Patents Assigned to Brookhaven Science Associates LLC
  • Patent number: 9882222
    Abstract: Nitride stabilized metal nanoparticles and methods for their manufacture are disclosed. In one embodiment the metal nanoparticles have a continuous and nonporous noble metal shell with a nitride-stabilized non-noble metal core. The nitride-stabilized core provides a stabilizing effect under high oxidizing conditions suppressing the noble metal dissolution during potential cycling. The nitride stabilized nanoparticles may be fabricated by a process in which a core is coated with a shell layer that encapsulates the entire core. Introduction of nitrogen into the core by annealing produces metal nitride(s) that are less susceptible to dissolution during potential cycling under high oxidizing conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Kurian Abraham Kuttiyiel, Kotaro Sasaki, Radoslav R. Adzic
  • Publication number: 20180024254
    Abstract: Technologies are described for semiconductor radiation detectors. The semiconductor radiation detectors may comprise a semiconductor material. The semiconductor material may include a first surface and a second surface. The first surface may be opposite from the second surface. The semiconductor material may include at least one metal component. The semiconductor material may be effective to absorb radiation and induce a current pulse in response thereto. The semiconductor radiation detector may comprise an electrode contact. The electrode contact may include a metal doped oxide deposited on the first surface of the semiconductor material. The metal doped oxide may include the metal component element of the semiconductor material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicants: BROOKHAVEN SCIENCE ASSOCIATES, LLC, NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: UTPAL N. ROY, RALPH B. JAMES, ALEKSEY BOLOTNIKOV, GIUSEPPE CAMARDA, YONGGANG CUI, ANWAR HOSSAIN, GE YANG, ASWINI PRADHAN, RAJ EH MUNDLE
  • Patent number: 9875821
    Abstract: Technologies are described for apparatus, methods and systems effective for filtering. The filters may comprise a first plate. The first plate may include an x-ray absorbing material and walls defining first slits. The first slits may include arc shaped openings through the first plate. The walls of the first plate may be configured to absorb at least some of first x-rays when the first x-rays are incident on the x-ray absorbing material, and to output second x-rays. The filters may comprise a second plate spaced from the first plate. The second plate may include the x-ray absorbing material and walls defining second slits. The second slits may include arc shaped openings through the second plate. The walls of the second plate may be configured to absorb at least some of second x-rays and to output third x-rays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: John Jay Sinsheimer, Raymond P. Conley, Nathalie C. D. Bouet, Eric Dooryhee, Sanjit Ghose
  • Patent number: 9853255
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to membrane electrode assemblies. The membrane electrode assembly may include at least one gas-diffusion layer having a first side and a second side, and particle cores adhered to at least one of the first and second sides of the at least one gas-diffusion layer. The particle cores includes surfaces adhered to the at least one of the first and second sides of the at least one gas-diffusion layer and surfaces not in contact with the at least one gas-diffusion layer. Furthermore, a thin layer of catalytically atoms may be adhered to the surfaces of the particle cores not in contact with the at least one gas-diffusion layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Radoslav Adzic, Stoyan Bliznakov, Miomir Vukmirovic
  • Patent number: 9850291
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a novel gene encoding a transporter protein trigalactosyldiacylglycerol-5 (TGD5), mutations thereof and their use to enhance TAG production and retention in plant vegetative tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Changcheng Xu, Jilian Fan, Chengshi Yan, John Shanklin
  • Patent number: 9842958
    Abstract: A method of forming electrical contacts on a diamond substrate comprises producing a plasma ball using a microwave plasma source in the presence of a mixture of gases. The mixture of gases include a source of a p-type or an n-type dopant. The plasma ball is disposed at a first distance from the diamond substrate. The diamond substrate is maintained at a first temperature. The plasma ball is maintained at the first distance from the diamond substrate for a first time, and a UNCD film, which is doped with at least one of a p-type dopant and an n-type dopant, is disposed on the diamond substrate. The doped UNCD film is patterned to define UNCD electrical contacts on the diamond substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignees: UChicago Argonne, LLC, Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC, The Research Foundation for the State University of New York
    Inventors: Anirudha V. Sumant, John Smedley, Erik Muller
  • Patent number: 9837814
    Abstract: A radio frequency-assisted fast superconducting switch is described. A superconductor is closely coupled to a radio frequency (RF) coil. To turn the switch “off,” i.e., to induce a transition to the normal, resistive state in the superconductor, a voltage burst is applied to the RF coil. This voltage burst is sufficient to induce a current in the coupled superconductor. The combination of the induced current with any other direct current flowing through the superconductor is sufficient to exceed the critical current of the superconductor at the operating temperature, inducing a transition to the normal, resistive state. A by-pass MOSFET may be configured in parallel with the superconductor to act as a current shunt, allowing the voltage across the superconductor to drop below a certain value, at which time the superconductor undergoes a transition to the superconducting state and the switch is reset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Vyacheslav Solovyov, Qiang Li
  • Patent number: 9821285
    Abstract: A method for providing 11C-labeled cyanides from 11C labeled oxides in a target gas stream retrieved from an irradiated high pressure gaseous target containing O2, wherein 11C labeled oxides are reduced with H2 in the presence of a nickel catalyst under a pressure and a temperature sufficient to form a product stream comprising at least about 95% 11CH4, the 11CH4 is then combined with an excess of NH3 in a carrier/reaction stream flowing at an accelerated velocity and the combined 11CH4 carrier/reaction stream is then contacted with a platinum (Pt) catalyst particulate supported on a substantially-chemically-nonreactive heat-stable support at a temperature of at least about 900° C., whereby a product stream comprising at least about 60% H11CN is provided in less than 10 minutes from retrieval of the 11C labeled oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: BROOKHAVEN SCIENCE ASSOCIATES, LLC
    Inventors: Dohyun Kim, David Alexoff, Sung Won Kim, Jacob M. Hooker, Richard A. Ferrieri
  • Publication number: 20170324215
    Abstract: Technologies are described for methods to fabricate lasers to amplify light. The methods may comprise depositing nanoparticles on a substrate. The length, width, and height of the nanoparticles may be less than 100 nm. The methods may further comprise distributing the nanoparticles on the substrate to produce a film. The nanoparticles in the film may be coupled nanoparticles. The coupled nanoparticles may be in disordered contact with each other within the film. The distribution may be performed such that constructive interference of the light occurs by multiple scattering at the boundaries of the coupled nanoparticles within the film. The methods may comprise exposing the film to a power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Y. Sfeir, Kannatassen Appavoo, Xiaoze Liu, Vinod M. Menon
  • Patent number: 9793036
    Abstract: A dipole-magnet system and method for producing high-magnetic-fields, including an open-region located in a radially-central-region to allow particle-beam transport and other uses, low-temperature-superconducting-coils comprised of low-temperature-superconducting-wire located in radially-outward-regions to generate high magnetic-fields, high-temperature-superconducting-coils comprised of high-temperature-superconducting-tape located in radially-inward-regions to generate even higher magnetic-fields and to reduce erroneous fields, support-structures to support the coils against large Lorentz-forces, a liquid-helium-system to cool the coils, and electrical-contacts to allow electric-current into and out of the coils. The high-temperature-superconducting-tape may be comprised of bismuth-strontium-calcium-copper-oxide or rare-earth-metal, barium-copper-oxide (ReBCO) where the rare-earth-metal may be yttrium, samarium, neodymium, or gadolinium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignees: Particle Beam Lasers, Inc., Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Ramesh Gupta, Ronald Scanlan, Arup K. Ghosh, Robert J. Weggel, Robert Palmer, Michael D. Anerella, Jesse Schmalzle
  • Patent number: 9751758
    Abstract: A method for lattice design via multivalent linkers (LDML) is disclosed that introduces a rationally designed symmetry of connections between particles in order to achieve control over the morphology of their assembly. The method affords the inclusion of different programmable interactions within one linker that allow an assembly of different types of particles. The designed symmetry of connections is preferably provided utilizing DNA encoding. The linkers may include fabricated “patchy” particles, DNA scaffold constructs and Y-shaped DNA linkers, anisotropic particles, which are preferably functionalized with DNA, multimeric protein-DNA complexes, and particles with finite numbers of DNA linkers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Oleg Gang, Fang Lu, Miho Tagawa
  • Patent number: 9755229
    Abstract: Novel intermetallic materials are provided that are composed of tin and one or more additional metal(s) having a formula M(1-x)-Sn5, where ?0.1?x?0.5, with 0.01?x?0.4 being more preferred and the second metallic element (M) is selected from iron (Fe), copper (Cu), cobalt (Co), nickel (Ni), and a combination of two or more of those metals. Due to low concentration of the second metallic element, the intermetallic compound affords an enhanced capacity applicable for electrochemical cells and may serve as an intermediate phase between Sn and MSn2. A method of synthesizing these intermetallic materials is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Xiao-Liang Wang, Weiqiang Han
  • Patent number: 9716279
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to electrocatalysts. The electrocatalyst may include at least one gas-diffusion layer having a first side and a second side, and particle cores adhered to at least one of the first and second sides of the at least one gas-diffusion layer. The particle cores includes surfaces adhered to the at least one of the first and second sides of the at least one gas-diffusion layer and surfaces not in contact with the at least one gas-diffusion layer. Furthermore, a thin layer of catalytically atoms may be adhered to the surfaces of the particle cores not in contact with the at least one gas-diffusion layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Radoslav Adzic, Stoyan Bliznakov, Miomir Vukmirovic
  • Patent number: 9689085
    Abstract: A method of depositing contiguous, conformal submonolayer-to-multilayer thin films with atomic-level control is described. The process involves electrochemically exchanging a mediating element on a substrate with a noble metal film by alternatingly sweeping potential in forward and reverse directions for a predetermined number of times in an electrochemical cell. By cycling the applied voltage between the bulk deposition potential for the mediating element and the material to be deposited, repeated desorption/adsorption of the mediating element during each potential cycle can be used to precisely control film growth on a layer-by-layer basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Jia Xu Wang, Radoslav R. Adzic
  • Patent number: 9670258
    Abstract: Compounds of the present invention of formula I and formula II are disclosed in the specification and wherein the compounds are modulators of Bone Morphogenic Protein activity. Compounds are synthetic peptides having a non-growth factor heparin binding region, a linker, and sequences that bind specifically to a receptor for Bone Morphogenic Protein. Uses of compounds of the present invention in the treatment of bone lesions, degenerative joint disease and to enhance bone formation are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignees: Ferring B.V., Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Paul O. Zamora, Louis A. Pena, Xinhua Lin, Takahashi Kazuyuki
  • Publication number: 20170110616
    Abstract: Thin-film photovoltaic devices and methods of their use and manufacture are disclosed. More particularly, polycrystalline CuIn(1-x)GaxSe2 (CIGS) based thin-film photovoltaic devices having independently tunable sublayers are disclosed. Also provided are methods of producing an n-doped graphene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicants: Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC, The Research Foundation for The State University of New York, The Research Foundation for The State University of New York
    Inventors: Nanditha Dissanayake, Matthew Eisaman, Ahsan Ashraf, Nancy Goroff, Xiuzhu Ang
  • Patent number: 9593344
    Abstract: In the tgd1-1 mutant that displays substantially enhanced TAG synthesis and turnover, disruption of SUGAR-DEPENDENT1 (SDP1) TAG lipase or PEROXISOMAL TRANSPORTER1 (PXA1) severely decreases FA turnover, leading to an increase in leaf TAG content up to 9% of dry weight and total leaf lipid by three-fold. The membrane lipid content and composition of tgd1-1 sdp1-4 and tgd1-1 pxa1-2 double mutants are altered and they are compromised in growth and development and fertility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Changcheng Xu, Jilian Fan, Chengshi Yan, John Shanklin
  • Patent number: 9580823
    Abstract: A catalytic composition from earth-abundant transition metal salts and biomass is disclosed. A calcined catalytic composition formed from soybean powder and ammonium molybdate is specifically exemplified herein. Methods for making the catalytic composition are disclosed as are electrodes for hydrogen evolution reactions comprising the catalytic composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Wei-Fu Chen, Shweta Iyer, Shilpa Iyer, Kotaro Sasaki, James T. Muckerman, Etsuko Fujita
  • Publication number: 20170047468
    Abstract: A method of forming electrical contacts on a diamond substrate comprises producing a plasma ball using a microwave plasma source in the presence of a mixture of gases. The mixture of gases include a source of a p-type or an n-type dopant. The plasma ball is disposed at a first distance from the diamond substrate. The diamond substrate is maintained at a first temperature. The plasma ball is maintained at the first distance from the diamond substrate for a first time, and a UNCD film, which is doped with at least one of a p-type dopant and an n-type dopant, is disposed on the diamond substrate. The doped UNCD film is patterned to define UNCD electrical contacts on the diamond substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicants: Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC, UChicago Argonne, LLC, The Research Foundation for the State University of New York
    Inventors: Anirudha V. Sumant, John Smedley, Erik Muller
  • Publication number: 20170036190
    Abstract: This disclosure describes hydrophobic or super-hydrophobic compositions, such as sponges, that also are oleophilic or super-oleophilic with superior recyclability, good mechanical strength, low cost, and manufacture scalability. The hydrophobic or super-hydrophobic compositions include the reaction product of at least a substrate having a reacting group which reacts with a silane and an alkylsilane or a fluoroalkylsilane having an alkyl group comprised of a hydrocarbon, an aliphatic hydrocarbon, or a fluorohydrocarbon of 1 to about 30 carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: BROOKHAVEN SCIENCE ASSOCIATES, LLC
    Inventors: VIET HUNG PHAM, JAMES HENRY DICKERSON