Patents Assigned to UChicago Argonne LLC
  • Patent number: 10613254
    Abstract: An optical device includes a titanium dioxide substrate layer on a quartz base of a substrate. The substrate is configured to focus light in visible wavelength spectrum of 400 nm to 700 nm. The substrate comprises a first zone and a second zone. In some embodiments, the first zone and the second zone are concentric circles. A plurality of resonators are disposed on the substrate, the plurality of resonators comprising a first plurality corresponding to the first zone and a second plurality corresponding to the second zone. Each resonator is comprised of a dielectric material with a defined thickness “t” in the range of 30 nm to 300 nm. Each resonator has a radius “r” in the range of 30 nm to 300 nm and a gap “g” between adjacent resonators in the range of 5 nm to 200 nm. The first plurality of resonators in the first zone have a first radius within a first radius range that is different from a second radius range of the second plurality of resonators in the second zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: UChicago Argonne, LLC
    Inventors: David A. Czaplewski, Haogang Cai, Daniel Lopez
  • Publication number: 20200103638
    Abstract: An all-reflective objective includes a transparent substrate having a concave side and a convex side; a first reflective surface provided on the concave side of the transparent substrate; and a second reflective surface provided on the convex side of the transparent substrate. The first reflective surface comprises one of a mirror or a reflective coating. The second reflective surface comprises one of a mirror or a reflective coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Pellin, Robert G. Wagner, Howard W. Nicholson
  • Publication number: 20200102257
    Abstract: Methods, compositions, and articles of manufacture for alkane activation with single- or bi-metallic catalysts on crystalline mixed oxide supports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC
    Inventors: Theodore R. Krause, Adam S. Hock, Guanghui Zhang, Yunjie Xu
  • Publication number: 20200106127
    Abstract: A process and system for creating a lithium ion anolyte from lithium alloys. Metal and lithium alloys are processed to remove the metal with lithium from the alloy remaining. A lithium ion anolyte formed may be used in a process to form lithium metal. Alternatively, a process and system for recovering lithium from sources such as lithium alloys and lithium metal oxides and other feedstock such as recycled batteries into a thin lithium metal film via electrodeposition in an organic electrolyte contacting both anode (holder for lithium source) and cathode (substrate for lithium deposition) in a single-compartment electrolysis cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC
    Inventors: Patricia Anne Ignacio de Leon, John N. Hryn, Li Tang, Edward F. Barry, Daniel Yoav Arenas
  • Publication number: 20200099045
    Abstract: The invention provides a cathode active material having a discrete change in concentrations of a first base region and a second pulse region. Also provided is a method for preparing a cathode active material, the method having the steps: supplying chelating agent, aqueous basic solution and a first aqueous metal salt solution to a reactor to create a base region; supplying a second aqueous metal-salt solution to a reactor to form a pulse region, wherein the second aqueous metal-salt solution is intermittently or continuously added during or after the creation of the base region; thermally treating the base region and the pulse region to create active metal precursors; mixing the precursors with lithium salt to produce a mixture; and thermally treating the mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC
    Inventors: YoungHo Shin, Gregory K. Krumdick
  • Patent number: 10601077
    Abstract: An electrochemical device includes an anode, a separator, a cathode comprising a selenium-doped sulfur/carbon composite that includes a conductive carbon matrix and nano-sized selenium-doped sulfur particles of formula SxSey, where a ratio of x:y is from 2.5 to 1000, and an electrolyte comprising a salt and a non-aqueous fluorinated ether solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC
    Inventors: Gui-Liang Xu, Zonghai Chen, Khalil Amine
  • Publication number: 20200087806
    Abstract: System and methods for producing lithium metal from an anodic half-cell and a cathodic half-cell with a lithium permeable membrane therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC
    Inventors: John N. Hryn, Patricia Anne Ignacio-deLeon, Li Tang, Daniel Yoav Arenas
  • Publication number: 20200086286
    Abstract: A system for mixing particles that includes a liquid comprising inert particles and defining a liquid and air interface; magnetic microparticles suspended at the liquid and air interface; and a magnetic source configured to apply a uniaxial alternating magnetic field parallel to the liquid and air interface, wherein the uniaxial alternating magnetic field promotes a turbulent motion of the magnetic microparticles, which in turn promotes a diffusive motion of the inert particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC
    Inventors: Oleksiy Snezhko, Gasper Kokot
  • Publication number: 20200091509
    Abstract: Methods and systems for producing lithium metal through room temperature electrodeposition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: UChicago Argonne, LLC
    Inventors: John N. Hryn, Patricia Ignacio-de Leon, Jeffrey S. Spangenberger
  • Publication number: 20200086281
    Abstract: A lithium ion conducting membrane and methods of making the same. The membrane includes a polymeric matrix and a plurality of ion-conducting particles disposed within the polymeric matrix. An inorganic coating deposited in the polymeric matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC
    Inventors: John N. Hryn, Patricia Ignacio-de Leon, Edward F. Barry, Dileep Singh, Li Tang
  • Publication number: 20200091556
    Abstract: Magnesium salts suitable for use in an electrolyte for a magnesium ion electrochemical cell are described herein. The salts are magnesium tetra(perfluoroalkoxy)metalates, optionally solvated with up to seven ether molecules coordinated to the magnesium ion thereof. In one embodiment, the salt has the empirical formula: Mg(Z)22+[M(OCR3)4?]2 (Formula (I)) wherein Z is an ether; n is 0 to about 7; M is Al or B; and each R independently is a perfluoroalkyl group (e.g., C1 to C10 perfluoroalkyl). The magnesium salts of Formula (I) are suitable for use as electrolyte salts for magnesium ion batteries (e.g., 5 V class magnesium batteries) and exhibit a wide redox window that is particularly compatible with magnesium anode. The salts are relatively cost effective to prepare by methods described herein, which are conveniently scalable to levels suitable for commercial production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC
    Inventors: Ka-Cheong LAU, Chen LIAO
  • Patent number: 10593996
    Abstract: An electrochemical cell includes a high voltage cathode configured to operate at 1.5 volts or greater, an anode including Mg0, and an electrolyte including an at least one organic solvent, at least one magnesium salt, and at least one additive agent including a Lewis base, wherein the electrolyte is halogen-free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC
    Inventors: John T. Vaughey, Niya Sa, Hao Wang, Baris Key
  • Publication number: 20200079709
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for generating alkenes, the method having the steps of contacting an alkane with catalyst clusters no greater than 10 nm for a time sufficient to convert the alkane to alkene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC
    Inventors: Stefan Vajda, Avik Halder, Larry A. Curtiss
  • Publication number: 20200078705
    Abstract: A method of fabricating an coating includes providing a coating comprising a base material. The base material is coated with an inorganic material using at least one of an atomic layer deposition (ALD), a molecular layer deposition (MLD), or sequential infiltration synthesis (SIS) process. The SIS process includes at least one cycle of exposing the coating to a first metal precursor for a first predetermined time and a first partial pressure. The first metal precursor infiltrates at least a portion of the base material and binds with the base material. The coating is exposed to a second co-reactant precursor for a second predetermined time and a second partial pressure. The second co-reactant precursor reacts with the first metal precursor, thereby forming the inorganic material on the base material. The inorganic material infiltrating at least the portion of the base material. The inorganic material is functionalized with a material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: UCHICAGO ARGONNE LLC
    Inventors: Seth B. Darling, Jeffrey W. Elam
  • Publication number: 20200082956
    Abstract: A method for obtaining 225AC from 225Ra having the steps of assembling a column having an inorganic stationary phase; priming the column to immobilize 226Ra 225Ra and natural decay products therefrom; immobilizing the 226Ra, 225Ra, 224Ra, and natural decay products therefrom onto a stationary phase within the column; and eluting the column containing the 225Ra with an aqueous sulfate solution to obtain a milking effluent that contains 225AC. Also provided is a method for obtaining pure 225AC from its isotope parents, the method comprising assembling a column having a stationary phase comprising an inorganic material; priming the column with the isotope parents to immobilize 225Ac, and natural decay products of 225AC; immobilizing the 225Ac, and natural decay products therefrom onto the stationary phase within the column 226Ra, 225Ra, 224Ra; and eluting the column containing the 225AC to obtain an effluent that contains the isotope parents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Brown, Artem Gelis, David Rotsch, Jerry A. Nolen, JR., Amanda J. Youker
  • Patent number: 10584146
    Abstract: Heme released as a result of sustained injury leads to toxicity and triggers an inflammatory response and tissue damage. Heme oxygenase, an enzyme, recognizes, binds free heme and breaks it down as a part of the anti-inflammatory response. The present disclosure relates to a class of peptide amphiphiles that mimic the heme oxygenase function, and have shown that the designed peptide is able to bind and break down heme thus validating its potential as an anti-inflammatory agent that promotes tissue repair and useful in wound healing. The disclosed peptide sequence design provides control of amphiphile peptides' supramolecular structure and function. Applicants have shown that the incorporated heme molecule can transport CO, which suggests that the peptides can also transport NO, O2 and reactive oxygens, the molecules which are responsible for vasodilation, neurotransmission and cell death.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: UChicago Argonne, LLC
    Inventors: Harry C. Fry, Lee A. Solomon
  • Patent number: 10585693
    Abstract: Systems and methods are shown for providing metric driven deployments to cloud server services that are adapted to interface with each provider. In some implementations, there is insight and control over network, disk, CPU, and other activity giving the ability to do performance metrics analysis for a given application or service between different cloud server services as each application or service is run in a container within an instance running on the respective cloud server service. This allows for comparison between a plurality of providers for a given container driven by one or more metrics such as cost, flexibility, and performance. The instances which runs the one or more containers can be scaled up and down to a desired workload performance. Replication of images between providers can allow for seamless changing between providers based on changing goals as well as distribution of workload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: UChicago Argonne, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Aydelott, Daniel Murphy-Olson, Sebastien Boisvert
  • Patent number: 10577466
    Abstract: A method of preparing tunable inorganic patterned nanofeatures by infiltration of a block copolymer scaffold having a plurality of self-assembled periodic polymer microdomains. The method may be used sequential infiltration synthesis (SIS), related to atomic layer deposition (ALD). The method includes selecting a metal precursor that is configured to selectively react with the copolymer unit defining the microdomain but is substantially non-reactive with another polymer unit of the copolymer. A tunable inorganic features is selectively formed on the microdomain to form a hybrid organic/inorganic composite material of the metal precursor and a co-reactant. The organic component may be optionally removed to obtain an inorganic feature s with patterned nanostructures defined by the configuration of the microdomain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: UChicago Argonne, LLC
    Inventors: Seth B. Darling, Jeffrey W. Elam, Yu-Chih Tseng, Qing Peng
  • Publication number: 20200066418
    Abstract: A system for producing and harvesting radioisotopes is provided, the system having a converter housing defining a first beam window; a converter carrier and cartridge in slidable communication with the converter housing; a target housing positioned downstream from the converter housing, the target housing defining a second beam window; and a target carrier in slidable communication with the target housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC
    Inventors: David A. Rotsch, Nicholas A. Smith, David A. Ehst, Sergey A. Chemerisov, Jerry A. Nolen, JR., Michael Alexander Brown, James J. Grudzinski, James L. Bailey, Ronald T. Kmak
  • Patent number: 10571803
    Abstract: Simplified methods of multiple-patterning photolithography using sequential infiltration synthesis to modify the photoresist such that it withstands plasma etching better than unmodified resist and replaces one or more hard masks and/or a freezing step in MPL processes including litho-etch-litho-etch photolithography or litho-freeze-litho-etch photolithography.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: UChicago Argonne, LLC
    Inventors: Seth B. Darling, Jeffrey W. Elam, Yu-Chih Tseng