Patents Examined by Daniel C. McCracken
  • Patent number: 11560311
    Abstract: A nanoparticle or agglomerate which contains connected multi-walled spherical fullerenes coated in layers of graphite. In different embodiments, the nanoparticles and agglomerates have different combinations of: a high mass fraction compared to other carbon allotropes present, a low concentration of defects, a low concentration of elemental impurities, a high Brunauer, Emmett and Teller (BET) specific surface area, and/or a high electrical conductivity. Methods are provided to produce the nanoparticles and agglomerates at a high production rate without using catalysts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Lyten, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Cook, Hossein-Ali Ghezelbash, Bryce H. Anzelmo, David Tanner, Shreeyukta Singh
  • Patent number: 11560313
    Abstract: Provided herein are graphene nanoribbons with high structural uniformity and low levels of impurities and methods of synthesis thereof. Also provided herein are graphene nanoplatelets of superior structural uniformity and low levels of impurities and methods of synthesis thereof. Further provided herein are mixtures of graphene nanoribbons and graphene nanoplatelets of good structural uniformity and low levels of impurities and methods of synthesis thereof. The method includes, for example, the steps of depositing catalyst on a constantly moving substrate, forming carbon nanotubes on the substrate, separating carbon nanotubes from the substrate, collecting the carbon nanotubes from the surface where the substrate moves continuously and sequentially through the depositing, forming, separating and collecting steps. Further processing steps convert the synthesized carbon nanotubes to graphene nanoribbons, graphene nanoplatelets and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: NTHERMA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Cattien V. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11560645
    Abstract: Methods comprising: contacting a carbon fiber seed to a carbon-metal melt, drawing the carbon fiber seed to form a carbon fiber. And, systems and apparatuses comprising: a carbon fiber reactor for fabricating carbon fiber, the reactor comprising a receptacle for containing a carbon-metal melt, and a plurality of nozzles through which a plurality of menisci are formed by the carbon-metal melt for contact with a carbon seed to fabricate the carbon fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Divyaraj Desai, Gabriel Iftime, Dane Andrew Boysen, Jessica Louis Baker Rivest
  • Patent number: 11554990
    Abstract: The invention provides filamentous organism-derived carbonaceous materials doped with organic and/or inorganic compounds, and methods of making the same. In certain embodiments, these carbonaceous materials are used as electrodes in solid state batteries and/or lithium-ion batteries. In another aspect, these carbonaceous materials are used as a catalyst, catalyst support, adsorbent, filter and/or other carbon-based material or adsorbent. In yet another aspect, the invention provides battery devices incorporating the carbonaceous electrode materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate, The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Zhiyong Ren, Mitchell Tyler Huggins, Justin C. Biffinger, Corey T. Love, Se-Hee Lee, Justin M. Whiteley
  • Patent number: 11547766
    Abstract: Systems, methods and related devices used to produce and collect polarized noble gas to inhibit, suppress, detect or filter alkali metal nanoclusters to preserve or increase a polarization level thereof. The systems can include a pre-sat chamber that has an Area Ratio between 20 and 500.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Duke University
    Inventors: Matthew S. Freeman, Bastiaan Driehuys
  • Patent number: 11542164
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a carbon nanotube dispersion including carbon nanotubes, a polymer dispersant containing an amine, a phenolic compound including two or more aromatic rings, and an aqueous solvent, wherein the polymer dispersant and the phenolic compound including two or more aromatic rings are included in a weight ratio of 100:1 to 100:90, and having low viscosity and a small change of viscosity over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Hyun Kim, Houng Sik Yoo, Jin Myung Cha, Gye Min Kwon, Hyun Sik Chae, Dong Hyun Cho, Sang Hoon Choy, Hyeon Choi, Hyung Suk Cho
  • Patent number: 11542635
    Abstract: Carbon nanotube (CNT) fiber and sheets formed by a specialized gas assembly pyrolytic reactor method that permits gas phase integration of nano and micro particles (NMPs) are processed into yarn and fabric used in the manufacture of personal protective clothing and equipment that can be tailored via selection of NMPs for a wide variety of functionality depending on target application. The CNT-NMP hybrid fabrics may be designed to exhibit enhanced electrical and thermal conductivity, moisture wicking, air filtering, and environmental sensing properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI
    Inventors: Mark J. Schulz, Sathya Kanakaraj, David Mast, Vesselin Shanov, Devika Chauhan, Guangfeng Hou, Vianessa Ng, Chenhao Xu, Rui Daniel Chen, Ashley Kubley, Xiaoda Hou, Richard Kleismit, Zhangzhang Yin
  • Patent number: 11542163
    Abstract: A carbon nanotube field emitter comprises at least two electrodes and at least one graphitized carbon nanotube structure. The at least one graphitized carbon nanotube structure comprises a first end and a field emission end. The first end is opposite to the field emission end. The first end is fixed between the at least two electrodes, and the field emission end is exposed from the at least two electrodes and configured to emit electrons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Peng Liu, Duan-Liang Zhou, Chun-Hai Zhang, Li Qian, Yu-Quan Wang, Xue-Wei Guo, Li-Yong Ma, Fu-Jun Wang, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 11525079
    Abstract: A preparation method of a fully adaptive modified nanographene plugging type anti-collapse drilling fluid is disclosed. A modified nanographene slurry anti-collapse agent and a water-based drilling fluid containing the modified nanographene slurry anti-collapse agent are disclosed. The preparation method includes subjecting a nanographene and a mixed acid to a first contact to obtain a mixed liquid, dropwise adding potassium chlorate into the mixed liquid under the condition of ice-bath pan to carry out a modification treatment, so as to obtain a modified nanographene, and subjecting the modified nanographene to a second contact with water to prepare a modified nanographene slurry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Southwest Petroleum University
    Inventors: Yang Bai, Dezhi Liu, Jing Zhang, Pingya Luo, Gang Xie, Feng Dai, Wenzhe Li
  • Patent number: 11517633
    Abstract: Described are methods for preparing radionuclides, such as radionuclides having a high specific activity. The disclosed methods include irradiating target nuclide materials, in solution, with a neutron source. The radionuclides can be separated from the target nuclide material by providing a solid carbon nanostructured material, as a suspension of solids, proximal to the target nuclide material in solution and using the recoil to drive adsorption of the radionuclide onto the solid carbon nanostructured material to transfer the radionuclides from the liquid phase (in solution) to the solid phase (adsorbed to the suspended solid carbon nanostructured material). One or more surfactants can be incorporated into the solution to facilitate formation of a stable suspension of the solid carbon nanostructured material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: William S Charlton, Donald D. Nolting, Adam J. Samia, Joseph Lapka
  • Patent number: 11511229
    Abstract: A nanocarbon separation method includes: a step of preparing a plurality of liquids with different specific gravities in which at least one of the plurality of liquids is a dispersion liquid in which a mixture of nanocarbons with different properties is dispersed; a step of sequentially injecting the plurality of liquids into an electrophoresis tank so that the specific gravities of the liquids decrease from a bottom to a top of the liquids in a direction of gravitational force; and a step of separating the mixture of the nanocarbons by moving a part of the mixture toward an electrode side disposed in an upper part of the electrophoresis tank and moving a remainder of the mixture toward an electrode side disposed in a lower part of the electrophoresis tank by applying a direct current voltage to the electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fumiyuki Nihey, Hideaki Numata, Yuki Kuwahara, Takeshi Saito, Fusako Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11512265
    Abstract: A water-based graphene dispersion is made by shear stabilization. The method of preparing the water-based graphene dispersion using shear stabilization includes adding a composition containing a graphene powder, a super wetter surfactant and a water dispersible rheology agent into water to form an aqueous mixture; and shearing the aqueous mixture under high pressures to break down the thick layers of the graphene powder to thin layers of graphene platelet particles and to form the water-based graphene dispersion with the graphene platelet particles dispersed in the water-based graphene dispersion. The water-based graphene dispersion is stable without visible phase separation after storage at room temperature for at least one year or even more than one year.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Turtle Wax, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael A. Schultz
  • Patent number: 11512000
    Abstract: A porous graphene film, its manufacturing method and an electronic product are provided. The method of manufacturing the porous graphene film includes: mixing a dispersion liquid of graphene with a dispersion liquid of particles, and performing a film-forming process to form a mixed film of graphene and particles; and removing the particles in the mixed film of graphene and particles to form the porous graphene film. The porous graphene film prepared by the method has a large specific surface area and an excellent electroconductivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignees: Fuzhou BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., Beijing BOE Technology Development Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wenqin Dai, Xia Chen
  • Patent number: 11505465
    Abstract: Method of obtainment of nanomaterials composed of carbonaceous material and metal oxides. The present invention refers to a method of obtainment of nanomaterials composed of two or more components, wherein at least one of these components is a carbonaceous material and at least another of the components is a metal oxide. The method of the present invention permits preparing these nanomaterials in liquid medium at moderate pressures and temperatures, in industrial quantities, and controlling the physicochemical properties of said nanomaterials by means of control of the parameters of synthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: GNANOMAT SL
    Inventors: Maria Seara Martínez, Alejandra García Gómez, Iñigo Larraza Álvarez, Elisa Peña Martín, Victor Blanco López, Sara Ruiz Martínez-Alcocer
  • Patent number: 11505466
    Abstract: The method for synthesizing graphene derivatives from asphaltene includes one or more steps that are based on thermal and/or chemical treatments. In the thermal treatment, asphaltene was carbonized in a rotating quartz-tube furnace under an inert atmosphere (N2). This carbonization process was performed at a temperature range of 400-950° C. The carbonization process converted asphaltene molecules into graphene derivatives by eliminating the alkyl side chains, exfoliating the aromatic layers (n), and expanding the aromatic sheet diameter (La). The chemical treatment, on the other hand, was performed on the asphaltene (i.e., graphene precursor) by dispersing the asphaltene molecules in a liquid intercalating agent to functionalize the asphaltene and expand the inter-layer distance between the aromatic sheets (intercalation). In this intercalation process, the graphitic surface of asphaltene is oxidized to form asphaltene oxide, and then graphene oxide (GO), which is a nonconductive hydrophilic carbon material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: KUWAIT INSTITUTE FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
    Inventors: Faisal S. Alhumaidan, Mohan S. Rana, Vinoba Mari
  • Patent number: 11508462
    Abstract: An optoelectronic system can include a single walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) device. The SWNT can include a carrier-doping density with optical conditions that control trion formation that respond via optical, electrical, or magnetic stimuli. The carrier-doping density can include a hole-polaron or electron-polaron concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: DUKE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Michael Therien, Yusong Bai, Jean-Hubert Olivier, George Bullard
  • Patent number: 11508968
    Abstract: A composition can include a carbon nanofiber, wherein a precursor for the carbon nanofiber includes an alcohol and an aldehyde crosslinked by a primary amine. In certain embodiments, the carbon nanofiber can be biotemplated. Biotemplating enables precise control of morphology at the nanometer scale, while molecular templating allows control of carbon nanotexture and structure at the sub-nanometer scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Angela Belcher, Jifa Qi, Geran Zhang
  • Patent number: 11498837
    Abstract: Provided is a shortened fibrous carbon nanohorn aggregate (CNB) obtained by shortening a CNB having a length of 1 ?m or more and a diameter in the short direction in the range of 30 to 100 nm, by oxidizing, stirring in an acid solution, subjecting to an ultrasonic treatment in a liquid, followed by cutting. The shortened CNB has an end surface on which no tip of the plurality of single-walled carbon nanohorns is disposed toward the longitudinal direction at least one end in the longitudinal direction, and has an excellent dispersibility by shortening the length to less than 1 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryota Yuge
  • Patent number: 11492261
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method using chemical reaction transparency of graphene, and more specifically to a method capable of forming a desired material by a catalytic reaction on a graphene surface using the graphene which inhibits oxygen diffusion without blocking electron delivery, and an applied method thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: KOREA RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Won Jin Choi, Jeong-O Lee, Hyunju Chang, Ki-jeong Kong, Ki-Seok An
  • Patent number: 11485640
    Abstract: A single-walled carbon nanotube separation apparatus includes: a separation tank accommodating a single-walled carbon nanotube dispersion liquid containing: metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes; and semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes; a first electrode and a second electrode that are installed in the separation tank; and a partition wall installed between the first electrode and the second electrode in the separation tank and below the separation tank in a height direction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Fumiyuki Nihey