Patents by Inventor Alex Volosin

Alex Volosin has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9365691
    Abstract: Porous materials are fabricated using interpenetrating inorganic-organic composite gels. A mixture or precursor solution including an inorganic gel precursor, an organic polymer gel precursor, and a solvent is treated to form an inorganic wet gel including the organic polymer gel precursor and the solvent. The inorganic wet gel is then treated to form a composite wet gel including an organic polymer network in the body of the inorganic wet gel, producing an interpenetrating inorganic-organic composite gel. The composite wet gel is dried to form a composite material including the organic polymer network and an inorganic network component. The composite material can be treated further to form a porous composite material, a porous polymer or polymer composite, a porous metal oxide, and other porous materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS, A BODY CORPORATE OF THE STATE OF ARIZONA ACTING FOR AND ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Dong-Kyun Seo, Alex Volosin
  • Patent number: 9308511
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems for fabricating porous materials using thixotropic gels. A shear force is applied to a thixotropic material causing the material to flow. Multiple components are added to the thixotropic material while applying the shear force causing the multiple components to be distributed in the material. The shear force is removed such that the static properties of the thixotropic material in the absence of the shear force retain a distribution of the multiple components in the thixotropic material to form a composite gel material that includes liquid within a network of inter-connected solid particles that include the distributed plurality of components. The liquid in the composite gel material is removed to form a porous composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS, A BODY CORPORATE OF THE STATE OF ARIZONA ACTING FOR AND ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Dong-Kyun Seo, Alex Volosin
  • Patent number: 8557214
    Abstract: Preparing porous particles includes forming a gel including a first liquid and an oxygen-containing compound of a metal, semi-metal, metalloid, or semi-conductor, including an oxide, hydroxide, alkoxide, oxohydroxide, oxoalkoxide, oxo salt, or oxo salt hydrate of the metal, semi-metal, metalloid, or semi-conductor; contacting the gel with a combustible liquid to form a combustible gel; and initiating combustion of the combustible gel to form a substance including porous metal, semi-metal, metalloid, or semi-conductor oxide particles. The combustible liquid can include a volatile solvent. The porous particles have open pores with a range of nanoscale pore sizes. The porous particles may be treated further to form, for example, a composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents, a body corporate of the State of Arizona
    Inventors: Dong-Kyun Seo, Danielle Ladd, Alex Volosin
  • Publication number: 20130153830
    Abstract: Porous materials are fabricated using interpenetrating inorganic-organic composite gels. A mixture or precursor solution including an inorganic gel precursor, an organic polymer gel precursor, and a solvent is treated to form an inorganic wet gel including the organic polymer gel precursor and the solvent. The inorganic wet gel is then treated to form a composite wet gel including an organic polymer network in the body of the inorganic wet gel, producing an interpenetrating inorganic-organic composite gel. The composite wet gel is dried to form a composite material including the organic polymer network and an inorganic network component. The composite material can be treated further to form a porous composite material, a porous polymer or polymer composite, a porous metal oxide, and other porous materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Dong-Kyun Seo, Alex Volosin
  • Publication number: 20120235073
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems for fabricating porous materials using thixotropic gels. A shear force is applied to a thixotropic material causing the material to flow. Multiple components are added to the thixotropic material while applying the shear force causing the multiple components to be distributed in the material. The shear force is removed such that the static properties of the thixotropic material in the absence of the shear force retain a distribution of the multiple components in the thixotropic material to form a composite gel material that includes liquid within a network of inter-connected solid particles that include the distributed plurality of components. The liquid in the composite gel material is removed to form a porous composite material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: Arizona Board of Regents for and on Be-half of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Dong-Kyun Seo, Alex Volosin
  • Publication number: 20110092363
    Abstract: Preparing porous particles includes forming a gel including a first liquid and an oxygen-containing compound of a metal, semi-metal, metalloid, or semi-conductor, including an oxide, hydroxide, alkoxide, oxohydroxide, oxoalkoxide, oxo salt, or oxo salt hydrate of the metal, semi-metal, metalloid, or semi-conductor; contacting the gel with a combustible liquid to form a combustible gel; and initiating combustion of the combustible gel to form a substance including porous metal, semi-metal, metalloid, or semi-conductor oxide particles. The combustible liquid can include a volatile solvent. The porous particles have open pores with a range of nanoscale pore sizes. The porous particles may be treated further to form, for example, a composite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventors: Dong-Kyun Seo, Danielle Ladd, Alex Volosin