Patents by Inventor Alexey Serov

Alexey Serov 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: 10864460
    Abstract: A variety of inorganic-organic hybrid materials and various methods for preparing and using the same are described. The hybrid materials are graphene or graphitic materials populated with organic molecules and may have a variety of surface defects, pits or three-dimensional architecture, thereby increasing the surface area of the material. The hybrid materials may take the form of three dimensional graphene nanosheets (3D GNS). If the organic molecules are enantiospecific molecules, the hybrid materials can be used for chiral separation of racemic mixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: UNM Rainforest Innovations
    Inventors: Alexey Serov, Plamen B Atanassov, Nikolai Kalugin, Liliya V Frolova
  • Patent number: 10826109
    Abstract: Novel non-planar non-contiguous graphene structures and novel methods for forming the same. According to some embodiments the novel methods result in three-dimensional graphene structures. According to a further embodiment these three-dimensional graphene structures have a specific, controlled morphology. According to a still further method the novel method results in decoratable graphene sheets or three-dimensional graphene structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: UNM Rainforest Innovations
    Inventors: Alexey Serov, Plamen B Atanassov, Nalin Andersen
  • Patent number: 10784548
    Abstract: Supercapacitive bioelectrical systems (SC-BESs) wherein the anode and cathode act as electrodes for a self-powered internal supercapacitor. The BES may further be enhanced by the use of optimized catalysts and enzymes to increase cell voltage and the use of a third capacitive electrode (AdE) short-circuited to the BES cathode and coupled to the BES anode to improve the power output of the self-powered internal supercapacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignees: STC.UNM, Alma Mater Studiorum'Università di Bologna
    Inventors: Carlo Santoro, Alexey Serov, Plamen B. Atanassov, Francesca Soavi, Catia Arbizzani
  • Patent number: 10619256
    Abstract: Synthetic materials that are useful as heterogeneous catalysts or electrocatalysts. The materials can be used to catalyze oxidation and/or reduction reactions and/or oxygen/hydrogen evolution/oxydation reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Alexey Serov, Plamen Atanassov
  • Patent number: 10522843
    Abstract: A supported bi-metallic non-platinum catalyst that is capable of oxidizing hydrazine to produce, as by-products of energy production, nitrogen, water, and zero or near-zero levels of ammonia is described. The catalyst is suitable for use in fuel cells, particularly those that utilizes an anion-exchange membrane and a liquid fuel such as hydrazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: STC. UNM
    Inventors: Alexey Serov, Plamen B Atanassov, Tomokazu Sakamoto, Hirohisa Tanaka, Koichiro Asazawa
  • Patent number: 10038196
    Abstract: Novel active supports, novel catalysts, and methods of preparing active supports using a sacrificial template particles and methods of preparing the same are all described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Alexey Serov, Plamen B Atanassov
  • Publication number: 20180166760
    Abstract: Supercapacitive bioelectrical systems (SC-BESs) wherein the anode and cathode act as electrodes for a self-powered internal supercapacitor. The BES may further be enhanced by the use of optimized catalysts and enzymes to increase cell voltage and the use of a third capacitive electrode (AdE) short-circuited to the BES cathode and coupled to the BES anode to improve the power output of the self-powered internal supercapacitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicants: STC.UNM, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna
    Inventors: Carlo Santoro, Alexey Serov, Plamen B Atanassov, Francesca Soavi, Catia Arbizzani
  • Publication number: 20180053958
    Abstract: Methods for optimizing, designing, making, and assembling various component parts and layers to produce optimized MEAs. Optimization is generally achieved by producing multi-layered MEAs wherein characteristics such as catalyst composition and morphology, ionomer concentration, and hydrophobicity/hydophilicity are specifically tuned in each layer. The MEAs are optimized for use with a variety of catalysts including catalysts with specifically designed and controlled morphology, chemical speciation on the bulk, chemical speciation on the surface, and/or specific hydrophobic or hydrophilic or other characteristics. The catalyst can incorporate non-platinum group metal (non-PGM) and/or platinum group metal (PGM) materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicant: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Alexey Serov, Plamen B. Atanassov
  • Publication number: 20180044805
    Abstract: Synthetic materials that are useful as heterogeneous catalysts or electrocatalysts. The materials can be used to catalyze oxidation and/or reduction reactions and/or oxygen/hydrogen evolution/oxydation reactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Alexey Serov, Plamen Atanassov
  • Patent number: 9812719
    Abstract: A mixed reactant fuel cell (MRFC) including a MRFC-optimized electrocatalyst utilizing a combination of selective catalysts and selective fuel distributors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Alexey Serov, Plamen B Atanassov, Elod Gyenge, Amin Aziznia
  • Publication number: 20170253489
    Abstract: A variety of inorganic-organic hybrid materials and various methods for preparing and using the same are described. The hybrid materials are graphene or graphitic materials populated with organic molecules and may have a variety of surface defects, pits or three-dimensional architecture, thereby increasing the surface area of the material. The hybrid materials may take the form of three dimensional graphene nanosheets (3D GNS). If the organic molecules are enantiospecific molecules, the hybrid materials can be used for chiral separation of racemic mixtures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Alexey Serov, Plamen B Atanassov, Nikolai Kalugin, Liliya V Frolova
  • Patent number: 9728788
    Abstract: A method for preparing M-N—C catalytic material utilizing ball-milling with or without the addition of a sacrificial support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Alexey Serov, Plamen B Atanassov
  • Patent number: 9722256
    Abstract: In the present disclosure, imidazole-derived materials including M-N—C catalysts, imidazole-derived MOFs and MOF-based M-N—C catalysts as well as methods for preparing the same utilizing mechanochemical synthesis and/or a sacrificial support-based methods are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Alexey Serov, Plamen B Atanassov
  • Patent number: 9694351
    Abstract: Platinum or platinum group metal decorated non-oxide materials that are formed using a synthesis pathway that avoids the production of intermediate oxides. The materials are suitable for use as catalysts and may or may not be porous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Aaron Joseph Roy, Timothy L Ward, Alexey Serov, Plamen B Atanassov
  • Patent number: 9673456
    Abstract: A sacrificial support-based method, a mechanosynthesis-based method, and a combined sacrificial support/mechanosynthesis support based method that enables the production of supported or unsupported catalytic materials and/or the synthesis of catalytic materials from both soluble and insoluble transition metal and charge transfer salt materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventors: Alexey Serov, Plamen B Atanassov
  • Patent number: 9666877
    Abstract: A method of preparing catalytic materials comprising depositing platinum or non-platinum group metals, or alloys thereof on a porous oxide support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Alexey Serov, Ulises A Martinez, Plamen B Atanassov
  • Patent number: 9647275
    Abstract: A porous metal-oxide composite particle suitable for use as a oxygen reduction reaction or oxygen evolution reaction catalyst and sacrificial support based methods for making the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Alexey Serov, Nalin Andersen, Plamen B Atanassov
  • Patent number: 9634331
    Abstract: A method of preparing M-N—C catalysts utilizing a sacrificial support approach and inexpensive and readily available polymer precursors as the source of nitrogen and carbon is disclosed. Exemplary polymer precursors include non-porphyrin precursors with no initial catalytic activity. Examples of suitable non-catalytic non-porphyrin precursors include, but are not necessarily limited to low molecular weight precursors that form complexes with iron such as 4-aminoantipirine, phenylenediamine, hydroxysuccinimide, ethanolamine, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Alexey Serov, Barr Halevi, Kateryna Artyushkova, Plamen B Atanassov, Ulises A Martinez
  • Publication number: 20170092959
    Abstract: Novel catalysts suitable for use in biological systems and biological systems using these catalysts are described. In particular, the present disclosure provides microbial fuel cells utilizing non-PGM catalysts having a morphology that makes them particularly suitable for use in a microbial fuel cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Alexey Serov, Plamen Atanassov, Carlo Santoro
  • Publication number: 20170092960
    Abstract: Novel nano-sized materials and methods for making the same are described. The novel nano-sized materials are suitable for use as catalytic supports and, more specifically, can be decorated with one or more catalytic materials so as to form suitable catalysts for DLFC fuel cells utilizing alkaline media. The present disclosure also provides a small, portable, power supply system that incorporates catalysts utilizing the decorated nano-sized materials described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Alexey Serov, Plamen B. Atanassov, Sadia KABIR, Sarah STARIHA