Patents by Inventor Alon A. Gorodetsky

Alon A. Gorodetsky 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).

  • Publication number: 20220003353
    Abstract: Composite materials with adjustable spectral properties comprised of IR-reflecting micro-domains overlaying an IR-transparent elastomeric matrix, and capable of dynamically controlling IR radiation transmission are described, as well as methods of fabrication thereof. Systems with capabilities to regulate IR radiation (including heat) transmission based thereon, and methods of regulating IR radiation transmission (including thermal regulation) using the same are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Alon A. Gorodetsky, Steven R. Jim, George Stiubianu, Erica Leung, Kyle Naughton, Priyam Patel, Maurizio Follador, Emil Karshalev
  • Publication number: 20210230118
    Abstract: Quinolines, polyquinolines, polybenzoquinolines, molecular segments of fullerenes and graphene nanoribbons, and graphene nanoribbons and processes for producing such materials are provided. The processes utilize a form of an aza-Diels-Alder (Povarov) reaction to first form quinolines and/or polyquinolines. In some such embodiments polyquinolines thus produced are used to form graphene nanoribbon precursors, and molecular segments and graphene nanoribbons. In many such embodiments the graphene nanoribbone precursors are formed from polybenzoquinolines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Alon Gorodetsky, David Joshua Dibble, Mehran Umerani, Amir Mazaheripour, Young Suk Park, Anthony Burke
  • Publication number: 20210063612
    Abstract: Fully artificial, adaptive composite materials and systems, having variable transmittance, reflectance, and/or absorptance to radiation in visible, infrared, or other desired region of the electromagnetic spectrum, and methods of the manufacture and use thereof are provided. The adaptive composite materials and systems possess an unprecedented combination of properties and are, therefore, poised to enable a broad range of practical applications. The adaptive composite material incorporates at least one size-variable active area having a variable transmittance, reflectance, and/or absorptance in at least a portion of the electromagnetic spectrum and comprises at least: an elastomer substrate, a texturizing layer disposed on top of the substrate, and an optional reflective coating disposed on top of the texturizing layer. In operation, the stretching and relaxation of the elastomer substrate causes changes in the surface morphology of the texturized layers (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Alon A. Gorodetsky, Chengyi Xu, George Stiubianu
  • Patent number: 10899711
    Abstract: Quinolines, polyquinolines, polybenzoquinolines, molecular segments of fullerenes and graphene nanoribbons, and graphene nanoribbons and processes for producing such materials are provided. The processes utilize a form of an aza-Diels-Alder (Povarov) reaction to first form quinolines and/or polyquinolines. In some such embodiments polyquinolines thus produced are used to form graphene nanoribbon precursors, and molecular segments and graphene nanoribbons. In many such embodiments the graphene nanoribbon precursors are formed from polybenzoquinolines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Alon Gorodetsky, David Joshua Dibble, Mehran Umerani, Amir Mazaheripour, Young Suk Park, Anthony Burke
  • Patent number: 10807122
    Abstract: Reflectin proteins are proteins derived from cephalopods (certain species of squid) which have unusual optical properties. Disclosed herein are thin films of reflectin proteins which can be tuned to reflect infrared light. Advantageously, the films can be tuned dynamically over short time scales, to reflect at different wavelengths. Disclosed herein are novel infrared-reflective coatings, methods of making such coatings, and infrared-reflective objects such as textiles, building materials, and camouflage materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Alon Gorodetsky, Long Phan, David Ordinario, Emil Karshalev, Michael Shenk, Ward Gale Walkup, IV
  • Patent number: 10604540
    Abstract: Perylene diimide phosphoramidite derivatives and methods for polymerization of perylene diimide phosphoramidite derivatives and applications thereof are provided. Compounds comprise at least an electronically active base surrogate and may also include a solubilizing functionality. The base surrogate may be comprised of an electrochemically active perylene diimide (PDI) molecule, the solubility chain may comprise a PEG functionality, and the PDI may further comprise a phosphoramidite functionality as an imide substituent. The phosphoramidite functionality may be used as a chemical coupling handle for use with established nucleic acid synthesis protocols and/or automated synthesis. One or more aromatic core functionalizations may be incorporated into the PDI molecules to allow for tuning the molecule's electronic and optical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Amir Mazaheripour, Anthony Burke, Alon Gorodetsky
  • Patent number: 10557818
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to novel materials and associated methods for conducting protons, such materials comprising cephalopod proton-conducting proteins such as reflectins. The protonic conductivity of such cephalopod proton-conducting proteins may be modulated by the application of an electric field. The invention further encompasses protonic transistors comprising a cephalopod proton-conducting protein channel. The transistors and related devices of the invention are amenable to use in biological systems for the sensing or manipulation of protonic flows within the biological system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Alon Gorodetsky, Long Phan, Ward Walkup, David Ordinario
  • Publication number: 20190010175
    Abstract: Perylene diimide phosphoramidite derivatives and methods for polymerization of perylene diimide phosphoramidite derivatives and applications thereof are provided. Compounds comprise at least an electronically active base surrogate and may also include a solubilizing functionality. The base surrogate may be comprised of an electrochemically active perylene diimide (PDI) molecule, the solubility chain may comprise a PEG functionality, and the PDI may further comprise a phosphoramidite functionality as an imide substituent. The phosphoramidite functionality may be used as a chemical coupling handle for use with established nucleic acid synthesis protocols and/or automated synthesis. One or more aromatic core functionalizations may be incorporated into the PDI molecules to allow for tuning the molecule's electronic and optical properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Amir Mazaheripour, Anthony Burke, Alon Gorodetsky
  • Publication number: 20180297058
    Abstract: Reflectin proteins are proteins derived from cephalopods (certain species of squid) which have unusual optical properties. Disclosed herein are thin films of reflectin proteins which can be tuned to reflect infrared light. Advantageously, the films can be tuned dynamically over short time scales, to reflect at different wavelengths. Disclosed herein are novel infrared-reflective coatings, methods of making such coatings, and infrared-reflective objects such as textiles, building materials, and camouflage materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Alon Gorodetsky, Long Phan, David Ordinario, Emil Karshalev, Michael Shenk, Ward Gale Walkup, IV
  • Patent number: 10035175
    Abstract: Reflectin proteins are proteins derived from cephalopods (certain species of squid) which have unusual optical properties. Disclosed herein are thin films of reflectin proteins which can be tuned to reflect infrared light. Advantageously, the films can be tuned dynamically over short time scales, to reflect at different wavelengths. Disclosed herein are novel infrared-reflective coatings, methods of making such coatings, and infrared-reflective objects such as textiles, building materials, and camouflage materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Alon Gorodetsky, Long Phan, David Ordinario, Emil Karshalev, Michael Shenk, Ward Gale Walkup, IV
  • Patent number: 10017528
    Abstract: Perylene diimide phosphoramidite derivatives and methods for polymerization of perylene diimide phosphoramidite derivatives and applications thereof are provided. Compounds comprise at least an electronically active base surrogate and may also include a solubilizing functionality. The base surrogate may be comprised of an electrochemically active perylene diimide (PDI) molecule, the solubility chain may comprise a PEG functionality, and the PDI may further comprise a phosphoramidite functionality as an imide substituent. The phosphoramidite functionality may be used as a chemical coupling handle for use with established nucleic acid synthesis protocols and/or automated synthesis. One or more aromatic core functionalizations may be incorporated into the PDI molecules to allow for tuning the molecule's electronic and optical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Amir Mazaheripour, Anthony Burke, Alon Gorodetsky
  • Publication number: 20180099986
    Abstract: Perylene diimide phosphoramidite derivatives and methods for polymerization of perylene diimide phosphoramidite derivatives and applications thereof are provided. Compounds comprise at least an electronically active base surrogate and may also include a solubilizing functionality. The base surrogate may be comprised of an electrochemically active perylene diimide (PDI) molecule, the solubility chain may comprise a PEG functionality, and the PDI may further comprise a phosphoramidite functionality as an imide substituent. The phosphoramidite functionality may be used as a chemical coupling handle for use with established nucleic acid synthesis protocols and/or automated synthesis. One or more aromatic core functionalizations may be incorporated into the PDI molecules to allow for tuning the molecule's electronic and optical properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Amir Mazaheripour, Anthony Burke, Alon Gorodetsky
  • Publication number: 20180052137
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to novel materials and associated methods for conducting protons, such materials comprising cephalopod proton-conducting proteins such as reflectins. The protonic conductivity of such cephalopod proton-conducting proteins may be modulated by the application of an electric field. The invention further encompasses protonic transistors comprising a cephalopod proton-conducting protein channel. The transistors and related devices of the invention are amenable to use in biological systems for the sensing or manipulation of protonic flows within the biological system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Alon Gorodetsky, Long Phan, Ward Walkup, David Ordinario
  • Publication number: 20170362179
    Abstract: Quinolines, polyquinolines, polybenzoquinolines, molecular segments of fullerenes and graphene nanoribbons, and graphene nanoribbons and processes for producing such materials are provided. The processes utilize a form of an aza-Diels-Alder (Povarov) reaction to first form quinolines and/or polyquinolines. In some such embodiments polyquinolines thus produced are used to form graphene nanoribbon precursors, and molecular segments and graphene nanoribbons. In many such embodiments the graphene nanoribbon precursors are formed from polybenzoquinolines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Alon Gorodetsky, David Joshua Dibble, Mehran Umerani, Amir Mazaheripour, Young Suk Park, Anthony Burke
  • Patent number: 9804121
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to novel materials and associated methods for conducting protons, such materials comprising cephalopod proton-conducting proteins such as reflectins. The protonic conductivity of such cephalopod proton-conducting proteins may be modulated by the application of an electric field. The invention further encompasses protonic transistors comprising a cephalopod proton-conducting protein channel. The transistors and related devices of the invention are amenable to use in biological systems for the sensing or manipulation of protonic flows within the biological system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Alon Gorodetsky, Long Phan, Ward Walkup, David Ordinario
  • Publication number: 20160377572
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to novel materials and associated methods for conducting protons, such materials comprising cephalopod proton-conducting proteins such as reflectins. The protonic conductivity of such cephalopod proton-conducting proteins may be modulated by the application of an electric field. The invention further encompasses protonic transistors comprising a cephalopod proton-conducting protein channel. The transistors and related devices of the invention are amenable to use in biological systems for the sensing or manipulation of protonic flows within the biological system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Alon Gorodetsky, Long Phan, Ward Walkup, David Ordinario
  • Patent number: 9293553
    Abstract: A laminated graphene device is demonstrated as a cathode. In one example the devices include organic photovoltaic devices. The measured properties demonstrate work-function matching via contact doping. Devices and method shown also provide increased power conversion efficiency due to transparency. These findings indicate that flexible, light-weight all carbon devices, such as solar cells, can be constructed using graphene as the cathode material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Marshall Cox, Ioannis Kymissis, Alon Gorodetsky, Melinda Y. Han, Colin P. Nuckolls, Philip Kim
  • Publication number: 20150346398
    Abstract: Reflectin proteins are proteins derived from cephalopods (certain species of squid) which have unusual optical properties. Disclosed herein are thin films of reflectin proteins which can be tuned to reflect infrared light. Advantageously, the films can be tuned dynamically over short time scales, to reflect at different wavelengths. Disclosed herein are novel infrared-reflective coatings, methods of making such coatings, and infrared-reflective objects such as textiles, building materials, and camouflage materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Alon Gorodetsky, Long Phan, David Ordinario, Emil Karshalev, Michael Shenk, Ward Gale Walkup, IV
  • Publication number: 20150171326
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter provides a techniques for precisely and/or functionally cutting carbon nanotubes, e.g., single walled carbon nanotubes (“SWNTs”) and integrating a single nucleic acid molecule (e.g., a DNA molecule) into a gap formed into the carbon nanotubes. In one aspect, a method of fabricating a molecular electronic device includes disposing a SWNT on a base layer, forming a gap in the SWNT using a lithographic process, and disposing a single DNA strand across the gap so that each end of the nucleic acid contacts a gap termini. The disclosed subject matter also provides techniques for measuring the electrical properties (charge transport) of a DNA molecule which is integrated into an SWNT. Furthermore, a molecular electronic device including an SWNT with an integrated nucleic acid molecule is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicants: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Xuefeng Guo, Colin Nuckolls, James Hone, Alon Gorodetsky, Jacqueline K. Barton
  • Publication number: 20140183736
    Abstract: A laminated graphene device is demonstrated as a cathode. In one example the devices include organic photovoltaic devices. The measured properties demonstrate work-function matching via contact doping. Devices and method shown also provide increased power conversion efficiency due to transparency. These findings indicate that flexible, light-weight all carbon devices, such as solar cells, can be constructed using graphene as the cathode material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Marshall Cox, Ioannis Kymissis, Alon Gorodetsky, Melinda Y. Han, Colin P. Nuckolls, Philip Kim