Patents by Inventor Alvin A. Snaper

Alvin A. Snaper 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: 20180366782
    Abstract: An electrochemical battery having an electrolyte. A pair of reticulated electrode plates is positioned within the electrolyte. A separator is positioned between the pair of reticulated electrode plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Jonathan Jan, Alvin Snaper
  • Publication number: 20180358607
    Abstract: A method of forming an electrode in an electrochemical battery comprises: coating a reticulated substrate with a conductive material; curing the reticulated substrate coated with the conductive material; and electroplating the reticulated substrate coated with the conductive material with a desired metal material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Alvin Snaper, Jonathan Jan
  • Patent number: 10079382
    Abstract: A method of forming an electrode in an electrochemical battery comprises: coating a reticulated substrate with a conductive material; curing the reticulated substrate coated with the conductive material; and electroplating the reticulated substrate coated with the conductive material with a desired metal material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventors: Alvin Snaper, Jonathan Jan
  • Publication number: 20180006290
    Abstract: A method of forming an electrode in an electrochemical battery comprises: coating a reticulated substrate with a conductive material; curing the reticulated substrate coated with the conductive material; and electroplating the reticulated substrate coated with the conductive material with a desired metal material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Alvin Snaper, Jonathan Jan
  • Patent number: 7931814
    Abstract: An alloy is created by melting aluminum, zinc, rare earth metals such as erbium and/or tellurium, and optionally vanadium. During cooling, the molten alloy is exposed to ultrasonic waves in order to prevent separation of the alloy into layers. The alloy is used for one electrode and a separate conductive element such as stainless steel or carbon is used for the other electrode in a water filter. A constant potential difference and electrical current is created between the two electrodes across the water. In an embodiment where carbon or zeolite is used as the filtration medium, the constant voltage and current increase bonding of ions in the filtration medium with pollutants in the water. In an embodiment wherein a mixed bed resin containing sodium ions and potassium ions is used as the filtration medium, the constant voltage and current increase the bonding of the sodium and potassium ions with residual chlorine ions in the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Inventors: Alvin A. Snaper, Maxwell J. Goldberg
  • Patent number: 7854823
    Abstract: A process for converting carbonaceous material into diamond utilizing the compressive force derived from an abruptly collapsing magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Inventor: Alvin A. Snaper
  • Publication number: 20100314252
    Abstract: An alloy is created by melting aluminum, zinc, rare earth metals such as erbium and/or tellurium, and optionally vanadium. During cooling, the molten alloy is exposed to ultrasonic waves in order to prevent separation of the alloy into layers. The alloy is used for one electrode and a separate conductive element such as stainless steel or carbon is used for the other electrode in a water filter. A constant potential difference and electrical current is created between the two electrodes across the water. In an embodiment where carbon or zeolite is used as the filtration medium, the constant voltage and current increase bonding of ions in the filtration medium with pollutants in the water. In an embodiment wherein a mixed bed resin containing sodium ions and potassium ions is used as the filtration medium, the constant voltage and current increase the bonding of the sodium and potassium ions with residual chlorine ions in the water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventors: Alvin A. Snaper, Maxwell J. Goldberg
  • Publication number: 20090014314
    Abstract: A process for converting carbonaceous material into diamond utilizing the compressive force derived from an abruptly collapsing magnetic field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2006
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventor: Alvin A. Snaper
  • Publication number: 20080090209
    Abstract: A dental implant made from a memory shape-retaining alloy provided in an uniform shape that is converted to a set (remembered) shape after placement in a prepared cavity and appropriately heated, thereby to be positively retained in the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventor: Alvin A. Snaper
  • Publication number: 20060292448
    Abstract: A current collector of a battery includes a reticulated substrate having a circuitous network of pores and a metal applied to at least a portion of the reticulated substrate. The reticulated substrate may be a non-metal foam substrate, such as, for example, a carbon foam substrate, a reticulated vitreous carbon substrate or a graphite foam substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Publication date: December 28, 2006
    Inventors: Elod Gyenge, Joey Jung, Alvin Snaper
  • Publication number: 20060165876
    Abstract: A method of producing a battery electrode having a non-lead reticulated substrate defining a circuitous network of pores, such as, for example, a carbon foam or an aluminum foam, includes applying a conductive material to at least a portion of the reticulated substrate and applying an active material to at least a portion of the reticulated substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2006
    Publication date: July 27, 2006
    Inventors: Elod Gyenge, Joey Jung, Alvin Snaper
  • Patent number: 7060391
    Abstract: A battery, a battery electrode structure, and methods to make the same. The product and method comprise applying a layer of lead-tin containing alloy to substrates for anodes or cathodes for lead-acid batteries, in which the substrates are porous or reticulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Power Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Elod Gyenge, Joey Jung, Alvin A. Snaper
  • Patent number: 6927724
    Abstract: Adaptive modification of surface properties such as color, temperature and reflective properties by adjustably varying the temperature of a surface perceived by an observer, utilizing Peltier devices at the surface for temperature adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Inventor: Alvin A. Snaper
  • Publication number: 20050100791
    Abstract: A battery, a battery electrode structure, and methods to make the same. The product and method comprise applying a layer of lead-tin containing alloy to substrates for anodes or cathodes for lead-acid batteries, in which the substrates are porous or reticulated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Publication date: May 12, 2005
    Inventors: Elod Gyenge, Joey Jung, Alvin Snaper
  • Publication number: 20050052310
    Abstract: Adaptive modification of surface properties such as color, temperature and reflective properties by adjustably varying the temperature of a surface perceived by an observer, utilizing Peltier devices at the surface for temperature adjustment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2003
    Publication date: March 10, 2005
    Inventor: Alvin Snaper
  • Patent number: 6536133
    Abstract: Reduction of moisture in harvested crop particles. Waste heat from an internal engine carried by a harvester is applied to the crop during the harvesting process. Microwave energy is applied to the crop, concurrently with application of the heat, or separately from it. The objective is to reduce the moisture to a level acceptable to a storage facility, or at least to reduce the cost of further reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Inventor: Alvin A. Snaper
  • Publication number: 20030046826
    Abstract: Reduction of moisture in harvested crop particles such as corn and soy beans. Waste heat from an internal engine carried by a harvester is applied to the crop during the harvesting process. Microwave energy is optionally applied to the crop, concurrently with application of the heat, or separately from it. The objective is to reduce the moisture to a level acceptable to a storage facility, or at least to reduce the cost of further reduction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2001
    Publication date: March 13, 2003
    Inventor: Alvin A. Snaper
  • Patent number: 6241878
    Abstract: Described is a self-cleaning filter for a liquid stream confined in a pipe 20. The filter includes a porous ceramic filter body 30 having a power source 35 attached thereto. Upstream from the filter body a helical rib 50 and a sump drain tube 42 are provided. In operation, as the filter becomes clogged, an electrical current is applied causing the ceramic body to exhibit ultrasonic transducer properties which dislodge particulates from its upstream face 31. At the same time, a sump valve 41 is opened to remove the particulate-rich liquid. The helical rib imparts a rotary motion which creates a rotary flow component across the upstream face of the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Inventor: Alvin A. Snaper
  • Patent number: 6239361
    Abstract: A cable to translate a magnetic field from one end to the other end of the cable. The cable includes a plurality of axially-extending strands of magnetic core, individually surrounded by non-magnetic claddings, the strands being parallel and coherently arranged. The cable can usefully be placed in a passage through a barrier in structural and fluid sealing relationships with its wall to translate the image of a magnetic field from one side of the wall to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Inventor: Alvin A. Snaper
  • Patent number: D481849
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Inventors: Jack W. Waltz, Alvin A. Snaper