Patents by Inventor Andrea Maurano

Andrea Maurano 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: 20220208410
    Abstract: A mixed ionic-electronic conductor (MIEC) in contact with a solid electrolyte includes a material having a bandgap less than 3 eV. The material includes an end-member phase directly connected to an alkali metal by a tie-line in an equilibrium phase diagram. The material is thermodynamically stable with a solid electrolyte. The MIEC includes plurality of open pores, formed within the MIEC, to facilitate motion of the alkali metal to at least one of store the alkali metal in the plurality of open pores or release the alkali metal from the plurality of open pores. The solid electrolyte has an ionic conductivity to ions of the alkali metal greater than 1 mS cm?1, a thickness less than 100 ?m, and comprises at least one of a ceramic or a polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicants: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ju Li, Andrea Maurano, Yuming Chen, Ziqiang WANG, So Yeon Kim
  • Publication number: 20220052374
    Abstract: A buffered negative electrode-electrolyte assembly includes: a porous negative electrode comprising a metal, a transition metal nitride, or a combination thereof; a solid-state electrolyte; and a buffer layer between the porous negative electrode and the solid-state electrolyte. The buffer layer comprising a buffer composition according to Formula (1) MmNnZzHhXx. The buffer composition has an electronic conductivity that is less than or equal to 1×10?2 times an electronic conductivity of the solid-state electrolyte, and the buffer composition has an ionic conductivity less than or equal to 1×10?6 times an ionic conductivity of the solid-state electrolyte.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Andrea Maurano, Srinath Chakravarthy, Ju Li, Ziqiang Wang, Yuming Chen, Kai Pei, Jennifer Lilia Marguerite Rupp
  • Patent number: 10672988
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide functionalized carbon nanostructures for use in various devices, including photovoltaic devices (e.g., solar cells). In some cases, the carbon nanostructures are fullerenes substituted with one or more isobenzofulvene species and/or indane species. Devices including such materials may exhibit increased efficiency, increased open circuit potential, high electron/hole mobility, and/or low electrical resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Eni S.p.A.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Swager, Vladimir Bulovic, Ggoch Ddeul Han, Andrea Maurano, Riccardo Po, Andrea Pellegrino
  • Publication number: 20170186960
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide functionalized carbon nanostructures for use in various devices, including photovoltaic devices (e.g., solar cells). In some cases, the carbon nanostructures are fullerenes substituted with one or more isobenzofulvene species and/or indane species. Devices including such materials may exhibit increased efficiency, increased open circuit potential, high electron/hole mobility, and/or low electrical resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicants: Massachusetts Intitute of Technology, Eni S.p.A.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Swager, Vladimir Bulovic, Ggoch Ddeul Han, Andrea Maurano, Ricardo Po, Andrea Pellegrino