Patents by Inventor Andrew Muto

Andrew Muto 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: 20130247953
    Abstract: Thermoelectric devices and associated materials and assembly methods are generally described. Certain aspects relate to electrode materials and electrode configurations for use in thermoelectric devices. In some embodiments, the inventive thermoelectric devices comprise electrodes comprising silicon, such as silicides of cobalt, iron, and/or nickel. Such electrode materials can be useful for making electrical contact with a wide variety of thermoelectric materials, including skutterudite materials. The thermoelectric devices described herein can be used to convert applied voltages to thermal gradients and or to convert thermal gradients to electricity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicants: Trustees of Boston College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Andrew Muto, Gang Chen, Zhifeng Ren
  • Publication number: 20090017993
    Abstract: An exercising and rehabilitation hand device is disclosed. The hand device according to the invention is portable and controllable by smart fluid-based brakes/dampers to provide a compact, lightweight mechanism whose resistance to motion can be changed on-the-fly, through computerize control, to vary the exercises that can be performed and tune the workout or rehabilitation session to the responses of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2006
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventors: Azadeh Khanicheh, Andrew Muto, Allen Fisch, Brian Wienberg, Constantinos Mavroidis