Patents by Inventor Boris Kozinsky

Boris Kozinsky 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: 20210104752
    Abstract: A proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC). The PEMFC includes a catalyst support material formed of a metal material reactive with H3O+, HF and/or SO? to form reaction products in which the metal material accounts for a stable molar percentage of the reaction products. The PEMFC further includes a catalyst supported on the catalyst support material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Soo KIM, Jonathan MAILOA, Mordechai KORNBLUTH, Lei CHENG, Georgy SAMSONIDZE, Boris KOZINSKY, Nathan CRAIG
  • Publication number: 20210098820
    Abstract: An electrolyte structure for a battery cell with a lithium metal anode has a first side configured to contact the anode and a second side facing opposite the first side. The electrolyte structure includes a first region that is adjacent to the first side and extends towards the second side and a second region disposed between the first region and the second side. The first region has a first composition of materials that is electronically insulating such that the electrolyte is stable against the lithium metal anode. The second region has a second composition of materials that is different than the first composition and has typical electrolyte properties such as mechanical strength, stability against a cathode, and ionic conductivity. The first region and the second region define a compositional gradient across a thickness of the electrolyte structure. The compositional gradient is continuum-fabricated at one point via a gradient growth method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: John F. Christensen, Jonathan Mailoa, Boris Kozinsky, Georgy Samsonidze, Mordechai Kornbluth
  • Patent number: 10950889
    Abstract: The use of mucic acid gallate compounds in a non-sugar sweetener such as a steviol glycoside-containing consumable to provide lingering aftertaste specific masking effect is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: John Christensen, Sondra Hellstrom, Boris Kozinsky
  • Publication number: 20210057760
    Abstract: A fuel cell first and second electrode catalyst layers and a polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) situated therebetween. A graphene-based material coated onto a first and/or second surface of the first and/or second electrode catalyst layers. The graphene-based material has a number of defects including a number of quad-vacancy (QV) defects formed by a vacancy of four adjacent carbon atoms in the graphene-based material. The number of QV defects are configured to mitigate dissolution of the first and/or second catalyst materials through the first and/or second surface of the first and/or second electrode catalyst layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Soo KIM, Jonathan MAILOA, Mordechai KORNBLUTH, Yelena GORLIN, Georgy SAMSONIDZE, Boris KOZINSKY, Nathan CRAIG
  • Publication number: 20210036335
    Abstract: Corrosion-resistant oxide films for use with proton exchange membrane fuel cells are described. Bipolar plates of proton exchange membrane fuel cells are subject to highly-acidic environments that can degrade the bulk material and associated properties of the bipolar plate leading to reduced proton exchange membrane fuel cell lifetimes. Materials, structures, and techniques for increasing the corrosion resistance of bipolar plates are disclosed. Such materials include substrates having a surface portion, which includes an Fe2O3 oxide layer having (110), (012), or (100) Fe2O3 surface facets configured to impart corrosion-resistance properties to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Soo Kim, Mordechai Kornbluth, Jonathan Mailoa, Georgy Samsonidze, Lei Cheng, Sondra Hellstrom, Boris Kozinsky, Nathan Craig
  • Publication number: 20210017647
    Abstract: A method of producing a coating. The method includes determining a surface defect region of a coating on a substrate and a location of the surface defect. The method further includes selectively and locally correcting the surface defect by applying a corrective coating region to the surface defect region based on the location of the surface defect via spatial atomic layer deposition (SALD) using an SALD reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Jonathan MAILOA, Georgy SAMSONIDZE, Mordechai KORNBLUTH, Soo KIM, Boris KOZINSKY, Jake CHRISTENSEN
  • Patent number: 10892492
    Abstract: An essentially carbon-free cathode for a lithium/air secondary battery and methods for making are provided. The cathode includes a hollow porous conductive metal oxide particle such as indium tin oxide, an optional functional layer, and an electrically conductive binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Sondra Hellstrom, Boris Kozinsky, Jake Christensen, Aleksandar Kojic
  • Patent number: 10886559
    Abstract: New poly(anhydride)-based polymers have been synthesized. When these polymers are combined with electrolyte salts, such polymer electrolytes have shown excellent electrochemical oxidation stability in lithium battery cells. Their stability along with their excellent ionic transport properties make them especially suitable as electrolytes in high energy density lithium battery cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Malar Azagarsamy, Kulandaivelu Sivanandan, Hany Basam Eitouni, Jonathan P. Mailoa, Georgy Samsonidze, Karim R. Gadelrab, Boris Kozinsky
  • Publication number: 20200411885
    Abstract: A proton-exchange-membrane fuel cell bipolar plate includes a metal substrate having a bulk portion and a surface portion including an anticorrosive, conductive binary phosphide material having a formula (I): AxPy??(I), where A is an alkali metal, alkaline earth metal, transition metal, post-transition metal, or metalloid, x, y is each a number independently selected from 1 to 15, and the binary phosphide material is configured to impart anticorrosive and conductive properties to the metal substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Soo KIM, Lei CHENG, Georgy SAMSONIDZE, Mordechai KORNBLUTH, Jonathan MAILOA, Sondra HELLSTROM, Boris KOZINSKY, Nathan CRAIG
  • Publication number: 20200399149
    Abstract: A desalination battery cell includes a first compartment separated by an anion exchange membrane from a second compartment, each of the first and second compartments configured to contain a saline water solution having a concentration of dissolved salts c1 and having first and second intercalation host electrodes, respectively, arranged to be in fluid communication with the solution, a voltage source configured to supply electric current to the first and second intercalation host electrodes to release cations into the solution, and a controller programmed to adjust an amount of the electric current being supplied to change direction of anions, present in the solution, passing through the anion exchange membrane between the first and second compartments such that the first and second compartments alternately collect and disperse salt from the solution and the first and second compartments release desalinated water solution having a concentration c2 of dissolved salts and a brine solution having a concentration
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Soo KIM, Michael METZGER, Jonathan MAILOA, Mordechai KORNBLUTH, Georgy SAMSONIDZE, Saravanan KUPPAN, Sondra HELLSTROM, Boris KOZINSKY, Nathan CRAIG, Jake CHRISTENSEN
  • Publication number: 20200378004
    Abstract: A method of applying a coating to a flow field plate of a fuel cell. The method includes applying a solution including a metal-containing precursor and a solvent to at least a portion of a surface of a flow field plate, and evaporating the solvent to form a coating on the at least the portion of the surface of the flow field plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Soo KIM, Mordechai KORNBLUTH, Jonathan MAILOA, Lei CHENG, Georgy SAMSONIDZE, Boris KOZINSKY, Nathan CRAIG
  • Publication number: 20200365236
    Abstract: A computational method simulating the motion of elements within a multi-element system using a graph neural network (GNN). The method includes converting a molecular dynamics snapshot of the elements into a directed graph comprised of nodes and edges. The method further includes the step of initially embedding the nodes and the edges to obtain initially embedded nodes and edges. The method also includes updating the initially embedded nodes and edges by passing a first message from a first edge to a first node using a first message function and passing a second message from the first node to the first edge using a second message function to obtain updated embedded nodes and edges, and predicting a force vector for one or more elements based on the updated embedded edges and a unit vector pointing from the first node to a second node or the second node to the first node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Cheol Woo PARK, Jonathan MAILOA, Mordechai KORNBLUTH, Georgy SAMSONIDZE, Soo KIM, Karim GADELRAB, Boris KOZINSKY, Nathan CRAIG
  • Publication number: 20200335818
    Abstract: An electrolyte structure for a battery cell includes a first portion configured as a thin film solid electrolyte and a second portion disposed adjacent to the first portion. The second portion includes a porous ceramic fiber material that contacts the electrolyte. The electrolyte structure is configured to be positioned between a positive electrode and a lithium metal negative electrode. The porous ceramic fiber material mechanically supports the electrolyte by strengthening it against internal and external stresses associated with fabrication and/or operation of the battery cell. The porous ceramic fiber material also provides a substrate on which the electrolyte is deposited, grown, or otherwise formed. In one embodiment, the second portion with the porous ceramic fiber material is configured to be removed after the electrolyte structure is positioned between the positive and negative electrodes. The electrolyte in one embodiment is formed from lithium phosphorous oxynitride (LiPON).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: John F. Christensen, Jonathan Mailoa, Boris Kozinsky, Georgy Samsonidze, Ram Subbaraman, Mordechai Kornbluth
  • Publication number: 20200274196
    Abstract: New sulfur-based polyesters have been synthesized. When these polymers are combined with electrolyte salts, such polymer electrolytes have shown excellent electrochemical oxidation stability in lithium battery cells. Their stability along with their excellent ionic transport properties make them especially suitable as electrolytes in high energy density lithium battery cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Malar Azagarsamy, Kulandaivelu Sivanandan, Hany Basam Eitouni, Jonathan P. Mailoa, Georgy Samsonidze, Boris Kozinsky, Mordechai Kornbluth
  • Publication number: 20200259205
    Abstract: New phosphorous-based polyesters have been synthesized. When these polymers are combined with electrolyte salts, such polymer electrolytes have shown excellent electrochemical oxidation stability in lithium battery cells. Their stability along with their excellent ionic transport properties make them especially suitable as electrolytes in high energy density lithium battery cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Malar Azagarsamy, Kulandaivelu Sivanandan, Hany Basam Eitouni, Jonathan P. Mailoa, Georgy Samsonidze, Boris Kozinsky, Mordechai Kornbluth
  • Patent number: 10741894
    Abstract: A metal/air battery includes an oxygen management system that delivers oxygen to the battery during a discharge cycle. The oxygen management system includes an oxygen separations unit and an oxygenated gas supply reservoir that are fluidly coupled to a positive electrode of the battery via a valve system. The valve system selectively places the oxygen separations unit and the oxygenated gas supply reservoir in fluid communication with the positive electrode during the discharge cycle. The oxygen management system also includes a compressor with an outlet fluidly coupled to the oxygenated gas supply reservoir and an inlet fluidly connected to the oxygen separations unit via the valve system. The valve system selectively places the oxygen separations unit in fluid communication with the oxygenated gas supply reservoir during one or more of the discharge cycle and a charge cycle of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: John F. Christensen, Aleksandar Kojic, Boris Kozinsky
  • Patent number: 10734677
    Abstract: A new class of electrolyte salts that contain substituted imidazole or benzimidazole groups is described. The salts can be used in non-aqueous electrolytes in lithium or other alkali battery cells. When used with a lithium metal anode, the salts are electrochemically stable up to 5V vs. Li/Li+.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Jin Yang, Hany Basam Eitouni, Malar Azagarsamy, Boris Kozinsky, Georgy Samsonidze, Nicola Molinari
  • Publication number: 20200212455
    Abstract: An anticorrosive and conductive substrate includes a bulk portion and a surface portion including a magnesium titanium material having a formula (I) TixMg1-xOy (I), where x is a number from 0 to ?1 and y is a number from 1 to ?2, and wherein at least about 50% of the magnesium titanium material has a cubic crystal structure, and wherein the magnesium titanium material is configured to impart anticorrosive and conductive properties to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Mordechai KORNBLUTH, Soo KIM, Jonathan MAILOA, Lei CHENG, Georgy SAMSONIDZE, Boris KOZINSKY, Nathan CRAIG, Saravanan KUPPAN, Sondra HELLSTROM, Jake CHRISTENSEN
  • Publication number: 20200207646
    Abstract: A desalination battery includes a container configured to contain a saline water solution having a first concentration c1 of dissolved salts; first and second intercalation hosts, arranged to be in fluid communication with the saline water solution, at least the first intercalation host including expanded graphite having a plurality of graphene layers with an interlayer spacing between the graphene layers in z-direction greater than 0.34 nm; and a power source configured to supply electric current to the first and second intercalation hosts such that the first and second intercalation hosts reversibly store and release cations and anions from the saline water solution located between the plurality of graphene layers to generate a fresh water solution having a second concentration c2 of dissolved salts and a brine solution having a third concentration c3 of dissolved salts within the container such that c3>c1>c2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Soo KIM, Jonathan MAILOA, Mordechai KORNBLUTH, Georgy SAMSONIDZE, Michael METZGER, Saravanan KUPPAN, Sondra HELLSTROM, Boris KOZINSKY, Nathan CRAIG
  • Publication number: 20200167439
    Abstract: A computational method for simulating the motion of elements within a multi-element system using a neural network force field (NNFF). The method includes receiving a combination of a number of rotationally-invariant features and a number of rotationally-covariant features of a local environment of the multi-element system; and predicting a force vector for each element within the multi-element system based on the combination of the number of rotationally-invariant features, the number of rotationally-covariant features, and the NNFF, to obtain a simulated motion of the elements within the multi-element system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Jonathan Mailoa, Mordechai Kornbluth, Georgy Samsonidze, Boris Kozinsky, Nathan Craig