Patents by Inventor Colin Nuckolls

Colin Nuckolls 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).

  • Patent number: 11289729
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to organic electrolyte solutions including organic electrolytes (e.g., aromatic imides, ferrocenes, spiro fused compounds, or cyclopropenium compounds), and redox flow batteries and systems including the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK
    Inventors: Colin Nuckolls, Raul Hernandez Sanchez, Yuan Yang, Thomas Sisto, Margarita Milton
  • Publication number: 20220010055
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides organic compounds having pseudocapacitive performance and methods of preparing said compounds. The organic compounds can include perylene diamine (PDI) subunits and hexaazatrinaphthylene (HATN) subunits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK
    Inventors: Colin Nuckolls, Xavier Roy, Jake Carter Russell, Samuel R. Peurifoy
  • Publication number: 20210179772
    Abstract: Methods for making electron accepting polymers, and polymers made thereby, are disclosed. The polymer can include a perylene diimide (PDI) subunit and a triptycene subunit. The disclosed polymer can accept an electron and be used as a pseudocapacitor material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK
    Inventors: Colin Nuckolls, Xavier Sylain Roy, Yuan Yang, Thomas Sisto, Samuel Robert Peurifoy, Jake Carter Russell
  • Publication number: 20210002536
    Abstract: Ionic superatomic materials that can be solution-processed into completely amorphous and homogeneous thin films are disclosed herein. The amorphous materials disclosed herein have tunable compositions and have electrical conductivities of up to 300 siemens per meter, thermal conductivities of 0.05 watt per meter per degree Kelvin, and optical transparencies of up to 92%. Application of these thin-films are also provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicants: THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK, CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Colin Nuckolls, Jingjing Yang, Alexander D. Christodoulides, Boyuan Zhang, Qizhi Xu, Amirali Zangiabadi, Christine McGinn, Samuel Peurifoy, Lingyun Dai, Elena Meirzadeh, Michael Steigerwald, Xavier Roy, Ioannis Kymissis, Jonathan A. Malen
  • Publication number: 20200259199
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to organic electrolyte solutions including organic electrolytes (e.g., aromatic imides, ferrocenes, spiro fused compounds, or cyclopropenium compounds), and redox flow batteries and systems including the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK
    Inventors: Colin NUCKOLLS, Raul HERNANDEZ SANCHEZ, Yuan YANG, Thomas SISTO, Margarita MILTON
  • Patent number: 10684240
    Abstract: A method for single-molecule detection is provided and uses a carbon nanotube having a probe entity attached thereto to define a first state of the carbon nanotube. The carbon nanotube is introduced to a target entity to define a second state of the carbon nanotube. The electrical conductance of the carbon nanotube in the first and second states is compared to detect the presence of a biomolecular entity. A system for single-molecule detection including a carbon nanotube is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: The Trustees Of Columbia University In the City of New York
    Inventors: Sebastian Sorgenfrei, Kenneth L. Shepard, Chien-Yang Chiu, Colin Nuckolls, Steven Warren
  • Patent number: 10566539
    Abstract: Organic perylene diimide-based compounds are provided. Methods of producing the organic compounds is also provided as well as methods of their use including, among other things, their use as organic semiconductor materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK
    Inventors: Colin Nuckolls, Yu Zhong, Rongsheng Chen, Bharat Kumar, Tuan M. Trinh, Wei Wang, Michael L. Steigerwald, Xiaoyang Zhu, Shenxiong Xiao, Fay Ng, Boyuan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20180156746
    Abstract: A method for single-molecule detection is provided and uses a carbon nanotube having a probe entity attached thereto to define a first state of the carbon nanotube. The carbon nanotube is introduced to a target entity to define a second state of the carbon nanotube. The electrical conductance of the carbon nanotube in the first and second states is compared to detect the presence of a biomolecular entity. A system for single-molecule detection including a carbon nanotube is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: The Trustees Of Columbia University In the City of New York
    Inventors: Sebastian Sorgenfrei, Kenneth L. Shepard, Chien-Yang Chiu, Colin Nuckolls, Steven Warren
  • Publication number: 20180059040
    Abstract: A method for single-molecule detection is provided and uses a carbon nanotube having a probe entity attached thereto to define a first state of the carbon nanotube. The carbon nanotube is introduced to a target entity to define a second state of the carbon nanotube. The electrical conductance of the carbon nanotube in the first and second states is compared to detect the presence of a biomolecular entity. A system for single-molecule detection including a carbon nanotube is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: The Trustees Of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Sebastian Sorgenfrei, Kenneth Shepard, Chien-Yang Chiu, Colin Nuckolls, Steven Warren
  • Patent number: 9891182
    Abstract: A method for single-molecule detection is provided and uses a carbon nanotube having a probe entity attached thereto to define a first state of the carbon nanotube. The carbon nanotube is introduced to a target entity to define a second state of the carbon nanotube. The electrical conductance of the carbon nanotube in the first and second states is compared to detect the presence of a biomolecular entity. A system for single-molecule detection including a carbon nanotube is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK
    Inventors: Sebastian Sorgenfrei, Kenneth Shepard, Chien-Yang Chiu, Colin Nuckolls, Steven Warren
  • Patent number: 9856281
    Abstract: A solid-state material comprising a solid-state compound is provided. The solid-state compound has the formula: [Cluster1][Cluster2]n, where Cluster1 can be a metal chalcogenide molecular cluster, Cluster2 a carbon cluster, and n the number of Cluster2 clusters in the solid-state compound. A method of forming a solid-state material is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Colin Nuckolls, Michael Louis Steigerwald, Xavier Roy, Philip Kim, Chulho Lee, Seok Ju Kang
  • Publication number: 20170350837
    Abstract: A method for single-molecule detection is provided and uses a carbon nanotube having a probe entity attached thereto to define a first state of the carbon nanotube. The carbon nanotube is introduced to a target entity to define a second state of the carbon nanotube. The electrical conductance of the carbon nanotube in the first and second states is compared to detect the presence of a biomolecular entity. A system for single-molecule detection including a carbon nanotube is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: The Trustees Of Columbia University In the City of New York
    Inventors: Sebastian Sorgenfrei, Kenneth Shepard, Chien-Yang Chiu, Colin Nuckolls, Steven Warren
  • Publication number: 20170186961
    Abstract: Organic perylene diimide-based compounds are provided. Methods of producing the organic compounds is also provided as well as methods of their use including, among other things, their use as organic semiconductor materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK
    Inventors: Colin Nuckolls, Yu Zhong, Rongshen Chen, Bharat Kumar, Tuan M. Trinh, Wei Wang, Michael L. Steigerwald, Xiaoyang Zhu, Shenxiong Xiao, Fay Ng, Boyuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 9625404
    Abstract: A method for single-molecule detection is provided and uses a carbon nanotube having a probe entity attached thereto to define a first state of the carbon nanotube. The carbon nanotube is introduced to a target entity to define a second state of the carbon nanotube. The electrical conductance of the carbon nanotube in the first and second states is compared to detect the presence of a biomolecular entity. A system for single-molecule detection including a carbon nanotube is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: The Trustees Of Columbia University In the City of New York
    Inventors: Sebastian Sorgenfrei, Kenneth Shepard, Chien-Yang Chiu, Colin Nuckolls, Steven Warren
  • Publication number: 20160030640
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel composition comprising carbon nanotubes and/or graphene and a supporting material that can be used as an implant, patch or construct for the treatment, repair or replacement of biological tissue, including musculoskeletal tissue, fascia tissue, dura tissue, epidermal tissue, blood vessels and arteries, and organs. The present invention is also a method of manufacturing the novel composition, and a method of using the novel composition to treat, repair or replace biological tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Joshua Schroeder, Colin Nuckolls, Frank P. Cammisa, Jr., Celeste Abjornson, Bumjung Kim
  • Publication number: 20160024128
    Abstract: A solid-state material comprising a solid-state compound is provided. The solid-state compound has the formula: [Cluster1][Cluster2]n, where Cluster1 can be a metal chalcogenide molecular cluster, Cluster2 a carbon cluster, and n the number of Cluster2 clusters in the solid-state compound. A method of forming a solid-state material is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: COLIN NUCKOLLS, Michael Louis Steigerwald, Xavier Roy, Philip Kim, Chulho Lee, Seok Ju Kang
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8961757
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device for analyzing the composition of a heteropolymer comprising a carbon nanotube through which the heteropolymer is driven by electrophoresis. The carbon nanotube also serves as one electrode in a reading circuit. One end of the carbon nanotube is held in close proximity to a second electrode, and each end of the carbon nanotube is functionalized with flexibly-tethered chemical-recognition moieties, such that one will bind one site on the emerging polymer, and the second will bind another site in close proximity, generating an electrical signal between the two electrodes when the circuit is completed by the process of chemical recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignees: Arizona Board of Regents, a body corporate of the State of Arizona Acting for and on behalf of Arizona State University, The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Colin Nuckolls, Jinyao Tang, Stuart Lindsay, Jin He, Peiming Zhang, Kevin Reinhart
  • Publication number: 20130285680
    Abstract: A method for single-molecule detection is provided and uses a carbon nanotube having a probe entity attached thereto to define a first state of the carbon nanotube. The carbon nanotube is introduced to a target entity to define a second state of the carbon nanotube. The electrical conductance of the carbon nanotube in the first and second states is compared to detect the presence of a biomolecular entity. A system for single-molecule detection including a carbon nanotube is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Sebastian Sorgenfrei, Kenneth Shepard, Chien-Yang Chiu, Colin Nuckolls, Steven Warren
  • Publication number: 20110275062
    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: November 29, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicants: California Institute Of Technology, The Trustees of Columbia University In the City of New York
    Inventors: Xuefeng Guo, Colin Nuckolls, James Hone, Alon Gorodetsky, Jacqueline K. Barton