Patents by Inventor David Mitlin

David Mitlin 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: 20190259544
    Abstract: An energy storage device, such as a sodium ion capacitor, including an anode and a cathode, at least one of the anode and the cathode including a nitrogen and oxygen functionalized carbon (NOFC). The NOFC has a nitrogen content greater than 4 wt %, such as 13 wt %, an oxygen content greater than 8 wt %, such as 11 wt %, and a surface area greater than 800 m2g?1, such as 945 m2g?1. The energy storage device has favorable reversible and rate capability, such as 437 mAhg?1 at 100 mAg?1, and 185 mAhg?1 at 1600 mA g?1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: David Mitlin, Jia Ding
  • Patent number: 10326131
    Abstract: An anode for a battery including an electrochemically active material including a ternary alloy of tin (Sn), germanium (Ge), and antimony (Sb). A battery including the anode, a cathode, a separator, and an electrolyte. The ternary alloy may include SnxGeySbz, where x+y+z=100, and x?y or x?z. The alloy may include a multiphase microstructure with an amorphous phase and nanocrystalline phase, each of the phases being ion active.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Sparkle Power LLC
    Inventor: David Mitlin
  • Patent number: 10256050
    Abstract: An energy storage device, such as a sodium ion capacitor, including an anode and a cathode, at least one of the anode and the cathode including a nitrogen and oxygen functionalized carbon (NOFC). The NOFC has a nitrogen content greater than 4 wt %, such as 13 wt %, an oxygen content greater than 8 wt %, such as 11 wt %, and a surface area greater than 800 m2g?1, such as 945 m2g?1. The energy storage device has favorable reversible and rate capability, such as 437 mAhg?1 at 100 mAg?1, and 185 mAhg?1 at 1600 mA g?1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SPARKLE POWER LLC
    Inventor: David Mitlin
  • Publication number: 20190097275
    Abstract: A material used as an electrode or an additive in an electrochemical storage device, the material including a carbon material; and a compound selected from the group consisting of Se, SeySx, TeySx, TezSeySx and combinations thereof, where x, y and z are any value between 0 and 1, the sum of y and x being 1, and the sum of z, y and x being 1, the compound impregnated in the carbon material. An electrode including the aforementioned material and a method to improve performance of an electrochemical storage device, the method including incorporating the aforementioned material into the electrochemical storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventor: David Mitlin
  • Patent number: 10170251
    Abstract: A combined hydrothermal and activation process that uses hemp bast fiber as the precursor to achieve graphene-like carbon nanosheets, a carbon nanosheet including carbonized crystalline cellulose, a carbon nanosheet formed by carbonizing crystalline cellulose, a capacitative structure includes interconnected carbon nanosheets of carbonized crystalline cellulose, a method of forming a nanosheet including carbonizing crystalline cellulose to create carbonized crystalline cellulose. The interconnected two-dimensional carbon nanosheets also contain very high levels of mesoporosity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: The Governors of the University of Alberta
    Inventors: David Mitlin, Huanlei Wang, Zhanwei Xu, Zhi Li, Chris Holt
  • Publication number: 20180277853
    Abstract: An energy storage device including an anode, a cathode, at least one of the anode and the cathode including a carbon nanosheet having an active material, such as selenium, in and/or on the carbon nanosheet, and an electrolyte. A carbon material including a carbon nanosheet derived from a biological precursor, such as nanocrystalline cellulose, including a plurality of micropores and an active material impregnated into at least a portion of the micropores of the carbon nanosheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventor: David Mitlin
  • Publication number: 20180182564
    Abstract: An energy storage device, such as a sodium ion capacitor, including an anode and a cathode, at least one of the anode and the cathode including a nitrogen and oxygen functionalized carbon (NOFC). The NOFC has a nitrogen content greater than 4 wt %, such as 13 wt %, an oxygen content greater than 8 wt %, such as 11 wt %, and a surface area greater than 800 m2g?1, such as 945 m2g?1. The energy storage device has favorable reversible and rate capability, such as 437 mAhg?1 at 100 mAg?1, and 185 mAhg?1 at 1600 mA g?1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: David Mitlin, Jia Ding
  • Publication number: 20180083331
    Abstract: Carbon nanosheets fabricated by carbonization and activation or by carbonization alone. The nanosheets possess a disordered structure for copious reversible binding of ions at the carbon defects. They are also hierarchically micro-meso-macro porous, allowing facile ion transport at high rates both through the pore-filling electrolyte and in the solid-state. Also, a combined battery—supercapacitor energy storage device using the carbon nanosheets as one or both of the electrodes therein. Tuning the mass-loading ratio of the carbon nanosheets in the two electrodes configures the carbon nanosheets to operate either as a bulk insertion electrode (anode) or a surface adsorption electrode (cathode). The energy storage device may further include a housing with a form factor of a commercial battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: David Mitlin, Huanlei Wang
  • Patent number: 9916914
    Abstract: A carbon material comprising pyrolized egg protein characterized by containing mesopores or micropores. The pyrolized egg protein may comprise pyrolyzed eggshell membrane having a continuous conducting core and a porous shell, the pyrolyzed eggshell membrane comprising partially-activated carbon. The porous shell may comprise nitrogen or oxygen. The pyrolized egg protein may comprise mesoporous egg white.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: The Governors of the University of Alberta
    Inventors: Zhi Li, Li Zhang, Chris M. B. Holt, David Mitlin
  • Publication number: 20170140881
    Abstract: An electrode of an energy storage device and methods of fabrication are provided which include: pyrolyzing a carbon-containing precursor to form a stabilized-carbonized material; and annealing the stabilized-carbonized material to form a structurally-modified activated carbon material. The structurally-modified activated carbon material includes a tunable pore size distribution and an electrochemically-active surface area. The electrochemically-active surface area of the structurally-modified activated carbon material is greater than a surface area of graphene having at least one layer, the surface area of the graphene having at least one layer being about 2630 m2 g?1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: CLARKSON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: David Mitlin, Jesse Pokrzywinski
  • Publication number: 20170110259
    Abstract: An electrical energy storage device, which may be for example a sodium ion capacitor (NIC), lithium ion capacitor (LIC), hybrid ion capacitor, a sodium ion battery or lithium ion battery. Active materials in either or both the anode and the cathode may be derived entirely or primarily from a single precursor: legume or nut shells, for example peanut shells, which are a green and highly economical waste globally generated in million tons per year.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: David Mitlin, Jia Ding, Zhi Li
  • Publication number: 20170088428
    Abstract: A combined hydrothermal and activation process that uses hemp bast fiber as the precursor to achieve graphene-like carbon nanosheets, a carbon nanosheet including carbonized crystalline cellulose, a carbon nanosheet formed by carbonizing crystalline cellulose, a capacitative structure includes interconnected carbon nanosheets of carbonized crystalline cellulose, a method of forming a nanosheet including carbonizing crystalline cellulose to create carbonized crystalline cellulose. The interconnected two-dimensional carbon nanosheets also contain very high levels of mesoporosity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: David Mitlin, Huanlei Wang, Zhanwei Xu, Zhi Li, Chris Holt
  • Patent number: 9478365
    Abstract: There is disclosed a combined hydrothermal and activation process that uses hemp bast fiber as the precursor to achieve graphene-like carbon nanosheets, a carbon nanosheet comprising carbonized crystalline cellulose, a carbon nanosheet formed by carbonizing crystalline cellulose, a capacitative structure comprises interconnected carbon nanosheets of carbonized crystalline cellulose, a method of forming a nanosheet comprising carbonizing crystalline cellulose to create carbonized crystalline cellulose. The interconnected two-dimensional carbon nanosheets also contain very high levels of mesoporosity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: THE GOVERNORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
    Inventors: David Mitlin, Huanlei Wang, Zhanwei Xu, Zhi Li, Chris Holt
  • Publication number: 20160285089
    Abstract: An anode for a battery including an electrochemically active material including a ternary alloy of tin (Sn), germanium (Ge), and antimony (Sb). A battery including the anode, a cathode, a separator, and an electrolyte. The ternary alloy may include SnxGeySbz, where x+y+z=100, and x?y or x?z. The alloy may include a multiphase microstructure with an amorphous phase and nanocrystalline phase, each of the phases being ion active.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventor: David Mitlin
  • Patent number: 9045335
    Abstract: A hydrogen absorbing and desorbing material formed by co-deposition of magnesium with a catalyst for the kinetic absorption and desorption of hydrogen. A hydrogen absorbing and desorbing material formed of an alloy of magnesium with a catalyst for the kinetic absorption and desorption of hydrogen in which the catalyst for the kinetic absorption and desorption of hydrogen forms a dispersed amorphous or nanocrystalline phase in the magnesium. A hydrogen absorbing and desorbing material having a catalytic surface formed by a process comprising the steps of depositing a layer of tantalum on the hydrogen absorbing and desorbing material and depositing a layer of palladium on the layer of tantalum. A hydrogen absorbing and desorbing material comprises a multilayer film having at least two layers of magnesium and at least two layers of catalyst for the kinetic absorption and desorption of hydrogen, in which the multilayer film comprises alternating layers of magnesium and catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: The Governors of the University of Alberta
    Inventors: David Mitlin, Beniamin Zahiri, Mohsen Danaie, Babak Shalchi Amirkhiz, XueHai Tan, Erik Luber, Christopher Harrower, Peter Kalisvaart
  • Publication number: 20140328006
    Abstract: There is disclosed a combined hydrothermal and activation process that uses hemp bast fiber as the precursor to achieve graphene-like carbon nanosheets, a carbon nanosheet comprising carbonized crystalline cellulose, a carbon nanosheet formed by carbonizing crystalline cellulose, a capacitative structure comprises interconnected carbon nanosheets of carbonized crystalline cellulose, a method of forming a nanosheet comprising carbonizing crystalline cellulose to create carbonized crystalline cellulose. The interconnected two-dimensional carbon nanosheets also contain very high levels of mesoporosity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: THE GOVERNORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
    Inventors: David Mitlin, Huanlei Wang, Zhanwei Xu, Zhi Li, Chris Holt
  • Publication number: 20140291587
    Abstract: A carbon material comprising pyrolized egg protein characterized by containing mesopores or micropores. The pyrolized egg protein may comprise pyrolyzed eggshell membrane having a continuous conducting core and a porous shell, the pyrolyzed eggshell membrane comprising partially-activated carbon. The porous shell may comprise nitrogen or oxygen. The pyrolized egg protein may comprise mesoporous egg white.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Zhi Li, Li Zhang, Chris M.B. Holt, David Mitlin
  • Publication number: 20130210618
    Abstract: A hydrogen absorbing and desorbing material formed by co-deposition of magnesium with a catalyst for the kinetic absorption and desorption of hydrogen. A hydrogen absorbing and desorbing material formed of an alloy of magnesium with a catalyst for the kinetic absorption and desorption of hydrogen in which the catalyst for the kinetic absorption and desorption of hydrogen forms a dispersed amorphous or nanocrystalline phase in the magnesium. A hydrogen absorbing and desorbing material having a catalytic surface formed by a process comprising the steps of depositing a layer of tantalum on the hydrogen absorbing and desorbing material and depositing a layer of palladium on the layer of tantalum. A hydrogen absorbing and desorbing material comprises a multilayer film having at least two layers of magnesium and at least two layers of catalyst for the kinetic absorption and desorption of hydrogen, in which the multilayer film comprises alternating layers of magnesium and catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: THE GOVERNORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
    Inventors: David Mitlin, Beniamin Zahiri, Mohsen Danaie, Babak Shalchi Amirkhiz, XueHai Tan, Erik Luber, Christopher Harrower, Peter Kalisvaart
  • Patent number: 8458811
    Abstract: An all-metal microdevice or nanodevice such as an atomic force microscope probe is manufactured from a copper-hafnium alloy thin film having an x-ray amorphous microstructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignees: The Governors of the University of Alberta, The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Erik J. Luber, Colin Ophus, David Mitlin, Brian Olsen, Christopher Harrower, Velimir Radmilović
  • Publication number: 20120011624
    Abstract: An all-metal microdevice or nanodevice such as an atomic force microscope probe is manufactured from a copper-hafnium alloy thin film having an x-ray amorphous microstructure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicants: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, THE GOVERNORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
    Inventors: Erik J. LUBER, Colin OPHUS, David MITLIN, Brian OLSEN, Christopher HARROWER, Velimir RADMILOVIC