Patents by Inventor David Reginald Carver

David Reginald Carver 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: 20190341194
    Abstract: Capacitive energy storage devices (CESDs) are disclosed, along with methods of making and using the CESDs. A CESD includes an array of electrodes with spaces between the electrodes. A dielectric material occupies spaces between the electrodes; regions of the dielectric material located between adjacent electrodes define capacitive elements. The disclosed CESDs are useful as energy storage devices and/or memory storage devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: Carver Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: David Reginald Carver, Bradford Wesley Fulfer, Chase Andrepont, Sean Claudius Hall, Sean William Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20190341193
    Abstract: Capacitive energy storage devices (CESDs) are disclosed, along with methods of making and using the CESDs. A CESD includes an array of electrodes with spaces between the electrodes. A dielectric material occupies spaces between the electrodes; regions of the dielectric material located between adjacent electrodes define capacitive elements. The disclosed CESDs are useful as energy storage devices and/or memory storage devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: Carver Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: David Reginald Carver, Bradford Wesley Fulfer, Chase Andrepont, Sean Claudius Hall, Sean William Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20190341195
    Abstract: Capacitive energy storage devices (CESDs) are disclosed, along with methods of making and using the CESDs. A CESD includes an array of electrodes with spaces between the electrodes. A dielectric material occupies spaces between the electrodes; regions of the dielectric material located between adjacent electrodes define capacitive elements. The disclosed CESDs are useful as energy storage devices and/or memory storage devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: Carver Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: David Reginald Carver, Bradford Wesley Fulfer, Chase Andrepont, Sean Claudius Hall, Sean William Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20190341196
    Abstract: Capacitive energy storage devices (CESDs) are disclosed, along with methods of making and using the CESDs. A CESD includes an array of electrodes with spaces between the electrodes. A dielectric material occupies spaces between the electrodes; regions of the dielectric material located between adjacent electrodes define capacitive elements. The disclosed CESDs are useful as energy storage devices and/or memory storage devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: Carver Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: David Reginald Carver, Bradford Wesley Fulfer, Chase Andrepont, Sean Claudius Hall, Sean William Reynolds
  • Patent number: 10403440
    Abstract: Capacitive energy storage devices (CESDs) are disclosed, along with methods of making and using the CESDs. A CESD includes an array of electrodes with spaces between the electrodes. A dielectric material occupies spaces between the electrodes; regions of the dielectric material located between adjacent electrodes define capacitive elements. The disclosed CESDs are useful as energy storage devices and/or memory storage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Carver Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: David Reginald Carver, Bradford Wesley Fulfer, Chase Andrepont, Sean Claudius Hall, Sean William Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20190103538
    Abstract: An apparatus can comprise a circuit and an electrical element coupled to the circuit. The circuit can include a pulse generator to generate an electrical pulse having a first power and a load. The electrical element can be configured to receive heat that is converted into electrical energy by the circuit to apply a second power, greater than the first power, to the load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: Calagen, Inc.
    Inventors: David Reginald Carver, Sean William Reynolds, Sean Claudius Hall
  • Publication number: 20190103211
    Abstract: An apparatus can comprise a DC power supply to generate a DC electrical signal, a pulse generator to generate an electrical pulse, and an electrical element. The pulse generator and the DC power supply can be electrically coupled together. The electrical element can receive the DC electrical signal and the electrical pulse. The electrical element can generate a magnetic field in response to receiving the DC electrical signal and cool in response to receiving the electrical pulse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: Calagen, Inc.
    Inventors: David Reginald Carver, Sean William Reynolds, Sean Claudius Hall
  • Patent number: 10199165
    Abstract: Embodiments of a high-permittivity, low-leakage energy storage device, such as a capacitor, and methods of making the energy storage device are disclosed. The disclosed device includes electrically conductive first and second electrodes, and a sterically constrained dielectric film disposed between the first and second electrodes. The sterically constrained dielectric film comprises a plurality of polymeric molecules, and at least some of the polymeric molecules are bound to the first electrode. The disclosed device may include an insulative layer between the first electrode and the dielectric film and/or between the second electrode and the dielectric film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Carver Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: David Reginald Carver, Robert Glenn Carver, Bradford Wesley Fulfer, Jaime Hayes Gibbs, Sean Claudius Hall, Aaron Trent Priddy, Sean William Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20180158617
    Abstract: Capacitive energy storage devices (CESDs) are disclosed, along with methods of making and using the CESDs. A CESD includes an array of electrodes with spaces between the electrodes. A dielectric material occupies spaces between the electrodes; regions of the dielectric material located between adjacent electrodes define capacitive elements. The disclosed CESDs are useful as energy storage devices and/or memory storage devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: Carver Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: David Reginald Carver, Bradford Wesley Fulfer, Chase Andrepont, Sean Claudius Hall, Sean William Reynolds
  • Patent number: 9928958
    Abstract: A method is provided for making a high permittivity dielectric material for use in capacitors. Several high permittivity materials in an organic nonconductive media with enhanced properties and methods for making the same are disclosed. A general method for the formation of thin films of some particular dielectric material is disclosed, wherein organic polymers are utilized to produce low conductivity dielectric coatings. Additionally, a method whereby the formation of certain transition metal salts as salt or oxide matrices is demonstrated at low temperatures utilizing mild reducing agents. Further, a circuit structure and associated method of operation for the recovery and regeneration of the leakage current from the long-term storage capacitors is provided in order to enhance the manufacturing yield and utility performance of such devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Carver Scientific, Inc.
    Inventor: David Reginald Carver
  • Patent number: 9916930
    Abstract: A method is provided for making a high permittivity dielectric material for use in capacitors. Several high permittivity materials in an organic nonconductive media with enhanced properties and methods for making the same are disclosed. A general method for the formation of thin films of some particular dielectric material is disclosed, wherein organic polymers are utilized to produce low conductivity dielectric coatings. Additionally, a method whereby the formation of certain transition metal salts as salt or oxide matrices is demonstrated at low temperatures utilizing mild reducing agents. Further, a circuit structure and associated method of operation for the recovery and regeneration of the leakage current from the long-term storage capacitors is provided in order to enhance the manufacturing yield and utility performance of such devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Carver Scientific, Inc.
    Inventor: David Reginald Carver
  • Patent number: 9899846
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods for discharging an entropic energy storage device (EESD) that stores and releases entropic energy are disclosed. Embodiments of circuits including the EESD also are disclosed. The method includes providing a circuit including an EESD charged to a first voltage level, the EESD including first and second electrodes with a dielectric film positioned there between, the dielectric film comprising an entropic material, and the first electrode charged positively or negatively with respect to the second electrode; and applying a reversed polarization electric potential to the first electrode of the EESD in a first mode of operation of the circuit for a discharge period of time, thereby supplying power from the EESD to a load. In some embodiments, the method includes a pulsed discharge of the EESD with alternating discharge and recovery periods of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Carver Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: David Reginald Carver, Sean Claudius Hall, Sean William Reynolds
  • Patent number: 9679630
    Abstract: Embodiments of an electroentropic memory device comprising an array of electroentropic storage devices (EESDs) are disclosed, as well as methods of making and using the electroentropic memory device. The memory device includes a plurality of address lines arranged in rows to select a row of the EESDs and a plurality of data lines arranged in columns to select a column of the EESDs, wherein each EESD is coupled in series between an address line connected to one side of the EESD and a data line connected to an opposing side of the EESD. The memory device may have a stacked architecture with multiple layers of address lines, data lines, and EESDs. The disclosed electroentropic memory devices are operable in ROM and RAM modes. EESDs in the disclosed electroentropic memory devices may include from 2-4096 logic states and/or have a density from 0.001 kb/cm3 to 1024 TB/cm3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Carver Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: David Reginald Carver, Sean Claudius Hall, Chase Koby Andrepont, Sean William Reynolds, Jaime Hayes Gibbs, Bradford Wesley Fulfer
  • Publication number: 20170133077
    Abstract: Embodiments of an electroentropic memory device comprising an array of electroentropic storage devices (EESDs) are disclosed, as well as methods of making and using the electroentropic memory device. The memory device includes a plurality of address lines arranged in rows to select a row of the EESDs and a plurality of data lines arranged in columns to select a column of the EESDs, wherein each EESD is coupled in series between an address line connected to one side of the EESD and a data line connected to an opposing side of the EESD. The memory device may have a stacked architecture with multiple layers of address lines, data lines, and EESDs. The disclosed electroentropic memory devices are operable in ROM and RAM modes. EESDs in the disclosed electroentropic memory devices may include from 2-4096 logic states and/or have a density from 0.001 kb/cm3 to 1024 TB/cm3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: Carver Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: David Reginald Carver, Sean Claudius Hall, Chase Koby Andrepont, Sean William Reynolds, Jaime Hayes Gibbs, Bradford Wesley Fulfer
  • Patent number: 9531198
    Abstract: A method is provided for making a high permittivity dielectric material for use in capacitors. Several high permittivity materials in an organic nonconductive media with enhanced properties and methods for making the same are disclosed. A general method for the formation of thin films of some particular dielectric material is disclosed, wherein the use of organic polymers, shellac, silicone oil, and/or zein formulations are utilized to produce low conductivity dielectric coatings. Additionally, a method whereby the formation of certain transition metal salts as salt or oxide matrices is demonstrated at low temperatures utilizing mild reducing agents. Further, a circuit structure and associated method of operation for the recovery and regeneration of the leakage current from the long-term storage capacitors is provided in order to enhance the manufacturing yield and utility performance of such devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Carver Scientific, Inc.
    Inventor: David Reginald Carver
  • Publication number: 20150270710
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods for discharging an entropic energy storage device (EESD) that stores and releases entropic energy are disclosed. Embodiments of circuits including the EESD also are disclosed. The method includes providing a circuit including an EESD charged to a first voltage level, the EESD including first and second electrodes with a dielectric film positioned there between, the dielectric film comprising an entropic material, and the first electrode charged positively or negatively with respect to the second electrode; and applying a reversed polarization electric potential to the first electrode of the EESD in a first mode of operation of the circuit for a discharge period of time, thereby supplying power from the EESD to a load. In some embodiments, the method includes a pulsed discharge of the EESD with alternating discharge and recovery periods of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: David Reginald Carver, Sean Claudius Hall, Sean William Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20150206658
    Abstract: A method is provided for making a high permittivity dielectric material for use in capacitors. Several high permittivity materials in an organic nonconductive media with enhanced properties and methods for making the same are disclosed. A general method for the formation of thin films of some particular dielectric material is disclosed, wherein organic polymers are utilized to produce low conductivity dielectric coatings. Additionally, a method whereby the formation of certain transition metal salts as salt or oxide matrices is demonstrated at low temperatures utilizing mild reducing agents. Further, a circuit structure and associated method of operation for the recovery and regeneration of the leakage current from the long-term storage capacitors is provided in order to enhance the manufacturing yield and utility performance of such devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: CARVER SCIENTIFIC, INC.
    Inventor: David Reginald Carver
  • Publication number: 20150206659
    Abstract: A method is provided for making a high permittivity dielectric material for use in capacitors. Several high permittivity materials in an organic nonconductive media with enhanced properties and methods for making the same are disclosed. A general method for the formation of thin films of some particular dielectric material is disclosed, wherein organic polymers are utilized to produce low conductivity dielectric coatings. Additionally, a method whereby the formation of certain transition metal salts as salt or oxide matrices is demonstrated at low temperatures utilizing mild reducing agents. Further, a circuit structure and associated method of operation for the recovery and regeneration of the leakage current from the long-term storage capacitors is provided in order to enhance the manufacturing yield and utility performance of such devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: Carver Scientific, Inc.
    Inventor: David Reginald Carver
  • Publication number: 20150131198
    Abstract: Embodiments of a high-permittivity, low-leakage energy storage device, such as a capacitor, and methods of making the energy storage device are disclosed. The disclosed device includes electrically conductive first and second electrodes, and a sterically constrained dielectric film disposed between the first and second electrodes. The sterically constrained dielectric film comprises a plurality of polymeric molecules, and at least some of the polymeric molecules are bound to the first electrode. The disclosed device may include an insulative layer between the first electrode and the dielectric film and/or between the second electrode and the dielectric film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: David Reginald Carver, Robert Glenn Carver, Bradford Wesley Fulfer, Jaime Hayes Gibbs, Sean Claudius Hall, Aaron Trent Priddy, Sean William Reynolds
  • Patent number: 9011627
    Abstract: A method is provided for making a high permittivity dielectric material for use in capacitors. Several high permittivity materials in an organic nonconductive media with enhanced properties and methods for making the same are disclosed. A general method for the formation of thin films of some particular dielectric material is disclosed, wherein organic polymers are utilized to produce low conductivity dielectric coatings. Additionally, a method whereby the formation of certain transition metal salts as salt or oxide matrices is demonstrated at low temperatures utilizing mild reducing agents. Further, a circuit structure and associated method of operation for the recovery and regeneration of the leakage current from the long-term storage capacitors is provided in order to enhance the manufacturing yield and utility performance of such devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: David Reginald Carver