Patents by Inventor Galen Stucky

Galen Stucky 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: 9728344
    Abstract: An electrical double layer capacitor (EDLC) energy storage device is provided that includes at least two electrodes and a redox-enhanced electrolyte including two redox couples such that there is a different one of the redox couples for each of the electrodes. When charged, the charge is stored in Faradaic reactions with the at least two redox couples in the electrolyte and in a double-layer capacitance of a porous carbon material that comprises at least one of the electrodes, and a self-discharge of the energy storage device is mitigated by at least one of electrostatic attraction, adsorption, physisorption, and chemisorption of a redox couple onto the porous carbon material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignees: Oregon State University, The Regents of the University of California, University of Oregon
    Inventors: Galen Stucky, Brian Evanko, Nicholas Parker, David Vonlanthen, David Auston, Shannon Boettcher, Sang-Eun Chun, Xiulei Ji, Bao Wang, Xingfeng Wang, Raghu Subash Chandrabose
  • Publication number: 20160314906
    Abstract: An electrical double layer capacitor (EDLC) energy storage device is provided that includes at least two electrodes and a redox-enhanced electrolyte including two redox couples such that there is a different one of the redox couples for each of the electrodes. When charged, the charge is stored in Faradaic reactions with the at least two redox couples in the electrolyte and in a double-layer capacitance of a porous carbon material that comprises at least one of the electrodes, and a self-discharge of the energy storage device is mitigated by at least one of electrostatic attraction, adsorption, physisorption, and chemisorption of a redox couple onto the porous carbon material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Galen Stucky, Brian Evanko, Nicholas Parker, David Vonlanthen, David Auston, Shannon Boettcher, Sang-Eun Chun, Xiulei Ji, Bao Wang, Xingfeng Wang, Raghu Subash Chandrabose
  • Patent number: 8603543
    Abstract: The present invention relates to hemostatic compositions comprising a mesocellular oxide foam and, optionally, a biologically active agent such as a procoagulant, as well as devices and methods of use to promote blood clotting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Galen Stucky, Sarah Baker, April Sawvel
  • Publication number: 20120308639
    Abstract: The present invention relates to hemostatic compositions comprising a mesocellular oxide foam and, optionally, a biologically active agent such as a procoagulant, as well as devices and methods of use to promote blood clotting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Galen Stucky, Sarah Baker, April Sawvel
  • Patent number: 8202549
    Abstract: The present invention relates to hemostatic compositions comprising a mesocellular oxide foam and, optionally, a biologically active agent such as a procoagulant, as well as devices and methods of use to promote blood clotting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Galen Stucky, Sarah Baker, April Sawvel
  • Publication number: 20120037840
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for removing a contaminant from its environment. The method includes forming a magnetic composition comprising the contaminant and an amphiphilic substance, and applying a magnetic field to the magnetic composition so as to separate the magnetic composition from the environment. One composition includes a micelle array confined in a magnetic mesoporous framework. Another composition is formed by adhering an amphiphilic material comprising functional surface groups to a contaminant, then interacting a magnetic material with the functional surface groups of the amphiphilic material. In various versions, the contaminant can be a hydrophobic organic compound, or a fullerene-related nanoparticle. The methods can also be used to purify hydrophobic organic compounds or fullerene-related nanoparticles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Galen Stucky, Arturo A. Keller, Yifeng Shi, Peng Wang, Qihui Shi, Hongjun Liang
  • Publication number: 20110184076
    Abstract: For use in a DMFC, a proton-conducting membrane containing a proton-conducting host polymer and a functionalized fullerene having one or more proton accepting or proton donating functional groups selected from: >C[PO(OH)2]2; —PO(OH)2; —OH; —SO3H; —NH2; —CN; —HOSO3H; —COOH; —OPO(OH)2; and —OSO3 or a combination of two or more of these groups attached to the fullerene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Fred Wudl, Galen Stucky, Ken Tasaki, Hengbin Wang, Jeffrey V. Gasa, Ryan DeSousa
  • Publication number: 20100209531
    Abstract: The invention provides a homogeneous composition comprising a hemostatically effective amount of a charged oxide, wherein the composition has an isoelectric point, as measured in calcium chloride, below 7.3 or above 7.4. Typically, the charged oxide is selected from the group consisting of silaceous oxides, titanium oxides, aluminum oxides, calcium oxides, zinc oxides, nickel oxides and iron oxides. In some embodiments, the composition further comprises a second oxide selected from the group consisting of calcium oxide, sodium oxide, magnesium oxide, zinc oxide, phosphorus oxide and alumina. In a typical embodiment of the invention, the charged oxide is silaceous oxide, the second oxide comprises calcium oxide and the ratio, by molar ratio, of silaceous oxide to calcium oxide is 0.25 to 15. Optionally, the composition further comprises phosphorous oxide. Also described are methods of making and using such compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2006
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Galen Stucky, Todd Ostomel, Qihui Shi, April Sawvel, Sarah Baker
  • Publication number: 20090047329
    Abstract: The present invention relates to hemostatic compositions comprising a mesocellular oxide foam and, optionally, a biologically active agent such as a procoagulant, as well as devices and methods of use to promote blood clotting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventors: Galen Stucky, Sarah Baker, April Sawvel
  • Publication number: 20080015268
    Abstract: The components of and a proton conducting membrane (PCM) produced from a host polymer and an attached or physically blended in hydrogen cyano fullerene proton-source agent, with the physical blending of the host polymer and hydrogen cyano fullerene further promoted by a poly(ethylene oxide) attached fullerene mixing agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Fred Wudl, Galen Stucky, Hengbin Wang, Bruno Jousselme, Ken Tasaki, Arunkumar Venkatesan, Ryan Desousa
  • Publication number: 20080009558
    Abstract: Disclosed is a microwave preparation method for producing polymeric nanoparticles in which a mixture is made that contains a monomer, an optional functionalize co-monomer, a polymerization initiator that is activated by microwave irradiation, a cross-linker that preferentially creates intra-particle cross-links during polymerization, and a water-based solvent which is then irradiated with microwave radiation to facilitate polymerization of the nanoparticles into sub-50 nm size range nanoparticles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Craig Hawker, Galen Stucky, Zesheng An
  • Publication number: 20070256978
    Abstract: Mesoscopically ordered, hydrothermally stable metal oxide-block copolymer composite or mesoporous materials are described herein that are formed by using amphiphilic block polymers which act as structure directing agents for the metal oxide in a self-assembling system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Publication date: November 8, 2007
    Inventors: Galen Stucky, Bradley Chmelka, Dongyuan Zhao, Nick Melosh, Qisheng Huo, Jianglin Feng, Peidong Yang, David Pine, David Margolese, Wayne Lukens, Glenn Fredrickson, Patrick Schmidt-Winkel
  • Publication number: 20070202413
    Abstract: Pegylated fullerenes, for use with a lithium ion battery as a solvent-free electrolyte, having the formula {[CH3-(PEO)]m-LINKER}n-fullerene, with n?1, m?1 to 5, and the LINKER group comprising a moiety capable of attaching each of the CH3-(PEO)-chains to the fullerene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Fred Wudl, Galen Stucky, Ken Tasaki, Hengbin Wang, Jeffrey Gasa, Ryan DeSousa
  • Publication number: 20070154564
    Abstract: The invention provides a homogeneous composition comprising a hemostatically effective amount of a charged oxide, wherein the composition has an isoelectric point, as measured in calcium chloride, below 7.3 or above 7.4. Typically, the charged oxide is selected from the group consisting of silaceous oxides, titanium oxides, aluminum oxides, calcium oxides, zinc oxides, nickel oxides and iron oxides. In some embodiments, the composition further comprises a second oxide selected from the group consisting of calcium oxide, sodium oxide, magnesium oxide, zinc oxide, phosphorus oxide and alumina. In a typical embodiment of the invention, the charged oxide is silaceous oxide, the second oxide comprises calcium oxide and the ratio, by molar ratio, of silaceous oxide to calcium oxide is 0.25 to 15. Optionally, the composition further comprises phosphorous oxide. Also described are methods of making and using such compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2006
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Galen Stucky, Todd Ostomel, Qihui Shi
  • Publication number: 20070031515
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions, methods and devices relating to a silaceous oxide that generates a reduced heat of hydration upon contact with blood. By reducing the heat of hydration, the compositions provide a hemostatic agent that attenuates a tissue burning side effect of conventional hemostatic agents without adversely affecting the wound healing properties of the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2006
    Publication date: February 8, 2007
    Inventors: Galen Stucky, Todd Ostomel, Qihui Shi, Peter Stoimenov, Patricia Holden
  • Patent number: 7161050
    Abstract: A reactant selected from the group consisting of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, dienes, and aromatics is reacted with a halide selected from the group including chlorine, bromine, and iodine to form a first reaction product. The first reaction product is reacted with a solid oxidizer to form a product selected from the group including olefins, alcohols, ethers, and aldehydes, and spent oxidizer. The spent oxidizer is oxidized to form the original solid oxidizer and the second reactant which are recycled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignees: GRT, Inc., The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Sherman, Eric W. McFarland, Michael J. Weiss, Ivan Marc Lorkovic, Leroy E. Laverman, Shouli Sun, Dieter J. Schaefer, Galen Stucky, Peter Ford
  • Publication number: 20070003807
    Abstract: A membrane/film casting method for fabricating composite membranes/films, and the produced composite membranes/films thereby fabricated, from a host polymer and a fullerene, often with the mixing of the host polymer and fullerene further promoted by a poly(ethylene oxide) attached fullerene mixing agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2006
    Publication date: January 4, 2007
    Inventors: Fred Wudl, Galen Stucky, Hengbin Wang, Bruno Jousselme, Ken Tasaki, Arunkumar Venkatesan, Ryan Desousa
  • Publication number: 20060191842
    Abstract: The components of and a proton conducting membrane (PCM) produced from a host polymer and an attached or physically blended in hydrogen cyano fullerene proton-source agent, with the physical blending of the host polymer and hydrogen cyano fullerene further promoted by a poly(ethylene oxide) attached fullerene mixing agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2005
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Inventors: Fred Wudl, Galen Stucky, Hengbin Wang, Bruno Jousselme, Ken Tasaki, Arunkumar Venkatesan
  • Publication number: 20060191843
    Abstract: Novel acidic hydrogen cyano fullerenes and cyano fullerenes are disclosed that may be utilized as components in a proton conducting membrane (PCM). In particular, C60H(CN)n, wherein n>1, and C60(CN)n, wherein n>2, species are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Inventors: Fred Wudl, Galen Stucky, Hengbin Wang, Bruno Jousselme
  • Publication number: 20060148953
    Abstract: An organic-inorganic hydrophilic polymer-oxide hybrid proton conducting membrane (PCM) is produced from a host organic polymer, a filler inorganic oxide, and a proton-source with a pKa less than about 5. Usually, the subject invention comprises PCMs containing host polymer-x-strong acid-y-filler oxide, wherein x is between about 1 and about 10 (with “x” as the molar ratio of acid anion to polymer repeat unit) and y? about 50% (with “y” the weight percentage of filler oxide in the composite).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2005
    Publication date: July 6, 2006
    Inventors: Wenbin Hong, Galen Stucky, Ken Tasaki