Patents by Inventor George Adamson

George Adamson 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: 9960399
    Abstract: A multi-functional battery separator comprises two or more active separator layers deposited from different polymer solutions to form a multilayered unitary structure comprising a free-standing film, a multiplex film on one side of a porous substrate, or separate films or multiplex films on opposite sides of a porous substrate. In a preferred embodiment, the cascade coating method is used to simultaneously deposit the active separator layers wet so that the physical, electrical and morphological changes associated with the polymer drying out process are avoided or minimized. The multi-functional separator is inexpensive to fabricate, exhibits enhanced ionic conductivity and ionic barrier properties, and eliminates gaps between individual layers in a separator stack that can contribute to battery failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: ZPower, LLC
    Inventors: Hieu Duong, George Adamson
  • Publication number: 20160301077
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel electrodes and electrochemical cells using these electrodes. Several embodiments presented by this invention provide novel cathodes that include an AgO active material and a PVDF binder. Furthermore, this invention also presents methods of manufacturing novel electrochemical cells and novel electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Biying Huang, Ximei Sun, Hongxia Zhou, George Adamson
  • Publication number: 20150028516
    Abstract: A multi-functional battery separator comprises two or more active separator layers deposited from different polymer solutions to form a multilayered unitary structure comprising a free-standing film, a multiplex film on one side of a porous substrate, or separate films or multiplex films on opposite sides of a porous substrate. In a preferred embodiment, the cascade coating method is used to simultaneously deposit the active separator layers wet so that the physical, electrical and morphological changes associated with the polymer drying out process are avoided or minimized. The multi-functional separator is inexpensive to fabricate, exhibits enhanced ionic conductivity and ionic barrier properties, and eliminates gaps between individual layers in a separator stack that can contribute to battery failure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Hieu Duong, George Adamson
  • Patent number: 8093227
    Abstract: A monosaccharide compound of formula I as shown in the specification. Processes for the preparation of the compound of formula I and methods of screening for antibacterial or antibiotic compounds involving the compound of formula I.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Alchemia Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Michael Leo West, Wim Meutermans, George Adamson, Karl Schafer, Darren Schliebs
  • Publication number: 20110262803
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel electrodes and electrochemical cells using these electrodes. Several embodiments presented by this invention provide novel cathodes that include an AgO active material and a PVDF binder. Furthermore, this invention also presents methods of manufacturing novel electrochemical cells and novel electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: ZPower, Inc.
    Inventors: Biying Huang, Ximei Sun, Hongxia Zhou, George Adamson
  • Publication number: 20110201794
    Abstract: Methods are described for the preparation of combinatorial libraries of potentially biologically active disaccharide compounds. These compounds are variously functionalized, with a view to varying lipid solubility size, function an other properties, with the particular aim of discovering novel drug or drug-like compounds, or compounds with useful properties. The invention provides intermediates, processes and synthetic strategies for the solution or solid phase synthesis of disaccharides, variously functionalized about the sugar ring, including the addition of aromaticity and charge, and the placement of pharmaceutically useful groups and isosteres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: Alchemia Limited
    Inventors: Wim Meutermans, Michael L. West, George Adamson, Giang Thanh Le, Nicholas B. Drinnan, Giovani Abbenante, Bernd Becker, Matthias Grathwohl, Premraj Rajaratnam, Gerald Tometzki
  • Patent number: 7960059
    Abstract: Methods for producing an electrode active material precursor, comprising; a) producing a mixture comprising particles of lithium hydrogen phosphate, having a first average particle size, and a metal hydroxide, having a second average particle size; and b) grinding said mixture in a jet mill for a period of time suitable to produce a generally homogeneous mixture of particles having a third average size smaller than said first average size. The precursor may be used as a starting material for making electrode active materials for use in a battery, comprising lithium, a transition metal, and phosphate or a similar anion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Valence Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: George Adamson, Jeremy Barker, Allan Dirilo, Titus Faulkner, M. Yazid Saidi, Jeffrey Swoyer
  • Publication number: 20110123850
    Abstract: A multi-functional battery separator comprises two or more active separator layers deposited from different polymer solutions to form a multilayered unitary structure comprising a free-standing film, a multiplex film on one side of a porous substrate, or separate films or multiplex films on opposite sides of a porous substrate. In a preferred embodiment, the cascade coating method is used to simultaneously deposit the active separator layers wet so that the physical, electrical and morphological changes associated with the polymer drying out process are avoided or minimized. The multi-functional separator is inexpensive to fabricate, exhibits enhanced ionic conductivity and ionic barrier properties, and eliminates gaps between individual layers in a separator stack that can contribute to battery failure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: ZPOWER, INC.
    Inventors: Hieu Duong, George Adamson
  • Publication number: 20110123859
    Abstract: The present invention provides improved electrochemical devices formed from a cathode, an anode, and a liquid electrolyte formulated from at least one polymer and at least one alkaline agent. The polymer is electrically conductive and mixes with the alkaline agent to form a substantially uniform mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: ZPower, Inc.
    Inventors: Biying Huang, Hieu Duong, Monica Meckfessel Jones, George Adamson, Donald Sadoway
  • Patent number: 7875707
    Abstract: Methods are described for the preparation of combinatorial libraries of potentially biologically active disaccharide compounds. These compounds are variously functionalized, with a view to varying lipid solubility size, function an other properties, with the particular aim of discovering novel drug or drug-like compounds, or compounds with useful properties. The invention provides intermediates, processes and synthetic strategies for the solution or solid phase synthesis of disaccharides, variously functionalized about the sugar ring, including the addition of aromaticity and charge, and the placement of pharmaceutically useful groups and isosteres.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Alchemia Limited
    Inventors: Wim Meutermans, Michael West, George Adamson, Giang Thanh Le, Nicholas B. Drinnan, Giovanni Abbenante, Bernd Becker, Matthias Grathwohl, Premraj Rajaratnam, Gerald Tometzki
  • Publication number: 20100184607
    Abstract: A monosaccharide compound of formula I as shown in the specification. Processes for the preparation of the compound of formula I and methods of screening for antibacterial or antibiotic compounds involving the compound of formula I.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: Alchemia Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Leo West, Wim Meutermans, George Adamson, Karl Schafer, Darren Schliers
  • Patent number: 7737287
    Abstract: This invention relates to combinatorial libraries of potentially biologically active mainly monosaccharide compounds and to methods of preparing same. These compounds are variously functionalized, with a view to varying lipid solubility, size, function and other properties, with the particular aim of discovering a drug or drug-like compound, or compounds with useful properties. The invention provides intermediates, processes and synthetic strategies for the solution or solid phase synthesis of monosaccharides, variously functionalized about the sugar ring, including the addition of aromaticity and charge, and the placement of amino acid and peptide side chain units of isosteres thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Alchemia Limited
    Inventors: Wim Meutermans, Michael Leo West, Thanh Le Giang, George Adamson, Karl Schafer, Giovanni Abbenante
  • Patent number: 7718317
    Abstract: The invention provides an electrochemical cell which includes a first electrode and a second electrode which is a counter electrode to said first electrode, and an electrolyte material interposed there between. The first electrode includes an alkali metal phosphorous compound doped with an element having a valence state greater than that of the alkali metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Valence Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: George Adamson, Jeremy Barker, Gerbrand Ceder, Ming Dong, Dane Morgan, M. Yazid Saidi
  • Patent number: 7700577
    Abstract: A method of inhibiting bacterial growth by contacting a bacteria with at least one disaccharide compound of General Formula I,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Alchemia Limited
    Inventors: Wim Meutermans, Giang Le Thanh, Giovani Abbenante, Gerald Tometzki, George Adamson, Bernd Becker, Matthias Grathwohl, Premraj Rajaratnam
  • Patent number: 7417129
    Abstract: A monosaccharide compound of formula I as shown in the specification. Processes for the preparation of the compound of formula I and methods of screening for antibacterial or antibiotic compounds involving the compound of formula I.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Alchemia Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Michael Leo West, Wim Meutermans, George Adamson, Karl Schafer, Darren Schliebs
  • Publication number: 20080157024
    Abstract: Methods for producing an electrode active material precursor, comprising; a) producing a mixture comprising particles of lithium hydrogen phosphate, having a first average particle size, and a metal hydroxide, having a second average particle size; and b) grinding said mixture in a jet mill for a period of time suitable to produce a generally homogeneous mixture of particles having a third average size smaller than said first average size. The precursor may be used as a starting material for making electrode active materials for use in a battery, comprising lithium, a transition metal, and phosphate or a similar anion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Inventors: George Adamson, Jeremy Barker, Allan Dirilo, Titus Faulkner, M. Yazid Saidi, Jeffrey Swoyer
  • Patent number: 7348100
    Abstract: Methods for producing an electrode active material precursor, comprising: a) producing a mixture comprising particles of lithium hydrogen phosphate, having a first average particle size, and a metal hydroxide, having a second average particle size; and b) grinding said mixture in a jet mill for a period of time suitable to produce a generally homogeneous mixture of particles having a third average size smaller than said first average size. The precursor may be used as a starting material for making electrode active materials for use in a battery, comprising lithium, a transition metal, and phosphate or a similar anion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Valence Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: George Adamson, Jeremy Barker, Allan Dirilo, Titus Faulkner, M. Yazid Saidi, Jeffrey Swoyer
  • Publication number: 20060142217
    Abstract: A method of inhibiting bacterial growth by contacting a bacteria with at least one disaccharide compound of General Formula I,
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2003
    Publication date: June 29, 2006
    Inventors: Wim Meutermans, Giang Le Thanh, Giovani Abbenante, Gerald Tometzki, George Adamson, Bernd Becker, Matthias Grathwohl, Premraj Rajaratnam
  • Publication number: 20060121530
    Abstract: Methods are described for the preparation of combinatorial libraries of potentially biologically active disaccharide compounds. These compounds are variously functionalized, with a view to varying lipid solubility size, function an other properties, with the particular aim of discovering novel drug or drug-like compounds, or compounds with useful properties. The invention provides intermediates, processes and synthetic strategies for the solution or solid phase synthesis of disaccharides, variously functionalized about the sugar ring, including the addition of aromaticity and charge, and the placement of pharmaceutically useful groups and isosteres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2003
    Publication date: June 8, 2006
    Inventors: Wim Meutermans, Michael West, George Adamson, Giang Thanh Le, Nicholas Drinnan, Giovani Abbenante, Bernd Becker, Matthias Grathwohl, Premraj Rajaratnam, Gerald Tometzki
  • Publication number: 20060083990
    Abstract: The invention provides an electrochemical cell which includes a first electrode and a second electrode which is a counter electrode to said first electrode, and an electrolyte material interposed there between. The first electrode includes an alkali metal phosphorous compound doped with an element having a valence state greater than that of the alkali metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2005
    Publication date: April 20, 2006
    Inventors: George Adamson, Jeremy Barker, Gerbrand Ceder, Ming Dong, Dane Morgan, M. Saidi