Patents by Inventor Glenn G. Amatucci

Glenn G. Amatucci 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: 10886537
    Abstract: A current collector for use in an electrochemical cell is provided. The current collector comprises: a reticulated core comprising a polymer and having continuous porosity; a first reticulated surface; a second reticulated surface opposite said first reticulated surface; and a thin metal film disposed on at least one of said first and second reticulated surfaces, wherein said current collector has continuous porosity. A high temperature resistant polymer is preferred for the reticulated core where the current collector may be exposed to high temperatures during production or use. The continuous porosity of the reticulated core 12 and the current collector allows for passage of electrolyte and ions, as necessary for operation of an electrochemical device that includes the current collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Rutgers. The State University of New Jersey
    Inventors: Glenn G. Amatucci, Anna B. Halajko, Linda Wu Sung
  • Patent number: 10644271
    Abstract: The described invention relates to the use of parylene and composites of parylene as a flexible, sealable, and near hermetic barrier packaging material for nonaqueous electrochemical cells. Additionally, the invention relates to the technique of sealing of battery packaging material through the use of ultrasonic energy, and to the use of a low melting temperature inorganic barrier, which is predisposed between higher melting temperature polymer layers, that can be sealed to form a truly hermetic barrier at the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Inventors: Glenn G. Amatucci, Anna B. Halajko, Linda Wu Sung, Anthony Ferrer
  • Publication number: 20190267634
    Abstract: A current collector for use in an electrochemical cell is provided. The current collector comprises: a reticulated core comprising a polymer and having continuous porosity; a first reticulated surface; a second reticulated surface opposite said first reticulated surface; and a thin metal film disposed on at least one of said first and second reticulated surfaces, wherein said current collector has continuous porosity. A high temperature resistant polymer is preferred for the reticulated core where the current collector may be exposed to high temperatures during production or use. The continuous porosity of the reticulated core 12 and the current collector allows for passage of electrolyte and ions, as necessary for operation of an electrochemical device that includes the current collector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Inventors: Glenn G. Amatucci, Anna B. Halajko, Linda Wu Sung
  • Patent number: 10179952
    Abstract: The described invention provides a method of patterning a thin film deposited on a substrate comprising applying a moving focused field of thermal energy to the thin film deposited on the substrate; and dewetting the thin film from the substrate. Dewetting the thin film from the substrate is characterized by a negative space of a desired design; and displacement of the thin film into adjacent structures, thereby accumulating thin film in the adjacent structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Inventors: Glenn G. Amatucci, Anthony Ferrer
  • Patent number: 9484594
    Abstract: The described invention provides compositions related to an electronically insulating amorphous or nanocrystalline mixed ionic conductor composition comprising a metal fluoride composite to which an electrical potential is applied to form 1) a negative electrode, and 2) a positive electrode, wherein the negative electrode and positive electrode are formed in situ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Inventors: Glenn G. Amatucci, Anna Halajko, Fadwa Badway
  • Publication number: 20160189884
    Abstract: The described invention provides a packaged electrochemical device comprising an electrochemical battery, further comprising at least one electrochemical cell stack and a barrier packaging material. The present invention further provides a method of fabricating the packaged electrochemical device. The present invention further provides a flexible multifunctional liquid-based thermogalvanic cell that converts and stores electricity derived from low grade temperature differentials that exist in ubiquitous scenarios.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicant: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Inventors: Glenn G. Amatucci, Irene Plitz, Anna B. Halajko, Linda Wu Sung
  • Patent number: 9331357
    Abstract: The present invention relates to in situ formation of a single-layered electrochemical cell comprising a full tri-layer battery structure containing a discrete positive electrode, solid state electrolyte, and negative electrode from self-assembled nanocomposites. The single layered cell makes it possible to fabricate cells in three dimensions resulting in a very high energy density power source within very small and/or complex dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Inventors: Glenn G. Amatucci, Irene Plitz, Fadwa Badway
  • Patent number: 9177721
    Abstract: The described invention provides a packaged electrochemical device comprising an electrochemical battery, further comprising at least one electrochemical cell stack and a barrier packaging material. The present invention further provides a method of fabricating the packaged electrochemical device. The present invention further provides a flexible multifunctional liquid-based thermogalvanic cell that converts and stores electricity derived from low grade temperature differentials that exist in ubiquitous scenarios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Inventors: Glenn G. Amatucci, Irene Plitz, Anna B. Halajko, Linda Wu Sung
  • Patent number: 9065137
    Abstract: The present invention relates to primary and secondary electrochemical energy storage systems, particularly to such systems as battery cells, which use materials that take up and release ions as a means of storing and supplying electrical energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Inventors: Glenn G. Amatucci, Fadwa Badway
  • Patent number: 9048497
    Abstract: The described invention provides self-forming compositions as positive electrode materials. The described invention further provides electrode compositions related to an electrochemical energy storage cell comprising a metal, a glass former and lithium fluoride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Inventors: Glenn G. Amatucci, Anna Halajko, Fadwa Badway
  • Publication number: 20150044569
    Abstract: A composition, comprising: a composite including (i) a carbon fluoride component comprising a CFx material, wherein x?1, and having a first electrochemical property, and (ii) a carbonaceous material component having a second electrochemical property. The carbon fluoride component is 70 wt % to 99 wt % based on a total weight of the composite. The carbonaceous material component is 1 wt % to 30 wt % based on the total weight of the composite. The composite is adapted to react with energy applied thereto, and wherein, upon such reaction, the composite provides a third electrochemical property that is higher than the first electrochemical property, higher than the second electrochemical property, and higher than a combination of the first and second electrochemical properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Nathalie Pereira, Fadwa Badway, Glenn G. Amatucci
  • Publication number: 20150014891
    Abstract: The described invention provides a method of patterning a thin film deposited on a substrate comprising applying a moving focused field of thermal energy to the thin film deposited on the substrate; and dewetting the thin film from the substrate. Dewetting the thin film from the substrate is characterized by a negative space of a desired design; and displacement of the thin film into adjacent structures, thereby accumulating thin film in the adjacent structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Glenn G. Amatucci, Anthony Ferrer
  • Publication number: 20140117291
    Abstract: The described invention provides self-forming compositions as positive electrode materials. The described invention further provides electrode compositions related to an electrochemical energy storage cell comprising a metal, a glass former and lithium fluoride.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Glenn G. Amatucci, Anna Halajko, Fadwa Badway
  • Publication number: 20140087214
    Abstract: The described invention provides a packaged electrochemical device comprising an electrochemical battery, further comprising at least one electrochemical cell stack and a barrier packaging material. The present invention further provides a method of fabricating the packaged electrochemical device. The present invention further provides a flexible multifunctional liquid-based thermogalvanic cell that converts and stores electricity derived from low grade temperature differentials that exist in ubiquitous scenarios.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Glenn G. Amatucci, Irene Plitz, Anna B. Halajko, Linda Wu Sung
  • Publication number: 20130048924
    Abstract: The described invention provides compositions related to an electronically insulating amorphous or nanocrystalline mixed ionic conductor composition comprising a metal fluoride composite to which an electrical potential is applied to form 1) a negative electrode, and 2) a positive electrode, wherein the negative electrode and positive electrode are formed in situ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Glenn G. Amatucci, Anna Halajko, Fadwa Badway
  • Patent number: 8039149
    Abstract: The present invention relates to bismuth oxyfluoride nanocomposites used as positive electrodes in primary and rechargeable electromechanical energy storage systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Rutgers, The State University
    Inventors: Glenn G. Amatucci, Mathieu Bervas
  • Patent number: 8021773
    Abstract: A battery system for efficiently operating a battery under various circumstances, such as relating to extreme temperature ranges and varying load (i.e. current) ranges. The battery system generally includes at least one first cell having a first chemistry, at least one second cell having a second chemistry and a controller in communication with the first cell and the second cell. The controller is adapted to employ a chemical reaction of the first chemistry in the first cell or the second chemistry in the second cell. The first chemistry is different than the second chemistry, wherein the first chemistry and the second chemistry may be adapted to provide current over varying temperature ranges or to provide current for varying current loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: mPhase Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve D. Simon, Victor A. Lifton, Nathalie Pereira, Glenn G. Amatucci
  • Patent number: 7947392
    Abstract: The present invention relates to primary and secondary electrochemical energy storage systems, particularly to such systems as battery cells, which use materials that take up and release ions as a means of storing and supplying electrical energy. The present positive electrode composition comprises a nanocrystalline bismuth fluoride compound, which comprises Bi+3, and has a maximum energy density of 7170 Wh/l?1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Inventors: Glenn G. Amatucci, Fadwa Badway, Mathieu Bervas
  • Patent number: 7625671
    Abstract: A safe and economical electrochemically active material useful in rechargeable battery cell electrode compositions comprises a nanostructure amalgam of a transition metal fluoride and carbon. The nanoamalgam may be prepared by subjecting a precursor mixture of a transition metal fluoride, such as FeF3, and carbon to extreme, high energy impact comminution milling which results in the conversion of the mixture to a unique and distinct nanostructure material. When incorporated as active electrode material in lithium battery cell fabrications, the nanoamalgam enables the attainment of stable specific discharge capacities in the range of 250 to 500 mAh/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Rutgers, The State University
    Inventor: Glenn G. Amatucci
  • Publication number: 20090042066
    Abstract: An electrochemical cell includes a first cell, a second cell and a barrier isolating a fluid in the first cell from the second cell in which the barrier, in response to an activation signal, changes to a second state to allow the fluid to pass into the second cell and activate the electrochemical cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicant: MPHASE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Steve Simon, Victor A. Lifton, Nathalie Pereira, Glenn G. Amatucci