Patents by Inventor James C. Cross

James C. Cross 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: 10305581
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for performing mispointing correction operations that can provide accurate pointing of an antenna towards a satellite, while also satisfying interference requirements with other satellites. As a result, the mispointing correction operations described herein can improve resource efficiency of communication systems using such antennas and help ensure compliance with interference requirements of other satellites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Viasat, Inc.
    Inventors: James E Petranovich, Bradley H Smith, Eric L Cross, Douglas J Merrell, Samuel C Finney
  • Publication number: 20180233708
    Abstract: Electrochemical cells and methods of making electrochemical cells are described herein. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a multi-layer sheet for encasing an electrode material for an electrochemical cell. The multi-layer sheet including an outer layer, an intermediate layer that includes a conductive substrate, and an inner layer disposed on a portion of the conductive substrate. The intermediate layer is disposed between the outer layer and the inner layer. The inner layer defines an opening through which a conductive region of the intermediate layer is exposed such that the electrode material can be electrically connected to the conductive region. Thus, the intermediate layer can serve as a current collector for the electrochemical cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Ricardo BAZZARELLA, Alexander H. SLOCUM, Tristan DOHERTY, James C. CROSS, III
  • Patent number: 9825280
    Abstract: An electrochemical cell includes an anode, a semi-solid cathode, and a separator disposed therebetween. The semi-solid cathode includes a porous current collector and a suspension of an active material and a conductive material disposed in a non-aqueous liquid electrolyte. The porous current collector is at least partially disposed within the suspension such that the suspension substantially encapsulates the porous current collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: 24M Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yet-Ming Chiang, William Craig Carter, James C. Cross, III, Ricardo Bazzarella, Naoki Ota
  • Patent number: 9812674
    Abstract: Electrochemical cells and methods of making electrochemical cells are described herein. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a multi-layer sheet for encasing an electrode material for an electrochemical cell. The multi-layer sheet including an outer layer, an intermediate layer that includes a conductive substrate, and an inner layer disposed on a portion of the conductive substrate. The intermediate layer is disposed between the outer layer and the inner layer. The inner layer defines an opening through which a conductive region of the intermediate layer is exposed such that the electrode material can be electrically connected to the conductive region. Thus, the intermediate layer can serve as a current collector for the electrochemical cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: 24M Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ricardo Bazzarella, Alexander H. Slocum, Tristan Doherty, James C. Cross, III
  • Publication number: 20170162863
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein generally relate to semi-solid suspensions, and more particularly to systems and methods for preparing semi-solid suspensions for use as electrodes in electrochemical devices such as, for example batteries. In some embodiments, a method for preparing a semi-solid electrode includes combining a quantity of an active material with a quantity of an electrolyte to form an intermediate material. The intermediate material is then combined with a conductive additive to form an electrode material. The electrode material is mixed to form a suspension having a mixing index of at least about 0.80 and is then formed into a semi-solid electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Tristan DOHERTY, Pimpa LIMTHONGKUL, Asli BUTROS, Mihai DUDUTA, James C. CROSS, III
  • Publication number: 20170077464
    Abstract: Electrochemical cells and methods of making electrochemical cells are described herein. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a multi-layer sheet for encasing an electrode material for an electrochemical cell. The multi-layer sheet including an outer layer, an intermediate layer that includes a conductive substrate, and an inner layer disposed on a portion of the conductive substrate. The intermediate layer is disposed between the outer layer and the inner layer. The inner layer defines an opening through which a conductive region of the intermediate layer is exposed such that the electrode material can be electrically connected to the conductive region. Thus, the intermediate layer can serve as a current collector for the electrochemical cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Ricardo BAZZARELLA, Alexander H. SLOCUM, Tristan DOHERTY, James C. CROSS, III
  • Patent number: 9484569
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein generally relate to semi-solid suspensions, and more particularly to systems and methods for preparing semi-solid suspensions for use as electrodes in electrochemical devices such as, for example batteries. In some embodiments, a method for preparing a semi-solid electrode includes combining a quantity of an active material with a quantity of an electrolyte to form an intermediate material. The intermediate material is then combined with a conductive additive to form an electrode material. The electrode material is mixed to form a suspension having a mixing index of at least about 0.80 and is then formed into a semi-solid electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: 24M Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tristan Doherty, Pimpa Limthongkul, Asli Butros, Mihai Duduta, James C. Cross, III
  • Patent number: 9401501
    Abstract: Electrochemical cells and methods of making electrochemical cells are described herein. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a multi-layer sheet for encasing an electrode material for an electrochemical cell. The multi-layer sheet including an outer layer, an intermediate layer that includes a conductive substrate, and an inner layer disposed on a portion of the conductive substrate. The intermediate layer is disposed between the outer layer and the inner layer. The inner layer defines an opening through which a conductive region of the intermediate layer is exposed such that the electrode material can be electrically connected to the conductive region. Thus, the intermediate layer can serve as a current collector for the electrochemical cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: 24M Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ricardo Bazzarella, Alexander H. Slocum, Tristan Doherty, James C. Cross, III
  • Publication number: 20160190544
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an electrochemical cell includes transferring an anode semi-solid suspension to an anode compartment defined at least in part by an anode current collector and an separator spaced apart from the anode collector. The method also includes transferring a cathode semi-solid suspension to a cathode compartment defined at least in part by a cathode current collector and the separator spaced apart from the cathode collector. The transferring of the anode semi-solid suspension to the anode compartment and the cathode semi-solid to the cathode compartment is such that a difference between a minimum distance and a maximum distance between the anode current collector and the separator is maintained within a predetermined tolerance. The method includes sealing the anode compartment and the cathode compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Alexander H. SLOCUM, Tristan DOHERTY, Ricardo BAZZARELLA, James C. CROSS, III, Pimpa LIMTHONGKUL, Mihai DUDUTA, Jeffry DISKO, Allen YANG, Throop WILDER, William Craig CARTER, Yet-Ming CHIANG
  • Publication number: 20160007629
    Abstract: High-protein crisp products and methods of making these products are provided. The products are made from a mixture of ingredients, including a hydrolyzed soy protein isolate and a source of a Group I or Group II metal (e.g., CaCO3). The mixture preferably further comprises a filler (e.g., a starch) and water. The blended dry ingredients are preferably first introduced into a preconditioner, after which they are passed through an extruder barrel to yield an extrudate that expands upon exiting the extruder outlet to form the crisp rice-like product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Klinton E. Egelhoff, Shashi Ramaiah, James C. Cross, Homer N. Showman, JR.
  • Patent number: 9203092
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an electrochemical cell includes transferring an anode semi-solid suspension to an anode compartment defined at least in part by an anode current collector and an separator spaced apart from the anode collector. The method also includes transferring a cathode semi-solid suspension to a cathode compartment defined at least in part by a cathode current collector and the separator spaced apart from the cathode collector. The transferring of the anode semi-solid suspension to the anode compartment and the cathode semi-solid to the cathode compartment is such that a difference between a minimum distance and a maximum distance between the anode current collector and the separator is maintained within a predetermined tolerance. The method includes sealing the anode compartment and the cathode compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: 24M Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Slocum, Tristan Doherty, Ricardo Bazzarella, James C. Cross, III, Pimpa Limthongkul, Mihai Duduta, Jeffry Disko, Allen Yang, Throop Wilder, William Craig Carter, Yet-Ming Chiang
  • Patent number: 9178200
    Abstract: Electrochemical cells and methods of making electrochemical cells are described herein. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a multi-layer sheet for encasing an electrode material for an electrochemical cell. The multi-layer sheet including an outer layer, an intermediate layer that includes a conductive substrate, and an inner layer disposed on a portion of the conductive substrate. The intermediate layer is disposed between the outer layer and the inner layer. The inner layer defines an opening through which a conductive region of the intermediate layer is exposed such that the electrode material can be electrically connected to the conductive region. Thus, the intermediate layer can serve as a current collector for the electrochemical cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: 24M Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ricardo Bazzarella, Alexander H. Slocum, Tristan Doherty, James C. Cross, III
  • Patent number: 9089153
    Abstract: New coated food products are provided. The products comprise a center food piece such as a nutmeat or cereal piece, and a coating surrounding the center food piece. The coating can be flavored with flavorings such as cheese, chocolate, or fruit. The coating comprises a substantially homogeneous mixture of a fat-based composition and a particulate material, which results in a stable coating that can tolerate higher temperatures when compared to prior art products while also having 50% or less of the fat content of prior art coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Kerry Group Services International, Ltd.
    Inventors: James C. Cross, Federico T. Corcoro, Jr., Anke E. Golde, Sengngeune Katthaname
  • Publication number: 20150171406
    Abstract: Electrochemical cells and methods of making electrochemical cells are described herein. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a multi-layer sheet for encasing an electrode material for an electrochemical cell. The multi-layer sheet including an outer layer, an intermediate layer that includes a conductive substrate, and an inner layer disposed on a portion of the conductive substrate. The intermediate layer is disposed between the outer layer and the inner layer. The inner layer defines an opening through which a conductive region of the intermediate layer is exposed such that the electrode material can be electrically connected to the conductive region. Thus, the intermediate layer can serve as a current collector for the electrochemical cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Ricardo Bazzarella, Alexander H. Slocum, Tristan Doherty, James C. Cross, III
  • Patent number: 9005835
    Abstract: This disclosure related to polymer electrolyte member fuel cells and components thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Nuvera Fuel Cells, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott C. Blanchet, Amedeo Conti, James C. Cross, III
  • Publication number: 20130337319
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein generally relate to semi-solid suspensions, and more particularly to systems and methods for preparing semi-solid suspensions for use as electrodes in electrochemical devices such as, for example batteries. In some embodiments, a method for preparing a semi-solid electrode includes combining a quantity of an active material with a quantity of an electrolyte to form an intermediate material. The intermediate material is then combined with a conductive additive to form an electrode material. The electrode material is mixed to form a suspension having a mixing index of at least about 0.80 and is then formed into a semi-solid electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: 24M TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Tristan Doherty, Pimpa Limthongkul, Asli Butros, Mihai Duduta, James C. Cross, III
  • Publication number: 20130309547
    Abstract: Electrochemical cells and methods of making electrochemical cells are described herein. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a multi-layer sheet for encasing an electrode material for an electrochemical cell. The multi-layer sheet including an outer layer, an intermediate layer that includes a conductive substrate, and an inner layer disposed on a portion of the conductive substrate. The intermediate layer is disposed between the outer layer and the inner layer. The inner layer defines an opening through which a conductive region of the intermediate layer is exposed such that the electrode material can be electrically connected to the conductive region. Thus, the intermediate layer can serve as a current collector for the electrochemical cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: 24M TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ricardo Bazzarella, Alexander H. Slocum, Tristan Doherty, James C. Cross, III
  • Patent number: 8580327
    Abstract: New coated food products are provided. The products comprise a center food piece such as a nutmeat or cereal piece, and a coating surrounding the center food piece. The coating can be flavored with flavorings such as cheese, chocolate, or fruit. The coating comprises a substantially homogeneous mixture of a fat-based composition and a particulate material, which results in a stable coating that can tolerate higher temperatures when compared to prior art products while also having 50% or less of the fat content of prior art coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Kerry Group Services International, Ltd.
    Inventors: James C. Cross, Federico T. Corcoro, Jr., Anke E. Golde, Sengngeune Katthaname
  • Publication number: 20130065122
    Abstract: An electrochemical cell includes an anode, a semi-solid cathode, and a separator disposed therebetween. The semi-solid cathode includes a porous current collector and a suspension of an active material and a conductive material disposed in a non-aqueous liquid electrolyte. The porous current collector is at least partially disposed within the suspension such that the suspension substantially encapsulates the porous current collector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: 24M Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yet-Ming Chiang, William Craig Carter, James C. Cross, III, Ricardo Bazzarella, Naoki Ota
  • Publication number: 20130055559
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an electrochemical cell includes transferring an anode semi-solid suspension to an anode compartment defined at least in part by an anode current collector and an separator spaced apart from the anode collector. The method also includes transferring a cathode semi-solid suspension to a cathode compartment defined at least in part by a cathode current collector and the separator spaced apart from the cathode collector. The transferring of the anode semi-solid suspension to the anode compartment and the cathode semi-solid to the cathode compartment is such that a difference between a minimum distance and a maximum distance between the anode current collector and the separator is maintained within a predetermined tolerance. The method includes sealing the anode compartment and the cathode compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: 24M Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Slocum, Tristan Doherty, Ricardo Bazzarella, James C. Cross, III, Pimpa Limthongkul, Mihai Duduta, Jeffry Disko, Allen Yang, Throop Wilder, William Craig Carter, Yet-Ming Chiang