Patents by Inventor James W. Evans

James W. Evans 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: 10297862
    Abstract: An electrochemical cell includes solid-state, printable anode layer, cathode layer and non-aqueous gel electrolyte layer coupled to the anode layer and cathode layer. The electrolyte layer provides physical separation between the anode layer and the cathode layer, and comprises a composition configured to provide ionic communication between the anode layer and cathode layer by facilitating transmission of multivalent ions between the anode layer and the cathode layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignees: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IMPRINT ENERGY, INC.
    Inventors: Paul K. Wright, James W. Evans, Christine Ho
  • Publication number: 20180349810
    Abstract: A project management system comprising a first, second, third, fourth and fifth processing sequences embodied in a computer readable medium. The first processing sequence is operable to provide a user interface to display a plurality of alert indicia corresponding to a plurality of alert status of a plurality of project requirements. The second processing sequence is operable to convert an incomplete requirement to a complete requirement upon completion of a task corresponding to the incomplete requirement. The third processing sequence is operable to determine the alert status of the requirements of the plurality of projects based on a time difference between a current date and a target date corresponding to each requirement. The fourth and fifth processing sequences are operable override the alert status based on user selections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Roger L. Correll, Steven D. Lawyer, Thomas R. O'Brien, James W. Evans, II, Denise Wittmer, Karen B Hixson
  • Publication number: 20180226680
    Abstract: An electrochemical cell includes solid-state, printable anode layer, cathode layer and non-aqueous gel electrolyte layer coupled to the anode layer and cathode layer. The electrolyte layer provides physical separation between the anode layer and the cathode layer, and comprises a composition configured to provide ionic communication between the anode layer and cathode layer by facilitating transmission of multivalent ions between the anode layer and the cathode layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicants: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IMPRINT ENERGY, INC.
    Inventors: Paul K. Wright, James W. Evans, Christine Ho
  • Patent number: 10037498
    Abstract: A project management system comprising a first, second, third, fourth and fifth processing sequences embodied in a computer readable medium. The first processing sequence is operable to provide a user interface to display a plurality of alert indicia corresponding to a plurality of alert status of a plurality of project requirements. The second processing sequence is operable to convert an incomplete requirement to a complete requirement upon completion of a task corresponding to the incomplete requirement. The third processing sequence is operable to determine the alert status of the requirements of the plurality of projects based on a time difference between a current date and a target date corresponding to each requirement. The fourth and fifth processing sequences are operable override the alert status based on user selections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Roger L. Correll, Steven D. Lawyer, Thomas R. O'Brien, James W. Evans, II, M. Denise Wittmer, Karen B. Hixson
  • Patent number: 9742030
    Abstract: An electrochemical cell includes solid-state, printable anode layer, cathode layer and non-aqueous gel electrolyte layer coupled to the anode layer and cathode layer. The electrolyte layer provides physical separation between the anode layer and the cathode layer, and comprises a composition configured to provide ionic communication between the anode layer and cathode layer by facilitating transmission of multivalent ions between the anode layer and the cathode layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignees: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IMPRINT ENERGY, INC.
    Inventors: Paul K. Wright, James W. Evans, Christine Ho
  • Publication number: 20160344062
    Abstract: An electrochemical cell includes solid-state, printable anode layer, cathode layer and non-aqueous gel electrolyte layer coupled to the anode layer and cathode layer. The electrolyte layer provides physical separation between the anode layer and the cathode layer, and comprises a composition configured to provide ionic communication between the anode layer and cathode layer by facilitating transmission of multivalent ions between the anode layer and the cathode layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicants: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IMPRINT ENERGY, INC.
    Inventors: Paul K. Wright, James W. Evans, Christine Ho
  • Publication number: 20160172570
    Abstract: A p-type thermoelectric composite and composite slurries for printing low cost and scalable thermoelectric generator (TEG) devices is presented. The mechanically alloyed Bi0.5Sb1.5Te3 p-type composite may be enhanced with a ZT additive and a polymer binder. An additive of 2 wt. % to 10 wt. % Tellurium to the composite increased the Seebeck coefficient by approximately 50%. Epoxy is a suitable polymer binder that provides good adhesion strength with minimal curing shrinkage and high mass loading of active filler particles. Different n-type thermoelectric compositions can be used in conjunction with the p-type compositions. Devices with mechanically alloyed Bi0.5Sb1.5Te3 p-type composites doped with 8 wt. % Te on a flexible wired substrate and n-type Bi-epoxy elements were demonstrated. Potential uses of the devices include power sources for ultra low power needs such as wireless sensor network devices, Peltiers, and thermoelectric coolers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Paul K. Wright, James W. Evans, Deepa Madan, Alic Chen
  • Patent number: 9368283
    Abstract: An electrochemical cell includes solid-state, printable anode layer, cathode layer and non-aqueous gel electrolyte layer coupled to the anode layer and cathode layer. The electrolyte layer provides physical separation between the anode layer and the cathode layer, and comprises a composition configured to provide ionic communication between the anode layer and cathode layer by facilitating transmission of multivalent ions between the anode layer and the cathode layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignees: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IMPRINT ENERGY, INC.
    Inventors: Paul K. Wright, James W. Evans, Christine Ho
  • Patent number: 9076589
    Abstract: An electrochemical cell includes solid-state, printable anode layer, cathode layer and non-aqueous gel electrolyte layer coupled to the anode layer and cathode layer. The electrolyte layer provides physical separation between the anode layer and the cathode layer, and comprises a composition configured to provide ionic communication between the anode layer and cathode layer by facilitating transmission of multivalent ions between the anode layer and the cathode layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignees: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IMPRINT ENERGY, INC.
    Inventors: Paul K. Wright, James W. Evans, Christine Ho
  • Publication number: 20140059820
    Abstract: An electrochemical cell includes solid-state, printable anode layer, cathode layer and non-aqueous gel electrolyte layer coupled to the anode layer and cathode layer. The electrolyte layer provides physical separation between the anode layer and the cathode layer, and comprises a composition configured to provide ionic communication between the anode layer and cathode layer by facilitating transmission of multivalent ions between the anode layer and the cathode layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicants: IMPRINT ENERGY, INC., THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Paul K. Wright, James W. Evans, Christine Ho
  • Publication number: 20130280579
    Abstract: An electrochemical cell includes solid-state, printable anode layer, cathode layer and non-aqueous gel electrolyte layer coupled to the anode layer and cathode layer. The electrolyte layer provides physical separation between the anode layer and the cathode layer, and comprises a composition configured to provide ionic communication between the anode layer and cathode layer by facilitating transmission of multivalent ions between the anode layer and the cathode layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Paul K. Wright, James W. Evans, Christine Ho
  • Patent number: 8156050
    Abstract: A project management system comprising a first, second, third, fourth and fifth processing sequences embodied in a computer readable medium. The first processing sequence is operable to provide a user interface to display a plurality of alert indicia corresponding to a plurality of alert status of a plurality of project requirements. The second processing sequence is operable to convert an incomplete requirement to a complete requirement upon completion of a task corresponding to the incomplete requirement. The third processing sequence is operable to determine the alert status of the requirements of the plurality of projects based on a time difference between a current date and a target date corresponding to each requirement. The fourth and fifth processing sequences are operable override the alert status based on user selections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Roger L. Correll, Steven D. Lawyer, Thomas R. O'Brien, James W. Evans, II, M. Denise Wittmer, Karen B. Hixson
  • Publication number: 20100306011
    Abstract: A project management system comprising a first, second, third, fourth and fifth processing sequences embodied in a computer readable medium. The first processing sequence is operable to provide a user interface to display a plurality of alert indicia corresponding to a plurality of alert status of a plurality of project requirements. The second processing sequence is operable to convert an incomplete requirement to a complete requirement upon completion of a task corresponding to the incomplete requirement. The third processing sequence is operable to determine the alert status of the requirements of the plurality of projects based on a time difference between a current date and a target date corresponding to each requirement. The fourth and fifth processing sequences are operable override the alert status based on user selections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventors: Roger L. Correll, Steven D. Lawyer, Thomas R. O'Brien, James W. Evans, II, M. Denise Wittmer, Karen B. Hixson
  • Publication number: 20100305987
    Abstract: A project management system comprising a first, second, third, fourth and fifth processing sequences embodied in a computer readable medium. The first processing sequence is operable to provide a user interface to display a plurality of alert indicia corresponding to a plurality of alert status of a plurality of project requirements. The second processing sequence is operable to convert an incomplete requirement to a complete requirement upon completion of a task corresponding to the incomplete requirement. The third processing sequence is operable to determine the alert status of the requirements of the plurality of projects based on a time difference between a current date and a target date corresponding to each requirement. The fourth and fifth processing sequences are operable override the alert status based on user selections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventors: Roger L. Correll, Steven D. Lawyer, Thomas R. O'Brien, James W. Evans, II, M. Denise Wittmer, Karen B. Hixson
  • Publication number: 20040225340
    Abstract: A device to irradiate a user's eyes comprising: a translucent shield in the form of glasses applied over a user's eyes, said shield blocking the portion of ambient light outside the blue-green color spectrum; a LED source of dim intensity colored light within the shield which irradiates the eye with diffused light; and means for oscillating the LED source to alert the user when to inhale and when to exhale, and/or meditate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2004
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Inventor: James W. Evans
  • Patent number: 6432292
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device and method for electrolytic deposition of metals on conducting particles. The conducting particles are completely immersed in a liquid and allowed to flow across a particle contacting surface of a cathode support. The particles flow across the surface and into a reservoir. Electrical contact is made between the negative pole of a DC power supply and the conducting particles. An anode mesh is placed above and parallel to the top face of the particle bed such that the mesh does not touch the particle bed but remains a controlled distance from it. The anode mesh is connected to the positive terminal of the DC power supply. A significant aspect of the present invention is that the device does not require a separator between the particle bed and the anode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: Metallic Power, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Pinto, Stuart Smedley, Jeffrey A. Colborn, James W. Evans
  • Publication number: 20020074232
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device and method for electrolytic deposition of metals on conducting particles. The conducting particles are completely immersed in a liquid and allowed to flow across a particle contacting surface of a cathode support. The particles flow across the surface and into a reservoir. Fresh particles can be introduced onto a first portion of the particle contacting surface, or the particles can be recirculated from the reservoir. The pellet flow field is of uniform or near uniform thickness. Electrical contact is made between the negative pole of a DC power supply and the conducting particles via the support surface, via conducting inserts passing through the support surface, or via other means. An anode mesh is placed above and parallel to the top face of the particle bed such that the mesh does not touch the particle bed but remains a controlled distance from it. The anode mesh is connected to the positive terminal of the dc power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2001
    Publication date: June 20, 2002
    Inventors: Martin Pinto, Stuart Smedley, Jeffrey A. Colborn, James W. Evans
  • Patent number: 5958210
    Abstract: Zinc metal is deposited from an alkali electrolyte solution onto conductive seed particles in an electrowinning process which yields unusually high current efficiency and low energy consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Stanley C. Siu, James W. Evans
  • Patent number: 5871660
    Abstract: Molten metal is fed to a caster in a continuous casting operation through a distributor that divides the molten metal into four streams flowing in circulating patterns from the central axis of the caster. Each stream sweeps first along the longer side wall of the caster toward the corner, then back along the shorter side wall toward the center line. The result is a higher degree of fragmentation of metal crystals as they form, and a better distribution of the fragments across the caster cross section, as well as a more even temperature distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1999
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Dong Xu, James W. Evans
  • Patent number: 5849427
    Abstract: A secondary zinc air cell, or another selected metal air cell, employing a spouted/packed metal particle bed and an air electrode. More specifically, two embodiments of a cell, one that is capable of being hydraulically recharged, and a second that is capable of being either hydraulically or electrically recharged. Additionally, each cell includes a sloped bottom portion to cause stirring of the electrolyte/metal particulate slurry when the cell is being hydraulically emptied and refilled during hydraulically recharging of the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1998
    Assignee: Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
    Inventors: Stanley C. Siu, James W. Evans