Patents by Inventor Jeremy Barker

Jeremy Barker 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: 10399863
    Abstract: The invention relates to doped nickelate-containing material with the general formula: Aa M1v M2w M3x M4y M5z O2-? wherein A comprises one or more alkali metals selected from sodium, lithium and potassium; M1 is nickel in oxidation state 2+, M2 comprises one or more metals in oxidation state 4+, M3 comprises one or more metals in oxidation state 2+, M4 comprises one or more metals in oxidation state 4+, and M5 comprises one or more metals in oxidation state 3+ wherein 0.4?a<0.9, 0<v<0.5, at least one of w and y is >0, x>0, z?0, 0???0.1, and wherein a, v, w, x, y and z are chosen to maintain electroneutrality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: FARADION LIMITED
    Inventors: Jeremy Barker, Richard Heap
  • Publication number: 20190254429
    Abstract: A concealed door hingedly-affixed to a concealed door frame adapted to resemble shelving and cabinets, the concealed door assembly simulated permanently-affixed shelving and cabinets, and comprising a playless hinge and various overlapping, double-stacked and interconnected components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventor: Jeremy Barker
  • Patent number: 10316561
    Abstract: A hinge assembly suppressing periodic motions and abrasive wear that supports an axial load and integrated a releasable hinge pin with retractable latch pins. The connector arms for the hinge assembly may include bearings, smooth outer surfaces, and tight fittings to help suppress the periodic motions and abrasive wear. Adjustable mounting apertures reduce stress on the hinge system. A hinge aperture for each member enables an axial load arm, such as thrust bearings, to pass through for reducing periodic movements during pivotal operation. A lock arm can also pass through the hinge apertures. The lock arm uses a locking pin to fasten the members together. A smooth outer surface inhibits abrasive wear and creates a smooth pivoting motion. Non-circular mounting apertures may enable adjustable mounting for reducing stress on the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Jeremy Barker
  • Publication number: 20190100441
    Abstract: The invention relates to electrodes comprising doped nickelate-containing compositions comprising a first component-type comprising one or more components with an 03 structure of the general formula: AaM1vM2wM3xM4yM5zO2 wherein A comprises one or more alkali metal selected from sodium, lithium and potassium M1 is nickel in oxidation state 2+, M2 comprises one or more metals in oxidation state 4+, M3 comprises one or more metals in oxidation state 2+, M4 comprises one or more metals in oxidation state 4+, and M5 comprises one or more metals in oxidation state 3+ wherein 0.855?a?1; 0<v<0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Ruth Sayers, Jeremy Barker, Richard Heap
  • Patent number: 10205168
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an electrode comprising one or more sodium-containing transition metal silicate compounds of the formula: AaM1bM2cXdOe wherein A comprises sodium or a mixture of sodium with lithium and/or potassium M1 comprises one or more transition metals, wherein M1 is capable of undergoing oxidation to a higher oxidation state, M2 comprises one or more non transition metals and/or metalloids, X comprises at least 40 mol % silicon, a is >0, b is >0 c is ?0, d is ?1, e is ?2, wherein the values of a, b, c, d, and e are selected to maintain the electroneutrality of the compound; and further wherein the one or more sodium-containing transition metal silicate compounds does not include Na2MnSiO4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignees: FARADION LIMITED, SHARP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeremy Barker, Emma Kendrick, Chaou Choak Tan, Joshua Charles Treacher
  • Patent number: 10196280
    Abstract: The invention relates to electrodes comprising doped nickelate-containing compositions comprising a first component-type comprising one or more components with an 03 structure of the general formula: AaM1V M2W M3X M4y M5Z O2 wherein A comprises one or more alkali metal selected from sodium, lithium and potassium; M1 is nickel in oxidation state 2+, M2 comprises one or more metals in oxidation state 4+, M3 comprises one or more metals in oxidation state 2+, M4 comprises one or more metals in oxidation state 4+, and M5 comprises one or more metals in oxidation state 3+ wherein 0.85?a?1; 0<v<0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Faradion Limited
    Inventors: Ruth Sayers, Jeremy Barker, Richard Heap
  • Publication number: 20190027746
    Abstract: The invention relates to electrodes that contain active materials of the formula: AaMbXxOy wherein A is one or more alkali metals selected from lithium, sodium and potassium; M is selected from one or more transition metals and/or one or more non-transition metals and/or one or more metalloids; X comprises one or more atoms selected from niobium, antimony, tellurium, tantalum, bismuth and selenium; and further wherein 0<a?6; b is in the range: 0<b?4; x is in the range 0<x?1 and y is in the range 2?y?10. Such electrodes are useful in, for example, sodium and/or lithium ion battery applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Jeremy Barker, Richard Heap
  • Patent number: 10170212
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel solid state process for the preparation of metal-containing compounds comprising the steps i) forming a reaction mixture comprising one or more metal-containing precursor compounds and optionally one or more non-metal-containing reactants, and ii) using one or more hypophosphite-containing materials as a reducing agent; wherein one or more of the hypophosphite-containing materials is used as an agent to reduce one or more of the metal-containing precursor compounds; and further wherein the process is performed in the absence of an oxidizing atmosphere. Materials made by such a process are useful, for example, as electrode materials in alkali metal-ion battery applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: FARADION LIMITED
    Inventors: Jeremy Barker, Richard Heap
  • Publication number: 20180363342
    Abstract: A hinge assembly suppressing periodic motions and abrasive wear that supports an axial load and integrated a releasable hinge pin with retractable latch pins. The connector arms for the hinge assembly may include bearings, smooth outer surfaces, and tight fittings to help suppress the periodic motions and abrasive wear. Adjustable mounting apertures reduce stress on the hinge system. A hinge aperture for each member enables an axial load arm, such as thrust bearings, to pass through for reducing periodic movements during pivotal operation. A lock arm can also pass through the hinge apertures. The lock arm uses a locking pin to fasten the members together. A smooth outer surface inhibits abrasive wear and creates a smooth pivoting motion. Non-circular mounting apertures may enable adjustable mounting for reducing stress on the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventor: Jeremy Barker
  • Patent number: 10115966
    Abstract: The invention relates to electrodes that contain active materials of the formula: AaMbXxOy wherein A is one or more alkali metals selected from lithium, sodium and potassium; M is selected from one or more transition metals and/or one or more non-transition metals and/or one or more metalloids; X comprises one or more atoms selected from niobium, antimony, tellurium, tantalum, bismuth and selenium; and further wherein 0<a?6; b is in the range: 0<b?4; x is in the range 0<x?1 and y is in the range 2?y?10. Such electrodes are useful in, for example, sodium and/or lithium ion battery applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: FARADION LTD
    Inventors: Jeremy Barker, Richard Heap
  • Publication number: 20180301696
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel material comprising X/hard carbon composite and to a process for their preparation, the process comprising the steps: a) forming a mixture comprising i) one or more hard carbon-starting materials, ii) one or more starting materials which comprise one or more of the component elements of X, and optionally iii) one or more secondary carbon-containing materials; and b) heating the resulting mixture at 100° C. to 1500° C. to yield the material comprising the X/hard carbon composite; wherein X comprises one or more component elements selected from antimony, tin, phosphorus, sulfur, boron, aluminium, gallium, indium, germanium, lead, arsenic, bismuth, titanium, molybdenum, selenium, tellurium, cobalt and nickel and wherein X is present in an amount of at least 5% by weight of the material comprising the X/hard carbon composite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Jeremy BARKER, Yang LIU
  • Patent number: 10050271
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel process for the preparation of metal-containing compounds comprising the steps of a) forming a mixture comprising i) elemental phosphorus and ii) one or more metal-containing precursor compounds, and b) heating the mixture to a temperature of at least 150° C. Materials made by such a process are useful, for example, as electrode materials in alkali metal-ion battery applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: FARADION LIMITED
    Inventors: Jeremy Barker, Richard Heap, Noel Roche
  • Patent number: 9917307
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel electrodes containing one or more active materials comprising: AaM1vM2wM3xM4YM5zO2?C(Formula 1) wherein A comprises either sodium or a mixed alkali metal in which sodium is the constituent; M1 is nickel in oxidation state less than or equal to 4+, M2 comprises a metal in oxidation state less than or equal to 4+, M3 comprises a metal in oxidation state 2+, M4 comprises a metal in oxidation state less than or equal to 4+, and M5 comprises a metal in oxidation state 3+ wherein 0?a?1 v>0 at least one of w and y is >0 x?0 z?0 c>0.1 where (a, v, w, x, y, z and c) are chosen to maintain electroneutrality. Such materials are useful, for example, as electrode materials in sodium-ion battery applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: FARADION LTD
    Inventors: Jeremy Barker, Richard Heap
  • Patent number: 9774035
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel materials of the formula: A1-?M1VM2WM3XM4YM5ZO2 wherein A is one or more alkali metals comprising sodium and/or potassium either alone or in a mixture with lithium as a minor constituent; M1 is nickel in oxidation state +2; M2 comprises a metal in oxidation state +4 selected from one or more of manganese, titanium and zirconium; M3 comprises a metal in oxidation state +2, selected from one or more of magnesium, calcium, copper, zinc and cobalt; M4 comprises a metal in oxidation state +4, selected from one or more of titanium, manganese and zirconium; M5 comprises a metal in oxidation state +3, selected from one or more of aluminum, iron, cobalt, molybdenum, chromium, vanadium, scandium and yttrium; wherein 0???0.1 V is in the range 0<V<0.5; W is in the range 0<W?0.5; X is in the range 0?X<0.5; Y is in the range 0?Y<0.5; Z is ?0; and further wherein V+W+X+Y+Z=1. Such materials are useful, for example, as electrode materials in sodium ion battery applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: FARADION LIMITED
    Inventors: Jeremy Barker, Richard Heap
  • Patent number: 9761863
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel materials of the formula: AuM1vM2wM3XM4yM5ZO2 wherein A comprises one or more alkali metals selected from lithium, sodium and potassium; M1 is nickel in oxidation state +2 M2 comprises a metal in oxidation state +4 selected from one or more of manganese, titanium and zirconium; M3 comprises a metal in oxidation state +2, selected from one or more of magnesium, calcium, copper, zinc and cobalt; M4 comprises a metal in oxidation state +4, selected from one or more of titanium, manganese and zirconium; M5 comprises a metal in oxidation state +3, selected from one or more of aluminum, iron, cobalt, molybdenum, chromium, vanadium, scandium and yttrium; further wherein U is in the range 1<U<2; V is in the range 0.25<V<1; W is in the range 0<W<0.75; X is in the range 0?X<0.5; Y is in the range 0?Y<0.5; Z is in the range 0?Z<0.5; and further wherein (U+V+W+X+Y+Z)?3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: FARADION LIMITED
    Inventors: Jeremy Barker, Richard Heap
  • Publication number: 20170237270
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for making sodium-ion cells, particularly sodium-ion cells which are capable of safe storage and/or transportation, comprising the steps: a) constructing a sodium-ion cell comprising a positive electrode, a negative electrode and an electrolyte, optionally performing one more charge/discharge operations on the sodium- ion cell; and b) treating the sodium-ion cell to ensure that it is in a state of charge of from 0% to 20%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: FARADION LIMITED
    Inventors: Jeremy Barker, Christopher John Wright
  • Publication number: 20170190595
    Abstract: The invention relates to electrodes comprising doped nickelate-containing compositions comprising a first component-type comprising one or more components with an 03 structure of the general formula: AaM1VM2WM3XM4yM5ZO2 wherein A comprises one or more alkali metal selected from sodium, lithium and potassium; M1 is nickel in oxidation state 2+, M2 comprises one or more metals in oxidation state 4+, M3 comprises one or more metals in oxidation state 2+, M4 comprises one or more metals in oxidation state 4+, and M5 comprises one or more metals in oxidation state 3+ wherein 0.85?a?1; 0<v<0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Ruth Sayers, Jeremy Barker, Richard Heap
  • Publication number: 20170174527
    Abstract: The invention relates to doped nickelate-containing material with the general formula: AaMv1Mw2Mx3My4Mz5O2-? wherein A comprises one or more alkali metals selected from sodium, lithium and potassium; M1 is nickel in oxidation state 2+, M2 comprises one or more metals in oxidation state 4+, M3 comprises one or more metals in oxidation state 2+, M4 comprises one or more metals in oxidation state 4+, and M5 comprises one or more metals in oxidation state 3+ wherein 0.4?a<0.9, 0<v<0.5, at least one of w and y is >0, x>0, z?0, 0???0.1, and wherein a, v, w, x, y and z are chosen to maintain electroneutrality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Jeremy Barker, Richard Heap
  • Publication number: 20170155150
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an electrode comprising one or more sodium-containing transition metal silicate compounds of the formula: AaM1bM2cXdOe wherein A comprises sodium or a mixture of sodium with lithium and/or potassium M1 comprises one or more transition metals, wherein M1 is capable of undergoing oxidation to a higher oxidation state, M2 comprises one or more non transition metals and/or metalloids, X comprises at least 40 mol % silicon, a is >0, b is >0 c is ?0, d is ?1, e is ?2, wherein the values of a, b, c, d, and e are selected to maintain the electroneutrality of the compound; and further wherein the one or more sodium-containing transition metal silicate compounds does not include Na2MnSiO4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Jeremy Barker, Emma Kendrick, Chaou Choak Tan, Joshua Charles Treacher
  • Patent number: 9608269
    Abstract: The invention relates to electrodes that contain active materials of the formula: NaaXbMcM?d(condensed polyanion)e(anion)f; where X is one or more of Na+, Li+ and K+; M is one or more transition metals; M? is one or more non-transition metals; and where a>b; c>0; d?0; e?1 and f?0. Such electrodes are useful in, for example, sodium ion battery applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: FARADION LTD.
    Inventor: Jeremy Barker