Patents by Inventor Katharine Geramita

Katharine Geramita 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).

  • Publication number: 20210057736
    Abstract: Composites of porous nano-featured silicon and various materials, such as carbon, are provided. The composites find utility in various applications, such as electrical energy storage electrodes and devices comprising the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Aaron M. FEAVER, Leah A. THOMPKINS, Katharine GERAMITA, Benjamin E. KRON, Avery J. SAKSHAUG, Sarah FREDRICK, Henry R. COSTANTINO, Chad GOODWIN, Christopher TIMMONS, Farshid AFKHAMI, Adam STRONG
  • Patent number: 10923722
    Abstract: Composites of silicon and various porous scaffold materials, such as carbon material comprising micro-, meso- and/or macropores, and methods for manufacturing the same are provided. The compositions find utility in various applications, including electrical energy storage electrodes and devices comprising the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: GROUP14 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Avery J. Sakshaug, Henry R. Costantino, Aaron M. Feaver, Leah A. Thompkins, Katharine Geramita, Benjamin E. Kron, Sarah Fredrick, Farshid Afkhami, Adam Strong
  • Publication number: 20200365896
    Abstract: Composites of silicon and various porous scaffold materials, such as carbon material comprising micro-, meso- and/or macropores, and methods for manufacturing the same are provided. The compositions find utility in various applications, including electrical energy storage electrodes and devices comprising the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Avery J. Sakshaug, Henry R. Costantino, Aaron M. Feaver, Leah A. Thompkins, Katharine Geramita, Benjamin E. Kron, Sarah Fredrick, Farshid Afkhami, Adam Strong
  • Patent number: 10814304
    Abstract: The present application is generally directed to gas storage materials such as activated carbon comprising enhanced gas adsorption properties. The gas storage materials find utility in any number of gas storage applications. Methods for making the gas storage materials are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Group14 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry R. Costantino, Alan Tzu-Yang Chang, Chad Goodwin, Cory Mekelburg, Liam Cover, Benjamin E. Kron, Katharine Geramita, Aaron M. Feaver, Leah A. Thompkins
  • Patent number: 10784512
    Abstract: Composites of silicon and various porous scaffold materials, such as carbon material comprising micro-, meso- and/or macropores, and methods for manufacturing the same are provided. The compositions find utility in various applications, including electrical energy storage electrodes and devices comprising the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Group14 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Avery J. Sakshaug, Henry R. Costantino, Aaron M. Feaver, Leah A. Thompkins, Katharine Geramita, Benjamin E. Kron, Sarah Fredrick, Farshid Afkhami, Adam Strong
  • Publication number: 20200280070
    Abstract: The present application is directed to hard carbon materials. The hard carbon materials find utility in any number of electrical devices, for example, in lithium ion batteries. Methods for making the disclosed carbon materials are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Avery J. Sakshaug, Benjamin E. Kron, Leah A. Thompkins, Katharine Geramita, Aaron McAdie, Henry R. Costantino, Aaron M. Feaver
  • Patent number: 10763501
    Abstract: Porous silicon and methods for preparation and use of the same are disclosed. The porous silicon materials have utility either alone or in combination with other materials, for example, combined with carbon particles for energy storage applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Group14 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron M. Feaver, Leah A. Thompkins, Katharine Geramita, Benjamin E. Kron, Avery J. Sakshaug, Sarah Fredrick, Henry R. Costantino, Chad Goodwin, Christopher Timmons, Farshid Afkhami, Adam Strong
  • Patent number: 10756347
    Abstract: Composites of silicon and various porous scaffold materials, such as carbon material comprising micro-, meso- and/or macropores, and methods for manufacturing the same are provided. The compositions find utility in various applications, including electrical energy storage electrodes and devices comprising the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Group14 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Avery J. Sakshaug, Henry R. Costantino, Aaron M. Feaver, Leah A. Thompkins, Katharine Geramita, Benjamin E. Kron, Sarah Fredrick, Farshid Afkhami, Adam Strong
  • Publication number: 20200259181
    Abstract: The present application is directed to blends comprising a plurality of carbon particles and a plurality of lead particles. The blends find utility in any number of electrical devices, for example, in lead acid batteries. Methods for making and using the blends are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Leah A. THOMPKINS, Aaron M. FEAVER, Henry R. COSTANTINO, Alan Tzu-Yang CHANG, Katharine GERAMITA, Avery SAKSHAUG, Matthew J. MAROON
  • Patent number: 10654722
    Abstract: Methods for making carbon materials are provided. In at least one specific embodiment, the method can include combining one or more polymer precursors with one or more liquids to produce a mixture. The mixture can be an emulsion, dispersion, or a suspension. The liquid can include hexane, pentane, cyclopentane, benzene, toluene, o-xylene, m-xylene, p-xylene, diethyl ether, ethylmethylketone, dichloromethane, tetrahydrofuran, mineral oils, paraffin oils, vegetable derived oils, or any mixture thereof. The method can also include aging the mixture at a temperature and time sufficient for the polymer precursor to react and form polymer gel particles having a volume average particle size (Dv,50) of the polymer particles in gel form greater than or equal to 1 mm. The method can also include heating the polymer gel particles to produce a carbon material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC, Energ2 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Katharine Geramita, Benjamin E. Kron, Henry R. Costantino, Aaron M. Feaver, Avery Sakshaug, Leah A. Thompkins, Alan Tzu-Yang Chang, Xing Dong, Shahid P. Qureshi, John B. Hines, Gerald A. Knazek, Joseph Frank Ludvik
  • Publication number: 20200152983
    Abstract: Composites of silicon and various porous scaffold materials, such as carbon material comprising micro-, meso- and/or macropores, and methods for manufacturing the same are provided. The compositions find utility in various applications, including electrical energy storage electrodes and devices comprising the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Avery J. Sakshaug, Henry R. Costantino, Aaron M. Feaver, Leah A. Thompkins, Katharine Geramita, Benjamin E. Kron, Sarah Fredrick, Farshid Afkhami, Adam Strong
  • Patent number: 10608254
    Abstract: Composites of silicon and various porous scaffold materials, such as carbon material comprising micro-, meso- and/or macropores, and methods for manufacturing the same are provided. The compositions find utility in various applications, including electrical energy storage electrodes and devices comprising the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: GROUP14 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Avery J. Sakshaug, Henry R. Costantino, Aaron M. Feaver, Leah A. Thompkins, Katharine Geramita, Benjamin E. Kron, Sarah Fredrick, Farshid Afkhami, Adam Strong
  • Publication number: 20200075954
    Abstract: Composites of silicon and various porous scaffold materials, such as carbon material comprising micro-, meso- and/or macropores, and methods for manufacturing the same are provided. The compositions find utility in various applications, including electrical energy storage electrodes and devices comprising the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Avery J. Sakshaug, Henry R. Costantino, Aaron M. Feaver, Leah A. Thompkins, Katharine Geramita, Benjamin E. Kron, Sarah Fredrick, Farshid Afkhami, Adam Strong
  • Patent number: 10522836
    Abstract: The present application is directed to blends comprising a plurality of carbon particles and a plurality of lead particles. The blends find utility in any number of electrical devices, for example, in lead acid batteries. Methods for making and using the blends are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Leah A. Thompkins, Aaron M. Feaver, Henry R. Costantino, Alan Tzu-Yang Chang, Katharine Geramita, Avery Sakshaug, Matthew J. Maroon
  • Publication number: 20190358607
    Abstract: The present application is generally directed to gas storage materials such as activated carbon comprising enhanced gas adsorption properties. The gas storage materials find utility in any number of gas storage applications. Methods for making the gas storage materials are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Henry R. Costantino, Alan Tzu-Yang Chang, Chad Goodwin, Cory Mekelburg, Liam Cover, Benjamin E. Kron, Katharine Geramita, Aaron M. Feaver, Leah A. Thompkins
  • Publication number: 20190280298
    Abstract: Composites of silicon and various porous scaffold materials, such as carbon material comprising micro-, meso- and/or macropores, and methods for manufacturing the same are provided. The compositions find utility in various applications, including electrical energy storage electrodes and devices comprising the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Avery J. Sakshaug, Henry R. Costantino, Aaron M. Feaver, Leah A. Thompkins, Katharine Geramita, Benjamin E. Kron, Sarah Fredrick, Farshid Afkhami, Adam Strong
  • Patent number: 10273328
    Abstract: The present application is directed to methods for preparation of polymer particles in gel form and carbon materials made therefrom. The carbon materials comprise enhanced electrochemical properties and find utility in any number of electrical devices, for example, as electrode material in ultracapacitors or batteries. The methods herein can also be employed generally to improve emulsion and/or suspension polymerization processes by improved control of diffusion of acidic and basic species between the polymer and secondary phases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignees: Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC, Energ2 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin E. Kron, Katharine Geramita, Henry R. Costantino, Joseph Frank Ludvik, Xing Dong, Shahid P. Qureshi, Gerald A. Knazek
  • Publication number: 20190097222
    Abstract: Composites of porous nano-featured silicon and various materials, such as carbon, are provided. The composites find utility in various applications, such as electrical energy storage electrodes and devices comprising the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Aaron M. Feaver, Leah A. Thompkins, Katharine Geramita, Benjamin E. Kron, Avery J. Sakshaug, Sarah Fredrick, Henry R. Costantino, Chad Goodwin, Christopher Timmons, Farshid Afkhami, Adam Strong
  • Patent number: 10195583
    Abstract: The present application is generally directed to gas storage materials such as activated carbon comprising enhanced gas adsorption properties. The gas storage materials find utility in any number of gas storage applications. Methods for making the gas storage materials are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Group 14 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry R. Costantino, Alan Tzu-Yang Chang, Chad Goodwin, Cory Mekelburg, Liam Cover, Benjamin E. Kron, Katharine Geramita, Aaron M. Feaver, Leah A. Thompkins
  • Patent number: 10173900
    Abstract: The present application is directed to methods for preparation of polymer particles in gel form and carbon materials made therefrom. The carbon materials can have enhanced electrochemical properties and find utility in any number of electrical devices, for example, as electrode material in ultracapacitors or batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC
    Inventors: Joseph F. Ludvik, Xing Dong, Shahid P. Qureshi, John B. Hines, Gerald Knazek, Renette E. Richard, Katharine Geramita, Benjamin E. Kron, Henry R. Costantino, Aaron M. Feaver, Avery Sakshaug, Leah A. Thompkins, Alan Tzu-Yang Chang