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).

  • Patent number: 10147950
    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 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Group 14 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Avery Sakshaug, Henry R. Costantino, Aaron M. Feaver, Leah A. Thompkins, Katharine Geramita, Benjamin E. Kron, Sarah Fredrick, Farshid Afkhami, Adam Strong
  • Publication number: 20180331356
    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: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Aaron M. Feaver, Leah A. Thompkins, Katharine Geramita, Benjamin E. Kron, Avery J. Sakshaug, Sarah Fredrick, Henry R. Costantino, Chad Goodwin, Christopher Timmons
  • Publication number: 20180294484
    Abstract: Carbon materials having low gassing properties and electrodes and electrical energy storage devices, especially lead-acid batteries, comprising the same are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: ENERG2 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Sarah Fredrick, Avery J. Sakshaug, Benjamin E. Kron, Dion Hubble, Henry R. Costantino, Aaron M. Feaver, Leah A. Thompkins, Virginia Katherine Alspaugh, Phil Hamilton, Katharine Geramita, Cory Mekelburg, Frank Reuter, Jacob Ebenstein Grose, Rebekka Von Benten
  • Publication number: 20170316888
    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: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicants: 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
  • Patent number: 9714172
    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: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    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: 20170170477
    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 26, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Avery Sakshaug, Henry R. Costantino, Aaron M. Feaver, Leah A. Thompkins, Katharine Geramita, Benjamin E. Kron, Sarah Fredrick, Farshid Afkami, Adam Strong
  • Publication number: 20170152340
    Abstract: The present application is directed to methods for preparation of carbon materials. 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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Katharine Geramita, Benjamin E. Kron, Henry R. Costantino, Aaron M. Feaver, Avery Sakshaug, Leah A. Thompkins, Alan Tzu-Yang Chang
  • Publication number: 20170029281
    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: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin E. Kron, Katharine Geramita, Henry R. Costantino, Joseph Frank Ludvik, Xing Dong, Shahid P. Qureshi, Gerald A. Knazek
  • Publication number: 20160344030
    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: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Avery Sakshaug, Benjamin E. Kron, Leah A. Thompkins, Katharine Geramita, Aaron McAdie, Henry R. Costantino, Aaron M. Feaver
  • Patent number: 9464162
    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: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    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
  • Patent number: 9409777
    Abstract: The present application is directed to methods for preparation of carbon materials. 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Katharine Geramita, Benjamin Kron, Henry R. Costantino, Aaron M. Feaver, Avery J. Sakshaug, Leah A. Thompkins, Alan Tzu-Yang Chang
  • Patent number: 9260314
    Abstract: Methods are provided for producing a composition comprising carbonates, wherein the methods comprise utilizing waste sources of metal oxides. An aqueous solution of divalent cations, some or all of which are derived from a waste source of metal oxides, may be contacted with CO2 and subjected to precipitation conditions to provide compositions comprising carbonates. In some embodiments, a combustion ash is the waste source of metal oxides for the aqueous solution containing divalent cations. In some embodiments, a combustion ash is used to provide a source of proton-removing agents, divalent cations, silica, metal oxides, or other desired constituents or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Calera Corporation
    Inventors: Brent Constantz, Paulo J. M. Monteiro, Sidney Omelon, Miguel Fernandez, Kasra Farsad, Katharine Geramita, Karin Yaccato
  • Publication number: 20160039970
    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: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Applicants: Energ2 Technologies, Inc., Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin E. Kron, Katharine Geramita, Henry R. Costantino, Joseph Frank Ludvik, Xing Dong, Shahid P. Qureshi, Gerald A. Knazek
  • Publication number: 20150321920
    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: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicants: ENERG2 TECHNOLOGIES, INC., GEORGIA-PACIFIC CHEMICALS LLC
    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: 20150283534
    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: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Henry R. Costantino, Alan Tzu-Yang Chang, Chad Goodwin, Cory Mekelburg, Liam Cover, Benjamin E. Kron, Katharine Geramita, Aaron M. Feaver
  • Publication number: 20140272592
    Abstract: The present application is generally directed to composites comprising a hard carbon material and an electrochemical modifier. The composite materials find utility in any number of electrical devices, for example, in lithium ion batteries. Methods for making the disclosed composite materials are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Leah A. Thompkins, Avery J. Sakshaug, Katharine Geramita, Aaron M. Feaver, Henry R. Costantino, Benjamin E. Kron, Aaron McAdie
  • Publication number: 20130280601
    Abstract: The present application is directed to methods for preparation of carbon materials. 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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Katharine Geramita, Benjamin Kron, Henry R. Costantino, Aaron M. Feaver, Avery J. Sakshaug, Leah A. Thompkins, Alan Tzu-Yang Chang
  • Publication number: 20130243674
    Abstract: Methods are provided for producing a composition comprising carbonates, wherein the methods comprise utilizing waste sources of metal oxides. An aqueous solution of divalent cations, some or all of which are derived from a waste source of metal oxides, may be contacted with CO2 and subjected to precipitation conditions to provide compositions comprising carbonates. In some embodiments, a combustion ash is the waste source of metal oxides for the aqueous solution containing divalent cations. In some embodiments, a combustion ash is used to provide a source of proton-removing agents, divalent cations, silica, metal oxides, or other desired constituents or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: CALERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brent Constantz, Paulo J. M. Monteiro, Sidney Omelon, Miguel Fernandez, Kasra Farsad, Katharine Geramita, Karin Yaccato
  • Publication number: 20130004841
    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: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: EnerG2 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Leah A. Thompkins, Aaron M. Feaver, Henry R. Costantino, Alan Tzu-Yang Chang, Katharine Geramita, Avery Sakshaug
  • Publication number: 20120145047
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions and methods including hydraulic cement, supplementary cementitious material, and/or self-cementing material. Methods for making the compositions and using the compositions are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: Brent R. Constantz, Kasra Farsad, Chris Camire, Joshua Patterson, Miguel Fernandez, Karin Yaccato, Ryan Thatcher, John Stagnaro, Irvin Chen, Sidney Omelon, Keith Hodson, Laurence Clodic, Katharine Geramita, Terence C. Holland