Patents by Inventor Mark Salomon

Mark Salomon 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: 20220299544
    Abstract: A nano-positioning system for fine and coarse nano-positioning including at least one actuator, wherein the at least one actuator includes a high Curie temperature material and wherein the nano-positioning system is configured to apply a voltage to the at least one actuator to generate fine and/or coarse motion by the at least one actuator. The nano-positioning system being a stand-alone system, a scanning probe microscope, or an attachment to an existing microscope configured to perform a method of creepless nano-positioning that includes positioning a probe relative to a first area of a substrate using coarse stepping and interacting with the first area of the substrate using fine motion after less than 60 seconds of the positioning the probe. The movement of the scanning probe microscope is actuated by a high Curie temperature piezoelectric material that limits and/or eliminates creep, hysteresis and aging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicants: National Research Council of Canada, The Governors of the University of Alberta
    Inventors: Robert A. Wolkow, Jason Pitters, Mark Salomons
  • Publication number: 20120121993
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are electrolyte formulations containing methoxybenzene (also known as anisole or phenoxymethane) for use in lithium-air semi-fuel cells. Lithium-air semi-fuel cells contain a metallic lithium anode and an air (oxygen) fuel cell type porous carbon cathode. The reaction product in the cathode is lithium oxide (Li2O) and/or lithium peroxide (Li2O2). This reaction product is sparingly soluble in common lithium-air cell solvents, and therefore the cathode pores become blocked over time, leading to cell end-of-life. Methoxybenzene is an organic solvent that demonstrates an increased solubility of Li2O, which minimizes the clogging of the cathode. Lithium-air semi-fuel cells with electrolytes containing methoxybenzene demonstrate higher discharge capacities per the same weight, than the cells having electrolytes without methoxybenzene. Higher energy density semi-fuel cells are thus achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: David Chua, Owen Crowther, Benjamin Meyer, Mark Salomon
  • Publication number: 20110177400
    Abstract: Advanced lithium-air cell with non-aqueous electrolyte solution is provided, having higher energy density over the prior art cells, due to protective oxygen selective permeable membrane placed over the cathode outer surface. Said membrane protects the cell from moisture and evaporation of said electrolyte, which substantially minimizes parasitic losses of lithium and increases the cell efficiency and safety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventors: David Chua, Arthur Driedger, Benjamin Meyer, Michael Morgan, Mark Salomon
  • Publication number: 20110177401
    Abstract: Advanced lithium-air semi-fuel cell with non-aqueous electrolyte solution is provided, having higher energy density over the prior art cells, due to its protective, oxygen selective, permeable membrane of PTFE coated fiberglass cloth, placed over the cathode outer surface. Said membrane is flexible and protects the cell from moisture and evaporation of said electrolyte, which substantially minimizes parasitic losses of lithium and increases the cell efficiency and safety. The membrane may also have a layer of air-permeable adhesive added, facing said cathode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventors: Owen Crowther, David Chua, William Eppley, Benjamin Meyer, Mark Salomon, Arthur Driedger, Michael Morgan
  • Patent number: 7842423
    Abstract: Lithium metal anode protection, and various semi-fuel cell constructions for use in deep, high pressure seawater or air media are provided. The described lithium semi-fuel cells achieve record high energy densities, due to the high energy density of lithium anode and the use of the cathode reactant from the surrounding media, which is not part of the cell weight, and the use of ultralight and flexible packaging materials. These features make the described semi-fuel cells the ideal choice for powering underwater and air vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: MaxPower, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian Kowalczyk, William Eppley, Mark Salomon, David Chua, Benjamin Meyer
  • Publication number: 20080102358
    Abstract: Lithium metal anode protection, and various semi-fuel cell constructions for use in deep, high pressure seawater or air media are provided. The described lithium semi-fuel cells achieve record high energy densities, due to the high energy density of lithium anode and the use of the cathode reactant from the surrounding media, which is not part of the cell weight, and the use of ultralight and flexible packaging materials. These features make the described semi-fuel cells the ideal choice for powering underwater and air vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Inventors: Ian Kowalczyk, William Eppley, Mark Salomon, David Chua, Benjamin Meyer
  • Publication number: 20070259234
    Abstract: A metal-air semi-fuel cell is provided, preferably based on lithium anode and a fuel cell type air/oxygen electrode immersed in an aqueous neutral, alkali or acid solution. The lithium anode is comprised of the active metal and one or more separators protecting the anode from reacting with an aqueous solution. The outermost layer on the lithium electrode is a solid-state lithium-ion conducting glass-ceramic which is impervious to and stable towards aqueous solutions. The cathode is comprised of an air or oxygen fuel cell type electrode in contact with the aqueous solution. The lithium anode of this invention also can be replaced by other electroactive metals which react with water and acids, bases and neutral solutions, such as metals from Groups 1 and 2 of the Periodic Table of Elements in addition to Zn, Mg, and Al.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2006
    Publication date: November 8, 2007
    Inventors: David Chua, Mark Salomon, Ian Kowalczyk
  • Patent number: 6047833
    Abstract: A display package has a base and transparent cover. The base has a flat surface with a retainer. The retainer receives and retains the base of a figurine. The display package allows for the attractive and secure way to display figurines at the point of purchase or by the ultimate purchaser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Assignee: K & R Spraycraft
    Inventor: Mark Salomon
  • Patent number: 4818647
    Abstract: A cathode is made for a rechargeable Li/Li.sub.x CoO.sub.2 cell using an aqueous cathode preparation. The Li/LiAsF.sub.6 -MA/Li.sub.x CoO.sub.2 system can deliver between 230-170 Wh/kg at current densities of 2-10mA/cm.sup.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1989
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Edward J. Plichta, Mark Salomon
  • Patent number: 4786499
    Abstract: An electrochemical cell is provided including lithium as the anode, non-stoichiometric V.sub.6 O.sub.13 as the cathode, and a solution of a lithium salt in a mixed organic solvent of a non-aqueous aprotic solvent and a dialkyl carbonate as the electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1988
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Steven M. Slane, Edward J. Plichta, Mark Salomon, Michelle C. Uchiyama
  • Patent number: 4751157
    Abstract: A cathode is provided for use in a lithium electrochemical cell wherein the athode includes a mix of a mixed metal-oxide prepared from V.sub.2 O.sub.5 and MoO.sub.3, conductive diluent, and aqueous based binder and wherein the mix is rolled onto a nickel screen and sintered under vacuum at about 280.degree. C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1988
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Michelle C. Uchiyama, Steven M. Slane, Mark Salomon
  • Patent number: 4751160
    Abstract: 1 to 2 mol dm.sup.-3 LiAsF.sub.6 in dimethylcarbonate or 1 to 2 mol dm.su3 LiAsF.sub.6 in dimethylcarbonate mixtures with methyl formate in which the mass percent of the dimethylcarbonate compound can vary from 25 mass percent to 100 mass percent is used as the electrolyte in a lithium rechargeable electrochemical cell.The cell also includes lithium as the anode and a lithium intercalating compound as the cathode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1988
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Edward J. Plichta, Steven M. Slane, Mark Salomon
  • Patent number: 4560630
    Abstract: A rechargeable lithium cell is provided comprising a lithium anode, a litm intercalating cathode, and an electrolyte comprising a solution of a lithium salt such as LiAsF.sub.6 or LiAlCl.sub.4 in 24.4 mass percent 4-butyrolactone (4-BL) in dimethoxyethane (DME). The cell exhibits improved low temperature (-40.degree. C..ltoreq.t.ltoreq.0.degree. C.) performance and rate capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1985
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Mark Salomon, Edward J. Plichta
  • Patent number: H452
    Abstract: A cathode suitable for use in a lithium electrochemical cell is made from a ixture of active cathode material, carbon, and non fluorinated linear chain polymer by a method including the steps of(A) dissolving the non fluorinated linear chain polymer in a non polar solvent at a temperature near the melting point of the polymer,(B) adding the active cathode material and carbon and evaporating the solvent, and(C) grinding the dried mixture into a fine powder and making it into a cathode by pressing the powdered mixture onto both sides of an expanded metal screen and then cutting to the desired dimensions.The cathode can be combined with lithium as the anode and a solution of 0.8 mol dm.sup.-3 LiAlCl.sub.4 in a mixed organic solvent of 24 mass percent 4-butyrolactone in 1, 2 dimethoxyethane as the electrolyte to provide a mechanically stable, relatively inexpensive lithium electrochemical cell having good cell performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1988
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Edward J. Plichta, Mark Salomon
  • Patent number: H519
    Abstract: A cathode suitable for use in a lithium electrochemical cell is made from a ixture of active cathode material, carbon, and non fluorinated linear chain polymer by a method including the steps of(A) dissolving the non fluorinated linear chain polymer in a non polar solvent at a temperature near the melting point of the polymer,(B) adding the active cathode material and carbon and evaporating the solvent, and(C) grinding the dried mixture into a fine powder and making it into a cathode by pressing the powdered mixture onto both sides of an expanded metal screen and then cutting to the desired dimensions.The cathode can be combined with lithium as the anode and a solution of 0.8 mol dm.sup.-3 LiAlCl.sub.4 in a mixed organic solvent of 24 mass percent 4-butyrolactone in 1,2 dimethoxyethane as the electrolyte to provide a mechanically stable, relatively inexpensive lithium electrochemical cell having good cell performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1988
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Edward J. Plichta, Mark Salomon