Patents by Inventor Mehdi Shahparnia

Mehdi Shahparnia 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: 10615440
    Abstract: A power cell and a method for fabricating a power cell including two body portions and a proton exchange membrane (PEM) there between. The body portions each include a reaction chamber for holding an anolyte solution including a photosynthetic organism or a catholyte solution. At least one body portion has an optically transparent window to allow light into the reaction chamber enabling a photosynthetic reaction. A thin metal layer is coated directly on each of first and second surfaces of the PEM and then the two body portions are coupled together with the PEM located there between. Coating the first thin metal layer on the surfaces of the PEM involves coating a thin gold layer onto the surface, covering the gold layer with a layer of photoresist, patterning the photoresist layer through a mask, exposing the photoresist layer to ultraviolet radiation, and removing the unexposed photoresist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Muthukumaran Packirisamy
    Inventors: Muthukumaran Packirisamy, Mehdi Shahparnia
  • Publication number: 20140255730
    Abstract: Energy is probably one of the most important issues of the current century. New sources, approaches and systems have been studied in order to find suitable and more reliable power sources and energy harvesting devices. In addition, mobile Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) devices require micro power sources as well. So far, there has been vast research and investment on solar sources, fuel cells, etc. The present application is an attempt to develop a suitable fabrication method to realize a Photosynthetic Power Cell (?PSO) to harvest the energy from photosynthesis and produce electrical energy. The proposed ?PSO is a micro power generation device made from polymer material for generating power from algal photosynthesis. In particular, the present application presents a fabrication process for realising a ?PSO from polymer material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Muthukumaran Packirisamy, Mehdi Shahparnia