Patents by Inventor Michael Alan Tamor

Michael Alan Tamor 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: 20170040655
    Abstract: A metal oxygen battery system. The metal oxygen battery storage system includes a metal oxygen battery, which includes a cathode and an anode including a lithium metal material. The metal oxygen battery system further includes an oxygen containment unit including an oxygen storage material and external to the metal oxygen battery. The metal oxygen battery system also includes a reversible closed-loop in fluid communication with the metal oxygen battery and the oxygen containment unit, which are spaced apart from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Andrea Sudik, Andrew Robert Drews, Jun Yang, Shinichi Hirano, Michael Alan Tamor
  • Patent number: 9502718
    Abstract: A method of storing oxygen in a cathode including an oxygen storage metal-organic framework (“MOF”) material comprising a mixture of ionic conductive material, electron conductive material and catalyst material within the MOF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrea Sudik, Andrew Robert Drews, Jun Yang, Shinichi Hirano, Michael Alan Tamor
  • Patent number: 9468909
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment, an oxygen reduction reaction catalyst (ORR) and a method for making the catalyst are provided. The method may include depositing a metal oxide on a graphitized carbon or graphene substrate. A platinum catalyst may then be deposited over the metal oxide to provide an ORR catalyst for use in, for example, a PEMFC. The metal oxide may be niobium oxide and may have an amorphous structure. The platinum catalyst may form a thin, electrically interconnected network structure overlaying the metal oxide. The ORR catalyst may be prepared by alternating the deposition of the metal oxide and the platinum catalyst, for example, using physical vapor deposition. The ORR catalyst may have a specific activity of at least 1,000 ?A/cm2 Pt and may approach or achieve bulk Pt activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jun Yang, Chunchuan Xu, Patrick Pietrasz, Kerrie Gath, Benjamin Pence, Mark John Jagner, James Waldecker, Shinichi Hirano, Michael Alan Tamor
  • Patent number: 9397519
    Abstract: A method of operating a battery charger electrically connected with a power distribution circuit having a power line and return line includes determining at least one of a temperature and a change in temperature of at least one of the power line and return line, and controlling a current through the power line based on the at least one of temperature and change in temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Allan Roy Gale, Michael W. Degner, Michael Alan Tamor, Larry Dean Elie
  • Publication number: 20150380743
    Abstract: A method of storing oxygen in a cathode including an oxygen storage metal-organic framework (“MOF”) material comprising a mixture of ionic conductive material, electron conductive material and catalyst material within the MOF.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Andrea Sudik, Andrew Robert Drews, Jun Yang, Shinichi Hirano, Michael Alan Tamor
  • Publication number: 20150375208
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment, an oxygen reduction reaction catalyst (ORR) and a method for making the catalyst are provided. The method may include depositing a metal oxide on a graphitized carbon or graphene substrate. A platinum catalyst may then be deposited over the metal oxide to provide an ORR catalyst for use in, for example, a PEMFC. The metal oxide may be niobium oxide and may have an amorphous structure. The platinum catalyst may form a thin, electrically interconnected network structure overlaying the metal oxide. The ORR catalyst may be prepared by alternating the deposition of the metal oxide and the platinum catalyst, for example, using physical vapor deposition. The ORR catalyst may have a specific activity of at least 1,000 ?A/cm2 Pt and may approach or achieve bulk Pt activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: JUN YANG, CHUNCHUAN XU, PATRICK PIETRASZ, KERRIE GATH, BENJAMIN PENCE, MARK JOHN JAGNER, JAMES WALDECKER, SHINICHI HIRANO, MICHAEL ALAN TAMOR
  • Patent number: 9209503
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a metal oxygen battery is provided. The metal oxygen battery includes a battery housing including a first compartment and a second compartment. The first compartment includes a first electrode and an oxygen storage material in communication with the first electrode. The second compartment includes a second electrode and the second electrode includes a metal material (M). In another embodiment, the oxygen storage material is configured as a number of particles disposed within the first electrode. In certain instances, at least a portion of the number of particles are each contained within a selective transport member. In certain other instances, the selective transport member is oxygen permeable and electrolyte impermeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Robert Drews, Andrea Pulskamp, Jun Yang, Shinichi Hirano, Michael Alan Tamor
  • Patent number: 9147920
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a metal oxygen battery system includes a metal oxygen battery having an electrode compartment. The electrode compartment includes an electrode being formed of an oxygen storage material. In another embodiment, the oxygen storage material includes an ion conducting component. In yet another embodiment, the oxygen storage material includes an electron conducting component. In yet another embodiment, the oxygen storage material includes a catalytic component. In yet another embodiment, at least one of the ion conducting component, the electron conducting component, and the catalytic component is attached to the oxygen storage material via a linker or as a pendant group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrea Pulskamp, Andrew Robert Drews, Jun Yang, Shinichi Hirano, Michael Alan Tamor
  • Publication number: 20150073933
    Abstract: Vehicle data concerning characteristics of one or more types of vehicle is obtained. Vehicle usage data concerning operation of one or more vehicles is also obtained. A value is predicted for at least one datum for at least one characteristic of the type of vehicle for the user. The at least one datum is used to generate at least one powertrain recommendation for at least one type of vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Marshall Stieg, Michael Cavaretta, Michael Alan Tamor, James Eric Anderson, Thomas G. Leone
  • Patent number: 8968942
    Abstract: A battery system includes a metal oxygen battery. The metal oxygen battery includes a first electrode and a second electrode. The second electrode includes a metal material (M). The metal oxygen battery is in communication with an oxygen storage material. In certain instances, the oxygen storage material is contained within an oxygen containment unit. The metal oxygen battery and the oxygen containment unit may be in a closed-loop with respect to each other. The battery system further includes a conduit for providing fluid communication from one of the metal oxygen battery and the oxygen containment unit to the other of the metal oxygen battery and the oxygen containment unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrea Pulskamp, Andrew Robert Drews, Donald J. Siegel, Bruce Carvell Blakemore, Ronald David Brost, Jun Yang, Shinichi Hirano, Michael Alan Tamor
  • Patent number: 8658319
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present invention, a battery system is disclosed. In one embodiment, the battery system includes a metal oxygen battery (MOB) having a first electrode and second electrode. The second electrode includes a metal material. The battery system also includes an oxygen storage material disposed within the metal oxygen battery. In another embodiment, the oxygen storage material is on oxygen communication with the first electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrea Pulskamp, Andrew Robert Drews, Jun Yang, Shinichi Hirano, Michael Alan Tamor
  • Patent number: 8253376
    Abstract: A battery charger may be capable of receiving power from a power distribution circuit. The charger may be configured to receive a request for reactive power and, in response, cause the requested reactive power to be present on the power distribution circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Allan Roy Gale, Michael W. Degner, Michael Alan Tamor, Larry Dean Elie
  • Patent number: 8140204
    Abstract: A method for managing power distribution from an engine and a battery in a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle whereby battery power is used to meet a driver demand for power and engine power complements battery power when either battery state-of-charge limit or battery discharge power limit would be exceeded, an external power grid being used to restore battery power following battery charge depletion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Shunsuke Okubo, Ming Lang Kuang, David Richens Brigham, Michael Alan Tamor
  • Patent number: 8119295
    Abstract: A battery system includes a metal oxygen battery. The metal oxygen battery includes a first electrode, an oxygen storage material, and a selective transport member separating the oxygen storage material and the first electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Robert Drews, Andrea Pulskamp, Jun Yang, Shinichi Hirano, Michael Alan Tamor
  • Patent number: 8005587
    Abstract: Environment conditions expected to be encountered by a vehicle are used as inputs in determining operating modes of a motive power system of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. A vehicle operating in charge depleting mode may transition to operate in charge sustaining mode if the vehicle is expected to encounter circumstances where it is desirable to allow the vehicle to more quickly respond to sudden requests for torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Michael Alan Tamor, Krishnaswamy Venkatesh Prasad, Craig H. Stephan
  • Publication number: 20110165476
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a metal oxygen battery system includes a metal oxygen battery having an electrode compartment. The electrode compartment includes an electrode being formed of an oxygen storage material. In another embodiment, the oxygen storage material includes an ion conducting component. In yet another embodiment, the oxygen storage material includes an electron conducting component. In yet another embodiment, the oxygen storage material includes a catalytic component. In yet another embodiment, at least one of the ion conducting component, the electron conducting component, and the catalytic component is attached to the oxygen storage material via a linker or as a pendant group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Andrea Pulskamp, Andrew Robert Drews, Jun Yang, Shinichi Hirano, Michael Alan Tamor
  • Publication number: 20110165475
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a metal oxygen battery is provided. The metal oxygen battery includes a battery housing including a first compartment and a second compartment. The first compartment includes a first electrode and an oxygen storage material in communication with the first electrode. The second compartment includes a second electrode and the second electrode includes a metal material (M). In another embodiment, the oxygen storage material is configured as a number of particles disposed within the first electrode. In certain instances, at least a portion of the number of particles are each contained within a selective transport member. In certain other instances, the selective transport member is oxygen permeable and electrolyte impermeable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Robert Drews, Andrea Pulskamp, Jun Yang, Shinichi Hirano, Michael Alan Tamor
  • Publication number: 20110143226
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present invention, a battery system is provided. In one embodiment, the battery system includes a metal oxygen battery including a first electrode and a second electrode, the second electrode including a metal material (M); and an oxygen containment unit in communication with and external to the metal oxygen battery, the oxygen containment unit including an oxygen storage material. In another embodiment, the metal oxygen battery and the oxygen containment unit are in a closed-loop with respect to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Andrea Pulskamp, Andrew Robert Drews, Jun Yang, Shinichi Hirano, Michael Alan Tamor
  • Publication number: 20110143227
    Abstract: A battery system includes a metal oxygen battery. The metal oxygen battery includes a first electrode and a second electrode. The second electrode includes a metal material (M). The metal oxygen battery is in communication with an oxygen storage material. In certain instances, the oxygen storage material is contained within an oxygen containment unit. The metal oxygen battery and the oxygen containment unit may be in a closed-loop with respect to each other. The battery system further includes a conduit for providing fluid communication from one of the metal oxygen battery and the oxygen containment unit to the other of the metal oxygen battery and the oxygen containment unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Andrea Pulskamp, Andrew Robert Drews, Donald J. Siegel, Bruce Carvell Blakemore, Ronald David Brost, Jun Yang, Shinichi Hirano, Michael Alan Tamor
  • Publication number: 20110143228
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present invention, a battery system is disclosed. In one embodiment, the battery system includes a metal oxygen battery (MOB) having a first electrode and second electrode. The second electrode includes a metal material. The battery system also includes an oxygen storage material disposed within the metal oxygen battery. In another embodiment, the oxygen storage material is on oxygen communication with the first electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Andrea Pulskamp, Andrew Robert Drews, Jun Yang, Shinichi Hirano, Michael Alan Tamor