Patents by Inventor Michael Therien

Michael Therien 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: 20190189249
    Abstract: An optoelectronic system can include a single walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) device. The SWNT can include a carrier-doping density with optical conditions that control trion formation that respond via optical, electrical, or magnetic stimuli. The carrier-doping density can include a hole-polaron or electron-polaron concentration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Michael THERIEN, Yusong BAI, Jean-Hubert OLIVIER, George BULLARD
  • Publication number: 20190135842
    Abstract: High-potential photo-oxidants are provided with a supermolecule structure at least including a conjugated macrocycle linked to a metal complex. The conjugated macrocycle is electron-accepting relative to hydrogen or bears electron withdrawing substituents such as fluoroalkyl, fluoroaryl, fluoro, halo, cyano, or nitro. The metal complex is also electron-accepting relative to hydrogen or bears electron withdrawing substituents such as fluoroalkyl, fluoroaryl, fluoro, halo, cyano, or nitro. The linker can be thynyl, vinyl, thiophenyl, diethynylaryl, divinylaryl, diethynyl (unsaturated heterocycloalkenyl), divinyl (unsaturated heterocycloalkenyl), diethynyl (unsaturated heterocycloalkynyl), or divynyl (unsaturated heterocycloalkynyl). A specific implementation is an ethyne-bridged eDef-Rutpy-(porphinato)Zn(II) (eDef-RuPZn) supermolecule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Michael THERIEN, Ting JIANG, Nicholas POLIZZI, Jeffrey RAWSON
  • Patent number: 9649832
    Abstract: A polymerizable composition includes at least one monomer, a photoinitiator capable of initiating polymerization of the monomer when exposed to light, and a phosphor capable of producing light when exposed to radiation (typically X-rays). The material is particularly suitable for bonding components at ambient temperature in situations where the bond joint is not accessible to an external light source. An associated method includes: placing a polymerizable adhesive composition, including a photoinitiator and energy converting material, such as a down-converting phosphor, in contact with at least two components to be bonded to form an assembly; and, irradiating the assembly with radiation at a first wavelength, capable of conversion (down-conversion by the phosphor) to a second wavelength capable of activating the photoinitiator, to prepare items such as inkjet cartridges, wafer-to-wafer assemblies, semiconductors, integrated circuits, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignees: Immunolight, LLC, Duke University
    Inventors: Zakaryae Fathi, James Clayton, Harold Walder, Frederic A. Bourke, Jr., Ian Stanton, Jennifer Ayres, Joshua T. Stecher, Michael Therien, Eric Toone, Dave Gooden, Mark Dewhirst, Joseph A. Herbert, Diane Fels, Katherine S. Hansen
  • Publication number: 20150246521
    Abstract: A polymerizable composition includes at least one monomer, a photoinitiator capable of initiating polymerization of the monomer when exposed to light, and a phosphor capable of producing light when exposed to radiation (typically X-rays). The material is particularly suitable for bonding components at ambient temperature in situations where the bond joint is not accessible to an external light source. An associated method includes: placing a polymerizable adhesive composition, including a photoinitiator and energy converting material, such as a down-converting phosphor, in contact with at least two components to be bonded to form an assembly; and, irradiating the assembly with radiation at a first wavelength, capable of conversion (down-conversion by the phosphor) to a second wavelength capable of activating the photoinitiator, to prepare items such as inkjet cartridges, wafer-to-wafer assemblies, semiconductors, integrated circuits, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Applicants: lmmunolight, LLC, Duke University
    Inventors: Zakaryae FATHI, James CLAYTON, Harold WALDER, Frederic A. BOURKE, JR., Ian STANTON, Jennifer AYRES, Joshua T. STECHER, Michael THERIEN, Eric TOONE, Dave GOODEN, Mark DEWHIRST, Joseph A. HERBERT, Diane FELS, Katherine S. HANSEN
  • Patent number: 9023249
    Abstract: A polymerizable composition includes at least one monomer, a photoinitiator capable of initiating polymerization of the monomer when exposed to light, and a phosphor capable of producing light when exposed to radiation (typically X-rays). The material is particularly suitable for bonding components at ambient temperature in situations where the bond joint is not accessible to an external light source. An associated method includes: placing a polymerizable adhesive composition, including a photoinitiator and energy converting material, such as a down-converting phosphor, in contact with at least two components to be bonded to form an assembly; and, irradiating the assembly with radiation at a first wavelength, capable of conversion (down-conversion by the phosphor) to a second wavelength capable of activating the photoinitiator, to prepare items such as inkjet cartridges, wafer-to-wafer assemblies, semiconductors, integrated circuits, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignees: Immunolight, LLC, Duke University
    Inventors: Zakaryae Fathi, James Clayton, Harold Walder, Frederic A. Bourke, Jr., Ian Stanton, Jennifer Ayres, Joshua T. Stecher, Michael Therien, Eric Toone, Dave Gooden, Mark Dewhirst, Joseph A. Herbert, Diane Fels, Katherine S. Hansen
  • Publication number: 20120089180
    Abstract: A polymerizable composition includes at least one monomer, a photoinitiator capable of initiating polymerization of the monomer when exposed to light, and a phosphor capable of producing light when exposed to radiation (typically X-rays). The material is particularly suitable for bonding components at ambient temperature in situations where the bond joint is not accessible to an external light source. An associated method includes: placing a polymerizable adhesive composition, including a photoinitiator and energy converting material, such as a down-converting phosphor, in contact with at least two components to be bonded to form an assembly; and, irradiating the assembly with radiation at a first wavelength, capable of conversion (down-conversion by the phosphor) to a second wavelength capable of activating the photoinitiator, to prepare items such as inkjet cartridges, wafer-to-wafer assemblies, semiconductors, integrated circuits, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicants: Duke University, Immunolight, LLC
    Inventors: Zakaryae Fathi, James Clayton, Harold Walder, Frederic A. Bourke, JR., Ian Stanton, Jennifer Ayres, Joshua T. Stecher, Michael Therien, Eric Toone, Dave Gooden, Mark Dewhirst, Joseph A. Herbert, Diane Fels, Katherine S. Hansen
  • Publication number: 20050019265
    Abstract: The instant invention concerns compositions comprising polymersomes, visible or near infrared emissive agents, and optionally a targeting moiety associated with a surface of the polymersome. The invention also relates to use of these compositions in the treatment of disease and in imaging methodology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2004
    Publication date: January 27, 2005
    Inventors: Daniel Hammer, Michael Therien, Paiman Ghoroghchian