Patents by Inventor Orlando RIOS

Orlando RIOS 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: 20190321893
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method comprising disposing a container containing a metal and/or ferromagnetic solid and abrasive particles in a static magnetic field; where the container is surrounded by an induction coil; activating the induction coil with an electrical current, to heat up the metallic or ferromagnetic solid to form a fluid; generating sonic energy to produce acoustic cavitation and abrasion between the abrasive particles and the container; and producing nanoparticles that comprise elements from the container, the metal and/or the ferromagnetic solid and the abrasive particles. Disclosed herein too is a composition comprising first metal or a first ceramic; and particles comprising carbides and/or nitrides dispersed therein. Disclosed herein too is a composition comprising nanoparticles comprising chromium carbide, iron carbide, nickel carbide, ?-Fe and magnesium nitride.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: MICHELE VIOLA MANUEL, HUNTER B. HENDERSON, ORLANDO RIOS, GERARD M. LUDTKA
  • Patent number: 10407535
    Abstract: Described herein are liquid crystalline elastomer compositions comprising aromatic epoxy units crosslinked with alkylene diacid units having alkylene segments containing at least one methylene unit, and/or aromatic epoxy units crosslinked with polyphenolic units, wherein the aromatic epoxy units and alkylene diacid units and/or polyphenolic units are in a molar ratio that results in the liquid crystalline elastomer composition exhibiting a glass transition temperature (Tg) and a thermal stability of the liquid crystalline phase (Tlc) that make them particularly suitable as shape memory materials and for use in methods of additive manufacturing. Methods for producing these compositions and their use in additive manufacturing processes are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: UT-BATTELLE, LLC, Washington State University
    Inventors: Yuzhan Li, Orlando Rios, Alexander Johs, Michael Richard Kessler
  • Patent number: 10343219
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method comprising disposing a container containing a metal and/or ferromagnetic solid and abrasive particles in a static magnetic field; where the container is surrounded by an induction coil; activating the induction coil with an electrical current, to heat up the metallic or ferromagnetic solid to form a fluid; generating sonic energy to produce acoustic cavitation and abrasion between the abrasive particles and the container; and producing nanoparticles that comprise elements from the container, the metal and/or the ferromagnetic solid and the abrasive particles. Disclosed herein too is a composition comprising first metal or a first ceramic; and particles comprising carbides and/or nitrides dispersed therein. Disclosed herein too is a composition comprising nanoparticles comprising chromium carbide, iron carbide, nickel carbide, y.-Fe and magnesium nitride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc., UT-BATTELLE, LLC
    Inventors: Michele Viola Manuel, Hunter B. Henderson, Orlando Rios, Gerard M. Ludtka
  • Publication number: 20190169725
    Abstract: A solid aluminum-fiber composite comprising: (i) an aluminum-containing matrix comprising elemental aluminum; (ii) coated or uncoated fibers embedded within said aluminum-containing matrix, wherein said fibers have a different composition than said aluminum-containing matrix and impart additional strength to said aluminum-containing matrix as compared to said aluminum-containing matrix in the absence of said fibers embedded therein; and (iii) an intermetallic layer present as an interface between each of said fibers and the aluminum-containing matrix, wherein said intermetallic layer has a composition different from said aluminum-containing matrix and said fibers, and said intermetallic layer contains at least one element that is also present in the aluminum-containing matrix and at least one element present in the fibers, whether from the coated or interior portion of the fibers. Methods of producing the above-described composite are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Orlando RIOS, Michael S. KESLER, Zachary C. SIMS, Edgar LARA-CURZIO, David WEISS
  • Patent number: 10253261
    Abstract: Liquid crystalline network compositions comprising azo-containing aromatic epoxy units cross-linked with alkylene diacid units having alkylene segments containing at least one methylene unit, wherein the azo-containing aromatic epoxy units and alkylene diacid units are connected by ester linkages resulting from ring-opening esterification between the epoxy units and alkylene diacids, and wherein the azo-containing aromatic epoxy units and alkylene diacid units are in a molar ratio that results in the liquid crystalline network composition exhibiting a glass transition temperature (Tg) of at least 25° C. Methods for producing these compositions and their use in light- or thermal-activated physical deformation, shape memory applications, and self-healing, as well as their ability to be recycled and used in additive manufacturing processes are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignees: UT-BATTELLE, LLC, WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yuzhan Li, Orlando Rios, Michael Richard Kessler
  • Publication number: 20190085431
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of aluminum-based alloys having improved intergranular corrosion resistance. Methods of making and using the disclosed alloy embodiments also are disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Orlando Rios, Hunter B. Henderson, David Weiss, Scott McCall, Eric Thomas Stromme, Zachary Cole Sims, Ryan Ott, Fanqiang Meng, Michael Kesler, Kevin Anderson
  • Patent number: 10199633
    Abstract: An electrode and a related method of manufacture are provided. The electrode includes a self-aligning active material having short fiber powders with a cylindrical morphology to increase the packing density from 0.74 to nearly 0.91. The short fiber powders self-align during a slurring coating process as a result of shear forces between a die and a foil. The resulting coating includes parallel short fibers in a closed packed arrangement, providing an increased volumetric capacity of at least approximately 17%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Orlando Rios, Claus Daniel, Nancy J. Dudney, Wyatt E. Tenhaeff
  • Patent number: 10124531
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for additive manufacturing that includes a nozzle and/or barrel for extruding a plastic material and a supply of polymeric working material provided to the nozzle, wherein the polymeric working material is magnetically susceptible and/or electrically conductive. A magneto-dynamic heater is provided for producing a time varying, high flux, frequency sweeping, alternating magnetic field in the vicinity of the nozzle to penetrate into and couple the working material to heat the material through at least one of an induced transient magnetic domain and an induced, annular current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: UT-BATTELLE, LLC
    Inventors: Chad E. Duty, Vlastimil Kunc, Lonnie J. Love, William H. Peter, Orlando Rios
  • Publication number: 20180237893
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of rapidly solidified alloys that comprise aluminum, a rare earth element, one or more additional alloying elements, such as aluminum, and an optional additive component. The alloy embodiments exhibit a unique microstructure as compared to microstructures obtained from other alloys that are not rapidly cooled. The disclosed aluminum-rare earth element alloys also exhibit improved mechanical properties without the need for post-processing heat treatments and further do not exhibit substantial coarsening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Orlando Rios, Scott McCall, Ryan Ott, Zachary Cole Sims, Eric Thomas Stromme, Michael Kesler, Hunter B. Henderson, Michael McGuire
  • Publication number: 20180236724
    Abstract: A magnetic ink composition for three-dimensional (3D) printing a bonded magnet is provided. The magnetic ink composition includes magnetic particles, a polymer binder and a solvent. A 3D printing method for fabrication of a bonded magnet using the magnetic ink composition is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Brett G. Compton, Mariappan Parans Paranthaman, Orlando Rios, Cajetan I. Nlebedim
  • Patent number: 10053760
    Abstract: A method of thermomagnetically processing an aluminum alloy entails heat treating an aluminum alloy, and applying a high field strength magnetic field of at least about 2 Tesla to the aluminum alloy during the heat treating. The heat treating and the application of the high field strength magnetic field are carried out for a treatment time sufficient to achieve a predetermined standard strength of the aluminum alloy, and the treatment time is reduced by at least about 50% compared to heat treating the aluminum alloy without the magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: UT-BATTELLE, LLC
    Inventors: Gerard M. Ludtka, Orlando Rios, David Weiss
  • Publication number: 20180229442
    Abstract: A method for producing a bonded permanent magnet, comprising: (i) incorporating a solid precursor material comprising a thermoplastic crosslinkable polymer and magnetic particles into an additive manufacturing device, wherein the crosslinkable polymer has a delayed crosslinking ability; (ii) melting the precursor material by heating it to a temperature of at least and no more than 10° C. above its glass transition temperature; (iii) extruding the melt through the additive manufacturing device and, as the extrudate exits from the nozzle and is deposited on a substrate as a solidified preform of a desired shape, exposing the resultant extrudate to a directional magnetic field of sufficient strength to align the magnetic particles; and (iv) curing the solidified preform by subjecting it to conditions that result in crosslinking of the thermoplastic crosslinkable polymer to convert it to a crosslinked thermoset. The resulting bonded permanent magnet and articles made thereof are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Huseyin UCAR, Mariappan Parans PARANTHAMAN, Orlando RIOS, Belther Mojoko MONONO, Brian K. POST, Vlastimil KUNC, Cajetan I. NLEBEDIM, R. William MCCALLUM, Scott K. MCCALL
  • Publication number: 20180215854
    Abstract: A method for producing a bonded permanent magnet by additive manufacturing, the method comprising: (i) incorporating components of a reactive precursor material into an additive manufacturing device, the reactive precursor material comprising an amine component, an isocyanate component, and particles having a permanent magnetic composition; and (ii) mixing and extruding the crosslinkable reactive precursor material through a nozzle of the additive manufacturing device and depositing the extrudate onto a substrate under conditions where the extrudate is permitted to cure, to produce a bonded permanent magnet of desired shape. The resulting bonded permanent magnet and articles made thereof are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: M. Parans PARANTHAMAN, Orlando RIOS, William G. CARTER, David FENN, Cajetan Ikenna NLEBEDIM
  • Publication number: 20180166684
    Abstract: A composite Si-carbon fiber comprising a carbon matrix material with 1-90 wt % silicon embedded therein. The composite carbon fibers are incorporated into electrodes for batteries. The battery can be a lithium ion battery. A method of making an electrode incorporating composite Si-carbon fibers is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Orlando RIOS, Claus DANIEL, Wyatt Evan TENHAEFF, Surendra K. MARTHA
  • Patent number: 9994949
    Abstract: A method may include annealing a material including iron and nitrogen in the presence of an applied magnetic field to form at least one Fe16N2 phase domain. The applied magnetic field may have a strength of at least about 0.2 Tesla (T).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignees: Regents of the University of Minnesota, UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Michael P. Brady, Orlando Rios, Yanfeng Jiang, Gerard M. Ludtka, Craig A. Bridges, Jian-Ping Wang, Xiaowei Zhang, Lawrence F. Allard, Edgar Lara-Curzio
  • Patent number: 9963770
    Abstract: A cast alloy includes aluminum and from about 5 to about 30 weight percent of at least one material selected from the group consisting of cerium, lanthanum, and mischmetal. The cast alloy has a strengthening Al11X3 intermetallic phase in an amount in the range of from about 5 to about 30 weight percent, wherein X is at least one of cerium, lanthanum, and mischmetal. The Al11X3 intermetallic phase has a microstructure that includes at least one of lath features and rod morphological features. The morphological features have an average thickness of no more than 700 um and an average spacing of no more than 10 um, the microstructure further comprising an eutectic microconstituent that comprises more than about 10 volume percent of the microstructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Orlando Rios, Alexander H. King, Scott K. McCall, Michael A. McGuire, Zachary C. Sims, Cori Thorne, David Weiss, Gerard M. Ludtka
  • Publication number: 20180117818
    Abstract: A method for producing magnet-polymer pellets useful as a feedstock in an additive manufacturing process, comprising: (i) blending thermoplastic polymer and hard magnetic particles; (ii) feeding the blended magnet-polymer mixture into a pre-feed hopper that feeds directly into an inlet of a temperature-controlled barrel extruder; (iii) feeding the blended magnet-polymer mixture into the barrel extruder at a fixed feed rate of 5-20 kg/hour, wherein the temperature at the outlet is at least to no more than 10° C. above a glass transition temperature of the blended magnet-polymer mixture; (iv) feeding the blended magnet-polymer mixture directly into an extruding die; (v) passing the blended magnet-polymer mixture through the extruding die at a fixed speed; and (vi) cutting the magnet-polymer mixture at regular intervals as the mixture exits the extruding die at the fixed speed. The use of the pellets as feed material in an additive manufacturing process is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Mariappan Parans PARANTHAMAN, Ling LI, Vlastimil KUNC, Brian K. POST, Orlando RIOS, Robert H. FREDETTE, John ORMEROD
  • Publication number: 20180122570
    Abstract: A method for producing a bonded permanent magnet by additive manufacturing, comprising: (i) incorporating components of a solid precursor material into at least one deposition head of at least one multi-axis robotic arm of a big area additive manufacturing (BAAM) system, the components of the solid precursor material comprising a thermoplastic polymer and hard magnetic powder; said deposition head performs melting, compounding, and extruding functions; and said BAAM system has an unbounded open-air build space; and (ii) depositing an extrudate of said solid precursor material layer-by-layer from said deposition head until an object constructed of said extrudate is formed, and allowing the extrudate to cool and harden after each deposition, to produce the bonded permanent magnet. The resulting bonded permanent magnet and articles made thereof are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Ling LI, Mariappan Parans PARANTHAMAN, Vlastimil KUNC, Brian K. POST, Orlando RIOS, Robert H. FREDETTE, John ORMEROD, Cajetan Ikenna NLEBEDIM, Thomas LOGRASSO
  • Publication number: 20180100227
    Abstract: A method may include annealing a material including iron and nitrogen in the presence of an applied magnetic field to form at least one Fe16N2 phase domain. The applied magnetic field may have a strength of at least about 0.2 Tesla (T).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Michael P. Brady, Orlando Rios, Yanfeng Jiang, Gerard M. Ludtka, Craig A. Bridges, Jian-Ping Wang, Xiaowei Zhang, Lawrence F. Allard, Edgar Lara-Curzio
  • Patent number: 9929400
    Abstract: A composite Si-carbon fiber comprising a carbon matrix material with 1-90 wt % silicon embedded therein. The composite carbon fibers are incorporated into electrodes for batteries. The battery can be a lithium ion battery. A method of making an electrode incorporating composite Si-carbon fibers is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: UT-BATTELLE, LLC
    Inventors: Orlando Rios, Claus Daniel, Wyatt Evan Tenhaeff, Surendra K. Martha