Patents by Inventor Pankaj Ghildiyal

Pankaj Ghildiyal 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: 20240190789
    Abstract: Compositions comprising magnesium nanoparticles, a nanoscale metal or metalloid, and an oxidizer and methods of fabrication the compositions are described. One example use of such compositions is in high energy fuel applications. One example method includes fabricating a composite by adding magnesium nanoparticles to a composition of a nanoscale metal or metalloid and an oxidant. Examples of the composition resulting from the described processes provides shorter burn times and a multi-fold increase in reactivity compared to the corresponding composition comprising the same amount of nanoscale metal or metalloid and oxidizer but without the magnesium nanoparticles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2023
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Inventors: Michael R. Zachariah, Reza Abbaschian, Pankaj Ghildiyal, Steven Herrera
  • Publication number: 20240157442
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed of assembling metal particles into nanoparticles. The method includes electromagnetically levitating the metal particles; inductively heating the electromagnetically levitated metal particles beyond their melting point into metal droplets; and wherein an evaporation flux achieved at a surface of the metal droplets result in a supersaturation of metal atoms around the metal droplets leading to nucleation and growth of the nanoparticles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Michael R. Zachariah, Reza Abbaschian, Pankaj Ghildiyal, Steven Herrera, Prithwish Biswas