Patents by Inventor Sean Barrett

Sean Barrett 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: 20220149465
    Abstract: A metal air battery cell has a sealed pouch defined by a metallocene film and a gas and liquid impermeable flexible layer, and an electrochemical cell contained within the pouch. The metallocene film and gas and liquid impermeable flexible layer are sealed to each other and around the electrochemical cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Adam Weisenstein, William A. Garcia, Joel Ballard, Sean Barrett, Melissa D. McIntyre
  • Patent number: 11329335
    Abstract: A metal air battery cell has a sealed pouch defined by a metallocene film and a gas and liquid impermeable flexible layer, and an electrochemical cell contained within the pouch. The metallocene film and gas and liquid impermeable flexible layer are sealed to each other and around the electrochemical cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: ZAF ENERGY SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Adam Weisenstein, William A. Garcia, Joel Ballard, Sean Barrett, Melissa D. McIntyre
  • Publication number: 20200373552
    Abstract: A method of making three-dimensional solid-state electrodes includes the steps of: providing a slurry of one or more active materials, a pore former and/or a solvent, a binder, and a conductive additive; casting the slurry to form a three-dimensional film; and drying, and removing the pore former from, the three-dimensional film to produce a three-dimensional structure characterized by a substantial number of pores having low tortuosity and having their longitudinal axes extend in substantially the same direction between upper and lower surfaces of the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Fabio ALBANO, Lawrence A RENNA, Sean BARRETT, John CHMIOLA
  • Patent number: 10651445
    Abstract: An electrode assembly includes an electrode saturated with electrolyte, and one or more ionically conductive and electronically insulating cellulose acetate coatings forming a continuous and conformal film adhered to and encapsulating the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ZAF Energy Systems, Incorporated
    Inventors: Sean Barrett, Adam Weisenstein, Cody R. Carter, William A. Garcia
  • Patent number: 10637118
    Abstract: A metal-air battery cell includes an electrode assembly and a sealed pouch. The electrode assembly includes an air electrode, a negative electrode, a separator in contact with and disposed between the electrodes, and a hydrophobic gas diffusion layer in contact with a side of the air electrode opposite the separator. The pouch envelops the electrode assembly and contains an electrolyte therein. The pouch is defined by a gas permeable hydrophobic flexible layer in contact with the hydrophobic gas diffusion layer. The electrode assembly further includes a terminal extending from and away at least one of the electrodes, and through the pouch. Opposing sides of the pouch are sealed to each other and around the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: ZAF Energy Systems, Incorporated
    Inventors: Adam Weisenstein, Paula J. Kosted, Joel Ballard, Sean Barrett, William A. Garcia
  • Publication number: 20200067128
    Abstract: Solid state or bulk hybrid batteries comprising a plurality of composite electrodes with high loading of electrochemically-active materials, a dendrite-blocking separator placed between the anode and the cathode, a secondary phase between the electrochemically-active materials and the solid-state or hybrid electrolyte and methods thereof are disclosed. Methods of making and using the same are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: John Chmiola, Lawrence A Renna, Vincent Giordani, Sean Barrett, Sam Keene, Fabio Albano, Martin Welch
  • Publication number: 20190345785
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are generally related to a method and apparatus for performing operations in subterranean wellbores. More specifically, the present disclosure provides a novel downhole tractor for use in a wellbore. The tractor includes a body and a plurality of wheels. The wheels are configured to convert rotation of the body into linear motion along the wellbore. In one embodiment, the tractor is hydraulically driven. Additionally, or alternatively, the tractor may be electrically driven. Optionally, rotation of a string of pipe interconnected to the tractor drives the tractor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: William W. Fleckenstein, Christopher Nordin Campbell, Sean H. Bell, Trevor Carson Antrim, Christian R. Peterson, Trevor Justin Thompson, Frederico Miguel Rosendo, Miller Kettle, John Kleckner, Henry York, Joshua Dakin, Tyler Mattson, Anthony Klecan, Jacob Hughes, Robert Brandenburg, Sean Barrett, Bradley Dethomas, Luke Haines, Blake Johnson, Spencer Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20190273297
    Abstract: A metal-air battery cell includes an electrode assembly and a sealed pouch. The electrode assembly includes an air electrode, a negative electrode, a separator in contact with and disposed between the electrodes, and a hydrophobic gas diffusion layer in contact with a side of the air electrode opposite the separator. The pouch envelops the electrode assembly and contains an electrolyte therein. The pouch is defined by a gas permeable hydrophobic flexible layer in contact with the hydrophobic gas diffusion layer. The electrode assembly further includes a terminal extending from and away at least one of the electrodes, and through the pouch. Opposing sides of the pouch are sealed to each other and around the terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Adam Weisenstein, Paula J. Kosted, Joel Ballard, Sean Barrett, William A. Garcia
  • Patent number: 10297889
    Abstract: A metal-air battery cell includes an electrode assembly and a sealed pouch. The electrode assembly includes an air electrode, a negative electrode, a separator in contact with and disposed between the electrodes, and a hydrophobic gas diffusion layer in contact with a side of the air electrode opposite the separator. The pouch envelops the electrode assembly and contains an electrolyte therein. The pouch is defined by a gas permeable hydrophobic flexible layer in contact with the hydrophobic gas diffusion layer, and a gas and liquid impermeable flexible layer in contact with the negative electrode. The electrode assembly further includes a terminal extending from and away at least one of the electrodes, and through the pouch. The layers of the pouch are sealed to each other and around the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: ZAF ENERGY SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Adam Weisenstein, Paula J. Kosted, Joel Ballard, Sean Barrett
  • Publication number: 20180212221
    Abstract: An electrode assembly includes an electrode saturated with electrolyte, and one or more ionically conductive and electronically insulating cellulose acetate coatings forming a continuous and conformal film adhered to and encapsulating the electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Sean Barrett, Adam Weisenstein, Cody R. Carter, William A. Garcia
  • Publication number: 20170346147
    Abstract: A metal-air battery cell includes an electrode assembly and a sealed pouch. The electrode assembly includes an air electrode, a negative electrode, a separator in contact with and disposed between the electrodes, and a hydrophobic gas diffusion layer in contact with a side of the air electrode opposite the separator. The pouch envelops the electrode assembly and contains an electrolyte therein. The pouch is defined by a gas permeable hydrophobic flexible layer in contact with the hydrophobic gas diffusion layer, and a gas and liquid impermeable flexible layer in contact with the negative electrode. The electrode assembly further includes a terminal extending from and away at least one of the electrodes, and through the pouch. The layers of the pouch are sealed to each other and around the terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Adam Weisenstein, Paula J. Kosted, Joel Ballard, Sean Barrett
  • Publication number: 20080118201
    Abstract: A photonic interconnect method avoids high capacitance electric interconnects by using optical signals to communicate data between devices. The method can provide massively parallel information output by mapping logical addresses to frequency bands, so that modulation of a selected frequency band can encode information for a specific location corresponding to the logical address. Wavelength-specific directional couplers, modulators, and detectors, which can be fabricated at defects in a photonic bandgap crystal, can be employed for the photonic interconnect method. The interconnect method can be used for both classical and quantum information processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Inventors: Raymond Beausoleil, Philip Kuekes, William Munro, Timothy Spiller, R. Williams, Sean Barrett
  • Publication number: 20080112665
    Abstract: A photonic interconnect system avoids high capacitance electric interconnects by using optical signals to communicate data between devices. The system can provide massively parallel information output by mapping logical addresses to frequency bands, so that modulation of a selected frequency band can encode information for a specific location corresponding to the logical address. Wavelength-specific directional couplers, modulators, and detectors for the photonic interconnect system can be efficiently fabricated at defects in a photonic bandgap crystal. The interconnect system can be used for both classical and quantum information processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Inventors: Raymond Beausoleil, Philip Kuekes, William Munro, Timothy Spiller, R. Williams, Sean Barrett
  • Publication number: 20080112703
    Abstract: A photonic interconnect system avoids high capacitance electric interconnects by using optical signals to communicate data between devices. The system can provide massively parallel information output by mapping logical addresses to frequency bands, so that modulation of a selected frequency band can encode information for a specific location corresponding to the logical address. The system comprises a first device containing a plurality of locations that are separately accessible and a plurality of optical decoders respectively associated with the locations; a second device that generates a logical address identifying a selected one of the locations in the first device; a converter capable of activating each of a plurality of components of an optical signal; and an optical path from the converter to each of the locations. The system can be used for both classical and quantum information processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Inventors: Raymond Beausoleil, Philip Kuekes, William Munro, Timothy Spiller, R. Williams, Sean Barrett
  • Publication number: 20070272498
    Abstract: A disc brake caliper assembly is provided including a support bracket, a pair of slide pins, and a caliper body. The support bracket includes an inboard rail and an outboard rail. The inboard rail defines a pair of engagement bores. The pair of slide pins engage the pair of engagement bores. The caliper body slidably engages the pair of slide pins. The caliper body includes an inboard portion and an outboard portion. The inboard and outboard portions balance each other such that the caliper body has a center of gravity that is substantially axially aligned with the location of engagement between the slide pins and the engagement bores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Applicant: Akebono Corporation (North America)
    Inventors: Sean Barrett, Philip Jedele
  • Publication number: 20070252081
    Abstract: We propose a practical method to generate cluster states for quantum computers. The qubit systems can be NV-centers in diamond, Pauli-blockade quantum dots with an excess electron or ion traps with optical transitions, which are subsequently entangled using a so-called double-heralded single-photon detection scheme. The fidelity of the resulting entanglement is extremely robust against the most important practical errors such as detector loss, light collection efficiency and mode mismatching. The cluster states are generated efficiently using a modified probabilistic teleportation protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2005
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Inventors: William Munro, Timothy Spiller, Sean Barrett, Pieter Kok
  • Publication number: 20070250280
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to methods for determining a phase shift acquired by an entangled N-qubit system represented by a NOON state. In one embodiment, a probe electromagnetic field is coupled with each qubit system. The phase shift acquired by the qubit systems is transferred to the probe electromagnetic field by transforming each qubit-system state into a linear superposition of qubit basis states. An intensity measurement is performed on the probe electromagnetic field in order to obtain a corresponding measurement result. A counter associated with a measurement-result interval is incremented, based on the measurement result falling within the measurement-result interval. A frequency distribution is produced by normalizing the counter associated with each measurement-result interval for a number of trials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2006
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Inventors: Raymond Beausoleil, William Munro, Timothy Spiller, Pieter Kok, Sean Barrett, Kae Nemoto
  • Publication number: 20070227839
    Abstract: A pad clip is provided with a pair of restraining pieces formed by bending a metal plate and remote from each other in an axial direction of a rotor. By the two restraining pieces, portions of the support member are squeezed from both sides of the support member with regard to the axial direction of the rotor so as to be supported the pad clip. By restraining to reduce a portion of the metal plate constituting a scrap by promoting a performance of blanking from the metal plate by devising shapes of the two restraining pieces, low cost formation is achieved by increasing yield of a material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Inventors: Sean Barrett, Seiji Nishimura, Fumiko Matsuyama
  • Publication number: 20070215862
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to methods for generating an entangled state of qubits. In one embodiment of the present invention, a method for preparing an entangled state of qubits comprises providing a probe and N non-interacting qubits, each qubit comprises a linear superposition of two basis states. The probe is transmitted into an interaction region that separately couples the probe to each of the qubits and produces a number of different probes. A linear superposition of states is output from the interaction region, each state in the linear superposition of states comprises a tensor product of entangled basis states and one of the different probes. The linear superposition of states is projected into one of the entangled states by measuring the state of the probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Inventors: Raymond Beausoleil, William Munro, Timothy Spillar, Pieter Kok, Sean Barrett, Kae Nemoto
  • Patent number: D661184
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Sean Barrett, Cole Wright Johnston