Patents by Inventor Thomas F MILLER, III

Thomas F MILLER, III 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: 20200373622
    Abstract: Electrolyte solutions including at least one anhydrous fluoride salt and at least one non-aqueous solvent are presented. The fluoride salt includes an organic cation having a charge center (e.g., N, P, S, or O) that does not possess a carbon in the ?-position or does not possess a carbon in the ?-position having a bound hydrogen. This salt structure facilitates its ability to be made anhydrous without decomposition. Example anhydrous fluoride salts include (2,2-dimethylpropyl)trimethylammonium fluoride and bis(2,2-dimethylpropyl)dimethylammonium fluoride. Combining these fluoride salts with at least one fluorine-containing non-aqueous solvent (e.g., bis(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)ether; (BTFE)) promotes solubility of the salt within the non-aqueous solvents. The solvent may be a mixture of at least one non-aqueous, fluorine-containing solvent and at least one other non-aqueous, fluorine or non-fluorine containing solvent (e.g., BTFE and propionitrile or dimethoxyethane).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicants: CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Simon C. JONES, Victoria K. DAVIS, Christopher M. BATES, Nebojsa MOMCILOVIC, Brett M. SAVOIE, Michael A. WEBB, Thomas F. MILLER, III, Robert H. GRUBBS, Christopher BROOKS, Kaoru OMICHI
  • Patent number: 10720666
    Abstract: Electrolyte solutions including at least one anhydrous fluoride salt and at least one non-aqueous solvent are presented. The fluoride salt includes an organic cation having a charge center (e.g., N, P, S, or O) that does not possess a carbon in the ?-position or does not possess a carbon in the ?-position having a bound hydrogen. This salt structure facilitates its ability to be made anhydrous without decomposition. Example anhydrous fluoride salts include (2,2-dimethylpropyl)trimethylammonium fluoride and bis(2,2-dimethylpropyl)dimethylammonium fluoride. Combining these fluoride salts with at least one fluorine-containing non-aqueous solvent (e.g., bis(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)ether; (BTFE)) promotes solubility of the salt within the non-aqueous solvents. The solvent may be a mixture of at least one non-aqueous, fluorine-containing solvent and at least one other non-aqueous, fluorine or non-fluorine containing solvent (e.g., BTFE and propionitrile or dimethoxyethane).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignees: California Institute of Technology, Honda Motor Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Simon C. Jones, Victoria K. Davis, Christopher M. Bates, Nebojsa Momcilovic, Brett M. Savoie, Michael A. Webb, Thomas F. Miller, III, Robert H. Grubbs, Christopher Brooks, Kaoru Omichi
  • Publication number: 20200106133
    Abstract: Processes and reaction mixtures including non-aqueous solvent mixtures are presented. Non-aqueous solvent mixtures including fluoride salt and non-aqueous solvent combinations are provided that possess high fluoride ion concentrations useful for a range of applications, including organic synthesis. Further non-aqueous solvent mixtures are provided including a salt possessing a non-fluoride anion and a non-aqueous solvent that, when contacted with aqueous fluoride-containing reagents, extract fluoride ions to form non-aqueous fluoride-ion solutions possessing high fluoride-ion concentrations. The salts include an organic cation that does not possess a carbon in the ?-position or does not possess a carbon in the ?-position having a bound hydrogen. This salt structure facilitates its ability to be made anhydrous without decomposition. Example anhydrous fluoride salts include (2,2-dimethylpropyl)trimethylammonium fluoride and bis(2,2-dimethylpropyl)dimethylammonium fluoride.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicants: CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Simon C. JONES, Victoria K. DAVIS, Christopher M. BATES, Nebojsa MOMCILOVIC, Brett M. SAVOIE, Michael A. WEBB, Thomas F. MILLER, III, Robert H. GRUBBS, Jennifer M. MURPHY
  • Publication number: 20200008725
    Abstract: To identify physiological states that are predictive of a person's performance, a system provides physiological and behavioral interfaces and a data processing pipeline. Physiological sensors generate physiological data about the person while performing a task. The behavioral interface generates performance data about the person while performing the task. The pipeline collects the physiological and performance data along with reference data from a population of people performing the same or similar tasks. In various implementations, the physiological states are brain states. In one implementation, the pipeline computes bandpower ratios.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: DAVID BACH, SUHAS CHELIAN, PAUL DEGUZMAN, JACEK DMOCHOWSKI, AMY KRUSE, WILL MCBURNETT, STEVEN L. MILLER, THOMAS F. NUGENT, III, PAUL SAJDA
  • Publication number: 20190372111
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a fluoride shuttle battery and nanostructures of copper based cathode materials in the fluoride shuttle battery. The F-shuttle batteries of present disclosure comprise a liquid electrolyte, which allows the F-shuttle batteries to operate under room temperature. The minimum thickness of copper layer within the copper nanostructures is no more than 20 nm. The thickness of copper layer within the copper nanostructures is controlled and reduced to ensure the energy densities of F-shuttle batteries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Qingmin XU, Christopher J. Brooks, Ryan Mckenney, Nam Hawn Chou, Kaoru Omichi, Simon C. Jones, Thomas F. Miller, III, Stephen A. Munoz
  • Patent number: 10468722
    Abstract: Processes and reaction mixtures including non-aqueous solvent mixtures are presented. Non-aqueous solvent mixtures including fluoride salt and non-aqueous solvent combinations are provided that possess high fluoride ion concentrations useful for a range of applications, including organic synthesis. Further non-aqueous solvent mixtures are provided including a salt possessing a non-fluoride anion and a non-aqueous solvent that, when contacted with aqueous fluoride-containing reagents, extract fluoride ions to form non-aqueous fluoride-ion solutions possessing high fluoride-ion concentrations. The salts include an organic cation that does not possess a carbon in the ?-position or does not possess a carbon in the ?-position having a bound hydrogen. This salt structure facilitates its ability to be made anhydrous without decomposition. Example anhydrous fluoride salts include (2,2-dimethylpropyl)trimethylammonium fluoride and bis(2,2-dimethylpropyl)dimethylammonium fluoride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignees: California Institute of Technology, The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Simon C. Jones, Victoria K. Davis, Christopher M. Bates, Nebojsa Momcilovic, Brett M. Savoie, Michael A. Webb, Thomas F. Miller, III, Robert H. Grubbs, Jennifer M. Murphy
  • Patent number: 10118976
    Abstract: Anion-coordinating polymers comprising one or more anion-coordinating unit of Formula (I), optionally in combination with one or more cation-coordinating unit of Formula (II) and/or a linking unit of Formula (III) and related electrolytes, batteries, methods and system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignees: CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, CORNELL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Brett M. Savoie, Michael A. Webb, Robert H. Grubbs, Thomas F. Miller, III, Geoffrey W. Coates, Qi Zheng
  • Patent number: 10108776
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described to provide computerized trajectory-based methods to represent translocon-associated protein trajectories, provide proteins or protein sequences with desired translocon-associated biogenesis features, screening proteins or protein sequences to provide proteins or protein sequences with desired translocon-associated biogenesis features, screening translocon-associated biogenesis feature determinants to provide proteins or protein sequences with desired translocon-associated biogenesis features, identifying translocon-associated biogenesis feature determinants of a given protein sequence, computer-based protein sequence identification methods, computer-based methods for identifying correlations in a set of protein sequences, computer-based methods for identifying correlations between experimental data and computer-generated data in a protein sequence, and computer-based methods for determining which modifications of a protein sequence do not substantially affect a translocon-ass
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Thomas F. Miller, III, William M. Clemons, Jr., Stephen Marshall, Axel Mueller, Michiel Niesen, Bin Zhang
  • Patent number: 10013525
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described to provide computerized trajectory-based methods to represent translocon-associated protein trajectories, provide proteins or protein sequences with desired translocon-associated biogenesis features, screening proteins or protein sequences to provide proteins or protein sequences with desired translocon-associated biogenesis features, screening translocon-associated biogenesis feature determinants to provide proteins or protein sequences with desired translocon-associated biogenesis features, identifying translocon-associated biogenesis feature determinants of a given protein sequence, computer-based protein sequence identification methods, computer-based methods for identifying correlations in a set of protein sequences, computer-based methods for identifying correlations between experimental data and computer-generated data in a protein sequence, and computer-based methods for determining which modifications of a protein sequence do not substantially affect a translocon-ass
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Thomas F. Miller, III, William M. Clemons, Jr., Stephen Marshall, Axel Mueller, Michiel Niesen, Bin Zhang
  • Publication number: 20170275399
    Abstract: Anion-coordinating polymers comprising one or more anion-coordinating unit of Formula (I), optionally in combination with one or more cation-coordinating unit of Formula (II) and/or a linking unit of Formula (III) and related electrolytes, batteries, methods and system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Brett M. SAVOIE, Michael A. WEBB, Robert H. GRUBBS, Thomas F. MILLER, III, Geoffrey W. COATES, Qi ZHENG
  • Publication number: 20170062874
    Abstract: Electrolyte solutions including at least one anhydrous fluoride salt and at least one non-aqueous solvent are presented. The fluoride salt includes an organic cation having a charge center (e.g., N, P, S, or O) that does not possess a carbon in the ?-position or does not possess a carbon in the ?-position having a bound hydrogen. This salt structure facilitates its ability to be made anhydrous without decomposition. Example anhydrous fluoride salts include (2,2-dimethylpropyl)trimethylammonium fluoride and bis(2,2-dimethylpropyl)dimethylammonium fluoride. Combining these fluoride salts with at least one fluorine-containing non-aqueous solvent (e.g., bis(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)ether; (BTFE)) promotes solubility of the salt within the non-aqueous solvents. The solvent may be a mixture of at least one non-aqueous, fluorine-containing solvent and at least one other non-aqueous, fluorine or non-fluorine containing solvent (e.g., BTFE and propionitrile or dimethoxyethane).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Simon C. JONES, Victoria K. DAVIS, Christopher M. BATES, Nebojsa MOMCILOVIC, Brett M. SAVOIE, Michael A. WEBB, Thomas F. MILLER, III, Robert H. GRUBBS, Christopher BROOKS, Kaoru OMICHI
  • Publication number: 20170057908
    Abstract: Processes and reaction mixtures including non-aqueous solvent mixtures are presented. Non-aqueous solvent mixtures including fluoride salt and non-aqueous solvent combinations are provided that possess high fluoride ion concentrations useful for a range of applications, including organic synthesis. Further non-aqueous solvent mixtures are provided including a salt possessing a non-fluoride anion and a non-aqueous solvent that, when contacted with aqueous fluoride-containing reagents, extract fluoride ions to form non-aqueous fluoride-ion solutions possessing high fluoride-ion concentrations. The salts include an organic cation that does not possess a carbon in the ?-position or does not possess a carbon in the ?-position having a bound hydrogen. This salt structure facilitates its ability to be made anhydrous without decomposition. Example anhydrous fluoride salts include (2,2-dimethylpropyl)trimethylammonium fluoride and bis(2,2-dimethylpropyl)dimethylammonium fluoride.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Simon C. JONES, Victoria K. DAVIS, Christopher M. BATES, Nebojsa MOMCILOVIC, Brett M. SAVOIE, Michael A. WEBB, Thomas F. MILLER, III, Robert H. GRUBBS, Jennifer M. MURPHY
  • Publication number: 20150142398
    Abstract: A method for simulating a molecular system involving partitioning the system into a plurality of subsystems at the level of one-particle basis functions and applying different mean-field levels of accuracy to the subsystems is described. One or more subsystems are treated with more computationally costly mean-field methods than the other subsystems in the molecular system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas F MILLER, III, Frederick R MANBY