Patents by Inventor Timothy Manning Swager

Timothy Manning Swager 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: 20210363328
    Abstract: A polymer composite formed from an epoxy based polymer and an amino-graphene. The epoxy based polymer forms a polymer matrix and the amino graphene is dispersed throughout the polymer matrix. Further, a graphene is functionalized with 3,5-dinitrophenyl groups to form functionalized graphene and one or more amine functional groups form Meisenheimer complexes with the functionalized graphene to form the amino-graphene. An associated method of making the polymer composite is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicants: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Haleema A. Alamri, Timothy Manning Swager, Aziz Fihri, Ihsan Altaie, S. Sherry Zhu
  • Publication number: 20210202187
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to compositions, devices, and methods for storage of energy (e.g., electrical energy). In some cases, devices including polyacetylene-containing polymers are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: PolyJoule, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian W. Hunter, Timothy Manning Swager, Zhengguo Zhu
  • Publication number: 20210135265
    Abstract: A major challenge in the development of anion exchange membranes for fuel cells is the design and synthesis of highly stable (chemically and mechanically) and conducting membranes. Membranes that can endure highly alkaline environments while rapidly transporting hydroxides are desired. A design for using cross-linked polymer membranes is disclosed to produce ionic highways along charge delocalized pyrazolium and homoconjugated triptycenes. The ionic highway membranes show improved performance in key parameters. Specifically, a conductivity of 111.6 mS cm?1 at 80° C. was obtained with a low 7.9% water uptake and 0.91 mmol g?1 ion exchange capacity. In contrast to existing materials, these systems have higher conductivities at reduced hydration and ionic exchange capacities, emphasizing the role of the highway. The membranes retain more than 75% of initial conductivity after 30 days of alkaline stability test.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Timothy Manning Swager, Jeffrey C. Grossman, Sibo Lin, Yoonseob Kim, Yanming Wang, Arthur France-Lanord, You-Chi Wu, Yifan Li, Yichong Wang
  • Publication number: 20210123921
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein generally relate to: sensing and/or authentication using luminescence imaging; diagnostic assays, systems, and related methods; temporal thermal sensing and related methods; and/or to emissive species, such as those excitable by white light, and related systems and methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: C2Sense, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Manning Swager, Jason R. Cox, Robert Deans, Jeffrey N. Takle, Gabriel Davis, Andrew Wheeler, Steven R. Fletcher, Andrew P. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20210116377
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein generally relate to: sensing and/or authentication using luminescence imaging; diagnostic assays, systems, and related methods; temporal thermal sensing and related methods; and/or to emissive species, such as those excitable by white light, and related systems and methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: C2Sense, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Manning Swager, Jason R. Cox, Robert Deans, Zhengguo Zhu, Brian E. Fratto, Gabriel Davis
  • Publication number: 20210120193
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein generally relate to: sensing and/or authentication using luminescence imaging; diagnostic assays, systems, and related methods; temporal thermal sensing and related methods; and/or to emissive species, such as those excitable by white light, and related systems and methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: C2Sense, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Manning Swager, Jason R. Cox, Robert Deans, Zhengguo Zhu, Brian E. Fratto, Gabriel Davis
  • Publication number: 20210116376
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein generally relate to: sensing and/or authentication using luminescence imaging; diagnostic assays, systems, and related methods; temporal thermal sensing and related methods; and/or to emissive species, such as those excitable by white light, and related systems and methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: C2Sense, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Manning Swager, Jason R. Cox, Robert Deans
  • Publication number: 20210116378
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein generally relate to: sensing and/or authentication using luminescence imaging; diagnostic assays, systems, and related methods; temporal thermal sensing and related methods; and/or to emissive species, such as those excitable by white light, and related systems and methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: C2Sense, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Manning Swager, Jason R. Cox, Robert Deans
  • Publication number: 20210116384
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein generally relate to: sensing and/or authentication using luminescence imaging; diagnostic assays, systems, and related methods; temporal thermal sensing and related methods; and/or to emissive species, such as those excitable by white light, and related systems and methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: C2Sense, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Manning Swager, Jason R. Cox, Robert Deans
  • Publication number: 20210116449
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein generally relate to: sensing and/or authentication using luminescence imaging; diagnostic assays, systems, and related methods; temporal thermal sensing and related methods; and/or to emissive species, such as those excitable by white light, and related systems and methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: C2Sense, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Manning Swager, Jason R. Cox, Robert Deans, Zhengguo Zhu, Brian E. Fratto, Gabriel Davis
  • Publication number: 20210116371
    Abstract: Compositions, articles, systems, and methods for sensing and/or authentication using luminescence imaging are generally provided. In some embodiments, an article (or packaging material of an article) is associated with an emissive material comprising an emissive species (e.g., a luminescent species). In some cases, the emissive species has an emission lifetime of at least 10 nanoseconds (ns). In some cases, a characteristic of an article (e.g., identity, authenticity, age, quality, purity) may be determined by obtaining an image (or series of images) comprising time-dependent information related to an emissive species. In certain instances, for example, the emission lifetime of an emissive species may be determined from an image (or series of images). Since the emission lifetime of an emissive species may be modified by a number of factors, including but not limited to binding or proximity to other molecules (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: C2Sense, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Manning Swager, Jason R. Cox, Robert Deans
  • Publication number: 20210117642
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein generally relate to: sensing and/or authentication using luminescence imaging; diagnostic assays, systems, and related methods; temporal thermal sensing and related methods; and/or to emissive species, such as those excitable by white light, and related systems and methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: C2Sense, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Manning Swager, Jason R. Cox, Robert Deans, Zhengguo Zhu, Brian E. Fratto, Gabriel Davis
  • Publication number: 20210080456
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein may be useful in the detection of analytes. The systems and methods may allow for a relatively simple and rapid way for detecting analytes such as chemical and/or biological analytes and may be useful in numerous applications including sensing, food manufacturing, medical diagnostics, performance materials, dynamic lenses, water monitoring, environmental monitoring, detection of proteins, detection of DNA, among other applications. For example, the systems and methods described herein may be used for determining the presence of a contaminant such as bacteria (e.g., detecting pathogenic bacteria in food and water samples which helps to prevent widespread infection, illness, and even death). Advantageously, the systems and methods described herein may not have the drawbacks in current detection technologies including, for example, relatively high costs, long enrichment steps and analysis times, and/or the need for extensive user training.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Timothy Manning Swager, Jie Li, Suchol Savagatrup, Zachary P. Nelson, Kosuke Yoshinaga, Cassandra Zentner
  • Publication number: 20210041425
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein may be useful in the detection of analytes. The systems and methods may allow for a relatively simple and rapid way for detecting analytes such as chemical and/or biological analytes and may be useful in numerous applications including sensing, food manufacturing, medical diagnostics, performance materials, dynamic lenses, water monitoring, environmental monitoring, detection of proteins, detection of DNA, among other applications. For example, the systems and methods described herein may be used for determining the presence of a contaminant such as bacteria (e.g., detecting pathogenic bacteria in food and water samples which helps to prevent widespread infection, illness, and even death). Advantageously, the systems and methods described herein may not have the drawbacks in current detection technologies including, for example, relatively high costs, long enrichment steps and analysis times, and/or the need for extensive user training.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Timothy Manning Swager, Cassandra Zentner, Alberto Concellon Allueva
  • Publication number: 20200355646
    Abstract: Components, systems, and methods for detection of volatile ions and related methods are generally provided. In some embodiments, the components, systems, and methods are configured for use with mass and/or ion mobility spectrometry. In some embodiments, a characteristic of an article (e.g., identity, authenticity, property, adulteration, product associated information such as age or quality, etc.) may be determined by determining the presence (e.g., an amount) or absence of one or more ionic species emanating from the article. For example, the presence or absence of the one or more ionic species emanating from the article identifies a characteristic of the article. In some embodiments, the one or more ionic species have been proactively added to the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: C2Sense, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Manning Swager, Joseph J. Walish, John Benjamin Goods, Robert Deans
  • Patent number: 10788485
    Abstract: A tag for detecting an analyte can include a radio frequency identification tag including a sensor portion, the sensor portion configured to change resistivity when the radio frequency identification tag contacts or interacts with an analyte, whereby the resistivity change alters an output of the radio frequency identification tag, wherein the sensor portion includes a circuit, and wherein the sensor portion is configured to activate the circuit or deactivate the circuit when contacted or having interacted with the analyte, where the sensor portion includes a plurality of carbon nanotubes associated with a chemically-degradable polymer. In certain embodiments, the chemically degradable polymer can be a metallo-supramolecular polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Timothy Manning Swager, Joseph Michael Azzarelli, Shinsuke Ishihara
  • Publication number: 20200300851
    Abstract: A tag for detecting an analyte can include a radio frequency identification tag including a sensor portion, the sensor portion configured to change resistivity when the radio frequency identification tag contacts or interacts with an analyte, whereby the resistivity change alters an output of the radio frequency identification tag, wherein the sensor portion includes a circuit, and wherein the sensor portion is configured to activate the circuit or deactivate the circuit when contacted or having interacted with the analyte, where the sensor portion includes a plurality of carbon nanotubes associated with a chemically-degradable polymer. In certain embodiments, the chemically degradable polymer can be a metallo-supramolecular polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Timothy Manning Swager, Joseph Michael Azzarelli, Shinsuke Ishihara
  • Publication number: 20200270135
    Abstract: Embodiments relating to the synthesis and processing of graphene molecules are provided. In some cases, methods for the electrochemical expansion and/or functionalization of graphene molecules are provided. In some embodiments, one or more species may be intercalated between adjacent graphene sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Timothy Manning Swager, Yu Lin Zhong
  • Publication number: 20200249237
    Abstract: Components, systems, and methods for gas sensing identification are generally disclosed. In some embodiments, a characteristic of an article (e.g., identity, authenticity, property, product associated information such as age or quality, etc.) may be determined by determining the presence (e.g., an amount) or absence of a chemical compound (or compounds) emanating from the article. For example, the presence or absence of the compound (or compounds) emanating from the article identifies a characteristic of the article. In some embodiments, the chemical compound(s) has been proactively added to the article. That is to say, in some embodiments, the chemical compound is not inherently associated with the article but is added in order to, for example, identify a characteristic of the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: C2Sense, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Deans, John Benjamin Goods, Alexander Robertson Petty, Jan Markus Schnorr, Timothy Manning Swager, Travis Matthew Theis, Laura Jane Tschiegg, Joseph J. Walish, Nicole Katheryn Keller
  • Patent number: 10719755
    Abstract: A tag for detecting an analyte can include a radio frequency identification tag including a sensor portion, the sensor portion configured to change resistivity when the radio frequency identification tag contacts or interacts with an analyte, whereby the resistivity change alters an output of the radio frequency identification tag, wherein the sensor portion includes a circuit, and wherein the sensor portion is configured to activate the circuit or deactivate the circuit when contacted or having interacted with the analyte, wherein the sensor portion includes a conductive material associated with a polymer complex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Timothy Manning Swager, Rong Zhu, Maude Desroches, Bora Yoon