Patents by Inventor Timothy N. Lambert

Timothy N. Lambert 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).

  • Patent number: 10836638
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel solution or route for metal phosphide (MPx) nanomaterials from the thermal decomposition of metal bis[bis(diisopropylphosphino)amide], M[N(PPri2)2]2, and/or single-source precursors. Synthetic routes to MPx nanomaterials may be used in energy applications including batteries, semiconductors, magnets, catalyst, lasers, inks, electrocatalysts and photodiodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: UNM Rainforest Innovations
    Inventors: Richard Alan Kemp, Diane Dickie, Bernadette A. Hernandez-Sanchez, Timothy N. Lambert
  • Patent number: 10570010
    Abstract: The various technologies presented herein relate to formation of carbon micromechanical systems (CMEMS), wherein the CMEMS comprise multiple layers of carbon structures and are formed using a plurality of photoresist precursors that are processed to form carbon. The various embodiments can be utilized in producing a plurality of CMEMS with full production level fabrication, e.g., 6 inch wafers can be processed. A pyrolyzed layer of carbon is lithographically defined after pyrolysis, wherein the post-pyrolysis etch process can produce carbon structures having repeatable and accurate device geometries, with straight sidewalls. A sacrificial layer can be applied to facilitate separation of a first carbon layer from a second carbon layer, wherein, upon pyrolysis to form the second carbon layer and lithography thereof, the sacrificial layer is removed to form a CMEMS comprising a first carbon layer (e.g., comprising bottom contacts) located beneath a second carbon layer (e.g., a mechanical layer).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Sean Finnegan, Cody M. Washburn, David Bruce Burckel, David R. Wheeler, Timothy N. Lambert, Lee Taylor Massey, Jennifer Marie Strong, Christopher Dyck
  • Publication number: 20190341623
    Abstract: A transition metal oxide nanomaterial has a catalytically active surface containing a plurality of metal ion catalysts. A coating is formed of pyrolyzed carbon positioned on the transition metal oxide nanomaterial catalytically active surface. The pyrolyzed carbon coating is formed by pyrolyzing a carbon precursor, such as by pyrolyzing a saccharide. The coating covers the nanomaterial at least partially. The transition metal oxide nanomaterial forms a coated nanomaterial and the coated nanomaterial contains less than 10% carbon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventor: Timothy N. Lambert
  • Patent number: 10387050
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing problems and disadvantages associated with traditional approaches to providing accessibility and redundancy for access controller storage media are provided. A method for providing accessibility for storage media of an access controller in an information handling system may include: (i) emulating the storage media such that the storage media appears to an operating system executing on the information handling system as storage media locally attached to the information handling system; (ii) mounting the storage media such that data may be communicated between the storage media and a processor integral to the access controller; (iii) mounting a portion of a network-attached storage remote to the information handling system such that data may be communicated between the portion of the network-attached storage and the processor; and (iv) maintaining redundancy between the storage media and the portion of network-attached storage in accordance with a redundancy policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Shawn Joel Dube, Quy N. Hoang, Timothy M. Lambert
  • Publication number: 20190197101
    Abstract: A computing system is described that includes user interface components configured to receive typed user input; and one or more processors. The one or more processors are configured to: receive, by a computing system and at a first time, a first portion of text typed by a user in an electronic message being edited; predict, based on the first portion of text, a first candidate portion of text to follow the first portion of text; output, for display, the predicted first candidate portion of text for optional selection to append to the first portion of text; determine, at a second time that is after the first time, that the electronic message is directed to a sensitive topic; and responsive to determining that the electronic message is directed to a sensitive topic, refrain from outputting subsequent candidate portions of text for optional selection to append to text in the electronic message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Paul Roland Lambert, Timothy Youngjin Sohn, Jacqueline Amy Tsay, Gagan Bansal, Cole Austin Bevis, Kaushik Roy, Justin Tzi-jay LU, Katherine Anna Evans, Tobias Bosch, Yinan Wang, Matthew Vincent Dierker, Gregory Russell Bullock, Ettore Randazzo, Tobias Kaufmann, Yonghui Wu, Benjamin N. Lee, Xu Chen, Brian Strope, Yun-hsuan Sung, Do Kook Choe, Rami Eid Sammour Al-Rfou'
  • Publication number: 20190044145
    Abstract: A rechargeable electrochemical battery is disclosed. The battery includes a cell container; a cathode comprising a positive electrode active material; an anode comprising a negative electrode active material; a separator disposed between the positive and negative electrodes; and an electrolyte. At least one of the positive electrode active material or the negative electrode active material includes a material including copper and sulfur based compounds that are electrochemically cycled in the rechargeable battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy N. Lambert, Jonathon Duay
  • Patent number: 10186740
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an electrochemical half-cell comprising: an electrolyte, an anode; and an ionomeric barrier positioned between the electrolyte and the anode. The anode may comprise a multi-electron vanadium phosphorous. The electrochemical half-cell is configured to oxidize the vanadium and phosphorous alloy to release electrons. A method of mitigating corrosion in an electrochemical cell includes disposing an ionomeric barrier in a path of electrolyte or ion flow to an anode and mitigating anion accumulation on the surface of the anode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy N. Lambert, Michael Hibbs
  • Patent number: 10096536
    Abstract: Various technologies presented herein relate to forming one or more heat dissipating structures (e.g., heat spreaders and/or heat sinks) on a substrate, wherein the substrate forms part of an electronic component. The heat dissipating structures are formed from graphene, with advantage being taken of the high thermal conductivity of graphene. The graphene (e.g., in flake form) is attached to a diazonium molecule, and further, the diazonium molecule is utilized to attach the graphene to material forming the substrate. A surface of the substrate is treated to comprise oxide-containing regions and also oxide-free regions having underlying silicon exposed. The diazonium molecule attaches to the oxide-free regions, wherein the diazonium molecule bonds (e.g., covalently) to the exposed silicon. Attachment of the diazonium plus graphene molecule is optionally repeated to enable formation of a heat dissipating structure of a required height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Cody M. Washburn, Timothy N. Lambert, David R. Wheeler, Christopher T. Rodenbeck, Tarak A. Railkar
  • Patent number: 9721867
    Abstract: Various technologies presented herein relate to forming one or more heat dissipating structures (e.g., heat spreaders and/or heat sinks) on a substrate, wherein the substrate forms part of an electronic component. The heat dissipating structures are formed from graphene, with advantage being taken of the high thermal conductivity of graphene. The graphene (e.g., in flake form) is attached to a diazonium molecule, and further, the diazonium molecule is utilized to attach the graphene to material forming the substrate. A surface of the substrate is treated to comprise oxide-containing regions and also oxide-free regions having underlying silicon exposed. The diazonium molecule attaches to the oxide-free regions, wherein the diazonium molecule bonds (e.g., covalently) to the exposed silicon. Attachment of the diazonium plus graphene molecule is optionally repeated to enable formation of a heat dissipating structure of a required height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignees: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC, Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventors: Cody M. Washburn, Timothy N. Lambert, David R. Wheeler, Christopher T. Rodenbeck, Tarak A. Railkar
  • Patent number: 9685684
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an electrochemical half-cell comprising: an electrolyte, an anode; and an ionomeric barrier positioned between the electrolyte and the anode. The anode may comprise a multi-electron vanadium phosphorous alloy, such as VPx, wherein x is 1-5. The electrochemical half-cell is configured to oxidize the vanadium and phosphorous alloy to release electrons. A method of mitigating corrosion in an electrochemical cell includes disposing an ionomeric barrier in a path of electrolyte or ion flow to an anode and mitigating anion accumulation on the surface of the anode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy N. Lambert, Michael Hibbs
  • Patent number: 9513554
    Abstract: A microporous carbon scaffold is produced by lithographically patterning a carbon-containing photoresist, followed by pyrolysis of the developed resist structure. Prior to exposure, the photoresist is loaded with a nanoparticulate material. After pyrolysis, the nanonparticulate material is dispersed in, and intimately mixed with, the carbonaceous material of the scaffold, thereby yielding a carbon composite structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Sandia Corporation
    Inventors: David Bruce Burckel, Cody M. Washburn, Timothy N. Lambert, Patrick Sean Finnegan, David R. Wheeler
  • Patent number: 9515340
    Abstract: An apparatus of an aspect includes a fuel cell catalyst layer. The fuel cell catalyst layer is operable to catalyze a reaction involving a fuel reactant. A fuel cell gas diffusion layer is coupled with the fuel cell catalyst layer. The fuel cell gas diffusion layer includes a porous electrically conductive material. The porous electrically conductive material is operable to allow the fuel reactant to transfer through the fuel cell gas diffusion layer to reach the fuel cell catalyst layer. The porous electrically conductive material is also operable to conduct electrons associated with the reaction through the fuel cell gas diffusion layer. An electrically conductive polymer material is coupled with the fuel cell gas diffusion layer. The electrically conductive polymer material is operable to limit transfer of the fuel reactant to the fuel cell catalyst layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Sandia Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald J. Stanis, Timothy N. Lambert