Patents by Inventor Tushar K. Shah

Tushar K. Shah 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: 20190351669
    Abstract: Objects produced by conventional three-dimensional printing methods often have limited structural quality. Printing compositions to address this issue can include a solidifiable matrix and a plurality of carbon nanostructures dispersed in the solidifiable matrix. The carbon nanostructures include a plurality of carbon nanotubes that are branched, crosslinked, and share common walls with one another. Three-dimensional printing methods utilizing such printing compositions can include: depositing the printing composition in a layer-by-layer deposition process, and while depositing the printing composition, applying a focused input of microwave radiation in proximity to a location where the printing composition is being deposited. The focused input of microwave radiation heats the carbon nanostructures at the location and promotes consolidation of the printing composition within an object being produced by the layer-by-layer deposition process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Tushar K. Shah, John J. Morber, Han Liu
  • Patent number: 10399322
    Abstract: Objects produced by conventional three-dimensional printing methods often have limited structural quality. Printing compositions to address this issue can include a solidifiable matrix and a plurality of carbon nanostructures dispersed in the solidifiable matrix. The carbon nanostructures include a plurality of carbon nanotubes that are branched, crosslinked, and share common walls with one another. Three-dimensional printing methods utilizing such printing compositions can include: depositing the printing composition in a layer-by-layer deposition process, and while depositing the printing composition, applying a focused input of microwave radiation in proximity to a location where the printing composition is being deposited. The focused input of microwave radiation heats the carbon nanostructures at the location and promotes consolidation of the printing composition within an object being produced by the layer-by-layer deposition process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Applied Nanostructured Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Tushar K. Shah, John J. Morber, Han Liu
  • Patent number: 10138128
    Abstract: A system for synthesizing carbon nanotubes (CNT) on a fiber material includes a surface treatment system adapted to modify the surface of the fiber material to receive a barrier coating upon which carbon nanotubes are to be grown, a barrier coating application system downstream of the surface treatment system adapted to apply the barrier coating to the treated fiber material surface, and a barrier coating curing system downstream of the barrier coating application systems for partially curing the applied barrier coating to enhance reception of CNT growth catalyst nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: APPLIED NANOSTRUCTURED SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Harry C. Malecki, Mark R. Alberding, Brandon K. Malet, Tushar K. Shah
  • Patent number: 9802373
    Abstract: Objects produced by conventional three-dimensional printing methods are often incompletely consolidated and are not easily repaired. Printing compositions to address this issue can include a solidifiable matrix and a microwave absorber dispersed in the solidifiable matrix. The microwave absorber can be a plurality of carbon nanostructures containing a plurality of carbon nanotubes that are branched, crosslinked, and share common walls with one another. Methods for processing a three-dimensional printed object can include: providing a three-dimensional printed object formed from a printing composition containing a solidifiable matrix and a microwave absorber dispersed in the solidifiable matrix, and applying a focused input of microwave radiation to the printed object at one or more locations. Applying the microwave radiation heats the microwave absorber at the one or more locations and promotes consolidation of the printing composition within the printed object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Applied Nanostructured Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Tushar K. Shah, John J. Morber, Han Liu
  • Publication number: 20170240425
    Abstract: A system for synthesizing carbon nanotubes (CNT) on a fiber material includes a surface treatment system adapted to modify the surface of the fiber material to receive a barrier coating upon which carbon nanotubes are to be grown, a barrier coating application system downstream of the surface treatment system adapted to apply the barrier coating to the treated fiber material surface, and a barrier coating curing system downstream of the barrier coating application systems for partially curing the applied barrier coating to enhance reception of CNT growth catalyst nanoparticles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: APPLIED NANOSTRUCTURED SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Harry C. MALECKI, Mark R. Alberding, Brandon K. Malet, Tushar K. Shah
  • Patent number: 9650501
    Abstract: Carbon nanostructures free of an adhered growth substrate can include a plurality of carbon nanotubes that are branched, crosslinked, and share common walls with one another. Under applied shear, crosslinks between the carbon nanotubes in carbon nanostructures can break to form fractured carbon nanotubes that are branched and share common walls. Methods for making polymer composites from carbon nanostructures can include combining a polymer matrix and a plurality of carbon nanostructures that are free of an adhered growth substrate, and dispersing the carbon nanostructures in the polymer matrix under applied shear. The applied shear breaks crosslinks between the carbon nanotubes to form a plurality of fractured carbon nanotubes that are dispersed as individuals in the polymer matrix. Polymer composites can include a polymer matrix and a plurality of fractured carbon nanotubes dispersed as individuals in the polymer matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Applied Nanostructured Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Tushar K. Shah, Mark R. Alberding, Rajneeta R. Basantkumar, Corey A. Fleischer
  • Patent number: 9574300
    Abstract: A composition includes a carbon nanotube (CNT)-infused carbon fiber material that includes a carbon fiber material of spoolable dimensions and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) infused to the carbon fiber material. The infused CNTs are uniform in length and uniform in distribution. The CNT infused carbon fiber material also includes a barrier coating conformally disposed about the carbon fiber material, while the CNTs are substantially free of the barrier coating. A continuous CNT infusion process includes: (a) functionalizing a carbon fiber material; (b) disposing a barrier coating on the functionalized carbon fiber material (c) disposing a carbon nanotube (CNT)-forming catalyst on the functionalized carbon fiber material; and (d) synthesizing carbon nanotubes, thereby forming a carbon nanotube-infused carbon fiber material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Applied NanoStructured Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Tushar K. Shah, Slade H. Gardner, Mark R. Alberding, Harry C. Malecki
  • Patent number: 9573812
    Abstract: A composition includes a carbon nanotube (CNT)-infused metal fiber material which includes a metal fiber material of spoolable dimensions, a barrier coating conformally disposed about the metal fiber material, and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) infused to the metal fiber material. A continuous CNT infusion process includes: (a) disposing a barrier coating and a carbon nanotube (CNT)-forming catalyst on a surface of a metal fiber material of spoolable dimensions; and (b) synthesizing carbon nanotubes on the metal fiber material, thereby forming a carbon nanotube-infused metal fiber material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Applied NanoStructured Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Tushar K. Shah, Slade H. Gardner, Mark R. Alberding, Harry C. Malecki
  • Publication number: 20160362542
    Abstract: Carbon nanostructures free of an adhered growth substrate can include a plurality of carbon nanotubes that are branched, crosslinked, and share common walls with one another. Under applied shear, crosslinks between the carbon nanotubes in carbon nanostructures can break to form fractured carbon nanotubes that are branched and share common walls. Methods for making polymer composites from carbon nanostructures can include combining a polymer matrix and a plurality of carbon nanostructures that are free of an adhered growth substrate, and dispersing the carbon nanostructures in the polymer matrix under applied shear. The applied shear breaks crosslinks between the carbon nanotubes to form a plurality of fractured carbon nanotubes that are dispersed as individuals in the polymer matrix. Polymer composites can include a polymer matrix and a plurality of fractured carbon nanotubes dispersed as individuals in the polymer matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Tushar K. SHAH, Mark R. ALBERDING, Rajneeta R. BASANTKUMAR, Corey A. FLEISCHER
  • Patent number: 9447259
    Abstract: Carbon nanostructures free of an adhered growth substrate can include a plurality of carbon nanotubes that are branched, crosslinked, and share common walls with one another. Under applied shear, crosslinks between the carbon nanotubes in carbon nanostructures can break to form fractured carbon nanotubes that are branched and share common walls. Methods for making polymer composites from carbon nanostructures can include combining a polymer matrix and a plurality of carbon nanostructures that are free of an adhered growth substrate, and dispersing the carbon nanostructures in the polymer matrix under applied shear. The applied shear breaks crosslinks between the carbon nanotubes to form a plurality of fractured carbon nanotubes that are dispersed as individuals in the polymer matrix. Polymer composites can include a polymer matrix and a plurality of fractured carbon nanotubes dispersed as individuals in the polymer matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Applied NanoStructured Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Tushar K. Shah, Mark R. Alberding, Rajneeta R. Basantkumar, Corey A. Fleischer
  • Publication number: 20160130147
    Abstract: A composition includes a carbon nanotube (CNT)-infused metal fiber material which includes a metal fiber material of spoolable dimensions, a barrier coating conformally disposed about the metal fiber material, and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) infused to the metal fiber material. A continuous CNT infusion process includes: (a) disposing a barrier coating and a carbon nanotube (CNT)-forming catalyst on a surface of a metal fiber material of spoolable dimensions; and (b) synthesizing carbon nanotubes on the metal fiber material, thereby forming a carbon nanotube-infused metal fiber material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Tushar K. SHAH, Slade H. GARDNER, Mark R. ALBERDING, Harry C. MALECKI
  • Publication number: 20160130744
    Abstract: A composition includes a carbon nanotube (CNT)-infused carbon fiber material that includes a carbon fiber material of spoolable dimensions and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) infused to the carbon fiber material. The infused CNTs are uniform in length and uniform in distribution. The CNT infused carbon fiber material also includes a barrier coating conformally disposed about the carbon fiber material, while the CNTs are substantially free of the barrier coating. A continuous CNT infusion process includes: (a) functionalizing a carbon fiber material; (b) disposing a barrier coating on the functionalized carbon fiber material (c) disposing a carbon nanotube (CNT)-forming catalyst on the functionalized carbon fiber material; and (d) synthesizing carbon nanotubes, thereby forming a carbon nanotube-infused carbon fiber material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Tushar K. SHAH, Slade H. GARDNER, Mark R. ALBERDING, Harry C. MALECKI
  • Patent number: 9327969
    Abstract: Carbon nanostructures can be formed into polymer composites that are electrically conductive and highly reflective of microwave radiation, thereby facilitating transmission of the microwave radiation. Microwave transmission assemblies containing carbon nanostructures can include an elongate structure containing elongate opposing surfaces that extend the length of the elongate structure and that are spaced apart from one another with a channel region defined in between. The elongate opposing surfaces include a polymer composite containing a polymer matrix and a plurality of carbon nanostructures. Each carbon nanostructure can include a plurality of carbon nanotubes that are branched, crosslinked, and share common walls with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Applied NanoStructured Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Tushar K. Shah, John Morber
  • Patent number: 9311102
    Abstract: Systems and methods to improve performance in a graphics processing unit are described herein. Embodiments achieve power saving in a graphics processing unit by dynamically activating/deactivating individual SIMDs in a shader complex that comprises multiple SIMD units. On-the-fly dynamic disabling and enabling of individual SIMDs provides flexibility in achieving a required performance and power level for a given processing application. Embodiments of the invention also achieve dynamic medium grain clock gating of SIMDs in a shader complex. Embodiments reduce switching power by shutting down clock trees to unused logic by providing a clock on demand mechanism. In this way, embodiments enhance clock gating to save more switching power for the duration of time when SIMDs are idle (or assigned no work). Embodiments can also save leakage power by power gating SIMDs for a duration when SIMDs are idle for an extended period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Tushar K. Shah, Michael J. Mantor, Brian Emberling
  • Patent number: 9241433
    Abstract: A composite for use in electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding applications includes a carbon nanotube (CNT)-infused fiber material disposed in at least a portion of a matrix material. The composite is capable of absorbing or reflecting EM radiation, or combinations thereof in a frequency range from between about 0.01 MHz to about 18 GHz. The electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding effectiveness (SE), is in a range from between about 40 decibels (dB) to about 130 dB. A method of manufacturing the composite includes disposing a CNT-infused fiber material in a portion of a matrix material with a controlled orientation of the CNT-infused fiber material within the matrix material, and curing the matrix material. A panel includes the composite and is adaptable to interface with a device for use in EMI shielding applications. The panel is further equipped with an electrical ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Applied NanoStructured Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Tushar K. Shah, Mark R. Alberding, Harry C. Malecki
  • Publication number: 20150360427
    Abstract: Objects produced by conventional three-dimensional printing methods are often incompletely consolidated and are not easily repaired. Printing compositions to address this issue can include a solidifiable matrix and a microwave absorber dispersed in the solidifiable matrix. The microwave absorber can be a plurality of carbon nanostructures containing a plurality of carbon nanotubes that are branched, crosslinked, and share common walls with one another. Methods for processing a three-dimensional printed object can include: providing a three-dimensional printed object formed from a printing composition containing a solidifiable matrix and a microwave absorber dispersed in the solidifiable matrix, and applying a focused input of microwave radiation to the printed object at one or more locations. Applying the microwave radiation heats the microwave absorber at the one or more locations and promotes consolidation of the printing composition within the printed object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Tushar K. SHAH, John J. MORBER, Han LIU
  • Publication number: 20150360418
    Abstract: Objects produced by conventional three-dimensional printing methods often have limited structural quality. Printing compositions to address this issue can include a solidifiable matrix and a plurality of carbon nanostructures dispersed in the solidifiable matrix. The carbon nanostructures include a plurality of carbon nanotubes that are branched, crosslinked, and share common walls with one another. Three-dimensional printing methods utilizing such printing compositions can include: depositing the printing composition in a layer-by-layer deposition process, and while depositing the printing composition, applying a focused input of microwave radiation in proximity to a location where the printing composition is being deposited. The focused input of microwave radiation heats the carbon nanostructures at the location and promotes consolidation of the printing composition within an object being produced by the layer-by-layer deposition process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Tushar K. SHAH, John J. MORBER, Han LIU
  • Publication number: 20150299849
    Abstract: A composition includes a carbon nanotube (CNT)-infused metal fiber material which includes a metal fiber material of spoolable dimensions, a barrier coating conformally disposed about the metal fiber material, and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) infused to the metal fiber material. A continuous CNT infusion process includes: (a) disposing a barrier coating and a carbon nanotube (CNT)-forming catalyst on a surface of a metal fiber material of spoolable dimensions; and (b) synthesizing carbon nanotubes on the metal fiber material, thereby forming a carbon nanotube-infused metal fiber material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Tushar K. SHAH, Slade H. GARDNER, Mark R. ALBERDING, Harry C. MALECKI
  • Patent number: 9163354
    Abstract: A wire includes a plurality of carbon nanotube infused fibers in which the infused carbon nanotubes are aligned parallel to the fiber axes. An electromagnetic shield for a wire includes a plurality of carbon nanotube infused fibers, in which the infused carbon nanotubes are aligned radially about the fiber axes. The plurality of carbon nanotube infused fibers are arranged circumferentially about the wire with the fiber axes parallel to the wire. A self-shielded wire includes 1) a wire that includes a plurality of carbon nanotube infused fibers in which the infused carbon nanotubes are aligned parallel to the fiber axes; and 2) an electromagnetic shield that includes a plurality of carbon nanotube infused fibers in which the carbon nanotubes are aligned radially about the fiber axes. The axes of the carbon nanotube infused fibers of the wire and the carbon nanotube infused fibers of the electromagnetic shield share are parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Applied Nanostructured Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Tushar K. Shah, Daniel Jacob Adcock, Harry C. Malecki
  • Patent number: 9167736
    Abstract: A wire includes a plurality of carbon nanotube infused fibers in which the infused carbon nanotubes are aligned parallel to the fiber axes. An electromagnetic shield for a wire includes a plurality of carbon nanotube infused fibers, in which the infused carbon nanotubes are aligned radially about the fiber axes. The plurality of carbon nanotube infused fibers are arranged circumferentially about the wire with the fiber axes parallel to the wire. A self-shielded wire includes 1) a wire that includes a plurality of carbon nanotube infused fibers in which the infused carbon nanotubes are aligned parallel to the fiber axes; and 2) an electromagnetic shield that includes a plurality of carbon nanotube infused fibers in which the carbon nanotubes are aligned radially about the fiber axes. The axes of the carbon nanotube infused fibers of the wire and the carbon nanotube infused fibers of the electromagnetic shield share are parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Applied Nanostructured Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Tushar K. Shah, Daniel J. Adcock, Harry C. Malecki