Patents by Inventor Victor A. Maroni

Victor A. Maroni 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: 20200189930
    Abstract: A compound represented by Li?Co(1-x-2y)Mex(M1M2)yO?, (Formula (I)) wherein Me, is one or more of Li, Mg, Al, Ca, Ti, Zr, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, Ru and Sn, and wherein 0?x?0.3, 0<y?0.4, 0.95???1.4, and 1.90???2.10 is disclosed. Further, particles including such compounds are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Hongli Dai, Dapeng Wang, Huiming Wu, Fiona Claire Strobridge, John David Carter, Christopher S. Johnson, Xiaoping Wang, Hakim H. Iddir, Arthur Jeremy Kropf, Yan Li, Victor A. Maroni, Anh D. Vu, Zhenzhen Yang, Arturo Gutierrez, Yanjie Cui
  • Patent number: 10597307
    Abstract: A compound represented by Li?Co(1-x-2y)Mex(M1M2)yO?, (Formula (I)) wherein Me, is one or more of Li, Mg, Al, Ca, Ti, Zr, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, Ru and Sn, and wherein 0?x?0.3, 0<y?0.4, 0.95???1.4, and 1.90???2.10 is disclosed. Further, particles including such compounds are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hongli Dai, Dapeng Wang, Huiming Wu, Fiona Claire Strobridge, John David Carter, Christopher S. Johnson, Xiaoping Wang, Hakim H. Iddir, Arthur Jeremy Kropf, Yan Li, Victor A. Maroni, Anh D. Vu, Zhenzhen Yang, Arturo Gutierrez, Yanjie Cui
  • Publication number: 20190074514
    Abstract: Compounds, powders, and cathode active materials that can be used in lithium ion batteries are described herein. Methods of making such compounds, powders, and cathode active materials are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Huiming Wu, Hongli Dai, Dapeng Wang, Christopher S. Johnson, John David Carter, Yanjie Cui, Arturo Gutierrez, Hakim H. Iddir, Arthur Jeremy Kropf, Yan Li, Victor A. Maroni, Anh D. Vu, Xiaoping Wang, Zhenzhen Yang
  • Patent number: 10164256
    Abstract: Compounds, powders, and cathode active materials that can be used in lithium ion batteries are described herein. Methods of making such compounds, powders, and cathode active materials are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Huiming Wu, Hongli Dai, Dapeng Wang, Christopher S. Johnson, John David Carter, Yanjie Cui, Arturo Gutierrez, Hakim H. Iddir, Arthur Jeremy Kropf, Yan Li, Victor A. Maroni, Anh D. Vu, Xiaoping Wang, Zhenzhen Yang
  • Patent number: 10141572
    Abstract: Compounds, powders, and cathode active materials that can be used in lithium ion batteries are described herein. Methods of making such compounds, powders, and cathode active materials are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Huiming Wu, Hongli Dai, Dapeng Wang, Christopher S. Johnson, John David Carter, Yanjie Cui, Arturo Gutierrez, Hakim H. Iddir, Arthur Jeremy Kropf, Yan Li, Victor A. Maroni, Anh D. Vu, Xiaoping Wang, Zhenzhen Yang
  • Publication number: 20180257947
    Abstract: A compound represented by Li?Co(1-x-2y)Mex(M1M2)yO?, (Formula (I)) wherein Me, is one or more of Li, Mg, Al, Ca, Ti, Zr, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, Ru and Sn, and wherein 0?x?0.3, 0<y?0.4, 0.95???1.4, and 1.90???2.10 is disclosed. Further, particles including such compounds are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Hongli Dai, Dapeng Wang, Huiming Wu, Fiona Claire Strobridge, John David Carter, Christopher S. Johnson, Xiaoping Wang, Hakim H. Iddir, Arthur Jeremy Kropf, Yan Li, Victor A. Maroni, Anh D. Vu, Zhenzhen Yang, Arturo Gutierrez, Yanjie Cui
  • Publication number: 20180114984
    Abstract: Compounds, powders, and cathode active materials that can be used in lithium ion batteries are described herein. Methods of making such compounds, powders, and cathode active materials are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Huiming Wu, Hongli Dai, Dapeng Wang, Christopher S. Johnson, John David Carter, Yanjie Cui, Arturo Gutierrez, Hakim H. Iddir, Arthur Jeremy Kropf, Yan Li, Victor A. Maroni, Anh D. Vu, Xiaoping Wang, Zhenzhen Yang
  • Publication number: 20180114983
    Abstract: Compounds, powders, and cathode active materials that can be used in lithium ion batteries are described herein. Methods of making such compounds, powders, and cathode active materials are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Hongli Dai, Akshaya K. Padhi, Huiming Wu, Dapeng Wang, Christopher S. Johnson, John David Carter, Martin Bettge, Wenquan Lu, Chi-Kai Lin, Victor A. Maroni, Xiaoping Wang
  • Publication number: 20180079655
    Abstract: A compound represented by Li?Co(1-x-2y)Mex(M1M2)yO?, (Formula (I)) wherein Me, is one or more of Li, Mg, Al, Ca, Ti, Zr, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, Ru and Sn, and wherein 0?x?0.3, 0<y?0.4, 0.95???1.4, and 1.90???2.10 is disclosed. Further, particles including such compounds are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Hongli Dai, Dapeng Wang, Huiming Wu, Fiona Claire Strobridge, John David Carter, Christopher S. Johnson, Xiaoping Wang, Hakim H. Iddir, Arthur Jeremy Kropf, Yan Li, Victor A. Maroni, Anh D. Vu, Zhenzhen Yang, Arturo Gutierrez, Yanjie Cui
  • Publication number: 20180062156
    Abstract: Compounds, powders, and cathode active materials that can be used in lithium ion batteries are described herein. Methods of making such compounds, powders, and cathode active materials are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Huiming Wu, Hongli Dai, Dapeng Wang, Christopher S. Johnson, John David Carter, Yanjie Cui, Arturo Gutierrez, Hakim H. Iddir, Jeremy Kropf, Yan Li, Victor A. Maroni, Anh D. Vu, Xiaoping Wang, Zhenzhen Yang
  • Publication number: 20170263929
    Abstract: Compounds, powders, and cathode active materials that can be used in lithium ion batteries are described herein. Methods of making such compounds, powders, and cathode active materials are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Huiming Wu, Hongli Dai, Dapeng Wang, Christopher S. Johnson, John David Carter, Yanjie Cui, Arturo Gutierrez, Hakim H. Iddir, Jeremy Kropf, Yan Li, Victor A. Maroni, Anh D. Vu, Xiaoping Wang, Zhenzhen Yang
  • Publication number: 20170263928
    Abstract: Compounds, powders, and cathode active materials that can be used in lithium ion batteries are described herein. Methods of making such compounds, powders, and cathode active materials are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Hongli Dai, Akshaya K. Padhi, Huiming Wu, Dapeng Wang, Christopher S. Johnson, John David Carter, Martin Bettge, Wenquan Lu, Chi-Kai Lin, Victor A. Maroni, Xiaoping Wang
  • Publication number: 20120035056
    Abstract: A method of making a superconducting article that involves using MOCVD to deposit onto a uniaxially or biaxially textured surface an epitaxial layer that includes a superconducting material such as REBa2Cu3O7 and a secondary phase comprising at least one dopant, the dopant including Nb, Ta and/or V, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: TOLGA AYTUG, Mariappan Parans Paranthaman, Victor A. Maroni, Dean J. Miller
  • Patent number: 7722757
    Abstract: A method and device for the production of hydrogen from water and electricity using an active metal alloy. The active metal alloy reacts with water producing hydrogen and a metal hydroxide. The metal hydroxide is consumed, restoring the active metal alloy, by applying a voltage between the active metal alloy and the metal hydroxide. As the process is sustainable, only water and electricity is required to sustain the reaction generating hydrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy
    Inventors: William E. Miller, Victor A. Maroni, James L. Willit
  • Patent number: 6894006
    Abstract: A method for reducing the concentration of non-superconducting phases during the heat treatment of Pb doped Ag/Bi-2223 composites having Bi-2223 and Bi-2212 superconducting phases is disclosed. A Pb doped Ag/Bi-2223 composite having Bi-2223 and Bi-2212 superconducting phases is heated in an atmosphere having an oxygen partial pressure not less than about 0.04 atmospheres and the temperature is maintained at the lower of a non-superconducting phase take-off temperature and the Bi-2223 superconducting phase grain growth take-off temperature. The oxygen partial pressure is varied and the temperature is varied between about 815° C. and about 835° C. to produce not less than 80 percent conversion to Pb doped Bi-2223 superconducting phase and not greater than about 20 volume percent non-superconducting phases. The oxygen partial pressure is preferably varied between about 0.04 and about 0.21 atmospheres. A product by the method is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Assignees: University of Chicago, American Superconductor Corp.
    Inventors: Victor A. Maroni, Nazarali N. Merchant, Ronald D. Parrella
  • Patent number: 5468566
    Abstract: An article and method of manufacture of (Bi, Pb)-Sr-Ca-Cu-O superconductor. The superconductor is manufactured by preparing a first powdered mixture of bismuth oxide, lead oxide, strontium carbonate, calcium carbonate and copper oxide. A second powdered mixture is then prepared of strontium carbonate, calcium carbonate and copper oxide. The mixtures are calcined separately with the two mixtures then combined. The resulting combined mixture is then subjected to a powder in tube deformation and thermal processing to produce a substantially phase pure (Bi, Pb)-Sr-Ca-Cu-O superconductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1995
    Assignee: University of Chicago
    Inventors: Stephen E. Dorris, Roger B. Poeppel, Barton C. Prorok, Michael T. Lanagan, Victor A. Maroni
  • Patent number: 5354535
    Abstract: An article and method of manufacture of (Bi,Pb)-Sr-Ca-Cu-O superconductor. The superconductor is manufactured by preparing a first powdered mixture of bismuth oxide, lead oxide, strontium carbonate, calcium carbonate and copper oxide. A second powdered mixture is then prepared of strontium carbonate, calcium carbonate and copper oxide. The mixtures are calcined separately with the two mixtures then combined. The resulting combined mixture is then subjected to a powder in tube deformation and thermal processing to produce a substantially phase pure (Bi,Pb)-Sr-Ca-Cu-O superconductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1994
    Assignee: University of Chicago
    Inventors: Stephen E. Dorris, Roger B. Poeppel, Barton C. Prorok, Michael T. Lanagan, Victor A. Maroni
  • Patent number: 5306683
    Abstract: A zeolite based catalyst for activation and conversion of methane. A zeolite support includes a transition metal (Mo, Cr or W) sulfide disposed within the micropores of the zeolite. The catalyst allows activation and conversion of methane to C.sub.2 + hydrocarbons in a reducing atmosphere, thereby avoiding formation of oxides of carbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1994
    Assignee: ARCH Development Corporation
    Inventors: Victor A. Maroni, Lennox E. Iton, James W. Pasterczyk, Markus Winterer, Theodore R. Krause
  • Patent number: 5079223
    Abstract: A method of forming a composite by providing a ceramic capable of having zero electrical resistance and complete diamagnetism at superconducting temperatures, bonding a thin layer of Ag, Au or alloys thereof with the ceramic. Thereafter, there is bonded a first metal to the ceramic surface at a temperature less than about 400.degree. C., and then a second metal is bonded to the first metal at a temperature less than about 400.degree. C. to form a composite wherein the first metal is selected from the class consisting of In, Ga, Sn, Bi, Zn, Cd, Pb, Ti and alloys thereof and wherein the second metal is selected from the class consisting of Al, Cu, Pb and Zn and alloys thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1992
    Assignee: Arch Development Corporation
    Inventor: Victor A. Maroni
  • Patent number: 5068485
    Abstract: Aluminophosphate molecular sieves substituted with cobalt, manganese or iron and having the AlPO.sub.4 -34 or AlPO.sub.4 -5, or related AlPO.sub.4 structure activate methane starting at approximately 350.degree. C. Between 400.degree. and 500.degree. C. and at methane pressures .ltoreq.1 atmosphere the rate of methane conversion increases steadily with typical conversion efficiencies at 500.degree. C. approaching 50% and selectivity to the production of C.sub.2+ hydrocarbons approaching 100%. The activation mechanism is based on reduction of the transition metal(III) form of the molecular sieve to the transition metal(II) form with accompanying oxidative dehydrogenation of the methane. Reoxidation of the - transition metal(II) form to the transition metal(III) form can be done either chemically (e.g., using O.sub.2) or electrochemically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1991
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy
    Inventors: Lennox E. Iton, Victor A. Maroni