Carbon Or Compound Thereof Patents (Class 423/414)
  • Patent number: 10033031
    Abstract: A method for making a thin film lithium ion battery is provided. A cathode material layer and an anode material layer are provided. A carbon nanotube array is applied to a surface of the cathode material layer and pressed to form a first carbon nanotube layer on the surface of the cathode material layer to obtain a cathode electrode. A second carbon nanotube layer is formed on a surface of the anode material layer to obtain an anode electrode. A solid electrolyte layer is applied between the cathode electrode and the anode electrode to form a battery cell. At least one battery cell is then encapsulated in an external encapsulating shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jia-Ping Wang, Ke Wang, Shu Luo, Kai-Li Jiang, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 10017706
    Abstract: A stabilized composition comprising a liquid hydrocarbon fuel, such as JP-8, and a fuel additive, wherein the fuel additive comprises a graphitic carbon compound functionalized with a plurality of alkyl groups, wherein at least one alkyl group at each site of alkyl functionalization on the graphitic carbon compound has 8 or more carbon atoms, for example, poly(octadecyl)-graphene oxide. A method of increasing the energy density of a liquid hydrocarbon fuel involving adding to the fuel one or more alkyl-functionalized graphitic carbon compounds. The stabilized composition is useful for enhancing the properties of combustion processes, including energy density, thrust, flame speed, or a combination thereof, without introducing undesirable combustion effects, emissions, or combustion signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: PRECISION COMBUSTION, INC.
    Inventors: Codruta Loebick, Jeffrey Weissman
  • Patent number: 9751076
    Abstract: Novel transition element-embedded carbon materials and methods for forming the same. The embedded transition elements can be oxides or hydroxides and may include a transition metal. In some cases the transition element-embedded materials are catalytic material suitable for use in a variety of catalytic systems. According to one specific example, the transition element that is embedded is a niobia species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Haifeng Xiong, Abhaya Datye
  • Patent number: 9605343
    Abstract: Methods of forming carbon films, structures and devices including the carbon films, and systems for forming the carbon films are disclosed. A method includes depositing a metal carbide film using atomic layer deposition (ALD). Metal from the metal carbide film is removed from the metal carbide film to form a carbon film. Because the films are formed using ALD, the films can be relatively conformal and can have relatively uniform thickness over the surface of a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: ASM IP Holding B.V.
    Inventor: Jereld Lee Winkler
  • Patent number: 9564629
    Abstract: This invention provides a hybrid nano-filament composition for use as an electrochemical cell electrode. The composition comprises: (a) an aggregate of nanometer-scaled, electrically conductive filaments that are substantially interconnected, intersected, or percolated to form a porous, electrically conductive filament network comprising substantially interconnected pores, wherein the filaments have an elongate dimension and a first transverse dimension with the first transverse dimension being less than 500 nm (preferably less than 100 nm) and an aspect ratio of the elongate dimension to the first transverse dimension greater than 10; and (b) micron- or nanometer-scaled coating that is deposited on a surface of the filaments, wherein the coating comprises an anode active material capable of absorbing and desorbing lithium ions and the coating has a thickness less than 20 ?m (preferably less than 1 ?m). Also provided is a lithium ion battery comprising such an electrode as an anode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Nanotek Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Aruna Zhamu, Bor Z. Jang
  • Patent number: 9365691
    Abstract: Porous materials are fabricated using interpenetrating inorganic-organic composite gels. A mixture or precursor solution including an inorganic gel precursor, an organic polymer gel precursor, and a solvent is treated to form an inorganic wet gel including the organic polymer gel precursor and the solvent. The inorganic wet gel is then treated to form a composite wet gel including an organic polymer network in the body of the inorganic wet gel, producing an interpenetrating inorganic-organic composite gel. The composite wet gel is dried to form a composite material including the organic polymer network and an inorganic network component. The composite material can be treated further to form a porous composite material, a porous polymer or polymer composite, a porous metal oxide, and other porous materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS, A BODY CORPORATE OF THE STATE OF ARIZONA ACTING FOR AND ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Dong-Kyun Seo, Alex Volosin
  • Patent number: 9346684
    Abstract: This invention is directed to decreasing the CO2 concentration. The invention makes use of fluids and apparatuses for diminishing CO2 concentrations of fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: YEDA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Brian Berkowitz, Ishai Dror, Robert Katz
  • Patent number: 9285116
    Abstract: A method and apparatus convert carbon dioxide into chemical starting materials. Carbon dioxide is isolated from flue gas emitted by a combustion system. An electropositive metal is burned in an atmosphere of isolated carbon dioxide to reduce the carbon dioxide into chemical starting materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Günter Schmid, Dan Taroata, Elena Arvanitis, Manfred Baldauf, Frank Walachowicz
  • Patent number: 9252367
    Abstract: The present invention belongs to the technical field of transparent conductive films and provides a graphene derivative, a transparent conductive film and an organic electroluminescent (EL) device. Methods are also provided for preparation of the graphene derivative and for preparation of an anode of the organic EL device. The graphene derivative exhibits a lower evaporation temperature and a higher work function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Na Li, Joohyeon Lee, Pilseok Kim
  • Patent number: 9133581
    Abstract: Non-cementitious compositions and products are provided. The compositions of the invention include a carbonate additive comprising vaterite such as reactive vaterite. Additional aspects of the invention include methods of making and using the non-cementitious compositions and products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Calera Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Devenney, Miguel Fernandez, Samuel O Morgan
  • Patent number: 8969236
    Abstract: A preferred embodiment of the process involves a generate a catalyst that comprises molybdenum carbide nickel material. Steps may involve heating a surface that comprises molybdenum oxide and a nickel salt while passing thereover a gaseous mixture that comprises a reductant and a carburizer. In certain embodiments, the reductant and the carburizer may both be carbon monoxide, or both be a saturated hydrocarbon. In others, the reductant may be carbon monoxide and the carburizer may be a saturated hydrocarbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: University of Wyoming Research Corporation
    Inventors: Vijay K. Sethi, Yulong Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150044508
    Abstract: Provided is a rigid decorative member that has high film hardness, is excellent in scratch resistance performance and abrasion resistance performance, and has excellent color brightness and color saturation. The rigid decorative member of the present invention is a rigid decorative member wherein a reaction compound film of an alloy of Cr and a metal selected from one or two or more of Mo, W, Nb, Ta, Ti, Hf, Zr, and V, and of a non-metallic element selected from one or two or more of nitrogen, carbon, and oxygen is formed on a substrate. There is provided the rigid decorative member significantly improved in scratch resistance and abrasion resistance and having a color tone with a high quality feel; and there is further supplied a product of which the color tones of brightness and color saturation can be freely controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Koutarou Takazaki
  • Patent number: 8927453
    Abstract: The present invention provides molybdenum and tungsten nanostructures, for example, nanosheets and nanoparticles, and methods of making and using same, including using such nanostructures as catlysts for hydrogen evolution reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Sasaki Kotaro, Wei-Fu Chen, James T. Muckerman, Radoslav R. Adzic
  • Patent number: 8900538
    Abstract: A method of making a semiconductor device, includes providing a graphene sheet, creating a plurality of nanoholes in the graphene sheet to form a graphene nanomesh, the graphene nanomesh including a plurality of carbon atoms which are formed adjacent to the plurality of nanoholes, passivating a dangling bond on the plurality of carbon atoms by bonding a passivating element to the plurality of carbon atoms, and doping the passivated graphene nanomesh by bonding a dopant to the passivating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignees: International Business Machines Corporation, Egypt Nanotechnology Center
    Inventors: Ahmed Abou-Kandil, Ahmed Maarouf, Glenn J. Martyna, Hisham Mohamed, Dennis M. Newns
  • Publication number: 20140341796
    Abstract: A dual-side wafer bar grinding method and apparatus is disclosed herein that slices wafer bars from a wafer block for use in manufacturing thin film magnetic heads, for example. By grinding opposing faces of the wafer bars sliced from the wafer block, variations in flatness, perpendicularity, surface finish, and/or overall dimensions are improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Veeco Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Jianmin Wang, Serapion C. Daof, Senghong Chua, Meng Lee
  • Publication number: 20140251500
    Abstract: New magnetic materials containing cerium, iron, and small additions of a third element are disclosed. These materials comprise compounds Ce(Fe12?xMx) where x=1-4, having the ThMn12 tetragonal crystal structure (space group I4/mmm, #139). Compounds with M=B, Al, Si, P, S, Sc, Co, Ni, Zn, Ga, Ge, Zr, Nb, Hf, Ta, and W are identified theoretically, and one class of compounds based on M=Si has been synthesized. The Si cognates are characterized by large magnetic moments (4?Ms greater than 1.27 Tesla) and high Curie temperatures (264?Tc?305° C.). The Ce(Fe12?xMx) compound may contain one or more of Ti, V, Cr, and Mo in combination with an M element. Further enhancement in Tc is obtained by nitriding the Ce compounds through heat treatment in N2 gas while retaining the ThMn12 tetragonal crystal structure; for example CeFe10Si2N1.29 has Tc=426° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: CHEN ZHOU, FREDERICK E. PINKERTON, JAN F. HERBST
  • Patent number: 8778230
    Abstract: A subject-matter of the invention is a novel process for the preparation of sulphur-modified monolithic porous carbon-based materials by impregnation with a strong sulphur-based acid, the materials capable of being obtained according to this process and the use of these materials with improved supercapacitance properties to produce electrodes intended for energy storage systems. Electrodes composed of sulphur-modified monolithic porous carbon-based materials according to the invention and lithium batteries and supercapacitors having such electrodes also form part of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Hitchinson
    Inventors: David Ayme-Perrot, Marie Dieudonné, Philippe Sonntag, Anne-Caroline Pasquier
  • Patent number: 8765024
    Abstract: Functionalized carbon nanotubes and dispersions containing functionalized carbon nanotubes are provided. Exemplary functionalized carbon nanotubes include optionally substituted indene-based moieties. Methods of making functionalized carbon nanotubes and dispersions containing functionalized carbon nanotubes are provided. Methods of making conductive carbon nanotube dispersions, including films, are provided. Such methods include heating carbon nanotubes in a solvent in the absence of externally applied energy, to obtain an adduct that includes the solvent moiety bound to the carbon nanotube. Where the solvent includes an indene-based compound, the carbon nanotube thus prepared includes optionally indene-based moieties bound to the carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Nano-C, Inc.
    Inventors: Henning Richter, Ramesh Sivarajan
  • Publication number: 20140162130
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to compositions comprising free standing and stacked assemblies of two dimensional crystalline solids, and methods of making the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: DREXEL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: MICHEL W. BARSOUM, YURY GOGOTSI, MICHAEL NAGUIB ABDELMALAK, OLHA MASHTALIR
  • Patent number: 8747800
    Abstract: A carbon raw material such as a green coke in which loss on heat when it is heated from 300 to 1200° C. under an inert atmosphere is no less than 5% by mass and no more than 20% by mass is pulverized and then the pulverized carbon raw material is graphitized to obtain a graphite material suitable for a carbon material for anode in a lithium-ion secondary battery or the like that enables to make electrodes having a high-energy density and a large-current load characteristic since it has a small specific surface area and a small average particle diameter while maintaining high beginning efficiency and a high discharge capacity in the first round of charging and discharging. And an electrode for batteries are obtained using the graphite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Show A Denko K.K.
    Inventors: Akinori Sudoh, Masataka Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 8728346
    Abstract: A method for preparing a suspension of LDH particles comprises the steps of preparing LDH precipitates by coprecipitation to form a mixture of LDH precipitates and solution; separating the LDH precipitates from the solution; washing the LDH precipitates to remove residual ions; mixing the LDH precipitates with water; and subjecting the mixture of LDH particles and water from step (d) to a hydrothermal treatment step by heating to a temperature of from greater than 80° C. to 150° C. for a period of about 1 hour to about 144 hours to form a well dispersed suspension of LDH particles in water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: The University of Queensland
    Inventors: Gaoqing Lu, Zhiping Xu
  • Publication number: 20140131626
    Abstract: Graphene, a method of fabricating the same, and a transistor having the graphene are provided, the graphene includes a structure of carbon (C) atoms partially substituted with boron (B) atoms and nitrogen (N) atoms. The graphene has a band gap. The graphene substituted with boron and nitrogen may be used as a channel of a field effect transistor. The graphene may be formed by performing chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method using borazine or ammonia borane as a boron nitride (B-N) precursor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung-hoon LEE, Sun-ae SEO, Yun-sung WOO, Hyun-jong CHUNG, Jin-seong HEO
  • Patent number: 8709372
    Abstract: A fiber of carbon nanotubes was prepared by a wet-spinning method involving drawing carbon nanotubes away from a substantially aligned, supported array of carbon nanotubes to form a ribbon, wetting the ribbon with a liquid, and spinning a fiber from the wetted ribbon. The liquid can be a polymer solution and after forming the fiber, the polymer can be cured. The resulting fiber has a higher tensile strength and higher conductivity compared to dry-spun fibers and to wet-spun fibers prepared by other methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Los Alamos National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Yuntian T. Zhu, Paul Arendt, Xiefei Zhang, Qingwen Li, Lei Fu, Lianxi Zheng
  • Patent number: 8703665
    Abstract: Heat-transfer fluids and lubricating fluids comprising deaggregated diamond nanoparticles are described herein. Also described are composites comprising deaggregated diamond nanoparticles, and methods of making such composites. Method of using deaggregated diamond nanoparticles, for example, to improve the properties of materials such as thermal conductivity and lubricity are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Vanderbilt University
    Inventors: Blake T. Branson, Charles M. Lukehart, Jim L. Davidson
  • Patent number: 8685359
    Abstract: An atomic carbon material and a preparation method thereof having ion adsorption ability superior to fullerenes and nano-tubes are provided. This atomic carbon material is in a state existing as an organic compound and in a state close to an atom with a diameter of 1 nm or less (theoretically about 1.66 angstrom), and is a bulk where they are congregated with each other with an interatomic force or a particle with a particle size of 1 nm or less. This atomic carbon material is manufactured by heating a raw material composed of an organic material which does not include carbon units in an inactive atmosphere at a predetermined temperature while sequentially increasing the temperature and by individually separating expected elements except for carbon in the aforementioned atmosphere and the organic material from being bonded with carbon by thermally decomposing in order from an element having a lower decomposition temperature at a temperature of 450 C or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: Kunimichi Sato
  • Patent number: 8663590
    Abstract: To provide a method for producing a carbonate, including: growing seed crystals, wherein the seed crystals are grown in a reaction solution containing at least urea. An aspect in which the seed crystals are strontium carbonate particles, an aspect in which the reaction solution contains a metal ion source and the metal ion source is a hydroxide of strontium, and the like are favorable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuo Kawano
  • Patent number: 8623288
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for high density nanowire growth are presented. Methods of making a nanowire growth cartridge assembly are also provided, as are nanowire growth cartridge assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Nanosys, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert S. Dubrow, Carlos Casillas
  • Patent number: 8623510
    Abstract: Provided are a graphite material, which has excellent bonding characteristics to semiconductor and efficiently dissipates heat generated from the semiconductor, and a method for manufacturing such material. The graphite material is provided by adding at least two kinds of elements selected from among silicon, zirconium, calcium, titanium, chromium, manganese, iron, cobalt, nickel, calcium, yttrium, niobium, molybdenum, technetium, ruthenium and compounds containing such elements, and by performing heat treatment. The graphite material is characterized in having a thickness of the 112 face of the graphite crystal of 15 nm or more by X-ray diffraction, and an average heat conductivity of 250 W/(m·K) or more in the three directions of the X, Y and Z axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Toyo Tanso Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akiyoshi Takeda, Masayuki Ito
  • Publication number: 20130340651
    Abstract: A chemically treated carbon black product is provided, which includes a pellet having an agglomerated mass of carbon black aggregates densified in a generally spheroidal form. The carbon black aggregates have polysulfide adsorbed on surfaces thereof. The polysulfide is thereby distributed throughout the pellet. Elastomeric compositions containing the chemically treated carbon black are also provided, and exhibit a reduction in hysteresis and equivalent or better abrasion resistance. A method for manufacturing the treated carbon black product is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: SID RICHARDSON CARBON & ENERGY CO.
    Inventors: Wesley Wampler, Borje Michael Jacobsson, Leszek Nikiel, Peter D. Cameron, Joel Neilsen
  • Patent number: 8608867
    Abstract: A method for the individualization of a metallic material by means of a carbon-containing basic material of organic origin is proposed. The novel method makes it possible to produce individualized ornamental alloys and individualized symbolic articles, such as pieces of jewelry, in a first step a carbon-containing organic basic material, which originates from at least one specific clearly identifiable person or a clearly identifiable group of persons, being converted into a carbonized initial material, and, in a second step, a physical and chemical incorporation of at least a fraction of the carbonized initial material into the metallic material taking place. The novel method and the novel ornamental alloys make it possible to produce symbolic articles with a direct material or substantive relation to a desired person by simple means, without creative freedom being restricted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Markus Spühler
  • Patent number: 8597605
    Abstract: A method for removing impurities from carbon nanotubes is described. Impurities may be removed from the carbon nanotubes by exposing the carbon nanotubes to a temperature, and controlling the temperature such that the temperature is constantly increasing to remove at least a portion of the impurities from the carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Temple University—of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
    Inventors: Nikolay N. Dementev, Eric U. Borguet
  • Patent number: 8574527
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for aftertreating carbon black, wherein the carbon black is subjected to a carrier gas flow in a fluidized bed apparatus in the lower region of the apparatus, an additional gas stream is introduced into the fluidized bed apparatus, and the carbon black is aftertreated in the fluidized bed which arises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Evonik Carbon Black GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Stenger, Klaus Bergemann, Manfred Nagel
  • Patent number: 8568510
    Abstract: A gas separation process for treating off-gas streams from reaction processes, and reaction processes including such gas separation. The invention involves flowing the off-gas across the feed side of a membrane, flowing a sweep gas stream, usually air, across the permeate side, and passing the permeate/sweep gas mixture to the reaction. The process recovers unreacted feedstock that would otherwise be lost in the waste gases in an energy-efficient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Membrane Technology and Research, Inc
    Inventors: Johannes G Wijmans, Richard W Baker, Timothy C Merkel
  • Publication number: 20130281285
    Abstract: The present invention provides molybdenum and tungsten nanostructures, for example, nanosheets and nanoparticles, and methods of making and using same, including using such nanostructures as catlysts for hydrogen evolution reactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Sasaki KOTARO, Wei-Fu CHEN, James T. MUCKERMAN, Radoslav R. ADZIC
  • Patent number: 8557190
    Abstract: A carbon nanotube synthesis process apparatus comprises a reaction tube in which a reaction field is formed, and a discharge pipe (32) arranged downstream of the reaction tube and discharging carbon nanotubes to the outside. A plurality of nozzles (34) are provided on the sidewall of the discharge pipe (32) in directions which are deflected with respect to the center (O) of the discharge pipe (32). When gases are discharged from the plurality of nozzles (34), a swirl flowing from the inner side surface along the inner side surface is produced in the discharge pipe (32). Adhesion of carbon nanotubes to the inner side surface of the discharge pipe (32) is prevented by the swirl flow and thus the apparatus can be operated continuously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Nikkiso Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuichi Shiraki, Takeji Murai, Yuzo Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 8557212
    Abstract: Provided are a CNT-mesoporous silica composite, a CNT-mesoporous carbon composite, a supported catalyst using the CNT-mesoporous carbon composite as a support, and a fuel cell using the supported catalyst as the anode, cathode, or both anode and cathode. The CNT-mesoporous carbon composite is prepared using the CNT-mesoporous silica composite. The CNT-mesoporous carbon composite has a high electrical conductivity due to the CNTs contained therein, and thus, when the CNT-mesoporous carbon composite is used in an electrode of a fuel cell, the fuel cell has a remarkably improved performance relative to the conventional catalyst support which does not contain CNTs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chan-ho Pak, Hyuk Chang, Dae-jong Yoo, Ji-man Kim
  • Patent number: 8551905
    Abstract: A gold-carbon compound that is a reaction product of gold and carbon, wherein the gold and the carbon form a single phase material that is meltable. The compound is one in which the carbon does not phase separate from the gold when the single phase material is heated to a melting temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Third Millennium Metals, LLC
    Inventors: Jason V. Shugart, Roger C. Scherer
  • Patent number: 8551657
    Abstract: A negative electrode (10) for a lithium secondary battery, including a negative electrode collector (20), and a negative electrode active substance layer (30) that is supported on the negative electrode collector (20) and includes carbon nanowalls (32) which are formed on the negative electrode collector (20), and a negative electrode active substance (36) which is supported on the carbon nanowalls (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoshi Yoshida, Yuichiro Hama, Masaru Hori, Mineo Hiramatsu, Hiroyuki Kano
  • Patent number: 8551655
    Abstract: Disclosed are a negative active material for a secondary lithium battery and a secondary lithium battery including the same. The negative active material for a secondary lithium battery includes an amorphous silicon-based compound represented by the following Chemical Formula 1. SiAxHy??Chemical Formula 1 In Chemical Formula 1, A is at least one element selected from C, N, or a combination thereof, 0<x, 0<y, and 0.1?x+y?1.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sumihito Ishida, Hee-Joong Kim, Hyun-Uk Jo, Deok-Hyun Kim, Jong-Ki Lee, Seok-Gyun Woo
  • Patent number: 8546292
    Abstract: A zinc-carbon compound that is a reaction product of zinc and carbon, wherein the zinc and the carbon form a single phase material that is meltable. The compound is one in which the carbon does not phase separate from the zinc when the single phase material is heated to a melting temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Third Millennium Metals, LLC
    Inventors: Jason V. Shugart, Roger C. Scherer
  • Patent number: 8541336
    Abstract: A tin-carbon compound that is a reaction product of tin and carbon, wherein the tin and the carbon form a single phase material that is meltable. The compound is one in which the carbon does not phase separate from the tin when the single phase material is heated to a melting temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Third Millennium Metals, LLC
    Inventors: Jason V. Shugart, Roger C. Scherer
  • Patent number: 8541335
    Abstract: A lead-carbon compound that is a reaction product of lead and carbon, wherein the lead and the carbon form a single phase material that is meltable. The compound is one in which the carbon does not phase separate from the lead when the single phase material is heated to a melting temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Third Millennium Metals, LLC
    Inventors: Jason V. Shugart, Roger C. Scherer
  • Publication number: 20130189179
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing high yields of carbon nanostructures is disclosed. The apparatus includes an electric arc furnace and a feeder that directs solid carbon dioxide into an electrical arc generated by the electric arc furnace.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventor: Kevin M. Frink
  • Publication number: 20130189580
    Abstract: Nanocarbon-based materials are provided in connection with various devices and methods of manufacturing. As consistent with one or more embodiments, an apparatus includes a nanocarbon structure having inorganic particles covalently bonded thereto. The resulting hybrid structure functions as a circuit node such as an electrode terminal. In various embodiments, the hybrid structure includes two or more electrodes, at least one of which including the nanocarbon structure with inorganic particles covalently bonded thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: The board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventor: The board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
  • Patent number: 8470280
    Abstract: The invention discloses a method of preparing monodisperse microtablets of calcium carbonate in aqueous solutions containing calcium, gelatin and urea. Calcium carbonate powders of a unique tablet-like morphology were produced by simply ageing the prerefrigerated (at 4° C. for at least 24 hours) CaCI2-gelatin-urea solutions at 70° C. for 24 h in ordinary glass media bottles. Thermal decomposition of dissolved urea was used to supply aqueous carbonate (CO32?) ions to the calcium (Ca2+) ion and gelatin-containing solutions. Monodisperse CaCO3 microtablets have the particle sizes from 1 to 8 microns. CaCO3 microtablets were biphasic in nature and consist of 93 to 98% vaterite and 2 to 7% calcite. Identical solutions used without prerefrigeration yielded only trigonal prismatic calcite crystals upon ageing at 70° C. for 24 h.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventor: Ahmet Cüneyt Tas
  • Patent number: 8450014
    Abstract: Lithium ion batteries having an anode comprising at least one graphene layer in electrical communication with titania to form a nanocomposite material, a cathode comprising a lithium olivine structure, and an electrolyte. The graphene layer has a carbon to oxygen ratio of between 15 to 1 and 500 to 1 and a surface area of between 400 and 2630 m2/g. The nanocomposite material has a specific capacity at least twice that of a titania material without graphene material at a charge/discharge rate greater than about 10 C. The olivine structure of the cathode of the lithium ion battery of the present invention is LiMPO4 where M is selected from the group consisting of Fe, Mn, Co, Ni and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Jun Liu, Daiwon Choi, Zhenguo Yang, Donghai Wang, Gordon L Graff, Zimin Nie, Vilayanur V Viswanathan, Jason Zhang, Wu Xu, Jin Yong Kim
  • Patent number: 8440352
    Abstract: A negative electrode for a lithium secondary battery of the present invention includes a negative active material including a plate-shaped carbon powder particle agglomerated in a primary structure in which the plate-shaped particle is oriented in a plane direction and laminated. Fine carbon powder particles are then agglomerated to form a secondary structure on the surface of the primary structure such that the resulting particles include fine pores formed on the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyou-Yoon Sheem, Sang-Jin Kim, Joon-Sup Kim, Sung-Soo Kim, Yoshiaki Nitta, Sang-Min Lee, Han-Su Kim
  • Patent number: 8394760
    Abstract: A nanostructure and methods of synthesizing same. In one embodiment, the nanostructure includes a nanospecies, a hydrophobic protection structure including at least one compound selected from a capping ligand, an amphiphilic copolymer, and combinations thereof, wherein the hydrophobic protection structure encapsulates the nanospecies, and at least one histidine-tagged peptide or protein conjugated to the hydrophobic protection structure, wherein the at least one histidine-tagged peptide or protein has at least one binding site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Emory University
    Inventors: Lily Yang, Shuming Nie, Xiaohu Gao, Xiang Hong Peng
  • Publication number: 20130028823
    Abstract: A method of making a semiconductor device, includes providing a graphene sheet, creating a plurality of nanoholes in the graphene sheet to form a graphene nanomesh, the graphene nanomesh including a plurality of carbon atoms which are formed adjacent to the plurality of nanoholes, passivating a dangling bond on the plurality of carbon atoms by bonding a passivating element to the plurality of carbon atoms, and doping the passivated graphene nanomesh by bonding a dopant to the passivating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicants: Egypt Nanotechnology Center, International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ahmed Abou-Kandil, Ahmed Maarouf, Glenn J. Martyna, Hisham Mohamed, Dennis M. Newns
  • Patent number: 8313724
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the present invention relates to new processes to simultaneously shorten and functionalize raw or purified carbon nanotubes to improve their dispersity and processibility, and the short functionalized nanotubes that may be made by the processes. This present invention also relates to new compositions of matter using short functionalized carbon nanotubes with thermoset, thermoplastic polymers, high temperature polymers, and other materials; the processes for making such composite materials; and the products of said processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: William Marsh Rice University
    Inventors: Wen-Fang Hwang, Zheyl Chen, James M. Tour