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ID NumberTitle and AbstractLaboratoryDate
Patent 8,269,100
Patent
8,269,100
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Marketing Summary Available Hybrid solar cells via UV-polymerization of polymer precursor
A hybrid photovoltaic cell comprising a composite substrate of a nanotube or nanorod array of metal oxide infiltrated with a monomer precursor and subsequently polymerized in situ via UV irradiation. In an embodiment, the photovoltaic cell comprises an electron accepting TiO.sub.2 nanotube array infiltrated with a photo-sensitive electron donating conjugated polymer. The conjugated polymer may be formed in situ through UV irradiation polymerizing a monomer precursor such as 2,5-diiodothiophene... read more
Argonne National Laboratory09/18/2012
Issued
Patent 8,165,682
Patent
8,165,682
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Marketing Summary Available Surface acoustic wave probe implant for predicting epileptic seizures
A system and method for predicting and avoiding a seizure in a patient. The system and method includes use of an implanted surface acoustic wave probe and coupled RF antenna to monitor temperature of the patient's brain, critical changes in the temperature characteristic of a precursor to the seizure. The system can activate an implanted cooling unit which can avoid or minimize a seizure in the patient.
Argonne National Laboratory04/24/2012
Issued
Patent 8,124,280
Patent
8,124,280
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Marketing Summary Available Intermetallic electrodes for lithium batteries
This invention relates to intermetallic negative electrode compounds for non-aqueous, electrochemical lithium cells and batteries. More specifically, the invention relates to one or more electrode components or compositions, one of which contains the basic structural unit of a MM'.sub.3 intermetallic compound, in which M and M' are comprised of one or more metals. The MM'.sub.3 intermetallic electrode compounds can be mixed, blended or integrated with one or more other intermetallic compounds,... read more
Argonne National Laboratory02/28/2012
Issued
Patent 8,057,652
Patent
8,057,652
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Marketing Summary Available High-temperature potentiometric oxygen sensor with internal reference
A compact oxygen sensor is provided, comprising a mixture of metal and metal oxide an enclosure containing said mixture, said enclosure capable of isolating said mixture from an environment external of said enclosure, and a first wire having a first end residing within the enclosure and having a second end exposed to the environment. Also provided is a method for the fabrication of an oxygen sensor, the method comprising confining a metal-metal oxide solid mixture to a container which consists... read more
Argonne National Laboratory11/15/2011
Issued
Patent 8,013,744
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8,013,744
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Marketing Summary Available Radio frequency identification (RFID) surveillance tag
An enhanced method and apparatus are provided for tracking and managing a plurality of packagings, particularly packagings containing radioactive and fissile materials. A radio frequency identification (RFID) surveillance tag is provided with an associated packaging. The RFID surveillance tag includes a tag body and a back plate including predefined mounting features for mounting the surveillance tag to the associated packaging. The RFID surveillance tag includes a battery power supply. The... read more
Argonne National Laboratory09/06/2011
Issued
Application 20110294018
Application
20110294018
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Marketing Summary Available REDOX SHUTTLES FOR HIGH VOLTAGE CATHODES
A compound has general Formula I, II, III, or IV: ##STR00001## where X and Y are independently a group of Formula (A): ##STR00002## and Z a group of Formula (B): ##STR00003## The compounds may be used in electrolytes and electrochemical devices.
Argonne National Laboratory05/24/2011
Filed
Application 20110294003
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20110294003
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Marketing Summary Available POLYETHER-FUNCTIONALIZED REDOX SHUTTLE ADDITIVES FOR LITHIUM ION BATTERIES
Compounds may have general Formula I, II, or III: ##STR00001## where R.sup.1, R.sup.2, R.sup.3, and R.sup.4 are independently H, F, Cl, Br, CN, NO.sub.2, a alkyl group, a haloalkyl group, a phosphate group, a polyether group; or R.sup.1 and R.sup.2, or R.sup.3 and R.sup.4, or R.sup.2 and R.sup.3 (in the case of Formula II) may join together to form a fused ring on the benzene ring; and X and Z are independently a group of Formula A: ##STR00002## where R.sup.5 and R.sup.6 and R.sup.7 are... read more
Argonne National Laboratory05/24/2011
Filed
Application 20110294017
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20110294017
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Marketing Summary Available REDOX SHUTTLES FOR LITHIUM ION BATTERIES
Compounds may have general Formula IVA or IVB. ##STR00001## where, R.sup.8, R.sup.9, R.sup.10, and R.sup.11 are each independently selected from H, F, Cl, Br, CN, NO.sub.2, alkyl, haloalkyl, and alkoxy groups; X and Y are each independently O, S, N, or P; and Z' is a linkage between X and Y. Such compounds may be used as redox shuttles in electrolytes for use in electrochemical cells, batteries and electronic devices.
Argonne National Laboratory05/23/2011
Filed
Patent 7,888,645
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7,888,645
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Marketing Summary Available Passive millimeter wave spectrometer for remote detection of chemical plumes
Systems and methods for the passive measurement of spectral lines from the absorption or emission by polar molecules. The system includes mmW front-end assembly, back-end electronics, and data acquisition hardware and software was assembled. The method relates to methods for processing multi-channel radiometric data from passive mmW detection systems.
Argonne National Laboratory02/15/2011
Issued
Patent 7,871,738
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7,871,738
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Marketing Summary Available Nanosegregated surfaces as catalysts for fuel cells
A method of preparing a nanosegregated Pt alloy having enhanced catalytic properties. The method includes providing a sample of Pt and one or more of a transition metal in a substantially inert environment, and annealing the sample in such an environment for a period of time and at a temperature profile to form a nanosegregated Pt alloy having a Pt-skin on a surface. The resulting alloy is characterized by a plurality of compositionally oscillatory atomic layers resulting in an advantageous... read more
Argonne National Laboratory01/18/2011
Issued
Patent 7,851,092
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7,851,092
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Marketing Summary Available Redox shuttles for overcharge protection of lithium batteries
The present invention is generally related to electrolytes containing novel redox shuttles for overcharge protection of lithium-ion batteries. The redox shuttles are capable of thousands hours of overcharge tolerance and have a redox potential at about 3-5.5 V vs. Li and particularly about 4.4-4.8 V vs. Li. Accordingly, in one aspect the invention provides electrolytes comprising an alkali metal salt; a polar aprotic solvent; and a redox shuttle additive that is an aromatic compound having at... read more
Argonne National Laboratory12/14/2010
Issued
Patent 7,760,054
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7,760,054
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Marketing Summary Available Tubular RF cage field confinement cavity
An RF cavity is provided with a plurality of tubes that are formed into a tubular cage in a predefined shape to define the RF cavity. A selected number of tubes and a selected tube diameter are provided to form a confinement cage for the RF fields within the RF cavity defined by the tubes. The multiple, small metal tubes are selectively bent to form different cavity shapes and sizes as needed to accelerate the particles and function as a confinement cage for the RF fields within the RF cavity... read more
Argonne National Laboratory07/20/2010
Issued
Application 20100302706
Application
20100302706
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Marketing Summary Available METHOD FOR FABRICATION OF CERAMIC DIELECTRIC FILMS ON COPPER FOILS
The present invention provides a method for fabricating a ceramic film on a copper foil. The method comprises applying a layer of a sol-gel composition onto a copper foil. The sol-gel composition comprises a precursor of a ceramic material suspended in 2-methoxyethanol. The layer of sol-gel is then dried at a temperature up to about 250.degree. C. The dried layer is then pyrolyzed at a temperature in the range of about 300 to about 450.degree. C. to form a ceramic film from the ceramic... read more
Argonne National Laboratory05/25/2010
Filed
Patent 7,714,405
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7,714,405
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Marketing Summary Available Layered CU-based electrode for high-dielectric constant oxide thin film-based devices
A layered device including a substrate; an adhering layer thereon. An electrical conducting layer such as copper is deposited on the adhering layer and then a barrier layer of an amorphous oxide of TiAl followed by a high dielectric layer are deposited to form one or more of an electrical device such as a capacitor or a transistor or MEMS and/or a magnetic device.
Argonne National Laboratory05/11/2010
Issued
Application 20100290063
Application
20100290063
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Marketing Summary Available MILLIMETER WAVE SENSOR FOR FAR-FIELD STANDOFF VIBROMETRY
A millimeter wavelength (MMW) measurement system for remote detection of object characteristics and methods for detecting such characteristics. The MMW measurement system comprises a front-end and an optional signal conditioning component. The MMW front-end includes an oscillator, a transceiver portion, and an antenna for focusing a detection component comprising micrometer level wavelength electromagnetic radiation onto the object. A portion of the electromagnetic radiation reflected by the... read more
Argonne National Laboratory04/29/2010
Filed
Patent 7,639,359
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7,639,359
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Marketing Summary Available Magneto-optic biosensor using bio-functionalized magnetized nanoparticles
A biosensor utilizing bio-functionalized magnetic nanoparticles is provided. An external magnetic field is applied to a suspension of magnetic nanoparticles. A linearly polarized incident light is applied to the suspension of magnetic nanoparticles. A photocurrent from polarized light scattering by bio-functionalized magnetic nanoparticles in liquid is detected. The magneto-optic sensing technique is applied to a micro-fluidic channel for rapid and sensitive detection with a small sample... read more
Argonne National Laboratory12/29/2009
Issued
Patent 7,563,292
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7,563,292
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Marketing Summary Available Fuel processor and method for generating hydrogen for fuel cells
A method of producing a H.sub.2 rich gas stream includes supplying an O.sub.2 rich gas, steam, and fuel to an inner reforming zone of a fuel processor that includes a partial oxidation catalyst and a steam reforming catalyst or a combined partial oxidation and stream reforming catalyst. The method also includes contacting the O.sub.2 rich gas, steam, and fuel with the partial oxidation catalyst and the steam reforming catalyst or the combined partial oxidation and stream reforming catalyst in... read more
Argonne National Laboratory07/21/2009
Issued
Patent 7,538,938
Patent
7,538,938
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Marketing Summary Available Optical filter for flash lamps in pulsed thermal imaging
An optical filter made from a borosilicate optical material is provided for flash lamps used in pulsed thermal imaging. The filter substantially eliminates the infrared radiation from flash lamps to allow for accurate detection of surface temperature during entire pulsed thermal imaging tests.
Argonne National Laboratory05/26/2009
Issued
Application 20090286157
Application
20090286157
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Marketing Summary Available Surface modification agents for lithium batteries
An active material for an electrochemical device may have a surface modification agent that is a silane, organometallic compound, or a mixture of two or more of such compounds. Both negative and positive electrodes may be prepared from the surface modified active materials. The surface of an electrode may be modified by adding the surface modification agent to a non-aqueous electrolyte used in constructing a battery. An electrode or active material may be modified with a surface modification... read more
Argonne National Laboratory05/13/2009
Filed
Patent 7,501,483
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7,501,483
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Marketing Summary Available Molecule nanoweaver
A method, apparatus, and system for constructing uniform macroscopic films with tailored geometric assemblies of molecules on the nanometer scale. The method, apparatus, and system include providing starting molecules of selected character, applying one or more force fields to the molecules to cause them to order and condense with NMR spectra and images being used to monitor progress in creating the desired geometrical assembly and functionality of molecules that comprise the films.
Argonne National Laboratory03/10/2009
Issued
Patent 7,495,218
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7,495,218
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Marketing Summary Available Passive millimeter wave spectrometer for remote detection of chemical plumes
Systems and methods for the passive measurement of spectral lines from the absorption or emission by polar molecules. The system includes mmW front-end assembly, back-end electronics, and data acquisition hardware and software was assembled. The method relates to methods for processing multi-channel radiometric data from passive mmW detection systems.
Argonne National Laboratory02/24/2009
Issued
Patent 7,486,078
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7,486,078
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Marketing Summary Available Compact orthogonal NMR field sensor
A Compact Orthogonal Field Sensor for emitting two orthogonal electro-magnetic fields in a common space. More particularly, a replacement inductor for existing NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) sensors to allow for NMR imaging. The Compact Orthogonal Field Sensor has a conductive coil and a central conductor electrically connected in series. The central conductor is at least partially surrounded by the coil. The coil and central conductor are electrically or electro-magnetically connected to a... read more
Argonne National Laboratory02/03/2009
Issued
Patent 7,465,924
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7,465,924
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Marketing Summary Available Tracking of moving radioactive sources
A system for detecting unsecured nuclear materials. Whereas current portal monitors rely in part on physical prominence to deter materials from entering the country, their application at intra-modal transport points may actually serve to divert the movement of nuclear materials rather than aid in interception. A flexible and low-profile system has been developed for unobtrusive detection and tracking of radioactive sources in transit suited for deployment at traffic choke points such as rest... read more
Argonne National Laboratory12/16/2008
Issued
Patent 7,455,046
Patent
7,455,046
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Marketing Summary Available Nitrogen enriched combustion of a natural gas internal combustion engine to reduce NO.sub.x emissions
A method and system for reducing nitrous oxide emissions from an internal combustion engine. An input gas stream of natural gas includes a nitrogen gas enrichment which reduces nitrous oxide emissions. In addition ignition timing for gas combustion is advanced to improve FCE while maintaining lower nitrous oxide emissions.
Argonne National Laboratory11/25/2008
Issued
Patent 7,413,109
Patent
7,413,109
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Marketing Summary Available Joining of advanced materials by superplastic deformation
A method for utilizing superplastic deformation with or without a novel joint compound that leads to the joining of advanced ceramic materials, intermetallics, and cermets. A joint formed by this approach is as strong as or stronger than the materials joined. The method does not require elaborate surface preparation or application techniques.
Argonne National Laboratory08/19/2008
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