Nanocomp Technologies, Inc.
|Nanocomp Technologies, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20130264116||Nanotube Material Having Conductive Deposits to Increase Conductivity - An apparatus having a conductive body defined by a plurality of nanotubes forming a planar structure. The apparatus further includes a plurality of junctions, formed by adjacent nanotubes, and a plurality of conductive deposits positioned at the junctions to electrically join the adjacent nanotubes at the junctions and reduce electrical resistance between the nanotubes, thereby increasing overall conductivity of the body.||10-10-2013|
|20130189565||Batteries Having Nanostructured Composite Cathode - A battery having a negative electrode including an anode current collector having at least one sheet of carbon nanotubes and semiconductor material deposited on the sheet; a positive electrode including a cathode current collector having at least one sheet of carbon nanotubes having a nickel sulfide or tin sulfide deposited on the sheet; and a separator situated between the negative electrode and positive electrode is provided. Methods for forming a cathode having nickel sulfide or tin sulfide deposited on a carbon nanotube sheet are also provided.||07-25-2013|
|20130039838||SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCTION OF NANOSTRUCTURES USING A PLASMA GENERATOR - The present disclosure provides systems and methods for production of nanostructures using a plasma generator. In an embodiment, a system for use with a reactor for synthesis of nanostructures may include a chamber defining a pathway for directing a fluid mixture for the synthesis of nanostructures through the chamber. The system may further include one or more heating zones disposed along the chamber to provide a temperature gradient in the chamber to form catalyst particles upon which nanostructures can be generated from the components of the fluid mixture. The system may also include a plasma generator for generating a plasma flame in a conduit through which the fluid mixture may be passed to decompose a carbon source in the fluid mixture into its constituent atoms before proceeding into the reactor for formation of nanostructures.||02-14-2013|
|20120315539||NANOSTRUCTURE COMPOSITE BATTERIES AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME FROM NANOSTRUCTURE COMPOSITE SHEETS - A secondary battery capable of being charged after discharging is provided. The battery includes a positive electrode, made from a sheet of carbon nanotubes infiltrated with mixed metal oxides, and a negative electrode made from a sheet of carbon nanotubes with silicon or germanium particles.||12-13-2012|
|20120312343||NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIAL BASED THERMOELECTRIC GENERATORS AND METHODS OF GENERATING POWER - Systems for producing electrical energy from heat are disclosed. The system may include a carbon-nanotube based pathway along which heat from a source can be directed. An array of thermoelectric elements for generating electrical energy may be situated about a surface of the pathway to enhance the generation of electrical energy. A carbon nanotube-based, heat-dissipating member may be in thermal communication with the array of thermoelectric elements and operative to create a heat differential between the thermoelectric elements and the pathway by dissipating heat from the thermoelectric elements. The heat differential may allow the thermoelectric elements to generate the electrical energy. Methods for producing electrical energy are also disclosed.||12-13-2012|
|20120276799||Chemically-Assisted Alignment Nanotubes Within Extensible Structures - A method and system for aligning nanotubes within an extensible structure such as a yarn or non-woven sheet. The method includes providing an extensible structure having non-aligned nanotubes, adding a chemical mixture to the extensible structure so as to wet the extensible structure, and stretching the extensible structure so as to substantially align the nanotubes within the extensible structure. The system can include opposing rollers around which an extensible structure may be wrapped, mechanisms to rotate the rollers independently or away from one another as they rotate to stretch the extensible structure, and a reservoir from which a chemical mixture may be dispensed to wet the extensible structure to help in the stretching process.||11-01-2012|
|20120171411||Nanotube-Based Insulators - A nanotube-based insulator is provided having thermal insulating properties. The insulator can include a plurality of nanotube sheets stacked on top of one another. Each nanotube sheet can be defined by a plurality of carbon nanotubes. The plurality of carbon nanotubes can be configured so as to decrease normal-to-plane thermal conductivity while permitting in-plane thermal conductivity. A plurality of spacers can be situated between adjacent nanotube sheets so as to reduce interlayer contact between the nanotubes in each sheet. The plurality of spacers can be ceramic or alumina dots or provided by texturing the nanotube sheets.||07-05-2012|
|20120118552||SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR THERMAL MANAGEMENT OF ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS - The device for extracting heat from carbon nanotubes wires or cables used under high power applications is provided. The device can include a thermally conductive member for placement against a heat source and for directing heat away from the heat source to a heat dissipating medium. The device can further include an electrically conductive member positioned on the thermally conductive member and made from a layer of carbon nanotubes, to reduce electrical resistance along the electrically conductive member. A geometric pattern can be imparted to the electrically conductive member to enhance dissipation of heat away from the thermally conductive member and the heat source.||05-17-2012|
|20120045385||Systems and Methods for Controlling Chirality of Nanotubes - A system is provided that can be utilized to generate nanotubes with substantially similar chirality. The system provides a resonant frequency, keyed to a desired radial breathing mode linked to the desired chirality, that causes a template of catalysts particles or nanotubes to oscillate at the provided resonant frequency, so as to stimulate growing nanotubes to oscillate at a corresponding resonant frequency. This resonant frequency can be a result of a high frequency field or the natural heat radiation generated by the system.||02-23-2012|
|20110316183||SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FORMATION AND HARVESTING OF NANOFIBROUS MATERIALS - A system that receives nanomaterials, forms nanofibrous materials therefrom, and collects these nanofibrous materials for subsequent applications. The system include a housing coupled to a synthesis chamber within which nanotubes are produced. A spindle may extend from within the housing, across the inlet, and into the chamber for collecting nanotubes and twisting them into a yarn. A body portion may be positioned at an intake end of the spindle. The body portion may include a pathway for imparting a twisting force onto the flow of nanotubes and guide them into the spindle for collection and twisting into the nanofibrous yarn. Methods and apparatuses for forming nanofibrous are also disclosed.||12-29-2011|
Patent applications by Nanocomp Technologies, Inc.