NaturalNano Research, Inc.
|NaturalNano Research, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20100171081||ULTRACAPACITORS COMPRISED OF MINERAL MICROTUBULES - Disclosed is an energy storage device having electrodes containing mineral microtubules. The electrodes may be formed, for example, from a paste containing microtubules, a conductive polymer containing mineral microtubules, or an aerogel containing the mineral microtubules. The mineral microtubules may be filled with carbon, a pseudocapacitance material, or a magnetoresistive material. The mineral microtubules may also be coated with a photoconductive material.||07-08-2010|
|20090326133||FIRE AND FLAME RETARDANT POLYMER COMPOSITES - Disclosed are materials and processes for obtaining improved resistance to fire and flame for polymer composites, using a flame and fire retardant system comprising a tubular clay. Halloysite is an example of such a clay and it can be used either alone or in combination with other chemicals. The tubular clays are advantaged over common platy clays for this application in that they do not require large amounts of organic compatibilizers, which may degrade the properties of the composite or require tedious process steps. The tubular clay can function alone or synergistically with other flame retardants, particularly organic flame retardants.||12-31-2009|
|20090005489||NANOCLAY FILLED FLUOROPOLYMER DISPERSIONS AND METHOD OF FORMING SAME - Disclosed herein is an aqueous dispersion and a method for making said dispersion, and more particularly, a dispersion that comprises a nanoclay such as a tubular clay (e.g. halloysite), a fluoropolymer and the requisite surfactants for dispersion stability. In various embodiments, and applications thereof to substrates and the like, the dispersion improves the manufacturability of articles that include coating fluoropolymer dispersions while retaining the unique properties of the fluoropolymer coating.||01-01-2009|
|20080316677||ULTRACAPACITORS COMPRISED OF MINERAL MICROTUBULES - Disclosed is an ultracapacitor having electrodes containing mineral microtubules, an electrolyte between the electrodes, and a separator in the electrolyte to provide electrical insulation between the electrodes, while allowing ion flow within the electrolyte. The electrodes may be formed from a paste containing microtubules, a conductive polymer containing mineral microtubules, or an aerogel containing the mineral microtubules. The mineral microtubules may be filled with carbon, a pseudocapacitance material, or a magnetoresistive material. The mineral microtubules may also be coated with a photoconductive material.||12-25-2008|
|20080249221||POLYMERIC ADHESIVE INCLUDING NANOPARTICLE FILLER - Disclosed is a novel polymeric nanoparticle adhesive composite including a nanoparticle filler and method for the production thereof. More particularly, the disclosure describes the use of nanoparticle fillers, including a novel halloysite nanoparticle filler which utilizes generally cylindrical or tubular nanoparticles (e.g. rolled scroll-like shape). The filler is effectively employed in a polymer nanoparticle adhesive composite, containing the halloysite nanoparticle or other equivalent naturally occurring nanotubular filler, in which the advantages of the nanoparticle filler are provided (e.g., reinforcement, flame retardant, etc.) while maintaining or improving mechanical performance of the adhesive composite (e.g., adhesive strength and tack)||10-09-2008|
|20080248201||POLYMERIC COATINGS INCLUDING NANOPARTICLE FILLER - Disclosed is a novel polymeric composite coating including a nanoparticle filler, where the filler may be suitable to alter one or more characteristics of the coating. More particularly, one embodiment of the present invention provides a novel halloysite nanoparticle filler which has the general configuration of a cylinder or a rolled scroll-like shape, and a polymer protective coating containing the halloysite nanoparticle or equivalent nanotubular filler.||10-09-2008|
Patent applications by NaturalNano Research, Inc.