US Pat. No. 9,061,913

INJECTOR APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCTION OF NANOSTRUCTURES

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1. A method for producing nanostructures, the method comprising:
positioning an injector at an entry end of a reactor tube used in producing nanostructures, the injector having a first heater
for generating a first temperature range at a first location within a pathway of the injector and a second heater, downstream
of the first heater, for generating a second temperature range at a second location within the pathway of the injector different
from the first temperature range, the first and second temperature ranges both serving to condition a mixture of a catalyst
precursor, a conditioning compound, and a carbon source in order to control size distribution of the nanostructures subsequently
produced in the reactor tube;

nebulizing, within the pathway of an injector, the mixture into a plurality of small droplets;
decomposing, within the first temperature range generated at the first location within the pathway of the injector, the catalyst
precursor in the nebulized mixture to generate catalyst particles;

decomposing, within the second temperature range generated at the second location within the pathway of the injector, the
conditioning compound in the nebulized mixture;

allowing, within the pathway of the injector, the decomposed conditioning compound to interact with the catalyst particles
in order to control size distribution of the catalyst particles;

directing the conditioned catalyst particles and the carbon source from within the injector into the reactor tube;
decomposing, within the reactor tube, the carbon source into its constituent atoms upon exposure of the carbon source to a
third temperature range within the reactor tube different from the first temperature range and the second temperature range
within the injector; and

permitting the carbon atoms to interact with the conditioned catalyst particles having controlled size distribution, within
the reactor tube, so that the produced nanostructures on the conditioned catalyst particles have controlled size distribution.

US Pat. No. 9,396,829

CARBON NANOTUBE-BASED COAXIAL ELECTRICAL CABLES AND WIRING HARNESS

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1. A cable comprising:
a conducting member defined by one or more yarns, each yarn extending an entire length of the cable and defined by a plurality
of nanotubes continuously intertwined along the entire length of the yarn;

a shielding layer made of nanostructure-based material and circumferentially situated about the conducting member so as to
enhance conductivity along the conducting member; and

a coupling mechanism made from a pyrolized glassy carbon material situated between the shielding layer and the conducting
member so as to secure the shielding layer in its position about the conducting member, and to allow for adhesion and minimize
delamination between the shielding layer and the conducting member.

US Pat. No. 9,198,232

NANOSTRUCTURE-BASED HEATING DEVICES AND METHODS OF USE

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1. A heating device comprising:
a thermally conducting member having opposing ends and made from a non-woven sheet of carbon nanotubes, the non-woven sheet
having a first and a second surface and a plurality of continuous layers situated on top of one another therebetween, the
carbon nanotubes of the non-woven sheet being sufficiently intermingled with one another such that an adequate number of contact
sites exists to provide the necessary bonding strength between the intermingled nanotubes to form a continuous structure,
and being able to support itself structurally independent of the assistance of a substrate or binder;

a connector portion, positioned at each end of the conducting member, for receiving a current from an external source to permit
the conducting member to generate heat; and

a conductive coupling mechanism, separate from the thermally conductive member, disposed on a surface of the thermally conducting
member and sandwiched between the connector portion and the thermally conducting member so as to enhance conductive contact
between the thermally conducting member and the connector portion.

US Pat. No. 10,029,442

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FORMATION AND HARVESTING OF NANOFIBROUS MATERIALS

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3. A method for presenting synthesized nanotubes for subsequent formation of nanofibrous materials, the method comprising:positioning, in a flow of synthesized nanotubes, a disc having a proximal end, a distal end, and a passageway therebetween provided with a constricted portion at the distal end;
directing a volume of the synthesized nanotubes into the passageway through the proximal end of the disc; and
accumulating the nanotubes at the constricted portion to provide a source from which nanotubes may be presented for subsequent formation of nanofibrous materials.

US Pat. No. 9,236,669

ELECTRICALLY AND THERMALLY NON-METALLIC CONDUCTIVE NANOSTRUCTURE-BASED ADAPTERS

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1. A conductive adapter comprising:
a conducting member made from a plurality of intermingled and non-aligned nanotubes arranged on top of one another to form
a continuous structure and being able to support itself structurally, independent of the assistance of a substrate or binder,
and having opposing ends;

a flexible body defined by the conducting member and able to directly withstand fatigue damage caused by movement that can
result in such fatigue damage when imparted on the flexible body; and

a flexible glassy carbon connector portion positioned on one of the opposing ends of the conducting member in such a way as
to be in direct contact with the conducting member to maximize a number of conductive nanostructures within the conducting
member in contact with the connector portion, so as to enable efficient conduction between a nanoscale environment and a traditional
electrical and/or thermal circuit system.

US Pat. No. 9,718,691

EXFOLIATING-DISPERSING AGENTS FOR NANOTUBES, BUNDLES AND FIBERS

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1. A composition comprising carbon nanotubes, wherein the carbon nanotubes are dispersed in a solution comprising poly(ethylene
glycol) dibenzoate or di(propylene glycol) dibenzoate, and wherein the carbon nanotubes have a length greater than 100 micrometers.

US Pat. No. 10,570,541

CARBON NANOTUBE THREAD Z-AXIS MULTIFUNCTIONAL STITCHING

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1. A method for coating a carbon nanotube thread having an initial coefficient of friction, the method comprising:immersing a carbon nanotube thread in a coating solution to form a coated carbon nanotube thread, the coating solution being selected from the group consisting of DMF, DMS, AMSG, HPM, PAWG, PHGM, AMSG2, PPHAP, PGPMH, and PPA, where:
DMF is dimethylformamide;
DMS is an aminopropyl-terminated polydimethvlsiloxane;
AMSG is a mixture of polvalkvlene glycol, (3-aminopropvl) trimethoxysilane, hydride-functional siloxane O resin, and platinum (0)-1,3-divinyl-1-1,1,3,3-tetramethyl-disiloxane;
HPM is a mixture of hydride-functional siloxane O resin and platinum (0 )-1,3-divinyl-1,1,3,3-tetramethyl-disiloxane;
PAWG is a mixture of polyalkylene glycol, (3-glycidyloxypropyl) trimethoxysilane, acetic acid, and water;
PHPM is a mixture of polyalkylene glycol, hydride-functional siloxane O resin, and platinum (0 )-1,3-divinyl-1,1,3,3-tetramethyl-disiloxane;
PHGM is a mixture of polyalkylene glycol, polv(methylhydrosiloxane), (3-aminopropyl)trimethoxysilane, and platinum (0 )-1,3-divinyl-1,1,3,3-tetramethyl-disiloxane;
AMSG2is a mixture of polyalkylene glycol, (3-glycidyloxypropyl)trimethoxysilane, hydride-functional siloxane O resin, and platinum (0 -1,3-divinyl-1,1,3,3-tetramethyl-disiloxane:
PPHAP is a mixture of polvalkylene glycol, poly(methylhydrosiloxane), (3-glycidyloxypropyl)trimethoxysilane, and platinum (0 )-1,3-divinyl-1,1,3,3-tetramethyl-disiloxane;
PGPMH is a mixture of polyalkylene glycol, (3-glycidyloxypropyl)trimethoxysilane, Hydroxyl-terminated poly(dimethylsiloxane), acetic acid, and water; and
PPA is a mixture of polyalkylene glycol, hydroxyl-terminated poly(dimethylsiloxane), and (3-aminopropyl -trimethoxysilane; and
heating the coated carbon nanotube thread at a temperature from 50° C. to 230° C. to dry the coated carbon nanotube thread, the coated carbon nanotube thread having after drying a final coefficient of friction less than the initial coefficient of friction.

US Pat. No. 10,543,509

NANOTUBE MATERIAL HAVING CONDUCTIVE DEPOSITS TO INCREASE CONDUCTIVITY

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1. A nanostructured material comprising:a conductive body defined by a plurality of non-aligned;
a dispersant comprising (i) a plurality of conductive metal element deposits and (ii) at least one of glassy carbon, carbide, carbon 13, irradiated carbon nanotube materials, bucky balls, and a crosslinking agent selected from divinyl benzene, 1,5-hexane diene, and/or other organic molecules with a high degree of pi-bonding, wherein such dispersants are dispersed within the conductive body; and
a plurality of conductive connections formed by the dispersants at junctions between non-aligned nanotubes.

US Pat. No. 10,145,627

NANOTUBE-BASED INSULATORS

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1. A method for thermal insulation, the method comprising:using a carbon nanotube insulator in connection with another structure as a thermal insulator possessing multifunctional properties including one or more of EMI shielding, EMP protection, ESD shielding, electrical conduction, impact resistance, corrosion resistance,
wherein the carbon nanotube insulator has a plurality of nanotube sheets positioned on top of one another, and a plurality of spacers situated between adjacent nanotube sheets in order to reduce intersheet contact, so as to minimize normal-to-plane thermal conductivity, and wherein each nanotube sheet comprises multiple distinct layers having a plurality of nanotubes in each distinct layer, the nanotubes being substantially contained within each distinct layer as to minimize normal-to-plane thermal conductivity between distinct layers.

US Pat. No. 10,581,082

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MAKING STRUCTURES DEFINED BY CNT PULP NETWORKS

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1. A structure comprising:a body defined by a network of interconnected carbon nanotube (CNT) pulp comprising CNTs having a length greater than 1 mm, wherein (i) at least a portion of the CNT pulp is coated with nanoscale silicon, and (ii) the CNT pulp is provided in an amount sufficient to permit electron transport throughout the structure;
a binder material dispersed within the CNT pulp network; and, optionally,
an active material distributed throughout the body for ion storage.

US Pat. No. 10,465,317

HIERARCHICALLY STRUCTURED CARBON NANOTUBE ARTICLES AND METHODS FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF

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1. A nanostructured article comprising:a first material made from a plurality of non-aligned intermingled nanotubes placed on top of one another to form a continuous structure with sufficient structural integrity to be handled wherein the first material has a nanotube density ranging from about 0.75 g/cc to about 1.5 g/cc;
a second material made from a plurality of nanotubes and forming a layer situated on a surface of the first material, wherein the second material has a nanotube density ranging from about 0.1 g/cc to about 0.5 g/cc and pores ranging from about 0.1 micron to about 10 microns; and
a layer of ordered pyrolytic carbon between the first material and the second material to enhance the bond and structural integrity between the first material and the second material.

US Pat. No. 11,071,174

DIRECTED INFRARED RADIATOR ARTICLE

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1. An article for emitting directed infrared energy, comprising:an input for receiving energy from a power source;
a sole nanostructured sheet comprising a plurality of nanotubes, wherein the nanotubes are substantially non-aligned and have an adequate number of contact sites therebetween such that the nanostructured sheet has sufficient structural integrity to be handled as a sheet, and wherein the nanostructured sheet is configured to emit infrared energy when an electrical current is applied via the input from the power source; and
a reflecting member directly or indirectly coupled to the nanostructured sheet, the reflecting member configured to direct at least a portion of the emitted infrared energy in a desired direction for heating a remotely-situated target; and
a spacer situated between the nanostructured sheet and the reflecting member, wherein the spacer comprises a honeycomb structure.

US Pat. No. 10,920,368

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COLORING NANOFIBROUS MATERIALS

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1. A method for coloring a carbon nanotube (CNT) product comprising:placing a CNT product in an electric circuit to ground the product;
charging a plurality of pigment molecules with an opposite charge from the CNT product;
applying a powder coating of the charged pigment molecules to a surface of the CNT product; and
exposing the charged pigment molecules to a temperature sufficient to cure the coating, while allowing the coating to form a substantially conformal film on the surface of the CNT product wherein the coated CNT product comprises an extended network of interconnected and branching bundles of nanotubes.