Javit Drake

Javit Drake

Principal Scientist/Engineer, Procter & Gamble

Lecturer and Visiting Scientist, MIT Department of Chemical Engineering

Visiting Scholar 2022-2023

Professor Fikile Bruchett, MIT Department of Chemical Engineering

Javit Drake

Bio

Dr. Javit Drake '94, a Principal Engineer at Procter & Gamble, has electrochemical industry and academic experience with coupled transport-reactive systems ranging from small passive cells – modeled aqueous primary cell and custom-designed direct methanol fuel cells--to an industry scale electrofluorination flow reactor in his doctoral modeling work. Following his PhD in Chemical Engineering under Prof. John Newman at the University of California, Berkeley, his time at Gillette (now part of Procter & Gamble) began with his employment in Duracell R&D in 2003. His discoveries, inventions, and expertise have led to 13 U.S. Patents, helped enable successful in-market products, and accelerated long-term initiatives by several years. As a recurring Visiting Lecturer in the MIT Department of Chemical Engineering, he delivers a self-created “theory-to- experiment-to- product” course as an Integrated Chemical Engineering (ICE) module. He also holds an SB in Chemical Engineering and Minor in Music from MIT.

Recent Publications

Brushett, Fikile Richard, Brushett, Fikile Richard, Weiran Gao, Javit Drake, and Michael Orella. "Convection-enhanced electrochemical energy storage devices and related methods." U.S. Patent Application No. 17/504,909, filed April 21, 2022.

Gao, Weiran, Javit Drake, and Fikile R. Brushett. "Conditions for High Rate, High Capacity Li-Ion Convection Cells through Dimensional Analysis." ECS Meeting Abstracts. No. 3. IOP Publishing, 2021.

Gao, Weiran, Javit Drake, and Fikile R. Brushett. "Expanding the Cell Design Space: Modeling the Impact of Electrolyte Convection on the Performance of Intercalation Batteries." ECS Meeting Abstracts. No. 1. IOP Publishing, 2021.

 

Patents

 

Publication number: 20220123377
Abstract: A convection enhanced energy storage system includes an electrochemical cell with a positive electrode, a separator, and a negative electrode, a tank holding an electrolyte, and a pump connected to the electrochemical cell and the tank to circulate the electrolyte. The electrochemical cell has large ? and ? values, which has high transport resistance from diffusion and there is limited salt in the electrolyte solution to compensate. A computer system can implement a model of a convection enhanced energy storage system, for example for simulation to select parameters for such an energy storage system. The model includes: a convection term in a Nernst-Planck equation representing the convection enhanced energy storage system; boundary conditions of a cell of the convection enhanced energy storage system to account for forced convection at boundaries; gauging conservation of anions within an external tank; and calculating electrode active area as a function of porosity.
Type: Application
Filed: October 19, 2021
Publication date: April 21, 2022
Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Inventors: Fikile Richard Brushett, Weiran Gao, Javit Drake, Michael Orella
 
Patent number: 8323835
Abstract: A battery includes a housing, an anode and a cathode within the housing, the anode having a first portion and a second portion adjacent to each other, a current collector at least partially disposed in the anode, a separator between the anode and the cathode, and an anode portion separator at least partially disposed in the anode and between the first and second portions of the anode.
Type: Grant
Filed: October 1, 2008
Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
Assignee: The Gillette Company
Inventors: Stuart M. Davis, Javit A. Drake, Richard E. Durkot, Gary A. Miller, Thomas C. Richards
Patent number: 8114554
Abstract: An arrangement for a direct methanol fuel cell includes a fuel cartridge that supplies a source of fuel to the direct methanol fuel cell. The fuel cartridge has a surface area enhanced planar vaporization membrane residing in the fuel cartridge. The arrangement also includes a fuel reservoir that receives fuel from the fuel cartridge, the fuel reservoir arranged to deliver fuel to the fuel cell. The fuel reservoir also including a surface area enhanced planar vaporization membrane residing in the fuel reservoir. The combination of the surface area enhanced planar vaporization membranes residing in the fuel cartridge and reservoir provides a dual stage vaporization of fuel to the fuel cell. Other features included are passive or active arrangements to increase the temperature of the fuel or reduce pressure in the fuel container to enhance rate of vaporization.
Type: Grant
Filed: September 16, 2003
Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
Assignee: The Gillette Company—South Boston
Inventors: Javit A. Drake, Andrew G. Gilicinski, Gordon G. Guay, Leslie Pinnell
Patent number: 8084166
Abstract: An arrangement for a direct methanol fuel cell includes a fuel cartridge that supplies a source of fuel to the direct methanol fuel cell. The fuel cartridge has a surface area enhanced planar vaporization membrane residing in the fuel cartridge. The arrangement also includes a fuel reservoir that receives fuel from the fuel cartridge, the fuel reservoir arranged to deliver fuel to the fuel cell. The fuel reservoir also including a surface area enhanced planar vaporization membrane residing in the fuel reservoir. The combination of the surface area enhanced planar vaporization membranes residing in the fuel cartridge and reservoir provides a dual stage vaporization of fuel to the fuel cell. Other features included are passive or active arrangements to increase the temperature of the fuel or reduce pressure in the fuel container to enhance rate of vaporization.
Type: Grant
Filed: September 16, 2003
Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
Assignee: The Gillette Company
Inventors: Javit A. Drake, Andrew G. Gilicinski, Gordon G. Guay, Leslie J. Pinnell
Publication number: 20110236796
Abstract: Fuel cell systems including a fuel composition are disclosed. In some embodiments, a fuel composition includes an organic polymer, and a fuel such as methanol, and the composition has a hardness of at least about 2 grams peak force, as determined by penetration test using a texture analyzer.
Type: Application
Filed: June 3, 2011
Publication date: September 29, 2011
Inventors: Zhiping Jiang, Andrew G. Gilicinski, Javit A. Drake, Anna Maria Bofinger
Patent number: 8003277
Abstract: Fuel sources, fuel cells and methods of operating fuel cells are disclosed. In one aspect, the invention features a fuel source for a fuel cell, including a housing made substantially from a fuel-permeable material, and a fuel in the housing.
Type: Grant
Filed: December 3, 2008
Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
Assignee: The Gillette Company
Inventors: Javit A. Drake, Anna Maria Bofinger, Andrew G. Gilicinski, In Tae Bae
Patent number: 7989117
Abstract: Fuel compositions, methods of making the compositions, and fuel cell systems including a fuel composition are disclosed. In some embodiments, a fuel composition includes a polymer, and a fuel such as methanol, wherein the composition has a hardness of at least about 2 grams peak force, as determined by penetration test using a texture analyzer.
Type: Grant
Filed: March 5, 2009
Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
Assignee: The Gillette Company
Inventors: Zhiping Jiang, Andrew G. Gilicinski, Javit A. Drake, Anna Maria Bofinger
Publication number: 20110117413
Abstract: Battery separators are disclosed which include an ion selective polymeric film, composite film, or multi-layer containing an immobilized chelating agent.
Type: Application
Filed: November 19, 2009
Publication date: May 19, 2011
Inventors: Yichun Wang, Tatjana Mezini, Anna Maria Bofinger, Javit A. Drake, Paul A. Christian
Patent number: 7902518
Abstract: A non-invasive multi-step process that includes tomography is applied to determine features of a battery.
Type: Grant
Filed: May 12, 2009
Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
Assignee: The Gillette Company
Inventors: Erin L. Ballard, Craig Buckland, Yang Cao, Javit A. Drake, Thomas Dufresne, Richard E. Durkot, Paul Graham, Joseph H. Nurre, Philip Trainer, Darren Trokhan, Jonathan Tse
Patent number: 7767351
Abstract: A cartridge includes a first housing, a second housing within the first housing, and a colorant. The first housing has an interior surface and an exterior surface, and the second housing contains an alcohol fuel or a hydrocarbon fuel and has an interior surface and an exterior surface. The colorant is supported by at least a portion of the interior surface of the first housing.
Type: Grant
Filed: November 13, 2009
Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
Assignee: The Gillette Company
Inventors: Anna Maria Bofinger, Andrew G. Gilicinski, Javit A. Drake, Leslie J. Pinnell, Steven J. Specht
Publication number: 20100081046
Abstract: A battery includes a housing, an anode and a cathode within the housing, the anode having a first portion and a second portion adjacent to each other, a current collector at least partially disposed in the anode, a separator between the anode and the cathode, and an anode portion separator at least partially disposed in the anode and between the first and second portions of the anode.
Type: Application
Filed: October 1, 2008
Publication date: April 1, 2010
Inventors: Stuart M. Davis, Javit A. Drake, Richard E. Durkot, Gary A. Miller, Thomas C. Richards
Publication number: 20100062310
Abstract: A cartridge includes a first housing, a second housing within the first housing, and a colorant. The first housing has an interior surface and an exterior surface, and the second housing contains an alcohol fuel or a hydrocarbon fuel and has an interior surface and an exterior surface. The colorant is supported by at least a portion of the interior surface of the first housing.
Type: Application
Filed: November 13, 2009
Publication date: March 11, 2010
Inventors: Anna Maria Bofinger, Andrew G. Gilicinski, Javit A. Drake, Leslie J. Pinnell, Steven J. Specht
Patent number: 7638214
Abstract: A cartridge includes a first housing, a second housing within the first housing, and a colorant. The first housing has an interior surface and an exterior surface, and the second housing contains an alcohol fuel or a hydrocarbon fuel and has an interior surface and an exterior surface. The colorant is supported by at least a portion of the interior surface of the first housing.
Type: Grant
Filed: May 25, 2005
Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
Assignee: The Gillette Company
Inventors: Anna Maria Bofinger, Andrew G. Gilicinski, Javit A. Drake, Leslie J. Pinnell, Steven J. Specht
 

Battery

Publication number: 20090285358
Abstract: A non-invasive multi-step process that includes tomography is applied to determine features of a battery.
Type: Application
Filed: May 12, 2009
Publication date: November 19, 2009
Inventors: Erin L. Ballard, Craig Buckland, Yang Cao, Javit A. Drake, Thomas Dufresne, Richard E. Durkot, Paul Graham, Joseph H. Nurre, Philip Trainer, Darren Trokhan, Jonathan Tse
Publication number: 20090169971
Abstract: Fuel compositions, methods of making the compositions, and fuel cell systems including a fuel composition are disclosed. In some embodiments, a fuel composition includes a polymer, and a fuel such as methanol, wherein the composition has a hardness of at least about 2 grams peak force, as determined by penetration test using a texture analyzer.
Type: Application
Filed: March 5, 2009
Publication date: July 2, 2009
Inventors: Zhiping Jiang, Andrew G. Gilicinski, Javit A. Drake, Anna Maria Bofinger

 

Battery

Patent number: 7550737
Abstract: A non-invasive multi-step process that includes tomography is applied to determine features of a battery.
Type: Grant
Filed: May 16, 2008
Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
Assignee: The Gillette Company
Inventors: Erin L. Ballard, Craig Buckland, Yang Cao, Javit A. Drake, Thomas Dufresne, Richard E. Durkot, Paul Graham, Joseph H. Nurre, Philip Trainer, Darren Trokhan, Jonathan Tse
Patent number: 7534510
Abstract: Fuel compositions, methods of making the compositions, and fuel cell systems including a fuel composition are disclosed. In some embodiments, a fuel composition includes a polymer, and a fuel such as methanol, wherein the composition has a hardness of at least about 2 grams peak force, as determined by penetration test using a texture analyzer.
Type: Grant
Filed: September 3, 2004
Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
Assignee: The Gillette Company
Inventors: Zhiping Jiang, Andrew G. Gilicinski, Javit A. Drake, Anna Maria Bofinger
Publication number: 20090081525
Abstract: Fuel sources, fuel cells and methods of operating fuel cells are disclosed.
Type: Application
Filed: December 3, 2008
Publication date: March 26, 2009
Inventors: Javit A. Drake, Anna Maria Bofinger, Andrew G. Gilicinski, In Tae Bae
Patent number: 7470484
Abstract: Fuel sources, fuel cells and methods of operating fuel cells are disclosed. In one aspect, the invention features a fuel source for a fuel cell, including a housing made substantially from a fuel-permeable material, and a fuel in the housing.
Type: Grant
Filed: October 4, 2004
Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
Assignee: The Gillette Company
Inventors: Javit A. Drake, Anna Maria Bofinger, Andrew G. Gilicinski, In Tae Bae
Publication number: 20080102024
Abstract: A hydrogen generator includes a solid hydrogen source.
Type: Application
Filed: January 7, 2008
Publication date: May 1, 2008
Inventors: In Bae, Javit Drake, Andrew Gilicinski, Matthew Stone, Joseph Sunstrom
 
Patent number: 7344571
Abstract: A hydrogen generator includes a housing, a solid hydrogen source disposed within the housing, and an inlet configured to guide a fluid to contact the solid hydrogen source. The inlet can contact a wicking region. The wicking region can include a wicking material that has an affinity for the fluid. The wieking material can include a hydrophilic material. The housing can include a hydrogen gas outlet. The hydrogen generator can include an end cap at one end of the housing including the inlet and the hydrogen gas outlet. The hydrogen gas outlet can include a gas permeable membrane. The inlet can be fluidly connected to a fluid control system configured to control fluid flow rate to the solid hydrogen source. The generator can be portable.
Type: Grant
Filed: August 14, 2003
Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
Assignee: The Gillette Company
Inventors: In Tae Bae, Javit A. Drake, Andrew G. Gilicinski, Matthew R. Stone, Joseph E. Sunstrom
Publication number: 20070148514
Abstract: Fuel cell systems, as well as related components and methods, are disclosed.
Type: Application
Filed: December 22, 2005
Publication date: June 28, 2007
Inventors: Zhiping Jiang, Javit A. Drake, Andrew G. Gilicinski, Michael J. Zuraw, Robert Pavlinsky, John Perry Scartozzi, John Walczyk, Anna Maria Bofinger
Publication number: 20060269803
Abstract: A cartridge includes a first housing, a second housing within the first housing, and a colorant. The first housing has an interior surface and an exterior surface, and the second housing contains an alcohol fuel or a hydrocarbon fuel and has an interior surface and an exterior surface. The colorant is supported by at least a portion of the interior surface of the first housing.
Type: Application
Filed: May 25, 2005
Publication date: November 30, 2006
Inventors: Anna Bofinger, Andrew Gilicinski, Javit Drake, Leslie Pinnell, Steven Specht
Publication number: 20060073371
Abstract: Fuel sources, fuel cells and methods of operating fuel cells are disclosed.
Type: Application
Filed: October 4, 2004
Publication date: April 6, 2006
Inventors: Javit Drake, Anna Bofinger, Andrew Gilicinski, In Bae
Publication number: 20060051627
Abstract: Fuel compositions, methods of making the compositions, and fuel cell systems including a fuel composition are disclosed. In some embodiments, a fuel composition includes a polymer, and a fuel such as methanol, wherein the composition has a hardness of at least about 2 grams peak force, as determined by penetration test using a texture analyzer.
Type: Application
Filed: September 3, 2004
Publication date: March 9, 2006
Inventors: Zhiping Jiang, Andrew Gilicinski, Javit Drake, Anna Bofinger
Patent number: 6989206
Abstract: Systems and methods of recycling water from the cathode based on passive water transport mechanisms are described. These systems and methods allow water to be recycled in a fuel cell without moving components and without using power. In addition, these systems and methods allow a water recycling system to be implemented in a fuel cell system with a relatively small form factor, such as a portable fuel cell system. In one aspect, a fuel cell system includes a fuel cell and a mixing chamber. The fuel cell has an anode side and a cathode side. The mixing chamber has a recycled water input port that is coupled to the cathode side of the fuel cell, a fuel input port, and a hydrated fuel output port that is coupled to the anode side of the fuel cell.
Type: Grant
Filed: November 13, 2002
Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
Assignee: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
Inventor: Javit A. Drake
Publication number: 20050058874
Abstract: An arrangement for a direct methanol fuel cell includes a fuel cartridge that supplies a source of fuel to the direct methanol fuel cell. The fuel cartridge has a surface area enhanced planar vaporization membrane residing in the fuel cartridge. The arrangement also includes a fuel reservoir that receives fuel from the fuel cartridge, the fuel reservoir arranged to deliver fuel to the fuel cell. The fuel reservoir also including a surface area enhanced planar vaporization membrane residing in the fuel reservoir. The combination of the surface area enhanced planar vaporization membranes residing in the fuel cartridge and reservoir provides a dual stage vaporization of fuel to the fuel cell. Other features included are passive or active arrangements to increase the temperature of the fuel or reduce pressure in the fuel container to enhance rate of vaporization.
Type: Application
Filed: September 16, 2003
Publication date: March 17, 2005
Inventors: Javit Drake, Andrew Gilicinski, Gordon Guay, Leslie Pinnell
Publication number: 20050056641
Abstract: An arrangement for a direct methanol fuel cell includes a fuel cartridge that supplies a source of fuel to the direct methanol fuel cell. The fuel cartridge has a surface area enhanced planar vaporization membrane residing in the fuel cartridge. The arrangement also includes a fuel reservoir that receives fuel from the fuel cartridge, the fuel reservoir arranged to deliver fuel to the fuel cell. The fuel reservoir also including a surface area enhanced planar vaporization membrane residing in the fuel reservoir. The combination of the surface area enhanced planar vaporization membranes residing in the fuel cartridge and reservoir provides a dual stage vaporization of fuel to the fuel cell. Other features included are passive or active arrangements to increase the temperature of the fuel or reduce pressure in the fuel container to enhance rate of vaporization.
Type: Application
Filed: September 16, 2003
Publication date: March 17, 2005
Inventors: Javit Drake, Andrew Gilicinski, Gordon Guay, Leslie Pinnell
Publication number: 20050036941
Abstract: A hydrogen generator includes a solid hydrogen source.
Type: Application
Filed: August 14, 2003
Publication date: February 17, 2005
Inventors: In Bae, Javit Drake, Andrew Gilicinski, Matthew Stone, Joseph Sunstrom
Publication number: 20050001819
Abstract: A fuel cell is integrated with an optical navigation device to extend operational lifetime. A water recycling fuel cell is used to reduce fuel requirements to allow operation of a remote optical navigation device together with a computer on the order of six months or more.
Type: Application
Filed: July 2, 2003
Publication date: January 6, 2005
Inventors: Marshall DePue, Tong Xie, Douglas Baney, Gregory VanWiggeren, Javit Drake
Publication number: 20040091763
Abstract: Systems and methods of recycling water from the cathode based on passive water transport mechanisms are described. These systems and methods allow water to be recycled in a fuel cell without moving components and without using power. In addition, these systems and methods allow a water recycling system to be implemented in a fuel cell system with a relatively small form factor, such as a portable fuel cell system. In one aspect, a fuel cell system includes a fuel cell and a mixing chamber. The fuel cell has an anode side and a cathode side. The mixing chamber has a recycled water input port that is coupled to the cathode side of the fuel cell, a fuel input port, and a hydrated fuel output port that is coupled to the anode side of the fuel cell.
Type: Application
Filed: November 13, 2002
Publication date: May 13, 2004
Inventor: Javit A. Drake
Publication number: 20040005494
Abstract: Systems and methods of chemical sensing in fuel cell systems are described. In one aspect, a replaceable sacrificial sensor system includes an input that is configured to be coupled to a fuel stream delivery system, two or more sacrificial chemical sensor fuel cells, and a manifold that is configured to selectively couple the sacrificial chemical sensor fuel cells to the input. In another aspect, a fuel cell system includes a main fuel cell, a fuel stream delivery system that is configured to direct a fuel stream to the main fuel cell, an oxidant stream delivery system that is configured to direct an oxidant stream to the main fuel cell, and a sensor system. The sensor system is coupled to the fuel stream delivery system at a location upstream of the main fuel cell and includes two or more sacrificial chemical sensors and a manifold that is configured to selectively couple the sacrificial chemical sensors to the fuel stream delivery system. A fuel cell monitoring method also is described.
Type: Application
Filed: July 5, 2002
Publication date: January 8, 2004
Inventors: Javit A. Drake, William H. Wilson, Matthew S. Klee