Patents by Inventor Der-Jun JAN

Der-Jun JAN has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10923690
    Abstract: A refined microcrystalline electrode manufacturing method is provided. The refined microcrystalline electrode manufacturing method includes the following step. First, an active material electrode layer is subjected to a conventional thermal annealing (CTA) process in an oxygen-containing environment at a first temperature interval to form an active material crystallization precursor; the active material crystallization precursor is subjected to a rapid thermal annealing (RTA) process in the oxygen-containing environment at a second temperature interval to form an active material coating layer with uniformly distributed fine microcrystal grains, wherein the temperature range of the second temperature interval is greater than the temperature range of the first temperature interval. In addition, a thin film battery and a thin film battery manufacturing method are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH, ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL, EXECUTIVE YUAN, R.O.C
    Inventors: Tien-Hsiang Hsueh, Yuh-Jenq Yu, Chi-Hung Su, Der-Jun Jan
  • Patent number: 10916800
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for plating a lithium (Li)-compound thin film. In the thin film, Li is obtained through thermal evaporation, and titanium (Ti) or other metal by using arc plasma. The elements converted into gas phase are co-deposited in a plasma environment with a reaction gas (oxygen) to be activated as excited atoms or molecules for reaction. In the end, all of the constituent elements are deposited on a substrate to form the Li-compound thin film. Thus, reaction efficiency is high with a fast deposition rate. The composition ratio of each element is independently determined to control its yield according to the requirement. Hence, the present invention greatly enhances the fabrication rate with lowered production cost for applications in the thin-film battery industries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Institute of Nuclear Energy Research, Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan, R.O.C.
    Inventors: Der-Jun Jan, Yuh-Jenq Yu, Tien-Hsiang Hsueh, Tien-F Ko
  • Patent number: 10784533
    Abstract: A Li—Sn—O—S compound, a manufacturing method therefor and use thereof as an electrolyte material of Li-ion batteries, and a Li—Sn—O—S hybrid electrolyte are provided. The Li—Sn—O—S compound of the present invention is laminated Sn—O—S embedded with lithium ions. The Li—Sn—O—S compound is represented by the formula Li3x[LixSn1?x(O,S)2], where x>0. The manufacturing method for a Li—Sn—O—S compound includes the following steps of: (S1000) providing a Sn—O—S compound; (S2000) adding a lithium source into the Sn—O—S compound to form a Li—Sn—O—S precursor; and (S3000) performing calcination on the Li—Sn—O—S precursor in a vulcanization condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH , ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL, EXECUTIVE YUAN, R.O.C.
    Inventors: Der-Jun Jan, Dong-Hau Kuo, Roger Lo
  • Publication number: 20200259167
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrochemical unit, a manufacturing method for the same and a use of the same as a component of batteries, and an electrochemical device including the same. The electrochemical unit includes a mixture layer and a transition metal oxide layer. The mixture layer includes an oxide made of a first transition metal, an oxide made of a second transition metal, and a first alkali metal. The transition metal oxide layer is disposed on one side of the mixture layer, where the transition metal oxide layer includes a third transition metal oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: MIN-CHUAN WANG, YU-LIN YEH, YU-CHEN LI, DING-GUEY TSAI, DER-JUN JAN
  • Publication number: 20200220203
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for plating a lithium (Li)-compound thin film. In the thin film, Li is obtained through thermal evaporation, and titanium (Ti) or other metal by using arc plasma. The elements converted into gas phase are co-deposited in a plasma environment with a reaction gas (oxygen) to be activated as excited atoms or molecules for reaction. In the end, all of the constituent elements are deposited on a substrate to form the Li-compound thin film. Thus, reaction efficiency is high with a fast deposition rate. The composition ratio of each element is independently determined to control its yield according to the requirement. Hence, the present invention greatly enhances the fabrication rate with lowered production cost for applications in the thin-film battery industries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Der-Jun Jan, Yuh-Jenq Yu, Tien-Hsiang Hsueh, Tien-F Ko
  • Patent number: 10707076
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a nanostructure composite material includes a step of preparing an inorganic material nanostructure, and a step of embedding an organic material to the inorganic material nanostructure so as to form the nanostructure composite material. In addition, a nanostructure composite material is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH, ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL, EXECUTIVE YUAN, R.O.C
    Inventors: Der-Jun Jan, Shih-Shou Lo, Cheng-How Wang
  • Publication number: 20200183054
    Abstract: An anti-reflection composite layer including a substrate, a plurality of first optical layers and a plurality of second optical layers is provided. The first optical layers and the second optical layers are alternately formed on the carrier surface of the substrate by a PVD coating process, and the refractive index of the materials forming the first optical layers is higher than that of the materials forming the second optical layers. A manufacturing method thereof is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Po-Wen Chen, En-Shih Chen, Meng-Hsin Chen, Jin-Yu Wu, Der-Jun Jan
  • Patent number: 10662073
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a Zinc oxide nanocapsule includes: a step of preparing a Zinc oxide narorod; a step of etching the Zinc oxide narorod to form a Zinc oxide nanotube, wherein the Zinc oxide nanotube is a hollow tubular structure; a step of filling a material into the Zinc oxide nanotube; and, a step of regrowing the Zinc oxide nanotube to encapsulate the hollow tubular structure so as to form a Zinc oxide nanocapsule. In addition, a zinc oxide nanocapsule is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH, ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL, EXECUTIVE YUAN, R.O.C
    Inventors: Der-Jun Jan, Shih-Shou Lo, Wan-Hsuan Tsai
  • Publication number: 20200112049
    Abstract: A Li—Sn—O—S compound, a manufacturing method therefor and use thereof as an electrolyte material of Li-ion batteries, and a Li—Sn—O—S hybrid electrolyte are provided. The Li—Sn—O—S compound of the present invention is laminated Sn—O—S embedded with lithium ions. The Li—Sn—O—S compound is represented by the formula Li3x[LixSn1?x(O,S)2], where x>0. The manufacturing method for a Li—Sn—O—S compound includes the following steps of: (S1000) providing a Sn—O—S compound; (S2000) adding a lithium source into the Sn—O—S compound to form a Li—Sn—O—S precursor; and (S3000) performing calcination on the Li—Sn—O—S precursor in a vulcanization condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: DER-JUN JAN, DONG-HAU KUO, ROGER LO
  • Patent number: 10353262
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for fabricating an electrochromic device, which adopts the vacuum cathodic arc-plasma deposition to comprise five layers with an ionic conduction layer (electrolyte) in contact with an electrochromic (EC) layer and an ion storage (complementary) layer, all sandwiched between two transparent conducting layers sequentially on a substrate. The method owns superior deposition efficiency and the fabricated thin film structures have higher crystalline homogeneity. In addition, thanks to the nanometer pores in the thin film structures, the electric capacity as well as the ion mobility are greater. Consequently, the reaction efficiency for bleaching or coloring is enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Institute of Nuclear Energy Research, Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan, R.O.C
    Inventors: Po-Wen Chen, Chen-Te Chang, Peng Yang, Jin-Yu Wu, Der-Jun Jan, Cheng-Chang Hsieh, Wen-Fa Tsai, Min-Chuan Wang
  • Publication number: 20190122886
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a nanostructure composite material includes a step of preparing an inorganic material nanostructure, and a step of embedding an organic material to the inorganic material nanostructure so as to form the nanostructure composite material. In addition, a nanostructure composite material is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: DER-JUN JAN, Shih-Shou Lo, Cheng-How Wang
  • Publication number: 20190119123
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a Zinc oxide nanocapsule includes: a step of preparing a Zinc oxide narorod; a step of etching the Zinc oxide narorod to form a Zinc oxide nanotube, wherein the Zinc oxide nanotube is a hollow tubular structure; a step of filling a material into the Zinc oxide nanotube; and, a step of regrowing the Zinc oxide nanotube to encapsulate the hollow tubular structure so as to form a Zinc oxide nanocapsule. In addition, a zinc oxide nanocapsule is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Der-Jun Jan, Shih-Shou Lo, Wan-Hsuan Tsai
  • Publication number: 20190115567
    Abstract: A refine microcrystalline electrode manufacturing method is provided. The refine microcrystalline electrode manufacturing method includes the following step. First, an active material electrode layer is subjected to a conventional thermal annealing (CTA) process in an oxygen-containing environment at a first temperature interval to form an active material crystallization precursor; the active material crystallization precursor is subjected to a rapid thermal annealing (RTA) process in the oxygen-containing environment at a second temperature interval to form an active material coating layer with uniformly distributed fine microcrystal grains, wherein the temperature range of the second temperature interval is greater than the temperature range of the first temperature interval. In addition, a thin film battery and a thin film battery manufacturing method are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Tien-Hsiang Hsueh, Yuh-Jenq Yu, Chi-Hung Su, Der-Jun Jan
  • Publication number: 20190074505
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing electrochemical device, which may include the following steps: disposing a metal material or a metal oxide material to be doped on the anode of the plasma source of the arc plasma coating equipment; forming a metal oxide film of the electrochemical device by the arc plasma coating equipment via an arc plasma coating process; and doping the metal material or the metal oxide material into the metal oxide film after being mixed with the plasma by heat vaporization via the phenomenon of the electrons heating the anode of the plasma source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: MIN-CHUAN WANG, YU-CHEN LI, SHENG-CHUAN HSU, JIN-YU WU, DER-JUN JAN
  • Publication number: 20190036157
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a hybrid-structured solid electrolyte membrane includes a step of preparing a liquid solution formed by heating and mixing an electrolytic solution and a lithium salt, a step of mixing orderly a first monomer and then a second monomer into the liquid solution so as to form a hybrid structure, and a step of curing the hybrid structure so as to form a hybrid-structured solid electrolyte membrane. In addition, a hybrid-structured solid electrolyte membrane, an all-solid-state battery and a method for manufacturing the all-solid-state battery are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Chi-Hung Su, Chao-Yen Kuo, Der-Jun Jan
  • Publication number: 20180120662
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for fabricating an electrochromic device, which adopts the vacuum cathodic arc-plasma deposition to comprise five layers with an ionic conduction layer (electrolyte) in contact with an electrochromic (EC) layer and an ion storage (complementary) layer, all sandwiched between two transparent conducting layers sequentially on a substrate. The method owns superior deposition efficiency and the fabricated thin film structures have higher crystalline homogeneity. In addition, thanks to the nanometer pores in the thin film structures, the electric capacity as well as the ion mobility are greater. Consequently, the reaction efficiency for bleaching or coloring is enhanced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: PO-WEN CHEN, CHEN-TE CHANG, PENG YANG, JIN-YU WU, DER-JUN JAN, CHENG-CHANG HSIEH, WEN-FA TSAI, MIN-CHUAN WANG
  • Publication number: 20180108945
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for manufacturing solid electrolyte membrane. The manufacturing method includes the following steps. A solution is provided. The solution is heated and mixed with an electrolytic solution and a lithium salt. Then, a solid-state polymer material is added to the solution. Then, a heating and stirring step is performed so as to form a viscous mass. Then, a forming step is performed to form a solid electrolyte membrane. In addition, a lithium battery and manufacturing method thereof is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: CHI-HUNG SU, CHAO-YEN KUO, DER-JUN JAN
  • Patent number: 9825196
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a microcrystalline silicon thin film solar cell and the manufacturing method thereof, using which not only the crystallinity of a microcrystalline silicon thin film that is to be formed by the manufacturing method can be controlled and adjusted at will and the defects in the microcrystalline silicon thin film can be fixed, but also the device characteristic degradation due to chamber contamination happening in the manufacturing process, such as plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD), can be eliminated effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL, EXECUTIVE YUAN
    Inventors: Min-Chuan Wang, Tian-You Liao, Chih-Pong Huang, Der-Jun Jan
  • Publication number: 20170062865
    Abstract: A double-sided all-solid-state thin-film lithium battery is provided, which may include a conductive substrate, a first upper electrode layer, a second upper electrode, an upper electrolyte layer, an upper current collecting layer, a first lower electrode layer, a second lower electrode layer, a lower electrolyte layer and a lower current collecting layer. The first upper electrode layer may be disposed at one side of the conductive substrate. The upper electrolyte layer may be disposed between the first and the second upper electrode layer. The upper current collecting layer may be disposed at one side of the second upper electrode layer. The first lower electrode layer may be disposed at the other side of the conductive substrate. The lower electrolyte layer may be disposed between the first and the second lower electrode layer. The lower current collecting layer may be disposed at one side of the second lower electrode layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: CHI-HUNG SU, YUAN-RUEI JHENG, DER-JUN JAN, TIEN-HSIANG HSUEH, YUH-JENQ YU
  • Publication number: 20170062800
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing polycrystalline electrode is provided, which may include the following steps: providing a conductive substrate; using a film coating method to deposit an active material on one side of the conductive substrate by a hydrogen-containing plasma source to form an electrode layer; executing a thermal annealing process for the electrode layer in an oxygen-containing environment. The grains of the polycrystalline electrode manufactured by the method will be more uniform in size, which can significantly increase the volumetric energy density of thin-film battery to significantly improve its performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Tien-Hsiang HSUEH, Chi-Hung SU, Der-Jun JAN, Yuh-Jenq YU, Yuan-Ruei JHENG