Patents by Inventor Guangyuan Zheng

Guangyuan Zheng 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).

  • Publication number: 20200136147
    Abstract: A method of forming a sulfur-based cathode material includes: 1) providing a sulfur-based nanostructure; 2) coating the nanostructure with an encapsulating material to form a shell surrounding the nanostructure; and 3) removing a portion of the nanostructure through the shell to form a void within the shell, with a remaining portion of the nanostructure disposed within the shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Weiyang Li, Yi Cui, Zhi Wei Seh, Guangyuan Zheng, Yuan Yang
  • Patent number: 10601049
    Abstract: A battery includes an anode, a cathode, and an electrolyte disposed between the anode and the cathode. The anode includes a current collector and an interfacial layer disposed over the current collector, and the interfacial layer includes a polymer including dynamic bonds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Zhenan Bao, Yi Cui, Guangyuan Zheng, Chao Wang, Jeffrey Lopez, Allen Pei
  • Patent number: 10566630
    Abstract: A method of forming a sulfur-based cathode material includes: 1) providing a sulfur-based nanostructure; 2) coating the nanostructure with an encapsulating material to form a shell surrounding the nanostructure; and 3) removing a portion of the nanostructure through the shell to form a void within the shell, with a remaining portion of the nanostructure disposed within the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Weiyang Li, Yi Cui, Zhi Wei Seh, Guangyuan Zheng, Yuan Yang
  • Patent number: 10256448
    Abstract: A battery includes 1) an anode, 2) a cathode, and 3) an electrolyte disposed between the anode and the cathode. The anode includes a current collector and an interfacial layer disposed over the current collector, and the interfacial layer includes an array of interconnected, protruding regions that define spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Yi Cui, Guangyuan Zheng, Steven Chu, Kai Yan
  • Publication number: 20190081327
    Abstract: A method of forming a sulfur-based cathode material includes: 1) providing a sulfur-based nanostructure; 2) coating the nanostructure with an encapsulating material to form a shell surrounding the nanostructure; and 3) removing a portion of the nanostructure through the shell to form a void within the shell, with a remaining portion of the nanostructure disposed within the shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Weiyang Li, Yi Cui, Zhi Wei Seh, Guangyuan Zheng, Yuan Yang
  • Patent number: 10056618
    Abstract: A method of forming a sulfur-based cathode material includes: 1) providing a sulfur-based nanostructure; 2) coating the nanostructure with an encapsulating material to form a shell surrounding the nanostructure; and 3) removing a portion of the nanostructure through the shell to form a void within the shell, with a remaining portion of the nanostructure disposed within the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Weiyang Li, Yi Cui, Zhi Wei Seh, Guangyuan Zheng, Yuan Yang
  • Patent number: 10033040
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a battery electrode includes: (1) mixing Li2S particles with a binder to form a slurry, the binder including at least one of: (a) an ester moiety, (b) an amide moiety, (c) a ketone moiety, (d) an imine moiety, (e) an ether moiety, and (f) a nitrile moiety; and (2) disposing the slurry on a current collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Standford Junior University
    Inventors: Yi Cui, Zhi Wei Seh, Guangyuan Zheng
  • Patent number: 9705123
    Abstract: A battery enclosure is provided that externally shorts the enclosed battery, or batteries, immediately prior to the battery being punctured. As a result, the battery's state-of-charge is decreased, leading to a less severe reaction when the battery case is punctured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: ATIEVA, INC.
    Inventors: Albert Liu, Guangyuan Zheng, Wilson Chou
  • Publication number: 20170125819
    Abstract: A method of forming a sulfur-based cathode material includes: 1) providing a sulfur-based nanostructure; 2) coating the nanostructure with an encapsulating material to form a shell surrounding the nanostructure; and 3) removing a portion of the nanostructure through the shell to form a void within the shell, with a remaining portion of the nanostructure disposed within the shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Weiyang Li, Yi Cui, Zhi Wei Seh, Guangyuan Zheng, Yuan Yang
  • Publication number: 20170125782
    Abstract: A battery enclosure is provided that externally shorts the enclosed battery, or batteries, immediately prior to the battery being punctured. As a result, the battery's state-of-charge is decreased, leading to a less severe reaction when the battery case is punctured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: ATIEVA, INC.
    Inventors: Albert Liu, Guangyuan Zheng, Wilson Chou
  • Publication number: 20170062830
    Abstract: A battery includes an anode, a cathode, and an electrolyte disposed between the anode and the cathode. The anode includes a current collector and an interfacial layer disposed over the current collector, and the interfacial layer includes a polymer including dynamic bonds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Zhenan Bao, Yi Cui, Guangyuan Zheng, Chao Wang, Jeffrey Lopez, Allen Pei
  • Publication number: 20160013462
    Abstract: A battery includes 1) an anode, 2) a cathode, and 3) an electrolyte disposed between the anode and the cathode. The anode includes a current collector and an interfacial layer disposed over the current collector, and the interfacial layer includes an array of interconnected, protruding regions that define spaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Yi Cui, Guangyuan Zheng, Steven Chu, Kai Yan
  • Publication number: 20150010817
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a battery electrode includes: (1) mixing Li2S particles with a binder to form a slurry, the binder including at least one of: (a) an ester moiety, (b) an amide moiety, (c) a ketone moiety, (d) an imine moiety, (e) an ether moiety, and (f) a nitrile moiety; and (2) disposing the slurry on a current collector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Yi Cui, Zhi Wei Seh, Guangyuan Zheng
  • Publication number: 20130065128
    Abstract: A battery includes an anode, a cathode, and an electrolyte disposed between the anode and the cathode. The cathode includes a hollow structure defining an internal volume and a sulfur-based material disposed within the internal volume. A characteristic dimension of the internal volume is at least 20 nm, and the sulfur-based material occupies less than 100% of the internal volume to define a void.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Weiyang Li, Yi Cui, Zhi Wei Seh, Guangyuan Zheng, Yuan Yang
  • Patent number: D868668
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: volans-i, Inc
    Inventors: Hannan Parvizian, Guangyuan Zheng, Manuel Lopez
  • Patent number: D881107
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: volans-i, Inc
    Inventors: Hannan Parvizian, Manuel Lopez, Guangyuan Zheng