Patents by Inventor Hu Tao

Hu Tao 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: 10562024
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to paper-based substrates and apparatus comprising such substrates. The apparatus may include a patterned conductive structure coupled to the paper-based substrate, wherein the patterned conductive structure responds to electromagnetic radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Tufts University
    Inventors: Fiorenzo Omenetto, David L. Kaplan, Hu Tao
  • Publication number: 20200024693
    Abstract: An MM?X—Y metal composite functional material and a preparation method thereof; an MM?X—Y metal composite functional material, comprising the following components in percentage by volume: A% of MaM?bXc and B% of Y, wherein each of M and M? is any one element of a transition group or an alloy of more than one element, X is any one element of IIIA group or IVA group or an alloy of more than one element, and Y is any one element of IB group, IIB group, IIA group or IVA group, or an alloy of more than one element, wherein the value range of a, b and c is 0.8-1.2, and the sum of A% and B% is 100%; the material is prepared through smelting, annealing, crushing, mixing, pressing and curing, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Hu ZHANG, Kun TAO, KeWen LONG
  • Patent number: 10464361
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for printing a predetermined pattern on silk fibroin materials using water based “inks.” Such technique may be useful for micro- and nano-engineering applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Tufts University
    Inventors: Fiorenzo G. Omenetto, David L. Kaplan, Miaomiao Yang, Hu Tao, Benedetto Marelli, Sunghwan Kim
  • Patent number: 10413894
    Abstract: This invention discloses a method for preparing a catalyst for catalyzing the degradation of organic pollutants in printing and dyeing wastewater by ozone, wherein the catalyst comprises a porous carbon material as a substrate and metal oxide nanoparticles deposited on the surface of the substrate. The method comprises the steps of: allowing a mixture of resorcinol, formaldehyde, trimethylhexadecyl ammonium bromide, multi-walled carbon nanotubes and deionized water to react to form cured product, which is then calcinated and carbonized at high temperature to produce the porous carbon material; impregnating the resulting porous carbon material with nitrate solution, drying the porous carbon material, and calcinating it at high temperature, wherein the absorbed nitrate is decomposed into metal oxide and embedded into the porous carbon material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel Limited
    Inventors: Songmin Shang, Enling Hu, Xiao-ming Tao
  • Patent number: 10396173
    Abstract: The invention provides transient devices, including active and passive devices that electrically and/or physically transform upon application of at least one internal and/or external stimulus. Materials, modeling tools, manufacturing approaches, device designs and system level examples of transient electronics are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, Trustees of Tufts College
    Inventors: John A. Rogers, Fiorenzo G. Omenetto, Suk-Won Hwang, Hu Tao, Dae-Hyeong Kim, David Kaplan
  • Publication number: 20190177560
    Abstract: The present application discloses biopolymer-based ink formulations that are useful for inkjet printing and other applications. Related methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Fiorenzo G. Omenetto, David L. Kaplan, Hu Tao, Benedetto Marelli, Miaomiao Yang
  • Patent number: 10035920
    Abstract: The present application discloses biopolymer-based ink formulations that are useful for inkjet printing and other applications. Related methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Tufts University
    Inventors: Fiorenzo Omenetto, David Kaplan, Hu Tao, Benedetto Marelli, Miaomiao Yang
  • Publication number: 20180175158
    Abstract: The invention provides transient devices, including active and passive devices that electrically and/or physically transform upon application of at least one internal and/or external stimulus. Materials, modeling tools, manufacturing approaches, device designs and system level examples of transient electronics are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: John A. ROGERS, Fiorenzo G. OMENETTO, Suk-Won HWANG, Hu TAO, Dae-Hyeong KIM, David KAPLAN
  • Patent number: 9691873
    Abstract: The invention provides transient devices, including active and passive devices that electrically and/or physically transform upon application of at least one internal and/or external stimulus. Materials, modeling tools, manufacturing approaches, device designs and system level examples of transient electronics are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignees: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, Trustees of Tufts College
    Inventors: John A. Rogers, Fiorenzo G. Omenetto, Suk-Won Hwang, Hu Tao, Dae-Hyeong Kim, David Kaplan
  • Patent number: 9603243
    Abstract: The invention relates to silk electronic components and methods for fabricating the same. The silk electronic components can be used as novel devices, such as implantable bioelectric and/or biophotonic devices, biosensors, surveillance devices, invisible cloaks, electromagnetic concentrators or antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignees: TUFTS UNIVERSITY, TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: David Kaplan, Fiorenzo Omenetto, Hu Tao, Richard Averitt, Andrew Strikwerda, Xin Zhang, Konstantinos Tsioris
  • Patent number: 9517357
    Abstract: Provided herein are silk fibroin-based photothermal elements and uses thereof. The silk fibroin-based photothermal elements comprise a plurality of plasmonic nanoparticle distributed in a silk fibroin matrix, and can generate heat when the plasmonic nanoparticles are exposed to electromagnetic radiation. The silk fibroin-based photothermal elements can be adapted to be conformable and biodegradable, and can further be integrated with various electronic components, such as a thermo-electric device for conversion of heat into electricity. The invention is useful for various in vivo applications, such as photothermal therapy, controlled drug-delivery devices or wireless powering of implanted micro-devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: TUFTS UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Fiorenzo Omenetto, David L. Kaplan, Hu Tao
  • Publication number: 20160089854
    Abstract: The present invention provides, among other things, compositions including a first silk fibroin layer, and a second silk fibroin layer, wherein at least a portion of the first silk fibroin layer is directly adhered to at least a portion of the second silk fibroin layer to form a silk-silk interface and methods of making the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Applicant: Tufts University
    Inventors: Florenzo G. Omenetto, Mark Brenckle, Benedetto Marelli, David L. Kaplan, Hu Tao
  • Publication number: 20160046138
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for printing a predetermined pattern on silk fibroin materials using water based “inks.” Such technique may be useful for micro- and nano-engineering applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Fiorenzo G. Omenetto, David L. Kaplan, Miaomiao Yang, Hu Tao, Benedetto Marelli, Sunghwan Kim
  • Publication number: 20150307728
    Abstract: The present application discloses biopolymer-based ink formulations that are useful for inkjet printing and other applications. Related methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Fiorenzo Omenetto, David Kaplan, Hu Tao, Benedetto Marelli, Miaomiao Yang
  • Publication number: 20140154788
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to paper-based substrates and apparatus comprising such substrates. The apparatus may include a patterned conductive structure coupled to the paper-based substrate, wherein the patterned conductive structure responds to electromagnetic radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Tufts University
    Inventors: Fiorenzo Omenetto, David L. Kaplan, Hu Tao
  • Publication number: 20130310908
    Abstract: Provided herein are silk fibroin-based photothermal elements and uses thereof. The silk fibroin-based photothermal elements comprise a plurality of plasmonic nanoparticle distributed in a silk fibroin matrix, and can generate heat when the plasmonic nanoparticles are exposed to electromagnetic radiation. The silk fibroin-based photothermal elements can be adapted to be conformable and biodegradable, and can further be integrated with various electronic components, such as a thermo-electric device for conversion of heat into electricity. The invention is useful for various in vivo applications, such as photothermal therapy, controlled drug-delivery devices or wireless powering of implanted micro-devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2011
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: TUFTS UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Fiorenzo Omenetto, David L. Kaplan, Hu Tao
  • Publication number: 20130240251
    Abstract: The invention relates to silk electronic components and methods for fabricating the same. The silk electronic components can be used as novel devices, such as implantable bioelectric and/or biophotonic devices, biosensors, surveillance devices, invisible cloaks, electromagnetic concentrators or antennas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicants: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY, TUFTS UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: David Kaplan, Fiorenzo Omenetto, Jason Amsden, Hu Tao, Richard Averitt, Andrew Strikwerda, Xin Zhang, Konstantinos Tsioris
  • Publication number: 20130140649
    Abstract: The invention provides transient devices, including active and passive devices that electrically and/or physically transform upon application of at least one internal and/or external stimulus. Materials, modeling tools, manufacturing approaches, device designs and system level examples of transient electronics are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventors: John A. ROGERS, Fiorenzo G. OMENETTO, Suk-Won HWANG, Hu TAO, Dae-Hyeong KIM, David KAPLAN
  • Patent number: 8450690
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for detecting terahertz radiation at room temperature. A detecting pixel includes a sub-wavelength split-ring resonator, and is mechanically coupled to (but thermally decoupled from) a substrate via a cantilever formed from two materials that have a significant mismatch in their thermal expansion coefficients. Incident radiation causes the split-ring resonator to resonate, thereby generating heat that is transferred to the cantilever, causing the cantilever to flex. An optical readout system includes a secondary light source, such as a laser, that shines on a reflective surface on the pixel, whereby a photodiode detects the reflected light and permits calculation of a relative deflection of the pixel in the nanometer range. An exemplary detector has a noise equivalent power rating of approximately 60 pW/?Hz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignees: Trustees of Boston University, Trustees of Boston College
    Inventors: Richard Averitt, Xin Zhang, Hu Tao, Andrew Strikwerda, Willie J. Padilla, Eric Shaner
  • Publication number: 20120261575
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for detecting terahertz radiation at room temperature. A detecting pixel includes a sub-wavelength split-ring resonator, and is mechanically coupled to (but thermally decoupled from) a substrate via a cantilever formed from two materials that have a significant mismatch in their thermal expansion coefficients. Incident radiation causes the split-ring resonator to resonate, thereby generating heat that is transferred to the cantilever, causing the cantilever to flex. An optical readout system includes a secondary light source, such as a laser, that shines on a reflective surface on the pixel, whereby a photodiode detects the reflected light and permits calculation of a relative deflection of the pixel in the nanometer range. An exemplary detector has a noise equivalent power rating of approximately 60 pW/?Hz.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Richard Averitt, Xin Zhang, Hu Tao, Andrew Strikwerda, Willie J. Padilla, Eric Shaner