Patents by Inventor Jianyi Cui

Jianyi Cui 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: 20200176824
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an energy storage device comprising at least one electrochemical cell comprising a negative current collector, a negative electrode in electrical communication with the negative current collector, an electrolyte in electrical communication with the negative electrode, a positive current collector, and a positive electrode in electrical communication with the positive current collector and electrolyte. The positive electrode comprises a material that is solid at the operating temperature of the energy storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: David J. Bradwell, Greg A. Thompson, Alex T. Vai, Steve Onorato, Alexander W. Elliott, Jianyi Cui, Jennifer Cocking, Allan Blanchard, Jeff Miller, David A.H. McCleary, William Timson, Ian Redfern
  • Patent number: 10608212
    Abstract: The disclosure provides electrochemical batteries, electrochemical battery housings and methods for assembling electrochemical batteries. The battery housing can include a container, a container lid assembly and an electrical conductor. The container can include a cavity that extends into the container from a cavity aperture. The lid assembly can seal the cavity, and can include an electrically conductive container lid and an electrically conductive flange. The container lid can cover the cavity aperture and can include a conductor aperture that extends through the container lid. The flange can cover the conductor aperture and can be electrically isolated from the container lid. The conductor can be connected to the flange and can extend through the conductor aperture into the cavity. The conductor can be electrically isolated from the container lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: AMBRI INC.
    Inventors: David J. Bradwell, Alex T. Vai, Jianyi Cui, Brian Neltner
  • Patent number: 10297870
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an energy storage device comprising at least one electrochemical cell comprising a negative current collector, a negative electrode in electrical communication with the negative current collector, an electrolyte in electrical communication with the negative electrode, a positive electrode in electrical communication with the electrolyte and a positive current collector in electrical communication with the positive electrode. The negative electrode comprises an alkali metal. Upon discharge, the electrolyte provides charged species of the alkali metal. The positive electrode can include a Group IIIA, IVA, VA and VIA of the periodic table of the elements, or a transition metal (e.g., Group 12 element).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: AMBRI INC.
    Inventors: David J. Bradwell, Xingwen Yu, Greg A. Thompson, Jianyi Cui, Alex Elliott, Chia-Ying Lee, Denis Tite
  • Publication number: 20180159179
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an energy storage device comprising at least one electrochemical cell comprising a negative current collector, a negative electrode in electrical communication with the negative current collector, an electrolyte in electrical communication with the negative electrode, a positive electrode in electrical communication with the electrolyte and a positive current collector in electrical communication with the positive electrode. The negative electrode comprises an alkali metal. Upon discharge, the electrolyte provides charged species of the alkali metal. The positive electrode can include a Group IIIA, IVA, VA and VIA of the periodic table of the elements, or a transition metal (e.g., Group 12 element).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: David J. Bradwell, Xingwen Yu, Greg A. Thompson, Jianyi Cui, Alex Elliott, Chia-Ying Lee, Denis Tite
  • Patent number: 9876258
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an energy storage device comprising at least one electrochemical cell comprising a negative current collector, a negative electrode in electrical communication with the negative current collector, an electrolyte in electrical communication with the negative electrode, a positive electrode in electrical communication with the electrolyte and a positive current collector in electrical communication with the positive electrode. The negative electrode comprises an alkali metal. Upon discharge, the electrolyte provides charged species of the alkali metal. The positive electrode can include a Group IIIA, IVA, VA and VIA of the periodic table of the elements, or a transition metal (e.g., Group 12 element).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: AMBRI INC.
    Inventors: David J. Bradwell, Xingwen Yu, Greg A. Thompson, Jianyi Cui, Alex Elliott, Chia-Ying Lee, Denis Tite
  • Publication number: 20170222273
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an energy storage device comprising at least one electrochemical cell comprising a negative current collector, a negative electrode in electrical communication with the negative current collector, an electrolyte in electrical communication with the negative electrode, a positive electrode in electrical communication with the electrolyte and a positive current collector in electrical communication with the positive electrode. The negative electrode comprises an alkali metal. Upon discharge, the electrolyte provides charged species of the alkali metal. The positive electrode can include a Group IIIA, IVA, VA and VIA of the periodic table of the elements, or a transition metal (e.g., Group 12 element).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: David J. Bradwell, Xingwen Yu, Greg A. Thompson, Jianyi Cui, Alex Elliott, Chia-Ying Lee, Denis Tite
  • Patent number: 9559386
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an energy storage device comprising at least one electrochemical cell comprising a negative current collector, a negative electrode in electrical communication with the negative current collector, an electrolyte in electrical communication with the negative electrode, a positive electrode in electrical communication with the electrolyte and a positive current collector in electrical communication with the positive electrode. The negative electrode comprises an alkali metal. Upon discharge, the electrolyte provides charged species of the alkali metal. The positive electrode can include a Group IIIA, IVA, VA and VIA of the periodic table of the elements, or a transition metal (e.g., Group 12 element).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Ambri Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Bradwell, Xingwen Yu, Greg A. Thompson, Jianyi Cui, Alex Elliott, Chia-Ying Lee
  • Publication number: 20170018811
    Abstract: The disclosure provides seals for devices that operate at elevated temperatures and have reactive metal vapors, such as lithium, sodium or magnesium. In some examples, such devices include energy storage devices that may be used within an electrical power grid or as part of a standalone system. The energy storage devices may be charged from an electricity production source for later discharge, such as when there is a demand for electrical energy consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: David J. Bradwell, Hari Nayar, Greg Thompson, Jianyi Cui, David S. Deak, Michael J. McNeley, Brian Neltner, Darrell Taylor, Vimal Pujari, Zachary T. Modest
  • Publication number: 20150325821
    Abstract: The disclosure provides electrochemical batteries, electrochemical battery housings and methods for assembling electrochemical batteries. The battery housing can include a container, a container lid assembly and an electrical conductor. The container can include a cavity that extends into the container from a cavity aperture. The lid assembly can seal the cavity, and can include an electrically conductive container lid and an electrically conductive flange. The container lid can cover the cavity aperture and can include a conductor aperture that extends through the container lid. The flange can cover the conductor aperture and can be electrically isolated from the container lid. The conductor can be connected to the flange and can extend through the conductor aperture into the cavity. The conductor can be electrically isolated from the container lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: David J. Bradwell, Alex T. Vai, Jianyi Cui, Brian Neltner
  • Publication number: 20150132627
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an energy storage device comprising at least one electrochemical cell comprising a negative current collector, a negative electrode in electrical communication with the negative current collector, an electrolyte in electrical communication with the negative electrode, a positive electrode in electrical communication with the electrolyte and a positive current collector in electrical communication with the positive electrode. The negative electrode comprises an alkali metal. Upon discharge, the electrolyte provides charged species of the alkali metal. The positive electrode can include a Group IIIA, IVA, VA and VIA of the periodic table of the elements, or a transition metal (e.g., Group 12 element).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: David J. Bradwell, Xingwen Yu, Greg A. Thompson, Jianyi Cui, Alex Elliott, Chia-Ying Lee, Denis Tite
  • Publication number: 20150015210
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an energy storage device comprising at least one electrochemical cell comprising a negative current collector, a negative electrode in electrical communication with the negative current collector, an electrolyte in electrical communication with the negative electrode, a positive electrode in electrical communication with the electrolyte and a positive current collector in electrical communication with the positive electrode. The negative electrode comprises an alkali metal. Upon discharge, the electrolyte provides charged species of the alkali metal. The positive electrode can include a Group IIIA, IVA, VA and VIA of the periodic table of the elements, or a transition metal (e.g., Group 12 element).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Ambri, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Bradwell, Xingwen Yu, Greg A. Thompson, Jianyi Cui, Alex Elliott, Chia-Ying Lee, Denis Tite
  • Publication number: 20100272997
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for manufacturing of fully densified nanocrystalline metal oxide ceramic materials at low sintering temperature. Methods of the invention involve dry compaction of a product resulting from hydrothermal treatment of metal ion suspensions and subsequent sintering. The present invention may produce ceramic bodies that exhibit nanocrystalline structural features with measured densities that are found to be extremely similar to the theoretical density.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Jackie Y. Ying, Jianyi Cui