Patents by Inventor Jingjun Zhang

Jingjun Zhang 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: 20210126250
    Abstract: A pre-lithiated silicon-based anode includes a silicon-based anode, lithium disposed on a surface or in an interior of the silicon-based anode, and a protective coating on the surface of the silicon-based anode. The pre-lithiated silicon-based anode allows subsequent processing to be performed safely in the atmosphere.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Rongrong Jiang, Jingjun Zhang, Yuqian Dou, Lei Wang, Chuanling Li, Yunhua Chen, Xiaogang Hao, Qiang Lu
  • Patent number: 10991936
    Abstract: Provided is an anode composition for lithium ion batteries, comprising a) a silicon-based active material; b) a carboxyl-containing binder; and c) a silane coupling agent. Also provided are a process for preparing an anode for lithium ion batteries and a lithium ion battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Jun Yang, Yitian Bie, Jingjun Zhang, Yuqian Dou
  • Publication number: 20210078615
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing slack in a linkage chain of a vehicle truck assembly is provided. In one example, a method includes compressing a vehicle suspension by actuating an actuator with a cylinder abutted to a piston rod, the piston rod coupled to the vehicle suspension and, when deactivating the actuator, maintaining at least nominal compression on the vehicle suspension with the piston rod spaced away from a piston of the cylinder via a biasing member, the piston configured to slide within the cylinder along a central axis of the cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Jingjun Zhang, Bret D. Worden, Ibrahim Kacar, John Frederick
  • Patent number: 10946877
    Abstract: A motor suspension assembly includes a frame bracket configured to be coupled with a vehicle frame having mounting locations for upper and lower suspension bars that are positioned for a direct current (DC) traction motor to rest upon the upper suspension bar and for elastic pads to be disposed between the upper and lower suspension bars. The frame bracket is configured to be coupled with the vehicle frame in place of at least one of the upper suspension bar or the lower suspension bar. The assembly also includes a dog bone suspension link configured to be coupled with a nose bracket of an alternating current (AC) traction motor and the frame bracket. The dog bone suspension link is configured to absorb vibration by at least partially rotating about one or more of the nose bracket or the frame bracket during operation of the AC traction motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: TRANSPORTATION IP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Jingjun Zhang, Adrian Gorski, Christopher L. Sheridan
  • Publication number: 20200391773
    Abstract: A method for reducing slack in a linkage chain of a vehicle truck assembly is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Jingjun Zhang, Bret D. Worden, Ibrahim Kacar, John Frederick
  • Publication number: 20200370999
    Abstract: A sensor system includes one or more sensors that sense vibrations of a vehicle and one or more processors that can determine a speed of the vehicle and determine whether the vibrations occurring at one or more frequencies of interest (that are based on the speed of the vehicle) indicate damage to a propulsion system of the vehicle. The one or more processors optionally may determine a hunting frequency of a wheel and axle set and/or a lateral acceleration of the wheel and axle set from the vibrations. The one or more processors can determine a conicity of a wheel in the wheel and axle set based on the hunting frequency and/or the lateral acceleration that is determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Bret Worden, Jingjun Zhang, David Petersen
  • Patent number: 10775271
    Abstract: A sensor system includes one or more sensors that sense vibrations of a vehicle and one or more processors that can determine a speed of the vehicle and determine whether the vibrations occurring at one or more frequencies of interest (that are based on the speed of the vehicle) indicate damage to a propulsion system of the vehicle. The one or more processors optionally may determine a hunting frequency of a wheel and axle set and/or a lateral acceleration of the wheel and axle set from the vibrations. The one or more processors can determine a conicity of a wheel in the wheel and axle set based on the hunting frequency and/or the lateral acceleration that is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC
    Inventors: Bret Worden, Jingjun Zhang, David Petersen
  • Patent number: 10749159
    Abstract: A sensor system senses one or more characteristics of vehicles in a vehicle system with sensors disposed onboard the vehicles and communicate data representative of the one or more characteristics from the sensors to one or more of a controller or a control system of the vehicle system. The data communicated from the sensors onboard the same vehicle can be synchronously communicated with respect to the sensors onboard the same vehicle and asynchronously communicated with respect to the sensors disposed onboard one or more other vehicles in the vehicle system. The systems and methods can direct components disposed onboard a vehicle system to change operations, monitor data output by sensors operatively connected with the components, and determine which of the sensors are operatively connected with which of the components based on the operations of the components that are changed and the data that is output by the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC
    Inventors: Bret Worden, Jingjun Zhang, David Petersen
  • Publication number: 20200143608
    Abstract: A method includes generating movement signals indicative of sensed movement of a powered system in one or more directions and generating fluid level signals indicative of a sensed amount of fluid in the powered system. The method also includes, with one or more processors, receiving the movement signals and the fluid level signals from one or more accelerometers and a fluid level sensor, wherein the one or more processors also configured to filter at least some of the movement signals based on a speed at which the powered system operates. The method also includes, with a first antenna of the sensor assembly, wirelessly communicating one or more of the movement signals or the amount of fluid to a remote location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Bret Worden, Jingjun Zhang, David Peterson
  • Publication number: 20200096419
    Abstract: A sensor assembly includes a housing extending from an insertion end to an opposite coupling end, from a sensor end to an opposite back end, and from a top end to an opposite bottom end. The assembly also includes a sensor dish outwardly projecting from the sensor end of the housing and configured to hold one or more sensors. The assembly also includes a radio frequency (RF) transparent sensor cap configured to be secured to the sensor dish to secure the one or more sensors within the sensor dish. The housing also can be secured to a vehicle for the sensors to measure operational conditions of the vehicle. The housing of the sensor assembly may be connected to a drive train of the vehicle by inserting a fastener through a channel in the housing and into a jacking hole of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Bret Worden, Jingjun Zhang, David Petersen
  • Publication number: 20200094857
    Abstract: A locomotive suspension system includes a truck frame coupled with a locomotive body frame by one or more upper suspensions and a first motor suspension coupled with a first motor and the truck frame. The first motor is coupled with a first axle of the truck frame. The locomotive suspension system also includes a second motor suspension coupled with a second motor and the truck frame. The second motor is coupled with a second axle of the truck frame. The first and second motor suspensions are asymmetrically arranged on opposite sides of a bisecting plane of a truck wheelbase of the truck frame. The truck wheelbase extends from the first axle to the second axle along a length of the truck frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Jingjun Zhang, Phani Kumar Venkata Pullabhotla, Ravikumar Dhulipalla, Marcel Philippe Vasconcelos Silva
  • Patent number: 10598650
    Abstract: A system includes a sensor, one or more processors, a transmitter, and a capacitance control structure. The sensor is configured to contact a fluid and measure a characteristic of the fluid. The one or more processors are operably coupled to the sensor. The one or more processors are configured to generate one or more data signals representative of the characteristic of the fluid that is measured by the sensor. The transmitter is operably coupled to the one or more processors. The transmitter is configured to wirelessly communicate the one or more data signals to a remote reader. The capacitance control structure is configured to one or more of reduce or isolate sensor capacitance of the sensor from the one or more processors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bret Dwayne Worden, Mahalakshmi Shunmugham Balasubramaniam, Ajith Kuttannair Kumar, Jingjun Zhang, Jennifer Lynn Coyne, Sachidananda Chinagudi Jagadeesha
  • Publication number: 20200047781
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling a vehicle system determine one or more of a route parameter of a route on which the vehicle system is moving or a vehicle parameter of the vehicle system. The system and method also determine whether a ratio of a lateral force exerted by one or more wheels of the vehicle system on the route to a vertical force exerted by the one or more wheels of the vehicle system on the route increases to a value exceeding a designated threshold as a result of the one or more route parameter of vehicle parameter that is determined. The ratio of the lateral force to the vertical force exerted by the one or more wheels of the vehicle system on the route is reduced to a value less than the designated threshold by changing an operation of the vehicle system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Bret Dwayne Worden, Ajith Kuttannair Kumar, Jingjun Zhang
  • Patent number: 10559138
    Abstract: A sensor assembly includes one or more accelerometers that generate movement signals indicative of movement of a powered system, a fluid level sensor that generates fluid level signals indicative of an amount of fluid in the powered system, and one or more processors that receive the movement signals and the fluid level signals. The one or more processors also (a) filter at least some of the movement signals based on a speed at which the powered system operates and/or (b) calculate one or more of (1) a statistical measure, (2) a fast Fourier transform (FFT), or (3) a discrete Fourier transform (DFT) of the movement signals. The assembly also includes a first antenna that wirelessly communicates the one or more of the movement signals, the amount of fluid, the statistical measure, the FFT, or the DFT to a remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC
    Inventors: Bret Worden, Jingjun Zhang, David Petersen
  • Publication number: 20200041480
    Abstract: A system includes a sensor configured to be disposed within a reservoir of a machine having moving parts that are lubricated by a liquid in the reservoir. The sensor is configured to obtain a measurement of the liquid that is representative of at least one of a quantity or quality of the liquid in the reservoir. The system also includes a device body operably coupled to the sensor. The device body has a processing unit that is operably coupled to the sensor and configured to generate first data signals representative of the measurement of the liquid. The device body also includes a transmitter that is configured to wirelessly communicate the first data signals to a remote reader.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Bret Dwayne Worden, Mahalakshmi Shunmugham Balasubramaniam, Ajith Kuttannair Kumar, Jingjun Zhang, Jennifer Lynn Coyne, Sachidananda Chinagudi Jagadeesha
  • Patent number: 10527523
    Abstract: A sensor assembly includes a housing extending from an insertion end to an opposite coupling end, from a sensor end to an opposite back end, and from a top end to an opposite bottom end. The assembly also includes a sensor dish outwardly projecting from the sensor end of the housing and configured to hold one or more sensors. The assembly also includes a radio frequency (RF) transparent sensor cap configured to be secured to the sensor dish to secure the one or more sensors within the sensor dish. The housing also can be secured to a vehicle for the sensors to measure operational conditions of the vehicle. The housing of the sensor assembly may be connected to a drive train of the vehicle by inserting a fastener through a channel in the housing and into a jacking hole of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC
    Inventors: Bret Worden, Jingjun Zhang, David Petersen
  • Patent number: 10488385
    Abstract: A system includes a sensor configured to be disposed within a reservoir of a machine having moving parts that are lubricated by a liquid in the reservoir. The sensor is configured to obtain a measurement of the liquid that is representative of at least one of a quantity or quality of the liquid in the reservoir. The system also includes a device body operably coupled to the sensor. The device body has a processing unit that is operably coupled to the sensor and configured to generate first data signals representative of the measurement of the liquid. The device body also includes a transmitter that is configured to wirelessly communicate the first data signals to a remote reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC
    Inventors: Bret Dwayne Worden, Mahalakshmi Shunmugham Balasubramaniam, Ajith Kuttannair Kumar, Jingjun Zhang, Jennifer Lynn Coyne, Sachidananda Chinagudi Jagadeesha
  • Publication number: 20190265131
    Abstract: A vehicle sensor system includes a fluid sensor configured to be disposed onboard a vehicle system and at least partially extend into a gearbox of a traction motor of the vehicle system. The fluid sensor is configured to output data representative of an amount of a lubricating fluid in the gearbox. The system also includes a positioning system configured to output data representative of movement or an absence of movement of the vehicle system, and one or more processors configured to determine the amount of the lubricating fluid in the gearbox based on the data that is output by the fluid sensor responsive to the data output by the positioning system indicating that the vehicle system has not moved or has moved by less than a designated distance for at least a designated, non-instantaneous period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Bret Worden, Jingjun Zhang, David Petersen
  • Patent number: D858324
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC
    Inventors: Bret Worden, Jingjun Zhang, David Petersen
  • Patent number: D873690
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC
    Inventors: Bret Worden, Jingjun Zhang, David Petersen