Patents by Inventor Li-Duan Tsai

Li-Duan Tsai 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: 20210095383
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing nitride catalyst is provided, which includes putting a Ru target and an M target into a nitrogen-containing atmosphere, in which M is Ni, Co, Fe, Mn, Cr, V, Ti, Cu, or Zn. The method also includes providing powers to the Ru target and the M target, respectively. The method also includes providing ions to bombard the Ru target and the M target for depositing MxRuyN2 on a substrate by sputtering, wherein 0<x<1.3, 0.7<y<2, and x+y=2, wherein MxRuyZ2 is cubic crystal system or amorphous.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Kuo-Hsin LIN, Li-Duan TSAI, Wen-Hsuan CHAO, Chiu-Ping HUANG, Pin-Hsin YANG, Hsiao-Chun HUANG, Jiunn-Nan LIN, Yu-Ming LIN
  • Patent number: 10914011
    Abstract: A method for hydrogen evolution by electrolysis includes soaking a membrane electrode assembly into an alkaline aqueous solution. The membrane electrode assembly includes an anode having a first catalyst layer on a first gas-liquid diffusion layer, a cathode having a second catalyst layer on a second gas-liquid diffusion layer, and a cationic exchange membrane between the first catalyst layer of the anode and the second catalyst layer of the cathode. The first catalyst layer, the second catalyst layer, or both of the above has a chemical structure of MxRuyN2, wherein M is Ni, Co, Fe, Mn, Cr, V, Ti, Cu, or Zn, 0<x<1.3, 0.7<y<2, and x+y=2, wherein MxRuyN2 is cubic crystal system or amorphous. The method also applies a voltage to the anode and the cathode for electrolysis of the alkaline aqueous solution, thereby producing hydrogen at the cathode and producing oxygen at the anode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Kuo-Hsin Lin, Li-Duan Tsai, Yu-Ming Lin, Wen-Hsuan Chao, Chiu-Ping Huang, Pin-Hsin Yang, Hsiao-Chun Huang, Jiunn-Nan Lin
  • Patent number: 10914012
    Abstract: A membrane electrode assembly includes an anode having a first catalyst layer on a first gas-liquid diffusion layer, a cathode having a second catalyst layer on a second gas-liquid diffusion layer, and an anionic exchange membrane between the first catalyst layer of the anode and the second catalyst layer of the cathode. The first catalyst layer has a chemical structure of M?aM?bN2 or M?cM?dCe, wherein M? is Ni, Co, Fe, Mn, Cr, V, Ti, Cu, or Zn, M? is Nb, Ta, or a combination thereof, 0.7?a?1.7, 0.3?b?1.3, a+b=2, 0.24?c?1.7, 0.3?d?1.76, and 0.38?e?3.61, wherein M?aM?bN2 is a cubic crystal system and M?cM?d Ce is a cubic crystal system or amorphous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Kuo-Hsin Lin, Li-Duan Tsai, Yu-Ming Lin, Wen-Hsuan Chao, Chiu-Ping Huang, Pin-Hsin Yang, Hsiao-Chun Huang, Jiunn-Nan Lin
  • Publication number: 20210024672
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a polymer, including a first repeating unit represented by formula (I), a second repeating unit represented by formula (II), and a third repeating unit represented by formula (III). The first repeating unit, the second repeating unit, and the third repeating unit are arranged in an alternating fashion, in a random fashion, or in discrete blocks. The molar ratio of the first repeating unit, the second repeating unit and the third repeating unit is m:n:o, and m:(n+o) is from 60:40 to 85:15. The definitions of a, R1, R2, A?, and R+ are as defined in the specification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Hsuan-Wei LEE, Cheng-Hsiu TSAI, Chiu-Tung WANG, Li-Duan TSAI, Tzu-Ying CHEN
  • Patent number: 10900133
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing nitride catalyst is provided, which includes putting a Ru target and an M target into a nitrogen-containing atmosphere, in which M is Ni, Co, Fe, Mn, Cr, V, Ti, Cu, or Zn. The method also includes providing powers to the Ru target and the M target, respectively. The method also includes providing ions to bombard the Ru target and the M target for depositing MxRuyN2 on a substrate by sputtering, wherein 0<x<1.3, 0.7<y<2, and x+y=2, wherein MxRuyZ2 is cubic crystal system or amorphous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Kuo-Hsin Lin, Li-Duan Tsai, Wen-Hsuan Chao, Chiu-Ping Huang, Pin-Hsin Yang, Hsiao-Chun Huang, Jiunn-Nan Lin, Yu-Ming Lin
  • Patent number: 10790072
    Abstract: Provided is a conductive polymer composite material including an intrinsically conductive polymer, a cellulose nanofiber, and a polyol, wherein the surface of the cellulose nanofiber contains a carboxylic group. In one embodiment, based on 100 parts by weight of the intrinsically conductive polymer, the content of the cellulose nanofiber is 1 to 100 parts by weight, and the content of the polyol is 10 to 3,000 parts by weight. A capacitor including the conductive polymer composite material is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Yi-Chang Du, Yi-Hsiu Pan, Li-Duan Tsai
  • Publication number: 20200173042
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing catalyst material is provided, which includes putting an M? target and an M? target into a nitrogen-containing atmosphere, in which M? is Ni, Co, Fe, Mn, Cr, V, Ti, Cu, or Zn, and M? is Nb, Ta, or a combination thereof. Powers are provided to the M? target and the M? target, respectively. Providing ions to bombard the M? target and the M? target to sputtering deposit M?aM?bN2 on a substrate, wherein 0.7?a?1.7, 0.3?b?1.3, and a+b=2, wherein M?aM?bN2 is a cubic crystal system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Kuo-Hsin LIN, Li-Duan TSAI, Wen-Hsuan CHAO, Yu-Ming LIN, Pin-Hsin YANG, Hsiao-Chun HUANG, Chiu-Ping HUANG, Jiunn-Nan LIN
  • Publication number: 20200173040
    Abstract: A membrane electrode assembly includes an anode having a first catalyst layer on a first gas-liquid diffusion layer, a cathode having a second catalyst layer on a second gas-liquid diffusion layer, and an anionic exchange membrane between the first catalyst layer of the anode and the second catalyst layer of the cathode. The first catalyst layer has a chemical structure of M?aM?bN2 or M?cM?dCe, wherein M? is Ni, Co, Fe, Mn, Cr, V, Ti, Cu, or Zn, M? is Nb, Ta, or a combination thereof, 0.7?a?1.7, 0.3?b?1.3, a+b=2, 0.24?c?1.7, 0.3?d?1.76, and 0.38?e?3.61, wherein M?aM?bN2 is a cubic crystal system and M?cM?d Ce is a cubic crystal system or amorphous.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Kuo-Hsin LIN, Li-Duan TSAI, Yu-Ming LIN, Wen-Hsuan CHAO, Chiu-Ping HUANG, Pin-Hsin YANG, Hsiao-Chun HUANG, Jiunn-Nan LIN
  • Publication number: 20200173039
    Abstract: A method for hydrogen evolution by electrolysis includes soaking a membrane electrode assembly into an alkaline aqueous solution. The membrane electrode assembly includes an anode having a first catalyst layer on a first gas-liquid diffusion layer, a cathode having a second catalyst layer on a second gas-liquid diffusion layer, and a cationic exchange membrane between the first catalyst layer of the anode and the second catalyst layer of the cathode. The first catalyst layer, the second catalyst layer, or both of the above has a chemical structure of MxRuyN2, wherein M is Ni, Co, Fe, Mn, Cr, V, Ti, Cu, or Zn, 0<x<1.3, 0.7<y<2, and x+y=2, wherein MxRuyN2 is cubic crystal system or amorphous. The method also applies a voltage to the anode and the cathode for electrolysis of the alkaline aqueous solution, thereby producing hydrogen at the cathode and producing oxygen at the anode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Kuo-Hsin Lin, Li-Duan Tsai, Yu-Ming Lin, Wen-Hsuan Chao, Chiu-Ping Huang, Pin-Hsin Yang, Hsiao-Chun Huang, Jiunn-Nan Lin
  • Publication number: 20200173043
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing nitride catalyst is provided, which includes putting a Ru target and an M target into a nitrogen-containing atmosphere, in which M is Ni, Co, Fe, Mn, Cr, V, Ti, Cu, or Zn. The method also includes providing powers to the Ru target and the M target, respectively. The method also includes providing ions to bombard the Ru target and the M target for depositing MxRuyN2 on a substrate by sputtering, wherein 0<x<1.3, 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Kuo-Hsin LIN, Li-Duan TSAI, Wen-Hsuan CHAO, Chiu-Ping HUANG, Pin-Hsin YANG, Hsiao-Chun HUANG, Jiunn-Nan LIN, Yu-Ming LIN
  • Patent number: 10637071
    Abstract: A catalyst composition and a use thereof are provided. The catalyst composition includes a support and at least one RuXMY alloy attached to the surface of the support, wherein M is a transition metal and X?Y. The catalyst composition is used in an alkaline electrochemical energy conversion reaction, and can improve the energy conversion efficiency for an electrochemical energy conversion device and significantly reduce material costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Chiu-Ping Huang, Li-Duan Tsai, Bing-Joe Hwang, Chun-Jern Pan, Hao-Sheng Cheng, Yu-Hsiang Mao, Meng-Che Tsai, Jiunn-Nan Lin
  • Patent number: 10566631
    Abstract: An electrocatalyst is provided. The electrocatalyst includes Pd-containing metal nitride, wherein the metal is Co, Fe, Y, Lu, Sc, Ti, V, Cu, Ni, or a combination thereof. The molar ratio between the metal and Pd is greater than 0 and less than or equal to 0.8. A fuel cell utilizing the above electrocatalyst is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Wen-Hsuan Chao, Chiung-Hui Huang, Ping-Hsing Yang, Shan-Haw Chiou, Keng-Yang Chen, Chien-Ming Lai, Li-Duan Tsai
  • Publication number: 20200043628
    Abstract: Provided is a conductive polymer composite material including an intrinsically conductive polymer, a cellulose nanofiber, and a polyol, wherein the surface of the cellulose nanofiber contains a carboxylic group. In one embodiment, based on 100 parts by weight of the intrinsically conductive polymer, the content of the cellulose nanofiber is 1 to 100 parts by weight, and the content of the polyol is 10 to 3,000 parts by weight. A capacitor including the conductive polymer composite material is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Yi-Chang Du, Yi-Hsiu Pan, Li-Duan Tsai
  • Publication number: 20190176085
    Abstract: A method for removing boron is provided, which includes (a) mixing a carbon source material and a silicon source material in a chamber to form a solid state mixture, (b) heating the solid state mixture to a temperature of 1000° C. to 1600° C., and adjusting the pressure of the chamber to 1 torr to 100 torr. The method also includes (c) conducting a gas mixture of a first carrier gas and water vapor into the chamber to remove boron from the solid state mixture, and (d) conducting a second carrier gas into the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Ta-Ching HSIAO, Chu-Pi JENG, Kuo-Lun HUANG, Mu-Hsi SUNG, Keng-Yang CHEN, Li-Duan TSAI
  • Patent number: 10262808
    Abstract: A conductive composite is provided, which includes a conductive conjugated polymer and a mixture. The mixture includes (a) boron oxide, and (b) sulfur-containing compound, nitrogen-containing compound, or a combination thereof. A capacitor is also provided, which includes an anode electrode, a dielectric layer on the anode electrode, a cathode electrode, and an electrolyte between the dielectric layer and the cathode electrode, wherein the electrolyte includes the described conductive composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Yi-Chang Du, Li-Duan Tsai
  • Patent number: 10150113
    Abstract: A polymer and a method for preparing the same are provided. The polymer includes a first repeat unit and a second repeat unit. In particular, the first repeat unit is and, the second repeat unit is wherein R+ is A? is F?, Cl?, Br?, I?, OH?, HCO3?, HSO4?, SbF6?, BF4?, H2PO4?, H2PO3?, or H2PO2?; X is i and j are independently 0, or an integer from 1 to 4; Y is —O—, —S—, —CH2—, or —NH—; R1 is independently C1-8 alkyl group; and, R2 and R3 are hydrogen, or independently C1-8 alkyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Chiu-Tung Wang, Li-Duan Tsai, Cheng-Hsiu Tsai, Chiu-Hun Su, Ming-Chou Chen
  • Patent number: 10020119
    Abstract: A capacitor structure is provided, which includes a positive electrode, a dielectric layer on the positive electrode, and an organic-inorganic composite layer on the dielectric layer. The capacitor structure also includes a negative electrode, and a conductive conjugated polymer electrolyte disposed between the organic-inorganic composite layer and the negative electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Yi-Chang Du, Li-Duan Tsai, Kan-Hsuan Lin
  • Patent number: 9970959
    Abstract: A coated probe is provided. The probe includes a probe body and a cladding layer. The probe body has a terminal. The cladding layer covers the surface of the terminal of the probe body, wherein the cladding layer includes a carbon nano-material layer, and the carbon nano-material layer includes a carbon nano-material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Shih-Chun Tseng, Ren-Jye Wu, Ping-Hsing Yang, Li-Duan Tsai, Jin-Bao Wu
  • Publication number: 20180034065
    Abstract: An electrocatalyst is provided. The electrocatalyst includes Pd-containing metal nitride, wherein the metal is Co, Fe, Y, Lu, Sc, Ti, V, Cu, Ni, or a combination thereof. The molar ratio between the metal and Pd is greater than 0 and less than or equal to 0.8. A fuel cell utilizing the above electrocatalyst is further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Wen-Hsuan CHAO, Chiung-Hui HUANG, Ping-Hsing YANG, Shan-Haw CHIOU, Keng-Yang CHEN, Chien-Ming LAI, Li-Duan TSAI
  • Publication number: 20180030187
    Abstract: A polymer, ion exchange membrane, and structural enhanced membrane employing the same are provided. The polymer includes a first repeating unit and a second repeating unit. In particular, the first repeating unit is and, the second repeating unit is wherein R+ can be A? can be F?, Cl?, Br?, I?, OH?, HCO3?, HSO4?, SbF6?, BF4?, H2PO4?, H2PO3?, or H2PO2?; Y1 and Y2 can be independently —O—, —S—, —CH2—, or —NH—; Ra and Rb can be independently hydrogen or C1-8 alkyl group; i, j, and k can be independently 0 or an integer from 1 to 6; R1 can be C1-10 alkyl group or C5-6 cycloalkyl group; and, R2 and R3 can be independently hydrogen, C1-8 alkyl group, vinyl group, C6-12 aryl group, or allyl group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Chiu-Tung WANG, Li-Duan TSAI, Cheng-Hsiu TSAI, Hsuan-Wei LEE, Chiu-Hun SU, Ming-Chou CHEN