Patents by Inventor Linda Wu Sung

Linda Wu Sung 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: 10886537
    Abstract: A current collector for use in an electrochemical cell is provided. The current collector comprises: a reticulated core comprising a polymer and having continuous porosity; a first reticulated surface; a second reticulated surface opposite said first reticulated surface; and a thin metal film disposed on at least one of said first and second reticulated surfaces, wherein said current collector has continuous porosity. A high temperature resistant polymer is preferred for the reticulated core where the current collector may be exposed to high temperatures during production or use. The continuous porosity of the reticulated core 12 and the current collector allows for passage of electrolyte and ions, as necessary for operation of an electrochemical device that includes the current collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Rutgers. The State University of New Jersey
    Inventors: Glenn G. Amatucci, Anna B. Halajko, Linda Wu Sung
  • Patent number: 10644271
    Abstract: The described invention relates to the use of parylene and composites of parylene as a flexible, sealable, and near hermetic barrier packaging material for nonaqueous electrochemical cells. Additionally, the invention relates to the technique of sealing of battery packaging material through the use of ultrasonic energy, and to the use of a low melting temperature inorganic barrier, which is predisposed between higher melting temperature polymer layers, that can be sealed to form a truly hermetic barrier at the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Inventors: Glenn G. Amatucci, Anna B. Halajko, Linda Wu Sung, Anthony Ferrer
  • Publication number: 20190267634
    Abstract: A current collector for use in an electrochemical cell is provided. The current collector comprises: a reticulated core comprising a polymer and having continuous porosity; a first reticulated surface; a second reticulated surface opposite said first reticulated surface; and a thin metal film disposed on at least one of said first and second reticulated surfaces, wherein said current collector has continuous porosity. A high temperature resistant polymer is preferred for the reticulated core where the current collector may be exposed to high temperatures during production or use. The continuous porosity of the reticulated core 12 and the current collector allows for passage of electrolyte and ions, as necessary for operation of an electrochemical device that includes the current collector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Inventors: Glenn G. Amatucci, Anna B. Halajko, Linda Wu Sung
  • Publication number: 20160189884
    Abstract: The described invention provides a packaged electrochemical device comprising an electrochemical battery, further comprising at least one electrochemical cell stack and a barrier packaging material. The present invention further provides a method of fabricating the packaged electrochemical device. The present invention further provides a flexible multifunctional liquid-based thermogalvanic cell that converts and stores electricity derived from low grade temperature differentials that exist in ubiquitous scenarios.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicant: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Inventors: Glenn G. Amatucci, Irene Plitz, Anna B. Halajko, Linda Wu Sung
  • Patent number: 9177721
    Abstract: The described invention provides a packaged electrochemical device comprising an electrochemical battery, further comprising at least one electrochemical cell stack and a barrier packaging material. The present invention further provides a method of fabricating the packaged electrochemical device. The present invention further provides a flexible multifunctional liquid-based thermogalvanic cell that converts and stores electricity derived from low grade temperature differentials that exist in ubiquitous scenarios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Inventors: Glenn G. Amatucci, Irene Plitz, Anna B. Halajko, Linda Wu Sung
  • Publication number: 20140087214
    Abstract: The described invention provides a packaged electrochemical device comprising an electrochemical battery, further comprising at least one electrochemical cell stack and a barrier packaging material. The present invention further provides a method of fabricating the packaged electrochemical device. The present invention further provides a flexible multifunctional liquid-based thermogalvanic cell that converts and stores electricity derived from low grade temperature differentials that exist in ubiquitous scenarios.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Glenn G. Amatucci, Irene Plitz, Anna B. Halajko, Linda Wu Sung