Patents by Inventor Ming Dong

Ming Dong 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: 20100330426
    Abstract: The invention provides an electrochemical cell which includes a first electrode and a second electrode which is a counter electrode to said first electrode, and an electrolyte material interposed there between. The first electrode includes an alkali metal phosphorous compound doped with an element having a valence state greater than that of the alkali metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventors: George W. Adamson, Jeremy Barker, Gerbrand Ceder, Ming Dong, Dane Morgan, M. Yazid Saidi
  • Patent number: 7718317
    Abstract: The invention provides an electrochemical cell which includes a first electrode and a second electrode which is a counter electrode to said first electrode, and an electrolyte material interposed there between. The first electrode includes an alkali metal phosphorous compound doped with an element having a valence state greater than that of the alkali metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Valence Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: George Adamson, Jeremy Barker, Gerbrand Ceder, Ming Dong, Dane Morgan, M. Yazid Saidi
  • Publication number: 20100105239
    Abstract: The invention discloses a battery connection device comprising a connection block positioned at an electrode end of a battery; the connection block is provided with a series connection mechanism at both ends respectively, and with a parallel connection mechanism at all sides respectively; the series connection mechanism is provided inside with a conductive slice electrically connected with the electrode end of the battery; the conductive slice is further led out to a fitting face of the parallel connection mechanism; and thus the conductive slices on the two connection blocks are electrically connected when the two batteries respectively fitted with the connection block are parallel. The invention can make each unit battery connected modularly in series or parallel like a building block; the battery does not further need electrode connection by welding or battery fixing by assembling, which is convenient for operation as well as safe and reliable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: CENS Energy-Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gechen Li, Yulin Xu, Ming Dong, Xiangzhe Li, Lewei Zhang
  • Patent number: 7697279
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for mounting a data storage device with a sliding member attached thereon, includes a bracket and a latch member slidably mounted on the side plate. The bracket includes a side plate. The side plate defines a slideway for slidably receiving the sliding member of the data storage device. The latch member includes a resilient tab. The latch member is slidable on the side plate between a first position wherein the resilient tab is located at a halfway of the slideway so as to block the sliding member from passing therethrough, and a second position wherein the resilient tab is located outside the slideway so as to allow the sliding member to pass therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chin-Wen Yeh, Jia-Ming Dong
  • Publication number: 20090194091
    Abstract: A barbecue grill has a body and a cover. The body has an open top, an inner chamber and a net. The net is mounted on the top. The cover covers the open top of the body and has an outer surface, an inner surface, a handle, at least one vent and a rotatable seal. The handle is mounted on the outer surface of the cover. The vent is defined through the cover and communicates with the inner chamber of the body. The rotatable seal is mounted rotatably on the inner surface of the cover and has at least one tab. The tab corresponds to the vent and is rotatably turned to selectively close and open the vent to release smoke and heat through the vent without removing the cover smoke and heat are easily released controllable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventor: Ming Dong
  • Publication number: 20090168323
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for mounting a data storage device with a sliding member attached thereon, includes a bracket and a latch member slidably mounted on the side plate. The bracket includes a side plate. The side plate defines a slideway for slidably receiving the sliding member of the data storage device. The latch member includes a resilient tab. The latch member is slidable on the side plate between a first position wherein the resilient tab is located at a halfway of the slideway so as to block the sliding member from passing therethrough, and a second position wherein the resilient tab is located outside the slideway so as to allow the sliding member to pass therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2007
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicants: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHIN-WEN YEH, JIA-MING DONG
  • Patent number: 7550098
    Abstract: Active materials of the invention contain at least one alkali metal and at least one other metal capable of being oxidized to a higher oxidation state. Preferred other metals are accordingly selected from the group consisting of transition metals (defined as Groups 4-11 of the periodic table), as well as certain other non-transition metals such as tin, bismuth, and lead. The active materials may be synthesized in single step reactions or in multi-step reactions. In at least one of the steps of the synthesis reaction, reducing carbon is used as a starting material. In one aspect, the reducing carbon is provided by elemental carbon, preferably in particulate form such as graphites, amorphous carbon, carbon blacks and the like. In another aspect, reducing carbon may also be provided by an organic precursor material, or by a mixture of elemental carbon and organic precursor material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Valence Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry Barker, Yazid Saidi, Ming Dong, Jeffrey Swoyer
  • Patent number: 7535689
    Abstract: An integrated circuit with reduced pad capacitance, having a trench formed in the silicon substrate below the pad to reduce the pad capacitance. In another embodiment, an encapsulated air cavity is formed underneath the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Xiang Yin Zeng, Ming Dong Cui, Gregory V. Christensen, Mostafa Naguib Abdulla, Daoqiang Lu, Jiangqi He, Jiamiao Tang
  • Publication number: 20090061314
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for the processing of particles of metal phosphates or particles of mixed metal phosphates and in particular lithiated metal phosphates and mixed metal phosphates. The processing occurs, for example using a mechanofusion system as depicted in FIGS. 1 and 2. In general, the powder materials are placed in a rotary container and are subjected to centrifugal force and securely pressed against the wall of the container. The material then undergoes strong compression and shearing forces when it is trapped between the wall of the container and the inner piece of the rotor with a different curvature (FIG. 2). Particles of the material are brought together with such force that they adhere to one another. In the mechanofusion system, as indicated in FIG. 2, the powder material is delivered through slits on the rotary walls. It is carried up above the rotors by the rotor-mounted circulating blades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventor: Ming Dong
  • Publication number: 20090016652
    Abstract: The lubricant composition of this invention comprises a base oil and an additive, which is at least one selected from the group consisting of an organic sulfonate, a carboxylate, a thiocarbamate and a thiophosphoric acid ester salt. The lubricant composition can effectively suppress hydrogen embrittlement-caused flaking of an element, such as a rolling bearing, a sliding bearing, a gear, a ball thread, a linear guide, a linear bearing, a cam and various joints in a high concentration hydrogen environment. The invention provides also a rolling bearing, a sliding bearing, a gear, a ball thread, a linear guide, a linear bearing, a cam and various joints using the lubricant composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventors: Toshiaki ENDO, Da Ming Dong, Yutaka Imai
  • Publication number: 20080316662
    Abstract: An integrated circuit with reduced pad capacitance, having a trench formed in the silicon substrate below the pad to reduce the pad capacitance. In another embodiment, an encapsulated air cavity if formed underneath the pad. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Inventors: Xiang Yin Zeng, Ming Dong Cui, Gregory V. Christensen, Mostafa Naguib Abdulla, Daoqiang Lu, Jiangqi He, Jiamiao Tang
  • Publication number: 20080061094
    Abstract: A utility shoulder belt (10) configured to be slung over a user's shoulder and across a user's chest includes an elongate strap (12) with a first end and a second end (18) configured to be coupled to each other. The strap (12) has an interior surface (59) to be placed against the user and an exterior surface (57) opposite the interior surface. A support frame assembly (14) is attached to the strap (12) and outwardly extends from the exterior surface (57) of the strap, and a pocket assembly (16) is disposed between the strap and the support frame assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Applicant: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: Ming Dong, Stephen Kob, Purin Phanichphant, Jeremy Stone, Surya Swamy
  • Publication number: 20080020277
    Abstract: A method for carrying out solid state reactions under reducing conditions is provided. Solid state reactants include at least one inorganic metal compound and a source of reducing carbon. The reaction may be carried out in a reducing atmosphere in the presence of reducing carbon. Reducing carbon may be supplied by elemental carbon, by an organic material, or by mixtures. The organic material is one that can form decomposition products containing carbon in a form capable of acting as a reductant. The reaction proceeds without significant covalent incorporation of organic material into the reaction product. In a preferred embodiment, the solid state reactants also include an alkali metal compound. The products of the method find use in lithium ion batteries as cathode active materials. Preferred active materials include lithium-transition metal phosphates and lithium-transition metal oxides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventors: Jeremy Barker, M. Saidi, Jeffrey Swoyer, Ming Dong
  • Patent number: 7276218
    Abstract: A method for carrying out solid state reactions under reducing conditions is provided. Solid state reactants include at least one inorganic metal compound and a source of reducing carbon. The reaction may be carried out in a reducing atmosphere in the presence of reducing carbon. Reducing carbon may be supplied by elemental carbon, by an organic material, or by mixtures. The organic material is one that can form decomposition products containing carbon in a form capable of acting as a reductant. The reaction proceeds without significant covalent incorporation of organic material into the reaction product. In a preferred embodiment, the solid state reactants also include an alkali metal compound. The products of the method find use in lithium ion batteries as cathode active materials. Preferred active materials include lithium-transition metal phosphates and lithium-transition metal oxides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: Valence Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Barker, M. Yazid Saidi, Jeffrey Swoyer, Ming Dong
  • Publication number: 20070001153
    Abstract: Active materials of the invention contain at least one alkali metal and at least one other metal capable of being oxidized to a higher oxidation state. Preferred other metals are accordingly selected from the group consisting of transition metals (defined as Groups 4-11 of the periodic table), as well as certain other non-transition metals such as tin, bismuth, and lead. The active materials may be synthesized in single step reactions or in multi-step reactions. In at least one of the steps of the synthesis reaction, reducing carbon is used as a starting material. In one aspect, the reducing carbon is provided by elemental carbon, preferably in particulate form such as graphites, amorphous carbon, carbon blacks and the like. In another aspect, reducing carbon may also be provided by an organic precursor material, or by a mixture of elemental carbon and organic precursor material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2005
    Publication date: January 4, 2007
    Inventors: Jeremy Barker, Yazid Saidi, Ming Dong, Jeffrey Swoyer
  • Publication number: 20060230466
    Abstract: The invention provides gene-targeted non-human animals comprising a genetically modified apoE gene encodes a recombinant apoE polypeptide displaying domain interaction. The invention further provides cells isolated from the gene-targeted animals, which cells produce a recombinant apoE polypeptide displaying domain interaction. The invention further provides methods of identifying agents that reduce apoE4 domain interaction, and which are useful to treat apoE4-related neurological and cardiovascular disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Publication date: October 12, 2006
    Inventors: Karl Weisgraber, Robert Farese, Robert Raffai, Li-Ming Dong
  • Patent number: 7081561
    Abstract: The invention provides gene-targeted non-human animals comprising a genetically modified apoE gene encodes a recombinant apoE polypeptide displaying domain interaction. The invention further provides cells isolated from the gene-targeted animals, which cells produce a recombinant apoE polypeptide displaying domain interaction. The invention further provides methods of identifying agents that reduce apoE4 domain interaction, and which are useful to treat apoE4-related neurological and cardiovascular disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Karl H. Weisgraber, Robert V. Farese, Robert Raffai, Li-Ming Dong
  • Patent number: 7060206
    Abstract: Active materials of the invention contain at least one alkali metal and at least one other metal capable of being oxidized to a higher oxidation state. Preferred other metals are accordingly selected from the group consisting of transition metals (defined as Groups 4–11 of the periodic table), as well as certain other non-transition metals such as tin, bismuth, and lead. The active materials may be synthesized in single step reactions or in multi-step reactions. In at least one of the steps of the synthesis reaction, reducing carbon is used as a starting material. In one aspect, the reducing carbon is provided by elemental carbon, preferably in particulate form such as graphites, amorphous carbon, carbon blacks and the like. In another aspect, reducing carbon may also be provided by an organic precursor material, or by a mixture of elemental carbon and organic precursor material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Valence Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Barker, M. Yazid Saidi, Jeffrey Swoyer, Ming Dong
  • Publication number: 20060083990
    Abstract: The invention provides an electrochemical cell which includes a first electrode and a second electrode which is a counter electrode to said first electrode, and an electrolyte material interposed there between. The first electrode includes an alkali metal phosphorous compound doped with an element having a valence state greater than that of the alkali metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2005
    Publication date: April 20, 2006
    Inventors: George Adamson, Jeremy Barker, Gerbrand Ceder, Ming Dong, Dane Morgan, M. Saidi
  • Patent number: D558448
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: Ming Dong, Stephen L. Kob, Purin Phanichphant, Jeremy W. Stone, Surya Swamy