Patents by Inventor Peidong Yang

Peidong Yang 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: 10406602
    Abstract: The disclosure provides methods to produce ultrathin metal nanowires, the metal nanowires produced therefrom, and the use of the metal nanowires as transparent conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Peidong Yang, Jianwei Sun, Yi Yu, Fan Cui
  • Patent number: 10304980
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus related to solar water splitting. In one aspect, a structure includes a plurality of first nanowires, the plurality of first nanowires comprising an n-type semiconductor or a p-type semiconductor. The structure further includes a second nanowire, the second nanowire comprising the n-type semiconductor or the p-type semiconductor, the second nanowire being a different composition than the plurality of first nanowires. The second nanowire includes a first region and a second region, with the first region having a conductive layer disposed thereon, and each of the plurality of first nanowires being disposed on the conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Peidong Yang, Chong Liu, Jinyao Tang, Hao Ming Chen, Bin Liu
  • Patent number: 10203307
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus provide integration of microscopic imaging and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry on a microfluidic device. In one aspect, an apparatus includes a first wafer, a second wafer, and an emitter. The emitter is disposed between the first wafer and the second wafer. The first wafer defines a sample input hole. The first wafer and the second wafer define a first channel, the first channel including a first end and a second end. The first end of the first channel is proximate the sample input hole. The first channel is configured to contain separation media. The second end of the first channel is proximate the emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Daojing Wang, Pan Mao, Rafael Gomez-Sjoberg, Hung-Ta Wang, Peidong Yang
  • Publication number: 20190024246
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus related to solar water splitting. In one aspect, a structure includes a plurality of first nanowires, the plurality of first nanowires comprising an n-type semiconductor or a p-type semiconductor. The structure further includes a second nanowire, the second nanowire comprising the n-type semiconductor or the p-type semiconductor, the second nanowire being a different composition than the plurality of first nanowires. The second nanowire includes a first region and a second region, with the first region having a conductive layer disposed thereon, and each of the plurality of first nanowires being disposed on the conductive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Peidong Yang, Chong Liu, Jinyao Tang, Hao Ming Chen, Bin Liu
  • Publication number: 20190010622
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus related to nanostructures. In one aspect, an array of nanowires is provided. The array of nanowires comprises a plurality of nanowires. End of nanowires of the plurality of nanowires are attached to a substrate. A liquid including a plurality of nanoparticles is deposited on the array of nanowires. The liquid is evaporated from the array of nanowires. Nanoparticles of the plurality of nanoparticles are deposited on the nanowires as a meniscus of the liquid recedes along lengths of the plurality of nanowires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Peidong Yang, Qiao Kong, Dohyung Kim, Chong Liu
  • Patent number: 10160980
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus related to artificial photosynthesis. In one aspect a system includes a photoanode chamber including a photoanode assembly, a photocathode chamber including a photocathode assembly, an electrical connection electrically connecting the photoanode assembly and the photocathode assembly, a membrane separating the photoanode chamber and the photocathode chamber, and a microorganism disposed in the photocathode chamber. The photoanode assembly is operable to oxidize water to generate oxygen, protons, and electrons. The membrane is permeable to the protons and operable to allow the protons to travel to the photocathode chamber. The electrical connection provides electrons to the photocathode assembly. The microorganism comprises a metabolic pathway to reduce carbon dioxide and to generate a carbon-based compound using the electrons or hydrogen formed by two protons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Peidong Yang, Michelle C. Y. Chang, Christopher J. Chang, Chong Liu, Joseph J. Gallagher, Eva M. Nichols
  • Publication number: 20180326498
    Abstract: The disclosure provides methods to produce ultrathin metal nanowires, the metal nanowires produced therefrom, and the use of the metal nanowires as transparent conductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Peidong Yang, Jianwei Sun, Yi Yu, Fan Cui
  • Publication number: 20180281060
    Abstract: Described herein are metallic excavated nanoframes and methods for producing metallic excavated nanoframes. A method may include providing a solution including a plurality of excavated nanoparticles dispersed in a solvent, and exposing the solution to chemical corrosion to convert the plurality of excavated nanoparticles into a plurality of excavated nanoframes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Peidong Yang, Nigel H. Becknell, Yoonkook Son
  • Publication number: 20180247722
    Abstract: The disclosure provides for transparent conductors comprised of metal-reduced graphene oxide or graphene core-shell nanowires, process of preparation thereof, and methods of use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Peidong Yang, Letian Dou, Fan Cui
  • Publication number: 20180209054
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus related to copper nanoparticle structures for reduction of carbon dioxide to multicarbon products. In one aspect, a method includes providing a plurality of copper nanoparticles. The plurality of copper nanoparticles are deposited on a support. The plurality of copper nanoparticles are transformed to a plurality of copper structures during an operation in which carbon dioxide is reduced. The plurality of copper nanoparticles on the support are used as a working electrode in an electrochemical cell during the operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Peidong Yang, Dohyung Kim
  • Publication number: 20180179512
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a genetically modified microorganism capable of photosynthesizing an organic compound from carbon dioxide, wherein the microorganism comprises a semiconductor nanoparticle on the surface of the microorganism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Kelsey K. Sakimoto, Andrew B. Wong, Peidong Yang
  • Publication number: 20180105743
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus related to heterojunctions in halide perovskite nanostructures. In one aspect, a nanostructure comprises a first region and a second region. The first region comprises ABX3, with A being selected from a group consisting of Cs and Rb, with B being selected from a group consisting of Sn and Pb, and with X being selected from a group consisting of Br, Cl, and Br and Cl. The second region comprises ABY3, with Y being selected from a group consisting of Br, I, and Br and I. Compositions of the first region of the nanostructure and the second region of the nanostructure are different.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Letian Dou, Minliang Lai, Yiming Yang, Peidong Yang
  • Patent number: 9881999
    Abstract: One-dimensional nanostructures having uniform diameters of less than approximately 200 nm. These inventive nanostructures, which we refer to as “nanowires”, include single-crystalline homostructures as well as heterostructures of at least two single-crystalline materials having different chemical compositions. Because single-crystalline materials are used to form the heterostructure, the resultant heterostructure will be single-crystalline as well. The nanowire heterostructures are generally based on a semiconducting wire wherein the doping and composition are controlled in either the longitudinal or radial directions, or in both directions, to yield a wire that comprises different materials. Examples of resulting nanowire heterostructures include a longitudinal heterostructure nanowire (LOHN) and a coaxial heterostructure nanowire (COHN).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Arun Majumdar, Ali Shakouri, Timothy D. Sands, Peidong Yang, Samuel S. Mao, Richard E. Russo, Henning Feick, Eicke R. Weber, Hannes Kind, Michael Huang, Haoquan Yan, Yiying Wu, Rong Fan
  • Patent number: 9793477
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a structure comprising a plurality of emitters, wherein a first nozzle of a first emitter and a second nozzle of a second emitter emit in two directions that are not or essentially not in the same direction; wherein the walls of the nozzles and the emitters form a monolithic whole. The present invention also provides for a structure comprising an emitter with a sharpened end from which the emitter emits; wherein the emitters forms a monolithic whole. The present invention also provides for a fully integrated separation of proteins and small molecules on a silicon chip before the electrospray mass spectrometry analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: The Regents of The University of California
    Inventors: Daojing Wang, Pan Mao, Hung-Ta Wang, Peidong Yang
  • Publication number: 20170217785
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus related to inorganic halide perovskite nanowires. In one aspect, a first solution comprising cesium oleate or rubidium oleate in a first organic solvent is provided. A second solution comprising a lead halide and a surfactant in a second organic solvent is provided. The halide is selected from a group consisting of chlorine, bromine, and iodine. The first solution and the second solution are mixed. A reaction between the cesium oleate or the rubidium oleate and the lead halide forms a plurality of nanowires comprising an inorganic lead halide perovskite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Peidong Yang, Letian Dou, Dandan Zhang, Minliang Lai, Andrew B. Wong
  • Publication number: 20160359096
    Abstract: The invention provides for a nanostructured silicon or holey silicon (HS) that has useful thermoelectric properties. The invention also provides for a device comprising the nanostructured silicon or HS. The HS can be placed between two electrodes and used for thermoelectric power generation or thermoelectric cooling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Peidong Yang, Jinyao Tang, Hung-Ta Wang, Thomas P. Russell, Dong-Hyun Lee
  • Publication number: 20160264920
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus related to artificial photosynthesis. In one aspect a system includes a photoanode chamber including a photoanode assembly, a photocathode chamber including a photocathode assembly, an electrical connection electrically connecting the photoanode assembly and the photocathode assembly, a membrane separating the photoanode chamber and the photocathode chamber, and a microorganism disposed in the photocathode chamber. The photoanode assembly is operable to oxidize water to generate oxygen, protons, and electrons. The membrane is permeable to the protons and operable to allow the protons to travel to the photocathode chamber. The electrical connection provides electrons to the photocathode assembly. The microorganism comprises a metabolic pathway to reduce carbon dioxide and to generate a carbon-based compound using the electrons or hydrogen formed by two protons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Peidong Yang, Michelle C.Y. Chang, Christopher J. Chang, Chong Liu, Joseph J. Gallagher, Eva M. Nichols
  • Patent number: 9347141
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus related to a nanowire mesh solar fuels generator. In one aspect, a nanowire mesh solar fuels generator includes (1) a photoanode configured to perform water oxidation and (2) a photocathode configured to perform water reduction. The photocathode is in electrical contact with the photoanode. The photoanode may include a high surface area network of photoanode nanowires. The photocathode may include a high surface area network of photocathode nanowires. In some embodiments, the nanowire mesh solar fuels generator may include an ion conductive polymer infiltrating the photoanode and the photocathode in the region where the photocathode is in electrical contact with the photoanode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Peidong Yang, Candace Chan, Jianwei Sun, Bin Liu
  • Patent number: 9219215
    Abstract: The invention provides for a nanostructure, or an array of such nanostructures, each comprising a rough surface, and a doped or undoped semiconductor. The nanostructure is an one-dimensional (1-D) nanostructure, such a nanowire, or a two-dimensional (2-D) nanostructure. The nanostructure can be placed between two electrodes and used for thermoelectric power generation or thermoelectric cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: The Regents of The University of California
    Inventors: Peidong Yang, Arunava Majumdar, Allon I. Hochbaum, Renkun Chen, Raul Diaz Delgado
  • Publication number: 20150293063
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus for integration of microscopic imaging and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry on a microfluidic device. In one aspect, an apparatus includes a first wafer, a second wafer, and an emitter. The emitter is disposed between the first wafer and the second wafer. The first wafer defines a sample input hole. The first wafer and the second wafer define a first channel, the first channel including a first end and a second end. The first end of the first channel is proximate the sample input hole. The first channel is configured to contain separation media. The second end of the first channel is proximate the emitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Daojing Wang, Pan Mao, Rafael Gomez-Sjoberg, Hung-Ta Wang, Peidong Yang