Patents by Inventor Xiao-Min Lin

Xiao-Min Lin 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: 20200254426
    Abstract: In embodiments a metal or metal alloy nanowires are assembled into a nanoporous membrane that can be used in methods for catalyzing various reactions under low pressures and achieving high flow rate of the reactions. In embodiments, the membranes of the disclosure can catalyze CuAAC reactions with high efficiency and minimum leaching of active Cu species.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Xiao-Min Lin, Jiangwei Wen, Kun Wu, Jun Tian
  • Publication number: 20200101425
    Abstract: A membrane for filtering one or more hydrophobic organic contaminants can include a porous nanostructure that includes one or more of a metal, a metal oxide, and a metal alloy nanostructure component functionalized with one or more amphiphilic ligands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Xiao-Min Lin, Kun Wu, Subramanian Sankaranarayanan
  • Publication number: 20140246384
    Abstract: Embodiments of films and filters comprising nanoparticles, (e.g., in which each of a plurality of nanoparticles comprises a core surrounded by a ligand and/or where the diameter of each of at least some of nanoparticles is less than about 50 nm), and methods of making and using such films and filters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
    Inventors: Heinrich M. Jaeger, Jinbo He, Xiao-Min Lin
  • Patent number: 7251040
    Abstract: An interferometer and a method for generating scattered light interference are provided. A beam splitter is provided by a single metal nanoparticle to split an incoming excitation light. Scattered light from the single metal nanoparticle and its mirror image shows interference in both spatial and spectral domains. A mirror modifies the spatial distribution of elastic light scattering of the single metal nanoparticle. A large spectral width of the scattered light enables a distance measurement without scanning the mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: UChicago Argonne LLC
    Inventors: Sang-Kee Eah, Xiao-Min Lin, Gary Wiederrecht
  • Publication number: 20060164654
    Abstract: An interferometer and a method for generating scattered light interference are provided. A beam splitter is provided by a single metal nanoparticle to split an incoming excitation light. Scattered light from the single metal nanoparticle and its mirror image shows interference in both spatial and spectral domains. A mirror modifies the spatial distribution of elastic light scattering of the single metal nanoparticle. A large spectral width of the scattered light enables a distance measurement without scanning the mirror.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2005
    Publication date: July 27, 2006
    Inventors: Sang-Kee Eah, Xiao-Min Lin, Gary Wiederrecht