Patents by Inventor Xuebin Tan

Xuebin Tan 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: 9630183
    Abstract: An electrowetting device and a method of electrowetting may be provided. An electrode may be provided. The electrode has a graphene layer having a first side and a second side that opposes the first side. The electrode also has a dielectric layer disposed on the first side of the graphene layer. A liquid droplet is disposed on the dielectric layer. A voltage is applied through the droplet and the electrode. A contact angle between the dielectric layer and an edge of the liquid droplet contacting the dielectric layer changes in response to the applied voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Mark Ming-Cheng Cheng, Xuebin Tan, Zhixian Zhou
  • Publication number: 20150008123
    Abstract: An electrowetting device and a method of electrowetting may be provided. An electrode may be provided. The electrode has a graphene layer having a first side and a second side that opposes the first side. The electrode also has a dielectric layer disposed on the first side of the graphene layer. A liquid droplet is disposed on the dielectric layer. A voltage is applied through the droplet and the electrode. A contact angle between the dielectric layer and an edge of the liquid droplet contacting the dielectric layer changes in response to the applied voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Mark Ming-Cheng Cheng, Xuebin Tan, Zhixian Zhou