Patents by Inventor Yanbo Wang

Yanbo Wang 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: 20130319870
    Abstract: A dual electroplating cell comprising: (a) an electrolyte component containing therein ions of a first metal; (b) a porous cathode current collector having surface areas to capture and store metal ions directly thereon, wherein the cathode current collector has a specific surface area greater than 100 m2/g that is in direct contact with said electrolyte; (c) a porous anode current collector having surface areas to capture and store metal ions thereon, wherein the anode current collector has a specific surface area greater than 100 m2/g that is in direct contact with the electrolyte; (d) a porous separator disposed between the anode and the cathode; and (e) an ion source of the first metal disposed in the anode current collector or the cathode current collector and in electronic contact therewith to obtain an open circuit voltage (OCV) from 0.3 volts to 3.5 volts when the cell is made.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Guorong Chen, Yanbo Wang, Qing Fang, Bor Z. Jang, Aruna Zhamu
  • Publication number: 20130309561
    Abstract: A rechargeable lithium cell comprising: (a) an anode; (b) a cathode comprising a hybrid cathode active material composed of a graphene material and a phthalocyanine compound, wherein the graphene material is in an amount of from 0.1% to 99% by weight based on the total weight of the graphene material and the phthalocyanine compound combined; and (c) a porous separator disposed between the anode and the cathode and electrolyte in ionic contact with the anode and the cathode. This secondary cell exhibits a long cycle life and the best cathode specific capacity and best cell-level specific energy of all rechargeable lithium-ion cells ever reported.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Guorong Chen, Yanbo Wang, Aruna Zhamu, Bor Z. Jang
  • Publication number: 20130302697
    Abstract: A magnesium-ion cell comprising (a) a cathode comprising a carbon or graphitic material as a cathode active material having a surface area to capture and store magnesium thereon, wherein the cathode forms a meso-porous structure having a pore size from 2 nm to 50 nm and a specific surface area greater than 50 m2/g; (b) an anode comprising an anode current collector alone or a combination of an anode current collector and an anode active material; (c) a porous separator disposed between the anode and the cathode; (d) electrolyte in ionic contact with the anode and the cathode; and (e) a magnesium ion source disposed in the anode to obtain an open circuit voltage (OCV) from 0.5 volts to 3.5 volts when the cell is made.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Yanbo Wang, Aruna Zhamu, Bor Z. Jang
  • Publication number: 20130271085
    Abstract: A method of operating a lithium-ion cell comprising (a) a cathode comprising a carbon or graphitic material having a surface area to capture and store lithium thereon; (b) an anode comprising an anode active material; (c) a porous separator disposed between the two electrodes; (d) an electrolyte in ionic contact with the two electrodes; and (e) a lithium source disposed in at least one of the two electrodes to obtain an open circuit voltage (OCV) from 0.5 volts to 2.8 volts when the cell is made; wherein the method comprises: (A) electrochemically forming the cell from the OCV to either a first lower voltage limit (LVL) or a first upper voltage limit (UVL), wherein the first LVL is no lower than 0.1 volts and the first UVL is no higher than 4.6 volts; and (B) cycling the cell between a second LVL and a second UVL.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Guorong Chen, Aruna Zhamu, Xiging Wang, Bor Z. Jang, Yanbo Wang, Qing Fang
  • Publication number: 20130260246
    Abstract: A lithium-ion cell comprising: (A) a cathode comprising graphene as the cathode active material having a surface area to capture and store lithium thereon and wherein said graphene cathode is meso-porous having a specific surface area greater than 100 m2/g; (B) an anode comprising an anode active material for inserting and extracting lithium, wherein the anode active material is mixed with a conductive additive and/or a resin binder to form a porous electrode structure, or coated onto a current collector in a coating or thin film form; (C) a porous separator disposed between the anode and the cathode; (D) a lithium-containing electrolyte in physical contact with the two electrodes; and (E) a lithium source disposed in at least one of the two electrodes when the cell is made. This new Li-ion cell exhibits an unprecedentedly high energy density.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Guorong Chen, Aruna Zhamu, Xiging Wang, Bor Z. Jang, Yanbo Wang, Qing Fang
  • Publication number: 20130235955
    Abstract: Methods and systems for peak detection as part of automatic gain control in high-speed communications are provided. A peak detection system uses a portion of an input signal to generate a reference signal for comparison with the input signal. The comparison produces a differential error signal that is in turn used to produce one or more full swing pulses based on the comparison. A pulse counter counts the pulses, and if the count in a single clock cycle is above a determined threshold, a binary error signal is set to indicate a need for correction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: INTERGRATED DEVICE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: ChangXi XU, XinQing CHEN, YanBo WANG
  • Publication number: 20130224603
    Abstract: A lithium-ion cell comprising: (A) a cathode comprising graphene as the cathode active material having a surface area to capture and store lithium thereon and wherein said graphene cathode is meso-porous having a specific surface area greater than 100 m2/g; (B) an anode comprising an anode active material for inserting and extracting lithium, wherein the anode active material is mixed with a conductive additive and/or a resin binder to form a porous electrode structure, or coated onto a current collector in a coating or thin film form; (C) a porous separator disposed between the anode and the cathode; (D) a lithium-containing electrolyte in physical contact with the two electrodes; and (E) a lithium source disposed in at least one of the two electrodes when the cell is made. This new Li-ion cell exhibits an unprecedentedly high energy density.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventors: Guorong Chen, Aruna Zhamu, Xiging Wang, Bor Z. Jang, Yanbo Wang, Qing Fang
  • Publication number: 20130216894
    Abstract: An inorganic material based surface-mediated cell (SMC) comprising (a) a cathode comprising a non-carbon-based inorganic cathode active material having a surface area to capture and store lithium thereon; (b) an anode comprising an anode current collector alone or both an anode current collector and an anode active material; (c) a porous separator; (d) a lithium-containing electrolyte in physical contact with the two electrodes, wherein the cathode has a specific surface area no less than 100 m2/g which is in direct physical contact with said electrolyte to receive lithium ions therefrom or to provide lithium ions thereto; and (e) a lithium source. This inorganic SMC provides both high energy density and high power density not achievable by supercapacitors and lithium-ion cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventors: Yanbo Wang, Guorong Chen, Zhenning Yu, Bor Z. Jang, Aruna Zhamu
  • Publication number: 20130213677
    Abstract: A portable power tool comprises an electric motor, actuator, or light-emitting hardware and a rechargeable power source connected to the electric motor, actuator, or light-emitting hardware, wherein the power source contains at least a surface-mediated cell (SMC). The power tools include, but are not limited to, impact driver, air compressor, alligator shear, angle grinder, band saw, belt sander, biscuit joiner, ceramic tile cutter tile saw, chainsaw, circular saw, concrete saw, cold saw, crusher, diamond blade, diamond tools, disc sander, drill, floor sander, grinding machine, heat gun, impact wrench, jackhammer, jointer, jigsaw, lathe, miter saw, nail gun, needle scaler, torque wrench, powder-actuated tools, power wrench, radial arm saw, random orbital sander, reciprocating saw, rotary reciprocating saw, rotary tool, sabre saw, sander, scroll saw, steel cut off saw, table saw, thickness planer, trimmer, wall chaser, wood router, or flashlight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventors: Aruna Zhamu, Guorong Chen, Wei Xiong, Bor Z. Jang, Yanbo Wang, Qing Fang
  • Publication number: 20130212409
    Abstract: This invention provides a portable computing device powered by a surface-mediated cell (SMC)-based power source, the portable device comprising a computing hardware sub-system and a rechargeable power source electrically connected to the hardware and providing power thereto, wherein the power source contains at least a surface-mediated cell. The portable computing device is selected from a laptop computer, a tablet, an electronic book (e-book), a smart phone, a mobile phone, a digital camera, a hand-held calculator or computer, or a personal digital assistant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Aruna Zhamu, Guorong Chen, Xiqing Wang, Bor Z. Jang, Yanbo Wang, Qing Fang
  • Publication number: 20130202945
    Abstract: A surface-mediated cell (SMC) comprising: (a) a cathode comprising a carbon-based cathode active material having a surface area to capture or store lithium thereon; (b) an anode comprising an anode current collector alone, or combined anode current collector and anode active material; (c) a porous separator disposed between the anode and the cathode; (d) a lithium-containing electrolyte, wherein the anode and/or cathode active material has a specific surface area no less than 100 m2/g in direct physical contact with the electrolyte to receive lithium ions therefrom or to provide lithium ions thereto; and (e) a lithium source disposed in at least one of the two electrodes when the cell is made, and the cell has an open-circuit voltage (OCV) of at least 0.8 volts; wherein the cell operates between a lower voltage limit lower than the OCV and an upper limit of between 3.8 and 4.5 volts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventors: Aruna Zhamu, Guorong Chen, Xiqing Wang, Bor Z. Jang, Yanbo Wang, Qing Fang
  • Publication number: 20130190956
    Abstract: This invention provides a vehicle powered by a surface-mediated cell (SMC)-based power source, comprising a vehicle frame, at least a wheel supporting the frame or a propeller connected to the frame, a drive unit connected to the wheel or propeller, and a power source electrically connected to the drive unit, wherein the power source contains at least a surface-mediated cell. The vehicle can be a micro-EV (using the SMC for the stop-start function), HEV, plug-in HEV, all-electric vehicle, power-assisted bicycle, scooter, motorcycle, tricycle, automobile, wheelchair, fork lift, golf cart, specialty vehicle, bus, truck, train, rapid-transit vehicle, boat, or air vehicle. The ultra-high power density enables the SMC to provide pulsed power or increased current demands when the vehicle is accelerating or hill-climbing. The SMC also enables the power source to recuperate the braking energy when the vehicle decelerates, brakes, or simply moves down-hill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventors: Aruna Zhamu, Guorong Chen, Xiqing Wang, Bor Z. Jang, Yanbo Wang, Qing Fang
  • Publication number: 20130171502
    Abstract: The present invention provides a multi-component hybrid electrode for use in an electrochemical super-hybrid energy storage device. The hybrid electrode contains at least a current collector, at least an intercalation electrode active material storing lithium inside interior or bulk thereof, and at least an intercalation-free electrode active material having a specific surface area no less than 100 m2/g and storing lithium on a surface thereof, wherein the intercalation electrode active material and the intercalation-free electrode active material are in electronic contact with the current collector. The resulting super-hybrid cell exhibits exceptional high power and high energy density, and long-term cycling stability that cannot be achieved with conventional supercapacitors, lithium-ion capacitors, lithium-ion batteries, and lithium metal secondary batteries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Guorong Chen, Aruna Zhamu, Xiqing Wang, Bor Z. Jang, Yanbo Wang
  • Publication number: 20130162216
    Abstract: An energy storage stack of at least two surface-mediated cells (SMCs) internally connected in parallel or in series. The stack includes: (A) At least two SMC cells, each consisting of (i) a cathode comprising a porous cathode current collector and a cathode active material; (ii) a porous anode current collector; and (iii) a porous separator disposed between the cathode and the anode; (B) A lithium-containing electrolyte in physical contact with all the electrodes, wherein the cathode active material has a specific surface area no less than 100 m2/g in direct physical contact with the electrolyte to receive lithium ions therefrom or to provide lithium ions thereto; and (C) A lithium source. This new-generation energy storage device exhibits the highest power densities of all energy storage devices, much higher than those of all the lithium ion batteries, lithium ion capacitors, and supercapacitors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventors: Aruna Zhamu, GuoRong Chen, Xiqing Wang, Bor Z. Jang, Yanbo Wang
  • Publication number: 20130045427
    Abstract: The present invention provides a battery or supercapacitor current collector which is prelithiated. The prelithiated current collector comprises: (a) an electrically conductive substrate having two opposed primary surfaces, and (b) a mixture layer of carbon (and/or other stabilizing element, such as B, Al, Ga, In, C, Si, Ge, Sn, Pb, As, Sb, Bi, Te, or a combination thereof) and lithium or lithium alloy coated on at least one of the primary surfaces, wherein lithium element is present in an amount of 1% to 99% by weight of the mixture layer. This current collector serves as an effective and safe lithium source for a wide variety of electrochemical energy storage cells, including the rechargeable lithium cell (e.g. lithium-metal, lithium-ion, lithium-sulfur, lithium-air, lithium-graphene, lithium-carbon, and lithium-carbon nanotube cell) and the lithium ion based supercapacitor cell (e.g, symmetric ultracapacitor, asymmetric ultracapacitor, hybrid supercapacitor-battery, or lithium-ion capacitor).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventors: Aruna Zhamu, Yanbo Wang, Bor Z. Jang
  • Publication number: 20110075782
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides techniques for recovering source stream clock data at the sink in a high definition multimedia digital content transport system. The disclosure includes a fractional-N Phase-Locked Loop (PLL) based clock generator, a programmable Sigma-Delta Modulator (SDM), and a clock data calibrator to fully recover the original source stream clock data. The fractional-N PLL provides flexible source stream clock recovery. When there is a frequency deviation between the original clock and the regenerated clock, the clock data calibrator control circuit adjusts the clock data, preventing any stream data buffer overflow or underflow problems. The disclosed techniques are compatible with the sink devices based on the standards of DisplayPort and HDMI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventors: Xiaoqian Zhang, Shubing Zhai, Yanbo Wang
  • Patent number: 7750696
    Abstract: A method of calibrating a PLL that includes forcing a control voltage input to a voltage controlled oscillator to be a reference voltage and setting a calibration divider coupled to receive an output clock signal from the voltage controlled oscillator such that the calibration divider utilizes one of a plurality of divisors that results in the output clock signal having a high frequency can substantially avoid overshoot and glitch problems associated with conventional PLL calibrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Integrated Device Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Yanbo Wang, Xiaoqian Zhang, Shubing Zhai
  • Publication number: 20100007397
    Abstract: A delay line circuit is provided. The delay line circuit includes a reference voltage generating circuit that generates a reference voltage, the reference voltage having a positive temperature coefficient. The delay line circuit also includes a voltage regulating circuit that generates a regulated voltage in response to the generated reference voltage as an input, and a delay chain circuit coupled to the voltage regulator to receive the regulated voltage, the delay chain circuit outputting a delay signal. In an embodiment consistent with the present invention, the reference voltage generating circuit includes a bandgap reference voltage circuit. In another embodiment consistent with the present invention, the reference voltage generating circuit includes a proportional to absolute temperature (PTAT) circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventors: Shengyuan Zhang, Yong Wang, Yanbo Wang
  • Publication number: 20090237132
    Abstract: A method of calibrating a PLL that includes forcing a control voltage input to a voltage controlled oscillator to be a reference voltage and setting a calibration divider coupled to receive an output clock signal from the voltage controlled oscillator such that the calibration divider utilizes one of a plurality of divisors that results in the output clock signal having a high frequency can substantially avoid overshoot and glitch problems associated with conventional PLL calibrations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventors: Yanbo Wang, Xiaoqian Zhang, Shubing Zhai
  • Patent number: 7436224
    Abstract: The methods and systems presented herein provide an improved means of correcting the variation of Voltage Output Differential (VOD) in differential drivers. In some embodiments, a high-precision reference voltage is generated not only based on a desired VOD, but also by monitoring the Voltage Common Mode (VCM) in a differential driver. In some embodiments, the VOD is then compared with the high-precision reference voltage to correct the output current. The result is a low-variation output voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Integrated Device Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Yanbo Wang, Hongquan Wang, Xuexin Ding