Patents by Inventor Yi Cui

Yi Cui 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: 20190176191
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, devices, and method for forming self-adhesive single or multilayer fibrous media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Qiqi Wang, Lei Liao, Lisha Bai, Qiu Yang, Yi Cui
  • Publication number: 20190148737
    Abstract: A stretchable electrode includes: a current collector; and, disposed on a surface of the current collector, a metal layer or an electrode active material layer, wherein the current collector includes a spiral-type coil spring and an elastic polymer, the spiral-type coil spring including a coil spring wound in a spiral pattern around a point, and wherein the elastic polymer is disposed in at least a portion of an inside of the coil spring, in at least a portion of a space between spiral coils of the spiral-type coil spring, or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Minsang SONG, Kai LIU, Yi CUI
  • Publication number: 20190135638
    Abstract: A method for extracting metal ions from water is provided that includes disposing two electrically conductive electrodes in water, where the water includes a target ion species in solution, where at least one of the electrically conductive electrodes is a functionalized electrode having species-specific adsorption of the target ion species, and providing electrical current to the electrically conductive electrodes such that the one or more target ion species are deposited to metallic form or metal oxides at the functionalized electrode by one or more electrochemical reactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Chong Liu, Yi Cui, Tong Wu
  • Publication number: 20190124063
    Abstract: A method including: receiving, from an application executing on a computing device and by an authentication process executing on the computing device, data representative of user credentials corresponding to the application, the authentication process being isolated from the application; packaging, by the authentication process, the data representative of user credentials with a device identification assigned to the computing device and an indication that the user credentials correspond to the application, the device identification being hidden from the application; outputting for transmission, by the authentication process and to an authentication server, an authentication request containing the packaged user credentials and device identification; receiving, by the authentication process and from the authentication server, an indication of authentication of the user credentials; and forwarding the received indication from the authentication process to the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Yi Cui, Subir Jhanb
  • Patent number: 10256448
    Abstract: A battery includes 1) an anode, 2) a cathode, and 3) an electrolyte disposed between the anode and the cathode. The anode includes a current collector and an interfacial layer disposed over the current collector, and the interfacial layer includes an array of interconnected, protruding regions that define spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Yi Cui, Guangyuan Zheng, Steven Chu, Kai Yan
  • Publication number: 20190096624
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure generally relates a shadow frame including two opposing major side frame members adjacent to two opposing minor side frame members coupled together with a corner bracket, wherein the corner bracket includes a corner inlay having legs that extend in directions generally orthogonal to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Gaku FURUTA, Soo Young CHOI, Yi CUI, Robin L. TINER, Jinhyun CHO, Jiarui WANG, Suhail ANWAR
  • Publication number: 20190081327
    Abstract: A method of forming a sulfur-based cathode material includes: 1) providing a sulfur-based nanostructure; 2) coating the nanostructure with an encapsulating material to form a shell surrounding the nanostructure; and 3) removing a portion of the nanostructure through the shell to form a void within the shell, with a remaining portion of the nanostructure disposed within the shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Weiyang Li, Yi Cui, Zhi Wei Seh, Guangyuan Zheng, Yuan Yang
  • Patent number: 10230670
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for a watermark-based message queue. One of the methods includes receiving a first connection request for messages associated with a user device. A first connection session is established with the user device. A message queue of messages associated with the user device is identified, each message in the message queue is associated with a respective timestamp, and the message queue is associated with a current watermark that identifies a first timestamp. An oldest message in the message queue at the time the first connection session was established is identified. An updated watermark that identifies a second timestamp associated with the oldest message is associated with the message queue. One or more messages that have a timestamp newer than or equal to the first timestamp identified by the current watermark is provided to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Yi Cui, Subir Jhanb, Thomas R. Kennedy, III
  • Publication number: 20190070538
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are nanofiber structures, and methods of making and using the same. In some embodiments, provided is a porous sheet comprising a plurality of nanofibers in contact with a supporting structure comprising a plurality of supporting elements, wherein: the nanofibers have an average diameter of about 10-900 nm; the supporting elements have an average thickness less than, about equal to, or greater than that of the thickness of the nanofibers; the sheet has an average thickness that is about 75%-150% of an average thickness of the supporting elements; a total volume of the nanofibers is less than about 20% of a total volume of the porous sheet; and/or a total volume of the supporting structure is less than about 50% of the total volume of the porous sheet. In some embodiments, provided is a multilayer structure comprising one or more sections, where each section independently comprises one or more porous sheets as described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Qiqi Wang, Lei Liao, Yi Cui
  • Publication number: 20190058186
    Abstract: A lithium ion battery electrode includes silicon nanowires used for insertion of lithium ions and including a conductivity enhancement, the nanowires growth-rooted to the conductive substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Yi Cui, Song Han, Mark C. Platshon
  • Publication number: 20190051907
    Abstract: A metal-hydrogen battery includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and an electrolyte disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode. The second electrode includes a bi-functional catalyst to catalyze both hydrogen evolution reaction and hydrogen oxidation reaction at the second electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Yi Cui, Wei Chen
  • Publication number: 20190016871
    Abstract: A polymer composite includes a polymeric matrix and conductive fillers dispersed in the polymeric matrix. The polymeric matrix includes a polymer having a thermal expansion coefficient of at least about 100 ?m/(m K), and the conductive fillers have surface texturing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Zhenan Bao, Yi Cui, Zheng Chen
  • Publication number: 20190008217
    Abstract: A method of regulating a temperature of a human body includes: (1) providing an article of clothing including a textile, wherein the textile includes at least one porous layer including a polyolefin; and (2) placing the article of clothing adjacent to the human body. The porous layer has pores having an average pore size in a range of 50 nm and 1000 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Yi Cui, Shanhui Fan, Po-Chun Hsu, Alex Yu Song, Peter B. Catrysse, Yucan Peng
  • Publication number: 20180348287
    Abstract: A method for determining a location of a disturbance in a power system is provided. The method includes receiving data from a plurality of sensors distributed across the power system; performing a recurrence quantification analysis on the received data to identify a predetermined number of sensors, from the plurality of sensors, that are closest to the disturbance; constructing a plurality of minimum-volume-enclosing ellipsoids based on and enclosing the data received from the identified sensors; extracting one or more parameters from the plurality of minimum-volume-enclosing ellipsoids; inputting the one or more parameters into a multivariate-random-forest regression algorithm to determine the location of the disturbance and a power mismatch corresponding to the disturbance; and presenting, on one or more display units, the determined location of the disturbance and the determined power mismatch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: University of Tennessee Research Foundation
    Inventors: Yi CUI, Feifei BAI, Wenxuan YAO, Yong LIU, Ling WU, Yilu LIU
  • Publication number: 20180342756
    Abstract: A stretchable battery includes: a pouch; a metal barrier disposed in the pouch; and an electrode assembly disposed in the pouch and on the metal barrier, wherein the pouch and the electrode assembly each have a wavy shape including a plurality of peaks and valleys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Minsang Song, Wei Liu, Yi Cui
  • Patent number: 10090512
    Abstract: A lithium ion battery electrode includes silicon nanowires used for insertion of lithium ions and including a conductivity enhancement, the nanowires growth-rooted to the conductive substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Amprius, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi Cui, Song Han, Mark C. Platshon
  • Publication number: 20180265381
    Abstract: Catalytic water treatment is provided using an active material driven with an optical and/or electrical excitation. The active material is MoS2, MoSe2, WS2, WSe2, MoxW1?xS2, MoxW1?xSe2, MoSySe2?y, WSySe2?y, or MoxW1?xSySe2?y; wherein 0<x<1 and 0<y<2. The active material is configured as one or more layered nanostructures having exposed layer edges. A metal catalyst is disposed on the active material. The combined structure of active material and metal catalyst is disposed in the water to be treated. The excitation is provided to the active material to generate one or more reactive oxygen species by dissociation of water, wherein the reactive oxygen species provide water treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Chong Liu, Yi Cui
  • Patent number: 10056618
    Abstract: A method of forming a sulfur-based cathode material includes: 1) providing a sulfur-based nanostructure; 2) coating the nanostructure with an encapsulating material to form a shell surrounding the nanostructure; and 3) removing a portion of the nanostructure through the shell to form a void within the shell, with a remaining portion of the nanostructure disposed within the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Weiyang Li, Yi Cui, Zhi Wei Seh, Guangyuan Zheng, Yuan Yang
  • Patent number: 10033040
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a battery electrode includes: (1) mixing Li2S particles with a binder to form a slurry, the binder including at least one of: (a) an ester moiety, (b) an amide moiety, (c) a ketone moiety, (d) an imine moiety, (e) an ether moiety, and (f) a nitrile moiety; and (2) disposing the slurry on a current collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Standford Junior University
    Inventors: Yi Cui, Zhi Wei Seh, Guangyuan Zheng
  • Patent number: 10003110
    Abstract: Described herein is a mixing entropy battery including a cationic electrode for sodium ion exchange and an anionic electrode for chloride ion exchange, where the cationic electrode includes at least one Prussian Blue material, and where the mixing entropy battery is configured to convert salinity gradient into electricity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Meng Ye, Yi Cui, Mauro Pasta, Xing Xie, Craig S. Criddle, Vaishnav V. Davey