Patents by Inventor YI-JUN LIN

YI-JUN 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: 20210308889
    Abstract: A razor handle for mounting a razor cartridge having at least one razor blade, which cartridge is pivotable about a cartridge pivot axis, is provided. The razor handle includes a grip portion, a cartridge mount portion, at least one biasing element, and a lock mechanism. The cartridge mount portion is pivotally attached to the grip portion and is rotatable about a cartridge mount pivot axis. The cartridge mount pivot axis is substantially parallel to the cartridge pivot axis. The at least one biasing element is configured to apply a biasing force against the cartridge mount portion that biases the cartridge mount portion in the normal first position. The lock mechanism is selectively disposable in a lock position and at least one unlocked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: YI JUN LIN, GREGG MICINILIO, THORSTEN REICH
  • Patent number: 11037693
    Abstract: A process for producing a transparent conductive film, comprising (a) providing a graphene oxide gel; (b) dispersing metal nanowires in the graphene oxide gel to form a suspension; (c) dispensing and depositing the suspension onto a substrate; and (d) removing the liquid medium to form the film. The film is composed of metal nanowires and graphene oxide with a metal nanowire-to-graphene oxide weight ratio from 1/99 to 99/1, wherein the metal nanowires contain no surface-borne metal oxide or metal compound and the film exhibits an optical transparence no less than 80% and sheet resistance no higher than 300 ohm/square. This film can be used as a transparent conductive electrode in an electro-optic device, such as a photovoltaic or solar cell, light-emitting diode, photo-detector, touch screen, electro-wetting display, liquid crystal display, plasma display, LED display, a TV screen, a computer screen, or a mobile phone screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Global Graphene Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-jun Lin, Aruna Zhamu, Bor Z. Jang
  • Patent number: 11027252
    Abstract: Provided is a continuous reactor system for producing graphene or an inorganic 2-D compound, the reactor comprising: (a) a first body comprising an outer wall and a second body comprising an inner wall, wherein the inner wall defines a bore and the first body is configured within the bore and a motor is configured to rotate the first and/or second body; (b) a reaction chamber between the outer wall of the first body and the inner wall of the second body; (c) a first inlet and a second inlet disposed at first end of the reactor and in fluid communication with the reaction chamber; (d) a first outlet and a second outlet disposed downstream from the first inlet, the outlets being in fluid communication with the reaction chamber; and (e) a flow return conduit having two inlets/outlets in fluid communication with two ends of the reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Global Graphene Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-jun Lin, Hsuan-Wen Lee, Aruna Zhamu, Bor Z. Jang
  • Publication number: 20210114880
    Abstract: Provided is a process for manufacturing a graphene material, the process comprising (a) injecting a rust stock into a first end of a continuous reactor having a toroidal vortex flow, wherein the first stock comprises graphite and a non-oxidizing liquid (or, alternatively, graphite, an acid, and an optional oxidizer) and the continuous flow reactor is configured to produce the toroidal vortex flow, enabling the formation of a reaction product suspension or slurry at the second end, downstream from the first end, of the continuous reactor; and (b) introducing the reaction product suspension/slurry from the second end back to enter the continuous reactor at or near the first end, allowing the reaction product suspension/slurry to form a toroidal vortex flow and move down to or near the second end to produce a graphene suspension or graphene oxide slurry. The process may further comprise repeating step (b) for at least one time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Nanotek Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-jun Lin, Hsuan-Wen Lee, Aruna Zhamu, Bor Z. Jang
  • Publication number: 20210113981
    Abstract: Provided is a continuous reactor system for producing graphene or an inorganic 2-D compound, the reactor comprising: (a) a rust body comprising an outer wall and a second body comprising an inner wall, wherein the inner wall defines a bore and the first body is configured within the bore and a motor is configured to rotate the first and/or second body; (b) a reaction chamber between the outer wall of the first body and the inner wall of the second body; (c) a first inlet and a second inlet disposed at first end of the reactor and in fluid communication with the reaction chamber; (d) a first outlet and a second outlet disposed downstream from the first inlet, the outlets being in fluid communication with the reaction chamber; and (e) a flow return conduit having two inlets/outlets in fluid communication with two ends of the reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Nanotek Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-jun Lin, Hsuan-Wen Lee, Aruna Zhamu, Bor Z. Jang
  • Patent number: 10971281
    Abstract: A polymer matrix composite containing graphene sheets homogeneously dispersed in a polymer matrix wherein the polymer matrix composite exhibits a percolation threshold from 0.0001% to 0.1% by volume of graphene sheets to form a 3D network of interconnected graphene sheets or network of electron-conducting pathways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Global Graphene Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-jun Lin, Bor Z. Jang
  • Patent number: 10953380
    Abstract: Provided is a process for manufacturing 2D inorganic compound platelets, the process comprising (a) preparing a first stock containing a 3D layered inorganic compound material dispersed in a liquid medium, (h) injecting the first stock into a continuous reactor having a vortex flow, (c) operating the continuous reactor to form a reaction product suspension containing 2D inorganic compound platelets dispersed in the liquid medium, and (d) separating and recovering said 2D inorganic compound platelets from said product suspension. The product suspension may be directed to flow back to the continuous director for further processing for at least another pass through the reactor, prior to step (d). The continuous reactor is preferably a Couette-Taylor reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Global Graphene Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-jun Lin, Hsuan-Wen Lee, Aruna Zhamu, Bor Z. Jang
  • Publication number: 20210079282
    Abstract: Provided is an elastic heat spreader film comprising: a) a graphitic film prepared from graphitization of a polymer film or pitch film, wherein the graphitic film has graphitic crystals parallel to one another and parallel to a film plane, having an inter-graphene spacing less than 0.34 nm, and wherein the graphitic film alone, after compression, has a thermal conductivity at least 600 W/mK, an electrical conductivity no less than 4,000 S/cm, and a physical density greater than 1.7 g/cm3; and b) an elastomer or rubber that permeates into the graphitic film from at least a surface of the film; wherein the elastomer or rubber is in an amount from 0.001% to 30% by weight based on the total heat spreader film weight. The elastic heat spreader film has a fully recoverable tensile elastic strain from 2% to 100% and an in-plane thermal conductivity from 100 W/mK to 1,750 W/mK.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Nanotek Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-jun Lin, Bor Z. Jang
  • Publication number: 20210063098
    Abstract: Provided is a elastic heat spreader film comprising: (a) an elastomer or rubber as a binder material or a matrix material; and (b) multiple graphene sheets that are bonded by the binder material or dispersed in the matrix material, wherein the multiple graphene sheets are substantially aligned to be parallel to one another and wherein the elastomer or rubber is in an amount from 0.001% to 20% by weight based on the total heat spreader film weight; wherein the multiple graphene sheets contain single-layer or few-layer graphene sheets selected from pristine graphene, graphene oxide, reduced graphene oxide, graphene fluoride, graphene chloride, graphene bromide, graphene iodide, hydrogenated graphene, nitrogenated graphene, doped graphene, chemically functionalized graphene, or a combination thereof; and wherein the elastic heat spreader film has a fully recoverable tensile elastic strain from 2% to 100% and an in-plane thermal conductivity from 200 W/mK to 1,750 W/mK.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Yi-jun Lin, Bor Z. Jang
  • Publication number: 20210060876
    Abstract: Provided is a process for producing an elastic heat spreader film, the process comprising: (a) providing a layer of an aggregate or cluster of multiple graphene sheets; (b) impregnating an elastomer or rubber into the aggregate or cluster as a binder material or a matrix material to produce an impregnated aggregate or cluster, wherein the multiple graphene sheets are bonded by the binder material or dispersed in the matrix material and the elastomer or rubber is in an amount from 0.001% to 20% by weight based on the total heat spreader film weight; and (c) compressing the impregnated aggregate or cluster to produce the heat spreader film wherein the multiple graphene sheets are substantially aligned to be parallel to one another and wherein the elastic heat spreader film has a fully recoverable tensile elastic strain from 2% to 100% and an in-plane thermal conductivity from 200 W/mK to 1,750 W/mK.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Yi-jun Lin, Bor Z. Jang
  • Patent number: 10919760
    Abstract: A process for producing a nanographene platelet-reinforced composite material having nanographene platelets or sheets (NGPs) as a first reinforcement phase dispersed in a matrix material and the first reinforcement phase occupies a weight fraction of 1-90% based on the total composite weight. Preferably, these NGPs, alone or in combination with a second reinforcement phase, are bonded by an adhesive and constitute a continuous 3-D network of electron- and phonon-conducting paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Global Graphene Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-jun Lin, Aruna Zhamu, Bor Z. Jang
  • Patent number: 10894397
    Abstract: Provided is a process for producing a graphene foam laminate for use as a sealing material, the process comprising (a) providing a layer of graphene foam; and (b) laminating the layer of graphene foam with one layer of permeation-resistant polymer to form a two-layer laminate or with two layers of permeation-resistant polymer to form a three-layer laminate wherein the graphene foam layer is sandwiched between the two permeation-resistant polymer layers. The two permeation-resistant polymer layers can be the same or different in composition. The product is a new, novel, unexpected, and patently distinct class of highly conducting, elastic, thermally stable, and strong sealing materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Global Graphene Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-jun Lin, Aruna Zhamu, Bor Z. Jang
  • Patent number: 10896784
    Abstract: Provided is a method of producing graphene directly from a non-intercalated and non-oxidized graphitic material, comprising: (a) dispersing the graphitic material in a liquid solution to form a suspension, wherein the graphitic material has never been previously exposed to chemical intercalation or oxidation; and (b) subjecting the suspension to microwave or radio frequency irradiation with a frequency and an intensity for a length of time sufficient for producing graphene; wherein the liquid solution contains a metal salt dissolved in water, organic solvent, ionic liquid solvent, or a combination thereof. The method is fast (minutes as opposed to hours or days of conventional processes), environmentally benign, and highly scalable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Global Graphene Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-Jun Lin, Aruna Zhamu, Bor Z. Jang
  • Publication number: 20200358081
    Abstract: Provided is an anode particulate for a lithium battery, the particulate comprising a polymer foam material having pores and a single or a plurality of primary particles of an anode active material embedded in or in contact with said polymer foam material, wherein said primary particles of anode active material have a total solid volume Va, and said pores have a total pore volume Vp, and the volume ratio Vp/Va is from 0.1/1.0 to 10/1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Nanotek Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-jun Lin, Yen-Po Lin, Sheng-Yi Lu, Bor Z. Jang
  • Publication number: 20200358088
    Abstract: Provided is a method of producing multiple particulates, the method comprising: (a) dispersing multiple primary particles of an anode active material, having a particle size from 2 nm to 20 ?m, and particles of a polymer foam material, having a particle size from 50 nm to 20 ?m, and an optional adhesive or binder in a liquid medium to form a slurry; and (b) shaping the slurry and removing the liquid medium to form the multiple particulates having a diameter from 100 nm to 50 ?m; wherein at least one of the multiple particulates comprises a polymer foam material having pores and a single or a plurality of the primary particles embedded in or in contact with the polymer foam material, wherein the primary particles have a total solid volume Va, and the pores have a total pore volume Vp, and the volume ratio Vp/Va is from 0.1/1.0 to 10/1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Nanotek Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-jun Lin, Yen-Po Lin, Sheng-Yi Lu, Bor Z. Jang
  • Patent number: 10822239
    Abstract: Provided is a method of producing graphene from a microwave-expandable un-exfoliated graphite or graphitic carbon, comprising: (a) feeding a powder of the microwave-expandable material onto a non-metallic solid substrate, wherein the powder is in a ribbon shape having a first ribbon width and a first ribbon thickness; (b) moving the ribbon-shape powder into a microwave applicator chamber containing a microwave power zone having a microwave application width (no less than the first ribbon width) and a microwave penetration depth (no less than the first ribbon thickness) so that the entire ribbon-shape powder receives and absorbs microwave power with a sufficient power level for a sufficient length of time to exfoliate and separate the powder for producing graphene sheets; and (c) moving the graphene sheets out of the microwave chamber, cooling the graphene sheets, and collecting the graphene sheets in a collector container or for a subsequent use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Global Graphene Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-Jun Lin, Aruna Zhamu, Bor Z. Jang
  • Publication number: 20200340756
    Abstract: Provided is a vapor-based heat transfer apparatus (e.g. a vapor chamber or a heat pipe), comprising: a hollow structure having a hollow chamber enclosed inside a sealed envelope or container made of a thermally conductive material, a wick structure in contact with one or a plurality of walls of the hollow structure, and a working liquid within the hollow structure and in contact with the wick structure, wherein the wick structure comprises a graphene material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Nanotek Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-jun Lin, Bor Z. Jang
  • Publication number: 20200340757
    Abstract: Provided is a vapor-based heat transfer apparatus (e.g. a vapor chamber or a heat pipe), comprising: a hollow structure having a hollow chamber enclosed inside a sealed envelope or container made of a thermally conductive material, a wick structure in contact with one or a plurality of walls of the hollow structure (interior wall of the hollow chamber), and a working liquid within the hollow chamber and in contact with the wick structure, wherein the wick structure comprises flakes of exfoliated graphite worms or expanded graphite. Preferably, these flakes are substantially parallel to one another and perpendicular to the hollow chamber wall surface (e.g. aligned parallel to the heat flow direction from the heat source).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Nanotek Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-jun Lin, Bor Z. Jang
  • Publication number: 20200339423
    Abstract: Provided is a vapor-based heat transfer apparatus (e.g. a vapor chamber or a heat pipe), comprising: a hollow structure having a hollow chamber enclosed inside a sealed envelope or container made of a thermally conductive material, a wick structure in contact with one or a plurality of walls of the hollow structure, and a working liquid within the hollow structure and in contact with the wick structure, wherein the wick structure comprises a graphene material and the hollow structure walls comprise an evaporator wall having a first surface plane and a condenser wall having a second surface plane, wherein multiple sheets of the graphene material in the wick structure are aligned to be substantially parallel to one another and perpendicular to at least one of the first surface plane and the second surface plane. Also provided is a process for producing this apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Nanotek Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-jun Lin, Bor Z. Jang
  • Patent number: 10730070
    Abstract: A continuous process for producing a surface-metalized polymer article, comprising: (a) continuously immersing a polymer article into a graphene dispersion comprising multiple graphene sheets dispersed in a liquid medium for a period of immersion time and then retreating the polymer article from the dispersion, enabling deposition of graphene sheets onto a surface of the polymer article to form a graphene-attached polymer article; (b) continuously moving the graphene-attached polymer article into a drying or heating zone to enable bonding of graphene sheets to said surface to form a graphene-covered polymer article; and (c) continuously moving the graphene-covered polymer article into a metallization zone where a layer of a metal is chemically, physically, electrochemically or electrolytically deposited onto a surface of the graphene-covered polymer article to form the surface-metalized polymer article. Step (a) may be preceded by a surface treatment of the polymer article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Global Graphene Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-jun Lin, Shaio-yen Lee, Yao-de Jhong, Aruna Zhamu, Bor Z. Jang