Patents by Inventor Yong Lin Kong

Yong Lin Kong 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: 20190209090
    Abstract: Gastric resident electronics, devices, systems, and related methods are generally provided. Some embodiments comprise administering (e.g., orally) an (electronic) resident structure to a subject (e.g., a patient) such that the (electronic) resident structure is retained at a location internal to the subject for a particular amount of time (e.g., at least about 24 hours) before exiting said location internal to the subject. In some embodiments, the resident structure is a gastric resident electronic. That is to say, in some embodiments, the resident structure is configured for relatively long gastric residence and comprises an electronic component. In some embodiments, the structures and components described herein may comprise one or more components configured for the delivery of an active substance(s) (e.g., a pharmaceutical agent) to the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicants: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert S. Langer, Carlo Giovanni Traverso, Yong Lin Kong
  • Publication number: 20180159037
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process whereby diverse classes of materials can be 3D printed and fully integrated into device components with active properties. An exemplary embodiment shows the seamless interweaving of five different materials, including (1) emissive semiconducting inorganic nanoparticles, (2) an elastomeric matrix, (3) organic polymers as charge transport layers, (4) solid and liquid metal leads, and (5) a UV-adhesive transparent substrate layer, demonstrating the integrated functionality of these materials. Further disclosed is a device for printing these fully integrated 3D devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: The Trustees of Princeton University
    Inventors: Michael C. McAlpine, Yong Lin Kong
  • Patent number: 9887356
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process whereby diverse classes of materials can be 3D printed and fully integrated into device components with active properties. An exemplary embodiment shows the seamless interweaving of five different materials, including (1) emissive semiconducting inorganic nanoparticles, (2) an elastomeric matrix, (3) organic polymers as charge transport layers, (4) solid and liquid metal leads, and (5) a UV-adhesive transparent substrate layer, demonstrating the integrated functionality of these materials. Further disclosed is a device for printing these fully integrated 3D devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: THE TRUSTEES OF PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Michael C. McAlpine, Yong Lin Kong
  • Publication number: 20170311894
    Abstract: Aspects disclosed in the detailed description include an ingestible power harvesting device and related applications. An ingestible power harvesting device includes a cathode electrode and an anode electrode that can catalyze a power generating reaction to generate a direct current (DC) power when surrounded by an acidic electrolyte. The cathode electrode and the anode electrode are coupled to an encapsulated electronic device that includes power harvesting circuitry configured to harvest the DC power and output a DC supply voltage for a prolonged period. In examples discussed herein, the prolonged period is at least five days. The DC supply voltage powers an electronic circuit in the encapsulated electronic device to support a defined in vivo operation (e.g., controlled drug delivery, in vivo vital signs monitoring, etc.). As such, the ingestible power harvesting device can operate in vivo for the prolonged period without requiring an embedded conventional battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Phillip Nadeau, Dina El-Damak, Dean Glettig, Yong Lin Kong, Niclas Roxhed, Robert Langer, Anantha P. Chandrakasan, Carlo Giovanni Traverso
  • Patent number: 9517128
    Abstract: A bioelectronic device and method of making is disclosed. The device includes a scaffold formed via 3D printing. The device also includes a biologic and an electronic device formed via 3D printing, the biologic and electronic device being interweaved with or coupled to the scaffold. The electronic component may e.g., include at least one of hard conductors, soft conductors, insulators and semiconductors. The scaffold may be formed of at least one of synthetic polymers and natural biological polymers. The biologic may include at least one of animal cells, plant cells, cellular organelles, proteins and DNA (including RNA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: THE TRUSTEES OF PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Michael C. McAlpine, Manu Sebastian-Mannoor, Yong Lin Kong, Blake N Johnson
  • Publication number: 20160218287
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process whereby diverse classes of materials can be 3D printed and fully integrated into device components with active properties. An exemplary embodiment shows the seamless interweaving of five different materials, including (1) emissive semiconducting inorganic nanoparticles, (2) an elastomeric matrix, (3) organic polymers as charge transport layers, (4) solid and liquid metal leads, and (5) a UV-adhesive transparent substrate layer, demonstrating the integrated functionality of these materials. Further disclosed is a device for printing these fully integrated 3D devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicant: The Trustees of Princeton University
    Inventors: Michael C. McAlpine, Yong Lin Kong
  • Publication number: 20140257518
    Abstract: A bioelectronic device and method of making is disclosed. The device includes a scaffold formed via 3D printing. The device also includes a biologic and an electronic device formed via 3D printing, the biologic and electronic device being interweaved with or coupled to the scaffold. The electronic component may e.g., include at least one of hard conductors, soft conductors, insulators and semiconductors. The scaffold may be formed of at least one of synthetic polymers and natural biological polymers. The biologic may include at least one of animal cells, plant cells, cellular organelles, proteins and DNA (including RNA).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: THE TRUSTEES OF PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Michael C. McAlpine, Manu Sebastian-Mannoor, Yong Lin Kong, Blake N. Johnson