Patents by Inventor Yongwei Zheng

Yongwei Zheng 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: 11848417
    Abstract: Ionic liquid N-methyl-N-propyl-pyrrolidinium bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide (Pyr13FSI) was introduced into a hybrid network to obtain a series of gel polymer electrolytes (GPEs). Mechanical and electrochemical properties of the GPEs were tuned through controlling the network structure and ionic liquid contents, and ionic conductivity higher than 1 mS cm?1 at room temperature was achieved. The newly developed GPEs are flame-retardant and show excellent thermal and electrochemical stability as well as ultra-stability with lithium metal anode. Symmetrical lithium cells with the GPEs exhibit a stable cycling over 6800 h at a current density of 0.1 mA cm?2 and stable lithium stripping-plating at 1 mA cm?2, the highest current density reported for ionic liquid-based GPEs. Moreover, Li/LiFePO4 batteries with the obtained GPEs exhibit desirable cycling stability and rate performance over a wide temperature range from 0° C. to 90° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: DREXEL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Xiaowei Li, Yongwei Zheng, Christopher Li
  • Publication number: 20230246231
    Abstract: A solid polymer electrolyte including a comb-chain crosslinked network formed by reacting poly(glycidyl methacrylate) with a functionalized poly(ethylene glycol) or functionalized poly(ethylene oxide). Batteries including the solid polymer electrolytes, a cathode, and a metal anode or one or more lithium salts are also described. A process of preparing the solid polymer electrolyte involves reacting a poly(glycidyl methacrylate) with a functionalized poly(ethylene glycol) or functionalized poly(ethylene oxide) to form a crosslinked network in a single-step polymerization process. The solid polymer electrolyte provides improved resistance to lithium dendrite formation and has excellent physical and electrical properties that make it particularly suitable for use in lithium batteries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2021
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Applicant: DREXEL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Xiaowei Li, Yongwei Zheng, Christopher Li
  • Publication number: 20220013807
    Abstract: Ionic liquid N-methyl-N-propyl-pyrrolidinium bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide (Pyr13FSI) was introduced into a hybrid network to obtain a series of gel polymer electrolytes (GPEs). Mechanical and electrochemical properties of the GPEs were tuned through controlling the network structure and ionic liquid contents, and ionic conductivity higher than 1 mS cm?1 at room temperature was achieved. The newly developed GPEs are flame-retardant and show excellent thermal and electrochemical stability as well as ultra-stability with lithium metal anode. Symmetrical lithium cells with the GPEs exhibit a stable cycling over 6800 h at a current density of 0.1 mA cm?2 and stable lithium stripping-plating at 1 mA cm?2, the highest current density reported for ionic liquid-based GPEs. Moreover, Li/LiFePO4 batteries with the obtained GPEs exhibit desirable cycling stability and rate performance over a wide temperature range from 0° C. to 90° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Xiaowei Li, Yongwei Zheng, Christopher Li