Patents by Inventor Yongxing Hu

Yongxing Hu 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: 20190172601
    Abstract: Highly uniform and thin silver nanowires are described having average diameters below 20 nm and a small standard deviation of the diameters. The silver nanowires have a high aspect ratio. The silver nanowires can be characterized by a small number of nanowires having a diameter greater than 18 nm as well as with a blue shifted narrow absorption spectrum in a dilute solution. Methods are described to allow for the synthesis of the narrow uniform silver nanowires. Transparent conductive films formed from the thin, uniform silver nanowires can have very low levels of haze and low values of ?L*, the diffusive luminosity, such that the transparent conductive films can provide little alteration of the appearance of a black background.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Yongxing Hu, Ying-Syi Li, Xiqiang Yang, Jing Shun Ang, Ajay Virkar
  • Publication number: 20190172600
    Abstract: Highly uniform and thin silver nanowires are described having average diameters below 20 nm and a small standard deviation of the diameters. The silver nanowires have a high aspect ratio. The silver nanowires can be characterized by a small number of nanowires having a diameter greater than 18 nm as well as with a blue shifted narrow absorption spectrum in a dilute solution. Methods are described to allow for the synthesis of the narrow uniform silver nanowires. Transparent conductive films formed from the thin, uniform silver nanowires can have very low levels of haze and low values of ?L*, the diffusive luminosity, such that the transparent conductive films can provide little alteration of the appearance of a black background.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Yongxing Hu, Ying-Syi Li, Xiqiang Yang, Jing Shun Ang, Ajay Virkar
  • Publication number: 20190172602
    Abstract: Highly uniform and thin silver nanowires are described having average diameters below 20 nm and a small standard deviation of the diameters. The silver nanowires have a high aspect ratio. The silver nanowires can be characterized by a small number of nanowires having a diameter greater than 18 nm as well as with a blue shifted narrow absorption spectrum in a dilute solution. Methods are described to allow for the synthesis of the narrow uniform silver nanowires. Transparent conductive films formed from the thin, uniform silver nanowires can have very low levels of haze and low values of ?L*, the diffusive luminosity, such that the transparent conductive films can provide little alteration of the appearance of a black background.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Yongxing Hu, Ying-Syi Li, Xiqiang Yang, Jing Shun Ang, Ajay Virkar
  • Publication number: 20190066863
    Abstract: Desirable methods for larger scale silver nanoplate synthesis are described along with methods for applying a noble metal coating onto the silver nanoplates to form coated silver nanoplates with a desirable absorption spectrum. The silver nanoplates are suitable for use in coatings for altering the hue of a transparent film. The hue adjustment can be particularly desirable for transparent conductive films.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Yongxing Hu, Alexander Seung-il Hong, Ying-Syi Li, Xiqiang Yang, Yadong Cao, Ajay Virkar
  • Patent number: 10147512
    Abstract: Desirable methods for larger scale silver nanoplate synthesis are described along with methods for applying a noble metal coating onto the silver nanoplates to form coated silver nanoplates with a desirable absorption spectrum. The silver nanoplates are suitable for use in coatings for altering the hue of a transparent film. The hue adjustment can be particularly desirable for transparent conductive films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: C3Nano Inc.
    Inventors: Yongxing Hu, Alexander Seung-il Hong, Ying-Syi Li, Xiqiang Yang, Yadong Cao, Ajay Virkar
  • Publication number: 20180105704
    Abstract: Metal salt based stabilizers are described that are effective to improve stability of sparse metal conductive films formed with metal nanowires, especially silver nanowires. Specifically, vanadium (+5) compositions can be effectively placed in coatings to provide desirable stabilization under accelerated wear testing conditions. Sparse metal conductive films can comprise fused metal nanostructured networks. Cobalt (+2) compounds can be incorporated as stabilization agents within nanowire inks to provide a high degree of stabilization without significantly interfering with the fusing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Xiqiang Yang, Yongxing Hu, Ajay Virkar, Arthur Yung-Chi Cheng, Faraz Azadi Manzour, Ying-Syi Li
  • Patent number: 9734946
    Abstract: A method of stabilizing electromagnetically charged particles, which includes coating electromagnetically charged particles with a protective layer; and etching the protective layer to produce a porous protective layer on the electromagnetically charged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Yadong Yin, Yongxing Hu
  • Publication number: 20170169911
    Abstract: Desirable methods for larger scale silver nanoplate synthesis are described along with methods for applying a noble metal coating onto the silver nanoplates to form coated silver nanoplates with a desirable absorption spectrum. The silver nanoplates are suitable for use in coatings for altering the hue of a transparent film. The hue adjustment can be particularly desirable for transparent conductive films.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Yongxing Hu, Alexander Seung-il Hong, Ying-Syi Li, Xiqiang Yang, Yadong Cao, Ajay Virkar
  • Publication number: 20170067166
    Abstract: Metal nanowires with uniform noble metal coatings are described. Two methods, galvanic exchange and direct deposition, are disclosed for the successful formation of the uniform noble metal coatings. Both the galvanic exchange reaction and the direct deposition method benefit from the inclusion of appropriately strong binding ligands to control or mediate the coating process to provide for the formation of a uniform coating. The noble metal coated nanowires are effective for the production of stable transparent conductive films, which may comprise a fused metal nanostructured network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Yongxing Hu, Xiqiang Yang, Ying-Syi Li, Alexander Seung-il Hong, Melanie Mariko Inouye, Yadong Cao, Ajay Virkar
  • Patent number: 9530534
    Abstract: Metal nanowires with uniform noble metal coatings are described. Two methods, galvanic exchange and direct deposition, are disclosed for the successful formation of the uniform noble metal coatings. Both the galvanic exchange reaction and the direct deposition method benefit from the inclusion of appropriately strong binding ligands to control or mediate the coating process to provide for the formation of a uniform coating. The noble metal coated nanowires are effective for the production of stable transparent conductive films, which may comprise a fused metal nanostructured network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: C3Nano Inc.
    Inventors: Yongxing Hu, Xiqiang Yang, Ying-Syi Li, Alexander Seung-Il Hong, Melanie Mariko Inouye, Yadong Cao, Ajay Virkar
  • Publication number: 20160293288
    Abstract: Metal nanowires with uniform noble metal coatings are described. Two methods, galvanic exchange and direct deposition, are disclosed for the successful formation of the uniform noble metal coatings. Both the galvanic exchange reaction and the direct deposition method benefit from the inclusion of appropriately strong binding ligands to control or mediate the coating process to provide for the formation of a uniform coating. The noble metal coated nanowires are effective for the production of stable transparent conductive films, which may comprise a fused metal nanostructured network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Yongxing Hu, Xiqiang Yang, Ying-Syi Li, Alexander Seung-il Hong, Melanie Mariko Inouye, Yadong Cao, Ajay Virkar
  • Publication number: 20160208360
    Abstract: A method comprises heating an aqueous solution of colloidal silver particles. A soluble noble metal halide salt is added to the aqueous solution which undergoes a redox reaction on a surface of the silver particles to form noble metal/silver halide SPs, noble metal halide/silver halide SPs or noble metal oxide/silver halide SPs on the surface of the silver particles. The heat is maintained for a predetermined time to consume the silver particles and release the noble metal/silver halide SPs, the noble metal halide/silver halide SPs or the noble metal oxide/silver halide SPs into the aqueous solution. The aqueous solution is cooled. The noble metal/silver halide SPs, the noble metal halide/silver halide SPs or noble metal oxide/silver halide SPs are separated from the aqueous solution. The method optionally includes adding a soluble halide salt to the aqueous solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: UChicago Argonne, LLC
    Inventors: Yugang Sun, Yongxing Hu
  • Patent number: 9388477
    Abstract: A method comprises heating an aqueous solution of colloidal silver particles. A soluble noble metal halide salt is added to the aqueous solution which undergoes a redox reaction on a surface of the silver particles to form noble metal/silver halide SPs, noble metal halide/silver halide SPs or noble metal oxide/silver halide SPs on the surface of the silver particles. The heat is maintained for a predetermined time to consume the silver particles and release the noble metal/silver halide SPs, the noble metal halide/silver halide SPs or the noble metal oxide/silver halide SPs into the aqueous solution. The aqueous solution is cooled. The noble metal/silver halide SPs, the noble metal halide/silver halide SPs or noble metal oxide/silver halide SPs are separated from the aqueous solution. The method optionally includes adding a soluble halide salt to the aqueous solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: UChicago Argonne, LLC
    Inventors: Yugang Sun, Yongxing Hu
  • Publication number: 20160108256
    Abstract: Nanoscale colorants are introduced to adjust the hue of transparent conductive films, such as to provide a whiter film. The transparent conductive films can have sparse metal conductive layers, which can be formed using silver nanowires. Color of the film can be evaluated using standard color parameters. In particular, values of color parameter b* can be reduced with the nanoscale colorants without unacceptably changing other parameters, such as haze, a* and transparency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Xiqiang Yang, Yadong Cao, Yongxing Hu, Hua Gu, Ying-Syi Li, Ajay Virkar
  • Patent number: 9180484
    Abstract: Magnetically responsive photonic nanochains that have been produced by inducing chaining of uniform magnetic particles during their silica coating process and then allowing additional deposited silica to wrap entire structures. The optical diffraction of these nanochains can be switched on and off by applying magnetic fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Yadong Yin, Yongxing Hu, Le He
  • Patent number: 9040158
    Abstract: A generic route for synthesis of asymmetric nanostructures. This approach utilizes submicron magnetic particles (Fe3O4—SiO2) as recyclable solid substrates for the assembly of asymmetric nanostructures and purification of the final product. Importantly, an additional SiO2 layer is employed as a mediation layer to allow for selective modification of target nanoparticles. The partially patched nanoparticles are used as building blocks for different kinds of complex asymmetric nanostructures that cannot be fabricated by conventional approaches. The potential applications such as ultra-sensitive substrates for surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) have been included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: UChicago Argonne LLC
    Inventors: Yugang Sun, Yongxing Hu
  • Publication number: 20140360973
    Abstract: A method of stabilizing electromagnetically charged particles, which includes coating electromagnetically charged particles with a protective layer; and etching the protective layer to produce a porous protective layer on the electromagnetically charged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Yadong Yin, Yongxing Hu
  • Publication number: 20140077121
    Abstract: A generic route for synthesis of asymmetric nanostructures. This approach utilizes submicron magnetic particles (Fe3O4—SiO2) as recyclable solid substrates for the assembly of asymmetric nanostructures and purification of the final product. Importantly, an additional SiO2 layer is employed as a mediation layer to allow for selective modification of target nanoparticles. The partially patched nanoparticles are used as building blocks for different kinds of complex asymmetric nanostructures that cannot be fabricated by conventional approaches. The potential applications such as ultra-sensitive substrates for surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) have been included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: UChicago Argonne, LLC
    Inventors: Yugang Sun, Yongxing Hu
  • Publication number: 20140004275
    Abstract: Magnetically responsive photonic nanochains that have been produced by inducing chaining of uniform magnetic particles during their silica coating process and then allowing additional deposited silica to wrap entire structures. The optical diffraction of these nanochains can be switched on and off by applying magnetic fields.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Yadong Yin, Yongxing Hu, Le He