Patents by Inventor Yudan Pi

Yudan Pi 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: 20190218687
    Abstract: A parylene microcapillary is manufactured by drawing a polyethylene carbonate (PEC) fiber from a 0° C. solution of 12-25% PEC in chloroform to create a PEC fiber that has a constant diameter over several centimeters. Parylene is deposited in a chamber over the PEC fiber, and then the coated PEC fiber is heated above 180° C. This heating melts and decomposes the PEC fiber such that it self-expels from the coating, leaving a microcapillary. The self-expulsion allows for meters-long lengths of microcapillaries. Alternatively, a serpentine fiber channel of PEC is created by deposition, photolithography, and etching within a sandwich of parylene. It is heated above 180° C. to expel the PEC leaving a hollow channel within a mass of parylene. The resulting microcapillaries may have residues of cyclic ethylene carbonate remaining from the decomposed PEC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Tzu-Chieh Chou, Yu-Chong Tai, Yudan Pi