Patents by Inventor Zhiyi Zhang

Zhiyi Zhang 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: 11211654
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the technical field of energy storage devices, and in particular, to a battery module. The battery module includes a set of batteries, a case receiving the set of batteries, and a sampling unit for collecting a voltage signal and a temperature signal of the set of batteries. The sampling unit is provided with a connector, and a stopper for fixing the connector is formed on the case. By forming the stopper on the case, the connector can be directly assembled to the stopper during assembling process of the set of batteries without the need to fix the connector by glue or bolt connection. Therefore, not only an assembling process is simplified, but also the connector is not easily damaged during the assembling process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: JIANGSU CONTEMPORARY AMPEREX TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Hua Zhang, Feng Qin, Peng Wang, Zhiyi You, Liangyi Wang
  • Patent number: 11185918
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for aligning layers in fabricating a multilayer printable electronic device. The method entails providing a transparent substrate upon which a first metal layer is deposited, providing a transparent functional layer over the first metal layer, depositing metal nano particles over the functional layer to form a second metal layer, exposing the metal nano particles to intense pulsed light via an underside of the substrate to partially sinter exposed particles to the functional layer whereby the first metal layer acts as a photo mask, and washing away unexposed particles using a solvent to leave partially sintered metal nano particles on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA
    Inventors: Zhiyi Zhang, Ye Tao, Ta-Ya Chu, Gaozhi Xiao
  • Publication number: 20210355339
    Abstract: A stretchable and/or flexible conductive ink has conductive particles admixed with a binder comprising a neoprene. The mass of the conductive particles in the ink is in a range of 6.0 to 10.4 times greater than the mass of the neoprene in the ink. When deposited on a substrate, the ink provides suitably stretchable and flexible conductive elements. The conductive elements may be stretchable, flexible electronic and/or thermal devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Gaozhi XIAO, Ye TAO, Zhiyi ZHANG
  • Patent number: 11035080
    Abstract: Papermaking additives that include various polymers and/or micropolymers are disclosed. The micropolymers may have a network structure that can be created by crosslinking or other means. The micropolymer may be an acrylamide based polymer having a boronic acid moiety. The weight average molecular weight of the micropolymer may be greater than 1,000,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Zhiyi Zhang, Mingli Wei, Kevin McDonald, Weiguo Cheng, Pious V. Kurian
  • Patent number: 10644044
    Abstract: Methods are provided for fabricating photodetector arrays using passive matrix addressing technology. The photodetector arrays use a pair of switching diode and photo diode to overcome crosstalk issues within the passive matrix. The switching diode and the photo diode of each pixel may be connected using a cathode-to-cathode connection, or an anode-to-anode connection. The photodetector arrays are fabricated by assembling on a first substrate, an array of photodetector pixels comprising a switching diode and a photo diode, providing conductive lines for each row of the array and conductive lines for each column of the array, and attaching a second substrate to the first substrate. The photodetector array may also be fabricated by assembling on a first substrate an array of switching diodes, and assembling on a second substrate an array of photo diodes, and bonding the first and second substrates together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: National Research Council of Canada
    Inventors: Zhiyi Zhang, Ye Tao, Heping Ding, Salima Alem, Shoude Chang
  • Publication number: 20190371834
    Abstract: Methods are provided for fabricating photodetector arrays using passive matrix addressing technology. The photodetector arrays use a pair of switching diode and photo diode to overcome crosstalk issues within the passive matrix. The switching diode and the photo diode of each pixel may be connected using a cathode-to-cathode connection, or an anode-to-anode connection. The photodetector arrays are fabricated by assembling on a first substrate, an array of photodetector pixels comprising a switching diode and a photo diode, providing conductive lines for each row of the array and conductive lines for each column of the array, and attaching a second substrate to the first substrate. The photodetector array may also be fabricated by assembling on a first substrate an array of switching diodes, and assembling on a second substrate an array of photo diodes, and bonding the first and second substrates together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Zhiyi ZHANG, Ye TAO, Heping DING, Salima ALEM, Shoude CHANG
  • Patent number: 10475546
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to conductors comprising a conducting member comprising silver and a functionalized organosiloxane network having at least one functional group capable of trapping silver or a silver ion as well as to methods of preparing the same. For example, the functionalized organosiloxane network can at least substantially inhibit dendrite formation between a first conducting member and a second conducting member. For example, the conductors may be used in an electronic circuit such as a printed electronic circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: National Research Council of Canada
    Inventors: Gaozhi George Xiao, Ye Tao, Zhiyi Zhang, Jianping Lu
  • Patent number: 10132040
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for improving the characteristics of paper substrates are disclosed. The methods involve adding to a paper substrate an NCC-polymer. NCC-polymers have unique chemical properties which result in improvements in wet strength, dry strength and drainage retention properties of the paper substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: David J. Castro, Rangarani Karnati, Shawnee M. Wilson, Weiguo Cheng, Mei Liu, Zhiyi Zhang
  • Publication number: 20180327972
    Abstract: Papermaking additives that include various polymers and/or micropolymers are disclosed. The micropolymers may have a network structure that can be created by crosslinking or other means. The micropolymer may be an acrylamide based polymer having a boronic acid moiety. The weight average molecular weight of the micropolymer may be greater than 1,000,000.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Zhiyi ZHANG, Mingli WEI, Kevin McDONALD, Weiguo CHENG, Pious V. KURIAN
  • Patent number: 10125285
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of printing ultranarrow-gap lines of a functional material, such as an electrically conductive silver ink. The method entails providing a substrate having an interlayer coated on the substrate and printing the ultranarrow-gap lines by depositing ink on the interlayer of the substrate, the ink comprising the functional material and a solvent that swells the interlayer to cause the interlayer to bulge at edges of the ink to thereby define embankments that confine the ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: National Research Council of Canada
    Inventors: Ta-Ya Chu, Christophe Py, Ye Tao, Zhiyi Zhang, Afshin Dadvand
  • Publication number: 20180187036
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of printing ultranarrow-gap lines of a functional material, such as an electrically conductive silver ink. The method entails providing a substrate having an interlayer coated on the substrate and printing the ultranarrow-gap lines by depositing ink on the interlayer of the substrate, the ink comprising the functional material and a solvent that swells the interlayer to cause the interlayer to bulge at edges of the ink to thereby define embankments that confine the ink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Ta-Ya Chu, Christophe Py, Ye Tao, Zhiyi Zhang, Afshin Dadvand
  • Publication number: 20180185922
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for aligning layers in fabricating a multilayer printable electronic device. The method entails providing a transparent substrate upon which a first metal layer is deposited, providing a transparent functional layer over the first metal layer, depositing metal nano particles over the functional layer to form a second metal layer, exposing the metal nano particles to intense pulsed light via an underside of the substrate to partially sinter exposed particles to the functional layer whereby the first metal layer acts as a photo mask, and washing away unexposed particles using a solvent to leave partially sintered metal nano particles on the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Zhiyi Zhang, Ye Tao, Ta-Ya Chu, Gaozhi Xiao
  • Publication number: 20180187035
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of printing an ultranarrow line of a functional material. The method entails providing a substrate having an interlayer on the substrate and printing the ultranarrow line by depositing ink on the interlayer of the substrate, the ink comprising the functional material and a solvent mixture that partially dissolves the interlayer on the substrate to cause the ink to shrink and sink into the interlayer on the substrate thereby reducing a width of the line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Ta-Ya CHU, Zhiyi ZHANG, Ye TAO
  • Patent number: 10000652
    Abstract: A process for depositing a metal on a substrate involves the use of two reduction reactions in a bottom-up based tandem manner starting from a substrate surface and working upward. A first reduction reaction starts on the substrate surface at ambient temperature, and a second reduction reaction, which is initiated by the reaction heat of the first reduction reaction, occurs in a reactive ink solution film coated on top, which becomes solid after the reaction. Gas and other small molecules generated from the reduction reactions, and the solvent, can readily escape through the upper surface of the film before the solid metal layer is formed or during post-treatment, with no or few voids left in the metal film. Thus, the process can be used to form highly conductive films and features at ambient temperature on various substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventors: Zhiyi Zhang, Ye Tao, Hiroshi Fukutani, Gaozhi Xiao
  • Publication number: 20180028117
    Abstract: Provided herein is a probe for ultrasound imaging of tissue. The probe comprises an optical relay having an optically absorbing coating at the distal end of the probe for generating ultrasound from excitation light via the photoacoustic effect, wherein the generated ultrasound propagates as an ultrasound beam into the tissue; and an ultrasound receiver separate from the optical relay. The optical relay is configured to receive as input a time-varying spatial pattern of excitation light at the proximal end of the probe and to transmit the excitation light to the distal end of the probe to illuminate the optically absorbing coating in accordance with said time-varying spatial pattern, thereby generating ultrasound from the excitation light via the photoacoustic effect to propagate as a scanning ultrasound beam into the tissue. The ultrasound receiver is configured to receive reflections of the ultrasound from tissue. Such an ultrasound probe may be incorporated, for example, into a transseptal puncture needle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: UCL Business PLC
    Inventors: Adrien E. Desjardins, Edward Zhiyi Zhang, Malcolm Finlay, Paul Beard, Ioannis Papakonstantinou
  • Publication number: 20170201566
    Abstract: In accordance with various embodiments of the present disclosure, a file downloading method, a related apparatus, and a related terminal device are provided. In some embodiments, the method comprises: based on target file information of a target file, starting a plurality of segment-download threads to download a plurality of segment files of the target file; when one of the plurality of segment-download threads has completed its download task, identifying a segment-download thread as a to-be-assisted segment-download thread, which still has un-downloaded content; cutting a tail portion of the un-downloaded content corresponding to the to-be-assisted segment-download thread according to a predetermined proportion; and starting the one segment-download thread that has completed its download task again to download the tail portion of the un-downloaded content corresponding to the to-be-assisted segment-download thread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventor: Zhiyi ZHANG
  • Patent number: 9696278
    Abstract: A portable rapid detection device for heavy metal ions includes a card electrode and a thin-layer flow cell, wherein a three-electrode system of the card electrode is inserted in a micro-channel of the thin-layer flow cell; and heavy metal ions are detected by using an anodic stripping voltammetry (ASV), a solution to be detected flows by the surface of a working electrode in the micro-channel, and heavy metals are enriched and stripped on the surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: NANJING TECH UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Guosong Chen, Ying Hong, Xiaohua Lu, Chang Liu, Xiaoyun He, Dandan Lv, Jikui Wang, Meihua Tang, Zhiyi Zhang, Xiaochen Dong
  • Publication number: 20170089861
    Abstract: A portable rapid detection device for heavy metal ions includes a card electrode and a thin-layer flow cell, wherein a three-electrode system of the card electrode is inserted in a micro-channel of the thin-layer flow cell; and heavy metal ions are detected by using an anodic stripping voltammetry (ASV), a solution to be detected flows by the surface of a working electrode in the micro-channel, and heavy metals are enriched and stripped on the surface thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: Nanjing Tech University
    Inventors: Guosong Chen, Ying Hong, Xiaohua Lu, Chang Liu, Xiaoyun He, Dandan Lv, Jikui Wang, Meihua Tang, Zhiyi Zhang, Xiaochen Dong
  • Publication number: 20160312410
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for improving the characteristics of paper substrates are disclosed. The methods involve adding to a paper substrate an NCC-polymer. NCC-polymers have unique chemical properties which result in improvements in wet strength, dry strength and drainage retention properties of the paper substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: David J. Castro, Rangarani Karnati, Shawnee M. Wilson, Weiguo Cheng, Mei Liu, Zhiyi Zhang
  • Patent number: 9410288
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for improving the characteristics of paper substrates. The method involves adding to a paper substrate an NCC-polymer. NCC-polymers have unique chemical properties which result in improvements in wet strength, dry strength and drainage retention properties of the paper substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: David A. Castro, Rangarani Karnati, Shawnee M. Wilson, Weiguo Cheng, Mei Liu, Zhiyi Zhang