In 2013, OneD Battery Sciences acquired Nanosys’ nanowire technologies (SINANODE) and its Palo Alto R&D activities.
Today, OneD operates a SINANODE pilot production to support the development of advanced electrochemical cells and the production scale up of its industrial partners.
Building upon over a decade of R&D, Dr. Yimin Zhu, OneD’s CTO, leads a team that continues to improve the SINANODE manufacturing processes that redefine the potential of lithium ion batteries in electric vehicles EVs.
OneD partners with leading material suppliers, battery makers, and their customers to scale up production and accelerate market adoption to meet current and future market demand.
Together with its manufacturing partners in US, Europe, and Asia, OneD has produced more silicon nanowires than any other company. The SINANODE processes are optimized to enable large scale manufacturing of high performance anode materials at competitive cost, and to ensure compatibility with the processes of current & future EV cell factories.
A cornerstone of OneD’s electrochemical leadership, our patent portfolio includes over 200 patents granted in key countries, covering inventions ranging from material nanostructures, electrode and battery designs, to manufacturing processes and equipment.
In addition to two decades of inventions by the R&D team while working first at Nanosys and later at OneD, our IP portfolio also includes inventions from world-renowned scientists at Harvard University. OneD’s large IP portfolio protects our customers & partners and their respective investments in next generation EV batteries.
The Sinanode technologies and products (materials, methods and apparatuses) are protected by patents in the U.S. and elsewhere. This link to download the PDF with the patent list is provided to satisfy the virtual patent marking provisions of various jurisdictions including the virtual patent marking provisions of the America Invents Act and provide notice under 35 U.S.C. §287 (a).
For more than a decade, the OneD team has optimized its battery technology and manufacturing processes. More recently, we have completed multi-ton production projects with customers globally, and are currently setting up partnerships to build and operate large-scale production.
Two-step implementation plan:
We replicate OneD’s existing pilot production process in custom SINANODE factories dedicated to each EV customer, where nano-silicon is attached to their commercial graphite powders. This enables each EV customer to optimize the formulation of the anode materials, the design of EV cells and to complete the full EV battery qualification process with sufficient quantities processed during the next 24 months (up to 5 MWh per month).
OneD has entered into engineering design & manufacturing partnerships to build and operate commercial graphite SINANODE processing to support the annual production of EV batteries for millions of vehicles.
This parallel path approach allows EV companies to reduce risk and cost, optimizing their own EV cells in time to meet the qualification and production deadlines for model year 2025.
Our Leadership Team
A visionary in battery, fuel cell, and hybrid system development, Dr. Zhu has contributed to significant breakthroughs in nanomaterials. Since 2007, Dr. Zhu has led the development, production, and commercialization of SINANODE battery technologies — first at Nanosys and, since the 2013 acquisition, at OneD.
Author of over 60 peer-reviewed papers and presenting his work at many industry conferences, Dr. Zhu holds over 70 energy storage worldwide patents and applications. He has dedicated himself to R&D and commercialization of energy storage, nanomaterials, and devices since 1998, first at Yamanashi University (NEDO Researcher Zero Emission EVs, Japan) and then in 2001 at Los Alamos National Laboratory (Scientist — Catalyst and Fuel Cells).
He earned his PhD in Electrochemistry at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
After beginning his career at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Vincent became a successful serial entrepreneur.
First by spinning out ReSound Corporation (Nasdaq IPO, 1993), then co-founding Preview Systems (Nasdaq IPO, 1999), and IPValue Management, Inc.
After leading the strategic acquisition & private equity team at Intellectual Ventures, Vincent founded Invention Capital Partners, then led the acquisition of the nanowire technologies and R&D team from Nanosys, to form OneD in 2013.
Vincent holds degrees in Applied Physics (UCL, Belgium) and Bioengineering (PhD, University of Michigan) and is an inventor on more than hundred patents.
With a lifetime of devoted passion for accelerating the world’s transition towards renewable energy, Fabrice started his career as a Power Systems Engineer with Cegelec in France and then moved to the USA, building Alstom Grid’s business across the power grid’s Automation & Transmission-Distribution sectors in America and across Asia Pacific as head of business in New Zealand.
For the seven years prior to joining OneD, Fabrice was Vice President of Samsung SDI’s Energy Storage Solutions in America where he built the company’s ESS business from scratch, firmly establishing SDI as the #1 Li-ion battery manufacturer with the top renewable energy players and leading automotive EV pioneering partners in America.
Fabrice received his Master’s Degree in Power Systems from French ESME Sudria of Paris, and completed Alstom Grid’s sponsored Harvard Business School’s Corporate Executive Program.
With a passion for brands that stimulate positive change, Steven has helped create or revitalize hundreds of brands, including work for Better Place (EV startup), Intel, DuPont, and Plenty (indoor vertical farming).
In fewer than three years of beginning his brand management career at Clorox, he rose to head new product innovation. In 1987, Steven created Addis, a successful brand strategy and design consultancy. Stepping back from his fulltime duties at his agency, Steven is heading up marketing for OneD to take the company from stealth mode and tell the SINANODE story.
Steven has a BS in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
After starting his career at Internet Systems Integrators, a technology consultancy start-up later acquired by ISS (IBM), Carlo joined Bain & Company where he served several European clients across a wide range of industries, including automotive, financial services, and technology.
In 2005 Carlo moved to California where he focused on technology and invention monetization at IP Value, Intellectual Ventures and Invention Capital Partners as Licensing Account Executive, Senior Director Channel Sale & Licensing, and Vice President of Strategic Acquisitions. Carlo joined OneD in 2015 with a dual role which combines the financial and intellectual property functions.
Carlo has an MS in Electronic Engineering from the University of Padova, and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Ron has more than 30 years of experience representing technology clients around the world. Ron, as a partner at NixonPeabody LLP, has represented OneD for over eight years in all aspects of its legal affairs relating to its technology development and growth. Ron has been a partner at NixonPeabody since 2009 practicing in its intellectual property group.
Prior to joining NixonPeabody, Ron was a partner at Thelen LLP, formerly Thelen, Marrin Johnson and Bridges. In addition to overseeing financings for his clients, Ron has specialized in technology litigation, intellectual property and technology licensing.
Ron earned a B.A. in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington. He earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan. Ron is passionate about his family, friends, and his community.
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