Patents Examined by Amanda C. Walke
  • Patent number: 11961986
    Abstract: A battery module includes a battery column, a heat insulation pad and a side plate. The battery column includes a plurality of batteries, and the batteries are arranged in a first direction. The heat insulation pad is disposed between two adjacent batteries in the battery column. The side plate is disposed on a side surface of the battery column and extends in the first direction. At least one heat-resistant region is disposed on the side plate and corresponds to a position of the heat insulation pad. The heat-resistant region is any one of a through hole, a blind hole, and a notch or a combination of two or more of the foregoing communicated with each other. At least a portion of an orthographic projection of the heat insulation pad on the side plate is disposed within the heat-resistant region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignees: CALB Co., Ltd., CALB Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhouli Li, Li Niu, Guohua Sun, Xinjian Li, Qixin Guo
  • Patent number: 11960208
    Abstract: A photosensitive element comprising a support film, a barrier layer, and a photosensitive layer in this order, wherein the barrier layer contains a water-soluble resin and an ultraviolet absorber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: RESONAC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masakazu Kume, Hiroshi Ono
  • Patent number: 11962002
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns lithium zirconium phosphate (LZP) chemical oxides for coated cathode active materials, which are useful in cathodes (i.e., positive electrodes) of rechargeable lithium-batteries for reversibly storing lithium ions (Li+).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: QuantumScape Battery, Inc.
    Inventors: Cheng-Chieh Chao, Sarah Chavez, Hyeseung Chung, Seitaro Ito, Yuki Katoh, Konstantin Lokshin, Akinari Ohash, Jessa Silver, Yaosen Tian, Virgil Xu, Zhenfeng Yu
  • Patent number: 11955658
    Abstract: The present application provides a battery cell and a manufacturing method and manufacturing system, a battery, and a power consumption apparatus. The battery cell includes an electrode assembly, a housing, a pressure relief mechanism and a cover assembly. The housing is provided with an accommodating space for accommodating the electrode assembly, and the housing includes a first side plate located on a side in a first direction; the pressure relief mechanism is disposed on the first side plate; and the cover assembly is configured for sealing the housing, where an inner surface of the first side plate of the housing is provided with a first flow channel extending along the inner surface, and the first flow channel is configured to guide a gas in the accommodating space to the pressure relief mechanism so that the pressure relief mechanism is actuated when a pressure reaches a threshold, and relieve the pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: CONTEMPORARY AMPEREX TECHNOLOGY CO., LIMITED
    Inventor: Yuyong Lei
  • Patent number: 11949068
    Abstract: A polymer electrolyte includes a polymer matrix including a polymer having a repeating unit represented by the formula and an ionic liquid. R1 to R3 are each one of a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C12 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl group, or combinations thereof. Each R4 is one of hydrogen, a halogen group, a nitrile group, a nitro group, an amine group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C5-C14 heteroaryl group, or combinations thereof. Substituents of R1 to R4 are each one of a halogen group, a cyano group, a nitro group, a C1-C8 alkyl group, or combinations thereof, x is an integer of 1 to 8, and n is an integer of 60 to 3200.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation, University of Seoul Industry
    Inventors: Ho Taek Lee, Yong Min Kim, Hong Chul Moon
  • Patent number: 11949129
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the various embodiments may provide a refuelable battery for the power grid to provide a sustainable, cost-effective, and/or operationally efficient solution to energy source variability and/or energy demand variability. In particular, the systems and methods of the various embodiments may provide a refuelable primary battery solution that addresses bulk seasonal energy storage needs, variable demand needs, and other challenges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: FORM ENERGY, INC.
    Inventors: Mateo Cristian Jaramillo, Ian Salmon McKay, William Henry Woodford
  • Patent number: 11936069
    Abstract: A layered double hydroxide is represented by the following formula (I): Ni2+1?(x+y+z)Fe3+xV3+yCo3+z(OH)2An?(x+y+z)/n·mH2O . . . (I). In one embodiment, in the formula (I), (x+y+z) is from 0.2 to 0.5, “x” represents more than 0 and 0.3 or less, “y” represents from 0.04 to 0.49, and “z” represents more than 0 and 0.2 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Ozora Kano, Naomi Hashimoto, Naomi Saito, Yukari Sakurayama
  • Patent number: 11936040
    Abstract: To provide electrolytic manganese dioxide excellent in low rate characteristics and middle rate characteristics when used as a cathode material for alkaline manganese dry cells, and a method for its production. Electrolytic manganese dioxide of which the apparent density is at least 4.0 g/cm3 and at most 4.3 g/cm3, and the mode particle size is at least 30 ?m and at most 100 ?m; a method for its production and its application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: TOSOH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoto Suzuki, Akinori Eshita
  • Patent number: 11929533
    Abstract: A flow battery having at least one rechargeable cell is disclosed. The at least one rechargeable cell can include an anolyte compartment, a catholyte compartment, and an anion exchange membrane positioned between the anolyte and catholyte compartments. The anion exchange membrane can have a thickness of less than 100 ?m and a steady state diffusivity of less than 0.4 ppm/hr/cm2 with respect to a cation species in an electrolyte of the rechargeable cell. A method of facilitating use of a flow battery including providing the anion exchange membrane is also disclosed. A method of facilitating storage of an electric charge comprising providing the flow battery is also disclosed. A method of producing an anion exchange membrane is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Evoqua Water Technologies LLC
    Inventors: George Y. Gu, Savvas Hadjikyriacou, Michael J. Shaw, Simon P. Dukes
  • Patent number: 11929467
    Abstract: A secondary battery including an electrode assembly having a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator arranged between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, an electrolyte, and an exterior body housing the electrode assembly and the electrolyte. The exterior body has at least two step portions adjacent to each other and having top surfaces with different heights, the at least two step portions including a low step portion and a high step portion. A stepped surface is formed between the top surface of the low step portion and the top surface of the high step portion, and at least part of a board is arrangeable on the top surface of the low step portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toru Kawai, Masahiro Otsuka
  • Patent number: 11912913
    Abstract: A quantum dot-polymer composite pattern including at least one repeating section configured to emit light of a predetermined wavelength, and a production method and a display device including the quantum dot-polymer composite are disclosed. The quantum dot-polymer composite includes a polymer matrix including linear polymer including a carboxylic acid group-containing repeating unit and a plurality of cadmium-free quantum dots dispersed in the polymer matrix, has an absorption rate of greater than or equal to about 85% for light at wavelength of about 450 nm, and has an area ratio of a hydroxy group peak relative to an acrylate peak of greater than or equal to about 2.6 in Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shang Hyeun Park, Tae Gon Kim, Shin Ae Jun
  • Patent number: 11899363
    Abstract: A salt represented by formula (I), an acid generator and a resist composition: wherein R1, R2 and R3 each represent a hydroxy group, —O—R10, —O—CO—O—R10, —O-L1-CO—O—R10; R4, R5, R6, R7, R8 and R9 each represent a halogen atom, a hydroxy group, etc.; L1 represents an alkanediyl group; R10 represents an acid-labile group; X1, X2 and X3 each represent an oxygen atom or a sulfur atom; m1 and m7 represent an integer of 0 to 5, m2 to m6 and m8, m9 represent an integer of 0 to 4, in which 0?m1+m7?5, 0?m2+m8?4, 0?m3+m9?4, and at least one of m1, m2 and m3 represents an integer of 1 or more; X4 represents a single bond, —CH2—, —O—, —S—, etc.; and AI? represents an organic anion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Komuro, Koji Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 11888122
    Abstract: An electrolyte solution including a solvent, the solvent containing a compound (1a) represented by the following formula (1a); and a compound (2) represented by the following formula (2): wherein Re is a C1-C5 linear or branched alkyl group optionally containing an ether bond; Rf is a C1-C5 linear or branched alkyl group optionally containing an ether bond; and at least one of Re or Rf contains a fluorine atom. Also disclosed is an electrochemical device including the electrolyte solution, a lithium-ion secondary battery including the electrolyte solution, and a module including the electrochemical device or the lithium-ion secondary battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeaki Yamazaki, Hiroyuki Arima, Kenzou Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11886113
    Abstract: The present invention provides an actinic ray-sensitive or radiation-sensitive resin composition with which a pattern having an excellent pattern collapse suppressing property and excellent LWR performance can be obtained. In addition, the present invention also provides a resist film, a pattern forming method, and a method for manufacturing an electronic device, each regarding the actinic ray-sensitive or radiation-sensitive resin composition. The actinic ray-sensitive or radiation-sensitive resin composition of the present invention includes a resin whose solubility in a developer is changed by the action of an acid, a photoacid generator represented by General Formula (b1), and a solvent, in which the photoacid generator represented by General Formula (b1) is a compound that generates an acid having a pka of 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Keita Kato, Michihiro Shirakawa, Akiyoshi Goto, Takashi Kawashima, Masafumi Kojima
  • Patent number: 11881573
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a battery pack, and more particularly, to a battery pack, the temperature of which is maintained within a certain range by a heating component or a heat dissipating component attached thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Ji Myong An, Seog Jin Yoon
  • Patent number: 11881564
    Abstract: Provided is a method of improving the cycle-life of a lithium metal secondary battery, the method comprising implementing an anode-protecting layer between an anode active material layer (or an anode current collector layer substantially without any lithium when the battery is made) and a porous separator/electrolyte assembly, wherein the anode-protecting layer is in a close physical contact with the anode active material layer (or the anode current collector), has a thickness from 10 nm to 500 ?m and comprises an electrically and ionically conducting network of cross-linked polymer chains having a lithium ion conductivity from 10?8 to 5×10?2 S/cm and an electron conductivity from 10?8 to 103 S/cm and wherein the anode active material layer contains a layer of lithium or lithium alloy, in a form of a foil, coating, or multiple particles aggregated together, as an anode active material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Global Graphene Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Bor Z. Jang
  • Patent number: 11880137
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for minimizing line edge/width roughness in lines formed by photolithography are provided. In one example, a method of processing a substrate includes applying a photoresist layer comprising a photoacid generator to on a multi-layer disposed on a substrate, wherein the multi-layer comprises an underlayer formed from an organic material, inorganic material, or a mixture of organic and inorganic materials, exposing a first portion of the photoresist layer unprotected by a photomask to a radiation light in a lithographic exposure process, and applying an electric field or a magnetic field to alter movement of photoacid generated from the photoacid generator substantially in a vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Huixiong Dai, Mangesh Ashok Bangar, Srinivas D. Nemani, Ellie Y. Yieh, Steven Hiloong Welch, Christopher S. Ngai
  • Patent number: 11880135
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method comprising forming a radiation-sensitive film on a substrate; wherein the radiation-sensitive film comprises a radiation-sensitive composition comprising a photoacid generator; a quencher; an acid labile polymer formed from monomers comprising a vinyl aromatic monomer and a monomer comprising an acid decomposable group; and a solvent; patternwise exposing the radiation-sensitive film to activating radiation; and contacting the radiation-sensitive film with an alkaline developing solution to form a resist pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: ROHM AND HAAS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS LLC
    Inventors: Mitsuru Haga, Kunio Kainuma, Shugaku Kushida
  • Patent number: 11876211
    Abstract: A prelithiated lithium ion battery includes: ion beam implanted lithium; a cathode; and an anode disposed on the cathode and an electrolyte in electrical communication with the cathode and the anode, the cathode or the anode including the ion beam implanted lithium such that: when the cathode includes the ion beam implanted lithium, the ion beam implanted lithium is present in an absence of solid electrolyte interface composition in the cathode; and when the anode includes the ion beam implanted lithium, the ion beam implanted lithium is present in an absence of solid electrolyte interface composition in the anode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE
    Inventors: Vladimir Pavlovich Oleshko, Christopher Lloyd Soles, Jabez Jenkins McClelland
  • Patent number: 11870051
    Abstract: Provided is a method of improving fast-chargeability of a lithium secondary battery containing an anode, a cathode, a porous separator disposed between the anode and the cathode, and an electrolyte, wherein the method comprises packing particles of an anode active material to form an anode active material layer having interstitial spaces and disposing a lithium ion reservoir in the interstitial spaces, configured to receive lithium ions from the cathode through the porous separator when the battery is charged and to enable the lithium ions to enter the particles of anode active material in a time-delayed manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Global Graphene Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Aruna Zhamu, Bor Z. Jang