Patents Examined by Amanda C. Walke
  • Patent number: 10615425
    Abstract: Disclosed is a tin oxide containing antimony and at least one element A selected from the group consisting of tantalum, tungsten, niobium, and bismuth. The antimony and the at least one element A selected from the group consisting of tantalum, tungsten, niobium, and bismuth are preferably dissolved in a solid state in tin oxide. The ratio of the number of moles of the element A to the number of moles of antimony, i.e., [(the number of moles of the element A/the number of moles of antimony)], is preferably 0.1 to 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Miyake, Susumu Takahashi, Hiromu Watanbe, Naohiko Abe, Ryoma Tsukuda, Kenichi Amitani, Koji Taniguchi, Hiroki Takahashi, Yoshihiro Yoneda, Kazuhiko Kato
  • Patent number: 10615450
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrolyte solution for a lithium secondary battery including an additive, which may prevent a chemical reaction between the electrolyte solution and an electrode by forming a stable solid electrolyte interface (SEI) and a protection layer on the surface of the electrode, and a lithium secondary battery in which life characteristics and high-temperature stability are improved by including the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyoung Ho Ahn, Yu Ra Jeong, Chul Haeng Lee, Young Min Lim, Jeong Woo Oh, Jung Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10610906
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing a resist composition which is used in a manufacturing process of a semiconductor apparatus, comprising the steps of: cleaning a manufacturing apparatus for the resist composition with a cleaning solution; analyzing the cleaning solution taken out from the manufacturing apparatus; repeating the step of cleaning and the step of analyzing until a concentration of a nonvolatile component(s) contained in the cleaning solution became 10 ppm or less; and manufacturing the resist composition by using the manufacturing apparatus after the step of repeating. There can be provided a method for manufacturing a resist composition which can manufacture a resist composition lowered in coating defects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Motoaki Iwabuchi, Tsutomu Ogihara, Yukio Hoshi, Yusuke Biyajima
  • Patent number: 10603639
    Abstract: A nanocomposite blend membrane and fabrication methods for making the nanocomposite membrane are disclosed. The nanocomposite blend membrane can be utilized in fuel cells. The nanocomposite blend membrane may include a blend polymer with a first sulfonated polymer and a second sulfonated polymer, as well as sulfonated tungsten trioxide (WO3) nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventors: Hossein Beydaghi, Mehran Javanbakht, Parisa Salarizadeh, Ahmad Bagheri Kharepouei, Ali Amoo Zadeh
  • Patent number: 10603696
    Abstract: This is to provide a process for manufacturing a resist composition which can prepare a resist composition lowered in coating defects, and the manufacturing process is a process for manufacturing a resist composition to be used in a process for manufacturing a semiconductor apparatus, the process comprising the steps of: cleaning a manufacturing apparatus for a resist composition with a cleaning solution; analyzing the cleaning solution taken out from the manufacturing apparatus; repeating the step of cleaning and the step of analyzing until a concentration of metal components contained in the cleaning solution becomes 5 ppb or less; and manufacturing the resist composition by using the manufacturing apparatus after the step of repeating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Ogihara, Motoaki Iwabuchi
  • Patent number: 10601024
    Abstract: An electrochemically active material includes, prior to incorporation in an electrochemical full cell, reversible lithium corresponding to between 4% and 50% of the reversible capacity of the electrochemically active material. The electrochemically active material has a lithium consumption rate between 0.05% and 0.2%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Matthey Public Company Limited
    Inventor: Vincent J. Chevrier
  • Patent number: 10601047
    Abstract: A battery cell includes a cathode layer and an anode layer. The anode layer includes anode particles, and a plurality of the anode particles have non-spanning cracks induced in the anode particles from cyclic tension applied to the anode layer prior to the anode layer being combined with the cathode layer in the battery cell. The battery cell also includes a case, where the cathode layer and the anode layer are housed within the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignees: Chongqing Jinkang New Energy Automobile Co., Ltd., SF Motors Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Monismith, Brennan Campbell, Ying Liu, Yifan Tang
  • Patent number: 10601069
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a non-aqueous electrolyte additive, and a non-aqueous electrolyte for a lithium secondary battery including the same and a lithium secondary battery, and particularly, to a non-aqueous electrolyte additive having a nitrile group and a propargyl group, and a non-aqueous electrolyte for a lithium secondary battery and a lithium secondary battery, which include the non-aqueous electrolyte additive so that capacity and cycle lifespan characteristics at high temperature can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Hoon Yu, Kyung Mi Lee
  • Patent number: 10593951
    Abstract: Disclosed are a cathode for metal-sulfur batteries which includes a cathode active material layer, which contains nitrogen-doped carbon, and a protective layer and a method of manufacturing the same. The cathode for lithium-sulfur batteries according to the present invention includes a cathode active material layer including a sulfur-containing material, a binder, and a nitrogen-doped carbon material; and a protective layer that is disposed on the cathode active material layer and is composed of a nitrogen-doped carbon material, wherein the nitrogen-doped carbon material of the cathode active material layer has a form wherein spherical particles and linear structures are mixed and the nitrogen-doped carbon material of the protective layer has a linear structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: IUCF-HYU (INDUSTRY—UNIVERSITY COOPERATION FOUNDATION HANYANG UNIVERSITY)
    Inventors: Yang-Kook Sun, Heemin Kim
  • Patent number: 10593964
    Abstract: A bipolar plate is a bipolar plate for a battery, the bipolar plate having a positive electrode disposed on a first surface side thereof and a negative electrode disposed on a second surface side thereof, wherein at least one of the first surface and the second surface is provided with a flow path through which an electrolyte flows. The flow path includes an introduction port for the electrolyte, a discharge port for the electrolyte, and a groove section which is located between the introduction port and the discharge port and guides the electrolyte to a predetermined route. The groove section includes a plurality of vertical groove sections which extend in a vertical direction and are arranged in parallel in a direction orthogonal to the vertical direction when the bipolar plate is placed at a predetermined position in the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hayato Fujita, Hideyuki Yamaguchi, Takashi Kanno, Takefumi Ito, Masahiro Kuwabara, Kiyoaki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10593949
    Abstract: It is an object of the present disclosure to provide an electrode for lithium ion secondary battery-use that can efficiently prevent a temperature increase by reducing current through an increase in the battery internal resistance during abnormal overheating. The electrode for lithium ion secondary battery-use of the present disclosure comprises a binder composition containing particles formed by a second component being located substantially on a portion of the outside of particles comprising a first component. The initial adhesive force of the binder composition is at least 1. The storage elastic modulus of the binder composition at 150° C. is no greater than 1,000 Pa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Zeon Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Oguro, Kouichirou Maeda, Naoki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10586989
    Abstract: Provided is an electrode mixture layer capable of reducing internal resistance by use of a carbon nanotube molding. The electrode mixture layer includes an active material and a conductor of carbon nanotubes in close contact with the surface of the active material, and the number density of the carbon nanotubes is 4 tubes/?m or more. The number density is defined as a value obtained by providing measurement lines on a scanning electron microscope image of a surface of the electrode mixture layer at 0.3 ?m intervals both longitudinally and laterally, measuring the total number of the carbon nanotubes being in close contact with the surface of the active material and intersecting the measurement lines, and dividing the total number of the carbon nanotubes by the total length of the measurement lines on the active material surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Tokune, Takuya Nishinuma, Takahiro Komori, Kenshi Inoue, Kiyoshi Tanaami, Takashi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10586953
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a metal-ion accumulator (A), comprising a stack of elementary electrochemical cells, each comprising a cathode (2), an anode (3), and a separator (1) impregnated with electrolyte intercalated between the anode and the cathode, each anode and cathode consisting of a substrate (2S, 3S) formed from a metal foil comprising a central portion (22, 32) supporting, on at least one of its main faces, a layer of active metal ion insertion material, the porosity of the layers of active material of the electrodes of one of the given polarities (anode or cathode) having at least two different values in the stack, the highest porosity being that of at least one electrode of said polarity, arranged between the center and the ends of the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENGERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERTATIVES
    Inventors: Frédéric Dewulf, Marianne Chami
  • Patent number: 10586987
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a binder for a lithium-sulfur secondary battery cathode, and a composition containing the same. The binder of the present application enables a cathode active material electrolyte to have excellent resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeong Ae Yoon, Charles Kiseok Song, Ki Young Kwon, Sung Soo Yoon, Han Na Chi, Doo Kyung Yang
  • Patent number: 10581110
    Abstract: The present invention provides a positive electrode active material for a lithium secondary battery, which includes a secondary particle core formed by agglomeration of primary particles of a nickel manganese cobalt-based first lithium composite metal oxide, an intermediate layer disposed on the core and including rod-shaped nickel manganese cobalt-based second lithium composite metal oxide particles radially oriented from a center of an active material particle to a surface thereof, and a shell disposed on the intermediate layer and including a nickel manganese cobalt-based third lithium composite metal oxide, and a lithium secondary battery including the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong Hoon Kwon, Ki Young Lee
  • Patent number: 10578969
    Abstract: Photoresist topcoat compositions, comprising: a first polymer comprising a first repeat unit of general formula (I) and a second repeat unit of general formula (II): wherein: R1 independently represents H, F or optionally fluorinated C1 to C4 alkyl; R2 represents optionally fluorinated linear, branched or cyclic C1 to C20 alkyl; L1 represents a single bond or a multivalent linking group; and n is an integer of from 1 to 5; a second polymer comprising a first repeat unit of general formula (III) and a second repeat unit of general formula (IV): wherein: R3 independently represents H, F or optionally fluorinated C1 to C4 alkyl; R4 represents linear, branched or cyclic C1 to C20 alkyl; R5 represents linear, branched or cyclic C1 to C20 fluoroalkyl; L2 represents a single bond or a multivalent linking group; and n is an integer of from 1 to 5; and a solvent. Coated substrates coated with the described topcoat compositions and methods of processing a photoresist composition are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC
    Inventors: Cong Liu, Doris H. Kang, Deyan Wang, Cheng-Bai Xu, Mingqi Li, Irvinder Kaur
  • Patent number: 10566658
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lithium-ion battery including: a positive electrode including an active positive electrode material, and advantageously a lithium salt; an electrolyte including a lithium salt; and a negative electrode including an active negative electrode material, and advantageously a lithium salt. In this battery, the positive electrode, the negative electrode, and the electrolyte all three appear in the form of gels, and all three include a polymer and a dinitrile compound of formula N?C—R—C?N; R being a hydrocarbon group CnH2n, n being an integer between 1 and 2; the weight ratio of the dinitrile compound to the polymer being in the range from 60/40 to 90/10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Commissariat A L'Energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Sébastien Solan, Laura Boutafa, Lionel Picard, Angèle Ravachol
  • Patent number: 10566631
    Abstract: An electrocatalyst is provided. The electrocatalyst includes Pd-containing metal nitride, wherein the metal is Co, Fe, Y, Lu, Sc, Ti, V, Cu, Ni, or a combination thereof. The molar ratio between the metal and Pd is greater than 0 and less than or equal to 0.8. A fuel cell utilizing the above electrocatalyst is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Wen-Hsuan Chao, Chiung-Hui Huang, Ping-Hsing Yang, Shan-Haw Chiou, Keng-Yang Chen, Chien-Ming Lai, Li-Duan Tsai
  • Patent number: 10564542
    Abstract: New photoresists are provided that are useful in a variety of applications, including negative-tone development processes. Preferred resists comprise a first polymer comprising first units comprising a reactive nitrogen-containing moiety spaced from the polymer backbone, wherein the nitrogen-containing moiety produces a basic cleavage product during lithographic processing of the photoresist composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventors: Min-Kyung Jang, Eui-Hyun Ryu, Chang-Young Hong, Dong-Yong Kim
  • Patent number: 10559515
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first electronic component, a substrate on which the first electronic component is mounted, which includes an additional region formed on one side of the first electronic component in a first direction for adding a second electronic component, and onto which cooling air flows, and a wall member partially surrounding the additional region, wherein the wall member includes one opening for allowing the air to flow over the additional region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Yoichi Sato