Patents Examined by Andrew J Oyer
  • Patent number: 11374224
    Abstract: Provided is a binder composition for a non-aqueous secondary battery with which it is possible to form a functional layer that can provide a battery component such as an electrode or a separator with a balance of excellent handleability and process adhesiveness. The binder composition for a non-aqueous secondary battery contains: polymer particles containing a block polymer including a block region composed of an aromatic vinyl monomer unit; a water-soluble polymer including a hydrophilic group; and water. The block polymer has a diblock content of not less than 0 mass % and not more than 60 mass %. The water-soluble polymer has a weight-average molecular weight of not less than 15,000 and not more than 500,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norikazu Yamamoto, Yusaku Matsuo, Hidetake Ishii, Shunjin Aihara
  • Patent number: 11370972
    Abstract: Disclosed is a flame-retardant insulation bar manufactured by extruding an insulation composition including any one base resin selected from the group consisting of polyamide, polyurethane, polyester, and combinations thereof, a reinforcing agent, a flame retardant, and an additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignees: ACE METAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byoung Wook Sun, You Lack Choi
  • Patent number: 11373765
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems and methods for synthesizing UCl3 from UCl4. These systems and methods may also be used to directly synthesize binary and ternary embodiments of uranium salts of chloride usable as nuclear fuel in certain molten salt reactor designs. The systems and methods described herein are capable of synthesizing any desired uranium chloride fuel salt that is a combination of UCl4, UCl3 and one or more non-fissile chloride compounds, such as NaCl. In particular, the systems and methods described herein are capable of synthesizing any UCl3—UCl4—NaCl or UCl3—NaCl fuel salt composition from UCl4—NaCl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: TerraPower, LLC
    Inventors: Ken Czerwinski, Bassem S. El-Dasher, William M. Kerlin, Aaron J. Unger
  • Patent number: 11365279
    Abstract: A fluorescent resin composition including a urethane resin which is a polymer having at least a polyol compound (A), a polyisocyanate compound (B) and a chain-extending compound (C) as structural units, and a fluorescent dye that emits fluorescence by undergoing irradiation with near infrared light within a wavelength region of 700 nm to 1300 nm, the polyol compound (A) being an aliphatic polycarbonate diol (A1). In addition, a molded object made of the above-described fluorescent resin composition, and also a medical device including the molded object. Examples of the medical device can include a wire for detecting the position of a lymph vessel that includes the molded object made of the fluorescent resin composition as a fluorescent marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignees: PUBLIC UNIVERSITY CORPORATION YOKOHAMA CITY UNIVERSITY, TRS Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiro Maegawa, Teruo Hashimoto, Koji Hirai
  • Patent number: 11365308
    Abstract: A rubber composition is based on at least one elastomer, a reinforcing filler, a crosslinking system and an optionally hydrogenated hydrocarbon-based resin, predominantly composed of units selected from the group consisting of cyclopentadiene, dicyclopentadiene, methylcyclopentadiene and mixtures thereof, said hydrocarbon-based resin having an average molecular weight Mz of less than 2000 g/mol and a glass transition temperature Tg, expressed in ° C., such that: Tg?80?2*(% HA), wherein % HA represents the content of aromatic protons of said resin, the content of said hydrocarbon-based resin being within a range extending from 15 to 150 phr.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventors: Benoit De Gaudemaris, Alain Hut
  • Patent number: 11358863
    Abstract: A composition and method for chlorine dioxide production through reaction-diffusion chemistry that facilitates the in situ generation of chlorine dioxide, wherein a dry solid composition of hydroxymethanesulfinic acid monosodium salt dihydrate (abbreviated HMS) and a chlorine dioxide precursor are activated via the addition or absorption of water to produce chlorine dioxide. The dry solid chemical composition comprises dry, safe, transportable reagents that integrate with polymeric materials such as packaging and superabsorbent and stimuli-responsive hydrogel polymers to combine with water to produce chlorine dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Brandeis University
    Inventors: Christopher J. Doona, Florence E. Feeherry, Kenneth Kustin, Irving R. Epstein
  • Patent number: 11339052
    Abstract: An object of this invention is to provide a simple method for producing sulfur tetrafluoride. The object is achieved by a method for producing sulfur tetrafluoride, comprising step A of reacting a fluorinated halogen compound with sulfur chloride, the fluorinated halogen compound being represented by formula: XFn, wherein X is chlorine, bromine, or iodine; and n is a natural number of 1 to 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Ohtsuka, Yoshichika Kuroki, Atsushi Shirai, Moe Hosokawa, Yosuke Kishikawa
  • Patent number: 11338268
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition for mineralising carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide gases, which comprises a mixture of magnesium (between 1 and 25%), iron (between 1 and 23%), calcium monoxide (between 1 and 25%), titanium dioxide (between 0.1 and 11%) and silicon dioxide (between 16 and 75%), with a particle diameter between 100 nm and 4000 ?m. The composition causes the mineralisation of carbon dioxide (CO2) and of the gaseous chemical compounds known as “nitrogen oxides” (NOx) in the atmosphere. This composition can be added or mixed as an additive in paints, dyes, resins and elastic polymers (gum and natural rubber) in parts with wear, and for any type of covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: PRIMLAB GLOBAL, SL
    Inventors: Juan Carlos Llobregat Agustí, José Antonio Sivera Marzá
  • Patent number: 11329286
    Abstract: A lithium cobalt-based positive electrode active material is provide, which includes sodium and calcium, wherein the total amount of the sodium and calcium is 150 ppm to 500 ppm based on the total weight of the lithium cobalt-based positive electrode active material. A method for preparing the lithium cobalt-based positive electrode active material is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: Sung Bin Park, Min Kyu You, Chi Ho Jo, Hyuck Hur, Jin Tae Hwang, Wang Mo Jung
  • Patent number: 11326327
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are water harvesting networks. The harvesters allow extraction and collection of moisture from the atmosphere without requiring electrical energy inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Guihua Yu, Fei Zhao, Xingyi Zhou
  • Patent number: 11329284
    Abstract: A method of forming an improved calcined lithium metal oxide is provided wherein the metal comprises at least one of nickel, manganese and cobalt. The method comprises forming a first solution in a first reactor wherein the first solution comprises at least one first salt of at least one of lithium, nickel, manganese or cobalt in a first solvent. A second solution is formed wherein the second solution comprises a second salt of at least one of lithium, nickel, manganese or cobalt in a second solvent wherein the second salt is not present in the first solution. A gas in introduced into said first solution to form a gas saturated first solution. A second solution is added to the gas saturated first solution without bubbling to form a lithium metal salt. The lithium metal salt dried and calcined to form the calcined lithium metal oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Nano One Materials Corporation
    Inventors: Russell H. Barton, Yingzi Feng, Casey A. Larson, Majid Talebiesfandarani, Stephen A. Campbell, Daniel J. Blondal
  • Patent number: 11319428
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for the use, as fire-retardant, of an aqueous composition including chitosan and at least one mineral filler, the inorganic filler being for example chosen from the group of mineral fillers in laminae, in particular chosen from the group consisting of talc, montmorillonite, saponite, sepiolite, bentonite, smectite, hectorite, kaolinite, halloysite and mica, and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignees: UNIVERSITÉ DE PAU ET DES PAYS DE L'ADOUR, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE, INSTITUT TECHNOLOGIQUE FCBA
    Inventors: Gilles Labat, Céline Baguenard, Laurent Billon
  • Patent number: 11322729
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing zinc negative electrodes includes mixing a powder including zinc with polytetrafluoroethylene to form a homogenous blend, injecting a lubricant into the homogenous blend to form a dough, kneading the dough to form a fibrillated dough, and extruding the fibrillated dough through a die to form a ribbon. The method also includes calendering the ribbon to a target thickness to form a plaque, drying the plaque to form an active material sheet, laminating portions of the active material sheet to a current collector substrate to form an electrode blank, and sectioning the electrode blank into zinc negative electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: ZAF ENERGY SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Michael J. Gordon, Shiloh J. Williams, Allen Charkey, Andrew Souder, II
  • Patent number: 11309476
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel chalcogen-containing compound that exhibits excellent phase stability even at a temperature corresponding to the driving temperature of a thermoelectric element, and has a high output factor and thermoelectric figure of merit, a method for preparing the same, and a thermoelectric element including the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Yu Ho Min, Min Kyoung Kim, Cheol Hee Park, Kyung Moon Ko, Chee Sung Park, Myung Jin Jung
  • Patent number: 11305143
    Abstract: A firefighting foam preservative composition and a method of making the firefighting foam preservative composition are provided. The firefighting foam preservative composition includes a suspension system containing water and at least one suspension agent. The firefighting foam preservative composition also includes a first polysaccharide that is soluble in the suspension system; and a second polysaccharide that is insoluble in the suspension system, but soluble in water alone. Methods of using the firefighting foam preservative composition to produce a firefighting foam and using the firefighting foam to secure a hazard by extinguishing fire and/or suppressing flammable vapors are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Tyco Fire Products LP
    Inventor: John Paul Libal
  • Patent number: 11299651
    Abstract: Curable cyanoacrylate compositions are reported that comprise cyanoacrylate and a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) components. Such compositions are toughened cyanoacrylate compositions exhibiting long term viscosity stability when stored for prolonged periods at room temperature (25° C.). TPU components are reported having structural units in which at least one of the structural units has the formula —O—R1—O—Ar—O—R2—O—, wherein Ar is a C6-C20 aromatic group with at least one aromatic ring; R1 is a C2-C10 alkyl group; and R2 is a C2-C10 alkyl group. The thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) component may be present in the curable cyanoacrylate composition from about 1 wt % to about 40 wt %, for example from about 2 wt % to about 30 wt %, such from about 3 wt % to about 20 wt %, suitably from about 5 wt % to about 10 wt %, based on the total weight of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Rory R. Barnes, Raymond Tully, Barry Burns
  • Patent number: 11292966
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for forming a blended phosphor composition. The method includes the steps of firing precursor compositions that include europium and nitrides of at least calcium, strontium and aluminum, in a refractory metal crucible and in the presence of a gas that precludes the formation of nitride compositions between the nitride starting materials and the refractory metal that forms the crucible. The resulting compositions can include phosphors that convert frequencies in the blue portion of the visible spectrum into frequencies in the red portion of the visible spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: CREELED, INC.
    Inventors: Brian T. Collins, Christopher P. Hussell, David T. Emerson, Ronan P. Le Toquin
  • Patent number: 11278867
    Abstract: A method of preparing a superabsorbent polymer sheet by polymerization of monomers in the presence of an encapsulated foaming agent and an inorganic foaming agent is provided. According to the method of preparing the superabsorbent polymer sheet of the present invention, a porous and flexible superabsorbent polymer sheet having an excellent initial absorption rate may be prepared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventors: Kiyoul Yoon, Hyeon Choi, Gicheul Kim, Seongkyun Kang, Ju Eun Kim
  • Patent number: 11276848
    Abstract: A method of electrodepositing a transition metal oxide on to the surface of cathode or anode active materials used in Li-ion batteries, using an aqueous media. The transition metal oxide coating protects the cathode or anode active materials once they are fully delithiated or fully lithiated, respectively. The protective coating may be used also in gas sensors, biological cell sensors, supercapacitors, catalysts for fuel cells and metal air batteries, nano and optoelectronic devices, filtration devices, structural components, and energy storage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Xerion Advanced Battery Corporation
    Inventors: Mehmet Nurullah Ates, John David Busbee, Chadd Timothy Kiggins, John Berkeley Cook
  • Patent number: 11276809
    Abstract: A chalcogen-containing compound that exhibits low thermal conductivity and excellent thermoelectric properties, and exhibits excellent phase stability even at relatively low temperature, a method for preparing the same, and a thermoelectric element including the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Yu Ho Min, Cheol-Hee Park