Patents Examined by Brian K. Talbot
  • Patent number: 10347787
    Abstract: A conductive paste for forming a solar cell electrode, including: a conductive powder containing silver as a main component; glass frit; and an organic vehicle, wherein the glass frit contains tellurium glass frit having tellurium oxide as a network-forming component. The conductive paste of the present invention makes it possible to form a solar cell electrode having a low dependence on firing temperature without causing problems due to fire-through into the substrate, and to thereby obtain a solar cell having good solar cell characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: Shoei Chemical Inc., Heraeus Precious Metals North American Conshohocken LLC
    Inventors: Masami Nakamura, Naoto Shindo, Tadashi Kanasaku
  • Patent number: 10345258
    Abstract: A printed flexible PH sensor is provided. The printed flexible PH sensor includes a flexible substrate. A working electrode is disposed on the flexible substrate, and the working electrode includes a first silver layer formed on the flexible substrate by an ink-jet printing process, a second silver layer formed on the first silver layer by a silver mirror reaction, and a metal oxide layer disposed on the second silver layer of an end portion of the working electrode. A reference electrode is disposed on the flexible substrate, and the reference electrode includes the first silver layer and the second silver layer formed on the first silver layer, and a silver chloride layer totally covering the second silver layer. A method for fabricating the printed flexible PH sensor is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Winbond Electronics Corp.
    Inventors: Jia-Chyi Pan, Zi-Li Kuo, Yu-Ting Cheng, Yu-Min Fu
  • Patent number: 10332658
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a surface modified overhead conductor with a coating that allows the conductor to operate at lower temperatures. The coating contains about 5% to about 30% of an inorganic adhesive, about 45% to about 92% of a filler, about 2% to about 20% of one or more emissivity agents, and about 1% to about 5% of a stabilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: General Cable Technologies Corporation, Emisshield, Inc.
    Inventors: Vijay Mhetar, Cody R. Davis, Sathish Kumar Ranganathan, John Olver, John Dillard
  • Patent number: 10333136
    Abstract: The present disclosure is intended to solve non-uniform distribution of a polymer binder in an electrode active material layer and to improve the adhesion between an electrode current collector and an electrode active material layer. The present disclosure provides a method for manufacturing an electrode which includes the steps of: (S1) applying electrode slurry containing an electrode active material, a polymer binder and a conductive material dispersed in a solvent to one surface of an electrode current collector; (S2) stacking a polymer film onto the top surface coated with the electrode slurry; (S3) drying the electrode current collector having the polymer film stacked thereon to allow evaporation of the solvent; and (S4) rolling the electrode current collector having the polymer film stacked thereon to obtain an electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Dae-Soo Kim, Jin-Ho Yang
  • Patent number: 10334739
    Abstract: A printed electrical device is formed using a flexographic printing system. A flexographic printing plate having a pattern of raised features includes an active region having a plurality of parallel traces separated by a trace spacing of between 5-40 microns that are used to form active micro-traces that provide an electrical function, and an inactive region adjacent to the active region having one or more protective features that are used to form electrically-inactive features. The protective features are separated from an outermost trace of the plurality of traces by a gap distance of between 60% and 250% of the trace spacing. The flexographic printing plate is used to transfer ink from an anilox roller to a substrate to provide a printed pattern corresponding to the pattern of raised features on the flexographic printing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: James S. Honan, Eric K. Zeise
  • Patent number: 10324352
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to structures comprising a nanostructure layer that includes a plurality of transparent conductors and coating layer formed on a surface thereof. In some embodiments, the coating layer includes one or more conductive plugs having outer and inner surfaces. The inner surface the plug is placed in electrical communication with the nanostructure layer and the outer surface forms conductive surface contacts proximate an outer surface of the coating layer. In some embodiments, the structure includes a polarizer and is used as a shielding layer in flat panel electrochromic displays, such as liquid crystal displays, touch panels, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Cambrios Film Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Mansky, Kalpesh Biyani
  • Patent number: 10326125
    Abstract: An electrode plate manufacturing method of the present disclosure uses an electrode plate manufacturing apparatus including: a first roll and a second roll facing each other at a first position; and a third roll facing the second roll at a second position, and the manufacturing method rotates the first to the third rolls, feeds an electrode material at the first position, and brings a current collecting foil to pass through the second position. The electrode plate manufacturing apparatus includes: a flow passage roll having a flow passage thereinside and an outer circumferential surface disposed to be in contact with an outer circumferential surface of at least one of the first roll, the second roll, and the third roll; and a circulating unit circulating a fluid through the flow passage. The circulating unit circulates the fluid through the flow passage of the flow passage roll during manufacturing the electrode plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takenori Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10301438
    Abstract: A dispersion liquid including a fiber material which is capable of forming a porous film having high porosity; a porous film formed using the dispersion liquid; a power storage element including the porous film; and a method for producing a porous film using the dispersion liquid. In the dispersion liquid including the fiber material and an organic solvent, which is used for forming a porous film by applying and drying, the fiber material contains a predetermined amount of a modified cellulose fiber including a carboxy group or a metal salt thereof, and the amount of water in the dispersion liquid is 5% by mass or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: TOKYO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Teruhiro Uematsu, Takeshi Hikima
  • Patent number: 10293365
    Abstract: A device which prints an electrically conductive pattern on a downhole tool using electrical ink includes a print head assembly and gripper claw assembly to print and manipulate the downhole tool during printing, respectively. The electrically conductive pattern may be an antenna coil, circuit or other desired pattern. After printing, the accuracy of the pattern is verified by the system and an impact resistant coating is applied to the pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert L. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 10290403
    Abstract: Two methods are provided to make aluminum terminal electrodes for chip resistors. For a chip resistor having a high resistance, the structure is not changed but the aluminum terminal electrode must have a high solid content, including a high aluminum content and a high glass content. For porous-aluminum terminal electrodes applied to a chip resistor having a low resistance, a new structure is formed to change current-conducting paths through different sizes of a protecting layer and a resistor layer. Therein, original paths conducting to the resistor layer through front terminal electrodes are changed into new paths conducting to the resistor layer through side terminal electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Wen-Hsi Lee
  • Patent number: 10283808
    Abstract: A binder layer formation step of forming a binder layer of which an initial sticking strength of a surface is 1 or more on a current collector; a sticking step of sticking a powder having an angle of repose of 45° or less onto the surface of the binder layer by bringing the powder into contact with the surface; and a compression step of compressing the powder stuck in the sticking step into a predetermined density are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Suzuki, Eiji Orisaka, Kazuyuki Onishi, Yuji Shibata
  • Patent number: 10283233
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide methods of processing an electronic component, comprising mixing a bio-based polymer having sulfur-reactive substituents with a sulfurization catalyst and a solvent to form a coating material; applying the coating material to an electronic component; and removing the solvent to form a sulfur-reactive polymer coating that is resistant to sulfur penetration. The bio-based polymer may be made by bacterial fermentation of unsaturated fatty acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Scott B. King, Brandon M. Kobilka, Joseph Kuczynski, Jason T. Wertz
  • Patent number: 10276855
    Abstract: In a method of manufacturing a lithium-ion secondary battery electrode sheet proposed herein, a current collector (11), a powder material (13) of granulated particles, and a binder solution (12) are prepared. The binder solution (12) is applied onto the current collector (11). Subsequently, the powder material (13) of the granulated particles is fed onto the current collector (11). (Then, the powder material (13) of the granulated particles is pressed against the current collector (11). In the basic manufacturing method, adhesive strength of the powder material (13) of the granulated particles is enhanced after the powder material (13) of the granulated particles is fed onto the current collector (11) and before or while the powder material (13) of the granulated particles is pressed against the current collector (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yozo Uchida, Yuya Kitagawa, Yuji Shibata
  • Patent number: 10256498
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a process for manufacturing a component of a secondary battery, said process comprising the following steps: (i) preparing a liquid composition comprising: —a liquid medium selected from the group consisting of aliphatic ketones, cycloaliphatic ketones, cycloaliphatic esters and mixtures thereof, and —at least one fluorinated polymer [polymer (F)] comprising recurring units derived from vinylidene fluoride (VDF), hexafluoropropylene (HFP) and at least one (meth)acrylic monomer (MA) having formula (I), wherein: —R1, R2 and R3, equal to or different from each other, are independently selected from a hydrogen atom and a C1-C3 hydrocarbon group, and —Rx, is a hydrogen atom or a C1-C5 hydrocarbon moiety comprising at least one functional group selected from a hydroxyl, a carboxyl, an epoxide, an ester and an ether group; and (ii) processing said liquid composition to provide a film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Julio A. Abusleme, Riccardo Pieri, Paolo Fossati
  • Patent number: 10243199
    Abstract: The present disclosure is intended to reduce the resistance of a high-loading electrode, to improve the impregnation ability of an electrolyte and thus to improve the rate characteristics of a battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Young-Jae Kim, Je-Young Kim
  • Patent number: 10243198
    Abstract: A method for forming a pattern, a structural body, a method for producing a comb-shaped electrode, and a secondary cell. The pattern forming method, in which n patterns (n?2) are formed on a support, includes forming a first resist layer on the support surface; and repeating: forming a guide hole through a kth resist layer by exposure and development, filling a kth pattern material into the guide hole by a screen printing process, removing the kth resist layer, and forming a (k+1)th resist layer on the support and all pattern materials, regarding kth (k=1 to n?1) pattern material and resist layer in order of k=1 to n?1; forming a guide hole and nth pattern material filling similarly, and removing the nth resist layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: TOKYO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Asai, Kaoru Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10234480
    Abstract: Methods of fabricating a plurality of carbon nanotube-bundle probes on a substrate are disclosed. In some embodiments, the method includes the following: providing a substrate having a top surface and a bottom surface; forming an array of electrically conductive pads on the top surface, the array of electrically conductive pads being formed to mirror an array of pads on an integrated circuit that is to be tested; applying a catalyst for promoting growth of carbon nanotubes on each of the array of electrically conductive pads; heating the substrate in a carbon-rich environment thereby growing nanotubes extending upwardly from each of the array of electrically conductive pads and above the top surface of the substrate thereby forming a plurality of carbon nanotube-bundle probes extending upwardly above the top surface of the substrate; and capping each of the plurality of carbon nanotube-bundle probes with an electrically conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Wentworth Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander Brandorff
  • Patent number: 10237975
    Abstract: Transparent conductive electrodes comprising merged metal nanowires and the method of making the same are disclosed. The merged nanowire junctions have junction depth (J12) less than the combination of the diameters (d1, d2) of the individual metal nanowires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: NUOVO FILM INC.
    Inventor: Hakfei Poon
  • Patent number: 10211115
    Abstract: A frame lid for use with a semiconductor package is disclosed. First, a mask is applied to a top surface of the lid and over a central area of the top surface to define a peripheral area. Next, a seal ring is formed by metallizing the peripheral area and the sidewall of the plate. The mask can then be removed obtain the frame lid. Next, a solder preform can be attached to the seal ring. This reduces pullback and shrinkage of the metallized layer, while lowering the manufacturing cost and process times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: MATERION CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ramesh Kothandapani
  • Patent number: 10204743
    Abstract: A capacitor, and method for making the capacitor, is provided with improved charging characteristics. The capacitor has an anode, a cathode comprising a conductive polymer layer and a work function modifier layer adjacent the conductive polymer layer and a dielectric layer between the anode and the cathode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: KEMET Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Antony P. Chacko, Yaru Shi, Robert Ramsbottom, John T. Kinard, John Joseph Ols