Patents Examined by Brian K. Talbot
  • Patent number: 10777809
    Abstract: A method for producing a negative electrode active material for lithium ion secondary batteries containing a silicon-titanium oxide composite, which is characterized in that: the silicon-titanium oxide composite contained in the negative electrode active material for lithium ion secondary batteries is obtained by coating a silicon oxide by a titanium oxide; the silicon oxide is obtained by subjecting a polymerized silsesquioxane (PSQ), which has a structure of formula (1) and is obtained by subjecting a silicon compound to hydrolysis and a condensation polymerization reaction, to a heat treatment in an inert gas atmosphere, and is represented by general formula SiOxCyHz (wherein 0.5<x<1.8, 0?y<5 and 0?z<0.4); and after coating the silicon oxide with a titanium oxide, the resulting product is subjected to a heat treatment in a reducing gas atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: JNC CORPORATION, JNC PETROCHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihito Takano, Tetsuro Kizaki, Masakazu Kondo
  • Patent number: 10777332
    Abstract: The present invention proposes an electrode thin film and a method for manufacturing the electrode thin film. The method includes: determining a height between a first roller and a substrate and a coating speed for the first roller coating a first metal nanowire suspension liquid onto the substrate based on a suspension property of the first metal nanowire suspension liquid; coating, by using the first roller, the first metal nanowire suspension liquid onto the substrate with the coating speed to form a wetting film on the substrate; and controlling a first temperature of the substrate heating the wetting film based on the suspension property of the first metal nanowire suspension liquid to dry the wetting film as the electrode thin film. The first temperature makes a dewetting speed of the wetting film higher than a drying speed of the wetting film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tong-Miin Liou, Chien-Chong Hong, Yan-Ren Chen
  • Patent number: 10772218
    Abstract: A one-step react-on-demand (RoD) method for fabricating flexible circuits with ultra-low sheet resistance, enhanced safety and durability. With the special functionalized substrate, a real-time three-dimensional synthesize of silver plates in micro scale was triggered on-demand right beneath the tip in the water-swelled PVA coating, forming a three-dimensional metal-polymer (3DMP) hybrid structure of ˜7 ?m with one single stroke. The as-fabricated silver traces show an enhanced durability and ultralow sheet resistance down to 4 m?/sq which is by far the lowest sheet resistance reported in literatures achieved by direct writing. Meanwhile, PVA seal small particles inside the film, adding additional safety to this technology. Since neither nanomaterials nor a harsh fabrication environment are required, the proposed method remains low-cost, user friendly and accessible to end-users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO
    Inventor: Tengyuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10751747
    Abstract: An application material container has a fixed portion and a container portion. The fixed portion is configured to be fixable to a fixing member included in an application mechanism. The container portion is provided with, in upper and lower portions thereof, a hole and a hole through which an application needle passes. A side surface of the container portion has a first flange. A lower surface of the first flange is in contact with an upper surface of the fixed portion. A gap is provided between a portion lower than the first flange on the side surface of the container portion and a side surface of the fixed portion. The container portion is horizontally movable within a range of the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihiro Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 10745816
    Abstract: Various examples are provided for vertically aligned ultra-high density nanowires and their transfer onto flexible substrates. In one example, a method includes forming a plurality of vertically aligned nanowires inside channels of an anodized alumina (AAO) template on an aluminum substrate, where individual nanowires of the plurality of vertically aligned nanowires extend to a distal end from a proximal end adjacent to the aluminum substrate; removing the aluminum substrate and a portion of the AAO template to expose a surface of the AAO template and a portion of the proximal end of the individual nanowires; depositing an interlayer on the exposed surface of the AAO template and the exposed portion of the individual nanowires; and removing the AAO template from around the plurality of vertically aligned nanowires embedded in the interlayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Cheng Xu, Kirk Jeremy Ziegler, Jie Liu
  • Patent number: 10749198
    Abstract: The present specification relates to a method for manufacturing a membrane-electrode assembly, a membrane-electrode assembly manufactured using the same, and a fuel cell comprising the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Lee Jin Ghil, Hyuk Kim, Sangwoo Lee, Doyoung Kim, Minju Choo
  • Patent number: 10739389
    Abstract: A method for measuring a contact resistance at an interface of an electrically conductive coating and a cross-ply surface of a composite layer having electrically conductive fibers. The method includes: placing a dielectric coating of a sensing pad in contact with the composite layer or with the electrically conductive coating on the cross-ply surface of the composite layer; electrically connecting first and second input terminals of a comparator to the sensing pad and to one side of a capacitor respectively; electrically connecting another side of the capacitor to a fixed resistance; electrically connecting the fixed resistance to an electrically conductive body inserted in a hole in the composite layer; supplying an alternating current to the electrically conductive body and to the fixed resistance; and outputting a characteristic voltage signal if an amplitude of the input signal at the first input terminal is at least equal to an amplitude of the input signal at the second input terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Shahriar Khosravani
  • Patent number: 10700378
    Abstract: Disclosed are electrochemical devices, such as lithium ion battery electrodes, lithium ion conducting solid-state electrolytes, and solid-state lithium ion batteries including these electrodes and solid-state electrolytes. Also disclosed are methods for making such electrochemical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of Michigan, Board of Trustees of Michigan State University
    Inventors: Jeffrey Sakamoto, Travis Thompson, Isabel N. Boona
  • Patent number: 10700354
    Abstract: The main object of the present disclosure is to provide a composite active material with a capability of improving a battery output. The present disclosure achieves the object by providing a composite active material comprising: an oxide active material, an oxide solid electrolyte layer that coats a surface of the oxide active material, and a sulfide solid electrolyte layer that coats a surface of the oxide solid electrolyte layer; wherein the sulfide solid electrolyte layer has a specific surface area in a range of 1.06 m2/g to 1.22 m2/g, and a thickness the sulfide solid electrolyte layer is in a range of 15 nm to 25 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masahiro Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 10689798
    Abstract: A textile fabric for preventing the penetration and water spreading in cables, having at least one layer, which is at least partially covered by an absorbent material and has pores, which pores can be at least partially closed under the effect of liquid due to absorbent material swelling, the absorbent material being bonded to the textile layer, at least in some areas, has a DIN ISO 9073-3 tensile strength in machine direction of >50 N/5 cm, and obtainable by a method involving: treating a layer containing pores with a mixture containing a polymerizable monomer or oligomer and a cross-linking agent and, as absorbent material precursor, a wetting agent and initiator, and polymerization of the monomer or oligomer under formation of a bonded connection between the absorbent material and the layer. The textile fabric can have a DIN EN ISO 9237 air permeability in dry state of greater than 200 dm3/(m2s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: CARL FREUDENBERG KG
    Inventors: Dominic Kramer, Ulrich Schneider, Gerald Jarre, Matthias Schuster, Nermina Zaplatilek, Marco Sutter, Iain Smith
  • Patent number: 10694592
    Abstract: A method for forming a protective antioxidative barrier on the furnace electrodes using a chemically altered cooling liquid containing an antioxidant additive. This method can be applied to electrodes used in electric arc furnaces and ladle metallurgy furnaces. The method can involve spraying the cooling liquid onto the electrode, thereby forming the protective antioxidative barrier and reducing the oxidation of the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: CHEMTREAT, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph S. Strasser, Joseph M. Hamnik, James R. Lawson, Alan J. Feller
  • Patent number: 10692718
    Abstract: A method for producing a network of nanostructures from at least one semiconductor material, including a step of forming nanostructures on the surface of a substrate, at least a part of the nanostructures having areas of contact between each other, comprising, in sequence and after the step of forming: a step of deoxidising the surface of the nanostructures and a step of reinforcing the bond between the nanostructures at the contact areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignees: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES, CNRS Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
    Inventors: Pauline Serre, Thierry Baron, Celine Ternon
  • Patent number: 10685786
    Abstract: Fabricating a capacitor includes using a fluid jet to form a conduit in a sheet of material. A capacitor can include at least a portion of the sheet of material in an anode. In some instances, the sheet of material is porous before the fluid jet is used to form the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin King, Ralph Jason Hemphill
  • Patent number: 10680235
    Abstract: A method for producing a positive electrode containing a positive electrode active material and/or a negative electrode containing a negative electrode active material. The method includes a process for producing an electrode slurry including: a first process in which a positive or negative electrode active material, a conductive additive, and a nonaqueous solvent are mixed to obtain a slurry; and a second process in which the slurry is diluted or concentrated and then mixed to obtain the electrode slurry. In the first process, the mixing is performed such that the obtained slurry has a water content of 1000 ppm or less and a viscosity of 500 cP or more and 8000 cP or less, and, in the second process, the mixing is performed such that a water content of the obtained electrode slurry is maintained at the water content of the slurry after the first process is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fujika Ogaki, Masato Kuratsu, Ayumi Takaoka
  • Patent number: 10655019
    Abstract: A coating technique and a priming material are provided. In an exemplary embodiment, the coating technique includes receiving a substrate and applying a priming material to the substrate. The applying of the priming material may include rotating the substrate to disperse the priming material radially on the substrate. In the embodiment, the priming material includes a solvent with at least six carbon atoms per molecule. A film-forming material is applied to the substrate on the priming material, and the application includes rotating the substrate to disperse the film-forming material radially on the substrate. The priming material and the film-forming material are evaporated to leave a component of the film-forming material in a solid form. In various embodiments, the priming material is selected based on at least one of an evaporation rate, a viscosity, or an intermolecular force between the priming material and the film-forming material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Ya-Ling Cheng, Ching-Yu Chang
  • Patent number: 10651362
    Abstract: Methods and structures corresponding to superconducting apparatus including superconducting layers and traces are provided. A method for forming a superconducting apparatus includes forming a first dielectric layer on a substrate by depositing a first dielectric material on the substrate and curing the first dielectric material at a first temperature. The method further includes forming a first superconducting layer comprising a first set of patterned superconducting traces on the first dielectric layer. The method further includes forming a second dielectric layer on the first superconducting layer by depositing a second dielectric material on the first superconducting layer and curing the second dielectric material at a second temperature, where the second temperature is lower than the first temperature. The method further includes forming a second superconducting layer comprising a second set of patterned superconducting traces on the second dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Richard P. Rouse, David B. Tuckerman
  • Patent number: 10643796
    Abstract: An improved process for forming an electrolytic capacitor is provided. The process comprises: providing an anode with an anode wire extending from the anode body; forming a dielectric on the anode to form an anodized anode; applying a first slurry wherein the first slurry comprises conducting polymer and polyanion, wherein the polyanion and conducting polymer are in a first weight ratio thereby forming a first slurry layer; and applying a second slurry on the first slurry layer wherein the second slurry comprises the conducting polymer and said polyanion and wherein the polyanion and the conducting polymer are in a second weight ratio wherein the second weight ratio is lower than the first weight ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: KEMET Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Antony P. Chacko, Philip M. Lessner, John Joseph Ols, Yaru Shi, Qingping Chen
  • Patent number: 10622495
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a Room Temperature Wet Chemical Growth (RTWCG) method and process of SiOX thin film coatings which can be grown on various substrates. The invention further relates to RTWCG method and process suited to grow thin films on the Si substrates used in the manufacture of silicon-based electronic and photonic (optoelectronic) device applications. The invention further relates to processes used to produce SiOX thin film layers for use as passivation layers, low reflectance layers, or high reflectance single layer coatings (SLARC) and selective emitters (SE).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SPECMAT, Inc.
    Inventors: Horia M. Faur, Maria Faur
  • Patent number: 10603832
    Abstract: A die with alignment mechanism includes a die including a through-hole through which a traveling wire travels, a bearing member for rotationally moving the die in a circumferential direction of the traveling wire, and a movable member that moves the die so that a central axis of the through-hole is aligned with a travel direction of the traveling wire without inhibiting the rotational movement of the die produced by the bearing member when the travel direction changes in a direction orthogonal to the travel direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Funayama, Junji Ishihara, Shinsuke Miyachi, Takayoshi Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10600946
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) laminate on a backside of LED filament contains steps of: a) Preparing a substrate of LED filament array; b) Coating the hBN based slurry on the backside of substrate of LED filament and dried at 100-200° C.; c) Cutting the array to single LED filament. A LED filament with hBN based heat dissipation radiation laminate was obtained after this process. For heat dissipation application, hexagonal boron nitride laminate coating can significantly enhance the performance of LED light bulb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: BGT MATERIALS LIMITED
    Inventors: Jingyu Zhang, Kuo-Hsin Chang, Jia-Cing Chen, Chung-Ping Lai