Patents Examined by Brian K. Talbot
  • Patent number: 11660634
    Abstract: A method of producing a rubber seal includes placing a screen with an opening, above a workpiece including a base portion and a bead base protruding from the base portion and applying a liquid material for forming the rubber seal, onto a top part of the bead base through the opening. In the production, the liquid material is applied onto the top part by moving a squeegee along a surface of the screen in a state where a stopper portion is disposed at a position adjacent to the bead base within an area of the base portion and between the screen and the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuo Nunokawa, Yasunori Murakami
  • Patent number: 11654706
    Abstract: A method for printing a surface (1) with a printed pattern (2) includes printing a first partial structure (3) of the printed pattern (2), printing a second partial structure (3) of the printed pattern (2) at a distance from the first printed structure (3) and treating at least one region (7) between the first printed structure (3) and the second printed structure (3), and the irradiating the region (7) between the first printed structure (3) and the second printed structure (3) with electromagnetic waves and/or soundwaves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche AG
    Inventor: Roman Komolzew
  • Patent number: 11653426
    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 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: CHEMTREAT, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph S. Strasser, Joseph M. Hamnik, James R. Lawson, Alan J. Feller
  • Patent number: 11628467
    Abstract: A method of coating a structure is disclosed. Method steps include providing a structure having a first portion of a first material having a first surface and providing a second portion of a second material having a second surface, wherein a mask is provided over the first surface. Another step includes exposing the mask and the second surface to a solution comprising a polymer and a solvent, wherein the solution dewets from the mask and the polymer collects onto the second surface to form a polymer coating over the second surface without forming a polymer coating on the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Christopher Bates, Yuanyi Zhang
  • Patent number: 11616226
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a method for preparing a high-voltage cathode material by body modification and regeneration of a waste lithium cobaltate material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Kunming University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Yingjie Zhang, Peng Dong, Qi Meng, Siyuan Zhou, Qingxiang Li, Shaoqiang Zhou, Jianguo Duan, Xue Li, Yin Liu, Duanyun Chen
  • Patent number: 11605805
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a formed body for an electrode includes: preparing an electrode material; placing a shape retaining member having an rectangular tubular shape with one opening portion L thereof facing down, and supplying the electrode material into the shape retaining member from the other opening portion M thereof; and discharging the electrode material onto a support from the opening portion L while relatively moving the opening portion L and the support, to form a film, a bulk density D1 of the electrode material in the first step and a bulk density D2 of the electrode material at the opening portion L satisfying a relationship of D2/D1=1.1 to 30, and a width T1 of the opening portion L in a short side direction and a distance T2 between the end portion X of the opening portion L and the support satisfying a relationship of width T1>distance T2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Inventors: Eijiro Iwase, Akihito Fukunaga, Takehiko Nakayama, Koji Tonohara
  • Patent number: 11597856
    Abstract: A continuous method of manufacturing adhesives is provided. The method includes obtaining an actinic radiation-polymerizable adhesive precursor composition disposed on a major surface of an actinic radiation-transparent substrate and irradiating a first portion of the actinic radiation-polymerizable adhesive precursor composition through the actinic radiation-transparent substrate for a first irradiation dosage. The method further includes moving the actinic radiation-transparent substrate and irradiating a second portion of the actinic radiation-polymerizable adhesive precursor composition through the actinic radiation-transparent substrate for a second irradiation dosage. Optionally, the method also includes irradiating a third portion of the actinic radiation-polymerizable adhesive precursor composition through the actinic radiation-transparent substrate prior to moving the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Carsten Franke, Kenneth L. Smith, Jesse R. Behnke, Robert L. W. Smithson, Lucas D. Crestik, Olester Benson, Jr., Alexander J. Huffman, Michael A. Kropp, John P. Baetzold, Serkan Yurt
  • Patent number: 11596065
    Abstract: Provided are a polyimide film capable of reducing a dielectric constant of a substrate and reducing a thickness and forming a stable via with a low possibility of disconnection, a method for manufacturing the same, and an FPCB including the same. A polyimide film according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a polyimide layer and a plurality of fluororesin particles dispersed in the polyimide layer. The fluororesin particles have a spherical or flat shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventor: Yu Kyoung Choi
  • Patent number: 11594712
    Abstract: A method for producing secondary battery electrodes includes a step of preparing a moisture powder formed of aggregated particles that contain a plurality of electrode active material particles, a binder resin, and solvent, wherein the solid phase, liquid phase, and gas phase in at least 50 number % or more of the aggregated particles in the moisture powder form a pendular state or a funicular state; a step of forming a coating film composed of the moisture powder on an electrode current collector, while the gas phase remains present; a step of forming a depression in the coating film by carrying out, using a die having an elevation of prescribed height, depression/elevation transfer into the coating film; and a step of carrying out depression/elevation transfer, using a die having an elevation higher than the elevation of prescribed height, by pressing the higher elevation into the depression that has been formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventors: Naohiro Mashimo, Katsushi Enokihara, Haruka Shionoya
  • Patent number: 11588142
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and compositions for the solution-phase deposition of thin films comprising one or more artificial solid-electrolyte interphase (SEI) layers. The thin films can be coated onto the surface of porous components of electrochemical devices, such as solid-state electrolytes employed in rechargeable batteries. The methods and systems provided herein involve exposing the component to be coated to different liquid reagents in sequential processing steps, with optional intervening rinsing and drying steps. Processing may occur in a single reaction chamber or multiple reaction chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Coreshell Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sourav Basu, Jonathan Tan
  • Patent number: 11575117
    Abstract: A method for pre-lithiating a silicon oxide negative electrode for a secondary battery, specifically a method for pre-lithiation by immersing the silicon oxide negative electrode in an electrolytic solution for wetting, and by applying pressure while a lithium metal is in direct contact with the wetted silicon oxide negative electrode. The silicon oxide negative electrode for a secondary battery manufactured through pre-lithiation provided in the present disclosure has improved initial irreversibility, and a secondary battery manufactured using such a silicon oxide negative electrode for a secondary battery has excellent charge/discharge efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Inventors: Oh Byong Chae, Jun Hyuk Song, Eun Kyung Kim, Yoon Ah Kang, Sang Wook Woo
  • Patent number: 11557495
    Abstract: A coating film forming method includes: rotating a substrate at a first rotation speed in a coating cup with an upper surface open, and supplying and diffusing a coating solution for forming a coating film on the substrate; and after the supplying and diffusing the coating solution, drying the substrate by exhausting air through a gap between an annular member arranged above the substrate with centers thereof being located on a same axis and the front surface of the substrate, while rotating the substrate at a second rotation speed lower than the first rotation speed, wherein at the drying the substrate, a flow velocity of the air exhausted through the gap is higher than a flow velocity of air supplied from above the substrate in the coating cup to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventor: Shogo Inaba
  • Patent number: 11555248
    Abstract: A method comprising: cold-spraying a surface of a substrate with a bond material to form a bond coating; and cold-spraying a surface of the bond coating with a coating material to form a top coating. The bond material is different from the coating material and harder than the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventors: Feng Li, Iulian Marinescu, Adrian W Y Tan, Sun Wen, Erjia Liu
  • Patent number: 11549184
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for coating the internal surface of nano-scale cavities on a substrate are contemplated. A first fluid of high wettability is applied to the nano-scale cavity, filling the cavity. A second fluid carrying a conductor or a catalyst is applied over the opening of the nano-scale cavity. The second fluid has a lower vapor pressure than the first fluid. The first fluid is converted to a gas, for example by heating the substrate. The gas exits the nano-scale cavity, creating a negative pressure or vacuum in the nano-scale cavity. The negative pressure draws the second fluid into the nano-scale cavity. The conductor is deposited on the interior surface of the nano-scale cavity, preferably less than 10 nm thick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Averatek Corporation
    Inventors: Sunity K. Sharma, Shinichi Iketani
  • Patent number: 11552283
    Abstract: A method of coating a flexible substrate in a roll-to-roll deposition system is described. The method includes unwinding the flexible substrate from an unwinding roll, the flexible substrate having a first coating on a first main side thereof; measuring a lateral positioning of the first coating while guiding the flexible substrate to a coating drum; adjusting a lateral position of the flexible substrate on the coating drum depending on the measured lateral positioning of the first coating; and depositing a second coating on the flexible substrate, particularly on a second main side of the flexible substrate opposite the first main side. Further described is a vacuum deposition apparatus for conducting the methods described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Sauer, Thomas Deppisch, Mathew Dean Allison
  • Patent number: 11545654
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a substrate (2) which is coated with an alkali metal (1), in which method a promoter layer (3) which is composed of a material which reacts with the alkali metal (1) by at least partial chemical reduction of the promoter layer (3) is applied to a surface of the substrate (2) and a surface of the promoter layer (3) is acted on by an alkali metal (1) and then the alkali metal (1) is converted into the solid phase and a coating containing the alkali metal is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventors: Stefan Kaskel, Holger Althues, Benjamin Schumm, Nicolai Dresel, Kay Schoenherr
  • Patent number: 11542586
    Abstract: A process for coating a part by chemical vapor diffusion is provided and includes placing a powder mixture in a chamber, immersing the part partially in the powder mixture, and applying a heat treatment to the part. The powder mixture includes a first component and a second component forming a gaseous compound during the heat treatment so as to allow deposition of the second component on the part. The part includes a metal refractory allow and the second component forms a solid diffusion alloy by solid diffusion with a metal species of the refractory metal alloy to generate a coating. The solid diffusion allow generates a passivating oxide layer when subjected to oxidizing conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventors: Mirna Bechelany, Virginie Jaquet, Amar Saboundji, Mathieu Soulier, Mathieu Boidot, Richard Laucournet
  • Patent number: 11534795
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of preparing a monomolecular nano-thin film, including: coating, on a substrate, a dispersion solution containing a compound represented by the following Chemical Formula 1; and performing annealing to the coated substrate: in the above Chemical Formula 1, X and Y are each independently nitrogen, carbon, sulfur, or oxygen, R1 and R2 are each independently hydrogen, oxygen, a hydroxy group (—OH), or a linear or branched C1 to C10 alkyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Research & Business Foundation Sungkyunkwan University
    Inventors: Byungkwon Lim, Shingyu Bok
  • Patent number: 11539054
    Abstract: Disclose is a method of manufacturing catalyst ink for a fuel cell, and particularly the method includes removing eluted transition metal from a noble-metal/transition-metal alloy catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Dae Yong Son, Dong Hwan Yoon, Yoon Hwan Cho
  • Patent number: 11539053
    Abstract: Herein discussed is an electrode comprising a copper or copper oxide phase and a ceramic phase, wherein the copper or copper oxide phase and the ceramic phase are sintered and are inter-dispersed with one another. Further discussed herein is a method of making a copper-containing electrode comprising: (a) forming a dispersion comprising ceramic particles and copper or copper oxide particles; (b) depositing the dispersion onto a substrate to form a slice; and (c) sintering the slice using electromagnetic radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Utility Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Dawson, Nicholas Farandos, Jin Dawson