Patents Examined by Dion Ferguson
  • Patent number: 11127540
    Abstract: An energy storage device is provided which includes a supercapacitor first electrode, a supercapacitor second electrode, a first electrolyte, a metal electrode, and a hydrophobic layer. The supercapacitor first electrode, the supercapacitor second electrode, and the first electrolyte together form a supercapacitor. The metal electrode is spaced apart from the supercapacitor first electrode to form a first gap, the metal electrode and the supercapacitor second electrode form an Ohmic contact. The hydrophobic layer is located on at least one portion of a surface of the supercapacitor first electrode and/or at least one portion of a surface of the supercapacitor second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhi-Ling Luo, Chang-Hong Liu, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 11127539
    Abstract: A novel electrode and associated method of manufacturing said novel electrode comprising a porous structure having absorbed polystyrene sulfonate (PSS), a self-assembled polypyrole (PPy) layer adjacent to the PSS absorbed porous structure, a self-assembled polyaniline (PANI) layer adjacent to the PPy layer, an electrochemically deposited PANI layer adjacent to the PPy layer and an electrochemically deposited PANI-molybdenum disulfide (PANI-MoS2) layer adjacent to the electrochemically deposited PANI layer. A supercapacitor and associated method of manufacturing a supercapacitor comprising a first novel electrode and a second novel electrode separated by a polyvinyl gel and a porous separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Turki Sulaiman A. Alamro, Manoj Kumar Ram
  • Patent number: 11120950
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a self-charging device for energy harvesting and storage. The self-charging device for energy harvesting and storage includes a first electrode, a second electrode spaced from the first electrode, a solid electrolyte bridging the first electrode and the second electrode, and a water absorbing structure. The water absorbing structure is located on the second electrode, absorbs water from external environment and transmits the absorbed water to the solid electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhi-Ling Luo, Chang-Hong Liu, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 11120951
    Abstract: An electrode foil that progresses an enlargement of the surface area of a dielectric film and that barely causes cracks at the time of winding, a winding capacitor obtained by winding the electrode foil, an electrode foil manufacturing method, and a winding capacitor manufacturing method are provided. An electrode foil 1 is formed of a belt-like foil, and has a surface enlarged part 3, a core part 2, and a plurality of separation parts 4. The surface enlarged part 3 is formed on the surface of the foil, and the core part 2 is a part remained when excluding the surface enlarged part 3 within the foil. The separation part 4 extends on the surface enlarged part 3, dividing the surface enlarged part 3. The plurality of separation parts 4 share bending stress when the electrode foil 1 is wound, preventing concentration of stress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Nippon Chemi-Con Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Narita, Kazuhiro Nagahara, Atsushi Tanaka, Shoji Ono
  • Patent number: 11120947
    Abstract: Provided is a connection structure for connecting electrodes of a plurality of capacitors, including: a circuit board that includes power source patterns and through holes into which the electrodes are inserted, the circuit board being placed on the capacitors; bolts that include shaft portions that are inserted into the through holes and are screwed into the electrodes of the capacitors and head portions that are formed integrally with the shaft portions and press the power source patterns to the electrodes via the circuit board, and spacer portions that are arranged in the through holes and support the bolts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tatsuya Sumida
  • Patent number: 11114241
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic electronic component includes: a ceramic body including a dielectric layer and first and second internal electrodes alternately exposed to first and second outer surfaces with the dielectric layer interposed therebetween; and first and second external electrodes disposed on the first and second outer surfaces of the ceramic body so as to be connected to the first and second internal electrodes, respectively. The ceramic body further includes a protective layer including a protective layer dummy electrode disposed on at least one of upper and lower portions of the first and second internal electrodes, and the protective layer dummy electrode has a thickness ranging from greater than to 1.2 times or less a thickness of each of the first and second internal electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Do Yeon Kim, Je Jung Kim, Do Young Jeong
  • Patent number: 11101071
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a chip capacitor, including: a first capacitor unit formed over a substrate and including a first lower electrode, first dielectric layer and first upper electrode; a second insulating layer over the first capacitor unit; a second conductive layer over the second insulating layer, and includes a first wiring portion and a second wiring portion, the first wiring portion being connected to the first lower electrode by a first contact via and connected to a first pad by a third contact via, the second wiring portion being connected to the first upper electrode by a second contact via and connected to a second pad by a fourth contact via; a first external electrode connected to the first wiring portion; and a second external electrode connected to the second wiring portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: ROHM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keishi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11094475
    Abstract: A separator for an electrochemical element suitable extends the service life of an electrochemical element under high temperature conditions. This separator for an electrochemical element is disposed between a pair of electrodes and is for separating the two electrodes from each other and retaining an electrolytic solution, wherein the separator contains a cellulose-based fiber, and the limiting viscosity of the separator as measured by the measurement method specified in JIS P 8215 is in a range of 150-500 ml/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON KODOSHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Igawa, Naoki Fujimoto, Masahiko Ueta
  • Patent number: 11094470
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes a stacked body including dielectric layers and internal electrodes. External electrodes are provided on end surfaces of the stacked body. The internal electrodes include a first internal electrode, a second internal electrode, a third internal electrode, a fourth internal electrode, a fifth internal electrode, and a sixth internal electrode. The first internal electrode and the second internal electrode, and the third internal electrode and the fourth internal electrode are provided on a dielectric layer in a same plane, and the fifth internal electrode and the sixth internal electrode are provided on a dielectric layer in a same plane different from the dielectric layer on which the first internal electrode and the second internal electrode, and the third internal electrode and the fourth internal electrode are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ichiro Kuruma
  • Patent number: 11094462
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic electronic component includes a laminate, a first external electrode on a first end surface of the laminate, and a second external electrode on a second end surface of the laminate. The laminate includes a central layer portion in which each first internal electrode layer and each second internal electrode layer oppose each other with a dielectric ceramic layer therebetween, peripheral layer portions sandwiching the central layer portion in a lamination direction, and side margins sandwiching the central layer portion and the peripheral layer portions in a width direction. The side margins each include multiple ceramic layers laminated in the width direction, and the ceramic layers include an inner layer disposed closest to the laminate and an outer layer disposed farthest from the laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daiki Fukunaga, Hideaki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11094468
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic electronic component includes a ceramic body including dielectric layers and first and second internal electrodes alternately laminated with respective dielectric layers disposed therebetween to be exposed to first and second external surfaces of the ceramic body, and first and second external electrodes disposed on the first and second external surfaces of the ceramic body and connected to corresponding internal electrodes, among the first and second internal electrodes, respectively. The dielectric layer includes a portion, disposed between the first and second external electrodes, having a thickness of 3.5 micrometers or more to 3.7 micrometers or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: A Reum Jun, Hye Won Ryoo, Ho In Jun, Seok Keun Ahn, Ji Hye Yu, Gi Seok Jeong
  • Patent number: 11094476
    Abstract: Multi-layer modular capacitors adapted to be electrically coupled to each other and formed into a structural piece that is electrically coupled to an electrical device requiring a power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific LLC
    Inventors: Christian Gaston Palmaz, Julio C. Palmaz
  • Patent number: 11087923
    Abstract: A multi-layered ceramic capacitor capable of realizing an improved process yield and miniaturization while having an overvoltage protection function may be provided. The multi-layered ceramic capacitor may include a ceramic body including a first internal electrode, a second internal electrode, a dielectric layer, and an overvoltage protection layer; and an external electrode disposed at both ends of the ceramic body, wherein the overvoltage protection layer may be disposed between the first internal electrode and the second internal electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Soo Hwan Son, Young Ghyu Ahn, Jea Yeol Choi
  • Patent number: 11087924
    Abstract: The invention relates to a capacitor (1), particularly an intermediate circuit capacitor for a multiphase system, with a first voltage layer (11) and a second voltage layer (21), the first voltage layer (11) and the second voltage layer (21) forming an overlapping region (4) in which the first voltage layer (11) and the second voltage layer (21) are parallel to each other and arranged directly one above the other, at a distance from each other by means of a gap (5), on a base side (6) of the capacitor (1), with at least one capacitor structure (3) comprising at least one dielectric (2), arranged on an upper side (13) of the first voltage layer (11), facing away from the second voltage layer (21), the first voltage layer (11) being in electroconductive contact with a first terminal (15) of the capacitor structure (3) and the second voltage layer (21) being in electroconductive contact with a second terminal (25) of the capacitor structure (3) by means of a contacting element (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Kessler
  • Patent number: 11081294
    Abstract: An energy storage device is provided which includes a supercapacitor first electrode, a supercapacitor second electrode, a first electrolyte, a metal electrode, and a separator. The supercapacitor first electrode, the supercapacitor second electrode, and the first electrolyte together form a supercapacitor. The metal electrode and the supercapacitor second electrode form an Ohmic contact. The separator is sandwiched between the metal electrode and the supercapacitor first electrode and configured to absorb moisture in a surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhi-Ling Luo, Chang-Hong Liu, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 11081287
    Abstract: An electrolytic capacitor includes a capacitor element. The capacitor element includes an anode body that includes a dielectric layer disposed at a surface of the anode body, a cathode body, and a separator disposed between the anode body and the cathode body. The capacitor element is impregnated with an electrolytic solution. A conductive polymer and a polyacrylic acid-based compound are provided on the dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Takatani
  • Patent number: 11081281
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic electronic component includes a ceramic body including dielectric layers and a plurality of internal electrodes disposed to face each other with each of the dielectric layers interposed therebetween, and external electrodes disposed on external surfaces of the ceramic body and electrically connected to the internal electrodes, respectively. The external electrodes include electrode layers electrically connected to the internal electrodes and conductive resin layers disposed on the electrode layers, and the conductive layers are disposed to extend first and second surfaces of the ceramic body. When a distance from an outer edge of one of the first or second external electrodes disposed on a first or second surface to an inner edge thereof is defined as BW and surface roughness of the ceramic body is defined as Ra, a ratio of 100 times the surface roughness Ra to the distance BW (Ra*100/BW) satisfies (Ra*100/BW)?1.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Roc Lee, Dong Hwi Shin, Sang Soo Park, Woo Chul Shin
  • Patent number: 11081283
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic electronic component and a mounting board thereof include a reinforcing member that is disposed on upper and lower surfaces of a ceramic body of the multilayer ceramic electronic component and that is bonded to the first and the second external electrodes. The reinforcing member provides reduced occurrence of cracking and reduced stress applied to the component. The reinforcing member may have a coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) that is within a range of 1 to 4 times a coefficient of thermal expansion of a dielectric layer of the ceramic body, and/or may have a modulus that is 0.5 or more times a modulus of the dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yun Tae Lee, Kyung Moon Jung, Han Kim
  • Patent number: 11069480
    Abstract: A multi-layer ceramic electronic component includes a multi-layer unit and a side margin. The multi-layer unit includes ceramic layers laminated in a direction of a first axis, internal electrodes positioned between the ceramic layers, and a side surface facing in a direction of a second axis orthogonal to the first axis, the internal electrodes being exposed from the side surface, the multi-layer unit having a first dimension of 0.5 mm or less along a direction of a third axis orthogonal to the first axis and the second axis, the side surface having an area of 0.1 mm2 or more. The side margin covers the side surface of the multi-layer unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yusuke Kowase
  • Patent number: 11062853
    Abstract: A solid electrolytic capacitor comprising an anode body having pores, a dielectric, a first conductive polymer layer and a second conductive polymer layer is provided. The dielectric is formed on a surface of the anode body. The first conductive polymer layer includes a first conductive polymer having at least one of structural units represented by the following formula (1) and the following formula (2) and is formed on the dielectric. In the formulas (1) and (2), R1 is an alkyl group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, an alkylene oxide group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, an aromatic group, or a heterocyclic group, each of which optionally has a substituent, A? is a monoanion derived from a dopant and n is 2 or more and 300 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SOKEN CHEMICAL & ENGINEERING Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takeshi Miyamoto