Patents Examined by Douglas J. McGinty
  • Patent number: 10563013
    Abstract: A solvothermal synthesis process for polyimides is provided. The process uses solution polymerization of monomers in an appropriate solvent, by mixing the solvent and the monomers and heating the mixture under pressure at temperatures exceeding the respective boiling point at normal pressure. The process produces essentially completely crystalline polyimides by a) mixing and heating the solvent and the monomers by either (i) heating the solvent up to solvothermal conditions and subsequently adding the monomers to initiate the reaction, or (ii) mixing the monomers with the solvent and heating the mixture up to solvothermal conditions within a period of 5 min, the reaction temperature TR being held below the solid-state polymerization temperature TP of the monomers during the polymerization; and b) carrying out the solution polymerization until essentially complete conversion is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Technische Universität Wien
    Inventors: Miriam Margarethe Unterlass, Bettina Baumgartner
  • Patent number: 10566550
    Abstract: The present invention relates to formulations which comprise at least one organic semiconductor, at least one metal complex and at least one solvent and the use of these formulations in electronic devices, in particular organic electroluminescent devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Fabrice Eckes, Katja Scheible, Holger Heil, Dietmar Kunkel, Henning Seim
  • Patent number: 10556405
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a production method for an aerogel laminate including a support, and an aerogel layer disposed on the support and having a thickness of 200 ?m or less, the method comprising a step of washing a wet gel laminate including the support and a wet gel layer disposed on the support by a roll-to-roll scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiko Kotake, Masato Miyatake, Chisato Kikkawa, Hiroyuki Izumi, Hikari Murai
  • Patent number: 10538510
    Abstract: Disclosed are a compound for an organic optoelectronic device represented by Chemical Formula 1, a composition for an organic optoelectronic device, an organic optoelectronic device including the same, and a display device. Details of Chemical Formula 1 are the same as defined in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignees: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hanill Lee, Jun Seok Kim, Chang Ju Shin, Dongkyu Ryu, Eun Sun Yu, Sung-Hyun Jung, Sujin Han
  • Patent number: 10526516
    Abstract: The invention provides protein adhesives, and methods of making and using such adhesives. The protein adhesives contain a protein-bonding agent and plant protein composition, such as an isolated water-soluble protein fraction or ground plant meal obtained from plant biomass. The protein-bonding agent can be an anhydride compound, carboxylic acid compound, carboxylate salt compound, or combinations thereof. The protein adhesives are useful in bonding together lignocellulosic materials and other types of materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Evertree
    Inventors: Anthony A. Parker, Joseph J. Marcinko
  • Patent number: 10519355
    Abstract: A working fluid for heat cycle, a composition for a heat cycle system containing the working fluid, and a heat cycle system employing the composition are provided. The working fluid contains trifluoroethylene, 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene, and difluoromethane. A proportion of the total amount of trifluoroethylene, 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene, and difluoromethane based on the entire amount of the working fluid is higher than 90 mass % and at most 100 mass %. Based on the total amount of trifluoroethylene, 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene, and difluoromethane, the proportion of trifluoroethylene is at least 10 mass % and less than 70 mass %, the proportion of 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene is at most 50 mass %, and the proportion of difluoromethane is higher than 30 mass % and at most 75 mass %. The working fluid can replace R410A and has a low global warming potential and high durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventor: Masato Fukushima
  • Patent number: 10522299
    Abstract: Provided is a negative-electrode active material for a power storage device that has a low operating potential, can increase the operating voltage of the power storage device, and has excellent cycle characteristics. The negative-electrode active material for a power storage device, the negative-electrode active material containing, in terms of % by mole of oxide, 1 to 95% TiO2 and 5 to 75% P2O5+SiO2+B2O3+Al2O3+R?O (where R? represents at least one selected from Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, and Zn) and containing 10% by mass or more amorphous phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideo Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 10513645
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions for use in refrigeration, air-conditioning, and heat pump systems wherein the composition comprises a fluoroolefin and at least one other component. The compositions of the present invention are useful in processes for producing cooling or heat, as heat transfer fluids, foam blowing agents, aerosol propellants, and fire suppression and fire extinguishing agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: THE CHEMOURS COMPANY FC, LLC
    Inventors: Barbara Haviland Minor, Velliyur Nott Mallikarjuna Rao
  • Patent number: 10514190
    Abstract: A lubricant additive for introduction into a AC/R system to improve lubricant miscibility and performance in the AC/R system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Alltemp Products Company Limited
    Inventors: Paul Appler, George E. Cranton, Norma Hill, Jesse Homenuik
  • Patent number: 10515736
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are nanostructured conducting films. The nanostructured conducting films can comprise a nanocrystal phase comprising a plurality of nanocrystals comprising a first metal chalcogenide, the nanocrystal phase being dispersed within a continuous phase comprising a second metal chalcogenide, and wherein the nanocrystal phase, the continuous phase, or a combination thereof further comprises a dopant. In some examples, the first metal chalcogenide and/or the second metal chalcogenide comprise a metal oxide. Also disclosed herein are transparent conducting oxide films having heterogeneous dopant distributions, the films having high mobility, good conductivity, or combinations thereof. Also described herein are methods of making and methods of use of the nanostructured conducing films described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Delia Milliron, Byung Hyo Kim
  • Patent number: 10494585
    Abstract: The present invention provides a refrigerating machine oil comprising: an ester of a polyhydric alcohol and a fatty acid as a base oil; and an ether compound of a polyhydric alcohol, the refrigerating machine oil being used with an unsaturated hydrofluorocarbon refrigerant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Tada, Ken Sawada
  • Patent number: 10487252
    Abstract: Thermal cooling gel and cold packs enclosing such thermal cooling gel have an aqueous gel of 1% to 10% wt/wt of cellulose, 0.5 g/L to 2 g/L of an ice nucleating protein, and a biocide. The enthalpy of the thermal cooling gel is in a range of 250 J/g to 330 J/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Microtek Laboratories, INC.
    Inventors: Madison B Schweke, Jessica P Davis, Carl M Lentz
  • Patent number: 10490747
    Abstract: A formulation comprising at least one solvent and at least two different functional compounds of formula (I) AB]k??(I) wherein A is a functional structural element, the structural element serving as host material, as a unit that has hole-injection and/or hole-transport properties, as a unit t at has electron-injection and/or electron-transport properties, as a unit which has light-emitting properties, or as a unit which improves the transfer from the singlet state to the triplet state of light-emitting compounds; B is a solubility-promoting structural element; and k is an integer in the range from 1 to 20; the molecular weight of the functional compound is at least 550 g/mol, and the solubility-promoting structural element B conforms to the general formula (L-I)
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Rémi Manouk Anèmian, Susanne Heun, Thomas Eberle, Philipp Stoessel, Aurélie Ludemann, Dietmar Kunkel
  • Patent number: 10472551
    Abstract: A working fluid for heat cycle, a composition for a heat cycle system containing the working fluid, and a heat cycle system employing the composition are provided. The working fluid has a low global warming potential and can replace R410A. The working fluid contains trifluoroethylene and 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene. The total proportion of trifluoroethylene and 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene based on the entire amount of the working fluid is from 70 to 100 mass %. The proportion of trifluoroethylene based on the total amount of trifluoroethylene and 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene is from 35 to 95 mass %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventor: Masato Fukushima
  • Patent number: 10472550
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to systems, methods, and compositions for liquid phase change, including for active cloud point, e.g., critical solution temperature, adjustment and heating or cooling, e.g., refrigeration, cycles. In some embodiments heat is absorbed, released or both due to phase changes in a liquid system. Advantageously, the phase changes may be controlled by controlling the ingredients or amounts of certain components of the liquid system. Advantages may include lower capital expenditures, lower operating expenses, or both for a diverse and wide range of heating and cooling applications. Such applications include, for example, cooling of data centers, cooled transportation of goods, refrigeration, heat pumps, extractions, ocean thermal energy conversion, and de-icing of roads to name just a few.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Ethan J. Novek
  • Patent number: 10471629
    Abstract: An apparatus and process for forming particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Richard Albert Huddleston, Lisa Grace Frentzel, Robert Richard Dykstra
  • Patent number: 10468605
    Abstract: The present invention provides an organic compound represented by: an organic light emitting diode and an organic light emitting display device using the organic compound. The organic compound of the present invention is capable of reducing a driving voltage of an organic light emitting diode and improving an emitting efficiency and a lifetime of the organic light emitting diode and the organic light emitting display device including the organic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung-Hee Yoon, Sung-Hoon Joo, Seon-Keun Yoo, Ji-Cheol Shin
  • Patent number: 10458286
    Abstract: A method for converting heat from a heat source to mechanical energy is provided. The method comprises heating a working fluid E-1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene and at least one compound selected from 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane and 1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethane using heat supplied from the heat source; and expanding the heated working fluid to lower the pressure of the working fluid and generate mechanical energy as the pressure of the working fluid is lowered. Additionally, a power cycle apparatus containing a working fluid to convert heat to mechanical energy is provided. The apparatus contains a working fluid comprising E-1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene and at least one compound selected from 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane and 1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethane. A working fluid is provided comprising an azeotropic or azeotrope-like combination of E-1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene, 1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethane and 1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: THE CHEMOURS COMPANY FC, LLC
    Inventor: Konstantinos Kontomaris
  • Patent number: 10457844
    Abstract: Disclosed are heat transfer compositions and methods and systems containing refrigerants consisting essentially of difluoromethane (HFC-32), and trifluoroiodomethane (CF3I), and heat transfer compositions and methods and systems containing refrigerants consisting essentially of difluoromethane (HFC-32), and trifluoroiodomethane (CF3I) and CO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Yang Zou, Samuel F. Yana Motta, Gustavo Pottker, Ankit Sethi, Elizabet del Carmen Vera Becerra, Henna Tangri
  • Patent number: 10443015
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a mixed composition for a refrigerator, which contains: a refrigerant containing at least one unsaturated fluorinated hydrocarbon compound selected from compounds represented by the following molecular formula (1): CpFrHs, and a refrigerator lubricating oil containing, as a major component, a polyoxyalkylene glycol compound represented by the following general formula (2), and containing an amine compound in an amount of 1.0% by mass or more based on the total amount of the refrigerator lubricating oil: R1—[(OR2)m—OR3]n (2). According to the present disclosure, a mixed composition for a refrigerator can be provided that has a less possibility of autoignition under a high temperature environment even in an unexpected leakage thereof in a refrigerator using a refrigerant containing a slightly flammable refrigerant, and a refrigerator lubricating oil can be provided that is capable of being applied to the mixed composition for a refrigerator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masato Kaneko