Patents Examined by Douglas McGinty
  • Patent number: 9944729
    Abstract: A material having a first non-zero elastic modulus capable of reversibly changing the first non-zero elastic modulus to a second non-zero elastic modulus in response to a redox reaction occurring in the material. A method of producing a material that is reversibly cyclable between a first non-zero elastic modulus and a second non-zero elastic modulus, comprising: preparing a polymer comprising both crosslinks that do not depend on metal binding and functional groups capable of having oxidation-state specific binding constants to a metal ion; and doping the polymer with a solution containing the metal ion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: University of Pittsburgh—of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
    Inventors: Tara Yvonne Meyer, William W. Clark, David Waldeck, Lisa Mauck Weiland, Percy Calvo-Marzal, Tianqi Pan, Rachel D. Harris, Haitao Liu
  • Patent number: 9905785
    Abstract: This invention discloses novel metal complexes for phosphorescent OLEDs. The incorporation of a specific nitrogen substitution in the benzimidazole phenanthridine ligand system is shown to provide desirable color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Brooks, Geza Szigethy, Scott Beers, Hsiao-Fan Chen
  • Patent number: 9893299
    Abstract: The invention concerns heterocyclic compounds and electronic devices, in particular organic electroluminescent devices, containing these compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Philipp Stoessel, Nils Koenen
  • Patent number: 9879164
    Abstract: Embodiments are described herein to provide refrigerant and/or refrigerant composition that is suitable for providing lubrication to, for example, moving parts of a chiller system. Embodiments are also described herein to provide an additive, such as a corrosion inhibitor and/or stabilizers, that can be added to the refrigerant to form refrigerant compositions that is suitable for providing lubrication to, for example, moving parts of a chiller system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Stephen Anthony Kujak
  • Patent number: 9878467
    Abstract: An apparatus and process for forming particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Richard Albert Huddleston, Lisa Grace Frentzel, Robert Richard Dykstra
  • Patent number: 9882135
    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 a host material, as a unit that has hole-injection and/or hole-transport properties, as a unit that 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: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Rémi Manouk Anémian, Susanne Heun, Thomas Eberle, Philipp Stoessel, Aurélie Ludemann, Dietmar Kunkel
  • Patent number: 9876172
    Abstract: The present invention relates to oxocarbon-, pseudooxocarbon- and radialene compounds as well as to their use as doping agent for doping an organic semiconductive matrix material, as blocker material, as charge injection layer, as electrode material as well as organic semiconductor, as well as electronic components and organic semiconductive materials using them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventors: Horst Hartmann, Olaf Zeika, Andrea Lux, Steffen Willmann
  • Patent number: 9873823
    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: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Evertree
    Inventors: Anthony A. Parker, Joseph J. Marcinko
  • Patent number: 9868888
    Abstract: Refrigerant compositions are described, which can be used for example, in refrigeration, air conditioning, and/or heat pump systems which for example, can be incorporated into a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system or unit. The refrigerant composition includes an amount of a R125 refrigerant, an amount of a R32 refrigerant, and an amount of a R1234yf refrigerant, where the R32 refrigerant has higher flammability than the R125 refrigerant, and the R1234yf refrigerant has higher flammability than the R125 refrigerant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Stephen A. Kujak, Kenneth J. Schultz
  • Patent number: 9862868
    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: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventor: Masato Fukushima
  • Patent number: 9855602
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method of producing a metal composite powder by wire explosion in a liquid and a metal composite powder that is coated with a multi carbon layer. The production method includes a process of forming a first carbon layer on a surface of a metal wire consisting of a first metal, a process of forming a metal layer consisting of a second metal, which is different from the first metal, on a surface of the first carbon layer, and a process of forming a metal composite powder coated with a multi carbon layer by wire exploding the metal wire containing the first carbon layer and the metal layer formed on a surface thereof in a solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Research & Business Foundation Sungkyunkwan University
    Inventors: Su-Jeong Seo, Young-Il Song, Jung-Kab Park, Tae-Yoo Kim, Hwa-Jin Son, Jin-Ha Shin, Jungwoo Lee, Younglae Cho, Jung-Ho Park, Seung-Bin Baeg, Byung-Wook Ahn, Sook-Young Yun
  • Patent number: 9859030
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a composite powder using wire explosion and a composite powder prepared by such a method are provided. The method of manufacturing a composite powder may involve coating a metal wire with a carbon-based material, and performing wire explosion on the metal wire coated with the carbon-based material in a solution. The prepared composite powder may include a metal core and a multilayer graphene film that coats a surface of the metal core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Research & Business Foundation Sungkyunkwan University
    Inventors: Sujeong Suh, Youngil Song, Jungwoo Lee
  • Patent number: 9859517
    Abstract: An emissive construct comprising a fluorescent layer comprising a fluorescent host and a fluorescent dopant, wherein the fluorescent layer has a higher electron mobility than hole mobility; a first phosphorescent layer, comprising a first phosphorescent host and a first phosphorescent dopant, wherein the phosphorescent layer has a higher electron mobility than hole mobility; and an exciton blocking layer disposed between the fluorescent layer and the phosphorescent layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventor: Qianxi Lai
  • Patent number: 9850414
    Abstract: The present invention relates, in part, to heat transfer compositions, and associated systems and methods, which include a first composition selected from the group consisting of HFO-1233zd, HFC-245fa, and combinations of these; and, optionally, a second composition selected from the group consisting of HFO-1234ze, HFC-134a, and combinations of these.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Samuel F. Yana Motta, Mark W. Spatz, Ankit Sethi
  • Patent number: 9850592
    Abstract: Provided is a method of forming a complex plating film using multi-layer graphene metal particles. The method of forming the plating film may include preparing a powder with a metal particle structure coated with multi-layer graphene, and forming a plating film by adding the powder to a plating solution through electric plating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Research & Business Foundation Sungkyunkwan University
    Inventors: Su-Jeong Suh, Young-Il Song, Jung-Ho Park, Jung-Kab Park, Tae-Yoo Kim, Hwa-Jin Son, Jin-Ha Shin, Mi-Ri Lee, Jungwoo Lee, Changhyoung Lee, Younglae Cho, Seung-Bin Baeg, Byung-Wook Ahn, Sook-Young Yun
  • Patent number: 9845974
    Abstract: A particle comprises an inner part and an outer coating. The inner part comprises CaO and the outer coating comprises hydrophobic nanoparticles of a size less than 1 ?m. The particle has an average size of from 1 to 1000 ?m. A device adapted to perform an absorption process comprises at least one such particle. A method for manufacturing such a particle comprises mixing CaO with hydrophobic nanoparticles, and mixing with sufficient energy to obtain particles comprising CaO coated with the hydrophobic nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: CLIMATEWELL AB
    Inventors: Göran Bolin, Dmitri Glebov
  • Patent number: 9847498
    Abstract: A novel type of blue emitter is described based on the azaphenanthridine imidazole ligand. The preferred use of this moiety for generating blue phosphorescence is as part of a symmetric platinum tetradentate complex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Brooks, Geza Szigethy, Scott Beers
  • Patent number: 9841653
    Abstract: An electrophoretic medium comprises an electrophoretic layer, a layer of lamination adhesive and a polymeric layer disposed between the electrophoretic layer and the lamination adhesive layer, the polymeric layer being impermeable to the fluid. A second form of electrophoretic medium has a layer of a complex of an alkali metal and a polymer in contact with the electrophoretic layer. A third form of electrophoretic medium comprises a plurality of discrete droplets of internal phase in a binder, and further comprises a salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Bin Wu, Charles Howie Honeyman, Stephen P. Dudek, Anthony Zalesky, Richard J. Paolini, Jr., Craig A. Herb, George G. Harris
  • Patent number: 9833532
    Abstract: A fragrance composition comprising a low vapor pressure VOC and at least one low vapor pressure VOC potentiator compound, which reduces, or altogether completely obviates the use of HVPVOC solvents in fragrance compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: TAKASAGO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Charles C. Steward, Lambert Dekker, Henry Van Den Heuvel
  • Patent number: 9837613
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel polymers containing repeating units based on benzo[2,1,3]thiadiazole-5,6-dicarboxylic acid bis-ester, monomers and methods for their preparation, their use as semiconductors in organic electronic (OE) devices, especially in organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices, and to OE and OPV devices comprising these polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: William Mitchell, Steven Tierney, Nicolas Blouin, Frank Egon Meyer, Miguel Carrasco-Orozco