Patents Examined by Harold Pyon
  • Patent number: 10096396
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a composite material may include providing one or more layers of reinforcement material penetrated with viscous matrix material that is doped with electrically conductive particles. The method may further include applying a magnetic field to arrange the particles into one or more electrically conductive pathways, and curing the matrix material to secure the pathways in position relative to the reinforcement material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Keith Daniel Humfeld
  • Patent number: 10083775
    Abstract: The invention relates to a conductive material comprising a first phase including a thermoset compound, a second phase, consisting of a smaller volume, including a thermoplastic compound, and a conductive compound, wherein the second phase is dispersed in the first phase, the two phases are bicontinuous, and the conductive compound is situated at the interface between the first and second phases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignees: CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE-(CNRS), UNIVERSITE DU MAINE
    Inventors: Jean-François Tassin, Radouane Sellak, Frédérick Niepceron, Lazhar Benyahia
  • Patent number: 10074453
    Abstract: Polypyrrole/carbon (PPy/C) composite doped with organic anion p-toluenesulfonate (pTS) is utilized as an electrode in supercapacitor for energy storage application. The surface initiated in-situ chemical oxidative polymerization yields a composite material PPy/C in the presence of varying concentrations of pTS. The novelty of the present invention lies in the doping of PPy/C composite with organic anion pTS and consequent enhancement of its electrochemical activity and stability. The conjugation length and electrical conductivity of pTS doped PPy/C composites increase with the increase in dopant concentration. The pTS doped PPy/C composite synthesized using equimolar concentration (0.1 M) of pTS to pyrrole shows the maximum specific capacitance of ˜395 F/g in 0.5 M Na2SO4 aqueous solution with significant stability ˜95% capacitance retention after ˜500 cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
    Inventors: Amit Kumar, Hari Krishna Singh, Rajiv Kumar Singh, Ramadhar Singh, Pankaj Srivastava
  • Patent number: 10067107
    Abstract: A metal oxide heterostructure includes mixing a first precursor and a second precursor to form a precursor aqueous mixture, adding at least one constituent to the precursor aqueous mixture to form a first solution, adding a nanostructuring reagent to the first solution to form a second solution, sonochemically treating the second solution to provide a metal oxide powder, filtering, washing, and drying the metal oxide powder to provide a metal oxide nanocomposite heterostructure for a sensing layer of a hydrogen sulfide sensor. A method for forming a hydrogen sulfide sensor includes the metal oxide heterostructure, forming a sensing material, contacting the sensing material with interdigitated electrodes to form a sensing layer, and thermally consolidating the sensing layer to form the hydrogen sulfide sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell Romania s.r.l.
    Inventors: Cornel P. Cobianu, Viorel Georgel Dumitru, Bogdan-Catalin Serban, Alisa Stratulat, Mihai Brezeanu, Octavian Buiu
  • Patent number: 10069075
    Abstract: A charge-transporting varnish including charge-transporting material comprising N,N?-diaryl benzidine derivatives represented by formula (1), a charge-accepting dopant comprising heteropoly acid, and an organic solvent. [In the formula, R1 to R8 independently represent hydrogen, a halogen, an alkyl having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkenyl having 2 to 20 carbon atoms or an alkynyl having 2 to 20 carbon atoms; and Ar1 and Ar2 independently represent groups represented by formulas (2) or (3). (In the formula, R9 to R18 independently represent hydrogen, a halogen, an alkyl having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkenyl having 2 to 20 carbon atoms or an alkynyl having 2 to 20 carbon atoms; and X1 and X2 independently represent hydrogen, a halogen, an alkyl having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkenyl having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkynyl having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, diphenylamino, 1-naphthylphenylamino, 2-naphthylphenylamino, di(1-naphthyl)-amino, and di(2-naphthyl)-amino or 1-naphthyl-2-naphtylamino.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Nakaie, Yuki Takayama
  • Patent number: 10062472
    Abstract: A polyolefin molded product comprising a resin composition containing (1) from 1 to 30% by mass of an olefin-based polymer having an elastic modulus of from 5 to 450 MPa, (2) a propylene-based polymer having an elastic modulus of 500 MPa or more (the content of the component (2) is the balance), and (3) from 0.0001 to 2% by mass of an additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nozomu Fujii, Masahiro Kubo
  • Patent number: 10056610
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to easily provide at low cost, a cathode active material for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary batteries, which exhibits high particle strength and high weather resistance, while enabling achievement of excellent charge and discharge capacity and excellent output characteristics in cases where the cathode active material is used as a cathode material of a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery. A slurry of from 500 g/L to 2000 g/L is formed by adding water to a powder of a lithium nickel composite oxide represented by the general formula (A): LizNi1?x?yCoxMyO2, where 0.10?x?0.20, 0?y?0.10, 0.97?z?1.20, and M represents at least one element selected from among Mn, V, Mg, Mo, Nb, Ti and Al); the slurry is washed with water by stirring; and after filtration, the resulting material is subjected to a heat treatment at a temperature of from 120° C. to 550° C. (inclusive) in an oxygen atmosphere having an oxygen concentration of 80% by volume or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoko Nakayama, Rei Kokado, Kensaku Mori
  • Patent number: 10056505
    Abstract: A composition comprising a plurality of coated metal particles with a metal core surrounded by nested shells formed by an electrically conductive layer and by a barrier layer, at least one of the shells being formed by electroless plating. The invention also comprises a method of producing such compositions as well as the use of the composition in, for example, crystalline-silicon solar cell devices having contact structures formed on one or more surfaces of a solar cell device, such as those used in back contact solar cell devices or emitter wrap through (EWT) solar cell devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Inkron Ltd
    Inventor: Juha Rantala
  • Patent number: 10050280
    Abstract: A composite electrode for a lithium air battery including: i) a polymerization product of a first heteroatom-containing ionic liquid or ii) a mixture of a second heteroatom-containing ionic liquid and a polymer ionic liquid represented by Formula 1:
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taeyoung Kim, Victor Roev, Kihyun Kim, Sangbok Ma, Minsik Park, Dongjoon Lee, Myungjin Lee, Dongmin Im, Wonsung Choi
  • Patent number: 10037831
    Abstract: A nanowire device and a method of making a nanowire device are provided. The device includes a plurality of nanowires functionalized with different functionalizing compounds. The method includes functionalizing the nanowires with a functionalizing compound, dispersing the nanowires in a polar or semi-polar solvent, aligning the nanowires on a substrate such that longitudinal axes of the nanowires are oriented about perpendicular to a major surface of the substrate, and fixing the nanowires to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: SOL VOLTAICS AB
    Inventors: Tommy Mikael Garting, Maria Huffman, Lars Göran Stefan Ulvenlund, Johan Eric Borgström, Umear Naseem
  • Patent number: 10026855
    Abstract: A process for preparing alloy products powders is described using a self-sustaining or self-propagating SHS-type combustion process. Binary, ternary and quaternary alloy having cadmium, selenium and optionally a third element X or Y selected from Group VIA (such as S or Te) or from group IIB (such as Zn or Hg). The alloy products may be doped or not with a wide variety of other elements. The process involves heating to ignition, maintaining an elevated temperature less than melting for homogenization, followed by cooling and crushing. An optional de-oxidation process may follow to further purify the alloy and balance the stoichiometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: FIRST SOLAR, INC.
    Inventors: Shrinivas Govindarajan, Michael Latusek, Feng Yan
  • Patent number: 10026520
    Abstract: Provided is a cathode active material for a secondary battery, specifically, a cathode active material for a secondary battery including sodium transition metal pyrophosphate satisfying Na3.12?x2Acx1M1ay1M2by2 (P2O7)z, which has an advantage of structural stability due to a strong P—O bond of sodium transition metal phosphate having an olivine structure, and also performs proper intercalation and deintercalation of Na ions having a large ion radius, thereby significantly improving reversibility during charging and discharging, and a charge and discharge rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignees: SK Innovation Co., Ltd., UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology)
    Inventors: Jeong Soo Kim, Young Shol Kim, Je Hyun Chae, Hee Young Sun, Kyu Tae Lee, Seung Hee Woo, Kwang Ho Ha
  • Patent number: 10020089
    Abstract: The present invention provides a conductive polymer composite including (A) a ?-conjugated polymer and (B) a dopant polymer which contains a repeating unit “a” represented by the following general formula (1) and has a weight-average molecular weight in the range of 1,000 to 500,000, wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group; R2 represents a fluorine atom or a trifluoromethyl group; Z represents a single bond or —C(?O)—O—; “m” is an integer of 1 to 4; and “a” is a number satisfying 0<a?1.0. There can be provided a conductive polymer composite that has excellent filterability and film-formability by spin coating, and also can form a conductive film having high transparency and flatness when the film is formed from the composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Hatakeyama, Koji Hasegawa, Takayuki Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 10014089
    Abstract: Liquid precursor compositions are provided, along with methods of preparing the liquid precursor compositions, and methods for forming layers using the liquid precursor composition, for example in vapor deposition processes such as CVD and ALD. In some embodiments, the liquid precursor compositions comprise a metal compound of the formula M(DAD)2, where M is Co or Ni and DAD is a diazadiene ligand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: UP CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Won Seok Han, Wonyong Koh
  • Patent number: 10008722
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a positive-electrode active material comprising a carbon-sulfur structure which has Raman shift peaks at around 500 cm?1, at around 1,250 cm?1 and at around 1,450 cm?1 in a Raman spectrum, and by using the positive-electrode active material, it is possible to greatly improve cycling characteristics of a lithium-ion secondary battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignees: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD., NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Kazuo Hochi, Tatsuya Kubo, Tetsuo Sakai, Toshikatsu Kojima
  • Patent number: 9997270
    Abstract: A lithium ion conductive substance is provided that is characterized by containing a compound wherein a composite oxide represented by Li1+x+yAlxTi2?xSiyP3?yO12 (0?x?1 and 0?y?1) is doped with at least one kind of element selected from Zr, Hf, Y, and Sm. Furthermore, a method for manufacturing the lithium ion conductive substance is provided that includes the following steps: (a) a step of forming an inorganic substance that contains predetermined quantities of a Li component, an Al component, a Ti component, a Si component, and a P component, into a sheet shape, and (b) a step of interposing between materials that contain at least one kind of element selected from Zr, Hf, Y, and Sm, and sintering, a sheet-shaped formed body obtained at step (a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Koichi Hamamoto, Yoshinobu Fujishiro, Danila Victorovich Matveev
  • Patent number: 9994725
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an aqueous based electrically conductive ink, which is essentially solvent free and includes a nano-scale conducting material; a binding agent; and an enzyme. In one embodiment, the ink includes at least one of a mediator, a cross-linking agent and a substrate as well. In one further embodiment, the present disclosure provides electrically conductive ink including a single walled, carboxylic acid functionalized carbon nanotube; 1-Ethyl-3-[3-dimethylaminopropyl]carbodiimide hydrochloride and N-hydroxy succinimide (NHS) ester; polyethyleneimine; an aqueous buffer; and glucose oxidase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: CFD Research Corporation, Inc.
    Inventors: Vojtech Svoboda, Jianjun Wei, Sameer Singhal, Yevgenia Ulyanova
  • Patent number: 9984784
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a glass frit, a conductive paste composition comprising the glass frit, and a solar cell fabricated using the conductive paste composition. The glass frit of the present invention comprises SiO2, PbO, and at least one selected from the group consisting of Al2O3, ZrO2, ZnO, and Li2O. Further, the conductive paste composition of the present invention comprises a silver (Ag) powder, a lithium titanium oxide, a glass frit, a binder, and a solvent. The conductive paste composition of the present invention can be used to provide a solar cell having low contact resistance to enhance photoelectric efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: HANWHA CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Won Il Son, You-Jin Sim, Choong-Hoon Paik, Mi-Kyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 9972413
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a metal particle dispersion for electroconductive substrates, which has high dispersibility and dispersion stability and which is able to form a film that shows high electroconductivity after baking. Disclosed is a metal particle dispersion for electroconductive substrates, comprising metal particles, a dispersant and a solvent, wherein the dispersant is a graft copolymer having at least a constitutional unit represented by the following chemical formula (I) and a constitutional unit represented by the following chemical formula (II): (Symbols in the formulae are as described in the Description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Omori, Naonobu Yoshi, Michihiro Ogura, Tomoki Murata, Mikiko Hojo
  • Patent number: 9968900
    Abstract: Methods of manufacturing nano-engineered carbon materials, such as carbon aerogels and carbon xerogels, and methods of manufacturing precursor solutions and sol-gels for making the same are provided. A method for manufacturing a precursor solution comprises programmed-addition of a cross-linking agent to a component mixture comprising a resorcinol compound. A method for manufacturing a sol-gel comprises subjecting a precursor solutions to at least one heat treatment. Methods for producing nano-engineered carbon materials from precursor solutions and sol-gels are also provided. Methods for using the nano-engineered carbon materials are also disclosed. The resulting nano-engineered carbon materials can be useful in a range of products including, supercapacitor applications, high-surface-area electrodes, fuel cells, and desalination systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC
    Inventors: Sudhir M. Mulik, Joseph F. Ludvik, Robert W. Fleming, Christopher M. Lee