Patents Examined by Harold Y. Pyon
  • Patent number: 10388958
    Abstract: An electrode for an electrochemical element with an organic electrolyte includes a polymeric material containing or composed of subunits according to general formulae (I) and/or (II): wherein n is an integer ?2, Y represents an amide group (—NH—CO— or —CO—NH—), an ester group (—O—CO— or —CO—O—) or a urethane group (—NH—CO—O— or —O—CO—NH—), R1, R2, R3 and R4 each independently represent H, alkyl (preferably —CH3, —C2H5), Alkoxy-(preferably —OCH3, —OC2H5), -halogen or —CN, Ar1 and Ar4 independently represent a bridging aryl group, Ar2 and Ar3 independently represent a non-bridging aryl group, and R5 is a bridging alkyl, alkene or aryl group, wherein Ar1 and Ar4 in structures (I) and (II) independently represent a bridging aryl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: VARTA Micro Innovation GmbH, Technische Universität Graz, Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Schmuck, Harald Kren, David E. Fast, Robert Saf, Franz Stelzer, Katharina Gallas
  • Patent number: 10374233
    Abstract: Slurry is prepared by dispersing a solvent containing fibrous carbon (carbon nanotube, vapor grown carbon fiber (VGCF (registered trademark))) by using a media-type disperser, and the slurry to be applied to a collector is obtained by kneading the prepared slurry and an electrode active material. As a media-type disperser, for example, a ball mill disperser or a bead mill disperser is used. The dispersion using the media-type disperser is performed for 5 to 10 hours. As a dispersant, for example, at least any one of a nonionic dispersant, an ethylenic dispersant, a polymeric dispersant and an amine dispersant is used. The dispersion is performed so that a fiber length of the fibrous carbon becomes 2 to 7 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: FDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki Ochiai, Keita Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10350679
    Abstract: In a fine silver particle dispersing solution wherein 30 to 75% by weight of fine silver particles, which are coated with an organic acid having a carbon number of 5 to 8 or a derivative thereof and which have an average particle diameter of 1 to 100 nm, are dispersed in a water-based dispersion medium which is a solvent containing water as a main component, the fine silver particle dispersing solution containing ammonia and nitric acid, there is added 0.15 to 0.6% by weight of a surface regulating agent, which preferably contains a polyether-modified polydimethylsiloxane and a polyoxyethylene alkyl ether or a polyether, or 0.005 to 0.6% by weight of an antifoaming agent which is preferably a silicone antifoaming agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Dowa Electronics Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu Murano, Hidefumi Fujita, Daisuke Itoh, Shuji Yamashita, Daiki Yoshihara
  • Patent number: 10343909
    Abstract: Methods for the preparation of few-layer phosphorene, compositions thereof and related devices fabricated therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Mark C. Hersam, Joohoon Kang, Joshua D. Wood
  • Patent number: 10347917
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a positive active material for an all-solid Lithium-Sulfur battery includes preparing a lithium sulfide solution by dissolving lithium sulfide in anhydrous ethanol. A mixture is prepared by mixing a carbon fiber to the lithium sulfide solution. A lithium sulfide-carbon fiber composite is prepared by drying the mixture of the carbon fiber and the lithium sulfide solution to deposit the lithium sulfide on a surface of the carbon fiber. The lithium sulfide-carbon fiber composite is heated at 400 to 600° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Industry-University Cooperation Foundation Hanyang University
    Inventors: Kyoung Jin Jeong, Min Yong Eom, Chan Hwi Park, Dong Wook Shin
  • Patent number: 10333072
    Abstract: A thin film semiconductor comprising a compound of formula I or II wherein: R1 and R2, at each occurrence, independently are selected from a C1-30 alkyl group, a C2-30 alkenyl group, a C2-30 alkynyl group and a C1-30 haloalkyl group, R3, R4, R5, and R6 independently are H or an electron-withdrawing group, wherein at least one of R3, R4, R5, and R6 is an electron-withdrawing group; and a non-conductive polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Thomas Weitz, Thomas Gessner, Junichi Takeya, Masayuki Kishi
  • Patent number: 10333083
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a photoelectric conversion film, a solid-state image sensor, and an electronic device which have an increased imaging characteristic. [Solution] Provided is a photoelectric conversion film including: a subphthalocyanine derivative represented by the following General Formula (1), where, in General Formula (1), X represents any substituent selected from among the group consisting of a halogen, a hydroxy group, a thiol group, an amino group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted aryloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl amine group, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl amine group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkylthio group and a substituted or unsubstituted arylthio group, R1 to R3 each independently represent a substituted or unsubstituted ring structure, and at least one of R1 to R3 includes at least one hetero atom in the ring structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Osamu Enoki
  • Patent number: 10315967
    Abstract: Reactant materials for use in the synthesis of compounds comprising a non-metal and hydrogen, and methods of making and using the same are provided. The reactant materials generally comprise first and second non-metals, metals, a cation, and a transition metal, and can be formed and used in reactions occurring at relatively low-pressure conditions using heat energy that can be supplied via solar radiation. In particular, the reactant materials can be used in the synthesis of ammonia and various hydrocarbon compounds using air, water, and sunlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Kansas State University Research Foundation
    Inventors: Ronald Michalsky, Peter Pfromm
  • Patent number: 10305013
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present disclosure, there is provided an electrolyte solution for a thermoelectric device, the solution comprising: a redox couple; water; and a polar organic solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: PUSAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY UNIVERSITY COOPERATION FOUNDATION OF PUSAN
    Inventors: Tae June Kang, Yong Hyup Kim, Taewoo Kim
  • Patent number: 10297360
    Abstract: A negative electrode active material includes a silicon-containing alloy having a composition represented by: SixSnyMzAa (A is unavoidable impurities, M is one or more transition metal elements, x, y, z, and a represent values of percent by mass, and 0<x<100, 0<y<100, 0<z<100, and 0?a<0.5 and x+y+z+a=100). The silicon-containing alloy has a lattice image subjected to Fourier transform processing to obtain a diffraction pattern and a size determined as an average value of maximum five major axis diameters of regions having a periodic array from a Fourier image obtained by subjecting a diffraction ring portion present in a width of from 0.7 to 1.0 when a distance between Si regular tetrahedrons is 1.0 in this diffraction pattern to inverse Fourier transform is 10 nm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Kaburagi, Manabu Watanabe, Nobutaka Chiba, Humihiro Miki, Makoto Tanimura
  • Patent number: 10297821
    Abstract: Methods are presented for synthesizing a metal precursor for a cathode-active material. The methods include adding urea to a solution comprising dissolved ions of at least one transition metal selected from Mn, Co, and Ni. The methods also include increasing a pH of the aqueous solution to a threshold pH. The methods additionally include heating the aqueous solution to precipitate a compound that includes the at least one transition metal. Such heating may involve urea decomposition. Methods are also presented that include filtering the compound from the solution and contacting the compound with at least a lithium precursor to produce a reactant charge. In these methods, the reactant charge is calcined to produce the cathode-active material. Other methods are presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hongli Dai, Christopher Johnson
  • Patent number: 10290861
    Abstract: A composite positive active material includes: a composite including a first metal oxide represented by Formula 1 and having a layered structure, and a second metal oxide having at least one crystal structure selected from a layer structure, a perovskite structure, a rock salt structure, and a spinel structure, wherein a content of the second metal oxide is greater than 0 and equal to or less than 0.2 moles, per mole of the composite, LiNixM11-xO2-eM2e??Formula 1 wherein, in Formula 1, M1 is at least one element selected from Group 4 to Group 14 of the Periodic Table of the Elements; Ma is at least one element selected from F, S, Cl, and Br; 0.7?x<1; and 0?e<1. Also, a positive electrode including the composite positive active material, and a lithium battery including the positive electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byungjin Choi, Andrei Kapylou, Donghan Kim, Jinhwan Park, Jayhyok Song, Sungjin Ahn, Donghee Yeon, Byongyong Yu
  • Patent number: 10280626
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method to produce composite materials, which contain customized mixes of nano- and/or micro-particles with tailored electromagnetic spectral properties, structural elements based thereon, in particular layers, but also bulk materials including inhomogeneous bulk materials. In some embodiments the IR-reflectivity is enhanced predominantly independently of reflectivity for visible wavelength. The enhanced IR-reflectivity is achieved by combining spectral properties from a plurality of nano- and/or micro-particles of distinct size distribution, shape distribution, chemical composition, crystal structure, and crystallinity distribution. This enables to approximate desired target spectra better than know solutions, which comprise only a single type of particles and/or an uncontrolled natural size distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventors: Andreas Hieke, William Boone Daniels, II
  • Patent number: 10269465
    Abstract: The sulfide of the present invention comprises an amorphous (lithium) niobium sulfide having an average composition represented by formula (1): Lik1NbSn1 (wherein 0?k1?5; 3?n1?10; and when n1?3.5, k1?0.5), or an amorphous (lithium) titanium niobium sulfide having an average composition represented by formula (2): Lik2Ti1-m2Nbm2Sn2 (wherein 0?k2?5; 0<m2<1; 2?n2?10; and when n2?3.5, k2?1.5). The sulfide of the present invention is a material that is useful as a cathode active material for lithium batteries, such as lithium primary batteries, lithium secondary batteries, and lithium ion secondary batteries, and has a high charge-discharge capacity, high electrical conductivity, and excellent charge-discharge performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Atsushi Sakuda, Tomonari Takeuchi, Noboru Taguchi, Hikari Sakaebe, Kuniaki Tatsumi
  • Patent number: 10249404
    Abstract: A ceramic paste composition including carbon nanotubes or a carbon nanotube-metal composite and a silicone adhesive, wherein the silicone adhesive includes 0.1 to 10 wt % of a silanol group, and has a mole ratio of a phenyl group to a methyl group of 0.3 to 2.5. The ceramic paste composition has low sheet resistance, through which an excellent heat generating property, and shielding, absorbing and conducting properties may be implemented in one or more embodiments. Further, though the ceramic paste composition has a very high heat generating temperature of 400° C., as compared with general paste based on carbon nanotubes, the physical properties thereof may be maintained stably. In addition, the ceramic paste may be widely used in various fields including heat generating products such as those for keeping warmth or heating, and products for electromagnetic wave shielding and absorption, electrodes, electronic circuits, antennas, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: BIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Han Oh Park, Jae Ha Kim, Jun Pyo Kim
  • Patent number: 10240061
    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” shown by the following general formula (1) and has a weight-average molecular weight in the range of 1,000 to 500,000. 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 therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Hatakeyama, Takayuki Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 10236504
    Abstract: Achieved is a nickel-cobalt-manganese composite hydroxide which is excellent in reactivity with a lithium compound, and able to achieve a positive electrode active material which has excellent thermal stability and battery characteristics. The nickel-cobalt-manganese composite hydroxide is intended to serve as a precursor for a positive electrode active material of a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, and represented by a general formula: Ni1-x-y-zCoxMnyMz(OH)2 (0<x??, 0<y??, 0?z?0.1, M represents one or more elements selected from Mg, Al, Ca, Ti, V, Cr, Zr, Nb, Mo, and W), and the nickel-cobalt-manganese composite hydroxide has a specific surface area of 3.0 to 11.0 m2/g as measured by a BET method through nitrogen adsorption, and an average valence of 2.4 or more for Co and Mn as obtained by redox titration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Kamata, Hiroyuki Toya
  • Patent number: 10220441
    Abstract: A method for producing silver nanowires, containing reduction-precipitating silver in the form of wire in an alcohol solvent having dissolved therein a silver compound, the deposition being performed in the alcohol solvent having dissolved therein a chloride, a bromide, an alkali metal hydroxide, an aluminum salt, and an organic protective agent, the molar ratio Al/OH of the total Al amount of the aluminum salt dissolved in the solvent and the total hydroxide ion amount of the alkali metal hydroxide dissolved therein being from 0.01 to 0.40, the molar ratio OH/Ag of the total hydroxide ion amount of the alkali metal hydroxide dissolved in the solvent and the total Ag amount of the silver compound dissolved therein being from 0.005 to 0.50.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: DOWA HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirotoshi Saito, Daisuke Kodama, Kimitaka Sato
  • Patent number: 10218000
    Abstract: A positive electrode active material for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries is provided with which increased DCR after cycling can be controlled. A positive electrode active material according to an aspect of the present invention is secondary particles of a lithium transition metal oxide formed through the aggregation of primary particles of the oxide, the lithium transition metal oxide containing at least Ni. Secondary particles of a rare earth compound formed through the aggregation of particles of the rare earth compound are adhering to depressions each created between adjacent two of the primary particles on the surfaces of the secondary particles. The secondary particles of the rare earth compound are adhering to both of the two adjacent primary particles at the depressions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Kawakita, Takeshi Ogasawara, Daizo Jito
  • Patent number: 10213758
    Abstract: A polymer is disclosed, which includes a structure of Formula 1 or Formula 2. R1 is a C2-18 alkylene group or a C6-18 arylene group, R2 is a C1-18 alkyl group, and R3 is a functional group of Formula 3. Each of X1, X2, X3, X4, X5, and X6, being the same or different, is H or methyl. Each of p, q, and r, being the same or different, is an integer of 1 to 60. R4 is —C2H4—, —C3H6—, Each of m and n, being the same or different, is an integer of 0 to 50, and m+n?0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Cha-Wen Chang, Ching-Mao Huang, Shinn-Jen Chang, Yu-Hui Chen, Wan-Jung Teng, Shu-Ya Tsai, Jen-Yu Chen