Patents Examined by Jayne L Mershon
  • Patent number: 10978629
    Abstract: Provided herein is a method for forming a composite. The method can include mixing a plurality of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and a plurality of magnetic nanoparticles in a non-polar medium. At least some of the plurality of CNTs form entangled CNTs. The method also includes attaching first ones of the plurality of magnetic nanoparticles to exposed surfaces of the entangled CNTs; disentangling the entangled CNTs to form a plurality of dispersed CNTs; and aligning the plurality of dispersed CNTs. The disentangling of the entangled CNTs to form a plurality of dispersed CNTs includes exposing the plurality of magnetic nanoparticles and the plurality of entangled CNTs to electromagnetic energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventor: Mehran Tehrani
  • Patent number: 10971671
    Abstract: A thermoelectric conversion module may include a plurality of n type thermoelectric conversion materials and a plurality of p type thermoelectric conversion materials that are disposed alternately, and a plurality of electrodes that connects the plurality of thermoelectric conversion material disposed alternately on one side and on an opposite side alternately, wherein the plurality of electrodes includes a first electrode configured to electrically connect the n type thermoelectric conversion material and the p type thermoelectric conversion material by penetrating the n type thermoelectric conversion material and the p type thermoelectric conversion material to transfer heat obtained from a heat source to the plurality of thermoelectric conversion materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Woo Kwak, Kwang Min Choi, Byung-Wook Kim, Hoo Dam Lee, Ho Chan An, Jong Ho Seon
  • Patent number: 10964833
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion material includes a compound represented by Formula (1): where, X is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, a deuterium atom, a halogen atom, an alkyl group, and a cyano group; and Y represents a monovalent substituent represented by Formula (2): where, R1 to R10 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a deuterium atom, a halogen atom, an alkyl group, or an aryl group; or two or more of R1 to R10 bond to each other to form one or more rings, and the remainders each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a deuterium atom, a halogen atom, an alkyl group, or an aryl group; * denotes the binding site of Y in Formula (1); and Ar1 is selected from the group consisting of structures represented by Formulae (3): where ** denotes a binding site of Ar1 with N in Formula (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaya Hirade, Manabu Nakata, Yuko Kishimoto, Hironori Kaji, Katsuyuki Shizu, Katsuaki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10958208
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for a photovoltaic (PV) module, and systems including such mounting assemblies, are described. In an example, the mounting assembly includes a top support and a bottom support having respective mounting walls, and holes through the mounting walls. A pin assembly may extend through the holes in the mounting walls to constrain the supports, for example, relative to a torque member of a solar-tracking PV system. The pin assembly may include end collars to engage and distribute loading from the torque member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Oh, Brian Wares, Nicholas James McKibben
  • Patent number: 10954218
    Abstract: The present specification relates to a carbazole derivative, a coating composition comprising the carbazole derivative, an organic light emitting device using the same, and a method for manufacturing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Jaesoon Bae, Jinseck Kim, Sungkyoung Kang, Jaechol Lee, Seokhee Yoon, Donggu Lee, Chung Whan Lee
  • Patent number: 10958209
    Abstract: A deployable solar photovoltaic power generation system includes an array of photo voltaic panels mounted to expandable truss. In response to environmental input data, the array of photovoltaic panels can be deployed or stowed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Lux Infinitum, LLC
    Inventor: Tristan Al-Haddad
  • Patent number: 10950885
    Abstract: Disclosed are an all-solid battery and a method of manufacturing the same. The all-solid battery as disclosed herein may include current collectors having the same size for a cathode and an anode, the elongation areas of the cathode and the anode may be controlled due to the ductility of the current collectors during a pressing process. Thus, areas of the anode and the cathode may become different from each other upon the pressing, thus preventing a short-circuit fault from being formed at the edge portion thereof in the pressing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Pil Gun Oh, Yong Sub Yoon
  • Patent number: 10937917
    Abstract: A solar cell panel can include a solar cell; a sealing member including a first sealing member disposed on a first surface of the solar cell and a second sealing member disposed on a second surface of the solar cell; a first cover member disposed on the first sealing member and including a glass substrate; and a second cover member disposed on the second sealing member and including a glass substrate, in which the sealing member includes a central region and an outer region positioned outside the central region, and the outer region includes a reinforcing region having a thickness greater than a thickness of the central region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Byongsu Kim, Juseok Kim, Seiyoung Mun, Sungho Chang
  • Patent number: 10930833
    Abstract: A thermoelectric element unit is provided. The thermoelectric element unit includes a plurality of thermoelectric elements and a plurality of electrodes embedded in each of the thermoelectric elements by a predetermined number. Additionally, at least one of the plurality of electrodes includes a terminal part that protrudes to an exterior of the thermoelectric element having the at least one electrode embedded among the thermoelectric elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Byung Wook Kim, Jin Woo Kwak
  • Patent number: 10930408
    Abstract: A triboluminescence isotope battery can include a housing defining a chamber, and one or more energy conversion devices. Each energy conversion device can include a holder, a cantilever beam, a triboluminescence component, a first photoelectric conversion component, a radioactive source, a first charge collecting component, a second charge collecting, a first thermoelectric conversion component, and a heat dissipation component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SOUTH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF CHINA
    Inventors: Jiaqing He, Yi Zhou, Delong Li, Qing Lou
  • Patent number: 10923609
    Abstract: A solar cell module (100) includes: a barrier packaging material (13A, 13B) that is sealed by a seal (14) and encloses a connected body including one or more cells; and lead-out electrodes (11A, 11B). The solar cell module (100) includes a gap between the barrier packaging material and a periphery of the connected body in a base plate surface direction. A filling member (30) is present in at least part of the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takatoshi Matsuo, Yuki Hayashi, Midori Yamaai
  • Patent number: 10923759
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a ternary liquid electrolyte for a lithium-sulfur battery and a lithium-sulfur battery including the same. The liquid electrolyte for a lithium-sulfur battery according to the present invention exhibits an excellent sulfur utilization rate when used in a lithium-sulfur battery, and exhibits excellent stability. Accordingly, the liquid electrolyte for a lithium-sulfur battery according to the present invention is capable of enhancing a life time property while securing a capacity property of a lithium-sulfur battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Intae Park, Sungwon Hong, Charles Kiseok Song, Youhwa Ohk, Doo Kyung Yang, Changhoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10923788
    Abstract: Energy storage systems, battery cells, and batteries of the present technology may include a heat exchanger or fluid delivery structure that may transfer heat from a battery cell or cell block to a heat exchange fluid. The heat exchanger or fluid delivery structure may substantially maintain an interfacial temperature during a temperature increase from the battery cell or cell block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventors: Ghyrn E. Loveness, Abraham B. Caulk, Edward P. Yankoski, Zhongying Shi, Kenneth S. Smith, Mujeeb I. Ijaz, Luke A. Wilhelm, Jonathan L. Hall
  • Patent number: 10916712
    Abstract: Photovoltaic devices such as solar cells, hybrid solar cell-batteries, and other such devices may include an active layer disposed between two electrodes, the active layer having perovskite material and other material such as mesoporous material, interfacial layers, thin-coat interfacial layers, and combinations thereof. The perovskite material may be photoactive. The perovskite material may be disposed between two or more other materials in the photovoltaic device. Inclusion of these materials in various arrangements within an active layer of a photovoltaic device may improve device performance. Other materials may be included to further improve device performance, such as, for example: additional perovskites, and additional interfacial layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: HEE Solar, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Michael D. Irwin, Jerred A. Chute
  • Patent number: 10917034
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to high altitude or stratospheric balloon systems. For instance, a stratospheric balloon system may include a an upper structure, a lower structure, a platform associated with the lower structure, a stack of solar panels positioned on the platform, each solar panel coupled to an adjacent solar panel, at least one tension element connected, at a first end thereof, to the upper structure and, at a second end thereof, to the platform, and a first flexible tension member coupled, at a first end thereof, to the upper structure and to foremost solar panel of the stack of solar panels. Solar panels may be stacked in a “Z-fold” configuration with either solar cells of the adjacent solar panels facing one another or the frames of the adjacent solar panels facing one another. In this configuration, the adjacent solar panels are connected by a hinge system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Loon LLC
    Inventors: John Cromie, Peter Isaac Capraro
  • Patent number: 10916793
    Abstract: A fuel cell stack assembly includes a fuel cell stack column, and side baffles disposed on opposing sides of the column. The side baffles include side baffle plates containing at least one ceramic matrix composite (CMC) panel having at least one hole, and at least one denser ceramic element joined to the at least one CMC panel at the hole in the CMC panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: BLOOM ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Edmonston, Michael Petrucha, Martin Perry, Avinash Verma
  • Patent number: 10917042
    Abstract: A reflective solar tracker system for collecting solar energy from the sun and converting the solar energy to electricity, using one or more photovoltaic devices, each of which has a sunlight-collecting surface, including a horizontal reflector panel retaining assembly, wherein the horizontal reflector panel retaining assembly further comprises a horizontal reflector panel such that the horizontal reflector panel includes a non-uniform, textured finish located on a sun-facing surface area of the horizontal reflector panel, a reflective solar tracker retaining/rotating assembly operatively connected to the horizontal reflector panel retaining assembly, and a reflective solar tracker array retaining assembly operatively connected to the horizontal reflector panel retaining assembly and the reflective solar tracker retaining/rotating assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: James Loven
  • Patent number: 10903252
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device including a perovskite compound, a method of manufacturing the same and an imaging device including the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yongchul Kim
  • Patent number: 10903779
    Abstract: Disclosed are a photovoltaic module unit and a photovoltaic ecological greenhouse, which are convenient for power transmission and the moving and disassembling of the photovoltaic module unit. The photovoltaic ecological greenhouse comprises a supporting frame, and photovoltaic module unit mounted on the supporting frame, the photovoltaic module unit comprises a bracket and a photovoltaic module arranged on the bracket, the bracket is movably and detachably arranged on the supporting frame; the photovoltaic module unit further comprises a transmission mechanism arranged on a lower part of the bracket, the transmission mechanism has a first contact point electrically connecting to the photovoltaic module; the supporting frame is provided with a second contact point cooperating with the first contact point; and the first contact point is in contact and electrically connected with the second contact point to output electric energy of the photovoltaic module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Suzhou Talesun Solar Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Baixing Wang, Paul Ni, Zhixiang Xu, Yayi Hu, Yu Yan
  • Patent number: 10903381
    Abstract: An electronic device module including a glass cover sheet, a polymeric front polymeric material, an electronic device, a polymeric back material and a backsheet, wherein the polymeric front and/or back materials have a trilayer structure including a back layer which is adhered to a surface of the electronic device, a front layer which is adhered to the glass cover sheet or the backsheet and an intermediate layer between the back layer and the front layer, wherein each of the back layer and the front layer includes an ethylene interpolymer grafted with silane, wherein the ethylene interpolymer grafted with silane has a density of at most 0.905 g/cm3, and the intermediate layer is a non-grafted ethylene interpolymer having a density of at most 0.905 g/cm3, which is crosslinked with the aid of a crosslinking initiator and optionally a crosslinking coagent, and optionally additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: YPAREX B.V.
    Inventors: Egbert Willem Kuijk, Erik Cornelis Bijleveld