Patents Examined by Jeffrey T. Barton
  • Patent number: 10700635
    Abstract: A solar cell module is discussed. The solar cell module includes a solar cell panel and an integrated type inverter positioned at a back surface of the solar cell panel. The integrated type inverter includes a circuit unit having a terminal connected to the solar cell panel and an inverter member having a DC-AC inverter electrically connected to the terminal, and a receiving unit receiving the terminal and the DC-AC inverter, the receiving unit having at least one open surface. One of the open surfaces of the receiving unit is covered by the solar cell panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Hyukjin Nam, Joonho Jeon
  • Patent number: 10655160
    Abstract: A formaldehyde electrochemical sensor employing a formaldehyde sensitive assembly of formaldehyde dehydrogenase attached to graphene in fluid communication with a source of NAD+, and a method of measuring formaldehyde utilizing the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventors: Tianhong Cui, Shota Sando
  • Patent number: 10488359
    Abstract: A test meter for receiving a test strip comprises: (a) a housing; (b) electronic circuitry disposed within the housing and (c) a strip port connector connected to the electronic circuitry and extending to an opening in the housing, said strip port connector connecting the electronic circuitry with a received test strip. The strip port connector contains a pair of top and bottom contacts, said top and bottom contacts having a proximal end and a distal end and a central contact portion, the top and bottom contacts of the pair are transversely aligned with one another; and the distal ends of the top and bottom contacts are separated or separable from one another by insertion of a test strip between the opposed contacts. The contacts and the meter are adapted to permit detection of faulty contacts and/or coding associated with an inserted test strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: AgaMatrix, Inc.
    Inventors: Sridhar Iyengar, Charles Boiteau, Martin Forest, Colin Butters
  • Patent number: 10483447
    Abstract: A substrate, resonant structures, a ground plane, a thermal optimization layer and energy transfer structures are combined to receive and convert incoming electromagnetic radiation into electrical energy. This combination of materials may be housed in various configurations near heat sources to maximize surface area for heat contact as well as cooling. All structures are designed so as to be manufactured in low cost processes such as roll to roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Redwave Energy, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick K Brady
  • Patent number: 10431741
    Abstract: Method of making an array of interconnected solar cells, including a) providing a continuous layer stack (1) of a prescribed thickness on a substrate (8), the layer stack (1) including an upper (2) and a lower (3) conductive layer having a photoactive layer (4) and a semiconducting electron transport layer (6) interposed there between; b) selectively removing the upper conductive layer (2) and the photoactive layer (4) for obtaining a contact hole (10) exposing the semiconducting electron transport layer (6); c) selectively heating the layer stack (1) to a first depth (d1) for obtaining a first heat affected zone (12) at a first center-to-center distance (s1) from the contact hole (10), the first heat affected zone (12) being transformed into a substantially insulating region with substantially the first depth (d1) in the layer stack, thereby locally providing an increased electrical resistivity to the layer stack (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Stichting Energieonderzoek Centrum Nederland
    Inventors: Johan Bosman, Tristram Budel
  • Patent number: 10418568
    Abstract: A compound having a structure of Formula I: is described. In the structure of Formula I, RA, RB, and RC are each independently 5 or 6 membered aryl or heteroaryl rings; R1, R2, R3, and A are selected from a variety of substituents, including being joined or fused to form a ring; A is optionally bonded to at least one benzo or azabenzo ring to form fused rings; X1 is B, C, N, O, S or Se; and X2-X7 are independently B, C or N. Formulations and devices, such as an OLEDs, that include the compound containing a structure of Formula I are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: Siu Tung Lam, Raymond Kwong, Chi Hang Lee, Kit Yee Tsang
  • Patent number: 10403770
    Abstract: A conductive paste composition comprises (i) an inorganic powder comprising at least a conductive powder, (ii) at least one microgel polymer, and (iii) a solvent. The paste composition may be used in a process for manufacturing an electrical device comprising: preparing a substrate; applying the conductive paste onto the substrate in a preselected pattern; and heating the applied conductive paste to form a conductive structure that provides an electrode for connecting the device. The paste composition beneficially permits the formation of narrow, high aspect ratio features in the conductive structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Stephen Wolfe, John Donald Summers, Bryan Benedict Sauer, Hoang Vi Tran, Brian D Mather, Hee Hyun Lee, Esther Kim, Ma Helen Cativo, Yuefei Tao
  • Patent number: 10396449
    Abstract: A photovoltaic element comprises a semiconductor structure comprising a first layer comprised of a first semiconductor material with minimum electromagnetic damping and a second layer comprised of a second semiconductor material with electromagnetic damping. An upper plane of the first layer comprises an incidence plane of an electromagnetic wave onto the semiconductor structure and the second layer continues beyond the first layer in a direction of propagation of electromagnetic radiation to receive at least a portion of the electromagnetic radiation having passed through the first layer. The photovoltaic element further comprises at least one resonator comprising a first part extending along the upper plane of the first layer and a second part extending within the first layer and the second layer. The reference electrode bordering at least a portion of the second layer is coupled to the second layer in the direction of propagation of the electromagnetic wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Pavel Fiala
  • Patent number: 10396267
    Abstract: A thermoelectric conversion element includes: a magnetic body having a magnetization; and an electromotive body formed of material exhibiting a spin orbit coupling and jointed to the magnetic body. The magnetic body has an upper joint surface jointed to the electromotive body. The upper joint surface has concavities and convexities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Kirihara, Masahiko Ishida, Shigeru Koumoto
  • Patent number: 10355214
    Abstract: The present specification relates to a copolymer and an organic solar cell comprising the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: LG Chem, Ltd., Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Keun Cho, Youngu Lee, Jaechol Lee, Jinseck Kim, Songrim Jang, Junghyun Park, Honggi Kim
  • Patent number: 10338056
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting an array of layers of amphiphilic molecules, the apparatus comprising: a body (11), formed in a surface of the body, an array of sensor wells (10) capable of supporting a layer of amphiphilic molecules (30) across the sensor wells, the sensor wells each containing an electrode (12) for connection to an electrical circuit, and formed in the surface of the body between the sensor wells, flow control wells capable of smoothing the flow of a fluid across the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Jason Robert Hyde, James Anthony Clarke, Gaƫlle Anne-Leonie Andreatta
  • Patent number: 10319919
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting device includes: a first electrode; a second electrode facing the first electrode; and an organic layer between the first electrode and the second electrode, the organic layer including an emission layer, wherein the organic layer comprises a compound represented by Formula 1. An organic light-emitting device including the compound may have high efficiency, low voltage, high luminance, and a long lifespan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eunyoung Lee, Youngkook Kim, Junha Park, Munki Sim, Hyoyoung Lee, Eunjae Jeong, Seokhwan Hwang
  • Patent number: 10297770
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting device including a neutral molecular paramagnetic metal complex as an emitter in its organic emissive layer is disclosed. The neutral molecular paramagnetic metal complex has at least one ligand in which at least one coordinating atom is anionic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventor: Raymond Kwong
  • Patent number: 10217945
    Abstract: A compound having a structure wherein at least 8-position or 9-position of fluoranthene is replaced by a nitrogen atom, a material for organic electroluminescence devices including the compound, and an organic electroluminescence device and an electronic equipment each including the material are provided. The compound is represented by formula (1): wherein A represents CR0 or N; R0 to R8 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a substituent; at least one selected from R0 to R8 represents a substituent other than hydrogen atom; and groups selected from R0 to R8 which are bonded to adjacent carbon atoms may be bonded to each other to form a saturated or unsaturated ring structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Kashiwamura, Kiyoshi Ikeda, Hironori Kawakami, Masahiro Kawamura
  • Patent number: 10199524
    Abstract: Photovoltaic devices such as solar cells having one or more field-effect hole or electron inversion/accumulation layers as contact regions are configured such that the electric field required for charge inversion and/or accumulation is provided by the output voltage of the photovoltaic device or that of an integrated solar cell unit. In some embodiments, a power source may be connected between a gate electrode and a contact region on the opposite side of photovoltaic device. In other embodiments, the photovoltaic device or integrated unit is self-powering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bahman Hekmatshoartabari, Devendra K. Sadana, Wilfried E. Haensch, Ghavam G. Shahidi, Davood Shahrjerdi
  • Patent number: 10153417
    Abstract: Provided is a heat conversion device, including: a housing; a thermoelectric module received in the housing and including a thermoelectric semiconductor between substrates disposed to face each other; a first temperature conversion portion and a second temperature conversion portion disposed between the substrates, respectively; and a heat reduction portion adopted to guide a part of a fluid flowing in the housing and passing through the first temperature conversion portion to the second temperature conversion portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Boone Won, Jong Bae Shin, Jong Min Lee, Yong Sang Cho
  • Patent number: 10115852
    Abstract: A solar cell module includes: first and second solar cell strings each including solar cells arranged in an arrangement direction and electrically connected to one another; and a light diffusion sheet disposed between the first and second solar cell strings. The first and second solar cell strings are disposed adjacent to each other and parallel to each other along the arrangement direction. The light diffusion sheet is disposed such that both side edge portions of the light diffusion sheet overlap light-receiving surface sides of side edge portions of the first and second solar cell strings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akimichi Maekawa, Tasuku Ishiguro, Hiroshi Kanno, Takahiro Mishima
  • Patent number: 10103339
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an iridium complexes and the organic EL device employing the iridium complexes as light emitting guest of emitting layer can display good performance like as lower driving voltage and power consumption, increasing efficiency and half-life time. Additional, the present invention provide the suitable emitting host (H1 to H6) to collocate with the energy level of iridium complexes for the present invention. Also provided a novel preparation method to synthesize the novel ligand such as 6-bromo-3,3-dimethyl-1-phenyl-1,3-dihydroindeno[2,1-b]carbazole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventors: Feng-Wen Yen, Cheng-Hao Chang
  • Patent number: 10096789
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention pertain to the use of alloyed semiconductor nanocrystals for use in solar cells. The use of alloyed semiconductor nanocrystals offers materials that have a flexible stoichiometry. The alloyed semiconductor may be a ternary semiconductor alloy, such as AxB1-xC or AB1-yCy, or a quaternary semiconductor alloy, such as AxByC1-x-yD, AxB1-xCyD1-y or ABxCyD1-x-y (where A, B, C, and D are different elements). In general, alloys with more than four elements can be used as well, although it can be much harder to control the synthesis and quality of such materials. Embodiments of the invention pertain to solar cells having a layer incorporating two or more organic materials such that percolated paths for one or both molecular species are created. Specific embodiments of the invention pertain to a method for fabricating nanostructured bulk heterojunction that facilitates both efficient exciton diffusion and charge transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Jiangeng Xue
  • Patent number: 10090428
    Abstract: A solar cell and a method for manufacturing the same are disclosed. The solar cell may include a substrate, an emitter layer positioned at a first surface of the substrate, a first anti-reflection layer that is positioned on a surface of the emitter layer and may include a plurality of first contact lines exposing a portion of the emitter layer, a first electrode that is electrically connected to the emitter layer exposed through the plurality of first contact lines and may include a plating layer directly contacting the emitter layer, and a second electrode positioned on a second surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventors: Goohwan Shim, Changseo Park, Philwon Yoon, Yoonsil Jin, Jinsung Kim, Youngho Choe, Jaewon Chang