Patents Examined by Katie L Hammer
  • Patent number: 10781525
    Abstract: An ionic liquid composition comprising a complex of a trihalo aluminum (III) species with at least one organic uncharged ligand comprising a ring structure having at least three ring carbon atoms and at least one ring heteroatom selected from nitrogen and sulfur, wherein the complex is a liquid at a temperature of 100° C. or less. Methods of electroplating aluminum onto a metallic substrate using the above-described ionic liquid composition are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Sheng Dai, Xiao-Guang Sun
  • Patent number: 10770601
    Abstract: An electro-conductive paste which includes an electro-conductive powder, a multiple oxide containing tellurium oxide, and an organic vehicle. The electro-conductive paste contains 0.1 parts by weight to 10 parts by weight of the multiple oxide based on 100 parts by weight of the electro-conductive powder, and the content ratio of the tellurium oxide in 100% by weight of the multiple oxide as TeO2 is 3% by weight to 30% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: Seiya Konno
  • Patent number: 10763505
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a positive active material is provided. The method includes forming a positive active material precursor including nickel, mixing and firing the positive active material precursor and lithium salt to form a preliminary positive active material particle, forming a coating material including fluorine on the preliminary positive active material particle by dry-mixing the preliminary positive active material particle with a coating source including fluorine, and manufacturing a positive active material particle by thermally treating the preliminary positive active material particle on which the coating material is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventors: Yang-Kook Sun, Un Hyuck Kim
  • Patent number: 10763508
    Abstract: The present invention provides a binder for secondary battery contained in an electrode mixture, comprising a binder molecule exhibiting an adhesion to a current collector and active material particles, and a magnetic material displaying magnetism for a magnetic field applied from outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jooyong Song, Ji Hee Ahn, Ji Eun Lee
  • Patent number: 10741766
    Abstract: Disclosed are an organic semiconductor thin film, a manufacturing method thereof, and a thin film transistor and an electronic device including the organic semiconductor thin film. The organic semiconductor thin film includes a matrix. The matrix includes an elastomer and nanoconfined polymer structures embedded in the matrix. The nanoconfined polymer structures form a polymer network. The nanoconfined polymer structures include a conjugation semiconductor polymer. The conjugation semiconductor polymer includes a repeating unit having at least one conjugation system in its main chain. The nanoconfined polymer structures are present in an upper surface layer and a lower surface layer of the organic semiconductor thin film respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., The Board of Trustees of the Leland Junior University
    Inventors: Jong Won Chung, Sangyoon Lee, Zhenan Bao, Jie Xu
  • Patent number: 10737947
    Abstract: The present invention provides a zinc nitride compound suitable for electronic devices such as high-speed transistors, high-efficiency visible light-emitting devices, high-efficiency solar cells, and high-sensitivity visible light sensors. The zinc nitride compound is represented, for example, by the chemical formula CaZn2N2 or the chemical formula X12ZnN2 wherein X1 is Be or Mg. The zinc nitride compound is preferably synthesized at a high pressure of 1 GPa or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventors: Fumiyasu Oba, Hideo Hosono, Hidenori Hiramatsu, Hideya Kumomi, Yu Kumagai, Soshi Iimura, Yoshinori Muraba, Lee Alan Burton, Isao Tanaka, Yoyo Hinuma
  • Patent number: 10734546
    Abstract: A coated quantum dot is provided wherein the quantum dot is characterized by having a solid state photoluminescence external quantum efficiency at a temperature of 90° C. or above that is at least 95% of the solid state photoluminescence external quantum efficiency of the semiconductor nanocrystal at 25° C. Products including quantum dots described herein are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventors: Craig Breen, Wenhao Liu
  • Patent number: 10720262
    Abstract: A polymer matrix film useful in the preparation of a polymer absorption sensor. The polymer matrix film includes at least one first polymeric material which is elastomeric in nature, at least one second polymeric material which is crystalline and/or glassy in nature, and at least one conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventors: Amandeep Singh Bains, Dale John Shpak
  • Patent number: 10703009
    Abstract: An aqueous boric acid dispersion includes boric acid particles having a median particle size range of less than 44 microns and a solids content of boric acid particles of 50% or greater. The boric acid dispersion also includes an effective amount of at least one viscosity reducing agent such that the boric acid dispersion has an initial Brookfield 2 rpm static viscosity of about 5,000 to about 25,000 centipoise and a three week aged Brookfield 2 rpm static viscosity of less than 250,000 centipoise, an optional amount of an alkali metal base, wherein the alkali metal base/boric acid mole ratio in the boric acid dispersion ranges from zero to about 0.01; and the balance water. The boric acid dispersion can be used in the manufacture of wood products like oriented strand board, medium density fiberboard, and particle board as well as to coat wood products to improve their fire retardancy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Polymer Solutions Group
    Inventors: Gary M. Freeman, Quang T. Do, Joshua D. Sparks
  • Patent number: 10707420
    Abstract: The present invention relates to organic copolymers and organic semiconducting compositions comprising these materials, including layers and devices comprising such organic semiconductor compositions. The invention is also concerned with methods of preparing such organic semiconductor compositions and layers and uses thereof. The invention has application in the field of printed electronics and is particularly useful as a semiconducting material for use in formulations for organic thin film transistor (OTFT) backplanes for displays, integrated circuits, organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs), photodetectors, organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells, sensors, memory elements and logic circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Russell Jon Griffiths
  • Patent number: 10704013
    Abstract: The present invention provides a washing product comprising two or more sheets, which comprise a water-soluble polymer and have different dissolution rates in water, wherein each sheet contains i) washing detergent components, ii) washing softening components, iii) an aromatic agent, or iv) two or more thereof. Since two or more sheets have the different dissolution rates, in the present invention, the discharge time of the washing components contained in the sheets can be controlled, thereby having an excellent washing effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: LG Household & Health Care Ltd.
    Inventors: Min-Seok Cho, Mun-Seong Jo, Kyung-On Cha
  • Patent number: 10696930
    Abstract: The need for a fast acting and broad spectrum antimicrobial composition which does not reduce surface shine and does not leave visible residues on the surface, which is also preferably suitable for surfaces which contact food, is met by formulating the antimicrobial composition according to the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Adam Simon Hayward, Alan Edward Sherry
  • Patent number: 10692624
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition comprising a thermoplastic polyurethane, where the thermoplastic polyurethane has been prepared from a) a diisocyanate, b) a polyol comprising a polyol A and a polyol B and c) a chain extender, optionally with the aid of catalysts and optionally further comprising additives and/or auxiliaries, and a salt and/or an ionic liquid, preferably an ionic liquid, is comprised in the composition and the polyol A comprises ethoxy and propoxy groups and the polyol B comprises butoxy groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Frank Schaefer, Ernst Minder, Dirk Kempfert, Christoph Bahr, Cornelia Hinrichs, Anja Oltmanns
  • Patent number: 10689537
    Abstract: A method of forming a graphene-based material includes: (1) treating a mixture including an etchant and graphene oxide sheets to yield formation of holey graphene oxide sheets; (2) dispersing the holey graphene oxide sheets in a re-dispersal solvent to yield a holey graphene oxide dispersion including the holey graphene oxide sheets; and (3) treating the holey graphene oxide dispersion under reducing conditions to yield self-assembly of the holey graphene oxide sheets into a graphene-based material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventors: Xiangfeng Duan, Yuxi Xu, Yu Huang
  • Patent number: 10683468
    Abstract: Implementations of cleaning compositions may include at least one of sodium lauryl sulfate, hydrochloric acid, muriatic acid, hydrobromic acid, and hydroiodic acid, may include at least one of citric acid, maleic acid, oxalic acid, sulfuric acid, sulfamic acid, sodium benzoate, and may include glutamic acid, sodium sulfonate, and potassium nitrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: Miguel Angel Regalado, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10675842
    Abstract: A transparent electrode has excellent adhesion between a substrate and a conductive layer. A transparent electrode includes a substrate, an underlying layer, and a conductive layer sequentially stacked. The underlying layer contains at least one selected from a compound having a thiol group and a poly(meth)acrylate and a poly(meth)acrylamide each having an aminoethyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Takatoshi Suematsu, Kazuaki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10676591
    Abstract: A composition of solid particles comprising substantially inorganic, electronically conductive particles and fluoropolymer particles, wherein the fluoropolymer is melt-processable and has a melting point between 100° C. and 325° C. and a melt flow index at 372° C. and at 5 kg load (MFI 372/5) of at least 0.1 and up to 100 g/10 min, and wherein the fluoropolymer particles have a particle size of less than 500 nm and wherein the particles comprising the substantially inorganic, electronically conductive material is present in the form of particles having a particle size of less than 15,000 ?m, and methods for producing such compositions and articles containing such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: Michael H. Mitchell, Tatsuo Fukushi, Muhammad Z. Nawaz, Michael C. Dadalas, Klaus Hintzer, Tilman C. Zipplies, Denis Duchesne
  • Patent number: 10669463
    Abstract: Bio-derived glycerides formed from a reaction between waste glycerol and biodegradable or bio-derived fatty acid esters such as crude biodiesel or soybean oil triglycerides are useful as dust suppressants, binders, and stabilizing agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: NDSU Research Foundation
    Inventor: James Allen Bahr
  • Patent number: 10665733
    Abstract: A composition for solar cell electrodes, an electrode formed of the same, and a method of forming an electrode, the composition including a conductive powder; a glass frit; at least one of a cyclosiloxane compound and a silsesquioxane compound; and an organic vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dae Chan Kwon
  • Patent number: 10647857
    Abstract: A method and resins for use with three-dimensional printing systems and/or other energy-curing devices to create 3-D objects having electrical conductivity. The resins comprise an initiator, a photopolymerizable agent, and a nanocarbon, particularly, single-walled carbon nanotubes. The initiator, photopolymerizable agent, and nanocarbon are mixed and agitated without fully solubilizing the nanocarbon so as to maintain the electrically conductive property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: XILICO, LLC
    Inventors: Greg P Cauchon, Ian D McFadden, Samir Sachdev