Patents Examined by Katie L Hammer
  • Patent number: 11177076
    Abstract: A capacitor comprising an anode foil; and a conductive polymer layer on the anode foil. The conductive polymer layer comprises first particles comprising conductive polymer and polyanion and second particles comprising the conductive polymer and the polyanion wherein the first particles have an average particle diameter of at least 1 micron to no more than 10 microns. The second particles have an average particle diameter of at least 1 nm to no more than 600 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: KEMET Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Ajaykumar Bunha, Antony P. Chacko, Qingping Chen, Yaru Shi, Philip M. Lessner
  • Patent number: 11168289
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are water-soluble films including a polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) polymer and a combination of at least three plasticizers. The combination of plasticizers includes dipropylene glycol as a first plasticizer, a sugar alcohol such as sorbitol as a second plasticizer, and a polyol such as glycerin as a third plasticizer. When the PVOH polymer and plasticizers are blended in particular proportions and/or selected with regard to various criteria related to physical and chemical film properties, the resulting water-soluble film formed from the PVOH resin blend exhibits beneficial combinations four) of aged tensile strength, aged melting transition delta elevation, aged adhesion value, and/or resistance to seal peeling, which provide strong film seals that retain their water-solubility characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: MONOSOL, LLC
    Inventors: Steven G. Friedrich, David M. Lee, Regine Labeque, Florence Catherine Courchay
  • Patent number: 11158854
    Abstract: An electrode includes a material represented by Li1-xMxCoO2-d where 0<x?0.2 and 0?d?0.2. The variable M includes a metal selected from the group consisting of transition metals, Group I elements, and Group II elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Wildcat Discovery Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tanghong Yi, Bin Li
  • Patent number: 11142725
    Abstract: A composition comprising: from 25 to 80 wt % of at least one vinyl acetate-vinyl alcohol copolymer, where the copolymer comprises at least 85 mol % vinyl alcohol units; from 1 to 25 wt % of at least one polyhydric alcohol; and from 5 to 50 wt % of a first active agent which is: a polymer comprising a monomer having at least one carboxylic acid group or a salt or ester thereof; a polymer comprising a monomer having at least one imine group or a salt thereof; or a polymer comprising a monomer having at least one aspartic acid group or a salt or ester thereof. A package containing the composition. A method of preparing the composition, the method comprising extruding the composition. A method of machine dishwashing, wherein the first active agent is released into wash water over the course of a plurality of dishwashing programs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: RECKITT BENCKISER FINISH B.V.
    Inventors: Alias Younis Al-Bayati, Christoph Deckert, Michael Zahner, Judith Preuschen
  • Patent number: 11136467
    Abstract: A printed circuit that comprises a substrate, electrical interconnects and a double-resin ink having a positive temperature coefficient (PTC), wherein the double-resin ink has a resistance magnification of at least 20 in a temperature range of at least 20 degrees Celsius above a switching temperature of the double-resin ink, the resistance magnification being defined as a ratio between a resistance of the double-resin ink at a temperature ‘T’ and a resistance of the double-resin ink at 25 degrees Celsius. The substrate is a fabric or mesh, while the double-resin ink and the electrical interconnects are deposited onto the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: LMS CONSULTING GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Shuyong Xiao, Richard C. Abbott
  • Patent number: 11118145
    Abstract: A stain and odor treatment composition and method of use is provided. The composition is a powdered pre-application composition for treatment of odor and/or stains in textiles. The composition includes a powdered oxidizing agent, a powdered buffering agent, and an odor-modifying agent. In one embodiment the oxidizing agent may be at least 50 weight percent of the composition. In another embodiment the buffering agent may be between about 10 weight percent and about 30 weight percent of the composition. In one embodiment, the method includes providing a powdered buffering agent, combining an odor-modifying agent with the powdered buffering agent, and mixing the odor-modifying agent with the powdered buffering agent. The method of use may include the steps of combining the powdered pre-application composition with water, mixing the powdered pre-application composition with the water to form a cleaning solution, and applying the cleaning solution to a textile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Harris Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Wayne Smith, Adnan Rashid Manassra
  • Patent number: 11121646
    Abstract: An object of this invention is to create an actuator in which the amount of deformation is maintained and no displacement in the reverse direction occurs, even when a constant voltage is continuously applied for a long period of time. As a means for achieving the above object, the invention provides a conductive thin film comprising a polymer gel containing at least one organic molecule selected from the group consisting of electron-donating organic molecules and electron-withdrawing organic molecules, a nano-carbon material, an ionic liquid, and a polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Takushi Sugino, Kinji Asaka, Isao Takahashi, Tomomasa Takatsuka, Kenichi Mitsumori, Nobuaki Haga
  • Patent number: 11104846
    Abstract: A quantum dot particle in which an ionic liquid is ion-bonded is disclosed. The quantum dot particle includes a quantum dot having a core/shell nanostructure; and an ionic liquid compound represented by following Chemical Formula 1, bonded to the surface of the quantum dot, wherein the quantum dot and the ionic liquid compound form an ionic bond: wherein, R1 and R2 are each independently a branched or unbranched hydrocarbon group having 1 to 22 carbon atoms, and X? is a monovalent anion, wherein the hydrocarbon group includes a saturated or unsaturated group and may include one or more hetero atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignees: SHIN-A T&C, UNIAM
    Inventors: Seung Mo Hong, Jin Han Song, Sung Hun Choi, Hyeok Jin Hong
  • Patent number: 11101077
    Abstract: A dispersion comprising first particles comprising conductive polymer and polyanion and second particles comprising the conductive polymer and said polyanion wherein the first particles have an average particle diameter of at least 1 micron to no more than 10 microns and the second particles have an average particle diameter of at least 1 nm to no more than 600 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: KEMET Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Ajaykumar Bunha, Antony P. Chacko, Yaru Shi, Qingping Chen, Philip M. Lessner
  • Patent number: 11091698
    Abstract: An anti-caking agent for soil includes, as effective ingredients: a lignin having a molecular weight peak, as measured by GPC molecular weight analysis using a UV detector at a wavelength of 254 nm, within the molecular weight range of 10,000 to 40,000; and a diatomaceous earth. A method of improving the growth of a plant uses the above described anti-caking agent for soil. The anti-caking agent for soil has the effect of reducing the caking of soil and improving the poor growth of a plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Funada, Takahiro Arai, Hiroyuki Kurihara, Katsushige Yamada
  • Patent number: 11094939
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sulfur-based active material prepared using an inexpensive polymer material as a starting material and a method of preparing the sulfur-based active material. A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery such as a lithium-ion secondary battery provided with an electrode comprising the sulfur-based active material has a large charging and discharging capacity and an excellent cyclability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kubo, Fumiya Chujo
  • Patent number: 11085119
    Abstract: Invention relates to corrosion-inhibiting compositions and the process of using said compositions to protect metal from corrosion. The compositions comprise of sulfonates, a carboxylic-sulfonic acid metal complex, antioxidants, fluorinated copolymers, hydrophobic silanes and siloxane additives and solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secratary of the Navy
    Inventor: El Sayed Arafat
  • Patent number: 11081337
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention is formulations comprising both organoaminohafnium and organoaminosilane precursors that allows anchoring both silicon-containing fragments and hafnium-containing fragments onto a given surface having hydroxyl groups to deposit silicon doped hafnium oxide having a silicon doping level ranging from 0.5 to 8 mol %, preferably 2 to 6 mol %, most preferably 3 to 5 mol %, suitable as ferroelectric material. In another aspect, the invention is methods and systems for depositing the silicon doped hafnium oxide films using the formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Versum Materials U.S., LLC
    Inventors: Xinjian Lei, Matthew R MacDonald, Moo-Sung Kim, Se-Won Lee
  • Patent number: 11075023
    Abstract: The invention relates to an insulation element (1) with low electrical conductivity for the electrical insulation of an electrotechnical component in the high voltage range. The insulation element (1) comprises artificial fibres (2) and electrically conductive particles (3) having an electrically non-conductive core (5) and an electrically conductive or semi-conductive cladding (6) surrounding the core (5). Moreover, the insulation element (1) comprises a cationic polymer (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Weidmann Holding AG
    Inventors: Tobias Wolfinger, Wolfgang Exner, Stefan Jaufer
  • Patent number: 11071968
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing superabsorbent polymer that has not only excellent permeability and absorption speed, but also minimized absorbency under pressure decrease rate, and superabsorbent polymer prepared thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventors: Min Ho Hwang, Hye Mi Nam, Sang Gi Lee, Soo Jin Lee, Tae Hwan Jang
  • Patent number: 11059263
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a conductive composite material, as well as the composite material capable of being obtained by said method. The conductive material is obtained from a composite polymer matrix, which is formed by aggregation of composite conductive particles consisting of particles of a polymer matrix, having a diamter d50 of between 1 and 4000 ?m, coated with a layer of electrically conductive material consisting of at least one metal. The ratio of the thickness of the conductive layer to the diameter d50 of the polymer matrix particles is between 0.0025:100 and 1.5:100, said thickness being less than 300 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Marc Audenaert, Denis Huze
  • Patent number: 11053463
    Abstract: A method of delivering a laundry serum composition into the wash or rinse cycle, comprising the steps of: a. pouring a laundry liquid into a washing machine drawer, drum or a dosing shuttle; b. pouring a laundry serum composition on top of the laundry liquid; wherein the laundry serum composition comprises: a. 2-60 w.t. % benefit agent; b. less than 4 w.t. % surfactant; and c. water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Charles Crossman, Geraint Paul Roberts
  • Patent number: 11049983
    Abstract: Provided is a conductive paste for forming bus bar electrodes having high adhesive strength with respect to a passivation film in a crystalline silicon solar cell without having a detrimental effect on the passivation film so as to affect solar cell properties. The conductive paste is a conductive paste formed on a passivation film of a solar cell, containing: (A) silver particles, (B) an organic vehicle, and (C) glass fit containing TeO2 at 1.0 mol % to 20 mol % and Bi2O3 at 10 mol % to 30 mol %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: NAMICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiya Konno, Noriyuki Sakai
  • Patent number: 11050054
    Abstract: Electrode for a lithium storage battery, or a lithium battery, including: an active electrode material, made from silicon, a conductive agent, a binder comprising a mixture of two polymers: the first polymer having a first molecular weight, the first polymer being a first polyacrylate or one of its derivatives, the second polymer having a second molecular weight, the second polymer being a second polyacrylate or a carboxymethyl cellulose, or one of their respective derivatives. The first molecular weight is less than or equal to 400,000 g/mol and greater than or equal to 150,000 g/mol. The second molecular weight is greater than or equal to 650,000 g/mol and less than or equal to 4,000,000 g/mol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignees: COMMISSARIAT À L'ÉNERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ÉNERGIES ALTERNATIVES, UMICORE
    Inventors: Willy Porcher, Frédéric Barbier, Sophie Chazelle, Nicolas Mariage, Léo Merchat
  • Patent number: 11034125
    Abstract: A method and system for extruding multiple laminated flow streams using microlayer extrusion, and in particular to creating and forming products with electrical properties that are formed from layers and particles with dimensions in the micro to nanometer range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Guill Tool & Engineering Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Guillemette, Robert Peters, Christopher Hummel