Patents Examined by Khanh Tuan Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10144848
    Abstract: The invention relates to a curable coating composition, a method for curing a curable coating composition and an article comprising a cured composition. The curable coating composition of the invention comprises a thermally curable component and plasmonic particles. The method of the invention concerns a method for curing a curable coating composition comprising plasmonic particles and comprises: exposing the curable coating composition to light comprising electromagnetic waves that are at least partially concentrated by the plasmonic particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventors: Pascal Jozef Paul Buskens, Nanning Joerg Arfsten, Maurice Christian Danho Mourad, Maria Elizabeth Louise Wouters, Leonardus Johannus Maria Genoveva Dortmans
  • Patent number: 10103378
    Abstract: Silicon particles for active materials and electro-chemical cells are provided. The active materials comprising silicon particles described herein can be utilized as an electrode material for a battery. In certain embodiments, the composite material includes greater than 0% and less than about 90% by weight of silicon particles. The silicon particles have an average particle size between about 0.1 ?m and about 30 ?m and a surface including nanometer-sized features. The composite material also includes greater than 0% and less than about 90% by weight of one or more types of carbon phases. At least one of the one or more types of carbon phases is a substantially continuous phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventors: Benjamin Yong Park, Alexander Gorkovenko, Rabih Bachir Zaouk, William Hubert Schank, Genis Turon Teixidor, Lothar Steffens
  • Patent number: 10098182
    Abstract: Flexible resistive carbon composite material containing conductive phases based on high-electroconductive grades of carbon black with specific surface area of at least 300 to 600 m2/g, particle size of 10-50 nm in combination with graphite or high-electroconductive grades of colloidal graphite with particle size of less than 4 micron, and a heat resistant polymer binder. The heat resistant polymer binder is in a form of a solution of a polyester based on terephthalic acid and sebacic acid or adipic acid and ethylene glycol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventors: Andrei Petrovich Shangin, Viktor Vasilevich Zvonik, Vladimir Efimovich Zadov
  • Patent number: 10087320
    Abstract: A rubber composition comprising a plurality of composite particles and an elastomer is provided. A composite comprising a conductive polymer and a clay particle are also provided. Use of each in various applications and methods of preparing each are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: PolyDrop, LLC
    Inventors: Carinna Simmons, Volha Hrechka, Leah A. Thompkins, Lilo D. Pozzo, Brian Panganiban
  • Patent number: 10079309
    Abstract: An object is to provide a material suitably used for a semiconductor included in a transistor, a diode, or the like. Another object is to provide a semiconductor device including a transistor in which the condition of an electron state at an interface between an oxide semiconductor film and a gate insulating film in contact with the oxide semiconductor film is favorable. Further, another object is to manufacture a highly reliable semiconductor device by giving stable electric characteristics to a transistor in which an oxide semiconductor film is used for a channel. A semiconductor device is formed using an oxide material which includes crystal with c-axis alignment, which has a triangular or hexagonal atomic arrangement when seen from the direction of a surface or an interface and rotates around the c-axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Motoki Nakashima, Tatsuya Honda
  • Patent number: 10056623
    Abstract: An expanded graphite sheet and a battery using the expanded graphite sheet are provided, that can inhibit the expanded graphite sheet from swelling even when the expanded graphite sheet is used for, for example, a positive electrode for an air battery. An expanded graphite sheet includes an expanded graphite and has a surface water contact angle of greater than or equal to 90 degrees and a surface resistivity of less than or equal to 70 m?/sq. It is desirable that a polyolefin resin be contained in the expanded graphite sheet in a dispersed state. It is desirable that the polyolefin resin be polypropylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: TOYO TANSO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Hosokawa, Nobuya Misaki
  • Patent number: 10057986
    Abstract: A thermal overload device containing a polymer composite, which contains at least one polymer and a modified graphite oxide material, containing thermally exfoliated graphite oxide having a surface area of from about 300 m2/g to 2600 m2/g, and a method of making the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventors: Robert K. Prud'Homme, Ilhan A. Aksay
  • Patent number: 10040963
    Abstract: The present invention relates to electrically conductive pigments, to a process for the preparation thereof and to the use thereof, in particular in antistatic or dissipative articles or surfaces, for example in paints, coatings, printing inks or floorcoverings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Reinhold Rueger, Bjoern Kleist
  • Patent number: 10041171
    Abstract: A particulate for an additive manufacturing technique includes metallic particulate bodies with exterior surfaces bearing a polymeric coating. The polymeric coating is conformally disposed over the exterior surface that prevents the underlying metallic body from oxidation upon exposure to the ambient environment by isolating the metallic particulate bodies from the ambient environment. Feedstock materials for additive manufacturing techniques, and methods of making such feedstock, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Delavan Inc.
    Inventors: Ying She, Michael A. Klecka, Tahany I. El-Wardany, Anais Espinal, Wayde R. Schmidt, Sameh Dardona
  • Patent number: 10033032
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of preparing a cathode electrode material for a secondary battery, including a hydrate precursor preparation step of preparing a manganese phosphate hydrate precursor using a coprecipitation process, a synthetic powder preparation step of preparing a synthetic powder by mixing the manganese phosphate hydrate precursor in a powder form with lithium phosphate and carbon, an oxide material powder preparation step of preparing a lithium manganese phosphate oxide material powder by milling and annealing the synthetic powder, a composite powder preparation step of preparing a composite powder by mixing the lithium manganese phosphate oxide material powder with a Li2MnO3-based cathode material, and a slurry preparation step of preparing a slurry by mixing the composite powder with a conductor and a binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventors: Ho Sung Kim, Byeong Su Kang, Sun Woo Yang, Min Young Kim, Chae Hwan Jeong
  • Patent number: 9985173
    Abstract: The present application provides nitride semiconductor nanoparticles, for example nanocrystals, made from a new composition of matter in the form of a novel compound semiconductor family of the type group II-III-N, for example ZnGaN, ZnInN, ZnInGaN, ZnAlN, ZnAlGaN, ZnAlInN and ZnAlGaInN. This type of compound semiconductor nanocrystal is not previously known in the prior art. The invention also discloses II-N semiconductor nanocrystals, for example ZnN nanocrystals, which are a subgroup of the group II-III-N semiconductor nanocrystals. The composition and size of the new and novel II-III-N compound semiconductor nanocrystals can be controlled in order to tailor their band-gap and light emission properties. Efficient light emission in the ultraviolet-visible-infrared wavelength range is demonstrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Peter Neil Taylor, Jonathan Heffernan, Stewart Edward Hooper, Tim Michael Smeeton
  • Patent number: 9985280
    Abstract: A composition for forming an electrode. The composition includes a metal fluoride, such as copper fluoride, and a matrix material. The matrix material adds capacity to the electrode. The copper fluoride compound is characterized by a first voltage range in which the copper fluoride compound is electrochemically active and the matrix material characterized by a second voltage range in which the matrix material is electrochemically active and substantially stable. A method for forming the composition is included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventors: Wei Tong, Steven Kaye, David Keogh, Cory O'Neill
  • Patent number: 9985277
    Abstract: An olivine structured nano-composite LiMxMn1?xPO4/C was synthesized by a sol-gel assisted high energy ball mill method and the synthesis method does not require any inert atmosphere. Electrochemical cycling studies were carried out between 3.0-4.6V using 1M LiPF6 in 1:1 EC/DEC as electrolyte. The charge/discharge cycling studies of the nano-composite exhibit an average discharge capacity of 158 mAh/g at 0.1 C rate over the investigated 50 cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
    Inventors: Sukumaran Gopukumar, Chandrasekaran Nithya, Ramasamy Thirunakaran, Arumugam Sivashanmugam
  • Patent number: 9972782
    Abstract: The invention relates to formulations containing doped conductive polymers, which due to outstanding hole injection characteristics and high conductivity are very suitable for use in organic electronic devices, preferably in organic electroluminescent devices, in particular in the buffer layers thereof. Thus the invention further relates to the use of the formulations according to the invention in organic electronic devices, preferably in electroluminescent devices, in particular in the buffer layers thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Heinrich Becker, Susanne Heun
  • Patent number: 9966479
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a paste composition comprising Al and Sn dispersed in an organic medium and to paste compositions that provide a solderable electrode. The present invention is further directed to an electrode formed from the paste composition and a semiconductor device and, in particular, a solar cell comprising such an electrode. The paste compositions that provide a solderable electrode are particularly useful for forming a solar cell back side solderable electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventors: Elena V Rogojina, Gonghou Wang, Elizabeth Tai, Maxim Kelman
  • Patent number: 9963579
    Abstract: A thermoplastic resin molding according to the present invention contains carbon fibers. An amount of the carbon fibers falls within a range from 0.4 mass % to 10 mass %. An average length of the carbon fibers falls within a range from 0.5 mm to 15 mm. The thermoplastic resin is polypropylene. The polypropylene includes polypropylene containing at least one of a carboxyl group, a carbonyl group, or a hydroxyl group. Surfaces of the carbon fibers contain at least one of a carboxyl group, a carbonyl group, a hydroxyl group, or a Cl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventors: Tsuguhisa Miyamoto, Chiaki Asano, Akihide Takami
  • Patent number: 9957412
    Abstract: An aqueous composition is provided comprising a resin, a curative, a filler, a surfactant, and water; wherein the resin comprises an average molecular weight of less than about 800 Daltons and comprises at least 50 weight percent of at least one of: (a) an unmodified epoxy or phenoxy resin, or (b) a surfactant-modified epoxy or phenoxy resin. This composition, applied to a substrate and dried, can then be cured so as to thermoset the resin and self-assemble to form continuous pathways of filler within the resin matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: LORD Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy D. Fornes, Richard E. Heinze
  • Patent number: 9954220
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing an amorphous electrode material comprising the steps of: mixing an ionic liquid containing halide compound, nanostructures and precursors to form initially planar sheets of compounds of the halide and an element of the precursor to form a mixture; cooling the mixture to a temperature below ambient temperature, typically less than 3° C.; whereby the planar sheets are coated with the ionic liquid and curled to form microspheres of agglomerations of the curled planar sheets interconnected by the nanostructures. The invention further relates to an electrode material and to an interconnected network of electrode material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventors: Chilin Li, Joachim Maier
  • Patent number: 9943930
    Abstract: The solder composition comprises particles of a thermodynamically metastable alloy. One of the elements of the alloy will form an intermetallic compound with a metal surface. The solder composition is particularly suitable for use in bumping of semiconductor devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignees: Koninklijke Philips N.V., Mat-Tech B.V.
    Inventors: Nicolaas Johannes Antonius Van Veen, Mohammad Hossain Biglari
  • Patent number: 9944812
    Abstract: Provided is an ink composition having excellent printing properties and capable of forming a thick transparent conductive film with low surface resistivity even when it is used in gravure offset printing or pad printing. The ink composition contains (A) a conductive polymer, (B) a binder, and (C) a conductivity enhancer, wherein the composition has a viscosity at 25° C. of 5 to 500 dPa·s and a solids content of 10% to 80% by weight, and the composition exhibits a surface resistivity of 2000 ?/sq or lower and a total light transmittance of 70% or higher when applied at a wet film thickness of 15 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Nagase ChemteX Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuya Ohori, Yasunori Kurushima, Takahiro Sakurai