Patents Examined by Louis J Rufo
  • Patent number: 10190146
    Abstract: An electrochemical test sensor is adapted to measure glucose and correct for the oxygen effect in a fluid sample. The test sensor comprises a base, first and second working electrodes, and a counter electrode. The first working electrode includes glucose oxidase, a mediator and peroxidase. The second working electrode includes glucose oxidase and the mediator. The first working electrode, the second working electrode and the counter electrode are located on the base. In other embodiments, an electrochemical test sensor is adapted to measure cholesterol, lactate, pyruvate or xanthine and correct for the oxygen effect in a fluid sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Ascensia Diabetes Care Holdings AG
    Inventor: Jing Lin
  • Patent number: 10177367
    Abstract: Method for producing metallic surface discharge electrodes on nonmetallic substrates comprising the following steps: a) producing a metallic seed layer on a substrate; b) electrically contacting the seed layer with a metal wire network and an electrolyte containing metal ions; c) electrodepositing a metal film from the electrolyte at least on the seed layer, with the metal wire network being embedded into the metal film, wherein d) metal wire filaments that are movable relative to one another are arranged to form an electrically percolating metal wire network, e) the arrangement of the metal wire filaments is cast into a gel and the gel is dried thereafter to the gel matrix, and f) the dried gel matrix with the metal wire network embedded therein is applied to the substrate and is wetted with a solvent of the gel matrix. Furthermore, the invention relates to a semifinished product for carrying out the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet zu Kiel
    Inventors: Sandra Noehren, Joerg Bahr, Juergen Carstensen
  • Patent number: 10174435
    Abstract: A multiplicity of sleeve subassemblies each include an electrically insulative portion, and are configured to support an electrical contact having a socket. Each insulative portion has a socket bore and at least one radial aperture extending radially outward therefrom. The sleeve subassemblies are transported across a plating bath whereby at least a lower segment of the insulative portions become submerged in plating solution. The socket bore maskingly engages the contact, thereby substantially preventing plating solution from contacting the outer surface of the socket. The radial apertures facilitate the continuous flow of plating solution through each socket so as to enable selective plating of the socket inner surface. The sleeve subassemblies may be formed from mutually-engageable half-sleeves conveyed on separate closed-loop transport belts so as to facilitate efficient loading, plating and release of the electrical contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Tri-Star Technologies
    Inventor: Alex Aron Kerner
  • Patent number: 10161900
    Abstract: A gas sensor element (3) includes: a solid electrolyte body (3s) having a bottomed tubular shape and a closed front end, and extending in the direction of an axial line O; an inside electrode (50) which is provided on an inner surface of the solid electrolyte body; an outside electrode (51) which is provided on an outer surface of the solid electrolyte body; and a porous protective layer (80) which covers the outside electrode, the porous protective layer has an inside region (81) which covers the outside electrode and an outside region (82) which covers the inside region and has a lower porosity than the inside region, and the outside region is formed of a sintered body of ceramic and glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takanori Ishikawa, Naoki Yamada, Koji Shiono
  • Patent number: 10161898
    Abstract: Methods for forming an electrode structure, which can be used as a biosensor, are provided in which the electrode structure has non-random topography located on one surface of an electrode base. In some embodiments, an electrode structure is obtained that contains no interface between the non-random topography of the electrode structure and the electrode base of the electrode structure. In other embodiments, electrode structures are obtained that have an interface between the non-random topography of the electrode structure and the electrode base of the electrode structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Emily R. Kinser
  • Patent number: 10156018
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for manufacturing anodic metal-oxide nanoporous templates with high-yield and in an environmentally-friendly manner. The method includes anodizing a metal specimen and detaching nanoporous anodic oxide layers, which are formed on more than one surface of the metal specimen due to the anodizing, from the metal specimen, wherein the detaching of the nanoporous anodic oxide layers from the metal specimen includes applying a reverse bias to the metal specimen in the same acidic electrolyte used for anodization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Korea University Research and Business Foundation
    Inventors: Jinsoo Joo, Young Ki Hong
  • Patent number: 10151038
    Abstract: An electrolysis device comprising a pot shell (3) and an inner lining (5) defining an opening (16) through which an anode block (15) suspended from an anode support (13, 17) forming an anode assembly (12) moves vertically by means of an anode receiver (25), said anode receiver being placed outside a space defined by the top of said anode block (15), said anode receiver comprising an anode contact surface (27) working in conjunction with the anode support (13, 17) to establish therewith electrical contact and mechanical contact to moving the anode assembly (12) vertically. An anode assembly (12). An electrolytic cell and an electrolysis installation comprising such an anode assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Rio Tinto Alcan International Limited
    Inventors: Yves Rochet, Frédéric Brun, Steeve Renaudier
  • Patent number: 10151041
    Abstract: A mask manufacturing method, including manufacturing a first mold, including forming first patterns having inclined surfaces by patterning a silicon substrate; manufacturing a second mold, including forming second patterns that correspond to the first patterns by coating and curing a hardener on a surface of the first mold in which the first patterns are formed; separating the second mold from the first mold; forming a mask pattern by coating a metal layer on the second mold; and separating the metal layer from the second mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jeong Won Han
  • Patent number: 10138567
    Abstract: An electroplating apparatus includes a container containing plural portions and an ionic liquid plating solution that is capable of flowing therebetween. The plural portions include at least a first portion containing a counter electrode that includes coating donor material and a second portion that includes a workpiece. A porous scrubber separating the first and second portions has a plurality of metallic outer surfaces in contact with the ionic liquid plating solution. Coating, repair, and regeneration methods using an ionic liquid plating solution are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Lei Chen
  • Patent number: 10125427
    Abstract: The present invention relates to porphyrins of formula (I): wherein R1 to R6, R1? to R6?, X, X? Y and Y? are as described in claim 1. The invention also relates to complexes of said porphyrins with transition metals, in particular iron, preferably as Fe(III) or Fe(0) complex, and salts thereof, use thereof as catalysts for the selective electrochemical reduction of CO2 into CO, electrochemical cells comprising said complexes, and a method for selectively reducing electrochemically CO2 into CO using said complexes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignees: CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS), UNIVERSITE PARIS DIDEROT PARIS 7
    Inventors: Cyrille Costentin, Marc Robert, Samuel Drouet, Guillaume Passard, Jean-Michel Saveant, Arnaud Tatin
  • Patent number: 10113244
    Abstract: The present invention relates to applying at least one ultra/mega sonic device and its reflection plate for forming standing wave in a metallization apparatus to achieve highly uniform metallic film deposition at a rate far greater than conventional film growth rate in electrolyte. In the present invention, the substrate is dynamically controlled so that the position of the substrate passing through the entire acoustic field with different power intensity in each motion cycle. This method guarantees each location of the substrate to receive the same amount of total sonic energy dose over the interval of the process time, and to accumulatively grow a uniform deposition thickness at a rapid rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: ACM Research (Shanghai) Inc.
    Inventors: Hui Wang, Fuping Chen, Xi Wang
  • Patent number: 10115690
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing micro pins includes forming a release layer over a substrate. A pattern layer is formed over the release layer, in which the pattern layer has a plurality of openings spaced apart to each other and through the pattern layer. A plurality of micro pins are respectively formed in the openings. The pattern layer and the release layer are removed to obtain the micro pins. An isolated conductive micro pin for connecting one or more components is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ying-Jui Huang, Chung-Shi Liu, Hsin-Hung Liao, Chien-Ling Hwang
  • Patent number: 10107782
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for performing capillary isoelectric focusing followed by mobilization of the focused zones by induced hydrodynamic flow or chemical mobilization. These two dimensions of separation are integrated with real-time whole-channel electrophoresis detection and automatic sample injection to achieve a separation resolution superior to that obtainable using known orthogonal capillary two dimensional arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: ProteinSimple
    Inventors: Tiemin Huang, Jiaqi Wu
  • Patent number: 10104782
    Abstract: Electroplating methods enable the plating of photoresist defined features which have substantially uniform morphology. The electroplating methods include copper electroplating baths with reaction products of pyridyl alkylamines and bisepoxides to electroplate the photoresist defined features. Such features include pillars, bond pads and line space features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Thorseth, Zuhra Niazimbetova, Yi Qin, Julia Woertink, Joanna Dziewiszek, Erik Reddington, Mark Lefebvre
  • Patent number: 10100421
    Abstract: Electroplating methods enable the plating of photoresist defined features which have substantially uniform morphology. The electroplating methods include copper electroplating baths with reaction products of imidazole and bisepoxides to electroplate the photoresist defined features. Such features include pillars, bond pads and line space features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Thorseth, Zuhra Niazimbetova, Yi Qin, Julia Woertink, Joanna Dziewiszek, Erik Reddington, Mark Lefebvre
  • Patent number: 10077505
    Abstract: A metal-film forming apparatus includes: an anode; a resin substrate having a surface on which a conductor pattern layer that serves as a cathode is formed; a solid electrolyte membrane that contains metal ions and is between the anode and the resin substrate, the solid electrolyte membrane contacting a surface of the conductor pattern layer when a metal film is formed; a power supply; and a conductive member that is arranged contacting the conductor pattern layer when the metal film is formed, such that a negative electrode of the power supply is electrically connected to the conductor pattern layer, the conductive member being detachable from the conductor pattern layer, wherein the metal ions are reduced to deposit metal that forms the metal film on the surface of the conductor pattern layer when the voltage is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Motoki Hiraoka, Hiroshi Yanagimoto, Yuki Sato
  • Patent number: 10072349
    Abstract: Anode foil, preferably aluminum anode foil, is etched using a process of treating the foil in an electrolyte bath composition comprising a sulfate, a halide, an oxidizing agent, and a surface active agent. The anode foil is etched in the electrolyte bath composition by passing a charge through the bath. The etched anode foil is suitable for use in an electrolytic capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Xiaofei Jiang, Tearl Stocker, A. Corina Geiculescu, Ralph Jason Hemphill
  • Patent number: 10060906
    Abstract: A CO2-sensitive planar sensing device is disclosed, which has an electrode with an ion-selective layer, an electrolyte layer and an outer layer. The electrolyte layer has osmotically active species in an amount of 0.8-6.0 milliosmol per m2 of electrolyte layer area, and has a hydrophilic osmolarity increasing component which does not add bicarbonate ions or chloride ions to the electrolyte layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Radiometer Medical ApS
    Inventors: Poul Ravn Sørensen, Dorthe Krabbe Munck
  • Patent number: 10050411
    Abstract: The method includes the steps of: preparing a single crystal SiC including an upper surface 10a and a lower surface 10b and provided with a micropipe 11 penetrating from the upper surface 10a to the lower surface 10b; forming a first seed layer 21 made of a metal material on the upper surface 10a of the single crystal SiC; and forming a first plated layer 31 on the first seed layer 21 so as to close an upper end of the micropipe 11, using an electroplating method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akinori Yoneda, Shinya Sonobe, Hiroaki Yuto
  • Patent number: 10041182
    Abstract: Reaction products of one or more amino acids and one or more epoxies are included in copper and copper alloy electroplating baths to provide good throwing power. Such reaction products may plate copper and copper alloys with good surface properties and good physical reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC
    Inventors: Zuhra I Niazimbetova, Maria Anna Rzeznik