Patents Examined by Mark Kopec
  • Patent number: 11326129
    Abstract: Fabric care compositions that include a graft copolymer, which may include (a) a polyalkylene oxide, such as polyethylene oxide (PEG); (b) N-vinylpyrrolidone (VP); and (c) a vinyl ester, such as vinyl acetate. Methods and uses relating to such compositions and/or graft copolymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Renae Dianna Fossum, Lidiany Gonzalez, Elaine Marie Burt, Jan Ole Mueller, Dieter Hannu Boeckh, Dawid Marczewski
  • Patent number: 11327038
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a composite material, comprising providing a conductive polymer having a hydrophilic end and adding a metal oxide, such that the metal oxide is connected to the hydrophilic end of the conductive polymer, wherein the metal oxide is obtained by subjecting a metal oxide precursor to a dehydration reaction, a polymerization reaction, a condensation reaction, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Winbond Electronics Corp.
    Inventors: Ming-Chih Tsai, Yu-Hsuan Ho
  • Patent number: 11329287
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cathode additive, a method for preparing the same, and a cathode and a lithium secondary battery including the same. More specifically, one embodiment of the present invention provides a cathode additive that can offset an irreversible capacity imbalance, increase the initial charge capacity of a cathode, and simultaneously inhibit the generation of gas in a battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: Jungmin Han, Byungchun Park, Ji Hye Kim, Wang Mo Jung
  • Patent number: 11319466
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention is an adhesive film comprising: a first adhesive layer comprising a first adhesive component, a first conductive particle that is a dendritic conductive particle, and a second conductive particle that is a conductive particle other than the first conductive particle, the second conductive particle comprising a nonconductive core body and a conductive layer provided on the core body; and a second adhesive layer comprising a second adhesive component, wherein a volume proportion of the second adhesive component in the second adhesive layer is larger than a volume proportion of the first adhesive component in the first adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: SHOWA DENKO MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuyuki Shirakawa, Hiroyuki Izawa, Tatsuya Kumada
  • Patent number: 11322734
    Abstract: A negative electrode active material which includes a secondary particle including first primary particles, wherein the first primary particle includes a core including SiOx, wherein 0?x<2, an intermediate layer which covers at least a portion of a surface of the core and includes silicon nitride, silicon oxynitride, or a mixture thereof, and a carbon coating layer which covers at least a portion of the intermediate layer and includes nitrogen-doped carbon, and a negative electrode and a lithium secondary battery which include the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Jung Hyun Choi, Yong Ju Lee, Dong Hyuk Kim, Eun Kyung Kim, Rae Hwan Jo, Il Geun Oh
  • Patent number: 11322741
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a silicon powder, where the size of the silicon powder particles are between 3 and 30 ?m, a particle size fraction D10 of the silicon powder particles is between 3 and 9 ?m, and where the silicon powder particles have no, or substantially no, silicon particles with a size smaller than D10 attached to the surface. The silicon powder according to the present invention is produced by wet classifying produced silicon powders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: ELKEM ASA
    Inventors: Jarl Erik Morsund Flatoy, Harry Morten Rong, Torbjorn Roe
  • Patent number: 11309493
    Abstract: The present invention relates to formulations comprising at least one organic semiconductor and at least one organic solvent, characterized in that the formulation contains less than 10,000 particles per liter formulation having an average size in the range from 0.1 to 20 ?m, to their use for the preparation of electronic devices, to methods for preparing electronic devices using the formulations of the present invention, and to electronic devices prepared from such methods and formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Edgar Boehm, Anja Gerhard, Dietmar Kunkel, Volker Hilarius, Masahiro Uchida, Takuya Sonoyama, Shuichi Takei, Koji Imamura
  • Patent number: 11309498
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a photoelectric conversion film, a solid-state image sensor, and an electronic device which have an increased imaging characteristic. [Solution] Provided is a photoelectric conversion film including: a subphthalocyanine derivative represented by the following General Formula (1), where, in General Formula (1), X represents any substituent selected from among the group consisting of a halogen, a hydroxy group, a thiol group, an amino group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted aryloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl amine group, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl amine group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkylthio group and a substituted or unsubstituted arylthio group, R1 to R3 each independently represent a substituted or unsubstituted ring structure, and at least one of R1 to R3 includes at least one hetero atom in the ring structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Osamu Enoki
  • Patent number: 11309101
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a conductive paste for a solar cell electrode, including a metal powder, a glass frit, an organic binder, a silicone-based additive and a solvent, wherein the silicone-based additive includes trimethylsiloxy-terminated polydimethylsiloxane, whereby an electrode formed using the conductive paste can be improved in aspect ratio, that is, line width and line height, thus increasing conductivity, and a solar cell having high power generation efficiency can be provided by enlarging the light-receiving surface through decreasing the line width of the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: LS-NIKKO COPPER INC.
    Inventors: Chung Ho Kim, Hwa Young Noh, Mun Seok Jang, Tae Hyun Jun, In Chul Kim, Min Soo Ko
  • Patent number: 11299402
    Abstract: Provided are particles for use as a precursor material for synthesis of Li-ion cathode active material of a lithium-ion cell comprising: a non-lithiated nickel oxide particle of the formula MOx wherein M comprises 80 at % Ni or greater and wherein x is 0.7 to 1.2, M optionally excluding boron in the MOx crystal structure; and a modifier oxide intermixed with, coated on, present within, or combinations thereof the non-lithiated nickel oxide particle, wherein the modifier oxide is associated with the non-lithiated nickel oxide such that a calcination at 500 degrees Celsius for 2 hours results in crystallite growth measured by XRD of 2 nanometers or less. Also provided are processes of forming electrochemically active particles using the precursors nickel oxides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: CAMX Power LLC
    Inventors: Adrian W. Pullen, Suresh Sriramulu
  • Patent number: 11302993
    Abstract: There is demand for a power storage device composition that: compared to past lithium compounds, can suppress development of conductivity caused by blue discoloration (reduction), even when used in a reducing atmosphere; and can inhibit the generation of gases, such as carbon dioxide gas, hydrogen gas, and fluoride gas, that has been a problem in past power storage devices during use and with aging. This power storage device composition is characterized by including, as a principal component, Li2TiO3 that has an x-ray diffraction pattern for which the intensity ratio (A/B) of the peak intensity (A) at a diffraction angle of 2?=18.4±0.1° and the peak intensity (B) at a diffraction angle of 2?=43.7±0.1° is at least 1.10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignees: TAYCA CORPORATION, NIPPON CHEMI-CON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryosuke Sugihara, Keiichi Watanabe, Satoru Tsumeda, Shuichi Ishimoto
  • Patent number: 11292748
    Abstract: The present invention relates to zirconium oxide powder for thermal spraying and a method for its manufacture. Furthermore, the present invention relates to thermal insulation layers, which are obtained using the zirconium oxide powder according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: HÖGANÄS GERMANY GMBH
    Inventor: Benno Gries
  • Patent number: 11296278
    Abstract: Fullerene derivative blends are described herein. The blends are useful in electronic applications such as, e.g., organic photovoltaic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: NANO-C, INC.
    Inventors: Henning Richter, Edward A. Jackson
  • Patent number: 11292926
    Abstract: An impregnate with antistatic properties for use in laminates or for coating wood-based panels is disclosed. A resin used for impregnating and/or coating paper may include carbon-based particles, at least one compound of the general formula (I) R1aR2bSiX(4-a-b), and/or hydrolysis products thereof. X is H, OH, or a hydrolysable moiety selected from the group including halogen, alkoxy, carboxy, amino, monoalkylamino or dialkylamino, aryloxy, acyloxy, or alkylcarbonyl. R1 is an organic moiety selected from the group including alkyl, aryl, or cycloalkyl, which may be interrupted by —O— or —NH—. R1 has at least one functional group Q1 selected from a group including a hydroxy-, amino, monoalkylamino, carboxy, mercapto, alkoxy, aldehyde, acrylic, acryloxy, methacrylic, methacryloxy, cyano, isocyano or epoxide group. R2 is a non-hydrolyzable organic moiety selected from the group including alkyl, aryl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl; a is 0, 1, 2, or 3, and b is 1, 2, 3, or 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Flooring Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Andreas Gier, Norbert Kalwa
  • Patent number: 11289639
    Abstract: Electrical, mechanical, computing, and/or other devices that include components formed of extremely low resistance (ELR) materials, including, but not limited to, modified ELR materials, layered ELR materials, and new ELR materials, are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Ambature, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas J. Gilbert, Y. Eugene Shteyn, Michael J. Smith, Joel Patrick Hanna, Paul Greenland, Brian Coppa, Forrest North
  • Patent number: 11289695
    Abstract: A positive electrode active material includes a lithium-rich lithium manganese-based oxide, wherein the lithium-rich lithium manganese-based oxide is represented by the following chemical formula (1), Li1+aNixCoyMnzMvO2-bAb??(1) wherein, 0<a?0.2, 0<x?0.4, 0<y?0.4, 0.5?z?0.9, 0?v?0.2, a+x+y+z+v=1, and 0?b?0.5; M is one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Al, Zr, Zn, Ti, Mg, Ga, In, Ru, Nb, and Sn; and A is one or more elements selected from the group consisting of P, N, F, S and Cl; wherein (i) lithium tungsten (W) compound, or the (i) lithium tungsten (W) compound and (ii) tungsten (W) compound are contained on the lithium-rich lithium manganese-based oxide; in an amount of 0.1% to 7% by weight based on the total weight of the positive electrode active material, wherein the (i) lithium tungsten (W) compound includes a composite of the (ii) tungsten (W) compound and a lithium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: Gi Beom Han, Jintae Hwang, Sungbin Park, Wang Mo Jung
  • Patent number: 11280681
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a flexible temperature sensor, a method for preparing the same, and a flexible device. The flexible temperature sensor includes: a flexible substrate; an electrode arranged on the flexible substrate; a mixed fluid arranged on the flexible substrate and in contact with the electrode, in which the mixed fluid includes an ionic liquid and porous conductive particles; and a protective plate arranged on a surface of the flexible substrate having the mixed fluid to protect the mixed fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinchao Bai, Xun Wang, Zumou Wu, Xiaolong Li, Tianyu Zuo, Xiangqian Ding
  • Patent number: 11276850
    Abstract: Methods of preparing Si-based anode slurries and anode made thereof are provided. Methods comprise coating silicon particles within a size range of 300-700 nm by silver and/or tin particles within a size range of 20-500 nm, mixing the coated silicon particles with conductive additives and binders in a solvent to form anode slurry, and preparing an anode from the anode slurry. Alternatively or complementarily, silicon particles may be milled in an organic solvent, and, in the same organic solvent, coating agent(s), conductive additive(s) and binder(s) may be added to the milled silicon particles—to form the Si-based anode slurry. Alternatively or complementarily, milled silicon particles may be mixed, in a first organic solvent, with coating agent(s), conductive additive(s) and binder(s)—to form the Si-based anode slurry. Disclosed methods simplify the anode production process and provide equivalent or superior anodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: STOREDOT LTD.
    Inventors: Eran Sella, Leora Shapiro, Rony Schwarz, Moria Koren, Maxim Kagan
  • Patent number: 11271209
    Abstract: A preparation method of a crosslinking-type aqueous binder for lithium-ion batteries. An organic carboxylic group-, amino group- or hydroxyl group-containing hydrophilic polymer, and a hydroxyl group-, amine group- or carboxyl group-containing water-soluble small-molecule crosslinker, both serve as starting materials of the aqueous binder, and can be crosslinked by esterification or amidation under coating and drying conditions of lithium-ion battery electrode slurry. The preparation method of the crosslinking-type aqueous binder is simple, without the need of modifying the current process or conditions for lithium-ion battery manufacture. The obtained electrodes have excellent binding capacity, flexibility, and elasticity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGZHOU INSTITUTE OF ENERGY CONVERSION, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
    Inventors: Lingzhi Zhang, Jing Su
  • Patent number: 11271197
    Abstract: Disclosed is a negative electrode material for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, including: a lithium silicate phase; silicon particles dispersed in the lithium silicate phase; and at least one element Me dispersed in the lithium silicate phase, and selected from the group consisting of a rare-earth element and an alkaline-earth metal. The composition of the lithium silicate phase is represented, for example, by the formula: Li2zSiO2+z, and satisfies 0<z<2, and the element Me is dispersed in the lithium silicate phase, for example, as an Me oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taisuke Asano, Yohei Uchiyama, Taisuke Yamamoto, Tatsuya Akira, Norihisa Yamamoto, Hiroshi Minami