Patents Examined by Mark Kopec
  • Patent number: 10998133
    Abstract: A dielectric material includes a layered metal oxide including a first layer having a positive charge and a second layer having a negative charge, wherein the first layer and the second layer are alternately disposed; a monolayered nanosheet; a nanosheet laminate of the monolayered nanosheets; or a combination thereof, wherein the dielectric material includes a two-dimensional layered material having a two-dimensional crystal structure, wherein the two-dimensional layered material is represented by Chemical Formula 1 X2[A(n?1)MnO(3n+1)]??Chemical Formula 1 wherein, in Chemical Formula 1, X is H, an alkali metal, a cationic polymer, or a combination thereof, A is Ca, Sr, La, Ta, or a combination thereof, M is La, Ta, Ti, or a combination thereof, and n?1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daejin Yang, Jong Wook Roh, Doh Won Jung, Chan Kwak, Hyungjun Kim, Woojin Lee
  • Patent number: 10998482
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a metal paste including: a first metal powder including nickel (Ni); a second metal powder including at least one selected from the group consisting of tin (Sn), zinc (Zn), bismuth (Bi), and indium (In); and a dispersing agent, and to a thermoelectric module which adopts a bonding technique using the metal paste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Dae Ki Lee, Dong-Sik Kim, Cheol-Hee Park
  • Patent number: 10998549
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the preparation of sodium-based solid compounds, such as sodium-based solid alloys and sodium-based crystalline phases by ball-milling using metallic sodium as starting material. The invention also relates to some sodium-based crystalline P?2-phases and to Na-based vanadium phosphates phases (Na(3+y)V2(PO4)3) with 0<y?3 and Na-based vanadium fluorophosphates phases (Na(3+z)V2(PO4)2F3) with 0<z?3, in particular Na4V2(PO4)2F3, obtained by such a process and to their use, as active material for positive electrode, in a Na-ion battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE, UNIVERSITE TOULOUSE III—PAUL SABATIER, SORBONNE UNIVERSITE, COLLEGE DE FRANCE
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Tarascon, Patrick Rozier, Biao Zhang, Romain Dugas
  • Patent number: 10991936
    Abstract: Provided is an anode composition for lithium ion batteries, comprising a) a silicon-based active material; b) a carboxyl-containing binder; and c) a silane coupling agent. Also provided are a process for preparing an anode for lithium ion batteries and a lithium ion battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Jun Yang, Yitian Bie, Jingjun Zhang, Yuqian Dou
  • Patent number: 10978642
    Abstract: A mixture consists of three or more organic compounds, wherein the molecular weight difference of any two organic compounds is less than 160 Dalton. In the mixture, the molar percentage of each organic compound is not less than 3% and not more than 90%, and the organic compounds all have at least one same or similar photoelectronic function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGZHOU CHINARAY OPTOELECTRONIC MATERIALS LTD.
    Inventors: Junyou Pan, Jiahui Tan
  • Patent number: 10966656
    Abstract: An electric conductive fiber structure includes an electric conductive resin containing electric conductive polymer(s), the electric conductive resin being filled in gaps between single fibers included in a fiber structure, the electric conductive fiber structure having 15% or more area ratio of the electric conductive resin present in an area of 15 to 30 ?m from a surface when a cross section in a thickness direction of the fiber structure is observed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignees: Toray Industries, Inc., Nagase ChemteX Corporation
    Inventors: Noriko Nagai, Keiji Takeda, Jun Kawakami, Hiroshi Nagata, Tatsuya Ohori
  • Patent number: 10971281
    Abstract: A polymer matrix composite containing graphene sheets homogeneously dispersed in a polymer matrix wherein the polymer matrix composite exhibits a percolation threshold from 0.0001% to 0.1% by volume of graphene sheets to form a 3D network of interconnected graphene sheets or network of electron-conducting pathways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Global Graphene Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-jun Lin, Bor Z. Jang
  • Patent number: 10968326
    Abstract: Minimum Federal Safety Standards for corrosion control on buried oil & gas pipelines stipulate that metallic pipes should be properly coated and have impressed-current cathodic protection (ICCP) systems in place to control the electrical potential field around a protected pipe. In certain examples described herein, electrically-conductive composites can be used and provide intrinsically-safe materials without the dielectric shielding issues of existing materials used with pipelines. As reacted by customary spray applications, the nanocomposite foams described herein are directly compatible with ICCP functionality wherever foam contacts the metallic pipe. Various compositions and their use with underground and/or above ground pipelines are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Phillips Intellectual Properties, LLC
    Inventor: Alan D Phillips
  • Patent number: 10964441
    Abstract: Conductive particles, articles including such particles, and methods of making such conductive particles, are provided; wherein the conductive particles include: a core particle including at least one of a glass, a glass-ceramic, or a metal; surface particles adhered to the core particle; and a metal coating disposed on at least a portion of the core and surface particles; wherein the core particle is larger than the surface particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Craig W. Lindsay, Kenton D. Budd, Dipankar Ghosh, Noah O. Shanti
  • Patent number: 10961127
    Abstract: A method for the production of 1T-transition metal dichalcogenide few-layer nanosheets and/or monolayer nanosheets comprising electrochemical intercalation of lithium ions into a negative electrode comprising a bulk 2H-transition metal dichalcogenide to provide an intercalated electrode, and an exfoliation step comprising contacting the intercalated electrode with a protic solvent to produce 1T-transition metal dichalcogenide few-layer nanosheets and/or monolayer nanosheets. An electrochemical capacitor comprising a composite electrode comprising 1T-MoS2 nanosheets and graphene, and a method of producing a composite electrode for use in an electrochemical capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: The University of Manchester
    Inventors: Robert Dryfe, Andinet Ejigu, Ian Kinloch
  • Patent number: 10954132
    Abstract: A method of preparing a boron allotrope-organic lateral heterostructural article includes providing an article comprising a substrate comprising a portion thereof coupled to a boron allotrope comprising an elemental boron layer; generating an organic compound vapor from a solid organic compound source, said organic compound vapor having a higher enthalpy of adsorption on said substrate compared to enthalpy of adsorption on said boron allotrope; and contacting said organic compound vapor with said article to selectively deposit said organic compound on a substrate portion not coupled to said boron allotrope to provide a heterostructural article comprising said organic compound and said boron allotrope laterally adjacent one to the other and providing a lateral interface one with the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Mark C. Hersam, Xiaolong Liu
  • Patent number: 10954184
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds of formula (I): wherein W is independently selected from the group consisting of H, F, Cl, Br and I; 10 X is independently selected from the group consisting of H, F, Cl, Br, I, CW3 and OR on the basis that at least one X is OR; R is independently selected from the group consisting of C(O) (CH2)m(CF2)nY and CW2C(CW2OC(O)(CH2)m(CF2)nY)3; m is an integer from 0 to 2; 15 n is an integer from 2 to 8; Y is C(Z)3; and Z is independently selected from the group consisting of H, F, Cl, Br and I. Such compounds may be utilised as lubricants, for example in heat transfer compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: MEXICHEM FLUOR S.A. DE C.V.
    Inventors: Robert Elliot Low, Andrew Paul Sharratt, Emma Jane Hodgson
  • Patent number: 10950795
    Abstract: Fullerene derivative blends are described herein. The blends are useful in electronic applications such as, e.g., organic photovoltaic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Nano-C, Inc.
    Inventors: Henning Richter, Edward A. Jackson
  • Patent number: 10941165
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a perovskite that includes A1-xA?xBX3, where A is a first cation, A? is a second cation, B is a third cation, X is a first anion, and 0<1?x?1. In some embodiments of the present disclosure, the perovskite may further include a second anion (X?) such that the perovskite includes A1-xA?xB(X1-zX?z)3, where 0<z?1. In some embodiments of the present disclosure, the perovskite may further include a fourth cation (A*) such that the perovskite includes A1-x-yA?xA*yB(X1-zX?z)3, where 0<y?1. In some embodiments of the present disclosure, the perovskite may further include a fifth cation (B?) such that the perovskite includes A1-x-yA?xA*yB1-aB?a(X1-zX?z)3, where 0<a?1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Matthew Luther, Abhijit Hazarika
  • Patent number: 10934432
    Abstract: Disclosed is a conductive polyamide resin composition that excels not only in electroconductivity, but also in fuel resistance, particularly resistance against alcohol-containing fuel, and further excels in fluidity and moldability, and is capable of yielding a molded article with high impact resistance, the conductive polyamide resin composition including: 84 to 40% by mass of a polyamide resin (A); 5 to 30% by mass of conductive carbon black (B); 3 to 30% by mass of an ethylene-?-olefin copolymer (C) that has a reactive functional group capable of reacting with a terminal group of polyamide resin and/or an amido group on a principal chain of polyamide resin; and 1 to 20% by mass of a conductive polyethylene resin (D).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuji Kubota, Nobuhiro Yoshimura, Yuhei Fukumoto, Kazuki Iwamura, Kiyofumi Sakai, Osamu Mabuchi
  • Patent number: 10923722
    Abstract: Composites of silicon and various porous scaffold materials, such as carbon material comprising micro-, meso- and/or macropores, and methods for manufacturing the same are provided. The compositions find utility in various applications, including electrical energy storage electrodes and devices comprising the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: GROUP14 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Avery J. Sakshaug, Henry R. Costantino, Aaron M. Feaver, Leah A. Thompkins, Katharine Geramita, Benjamin E. Kron, Sarah Fredrick, Farshid Afkhami, Adam Strong
  • Patent number: 10923608
    Abstract: A conductive paste for a solar cell, a solar cell and a manufacturing method thereof, and a solar cell module are provided. The conductive paste for a solar cell includes a silver powder, a glass, an organic vehicle, and a tellurium alloy compound, wherein the tellurium alloy compound has a melting point at least 300° C. higher than the softening point of the glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: GIGA SOLAR MATERIALS CORP.
    Inventors: Chih-Hsien Yeh, Pi-Yu Hsin, Chung-Chieh Cheng, Yu-Shuo Yang
  • Patent number: 10919880
    Abstract: Organic molecules are provided that exhibit emission maxima in the blue, sky-blue or green spectral range. The organic molecules exhibit emission maxima between 420 nm and 520 nm, preferably between 440 nm and 495 nm, more preferably between 450 nm and 470 nm. The photoluminescence quantum yields of the organic molecules are 20% or more. The molecules exhibit thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF). The molecules can be used in an optoelectronic device, for example an organic light-emitting diode (OLED), leading to higher efficiencies of the device. Corresponding OLEDs have a higher stability than OLEDs with known emitter materials and comparable color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: CYNORA GMBH
    Inventor: Daniel Zink
  • Patent number: 10916705
    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: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignees: Merck Patent GmbH, Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Edgar Boehm, Anja Gerhard, Dietmar Kunkel, Volker Hilarius, Uchida Masahiro, Sonoyama Takuya, Takei Shuichi, Imamura Koji
  • Patent number: 10906811
    Abstract: A composition includes a few-layer phosphorene nanomaterial comprising at least one of mono-, bi-, and n-layer phosphorene nanosheets, where n is an integer selected from 3 to 6; deoxygenated water; and at least one amphiphilic surface active component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Mark C. Hersam, Joohoon Kang, Joshua D. Wood