Patents Examined by Mark Kopec
  • Patent number: 10580576
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic electronic component includes: a body part including dielectric layers and internal electrodes disposed to face each other with respective dielectric layers interposed therebetween; and external electrodes disposed on an outer surface of the body part and electrically connected to the internal electrodes. The dielectric layer includes grains including: a semiconductive or conductive grain core region containing a base material represented by ABO3, where A is at least one of Ba, Sr, and Ca, and B is at least one of Ti, Zr, and Hf, and a doping material including a rare earth element; and an insulating grain shell region enclosing the grain core region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Woo Kim, Chang Hak Choi, Kang Heon Hur, Seok Hyun Yoon, Seung Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 10570054
    Abstract: A composition for solar cell electrodes includes a conductive powder, a glass frit, and an organic vehicle. The glass frit contains about 20 mol % to about 40 mol % of an alkali metal, about 20 mol % to about 30 mol % of zinc (Zn), and about 7 mol % to about 20 mol % of magnesium (Mg) in terms of oxide content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryun Min Heo, Young Kwon Koo, Sang Hoon Yoo, Jung Chul Lee, Ye Jin Kim, Chul Kyu Kim, Sung Eun Lee, Ji Seon Lee
  • Patent number: 10570356
    Abstract: A single dose pack includes a container including a water-soluble film and a single dose laundry detergent composition encapsulated within the container. The single dose laundry detergent composition includes about 0.01 to about 0.5 weight percent of zinc ricinoleate based on a total weight of the composition, about 0.07 to about 2.7 weight percent of sodium iminodisuccinate based on a total weight of the composition, and about 2.7 to about 35 weight percent of a non-aqueous solvent based on a total weight of the composition. The composition also includes water and about 35 to about 75 weight percent of a surfactant based on a total weight of the composition. The composition has a water activity of from about 0.45 to about 0.8 measured at about 25° C. and has a turbidity of less than about 25 NTU measured after ageing at about 75° F. for about 24 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventor: Daniel T. Piorkowski
  • Patent number: 10563020
    Abstract: A method for producing a conductive polymer-containing dispersion, the method including a polymerization step of subjecting a monomer that is to be a constitutional unit of a conjugated conductive polymer to a polymerization reaction in a mixed solution containing the monomer, a polyanion, and a dispersion medium to produce a polymerized product; and a dispersion treatment step of performing a dispersion treatment on a reaction solution obtained in the polymerization step to prepare a dispersion of the polymerized product, wherein a dispersion medium is added one or more times at any point in time from after the polymerization step to during the dispersion treatment step to make a mass concentration (B) of the polymerized product in the dispersion after the dispersion treatment step lower than a mass concentration (A) of the polymerized product in the reaction solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Miyo Fujita, Motoaki Araki, Takashi Ohkubo
  • Patent number: 10566548
    Abstract: An image sensor includes at least a first electrode, a second electrode, an organic photoelectric conversion layer, and a carrier blocking layer. The carrier blocking layer is formed of a material having the following structural formula (1), and has a thickness of from 5×10?9 to 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuharu Ujiie, Masaki Murata, Yuya Kumagai, Hideaki Mogi, Shintarou Hirata
  • Patent number: 10550231
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a masterbatch for use in a process of preparing a composite material comprising a blend of a first semi-crystalline polymer with at least 5 wt % carbon nanotubes. Good dispersion of the carbon nanotube is obtained within the masterbatch and evidenced by the blending of the masterbatch with a second semi-crystalline polymer miscible with the first one in respective proportions to obtain a composite material containing about 1 wt % of carbon nanotubes wherein said composite material yields an agglomerate area fraction U % lower than 2 and a surface resistivity lower than 105 ohm/sq.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: TOTAL RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY FELUY
    Inventors: Dimitri Rousseaux, Olivier Lhost, Philippe Lodefier, Eddi Scandino
  • Patent number: 10550291
    Abstract: Oxidation-resistant electrically-conductive metal particles (ORCMP) are disclosed. ORCMPs are comprised of a base-metal core, an oxidation-resistant first shell, and an optional conductive second shell. ORCMPs are low cost alternatives to silver particles in metal fillers for low-temperature, electrically-conductive adhesives. Adhesives including ORCMPs, organic vehicles, and optional conductive metal particles such as silver were formulated to yield conductive films upon curing at low temperatures. Such films can be used in many electronic devices where low-temperature, low cost films are needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Brian E. Hardin, Stephen T. Connor, Craig H. Peters
  • Patent number: 10553870
    Abstract: The present invention industrially provides: a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery having a high energy density and high cycling characteristics; a cathode active material for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery having a high packing efficiency; and a nickel manganese containing composite hydroxide having a small particle size, a narrow particle size distribution, and a high sphericity. When producing the nickel manganese containing composite hydroxide by a crystallization reaction using material solution where metal compounds including nickel and manganese dissolve, a nucleation process is performed in a non-oxidizing atmosphere by stirring an aqueous solution for nucleation, that includes the quantity of the material solution corresponding to 0.6% to 5.0% of the whole amount of substance of metal element included in a metal compound used for the overall crystallization reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haruki Kaneda, Takaaki Ando, Ryozo Ushio
  • Patent number: 10550003
    Abstract: Articles comprising a boron allotrope and an organic compound having a lateral interface one with the other, together with method(s) of preparation of such articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Mark C. Hersam, Xiaolong Liu
  • Patent number: 10544359
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing a semiconductor nanocrystal siloxane composite resin composition, and a cured product using the same. In the preparation method, the semiconductor nanocrystals are added during a non-hydrolytic sol-gel condensation reaction for forming a siloxane structure so that a siloxane resin having a dense inorganic network, which includes a siloxane bond, is encapsulated and thus is dispersed in the semiconductor nanocrystals through a chemical interaction and a chemical bond, thereby preventing a reduction in inherent characteristics (quantum efficiency) of the semiconductor nanocrystals resulting from an external oxidizing environment. Accordingly, when the curing of the resin composition is carried out, a cured product, which can be applied to various applications including a semiconductor nanocrystal siloxane composite having excellent reliability, can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Byeong-Soo Bae, Hwea Yoon Kim, Junho Jang
  • Patent number: 10547059
    Abstract: An anode composition, an alkali battery, a method of making a battery anode, and a method of making a battery, wherein the anode comprises a zinc or zinc alloy and a surfactant of formula (I): wherein R1, R2, and R3 are each individually selected from hydrogen, C1-C12 alkyl, and aryl; y is null or 1, x is an integer from 2 to 30, n is an integer from 2 to 6, and M is hydrogen or an alkali metal; provided that: when two of R1, R2, and R3 are hydrogen, at least one of R1, R2, and R3 is a C4-C12 alkyl or aryl; or, when each of R1, R2, and R3 are alkyl or aryl, at least one of R1, R2, and R3 comprises a C2-C12 alkyl or aryl; or when R1 is hydrogen, then (a) each of R2 and R3 comprises a C2-C12 alkyl or aryl or (b) at least one of R2 and R3 comprises a C3-C12 alkyl or aryl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: DURACELL U.S. OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Michael Sliger
  • Patent number: 10546664
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a stretchable conductor that can be used to form a film having good repeated stretching durability, a garment-type election device that has a wire using the stretchable conductor, and a method for producing the same. Conductive particles, preferably silver particles, a predetermined quantity of a specific barium sulfate, and a flexible resin component are mixed together to obtain a stretchable conductor composition. A sheet made from the stretchable conductor composition thus obtained has a low initial conductivity, and a high conductivity retention rate when repeatedly stretched. By cutting the stretchable conductor composition into a predetermined shape and affixing the composition to fabric or the like that constitutes a garment, it is possible to achieve a garment-type device having electrical wiring with high stretchability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiromichi Yonekura, Satoshi Imahashi, Michihiko Irie, Takashi Kondo, Maki Kinami
  • Patent number: 10544317
    Abstract: Thermoformable inks and coatings, such as conductive inks and coatings, are provided. These inks and coatings can be used in printed electronic thermoformed devices. These conductive inks and coatings are suitable to be used as one or more printed layers of a printed electronic device printed with multiple layers of inks and/or coatings (printed stacked array). Methods of fabricating printed electronic devices using the thermoformable inks and coatings are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Sun Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Maura Mostowy-Gallagher, John Watson
  • Patent number: 10541412
    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 silicon particles, the silicon particles having an average particle size between about 10 nm and about 40 ?m, wherein the silicon particles have surface coatings comprising silicon carbide or a mixture of carbon and silicon carbide, and greater than 0% and less than about 90% by weight of one or more types of carbon phases, wherein at least one of the one or more types of carbon phases is a substantially continuous phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Enevate Corporation
    Inventors: Wei Wang, Benjamin Yong Park, Ian Russell Browne
  • Patent number: 10541416
    Abstract: Provided is a binder for lithium ion secondary battery positive electrodes, which is capable of providing a positive electrode for lithium ion secondary batteries with excellent high-rate discharge characteristics. A binder for lithium ion secondary battery positive electrodes, which contains a binder resin and 500 ppm or less of an oil-soluble radical initiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhito Ushijima, Junichi Fujishige, Shun Hashimoto, Yuji Kinpara
  • Patent number: 10533098
    Abstract: A conductive paste having excellent electroconductivity and thermal conductivity is provided. A conductive paste comprising a conductive filler comprising a copper alloy powder comprising at least one transition metal belonging to group 8 to group 10 of the periodic table, and a carbon allotrope covering a surface of the copper alloy powder; and a binder resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shigekatsu Ohnishi
  • Patent number: 10526539
    Abstract: A polymerizable liquid crystal composition is presented which can form a polymer that allows formation of a uniform homeotropic alignment even without forming an alignment film on the supporting substrate and has excellent chemical strengths such as heat resistance and solvent resistance. The polymerizable liquid crystal composition includes at least one type of polyfunctional polymerizable liquid crystal compound and a cardo-type fluorene monomer, wherein based on a total amount of the polyfunctional polymerizable liquid crystal compound, a content of a monofunctional polymerizable liquid compound is less than 5.0% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignees: JNC CORPORATION, JNC PETROCHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nagahisa Miyagawa
  • Patent number: 10529873
    Abstract: The invention discloses an aging resistant backside silver paste used for the crystalline silicon solar cells and a preparation method thereof. The paste comprises 40-50 parts by weight of silver powder, 1-10 parts by weight of nanosized copper powder, 2-10 parts by weight of lead-free glass powder, 35-55 parts by weight of organic binder, 1-5 parts by weight of other additives. The preparation method comprises the following steps: preparation of an organic binder; preparation of lead-free glass powder and preparation of an aging resistant backside silver paste. Application of the aging resistant backside silver paste used for crystalline silicon solar cells prepared in the invention may results in a dense electrode conductive layer, excellent welding properties and a distinct advantage in aging resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: NANTONG T-SUN NEW ENERGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Peng Zhu
  • Patent number: 10529486
    Abstract: A conductive paste for an external electrode that includes a conductive metal powder; a glass frit having an average particle diameter D50 of not more than 0.8 ?m and having a flat shape with an average flatness of 1.5 to 5.5; and a binder resin. A method of manufacturing an electronic component includes preparing an electronic component element; applying the conductive paste for an external electrode onto an outer surface of the electronic component element; and baking the applied conductive paste to form an external electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Nishisaka
  • Patent number: 10529927
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an organic thin film transistor having excellent carrier mobility and excellent atmospheric stability, a novel compound, an organic thin film transistor material, an organic semiconductor film, an organic thin film transistor composition, and a method of manufacturing an organic thin film transistor using this. The organic thin film transistor according to the present invention has an organic semiconductor film containing a compound represented by Formula (1) or (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignees: FUJIFILM Corporation, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Eiji Fukuzaki, Hiroaki Tsuyama, Masashi Koyanagi, Yoshihisa Usami, Tetsuya Watanabe, Toshihiro Okamoto, Junichi Takeya