Patents Examined by Matthew E Hoban
  • Patent number: 10837077
    Abstract: The present invention provides steel sheet excellent in cold formability and ductility after heat treatment and a method for production thereof. The steel sheet of the present invention is steel sheet which has a chemical composition containing, by mass %, C: 0.10 to 0.40%, Si: 0.30 to 1.00%, Mn: 0.30 to 1.00%, Al: 0.001 to 0.10%, P: 0.0001 to 0.02%, and S: 0.0001 to 0.01% and having a balance of Fe and impurities, which steel sheet characterized in that a ratio (B/A) of the number of carbides at the ferrite grain boundaries (B) to the number of carbides inside the ferrite grains (A) is over 1, a ferrite grain size is 5 ?m to 50 ?m, an average grain size of carbides is 0.4 ?m to 2.0 ?m, a pearlite area ratio is 6% or less, and a Vicker's hardness is 120 HV to 170 HV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuo Hikida, Ken Takata, Kengo Takeda, Motonori Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10837075
    Abstract: A hot rolled and annealed ferritic stainless steel sheet includes a composition that contains, on a mass percent basis, 0.015% or less of C, 1.00% or less of Si, 1.00% or less of Mn, 0.040% or less of P, 0.010% or less of S, 12.0% or more and 23.0% or less of Cr, 0.20% or more and 1.00% or less of Al, 0.020% or less of N, 1.00% or more and 2.00% or less of Cu, and 0.30% or more and 0.65% or less of Nb, Si and Al being contained so as to satisfy expression (1) described below, the balance being Fe and incidental impurities, and the hot rolled and annealed ferritic stainless steel sheet having a Vickers hardness less than 205, Si?Al (1) (where in expression (1), Si represents the content of Si (% by mass), and Al represents the content of Al (% by mass)).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuyuki Nakamura, Hiroki Ota, Chikara Kami
  • Patent number: 10822679
    Abstract: Provided is a stainless steel product having a chemical composition consisting of C: less than 0.05%, Si: 4.0 to 7.0%, Mn: 1.50% or less, P: 0.030% or less, S: 0.030% or less, Cr: 10.0 to 20.0%, Ni: 11.0 to 17.0%, Cu: 0.15 to 1.5%, Mo: 0.15 to 1.5%, Nb: 0.5 to 1.2%, Sol. Al: 0 to 0.10%, Mg: 0 to 0.01%, and balance Fe and impurities, wherein MgO.Al2O3 inclusions constitute an area fraction of 0.02% or less. This stainless steel product has excellent corrosion resistance to hot concentrated sulfuric acid of approximately 93 to 99% concentration, for example, and also is economically advantageous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventors: Hideya Kaminaka, Shinya Yamamoto, Hiroshi Kamio, Kouichi Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10815555
    Abstract: A heat-resistant, austenitic cast steel having excellent thermal fatigue properties, comprising by mass 0.3-0.6% of C, 0.5-3% of Si, 0.5-2% of Mn, 15-30% of Cr, 6-30% of Ni, 0.6-5% of Nb, 0.01-0.5% of N, and 0.01-0.5% of S, C/N being 4-7, and the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities; and a ratio A/B of a Cr-carbide-forming index A to a Nb-carbide-forming index B being 0.6-1.7, wherein A and B are expressed by the formula (1) of A=8.5C?Nb+0.05Cr+0.65Ni?5, and the formula (2) of B=7.8Nb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hirofumi Kimura, Tomonori Namito, Susumu Katsuragi, Junji Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 10815424
    Abstract: Present invention provides a process for the synthesis of size and composition tunable colloidal PbMgS core and PbMgS/MS core shell quantum dots emitting in the near infrared (NIR) region of the spectrum in a single operation in a continuous flow reactor. M includes at least one of Cd, Mg, Zn and Cu metals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventors: Leyla Dogan, Pinar Dagtepe, Ibrahim Hocaoglu, Osman Vedat Akgun, Havva Yagci Acar
  • Patent number: 10807865
    Abstract: A method of making a nanocrystal includes slowly infusing a M-containing compound and a X donor into a mixture including a nanocrystal core, thereby forming an overcoating including M and X on the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Ou Chen, Moungi G. Bawendi
  • Patent number: 10800966
    Abstract: Pyrazoline-based fluorophores and plastic scintillators incorporating the fluorophores are described. The fluorophores include 1,3,5-triaryl substituted pyrazolines. A fluorophore of a plastic scintillator can be a 1-phenyl-4,5-1H-dihydroyrazole having the structure: in which R1 and R2 are independently selected from a heteroaryl group including one or more of an oxygen, selenium or sulfur atom in the ring; an aryl halide group; or a phenyl alkyl including a C1 to C18 saturated or unsaturated alkyl that optionally includes a reactive functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignees: Clemson University Research Foundation, Institute of Organic Chemistry, National Academy of Science of Ukraine
    Inventors: Valery N. Bliznyuk, Ayman F. Seliman, Timothy A. DeVol, Nadezhda A. Derevyanko, Alexander A. Ishchenko
  • Patent number: 10797215
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus related to graded thermoelectric materials. In one aspect, a method includes providing a plurality of nanostructures. The plurality of nanostructures comprise a thermoelectric material, with nanostructures of the plurality of nanostructures having first ligands disposed on surfaces of the nanostructures. The plurality of nanostructures is deposited on a substrate to form a layer. The layer is contacted with a solution containing second ligands. A ligand exchange process occurs where some of the first ligands disposed on the plurality of nanostructures are replaced with the second ligands. A first region of the layer is removed from contact with the solution so that the ligand exchange process does not occur in the first region of the layer, with the ligand exchange process occurring in the layer in contact with the solution. The layer is then removed from contact with the solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Boris Russ, David Brown, Jared Lynch, Tristan Day, Nelson E. Coates, Ayaskanta Sahu, Jason D. Forster, Jeffrey Snyder, Jeffrey J. Urban, Rachel A. Segalman
  • Patent number: 10781368
    Abstract: A fluoride phosphor includes fluoride particles represented by AxMFy:Mnz4+ where A is at least one selected from lithium (Li), sodium (Na), potassium (K), rubidium (Rb), and cesium (Cs), M is at least one selected from silicon (Si), titanium (Ti), zirconium (Zr), hafnium (Hf), germanium (Ge) and tin (Sn), a compositional ratio x of A satisfies 2?x?3, and a compositional ratio y of F satisfies 4?y?7; and an organic material physically adsorbed onto surfaces of the fluoride particles to allow the fluoride particles to have hydrophobicity. The fluoride particles have a concentration of Mn4+ gradually reduced from respective centers to respective surfaces of the fluoride particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: Jong Won Park, Woon Seok Kim, Tae Hoon Kim, Ji Ho You, Chul Soo Yoon
  • Patent number: 10774405
    Abstract: Steel has a chemical composition that contains 0.050% to 0.40% of C, 0.50% to 3.0% of Si, 3.0% to 8.0% of Mn, and 0.001% to 3.0% of sol. Al, by mass %, and has a metallographic structure that contains 10% to 40% of austenite in terms of % by volume. The average concentration of C in austenite is 0.30% by 0.60%, by mass %, structure uniformity, which is represented by a value obtained by subtracting the minimum value from the maximum value of Vickers hardness that is measured, in the metallographic structure is 30 Hv or less, and the tensile strength is 900 MPa to 1800 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventors: Koutarou Hayashi, Akira Seki, Kazuya Mishio, Shuhei Shimokawa
  • Patent number: 10767109
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing a carbonaceous luminescent material in which a polycarboxylic-acid-containing starting material, an acid catalyst, and a solvent are mixed together and heated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: Tadayuki Isaji, Naoki Otani, Masahiro Ueda, Takayoshi Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 10766786
    Abstract: A Co2Z hexaferrite composition is provided containing molybdenum and one or both of barium and strontium, having the formula (Ba2Sr(3-Z)Co(2+X))MoxFe(y-2x)O41 where x=0.01 to 0.20; y=20 to 24; and z=0 to 3. The composition can exhibit high permeabilities and equal or substantially equal values of permeability and permittivity while retaining low magnetic and dielectric loss tangents and loss factors. The composition is suitable for high frequency applications such as ultrahigh frequency and microwave antennas and other devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: Yajie Chen, Vincent Harris
  • Patent number: 10759992
    Abstract: A semiconductor nanocrystal and a preparation method thereof, where the semiconductor nanocrystal include a bare semiconductor nanocrystal and a water molecule directly bound to the bare semiconductor nanocrystal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventors: Eun-Joo Jang, Seok-Hwan Hong, Shin-Ae Jun, Hyo-Sook Jang
  • Patent number: 10759995
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing a composite-fluoride fluorescent material represented by the general formula A2MF6:Mn4+ (wherein A is at least one alkali metal element including K; M is one or more metallic elements including at least Si or Ge and selected from among Si, Ge, Sn, Ti, Zr, and Hf; F is fluorine; and Mn is manganese). With the production process, it is possible to obtain a fluorescent material which is high in absorptance, internal quantum efficiency, and external quantum efficiency and has excellent optical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventors: Masayoshi Ichikawa, Ryosuke Kondo, Hideyuki Emoto, Motoi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10754081
    Abstract: A remote phosphor package according to the present invention includes a green emitting quantum dot material and a Mn4+ doped phosphor of formula I, dispersed in a host matrix wherein A is Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, or combinations thereof; M is Si, Ge, Sn, Ti, Zr, Al, Ga, In, Sc, Y, La, Nb, Ta, Bi, Gd, or combinations thereof; x is an absolute value of a charge of the [MFy] ion; and y is 5, 6 or 7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: James Edward Murphy
  • Patent number: 10745772
    Abstract: The present invention provides an age hardening type bainitic microalloyed steel having a composition which includes, in terms of mass %: 0.06-0.35% of C; 0.01-2.00% of Si; 0.10-3.00% of Mn; 0.001-0.200% of S; 0.001-2.00% of Cu; 0.40-3.00% of Ni; 0.10-3.00% of Cr; 0.10-1.00% of Mo; 0.10-1.00% of V; and 0.001-0.100% of s-Al, with the remainder being Fe and unavoidable impurities, and which satisfies a value of the following expression (1) to be 20 or larger and a value of the following expression (2) to be 0.82 or larger: 3×[C]+10×[Mn]+2×[Cu]+2×[Ni]+12×[Cr]+9×[Mo]+2×[V]??expression (1); 1.66×[C]+0.18×[Si]+0.27×[Mn]+0.09×[Ni]+0.32×[Cr]+0.34×[Mo]+0.44×[V]??expression (2), in which each [ ] in the expression (1) and the expression (2) indicates a content of the element shown therein in terms of mass %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventors: Yuuki Tanaka, Makoto Haritani, Takahiro Miyazaki, Kouji Morita, Yoshihiro Tanimura, Toshimasa Ito, Tadashi Nishiwaki, Tomomitsu Fukuoka
  • Patent number: 10739349
    Abstract: The present invention provides, among other aspects, stabilized chromophoric nanoparticles. In certain embodiments, the chromophoric nanoparticles provided herein are rationally functionalized with a pre-determined number of functional groups. In certain embodiments, the stable chromophoric nanoparticles provided herein are modified with a low density of functional groups. In yet other embodiments, the chromophoric nanoparticles provided herein are conjugated to one or more molecules. Also provided herein are methods for making rationally functionalized chromophoric nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: University of Washington through its Center for Commercialization
    Inventors: Daniel T. Chiu, Changfeng Wu, Xuanjun Zhang, Jiangbo Yu, Fangmao Ye
  • Patent number: 10724113
    Abstract: The disclosed flat steel products have optimal mechanical properties such as high strength and good toughness, but are also well-suited for welding and other manufacturing processes. The steel products may have a ferrite-free microstructure with at least 95% by volume martensite and bainite, with a martensite content of at least 5% by volume, and no more than 5% by volume residual austenite and unavoidable microstructure constituents from the production process. In addition to iron and unavoidable impurities, a composition of the flat steel products may include in percent by weight: 0.08%-0.10% C, 0.015%-0.50% Si, 1.20%-2.00% Mn, 0.020%-0.040% Al, 0.30%-1.00% Cr, 0.20-0.30% Mo, 0.020-0.030% Nb, 0.0015-0.0025% B, up to 0.025% P, up to 0.010% S, and up to 0.006% N. Impurities can include up to 0.12% Cu, up to 0.090% Ni, up to 0.0030% Ti, up to 0.009% V, up to 0.0090% Co, up to 0.004% Sb, and up to 0.0009% W.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG
    Inventors: Andreas Kern, Elena Schaffnit, Hans-Joachim Tschersich
  • Patent number: 10722985
    Abstract: A method for assessing the structural quality of three-dimensional components which are produced by laser sintering or laser melting. The component is produced by the successive solidification of individual layers of a construction material solidified by the action of radiation, by sintering or fusing the construction material. The fusion region is captured by a sensor device and sensor values for evaluating the quality of the component are derived therefrom. The sensor values with the co-ordinate values which localize the sensor values in the component are stored with a division of the calculated sensor values into values which are critical to the structural quality of the component and non-critical values to said quality and with a representation of those values critical to the structural quality of the component as to their distance from a reference point lying or arranged in the region of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Concept Laser GmbH
    Inventor: Frank Herzog
  • Patent number: 10723942
    Abstract: A quantum dot-polymer composite including a polymer matrix; and a plurality of quantum dots dispersed in the polymer matrix, wherein the quantum dot includes a core including a first semiconductor material; and a shell including a second semiconductor material disposed on the core, wherein the quantum dot is cadmium-free, wherein the shell has at least two branches and at least one valley portion connecting the at least two branches, and wherein the first semiconductor material is different from the second semiconductor material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventors: Shin Ae Jun, Taekhoon Kim, Garam Park, Yong Seok Han, Eun Joo Jang, Hyo Sook Jang, Tae Won Jeong, Shang Hyeun Park