Patents Examined by Matthew R Diaz
  • Patent number: 11028303
    Abstract: Sodium-tin and sodium-tin-lead compositions have been identified and created that exhibit better reactivity characteristics (i.e., are less reactive) than sodium metal under the same conditions, making these compositions safer alternatives to sodium metal for use as a coolant. These compositions include compositions having at least 90% sodium (Na), from 0-10% lead (Pb) and the balance being tin (Sn).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: TerraPower, LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Corbin, Kevin Kramer, Christopher M. Regan, James M. Vollmer
  • Patent number: 11024438
    Abstract: A chalcogen-containing compound of the following Chemical Formula 1 which exhibits excellent phase stability even at a low temperature, particularly at a temperature corresponding to an operating temperature of a thermoelectric element, and also exhibits a significantly superior power factor and thermoelectric performance index due to its excellent electrical conductivity and low thermal conductivity caused by its unique crystal lattice structure, a method for preparing the same, and a thermoelectric element including the same. [Chemical Formula 1]—V1-2xSn4Bi2-xAg3xSe7, wherein V is vacancy and 0<x<0.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Min Kyoung Kim, Yu Ho Min, Cheol Hee Park, Kyung Moon Ko, Chee Sung Park, Myung Jin Jung
  • Patent number: 10981857
    Abstract: The present invention provides a production method of ?-fluoroacrylate ester, a composition containing a highly-pure fluorocyclopropane derivative and a composition containing highly-pure ?-fluoroacrylate ester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: AGC INC.
    Inventors: Takashi Akiya, Mitsugu Kasagawa, Naoki Ichinokawa, Yu Onozaki, Satoshi Kawaguchi, Yusuke Tomiyori, Arata Yasuda
  • Patent number: 10984920
    Abstract: A concentrated dispersion of nanometric silver particles, and a method of producing the dispersion, the dispersion including a first solvent; a plurality of nanometric silver particles, in which a majority are single-crystal silver particles, the plurality of nanometric silver particles having an average secondary particle size (d50) within a range of 30 to 300 nanometers, the particles disposed within the solvent; and at least one dispersant; wherein a concentration of the silver particles within the dispersion is within a range of 30% to 75%, by weight, and wherein a concentration of the dispersant is within a range of 0.2% to 30% of the concentration of the silver particles, by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: P.V. Nano Cell Ltd.
    Inventors: Fernando De La Vega, Ganit Shter Bar Joshua, Semyon Melamed, Reuven Geva, Moshe Link
  • Patent number: 10985326
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds according to formula 1: suitable for use as a layer material for electronic devices, and to an organic semiconductor layer comprising at least one compound according to formula 1, as well as to an organic electronic device comprising at least one organic semiconductor layer thereof, and a method of manufacturing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Novaled GmbH
    Inventors: Benjamin Schulze, Regina Luschtinetz, Domagoj Pavicic
  • Patent number: 10974223
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a method for producing a water-absorbent resin in powder form or particle form, which has excellent physical properties such as water absorption performance and the like, at high productivity. [Solution] A method for producing a water-absorbent resin includes: a polymerization step of polymerizing a monomer, which is a raw material of the water-absorbent resin, to obtain a hydrous gel crosslinked polymer dispersed in an organic solvent; and a separation step of separating the organic solvent and the hydrous gel crosslinked polymer. The separation step includes transfer, compression, and discharge of the hydrous gel crosslinked polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tokio Shuto, Motohiro Imura, Shin-Ichi Fujino, Koji Honda, Ryota Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 10978216
    Abstract: A conductive film of the present invention includes an elastomer and a flake-like carbon material. An amount of the flake-like carbon material in the conductive film is 20 parts by mass or more and 60 parts by mass or less when a total solid content excluding a conductive agent is 100 parts by mass. A gloss level of a surface of the conductive film measured at an incidence angle of 20° is more than 0.4% and less than 10%. A method for producing a conductive film of the present invention includes the steps of preparing a liquid composition including an elastomer, a conductive agent including at least one of graphite powder and expanded graphite powder, and a solvent; subjecting the liquid composition to a grinding treatment using a wet jet mill; and applying the liquid composition after the grinding treatment to a base material, and curing the coating film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yutaro Taguchi, Hiroaki Ito, Yusaku Takagaki
  • Patent number: 10950849
    Abstract: Hybrid materials and nanocomposite materials, methods of making and using such materials. The nanoparticles of the nanocomposite are formed in situ during pyrolysis of a hybrid material comprising metal precursor compounds. The nanoparticles are uniformly distributed in the carbon matrix of the nanocomposite. The nanocomposite materials can be used in devices such as, for example, electrodes and on-chip inductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Cornell University
    Inventors: Lynden A. Archer, Zichao Yang, Shyamal Kumar Das
  • Patent number: 10950363
    Abstract: An active material having a high capacity for negative electrodes of nonaqueous secondary batteries is provided by pyrolysis of a composite resin (A) which has a silanol group and/or a hydrolysable silyl group and which contains a polysiloxane segment (a1) and a polymer segment (a2) other than the polysiloxane segment (a1), and furthermore, a negative electrode using the above active material and a nonaqueous secondary battery including the above negative electrode are also provided. In addition, by pyrolysis of a dispersion liquid obtained from the composite resin (A), silicon particles, and an organic solvent, an active material having a high capacity for negative electrodes of nonaqueous secondary batteries is provided, and furthermore, a negative electrode using the above active material and a nonaqueous secondary battery including the above negative electrode are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Miki, Yasuhiro Takada, Shinichi Nonaka, Masami Ookuma, Kiyoo Kamei, Toshinori Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 10898424
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a blend comprising palmitoyl tripeptide-5, an algae extract, panthenol, water and optionally pullulan and/or sodium hyaluronate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Mathias Gempeler, Dominik Imfeld, Dirk Weber, Dominique Crestia
  • Patent number: 10902969
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an organic semiconductor composition that may form an organic thin film transistor having excellent hysteresis characteristics while high carrier mobility is maintained. Another object of the present invention is to provide an organic semiconductor film, an organic thin film transistor, and a method of manufacturing an organic thin film transistor. An organic semiconductor composition according to the present invention includes: a compound X having a molecular weight of 2,000 or greater and having a repeating unit represented by Formula (1); and a low molecular weight compound Y represented by Formula (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yosuke Yamamoto, Fumiko Tamakuni
  • Patent number: 10887999
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a mounting body comprising: a mounting step of mounting an electronic component onto a wiring board via an anisotropic conductive film containing a binder having an epoxy resin as a primary constituent and conductive particles having a compressive hardness (K) of 500 kgf/mm2 or more when compressively deformed by 10%, wherein a relation between a thickness (A) of the binder and an average particle diameter (B) is 0.6?B/A?1.5 and an elastic modulus of the binder after curing is 50 MPa or more at 100° C.; and a remounting step of mechanically peeling to detach the electronic component and the wiring board in the case of a problem occurring in mounting of the mounting step and reusing the wiring board to perform the mounting step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasunobu Yamada, Morio Sekiguchi, Susumu Kumakura
  • Patent number: 10879530
    Abstract: The present invention provides an anode material of nano-silicon. The anode material has multilayer-graphene as a carrier and is coated with silicon suboxide and with an amorphous carbon layer. The anode material has multilayer-graphene to serve as a carrier, nano-silicon which is adsorbed on the multilayer-graphene and both the multilayer-graphene and the nano-silicon serve as a core, silicon suboxide and the amorphous carbon layer to cover the multilayer-graphene and the nano-silicon, and a plurality of buffering holes which are disposed on the anode material to provide buffering space. An anode material of high quality is realized by coating multilayer-graphene which serves as a carrier of nano-silicon with silicon suboxide and with the amorphous carbon layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Po-Han Lee, Biing-Jyh Weng, Chuen-Ming Gee, Bo-Wen Chen
  • Patent number: 10867719
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions of electroactive polymers (EAPs) having improved performance stability. In the EAP compositions, a cross-linked polymer is deposited onto the surface of the EAP by vapor-deposition methods. Upon contact with an aqueous solution (e.g., an aqueous electrolyte solution), the vapor-deposited polymeric network becomes a hydrogel that encapsulates the EAPs. By modulating precursors and vapor deposition conditions, the mesh size of the resultant hydrogel coatings can be controlled to accommodate the key species that interact with the EAPs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Andong Liu, Karen K. Gleason, T. Alan Hatton, Xianwen Mao
  • Patent number: 10867718
    Abstract: Provided herein are mechanically interlocked air-stable persistent organic radicals. The radical compositions may access a multiplicity of radical, cationic redox states as well as a fully cationic redox state. A composition comprises a first ring mechanically interlocked with a second ring or a salt thereof, wherein the first ring comprises a 4,4?-bipyridinium subunit or a derivative thereof and a diazapyrenium subunit or a derivative thereof and the second ring comprises a 4,4?-bipyridinium subunit or a derivative thereof. In some embodiments, the second ring further comprises a diazapyrenium subunit or a derivative thereof. Methods of preparing the compositions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Northwestern University
    Inventors: Zhichang Liu, Junling Sun, James Fraser Stoddart
  • Patent number: 10862052
    Abstract: The invention relates to electrically doped semiconducting material comprising iii) at least one electrical dopant selected from metal salts consisting of at least one metal cation and at least one anion and iv) at least one matrix compound of formula 1 wherein each of R1, R2, R1, R2? is independently selected from H, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl and C6-C14 aryl or both substituents on the same aromatic ring of the xanthene skeleton are hydrocarbyl groups linked with each other to form together an anelated divalent C2-C10 hydrocarbyl group and A and A? are independently selected from C1-C20 heteroaryl group comprising at least one sp2 hybridized nitrogen atom as well as an electronic device and a compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Novaled GmbH
    Inventors: Mike Zoellner, Omrane Fadhel, Ulrich Denker
  • Patent number: 10850147
    Abstract: The present invention relates to fire retardant compositions, and fire retardant objects formed therefrom comprising a preformed gas-producing material and a matrix, wherein, in use, the gas-producing material prevents, limits or reduces combustion of the matrix. Also disclosed are methods of producing fire retardant compositions, methods of making objects formed therefrom as well as structures having fire retardant properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Acell Industries Limited
    Inventors: Aldino Albertelli, Michael Frieh
  • Patent number: 10847279
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a novel sulfur-based positive-electrode active material which can largely improve cyclability of a lithium-ion secondary battery, a positive electrode comprising the positive-electrode active material and a lithium-ion secondary battery comprising the positive electrode. The sulfur-based positive-electrode active material is one comprising: a carbon skeleton derived from a polymer composed of a monomer unit having at least one hetero atom-containing moiety, and sulfur incorporated into the carbon skeleton as the carbon skeleton is formed from the polymer by heat treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignees: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD., NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kubo, Toshikatsu Kojima, Tetsuo Sakai, Akihiro Yamano, Masahiro Yanagida
  • Patent number: 10840448
    Abstract: The present invention relates to formulations containing at least one organic functional material and at least a first organic solvent, wherein said first organic solvent contains at least one norbornene group as well as to electronic devices prepared by using these formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Li Wei Tan, Pawel Miskiewicz, Philip Edward May, Daniel Walker
  • Patent number: 10839976
    Abstract: Disclosed is a silicone rubber composition and a vulcanized product thereof, which show high levels of flexibility and electrical conductivity at the same time. The disclosed silicone rubber composition comprises a silicone rubber and fibrous carbon nanostructures including carbon nanotubes, wherein the fibrous carbon nanostructures exhibit a convex upward shape in a t-plot obtained from an adsorption isotherm. The disclosed vulcanized product is obtainable by vulcanization of the silicone rubber composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Shigeta, Tsutomu Nagamune, Arinobu Katada