Patents Examined by Matthew R Diaz
  • 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
    Inventors: Masahiro Shigeta, Tsutomu Nagamune, Arinobu Katada
  • 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: 10829677
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure generally relate to a graphene doped aluminum composite, as well as a method of forming such a composite. Devices for heat dissipation can include such a graphene doped aluminum composite, where the composite can be formed in a process that includes crystallizing aluminum around substantially uniformly dispersed graphene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: GE Aviation Systems Limited
    Inventors: Aaron Bland, Alexander James Rainbow, David Hall Sidgwick, Michael James Smith
  • Patent number: 10796812
    Abstract: A coating liquid for forming a conductive layer according to the present invention is a coating liquid for forming a conductive layer, the coating liquid containing fine metal particles, a dispersant, and a dispersion medium. In the coating liquid for forming a conductive layer, the fine metal particles contain copper or a copper alloy as a main component, the dispersant is a polyethyleneimine-polyethylene oxide graft copolymer, a polyethyleneimine moiety in the graft copolymer has a weight-average molecular weight of 300 or more and 1,000 or less, a molar ratio of polyethylene oxide chains to nitrogen atoms in the polyethyleneimine moiety is 10 or more and 50 or less, and the graft copolymer has a weight-average molecular weight of 3,000 or more and 54,000 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Motohiko Sugiura, Issei Okada, Yoshio Oka, Atsushi Kimura, Kenji Ohki
  • Patent number: 10784012
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method of producing a sulfide solid electrolyte material which includes a preparing process of preparing composite particles including a solid solution including a Li2S component and a LiBr component; an addition process of adding the composite particles and a phosphorus source to a reaction chamber; and a milling process in which a mechanical milling treatment is performed on the composite particles and the phosphorus source in the reaction chamber while thermal energy is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Takuo Yanagi
  • Patent number: 10767062
    Abstract: Making a carbon aerogel involves 3-D printing an ink to make a printed part, removing the solvent from the printed part, and carbonizing the printed part (with the solvent removed) to make the aerogel. The ink is based on a solution of a resorcinol-formaldehyde resin (RF resin), water, and an organic thickener. Advantageously, the RF resin contains an acid catalyst, which tends to produce carbon aerogels with higher surface areas upon activation than those produced from methods involving an ink composition containing a base catalyzed resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Swetha Chandrasekaran, Theodore F. Baumann, Marcus A. Worsley
  • Patent number: 10763001
    Abstract: Liquid precursor compositions are provided, along with methods of preparing the liquid precursor compositions, and methods for forming layers using the liquid precursor composition, for example in vapor deposition processes such as CVD and ALD. In some embodiments, the liquid precursor compositions comprise a metal compound of the formula M(DAD)2, where M is Co or Ni and DAD is a diazadiene ligand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: UP CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Won Seok Han, Wonyong Koh
  • Patent number: 10752862
    Abstract: A compound is provided of Formula (I) wherein R1 represents a C3 to C20 hydrocarbon group derived from an alcohol of formula R1OH, from a formate of formula R1OCH?O, or a cinnamyl aldehyde of Formula (II) wherein a compound of Formula I is capable of releasing a compound, when oxidized, selected from the group consisting of a fragrant alcohol of formula R1OH, a fragrant formate ester of formula R1OCH?O and aryl aldehyde of Formula (III) wherein R2 is, independently, hydrogen atom, hydroxyl group, optionally substituted C1-C6 alkyl group, C1-C6 alkoxy group, or —O(C?O)CH(CH3)2 wherein any two of R2 may form an optionally substituted 5 or 6 membered ring. The compounds are useful for example as a precursor for the prolonged delivery or release of fragrant compounds such as fragrant alcohols, fragrant aldehydes or fragrant formates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Firmenich SA
    Inventors: Brinda Indradas, Gilbert Virtucio, Gary Womack
  • Patent number: 10748673
    Abstract: A power storage device with high output is provided, in which the specific surface area is increased while keeping the easy-to-handle particle size of its active material. The power storage device includes a positive electrode including a positive electrode current collector and a positive electrode active material layer, a negative electrode including a negative electrode current collector and a negative electrode active material layer, and an electrolyte. The negative electrode active material layer includes a negative electrode active material which is a particle in which a plurality of slices of graphite is overlapped with each other with a gap therebetween. It is preferable that the grain diameter of the particle be 1 ?m to 50 ?m. Further, it is preferable that the electrolyte be in contact with the gap between the slices of graphite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junpei Momo, Hiroatsu Todoriki, Kuniharu Nomoto
  • Patent number: 10734132
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bio-electrode composition capable of forming a living body contact layer for a bio-electrode that is excellent in conductivity and biocompatibility, is light-weight, can be manufactured at low cost, and can control significant reduction in conductivity even though the bio-electrode is soaked in water or dried. The present invention is accomplished by a bio-electrode composition including an (A) ionic material and a (B) resin other than the component (A), in which the component (A) has both a repeating unit “a” of a sodium salt, a potassium salt, or an ammonium salt including a partial structure represented by the following general formula (1) and a repeating unit “b” having a silicon atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventors: Jun Hatakeyama, Osamu Watanabe, Takayuki Fujiwara, Motoaki Iwabuchi, Yasuyoshi Kuroda
  • Patent number: 10734131
    Abstract: The present specification relates to an organic transistor including an organic semiconductor layer including a compound, and a gas sensor to which the organic transistor is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Bogyu Lim, Yong-Young Noh, Jaechol Lee
  • Patent number: 10706987
    Abstract: A LiBH4—C60 nanocomposite that displays fast lithium ionic conduction in the solid state is provided. The material is a homogenous nanocomposite that contains both LiBH4 and a hydrogenated fullerene species. In the presence of C60, the lithium ion mobility of LiBH4 is significantly enhanced in the as prepared state when compared to pure LiBH4. After the material is annealed the lithium ion mobility is further enhanced. Constant current cycling demonstrated that the material is stable in the presence of metallic lithium electrodes. The material can serve as a solid state electrolyte in a solid-state lithium ion battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Ragaiy Zidan, Joseph A. Teprovich, Jr., Hector R. Colon-Mercado, Scott D. Greenway
  • Patent number: 10665360
    Abstract: Provided is a production method that enables the production of a composite body of lithium titanate particles and a carbonaceous material, the composite body having excellent electrical characteristics and so on, and the composite body of lithium titanate particles and a carbonaceous material. A method for producing a composite body of lithium titanate particles and a carbonaceous material includes the steps of: preparing a raw material mixture using a titanium compound, a lithium compound, and an oligomer and/or raw material monomer of an alkali-soluble resin; and subjecting the raw material mixture to heat treatment under a non-oxidizing atmosphere to produce the composite body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventors: Hirotoshi Iuchi, Taiji Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10650938
    Abstract: A silicone polyether for use in forming a solid polymer electrolyte film, the silicone polyether comprising a heterocyclic moiety. The silicone polyether comprising the heterocyclic moiety may be used to provide an electrolyte composition suitable for use in an electrochemical device. The silicone polyether comprising a heterocyclic moiety may also be used to form a solid polymer electrolyte that may be used to form a solid polymer electrolyte film, which may be suitable for use in electrochemical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Karthikeyan Sivasubramanian, Neeraj Gupta
  • Patent number: 10650939
    Abstract: This invention has an object to provide an electrically conductive adhesive agent which enables a thermosetting resin to cure in a short time. It contains electrically conductive metallic powder including Sn, the thermosetting resin; an acid-anhydride-based hardening agent and an organic acid. The electrically conductive metallic powder and the organic acid are reacted during a heating process to produce an organic acid metal salt which is used as hardening accelerator. It enables thermosetting resin to cure in a short time, for example, a time equivalent to a time that is required for the general reflow process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Mizowaki, Yoshinori Takagi
  • Patent number: 10636539
    Abstract: A compound represented by the following general formula (1) is used as a precursor of a graphene nanoribbon: where X's are independent of each other and are leaving groups, R's are independent of one another and are hydrogen atoms, fluorine atoms, chlorine atoms, or 1-12C straight-chain, branched-chain, or cyclic alkyl groups, and each of p, q, r, and s is an integer in the range of 0 to 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Manabu Ohtomo
  • Patent number: 10636541
    Abstract: A conductive paste including a conductive powder, a glass frit, and an organic vehicle, wherein the conductive powder includes copper and/or nickel as a main component(s), and the glass frit is substantially free of Pb, Cd, and Bi, comprises 40 to 65% by mass of BaO, 15 to 23% by mass of B2O3, 2 to 12% by mass of Al2O3, 4 to 8% by mass of SiO2, 0 to 5% by mass of ZnO, 0.5 to 7% by mass of TiO2, 3 to 7.5% by mass of CaO, and comprises any one or more of MnO2, CuO, and CoO in the ranges of 0 to 7% by mass of MnO2, 0 to 16% by mass of CuO, and 0 to 5% by mass of CoO, in terms of oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventors: Kousuke Nishimura, Naoto Shindo, Nobuo Nishioka
  • Patent number: 10629916
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of manufacturing a bipolar plate for a redox flow battery. The method includes (a) mixing epoxy, a curing agent, and a conductive filler to manufacture a mixture, and (b) manufacturing the bipolar plate including a conductive filler composite manufactured by compression-molding the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventors: Ho Sung Kim, Min Young Kim, Byeong Su Kang, Sun Woo Yang, Hee Sook Noh
  • Patent number: 10629320
    Abstract: A method for making sulfur charged carbon nanotubes, the structure of the sulfur charged carbon nanotubes, and a cathode including the sulfur charged carbon nanotubes are described herein. The method comprises dissolving sublimed sulfur in a solvent to create a solution. The method further comprises adding carbon nanotubes to the solution. The method further comprises adding a polar protic solvent to the solution. The method further comprises removing the solvent from the solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: MSMH, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Allen Haag
  • Patent number: 10629324
    Abstract: New stretchable electrically conductive composite materials comprising at least one polymer and a plurality of nanoparticles are provided, which exhibit high conductivity even at high strain levels. The composite may comprise polyurethane as the polymer and spherical gold nanoparticles. Such materials have conductivity levels as high as 11,000 Scm?1 at 0% strain and 2,400 Scm?1 at 110% strain. Furthermore, certain embodiments of the composite have a maximum tensile strain of 480% while still exhibiting conductivity of 35 Scm?1. The inventive materials are highly flexible, highly conductive and suitable for a variety of applications, especially for advanced medical devices, implants, and flexible electronics. The disclosure also provides methods of making such stretchable electrically conductive nanocomposites, including formation by layer-by-layer and vacuum assisted flocculation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Kotov, Yoonseob Kim, Jian Zhu, Matthew Di Prima, Bongjun Yeom