Patents Examined by Matthew R Diaz
  • Patent number: 10062472
    Abstract: A polyolefin molded product comprising a resin composition containing (1) from 1 to 30% by mass of an olefin-based polymer having an elastic modulus of from 5 to 450 MPa, (2) a propylene-based polymer having an elastic modulus of 500 MPa or more (the content of the component (2) is the balance), and (3) from 0.0001 to 2% by mass of an additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nozomu Fujii, Masahiro Kubo
  • Patent number: 10060038
    Abstract: An anti-corrosion composition containing at least one fatty acid ester, at least one glycol, at least one ethylene oxide/propylene oxide (EO/PO) alkoxylate, at least one polyethylene glycol ester, and at least one modified lecithin is provided. An anti-corrosion composition also is provided which contains at least one fatty acid ester, at least one glycol, at least one sorbate, and at least one modified lecithin. A method of preparing an anti-corrosion composition is also provided. At least one modified lecithin can be blended with at least one fatty acid ester, at least one glycol, at least one EO/PO alkoxylate, or at least one polyethylene glycol ester, or any combination thereof. A method of inhibiting corrosion of a metal surface including applying an anti-corrosion composition to the metal surface in an amount effective to inhibit corrosion of the metal surface is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Buckman Laboratories International, Inc.
    Inventors: Amy E. Carter, Donald G. Jenkins, Daniel Glover, Carlton E. Hagen
  • Patent number: 10037831
    Abstract: A nanowire device and a method of making a nanowire device are provided. The device includes a plurality of nanowires functionalized with different functionalizing compounds. The method includes functionalizing the nanowires with a functionalizing compound, dispersing the nanowires in a polar or semi-polar solvent, aligning the nanowires on a substrate such that longitudinal axes of the nanowires are oriented about perpendicular to a major surface of the substrate, and fixing the nanowires to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: SOL VOLTAICS AB
    Inventors: Tommy Mikael Garting, Maria Huffman, Lars Göran Stefan Ulvenlund, Johan Eric Borgström, Umear Naseem
  • Patent number: 10026520
    Abstract: Provided is a cathode active material for a secondary battery, specifically, a cathode active material for a secondary battery including sodium transition metal pyrophosphate satisfying Na3.12?x2Acx1M1ay1M2by2 (P2O7)z, which has an advantage of structural stability due to a strong P—O bond of sodium transition metal phosphate having an olivine structure, and also performs proper intercalation and deintercalation of Na ions having a large ion radius, thereby significantly improving reversibility during charging and discharging, and a charge and discharge rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignees: SK Innovation Co., Ltd., UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology)
    Inventors: Jeong Soo Kim, Young Shol Kim, Je Hyun Chae, Hee Young Sun, Kyu Tae Lee, Seung Hee Woo, Kwang Ho Ha
  • Patent number: 10020089
    Abstract: The present invention provides a conductive polymer composite including (A) a ?-conjugated polymer and (B) a dopant polymer which contains a repeating unit “a” represented by the following general formula (1) and has a weight-average molecular weight in the range of 1,000 to 500,000, wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group; R2 represents a fluorine atom or a trifluoromethyl group; Z represents a single bond or —C(?O)—O—; “m” is an integer of 1 to 4; and “a” is a number satisfying 0<a?1.0. There can be provided a conductive polymer composite that has excellent filterability and film-formability by spin coating, and also can form a conductive film having high transparency and flatness when the film is formed from the composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Hatakeyama, Koji Hasegawa, Takayuki Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 10014089
    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 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: UP CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Won Seok Han, Wonyong Koh
  • Patent number: 9997270
    Abstract: A lithium ion conductive substance is provided that is characterized by containing a compound wherein a composite oxide represented by Li1+x+yAlxTi2?xSiyP3?yO12 (0?x?1 and 0?y?1) is doped with at least one kind of element selected from Zr, Hf, Y, and Sm. Furthermore, a method for manufacturing the lithium ion conductive substance is provided that includes the following steps: (a) a step of forming an inorganic substance that contains predetermined quantities of a Li component, an Al component, a Ti component, a Si component, and a P component, into a sheet shape, and (b) a step of interposing between materials that contain at least one kind of element selected from Zr, Hf, Y, and Sm, and sintering, a sheet-shaped formed body obtained at step (a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Koichi Hamamoto, Yoshinobu Fujishiro, Danila Victorovich Matveev
  • Patent number: 9984784
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a glass frit, a conductive paste composition comprising the glass frit, and a solar cell fabricated using the conductive paste composition. The glass frit of the present invention comprises SiO2, PbO, and at least one selected from the group consisting of Al2O3, ZrO2, ZnO, and Li2O. Further, the conductive paste composition of the present invention comprises a silver (Ag) powder, a lithium titanium oxide, a glass frit, a binder, and a solvent. The conductive paste composition of the present invention can be used to provide a solar cell having low contact resistance to enhance photoelectric efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: HANWHA CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Won Il Son, You-Jin Sim, Choong-Hoon Paik, Mi-Kyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 9972413
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a metal particle dispersion for electroconductive substrates, which has high dispersibility and dispersion stability and which is able to form a film that shows high electroconductivity after baking. Disclosed is a metal particle dispersion for electroconductive substrates, comprising metal particles, a dispersant and a solvent, wherein the dispersant is a graft copolymer having at least a constitutional unit represented by the following chemical formula (I) and a constitutional unit represented by the following chemical formula (II): (Symbols in the formulae are as described in the Description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Omori, Naonobu Yoshi, Michihiro Ogura, Tomoki Murata, Mikiko Hojo
  • Patent number: 9959949
    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: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: SAVANNAH RIVER NUCLEAR SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Ragaiy Zidan, Joseph A Teprovich, Jr., Hector R. Colon-Mercado, Scott D Greenway
  • Patent number: 9953740
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a dispersant which has excellent dispersibility and which is able to inhibit the oxidation of dispersed particles. Disclosed is a dispersant comprising a graft copolymer having a constitutional unit represented by the following general formula (I) and a constitutional unit represented by the following general formula (II): (Symbols shown in the general formulae (I) and (II) are as described in the Description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Omori, Naonobu Yoshi, Michihiro Ogura, Tomoki Murata, Mikiko Hojo
  • Patent number: 9953739
    Abstract: The composition described herein for the prevention of corrosion comprises: sacrificial metal particles more noble than a metal substrate to which the composition contacts; carbonaceous material that can form electrical contact between the sacrificial metal particles; and means for providing an anticorrosion coating material for the metal substrate. The composition can form a coating on a metal substrate surface. A method for applying the composition for the prevention of corrosion is also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Tesla Nanocoatings, Inc.
    Inventors: Jorma Antero Virtanen, Todd Hawkins
  • Patent number: 9944853
    Abstract: A composition including a quaternary onium hydroxide in a non-aqueous solvent, wherein the quaternary ammonium hydroxide has a concentration in the range from about 5% by weight to about 50% by weight of the composition; and imidazolidine-2,4-dione, wherein the imidazolidine-2,4-dione has a concentration in the range from about 10 to about 5000 parts per million of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SACHEM, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Engel, Alfred Van Lier
  • Patent number: 9934882
    Abstract: An amine compound and an ionic conductive agent excellent in electroconductivity are provided. By using the amine compound, an electroconductive resin composition suppressed in bleeding and excellent in electroconductivity is provided. The amine compound and the ionic conductive agent have a structure represented by the following general formula (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Taichi Shintou, Kazuhiro Yamauchi, Satoru Nishioka, Takeshi Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 9922746
    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 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: The Regents of The University of Michigan
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Kotov, Yoonseob Kim, Jian Zhu, Matthew Di Prima, Bongjun Yeom
  • Patent number: 9916915
    Abstract: The paste for diffusion layer formation used for formation of a GDL for a fuel cell contains a solvent, and conductive particles, a first surfactant having a first decomposition temperature and a second surfactant having a second decomposition temperature that is lower than the first decomposition temperature, all of which are dispersed in the solvent. The paste for diffusion layer formation contains a lower amount of the first surfactant than the second surfactant on a weight basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tohru Oda
  • Patent number: 9911517
    Abstract: Disclosed is a carbon felt impregnated with inorganic particles. The impregnated carbon felt can be used together with sulfur in a cathode of a sodium-sulfur (Na—S) battery. Also disclosed is a method for producing the impregnated carbon felt. According to exemplary embodiments, the problem of the prior art can be solved in which inorganic particles such as alumina particles are not directly adhered to carbon felts, thus necessitating complicated processes. In addition, a slurry including an inorganic binder and alumina particles can be used to directly coat the alumina particles on the surface of a carbon felt, making the production procedure very simple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Chang-Sam Kim, Sang Whan Park, Byung Won Cho, Kyoung Ran Lim
  • Patent number: 9911518
    Abstract: A cathode active material for lithium-ion battery is provided, which provides good battery characteristics such as cycle characteristics. The cathode active material for lithium-ion battery is expressed by the composition formula: LixNi1-yMyO?, wherein M is one or more selected from Ti, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Cu, Al, Sn, Mg and Zr; 0.9?x?1.2; 0<y?0.5; and 2.0???2.2, wherein the crystallite size obtained by analyzing the XRD pattern is 870 ? or more and the unit lattice volume is 101.70 ?3 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kameyama, Tomoya Tamura
  • Patent number: 9905325
    Abstract: Disclosed is a transition metal precursor used for preparation of lithium composite transition metal oxide, the transition metal precursor comprising a composite transition metal compound represented by the following Formula 1: M(OH1?x)2?yAy/n??(1) wherein M comprises two or more selected from the group consisting of Ni, Co, Mn, Al, Cu, Fe, Mg, B, Cr and second period transition metals; A comprises one or more anions except OH1?x; 0<x<0.5; 0.01?y?0.5; and n is an oxidation number of A. The transition metal precursor according to the present invention contains a specific anion. A lithium composite transition metal oxide prepared using the transition metal precursor comprises the anion homogeneously present on the surface and inside thereof, and a secondary battery based on the lithium composite transition metal oxide thus exerts superior power and lifespan characteristics, and high charge and discharge efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Byung Chun Park, Ho Suk Shin, Sung-Kyun Chang, Seong Hoon Kang, Dong Hun Lee, Sang Min Park
  • Patent number: 9899124
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to an electrostatic ink composition comprising a resin and an elongate conductive species. Also disclosed herein is a substrate on which is electrostatically printed a conductive trace, wherein the trace comprises a resin and an elongate conductive species. Further disclosed herein is a method of electrophotographic printing an electrostatic ink composition comprising a resin and an elongate conductive species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Indigo B.V.
    Inventors: Yaron Grinwald, Gideon Amir, Rita Reznikov, Reut Avigdor, Haim Gefen, Gil Bar-Haim, Mark Sandler, Dror Kella