Patents Examined by Peter F Godenschwager
  • Patent number: 11504687
    Abstract: Described herein are coated chloride salt particles, including NaCl/TiO2 and NaCl/SiO2 core/shell particles, along with methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignees: Khalifa University of Science and Technology, National Center of Meteorology
    Inventors: Linda Yuan Zou, Mustapha Jouiad, Abdelali Zaki, Nabil El Hadri, Haoran Liang
  • Patent number: 11502296
    Abstract: A process for making a mixed metal oxide, may involve: (a) providing a hydroxide or oxyhydroxide of TM with an average particle diameter (D50) in the range of from 0.1 ?m to 5 mm; (b) subjecting the hydroxide or oxyhydroxide of TM to a stream of gas with a temperature in the range of from 150 to 2000° C., wherein TM contains nickel and at least one further transition metal selected from cobalt and manganese.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Benedikt Kalo, Joerg Heilek
  • Patent number: 11491522
    Abstract: The present subject matter illustrates a zero-valent metal suspension in non-aqueous phase. The suspension comprises 41 wt. % of a plurality of zero-valent iron particles; 0.1 wt % of a surfactant; 36 wt. % of an oil; and 23 wt. % of a thickening agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventors: Sangho Bang, David F. Alden, Gary M. Birk, Jeffrey H. Harwell, Bor Jier Shiau
  • Patent number: 11489158
    Abstract: Use of aluminum in a lithium rich cathode material of the general formula (I) for suppressing gas evolution from the cathode material during a charge cycle and for increasing the charge capacity of the cathode material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Robert Roberts, Peter George Bruce, Francis Gachau Kinyanjui
  • Patent number: 11471845
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a particle aggregate aggregated with wet particles in which active material particles and conductive particles are evenly dispersed and a manufacturing method of an electrode body including the particle aggregate are provided. The manufacturing method of a particle aggregate includes a first step of obtaining a first mixture by mixing conductive particles with a binder dispersion in which binder is dispersed in a dispersion medium, a second step of obtaining a clay-like mixture by kneading the first mixture with active material particles, and a third step of obtaining the particle aggregate aggregated with wet particles formed of the clay-like mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventor: Takenori Ikeda
  • Patent number: 11469407
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards an electrodepositable coating composition comprising (a) a fluoropolymer; (b) an electrochemically active material and/or electrically conductive agent; (c) a pH-dependent rheology modifier; and (d) an aqueous medium comprising water; wherein water is present in an amount of at least 45% by weight, based on the total weight of the electrodepositable coating composition. Also disclosed herein is a method of coating a substrate, as well as coated substrates and electrical storage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Landon J. Oakes, Stuart D. Hellring, Haley L. Orler, Jacob W. Mohin, Scott W. Sisco
  • Patent number: 11462735
    Abstract: A carbonate precursor compound for manufacturing a lithium metal (M)-oxide powder usable as an active positive electrode material in lithium-ion batteries, M comprising 20 to 90 mol % Ni, 10 to 70 mol % Mn and 10 to 40 mol % Co, the precursor further comprising a sodium and sulfur impurity, wherein the sodium to sulfur molar ratio (Na/S) is 0.4<Na/S<2. Thes lithium metal (M)-oxide powder has a particle size distribution with 10 ?m?D50?20 ?m, a specific surface with 0.9?BET?5, the BET being expressed in g/cm2, the powder further comprises a sodium and sulfur impurity, wherein the sum (2*Nawt)+Swt of the sodium (Nawt) and sulfur (Swt) content expressed in wt % is more than 0.4 wt % and less than 1.6 wt %, and wherein the sodium to sulfur molar ratio (Na/S) is 0.4<Na/S<2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignees: Umicore, Umicore Korea Ltd.
    Inventors: Jens Paulsen, Heonpyo Hong, JinDoo Oh
  • Patent number: 11462771
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a nonaqueous electrolytic solution having an electrolyte salt dissolved in a nonaqueous solvent, the nonaqueous electrolytic solution containing 0.1 to 5% by mass of a compound represented by the following general formula (I) and an energy storage device including the foregoing nonaqueous electrolytic solution. This nonaqueous electrolytic solution is able to improve charging storage properties and discharging storage properties of an energy storage device when used in the high-temperature and high-voltage environment. In the formula, R1 and R2 each independently represent an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventor: Koji Abe
  • Patent number: 11453982
    Abstract: The invention provides for method for forming an artificial turf infill material. The method comprises selecting from a zeolite ore a microporous zeolite mineral using a selection criterion on specific surface area of the mineral, thereby providing the artificial turf infill material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventor: Benoit Pintat
  • Patent number: 11447496
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a nitrogen-containing fused heterocyclic ring compound and application thereof. The compound has the structural formula (I): using the described compound, it is possible to fabricate a device having higher stability and a longer service life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventors: Ruifeng He, Junyou Pan
  • Patent number: 11440806
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a stable sodium and iron silicate solution that has a weight ratio of SiO2 to Na2O from 1.5 to 2.5 and a total percentage of solids, expressed by the sum of SiO2 and Na2O, from 20% to 55%. Said solution also has a soluble iron content, expressed by Fe, from 0.1% to 7%, and a water content from 38% to 79.9%. The present invention also refers to the process for preparing said stable solution of sodium and iron silicate, which comprises the steps of: (a) providing a siliceous material containing iron; (b) submitting said siliceous material containing iron to a hydrothermal treatment with caustic soda under high temperature and controlled pressure; and (c) filtering said reacted solution to separate the reacted portion of the hydrothermal treatment from the unreacted portion. Additionally, the present invention refers to the uses of said stable sodium and iron silicate solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventors: Joris Antonius van der Eerden, Flavio Ernesto Ribeiro, Ronaldo dos Santos Flor
  • Patent number: 11444278
    Abstract: A positive electrode material for lithium secondary batteries capable of easily doping vanadium oxide with molybdenum, and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The method of manufacturing a positive electrode material for lithium secondary batteries includes (a) reacting vanadium oxide with a water-soluble molybdenum-based compound in the presence of a solvent; and (b) thermally treating the reaction product of (a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventors: Sung Chul Lim, Jonghyun Chae, Suhwan Kim
  • Patent number: 11441059
    Abstract: To provide a propellant which has sufficient propelling performance and of which a component to be sprayed imposes low environmental burden, a propellant composition and a sprayer. A propellant composition comprising a propellant containing 1-chloro-2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene and a pressurizing agent, and a sprayer comprising the propellant composition, a container in which the propellant composition is contained, and a spray unit to spray the propellant composition to the outside of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroki Hayamizu, Masato Fukushima
  • Patent number: 11441076
    Abstract: A fire prevention coating formula is applied to surfaces in order to reduce and prevent the spread of fires across the applied surfaces. The homogeneous coating mixture is applied to surfaces through spraying or painting means. When heated, the fire prevention coating formula forms a thick, stable, passivating oxide layer protecting the surface from further reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventor: James Eugene Moseley
  • Patent number: 11420104
    Abstract: An erosion resistant composition includes a granular material and a wax including oil in which a weight percent of the oil in the wax is between 0.01-15%. The granular material includes a sand and has a first resistance to flow prior to being coated with the wax. The wax at least partially coats a portion of the granular material to form the erosion resistant composition which has a second resistance to flow after coating that is greater than the first resistance to flow prior to coating. The erosion resistant composition may be used, for example, in golf course bunkers or other landscaping applications. Related methods of making the erosion resistant composition are also described in which the granular material is dried, the wax is heated, and the granular material is blended with the melted wax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Kafka Granite, LLC
    Inventor: Glenn Kafka
  • Patent number: 11417881
    Abstract: A lithium-manganese composite oxide represented by formula (1): Li1+x[(FeyNi1?y)zMn1?z]1?xO2 (1) wherein x, y, and z satisfy the following: 0<x??, 0?y<1.0, and 0<z?0.6, and wherein the content ratio of Li to the total content of Fe, Ni, and Mn (Li/(Fe+Ni+Mn)) is 1.55 or less on a molar ratio basis, the lithium-manganese composite oxide containing a crystalline phase having a layered rock-salt structure. This composite oxide is a novel material made from less resource-constrained and cheaper elements, and exhibits a high specific capacity, excellent charge-and-discharge cycle characteristics, and a high discharge capacity at a high current density (excellent rate characteristics), when used in the positive electrode material for lithium-ion secondary batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignees: National Institute ot Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tanaka Chemical Corporation, NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuharu Tabuchi, Hideka Shibuya, Takashi Ohtomo, Noriyuki Tamura, Kaoru Narita, Ryota Yuge, Naoki Kawano
  • Patent number: 11414501
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of and an apparatus for extending the shelf life of an initiated monomer mixture, the method comprising the prevention of premature free radical polymerisation by introducing oxygen or oxygen-containing gas into a container of the initiated monomer mixture and providing mechanical agitation to the container, wherein said introduction and agitation are performed in a temperature and pressure controlled environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
    Inventors: Sean Lyons, Joseph Dowling, John Flynn, X. Michael Liu, E. Peter Maziarz
  • Patent number: 11400433
    Abstract: Composite granules that include metal-containing polymeric materials, and composite granules that include metal complex-containing polymeric materials are provided. The polymeric materials are divinylbenzene/maleic anhydride polymers, partially hydrolyzed divinylbenzene/maleic anhydride polymers, or fully hydrolyzed divinylbenzene/maleic anhydride polymers. Additionally, methods of using the composite granules that include metal-containing polymeric materials to capture volatile, basic nitrogen-containing compounds and methods of using composite granules that include zinc-containing polymeric material to detect the presence of water vapor are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael S. Wendland, Michael W. Kobe, Duane D. Fansler, Matthew A. Rankin
  • Patent number: 11401416
    Abstract: A polyamide composition comprising a polyamide; a plurality of inorganic fibers; and a flame retardant system comprising a zinc phosphinate and a nitrogen-containing polyphosphate is provided. At thicknesses of from about 0.4 to about 3.2 millimeters, the composition exhibits a Glow Wire Ignition Temperature of about 775° C. or more as determined in accordance with IEC-60695-2-13:2010; a Glow Wire End Product Temperature (without flame) of about 750° C. or more as determined in accordance with IEC-60335-1:2010; a Glow Wire Flammability Index of about 850° C. or more as determined in accordance with IEC-60695-2-12:2010; a V0 rating as determined in accordance with UL94; and/or a comparative tracking index of about 550 volts or more as determined in accordance with IEC 60112:2003.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Celanese Sales Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Guglielmo Pasetti, Holger Brandt
  • Patent number: 11384196
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a fire retardant composition that includes a non-intumescent composition and an intumescent composition, fire retardant coatings including the same, and methods of preparation and use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Limited
    Inventors: Yeuk Tin Lau, Wei Li, Shing Hang Ng, Kin Hang Ken Ng, Xin Shi