Patents Examined by Robert S Jones
  • Patent number: 10734616
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a power storage device packaging material. The packaging material includes at least a substrate protective layer, a substrate layer, an adhesive layer, a metal foil layer, a sealant adhesive layer, and a sealant layer in this order. The substrate protective layer is a cured product of a raw material containing a polyester resin and a polyisocyanate compound, has a glass transition temperature (Tg) of 60 to 140° C., and has a thickness of 1 to 5 ?m, with a ratio of the thickness of the substrate protective layer to the thickness of the substrate layer being 35% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiko Yamazaki, Masayoshi Suzuta
  • Patent number: 10727514
    Abstract: Provided are an oxygen reduction catalyst having a high electrode potential under a fuel cell operating environment, an electrode containing the oxygen reduction catalyst, a membrane electrode assembly in which a cathode is the electrode, and a fuel cell including the membrane electrode assembly. The oxygen reduction catalyst used here contains cobalt, sulfur, and oxygen as elements, has a CoS2 cubic structure in powder X-ray diffractometry, and having an S—Co/S—O peak area ratio of 6 to 15 in an S2p spectrum in X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Takuya Imai, Kazuo Furuya, Kunchan Lee
  • Patent number: 10722611
    Abstract: Adhesive compositions and patches, and associated systems, kits, and methods, are generally described. Certain of the adhesive compositions and patches can be used to treat tissues (e.g., in hemostatic or other tissue treatment applications), according to certain embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Xcede Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Grant Ericson, Kyle Robert Brandy
  • Patent number: 10720649
    Abstract: Provided are an oxygen reduction catalyst having a high electrode potential under a fuel cell operating environment, an electrode containing the oxygen reduction catalyst, a membrane electrode assembly in which a cathode is the electrode, and a fuel cell including the membrane electrode assembly. The oxygen reduction catalyst used here contains cobalt, sulfur, and oxygen as elements, has a CoS hexagonal structure in powder X-ray diffractometry, and having an S—Co/S—O peak area ratio of 2.1 to 8.9 in an S2p spectrum in X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Takuya Imai, Kazuo Furuya, Kunchan Lee
  • Patent number: 10711235
    Abstract: The invention describes a gas permeable fluoropolymer and silicone material used in the construction of cell culture bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Sarah Louise Clark, Natasha Anna Lundgren, Michael John Tzivanis, Aijun Zhu
  • Patent number: 10714770
    Abstract: A fuel cell system comprises a fuel cell; a fuel cell controlling converter; an oxidizing gas supplier that is configured to supply an oxidizing gas to the fuel cell; and a controller that is configured to control a voltage and a current value of the fuel cell. In a first power generation state, the controller sets the voltage and the current value of the fuel cell according to a required output, based on a current-voltage characteristic of the fuel cell. In a second power generation state, the controller sets the voltage and the current value of the fuel cell according to the required output and a required amount of heat, to a voltage and a current value that provide a lower power generation efficiency than a power generation efficiency in the first power generation state. The controller reduces the required amount of heat in a process of changing over a power generation state from the second power generation state to the first power generation state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohiko Kaneko, Yoshiaki Naganuma
  • Patent number: 10711157
    Abstract: Provided are: a composition for a window film, containing a silicone resin comprising chemical formula 1 below, a cross-linking agent, and an initiator; a window film formed therefrom; and a flexible display device comprising the same. (R1SiO3/2)x(SiO3/2-Q-SiO3/2)y(R2SiO3/2)z (In chemical formula 1, R1 and R2 are each independently a cycloaliphatic epoxy group, a cycloaliphatic epoxy group-containing functional group, a glycidyl group, or a glycidyl group-containing functional group; Q is R3 or -A1-T-A2-; R3 is a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C10 alkylene group, or a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 arylene group; A1 and A2 are each independently a single bond, or a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C5 alkylene group; T is a mono- or polyalkylene oxide group, or an imide group-containing functional group; and 0<x<1, 0<y<1, 0?z<1, and x+y+z=1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang Soo Woo, Kyoung Ku Kang, Min Hye Kim, Ji Hwan Park, Ji Sun Im, Seung Woo Jang, Dong Il Han
  • Patent number: 10702456
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel compositions and novel in-situ process for making small average particle size, narrow distribution FAI in oil. The process comprises preparing FAI; separately optionally heating oil; adding oil to FAI in a molten state; heating to defined temperature; and cooling the heated mixture at a defined, controlled rate which ensures proper size and distribution are met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: CONOPCO, INC.
    Inventors: Anat Shiloach, John Robert Winters, Badreddine Ahtchi-Ali
  • Patent number: 10696797
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for producing block copolymers, either by the sequential addition of monomers, or using a “one-pot” method. The invention also relates to novel methods for producing polyesters by ring opening lactides and/or lactones and by copolymerising anhydrides and epoxides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: IP2IPO Innovations Limited
    Inventors: Charlotte Katherine Williams, Charles Romain, Michael Kember
  • Patent number: 10689294
    Abstract: The present invention relates to primer compositions in powder form that comprise a dispersion powder based on an acrylate polymer having a glass transition temperature in the range from ?50° C. to +30° C. and cement. The compositions of the invention are notable for good water barrier effect, good dust-binding capacity, and a low tendency toward salt efflorescence. The compositions find use in the priming of masonry, concrete, rendered surfaces, abraded render, plaster surfaces, wall blocks, wood, and ceramic tiles. They can also be used as adhesion promoters with nonabsorbent substrates such as glazed ceramic or glass tiles, metal surfaces, or surfaces of plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Klaus Seip, Karsten Kuhne, Pavlo Ilyin
  • Patent number: 10693157
    Abstract: A humidifier with an integrated water separator for a fuel cell system, including a housing with a first channel for a first gas stream and a second channel for a second gas stream, a humidifier area in which the first channel and the second channel are separated from one another by a water vapor-permeable membrane, and a collection container for collecting the deposited liquid water is provided. It is provided that a water separator for separating liquid water is situated in the humidifier area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignees: Volkswagen AG, Audi AG
    Inventors: Christian Lucas, Rune Staeck
  • Patent number: 10686165
    Abstract: An electrode assembly and a secondary battery including the same, the electrode assembly including a plurality of first polar plates, each first polar plate including a first coating portion coated with a first active material, and a bent first non-coated portion; a plurality of second polar plates, each second polar plate including a second coating portion coated as a second active material, and a bent second non-coated portion; and a plurality of separators between the first polar plates and the second polar plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyunhwa Song, Junwon Suh, Jeong-Doo Yi, Juhee Sohn
  • Patent number: 10669201
    Abstract: A method of making a structural lightweight and thermal insulating concrete is described. The concrete has a coarse aggregate partly replaced by recycled plastic pieces. This enables the concrete to maintain a high compressive strength, low thermal conductivity, and low weight, while providing a use for waste plastic. The waste plastic pieces may comprise polyethylene in the form of flakes, fibers, or granules. Due to its low unit weight, adequate compressive strength and high thermal resistance the developed concrete can be used as a structural lightweight and thermal insulating concrete. The use of this concrete leads to economic and environmental benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Mohammed Rizwan Ali, Jobin Jose, Salah U. Al-Dulaijan, Shaik Inayath Basha, Mohammed Maslehuddin
  • Patent number: 10673043
    Abstract: A separator for an energy store. The separator may be used in a lithium-sulfur battery in particular. To achieve improved cycle stability, the separator has at least one first layer and at least one second layer, the at least one first layer containing a material having an affine property with respect to at least one active electrode material, and the at least one second layer containing a material having a repellent property with respect to at least one active electrode material. The at least one first layer and the at least one second layer may be situated directly adjacent to one another. Also described is an energy store including the separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Marcus Wegner, Jens Grimminger, Martin Tenzer, Jean Fanous
  • Patent number: 10674609
    Abstract: The present invention provides an entry sheet for drilling which provides higher hole position accuracy than that of a conventional entry sheet for drilling. The present invention provides an entry sheet for drilling, including a metal foil, and a layer including a resin composition and formed on at least one surface of the metal foil, wherein the resin composition includes a resin and tungsten disulfide as a solid lubricant, and the content of the tungsten disulfide included in the resin composition is 10 parts by mass to 200 parts by mass based on 100 parts by mass of the resin included in the resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Yousuke Matsuyama, Takaaki Ogashiwa
  • Patent number: 10651434
    Abstract: A method of making a cover for the positive plate for acid batteries, comprising a set of thermally formed tubes of non-woven fabric, characterised in that a tape (1) of non-woven fabric of a width corresponding to the length of future tubes is wrapped into a single, oval loop, and the extreme ends are laid so as to form an overlap (2) in the zone between vertices (4) of the loop, then the loop is stitched crosswise to form a set of multiple channels (3) which are then thermally formed into cover tubes (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Wladyslaw Binda
  • Patent number: 10647782
    Abstract: Provided is a composition comprising one or more protein and one or more polyalkoxy fatty compound wherein the weight ratio of said protein to said polyalkoxy fatty compound is from 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Joshua S. Katz, David J. Brennan, Florin Dan, Yujing Tan, Susan L. Jordan, Timothy J. Young, Yang Song
  • Patent number: 10647784
    Abstract: Provided is a resin including both a structural unit derived from a monomer having a carbon-carbon double bond at a terminal thereof and a structural unit derived from a polyrotaxane compound, wherein the polyrotaxane compound is a compound substituted with a (meth)acryloyl group or a group containing a (meth)acryloyl group, the polyrotaxane includes optionally substituted cyclodextrin, a linear molecule clathrated in the optionally substituted cyclodextrin in a skewer shape, and a capping group for preventing the optionally substituted cyclodextrin from leaving, the capping group being located at a terminal of the linear molecule clathrated in the optionally substituted cyclodextrin in a skewer shape, and the weight average molecular weight of the linear molecule clathrated in the optionally substituted cyclodextrin in a skewer shape is greater than or equal to 21000 and less than or equal to 500000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshinori Sato, Kenta Ishizuka
  • Patent number: 10640644
    Abstract: A thermoplastic composition comprises: a copolycarbonate comprising bisphenol A carbonate units and second carbonate units of the formula (I); and 2 to 40 ppm of an organosulfonic stabilizer of the formula (II); wherein the second carbonate units are present in an amount of 20 to 49 mol %, preferably 30 to 40 mol % based on the sum of the moles of the copolycarbonate and the bisphenol A homopolycarbonate, and optionally the copolycarbonate comprises less than 2 ppm by weight of each of an ion of lithium, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, ammonium, chlorine, bromine, fluorine, nitrite, nitrate, phosphite, phosphate, sulfate, formate, acetate, citrate, oxalate, trimethylammonium, and triethylammonium, as measured by ion chromatography; and the thermoplastic composition has: a Vicat B120 of 160° C. or higher measured according to ISO 306; and a yellowness index of less than 12, measured according to ASTM D1925.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Mark Adrianus Johannes Van Der Mee, Nathalie Gonzalez Vidal, Fabrizio Micciche, Roland Sebastian Assink, Kazuhiko Mitsui, Johannes De Brouwer, Shahram Shafaei, Hendrikus Petrus Cornelis Van Heerbeek, Tamara Marijke Eggenhuisen, Robert Dirk Van De Grampel
  • Patent number: 10644311
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide a positive electrode active material that can inhibit the capacity changes associated with temperature variations, and an alkaline battery that contains this positive electrode active material. Aluminum and ytterbium are at least partially solid-dissolved in nickel hydroxide in the nickel composite hydroxide present in the positive electrode active material of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TANAKA CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeki Sato, Makio Kon, Mikio Hata, Taiki Yasuda