Patents Examined by Susan D Leong
  • Patent number: 10538635
    Abstract: Analyte-insensitive materials comprising polymerizable monomers suitable for use in forming a hydrophilic, cross-linked gel comprising on the surface of a substrate for an electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventors: Eric K. Lee, Boaz Vilozny, James Andrew
  • Patent number: 10514353
    Abstract: An arrangement and to a method are provided for the electrical detection of liquid samples by lateral flow assays. The lateral flow assay includes a membrane arranged on a front side of a first carrier. The first carrier is electrically insulating. On the front side of the first carrier between the carrier and the membrane, electrically conductive electrodes are arranged in direct contact with the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Walter Gumbrecht, Peter Paulicka
  • Patent number: 10502704
    Abstract: A gas sensor includes a sensor element having a detecting portion; an insulator supporting the sensor element inserted therethrough; a housing supporting the insulator; an inner cover covering the detecting portion; and an outer cover covering the inner cover. An inner flange portion of the inner cover and the outer flange portion of the outer cover are supported between the insulator and the housing. An end face of the inner flange portion is positioned towards outer side R1 with respect to the radial direction R than the position of an end face of the outer flange portion. A corner portion between the end face and a surface in the outer flange portion protrudes into a surface of the inner flange portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasutaka Kamiya, Yoshihide Segawa, Hirokazu Yamada
  • Patent number: 10470691
    Abstract: Systems and methods of use for continuous analyte measurement of a host's vascular system are provided. In some embodiments, a continuous glucose measurement system includes an electrochemical sensor incorporating a silver/silver chloride reference electrode, wherein a capacity of the reference electrode is controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Daiting Rong, Sebastian Böhm, Matthew D. Wightlin
  • Patent number: 10457907
    Abstract: An electrochemical measurement device includes: a base; a specimen placement portion disposed on the base, for placing a biological specimen; a first electrode disposed on the base and surrounding the specimen placement portion; and a first insulating layer covering the first electrode. The first insulating layer has a plurality of openings, and the first electrode has a plurality of first electrode exposed portions which are portions of the first electrode that are exposed from the openings of the first insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Shunori, Masahiro Yasumi, Makoto Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10458941
    Abstract: Provided is an electrochemical measurement device capable of measuring more accurately and an electrochemical measurement apparatus provided with the electrochemical measurement device. The electrochemical measurement device includes a base part, and a placement part on which an object to be measured is placed, the placement part being provided to the base part. The electrochemical measurement device also includes an electrode part provided near the placement part on the base part, a wiring part provided on a surface of the base part and electrically connected to the electrode part, and an insulator that covers the wiring part. Further, a protruding part is provided on the base part of the electrochemical measurement device so as to protrude past the insulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Ogihara, Sumihiro Otsuka, Noriteru Furumoto, Masahiro Yasumi, Atsushi Shunori
  • Patent number: 10429338
    Abstract: A gas sensor in which an electrode is prevented from being poisoned is provided. A mixed-potential type gas sensor includes a sensor element composed a solid electrolyte. The sensor element includes: a measurement gas introduction space having an open end at a distal end and extending in a longitudinal direction; a sensing electrode provided on an inner side of the measurement gas introduction space; and a heater configured to heat the sensor element. The concentration of the gas component is determined based on a potential difference between the sensing electrode and a reference electrode, while the heater heats the sensor element so that a place having a temperature higher than the temperature of the sensing electrode and the melting point of a poisoning substance exists between the open end and the sensing electrode and the temperature decreases toward the sensing electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Taku Okamoto, Noriko Hirata, Yuki Nakayama, Kosuke Monna
  • Patent number: 10429556
    Abstract: The present invention disclosure provides a spectrally selective panel that comprises a first material being at least partially transmissive for light having a wavelength in the visible wavelength range and being arranged for guiding suitable light. Further, the panel comprises a diffractive element being positioned in, at or in the proximity of the first material. The diffractive element is arranged to deflect predominantly light having a wavelength in an IR wavelength band. The first material is arranged and the diffractive element is oriented such that at least a portion of energy associated with IR light incident from a transversal direction of the spectrally selective panel is directed along the panel towards a side portion of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: TROPIGLAS TECHNOLOGIES LTD
    Inventors: Victor Rosenberg, Mikhail Vasiliev, Kamal Alameh
  • Patent number: 10411179
    Abstract: A thermoelectric generation module has a cooling surface formed on one of a front side and a rear side and a heating surface formed on the other thereof. The thermoelectric generation module includes: a plurality of thermoelectric elements; a pair of flexible boards holding the thermoelectric elements therebetween and respectively defining the cooling surface and the heating surface; a plurality of interelement electrodes respectively provided on opposed surfaces of the flexible boards and configured to electrically connect the thermoelectric elements to each other; a lead wire configured to be electrically connected to an interelement electrode to which a terminal element located at an end of an electrical arrangement is connected; and a reinforcing pattern interposed between the flexible boards and being closer to the drawn-out lead wire with respect to the terminal element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: KELK Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuya Makino, Shinichi Fujimoto, Hirokuni Hachiuma
  • Patent number: 10411198
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an organic electroluminescent (EL) device having improved luminous efficiency, sufficiently secured driving stability, and a simple construction. The organic EL device of the present invention includes, between an anode and a cathode laminated on a substrate, an organic layer including a material for a luminescent device, in which the material for a luminescent device includes a carborane compound. The carborane compound includes a branched carborane compound in which three or more carborane rings bonded to one another through an aromatic group are present, at least one dibenzothiophene ring is present, and the at least one dibenzothiophene ring is bonded to the carborane ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CHEMICAL & MATERIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junya Ogawa, Masashi Tada, Tokiko Ueda, Takahiro Kai
  • Patent number: 10393696
    Abstract: A gas sensor includes a sensor element. The sensor element includes; a solid electrolyte body that has oxygen ion conductivity and includes a first main surface exposed to a gas to be measured and a second main surface exposed to a reference gas; a sensor electrode that is provided on the first main surface and detects a specific gas component in the gas to be measured; and a reference electrode that is provided on the second main surface. The sensor electrode is made of a Pt—Rh alloy that contains 30 mass % to 70 mass % Pt and 70 mass % to 30 mass % Rh, when an overall noble metal component is 100 mass %. A variation amount of the Rh content of the Pt—Rh alloy from an outermost surface to a depth of 350 nm in a thickness direction of the sensor electrode is within a range of up to 10 mass %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Todo, Mitsunobu Nakato, Hiroaki Yoto, Hiroki Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 10396381
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thermoelectric cooperative control method for the SOFC system based on fractional order sliding mode variable structure, comprising the following steps: S1, collecting parameters of system states and output under combinations of different input parameters of the SOFC system, acquiring an influence function of steady-state power, temperature, efficiency response characteristics and bypass valve opening BP within a full load interval on efficiency optimization, as well as an efficiency optimization function within a specified load switching interval and under a time-delay condition; S2, acquiring a local optimal steady-state operation function, a global optimal function under the steady state developed and formed, and a power tracking function with different switching intervals and different time-delay conditions; S3, calculating a sliding mode interval; S4, calculating a series reaching law function according to optimization functions; S5, eliminating chattering of the series r
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: HUAZHONG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Xi Li, Jianhua Jiang, Zhonghua Deng, Lin Zhang, Jian Li
  • Patent number: 10386326
    Abstract: Flexible electrical devices are provided that include a coated inner carbon nanotube electrode that has an exterior surface, an outer carbon nanotube electrode disposed on the exterior surface of the coated inner carbon nanotube electrode, and an overlap region in which the coated inner carbon nanotube electrode and the outer carbon nanotube electrode overlap one another, in which the device has a fiber-like geometry and first and second electrode ends. Methods are provided for fabricating an electrical component that includes a flexible electrical component having a fiber-like geometry and includes carbon nanotube electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Smithyman, Zhiyong Liang
  • Patent number: 10388899
    Abstract: Inverted polymer solar cell comprising: an electron contact layer; a cathodic buffer layer; an active layer comprising at least one ?-conjugated polymer and at least one organic electron acceptor compound; an anodic buffer layer; a hole contact layer; wherein the cathodic buffer layer comprises zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide and at least one interfacial agent selected from optionally substituted C7-C21 aromatic carboxylic acids or salts thereof. Such polymer solar cells have improved performance in terms of high charge mobility, high transparency, high efficiency and high chemical stability, which can be produced on a large industrial scale with a high surface area. A process for producing the same is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: ENI S.p.A.
    Inventors: Chiara Carbonera, Anna Calabrese, Marja Vilkman
  • Patent number: 10385377
    Abstract: A TFT biosensor includes a gate electrode (silicon substrate), a reference electrode, and enzyme that is fixed to an insulating substrate spatially separated from the gate electrode and the reference electrode. A pH variation in the vicinity of an ion-sensitive insulating film is induced by a reaction between the enzyme and a sensing object material. The TFT biosensor can detect a concentration of the sensing object material with high sensitivity by detecting the pH variation as a threshold voltage shift of characteristics of a gate-source voltage to a source-drain current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: NLT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazushige Takechi, Shinnosuke Iwamatsu, Yutaka Abe, Toru Yahagi, Shunsuke Konno, Mutsuto Katoh
  • Patent number: 10389299
    Abstract: A photovoltaic system includes at least one string of solar modules and a system for individually disconnecting the solar modules and for safely connecting or reconnecting the disconnected solar modules to the string. At least some of the solar junction boxes are “smart” and have a safety circuit that defines an operating state and a safe state. The solar junction boxes are switched from the safe state to the operating state, i.e. are activated, by injecting a starting current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Höft, Martin Jankowski
  • Patent number: 10374174
    Abstract: An organometallic compound represented by Formula 1: wherein in Formula 1, groups and variables are the same as described in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bumwoo Park, Yoonhyun Kwak, Hyun Koo, Jiwhan Kim, Sunyoung Lee, Jiyoun Lee
  • Patent number: 10371659
    Abstract: A gas sensor element with suppressed response deterioration even when poisoned with S when fuel or exhaust gas contains ethanol and the ethanol content is high. The element includes a detection portion, which includes a solid electrolyte layer having a pair of electrodes on opposite sides thereof, a shielding layer defining a measurement target gas space with a porous diffusive resistance layer, and a reference gas space protective layer; a heat-generating portion stacked on the detection portion; and a porous protective layer surrounding the detection portion and heat-generating portion. The porous protective layer includes a first porous protective layer surrounding at least the porous diffusive resistance layer, and a second porous protective layer surrounding the first porous protective layer, the detection portion and the heat-generating portion. The first porous protective layer contains none of La, Ca, or Mg, while the second porous protective layer contains at least one of them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya Kato, Satoshi Nakamura, Hiroki Nishijima, Makoto Ito
  • Patent number: 10365243
    Abstract: A gas sensor is provided with a sensor element having a detecting portion; an insulator supporting the sensor element in a state where the detecting portion is protruded therefrom, the sensor element being inserted through the insulator; a housing supporting the insulator; an inner cover covering the detecting portion; and an outer cover covering the inner cover. An inner flange portion of the inner cover and an outer flange portion of the outer cover are supported between the insulator and the housing. A protrusion is formed on a corner portion facing the insulator, the protrusion contacting with the insulator. An end face of the outer flange portion is positioned radially closer to an outer side with respect to a radial direction, than a position of an end face of the inner flange portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasutaka Kamiya, Yoshihide Segawa, Hirokazu Yamada
  • Patent number: 10367109
    Abstract: The invention provides a back sheet including a water-impermeable sheet and a film firmly bonded to each other and exhibiting excellent adhesiveness to an EVA encapsulant layer of a solar cell module even without corona discharge treatment on the film surface. The back sheet of the invention is a back sheet for solar cell module, including a water-impermeable sheet and a film. The film is disposed on at least one side of the water-impermeable sheet and is formed from a coating containing a fluorine-containing copolymer. The fluorine-containing copolymer contains a C2-C3 perhaloolefin structural unit, a vinyl acetate structural unit, a hydroxy-containing vinyl monomer structural unit, and a carboxy-containing monomer structural unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuma Kawabe, Kengo Ito, Eri Tanioka, Katsuhiko Imoto, Hideto Nakagawa, Kenji Gobou