Patents Examined by Tabassom Tadayyon-Eslami
  • Patent number: 11345994
    Abstract: A method for forming a coating film on a powder includes: a dispersion step of setting a container having contained the powder P in a main body of a dispersion device, and dispersing the powder in the container by the main body of the dispersion device; and an ALD step for forming the coating film on a surface of the powder, by setting the container having been removed from the main body of the dispersion device in a main body of an ALD apparatus in such a state that gas can be introduced and be exhausted, introducing a gas for performing an ALD cycle into the container, filling the container with the gas, and then exhausting the gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Creative Coatings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiji Sato, Hitoshi Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 11322176
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a magnetic recording medium forms an unfinished product including a magnetic recording layer and a protection layer that are successively formed on a substrate, and forms a lubricant layer on the protection layer of the unfinished product. The lubricant layer is formed by coating a first organic fluorine compound on the protection layer of the unfinished product, and supplying a gas, including a second organic fluorine compound, onto the protection layer of the unfinished product, and decomposing the second organic fluorine compound by Townsend discharge and ultraviolet ray irradiation. The protection layer includes carbon, and the first organic fluorine compound includes a functional group at a terminal thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignees: SHOWA DENKO K.K., The School Corporation Kansai University
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tani, Hiroshi Sakai, Eishin Yamakawa, Kazuki Shindo
  • Patent number: 11316156
    Abstract: A method of pre-lithiating a negative electrode for a secondary battery, including: dispersing a lithium metal powder, an inorganic material powder and a binder in a solvent to prepare a mixed solution; and applying the mixed solution to the negative electrode to form a lithium metal-inorganic composite layer on the negative electrode, thereby forming the pre-lithiated negative electrode. Also, a method for pre-lithiating a negative electrode having a high capacity by a simple process. Further, a negative electrode for a secondary battery manufactured through the pre-lithiation method provided in the present invention has an improved initial irreversibility, and secondary batteries manufactured using such a negative electrode for a secondary battery have excellent charge/discharge efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Wook Woo, Eun Kyung Kim, Yoon Ah Kang, Jun Hyuk Song, Oh Byong Chae
  • Patent number: 11316236
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing an electrode for solid-state batteries which comprises a PTC resistor layer containing an insulating inorganic substance and in which electronic resistance is low. The production method is a method for producing an electrode for solid-state batteries, wherein the method is a method for producing an electrode for use in a solid-state battery comprising a cathode, an anode and an electrolyte layer disposed between the cathode and the anode; wherein the electrode is at least one of the cathode and the anode, and the electrode comprises a current collector, an electrode active material layer and a PTC resistor layer disposed between the current collector and the electrode active material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Norihiro Ose, Tomoya Suzuki, Hajime Hasegawa, Kazuo Yaso, Hideaki Nishimura, Yuki Matsushita
  • Patent number: 11309124
    Abstract: A method for producing an electronic component includes a step of preparing a porous base body containing a ceramic and including an inner conductor disposed in the body; and a step of impregnating the base body with a resin emulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nomura, Shoichiro Furukawa, Mitsunori Inoue, Mikiko Noguchi
  • Patent number: 11302927
    Abstract: A method for producing a noble metal-free catalyst comprises providing a catalyst support comprising organic heterocycles as catalyst, and applying an oxidation-inhibiting protective layer. Embodiments further relate to a noble metal-free catalyst, a fuel cell, and a motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignees: VOLKSWAGEN AG, AUDI AG
    Inventors: Gerold Hübner, Lasse Schmidt, Alexander Vollbrecht
  • Patent number: 11292027
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of the protection of security documents such as for example banknotes and identity documents against counterfeit and illegal reproduction. In particular, the present invention provides processes for magnetically transferring one or more indicia into a not yet hardened coating layer made of a coating composition comprising platelet-shaped magnetic or magnetizable pigment particles so as to produce optical effect layers (OELs) as anti-counterfeit means on security documents or security articles or for decorative purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: SICPA HOLDING SA
    Inventors: Neda Nikseresht Ghanepour, Evgeny Loginov, Mathieu Schmid, Claude-Alain Despland, Edgar Muller
  • Patent number: 11279998
    Abstract: The technique relates to a method for preparing a nanomesh metal membrane 5 transferable on a very wide variety of supports of different types and shapes comprising at least one step of de-alloying 1 a thin layer 6 of a metal alloy deposited on a substrate 7, said method being characterized in that said thin layer 6 has a thickness less than 100 nm, and in that said de-alloying step 1 is carried out by exposing said thin layer 6 to an acid vapor in the gas phase 8, in order to form said nanomesh metal membrane 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignees: CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE, Nantes University
    Inventors: Abdel-Aziz El Mel, Pierre-Yves Tessier, Adrien Chauvin
  • Patent number: 11283068
    Abstract: Methods of preparing an electrochemically active material can include providing electrochemically active particles, coating the particles with a binder, and exposing the particles to a source of metal. The methods can also include forming metal salt on the surface of the particles from the source of metal and heating the metal salt to form metal oxide coated particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Enevate Corporation
    Inventors: Sanjaya D. Perera, Benjamin Yong Park, Jill R. Pestana
  • Patent number: 11273435
    Abstract: To provide a method for producing a fluorinated cation exchange membrane, by which a fluorinated cation exchange membrane having a high effect to suppress attachment of the gas to the surface on the cathode side and having an excellent resistance to dropping of inorganic particles from a gas-releasing layer provided on the cathode side can be obtained. A method for producing a fluorinated cation exchange membrane 1 for electrolysis comprising, on at least the cathode side, a layer (?1) 12 containing a perfluorocarbon polymer (A) having carboxylic acid groups or precursor groups of carboxylic acid groups, and a gas-releasing layer (?2) 10 provided on the cathode side of the layer (?1) 12, which comprises applying to the surface of the layer (?1) 12 a coating liquid containing inorganic particles having an average secondary particle size of from 0.5 to 1.5 ?m, a binder and a dispersion medium in a mass ratio of the binder to the total mass of the inorganic particles and the binder of from 0.15 to 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Kusano, Takayuki Kaneko
  • Patent number: 11268122
    Abstract: A method of producing a device includes providing a substrate which has a recess. A multitude of loose particles is introduced into the recess. A first portion of the particles is coated by using a coating process having a depth of penetration which extends from an opening of the recess, along a direction of depth, and into the recess, so that the first portion is connected to form a solidified porous structure. The depth of penetration of the coating process which extends into the recess is set such that a second portion of the particles is not connected by means of the coating, and such that the solidified first portion of the particles is arranged between the second portion of the particles and surroundings of the recess. According to the invention, the second portion of the particles is at least partly removed from the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der anaewandten Forschunq e.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Lisec, Fabian Lofink
  • Patent number: 11271158
    Abstract: Described herein is a method for the production of electronic or optoelectronic devices with an anisotropic molecular structure of an organic semiconductor material. Also described herein are electronic or optoelectronic devices including an organic semiconductor material with anisotropic molecular structure. Also described herein are fibers comprising a hollow core and a shell comprising an organic semiconductor material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: InnovationLab GmbH
    Inventors: Tobias Roedlmeier, Anthony Morfa, Gerardo Hemandez-Sosa, Ralph Eckstein
  • Patent number: 11264255
    Abstract: A system for removing an oxide material from a surface of a substrate can include a substrate tray to receive the substrate, and a cooling body to receive the substrate tray. The system may include a first temperature control element configured to control a temperature of the substrate tray and a second temperature control element configured to control a temperature of the cooling body, where the first temperature control element and the second temperature control element can be independently controlled. A method for removing oxide material from a surface of a substrate can include providing the substrate on a substrate tray having heating elements, cooling the substrate by transferring heat from the substrate tray to a cooling body, depositing a halogen-containing material on the cooled substrate while the substrate is on the cooling body, and subsequently sublimating the halogen-containing material by heating the cooled substrate by transferring heat from the substrate tray to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: ASM IP HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: John Tolle, Eric R. Hill
  • Patent number: 11236249
    Abstract: A method of preparing a conductive pattern on a substrate includes the steps of applying a receiving layer on a substrate, applying a metallic nanoparticle dispersion on the white receiving layer thereby forming a metallic pattern, and sintering the metallic pattern, characterized in that the receiving layer has a roughness Rz between 1 and 75.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: AGFA-GEVAERT NV
    Inventors: Fernando Cortes Salazar, Koen Steert, Vincent Courtet, Karl Van Den Bossche, Willem Gilbert, Gert Daelemans, Peter Willaert
  • Patent number: 11239455
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a porous carbon electrode, the method including: applying a metal film or metal particles to one surface of a carbon electrode; heat treating the carbon electrode to which the metal film or the metal particles are applied; and forming one surface of the carbon electrode in a porous structure by making the metal film or the metal particles penetrate into one surface of the carbon electrode, and the efficiency of the carbon electrode as an electrode may be improved while increasing a surface area of a carbon structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: BBB INC.
    Inventors: Hyundoo Hwang, Jaekyu Choi
  • Patent number: 11232813
    Abstract: A film-forming apparatus and a method for manufacturing a magnetic recording medium are provided. The film-forming apparatus includes a rotating body which moves a base material with a strip shape which has flexibility, a plurality of cathodes which are provided to oppose a rotating surface of the rotating body; and a plurality of accommodating sections which accommodate each of the plurality of cathodes. The method includes sequentially film-forming a plurality of thin films on a base material using a plurality of cathodes which are provided on a moving path of the base material while moving the base material with a strip shape which has flexibility. Each of the plurality of cathodes is accommodated in a plurality of accommodating sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Aizawa, Atsuhiro Abe
  • Patent number: 11224890
    Abstract: When a slurry s obtained by dispersing a rare-earth-compound powder in a solvent is applied to sintered magnet bodies m, and dried to remove the solvent in the slurry and cause the surfaces of the sintered magnet bodies to be coated with the powder, and the sintered magnet bodies coated with the powder are heat treated to cause the rare-earth element to be absorbed by the sintered magnet bodies, the sintered magnet bodies m are warmed or heated before the slurry s is applied. As a result, the rare-earth-compound powder can be efficiently and uniformly applied to the surfaces of the sintered magnet bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukihiro Kuribayashi, Shogo Kamiya, Harukazu Maegawa, Shintaro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11228037
    Abstract: High performance electrodes for electrochemical devices having a polymer network with an electroactive material chemically attached to a crosslinked polymer matrix are disclosed. A method includes mixing an electrode slurry and forming a polymer network within the electrode slurry. The electrode slurry includes an electroactive material, an electrically conductive filler, a plurality of polymer chains, and a plurality of chemical crosslinking precursors. Each chemically crosslinking precursor is configured to (i) chemically crosslink the plurality of polymer chains and (ii) chemically attach the electroactive material to the plurality of polymer chains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Xiaosong Huang, Nicole Ellison
  • Patent number: 11220749
    Abstract: A particle coating method includes placing magnetic particles in a vessel, fixing the magnetic particles by a magnetic force caused by a magnetic field generated in the vessel, and forming a coating film on surfaces of the magnetic particles by an atomic layer deposition method. Further, the method preferably includes forming a coating film on surfaces of the magnetic particles by an atomic layer deposition method in a state where the magnetic particles are fixed by the magnetic force in a first direction, thereby obtaining coated magnetic particles, and forming a coating film on surfaces of the coated magnetic particles in a state where the coated magnetic particles are fixed by the magnetic force in a second direction different from the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Inventors: Kenji Otsuka, Kazuhiro Gomi
  • Patent number: 11214713
    Abstract: Letting a particle diameter be Dx (?m) when a cumulative particle volume cumulated from the small particle diameter side reaches x (%) of the total particle volume in a particle size distribution obtained regarding cerium oxide included in a polishing liquid using a laser diffraction/scattering method, D5 is 1 ?m or less, and a difference between D95 and D5 is 3 ?m or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshio Takizawa