Patents Examined by William D Young
  • Patent number: 11352313
    Abstract: A compound of formula (I): wherein W is independently selected from the group consisting of H, F, Cl, Br, and I; X is independently selected from the group consisting of H, F, Cl, Br, and I; Y is independently selected from the group consisting of F, Cl, Br, and I; Z is independently selected from the group consisting of H, F, Cl, Br, and I; n is an integer from 1 to 8; and n? is an integer from 1 to 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventors: Andrew Paul Sharratt, Robert Elliott Low, Emma Jane Hodgson
  • Patent number: 11342514
    Abstract: Provided is an organic metal complex having a structure represented by the following general formula (1): MLmL?n??(1) where: M represents a metal atom selected from Ir, Pt, Rh, Os, and Zn; L and L?, which are different from each other, each represent a bidentate ligand; m represents an integer of 1 to 3 and n represents an integer of 0 to 2, provided that m+n is 3; a partial structure MLm represents a structure represented by the following general formula (2): and a partial structure ML?n represents a structure including a monovalent bidentate ligand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Kamatani, Masashi Hashimoto, Satoshi Igawa, Shinjiro Okada
  • Patent number: 11335861
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion element uses organic materials and is provided with improved quantum efficiency and response rate. The organic photoelectric conversion element includes, in a photoelectric conversion layer, p-type molecules represented by Formula (1): in which A represents any one of oxygen, sulfur or selenium, any one of R1 to R4 represents a substituted or unsubstituted aryl or heteroaryl having 4 to 30 carbon atoms, the remainder of R1 to R4 each represent hydrogen, any one of R5 to R8 represents a substituted or unsubstituted aryl or heteroaryl having 4 to 30 carbon atoms, and the remainder of R5 to R8 each represent hydrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yosuke Saito, Ichiro Takemura, Osamu Enoki, Yuki Negishi, Yuta Hasegawa, Hideaki Mogi, Yasuharu Ujiie
  • Patent number: 11313050
    Abstract: An indium phosphide single-crystal body has an oxygen concentration of less than 1×1016 atoms·cm?3, and includes a straight body portion having a cylindrical shape, wherein a diameter of the straight body portion is more than or equal to 100 mm and less than or equal to 150 mm or is more than 100 mm and less than or equal to 150 mm. An indium phosphide single-crystal substrate has an oxygen concentration of less than 1×1016 atoms·cm?13, wherein a diameter of the indium phosphide single-crystal substrate is more than or equal to 100 mm and less than or equal to 150 mm or is more than 100 mm and less than or equal to 150 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Yanagisawa, Kazuaki Konoike, Katsushi Hashio
  • Patent number: 11311941
    Abstract: Methods for making a plurality of microparticles from a reaction solution that includes an organic acid in a solvent are provided. The method may include adding a chromium salt and a palladium salt to the reaction solution; bringing the reaction solution to a reaction temperature of 0° C. to 150° C. to form palladium cations and chromium cations within the reaction solution such that the palladium cations and chromium cations combine to form the plurality of microparticles that precipitate from the reaction solution; and collecting the microparticles from the reaction mixture. The plurality of microparticles comprises a palladium-chromium alloy. The palladium-chromium alloy may comprise chromium in a weight percentage of 1% to 20% of the total weight of the palladium-chromium alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Louis Lefebvre, Ehsan Marzbanrad, Ehsan Toyserkani, Jeremy Vandenberg
  • Patent number: 11292925
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a conductive coating composition that includes a functionalized carbon nanomaterial and/or boron nanomaterial and a fluid component. The nanomaterial and fluid component forms hydrogen bond network in the disclosed composition. Because of the formed hydrogen bonds, the disclosed coating exhibits enhanced thermal or electrical conductivity. Also disclosed is a method to improve thermal or electrical conductivity of an existing coating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF REGENTS
    Inventors: Haiping Hong, Christian Widener, Gregory Lee Christensen
  • Patent number: 11286354
    Abstract: Described herein is a method for producing a biofabricated material from collagen or collagen-like proteins. The collagen or collagen-like proteins are isolated from animal sources or produced by recombinant DNA techniques or by chemical synthesis. The collagen or collagen-like proteins are fibrillated, crosslinked, dehydrated and lubricated thus forming the biofabricated material having a substantially uniform network of collagen fibrils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: MODERN MEADOW, INC.
    Inventors: Brendan Patrick Purcell, David Thomas Williamson, Francoise Suzanne Marga, Susan J. Schofer, Darryl Miles Cassingham
  • Patent number: 11289696
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a sulfur-carbon composite including the following steps of: (a) drying a porous carbon material; and (b) adding sulfur to the porous carbon material resulting from the drying of step (a), and mixing the sulfur and porous carbon material by a ball milling process and then heating the resulting ball milled product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Eunkyung Cho, Suenghoon Han, Kwonnam Sohn, Doo Kyung Yang
  • Patent number: 11261341
    Abstract: An ink composition comprises a thermoplastic polyurethane; particles comprising silver; and at least one diluent liquid. The thermoplastic polyurethane has the property of exhibiting an elongation at break ranging from about 200% to about 1500% at 23° C. when in pure polymer form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sarah J. Vella, Yujie Zhu, Gregory McGuire
  • Patent number: 11258026
    Abstract: The nanoparticle of the embodiments of the present disclosure includes nanograins, and a first ligand and a second ligand connected to a surface of each nanograin, wherein the first ligand has alkali solubility, and the second ligand undergoes a crosslinking reaction when heated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhuo Chen, Wenhai Mei
  • Patent number: 11242473
    Abstract: A conductive adhesive film according to an embodiment includes: an adhesive base layer including first and second major surfaces facing each other; and a plurality of discrete individual particles distributed in the adhesive base layer, wherein outer surfaces of the particles are coated with metal at least in part to form metal coatings, and the metal coatings are connected with one another and are extended between the first and second major surfaces, such that an electrically and mechanically continuous three-dimensional porous network of the metal is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jeongwan Choi, Taehoon Noh
  • Patent number: 11239004
    Abstract: A conductive composition is provided and at least includes an acrylic resin and a conductive powder, wherein the acrylic resin at least contains a polymer unit (A) of a (meth)acrylate having an epoxy group and a polymer unit (B) of a (meth)acrylate having an isobornyl group, and an amount of the polymer unit (B) is 5.0 parts by mass or more and 50.0 parts by mass or less based on 100 parts by mass of the acrylic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Fukao, Tomoaki Sawada, Takatoshi Abe
  • Patent number: 11220613
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an elastic conductor with high conductivity and stable electrical performance under stretching. The elastic conductor comprises a matrix material; a plurality of electrically conductive structures embedded in the matrix; and one or more particles embedded in the matrix, wherein the particles are configured to release an electrically conductive material upon stretching of the elastic conductor. In a preferred embodiment, each of the particles comprises a core of the electrically conducting material, such as liquid eutectic gallium indium alloy, and an outer shell surrounding the core, such as gallium oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jiangxin Wang, Pooi See Lee
  • Patent number: 11214583
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel compound having an alkoxysilyl group and an active ester group, a method for preparing the same, a composition comprising the same, and a use, wherein the novel compound exhibits improved low moisture absorption and/or low dielectric properties when cured as an epoxy composition, but is not accompanied by loss of thermal expansion characteristics. Disclosed are a novel compound of formulae AF to LF having an alkoxysilyl group and an active ester group, and a method for preparing the same, a composition comprising the same, and a use of same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hyun-Aee Chun, Yun-Ju Kim, Sook-Yeon Park, Su-Jin Park, Tae-Kwang Kim
  • Patent number: 11214491
    Abstract: A method of forming a functionalized device substrate is provided that includes the steps of: forming a graphene layer on a growth substrate; applying a polyimide layer to a glass, glass-ceramic or ceramic substrate, wherein a coupling agent couples the polyimide layer to the said substrate; coupling the polyimide layer to the graphene layer on the growth substrate; and peeling the growth substrate from the graphene layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignees: Corning Incorporated, ICFO—THE INSTITUTE OF PHOTONIC SCIENCES, INSTITUCIÓ CATALANA DE RECERCA I ESTUDIS AVANÇATS (ICREA)
    Inventors: Therese Francoise Arliguie, Theresa Chang, Miriam Marchena Martín-Francés, Prantik Mazumder, Valerio Pruneri, Frederic Christian Wagner
  • Patent number: 11208571
    Abstract: A method termed “superacid-surfactant exchange” (S2E) for the dispersion of carbon nanomaterials in aqueous solutions. This S2E method enables nondestructive dispersion of carbon nanomaterials (including single-walled carbon nanotubes, double-walled carbon nanotubes, multi-wall carbon nanotubes, and graphene) at rapidly and at large scale in aqueous solution without a requirement for expensive or complicated equipment. Dispersed carbon nanotubes obtained from this method feature long length, low defect density, high electrical conductivity, and in the case of semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes, bright photoluminescence in the near-infrared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK
    Inventors: YuHuang Wang, Peng Wang, Mijin Kim, Chiyu Zhang
  • Patent number: 11198940
    Abstract: An exemplary printable composition comprises a liquid or gel suspension of a plurality of metallic nanofibers or nanowires; a first solvent; and a viscosity modifier, resin, or binder. In various embodiments, the metallic nanofibers are between about 10 microns to about 100 microns in length, are between about 10 nm to about 120 nm in diameter, and are typically functionalized with a coating or partial coating of polyvinyl pyrrolidone or a similar compound. An exemplary metallic nanofiber ink which can be printed to produce a substantially transparent conductor comprises a plurality of metallic nanofibers; one or more solvents such as 1-butanol, ethanol, 1-pentanol, n-methylpyrrolidone, cyclohexanone, cyclopentanone, 1-hexanol, acetic acid, cyclohexanol, or mixtures thereof; and a viscosity modifier, resin, or binder such as polyvinyl pyrrolidone or a polyimide, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: NthDegree Technologies Worldwide Inc
    Inventors: Mark David Lowenthal, Mark Lewandowski, Jeffrey Baldridge, Lixin Zheng, David Michael Chesler
  • Patent number: 11186733
    Abstract: Provided is a conductor film obtainable using a carbon nanotube dispersion liquid. The carbon nanotube dispersion liquid contains carbon nanotubes (A), a polymeric dispersant (B) including a sulfonic acid group-containing monomeric unit and an ethylenically unsaturated aliphatic carboxylic acid monomeric unit, and a solvent (C). Percentage content of the ethylenically unsaturated aliphatic carboxylic acid monomeric unit in the polymeric dispersant (B) is greater than 20 mol % and no greater than 90 mol %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiko Yoshiwara, Kiyoshige Kojima, Yasuo Mukunoki, Akihiro Kojima, Masashi Ikegami
  • Patent number: 11174130
    Abstract: A pulley for an elevator includes a base body made e.g. from steel and having a rotation-symmetrical circumferential surface. Additionally, a friction reducing coating is applied to the circumferential surface of the base body. Due to the friction reducing coating and, optionally, due to additionally smoothing the base body's circumferential surface before depositing the coating, a very low friction between an outside surface of the pulley and a contacting surface of a suspension traction member may be obtained. Thereby, guiding characteristics of the pulley may be improved and/or alignment requirements upon installation of the pulley may be relaxed. Preferably, the coating may comprise diamond-like carbon (DLC) or chromium nitride (CrN) such that the coating provides for superior wear resistance, slickness, corrosion protection and electrical characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: INVENTIO AG
    Inventors: Volker Zapf, Sascha Hessel
  • Patent number: 11171333
    Abstract: There is provided a production method of a lithium-containing composite oxide capable of improving performances of cycle characteristics, rate characteristics, and the like of a lithium ion secondary battery. A production method of a lithium-containing composite oxide is characterized in that when producing a lithium-containing composite oxide by mixing a transition metal hydroxide containing Ni and Mn essentially and a lithium source and heating the mixture, a transition metal hydroxide having a crystallite diameter of the (100) plane being 35 nm or less in a crystal structure model in the space group P-3m1 of an X-ray diffraction pattern is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiko Tamura, Takeshi Kawasato, Satoshi Asakura