Conductor Structure (nonsuperconductive) Patents (Class 174/126.1)
  • Patent number: 10875097
    Abstract: First, a liquid mixture is obtained by mixing at least a silver compound, a reductant, and a dispersant (S1). Then, the liquid mixture is heated to cause reaction between the silver compound and the reductant and generate first silver particles each having a sheet-like or plate-like shape and second silver particles each having a spherical shape or a shape closer to a sphere than the first silver particles and a particle diameter smaller than a maximum value of a length of a side of each of the first silver particles (S2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: OSAKA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Katsuaki Suganuma, Jinting Jiu
  • Patent number: 10811626
    Abstract: An electroluminescent display device and a fabricating method thereof are provided. The device has a TFT layer, a first functional layer, an electroluminescent layer, a second functional layer, and a functional bar disposed sequentially. The device uses Seebeck effect of constituent material of p-type Bi2Te3 of the functional bar to absorb heat of the TFT layer for converting the heat into electric energy, thereby effectively reducing heat of the TFT layer, reducing aging of circuit and organic material, and improving life of the electroluminescent display device. A work function of p-type Bi2Te3 material of the functional bar is 5.3 eV. An electroluminescent material has a HOMO energy level ranging from 5 to 6 eV. Under a driving of a thermoelectromotive force, majority carriers (holes) in the constituent material of p-type Bi2Te3, are injected into the electroluminescent layer to improve a carrier concentration therein, thereby improving emission luminance of the electroluminescent display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kai Wan, Xiaohua Zhong
  • Patent number: 10763015
    Abstract: A system includes a partition element (4) and a first component (1) which is arranged on a first side of the partition element (4). The first component (1) includes at least one conductor (9), and the partition element (4) includes an associated feedthrough (5) for inserting and feeding through the conductor (9) and for electrically contacting the conductor (9) on a second side of the partition element (4) located opposite the first side. The conductor (9) forms a form-fitting connection to the feedthrough (5) and is pressed into the feedthrough (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: BROSE FAHRZEUGTEILE GMBH & CO. KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT, WURZBURG
    Inventors: Axel Steinshorn, Hans-Joachim Schröder
  • Patent number: 10661730
    Abstract: A multi-core cable for vehicle includes two power wires, two signal wires, two electric wires, and a sheath. The two power wires have the same size and are made of the same material. The two signal wires have the same size and are made of the same material, and a pair of the two signal wires is twisted and is configured a twisted pair of signal wires. The two electric wires have the same size and are made of the same material, and a pair of the electric wires is twisted and is configured as a twisted pair of electric wires. The two power wires, the twisted pair of signal wires and the twisted pair of electric wires are stranded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takaya Kohori, Hiroyuki Okawa
  • Patent number: 10644182
    Abstract: A solar cell module includes: an at least one solar cell disposed between a first cover and a second cover; a sealing material that fills a gap between the first cover and the second cover to join them together, and seals the solar cell; and a tab line as a conductor electrically connected to the solar cell and enclosed by the sealing material between the first cover and the second cover, the tab line having a plurality of bases, and an expansion and contraction portion that can expand and contract in a longitudinal direction and connects the plurality of bases, the plurality of bases each being provided with a through hole and a connection base electrically connected to the solar cell, at least one of the first cover and the second cover having a boss as a positioning unit that positions the tab line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hirotaka Inaba
  • Patent number: 10612112
    Abstract: Provided is a noble metal material for 3D printing, the noble metal material including an alloy that contains gold (Au) and a first metal that is different from the gold, wherein the alloy contains about 50 wt % to about 100 wt % of the gold and contains more than about 0 wt % and at most about 50 wt % of the first metal, and the melting point of the alloy is at most 400° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignees: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE, DAELIM CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong Suk Yang, Hong Hyun Shin, In-Kyu You, Sunghoon Hong
  • Patent number: 10586626
    Abstract: A copper alloy wire rod having an alloy composition containing 0.5 to 6.0% by mass of Ag, 0 to 1.0% by mass of Mg, 0 to 1.0% by mass of Cr, and 0 to 1.0% by mass of Zr, with the balance being Cu and inevitable impurities, wherein an average closest particle distance of second phase particles having a particle size of 200 nm or less is 580 nm or less in a cross section perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the wire rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeki Sekiya, Kengo Mitose
  • Patent number: 10575370
    Abstract: An electrical conductor including: a first conductive layer including a plurality of metal nanowires; and a second conductive layer disposed on a surface of the first conductive layer, wherein the second conductive layer includes a plurality of metal oxide nanosheets, wherein in the first conductive layer, a metal nanowire of the plurality of metal nanowires contacts at least two metal oxide nanosheets of the plurality of metal oxide nanosheets, and wherein the plurality of metal oxide nanosheets includes an electrical connection between contacting metal oxide nanosheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Se Yun Kim, Jong Wook Roh, Jongmin Lee, Doh Won Jung, Sungwoo Hwang, Chan Kwak, Jinyoung Hwang
  • Patent number: 10564746
    Abstract: A display device and a method of manufacturing a display device are disclosed. In one aspect, the display devices includes display area configured to display an image, a non-display area adjacent to the display area, and a first substrate having a first side and including a touch sensor in the display area and a touch sensor pad in the non-display area. The display device also includes a second substrate opposite to the first substrate, the second substrate including a pixel in the display area and a connecting pad in the non-display area, and a conductive member configured to electrically connect the touch sensor pad and the connecting pad. An inter-bar is interposed between the first and second substrates and between the first side of the first substrate and the touch sensor pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ung Soo Lee, Jin Woo Park, Ho Youn Kim, Hyun Chul Oh, Jun Young Lee, Hyun Soo Jung, Su Hyuk Choi
  • Patent number: 10547152
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly method, including the steps of: step 1: providing a terminal having a soldering portion; step 2: heating the soldering portion to a melting temperature of a solder; step 3: providing the solder, and press-fitting the solder to the soldering portion by a jig, so that the solder is fused and fixed to the soldering portion; and step 4: inserting the terminal fixed with the solder into an insulating body. Because only the soldering portion of the terminal is heated, less thermal energy is needed, thereby saving energy and reducing the production cost of the electrical connector. Moreover, the insulating body does not need to be heated, thus preventing the insulating body from being warped and deformed due to heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Ted Ju
  • Patent number: 10538210
    Abstract: A multi-core cable for vehicle includes two power wires, two signal wires, two electric wires, and a sheath. The two power wires have the same size and are made of the same material. The two signal wires have the same size and are made of the same material, and a pair of the two signal wires is twisted and is configured a twisted pair of signal wires. The two electric wires have the same size and are made of the same material, and a pair of the electric wires is twisted and is configured as a twisted pair of electric wires. The two power wires, the twisted pair of signal wires and the twisted pair of electric wires are stranded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takaya Kohori, Hiroyuki Okawa
  • Patent number: 10493425
    Abstract: A method for preparing a hollow hydroxyl iron-manganese composite by employing a cubic structure template comprises: (1) preparation of a template: adding a certain mass of potassium permanganate to diluted hydrochloric acid, and dissolving and mixing evenly the same by magnetic stirring at room temperature; then adding polyvinylpyrrolidone thereto, and continuing to dissolve the same thoroughly by magnetic stirring; and finally adding a certain mass of potassium ferrocyanide and de-solubilizing the same for 10-60 minutes at room temperature, then transferring the above mixed solution into a sample bottle, and performing an isothermal reaction at 50-90° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Inventors: Huijuan Liu, Gong Zhang, Hongwei Zhang, Huachun Lan, Ruiping Liu, Jiuhui Qu
  • Patent number: 10440823
    Abstract: A printed wiring board includes a core substrate, a first build-up layer, and a second build-up layer. The core substrate includes a core layer, through-hole conductors and through-hole lands. Metal foils of the through-hole lands in the core substrate have mat surfaces at interfaces of the core layer in the core substrate, metal foils of via lands in the build-up layers have inner mat surfaces at interfaces of insulating layers, and metal foils of outermost conductor layers in the build-up layers have outermost mat surfaces at interfaces of outermost insulating layers. Ten-point average roughness (RzI1) of the inner first mat surface is smaller than each often-point average roughness (Rz1, Rz2) of the mat surfaces and ten-point average roughness (RzO1, RzO2) of the outermost mat surfaces. Ten-point average roughness (RzI2) of the inner second mat surface is smaller than each of the ten-point average roughness (Rz1, Rz2, RzO1, RzO2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: IBIDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takema Adachi, Toshihide Makino, Hidetoshi Noguchi
  • Patent number: 10392520
    Abstract: Provided is a carbon nanotube (CNT) network which can improve an electrical joint so that a sufficient amount of current flows into a thin film and the amount of current is controlled. A network of CNT or a CNT hybrid material is constructed by distributing, as a node between CNT and CNT in a CNT thin film, a fine particle of an inorganic semiconductor and preferably fine particles of a metal halide, a metal oxide, or a metal sulfide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Ying Zhou, Reiko Azumi, Satoru Shimada
  • Patent number: 10395834
    Abstract: A multilayer capacitor includes a ceramic body including a plurality of dielectric layers stacked to be disposed perpendicularly to a mounting surface of the ceramic body, and first and second internal electrodes alternately disposed, with respective dielectric layers interposed therebetween, the first and second internal electrodes being exposed to the mounting surface of the ceramic body and first and second end surfaces of the ceramic body opposing each other, respectively; first and second external electrodes disposed on the ceramic body to be connected to the first and second internal electrodes, respectively; and an insulating layer disposed on the mounting surface of the ceramic body and covering portions of the first and second internal electrodes exposed to the mounting surface but not in contact with the first and second external electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Heung Kil Park, Jong Hwan Park
  • Patent number: 10362680
    Abstract: A process for forming a graphene circuit pattern on an object is described. A graphene layer is grown on a metal foil. A bonding layer is formed on a protective film and a surface of the bonding layer is roughened. The graphene layer is transferred onto the roughened surface of the bonding layer. The protective film is removed and the bonding layer is laminated to a first core dielectric substrate. The metal foil is etched away. Thereafter the graphene layer is etched using oxygen plasma etching to form graphene circuits on the first core dielectric substrate. The first core dielectric substrate having graphene circuits thereon is bonded together with a second core dielectric substrate wherein the graphene circuits are on a side facing the second core dielectric substrate wherein an air gap is left there between.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Compass Technology Company, Limited
    Inventors: Kelvin Po Leung Pun, Chee Wah Cheung
  • Patent number: 10340087
    Abstract: A multilayer electronic component and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. The multilayer electronic component includes a body including a multilayer structure in which first internal electrode patterns and second internal electrode patterns different from the first internal electrode patterns are alternately stacked and containing a dielectric material. First and second side parts are disposed on respective outer surfaces of a first pair of opposing outer surfaces of the body. First and second external electrodes are disposed on respective outer surfaces of a second pair of opposing outer surfaces of the body, and the first and second external electrodes are electrically connected to the first and second internal electrode patterns, respectively. The first internal electrode patterns are exposed to the outer surfaces of the first pair of outer surfaces of the body on which the first and second side parts are disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong Min Hong, Ki Pyo Hong
  • Patent number: 10328533
    Abstract: A braided solder wire rope includes a first alloy including Bi—Ag, Bi—Cu, Bi—Ag—Cu, or Bi—Sb; and the second alloy including Sn, In Sn—Ag, Sn—Cu, Sn—Ag—Cu, Sn—Zn, Bi—Sn, Sn—In, Sn—Sb or Bi—In, such that the second alloy controls an interface reaction chemistry with various metallization surface finish materials without interfering with a high temperature performance of the first alloy. The first alloy may have a solidus temperature around 258° C. and at least the first alloy of the first wire and the second alloy of the second wire may be braided together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: INDIUM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hongwen Zhang, Ning-Cheng Lee
  • Patent number: 10256012
    Abstract: An assembly conductor manufacturing method includes aligning, around a center strand, a plurality of peripheral strands, each having at least two side surfaces, one of which opposes an adjacent peripheral strand on one side in a circumferential direction and the other of which opposes an adjacent peripheral strand on the other side in the circumferential direction, so as to form an assembly conductor in which the center strand and the peripheral strands are aligned; twisting the plurality of peripheral strands around the center strand that forms the assembly conductor; and plastic forming the twisted assembly conductor into a substantially rectangular sectional shape. The peripheral strand provided with the two side surfaces has a sectional shape in which a width between the side surfaces becomes narrower toward the center strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshiaki Masui, Hirofumi Inoshita
  • Patent number: 10236753
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an assembled conductor includes: arranging a plurality of peripheral wires having anisotropic cross-sectional shapes around a central wire; bundling the central wire and the peripheral wires that have been arranged, to form a conducting wire bundle; and rolling the conducting wire bundle to form the assembled conductor. The arranging includes a bending process for bending the plurality of peripheral wires in directions along imaginary lines that extend radially relative to an axis of the central wire on an imaginary plane intersecting the axis of the central wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke Mizushima, Toshiaki Masui, Hironari Adachi, Hirofumi Inoshita
  • Patent number: 10147948
    Abstract: A graphene electrode, an energy storage device employing the same, and a method for fabricating the same are provided. The graphene electrode includes a metal foil, a non-doped graphene layer, and a hetero-atom doped graphene layer. Particularly, the hetero-atom doped graphene layer is separated from the metal foil by the non-doped graphene layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Hsiao-Feng Huang, Ping-Chen Chen, Chun-Hsiang Wen, Wei-Jen Liu
  • Patent number: 10101858
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment discloses a touch screen panel including a substrate, touch electrodes positioned in a touch area of the substrate and configured to sense a touch, connecting wirings connected to the touch electrodes, and pads positioned in a peripheral area of the substrate and connected to the electrodes. The touch electrodes include a first electrode and a second electrode positioned on the first electrode. The first electrode includes openings and the second electrode covers the first electrode and the openings of the first electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Hyun Choi, Jung-Moo Hong
  • Patent number: 10096402
    Abstract: Provided herein is a multi-core cable through which positions of a plurality of insulated conductors and a plurality of non-insulated conductors in a cross section in a longitudinal direction are changed and a likelihood of transmission performance being reduced is low. A multi-core cable includes n conductor bundles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Junkosha Inc.
    Inventors: Suguru Tanabe, Tomohiro Adachi
  • Patent number: 10073340
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed relate to protein films and methods of making the same. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of making a protein film including placing on a substrate a protein solution, to form a precursor protein film. The protein solution includes one or more proteins. The method includes compressing the precursor protein film to form a protein film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: University of Massachusetts
    Inventors: Vincent M Rotello, Bradley Duncan, Li-Sheng Wang, Eunhee Jeoung, Chandramouleeswaran Subramani, Krishnendu Saha
  • Patent number: 10065273
    Abstract: The invention relates to a silver solder paste and to a silver solder paste containing copper, which can be used to join metal or metalized substrates, in particular copper substrates, without pressure at low temperatures. The silver solder according to the invention contains a metal-organic silver complex as a precursor, which forms silver nanoparticles only upon being heated and which forms a silver-metal molten phase over a temperature range of 20 to 40 units upon being heated further, which silver-metal molten phase can be used as a process window for joining already starting at 150° C., preferably starting at approximately 200° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Nano-Join GmbH
    Inventors: Annerose Oestreicher, Tobias Roehrich
  • Patent number: 10044409
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a transmission medium having a core. A conductive layer forms an uninsulated outer surface of the transmission medium. The conductive layer is configured to impede accumulation of water to support propagation of first electromagnetic waves guided by the uninsulated outer surface. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Farhad Barzegar, Donald J Barnickel, Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Paul Shala Henry, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10000644
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to conductive, translucent water-borne conductive coatings comprising a water-borne lubricant coating base material, an amount of PEDOT:PSS solution, and an amount of metal-containing nanowire, methods for making the same, and articles coated with such coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Terrell D. Riley, Alexandra E. Corona, Christopher Lamar Broadbent, Shahnaz Shokri, Quynhgiao Nguyen Le
  • Patent number: 9972742
    Abstract: Metal nanowires with high linearity can be produced using metal salts at a relatively low temperature. A transparent conductive film can be formed using the metal nanowires. Particularly, the transparent conductive film has high transmittance, low sheet resistance, and good thermal, chemical and mechanical stability. The transparent conductive film has a high electrical conductivity due to the high linearity of the metal nanowires. The metal nanowires take up 5% or less of the volume of the transparent conductive film, ensuring high transmittance of the transparent conductive film. Furthermore, the metal nanowires are useful as replacements for existing conductive materials, such as ITO, conductive polymers, carbon nanotubes and graphene. The metal nanowires can be applied to flexible substrates and other various substrates due to their good adhesion and high applicability to the substrates. Moreover, the metal nanowires can find application in various fields, such as displays and solar cell devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Young-Jei Oh, Byung-yong Wang
  • Patent number: 9859038
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a surface modified overhead conductor with a coating that allows the conductor to operate at lower temperatures. The coating is an inorganic, non-white coating having durable heat and wet aging characteristics. The coating preferably contains a heat radiating agent with desirable properties, and an appropriate binder/suspension agent. In a preferred embodiment, the coating has L* value of less than 80, a heat emissivity of greater than or equal to 0.5, and/or a solar absorptivity coefficient of greater than 0.3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: General Cable Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Cody R. Davis, Sathish Kumar Ranganathan, Ryan Andersen, Vijay Mhetar, William S. Temple, Srinivas Siripurapu, Gordon Baker, James Freestone, Dennis L. Doss
  • Patent number: 9774231
    Abstract: A brush system for an electric motor, having a substantially semiannular resistor housing into which an electric flat resistor is introduced, two resistor terminals which protrude from the resistor housing and can be coupled in an electrically conducting manner to a conductor path of the electric motor, and a substantially semi-circular support plate that includes two bus bars to electroconductively couple the conductor path to the terminals and to two brush elements. The two terminals are arranged on the same narrow side of the resistor housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co KG, Wuerzburg
    Inventors: Rainer Schoele, Frank Hartmann, Peter Stockmann
  • Patent number: 9758381
    Abstract: A method of in-situ transfer during fabrication of a component comprising a 2-dimensional crystalline thin film on a substrate is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes forming a layered structure comprising a polymer, a 2-dimensional crystalline thin film, a metal catalyst, and a substrate. The metal catalyst, being a growth medium for the two-dimensional crystalline thin film, is etched and removed by infiltrating liquid to enable the in-situ transfer of the two-dimensional crystalline thin film directly onto the underlying substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: National University of Singapore
    Inventors: Kian Ping Loh, Libo Gao, Antonio Helio Castro Neto
  • Patent number: 9731603
    Abstract: An apparatus for transferring electrical current between a first component and a second component includes at least one transfer conductor directing electrical current between the first and second components including a plurality of overlapping conducting layers each arranged in parallel with the directed electrical current and a plurality of insulation layers each disposed between alternating ones of the conducting layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Mark A. Wisnewski, David J. Trzcinski, William C. Goodwin
  • Patent number: 9687903
    Abstract: An assembly unit is produced according to the following method steps: an assembly part is provided which does not yet have a through bore. A disc-shaped welding element blank with a first end side, a second end side and a peripheral surface is stamped out of a sheet metal blank by a punch and a hole die so that the peripheral surface has a cylindrical longitudinal portion extending away from the first end side, and an adjoining cone portion which tapers towards the second end side and forms with this a cutting edge. The welding element blank is stamped with the cutting edge at the front into the assembly part to thereby form the through bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Richard Bergner Verbindungstechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Wilhelm Schneider, Juliane Niedermueller, Klaus Dehlke
  • Patent number: 9682229
    Abstract: An electrode of an implantable medical lead is coated with a polymeric composition that includes (i) a terpolymer formed from monomer subunits consisting essentially of vinyl acetate, alkyl methyl acrylate and n-vinyl pyrrolidone; (ii) a copolymer formed from monomer subunits consisting essentially of vinyl acetate and alkyl methacrylate; and (iii) polyvinyl pyrrolidone. The coating does not substantially adversely affect impedance properties of the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul H. Wu, Catherine E. Taylor, Terrel M. Williams
  • Patent number: 9587133
    Abstract: A preferably aqueous dispersion comprises carbon nanotubes and graphene platelets, with the ratio by mass of carbon nanotubes to graphene platelets being situated within a range from ?5:95 to ?75:25. In a process for preparing a dispersion of this kind, carbon nanotubes and graphene platelets are combined so that the ratio by mass of carbon nanotubes to graphene platelets in the dispersion is in a range from ?5:95 to ?75:25. The dispersion can be used as a printing ink for producing electrically conductive films. The invention further provides an electrically conductive film comprising carbon nanotubes and graphene platelets, with the ratio by mass of carbon nanotubes to graphene platelets being situated within a range from ?5:95 to ?75:25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: FUTURECARBON GMBH
    Inventors: Daniel Rudhardt, Thomas Buesgen, Stefanie Eiden, Diana Dimowa Landen, Gesa Behnken
  • Patent number: 9557460
    Abstract: A transparent conductive layer is made of a graphene transparent conductive material and is in the form of a thin film having a thickness of 0.36 nm-10 nm, transmittance of visible light being 80-97%, and surface resistance being 30-500?/?. A CF substrate includes the graphene transparent conductive layer to replace and ITO transparent conductive layer in order to obtain an electrode or a static electricity draining layer having high transmittance and excellent flexibility and, when used in a liquid crystal display panel, helps improve the transmittance of the liquid crystal panel and reduce the use of backlighting. Also provided is a manufacturing method of the CF substrate having the graphene transparent conductive layer, which uses a CVD process to form graphene on a growth substrate to be subsequently transferred to a CF substrate body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Kuancheng Lee, Yewen Wang
  • Patent number: 9490566
    Abstract: A terminal holder is provided for connecting a cable to a connector or another cable. The terminal holder includes a base plate configured to be held proximate an end of the cable. The base plate includes an edge. Terminal sleeves extend from the edge of the base plate for holding cable terminals of the cable and connector terminals of the connector or of the other cable. The terminal sleeves have internal passages extending from a cable end to a connector end. The internal passage is configured to receive a corresponding cable terminal therein through the cable end. The internal passage is configured to receive a corresponding connector terminal therein through the connector end such that the corresponding cable terminal and the corresponding connector terminal are engaged in electrical contact with each other within the internal passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mohamed Hussein Higgy
  • Patent number: 9453118
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a graphene-based hybrid polymer composite fiber and a method for manufacturing same, and more particularly, to a hybrid composite fiber including the graphene, a carbon nanotube, and a polymer, wherein the graphene and the carbon nanotube are combined by means of self-organization through hydrogen bonding, so as to be very tough and flexible, without involving stretching, and to a method for manufacturing the hybrid composite fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: IUCF-HYU (INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPERATION FOUNDATION HANYANG UNIVERSITY)
    Inventors: Seon Jeong Kim, Min Kyoon Shin, Shi Hyeong Kim
  • Patent number: 9439287
    Abstract: A structure for wireless communication having a plurality of conductor layers, an insulator layer separating each of the conductor layers, and at least one connector connecting two of the conductor layers wherein an electrical resistance is reduced when an electrical signal is induced in the resonator at a predetermined frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: NuCurrent, Inc.
    Inventors: Vinit Singh, Christine A. Frysz
  • Patent number: 9422612
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy wire having excellent bending characteristics, strength, and electrically conductive characteristics, an aluminum alloy stranded wire, a covered electric wire including the above-described alloy wire or stranded wire, and a wire harness including the covered electric wire are provided. The aluminum alloy wire contains not less than 0.1% and not more than 1.5% by mass of Mg, not less than 0.03% and not more than 2.0% of Si, not less than 0.05% and not more than 0.5% of Cu, and a remainder including Al and an impurity, satisfies 0.8?Mg/Si ratio by mass ?3.5, has an electrical conductivity from 35% IACS to 58% IACS, a tensile strength from 150 MPa to 400 MPa, and an elongation not less than 2%. The aluminum alloy wire is manufactured through the steps of casting?rolling?wiredrawing?solution heat treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignees: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Misato Kusakari, Taichiro Nishikawa, Yoshihiro Nakai, Yoshiyuki Takaki, Yasuyuki Otsuka
  • Patent number: 9412709
    Abstract: A packaged semiconductor device is made by forming a conductive pad on an external surface of an integrated circuit device, forming a passivation layer over the conductive pad, removing a portion of the passivation layer over a bond area on the conductive pad, forming a sacrificial anode around a majority of a periphery surrounding the bond area, forming a conductive bond in the bond area, and forming an encapsulating material around the conductive bond and an exposed portion of the sacrificial anode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, INC.
    Inventors: Sheila F. Chopin, Min Ding, Varughese Mathew, Scott S. Roth
  • Patent number: 9388514
    Abstract: Provided are a method of producing an electrically conductive metal composite yarn applicable to a smart textile in which electrical, electronic and IT technologies are combined with an electronic circuit technology using fiber, an electrically conductive metal composite yarn produced by the method, and an embroidered circuit produced using the electrically conductive metal composite yarn, the method including: a first process of producing a covered yarn by wrapping a conductive yarn around a surface of a yarn; a second process of producing a twisted covered-yarn by additionally twisting the covered yarn produced through the first process; and a third process of producing a reinforced plied-yarn by wrapping a yarn around a surface of multiple strands of the twisted covered-yarn in a covered state to increase yield strength of the conductive yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: SANGMYUNG UNIVERSITY SEOUL INDUSTRY-ACADEMY COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventor: Jung Sim Roh
  • Patent number: 9379459
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises a first single-piece contact bracket, a second single-piece contact bracket and a flat, flexible, electrically conductive strip. The first contact bracket and the second contact bracket are secured to the strip with spacing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventor: Wilhelm Grzywok
  • Patent number: 9271394
    Abstract: A transparent electrode sheet includes a transparent support having thereon patterned electrodes, and an absolute value of a difference between a reflection chromaticity of a surface of the electrode of far side from the transparent support and a reflection chromaticity of a surface of the electrode of near side to the transparent support is not more than 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Akira Ichiki
  • Patent number: 9231213
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and/or method are described to enable optically transparent reconfigurable integrated electrical components, such as antennas and RF circuits to be integrated into an optically transparent host platform, such as glass. In one embodiment, an Ag NW film may be configured as a transparent conductor for antennas and/or as interconnects for passive circuit components, such as capacitors or resistors. Ag NW may also be used as transmission lines and/or interconnect overlays for devices. A graphene film may also be configured as active channel material for making active RF devices, such as amplifiers and switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Hyok J. Song, James H. Schaffner, Jeong-Sun Moon, Kyung-Ah Son
  • Patent number: 9216435
    Abstract: The present invention describes a method for the preparation of graphene or graphenic material films by the carbonization of biopolymers. The method comprises the following stages: preparation of an aqueous solution of a non-crystallizable water-soluble biopolymer or a derivative of said biopolymer at the suitable pH, coating of the substrate with the aqueous solution of the biopolymer prepared in the previous stage by immersion of the substrate in said solution or by using the spin coating technique, conditioning of the aqueous solution of the biopolymer by means of a hydrothermal process consisting of subjecting the coated surface to a flow of nitrogen saturated with water vapor at the temperature of between 100 and 250° C. for a time between 30 minutes and several hours, thermal decomposition of the biopolymer deposited on the substrate in the absence of oxygen at temperatures below 1200° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Abengoa Solar New Technologies, S.A.
    Inventors: José María Delgado Sánchez, Emilio Sánchez Cortezon, Pedro Atienzar Corvillo, Ana Maria Primo Arnau, Hermenegildo García Gómez
  • Patent number: 9087692
    Abstract: A method transfers a graphene layer from a donor substrate onto a final substrate. The method includes: providing a metal layer on the donor substrate; and growing a graphene layer on the metal layer. The method also includes: laminating a dry film photo-resist on the graphene layer; laminating a tape on the dry film photo-resist; chemically. etching the metal layer, obtaining an initial structure that includes the tape, the dry film photo-resist and the graphene layer; laminating the initial structure on the final substrate; thermally realizing the tape, so as to obtain an intermediate structure that includes the dry film photo-resist, the graphene layer and the final substrate; removing the dry film photo-resist; and obtaining a final structure that includes the final substrate with a transferred graphene layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics S.r.l.
    Inventors: Corrado Accardi, Stella Loverso, Sebastiano Ravesi, Noemi Graziana Sparta
  • Publication number: 20150146395
    Abstract: An electrically conductive material includes a liquid gallium alloy mixed with multiple solid particles, so as to form an electrically conductive material in which solid and liquid coexist. The electrically conductive material is disposed between and electrically connecting a first conductor and a second conductor. The first conductor is disposed on a first electronic element, and the second conductor is disposed on a second electronic element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Ted Ju, Kai Tze Huang, Chien Chih Ho, Tien Chih Yu, Chin Chi Lin
  • Publication number: 20150138742
    Abstract: A method of soldering can include: providing a first electronic component having a first buttoned soldering pad including a first soldering pad and one or more first button heads protruding from a first surface of the soldering pad; providing a second electronic component having a soldering pad; and soldering the first buttoned soldering pad to the soldering pad. The method includes introducing solder to spaces around the one or more first buttons of the first buttoned soldering pad. The method includes introducing a first solder to spaces around the one or more first buttons of the first buttoned soldering pad; introducing a second solder to spaces around one or more second buttons of a second buttoned soldering pad of the first electronic component; and forming spaces between the first and second solder that electronically insulate the first solder from the second solder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Henry Nguyen, Yuxin Zhou, Tay Gek-Teng
  • Patent number: 9035188
    Abstract: An electro-conductive multifilament yarn for an electro-conductive brush that includes an electro-conductive fiber containing a synthetic fiber and a carbon nanotube covering a surface of the fiber. The synthetic fiber may have a single-filament fineness of not more than 30 dtex. The synthetic fiber may have 3 to 6 elongated recesses or grooves extending in a longitudinal direction thereof and have a multi-leaves or cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignees: Kuraray Co., Ltd., Chakyu Dyeing Co., Ltd., Tsuchiya TSCO Co., Ltd., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Eiji Akiba, Masaaki Hachiya, Hidetaka Yamauchi, Bunshi Fugetsu