Electrically Conductive Or Emissive Compositions Patents (Class 252/500)
  • Patent number: 10355216
    Abstract: According to example embodiments, a method includes dispersing carbon nanotubes in a mixed solution containing a solvent, the carbon nanotubes, and a dispersant, the carbon nanotubes including semiconducting carbon nanotubes, the dispersant comprising a polythiophene derivative including a thiophene ring and a hydrocarbon sidechain linked to the thiophene ring. The hydrocarbon sidechain includes an alkyl group containing a carbon number of 7 or greater. The hydrocarbon sidechain may be regioregularly arranged, and the semiconducting carbon nanotubes are selectively separated from the mixed solution. An electronic device includes semiconducting carbon nanotubes and the foregoing described polythiophene derivative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. University
    Inventors: Young-jun Park, Jong-min Kim, Hang-woo Lee, Zhenan Bao
  • Patent number: 10355188
    Abstract: The present invention provides an LED lamp heat sink which has excellent thermal conductivity and moldability, is light in weight, and can be produced at low cost. The LED lamp heat sink is partially or wholly made of a thermally conductive resin composition and cools an LED module. The thermally conductive resin composition contains at least: 10 to 50 wt. % of thermoplastic polyester resin (A) having a number average molecular weight of 12,000 to 70,000; 10 to 50 wt. % of polyester-polyether copolymer (B); and 40 to 70 wt. % of scale-like graphite (C) having a fixed carbon content of 98 wt. % or more and an aspect ratio of 21 or more. Specific gravity of the thermally conductive resin composition is 1.7 to 2.0. Heat conductivity of the thermally conductive resin composition in a surface direction is 15 W/(m·K) or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiaki Ezaki, Kazuaki Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10343909
    Abstract: Methods for the preparation of few-layer phosphorene, compositions thereof and related devices fabricated therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Mark C. Hersam, Joohoon Kang, Joshua D. Wood
  • Patent number: 10347946
    Abstract: An electrode body includes: a positive electrode that includes a positive electrode active material layer; a negative electrode that includes a negative electrode active material layer; and a separator that electrically separates the positive electrode and the negative electrode from each other, in which the positive electrode active material layer and the separator contain N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP). A N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) content in the positive electrode active material layer is 54 ppm to 602 ppm with respect to a total solid content of the positive electrode active material layer, and a N-methylpyrrolidone content (NMP) in the separator is 10 ppm to 26 ppm with respect to the total solid content of the positive electrode active material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuml Tamaki, Satoru Takehara
  • Patent number: 10333067
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an organic electronic element according to one embodiment includes: a hole injection layer coating film formation step of applying a hole injection layer coating liquid containing a material having an electron-accepting property on a plastic substrate 10 to form a hole injection layer coating film 22b; and a heat treatment step of heating the hole injection layer coating film by irradiating the hole injection layer coating film with an infrared ray to form a hole injection layer. The hole injection layer coating film has absorption in a first wavelength range of 1.2 ?m to 5.0 ?m, and the infrared ray is an infrared ray in which 80% or more of total radiation energy of the infrared ray in a wavelength range of 1.2 ?m to 10.0 ?m is included in the first wavelength range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Shuichi Sassa, Shinichi Morishima, Kouichi Rokuhara
  • Patent number: 10332649
    Abstract: A conductive paste includes: a silver-coated resin; and an organic vehicle that includes a thermosetting resin composition, a curing agent, and a solvent, in which the thermosetting resin composition is an epoxy resin composition which is solid at room temperature and has a melt viscosity of 0.5 Pa·s or lower at 150° C., and a mass ratio of a content of the thermosetting resin composition to a content of the silver-coated resin is 10 to 40:60 to 90.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION, MITSUBISHI MATERIALS ELECTRONIC CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoko Higano, Kazuhiko Yamasaki, Kensuke Kageyama, Hirokazu Tsukada
  • Patent number: 10333084
    Abstract: There is provided a semiconductor film, including: an aggregate of oxide microparticles including at least one type of metal selected from the group consisting of In, Zn, and Sn; and at least one type of a ligand which is selected from the group consisting of a ligand expressed by General Formula (A) below, a ligand expressed by General Formula (B) below, and a ligand expressed by General Formula (C) below and which is coordinated with the oxide microparticles: in which, in General Formula (A), each of X1 and X2 independently represents —SH, —NH2, —OH, or —COOH, and each of A1 and B1 independently represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent having an atomic number of 1 to 10, in which, in General Formula (B), each of X3 and X4 independently represents —SH, —NH2, —OH, or —COOH and each of A2 and B2 independently represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent having an atomic number of 1 to 10, and in which, in General Formula (C), X5 represents —SH, —NH2, or —OH, and A3 represents a hydrogen atom or a substit
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Masashi Ono, Atsushi Tanaka, Masayuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10329423
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a modified poly(arylene ether) resin composition. More particularly, the present invention relates to a modified poly(arylene ether) resin composition including 10 to 40% by weight of a poly(arylene ether) resin, 30 to 70% by weight of a polyamide resin, 1 to 20% by weight of a polyolefin based resin, 1 to 10% by weight of a compatibilizer, and 1 to 20% by weight of an impact modifier, and a molded article manufactured using the same. The modified poly(arylene ether) resin composition according to the present invention exhibits reduction of property change due to moisture and provides low specific gravity and superior impact strength, heat resistance, and property balance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Nam Jib Park, Sang Ho Lee, Se Yeong Ju, Soo Min Lee, Jong Kuk Choi, Sung Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 10326082
    Abstract: The present specification provides a heterocyclic compound and an organic light emitting device using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Minyoung Kang, Dong Hoon Lee, Boonjae Jang, Jungi Jang, Seong So Kim
  • Patent number: 10312520
    Abstract: According to the invention, a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a non-aqueous electrolyte is provided. The negative electrode contains a negative electrode active material, a conductive material, and a binder. When an average particle size of the conductive material is referred to as De, and an average particle size of the binder is referred to as Db, Db?De is satisfied. In other words, the average particle size Db of the binder is equal to or smaller than the average particle size De of the conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji Kinoshita, Tatsuya Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10306818
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multi-layer graphene-metal-polymer sheet for shielding electromagnetic wave, wherein an electromagnetic wave shielding effect is able to be increased by using graphene-metal nanocomposite powder in which graphene and metal particles are bonded as a conductive material and by constituting a multi-layer structure instead of increasing a content of the graphene-metal nanocomposite powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignees: LG Chem, Ltd., Korea Advanced Institute Of Science And Technology
    Inventors: Soon Hyung Hong, Ho Jin Ryu, Jae Young Oh, Hye Ji Im
  • Patent number: 10301750
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a continuous, multicellular, hollow carbon fiber wherein the fiber structure includes a substantially hollow fiber and multiple internal walls defining multiple integral internal hollow fibers such that the fiber structure comprises a honeycomb-like cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Thomas K. Tsotsis, Jeff Haggard
  • Patent number: 10304604
    Abstract: A deformable inductive device includes a magnetic core formed of an elastomer material having magnetic particles dispersed in it and at least one deformable electrode. Depending on the device's configuration, the deformable element may be embedded in, attached to, or in close proximity with the magnetic core. In some embodiments, the deformable inductive device may be configured as an inductor, solenoid, or transformer and the deformable electrode is at least partially embedded in the magnetic core, for instance. In another embodiment, the deformable inductive device may be configured as part of a wireless power transfer system which includes a coil and a magnetic backplane having the magnetic core with the coil being attached to or in close proximity to the magnetic backplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Nathan S. Lazarus, Christopher D. Meyer, Iain M. Kierzewski
  • Patent number: 10297817
    Abstract: A negative electrode for a lithium-ion secondary cell, the negative electrode including a layered body of a collector and a negative electrode active material layer containing an alloy-based material (A) containing silicon or tin as a constituent element, a carbon coating (C) that covers the surface of the alloy-based material (A), carbon particles (B), and a binder (D), wherein the negative electrode for a lithium-ion secondary cell is characterized in that the total pore volume and average pore diameter of the carbon particles (B), as measured by nitrogen gas adsorption, satisfy the ranges of 1.0×10?2 to 1.0×10?1 cm3/g and 20 to 50 nm, respectively. The negative electrode for a lithium-ion secondary cell, and a lithium-ion secondary cell in which such a negative electrode for a lithium-ion secondary cell is used, have a high capacity and excellent cycle characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignees: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC., SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsunori Nishiura, Masaki Saruyama, Yoshihiro Sakata, Hitoshi Onishi
  • Patent number: 10293329
    Abstract: A method of synthesizing a doped carbon composite includes preparing a solution having a carbon source material and a heteroatom containing additive, evaporating the solution to yield a plurality of powders, and subjecting the plurality of powders to a heat treatment for a duration of time effective to produce the doped carbon composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
    Inventor: Tito Viswanathan
  • Patent number: 10283231
    Abstract: An electrically conductive composition of the present invention contains an expanded graphite, carbon nanotubes, and a polymer compound. An amount of the expanded graphite to be contained is not less than 30 parts by weight and not more than 70 parts by weight with respect to 100 parts by weight of a total amount of the expanded graphite and the polymer compound. An amount of the carbon nanotubes to be contained is not less than 0.5 part by weight and not more than 10 parts by weight with respect to 100 parts by weight of the total amount of the expanded graphite and the polymer compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsutomu Nagamune, Masahiro Shigeta, The Ban Hoang, Mitsugu Uejima
  • Patent number: 10283715
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising: a) at least one organic solvent; b) at least one conductive polymer, preferably a cationic polymer; c) at least one fluorinated compound; d) at least one polymeric anion, wherein the at least one polymeric anion is a copolymer comprising ionic and non-ionic repeating units. The present invention also relates to a layered structure comprising the composition, to a process for the production of the composition, to a process for the production of the layered structure and to devices comprising the layered structure as well as to the use of the composition in devices to achieve a prolongation of lifetime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: HERAEUS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Stefan Schumann, Nina Kausch-Busies, Wilfried Lövenich, Jan Sütterlin, Andreas Elschner, Arnulf Scheel
  • Patent number: 10276815
    Abstract: This invention provides a transistor device structure that incorporates a self-aligned doped contact formed by inserting a molecularly-thin layer of bonded anions between the semiconductor and the source-drain electrode array wherein the semiconductor is p-doped at the interface with the bonded-anion layer, and a method of making this structure using oxidant species incorporated into the molecularly-thin layer. The device shows ohmic hole injection and hole extraction at the contacts to give high-performance transistor characteristics with low contact resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignees: BASF SE, National University of Singapore
    Inventors: Mi Zhou, Peter K.-H. Ho, Lay-Lay Chua, Png Rui-Qi, Wei-Ling Seah
  • Patent number: 10259980
    Abstract: A sintering powder comprising: a particulate having a mean longest diameter of less than 10 microns, wherein at least some of the particles forming the particulate comprise a metal at least partially coated with a capping agent. A sintering paste and sintering film comprising the sintering powder. A method for making a sintered joint by sintering the sintering powder, paste, or film in the vicinity of two or more workpieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Alpha Assembly Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Shamik Ghosal, Ranjit Pandher, Oscar Khaselev, Ravi Bhatkal, Rahul Raut, Bawa Singh, Morgana Ribas, Siuli Sarkar, Sutapa Mukherjee, Sathish Kumar, Remya Chandran, Pavan Vishwanath, Ashok Pachamuthu, Monnir Boureghda, Nitin Desai, Anna Lifton, Nirmalya Kumar Chaki
  • Patent number: 10254271
    Abstract: Improved resolution and detection of nanoparticles are achieved when a nanopore connecting liquid compartments in a device running on the Coulter principle is provided with fluid coatings such as lipid walls. Fluid lipid walls are made of a lipid bilayer, and preferably include lipid anchored mobile ligands as part of the lipid bilayer. By varying the nature and concentration of the mobile ligand in the lipid bilayer, multifunctional coatings of lipids are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: The Regents of The University of Michigan
    Inventors: Michael Mayer, Erik Yusko, Jerry Yang
  • Patent number: 10256446
    Abstract: A binder composition for a porous membrane of a secondary battery, including a polycarboxylic acid and water, wherein the polycarboxylic acid includes a carboxylic acid group-containing monomer unit in an amount of 20% by weight or more and 50% by weight or less, the polycarboxylic acid is water-insoluble at a pH of 6.5 or less and water-soluble at a pH of 8 or more, and the binder composition for a porous membrane of a secondary battery has a pH of 6.5 or less; and a slurry for a porous membrane of a secondary battery using the binder composition, a porous membrane for a secondary battery, and a secondary battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuuki Ohkubo
  • Patent number: 10253157
    Abstract: Disclosed is a shape memory polymer (SMP) thermal interface material. The shape memory polymer may include a SMP matrix. The SMP matrix may include a liquid crystal elastomer. The SMP material may also include a thermally conductive filler embedded within the SMP matrix. The thermally conductive filler may include one or more substantially aligned subcomponents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Kuczynski, Kevin M. O'Connell, Chelsie M. Peterson, Mark D. Plucinski, Timothy J. Tofil
  • Patent number: 10245583
    Abstract: A composition containing a supported hydrogenation catalyst comprising palladium and a support, wherein the supported hydrogenation catalyst is capable of selectively hydrogenating highly unsaturated hydrocarbons to unsaturated hydrocarbons, and a dopant, wherein the dopant comprises at least one component selected from zwitterions, ylides, betaines, or combinations thereof. A method of making a selective hydrogenation catalyst by contacting a support with a palladium-containing compound to form a supported-palladium composition, contacting the supported-palladium composition with a dopant to form a selective hydrogenation catalyst precursor, wherein the dopant comprises at least one component selected from zwitterions, ylides, betaines, or combinations thereof, and reducing the selective hydrogenation catalyst precursor to form the selective hydrogenation catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LP
    Inventors: Ryan W. Snell, Zongxuan Hong
  • Patent number: 10249828
    Abstract: The present invention relates to organic electroluminescent devices which comprise mixtures of at least one matrix material of the formula (1) and an emitting material which has a small singlet-triplet separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Philipp Stoessel, Amir Hossain Parham, Christof Pflumm, Anja Jatsch, Joachim Kaiser
  • Patent number: 10249879
    Abstract: Provided is a binder composition for secondary battery electrode-use that can be used to form a low-resistance electrode mixed material layer that enables a secondary battery to exhibit good low-temperature output characteristics and inhibits deposition of lithium dendrites and the like, and that can favorably suppress electrode expansion that is associated with repeated charging and discharging. The binder composition for secondary battery electrode-use contains: a first particulate polymer having a degree of swelling in electrolyte solution of at least 450 mass % and no greater than 700 mass %; a second particulate polymer having a degree of swelling in electrolyte solution of at least 300 mass % and no greater than 400 mass %; and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Norikazu Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10241133
    Abstract: A test probe tip can include a resistive element coupled with a tip component. The resistive element can include a resistive layer disposed on an exterior surface of a structural member of the resistive impedance element. In embodiments, the resistive element can be configured to form a structural component of the test probe tip without an insulating covering applied thereto. Additional embodiments may be described and/or claimed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventors: Julie A. Campbell, William A. Hagerup, Ira G. Pollock, Christina D. Enns, James E. Spinar, Kathleen F. M. Ullom, Charles M. Hartmann, Daniel J. Ayres
  • Patent number: 10240057
    Abstract: Disclosed is a conductive polymeric ink composition, wherein pH of the ink composition can be adjusted to a desired neutral pH value while maintaining dispersibility of PEDOT:PSS (Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate)) used as a main component of the ink composition, thereby solving problems due to strong acidity, including a reduction in the lifetime of devices. Furthermore, a transparent conductive polymer thin film formed from the ink composition has low haze, low surface resistance and high conductivity, compared to thin films manufactured conventionally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventor: Mi-Kyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 10242764
    Abstract: An internal electrode paste including Ag as a conductor, a resin, and a solvent. Wherein the resin is of a type where 100% of the resin burns in a temperature range that is equal to or lower than a sintering onset temperature of the conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yorinobu Maeda
  • Patent number: 10236092
    Abstract: A process for the production of a composition comprising one or more conductive nano-filler(s), one or more polyarylethersulphone thermoplastic polymer(s) (A), one or more uncured thermoset resin precursor(s) (P), and optionally one or more curing agent(s) therefor, wherein said process comprises mixing or dispersing a first composition comprising one or more conductive nano-filler(s) and one or more polyarylethersulphone thermoplastic polymer(s) (A) with or into one or more uncured thermoset resin precursor(s) (P), and optionally one or more curing agent(s) therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: CYTEC TECHNOLOGY CORP.
    Inventors: Carmelo Luca Restuccia, Fiorenzo Lenzi, Emiliano Frulloni, Natalie Denise Jordan, Mark Edward Harriman
  • Patent number: 10230024
    Abstract: A method of producing an optoelectronic component including a conversion element includes: A) providing a layer sequence having an active layer, wherein the active layer is configured to emit electromagnetic primary radiation; B) providing quantum dots, wherein the quantum dots are functionalized with an organic group and/or the quantum dots dissolved or dispersed in a first solvent and/or are present as a powder; C*) providing a mixture including a precursor of an inorganic matrix material and of a second solvent; D) mixing the mixture obtained in step C*) with the quantum dots of step B); E) drying the mixture; and F) sintering the mixture to form the conversion element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventors: David O'Brien, Norwin von Malm
  • Patent number: 10224304
    Abstract: Conductive adhesive films can include a binding material having a first set of conductive particles therewithin. The binding material can be electrically non-conductive and can flow between and bond external electronic components during a bonding process. The first set of conductive particles can each have cores formed of a first material, such as polymer, and coatings surrounding the cores, the coatings formed of a second material that is electrically conductive, such as nickel. The binding material can also include a second set of smaller conductive particles formed of a third material that is electrically conductive, such as copper, which can have coatings formed of a fourth material that is electrically conductive, such as silver. The first set of conductive particles can each be sphere shaped, and the second set of conductive particles can each be flake shaped. The conductive particles can form electrical paths between the external electronic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Lin, Nathan K. Gupta, Po-Jui Chen
  • Patent number: 10217871
    Abstract: A method for controlling an electric conductivity of a metal oxide thin film is disclosed. The method may include forming a metal oxide thin film; applying thermal treatment to the metal oxide thin film; and irradiating UV (ultraviolet)-rays to the metal oxide thin film in an atmosphere containing water molecules and oxygen molecules. Thus, the hydrogen may be doped into the metal oxide thin film to improve the electric conductivity of the metal oxide thin film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation of Ajou University
    Inventors: Hyungtak Seo, Jin Seo Kim, Sang Yeon Lee
  • Patent number: 10213758
    Abstract: A polymer is disclosed, which includes a structure of Formula 1 or Formula 2. R1 is a C2-18 alkylene group or a C6-18 arylene group, R2 is a C1-18 alkyl group, and R3 is a functional group of Formula 3. Each of X1, X2, X3, X4, X5, and X6, being the same or different, is H or methyl. Each of p, q, and r, being the same or different, is an integer of 1 to 60. R4 is —C2H4—, —C3H6—, Each of m and n, being the same or different, is an integer of 0 to 50, and m+n?0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Cha-Wen Chang, Ching-Mao Huang, Shinn-Jen Chang, Yu-Hui Chen, Wan-Jung Teng, Shu-Ya Tsai, Jen-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 10199645
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for producing a composite active material with the capability of improving coating efficiency. The present disclosure achieves an object by providing a method for producing a composite active material having an oxide active material, an oxide solid electrolyte layer that coats a surface of the oxide active material, and a sulfide solid electrolyte layer that coats a surface of the oxide solid electrolyte layer, where the method comprises a coating step of forming the sulfide solid electrolyte layer by conducting a mixing treatment such that a sulfide solid electrolyte material is mixed with the oxide active material coated with the oxide solid electrolyte layer while plastically deforming the sulfide solid electrolyte material, under a pressure decompressed to less than an atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masahiro Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 10199683
    Abstract: Provided is a material which exhibits excellent ion conductivity and excellent processability and which can provide an electrolyte that exhibits excellent water-resistant shape retention properties after processing. A polyether copolymer having polyether segment blocks having cationic groups and hydrophobic polyether segment blocks. The polyether segments having cationic groups preferably have oxirane monomer units represented by general formula (1). The polyether copolymer may have oxirane monomer units having crosslinkable groups. An electrolyte is obtained by crosslinking a composition containing the polyether copolymer and a crosslinking agent. (In general formula (1), A+ denotes a group having an onium cation structure having a cationic nitrogen atom, and X? denotes an anion).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigetaka Hayano, Hiroyuki Nitadori
  • Patent number: 10190068
    Abstract: GER fluids are improved by the addition of a polar molecule additive. By addition of a polar molecule additive, yield stresses under electric field are improved by over 50% while the current density is reduced to less than a quarter of the original GER. The reversible response time still remains the same, and the sedimentation stability is greatly enhanced. The zero field viscosity of the modified GER fluid remains the same as that of the original GER fluid without the additive. The improved GER characteristics improve general functionality as an electrical-mechanical interface, attendant with applications to car clutches, fluid brakes, and vehicle shock absorbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: THE HONG KONG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Ping Sheng, Maijia Liao, Weijia Wen, Ya Ying Hong
  • Patent number: 10189847
    Abstract: An oxime ester compound represented by general formula (I), wherein R1to R8 are as defined in the description, and n is 0 or 1; a photopolymerization initiator containing the compound; a photosensitive composition, alkali-developable photosensitive resin composition, and colored alkali-developable photosensitive resin composition containing the photopolymerization initiator; and a cured product of these compositions are provided. The compound is useful as a high-sensitivity photopolymerization initiator that has good stability and low sublimability and that efficiently absorbs, and is activated by, near-ultraviolet light, e.g., at 365 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: ADEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoko Komiyama, Takeo Oishi, Tomoyuki Ariyoshi, Tomoya Tamachi, Takayuki Ikaga, Naomi Sato
  • Patent number: 10193333
    Abstract: An ESD protection device is manufactured such that its ESD characteristics are easily adjusted and stabilized. The ESD protection device includes an insulating substrate, a cavity provided in the insulating substrate, at least one pair of discharge electrodes each including a portion exposed in the cavity, the exposed portions being arranged to face each other, and external electrodes provided on a surface of the insulating substrate and connected to the at least one pair of discharge electrodes. A particulate supporting electrode material having conductivity is dispersed between the exposed portions of the at least one pair of discharge electrodes in the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Adachi, Jun Urakawa, Issei Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10193053
    Abstract: An insulating base material including conductive patterns includes an insulating base material layer, metal layers provided on the insulating base material layer, and conductive patterns of a conductive material, provided on the metal layers, and an in-plane resistance value of the metal layers is about 0.1 M? or more larger than an in-plane resistance value of the conductive patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shozo Otera
  • Patent number: 10190042
    Abstract: A silicone product, a lighting unit comprising the silicone product, and a method of manufacturing a silicone product are provided. The silicone product comprises polymeric material, luminescent material and filler particles. The polymeric material comprises a material of the group of polysiloxanes. The polymeric material being light transmitting. The luminescent material comprises particles which have at least in one dimension a size in the nanometer range. The luminescent material is configured to absorb light of a first spectral range and to convert a portion of the absorbed light into light of a second spectral range. The filler particles are of a light transmitting inert material. The filler particles are miscible with the luminescent material. The filler particles are provided in the polymeric material. The particles of luminescent material are distributed along a surface of the filler particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Antonius Wilhelmus Maria Delaat, Roelof Koole, Marcel Rene Bohmer
  • Patent number: 10186343
    Abstract: Provided are: a conductive composition containing a conductive polymer (A) satisfying the below-mentioned condition (i) and a compound (B) having at least 3 hydroxyl groups, and having a pH at 25° C. of a 1 mol/L aqueous solution of no greater than 9.0; a conductive composition that further contains a water-soluble polymer (C) having a hydroxyl group; and a solid electrolytic capacitor having a solid electrolytic layer containing the composition. Condition (i): the volume-average particle size of the smallest particle distribution containing the smallest peak exhibited by the particle size among at least one peak obtained by measuring the particle distribution by means of a dynamic light scattering method using a conductive polymer solution containing 1% by mass of the conductive polymer being less than 26 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Yamazaki, Takahiro Sakai, Kohei Yamada
  • Patent number: 10186175
    Abstract: A display body includes a first display part, which displays first information, and a second display part, which displays second information of a larger display size than the first information. The second display part includes the entire first display part as a part of the second display part. The first display part has a plasmon structure. The plasmon structure includes an interface between a metal layer and a dielectric layer, which transmits light, and is configured so that surface plasmons are excited in the interface to change irradiation light with which the interface is irradiated to transmitted light having a color different from that of the irradiation light. The first information is displayed with the transmitted light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soko Koda, Akira Nagano
  • Patent number: 10176934
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a carbon nanotube/manganese dioxide yarn electrode comprising: a yarn type carbon nanotube yarn which is prepared by twisting a carbon nanotube sheet and has a plurality of pores therein; and manganese dioxide deposited on a surface or in inner pores of the carbon nanotube yarn, and to a yarn type super capacitor comprising the same. The super capacitor has excellent mechanical strength and flexibility while having high specific capacity, energy density, and power density, and thus can retain superior electrochemical performances even under several modifications, such as twisting, bending, and weaving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: IUCF-HYU (INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPERATION FOUNDATION HANYANG UNIVERSITY)
    Inventors: Seon Jeong Kim, Chang Soon Choi
  • Patent number: 10164265
    Abstract: A method for forming a corrosion-resistant catalyst for fuel cell catalyst layers is provided. The method includes a step of depositing a conformal Pt or platinum alloy thin layer on NbO2 substrate particles to form Pt-coated NbO2. The Pt-coated NbO2 particles are then incorporated into a fuel cell catalyst layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignees: GM Global Technology Operations LLC, The Regents of the University of Colorado
    Inventors: Anusorn Kongkanand, Joel W. Clancey, Steven M. George
  • Patent number: 10160651
    Abstract: Dispersion and method for the production of same. In one embodiment, the dispersion consists of a dispersing liquid and at least one solid substance that is distributed in the dispersing liquid. In order to obtain a dispersion with particularly good properties, it is provided that the dispersing liquid has an aqueous and/or non-aqueous base, that the at least one solid substance is formed of graphite and/or of carbon nanomaterial and/or of coke and/or of porous carbon, and that the at least one solid substance is distributed homogeneously and stably in the dispersing liquid. A method for the production of such a dispersion is provided such that the dispersion is produced by applying a strong accelerating voltage. In addition, various advantageous uses of such a dispersion are indicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignees: FUTURECARBON GMBH, GRAPHIT KROPFMUEHL GMBH
    Inventors: Ulrich Storr, Stefan Forero, Werner Handl
  • Patent number: 10160871
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aqueous coating composition comprising at least one mixture (M) of at least one polymeric resin (P1) and at least one polymeric resin (P2), different therefrom, where (P1) is a polyamide and (P2) is a polyester which is at least obtainable by reaction of at least one polymerized aliphatic C12-C24-monocarboxylic acid with at least one diol and/or polyol, at least one binder (A) comprising at least one polymeric resin (A1), which is different from the polymeric resins (P1) and (P2), at least one pigment (B), where the polyamide used as polymeric resin (P1) has an acid number <10 mg of KOH per g of polyamide and the mixture (M) is obtainable by dispersing of the polymeric resin (P1) in water or an aqueous medium in the presence of the polymeric resin (P2), to a method for at least partly coating a substrate with a basecoat film by means of the aqueous coating composition, and to a use of the mixture (M) as a rheological assistant in aqueous coating compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: BASF Coatings GmbH
    Inventors: Cathrin Corten, Dirk Eierhoff, Patrick Wilm, Joerg Schwarz, Susanne Katharina Fechtner
  • Patent number: 10160872
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aqueous dispersion (P) comprising at least one polymeric resin (P1) and at least one polymeric resin (P2) different therefrom, where the polymeric resin (P1) is a polyamide and the polymeric resin (P2) is a polyester which is at least obtainable by reaction of at least one polymerized aliphatic C12-C24 monocarboxylic acid with at least one diol and/or polyol, (P) being obtainable by dispersing of (P1) in water or an aqueous medium in the presence of (P2), and where (P1) has an acid number <10 mg of KOH per g of polyamide, and (P) contains at most 25 wt %, based on the total weight of (P), of one or more organic solvents, and also to an aqueous coating composition comprising (P), at least one binder (A) comprising at least one polymeric resin (A1), which is different from the polymeric resins (P1) and (P2), and at least one pigment (B) for at least partly coating a substrate with a basecoat film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: BASF Coatings GmbH
    Inventors: Cathrin Corten, Dirk Eierhoff, Patrick Wilm, Joerg Schwarz, Stefanie Boshe-Plois, Susanne Katharina Fechtner, Ralf Nickolaus
  • Patent number: 10154774
    Abstract: An endoscope and a treatment instrument of the present invention include: an insertion portion that can be inserted into a subject; an electrodeposition portion provided on a surface of the insertion portion and configured to electrodeposit a lubricant applied to an outer surface; and a connection portion configured to connect the electrodeposition portion to one of a direct current power source and a static electricity generation apparatus in a state that the insertion portion is inserted into the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Nishina, Toshihiko Hashiguchi
  • Patent number: 10144848
    Abstract: The invention relates to a curable coating composition, a method for curing a curable coating composition and an article comprising a cured composition. The curable coating composition of the invention comprises a thermally curable component and plasmonic particles. The method of the invention concerns a method for curing a curable coating composition comprising plasmonic particles and comprises: exposing the curable coating composition to light comprising electromagnetic waves that are at least partially concentrated by the plasmonic particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST-NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
    Inventors: Pascal Jozef Paul Buskens, Nanning Joerg Arfsten, Maurice Christian Danho Mourad, Maria Elizabeth Louise Wouters, Leonardus Johannus Maria Genoveva Dortmans
  • Patent number: 10147512
    Abstract: Desirable methods for larger scale silver nanoplate synthesis are described along with methods for applying a noble metal coating onto the silver nanoplates to form coated silver nanoplates with a desirable absorption spectrum. The silver nanoplates are suitable for use in coatings for altering the hue of a transparent film. The hue adjustment can be particularly desirable for transparent conductive films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: C3Nano Inc.
    Inventors: Yongxing Hu, Alexander Seung-il Hong, Ying-Syi Li, Xiqiang Yang, Yadong Cao, Ajay Virkar