Elemental Carbon Containing Patents (Class 252/502)
  • Patent number: 11411283
    Abstract: A separator in which at least one side of a porous substrate has thereon a coating layer containing a partially reduced graphene oxide with a sheet shape and a lithium ion conductivity polymer, which can solve the problem caused by the lithium polysulfide which occurs in the conventional lithium secondary battery, and a lithium secondary battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventors: Jieun Song, Kwonnam Sohn, Doo Kyung Yang
  • Patent number: 11390528
    Abstract: Provided is an anode for a lithium battery or sodium battery, the anode comprising multiple porous graphene balls and multiple particles or coating of a lithium-attracting metal or sodium-attracting metal at a graphene ball-to-metal volume ratio from 5/95 to 95/5, wherein the porous graphene ball comprises a plurality of graphene sheets forming into the ball having a diameter from 100 nm to 20 ?m and a pore or multiple pores having a pore volume fraction from 10% to 99.9% based on the total graphene ball volume, and wherein the particles or coating of lithium-attracting metal or sodium-attracting metal, having a diameter or thickness from 1 nm to 20 ?m, are selected from Au, Ag, Mg, Zn, Ti, K, Al, Fe, Mn, Co, Ni, Sn, V, Cr, an alloy thereof, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Global Graphene Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Aruna Zhamu, Hao-Hsun Chang, Bor Z. Jang
  • Patent number: 11388782
    Abstract: An electric blanket including a flexible sheet-like heating element, a shell comprising two flexible sheets covering the heating element, one or more welds coupling the sheet of the shell about the edges to hermetically seal the heating element there between; and a flexible insulating layer extending over the heating element and covered by the shell providing at least one of thermal insulation and electrical insulation, wherein the heating element is held in position between the two sheets of the shell without using connectors that pierce the two sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Augustine Temperature Management LLC
    Inventors: Scott D. Augustine, Randall C. Arnold, Ryan S. Augustine, Rudolf A. Deibel, Scott A. Entenman, Gordon D. Lawrence, Keith J. Leland, Thomas F. Neils
  • Patent number: 11380895
    Abstract: High quality flake graphite is produced by methods that include mixing a carbon-containing feedstock with a catalyst to form a feedstock/catalyst mixture, or coating a catalyst with a carbon-containing feedstock, and subjecting the mixture or feedstock-coated catalyst to irradiation with a laser to convert the feedstock into flake graphite in the presence of the catalyst. In some instances, the feedstock is converted to a char by pyrolysis and the char is instead subjected to laser irradiation. The feedstock can be a biomass or a carbonaceous material. The catalyst can be an elemental metal, an alloy, or a combination thereof. In some instances, methods described herein have been found to produce high quality flake graphite in the form of potato shaped agglomerates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: The George Washington University
    Inventors: Michael J. Wagner, Nathan A. Banek, Dustin T. Abele, Kevin R. McKenzie, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11362325
    Abstract: Discussed is a method for preparing a sulfur-carbon composite including the steps of: (a) mixing a carbon-based material with sulfur or a sulfur compound to prepare a sulfur-carbon mixture; (b) placing the sulfur-carbon mixture mixed in step (a) and a liquid which is vaporizable into a sealable container; and (c) heating the sealed container to a temperature of 120 to 200° C. to vaporize the liquid and prepare the sulfur-carbon composite. Also discussed is a positive electrode for a lithium secondary battery including the sulfur-carbon composite prepared by the above method, and a lithium secondary battery including the above positive electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventors: Eunkyung Cho, Kwonnam Sohn
  • Patent number: 11332623
    Abstract: An electrode catalyst support, capable of improving the power of a fuel cell, and an electrode catalyst and a solid polymer fuel cell using the same. Provided is carbon black wherein pores which are at most 6 nm in pore diameter have a cumulative pore volume of less than 0.25 cm3/g, a specific surface area by BET is 500 to 900 m2/g, and a volatile matter content is 1.0 to 10.0%. Also provided are an electrode catalyst for a fuel cell comprising a support which includes this carbon black, and a solid polymer fuel cell having the electrode catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Makoto Uchida, Katsuyoshi Kakinuma, Daiki Ikeda, Yusaku Harada, Takeshi Miyakawa
  • Patent number: 11286582
    Abstract: A method for producing a stabilized lignin fiber from softwood alkaline lignin by heat treatment in the absence of oxidant is disclosed. The stabilized lignin fiber can be further treated to obtain carbon fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: Elisabeth Sjöholm, Göran Gellerstedt, Rickard Drougge, Ida Norberg
  • Patent number: 11286165
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing an artificial graphite electrode that enables kneading and subsequent mixing to be carried out without having to increase an amount of binder pitch used even in the case of needle coke having a large pore volume. An artificial graphite electrode is produced by kneading binder pitch with needle coke, and performing extrusion molding and then performing baking and graphitization process on the same, wherein a process for kneading the binder pitch with needle coke includes at least two separate kneading stages, and the amount of binder pitch added and kneading time in these kneading stages satisfy a kneading index as represented by formula (1) below within a range of 0.1 to 0.7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventor: Yoichi Kawano
  • Patent number: 11283065
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrode that is excellent in conductivity and improves the power density and energy density of a power storage device, a method for manufacturing the same, and a power storage device using the same. The electrode of the present invention is an electrode containing at least a graphene aggregate having a particle diameter of 0.1 ?m or more and less than 100 ?m, wherein the graphene aggregate is an aggregate of graphene basic structures each having graphene layers among which a fibrous material is located. A method for manufacturing the electrode of the present invention comprises a step of mixing the above-mentioned graphene basic structures with at least a lower alcohol having 1 or more and 5 or less carbon atoms to form a graphene aggregate in which the graphene basic structures are aggregated, and a step of forming a film using the graphene aggregate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventors: Jie Tang, Kun Zhang, Luchang Qin
  • Patent number: 11274207
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polyarylene sulfide resin composition comprising a mixture of polyarylene sulfide and a binder resin having excellent electrical conductivity and high temperature stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun Woog Ryu, Joong Jin Han, Eunju Park, Kwonsu Jung, Hansol Kim, Jong Hyun Chae, Daeil Kim
  • Patent number: 11272641
    Abstract: Example embodiments described in this disclosure are generally directed to a mounting bracket for deployment in a vehicle. In one embodiment, a multilayer mounting bracket includes a first layer made of a dual-conductive polymer and a second layer made of a polymer that includes an endothermic blowing agent. The dual-conductive polymer includes carbon material that renders the first layer electrically conductive and also includes graphite material that renders the first layer thermally conductive. The endothermic blowing agent renders the second layer thermally insulative. An electronic module such as an engine controller can be mounted upon the first layer, which operates as a heat sink to dissipate heat generated by the electronic module and also operates as an electromagnetic interference (EMI) shield. The second layer prevents heat from being transferred from the first layer into another electronic module that may be mounted upon the mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Paul Kenneth Dellock, John Budaj, Estefania Rojas Silva, Marko Escalante
  • Patent number: 11258122
    Abstract: A metal-air battery includes: an anode including a metal; a cathode spaced apart from the anode; and a separator between the anode and the cathode, wherein the cathode includes a first cathode layer including a first conductive material, and a second cathode layer disposed on the first cathode layer, the second cathode layer including a second conductive material, and wherein the first cathode layer provides a metal ion conduction path and the second cathode layer provides an electron transfer path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventors: Heungchan Lee, Sangbok Ma, Dongmin Im
  • Patent number: 11251415
    Abstract: To provide graphene oxide that has high dispersibility and is easily reduced. To provide graphene with high electron conductivity. To provide a storage battery electrode including an active material layer with high electric conductivity and a manufacturing method thereof. To provide a storage battery with increased discharge capacity. A method for manufacturing a storage battery electrode that is to be provided includes a step of dispersing graphene oxide into a solution containing alcohol or acid, a step of heating the graphene oxide dispersed into the solution, and a step or reducing the graphene oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventors: Tatsuya Ikenuma, Yumiko Yoneda
  • Patent number: 11165056
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing an electrode material for a battery electrode, in particular for a lithium-ion battery, wherein said electrode material comprises nanostructured silicon carbide, comprising the steps of: a) providing a mixture including a silicon source, a carbon source and a dopant, wherein at least the silicon source and the carbon source are present in common in particles of a solid granulate; b) treating the mixture provided in step a) at a temperature in the range from ?1400° C. to ?2000° C., in particular in a range from ?1650° C. to ?1850° C., wherein step b) is carried out in a reactor that has a depositing surface the temperature of which relative to at least one other inner reactor surface is reduced. In summary, a method described above enables to combine a simple and cost-efficient production with a high cycle stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventor: Siegmund Greulich-Weber
  • Patent number: 11150074
    Abstract: Nanocomposite sensing materials are formulated with low aspect ratio conductive fillers with close to or higher than percolation threshold in a low Poisson's Ratio matrix binder with a high gauge factor, low temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR), low temperature coefficient of gauge factor (TCGF), and low hysteresis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventor: Hao Li
  • Patent number: 11146152
    Abstract: A brush for a motor for electrical equipment in an automobile includes a main brush portion containing carbon and an abrasive having a Vickers hardness higher than or equal to 10 GPa and lower than or equal to 14 GPa. The sliding noise of the brush is reduced in the brush for a motor for electrical equipment in an automobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: TRIS INC.
    Inventor: Kenji Kawamata
  • Patent number: 11108038
    Abstract: A positive electrode for a secondary battery which enables both good battery characteristics and electrode strength at a predetermined level, a secondary battery, and a method for fabricating the positive electrode for a secondary battery are provided. The positive electrode for a secondary battery includes a current collector and an active material layer over the current collector. The active material layer includes an active material, graphene, and a binder. A carbon layer is on a surface of the active material. The proportion of the graphene in the active material layer is greater than or equal to 0.1 wt % and less than or equal to 1.0 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki Yamakaji, Takahiro Kawakami, Mako Motoyoshi, Rika Yatabe
  • Patent number: 11108046
    Abstract: A negative electrode active material for a lithium secondary battery, which includes: natural graphite particles; and soft carbon particles having a BET specific surface area of 7.6 m2/g or more, wherein the natural graphite particles and the soft carbon particles are present in the negative electrode active material at a range of weight ratio of 78:22 to 92:8. Also a negative electrode containing the negative electrode active material and a lithium secondary battery containing the negative electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Hee Won Choi, Dong Sub Jung
  • Patent number: 11084607
    Abstract: An encapsulated electrotextile includes at least one electrotextile strip and at least one elongated wire. The at least one electrotextile strip and the at least one elongated wire are laminated between two encapsulation films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventor: Gaétan Demers
  • Patent number: 11078082
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate to a method of manufacturing graphene structures having nanobubbles. The graphene structure includes a graphene layer on a substrate, the graphene layer having a plurality of convex portions and a band gap that is due to the plurality of convex portions. The method includes preparing the graphene layer on the substrate, and forming the plurality of convex portions on the graphene layer by irradiating a noble gas onto the graphene layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiyeon Ku, Wonhee Ko, Hyowon Kim
  • Patent number: 11056257
    Abstract: An object is to provide a magnetic compound excellent in high frequency properties and excellent in mechanical strength, and its related items, using the polyarylene sulfide resin, and to provide a technique regarding the magnetic compound having a metal magnetic powder and a polyarylene sulfide resin, and satisfying both mechanical strength and high frequency properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Takayuki Yoshida, Masahiro Gotoh, Toshihiko Ueyama, Takuyuki Baba, Toru Suzuki, Koji Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11056685
    Abstract: A method of fabricating nanocomposite anode material embodying a lithium titanate (LTO)-multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWNT) composite intended for use in a lithium-ion battery includes providing multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWNTs), including nanotube surfaces, onto which functional oxygenated carboxylic acid moieties are arranged, generating 3D flower-like, lithium titanate (LTO) microspheres, including thin nanosheets and anchoring the acid-functionalized MWNTs onto surfaces of the 3D LTO microspheres by ?-? interaction strategy to realize the nanocomposite anode material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: The Research Foundation for the State University of New York
    Inventors: Stanislaus Wong, Lei Wang, Coray McBean, Amy C. Marschilok, Kenneth Takeuchi, Esther S. Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 11047745
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a heat detection system includes a graphene conductor, a housing containing the graphene conductor; and, a signal wire connected in electrical communication with the graphene conductor, the signal wire having a length that extends from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Morteza Safai, Kimberly D. Meredith
  • Patent number: 11008471
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to an aqueous composition comprising a waterborne polymer, a non-ionic surfactant, a levelling component, an IR absorber, and at least one UV absorber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Solaris Technology Ltd
    Inventor: Jonathan Hibbard
  • Patent number: 10974230
    Abstract: A composite synthesized by the steps of 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 a doped carbon composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventor: Tito Viswanathan
  • Patent number: 10968340
    Abstract: A composite material for use as a deposition material in an additive manufacturing system comprises a polymer component, a filler component, and an extrudability component. The extrudability component is present in the composite material is an amount of from 0.05 wt % to 10 wt % based on the weight of the composite material, and can comprise polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS). The polymer component comprises a high temperature polymer such as an engineering polymer or a high performance polymer. The filler component comprises at least one of a conductive component and a strengthening component. In some cases, the conductive component is present in an amount such that the composite material is formed as one of an electrostatic discharge (ESD) material and an EMI/EMC shielding material. The composite material can be deposited in a liquid state on a substrate using an additive manufacturing system, to produce a three-dimensional object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Javed Abdurrazzaq Mapkar, Richard Mauro de Luna
  • Patent number: 10934218
    Abstract: Method for manufacturing porous products consisting essentially of titanium suboxide(s) of general formula TiOx, the value of x being between 1.6 and 1.9, the method including a) mixing the raw materials including at least one source of titanium dioxide, a reducing agent comprising carbon, b) forming the product, c) optionally, in particular when organic products are used during step a), thermal treatment under air or an oxidizing atmosphere, d) sintering, for example at a temperature above 1150° C. but not exceeding 1430° C., under a neutral or reducing atmosphere, in which the source of titanium dioxide consists of at least 55 wt % of anatase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Stéphane Raffy, Brice Aubert, Daniel Urffer, Samuel Marlin
  • Patent number: 10925119
    Abstract: A fabric heating element including an electrically conductive, non-woven fiber layer having a plurality of conductive fibers collectively having an average length of less than 12 mm. The fabric heating element also including at least two conductive strips electrically connected to the fiber layer over a predetermined length, positioned adjacent opposite ends of the fiber layer, and configured to be electrically connected to a power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Laminaheat Holding Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter Sajic, Vincent Moulin
  • Patent number: 10913864
    Abstract: In this invention, processes which can be used to achieve stable doped carbon nanotubes are disclosed. Preferred CNT structures and morphologies for achieving maximum doping effects are also described. Dopant formulations and methods for achieving doping of a broad distribution of tube types are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Amy M. Heintz, Steven Risser, Joel D. Elhard, Bryon P. Moore, Tao Liu, Bhima R. Vijayendran
  • Patent number: 10906810
    Abstract: High quality, catalyst-free boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) that are long, flexible, have few wall molecules and few defects in the crystalline structure, can be efficiently produced by a process driven primarily by Direct Induction. Secondary Direct Induction coils, Direct Current heaters, lasers, and electric arcs can provide additional heating to tailor the processes and enhance the quality of the BNNTs while reducing impurities. Heating the initial boron feed stock to temperatures causing it to act as an electrical conductor can be achieved by including refractory metals in the initial boron feed stock, and providing additional heat via lasers or electric arcs. Direct Induction processes may be energy efficient and sustainable for indefinite period of time. Careful heat and gas flow profile management may be used to enhance production of high quality BNNT at significant production rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: BNNT, LLC
    Inventors: Michael W. Smith, Kevin C. Jordan, Jonathan C. Stevens, R. Roy Whitney
  • Patent number: 10879043
    Abstract: The present invention regards a device intrinsically designed to resonate, suitable for RF power transfer, particularly usable for the production of plasma and electrically connectable downstream of a radio frequency power supply with fixed or variable frequency, comprising at least one inductive element (Lp), which can be powered, during use, by such at least one power supply; at least one capacitive element (Cp) electrically connected at the terminals of such at least one inductive element (Lp); such at least one device having a resonance angular frequency equal to: ?o=1/?LpCp. The capacitive element (Cp) and the inductive element (Lp) have values such that, at resonance state, they provide an equivalent impedance, measured at the terminals of such device, substantially of resistive type and much greater than the value of the parasitic impedance upstream of such terminals of such device, such that the effect of such parasitic impedance is, during use, substantially negligible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Antonio Franco Selmo, Daniele Pavarin, Fabio Trezzolani, Marco Manente
  • Patent number: 10840508
    Abstract: Provided is a secondary battery, specifically, a secondary battery having excellent stability and improved output characteristic and low temperature characteristic by including a cathode active material in which at least one of metals forming the cathode active material has a concentration gradient in an entire region from a central portion up to a surface portion; and a conductive material mixture in which carbon nanotube is mixed with carbon black at an appropriate ratio, the carbon black being a spherical nanoparticle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SK INNOVATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin-Sub Lim, Kook-Hyun Han, Duck-Chul Hwang
  • Patent number: 10799618
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods for transferring carbon nanotubes on a hydrogel scaffold. Carbon nanotubes are formed on a substrate and directly transferred onto a hydrogel surface. Carbon nanotubes transferred according to the present disclosure can be used in tissue engineering applications and electrode coating applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Saint Louis University
    Inventors: Silviya Petrova Zustiak, Mozhdeh Imani Nezhad, Irma Kuljanishvili
  • Patent number: 10770699
    Abstract: Electrolytes for use in electric double-layer capacitors (EDLCs; often referred as supercapacitors or ultracapacitors) are disclosed. In one example, the electrolyte comprises viologen in both the anolyte and the catholyte (with bromide). In another example, the electrolyte comprises viologen (in the anolyte) and tetraalkylammonium with bromide (in the catholyte), wherein the tetraalkylammonium is used to achieve solid complexation of bromine in the activated carbon of the cathode. In a third example, a zinc bromine/tetraalkylammonium supercapacitor/battery hybrid is disclosed. Also disclosed is a corrosion resistant bipolar pouch cell that can be used with the electrolyte embodiments described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of California, Oregon State University, University of Oregon
    Inventors: Galen D. Stucky, Brian Evanko, Seung Joon Yoo, Jason Lipton, Shannon W. Boettcher, David Xiulei Ji, Xingfeng Wang
  • Patent number: 10766772
    Abstract: A method for preparing a three-dimensional graphene structure, and an energy storage device are provided, the method including forming a graphene precursor by heating a carbohydrate and a gas generator, forming a graphene structure having a cavity therein by carbonizing the graphene precursor, and forming nanopores in the graphene structure, wherein the nanopores pass through an outer surface and an inner surface of the graphene structure, and are connected with the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Gachon University of Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Tae-Young Kim, In-Kyu You, Bit Na Kim, In Gyoo Kim, Sung-Hoon Jung, Seung-Jun Park
  • Patent number: 10763494
    Abstract: A graphene/organic solvent dispersion liquid is in a stably dispersed state and also unlikely to cause electrolysis of water. A graphene/organic solvent dispersion liquid is also provided including graphene dispersed in an organic solvent and having a value of (W2?W1)/G in the range of 0.005 or more and 0.05 or less, wherein W1 and W2 are the water fractions measured at 130° C. and 250° C., respectively, by the Karl Fischer's method and G is the solid fraction of the graphene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventors: Hanxiao Yang, Eiichiro Tamaki, Manabu Kawasaki, Yoshihide Hirai, Koki Miyazono
  • Patent number: 10756248
    Abstract: A new class of thermoelectric and energy conversion apparatus, that enhances the efficiency of converting one form of energy to another using a wide range of energy conversion materials. The new method of stimulating greater electrical conversion using polymers and thermoelectric composite materials that have unique properties similar to commercial superconductors. The invention entails processes that create and interconnect the superconducting polymer layers through an assembly lowering internal resistance, impeding phonon conduction and stimulating increase in electron flow through the device with increased electrical power. The invention includes the use of dopants that are mixed with a polymer solution to build superconducting polymer connections between the thermoelectric device layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Anthony Paul Bellezza
  • Patent number: 10748673
    Abstract: A power storage device with high output is provided, in which the specific surface area is increased while keeping the easy-to-handle particle size of its active material. The power storage device includes a positive electrode including a positive electrode current collector and a positive electrode active material layer, a negative electrode including a negative electrode current collector and a negative electrode active material layer, and an electrolyte. The negative electrode active material layer includes a negative electrode active material which is a particle in which a plurality of slices of graphite is overlapped with each other with a gap therebetween. It is preferable that the grain diameter of the particle be 1 ?m to 50 ?m. Further, it is preferable that the electrolyte be in contact with the gap between the slices of graphite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junpei Momo, Hiroatsu Todoriki, Kuniharu Nomoto
  • Patent number: 10717843
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to multiphase dispersions and nanocomposites comprised of a continuous matrix or binder and an endohedrally impregnated cellular carbon filler. These nanocomposites may exhibit superior mechanical, electrical, thermal, or other properties, and may be used in a variety of products, including hierarchical fiber-reinforced composites with nanocomposite matrices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Dickinson Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Bishop, David Andrew Brill, Patrick Terrizzi, Abhay V. Thomas
  • Patent number: 10695892
    Abstract: A superabrasive cutter and a method of making the superabrasive cutter are disclosed. The superabrasive cutter may comprise a plurality of polycrystalline superabrasive particles and about 0.01% to about 4% by weight of the superabrasive particles of a dopant as evaluated prior to a high pressure/high temperature process. The dopant may be immiscible with a catalyst for forming the polycrystalline superabrasive particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Gledhill, Christopher Allen Long, Valeriy Konovalov
  • Patent number: 10699850
    Abstract: A multilayer capacitor includes a body including an internal electrode alternately disposed with a dielectric layer; and an external electrode disposed on the body and connected to the internal electrode. The dielectric layer includes a plurality of grains and grain boundaries disposed between adjacent grains, and the grain boundaries include a plurality of graphene platelets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung Yong Lee, Yu Ra Shin, Hak Kwan Kim, Jin Bok Shin, Myung Joo Lee
  • Patent number: 10676629
    Abstract: A rapid, scalable methodology for graphene dispersion and concentration with a polymer-organic solvent medium, as can be utilized without centrifugation, to enhance graphene concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: Mark C. Hersam, Yu Teng Liang, Ethan B. Secor, Pradyumna L. Prabhumirashi, Kanan P. Puntambekar, Michael L. Geier
  • Patent number: 10669436
    Abstract: An electrically conductive paint/caulk is disclosed that may be applied by spraying, rolling, and/or brushing using conventional techniques/may be dispensed from a tube. The electrically conductive paint/caulk has a plurality of metal-coated fibers precision chopped to short lengths, optionally a plurality of conductive filament structures having a high-aspect ratio, and a polymer base. The metal-coated fibers and optional conductive filament structures are dispersed uniformly within the polymer base to create a complex electron transport system facilitating conductivity sufficient for a full range of electromagnetic properties including electrostatic dissipation, electrostatic discharge, and shielding. The complex electron transport system created facilitates the full range of electromagnetic properties with lower loadings of conductors, reduces viscosity, and the additional unloaded portion of paint/caulk receives other multifunctional additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: George Clayton Hansen
  • Patent number: 10665863
    Abstract: A porous graphene material with 1 to 200 graphene layers, wherein: at least one monolayer graphene is included; pores with the size of 70 nm to 200 nm are scattered over the surface of the material and the number of pores is 10 to 500 per ?m2; an oxygen concentration is below 0.8 atomic %; and the ratio of the peak height (ID) of D band in a Raman scattering spectrum of the material to that of the peak height (IG) of G band at 1,570 to 1,596 cm?1 in the spectrum (ID/IG) is between 1 and 1.35. The porous graphene material is suitable for conductive additives for electrodes of Lithium ion battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventors: Qian Cheng, Noriyuki Tamura
  • Patent number: 10641722
    Abstract: A micromechanical moisture-sensor device and a corresponding manufacturing method. The micromechanical moisture-sensor device is equipped with a first electrode device situated on the substrate; a second electrode device situated on the substrate; an electrical insulation device situated between the first electrode device and the second electrode device which includes a first area, which is in contact with the first electrode device and the second electrode device, and which includes a second area, which is exposed by the first electrode device and the second electrode device; a moisture-sensitive functional layer, which is applied across the first electrode device and the second electrode device and the second area of the insulation device lying between them in such a way that it forms a moisture-sensitive resistive electrical shunt at least in some areas between the first electrode device and the second electrode device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Matthias Christian Schwille
  • Patent number: 10629388
    Abstract: The invention relates to a gelled aqueous polymer composition for forming, by means of drying then pyrolysis, a monolithic porous carbon, to a pyrolysed carbonated composition produced by the drying, followed by the pyrolysis, of said gelled composition, to a porous carbon electrode for a supercapacitor comprising said pyrolysed composition, and to methods for producing said respectively gelled and pyrolysed compositions. A gelled composition according to the invention, produced from the polycondensation of polyhydroxybenzene(s) and hexymethylenetetramine, is such that the hexymethylenetetramine comprised therein represents a mass fraction of between 7% and 15% inclusive. Said gelled composition is produced by a) polycondensation in an aqueous solvent of the polyhydroxybenzene(s) and hexymethylenetetramine, followed by b) gelling by heating of said polycondensate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: HUTCHINSON
    Inventors: Hugo Dorie, David Ayme-Perrot, Philippe Sonntag, Bruno Dufour
  • Patent number: 10617610
    Abstract: Disclosed are UV-protective compositions comprising swelled polymer matrix macroparticles comprising a thermoplastic polymer swelled with at least one swelling agent, and a plurality of nanoparticles of an inorganic UV-protective agent comprising at least one solid inorganic crystal and a dispersant associated with the crystal, wherein the inorganic nanoparticles are dispersed and embedded in the swelled polymer matrix macroparticles. Method of preparation and uses of such compositions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: LANDA LABS (2012) LTD.
    Inventors: Benzion Landa, Sagi Abramovich, Snir Dor
  • Patent number: 10590294
    Abstract: A rapid, scalable methodology for graphene dispersion and concentration with a polymer-organic solvent medium, as can be utilized without centrifugation, to enhance graphene concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventors: Mark C. Hersam, Yu Teng Liang, Ethan B. Secor, Pradyumna L. Prabhumirashi, Kanan P. Puntambekar, Michael L. Geier, Bok Y. Ahn, Jennifer A. Lewis
  • Patent number: 10593940
    Abstract: A power storage device having high capacitance is provided. A power storage device with excellent cycle characteristics is provided. A power storage device with high charge and discharge efficiency is provided. A power storage device including a negative electrode with low resistance is provided. A negative electrode for the power storage device includes a current collector and an active material layer including a plurality of active material particles over the current collector. The active material particle is silicon, and the size of the silicon particle is greater than or equal to 0.001 ?m and less than or equal to 7 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyofumi Ogino, Yumiko Yoneda, Rika Yatabe, Nobuhiro Inoue
  • Patent number: 10563125
    Abstract: The present invention relates to stabilizers for thiol-ene compositions and to radiation curable thiol-ene compositions based thereon. Such radiation curable compositions can advantageously be used in inks, overprint varnishes, coatings, adhesives, for the making of 3D objects and for the making of solder resist and gel nails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: ALLNEX BELGIUM S.A.
    Inventors: Luc Boogaerts, Steven Cappelle, Hugues Van Den Bergen