Resin, Rubber, Or Derivative Thereof Containing Patents (Class 252/511)
  • Patent number: 11502292
    Abstract: An energy storage device includes a nano-structured cathode. The cathode includes a conductive substrate, an underframe and an active layer. The underframe includes structures such as nano-filaments and/or aerogel. The active layer optionally includes a catalyst disposed within the active layer, the catalyst being configured to catalyze the dissociation of cathode active material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: CF TRAVERSE LLC
    Inventor: Ronald A. Rojeski
  • Patent number: 11479662
    Abstract: A polyethylene composition comprising (A) an ethylene-based (co) polymer, (B) a styrenic unit-containing copolymer, and (C) a polyorganosiloxane. Also a method of making the composition; a crosslinked polyethylene product made by curing the composition; manufactured articles comprising a shaped form of the inventive composition or product; and methods of using the inventive composition, product, or articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Chao He, Yabin Sun, Jeffrey M. Cogen, Timothy J. Person, Hongyu Chen
  • Patent number: 11482707
    Abstract: Provided is a binder composition for a non-aqueous secondary battery with which it is possible to form a slurry composition for a non-aqueous secondary battery functional layer having excellent viscosity stability and a functional layer for a non-aqueous secondary battery having excellent pressability. The binder composition for a non-aqueous secondary battery contains water and a particulate polymer formed by a polymer including a block region composed of an aromatic vinyl monomer unit. The particulate polymer has a surface acid content of not less than 0.05 mmol/g and not more than 0.9 mmol/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventors: Norikazu Yamamoto, Shunjin Aihara
  • Patent number: 11482726
    Abstract: Provided are a solid electrolyte composition containing a polymer (A) having a mass average molecular weight of 5,000 or more, an electrolyte salt (B) having an ion of a metal belonging to Group I or II of the periodic table, a compound (C) having three or more polymerization reactive groups, and a compound (D) having two or more polymerization reactive groups that are polymerization reactive groups different from the polymerization reactive groups that the compound (C) has and are capable of causing a polymerization reaction with the polymerization reactive groups that the compound (C) has, a solid electrolyte-containing sheet and an all-solid state secondary battery that are obtained using the solid electrolyte composition, and methods for manufacturing a solid electrolyte-containing sheet and an all-solid state secondary battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Tomonori Mimura, Hiroaki Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 11466170
    Abstract: A conductive paste, for forming an electrode of a solar cell, includes (A) a conductive component, (B) an epoxy resin, (C) an imidazole and (D) a solvent. An amount of (C) the imidazole in the conductive paste is 0.1 to 1.0% by weight based on 100% by weight of the conductive paste excluding (D) the solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventors: Kenji Kobayashi, Kazuo Muramatsu, Hideo Tanabe
  • Patent number: 11459470
    Abstract: Described is a curable composition that includes a salt comprising an alkali cation or rare earth metal ion and a counter ion which is the conjugate base of a superacid, a silicon containing binder, and an additive having a formula R1-O—[(CH2—CHR3)-O]n—R2, in which R1 and R2 represent H or an alkyl group, R3 is H or methyl, and n is an integer ranging from 2 to 200. Said composition is typically provided as a coating or hard coating. When cured, the composition provides good antistatic performance on its surface or to a surface on which it is applied. The composition when formed may also provide high optical transparency. The composition when formed exhibits low haze and good mechanical properties, such as good abrasion resistance, or good scratch resistance, or good mar resistance to its surface or to the surface on which it is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventor: Haipeng Zheng
  • Patent number: 11448959
    Abstract: There is a method for forming a three dimensional or porous graphene electrode pattern on a substrate, the method including providing a substrate; coating the substrate with a lignin-polymer composite film; exposing a first part of the coated lignin-polymer composite film to a laser beam for transforming the first part into the graphene pattern; and removing a second part of the coated lignin-polymer composite film, which was not exposed to the laser beam, by placing the second part in water. The lignin-polymer composite film includes (1) a water-soluble alkaline lignin, (2) a polymer having bonding properties, and (3) a solvent, and an amount of the water-soluble alkaline lignin in the lignin-polymer composite film is between 5 and 60% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventors: Wenli Zhang, Yongjiu Lei, Husam Niman Alshareef
  • Patent number: 11446885
    Abstract: Disclosed is a friction-reducing and anti-wear composite material for a wading kinematic pair and a method of preparing the same. The friction-reducing and anti-wear composite material is prepared from carbon fiber (CF) among inorganic fillers, polyimide (PI) and polyether ether ketone (PEEK). These three materials are wet-mixed, dried and placed in a mold followed by curing by a heat press. The cured product is cooled and demolded to obtain the CF/PI/PEEK friction-reducing and anti-wear composite material for a wading kinematic pair. Tribological properties of the PEEK material are enhanced due to synergistic effect arising from hybrid organic-inorganic filling. The friction-reducing and anti-wear composite material provided in the invention has significantly reduced friction coefficient and wear volume loss under the seawater environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Wuhan Research Institute Of Materials Protection
    Inventors: Haitao Duan, Tian Yang, Jian Li, Meng Yi, Jiesong Tu, Dan Jia, Shengpeng Zhan, Yongliang Jin, Jianwei Qi
  • Patent number: 11401433
    Abstract: An electrically conductive screen-printable PTC ink composition with low inrush current and high NTC onset temperature, consisting of at least two different polymers, polymer-1 and polymer-2; wherein the melting temperature difference between polymer-1 and polymer-2 must be greater than 50° C., and the mechanical strength of polymer-1 as expressed by Young's modulus must be greater than 200 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: LMS Consulting Group
    Inventors: Shuyong Xiao, Qingli Liu
  • Patent number: 11389757
    Abstract: A composite absorbent filter media having adsorption and/or absorption properties for the filtration of ester oils from a liquid includes a graphene and/or graphite composite mixed into a final emulsion, which is subsequently heat treated or cured, cooled, compressed, and dried. The resultant adsorption/absorption media is then disposed within a plug structure having an ingress and egress for liquids mixed with ester oils to pass through. Alternatively, the resultant adsorption/absorption media is disposed into a fabric and formed as a wall used to enclose oil-filled equipment. The media adsorbs/absorbs the ester oils from the liquid, while allowing the liquid to disperse and pass through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Solidification Products International, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Gannon, David Tomlinson
  • Patent number: 11390525
    Abstract: Provided is a carbon nanotube aggregate excellent in gripping force in a wide temperature range including high-temperature conditions. The carbon nanotube aggregate of the present invention is a carbon nanotube aggregate of a sheet shape, including a plurality of carbon nanotubes, wherein the carbon nanotube aggregate satisfies the following condition for FFM differential voltages when a frictional curve is obtained by scanning a front surface and/or a back surface of the carbon nanotube aggregate with a probe of a scanning probe microscope under a state in which the probe is brought into contact therewith: a ratio of an FFM differential voltage at 210° C. to an FFM differential voltage at 25° C. is from 0.3 to 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Hatakeyama, Tomoaki Ichikawa, Shotaro Masuda, Yohei Maeno
  • Patent number: 11362334
    Abstract: Provided is a binder composition for an electrical storage device that can both ensure stability of a slurry composition and enhance peel strength of an electrode and rate characteristics of an electrical storage device. The binder composition contains a particulate polymer. The particulate polymer includes a cyano group-containing monomer unit in a proportion of not less than 5 mass % and not more than 45 mass % and includes an amide group-containing monomer unit in a proportion of not less than 0.3 mass % and not more than 10 mass %. Moreover, the particulate polymer has a core-shell structure including a core portion and a shell portion at least partially covering an outer surface of the core portion, and has at least one glass-transition temperature at 10° C. or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventor: Kenji Arai
  • Patent number: 11339270
    Abstract: A polymer composition comprises at least one substantially non-conductive polymer binder and at least first and second electrically conductive fillers, wherein the first electrically conductive filler is comprised of particles having a void bearing structure, and the second electrically conductive filler is comprised of particles which are substantially spherical in shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventor: David Lussey
  • Patent number: 11333560
    Abstract: A heat-sensitive resistor with a negative or positive temperature coefficient comprises respectively an antimony-doped tin oxide-based resistive element or a carbon black-based resistive element, containing a polymer having a dielectric constant between 2 and 3, a molar mass between 50000 and 150000 g/mol, and a glass transition temperature Tg between 40 and 100° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Abdelkader Aliane, Romain Coppard
  • Patent number: 11320756
    Abstract: An electrophotographic apparatus comprising an electrophotographic photosensitive member, a charging unit, and a developing unit, wherein the charging unit has a conductive member contactable with the electrophotographic photosensitive member, and a conductive layer of the conductive member has a matrix-domain structure; at least some of the domains are exposed at the outer surface; a volume resistivity R1 of the matrix and a volume resistivity R2 of the domains satisfy specific relationship; Martens hardness G1 of the matrix and Martens hardness G2 of the domains satisfy relationship G1<G2; the surface roughness Ra of the conductive member is not more than 2.00 ?m; the toner has an external additive having a shape factor SF-1 of not more than 115; and A<Dms is satisfied where A is the number-average diameter of the external additive and Dms is a distance between adjacent walls between the domains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Shohei Kototani, Noriyoshi Umeda, Tsuneyoshi Tominaga, Shohei Tsuda, Noboru Miyagawa, Kazuhiro Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 11312663
    Abstract: A nanoparticle cluster reduction method yields a new composition of matter including a large percentage (e.g., 75% or higher percentage) of primary nanoparticles in the new composition of matter. The particle reduction method reduces the size of nanoparticle clusters in material of the new composition of matter, allows particle reduction of specific nanoparticle cluster sizes, and allows particle reduction to primary nanoparticles. This new composition of matter can include a high permittivity and high resistivity dielectric compound. This new composition of matter, according to certain examples, has high permittivity, high resistivity, and low leakage current. In certain examples, the new composition of matter constitutes a dielectric energy storage device that is a battery with very high energy density, high operating voltage per cell, and an extended battery life cycle. An example method can include a controlled gas evolution reaction to reduce the size of nanoparticle clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Blue Horizons Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: David L. Frank
  • Patent number: 11312883
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a conductive paste composition for manufacturing a conductive film formed by dispersing conductive particles in a polymer resin, the conductive paste composition including: conductive metal particles, a polymer fiber, a polymer resin, and an auxiliary additive, wherein the polymer fiber is coated with a first graphene on a surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventors: Myeong Gi Kim, Sung Min Hong
  • Patent number: 11286164
    Abstract: An electrode membrane having high adhesiveness and electrical conductivity can be produced using carbon nanotubes each of which meets the following requirements (1) and (2). (1) A peak appears at a diffraction angle 2?=25°±2° in powder X-ray diffraction analysis, and the half value width of the peak is 2° or more and less than 3°. (2) The G/D ratio is 1.5 to 5.0, wherein G represents the maximum peak intensity in the range from 1560 to 1600 cm?1 and D represents the maximum peak intensity in the range from 1310 to 1350 cm?1 in Raman spectra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: Yu Morita, Tomoaki Masuoka
  • Patent number: 11239465
    Abstract: A sulfur-carbon composite including a carbon-based material of which surface is modified by acid treatment is provided, as well as a method for preparing the same, and a lithium-sulfur battery including the same. A sulfur-carbon composite suppresses polysulfide elution when used as a positive electrode active material of a lithium-sulfur battery by including a carbon-based material of which surface is modified to have a hydroxyl group and a carboxyl group capable of adsorbing polysulfide on the surface. Accordingly, capacity property and life time property of the battery may be enhanced. In addition, a surface of the carbon-based material can be modified using a simple process of treating with a mixed solution of nitric acid and sulfuric acid, and a content of functional groups on the surface can be controlled depending on a mixing ratio of the nitric acid and the sulfuric acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Inventors: Dongwook Lee, Kwonnam Sohn, Doo Kyung Yang
  • Patent number: 11220587
    Abstract: A polymer thick film carbon black composition comprising 6-13 wt % conductive carbon black powder; and 87-94 wt % organic medium comprising thermoplastic polyurethane resin dissolved in an organic solvent may be used to form the resistive element of heaters in applications where significant stretching is required, particularly on substrates that can be highly elongated and, in particular, that can be used in wearable garment applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Inventors: H David Rosenfeld, Ivan Chen, William George Kampert, Ping Tzeng, Fred E Nagle, Michael Stephen Wolfe
  • Patent number: 11208741
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for a carbon nanofiber composite, which can obtain a carbon nanofiber composite with high productivity and high activity, and which does not require removal of fluidizing materials or dispersing materials. The present invention also provides a carbon nanofiber composite having improved dispersibility. The method for producing the carbon nanofiber composite includes bringing at least one catalyst and at least one particulate carbon material into contact with at least one gas containing at least one gaseous carbon-containing compound while mechanically stirring the catalyst and the particulate carbon material in a reactor. The carbon nanofiber composite includes carbon nanofibers and at least one particulate carbon material, wherein the particulate carbon material has 70% by volume or more of particles with a particle diameter of 1 ?m or less, and/or a median diameter D50 by volume of 1 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventors: Toru Arai, Hitoshi Kaneko
  • Patent number: 11198771
    Abstract: A method for producing an anisotropic conductive sheet that can be used for an inspection of a semiconductor package or a high-frequency component part, in which the pitch of wiring is narrowed and the wiring itself has been subjected to wire thinning, and that can be easily produced. A method for producing an anisotropic conductive sheet, includes a molding step of molding a conductive filler material-containing composition including (A) a conductive filler material dispersed in an organic solvent and (B) a binder resin, into a sheet-like body, and an organic solvent volatilization step of heating one surface of the sheet-like body and thereby volatilizing the organic solvent through the other surface of the sheet-like body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Inventor: Minoru Morita
  • Patent number: 11156749
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a structure comprising a polymeric structure or composite material having a surface patterned via methods employing a kirigami-type technique. The patterned surface may define a first row of at least two discontinuous cuts and a second row of at least two discontinuous cuts offset from the first row. The first row and the second row cooperate to define a plurality of bridge structures therebetween, making the nanocomposite is stretchable in at least one direction. Methods of making such patterned structures via kirigami techniques, for example, via photolithography top-down cutting are also provided. Devices incorporating such kirigami-patterned polymeric structures are also provided, such as strain tunable optic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Kotov, Terry Shyu, Lizhi Xu
  • Patent number: 11118039
    Abstract: The invention relates to a conductive article made from a composite material comprising: from 50 to 99 wt % of a first polyethylene resin as based on the total weight of said composite material, wherein the first polyethylene resin has a melt index MI2 of at most 0.45 g/10 min as determined according to ISO 1133 (190° C.—2.16 kg), and a density ranging from 0.920 g/cm3 to 0.980 g/cm3 as determined according to ISO 1183 at a temperature of 23° C.; and from 0.2 to 10 wt % of carbon particles as based on the total weight of said composite material as determined according to ISO 11358 selected from nanographene, carbon nanotubes or any combination thereof; wherein the composite material further comprises from 0.10 to 0.48 wt % of polyethylene glycol as based on the total weight of the composite material, and in that said polyethylene glycol is selected to have a weight average molecular weight Mw of at most 20,000 g/mol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Dimitri Rousseaux, Olivier Lhost, Nabil Mellouky, Pascal Navez
  • Patent number: 11114619
    Abstract: A conjugated polymer that is an electron donor, that is soluble without aggregation, that is solution-coatable and is dryable at a temperature below 70° C., that has an energy conversion efficiency of 7 % or more over an area of 5 cm2 or more, and that is composed of a repeating unit represented by Chemical Formula 1A below: where x is a real number from 0.1 to 0.2; and n is an integer from 1 to 1,000. The conjugated polymer forms a uniform thin film over a large area of, for example, an organic solar cell, without a heat treatment due to superior solubility and crystallinity at low temperature and, thus, allows fabrication of an organic solar cell with high efficiency at a low temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Hae Jung Son, Sungmin Park, Jong Baek Park, Sohyun Park
  • Patent number: 11107610
    Abstract: A method includes blending a dielectric material including a titanate with a carbon-based ink to form a modified carbon-based ink. The method also includes printing the modified carbon-based ink onto a structure. The method further includes curing the printed modified carbon-based ink on the structure at a temperature that does not exceed about 250° C. In addition, the method includes processing the cured printed modified carbon-based ink to form a thick film resistor. Blending the dielectric material with the carbon-based ink causes the modified carbon-based ink to have a resistivity that is at least double a resistivity of the carbon-based ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignees: Raytheon Company, University of Massachusetts
    Inventors: Erika C. Klek, Mary K. Herndon, Thomas V. Sikina, James E. Benedict, Andrew R. Southworth, Kevin M. Wilder, Oshadha K. Ranasingha, Alkim Akyurtlu
  • Patent number: 11097499
    Abstract: A method allows for preparation of CNT nanocomposites having improved mechanical, electrical and thermal properties. Structured carbon nanotube forms such as sheet, yarn, and tape are modified with ?-conjugated conductive polymers, including polyaniline (PANT), fabricated by in-situ polymerization. The PANI modified CNT nanocomposites are subsequently post-processed to improve mechanical properties by hot press and carbonization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventors: Jae-Woo Kim, Emilie J. Siochi, Kristopher E. Wise, John W. Connell, Yi Lin, Russell A. Wincheski, Dennis C. Working
  • Patent number: 11088292
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods of forming a colored conductive ribbon for a solar module which includes combining a conductive ribbon with a channeled ribbon holder, applying a color coating to at least the conductive ribbon within the channel, curing the color coating on the conductive ribbon, and separating the conductive ribbon from the channeled holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventors: Lisong Zhou, Huaming Zhou, Zhixun Zhang
  • Patent number: 11087931
    Abstract: A system and method for an energy storing electrical device includes a first conductive electrode, a second conductive electrode, an electrolyte disposed between the first conductive electrode and a second conductive electrode, each electrode further comprising an integrated first layer and a second layer, and; wherein the second layer comprises a substrate, the substrate comprising a textile portion or a polymer portion and a conductive layer formed by a noble metal disposed on and attached to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Chunyi Zhi, Yukun Wang
  • Patent number: 11084950
    Abstract: A conductive paste is provided for forming conductive traces on substrates. The conductive paste includes a vehicle and conductive material. The vehicle includes a resin, a plasticizer, and a solvent in which the resin is dissolved. After application to a substrate, the conductive paste is cured at ambient temperature by evaporation of the solvent from the paste, to thereby form a conductive trace on the substrate. The conductive trace does not require a curing agent, and attains low resistivity within minutes of application to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Ferro Corporation
    Inventors: G. Edward Graddy, Jr., Ben E. Cruz
  • Patent number: 11053382
    Abstract: The present invention provides a resin composition containing a maleimide compound (A), and at least one selected from the group consisting of an organic compound (B) having an acidic site and an organic compound (C) having an acid anhydride site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Takenori Takiguchi, Kohei Higashiguchi, Tsuyoshi Kida
  • Patent number: 11028484
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, a method for coating nickel on an organosiloxane polymer wherein the said method comprises the steps of; forming a transition metal oxide on the organosiloxane polymer; etching the transition metal oxide with a basic solution; contacting the organosiloxane polymer comprising the etched transition metal oxide with an aqueous solution comprising a positively charged species to attach the positively charged species on the etched transition metal oxide; depositing a metal catalyst on the positively charged species; and treating the metal catalyst with an acidic solution to develop an activated organosiloxane polymer before transferring the activated organosiloxane polymer to a solution comprising nickel and/or nickel derivatives. A nickel organosiloxane composite is provided herein comprising a transition metal oxide layer and a positively charged species attached on the said oxide layer with nickel coated in the said positively charged species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    Inventors: Shengqin Wang, Yew Wei Leong
  • Patent number: 11024852
    Abstract: A binder composition that exhibits sufficient adhesion and that achieves the excellent dispersibility of a conductive additive is provided. The binder composition according to an embodiment of the present invention is a binder composition including a vinylidene fluoride copolymer composition containing vinylidene fluoride and a monomer having an acidic functional group; and a ratio (Mn2/Mn1) of a number average molecular weight of the vinylidene fluoride copolymer composition after being adsorbed onto alumina (Mn2) to a number average molecular weight of the vinylidene fluoride copolymer composition before being adsorbed onto alumina (Mn1) being less than 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Yuki Sakai, Shintarou Kamata, Emi Sugawara
  • Patent number: 11024440
    Abstract: A conductive thermoplastic elastomer composition includes: a specific elastomer component; a clay; a paraffin oil; and a carbon-based filler having a BET specific surface area of 50 m2/g or more, wherein a content ratio of the clay is 20 parts by mass or less relative to 100 parts by mass of the elastomer component, and a content ratio of the paraffin oil is 1 to 65% by mass relative to a total amount of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Zhengzhe Jin, Keisuke Chino, Yusuke Matsuo
  • Patent number: 10995037
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a system and method for monitoring degradation of a high temperature composite component (HTC). The HTC is defined by a volume that includes a matrix material and a fiber formed from at least one of ceramic and carbon material. One or more electrical conductors are disposed within the volume and connected directly or indirectly to a monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventor: Zlatomir D. Apostolov
  • Patent number: 10988391
    Abstract: A desalination battery includes a container configured to contain a saline water solution having a first concentration c1 of dissolved salts; first and second intercalation hosts, arranged to be in fluid communication with the saline water solution, at least the first intercalation host including expanded graphite having a plurality of graphene layers with an interlayer spacing between the graphene layers in z-direction greater than 0.34 nm; and a power source configured to supply electric current to the first and second intercalation hosts such that the first and second intercalation hosts reversibly store and release cations and anions from the saline water solution located between the plurality of graphene layers to generate a fresh water solution having a second concentration c2 of dissolved salts and a brine solution having a third concentration c3 of dissolved salts within the container such that c3>c1>c2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GmbH
    Inventors: Soo Kim, Jonathan Mailoa, Mordechai Kornbluth, Georgy Samsonidze, Michael Metzger, Saravanan Kuppan, Sondra Hellstrom, Boris Kozinsky, Nathan Craig
  • Patent number: 10971281
    Abstract: A polymer matrix composite containing graphene sheets homogeneously dispersed in a polymer matrix wherein the polymer matrix composite exhibits a percolation threshold from 0.0001% to 0.1% by volume of graphene sheets to form a 3D network of interconnected graphene sheets or network of electron-conducting pathways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Global Graphene Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-jun Lin, Bor Z. Jang
  • Patent number: 10968362
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a fluorosurfactant free aqueous dispersion of an acrylic-modified vinylidene fluoride polymer, possessing a melt viscosity of at least 30 kPoise, and possessing an amount of end groups of formula —CH2—OH of at least 5 mmol/kg, to a method for its preparation and to its use for the manufacture of electrochemical cell components, such as electrodes and/or composite separators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Serena Carella, Elena Molena, Maurizio Biso, Giulio Brinati
  • Patent number: 10971287
    Abstract: A composite circuit protection device includes a positive temperature coefficient (PTC) component, a voltage-dependent resistor (VDR), and first and second conductive leads respectively bonded to the PTC component and the VDR. The PTC component includes a PTC layer having two opposite PTC surfaces, and first and second electrode layers each having an electrode surface which connects to and has an area smaller than that of a respective one of the PTC surfaces. The VDR includes a VDR layer having two opposite resistor surfaces, and third and fourth electrode layers each having an electrode surface which connects to and has an area smaller than that of a respective one of the resistor surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Jack Jih-Sang Chen, Chang-Hung Jiang
  • Patent number: 10961414
    Abstract: A polishing slurry including a composite including a hydrophilic fullerene and an ionic compound, a method of manufacturing the same, and a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Kenji Takai, Sang Eui Lee, Ken Kokubo, Eigo Miyazaki, Do Yoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10944110
    Abstract: To provide a manufacturing method of graphene oxide that allows mass production through a relatively simple process, at low costs, and with safety and efficiency. A hydrogen peroxide solution, sulfuric acid, and flake graphite are put in a reaction container, and the mixture is stirred to obtain expansion graphite. The synthesized expansion graphite is washed not with pure water but with a saturated aqueous solution of magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) or an organic solvent, whereby a large amount of sulfuric acid is contained between graphite layers. The expansion graphite is subjected to heat treatment or microwave irradiation to form expanded graphite, and a graphite layer is peeled by ultrasonic treatment and then oxidized to form a graphene compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yumiko Yoneda, Teppei Oguni, Takuya Miwa, Masaki Yamakaji, Ayae Tsuruta
  • Patent number: 10934432
    Abstract: Disclosed is a conductive polyamide resin composition that excels not only in electroconductivity, but also in fuel resistance, particularly resistance against alcohol-containing fuel, and further excels in fluidity and moldability, and is capable of yielding a molded article with high impact resistance, the conductive polyamide resin composition including: 84 to 40% by mass of a polyamide resin (A); 5 to 30% by mass of conductive carbon black (B); 3 to 30% by mass of an ethylene-?-olefin copolymer (C) that has a reactive functional group capable of reacting with a terminal group of polyamide resin and/or an amido group on a principal chain of polyamide resin; and 1 to 20% by mass of a conductive polyethylene resin (D).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuji Kubota, Nobuhiro Yoshimura, Yuhei Fukumoto, Kazuki Iwamura, Kiyofumi Sakai, Osamu Mabuchi
  • Patent number: 10916779
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a dispersant for a resin current collector which can uniformly disperse a conductive filler to attain sufficient charge and discharge characteristics without impairing the output power per unit weight of a battery. The present invention provides a dispersant for a resin current collector comprising a polymer having a resin-philic block (A1) and a conductive filler-philic block (A2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroshi Fukumoto, Yasuhiro Shindo, Manabu Watanabe, Hiroshi Akama, Hideaki Horie
  • Patent number: 10902971
    Abstract: A front-side conductive paste for a crystalline silicon solar cell chip is provided. The front-side conductive paste for a crystalline silicon solar cell chip includes, in parts by weight, 80.0-93.0 parts of a metal powder, 6.0-15.0 parts of an organic carrier, and 1.0-5.0 parts of an oxide etching agent. The oxide etching agent contains at least 10-40% of MgO, 0.1-5% of PbO, and 5-30% of Li2O based on 100% by mole, with the molar ratio of MgO:PbO being 10:5˜40:0.1, and the mole ratio of MgO:Li2O being 10:30˜40:5. The metal powder forms good ohmic contact with crystalline silicon substrate during the sintering process of the front-side conductive paste applied overlying an insulation film on the substrate. Finally, a front-side electrode of low contact resistance, good electrical conductivity, and strong adhesion is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Sobtrium Advanced Materials Technology, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jie Zhang, Xiaoli Liu, Fengzhen Sun, Delin Li
  • Patent number: 10903497
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a cathode including a cathode active material and poly(amic acid). When the lithium secondary battery including the cathode is in an abnormal operation range of 160° C. or higher, condensation reaction of poly(amic acid) occurs to form polyimide. The polyimide surrounds cathode active material particles in the form of a coating film and prevents transport of lithium ions and electrons to interrupt current flow, and inhibits abnormal heat emission and thermal runaway or combustion caused by additional reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Su-Rim Lee, Su-Hyun Kim, Hye-Won Jeong, Jae-Hyun Lee
  • Patent number: 10875278
    Abstract: A heat ray shielding film is disclosed, including composite tungsten oxide particles; and an ionomer resin. The composite tungsten oxide particles are expressed by a general formula MxWOy (where M denotes one or more kinds of elements selected from Cs, Rb, K, Tl, In, Ba, Li, Ca, Sr, Fe, Sn, Al, Cu, and Na, and 0.1?x?0.5 and 2.2?y?3.0).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Keisuke Machida, Hiroki Nakayama, Kenichi Fujita
  • Patent number: 10875956
    Abstract: An isocyanate prepolymer composition and a crosslinked thermoplastic polyurethane composition are disclosed, preferably in the form of a fiber. Also disclosed is the process for preparing said prepolymer composition and crosslinked thermoplastic polyurethane. Both of the isocyanate prepolymer composition and crosslinked thermoplastic polyurethane show improved properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Bin-Erik Chen, Wei Zhuang, DeHui Yin, Etsuhiro Yamamoto, Yasuyuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10858508
    Abstract: A crosslinkable low density polyethylene blend composition, cured product made therefrom, methods of making and using same, and articles containing same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventor: Suh Joon Han
  • Patent number: 10862125
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrode active material slurry, which includes (a) an electrode active material, (b) a conductive agent, (c) a binder, (d) a solvent, and (e) a cellulose-based compound having a weight-average molecular weight (Mw) of 2,000,000 to 3,000,000, a degree of substitution of 1.0 to 1.2, and a viscosity (Brookfield viscometer, speed of 12 rpm) of 4,000 cps to 10,000 cps, and an electrode and a lithium secondary battery which include the same. Phase stability of the electrode active material slurry may be improved and battery characteristics may be improved by using the cellulose-based compound having molecular weight and degree of substitution within a specific range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung Hwa Woo, Kwang Ho Jeong, Jung Woo Yoo, Ye Cheol Rho, Je Young Kim
  • Patent number: 10862126
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a binder composition for a secondary battery, including: a copolymer having a functional group; and an alkali metal ion bound to the functional group of the copolymer or with which a constituent element of the functional group is substituted. The binder composition exhibits enhanced adhesive strength and also exhibits low resistance due to the alkali metal ion included in the copolymer, and thus may exhibit more stable electrochemical performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventors: Min Ah Kang, Dong Jo Ryu, Seon Hee Han, Cheol Hoon Choi, Hye Soo Han