Resin, Rubber, Or Derivative Thereof Containing Patents (Class 252/511)
  • 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
    Assignee: TOTAL RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY FELUY
    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
    Assignee: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR OF NASA
    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
    Assignee: THE SOLARIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lisong Zhou, Huaming Zhou, Zhixun Zhang
  • 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: 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: 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
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    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
    Assignee: KUREHA CORPORATION
    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
    Assignee: ENEOS CORPORATION
    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: 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
    Assignee: FUZETEC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jack Jih-Sang Chen, Chang-Hung Jiang
  • 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
    Assignee: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Serena Carella, Elena Molena, Maurizio Biso, Giulio Brinati
  • 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: 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
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    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
    Assignees: SANYO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD., NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Fukumoto, Yasuhiro Shindo, Manabu Watanabe, Hiroshi Akama, Hideaki Horie
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
    Assignee: SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke Machida, Hiroki Nakayama, Kenichi Fujita
  • 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
  • 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: 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: 10839992
    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. An amount of the dielectric material blended with the carbon-based ink does not exceed about 15% by weight of the modified carbon-based ink. The modified carbon-based ink has a resistivity that is at least double a resistivity of the carbon-based ink. The thick film resistor may be configured to handle up to about 200 mA of current without fusing and/or handle up to about 1.0 W of power without fusing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    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: 10822505
    Abstract: The present invention relates to laser-markable polymers and coatings which are distinguished by the fact that they comprise tin/antimony oxide-coated spherical TiO2 particles of defined particle size as laser additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Helge Bettina Kniess, Ulrich Quittmann, Silvia Rosenberger
  • Patent number: 10818406
    Abstract: A pressure sensitive electrically conductive composition comprises a contained quantity of magnetite particles, wherein the quantity of magnetite particles includes a distribution of particle sizes between sub-micron and tens of microns, and wherein the magnetite particles have a plurality of planar faces, adjacent planar faces connected at a vertex, the particles each having a plurality of vertices wherein the magnetite particles are irregular in shape and have a low aspect ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventor: David Lussey
  • Patent number: 10800939
    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: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Mark C. Hersam, Yu Teng Liang, Ethan B. Secor, Pradyumna L. Prabhumirashi, Kanan P. Puntambekar, Michael L. Geier
  • Patent number: 10795220
    Abstract: A graphene transparent conductive film is disclosed. The graphene transparent conductive film includes graphene and a vertical alignment agent. A method for manufacturing the graphene transparent conductive film is further disclosed. In the method, graphene, a surfactant, and water are mixed to obtain a graphene solution; a vertical alignment agent is added to the graphene solution to obtain a graphene transparent conductive film liquid, and the film liquid is coated on a substrate and heated to obtain the graphene transparent conductive film. The vertical alignment agent can reduce a surface energy of liquid crystal molecules in a polymer matrix, increase a contact angle, so that the liquid crystal molecules can be aligned vertically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Song Lan
  • Patent number: 10795470
    Abstract: Provided are a touch sensitive device and a display device including the touch sensitive device. The touch sensitive device according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes an electro-active layer formed of polyphosphazene substituted with an aryloxy group at a phosphorus atom in the backbone of the polyphosphazene, and electrodes disposed on at least one surface of the electro-active layer. The touch sensitive device according to an embodiment of the present disclosure has an excellent intensity of vibrations due to characteristics of the polyphosphazene including the substituted aryloxy group and is flame retardant and non-toxic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyungyeol Ryu, Chiwan Kim, Taeheon Kim, Sung-Eui Shin, YongWoo Lee, YuSeon Kho
  • Patent number: 10772524
    Abstract: A biomedical electrode which is detachably attached to a garment and includes: an electrode coming into contact with a living body clothed in the garment to acquire a biological signal emitted by the living body; and a locked section which is conductive, is electrically connected to the electrode, is detachably locked to a locking section which is conductive and is provided in the garment, and is electrically connected to the locking section when locked to the locking section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION, TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Shingo Tsukada, Nahoko Kasai, Koji Sumitomo, Hiroshi Nakashima, Masanobu Sato, Toru Arakane, Yuri Hamano, Keiji Takeda, Noriko Nagai, Takashi Teshigawara
  • Patent number: 10767049
    Abstract: A polymer composition that is capable of exhibiting a unique combination of ductility (e.g., tensile elongation at break), impact strength (e.g., Charpy notched impact strength), and dimensional stability is provided. For example, the polymer composition may contain a liquid crystalline polymer in combination with an epoxy-functionalized olefin copolymer and an inorganic particulate material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Ticona LLC
    Inventor: Young Shin Kim
  • Patent number: 10763003
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a charge dissipative surface layer on a member made from or consisting of a dielectric polymeric material or polymer-based composite which is intended to be used in space and other extreme environments, the member having at least one surface, in particular two opposing surfaces, each of the surfaces having a flat or a three-dimensional shape. The method includes carbonizing the at least one surface of the member in a vacuum environment through ion bombardment with simultaneous surface renewal in a dynamic way, by bombardment of the at least one surface with an ion beam formed in a gaseous linear high-current technological ion beam source of rare gas and added predetermined amount of a carbonaceous gas in the same ion beam gas admixture in order to achieve a treated carbonized surface layer with a uniform surface resistivity in a charge-dissipative range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: Airbus DS GmbH, Integrity Testing Laboratory Inc.
    Inventors: Christel Nömayr, Claus Zimmermann, Zelina Iskanderova, Jacob Kleiman
  • Patent number: 10759900
    Abstract: Liquid crystalline hydroquinone-3,4?-biphenyl dicarboxylate polyesters, and methods of making them. The polyesters may be melt processed at a temperature below the thermal decomposition temperature and the isotropic temperature, and may form a liquid crystalline glass phase. The polyesters may be formed by polycondensation of hydroquinone or a hydroquinone derivative with 3,4?-biphenyl dicarboxylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc., Virginia Tech Intellectual Property, Inc.
    Inventors: Katherine V. Heifferon, Timothy E. Long, S. Richard Turner, Yong Yang, Syamal Tallury, Ting Chen, Javier Guzman
  • Patent number: 10747372
    Abstract: This disclosure generally relates to an electronic system comprising a touch sensor and a method for manufacturing such system. This disclosure also generally relates to an electronic system comprising a transparent conductive electrode. This disclosure also generally relates to an optoelectronic system including a touch screen. This system may comprise a conductive nano-composite layer, a lamination layer, and a transparent substrate. The conductive nano-composite layer, the lamination layer, and the transparent substrate in combination may have optical transparency higher than 88% at about 550 nm, and sheet resistance lower than 45 ohms per square.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Hailiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10736528
    Abstract: An electrode configured to provide electrical contact with skin of a subject is provided. The electrode includes an electrode body configured to be removably coupled with the skin of the subject and to receive electrical signals from and/or transmit electrical signals to the skin of the subject, and an electrical coupling that facilitates coupling the electrode to an external computing system. The electrode body includes a conductive silicone material configured to enable uptake or diffusion of moisture from the skin of the subject over which the electrode body is disposed; and a detergent configured to facilitate a flow of ions through the conductive silicone material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Sander Theodoor Pastoor, Lucas Johannes Anna Maria Beckers, Timon Rutger Grob, Denny Mathew, Edward Theodorus Maria Berben
  • Patent number: 10736530
    Abstract: A biomedical electrode which is detachably attached to a garment and includes: an electrode coming into contact with a living body clothed in the garment to acquire a biological signal emitted by the living body; and a locked section which is conductive, is electrically connected to the electrode, is detachably locked to a locking section which is conductive and is provided in the garment, and is electrically connected to the locking section when locked to the locking section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignees: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION, TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Shingo Tsukada, Nahoko Kasai, Koji Sumitomo, Hiroshi Nakashima, Masanobu Sato, Toru Arakane, Yuri Hamano, Keiji Takeda, Noriko Nagai, Takashi Teshigawara
  • Patent number: 10717108
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes various embodiments of a structure for a composite light regulating film, methods of using the composite light regulating film, and for methods of making a composite light regulating film. The composite light regulating film can include particles and an elastomer matrix. The composite film is configured to modify in response to a force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Peng Jiang, Yin Fang, Khalid Askar
  • Patent number: 10710881
    Abstract: Provided is a fibrous carbon nanostructure dispersion liquid having excellent fibrous carbon nanostructure dispersibility. The fibrous carbon nanostructure dispersion liquid contains a solvent and one or more fibrous carbon nanostructures that exhibit a convex upward shape in a t-plot obtained from an adsorption isotherm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Satoshi Abe
  • Patent number: 10658090
    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: March 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventors: Jie Zhang, Xiaoli Liu, Fengzhen Sun, Delin Li
  • Patent number: 10647827
    Abstract: Provided are an engineering plastic composite and a method for producing the same. The engineering plastic composite includes a carbon fiber having a surface modified by a hydrogen plasma and including a functional group and an engineering plastic. The carbon fiber is mixed with the engineering plastic to constitute a composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Korea University Research and Business Foundation
    Inventors: Dae-Soon Lim, Eung-seok Lee, Choonghyun Lee
  • Patent number: 10649355
    Abstract: A method of making a composite feed material for fused deposition modeling (FDM) is disclosed. The method comprises providing composite particles made by a process of emulsion aggregation, the composite particles comprising at least one thermoplastic polymer and at least one carbon particle material. A composite feed material is formed for fused deposition modeling from the composite particles. The composite feed material is in a form selected from a filament and a paste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Barkev Keoshkerian, Rachel Prestayko, Kimberly D. Nosella, Valerie M. Farrugia
  • Patent number: 10640678
    Abstract: This invention is directed to stretchable polymer thick film compositions useful for wearable garments. More specifically, the polymer thick film may be used in applications where significant stretching is required, particularly on substrates that can be highly elongated. A particular type of substrate is a thermoplastic polyurethane substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: DUPONT ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Zanoni Burrows, Mark Steven Critzer, Jay Robert Dorfman
  • Patent number: 10629326
    Abstract: By using CNF excellent in dispersibility, conductivity, and crystallinity, a conductive polymer material having high conductivity even with a low CNF content and a shaped article thereof and a conductive polymer material with a less CNF content for same conductivity and a shaped article thereof are provided. A conductive polymer material with high conductivity is produced by using carbon nanofiber with a median diameter D50 value from 0.1 to 8 ?m, powder resistivity of 0.03 ?cm or less measured under a load of 9.8 MPa, and D/G from 0.5 to 1.3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Denka Company Limited
    Inventors: Hitoshi Kaneko, Toru Arai, Yoko Horikoshi, Ayumu Tsukamoto, Akira Miyama
  • Patent number: 10610461
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dental adhesive including a polymeric adhesive and a nanofiller dispersed in the polymeric adhesive, the nanofiller being constituted by graphene nanostructures which are properly dispersed inside the polymer adhesive and over the surface of the adhesive layer without formation of agglomerates, so that the dental adhesive exhibits significant antimicrobial and antibiofilm properties against pathogens of the oral cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA “LA SAPIENZA”
    Inventors: Maria Sabrina Sarto, Antonella Polimeni, Daniela Uccelletti, Maurizio Bossu′, Agnese Bregnocchi, Chandrakanth Reddy Chandraiahgari, Elena Zanni, Francesca De Angelis
  • Patent number: 10601062
    Abstract: Cell and batteries containing them employing a cathode having a intercalating metal oxide in combination with a sodium metal haloaluminate. At operating temperatures, the positive electrode (cathode) of the invention comprises electroactive cathode material permeated with and in physical and electrical contact with the sodium metal haloaluminate catholyte. The positive and negative electrodes are separated with a solid alkali metal conducting electrolyte. The intercalating metal oxice is not in direct physical contact with the solid electrolyte. Electric and ionic conductivity between the solid electrolyte and the positive electrode is mediated by the sodium haloaluminate catholyte. Batteries of the invention are useful for bulk energy storage, particularly for electric utility grid storage, as well as for electric vehicle propulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Dynantis Corp.
    Inventor: Anthony F. Sammells
  • Patent number: 10597531
    Abstract: Foam beads based on thermoplastic elastomers and having a coating comprising at least one electrically conductive substance, processes for producing same by coating the foam beads with an emulsion of a conductive substance in a plasticizer, and also processes for producing bead foams by joining the foam beads together thermally via high-frequency electromagnetic radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Frank Prissok, Michael Harms, Markus Schuette