Free Metal Containing Patents (Class 252/512)
  • Patent number: 10344189
    Abstract: A conductive adhesive, such as an anisotropic conductive adhesive, comprising a population of conductive particles and a population of signal particles in an adhesive; wherein both the conductive particle population and the signal particle population have an average particle diameter of <200 ?m with a coefficient of variance of <10%; wherein the signal particles are arranged to provide an indication when they are deformed to a pre-determined height; and wherein the conductive particles are arranged such that they will not fail, e.g. crack or fracture, when deformed to a height larger than or equal to the pre-determined height at which the signal particles are arranged to provide the indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Conpart AS
    Inventors: Keith Redford, Helge Kristiansen
  • Patent number: 10345640
    Abstract: A color filter substrate is disclosed, including a substrate, a black matrix disposed on the substrate and multiple color resist blocks separated by the black matrix and disposed on the substrate. Each color resist block is filled with a color resist material, the color resist material includes pigment molecules, including at least one photosensitive substituent. A liquid crystal display device having the same is also disclosed. Utilizing an UV irradiation step in the CF process, the pigment molecules are aligned directionally, which can increase the transmittance of the color filter substrate, the utilization rate of the backlight, and decrease the power consumption. Under the same display brightness, the thickness of the color filter substrate can be decreased; the pigment molecules aligned directionally can make an emitting light to be along a same direction to reduce the light interference between adjacent sub-pixels having different colors to greatly decrease the color shift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Biao Pan
  • Patent number: 10337118
    Abstract: An apparatus for doping a melt of semiconductor or solar-grade material is provided. The apparatus includes a seed chuck, a seed crystal connected to the seed chuck, and a dopant container connected to the seed chuck. The seed chuck defines a first end of the apparatus, and the seed crystal defines a second end of the apparatus. The seed crystal is configured to initiate crystal growth when placed in contact with the melt. The dopant container is positioned between the first end and the second end of the apparatus, and defines a reservoir for holding dopant therein. The dopant container is configured to dispense liquid dopant into the melt when positioned proximate the melt. The dopant container and the seed crystal are connected to the seed chuck simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Corner Star Limited
    Inventors: Jihong Chen, Joseph Holzer
  • Patent number: 10336270
    Abstract: A vehicle and a manufacturing method thereof is provided in which separation of positively charged airflow from a positively charged surface of a vehicle body can be prevented. A vehicle body is insulated from a road surface, and positive static charges accumulate on the vehicle body during propulsion. The vehicle comprises a self-discharge device that is adapted to decrease a positive potential of at least any one of specific points at which positively charged airflow flowing along a vehicle surface deviates therefrom, during propulsion of the vehicle, by discharging static electricity to produce negative ions according to the positive potential of the specific point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koshi Yamada, Toshio Tanahashi, Hisashi Yabuki, Kazuhiko Omasa, Yoji Kanehara, Nagataka Sassa, Naohiko Saito, Narito Fujii, Tsuyoshi Ohkita, Masaaki Morimoto, Kazuhiro Maeda, Taro Yamashita, Fumiatsu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10320097
    Abstract: An electrical connector allowing a connection between two substantially facing electrical contacts respectively pertaining to a housing and a support, and including a main body including a first end for secure connection thereof to the housing and a second end for secure connection thereof to the support, the main body being bent in at least one bending area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Francois De Crecy, Bernard Diem, Christine Ferrandon, Thierry Hilt
  • Patent number: 10308856
    Abstract: A class of paste materials for thermal, and mechanical bonding, and in some cases electrical interconnection, of two solid surfaces includes particles and an organic vehicle which is partially or completely removed during processing. The paste includes hybrids of inorganic materials for meeting the thermal, electrical and mechanical bonding functionality requirements and organic materials for meeting the process, application and protection requirements. The inorganic materials include high thermal and optionally electrical conductivity materials in forms from nanoparticles to micro-powders. The organic materials may include small molecules, surfactant, oligomers, and polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION FOR THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
    Inventors: Hao Wang, Bahgat Sammakia
  • Patent number: 10290456
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a fuse having a tungsten-containing structure directly contacting an electrically conductive structure. The electrically conductive structure may be a titanium-containing structure. An interface between the tungsten-containing structure and the electrically conductive structure is configured to rupture when current through the interface exceeds a predetermined level. Some embodiments include a method of forming and using a fuse. The fuse is formed to have a tungsten-containing structure directly contacting an electrically conductive structure. An interface between the tungsten-containing structure and the electrically conductive structure is configured to rupture when current through the interface exceeds a predetermined level. Current exceeding the predetermined level is passed through the interface to rupture the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Redaelli, Giorgio Servalli
  • Patent number: 10249718
    Abstract: A semiconductor device according to an embodiment includes a metal layer; an n-type first silicon carbide region; and a second silicon carbide region of metal containing at least one element selected from the group consisting of nickel (Ni), palladium (Pd), and platinum (Pt) and positioned between the metal layer and the first silicon carbide region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tatsuo Shimizu, Masayasu Miyata, Hirotaka Nishino, Yoshihiko Moriyama, Yuichiro Mitani
  • Patent number: 10236337
    Abstract: A semiconductor device comprises a first conductive layer. A second conductive layer is formed over the first conductive layer. A semiconductor component is disposed over the first conductive layer. The second conductive layer lies in a plane between a top surface of the semiconductor component and a bottom surface of the semiconductor component. A third conductive layer is formed over the semiconductor component opposite the first conductive layer. The semiconductor device includes a symmetrical structure. A first insulating layer is formed between the first conductive layer and semiconductor component. A second insulating layer is formed between the semiconductor component and third conductive layer. A height of the first insulating layer between the first conductive layer and semiconductor component is between 90% and 110% of a height of the second insulating layer between the semiconductor component and third conductive layer. The semiconductor component includes a passive device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: STATS ChipPAC Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: JinHee Jung, HyungSang Park, SungSoo Kim
  • Patent number: 10232355
    Abstract: The present invention applies carbon nanotubes to catalyst particles, thereby providing catalyst particles which are usable in fluidized bed reactions, have high catalytic activity, and are easy to handle. The catalyst particles are carbon nanotube-coated catalyst particles which each comprise a carrier particle and a coating layer disposed on the surface of the carrier particle, wherein the carrier particles are flowable in fluidized beds and the coating layer comprises carbon nanotubes which have metal nanoparticles supported thereon and/or which have been doped with nitrogen or boron. The carbon nanotube-coated catalyst particles are flowable in fluidized bed reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION GUNMA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Reiji Noda, Ryosuke Atsumi, Kyoya Wanibuchi
  • Patent number: 10225966
    Abstract: A composite metal surface that looks metallic, but permits effective transmission of an electromagnetic field. The composite metal surface can be integrated into various electronic equipment, such as telephones, remote controls, battery doors, keyboards, mice, game controllers, cameras, laptops, inductive power supplies, and essentially any other electronic equipment. The composite metal surface can also be integrated into non-electrically conductive heat sinks, high permeability shielding, and polished metal non-electrically conductive surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: PHILIPS IP VENTURES B.V.
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Benjamin C. Moes, Neil W. Kuyvenhoven, Joshua K. Schwannecke, Roy M. Taylor, Jr., Kaitlyn J. Turner, Robert Wolford, Matthew J. Norconk, Ryan D. Schamper
  • Patent number: 10208156
    Abstract: Provided in the present invention are an epoxy resin composition, prepreg and laminate using the same, the epoxy resin composition comprising the following components: (A) an imide modified epoxy resin; and (B) a crosslinking agent, the imide modified epoxy resin being an epoxy resin having a structure of formula (1) and/or formula (2). The prepreg and laminate prepared from the epoxy resin composition have a high glass-transition temperature, a low dielectric constant, a low dielectric loss factor, a high heat and humidity resistance, a high toughness and a good processability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SHENGYI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xianping Zeng, Liexiang He, Yongjing Xu
  • Patent number: 10208211
    Abstract: Monodispersed metal nanoparticles are prepared by preparing a homogeneous metal complex solution by mixing metal salt with a complexing agent in solvent. A precipitating agent is added into the homogeneous metal complex solution to form a slurry. A homogeneous mixture of reducing agent and solvent is added to perform reducing reaction on the slurry to form metal nanoparticles in a controlled environment under gas purge. A capping agent is added to modify surface properties of metal nanoparticles. The metal nanoparticles are washed and the metal nanoparticles are recovered by phase extraction or centrifugation. The technique can be used to prepare conductive pastes with bimodal particle size distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: CN Innovations Limited
    Inventor: Ka Ming Ng
  • Patent number: 10190198
    Abstract: A thick film paste comprising at least one particulate platinum (alloy), at least one metal compound, and an organic vehicle, wherein the at least one metal compound is selected from the group consisting of in each case particulate NiO, SiO2, RuO2, Rh2O3, IrO2, Cu2O, CuO, TiO2, ZrO2, PbO, SnO2, CeO2, Al2O3, MgO, MnO2 and MoO2, and metal compounds capable of forming a metal oxide on firing, the metal oxide being selected from the group consisting of NiO, SiO2, RuO2, Rh2O3, IrO2, Cu2O, CuO, TiO2, ZrO2, PbO, SnO2, CeO2, Al2O3, MgO, MnO2 and MoO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Howard David Glicksman, Adele Amelia Pliscott
  • Patent number: 10112457
    Abstract: In a method for producing a vehicle heater (10), a main body (12) of the vehicle heater (10) is equipped with a non-intrinsically safe heat conductor layer (14), and a sensor device (16, 18, 20) for detecting exceedances of a temperature threshold value. To form the sensor device (16, 18, 20) a sensor layer (16) is sprayed on without the main body (12) being exposed to temperatures normal for baking processes. A vehicle heater (10) is equipped with a main body (12) carrying a non-intrinsically safe heat conductor layer (14), and with a sensor device (16, 18, 20) allocated to the heat conductor layer (14) and provided to detect the exceedance of a temperature threshold value. The sensor device (16, 18, 20) comprises a sprayed-on sensor layer (16) produced without the main body (12) assuming temperatures that are normal for baking processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Webasto SE
    Inventors: Dietmar Bytzek, Thorsten Kabelitz, Karl Goettl, Daniel Eckert
  • Patent number: 10113079
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a conductive composition, and more particularly, to a conductive copper ink or paste composition for forming fine pattern which comprises a metal precursor and copper powder to increase the density of metal pattern formed during sintering and improve surface roughness, thereby being capable of achieving excellent electrical conductivity, adhesion strength to a substrate, and printability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: DONGJIN SEMICHEM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung Hyuk Lee, Ju Kyung Han, Young Mo Kim, Hyun Seok Yoo, Kyung Eun Kim
  • Patent number: 10104766
    Abstract: A resin substrate includes an insulating base material in which conductive particles are mixed with resin, and conductor patterns provided on the principal surfaces of the insulating base material. When a length at a position at which a distance between two conductor patterns that are adjacent to each other without directly electrically connecting to each other on the same principal surface of the insulating base material is smallest is indicated by L1 and a length at a position at which a distance between two conductor patterns that face each other without directly electrically connecting to each other between the different principal surfaces of insulating base materials is smallest is indicated by L2, L1 is larger than or equal to L2 (L1 ?L2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kuniaki Yosui
  • Patent number: 10072177
    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: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael Zanoni Burrows, Mark Steven Critzer, Jay Robert Dorfman
  • Patent number: 10040956
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are purified surfactant formulations including purified short-chain fluorosurfactant and iodide additive and a two-part coating kit having the same and a silver nanowire formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: CAM Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Teresa Ramos, Lin Zhang, Lily Pay
  • Patent number: 10023717
    Abstract: A method of forming a salt-containing carbon-metal particle, the method including forming an aqueous mixture of acidic carbon black and one or more metals and applying energy to the aqueous mixture, whereby applying energy to the aqueous mixture results in the metal chemisorbing to the acidic carbon black. The aqueous mixture may be prepared by preparing an aqueous dispersion of the acidic carbon black and adding metal particles in a zero oxidation state to the aqueous dispersion of the acidic carbon black; or dissolving a metal in a zero oxidation state in an acidic aqueous solution, preparing an aqueous dispersion of the acidic carbon black, and adding the aqueous dispersion of the acidic carbon black to the acidic aqueous solution of the dissolved metal. The acidic carbon black may be oxidized carbon black, and the metal may be zinc, aluminum, gold, iron, lead, silver, copper, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: PENN COLOR, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald W. Schuck, Charles B. Rybny
  • Patent number: 10020415
    Abstract: A device and a method of forming a device. The method comprises forming an oxide material film; forming two metal electrodes on the oxide material film, the two metal electrodes laterally spaced from each other such that an electric path between the two electrodes comprises at least a portion of the oxide material film; configuring the oxide material film such that a current-voltage characteristic of the device as measured via the two metal electrodes exhibits nonlinearity and rectification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE
    Inventors: Alwyn Rebello, Adekunle Adeyeye
  • Patent number: 10020409
    Abstract: A conductive reflective film which is formed by calcining a substrate on which a composition containing metal nanoparticles is coated, the conductive reflective film including pores which appear on the film contact surface in the substrate side having an average diameter of 100 nm or less, an average depth of 100 nm or less in terms of position of the pores, and a number density of the pores of 30 pores/?m2 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Yamasaki, Yoshiaki Takata, Toshiharu Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10003102
    Abstract: An electrolyte additive for a lithium battery, an electrolyte including the electrolyte additive, and a lithium battery including the electrolyte additive are disclosed. The electrolyte additive for a lithium battery includes a sulfonylmethylisocyanide-based compound. The electrolyte additive including the sulfonylmethylisocyanide-based compound may form a protective layer having improved high-temperature stability on positive and negative electrodes of a lithium battery, thereby improving the safety of the lithium battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Erang Cho, Duckhyun Kim, Moonsung Kim, Jeonghye Lee, Woocheol Shin
  • Patent number: 9983448
    Abstract: A wiring body assembly includes a first wiring body that includes a first resin layer serving as a support layer and a first conductor layer provided on the first resin layer that includes a first terminal, a second wiring body that includes a third terminal, and a connection body that includes a resin material and conductive particle dispersed in the resin material. The connection body is interposed between the first and third terminals such that the first wiring body and the second wiring body are electrically connected. The first terminal includes terminal conductor wires arranged in the shape of a mesh and the connection body is in a gap between the terminal conductor wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Suto, Tetsu Hammura
  • Patent number: 9984787
    Abstract: Disclosed is a conductive paste including; a conductive powder including a plurality of conductive particles, a metallic glass disposed between adjacent conductive particles of the conductive powder, and an organic vehicle in which the conductive powder and metallic glass are disposed, and a solar cell using the conductive paste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eun-Sung Lee, Se-Yun Kim, Sang-Soo Jee
  • Patent number: 9969893
    Abstract: An aqueous composition including: a conductive metal nanoparticle having an organic compound disposed on a surface of the conductive metal nanoparticle; a conductive metal nanowire; and a solvent including water and optionally an alcohol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., RESEARCH & BUSINESS FOUNDATION SUNGKYUNKWAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Kwang Hee Kim, Daejin Yang, Jong Wook Roh, Rujun Ma, Hyeon Cheol Park, Seung-Hyun Baik, Jae-Young Choi
  • Patent number: 9966342
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a black marker composition capable of forming non-metal marker which sufficiently ensures the adhering strength and the contrast against the foundation; the electronic component comprising the marker made of said black marker composition, and further the communication device comprising said electronic component. The marker composition according to the present invention comprises a borosilicate glass, and a black oxide including Cr, Mn and one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Fe, Ni, Cu and Co.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Misaki Tabata, Kazunari Kimura
  • Patent number: 9955531
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a PTC (Positive Temperature Coefficient) element includes: producing a polymer aqueous emulsion solution; producing a polymer aqueous emulsion conductive composite by mixing the polymer aqueous emulsion solution with a conductive agent; and producing the PTC element by coating a substrate with the polymer aqueous emulsion conductive composite, or print the polymer aqueous emulsion conductive composite on the substrate, or dipping the substrate in the polymer aqueous emulsion conductive composite and drying the substrate. Here, the polymer aqueous emulsion solution includes an adhesive polymer, a cross-linking agent, an initiator, and water. The substrate is film, non-woven, textile, inflexible plate, and the like, which are formed of polymer resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventors: Suk Hwan Kang, Jong Bok Nah, Jeong Ha Won
  • Patent number: 9941487
    Abstract: In various embodiments, glassware is provided. The glassware may include a glass matrix having a surface, a first type of particles, and at least one second type of particles, wherein the particles of the second type have a higher refractive index than the particles of the first type, wherein the particles of the first type are completely surrounded by the glass matrix, such that the surface of the glass matrix is free of particles of the first type, and the particles of the second type are arranged above and/or between the particles of the first type at least partly in the glass matrix at the surface of the glass matrix in order to increase the refractive index of the glassware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: OSRAM OLED GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Wehlus
  • Patent number: 9879339
    Abstract: A method of depositing Ni—Cr and Si coatings onto a turbine component comprising supplying a Ni—Cr target and Si target with a dual-gun magnetron sputtering system; introducing inert gas and negatively biasing the magnet assembly; grounding or negatively biasing the turbine component to be coated; rotating the turbine component, wherein the turbine component has a surface; and forming a Ni—Cr and Si coating on the component surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventor: Kuang-Tsan Kenneth Chiang
  • Patent number: 9860983
    Abstract: The present invention provides silver nano-particles with excellent stability and conductivity by low-temperature calcining, a producing method for same, and a silver coating composition. A method for producing silver nano-particles comprising: preparing an amine mixture liquid comprising: an aliphatic hydrocarbon monoamine (A) with an aliphatic hydrocarbon group and one amino group, the aliphatic hydrocarbon group having 6 or more carbon atoms in total; an aliphatic hydrocarbon monoamine (B) with an aliphatic hydrocarbon group and one amino group, the aliphatic hydrocarbon group having 5 or less carbon atoms in total; and an aliphatic hydrocarbon diamine (C) with an aliphatic hydrocarbon group and two amino groups, the aliphatic hydrocarbon group having 8 or less carbon atoms in total; mixing a silver compound and the amine mixture liquid to form a complex compound; and thermally decomposing the complex compound by heating to form silver nano-particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignees: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION YAMAGATA UNIVERSITY, DAICEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masato Kurihara, Kazuki Okamoto, Yuki Iguchi
  • Patent number: 9860989
    Abstract: An electronic component module formed with the use of a copper particle paste which can ensure that even the inner part of a joint material is sintered, where copper particles are excellent in oxidation resistance, and a joint part is provided with high joint reliability; and a method for manufacturing the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinya Kiyono, Toshitaka Hayashi, Sho Fujita
  • Patent number: 9823393
    Abstract: The invention relates to multilayer structures made of at least one thermoplastic material and having at least one metal layer. The invention further relates to multilayer products encompassing at least three layers comprising a substrate layer made of a substrate comprising specific copolycarbonates and at least one inorganic filler, a metal layer and one or more further layers. The invention further relates to the process for producing the said multilayer structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Alexander Meyer, Martin Doebler, Ulrich Grosser, Rafael Oser, Birte Sämisch, Thomas Grimm
  • Patent number: 9805839
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a resistive composition that can form a thick film resistor excluding a toxic lead component from a conductive component and glass and having characteristics equivalent to or superior to conventional resistors in terms of, in a wide resistance range, resistance values, TCR characteristics, current noise characteristics, withstand voltage characteristics and the like. The resistive composition of the present invention includes: ruthenium-based conductive particles including ruthenium dioxide; a glass frit that is essentially free of a lead component; and an organic vehicle, wherein the glass frit is a glass frit which is constituted such that in a case where a fired product of a mixture of the glass frit and the ruthenium dioxide has in a range of 1 k?/? to 1 M?/?, the fired product exhibits a temperature coefficient of resistance in a plus range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: SHOEI CHEMICAL INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Mashima, Yukari Morofuji
  • Patent number: 9799449
    Abstract: A capacitor with improved lead frame attachment is described wherein the improved lead frame attachment mitigates defects. The capacitor comprises parallel conductive internal electrodes of alternating polarity with a dielectric between the conductive internal electrodes. A first copper undercoat is in electrical contact with the conductive internal electrodes of a first polarity and a second copper undercoat is in electrical contact with conductive internal electrodes of a second polarity. A first lead is in electrical contact with the first copper undercoat with a first solder between the first lead and the first copper undercoat. A second lead is in electrical contact with the second copper undercoat with a second solder between the second lead and the second copper undercoat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: KEMET Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: R. Allen Hill, Philip M. Lessner, Reggie Phillips, Keith Brown, James B. Byrd
  • Patent number: 9773589
    Abstract: A PTC circuit protection device includes a PTC element and two electrodes attached to the PTC element. The PTC element includes a polymer matrix and a particulate conductive filler dispersed in the polymer matrix. The polymer matrix is made from a hetero-phase rheological polymer composition that contains first, second and third polyolefin components, the first, second and third polyolefin components being co-melted together and then solidified to form the polymer matrix. The first polyolefin component has a melt flow rate ranging from 0.1 to 2.5 g/10 min, the second polyolefin component has a melt flow rate ranging from 20 to 30 g/10 min, and the third polyolefin component has a melt flow rate of less than 0.00001 g/10 min measured under a temperature of 190° C. and a load of 2.16 Kg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: FUZETEC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jack Jih-Sang Chen, Chang-Hung Jiang
  • Patent number: 9758688
    Abstract: A composition is provided for forming a conductive film. The composition includes a metal compound, a reducing agent, an ionic compound and/or a polar compound, and a compound having at least one atom selected from a nitrogen atom, a sulfur atom and a phosphorus atom. The composition may be an ink composition for coating on an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Takayuki Iijima, Ken Sakakibara, Hideyuki Higashimura
  • Patent number: 9761879
    Abstract: A binder for a battery including polyurethane particles and a binder polymer is disclosed. Additionally, a binder composition, and an anode and a lithium battery which include the binder are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun-Kyu Cha, Beom-Wook Lee, Bum-Jin Chang, Myoung-Sun Kim
  • Patent number: 9761349
    Abstract: The present invention provides an excellent electrically conductive paste which is applicable or printable and stretchable and which ca realize an electrically conductive membrane having high electrical conductivity. An electrically conductive paste wherein a conductive, filler (B) is uniformly dispersed in a resin (A) characterized in that the resin (A) is a rubber (A1) containing sulfur atom and/or a rubber (A2) containing nitrile group, and that the conductive filler (B) is metal powder (B1) having an average particle diameter of 0.5 to 10 ?m and a conductive material (B2) having a group selected from mercapto group, amino group and nitrite group on its surface and having an aspect ratio of 10 to 10,000. Instead of having said group on the surface, the conductive filler (B) may be subjected to a surface treatment with a rubber containing sulfide bond and/or nitrite group. Also, the conductive filler (B) may be metal nanowire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Satoshi Imahashi
  • Patent number: 9738810
    Abstract: A coating material composition for providing coated films is disclosed. The coating material composition contains coated film forming resin (A), crosslinking agent (B), and resin beads (C), in which compression strength of the resin beads (C) at the time of the 10% pressurized deformation of an individual resin bead by means of a micro-compression tester lies between 0.1 MPa and 20 MPa and a recovery of the resin beads (C) following 90% pressurized deformation of an individual resin bead by means of a micro-compression tester is at least 80%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel Coatings International B.V.
    Inventors: Takahiro Tsujita, Shinji Yagi, Nobuhiro Nishida, Yoshitomo Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 9732236
    Abstract: After there is prepared a conductive paste which contains fine copper particles having an average particle diameter of 1 to 100 nm, each of the fine copper particles being coated with an azole compound, coarse copper particles having an average particle diameter of 0.3 to 20 ?m, a glycol solvent, such as ethylene glycol, and at least one of a polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) resin and a polyvinyl butyral (PVB) resin and wherein the total amount of the fine copper particles and the coarse copper particles is 50 to 90% by weight, the weight ratio of the fine copper particles to the coarse copper particles being in the range of from 1:9 to 5:5, the conductive paste thus prepared is applied on a substrate by screen printing to be preliminary-fired by vacuum drying, and then, fired with light irradiation by irradiating with light having a wavelength of 200 to 800 nm at a pulse period of 500 to 2000 ?s and a pulse voltage of 1600 to 3800 V to form a conductive film on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Dowa Electronics Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuji Kaneda, Hidefumi Fujita, Daisuke Itoh
  • Patent number: 9670384
    Abstract: A light-reflective anisotropic conductive adhesive used for anisotropic conductive connection of a light-emitting element to a wiring substrate includes a thermosetting resin composition, conductive particles, and light-reflective insulating particles. The light-reflective insulating particles are formed by subjecting titanium oxide particles to a surface treatment with one kind selected from the group consisting of Al2O3, SiO, SiO2, ZnO, ZnO2, and ZrO2. The amount of the titanium oxide contained in the light-reflective insulating particles is 85 to 93%. The particle diameter of the light-reflective insulating particles is 0.2 to 0.3 ?m, and the particle diameter of the conductive particles is 2 to 10 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidetsugu Namiki, Shiyuki Kanisawa, Hideaki Umakoshi
  • Patent number: 9673127
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to silicone-based thermal interface materials which include a thermally conductive material and a silicone-based polymeric material having a solubility parameter that is not less than 9.09 cal1/2 cm?3/2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sarah K. Czaplewski, Joseph Kuczynski, Jason T. Wertz, Jing Zhang
  • Patent number: 9656438
    Abstract: A multi-layered film in the form of a hose-shaped outer film for an insert hose of a pipe rehabilitation system includes silver-colored pigments in at least two layers of the film, or a metallization applied on both outer layers of the film, or silver-colored pigments in at least one layer of the film and a metallization is applied on an outer layer of the film. At least one UV absorber is inserted in at least one or several layers of the film of the film. The entire film is permeable to UV light and visible light in a wavelength range from 200 to 800 nm at a rate of less than 0.1%, and is opaque. The UV radiation and visible radiation are reflected in a wavelength range from 200 to 800 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: BUERGOFOL GMBH
    Inventor: Kurt Stark
  • Patent number: 9660128
    Abstract: Provided are a paste for preparing etching mask patterns and a manufacturing method of a silicon solar cell using the same. The paste composition for preparing mask patterns is used to form a selective emitter of a silicon solar cell, and includes inorganic powder, an organic solvent, a binder resin, and a plasticizer. The mask patterns prepared from the paste composition have good adhesion with a substrate, thereby preventing edge curling, and have good etching resistant characteristic in an etch-back process for forming a selective emitter, enabling formation of a stable emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventor: Min-Seo Kim
  • Patent number: 9653350
    Abstract: Catalytic metal nanoparticles can be attached on a base. A pre-treatment method for plating includes a catalytic particle-containing film forming process of forming a catalytic particle-containing film on a surface of a substrate by supplying, onto the substrate, a catalytic particle solution which is prepared by dispersing the catalytic metal nanoparticles and a dispersing agent in a solvent containing water; a first heating process of removing moisture contained at least in the catalytic particle-containing film by heating the substrate to a first temperature; and a second heating process of polymerizing the dispersing agent to have a sheet shape by heating the substrate to a second temperature higher than the first temperature after the first heating process and fixing the catalytic metal nanoparticles on a base layer by covering the catalytic metal nanoparticles with the sheet-shaped dispersing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Takashi Tanaka, Nobutaka Mizutani, Yusuke Saito, Mitsuaki Iwashita
  • Patent number: 9633755
    Abstract: The conductive composition contains at least (a) conductive metal fibers, and (b) at least one compound selected from a compound represented by the following Formula (1), a compound represented by the following Formula (2), and a compound having a partial structure represented by the following Formula (3). Each of R1 and R2 independently represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an aryl group, an acyl group, an aryloxycarbonyl group, an alkoxycarbonyl group, or a carbamoyl group. Each of R3, R4, R5, R6, R8, R9, R10, and R11 independently represents an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, and R7 represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent. R12 represents an alkyl group, an alkoxy group, an acyl group, or a hydrogen atom. * represents a bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Tokihiko Matsumura, Toyohisa Oya, Kazushi Furukawa
  • Patent number: 9623401
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purifying catalyst has enhanced NOx purification performance in a lean atmosphere, and a production method for producing an exhaust gas purifying catalyst includes sputtering a target material containing Ta and Rh to form composite fine metal particles respectively containing Ta and Rh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi Nagao, Kazutoshi Akashi
  • Patent number: 9607726
    Abstract: A composition for forming a conductive film. The composition comprises a plurality of nanowires comprising silver; a latex comprising polymer particles; and an aqueous-based carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yiliang Wu
  • Patent number: 9608136
    Abstract: A composition for solar cell electrodes includes a conductive powder, a glass frit, an organic vehicle and a thixotropic agent, and has a first thixotropic index (TI I) of about 1.5 to about 4 as represented by the following Equation 1, and a second thixotropic index (TI II) of about 4 to about 8 as represented by the following Equation 2, both the first thixotropic index and the second thixotropic index being measured at 23° C. by a rotary viscometer. [Equation 1] TI I=(viscosity at 1 rpm/viscosity at 10 rpm) [Equation 2] TI II=(viscosity at 10 rpm/viscosity at 100 rpm).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seok Hyun Jung, Tae Joong Kim, Tae Joon Kim, Hun Gyu Song, Dong Il Shin