Noble Metal (gold, Silver, Ruthenium, Rhodium, Palladium, Osmium, Iridium, Platinum) Patents (Class 252/514)
  • Patent number: 10381167
    Abstract: Provided herein is a capacitor, and method for forming a capacitor, comprising an anode, a dielectric over the anode; a cathode over the dielectric; and the cathode comprises core shell particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: KEMET Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Antony P. Chacko, John Joseph Ols
  • Patent number: 10374015
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion element according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes: a first electrode and a second electrode facing each other; and a photoelectric conversion layer provided between the first electrode and the second electrode, and including a first organic semiconductor material, a second organic semiconductor material, and a third organic semiconductor material that have mother skeletons different from one another. The first organic semiconductor material is one of fullerenes and fullerene derivatives. The second organic semiconductor material in a form of a single-layer film has a higher linear absorption coefficient of a maximal light absorption wavelength in a visible light region than a single-layer film of the first organic semiconductor material and a single-layer film of the third organic semiconductor material. The third organic semiconductor material has a value equal to or higher than a HOMO level of the second organic semiconductor material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Yuta Hasegawa, Nobuyuki Matsuzawa, Yoshiaki Obana, Ichiro Takemura, Norikazu Nakayama, Masami Shimokawa, Tetsuji Yamaguchi, Iwao Yagi, Hideaki Mogi
  • Patent number: 10351677
    Abstract: A graphene-containing composite material comprises components of a composite functional material with a double-conductive channel and a polymer matrix. The composite functional material with a double-conductive channel is sulfonated graphene surface grafted conductive polymer poly-3,4-(ethylenedioxythiophene). The composite functional material with a double-conductive channel and the graphene-containing composite material can be used for preparing a piezoresistance response material or an antistatic or electromagnetic shielding material and the like, and have excellent piezoresistance response, piezoresistance repeatability and electromagnetic shielding effect. The present invention is simple and easy to operate, can be used in large scale production, has excellent piezoresistance performance and very sensitive piezoresistance response, with the percolation threshold being only 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SHANGHAI UNIVERSITY OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE
    Inventors: Chao Zhou, Sihao Chen, Jianzhong Lou
  • Patent number: 10329424
    Abstract: The silicone composition is one that contains liquid silicone, at least one insoluble functionalizing filler, such as a thermally or electrically conductive filler, and a non-liquid anti-thickening or non-thickening anti-settling material, such as a cellulose compound or polysaccharide. In a system that contains liquid silicone and insoluble functionalizing filler(s), a polysaccharide functions as an anti-thickening or non-thickening anti-settling material, providing a low-viscosity and filler-rich silicone composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: POLYMATECH JAPAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuyoshi Watanabe, Gaku Kitada
  • Patent number: 10329445
    Abstract: A method for preparing nano-silver powder dispersible in environment friendly weak solvents, and an electrically conductive ink comprising the nano-silver powder are disclosed. The disclosure describes a disperser dissoluble in water and weak solvents and an alcohol amine as reducing agent to prepare mono-dispersed nano-silver, and employs ultrafiltration for purification and spray drying process to obtain a nano-silver powder dispersible in weak solvents, and thereby obtain an eco-solvent nano-silver electrically conductive ink. The electrically conductive ink in accordance with the disclosure has advantages of high safety, low volatility, low toxicity, high flash point, resistant to ultraviolet radiation and moisture etc., and can be used with uncoated bearing substrates, and is suitable for use in outdoor environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Institute Of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Inventors: Xingye Zhang, Yanlin Song
  • Patent number: 10329156
    Abstract: The present describes an oxygen functionalized nanoflake (O-GNF), a stable nanofluid in which the graphene nanoflakes remain dispersed or in suspension free of surfactants, and the method of making the oxygen-functionalized nanoflake. The oxygen-functionalized graphene nanoflake (O-GNF and/or O—N-GNF) comprises a single-crystal graphene nanoflake of 5-20 atomic planes comprising a surface oxygen-functionalization, wherein the O-GNF comprise a degree of oxygen functionalization from about 6 to about 25 at. % oxygen by weight of the GNF with a preferred oxygen functionalization of about 14 at. % oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: THE ROYAL INSTITUTION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF LEARNING/MCGILL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Meunier, Dimitrios Berk, Ulrich Legrand, Norma-Yadira Mendoza Gonzalez, Pierre-Alexandre Pascone
  • Patent number: 10315950
    Abstract: A composition for solar cell electrodes including a conductive powder, a glass frit, and an organic vehicle. The glass frit contains tellurium (Te), sodium (Na), zinc (Zn), and at least one of lead (Pb) and bismuth (Bi). A molar ratio of the sum of lead and bismuth to zinc ranges from about 1 to about 20. A molar ratio of tellurium to sodium ranges from about 1 to about 15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Hwi Cho, Dong Suk Kim, Seok Hyun Jung
  • Patent number: 10301496
    Abstract: Provided herein are conductive ink compositions having a good balance between adhesion to substrate, stability of submicron-sized particles, the ability to be sintered at relatively low temperatures, and good electrical conductivity. In one aspect, there are provided conductive networks prepared from compositions according to the present invention. In certain aspects, such conductive networks are suitable for use in touch panel displays. In certain aspects, the invention relates to methods for adhering submicron silver particles to a non-metallic substrate. In certain aspects, the invention relates to methods for improving the adhesion of a submicron silver-filled composition to a non-metallic substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignees: HENKEL IP & HOLDING GMBH, HENKEL AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Bo Xia, Rudolf W. Oldenzijl, Jianping Chen, Gunther Dreezen
  • Patent number: 10273158
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a graphene composite film includes preparing a zeolite suspension containing zeolite nanocrystals with a concentration of 50-100 ppm and with a particle size of 50-80 nm. The zeolite suspension has a pH value of 11-13. A graphene oxide suspension containing graphene oxide with a concentration of 50-200 ppm is mixed with the zeolite suspension to form a composite solution. The composite solution is transferred into a 15° C. water bath when a color of the composite solution turns from brownish-yellow into deep brown. A surfactant is added into the composite solution in the 15° C. water bath. The composite solution is then sonicated for 5-30 minutes and removed out of the 15° C. water bath, with the color of the composite solution turning from deep brown into black. The composite solution is further processed to form a graphene composite film having not more than 5 layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: I-Shou University
    Inventor: Chiung-Fang Lin
  • Patent number: 10272490
    Abstract: A silver powder, wherein the silver powder satisfies D50-IPA>D50-W, where in measurement of a volume-based particle size distribution of the silver powder by a laser diffraction particle size distribution analysis, D50-IPA (?m) is a cumulative 50% point of particle diameter of the silver powder when isopropyl alcohol (IPA) is used as a measurement solvent for dispersing the silver powder, and D50-W (?m) is a cumulative 50% point of particle diameter of the silver powder when water is used as a measurement solvent for dispersing the silver powder, and wherein a phosphorus content in the silver powder is 0.01% by mass or more but 0.3% by mass or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: DOWA Electronics Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Tahara, Noriaki Nogami, Hiroshi Kamiga
  • Patent number: 10224128
    Abstract: A flexible flat cable and a method of manufacturing the flexible flat cable, may include an insulating film forming an external appearance of the flexible flat cable; a conductor disposed inside the insulating film; and an adhesion layer configured to bond the insulating film to the conductor, wherein the adhesion layer contains metal particles, and when a crack occurs in the conductor, the metal particles connect the conductor in which the crack occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Hoseung Lee
  • Patent number: 10217870
    Abstract: A highly reliable semiconductor device including an oxide semiconductor is provided. Oxygen is supplied from a base insulating layer provided below an oxide semiconductor layer to a channel formation region, whereby oxygen vacancies which might be generated in the channel formation region are filled. Further, a protective insulating layer containing a small amount of hydrogen and functioning as a barrier layer having a low permeability to oxygen is formed over the gate electrode layer so as to cover side surfaces of an oxide layer and a gate insulating layer that are provided over the oxide semiconductor layer, whereby release of oxygen from the gate insulating layer and/or the oxide layer is prevented and generation of oxygen vacancies in a channel formation region is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sachiaki Tezuka, Hideomi Suzawa, Akihisa Shimomura, Tetsuhiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10193005
    Abstract: The invention discloses an all-aluminum back surface field aluminum paste for a crystalline silicon solar cell and a preparation method thereof. The all-aluminum back surface field paste mainly comprises 60-70% aluminum powder, 5-10% nanometer metal oily solution, 1-10% inorganic binder, 10-20% organic binder, 5-30% organic solvent and 1-5% accessory ingredient. According to the aluminum paste prepared by the present invention, the back surface preparing process of an all-aluminum back surface field can be implemented preferably; moreover, the paste has great adhesive force, is easy to be better adhered to silver paste printed afterwards; meanwhile, the paste can be in good contact with a silicon chip through the nanometer metal oily solution added into the paste, the aluminum back surface is prevented from falling off, and good ohm contact can be formed, so that the photoelectric conversion efficiency is increased, and the economic benefits of enterprises are increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: NANTONG T-SUN NEW ENERGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Peng Zhu
  • Patent number: 10144095
    Abstract: A mixture contains metal oxide particles that are coated with an organic compound. The organic compound is represented by Formula I: R1—COR2??(I), wherein R1 is an aliphatic residue having 8 to 32 carbon atoms, wherein R2 is either —OM or comprises the moiety —X—R3, wherein X is selected from the group consisting of O, S, N—R4, wherein R4 is a hydrogen atom or an aliphatic residue, wherein R3 is a hydrogen atom or an aliphatic residue, and wherein M is a cation. The mixture may be used to connect components and/or to produce a module. A method for producing the mixture is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Heraeus Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Schäfer, Wolfgang Schmitt, Susanne Klaudia Duch
  • Patent number: 10144066
    Abstract: A method for producing silver nanoparticles according to the present invention includes the steps of: mixing an amine mixture and a silver compound to yield a complex compound; and heating and decomposing the complex compound to form silver nanoparticles. The amine mixture contains: a primary amine (A) having 8 or more carbon atoms and a melting point of 20° C. or lower; a diamine (B) having a primary amino group, a tertiary amino group, 4 or more carbon atoms, and a melting point of 20° C. or lower; and a cis-unsaturated primary amine (C) having 12 or more carbon atoms and a melting point of 30° C. or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION YAMAGATA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Daisuke Kumaki, Shizuo Tokito
  • Patent number: 10141283
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide a sinterable bonding material excellent in sinterability. The present invention relates to a sinterable bonding material comprising a silver filler and an organic base compound as a sintering promoter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignees: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Hajime Inoue, Tadashi Takano
  • Patent number: 10130995
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing metal powder comprising: providing a basic metal salt solution; contacting the basic metal salt solution with a reducing agent to precipitate metal powder therefrom; and recovering precipitated metal powder from the solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Alpha Assembly Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Nirmalya Kumar Chaki, Poulami Sengupta Roy, Siuli Sarkar, Sutapa Mukherjee
  • Patent number: 10115836
    Abstract: An inorganic reaction system comprising a lead-bismuth-tellurium-silicate composition of Formula (I): Pba—Bib—Tec—Sig-Md-Oe, wherein 0<a, b, c, d, or g?1, 0?d, e?1, and the sum of a, b, c, d and g is 1, 0<a?0.05, 0.2<b?0.95, 0<c?0.5, 0<d?0.2, 0<g?0.5, a:b is between about 0.1:99.9 to about 5:95, b:c is between about 50:50 to 99:1, a:c is between about 1:99 to about 10:90, b:g is between about 50:50 to about 98:2, M is one or more elements, and e is a number sufficient to balance the Pb, Bi, Te, Si, and M components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Heraeus Precious Metals North America Conshohocken LLC
    Inventors: Lei Wang, Cuiwen Guo, Raymond M. Cosimano, Li Yan, Brenton Yancey
  • Patent number: 10109606
    Abstract: A remapped extracted die is provided. The remapped extracted die includes an extracted die removed from a previous integrated circuit package. The extracted die includes a plurality of original bond pads having locations that do not correspond to desired pin assignments of a new package base and an interposer, bonded to the extracted die. The interposer includes first bond pads configured to receive new bond wires from the plurality of original bond pads, and second bond pads corresponding to desired pin assignments of the new package base, each individually electrically coupled to one of the first bond pads and configured to receive new bond wires from package leads or downbonds of the new package base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Global Circuit Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Erick Merle Spory
  • Patent number: 10100213
    Abstract: Fusing nanowire inks are described that can also comprise a hydrophilic polymer binder, such as a cellulose based binder. The fusing nanowire inks can be deposited onto a substrate surface and dried to drive the fusing process. Transparent conductive films can be formed with desirable properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: C3Nano Inc.
    Inventors: Ying-Syi Li, Xiqiang Yang, Yu Kambe, Xiaofeng Chen, Hua Gu, Steven Michael Lam, Melanie Mariko Inouye, Authur Yung-Chi Cheng, Alex Da Zhang Tan, Christopher Steven Scully, Ajay Virkar
  • Patent number: 10096727
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a finger electrode for a solar cell, the method including printing a conductive paste on a front surface of a substrate using a printing mask having an opening rate of about 65% or more and baking the printed conductive paste. The conductive paste includes a conductive powder, a glass frit including about 30 mol % to about 60 mol % of tellurium oxide and about 0.1 mol % to about 10 mol % of tungsten oxide, and an organic vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seok Hyun Jung, Min Jae Kim, Sang Hyun Yang, Hyun Jin Koo, Dong Suk Kim, Ju Hee Kim, Young Ki Park, Min Young Lee
  • Patent number: 10072419
    Abstract: A scrim reinforced roofing membrane comprising a coated scrim layer having a first side and a second side and a first polyvinyl chloride layer on the first side of the coated scrim layer. The coated scrim layer contains a scrim fabric which contains a plurality of warp yarns in a first direction and a plurality of weft yarns in a second direction approximately perpendicular to the first direction. The warp yarns cross the weft yarns at crossing points. The scrim fabric has a polyvinyl acetate coating which is located along the length of the warp yarns and the weft yarns and between the warp and weft yarns at the crossing points. The coated scrim is at least partially embedded in the first polyvinyl chloride layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: David W. Martin, James D. Pinson
  • Patent number: 10041207
    Abstract: A scrim reinforced roofing membrane comprising a coated scrim layer having a first side and a second side and a first TPO layer on the first side of the coated scrim layer. The coated scrim layer contains a scrim fabric which contains a plurality of warp yarns in a first direction and a plurality of weft yarns in a second direction approximately perpendicular to the first direction. The warp yarns cross the weft yarns at crossing points. The scrim fabric has a polyvinyl acetate coating which is located along the length of the warp yarns and the weft yarns and between the warp and weft yarns at the crossing points. The coated scrim is at least partially embedded in the first TPO layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventor: David W. Martin
  • Ink
    Patent number: 10030158
    Abstract: The invention relates to an ink composition suitable for applications onto solar cells. Specifically, the invention describes several compositions, using nickel/silicon alloys which have been found to be particularly effective contact metallization of emitter layers. The ratio of nickel to silicon in claimed invention is in the range of 0.1:1 to 1:0.1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Intrinsiq Materials Ltd.
    Inventors: Richard Dixon, Jose Pedrosa, Kai Man Kerry Yu, Chih-Hao Yu
  • Patent number: 9888578
    Abstract: A printed graphene-based laminate for wireless wearable communications can be processed at low temperature so that it is compatible with heat-sensitive flexible materials like papers and textiles. The printed graphene-based laminate is of high conductivity, high flexibility, light weight and low cost, making it perfect candidate for wireless wearable devices. As a proof of concept, printed graphene-based laminate enabled transmission lines (TLs) and antennas were designed, fabricated and characterized. To explore its potentials in wearable communications applications, mechanically flexible transmission lines and antennas under various bended cases were experimentally studied. The measurement results demonstrate that the printed graphene laminate can be used for RF signal transmitting, radiating and receiving, which represents some of the essential functionalities of RF signal processing in wireless wearable communications systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventors: Chung-Ping Lai, Kuo-Hsin Chang, Jia-Cing Chen
  • Patent number: 9873153
    Abstract: The synthesis of metal nanoparticles using a modified mPEG (methoxypolyethylene glycol) polymer includes the steps of: preparing a methanolic solution of a polymer; providing an aqueous solution including a metal salt; and combining the methanolic solution of the polymer with the aqueous metal salt solution to produce the metal nanoparticles, where the metal salt is AgNO3, CuCl2, NiCl2, CoCl2, Pd(Ac)2, or HAuCl4 and wherein the metal nanoparticles are silver, copper, cobalt, palladium, nicker or gold nanoparticles having a size between 1 nm and 100 nm in diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: KING SAUD UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Ayman Sadek Ahmed El-Faham, Zeid Abdullah Mohammed Al Othman, Sameh Mohamed Mahmoud Osman
  • Patent number: 9852998
    Abstract: A die includes a metal pad, a passivation layer over the metal pad, and a polymer layer over the passivation layer. A metal pillar is over and electrically coupled to the metal pad. A metal ring is coplanar with the metal pillar. The polymer layer includes a portion coplanar with the metal pillar and the metal ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ying-Ju Chen, Jie Chen, Hsien-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 9845404
    Abstract: Provided are a conductive composition for thin film printing and a method for forming a thin film conductive pattern, which can easily performing thin film printing, and can capable of improve conductivity by thermal sintering at a comparatively low temperature of 300° C. or less or by photo irradiation. A conductive composition comprises metal particles, a binder resin, and a solvent, the content of an organic compound in the solvent being 5 to 98% by mass, the organic compound comprising a hydrocarbon group having a bridged cyclic structure and a hydroxyl group, the content of metal particles being 15 to 60% by mass, the metal particles containing 20% by mass or more of flat metal particles, the content of the binder resin being 0.5 to 10 parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of the metal particles, and the viscosity at 25° C. being 1.0×103 to 2×105 mPa·s.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Uchida, Shoichiro Wakabayashi, Jun Dou, Takahiko Ono, Masumi Kuritani
  • Patent number: 9812624
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing a conductive material that allows a low electric resistance to be generated, and that is obtained by using an inexpensive and stable conductive material composition containing no adhesive. The conductive material can be provided by a producing method that includes the step of sintering a first conductive material composition that contains silver particles having an average particle diameter (median diameter) of 0.1 ?m to 15 ?m, and a metal oxide, so as to obtain a conductive material. The conductive material can be provided also by a method that includes the step of sintering a second conductive material composition that contains silver particles having an average particle diameter (median diameter) of 0.1 ?m to 15 ?m in an atmosphere of oxygen or ozone, or ambient atmosphere, at a temperature in a range of 150° C. to 320° C., so as to obtain a conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masafumi Kuramoto, Satoru Ogawa, Katsuaki Suganuma, Keun-Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 9789546
    Abstract: A method for producing a metal particle which includes the steps of: mixing a metal salt and a polycarboxylic acid in a liquid phase; adding a reducing agent to the resultant mixture to deposit metal particles; and drying the deposited metal particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: NAMICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Takahashi, Akito Yoshii
  • Patent number: 9793025
    Abstract: A conductive paste composition contains a source of an electrically conductive metal, a boron lithium tellurium oxide, and an organic vehicle. An article such as a high-efficiency photovoltaic cell is formed by a process of deposition of the paste composition on a semiconductor device substrate (e.g., by screen printing) and firing the paste to remove the organic vehicle and sinter the metal and establish electrical contact between it and the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Carmine Torardi, Paul Douglas Vernooy
  • Patent number: 9784709
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a gas sensor electrode including a conductive particle phase made of Pt or Pt alloy and a ceramic particle phase being mixed and dispersed, wherein a rate of content of the ceramic particle phase is 6.0 to 22.0 mass %, and a void ratio is 2.5 to 10.0%, and a dispersion degree of the conductive particle phase per length of 25 ?m on the electrode surface is 0.60 to 0.85 ?m, and a dispersion degree of the conductive particle phase in the electrode cross section per length of 100 ?m in a direction parallel to the electrode surface is 2.0 to 4.0 ?m. This electrode can be produced by firing a metal paste made by dispersing, in a solvent, a conductive particle having a core/shell structure in which a core particle such as Pt is covered with a ceramic shell and ceramic powder. The gas sensor electrode according to the present invention has a high electrode activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: TANAKA KIKINZOKU KOGYO K.K.
    Inventors: Nobuhisa Okamoto, Takuya Hosoi, Koichi Sakairi
  • Patent number: 9777920
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment of the present disclosure, an oxygen carrying material may include a primary active mass, a primary support material, and a secondary support material. The oxygen carrying material may include about 20% to about 70% by weight of the primary active mass, the primary active mass including a composition having a metal or metal oxide selected from the group consisting of Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Mo, Mn, Sn, Ru, Rh, and combinations thereof. The oxygen carrying material may include about 5% to about 70% by weight of a primary support material. The oxygen carrying material may include about 1% to about 35% by mass of a secondary support material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: OHIO STATE INNOVATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Liang-Shih Fan, Deepak Sridhar, Fanxing Li
  • Patent number: 9780236
    Abstract: Disclosed is a conductive paste composition, including 100 parts by weight of copper powder, 40 to 150 parts by weight of silver powder, 0.1 to 3 parts by weight of carbon powder, 1 to 5 parts by weight of glass powder, and 5 to 15 parts by weight of binder. The conductive paste composition can be applied on a substrate, and then sintered under atmosphere at a high temperature to form an electrode on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Chun-Yi Chiu, Kuo-Chan Chiou, Wei-Han Hsiao
  • Patent number: 9761742
    Abstract: A conductive paste composition contains a source of an electrically conductive metal, an alkaline-earth-metal boron bismuth oxide, and an organic vehicle. An article such as a high-efficiency photovoltaic cell is formed by a process of deposition of the paste composition on a semiconductor substrate (e.g., by screen printing) and firing the paste to remove the organic vehicle and sinter the metal and alkaline-earth-metal boron bismuth oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Carmine Torardi, Paul Douglas Vernooy
  • Patent number: 9722102
    Abstract: In general, the invention relates to electro-conductive pastes comprising a glass which comprises molybdenum and lead as a constituent of a solar cell paste, and the use of such in the preparation of photovoltaic solar cells. More specifically, the invention relates to electroconductive pastes, precursors, processes for preparation of solar cells, solar cells and solar modules. The invention relates to an electro-conductive paste at least comprising as paste constituents: a) metallic particles; b) a glass; c) an organic vehicle; and d) an additive; wherein the glass comprises the following: i) Pb in the range from about 1 to about 94 wt. %; ii) Mo in the range from about 2 to about 30 wt. %; iii) O in the range from about 1 to about 50 wt. %; with the wt. % in each case being based on the total weight of the glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Heraeus Precious Metals North America Conshohocken LLC
    Inventors: Devidas Raskar, Xiao Chao Song, Chi Long Chen
  • Patent number: 9717553
    Abstract: A method, including incorporating a conducting wire into a tubular braid consisting of a multiplicity of supporting wires, and covering the tubular braid with a sheath. The method further includes identifying a location of the conducting wire within the tubular braid and attaching an electrode through the sheath to the conducting wire at the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Biosence Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Assaf Govari, Christopher Thomas Beeckler
  • Patent number: 9714171
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a graphene-nanoparticle composite having a structure in which nanoparticles are crystallized in a carbon-based material, for example, graphene, at a high density, and, more particularly, to a graphene-nanoparticle composite capable of remarkably improving physical properties such as contact characteristics between basal planes of graphene and conductivity, wherein nanoparticles are included as a large amount of 30% by weight or more, based on 100% by weight of graphene, and crystallized nanoparticles have an average particle diameter of 200 nm or more, and a method of preparing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: CHEORWON PLASMA RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Steven Kim, Byung-Koo Son, Myoung-Sun Shin, Sung-Hun Ryu, Sun-Yong Choi, Kyu-Hang Lee
  • Patent number: 9685376
    Abstract: A semiconductor device including: a support plate 1; a semiconductor chip 2 mounted on one principal surface of the support plate 1 via an adhesive layer, with the element circuit surface of the chip being directed upward; an insulation material layer 4 that seals the semiconductor chip 2 and the periphery of the semiconductor chip; openings formed on an electrode arranged on the element circuit surface of the semiconductor chip 2 in the insulation material layer 4; conductive portions 6 formed in the openings so as to be connected to the electrode of the semiconductor chip; a wiring layer 5 formed on the insulation material layer 4 so as to be connected to the conductive portions 6 and partially extending to the peripheral region of the semiconductor chip 2; and external electrodes 7 formed on the wiring layer 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: J-DEVICES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Ikemoto, Hiroshi Inoue, Kiminori Ishido, Hiroaki Matsubara, Yukari Imaizumi
  • Patent number: 9683123
    Abstract: Provided is a silver ink including, as a major component, a silver malonate precursor represented by Formula 1 or Formula 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: PESOLVE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun Nam Cho, Hyun Ju Kim
  • Patent number: 9676947
    Abstract: Provided is a heat curable conductive paste used to form a conductive coating. The heat curable conductive paste comprises a conductive powder, a heat curable epoxy resin and a curing agent. In the conductive powder, an aliphatic polyvalent carboxylic acid is adhered on a surface of a powdered metal core. The epoxy resin comprises a bifunctional or higher polyfunctional epoxy resin and a monofunctional epoxy resin, and the polyfunctional epoxy resin and the monofunctional epoxy resin have a mass ratio of 90:10 to 20:80.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: NORITAKE CO., LIMITED
    Inventors: Shuhei Fukaya, Shigeru Sakamoto, Tatsuya Baba
  • Patent number: 9680036
    Abstract: A method of reducing bow and/or improving the electrical performance of an aluminum back contacted silicon solar cell includes applying to a silicon wafer substrate a paste including aluminum and an organometallic compound, and firing the substrate. The organometallic compound is a C1 to C30 organometallic compound of a metal selected from the group consisting of Ag, Al, Ba, Bi, Ca, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, Li, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Nd, Ni, Sb, Si, Sn, Sr, Ta, V, Zn, Zr. A paste is formed having an exothermic reaction peak at a temperature of at least 300° C. to less than 660° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Heraeus Precious Metals North America Conshohocken LLC
    Inventors: Nazarali Merchant, Aziz S. Shaikh, Chandrashekhar S. Khadilkar, Srinivasan Sridharan, Hong Jiang
  • Patent number: 9640675
    Abstract: A conductive paste composition contains a source of an electrically conductive metal, a lead-tellurium-based oxide, a discrete oxide of an adhesion promoting element, and an organic vehicle. An article such as a high-efficiency photovoltaic cell is formed by a process of deposition of the paste composition on a semiconductor substrate (e.g., by screen printing) and firing the paste to remove the organic vehicle and sinter the metal and lead-tellurium-based oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Kenneth Warren Hang, Kurt Richard Mikeska, Raj G Rajendran, Carmine Torardi, Paul Douglas Vernooy, Yueli Wang
  • Patent number: 9567496
    Abstract: A silver conductive adhesive comprising silver powders is disclosed. The silver powders are spherical silver powders. A method for preparing the silver conductive adhesive is further disclosed. The silver conductive adhesive has higher heating and curing efficiency, obviously shortening the curing time period and improving yield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Bo Shi
  • Patent number: 9556343
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a conductive fine particle for producing a metal paste that can produce an electrode film having a low resistance, and a metal paste utilizing the conductive fine particle. The present invention is a conductive particle for electrode formation having a core/shell structure, and the conductive particle comprises a core particle made of Pt or a Pt alloy and having a particle diameter of 10 to 200 nm, and a shell made of a ceramic containing Al2O3 or ZrO2 and covers at least a part of the core particle, wherein the ceramic constituting the shell is added in an amount of 0.5 to 15% by weight based on the core particle to cover the core. The core particle is preferably Pt or a Pt alloy alloyed with Pd, Au, Ag, or Rh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K. K.
    Inventors: Takuya Hosoi, Nobuhisa Okamoto, Koichi Sakairi
  • Patent number: 9540274
    Abstract: Glasses comprising Bi203, ZnO B203 and optionally a colorant including an oxide of a metal such as iron, cobalt, manganese, nickel, copper and chromium are suitable to form hermetic seals in solar cell modules, architectural glass windows and MEMS devices. Glass frit and paste compositions suitable for flow and bonding to various substrates—glass, metal, silicon, in the temperature range of 400-500 degrees Centigrade. The broad compositional range in mole % is 25-70% Bi203, up to 65% ZnO, and 1-70% B203. Such glasses do not have batched in alumina or silica. Such glasses lack alumina and silica.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Ferro Corporation
    Inventors: Srinivasan Sridharan, John J. Maloney, Chandrashekhar Khadilkar, Robert P. Blonski, David L. Widlewski
  • Patent number: 9539671
    Abstract: A precious metal paste which does not cause contamination of a member, which can be uniformly coated to a member to be bonded, and which is in good condition after bonding is provided. The present invention relates to a precious metal paste for bonding a semiconductor element, of the paste including a precious metal powder and an organic solvent, in which the precious metal powder has a purity of 99.9 mass % or more and an average particle diameter of 0.1 to 0.5 ?m, the organic solvent has a boiling point of 200 to 350° C., and a thixotropy index (TI) value calculated from a measurement value of a viscosity at a shear rate of 4/s with respect to a viscosity at a shear rate of 40/s at 23° C. by means of a rotational viscometer is 6.0 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Tanaka Kikinzoku K.K.
    Inventors: Masayuki Miyairi, Nobuyuki Akiyama, Katsuji Inagaki, Toshinori Ogashiwa
  • Patent number: 9494548
    Abstract: A gas sensor (1) which can be an air-fuel ratio sensor includes a detection element (71) including a pair of electrodes, one of the paired electrodes being a sensing electrode (87) which is exposed to a gas-to-be-measured, and the other electrode being a reference electrode (95) which functions as an oxygen reference electrode. In the gas sensor (1), the reference electrode (95) is connected to a porous reference electrode lead (97) extending along the surface of a solid electrolyte body (77); the reference electrode lead (97) contains a noble metal as a main component and also contains a ceramic material; and the reference electrode lead (97) has a specific resistance lower than that of the reference electrode (95). The ceramic material has, in a sintered state, a mean primary grain size greater than that of the noble metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hitoshi Furuta
  • Patent number: 9486996
    Abstract: A process including selecting a printing system; selecting an ink composition having ink properties that match the printing system; depositing the ink composition onto a substrate to form an image, to form deposited features, or a combination thereof; optionally, heating the deposited features to form conductive features on the substrate; and performing a post-printing treatment after depositing the ink composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignees: Xerox Corporation, Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Tse Nga Ng, Brent S. Krusor, Adela Goredema, Yiliang Wu
  • Patent number: 9468626
    Abstract: Pharmaceutical formulations comprising nanoparticles of melatonin are useful for the treatment of neonatal brain injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: CHIESI FARMACEUTICI S.p.A.
    Inventors: Annamaria Soliani Raschini, Akif Emre Türeli, Eva Marie Prinz