Metal Compound Containing Patents (Class 252/518.1)
  • Patent number: 10161057
    Abstract: The present invention provides a precursor of positive electrode active substance particles for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary batteries which have a high discharge voltage and a high discharge capacity, hardly suffer from side reactions with an electrolyte solution, and are excellent in cycle characteristics, positive electrode active substance particles for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary batteries, and processes for producing these particles, and a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: TODA KOGYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Watanabe, Daisuke Morita, Manabu Yamamoto, Kazumichi Koga, Akihisa Kajiyama, Hiroaki Masukuni, Hideaki Sadamura, Ryuta Masaki, Kazutoshi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10128531
    Abstract: Provided are a method of preparing solid electrolyte particles of Chemical Formula 1 including preparing a precursor solution by mixing a titanium precursor, a lanthanum precursor, and a lithium precursor in an aqueous or organic solvent, and heat treating the precursor solution, solid electrolyte particles prepared thereby, and a lithium secondary battery including the solid electrolyte particles: Li3xLa(2/3-x)TiO3(0<x<0.16).??<Chemical Formula 1> According to a method of preparing solid electrolyte particles according to an embodiment of the present invention, solid electrolyte particles may be easily prepared by heat treating at low temperature for a short period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignees: LG Chem, Ltd., University-Industry Cooperation Group of Kyung Hee University
    Inventors: Su Hee Lee, Won Bae Byun, Sang Hyuk Im, Cheol Hee Park
  • Patent number: 10106465
    Abstract: A ceramic and a preparation method therefor are provided. The ceramic includes a zirconia matrix, and an additive dispersed inside and on an outer surface of the zirconia matrix. The additive is an oxide including elements A and B, where A is selected from at least one of Ca, Sr, Ba, Y, and La, and B is selected from at least one of Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, and Ni.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: BYD COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Qing Gong, Xinping Lin, Ge Chen, Yongzhao Lin, Bo Wu
  • Patent number: 10100208
    Abstract: A transparent conductive film including metal nanowires and a colored compound adsorbed by the metal nanowires is provided. The metal nanowires are a material which absorbs light in the visible light region, and also each has a functional group which is bound to a metal constituting the metal nanowire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryosuke Iwata, Mikihisa Mizuno
  • Patent number: 10084188
    Abstract: A positive electrode active material is provided that has a high capacity, a low irreversible capacity, an excellent initial charge/discharge efficiency, and excellent rate characteristics. This positive electrode active material comprises a hexagonal lithium nickel complex oxide having a layer structure and represented by the general formula LixNi1?y?zCoyMzO2 (0.98?x?1.04, 0.25?y?0.40, 0?z?0.07, and M is at least one element selected from Al, Ti, Mn, Ga, Mg, and Nb), wherein a lithium occupancy rate in a lithium main layer as obtained by Rietveld analysis from the x-ray diffraction pattern is at least 98.7%, and a crystallite diameter as calculated from the peak for the (003) plane in x-ray diffraction is 50 to 300 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kensaku Mori, Masanori Takagi, Koji Yamaji, Takehide Honma, Ryozo Ushio
  • Patent number: 10056612
    Abstract: This invention provides lithium manganate which has a high output and is excellent in high-temperature stability. This invention relates to lithium manganate particles which are produced by mixing a lithium compound, a manganese compound, a Y compound and an A compound and then calcining the resulting mixture, and have a composition represented by the following chemical formula 1 and an average secondary particle diameter (D50) of 1 to 15 ?m, in which Y is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Al and Mg; A is a sintering aid element having a melting point of not higher than 850° C.; x and y satisfy 0.03?x?0.15 and 0?y?0.20, respectively; z is in the range of 0 to 2.5 mol % based on Mn, wherein the lithium manganate particles have a sulfur content of not more than 100 ppm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: TODA KOGYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazumichi Koga, Masayuki Uegami, Hiroaki Masukuni, Kazutoshi Matsumoto, Kazutoshi Ishizaki, Hideaki Sadamura
  • Patent number: 10026520
    Abstract: Provided is a cathode active material for a secondary battery, specifically, a cathode active material for a secondary battery including sodium transition metal pyrophosphate satisfying Na3.12?x2Acx1M1ay1M2by2 (P2O7)z, which has an advantage of structural stability due to a strong P—O bond of sodium transition metal phosphate having an olivine structure, and also performs proper intercalation and deintercalation of Na ions having a large ion radius, thereby significantly improving reversibility during charging and discharging, and a charge and discharge rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignees: SK Innovation Co., Ltd., UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology)
    Inventors: Jeong Soo Kim, Young Shol Kim, Je Hyun Chae, Hee Young Sun, Kyu Tae Lee, Seung Hee Woo, Kwang Ho Ha
  • Patent number: 10020509
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lithium transition metal phosphate including nano rod-like Fe2P crystals, a method of preparing the same, and a lithium secondary battery manufactured by using the lithium transition metal phosphate. According to the present invention, a lithium transition metal phosphate including nano rod-like Fe2P crystals may be provided, thereby enhancing high rate capability and low-temperature properties of a lithium secondary battery prepared by using the same. Further, the whole or a part of an airflow direction in a firing furnace may be controlled to be in a direction opposite to a proceeding direction of a fired raw material by adjusting the exhaust conditions in the firing process, thereby providing a method of preparing a lithium transition metal phosphate, in which the nano rod-like Fe2P crystals are reproducibly included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Seung Shin, Jong Min Kim, Dong Gyu Chang, Hyun A Song
  • Patent number: 9859270
    Abstract: An ESD protection device includes an MOS transistor with a source region, drain region and gate region. A node designated for ESD protection is electrically coupled to the drain. A diode is coupled between the gate and source, wherein the diode would be reverse biased if the MOS transistor were in the active operating region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Cornelius Christian Russ, David Alvarez
  • Patent number: 9825284
    Abstract: A doped spinel comprising the formula: Li1±wMe1vMe2x-vMn2-x-yTiyO4-zFz where, 0?w<1, 0.3<x?0.7, 0.3?v<0.7, x>v, 0.0001?y?0.35, and 0.0001?z?0.3. Me1 is a metal selected from a group of elements consisting of Cr, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, and Zn. Me2 is a metal selected from a group of elements consisting of Ni, Fe, Co, Mg, Cr, V, Ru, Mg, Al, Zn, Cu, Cd, Ag, Y, Sc, Ga, In, As, Sb, Pt, Au, and B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
    Inventors: Joachim Binder, Sven Glatthaar, Melanie Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9819019
    Abstract: An all solid secondary battery including: an exterior body; a cathode including a cathode active material including a transition metal oxide, an anode; and a solid electrolyte layer disposed between the cathode and the anode, wherein the cathode, the anode, and the solid electrolyte layer are disposed in the exterior body, wherein the transition metal oxide is a lithium composite transition metal oxide that contains nickel and at least one metal element other than nickel that belongs to Group 2 to Group 13 of the periodic table, and wherein the total of partial pressures of carbon dioxide and oxygen in the exterior body is 200 pascals or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Fujiki, Heidy Visbal, Hajime Tsuchiya, Yuichi Aihara
  • Patent number: 9783708
    Abstract: An conductive paste comprises inorganic particles having alkylamine with 6 or less of carbon number on at least a portion of a surface, a polymer dispersant having a pigment affinity group in a main chain and/or a plurality of side chains, and, that comprising a polymer with a comb structure having a plurality of side chains constituting a solvation portion, a polymer having a plurality of pigment affinity portions made from a pigment affinity group in the main chain or a straight-chain polymer having a pigment affinity portion made from a pigment affinity group in one terminal of the main chain, a dispersion medium, wherein a weight reduction percentage at the time of heating solid content of the conductive paste from room temperature to 500° C. by thermal analysis is 15% by weight or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: BANDO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Miki Matsui, Takuya Tomura, Tomofumi Watanabe, Kenji Shimoyama
  • Patent number: 9732004
    Abstract: Provided are: a sintered oxide which is capable of obtaining low carrier density and high carrier mobility when configured as an oxide semiconductor thin film by using a sputtering method; and a sputtering target which uses the same. The sintered oxide contains indium, gallium and copper as oxides. It is preferable for the gallium content to be at least 0.08 and less than 0.20 when expressed as an atomic ratio (Ga/(In+Ga)), the copper content to be at least 0.001 and less than 0.03 when expressed as an atomic ratio (Cu/(In+Ga+Cu)), and for the sintering to be performed at 1,200-1,550° C., inclusive. A crystalline oxide semiconductor thin film obtained by forming this sintered oxide as a sputtering target makes it possible to achieve a carrier density of 1.0×1018 cm?3 or lower, and a carrier mobility of 10 cm2 V?1 sec?1 or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tokuyuki Nakayama, Eiichiro Nishimura, Fumihiko Matsumura, Masashi Iwara
  • Patent number: 9688580
    Abstract: Provided are: a sintered oxide which is capable of obtaining low carrier density and high carrier mobility when configured as an oxide semiconductor thin film by using a sputtering method; and a sputtering target which uses the same. The sintered oxide contains indium, gallium and copper as oxides. It is preferable for the gallium content to be 0.20-0.45, inclusive, when expressed as an atomic ratio (Ga/(In+Ga)), the copper content to be at least 0.001 and less than 0.03 when expressed as an atomic ratio (Cu/(In+Ga+Cu)), and for the sintering to be performed at 1,200-1,550° C., inclusive. A crystalline oxide semiconductor thin film obtained by forming this sintered oxide as a sputtering target makes it possible to achieve a carrier density of 3.0×1018 cm?3 or lower, and a carrier mobility of 10 cm2V?1 sec?1 or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tokuyuki Nakayama, Eiichiro Nishimura, Fumihiko Matsumura, Masashi Iwara
  • Patent number: 9691506
    Abstract: A boiling water reactor core power level monitoring system includes a desired length of high dielectric, non-linear material insulated coaxial type cable in close proximity to the reactor core and a time domain reflectometry apparatus configured to measure a temporary characteristic impedance change associated with the coaxial type cable in response to at least one of neutron or gamma irradiation generated via the reactor core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Daniel Qi Tan, Michael Joseph Krok
  • Patent number: 9657410
    Abstract: A Ga2O3 crystal film is epitaxially grown on a Ga2O3 crystal substrate using an MBE method, while controlling the n-type conductivity with high accuracy. Provided is a method for producing a Ga2O3 crystal film, wherein a conductive Ga2O3 crystal film is formed by epitaxial growth using an MBE method. This method for producing a Ga2O3 crystal film comprises a step wherein a Ga2O3 single crystal film containing Sn is grown by producing a Ga vapor and an Sn vapor and supplying the Ga vapor and the Sn vapor to the surface of a Ga2O3 crystal substrate as molecular beams. The Sn vapor is produced by heating Sn oxide that is filled in a cell of an MBE apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: TAMURA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kohei Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9640793
    Abstract: The disclosure is related to battery systems. More specifically, embodiments of the disclosure provide a nanostructured conversion material for use as the active material in battery cathodes. In an implementation, a nanostructured conversion material is a glassy material and includes a metal material, one or more oxidizing species, and a reducing cation species mixed at a scale of less than 1 nm. The glassy conversion material is substantially homogeneous within a volume of 1000 nm3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: QuantumScape Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy Holme, Jagdeep Singh, Rainer Fasching, Joseph Han, Weston Arthur Hermann, Cheng Chieh Chao, Bradley O. Stimson, Karl Brown
  • Patent number: 9530547
    Abstract: A laminated PTC thermistor element that includes a ceramic substrate including a plurality of ceramic layers, a plurality of internal electrodes within the ceramic substrate, and external electrodes on the surface of the ceramic substrate that provide electrical conduction to the internal electrodes. The ceramic substrate is 0.3 [?m] or more and 1.2 [?m] or less in average porcelain grain size. Furthermore, the relative density of the ceramic substrate has a lower limit of 70 [%], and an upper limit of ?6.43d+97.83 [%] when the average porcelain grain size is denoted by d.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wataru Aoto, Yumin Saigo, Hayato Katsu, Yasuhiro Nabika
  • Patent number: 9524814
    Abstract: A metal-oxide sintered body for a temperature sensor that can be installed in a combustion engine and components connected to the engine in order to sense temperature uses metal oxide. The metal-oxide sintered body has particles with large resistance values and particles with small resistance values mixed therein. The particles with the small resistance values may serve as a main resistance component in the temperature range of 0° C. to 500° C., and the particles with the large resistance values may contribute to the total resistance in proportion to the mixing ratio in the temperature range of 500° C. to 900° C. Thus, the metal-oxide sintered body enables a single sensor to measure all resistances, and can be used in an exhaust device or the like of a motor vehicle that requires temperature measurement over a wide range of temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION, CHOSUN UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Jin Seong Park
  • Patent number: 9514855
    Abstract: An exemplary proton conductor according to the present disclosure has a perovskite-type crystal structure expressed by the compositional formula AaB1-xB?xO3-?, where A is at least one selected from among group 2 elements; B is a group 4 element or Ce; B? is a group 3 element, a group 13 element, or a lanthanoid element; 0.5<a?1.0, 0.0?x?0.5, and 0.0??<3; and the charge of the above compositional formula is deviated from electrical neutrality in a range of ?0.13 or more but less than +0.14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Zenitani, Takashi Nishihara, Tetsuya Asano
  • Patent number: 9507390
    Abstract: Provided is a magnetic field shield sheet for a digitizer, which blocks an effect of a magnetic field generated from various components of a main body of the portable terminal device and at the same time improves the sensitivity of an electronic pen when a digitizer feature is implemented in the portable terminal device, while minimizing an influence upon a geomagnetic sensor. The magnetic field shield sheet includes: at least one layer thin magnetic sheet made of a nanocrystalline alloy and flake-treated so as to be separated into a plurality of fine pieces; a protective film that is adhered on one surface of the thin magnetic sheet via a first adhesive layer provided on one side of the protective film; and a double-sided tape that is adhered on the other surface of the thin magnetic sheet via a second adhesive layer provided on one side of the double-sided adhesive tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: AMOSENSE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kil Jae Jang, Dong Hoon Lee, Dong Kun Lee
  • Patent number: 9496551
    Abstract: The present invention relates to lithium manganate particles having a primary particle diameter of not less than 1 ?m and an average particle diameter (D50) of not less than 2 ?m and not more than 10 ?m as measured by a particle size distribution meter, and forming particles having substantially a single phase, which have a composition represented by the following chemical formula: Li1+xMn2?x?yY1yO4+Y2 where Y1 is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Ni, Co, Mg, Fe, Al, Cr and Ti; Y2 is at least one element constituting a sintering aid having a melting point of not higher than 800° C., x and y satisfy 0.03?x?0.15 and 0.05?y?0.20, respectively, and Y2 is present in an amount of 0.1 to 2.5 mol % based on Mn; the Y1 element being dispersed within the respective particles, and an X-ray diffraction intensity ratio of I(400)/I(111) of the particles being not less than 38% and an X-ray diffraction intensity ratio of I(440)/I(111) thereof being not less than 18%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: TODA KOGYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazumichi Koga, Masayuki Uegami, Akihisa Kajiyama, Kazutoshi Ishizaki, Hideaki Sadamura
  • Patent number: 9457334
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hydrogen production process, which is capable of producing hydrogen, which is a clean source of energy, simply and conveniently without using conventionally-used ammonia, with an extremely high level of safety. In accordance with the present invention, hydrogen is produced by substituting hydrogen for free oxygen in mayenite (Ca24Al28O644+.2O2?) to obtain hydrogen-substituted mayenite (Ca24Al28O644+.4H?) and reacting the resultant hydrogen-substituted mayenite (Ca24Al28O644+.4H?) with water to produce hydrogen, and hydrogen is produced by substituting hydrogen for free oxygen in mayenite (Ca24Al28O644+.2O2?) to obtain hydrogen-substituted mayenite (Ca24Al28O644+.4H?), irradiating the resultant hydrogen-substituted mayenite (Ca24Al28O644+.4H?) with ultraviolet rays to obtain conductive mayenite (Ca24Al28O644+.4e?), and reacting the resultant conductive mayenite (Ca24Al28O644+.4e?) with water to produce hydrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignees: Hitachi Zosen Corporation, Kyoto University
    Inventors: Susumu Hikazudani, Atsushi Wakui, Kazuyuki Hirao, Toshimi Fukui, Junko Nakamoto, Heidy H. Visbal Mendoza
  • Patent number: 9401232
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to conductive, translucent water-borne conductive coatings comprising a water-borne lubricant coating base material, an amount of PEDOT:PSS solution, and an amount of metal-containing nanowire, methods for making the same, and articles coated with such coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Terrell D. Riley, Alexandra E. Corona, Christopher Lamar Broadbent, Shahnaz Shokri, Quynhgiao N. Le
  • Patent number: 9312054
    Abstract: A thermistor element includes a thermistor main body having a rectangular parallelepiped shape, and a first covering layer having reduction resistance and covering the periphery of the thermistor main body. At least a portion (exposed outer surface) of the outer surface of the first covering layer is exposed to the outside. When the shortest distance in a straight line in the first covering layer extending from a starting point on the thermistor main body to the exposed outer surface is defined as an exposed layer thickness at the starting point, the first covering layer is formed such that an exposed layer thickness measured by using any vertex of the rectangular parallelepiped thermistor main body as a starting point is equal to or greater than the smallest one of exposed layer thicknesses measured by using points on three sides and three flat surfaces which form the vertex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Watanabe, Yasuyuki Okimura
  • Patent number: 9219273
    Abstract: [Object]; There is provided an active material for a lithium secondary battery, which has a high initial efficiency and a high discharge capacity, and particularly has a high discharge capacity at a low temperature (excellent low-temperature characteristic), and a lithium secondary battery using the active material. [Solution]; An active material for a lithium secondary battery, which contains a solid solution of a lithium transition metal composite oxide having an ?-NaFeO2 crystal structure, wherein the composition ratio of metal elements contained in the solid solution satisfies, Li1+x?yNayCoaNibMncO2+d (0<y?0.1, 0.4?c?0.7, x+a+b+c=1, 0.1?x?0.25, ?0.2?d?0.2), the active material has an X-ray diffraction pattern attributable to a space group R3-m (P3112), and in the Miller index hkl, the half width of the diffraction peak of the (003) is 0.30° or less and the half width of the diffraction peak of the (114) plane is 0.50° or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: GS Yuasa International Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Endo, Yoshihiro Katayama
  • Patent number: 9209257
    Abstract: An oxide sintered body includes indium oxide and gallium solid-solved therein, the oxide sintered body having an atomic ratio “Ga/(Ga+In)” of 0.001 to 0.12, containing indium and gallium in an amount of 80 atom % or more based on total metal atoms, and having an In2O3 bixbyite structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Futoshi Utsuno, Kazuyoshi Inoue, Hirokazu Kawashima, Masashi Kasami, Koki Yano, Kota Terai
  • Patent number: 9171653
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lithium manganese composite oxide and a method for preparing the same, and more particularly, to a lithium manganese composite oxide and a method for preparing same, in which a wet-milling process and a spray-drying process are applied, and the abundance ratio of Mn3+ ions to Mn4+ ions at the surface of the composite oxide is adjusted by controlling an oxidizing atmosphere during heat treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: POSCO ES MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyoung-Shin Ko, Tae-Won Kim
  • Patent number: 9120708
    Abstract: Process for preparing a ceramic from an inorganic base material that is in the form of a powder having a high melting point, comprising a step of mixing the powder of the inorganic base material with a second inorganic component also in powder form and which acts as a dopant for the inorganic base material. The dopant is constituted by a single inorganic material or by a mixture of at least two inorganic materials having a dopant effect on the inorganic base material. The process comprises a sintering step carried out at a high temperature. The ceramics obtained, because of their high density, are advantageously used as a target element. Films and electrodes obtained from these ceramics exhibit particularly advantageous properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignees: HYDRO-QUEBEC, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
    Inventors: Guy Campet, Iyad Saadeddin, Karim Zaghib
  • Patent number: 9112241
    Abstract: To provide a positive electrode active material containing a pyrophosphate compound, ensuring that mixing of impurities is easily prevented to facilitate the synthesis and a high capacity battery is obtained, and a lithium ion battery using the positive electrode material. That is, the present invention relates to a pyrophosphate compound represented by the formula: Li2M1-xFexP2O7 (wherein M represents one or more elements selected from Mn, Zr, Mg, Co, Ni, V and Cu, and 0.3?x?0.9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: The University of Tokyo
    Inventors: Atsuo Yamada, Shinichi Nishimura, Ryuichi Natsui
  • Patent number: 9070692
    Abstract: Chip packages are described with soft-magnetic shields that are included inside or attached externally to the package containing a MRAM chip. In one group of embodiments a single shield with vias for bonding wires is affixed to the surface of the MRAM chip having the contact pads. The limitation of shield to chip distance due to bonding wire is eliminated by VIA holes according to the invention which achieves minimal spacing between the shield and chip. A second shield without vias can be positioned on the opposite side of the chip from the first shield. In one group of embodiments a hardened ferro-fluid shield can be the only shield or the structure can include a shield with or without vias. One group of embodiments includes an external shield with vias for solder access to the package contact pads affixed to the outer surface of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Avalanche Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuchen Zhou, Bernardo Sardinha, Rajiv Yadav Ranjan, Ebrahim Abedifard, Roger Klas Malmhall, Zihui Wang, Yiming Huai, Jing Zhang
  • Patent number: 9039926
    Abstract: A production process for composite oxide expressed by a compositional formula: LiMn1-xAxO2, where “A” is one or more kinds of metallic elements other than Mn; and 0?“x”<1, obtained by preparing a raw-material mixture by mixing a metallic-compound raw material and a molten-salt raw material with each other, the metallic-compound raw material at least including an Mn-containing nitrate that includes one or more kinds of metallic elements in which Mn is essential, the molten-salt raw material including lithium hydroxide and lithium nitrate, and exhibiting a proportion of the lithium nitrate with respect to the lithium hydroxide (Lithium Nitrate/Lithium Hydroxide) that falls in a range of from 1 or more to 3 or less by molar ratio; reacting the raw-material mixture at 500° C. or less by melting it; and recovering the composite oxide being generated from the raw-material mixture that has undergone the reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Ryota Isomura, Hitotoshi Murase, Naoto Yasuda
  • Publication number: 20150136593
    Abstract: A production method of an electroconductive mayenite compound having an electron density greater than or equal to 5×1020 cm?3 includes preparing an object of processing containing a mayenite compound or a precursor of a mayenite compound, placing aluminum foil on at least part of a surface of the object of processing, and retaining the object of processing at temperatures falling within the range of 1080° C. to 1450° C. in a low oxygen partial pressure atmosphere.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazuhiro ITO, Satoru WATANABE, Toshinari WATANABE, Naomichi MIYAKAWA
  • Patent number: 9029014
    Abstract: An anode includes an anode active material including a lithium titanium oxide, a binder, and 0 to about 2 parts by weight of a carbon-based conductive agent based on 100 parts by weight of the lithium titanium oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min-sang Song, Kyu-sung Park, Gue-sung Kim, Soo-an Song, Jae-hyung Kim, Ji-yong Eom, Seung-goo Baek
  • Patent number: 9023251
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for making carbon nanotube slurry. The method includes the following steps. First, a carbon nanotube array is provided on a substrate, the carbon nanotube array comprises a number of carbon nanotubes. Second, the carbon nanotube array is trimmed by a laser to obtain a trimmed carbon nanotube array comprising a plurality of trimmed carbon nanotubes having uniform lengths. Third, the trimmed carbon nanotube array is removed from the substrate to obtain the trimmed carbon nanotubes. Fourth, the trimmed carbon nanotubes are mixed with an inorganic binder and an organic carrier to obtain the carbon nanotube slurry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qi Cai, Duan-Liang Zhou, Peng Liu, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Publication number: 20150118467
    Abstract: Methods of forming transition metal dichalcogenide aerogels are provided. Some methods include adding at least one solvent to one or more two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenide sheets to form a transition metal dichalcogenide solution and freeze drying the transition metal dichalcogenide solution to form frozen transition metal dichalcogenide. The methods also include heating the frozen transition metal dichalcogenide to form a transition metal dichalcogenide aerogel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Arockiadoss THEVASAHAYAM
  • Publication number: 20150118582
    Abstract: A cathode current collector for a lithium-air battery includes a carbon-free, conductive, porous matrix. The matrix may include a metal boride, a metal carbide, a metal nitride, a metal oxide and/or a metal halide. Example matrix materials are antimony-doped tin oxide and titanium oxide. A carbon-free cathode exhibits improved mechanical and electrochemical properties including improved cycle life relative to conventional carbon-containing porous cathode current collectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Edward Badding, Chen Shen, Yanming Cui, Zhaoyin Wen
  • Patent number: 9011727
    Abstract: Blending an electrically active, anodically coloring, electrochromic polymer with a non-electrochromic, non-electrically conductive binder polymer greatly enhances the performance of the anodically coloring, electrochromic polymer in an electrochromic device over time. In addition to improved physical characteristics of the blend, e.g., film build, durability etc, the coloristic properties, including color space and color strength, of the device comprising the blend are more durable than when using the neat polymer, and in certain instances, the color space and color intensity provided by the blend is superior to that available from the neat polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Nancy Cliff, David Yale, Deanna Rodovsky, Jennifer Jankauskas
  • Patent number: 9005487
    Abstract: A tablet for ion plating enables to attain high rate film-formation of a transparent conductive film suitable for a blue LED or a solar cell, and a noduleless film-formation not generating splash, an oxide sintered body most suitable for obtaining the same, and a production method thereof. A tablet for ion plating obtained by processing an oxide sintered body includes indium and cerium as oxides, and having a cerium content of 0.3 to 9% by atom, as an atomicity ratio of Ce/(In+Ce). The oxide sintered body has an In2O3 phase of a bixbyite structure as a main crystal phase, has a CeO2 phase of a fluorite-type structure finely dispersed as crystal grains having an average particle diameter of equal to or smaller than 3 ?m, as a second phase. The oxide sintered body is produced by (a) mixing raw material powder consisting of indium oxide powder with an average particle diameter of equal to or smaller than 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tokuyuki Nakayama, Yoshiyuki Abe
  • Patent number: 9005481
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a composite positive electrode active material being a composite of a positive electrode active material and carbon nanotubes. The manufacturing method includes preparing an aqueous solution of a starting material of a positive electrode active material containing a starting material of the positive electrode active material, and an aqueous solution of solubilized carbon nanotubes containing the carbon nanotubes and a solubilizing material that is composed of a water-soluble polymer whose solubilization retention rate of carbon nanotubes does not decrease with rising temperature; and synthesizing a positive electrode active material-carbon nanotube composite by mixing the aqueous solution of a starting material of a positive electrode active material and the aqueous solution of solubilized carbon nanotubes, and performing hydrothermal synthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoshi Yoshida, Hiroki Kubo, Masahiro Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 9005486
    Abstract: Perovskite materials of the general formula SrCeO3 and BaCeO3 are provided having improved conductivity while maintaining an original ratio of chemical constituents, by altering the microstructure of the material. A process of making Pervoskite materials is also provided in which wet chemical techniques are used to fabricate nanocrystalline ceramic materials which have improved grain size and allow lower temperature densification than is obtainable with conventional solid-state reaction processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignees: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC, University of South Carolina
    Inventors: Kyle S. Brinkman, Paul S. Korinko, Elise B. Fox, Frank Chen
  • Patent number: 8999208
    Abstract: An oxide sintered body including indium element (In), gallium element (Ga) and tin element (Sn) in atomic ratios represented by the following formulas (1) to (3): 0.10?In/(In+Ga+Sn)?0.60??(1) 0.10?Ga/(In+Ga+Sn)?0.55??(2) 0.0001<Sn/(In+Ga+Sn)?0.60??(3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Itose, Mami Nishimura, Masashi Kasami, Koki Yano
  • Patent number: 8999060
    Abstract: Millimeter-scale GaN single crystals in filamentary form, also known as GaN whiskers, grown from solution and a process for preparing the same at moderate temperatures and near atmospheric pressures are provided. GaN whiskers can be grown from a GaN source in a reaction vessel subjected to a temperature gradient at nitrogen pressure. The GaN source can be formed in situ as part of an exchange reaction or can be preexisting GaN material. The GaN source is dissolved in a solvent and precipitates out of the solution as millimeter-scale single crystal filaments as a result of the applied temperature gradient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Boris N. Feigelson, Jennifer K. Hite, Francis J. Kub, Charles R. Eddy, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150093583
    Abstract: A C12A7 electride thin film fabrication method includes a step of forming an amorphous C12A7 electride thin film on a substrate by vapor deposition under an atmosphere with an oxygen partial pressure of less than 0.1 Pa using a target made of a crystalline C12A7 electride having an electron density within a range of 2.0×1018 cm?3 to 2.3×1021 cm?3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicants: TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Hideo HOSONO, Yoshitake TODA, Katsuro HAYASHI, Setsuro ITO, Satoru WATANABE, Naomichi MIYAKAWA, Toshinari WATANABE, Kazuhiro ITO
  • Patent number: 8993165
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed at clathrate (Type I) allotropes of silicon, germanium and tin. In method form, the present disclosure is directed at methods for forming clathrate allotropes of silicon, germanium or tin which methods lead to the formation of empty cage structures suitable for use as electrodes in rechargeable type batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Southwest Research Institute
    Inventors: Michael A. Miller, Kwai S. Chan, Wuwei Liang, Candace K. Chan
  • Patent number: 8992803
    Abstract: Dopant ink compositions and methods of fabricating solar cells there from are described. A dopant ink composition may include a cross-linkable matrix precursor, a bound dopant species, and a solvent. A method of fabricating a solar cell may include delivering a dopant ink composition to a region above a substrate. The dopant ink composition includes a cross-linkable matrix precursor, a bound dopant species, and a solvent. The method also includes baking the dopant ink composition to remove a substantial portion of the solvent of the dopant ink composition, curing the baked dopant ink composition to cross-link a substantial portion of the cross-linkable matrix precursor of the dopant ink composition, and driving dopants from the cured dopant ink composition toward the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Loscutoff, Kahn Wu, Steven Edward Molesa
  • Patent number: 8986836
    Abstract: Carbon microspheres are doped with boron to enhance the electrical and physical properties of the microspheres. The boron-doped carbon microspheres are formed by a CVD process in which a catalyst, carbon source and boron source are evaporated, heated and deposited onto an inert substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Ohio University
    Inventors: Anima B. Bose, Junbing Yang
  • Patent number: 8986819
    Abstract: A non-catalytic palladium precursor composition is disclosed, including a palladium salt and an organoamine, wherein the composition is substantially free of water. The composition permits the use of solution processing methods to form a palladium layer on a wide variety of substrates, including in a pattern to form circuitry or pathways for electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Yiliang Wu, Ping Liu
  • Publication number: 20150079863
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to composite or articles for protective clothing, which include an anti-static layer. The antistatic layer can 1), include an antistatic agent comprising an electronically conductive material, and the antistatic layer can have a visible light transmission of at least 70%; 2) the anti-static layer can have a surface electrical resistivity (SER), and/or a water electrode resistivity (WER) of no greater than 1011 ohms/square and a visible light transmission of at least 70%; or 3) the anti-static layer has an electrical resistivity, measured in ohms/square, which varies by no more than 1.5 order of magnitude over a range of relative humidity of 5% to 95%, and a visible light transmission of at least 70%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Debasis Majumdar, Ryan C. Hirschey, Jenna Reynolds
  • Patent number: 8980977
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pigment granules which are distinguished by the fact that they are based on a support material, where the support material is coated with one or more flake-form effect pigments by means of an adhesion promoter. The pigment granules according to the invention are preferably used for the pigmentation of application media, in particular paints, plasters, lacquers, powder coatings and plastics, and in particular as scatter and effect granules, for example for the decoration of wallcoverings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Rathschlag, Carsten Griessmann