The Organic Compound Is A Polymer Patents (Class 252/519.33)
  • Patent number: 11532852
    Abstract: A composite membrane includes: an organic layer including a plurality of through holes; and ion conductive inorganic particles disposed in the plurality of through holes, wherein the ion conductive inorganic particles each include at least one recess, at least one protrusion, or a combination thereof on a surface thereof, and wherein the surface of the ion conductive inorganic particles which comprises the at least one recess, the at least one protrusion, or the combination thereof faces a surface of the organic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyounghwan Choi, Wonsung Choi
  • Patent number: 11505712
    Abstract: A copper-based ink contains copper hydroxide and diethanolamine. The ink may be coated on a substrate and decomposed on the substrate to form a conductive copper coating on the substrate. The ink is low cost and micron-thick traces of the ink may be screen printed and thermally sintered in the presence of up to about 500 ppm of oxygen or photo-sintered in air to produce highly conductive copper features. Sintered copper traces produced from the ink have improved air stability compared to traces produced from other copper inks. Sintered copper traces having sheet resistivity of about 20 m?/?/mil or less may be obtained for 5-20 mil wide screen-printed lines with excellent resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventors: Bhavana Deore, Chantal Paquet, Patrick Malenfant
  • Patent number: 11492493
    Abstract: Water solvated polymeric dyes having a deep ultraviolet excitation spectrum are provided. The subject polymeric dyes include a light harvesting multichromophore having conjugation-modifying repeat units incorporated into the polymer backbone to provide segments of ?-conjugated co-monomers having limited ?-conjugation between segments. Polymeric tandem dyes are also provided that further include a signaling chromophore covalently linked to the multichromophore in energy-receiving proximity therewith. Also provided are labelled specific binding members that include the subject water solvated polymeric dyes. Methods of evaluating a sample for the presence of a target analyte and methods of labelling a target molecule in which the subject polymeric dyes find use are also provided. Systems and kits for practicing the subject methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Yongchao Liang, Jonathan Hollinger, Brian Wall, David Moureau, Lucy Zhao, Glenn P. Bartholomew
  • Patent number: 11458309
    Abstract: Provided are devices and methods for providing a flexible implantable tissue stimulator. A flexible implantable tissue stimulator can be use in a variety of medical/surgical procedures, and therapeutic interventions, such as musculoskeletal stimulation therapy. The flexible implantable tissue stimulator can be implanted via a minimally invasive procedure and comprises a biocompatible flexible construction that enables it to conform to a variety of implantation orientations and biological conditions. The flexible implantable tissue can provide programmable biphasic electrical stimulation to impaired tissue, such as a gluteal muscle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignees: United States Government as Represented by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Case Western Reserve University
    Inventors: Christian Zorman, Douglas Shire, David Keicher, Katherine M. Bogie
  • Patent number: 11195089
    Abstract: Described herein is a crossbar array that includes a cross-point synaptic device at each of a plurality of crosspoints. The cross-point synaptic device includes a weight storage element comprising a set of nanocrystal dots. Further, the cross-point synaptic device includes at least three terminals for interacting with the weight storage element, wherein a weight is stored in the weight storage element by sending a first electric pulse via a gate terminal from the at least three terminals, the first electric pulse causes the nanocrystal dots to store a corresponding charge, and the weight is erased from the weight storage element by sending a second electric pulse via the gate terminal, the second electric pulse having an opposite polarity of the first electric pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kevin K. Chan, Martin M. Frank, Jin Ping Han
  • Patent number: 10971708
    Abstract: A method includes applying to a substrate a solution including a polymeric compound to form a release layer on the substrate; applying ion-conducting elements on the release layer; applying a matrix polymer on the release layer, wherein the matrix polymer surrounds at least some of the ion-conducting elements; and removing the release layer to separate the matrix polymer from the substrate such that the ion-conducting elements remain embedded in a carrier layer of the matrix polymer and form an ion-conducting membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert D. Miller, Young-Hye Na, Sogol Teschler, Khanh Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10839993
    Abstract: A MOV device including a MOV chip, a first base metal electrode disposed on a first side of the MOV chip, and a second base metal electrode disposed on a second side of the MOV chip opposite the first side, each of the first base metal electrode and the second base metal electrode including a first base metal electrode layer disposed on a surface of the MOV chip and formed of one of silver, copper, and aluminum, the first base metal electrode layer having a thickness in a range of 2-200 micrometers, and a second base metal electrode layer disposed on a surface of the first base metal electrode layer and formed of one of silver, copper, and aluminum, the second base metal electrode layer having a thickness in a range of 2-200 micrometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Dongguan Littelfuse Electronics Company Limited
    Inventors: Shuying Liu, Ming Lei, Guoliang Chen, Youqun Sui
  • Patent number: 10770769
    Abstract: A method includes dispensing ion-conducting particles on a substrate comprising an adhesive to which the ion-conducting particles adhere; overcoating the ion conducting particles with a polymer; removing the substrate and the adhesive from the ion conducting particles; and removing a polymer overburden on the ion conducting particles to form a device that includes: (i) the polymer or a derivative thereof, and (ii) ion-conducting particles. At least a portion of the ion-conducting particles extend through the polymer or its derivative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: International Business Machines Corporation, Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naga Phani B. Aetukuri, Mark W. Hart, Ho-Cheol Kim, Shintaro Kitajima, Leslie E. Krupp, Bryan D. McCloskey, Robert D. Miller, John Campbell Scott, Winfried Wilcke
  • Patent number: 10593949
    Abstract: It is an object of the present disclosure to provide an electrode for lithium ion secondary battery-use that can efficiently prevent a temperature increase by reducing current through an increase in the battery internal resistance during abnormal overheating. The electrode for lithium ion secondary battery-use of the present disclosure comprises a binder composition containing particles formed by a second component being located substantially on a portion of the outside of particles comprising a first component. The initial adhesive force of the binder composition is at least 1. The storage elastic modulus of the binder composition at 150° C. is no greater than 1,000 Pa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Zeon Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Oguro, Kouichirou Maeda, Naoki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10544334
    Abstract: A heat conductive paste including silver fine particles having an average particle diameter of primary particles of 40 to 350 nm, a crystallite diameter of 20 to 70 nm, and a ratio of the average particle diameter to the crystallite diameter of 1 to 5, an aliphatic primary amine and a compound having at least one phosphoric acid group. The heat conductive paste includes 1 to 40 parts by mass of the aliphatic primary amine and 0.001 to 2 parts by mass of the compound having at least one phosphoric acid group based on 100 parts by mass of the silver fine particles. The heat conductive paste has a high conductivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: NAMICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Sasaki, Hiroki Maruyama
  • Patent number: 10389454
    Abstract: Systems and apparatus for electromagnetic communications are provided. One of the apparatuses include a communication module, the communication module including: a printed circuit board; a plurality of integrated circuit packages, each integrated circuit package including at least one transmitter, receiver, or transceiver; a plurality of signal guiding structures, each signal guiding structure being associated with a corresponding integrated circuit package of the plurality of integrated circuit packages; and one or more signal blocking structures positioned between one or more pairs of integrated circuit packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Keyssa Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Giriraj Mantrawadi, Dennis F. Rosenauer, Ian A. Kyles, Eric Sweetman, Roger D. Isaac, Stephan Lang
  • Patent number: 10374254
    Abstract: Set forth herein are electrolyte compositions that include both organic and inorganic constituent components and which are suitable for use in rechargeable batteries. Also set forth herein are methods and systems for making and using these composite electrolytes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: QuantumScape Corporation
    Inventors: Kim Van Berkel, Tim Holme, Mohit Singh, Amal Mehrotra, Zhebo Chen, Kian Kerman, Wes Hermann, William Hudson
  • Patent number: 10199135
    Abstract: The invention relates to stable compositions of carbon nanotubes and of electrolytic polymers, these electrolytic polymers being characterized by the presence of phosphonyl imide or sulfonyl imide functions or alternatively phosphoric acid functions. The invention also relates to the manufacture of transparent electrodes comprising these compositions of carbon nanotubes and of electrolytic polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: ARKEMA FRANCE, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE, UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX, INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE BORDEAUX
    Inventors: Christophe Navarro, Wiljan Smaal, Muhammad Mumtaz, Eric Cloutet, Cyril Brochon, Georges Hadziioannou
  • Patent number: 10170813
    Abstract: A method includes dispensing ion-conducting particles on a substrate comprising an adhesive to which the ion-conducting particles adhere; overcoating the ion conducting particles with a polymer; removing the substrate and the adhesive from the ion conducting particles; and removing a polymer overburden on the ion conducting particles to form a device that includes: (i) the polymer or a derivative thereof, and (ii) ion-conducting particles. At least a portion of the ion-conducting particles extend through the polymer or its derivative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignees: International Business Machines Corporation, ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naga Phani B. Aetukuri, Mark W. Hart, Ho-Cheol Kim, Shintaro Kitajima, Leslie E. Krupp, Bryan D. McCloskey, Robert D. Miller, John Campbell Scott, Winfried Wilcke
  • Patent number: 10102979
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing an electrode utilizing electron beam (EB) or actinic radiation to cure the electrode binder is provided. A process is also disclosed for mixing specific actinic or EB radiation curable polymer precursors with electrode solid particles to form an aqueous mixture, application of the mixture to an electrode current collector, followed by the application of actinic or EB radiation to the current collector for curing the polymer, thereby binding the electrode binder to the current collector. Lithium ion batteries, electric double layer capacitors, and components produced therefrom are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Miltec Corporation
    Inventors: Gary Voelker, John Arnold, Joseph Fasolo
  • Patent number: 10053588
    Abstract: The present invention provides a conductive material including: (A) a ?-conjugated polymer, (B) a dopant polymer which contains one or more repeating units selected from “a1” to “a4” respectively shown by the following general formula (1) and has a weight-average molecular weight in the range of 1,000 to 500,000, and (C) one or more salts selected from the group consisting of a silver salt of carboxylic acid, a silver salt of ?-diketone, a silver salt of ?-ketoester, and silver carbonate. There can be provided a conductive material that has excellent film-formability and also can form a conductive film having high transparency and conductivity, superior flexibility and flatness when the film is formed from the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Hatakeyama, Takayuki Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 10047237
    Abstract: The present invention provides a conductive material including: (A) a ?-conjugated polymer, (B) a dopant polymer which contains one or more repeating units selected from “a1” to “a4” respectively shown by the following general formula (1) and has a weight-average molecular weight in the range of 1,000 to 500,000, and (C) one or more salts selected from the group consisting of a metal salt of carboxylic acid, a metal salt of ?-diketone, a metal nitrate, a metal carbonate, a metal bicarbonate, a metal halide, and a metal hydroxide, with the metal being selected from the group consisting of cesium, rubidium, barium, and strontium. There can be provided a conductive material which is neutral and highly suitable for a printer, superior in film-formability, and also can form a conductive film having high transparency and conductivity, excellent flexibility and flatness when the film is formed from the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Hatakeyama, Takayuki Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 10026964
    Abstract: A positive electrode for a rechargeable lithium battery includes a positive current collector; a high elastic modulus layer on the positive current collector and including a first positive active material and a high elastic modulus binder; and a low elastic modulus layer on the high elastic modulus layer and including a second positive active material and a low elastic modulus binder, wherein the low elastic modulus binder has a lower tensile modulus than the high elastic modulus binder. A winding element includes the positive electrode. A rechargeable lithium battery includes the winding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keisuke Nomura, Hironobu Fukahori
  • Patent number: 10023752
    Abstract: The present invention provides a conductive material including: (A) a ?-conjugated polymer, (B) a dopant polymer which contains one or more repeating units selected from “a1” to “a4” respectively shown by the following general formula (1) and has a weight-average molecular weight in the range of 1,000 to 500,000, and (C) one or more salts selected from the group consisting of a monovalent copper salt of carboxylic acid, a monovalent copper salt of ?-diketone, and a monovalent copper salt of ?-ketoester. There can be provided a conductive material that has excellent film-formability and also can form a conductive film having high transparency and conductivity, superior flexibility and flatness when the film is formed from the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Hatakeyama, Takayuki Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 9818947
    Abstract: A semiconductive roller to stably generate high-quality images for a long period of time by efficiently inhibiting migration of free epichlorohydrin (ECH) component to a surface of the semiconductive roller includes an elastic layer formed of a semiconductive rubber composition including about 50 to about 70 parts by weight of a base rubber and about 30 to about 50 parts by weight of a hydrin rubber. An extracted amount of the ECH component from the elastic layer is about 2% by volume or less, wherein the extracted amount is determined based on a reduced amount of chlorine (Cl) intensity measured using X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis performed before and after extraction of the ECH component from the elastic layer using tetrahydrofuran (THF).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: S-PRINTING SOLUTION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kwang-ho Kang, Jae-hyeuk Jeong, Jung-ik Choi
  • Patent number: 9780061
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a molded chip package is provided which comprises arranging an electronic chip on a supporting structure; forming an isolation layer at least on portions of the electronic chip; and molding an encapsulation which covers the electronic chip and the supporting structure at least partially by using a molding material comprising a matrix material and a conductive filler material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Franz Gabler, Horst Theuss
  • Patent number: 9745465
    Abstract: Provided is a resin composition excellent in mechanical strength while maintaining LDS activity. The resin composition for laser direct structuring comprises, relative to 100 parts by weight of a polycarbonate resin component, 10 to 100 parts by weight of a glass filler and 1 to 30 parts by weight of a laser direct structuring additive, wherein the polycarbonate resin component consists of 80 to 30% by weight of a polycarbonate resin and 20 to 70% by weight of a styrene-based resin, or consists of a polycarbonate; and the laser direct structuring additive comprises antimony and tin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ENGINEERING-PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Motegi, Hiroyoshi Maruyama
  • Patent number: 9663653
    Abstract: Provided is a resin composition capable of achieving a higher plating property. The resin composition comprises, relative to 100 parts by weight of a resin component comprising 30 to 100% by weight of a polycarbonate resin and 70% by weight or less of a styrene-based resin, 10 to 100 parts by weight of a glass filler and 2 to 20 parts by weight of a laser direct structuring additive, wherein the laser direct structuring additive comprises a metal oxide particle comprising titanium oxide coated with a composition comprising tin as a main component and antimony.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ENGINEERING-PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Motegi, Hiroyoshi Maruyama
  • Patent number: 9240258
    Abstract: A dispersion includes metallic, metal oxide, or metal precursor nanoparticles; a thermally cleavable polymeric dispersant; an optional dispersion medium; and a thermally cleavable agent. Pastes, coated layers, and patterns may contain the dispersion. A method for producing the specific thermally cleavable dispersant and for producing the metallic nanoparticle dispersions. The dispersions allow the reduction or avoidance of organic residue in coated layers and patterns on substrates, the use substrates of low thermal resistance, and faster processing times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventors: Xavier André, Dirk Bollen
  • Publication number: 20150137272
    Abstract: Techniques related to nanocomposite dielectric materials are generally described herein. These techniques may be embodied in apparatuses, systems, methods and/or processes for making and using such material. An example process may include: providing a film having a plurality of nanoparticles and an organic medium; comminuting the film to form a particulate; and applying the particulate to a substrate. The example process may also include providing a nanoparticle film having nanoparticles and voids located between the nanoparticles; contacting the film with a vapor containing an organic material; and curing the organic material to form the nanocomposite dielectric film. Various described techniques may provide nanocomposite dielectric materials with superior nanoparticle dispersion which may result in improved dielectric properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Seth Miller
  • Patent number: 9023239
    Abstract: An ink for an organic light-emitting element includes a first solvent, a second solvent, and a functional material. The first and second solvents have equal or similar boiling points. The first solvent is such that an imitatively formed functional layer formed by replacing the second solvent with the first solvent, in a light-emitting region of an organic light-emitting element, is thicker at both end portions than at a central portion and the top surfaces of the end portions are positioned higher than the top surface of the central portion. The second solvent is such that an imitatively formed functional layer formed by replacing the first solvent with the second solvent, in a light-emitting region of an organic light-emitting element, is thicker at a central portion than at both end portions and the top surface of the central portion is positioned higher than the top surfaces of the end portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignees: Joled Inc., Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Yuko Kawanami, Shinichiro Ishino, Tomoki Masuda, Hirotaka Nanno, Noriyuki Matsusue
  • Patent number: 9012088
    Abstract: An anode composition for a lithium secondary battery is provided. The anode composition comprises an anode active material, a conductive material, and an acrylonitrile-acrylic acid copolymer with a high molecular weight as a binder. The acrylonitrile-acrylic acid copolymer has a molar ratio of acrylonitrile to acrylic acid of 1:0.01-2. Further provided are a method for preparing the anode composition and a lithium secondary battery using the anode composition. The binder has improved resistance to an electrolyte solution due to its enhanced adhesive strength. In addition, the use of the anode composition prevents the active material layer from being peeled off or separated from a current collector during charge and discharge to achieve improved capacity and cycle life characteristics of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Eun Suok Oh, Young Min Kim, Ok Sun Kim, Min Ah Kang
  • Publication number: 20150102273
    Abstract: In an electrophoretic material, first particles which are charged with a first polarity and second particles which are charged with a second polarity are dispersed in a solvent. A volume, which is obtained by dividing a volume of the solvent by a total number of particles, is called free volume, and a radius of a spherical space, which is occupied by sum of an average volume of the particles and the free volume, is called a free volume radius. A first particle average radius is greater than a second particle average radius. A difference between the free volume radius and the first particle average radius is greater than the second particle average radius.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasushi YAMAZAKI
  • Patent number: 9005488
    Abstract: The invention aims at an aqueous ink for high-temperature electrochemical cell electrodes and/or electrolyte containing particles of at least one mineral filler, at least one binder, and at least one dispersant. It also concerns the electrode and the electrolyte using such an ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventor: Richard Laucournet
  • Publication number: 20150098212
    Abstract: A semiconductor nanocrystal composition including a semiconductor nanocrystal, an organic additive, and at least one polymerizable substance selected from a polymerizable monomer, a polymerizable oligomer, and a combination thereof, wherein the composition has haze of greater than or equal to about 40% after polymerization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Na Youn Won, Hyun A KANG, Eun Joo JANG, Shin Ae JUN, Oul CHO
  • Publication number: 20150099175
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrode material in which unevenness in a supporting amount of a carbonaceous film is less when using an electrode-active material having a carbonaceous film on a surface thereof as the electrode material, and which is capable of improving conductivity, and a method for producing the electrode material. The electrode material includes an aggregate formed by aggregating an electrode-active material in which a carbonaceous film is formed on a surface. In the electrode material, an average particle size of the aggregate is 0.5 to 100 ?m, a volume density of the aggregate is 50 to 80 vol % of a volume density in a case in which the aggregate is a solid, and 80% or more of the surface of the electrode-active material is covered with the carbonaceous film. Alternatively, the electrode material includes an aggregate formed by aggregating electrode-active material particles in which a carbonaceous film is formed on a surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: SUMITOMO OSAKA CEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takao KITAGAWA, Hirofumi YASUMIISHI, Masaru UEHARA
  • Publication number: 20150090943
    Abstract: This antimony-doped tin oxide powder is an antimony-doped tin oxide powder characterized by: (A) including at least three kinds of ions selected from the group consisting of Sn2+, Sn4+, Sb3+ and Sb5+; (B) having a ratio of average Sn ionic radius to average Sb ionic radius of 1:(0.96 to 1.04); and (C) having an Sb content of 5 to 25 moles relative to a total of 100 moles of Sb and Sn, wherein the average Sn ionic radius is the average of ionic radii of Sn2+ and Sn4+, while the average Sb ionic radius is the average of ionic radii of Sb3+ and Sb5+.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicants: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION, Mitsubishi Materials Electronic Chemicals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinya Shiraishi, Hirotoshi Umeda, Suzuo Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20150092262
    Abstract: This invention relates to particles comprising a core particle and a polymeric shell, electrophoretic fluids comprising such particles, and electrophoretic display devices comprising such fluids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Nils Greinert, Thomas Bauer, Matthias Koch, Wolfgang Hechler, Thomas Rentschler, Nathan Smith
  • Publication number: 20150083961
    Abstract: Electrically and/or thermally conductive polymer composites and methods of preparing same are provided. In some embodiments, a method for preparing an electrically and/or thermally conductive polymer composite may include (1) mixing a polymer, a conductive particulate filler, and a solvent compatible with the polymer to form a non-conductive polymer solution or melt; (2) processing, the non-conductive polymer solution or melt to form a non-conductive polymer network composition; wherein the presence of solvent during three-dimensional network formation manipulates the polymer network structure; and (3) removing the solvent from the non-conductive polymer network composition to form an electrically and/or thermally conductive polymer composite. The altered polymer chain structure present in the non-conductive polymer network composition is maintained in the composite, and offsets the impact of particulate filler addition including increased modulus, decreased elasticity, and decreased elongation at break.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: U.S. Army Research Laboratory ATTN: RDRL-LOC-I
    Inventors: Randy A. Mrozek, Joseph L. Lenhart
  • 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: 20150076418
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel conjugated polymers comprising in their backbone one or more divalent donor units, like for example benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b?]dithiophene-2,6-diyl (BDT), that are linked on both sides to an acceptor unit, to methods of preparing the polymers and educts or intermediates used in such preparation, to polymer blends, mixtures and formulations containing the polymers, to the use of the polymers, polymer blends, mixtures and formulations as semiconductors organic electronic (OE) devices, especially in organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices and organic photodetectors (OPD), and to OE, OPV and OPD devices comprising these polymers, polymer blends, mixtures or formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Nicolas Blouin, Amy Phillips, Lana Nanson, Steven Tierney, Toby Cull, Priti Tiwana, Stephane Berney, Miguel Carrasco-Orozco, Frank Egon Meyer
  • Publication number: 20150076413
    Abstract: An intermediate transfer member that contains a mixture of a polyimide, an optional conductive component, and a perfluoropolyether phosphate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Wu, Kyle B. Tallman, Qi Ying Li, Lin Ma
  • Patent number: 8974706
    Abstract: Provided is a composition comprising a polymeric material, a filler material dispersed in the polymeric material, the filler material comprising inorganic particles and a discontinuous arrangement of conductive material wherein at least a portion of the conductive material is in durable electrical contact with the inorganic particles, and conductive material dispersed in the polymeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Nanayakkara L. D. Somasiri, Jimmie R. Baran, Jr., Andrew C. Lottes, Ge Jiang, Badri Veeraraghavan, Paul V. Huynh, Dipankar Ghosh
  • Publication number: 20150048283
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thermoelectric conversion material excellent in thermoelectric performance and flexibility and capable of being produced in a simplified manner and at a low cost, and a method for producing the material. The thermoelectric conversion material has, on a support, a thin film of a thermoelectric semiconductor composition containing thermoelectric semiconductor fine particles and a conductive polymer, and the method for producing a thermoelectric conversion material includes a step of applying the thermoelectric semiconductor composition containing thermoelectric semiconductor fine particles and a conductive polymer onto the support and drying it to forma thin film thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicants: LINTEC CORPORATION, KYUSHU INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Kunihisa Kato, Tsuyoshi Mutou, Koji Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 8952302
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a ceramic-coated heater in which the outer surface of a heater rod is coated with ceramic to improve the physical properties thereof including durability, corrosion resistance, and the like, thereby enabling the heater to be used in water or air. The outer surface of the heater rod is coated with a ceramic composition to which an acrylic corrosion resistant wax is added, thereby strengthening the bonding force of the coating layer film, and thus improving the physical properties thereof including durability, corrosion resistance, and the like to enable the heater to be used in water. Therefore, the ceramic-coated heater of the present invention enables high thermal conductivity using less current and reduces energy consumption so that it can be utilized in a wide variety of industrial fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Thermolon Korea Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chung Kwon Park
  • Publication number: 20150037672
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an anode active material-containing slurry, an anode using the slurry, and an electrochemical device comprising the anode. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to a slurry comprising an anode active material; a polymer binder comprising styrene butadiene rubber and potassium polyacrylate; a conductive material; and a dispersing medium, an anode using the slurry, and an electrochemical device comprising the anode. The anode active material-containing slurry according to one aspect of the present disclosure can relieve the volume expansion of an anode active material by the intercalation and disintercalation of lithium during cycles of electrochemical devices to improve the durability of an anode active material layer, thereby enhancing the life characteristics of the electrochemical devices, and can form an anode active material layer having a high peeling force even though potassium polyacrylate with a relatively lower weight-average molecular weight is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Ji-Hye Yang, Jang-Bae Kim, Byoung-Bae Lee
  • Patent number: 8945426
    Abstract: The present invention relates to electrically conductive polymer compositions, and their use in electronic devices. The compositions contain a semi-aqueous dispersion of at least one electrically conductive polymer doped with at least one highly-fluorinated acid polymer, non-conductive oxide nanoparticles, at least one high-boiling organic liquid, and at least one lower-boiling organic liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignees: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company, Dupont Displays Inc
    Inventors: Tami Janene Faircloth, Che-Hsiung Hsu, Daniel David Lecloux, Hjalti Skulason, Gordana Srdanov, Charles D. Lang, Michel Dubeau, Nancy L. Gin, Veevin Tsao Kuo Hsu
  • Publication number: 20150021551
    Abstract: A coated quantum dot and methods of making coated quantum dots are provided. Products including quantum dots described herein are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: QD VISION, INC.
    Inventors: CRAIG BREEN, WENHAO LIU
  • Patent number: 8932496
    Abstract: A method of preparing an aqueous dispersion comprising silver particles of mean diameter from 0.5 to 25 nm by weight and an aqueous carrier liquid, including the steps of i) providing a mixture comprising at least one silver salt, aqueous carrier liquid and a stabiliser for the particles ii) contacting the mixture with a non-ionic or covalent reducing agent to form a reaction mixture iii) causing the at least one silver salt to react with the reducing agent to form a dispersion comprising silver particles and acid wherein step iii) is partly or completely performed in the presence of anion exchange resin whereby the acid is exchanged for a hydroxide ion from the resin and/or is sorbed by the resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel Coatings International B.V.
    Inventors: Richard Buscall, Derek Graham, Rory Anderson, Peter Joseph Scales, Paul Mulvaney, Robert James Eldridge
  • Publication number: 20150000744
    Abstract: A composition for an organic thin film may include a first compound having a linear alkylene oxide moiety and a haloalkyl moiety, and a second compound having conductivity and being capable of controlling a work function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicants: CHEIL INDUSTRIES INC., SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: In Sun PARK, Hyung Rang MOON, Jin Min CHEON, Dal-Ho HUH, Jong Hwan PARK, Sung Young YUN, Yeong Suk CHOI
  • Publication number: 20140377550
    Abstract: A pressure-sensitive adhesive layer for optical applications of the present invention is made from a pressure-sensitive adhesive for optical applications including a base polymer (A), and the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer for optical applications includes iodine and/or iodide ions (B). The pressure-sensitive adhesive layer for optical applications has an antistatic function and can satisfy a durability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Yasui, Yuusuke Toyama, Takaaki Ishii, Shinsuke Akizuki
  • Publication number: 20140370268
    Abstract: Rapidly curable electrically conductive clear coatings are applied to substrates. The electrically conductive clear coating includes to clear layer having a resinous binder with ultrafine non-stoichiometric tungsten oxide particles dispersed therein. The clear coating may be rapidly cured by subjecting the coating to infrared radiation that heats the tungsten oxide particles and surrounding resinous binder. Localized heating increases the temperature of the coating to thereby thermally cure the coating, while avoiding unwanted heating of the underlying substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Mark P. Bowman, Lawrence G. Anderson, Gordon L. Post
  • Publication number: 20140356228
    Abstract: The antifouling coating is a composite material consisting of fluorinated electroactive bipolymers and magnetic particles. This composite material is coated on a solid surface to make a smooth durable grassy coating. The coating generates electrical current when an electrolytic liquid flows over it, which prevents bacterial cells from attaching to the surface. It prevents virus and protein attachment. It also prevents chemical corrosion of a surface. The composite material itself, and the antifouling method that uses fluoride compounds and electrical current that is generated by the fluid flow are disclosed for a patent. The composite material can be applied to medical devices, biomedical devices, industrial equipment, ship's hulls, food processing equipment, food processors, drinking water distribution systems, and home electrical appliances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: The University of Toledo
    Inventors: Dong-Shik Kim, Youngwoo Seo
  • Patent number: 8894891
    Abstract: A nanomaterial can include an outer layer including a ligand. The ligand can include a first monomer unit including a first moiety having affinity for a surface of the nanocrystal, a second monomer unit including a second moiety having a high water solubility, and a third monomer unit including a third moiety having a selectively reactive functional group or a selectively binding functional group. The ligand can be a random copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Wenhao Liu, Peter Matthew Allen, Numpon Insin, Moungi G. Bawendi
  • Patent number: 8894890
    Abstract: Disclosed are a titanium dioxide nano ink having such a strong dispersibility as to be applicable by inkjet printing and having adequate viscosity without requiring printing several times, and a titanium dioxide nano particle modified by a surface stabilizer included therein. Inkjet printing of the titanium dioxide nano ink enables printing of a minute electrode. In addition, efficiency of a solar cell may be maximized since occurrence of pattern cracking is minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Ki Chun Lee, Yong Jun Jang