Forming Electrical Articles By Shaping Electroconductive Material Patents (Class 264/104)
  • Patent number: 11217798
    Abstract: A hot press device presses one or more objects to be pressed at a predetermined temperature, and includes: a roller around which a roll on which the objects to be pressed are disposed at predetermined intervals is wound; hot plates which are disposed to face one surface of the objects to be pressed while corresponding to the roll supplied from the roller; press units which are disposed to push the hot plates on the objects to be pressed; and a pitch changing unit which moves the hot plates in a direction in which the roll is moved or in a direction opposite to a direction in which the roll is moved, in accordance with a distance between the objects to be pressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Sung Hoon Jeong, Jong Cheol Ahn
  • Patent number: 11147492
    Abstract: Non-invasive “drawable”, or “paintable”, electrode for electrical stimulation or biological signal sensing comprising a pervious and electrically conductive layer (1), at least one electrically insulating element (2) for maintaining the electrically conductive layer (1) separated from the skin (11), and a conductive material (3) that is deposed using a delivery system (4) on desired areas (5) of the electrically conductive layer (1). The conductive material (3) can penetrate the electrically conductive layer (1) and any other part of the electrode underlying the desired areas (5), thus reaching the skin. The conductive material (3) creates an electrical connection between the desired areas (5) of the electrically conductive layer (1) and the skin. Therefore, the shape of the desired areas (5) electrically connected with the skin, can be customized by the user deposing (or “drawing”) the conductive material (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE (EPFL)
    Inventors: Andrea Maesani, Andrea Biasiucci, Stefano Silvio Giovanni Varricchio
  • Patent number: 11145800
    Abstract: A multilayer pyroelectric element includes: a laminate body constituted by multiple pyroelectric body layers laminated in their thickness direction; internal electrode layers which are provided between the pyroelectric body layers, and one ends of which extend to the outer peripheries of the adjoining pyroelectric body layers; and external electrodes that connect the alternate internal electrode layers together at the one ends, wherein “x1>x3 AND x2>x3” are satisfied wherein x1 is a distance between a pair of first faces crossing at right angles with the laminating direction of the pyroelectric body layers, x2 is a distance between a pair of second faces crossing at right angles with the first faces and running parallel with the laminating direction of the pyroelectric body layers, and x3 a is a distance between a pair of third faces crossing at right angles with the first faces and also with the second faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN., CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Yuuhei Ueyama, Hiroyuki Shimizu, Yukihiro Konishi
  • Patent number: 11114689
    Abstract: Provided are a solid electrolyte composition containing a sulfide-based inorganic solid electrolyte, an active material having a surface coated with an oxide having an ion conductivity, and a dispersion medium, in which the dispersion medium includes a specific polar dispersion medium, a solid electrolyte-containing sheet having a layer containing a sulfide-based inorganic solid electrolyte, an active material having a surface coated with an oxide having an ion conductivity, and a specific polar dispersion medium, an all-solid state secondary battery, and methods for manufacturing a solid electrolyte-containing sheet and an all-solid state secondary battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Masaomi Makino, Tomonori Mimura
  • Patent number: 11114664
    Abstract: A method for producing positive active material particles includes a contacting step of bringing a phosphate compound solution prepared into contact with untreated positive active material particles, the phosphate compound solution being prepared by dissolving phosphate compound into a first dispersion medium. The phosphate compound is at least one of inorganic phosphoric acid, a salt of inorganic phosphoric acid, organic phosphoric acid, and a salt of organic phosphoric acid. The method further includes a particle drying step, after the contacting step, of drying contacted-undried positive active material particles wetted with the phosphate compound solution to obtain positive active material particles each formed with a coating that contains phosphorus at each particle surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomohiro Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 11038157
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for manufacturing an electrode for a lithium secondary battery, including the steps of: (S1) dry mixing a conductive material and an electrode active material; (S2) dry mixing the resultant product of step (S1) with a binder to obtain electrode mixture powder; and (S3) applying the electrode mixture powder to at least one surface of a current collector. According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, electrode mixture powder is prepared without using a solvent and is applied to a current collector to provide an electrode. Thus, there is no need for a separate drying step. Therefore, the binder and conductive material coated on the surface of electrode active material cause no surface migration phenomenon. As a result, it is possible to prevent degradation of the adhesion of the electrode, and thus to prevent degradation of the performance of the lithium secondary battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventors: Cheol-Woo Kim, Jin-Young Son, Hyun-Sik Chae, Sang-Hoon Choy
  • Patent number: 11024876
    Abstract: A composite membrane that is suitable for use in an electrochemical cell, an electrochemical cell including the composite membrane, and a method of making the composite membrane. In one embodiment, the composite membrane includes a porous support and a solid electrolyte. The porous support is a unitary structure made of a polymer that is non-conductive to ions. The porous support is shaped to include a plurality of straight-through pores. The solid electrolyte has alkali ion conductivity and preferably completely fills at least some of the pores of the porous support. A variety of techniques may be used to load the solid electrolyte into the pores. According to one technique, the solid electrolyte is melted and then poured into the pores of the porous support. Upon cooling, the electrolyte re-solidifies, forming a monolithic structure within the pores of the porous support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: GINER, INC.
    Inventors: Hui Xu, Jarrod D. Milshtein, Katherine Harrison, Mario Moreira, Brian Rasimick
  • Patent number: 10889877
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of forming a treated material. The method includes providing a high-speed blender; adding a solvent and brass granules to the blender and blending at high speed until mixed; adding copper granules to the blender and mixing at high speed until mixed; adding carbon nanotubes and graphene to the blender and mixing until blended. The mixture of solvent, brass granules, copper granules, carbon granules, carbon nanotubes, and graphene are added to an additional mixture of brass and copper and mixed until all of the granules are uniformly saturated. The mixture is then dried to a powder. Thereafter, the dry powder may be added to ferrous or nonferrous metal(s) in a high temperature crucible and then heated until melted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Bourque Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: John M. Bourque
  • Patent number: 10868330
    Abstract: A method of preparing a solid electrolyte includes preparing a mixed powder with a sulfur powder, a phosphorus powder and a lithium powder. The sulfur in the sulfur powder, the phosphorus in the phosphorus powder, and the lithium in the lithium powder are each in an elemental form. The mixed powder is milled to obtain an amorphous powder. The method includes heat-treating the amorphous powder to form a crystallized solid electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ju Young Sung, Jae Min Lim, Yong Jun Jang
  • Patent number: 10818975
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a method for the production of an all-solid-state battery using an alloy-based negative electrode active material in which it is possible to suppress degradation in performance of the all-solid-state battery during actual use while the restraint pressure during actual use of the all-solid-state battery is relatively small. [Solving Means] The method for producing an all-solid-state battery of the present disclosure produces an all-solid-state battery having a battery laminate comprising a positive electrode current collector layer, a positive electrode active material layer, a solid electrolyte layer, a negative electrode active material layer, and a negative electrode current collector layer laminated in this order, wherein the battery laminate is restrained in the lamination direction by an actual use restraint member. The negative electrode active material layer contains particles of an alloy-based negative electrode active material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mitsutoshi Otaki, Norihiro Ose, Shigenori Hama
  • Patent number: 10811680
    Abstract: A battery comprises electrodes formed from the same metal oxide and an electrolyte solution comprising a source of cations which can be intercalated into the metal oxide. The battery can store electrical charge by connecting one of the electrodes to an external power source to reduce at least some of the metal atoms in the metal oxide forming the electrode from a higher to a lower oxidation state through the uptake of intercalating cations from the electrolyte and thereby create a potential difference between the electrodes, which electrical charge can be discharged by electrically connecting the electrodes. The electrodes are preferably formed from a multi-valent transition metal oxide, such as a tungsten, vanadium, cobalt or molybdenum oxide, more preferably tungsten trioxide. The intercalating cations are preferably protons and the electrolyte an acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Enocell Limited
    Inventor: Donald MacPhee
  • Patent number: 10773475
    Abstract: This process for producing a thermoplastic composite part by laying of at least one thermoplastic composite layer on a tool includes laying on the tool a hardened first ply before the laying of the thermoplastic composite layer. The first ply is produced beforehand to the shape of the tool and includes a first material able to experience an attractive force when it is subjected to a magnetic field, and/or to an electrical potential difference, and includes a second material of a thermoplastic resin that is chemically compatible with the resin of the thermoplastic composite layer. The first ply is clamped to the tool by the effect of a magnetic field, and/or of an electrical potential difference, established at the level of the tool. In one form of implementation, the first ply is produced on a first-ply mold that is preferably of convex shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus SAS
    Inventor: Eric Soccard
  • Patent number: 10767290
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fibrous tape comprising fused polymeric fibers, said fibrous tape having a tape thickness and a tape width and being characterized by a coefficient of variation (CV) of the tape thickness across the tape width of at most 6%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Roelof Marissen, Koen van Putten, Antoon Maria Verspagen
  • Patent number: 10727502
    Abstract: A composite membrane includes an ion-conductive polymer layer; and a plurality of gas blocking inorganic particles non-continuously aligned on the ion-conductive polymer layer, wherein the composite membrane has a radius of curvature of about 10 millimeters or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wonsung Choi, Hyunjin Kim
  • Patent number: 10651474
    Abstract: A lithium secondary battery has a positive electrode, an electrolyte containing lithium ions, and a negative electrode current collector having a surface on which a lithium metal or a lithium alloy is deposited/dissolved. In the surface of the negative electrode current collector, a group comprising at least one region whose principal crystal plane is a close-packed plane of the crystal structure or an off plane having an off-angle of 20° or less with respect to the close-packed plane occupies the largest area among three or four groups each comprising at least one region having a principal crystal plane three of whose Miller indices are each represented by 0 or 1 or an off-plane having an off-angle of 20° or less with respect to the principal crystal plane, the principal crystal plane being different for each of the three or four groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Ujihara, Kohei Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10590247
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of films of conductive polymers, by the technique so-called roll-to-roll, which allows to obtain freestanding films having advantageous features such as toughness, flexibility, ability to adhere to different substrates, a submicron thickness and a very high ratio surface area/thickness; the present films are suitable for use in several technological applications, in particular for the development of biosensors, and in the production of flexible electronic components with large surface, suitable for wearable devices and also intended for contacting skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
    Inventors: Francesco Greco, Alessandra Zucca, Barbara Mazzolai, Shinji Takeoka, Kento Yamagishi, Toshinori Fujie, Virgilio Mattoli
  • Patent number: 10418657
    Abstract: The present embodiment describes a method of forming different layers in a solid oxide fuel cell. The method begins by preparing slurries which are then delivered to a spray nozzle. The slurries are then atomized and sprayed subsequently onto a support to produce a layer which is then dried. In this embodiment different layers can comprise an anode, an electrolyte and a cathode. Also the support can be a metal or a metal oxide which is later removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Ying Liu, Mingfei Liu, David M. Bierschenk, Ting He
  • Patent number: 10399854
    Abstract: A silicon nitride powder having a specific surface area of 4.0 to 9.0 m2/g, a ? phase proportion of less than 40 mass %, and an oxygen content of 0.20 to 0.95 mass %, wherein a frequency distribution curve obtained by measuring a volume-based particle size distribution by a laser diffraction scattering method has two peaks, peak tops of the peaks are present respectively at 0.4 to 0.7 ?m and 1.5 to 3.0 ?m, a ratio of frequencies of the peak tops ((frequency of the peak top in a particle diameter range of 0.4 to 0.7 ?m)/(frequency of the peak top in a particle diameter range of 1.5 to 3.0 ?m)) is 0.5 to 1.5, and a ratio D50/DBET (?m/?m) of a median diameter D50 (?m) determined by the measurement of particle size distribution to a specific surface area-equivalent diameter DBET (?m) calculated from the specific surface area is 3.5 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Ube Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Yamao, Michio Honda, Shinsuke Jida
  • Patent number: 10379654
    Abstract: Nanocomposite sensing materials are formulated with low aspect ratio conductive fillers with close to or higher than percolation threshold in a low Poisson's Ratio matrix binder with a high gauge factor, low temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR), low temperature coefficient of gauge factor (TCGF), and low hysteresis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Hao Li
  • Patent number: 10347669
    Abstract: A flexible display device and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. The method includes providing a rigid sheet having cutting streets, forming a protective pattern on the rigid sheet, the protective pattern covering the cutting streets, and forming a flexible substrate including a reserved region and an unreserved region on the rigid sheet provided with the protective pattern, where the flexible substrate covers the protective pattern, and boundaries between the reserved region and the unreserved region are within regions occupied by the cutting streets. The method further includes fabricating a display component on the flexible substrate in the reserved region, and cutting the flexible substrate along the cutting streets, removing the unreserved region of the flexible substrate and reserving the reserved region of the flexible substrate, incisions caused by cutting being within a region of the protective pattern, and separating the cut flexible substrate from the rigid sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chunyan Xie, Mingche Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10335922
    Abstract: A method for forming track(s) on low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) substrate, the method comprising the steps of, forming a layer of coating material on an operative face of the LTCC substrate, disposing a stencil on the layer of coating material thereby covering a selected portion of the layer of coating material while leaving exposed a portion of the layer of coating material corresponding to the track(s) to be formed and forming an assembly of the LTCC substrate, the layer of coating material and the stencil, eroding the exposed portion of the layer of coating material by propelling an abrasive material using a blasting gun towards the assembly on the face on which the layer of coating material is formed and the stencil is disposed and separating the stencil from the abraded assembly, wherein the abrasive material has a composition that is compatible with that of the LTCC substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: DIRECTOR GENERAL, CENTRE FOR MATERIALS FOR ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Girish Phatak, Shrikant Kulkarni, Vijaya Giramkar, Shany Joseph
  • Patent number: 10305092
    Abstract: A method of preparing a positive electrode active material-solid electrolyte complex for an all-solid-state lithium sulfur battery includes mixing a sulfide based solid electrolyte, which includes Li2S and P2S5, and a positive electrode active material to prepare a mixture; milling the mixture to amorphize the mixture; and heat-treating the amorphized mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Industry-University Cooperation Foundation Hanyang University
    Inventors: Kyoung Jin Jeong, Hee Yeon Ryu, Min Yong Eom, Dong Wook Shin
  • Patent number: 10297363
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition for forming a conductive pattern and a resin structure having a conductive pattern, wherein the composition makes it possible to form a fine conducive pattern on various polymer resin products or resin layers through a simple process, and can more effectively meet needs of the art, such as displaying various colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin Hee Jun, Dae Ki Lee, Se Hui Sohn, Han Nah Jeong, Cheol-Hee Park, Chee-Sung Park, Jae Hyun Kim, Ha Na Lee
  • Patent number: 10239792
    Abstract: A method of forming composition-modified barium titanate ceramic particulate includes mixing a plurality of precursor materials and a precipitant solution to form an aqueous suspension. The plurality of precursors include barium nitrate, titanium chelate, and a metal or oxometal chelate. The precipitant solution includes tetraalkylammonium hydroxide and tetraalkylammonium oxalate. The method further includes treating the aqueous suspension at a temperature of at least 150° C. and a pressure of at least 200 psi, and separating particulate from the aqueous suspension after treating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: EESTOR, INC.
    Inventors: Richard D. Weir, Carl W. Nelson
  • Patent number: 10121566
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a composition for forming a conductive pattern that enables formation of fine conductive pattern on various polymer resin products or resin layers by a simplified process, and more effectively fulfills requirements of the art such as realization of various colors and the like, and a resin structure having a conductive pattern. The composition for forming a conductive pattern comprises a polymer resin; and a non-conductive metal compound including a first metal and a second metal, having a NASICON crystal structure represented by the following Chemical Formula 1, wherein a metal nucleus including the first metal or an ion thereof is formed from the non-conductive metal compound by electromagnetic irradiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Han Nah Jeong, Cheol-Hee Park, Sang Yun Jung, Jae Jin Kim, Chee-Sung Park, Jae Hyun Kim, Shin Hee Jun
  • Patent number: 10106672
    Abstract: A heat conductive sheet is provided in which the frequency of contact between fibrous fillers is high. In the heat conductive sheet, the exposed ends of fibrous fillers do not remain exposed and are embedded into the sheet, and it is unnecessary to apply a load that may interfere with the normal operation of a heat generating body and a heat dissipator to the heat generating body and the heat dissipator when the heat conductive sheet is disposed therebetween. The heat conductive sheet contains fibrous fillers and a binder resin, and the ratio of the fibrous fillers that are not oriented in the direction of the thickness of the heat conductive sheet in all the fibrous fillers is 45 to 95%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Aramaki, Takuhiro Ishii
  • Patent number: 10090529
    Abstract: Process for the fabrication and manufacture of highly porous open-cell structures using templates that are formed by mechanical pressing, injection molding, sintering, or any combination thereof. The processing scheme includes coating, filling or depositing a material on, or inside the porous template. The highly porous structure results after the selective removal of the template and can be used for various applications such as electrochemical energy storage devices including high power and high-energy lithium-ion batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: XERION ADVANCED BATTERY CORP.
    Inventors: Kevin A. Arpin, John D. Busbee, Hailong Ning, Thuy D. Dang, Justin Lenoff, Huigang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10072350
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a silicon ingot having uniform phosphorus concentration. The method includes at least the steps of: (i) providing a quasi-uniform molten silicon bath containing at least phosphorus; and (ii) proceeding to the directional solidification of the silicon, wherein a speed (VI) for solidifying the silicon and a rate (JLV) of evaporation of the phosphorus at the liquid/vapor interface of the bath are controlled such that, at each moment of the directional solidification, the following equation is verified: VI=k?/(2?k) (E), wherein k? is the phosphorus transfer coefficient, and k is the distribution coefficient of the phosphorus in the silicon. Also relates to a silicon ingot having uniform phosphorus concentration across a height of at least 20 cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT À L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Garandet, Malek Benmansour, Anis Jouini, David Pelletier
  • Patent number: 10034410
    Abstract: A support apparatus is configured to support electronic components. The support apparatus includes a tray and a plurality of recessed structures. The tray has a cavity therein and at least one intake hole communicated with the cavity. The recessed structures are disposed on the tray and recessed toward the cavity. Each of the recessed structures is configured to accommodate at least a part of a corresponding one of the electronic components and includes a support surface and a plurality of first spacers. The support surface has an exhaust hole communicated with the cavity. The first spacers are disposed on the support surface of a corresponding one of the recessed structures. When a corresponding one of the electronic components is supported on the first spacers, any adjacent two of the first spacers and the corresponding electronic component form a first flow channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: CHROMA ATE INC.
    Inventors: Sheng-Chin Chuang, Kuei-Wen Lien, Chung-Lin Liu, Ming-Ju Chuang, Hsiu-Wei Kuo, Ming-Hui Wang, Chih-Hsien Wang
  • Patent number: 9944840
    Abstract: A method of producing a heat conductive sheet includes: a step (A) of dispersing a fibrous filler and a spherical filler in a binder resin to prepare a heat conductive sheet-forming composition; a step (B) of forming a molded block using the prepared heat conductive sheet-forming composition; a step (C) of slicing the formed molded block to a desired thickness to form a sheet; and a step (D) of pressing the sliced surface of the formed sheet, the sliced surface being pressed such that the thermal resistance value of the sheet after pressing becomes lower than the thermal resistance value of the sheet before pressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keisuke Aramaki
  • Patent number: 9902814
    Abstract: A composition for preparing an organic/inorganic hybrid poly(amide-imide) copolymer including a poly(amide-imide) copolymer, a poly(amide-amic acid) copolymer, or a poly(amide-imide/amic acid) copolymer including a structural unit represented by Chemical Formula 1; and a structural unit represented by Chemical Formula 2, a structural unit represented by Chemical Formula 3, or a combination thereof, and a polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane including a functional group capable of forming a hydrogen bond: wherein in Chemical Formulae 1 to 3, A, B, D, and E are the same as defined in the detailed description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyunjeong Jeon, Sang Soo Jee, Hongkyoon Choi, Byunghee Sohn, Kyeong-Sik Ju
  • Patent number: 9903031
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing an electrolytic electrode, the method capable of appropriately controlling the amount of an electrode catalyst component as desired and also capable of manufacturing a high-performance electrolytic electrode in a cost-effective and efficient way without affecting the electrode performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: DE NORA PERMELEC LTD
    Inventor: Atsumi Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 9873212
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the treatment of technical textiles based on thermoplastic fibers and comprising a coating, such as, in particular, airbags, using the principle of centrifugal decanting to separate the fiber residues and the coating material. The invention also relates to a process for the manufacture of a thermoplastic composition, in particular for molding, obtained by use of the fiber residues as obtained and optionally of reinforcing fillers. The distinguishing feature of this invention is based on the preparation of the fabric devoid of coating, thus resulting in formulations with elevated mechanical performances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Rhodia Operations
    Inventor: Charlotte Basire
  • Patent number: 9831153
    Abstract: A heat dissipating device is provided for reducing the high production costs of conventional heat dissipating devices. The heat dissipating device is mounted on a heat generating object and includes a heat conductive base having a plurality of insertion holes. At least one heat generating region is formed in a contact area between the heat conductive base and a heat source of the heat generating object. A plurality of heat dissipating columns is disposed in the at least one heat generating region and is respectively inserted into and positioned in the plurality of insertion holes. Each heat dissipating column includes a heat conductive silicone layer disposed on an outer periphery thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Metal Industries Research & Development Centre
    Inventors: Chia-Hung Huang, Chih-Peng Wang, Sung-Mao Chiu, Chun-Chieh Wang, Chia-Min Wei
  • Patent number: 9831499
    Abstract: The present invention relates to zinc electrode and to methods of producing zinc electrode and particularly to a method of producing zinc electrode providing dimensional/geometrical stability during a battery charge/discharge operation. The invention provides methods of use of batteries comprising the zinc electrode of this invention. Applications of batteries of this invention include electric vehicles, portable electronics and drones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: PHINERGY LTD.
    Inventors: Ernst Khasin, Dekel Tzidon
  • Patent number: 9821397
    Abstract: Problem Precoating methods for previously adhering solder to areas to be soldered of a workpiece for an electronic part such as a printed circuit board, a chip part, or a wafer include the plating method, the hot leveling method, the solder paste method, the solder ball method, and the like. In these conventional precoating methods, solder did not uniformly adhere to areas to be soldered, solder did not completely adhere, and much equipment and time were required. The present invention provides a method which can perform precoating with uniform application and without the occurrence of defects using simple equipment and a workpiece to which solder is uniformly adhered. Means for Solving the Problem In the present invention, an excess amount of solder powder is dispersed atop an adhesive applied to a substrate, and then excess solder powder which is not adhered to the adhesive is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: SENJU METAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeo Kuramoto, Kaichi Tsuruta
  • Patent number: 9660241
    Abstract: A method is provided for forming a sodium-containing particle electrolyte structure. The method provides sodium-containing particles (e.g., NASICON), dispersed in a liquid phase polymer, to form a polymer film with sodium-containing particles distributed in the polymer film. The liquid phase polymer is a result of dissolving the polymer in a solvent or melting the polymer in an extrusion process. In one aspect, the method forms a plurality of polymer film layers, where each polymer film layer includes sodium-containing particles. For example, the plurality of polymer film layers may form a stack having a top layer and a bottom layer, where with percentage of sodium-containing particles in the polymer film layers increasing from the bottom layer to the top layer. In another aspect, the sodium-containing particles are coated with a dopant. A sodium-containing particle electrolyte structure and a battery made using the sodium-containing particle electrolyte structure are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Long Wang, Yuhao Lu, Jong-Jan Lee, Sean Vail
  • Patent number: 9620664
    Abstract: A tool useful in the manufacture of a semiconductor is disclosed. A mold is providing having an interior defining a planar capillary space. A coating substantially covers at least the planar capillary space of the graphite member. The coating is substantially non-reactive to silicon at temperatures greater than approximately 1420 degrees Centigrade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Mossey Creek Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: John Carberry
  • Patent number: 9608268
    Abstract: A battery structure is provided for making alkali ion and alkaline-earth ion batteries. The battery has a hexacyanometallate cathode, a non-metal anode, and non-aqueous electrolyte. A method is provided for forming the hexacyanometallate battery cathode and non-metal battery anode prior to the battery assembly. The cathode includes hexacyanometallate particles overlying a current collector. The hexacyanometallate particles have the chemical formula A?n?AmM1xM2y(CN)6, and have a Prussian Blue hexacyanometallate crystal structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuhao Lu, Jong-Jan Lee, Motoaki Nishijima, Seizoh Kakimoto
  • Patent number: 9595399
    Abstract: The present invention provides a solid-state ion capacitor. In the solid-state ion capacitor, the particle number in the thickness direction of the solid electrolyte sandwiched between the electrodes was at least 1 and the average particle number was 80 or less. Further, the solid electrolyte includes particles with D10˜D90 in the particle diameters of particle size distribution of 0.5 ?m or more and 100 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignees: TDK CORPORATION, ENERGY STORAGE MATERIALS LLC
    Inventors: Teiichi Tanaka, Takeo Tsukada, Takaaki Tsurumi
  • Patent number: 9450231
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing a positive electrode that is made up of a composite material containing at least one active positive electrode made of iron and phosphate and at least one water-soluble polymer having ionic conduction properties in the presence of a lithium salt, said method comprising at least one step for mixing ingredients of the composite material through extrusion so as to obtain an extruded composite material and wherein said extrusion step is carried out by means of a co-kneader or extruder in the presence of an aqueous solvent and at a temperature from 20° to 95° C. The invention also relates to the positive electrode obtained according to said method, to the use of said electrode for manufacturing a lithium battery, and to the lithium battery having such electrode built therein. The electrode is particularly characterized in that it contains a level of active material greater than 60 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: BLUE SOLUTIONS
    Inventors: Sophie Madray, Marc Deschamps, Stéphane Kerdranvat
  • Patent number: 9416486
    Abstract: Provided is a water and oil repellent composition that provides water and oil repellency that is excellent for base materials such as textile products, and is excellent for preventing adhesion of polymers on rolls during processing. The present invention involves a method for manufacturing a fluorine-containing polymer comprising a first polymer formed from a first monomer, and a second polymer formed from a second monomer. The manufacturing method includes: (I) a step for obtaining the first polymer by polymerizing the first monomer; and (II) a step for obtaining the second polymer by preparing and polymerizing the second monomer in the presence of the first polymer. The first monomer and/or the second monomer includes a fluorine-containing monomer (a), and both the first monomer and the second monomer include a halogenated olefin (b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignees: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., NISSIN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Ryousuke Hara, Rumi Kawabe, Ikuo Yamamoto, Yuji Gama, Nobuyuki Takahata, Yasuhiro Mitta
  • Patent number: 9370096
    Abstract: Provided are conducting polymer nanofibers, methods of making conducting polymer nanofibers, and uses thereof. The conducting polymer nanofibers can be formed by, for example, electrospinning, force spinning, and centrifugal spinning using a spinning dope. The conducting polymer nanofibers can be used in devices, such as a radiation detecting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Cornell University
    Inventors: Margaret Frey, Daehwan Cho, SangGap Lee, Chae Un Kim, Nikolas Hoepker, Mark W. Tate, Meryem Oznur Pehlivaner Kara
  • Patent number: 9236599
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a low cost, high performance electrode for energy storage devices and energy storage systems and a method for making same is disclosed, where a flexible binder is mixed with partial active and conductive materials in the electrode formulation and activated by mixing with a minimum amount of solvent it is then mixed with the remaining active and conductive materials and the binder is uniformly deposited on to the active and conductive particles by high speed mixing. The active and conductive particles deposited with activated binder particles are then pressed together to form free standing electrode film. High performance and low cost products, such as free standing electrode films, laminated electrodes, ultracapacitors, lithium-ion capacitors, batteries, fuel cells and hybrid cells which are the combination of the above devices, and the energy storage system or the system blocks, such as modules, can be manufactured using this process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Inventor: Linda Zhong
  • Patent number: 9236352
    Abstract: A semiconductor wafer has a plurality of semiconductor die. A peripheral region is formed around the die. An insulating material is formed in the peripheral region. A portion of the insulating material is removed to form a through hole via (THV). A conductive material is deposited in the THV to form a conductive THV. A conductive layer is formed between the conductive THV and contact pads of the semiconductor die. A noise absorbing material is deposited in the peripheral region between the conductive THV to isolate the semiconductor die from intra-device interference. The noise absorbing material extends through the peripheral region from a first side of the semiconductor die to a second side of the semiconductor die. The noise absorbing material has an angular, semi-circular, or rectangular shape. The noise absorbing material can be dispersed in the peripheral region between the conductive THV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: STATS ChipPAC, Ltd.
    Inventors: Reza A. Pagaila, Byung Tai Do, Shuangwu Huang, Nathapong Suthiwongsunthorn, Dioscoro Merilo
  • Patent number: 9190687
    Abstract: MEA 7-layer assemblies with gasket, comprising: a film of ionomeric membrane (3), containing functional acid groups —SO3H and/or —COOH, having in at least one direction, called direction x, a size variation lower than 0.08%; two GDL sheets (1) and (2) in porous material having on one surface an electrocatalytic layer, not shown in the Figures, of which: the first sheet DGL (1) is coextensive with the membrane (3) surface, positioned so as to overlap thereto; the second sheet GDL (2), having a lower width but the same length of the film of membrane (3), measured in the x direction; the two sheets (1) and (2) placed so that the electrocatalytic layer comes into contact, respectively, with each of the two membrane faces; a gasket positioned according to a frame shape along the assembly perimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: SOLVAY SOLEXIS S.P.A.
    Inventors: Vincenzo Arcella, Luca Merlo, Alessandro Ghielmi
  • Patent number: 9109104
    Abstract: There is provided a resin composition affording a melt-molded article having excellent gas barrier properties and flex crack resistance. The present invention relates to a resin composition comprising a polyvinyl alcohol resin (A) having a 1,2-diol structural unit represented by the following general formula (1), a styrene-based thermoplastic elastomer (B), and a polyamide graft block copolymer (C) containing a polymer block of an aromatic vinyl compound and a polymer block of an olefinic compound in a main chain and having a graft chain composed of a polyamide: wherein each of R1, R2, and R3 independently represents a hydrogen atom or an organic group, X represents a single bond or a linking chain, and each of R4, R5, and R6 independently represents a hydrogen atom or an organic group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: THE NIPPON SYNTHETIC CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuo Shibutani, Kaoru Inoue, Norihito Sakai
  • Patent number: 9089715
    Abstract: Methods of forming a feedthrough using a mold that defines a cavity when closed and includes one or more cores configured to move in and out of the mold cavity. The methods include injecting non-electrically conductive powder injection molding (PIM) feedstock into the mold cavity to form an insulative body around a portion of each of the cores disposed in the mold cavity, removing each of the cores from the insulative body to form one or more core cavities in the insulative body, injecting electrically conductive PIM feedstock into the core cavities to form one or more conductors in the core cavities, respectively, and sintering the insulative body and the conductors to form the feedthrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: SALUDA MEDICAL PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: John L. Parker, David Robinson, David Thomas, Mark Fretz
  • Publication number: 20150147647
    Abstract: The present invention related to an electrochemical cell comprising an anode of a Group IA metal and a cathode of a composite material prepared from a combination of vanadium oxide and either a copper or a silver oxide and the other of a copper or a silver nitrate. The cathode material of the present invention provides an increased gravimetric energy density over the cathode active materials of the prior art along with an increased pulse voltage delivery capacity. This makes the cathode material of the present invention particularly useful for implantable medical applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Hong Gan, Joseph Lehnes, Weibing Xing
  • Publication number: 20150146355
    Abstract: Embodiments relate generally to wearable electrical and electronic hardware, computer software, wired and wireless network communications, and to wearable/mobile computing devices. More specifically, various embodiments are directed to, for example, aligning a flexible substrate and/or components thereof during fabrication to enhance reliability. In one example, a method includes forming a framework that includes, for example, a portion (e.g., an anchor portion) configured to couple to a flexible substrate, the portion having a neutral axis. Also, the method may include forming a flexible substrate that includes a supported flex region including conductors and one or more rigid regions configured to receive one or more components. A rigid region might include an encapsulated rigid region. The method further may also include aligning the encapsulated rigid region at an angle to the neutral axis, and molding over the encapsulated rigid region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: AliphCom
    Inventors: Dileep Goyal, Mihai Ionescu, Hari N. Chakravarthula