Forming Electrical Articles By Shaping Electroconductive Material Patents (Class 264/104)
  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Inventor: Keisuke Aramaki
  • 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
    Inventor: Atsumi Takeuchi
  • 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
    Inventors: Hyunjeong Jeon, Sang Soo Jee, Hongkyoon Choi, Byunghee Sohn, Kyeong-Sik Ju
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
    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
    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
    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: 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: 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: 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
    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
    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
  • Publication number: 20150131251
    Abstract: This process for manufacturing an electrically conductive member for an electronic component comprises the following steps: providing a structure comprising at least one blind hole having a bottom and at least one internal lateral flank connected to said bottom via a base of said lateral flank; forming the member, this forming step comprising a step of growing an electrically conductive material in order to form at least one portion of the member in the blind hole, said growth being faster at the base of the lateral flank of the blind hole than on the rest of said lateral flank, said member when formed comprising a cavity arranged at that end of said member which is located opposite the bottom of the blind hole, said cavity being entirely or partially bordered by a rim.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Jean Brun, Abdelhak Hassaine, Jean-Marie Quemper, Régis Taillefer
  • Publication number: 20150125755
    Abstract: Composite particles for electrochemical device electrode comprising a first particle-shaped binder with a glass transition temperature of 5° C. or less, a second particle-shaped binder with a glass transition temperature of 10 to 80° C. and with a gel content of 70 wt % or more, and an electrode active material, wherein a ratio of content of said second particle-shaped binder is 30 to 95 wt % in the total binder which is contained in said composite particles for electrochemical device electrode, are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Takuya Ishii
  • Publication number: 20150123298
    Abstract: A method for the preparation of a composite material having a pre-designed structure and properties according to the intended use of said composite material is provided. The method includes generating data for dispensing two or more different interface materials having different properties into at least two different phases; selectively depositing said two or more different interface materials having different properties from two or more corresponding dispensers to form layers according to the data generated, each interface material being dispensed from a different dispenser to form at least two different phases of interface materials; and curing or solidifying the dispensed layers to obtain a composite material with pre-designed structure and properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Eduardo NAPADENSKY
  • Publication number: 20150118561
    Abstract: There is provided a process for preparing a crystalline electrode material, the process comprising: providing a liquid bath comprising the electrode material in a melted state; and introducing a precursor of the electrode material into the liquid bath, wherein the electrode material comprises lithium, a metal and phosphate. There is also provided a crystalline electrode material, comprising lithium substituted by less than 0.1 atomic of Na or K; Fe and/or Mn, substituted by less than 0.1 atomic ratio of: (a) Mg, Ca, Al and B, (b) Nb, Zr, Mo, V and Cr, (c) Fe(III), or (d) any combinations thereof; and PO4, substituted by less than 20% atomic weight of an oxyanion selected from SO4, SiO4, BO4, P2O7, and any combinations thereof, the material being in the form of particles having a non-carbon and non-olivine phase on at least a portion of the surface thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Michel Gauthier, Dean MacNeil, Joseph Wontcheu, Patrice Chartrand, Guoxian Liang
  • Publication number: 20150116909
    Abstract: There is provided a tantalum capacitor including: a capacitor body containing tantalum powder and having a tantalum wire exposed to one end thereof; a positive electrode lead frame including a positive electrode terminal part and a positive electrode connection part formed by upwardly bending a portion of the positive electrode terminal part from the outside toward the inside and connected to the tantalum wire; a negative electrode lead frame having the capacitor body mounted thereon; and a molded part formed to enclose the capacitor body while exposing a lower surface of the positive electrode terminal part of the positive electrode lead frame and a lower surface of the negative electrode lead frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Sung Ho KWAK, Hun Chol JUNG, Jeong Oh HONG, Sung Soo CHA, Hee Dong MYUNG, Hee Sung CHOI
  • Publication number: 20150119479
    Abstract: A method of making a reconfigurable three-dimensional shape includes the following steps: (i) moving multiple print heads in three dimensions relative to a printing surface, where the print heads include a conductor print head and a polymer print head; (ii) depositing a conductive material from the conductor print head; and (iii) depositing a shape-memory polymer from the polymer print head. The depositing steps form a volumetric shape of a shape-memory polymer, capable of changing shape, with a conductive material capable of acting as a heating element integrally formed in the volumetric shape. The method can further include the steps of heating the shape-memory polymer above a transition temperature, changing the shape of the volumetric shape following the heating step, and then allowing the shape-memory polymer to cool below the transition temperature to fix the new volumetric shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Frederick B. Koehler, Terry M. Sanderson
  • Publication number: 20150118599
    Abstract: A method of fabricating composite filaments is provided. An initial composite filament including a core and a cladding (such as a Pt-group metal) is cut into smaller pieces (or is first mechanically reduced and then cut into smaller pieces). The smaller pieces of the filaments are inserted into a metal matrix, and the entire structure is then further reduced mechanically in a series of reduction steps. The process can be repeated until the desired cross sectional dimension of the filaments is achieved. The matrix can then be chemically removed to isolate the final composite filaments with the cladding thickness down to the nanometer range. The process allows the organization and integration of filaments of different sizes, compositions, and functionalities into arrays suitable for various applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Joze Bevk
  • Publication number: 20150118565
    Abstract: A novel lithium battery cathode, a lithium ion battery using the same and processes and preparation thereof are disclosed. The battery cathode is formed by force spinning. Fiber spinning allows for the formation of core-shell materials using material chemistries that would be incompatible with prior spinning techniques. A fiber spinning apparatus for forming a coated fiber and a method of forming a coated fiber are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: The Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Nelson S. Bell, Nancy A. Missert, Karen Lozano, Yatinkumar N. Rane
  • Publication number: 20150111449
    Abstract: We report a method of preparation of highly elastic graphene oxide films, and their transformation into graphene oxide fibers and electrically conductive graphene fibers by spinning. Methods typically include: 1) oxidation of graphite to graphene oxide, 2) preparation of graphene oxide slurry with high solid contents and residues of sulfuric acid impurities. 3) preparation of large area films by bar-coating or dropcasting the graphene oxide dispersion and drying at low temperature. 4) spinning the graphene oxide film into a fiber, and 5) thermal or chemical reduction of the graphene oxide fiber into an electrically conductive graphene fiber. The resulting films and fiber have excellent mechanical properties, improved morphology as compared with current graphene oxide fibers, high electrical conductivity upon thermal reduction, and improved field emission properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Rodolfo Cruz-Silva, Aaron Morelos, Mauricio Terrones, Ana Laura Elias, Nestor Perea-Lopez, Morinobu Endo
  • Publication number: 20150108413
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer possessing a linear backbone selected from the homopolymers belonging to the family of polyfluorenes, polycarbazoles, polyanilines, polyphenylenes, polyisothionaphthenes, polyacetylenes, polyphenylene vinylenes, and copolymers thereof, said backbone bearing at least one side group possessing at least one nitroxide function. It also relates to an electrode material, an electrode and a lithium secondary battery obtained from such a polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Thibaut Gutel, Yann Kervella, Lionel Picard, Jean-Benoit Denis
  • Patent number: 9012770
    Abstract: Optoelectronic devices and thin-film semiconductor compositions and methods for making same are disclosed. The methods provide for the synthesis of the disclosed composition. The thin-film semiconductor compositions disclosed herein have a unique configuration that exhibits efficient photo-induced charge transfer and high transparency to visible light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Mircea Cotlet, Hsing-Lin Wang, Hsinhan Tsai, Zhihua Xu
  • Patent number: 9012366
    Abstract: A device for the high pressure densification of superconducting wire from compacted superconductor material or superconductor precursor powder particles, has four hard metal anvils (5, 6, 7, 8) with a total length (L2) parallel to the superconducting wire, the hard metal anvils borne in external independent pressure blocks (9, 10, 11), which are in turn either fixed or connected to high pressure devices, preferably hydraulic presses. At least one of the hard metal anvils is a free moving anvil (6) having clearances of at least 0.01 mm up to 0.2 mm towards the neighboring hard metal anvils (5, 8), so that no wall friction occurs between the free moving anvil and the neighboring anvils. This allows for high critical current densities Jc at reduced pressure applied to the hard metal anvils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Bruker BioSpin AG
    Inventors: René Flükiger, Florin Buta, Carmine Senatore
  • Publication number: 20150103503
    Abstract: An injection molded product in which an electrical connection between a contact pin and an electrode pattern is sufficient, and a method of manufacturing the same, are provided. The injection molded product comprises: a base film; an electrode pattern, which is formed on the base film; an electrically conductive adhesive, which is formed on an upper surface of the electrode pattern; a contact pin, which contacts the electrically conductive adhesive, is electrically connected to the electrode pattern via the electrically conductive adhesive, and is electrically conductive; and a molded resin, which is injection molded along the base film such that the electrically conductive adhesive and part of the contact pin are embedded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Seiichi Yamazaki, Toshihiro Higashikawa, Tomohiro Matsuzaki, Masahiko Kariya
  • Publication number: 20150101742
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a Z-directed component for insertion into a mounting hole in a printed circuit board according to one example embodiment includes simultaneously extruding a plurality of materials according to the structure of the Z-directed component to form an extruded object and forming the Z-directed component from the extruded object. In one embodiment, the extruded object is divided into individual Z-directed components. In one embodiment, the timing of extrusion between predetermined sections of one of the materials is varied in order to stagger the sections in the extruded object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Keith Bryan Hardin, Zachary Charles Nathan Kratzer, Qing Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150101846
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a printed circuit board and a method of manufacturing the same. The printed circuit board according to the present invention may include: a plurality of circuit layers; and a plurality of insulating layers interposed between the plurality of circuit layers, wherein two adjacent insulating layers of the plurality of insulating layers have different thicknesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Ho Shik Kang, Jong Tae Park
  • Publication number: 20150097318
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of an interposed substrate is provided. A photoresist layer is formed on a metal carrier. The photoresist layer has plural of openings exposing a portion of the metal carrier. Plural of metal passivation pads and plural of conductive pillars are formed in the openings. The metal passivation pads cover a portion of the metal carrier exposed by openings. The conductive pillars are respectively stacked on the metal passivation pads. The photoresist layer is removed to expose another portion of the metal carrier. An insulating material layer is formed on the metal cattier. The insulating material layer covers the another portion of the metal carrier and encapsulates the conductive pillars and the metal passivation pads. An upper surface of the insulating material layer and a top surface of each conductive pillar are coplanar. The metal carrier is removed to expose a lower surface of the insulating material layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Dyi-Chung Hu, Ming-Chih Chen, Tzyy-Jang Tseng