Metal Coating Patents (Class 427/123)
  • Publication number: 20140342236
    Abstract: Articles including an array of one-dimensional or three-dimensional nanopillar arrays disposed on a substrate and methods for the formation thereof. The methods can include filling a plurality of hollow nanopillars, which are supported on a substrate, with a first conductive material and removing the plurality of hollow nanopillars to leave a plurality of vertically-aligned, epitaxial nanopillars, comprising the first conductive material, on the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Amit GOYAL
  • Publication number: 20140342228
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a lithium titanate (LTO) material for a lithium ion battery. The LTO material has hierarchical micro/nano architecture, and comprises a plurality of micron-sized secondary LTO spheres, and a plurality of pores incorporated with metal formed by a metal dopant. Each of the micron-sized secondary LTO spheres comprises a plurality of nano-sized primary LTO particles. A plurality of the nano-sized primary LTO particles is encapsulated by a non-metal layer formed by a non-metal dopant. The LTO material of the present invention has high electrical conductivity for increasing the capacity at high charging/discharging rates, and energy storage capacity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Limited
    Inventors: Chenmin LIU, Lifeng CAI, Shing Yan CHOI
  • Publication number: 20140338191
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing includes printing a first plurality of patterned ink seed layers on a first side of a substrate. A second plurality of patterned ink seed layers are printed on a second side of the substrate. The first plurality of patterned ink seed layers and the second plurality of patterned ink seed layers are electroless plated with a first conductive material. A coating is printed over the first side of the substrate. A graphic design is printed on the second side of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: UNI-PIXEL DISPLAYS, INC.
    Inventor: Robert J. Petcavich
  • Patent number: 8889218
    Abstract: A foam mount has a shape of an enclosed frame surrounding an open area, the frame in cross section having a peripheral surface; an inside surface opposite to the peripheral surface, the inside surface defining the open area. The inside surface includes a groove having an open end and the open end of the groove faces the open area of the foam mount. A coating is applied over selected surfaces of the foam mount, wherein the coating has a visible light transmission of less than 15%. Also disclosed is a method of coating an electric conductive coating over the visible light blocking coating and a decorative coating over selected surfaces of the foam mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Cole Eberle, Jeffrey B. Masiwchuk, Mitchell V. Bruce, Brian L. Smith, Thomas R. Scarniac
  • Patent number: 8889471
    Abstract: For solar cell fabrication, the addition of precursors to printable media to assist etching through silicon nitride or silicon oxide layer thus affording contact with the substance underneath the nitride or oxide layer. The etching mechanism may be by molten ceramics formed in situ, fluoride-based etching, as well as a combination of the two.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Sichuan Yinhe Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ovadia Abed, Yunjun Li, James P. Novak, Samuel Kim, Patrick Ferguson
  • Publication number: 20140333484
    Abstract: This antenna (10) has an underlying print layer (2) which is upon the surface of a material (1) to be printed in a predetermined antenna pattern, and an electro-less plating layer (3) applied to the surface of the underlying print layer (2). The underlying print layer (2) is formed from an ink (2a) and a metallic powder (2b). A portion of the particles of the metallic powder (2b) are entrained within the ink layer in which the ink (2a) has been printed in a substantially uniform thickness. Some particles which are of large particle size project from the ink layer, and a portion of the ink (2a) covering the projecting portions is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: SHUHOU CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kouji Muraoka
  • Patent number: 8883046
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a conductive metal ink composition which is properly applied for roll-printing process to form conductive pattern, and the method of preparing a conductive pattern using the same. The conductive metal ink composition comprises a conductive metal powder; a non-aqueous solvent comprising a first non-aqueous solvent having a vapor pressure of 3 torr or lower at 25° C. and a second non-aqueous solvent having a vapor pressure of higher than 3 torr at 25° C.; and a coatability improving polymer and is coated for forming the conductive pattern by the roll printing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jie-Hyun Seong, Soo-Yeon Heo, Jong-Taik Lee, Kyoung-Su Jeon, Sang-Ho Kim, Ji-Young Hwang
  • Patent number: 8877320
    Abstract: A microfluidic device comprising: a substrate having a microfluidic channel, an electrically conductive feature comprising an electrically conductive layer arranged on a primer layer and positioned with reference to the microfluidic channel, wherein the primer layer comprises: (i) an organic polymer selected from the group consisting of. (a) a homopolymer or copolymer including a vinyl lactam repeating unit, (b) a cellulose ether; (c) polyvinyl alcohol; and (d) unmodified or modified gelatin; and (ii) a porous particulate material, the organic polymer being dispersed in the porous particulate material, is provided. Methods for manufacturing the microfluidic devices and their use in a number of applications are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Sony DADC Austria AG
    Inventors: Andrew John Naisby, Miguel Angel Torello Arevalo, Josef Kugler, Wolfgang Franz Reiter
  • Publication number: 20140322868
    Abstract: Some implementations provide a semiconductor device that includes a die, an under bump metallization (UBM) structure coupled to the die, and a barrier layer. The UBM structure has a first oxide property. The barrier layer has a second oxide property that is more resistant to oxide removal from a flux material than the first oxide property of the UBM structure. The barrier layer includes a top portion, a bottom portion and a side portion. The top portion is coupled to the UBM structure, and the side portion is substantially oxidized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Omar James Bchir, Milind Pravin Shah, Houssam Wafic Jomaa, Manuel Aldrete, Chin-Kwan Kim
  • Publication number: 20140311915
    Abstract: An electrode for electrochemical processes comprises a substrate of titanium or other valve metal, an intermediate protection layer based on valve metal oxides and a catalytic layer based on oxides of tin and of iridium doped with small amounts of oxides of elements selected between bismuth, antimony, tantalum and niobium. The electrode used in electrometallurgical processes, for example in the electrowinning of metals, as anode for anodic oxygen evolution presents a reduced overvoltage and a higher duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: INDUSTRIE DE NORA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Fabio Timpano, Alice Calderara
  • Publication number: 20140312002
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for forming a nanodevice. A reservoir is filled with a conductive fluid, and a membrane is formed to separate the reservoir in the nanodevice. The membrane includes an electrode layer having a tunneling junction formed therein. The membrane is formed to have a nanopore formed through one or more other layers of the membrane such that the nanopore is aligned with the tunneling junction of the electrode layer. The tunneling junction of the electrode layer is narrowed to a narrowed size by electroplating or electroless deposition. When a voltage is applied to the electrode layer, a tunneling current is generated by a base in the tunneling junction to be measured as a current signature for distinguishing the base. When an organic coating is formed on an inside surface of the tunneling junction, transient bonds are formed between the electrode layer and the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Hongbo Peng, Stephen M. Rossnagel, Ajay K. Royyuru, Gustavo A. Stolovitzky, Deqiang Wang
  • Publication number: 20140312003
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for forming a nanodevice. A reservoir is filled with a conductive fluid, and a membrane is formed to separate the reservoir in the nanodevice. The membrane includes an electrode layer having a tunneling junction formed therein. The membrane is formed to have a nanopore formed through one or more other layers of the membrane such that the nanopore is aligned with the tunneling junction of the electrode layer. The tunneling junction of the electrode layer is narrowed to a narrowed size by electroplating or electroless deposition. When a voltage is applied to the electrode layer, a tunneling current is generated by a base in the tunneling junction to be measured as a current signature for distinguishing the base. When an organic coating is formed on an inside surface of the tunneling junction, transient bonds are formed between the electrode layer and the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hongbo Peng, Stephen M. Rossnagel, Ajay K. Royyuru, Gustavo A. Stolovitzky, Deqiang Wang
  • Patent number: 8865251
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a metal nanobelt and a method of manufacturing the same, and a conductive ink composition and a conductive film including the same. The metal nanobelt can be easily manufactured at a normal temperature and pressure without requiring the application of high temperature and pressure, and also can be used to form a conductive film or conductive pattern that exhibits excellent conductivity if the conductive ink composition including the same is printed onto a substrate before a heat treatment or a drying process is carried out at low temperature. Therefore, the metal nanobelt and the conductive ink composition may be applied very appropriately for the formation of conductive patterns or conductive films for semiconductor devices, displays, solar cells in environments requiring low temperature heating. The metal nanobelt has a length of 500 nm or more, a length/width ratio of 10 or more, and a width/thickness ratio of 3 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Won-Jong Kwon, Jae-Hong Kim, Sun-Mi Jin, Sang-Uck Lee, Young-Soo Lim
  • Patent number: 8864045
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide materials and methods for forming monodisperse particles. In one embodiment, the monodisperse particles can be formed by first spraying a nanoparticle-containing dispersion into aerosol droplets and then heating the aerosol droplets in the presence of a shell precursor to form core-shell particles. By removing either the shell layer or the nanoparticle core of the core-shell particles, monodisperse nanoparticles can be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Xingmao Jiang, C. Jeffrey Brinker
  • Publication number: 20140308459
    Abstract: A biosensor is disclosed comprising a support; a conductive layer composed of an electrical conductive material such as a noble metal, for example gold or palladium, and carbon; slits parallel to and perpendicular to the side of the support; working, counter, and detecting electrodes; a spacer which covers the working, counter, and detecting electrodes on the support; a rectangular cutout in the spacer forming a specimen supply path; an inlet to the specimen supply path; a reagent layer formed by applying a reagent containing an enzyme to the working, counter, and detecting electrodes, which are exposed through the cutout in the spacer; and a cover over the spacer. The biosensor can be formed by a simple method, and provides a uniform reagent layer on the electrodes regardless of the reagent composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Shoji Miyazaki, Hiroyuki Tokunaga, Masaki Fujiwara, Eriko Yamanishi
  • Publication number: 20140302232
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for depositing materials on both side of a web while it passes a substantially vertical direction are provided. In particular embodiments, a web does not contact any hardware components during the deposition. A web may be supported before and after the deposition chamber but not inside the deposition chamber. At such support points, the web may be exposed to different conditions (e.g., temperature) than during the deposition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Amprius,Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Mosso, Ghyrn E. Loveness
  • Patent number: 8852460
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for the deposition of a film on a substrate. In general, the disclosed compositions and methods utilize a precursor containing calcium or strontium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignees: Air Liquide Electronics U.S. LP, American Air Liquide, Inc.
    Inventors: Olivier Letessier, Christian Dussarrat, Benjamin J. Feist, Vincent M. Omarjee
  • Publication number: 20140291591
    Abstract: A nanocomposite structure, including: TiO2 nanotubes; and nanoparticles uniformly formed on surfaces of the TiO2 nanotubes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Intellectual Discovery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyeong tag Jeon, Seokyoon Shin, Hagyoung Choi, Giyul Ham
  • Publication number: 20140290863
    Abstract: A ceramic member 30 according to the present invention includes a ceramic base 32, which contains a solid solution Mg(Al)O(N) in which Al and N components are dissolved in magnesium oxide as the main phase, and an electrode 34 disposed on a portion of the ceramic base 32 and containing at least one of nitrides, carbides, carbonitrides, and metals as an electrode component. The ceramic base 32 may have an XRD peak of a (111), (200), or (220) plane of Mg(Al)O(N) measured using a CiK? ray at 2?=36.9 to 39, 42.9 to 44.8, or 62.3 to 65.2 degrees, respectively, between a magnesium oxide cubic crystal peak and an aluminum nitride cubic crystal peak.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Morimichi WATANABE, Asumi JINDO, Yuji KATSUDA, Yosuke SATO, Yoshinori ISODA, Atsushi WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20140293164
    Abstract: Disclosed are a touch panel and a method for manufacturing the electrode. The touch panel includes a substrate, and a transparent electrode provided on the substrate to detect a contact position. The transparent electrode includes a metallic nanowire having a length of 30 um to 50 um. The method includes preparing a nanowire, coating the nanowire on a substrate, and curing the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun Jong Kim, Young Sun You, Kyoung Hoon Chai
  • Publication number: 20140295070
    Abstract: An electroconductive material includes a Cu or Cu alloy base member, a Cu—Sn alloy coating layer, and a Sn coating layer. The Cu—Sn alloy coating layer has a Cu content of 20 to 70 atomic %, and an average thickness of 0.2 to 3.0 ?m. The Sn coating layer has an average thickness of 0.2 to 5.0 ?m. A surface of the electroconductive material has an arithmetic average roughness Ra of at least 0.15 ?m in at least one direction along the surface and 3.0 ?m or less in all directions along the surface. The Cu—Sn alloy coating layer is partially exposed at the surface of the electroconductive material. An area ratio of the Cu—Sn alloy coating layer exposed at the surface of the electroconductive material is 3 to 75%. An average crystal grain size on a surface of the Cu—Sn alloy coating layer is less than 2 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (Kobe Steel Ltd.)
    Inventor: Masahiro TSURU
  • Publication number: 20140293485
    Abstract: A flexure for a suspension of a head gimbal assembly includes a substrate layer, a dielectric layer formed thereon, a conducting layer formed on the dielectric layer, and an insulating cover layer covered on the conducting layer, wherein at least one window is configured at a surface of the insulating cover layer thereby a portion of the conducting layer is exposed, and an antistatic adhesive is adhered to at least one side wall of the window and contacted with the conducting layer. The new structure of the flexure can avoid or eliminate electro-static discharges enduringly without dipping water. A head gimbal assembly and a disk drive unit with the same, a manufacturing method for the flexure are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: SAE Technologies Development (Dongguan) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bing Hui Li, Wei Qiang Zhou, Dong Lan Huang, Cheng Yuan Luo, Zong Qiang Yu
  • Publication number: 20140295274
    Abstract: A rechargeable lithium battery includes a non-aqueous electrolyte, a negative electrode including a silicon-based negative active material, and a positive active material including a compound represented by a Chemical Formula 1, Li1+xCo1?yMyO2, wherein, ?0.2?x?0.2, 0<y?0.2, and M includes Ni and one selected from Mn, B, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Ti, V, Cr, Fe, Cu, Al, and a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young-Ki Kim, Young-Hun Lee, Na-Leum Yoo, Na-Ri Park, Soon-Rewl Lee, Ick-Kyu Choi, Yong-Chul Park
  • Patent number: 8846162
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for a liquid-discharge head substrate including a base material provided with an energy generating element that generates energy utilized for discharging liquid, a noble metal layer including noble metal provided on a surface of the base material on energy generating element side, and a material layer provided to come into contact with the noble metal layer. The manufacturing method includes preparing the base material on which the material layer is provided, oxidizing a part of a surface of the material layer by discharging electricity in oxygen-containing gas, and providing the noble metal layer on the base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Makoto Sakurai, Ichiro Saito, Takahiro Matsui, Yuzuru Ishida
  • Publication number: 20140287251
    Abstract: This PZT-based ferroelectric thin film-forming composition comprises: a PZT precursor; a diol; one of polyvinyl pyrrolidones and a polyethylene glycol; water, and a linear monoalcohol having 6 to 12 carbon chains. In this composition, a concentration of the PZT precursor in 100 wt % of the composition is 17 wt % to 35 wt % in terms of oxides, the ratio of the diol to 100 wt % of the composition is 16 wt % to 56 wt %, the ratio of the one of the polyvinyl pyrrolidones and the polyethylene glycol to 1 mol of the PZT precursor is 0.01 mol to 0.25 mol, the ratio of the water to 1 mol of the PZT precursor is 0.5 mol to 3 mol, and the ratio of the linear monoalcohol to 100 wt % of the composition is 0.6 wt % to 10 wt %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiro Doi, Hideaki Sakurai, Nobuyuki Soyama
  • Publication number: 20140287244
    Abstract: A substrate assembly includes a first hexagonal boron nitride sheet directly bonded to a surface of a substrate, and a metal layer on the first hexagonal boron nitride sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicants: Sungkyunkwan University Foundation for Corporate Collaboration, SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyeon-jin SHIN, Sang-Woo KIM, Jin yeong LEE
  • Publication number: 20140272558
    Abstract: An electrode for a lithium-based secondary electrochemical device includes a current collector. The current collector includes a substrate having a surface defining a plurality of pores therein, and a lithium powder disposed within each of the plurality of pores. In addition, the electrode includes a cured film disposed on the current collector and formed from an electrically-conductive material. A lithium-based secondary electrochemical device including the electrode, and a method of forming the electrode are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Xingcheng Xiao, Mei Cai, Li Yang, Meng Jiang
  • Publication number: 20140272567
    Abstract: An electroactive composition includes an anodic material; a poly(arylene oxide); and stabilized lithium metal particles; where the stabilized lithium metal particles have a size less than about 200 ?m in diameter, are coated with a lithium salt, are present in an amount of about 0.1 wt % to about 5 wt %, and are dispersed throughout the composition. Lithium secondary batteries including the electroactive composition along with methods of making the electroactive composition are also discussed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Zhengcheng Zhang, Shengwen Yuan, Khalil Amine
  • Publication number: 20140270657
    Abstract: An optical communications module is provided with an EMI shielding system that comprises a resistive coating disposed on one or more inner surfaces of the module housing. The resistive coating has a thickness that is greater than or equal to one skin depth and has a resistivity that is low enough to support electrical current flow, but high enough to absorb EMI radiation of a particular wavelength or wavelength range. The combination of these features causes EMI radiation to propagate in the resistive coating due to skin effect. The resistive coating absorbs at least a portion of the EMI radiation propagating therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd
    Inventor: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20140272597
    Abstract: An electrode structure and its method of manufacture are disclosed. The disclosed electrode structures may be manufactured by depositing a first release layer on a first carrier substrate. A first protective layer may be deposited on a surface of the first release layer and a first electroactive material layer may then be deposited on the first protective layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Sion Power Corporation
    Inventors: Yuriy V. Mikhaylik, Michael G. Laramie, John Joseph Christopher Kopera
  • Publication number: 20140272564
    Abstract: Provided herein are energy storage device cathodes with high capacity electrochemically active material including compounds that include iron, fluorine, sulfur, and optionally oxygen. Batteries with active materials including a compound of the formula FeFaSbOc exhibit high capacity, high specific energy, high average discharge voltage, and low hysteresis, even when discharged at high rates. Iron, fluorine, and sulfur-containing compounds may be ionically and electronically conductive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: QuantumScape Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy P. Holme, Joseph Han, Weston Arthur Hermann, Rainer J. Fasching, Bradley O. Stimson, Cheng Chieh Chao
  • Publication number: 20140272594
    Abstract: A protective structure for use with metallic lithium (or other alkali or alkali earth metals) and its method of manufacture are provided. The protective structure may include a substantially continuous and substantially nonporous buffer layer disposed on the metallic lithium layer which is conductive to lithium ions. A substantially continuous and substantially nonporous protective layer may be disposed on the buffer layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Sion Power Corporation
    Inventors: Marina M. Safont Sempere, Chariclea Scordilis-Kelley
  • Publication number: 20140272561
    Abstract: A thin film battery has one or more current collectors with a substantially mesh configuration. The mesh current collector may include a network or web of thin strands of current collector material. The thin strands may overlap each other and/or may be arranged to define a plurality of individual cells within the mesh current collector. The strands of the mesh current collector may also be arranged to have a grid-like configuration. Additionally, in some configurations, the anode or cathode may fill the cells within the current collector layer to optimize the amount of active material within the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lili Huang, Richard M. Mank, Seung Jae Hong
  • Publication number: 20140268478
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the invention, a substrate support assembly comprises an electrostatic chuck having an electrode embedded therein and having an aperture disposed therethrough, a conductive liner disposed on the surface of the electrostatic chuck within the aperture, a conductive tubing extending from a lower surface of the electrostatic chuck and axially aligned with the aperture, and a conductive coating at least partially within the aperture and at least partially within the conductive tubing, wherein the conductive coating provides a conductive path between the conductive liner and the conductive tubing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Govinda RAJ, Robert T. HIRAHARA
  • Publication number: 20140272117
    Abstract: Vehicle electrical and electronic components are formed of a conductive loaded resin-based material. The conductive loaded resin-based material comprises micron conductive powder(s), conductive fiber(s), or a combination of conductive powder and conductive fibers in a base resin host. The percentage by weight of the conductive powder(s), conductive fiber(s), or a combination thereof is between about 20% and 50% of the weight of the conductive loaded resin-based material. The micron conductive powders are metals or conductive non-metals or metal plated non-metals. The micron conductive fibers may be metal fiber or metal plated fiber. Further, the metal plated fiber may be formed by plating metal onto a metal fiber or by plating metal onto a non-metal fiber. Any platable fiber may be used as the core for a non-metal fiber. Superconductor metals may also be used as micron conductive fibers and/or as metal plating onto fibers in the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: INTEGRAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: THOMAS AISENBREY
  • Publication number: 20140272116
    Abstract: The invention relates to titanium diboride granules comprising aggregates of titanium diboride primary particles, wherein the titanium diboride granules have a rounded shape and are fracture-resistant. The invention further relates to a method for producing these titanium diboride granules, the use thereof for covering graphite cathodes in electrolytic cells in Al fused-salt electrolysis or for repairing holes in cathode bases of electrolytic cells and also a method for repairing holes in cathode bases of electrolytic cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ESK CERAMICS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Martin Engler, Georg Victor
  • Publication number: 20140272571
    Abstract: A single or multi-component polymer coating is applied to components used in fabrication of electrochemical cells to protect the cells from damages that can result in cell imbalance or cell performance reduction. The polymer coating is electrically conductive under normal operating conditions but, when operated at low voltages, functions as an insulative material that increases the electrical resistance of the cell components. This increased electrical resistance improves cell safety by minimizing short-circuit current flow and reducing heating rate in the cell components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: PHYSICAL SCIENCES, INC.
  • Patent number: 8834959
    Abstract: The synthesis of single graphene sheets decorated with metal or metal oxide nanoparticles, and their uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventors: Lawrence T. Drzal, Inhwan Do, Anchita Monga
  • Publication number: 20140251403
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a thermoelement with improved figure of merit for use in thermoelectric devices and a method of manufacturing the thermoelement. The thermoelement comprises metal layers, high power factor electrodes, a thermoelectric layer and a phonon blocking layer. The thickness of the thermoelectric layer is less than a thermalization length to achieve decoupling of phonons and electrons in the thermoelement. The phonon blocking layer reduces phonon conduction without significantly influencing electronic conduction. In an embodiment, the high power factor electrodes are made of materials with high Seebeck coefficient and high thermoelectric power factor that reduce thermal losses at interfaces of the thermoelement. The metal layers form outermost layers of the thermoelement and geometrically shaped to reduce heat flux in the thermoelement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: SHEETAK, INC.
    Inventor: Uttam Ghoshal
  • Publication number: 20140255709
    Abstract: A laminate that includes a metal layer that is not easily separated from a substrate, a method for producing the laminate, and a method for forming a fine conductive pattern that exhibits high conductivity, are disclosed. The peel strength of a metal layer included in a laminate that includes a polymer layer provided between a substrate and the metal layer is improved by implementing a structure in which the metal that forms the metal layer is chemically bonded to COO that extends from the polymer main chain that forms the polymer layer at the interface between the metal layer and the polymer layer. A fine conductive pattern that exhibits high conductivity can be formed by applying UV light to a pattern area of an insulating film formed on a substrate, and applying an ink prepared by dispersing metal nanoparticles in a solvent to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Tatsuo HASEGAWA, Toshikazu YAMADA, Ken MATSUOKA, Ayano KATOU
  • Publication number: 20140255600
    Abstract: The invention disclosed relates to an aqueous activator solution and a method for the electroless deposition of copper on a laser direct structured substrate surface. By the invention, an aqueous activator solution comprising a strong reducing agent is proposed to enhance the catalytic activity of the irradiated surface area of a LDS substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: ENTHONE INC.
    Inventors: Edwin W. Bastenbeck, Harald Orschel, Ulrich Prinz
  • Patent number: 8828276
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, metal nanoparticle dispersion includes organic solvent, and metal-containing particles dispersed in the organic solvent. The metal-containing particles include first metal nanoparticles and second metal nanoparticles. Each of the first metal nanoparticles has a high-molecular compound on at least part of a surface thereof. Each of the second metal nanoparticles has a low-molecular compound on at least part of a surface thereof. A total amount of the low-molecular compound on all of the second nanoparticles includes an amount of a primary amine as the low-molecular compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasuyuki Hotta
  • Publication number: 20140248540
    Abstract: A process of electroless plating a tin or tin-alloy active material onto a metal substrate for the negative electrode of a rechargeable lithium battery comprising steps of (1) immersing the metal substrate in an aqueous plating solution containing metal ions to be plated, (2) plating tin or tin-alloy active material onto the metal substrate by contacting the metal substrate with a reducing metal by swiping one on the other, and (3) removing the plated metal substrate from the plating bath and rinsing with deionized water. A rechargeable lithium battery using tin or tin-alloy as the anode active material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: U.S. Government as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Shengshui ZHANG
  • Patent number: 8822872
    Abstract: Disclosed are an electrode wire for electro-discharge machining and a method for manufacturing the same. The electrode wire includes a core wire including a first metal including copper, a first alloy layer formed at a boundary region between the core wire and a second metal plated on an outer surface of the core wire due to mutual diffusion between the core wire and the second metal, and a second alloy layer formed due to diffusion of the first metal to the second metal. A core wire material is erupted onto a surface of the electrode wire for electro-discharge machining, which includes the core wire, the first alloy layer, and the second alloy layer, along cracks appearing on the second alloy layer, so that a plurality of grains are formed on the surface of the electrode wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventors: Ki-Chul Seong, Hyun-Soo Seong, Hyun-Kook Seong
  • Patent number: 8822891
    Abstract: A sheet heater that includes a sheet article composed of a conductive resin composition containing a conductive material and a resin, and a pair of metal plate electrodes, each of the electrodes being bonded to each of the ends of the sheet article, wherein when elements of the sheet article are detected at a portion 1 ?m depth from a surface of the metal plate electrode, a peak area ratio of silicon (Si) to metal ion (M) is 1/100 to 1, the metal ion M being most abundant of all metal ions detected at the portion, the peaks being obtained by measuring an X ray generated at the portion by applying an X ray to the portion with the scanning electron microscope-energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Susumu Sudo, Eiichi Yoshida, Izumi Mukoyama, Junji Ujihara
  • Patent number: 8821764
    Abstract: In an anisotropic conductive adhesive containing a conductive particle, the conductive particle includes a resin particle that is provided with a cavity formed therein and a conductive layer surrounding a surface of the resin particle. The cavity is formed by mixing the resin particle with a reactant and partially removing the reactant from the resin particle. Thus, the conductive particle may readily absorb an external pressure, thereby providing an improved malleability to the conductive particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min-Sok Jang, Kyung-Hwan Ko, Seung-Il Lee, Jin-Wook Moon, Jeong-Geun Han
  • Publication number: 20140238833
    Abstract: Reduction/oxidation reagents have been found to be effective to chemically cure a sparse metal nanowire film into a fused metal nanostructured network through evidently a ripening type process. The resulting fused network can provide desirable low sheet resistances while maintaining good optical transparency. The transparent conductive films can be effectively applied as a single conductive ink or through sequential forming of a metal nanowire film with the subsequent addition of a fusing agent. The fused metal nanowire films can be effectively patterned, and the patterned films can be useful in devices, such as touch sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: C3NANO INC.
    Inventors: Ajay Virkar, Xiqiang Yang, Ying-Syi Li, Dennis McKean, Melburne C. LeMieux
  • Publication number: 20140242266
    Abstract: Ink is manufactured by mixing unoxidized metallic particles to a binder. The ink is printed on an object and hardened for forming a conductor. The process is performed in an inert atmosphere or in vacuum for maintaining the electrical conductivity of the conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS
    Inventors: Tiina MAANINEN, Arto MAANINEN, Markus TUOMIKOSKI
  • Publication number: 20140242462
    Abstract: Methods for coating a metal substrate with electrically conductive dots or splats of active materials for use in battery applications that improve the corrosion resistant metallic component electrode activity, or electrical conductivity of those components at reduced or lower costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Treadstone Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Conghua WANG
  • Publication number: 20140230688
    Abstract: A current collector is covered with sodium metal through: (1) applying a sodium dispersion containing sodium metal and at least one substance selected from the group consisting of an imide salt and a binder, on a current collector in an inert gas environment (with an oxygen concentration of not more than 0.01% and a dew point of not more than ?10° C.), followed by heating and drying; (2) pressure bonding a piece of solid sodium metal having a surface which exhibits a metallic luster onto a current collector in the aforementioned inert gas environment; (3) vapor-depositing sodium metal on a current collector in a reduced pressure environment; or (4) immersing a current collector having a surface fired at a temperature ranging from 150 to 300° C. in molten sodium metal after removing a coating film which is generated on a surface and formed from impurities, in the aforementioned inert gas environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: NIPPON SODA CO., LTD
    Inventors: Hideaki Ito, Hitoshi Kobayashi, Toshiaki Yamashita, Shinichi Maruyama