Vapor Deposition Or Utilizing Vacuum Patents (Class 427/124)
  • Patent number: 10870921
    Abstract: An organotitanium compound selected from the group consisting of: (i) organotitanium compounds of Formulae (I): wherein: each of R0, R1 and R2 is the same as or different from the others, and each is independently selected from organo substituents containing olefinic or alkynyl unsaturation; and each of R3, R4, R5, R6, and R7 is the same as or different from the others, and each is independently selected from H, C1-C12 alkyl, and substituents containing olefinic or alkynyl unsaturation; (ii) organotitanium compounds including at least one tris(alkylaminoalkyl)amine ligand and at least one dialkylamine ligand, wherein alkyl is C1-C6 alkyl; and (iii) organotitanium compounds including a cyclopentadienyl ligand, and a cyclic dienyl or trienyl ligand other than cyclopentadienyl Such organotitanium compounds are usefully employed in vapor deposition processes for depositing titanium on substrates, e.g., in the manufacture of microelectronic devices and microelectronic device precursor structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: ENTEGRIS, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Cameron, William Hunks
  • Patent number: 10701810
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a circuit, in particular of a hearing aid, in which method a printed circuit board is made available with a first region and with a second region which are separated by means of a boundary. A component is mounted on the printed circuit board, wherein the component is positioned on the boundary. The first region is covered by means of a mask which has an edge, wherein the edge is positioned on the component, and the printed circuit board is provided with a coating. The coating is cut away in the region of the component and the mask is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Sivantos Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Stefanie Beyfuss, Holger Kral, Bjoern Freels, Johannes Kuhn
  • Patent number: 10633740
    Abstract: Protective coatings on an aerospace component and methods for depositing the protective coatings are provided. A method for depositing a coating on an aerospace component includes exposing an aerospace component to a first precursor and a first reactant to form a first deposited layer on a surface of the aerospace component by a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process or a first atomic layer deposition (ALD) process and exposing the aerospace component to a second precursor and a second reactant to form a second deposited layer on the first deposited layer by a second ALD process, where the first deposited layer and the second deposited layer have different compositions from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventors: Yuriy Melnik, Sukti Chatterjee, Kaushal Gangakhedkar, Jonathan Frankel, Lance A. Scudder, Pravin K. Narwankar, David Alexander Britz, Thomas Knisley, Mark Saly, David Thompson
  • Patent number: 10504719
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an adapter plate for a deposition chamber is provided. The adapter plate comprises a body, a mounting plate centrally located on the body, a first annular portion extending longitudinally from a first surface of the mounting plate and disposed radially inward from an outer surface of the mounting plate, a second annular portion extending longitudinally from an opposing second surface of the mounting plate and disposed radially inward from the outer surface of the mounting plate, and a mirror-finished surface disposed on the interior of the first annular portion, the mirror-finished surface having an average surface roughness of 6 Ra or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashish Goel, Anantha Subramani, Maurice E. Ewert
  • Patent number: 9938625
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a NdFeB rare earth permanent magnetic device with composite plating includes steps of: firstly melting alloy, casting the alloy in a melted state onto a rotation copper roller with a water cooling function, so as to be cooled for forming alloy flakes; hydrogen decrepitating; mixing after hydrogen decrepitating; jet milling after mixing; mixing under nitrogen protection before molding in a nitrogen protection magnetic field pressing machine, and then packing in a protection tank before being moved out of the protection tank and isostatic pressing; sintering in a sintering device and aging for forming a NdFeB rare earth permanent magnet; machining for forming a NdFeB rare earth permanent magnetic device; and plating the NdFeB rare earth permanent magnetic device, wherein three layers of plated films are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventors: Baoyu Sun, Xiaodong Chen
  • Patent number: 9802220
    Abstract: Molybdenum (IV) amide complexes are disclosed herein corresponding in structure to Formula (I): wherein: L is —NR1R2; R1 and R2 are C1-C6-alkyl or hydrogen; R is C1-C6-alkyl; and n is zero, 1, 2 or 3. Further, methods of forming MoO2 films by atomic layer deposition (ALD) using Formula (I) complexes and Mo[N(Me)(Et)]4 are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Nicholas Heys, Rajesh Odedra, Sarah Louise Hindley
  • Patent number: 9076785
    Abstract: A component can include a substrate having an opening extending between first and second surfaces thereof, and an electrically conductive via having first and second portions. The first portion can include a first layer structure extending within the opening and at least partially along an inner wall of the opening, and a first principal conductor extending within the opening and at least partially overlying the first layer structure. The first portion can be exposed at the first surface and can have a lower surface located between the first and second surfaces. The second portion can include a second layer structure extending within the opening and at least partially along the lower surface of the first portion, and a second principal conductor extending within the opening and at least partially overlying the second layer structure. The second portion can be exposed at the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Invensas Corporation
    Inventor: Cyprian Emeka Uzoh
  • Publication number: 20150147656
    Abstract: A negative electrode 1 for lithium secondary batteries, which can increase the charge/discharge capacity of a lithium secondary battery, includes a negative electrode current collector, a negative electrode active material layer, and a lithium layer. The negative electrode active material layer is disposed on regions and of the respective surfaces and of the negative electrode current collector. The lithium layer is disposed on uncovered regions and, which are regions of the respective surfaces and of the negative electrode current collector on which the negative electrode active material layer is not disposed. The lithium layer includes lithium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Kogetsu, Kunihiko Bessho, Takashi Shimada
  • Publication number: 20150140206
    Abstract: A method of forming an electrode active material by reacting a metal fluoride and a reactant. The method includes a coating step and a comparatively low temperature annealing step. Also included is the electrode formed following the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Cory O'Neill, Steven Kaye
  • Patent number: 9034567
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing a liquid crystal display device that includes a photoalignment film. The photoalignment film is formed from a liquid crystal alignment agent, and aligns liquid crystal molecules horizontally to the main face of the at least one of the substrates. The liquid crystal alignment agent contains a solvent and at least two kinds of polyamic acids or their derivatives obtained by reacting diamine and tetracarboxylic dianhydride. At least two of the diamines and at least one of the tetracarboxylic dianhydrides are compounds represented by predetermined formulas. The method includes the steps of: (1) forming the film of the liquid crystal alignment agent; (2) pre-baking the film; (3) irradiating the pre-baked film with light; and (4) post-baking the irradiated film, the step (4) including an operation of post-baking the film multiple times at temperatures ranging from low to high temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignees: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, JNC Corporation
    Inventors: Isamu Miyake, Hiroaki Asagi, Toshihiro Matsumoto, Koichi Miyachi, Youichiro Ooki, Fumitaka Kondo
  • Publication number: 20150104587
    Abstract: A method for making multiple single molecule receptors in a nanopore structure includes depositing a first material and a second material by a physical vapor deposition (PVD) technique onto different selected interior surfaces of a nanochannel and functionalizing a surface of the first material, the second material, or both the first and second materials with a chemical compound having at least two functional groups. The first and second materials can be the same or different and form patches having diameters of about 1 to about 100 nanometers (nm). Also disclosed are embodiments of a nanopore structure including multiple single molecule receptors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Julia Baldauf, Stefan Harrer, Christine Schieber
  • Publication number: 20150099641
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing an electrode of a lithium battery electrode, comprising: (a) providing a substrate; (b) coating a paste on a portion of the substrate; (c) plating a metal film onto the paste or the substrate; (d) disposing a welding point at an end of the substrate; wherein the advantages of the present invention are to conduct current in three-dimensional direction and reduce the problem of electric conductivity because of thermal effect. In addition, the present invention can further avoid the problem of the electrode oxidation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Christine Jill LEE
  • Publication number: 20150093500
    Abstract: The electrical and optical performance of silver LED reflective contacts in III-V devices such as GaN LEDs is limited by silver's tendency to agglomerate during annealing processes and to corrode on contact with silver-reactive materials elsewhere in the device (for example, gallium or aluminum). Agglomeration and reaction are prevented, and crystalline morphology of the silver layer may be optimized, by forming a diffusion-resistant transparent conductive layer between the silver and the source of silver-reacting metal, (2) doping the silver or the diffusion-resistant transparent conductive layer for improved adhesion to adjacent layers, or (3) doping the silver with titanium, which in some embodiments prevents agglomeration and promotes crystallization of the silver in the preferred <111> orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Intermolecular, Inc.
    Inventors: Teresa B. Sapirman, Jianhua Hu, Minh Huu Le
  • Publication number: 20150086709
    Abstract: A method of making an electrical conductor includes depositing an ultra-thin layer including aluminum-doped zinc oxide layer on a surface and using atomic layer deposition to deposit a nano-layer including alumina in contact and conformal with a surface of the ultra-thin layer including aluminum-doped zinc oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Mitchell Stewart Burberry, Lee William Tutt
  • Publication number: 20150083466
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the functionalisation of metal nanowires and the use of said nanowires. The functionalisation method of the invention includes a step comprising the formation of a self-assembled monolayer on at least part of the external surface of metal nanowires, using a compound of formula R1—Zn—R2, wherein Z is S or Se, and n is equal to 1 or 2, and R1 is a hydrogen atom or an acyl group or a hydrocarbon group comprising between 1 and 100 carbon atoms and R2 is an electron-attracting or -donating group. The method if the invention is particularly suitable for use in the field electrode production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Commissariat A L'Energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Simonato, Alexandre Carella
  • Patent number: 8980367
    Abstract: A method for making an anode active material is described. The anode active material includes a phosphorus composite material. In the method, a solid-state red phosphorus and a porous conductive carbon material are provided. The solid-state red phosphorus and the porous conductive carbon material are spaced disposed in a vessel and the vessel is sealed. The solid-state red phosphorus is sublimed by heating the vessel to make the sublimed red phosphorus diffused in the porous conductive carbon material. The sublimed red phosphorus is condensed. The condensed red phosphorus adsorbs in the porous conductive carbon material to form the phosphorus composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Li Wang, Xiang-Ming He, Wen-Ting Sun, Jian-Jun Li
  • Publication number: 20150059974
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention may generally provide a method and apparatus that is used to prepare new and used substrate support assemblies for use in typical semiconductor processing environments. Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to a method of coating a new substrate support assembly or a used substrate support assembly that is being refurbished. The deposited coating may include a surface enhancement and/or protective material that is configured to protect one or more of the components exposed to the processing environment during a semiconductor process. The substrate support assembly may be coated with a protective material and during the coating process, the substrate support assembly is maintained at a temperature that is less than or equal to 150° C. by flowing a coolant through channels formed in a base of the substrate support assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Wendell Glen BOYD, JR., Vijay D. PARKHE, Sehn THACH
  • Patent number: 8969114
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an organic light emitting display apparatus, the method includes loading a substrate on a moving unit, determining an angle formed between a side of the substrate and an opening in a patterning slit sheet, rotating the patterning slit sheet by two X motors so that the side of the substrate and the opening in a patterning slit sheet extend along the same direction and forming a layer on the substrate while conveying the substrate on the moving unit in the first direction in a chamber. The patterning slit sheet moves along a direction perpendicular to the first direction during the forming the layer on the substrate so that a deposition layer having a linear pattern that extends along the first direction is formed on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Joo-Nyung Jang
  • Publication number: 20150044565
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for producing a graphene-enhanced anode active material for use in a lithium battery. The process comprises (a) providing a continuous film of a graphene material into a deposition zone; (b) introducing vapor or atoms of a precursor anode active material into the deposition zone, allowing the vapor or atoms to deposit onto a surface of the graphene material film to form a sheet of an anode active material-coated graphene material; and (c) mechanically breaking this sheet into multiple pieces of anode active material-coated graphene; wherein the graphene material is in an amount of from 0.1% to 99.5% by weight and the anode active material is in an amount of at least 0.5% by weight, all based on the total weight of the graphene material and the anode active material combined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Yanbo Wang, Bor Z. Jang, Hui He, Aruna Zhamu
  • Publication number: 20150044428
    Abstract: A method for fabricating articles for use in optics, electronics, and plasmonics includes large scale lithography or other patterning and conformal deposition such as by atomic layer deposition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Sang-Hyun Oh, Xiaoshu Chen
  • Patent number: 8943676
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a solenoidal magnet structure, comprising the steps of providing a collapsible mold in which to wind coils; winding wire into defined positions (88) in the mold to form coils (34); placing a preformed tubular mechanical support structure (102, 120) over the coils (34) so wound; impregnating the coils and bonding them to the mechanical support structure by applying a thermosetting resin and allowing the thermosetting resin to harden; and collapsing the mold and removing the resultant solenoidal magnet structure comprising the resin impregnated coils and the mechanical support structure from the mold as a single solid piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens PLC.
    Inventors: Graham Hutton, Jonathan Noys, Adrian Mark Thomas
  • Patent number: 8940359
    Abstract: The microacoustic component has a substrate that has at least one layer (composed of a dielectric or piezoelectric material, and a metallic strip structure. The layer is composed of a dielectric or piezoelectric material and/or the metallic strip structure have/has been produced or can be produced by the atomic layer deposition method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Epcos AG
    Inventors: Christoph Eggs, Gudrun Henn, Werner Ruile, Guenter Scheinbacher, Siegfried Menzel, Mario Spindler
  • Publication number: 20140361945
    Abstract: A patch for a device in an electronic housing including an aluminum layer having a threshold thickness, a non-conductive layer on a first side of the aluminum layer, and a radio-frequency (RF) transparent layer on a second side of the aluminum layer is provided. A method for manufacturing an antenna window including a patch as above is also provided, the method including determining a thickness of the aluminum layer adjacent to an anodized aluminum layer. A method for manufacturing an antenna window including coating an aluminum layer having a threshold thickness on a radio-frequency (RF) transparent layer to form an RF transparent laminate is also provided. A method for manufacturing an antenna window including removing a thickness of aluminum is also provided. A method for manufacturing an antenna window including disposing a mask on an aluminum substrate and anodizing the aluminum substrate to a selected thickness is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Abhijeet MISRA, Brian S. TRYON, Charles J. KUEHMANN, Stephen B. LYNCH, James A. WRIGHT
  • Publication number: 20140353019
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards techniques and configurations for formation of a dielectric with a smooth surface. In one embodiment, a method includes providing a dielectric with first and second surfaces, a conductive feature formed on the first surface, and a laminate applied to the second surface, curing the second surface while the laminate remains applied, and removing the laminate. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Deepak Arora, Daniel N. Sobieski, Dilan Seneviratne, Ebrahim Andideh, James C. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20140338961
    Abstract: In the present invention, a copper electrode having a nanohole structure is prepared by using a polymer substrate in the form of nanopillars in order to avoid fatigue fracture that causes degradation of electrical and mechanical properties of a flexible electrode during repetitive bending of a typical metal electrode. The nanohole structure may annihilate dislocations to suppress the initiation of fracture and may blunt crack tips to delay the propagation of damage. Therefore, the nanohole electrode exhibits very small changes in electrical resistance during a bending fatigue test.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Young Chang Joo, In Suk Choi, Myoung Woon Moon, Byoung Joon Kim, Min Suk Jung
  • Publication number: 20140329006
    Abstract: Transparent conductive coatings are polished using particle slurries in combination with mechanical shearing force, such as a polishing pad. Substrates having transparent conductive coatings that are too rough and/or have too much haze, such that the substrate would not produce a suitable optical device, are polished using methods described herein. The substrate may be tempered prior to, or after, polishing. The polished substrates have low haze and sufficient smoothness to make high-quality optical devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: VIEW, INC.
    Inventors: Yashraj Bhatnagar, Robert T. Rozbicki, Rao Mulpuri
  • Publication number: 20140329005
    Abstract: A method for depositing a thin film of a coating material onto an electrically conductive particle surface via supercritical fluid deposition includes providing electrically conductive particles, providing a precursor of a coating material, dissolving the precursor of the coating material into a supercritical fluid solvent to form a supercritical solution of the precursor and subsequently exposing the conductive particles to the supercritical solution in a reactor under conditions at which supercritical fluid deposition of a thin film of the coating material onto surfaces of the conductive particles occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
  • 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: 20140308540
    Abstract: Plated contacts and processes of manufacturing plated contacts are disclosed. The processes include providing a metallic substrate, applying tin-containing plating over the metallic substrate, applying corrosion-prevention plating over the first tin-containing plating, applying a second tin-containing plating over the first corrosion-prevention plating, applying a second corrosion-prevention plating over the second tin-containing plating, and applying a gold plating over the second corrosion-prevention plating to form the plated contact. One or both of the first corrosion-prevention plating and the second corrosion-prevention plating includes nickel, a nickel-based alloy, copper, a copper containing alloy, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: George Jyh-Shann CHOU
  • Publication number: 20140299770
    Abstract: An infrared light sensor chip comprises a substrate (2), an infrared light sensor (9), which has a base electrode (10) that is in direct contact with one side (8) of the substrate (2) and which is used to attach the infrared light sensor (9) to the substrate (2), and a resistance thermometer (13), which has a resistance path (14) in direct contact with the side (8) of the substrate (2) adjacent to the infrared light sensor (9) and configured to measure the temperature of the substrate (2) via the resistance thermometer (13). The resistance path (14) is made of the same material of which the base electrode (10) is made.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Carsten Giebeler
  • 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: 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: 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140234715
    Abstract: Battery systems using coated conversion materials as the active material in battery cathodes are provided herein. Protective coatings may be an oxide, phosphate, or fluoride, and may be lithiated. The coating may selectively isolate the conversion material from the electrolyte. Methods for fabricating batteries and battery systems with coated conversion material are also provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: QuantumScape Corporation
    Inventors: Rainer Fasching, Joseph Han, Jon Shan, Ghyrn E. Loveness, Eric Tulsky, Timothy Holme
  • Patent number: 8809678
    Abstract: CIGS absorber layers fabricated using coated semiconducting nanoparticles and/or quantum dots are disclosed. Core nanoparticles and/or quantum dots containing one or more elements from group 13 and/or IIIA and/or VIA may be coated with one or more layers containing elements group IB, IIIA or VIA. Using nanoparticles with a defined surface area, a layer thickness could be tuned to give the proper stoichiometric ratio, and/or crystal phase, and/or size, and/or shape. The coated nanoparticles could then be placed in a dispersant for use as an ink, paste, or paint. By appropriate coating of the core nanoparticles, the resulting coated nanoparticles can have the desired elements intermixed within the size scale of the nanoparticle, while the phase can be controlled by tuning the stoichiometry, and the stoichiometry of the coated nanoparticle may be tuned by controlling the thickness of the coating(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: aeris CAPITAL Sustainable IP Ltd.
    Inventors: Brian M. Sager, Dong Yu, Matthew R. Robinson
  • Patent number: 8802183
    Abstract: The system of the present invention includes a conductive element, an electronic component, and a partial power source in the form of dissimilar materials. Upon contact with a conducting fluid, a voltage potential is created and the power source is completed, which activates the system. The electronic component controls the conductance between the dissimilar materials to produce a unique current signature. The system can also measure the conditions of the environment surrounding the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Proteus Digital Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Frank, Peter Bjeletich, Hooman Hafezi, Robert Azevedo, Robert Duck, Iliya Pesic, Benedict Costello, Eric Snyder
  • Publication number: 20140216807
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electromagnetic shielding gasket and a method for making the same, wherein good electrical conductivity and magnetic diffusivity are achieved by electroplating a layer of Co/Ni alloy according to an appropriate ratio on an open-cell foam, and the gasket can accomplish shielding function for electrical field and magnetic field at the same time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Weide Liu, Jing Fang
  • Patent number: 8791018
    Abstract: The present method of forming an electronic structure includes providing a tantalum base layer and depositing a layer of copper on the tantalum layer, the deposition being undertaken by physical vapor deposition with the temperature of the base layer at 50° C. or less, with the deposition taking place at a power level of 300 W or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Spansion LLC
    Inventors: Wen Yu, Stephen B. Robie, Jeremias D. Romero
  • Patent number: 8753544
    Abstract: Ink is manufactured by mixing unoxidized metallic particles to a binder. The ink is printed on an object (502) 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 (500).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Valtion Teknillinen Tutkimuskeskus
    Inventors: Tiina Maaninen, Arto Maaninen, Markus Tuomikoski
  • Patent number: 8753536
    Abstract: Method of preparation of surface coating of variable transmittance and an electro-optical layered appliance including the same comprises dispersing of liquid crystal microdroplets in hydrolyzable and polymerizable precursors and applying obtained mixture on a surface by spraying. Applying the material to the surface by spraying is intrinsically related to the synthesis processes because the properties of the surrounding environment (i.e. content of water and acidity, UV radiation) and the chemical reactions that take place during spraying have considerable influence on the properties (i.e. driving voltage, thickness of obtained layer). Obtained layered appliance comprises of a matrix material with dispersed microdroplets of liquid crystal obtained by the described method, electrically conductive transparent electrodes with contacts, a dielectric material, substrate and covering layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignees: University of Tartu, Estonian Nanotechnology Competence Centre
    Inventors: Martin Timusk, Martin Järvekülg, Kristjan Saal, Rünno Lõhmus, Ilmar Kink, Ants Lõhmus
  • Publication number: 20140120416
    Abstract: In an aspect, a negative electrode for a lithium secondary battery and a method of manufacturing the same is provided. The negative electrode for the lithium secondary battery includes a negative active material layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicants: Industry-University Cooperation Foundation Hanyang University (IUCF-HYU), SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Un-Gyu Paik, Tae-Seup Song, Ki-Chun Kil, Byung-Joo Chung, Woo-Cheol Shin
  • Publication number: 20140110145
    Abstract: An insulated electric conductor having a copper core, a layer of aluminum formed on the copper core, and a second layer of aluminum in the form of a high-purity aluminum is disclosed. The copper core may be a solid core or may be formed from a plurality of copper strands. The layer of aluminum formed over the copper core is at least partially anodized to form an aluminum oxide dielectric layer. The layer of high-purity aluminum may be formed by evaporation deposition, sputter deposition, or co-extrusion. Once the layer of high-purity aluminum is formed, it is anodized. More than two layers of aluminum may be formed over the copper core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Larry Dean Elie, Allan Roy Gale, John Matthew Ginder, Clay Wesley Maranville
  • Publication number: 20140102761
    Abstract: A material for providing an electrically conducting contact layer, the material comprising a base material being any one of Ag, Cu, Sn, Ni, a first metal salt of one thereof, or an alloy of one or more thereof. The material further comprises In within a range of 0.01 at. % to 10 at. %, Pd within a range of 0.01 at. % to 10 at. %, and, unless already the base material comprises Sn at a higher amount, Sn within a range of 0.01 at. % to 10 at. %. From such material, a contact layer (6) can be provided that, compared to a coating of only the base material, has improved corrosion resistance and low contact resistance. Also disclosed is: an electrically conducting contact element (2) that comprises a substrate (4) and coated thereon a contact layer (6) comprising the material, a method for providing the contact element (2), and uses of the material as contact layer and target material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Impact Coatings AB
    Inventors: Henrik Ljungcrantz, Christian Ulrich, Axel Flink, Torbjörn Joelsson
  • Publication number: 20140093696
    Abstract: An electrically conductive multilayer stack including a first metal oxide layer including titanium oxide, a metal layer on the first metal oxide layer, and a second metal oxide layer including titanium oxide on the metal layer, at least one of the first metal oxide layer and the second metal oxide layer including a first region, a second region on the first region, and a third region on the second region, the first region and the third region each having a higher oxygen concentration than that of the second region is disclosed. Methods of manufacturing an electrically conductive multilayer stack are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: Krishna K. Uprety, Alexander Bimanand, Khushroo H. Lakdawala
  • Publication number: 20140087138
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3D) nanoplasmonic structure includes a substrate; a plurality of nanorods formed on the substrate; and a plurality of metal nanoparticles formed on surfaces of the substrate and the plurality of nanorods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Ji-hyun BAE, Jong-jin PARK, Sang-hun JEON
  • Publication number: 20140034235
    Abstract: A thin film of a first metal or a metal oxide is formed on a substrate. A structure layer of fine protrusions and recesses of the first metal or a hydroxide of the metal oxide is formed by causing the thin film formed on the substrate to undergo a hydrothermal reaction. Thereafter, a metal structure layer of fine protrusions and recesses is formed on the surface of the structure layer of fine protrusions and recesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Shogo YAMAZOE, Masayuki NAYA
  • Patent number: 8617301
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for depositing elemental metal M(0) films on semiconductor substrates are disclosed. One of the disclosed methods comprises: heating the semiconductor substrate to obtain a heated semiconductor substrate; exposing the heated semiconductor substrate to a composition containing a metal precursor, an excess amount of neutral labile ligands, and a supercritical solvent; exposing the metal precursor to a reducing agent and/or thermal energy at or near the heated semiconductor substrate; reducing the metal precursor to the elemental metal M(0) by using the reducing agent and/or the thermal energy; and depositing the elemental metal M(0) film while minimizing formation of metal oxides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventor: Mark Ian Wagner
  • Publication number: 20130335190
    Abstract: A method and article of manufacture of intermixed tunable resistance composite materials. A conducting material and an insulating material are deposited by such methods as ALD or CVD to construct composites with intermixed materials which do not have structure or properties like their bulk counterparts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. ELAM, Anil U. Mane
  • Publication number: 20130264713
    Abstract: Some embodiments include methods of forming conductive structures. An electrically conductive material may be deposited with a first deposition method. The first deposition method has a first deposition rate and forms a first portion of a conductive structure. A second portion of the conductive structure may be formed by depositing the electrically conductive material with a second deposition method having a second deposition rate. The second deposition rate may be different from the first deposition rate by at least about a factor of 3. In some embodiments, a region of the conductive structure is utilized as a transistor gate of a DRAM cell. Some embodiments include semiconductor constructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Jaydeb Goswami, Hung Ming Tsai, Duane M. Goodner