Metal Oxide, Peroxide, Or Hydroxide Coating Patents (Class 427/126.3)
  • Patent number: 12006566
    Abstract: A composite tungsten oxide film having high film smoothness, with a function to shield infrared light by reflecting infrared light by a thermal insulation, while maintaining transparency in a visible light region, and a method for manufacturing the composite tungsten oxide film, and a film-deposited base material or an article using these functions. A composite tungsten oxide film including a composition with a general formula MxWyOz as main components, wherein 0.001?x/y?1, 2.2?z/y?3.0, organic components are not contained substantially, a transmittance in a wavelength of 550 nm is 50% or more, a transmittance in a wavelength of 1400 nm is 30% or less, and also, a reflectance in a wavelength of 1400 nm is 35% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keiichi Sato, Isao Ando
  • Patent number: 11999826
    Abstract: A novel silane-based functionalized polymer is useful as an organic precursor material for forming inorganic particles that are introduced when manufacturing a polymer electrolyte composite membrane. A polymer electrolyte composite membrane according to an embodiment of the present invention includes at least one of a perfluorinated polymer and a hydrocarbon-based polymer, and a silane-based functionalized polymer represented by Chemical Formula 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: INDUSTRY FOUNDATION OF CHONNAM NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Ho Young Jung, Jae Shin Jo
  • Patent number: 11984753
    Abstract: A mobile-charging power system including a mobile transportation unit including a housing and an axle; a battery assembly positioned within the housing; a power electronics module electrically coupled to the battery assembly; and an electro-mechanical generator electrically coupled to the power electronics module. The electro-mechanical generator is driven by the axle. The system further includes a solar power generator coupled to the housing. The solar power generator is electrically coupled to the power electronics module. The system further includes a controller electrically coupled to the battery assembly and the power electronics module; and a control panel electrically coupled to the power electronics module and the controller. The control panel includes a first electrical plug and a second electrical plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Inventor: Ryan Duarte
  • Patent number: 11955634
    Abstract: A particle structure of cathode material and a preparation method thereof is provided. Firstly, a precursor for forming a core is provided. The precursor includes at least nickel, cobalt and manganese. Secondly, a metal salt and a lithium ion compound are provided. The metal salt includes at least potassium, aluminum and sulfur. After that, the metal salt, the lithium ion compound and the precursor are mixed, and a mixture is formed. Finally, the mixture is subjected to a heat treatment step, and a cathode material particle structure is formed to include the core, a first coating layer coated on the core and a second coating layer coated on the first coating layer. The core includes potassium, aluminum and a Li-M-O based material. The first coating layer includes potassium and aluminum, and a potassium content of the first coating layer is higher than a potassium content of the core. The second coating layer includes sulfur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: ADVANCED LITHIUM ELECTROCHEMISTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ching-Hao Yu, Nae-Lih Wu, Chia-Hsin Lin
  • Patent number: 11955597
    Abstract: A solid electrolyte including: an oxide represented by Formula 1, Formula 2, Formula 3, or a combination thereof, Li2+4xM11?xO3??Formula 1 wherein, in Formula 1, M1 is hafnium, titanium, zirconium, or a combination thereof, and 0<x<1; Li2?y(a?4)M11?yM2ayO3??Formula 2 wherein, in Formula 2, M1 is hafnium, titanium, zirconium, or a combination thereof, M2 is at least one element having an oxidation number of a, and wherein a is an integer from 1 to 6, and 0<y<1; or Li2?zM1O3?zXz??Formula 3 wherein, in Formula 3, M1 is hafnium, titanium, zirconium, or a combination thereof, X is a halogen, a pseudohalogen, or a combination thereof, and 0<z<2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sangbok Ma, Donghwa Seo
  • Patent number: 11949094
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an electrode disclosed herein includes a step of granulating a moisture powder formed by aggregated particles including at least an electrode active material, carbon nanotubes, and a non-aqueous electrolytic solution, and a step of forming an electrode by supplying an electrode active material layer composed of the moisture powder onto the electrode current collector. The granulation step includes a first mixing treatment of mixing the carbon nanotubes and the non-aqueous electrolytic solution to impregnate the carbon nanotubes with the non-aqueous electrolytic solution, a second mixing treatment of mixing the carbon nanotubes impregnated with the non-aqueous electrolytic solution and the electrode active material, and a treatment of compressing the mixture obtained by the first and second mixing treatments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: PRIME PLANET ENERGY & SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Satoshi Moriyama
  • Patent number: 11949099
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrode active material, a preparation method thereof, an electrode, a battery, and an apparatus. The electrode active material includes: a core and a coating layer, where the core includes a ternary material, the coating layer coats the core, the coating layer includes a reaction product of a sulfur-containing compound and a lithium-containing compound, and the reaction product includes element Li, element S, and element O.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: CONTEMPORARY AMPEREX TECHNOLOGY CO., LIMITED
    Inventors: Chengdu Liang, Yongchao Liu, Na Liu, Yingjie Guan, Qisen Huang, Wei Fu
  • Patent number: 11916198
    Abstract: Fast-charging lithium ion cells are provided, which have electrolytes that do not react with the cell anodes, but instead form a solid-electrolyte interphase (SEI) on the cathodes. Advantageously, such electrolytes improve the performance of the fast-charging cells, and enhance their lifetime and safety. Various electrolyte solutions and lithium ions are proposed to limit electrolyte interactions to the cathodes, or possibly even minimize or prevent these reactions by coating the cathodes. Redox couples may be used to prevent SEI formation on the anode, while promoting SEI formation on the cathode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: STOREDOT LTD.
    Inventors: Nir Pour, Dafna Meron, Daniel Hirshberg, Nir Kedem, Evgenia Llel Kuks
  • Patent number: 11916192
    Abstract: A multilayer solid-state electrolyte, solid-state battery cells including the same, and methods of making the electrolyte and the battery cells are disclosed. The multi-layer solid-state electrolyte includes a solid bulk electrolyte layer comprising carbon-doped lithium phosphorus oxynitride (LiPON) or WO3+x (where 0?x?1), and a solid anode interface layer comprising LiPON or a metal oxide that forms a stable complex oxide with lithium oxide and conducts lithium ions when lithiated. The anode interface layer has a thickness less than that of the bulk electrolyte layer. The method of making the multi-layer solid-state electrolyte includes depositing one of the solid bulk electrolyte layer and the solid anode interface layer on an active layer of a battery cell, then depositing the other layer on the one layer. As for the solid-state electrolyte, the anode interface layer has a thickness less than that of the bulk electrolyte layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Ensurge Micropower ASA
    Inventors: Zhongchun Wang, Arvind Kamath
  • Patent number: 11914260
    Abstract: An electrochromic device includes a charge balancing thin film comprised of a new vanadium oxide with a formula of VOx, which provides a high charge density, low coloration efficiency, an electroactive voltage in close proximity to those of some electrochromic materials, and high chemical and electrochromic stability. Vanadium oxide can be without doping or doped with others. The VOx charge balancing thin film has a porous nanostructure and is amorphous or a combination of amorphous and polycrystalline, and can work with electrochromic conjugated polymer in the device in a minimally color changing mode. A method to design a material for a charge balancing thin film to pair with a working electrode and obtain a low device voltage in an electrochromic device is disclosed. Methods to prepare related charge balancing thin films are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: AMBILIGHT INC.
    Inventors: Xuefei Li, Jianguo Mei
  • Patent number: 11885004
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a mask device and an evaporation device, so as to manufacture a special-shaped display panel, improve the manufacturing efficiency of the special-shaped display panel and lower the cost. The mask device provided by the embodiment of the present disclosure comprises a framework and a first strip plate, where the first strip plate is fixed on the framework and extends along the first direction, the first strip plate includes a first area and a second area, and the width of the first area is greater than the width of the second area in the direction parallel to the surface of the first strip plate and vertical to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignees: WUHAN TIANMA MICROELECTRONICS CO., LTD., WUHAN TIANMA MICROELECTRONICS CO., LTD. SHANGHAI BRANCH
    Inventors: Naichao Mu, Yuan Li, Yu Xin, Jun Ma, Lijing Han
  • Patent number: 11888146
    Abstract: Cathode active materials for lithium-ion batteries comprise a hybrid nanocomposite of graphene and copper fluoride. Such cathode active materials are used, together with a polymeric binder material and optionally a conductive additive to form a cathode for a lithium-ion battery. Methods of producing hybrid nanocomposites of graphene and copper fluoride include hydrothermally reacting functionalized graphene, such as graphene oxide, and precursors of copper fluoride, such as aqueous fluorosilicic acid. Such hydrothermal reactions include sequential heating and freeze drying steps to produce a CuF2-graphene nanocomposite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: The Trustees of Indiana University
    Inventor: Jian Xie
  • Patent number: 11881583
    Abstract: A positive electrode active material includes a doped lithium nickel phosphate having an olivine structure comprising distorted NiO6 octahedra. The dopant is an anion; or a combination of at least two transition metals having different ionic radii; or an anion and a metal cation. The positive electrode active material can be used in a positive electrode for an electrochemical cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Valentina Lacivita, Yongwoo Shin, Samuel Robert Cross
  • Patent number: 11855277
    Abstract: This application provides a composite positive-electrode material and a preparation method thereof, a positive-electrode plate, a secondary battery, and a battery module, a battery pack, and an apparatus containing such secondary battery. The composite positive-electrode material includes a core and a coating layer covering at least part of a surface of the core, where the core includes a positive-electrode pre-lithiation material, the positive-electrode pre-lithiation material includes a lithium-rich metal oxide, and the coating layer includes a positive-electrode active material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: CONTEMPORARY AMPEREX TECHNOLOGY CO., LIMITED
    Inventors: Bangrun Wang, Na Liu, Chengdu Liang, Yongchao Liu, Xin Sun, Haotian Xie
  • Patent number: 11825608
    Abstract: A method for forming a metal film includes forming an oxide layer on a to-be-treated surface of a to-be-treated object by bringing the to-be-treated surface into contact with a reaction solution containing fluorine and an oxide precursor, removing fluorine in the oxide layer, supporting a catalyst on the oxide layer by bringing the oxide layer into contact with a catalyst solution, and depositing a metal film on the oxide layer by bringing the oxide layer into contact with an electroless plating liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Shimada, Masahito Hayamizu, Toshihiko Sakata, Makoto Chakuno
  • Patent number: 11803282
    Abstract: An input device is provided and includes substrate; first metal mesh shape electrodes provided on layer of substrate; second metal mesh shape electrodes provided on same layer of the substrate as first metal mesh shape electrodes; second metal connection electrodes each of which connects adjacent two of second metal mesh shape electrodes on same layer as first metal mesh shape electrodes; insulating film covering second metal connection electrodes; first transparent connection electrodes each of which connects adjacent two of first metal mesh shape electrodes on insulating film; and protective film covering first metal mesh shape electrodes, second metal mesh shape electrodes, and first transparent connection electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Ishizaki, Hayato Kurasawa, Hiroshi Mizuhashi
  • Patent number: 11762140
    Abstract: A wire grid polarizer (WGP) can include an array of support-ribs on a substrate. Sides of the support-ribs can be inclined to one side. A wire can be applied on an upper-side and distal end of each support-rib, each wire being separate from wires on adjacent support-ribs. The WGP can be made with reduced or no etching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Moxtek, Inc.
    Inventors: R. Stewart Nielson, Bradley R. Williams, Bob West
  • Patent number: 11753178
    Abstract: A system for removing heat from an aircraft component includes: a heat exchanger in proximity to an aircraft component and having an inlet, an outlet, and an internal surface coated with a catalyst; a source of hydrocarbon fuel in fluid communication with the inlet of the heat exchanger; a source of oxygen in fluid communication with the inlet of the heat exchanger; and a distribution system. A method of removing heat from an aircraft component includes providing a heat exchanger in proximity to an aircraft component, the heat exchanger being in fluid communication with a source of hydrocarbon fuel and a source of water and having an internal surface coated with a catalyst; introducing a hydrocarbon fuel into the heat exchanger; introducing oxygen into the heat exchanger; contacting the hydrocarbon fuel with the catalyst; and cracking the hydrocarbon fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Lawrence Bernard Kool, Narendra Digamber Joshi
  • Patent number: 11740528
    Abstract: This disclosure provides spacers for smart windows. In one aspect, a window assembly includes a first substantially transparent substrate having an optically switchable device on a surface of the first substrate. The optically switchable device includes electrodes. A first electrode of the electrodes has a length about the length of a side of the optically switchable device. The window assembly further includes a second substantially transparent substrate a metal spacer between the first and the second substrates. The metal spacer has a substantially rectangular cross section, with one side of the metal spacer including a recess configured to accommodate the length of the first electrode such that there is no contact between the first electrode and the metal spacer. A primary seal material bonds the first substrate to the metal spacer and bonds the second substrate to the metal spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Yashraj Bhatnagar, Trevor Frank, Fabian Strong, Sridhar Karthik Kailasam, Robert Babcock, Ronald M. Parker, Robert T. Rozbicki
  • Patent number: 11735742
    Abstract: A lead-acid battery includes a positive electrode plate, a negative electrode plate, an electrolyte solution, and a polymer compound, in which the positive electrode plate includes a positive current collector and a positive electrode material, the negative electrode plate includes a negative current collector and a negative electrode material, the Ca content of the positive current collector is 0.13% by mass or less, and the polymer compound has a peak in a range of 3.2 ppm or more and 3.8 ppm or less in a chemical shift of 1H-NMR spectrum, or the polymer compound contains a repeating structure of oxy C2-4 alkylene units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: GS Yuasa International Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasunori Mizoguchi, Hiroki Kagohashi
  • Patent number: 11685962
    Abstract: An annealing separator composition for a grain-oriented electrical steel sheet according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: 100 parts by weight of at least one of a magnesium oxide and a magnesium hydroxide; and 30 to 250 parts by weight of a metal hydroxide including at least one of a nickel hydroxide and a cobalt hydroxide, wherein an average particle diameter of the metal hydroxide is 0.01 to 80 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: POSCO CO., LTD
    Inventors: Min Soo Han, Yunsu Kim, Jong-Tae Park
  • Patent number: 11658347
    Abstract: A lead-acid battery includes a positive electrode plate, a negative electrode plate, and an electrolyte solution, in which the positive electrode plate includes a positive current collector and a positive electrode material, the negative electrode plate includes a negative current collector and a negative electrode material, the positive current collector contains Sn in an amount of 0.95% by mass or more, the negative electrode material contains a polymer compound, and the polymer compound has a peak in a range of 3.2 ppm or more and 3.8 ppm or less in a chemical shift of 1H-NMR spectrum, or the polymer compound contains a repeating structure of oxy C2-4 alkylene units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: GS Yuasa International Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Hamano, Hiroki Kagohashi
  • Patent number: 11640877
    Abstract: An electronic component includes: a multilayer capacitor including a capacitor body and first and second external electrodes respectively disposed on opposing end surfaces of the capacitor body; and an ESD member disposed on a first side surface of the multilayer capacitor perpendicular to a mounting surface of the multilayer capacitor, such that the ESD of the multilayer capacitor may be effectively controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Heung Kil Park, Gu Won Ji, Sang Soo Park
  • Patent number: 11626273
    Abstract: Various disclosed embodiments include thermionic energy converters with a thermal concentrating hot shell and emitters for thermionic energy converters. In some embodiments, an illustrative thermionic energy converter includes: an emitter electrode; a hot shell configured to concentrate heat flow toward the emitter electrode; a collector electrode; and a cold shell that is thermally isolated from the hot shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Modern Electron, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen E. Clark, David A. Degtiarov, Gregory A. Kirkos, Daniel Kraemer, John J. Lorr, Max N. Mankin, Jason M. Parker, Alexander J. Pearse, Levi D. Rodriguez, Ad de Pijper
  • Patent number: 11616274
    Abstract: Disclosed is lithium secondary battery that may include: a positive electrode; a negative electrode; an electrolyte; and a separator positioned between the positive electrode and the negative electrode. The separator may include: a separator substrate; and a fibrous adhesive layer formed on one or both surfaces of the separator substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Sang Mok Park, Yeolmae Yeo, Dongjun Kim, Yoon Sung Lee, Jieun Lee, Sa Heum Kim, Seung-Min Oh
  • Patent number: 11588142
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and compositions for the solution-phase deposition of thin films comprising one or more artificial solid-electrolyte interphase (SEI) layers. The thin films can be coated onto the surface of porous components of electrochemical devices, such as solid-state electrolytes employed in rechargeable batteries. The methods and systems provided herein involve exposing the component to be coated to different liquid reagents in sequential processing steps, with optional intervening rinsing and drying steps. Processing may occur in a single reaction chamber or multiple reaction chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Coreshell Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sourav Basu, Jonathan Tan
  • Patent number: 11581534
    Abstract: A positive-electrode material for a lithium ion secondary battery contains a lithium complex compound that is represented by the formula: Li1+aNibMncCodTieMfO2+?, and has an atomic ratio Ti3+/Ti4+ between Ti3+ and Ti4+, as determined through X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, of greater than or equal to 1.5 and less than or equal to 20. In the formula, M is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Mg, Al, Zr, Mo, and Nb, and a, b, c, d, e, f, and a are numbers satisfying ?0.1?a?0.2, 0.7<b?0.9, 0?c<0.3, 0?d<0.3, 0<e?0.25, 0?f<0.3, b+c+d+e+f=1, and ?0.2???0.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Gunji, Hisato Tokoro, Shin Takahashi, Tatsuya Toyama, Hiroshi Haruna, Daiko Takamatsu, Takashi Nakabayashi, Shuichi Takano
  • Patent number: 11552292
    Abstract: The present invention provides lithium nickelate-based positive electrode active substance particles having a high energy density which are excellent in charge/discharge cycle characteristics when highly charged, and hardly suffer from generation of gases upon storage under high-temperature conditions, and a process for producing the positive electrode active substance particles, as well as a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery. The present invention relates to positive electrode active substance particles each comprising a core particle X comprising a lithium nickelate composite oxide having a layer structure which is represented by the formula: Li1+aNi1?b?cCobMcO2 wherein M is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Mn, Al, B, Mg, Ti, Sn, Zn and Zr; a is a number of ?0.1 to 0.2 (?0.1•a•0.2); b is a number of 0.05 to 0.5 (0.05•b•0.5); and c is a number of 0.01 to 0.4 (0.01•c•0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: TODA KOGYO CORP.
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Watanabe, Xiang Sun
  • Patent number: 11502294
    Abstract: A producing method of a solution that contains lithium, at least one of a niobium complex and a titanium complex, and ammonia, wherein an amount of the ammonia in the solution is 0.3 mass % or less. The solution is suitable for forming a coating layer capable of improving battery characteristics of an active material in a battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: DOWA ELECTRONICS MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Aiki, Toshihiko Ueyama, Koji Tanoue
  • Patent number: 11484865
    Abstract: Catalysts for selective production of hydrogen peroxide and methods of making and using thereof have been developed. The catalysts include an alloyed or doped metal oxide which permits tuning of the catalytic properties of the catalysts for selection of a desired pathway to a product, such as hydrogen peroxide. The catalysts may be incorporated into electrochemical or photochemical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: YALE UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Shu Hu
  • Patent number: 11444204
    Abstract: Techniques and mechanisms for improved performance characteristics of a transistor device. In an embodiment, a transistor of an integrated circuit comprises a source, a drain, a gate, a gate dielectric and a semiconductor structure which adjoins the gate dielectric. The semiconductor structure is configured to provide a conductive channel between the source and drain. The semiconductor structure includes first, second and third portions, the second portion between the source and the gate, and the third portion between the drain and the gate, wherein the first portion connects the second portion and third portion to one another. A thickness of the first portion is less than another thickness of one of the second portion or the third portion. In another embodiment, the locations of thicker portions of semiconductor structure mitigate overall transistor capacitance, while a thinner intermediary portion of the semiconductor structure promotes good sub-threshold swing characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Abhishek A. Sharma, Van H. Le, Sean T. Ma, Jack Kavalieros, Benjamin Chu-Kung
  • Patent number: 11270809
    Abstract: A conductive pattern having high dispersion stability and a low resistance over a board is formed. A dispersing element (1) contains a copper oxide (2), a dispersing agent (3), and a reductant. Content of the reductant is in a range of a following formula (1). Content of the dispersing agent is in a range of a following formula (2). 0.0001?(reductant mass/copper oxide mass)?0.10??(1) 0.0050?(dispersing agent mass/copper oxide mass)?0.30??(2) The dispersing element containing the reductant promotes reduction of copper oxide to copper in firing and promotes sintering of the copper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Eiichi Ohno, Toru Yumoto, Masanori Tsuruta
  • Patent number: 11177481
    Abstract: A lithium secondary battery includes a positive electrode, negative electrode, a separator, and a nonaqueous electrolyte having lithium-ion conductivity. The positive electrode contains a positive electrode active material containing lithium. The negative electrode faces the positive electrode. The separator is disposed between the positive and negative electrodes. The negative electrode includes a negative electrode current collector. The negative electrode current collector includes a layer having a first surface, and protrusions protruding from the first surface. The first surface is a surface on which lithium metal is deposited during charge. The protrusions do not divide the first surface into parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryohei Miyamae, Akira Kano, Kensuke Nakura
  • Patent number: 11107712
    Abstract: Apparatus and techniques are described herein for use in manufacturing electronic devices. Such as can include organic light emitting diode (OLED) devices. Such apparatus and techniques can include using one or more modules having a controlled environment. For example, a substrate can be received from a printing system located in a first processing environment, and the substrate can be provided a second processing environment, such as to an enclosed thermal treatment module comprising a controlled second processing environment. The second processing environment can include a purified gas environment having a different composition than the first processing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventors: Conor F. Madigan, Eliyahu Vronsky, Alexander Sou-Kang Ko, Justin Mauck
  • Patent number: 10515736
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are nanostructured conducting films. The nanostructured conducting films can comprise a nanocrystal phase comprising a plurality of nanocrystals comprising a first metal chalcogenide, the nanocrystal phase being dispersed within a continuous phase comprising a second metal chalcogenide, and wherein the nanocrystal phase, the continuous phase, or a combination thereof further comprises a dopant. In some examples, the first metal chalcogenide and/or the second metal chalcogenide comprise a metal oxide. Also disclosed herein are transparent conducting oxide films having heterogeneous dopant distributions, the films having high mobility, good conductivity, or combinations thereof. Also described herein are methods of making and methods of use of the nanostructured conducing films described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Delia Milliron, Byung Hyo Kim
  • Patent number: 10479900
    Abstract: VO2 and V2O5 nano- or micro-materials. The VO2 nano-materials and micro-materials have an M1 phase structure and oxygen stoichiometry that deviates 2% or less from theoretical stoichiometry. The VO2 nano-materials and micro-materials may doped with cation dopants and/or anion dopants. The VO2 and V2O5 nano- or micro-materials can be made by hydrothermal methods starting with V3O7.H2O nano- or micro-material. The VO2 and V2O5 nano- or micro-materials can be used as, for example, thermochromic window coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: The Research Foundation for The State University of New York
    Inventors: Sarbajit Banerjee, Gregory Horrocks
  • Patent number: 10468279
    Abstract: Apparatus and techniques are described herein for use in manufacturing electronic devices. such as can include organic light emitting diode (OLED) devices. Such apparatus and techniques can include using one or more modules having a controlled environment. For example, a substrate can be received from a printing system located in a first processing environment, and the substrate can be provided a second processing environment, such as to an enclosed thermal treatment module comprising a controlled second processing environment. The second processing environment can include a purified gas environment having a different composition than the first processing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Kateeva, Inc.
    Inventors: Conor F. Madigan, Eliyahu Vronsky, Alexander Sou-Kang Ko, Justin Mauck
  • Patent number: 10320005
    Abstract: A new BiVO4-laminate manufacturing method and BiVO4 laminate are provided. A bismuth-vanadate laminate is manufactured as follows: a substrate that can be heated by microwaves is disposed inside a precursor solution containing a vanadium salt and a bismuth salt, microwave-activated chemical bath deposition (MW-CBD) is used to form a bismuth-vanadate layer on the substrate, and a firing process is performed as necessary. A bismuth-vanadate laminate manufactured in this way is suitable for use as a photocatalyst or photoelectrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: TOKYO UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE FOUNDATION, MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC., JAPAN TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION OF ARTIFICIAL PHOTOSYNTHETIC CHEMICAL PROCESS
    Inventors: Akihiko Kudo, Qingxin Jia, Akihide Iwase
  • Patent number: 10233533
    Abstract: A method for use in a coating process includes pre-heating a substrate in the presence of a coating material and shielding the substrate during the pre-heating from premature deposition of the coating material by establishing a gas screen between the substrate and the coating material. An apparatus for use in a coating process includes a chamber, a crucible that is configured to hold a coating material in the chamber, an energy source operable to heat the interior of the chamber, a coating envelope situated with respect to the crucible, and at least one gas manifold located near the coating envelope. The at least one gas manifold is configured to provide a gas screen between the coating envelope and the crucible. A second manifold provides gas during a later coating deposition to compress a vapor plume of the coating material and focus the plume on the substrate to increase deposition rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph A. DePalma, Mladen F. Trubelja, David A. Litton, Dmitri L. Novikov, Sergei F. Burlatsky
  • Patent number: 10179948
    Abstract: A method for coating a turbine engine component, said method includes the steps of: placing the component into a chamber; injecting a non-reactive carrier gas containing a coating material into the chamber; and forming a coating on a desired portion of the component by locally heating the desired portion of the component by redirecting a directed energy beam onto the desired portion of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Brooks E Snyder, Thomas J Martin, Thomas N Slavens
  • Patent number: 10060033
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel precursors in the form of metal complexes with 2-substituted 1,3-diketones and to a process for the preparation thereof. The invention furthermore relates to the use thereof for the production of thin metal-oxide layers. The latter are constituents in a very wide variety of electronic components and devices having various functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Klaus Bonrad, Joerg Schneider, Rudolf Hoffman, Mareiki Kaloumenos
  • Patent number: 10056604
    Abstract: The present disclosure refers to a cathode material composite having improved conductivity, and a cathode and electrochemical device having the cathode material composite. In accordance with one embodiment of the present disclosure, a conductive polymer is positioned on the surface of a shell present in the form of a tetragonal structure in the lithium manganese oxide, thereby enhancing electrical conductivity to be highly involved in reaction around 3V, and providing a conductive path to improve the capacity, life and rate characteristics of an electrochemical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-Hye Park, Song-Taek Oh, Hyeok-Moo Lee
  • Patent number: 10046310
    Abstract: A catalytic converter includes a catalyst. The catalyst includes a supporting oxide layer. The catalyst also includes platinum group metal (PGM) particles partially embedded in the supporting oxide layer such that a portion of each PGM particle is surrounded by the supporting oxide layer and an other portion of each PGM particle remains exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Xingcheng Xiao, Gongshin Qi
  • Patent number: 10017874
    Abstract: There is provided a manufacturing method of a ferroelectric crystal film in which an orientation of a seed crystal film is transferred preferably and a film deposition rate is suitable for volume production. A seed crystal film is formed on a substrate in epitaxial growth by a sputtering method, an amorphous film including ferroelectric material is formed over the seed crystal film by a spin-coat coating method, the seed crystal film and the amorphous film are heated in an oxygen atmosphere for oxidation and crystallization of the amorphous film, and thereby a ferroelectric coated-and-sintered crystal film is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignees: YOUTEC CO., LTD., SAE MAGNETICS (H.K.) LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Kijima, Yuuji Honda, Daisuke Iitsuka, Kenjirou Hata
  • Patent number: 9956727
    Abstract: A printer apparatus and a method for continuously printing a three-dimensional (3D) object. The printer apparatus has an elongated container for containing build fluid comprising a monomer from which the 3D object is made. A means for continuous conveying a build platform has a build surface that descending down into the build fluid. A matrix of light emitting elements are disposed above the elongated container, and emit a predetermined pattern of a reactive light toward the continuously conveyed build surface and at the upper surface of the build fluid. The reactive light has a predetermined pattern that polymerizes and/or agglomerates a portion of the upper surface of the build fluid into a build material having a build pattern comprising the build material. The build platform can have a plurality of build surface segments attached in series along a continuous conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: POLAR 3D LLC
    Inventor: William Joseph Steele
  • Patent number: 9875870
    Abstract: In order, for example, to improve the ohmic contact between two metal pieces located at a metallization level, these two metal pieces are equipped with two offset vias located at the metallization level and at least partially at the via level immediately above. Each offset via comprises, for example, a nonoxidizable or substantially nonoxidizable compound, such as a barrier layer of Ti/TiN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS (ROUSSET) SAS
    Inventors: Christian Rivero, Pascal Fornara, Sebastian Orellana
  • Patent number: 9601747
    Abstract: A process of forming and the resulting nano-pitted metal substrate that serves both as patterns to grow nanostructured materials and as current collectors for the resulting nanostructured material is disclosed herein. The nano-pitted substrate can be fabricated from any suitable conductive material that allows nanostructured electrodes to be grown directly on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: The University of Tulsa
    Inventors: Dale Teeters, Matthew Smith
  • Patent number: 9540249
    Abstract: Embodiments may pertain to methods for preparing a transition metal oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: The University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Wallace Chik Ho Choy, Fengxian Xie, ChuanDao Wang
  • Patent number: 9536632
    Abstract: A solar cell can include a substrate and a semiconductor region disposed in or above the substrate. The solar cell can also include a conductive contact disposed on the semiconductor region with the conductive contact including deformed conductive particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: SunPower Corporation
    Inventor: Richard Hamilton Sewell
  • Patent number: 9431178
    Abstract: To provide a solid electrolytic capacitor capable of high performance, the capacitor including: an anode element made of tantalum or niobium; a dielectric film disposed on the anode element; and a solid electrolytic layer disposed on the dielectric film, the dielectric film including: a first dielectric film made of an oxide of the tantalum or niobium, formed on a surface of the anode element; and a second dielectric film made of a composite metal oxide having a perovskite structure, formed on the first dielectric film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazutoyo Horio