Metal Oxide, Peroxide, Or Hydroxide Coating Patents (Class 427/126.3)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9423295
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the invention, there is provided a photo-sensor comprising: an optically transparent substrate; an electrode pair; and a photoactive film with electrical polarization located between the optically transparent substrate and the electrode pair, wherein the optically transparent substrate is configured to transmit incident radiation received by the optically transparent substrate to the photoactive film and wherein the electrode pair is configured to receive charge carriers generated by the photoactive film in response to the transmitted incident radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    Inventors: Szu Cheng Lai, Kui Yao, Yi Fan Chen, Yee Fun Lim
  • Patent number: 9409127
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure includes a tubular honeycomb structure body including porous partition walls defining a plurality of cells, and an outer peripheral wall and a pair of electrode parts disposed on a side face of the honeycomb structure body, wherein the honeycomb structure body has electric resistivity of 1 to 200 ?cm, each electrode part has a belt-like shape extending in an extending direction of the cells, each electrode part is placed on an opposite side each other across a center of the honeycomb structure body, the honeycomb structure body includes an inflow-side area that is an area on the inflow-side and covering the inflow end face, and an outflow-side area that is an area other than the inflow-side area, and the inflow-side area is made of a material having electric resistivity lower than electric resistivity of a material of the outflow-side area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazumi Mase, Yoshimasa Omiya, Atsushi Kaneda, Takashi Noro
  • Patent number: 9382163
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide an amorphous dielectric film and an electronic component in which the relative permittivity and the temperature coefficient of electrostatic capacitance can be maintained and the withstand voltage can be increased even if the dielectric film is further thinned. The amorphous dielectric film of the present invention is characterized in that it is a dielectric film composed of an amorphous composition with A-B—O as the main component, wherein A contains at least two elements selected from the group consisting of Ba, Ca and Sr, and B contains Zr. When the main component of the dielectric film is represented by (BaxCaySrz)?—B—O, x, y and z meet the conditions of 0?x?1, 0?y?1, 0?z?1, respectively, x+y+z=1 and at least any two of x, y and z are 0.1 or more. When A/B is represented by ?, 0.5???1.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiko Kaneko, Saori Takeda, Yuki Yamashita, Junichi Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 9379422
    Abstract: A method of electrode hydrogenation for photoelectrochemical (PEC) water oxidation is provided that includes annealing a PEC electrode in air, and annealing the PEC electrode in hydrogen to form a hydrogenated-PEC electrode, where PEC performance is improved by enhancing charge transfer and transport in the hydrogenated-PEC electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Yat Li, Gongming Wang
  • Patent number: 9368255
    Abstract: A conductive particle comprising a polyhedral shape in which two neighboring sides among a plurality of sides form an intersection line, and two sides meeting on the intersection line form an angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dae-Geun Lee
  • Patent number: 9343202
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a composition for making a thin film comprising a solvent; a plurality of particles; the particles being derived by reacting a metal salt with itself or with a ligand; where the metal salt forms metal oxides and/or metal hydroxides upon reacting with itself or with a ligand; and where the particles have a metal oxide content that is substantially greater than their metal hydroxide content when heated at a temperature of less than or equal to 200° C. Disclosed herein too is a method for making the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Vivek Subramanian, Steven K. Volkman
  • Patent number: 9331212
    Abstract: A semiconductor device having a transistor gate length greatly reduced as a result of promotion of semiconductor integrated circuit miniaturization where leakage current generation in a gate insulating film can be inhibited to enhance the transistor function. The semiconductor device includes: a semiconductor substrate having a main surface; a pair of source/drain regions formed over the main surface of the semiconductor substrate; a gate insulating film formed, over a region between the pair of source/drain regions, to be in contact with the main surface; and a gate electrode formed to be in contact with the upper surface of the gate insulating film. In the semiconductor device, the gate electrode has a length of less than 45 nm in a direction from a first one of the pair of source/drain regions to a second one of the pair of source/drain regions, and the gate insulating film has an antiferroelectric film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuya Kamon
  • Patent number: 9285506
    Abstract: An ITO film having a band gap in a range of 4.0 eV to 4.5 eV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takehiro Yonezawa, Kazuhiko Yamasaki, Ai Takenoshita
  • Patent number: 9194046
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing semiconductive indium oxide layers, in which a substrate is coated with a liquid, anhydrous composition comprising a) at least one indium alkoxide and b) at least one solvent, optionally dried and thermally treated at temperatures greater than 250° C., to the layers producible by this process, and to the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Arne Hoppe, Alexey Merkulov, Juergen Steiger, Duy Vu Pham, Yvonne Damaschek, Heiko Thiem
  • Patent number: 9175392
    Abstract: A gas distribution structure for supplying reactant gases and purge gases to independent process cells to deposit thin films on separate regions of a substrate is described. Each process cell has an associated ring purge and exhaust manifold to prevent reactive gases from forming deposits on the surface of the wafer between the isolated regions. Each process cell has an associated showerhead for conveying the reactive gases to the substrate. The showerheads can be independently rotated to simulate the rotation parameter for the deposition process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Intermolecular, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Satitpunwaycha, Kent Child
  • Patent number: 9164009
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device for measuring the pressure of a fluid carried in a conduit. The device comprises a first electrode, a second electrode, a nanoassembly of conductive or semi-conductive nanoparticles in contact with the two electrodes, and a measurement device. The measurement device provides proportional information with respect to an electrical property of the nanoassembly. The electrical property is measured between the first and second electrode, and the electrical property is sensitive to the distance between the nanoparticles of the nanoassembly. The nanoassembly is mechanically linked to a flexible substrate having a mechanical linkage with the fluid carried in the conduit such that the distances between the nanoparticles of the nanoassembly are modified by a pressure variation in the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: NANOMADE CONCEPT
    Inventors: Eric Mouchel La Fosse, Lionel Songeon
  • Patent number: 9105937
    Abstract: The present invention relates to electrode materials for charged electrical cells, comprising at least one polymer comprising polysulfide bridges, and carbon in a polymorph comprising at least 60% sp2-hybridized carbon atoms. The present invention further relates to electrical cells comprising the inventive electrode material, to specific polymers comprising polysulfide bridges, to processes for preparation thereof and to the use of the inventive cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Oliver Gronwald, Alexander Panchenko, Arnd Garsuch
  • Patent number: 9080250
    Abstract: A metal object is treated to form an integral surface layer by: (a) immersing the metal object in an anodising electrolyte, and passivating the metal to form an anodised layer on the metal object; (b) continuing the application of a potential to modify the surface layer; (c) then treating the metal object with a chemical reducing agent so a hydrous metal oxide is formed; and (d) then contacting the metal object with a solution containing a biocidal material so as to incorporate biocidal material into the surface layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Accentus Medical Limited
    Inventor: Andrew Derek Turner
  • Patent number: 9051640
    Abstract: An embodiment of the disclosed technology discloses a transparent conductive thin film and a method of manufacturing the same. The embodiment of the disclosed technology employs tin (II) oxalate (Sn2C2O4) as a raw material, acetic acid and ammonia as complex agents to form a neutral complex system with a pH=6.5˜7.5, and trifluoroacetic acid as dopant to form a stable doping of F ions, and has a high doping efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tongjun Liu
  • Patent number: 9054293
    Abstract: A piezoelectric element includes a substrate, and a lower electrode layer, a piezoelectric layer, and an upper electrode layer sequentially formed on the substrate. The substrate has a linear thermal expansion coefficient higher than that of the piezoelectric layer, and the piezoelectric layer includes a polycrystalline body having an in-plane stress in a compressive direction. Thus, the piezoelectric element realizes the piezoelectric layer having a high orientation in a polarization axis direction, high proportionality of a displacement amount with respect to an applied voltage, and a large absolute value of the displacement amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshinari Noda, Kazuki Komaki
  • Patent number: 9045637
    Abstract: An addition curing silicone rubber composition and a cured product thereof are provided. In this composition, amount of the low molecular weight siloxane component volatilizing from the cured product has been reduced, and as a consequence, this composition is free from the problems such as clouding or haze, contact fault, adhesion failure, and hydrophobicization of the surface caused by the deposition of the volatilized low-molecular weight siloxane component on the surrounding surfaces. More specifically, the addition curing silicone rubber composition comprises; (A) 100 parts by weight of a polyorganosiloxane containing, on average, at least two alkenyl groups which are bonded to silicon atom; (B) 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Noriyuki Meguriya, Shinichi Ide, Toshio Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20150147651
    Abstract: A positive active material for a rechargeable lithium battery including a core including at least one selected from a nickel-based composite oxide represented by Chemical Formula 1 or a lithium manganese oxide represented by Chemical Formula 2; and a coating layer on a surface of the core and including a lithium metal oxide represented by Chemical Formula 3, the positive active material having a peak at a 2? value of about 19° to about 22° and another peak at a 2? value of about 40° to about 45° in an X-ray diffraction pattern using a CuK? ray, is disclosed. A method of preparing the same, and a rechargeable lithium battery including the same, are also disclosed. LiNixCoyMn1-x-yO2??Chemical Formula 1 LiaMnbOc??Chemical Formula 2 Li2MO3??Chemical Formula 3 In Chemical Formulae 1 to 3, x, y, a, b, c, and M are the same as in the detailed description.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ming-Zi Hong, Do-Hyung Park, Seon-Young Kwon, Joong-Ho Moon, Ji-Hyun Kim, Han-Eol Park, Min-Han Kim, Myong-A Woo, Ki-Hyun Kim, Jong-Seo Choi
  • Patent number: 9040119
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a transparent conductive film which is formed via a coating step, a drying step and a baking step, wherein the baking step is characterized in that the dried coating film containing the organic metal compound as the main component is baked by being heated to a baking temperature or higher, at which at least the inorganic component is crystallized, under an oxygen-containing atmosphere having a dewpoint of ?10° C. or lower, whereby an organic component contained in the dried coating film is removed therefrom by a heat decomposition, a combustion or the combination thereof to thereby form a conductive oxide microparticle layer densely filled with conductive oxide microparticles containing the metal oxide as a main component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaya Yukinobu, Yoshihiro Otsuka
  • Publication number: 20150140321
    Abstract: A method and device for improving the adhesion of fluorinated transparent conducting oxide films by incorporating a non-conducting, non-fluorinated adhesion layer between a substrate and a transparent conducting oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas GENNETT, John PERKINS, Arrelaine DAMERON
  • Publication number: 20150140476
    Abstract: High surface area electrodes formed using sol-gel derived monoliths as electrode substrates or electrode templates, and methods for making high surface area electrodes are described. The high surface area electrodes may have tunable pore sizes and well-controlled pore size distributions. The high surface area electrodes may be used as electrodes in a variety of energy storage devices and systems such as capacitors, electric double layer capacitors, batteries, and fuel cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Nanotune Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Vinod M.P. NAIR, David MARGOLESE, Samir J. ANZ, Shiho WANG
  • 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: 9034418
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a piezoelectric film includes: forming a piezoelectric precursor film including Bi, Fe, Mn, Ba, and Ti; and obtaining a piezoelectric film preferentially oriented with the (110) plane by crystallizing the piezoelectric precursor film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuaki Hamada
  • Patent number: 9023764
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an oxide superconductor includes an oriented superconductor layer and an oxide layer. The oriented superconductor layer contains fluorine at 2.0×1016-5.0×1019 atoms/cc and carbon at 1.0×1018-5.0×1020 atoms/cc. The superconductor layer contains in 90% or more a portion oriented along c-axis with an in-plane orientation degree (??) of 10 degrees or less, and contains a LnBa2Cu3O7-x superconductor material (Ln being yttrium or a lanthanoid except cerium, praseodymium, promethium, and lutetium). The oxide layer is provided in contact with a lower surface of the superconductor layer and oriented with an in-plane orientation degree (??) of 10 degrees or less with respect to one crystal axis of the superconductor layer. Area of a portion of the lower surface of the superconductor layer in contact with the oxide layer is 0.3 or less of area of a region directly below the superconductor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takeshi Araki, Mariko Hayashi, Ko Yamada, Hiroyuki Fuke
  • Publication number: 20150099188
    Abstract: Set forth herein are garnet material compositions, e.g., lithium-stuffed garnets and lithium-stuffed garnets doped with alumina, which are suitable for use as electrolytes and catholytes in solid state battery applications. Also set forth herein are lithium-stuffed garnet thin films having fine grains therein. Disclosed herein are novel and inventive methods of making and using lithium-stuffed garnets as catholytes, electrolytes and/or anolytes for all solid state lithium rechargeable batteries. Also disclosed herein are novel electrochemical devices which incorporate these garnet catholytes, electrolytes and/or anolytes. Also set forth herein are methods for preparing novel structures, including dense thin (<50 um) free standing membranes of an ionically conducting material for use as a catholyte, electrolyte, and, or, anolyte, in an electrochemical device, a battery component (positive or negative electrode materials), or a complete solid state electrochemical energy storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Tim Holme, Niall Donnelly
  • Publication number: 20150096169
    Abstract: A slurry for a positive electrode for a sulfide-based solid-state battery contains at least a fluorine-based copolymer containing vinylidene fluoride monomer units, a positive electrode active material, and a solvent or a dispersion medium. When a dry volume of the slurry is set to 100% by volume, a content ratio of the fluorine-based copolymer is 1.5 to 10% by volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicants: KUREHA CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hajime Hasegawa, Hiroki Kubo, Yuichi Hashimoto, Daichi Kosaka, Keisuke Watanabe, Tamito Igarashi, Mitsuyasu Sakuma
  • Publication number: 20150099181
    Abstract: A cathode active material is provided. The cathode active material includes: a composite oxide particle including at least lithium and cobalt; a coating layer which is provided in at least a part of the composite oxide particle and includes an oxide including lithium and a coating element of at least one of nickel and manganese; and a surface layer which is provided in at least a part of the coating layer and includes at least one element selected from the group consisting of silicon, tin, phosphorus, magnesium, boron, zinc, tungsten, aluminum, titanium, and zirconium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Haruo WATANABE, Tomoyo OOYAMA, Masanori SOMA, Kenji OGISU
  • Patent number: 8999584
    Abstract: A Li-ion battery is disclosed, the Li-ion battery including an anode, a cathode, a lithium donor formed from a Li-containing material, and an electrolyte in communication with the anode, the cathode, and the lithium donor. The lithium donor may be incorporated into the anode, incorporated into the cathode, a layer formed on either an anode side or a cathode side of a separator of the battery. The lithium donor is formed from Li-containing material insensitive to oxygen and aqueous moisture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Meng Jiang, Xingcheng Xiao, Mei Cai, Li Yang, Bob R. Powell, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150083978
    Abstract: There are provided a composite perovskite powder, a preparation method thereof, and a paste composition for an internal electrode having the same, the composite perovskite powder capable of preventing ions from being eluted from an aqueous system at the time of synthesis while being ultra-atomized, such that when the composite perovskite powder is used as an inhibitor powder for an internal electrode, sintering properties of the internal electrode may be deteriorated, and sintering properties of a dielectric material may be increased; accordingly, connectivity of the internal electrode may be improved, and permittivity and reliability of a multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) may be increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kum Jin PARK, Chang Hak CHOI, Sang Min YOUN, Kwang Hee NAM, Ki Myoung YUN, Hyung Joon JEON, Jong Hoon YOO
  • Publication number: 20150086871
    Abstract: Methods for producing nanostructures from copper-based catalysts on porous substrates, particularly silicon nanowires on carbon-based substrates for use as battery active materials, are provided. Related compositions are also described. In addition, novel methods for production of copper-based catalyst particles are provided. Methods for producing nanostructures from catalyst particles that comprise a gold shell and a core that does not include gold are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: ONED MATERIAL LLC
    Inventors: Wanqing Cao, Virginia Robbins
  • Publication number: 20150086850
    Abstract: In this anode for a secondary battery, method for producing same, and secondary battery, an anode active material is laminated on a surface of a metal foil, the anode active material contains at least titanium dioxide, and the titanium dioxide contains a Brookite crystal phase and contains an amorphous phase in a ratio of 1 vol % to 20 vol %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Yokouchi, Masahiro Ohmori, Chiaki Sotowa, Masayuki Sanbayashi
  • Patent number: 8988758
    Abstract: A thermochromic window doped with a dopant and a method of manufacturing the same. The thermochromic window includes a substrate and a thermochromic thin film formed on the substrate. The thermochromic thin film has a thermochromic material doped with a dopant, the concentration of the dopant gradually decreasing in a depth direction from one surface of the upper surface and the undersurface of the thermochromic thin film. The thermochromic window has a high level of visible light transmittance and high phase change efficiency while having a low phase transition temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Corning Precision Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong Won Choi, Yung-Jin Jung, Dong Gun Moon, Jee Yun Cha
  • Publication number: 20150079394
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a transparent electroconductive tin oxide powder which has electroconductivity superior to that of conventional phosphorus-doped electroconductive tin oxide powders, undergoes less temporal change in air and gives coating films comprising the powder of the present invention a total light transmittance, haze and surface resistance that are superior to those of coating films comprising conventional phosphorus-doped electroconductive tin oxide powders. The fluorinated phosphorus-doped electroconductive tin oxide powder of the present invention is obtained by the steps of producing a phosphorus- and fluorine-containing tin hydroxide uniformly in an aqueous solution by addition of 0.5 to 5 parts by weight of phosphorus and 0.5 to 4.0 parts by weight of fluorine, based on 100 parts by weight of tin oxide, adsorbing a water-soluble polymer on the product, and then firing the product at a temperature of 400 to 700° C. under a reducing atmosphere.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: TITAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shigeru NAGAOKA, Misao Mazaki, Eisuke Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20150079471
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a lithium-ion battery positive electrode material and a preparation method thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Xiangpeng FANG, Jin CHONG, Quan KUANG, Na LIU
  • Publication number: 20150072230
    Abstract: A lithium-ion cell can include at least one electrode that includes packed active electrode particles that include a multimodal particle size distribution (PSD) and a packing density, for example, greater than approximately 0.56. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Bouziane YEBKA, Joseph Anthony HOLUNG, Tin-Lup WONG, Philip John JAKES