Particles, Flakes, Or Granules Coated Or Encapsulated Patents (Class 427/212)
  • Patent number: 11123762
    Abstract: A method for coating bulk material uses a coating apparatus to produce a continuous flow of coated material having a predetermined stationary coating weight gain. Coating material is sprayed on the bulk material in two phases within respective first and second rotatable tubular containers of the coating apparatus. In the first rotatable container, the bulk material is partially coated with a pre-set weight gain. In the second rotatable container, the bulk material is sprayed with a coating material to obtain a bulk material coated with the predetermined stational coating weight gain. A transition phase is provided between the two spray periods during which a load of coated bulk material from the first container is transferred at a transfer flow rate to the second container while a new load of bulk material is fed to the first container at the same flow rate as the transfer flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventors: Nicola Gandolfi, Jola Gorreja
  • Patent number: 11111426
    Abstract: A composition for increased hydrocarbon production from a hydrocarbon-bearing reservoir. The composition includes a saltwater solution suitable for injection into the hydrocarbon-bearing reservoir for water flooding, the saltwater solution having a salinity; and a plurality of nanocapsules, where the nanocapsules are operable to be suspended amongst the saltwater solution, where the nanocapsules have an overall positively charged outer surface at respective outer shells of the nanocapsules, where the nanocapsules encapsulate water molecules within the nanocapsules, and where the nanocapsules are operable to release the water molecules in the hydrocarbon-bearing reservoir proximate overall negatively charged zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Mohammed Badri Al-Otaibi, Dong Kyu Cha, Ali Abdallah Al-Yousef
  • Patent number: 11091690
    Abstract: A quantum dot including a core including a quaternary alloy semiconductor nanocrystal and not including cadmium, a composition and a quantum dot polymer composite including the same, and an electronic device including the same. The quaternary alloy semiconductor nanocrystal comprises indium (In), phosphorous (P), zinc (Zn), and selenium (Se), and in the core, a ratio of the zinc with respect to the indium is less than or equal to about 0.5:1 and in the core, a ratio of selenium with respect to zinc is less than or equal to about 0.6:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Soo Kyung Kwon, Yong Wook Kim, Jihyun Min, Eun Joo Jang
  • Patent number: 11075367
    Abstract: A composite cathode active material, a cathode including the composite cathode active material, and a lithium battery including the cathode are provided. The composite cathode active material includes a core including a lithium metal oxide and a coating layer on the core, wherein the lithium metal oxide includes two or more transition metals including nickel (Ni), an amount of Ni within one mole of the two or more transition metals included in the lithium metal oxide is about 0.65 mol or greater, the coating layer includes LiF, and a resistance of the composite cathode active material is lower than that of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yumi Song, Seonyoung Kwon, Kihyun Kim, Soohyeon Kim, Jinhwa Kim, Joongho Moon, Jaeho Lee, Kwanghwan Cho, Soonbong Choi, Mingzi Hong
  • Patent number: 11009632
    Abstract: Methods are provided for forming a particular multi-layer micron-sized particle that is substantially transparent, yet that exhibits selectable coloration based on its physical properties. The disclosed physical properties of the particle are controllably selectable refractive indices to provide an opaque-appearing energy transmissive material when pluralities of the particles are suspended in a substantially transparent matrix material. Multiply-layered (up to 30+ constituent layers) particles result in an overall particle diameter of less than 5 microns. The material suspensions render the particles deliverable as aspirated or aerosol compositions onto substrates to form layers that selectively scatter specific wavelengths of electromagnetic energy while allowing remaining wavelengths of the incident energy to pass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Face International Corporation
    Inventors: Clark D Boyd, Bradbury R Face, Jeffrey D Shepard
  • Patent number: 10981132
    Abstract: The present application provides aerosol processes for selectively incorporating properties of solid precursor particles into processed materials is provided. In one aspect, a carrier gas and a precursor mixture are injected into an aerosol generator. The precursor mixture includes solid precursor particles and a liquid component. One or more ultrasonic transducers are applied to the precursor mixture in the aerosol generator to aerosolize a portion of the precursor mixture that comprises solid particles that are smaller than a predetermined size. The aerosolized portion of the precursor mixture is transferred, via the carrier gas, into a reactor. The aerosolized portion in the reactor is then dried and sometimes reacted to produce solid product particles, and the solid product particles are collected in a particle collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Michele L. Ostraat
  • Patent number: 10961832
    Abstract: Methods of treating a subterranean formation are disclosed that include placing a treatment fluid into a subterranean formation, the treatment fluid containing a one or more polymers capable of consolidating to form a polymeric structure at a downhole location. Also disclosed are treatment fluids including a polymeric structure for treating a subterranean formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Jazmin Godoy-Vargas, Sergey Makarychev-Mikhailov, Brent Busby, Philip Sullivan, Patrice Abivin, Marie Cambournac
  • Patent number: 10953383
    Abstract: An adsorbent composition having a bismuth material on a support containing at least one of a metal oxide, a metalloid oxide or an activated carbon and methods of making and using the same. The adsorbent composition is useful for adsorbing arsine from a fluid stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Artem Vityuk, Alfonse Maglio, Keenan Deutsch, Linda Hratko
  • Patent number: 10957897
    Abstract: A composite cathode active material, a cathode including the composite cathode active material, and a lithium battery including the cathode are provided. The composite cathode active material includes a core including a lithium metal oxide and a coating layer on the core, wherein the lithium metal oxide includes two or more transition metals including nickel (Ni), an amount of Ni within one mole of the two or more transition metals included in the lithium metal oxide is about 0.65 mol or greater, the coating layer includes LiF, and a resistance of the composite cathode active material is lower than that of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yumi Song, Seonyoung Kwon, Kihyun Kim, Soohyeon Kim, Jinhwa Kim, Joongho Moon, Jaeho Lee, Kwanghwan Cho, Soonbong Choi, Mingzi Hong
  • Patent number: 10950870
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing an alloy catalyst supported on carbon, including the steps of: dispersing alloy particles into a mixed solution of water with alcohol, introducing a silica precursor thereto, and carrying out sol-gel reaction in the presence of a basic catalyst to obtain silica-coated alloy particles; supporting the silica-coated alloy particles onto a carbon carrier to obtain silica-coated alloy particles supported on carbon; heat treating the silica-coated alloy particles supported on carbon to increase an alloying degree; and removing silica coating by using inorganic base solution and a surfactant. The method for producing an alloy catalyst provides a high-quality and high-durability alloy catalyst by increasing the alloying degree of a catalyst through a heat treatment step, while forming a silica coating layer effectively on small alloy particles having a size of several nanometers to inhibit growth of the size of alloy particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION, YONSEI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hansung Kim, Jonggil Oh
  • Patent number: 10888829
    Abstract: Hybrid microparticle having a polymer core and a shell which surrounds the polymer core at least in sections and which has a silicon dioxide layer; characterized by an RF value, the RF value being defined as the ratio of an external surface area amenable to the adsorption of nitrogen to a surface area which is computable from an arithmetic mean diameter of the hybrid microparticle considered as an ideal sphere, where the shell has a structure selected from: closed and smooth, with the shell having an RF value of between 1 and 1.5; closed and hillocky, with the shell having an RF value of between 1.51 and 3; or open, with the shell having an RF value of greater than 3.01.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Vertreten Durch Den Bundesrepublik Für Wirtschaft Und Energie
    Inventors: Dominik Sarma, Knut Rurack
  • Patent number: 10883601
    Abstract: A sliding member includes a base material, and an amorphous hard carbon film formed on a surface of the base material, in which a sp2 ratio of the amorphous hard carbon film increases from an inner surface side corresponding to the base material side toward an outer surface side thereof to become a maximum value and further decreases toward the outer surface side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Xingrui Deng
  • Patent number: 10818442
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a metal oxide film includes sequentially laminating a carbon film and a metal oxide film including nano-sized metal oxide nanoparticles on a porous fuel membrane to form a preliminary composite structure and reducing the metal oxide film to form a composite structure by combusting the porous fuel membrane while applying a voltage to the preliminary composite structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: KOREA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND BUSINESS FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Won-joon Choi, Tae-han Yeo, Dong-joon Shin
  • Patent number: 10804043
    Abstract: A method of synthesizing multi-shell structure nanoparticles includes uniformly distributing core nanoparticles to a first porous fuel membrane, coating the core nanoparticles fixed to the first porous fuel membrane with a fuel, and combusting the fuel coated on the core nanoparticles and the first porous fuel membrane to coat a first carbon film on surfaces of the core nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: KOREA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND BUSINESS FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Won-joon Choi, Tae-han Yeo, Dong-joon Shin
  • Patent number: 10773187
    Abstract: A coalizing product and a method for the coalescing of oil contaminants from a water flow is described, in which the product according to the invention is arranged in an apparatus for in depth coalescing of oil contaminated water. There are also disclosed uses of the method and the product for coalescing of oil contamination in water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: M Vest Water AS
    Inventor: Atle Mundheim
  • Patent number: 10737947
    Abstract: The present invention provides a zinc nitride compound suitable for electronic devices such as high-speed transistors, high-efficiency visible light-emitting devices, high-efficiency solar cells, and high-sensitivity visible light sensors. The zinc nitride compound is represented, for example, by the chemical formula CaZn2N2 or the chemical formula X12ZnN2 wherein X1 is Be or Mg. The zinc nitride compound is preferably synthesized at a high pressure of 1 GPa or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fumiyasu Oba, Hideo Hosono, Hidenori Hiramatsu, Hideya Kumomi, Yu Kumagai, Soshi Iimura, Yoshinori Muraba, Lee Alan Burton, Isao Tanaka, Yoyo Hinuma
  • Patent number: 10625228
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fluidized bed apparatus and a method for particle-coating or granulating, the fluidized bed apparatus includes a swirl generator which is mounted on a sprayer body in the fluidized bed apparatus and extends throughout an air distribution plate and is connected to a source of compressed air. The swirl generator comprises a tubular sleeve extending circumferentially around the sprayer body, and an air chamber is defined between the sleeve and the sprayer body, wherein the sleeve comprises a plurality of guiding slots. The air from the source of compressed air via the air chamber is directed by said guiding slots to rotate outwardly, so as to provide a swirling air stream circumferentially outwardly relative to the sprayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Tianjin Cenax Biotechnology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yiming Liu, Huifen Lu, Fei Liu, Yitao Liu, Min Chen
  • Patent number: 10611915
    Abstract: A method of producing organic pigment microparticles includes: Step 1 of precipitating organic pigment microparticles by mixing an organic pigment raw material liquid in which an organic pigment raw material is mixed with a solvent, and a precipitation solvent for precipitating the organic pigment microparticles from the organic pigment raw material liquid in a thin film fluid formed by introducing the organic pigment raw material liquid and the precipitation solvent in a space between at least two processing surfaces which are disposed so as to face each other, being capable of approaching to and separating from each other, at least one of which rotates relatively to the other; and Step 2 of coating at least a part of the organic pigment microparticles with an oxide coating; wherein the oxide coating is optically colorless and transparent, and Step 1 and Step 2 are performed out continuously in the thin film fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: M. TECHNIQUE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masakazu Enomura, Kazutaka Takeda, Daisuke Honda
  • Patent number: 10597298
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for emulsion templating hollow silica-based particles. The particles are suitable for containing one or more active ingredients or for containing other smaller particles which may include one or more active ingredients. The emulsion templated particles can be formed from two or more silanes. The emulsion templated particles can also be formed from a silane and a compound that attaches a polymer on the shell of the hollow silica-based particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: CoLabs International Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel H. Traynor, Hao Xu, Henry G. Traynor, John Carson, Martin S. Flacks
  • Patent number: 10588875
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an oral composition showing increased adsorption performance of an oil-soluble medicinal ingredient such as glycyrrhetinic acid and tocopherol to the gums and oral mucosa. The invention relates to an oral composition comprising the following ingredients (A), (B), (C), and (D): (A) 0.01 mass % or more and 2.5 mass % or less of one or more oil-soluble medicinal ingredients selected from the group consisting of glycyrrhetinic acid, tocopherol, and a tocopherol derivative; (B) 4 mass % or more and 30 mass % or less of a higher alcohol having 12 or more and 22 or less carbon atoms comprising (b1) cetanol and (b2) stearyl alcohol; (C) 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noritaka Takahashi, Ikuhisa Ichimura, Takuya Asada, Susumu Nakatsu
  • Patent number: 10533124
    Abstract: A foamed treatment fluid comprising: an external phase, wherein the external phase comprises: (A) water; (B) a curable resin; and (C) a foaming agent; and an internal phase, wherein the internal phase comprises an inert gas. A method of treating particles of a particle pack located in a subterranean formation comprising: introducing the foam into the subterranean formation; and consolidating the particles of the particle pack after introduction into the subterranean formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Parton, Loan Vo, Philip D. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10513462
    Abstract: A method for making transparent nanocomposite ceramics and other solid bulk materials from nanoparticle powders and transparent nanocomposite ceramics and other solid bulk materials formed using that method. A nanoparticle powder is placed into a reaction chamber and is treated to produce a clean surface powder. The clean surface powder is coated with a second material by means of p-ALD to produce core/shell or core multi shell nanoparticles having a coating or coatings of a other material surrounding the nanoparticle. The core/shell nanoparticles are cleaned and formed into green compact which is sintered to produce a transparent nanocomposite ceramic or other solid bulk material consisting of nanoparticles or core/shell nanoparticles uniformly embedded in a matrix of a different material, particularly in a matrix of a different ceramic material, formed by outer shell of initial core/shell. All steps are performed without exposing the material to the ambient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Boris N. Feigelson, James A. Wollmershauser, Kedar Manandhar, Francis J. Kub
  • Patent number: 10513942
    Abstract: A seal comprises a housing. A coating has at least two layers with a bond layer to be positioned between a housing and a second hard layer. The second hard layer is formed to be harder than the bond layer. The bond layer has a bond strength greater than or equal to 200 psi and less than or equal to 2000 psi. A gas turbine engine, and a method of forming a coating layer are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher W. Strock, Enzo DiBenedetto
  • Patent number: 10464001
    Abstract: A method of making a fluorinated fibrous web, which method includes providing a nonwoven web 22 that contains polymeric fibers, creating a plasma that contains fluorine atoms at a first location 14, and contacting the nonwoven web with products from the plasma at a second location 26 remote from the first location 14. The method avoids exposure of the web to the plasma and hence expands the manufacturing processing window. Webs so fluorinated have a different C3F4H+ to C2F5+ ratio when compared to locally fluorinated webs having similar levels of surface fluorination. The remote fluorinated webs can be subsequently charged electrically to provide a good performing electret filter 40 suitable for use in an air purifying respirator 30. Webs fluorinated in accordance with this invention also may exhibit good performance even after being “aged” at high temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Seth M. Kirk, Marvin E. Jones, Steven J. Pachuta, Andrew W. Chen, William P. Klinzing, Patrick J. Sager
  • Patent number: 10468825
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: a contact module having a base portion, a tongue portion extending forwardly from the base portion, and two rows of conductive terminals, the tongue portion including a front mating portion and a rear thickened portion, each conductive terminal including a contacting portion exposed to two surfaces of the front mating portion and a soldering portion extending outwardly from the base portion, wherein the contact module is constructed of a ceramic flat portion and an insulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jun Zhao, Cai-Yun Zhang
  • Patent number: 10450507
    Abstract: A quantum dot includes a seed and a core enclosing the seed. The core is grown from the seed to improve size uniformity of the core. The seed includes a first compound without Cd. The first compound may be GaP. The core may include a second compound including elements from group XIII and group XV. The second compound may be InP. The quantum dot may also include a first shell of a third compound enclosing the core. The third compound may be ZnSe or ZnS. The quantum dot may also include a second shell of a fourth compound enclosing the first shell. The fourth compound may be ZnS when the third compound is ZnSe. Embodiments also relate to a quantum dot including first to third elements selected from XIII group elements and XV group elements and fourth to sixth elements selected from XII group elements and XVI group elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung-Kook Jang, Byung-Geol Kim, Wy-Yong Kim, Kyu-Nam Kim, Hee-Yeol Kim, Sung-Il Woo, Do-Hyung Kim, Tae-Yang Lee
  • Patent number: 10435601
    Abstract: An adhesive agent having excellent bonding properties with oxide films and excellent heat-dissipation properties and a connection structure using the same. The adhesive agent contains an epoxy compound, a cationic catalyst, and an acrylic resin containing acrylic acid and acrylic acid ester having a hydroxyl group. Acrylic acid in the acrylic resin reacts with the epoxy compound to generate connections between an island of acrylic resin and a sea of epoxy compound and roughen the surface of an oxide film to improve an anchor effect with the sea of epoxy compound; solder particles contained in the adhesive agent are melted to form metal bonding with an electrode, thereby enabling improvement in adhesive strength between the adhesive agent and the electrode and further improving heat dissipation from a surface of the metal bonding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaharu Aoki, Shiyuki Kanisawa, Hidetsugu Namiki, Akira Ishigami
  • Patent number: 10335757
    Abstract: A process for making a reduced size oxidant particle is provided. The process forms reduced sized oxidant particles by feeding a coating material and oxidant particles of an initial size into a mill. The coating material may be oleophilic, hydrophobic, siliphilic, hydrocarbon soluble, or a combination thereof. The oxidant particles are then milled, reducing the particle size of the oxidant particles. During the milling step, the coating coats a substantial portion of each reduced sized oxidant particle reducing reagglomeration during the milling step. Optionally, the oxidant particles produced by the process of the instant invention are encapsulated. Alternatively or additionally, the oxidant particles may be placed in suspension. An outermost encapsulant may be substantially non-reacting, impermeable and non-dissolving with water. The oxidant particles formed by the process of the present invention may be placed directly into or in the path of the contaminant(s) in the environmental media to be treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Specialty Earth Sciences
    Inventors: Jason Swearingen, Lindsay Swearingen
  • Patent number: 10329154
    Abstract: A method for preparing an electrode material, said material comprising complex oxide particles having a non-powdery conductive carbon deposit on at least part of their surface, said method comprising: grinding into nanometer size complex oxide particles or particles of complex oxide precursors, wherein the grinding is performed in a bead mill on particles dispersed in a carrier solvent, adding an organic carbon precursor to the oxide particles or oxide precursor particles before, during or after said grinding, and pyrolysing the mixture thus obtained, selecting the size of the particles to grind, the size of the beads used to grind, and the size of the resulting particles such that: 0.004<MS(SP)/MS(B)<0.12 and 0.0025<MS(FP)/MS(SP)<0.25, wherein MS(SP) represents the mean size diameter of the particles before grinding, MS(FP) represents the mean size diameter of the particles after grinding, and MS(B) is the mean size diameter of the beads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson Matthey Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Guoxian Liang, Patrick Charest, Michel Gauthier, Abdelbast Guerfi, Christophe Michot, Karim Zaghib
  • Patent number: 10322194
    Abstract: The present disclosure, among other things, provides a composition including a nanoscale core; a plurality of capping agent entities associated on the core; an outer encapsulant layer; and a plurality of dopant entities distributed at locations selected from the group consisting of: on or within the nanoscale core, on or between capping agent entities, on or within the encapsulating layer, and combinations thereof. Provided technologies can achieve unprecedented levels of dopant entity density and/or surface localization, which, for a SE(R)RS-active agent dopant, results in dramatically improved signal intensity and/or imaging sensitivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research
    Inventors: Moritz Kircher, Stefan Harmsen, Matthew Wall
  • Patent number: 10287701
    Abstract: A method of preparing a metal nanoparticle on a surface includes subjecting a metal source to a temperature and a pressure in a carrier gas selected to provide a vapor metal species at a vapor pressure in the range of about 10?4 to about 10?11 atm; contacting the vapor metal species with a heated substrate; and depositing the metal as a nanoparticle on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: The Trustees of Boston University
    Inventors: Uday B. Pal, Soumendra Basu, Paul Gasper, Yanchen Lu, Srikanth Gopalan
  • Patent number: 10227441
    Abstract: There are provided a silyl-terminated resin composition and a method for producing the same, the silyl-terminated resin composition being superior in storage stability before curing and providing a cured product which has a low initial modulus and can maintain the low modulus even after a heat-accelerated test. The silyl-terminated resin composition comprises a surface-treated calcium carbonate and a silyl-terminated resin, wherein the surface-treated calcium carbonate is obtained by surface-treating calcium carbonate having a BET specific surface area in the range of 1 m2/g to 60 m2/g with a fatty acid, and has an alkali metal content in the range of 500 ?g/g to 2000 ?g/g and the free fatty acid as determined by ethanol extraction in the range of 1.8 to 2.5% by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: SHIRAISHI KOGYO KAISHA, LTD.
    Inventors: Kanehiro Osakabe, Yoshisada Kayano
  • Patent number: 10227529
    Abstract: A method of producing nanoparticles comprises effecting conversion of a nanoparticle precursor composition to the material of the nanoparticles. The nanoparticle precursor composition comprises a first precursor species containing a group 13 element to be incorporated into the nanoparticles and a separate second precursor species containing either a group 15 or a group 16 element to be incorporated into the nanoparticles. The conversion is effected in the presence of molecular cluster compounds under conditions permitting seeding and growth of the nanoparticles on the molecular cluster compounds. The molecular cluster compounds and nanoparticle precursor composition can be dissolved in a solvent at a first temperature to form a solution and the temperature of the solution can then be increased to a second temperature sufficient to initiate seeding and growth of the nanoparticles on the molecular cluster compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Nanoco Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul O'Brien, Nigel Pickett
  • Patent number: 10167236
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for providing an inorganic coating to ammonium nitrate (AN) based particles, in particular to ammonium nitrate-based particles for use as a fertilizer, as well as to an inorganic coating for ammonium nitrate-based particles per se. The method comprises the steps of: a) applying a liquid concentrated mineral acid with a water content of less than 50 weight %, to the particles, in order to at least solubilize ammonium nitrate at the outer surface of the particles such that an acidified particle grasping layer is obtained, and b) applying a solid mineral alkaline in powder form to the particles of step a) in order to react with the grasping layer of the particles to coat the acidified particle surface; wherein the stoichiometric ratio of solid mineral alkaline in powder form to concentrated mineral acid is equal to or more than 5:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: YARA INTERNATIONAL ASA
    Inventor: Francois Ledoux
  • Patent number: 10160899
    Abstract: A treatment fluid for treating a portion of a water-sensitive subterranean formation comprising: a base fluid; and a stabilizing compound, wherein the stabilizing compound reduces or eliminates swelling of a water-swellable mineral of the portion of the water-sensitive subterranean formation, and wherein the stabilizing compound comprises: (A) a cationic functional group; and (B) a hydrophobic portion. A method of treating a portion of a water-sensitive subterranean formation comprising: introducing a treatment fluid into a wellbore, wherein the wellbore penetrates the subterranean formation, wherein the portion of the subterranean formation comprises a water-swellable mineral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Loan K. Vo, Jimmie D. Weaver, Philip D. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10156383
    Abstract: A secondary optical system to increase efficiency in collecting solar radiation concentrated by primary mirrors in “beam-down” plant configurations is described. Such secondary optical system is formed at least by two reflectors—preferably in form of plane mirrors arranged at different heights—oriented to associate to each of them a sub-section of a primary field of heliostats. The secondary reflectors—each one associated to a different primary focus F1,i (i=1, . . . , n) corresponding to a sub-set of primary concentrators—allow concentration of solar rays towards a single secondary focus F2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: MAGALDI INDUSTRIES S.R.L.
    Inventor: Mario Magaldi
  • Patent number: 10138169
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to porous ceramic material and to methods of making and using the material. More particularly, the invention relates to methods of forming ceramic materials by depositing material, using atomic layer deposition, onto a sacrificial substrate and to ceramic materials having controlled wall thickness, relatively large pores, and high surface area by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate
    Inventors: Alan W. Weimer, Xinhua Liang
  • Patent number: 10112172
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an egg-shell type hybrid structure of highly dispersed nanoparticles-metal oxide support, a preparation method thereof, and a use thereof. Specifically, the present invention relates to an egg-shell type hybrid structure of highly dispersed nanoparticles-metal oxide support, providing an excellent platform in a size of nanometers or micrometers which can support nanoparticles selectively in the porous shell portion by employing a metal oxide support with an average diameter of nanometers or micrometers including a core of nonporous metal oxide and a shell of porous metal oxides, a preparation method thereof, and a use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Energy Research
    Inventors: Ji Chan Park, Jung Il Yang, Heon Jung, Ho Tae Lee, Dong Hyun Chun, Sung Jun Hong, Jae In Kwon
  • Patent number: 10106730
    Abstract: A composite particle that incorporates a material and is designed to undergo a reaction and/or mechanical or chemical change with the environment to increase in volume. The composite particle can be combined with a constraining matrix to create an expandable particle upon reaction. These particles can be used in stimulating wells, including oil and gas reservoirs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Powdermet, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Sherman, Brian Doud, Brian Werry
  • Patent number: 10041886
    Abstract: Provided is a method of forming a monolayer of nanorods on a substrate, wherein the nanorods are at least substantially vertically aligned, the method including providing a droplet of a solution including the nanorods on a substrate, and controlling the temperature and the evaporation of the solution such that the internal region of the droplet is kept at near equilibrium status to allow formation of the monolayer of nanorods. Also provided is a monolayer of nanorods on the substrate thus obtained. Also provided is an optical arrangement and use of the optical arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Nanyang Technological University
    Inventors: Qihua Xiong, Bo Peng
  • Patent number: 9937523
    Abstract: A method of treating a material having a plurality of fines of a dusting material to prevent emanation of dust from the dusting material is described. An aqueous solution comprising a mixture of soluble non-ionic cellulose ether, a plasticizer, and a surfactant is provided. The aqueous solution is applied to a dusting material having a plurality of fines. The dusting material is transferred during the applying step from a first location to a second location as the aqueous solution is applied to the material having a plurality of fines. The dusting material is mixed with the aqueous solution to coat the material having a plurality of fines with the aqueous solution. The treated dusting material is accumulated into a mass of the material subsequent to the applying step wherein the aqueous solution is substantially evenly distributed throughout an interior portion of the mass of the treated dusting material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Benetech, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Wolff, Michael T. Such
  • Patent number: 9937127
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method of easily producing fine particles comprising a lipid, a fatty acid, or a derivative thereof, surface-modified with a water-soluble substance, etc. There are provided a method of producing a fine particles, surface-modified with a water-soluble substance, which contains the process of dispersing fine particles comprising a lipid, a fatty acid, or a derivative thereof, and dissolving or dispersing a surface modifier which is a lipid derivative, a fatty acid derivative, or an aliphatic hydrocarbon derivative of a water-soluble substance, in a liquid containing a polar organic solvent, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: KYOWA HAKKO KIRIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Yagi, Hiroko Sugishita, Masashi Nakakura, Hiroko Kusano
  • Patent number: 9878302
    Abstract: Compositions having carbon nanotubes and two or more graphene sheets are disclosed. The carbon nanotubes can be interposed between the graphene sheets within the composition. Applicants have surprisingly found that, in some embodiments, these compositions exhibit superior absorbent and/or electrical properties. The present application also includes methods of making and using these compositions, and capacitors including these compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Liangming Wei, Yafei Zhang
  • Patent number: 9853190
    Abstract: Quantum dot semiconductor nanoparticle compositions that incorporate ions such as zinc, aluminum, calcium, or magnesium into the quantum dot core have been found to be more stable to Ostwald ripening. A core-shell quantum dot may have a core of a semiconductor material that includes indium, magnesium, and phosphorus ions. Ions such as zinc, calcium, and/or aluminum may be included in addition to, or in place of, magnesium. The core may further include other ions, such as selenium, and/or sulfur. The core may be coated with one (or more) shells of semiconductor material. Example shell semiconductor materials include semiconductors containing zinc, sulfur, selenium, iron and/or oxygen ions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Nanoco Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Anthony Glarvey, James Harris, Steven Daniels, Nigel Pickett, Arun Narayanaswamy
  • Patent number: 9823409
    Abstract: A photoluminescent layered composite includes: a light conversion layer including a first polymer matrix and a plurality of semiconductor nanocrystals dispersed in the first polymer matrix; and a metal oxide layer, wherein the metal oxide layer includes a plurality of conductive metal oxide particles, and wherein the metal oxide layer is disposed on at least one surface of the light conversion layer. Also a backlight unit and a display device include the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nayoun Won, Hyun A Kang, Yongwook Kim, Eun Joo Jang, Oul Cho
  • Patent number: 9815691
    Abstract: To form graphene to a practically even thickness on an object having an uneven surface or a complex surface, in particular, an object having a surface with a three-dimensional structure due to complex unevenness, or an object having a curved surface. The object and an electrode are immersed in a graphene oxide solution, and voltage is applied between the object and the electrode. At this time, the object serves as an anode. Graphene oxide is attracted to the anode because of being negatively charged, and deposited on the surface of the object to have a practically even thickness. A portion where graphene oxide is deposited is unlikely coated with another graphene oxide. Thus, deposited graphene oxide is reduced to graphene, whereby graphene can be formed to have a practically even thickness on an object having surface with complex unevenness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Teppei Oguni, Takeshi Osada, Toshihiko Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 9809682
    Abstract: Provided are a poly alkylsilsesquioxane fine particle having hydrophobicity and having a small particle diameter, an external additive for toner and a dry toner for electrophotography each using the same, and a method of manufacturing a hydrophobized spherical polyalkylsilsesquioxane fine particle. The hydrophobized spherical poly alkylsilsesquioxane fine particle has a mass-based median diameter in a centrifugal sedimentation method within the range of from 0.05 ?m to 0.3 ?m. The fine particle is produced through, for example, at least a process involving: mixing a raw material solution prepared using an alkyl trialkoxysilane with an alkaline aqueous medium to obtain a polycondensation reaction liquid; mixing the polycondensation reaction liquid with an aqueous solution to obtain a fine particle dispersion liquid; and blending a hydrophobizing agent in the fine particle dispersion liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: TOKUYAMA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Ishizu, Yohei Chikashige, Tadaharu Komatsubara
  • Patent number: 9744114
    Abstract: The present invention details the use of starch silicate and starch siliconates in personal care formulations to enhance or provide aesthetic properties to skin care products. These properties can range from smoothness and silky feel to non-greasy and non-oily. These starch derivatives provide an alternative to organically modified starches which can be expensive to prepare and require the addition of inorganic salts to functionalize the reagents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: AKZO NOBEL CHEMICALS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Michael Russell, Gary Theodore Martino, Kendrick H. Horn, Shawn R. Branning
  • Patent number: 9731321
    Abstract: A method of polymerizing monomer to form polymer at the surface of particulate material, said method comprising: providing a dispersion of said particulate material in a continuous liquid phase, said dispersion comprising a RAFT agent as a stabilizer for said particulate material, and said continuous liquid phase comprising one or more ethylenically unsaturated monomers; and polymerizing said one or more ethylenically unsaturated monomers under the control of said RAFT agent to thereby form polymer at the surface of said particulate material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: The University of Sydney
    Inventors: Brian Stanley Hawkett, Christopher Henry Such, Duc Ngoc Nguyen, Jason Michael Farrugia, Olga Maree Mackinnon
  • Patent number: 9693967
    Abstract: This invention is directed to an apparatus and method for producing microparticles comprising pharmacologically active agents and biodegradable polymers. The apparatus includes a spinning disk containing a reservoir in the center thereof and a flat inclined surface. The apparatus optionally includes serrations and/or a flat surface beneath the periphery of the disk that is parallel to the rotational axis of the disk. The invention is also directed to a method for producing microparticles containing pharmacologically active agents, using the spinning disk apparatus. Formulations containing ophthalmically active agents are provided. Formulations exhibiting zero order release rates are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Joseph T. Persyn, Joseph A. McDonough, Neal K. Vail, Darren E. Barlow, Albert M. Zwiener, Eliot M. Slovin