Electrical Product Produced Patents (Class 427/58)
  • Patent number: 11168226
    Abstract: Although a composition for formation of a coating film is sometimes required to have satisfactory storage stability, it could not be said that a conventionally known composition has sufficient storage stability. It is an object of the present invention to provide a composition comprising an organosilicon compound which is excellent in storage stability. The present invention provides a composition comprising an organosilicon compound (A) represented by the following formula (a1), a metal compound (B) represented by the following formula (b1), a carboxylic acid compound (C), and an acid catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Michiru Uehara, Tomohiro Ito
  • Patent number: 11171187
    Abstract: A display device may include a substrate, a thin film transistor, a first electrode, a second electrode, and a barrier. The thin film transistor is disposed on the substrate. The first electrode is electrically connected to the thin film transistor. The second electrode overlaps the first electrode. The barrier has a first portion and a second portion. The second portion is disposed between the first portion and the second electrode and is fluorine-doped. A side surface of the first portion is part of a boundary of an opening of the barrier and is hydrophilic. The opening of the barrier is disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventors: Beom-Soo Shin, Suk Hoon Kang, Min-Jae Kim, Hee Ra Kim, Hong Yeon Lee
  • Patent number: 11117299
    Abstract: A method for forming a part in an injection mold, includes: heating a molding material to a molding temperature; injecting the molding material through a gate and into a molding cavity of the injection molding apparatus of any of the preceding claims; pressing the stationary half and the moving half together to form the molding cavity between the resin mold surface and the insert molding surface; moving the movable mold insert, and thereby moving the insert molding surface and adjusting the molding cavity shape, the molding cavity depth, the molding cavity volume, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing along at least a portion of the molding cavity; cooling a surface of the molding cavity with the cooling system; separating the resin mold surface and the moving half mold surface; and ejecting the part from the injection molding apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Peter Neerincx, Ruud Heerkens
  • Patent number: 11072066
    Abstract: A working device (1) using a parallel link mechanism includes: a parallel link mechanism (10) by which end effectors (4, 5) are supported so as to be changeable in posture; and posture-controlling actuators (11) which actuate the parallel link mechanism (10). In the parallel link mechanism (10), a distal-end-side link hub (13) is connected to a proximal-end-side link hub (12) via three or more link mechanisms (14) so as to be changeable in posture of the distal-end-side link hub (13) relative to the proximal-end-side link hub (12). The end effectors (4, 5) are mounted to the distal-end-side link hub (12), and includes one main end effector (4) which performs a main work on a workpiece (3) and one or multiple sub end effectors (5) which perform an auxiliary work on the workpiece (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoya Konagai, Hiroshi Isobe
  • Patent number: 11075371
    Abstract: A negative electrode for an electrochemical cell of a secondary lithium metal battery may comprise a metal substrate, a lithium metal layer overlying a major surface of the metal substrate, and a protective interfacial layer formed on a major surface of the lithium metal layer over the metal substrate. The protective interfacial layer may comprise a stack of monomolecular layers including at least one aryl siloxane monomolecular layer overlying the major surface of the lithium metal layer. The protective interfacial layer may be formed on the major surface of the lithium metal layer by applying a mixture of monoaryl silanes to the major surface of the lithium metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Binsong Li, Xingcheng Xiao
  • Patent number: 11067860
    Abstract: An optical device includes a liquid crystal layer having a first plurality of liquid crystal molecules arranged in a first pattern and a second plurality of liquid crystal molecules arranged in a second pattern. The first and the second pattern are separated from each other by a distance of about 20 nm and about 100 nm along a longitudinal or a transverse axis of the liquid crystal layer. The first and the second plurality of liquid crystal molecules are configured as first and second grating structures that can redirect light of visible or infrared wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Chulwoo Oh, Mauro Melli, Christophe Peroz, Vikramjit Singh, Frank Xu, Michael Anthony Klug
  • Patent number: 11058011
    Abstract: A barrier layer is disposed on a copper surface, the barrier layer including an organic molecule. The organic molecule may be a nitrogen-containing molecule. The nitrogen-containing organic molecule includes 1 to 6 carbon atoms. The barrier layer may be deposited on an exposed copper surface before deposition of a surface finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Kunal Shah, Purvi Shah
  • Patent number: 11043674
    Abstract: A meta-solid-state battery includes a first layer disposed on a first current collector, a second layer disposed on a second current collector, and third layer disposed between the first layer and the second layer. The first layer and the second layer are the cathode and anode electrodes. The third layer includes a first meta-solid-state electrolyte material. Each of the cathode and anode electrodes contain: an active material in an amount ranging from approximately 70% to 99.98% by weight, a carbon additive in an amount ranging from approximately 0.010% to 20% by weight, and a second meta-solid-state electrolyte material in an amount ranging from approximately 0.010% to 10% by weight. The first and second meta-solid-state electrolyte material include a gel polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Matthew Ming-Fai Yuen, Francesco Ciucci, Stephen Chin-To Kwok, Kan Kan Yeung
  • Patent number: 11021634
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adhesive film having a thixotropic index at 110° C. of 1.5 to 7.5, which is used for fixing a first semiconductor device and a second semiconductor device, a ratio of an area of said first semiconductor device to an area of said second semiconductor device being 0.65 or less, a method for preparing a semiconductor device using the adhesive film, and a semiconductor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jung Hak Kim, Hee Jung Kim, Se Ra Kim, Kwang Joo Lee, Young Kook Kim, Seung Hee Nam
  • Patent number: 11015246
    Abstract: Gas injector units for processing chambers having one or more of scavenging ports, differential pressure ports and variable surfaces for variable injector to substrate gap distances are described. Gas distribution assemblies and processing chambers incorporating the gas injector units are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventor: Tatsuya E. Sato
  • Patent number: 10998414
    Abstract: Methods for forming semiconductor structures are disclosed herein. An exemplary method includes forming a gate structure having a dummy gate stack over a substrate, performing a gate replacement process, such that the dummy gate stack is replaced with a metal gate stack, and forming a non-silane based oxide capping layer over the gate structure. The gate replacement process includes removing a portion of the dummy gate stack from the gate structure, thereby forming a gate trench. A work function layer is formed in the gate trench, a blocking layer is formed in the gate trench over the work function layer, and a metal layer (including, for example, aluminum) is formed in the gate trench over the blocking layer. The blocking layer includes titanium and nitrogen with a titanium to nitrogen ratio that is greater than one. In some implementations, the work function layer is formed over a dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hung-Chin Chung, Shiang-Rung Tsai, Hsien-Ming Lee, Cheng-Lung Hung, Hsiao-Kuan Wei
  • Patent number: 10967376
    Abstract: A deterministic lateral displacement array that includes a channel, within a substrate, having a first sidewall, a second sidewall, and a channel length. A condenser portion that includes an entry port and an exit port. A first array of pillars is disposed between the entry port and the exit port of the condenser portion along the channel length, the first array of pillars operative to drive a first material particle and a second material particle towards the first sidewall of the channel. A separator portion that includes an entry port and an exit port, and a second array of pillars disposed between the entry port and the exit port of the separator portion along the channel length, the pillars operative to drive the first material particle towards the second sidewall of the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Huan Hu, Sung Cheol Kim, Joshua T. Smith, Benjamin H. Wunsch
  • Patent number: 10923725
    Abstract: A method for producing an anode for a lithium metal secondary battery includes coating a thin film comprised of Nb2C, Ti2C or Ti3C2 on a substrate; providing a lithium metal electrode; and laminating the thin film to a surface of the lithium metal electrode. Coating is accomplished by providing a dispersion of a powder comprising Nb2C, Ti2C or Ti3C2; and coating the dispersion on the substrate by Langmuir-Blodgett scooping (LBS). The method may further include, prior to providing the dispersion, obtaining the powder by etching a MAX phase structure represented by Formula 1, Formula 2 or Formula 3 below: Nb2AC??(1); Ti2AC??(2); and Ti3AC2??(3), where A is a metal selected from among Group IIIA elements, Group IVA elements, Cd, and combinations thereof. The method may further include, after laminating the thin film, removing the substrate from the thin film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Won Il Cho, Mun Sek Kim, Ji Hyun Ryu, Seung Hun Lee
  • Patent number: 10908115
    Abstract: A gas detector includes an electrochemical gas sensor. The sensor includes a plurality of electrodes. At least one of the electrodes is formed of a catalyst/binder slurry which is halftone printed onto a substrate. The composite printed element and substrate are sintered to form the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Ling Liu, Yan Zhang, Qian Zheng
  • Patent number: 10886523
    Abstract: A method for electroplating (or electrodeposition) a lithiated transition metal oxide composition using low purity starting precursors. The method includes electrodepositing the electrochemically active material onto an electrode in an electrodeposition bath containing a non-aqueous electrolyte. The lithiated metal oxide can be used for various applications such as electrochemical energy storage devices including high power and high-energy lithium-ion batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Xerion Advanced Battery Corporation
    Inventors: Mehmet Nurullah Ates, John David Busbee, Chadd Timothy Kiggins, John Berkeley Cook
  • Patent number: 10865315
    Abstract: A composition for the creation of a protective barrier on a wide variety of materials to prevent the deterioration and degradation caused by exposure to moisture and sun over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: David Walden
  • Patent number: 10865284
    Abstract: A floor pavement structure includes a top layer that seals the floor pavement structure and a PU gel layer. The PU gel layer includes a solid and a liquid component and is positioned between a base material and the top layer. The solid component is a polyurethane polymer matrix. The liquid component is a plasticizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Advanced Polymer Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Stephan Sick, Frank Luccarelli, Wesley Baum, Andreas Schulze-Ising
  • Patent number: 10826112
    Abstract: A negative electrode active material includes a carbon material; a plurality of first particles including a first silicon oxide particle and a carbon layer and a plurality of second particles including a carbon particle and a second silicon oxide particle, and when a first mass of the first silicon oxide particle per gram of the negative electrode active material is referred to as M1 gram, and a second mass of the second silicon oxide particle per gram of the negative electrode active material is referred to as M2 grams, 0.40?M1/(M1+M2)?0.85 is satisfied, and when a first discharge capacity associated with the carbon material and the carbon particle is referred to as CpC, and a second discharge capacity associated with the first silicon oxide particle and the second silicon oxide particle is referred to as CpSO, 0.15?CpSO/(CpC+CpSO)?0.5 is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadashi Matsushita, Masaki Kuratsuka
  • Patent number: 10821468
    Abstract: A workpiece holding body holding a workpiece having a three-dimensional shape is swung around a lateral swing axis to position the workpiece so that one mounting surface of the workpiece faces a predetermined worked direction and a viscous substance is printed on the one mounting surface of the workpiece which is positioned. The workpiece holding body is swung around the swing axis to position the workpiece so that another mounting surface of the workpiece in which the viscous substance is printed on one mounting surface faces the worked direction and to print the viscous substance on the other mounting surface of the workpiece which is positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Isobata, Masayuki Mantani, Naoki Azuma, Seiji Mizuoka, Takahiro Endo
  • Patent number: 10818907
    Abstract: A method of preparing an electrode for a secondary battery including: (a) a process of partially coating an electrode slurry containing an electrode mixture and a solvent on an electrode sheet so that coated portions are positioned with an uncoated portion interposed therebetween; (b) a process of drying the coated portions to remove the solvent; and (c) a process of rolling the dried coated portions, wherein a thickness of the coated portion is decreased and the electrode mixture moves to the uncoated portions, resulting in the coated portions disappearing, in the process (c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji Hee Ahn, Eun Ju Lee, Myung Ki Lee, Joo Yong Song, Hee Seok Jeong
  • Patent number: 10723853
    Abstract: A plastics material component for an aircraft includes (i) a substrate, which comprises one or more thermosetting plastics materials, and (ii) one or more layers which are applied to the substrate, at least one layer S1 comprising mica. A method for producing the plastics material component includes providing a substrate including at least one thermosetting plastics material or one polymer which is crosslinked to form a thermosetting plastics material, and applying one or more layers to the substrate, wherein at least one layer includes mica. The mica-containing layer is applied directly to the substrate and the application is carried out before and/or during the curing of the thermosetting plastics material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Turanski, Heinz-Peter Busch, Berend Schoke, Wilko Östereich
  • Patent number: 10688447
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a process for manufacturing a fluoropolymer membrane, said process comprising the following steps: (i) providing a composition [composition (C)] comprising, preferably consisting of: at least one fluoropolymer [polymer (F)], a water-soluble liquid medium [medium (Mws)] comprising, preferably consisting of at least one solvent selected from the group consisting of diesters of formula (I-de), esteramides of formula (I-ea) and diamides of formula (I-da); R1 (O?)CO-Ade-OC(?O)R2 (I-de) R1O(O?)C-Aea-C(?O)NR3R4 (I-ea) R5R6N(O?)C-Ada-C(?O)NR5R6 (I-da) wherein: R1 and R2, equal to or different from each other, are independently selected from the group consisting of C1-C20 hydrocarbon groups; R3, R4, R5 and R6, equal to or different from each other, are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C36 hydrocarbon groups, possibly substituted, being understood that R3, R4, R5 and R6 might be part of a cyclic moiety including the nitrogen atom to which they are bound,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Aldo Sanguineti, Emanuele Di Nicolo′, Young Moo Lee, Enrico Drioli, Zhaoliang Cui, Naser Tavajohi Hassankiadeh, Suk Young Lee
  • Patent number: 10693122
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing an electrode slurry, and particularly, to a method for preparing an electrode slurry that includes the processes of preparing a mixed solution by mixing a binder, a conductive material, and an active material with a solvent (process 1); separating the mixed solution prepared through process 1 into layers (process 2); and removing at least a portion of the solvent from the mixed solution of process 2, which has been separated into layers (process 3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventor: Young Jae Kim
  • Patent number: 10689484
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, the present invention provides a method of forming compact, flexible, stable and biocompatible conducting polymer coating for bioelectronics devices. In one or more embodiments, the present invention relates to a novel method of synthesizing a sulfobetaine-functionalized conjugated polymer platform using 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene (EDOT) as the conducting backbone (SBEDOT). This SBEDOT monomer is highly water-soluble and can be directly polymerized to form a densely packed film/coating on conductive or semi-conductive surfaces through electro-polymerization in a 100% aqueous solution without the need for organic solvents or surfactants. These polySBEDOT (PSBEDOT) coated surfaces have been shown to have electro-switchable antimicrobial/antifouling properties and excellent electrically conducting properties, which minimize infection, increase biocompatibility, and improve the performance of bioelectronics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
    Inventor: Gang Cheng
  • Patent number: 10658705
    Abstract: Described are solid-state energy storage devices and methods of making solid-state energy storage devices in which components of the batteries are truly solid-state and do not comprise a gel. Useful electrodes include metals and metal oxides, and useful electrolytes include amorphous ceramic thin film electrolytes that permit conduction or migration of ions across the electrolyte. Disclosed methods of making solid-state energy storage devices include multi-stage deposition processes, in which an electrode is deposited in a first stage and an electrolyte is deposited in a second stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Space Charge, LLC
    Inventors: John B. Read, Daniel C. Sweeney
  • Patent number: 10648078
    Abstract: An atomic layer deposition apparatus, having a first series of high pressure gas injection openings and a first series of exhaust openings that are positioned such that they together create a first high pressure/suction zone within each purge gas zone, wherein each first high pressure/suction zone extends over substantially the entire width of the process tunnel and wherein the distribution of the gas injection openings that are connected to the second purge gas source and the distribution of the gas exhaust openings within the first high pressure/suction zone, as well as the pressure of the second purge gas source and the pressure at the gas exhaust openings are such that the average pressure within the first high pressure/suction zone deviates less than 30% from a reference pressure which is defined by the average pressure within process tunnel when no substrate is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ASM INTERNATIONAL N.V.
    Inventors: Ernst Hendrik August Granneman, Leilei Hu
  • Patent number: 10640627
    Abstract: Provided is a method of producing an amine adduct of a conductive composite, including: adding an amine compound to a conductive polymer dispersion liquid which contains water and a conductive composite containing a ? conjugated conductive polymer and a polyanion at a mass ratio of the ? conjugated conductive polymer to the polyanion of 1:3 to 1:7.5 to precipitate an amine adduct of the conductive composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignees: SHIN-ETSU POLYMER CO., LTD., NISSIN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sou Matsubayashi, Takanori Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10586924
    Abstract: Subject matter herein disclosed relates to a method for the manufacture of a switching device comprising a correlated electron material. In embodiments, processes are described which may be useful for avoiding a resistive layer which tends to form between the correlated electron material and a conductive substrate and/or overlay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: ARM Ltd.
    Inventors: Kimberly Gay Reid, Lucian Shifren, Carlos Alberto Paz de Araujo, Jolanta Celinska
  • Patent number: 10585218
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for reducing dosage time in ultraviolet germicidal irradiation systems. UV-C reflective adhesive film may be configured as sheets, or in a roll that may be cut to a desired size or shape. A user may apply UV-C reflective adhesive film to a desired surface of an interior room by exposing an adhesive surface to the desired interior surface. A reflective layer of the UV-C reflective adhesive film is configured to improve the reflectance percentage or reflectance pattern of a desired interior surface with respect to incident UV-C or near UV-C light. The improved reflectance properties of the desired surface functions to reflect a greater amount of light back to one or more closed-loop sensors in operation with a UV-C or near UV-C germicidal irradiation system. The improved reflectance thereby reduces the amount of time required for one or more closed-loop sensors in operation with a UV-C or near UV-C germicidal irradiation system to measure an effective kill-dose for surface disinfection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: UD Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Philip J. Ufkes, Jeffery L. Deal
  • Patent number: 10510807
    Abstract: In this manufacturing method, in a blue fluorescent light-emitting layer formation step, a blue fluorescent light-emitting layer is formed in both a subpixel and a subpixel; in a green fluorescent light-emitting layer formation step, a green fluorescent light-emitting layer is formed in both the subpixel and a subpixel; and in a red light-emitting layer formation step, a red light-emitting layer is formed in both the subpixel and a subpixel. In at least two of the abovementioned steps, linear vapor deposition is performed using a slit mask having an opening that is provided so as to extend across a plurality of pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: SHARK KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuto Tsukamoto, Seiichi Mitsui, Shinichi Kawato, Satoshi Inoue, Yuhki Kobayashi, Takashi Ochi
  • Patent number: 10473644
    Abstract: A system for assaying forces applied by cells includes an optically transparent substrate comprising a soft material having a Young's modulus within the range of about 3 kPa to about 100 kPa. An array of molecular patterns is disposed on a surface of the optically transparent substrate, the molecular patterns include fluorophore-conjugated patterns adherent to cells. The system includes at least one light source configured to excite the fluorophore-conjugated patterns and an imaging device configured to capture fluorescent light emitted from the fluorophore-conjugated patterns. Dimensional changes in the size of the patterns are used to determine contractile forces imparted by cells located on the patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Dino Di Carlo, Peter Tseng, Ivan Pushkarsky
  • Patent number: 10450664
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an alloy microstructure structure includes a bottom plate made of an aluminum alloy, and a plurality of elongated pillars that extend from the bottom plate, the pillars being made of the aluminum alloy and having lengths no greater than 10 centimeters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Hesham Y. Saleh Mraied, Wenjun Cai
  • Patent number: 10424810
    Abstract: Provided is a surface-stabilized anode active material particulate (for use in a lithium battery), comprising: (a) one or a plurality of prelithiated or un-prelithiated anode active material particles (with or without a coating of carbon, graphene, or ion-conducting polymer); (b) a protecting polymer layer that wraps around, embraces or encapsulates the one or plurality of anode active material particles, wherein the protecting polymer layer has a thickness from 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Global Graphene Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Baofei Pan, Aruna Zhamu, Bor Z. Jang
  • Patent number: 10418662
    Abstract: Provided is a cable-shaped alkali metal battery comprising: (a) a first electrode comprising an electrically conductive porous rod having pores and a first mixture of a first electrode active material and a first electrolyte, wherein the first mixture resides in the pores of the porous rod; (b) a porous separator wrapping around the first electrode; (c) a second electrode comprising an electrically conductive porous layer wrapping around or encasing the porous separator, wherein the conductive porous layer contains pores and a second mixture of a second electrode active material and a second electrolyte, and the second mixture resides in the pores of the porous layer; and (d) a protective casing or packing tube wrapping around or encasing the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Nanotek Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Aruna Zhamu, Hui He, Baofei Pan, Yu-Sheng Su, Bor Z Jang
  • Patent number: 10418646
    Abstract: The present specification relates to a composite membrane containing an ion transfer polymer and a method for preparing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Sikwon Moon, Tae Geun Noh, Bong Hyun Jeong, Geungi Min, Jeongbae Lee, Sujin Byun
  • Patent number: 10396358
    Abstract: The nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery provided by the present invention has a positive electrode 50 that has a positive electrode active material layer 54, a negative electrode 60 that has a negative electrode active material layer 64, and separators 70, 72 interposed between the positive electrode active material layer 54 and the negative electrode active material layer 64. The positive electrode active material layer 54 contains a positive electrode active material and an inorganic phosphate compound that contains an alkali metal and/or an alkaline-earth metal. A phosphate ion scavenger that scavenges a phosphate ion is disposed between the positive electrode active material layer 54 and the negative electrode active material layer 64 and/or in the negative electrode active material layer 64.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshitomo Takebayashi
  • Patent number: 10380472
    Abstract: A semiconductor device that is resistant to bending stress and has a structure in which an antenna circuit, an electric double layer capacitor for storing electricity, and the like are formed over a signal processing circuit that is provided over a substrate and has a charging circuit. The signal processing circuit having the charging circuit is provided over a substrate, and the antenna circuit and the electric double layer capacitor are provided over the signal processing circuit. The antenna circuit is electrically connected to the signal processing circuit, and the electric double layer capacitor is electrically connected to the charging circuit. With such a structure, a wiring for connecting the charging circuit and the electric double layer capacitor can be made short. Accordingly, a semiconductor device that is resistant to bending stress can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kaoru Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 10330985
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of manufacturing liquid crystal display devices, and in particular to a rubbing alignment method. The method includes the following steps: providing a transparent substrate with an alignment film on a surface of the transparent substrate, and driving the transparent substrate to move in a first direction; and rubbing in a rolling manner the alignment film on the surface of the transparent substrate through a rubbing roller with a rubbing cloth on a surface of the rubbing roller, during movement of the transparent substrate. When rubbing in the rolling manner the alignment film on the surface of the transparent substrate through the rubbing roller with the rubbing cloth on the surface of the rubbing roller, the rubbing alignment method further includes carding lint on the rubbing cloth using an ultrasonic wave in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kai Wang, Feng Li
  • Patent number: 10315451
    Abstract: An anti-counterfeiting method, system, and non-transitory computer readable medium including a transfer circuit configured to transfer a Directed Self-Assembly (DSA) pattern including a unique and randomized pattern onto a strip, an embedding circuit configured to embed the strip on a document, and a verification circuit configured to verify that the unique and randomized pattern embedded on the document corresponds to the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Benjamin David Briggs, Lawrence A. Clevenger, Bartlet H. DeProspo, Michael Rizzolo
  • Patent number: 10302460
    Abstract: Described herein is a sensor including a sensing electrode structure and a motion-responsive structure in capacitive communication with the sensing electrode structure, the sensing electrode structure and the motion-responsive structure being separated by a first dielectric layer, the motion-responsive structure comprising a liquid metal mass within a matrix in which the liquid metal mass is movable based upon movement of the sensor, and the sensing electrode structure comprising a first electrode, and a second electrode spaced from the first electrode to form a capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Matija Varga, Siyuan Ma, James David Holbery, Collin Alexander Ladd
  • Patent number: 10290857
    Abstract: In a positive electrode mixture paste manufacturing step, a positive electrode mixture paste is manufactured by further mixing an acid compound, in addition to a positive-electrode active material, a conductive material, a binder, lithium phosphate, and a solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Yamazaki, Masanori Kitayoshi, Takashi Miura
  • Patent number: 10276855
    Abstract: In a method of manufacturing a lithium-ion secondary battery electrode sheet proposed herein, a current collector (11), a powder material (13) of granulated particles, and a binder solution (12) are prepared. The binder solution (12) is applied onto the current collector (11). Subsequently, the powder material (13) of the granulated particles is fed onto the current collector (11). (Then, the powder material (13) of the granulated particles is pressed against the current collector (11). In the basic manufacturing method, adhesive strength of the powder material (13) of the granulated particles is enhanced after the powder material (13) of the granulated particles is fed onto the current collector (11) and before or while the powder material (13) of the granulated particles is pressed against the current collector (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yozo Uchida, Yuya Kitagawa, Yuji Shibata
  • Patent number: 10276479
    Abstract: Methods of processing a semiconductor device include providing a patterned mask over a major surface of a substrate and comprising at least one opening exposing a conductive structure, and depositing particles of material by direct material deposition adjacent and in contact with an edge wall of the mask adjacent the at least one opening to form a supplemental mask over the major surface of the substrate. Other methods of processing semiconductor devices include depositing particles of material by direct material deposition adjacent a conductive structure at an intersection of the conductive structure and a surface of a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon P. Wirz, Jack E. Murray
  • Patent number: 10276468
    Abstract: A circuit package comprises a circuit device in a first epoxy mold compound and a second epoxy mold compound of different compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Chien-Hua Chen, Michael W Cumbie, Stephen Farrar
  • Patent number: 10240058
    Abstract: An ink contains particles containing metal that reacts during sintering to produce an electrically conductive line or area having a diffusivity that is less than the diffusivity of the metal before the reaction. Resulting electronic circuits therefore exhibit longer useful lives, compared to conventionally inkjet printed circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory M. Fritz, Sara Barron
  • Patent number: 10217982
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a laminated porous film comprising a porous film substrate and a heat-resistant layer. The method comprises forming a heat-resistant layer mainly comprising a filler on the surface of the porous film substrate by applying a coating slurry comprising a solvent, a binder resin and the filler to the surface of the porous film substrate and then removing the solvent, wherein the coating slurry is prepared so as to have a contact angle of 75° or more with an untreated porous film substrate, and the method comprises conducting surface treatment of a porous film substrate so that the contact angle of the coating slurry with the porous film substrate can be 65° or less before applying the coating slurry to the surface of the porous film substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Hirohiko Hasegawa, Koichiro Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10199441
    Abstract: A display panel includes a first substrate, a plurality of first signal lines, a plurality of second signal lines, and a plurality of pixel electrodes. The first substrate has at least one bendable area and two non-bendable areas. The at least one bendable area is located between the two non-bendable areas. One of the first signal lines and one of the second signal lines are electrically connected to at least one subpixel. Each of the a subpixels includes a control unit, and the control units are provided only in the non-bendable areas and are not provided in the bendable area. The pixel electrodes are provided in the bendable area and the non-bendable areas. Each of the controls units is electrically connected to one of the pixel electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chan-Jui Liu, Pei-Yun Wang
  • Patent number: 10184056
    Abstract: An ink for forming a functional layer includes a first component that contains at least one kind of aromatic solvent of which a boiling point is higher than or equal to 250° C. and lower than or equal to 350° C., a second component that contains at least one kind of aliphatic solvent of which a boiling point is higher than or equal to 200° C., and a third component for forming a positive hole injection layer, in which a solubility of the third component in the first component is higher than the solubility of the third component in the second component, a mixing ratio of the second component is 30 vol %, the boiling point of the first component is higher than the boiling point of the second component, and a difference between the boiling points thereof is higher than or equal to 30° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Sonoyama, Shotaro Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10128496
    Abstract: A three-dimensional, porous anode material suitable for use in a lithium-ion cell. The three-dimensional, porous anode material includes active anode particles embedded within a carbon matrix. The porous structure of this novel anode material allows for the expansion and contraction of the anode without the anode delaminating or breaking apart, thus improving the life-cycle of the lithium-ion cell. An example of this three-dimensional porous anode material is a porous silicon-carbon composite formed using a bi-continuous micro-emulsion (BME) template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: GINER, INC.
    Inventors: Castro Laicer, Brian Rasimick, Kate Harrison, Robert McDonald
  • Patent number: 10109862
    Abstract: Disclosed are an anode for secondary batteries and a secondary battery including the same. The anode includes an anode mixture including an anode active material, coated on a current collector, wherein the anode active material includes lithium titanium oxide (LTO) particles provided on surfaces thereof with a cross-linked polymer coating layer, wherein the LTO particles with the cross-linked polymer coating layer formed thereon retain a porous structure formed therebetween, and a cross-linked polymer of the coating layer is a phosphate-based compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyoung-Ho Ahn, Chul-Haeng Lee, Doo-Kyung Yang, Min-Jung Kim, Jung-Hoon Lee, Yi-Jin Jung