Electrical Product Produced Patents (Class 427/58)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10081868
    Abstract: Provided is a technology including a nozzle base end portion which is provided in a processing chamber processing a substrate to extend in a vertical direction and into which a processing gas processing the substrate is introduced, a nozzle distal end portion which is configured in a U shape and in which a gas supply hole supplying the processing gas is provided to a side surface of the substrate, and a gas residence suppressing hole which is provided in a downstream end of the nozzle distal end portion and has a diameter larger than that of the gas supply hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC INC.
    Inventors: Kosuke Takagi, Ryota Sasajima, Shintaro Kogura, Naonori Akae, Risa Yamakoshi, Toshiki Fujino, Masato Terasaki, Masayoshi Minami
  • Patent number: 10026952
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method of manufacturing an electrode for secondary batteries that includes surface-treating a current collector so as to have a morphology wherein a surface roughness Ra of 0.001 ?m to 10 ?m is formed over the entire surface thereof, wherein the surface-treating is performed by chemical or electrical etching using a wet method or by reactive gas or ion etching using a dry method to enhance adhesion between an electrode active material and the current collector and an electrode for secondary batteries that is manufactured using the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Daehong Kim, Seong Min Lee, Min Hee Lee
  • Patent number: 10002769
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for functionalizing an electrically conductive substrate, which is not a substrate made of gold, via a layer of chemical compounds, said method comprising the following steps: a step in which the electrically conductive substrate is placed in contact with chemical compounds comprising at least a disulfide terminal group; a step in which the disulfide terminal group of said chemical compounds is electro-oxidized, causing said chemical compounds to form a layer at the surface of the electrically conductive substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives
    Inventors: Eric Jalaguier, Julien Buckley, Xavier Chevalier, Guy Royal
  • Patent number: 9983622
    Abstract: A method is provided for applying a transfer film to a metal surface. The method comprises electrochemically treating the metal to form an oxide layer, on to which a transfer film is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Chung-Hung Huang, Yu-Chuan Kang, Chien-Ting Lin, Kuan-Ting Wu
  • Patent number: 9965713
    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: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kaoru Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 9960225
    Abstract: It is an object to improve performance of a power storage device, such as cycle characteristics. A power storage device includes a current collector and a crystalline semiconductor layer including a whisker, which is formed on and in close contact with the current collector. Separation of the crystalline semiconductor layer is suppressed by an increase of adhesion, whereby cycle characteristics in which a specific capacity of a tenth cycle number with respect to a first cycle number is greater than or equal to 90% is realized. In addition, cycle characteristics in which a specific capacity of a hundredth cycle number with respect to a first cycle number is greater than or equal to 70% is realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazutaka Kuriki, Michiko Konishi, Asami Tadokoro, Yasunori Yoshida, Kiyofumi Ogino, Toshihiko Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 9917996
    Abstract: An image pickup device (10) includes: an image pickup section (11) that captures an image of an object (16); an illumination section (12) that irradiates the object (16) with light to cast a shadow over the object (16); and a calculator that calculates an illumination optical path (25) extending from a virtual illumination (20). Furthermore, the image pickup device (10) includes: a first conveyer (14) that moves the image pickup section (11) and the illumination section (12) in a first direction when the image pickup section (11) scans the object (16) to capture the image of the object (16); and a second conveyer (15) that moves the light from the illumination section (12) into a plane containing the illumination optical path (25), in accordance with the movement of the image pickup section (11) and the illumination section (12) in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshito Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9881431
    Abstract: An aspect of the disclosure includes a security system and method having a key with nanoscale features. The key includes a body. At least one pattern member disposed on the body, the pattern member formed using a directed self-assembly polymer to define a pattern of random feature structures thereon, the feature structures having a width of less than 100 nanometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Briggs, Lawrence A. Clevenger, Bartlet H. DeProspo, Michael Rizzolo
  • Patent number: 9882128
    Abstract: In one aspect, organic thin film transistors are described herein. In some embodiments, an organic thin film transistor comprises a source terminal, a drain terminal and a gate terminal; a dielectric layer positioned between the gate terminal and the source and drain terminals; and a vibrationally-assisted drop-cast organic film comprising small molecule semiconductor in electrical communication with the source terminal and drain terminal, wherein the transistor has a carrier mobility (?eff) of at least about 1 cm2/V·s.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Wake Forest University
    Inventors: Oana Diana Jurchescu, Peter James Diemer
  • Patent number: 9830038
    Abstract: A touch substrate includes a base substrate, a common electrode and a wire electrode. The base substrate has a plurality of common electrode areas. A common electrode is disposed in each of the common electrode areas. The common electrode has a plurality of first electrode lines extended in a first direction and arranged in a second direction crossing the first direction and a plurality of second electrode lines arranged in the first direction. The wire electrode is connected to an end of the common electrode to apply a voltage to the common electrode. The common electrode and the wire electrode are simultaneously formed through a same process using a printing substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyu-Young Kim, Bo-Sung Kim, Youn-Gu Lee, Nam-Ok Jung
  • Patent number: 9810017
    Abstract: The invention provides a glass pane that has a transparent electrically conductive coating on a surface of the glass pane, such that the glass pane has a coated surface. The coated surface has a central region and a perimeter region. The transparent electrically conductive coating has a higher electrical conductivity at the central region than it does at the perimeter region. In some embodiments, the coated glass pane is part of an IG unit. Also provided are methods of producing a coated glass pane having an anti-condensation perimeter region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventor: Keith James Burrows
  • Patent number: 9808822
    Abstract: An apparatus for depositing and/or jetting viscous medium on a surface of a workpiece includes at least two depositing head assemblies. The at least two depositing head assemblies are configured to move in three dimensional space. The at least two depositing head assemblies are also configured to at least one of concurrently and simultaneously deposit the viscous medium on the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: MYCRONIC AB
    Inventors: Gustaf Mårtensson, Andreas Bergström, Thomas Kurian, Anders Emthén
  • Patent number: 9804139
    Abstract: A sensor element 101 of a gas sensor 100 includes a blocking portion 65 including an outer blocking layer 67 that is formed to cover, in an upper surface of a multilayer body, at least a part of an upper closest region 6a where an outer pump electrode 23 is not disposed and a distance up to a third inner cavity 61 is minimal. The outer blocking layer 67 does not have conductivity for one or more among various types of substances containing oxygen. The outer blocking layer 67 is disposed between a lead line 93 for the outer pump electrode and the upper surface of the multilayer body to provide insulation therebetween, and is disposed between an upper connector pad 91 and the upper surface of the multilayer body to provide insulation therebetween. A porous protective layer 24 covers the outer pump electrode 23.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mika Murakami, Sumiko Horisaka, Hiroki Fujita
  • Patent number: 9799832
    Abstract: An organic thin-film transistor including: a gate electrode, an organic semiconductor layer, a gate insulating layer, a source electrode, and a drain electrode on a substrate, in which the organic semiconductor layer includes an organic semiconductor and a resin (C) having one or more groups selected from the group consisting of a group having fluorine atoms, a group having silicon atoms, an alkyl group having one or more carbon atoms or having two or more carbon atoms in a case of forming an alkoxycarbonyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aralkyl group, an aryloxycarbonyl group, an aromatic ring group substituted with at least one alkyl group, and an aromatic ring group substituted with at least one cycloalkyl group; and a method for manufacturing an organic thin-film transistor including: applying a coating solution which contains the organic semiconductor and the resin (C) and causing the resin (C) to be unevenly distributed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroo Takizawa, Teruki Niori, Yasunori Yonekuta, Syuji Hirano
  • Patent number: 9776208
    Abstract: A brush composition used for phase-separation of a layer containing a block copolymer having plural kinds of blocks bonded formed on a substrate, the brush composition including a resin component, the resin component having a structural unit (u1) represented by genera formula (u1-1), and having a hydroxy group on at least one terminal portion of the main chain thereof: in formula (u1-1), R represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group of 1 to 5 carbon atoms or a halogenated alkyl group of 1 to 5 carbon atoms; R1 represents a halogen atom, or a linear, branched or cyclic hydrocarbon group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms optionally containing an oxygen atom, a halogen atom or a silicon atom, or a combination of the linear, branched or cyclic hydrocarbon group; and p represents an integer of 1 to 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: TOKYO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahito Yahagi, Takaya Maehashi, Akiya Kawaue, Issei Suzuki, Tasuku Matsumiya, Tsuyoshi Kurosawa, Hitoshi Yamano
  • Patent number: 9775250
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus includes a frame having a gantry configured to provide movement in the X axis and Y axis directions, and first and second dispensing units coupled to the gantry and configured to dispense material onto a substrate. The second dispensing unit is coupled to the gantry by an automatic adjustment mechanism. The dispensing apparatus further includes a controller configured to control the operation of the gantry, the first dispenser, the second dispenser, and the automatic adjustment mechanism. The automatic adjustment mechanism is configured to move the second dispenser in the X axis and Y axis directions to manipulate a spacing between the first dispensing unit and the second dispensing. Methods of dispensing material on the substrate are further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Reid, Hugh R. Read, Thomas C. Prentice
  • Patent number: 9716267
    Abstract: A parameter for producing a positive electrode having excellent safety, and a positive electrode active material layer satisfying the parameter. The positive electrode active material layer includes a first positive electrode active material, a second positive electrode active material having a lower charge/discharge potential than the first positive electrode active material, and an additive. When the first positive electrode active material tap density is defined as dt1, the second positive electrode active material tap density is defined as dt2, a true density of the additive is defined as d3, a mass percentage of the first positive electrode active material is defined as Wt1, a mass percentage of the second positive electrode active material is defined as Wt2, a mass percentage of the additive is defined as Wt3, and a porosity of the positive electrode active material layer is defined as p, the positive electrode active material layer satisfies (1?p)×(Wt1/dt1)/((Wt1/dt1)+(Wt2/dt2)+(Wt3/d3))<0.38.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Tatsuya Eguchi, Takeshi Maki, Manabu Miyoshi, Yuuhi Sato, Jun Kaneda, Yusuke Yamamoto, Takahiro Sugioka
  • Patent number: 9700908
    Abstract: A repeatable manufacturing process uses a printer to deposits liquid for each product carried by a substrate to form respective thin films. The liquid is dried, cured or otherwise processed to form from the liquid a permanent layer of each respective product. To perform printing, each newly-introduced substrate is roughly mechanically aligned, with an optical system detecting sub-millimeter misalignment, and with software correcting for misalignment. Rendering of adjusted data is performed such that nozzles are variously assigned dependent on misalignment to deposit droplets in a regulated manner, to ensure precise deposition of liquid for each given area of the substrate. For example, applied to the manufacture of flat panel displays, software ensures that exactly the right amount of liquid is deposited for each “pixel” of the display, to minimize likelihood of visible discrepancies in the resultant display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Kateeva, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Baker, Nahid Harjee, Douglas Bacon
  • Patent number: 9680097
    Abstract: Methods of forming an organic thin film transistor are provided. The methods include providing a substrate and depositing and patterning a gate electrode on a first surface of the substrate. The methods include dispensing a first droplet of an insulating material on the gate electrode on the substrate and dispensing a second droplet of a semiconductor material on a first surface of the first droplet. The second droplet forms a hydrophobic structure having a central cavity. The methods also include dispensing a third droplet of a conductor material on a first surface of the second droplet such that the conductor material substantially fills the central cavity of the hydrophobic structure and forms a conductor material layer around the central cavity to define a source electrode and a drain electrode of the organic thin film transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY KANPUR
    Inventors: Saumen Mandal, Monica Katiyar
  • Patent number: 9666796
    Abstract: A method for making phase change memory cell includes following steps. A carbon nanotube wire is located on a surface of the substrate, wherein the carbon nanotube wire includes a first end and a second end opposite to the first end. A bending portion is formed by bending the carbon nanotube wire. A first electrode, a second electrode, and a third electrode are applied on the surface of the substrate, wherein the first electrode is electrically connected to the first end, the second electrode is electrically connected to the second end, and the third end is spaced from the bending portion of the carbon nanotube wire. A phase change layer is deposited to cover the bending structure and electrically connects to the third electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Peng Liu, Yang Wu, Qun-Qing Li, Kai-Li Jiang, Jia-Ping Wang, Shou-Shan Fan