Electron Emissive Or Suppressive (excluding Electrode For Arc) Patents (Class 427/77)
  • Patent number: 10796933
    Abstract: Provided is a display device manufacturing apparatus and a manufacturing method of a display device. The display device manufacturing apparatus includes: a chamber; a supporter arranged in the chamber and supporting a substrate; an electrode arranged in the chamber so as to face the supporter; a gas supply arranged in the chamber and configured to supply process gas into the chamber; a first baffle arranged at a rim of the supporter and having at least one first through hole; and a second baffle arranged between the first baffle and the chamber and covering the at least one first through hole in a plan view to alter a path of by-products discharged from the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haeyoung Yoo, Taejong Kim, Juhee Lee, Myungsoo Huh, Jaekyu Park, Hyunwoo Joo
  • Patent number: 10497530
    Abstract: A thermionic dispenser cathode having a refractory metal matrix with scandium and barium compounds in contact with the metal matrix and methods for forming the same. The invention utilizes atomic layer deposition (ALD) to form a nanoscale, uniform, conformal distribution of a scandium compound on tungsten surfaces and further utilizes in situ high pressure consolidation/impregnation to enhance impregnation of a BaO—CaO—Al2O3 based emissive mixture into the scandate-coated tungsten matrix or to sinter a tungsten/scandate/barium composite structure. The result is a tungsten-scandate thermionic cathode having improved emission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 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
  • Patent number: 10497916
    Abstract: An electrode/separator assembly for use in an electrochemical cell includes a current collector; a porous composite electrode layer adhered to the current collector, said electrode layer comprising at least electroactive particles and a binder; and a porous composite separator layer comprising inorganic particles substantially uniformly distributed in a polymer matrix to form nanopores and having a pore volume fraction of at least 25%, wherein the separator layer is secured to the electrode layer by a solvent weld at the interface between the two layers, said weld comprising a mixture of the binder and the polymer. Methods of making and using the assembly are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: A123 Systems LLC
    Inventors: Gregory B. Less, Angela Knapp, Susan J. Babinec
  • Patent number: 10452176
    Abstract: A touch substrate and a manufacturing method thereof, and a touch display device are provided. The touch substrate includes: a bearing substrate; a touch electrode layer, disposed on the bearing substrate and including a first touch electrode, a side of the first touch electrode is inclined relative to the bearing substrate; and an antireflective layer, disposed on the bearing substrate and including an antireflective portion, the antireflective portion covers the side of the first touch electrode, and a refractive index of a film formed by both the antireflective portion and the first touch electrode is less than a refractive index of the first touch electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: Gang Zhou
  • Patent number: 10388962
    Abstract: The present specification relates to a lithium electrode, a lithium secondary battery including the same, a battery module including the lithium secondary battery, and a method for preparing a lithium electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Taek Gyoung Kim, Minchul Jang, Doo Kyung Yang, Byoungkuk Son, Changhun Park, Junghun Choi, Myeonghun Song
  • Patent number: 10290859
    Abstract: Provided are a method of preparing a composition for forming a positive electrode of a lithium secondary battery which includes preparing a first dispersed solution by primary dispersion of a conductive agent and a dispersant in a solvent, preparing a second dispersed solution by adding binder powder to the first dispersed solution and performing secondary dispersion, and adding and mixing a positive electrode active material to the second dispersed solution, and a positive electrode and a lithium secondary battery which are prepared by using the composition. A composition for forming a positive electrode of a lithium secondary battery, which has improved dispersibility, may be prepared by the above method, and internal resistance of the battery may be reduced and output characteristics may be improved when a positive electrode is prepared by using the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji Yeon Kim, Taek Soo Lee, Jun Soo Park, Sang Hoon Choy
  • Patent number: 10014125
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an electrode includes printing an electrode ink on a portion of a substrate using a rotary lithographic printer. The electrode ink is allowed to dry on the substrate. A separator material is printed on the portion of the substrate using the rotary lithographic printer. A sealant wall is printed around the portion of the substrate using the rotary lithographic printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Ioxus, Inc.
    Inventor: Thor E. Eilertsen
  • Patent number: 9574720
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a polymer thick film white reflective flexible dielectric composition comprising urethane resin, thermoplastic phenoxy resin, and white reflective powder. Dielectrics made from the composition can be used in various electronic applications to protect electrical elements and particularly to reflect light in 3D circuits containing LED's.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventor: Jay Robert Dorfman
  • Patent number: 9576764
    Abstract: Disclosed is a field emitter electrode including a bonding unit formed on a substrate, and a plurality of carbon nanotubes fixed to the substrate by the bonding unit, in which the bonding unit includes a carbide-based first inorganic filler and a second inorganic filler formed of a metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Jin Woo Jeong, Jae-woo Kim, Yoon-Ho Song, Jun Tae Kang, Sungyoul Choi
  • Publication number: 20150146345
    Abstract: High precision capacitors and methods for forming the same utilizing a precise and highly conformal deposition process for depositing an insulating layer on substrates of various roughness and composition. The method generally comprises the steps of depositing a first insulating layer on a metal substrate by atomic layer deposition (ALD); (b) forming a first capacitor electrode on the first insulating layer; and (c) forming a second insulating layer on the first insulating layer and on or adjacent to the first capacitor electrode. Embodiments provide an improved deposition process that produces a highly conformal insulating layer on a wide range of substrates, and thereby, an improved capacitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Thin Film Electronics ASA
    Inventors: Arvind KAMATH, Criswell CHOI, Patrick SMITH, Erik SCHER, Jiang LI
  • Publication number: 20150137668
    Abstract: In a piezoelectric ceramic base, a contact interface in contact with an electrode has recess portions surrounded by crystal particles. An average depth T of the recess portions is preferably 1 to 10 ?m, and an occupation rate of the recess portions at the contact interface is preferably 65% or more of an area ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Hitomi Hoshino, Ryoko Katayama, Hiroshi Asano
  • Patent number: 9023528
    Abstract: The invention is directed in a first aspect to a sulfur-carbon composite material comprising: (i) a bimodal porous carbon component containing therein a first mode of pores which are mesopores, and a second mode of pores which are micropores; and (ii) elemental sulfur contained in at least a portion of said micropores. The invention is also directed to the aforesaid sulfur-carbon composite as a layer on a current collector material; a lithium ion battery containing the sulfur-carbon composite in a cathode therein; as well as a method for preparing the sulfur-composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Chengdu Liang, Nancy J. Dudney, Jane Y. Howe
  • Publication number: 20150118561
    Abstract: There is provided a process for preparing a crystalline electrode material, the process comprising: providing a liquid bath comprising the electrode material in a melted state; and introducing a precursor of the electrode material into the liquid bath, wherein the electrode material comprises lithium, a metal and phosphate. There is also provided a crystalline electrode material, comprising lithium substituted by less than 0.1 atomic of Na or K; Fe and/or Mn, substituted by less than 0.1 atomic ratio of: (a) Mg, Ca, Al and B, (b) Nb, Zr, Mo, V and Cr, (c) Fe(III), or (d) any combinations thereof; and PO4, substituted by less than 20% atomic weight of an oxyanion selected from SO4, SiO4, BO4, P2O7, and any combinations thereof, the material being in the form of particles having a non-carbon and non-olivine phase on at least a portion of the surface thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Michel Gauthier, Dean MacNeil, Joseph Wontcheu, Patrice Chartrand, Guoxian Liang
  • Publication number: 20150110953
    Abstract: A touch panel includes a substrate including at least one concave part, and a transparent electrode formed in the concave part to detect a position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Young Sun YOU, Yong Jin LEE, Kyoung Hoon CHAI, Dong Youl LEE, Young Jin NOH, Sun Young LEE
  • Patent number: 9005407
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a composite field emission source is provided. A first stage of film-forming process is performed by using RF magnetron sputtering, so as to form a nano structure film on a substrate, in which the nano structure film is a petal-shaped structure composed of a plurality of nano graphite walls. Afterward, a second stage of film-forming process is performed for increasing carbon accumulation amount on the nano structure film and thereby growing a plurality of nano coral-shaped structures on the petal-shaped structure. Therefore, the composite field emission source with high strength and nano coral-shaped structures can be obtained, whereby improving the effect and life of electric field emission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignees: Tatung Company, Tatung University
    Inventors: Jian-Min Jeng, Jyi-Tsong Lo, Wen-Ching Shih, Wei-Lung Tasi
  • Patent number: 8993092
    Abstract: A polycrystalline ferroelectric and/or multiferroic oxide article includes a substrate having a biaxially textured surface; at least one biaxially textured buffer layer supported by the substrate; and a biaxially textured ferroelectric or multiferroic oxide layer supported by the buffer layer. Methods for making polycrystalline ferroelectric and/or multiferroic oxide articles are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Amit Goyal, Junsoo Shin
  • Patent number: 8993170
    Abstract: A composite carbon material of negative electrode in lithium ion, which is made of composite graphite, includes a spherical graphite and a cover layer, wherein the cover layer is pyrolytic carbon of organic substance. Inserted transition metal elements are contained between layers of graphite crystal. Preparation of the negative electrode includes the steps of: crushing graphite, shaping to form a spherical shape, purifying treatment, washing, dewatering and drying, dipped in salt solution doped by transition metal in multivalence, mixed with organic matter, covering treatment, and carbonizing treatment or graphitization treatment. The negative electrode provides advantages of reversible specific capacity larger than 350 mAh/g, coulomb efficiency higher than 94% at first cycle, conservation rate for capacity larger than 8-% in 500 times of circulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: BTR New Energy Materials Inc.
    Inventors: Min Yue, Wanhong Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150086879
    Abstract: An anode in which an anode active material layer is arranged on an anode current collector. The anode active material layer includes anode active material particles made of an anode active material including at least one of silicon and tin as an element. An oxide-containing film including an oxide of at least one kind selected from the group consisting of silicon, germanium and tin is formed in a region in contact with an electrolytic solution of the surface of each anode active material particle by a liquid-phase method such as a liquid-phase deposition method. The region in contact with the electrolytic solution of the surface of each anode active material particle is covered with the oxide-containing film, to thereby improve the chemical stability of the anode and the charge-discharge efficiency. The thickness of the oxide-containing film is preferably within a range from 0.1 nm to 500 nm both inclusive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Horiuchi, Kenichi Kawase, Tadahiko Kubota, Hideki Nakai, Takakazu Hirose
  • Publication number: 20150087787
    Abstract: Polymer blends of polypropylene homopolymer and propylene-?-olefin interpolymer. Processes for producing polymeric compositions comprising control-cooling heated blends of polypropylene and propylene-?-olefin interpolymer. Such polymeric compositions can be employed in forming coated wires and cables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicants: Dow Global Technologies LLC, GnoSys Global Ltd., University of Southampton
    Inventor: Simon Sutton
  • Publication number: 20150064554
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a positive electrode for lithium ion secondary batteries, the positive electrode comprising a positive electrode active material and a positive electrode binder, in which the positive electrode active material comprises lithium manganate having a spinel structure, and the positive electrode binder comprises at least polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) and a resin having sulfone linkages, and to a lithium ion secondary battery comprising the positive electrode for lithium ion secondary batteries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Hideaki Sasaki, Takehiro Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20150054750
    Abstract: A touch panel stackup comprises a substrate, a first conductive element having a first refractive index and forming a plurality of patterns with on or more gaps on the substrate having an address for sensing tactile signals in a first direction and a second direction, a second conductive element having a second refractive index coupled with said plurality of patterns an insulator disposed among said one or more gaps, the second refractive index being substantially the same as said first refractive index.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: TPK Touch Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Chen-Yu Liu, Lu-Hsing Lee
  • Publication number: 20150055308
    Abstract: A variable stiffness film, a variable stiffness flexible display, and a manufacturing method thereof may include a lower electrode, a variable fluid, and an upper electrode. A polymer layer may be formed on the lower electrode, and a variable fluid receiving portion is patterned on the polymer layer. A variable stiffness layer is formed by putting a variable fluid in the variable fluid receiving portion. The upper electrode is formed on the variable fluid layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soo Chul LIM, Joon Ah Park, Hyun Jeong Lee, Seung Ju Han
  • Publication number: 20150047972
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a sputtering target includes: preparing a sputtering target material including a low temperature viscosity transition (LVT) inorganic material, melting the sputtering target material at a working pressure that is lower than atmospheric pressure, and processing the melted sputtering target material to thereby form the sputtering target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
  • Publication number: 20150050052
    Abstract: A charging roll includes a cylindrical base member that has a metal-containing surface, a conductive adhesive layer that includes a halogen atom-containing resin and has surface roughness Rz in a range of 0.5 ?m to 8 ?m on an outer peripheral surface side on the base member, and a conductive elastic layer that is disposed to be brought into contact with the outer peripheral surface of the conductive adhesive layer and includes a halogen atom-containing rubber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuro HOSHIO, Taketoshi HOSHIZAKI, Shoichi MASUDA, Eiichi IIDA, Takahiko HATTORI, Noboru WADA
  • Publication number: 20150044571
    Abstract: A composition comprising a first particulate electroactive material, a particulate graphite material and a binder, wherein at least 50% of the total volume of each said particulate materials is made up of particles having a particle size D50 and wherein a ratio of electroactive material D50 particle size:graphite D50 particle size is up to 4.5:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Nexeon Limited
    Inventors: Mamdouh Elsayed Abdelsalam, Fazil Coowar
  • Publication number: 20150017321
    Abstract: To provide a method for forming a thin film pattern 14 having a predetermined shape on a surface of a substrate 1 having an electrode formed in advance in a thin film pattern forming region, there are included the steps of: bringing a resin film 2, which transmits visible light, into close contact with the substrate 1; irradiating the thin film pattern forming region 11 on the substrate 1 with laser light L, thereby forming an opening pattern 21 having the same shape as the thin film pattern 14 in the film 2; forming the thin film pattern 14 in the thin film pattern forming region 11 on the substrate 1 through the opening pattern 21 of the film 2; and peeling off the film 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Syuji KUDO, Michinobu MIZUMURA, Koichi KAJIYAMA, Hany Maher AZIZ, Yoshitaka KAJIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20150017512
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing a separator comprising the steps of: providing a sheetlike porous substrate, a solvent, ceramic particles and an adhesion promoter; preparing a slip by mixing the solvent, the adhesion promoter and the ceramic particles; coating the substrate with the slip and thermally drying the coated substrate to obtain the separator. The problem addressed is that of specifying a process useful for producing separators having a higher ceramic content. The problem is solved when the solvent used is a mixture of water and at least one organic component; the adhesion promoter used is a mixture of silanes and at least one thermally crosslinkable acrylic polymer; the slip is admixed with a carboxylic acid preparation and also with a defoamer component free from silicone oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Evonik Litarion GmbH
    Inventors: Rolf-Walter Terwonne, Witold Rex, Matthias Pascaly, Michael Kube, Christian Hying
  • Patent number: 8927145
    Abstract: A non-aqueous electrolyte battery includes a positive electrode having a positive electrode active material layer provided on a positive electrode collector, a negative electrode and a non-aqueous electrolyte, wherein the positive electrode active material layer contains a polyvinylidene fluoride-containing binder and a nano ceramic particle having a primary particle size of not more than 100 nm; and the binder and the nano ceramic particle are complexed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shinya Wakita, Izaya Okae
  • Publication number: 20140373717
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the technical field of air filter products, and more particularly to an integrated electrostatic dust collection device for efficiently capturing particles in air and an electret processing technique thereof. The main body of the dust collection device is formed by stacking a plurality of layers of dust collection boards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Baozhu Wang
  • Publication number: 20140377684
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fuel electrode doubling as a support of a solid oxide fuel cell that hardly deteriorates conductivity and strength thereof through repetitive exposure to reducing atmosphere/oxidizing atmosphere. The fuel electrode doubling as the support of the solid oxide fuel cell according to the present invention includes: a porous structure formed of first oxide particles having a 10% cumulative particle diameter between 5 ?m and 12 ?m and a 90% cumulative particle diameter between 84 ?m and 101 ?m; and electrode particles having an electrode catalytic activity that cover a surface in a gap of the porous structure and have a surface covered with second oxide particles by 10% to 70%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Riken
    Inventor: Takashi Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20140370380
    Abstract: Provided are nanostructures containing electrochemically active materials, battery electrodes containing these nanostructures for use in electrochemical batteries, such as lithium ion batteries, and methods of forming the nanostructures and battery electrodes. The nanostructures include conductive cores, inner shells containing active materials, and outer shells partially coating the inner shells. The high capacity active materials having a stable capacity of at least about 1000 mAh/g can be used. Some examples include silicon, tin, and/or germanium. The outer shells may be configured to substantially prevent formation of Solid Electrolyte lnterphase (SEI) layers directly on the inner shells. The conductive cores and/or outer shells may include carbon containing materials. The nanostructures are used to form battery electrodes, in which the nanostructures that are in electronic communication with conductive substrates of the electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Yi Cui, Song Han, Ghyrn E. Loveness
  • Publication number: 20140363566
    Abstract: A catalytic layer may be formed by infiltrating a mobile phase including metal salts into a metal scaffold to form a percolated scaffold, drying the percolated scaffold to form a green-group scaffold, and calcining the green-group scaffold such that perovskites form from the metal salts and chemically bind to the metal scaffold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Adam Weisenstein, Randolph M. Kosted, Ronald D. Brost, Kristine M. Brost, Howard F. Wilkins
  • Patent number: 8894890
    Abstract: Disclosed are a titanium dioxide nano ink having such a strong dispersibility as to be applicable by inkjet printing and having adequate viscosity without requiring printing several times, and a titanium dioxide nano particle modified by a surface stabilizer included therein. Inkjet printing of the titanium dioxide nano ink enables printing of a minute electrode. In addition, efficiency of a solar cell may be maximized since occurrence of pattern cracking is minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Ki Chun Lee, Yong Jun Jang
  • Publication number: 20140329151
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lithium ion secondary battery capable of improving charge/discharge cycle characteristics or durability such as high-temperature storability, while suppressing deterioration in initial performance, and a manufacturing method thereof. The lithium ion secondary battery according to the present invention includes an electrode serving as a cathode or an anode including an electrode layer containing an active material. At least a part of a surface of the active material is coated with lithium halide (X) having a low ionic bonding property and a peak strength ratio P1/P2 of less than 2.0 between a peak strength P1 in the vicinity of 60 eV and a peak strength P2 in the vicinity of 70 eV in a Li-XAFS measurement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Hiroshi Onizuka, Mitsuru Sakano, Tomohiro Nakano
  • Publication number: 20140306165
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a non-fired type electrode comprising the steps of: (a) applying a conductive paste on a substrate, the conductive paste comprising; (i) 100 parts by weight of a conductive powder; (ii) an organic boron compound comprising an amine borate, a boronic acid, a boronic acid ester, a trimer of the boronic acid or a mixture thereof, wherein the boron element of the organic boron compound is 0.03 to 1.4 parts by weight; and (iii) 20 to 150 parts by weight of an organic vehicle; and (b) heating the applied conductive paste at 100 to 300° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
  • Publication number: 20140299171
    Abstract: Disclosed is a material for an electrode having an excellent performance and an excellent durability by maintaining high electrical conductivity and by restraining the growth of the grain at a high temperature. The material can be manufactured by synthesizing composite materials through use of a metallic material of Mo and a ceramic material, and then the composite materials can be used as the electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Sun-Dong KIM, Sang-Kuk Woo, Se-Young Kim, Jong-Hoon Joo, In-Sub Han, Doo-Won Seo, Min-Soo Suh
  • Publication number: 20140301939
    Abstract: The present invention provides an ammonium perrhenate containing less than 5 ppm of potassium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
  • Publication number: 20140287341
    Abstract: A novel modified anode/electrolyte structure for a solid oxide electrochemical cell is an assembly comprising (a) an anode consisting of a backbone of electronically conductive perovskite oxides selected from the group of doped strontium titanates and mixtures thereof, (b) a scandia and yttria-stabilised zirconium oxide electrolyte and (c) a metallic and/or a ceramic electrocatalyst in the shape of interlayers incorporated in the interface between the anode and the electrolyte. This assembly is first sintered at a given temperature and then at a lower temperature in reducing gas mixtures. These heat treatments resulted in a distribution of the metallic and/or ceramic interlayers in the electrolyte/anode backbone junction taking place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Technical University of Denmark
    Inventors: Mohammed Hussain Abdul Jabbar, Jens Høgh, Eugen Stamate
  • Patent number: 8835056
    Abstract: A method of forming an electrode of a lithium ion secondary battery includes combining a binder and active particles to form a mixture, coating a surface with the mixture to form a coated article, translating the article along a first plane, cutting a first plurality of carbon fibers, each having a first average length, to form a second plurality of carbon fibers, each having a longitudinal axis and a second average length that is shorter than the first average length, inserting the second plurality of fibers into the mixture layer so that the longitudinal axis of each of at least a portion of the second plurality of fibers is not parallel to the first plane to form a preform, wherein the second plurality of fibers forms a truss structure disposed in three dimensions within the mixture layer, and heating the preform to form the electrode. An electrode is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Xinran Xiao, Adam T. Timmons, Stephen J. Harris
  • Patent number: 8834740
    Abstract: A polycrystalline cobalt-nickel-manganese ternary positive material is provided. The polycrystalline cobalt-nickel-manganese ternary positive material comprises more than two basic crystalline structures of Liz—CoO2, LizNiO2, LizMnO2, LizCo1-(x+y)NixMnyO2, LizNixMn1-xO2, LizCoxNi1-xO2 and Li2MnO3. Further, a method for preparing the positive material by high-temperature fusion is provided. The positive material has the compacted density of 3.9-4.3 g/cm3, the capacity of 145 mAh/g or more when the discharging rate is 0.5-1C and the capacity retention rate of more than 90% after 300 cycles. The positive material prepared by high-temperature fusion has high volume energy density, excellent electrochemical performance, and improved safety and is manufactured economically. Further, a lithium ion secondary battery comprising the positive material is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignees: Shenzhen Zhenhua New Material Co., Ltd., Guizhou Zhenhua New Material Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qianxin Xiang, Xiaolian Zhao
  • Publication number: 20140255603
    Abstract: A surface coating method and a method for reducing irreversible capacity loss of a lithium rich transitional oxide electrode are disclosed herein. In an example of the surface coating method, a dispersion of a lithium rich transitional oxide powder and an oxide precursor or a phosphate precursor in a liquid is formed. The liquid is evaporated. The forming and evaporating steps are carried out in the absence of air to prevent precipitation of the oxide precursor or the phosphate precursor. Hydrolyzation of the oxide precursor or the phosphate precursor is controlled under predetermined conditions, and an intermediate product is formed. The intermediate product is annealed to form an oxide coated lithium rich transitional oxide powder or the phosphate coated lithium rich transitional oxide powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Qiangfeng Xiao, Mei Cai
  • Publication number: 20140255599
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing an electrode-supported electrochemical half-cell including a step consisting in subjecting a green electrode layer on which a precursor gel of the electrolyte or a precursor thereof is deposited to sintering at a temperature of less than or equal to 1350° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Thibaud Delahaye, Mathilde Rieu
  • Patent number: 8822083
    Abstract: A negative electrode for a lithium-ion secondary battery, has a current collector and an active-material layer bound on a surface of the current collector. The active-material layer includes active materials, binders, conductive additives, and buffer materials. The active materials include Si and/or Sn, and the buffer materials comprise a silicone composite powder in which a spherical silicone-rubber powder is covered with a silicone resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
    Inventors: Manabu Miyoshi, Hitotoshi Murase, Keiichi Hayashi, Shinji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8821966
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an image display device includes the step of forming a cured resin layer by interposing a photo-curable resin composition between a protection member and a display-side panel including an image display unit and a frame member and then photo-curing the photo-curable resin composition, with the photo-curable resin composition being disposed across between the image display unit and the frame member. In the manufacturing method, a high-viscosity resin composition having a viscosity of 3000 mPa·s or more and 12000 mPa·s or less is used as the photo-curable resin composition. Alternatively, after a gap between the image display unit and the frame member is sealed with a sealing film, a photo-curable resin composition is interposed between the display-side panel and the protection member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Dexerials Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Toyoda, Yoshihisa Shinya, Yusuke Kamata
  • Publication number: 20140227626
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a proton-conductive electrochemical cell (10), comprising an electrolytic membrane (13) made of a ceramic and an electrode (11, 12) made of a cermet, said electrochemical cell (10) being obtained directly by a method of co-sintering a ceramic layer, capable of forming the electrolytic membrane (13), and a cermet layer, capable of forming the electrode (11, 12), in a sintering tool at a sintering temperature of the ceramic that makes it possible to render said ceramic layer, capable of forming the electrolyte (13), gas-tight, wherein said cell (10) is characterised in that said cermet consists of the mixture of a ceramic and an electronically conductive passivatable alloy including at least 40 mol % chromium capable of forming a passive layer, the nature and the chromium content of said passivatable alloy enabling said electrochemical cell to be co-sintered with a membrane densification of more than 90% without melting said alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicants: AREVA, ARMINES, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (C.N.R.S.)
    Inventors: Béatrice Sala, Frédéric Grasset, Elodie Tetard, Kamal Rahmouni, Dominique Goeuriot, Baroudi Bendjeriou, Hisasi Takenouti
  • Patent number: 8802321
    Abstract: The present invention provides a graded multilayer structure, comprising a support layer (1) and at least 10 layers (2, 3) forming a graded layer, wherein each of the at least 10 layers (2, 3) is at least partially in contact with the support layer (1), wherein the at least 10 layers (2, 3) differ from each other in at least one property selected from layer composition, porosity and conductivity, and wherein the at least 10 layers (2, 3) are arranged such that the layer composition, porosity and/or conductivity horizontally to the support layer (1) forms a gradient over the total layer area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Technical University of Denmark
    Inventors: Peter Halvor Larsen, Peter Vang Hendriksen, Soren Linderoth, Mogens Mogensen
  • Patent number: 8802304
    Abstract: Performance, properties and stability of bifunctional air electrodes may be improved by using modified current collectors, and improving water wettability of air electrode structures. This invention provides information on creating non-corroding, electrically rechargeable, bifunctional air electrodes. In some embodiments, this bifunctional air electrode includes a corrosion-resistant outer layer and an electrically conductive inner layer. In some embodiments, this bifunctional air electrode includes titanium suboxides formed by reducing titanium dioxide. Titanium suboxides may be corrosion-resistant and electrically conductive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Eos Energy Storage, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Amendola, Michael Binder, Phillip J. Black, Stefanie Sharp-Goldman, Lois Johnson, Michael Kunz, Michael Oster, Tesia Chciuk, Regan Johnson
  • Publication number: 20140218785
    Abstract: An electrowetting display device includes a picture element having a first support plate and a second support plate. A surface of a second layer of the first support plate is non-planar and has a shape at least partly corresponding with a pattern of a first layer of the first support plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Liquavista B.V.
    Inventors: Jozef Elisabeth Aubert, Nicolas Eugene Bergeron, Roy Van Dijk, Andrea Giraldo
  • Publication number: 20140210836
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for reducing image artifacts that arise when a display is exposed to sunlight over time. Various implementations disclosed herein can be implemented to prevent charge injection from inducing a negative offset voltage shift for display elements in the display. In one aspect, a buffer layer is applied to block electrons from being photoelectrically ejected from a movable reflective layer of a display element and into a stationary optical stack of the display element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Fan Zhong, Guneet Sethi, Daniel Felnhofer, Thanh N. Tu
  • Publication number: 20140212748
    Abstract: A process includes casting a solution including poly(phenylene oxide), inorganic nanoparticles, a solvent, and a non-solvent on a substrate; and removing the solvent to form a porous film; wherein: the porous film is configured for use as a porous separator for a lithium ion battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: UChicago Argonne, LLC
    Inventors: Zhengcheng Zhang, Jung-Je Woo, Khalil Amine