Particulate Matter (e.g., Sphere, Flake, Etc.) Patents (Class 428/402)
  • Patent number: 11027458
    Abstract: The prepreg includes a first resin layer and a second resin layer disposed on both surfaces of the first resin layer. The first resin layer is a half-cured product of a first resin composition that includes a glass cloth impregnated with the first resin composition and contains no hexagonal boron nitride. The second resin layer is a half-cured product of a second resin composition containing hexagonal boron nitride. The glass cloth has a warp and weft weave density of 54 pieces/25 mm or more. The hexagonal boron nitride has an average particle size ranging from 10 ?m to 30 ?m. The hexagonal boron nitride is contained in an amount ranging from 20 parts by mass to 40 parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of a residual component other than the hexagonal boron nitride in the second resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Fujisawa, Kenichi Toshimitsu, Yoshihiko Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11001046
    Abstract: A method of producing polybutylene terephthalate resin shaped moldings includes supplying a 3D printer with a polybutylene terephthalate resin powder mixture that contains 100 parts by weight of a polybutylene terephthalate resin powder material having a mean diameter of more than 1 ?m and 100 ?m or less, a uniformity coefficient of 4 or less, and a terminal carboxyl group quantity of 35 eq/t or more and 50 eq/t or less, and 0.1 to 5 parts by weight of inorganic particles having a mean diameter of 20 to 500 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kei Watanabe, Kazusada Takeda, Yosuke Nishimura, Hiroshi Takezaki, Hisashi Miyama, Mikiya Nishida
  • Patent number: 10998638
    Abstract: A metallic component including NiCr and having a skin depth ? of greater than or equal to 1.0 ?m in a frequency range from 20-40 GHz, as calculated by: ? = 2 ? ? ? ( 2 ? ? ? ? ? f ) ? ( ? 0 ? ? r ) ? 503 ? ? ? ? r ? f . In this equation, ? is skin depth in meters (m); ? is resistivity in ohm meter (?·m); f is frequency of an electromagnetic radiation in hertz (Hz); ?0 is permeability; and ?r is relative permeability of the NiCr metallic material. The metallic component may be a discrete metallic particle or a layer in a multilayer thin film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Debasish Banerjee, Songtao Wu, Naohide Uchida, Takeshi Yamakawa, Hidetaka Asano
  • Patent number: 10998639
    Abstract: A metallic component including a metallic material and having a skin depth ? of greater than or equal to 1.0 ?m in a frequency range from 20-40 GHz, as calculated by: ? = 2 ? ? ( 2 ? ? ? ? f ) ? ( ? 0 ? ? r ) ? 5 ? 0 ? 3 ? ? ? r ? f . In this equation, ? is skin depth in meters (m); ? is resistivity in ohm meter (?·m); f is frequency of an electromagnetic radiation in hertz (Hz); ?0 is permeability; and ?r is relative permeability of the metallic material. The metallic component may be a discrete metallic particle or a layer in a multilayer thin film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Debasish Banerjee, Songtao Wu, Naohide Uchida, Takeshi Yamakawa, Hidetaka Asano
  • Patent number: 10988588
    Abstract: A curable resin and method is disclosed. In one example, the curable resin is for the manufacture of mineral fiber products such as mineral wool insulating products. The curable resin includes components a), b) and c), wherein a) is a saccharide, b) is a polycarboxylic crosslinking agent, and c) is a polyvalent metal oxide curing accelerator. In one example, the curable resin is formaldehyde free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: URSA Insulation, S.A.
    Inventors: María Mercedes Castro Cabado, Julio San Román Del Barrio, Arturo Luís Casado Domínguez
  • Patent number: 10987286
    Abstract: Hair spray compositions comprising a liquid carrier, hollow, fluid-filled micropspheres, a polymer fixative, and propellant are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Living Proof, Inc.
    Inventor: Lauren A. Trahan
  • Patent number: 10975301
    Abstract: The invention is in the field of nanostructure synthesis. The invention relates to methods for producing nanostructures, particularly Group III-V and Group II-VI semiconductor nanostructures. The invention also relates to high temperature methods of synthesizing nanostructures comprising simultaneous injection of cores and shell precursors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Nanosys, Inc.
    Inventor: Shihai Kan
  • Patent number: 10975251
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed relate to visually transparent UV-absorbing coatings including ZnO nanoparticles. The coating includes ZnO nanoparticles, hydroxy(C1-C10)alkyl cellulose, a dispersant, and less than about 5 wt % water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Emily Jane Olson, Shan Jiang
  • Patent number: 10960470
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods of making bimetallic metal alloys of composition for example, Rh/Pd; Rh/Pt; Rh/Ag; Rh/Au; Rh/Ru; Rh/Co; Rh/Ir; Rh/Ni; Ir/Pd; Ir/Pt; Ir/Ag; Ir/Au; Pd/Ni; Pd/Pt; Pd/Ag; Pd/Au; Pt/Ni; Pt/Ag; Pt/Au; Ni/Ag; Ni/Au; or Ag/Au prepared using microwave irradiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
    Inventors: Simon M. Humphrey, Stephany Garcia
  • Patent number: 10954628
    Abstract: A textile is dyed by treating the textile with a composition containing 2D nano and/or microparticles of carbon and by dyeing the textile with a dye that is different from said carbon particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Sanko Tekstil Isletmeleri San. Ve Tic. A.S.
    Inventors: Ozgur Cobanoglu, Jitka Eryilmaz, Deniz Iyidogan, Gokhan Kaplan, Leyla Zengi, Aybige Akdag, Agamirze Hamitbeyli
  • Patent number: 10937455
    Abstract: Provided is an Fe—Pt based magnetic material sintered compact, comprising BN and SiO2 as non-magnetic materials, wherein Si and O are present in a region where B or N is present at a cut surface of the sintered compact. A high density sputtering target is provided which enables production of a magnetic thin film for heat-assisted magnetic recording media, and also reduces the amount of particles generated during sputtering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation
    Inventor: Shin-ichi Ogino
  • Patent number: 10919784
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and techniques described herein relate to iron-based desalination of water. In some cases, an inflow of water including chlorine and sodium can be received. A plurality of iron nanoparticles may capture the chlorine and the sodium. The iron nanoparticles may at least partially include Zero Valent Iron (ZVI). An outflow of the water may be emitted. The chlorine and the sodium may be omitted from the outflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Badwater Alchemy Holdings LLC
    Inventor: William J. Walker
  • Patent number: 10919089
    Abstract: The present disclosure, among other things, provides new technologies for preparation of anisotropic nanoparticle cores (e.g., anisotropic gold nanoparticle cores) and compositions thereof. Provided technologies show a number of advantages as compared with previously available options for preparing anisotropic nanoparticle cores, including, for example, that they typically utilize mild reaction conditions and, in many embodiments, only environmentally benign agents. The present invention therefore provides “green” nanoparticle technologies. Surprisingly, in many cases, the same set of reactants can be used, under modestly different conditions, to generate nanoparticle cores of different shapes. The present invention provides selection rules for reaction conditions that generate populations containing particular shapes of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Inventors: Moritz Kircher, Matthew Wall, Stefan Harmsen
  • Patent number: 10919779
    Abstract: Provided is an iron oxide powder for a brake friction material which can be suitably used in a brake friction material that is less likely to cause problems regarding brake squealing and that provides superior braking performance. The iron oxide powder for a brake friction material according to the present invention is characterized by having an average particle size of 40 ?m or more and a saturation magnetization of 20 emu/g or less. The iron oxide powder preferably has a pore volume of 10-180 mm3/g. The iron oxide powder also preferably has a BET specific surface area of 0.05-1.20 m2/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: POWDERTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Aga, Takashi Kojima
  • Patent number: 10899904
    Abstract: The present invention is concerned with expanded beads of thermoplastic polyurethane in which a water-soluble anionic surfactant is attached at 50 mg/m2 to 1,000 mg/m2 onto the surfaces of expanded beads of thermoplastic polyurethane having a dispersant attached thereto; and a method for producing an expanded beads molded article, including filling the expanded beads of thermoplastic polyurethane in a mold for molding and heating with a water vapor to mutually fuse the expanded beads with each other. The present invention provides expanded beads from which an expanded TPU beads molded article having excellent tensile strength and a method for producing an expanded TPU beads molded article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: JSP Corporation
    Inventors: Masaharu Oikawa, Koki Nishijima, Nobumasa Koshita, Tatsuya Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10899113
    Abstract: Multilayer cast films with an ethylene/?-olefin copolymer core layer, and inner and outer layers containing low density polyethylene homopolymers, and multilayer cast films with an ethylene polymer core layer, and inner and outer layers containing ethylene/?-olefin copolymers, are described. These cast films have a reduced tendency to block, and are useful in various food packaging applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: James A. Solis, Lawrence Szmutko, Charles D. Mills, Jung-Kwang D. Kang
  • Patent number: 10889598
    Abstract: A method to make metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) in which a first aqueous solution of a transition metal salt is mixed with a second aqueous solution of an imidazole or alkyl-substituted imidazole to yield a product solution containing MOF crystals. The MOF crystals are used to fabricate electrodes for electrochemical detection of nitro-aromatic compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Sundaram Gunasekaran, Anu Pratap Mylamparambil Udayan
  • Patent number: 10882976
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a resin composition for preparing polyolefin-based foamed articles having flame retardancy and flame retardant foamed articles formed therefrom. The resin composition according to the present disclosure can provide foamed articles having excellent flame retardancy and flame resistance while exhibiting a high fusion ratio and a low shrinkage ratio in the foam molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: LOTTE CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yong Jin Kwon, Sung Hwan Lim, Se Yeon Eom
  • Patent number: 10882878
    Abstract: A process for preparing transition metal carbonates with a mean particle diameter in the range from 6 to 19 ?m (D50), which comprises combining, in a stirred vessel, at least one solution of at least one transition metal salt with at least one solution of at least one alkali metal carbonate or alkali metal hydrogencarbonate to prepare an aqueous suspension of transition metal carbonate, and, in at least one further compartment, continuously introducing a mechanical power in the range from 50 to 10 000 W/l in a proportion of the suspension in each case, based on the proportion of the suspension, and then recycling the proportion into the stirred vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Martin Schulz-Dobrick, Simon Schroedle
  • Patent number: 10870735
    Abstract: The invention provides a production method for producing low molecular weight polytetrafluoroethylene enabling easy removal of most of C8-C14 perfluorocarboxylic acids and salts thereof, which are unfortunately generated by irradiation, from the low molecular weight polytetrafluoroethylene. The method for producing low molecular weight polytetrafluoroethylene includes: (1) irradiating polytetrafluoroethylene to provide low molecular weight polytetrafluoroethylene having a melt viscosity of 1×102 to 7×105 Pa·s at 380° C.; (2) pulverizing the low molecular weight polytetrafluoroethylene; and (3) heating the low molecular weight polytetrafluoroethylene pulverized in the step (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ken Yoshida, Hirotoshi Yoshida, Keisuke Hagi, Masayuki Tsuji, Taketo Kato, Yuuji Tanaka, Taku Yamanaka, Kazuya Kawahara, Masamichi Sukegawa, Kazutaka Hosokawa
  • Patent number: 10864512
    Abstract: The invention discloses a separation matrix for purification of biomacromolecules, comprising a plurality of particles (1) having a core region (2) and a shell region (3), wherein: a) said shell region is accessible to a target biomacromolecule; b) said core region is less accessible to the target biomacromolecule than the shell region; and c) the core region comprises a grafted polymer comprising residues of at least one polymerizable monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Cytiva BioProcess R&D AB
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Maloisel, Tobias Söderman, Ola Lind, Ida Eklind
  • Patent number: 10865515
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process of finishing a textile to impart a shiny effect to such textile comprising the step of preparing a composition containing 2D carbon microparticles in a carrier, applying said composition to said textile and drying said textile carrying said composition. The present invention also relates to a textile, a fabric and yarn coated with the composition above. The present invention finally relates to uses of 2D carbon microparticles to provide a shiny effect on textiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Sanko Tekstil Isletmeleri San. Ve Tic. A.S.
    Inventors: Deniz Iyidogan, Ozgur Cobanoglu, Gokhan Kaplan, Leyla Zengi, Sabrettin Akbulut
  • Patent number: 10865257
    Abstract: To provide a production method for an aqueous emulsion of modified polytetrafluoroethylene which is environmentally friendly and which is suitable for producing a stretched porous body having excellent breaking strength. A production method for an aqueous emulsion of modified polytetrafluoroethylene, which is a method to obtain an aqueous emulsion of modified polytetrafluoroethylene particles having an average primary particle diameter of from 0.10 to 0.30 ?m, by subjecting tetrafluoroethylene and a perfluoroalkyl ethylene to emulsion polymerization in an aqueous medium, using a polymerization initiator, in the presence of a fluorinated anionic surfactant having a LogPOW of from 2.4 to 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Shinya Higuchi, Hiroki Nagai, Shigeki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10864498
    Abstract: The present invention provides composite material having a porous graphene-based foam matrix and comprising porous inorganic micro-particles and metal oxide nano-particles distributed throughout the foam matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Adelaide Research & Innovation Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Dusan Losic, Diana Tran, Shervin Kabiri
  • Patent number: 10862108
    Abstract: A composition of active material for a positive electrode of a lithium-ion electrochemical cell is provided comprising: (a) a lithiated oxide of formula Li1+xMO2 in which: 0?x?0.15, M designates NiaMnbCocM?d where a>0; b>0; c>0; d?0 and a+b+c+d=1; M? being chosen from B, Mg, Al, Si, Ca, Ti, V, Cr, Fe, Cu, Zn, Y, Zr, Nb, Mo or a mixture of these; (b) a lithiated phosphate of formula LiMn1?yM?yPO4 where M? represents at least one element chosen from the group consisting of Fe, Ni, Co, Mg and Zn; and 0<y<0.5; the particle size distribution of the lithiated oxide being characterized by a first volume median diameter of the particles Dv501?500 nm; the particle size distribution of the lithiated phosphate being characterized by a second volume median diameter of the particles Dv502?500 nm; and Dv502/Dv501?1.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SAFT
    Inventors: Erwan Dumont, Frédéric Castaing, Cécile Tessier
  • Patent number: 10858584
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include a luminescent structure including an InZnP core comprising an alloy including both In and Zn, and a shell disposed on a surface of the core, wherein the core has a crystal lattice constant that matches or nearly matches the lattice constant of the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Arjan-Jeroen Houtepen, Anne Wiebe Hoekstra, Francesca Pietra, Luca De Trizio, Liberato Manna
  • Patent number: 10851205
    Abstract: A method for the manufacture of polyether ketone ketone (PEKK), including the steps of: reacting 1,4-bis(4-phenoxybenzoylbenzene) and/or diphenylether with at least one difunctional aromatic acyl chloride, in a reaction solvent and in presence of a Lewis acid, to obtain a product mixture including a PEKK-Lewis acid complex; contacting the obtained product mixture with a protic solvent, so as to form a dispersion that includes a liquid phase including Lewis acid and a second phase, e.g., a solid phase, including PEKK; and separating the second phase from the liquid phase by centrifugal filtration, so as to recover a crude PEKK and a effluent containing Lewis acid, wherein step (iii) includes a step of centrifugal filtration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Guillaume Le, Jérôme Amstutz, Christophe Caremiaux
  • Patent number: 10835457
    Abstract: The method comprises the following steps: (a) heating at least one cosmetic material; (b) depositing a layer (19) comprising one or a plurality of cosmetic materials heated in step (a); (c) at least partially solidifying the layer (19) by cooling the or each cosmetic material; (d) depositing, on the previous layer (19), an additional layer (19) comprising one or a plurality of cosmetic materials heated in step (a), (e) at least partially solidifying the additional layer (19) by cooling the or each cosmetic material; (f) repeating steps (d) to (e) until a three-dimensional object comprising or forming a structured cosmetic composition is formed. The cosmetic composition comprised in the three-dimensional object or forming the three-dimensional object is recoverable after solidifying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Clément Jaunet, Sonia Lorente Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10829634
    Abstract: A polymer composition that contains an aromatic polymer in combination with a tribological formulation is provided. The polymer composition may exhibit a low degree of surface friction that minimizes the extent to which a skin layer is peeled off during use of a part containing the composition (e.g., in a camera module). For example, the polymer composition may exhibit a dynamic coefficient of friction of about 1.0 or less and/or a wear depth may be about 500 micrometers or less as determined in accordance with VDA 230-206:2007.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Ticona LLC
    Inventor: Young Shin Kim
  • Patent number: 10808172
    Abstract: A perovskite luminescent nanocrystal has a chemical formula represented by: Cs4BX6, wherein B includes one or more selected from the group consisting of Ge, Pb, Sn, Sb, Bi, Cu, and Mn, and X includes one or more selected from the group consisting of Cl, Br, and I, wherein the Cs4BX6 perovskite luminescent nanocrystal has a pure phase, and a molar ratio of Cs to B (Cs/B) in the Cs4BX6 perovskite luminescent nanocrystal is greater than 1 and less than 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: LEXTAR ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zhen Bao, Yu-Jui Tseng, Ru-Shi Liu, Hung-Chun Tong, Hung-Chia Wang, Yu-Chun Lee, Tzong-Liang Tsai
  • Patent number: 10782272
    Abstract: An analytical method for precipitated particles using a co-precipitation reaction in includes feeding streams and a tracking metal into a reaction vessel; collecting a precipitated product containing the tracking metal from the reaction vessel in increments of time to obtain product samples; filtering each collected product sample to separate precipitated particles from filtrate; and performing elemental analysis for the tracking metal in the precipitated particles of each collected product sample and measuring a concentration of the tracking metal in the precipitated particles, to obtain a residence time distribution of the precipitated particles in the reaction vessel according to the concentration of the tracking metal in the precipitated particles. Therefore the preferred residence time of the precipitated particles in the reaction vessel can be ascertained, so that it is clear when the precipitated particles should be collected from the reaction vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: MICROVAST POWER SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bryan Yonemoto, Xiao Zhang, Wenjuan Liu Mattis, Zhifeng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10781289
    Abstract: A method includes the steps of (a) adding an organosilicon compound containing methyl groups and a surfactant into water, mixing well and carrying out hydrolysis to get a mixed aqueous solution; (b) mixing the mixed aqueous solution with 0.1-0.2M ammonium hydroxide and a remaining percentage of an organic solvent, and stirring the mixture under nitrogen atmosphere for emulsion polymerization to get a water-in-oil (w/o) emulsion; and (c) removing the organic solvent and drying the w/o emulsion to get aerogel particles. Thereby the aerogel particles are produced by the present method without hydrophobic treatment and solvent exchange. Therefore the cost and time used for preparing the aerogel particles are saved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: National Cheng Kung University
    Inventors: Hsun-Ku Lee, Pei-Chian Tsai, Hsin-Ying Yu, Dong-Wei Wu
  • Patent number: 10781372
    Abstract: A composition comprising at least one superabsorbent polymer and at least one water soluble phosphate and optionally a plant advantageous additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: UPL LIMITED
    Inventors: Rajan Ramakant Shirsat, Jaidev Rajnikant Shroff, Vikram Rajnikant Shroff
  • Patent number: 10755737
    Abstract: Provided is an Fe—Pt based magnetic material sintered compact, comprising BN and SiO2 as non-magnetic materials, wherein Si and O are present in a region where B or N is present at a cut surface of the sintered compact. An object of the present invention is to provide a high density sputtering target which enables production of a magnetic thin film for heat-assisted magnetic recording media, and also reduces the amount of particles generated during sputtering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation
    Inventor: Shin-ichi Ogino
  • Patent number: 10731025
    Abstract: A powder contains particles containing a water-soluble material and a water-insoluble material. When dependence on temperature of a storage elastic modulus and a loss elastic modulus of a cylindrical compact of the powder in a shear direction, the cylindrical compact having a diameter of 10 mm and a thickness of 1 mm, is measured with a rotational rheometer at an angular frequency of 1 Hz and a rate of temperature increase of 2° C./min, letting a temperature at which the storage elastic modulus is 1 MPa be T° C., the storage elastic modulus is always higher than the loss elastic modulus in a temperature range of T° C. to (T+10)° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yukio Hanyu, Tomohiro Saito, Akira Sugiyama, Naotake Sato, Masahiko Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10723657
    Abstract: Sintered product having a chemical analysis such that, in percentage by mass based on the oxides: ZrO2 partially stabilized with CeO2 and Y2O3 is balance to 100%; Al2O3 is >10% and <19%; additive chosen from CaO, manganese oxides, ZnO, praseodymium oxides, SrO, copper oxides, Nd2O3, BaO, iron oxides, and mixtures thereof is 0.2-6%; impurities are <2%; and CeO2 and Y2O3 being present in amounts such that, as a molar percentage on the basis of the sum of ZrO2, CeO2 and Y2O3, CeO2 is ?2.5 mol % and <5.5 mol %, and Y2O3 is 0.5-2 mol %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN CENTRE DE RECHERCHES ET D'ETUDES EUROPEEN
    Inventor: Thomas Perie
  • Patent number: 10711332
    Abstract: A material for shaping is provided, with which it is possible to more effectively shape a shaped article that has high density while containing a ceramic. The present invention provides a material for shaping in order for use in powder additive manufacturing. This material for shaping includes a first powder that is a granulated powder containing a ceramic, and a second powder containing a metal. The second powder constitutes 10-90% by mass (exclusive) of the total of the first powder and the second powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIMI INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ibe, Junya Yamada
  • Patent number: 10695830
    Abstract: Provided is a copper powder which can be suitably utilized in applications such as an electrically conductive paste and an electromagnetic wave shield. A copper powder according to the present invention has a dendritic shape having a linearly grown main stem and a plurality of branches separated from the main stem, the main stem and the branches are constituted as flat plate-shaped copper particles having a cross-sectional average thickness of from 0.02 ?m to 5.0 ?m to be determined by scanning electron microscopic SEM observation gather, the average particle diameter D50 of the copper powder is from 1.0 ?m to 100 ?m, and the maximum height in the vertical direction with respect to the flat plate-shaped surface of the copper particles is 1/10 or less with respect to the maximum length in the horizontal direction of the flat plate-shaped surface of the copper particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Okada, Yu Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10695363
    Abstract: Compositions and methods are provided for treating a gut permeability-related disease or disorder comprising administering to the gastrointestinal tract of a subject in need thereof, a therapeutically effective amount of a hydrogel having an elastic modulus (G?) of at least about 500 Pa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Gelesis LLC
    Inventors: Maria Rescigno, Alessandro Sannino, Yishai Zohar, Elaine Chiquette, Alessandra Silvestri, Christian Demitri
  • Patent number: 10662300
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for inexpensively and stably producing, with high productivity, water absorbent resin having excellent damage resistance. A method for producing a polyacrylic acid (salt)-based water absorbent resin, the method comprising a surface-crosslinking step, the surface-crosslinking step including a reaction step, the reaction step involving using a reactor having (i) an inner wall surface having a temperature within a range of 100° C. to 250° C. and (ii) an inside atmosphere having a dew point within a range of 60° C. to 100° C., the reaction step including heat-treating a water absorbent resin mixture so as to produce water absorbent resin powder having a temperature within a range of 90° C. to 130° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Motohiro Imura, Hidenori Wada, Seiji Kato
  • Patent number: 10661261
    Abstract: Mixed-phase TiO2 nanofibers prepared via a sol-gel technique followed by electrospinning and calcination are provided as photocatalysts. The calcination temperature is adjusted to control the rutile phase fraction in TiO2 nanofibers relative to the anatase phase. Post-calcined TiO2 nanofibers composed of 38 wt % rutile and 62 wt % anatase exhibited the highest initial rate constant of UV photocatalysis. This can be attributed to the combined influences of the fibers' specific surface areas and their phase compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignees: The Research Foundation For The State University of New York, LEIDOS, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne E. Jones, Jian Liu, William E. Bernier, Julia B. Tollin, Danielle McCarthy, Emilly Obuya, Jared DeCoste
  • Patent number: 10665870
    Abstract: An electrochemical reaction unit including a single cell including an electrolyte layer containing solid oxide, and a cathode and an anode which face each other in a first direction with the electrolyte layer intervening therebetween; a current collector disposed on a cathode side of the single cell and having a protrusion protruding toward the cathode; an electrically conductive coat covering a surface of the current collector; and an electrically conductive bonding layer bonding the cathode and the protrusion covered with the coat. In all sections of the protrusion taken in parallel with the first direction, a corner portion of the protrusion covered with the coat is covered with the bonding layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: MORIMURA SOFC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Sato, Makoto Kuribayashi, Tomoki Murata, Takahiro Masumoto, Tomoo Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10658657
    Abstract: A negative electrode active material with sufficiently high discharge capacity at a high rate, and a negative electrode and a lithium ion secondary battery using the negative electrode active material. A negative electrode active material according to the invention includes a negative electrode active material particle containing silicon and silicon oxide, wherein a surface layer part of the negative electrode active material particle is a layer with lower density than a core part of the negative electrode active material particle. With such a structure of the negative electrode active material, the sufficiently high discharge capacity at a high rate can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ikeda, Atsushi Sano, Masaki Sobu, Akinobu Nojima
  • Patent number: 10632226
    Abstract: Biodegradable, cross-linked polymer particle embolics and methods of making the same are described. The particle embolics can be used as embolization agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Terumo Corporation
    Inventors: Gloria Hincapie, Xinping Wu, Yue Wu, Gregory M. Cruise
  • Patent number: 10637058
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a novel process for preparing isotropic carbonaceous composite particles with favorable crystallographic, morphological & mechanical properties, wherein relatively fine carbonaceous primary particles are coated with a carbonaceous binder precursor material, agglomerated and finally heat-treated at temperatures of between about 1850 and 3500° C. to convert the binder precursor material to non-graphitic or graphitic carbon, thereby resulting in stable highly isotropic carbonaceous composite materials wherein the primary particles of the aggregate are held together by the carbonized/graphitized binder. The present disclosure also relates to the isotropic carbonaceous composite particles obtainable by the process described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: ImerTech SAS
    Inventors: Michael Spahr, Pirmin Ulmann, Simone Zürcher, Sergio Pacheco Benito, Hiroyuki Taki
  • Patent number: 10627404
    Abstract: In one aspect, methods of sensing are described herein. In some embodiments, such a method comprises disposing a population of luminescent species in a test sample, exposing the test sample to electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength corresponding to an excitation wavelength of the luminescent species, detecting light emitted by the luminescent species within a detection region of the test sample, and correlating the light emitted by the luminescent species within the detection region to a presence or absence of an analyte within the test sample. The luminescent species, in a non-aggregated state, exhibits luminescence blinking and, in an aggregated state, does not exhibit luminescence blinking. Additionally, correlating the light emitted by the luminescent species to the presence or absence of the analyte comprises determining whether the light emitted by the luminescent species within the detection region is blinking luminescence or non-blinking luminescence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventors: Marcus Jones, Kirill Afonin
  • Patent number: 10625240
    Abstract: An MWF-type zeolite, wherein, when the heights of peaks around 2?=11.1 and 13.8° in a peak obtained by X-ray diffraction are defined as A and B, respectively, 0.63?B/A?0.80 satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Saya Maeda, Akitake Nakamura, Takayuki Akaogi
  • Patent number: 10612158
    Abstract: Crystals having a modified regular tetrahedron shape are provided. Crystals preferably have four substantially identical triangular faces that define four truncated vertices and six chamfered edges. The six chamfered edges can have an average length of l, and an average width of w, and 8?l/w?9.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: ARK Crystal, LLC
    Inventor: Nassim Haramein
  • Patent number: 10596387
    Abstract: A system and method for imaging or treating a disease in a human or animal body. The system provides to the human or animal body a pharmaceutical carrier including one or more phosphors which are capable of emitting ultraviolet or visible light into the body and which provide x-ray contrast. The system includes one or more devices which infuse a diseased site with a photoactivatable drug and the pharmaceutical carrier, an initiation energy source comprising an x-ray or high energy source which irradiates the diseased site with at least one of x-rays, gamma rays, or electrons to thereby initiate emission of said ultraviolet or visible light into the body, and a processor programmed to at least one of 1) produce images of the diseased site or 2) control a dose of said x-rays, gamma rays, or electrons to the diseased site for production of said ultraviolet or visible light at the diseased site to activate the photoactivatable drug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignees: IMMUNOLIGHT, LLC., DUKE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Harold Walder, Frederic A. Bourke, Zakaryae Fathi, Wayne F. Beyer, Mark W. Dewhirst, Mark Oldham, Justus Adamson, Michael Nolan
  • Patent number: 10568837
    Abstract: Many active pharmaceutical ingredients are not directly compressible, therefore addition of pharmaceutical excipients is necessary. Fillers are essential pharmaceutical excipients, among which sugars are commonly employed, especially lactose. It is required that such substances have good flowability and compressibility. The present invention enables a simple and industry applicable production of particles of spherically agglomerated lactose that have suitable flow properties, excellent compression characteristics and reduce or prevent occurrence of segregation in mixture for production of solid dosage forms. They are porous spherical agglomerates. Particles of spherically agglomerated lactose comprise prism-like primary particles that are radially arranged and form a bigger agglomerate structure. Particles of spherically agglomerated lactose have suitable size, are highly breakable, have relatively high specific surface area and enable production of tablets with high tensile strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: Dejan Lamesic