Particulate Matter (e.g., Sphere, Flake, Etc.) Patents (Class 428/402)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10563105
    Abstract: Various shaped abrasive particles are disclosed. Each shaped abrasive particle includes a body having at least one major surface and a side surface extending from the major surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Todd M. Cotter, Sidath S. Wijesooriya, Ronald Christopher Motta, Gary A. Guertin, Michael D. Kavanaugh, Doruk O. Yener, Jennifer H. Czerepinski, Jun Jia, Frederic Josseaux, Ralph Bauer, Frank J. Csillag, Francois Wagner, Yang Zhong, James P. Stewart, Mark P. Dombrowski, Sandhya Jayaraman Rukmani, Amandine Martin, Stephen E. Fox, Nilanjan Sarangi, Dean S. Matsumoto, Rene G. Demers, Richard J. Klok, Alexandra Marazano, Adam D. Lior, James A. Salvatore, Sujatha Iyengar, David F. Louapre
  • Patent number: 10555879
    Abstract: A microcapsule composition useful in delivering an active material contains a first microcapsule and a second microcapsule. The first microcapsule has a zeta potential of 10 mV or greater, the second microcapsule has a zeta potential of 5 mV or less, and the weight ratio of the first microcapsule and the second microcapsule is between 1:10 and 10:1. Also disclosed are consumer products containing such a microcapsule composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES INC.
    Inventors: Yabin Lei, Lewis Michael Popplewell, Li Xu, John Brahms, Xiang Fei
  • Patent number: 10559801
    Abstract: Provided herein are nano structured electrode separators comprising metal organic materials capable of attaching to one or more electrodes and electrically insulating at least one electrode while allowing migration of ionic charge carriers through the nanostructured electrode separator. Methods of using such electrode separators include positioning a nanostructured electrode separator between two electrodes of an electrochemical cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Mohamed Helmi Alkordi, Mohamed Eddaoudi
  • Patent number: 10550325
    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: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Nanosys, Inc.
    Inventor: Shihai Kan
  • Patent number: 10538836
    Abstract: An yttrium fluoride spray material contains Y5O4F7 and YF3, and has an average particle size of 10-60 ?m and a bulk density of 1.2-2.5 g/cm3. The Y5O4F7 and YF3 in the yttrium fluoride spray material consist of 30 to 90% by weight of Y5O4F7 and the balance of YF3. A sprayed coating of yttrium oxyfluoride is obtained by atmospheric plasma spraying of the spray material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi Takai, Noriaki Hamaya
  • Patent number: 10539334
    Abstract: The present invention achieves a moisture absorbing material which enables efficient dehumidification without supercooling or large heat quantity; and a dehumidifier in which the moisture absorbing material is used. The moisture absorbing material can be a dried product of a polymer gel in which an interpenetrating polymer network structure or a semi-interpenetrating polymer network structure is formed by (a) a stimuli-responsive polymer whose affinity with water changes reversibly in response to an external stimulus and (b) a hydrophilic polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, THE SCHOOL CORPORATION KANSAI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Nobuki Sakikawa, Takashi Miyata, Kazuya Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10535443
    Abstract: This is generally a method of producing graphene-containing suspensions of flakes of high quality graphene/graphite oxides and method of producing graphene/graphite oxides. Both the exfoliating graphite into flakes and oxidizing the graphite flakes and the preparation and suspension of the flakes can be done with high volume production and at a low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Garmor Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Stoltz, Jeff Bullington
  • Patent number: 10535444
    Abstract: Provided is a composite carbon material including a substrate and a graphene oxide. The graphene oxide accounts for about 5 wt % to 60 wt % based on a total weight of the substrate and the graphene oxide. A method of preparing a composite carbon material is further provided. The prepared composite carbon material has excellent hydrophilic property, flexibility, electrical conductivity and dispersity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Wei-Hung Chiang, Yen-Sheng Li
  • Patent number: 10525023
    Abstract: A mesosilicalite nanocarrier having a hierarchical silicalite characterized by a molar ratio of aluminum to silica in a range of 1:3000 to 1:1000. The hierarchical silicalite includes mesopores of a hexagonal structure, and micropores of silicalite structure with a microporous volume in the range of 0.05 cc/g to 0.1 cc/g. The nanocarrier has a mesophase content in the range of 30 wt % to 70 wt %, a microphase content in the range of 30 wt % to 70 wt %, and a mean pore diameter in the range of 1.5 nm to 5.5 nm. A method of preparing the stable mesosilicalite nanocarrier with hierarchical micro/mesopores to load an antioxidant or drug for targeted drug delivery is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University
    Inventors: B. Rabindran Jermy, Vijaya Ravinayagam
  • Patent number: 10518581
    Abstract: The rubber composition of this disclosure is a rubber composition comprising a rubber component containing 2 or more polymer components and a filler containing at least a silica, wherein: the rubber component is separated into two or more polymer phases with different peak temperatures of tan ? temperature dispersion curve; a compounding amount of the filler per 100 parts by mass of the rubber component is 30 to 130 parts by mass; 30 mass % or more of the filler exists in the polymer phase with the lowest peak temperature of tan ? temperature dispersion curve; and the filler has an average aggregate area of 2100 nm2 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoki Higa, Kenji Nakatani
  • Patent number: 10519264
    Abstract: Polymer particle embolics and methods of making same are described. The particle embolics can be used as embolization agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Terumo Corporation
    Inventors: Steve Plotkin, Gregory M. Cruise, Edward Michael Keeley, Renee Yu, Clayton Harris
  • Patent number: 10511017
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to composites of hollow carbon nanospheres (HCNS) and a metal, a metalloid, an alloy, a compound thereof, or any combination of the foregoing, and the use of such composites for making ion storage materials, such as negative electrode active material for lithium ion batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: The George Washington University
    Inventors: Michael Wagner, Nathan Banek, Kevin Hays
  • Patent number: 10501655
    Abstract: An organic film forming composition having improved hygroscopic properties (e.g., moisture-adsorbing abilities) and an electronic apparatus including a cured product of the organic film forming composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wonmin Yun, Eungseok Park, Byoungduk Lee, Yunah Chung, Yoonhyeung Cho, Yongchan Ju
  • Patent number: 10495996
    Abstract: A toner composition includes toner particles having a resin and a colorant, the composition further including an infrared luminescent taggant disposed on the surface of the toner particles. A method of making a toner composition includes toner particles having a resin and a colorant, the composition further including an infrared luminescent taggant disposed on the surface of the toner particles, the method includes blending toner particles with a surface additive package that includes the infrared luminescent taggant. An article includes a printed image disposed on the article, the printed image made with a toner composition including toner particles having a resin and a colorant, the composition further including an infrared luminescent taggant disposed on the surface of the toner particles, the printed image allowing authentication of the article by infrared detection of the infrared luminescent taggant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu Qi, Jaclyn Janis, Eugene F. Young, Shigeng Li, Chieh-Min Cheng
  • Patent number: 10493431
    Abstract: A catalytic nanoparticle can include a nanodiamond core, a thin-layer polymeric film applied to an outer surface of the nanodiamond core, and a catalyst immobilized at an outer surface of the thin-layer polymeric film. The nanoparticles can also be used in connection with a transducer to form a sensor. A method of catalysis can include contacting the catalytic nanoparticle with a reactant in a reaction area. The reactant can be capable of forming a reaction product via a reaction catalyzed by the catalyst. The method of catalysis can also include facilitating a catalytic interaction between the catalytic nanoparticle and the reactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: University of Utah Research Foundation
    Inventors: Jennifer S. Shumaker-Parry, Arthur D. Quast
  • Patent number: 10483440
    Abstract: Quantum dot semiconductor nanoparticle compositions that incorporate ions such as zinc, aluminum, calcium, or magnesium into the quantum dot core have been found to be more stable to Ostwald ripening. A core-shell quantum dot may have a core of a semiconductor material that includes indium, magnesium, and phosphorus ions. Ions such as zinc, calcium, and/or aluminum may be included in addition to, or in place of, magnesium. The core may further include other ions, such as selenium, and/or sulfur. The core may be coated with one (or more) shells of semiconductor material. Example shell semiconductor materials include semiconductors containing zinc, sulfur, selenium, iron and/or oxygen ions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Nanoco Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Anthony Glarvey, James Harris, Steven Daniels, Nigel Pickett, Arun Narayanaswamy
  • Patent number: 10472429
    Abstract: A method according to the present invention for producing water absorbent resin powder is a method for producing water absorbent resin having a surface cross-linked structure, and includes: a polymerization step in which an unsaturated monomer aqueous solution is polymerized; a drying step in which a hydrogel cross-linked polymer obtained in the polymerization step is dried; a surface treatment step in which the hydrogel cross-linked polymer or a dried hydrogel cross-linked polymer is subjected to a surface treatment; and a sorting step, carried out after the drying step, in which a foreign matter included in a water absorbent resin is color-sorted from the water absorbent resin entirely or partially. As a result, it is possible to obtain a water absorbent resin which has high properties and is less likely to be colored. In this way, there is provided the water absorbent resin powder production method in which the color sorting technique is used to remove foreign matters from the water absorbent resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Kajikawa, Sumio Okuda, Kazumasa Konishi, Kunihiko Ishizaki
  • Patent number: 10468677
    Abstract: Provided is a spinel-type lithium-manganese-containing complex oxide that is related to a 5 V-class spinel, and with which output characteristics and charge-discharge cycle ability can be enhanced while suppressing gas generation. Proposed is a spinel-type lithium-manganese-containing complex oxide comprising at least Li, Mn, O, and two or more other elements, and having an operating potential of 4.5 V or more with respect to a metal Li reference potential, wherein: D50 is 0.5 to 9 ?m; a value of (|mode diameter?D50|/mode diameter)×100 is 0 to 25%; a value of (|mode diameter?D10|/mode diameter)×100 is 20 to 58%; a ratio of average primary particle diameter/D50, which is calculated from an average primary particle diameter calculated from a SEM image and the D50, is 0.20 to 0.99; and a primary particle is a polycrystal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyohei Yamaguchi, Tetsuya Mitsumoto, Hideaki Matsushima, Shinya Kagei
  • Patent number: 10456235
    Abstract: Injectable embolization particulates (e.g., particles, microstructures, beads) employed in embolization procedures, for facilitating blood vessel occlusion. Exemplary embolization particulates for occluding a blood vessel include a plurality of embolization beads, each bead having a plurality of outwardly protruding portions, wherein, upon a first one and a second one of the beads accumulating against a boundary of the blood vessel, protruding portions of the first bead are configured to intermesh with protruding portions of the second bead, so as to occlude the blood vessel. Also disclosed are compositions of embolization particulates including a plurality of shaped embolization beads, and methods for embolizing or occluding a blood vessel using embolization particulates or compositions thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: ACCURATE MEDICAL THERAPEUTICS LTD.
    Inventors: Michael Gabriel Tal, Eran Miller
  • Patent number: 10434491
    Abstract: Provided are a release resistant moisture absorbent being environment-friendly and having excellent moisture absorbency and release resistance, and a moisture absorbent product comprising the same. The release resistant moisture absorbent of the present invention has an excellent moisture absorption rate, and also excellent release resistance in a high temperature and low humidity condition which is a driving environment of an automobile lamp, and thus, may be usefully used for an automobile lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: DesiKhan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sin Jong Hyung, Min Jae Sung, Jong-Hyup Kim
  • Patent number: 10427939
    Abstract: The present invention provides method for producing a spherical aluminum nitride powder. In an embodiment, the method comprises mixing an Al precursor and a flux in a solvent to produce a mixed solution, spray-drying the mixed solution to form a spray-dried powder, mixing the spray-dried powder and a carbon-based material to form a mixture, heat treating the mixture in a nitrogen atmosphere to form a heat-treated compound, and decarbonizing the heat-treated compound in an air atmosphere, wherein the flux is at least one selected from the group consisting of Cu2O, TiO2, Bi2O3, and CuO, or a mixture of at least one selected from the group consisting of Cu2O, TiO2, Bi2O3, and CuO and at least one selected from the group consisting of CaF2 and Y2O3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Han Nah Jeong, Donghwan Kim, Shin Hee Jun, Myounghwan Oh, Haejong Jung, Sang Hun Cheong
  • Patent number: 10424786
    Abstract: The invention relates to a particulate material comprising a plurality of composite particles, wherein the composite particles comprise: (a) a porous carbon framework comprising micropores and mesopores having a total pore volume of at least 0.6 cm3/g and no more than 2 cm3/g, where the volume fraction of micropores is in the range from 0.5 to 0.9 and the volume fraction of pores having a pore diameter no more than 10 nm is at least 0.75, and the porous carbon framework has a D50 particle size of less than 20 ?m; (b) silicon located within the micropores and/or mesopores of the porous carbon framework in a defined amount relative to the volume of the micropores and/or mesopores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Nexeon Limited
    Inventors: Charles Mason, Richard Taylor, Christopher Michael Friend
  • Patent number: 10423088
    Abstract: An electrostatic charge image developing toner includes a styrene-acrylic resin and exhibits a z average molecular weight Mz of 80,000 to 400,000 and a molecular weight distribution curve satisfying Expression (1): 1.3?b/a?2.0, and an electrostatic charge image developing toner includes a styrene-acrylic resin, and exhibits a z average molecular weight Mz of 100,000 to 400,000 and a molecular weight distribution curve satisfying Expression (A): 0.75?(c+d)/(2×d)?0.95, wherein a, b, c and d are defined in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Sugawara, Sakiko Hirai, Yasuo Kadokura, Daisuke Tomita, Satoshi Miura
  • Patent number: 10415144
    Abstract: A method for the production of graphene oxide and/or graphite oxide nanoplatelet structures having a thickness of less than 100 nm in an electrochemical cell, the cell comprising: (a) a positive electrode that is graphitic; (b) a negative electrode that may be graphitic or another material; (c) an electrolyte including: (i) organic anions in a solvent; (ii) non-oxidant polyatomic anions in a solution; and/or (ii) polyatomic anions in a solvent wherein the electrolyte has a hydrogen ion concentration of <1×10?1 mol dm?3; wherein the method comprises the step of passing a current through the cell to intercalate the anions into the graphitic positive electrode so as to exfoliate the graphitic positive electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: The University of Manchester
    Inventors: Amr Abdelkader, Ian Kinloch, Robert Dryfe
  • Patent number: 10392262
    Abstract: A stannous oxide powder which has a high dissolution rate into various acid solutions such as a plating solution and is particularly suitable as a Sn supply material to a plating solution, and a method for producing the stannous oxide powder are provided. The stannous oxide powder is a particle body having a plurality of plate-like protrusions protruding outward, and has an average particle size in a range of 1 ?m to 15 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirotaka Hirano, Takuma Katase
  • Patent number: 10393315
    Abstract: A cellular structure may include a plurality of cells each having a twelve-cornered cross section. The twelve-cornered cross section may include twelve sides and twelve corners creating nine internal angles and three external angles. Each cell may include a plurality of longitudinal walls extending between a top and a bottom of the cell, the longitudinal walls intersecting to create corners of the cell. A structural component may include at least one wall surrounding a component interior space with a cellular structure having at least two cells positioned within the interior space. A sandwich structure may include first and second planar structures, and a cellular structure positioned between the first and second substantially planar structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Tau Tyan
  • Patent number: 10385449
    Abstract: A layer stack for growing graphene or carbon nanotubes (CNTs) is described. The layer stack comprises a substrate, a protective layer, and an attachment surface disposed therebetween. The protective layer is configured to allow carbon diffusion therethrough to the attachment surface, such that graphene or CNTs grow therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
    Inventors: Sembukuttiarachilage Ravi Silva, Muhammad Ahmad
  • Patent number: 10384372
    Abstract: Method for producing shaped polymeric microparticles of non-spherical shape, comprising the steps of: placing one or more microparticles of substantially spherical shape in a respective micro-cavity of a mold having the desired non-spherical shape; subjecting said microparticles to softening by exposure to a solvent or mixture of solvent/non-solvent, in the liquid or vapor state, adapted to plasticize the polymeric material constituting said microparticles, and possibly assisting the solvent plasticization process by heat treatment, not excluding the possibility, in less critical cases in terms of conservation of the microstructure, of carrying out heat treatment exclusively, at a temperature not exceeding 40% of the glass transition temperature of the polymer material; and removing said microparticles from the mold cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
    Inventors: Raffaele Vecchione, Renato De Alteriis, Paolo Antonio Netti
  • Patent number: 10372959
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the technical field of biometric identification, and in particular, a fingerprint identification apparatus. The fingerprint identification apparatus includes: a substrate, a sensing chip, a first covering layer, and a second covering layer; wherein the sensing chip is arranged on the substrate, the first covering layer is coated over the sensing chip, the second covering layer is coated on an upper surface of the first covering layer, and the second covering layer is an oleophobic and hydrophobic coating. In the fingerprint identification apparatus according to the embodiment of the present disclosure, a hydrophobic and oleophobic coating is arranged on the surface of the fingerprint identification apparatus, where the density of the hydrophobic components is increased and the hydrophobic as well as oleophobic capabilities are enhanced, and thus the fingerprint identification accuracy and fingerprint identification speed in a wet-finger use environment are improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Cai Gong, Lyu Hou, Wei Long
  • Patent number: 10369169
    Abstract: Pharmaceutical compositions for and methods of treating an animal, including a human, and methods of preparing such compositions. The pharmaceutical compositions contain crosslinked amine polymers and may be used, for example, to treat diseases or other metabolic conditions in which removal of protons and/or chloride ions from the gastrointestinal tract would provide physiological benefits such as normalizing serum bicarbonate concentrations and the blood pH in an animal, including a human.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: TRICIDA, INC.
    Inventors: Gerrit Klaerner, Eric F. Connor, Randi K. Gbur, Matthew J. Kade, Paul H. Kierstead, Jerry M. Buysse, Michael J. Cope, Kalpesh N. Biyani, Son H. Nguyen, Scott M. Tabakman
  • Patent number: 10364383
    Abstract: An abrasive grain is disclosed and may include a body. The body may define a length (l), a height (h), and a width (w). In a particular aspect, the length is greater than or equal to the height and the height is greater than or equal to the width. Further, in a particular aspect, the body may include a primary aspect ratio defined by the ratio of length:height of at least about 2:1. The body may also include an upright orientation probability of at least about 50%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Doruk O. Yener, Jennifer H. Czerepinski, Sujatha Iyengar, Michael D. Kavanaugh, Alan J. Brandes, Christopher Arcona, Ralph Bauer, Yves Boussant-Roux, Tracy H. Panzarella
  • Patent number: 10363268
    Abstract: Pharmaceutical compositions for and methods of treating an animal, including a human, and methods of preparing such compositions. The pharmaceutical compositions contain crosslinked amine polymers and may be used, for example, to treat diseases or other metabolic conditions in which removal of protons and/or chloride ions from the gastrointestinal tract would provide physiological benefits such as normalizing serum bicarbonate concentrations and the blood pH in an animal, including a human.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: TRICIDA, INC.
    Inventors: Gerrit Klaerner, Eric F. Connor, Randi K. Gbur, Matthew J. Kade, Paul H. Kierstead, Jerry M. Buysse, Michael J. Cope, Kalpesh N. Biyani, Son H. Nguyen, Scott M. Tabakman
  • Patent number: 10357991
    Abstract: A security article may include a substrate. The security article may include a layer of security ink. The layer of security ink may include a set of color-shifting interference particles. The security article may include a layer of magnetic color-shifting ink. The layer of magnetic color-shifting ink may include a set of magnetically aligned magnetic particles. A color-shifting property of the layer of security ink and a color-shifting property of the layer of magnetic color-shifting ink may have a threshold level of similarity to create a color matching effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: VIAVI Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimir P. Raksha, Cornelius Jan Delst
  • Patent number: 10351438
    Abstract: A stannous oxide powder which has a high dissolution rate into various acid solutions such as a plating solution and is particularly suitable as a Sn supply material to a plating solution, and a method for producing the stannous oxide powder are provided. The stannous oxide powder is a particle body having a plurality of plate-like protrusions protruding outward, and has an average particle size in a range of 1 ?m to 15 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirotaka Hirano, Takuma Katase
  • Patent number: 10347799
    Abstract: A stabilized quantum dot composite includes a plurality of luminescent semiconducting nanoparticles embedded in a matrix comprising an ionic metal oxide. A method of making a stabilized quantum dot composite includes forming a mixture comprising a plurality of luminescent semiconducting nanoparticles dispersed in an aqueous solution comprising an ionic metal oxide. The mixture is dried to form a stabilized quantum dot composite comprising the plurality of luminescent semiconducting nanoparticles embedded in a matrix comprising the ionic metal oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Lotito, Ryan Gresback, Ceri Griffiths, Paul Fini
  • Patent number: 10347909
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to the manufacture of a precursor co-precipitate material for a cathode active material composition. During manufacture of the precursor co-precipitate material, an aqueous solution containing at least one of a manganese sulfate and a cobalt sulfate is formed. Next, a NH4OH solution is added to the aqueous solution to form a particulate solution comprising irregular secondary particles of the precursor co-precipitate material. A constant pH in the range of 10-12 is also maintained in the particulate solution by adding a basic solution to the particulate solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hongli Dai, Christopher S. Johnson, Huiming Wu, John David Carter
  • Patent number: 10315184
    Abstract: A bead comprised of a matrix of at least 50 wt % adsorbent particles and a thermoplastic polymer or a blend of thermoplastic polymers, the thermoplastic polymer or blend of thermoplastic polymers exhibiting a Vicat softening temperature of at least 240° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour L'Etude Et L'Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Philippe A. Coignet, Dean W. Kratzer, Sudhir S. Kulkarni, Edgar S. Sanders, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10312514
    Abstract: A positive electrode active material for a lithium secondary battery includes a lithium transition metal complex oxide that has a spinel crystalline structure. This lithium transition metal complex oxide includes: manganese and nickel as main transition metal elements; titanium and iron as additive transition metal elements; and oxygen and fluorine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ryuta Sugiura
  • Patent number: 10300455
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a zeolite material in the form of FAU zeolite nanocrystal aggregates, to the method for preparing said material, to the zeolite agglomerates prepared from said material with a binder, and to the uses of said material and agglomerate as adsorbents for gas-phase or liquid-phase separation operations, and particularly in methods for separating gas or liquid flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Serge Nicolas, Guillaume Ortiz, Ludivine Bouvier, Cecile Lutz