Coated Patents (Class 428/403)
  • Patent number: 10301479
    Abstract: Coatings, coating compositions and coating suspensions that contain solar reflective and/or shielding components for use in coating substrates such as cellulosic fiberboard construction materials. The coatings may vary in color from pink to red or from yellow to orange depending on which colorant or solar reflective pigment is used or combinations of colorants and solar reflective pigments is used. Methods of making and using the coatings and coating compositions/suspensions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: BLUE RIDGE FIBERBOARD, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Hundley, Jr., Thomas S. Verrill, Larry E. Dooley, Mark Custer
  • Patent number: 10300022
    Abstract: Nanoparticle delivery systems for use in targeting biologically active agents to the central nervous system comprise a composition comprising (a) a nanoparticle comprising: (i) a core comprising a metal and/or a semiconductor; and (ii) a corona comprising a plurality of ligands covalently linked to the core, wherein said ligands comprise a carbohydrate, insulin and/or a glutathione; and (b) the at least one agent to be delivered to the CNS. Methods of treatment and diagnosing CNS disorders utilizing the nanoparticle delivery systems and related screening methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Midatech Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas Rademacher, David K. Male
  • Patent number: 10295467
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to materials and methods for creating and/or utilizing upconverting luminescence. More particularly, the invention relates to novel compositions (e.g., nanoparticles) and related methods of preparation and use that enable upconverting luminescence with an efficient excitation optimized at about 800 nm. A unique class of cascade sensitized tri-doped UCNPs with a biocompatible 800 nm excitable property are disclosed herein, for example, tri-doped ?-NaYF4:Nd,Yb,Er(Tm)/NaYF4 UCNPs, which employ Nd3+ as 800 nm photon sensitizer and Yb3+ as bridging ions, having strong green or blue upconversion emissions without photobleaching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: University of Massachusetts
    Inventors: Gang Han, Jie Shen
  • Patent number: 10276309
    Abstract: A dye-sensitized solar cell can include a plurality of a plasmon-forming nanostructures. The plasmon-forming nanostructures can include an oxide core, an inner metallic shell on a surface of the oxide core, and an outer oxide shell on a surface of the inner metallic shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Jifa Qi, Xiangnan Dang, Angela M. Belcher, Paula T. Hammond
  • Patent number: 10269402
    Abstract: A solid-state device configured to generate an electric signal indicative of a presence or an absence of a magnetic topological soliton is disclosed. The solid-state device includes a storage element configured to store a magnetic topological soliton. The storage element includes a topological insulator. The storage element also includes a magnetic strip arranged on the topological insulator. The solid-state device also includes a magnetic topological soliton detector configured to generate the electric signal indicative of the presence or the absence of the magnetic topological soliton in a detection region of the storage element. The magnetic topological soliton detector is adapted for detecting a spin-independent difference in tunneling amplitude, a difference in electrical resistance, or a difference in electrical conductivity through the topological insulator in the detection region due to the presence or the absence of the magnetic topological soliton in the detection region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignees: IMEC VZW, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, KU LEUVEN R&D
    Inventors: Dimitrios Andrikopoulos, Bart Soree
  • Patent number: 10258970
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide ferrite particles for supporting a catalyst having a small apparent density, various properties are maintained in a controllable state and a specified volume is filled with a small weight, and a catalyst using the ferrite particles for supporting a catalyst. To achieve the object, ferrite particles for supporting a catalyst provided with an outer shell structure containing Ti oxide, a catalyst using the ferrite particles for supporting a catalyst are employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: POWDERTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Aga, Takao Sugiura
  • Patent number: 10247861
    Abstract: A particularly-formed multi-layer micron-sized particle is provided that is substantially transparent, yet that exhibits selectable coloration based on its physical properties. The disclosed physical properties of the particle are controllably selectable refractive indices to provide an opaque-appearing energy transmissive material when pluralities of the particles are suspended in a substantially transparent matrix material. Multiply-layered (up to 30+ constituent layers) particles result in an overall particle diameter of less than 5 microns. The material suspensions render the particles deliverable as aspirated or aerosol compositions onto substrates to form layers that selectively scatter specific wavelengths of electromagnetic energy while allowing remaining wavelengths of the incident energy to pass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Clark D Boyd, Bradbury R Face, Jeffrey D Shepard
  • Patent number: 10239046
    Abstract: A fluffy nano-material and method of manufacture are described. At 2000× magnification the fluffy nanomaterial has the appearance of raw, uncarded wool, with individual fiber lengths ranging from approximately four microns to twenty microns. Powder-based nanocatalysts are dispersed in the fluffy nanomaterial. The production of fluffy nanomaterial typically involves flowing about 125 cc/min of organic vapor at a pressure of about 400 torr over powder-based nano-catalysts for a period of time that may range from approximately thirty minutes to twenty-four hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignees: Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC, UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Paul A. Menchhofer, Roland D. Seals, Jane Y. Howe, Wei Wang
  • Patent number: 10240018
    Abstract: A process for capturing or concentrating microorganisms for detection or assay comprises (a) providing a concentration device comprising a sintered porous polymer matrix comprising at least one concentration agent that comprises an amorphous metal silicate and that has a surface composition having a metal atom to silicon atom ratio of less than or equal to 0.5, as determined by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS); (b) providing a sample comprising at least one microorganism strain; and (c) contacting the concentration device with the sample such that at least a portion of the at least one microorganism strain is bound to or captured by the concentration device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Manjiri T. Kshirsagar, Andrew W. Rabins
  • Patent number: 10242788
    Abstract: The invention relates to anisotropic, reflective, magnetic flakes. In a liquid carrier and under influence of an external magnetic field, the flakes attract to one another side-by-side and form ribbons which provide higher reflectivity to a coating and may be used as a security feature for authentication of an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: VIAVI Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimir P. Raksha, Charles T. Markantes, Paul G. Coombs, Roger W. Phillips, Paul T. Kohlmann, Alberto Argoitia, Neil Teitelbaum
  • Patent number: 10229768
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing graphene, the method including: preparing a carrier member on which the graphene is formed on one surface thereof; exposing the graphene to dopant vapor to dope the graphene; transferring the doped graphene onto a target member; and removing the carrier member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: HANWHA AEROSPACE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jong-hyuk Yoon
  • Patent number: 10208428
    Abstract: A coated paper with enhanced properties and/or lower cost can be obtained by using a coating that contains a binder and stanchion-encapsulated titanium dioxide. The stanchion-encapsulated titanium dioxide can provide the same or similar brightness, gloss, and/or opacity while using less titanium dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: ENCAPSYS, LLC
    Inventors: Nianxi Yan, John Charles Debraal
  • Patent number: 10207919
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a hybrid nanoparticle comprising a metallic core and at least one lipophilic dendron attached to the surface of the metallic core, and methods of producing such hybrid nanoparticles. The present disclosure also relates to films containing the hybrid nanoparticles described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignees: Rhodia Operations, Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique, The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Bertrand Donnio, Davit Jishkariani, Benjamin Diroll, Lawrence Alan Hough, Christopher Murray, Matteo Cargnello, Ludivine Malassis
  • Patent number: 10196319
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide for nanofertilizers having at least one plant nutrient coated onto a metal nanoparticle. Some embodiments provide for a method of making a nanofertilizer including providing a metal nanoparticle and coating the metal nanoparticle with at least one plant nutrient or precursor thereof. In some embodiments, a method of making a nanofertilizer may include mixing a metal salt and a plant nutrient in an aqueous medium to form a solution and adding a reducing agent to the solution to form a coated metal nanoparticle. Some embodiments provide for a boron nanofertilizer and methods of making the same. Some embodiments provide for a method of treating a plant nutrient deficiency, such as, for example, a boron deficiency. Some embodiments also provide for a kit for making a plant nutrient coated nanoparticle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTA
    Inventor: Nilanjan Deb
  • Patent number: 10195820
    Abstract: An article includes a substrate including a bonding surface area, a first adhesive disposed on the bonding surface area in a first discrete pattern, the first adhesive comprising a hot melt adhesive, and a second adhesive disposed on the bonding surface area in a second discrete pattern that is complementary to the first discrete pattern, wherein the first discrete pattern comprises about 1% to about 25% of the bonding surface area and the second discrete pattern comprises a balance of the bonding surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: IFS Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Zaddack, Joel Snyder, Andrew Michael Kawaja, William L. Bunnelle
  • Patent number: 10179178
    Abstract: Provided is a nanoparticulate composite with two layers. One of the layers comprises one or more metals, which are a paramagnetic metal, a ferromagnetic metal, or a superparamagnetic metal. This layer also contains one or more suitable dopants. The other layer comprises one or more metals of gadolinium, manganese (II), and iron (III), in the form of an oxide or a fluoride. This layer may contain one or more lanthanide dopants. The nanoparticulate composite may be used as a contrast agent, in particular in magnetic resonance imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: NANYANG TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Thatt Yang Timothy Tan, Yan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10175170
    Abstract: Core-shell nanoparticles comprises a phosphorescent core and metal shell comprising at least two metals The phosphorescent core may comprise an up converting phosphor. The phosphorescent core may comprise a trivalent rare earth cation. The phosphorescent core further may comprise a monovalent alkali metal. The phosphorescent core may optionally comprises a second and also optionally a third trivalent rare earth cation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Ian M. Kennedy, Sudheendra Lakshmana
  • Patent number: 10166810
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of the protection of value documents and value commercial goods against counterfeit and illegal reproduction. In particular, the present invention relates to security threads or stripes to be incorporated into or onto security documents. The security threads or stripes comprise i) an optically variable layer; ii) a magnetic code; and iii) a non-metallized substrate, wherein the magnetic code has a color matching the color impression of the optically variable layer at one viewing angle and wherein the optically variable layer and the magnetic code are jointly visible from one side of the security thread or stripe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: SICPA HOLDING SA
    Inventors: Raynald Demange, Dominique Favre, Gebhard Ritter, Jessica Kruegger, Pierre Degott
  • Patent number: 10131791
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the domain of mineral filler treatment processes. The process for the preparation of a treated mineral filler product comprises the following steps: (a) treating at least one dry mineral filler with at least one Group II or Group III salt of a C8 to C24 aliphatic monocarboxylic acid to produce an intermediate mineral filler product; followed by (b) treating the intermediate mineral filler product of step (a) with at least one C8 to C24 aliphatic monocarboxylic acid to produce a treated mineral filler product. Applications in particular to prepare treated mineral filler products (such as Ca carbonate) to be used in plastic applications such as in polypropylene (PP)- or polyethylene (PE)-based breathable or extrusion coating film applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Patrick A. C. Gane, Matthias Buri, René Burkhalter
  • Patent number: 10131762
    Abstract: To solve the problem of providing a black iron oxide that can yield sufficient blackness, opacifying effect and covering ability even if it is only added in a small amount for use with cosmetic materials, the invention provides a black iron oxide with a high tinting strength having an octahedral shape, a specific surface in a range of 8.0 to 20.0 m2/g, and a particle surface coated with a layer containing one type or two or more types of inorganic compounds, wherein an L*value of a color on reduction is 31.0 or lower and a b*value of a color on reduction is 1.5 or lower, a production method thereof, and cosmetic materials that incorporate the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: TITAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akira Nakamura, Masayasu Morishita, Hiroaki Uchida
  • Patent number: 10086358
    Abstract: The present invention lies in the fields of chemistry and nanotechnology and describes a nanocomposite to be used in the recovery of several compounds from inorganic or organic medium. Specifically, the invention presents a nanocomposite consisting of magnetic nanoparticles composed of Fe3O4 associated to an activated charcoal adsorbent substrate, a process to obtain and methods of use of the nanocomposite. The present invention enables the processing, concentration and recovery of large volumes of contaminated water, regenerating magnetic adsorbent material for reuse, in a cyclic and sustainable manner, transforming dispersed/diluted pollutants in pre-concentrates that can be easily processed, helping to conserve natural resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignees: PETROLEO BRASILEIRO S.A.-PETROBRAS, Universidade de Sao Paulo-USP
    Inventors: Koiti Araki, Ulisses Condomitti Epamino, Alceu Totti Silveira Junior, Sergio Hiroshi Toma, Henrique Eisi Toma
  • Patent number: 10081546
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a nano-diamond, a method of manufacturing the same, and a nano-fluid using the same. The nano-diamond is prepared to comprise functional group represented by the following Chemical Formula 1 that is introduced onto a surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Kyong Hwa Song, Sung Wook Na, Jinhyeok Cha, Hunwoo Park, In Woong Lyo
  • Patent number: 10071174
    Abstract: Radiopaque bismuth particles and methods of making and using the radiopaque bismuth particles are disclosed. The radiopaque bismuth particles include an elemental bismuth core and an outer coating comprising one or more coating agents. Disclosed radiopaque bismuth particles are suitable for use in surgical sponges and plastic objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Portland State University
    Inventors: Andrea Goforth, Anna Brown
  • Patent number: 10067139
    Abstract: Polymer nanoparticles and related methods include polymer dots having a coating including a polyelectrolyte polymer. The polymer dots can have a polyelectrolyte coating that can improve colloidal stability of the particles as compared to polymer dots not having the coating. A method of preparing a population of nanoparticles. The methods can include, e.g., providing the population of nanoparticles having a condensed semiconducting polymer; and combining, in a first aqueous solution comprising polyelectrolytes, the population of nanoparticles having the condensed semiconducting polymer to form a population of nanoparticles having a polyelectrolyte coating surrounding the condensed semiconducting polymer of each of the nanoparticles in the population. The methods can include a step of forming the condensed semiconducting polymer using nanoprecipitation or miniemulsion techniques. The polyelectrolyte coating can completely surround the condensed semiconducting polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: University of Washington through its Center for Commercialization
    Inventors: Daniel T. Chiu, Yuhui Jin, Fangmao Ye, Changfeng Wu, Yang-Hsiang Chan
  • Patent number: 10064793
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of making silver nanoparticles using an ascorbic acid derivative or an alpha-hydroxyl carboxylic acid derivative as a reducing agent. The silver nanoparticles may be coated onto micro particles, embedded in hydrogel particles or coated with polysaccharide. The silver nanoparticles may be used in a wound dressing, a bandage, a fungal treatment product, a deodorant, a floss product, a toothpick, a dietary supplement, dental X-ray, a mouthwash, a toothpaste, acne or wound treatment product, skin scrub, and skin defoliate agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: STELO TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Jingwu Zhang, Catherine Shachaf
  • Patent number: 10067265
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a semi-transparent reflector may include a multilayered photonic structure. The multilayered photonic structure includes a plurality of coating layers of high index dielectric material and a plurality of coating layers of low index dielectric material. The plurality of coating layers of high index dielectric material and the plurality of coating layers of low index dielectric material of the multilayered photonic structure are arranged in an [LH . . . (LH)N . . . L] structure. L is one of the plurality of coating layers of low index dielectric material. H is one of the plurality of coating layers of high index dielectric material. N is a positive integer. The multilayered photonic structure has substantially constant reflectance values for wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation in a visible spectrum over a range of angles of incidence of the electromagnetic radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Alan Grayson, Debasish Banerjee, Masahiko Ishii
  • Patent number: 10056505
    Abstract: A composition comprising a plurality of coated metal particles with a metal core surrounded by nested shells formed by an electrically conductive layer and by a barrier layer, at least one of the shells being formed by electroless plating. The invention also comprises a method of producing such compositions as well as the use of the composition in, for example, crystalline-silicon solar cell devices having contact structures formed on one or more surfaces of a solar cell device, such as those used in back contact solar cell devices or emitter wrap through (EWT) solar cell devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Inkron Ltd
    Inventor: Juha Rantala
  • Patent number: 10048268
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a latex particle for a measurement reagent with which highly sensitive measurement can be performed even in measuring a measurement sample containing a test substance in a dilute concentration. The preset invention relates to a latex particle for a measurement reagent including a copolymer obtained by copolymerizing a monomer mixture containing the following polymerizable monomers (a) to (c): (a) a polymerizable monomer having a phenyl group; (b) a polymerizable monomer having a phenyl group and a sulfonate; and (c) a polymerizable monomer having a naphthyl group, in an aqueous medium containing 7.5 to 25% by weight of C1-4 alcohol without using a surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SEKISUI MEDICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichiro Kitahara, Yuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10047280
    Abstract: A composite having a solid particulate and a surface modifying treatment agent on the solid particulate wherein the surface modifying treatment agent has a hydrophobic tail and an anchor for adhering the hydrophobic tail onto the solid particulate. The anchor is an organophosphorus acid derivative. The composite may be used as a proppant in a hydraulic fracturing operation as well as a sand control particulate in a gravel packing operation. The presence of the surface modifying treatment agent on the surface of the solid particulate reduces the generation of fines and dust as well as the migration of sand during a hydraulic fracturing operation or a sand control operation. The presence of the surface modifying treatment agent on the surface of the solid particulate further enhances the crush resistance of the solid particulate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Terry D. Monroe, Brian B. Beall, Naima Bestaoui-Spurr, Sumit Bhaduri, Kimberly Lant, Hoang Le, Qi Qu
  • Patent number: 10044003
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a metal encapsulant having good heat dissipation properties, a method of manufacturing same, and a flexible electronic device encapsulated in said metal encapsulant, and particularly, to a metal encapsulant having excellent flexibility, moisture resistance, workability, and heat dissipation properties by forming a coating layer including a metal graphite composite on one surface thereof, to a method of manufacturing same, and a flexible electronic device encapsulated in said metal encapsulant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: POSCO
    Inventors: Young-Jun Park, Kyoung-Bo Kim, Moo-Jin Kim, Soo-Cherl Lee, Jae-Ryung Lee
  • Patent number: 10017688
    Abstract: Proppant materials, and methods for making proppant materials, are provided. In one embodiment, the proppant material comprises a substrate material, a polymeric material disposed on the substrate material, a surface wettability modifier disposed on the polymeric material, and a surfactant material disposed on the surface wettability modifier. A consolidation material may also be disposed on the polymeric material or formed as part of the polymeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: HEXION INC.
    Inventors: John W. Green, Silje V. Nordas, Mark D. Leatherman
  • Patent number: 10016765
    Abstract: A method for advancing a non-magnetically responsive functional agent includes steps (a) and (b). In step (a), a magnetically responsive agent construct at a target site is subjected to a homogeneous static magnetic field such that magnetically responsive micro particles are aligned to obtain a magnetic chain while the non-magnetically responsive functional agent is separated and discrete from the magnetic chain. In step (b), the magnetic chain is subjected to a rotational magnetic field to cause repeating breaking up and reformation of the magnetic chain such that the non-magnetically responsive functional agent is displaced to a predetermined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: National Chiao Tung University
    Inventors: Ching-Yao Chen, Yan-Hom Li, Ren-Chiuan Shiu
  • Patent number: 10006908
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward core-shell nanoparticles, each comprising a ligand-capped metal shell surrounding a plurality of discrete, nonconcentric, metal-containing cores. Methods of making and using these nanoparticles are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: The Research Foundation for the State University of New York
    Inventors: Chuan-Jian Zhong, Hye-Young Park
  • Patent number: 9991016
    Abstract: Surface-modified carbon hybrid particles may be characterized by a high surface area and a high mesopore content. Surface-modified carbon hybrid particles may be in agglomerated form. Surface-modified carbon hybrid particles may be used, for example, as conductive additives. Dispersions of such compounds in a liquid medium in the presence of a surfactant may be used, for example, as conductive coatings. Polymer compounds filled with the surface-modified carbon hybrid particles may be formed. Surface-modified carbon hybrid particles may be used, for example, as carbon supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Imerys Graphite & Carbon Switzerland Ltd.
    Inventors: Dario Cericola, Giovanni Juri, Simone Zürcher, Michael E. Spahr
  • Patent number: 9980933
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of treating subjects having conditions related to angiogenesis including administering an effective amount of a polymeric form of thyroid hormone, or an antagonist thereof, to promote or inhibit angiogenesis in the subject. Compositions of the polymeric forms of thyroid hormone, or thyroid hormone analogs, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: NANOPHARMACEUTICALS LLC
    Inventors: Shaker A. Mousa, Faith B. Davis, Paul J. Davis
  • Patent number: 9975970
    Abstract: Spacer particles for a resin composition layer have a compressive strength at 10% compressive deformation (10% compressive strength) at room temperature (rt) of 0.05 to 10 MPa, have a rate of change in 10% compressive strength-by a temperature change from rt to 50° C. of 5% or less or have a rate of change in 10% compressive strength by a temperature change from ?20° C. to rt of 30% or less, and have a volume average particle diameter of 2 to 200 ?m and a coefficient of variation in particle diameter of 15% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Sekisui Plastics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Harada, Tomoyuki Takahashi, Fumitaka Ishimori
  • Patent number: 9976075
    Abstract: An aqueous slurry composition for use in industries such as the petroleum and pipeline industries includes a particulate, an aqueous liquid and a chemical compound that renders the particulate surface extremely hydrophobic. The slurry is produced by rendering the surface of the particulate extremely hydrophobic during or before making the slurry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventor: Kewei Zhang
  • Patent number: 9962337
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for forming a substance with a superstructure and a process for forming Janus particles. The novel application of the substance with the superstructure and the Janus particles are also disclosed in the present invention. The substance with the superstructure comprises vesicle and hydrogel. The vesicle and hydrogel are prepared in a solution with different ionic strength range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Huan-Tsung Chang, Tzu-Heng Chen, Arun Prakash Periasamy
  • Patent number: 9960420
    Abstract: A method for making a lithium-sulfur battery cathode material includes steps of providing a carbon nanotube source; providing sulfur and a first solvent; adding the carbon nanotube source and the sulfur into the first solvent, and ultrasonically agitating the first solvent to form a first suspension. A second solvent is added during an agitation process to form a second suspension and the first solvent and the second solvent are removed from the second suspension. The present disclosure also relates to a lithium-sulfur battery cathode material obtained by the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Li Sun, Jia-Ping Wang, Kai-Li Jiang, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 9941510
    Abstract: An electrode material is provided in which a carbon coating film containing an ion-conductive material is formed on surfaces of electrode-active material particles, and at least a portion of a surface of the ion-conductive material is exposed without being coated with the carbon coating film or the ion-conductive material is surrounded by the carbon coating film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO OSAKA CEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takao Kitagawa, Tetsuya Nakabeppu
  • Patent number: 9919927
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the present disclosure pertains to methods of making graphene quantum dots from a carbon source (e.g., coal, coke, and combinations thereof) by exposing the carbon source to an oxidant. In some embodiments, the methods of the present disclosure further comprise a step of separating the formed graphene quantum dots from the oxidant. In some embodiments, the methods of the present disclosure further comprise a step of reducing the formed graphene quantum dots. In some embodiments, the methods of the present disclosure further comprise a step of enhancing a quantum yield of the graphene quantum dots. In further embodiments, the methods of the present disclosure also include a step of controlling the diameter of the formed graphene quantum dots by selecting the carbon source. In some embodiments, the formed graphene quantum dots comprise oxygen addends or amorphous carbon addends on their edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: WILLIAM MARSH RICE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: James M. Tour, Ruquan Ye, Changsheng Xiang, Jian Lin, Zhiwei Peng, Gabriel Ceriotti
  • Patent number: 9903821
    Abstract: Coated mesoflower are described including: a metallic mesoflower core having a first surface and including at least one protrusion terminating in a tip; a non-metallic coating covering and substantially conformal to the first surface, thereby creating an outer surface of the coated mesoflower; and a marker material having an optical property that is enhanced in the presence of the coated mesoflower. Coated hollow mesoflowers that do not have the metallic mesoflower core are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MADRAS
    Inventors: Pradeep Thalappil, Sajanlal Panikkanvalappil Ravindranathan
  • Patent number: 9891380
    Abstract: A deep-UV optical circuit includes a laser emitting light wavelengths (?) below 250 nm. The circuit also includes a graphene optical cable formed of an optic core formed of a gas or vacuum having an index of refraction ranging between 1.000 and 1.002 and a cladding layer formed of a graphene cylinder made of a contiguous lattice of covalently-bonded carbon atoms surrounding the optic core. The circuit also includes an optical detector circuit configured to detect the light. The graphene optical cable optically couples the laser to the optical detector circuit, where the optical cable transmits light wavelengths (?) below 250 nm as graphene has an index of refraction less than 1 for light wavelengths (?) below 250 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventor: Tyson York Winarski
  • Patent number: 9885001
    Abstract: Fuel additive compositions include a plurality of metal nanoparticles and a carrier that is dispersible in a hydrocarbon fuel. The metal nanoparticles can be spherical-shaped and/or coral-shaped metal nanoparticles. The carrier can be liquid, gel or solid and can be readily miscible or soluble in a hydrocarbon fuel such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, or fuel oil. The carrier can be a solid carrier configured to allow the hydrocarbon fuel to dissolve the solid carrier in order to release and disperse the metal nanoparticles within the hydrocarbon fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: ATTOSTAT, INC.
    Inventor: William Harold Niedermeyer
  • Patent number: 9871259
    Abstract: Provided is a method of making a composite ceramic material for a fuel cell. The composite ceramic material for the fuel cell forms a cored structure where perovskite ceramic particles having a small particle diameter surround lanthanum cobaltite particles having a large particle diameter. Lanthanum cobaltite is added as a starting material in a process of synthesizing the perovskite ceramic particles. The composite ceramic material for the fuel cell made according to this method improves an electric connection characteristic between a separation plate and a polar plate of the fuel cell, and is chemically and mechanically stable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: POSCO
    Inventors: Sang-Moo Han, Do-Hyeong Kim, Joong-Hwan Jun
  • Patent number: 9868640
    Abstract: A graphene dot structure and a method of manufacturing the same. The graphene dot structure includes a core including a semiconductor material; and a graphene shell formed on the surface of the core. The graphene dot structure may form a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eun-kyung Lee, Byoung-lyong Choi, Jae-hyun Lee, Dong-mok Whang
  • Patent number: 9861958
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a cerium-containing nano-coating composition, the composition including an amorphous matrix including one or more of cerium oxide, cerium hydroxide, and cerium phosphate; and crystalline regions including one or more of crystalline cerium oxide, crystalline cerium hydroxide, and crystalline cerium phosphate. The diameter of each crystalline region is less than about 50 nanometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: The Curators of The University of Missouri
    Inventors: Matthew J. O'Keefe, Carlos E. Castano Londono, William G. Fahrenholtz
  • Patent number: 9847526
    Abstract: According to the present invention, there are provided lithium titanate particles which exhibit an excellent initial discharge capacity and an enhanced high-efficiency discharge capacity retention rate as an active substance for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary batteries and a process for producing the lithium titanate particles, and Mg-containing lithium titanate particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: TODA KOGYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akinori Yamamoto, Tomoko Okita, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Kohji Mori, Kazumichi Koga, Akihisa Kajiyama
  • Patent number: 9840660
    Abstract: Methods including preparing a treatment fluid comprising an aqueous base fluid, a gelling agent, and crosslinker-coated particulates, wherein the crosslinker-coated particulates are formed by at least partially coating a particulate with a stabilizing agent, and at least partially coating the particulate with a first crosslinking agent atop the stabilizing agent, wherein the stabilizing agent imparts a hydrophobic nature to the particulate when the stabilizing agent is at least partially coated onto the particulate; introducing the treatment fluid into a subterranean formation, and reacting the first crosslinking agent with the gelling agent in the treatment fluid so as to crosslink the gelling agent and suspend the crosslinker-coated particulates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Prashant D. Chopade, Philip D. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9834685
    Abstract: The invention provides metal powder constituted from metal particles. Each of the metal particles comprises a base particle having a surface and a metal material constituting at least the surface of the base particle. The base particle is subjected to a surface treatment with a fluorine type phosphoric acid ester. Further, the invention also provides an ultraviolet ray curable ink jet composition to be ejected by using an ink jet method. The ultraviolet ray curable ink jet composition comprises a polymerizable compound and metal powder constituted from metal particles. The metal particles of the metal powder are subjected to a surface treatment with a fluorine type phosphoric acid ester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Naoyuki Toyoda, Masaya Shibatani, Hidekazu Moriyama, Minoru Yamada, Taketoshi Kagose, Toshiyuki Kobayashi, Tomohiro Ogawa, Masaru Terada, Homare Kuribayashi, Koki Hirata