Coated Patents (Class 428/403)
  • Patent number: 11001506
    Abstract: The method of producing lithium titanate anode material for lithium ion battery applications is comprising of: a) mixing of mixed phase having 60-80% anatase and 20-40% rutile of TiO2 as titanium precursor with Li2CO3 as lithium precursor in a stoichiometric ratio of 5:4 and adding with 2 to 5% stearic acid as process control agent as well as carbon precursor; b) milling in horizontal attrition milling unit maintained with the ball to powder ratio of 10:1-12:1 at 250-500 rpm for 0.5 to 2 hrs c) repeating the milling for 40 to 48 times; d) palletisation of the milled powder to a diameter of 30-35 mm under a pressure of 0.5-1 ton; e) annealing under inert atmosphere at a temperature of 700-900° C. for a period of 2-12 hrs; and f) grinding the resultant annealed composite powder to a fine powder. Resultant powder has shown excellent electrochemical properties in terms of charge-discharge, cyclic-stability and rate capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL ADVANCED RESEARCH CENTRE FOR POWDER METALLURGY AND NEW MATERIALS (ARCI)
    Inventors: Srinivasan Anandan, Parakandy Muzhikara Pratheeksha, Ravula Vijay, Tata Narasinga Rao
  • Patent number: 10982065
    Abstract: An optical film including: a film base material; and a matte layer formed on one surface of the film base material, wherein the matte layer is formed from a resin composition containing a polyol resin (A), an isocyanate-based curing agent (B) and an antistatic agent having a hydroxyl group (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Genki Harada, Kenji Muneuchi, Hayato Ida
  • Patent number: 10975297
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a method for quantum dots ligand exchanges and an apparatus of the same. The method includes providing a first ligand modified quantum dot, a second ligand and a first polymer. The method includes mixing the first ligand modified quantum dot, the second ligand and the first polymer in a solvent to perform the first ligand exchange, so as to obtain a second modified quantum dot. The first polymer contains a first functional group, which can have a first reaction with the first ligand, but do not react with the second ligand under the same conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wenhai Mei
  • Patent number: 10974959
    Abstract: Variations provide a metamaterial comprising a plurality of metamaterial repeat units containing a surface-patterned nanoparticle or microparticle that is coated with a metal in a surface pattern. The surface-patterned particle may include a dielectric material or a semiconductor material partially or fully coated with metal(s). In some embodiments, the surface-patterned particles are split ring resonators. Some variations provide a method of making a metamaterial, the method comprising: metallizing surfaces of particles, wherein particles are coated with metal(s) in a surface pattern; dispersing surface-patterned particles in a liquid solution at a starting pH; introducing a triggerable pH-control substance capable of generating an acid or base; and triggering the pH-control substance to generate an acid or base, thereby adjusting the solution pH to a titrated pH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher S. Roper, Adam F. Gross, Shanying Cui
  • Patent number: 10975299
    Abstract: Disclosed are a semiconductor nanocrystal particle including indium (In), zinc (Zn), and phosphorus (P), wherein a mole ratio of the zinc relative to the indium is greater than or equal to about 25:1, and the semiconductor nanocrystal particle includes a core including a first semiconductor material including indium, zinc, and phosphorus and a shell disposed on the core and including a second semiconductor material including zinc and sulfur, a method of producing the same, and an electronic device including the same. The semiconductor nanocrystal particle emits blue light having a maximum peak emission at a wavelength of less than or equal to about 470 nanometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tae Hyung Kim, Hyun A Kang, Eun Joo Jang, Dae Young Chung
  • Patent number: 10976561
    Abstract: An optical device includes a reflector layer having a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface; a third surface, and a fourth surface opposite the third surface; and a first selective light modulator layer external to the first surface of the reflector layer; in which at least one of the third surface and the fourth surface includes an azimuthal modulator layer. A method of making an optical device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: VIAVI SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Jaroslaw Zieba, Johannes P. Seydel
  • Patent number: 10971279
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a high thermal conductive hybrid film includes steps as follows. A graphene oxide solution including a plurality of graphene oxides is prepared. A nano-particle solution including a plurality of nano initial hybrid structures is prepared. A mixing process is provided, wherein the mixing process is for mixing the graphene oxide solution and the nano-particle solution to obtain a mixing solution. A preliminary-film forming process is provided, wherein the preliminary-film forming process is for filtrating the mixing solution and then remaining a mixture of the graphene oxides and the nano initial hybrid structures to form a preliminary film. A heating process is provided, wherein the heating process is for heating the preliminary-film to reduce the graphene oxides as a plurality of reduced graphene oxides and convert the nano initial hybrid structures into a plurality of nano hybrid structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Nyan-Hwa Tai, Hui-Ching Yuan
  • Patent number: 10961444
    Abstract: A composite for controlling the release of a well treatment agent or for inhibiting or preventing the formation of contaminants into a fluid or a surface within a reservoir contains a well treatment agent immobilized on a surface of the support or into the pores of a porous support. The composite is at least partially coated with an organic polymer or inorganic material. The composite exhibits sufficient strength for the composite to be used as a proppant or in conjunction with a proppant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations LLC
    Inventors: Naima Bestaoui-Spurr, Marty J. Usie, Frances H. DeBenedictis
  • Patent number: 10954440
    Abstract: A quantum dot including: a core including a first semiconductor nanocrystal material including zinc, tellurium, and selenium; and a semiconductor nanocrystal shell disposed on the core, the semiconductor nanocrystal shell including zinc, selenium, and sulfur, wherein the quantum dot does not include cadmium, and in the quantum dot, a mole ratio of the sulfur with respect to the selenium is less than or equal to about 2.4:1. A production method of the quantum dot and an electronic device including the same are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuho Won, Sung Woo Kim, Jin A Kim, Jeong Hee Lee, Tae Hyung Kim, Eun Joo Jang
  • Patent number: 10954441
    Abstract: A quantum dot includes a core including a first semiconductor nanocrystal material including zinc, tellurium, and selenium; and a semiconductor nanocrystal shell disposed on (e.g., directly on) the core and including zinc, selenium, and sulfur, wherein the quantum dot does not include cadmium, wherein a size of the quantum dot is greater than or equal to about 10 nanometers (nm) and the quantum dot includes at least four protrusions. A production method thereof and an electronic device including the same are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tae Hyung Kim, Jeong Hee Lee, Sung Woo Kim, Jin A Kim, Yuho Won, Eun Joo Jang
  • Patent number: 10953042
    Abstract: Disclosed are vanadyl complexes of Formula 1, Formula 2, and Formula 3, wherein R1, R2, and R are defined as in the description. The pharmaceutical compositions containing these complexes and uses of the complexes for treatment of Diabetes Mellitus, such as Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: The University of Trinidad and Tobago
    Inventors: Varma Rambaran, Saumya S. Mani
  • Patent number: 10950860
    Abstract: A graphite material for a negative electrode of a lithium ion secondary cell disclosed herein is substantially configured of a graphite particle in which defects enabling intercalation/deintercalation of lithium ions have been formed on a basal plane and which includes a calcium (Ca) component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Takeda, Hideaki Oka, Norihiko Setoyama, Yasuhito Kondo
  • Patent number: 10937592
    Abstract: A conductive powder for an internal electrode includes a metal particle and a graphene oxide disposed on at least a portion of a surface of the metal particle. A content of the graphene oxide is less than 1.0 weight percent, based on a weight of the metal particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Hee Kim, Seok Kyoon Woo, Won Hee Yoo, Ji Hong Jo
  • Patent number: 10919192
    Abstract: Methods provide for creating a three-dimensional random fiber orientation in a composite component. According to embodiments described herein, narrow flakes are created from a unidirectional composite fiber tape and poured into a reservoir of a mold, creating a three-dimensional random fiber orientation of the narrow flakes within the reservoir. At least a majority of the narrow flakes have an aspect ratio of length to width of at least 6:1. The narrow flakes are heated and compressed to fill the mold and create the composite component. The three-dimensional random fiber orientation of the narrow flakes within the reservoir is maintained as the narrow flakes are pushed through the mold, creating consistent, uniform strength characteristics throughout the resulting composite component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Edward McMurray Fisher, Jr., Dennis Lynn Coad, Brian Allen Carter, Glenn David Hardin, Jon Paul Thurber, Douglas Eugene Bailey
  • Patent number: 10919191
    Abstract: Methods provide for creating a three-dimensional random fiber orientation in a composite component. According to embodiments described herein, narrow flakes are created from a unidirectional composite fiber tape and poured into a reservoir of a mold, creating a three-dimensional random fiber orientation of the narrow flakes within the reservoir. At least a majority of the narrow flakes have an aspect ratio of length to width of at least 6:1. The narrow flakes are heated and compressed to fill the mold and create the composite component. The three-dimensional random fiber orientation of the narrow flakes within the reservoir is maintained as the narrow flakes are pushed through the mold, creating consistent, uniform strength characteristics throughout the resulting composite component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Edward McMurray Fisher, Jr., Dennis Lynn Coad, Brian Allen Carter, Glenn David Hardin, Jon Paul Thurber, Douglas Eugene Bailey
  • Patent number: 10908078
    Abstract: An infrared ray radiated from a region of a surface of an object to which a coating film (20) of a coating material is provided is detected by an infrared sensor (42). The coating film (20) includes a porous ceramic particle (22) and a binder (24), and the ceramic particle (22) includes a compound represented by a compositional formula of any of AaRbAlcO4, AaRbGacO4, Rx, AlyO12, and RxGayO12. Here, A is one or more elements selected from a group consisting of Ca, Sr, and Ba, and R is one or more elements selected from a group consisting of rare earth elements. Also, a is equal to or greater than 0.9 and equal to or less than 1.1, b is equal to or greater than 0.9 and equal to or less than 1.1, c is equal to or greater than 0.9 and equal to or less than 1.1, x is equal to or greater than 2.9 and equal to or less than 3.1, and y is equal to or greater than 4.9 and equal to or less than 5.1. A porosity of the ceramic particle (22) is equal to or greater than 20% and equal to or less than 40%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akinobu Shibuya
  • Patent number: 10877187
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a hydrophobic mirror. The hydrophobic mirror includes a support; a mirror body set in the support; and a hydrophobic film located on a surface of the mirror body. The hydrophobic film comprises a flexible substrate and a hydrophobic layer. The flexible substrate comprises a flexible base and a patterned first bulge layer located on a surface of the flexible base. The hydrophobic layer located on the surface of the patterned first bulge layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuan-Hao Jin, Qun-Qing Li, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 10865268
    Abstract: A method for preparing a wear-resistant hybrid, includes (A) providing nano-silica with hydroxyl groups on its surface to react with an isocyanate-based silane to form silica with silyl groups; (B) subjecting the silica with silyl groups to a hydrolytic condensation reaction by using a sol-gel technology to form highly bifurcated Si-HB nanoparticles with hydroxyl groups; (C) providing a diisocyanate to react with a polyol to form a urethane pre-polymer; and (D) subjecting the Si-HB nanoparticles with hydroxyl groups to an addition reaction with the urethane pre-polymer and with a chain-extending reagent to form a hybrid of Si-polyurethane (PU/Si-HB), whereby a wear-resistant hybrid of Si-polyurethane is prepared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Chang-Lun Lee, Bei-Huw Shen, Chih-Chia Chen, Wen-Yen Hsieh, Chin-Lung Chiang
  • Patent number: 10868222
    Abstract: Provided is a method of manufacturing gallium nitride quantum dots. The method includes the steps of: preparing a gallium precursor solution by heating a mixture prepared by dissolving a gallium halide and an organic ligand in a solvent; heating the gallium precursor solution to obtain a heated gallium precursor solution; hot-injecting a nitrogen precursor into the heated gallium precursor solution at a heating temperature to produce gallium nitride; growing the gallium nitride while maintaining the heating temperature, thereby producing a growth-completed gallium nitride; and cooling a solution including the growth-completed gallium nitride to produce gallium nitride quantum dots in a colloid state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignees: LG Display Co., Ltd., Korea University Research and Business Foundation
    Inventors: Kiseok Chang, Kwang Seob Jeong, Yunchang Choi, Jihwan Jung, JeongMin Moon, SoonShin Jung
  • Patent number: 10851291
    Abstract: Disclosed are coated particles. The coated particles include substrate particles and a coating disposed over at least a portion of the substrate particles. The coating includes a condensation reaction product of a reaction mixture that includes a liquid isocyanate-functional component and an isocyanate-reactive composition. Also disclosed are methods for making such particles and methods for using such particles as proppants in hydraulic fracturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Covestro LLC
    Inventors: Stephen J. Harasin, Kenneth R. Riddle, Michael T. Wellman
  • Patent number: 10840017
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a multilayer ceramic electronic component includes preparing a ceramic green sheet, forming an internal electrode pattern by coating a paste for an internal electrode including conductive powder including tin (Sn) on the ceramic green sheet, forming a ceramic multilayer structure by stacking ceramic green sheets on which the internal electrode pattern is formed, and forming a body including a dielectric layer and an internal electrode by sintering the ceramic multilayer structure. A content of tin (Sn) based on the conductive powder is greater than or equal to about 1.5 wt %. A coating layer including tin (Sn) is formed on a surface of the conductive powder, or the conductive powder includes an alloy of tin (Sn).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyoung Jin Cha, Jeong Ryeol Kim
  • Patent number: 10762671
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit and a generation unit to generate image data representing an image containing luminous points caused by light reflection on a plurality of flakes contained in a coating material in a case of coating an object with the coating material. The acquisition unit acquires information about the coating material. The generation unit generates the image data representing the image containing the luminous points based on the information about the coating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Chika Inoshita
  • Patent number: 10758492
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymeric structures, in the form of flat membrane-like surfaces or micro- nanostruc-tures such as capsules, characterized in that it comprises a substantially two-dimensional layer of covalently-bonded monomers of R-substituted metal or metalloid oxides. Said polymeric structures in most embodiments have a crystal architecture with a hexagonal lattice, but the nature of the covalent bonds present therein impart a bending flexibility that make the polymeric structures behave as a “soft” crystal. Methods of producing such structures, composition comprising thereof and method of using thereof are also included within the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FÉDÉRALE DE LAUSANNE (EPFL)
    Inventors: Ye Pu, Marcin Stefan Zielinski, Demetri Psaltis, Jeffrey Alan Hubbell
  • Patent number: 10745546
    Abstract: Composition for making magnetic coverings comprising at least one elastomer, at least one magnetic filler, at least one compatibilizer, wherein the at least one magnetic filler is present in the composition in an amount comprised between 90% and 300% by weight, preferably between 100% and 250% by weight based on the weight of the least one elastomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: MONDO S.p.A.
    Inventors: Joao Antonio Sarno Bomfim, Maurizio Stroppiana
  • Patent number: 10734546
    Abstract: A coated quantum dot is provided wherein the quantum dot is characterized by having a solid state photoluminescence external quantum efficiency at a temperature of 90° C. or above that is at least 95% of the solid state photoluminescence external quantum efficiency of the semiconductor nanocrystal at 25° C. Products including quantum dots described herein are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Craig Breen, Wenhao Liu
  • Patent number: 10722917
    Abstract: Provided is a multi-layer coating film including a base film and an infrared-reflective film, wherein the infrared-reflective film includes a scale-like infrared-reflective pigment and a resin; the pigment includes a layered body that has dielectric layers and a metal layer layered in an alternate fashion with the dielectric layer on the outermost layer; the dielectric layer is formed from one or more materials such as titanium dioxide; the metal layer is made from a silver compound; a film thickness of the metal layer is 5 to 15 nm; a film thickness of the dielectric layer is ((N?)/(4r))±20 nm (N is 1, 2 or 3, wavelength ? is 250 to 980 nm, r is the refractive index of the dielectric layer); the infrared reflectance R1 of the base film is smaller than 80% and is smaller than the infrared reflectance R2 of the infrared-reflective film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON PAINT HOLDINGS CO., LTD
    Inventors: Takeshi Fujita, Isamu Onishi, Yoichi Adachi, Go Suzuki, Kazuyuki Kamaya
  • Patent number: 10707487
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a novel surface-modified carbonaceous particulate material having a hydrophilic non-graphitic carbon coating. The material can for example be produced by CVD-coating of a carbonaceous particulate material such as graphite followed by an oxidation treatment under defined conditions. The resulting material exhibits a more hydrophilic surface compared to an unmodified CVD-coated carbon material, which is desirable in many applications, such as when used as an active material in the negative electrode of lithium ion batteries or in a polymer composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Imerys Graphite & Carbon Switzerland Ltd.
    Inventors: Michal Gulas, Pirmin Ulmann, Simone Zürcher, Michael Spahr
  • Patent number: 10689505
    Abstract: The present invention relates to microspheres and to the use thereof, preferably as laser-absorbing additive, and to a process for the production thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Quittmann, Volker Wilhelm, Hans-Juergen Brehm
  • Patent number: 10682704
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a material extraction tool, including: a body shaped to sealingly engage an aperture in a component, the aperture defining a fluid connection between a hollow interior of the component and an exterior of the component; a first passage within the body, the first passage fluidly connecting the hollow interior of the component to an air conduit outside the body, the air conduit fluidly coupled to a compressed air supply; and a second passage within the body, the second passage fluidly connecting the hollow interior of the component to an extraction conduit outside the body, the extraction conduit fluidly coupled to a material repository positioned outside the hollow interior of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Archie Lee Swanner, Jr., Tiffany Muller Craft, Donnell Eugene Crear, Kassy Moy Hart, Tony Lee Stedge
  • Patent number: 10669155
    Abstract: A method of synthesizing a graphene-based material comprises exposing graphene-encapsulated metal nanoparticles, each nanoparticle comprising a graphene shell surrounding a metal core, to a cracking and welding gas composition under conditions sufficient to crack graphene shells and to reconstruct cracked graphene shells to form the graphene-based material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventors: Zhiyong Cai, Qiangu Yan, Jilei Zhang, Jinghao Li, Bruno Sisto Marcoccia, James David Freiberg
  • Patent number: 10670045
    Abstract: An abrasive tip comprises an additive layer having an additive; the additive is configured to prevent adhesion of an organic component from an abradable seal onto an abrasive blade tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher W Strock, James O Hansen
  • Patent number: 10662066
    Abstract: Described are composite photonic materials that incorporate magnetic nanoparticles inside hollow or solvent-filled nano-scale or micro-scale shells and methods of making and using such composite photonic materials. When these photonic materials are present in a magnetic field, they exhibit a change in reflected, scattered, and/or transmitted light as compared to when the materials are not in the presence of the magnetic field. This results in the materials appearing to have a different color, such as when observed by the human eye or a light detecting device, such as a camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventor: Ting Guo
  • Patent number: 10656145
    Abstract: A technique can be used to detect and/or quantify allergens in foods. In some examples, the technique involves adding magnetic particles that carry antibodies and surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) tags complexed with antibodies to the sample. The antibodies associated with both the magnetic particles and the SERS tags can be selected to bind to one or more antigens that correspond to allergens being investigated. After adding magnetic particles to the sample, a magnetic field can be applied to the sample to concentrate antigens in the sample, including any SERS tags bound to the antigens. The concentrated sample can be analyzed with SERS and a concentration of the mammalian allergen determined based on the SERS response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventor: Brett Post
  • Patent number: 10639413
    Abstract: A blood filtration method, system, device and media for removing gram negative bacteria from the blood wherein the media includes a substrate coated with mannose optionally in constitution with substrate coated with heparin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Exthera Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Keith McCrea, Robert Ward, Olle Larm, Lars Adolfsson
  • Patent number: 10633400
    Abstract: Nanocomposite silicon and carbon compositions. These compositions can be made from polymer derived ceramics, and in particular, polysilocarb precursors. The nanocomposite can have non-voids or be nano-void free and can form larger macro-structures and macro-composite structures. The nanocomposite can contain free carbon domains in an amorphous SiOC matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Melior Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Hopkins, Douglas M. Dukes, Brian L. Benac, Ashish P. Diwanji, Charles C. Rinzler, Mark S. Land
  • Patent number: 10617006
    Abstract: Provided are a small electronic component including: a magnetic core including at least a columnar core part; a winding coil arranged so as to surround an outer peripheral surface side of the columnar core part and formed by winding a winding wire; and a magnetic cover part formed so as to cover at least part of the magnetic core and the winding coil while following at least part of shapes of the magnetic core and the winding coil through use of a magnetic material containing a mixture of a phosphoric acid ester-based surfactant, magnetic powder, and a resin, an electronic circuit board using the small electronic component, and a method of manufacturing a small electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SUMIDA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fumio Uchikoba, Tsutomu Otsuka, Mitsugu Kawarai, Motomi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10604407
    Abstract: A method for forming nanoparticles includes forming a stack of alternating layers including a first material disposed between a second material. The stack of alternating layers is patterned to form pillars. A dielectric layer is conformally deposited over the pillars. The pillars are annealed in an oxygen environment to modify a shape of the first material of the alternating layers. The dielectric layer and the second material are etched selectively to the first material to form nanoparticles from the first material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Qing Cao, Kangguo Cheng, Juntao Li
  • Patent number: 10597538
    Abstract: A diffractive pigment blend or composition is provided which includes a plurality of groups of all-dielectric diffractive pigment flakes. The pigment flakes of each group each include one or more dielectric layers for providing a background color, at least one of which includes a diffractive structure for providing a diffractive effect. Each group of pigment flakes provides a different diffractive effect, and the diffractive pigment blend or composition provides a combined diffractive effect that is a combination of the different diffractive effects. The combined diffractive effect may be a neutral white diffractive effect or may include a reversal in color travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: VIAVI Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Cornelis Jan Delst, Alberto Argoitia
  • Patent number: 10581007
    Abstract: A light-emitting device includes an anode; a cathode; and an emissive layer disposed between the anode and the cathode, the emissive layer including quantum dots dispersed in a crosslinked matrix formed from one or more crosslinkable charge transport materials. A method of forming the emissive layer of a light-emitting device includes depositing a mixture including quantum dots and one or more crosslinkable charge transport materials on a layer; and subjecting at least a portion of the mixture to UV activation to form an emissive layer including quantum dots dispersed in a crosslinked matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Enrico Angioni, James Andrew Robert Palles-Dimmock, Edward Andrew Boardman, Tim Michael Smeeton
  • Patent number: 10563122
    Abstract: A semiconductor nanoparticle includes a core and a shell covering a surface of the core. The shell has a larger bandgap energy than the core and is in heterojunction with the core. The semiconductor nanoparticle emits light when irradiated with light. The core is made of a semiconductor that contains M1, M2, and Z. M1 is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Ag, Cu, and Au. M2 is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Al, Ga, In and Tl. Z is at least one element selected from the group consisting of S, Se, and Te. The shell is made of a semiconductor that consists essentially of a Group 13 element and a Group 16 element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignees: OSAKA UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGOYA UNIVERSITY, NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Susumu Kuwabata, Taro Uematsu, Kazutaka Wajima, Tsukasa Torimoto, Tatsuya Kameyama, Daisuke Oyamatsu, Kenta Niki
  • Patent number: 10557846
    Abstract: Provided are encoded polymeric microparticles and a multiplexed bioassay using the encoded polymeric microparticles. Each of the encoded polymeric microparticles includes an encoded polymeric microparticle core and a silica shell surrounding the microparticle core. Further provided is a method for producing encoded polymeric microparticles. The method includes: mixing a photocurable material with a linker having a functional group polymerizable with the photocurable material and an alkoxysilyl group; applying patterned energy to cure the mixture, followed by encoding to obtain encoded polymeric microparticle cores; and treating the encoded polymeric microparticle cores with a silica precursor to form a silica shell on each encoded polymeric microparticle core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: QUANTAMATRIX INC.
    Inventors: Sunghoon Kwon, Mira Kim, Jisung Jang, Hyungjong Bae, Nari Kim
  • Patent number: 10544358
    Abstract: Solid proppants are coated with a coating that exhibits the handling characteristics of a pre-cured coating while also exhibiting the ability to form particle-to-particle bonds at the elevated temperatures and pressures within a wellbore. The coating includes a substantially homogeneous mixture of (i) at least one isocyanate component having at least 2 isocyanate groups, and (ii) a curing agent comprising a monofunctional alcohol, amine or amide. The coating process can be performed with short cycle times, e.g., less than about 4 minutes, and still produce a dry, free-flowing, coated proppant that exhibits low dust characteristics during pneumatic handling but also proppant consolidation downhole for reduced washout and good conductivity. Such proppants also form good unconfined compressive strength without use of an bond activator, are substantially unaffected in bond formation characteristics under downhole conditions despite prior heat exposure, and are resistant to leaching with hot water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: PREFERRED TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Ray McDaniel, Avis Lloyd McCrary, Spyridon Monastiriotis, Ralph Edward Barthel
  • Patent number: 10538671
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pigments comprising at least one inorganic compound selected from the group of iron oxides, iron oxide hydroxides, zinc ferrites, zinc oxides, magnesium ferrites and manganese ferrites, wherein the at least one inorganic compound is equipped with a coating comprising at least one hydroxide or oxide of magnesium or calcium and at least one fatty acid salt, to processes for production thereof, to the use thereof for coloring polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and to processes for coloring PVC and to PVC colored with such pigments, and also to plastics products comprising such pigments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: LANXESS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Krzysztof Chlopek
  • Patent number: 10526493
    Abstract: A silica composite particle includes a silica particle and a compound in which a metal atom selected from the group consisting of Ti, Al, Zr, V, and Mg bonds to an organic group through oxygen, the silica particle being surface-treated with the compound. A coverage of a surface of the silica composite particle with the metal atom is 0.01 at % or more and 30 at % or less. When a binding energy peak of O1s in an oxide of the metal atom is assumed to be MO1s, a binding energy peak of O1s in SiO2 is assumed to be SO1s, and a binding energy peak of O1s in the silica composite particle is assumed to be MSO1s, the binding energy peaks being detected by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, the formula 0.000452×X2?0.059117×X+SO1s<MSOs?(SO1s?MO1s)/100×X+SO1s is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Sasaki, Hiroyoshi Okuno, Yoshifumi Iida, Yuka Zenitani, Masahiro Takayama, Masashi Ikeda, Shunsuke Nozaki
  • Patent number: 10508235
    Abstract: Provided is a fluoride phosphor having a composition represented by the general formula (1): A2SiF6:Mn4+??(1) in which A represents at least one alkali metal comprising at least K. The fluoride phosphor has a ratio (A1/A2) of an area (A1) of a spectrum in a range of from 637 eV or more to less than 645 eV in XPS measurement to an area (A2) of a spectrum in a range of from 682.8 eV or more to less than 690 eV in XPS measurement, of 0.0008 to 0.0025.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: DENKA COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Shunsuke Mitani, Masayoshi Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 10507263
    Abstract: Borate-glass biomaterials comprising: aNa2O. bCaO. cP2O5. dB2O3 wherein a is from about 1-40 wt %, b is from about 10-40 wt %, c is from about 1-40 wt %, and d is from about 35-80 wt %; and wherein the biomaterial has a surface area per mass of more than about 5 m2/g. Methods of making and uses of these biomaterials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: THE ROYAL INSTITUTION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF LEARNING/MCGILL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Showan Nazhat, William Cole Lepry
  • Patent number: 10501681
    Abstract: Systems and methods for treating subterranean formations using deagglomerated inorganic clay particles are provided. In one embodiment, the methods comprise: providing a treatment fluid that comprises a base fluid, a consolidating agent, and a deagglomerated inorganic clay particle; introducing the treatment fluid into at least a portion of a subterranean formation so as to contact unconsolidated particles within the subterranean formation with the treatment fluid; and allowing the consolidating agent and the deagglomerated inorganic clay particle to consolidate at least a portion of the unconsolidated particulates in the portion of the subterranean formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Loan K. Vo, Dipti Singh, Christopher Parton
  • Patent number: 10488335
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device, comprising at least one layer of an active material having a first optical thickness, the active material being selected so as to experience a change (i) of at least one size dimension, (ii) of the resistance, (iii) of the refractive index or (iv) combinations of two or more of the foregoing, when the active material is subjected to a change in environment, wherein at least one and preferably all of the layers of the at least one layer of the active material is composed of at least two nanosheets of the active material, with the at least two nanosheets randomly overlapping one another. The invention further relates to a nanosheet of active material and to a use of the nanosheet of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
    Inventors: Katalin Szendrei-Temesi, Pirmin Ganter, Olalla Sanchez-Sobrado, Alexander Hunger, Bettina Lotsch
  • Patent number: 10487188
    Abstract: The present invention is concerned with expanded propylene resin beads including a core layer being in a foamed state, having a tubular shape, and being constituted of a propylene-based resin composition (a) satisfying the following (i) and (ii) and a cover layer being constituted of an olefin-based resin (b) satisfying the following (iii) or (iv). (i) A mixture of 75% by weight to 98% by weight of a propylene-based resin (a1) having a melting point of 100° C. to 140° C. and 25% by weight to 2% by weight of a propylene-based resin (a2) having a melting point of 140° C. to 165° C. (ii) A difference between the melting point of the resin (a2) and the melting point of the resin (a1) is 15° C. or more. (iii) A crystalline olefin-based resin having a melting point TmB that is lower than a melting point TmA of the composition (a) and having a relation of 0° C.<[TmA?TmB]?80° C. (iv) A non-crystalline olefin-based resin having a softening point TsB that is lower than TmA and having a relation of 0° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: JSP Corporation
    Inventors: Taizo Kitahara, Michitoshi Ono, Kazuo Tsurugai
  • Patent number: 10486143
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for preparing and using ceramic mixed ionic-electronic conductor (MIEC) enhanced transition metals and metal oxides in composite or core-shell forms are disclosed. The presently disclosed compositions are stable at high temperatures and can carry as much as about 20 weight % oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Fanxing Li, Yanguang Chen