Coated Patents (Class 428/403)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10486979
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a process for making a calcium carbonate containing material, wherein the process includes a specific drying procedure and allows for the provision of calcium carbonate materials with reduced moisture pick-up and low porosity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: OMYA INTERNATIONAL AG
    Inventors: Matthias Buri, Catherine Jean Ridgway, Patrick A. C. Gane, Samuel Rentsch, René Burkhalter, Armelle Senti-Wenk, Martin Brunner, Gil Morieras, Tazio Fornera
  • Patent number: 10479266
    Abstract: A multifunctional lamp unit includes a side turn indicator including a housing for at least one light conductor with at least one illuminant, and a projection unit. A rearview device including the multifunctional lamp unit, a method of operating the rearview device, and a vehicle including the rearview device are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: SMR Patents S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Eugen Meier, Oliver Schmidt, Volker Erhart, Raimund Negel, Arne Schmierer, Daniel Fritz, Andreas Herrmann
  • Patent number: 10465075
    Abstract: A method of preparing core-shell zinc oxide particles, includes: mixing a calcium-containing material with a first zinc ammonia complex salt solution; heating the thus obtained first mixture to remove ammonia, thereby obtaining a first intermediate product; mixing the first intermediate product with a second zinc ammonia complex salt solution to obtain a second mixture; heating the second mixture to remove ammonia, followed by conducting a drying process to obtain a second intermediate product; and calcining the second intermediate product to obtain the core-shell zinc oxide particles. A core-shell zinc oxide particle is prepared by the aforementioned method, and a composition for shielding ultraviolet light includes the core-shell zinc oxide particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: PAN-CONTINENTAL CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chia-Ming Chen, Kuan-Yi Wang, Hwei-Hwang Chiou
  • Patent number: 10450464
    Abstract: The present invention relates to mixtures of pigments comprising at least one inorganic compound selected from the group of iron oxides, iron oxide hydrates, 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 calcium salt or magnesium salt of a fatty acid, 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 mixtures, and also to plastics products comprising such mixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: LANXESS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Krzysztof Chlopek
  • Patent number: 10435624
    Abstract: A hydraulic fracturing and gravel packing proppant composite with protectant on the surface of the proppant and the composition matters of the protectant and proppant. The surface protectant reduces the generation of dust/fines from the proppant caused by abrasion and impingement during transportation and conveyance, particularly pneumatic transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Arr-Maz Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Frank Bor-Her Chen, Aaron Nelson, Michael Diaz, Rachel E. Mathis
  • Patent number: 10424695
    Abstract: An emissive nanocrystal particle includes a core including a first semiconductor nanocrystal including a Group III-V compound and a shell including a second semiconductor nanocrystal surrounding the core, wherein the emissive nanocrystal particle includes a non-emissive Group I element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuho Won, Jihyun Min, Eun Joo Jang, Hyo Sook Jang
  • Patent number: 10392559
    Abstract: A method for preparing nanocrystals is disclosed. The method includes synthesizing colloidal semiconductor nanocrystal cores, and adding a metal salt to the colloidal semiconductor nanocrystal cores and heating the mixture while maintaining the reaction temperature constant. During the reaction, the surfaces of the semiconductor nanocrystal cores are etched (‘in-situ etching’) and metal-surfactant layers are formed on the etched surface portions of the semiconductor nanocrystal cores. The metal-surfactant layers are derived from the metal salt. Nanocrystals prepared by the method have minimal surface defects and exhibit high luminescence efficiency and good stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eun Joo Jang, Sang Wook Kim
  • Patent number: 10381124
    Abstract: To provide a silver powder including alkenylsuccinic anhydride and/or alkenylsuccinic acid on a surface of the silver powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: DOWA Electronics Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Tahara, Hiroshi Kamiga
  • Patent number: 10376962
    Abstract: After preparing a silver-coated copper powder wherein the surface of a copper powder having an average particle diameter of 0.1 to 100 ?m is coated with silver, the silver-coated copper powder is sprayed into the tail flame region of a thermal plasma to cause silver on the surface of the copper powder to diffuse in the grain boundaries of copper on the inside of the copper powder, and thereafter, the surface of the copper powder is coated with silver to produce a metal composite powder wherein the percentage of the area occupied by silver on a cross section of the metal composite powder is 3 to 20% and wherein the surface thereof is coated with silver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Dowa Electronics Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Koubu, Noriaki Nogami
  • Patent number: 10367191
    Abstract: Improved anodes and cells are provided, which enable fast charging rates with enhanced safety due to much reduced probability of metallization of lithium on the anode, preventing dendrite growth and related risks of fire or explosion. Anodes and/or electrolytes have buffering zones for partly reducing and gradually introducing lithium ions into the anode for lithiation, to prevent lithium ion accumulation at the anode electrolyte interface and consequent metallization and dendrite growth. Various anode active materials and combinations, modifications through nanoparticles and a range of coatings which implement the improved anodes are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: StoreDot Ltd.
    Inventors: Doron Burshtain, Sergey Remizov, David Jacob, Nitzan Shadmi, Hani Farran, Leora Shapiro, Ohad Goldbart, Boris Brudnik, Carmit Ophir, Daniel Aronov
  • Patent number: 10359366
    Abstract: It is problematic to provide a substrate for surface enhanced Raman scattering spectroscopy capable of being incorporated and used as a detector of a flow system such as a liquid chromatographic device, and a surface enhanced Raman scattering spectroscopy device and a liquid chromatographic device using same. The above problem is solved by providing a substrate body, pores formed penetrating said substrate body, and particles arranged on an exposed surface of said substrate body not to close the pores, and by an analyte being passed through said particles in-between and said pores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: UKON Craft Science Ltd.
    Inventor: Juichiro Ukon
  • Patent number: 10344186
    Abstract: The invention provides a chemical-mechanical polishing composition comprising (a) wet-process ceria abrasive, (b) a surfactant comprising an amine-containing anchor group and ethylene oxide-propylene oxide stabilizing group, wherein the surfactant has a molecular weight of from about 1000 Daltons to about 5000 Daltons, (c) an aromatic carboxylic acid or heteroaromatic carboxylic acid, and (d) water, wherein the polishing composition has a pH of about 3 to about 6. The invention further provides a method of chemically mechanically polishing a substrate with the inventive chemical-mechanical polishing composition. Typically, the substrates contain silicon oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Cabot Microelectronics Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander W. Hains, Tina Li
  • Patent number: 10326146
    Abstract: Compositions, systems, and methods for producing nanoalloys and/or nanocomposites using tandem laser ablation synthesis in solution-galvanic replacement reaction (LASiS-GRR) are disclosed. The method may include disposing a first metal composition within a reaction cell, adding a quantity of a second metal composition into the reaction cell, ablating, with a laser, the first metal composition disposed in the quantity of the second metal composition within the reaction cell, and tuning one or more reaction parameter and/or one or more functional parameter during the tandem LASiS-GRR in order to tailor at least one characteristic of the metal nanoalloy and/or the metal nanocomposite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventors: Dibyendu Mukherjee, Sheng Hu
  • 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