Silicic Or Refractory Material Containing (e.g., Tungsten Oxide, Glass, Cement, Etc.) Patents (Class 428/404)
  • Patent number: 11905220
    Abstract: The method for manufacturing a ceramic component, in particular component containing zirconia and/or alumina, for a timepiece or a jewelry piece, is characterised in that it includes a step (E3) of depositing at least one additional element or compound on a ceramic powder, optionally bound, by atomic layer deposition (ALD).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: ROLEX SA
    Inventors: Cyriaque Boccard, Ollivier Pujol
  • Patent number: 11905633
    Abstract: A nonwoven composite for high temperature applications requiring Sow flammability, smoke, and/or toxicity, including a fibrous structure having one or more nonwoven material layers including a scrim layer. The scrim is formed from inorganic fibers, at least some of which are adapted to withstand temperatures of up to about 1150° C. The scrim is formed from a wet-laying process. The composite further comprises one or more fiber matrix layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: ZEPHYROS, INC.
    Inventors: Greg Thompson, Kendall Bush, Christophe Chaut, Marc Engel, Paul Lockyer, Michael Czaplicki
  • Patent number: 11891333
    Abstract: The invention relates synthetic silicate granules comprising a mixture of SiO2, Al2O3 and Na2O, which can be obtained by sintering; to their use in manufacturing an agglomerate stone material and to the agglomerate stone material resulting thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventors: Javier Álvarez De Diego, José Manuel Benito López
  • Patent number: 11872294
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a process for preparing silica-coated calcium carbonate particles, involving the steps of preparing an aqueous carbonate slurry containing calcium carbonate particles, adding at least one silicate composition to the aqueous carbonate slurry to obtain a carbonate-silicate slurry, lowering a pH of the carbonate-silicate slurry by adding at least one acidic compound to obtain a pH-adjusted slurry containing the silica-coated calcium carbonate particles, and isolating the silica-coated calcium carbonate particles—in which at the adding of the acidic compound is controlled such that a final pH of the pH-adjusted slurry ranges from about 7 to about 10, and the silica-coated calcium carbonate particles include a porous coating having an average pore diameter ranging from 2 nm to 50 nm. This disclosure also describes articles and compositions containing the silica-coated calcium carbonate particles, as well as hollow silica spheres formed from the silica-coated calcium carbonate particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Imertech SAS
    Inventor: Alexandra Jakob
  • Patent number: 11867633
    Abstract: Nano-structured anodic aluminum oxide ceramic films and membranes doped with chelated metals for fluorescence enhancement. Controlled doping during production steps results in the inclusion of traces of ions in the finished materials while maintaining high control over the film structure. This approach yields products suitable for optical applications, including fluorescence enhancement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Nanopec, Inc.
    Inventor: Mario Blanco
  • Patent number: 11840797
    Abstract: A textile formulation adapted to impart an odor-controlling property to a textile material. The textile formulation is an odor capturing formulation comprising a carrier and an odor capturing agent. The odor capturing agent is a liquid dispersible boehmite. An odor absorbing article and a method of treating the odor absorbing article is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: MICROBAN PRODUCTS COMPANY
    Inventors: Tian Lan, Brian Patrick Aylward, Tiannan Chen, Karen Terry Welch
  • Patent number: 11840490
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are soil amendments, generally in the form of coated perlite compositions, as well as methods of making and using the same. The disclosed compositions, methods, and systems provide for various beneficial enhancements to plants growth and soil health, and may decrease costs, for example by avoiding the need for multiple treatments. The presently disclosed compositions, methods, and systems also aid in prolonging release of plant nutrition into the soil (including silica), enhancing aeration, water retention, and drainage, resisting soil compaction, providing for pest and insect control, etc. In many embodiments, the disclosed coated perlite composition is a sterile composition, that is lightweight, and has a low dust content, which may provide for efficient and low-cost handling and transport of products comprising same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Dicalite Management Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Cusack, Eric Appelbaum
  • Patent number: 11840112
    Abstract: A document, product, or package, such as a banknote, passport or the like comprises structures having dichroic effects that change color with viewing angle in both transmission and reflection. Such structures can be useful as security features that counter the ability to effectively use counterfeit documents, products, packages, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: WAVEFRONT TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Roger Winston Phillips, Christopher Chapman Rich, Joel Mikael Petersen
  • Patent number: 11821695
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a laminate for radiational cooling including a substrate layer containing a matrix of an infrared light-radiating polymer containing polycarbonate-based polyurethane and particles of a visible light-reflecting inorganic material, and an ultraviolet light-reflecting coating layer formed on the substrate layer and containing an expanded fluorine-based polymer, wherein the ultraviolet light-reflecting coating layer is porous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Min Jae Lee, Deok Woo Yun, Sung Wan Jeon
  • Patent number: 11814573
    Abstract: A thermoplastic elastomer for profile control and water shutoff is prepared from the following raw materials in parts by weight: 8-10 parts of a component A, 1-3 parts of a strong acid, 1-3 parts of a hydrophobic modifier and 100-105 parts of water. The component A is one of polyethylene glycol, polyvinylether, polyvinyl alcohol, copolymer of acrylamide and acrylonitrile. The strong acid is one of concentrated hydrochloric acid and concentrated sulfuric acid. The hydrophobic modifier is any one of formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, propionaldehyde, butyraldehyde, ?-propiolactone, ?-butyrolactone, ?-valerolactone, methyltriacetylsilane, methyltrimethylsilane, butyl acrylate and ethylene glycol dimethacrylate. The thermoplastic elastomer for profile control and water shutoff provided by the disclosure has the advantages of one-step preparation and molding, strong deformation capability, temperature resistance, salt tolerance, strong stability and the like, and is suitable for large-scale production and application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventors: Yan Xue, Chunquan Zhang, Dan Huang, Liang Li, Bing Wei
  • Patent number: 11814847
    Abstract: A surface-reinforced bitumen roofing membrane includes at least two layers, namely 1) a bitumen compound layer, and 2) a fiber mat, and can optionally include a) an optional bleed blocker layer that is located between the bitumen compound layer and the fiber mat, b) an optional liquid applied coating that partially or fully encapsulates the fiber mat, c) an optional release liner that is releasably positioned on the bottom surface of the bitumen roofing membrane, and/or d) an optional release film that is releasably positioned on the fiber mat surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Garland Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Julie Anne Geyer, Melissa Rus, Jason Smith
  • Patent number: 11807898
    Abstract: Methods and systems for mRNA analysis and quantification of mRNA expression in cells are provided. An example method includes introducing a first capture probe and a second capture probe into the cells, the first capture probe and the second capture probe each configured to be complementary to a respective section of target mRNA within the cells, wherein binding of the first and second capture probes to the respective sections of the target mRNA results in tagging of the cells and causes the first and second capture probes to form clusters with each other. The first capture probe and the second capture probe are each bound to magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) that, when trapped within the tagged cells, cause the tagged cells to be susceptible to magnetic forces. The method and system further include introducing the cells into a device configured to magnetically capture tagged cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: The Governing Council of The University of Toronto
    Inventors: Mahmoud Labib, Edward H. Sargent, Shana O. Kelley
  • Patent number: 11802081
    Abstract: A plurality of granules comprising ceramic particles bound together with an inorganic binder, the inorganic binder comprising reaction product of at least alkali silicate and hardener, wherein the ceramic particles are present as at least 50 percent by weight of each granule, based on the total weight of the respective granule, wherein each granule has a total porosity in a range from greater than 0 to 50 percent by volume, based on the total volume of the respective granule, and wherein the granule has a minimum Total Solar Reflectance of at least 0.7. The granules are useful, for example, as roofing granules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Taisiya Skorina, Anatoly Z. Rosenflanz, Jean A. Tangeman, Kenton D. Budd
  • Patent number: 11773284
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coating composition for automobile underbodies from stone chipping damage and corrosion. The underbody coating composition comprises mixture of polyvinyl chloride homopolymer and polyvinyl chloride co-polymer resin. The coating composition of the present invention reduces film thickness and at the same time maintains the standard norms of quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Mahindra & Mahindra Limited
    Inventors: Rahul Lalwani, Babu Mahendran
  • Patent number: 11767602
    Abstract: The catalyst composition includes graphitic carbon nitride and a plurality of platinum oxide nanoparticles disposed on the graphitic carbon nitride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Shaowei Chen, Forrest Nichols
  • Patent number: 11760933
    Abstract: Thermally conductive electrically insulating compositions and structures and devices comprising such materials. In various embodiments, such materials comprise liquid crystal polymer and fillers, wherein the fillers comprise boron nitride and glass fiber. In various embodiments, the liquid crystal polymer is selected from the group consisting of semi-aromatic copolyesters, copolyamides, polyester-co-amides, and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership
    Inventors: Raymond L. Szparagowski, Michael Blake, Saikrishna Sundararaman
  • Patent number: 11754759
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a housing. Input-output devices may be mounted in the housing. The input-output devices may include a display with an array of pixels configured to display images for a user. The electronic device may have an optical component formed under a transparent region in the housing. The transparent region may be associated with an opening in an opaque masking layer in an inactive area of the display or other portion of the electronic device. A diffuser may be formed between the optical component and the transparent region. The diffuser may have a polymer layer with embedded thin-film interference filter flakes configured to scatter light and to exhibit desired reflection and transmission spectral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tingjun Xu, Guocheng Shao, Rui L. Peterson, Serhan O. Isikman, Sunggu Kang, Tianbo Sun, Xianwei Zhao, Xingxing Cai
  • Patent number: 11732187
    Abstract: Provided are a chlorosilicate fluorescent material having high light emission efficiency, a method for producing the same, and a light emitting device. In certain embodiments, the chlorosilicate fluorescent material has a chemical composition comprising Ca, Eu, Mg, Si, O, and Cl, wherein when a molar ratio of Si in 1 mol of the chemical composition is set as 4, the chlorosilicate fluorescent material comprises Ca in a molar ratio range of 7.0 or more and 7.94 or less, Eu in a molar ratio range of 0.01 or more and 1.0 or less, Ca and Eu in a total molar ratio range of 7.70 or more and 7.95 or less, Mg in a molar ratio range of 0.9 or more and 1.1 or less, and Cl in a molar ratio range of more than 1.90 and 2.00 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuta Miyai, Kazuya Nishimata, Shoji Hosokawa
  • Patent number: 11728075
    Abstract: A magnetic micro-particle (201) comprising one or more magnetic nano-wires (202).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: OXFORD UNIVERSITY INNOVATION LIMITED
    Inventors: Sonia Contera Antoranz, Ileana Andrea Bonilla Brunner
  • Patent number: 11726239
    Abstract: A multilayer thin film that reflects an omnidirectional structural color including a multilayer stack. The multilayer stack includes a reflector layer; a selective absorber layer extending over the reflector layer; an absorbing layer extending over the first layer; and a dielectric layer extending over the second layer. The multilayer thin film reflects a single narrow band of visible light when exposed to broadband electromagnetic radiation, the single narrow band of visible light having a center wavelength greater than 550 nm, and a visible full width at half maximum (FWHM) width of less than 200 nm. A color shift of the reflected single narrow band of visible light is less than 50 nm when the multilayer stack is exposed to broadband electromagnetic radiation and viewed from angles between 0 and 45 degrees relative to a direction normal to an outer surface of the multilayer thin film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignees: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Debasish Banerjee, Minjuan Zhang, Masahiko Ishii
  • Patent number: 11697620
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing a SiC—Si3N4 composite material and a SiC—Si3N4 composite material prepared according to same and comprises the steps of: preparing a mold; and forming a SiC—Si3N4 composite material by introducing, to the mold, a source gas comprising Si, N and C, at 1100 to 1600° C. More particularly, the present invention provides the SiC—Si3N4 composite material of high purity that is applicable to a semiconductor process, and increases the thermal shock strength of a SiC material by causing Si3N4, which is a material with a high thermal shock strength, to grow together via a CVD method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: TOKAI CARBON KOREA CO., LTD
    Inventor: Sang Chul Lee
  • Patent number: 11643710
    Abstract: Provided is a mixed powder for powder metallurgy that contains a readily available compound as a lubricant, does not need to contain a stain-causing metal soap, has excellent ejection properties, and can exhibit excellent fluidity without deteriorating the ejection properties even in the case of further containing carbon black. The mixed powder for powder metallurgy contains (a) an iron-based powder and (b) a lubricant, where the lubricant (b) contains a specific aliphatic amine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hanako Shimamoto, Shigeru Unami
  • Patent number: 11642653
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel chromatographic materials, e.g., for chromatographic separations, processes for their preparation and separations devices containing the chromatographic materials. The preparation of the inorganic/organic hybrid materials of the invention wherein a surrounding material is condensed on a superficially porous hybrid core material will allow for families of different hybrid packing materials to be prepared from a single core hybrid material. Differences in hydrophobicity, ion-exchange capacity, chemical stability, surface charge or silanol activity of the surrounding material may be used for unique chromatographic separations of small molecules, carbohydrates, antibodies, whole proteins, peptides, and/or DNA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Waters Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Nicole L. Lawrence, Kevin Daniel Wyndham, Beatrice W. Muriithi
  • Patent number: 11613700
    Abstract: The present invention provides shortwave infrared ray emitting nanoparticles including a core having band gap energy of E1; an intermediate layer that is formed on the core and has band gap energy of E2; and an outer layer that is formed on the intermediate layer and has band gap energy of E3, in which the size of the E2 is smaller than the size of the E1 and the size of the E3. According to the present invention, it is possible to provide a solar cell which is improved in efficiency and life span and can be produced by a solution process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: DAEGU GYEONGBUK INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (DGIST)
    Inventors: Sung Jun Lim, Gyu Dong Lee, Woo Hyeon Jeong
  • Patent number: 11590469
    Abstract: A method for producing an electrically-conductive pellet includes reducing a size of a first material. The method also includes wetting the first material to produce a first slurry. The method also includes introducing the first slurry into a fluidizer to produce a first pellet. The method also includes reducing a size of a second material. The second material is an electrically-conductive material. The method also includes wetting the second material to produce a second slurry. The method also includes applying the second slurry to the first pellet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: CARBO CERAMICS INC.
    Inventors: Minjung Cho, Todd Roper, Thu Lieng
  • Patent number: 11590719
    Abstract: A fiber-composite part having one or more electronic components that are located in arbitrary regions of the internal volume of the part are fabricated using a preform charge. The preform charge has a structure that corresponds to that of the mold cavity in which the part is being formed. By incorporating the electronic components in the preform charge, such components are then precisely located, spatially oriented, and constrained, and such location and orientation is maintained during molding to produce a part with the electronic components in the desired locations and orientations within its internal volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Arris Composites Inc.
    Inventors: Ethan Escowitz, Riley Reese, J. Scott Perkins, Erick Davidson
  • Patent number: 11513263
    Abstract: A light-diffuser includes a transparent resin and transparent particles dispersed in the transparent resin. The transparent resin has a refractive index different from that of the transparent particles, and at least one portion of an outer perimeter of each of the transparent particles, respectively, is made compatible with the transparent resin disposed in the vicinity of the transparent particles, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuhiro Suwa, Yoshihiro Yokote, Yuji Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11512240
    Abstract: Methods of cementing include providing a geopolymer cement composition that includes a monophase amorphous hydraulic binder material (MAHBM), a metal silicate, an alkaline activator, and a carrier fluid, introducing the geopolymer cement composition into a subterranean formation, and allowing the geopolymer cement composition to set in the subterranean formation. The MAHBM includes silica or alumina core particulates coated with an amorphous calcium silicate hydrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Jason Pisklak, Sam Jason Lewis, Paul Joseph Jones, Stephanie Ruiz, William Cecil Pearl, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11495703
    Abstract: The light conversion efficiency of a solar cell is enhanced by using an optical downshifting layer in cooperation with a photovoltaic material. The optical downshifting layer converts photons having wavelengths in a supplemental light absorption spectrum into photons having a wavelength in the primary light absorption spectrum of the photovoltaic materiaL The cost effectiveness and efficiency of solar cells platforms can be increased by relaxing the range of the primary light absorption spectrum of the photovoltaic materiaL The optical downshifting layer can be applied as a low cost solution processed film composed of highly absorbing and emissive quantum dot heterostructure nanomaterial embedded in an inert matrix to improve the short wavelength response to the photovoltaic materiaL The enhanced efficiency provided by the optical downshifting layer permits advantageous modifications to the solar cell platform that enhances its efficiency as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventors: Juanita N. Kurtin, Steven M. Hughes, Alex C. Mayer, Oun-Ho Park, Georgeta Masson
  • Patent number: 11492495
    Abstract: A modified aluminum nitride particle comprises an aluminum nitride core and a shell surrounding the aluminum nitride core. The shell comprises a crosslinked organic polymer. Methods of making the modified aluminum nitride particle by admicellar polymerization are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Nathan E. Schultz, Li Yao, Tien T. Wu, Gerry A. Hoffdahl, Jimmie R. Baran, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11478848
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing hard materials that are coated with a cobalt hydroxide compound and to powders that comprise the coated hard material particles, and the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: H.C. Starck Tungsten GmbH
    Inventors: Juliane Meese-Marktscheffel, Armin Olbrich, Anja Weiland, Frank Van Der Pütten, Ines Lamprecht
  • Patent number: 11478775
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel chromatographic materials, e.g., for chromatographic separations, processes for its preparation and separations devices containing the chromatographic material; separations devices, chromatographic columns and kits comprising the same; and methods for the preparation thereof. The chromatographic materials of the invention are chromatographic materials comprising having a narrow particle size distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Waters Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin D. Wyndham, Beatrice W. Muriithi
  • Patent number: 11459465
    Abstract: A method of coating a roofing material is described. The method comprises providing an aqueous roof coating composition comprising an inorganic binder material, a chemical curing agent, inorganic particulate filler; applying the aqueous roof coating composition to an inorganic roofing material; and allowing the aqueous roof coating composition to dry and chemically curing agent. The roof coating composition has a total solar reflectance of at least 0.7 after allowing the aqueous roof coating composition to dry and chemically cure. Also described are aqueous roof coating compositions and inorganic (e.g. roofing) materials comprising a surface coating having a total solar reflectance of at least 0.7; wherein the surface coating comprises silicate, a chemical curing agent; and inorganic particulate filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Taisiya Skorina, Rebecca L. A. Everman, Jean A. Tangeman, Kenton D. Budd
  • Patent number: 11441228
    Abstract: A thermal spray powder according to the present disclosure is a thermal spray powder which is used to form a thermal spray film having a characteristic of abradability, the thermal spray powder includes Ni alloy particles, solid lubricant particles, and aluminum flakes, the content of oxygen in the aluminum flakes is within a range of 0.29 mass % to 4.1 mass %, and the coverage of aluminum flakes on the surfaces of the Ni alloy particles is within a range of 60% to 100%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Noritaka Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 11414555
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide a coating composition that includes a polymer material comprising an electrically conductive polymer; and a coated or partially coated magnetic material comprising a magnetic material and an antioxidant material. Aspects of the present disclosure further provide a method of making a coating composition that includes introducing, under first conditions, a magnetic material to a passivation solution comprising an antioxidant to form a coated (or partially coated) magnetic material; and introducing, under second conditions, the coated (or partially coated) magnetic material to a mixture comprising a polymer material to form a coating composition. Aspects of the present disclosure further provide a coated substrate that includes a film and a substrate, the film including a coating composition that includes an electrically conductive polymer, a magnetic material, and an antioxidant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Patrick John Kinlen
  • Patent number: 11408065
    Abstract: At least one layer in a coating located on a surface of a substrate is a domain structure layer constituted of two or more domains different in composition and a thin layer located between the domains and being different in composition from each of the domains. The thin layer is located between any one domain and any another domain and in contact therewith. When the size of each of a plurality of first domains present in the domain structure layer is defined as a diameter of a virtual circumcircle in contact with each first domain, the average value of the size of each first domain is not smaller than 1 nm and not greater than 10 nm and a thickness of the thin layer in a direction of thickness of the domain structure layer is not less than 1 atomic layer and not more than 10 atomic layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignees: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Mimsi Materials AB
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Utsumi, Paer Christoffer Arumskog, Keiichi Tsuda, Konstantinos Sarakinos, Sankara Pillay, Daniel Gunnar Magnfaelt
  • Patent number: 11371244
    Abstract: An uncolored roofing granule including a low solar absorption base and a low solar absorption and solar opaque coating presented on the base, the coating including a binder, a pigment, wherein the binder includes a curable component and a non-clay, thermally reactive curing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Feng Bai, Kenton D. Budd, Rebecca L. Everman, Craig W. Lindsay
  • Patent number: 11319256
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for forming extrudate filament, which consist essentially of fiber, organic binder, and metal and/or ceramic. The extrudate filament can be spooled, or used to form preforms, and/or assemblages of preforms. In further methods, the extrudate filament and/or preforms can be used to fabricate fiber-reinforced metal-matrix or ceramic-matrix or metal and ceramic matrix composite parts, which consist essentially of fiber in a matrix of metal, or ceramic, or metal and ceramic, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Arris Composites Inc.
    Inventors: Riley Reese, Ethan Escowitz
  • Patent number: 11245056
    Abstract: A wavelength converting material includes a luminous core and a first protective layer. The first protective layer covers the luminous core, and the first protective layer includes aluminum silicate. The aluminum silicate includes a plurality of silicon atoms, each of the silicon atoms is one of a zeroth configuration Q4(0Al), first configuration Q4(1Al), second configuration Q4(2Al), third configuration Q4(3Al), and fourth configuration Q4(4Al). The silicon atoms of the zeroth configuration do not connect with aluminum oxide group, and the silicon atoms of the first, second, third, and fourth configurations respectively connect with one, two, three, and four aluminum oxide group(s). A total number of the silicon atoms of the third configuration and the fourth configuration is larger than a total number of the silicon atoms of the zeroth configuration, the first configuration, and the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Lextar Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Chang-Zhi Zhong, Hung-Chia Wang, Hung-Chun Tong, Yu-Chun Lee, Tzong-Liang Tsai
  • Patent number: 11225578
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention include a process for the surface-treatment of a calcium carbonate-comprising material, a surface-treated calcium carbonate-comprising material obtained by such a process and the use of such a surface-treated calcium carbonate-comprising material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Fabio Ippolito, Samuel Rentsch, Patrick A. C. Gane
  • Patent number: 11211569
    Abstract: Organic semiconductor compositions (OSCs) compatible with laser printing techniques are described herein. In being compatible with laser printing techniques, the OSCs are in particulate form and generally comprise an organic semiconductor component and carrier. The organic semiconductor component can comprise any small molecule semiconductor or polymeric semiconductor not inconsistent with the laser printing methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Oana Diana Jurchescu, Peter James Diemer
  • Patent number: 11198833
    Abstract: The invention relates to polymeric-inorganic nanoparticle compositions and preparation processes thereof. The invention also relates to an additive and lubricant compositions comprising these polymeric-inorganic nanoparticle compositions, as well as to the use of these polymeric-inorganic nanoparticle compositions in an oil lubricant formulation to improve tribological performance, in particular to improve extreme pressure performance and friction reduction on metal parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Evonik Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Stephan Wieber, Christofer Philipp Kronschnabl, Ronny Sondjaja, Sofia Sirak, Daniel Neß, Roland Wilkens, Günter Schmitt, Can Metehan Turhan
  • Patent number: 11186493
    Abstract: An efficient green method for the synthesis of noble metal/transition metal oxide nanocomposite comprising reducing noble metal salt and a templating metal oxide is disclosed. The method is a one-step method comprises mixing coffee seed husk extract, a noble metal precursor, and a transition metal precursor; and filtering and drying the nanocomposite. The nanocomposite prepared by the method of the invention displays all the characteristics and biocidal activity of a composite prepared by traditional methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University
    Inventors: Hanan Hussein Amin Mohamed, Ines Mohsen Hammami, Tamer Ezzat Youssef Moustafa
  • Patent number: 11123795
    Abstract: Particle (1) which comprises a core (2) made of copper, of a copper alloy, of aluminium or of an aluminium alloy, covered with an external layer (3), where the external layer (3) is formed from metal nanoparticles or carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT À L'ÉNERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ÉNERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Luc Aixala, Olivier Dellea, Gilles Gaillard, Olivier Poncelet, Nicolas Tissot
  • Patent number: 11127530
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to metallic powders for use in multilayer ceramic capacitors, to multilayer ceramic capacitors containing same and to methods of manufacturing such powders and capacitors. The disclosure addresses the problem of having better controlled smaller particle size distribution, with minimal contaminant contents which can be implemented at an industrial scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Tekna Plasma Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Guo Jiayin, Eric Bouchard, Richard Dolbec
  • Patent number: 11102883
    Abstract: The present invention relates to substrates comprising a network comprising core shell liquid metal encapsulates comprising multi-functional ligands and processes of making and using such substrates. The core shell liquid metal particles are linked via ligands to form such network. Such networks volumetric conductivity increases under strain which maintains a substrate's resistance under strain. The constant resistance results in consistent thermal heating via resistive heating. Thus allowing a substrate that comprises such network to serve as an effective heat provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Carl J. Thrasher, Christopher E. Tabor, Zachary J. Farrell, Nicholas J. Morris
  • Patent number: 11079695
    Abstract: Provided is a toner external additive containing a base material, wherein the base material is surface-treated with an isocyanurate ring-bearing silane coupling agent, and a toner including a toner particle and a toner external additive on a surface of the toner particle, wherein the toner external additive is the aforementioned toner external additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Sato, Masao Suzuki, Masashi Hirose
  • Patent number: 10934383
    Abstract: A composition formed by dispersing at least a plurality of first particles within a matrix material and dispersing at least a plurality of second particles within the matrix material, the second particles being different from the first particles, wherein interaction between the at least a plurality of second particles and the at least a plurality of first particles determines a spatial distribution of the plurality of second particles within the matrix material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Michael R. Bockstaller, Amir Khabibullin, Zongyu Wang, Hangjun Ding, Guojun Xie, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Jiajun Yan, Zhao Lu
  • Patent number: 10913857
    Abstract: According to the present invention, there is provided a means for producing an aluminum hydroxide-coated SiC particle powder having a coating layer containing aluminum hydroxide on a surface of SiC particles. The present invention relates to a method for producing an aluminum hydroxide-coated SiC particle powder, which includes a coating step of maintaining a pH of a dispersion containing SiC particles, sodium aluminate, and water in a range of from 9 to 12 and forming coated particles having a coating layer containing aluminum hydroxide on a surface of the SiC particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIMI INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Shogo Tsubota, Souma Taguchi, Keiji Ashitaka, Naoya Miwa
  • Patent number: 10864574
    Abstract: The invention relates to core-shell particles for use as a filler for feeder compositions for producing feeders, comprising (a) a core which possesses one or more cavities and a wall surrounding these cavities, where the core (a) has an average diameter in the range from 0.15 to 0.45 mm, (b) a shell enclosing the core and consisting of or comprising (b1) particles comprising or consisting of a material from the group consisting of calcined kaolin or cordierite, where the particles (b1) have a d10 of at least 0.05 ?m and a d90 of at most 45 ?m, and also (b2) a binder which binds the particles (b1) to one another and to the core (a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: HÜTTENES-ALBERTUS CHEMISCHE WERKE GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRÄNKTER HAFTUNG
    Inventors: Sandra Lehmann, Klaus Riemann, Nils Zimmer, Hermann Lieber, Jürgen Hübert