Fullerenes (i.e., Graphene-based Structures, Such As Nanohorns, Nanococoons, Nanoscrolls, Etc.) Or Fullerene-like Structures (e.g., Ws2 Or Mos2 Chalcogenide Nanotubes, Planar C3n4, Etc.) Patents (Class 977/734)
  • Patent number: 11908901
    Abstract: A varactor may include a gate electrode; a graphene layer; and a ferroelectric layer between the gate electrode and the graphene layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventors: Steven J. Koester, Venkata Raghava Saran Kumar Chaganti
  • Patent number: 11908734
    Abstract: A semiconductor fabrication method that uses a graphene etch stop is disclosed. The method comprises forming a first set of trenches and a second set of trenches in a substrate. The first set of trenches are narrower than the second set of trenches. The method further comprises forming a graphene layer in the first and second sets of trenches. The method further comprises depositing a first conductor in the first and second sets of trenches. The method further comprises removing the first conductor from the second set of trenches using an etching process. The graphene layer acts as an etch stop for the etching process. The method further comprises depositing a second conductor in the second set of trenches. The second conductor is different than the first conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Nogami, Son Nguyen, Balasubramanian Pranatharthiharan
  • Patent number: 11898305
    Abstract: A method for producing a composite material, includes: immersing a carbon fiber bundle, including continuous carbon fibers, in a dispersion in which carbon nanotubes are dispersed in water, alcohol, or organic solvent; applying a tensile force to the carbon fibers, which are linearly arranged, using flat rollers; moving the carbon fibers linearly, under the tensile force by the flat rollers, at a constant depth inside the dispersion at a traveling speed of 1 to 20 m/min, such that the carbon nanotubes in the dispersion are adhered to respective surfaces of the carbon fibers; and applying a sizing agent to cover at least a part of the respective surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: NITTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Maki Onizuka, Takuji Komukai, Daiki Ishii, Jun Inoi
  • Patent number: 11888156
    Abstract: A negative electrode active material including a core including silicon, and a coating layer disposed on at least a portion of a surface of the core and including a coating material, wherein the coating material includes at least one selected from the group consisting of LiaVbO2 and MgH2, wherein 0.5<a<1.5 and 0.5<b<1.5 is provided. Also, a negative electrode including the negative electrode active material and a lithium secondary battery including the negative electrode, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Hyuk Song, Oh Byong Chae, Je Young Kim, Yong Ju Lee
  • Patent number: 11879848
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a composite film structure, the method includes determining a desired morphology for a metallic layer of the composite film structure, selecting a first metal substrate based on the determining, transferring a graphene layer onto the first metal substrate, depositing the metallic layer on the graphene layer to achieve the desired morphology, and removing the first metal substrate from the graphene and the deposited metallic layer to form the composite film structure. A surface energy difference between the first metal substrate and the deposited metallic layer results in the desired morphology of the metallic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Aliaksandr Zaretski, Darren J. Lipomi, Alex Savtchenko, Elena Molokanova, Mark Mercola
  • Patent number: 11880133
    Abstract: Disclosed here is a method for making an architected three-dimensional aerogel, comprising providing a photoresin comprising a solvent, a photoinitiator, a crosslinkable polymer precursor, and a precursor for graphene, metal oxide or metal chalcogenide; curing the photoresin using projection microstereolithography layer-by-layer to produce a wet gel having a pre-designed three dimensional structure; drying the wet gel to produce a dry gel; and pyrolyzing the dry gel to produce an architected three-dimensional aerogel. Also disclosure is a photoresin for projection microstereolithography, comprising a solvent, a photoinitiator, a crosslinkable polymer precursor, and graphene oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Marcus A Worsley, Patrick G. Campbell, Eric B. Duoss, James S. Oakdale, Christopher M. Spadaccini, Ryan Hensleigh
  • Patent number: 11876050
    Abstract: Semiconductor fabrication method for manufacturing an interconnect structure is provided. The semiconductor fabrication method for manufacturing an interconnect structure includes providing a substrate structure comprising a substrate, a first dielectric layer on the substrate, and a metal interconnect line extending through the first dielectric layer; removing a portion of the first dielectric layer on the metal interconnect line to form a recess exposing a surface of the metal interconnect line; forming a graphene layer on the exposed surface of the metal interconnect line; and forming a second dielectric layer filling the recess and covering the graphene layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignees: SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING INTERNATIONAL (SHANGHAI) CORPORATION, SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING INTERNATIONAL (BEIJING) CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ming Zhou
  • Patent number: 11862789
    Abstract: A negative electrode active material that includes an active material core that allows the intercalation and deintercalation of lithium ions; and a conductive material that is attached to a surface of the active material core through an organic linker. The conductive material includes at least one selected from the group consisting of a linear conductive material and a planar conductive material. The organic linker is a compound that includes a hydrophobic structure and a substituent including a polar functional group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Yo Han Kwon, Jae Hyun Lee, Je Young Kim, Yong Ju Lee, In Sung Uhm, Dong Chan Lee, Joonwon Lim
  • Patent number: 11854933
    Abstract: In described examples, a semiconductor wafer with a thermally conductive surface layer comprises a bulk semiconductor layer having a first surface and a second surface, circuitry on the first surface, a metallic layer attached to the first surface or the second surface, and a graphene layer attached to the metallic layer. The first surface opposes the second surface. The metallic layer comprises a transition metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Benjamin Stassen Cook, Nazila Dadvand, Archana Venugopal, Daniel Lee Revier
  • Patent number: 11855502
    Abstract: A winding of at least one conductor element is provided. At least some sections of the winding are enclosed in a casting compound, and the conductor element including an internal conductive material as well as a first sheath layer and a second sheath layer for insulation purposes, the second sheath layer being made of a material that differs from a material of the first sheath layer, and the conductor element further including at least one third sheath layer, wherein the ductility of the third sheath layer is greater than the ductility of the casting compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Becker, Andreas Jahnke
  • Patent number: 11831011
    Abstract: To provide a positive electrode material for a lithium ion battery from which a lithium ion battery capable of enhancing output characteristics at low temperatures can be obtained, a positive electrode for a lithium ion battery in which the positive electrode material for a lithium ion battery is used, and a lithium ion battery including the positive electrode for a lithium ion battery. A positive electrode material for a lithium ion battery consisting of primary particles coated with a carbonaceous film or an agglomerate of the primary particles, in which a powder resistance Y is 500 ?·cm or more and 50000 ?·cm or less, a mass X of the carbonaceous film per unit specific surface area is 0.7 mg/m2 or more and 1.1 mg/m2 or less, and Formula (1) below is satisfied. Y?4.91×106×e?9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignees: SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO., LTD., SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Nozoe, Toyomasa Nakano
  • Patent number: 11831012
    Abstract: Methods, anode material particles, mixtures, anodes and lithium-ion batteries are provided, having passivated silicon-based particles that enable processing in oxidizing environments such as water-based slurries. Methods comprise forming a mixture of silicon particles with nanoparticles (NPs) and a carbon-based binders and/or surfactants, wherein the NPs comprise at least one of: metalloid oxide NPs, metalloid salt NPs and carbon NPs, reducing the mixture to yield a reduced mixture comprising coated silicon particles with a coating providing a passivation layer (possibly amorphous), and consolidating the reduced mixture to form an anode. It is suggested that the NPs provide nucleation sites for the passivation layer on the surface of the silicon particles—enabling significant anode-formation process simplifications such as using water-based slurries—enabled by disclosed methods and anode active material particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: STOREDOT LTD.
    Inventors: Ohad Goldbart, Nitzan Shadmi, Hani Farran, Daniel Aronov
  • Patent number: 11815528
    Abstract: A sensing probe may be formed of a diamond material comprising one or more spin defects that are configured to emit fluorescent light and are located no more than 50 nm from a sensing surface of the sensing probe. The sensing probe may include an optical outcoupling structure formed by the diamond material and configured to optically guide the fluorescent light toward an output end of the optical outcoupling structure. An optical detector may detect the fluorescent light that is emitted from the spin defects and that exits through the output end of the optical outcoupling structure after being optically guided therethrough. A mounting system may hold the sensing probe and control a distance between the sensing surface of the sensing probe and a surface of a sample while permitting relative motion between the sensing surface and the sample surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: Michael S. Grinolds, Sungkun Hong, Patrick Maletinsky, Amir Yacoby
  • Patent number: 11811378
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electronic device, comprising: —a GFET; —noise suppression means comprising: —a modulation unit applying to a gate (G) of the GFET a signal Vg with frequency fm to modulate charge carrier density of a graphene channel around the charge neutrality point between charge carrier density values at frequency fm, —a control unit (CU), and—a demodulation circuit which is CMOS-implemented and that: —comprises first and second circuital branches alternately switchable to demodulate an electrical signal of frequency fm; or—is configured to generate and apply a signal Vb with frequency fmb to a source (S) of the GFET continuously, simultaneously and with a delay td to induce a phase with respect to Vg to yield a maximal demodulated output signal (So). The present invention also concerns to a method for suppressing noise for the device of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignees: FUNDACIÓ, INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTÒNIQUES, INSTITUCIÓ CATALANA DE RECERCA I ESTUDIS AVANÇATS
    Inventors: Stijn Goossens, Frank Koppens, Gerasimos Konstantatos, Carles Monasterio
  • Patent number: 11811066
    Abstract: Provided herein are dry process electrode films, and energy storage devices incorporating the same, including a microparticulate non-fibrillizable binder having certain particle sizes. The electrode films exhibit improved mechanical and processing characteristics. Also provided are methods for processing such microparticulate non-fibrillizable electrode film binders, and for incorporating the microparticulate non-fibrillizable binders in electrode films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: TESLA, INC.
    Inventors: Ziying Wang, Hieu Minh Duong, Yudi Yudi, Joon Ho Shin, Prince Magsino
  • Patent number: 11807535
    Abstract: A composition of graphene-based nanomaterials characterized by at least one area of one atomic layer of graphene monoxide, wherein at least a portion of oxygen molecules present in the graphene monoxide are incorporated into specific crystalline structural moieties, methods of making the same, electrodes in electrochemical devices incorporating the same, and compositions of lithium and graphene monoxide containing materials that result from cycling said electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: COnovate, Inc.
    Inventors: Carol J Hirschmugl, Marija Gajdardziska-Josifovska, Marvin Schofield, Yakov Kutsovsky, Xingkang Huang, Danylo Radevych
  • Patent number: 11791220
    Abstract: A semiconductor device, including: a first well of a first polarity formed in a semiconductor substrate; a source region and a drain region of a second polarity formed in the first well so as to be separated from each other by a predetermined spacing; an impurity region of the first polarity formed so as to surround the source region and the drain region; a first gate oxide film formed on the semiconductor substrate at a position between the source region and the drain region; a second gate oxide film formed on the first gate oxide film; a gate electrode formed on the second gate oxide film; and an impurity layer of the first polarity formed below the first gate oxide film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: LAPIS SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toru Mori
  • Patent number: 11784322
    Abstract: A metal seawater fuel cell includes a single cell or a battery pack which is composed of more than two single cells connected in series or in parallel or in series and parallel through circuits. The single cell has a metal anode arranged oppositely in a sealed single cell housing, a cathode carrying a hydrogen evolution catalyst, and a diaphragm arranged between the metal anode and the cathode, the bottom and the top of the single cell housing are respectively provided with fluid flow channels, and both ends of the fluid flow channels are respectively provided with openings communicated with the interior and exterior of the housing. The metal anode and/or single cell housing is placed in a closed transitional housing. The transitional housing is a degradable material or can be mechanically damaged by a driving device driven and started by a control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Inventors: Erdong Wang, Min Liu, Zhao Yan, Gongquan Sun
  • Patent number: 11784227
    Abstract: A electronic device and a fabrication method is provided. The electronic device having a first electrode and a second electrode. A nano-gap is formed between first and second electrode. The first electrode, the second electrode and the gap may be located in the same layer of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Wayne State University
    Inventors: Leela Mohana Reddy Arava, Nirul Masurkar
  • Patent number: 11776436
    Abstract: A foldable display device includes a display area having a plurality of unit pixels and a non-display area surrounding the display area, and a folding area defined in the display area and the non-display area, and non-folding areas on both sides of the folding area. The foldable display device can further include a first substrate, a second substrate corresponding to the first substrate and including the plurality of unit pixels, a thin film transistor disposed on the second substrate, an organic light emitting diode disposed on the thin film transistor, and a mesh pattern disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate and having a plurality of openings. Openings of the mesh pattern in the folding area are smaller in size than openings of the mesh pattern in the non-folding areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: MinJic Lee, HongSik Kim, Yeseul Han, JeongOk Jo, Kwanghyun Choi
  • Patent number: 11769836
    Abstract: Gate-all-around integrated circuit structures having nanowires with tight vertical spacing, and methods of fabricating gate-all-around integrated circuit structures having nanowires with tight vertical spacing, are described. For example, an integrated circuit structure includes a vertical arrangement of horizontal silicon nanowires. A vertical spacing between vertically adjacent silicon nanowires is less than 6 nanometers. A gate stack is around the vertical arrangement of horizontal silicon nanowires. A first source or drain structure is at a first end of the vertical arrangement of horizontal silicon nanowires, and a second epitaxial source or drain structure is at a second end of the vertical arrangement of horizontal silicon nanowires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Glenn Glass, Anand Murthy, Biswajeet Guha, Tahir Ghani, Susmita Ghose, Zachary Geiger
  • Patent number: 11764320
    Abstract: A method for depositing a conductive coating on a surface is provided, the method including treating the surface by depositing fullerene on the surface to produce a treated surface and depositing the conductive coating on the treated surface. The conductive coating generally includes magnesium. A product and an organic optoelectronic device produced according to the method are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: OTI Lumionics Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Helander, Jacky Qiu, Zhibin Wang, Zheng-hong Lu
  • Patent number: 11760644
    Abstract: An aqueous or organic solvent medium for additive manufacturing technologies comprising a nanocrystal comprising a functional group. The nanocrystal material is selected from a metal oxide, fluoride, metallic, carbon-based, semiconducting quantum dot or combinations thereof. The functional group comprises primary amine, carboxylic acid, lactam ring, polyamide polymer chain or group used to attach a similar functional group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: VADIENT OPTICS, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Leonard Allen, Edward Whitney Elliott, III, John Paul Harmon, Chris Weber, Charles G Dupuy
  • Patent number: 11759555
    Abstract: The invention relates to a medical device comprising a printable electrical component (1), the printable electrical component (1) comprising a plastic substrate (L1) wherein at least electrical component (E) is applied to the plastic substrate, wherein the electrical component (E) comprises a dried conductive ink, wherein the plastic substrate is selected from the group comprising polycarbonate, cycloolefin copolymers, polymethylacrylate, polypropylene and wherein the dried conductive ink comprise silver and/or gold, wherein the electrical component (E) comprises feather-like and/or meander-like and/or spiral-shaped sections, whereby the medical device further comprises a fluid line, wherein the printable electrical component is located on the outside of the fluid line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Dejan Nikolic, Alexander Heide, Daniel Juric, Andre Buelau, Juergen Keck, Jonathan Seybold, Karl-Peter Fritz, Kerstin Glaeser
  • Patent number: 11747330
    Abstract: Electrochemical impedance-based label-free and rapid biosensor for select bodily fluid biomolecule levels. Monoclonal antibodies to of biomolecule such as cortisol were covalently attached to a 16-mercaptohexadecanoic acid functionalized gold working electrode using zero-length crosslinkers N-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-N-ethylcarbodiimide and 10 mM N-hydroxysulfosuccinimide. Cortisol was detected in phosphate buffered saline (simulated tear fluid) using a simple ferrocyanide reagent with a lower limit of detection of 18.73 pM and less than 10% relative standard deviation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jeffrey LaBelle, Tina Hakimi, Brittney Cardinell
  • Patent number: 11746018
    Abstract: A strain engineered material including a monolayer graphene sheet comprising an array of wrinkles induced by deformations in the graphene sheet, the deformations formed by a lattice of underlying nanostructures on a substrate. The lattice of nanostructures comprises rows of the nanostructures and each of the wrinkles comprise a ridge aligned on top of a different one of the rows and along an alignment direction defined by the rows. The deformations pattern a strain distribution in the graphene sheet that induces a periodically varying pseudo magnetic field distribution ranging between a positive value and a negative values. The periodically varying pseudo magnetic field distribution has field magnitude minima located parallel to and between the ridges and field magnitude maxima located near to and parallel to each of the ridges and can be designed for various valleytronic and spintronic device applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Nai-Chang Yeh, Chen-Chih Hsu, Jiaqing Wang, Marcus L. Teague
  • Patent number: 11735493
    Abstract: In order to provide a conductive heat radiation film that can stabilize the shape, a conductive heat radiation film 30 includes: a first heated film 28 including a plurality of first metal particles 27b; and a plurality of carbon nanotubes 24 including tips 24a adhered to the first heated film 28.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Shinichi Hirose, Daiyu Kondo
  • Patent number: 11730055
    Abstract: A compound of formula (I): (Core)n-(X)m wherein Core is a core group; n is 0 and m is 1, or n is 1 and m is at least 1; and X is a group of formula (II): wherein: R1, R3 and R5 are each independently H or a substituent; R2 and R4 are each a substituent; one of R1-R5 is a direct bond or divalent linking group linking the group of formula (II) to Core in the case where n is 1; x and y are 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4; and the compound of formula (I) is substituted with at least one ionic substituent. The compound may be used as an n-dopant to dope an organic semiconductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignees: Cambridge Display Technology Limited, Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited
    Inventors: Thomas Kugler, Sheena Zuberi, Florence Bourcet, Jean-Benoit Giguere
  • Patent number: 11721781
    Abstract: A photodetector having a small form factor and having high detection efficiency with respect to both visible light and infrared rays may include a first electrode, a collector layer on the first electrode, a tunnel barrier layer on the collector layer, a graphene layer on the tunnel barrier layer, an emitter layer on the graphene layer, and a second electrode on the emitter layer. The photodetector may be included in an image sensor. An image sensor may include a substrate, an insulating layer on the substrate, and a plurality of photodetectors on the insulating layer. The photodetectors may be aligned with each other in a direction extending parallel or perpendicular to a top surface of the insulating layer. The photodetector may be included in a LiDAR system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sanghyun Jo, Jaeho Lee, Haeryong Kim, Hyeonjin Shin
  • Patent number: 11685657
    Abstract: A method of forming a pattern in a substrate material includes positioning a layer of a covalent organic framework polymer including nanoscale holes or pores therein over the substrate material as a template having nanoscale holes or pores therein to form a templated assembly and applying an etching process to the templated assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: University of Pittsburgh—Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
    Inventors: Alexander Star, David White
  • Patent number: 11677073
    Abstract: A power storage device with high capacity is provided. Alternatively, a power storage device with excellent cycle characteristics is provided. Alternatively, a power storage device with high charge and discharge efficiency is provided. Alternatively, a power storage device with a long lifetime is provided. A negative electrode active material includes a first region and a second region. The first region includes at least one element selected from Si, Mg, Ca, Ga, Al, Ge, Sn, Pb, Sb, Bi, Ag, Zn, Cd, As, Hg, and In. The second region includes oxygen and the same element as the one included in the first region. The crystallite size of the element included in the first region is larger than or equal to 1 nm and smaller than or equal to 10 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Inoue, Kiyofumi Ogino
  • Patent number: 11670750
    Abstract: A battery electrode composition is provided that comprises a composite material comprising one or more nanocomposites. The nanocomposites may each comprise a planar substrate backbone having a curved geometrical structure, and an active material forming a continuous or substantially continuous film at least partially encasing the substrate backbone. To form an electrode from the electrode composition, a plurality of electrically-interconnected nanocomposites of this type may be aggregated into one or more three-dimensional agglomerations, such as substantially spherical or ellipsoidal granules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gleb Yushin, Kara Evanoff, Oleksandr Magazynskyy
  • Patent number: 11649566
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a graphene fiber is provided. The method includes preparing a source solution including graphene oxide, supplying the source solution into a base solution containing a foreign element to form a graphene oxide fiber, separating the graphene fiber from the base solution and cleaning and drying to obtain the graphene oxide fiber containing the foreign element, and performing thermal treatment to the dried graphene oxide fiber containing the foreign element to form a graphene fiber doped with the foreign element. Elongation percentage of the graphene fiber is adjusted by concentration and spinning rate of the source solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: IUCF-HYU (INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPERATION FOUNDATION HANYANG UNIVERSITY)
    Inventors: Tae Hee Han, Hun Park
  • Patent number: 11640940
    Abstract: An interconnection structure, along with methods of forming such, are described. The interconnection structure includes a first portion of a conductive layer, and the conductive layer includes one or more graphene layers. The first portion of the conductive layer includes a first interface portion and a second interface portion opposite the first interface portion, and each of the first and second interface portion includes a metal disposed between adjacent graphene layers. The structure further includes a second portion of the conductive layer disposed adjacent the first portion of the conductive layer, and the second portion of the conductive layer includes a third interface portion and a fourth interface portion opposite the third interface portion. Each of the third and fourth interface portion includes the metal disposed between adjacent graphene layers. The structure further includes a dielectric material disposed between the first and second portions of the conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Shu-Wei Li, Yu-Chen Chan, Shin-Yi Yang, Ming-Han Lee, Shau-Lin Shue
  • Patent number: 11634575
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermoplastic resin composition, a method of preparing the same, and a molded article including the same. More specifically, the present invention relates to a thermoplastic resin composition including 100 parts by weight of a base resin including a vinyl cyanide compound-conjugated diene compound-aromatic vinyl compound graft copolymer and an ?-methyl styrene compound-vinyl cyanide compound copolymer and 0.4 to 3 parts by weight of an alkoxylated polyethyleneimine, a method of preparing the thermoplastic resin composition, and a molded article including the thermoplastic resin composition. The thermoplastic resin composition according to the present invention has improved chemical resistance to solvents such as thinner without degradation in fluidity and mechanical properties, and thus has excellent paintability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Seunghun Han, Suk Jo Choi, Jinoh Nam, Seong Lyong Kim
  • Patent number: 11624000
    Abstract: This invention discloses formulations of mutually compatible sets of graphene, graphene-carbon, metal and dielectric inks for the fabrication of high performance membrane touch switches (MTS). The compositions of these inks are optimized to achieve higher degree of compatibility with highly engineered polymeric substrates, thereby offering a holistic solution for fabricating high-performance MTS. These sets of materials can also be used for fabrication of sensors, biosensors and RFIDs on flexible substrates, such as polymers and papers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignees: Alpha Assembly Solutions Inc., MacDermid Autotype Limited
    Inventors: Nirmalya Kumar Chaki, Chetan Pravinchandra Shah, Barun Das, Supriya Devarajan, Siuli Sarkar, Rahul Raut, Bawa Singh, Anubhav Rustogi, Anna Jane Harris, Keith Paul Parsons, Jeffrey William Braham
  • Patent number: 11623871
    Abstract: The invention includes apparatus and methods for instantiating rare earth metals in a nanoporous carbon powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Quantum Elements Development Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher J. Nagel
  • Patent number: 11621226
    Abstract: A graphene barrier layer is disclosed. Some embodiments relate to a graphene barrier layer capable of preventing diffusion from a fill layer into a substrate surface and/or vice versa. Some embodiments relate to a graphene barrier layer that prevents diffusion of fluorine from a tungsten layer into the underlying substrate. Additional embodiments relate to electronic devices which contain a graphene barrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Yong Wu, Srinivas Gandikota, Abhijit Basu Mallick, Srinivas D. Nemani
  • Patent number: 11616022
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method for fabricating a semiconductor device. The method includes providing a substrate; forming an insulating layer above the substrate; forming a first opening in the insulating layer; conformally forming a first framework layer in the first opening; forming an energy-removable layer on the first framework layer and filling the first opening; forming a second opening along the energy-removable layer and the first framework layer; conformally forming a second framework layer in the second opening; forming a top contact on the second framework layer and filling the second opening and forming a top conductive layer on the top contact; and performing an energy treatment to transform the energy-removable layer into porous insulating layers on two sides of the top contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tse-Yao Huang
  • Patent number: 11605730
    Abstract: A self-aligned short-channel SASC electronic device includes a first semiconductor layer formed on a substrate; a first metal layer formed on a first portion of the first semiconductor layer; a first dielectric layer formed on the first metal layer and extended with a dielectric extension on a second portion of the first semiconductor layer that extends from the first portion of the first semiconductor layer, the dielectric extension defining a channel length of a channel in the first semiconductor layer; and a gate electrode formed on the substrate and capacitively coupled with the channel. The dielectric extension is conformally grown on the first semiconductor layer in a self-aligned manner. The channel length is less than about 800 nm, preferably, less than about 200 nm, more preferably, about 135 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Mark C. Hersam, Vinod K. Sangwan, Megan E. Beck
  • Patent number: 11594356
    Abstract: Provided are a roll-shaped magnetic field shielding sheet, a method of manufacturing a magnetic field shielding sheet, and an antenna module using the same, which can improve the efficiency of the overall production process by improving a heat treatment process for a thin film magnetic sheet. The magnetic field shielding sheet includes: at least one thin film magnetic sheet; an insulating layer or insulating layers formed on one or either side of the at least one thin film magnetic sheet; and an adhesive layer formed between the insulating layers of the adjacent thin film magnetic sheets to laminate and bond the thin film magnetic sheets, wherein the thin film magnetic sheet is flake-treated to be divided into a plurality of magnetic substance fragments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: AMOSENSE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kil Jae Jang, Dong Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 11593624
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for implementing artificial synapses utilizing SSM cells. A leaky-integrate-and-fire circuit can provide a feedback signal to an SSM cell responsive to a threshold quantity of pulses being applied to the gate from the signal line. A resulting state of the SSM cell can be dependent on a time difference between a latest of the threshold quantity of pulses and an initial pulse of the feedback signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Paolo Fantini
  • Patent number: 11575033
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for assembling molecules on the surface of a two-dimensional material formed on a substrate, the method comprises: forming a spacer layer comprising at least one of an electrically insulating compound or a semiconductor compound on the surface of the two-dimensional material, depositing molecules on the spacer layer, annealing the substrate with spacer layer and the molecules at an elevated temperature for an annealing time duration, wherein the temperature and annealing time are such that at least a portion of the molecules are allowed to diffuse through the spacer layer towards the surface of the two-dimensional material to assemble on the surface of the two-dimensional material. The invention also relates to an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: GRAPHENSIC AB
    Inventors: Samuel Lara-Avila, Hans He, Sergey Kubatkin
  • Patent number: 11575171
    Abstract: A biological cathode and biological battery system for converting carbon feedstock into organic chemicals and producing electrical current is described. The method involves a biological battery system comprising of a reaction vessel and biological cathode electrode. The organic chemicals are processed in a space having at least one anode and at least one cathode with cathode electrode having biologically active material adjacent to at least one layer of the cathode electrode. The material can be a gel, liquid, or solid. This system can be carried out to process organic waste in an environmentally friendly manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Inventor: Pei Zhang
  • Patent number: 11560629
    Abstract: Articles prepared by additive manufacturing of preforms that are coated by electrodeposition of nanolaminate materials, and methods of their production are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: MODUMETAL, INC.
    Inventors: John D. Whitaker, Richard Caldwell, Chad Jennings
  • Patent number: 11561192
    Abstract: An electrical device includes at least one graphene quantum capacitance varactor. In some examples, the graphene quantum capacitance varactor includes an insulator layer, a graphene layer disposed on the insulator layer, a dielectric layer disposed on the graphene layer, a gate electrode formed on the dielectric layer, and at least one contact electrode disposed on the graphene layer and making electrical contact with the graphene layer. In other examples, the graphene quantum capacitance varactor includes an insulator layer, a gate electrode recessed in the insulator layer, a dielectric layer formed on the gate electrode, a graphene layer formed on the dielectric layer, wherein the graphene layer comprises an exposed surface opposite the dielectric layer, and at least one contact electrode formed on the graphene layer and making electrical contact with the graphene layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventor: Steven J. Koester
  • Patent number: 11557741
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device includes a first electrode and a second electrode facing each other, a photoelectric conversion layer between the first electrode and the second electrode and configured to absorb light in at least one part of a wavelength spectrum of light and to convert it into an electric signal, and an organic auxiliary layer between the first electrode and the photoelectric conversion layer and having a higher charge mobility than a charge mobility of the photoelectric conversion layer. An organic sensor may include the photoelectric conversion device. An electronic device may include the organic sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chul Joon Heo, Kyung Bae Park, Hyun Bum Kang, Sung Jun Park, Jeong Il Park, Chul Baik, Ji Soo Shin, Sung Young Yun, Gae Hwang Lee, Don-Wook Lee, Eun Kyung Lee, Yong Wan Jin, Yeong Suk Choi, Taejin Choi
  • Patent number: 11548811
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are graphene coatings characterized by a porous, three-dimensional, spherical structure having a hollow core, along with methods for forming such graphene coatings on glasses, glass-ceramics, ceramics, and crystalline materials. Such coatings can be further coated with organic or inorganic layers and are useful in chemical and electronic applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignees: Corning Incorporated, ICFO—THE INSTITUTE OF PHOTONIC SCIENCES, INSTITUCIÓ CATALANA DE RECERCA I ESTUDIS AVANÇATS (ICREA)
    Inventors: Connie Li, Xinyuan Liu, Miriam Marchena Martín-Francés, Valerio Pruneri, Wageesha Senaratne, Zhen Song, Kamal Kishore Soni
  • Patent number: 11545309
    Abstract: The present invention relates in part to a method of fabricating graphene structures from graphene oxide by reducing the graphene oxide on a patterned substrate. The invention also relates in part to graphene structures produced using said method and electrodes and capacitors comprising said graphene structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY AND AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE
    Inventors: Manas Ranjan Gartia, Ardalan Chaichi
  • Patent number: 11536664
    Abstract: The method for detecting a biomolecule by surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy is a spectroscopic method of detecting a virus in a biological sample. A target substrate is prepared by depositing nanoparticles of a metal on a substrate of silicon nanowires. The nanoparticles may be gold, silver or a combination thereof. The far-field Raman spectra of at least one biomolecule associated with the virus are obtained. The biological fluid sample to be tested is then applied on the target substrate, and the surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy spectra of the biological fluid sample on the target substrate are obtained. The far-field Raman spectra of the at least one biomolecule are compared against the surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy spectra of the biological fluid sample on the target substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: KING FAISAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Chawki Awada, Mohammed Ba Abdullah