Nanoparticle (structure Having Three Dimensions Of 100 Nm Or Less) Patents (Class 977/773)
  • Patent number: 11557838
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a liquid crystal phase shifter and an antenna, which relate to the field of electromagnetic waves and can adjust carrier frequencies applicable to the liquid crystal phase shifter, improving compatibility of the liquid crystal phase shifter. The liquid crystal phase shifter includes at least one phase-shifting unit. The phase-shifting unit includes a microstrip line and a phase-controlled electrode, the microstrip line includes a plurality of sub-microstrip lines, each sub-microstrip line includes two ends and a transmission portion connected between the two ends, and any two adjacent sub-microstrip lines share one end. The phase-shifting unit further includes feed terminals located on a side of the first substrate facing away from the second substrate or on a side of the second substrate facing away from the first substrate, and each of the feed terminals overlaps the corresponding end respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Inventors: Donghua Wang, Bo Wu, Yingru Hu
  • Patent number: 11548264
    Abstract: An electrical insulation sheet comprising a resin composition layer, wherein one surface side has a higher relative permittivity at a frequency of 1 MHz than the relative permittivity of an other surface side, and a circuit pattern is formed on the one surface side, a laminated body comprising the electrical insulation sheet and a metal plate on a metal base plate in that order, wherein a circuit pattern is formed on the metal plate, and a substrate comprising the electrical insulation sheet and a metal plate on a metal base plate in that order, wherein the metal plate has a circuit pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Inventors: Rui Zhang, Keigo Oowashi, Kouji Ashiba, Aki Kouma, Shohei Mizuno
  • Patent number: 11548810
    Abstract: An article that includes: a glass-based substrate comprising a thickness, a primary surface and a compressive stress region that extends from the primary surface to a selected depth; and a textured region defined by the primary surface. The textured region comprises a surface roughness (Ra) of at least 10 nm. The article can also comprise a Knoop Scratch Threshold of at least 9 Newtons (N).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Jaymin Amin, Robert Randall Hancock, Jr., Raymond Chih Chung Hsiao, Yuhui Jin, Aize Li
  • Patent number: 11545675
    Abstract: A metal-air battery includes an anode; a low-dimensional catalyst cathode; and an electrolyte; wherein: the low-dimensional catalyst cathode comprises a functional metal layer on a carbon support overcoated with a catalyst layer; the electrolyte comprises an aprotic solvent that is an ether-based solvent, a fluorinated ether-based solvent, an oligo (ethylene oxide) solvent, or a mixture of any two or more thereof; and the electrolyte is free of carbonate solvents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: UChicago Argonne, LLC
    Inventors: Xiaoqiao Zeng, Khalil Amine, Jun Lu, Yuanyuan Guo
  • Patent number: 11542432
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for synthesizing a semiconducting nanosized material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventors: David Mocatta, Amir Holtzman, Inbal Davidi, Shany Neyshtadt
  • Patent number: 11536840
    Abstract: A method for recognizing an object located in an object space includes emitting a distance measuring pulse into the object space by a signal time-of-flight based distance measuring unit. The object is provided with a marker which, in response to the influence of the distance measuring pulse, emits electromagnetic marker radiation in which object information for the object recognition is stored. The method further includes recording the marker radiation by an electrical radiation detector and the object information for object recognition being assigned to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventor: Andre Nauen
  • Patent number: 11530750
    Abstract: A valve assembly comprising a valve guide and one or more weights coupled to and/or integral with the valve guide. The valve assembly may further comprising a valve body and a valve stem connecting the valve body to the valve guide. The valve assembly may be disposed in a fluid end of a positive displacement pump that is operated to flow a wellbore servicing fluid into a wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Aric Martin Gillispie, James Alan Olis, David Mark Stribling
  • Patent number: 11531026
    Abstract: A method for cellular separation, including: combining sperm with magnetic particles comprising a negative zeta potential charge to form an admixture, each magnetic particle being no greater than 1,000 nm; binding a subpopulation of said sperm to said magnetic particles through an electrical charge interaction to provide a bound subpopulation; and magnetically separating said bound subpopulation from unbound sperm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Inguran, LLC
    Inventor: Kristie Krug
  • Patent number: 11512219
    Abstract: The present invention provides a high PVC aqueous coating composition that provides coatings with improved beading effect and good stain resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Zhen Qian, Wei Cui, Jianming Xu
  • Patent number: 11510981
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for immunotherapy, which include shelf-stable pharmaceutical compositions for inducing antigen-specific T cells. Such compositions are employed as components of an artificial antigen presenting cell (aAPC), to provide a patient with complexes for presentation of an antigen (e.g., a tumor antigen) and/or a T cell co-stimulatory molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: NexImmune, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce McCreedy
  • Patent number: 11504740
    Abstract: To provide a water/oil repellent article which presents little burden on the environment, while being excellent in water/oil repellency, washing durability of the water repellency and friction durability of the water repellency; a method for producing such a water/oil repellent article; and a water/oil repellent composition and a water/oil repellent kit to be used for producing such a water/oil repellent article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Yukiko Shiota, Hiroyuki Hara, Akira Isobe, Reika Fukuda
  • Patent number: 11505870
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a method for efficiently spitting water into hydrogen and oxygen using a nanocomposite that includes ((BiVO4)x—(TiO2)1-x, wherein x ranges from 0.08 to 0.12, and optionally silver nanoparticles; methods for making a nanocomposite used in this method by a simple solvothermal method; and to photoanodes and photoelectrochemical cells and devices containing the nanocomposites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Safyan A. Khan, Shahid Ali, Manzar Sohail, Ibrahim Khan, Mohamed A. Morsy
  • Patent number: 11499929
    Abstract: An infrared-detecting device, includes an infrared detector configured to emit a signal representative of the thermal radiation of a hotspot, and a light source configured to emit an incident beam, preferably in a window of UV or visible wavelength. The infrared-detecting device furthermore comprises a synchronizing device connected to the light source and to the infrared detector or to the processing module, and configured to emit a synchronization signal, the infrared detector being configured to be activated in a preset time window depending on said synchronization signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventors: Yannick De Wilde, Elodie Perros, Valentina Krachmalnicoff, Rémi Carminati, Albert-Claude Boccara
  • Patent number: 11482686
    Abstract: A light emitting device including a first electrode and a second electrode spaced from each other, and, a light emitting film between the first electrode and the second electrode, wherein the light emitting film has a first surface facing the second electrode and a second surface opposite thereto, the light emitting film includes a quantum dot layer including a plurality of quantum dots and a matrix including a metal chalcogenide, the plurality of quantum dots includes selenium, the matrix covers at least a portion of the quantum dot layer, the metal chalcogenide comprises zinc and sulfur, and in an X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic analysis of the first surface of the light emitting film, a mole ratio of zinc with respect to selenium is greater than or equal to about 2:1 and a mole ratio of sulfur with respect to selenium is greater than or equal to about 1.1:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventors: Kwanghee Kim, Moon Gyu Han, Eun Joo Jang, Hyo Sook Jang
  • Patent number: 11482781
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an electromagnetic wave adjusting device, including a first substrate, a first conductive element, a second substrate, a second conductive element, and a dielectric layer. The first conductive element is disposed on the first substrate. The second substrate is opposite to the first substrate. The second conductive element is disposed on the second substrate and faces the first substrate, in which the first conductive element has an overlapping region which overlaps the second conductive element. The dielectric layer is disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate. The electromagnetic wave adjusting device includes a working region and a non-working region. The working region includes the overlapping region. The non-working region is disposed outside the working region. A first region in the non-working region and a second region in the working region have the same film-layer stack structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Innolux Corporation
    Inventor: Zhi-Fu Huang
  • Patent number: 11475999
    Abstract: One of the key challenges in healthcare and personal care industries is arriving at an optimum delivery vehicle and formulation which can deliver a specified active molecule to an intended site of action with minimal or no side effects. This disclosure relates to method of designing and testing of a vehicle and formulation for delivery of an active molecule. A plurality of inputs is processed to generate plurality of drug delivery routes. The vehicle associated with formulation is designed based on plurality of parameters associated with the active molecule and the plurality of drug delivery routes. The designed vehicle associated with the formulation on an in-silico model of corresponding chosen drug delivery route is tested to obtain data associated with delivery of the active molecule. The data associated with delivery of the active molecule is reiteratively processed to obtain a desired data associated with the delivery of the active molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Rakesh Gupta, Aditya Pareek, Balarama Sridhar Dwadasi, Beena Rai, Venkataramana Runkana
  • Patent number: 11465912
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to porous manganese oxide nanoparticles which include flocculated primary nanoparticles, with air pores formed between the primary nanoparticles. Unlike in the prior art, the porous manganese oxide nanoparticles of the disclosure have 6 nm or less MnO2 primary nanoparticles and Mn3O4 primary nanoparticles uniformly mixed and flocculated, exhibiting a 16 times higher specific surface area as compared with the conventional manganese oxide particles and superior storage characteristics and stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventors: Hyung Mo Jeong, Kyu Hyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 11466199
    Abstract: A slickwater fracturing fluid that includes a brine with dissolved solids, an anionic friction reducing additive, a polysaccharide, and a nanomaterial that includes nanoparticles with an average particle size between about 1 nm and about 500 nm. The polysaccharide and the anionic friction reducing additive synergistically reduce friction of the slickwater fracturing fluid so as to increase an injection rate of the slickwater fracturing fluid. Also, the polysaccharide, the anionic friction reducing additive, and the nanomaterial synergistically provide viscosity to the slickwater fracturing fluid so as to increase proppant transport capability. Also described is a method of fracturing a subterranean formation by pumping the slickwater fracturing fluid into a borehole and fracturing the subterranean formation with the slickwater fracturing fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Leiming Li, Chunli Li, Liang Xu, Philip D. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11446918
    Abstract: A method of applying a pattern to a nonplanar surface. A stamp has a major surface with pattern elements having a lateral dimension of greater than 0 and less than about 5 microns. The major surface of the stamp has a functionalizing molecule with a functional group selected to chemically bind to the nonplanar surface. The stamp is positioned to initiate rolling contact with the nonplanar surface, and contacts the nonplanar surface to form a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) of the functionalizing material thereon and impart the arrangement of pattern elements thereto. The major surface of the stamp is translated with respect to the nonplanar surface such that: a contact pressure is controlled at an interface between the stamping surfaces and the nonplanar surface, and a contact force at the interface is allowed to vary while the stamping surfaces and the nonplanar surface are in contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventors: James Zhu, Karl K. Stensvad, Daniel M. Lentz, Thomas J. Metzler, Moses M. David
  • Patent number: 11410760
    Abstract: A medical evaluation system operates by: receiving a set of medical scans of a medical scan protocol captured for a patient, the set of medical scans corresponding to a proper subset of a plurality of sequence types; generating abnormality data by performing an inference function on the set of medical scans, wherein the inference function utilizes a computer vision model trained on a plurality of medical scans corresponding to the proper subset of the plurality of sequence types; calculating a confidence score for the abnormality data; generating first additional sequence data, wherein when the confidence score compares unfavorably to a confidence score threshold, the first additional sequence data indicates at least one first additional medical scan of the patient, corresponding to a first at least one of the plurality of sequence types not included in the proper subset of the plurality of sequence types, and when the confidence score compares favorably to the confidence score threshold, the first additional
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventors: Kevin Lyman, Anthony Upton, Ben Covington
  • Patent number: 11402348
    Abstract: Numerous embodiments of a bubble detection apparatus and method are disclosed. In one embodiment, a bubble detection module is placed into a liquid to be monitored. The module comprises a physical structure housing a nanowire sensing element. The liquid flows through the physical structure. An electric bias is placed across the nanowire sensing element, and the resistance of the nanowire sensing element changes when a bubble is in contact with the element. A change in voltage or current of the bias signal can be measured to identify the exact instances when a bubble is in contact with the nanowire sensing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: INSTRUMEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Gilad Arwatz, Jeffrey Diament, James Borthwick
  • Patent number: 11338249
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses an anti-haze anti-harmful gas air filter membrane as well as a preparation method and application thereof. The air filter membrane comprises a nano fiber membrane made of nano fibers and having a two-dimensional or three-dimensional network structure. The nano fiber membrane can be a high-molecular polymer nano fiber membrane prepared by utilizing an electrostatic spinning process, and can also be doped with an organic or inorganic additive capable of adsorbing and absorbing harmful gases, such as VOCs, NOx, SOx and NH3, in the air and/or a photocatalyst capable of degrading these harmful gases in a photocatalysis manner, or the like. The anti-haze anti-harmful gas air filter membrane disclosed by the disclosure can efficiently filter PM2.5 and PM10 particulate pollutants and the like in the air and simultaneously can efficiently identify and clear multiple harmful gases in the air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Inventors: Zhigang Zhao, Zhen Wang, Shan Cong
  • Patent number: 9433591
    Abstract: A process for making nanoparticles of biocompatible materials is described, wherein an aqueous reaction mixture comprising a metal ion, a biguanide, an oxidant, and water; optionally further comprising an alpha-amino acid or a nucleobase; is provided along with temperature conditions to directly form within the reaction mixture, a stable dispersion of metal-containing nanoparticles. Biocompatible nanoparticles comprised of cerium and a biguanide, and optionally containing an alpha-amino acid or a nucleobase, are also described. The use of metal oxide nanoparticles comprising a biguanide as a nanoparticle core/corona in the preparation of nanoscale ionic (liquid) material compositions is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: CERION, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Joseph Reed, Ashley Renée Versaggi, Wendi Ann Costanzo
  • Patent number: 9120710
    Abstract: Reactive nanocomposites, foams, and structures comprising functionalized metal nanoparticles that are incorporated into a fluorinated polymer matrix using an in-situ polymerization process and methods of making and using the same. The reactive nanocomposites, foams, and structures according to the present invention demonstrate enhanced mechanical properties due to the direct chemical integration of the nano-metal fuel particles into the fluoropolymer matrix. In addition, the reactive nanocomposites, foams, and structures may be processed using conventional polymer processing and may be used to fabricate materials such as reactive liners, casings, and other components and inserts. The intense heat produced during reaction may further be used in a variety of applications such as disinfection, decontamination, and/or destruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Christopher A. Crouse, Jonathan E. Spowart, Christian J. Pierce, Breanna K. Hardenstein
  • Publication number: 20150148870
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for preparing noble metal nanoparticles, comprising the following steps: a) preparing an Olea Europaea fruit extract; b) preparing an Acacia Nilotica extract; c) mixing the Olea Europaea fruit extract and the Acacia Nilotica extract for preparing a mixed extract; d) providing an aqueous solution containing a noble metal compound dissolved therein; e) mixing the mixed extract obtained in step c) and the aqueous solution of step d) to form noble metal nanoparticles; noble metal nanoparticles obtained thereby and their use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Awatif Ahmed HENDI, Manal A. AWAD, Nada E. EISA, Khaled M. ORTASHI
  • Patent number: 9038829
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and material for using a sorbent material to capture and stabilize mercury. The method for using sorbent material to capture and stabilize mercury contains the following steps. First, the sorbent material is provided. The sorbent material, in one embodiment, is nano-particles. In a preferred embodiment, the nano-particles are unstabilized nano-Se. Next, the sorbent material is exposed to mercury in an environment. As a result, the sorbent material captures and stabilizes mercury from the environment. In the preferred embodiment, the environment is an indoor space in which a fluorescent has broken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Brown University
    Inventors: Robert H. Hurt, Steven P. Hamburg, Love Sarin, Indrek Kulaots
  • Patent number: 9040449
    Abstract: Nanoparticle catalyst compositions and methods for preparation of same are described. The nanoparticle catalysts are platinum-free and are useful in effecting selective ring-opening reactions, for example in upgrading heavy oil. The catalyst may be of monometallic composition, or may comprise an alloyed or core-shell bimetallic composition. The nanoparticles are of controlled size and shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Governors of the University of Alberta
    Inventors: Natalia Semagina, Xing Yin, Jing Shen, Kavithaa Loganathan
  • Patent number: 9040105
    Abstract: A process for the production of nanocrystals or amorphous nanoparticles of actives (nanomaterials), especially from the peels of grapes. A dispersion of a micrometer-sized material in a solution of surfactant or a steric stabilizer is first provided. The macrosuspension is then stirred for at least 1 minute at a rotational speed above 500 rpm using a rotor-stator mixer. The stirred mixture is passed through a jet stream or piston-gas type high pressure homogenizer. The nanomaterials produced can be incorporated into formulations for use as nutraceutical, nutritional supplement, or as supportive treatment in medical therapy. The active can be derived from the peels of grapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: PHARMASOL GMBH
    Inventor: Cornelia Keck
  • Patent number: 9040156
    Abstract: This invention relates to whitlockite and a method for manufacturing the same. The method includes adding, to water, a calcium ion supplying material and a cation supplying material containing a cation (X) other than the calcium ion to prepare a cation aqueous solution, adding a phosphoric acid supplying material to the cation aqueous solution, and aging the cation aqueous solution including the phosphoric acid supplying material. As a result, whitlockite having high purity and high crystallinity can be mass produced using a simple process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventors: Kug Sun Hong, Ki Tae Nam, Hae Lin Jang, Hyun Seung Ryu, Kyoung Suk Jin
  • Patent number: 9041032
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a light emitting diode including a strain-enhanced well layer. The light emitting diode includes an n-contact layer, an active layer having a barrier layer and a well layer, a p-contact layer, and a strain-enhancing layer configured to enhance a strain applied to the well layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joo Won Choi, Yoo Dae Han, Jeong Hun Heo
  • Patent number: 9040158
    Abstract: A generic route for synthesis of asymmetric nanostructures. This approach utilizes submicron magnetic particles (Fe3O4—SiO2) as recyclable solid substrates for the assembly of asymmetric nanostructures and purification of the final product. Importantly, an additional SiO2 layer is employed as a mediation layer to allow for selective modification of target nanoparticles. The partially patched nanoparticles are used as building blocks for different kinds of complex asymmetric nanostructures that cannot be fabricated by conventional approaches. The potential applications such as ultra-sensitive substrates for surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) have been included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: UChicago Argonne LLC
    Inventors: Yugang Sun, Yongxing Hu
  • Patent number: 9040428
    Abstract: Hemispheres and spheres are formed and employed for a plurality of applications. Hemispheres are employed to form a substrate having an upper surface and a lower surface. The upper surface includes peaks of pillars which have a base attached to the lower surface. The peaks have a density defined at the upper surface by an array of hemispherical metal structures that act as a mask during an etch to remove substrate material down to the lower surface during formation of the pillars. The pillars are dense and uniform and include a microscale average diameter. The spheres are formed as independent metal spheres or nanoparticles for other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventors: Augustin J. Hong, Woo-Shik Jung, Jeehwan Kim, Jae-Woong Nahum, Devendra K. Sadana
  • Publication number: 20150139894
    Abstract: The following invention relates to a novel and efficient nanoparticles synthesis reactor and process production. More particularly, the present invention is applied to the synthesis of nanostructured tin dioxide. The benefits provided by the invention can be seen in various gaseous reactions where occurs the formation of solid and gaseous phases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Diego Manuel Ferreira Lusquinos Fontanez, Francisco José Moura
  • Patent number: 9034206
    Abstract: Disclosed is a halogen silicate luminescent material having a chemical structural formula of (N1?a?bEuaMnb)10Si6O21Cl2 with xM nanoparticles, and the preparation method thereof, where M is at least one of Ag, Au, Pt and Pd, N is an alkaline earth metal and specifically at least one of Mg, Ca, Sr and Ba, 0<x?1×10?2, 0 M<a?0.3, and 0<b<0.3. The above halogen silicate luminescent material having the core-shell structure utilizes the surface plasmon resonance generated by the surface of metal nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Ocean's King Lighting Science & Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mingjie Zhou, Jun Liu, Wenbo Ma
  • Patent number: 9034215
    Abstract: The present invention provides a noble metal fine particle with a protein adsorbed thereon, including a noble metal fine particle, and a protein adsorbed on a surface of the noble metal fine particle. The protein has an isoelectric point in a range of pH 4.0 to 7.5. An amount of the protein adsorbed is in a range of 3 to 55.1 wt % with respect to a total weight of the noble metal fine particle and the protein. The noble metal fine particle with a protein adsorbed thereon according to the present invention has excellent redispersibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Nippon Sheet Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Ryohei Ogawa, Kiyoshi Miyashita, Masamichi Kezuka
  • Patent number: 9034169
    Abstract: The method for detection of cyanide in water is a method for the detection of a highly toxic pollutant, cyanide, in water using ZnO2 nanoparticles synthesized locally by an elegant Pulsed Laser Ablation technique. ZnO2 nanoparticles having a median size of 4 nm are synthesized from pure zinc metal target under UV laser irradiation in a 1-10% H2O2 environment in deionized water. The synthesized ZnO2 nanoparticles are suspended in dimethyl formamide in the presence of Nafion, and then ultrasonicated to create a homogenous suspension, which is used to prepare a thin film of ZnO2 nanoparticles on a metal electrode. The electrode is used for cyanide detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventors: Mohammed Ashraf Gondal, Qasem Ahmed Qasem Drmosh, Z. H. Yamani, Tawfik Abdo Saleh
  • Patent number: 9034380
    Abstract: Materials and Methods are disclosed for producing nanoparticles linked to antibacterial ligands, including antibiotics and/or molecules which bind to bacterial markers, and for the use of the nanoparticles for the treatment of conditions treatable by the antibiotic ligands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Midatech Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas William Rademacher, Godfrey Bradman, Soledad Penades Ullate, Rafael Ojeda Martinez De Castilla
  • Patent number: 9034354
    Abstract: Provided are antibacterial and antimicrobial surface coatings and dental materials by utilizing the antimicrobial properties of copper chalcogenide and/or copper halide (CuQ, where Q=chalcogens including oxygen, or halogens, or nothing). An antimicrobial barrier is created by incorporation of CuQ nanoparticles of an appropriate size and at a concentration necessary and sufficient to create a unique bioelectrical environment. The unique bioelectrical environment results in biocidal effectiveness through a multi-factorial mechanism comprising a combination of the intrinsic quantum flux of copper (Cu0, Cu1+, Cu2+) ions and the high surface-to-volume electron sink facilitated by the nanoparticle. The result is the constant quantum flux of copper which manifests and establishes the antimicrobial environment preventing or inhibiting the growth of bacteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignees: MUSC Foundation for Research Development, Clemson University
    Inventors: Walter George Renne, Anthony Samuel Mennito, Michael Gerard Schmidt, Jompobe Vuthiganon, George Chumanov
  • Patent number: 9034073
    Abstract: A method for making a metal-based nano-composite material is disclosed. In the method, a semi-solid state metal-based material is provided. The semi-solid state metal-based material is stirred and nano-sized reinforcements are added into the semi-solid state metal-based material to obtain a semi-solid state mixture. The semi-solid state mixture is heated to a temperature above a liquidus temperature of the metal-based material, to achieve a liquid-metal-nano-sized reinforcement mixture. The liquid-metal-nano-sized reinforcement mixture is ultrasonically processed at a temperature above the liquidus temperature by conducting ultrasonic vibrations to the liquid-metal-nano-sized reinforcement mixture along different directions at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wen-Zhen Li, Shi-Ying Liu
  • Patent number: 9028957
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to the preparation of colloidal dispersions or suspensions of inorganic materials with nano-sized and nano-structured morphologies, preferably the nanosheet form, compositions produced by this method, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Tina T. Salguero, Darrah Johnson-McDaniel, Christopher A. Barrett
  • Patent number: 9028880
    Abstract: The invention provide a silica nanoparticle comprising a non-porous matrix of silicon-oxygen bonds, wherein the matrix comprises organic agents conjugated to silicon or oxygen atoms in the matrix, the organic agents are conjugated to the matrix through linker L groups, wherein the linker L comprises, for example, an ester, urea, thiourea, or thio ether group, and wherein the diameter of the nanoparticle is about 15 nm to about 200 nm. The invention also provides novel methods of making and using the silica nanoparticles described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Jianjun Cheng, Li Tang
  • Patent number: 9028873
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to compositions and methods for producing nanoparticles to provide relatively more rapid delivery of such particles across the blood-brain barrier. The nanoparticles may be formed from bis-quaternary pyridinium-aldoxime salts that may also be of a specific polymorphic structure and which may be formed in either hydrophobic or hydrophilic type liquid media. In addition, the nanoparticle for transport across the blood-brain barrier may comprise a polymeric resin encapsulating a bis-quaternary pyridinium-2-aldoxime salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Southwest Research Institute
    Inventors: Joseph A. McDonough, Hong Dixon, Larry A. Cabell
  • Patent number: 9029936
    Abstract: A memory device includes a semiconductor channel, a tunnel dielectric layer located over the semiconductor channel, a first charge trap including a plurality of electrically conductive nanodots located over the tunnel dielectric layer, dielectric separation layer located over the nanodots, a second charge trap including a continuous metal layer located over the separation layer, a blocking dielectric located over the second charge trap, and a control gate located over the blocking dielectric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: SanDisk Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Vinod Purayath, George Samachisa, George Matamis, James Kai, Yuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 9029016
    Abstract: Provided are a negative active material, a method of preparing the same, and a lithium battery including the negative active material. The negative active material includes a carbonaceous core that has a sulfur content of about 10 ppm to 900 ppm; and an amorphous carbon layer continuously formed on a surface of the carbonaceous core, wherein the carbonaceous core has a crystalloid plate structure, and a crystallite size measured from a full width at half maximum of the peak with respect to the surface (002) of about 10 nm to about 45 nm in an X-ray diffraction spectrum of the carbonaceous core. The lithium battery including a negative electrode including the negative active material has improved capacity characteristics and ring lifetime characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: So-Ra Lee, Chang-Su Shin, Ui-Song Do, Beom-Kwon Kim, Jae-Myung Kim
  • Patent number: 9029355
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, the invention is directed to composition comprising stable particles comprising ganaxolone, wherein the volume weighted median diameter (D50) of the particles is from about 50 nm to about 500 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Marinus Pharmaceuticals
    Inventors: Kenneth Shaw, Mingbao Zhang
  • Patent number: 9023659
    Abstract: Disclosed is a quantum dot-embedded silica nanoparticle having plural quantum dots embedded within the silica nanoparticle, wherein the number of quantum dots existing in a concentric area within 10% of a radius from a center of the silica nanoparticle accounts for 10 to 70% of the number of total quantum dots embedded in the silica nanoparticle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic, Inc.
    Inventors: Takuji Aimiya, Masaru Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9023886
    Abstract: Provided are compositions and methods for preparation and administration of an oral nanosuspension of a poorly soluble drug with improved bioavailability. The method is optimized through microfluidization process with water soluble polymeric excipients in the absence of surfactants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Celgene Corporation
    Inventors: Ming J. Chen, Ho-Wah Hui, Thomas Lee, Paul Kurtulik, Sekhar Surapaneni
  • Patent number: 9023457
    Abstract: Described herein are various methods for making textured articles, textured articles that have improved fingerprint resistance, and methods of using the textured articles. The methods generally make use of masks comprising nanostructured metal-containing features to produce textured surfaces that also comprise nanostructured features. These nanostructured features in the textured surfaces can render the surfaces hydrophobic and oleophobic, thereby beneficially providing the articles with improved fingerprint resistance relative to similar or identical articles that lack the texturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Albert Carrilero, Prantik Mazumder, Johann Osmond, Valerio Pruneri, Paul Arthur Sachenik, Lili Tian
  • Patent number: 9023388
    Abstract: A high-efficacy, long-acting formulation of silibinin, comprising silibinin solid dispersion, silibinin-loaded silica nanoparticles, slow-release matrix material and release enhancer, wherein the mass ratio of these components is silibinin solid dispersion:silibinin-loaded silica nanoparticles:slow-release matrix material:release enhancer=1:0.5˜1.25:0.1˜0.3:0.1˜0.3; the drug loading rate of the said silibinin-loaded silica nanoparticles is 51.29˜51.77%; the said silibinin solid dispersion contains povidone K30, soybean lecithin, acrylic resin IV, wherein the mass ratio between silibinin and other medical accessories is silibinin:povidone K30:soybean lecithin:acrylic resin IV=1:1˜3:0.3˜0.8:0.2˜0.5. Compared with the existing formulations, the half life of the high-efficacy, long-acting formulation of silibinin disclosed in this invention is 14.8 times longer while the mean residence time (MRT) of which is 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Jiangsu University
    Inventors: Ximing Xu, Jiangnan Yu, Xia Cao, Yuan Zhu
  • Patent number: 9023469
    Abstract: Basic zinc cyanurate fine particles are produced by subjecting a mixed slurry to wet dispersion using a dispersion medium at a temperature in the range of 5 to 55° C., the mixed slurry being formed by blending water, cyanuric acid, and at least one component selected from zinc oxide and basic zinc carbonate such that the cyanuric acid concentration is 0.1 to 10.0 mass % with respect to water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Isao Oota, Masaki Oiwamoto, Takeshi Suwa