US Pat. No. 9,437,347

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AN ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE DEVICE

CONDALIGN AS, Kjeller (N...

1. A method for manufacturing an ESD device having at least one anisotropic conductive or dissipative layer comprising a mixture
of a nonconductive matrix and conductive particles, wherein the method comprises:
a) applying a layer of the mixture over a first surface of the ESD device, the mixture having a first viscosity which allows
the conductive particles to rearrange within the layer;

b) applying an electric field between two alignment electrodes over the layer, so that a number of the conductive particles
are aligned with the field, thus creating conductive pathways, wherein at least one of the electrodes is not in direct contact
with the layer while the electric field is applied; and

c) changing the viscosity of the layer to a second viscosity, said second viscosity being higher than the first viscosity
in order to mechanically stabilize the layer and preserve the conductive pathways,

wherein a concentration of the conductive particles in the layer is below the percolation threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,780,354

BATTERY ELECTRODE MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME

CONDALIGN AS, Kjeller (N...

1. A method for manufacturing a battery electrode material, comprising
a) applying an electric field to a mixture comprising at least one polymer, conductive particles and at least one solvent
whereby said conductive particles become arranged between the electrodes in at least two lines that are oriented in the same
direction as the electric field line, and

b) stabilizing the at least one polymer, conductive particles and at least one solvent by removing at least some of said at
least one solvent while maintaining the electric field in step a) whereby the at least two lines of conductive particles remain
in their position when said electric field is removed,

wherein the at least one polymer is selected from the group consisting of polyvinyldifluoride, carboxymethylcellulose, styrene
butadiene rubber, poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene), polyacrylic acid and alginate.

US Pat. No. 9,169,601

METHOD FOR FORMING AN ANISOTROPIC CONDUCTIVE PAPER AND A PAPER THUS FORMED

CONDALIGN AS, Kjeller (N...

1. A method for treating a paper to provide at least a part of the paper with anisotropic electric conductivity, comprising
applying to the paper a dispersion comprising a non-aqueous, liquid dispersing agent and electrically conductive particles,
applying an electric field over at least part of the paper, so that a number of the conductive particles are aligned with
the field, thus creating electrically conductive pathways;

wholly or partially eliminating the dispersing agent and allowing the paper to dry thereby stabilizing and preserving the
electrically conductive pathways in the paper.

US Pat. No. 10,071,902

METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING CONDUCTIVE PARTICLES INTO CONDUCTIVE PATHWAYS AND SENSORS THUS FORMED

CONDALIGN AS, Kjeller (N...

1. A method for forming a sensor on a substrate, the method comprising, in the following order:a. forming a layer of a mixture comprising a matrix and conductive particles on a substrate, the mixture having a first viscosity which allows the conductive particles to rearrange within the layer;
b. applying an electric field over the layer with electrodes, so that a number of the conductive particles are assembled and aligned with the electric field, thus creating one or more anisotropic conductive pathways in the layer, wherein at least one of the electrodes that applies the electric field to assemble and align the conductive particles is not in direct contact with the layer while the electric field is applied;
c. changing the viscosity of the layer to a second viscosity, said second viscosity being higher than the first viscosity, in order to mechanically stabilize the layer and preserve the one or more anisotropic conductive pathways.

US Pat. No. 10,090,076

ANISOTROPIC CONDUCTIVE POLYMER MATERIAL

Condalign AS, Kjeller (N...

1. A method for producing a polymer composition with the ability to be cured by UV light to an anisotropic electrically conductive polymer layer, comprising the steps of:providing a non-conductive matrix of a flowable polymer composition having inherent photocurability;
adding to said matrix conductive particles having a predetermined aspect ratio in an amount sufficiently low to allow the concentration of the conductive particles to be maintained at a level lower than the percolation threshold of isotropic mixture; and
placing the thus formed composition in a receptacle in which exposure to UV light is prevented;
wherein the aspect ratio is defined as the ratio between the largest linear dimension of a particle and the largest dimension perpendicular to said largest dimension,
wherein the aspect ratio for a majority of the conductive particles is in the range below 5,
wherein the aspect ratio for at least 75% of the particles is in the range below 10, and
wherein the aspect ratio for at least 90% of the conductive particles is in the range below 20.

US Pat. No. 10,561,048

ANISOTROPIC CONDUCTING BODY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

CONDALIGN AS, Kjeller (N...

1. A method for forming a body comprising a mixture of a matrix and conductive particles having a low aspect ratio, the method comprising:a) providing a mixture comprising a matrix capable of being stabilized and conductive particles;
b) aligning the conductive particles into conductive pathways by applying an electric field between alignment electrodes, wherein the electric field is in the order of 0.1-20 kV/cm;
c) stabilizing the mixture, and
d) totally or partly removing the matrix from the mixture, after stabilizing,
wherein the conductive particles are at least one infusible conductive particle, a metallic particle, a metal oxide particle, and a colloidal metal particle.