US Pat. No. 9,315,882

METHOD FOR PREPARING ANODE ACTIVE MATERIAL, ANODE ACTIVE MATERIAL PREPARED THEREFROM AND LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY HAVING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A lithium secondary battery, comprising:
a cathode;
an anode; and
a separator interposed between the cathode and the anode, wherein the anode comprises:
a current collector; and
an anode active material layer formed on at least one surface of the current collector and comprising an anode active material,
wherein the anode active material comprising a core-shell structured (SiOx—Liy)—C composite (0
wherein the core-shell structured (SiOx—Liy)—C composite comprises an unreacted oxygen-containing lithium salt in an amount of 5 wt % or less, and by-products of the
reaction between an oxygen-containing lithium salt and silicon oxide in an amount of 10 wt % or less, and

wherein the battery has a normalized capacity at the 50th cycle of greater than 85%.

US Pat. No. 9,315,639

OPTICAL FILMS, PHASE DIFFERENCE FILMS, AND LCD COMPRISING THE SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. An optical film consisting essentially of:
a graft copolymer including one type of (meth)acryl based resins of which the glass transition temperature is less than 0°
C. and one type of (meth)acryl based resins of which the glass transition temperature is 0° C. or more, and

a resin that has styrene or derivatives thereof,
wherein the (meth)acryl based resins of which the glass transition temperature is less than 0° C. comprises (meth)acryl based
monomer and (meth)acrylic acid ester based monomer having a functional group,

wherein the amount of the (meth)acrylic acid ester based monomer having a functional group is in the range of 0.1 to 50 mole
%,

wherein the graft copolymer has a structure in which the (meth)acryl based resins of which the glass transition temperature
is less than 0° C. form a main chain and the (meth)acryl based resins of which the glass transition temperature is 0° C. or
more form a side chain,

wherein the side chain is introduced into the main chain via a functional group capable of reacting with a radical, and
wherein the functional group capable of reacting with a radical is a —SH group.

US Pat. No. 9,315,659

RESIN COMPOSITION AND OPTICAL COMPENSATION FILM FORMED USING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A resin composition comprising a combination of (A) a 2 member copolymer consisting of 80 to 97 weight parts of (a) alkyl
(meth)acrylate units and 3 to 20 weight parts of (c) 3 to 6 heterocyclic units substituted with at least one carbonyl group
with respect to 100 weight parts of the copolymer (A), and (B) a 2 member copolymer consisting of 50 to 99 weight parts of
(b) styrene units and 1 to 50 weight parts of (d) vinyl cyanide units with respect to 100 weight parts of the copolymer (B);
wherein the (c) 3 to 6 heterocyclic units substituted with at least one carbonyl group are selected from the group consisting
of maleimide and lactam;

wherein the resin composition further comprises a phenoxy-based resin, and wherein the phenoxy based resin includes 5 to 10,000
of at least one unit represented by the following formula 1:


US Pat. No. 9,315,596

METHOD FOR PRODUCTION OF VINYL CHLORIDE-BASED POLYMER BY SUSPENSION POLYMERIZATION

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A method of preparing vinyl chloride polymer comprising:
suspension-polymerizing vinyl chloride monomer in the presence of a protective colloid auxiliary, a polymerization initiator
at a polymerization temperature,

introducing additional vinyl chloride monomer
(a) when the polymerization conversion rate reaches from 30 to 40%; and
(b) when the polymerization conversion rate reaches from 60 to 70%,
suspension-polymerizing the additional vinyl chloride monomer at the polymerization temperature, and
adding one or more antioxidants selected from a group consisting of a phenol based antioxidant, an amine based antioxidant,
a sulfur based antioxidant and a phosphate based antioxidant when the pressure of a reactor reaches 6.0 kg/cm2, to complete the suspension-polymerizing,

wherein the additional vinyl chloride monomer is not introduced when the polymerization conversion rate is between 40 to 60%,
wherein the amount of the additional vinyl chloride monomer added when the polymerization conversion rate reaches between
30 and 40% is from 15 to 25 weight part for 100 weight part of the total amount of the monomer;

wherein the amount of the additional vinyl chloride monomer added when the polymerization conversion rates reaches between
60 to 70% is from 15 to 25 weight part for 100 weight part of the total amount of the monomer;

wherein the protective colloid auxiliary is present in an amount of between 0.05 and 2.5 weight part for 100 weight part of
the total amount of the monomer, and

wherein the polymerization initiator is present in an amount of between 0.02 and 0.2 weight part for 100 weight part of the
total amount of the monomer.

US Pat. No. 9,315,605

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ELASTOMER USING A TRANSITION METAL CATALYST

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A method of producing an ethylene-propylene-diene elastomer, which comprises a step of polymerizing ethylene, propylene,
and a diene monomer in the presence of a catalyst composition comprising (1,2,3,4-tetrahydroquinoline-8-yl)[tetramethylcyclopentadienyl-N]titanium
dimethyl;
wherein the step of polymerizing is a continuous solution polymerization;
wherein the ethylene-propylene-diene elastomer has a density of 0.860-0.895 g/cm3, and

wherein the ethylene-propylene-diene elastomer has an ethylene content of being at least 20% by weight but less than 90% by
weight, a propylene content of 10 to 80% by weight, and a diene monomer content of being greater than 0 but no more than 20%
by weight.

US Pat. No. 9,318,771

ELECTROLYTE FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICE, METHOD FOR PREPARING THE ELECTROLYTE AND ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICE INCLUDING THE ELECTROLYTE

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A method for preparing a solid electrolyte comprising a composite of a composite of a plastic crystal matrix electrolyte
doped with an ionic salt and a crosslinked polymer structure, the method comprising:
(S1) mixing the plastic crystal matrix electrolyte doped with the ionic salt and a monomer having two or more crosslinkable
functional groups to prepare a solution; and

(S2) polymerizing only the monomer of the solution to form the crosslinked polymer structure in the presence of the plastic
crystal matrix electrolyte.

US Pat. No. 9,316,696

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ESTIMATING POWER OF SECONDARY BLENDED COMPRISING BLENDED CATHODE MATERIAL

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. An apparatus for estimating a power of a secondary battery including a blended cathode material including at least a first
cathode material and a second cathode material, the apparatus comprising:
a discharging means configured to discharge a secondary battery under conditions of a plurality of discharge rates different
from each other and larger than a transition discharge rate corresponding to a state of charge (SOC) of the secondary battery,
wherein a cathode material into which a working ion is mainly intercalated changes from the first cathode material to the
second cathode material based on the transition discharge rate when the secondary battery is discharged;

a sensor means configured to measure a plurality of discharge termination voltages corresponding to the conditions of the
plurality of discharge rates; and

a control means configured to approximate a correlation between the plurality of discharge rates and the plurality of discharge
termination voltages by a two-dimensional linear equation, calculate a maximum discharge rate of the secondary battery corresponding
to a minimum discharge voltage using the linear equation, and estimate a maximum power of the secondary battery from the calculated
maximum discharge rate.

US Pat. No. 9,307,638

FLEXIBLE METAL LAMINATE

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A flexible metal laminate, including a polymer resin layer including a polyimide resin including a repeating unit represented
by the following Chemical Formula 1, a dispersing agent dispersed in the polymer resin layer, and a fluororesin,
wherein the fluororesin is more distributed through the inside of the polymer resin layer than at both surfaces of the polymer
resin layer:


wherein, in Chemical Formula 1, Y1 is a tetravalent aromatic organic functional group, X is a divalent aromatic organic functional group, and n is an integer
of 1 to 300,

the dispersing agent includes one or more polymers selected from the group consisting of a polyester-based polymer, a polyether
modified polydimethylsiloxane, and a polyester/polyamine polymer,

the polymer resin layer has a dielectric constant of 2.2 to 2.8 at 5 GHz,
wherein the content of the fluororesin per unit volume of the polymer resin layer increases with the depth until 20% of the
total thickness from both surfaces of the polymer resin layer, and

the flexible metal laminate has a coefficient of thermal expansion of 1 ppm to 28 ppm at 100° C. to 200° C.

US Pat. No. 9,318,541

POLYMER FILM, FLEXIBLE LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT DISPLAY DEVICE, AND ROLLABLE DISPLAY DEVICE

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A polymer film comprising:
a binder resin having a weight average molecular weight of 30,000 to 800,000; and
a polyrotaxane including a macrocycle to which a lactone-based compound is bonded, a linear molecule penetrating into the
macrocycle, and a blocking group arranged at both ends of the linear molecule to prevent the macrocycle from being separated,

wherein a rate of a polyrotaxane in which an end of the lactone-based compound is substituted by a (meth)acrylate-based compound
in the entire polyrotaxane is 40 mol % to 70 mol %, and

the polymer film is bent over a mandrel having a diameter of 10 mm or less without cracking in a mandrel test.

US Pat. No. 9,120,836

METHOD FOR PREPARING TRANSITION METAL COMPLEXES, TRANSITION METAL COMPLEXES PREPARED USING THE METHOD, CATALYST COMPOSITION CONTAINING THE COMPLEXES

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A transition metal complex represented by Formula 6 below:

wherein R1, R2, R3, and R4 are each independently an alkyl radical having 1 to 20 carbon atoms or an alkenyl radical having 2 to 20 carbon atoms; at
least two of R1, R2, R3, and R4 are connected to each other to form an aromatic ring having 5 to 20 carbon atoms;

R5, R6, R7, and R8 are each independently a hydrogen atom; a halogen radical; or an alkyl radical having 1 to 20 carbon atoms or an aryl radical
having 5 to 20 carbon atoms; and at least two of R5, R6, R7, and R8 are optionally connected to each other to form an aliphatic ring having 5 to 20 carbon atoms or an aromatic ring having 5
to 20 carbon atoms;

R9 is a hydrogen atom; a branched or linear alkyl radical having 2 to 3 carbon atoms; or an aryl radical having 5 to 20 carbon
atoms;

M is a transition metal belonging to Group 4; and
Q1 and Q2 are an alkyl radical having 1 to 20 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 9,318,733

ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY OF STAIR-LIKE STRUCTURE

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A lithium secondary battery comprising:
an electrode assembly including:
an even number of unit cells, each of the unit cells having a structure in which electrode plates having opposite polarities
are stacked in a height direction on the basis of a plane in a state in which a separator plate is disposed between the electrode
plates, an uppermost electrode plate and a lowermost electrode plate have the same polarity, and electrode tabs protrude from
the electrode plates, and

a single, monolithic sheet type separation film to cover one major surface, another major surface, and sides of each of the
unit cells, which constitute an electrode tab non-formation region,

wherein the unit cells are stacked in the height direction on the basis of the plane such that the electrode plates having
opposite polarities face each other in a state in which the separation film is disposed between the electrode plates,

wherein at least two of the stacked unit cells have different sizes, whereby the electrode assembly has a stair-like structure,
and

wherein the separation film is disposed in contact with the major surface, the another major surface, and the sides of each
of the unit cells,

wherein the electrode assembly is mounted in a battery case in a sealed state such that the electrode assembly is impregnated
with an electrolyte.

US Pat. No. 9,120,891

METHOD FOR PREPARING POLYLACTATE AND COPOLYMER THEREOF USING A MUTANT MICROORGANISM WITH ENHANCED POLYLACTATE, AND THE COPOLYMER PRODUCING CAPABILITY THEREOF

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A method of preparing polylactate (PLA), comprising:
preparing a mutant microorganism in which a gene coding for an enzyme participating in an acetate-producing pathway is inactivated
in the mutant microorganism or a gene coding for an enzyme re-converting acetate into acetyl CoA is amplified by over-expression
of a gene to increase the productivity of the CoA donor, and a gene coding for an enzyme participating in conversion of pyruvate
into lactate is amplified by over-expression of a gene to increase the productivity of the lactate;

incubating the mutant microorganism in a medium containing glucose or glucose and hydroxyalkanoate; and
recovering PLA from the mutant microorganism,
wherein the enzyme participating in the acetate-producing pathway is acetate kinase A,
wherein the enzyme re-converting the acetate into the acetyl CoA is acetyl-CoA synthetase, and
wherein the enzyme participating in the conversion of the pyruvate into the lactate is lactate dehydrogenase A.
US Pat. No. 9,447,285

COATING COMPOSITION

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A coating composition, comprising a tri- to hexafunctional acrylate-based monomer, a thermosetting prepolymer composition,
a photoinitiator, an inorganic fine particle and an organic solvent, wherein the tri- to hexafunctional acrylate-based monomer
and the thermosetting prepolymer composition are used at a weight ratio of 1:0.1 to 1:1.2, as measured on the basis of solid
components thereof.
US Pat. No. 9,315,697

MULTI-BLOCK COPOLYMER

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A multi-block copolymer, comprising:
a first block having a glass transition temperature of ?10° C. or less;
a second block having a glass transition temperature of 50° C. or more; and
a third block having a glass transition temperature of ?10° C. or less,
wherein the multi-block copolymer is a tri-block copolymer in which the first and third blocks are coupled at both ends of
the second block,

wherein a crosslinkable functional group is present in the first or third block, and
wherein the first or third block comprises a polymerized unit of 90 to 99.9 parts by weight of an acrylic acid ester monomer
and 0.1 to 10 parts by weight of a copolymerizable monomer having the crosslinkable functional group.

US Pat. No. 9,316,769

OPTICAL FILM

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A liquid crystal display, comprising:
a liquid crystal panel having an upper polarizing plate and a lower polarizing plate which are attached to upper and lower
portions of the liquid crystal panel, respectively; and

a light source formed at a lower portion of the lower polarizing plate of the liquid crystal panel,
wherein the lower polarizing plate is a reflective polarizing plate, comprising:
a polarizer having an optical transmission axis and an optical absorption axis perpendicular to the transmission axis; and
an optical film comprising an anisotropic layer that comprises a dichroic dye capable of forming a lyotropic liquid crystal
phase,

wherein an absolute value of the difference between the refractive index with respect to light that has wavelength within
the range of visible light and that has polarized axis in a direction parallel to an optical transition dipole moment of an
anisotropically absorbing fragment of the dichroic dye and the refractive index with respect to light that has wavelength
within the range of visible light and that has polarized axis in a direction perpendicular to an optical transition dipole
moment of an anisotropically absorbing fragment of the dichroic dye is 0.2 or more;

wherein light having a polarized axis in a direction parallel to the optical transition dipole moment is reflected by the
anisotropic layer, and light having polarized axis in a direction perpendicular to the optical transition dipole moment is
transmitted through the anisotropic layer; and

wherein the optical transition dipole moment of the dichroic dye or a projection of the optical transition dipole moment on
the anisotropic layer plane is parallel to the optical absorption axis of the polarizer.

US Pat. No. 9,447,288

ANTI-REFLECTIVE COATING COMPOSITION PROVIDING IMPROVED SCRATCH RESISTANCE, ANTI-REFLECTIVE FILM USING THE SAME, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. An anti-reflective coating composition comprising
a (meth)acrylate-based compound;
5 to 50 parts by weight of hollow particles;
1 to 30 parts by weight of a first initiator having a molecular weight of less than 420;
1 to 20 parts by weight of a second initiator having a molecular weight of 420 to 1000; and
100 to 500 parts by weight of a solvent,
based on 100 parts by weight of the (meth)acrylate-based compound.

US Pat. No. 9,315,015

PRINTED MATERIAL FIXING PIECE, PRINTING DEVICE, AND PRINTING METHOD

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A reverse offset printing device comprising:
a fixing apparatus fixing a printed substrate, and comprising a plurality of engraved portions which are capable of fixing
a plurality of printed substrates; and at least one vacuum hole or vacuum passage provided at a lower portion of the engraved
portion;

a printed substrate stage on which the fixing apparatus is capable of being fixed;
a cliché comprising a pattern portion corresponding to a transferred pattern position on a printed substrate which is fixed
on the fixing apparatus; and

a cliché stage.
US Pat. No. 9,315,658

ALKYL(METH)ACRYLATE-BASED THERMOPLASTIC RESIN COMPOSITION AND THERMOPLASTIC RESIN WITH HIGH SCRATCH RESISTANCE AND LOW YELLOWNESS

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. An alkyl(meth)acrylate-based thermoplastic resin composition comprising:
a bulk polymer comprising an alkyl(meth)acrylate-based monomer;
a graft copolymer comprising an alkyl(meth)acrylate-based monomer; and
a phenol-based antioxidant,
wherein the composition comprises 70 to 90% by weight of the bulk polymer consisting of alkyl(meth)acrylate-based monomer
and an aromatic vinyl monomer copolymer, and 10 to 30% by weight of the graft copolymer comprising the alkyl(meth)acrylate-based
monomer, an aromatic vinyl monomer, and a vinyl cyan-based monomer present in a single shell grafted onto a core comprising
a conjugated diene-based rubber polymer,

wherein the graft copolymer comprises a vinyl cyan-based monomer in an amount of 0.5 to 2.97% by weight based on the total
weight of the composition,

wherein the phenol-based antioxidant is contained in the thermoplastic resin composition in an amount of 0.5 to 2 parts by
weight based on 100 parts by weight of the thermoplastic resin composition, and

wherein the bulk polymer further comprises 0.01 to 1 parts by weight of an antioxidant based on 100 parts by weight of the
total weight of monomers for bulk polymerization.

US Pat. No. 9,276,247

SEPARATOR AND ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICE COMPRISING THE SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A separator comprising:
a porous substrate,
a porous coating layer comprising inorganic particles formed on at least one surface of the porous substrate and comprising
a mixture of inorganic particles and a binder polymer, and

a continuous or discontinuous binder polymer patterned layer present on the surface of the porous coating layer,
wherein the patterned layer comprises coated portions and uncoated portions on said porous coating layer,
wherein the uncoated portions form continuous or discontinuous grooves between the coated portions, and
wherein the grooves have a width of 0.1 to 50 mm.

US Pat. No. 9,269,750

ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. An organic light emitting device, comprising:
a substrate; and
two or more stacked organic light emitting elements, wherein the stacked organic light emitting elements are disposed at an
interval apart from each other on the substrate,

wherein each of the stacked organic light emitting elements comprises
a first electrode;
a first organic material layer;
a first intermediate electrode;
a second organic material layer;
a second intermediate electrode;
a third organic material layer;
a third intermediate electrode;
a fourth organic material layer;
a second electrode;
a first connection electrode which electrically connects the first electrode, the second intermediate electrode, and the second
electrode; and

a second connection electrode which electrically connects the first intermediate electrode and the third intermediate electrode,
a first group of electrodes of each of the stacked organic light emitting elements are the first electrode, the second intermediate
electrode, and the second electrode, which are electrically connected by the first connection electrode to become a common
electric potential, and

a second group of electrodes are the first intermediate electrode and the third intermediate electrode, which are electrically
connected by the second connection electrode to become a common electric potential, and

as a form, in which the first connection electrode, which forms a first group of electrodes of one stacked organic light emitting
element among the stacked organic light emitting elements, is directly connected to the second connection electrode which
forms a second group of electrodes of another stacked organic light emitting element, is provided, the first group of electrodes
of one stacked organic light emitting element of the stacked organic light emitting elements and a first group of electrodes
of another adjacent stacked organic light emitting element are continuously connected in series and a second group of electrodes
of one stacked organic light emitting element among the stacked organic light emitting elements and the second group of electrodes
of another adjacent stacked organic light emitting element are continuously connected in series, and each of the stacked organic
light emitting elements is driven by the alternating current power source.

US Pat. No. 9,313,883

CONDUCTIVE SUBSTRATE AND TOUCH SCREEN HAVING SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A conducting substrate, comprising:
a board; and
an electric conducting pattern provided on at least one surface of the board,
wherein the electric conducting pattern comprises a border structure of continuously connected closed figures,
wherein a number of vertexes of the closed figures is 1.9 to 2.1 times larger than a number of vertexes of quadrangles, where
the number of the quardrangles are the same as the number of the closed figures,

wherein when an image of a transmission type diffraction pattern is obtained by radiating straight light emitted from a light
source to the electric conducting pattern on the conducting substrate, the image has a value of the following Equation 2 of
less than 21,

(standard deviation of intensities of the transmission type diffraction patterns according to an angle region / an average
of intensity of the transmission type diffraction pattern according to the angle region)×100  [Equation 2]

wherein the angle region is a region where 0 to 360° are divided every 10° from a center of the image of the transmission
type diffraction pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,462,682

CONDUCTIVE STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A conductive structure body comprising:
a substrate;
a conductive layer; and
a darkening layer satisfying the following Equations 1 and 2 to light having at least one wavelength of light having the wavelength
of 550 to 650 nm:


wherein,
|R| is a parameter for reducing visuality of the conductive structure body,
n is a refractive index, k is an extinction coefficient, RMetal is a reflectance of the conductive layer,

d is a thickness of the darkening layer, and ? is the wavelength of light.
US Pat. No. 9,318,777

SECONDARY BATTERY HAVING IMPROVED SAFETY

LG CHEM, LTD, Seoul (KR)...

1. A secondary battery comprising an electrode assembly including a cathode, an anode, a separator interposed between the
cathode and the anode and an electrolyte, the secondary battery comprising a HF scavenger in the electrolyte,
wherein the cathode comprises lithium manganese composite oxide with a spinel structure represented by the following Formula
2 as a cathode active material:

LixNiyMn2-yO4  (2)

wherein 0.9?x?1.2 and 0.4?y?0.5;
wherein the anode comprises lithium titanium oxide (LTO) represented by Formula 4:
LiaTibO4  (4)

wherein 0.5?a?3 and 1?b?2.5; and
wherein the HF scavenger is contained in the electrolyte in an amount of 0.1% to 10%, based on the total weight of the electrolyte.

US Pat. No. 9,310,441

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ESTIMATING STAGE OF CHARGE OF BATTERY

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

11. A battery state of charging estimating method, comprising:
obtaining an input/output power pattern of a battery by analyzing an input/output power of the battery during a predetermined
time;

determining a current application status of the battery by analyzing the input/output power pattern of the battery;
calculating a state of charging (SOC) of the battery using an SOC estimation algorithm corresponding to the current application
status of the battery; and

managing the status and performance of the battery with a battery management system based on the SOC of the battery received
from the SOC calculating unit.

US Pat. No. 9,255,973

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ESTIMATING LONG TERM CHARACTERISTICS OF BATTERY

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A computer having a computer-readable medium on which a system for estimating long term characteristics of a battery is
recorded, the system comprising:
a learning data input unit configured to receive a first plurality of initial charging capacity variation data sets for the
battery, each initial charging capacity variation data set respectively obtained at a plurality of initial cycles when the
battery has been periodically charged and discharged in a predetermined number of cycles, and receive a first long term charging
capacity variation data set for the battery obtained at a predetermined latter long term cycle after the initial cycles during
the predetermined number of cycles, wherein one cycle refers to one charging and one discharging of the battery and the charging
capacity variation data includes a plurality of charging capacity values in accordance with varying of a charging voltage
or a charging time;

a measurement data input unit configured to receive a second plurality of initial charging capacity variation data sets respectively
measured during the initial cycles of the predetermined number of cycles for the battery to be an object for estimating a
second long term charging capacity variation data set predicted at the predetermined latter long term cycle of the predetermined
number of cycles;

an artificial neural network operation unit configured to receive the first plurality of initial charging capacity variation
data sets and the first long term charging capacity data set from the learning data input unit to allow learning of an artificial
neural network, receive the measured second plurality of initial charging capacity variation data sets from the measurement
data input unit and apply the learned artificial neural network thereto, and thus determine the second long term charging
capacity variation data set predicted at the predetermined latter long term cycle of the predetermined number of cycles from
the measured second plurality of the initial charging capacity variation data sets; and

a display device configured to output the determined second long term charging capacity variation data set.
US Pat. No. 9,427,725

SUPER ABSORBENT POLYMER AND A PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A super absorbent polymer (SAP), comprising
a base polymer powder comprising a crosslinked polymer of at least partially neutralized water-soluble ethylenic unsaturated
monomer of acrylic acid; and

a surface crosslinking layer formed on the base polymer powder,
wherein the surface crosslinking layer is obtained by crosslinking the surface of the base polymer powder with a C2-C8 diol-based or glycol-based compound, and the surface crosslinking is performed by spraying a surface treatment aqueous solution
comprising the C2-C8 diol-based or glycol-based compound on the base polymer powder with the spray angle of 10 to 30° and carrying out the surface
crosslinking reaction at 120 to 250° C. for 10 to 120 minutes,

wherein the SAP has the SPAN value of 1.2 or less, represented by the following Mathematical Formula 1, and
satisfies the absorbing rate under load (ARUL) represented by the following Mathematical Formula 2:
SPAN=[D(90%)?D(10%)]/D(50%)?1.2  [Mathematical Formula 1]

in Mathematical Formula 1,
D(90%) is the diameter of the particle when the accumulated weight from the smallest particle becomes 90%, when the SAP particles
are arranged in order of particle diameter measured according to EDANA method WSP 220.2,

D(10%) is the diameter of the particle when the accumulated weight from the smallest particle becomes 10%, when the SAP particles
are arranged in order of particle diameter measured according to EDANA method WSP 220.2, and

D(50%) is the diameter of the particle when the accumulated weight from the smallest particle becomes 50%, when the SAP particles
are arranged in order of particle diameter measured according to EDANA method WSP 220.2,

1.0>ARUL=AUP(10 min)/AUP(60 min)>0.70  [Mathematical Formula 2]
in Mathematical Formula 2,
AUP (10min) is the absorbency under pressure after 10 mins represented by the following Mathematical Formula 3, and AUP (60
min) is the absorbency under pressure after 60 mins represented by the following Mathematical Formula 3,

AUP(g/g)=[Wb(g)?Wa(g)]/weight of absorbent polymer(g)  [Mathematical Formula 3]

in Mathematical Formula 3,
Wa (g) is the sum of the weight of the absorbent polymer and the weight of the device capable of providing load to the absorbent
polymer, and

Wb (g) is the sum of the weight of the absorbent polymer in which moisture is absorbed under load (0.7 psi) for a given time
of 10 mins or 60 mins and the weight of the device capable of providing load to the absorbent polymer.

US Pat. No. 9,318,738

LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY INCLUDING MULTI-LAYERED ACTIVE MATERIAL LAYERS

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A lithium secondary battery comprising:
(1) a cathode in which a cathode collector; a first cathode active material layer including a spinel-structured lithium manganese
oxide active material on at least one surface of the cathode collector; and a second cathode active material layer including
a layer-structured lithium composite oxide active material on the first cathode active material layer are sequentially formed;
and

(2) an anode in which an anode collector; a first anode active material layer including an amorphous carbon-based active material
on at least one surface of the anode collector; and a second anode active material layer including at least one selected from
the group consisting of a silicon (Si)-based material, and a tin (Sn)-based material on the first anode active material layer
are sequentially formed,

wherein the silicon (Si)-based material comprises any one selected from the group consisting of single Si; a Si—C composite
formed by mechanical alloying of Si and a carbonaceous material; a composite formed by mechanical alloying of Si and metal;
a carbon-Si nanocomposite; Si coated with Si oxide and carbon, or Si oxide; and a mixture of two or more thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,108,521

BATTERY CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A battery control apparatus provided in a vehicle battery pack for controlling the battery pack, which can be charged in
an emergency, the battery control apparatus comprising:
an emergency charging unit including an external charging terminal to which an external charging power is connected from outside,
thereby directly applying power to a main battery pack from the outside, a first voltage measurement unit configured to measure
the voltage of the external charging terminal, and an emergency charging switch configured to switch the connection between
the external charging terminal and the main battery pack; and

an emergency control unit configured to switch to an emergency charging mode by turning on the emergency charging switch based
on the voltage measurement of the first voltage measurement unit.

US Pat. No. 9,281,481

POLYMERIC FLUORESCENT MATERIAL

LG CHEM LTD., Seoul (KR)...

1. A polymeric fluorescent material comprising a mesoporous acrylamide polymer including at least one repeating unit of Chemical
Formula 1, wherein it is used for a fluorescence- or light-emitting substance in white illumination, an organic light emitting
diode, an organic solar cell, a color filter for a display device, a backlight, a chemosensor, or fluorescence imaging for
detection:

in Chemical Formula 1,
n is an integer of 15 to 1800,
R is hydrogen or methyl,
R? is X,

X is —Z—R?,
Y is an alkylene of C1 to C10,

Z is an arylene of C6 to C20, and

R? is a linear or branched hydrocarbon of C10 to C20, or a linear or branched perfluorohydrocarbon of C10 to C20.

US Pat. No. 9,397,511

SAFETY DEVICE FOR BATTERY PACK HAVING INSERTED-TYPED DISCONNECT MEMBER

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A safety device mounted in a battery pack comprising one or more battery modules, each of which comprises a plurality of
unit modules electrically connected to each other, to interrupt a flow of electric current in the battery pack in an abnormal
state of the battery pack, the safety device comprising:
a safety device case provided with a connection terminal connected to a main cable of the battery pack; and
a circuit breaker unit mounted into the safety device case from an outside of the battery pack in an insertion fashion such
that the circuit breaker unit is electrically connected to the connection terminal in a state in which the circuit breaker
unit is mounted in the safety device case and the circuit breaker unit is electrically disconnected from the connection terminal
in a state in which the circuit breaker unit is separated from the safety device case.

US Pat. No. 9,252,409

MIDDLE OR LARGE-SIZED BATTERY PACK OF NOVEL AIR COOLING STRUCTURE

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A battery pack having two or more hexahedral battery modules, each including a plurality of chargeable and dischargeable
plate-shaped battery cells or unit modules (unit cells) within a battery module case, mounted in a pack case, wherein
the battery pack is used as a power source for driving a vehicle, has a battery capacity of 5 KWh or more, and removes heat
generated during the charge and discharge of the unit cells using an air cooling method,

the unit cells of each of the battery modules are vertically stacked within the battery module such that the number of the
unit cells corresponds to a height of a battery pack installation space defined in the vehicle while neighboring unit cells
within the battery module are spaced apart from each other such that a coolant channel is defined between the respective unit
cells within the battery module to minimize friction of the coolant passing through the space defined between the respective
unit cells,

the pack case is formed in a shape corresponding to the battery pack installation space in the vehicle, the hexahedral battery
modules being arranged in an inner space of the pack case, a coolant for removing heat from the unit cells is introduced through
at least one side of the pack case at a first end of the battery pack, passes through the battery modules horizontally, and
is discharged through the other side of the pack case at the first end,

the battery pack, installation space in the vehicle is a space defined above or below a center floor panel where a shaft interconnecting
a front drive unit and a rear drive unit of the vehicle is located, located, and

the battery pack, which is installed in the space defined above or below the center floor panel, and is constructed to have
a structure in which two or more battery modules are mounted in the pack case such that the battery modules are arranged in
the longitudinal direction in tight contact, and a coolant suction port and a coolant discharge port are formed at one side
of the pack case such that a coolant is introduced through the coolant suction port, flows along one-side inner space of the
pack case in the longitudinal direction, passes through the battery modules horizontally, flows along the other-side inner
space of the pack case in the longitudinal direction, and is then discharged to the outside through coolant discharge port.

US Pat. No. 9,345,130

CONDUCTIVE SUBSTRATE COMPRISING CONDUCTIVE PATTERN AND TOUCH PANEL COMPRISING SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A conductive substrate comprising:
a transparent substrate, and
a conductive pattern comprising a conductive line provided on the transparent substrate,
wherein the conductive pattern comprises two or more conductive lines spaced from each other in a longitudinal direction of
the conductive line, and a distance between nearest-adjacent ends of two or more conductive lines spaced from each other is
15 ?m or less,

wherein the conductive pattern comprises one or more selected from the group consisting of metal and a metal alloy,
wherein the conductive pattern comprises an irregular pattern including an edge structure of continuously connected closed
figures, with the closed figures not having the same shape in a predetermined unit area (1 cm×1 cm) in the irregular pattern,
and with the number of vertexes of the closed figures being different from the number of vertexes of the same number of quadrangles
as the closed figures.

US Pat. No. 9,045,633

THERMOPLASTIC POLYCARBONATE RESIN COMPOSITION

Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd., ...

1. A thermoplastic polycarbonate resin composition comprising:
about 50 to about 70 wt % of a polycarbonate resin;
about 5 to about 20 wt % of a vinyl cyanide compound-conjugated diene-vinyl aromatic hydrocarbon copolymer;
about 10 to about 30 wt % of a polyester resin;
about 3 to about 15 wt % of a maleimide-based copolymer;
about 2 to about 10 wt % of an impact modifier; and
about 0.1 to about 1.0 wt % of a nucleating agent,
wherein the polycarbonate resin has a melt index of about 2 to about 20 g/10 min (300° C., 2.16 kg).

US Pat. No. 9,307,633

CONDUCTIVE STRUCTURE, TOUCH PANEL, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A conductive structure, comprising:
a) a base;
b) a conductive pattern provided on at least one side of the base; and
c) a darkening layer provided on the upper surface and the lower surface of the conductive pattern, provided on at least a
part of the side of the conductive pattern, and provided in an area corresponding to the conductive pattern,

wherein the conductive pattern consists of gold, silver, aluminum, copper, neodymium, molybdenum, nickel or an alloy thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,284,386

ANSA-METALLOCENE COMPOUND AND METHOD FOR PREPARING SUPPORTED CATALYST USING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. An ansa-metallocene compound represented by the following Chemical Formula 1:

wherein M1 is a transition metal of Group 3, Group 4, or Group 5 of the Periodic Table, or of an actinide or lanthanide; X's, which are
optionally the same or different, are each a halogen; R1 and R2 are independently an alkyl having 1 to 4 carbon atoms; R3 and R3?, which are optionally the same or different, are independently an alkyl having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkenyl having 2
to 20 carbon atoms, or an arylalkyl having 7 to 20 carbon atoms; R4 and R4?, which are optionally the same or different, are independently an aryl having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, or an alkylaryl having
7 to 20 carbon atoms; n is an integer of 1 to 6; and A is silicon (Si).

US Pat. No. 9,109,055

TRANSITION METAL CATALYST COMPOSITION INCLUDING A TRANSITION METAL COMPOUND AND A METHOD OF PREPARING A POLYOLEFIN USING THE CATALYST COMPOSITION

LG CHEM. LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A transition metal catalyst composition including a transition metal compound of the following Chemical Formula 1, a co-catalyst,
and an organic solvent:

wherein, in Chemical Formula 1,
R1 is a C1-C10 alkyl unsubstituted or substituted with a halogen group, a C5-C60 cycloalkyl unsubstituted or substituted with a halogen group, a C6-C60 aryl unsubstituted or substituted with a halogen group, a C5-C60 cycloalkenyl unsubstituted or substituted with a halogen group, a C2-C20 alkenyl unsubstituted or substituted with a halogen group, a C7-C60 alkylaryl unsubstituted or substituted with a halogen group, or a C7-C60 arylalkyl unsubstituted or substituted with a halogen group;

Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4, Q5, and Q6 may be the same as or different from each other and are independently hydrogen, deuterium, a halogen group, a nitrile group,
an acetylene group, an amine group, an amide group, a C1-C20 alkoxy carbonyl group, a C1-C20 alkanoyl group, a silyl group, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C2-C20 alkenyl group, a C6-C20 aryl group, a C4-C20 heteroring group, a C1-C20 alkoxy group, or a C6-C20 aryloxy group, and 2 or more of Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4, Q5, and Q6 may be connected to each other so as to form an aliphatic ring or an aromatic ring;

Cy1 and Cy2 may be the same as or different from each other and are independently a C4-C10 aliphatic ring which includes a nitrogen atom and is unsubstituted or substituted with one or more functional groups selected
from the group consisting of hydrogen, a halogen, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C2-C20 alkenyl group, a C7-C20 alkylaryl, a C7-C20 arylalkyl, a C1-C20 alkoxy group, a C6-C20 aryloxy group, and a C6-C20 aryl group, and if there are two or more functional groups substituted in the aliphatic ring, they may be connected to each
other so as to form an aliphatic ring or an aromatic ring;

M is a group 3 to 12 transition metal;
Y1 is nitrogen or phosphorus;

M and Y1 form a coordinate bond; and

X1 and X2 may be the same as or different from each other and are independently a halogen, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C2-C20 alkenyl group, a C6-C20 aryl group, a C7-C20 alkylaryl group, a C7-C20 arylalkyl group, a C1-C20 alkylamido group, a C6-C20 arylamido group, or a C1-C20 alkylidene group.

US Pat. No. 9,312,415

MULTI-LAYERED SHEET AND METHOD OF PREPARING SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A multi-layered sheet comprising:
a substrate; and
a fluorine-based resin layer,
wherein the multi-layered sheet further comprises a polymer coating layer that is compatible with a fluorine-based resin between
the substrate and the fluorine-based resin layer,

wherein the fluorine-based resin layer includes a fluorine-based resin having an amorphous region and having a crystallinity
of 10% to 50%,

wherein the fluorine-based resin is a copolymer including vinylidene fluoride and a comonomer in a polymerized type or a branched
polymer,

wherein the comonomer in the copolymer is 10 to 30 wt % based on the total weight of the copolymer, and
wherein the overall crystallinity of the fluorine-based resin layer is 10 to 35%.
US Pat. No. 9,243,166

CURABLE COMPOSITION

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A curable composition, comprising:
(A) a polyorganosiloxane having an average compositional formula of Formula 1;
(B) a polyorganosiloxane which has an average compositional formula of Formula 2 and in which a ratio (Ep/Si) of moles of
an epoxy group (Ep) to moles of a silicon atom (Si) is 0.15 or less; and

(C) a compound having a hydrogen atom binding to a silicon atom,
(R13SiO1/2)a(R12SiO2/2)b(R1SiO3/2)c(SiO4/2)d   [Formula 1]

(R23SiO1/2)e(R22SiO2/2)f(R2SiO3/2)g(SiO4/2)h   [Formula 2]

wherein R1's are each independently a monovalent hydrocarbon group, R2's are each independently an epoxy group or a monovalent hydrocarbon group, with the proviso that at least one of R1's is an alkenyl group and at least one of R2's is an alkenyl group and at least one of R2's is an epoxy group; and a is 0 or a positive number, b is a positive number, c is 0 or a positive number, d is 0 or a positive
number, b/(b+c+d) is 0.65 or more, e is a positive number, f is 0 or a positive number, g is a positive number, h is 0 or
a positive number, and f/(f+g+h) is less than 0.65.

US Pat. No. 9,146,417

POLARIZING PLATE

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A polarizing plate, comprising:
a polarizer;
an active energy beam-curable adhesive layer; and
a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer having first and second surfaces, which are sequentially disposed,
wherein a difference in peel strength between the first and second surfaces with respect to alkali-free glass satisfies the
following General Equation 1:

X2?X1>50 gf/25 mm  [General Equation 1]

where X1 is peel strength of the first surface with respect to alkali-free glass, and X2 is peel strength of the second surface with respect to alkali-free glass.

US Pat. No. 9,287,663

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AND METHOD OF ELECTRICALLY COUPLING FIRST AND SECOND ELECTRICAL TERMINALS OF FIRST AND SECOND BATTERY CELLS TO ONE ANOTHER

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
a first terminal assembly having a first pin assembly with first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth pins and a first
single central conductive member; the first, second, and third pins of the first pin assembly of the first terminal assembly
being coupled to and extending in a first direction from the first single central conductive member; the fourth, fifth, and
sixth pins of the first pin assembly of the first terminal assembly being coupled to and extending in a second direction from
the first single central conductive member; the second direction being opposite to the first direction; the first, second,
third, fourth, fifth, and sixth pins of the first pin assembly of the first terminal assembly being electrically coupled together;

a first end cap being removably attached to the first terminal assembly to urge a first electrical terminal against the first,
second, and third pins of the first pin assembly of the first terminal assembly such that the first, second, and third pins
of the first pin assembly of the first terminal assembly extend through and contact the first electrical terminal, and the
first electrical terminal is held between the first end cap and the first terminal assembly;

a second terminal assembly having a first pin assembly with first, second, and third female pins, and first, second, and third
pins and a second single central conductive member; the first, second, and third female pins of the first pin assembly of
the second terminal assembly being coupled to and extending in the first direction from the second single central conductive
member; the first, second, and third pins of the first pin assembly of the second terminal assembly being coupled to and extending
in the second direction from the second single central conductive member; the first, second, and third female pins and the
first, second, and third pins of the first pin assembly of the second terminal assembly being electrically coupled together;
the first, second, and third female pins of the first pin assembly of the second terminal assembly receiving the fourth, fifth,
and sixth pins, respectively, of the first pin assembly of the first terminal assembly therein; and

a second end cap being removably attached to the second terminal assembly to urge a second electrical terminal against the
first, second, and third pins of the first pin assembly of the second terminal assembly such that the first, second, and third
pins of the first pin assembly of the second terminal assembly extend through and contact the second electrical terminal,
and the second electrical terminal is held between the second end cap and the second terminal assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,263,737

LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY OF HIGH POWER PROPERTY WITH IMPROVED HIGH POWER DENSITY

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A high-output lithium secondary battery comprising: a cathode comprising, as cathode active materials, a first cathode
active material represented by Formula 1 below and having a layered structure, and having an average particle diameter with
respect to capacity of 0.03 to 0.1 ?m/mAh, and having a powder conductivity of 1×10?3 S/cm or greater to less than 10×10?3 S/cm at a powder density of 2.65 to 2.85 g/cc:
Lix(NivMnwCoyMz)O2-tAt   (1)

wherein 0.8 M refers to at least one metal or transition metal cation having an oxidation number of +2 to +4; and
A is a monovalent or divalent anion,
and a second cathode active material represented by Formula 2 below and having a spinel structure, and having an average particle
diameter with respect to capacity of 0.1 to 0.2 ?m/mAh, and having a powder conductivity of 1×10?5 S/cm or greater to less than 10×10?5 S/cm at a powder density of 2.65 to 2.85 g/cc:

LiaMn2-bM?bO4-cA?c   (2)

wherein 0.8 M? refers to at least one metal or transition metal cation having an oxidation number of +2 to +4; and
A? is a monovalent or divalent anion,
wherein an amount of the second cathode active material is greater than 40 wt % and less than 100 wt % based on a total weight
of the first and second cathode active materials;

an anode comprising crystalline graphite and amorphous carbon as anode active materials, wherein an amount of the amorphous
carbon is greater than 40 wt % and less than 100 wt % based on a total weight of the anode active materials, wherein the amorphous
carbon is one selected from the group consisting of a first carbon having a specific surface area with respect to capacity
of 0.01 to 0.031 m2/mAh, a second carbon having a specific surface area with respect to capacity of 0.0035 to 0.0170 m2/mAh, and a mixture thereof; and

a separator.

US Pat. No. 9,287,564

LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY POSITIVE ELECTRODE MATERIAL FOR IMPROVING OUTPUT CHARACTERISTICS AND LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY INCLUDING THE SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A lithium secondary battery positive electrode material consisting essentially of:
a mixed positive electrode active material comprising a 3-component system lithium-containing metal oxide having a layered
structure expressed as following Chemical Formula 1 and a metal oxide having an olivine structure expressed as following Chemical
Formula 2; and

two conductive materials having particle shapes and sizes different from each other:
Li1+aNixCoyMn1-x-yO2, 0?a<0.5, 0
AxMyM?zXO4  Chemical Formula 2

where, A is at least one selected from alkali metals, M and M? are at least one selected from transition metal elements, X
is any one selected from the group consisting of P, Si, S, As, Sb, and combinations thereof, and x+y+z=2,

wherein the metal oxide having the olivine structure, which is expressed as Chemical Formula 2, is contained in a ratio of
about 10 wt % to about 40 wt % with respect to the 3-component system lithium-containing metal oxide, which is expressed as
Chemical Formula 1, on the basis of the total weight of the mixed positive electrode active material, and

wherein the two conductive materials having the particle shapes and sizes different from each other are graphite and acetylene
black,

wherein the two conductive materials having the particle shapes and sizes different from each other, which are formed of graphite
and acetylene black, have a content of about 0.5 wt % to about 15 wt % with respect to the total weight of the lithium secondary
battery positive electrode material,

wherein the acetylene black has a content of about 3 wt % to about 10 wt % with respect to the total weight of the lithium
secondary battery positive electrode material,

wherein a content ratio of acetylene black to graphite is 2:1, and
wherein a particle size of the 3-component system lithium-containing metal oxide of the Chemical Formula 1 is larger than
that of the metal oxide of the Chemical Formula 2, so that a surface area of the 3-component system lithium-containing metal
oxide of the Chemical formula 1 is 0.3 to 1 m2/g and a surface area of the metal oxide of the Chemical Formula 2 is 10 to 40 m2/g.

US Pat. No. 9,175,116

POLYMERIC WATER REPELLENT MATERIAL

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A polymeric water repellent material comprising an acrylamide polymer including at least one repeating unit of Chemical
Formula 1,
wherein the acrylamide polymer has a plurality of pores having a diameter of 2.0 to 10.0 nm, and
wherein the polymeric water repellant material has a contact angle between 90° to 170° when a water drop having a weight of
3 to 20 mg is dropped onto the polymeric water repellent material:


in Chemical Formula 1,
n is an integer of 15 to 1800,
R is hydrogen or methyl,
R? is X,

X is —Z—R?,
Y is an alkylene of C1 to C10,

Z is an arylene of C6 to C20, and

R? is a linear or branched hydrocarbon of C10 to C20, or a linear or branched perfluorohydrocarbon of C10 to C20.

US Pat. No. 9,150,536

CYCLOALKENE DERIVATIVES AND ORGANIC ELECTRONIC DEVICES USING THE SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A compound represented by the following Formula 1, 4-4, or 6-4 or the following compound 5 or 7:



wherein
R1 is disposed at a 2, 9 or 10 position of anthracene and a substituent group represented by —[Ar]m—X,

p is an integer of 1 to 3, l is an integer of 1 to 4, and m is an integer of 0 to 5,
Ar is a C6-C26 arylene group that is substituted or unsubstituted by C1-C10 alkyl group, a C6-C12 aryl group, a C2-C12 heterocyclic group including N, O or S as a heteroatom, a silyl group or a C1-C10 alkylsilyl group; or a C2-C26 divalent heterocyclic group that is substituted or unsubstituted by a C1-C10 alkyl group, a C6-C12 aryl group, a C2-C12 heterocyclic group including N, O or S as a heteroatom, a silyl group or a C1-C10 alkylsilyl group, and includes N, O or S as the heteroatom,

Ar? is disposed at a 2, 9 or 10 position of anthracene and C6-C26 aryl group that is substituted or unsubstituted by a C1-C10 alkyl group, a C6-C12 aryl group, a C2-C12 heterocyclic group that is substituted or unsubstituted by a C6-C12 aryl group and includes N, O or S as a heteroatom, a silyl group or a C1-C10 alkylsilyl group; or a C2-C26 heterocyclic group that is substituted or unsubstituted by a C1-C10 alkyl group, a C6-C12 aryl group, a C2-C12 heterocyclic group that is substituted or unsubstituted by a C6-C12 aryl group and includes N, O or S as a heteroatom, a silyl group or a C1-C10 alkylsilyl group and includes N, O or S as a heteroatom,

X is a substituent group selected from the following Structural Formulas,

in the Structural Formulas, Cy is a C6-C26 aryl group or a C2-C26 heterocyclic group including N, O or S as a heteroelement,

R2 is selected from the group consisting of a C1-C10 alkyl group; and a C6-C26 aryl group;

n is an integer of 0 to 5, o is an integer of 0 to 10, and in the case where o is 2 or more, R2s may be the same as or different from each other, and

in the case where l, m or p is 2 or more, Ar, Ar?, or R1 may be the same as or different from each other.

US Pat. No. 9,269,937

METHOD FOR PREPARING SEPARATOR FOR BATTERY WITH GEL POLYMER LAYER

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR) Tora...

1. A method for preparing a separator for a battery with a gel polymer layer on a substrate, wherein the gel polymer layer
includes a plurality of three-dimensional open pores interconnected with each other, the method comprising the steps of:
applying a solution onto a substrate, wherein the solution contains a polymer dissolved in a solvent, wherein the polymer
is capable of forming a gel; and

applying an atomized non-solvent to the solution during a step of heating the solution on the substrate to cause phase separation
in the solution to form a plurality of three-dimensional open pores in a gel polymer layer, wherein the atomized non-solvent
is a non-solvent for the polymer.

US Pat. No. 9,462,688

FLEXIBLE METAL LAMINATE CONTAINING FLUOROPOLYMER

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A flexible metal laminate comprising
a first metal layer;
a first polyimide layer;
a monolithic polyimide layer including fluoropolymer dispersed therein, formed on the first polyimide layer; and
a second polyimide layer formed on the polyimide layer including fluoropolymer dispersed therein;
wherein in the monolithic polyimide layer including dispersed fluoropolymer, the content of the fluoropolymer per unit volume
is higher at 40 to 60% depth than at 5 to 10% depth of the total thickness from the surface of the polyimide layer;

wherein the fluoropolymer is dispersed by using a polyester-based dispersant in the polyimide layer,
wherein the polyimide layers including the first polyimide layer, the monolithic polyimide layer including dispersed fluoropolymer,
and the second polyimide layer have dielectric constant of 2.2 to 3.2 at 1MHz, dielectric loss of 0.001 to 0.007, and thermal
expansion coefficient of 15 to 35 ppm/K,

wherein the first metal layer has a peel strength value of 1.2 to 1.3 Kgf/cm, and wherein the peel strength value is measured
using a tensile strength measuring device for the flexible metal laminate that the metal was peeled off with a width of 1
cm from the surface.

US Pat. No. 9,247,587

HEATING ELEMENT AND A MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A heating element, comprising:
a transparent substrate;
two bus bars;
a plurality of heat emitting pattern lines provided on an upper-side of the transparent substrate and electrically connected
to the bus bar, wherein at least one of the plurality of heat emitting pattern lines does not intersect with adjacent hear
emitting pattern lines;

a plurality non-heat emitting pattern lines provided on an upper-side of the transparent substrate and not electrically connected
to the bus bars; and

a plurality of heating units, each comprising an area bound by two adjacent heat emitting pattern lines and the bus bars,
wherein the bus bars and the plurality of heat emitting pattern lines are positioned such that if there is a voltage difference
between the bus bars, each heating unit has substantially the same value for the following Equation 1:


where W is a unit width, defined as an interval between a first heat emitting pattern line and an adiacent heat emitting pattern
line, V is the voltage difference between the bus bars, I is a current applied to the first heat emitting pattern line, R
is a resistance of the first heat emitting pattern line, L is a length of the first heat emitting pattern line, and a is a
proportional constant value; and

wherein a line width of the heat emitting pattern line and the non-heat emitting pattern line is 100 ?m or less, and
wherein at least one non-heat emitting pattern line is positioned within at least one heating unit of the plurality of heating
units.

US Pat. No. 9,263,768

NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE AND ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICE WITH AN IMPROVED SAFETY

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A non-aqueous electrolyte comprising:
a lithium salt and a solvent, the electrolyte containing, based on the weight of the electrolyte, 15-40 wt % of fluoroethylene
carbonate, and an aliphatic nitrile compound, wherein the aliphatic nitrile compound is an aliphatic mono-nitrile compound,
an aliphatic di-nitrile compound, or a mixture thereof,

wherein if the aliphatic mono-nitrile compound is present, the aliphatic mono-nitrile compound is present in an amount of
1-40 wt % based on the weight of the electrolyte, and represented by Formula 2, and

wherein if the aliphatic di-nitrile compound is present, the aliphatic di-nitrile compound is present in an amount of 1-10
wt % based on the weight of the electrolyte, and represented by Formula 3:

N?C—R  [Formula 2]wherein R is (CH2)n—CH3 (n is an integer of 1-11); and
N?C—R—C?N  [Formula 3]wherein R is (CH2)n (n is an integer of 2-12).

US Pat. No. 9,279,994

STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A stereoscopic image display device, an image emitted from which is observed with wearing polarizing glasses comprising
a region for a right eye and a region for a left eye, each region comprising a retardation layer and a polarizer,
the device comprising:
a display part configured to generate an image signal; and
a filter part comprising a first region and a second region, which are configured to divide the image signal from the display
part into at least two signals having different polarizing states from each other, each region comprising a retardation layer,

wherein a crosstalk ratio measured during observing the image signal with wearing the polarizing glasses is 6% or less, an
X value and a Y value of a tristimulus value of CIE color space of the image signal in a bright state are in the range from
0.322 to 0.344 and from 0.316 to 0.350, respectively, and an X value and a Y value of a tristimulus value of CIE color space
of the image signal in a dark state are in the range from 0.223 to 0.443 and from 0.078 to 0.589, respectively,

wherein the retardation layers of the regions for right and left eyes of the polarizing glasses and the retardation layers
in the first and second regions of the filter part satisfy the General Formula 1 or 2:

DL=|?2??L|?15 degrees  [General Formula 1]

DR=|?1??R|?15 degrees  [General Formula 2]

wherein DL is a relative deviated degree of the optical axis of the retardation layer in the second region and the optical axis of the
retardation layer in the region for the left eye, ?2 is an angle formed by the optical axis of the retardation layer in the second region and the absorption axis of the first
polarizing plate, ?L is an angle formed by the optical axis of the retardation layer in the region for the left eye and the absorption axis of
the first polarizing plate under a state where the polarizing glasses are placed so as for the absorption axis of the polarizer
in the region for the left eye to be perpendicular to the absorption axis of the first polarizing plate, DR is a relative
deviated degree of the optical axis of the retardation layer in the first region and the optical axis of the retardation layer
in the region for the right eye, ?1 is an angle formed by the optical axis of the retardation layer in the first region and the absorption axis of the first polarizing
plate, and ?R is an angle formed by the optical axis of the retardation layer in the region for the right eye and the absorption
axis of the first polarizing plate under a state where the polarizing glasses are placed so as for the absorption axis of
the polarizer in the region for the right eye to be perpendicular to the absorption axis of the first polarizing plate.

US Pat. No. 9,269,951

CATHODE ACTIVE MATERIAL AND LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY CONTAINING THEM

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A cathode active material for a lithium secondary battery, comprising a mixture of a lithium/manganese spinel oxide represented
by Formula I and a lithium/nickel/cobalt/manganese oxide represented by Formula II:
Li1+xMn2-yMyO4  (I)

Li1+zNibMncCo1?(b+c)O2  (II)

wherein, M is a metal having an oxidation number of 2 to 3;
0 0 0.1?z?0.1;
0.45?b?65;
0.2?c?0.4; and
0.65?b+c?0.85
wherein the mixing ratio of the lithium/manganese spinel oxide of Formula I to the lithium/nickel/cobalt/manganese composite
oxide of Formula II is in the range of 10:90 to 90:10 (w/w); and

wherein the cathode active material exhibits the life characteristics that the capacity at 300 cycles is more than 80% relative
to the initial capacity.

US Pat. No. 9,257,732

BATTERY CELL ASSEMBLY

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A battery cell assembly, comprising:
a first battery cell having a first housing and first and second electrical terminals extending from the first housing; and
a cooling fin disposed against and contacting the first housing of the first battery cell, the cooling fin having a substantially
rectangular-shaped plate that extends along a longitudinal axis, the substantially rectangular-shaped plate having a plate
portion with a first side and a second side, the first side having first, second, and third recessed regions and first, second,
third, and fourth flat regions, the first recessed region being disposed between and contacting the first and second flat
regions along the longitudinal axis, the second recessed region being disposed between and contacting the second and third
fiat regions along the longitudinal axis, the third recessed region being disposed between and contacting the third and fourth
flat reions along the longitudinal axis; the first, second, and third recessed regions being disposed away and apart from
each other; each of the first, second, and third recessed regions extending substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal
axis and extending across at least two-thirds of a width of the plate portion, a depth of the each of the first, second, and
third recessed regions is less than one-half of a thickness of the plate portion; and

the first housing of the first battery cell being disposed against the first side of the plate portion of the substantially
rectangular-shaped plate such that the first housing contacts the first, second, third, and fourth flat regions.

US Pat. No. 9,655,250

METHOD OF FORMING INSULATING LAYER AND TOUCHSCREEN MANUFACTURED USING THE SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A method of forming an insulating layer insulating a conductive pattern of a touchscreen from a bridge electrode of the
touchscreen, the method comprising:
heating a substrate provided with the conductive pattern formed on the substrate;
sequentially forming a first pattern and a second pattern on the heated substrate using an insulating composition; and
curing the first pattern and the second pattern,
wherein the first pattern includes a groove portion to prevent adjacent patterns from overlapping each other and the second
pattern is formed in the groove portion of the first pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,287,723

CELL BALANCING APPARATUS AND METHOD USING A VOLTAGE VARIATION PATTERN OF EACH CELL TO ESTIMATE AN OPEN CIRCUIT VOLTAGE VALUE FOR EACH CELL

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

18. A hardware module comprising:
a processor for executing processes of:
measuring a voltage of each cell in a battery and estimating an open circuit voltage (OCV) of each cell using a voltage variation
pattern of each cell defined by three output voltages Vn, Vn-1 and Vn-2; and

balancing a state of charge (SOC) of a plurality of cells through a comparison of the estimated OCV of each cell,
the estimating the OCV comprising:
measuring the voltage and a temperature of each cell;
calculating an OCV variation ?OCVn(k) of each cell from the voltage variation pattern using a mathematical model that defines a correlation between the output
voltage variation pattern and the OCV variation;

estimating a present OCV variation of each cell by reflecting a correction factor F(T) corresponding to the temperature of
each cell on the calculated OCV variation of each cell; and

estimating a present OCV of each cell by reflecting the calculated OCV variation of each cell on a previous OCV of each cell,
wherein
?OCVn(k)=OCVn(k)?OCVn-1(k)=G(V)×F(T)=[Vn?Vn-1]×g(Vn,Vn-1,Vn-2)×F(T),

wherein g(Vn, Vn?1, Vn?2) is a relative ratio of a previous output voltage variation to a present output voltage variation,
and

wherein “n” is an order index of estimating an OCV variation, and “k” is an order index of a cell.

US Pat. No. 9,285,524

OPTICAL FILTER

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A display device, comprising:
a display element including regions for generating signals for the right and left eyes, which can generate signals for the
right and left eyes, respectively and a light transmittance control region adjacent to the regions for generating signals
for the right and left eyes; and

an optical filter having a polarization control layer, comprising:
first and second regions that have different retardation characteristics from each other, and formed to divide incident light
into two kinds of light having different polarization states, and having a difference between in-plane refractive index in
a slow axis direction and a fast axis direction of 0.05 to 0.2, and a thickness of 0.5 to 2.0 ?m; and

a third region which is a retardation region satisfying General Formula 1 in relation to the first and second regions, an
isotropic region having no retardation characteristics or a light scattering region:

2×A=(R+L)  [General Formula 1]

wherein, A is an angle between an optical axis of the third region and an optional virtual line, which is measured clockwise
from the virtual line on a plane of the optical filter, R is an angle between the virtual line and an optical axis of the
first region, which is measured clockwise from the virtual line, and L is an angle between an optical axis of the second region
and the virtual line measured clockwise from the virtual line,

wherein, in the optical filter, one of the first and second regions is disposed in a location in which the signal for the
right eye is incident, and the other is disposed in a location in which the signal for the left eye is incident,

wherein the optical filter is positioned opposite the display element and disposed to have the maximum values of an angle
(?U) satisfying Equation 1 and an angle (?L) satisfying Equation 2 which are all 3 degrees or more:

tan?U=(H1+2y)/2T  [Equation 1]

tan?L=(H1+2H2?2y)/2T  [Equation 2]

where ?U is a range of angles in which the signal for the left eye generated in the region for generating signal for the left eye of
the display element can be transmitted through one of the first and second regions that is disposed in the location in which
the signal for the left eye is incident of the optical filter, but not transmitted through the other that is disposed in the
location in which the signal for the right eye is incident of the optical filter and then delivered to an observer,

where ?L is a range of angles in which the signal for the right eye generated in the region for generating signal for the right eye
of the display element cannot be transmitted through one of the first and second regions that is disposed in the location
in which the signal for the left eye is incident of the optical filter, but can be transmitted through the other that is disposed
in the location in which the signal for the right eye is incident of the optical filter and then delivered to the observer;

where H1 is a width of the light transmittance control region,

where H2 is a width of the third region of the optical filter,

where T is a distance from the light transmittance control region to the third region of the optical filter, and
where y is a distance between a position at which a virtual normal line with respect to a surface of the light transmittance
control region of a line bisecting the width of the light transmittance control region is in contact with the third region
and a part having the third region.

US Pat. No. 9,269,934

BATTERY MODULE

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A battery module including plate-shaped battery cells having electrode terminals formed at the upper and lower ends thereof,
wherein the battery module comprises:
two or more battery cells constructed in a stacked structure in which the battery cells are connected in series with each
other such that electrode terminal connections between electrode terminals of successively adjacent battery cells are bent
such that the battery cells are stacked, wherein each battery cell is constructed in a structure in which an electrode assembly
is mounted in a case made of a laminate sheet including a metal layer and a resin layer, and an edge of the case is sealed;
and

a pair of cell covers for surrounding the outer surfaces of the battery cells excluding the electrode terminals of the battery
cells when the cell covers are coupled with each other, wherein each cell cover includes elastic coupling parts that directly
engage with the elastic coupling parts of the other cell cover to couple the cell covers with each other,

wherein the cell covers are each entirely made of a metal sheet.

US Pat. No. 9,281,490

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICE

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. An organic electroluminescent device comprising:
a substrate;
a cathode provided on the substrate;
a light emitting layer provided on the cathode;
an anode provided on the light emitting layer;
a first electric charge transporting passage provided between the light emitting layer and the cathode; and
a second electric charge transporting passage provided between the light emitting layer and the anode,
wherein the first electric charge transporting passage comprises:
a first p-type organic material layer which is non-doped and provided between the light emitting layer and the cathode; and
a first n-type organic material layer provided between the first p-type organic material layer and the light emitting layer.

US Pat. No. 9,397,344

CABLE-TYPE SECONDARY BATTERY

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A cable-type secondary battery, comprising: an inner electrode;
a separation layer surrounding an outer surface of the inner electrode to prevent a short circuit between electrodes; and
a sheet-form outer electrode helically wound to surround the separation layer, wherein the sheet-form outer electrode is helically
wound so that it does not overlap itself,

wherein the inner electrode has a hollow structure whose central part is empty; and
wherein the sheet-form outer electrode comprises a sheet-form outer current collector and an outer electrode active material
layer formed on a surface of the sheet-form outer current collector.

US Pat. No. 9,269,945

ELECTRODE LEAD AND SECONDARY BATTERY HAVING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. An electrode lead for electrically connecting an electrode assembly provided inside a case of a secondary battery to an
outside of the case, the electrode lead comprising:
an inner lead interposed between sealing parts of the case, to which an electrode tab of the electrode assembly is attached,
and having a gas flow path formed to allow gas to move between inside and outside of the case; and

an outer lead constructed to be inserted into the gas flow path and electrically connected to the inner lead when inserted
into the gas flow path, the outer lead which seals one end of the gas flow path and is separated from the gas flow path to
cut off the electrical connection with the inner lead when pressure of gas flowed into the gas flow path is higher than or
equal to a predetermined pressure.

US Pat. No. 9,325,035

NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE AND LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY USING THE SAME

LG CHEM LTD., Seoul (KR)...

1. A non-aqueous electrolyte solution for a lithium secondary battery, comprising an electrolyte salt and an organic solvent,
wherein the non-aqueous electrolyte solution further comprises a first ester-based compound having the following formula (I)
and a second ester-based compound having the following formula (II), and the amount of the first and the second ester-based
compounds is in the range of 50 to 90 vol % based on the total volume of the organic solvent, the first ester-based compound
and the second ester-based compound; and
wherein a radical-transfer reaction occurs between the first ester-based compound and the second ester-based compound:

wherein,
R1 is straight- or branched-chain alkyl group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms,

R2 is isoalkyl group having 3 to 8 carbon atoms, sec-alkyl group having 4 to 8 carbon atoms or tert-alkyl group having 4 to 8
carbon atoms;


wherein,
R3 and R4 are straight-chain alkyl group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, and

the volume mixing ratio (a:b) of the first ester-based compound (a) and the second ester-based compound (b) is 80:20 to 20:80.

US Pat. No. 9,309,371

POLYMERIZATION INITIATOR, MODIFIED-CONJUGATED DIENE POLYMER AND TIRE PRODUCED THEREFROM

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A polymerization initiator which is a compound represented by Formula 1:

wherein R1 is carbanion of a C1-10 alkyl group; R2 to R5 are hydrogen; n? represents the number of negative charges of the carbanion and is 1? to 5?; M is a metal;

wherein the polymerization initiator is made by reacting a compound represented by Formula 3 with a compound represented by
Formula 4:


wherein R6 is a C1-10 alkyl group; and R7 to R10 are hydrogen; and

R(Li)x  [Formula 4]

wherein R is a C1-20 hydrocarbyl group, and x is an integer ranging from 1 to 4, wherein a molar ratio between the compound of Formula 3 and the
compound of Formula 4 is 1:1.1 to 1:1.4.

US Pat. No. 9,276,259

SECONDARY BATTERY OF IMPROVED LITHIUM ION MOBILITY AND CELL CAPACITY

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A cathode active material for a lithium secondary battery, comprising:
a first active material; and
a second active material,
wherein the first and the second active materials have different redox levels,
wherein a redox potential difference between the redox levels of the first and the second active materials ranges from 0.29
V to 1.0 V,

wherein an average particle diameter of the first active material is less than 50% of an average particle diameter of the
second active material,

wherein the average particle diameter of the first active material ranges from 12 ?m to 15?m,
wherein the first active material is contained in an amount of 15 percent to 35percent by weight, based on the total weight
of the cathode active material, and

wherein the first active material is LiNi1/3Mn1/3Co1/3O2, and wherein the second active materials is represented by Formula IV:

Li1+x,Mn2?yMyO4Aa  (IV)

wherein ?0.2 Cr, Ti, Zn, V, Al, and Mg; and A is an element of Group 6A or Group 7A selected from the group consisting of S, Se, F, Cl
and I; and

wherein the materials of Formula IV are active materials having electrochemical characteristics of Mn3+Mn4+oxidation-reduction in spinel structures thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,249,302

CURABLE COMPOSITION

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A curable composition, comprising:
(A) a first crosslinked polyorganosiloxane having an aliphatic unsaturated bond and a molar ratio (Ar/Si) of aryl (Ar) groups
to total silicon (Si) atoms of 0.3 or less;

(B) a second crosslinked polyorganosiloxane having an aliphatic unsaturated bond and a molar ratio (Ar/Si) of aryl (Ar) groups
to total silicon (Si) atoms of 0.3 or more, which is different from that of the polyorganosiloxane (A); and

(C) a polyorganosiloxane including a hydrogen atom and an aryl group bonding to a silicon atom, having a molar ratio of an
aryl (Ar) group to a silicon (Si) atom of 0.3 or more, and having 3 to 10 silicon atoms,

wherein the first crosslinked polyorganosiloxane (A) has an average empirical formula of Formula 1:
(R13SiO1/2)a(R22SiO2/2)b(R3SiO3/2)c(SiO4/2)d(OR)e  [Formula 1]

where R1 to R3 are each independently a monovalent hydrocarbon group, at least one of R1 to R3 is an alkenyl group, R is a monovalent hydrocarbon group, a, b, c, d, and e are each independently 0 or a positive number,
d/(c+d) is 0.3 or more, and e/(c+d) is 0.2 or less.

US Pat. No. 9,112,234

CYLINDRICAL SECONDARY BATTERY OF IMPROVED SAFETY

LG CHEM LTD., Seoul (KR)...

1. A cylindrical battery comprising:
(a) an electrode assembly and an electrolyte in a cylindrical can, the electrode assembly having a cathode, anode, and separator
rolled together;

(b) a cap assembly mounted on the opening top of the cylindrical can, said cap assembly comprises:
a safety vent, which breaks under increased pressure,
wherein the safety vent has a recess located in a center of the safety vent, said recess having an upper bend and a lower
bend,

said upper bend has a first notch,
wherein said first notch has a first arcuate shape region and a first non-notched region, and
said lower bend has a second notch,
wherein the second notch has a second arcuate shaped region, a third arcuate shaped region, a second non-notched region, and
a third non-notched region, wherein said second non-notched region and said third non-notched region are located diametrically
opposite to one another;

a current interruptive device, which upon activation interrupts current,
wherein the current interruptive device includes:
a protrusion protruding upwardly, said protrusion welded to the bottom of a recess of the safety vent, said protrusion provided
at a center of the current interruptive device,

a cathode lead connected to the cathode through the bottom of the current interruptive device in a region other than the protrusion;
and

a bridge, provided with first through holes and a third notch, said third notch connecting the adjacent first through holes,
wherein said first through holes and said third notch concentrically surround the center of the protrusion,
two or more second through
holes to allow exhaustion of gas,
wherein the second through holes have a total area of 20 to 50% with respect to the total area of the current interruptive
device,

wherein the second through holes are arranged such that the second through holes are spaced from one another by a distance
in the form of a circular arc with a length corresponding to an angle of 50 to 80 degrees, based on the center of the current
interruptive device; and

(c) a gasket surrounding the periphery of thecurrent interruptive device.

US Pat. No. 9,051,181

GAS STORAGE MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR GAS STORAGE

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A method for gas storage comprising the step of contacting and adsorbing a target gas onto a gas storage material, wherein
the gas storage material comprises an acrylamide-based polymer comprising at least one repeating unit represented by Chemical
Formula 1:

wherein, in Chemical Formula 1:
n is an integer of 15 to 1,800,
R is hydrogen or methyl; and
R? is X,

 wherein X is —Z—R?; Y is alkylene having 1 to 10 carbon atoms; Z is arylene having 6 to 20 carbon atoms; and R? is a linear
or branched hydrocarbon having 10 to 20 carbon atoms, or a linear or branched perfluorohydrocarbon having 10 to 20 carbon
atoms.

US Pat. No. 9,357,636

ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE STRUCTURE AND A PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

15. A method for manufacturing a conductive structure body, comprising:
forming a conductive pattern layer on a substrate; and
forming a darkening pattern layer comprising AlOxNy (x>0, y>0) having an atomic ratio represented by the following Equation
1 before, after, or before and after the conductive pattern layer is formed,


wherein x and y mean ratios of numbers of O and N atoms to one Al atom, respectively, in AlOxNy, and (Al)at represents an
atomic content (at %) of Al, (O)at represents an atomic content (at %) of O, and (N)at represents an atomic content (at %)
of N based on 100% of a content of all atoms represented by AlOxNy in Equation 1, and

wherein total reflectance measured in a direction of an opposite surface of a surface of the darkening pattern layer, which
is in contact with the conductive pattern layer, is 20% or less, and

wherein surface resistance of the conductive structure body is 1 ? or more and 300 ?/square or less.

US Pat. No. 9,139,104

U-TYPE BATTERY PACK FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A method of cooling a battery pack, comprising a U-type cooling structure in which a plurality of cells are arranged between
a first cooling channel and a second cooling channel to be spaced apart from each other by a slit and a coolant introduced
through the first cooling channel cools cells while passing through the slit and is then discharged through a second cooling
channel in opposite direction to the coolant introduction direction and a blowing fan is installed at an entrance of the first
cooling channel, the method comprising the step of:
determining an exit flow rate of the coolant discharged from the second cooling channel, an entrance flow rate of the coolant
introduced to the first cooling channel and a ratio of the exit flow rate to the entrance flow rate;

arranging the first cooling channel and the second cooling channel such that the ratio of an exit area of the second cooling
channel to an entrance area of the first cooling channel satisfies the following equation such that the temperature deviation
of the cells is not greater than 5° C.:


wherein C is in a range of 0.8 to 1.2; and
introducing the coolant to the first cooling channel by means of the blowing fan, wherein the blowing fan gives a driving
force for introducing the coolant into the first cooling channel.

US Pat. No. 9,109,063

ACRYLAMIDE-BASED MESOPOROUS POLYMER AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. An acrylamide-based mesoporous polymer comprising at least one repeating unit of formula 1, and including a plurality of
pores having a diameter of 2.0 to 10.0 nm in solid state,
wherein n is an integer from 15 to 1800; R is hydrogen or methyl; and R? is X,
wherein X is —Z—R?; Y is alkylene having 1 to 10 carbon atoms; Z is arylene having 6 to 20 carbon atoms; and R? is a linear
or branched hydrocarbon having 10 to 20 carbon atoms, or a linear or branched perfluorohydrocarbon having 10 to 20 carbon
atoms.
US Pat. No. 9,156,974

METHOD OF PREPARING A SUPER ABSORBENT POLYMER AND A SUPER ABSORBENT POLYMER PREPARED THEREFROM

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A method of preparing a super absorbent polymer, including the steps of:
preparing a first hydrogel polymer by carrying out a thermal polymerization or photo polymerization of a monomer composition
including a water-soluble ethylene-based unsaturated monomer and a polymerization initiator;

preparing a second hydrogel polymer by carrying out a thermal polymerization or photo polymerization of a monomer composition
including a water-soluble ethylene-based unsaturated monomer and a polymerization initiator;

drying and milling the first hydrogel polymer and distributing the first hydrogel polymer into a fine powder having a particle
diameter below 150 ?m and a base resin having a particle diameter of 150 ?m to 850 ?m;

fabricating a reassembled body of the fine powder by mixing the fine powder and the second hydrogel polymer; and
mixing the reassembled body of the fine powder with the first hydrogel polymer, and drying and milling the reassembled body
of the fine powder mixed with the first hydrogel polymer,

wherein the second hydrogel polymer has higher water holding capacity than the first hydrogel polymer.

US Pat. No. 9,495,991

METHOD FOR FORMING SILICON OXIDE AND METAL NANOPATTERN'S, AND MAGNETIC RECORDING MEDIUM FOR INFORMATION STORAGE USING THE SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A method for forming a silicon oxide nanopattern, comprising the steps of:
forming a block copolymer thin film including hard segments containing a repeating unit of Chemical Formula 1 and soft segments
containing a (meth)acrylate-based repeating unit of Chemical Formula 2 on silicon oxide of a substrate;

selectively removing the soft segments from the block copolymer thin film; and
conducting reactive ion etching of silicon oxide using the block copolymer thin film from which the soft segments are removed,
as a mask to form a silicon oxide nanodot or nanohole pattern,

wherein in the block copolymer thin film, the soft segments are self-arranged in cylindrical forms on the hard segments:

in Chemical Formula 1, n is an integer of 5 to 600, R is hydrogen or methyl, R? is X,

 X is —Z—R?, Y is alkylene having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, Z is arylene having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, R? is linear or branched
hydrocarbon having 10 to 20 carbon atoms, or linear or branched perfluorohydrocarbon having 10 to 20 carbon atoms, and

in Chemical Formula 2, m is an integer of 30 to 1000, R1 is hydrogen or methyl, and R2 is alkyl having 1 to 20 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 9,278,505

THERMOSETTING RESIN COMPOSITION AND PREPREG AND METAL CLAD LAMINATE USING THE SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A thermosetting resin composition comprising: (d) 120 to 300 parts by weight of an inorganic filler, based on 100 parts
by weight of a resin mixture including (a) 10 to 55% by weight of a bismaleimide-triazine resin; (b) 35 to 80% by weight of
an epoxy resin; and (c) 5 to 15% by weight of a multi-functional phenolic resin having a hydroxyl equivalent weight of 120
to 300 as a curing agent, wherein the bismaleimide-triazine resin has a weight average molecular weight of 2,000 to 5,000,
and wherein the epoxy resin is a dicyclopentadiene epoxy resin.

US Pat. No. 9,236,631

ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY INCLUDING ELECTRODE UNITS HAVING THE SAME WIDTH AND DIFFERENT LENGTHS, AND BATTERY CELL AND DEVICE INCLUDING THE ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. An electrode assembly comprising a combination of two or more electrode units having the same width and different lengths,
wherein the electrode units are stacked so that a stepped portion is formed between the electrode units,
a positive electrode and a negative electrode face each other at an interface between the electrode units,
wherein each of the electrode units is selected from the group consisting of a single electrode, a stacked type unit cell,
a jelly-roll type unit cell, a stacked and folded type unit cell, and any combination thereof, and

the electrode assembly satisfies Formula 1-2 to prevent swelling:
1?Nn/Pn?Nn/Pn+1?1.2  Formula 1-2:

where n denotes an integer equal to or greater than 1,
Nn denotes reversible capacity per unit area of a negative electrode of the nth longest electrode unit,

Pn denotes reversible capacity per unit area of a positive electrode of the nth longest electrode unit, and

Pn+1 denotes reversible capacity per unit area of a positive electrode of the (n+1)th longest electrode unit.

US Pat. No. 9,142,855

ELECTROLYTE FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICE, METHOD FOR PREPARING THE ELECTROLYTE AND ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICE INCLUDING THE ELECTROLYTE

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A solid electrolyte for an electrochemical device comprising a composite of a plastic crystal matrix electrolyte doped
with an ionic salt and a crosslinked polymer structure, wherein the crosslinked polymer structure is obtained by polymerization
of only a monomer having two or more crosslinkable functional groups in the presence of the plastic crystal matrix electrolyte.

US Pat. No. 9,123,949

BATTERY MODULE AND BATTERY CELL

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A battery cell, comprising:
a substantially rectangular-shaped housing and first and second electrical terminals, the housing extending longitudinally
along a first axis and vertically along a second axis; the second axis being substantially perpendicular to the first axis,
the housing having first, second, third and fourth ends, the first and second ends extending substantially parallel to the
first axis, the third and fourth ends extending substantially parallel to the second axis; a combined length of the housing
and the first and second electrical terminals in a direction parallel to the first axis being at least two times larger than
a length of the housing in a direction parallel to the second axis;

the first electrical terminal extending outwardly from the third end of the housing in a direction substantially parallel
to the first axis, the first electrical terminal having first and second edges extending substantially parallel to the first
axis, the first edge of the first electrical terminal being disposed closer to the first end of the housing than the second
edge of the first electrical terminal;

a distance from the second end of the housing to the second edge of the first electrical terminal is greater than a distance
from the first end of the housing to the first edge of the first electrical terminal;

the second electrical terminal extending outwardly from the fourth end of the housing in a direction substantially parallel
to the first axis, the second electrical terminal having first and second edges extending substantially parallel to the first
axis, the first edge of the second electrical terminal being disposed closer to the first end of the housing than the second
edge of the second electrical terminal; and

a distance from the second end of the housing to the second edge of the second electrical terminal is greater than a distance
from the first end of the housing to the first edge of the second electrical terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,169,200

POLYMER SUPPORTED REAGENTS AND METHODS OR REDUCING AROMATIC NITRO COMPOUNDS BY USING THE SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A polymer supported reagent comprising an acrylamide mesoporous crosslinked polymer including at least one repeating unit
of Chemical Formula 1:

in Chemical Formula 1, n is an integer of 15 to 1800,
R is hydrogen or methyl,
R? is X,

X is —Z—R?,
Y is an alkylene of C1 to C10,
Z is an arylene of C6 to C20, and
R? is a linear or branched hydrocarbon of C10 to C20, or a linear or branched perfluorohydrocarbon of C10 to C20.
wherein the polymer supported reagent comprises a plurality of pores having a diameter of 2.0 to 10.0 nm, and
wherein the polymer supported reagent is used for a reduction reaction of an aromatic nitro compound.

US Pat. No. 9,872,386

COMPOSITION FOR FORMING CONDUCTIVE PATTERN, METHOD FOR FORMING CONDUCTIVE PATTERN USING SAME, AND RESIN STRUCTURE HAVING CONDUCTIVE PATTERN

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A composition for forming a conductive pattern by electromagnetic irradiation, comprising:
a polymer resin; and
a non-conductive metal compound comprising a first metal, a second metal, and a third metal, the non-conductive metal compound
having a three-dimensional structure comprising a plurality of first layers that comprises two metals of the first metal,
the second metal, and the third metal and has edge-shared octahedrons two-dimensionally connected to each other, and a second
layer that comprises a metal different from that of the first layer and is arranged between the neighboring first layers,
wherein a metal core including the first metal, second metal, or third metal, or an ion thereof is formed from the non-conductive
metal compound by electromagnetic irradiation.

US Pat. No. 9,267,024

POLYOLEFIN-BASED THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER COMPOSITE AND COVER MATERIAL FOR AN AIR BAG USING SAME, AND AIR BAG MODULE USING THE COVER MATERIAL

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A polyolefin-based thermoplastic elastomer composition, comprising:
a polypropylene-based resin;
a denatured polypropylene resin;
an ionomer resin;
an olefin-based copolymer elastomer; and
a styrene-based copolymer elastomer,
wherein the composition does not comprise a cross-linking agent or free radical initiator for initiating cross-linking reactions
among polymer elements, wherein the polypropylene-based resin is in an amount from 20 to 60 wt %, and the ionomer is in an
amount from 20 to 30 wt % with reference to the total weight of the composition, wherein the denatured polypropylene resin
is in an amount such that phase separation is inhibited between the polypropylene-based resin and the ionomer resin in a mixture
of the composition and that cross-linking is formed by the ionomer resin in the mixture without a cross-linking reaction that
uses a cross-linking agent or free radical initiator.

US Pat. No. 9,412,996

MATERIAL FOR LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY OF HIGH PERFORMANCE

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A lithium mixed transition metal oxide having a composition represented by Formula I and comprising mixed transition metal
oxide (MO) layers comprising Ni ions, and reversible lithium layers which allow intercalation and deintercalation of lithium
ions, wherein the MO layers and the reversible lithium layers are disposed alternately and repeatedly to form a layered crystal
structure, and a portion of Ni ions derived from the MO layer are inserted into the reversible lithium layers at a level of
3% to 7% measured by Rietveld refinement of X-ray diffraction patterns to interconnect the MO layers and the reversible lithium
layers:
LixMyO2  (I)

wherein:
M=M?1?kAk, wherein M? is Ni1?a?b(Ni1/2Mn1/2)aCob, 0.65?a+b?0.85 and 0.1?b?0.4;

A is a dopant;
0?k<0.05; and
x+y?2 and 0.95?x?1.05.

US Pat. No. 9,293,783

ELECTRODE FOR SECONDARY BATTERY, PREPARATION THEREOF, AND SECONDARY BATTERY AND CABLE-TYPE SECONDARY BATTERY COMPRISING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A sheet-form electrode for a secondary battery, comprising:
a current collector;
an electrode active material layer formed on one surface of the current collector;
a conductive layer formed on the electrode active material layer and comprising a conductive material and a binder; and
a first porous supporting layer formed on the conductive layer,
wherein the sheet-form electrode is formed in a substantially helical shape defined by a general spring form, in which the
electrode turns around a longitudinal axis while moving along the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 9,496,544

BATTERY MODULES HAVING INTERCONNECT MEMBERS WITH VIBRATION DAMPENING PORTIONS

LG Chem. Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A battery module, comprising:
a first battery cell having at least a first terminal;
a second battery cell having at least a second terminal;
a third battery cell having at least a third terminal;
an interconnect member having:
a first electrically-conductive plate portion having a first thickness and being welded to the first terminal, the first electrically-conductive
plate portion having first and second ends;

a second electrically-conductive plate portion having a second thickness equal to the first thickness and being welded to
the second terminal, the second electrically-conductive plate portion extending generally parallel to the first electrically-conductive
plate portion, the second electrically-conductive plate portion having first and second ends, the first end of the second
electrically-conductive plate portion being spaced apart from the first end of the first electrically-conductive plate portion
a first distance, the second end of the second electrically-conductive plate portion being spaced apart from the second end
of the first electrically-conductive plate portion a second distance such that the second end of the second electrically-conductive
plate portion and the second end of the first electrically-conductive plate portion have a first gap therebetween that extends
completely across the second distance, the second distance being substantially equal to the first distance;

a third electrically-conductive plate portion having a third thickness equal to the first thickness and being welded to the
third terminal, the third electrically-conductive plate portion extending generally parallel to the second electrically-conductive
plate portion, the third electrically-conductive plate portion having first and second ends, the second end of the third electrically-conductive
plate portion being spaced apart from the second end of the second electrically-conductive plate portion a third distance,
the first end of the third electrically-conductive plate portion being spaced apart from the first end of the second electrically-conductive
plate portion of a fourth distance such that the first end of the third electrically-conductive plate portion and the first
end of the second electrically-conductive plate portion have a second gap therebetween that extends completely across the
fourth distance, the third distance being substantially equal to the fourth distance;

a first electrically-conductive vibration dampening portion directly coupled to and between the first end of the first electrically-conductive
plate portion and the first end of the second electrically-conductive plate portion, the first electrically-conductive vibration
dampening portion extending perpendicular to the first terminal of the first battery cell, the first electrically-conductive
vibration dampening portion having a fourth thickness greater than the first thickness along an entire length of the first
electrically-conductive vibration dampening portion, such that vibrations induced on the first electrically-conductive plate
portion are attenuated when a portion of the vibrations induced in the first electrically-conductive plate portion pass through
the first electrically-conductive vibration dampening portion to the second electrically-conductive plate portion; and

a second electrically-conductive vibration dampening portion directly coupled to and between the second end of the second
electrically-conductive plate portion and the second end of the third electrically-conductive plate portion, the second electrically-conductive
vibration dampening portion extending perpendicular to the second terminal of the second battery cell, the second electrically-conductive
vibration dampening portion having a fifth thickness greater than the second thickness along an entire length of the second
electrically-conductive vibration dampening portion, such that vibrations induced on the second electrically-conductive plate
portion are attenuated when a portion of the vibrations induced on the second electrically-conductive plate portion pass through
the second electrically-conductive vibration dampening portion to the third electrically-conductive plate portion.

US Pat. No. 9,206,272

METHOD FOR ETHYLENE OLIGOMERIZATION

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A method for ethylene oligomerization, comprising polymerizing ethylene in the presence of a catalyst system containing
i) a ligand compound represented by Chemical Formula 1 and a chromium source, or ii) a chromium compound represented by Chemical
Formula 2; and a cocatalyst:

wherein R1, R2, R2? and R3 are the same as or different from each other, and each independently is a hydrogen atom, a hydrocarbyl group having 1 to 30
carbon atoms, or a heterohydrocarbyl group having 1 to 30 carbon atoms, and

X is a halogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 9,251,985

FUSE LOCK-OUT ASSEMBLY FOR A BATTERY PACK

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A fuse lock-out assembly for a battery pack, comprising:
a first housing having an interior region that holds a manual service disconnect lower housing and a manual service disconnect
upper housing therein;

a fuse holding housing coupled to the first housing, the fuse holding housing having a first fuse compartment that holds a
first fuse therein;

a slidable door being slidably coupled to the first housing, the slidable door slides from a first operational position to
a second operational position;

the slidable door covers an open end of the first fuse compartment at the first operational position to prevent the first
fuse from being removed from the first fuse compartment; and

the slidable door extends over a portion of the manual service disconnect lower housing at the second operational position
only if the manual service disconnect upper housing is previously de-coupled from the manual service disconnect lower housing,
the slidable door further does not cover the open end of the first fuse compartment at the second operational position.

US Pat. No. 9,196,882

BATTERY PACK OF COMPACT STRUCTURE

LG CHEM. LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A battery pack comprising:
(a) a battery module assembly having a structure in which two or more battery modules, each of which comprises a plurality
of unit modules, each of which comprises two or more battery cells, mounted in a cartridge in a state in which the unit modules
are connected in (i) series or (ii) parallel or (iii) series and parallel to each other, are arranged in a lateral direction
such that the battery modules are disposed in tight contact with each other or adjacent to each other in a state in which
the battery modules are electrically connected to each other;

(b) a pair of a front support member and a rear support member to cover a front and rear of outermost battery modules of the
battery module assembly;

(c) at least one upper end connection member to connect the front support member and the rear support member to each other
at an upper end of the battery module assembly to support an upper part of the battery module assembly; and

(d) at least one lower end connection member to connect the front support member and the rear support member to each other
at a lower end of the battery module assembly to support a lower part of the battery module assembly, wherein

the cartridge is provided at a lower end thereof with a fastening hole, via which the at least one lower end connection member
is mounted,

an insulation member is mounted between cathode terminals and anode terminals of the unit modules at a top of each of the
battery modules to prevent contact between the cathode terminals and the anode terminals of the unit modules, and

the upper end connection member is mounted in a depressed groove of the insulation member.

US Pat. No. 9,252,454

SECONDARY BATTERY OF EXCELLENT PRODUCTIVITY AND SAFETY

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A secondary battery, comprising:
a jelly-roll having a cathode/separator/anode structure mounted in a cylindrical battery case;
a plate-shaped insulator mounted on a top of the jelly-roll, the plate-shaped insulator comprising a multi-layer structure
having a woven fabric or a knit fabric made of fibers,

wherein each layer has a woven fabric or a knit fabric made of fibers,
wherein the plate-shaped insulator has fine pores having a nonuniform diameter in a longitudinal direction, and
wherein a distance between fine pores is in the range of 10 ?m to 100 ?m and the distance is uniform.

US Pat. No. 9,240,574

SECONDARY BATTERY AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A method of manufacturing a secondary battery, comprising:
preparing a polymer slurry by adding a polymer particle to an electrolyte solution;
injecting the polymer slurry to a battery casing in which an electrode assembly is received, so that the electrolyte solution
penetrates into the electrode assembly and the polymer particle is disposed between the electrode assembly and the battery
casing, wherein the polymer particle does not penetrate into the electrode assembly;

changing the polymer slurry to a polymer solution by heating the battery casing; and
hardening the polymer solution by cooling the battery casing.

US Pat. No. 9,209,491

STACK/FOLDING-TYPED ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR PREPARATION OF THE SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

2. An electrode assembly constructed in a structure in which a plurality of electrochemical cells, formed of full cells having
a cathode/separator/anode structure, as basic units, are overlapped, and a continuous separator sheet is disposed between
the overlapped cells,
wherein in the structure before the electrochemical cells are overlapped, the full cells are configured to be placed in the
same electrode orientation on the continuous separator sheet,

wherein a bi-cell (‘A-type bi-cell’), having a cathode/separator/anode/separator/cathode structure, surrounded by the separator
sheet, or ii) a bi-cell (‘C-type bi-cell’), having an anode/separator/cathode/separator/anode structure, surrounded by the
separator sheet, is located at a middle of the overlapped electrochemical cells, which is a winding start point, and the full
cells disposed above and below the bi-cell are symmetrical to each other about the bi-cell in the direction of electrodes
of the full cells,

wherein the bi-cell has a different structure than the full cells, and
wherein anodes are located at a topmost layer and a bottommost layer of the electrode assembly to form an outer surface of
the electrode assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,373,820

SUBSTRATE FOR ORGANIC ELECTRONIC DEVICE

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A substrate for an organic electronic device comprising:
a base layer; and
a scattering layer disposed on the base layer, and comprising a pattern of anisotropic nanostructures having an aspect ratio
in the range of 1.2 to 30, wherein the anisotropic nanostructure has a shape of a column having a length in the range of 50
to 1,000 nm, wherein the anisotropic nanostructure has a refractive index of 1.7 or more.

US Pat. No. 9,182,450

SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY RECOGNIZING BATTERY CHARACTERISTIC, BATTERY INFORMATION STORAGE DEVICE FOR THE SAME, AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY OPTIMIZING BATTERY MANAGEMENT DEVICE BY USING THE SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A system for automatically recognizing a battery characteristic, comprising:
a battery information storage device configured to store battery information for a first battery; and
a battery management device having preset battery management standards,
wherein the battery management device is configured such that when the battery management device is connected to the battery
information storage device, the battery management device is configured to optimize battery management standards for controlling
a battery behavior of the first battery directly or indirectly with reference to the battery information stored in the battery
information storage device, and

wherein the battery management device is configured such that when the first battery is exchanged for a second battery and
a second battery information storage device configured to store battery information for the second battery is connected to
the battery management device, the battery management device is configured to optimize the battery management standards for
controlling a battery behavior of the second battery directly or indirectly with reference to the battery information stored
in the second battery information storage device.

US Pat. No. 9,279,050

NON-HALOGEN FLAME RETARDANT STYRENE RESIN COMPOSITION

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A non-halogen flame retardant styrene resin composition comprising:
(A) a styrene resin; and
(B) a phosphorous-modified epoxy resin,
wherein the (B) phosphorous-modified epoxy resin has repeat units represented by following Formulae 3C, 3D and 3E,

wherein R1, R2 and R3 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, C1-C20 alkyl, C6-C24 aryl or C7-C30 alkylaryl,
X and Y each independently represent C1-C20 unsubstituted, or oxygen or nitrogen-substituted alkylene, C6-C24 unsubstituted,
or oxygen or nitrogen-substituted arylene, or C7-C30 unsubstituted, or oxygen or nitrogen-substituted divalent alkylaryl,

n1 and n2 each independently represent an integer of 0 to 100,

n3 represents an integer of 1 to 100, and

Z is an integer of 1 to 3.

US Pat. No. 9,083,028

SECONDARY BATTERY PACK OF NOVEL STRUCTURE

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A secondary battery pack comprising:
an anode terminal and a cathode terminal of a battery cell, the anode terminal and the cathode terminal being made of a plate-shaped
conductive member, the anode terminal and the cathode terminal being electrically connected to a protection circuit module
(PCM);

a battery cell having the anode terminal and the cathode terminal formed at one end thereof, the battery cell being provided
at the end thereof with a thermally welded surplus portion; and

the PCM comprising a printed circuit board (PCB) having a protection circuit formed thereon, the PCB being provided at one
side thereof with a cathode terminal connection portion and an anode terminal connection portion and at the other side thereof
with an external input and output terminal connection portion, an external input and output terminal electrically connected
to the protection circuit of the PCB via the external input and output terminal connection portion of the PCB, and an electrically
insulative PCM case, in which the PCB is mounted in an insertion fashion, the PCB being loaded on the thermally welded surplus
portion of the battery cell in a direction in which the PCB faces an upper end of a main body of the battery cell in a state
in which the PCB is erected perpendicular to the battery cell,

wherein the PCM case is configured to have a hollow box structure, one end of which is opened in the shape of a slit, through
which the PCB is inserted,

wherein the thermally welded surplus portion is formed at an upper-end case extension portion of the battery cell, and
wherein the battery cell is a secondary battery having a battery case made of a laminate sheet comprising a metal layer and
a resin layer in a sealed state.

US Pat. No. 9,999,099

HEATING ELEMENT AND A MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A heat emitting body, comprising:a) a transparent substrate,
b) an electrically conductive heat emitting line pattern on at least one side of the transparent substrate, the electrically conductive heat emitting line pattern defining boundary lines of a Voronoi diagram, and defining intersection points where two or more boundary lines intersect at an angle, each intersection point having a curved shape, wherein the curved shape is an arc closest to the intersection point, the arc being defined by adjusting a diameter that passes through a point on a line central to the intersection point and disposed at a predetermined distance from the intersection point based on the angle formed between the boundary lines that form the intersection point,
c) bus bars disposed at both ends of the electrically conductive heat emitting line pattern, and
d) a power part connected to the bus bars,
wherein the curved shape at the intersection point has a radius of curvature which is 0.1 to 5 times of a line width of the boundary lines defined by the electrically conductive heat emitting line pattern, and the line width of the electrically conductive heat emitting line pattern is 30 micrometers or less,
wherein 10% or more of the Voronoi diagram defined by the electrically conductive heat emitting line pattern comprises an area in which at least a line connecting a central point of one shape in the Voronoi diagram to a central point of an adjacent shape in the Voronoi diagram has a different length than any other line, and
wherein the Voronoi diagram is formed by Voronoi diagram generators and controlled so that a distribution of the Voronoi diagram generators per a unit area of 5 cm2 or less is uniform, and the Voronoi diagram generators have a distribution of 25 to 2,500/cm2 in a unit area of 5 cm2 or less.

US Pat. No. 9,986,645

TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE POLYMER ELECTRODE FORMED BY INKJET PRINTING, DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE ELECTRODE, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE ELECTRODE

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A transparent conductive polymer electrode, comprising a plurality of electrode lines formed of droplets of conductive polymer, created by inkjet printing of an ink composition comprising a conductive polymer comprising PEDOT:PSS (poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) poly(styrenesulfonate)); andan additional polymer material comprising polyacetylene, poly(p-phenylene vinylene), or poly(thiophene) poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene);
wherein:
each of the electrode lines comprises a central first region, and second regions having different conductive polymer droplet hit densities from the central first region on each side of the central first region,
the central first region has a ratio of b/a within a range of 0.2 to 0.8, where “a” is a distance from a center to an edge of an electrode line in at least one direction of width and length directions thereof, and “b” is a distance from the center to an edge of the central first region in the at least one direction, the second regions are the remaining regions of the electrode line, and the conductive polymer droplet hit density of each of the second regions is lower than that of the first region,
the hit density of the conductive polymer droplets decreases from the central first region to an edge of each of the second regions of the electrode line of the transparent conductive polymer electrode, and the hit density of the conductive polymer droplets in the outermost edges of the second regions is 5% to 30% of the hit density of the conductive polymer droplets in the central first region, and
each of the second regions is divided into at least two regions whose conductive polymer droplet hit densities are different from each other and wherein the electrode line has a thickness distribution in which the thickness of the at least two regions of the second regions becomes reduced as it goes to both lateral edges of the electrode line in the width direction.

US Pat. No. 9,256,005

POLARIZING PLATE

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A polarizing plate, comprising:
a polarizer; an active energy beam-curable adhesive layer; and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer, which are sequentially
disposed,

wherein the active energy beam-curable adhesive layer includes an adhesive composition including an epoxy compound and an
acryl-based monomer in a cured state,

wherein the epoxy compound includes an alicyclic epoxy compound and a glycidyl ether-type epoxy compound,
wherein the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer includes a first pressure-sensitive adhesive layer forming a first surface;
and a second pressure-sensitive adhesive layer forming a second surface, and the first and second surfaces include pressure-sensitive
adhesive layers having different tensile modulus,

wherein the active energy beam-curable adhesive layer is directly attached to at least one surface of the polarizer, and the
first surface of the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer is directly attached to the adhesive layer,

wherein the first surface has a higher tensile modulus than the second surface,
wherein the first surface has a tensile modulus at 25° C. of 1 to 1,000 MPa, and
wherein the second surface has a tensile modulus at 25° C. of 0.01 to 1.0 MPa.

US Pat. No. 9,246,189

SECONDARY BATTERY INCLUDING ELECTROLYTE ADDITIVE

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A secondary battery comprising a cathode, an anode, and an electrolyte consisting of a lithium salt, a non-aqueous organic
solvent, and an electrolyte additive, wherein the electrolyte additive decomposes at 4.5 V or higher to less than 5.5 V vs.
reduction voltage of Li+,
wherein an amount of the electrolyte additive is in a range of 0.1 to 1 wt % based on a total weight of the electrolyte and
the electrolyte additive consists of diacetoxy biphenyl or cyclohexyl benzene,

wherein at least one of the cathode and the anode has a surface layer formed by decomposition of the electrolyte additive,
and

wherein the cathode comprises a spinel-structure lithium metal oxide as a cathode active material is represented by Formula
2 below,

LixNiyMn2?yO4  (2)

wherein 0.9?x?1.2 and 0.4?y?0.5, and
the anode comprises an anode active material represented by Formula 4 below:
LiaTibO4  (4)

wherein 0.1?a?4 and 0.2?b?4.

US Pat. No. 9,050,893

DRIVER CIRCUIT FOR AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE AND A DIAGNOSTIC METHOD FOR DETERMINING WHEN A FIRST VOLTAGE DRIVER IS SHORTED TO A HIGH VOLTAGE AND A SECOND VOLTAGE DRIVER HAS A LOW ELECTRICAL CURRENT FLOWING THERETHROUGH

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A driver circuit for an electric vehicle, comprising:
a first voltage driver having a first input line, a first output line, and a first voltage sense line; the first input line
coupled to both the first voltage driver and a microprocessor, the first output line coupled to a first side of a contactor
coil of a contactor, the first voltage sense line coupled to both the first output line and to the microprocessor;

a second voltage driver having a second input line, a second output line, and a second voltage sense line; the second input
line coupled to the microprocessor, the second output line coupled to a second side of the contactor coil, the second voltage
sense line coupled to the microprocessor;

the microprocessor configured to generate a first pulse width modulated signal on the first input line to induce the first
voltage driver to output a second pulse width modulated signal on the first output line that is received by the first side
of the contactor coil to energize the contactor coil;

the microprocessor further configured to iteratively measure a voltage on the first voltage sense line over time to obtain
a first plurality of voltage values when the microprocessor is generating the first pulse width modulated signal;

the microprocessor further configured to determine a first filtered voltage value based on the first plurality of voltage
values;

the microprocessor further configured to set a first diagnostic flag equal to a first value if the first filtered voltage
value is greater than a first threshold value;

the microprocessor further configured to iteratively measure a voltage on the second voltage sense line over time that is
indicative of a voltage on the second output line to obtain a second plurality of voltage values when the microprocessor is
generating the first pulse width modulated signal;

the microprocessor further configured to determine a first filtered current value based on the second plurality of voltage
values, the first filtered current value indicative of an amount of electrical current flowing through the contactor coil;

the microprocessor further configured to set a second diagnostic flag equal to a second value if the first filtered current
value is less than a second threshold value; and

the microprocessor further configured to stop generating the first pulse width modulated signal to de-energize the contactor
coil if the first diagnostic flag is set equal to the first value, and the second diagnostic flag is set equal to the second
value.

US Pat. No. 9,434,272

BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A battery management system which manages a battery pack including at least two battery assemblies connected in a sequential
order, the battery management system comprising:
at least two battery management devices each having a first terminal outputting a variable voltage and a second terminal outputting
a constant voltage, and provided for each battery assembly;

at least two slave switch units connected to each other in sequential order, and provided for each battery management device
and connected between the first terminal and the second terminal, the slave switch units selectively turning on or turning
off based on the variable voltage outputted from the first terminal; and

an information transfer unit to transmit information from the battery management device to an external device,
wherein among the slave switch units, when a slave switch unit provided in a battery management device intended to transmit
information to the external device turns on, the slave switch units turn on in a sequential order toward a last slave switch
unit provided the last among the slave switch units, to form an information transfer path to allow the information transfer
unit to transmit the information to the external device.

US Pat. No. 9,434,833

BULK PVC COMPOSITION, BULK PVC POLYMERIZATION METHOD AND APPARATUS

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A bulk PVC composition comprising a vinyl chloride monomer, an initiator and a bulk PVC particle coating agent,
wherein the PVC particle coating agent is a hydrocarbon alcohol having two to four hydroxyl groups, and
wherein the hydrocarbon alcohol having two to four hydroxyl groups is one or more selected from ethylene glycol, diethylene
glycol, propylene glycol, hexamethylene glycol, propanetriol, trimethylolpropane and pentaerythritol.

US Pat. No. 9,353,255

ACRYLONITRILE-ACRYLATE-STYRENE GRAFT COPOLYMER AND THERMOPLASTIC RESIN COMPOSITION COMPRISING THEREOF

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A graft copolymer composition comprising:
a graft copolymer comprising a seed, a core and a shell; and
a matrix polymer,
wherein a difference between a refractive index of the seed and a refractive index (?D25) of the matrix polymer is lower than 0.03,

a difference between a refractive index of the shell, and a refractive index (?D25) of the matrix polymer is lower than 0.03,

a difference between a refractive index of the core and a refractive index (?D25) of the matrix polymer is higher than 0.08, and

the graft copolymer satisfies the following Equations 1 and 2:
200?2*r2?300  Equation 1

20?r2?r1?50  Equation 2

wherein r1 represents a thickness (nm) from the center to the seed of the graft copolymer and r2 represents a thickness (nm)
from the center to the core of the graft copolymer,

wherein the graft copolymer has a graft ratio higher than 25% and a gel content lower than 90%, and the graft copolymer comprises
a styrene, vinyl toluene or styrene monomer derivative; an alkyl (meth)acrylate compound; and acrylonitrile, methacrylonitrile
or a mixture thereof, and

wherein a weight ratio of the seed to the core to the shell is 10 to 35:30 to 55:30 to 45.

US Pat. No. 9,196,896

POROUS SILICON-BASED ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL AND SECONDARY BATTERY COMPRISING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR) UNIS...

1. A porous silicon-based electrode active material comprising:
a silicon phase,
a SiOx (0
a silicon dioxide phase dispersed in the SiOx phase,

wherein the silicon dioxide phase is crystalline and comprises cristoballite,
wherein the silicon dioxide phase is present in an amount of 2-50 wt % based on the weight of the silicon-based anode active
material,

wherein the porous silicon-based anode active material has a porosity of 7-71%, and
wherein a concentration of the silicon phase is higher center portion than center-periphery portion of the electrode active
material and a concentration of the silicon dioxide phase is higher center-periphery portion than center portion of the electrode
active material.

US Pat. No. 9,145,327

METHOD FOR FORMING LUBRICANT LAYER ON SURFACE OF GLASS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING GLASS USING THE SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

7. A method for forming a lubricant layer on the surface of a non-alkali glass by using SO2 gas, wherein the SO2 gas is supplied to the non-alkali glass together with a SO2 gas oxidation catalyst under an oxidation environment.

US Pat. No. 9,130,045

THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR PREPARING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A thin film transistor comprising a substrate; a gate electrode; an insulating layer; a semiconductor layer; a source electrode;
and a drain electrode,
wherein the semiconductor layer comprises a zinc oxide semiconductor channel material comprising Si,
wherein the semiconductor layer is doped with nitrogen through sequentially being subjected to a plasma nitrification process
and then an oxygen heat treatment process after the semiconductor layer is formed, and

wherein the zinc oxide semiconductor channel material comprising Si is a material that comprises ZnO, ZnO:Al, ZnO:Ga, ZnO:In,
or a complex oxide thereof and Si in an amount of more than 0 to 30 mole % or less.

US Pat. No. 9,389,279

BATTERY CELL ASSEMBLY WITH A THIN PROFILE SENSOR

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A battery cell assembly, comprising:
a pouch-type battery cell having a housing and first and second electrical terminals extending outwardly from the housing;
a thin profile sensor having a flexible plastic sheet, a microprocessor, a sensing circuit, a heat generating circuit, and
a data transmitting circuit; the microprocessor being operably coupled to the sensing circuit, the heat generating circuit,
and the data transmitting circuit; the microprocessor, the sensing circuit, the heat generating circuit, and the data transmitting
circuit being disposed on and coupled to a first side of the flexible plastic sheet, the flexible plastic sheet further having
an adhesive portion disposed on the first side on a peripheral region of the flexible plastic sheet, and adhesive portion
adhering at least a portion of the first side of the flexible plastic sheet to an exterior surface of the housing of the pouch-type
battery cell such that the microprocessor, the sensing circuit, and the heat generating circuit are disposed between the flexible
plastic sheet and the exterior surface of the housing of the pouch-type battery cell;

the microprocessor being electrically coupled to the first and second electrical terminals of the pouch-type battery cell,
the first and second electrical terminals supplying an operational voltage to the microprocessor;

the microprocessor being programmed to determine a first voltage value corresponding to an open circuit voltage of the pouch-type
battery cell between the first and second electrical terminals;

the microprocessor being further programmed to determine a second voltage value corresponding to a first voltage of the pouch-type
battery cell between the first and second electrical terminals when the pouch-type battery cell is supplying electrical current
through the heat generating circuit;

the microprocessor being further programmed to determine a current value corresponding to an electrical current level flowing
through the pouch-type battery cell when the pouch-type battery cell is supplying the electrical current through the heat
generating circuit;

the microprocessor being further programmed to determine an internal resistance value corresponding to an internal resistance
level of the pouch-type battery cell based on the first voltage value, the second voltage value, and the current value;

the microprocessor being further programmed to store the internal resistance value in a memory device; and
the microprocessor being further programmed to generate a control signal to induce the data transmitting circuit to transmit
a signal having a first binary message with a battery cell identifier value and the internal resistance value of the battery
cell therein.

US Pat. No. 9,279,052

THERMOPLASTIC POLYESTER ELASTOMER RESIN COMPOSITION AND MOLDING ARTICLES COMPRISING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A thermoplastic polyester elastomer resin composition comprising:
90% to 97% by weight of a copolyetherester elastomer resin; and
2% to 5% by weight of a glycidyl-modified ethylene-octene copolymer (EOR-GMA).
US Pat. No. 9,944,813

METAL NANOPLATE, A METHOD FOR PREPARING THE SAME, A CONDUCTIVE INK COMPOSITION, AND A CONDUCTIVE FILM COMPRISING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A metal nanoplate comprising a metal connected by a medium of a conductive polymer and having a thickness of 0.5 nm to 100 nm, a diameter of 200 nm or more, and a width larger than the thickness and equal to or less than the diameter, wherein a ratio of width/diameter is 0.6 to 1, wherein a ratio of diameter/thickness is 100 to 2000, and wherein the conductive polymer comprises polyaniline, polypyrrole, or a copolymer thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,300,006

BATTERY CELL OF STAIR-LIKE STRUCTURE

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A battery cell configured to have a structure in which an electrode assembly comprising a separator disposed between a
cathode and an anode is mounted in a battery case, wherein
the battery case comprises an upper case and a lower case, the upper case and/or the lower case being provided with a receiving
part, in which the electrode assembly is mounted,

the electrode assembly comprises a plurality of electrodes or unit cells stacked in a height direction on the basis of a plane,
two or more of the electrodes or the unit cells having different planar sizes,

the receiving part of the battery case is provided with stair-like steps corresponding to an external appearance of the electrode
assembly, and

the electrode assembly includes two or more electrode groups, the two or more electrode groups being of different types selected
from the group consisting of:

a first electrode group having a laminated structure in which a cathode plate, a separator plate, an anode plate, and another
separator plate are laminated while being sequentially stacked,

a second electrode group having a laminated structure in which an anode plate, a separator plate, a cathode plate, and another
separator plate are laminated while being sequentially stacked,

a third electrode group having a laminated structure in which a cathode plate, an anode plate, and separator plates are laminated
while being stacked such that the two of the separator plates are located at the outermost sides of the stacked structure,
and

a fourth electrode group having a laminated structure in which a cathode plate, an anode plate, and a separator plate are
laminated while being stacked such that the separator plate is disposed between the cathode plate and the anode plate.

US Pat. No. 9,437,859

BATTERY CELL INTERCONNECT AND VOLTAGE SENSING ASSEMBLY AND A BATTERY MODULE

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A battery cell interconnect and voltage sensing assembly, comprising:
a plastic frame member having a first side and a second side, the plastic frame member having first, second, third and fourth
elongated apertures extending therethrough; the first, second, third and fourth elongated apertures extending substantially
parallel to a longitudinal axis of the plastic frame member, the first and second elongated apertures being centered about
a first axis, the third and fourth elongated apertures being centered about a second axis, the first and second axes being
perpendicular to the longitudinal axis and disposed a longitudinal distance apart from one another;

an elongated interconnect member being coupled to the plastic frame member and extending past both the first and third apertures,
the elongated interconnect member being configured to be electrically and physically coupled to both a first electrical terminal
of a first battery cell extending through the first elongated aperture, and a first electrical terminal of a second battery
cell extending through the third elongated aperture; the elongated interconnect member having a spade lug;

a first interconnect member being coupled to the plastic frame member on the first side thereof, the first interconnect member
being configured to be electrically and physically coupled to a first electrical terminal of a third battery cell extending
through the second elongated aperture, the first interconnect member having a spade lug;

a second interconnect member being coupled to the plastic frame member on the first side thereof, the second interconnect
member being configured to be electrically and physically coupled to a first electrical terminal of a fourth battery cell
extending through the fourth elongated aperture, the second interconnect member having a spade lug; and

a wire harness assembly having first, second, and third spade clips; the first spade clip being electrically and physically
coupled to the spade lug of the elongated interconnect member; the second spade clip being electrically and physically coupled
to the spade lug of the first interconnect member; the third spade clip being electrically and physically coupled to the spade
lug of the second interconnect member.

US Pat. No. 9,118,084

ELECTRODE FOR SECONDARY BATTERY, PREPARATION THEREOF, AND SECONDARY BATTERY AND CABLE-TYPE SECONDARY BATTERY COMPRISING THE SAME

LG Chem. Ltd., (KR)

1. A sheet-form electrode for a secondary battery, comprising:
a current collector;
an electrode active material layer formed on one surface of the current collector;
a porous organic-inorganic layer formed on the electrode active material layer and comprising inorganic particles and a polymer
binder;

a first porous supporting layer formed on the porous organic-inorganic layer; and
a second supporting layer formed on another surface of the current collector,
wherein the sheet-form electrode is formed in a substantially helical shape.

US Pat. No. 9,077,058

COOLING MEMBER OF COMPACT STRUCTURE AND EXCELLENT STABILITY AND BATTERY MODULE EMPLOYED WITH THE SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A cooling member mounted between battery cells to remove heat generated from the battery cells during charge and discharge
of the battery cells, wherein the cooling member comprises:
a plate-shaped heat dissipation fin disposed between the battery cells in a state in which opposite main surfaces of the heat
dissipation fin are in tight contact with the battery cells; and

a coolant conduit configured to have a hollow structure through which a coolant flows, the coolant conduit extending around
and contacting at least three edges of the heat dissipation fin, the coolant conduit being located at an outside of an electrode
assembly receiving part of each of the battery cells when the heat dissipation fin is disposed between the battery cells,

wherein the electrode assembly receiving part of each of the battery cells is formed in a quadrangular shape in plan, and
the coolant conduit is bent so as to be disposed in tight contact with the outer edge of the electrode assembly receiving
part, and

wherein each of the battery cells is a plate-shaped secondary battery.

US Pat. No. 9,736,937

CONDUCTIVE FILM, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND DISPLAY DEVICE COMPRISING THE SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A conductive film comprising:
a substrate;
a transparent electrode layer provided on the substrate; and
a conductive pattern layer provided on the transparent electrode layer,
wherein the conductive pattern layer includes a metal nitride pattern layer including CuNx, x is a mass ratio of N with respect
to a mass of Cu, and 0
wherein a thickness of the metal nitride pattern layer is greater than or equal to 20 nm and less than or equal to 160 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,447,946

OPTICAL MEMBER AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME, BACKLIGHT UNIT USING THE OPTICAL MEMBER, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE BACKLIGHT UNIT

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. An optical member comprising:
a light incident side;
a light outgoing side comprising a pattern part in an area corresponding to a light source and an adhesive part in an area
aside from that of the pattern part, the pattern part configured to adjust the intensity of a light, the pattern part formed
of a non-adhesive ink; and

a spacer formed on the pattern part and having a pillar structure in order to maintain a predetermined distance between the
pattern part and a film stacked thereon,

wherein the spacer is formed by overlapping and patterning an ultraviolet curing ink or a phase change ink;
wherein the pattern part includes a diffusion pattern formed on an entire area of the pattern part and a reflective pattern
formed over the diffusion pattern,

wherein the diffusion pattern is formed of a non-adhesive ink comprising at least one selected from the group consisting of
titanium dioxide, Teflon, polystyrene, and silica, and

wherein the reflective pattern is formed of a non-adhesive ink comprising at least one selected from the group consisting
of Al, Cr, Ag, Hg, Pt, and Mo.

US Pat. No. 9,413,011

BINDER FOR SECONDARY BATTERY EXHIBITING EXCELLENT ADHESION FORCE

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A binder for secondary battery electrodes comprising a polymer obtained by polymerizing three or more kinds of monomers
with a reactive emulsifying agent, wherein the three or more kinds of monomers are a mixture of: a (meth) acrylic acid ester
monomer (a); at least one monomer selected from the group consisting of an acrylate monomer, a vinyl monomer and a nitrile
monomer (b); and an unsaturated monocarbonic acid monomer (c),
wherein the (meth)acrylic acid ester monomer is at least one monomer selected from the group consisting of methyl acrylate,
ethyl acrylate, propyl acrylate, isopropyl acrylate, isobutyl acrylate, n-amyl acrylate, isoamyl acrylate, n-ethyl hexyl acrylate,
2-ethyl hexyl acrylate, 2-hydroxy ethyl acrylate, methyl methacrylate, ethyl methacrylate, propyl methacrylate, isopropyl
methacrylate, n-butyl methacrylate, isobutyl methacrylate, n-amyl methacrylate, isoamyl methacrylate, n-hexyl methacrylate,
n-ethyl hexyl methacrylate, 2-ethyl hexyl methacrylate, hydroxyethyl methacrylate and hydroxypropyl methacrylate,

wherein the acrylate monomer is selected from the group consisting of methacryloxy ethylethylene urea, ?-carboxy ethylacrylate,
dipropylene diacrylate, ditrimethylolpropane tetraacrylate, dipentaerythritol hexaacrylate, pentaerythritol triacrylate, pentaerythritol
tetraacrylate, lauryl acrylate, cetyl acrylate, stearyl acrylate, lauryl methacrylate, cetyl methacrylate and stearyl methacrylate,

wherein the reactive emulsifying agent contains a carbon-carbon double bond at one side thereof and contains at least one
selected from the group consisting of a cationic emulsifying agent, an anionic emulsifying agent, an amphoteric emulsifying
agent, and a non-ionic emulsifying agent group at the other side thereof, wherein the anionic emulsifying agent group is selected
from the group consisting of sulfate, phosphate, and sulfosuccinate,

wherein the binder further comprises a non-reactive emulsifying agent, in addition to the reactive emulsifying agent, and
wherein the non-reactive emulsifying agent is present in an amount of 100% or less, with respect to the weight of the reactive
emulsifying agent.

US Pat. No. 9,410,017

POLY-AMIC ACID, PHOTO-SENSITIVE RESIN COMPOSITION, DRY FILM, AND CIRCUIT BOARD

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A polyamic acid comprising a repeating unit of the following Chemical Formula 1:

wherein X1 is a tetravalent organic group,

X2 is an aromatic ring-containing trivalent or tetravalent organic group,

n is an integer of 0 or 1, and
P1 and P2 are the same or different, and are each an organic functional group containing an imidazolyl group, and

wherein each of P1 and P2 is a functional group of the following Chemical Formula 2:

—(R1)a—(R2)b—Y  [Chemical Formula 2]

wherein R1 is


a is 0 or 1,
R2 is a straight or branched alkylene group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms,

b is 0 or 1, and
Y is an imidazolyl group that is substituted or unsubstituted with an alkyl group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 9,391,321

NEGATIVE-ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY AND METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR) UNIS...

1. A negative-electrode active material for a lithium secondary battery, comprising:
a non-carbonaceous nanotube having an outer wall and a tube shape defined by the outer wall, wherein the outer wall has a
thickness of nanoscale and comprises at least one non-carbonaceous material selected from the group consisting of silicon,
germanium and antimony; and

an amorphous carbon layer with a thickness of 5 nm or less on the outer wall of the non-carbonaceous nanotube,
wherein the non-carbonaceous nanotube has an average cross-section diameter of 180-300 nm.
US Pat. No. 9,296,845

OLEFIN RESIN COMPOSITION

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. An olefin resin composition comprising an olefin resin, an unsaturated silane compound, an amino silane compound, and a
radical initiator, wherein the amino silane compound is included in an amount of 1 to 40 parts by weight with respect to 100
parts by weight of the silane compound in the whole olefin resin composition.
US Pat. No. 9,276,150

SHEET FOR A PHOTOVOLTAIC CELL

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A sheet for a photovoltaic cell that comprises a resin layer, the resin layer comprising a silicone resin represented by
an average composition formula of Formula 1 and a high refractive filler of which a refractive index with respect to light
having a wavelength of 400 nm is 1.55 or more,
(R3SiO1/2)a(R2SiO2/2)b(R?SiO3/2)c(SiO4/2)d  [Formula 1]

wherein the R and R? substituents are directly bound to a silicon atom, and independently represent hydrogen, a hydroxy group,
an epoxy group, an acryloyl group, a methacryloyl group, an isocyanate group, an alkoxy group or a monovalent hydrocarbon
group, with the provision that at least one of R and R? represent an aryl group; a is between 0 and 0.6, b is between 0 and
0.95, c is between 0 and 0.8, and d is between 0 and 0.4, with the provision that a+b+c+d is 1, and b and c are not 0 simultaneously,

wherein the resin layer comprises the high refractive filler in an amount of 0.1 parts by weight to 70 parts by weight, relative
to 100 parts by weight of the silicone resin, and

wherein a molar ratio (Ar/Si) of the aryl group (Ar) bound to a silicon atom with respect to the total silicon atoms (Si)
in the silicon resin is greater than 0.5.

US Pat. No. 9,255,179

COPOLYCARBONATE RESIN AND ARTICLE INCLUDING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A copolycarbonate resin polymerized with an aromatic diol compound, a carbonate precursor and a siloxane compound, wherein
the siloxane compound is a mixture of a compound represented by following Chemical Formula 1 and a compound represented by
following Chemical Formula 2:

wherein R is independently hydrogen or an alkyl group having 1 to 13 carbon atoms; Ra is an alkylene group having 1 to 10
carbon atoms; Y is an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, hydrogen (H), halogen, a hydroxy group, an alkoxy group or an
aryl group having 6 carbon atoms or more; -Q is —OH, —OR?? or

n is an integer of 1 to 99; and R?? is an alkyl group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms;

wherein R? is independently hydrogen or an alkyl group having 1 to 13 carbon atoms; R? is an alkylene group having 1 to 10
carbon atoms; X is an alkylene group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, hydrogen (H), halogen, a hydroxy group, an alkoxy group or
an aryl group having 6 carbon atoms or more; -Q? is —OH, —OR?? or

m is an integer of 1 to 99; and R?? is an alkyl group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 9,364,780

APPARATUS FOR SEPARATING GAS AND LIQUID

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. An apparatus for separating gas and liquid comprising: a housing; a rotating shaft provided inside the housing; a drive
unit configured to rotate the rotating shaft; a rotating cone mounted at the rotating shaft to rotate about the rotating shaft
and having a diameter decreasing from an upper end to a lower end thereof; and a fixed cone formed by coupling at least two
first unit members in a circumferential direction of the rotating shaft, disposed in the housing to be spaced apart from the
rotating cone and having a diameter decreasing an upper end to a lower end thereof, wherein the two adjacent first unit members
are separably coupled to each other, wherein the fixed cone is formed by coupling lateral ends of the two adjacent first unit
members so that at least portions of the lateral ends of the two adjacent first unit members overlap, wherein a first stepped
portion is provided at a lateral end of one of the two adjacent first unit members, and a second stepped portion formed in
a direction opposite to that of the first stepped portion is provided at a lateral end of the other first unit member, and
wherein a first protrusion is formed at the first stepped portion, and a first groove portion recessed to insert the first
protrusion is formed at the second stepped portion.

US Pat. No. 9,356,312

METHOD FOR PREPARING SECONDARY BATTERY AND THE SECONDARY BATTERY PREPARED BY USING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A method for producing a secondary battery in which an electrode assembly comprising a cathode, an anode and a separator
interposed between the cathode and the anode is accommodated in a battery case, the method comprising:
inserting the electrode assembly into the battery case;
injecting an electrolyte into the battery case accommodating the electrode assembly to obtain a secondary battery;
storing the secondary battery at a SOC of 1 to 20% for 3 hours to 10 days;
removing gas present in the secondary battery; and
sealing the battery case,
wherein the anode comprises lithium titanium oxide (LTO) represented by the following Formula 1 as an anode active material:
LiaTibO4?cAc  (1)

wherein a, b and c are determined according to an oxidation number within ranges of 0.5?a?3, 1?b?2.5, and 0?c<0.2; and
A is at least one monovalent or bivalent anion.
US Pat. No. 9,297,944

RESIN COMPOSITION FOR OPTICAL FILM AND COMPENSATION FILM USING THE SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. An optical film prepared by biaxial stretching of a composition, the composition comprising:
40 wt % to 94 wt % of an acrylic resin;
5 wt % to 40 wt % of a styrene-acrylonitrile copolymer having a weight-average molecular weight less than 1,000,000; and
1 wt % to 20 wt % of an ultra-high molecular weight styrene-acrylonitrile copolymer having a weight-average molecular weight
ranging from 1,000,000 to 9,000,000,

wherein a thickness of the optical film is in a range of 20 ?m to 150 ?m; and
wherein the optical film has an optical transmittance of 90% or more and a haze value of 2.5% or less;
wherein an in-plane retardation value of the optical film is in the range of 50 nm to 200 nm;
wherein a thickness retardation value of the optical film is in the range of 50 nm to 400 nm;
wherein a value of Rth/Rin of the optical film is in the range of 1.0 to 2.0; and

wherein the in-plane retardation value (Rin) denotes a value defined by the following Equation 1 and the thickness retardation value (Rth) denotes a value defined by the following Equation 2:

Rin=(nx?ny)×d  [Equation 1]

Rth=(nz?ny)×d  [Equation 2]

in Equations 1 and 2,
nx is an in-plane refractive index of the film in a direction having the largest refractive index,

ny is an in-plane refractive index of the film in a direction perpendicular to the nx direction,

nz is a thickness refractive index,

d is a thickness of the film, and
the measured reference wave-length of the in-plane retardation value and the thickness retardation value is 550 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,214,696

DEGASSING METHOD OF SECONDARY BATTERY USING CENTRIFUGAL FORCE

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A method for manufacturing a battery cell including an electrode assembly and electrolyte provided in a battery case made
of a laminate sheet having a resin layer and a metal layer, comprising:
(a) mounting the electrode assembly in the battery case and sealing the periphery of the battery case except for one end part
of the battery case through thermal fusion;

(b) introducing the electrolyte through the end part of the battery case and sealing the end part of the battery case via
thermal fusion;

(c) charging-discharging the battery cell to activate the battery cell;
(d) transferring gas generated during activation and excess electrolyte to the end part of the battery case by centrifugal
force; and

(e) removing the gas and excess electrolyte from the end part of the battery case,
wherein, in step (d), the battery cell is mounted on a centrifugal separator to make the end part of the battery case face
an inside of the centrifugal separator and then rotated, enabling the gas to migrate to the end part of the battery case by
centrifugal force.

US Pat. No. 9,093,688

MIDDLE OR LARGE-SIZED BATTERY PACK OF NOVEL AIR COOLING STRUCTURE

LG CHEM LTD., Seoul (KR)...

1. A battery pack having two or more hexahedral battery modules, each including a plurality of chargeable and dischargeable
plate-shaped battery cells or unit modules (unit cells) within a battery module case, mounted in a pack case, wherein
the battery pack is used as a power source for driving a vehicle, has a battery capacity of 5 KWh or more, and removes heat
generated during the charge and discharge of the unit cells using an air cooling method,

the unit cells of each of the battery modules are vertically stacked within the battery module such that the number of the
unit cells corresponds to a height of a battery pack installation space defined in the vehicle while neighboring unit cells
within the battery module are spaced apart from each other such that a coolant channel is defined between the respective unit
cells within the battery module to minimize friction of the coolant passing through the space defined between the respective
unit cells,

the pack case is formed in a shape corresponding to the battery pack installation space in the vehicle, the hexahedral battery
modules being arranged in an inner space of the pack case,

a coolant for removing heat from the unit cells is introduced through at least one side of the pack case, passes through the
battery modules horizontally, and is discharged through the other side of the pack case,

the unit cells have a temperature deviation of less than 4° C.,
the battery pack installation space in the vehicle is a space defined in a trunk of the vehicle at a rear of a back seat,
the battery pack, which will be installed in the space defined in the trunk of the vehicle at the rear of the back seat, is
constructed to have a structure in which a pair of battery modules are installed in the pack case such that one battery module
is disposed spaced apart by a predetermined spacing distance from the other battery module in the lateral direction, coolant
suction ports are formed at regions of the pack case corresponding to the battery modules, and a coolant discharge port is
formed at a region of the pack case between the respective battery modules,

the coolant suction ports are formed at opposite sides of the pack case, and the coolant suction ports are perpendicular to
the coolant discharge port, and

the outside of each of the battery modules is spaced apart from the inside of the pack case by a predetermined spacing width
to define a coolant channel.

US Pat. No. 9,411,164

OPTICAL FILTER

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. An optical filter which is used to control a signal for a right eye and a signal for a left eye to have different polarized
states from each other,
wherein the signals for the right eye and for the left eye are emitted from a stereoscopic image display device comprising
a display part comprising signal generating regions for a right eye and a left eye configured to generate the signals for
the right eye and left eye; and a first light transmission control region adjacent to the signal generating regions for the
right eye and the left eye, and which comprises

a liquid crystal layer having first and second regions adjacent to each other which are capable of dividing incident light
into at least two kinds of lights having different polarized states and emitting the divided lights; and

a second light transmission control region in the boundary between the first and second regions,
wherein the second light transmission control region is formed so that the maximum value of an angle “?U” satisfying Expression 2 and the maximum value of an angle “?L” satisfying Expression 3 are three degrees or more,

wherein the stereoscopic image display device to which the optical filter is applied has a relative brightness of 60% or more
when observed from front,

wherein the relative brightness refer to a ratio of brightness IT of the stereoscopic image display device having the first light transmission control region and the second light transmission
control region formed with respect to brightness IO of a stereoscopic image display device having neither the first light transmission control region nor the second light transmission
control region:

tan ?U=(H1+2y)/2T  [Expression 2]

tan ?L=(H1+2H2?2y)/2T  [Expression 3]

where H1 is the width of the first light transmission control region of the stereoscopic image display device, H2 is the width of the second light transmission control region of the optical filter, T is the distance from the display part
to the optical filter in the device to which the optical filter is applied, and y is the distance from a point at which an
imaginary normal line bisecting the first light transmission control region meets the second light transmission control region,
to an end point of the second light transmission control region, in a lateral view of the stereoscopic image display device,

wherein the optical filter further comprises a base layer, the liquid crystal layer is formed on the base layer, at least
a part of the liquid crystal layer is contacted with the base layer, and the second light transmission control region is between
the base layer and the liquid crystal layer, or on the liquid crystal layer's surface, opposite to the surface on which the
base layer is formed, and

wherein H2 is in a range of more than 0 to 1000 ?m and H2 is same as or smaller than H1.

US Pat. No. 9,297,860

HIGH VOLTAGE SERVICE DISCONNECT ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING AN ISOLATION RESISTANCE FAULT OF A BATTERY PACK

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A high voltage service disconnect assembly for determining an isolation resistance fault of a battery pack, the battery
pack having an enclosure, a first battery module, a second battery module, a positive pack voltage terminal, a negative pack
voltage terminal, comprising:
a housing of the high voltage service disconnect assembly that secures first and second conductive pins thereon, the first
conductive pin being removably electrically coupled to a negative voltage terminal of the first battery module, the second
conductive pin being removably electrically coupled to a positive voltage terminal of the second battery module, the first
conductive pin being further electrically coupled in series with the second conductive pin within the housing of the high
voltage service disconnect assembly;

a detection circuit being disposed in the housing of the high voltage service disconnect assembly and electrically coupled
to the first and second conductive pins, the detection circuit outputting a first isolation resistance fault signal when a
first isolation resistance fault is detected between the negative pack voltage terminal and the enclosure; and

a first light emitting device electrically coupled to the detection circuit, the first light emitting device emitting light
in response to the first isolation resistance fault signal.

US Pat. No. 9,269,960

ELECTRODE LEAD AND SECONDARY BATTERY HAVING THE SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. An electrode lead, which is applied as a part of at least one of a cathode lead and an anode lead of a secondary battery,
the electrode lead comprising:
a first metal plate and a second metal plate spaced apart from each other with a gap therebetween and having coating layers
formed on surfaces thereof except for surfaces of end portions thereof facing each other; and

a metal bridge made of material having a lower melting point than the first metal plate and the second metal plate and buried
in the gap so that the end portions are not exposed,

wherein the surface of the end portion includes a first surface positioned inside the gap and a second surface extending from
the first surface and positioned out of the gap,

wherein the coating layer is made of nickel,
wherein the metal bridge is a lead-free alloy containing tin and copper as main components, and
wherein the metal bridge and the coating layer are formed not to overlap each other.

US Pat. No. 9,181,156

APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING ALCOHOLS FROM OLEFINS

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. An apparatus for producing alcohols, comprising:
a hydroformylation reactor comprising: a nozzle for spraying olefins and a synthesis gas (CO/H2) toward a catalyst mixture
solution inside the hydroformylation reactor;

a reactor outlet for discharging a reaction mixture of the olefins and the synthesis gas; and
a distributor plate for converting a flow of the olefins and the synthesis gas (CO/H2), in which the distributor plate is installed between the nozzle for spraying the olefins and the synthesis gas (CO/H2) toward a catalyst mixture solution inside the hydroformylation reactor and the reactor outlet, and

a hydrogenation reactor for producing alcohols by adding hydrogen to the recovered aldehydes from the hydroformylation reactor,
wherein the hydrogenation reactor comprises: a nozzle for spraying the recovered aldehydes and hydrogen gas from the hydroformylation
reactor inside the hydrogenation reactor; a nickel catalyst layer having a high activity, in which the nickel catalyst layer
is located at a site of flowing aldehydes and hydrogen; a copper catalyst layer having a low activity, in which the copper
catalyst layer is located after the nickel catalyst layer; and a reactor outlet for discharging the hydrogenation reaction
mixture, in which the reactor outlet is located after the copper catalyst layer.

US Pat. No. 9,159,968

BATTERY PACK CASE

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A pack case for mounting a plurality of battery cells to electrically connect the plurality of battery cells with each
other, comprising:
an upper case and a lower case constructed to form a hollow structure for mounting the battery cells therein;
a plurality of spacers integrally provided at an inner part of each of the upper case and the lower case for supporting the
battery cells;

a plurality of ventilation openings disposed on at least one of the upper case and the lower case;
connection through-holes provided in an outer part of each of the upper case and the lower case corresponding to electrode
terminals of the battery cells through which electrode terminals of the battery cells are exposed;

protrusions provided in each of the upper case and the lower case and disposed between connection through-holes; and
a plurality of connection members for electrically connecting the electrodes of the battery cells, the plurality of connection
members including grooves, each of the grooves coupled to one of each of the protrusions for mounting the plurality of connection
members to each of the upper case and the lower case;

wherein the spacers protrude from the inner part of each of the upper case and the lower case such that each of the spacers
partially surround the outer circumferences of four neighboring battery cells, and

each of the upper case and the lower case is provided in the outer part thereof with exhaust through-holes at a center of
each spacer, such that the spacers communicate with the outside of the pack case to discharge heat from the battery cells
to the outside of the pack case.

US Pat. No. 9,079,139

REVERSE OSMOSIS MEMBRANE

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A reverse osmosis membrane, comprising:
a porous support;
a polysulfone layer disposed on the porous support and having pores formed in a surface thereof, pores having a diameter of
40 nm or greater accounting for 37% to 0.45% of total pores; and

an active layer,
wherein a total area of the pores formed in the surface of the polysulfone layer accounts for 1% to 20% of a total area of
the surface of the polysulfone layer,

the pores formed in the surface of the polysulfone layer are formed by using a solution including a mixed solvent containing
dimethylformamide (DMF) and dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO).

US Pat. No. 9,433,921

METHOD FOR PREPARING A SUPER ABSORBENT POLYMER

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A method for preparing a super absorbent polymer, comprising the steps of:
carrying out a thermal polymerization or a photopolymerization of a monomer composition including a water-soluble ethylene-based
unsaturated monomer and a polymerization initiator to form a hydrogel polymer;

drying the hydrogel polymer;
pulverizing a dried polymer;
mixing a fine powder having a particle diameter of 180 ?m or less and a polymer having a particle diameter of 300 ?m or more
among a pulverized polymer;

and adding steam to a mixture to carry out a reassembling.
US Pat. No. 9,428,644

ASA GRAFT COPOLYMER COMPOSITION

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. An ASA graft copolymer composition comprising:
an ASA graft copolymer comprising a seed, a core and a shell; and
a matrix polymer,
wherein the ASA graft copolymer has a gel content higher than 85% and a swelling index lower than 8, a difference in refractive
index (?D25) between the seed of the ASA graft copolymer and the matrix polymer is lower than 0.06, a difference in the refractive index
(?D25) between the core of the ASA graft copolymer and the matrix polymer is higher than 0.05, and a difference in refractive index
(?D25) between the shell and the matrix polymer is 0.05 or less,

wherein the matrix polymer is at least one selected from the group consisting of polycarbonate resin, acrylonitrile-styrene
copolymer, polyester resin and vinyl chloride resin,

wherein a weight ratio of the ASA graft copolymer to the matrix polymer is 1:99 to 20:80,
wherein the core has a thickness of 20 to 50 nm,
wherein the core has a size of 230 to 350 nm, and
wherein the shell of the ASA graft copolymer comprises an aromatic vinyl compound, a vinyl cyan compound and a crosslinking
agent.

US Pat. No. 9,389,278

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ESTIMATING POWER OF SECONDARY BLENDED COMPRISING BLENDED CATHODE MATERIAL

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. An apparatus for estimating a power of a secondary battery including a blended cathode material including at least a first
cathode material and a second cathode material, the apparatus comprising:
a discharging means configured to discharge a secondary battery under conditions of a plurality of discharge rates different
from each other and larger than a transition discharge rate corresponding to a state of charge (SOC) of the secondary battery,
wherein a cathode material into which a working ion is mainly intercalated changes from the first cathode material to the
second cathode material based on the transition discharge rate when the secondary battery is discharged;

a sensor means configured to measure a plurality of discharge termination voltages corresponding to the conditions of the
plurality of discharge rates; and

a control means configured to approximate a correlation between the plurality of discharge rates and the plurality of discharge
termination voltages by a two-dimensional linear equation, calculate a maximum discharge rate of the secondary battery corresponding
to a minimum discharge voltage using the linear equation, and estimate a maximum power of the secondary battery from the calculated
maximum discharge rate.

US Pat. No. 9,382,385

LACTIDE COPOLYMER, AND RESIN COMPOSITION AND FILM COMPRISING SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A lactide copolymer comprising:
block copolymer repeating units in which hard segments of polylactide repeating units are bound to both ends of soft segments
of polyether polyol repeating units, the block copolymer repeating unit being represented by Chemical Formula 1,

wherein the lactide copolymer has a weight average molecular weight of 150,000 to 300,000, and a melt index y (MI; g/10 min)
satisfying 0.0043x2-1.3026x+99.2?y?0.04x2-13.06x-1073.7, the MI being measured under a load of 2.16 kg and at a temperature of x? between 170? and 210?:


in Chemical Formula 1, D is a C2 to C10 linear or branched alkylene group, x is each independently an integer of 30 to 500,
and n is an integer of 30 to 1000.

US Pat. No. 9,263,738

CATHODE ACTIVE MATERIAL AND LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY CONTAINING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A cathode active material for a lithium secondary battery, comprising a mixture of:
(a) a lithium/manganese spinel oxide represented by Formula I or Formula III, and
(b) a lithium/nickel/cobalt/manganese composite oxide represented by Formula II,
wherein the cathode active material exhibits the life characteristics that the capacity at 300 cycles is more than 70% relative
to the initial capacity, in the provision that the below conditions (i) and (ii) are satisfied,

(i) the lithium/manganese spinel oxide of Formula I or Formula III has an average particle diameter of 15 ?m or more, and
the lithium/nickel/cobalt/manganese composite oxide of Formula II have an average particle diameter of 9 to 17 ?m; and

(ii) the mixing ratio of the lithium/manganese spinel oxide: lithium/nickel/cobalt/manganese composite oxide is in the range
of 10:90 to 90:10 (w/w);

Li1+xMn2O4  (I);

Li1+yNibMncCo1?(b+c)O2  (II);

Li1+xMn2?zMzO4  (III);

wherein, M is a metal having an oxidation number of 2 or 3,
0?x?0.2,
0?y?0.1,
0.01?z?0.2;
0.2?b?0.7,
0.2?c?0.7, and
b+c<1;
wherein an oxide unit of the lithium/manganese spinel oxide of Formula I or Formula III has a particle diameter of 0.2 to
12 ?m and a surface area of 0.1 to 1.0 m2/g.

US Pat. No. 9,258,889

CONDUCTIVE STRUCTURE, TOUCH PANEL, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A conductive structure, comprising:
a) a base;
b) a conductive pattern provided on at least one side of the base; and
c) a darkening layer provided on the upper surface and the lower surface of the conductive pattern, provided on at least a
part of the side of the conductive pattern, and provided in an area corresponding to the conductive pattern,

wherein the base is glass, a plastic substrate or a plastic film.

US Pat. No. 9,246,191

NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A non-aqueous electrolyte comprising:
a lithium salt; and
a non-linear carbonate-based mixed organic solvent consisting of (a) a cyclic carbonate compound expressed by the following
Chemical Formula 1 and (b) a propionate-based ester compound expressed by the following Chemical Formula 3 wherein (a) and
(b) are mixed at a volume ratio (a:b) in the range from about 10:90 to about 70:30, and (c) a vinylene carbonate expressed
by the following Chemical Formula 2,


where R3 to R6 are independently any one selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen, fluorine, and an alkyl group having
a carbon number of 1 to 4, respectively, and


where R7 and R8 are independently a hydrogen or an alkyl group having a carbon number of 1 to 4, respectively,

where R1 and R2 are independently a linear or branched C1-6 alkyl group, and at least one of R1 and R2 is substituted with at least one halogen, respectively, and

linear carbonate compounds are excluded from the non-aqueous electrolyte.
US Pat. No. 9,214,700

LITHIUM IRON PHOSPHATE CONTAINING SULFUR COMPOUND BASED UPON SULFIDE BOND AND LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY USING THE SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. Lithium iron phosphate having an olivine crystal structure, wherein the lithium iron phosphate has a composition represented
by the following Formula 1, a sulfur compound with a sulfide bond is contained, as an impurity, in the lithium iron phosphate
particles, and carbon (C) is coated on particle surfaces of the lithium iron phosphate,
wherein the carbon (C) is coated at an amount of 0.01 to 10% by weight, based on the total weight of the lithium iron phosphate,
and

wherein the lithium iron phosphate is prepared by a supercritical hydrothermal method,
wherein the sulfur (S) constituting the sulfur compound is contained at in an amount of about 0.1 to 5% by weight, based on
the total weight of the lithium iron phosphate

Li1+aFe1-xMx(PO4-b)Xb  (1)

wherein
M is at least one selected from Al, Mg, Ni, Co, Mn, Ti, Ga, Cu, V, Nb, Zr, Ce, in, Zn and Y,
X is at least one selected from F, S and N, and
?0.5?a?+0.5, 0?x?0.5, 0?b?0.1.

US Pat. No. 9,399,578

CNT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THEREOF

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. Particles comprising:
an alumina support;
a three-component catalyst that comprises a catalytic component, a multicarboxylic acid and an active component coated on
a surface of the alumina support; and

carbon nanotubes on a surface of the three-component catalyst,
wherein the catalytic component comprises a first catalytic component and a second catalytic component,
wherein a number of moles (x) of the first catalytic component, a number of moles (y) of the second catalytic component and
a number of moles (z) of the active component satisfy ranges of 30?x+y?53, 0.1?y/[x+y]?0.95 and 3?z?13, based on 100 moles
of the alumina support,

wherein the each of the particles has a spherical shape having a particle diameter distribution (Dcnt) of 0.5 to 1.0,
wherein the particle diameter distribution (Dcnt) is defined by Equation 1:
Dcnt=[Dn90?Dn10]/Dn50  [Equation 1]

wherein Dn90 is a number average particle diameter which is measured based on 90% in an absorption mode using Microtrac particle
diameter analyzer after the particles are immersed in distilled water and then allowed to stand for 3 hours, Dn10 is a number
average particle diameter measured based on 10% under the same condition as Dn90, and Dn50 is a number average particle diameter
measured based on 50% under the same condition as Dn90, and

wherein a molar ratio of the multicarboxylic acid to the active component is in a range of 0.34616 to 0.36665.

US Pat. No. 9,385,399

SECONDARY BATTERY EMPLOYING SAFETY DEVICE

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A secondary battery, comprising:
a prismatic or pouch-shaped battery cell having a cathode and an anode;
two or more mechanical connection sensors fixed to an outer surface of the prismatic or pouch-shaped battery cell, wherein
the two or more mechanical sensors are connected in parallel with each other, and wherein the two or more mechanical connection
sensors are in an OFF state unless the battery cell swells to a critical value or more thereby turning at least one of the
two or more mechanical sensors into an ON state wherein electrical energy accumulated in the battery cell is conducted through
a sensor in the ON state; and

a resistor electrically connected in series with the two or more mechanical connection sensors and between the anode and the
cathode of the battery cell, wherein the resistor has a predetermined resistance value,

whereby when the battery cell swells to the critical value or more due to abnormal operation of the battery cell, at least
one of the two or more mechanical connection sensors is turned into the ON state and conducts electrical energy accumulated
in the battery cell to the resistor where the electrical energy is consumed, and

wherein each of the mechanical connection sensors has two connection terminals spaced vertically apart from each other and
mounted in a pressure-sensitive sheath, and an elastic member mounted between the connection terminals.

US Pat. No. 9,276,264

CATHODE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR SECONDARY BATTERIES

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A cathode active material represented by the following Formula 1, the cathode active material being in the form of a solid
solution, wherein Li3PO4 is distributed throughout the cathode active material,
wLi2MO3*xLiM?O2*yLiM?2O4*zLi3PO4  (1)

wherein 0 M is at least one transition metal selected from the group consisting of Mn, Sn, Ti and Zr, and having a mean oxidation number
of +4;

M? is at least one transition metal selected from the group consisting of Ni, Mn and Co, and having a mean oxidation number
of +3; and

M? is at least one transition metal selected from the group consisting of Ni and Mn, and having a combination of mean oxidation
numbers of +3 and +4.

US Pat. No. 9,267,999

TEST SYSTEM FOR A BATTERY PACK AND A METHOD FOR TESTING THE BATTERY PACK

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A test system for a battery pack, the battery pack having at least first and second battery modules, comprising:
a high voltage service disconnect assembly having a stationary housing, a removable housing configured to be removable from
the stationary housing, first and second conductive pins, and an electrically-actuated switch; the removable housing being
configured to secure the first and second conductive pins therein, the electrically-actuated switch being electrically coupled
in series between the first and second conductive pins, the electrically-actuated switch being disposed in the removable housing,
the first conductive pin being electrically coupled to a voltage terminal of the first battery module when the removable housing
is disposed in the stationary housing; the first conductive pin being electrically decoupled from the voltage terminal of
the first batter module when the removable housing is removed from the stationary housing; the second conductive pin being
electrically coupled to a voltage terminal of the second battery module when the removable housing is disposed in the stationary
housing; the second conductive pin being electrically decoupled from the voltage terminal of the second battery module when
the removable housing is removed from the stationary housing;

a microprocessor operably coupled to the electrically-actuated switch and a sensor, the microprocessor configured to generate
a first signal to induce the electrically-actuated switch to have a closed operational position to electrically couple the
first battery module to the second battery module;

the sensor configured to generate a second signal associated with the battery pack; and
the microprocessor configured to stop generating the first signal to induce the electrically-actuated switch to have an open
operational position to electrically decouple the first battery module from the second battery module when the first signal
is greater than a threshold level.

US Pat. No. 9,236,303

SUBSTRATE FILM AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A substrate film, which has a toughness of 10 Kg·mm to 250 Kg·mm at 23° C. comprising a cured product of a solventless
composition, wherein the solventless composition comprises:
a (meth)acrylic polymer component comprising a (meth)acrylic acid ester-based monomer as a polymerization unit, and having
a photoreactive group on a side chain or terminal end thereof; and

a component of a monomer having a high glass transition temperature,
wherein the cured product has a glass transition temperature of ?20° C. (250K) or more, and wherein the substrate film has
a modulus of 10 MPa to 200 MPa.

US Pat. No. 9,207,287

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ESTIMATING VOLTAGE OF SECONDARY BATTERY INCLUDING BLENDED CATHODE MATERIAL

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. An apparatus for estimating a voltage of a secondary battery including first and second cathode materials, the apparatus
comprising:
a voltage and current sensor unit configured to provide, when the secondary battery initiates charging or discharging, a measured
operation initiating voltage of the second battery and, at time intervals during the charging or discharging of the secondary
battery, a measured current of the secondary battery to the control unit; and

a control unit configured to estimate the voltage of the secondary battery during charging or discharging of the secondary
battery based on a circuit model of the secondary battery, the circuit model including:

a first cathode material circuit modeled by adding a first open-circuit voltage according to a State of Charge (SOC) of the
first cathode material and a first impedance voltage according to an impedance component of the first cathode material,

a second cathode material circuit connected to the first cathode material circuit in parallel and modeled by adding a second
open-circuit voltage according to an SOC of a second cathode material and a second impedance voltage according to an impedance
component of the second cathode material, and

an anode material circuit connected to the first and second cathode material circuits in series and modeled by adding a third
open-circuit voltage according to an SOC of the anode material and a third impedance voltage according to an impedance component
of the anode material,

wherein the control unit estimates the voltage of the secondary battery during charging or discharging of the secondary battery
based on the circuit model and by using the measured operation initiating voltage and the measured current of the secondary
battery, and controls the charging or discharging of the secondary battery by using the estimated voltage of the secondary
battery.

US Pat. No. 9,452,686

COOLING MEMBER OF NOVEL STRUCTURE AND BATTERY MODULE EMPLOYED WITH THE SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A cooling member mounted between battery cells to remove heat generated from the battery cells during charge and discharge
of the battery cells, wherein the cooling member comprises:
a plate-shaped cooling fin configured to have a structure in which two battery cell contact portions disposed on a same surface
of the cooling fin extend in a same plane to be in tight contact with outer sides of the respective battery cells in a state
in which the cooling fin is disposed between the respective battery cells; and

a coolant conduit configured to have a hollow structure in which a coolant flows, the coolant conduit thermally contacting
the cooling fin, the coolant conduit being located at an outside of an electrode assembly receiving part of each of the battery
cells when the cooling fin is disposed between the battery cells,

wherein the coolant conduit is configured so that at least a portion of the coolant conduit is bent so as to correspond to
the shape of outer edges of the battery cell contact portions,

wherein, when the electrode assembly receiving part of each of the battery cells is formed in a quadrangular shape in plan,
the coolant conduit is bent in the shape of ‘C’ corresponding to the outer edges of the battery cell contact portions in plan,

wherein each battery cell includes a pair of major surfaces and four minor surfaces connecting the pair of major surfaces
to each other, the pair of major surfaces being of a same size and said size being greater than a size of any of the minor
surfaces,

wherein one major surface of each battery cell contacts a respective battery cell contact portion,
wherein the coolant conduit is bent so as to be disposed in tight contact with the outer edge of the electrode assembly receiving
part,

wherein the cooling fin is configured to have a structure in which two metal sheets are coupled to each other, and the coolant
conduit is coupled to the cooling fin in a state in which the coolant conduit is disposed between the metal sheets, and

wherein each of the battery cells is a plate-shaped secondary battery.

US Pat. No. 9,337,455

MIDDLE OR LARGE-SIZED BATTERY MODULE

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A middle- or large-sized battery module comprising:
two or more unit modules each having two or more plate-shaped battery cells, as unit cells, each unit module surrounded by
its own high-strength sheathing member made of synthetic resin or metal, each sheathing member having opposite major sides
including pluralities of grooves formed therein; and

separable upper and lower frame members coupled with each other in an assembly-type coupling structure such that the unit
modules are vertically mounted in the upper and lower frame members,

wherein the upper and lower frame members are provided at insides thereof with pluralities of partitions for guiding the vertical
mounting operation of the respective unit modules, and

wherein all of the battery cells of the two or more unit modules of the battery module are arranged in series such that electrode
terminals of successively adjacent battery cells are coupled to each other, the series of battery cells being bent by twos
or more such that the battery cells are stacked, and the stacked battery cells being surrounded by predetermined numbers with
the sheathing member, the battery module further comprising:

first and second bus bars each being bent at a side thereof and each being in direct contact with an electrode terminal of
only one unit module without bending the respective electrode terminal, for electrically connecting the electrode terminals
to external circuits or electrode terminals of neighboring battery modules,

wherein the bus bars are provided with coupling holes, and one of the upper and lower frame members corresponding to the bus
bars is provided at an outside thereof with coupling protrusions corresponding to the coupling holes.

US Pat. No. 9,302,466

INK COMPOSITION USABLE IN SOLAR BATTERY MANUFACTURING PROCESS, AND METHOD OF FORMING PATTERN USING THE SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. An ink composition usable in a solar battery manufacturing process, every 100 parts by weight of the ink composition comprising:
a) 60 parts by weight to 98 parts by weight of a polymerizable compound having an ethylenically unsaturated bond;
b) 0.01 parts by weight to 1.0 part by weight of a fluorinated surfactant; and
c) 0.001 parts by weight to 55 parts by weight of a solvent,
wherein the ink composition has a solid content of 45 parts by weight to 99.99 parts by weight based on the total weight of
the ink composition.

US Pat. No. 9,296,888

RESIN BLEND

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A resin blend for melt processing, comprising:
a first resin; and
a second resin having a difference in surface energy from the first resin at 25° C. of 0.1 to 35 mN/m,
wherein the resin blend contains a content of the second resin that is 0.1 to 50 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight
of the first resin,

wherein the resin blend is capable of forming a layer-separated structure during melting process under a shear stress,
wherein the second resin has a molecular weight distribution of 1.9 to 2.1 and a weight average molecular weight of 30,000
to 200,000, and

wherein the second resin includes at least one selected from the group consisting of a (meth)acrylate-based resin, an epoxy-based
resin, an oxetane-based resin, an isocyanate-based resin, and a copolymer thereof and wherein the first resin includes at
least one selected from the group consisting of a styrene-based resin, a thermoplastic elastomer, a polyoxyalkylene-based
resin, a polyvinyl chloride-based resin, a polycarbonate-based resin, a polyphenylene sulfide-based resin, a vinyl alcohol-based
resin, an acrylate-based resin, engineering plastics and a copolymer thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,207,153

TEST JIG

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A test jig comprising:
a jig main body having, at an end portion thereof, an insertion part into which an electrode lead is inserted; and
a fixing member detachably coupled to the insertion part to fix the electrode lead inserted to the insertion part,
wherein the insertion part comprises insertion faces outwardly extending from both end portions of the jig main body, and
coupling faces extending from the insertion faces toward insides of the jig main body and brought into contact with the fixing
member.

US Pat. No. 9,069,045

VOLTAGE SENSING ASSEMBLY AND BATTERY MODULE EMPLOYED WITH THE SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A voltage sensing assembly to detect voltages of battery cells having electrode terminals formed at an upper end or a lower
end thereof in a state in which the voltage sensing assembly is mounted to a battery module, the voltage sensing assembly
comprising:
(a) a block case, formed of an electrically insulative material, mounted to a front or rear of the battery module corresponding
to electrode terminal connection parts of the battery cells;

(b) conductive sensing parts connected to voltage sensing terminals located at one-side ends of bus bars electrically connected
to the electrode terminal connection parts of the battery cells; and

(c) a connector to transmit voltages sensed by the conductive sensing parts to a controller, wherein
the block case comprises mounting grooves, opened to a front, formed at positions of the block case corresponding to the voltage
sensing terminals of the bus bars such that the conductive sensing parts are mounted in the mounting grooves, and

the conductive sensing parts are connected to the voltage sensing terminals of the bus bars in a state in which the conductive
sensing parts are mounted in the mounting grooves of the block case.

US Pat. No. 9,054,357

REINFORCED COMPOSITE ELECTROLYTE MEMBRANE FOR FUEL CELL

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A method for manufacturing a composite electrolyte membrane for a fuel cell comprising a microporous polymer substrate
and a sulfonated polymer electrolyte, the method comprising:
a first step of applying a first non-fluorinated sulfonated polymer electrolyte solution onto a base to form a first polymer
electrolyte layer;

a second step of stacking a non-fluorinated microporous polymer substrate on the first polymer electrolyte layer and allowing
a second non-fluorinated sulfonated polymer electrolyte solution to infiltrate into pores of the microporous polymer substrate;

a third step of applying a third non-fluorinated sulfonated polymer electrolyte solution onto the microporous polymer substrate
impregnated with the second polymer electrolyte to form a third polymer electrolyte layer; and

a fourth step of removing the base used for forming the first polymer electrolyte layer in the first step,
wherein the second polymer electrolyte solution contains a surfactant, and both the first polymer electrolyte solution and
the third polymer electrolyte solution contain no surfactant,

wherein the second step is performed by allowing the microporous polymer substrate to be impregnated with the second polymer
electrolyte solution via a solution pouring process,

wherein the first polymer electrolyte solution, the second polymer electrolyte solution and the third polymer electrolyte
solution are independently selected from the group consisting of homopolymers, alternating copolymers, random copolymers,
block copolymers, multiblock copolymers, and graft copolymers, and

wherein the first polymer electrolyte solution, the second polymer electrolyte solution and the third polymer electrolyte
solution independently comprises at least one sulfonated hydrocarbon-based polymer selected from the group consisting of sulfonated
poly(arylene ethers), sulfonated poly(imides), sulfonated poly(amides), sulfonated polyphosphazene, sulfonated radiation-grafted
FEP-g-polystyrene, sulfonated radiation-grafted ETFE-g-polystyrene, sulfonated poly(ether ketone) and sulfonated radiation-grafted
PVDF-g-polystyrene.

US Pat. No. 9,486,778

SUPER ABSORBENT POLYMER AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A super absorbent polymer, comprising:
surface crosslinked polymer particles prepared by surface crosslinking of particles of a base resin, wherein the base resin
is polymerized from a monomer composition including water-soluble ethylene-based unsaturated monomers; and

a water-soluble component, wherein the water-soluble component has a ratio (dwt/d(log M)) of 0.9 or less over molecular weights
(M) ranging from 100,000 to 300,000 when measured from an eluted solution after swelling 1 g of the super absorbent polymer
in 200 ml of 0.9% NaCl solution at 25° C. for 1 hour, and

wherein the content of the water-soluble component is 2.5 to 5% by weight, based on the total weight of the super absorbent
polymer, when measured after swelling the super absorbent polymer for 1 hour.

US Pat. No. 9,356,308

CABLE-TYPE SECONDARY BATTERY

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A cable-type secondary battery comprising:
a core including an electrolyte for supplying lithium ions;
an inner electrode comprising an inner current collector surrounding the core for supplying lithium ions and an inner electrode
active material layer formed on a surface of the inner current collector;

a separation layer surrounding an outer surface of the inner electrode; and
an outer electrode surrounding an outer surface of the separation layer and comprising an outer electrode active material
layer and an outer current collector.

US Pat. No. 9,163,134

HIGHLY FUNCTIONAL ADDITIVE FOR POLYMERIZATION AND METHOD FOR PREPARING VINYL CHLORIDE SEEDS USING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A monomer absorption accelerator for preparing vinyl chloride resins, comprising:
at least two higher aliphatic alcohols represented by Formula 1:

wherein n is an integer of 6 to 16.

US Pat. No. 9,458,016

LITHIUM IRON PHOSPHATE HAVING OLIVINE STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR PREPARING THE SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. An electrode comprising a cathode mix having an olivine-type lithium iron phosphate being applied to a current collector,
wherein the olivine-type lithium iron phosphate is composed of secondary particles having a mean particle diameter (D50) of
5 to 100 ?m, and the secondary particles are formed by aggregation of primary particles having a mean particle diameter (D50)
of 50 to 550 nm,

wherein the primary particles are aggregated via physical bonds to form the secondary particles,
wherein the olivine-type lithium iron phosphate is LiFePO4,

wherein the secondary particles have a porosity of 18 to 22.9%, and a portion of the secondary particles are deformed and
converted into primary particles,

wherein the primary particles are prepared by a supercritical hydrothermal method, and
wherein the olivine-type lithium iron phosphate has a bulk density of 0.5 to 1.5 g/mL.

US Pat. No. 9,455,433

ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. An electrode assembly comprising a plurality of unit cells, each unit cell having a full-cell or a bi-cell structure comprising
a cathode, an anode, and a first separator interposed between the cathode and the anode, and the plurality of unit cells being
stacked by surrounding each unit cell with a second separator,
wherein the second separator has an average pore diameter (d2) that is 2 to 20 nm larger than the average pore diameter (d1) of the first separator in the unit cells.

US Pat. No. 9,397,358

MEMBRANE ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY HAVING LAYER FOR TRAPPING CATALYST AND FUEL CELL EMPLOYED WITH THE SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A direct methanol fuel cell comprising a membrane electrode assembly (MEA), wherein the membrane electrode assembly comprises
a polymer electrolyte membrane, a fuel electrode and an air electrode,
wherein the fuel electrode comprises a catalyst layer, a gas diffusion layer, and a catalyst trapping layer disposed at the
opposite surface of the catalyst layer facing the polymer electrolyte membrane for preventing the loss of a catalyst,

wherein the catalyst trapping layer is constructed in a thin membrane structure including pores having a size to allow a liquid
component to pass therethrough and not to allow the catalyst to pass therethrough,

wherein the catalyst trapping layer is formed of a porous membrane, the catalyst trapping layer that being disposed to cover
approximately 60 to 80% of the entire area of the catalyst layer about the middle of the catalyst layer is coupled to the
catalyst layer and/or the gas diffusion layer with a coupling force by thermal welding, and the porous membrane is a polyolefin-based
material,

wherein the catalyst trapping layer is constructed in a structure in which a polymer electrolyte is coated on one or both
major surfaces of the porous membrane having a plurality of pores,

wherein the porous membrane constituting the catalyst trapping layer is constructed in a thin membrane structure having a
pore size of 0.01 to 20 ?m, a thickness of 1 to 30 ?m, and a porosity of 40 to 60%,

wherein the polymer electrolyte is one or more selected from a group consisting of perfluorosulfonic acid polymer, doped polybenzimidazole,
polyetherketone, and polysulfone, and

wherein the air electrode only includes a gas diffusion layer and a catalyst layer.
US Pat. No. 9,353,295

OLEFIN-BASED POLYMER AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. An olefin-based polymer having a melt index under a load of 2.16 kg of more than 500 g/10 min and a zero shear viscosity
of 20 Pa*S or less, and
satisfying the relation of Tc?Tm>0, wherein Tc (° C.) is a crystallization temperature of 60 to 90° C. and Tm (° C.) is a
melting point of 50 to 70° C.

US Pat. No. 9,287,559

LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A lithium secondary battery comprising a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator inserted between the positive
electrode and the negative electrode, and a non-aqueous electrolyte solution,
wherein the positive electrode comprises a first positive electrode active material represented by following Chemical Formula
1, and

wherein the non-aqueous electrolyte solution comprises a first lithium salt, a second lithium salt, and a non-aqueous organic
solvent,

wherein the second lithium salt is lithium acetate, lithium trifluoroacetate (LiCF3COO), lithium octanoate or a mixture thereof, and

wherein the amount of the second lithium salt is 0.01 wt % to 2.0 wt % based on a total amount of the non-aqueous electrolyte;
LixMyOz  [Chemical Formula 1]

wherein My=NiaMnbCo, 0

US Pat. No. 9,203,058

BATTERY CELL OF ASYMMETRIC STRUCTURE AND BATTERY PACK EMPLOYED WITH THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A battery cell comprising:
an electrode assembly including a separator disposed between a cathode and an anode, wherein a curved portion is formed at
a portion of at least one side of the electrode assembly such that the electrode assembly is asymmetrically configured with
respect to a central axis crossing the electrode assembly in plane; and

a battery case in which the electrode assembly is mounted, the battery case being formed of a laminate sheet comprising a
metal layer and a resin layer,

wherein the battery cell is a pouch-shaped battery cell,
wherein the laminate sheet is configured to include a folded portion and a sealed portion, the folded portion corresponding
to the curved portion of the electrode assembly,

wherein the folded portion of the battery case has a thickness less than that of the sealed portion of the battery case, and
wherein the curved portion comprises one arc or more successive arcs, and each of the arcs is curved toward an outside of
the battery cell in a convex form.

US Pat. No. 9,151,989

NORBORNENE MONOMER, POLYNORBORNENE DERIVATIVE, LIQUID CRYSTAL PHOTOALIGNMENT FILM CONTAINING THE SAME AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY CONTAINING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A method for manufacturing a liquid crystal alignment film, the method comprising the steps of:
1) dissolving a polynorbornene derivative including a repeating unit represented by the following Formula 2 in an organic
solvent, and coating the dissolved derivative on a surface of a substrate, such that a coat is formed;

2) drying the solvent that is included in the coat; and
3) irradiating polarized ultraviolet rays onto the surface of the dried coat in order to carry out an alignment treatment:

wherein P is an integer in the range of 0 to 4,
X and Y are the same as each other or different from each other, and substituted or unsubstituted C1-20alkylene, carbonyl, carboxy and substituted or unsubstituted C6-40arylene,

n is an integer in the range of 50 to 5,000,
a and b are an integer of 1,
R1 and R2 are the same as each other or different from each other, and substituted or unsubstituted C1-20alkoxy.

US Pat. No. 9,101,059

CONDUCTIVE FILM HAVING OXIDE LAYER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A conductive film, comprising:
a substrate;
a first conductive layer formed on the substrate; and
a patterned second conductive layer (M1) formed on the first conductive layer,

wherein oxide layers ((M2)xOy) are formed on top and side surfaces of the second conductive layer (M1),

wherein M1 includes copper (Cu), aluminum (Al), molybdenum (Mb), chromium (Cr), magnesium (Mg), calcium (Ca), sodium (Na), potassium
(K), titanium (Ti), indium (In), yttrium (Y), lithium (Li), gadolinium (Gd), silver (Ag), tin (Sn), lead (Pb) or an alloy
containing two or more thereof,

M1 and M2 are the same with each other,

x is a number from 1 to 3, and
y is a number from 1 to 4.
US Pat. No. 9,056,939

OLEFIN BLOCK COPOLYMER

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. An olefin block copolymer comprising hard and soft segments, each comprising an ethylene or propylene repeating unit and
a C4 or more ?-olefin repeating unit at different mole fractions,
wherein the soft segment is dispersed in the form of a closed curve as a dispersed phase on the hard segment according to
a TEM (Transmission Electron Microscope) image, and

wherein the form of the closed curve is circular or elliptical.
US Pat. No. 9,481,747

OLEFIN-BASED POLYMER

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. An olefin-based polymer including an elution temperature 1 (Te1) and an elution temperature 2 (Te2), which are elution
temperatures of the olefin-based polymer in a temperature range from ?20° C. to 130° C. when measuring temperature rising
elution fractionation (TREF), and
having branch gradient number (BGN) from ?1.0 to ?0.001 when measuring chromatography Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy
(GPC FT-IR).

US Pat. No. 9,422,475

OPTICALLY ANISOTROPIC COMPOUND AND RESIN COMPOSITION COMPRISING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A compound represented by Formula 1:

wherein
represents
represents
represents

each of Q1 to Q15 represents —H;

Z represents C;
each of l, m and n independently represents an integer of 0 to 2, and l+m+n is an integer equal to or more than 2;
Y represents —SO—, —C?C—, —C(?O)O(CH2)q—, —OC(?O)(CH2)q—, —(CH2)qC(?O)O—, —(CH2)qOC(?O)—, —C(?O)(CH2)q—, or —(CH2)qC(?O)—, and q is an integer of 0 to 5;

G1 is a direct bond;

G2 is a direct bond;

E represents —H or —CN;
each of X1 and X2 independently represents —O— or —(CH2)p—, and p represents an integer of 0 to 2;

each of R1 and R2 represents —H, C3-C12 branched alkyl, or C3-C12 branched alkenyl;

at least one of X1—R1 and X2—R2 is not —(CH2)p—H, in which p is 0; and

at least one of R1 and R2 is C3-C12 branched alkyl or C3-C12 branched alkenyl.

US Pat. No. 9,299,937

ACTIVE LAYER, ORGANIC PHOTOVOLTAIC CELL COMPRISING THE SAME AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. An organic photovoltaic cell comprising:
a first electrode;
a second electrode facing the first electrode; and
an organic layer provided between the first electrode and the second electrode and including a photoactive layer,
wherein the photoactive layer includes an electron accepting material and an electron donating material, and the electron
accepting material and the electron donating material are treated by a non-solvent and

the electron donating material includes a polymer comprising:
an A unit represented any one of by the following formula 1, formula 2 and formula 3;
a B unit represented by the following formula 4; and
a C unit represented by the following formula 5:

wherein f and g are each an integer of 0 to 2,
wherein f and g are each an integer of 0 to 2,
R2 to R4 are the same as or different from each other, and each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen; deuterium;
a halogen group; a nitrile group; a nitro group; an imide group; an amide group; a hydroxy group; a substituted or unsubstituted
alkyl group; a substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl group; a substituted or unsubstituted alkoxy group; a substituted or
unsubstituted aryloxy group; a substituted or unsubstituted alkylthioxy group; a substituted or unsubstituted arylthioxy group;
a substituted or unsubstituted alkylsulfoxy group; a substituted or unsubstituted arylsulfoxy group; a substituted or unsubstituted
alkenyl group; a substituted or unsubstituted silyl group; a substituted or unsubstituted boron group; a substituted or unsubstituted
alkylamine group; a substituted or unsubstituted aralkylamine group; a substituted or unsubstituted arylamine group; a substituted
or unsubstituted heteroarylamine group; a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group; a substituted or unsubstituted fluorenyl
group; a substituted or unsubstituted carbazole group; and a substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclic group including one
or more of N, O and S atoms, or two adjacent substituent groups may bond together to form a condensation cycle,

X1 and X5 are the same as or different from each other, and each independently selected from the group consisting of CRR?, NR, O, SiRR?,
PR, S, GeRR?, Se and Te,

Y3 to Y5 are the same as or different from each other, and each independently selected from the group consisting of CR, N, SiR, P and
GeR,

R and R? are the same as or different from each other, and each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen;
deuterium; a halogen group; a nitrile group; a nitro group; an imide group; an amide group; a hydroxy group; a substituted
or unsubstituted alkyl group; a substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl group; a substituted or unsubstituted alkoxy group;
a substituted or unsubstituted aryloxy group; a substituted or unsubstituted alkylthioxy group; a substituted or unsubstituted
arylthioxy group; a substituted or unsubstituted alkylsulfoxy group; a substituted or unsubstituted arylsulfoxy group; a substituted
or unsubstituted alkenyl group; a substituted or unsubstituted silyl group; a substituted or unsubstituted boron group; a
substituted or unsubstituted alkylamine group; a substituted or unsubstituted aralkylamine group; a substituted or unsubstituted
arylamine group; a substituted or unsubstituted heteroarylamine group; a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group; a substituted
or unsubstituted fluorenyl group; a substituted or unsubstituted carbazole group; and a substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclic
group including one or more of N, O and S atoms, or two adjacent substituent groups may bond together to form a condensation
cycle.

US Pat. No. 9,300,005

CABLE-TYPE SECONDARY BATTERY

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A cable-type secondary battery comprising:
a core including an electrolyte for supplying lithium ions;
an inner electrode, comprising a twisted electrode formed by twisting two or more wire-type inner current collectors coated
with an inner electrode active material on surfaces thereof;

a separation layer surrounding an outer surface of the inner electrode to prevent a short circuit between electrodes; and
an outer electrode surrounding an outer surface of the separation layer, and comprising an outer electrode active material
layer and an outer current collector.

US Pat. No. 9,246,154

ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY HAVING TAB-LEAD JOINT PORTION OF MINIMIZED RESISTANCE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ELECTRODES AND ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL CONTAINING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A stacking or stacking/folding type electrode assembly comprising:
a plurality of metal foils having electrode tabs;
an electrode lead coupled and being electrically connected to the electrode tabs, the electrode lead being formed in the shape
of a straight line in vertical section;

wherein the electrode assembly is constructed in a structure in which the electrode tabs, having no active material applied
thereto, protrude from the plurality of metal foils; and

wherein the electrode tabs are joined to the top and the bottom of the electrode lead at an electrode lead-electrode tabs
joint portion and the average resistance difference between the electrode tabs is less than 0.05 milliohms; and

wherein the number of the electrode tabs joined to the top of the electrode lead is approximately equal to that of the electrode
tabs joined to the bottom of the electrode lead;

wherein the electrode tabs include bending sections and coupling sections, the bending sections being angled in one direction
between 0 and 90 degrees with respect to the electrode lead.

US Pat. No. 9,214,888

PRE-CHARGING SYSTEM FOR A CAPACITOR IN A VOLTAGE INVERTER FOR AN ELECTRIC MOTOR

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A pre-charging system for a capacitor in a voltage inverter for an electric motor, comprising:
a microprocessor programmed to generate a first control signal;
a pre-charging circuit operably coupled to the microprocessor, the pre-charging circuit having a counter circuit, a voltage
pulse generating circuit, and a drive circuit;

the counter circuit configured to generate a first plurality of voltage pulses, in response to the first control signal;
the voltage pulse generating circuit configured to generate each voltage pulse of a second plurality of voltage pulses at
a respective time interval while an instantaneous current flowing through a transistor and a pre-charging resistor electrically
coupled to the capacitor is less than or equal to a threshold instantaneous current level;

the drive circuit having the transistor and the pre-charging resistor electrically coupled to the transistor, the transistor
configured to be electrically coupled between a high voltage terminal of a battery pack and the capacitor in the voltage inverter,
the transistor configured to output a third plurality of voltage pulses in response to the second plurality of voltage pulses
to increase a voltage across the capacitor in the voltage inverter;

the counter circuit is further configured to count a number of voltage pulses of the first plurality of voltage pulses; and
the counter circuit is further configured to generate a stop signal to induce the counter circuit to stop generating the first
plurality of voltage pulses such that the pre-charging circuit stops charging the capacitor in the voltage inverter if the
number of voltage pulses is greater than a predetermined number of voltage pulses indicating that the capacitor in the voltage
inverter was not successfully pre-charged.

US Pat. No. 9,157,029

LIQUID CRYSTAL COMPOSITION

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A liquid crystal composition, comprising:
a photo-alignment material comprising a halogen element;
a liquid crystal compound; and
a solvent.

US Pat. No. 9,099,747

ANODE FOR CABLE-TYPE SECONDARY BATTERY AND CABLE-TYPE SECONDARY BATTERY COMPRISING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A cable-type secondary battery having a horizontal cross section of a predetermined shape and extending longitudinally,
comprising: a core for supplying lithium ions, which comprises an electrolyte; an anode surrounding the outer surface of the
core for supplying lithium ions; a separation layer surrounding the outer surface of the anode, thereby preventing a short
circuit between electrodes; a cathode having a cathode active material layer surrounding the outer surface of the separation
layer and a cathode current collector formed to surround the outer surface of the cathode active material layer; and a protection
coating surrounding the outer surface of the cathode,
wherein the anode comprises a spiral electrode consisting of at least two wire-type electrodes which are spirally twisted
with each other, each of the wire-type electrodes comprising a wire-type current collector, an anode active material layer
formed by coating on the outer surface of the wire-type current collector, and a polymer resin layer formed by coating on
the outer surface of the anode active material layer.

US Pat. No. 9,472,830

LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY HAVING IMPROVED LIFESPAN CHARACTERISTICS

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A lithium secondary battery comprising a cathode, an anode, a separator interposed between the cathode and anode, and an
electrolyte,
wherein the anode comprises lithium titanium oxide (LTO) as an anode active material, and
the electrolyte comprises a lithium salt; a non-aqueous-based solvent; and a mixture of (a) a phosphate compound which can
prevent gas generation during high-temperature storage, and (b) a sulfonate compound which can reduce discharge resistance
by forming a low-resistance SEI layer,

wherein the mixture of the compound (a) and the compound (b) comprises the compound (a) and the compound (b) in a weight ratio
of 1:1 to 1:5,

wherein the sulfonate compound is a cyclic hetero compound represented by Formula 2 below:

US Pat. No. 9,340,684

CONDUCTIVE METAL INK COMPOSITION, AND METHOD FOR FORMING A CONDUCTIVE PATTERN

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A conductive metal ink composition, comprising:
a conductive metal powder;
a non-aqueous solvent comprising a first non-aqueous solvent having a vapor pressure of 3 torr or less at 25° C. and a second
non-aqueous solvent having a vapor pressure of more than 3 torr at 25° C.;

an organo phosphate compound; and
a polymer coating property improving agent,
wherein the organo phosphate compound comprises a compound of the following Formula 1:

wherein
R1 and R2 are each independently hydrogen, alkyl having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, polyalkylene oxide comprising 1 to 5 repeating units of
alkylene oxide having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, or a combination thereof,

R3 is acrylate or methacrylate, and

A is polyalkylene oxide comprising 1 to 20 repeating units of alkylene oxide having 1 to 4 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 9,139,562

NITROGEN-CONTAINING HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUND AND ORGANIC ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

2. A nitrogen-containing heterocyclic derivative that is represented by the following Formula 4-1 or includes two or more
structures of the following Formula 4-1:

wherein
X1 is N or CR3, X2 is N or CR4, X3 is N or CR5, X4 is N or CR6, Y1 is N or CR7, Y2 is N or CR8, Y3 is N or CR9, Y4 is N or CR10, X1 to X4 and Y1 to Y4 are not simultaneously N,

in the case of when X1 to X4 and Y1 to Y4 are simultaneously CR3 to CR10, at least one of R3 to R10 has a substituent group rather than hydrogen, or k1 or k2 is an integer greater than 0 and at least one of R11 and R12 has a substituent group rather than hydrogen,

in (N)n1 and (N)n2, N means a nitrogen atom, and the nitrogen atom is used instead of a carbon atom in a benzene ring,

in (N)n1, n1 is an integer in the range of 0 to 2,

in (N)n2, n2 is an integer in the range of 0 to 2,

R3 to R12 are each independently -(L)p-(Y)q, in which p is an integer in the range of 0 to 10, q is an integer in the range of 1 to
10, and two or more adjacent groups of R3 to R12 may form a monocyclic or bicyclic ring,

L is oxygen; sulfur; substituted or unsubstituted nitrogen; substituted or unsubstituted phosphorus; substituted or unsubstituted
arylene group; substituted or unsubstituted alkenylene group; substituted or unsubstituted fluorenylene group; substituted
or unsubstituted carbazolylene group; or substituted or unsubstituted heteroarylene group that includes one or more of N,
O, and S atoms,

Y is hydrogen; heavy hydrogen; halogen group; nitrile group; hydroxy group; substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl group;
substituted or unsubstituted aryloxy group; substituted or unsubstituted alkylthioxy group; substituted or unsubstituted arylthioxy
group; substituted or unsubstituted alkylsulfoxy group; substituted or unsubstituted arylsulfoxy group; substituted or unsubstituted
alkenyl group; substituted or unsubstituted silyl group; substituted or unsubstituted boron group; substituted or unsubstituted
aralkylamine group; substituted or unsubstituted heteroarylamine group; substituted or unsubstituted aryl group; substituted
or unsubstituted fluorenyl group; substituted or unsubstituted carbazole group; or substituted or unsubstituted heteroring
group that includes one or more of N, O, and S atoms;

k1 is an integer in the range of 0 to 4, k2 is an integer in the range of 0 to 4,

in the case of when k1 is an integer of 2 or more, R11 may be different from each other,

in the case of when k2 is an integer of 2 or more, R12 may be different from each other, and

in the case of when there are two or more L and Y in Formula 4-1, they are each independently the same as or different from
each other.

US Pat. No. 9,283,865

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CHARGING BATTERY

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A charging device for charging a battery, comprising:
a first connector electrically connected to the battery;
a second connector electrically connected to a charging station to which electric power is supplied; and
a control device connected to the first and second connectors, and configured to;
perform authentication for a user;
when the authentication is successfully complete, obtain a meter identifier for identifying what electricity meter performs
charging, the electricity meter measuring power consumed in the charging station provided with power;

transmit a charging initiation request including the meter identifier and a charging identifier for identifying the user to
a server;

receive a charging initiation response including the charging identifier in response to the charging initiation request from
the server;

after receiving the charging initiation response from the server, connect the charging station with the battery to perform
charging;

upon completion of the charging, transmit a charging completion message indicating. power consumed for the charging to the
server, the charging completion message including the charging identifier and the meter identifier; and

receive charging information indicating billing information according to the charging of the battery from the server.

US Pat. No. 9,287,583

ADDITIVE HAVING CYANO GROUP FOR NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE AND ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICE USING THE SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A non-aqueous electrolyte comprising:
an electrolyte salt;
an organic solvent; and
an additive for a non-aqueous electrolyte,
wherein the additive for a non-aqueous electrolyte is a compound represented by the following Formula 1 and having a double
bond and at least two cyano groups, wherein the two of the at least two cyano groups are in a trans-formation to the double
bond,

wherein the electrolyte salt is formed of a combination of (i) a cation selected from the group consisting of Li+, Na+ and K+; and (ii) an anion selected from the group consisting of PF6?, BF4?, Cl?, Br?, I?, ClO4?, AsF6?; CH3CO2?, CF3SO3?, N(CF3SO2)2? and C(CF2SO2)3?,

wherein the organic solvent is at least one solvent selected from the group consisting of cyclic carbonates, linear carbonates,
lactones, ethers, esters, sulfoxides, acetonitriles, lactams, ketones and halogen derivatives thereof:


wherein the compound represented by the Formula 1 is 1,1,4,4-tetracyanobutene.

US Pat. No. 9,134,463

OPTICAL FILM HAVING IMPROVED OPTICAL PERFORMANCE, AND BACKLIGHT UNIT COMPRISING THE SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A microlens array (MLA) sheet comprising a base and a lens part disposed on a surface of the base,
wherein the lens part comprises conic lenses that are determined by Equation 1 below,

where k is a conic constant that ranges from ?3 to ?1, and r is a radius of curvature at a vertex of the conic lens.

US Pat. No. 9,095,987

DEVICE FOR CUTTING ELECTRODE SHEET AND SECONDARY BATTERY MANUFACTURED USING THE SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A device for cutting an electrode sheet laminate, wherein two or more continuous electrode sheets in which an electrode
active material is applied to one or both surfaces thereof are laminated, to form a plurality of unit electrode laminates
from the electrode sheet laminate, the device comprising:
a cutter to cut the electrode sheet laminate at a set position and thereby form unit electrode laminates; and
two or more transport grippers arranged at the front of the cutter based on a feed direction of the electrode sheet laminate,
the transport grippers drawing and transporting the electrode sheet laminate by one pitch, a size corresponding to the unit
electrode laminate according to operation of the cutter,

wherein while one of the transport grippers draws and transports the electrode sheet laminate, the remaining transport grippers
move to a position for drawing.

US Pat. No. 9,053,840

PRINTING PASTE COMPOSITION AND ELECTRODE PREPARED THEREFROM

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A printing paste composition comprising:
a metallic particle of 50 to 90 parts by weight, a binder resin of 2 to 20 parts by weight, a solvent of 2 to 50 parts by
weight having a boiling point of 250° C. or more and a swelling property of 5 or less, and a glass frit of 0.1 to 10 parts
by weight,

wherein the solvent is at least one solvent selected from a group consisting of tetraglyme and pentaglyme.