US Pat. No. 9,406,927

METHOD OF PREPARING AN ANODE FOR A LI-ION BATTERY

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A method of preparing an anode for a Li-ion battery, comprising:
mixing metal particles with carbon particles to form a mixture, wherein the metal particles comprises at least one of: Ge,
Sn and Si;

deoxidizing the metal particles in the mixture by heating the mixture in a vacuum atmosphere in a range of 10?3 to 10?6 mbar for 60-100 hours at a temperature in a range of 150 to 350° C. to form a deoxidized mixture;

adding a binder material to the deoxidized mixture; and
consolidating the deoxidized mixture and binder material to form an anode.

US Pat. No. 9,472,804

ANODES COMPRISING GERMANIUM FOR LITHIUM-ION DEVICES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. An anode material for a lithium ion device, comprising:
an active material comprising germanium nano-particles having a particle size of 20 to 100 nm, boron carbide nano-particles
having a particle size of 20 to 100 nm and tungsten carbide nano-particles having a particle size of 20 to 60 nm, wherein
the weight percentage of the germanium is between 5 to 80 weight % of the total weight of the anode material, the weight percentage
of boron in the anode material is between 2 to 20 weight % of the total weight of the anode material and the weight percentage
of tungsten in the anode material is between 5 to 20 weight % of the total weight of the anode material.

US Pat. No. 9,252,606

DEVICES FOR ADAPTIVE FAST-CHARGING OF MOBILE DEVICES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A device charger for adaptive fast-charging of mobile devices, the device charger comprising:
(a) a charge-delivering device for providing electrical power between 60 and 100 watts to a charge-receiving device, wherein
the charge-delivering device is an AC device charger, a DC device charger, an AC/DC charger, or a secondary slave battery
and wherein said charge-receiving device is a primary slave battery;

(b) at least one electrical-contact pin coupled to the charge-receiving device for enabling electrical current to be received
at an amperage greater than about 5 A by said charge-receiving device; and

(c) at least one electrical-contact pad coupled to the charge-delivering device for enabling electrical current to be transmitted
at an amperage greater than about 5 A from the charge-delivering device.

US Pat. No. 9,373,837

METHODS OF MANUFACTURING MULTI-FUNCTIONAL ELECTRODE DEVICES FOR FAST-CHARGING OF ENERGY-STORAGE DEVICES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A method for manufacturing multi-functional electrode (MFE) devices for fast-charging of energy-storage devices, the method
comprising:
configuring a first MFE structure for forming a suitable electrochemical half-couple, wherein said first MFE structure has
a first fast-charging component (FCC) and a first MFE assembly;

providing a counter-electrode structure for forming a complementary electrochemical half-couple to said first MFE structure;
and

assembling an internal voltage controller (IVC) with said first MFE structure and said counter-electrode structure for applying
a bias potential to said first MFE structure and/or said counter-electrode structure, whereby said bias potential is set in
accordance with said first MFE structure and said counter-electrode structure.

US Pat. No. 9,368,984

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR FAST-CHARGING OF RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A system for fast charging of a lithium-ion battery, the system comprising:
a power management module configured to:
continuously monitor a state of charge (SOC) of the lithium-ion battery;
during a normal mode of operation and upon detecting that the battery is at the predetermined low charge level, discontinuing
discharge of the battery;

upon detecting that the battery is connected to a charger, providing charging rate of at least 4 C for at least part of charging
of the battery; and

upon detecting that the battery, while connected to the charger, is at the predetermined high charge level, discontinuing
the charging,

wherein the predetermined low charge level and the predetermined high charge level define a consumable capacity of the battery,
wherein a full capacity of the battery is at least three times larger than the consumable capacity.

US Pat. No. 10,059,843

RHODAMINE DERIVATIVES DYES, COLOR-CONVERSION-LAYER AND USES THEREOF

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A photoluminescent compound represented by the structure of formula (I):
wherein
R1 is COOZ, NO2, COR, COSR, or CN;
R2 each is independently selected from H, halide, COR, CN, NCO, NCS and COOZ;
R3 each is independently selected from H, halide, COR, CN, NCO, NCS, OR, SR, SO3H, SO3M and COOZ;
R4-R16 and R4?-R16? are each independently selected from H, alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, benzyl, halide, NO2, OR, N(R)2, COR, CON(R)2, CO(N-heterocycle) and COOR;
R is H, alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, benzyl, —(CH2CH2O)rCH2CH2OH, —(CH2)pOC(O)NH(CH2)qSi(Oalkyl)3, —(CH2)pOC(O)CH?CH2 or —(CH2)pSi(Oalkyl)3;
Z is unsubstituted alkyl, or cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, benzyl, —(CH2CH2O)rCH2CH2OH, —(CH2)pOC(O)NH(CH2)qSi(Oalkyl)3, —(CH2)pOC(O)CH?CH2 or —(CH2)pSi(Oalkyl)3;
M is a monovalent cation;
n and m are each independently an integer between 1-4;
p and q is each independently an integer between 1-6;
r is an integer between 0-10;
and
X is an anion;
wherein if R2 and R3 are hydrogens (H), then R1 is not COOZ.

US Pat. No. 10,003,060

SURFACE ACTIVATION IN ELECTRODE STACK PRODUCTION AND ELECTRODE-PREPARATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A method comprising:surface treating at least one cell separator prior to attachment to at least one electrode, wherein the surface treating is configured to form binding sites on the at least one cell separator, and
attaching the at least one cell separator to the at least one electrode by cold press lamination, wherein the created binding sites are configured to stabilize the cold press lamination electrostatically.

US Pat. No. 9,225,187

MULTI-FUNCTIONAL ELECTRODE DEVICES FOR FAST-CHARGING OF ENERGY-STORAGE DEVICES AND METHODS THEREIN

StoreDot Ltd., Herzliya ...

1. A multi-functional electrode (MFE) device for fast-charging of energy-storage devices, the device comprising:
(a) a first MFE structure for forming a suitable electrochemical half-couple, said first MFE structure having a first fast-charging
component (FCC) and a first MFE assembly;

(b) a counter-electrode structure for forming a complementary electrochemical half-couple to said first MFE structure; and
(c) an internal voltage controller (IVC) for applying a bias potential to said first MFE structure and/or said counter-electrode
structure, whereby said bias potential is set in accordance with said first MFE structure and said counter-electrode structure.

US Pat. No. 10,035,953

COLOR CONVERSION FILMS WITH PLASMON ENHANCED FLUORESCENT DYES

STOREDOT Ltd., Herzeliya...

8. A method comprising:preparing at least one color conversion film comprising at least one RBF compound selected to absorb illumination from a backlight source of the LCD and having at least one of a R emission peak and a G emission peak,
wherein the at least one RBF compound is defined by Formula I:
wherein:R1 is COOR, NO2, COR, COSR, CO(N-heterocycle), CON(R)2, or CN;
R2 each is independently selected from H, halide, N(R)2, COR, CN, CON(R)2, CO(N-heterocycle), NCO, NCS, OR, SR, SO3H, SO3M and COOR;
R3 each is independently selected from H, halide, N(R)2, COR, CN, CON(R)2, CO(N-heterocycle), NCO, NCS, OR, SR, SO3H, SO3M and COOR;
R4-R16 and R4?-R16? are each independently selected from H, CF3, alkyl, haloalkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, benzyl, halide, NO2, OR, N(R)2, COR, CN, CON(R)2, CO(N-Heterocycle) and COOR;
R is H, alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, benzyl, —(CH2CH2O)rCH2CH2OH, —(CH2)pOC(O)NH(CH2)qSi(Oalkyl)3, —(CH2)pOC(O)CH?CH2 or —(CH2)pSi(Oalkyl)3;
n and m is each independently an integer between 1-4;
p and q are each independently an integer between 1-6;
r is an integer between 0-10;
M is a monovalent cation; and
X is an anion;
electromagnetically coupling at least some of the at least one RBF compound to PR elements having a resonance spectrum that at least partly overlap at least one of an absorption and an emission spectra of the at least one RBF compound, wherein the PR elements comprise metallic nanoparticles ranging in diameter between 10-100 nm, metal coated or sputtered on the color conversion film, a metallic film comprising islands or perforations on at least part of the color conversion film, a multilayer hyperbolic metamaterial, or a combination thereof, and
integrating the at least one color conversion film in a LCD with RGB color filters.

US Pat. No. 9,868,859

COLOR CONVERSION IN LCD DISPLAYS

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A hybrid sol-gel precursor formulation comprising:
an ESOR (epoxy silica ormosil) solution comprising TEOS (tetraethyl orthosilicate), at least one silane precursor other than
TEOS, and GLYMO ((3-Glycidyloxypropyl) trimethoxysilane);

a DURS (diurethane siloxane) nanoparticles powder comprising isocyanate-functionalized silica nanoparticles and ethylene glycol,
wherein the silica nanoparticles are maintained as nanoparticles in the formulation; and

a transition metal alkoxide matrix solution.

US Pat. No. 9,728,776

GERMANIUM-CONTAINING LITHIUM-ION DEVICES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A lithium ion device comprising:
an anode having an active material comprising germanium nano-particles having a particle size of 20 to 100 nm, boron carbide
nano-particles having a particle size of 20 to 100 nm and tungsten carbide nano-particles having a particle size of 20 to
60 nm,
wherein the weight percentage of the germanium is between 5 to 80 weight % of the total weight of the anode, the weight percentage
of boron in the anode is between 2 to 20 weight % of the total weight of the anode and the weight percentage of tungsten in
the anode is between 5 to 20 weight % of the total weight of the anode;
a cathode; and
an electrolyte.

US Pat. No. 9,771,480

RHODAMINE DERIVATIVES DYES AND USES THEREOF

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A photoluminescent compound represented by the structure of formula 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, or 11:
wherein X? is an anion.

US Pat. No. 9,692,051

GERMANIUM-CONTAINING ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR ANODES FOR LITHIUM-ION DEVICES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. An active material for producing an anode for a lithium ion device, the active material comprising:
germanium nano-particles having a particle size of 20 to 100 nm, wherein the weight percentage of the germanium is between
72 to 96 weight % of the total weight of the active material;

boron carbide nano-particles having a particle size of 20 to 100 nm, wherein the weight percentage of boron in the active
material is between 3 to 6 weight % of the total weight of the active material; and

tungsten carbide nano-particles having a particle size of 20 to 60 nm, wherein the weight percentage of tungsten in the active
material is between 6 to 25 weight % of the total weight of the active material.

US Pat. No. 9,951,225

RHODAMINE DERIVATIVES DYES AND USES THEREOF

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A photoluminescent compound represented by the structure of formula 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15 or 16:wherein X? is an anion.

US Pat. No. 9,871,247

GERMANIUM-CONTAINING ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR ANODES FOR LITHIUM-ION DEVICES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. An active material for producing an anode for a lithium ion device, the active material comprising:
germanium nano-particles having a particle size of 20 to 100 nm, wherein the weight percentage of the germanium is between
72 to 96 weight % of the total weight of the active material;

boron carbide nano-particles having a particle size of 20 to 100 nm, wherein the weight percentage of boron in the active
material is between 3 to 6 weight % of the total weight of the active material; and

tungsten carbide nano-particles having a particle size of 20 to 60 nm, wherein the weight percentage of tungsten in the active
material is between 6 to 25 weight % of the total weight of the active material.

US Pat. No. 9,692,050

GERMANIUM-CONTAINING LITHIUM-ION DEVICES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A lithium ion device comprising:
an anode having an active material comprising germanium nano-particles having a particle size of 20 to 100 nm, boron carbide
nano-particles having a particle size of 20 to 100 nm and tungsten carbide nano-particles having a particle size of 20 to
60 nm,
wherein the weight percentage of the germanium is between 5 to 80 weight % of the total weight of the anode, the weight percentage
of boron in the anode is between 2 to 20 weight % of the total weight of the anode and the weight percentage of tungsten in
the anode is between 5 to 20 weight % of the total weight of the anode;
a cathode; and
an electrolyte.

US Pat. No. 10,096,859

ELECTROLYTES WITH IONIC LIQUID ADDITIVES FOR LITHIUM ION BATTERIES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. An electrolyte for a lithium ion battery having an anode made of anode material particles and a cathode, said electrolyte consisting of carbonate containing electrolyte, at least one lithium salt and an additive present in an amount up to 10 volume percent of the electrolyte, the additive consisting of at least one ionic liquid which consists of cations and anions, wherein, while operating the battery:during charging of the battery, at least the cations form, upon application of an electric field in a vicinity of the anode, a mobile layer at surfaces of the anode material particles, which accommodates expansion of the anode material particles by rearrangement of at least the cations,
during discharging of the battery, at least the cations diffuse into the carbonate-containing electrolyte; and
wherein the anions comprise at least one sulfonylimide, substituted or unsubstituted, and the cations comprise at least one piperidinium, substituted or unsubstituted, wherein the at least one ionic liquid is further selected to have a melting temperature below 10° C.

US Pat. No. 9,994,765

COLOR CONVERSION FILMS WITH PLASMON ENHANCED FLUORESCENT DYES

STOREDOT Ltd., Herzeliya...

8. A method comprising:preparing at least one color conversion film comprising at least one RBF compound selected to absorb illumination from a backlight source of the LCD and having at least one of a R emission peak and a G emission peak,
wherein the at least one RBF compound is defined by Formula I:
wherein:R1 is COOR, NO2, COR, COSR, CO(N-heterocycle), CON(R)2, or CN;
R2 each is independently selected from H, halide, N(R)2, COR, CN, CON(R)2, CO(N-heterocycle), NCO, NCS, OR, SR, SO3H, SO3M and COOR;
R3 each is independently selected from H, halide, N(R)2, COR, CN, CON(R)2, CO(N-heterocycle), NCO, NCS, OR, SR, SO3H, SO3M and COOR;
R4-R16 and R4?-R16? are each independently selected from H, CF3, alkyl, haloalkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, benzyl, halide, NO2, OR, N(R)2, COR, CN, CON(R)2, CO(N-Heterocycle) and COOR;
R is H, alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, benzyl, —(CH2CH2O)rCH2CH2OH, —(CH2)pOC(O)NH(CH2)qSi(Oalkyl)3, —(CH2)pOC(O)CH?CH2 or —(CH2)pSi(Oalkyl)3;
n and m is each independently an integer between 1-4;
p and q are each independently an integer between 1-6;
r is an integer between 0-10;
M is a monovalent cation; and
X is an anion;
electromagnetically coupling at least some of the at least one RBF compound to PR elements having a resonance spectrum that at least partly overlap at least one of an absorption and an emission spectra of the at least one RBF compound, wherein the PR elements comprise metallic nanoparticles ranging in diameter between 10-100 nm, metal coated or sputtered on the color conversion film, a metallic film comprising islands or perforations on at least part of the color conversion film, a multilayer hyperbolic metamaterial, or a combination thereof, and
integrating the at least one color conversion film in a LCD with RGB color filters.

US Pat. No. 9,966,591

ELECTRODE STACK PRODUCTION METHODS

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A method comprising:depositing an electrode slurry on a sacrificial film to form an electrode thereupon, wherein the electrode slurry comprises a first solvent,
attaching a coated current collector film, having a conductive coating which is produced using a second solvent, onto the formed electrode, to yield a stack, wherein a binding strength of the electrode to the coated current collector film is higher than a binding strength of the electrode to the sacrificial film, and
delaminating the sacrificial film from the electrode while maintaining the attachment of the electrode to the coated current collector film,
wherein the attaching is carried out by lamination,
and wherein the lamination is carried out by applying pressure on the stack by pressing or calendaring without heating the stack.
US Pat. No. 9,831,488

IN-BATTERY POLYMERIZATION OF CONDUCTING POLYMERS FOR HIGH-RATE CHARGING CATHODES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A cathode, prepared from a cathode formulation comprising:
cathode material having an olivine-based structure,
binder material, and
monomer material selected to polymerize into a conductive polymer upon partial delithiation of the cathode material during
at least a first charging cycle of a cell having the cathode,

wherein:
the monomer material is in monomer form in the cathode in its pristine form prior to the first charging cycle of the cell,
the partial delithiation is carried out electrochemically during the first charging cycle of the cell,
following the first charging cycle of the cell, the monomer material is at least partly polymerized,
the cathode material is AzMXO4 wherein A is Li, alone or partially replaced by at most 10% of Na and/or K; 0?z?1, M is at least 50% of Fe(II) or Mn(II) or
mixture thereof; and XO4 is PO4, alone or partially replaced by at most 10 mol % of at least one group selected from SO4 and SiO4, and

the monomer material consists of monomers of at least one of pyrrole, aniline, thiophene, phenyl mercaptan, furan, phenol,
ethylenedioxythiophene and styrenesulfonate.

US Pat. No. 10,000,640

RHODAMINE DERIVATIVES DYES AND USES THEREOF

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A photoluminescent compound represented by the structure of formula 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15 or 16:wherein X? is an anion.

US Pat. No. 9,583,761

METHODS FOR MAKING ANODES FOR GERMANIUM-CONTAINING LITHIUM-ION DEVICES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A method for making an anode for lithium ion devices, the method comprising:
milling germanium powder, carbon, and boron carbide powder to form a nano-particle mixture having a particle size of 20 to
100 nm;

adding an emulsion of tungsten carbide nano-particles having a particle size of 20 to 60 nm to the mixture to form an active
material; and

adding a polymeric binder to the active material to form the anode,
wherein the weight percentage of the germanium in the anode is between 5 to 80 weight % of the total weight of the anode,
the weight percentage of boron in the anode is between 2 to 20 weight % of the total weight of the anode and the weight percentage
of tungsten in the anode is between 5 to 20 weight % of the total weight of the anode.

US Pat. No. 10,033,023

SURFACE ACTIVATION IN ELECTRODE STACK PRODUCTION AND ELECTRODE-PREPARATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A method comprising:surface treating at least one cell separator prior to attachment to at least one electrode, wherein the surface treating is configured to form binding sites on the at least one cell separator, and
attaching the at least one cell separator to the at least one electrode by cold press lamination, wherein the created binding sites are configured to stabilize the cold press lamination electrostatically.

US Pat. No. 10,290,864

COATED PRE-LITHIATED ANODE MATERIAL PARTICLES AND CROSS-LINKED POLYMER COATINGS

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. An anode comprising anode active material particles which are coated by at least one coating, wherein the anode active material particles comprise at least one of Si, Ge, Sn and Al and the at least one coating is at least partly polymeric,wherein the anode active material particles are attached to the polymeric coating provided that the attachment consists of a physical attachment;
wherein the anode active material particles are coated with the polymeric coating prior to the anode formation;
wherein the polymeric coating forms a polymerized matrix in which the anode active material particles are dispersed uniformly; and
wherein the anode active material particles are pre-lithiated and the at least one coating comprises a hydrophobic conductive polymer.

US Pat. No. 10,059,876

COLOR CONVERSION FILMS WITH PLASMON ENHANCED FLUORESCENT DYES

STOREDOT Ltd., Herzeliya...

8. A method comprising:preparing at least one color conversion film comprising at least one RBF compound selected to absorb illumination from a backlight source of the LCD and having at least one of a R emission peak and a G emission peak,
wherein the at least one RBF compound is defined by Formula I:
wherein:R1 is COOR, NO2, COR, COSR, CO(N-heterocycle), CON(R)2, or CN;
R2 each is independently selected from H, halide, N(R)2, COR, CN, CON(R)2, CO(N-heterocycle), NCO, NCS, OR, SR, SO3H, SO3M and COOR;
R3 each is independently selected from H, halide, N(R)2, COR, CN, CON(R)2, CO(N-heterocycle), NCO, NCS, OR, SR, SO3H, SO3M and COOR;
R4-R16 and R4?-R16? are each independently selected from H, CF3, alkyl, haloalkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, benzyl, halide, NO2, OR, N(R)2, COR, CN, CON(R)2, CO(N-Heterocycle) and COOR;
R is H, alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, benzyl, —(CH2CH2O)rCH2CH2OH, —(CH2)pOC(O)NH(CH2)qSi(Oalkyl)3, —(CH2)pOC(O)CH?CH2 or —(CH2)pSi(Oalkyl)3;
n and m is each independently an integer between 1-4;
p and q are each independently an integer between 1-6;
r is an integer between 0-10;
M is a monovalent cation; and
X is an anion;
electromagnetically coupling at least some of the at least one RBF compound to PR elements having a resonance spectrum that at least partly overlap at least one of an absorption and an emission spectra of the at least one RBF compound, wherein the PR elements comprise metallic nanoparticles ranging in diameter between 10-100 nm, metal coated or sputtered on the color conversion film, a metallic film comprising islands or perforations on at least part of the color conversion film, a multilayer hyperbolic metamaterial, or a combination thereof, and
integrating the at least one color conversion film in a LCD with RGB color filters.

US Pat. No. 10,072,153

COLOR CONVERSION IN LCD DISPLAYS WITH SILICA NANOPARTICLES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A hybrid sol-gel precursor formulation comprising:an ESOR (epoxy silica ormosil) solution comprising TEOS (tetraethyl orthosilicate), at least one silane precursor other than TEOS, and GLYMO ((3-Glycidyloxypropyl) trimethoxysilane);
a DURS (diurethane siloxane) nanoparticles powder comprising silica nanoparticles and ethylene glycol, wherein the silica nanoparticles are maintained as nanoparticles in the formulation; and
a transition metal alkoxide matrix solution.

US Pat. No. 10,110,036

SUPERCAPACITOR-EMULATING FAST-CHARGING BATTERIES AND DEVICES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A device comprising control circuitry and a modified fast-charging lithium ion battery having Si, Ge and/or Sn-based anode active material and designed to operate at 5C at least and within an operation range of 5% at most around a working point of between 60-80% lithiation of the Si, Ge and/or Sn-based anode active material, wherein the control circuitry is configured to maintain a state of charge (SOC) of the battery within the operation range around the working point,wherein the anode active material is configured to enable operation of the modified fast-charging lithium ion battery only around the working point and within the operation range,
wherein an anode of the modified fast-charging lithium ion battery comprises mechanical barriers configured to prevent full expansion of the anode material upon lithiation and
wherein the anode material comprises composite anode material particles having shell structures which are smaller than a full expansion volume of cores of the composite anode material particles.

US Pat. No. 10,122,042

INCREASING CYCLING LIFETIME OF FAST-CHARGING LITHIUM ION BATTERIES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A method of extending a cycling life time of a lithium ion battery, the method comprising:conducting a formation process of the battery by:
performing a first cycle of fully charging the battery at a rate of less than C/30, and consecutively discharging the battery, and, consecutively,
performing a plurality of charge-discharge cycles, and,
operating the battery:
initially at a narrow range of voltages which is smaller than 1.5V and consecutively,
upon detection of a specified deterioration in a capacity of the battery, operating the battery at least at one broader range of voltages which is larger than 1.5V.

US Pat. No. 10,100,197

RHODAMINE DERIVATIVES DYES AND USES THEREOF

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A photoluminescent compound represented by the structure of formula 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15 or 16:wherein X? is an anion.

US Pat. No. 10,256,650

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR ADAPTIVE FAST-CHARGING OF MOBILE DEVICES

STOREDOT LTD., Herzeliya...

1. A method for adaptive fast-charging of mobile devices, the method comprising:determining, by a charging device, whether a slave battery is a rapid charging-enabled component adapted for rapid charging at a charging rate greater than about 10 C;
if the slave battery is adapted for rapid charging, charging the slave battery at a charging rate greater than about 10 C via said charging device;
if the slave battery is not adapted for rapid charging, charging said the slave battery at a charging rate, lower than the charging rate of about 10 C, via said charging device;
determining, by the charging device, whether a mobile device battery of the mobile device is a rapid charging-enabled component adapted for rapid charging at a charging rate greater than about 10 C;
if the mobile device battery is adapted for rapid charging, charging the mobile device battery at a charging rate greater than about 10 C via said charging device; and
if the mobile device battery is not adapted for rapid charging, charging the mobile device battery at a charging rate, lower than charging rate of about 10 C, via said charging device.

US Pat. No. 10,297,872

REGULATION OF METAL ION LEVELS IN LITHIUM ION BATTERIES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A method comprising:regulating a level of metal ions in at least one electrode of a lithium ion battery, wherein the lithium ion battery comprises the at least one electrode, at least one separator and electrolyte within a battery pouch, and undergoes a formation process prior to being operable,
wherein the regulating is carried out electrochemically between the at least one electrode and a solid metal ion source, at least prior to or during the formation process of the lithium ion battery, and
wherein the at least one electrode and the solid metal ion source are within the battery pouch during said regulating of the level of metal ions.

US Pat. No. 10,199,646

ANODES FOR LITHIUM-ION DEVICES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. An anode material for a lithium ion device, comprising:an active material comprising silicon particles in the size of 100-500 nm, and boron carbide nanoparticles, wherein the boron carbide nanoparticles are at least one order of magnitude smaller than the silicon particles,
and wherein the weight percentage of the silicon particles is between about 4 to about 35 weight % of the total weight of the anode material and the weight percentage of the boron carbide nanoparticles is between about 2.5 to about 25.6 weight % of the total weight of the anode material.

US Pat. No. 10,367,193

METHODS OF PREPARING ANODES USING TIN AS ACTIVE MATERIAL

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A method for preparing a lithium ion cell comprising:attaching nanoparticles to anode active material particles that comprise 5-80% tin, wherein the nanoparticles are at least one order of magnitude smaller than the anode active material particles,
preparing an anode from the anode active material particles having the attached nanoparticles, and
preparing a lithium ion cell using the prepared anode.

US Pat. No. 10,199,677

ELECTROLYTES FOR LITHIUM ION BATTERIES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A lithium ion cell comprising:at least one anode comprising anode active material which consists of Si, Ge and/or Sn,
at least one cathode, and
an electrolyte consisting of at least one solvent, at least one linear carbonate component, at least one cyclic carbonate component, at least one lithium salt and optional additives up to 2%,
wherein the at least one cyclic carbonate component comprises at least 20% vol of vinylene carbonate (VC),
and
wherein the lithium ion cell is configured to operate at a fast charging rate of at least 10C, and
wherein the electrolyte has a 3:7 ratio between the VC and the at least one linear carbonate component.

US Pat. No. 10,439,254

PRE-LITHIATION OF MULTIPLE BATTERY POUCHES

Storedot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A system for regulating a level of metal ions in electrodes of multiple lithium-ion cell stacks, the system comprising:a plurality of lithium-ion cell stacks, each cell stack comprising at least one anode, at least one separator and at least one cathode which are packaged in a pouch cover, the plurality of cell stacks packaged in a corresponding plurality of pouch covers,
at least one electrolyte reservoir having an electrolyte fluid with at least one metal ion source, wherein the at least one electrolyte reservoir is in fluid communication with the plurality of pouch covers,
at least one pump configured to maintain a circulating flow of the electrolyte fluid between the cell stacks after their packaging in the respective pouch covers and the at least one electrolyte reservoir, and
circuitry configured to apply a predetermined voltage between electrodes of the cell stacks and the metal ion source in the at least one electrolyte reservoir, to regulate a level of the metal ions in the electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,411,255

COMPOSITE ANODE MATERIAL MADE OF CORE-SHELL PARTICLES

Storedot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. Composite anode material comprising:core-shell particles comprising cores configured to receive and release lithium ions and shells configured to allow for core expansion upon lithiation, and
electrically conductive material which interconnects the cores of the core-shell particles,
wherein the shells of the core-shell particles are made of LTO (lithium titanate oxide) embedded in a conductive polymer.

US Pat. No. 10,396,354

METHODS FOR PREPARING ANODES FROM ANODE ACTIVE MATERIAL PARTICLES WITH LITHIUM BORATES AND PHOSPHATES COATINGS

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A method for preparing a lithium ion cell, comprising:replacing a native oxide on a surface of anode active material particles that comprise at least one of Si, Ge, Sn and Al, by a layer of B2O3,
coating the anode active material particles by at least one coating that comprises at least one of a boron oxide, a phosphorus oxide, a borate, a phosphate and/or salts thereof,
preparing an anode from the anode active material particles, and
preparing a lithium ion cell using the prepared anode.

US Pat. No. 10,367,192

ALUMINUM ANODE ACTIVE MATERIAL

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1. An anode comprising anode active material particles which comprise aluminum particles, wherein a lithium-containing layer replaces a native oxide on the surface of the aluminum particles.

US Pat. No. 10,312,504

ALUMINUM ANODE ACTIVE MATERIAL

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. An anode comprising anode active material particles which comprise aluminum particles, wherein a lithium-containing layer replaces a native oxide on the surface of the aluminum particles.

US Pat. No. 10,236,540

REGULATION OF METAL ION LEVELS IN LITHIUM ION BATTERIES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A method comprising:regulating a level of metal ions in at least one electrode of a lithium ion battery, wherein the lithium ion battery comprises the at least one electrode, at least one separator and electrolyte within a battery pouch, and undergoes a formation process prior to being operable,
wherein the regulating is carried out electrochemically between the at least one electrode and a solid metal ion source, at least prior to or during the formation process of the lithium ion battery, and
wherein the at least one electrode and the solid metal ion source are within the battery pouch during said regulating of the level of metal ions.

US Pat. No. 10,227,492

MODIFICATIONS OF THE SOL-GEL FILMS AND PRODUCTION PROCESSES THEREOF

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1. A hybrid sol-gel formulation comprising:an epoxy silica ormosil solution comprising TEOS (tetraethyl orthosilicate), at least one silane precursor other than TEOS, and GLYMO ((3-Glycidyloxypropyl) trimethoxysilane);
a nanoparticles powder comprising isocyanate-functionalized silica nanoparticles and ethylene glycol;
a transition metal alkoxide matrix solution; and
at least one rhodamine-based fluorescent (RBF) compound;
wherein the formulation further comprises at least one of: polydimethylsiloxane hydroxy terminated, dendritic polyol or polyvinylpyrrolidone.

US Pat. No. 10,196,521

MODIFICATIONS OF THE SOL-GEL FILMS AND PRODUCTION PROCESSES THEREOF

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A hybrid sol-gel formulation comprising:an epoxy silica ormosil solution comprising TEOS (tetraethyl orthosilicate), at least one silane precursor other than TEOS, and GLYMO ((3-Glycidyloxypropyl) trimethoxysilane);
a nanoparticles powder comprising isocyanate-functionalized silica nanoparticles and ethylene glycol;
a transition metal alkoxide matrix solution; and
at least one rhodamine-based fluorescent (RBF) compound;
wherein the formulation further comprises at least one of: polydimethylsiloxane hydroxy terminated, dendritic polyol or polyvinylpyrrolidone.

US Pat. No. 10,533,091

COLOR CONVERSION WITH SOLID MATRIX FILMS

Storedot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A red-fluorescent rhodamine based fluorescent compound represented by the structure of formula (I):
wherein
R1 is halide, haloalkyl, COOZ, COR, COSR or CN;
R2 each is independently selected from H, halide, N(R)2, COR, CN, NCO, NCS, OR, SR, SO3H, SO3M and COOZ;
R3 each is independently selected from H, halide, N(R)2, COR, CN, NCO, NCS, OR, SR, SO3H, SO3M and COOZ;
R4-R7, R13-R16, R4?-R7? and R13?-R16? are each independently selected from H, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, epoxide, alkylated epoxide, azide, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, benzyl, halide, NO2, SR, OR, N(R)2, COR, CN, CON(R)2, CO(N-heterocycle) and COOR;
R8-R9, R11-R12, R8?-R9? and R11?-R12? are each independently selected from absent, H, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, epoxide, alkylated epoxide, azide, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, benzyl, halide, NO2, SR, OR, N(R)2, COR, CN, CON(R)2, CO(N-heterocycle) and COOR;
R10 and R10? are each independently selected from H, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, epoxide, alkylated epoxide, alkylated azide, azide, SO3H, SO3M, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, benzyl, halide, NO2, SR, OR, N(R)2, COR, CN, CON(R)2, CO(N-heterocycle) and COOR;
R is H, haloalkyl, alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, benzyl, —(CH2CH2O)rCH2CH2OH, —(CH2)pOC(O)NH(CH2)qSi(Oalkyl)3, (CH2)pOC(O)NH(CH2)qSi(halide)3, —(CH2)pOC(O)CH?CH2, —(CH2)pOC(O)C(CH3)?CH2, —(CH2)pSi(halide)3, alkenyl, alkynyl, alkylated epoxide, alkylated azide, azide, or —(CH2)pSi(Oalkyl)3;
Z is alkyl, haloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, alkylated epoxide, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, benzyl, —(CH2CH2O)rCH2CH2OH, —(CH2)pOC(O)NH(CH2)qSi(Oalkyl)3, —(CH2)pOC(O)CH?CH2, —(CH2)pOC(O)C(CH3)?CH2, or —(CH2)pSi(Oalkyl)3;
Z101 is O;
M is a monovalent cation;
n and m are each independently an integer between 1-4;
p and q are each independently an integer between 1-6;
r is an integer between 0-10;
X is an anion;
wherein if there is a double bond between the carbons which are substituted by R8, R8?, R9 and R9?—then R8 and R9 are absent or R8 and R9? are absent or R8? and R9 are absent or R8? and R9? are absent;
wherein if there is a double bond between the carbons which are substituted by R11, R11?, R12 and R12?—then R11 and R12 are absent or R11 and R12? are absent or R11? and R12 are absent or R11? and R12? are absent;
wherein if all R2 and R3 are H, then R1 at position 3 is halide, haloalkyl, COR, COSR or CN; and
wherein if m+n=4, all R2 and R3 are halides and R1 at position 3 is COOZ—then at least one of the bonds, selected from the bond between the carbons substituted by R8, R8?, R9 and R9? and the bond between the carbons substituted by R11, R11?, R12 and R12?—is a single bond.

US Pat. No. 10,505,181

COMPOSITE ANODE MATERIAL MADE OF IONIC-CONDUCTING ELECTRICALLY INSULATING MATERIAL

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A method of making an anode for a lithium ion cell comprising:producing core-shell particles to receive and release lithium ions at their metalloid-based cores and to allow for core expansion within their shells upon lithiation, wherein the core-shell particles comprise a single metalloid-based core per shell, wherein the producing comprises making the shells of the core-shell particles from ionic conducting material which is an electrically insulating material, and wherein the metalloid-based cores comprise at least one of Si, Ge and Sn, and
interconnecting the metalloid-based cores of the core-shell particles by electrically conductive material comprising conductive carbon fibers and/or CNTs.

US Pat. No. 10,497,925

ELECTRODE-PREPARATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Storedot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. An electrode-preparation method comprising:pressing at least two double-sided coated current collector foils between external coated foils, wherein the coatings on the double-sided foils face each other and face the coatings of the respective external coated foils, and are pressed against each other, and
preparing electrodes from at least one of the pressed double-sided coated current collector foils.

US Pat. No. 10,465,110

RHODAMINE BASED SALTS

Storedot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A photoluminescent compound, represented by the structure of formula (XIX):whereinR101 each is independently H, Q101, OQ101, C(O)Q101, NQ101Q102, NO2, CN, SQ101, —NQ101Q102CONQ103Q104, NCO, NCS, —OC(O)OQ101 or halide;
R102 each is independently H, Q101, OQ101, C(O)Q101, NQ101Q102, NO2, CN, SQ101, —NQ101Q102CONQ103Q104, NCO, NCS, —OC(O)OQ101 or halide;
R103 each is independently H, Q101, OQ101, C(O)Q101, NQ101Q102, NO2, CN, SQ101, —NQ101Q102CONQ103Q104, NCO, NCS, —OC(O)OQ101 or halide;
R104, R104? are each haloalkyl;
R108 and R108? are each independently selected from H, alkyl, haloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl and benzyl;
R105 and R105? are each independently selected from H, Z?, OQ101, C(O)Q101, COOQ101, CON(Q101)2, NQ101Q102, NO2, CN, SO3?, SO3M, SO3H, SQ101, —NQ101Q102CONQ103Q104, NCO, NCS, alkenyl, alkynyl, epoxide, alkylated epoxide, alkylated azide, azide and halide;
R106, R106?, R107 and R107? are each independently selected from H, Q101, OQ101, C(O)Q101, COOQ101, CON(Q101)2, NQ101Q102, NO2, CN, SO3?, SO3M, SO3H, SQ101, —NQ101Q102CONQ103Q104, NCO, NCS, alkenyl, alkynyl, epoxide, alkylated epoxide, alkylated azide, azide and halide;
R104 and R105, R104? and R105?, R104 and R108 or R104? and R108? may form together an N-heterocyclic ring wherein said ring is optionally substituted;
Z101 is O;
Q101 and Q102 are each independently selected from H, alkyl, haloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, benzyl, —(CH2)pOC(O)NH(CH2)qSi(Oalkyl)3, —(CH2)pOC(O)CH?CH2, —(CH2)pOC(O)C(CH3)?CH2, —(CH2)pSi(Oalkyl)3, —(CH2)pOC(O)NH(CH2)qSi(halide)3, —(CH2)pSi(halide)3, —OC(O)N(H)Q104, —OC(S)N(H)Q104, —N(H)C(O)N(Q103)2 and —N(H)C(S)N(Q103)2;
Z? is selected from alkyl, haloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, benzyl, —(CH2)pOC(O)NH(CH2)qSi(Oalkyl)3, —(CH2)pOC(O)CH?CH2, —(CH2)pOC(O)C(CH3)?CH2,—(CH2)pSi(Oalkyl)3, —(CH2)pOC(O)NH(CH2)qSi(halide)3, —(CH2)pSi(halide)3, —OC(O)N(H)Q104, —OC(S)N(H)Q104, —N(H)C(O)N(Q103)2 and —N(H)C(S)N(Q103)2;
Q103 and Q104 are each independently selected from H, alkyl, haloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl and benzyl;
M is a monovalent cation;
n, m and l are independently an integer between 1-5;
p and q are independently an integer between 1-6;
X? is an anion selected from: sulfate, chloride, bromide, iodide, perchlorate, nitrate, trifluoroacetate, hydroxide, hydrosulfide, sulfide, nitrite, carboxylate, dicarboxylate, sulfonate, tetrafluoroborate, hexafluorophosphate, hexafluoroarsenate ([AsF6]?), hexafluoroantimonate ([SbF6]?), hypophosphite, phosphate, phosphite, cyanate, cyanide, isocyanate, thiocyanate, tetracyanoborate ([B(CN)4]?), tricyanomethanide ([(NC)3C]?), dicyanamide ([(NC)2N]?), triarylmethanide ([(Aryl)3C]?), tetralkylborate, tetraarylborate, chromate and sulfonylimide.

US Pat. No. 10,468,727

GRAPHITE-CARBOHYDRATE ACTIVE MATERIAL PARTICLES WITH CARBONIZED CARBOHYDRATES

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1. A method for making composite anode material comprising:milling graphite particles with carbohydrate particles to yield graphite-carbohydrate particles,
milling the graphite-carbohydrate particles with anode material particles having a native oxide layer, to form a graphite-carbohydrate layer over at least part of a surface of the anode material particles, and
carbonizing the milled anode material particles to form composite anode material particles which are de-oxidized and have at least a partial composite porous carbon-graphite coating forming an at least partial porous graphite shell over the anode material particles.

US Pat. No. 10,454,104

METHODS FOR PREPARING ANODES FROM ANODE ACTIVE MATERIAL PARTICLES WITH LITHIUM BORATES AND PHOSPHATES COATINGS

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A method for preparing a lithium ion cell, comprising:replacing a native oxide on a surface of anode active material particles that comprise at least one of Si, Ge, Sn and Al, by a layer of B2O3,
coating the anode active material particles by at least one coating that comprises at least one of a boron oxide, a phosphorus oxide, a borate, a phosphate and/or salts thereof,
preparing an anode from the anode active material particles, and
preparing a lithium ion cell using the prepared anode.

US Pat. No. 10,431,855

GRAPHITE-CARBOHYDRATE ACTIVE MATERIAL PARTICLES WITH CARBONIZED CARBOHYDRATES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A method for making composite anode material comprising:milling graphite particles with carbohydrate particles to yield graphite-carbohydrate particles,
milling the graphite-carbohydrate particles with anode material particles having a native oxide layer, to form a graphite-carbohydrate layer over at least part of a surface of the anode material particles, and
carbonizing the milled anode material particles to form composite anode material particles which are de-oxidized and have at least a partial composite porous carbon-graphite coating forming an at least partial porous graphite shell over the anode material particles.

US Pat. No. 10,367,191

TIN SILICON ANODE ACTIVE MATERIAL

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. An anode, comprising anode active material particles which comprise 5-80% tin, wherein the anode active material particles further comprise nanoparticles attached thereto, wherein the nanoparticles are at least one order of magnitude smaller than the anode active material particles.

US Pat. No. 10,293,704

ELECTRIC VEHICLES WITH ADAPTIVE FAST-CHARGING, UTILIZING SUPERCAPACITOR-EMULATING BATTERIES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

16. A method comprising:configuring a power train for an electric vehicle (EV) from a main fast-charging lithium ion module (FC), configured to deliver power to the EV, and a supercapacitor-emulating fast-charging lithium ion module (SCeFC), configured to receive power and to deliver power to the EV and/or to the FC, wherein both the FC and the SCeFC have anodes based on the same anode active material, and wherein the SCeFC is configured to be operable at a maximal charging rate of at least 5 C and within an operation range of 5% at most around a working point of between 60-80% lithiation of the anode active material,
operating the SCeFC battery to maintain a state of charge (SoC) of the SCeFC within the operation range around the working point,
managing the FC and the SCeFC with respect to power delivery to and from the EV, respectively, and
managing power delivery from the SCeFC to the FC and/or to the EV according to specified criteria.

US Pat. No. 10,549,650

INTERNALLY ADJUSTABLE MODULAR SINGLE BATTERY SYSTEMS FOR POWER SYSTEMS

Storedot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A battery system comprising:a main fast-charging lithium ion module (FC module), configured to deliver power to an electric vehicle (EV),
a FC module management system configured to manage power delivery from the FC module,
a supercapacitor-emulating fast-charging lithium ion module (SCeFC module), configured to receive power and to deliver power to the EV and/or to the FC module,
a SCeFC module management system configured to manage power delivery to and from the SCeFC module, and
a control unit configured to control the FC module management system and the SCeFC module management system with respect to power delivery from the SCeFC module to the FC module and/or to the EV according to specified criteria;
wherein:
both the FC and the SCeFC have anodes based on the same anode active material,
the SCeFC is configured to be operable at a maximal charging rate of at least 5C. and within an operation range of 5% at most around a working point of between 60-80% lithiation of the anode active material, and
the SCeFC module management system is configured to maintain a state of charge (SoC) of the SCeFC within the operation range around the working point.

US Pat. No. 10,495,917

PROTECTIVE LAYERS PRODUCED BY UV CURING PROCESSES

Storedot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A color conversion film for a LCD (liquid crystal display) having RGB (red, green, blue) color filters, the color conversion film configured to absorb illumination from a backlight source of the LCD and have at least one of a R emission peak and a G emission peak, wherein the color conversion film further comprises a protective coating prepared by a UV curing process;wherein the conversion film further comprises at least one rhodamine-based fluorescent (RBF) compound selected to absorb illumination from the backlight source of the LCD and have the at least one of a R emission peak and a G emission peak; and
wherein the at least one RBF compound is defined by at least one of Formula 1 and Formula 4:

wherein
R1 is COOR, NO2, COR, COSR, CO(N-heterocycle), CON(R)2,or CN;
R2 each is independently selected from H, halide, N(R)2, COR, CN, CON(R)2, CO(N-heterocycle), NCO, NCS, OR, SR, SO3H, SO3M and COOR;
R3 each is independently selected from H, halide, N(R)2, COR, CN, CON(R)2,CO(N-heterocycle), NCO, NCS, OR, SR, SO3H, SO3M and COOR;
R4-R16 and R4,-R16? are each independently selected from H, CF3, alkyl, haloalkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, benzyl, halide, NO2, OR, N(R)2, COR, CN, CON(R)2, CO(N-Heterocycle) and COOR;
R is H, alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, benzyl, —(CH2CH2O)rCH2CH2OH,—(CH2)pOC(O)NH(CH2)qSi(Oalkyl)3, —(CH2)pOC(O)CH?CH2 or —(CH2)pSi(Oalkyl)3;
n and m are each independently an integer between 1-4;
p and q are each independently an integer between 1-6;
r is an integer between 0-10;
M is a monovalent cation; and
X? is an anion; and:

wherein:
R1 each is independently H, Q1, OQ1, CF3, C(O)OQ1, C(O)NQ1Q2, NHC(O)Q1, C(O)Q1, NQ1Q2, NO2, CN, SQ1, —NQ1Q2CONQ3Q4, NCO, NCS, —OC(O)OQ1, SO3—, SO3Q1, or halide;
n is an integer between 1-5;
R3, R3?, R6 and R6? are each independently selected from H, CF3, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, haloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl and benzyl;
R2, R2?, R4, R4?, R5 and R5? are each independently selected from H, Q1, OQ1, CF3, NQ1Q2, NO2, CN, SO3?, SO3Q1 and halide;
Q1 and Q2 are each independently selected from H, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl, azide, haloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, benzyl, —(CH2)pOC(O)NH(CH2)qSi(Oalkyl)3, —(CH2)pOC(O)CH?CH2, —(CH2)pSi(Oalkyl)3, —OC(O)N(H)Q4, —OC(S)N(H)Q4, —N(H)C(O)N(Q3)2 and —N(H)C(S)N(Q3)2;
Q3 and Q4 are each independently selected from H, alkyl, haloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl and benzyl; and
X?is an anion.

US Pat. No. 10,473,968

PROTECTIVE LAYERS PRODUCED BY SOL GEL PROCESSES

Storedot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A color conversion film for a LCD (liquid crystal display) having RGB (red, green, blue) color filters, the color conversion film configured to absorb illumination from a backlight source of the LCD and having at least one of a R emission peak and a G emission peak, wherein the color conversion film further comprises a protective coating prepared by a sol gel process;wherein the color conversion film further comprises at least one rhodamine-based fluorescent (RBF) compound selected to absorb illumination from the backlight source of the LCD and have the at least one of a R emission peak and a G emission peak; and
wherein the at least one RBF compound is defined by at least one of Formula 1 and Formula 4:

wherein
R1 is COOR, NO2, COR, COSR, CO(N-heterocycle), CON(R)2, or CN;
R2 each is independently selected from H, halide, N(R)2, COR, CN, CON(R)2, CO(N-heterocycle), NCO, NCS, OR, SR, SO3H, SO3M and COOR;
R3 each is independently selected from H, halide, N(R)2, COR, CN, CON(R)2, CO(N-heterocycle), NCO, NCS, OR, SR, SO3H, SO3M and COOR;
R4-R16 and R4?-R16? are each independently selected from H, CF3, alkyl, haloalkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, benzyl, halide, NO2, OR, N(R)2, COR, CN, CON(R)2, CO(N-Heterocycle) and COOR;
R is H, alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, benzyl, —(CH2CH2O)rCH2CH2OH, —(CH2)pOC(O)NH(CH2)qSi(Oalkyl)3, —(CH2)pOC(O)CH?CH2 or —(CH2)pSi(Oalkyl)3;
n and m are each independently an integer between 1-4;
p and q are each independently an integer between 1-6;
r is an integer between 0-10;
M is a monovalent cation; and
X is an anion; and

wherein:
R1 each is independently H, Q1, OQ1, CF3, C(O)OQ1, C(O)NQ1Q2, NHC(O)Q1, C(O)Q1, NQ1Q2, NO2, CN, SQ1, —NQ1Q2CONQ3Q4, NCO, NCS, —OC(O)OQ1, SO3—, SO3Q1, or halide;
n is an integer between 1-5;
R3, R3?, R6 and R6? are each independently selected from H, CF3, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, haloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl and benzyl;
R2, R2?, R4, R4?, R5 and R5? are each independently selected from H, Q1, OQ1, CF3, NQ1Q2, NO2, CN, SO3?, SO3Q1 and halide;
Q1 and Q2 are each independently selected from H, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl, azide, haloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, benzyl, —(CH2)pOC(O)NH(CH2)qSi(Oalkyl)3, —(CH2)pOC(O)CH?CH2, —(CH2)pSi(Oalkyl)3, —OC(O)N(H)Q4, —OC(S)N(H)Q4, —N(H)C(O)N(Q3)2 and —N(H)C(S)N(Q3)2;
Q3 and Q4 are each independently selected from H, alkyl, haloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl and benzyl;
X? is an anion.

US Pat. No. 10,473,979

COLOR CONVERSION FILMS PRODUCED BY UV CURING PROCESSES

Storedot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A color conversion film for a LCD (liquid crystal display) having RGB (red, green, blue) filters, the color conversion film prepared by UV (ultraviolet) curing from a formulation comprising:65-70% monomers,
25-30% oligomers, and
5% photointiator, and
0.005-0.05% at least one rhodamine-based fluorescent (RBF) compound configured to absorb illumination from a LCD backlight source and have at least one of a R emission peak and a G emission peak;
wherein the at least one RBF compound is defined, respectively, by at least one of Formula 1 and Formula 4:

wherein
R1 is COOR, NO2, COR, COSR, CO(N-heterocycle), CON(R)2 or CN;
R2 each is independently selected from H, halide, N(R)2, COR, CN, CON(R)2, CO(N-heterocycle), NCO, NCS, OR, SR, SO3H, SO3M and COOR;
R3 each is independently selected from H, halide, N(R)2, COR, CN, CON(R)2, CO(N-heterocycle), NCO, NCS, OR, SR, SO3H, SO3M and COOR;
R4-R16 and R4?-R16? are each independently selected from H, CF3, alkyl, haloalkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, benzyl, halide, NO2, OR, N(R)2, COR, CN, CON(R)2, CO(N-Heterocycle) and COOR;
R is H, alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, benzyl, —(CH2CH2O)rCH2CH2OH, —(CH2)pOC(O)NH(CH2)qSi(Oalkyl)3, —(CH2)pOC(O)CH?CH2 or —(CH2)pSi(Oalkyl)3;
n and m are each independently an integer between 1-4;
p and q are each independently an integer between 1-6;
r is an integer between 0-10;
M is a monovalent cation; and
X? is an anion; and

wherein:
R1 each is independently H, Q1, OQ1, CF3, C(O)OQ1, C(O)NQ1Q2, NHC(O)Q1, C(O)Q1, NQ1Q2, NO2, CN, SQ1, —NQ1Q2CONQ3Q4, NCO, NCS, —OC(O)OQ1, SO3—, SO3Q1, or halide;
n is an integer between 1-5;
R3, R3?, R6 and R6? are each independently selected from H, CF3, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, haloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl and benzyl;
R2, R2?, R4, R4?, R5 and R5? are each independently selected from H, Q1, OQ1, CF3, NQ1Q2, NO2, CN, SO3?, SO3Q1 and halide;
Q1 and Q2 are each independently selected from H, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl, azide, haloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, benzyl, —(CH2)pOC(O)NH(CH2)qSi(Oalkyl)3, —(CH2)pOC(O)CH?CH2, —(CH2)pSi(Oalkyl)3, —OC(O)N(H)Q4, —OC(S)N(H)Q4, —N(H)C(O)N(O3)2 and —N(H)C(S)N(O3)2;
Q3 and Q4 are each independently selected from H, alkyl, haloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl and benzyl;
X? is an anion.

US Pat. No. 10,472,520

RED ENHANCEMENT IN WHITE LED DISPLAYS USING UV-CURED COLOR CONVERSION FILMS

Storedot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A color conversion film for a LCD (liquid crystal display) having RGB (red, green, blue) color filters, the color conversion film comprising at least one rhodamine-based fluorescent (RBF) compound selected to absorb illumination from a backlight source of the LCD and have a R emission peak, wherein the backlight source of the LCD provides white illumination and the at least one RBF compound is red-fluorescent and defined by Formula 1:
wherein
R1 is COOR, NO2, COR, COSR, CO(N-heterocycle), CON(R)2, or CN;
R2 each is independently selected from H, halide, N(R)2, COR, CN, CON(R)2, CO(N-heterocycle), NCO, NCS, OR, SR, SO3H, SO3M and COOR;
R3 each is independently selected from H, halide, N(R)2, COR, CN, CON(R)2, CO(N-heterocycle), NCO, NCS, OR, SR, SO3H, SO3M and COOR;
R4-R16 and R4?-R16? are each independently selected from H, CF3, alkyl, haloalkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, benzyl, halide, NO2, OR, N(R)2, COR, CN, CON(R)2, CO(N-Heterocycle) and COOR;
R is H, alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, benzyl, —(CH2CH2O)rCH2CH2OH, —(CH2)pOC(O)NH(CH2)rSi(Oalkyl)3, —(CH2)pOC(O)CH?CH2 or —(CH2)pSi(Oalkyl)3;
n and m are each independently an integer between 1-4;
p and q are each independently an integer between 1-6;
r is an integer between 0-10;
M is a monovalent cation; and
X is an anion.

US Pat. No. 10,461,323

COMPOSITE LITHIUM BORATES AND/OR PHOSPHATES AND POLYMER COATINGS FOR ACTIVE MATERIAL PARTICLES

Storedot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. Anode active material particles comprising:metalloid cores comprising at least one of Si, Ge and Sn, having diameter in a range of 20-500 nm, and
a composite coating on said metalloid cores, said composite coating comprising lithium borates and/or lithium phosphates and polymer molecules,
wherein the lithium borates and/or lithium phosphates alternate with polymer molecules within the composite coating, with the lithium borates and/or lithium phosphates interconnecting the polymer molecules, and
wherein the polymer molecules are anchored by the lithium borates and/or lithium phosphates to the metalloid cores.

US Pat. No. 10,454,101

COMPOSITE ANODE MATERIAL MADE OF CORE-SHELL PARTICLES

Storedot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. Composite anode material comprising:core-shell particles comprising cores configured to receive and release lithium ions and shells configured to allow for core expansion upon lithiation, and
electrically conductive material which interconnects the cores of the core-shell particles,
wherein the shells of the core-shell particles are made of LTO (lithium titanate oxide) embedded in a conductive polymer.

US Pat. No. 10,240,042

PHOTOLUMINESCENT COMPOUNDS AND USES THEREOF

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6. A photoluminescent device comprising a color-conversion layer comprising a photoluminescent compound according to claim 1.

US Pat. No. 10,519,314

RED-ENHANCED WHITE LCD DISPLAYS COMPRISING SOL-GEL-BASED COLOR CONVERSION FILMS

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. An LCD (liquid crystal display) comprising:a color conversion film; RGB (red, green, blue) color filters; and
a backlight source providing white illumination;
wherein the color conversion film comprises at least one rhodamine-based fluorescent (RBF) compound selected to absorb illumination from the backlight source of the LCD and have a red emission peak; and wherein the at least one RBF compound is red-fluorescent and defined by Formula 1:

wherein
R1 is COOR, NO2, COR, COSR, CO(N-heterocycle), CON(R)2, or CN;
R2 each is independently selected from H, halide, N(R)2, COR, CN, CON(R)2, CO(N-heterocycle), NCO, NCS, OR, SR, SO3H, SO3M and COOR;
R3 each is independently selected from H, halide, N(R)2, COR, CN, CON(R)2, CO(N-heterocycle), NCO, NCS, OR, SR, SO3H, SO3M and COOR;
R4-R16 and R4?-R16? are each independently selected from H, CF3, alkyl, haloalkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, benzyl, halide, NO2, OR, N(R)2, COR, CN, CON(R)2, CO(N-Heterocycle) and COOR;
R is H, alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, benzyl, —(CH2CH2O)rCH2CH2OH,—(CH2)pOC(O)NH(CH2)qSi(Oalkyl)3, —(CH2)pOC(O)CH?CH2 or —(CH2)pSi(Oalkyl)3;
n and m are each independently an integer between 1-4;
p and q are each independently an integer between 1-6;
r is an integer between 0-10;
M is a monovalent cation; and
X is an anion.

US Pat. No. 10,497,986

BUFFERING ZONE FOR PREVENTING LITHIUM METALLIZATION ON THE ANODE OF LITHIUM ION BATTERIES

Storedot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. An anode comprising anode active material particles, wherein the anode active material particles have, at a surface thereof, a buffering zone configured to receive lithium ions from an interface of the anode active material particles with an electrolyte, partly mask a positive charge of the received lithium ions, and enable the partly masked lithium ions to move into an inner zone of the anode active material particles for lithiation therein,wherein the buffering zone comprises of a plurality of electron donating groups interspaced between non-electron donating groups at a numeral ratio of at least 1:2,
wherein a gradient of the electron donating groups is provided in the buffering zone, and
wherein the electron donating groups comprise molecular groups which are at least partly negatively charged, comprising at least one of: atoms N or O, having a lone pair of electrons, aromatic groups and/or conjugated systems, and wherein the non-electron donating groups lack free or conjugated electrons;
wherein the buffering zone comprises one or more of the following:
a medium electronic-conducting ionic conductor selected from the group consisting of borates, phosphates, polyphosphates and polypyrrole, wherein the medium electronic-conducting ionic conductor provides at least some of the electron donating groups and at least some of the non-electron donating groups; or
a lithiated polymer selected from the group comprising: lithium polyphosphate (Li(n)PP or LiPP), lithium poly-acrylic acid (Li(n)PAA or LiPAA), lithium carboxyl methyl cellulose (Li(n)CMC or LiCMC), lithium alginate (Li(n)Alg or LiAlg) and combinations thereof, with (n) denoting multiple attached Li, configured to provide at least some of the electron donating groups and at least some of the non-electron donating groups.

US Pat. No. 10,461,322

COMPOSITE ANODE MATERIAL MADE OF IONIC-CONDUCTING ELECTRICALLY INSULATING MATERIAL

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A method of making an anode for a lithium ion cell comprising:producing core-shell particles to receive and release lithium ions at their metalloid-based cores and to allow for core expansion within their shells upon lithiation, wherein the core-shell particles comprise a single metalloid-based core per shell, wherein the producing comprises making the shells of the core-shell particles from ionic conducting material which is an electrically insulating material, and wherein the metalloid-based cores comprise at least one of Si, Ge and Sn, and
interconnecting the metalloid-based cores of the core-shell particles by electrically conductive material comprising conductive carbon fibers and/or CNTs.

US Pat. No. 10,424,814

INTRODUCING A MOBILE LAYER OF IONIC LIQUID INTO ELECTROLYTES OF LITHIUM ION BATTERIES

Storedot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A method comprising:adding, into a carbonate-containing electrolyte of a lithium ion battery, up to 10 percent by volume of at least one ionic liquid, which consists of cations and anions,
forming, during charging of the lithium ion battery and at surfaces of anode material particles thereof, a mobile layer comprising at least some of the cations, and
establishing a gradient of electric charge at the mobile layer during charging of the lithium ion battery, to provide an interphase transition between the electrolyte and the anode material particles, the gradient configured to have a gradual change of parameters which gradually reduces an activation energy of a reduction reaction of lithium ions being charged from the electrolyte into the anode material particles.

US Pat. No. 10,355,271

LITHIUM BORATES AND PHOSPHATES COATINGS

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1. An anode comprising anode active material particles which are coated by at least one coating, wherein the anode active material particles comprise at least one of Si, Ge, Sn and Al and the at least one coating comprises at least one of a boron oxide, a phosphorus oxide, a borate, a phosphate and salts thereof, wherein the at least one coating comprises a layer of B2O3 which replaces a native oxide on the surface of the anode active material particles.

US Pat. No. 10,263,298

REGULATION OF METAL ION LEVELS IN LITHIUM ION BATTERIES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A method comprising:regulating a level of metal ions in at least one electrode of a lithium ion battery, wherein the lithium ion battery comprises the at least one electrode, at least one separator and electrolyte within a battery pouch, and undergoes a formation process prior to being operable,
wherein the regulating is carried out electrochemically between the at least one electrode and a solid metal ion source, at least prior to or during the formation process of the lithium ion battery, and
wherein the at least one electrode and the solid metal ion source are within the battery pouch during said regulating of the level of metal ions.

US Pat. No. 9,472,804

ANODES COMPRISING GERMANIUM FOR LITHIUM-ION DEVICES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. An anode material for a lithium ion device, comprising:
an active material comprising germanium nano-particles having a particle size of 20 to 100 nm, boron carbide nano-particles
having a particle size of 20 to 100 nm and tungsten carbide nano-particles having a particle size of 20 to 60 nm, wherein
the weight percentage of the germanium is between 5 to 80 weight % of the total weight of the anode material, the weight percentage
of boron in the anode material is between 2 to 20 weight % of the total weight of the anode material and the weight percentage
of tungsten in the anode material is between 5 to 20 weight % of the total weight of the anode material.