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Chemistry: electrical current producing apparatus, product, and process

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08/07/2014 > 93 patent applications in 58 patent subcategories.

20140220387 - Battery pack: Provided is a battery pack. The battery pack includes; a first battery cell and a second battery cell; a protection circuit module (PCM) that is located between the first and second battery cells and is electrically connected to the first and second battery cells; a thermal sensor that is electrically... Agent:

20140220388 - Battery pack: A battery pack including a plurality of battery cells; a protective circuit module electrically connected to the plurality of battery cells, the protective circuit module being for establishing an electrical connection with an external electronic device; a case accommodating the plurality of battery cells and the protective circuit module, the... Agent:

20140220389 - Battery pack: A battery pack is disclosed. In one aspect the battery pack includes a battery cell including an electrode assembly and a pouch that seals the electrode assembly and a frame that accommodates the battery cell, wherein the frame comprises i) a main frame that surrounds the battery cell and ii)... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140220391 - Power source apparatus, and vehicle and power storage device equipped with that power source apparatus: A power source apparatus provided with a battery stack having a plurality of rectangular shaped rechargeable battery cells stacked together, a circuit board carrying electronic circuitry electrically connected with the rechargeable battery cells, a circuit board holder disposed on the upper surface of the battery stack that establishes circuit board... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.,

20140220390 - Rechargeable battery pack: A rechargeable battery pack configured to prevent a frame from being damaged due to external impact forces while insulating a protection circuit module from short circuit is described. In an exemplary embodiment, the rechargeable battery pack may include a plurality of unit cells made up of a rechargeable battery connected... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140220393 - Lithium ion secondary battery: A battery using an active material that can function as a secondary battery has been developed by using the same material as active material of the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and a nonpolar secondary battery has been constructed. Because the terminal electrodes are not distinguished, there is no... Agent: Namics Corporation

20140220392 - Prussian blue analogue anodes for aqueous electrolyte batteries: A system and method producing electrodes in an aqueous electrolyte battery that maximizes energy storage, reduces electrochemical decomposition of the electrolyte, and uses Prussian Blue analogue materials for both electrodes, with an anode electrode including an electrochemically active hexacyanometalate group having two possible redox reactions of different potentials. These potentials... Agent: Alveo Energy, Inc.

20140220394 - Secondary battery of excellent productivity and safety: Disclosed is a secondary battery having a structure in which a jelly-roll having a cathode/separator/anode structure is mounted in a cylindrical battery case, wherein a plate-shaped insulator mounted on the top of the jelly-roll includes a perforated inlet enabling gas discharge and penetration of electrode terminals, and a plurality of... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20140220395 - Lid for a battery case: In a lid for a battery case where an annular thin portion is formed integrally with a lid main body by coining, a pair of ribs formed integrally with the lid main body so as to bulge from the lid main body and extending in a short direction of the... Agent:

20140220396 - Battery pack: A battery pack including an upper battery module including a plurality of upper battery cells arranged in one direction, the plurality of upper battery cells having upper terminal portions, an upper bus-bar electrically connecting the upper terminal portions, and an upper housing accommodating the plurality of upper battery cells therein;... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140220397 - Thermal transfer device, temperature-control panel, and energy storage device: A thermal transfer device for generating a thermal transfer between an energy store and a temperature-control panel for the temperature-control of the energy store. The thermal transfer device has a thermal insulation layer made of an unevenly distributed insulation material and a tolerance compensating layer made of a compressible material... Agent: Behr Gmbh & Co. Kg

20140220398 - Spring loaded rechargeable battery assembly: A spring loaded rechargeable battery assembly is an apparatus that incorporates a particularly designed attachment mount in order to electrically engage a plurality of electronic cigarette/vaporizer components as part of a modular system. The apparatus utilizes an upper housing assembly, a retractable contact assembly, a battery control unit, a battery... Agent: Atmos Nation, LLC

20140220401 - Battery having enhanced electrical insulation capability: Disclosed is a battery including a cathode in which cathode active-material coating layers provided on both surfaces of a cathode collector are longitudinally deviated from each other, and an anode having at least one anode active-material coating layer provided on an anode collector, the cathode and anode being wound to... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20140220400 - Cable-type secondary battery capable of wireless charge: The present invention provides a cable-type secondary battery capable of wireless charge. The cable-type secondary battery according to the present invention can be applied in a wireless charging method, thereby being conveniently charged as compared with conventional batteries which are charged with wires, and has an outer current collector configured... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20140220399 - Lithium secondary cell array: The invention relates to a lithium secondary cell array in a cylindrical design, comprising a winding mandrel and a winding packet, which contains foil-like coated strips and contacting strips that form the electric cell structure consisting of anode, cathode and separator. The cell array further comprises outer electrical connecting means... Agent:

20140220402 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: The nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery 100 according to the present invention is provided with a wound electrode assembly in which a positive electrode sheet and a negative electrode sheet are wound, with a porous separator sheet 30 interposed therebetween. A filler layer 40 comprising an inorganic filler and a binder... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140220403 - Battery pack assembly and electronic device having the same: A battery pack assembly includes a battery pack and an attachable-detachable portion. The battery pack has a first magnetic portion. The attachable-detachable portion has a second magnetic portion magnetically coupled to the first magnetic portion and attaches and detaches the battery pack. Accordingly, it is possible to provide a battery... Agent:

20140220404 - Battery assembly: A spacer interposed between first and second unit cells has alternately arranged first and second corrugated portions. Each of the corrugated portions has first and second protrusions alternately and repeatedly formed continuously in a vertical direction. Each of the first protrusions protrudes from a center in a thickness direction toward... Agent:

20140220405 - Battery system with absorption device: A battery system having a plurality of cells in a battery housing, and an absorption device arranged in the battery housing to absorbs fluid that has escaped in the battery housing.... Agent: Magna Steyr Battery Systems Gmbh & Co Og

20140220406 - Conductive connection structure for secondary batteries: A conductive connection structure for secondary batteries employs conductive portions disposed under two lateral sides of a cover plate to conductively connect to at least one battery cell. The conductive portions disposed under the two lateral sides of the cover plate are bendable, and the conductive portions are bent toward... Agent: Changs Ascending Enterprise Co., Ltd.

20140220407 - Method of manufacturing solid type secondary battery and solid type secondary battery based on the same: A method of manufacturing a solid type secondary battery and a solid type secondary battery manufactured using the same, in which positive and negative electrodes include silicon carbide and silicon nitride, nonaqueous electrolyte includes ion exchange resin or ion exchange inorganic substance, the method including the steps of manufacturing a... Agent:

20140220408 - Paper-based lithium- ion batteries: A flexible paper based battery system with a first a least partially electrically conductive nanomaterial infused paper sheet combined with a first lithium metal oxide electrode sheet disposed in an interference fit between the first infused paper sheet and a dielectric sheet, and a second at least partially electrically conductive... Agent:

20140220409 - Individual cell for a battery, and a battery: A single cell for a battery includes an electrode foil stack situated in a housing formed from two enveloping metal sheets and a frame that electrically insulates the two enveloping metal sheets from one another. Current discharge tabs of electrode foils of one polarity are connected to one another to... Agent: Daimler Ag

20140220410 - Battery cell separators: A battery cell separator includes a body having front and rear sides for being stacked against respective battery cells. The body has a cross-section between the front and rear sides. The cross-section may have a saw-wave pattern, a square-wave pattern, or a sine-wave pattern.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140220411 - Separator for electrochemical device and electrochemical device including the separator: Disclosed is a method for manufacturing a separator. The method includes (S1) preparing a porous planar substrate having a plurality of pores, (S2) preparing a slurry containing inorganic particles dispersed therein and a polymer solution including a first binder polymer and a second binder polymer in a solvent, and coating... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20140220412 - Battery pack: A battery pack includes a plurality of battery cells; and a case, the case including a first case and a second case, the second case being combined with the first case to accommodate the battery cells therebetween. The case may include a combining unit and a separation prevention unit, the... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140220415 - Battery module: A battery module includes a plurality of battery cells, each battery cell including a cap plate on an upper surface thereof, a first insulation member covering the cap plate, and a second insulation member covering side surfaces of the battery cell, the second insulation member having at least one portion... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co, Ltd.

20140220413 - Battery pack and method for manufacturing the same: A battery pack includes a first battery and a second battery each having a bent part at one side; and an adhesion member interposed between the bent part of the first battery and the bent part of the second battery and adhering the bent part of the first battery to... Agent:

20140220414 - Cap cover and battery pack including the same: A cap cover and a battery pack including the cap cover are provided. The cap cover includes: a first plate which is formed in a first direction; a second plate which is formed in a second direction; and a third plate which is formed in a third direction. The first... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140220416 - Electrode, nonaqueous electrolyte battery and battery pack: According to one embodiment, an electrode includes a current collector and an active material-including layer. The active material-including layer includes a first layer and a second layer. The first layer is provided on a surface of the current collector and includes lithium titanium oxide having a spinel structure. The second... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140220417 - Heteroaromatic-based electrolytes for lithium and lithium-ion batteries: The present invention provides an electrolyte for lithium and/or lithium-ion batteries comprising a lithium salt in a liquid carrier comprising heteroaromatic compound including a five-membered or six-membered heteroaromatic ring moiety selected from the group consisting of a furan, a pyrazine, a triazine, a pyrrole, and a thiophene, the heteroaromatic ring... Agent: Uchicago Argonne, LLC

20140220421 - Assembled battery and manufacturing method of assembled battery: Provided is an assembled battery with which a wasted space can be reduced and having a large energy density. The assembled battery including a first laminated battery provided to a plurality of current collectors, a second laminated battery provided to a plurality of current collectors, and a connecting portion that... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140220418 - Battery module: A battery module includes a casing and a plurality of battery cells installed in the casing. The casing includes a sloping side panel. Widths of the casing along a first direction become narrower gradually towards a second direction that is substantially perpendicular to the first direction. The plurality of battery... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140220419 - Power supply device: A power supply device includes a terminal including an electrode connection part having first and second surfaces directed to opposite sides each other, a first battery cell arranged on one side based on a position of the electrode connection part, and a second battery cell arranged on the other side... Agent: Yazaki Corporation

20140220420 - Power supply device: A power supply device includes: a battery assembly including stacked battery cells and electrodes of the battery cells, the electrodes of the adjacent battery cells being arranged to face each other; a connecting portion of an electric wire for voltage detection directly connected to a pair of the electrodes of... Agent: Yazaki Corporation

20140220423 - Battery pack: A battery pack includes a bare cell and a case portion accommodating the bare cell therein. The case portion includes a metal portion and an insulation portion covering at least one portion of the metal portion. The metal portion includes an irregularity portion.... Agent:

20140220422 - Stretchable electronic systems with fluid containment: The present invention provides electronic systems, including device arrays, comprising functional device(s) and/or device component(s) at least partially enclosed via one or more fluid containment chambers, such that the device(s) and/or device component(s) are at least partially, and optionally entirely, immersed in a containment fluid. Useful containment fluids for use... Agent:

20140220424 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly including a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate, and a separator between the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate, a can in which the electrode assembly is accommodated, the can including an opening at one side, the opening being hermetically... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140220425 - Accumulator: An accumulator includes a case accommodating an electrode assembly and electrolyte. The case includes a recess, a port, and a cap. The recess extends into a wall of the case. The port extends through the case wall in the recess. The cap is welded to the case wall around the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki

20140220426 - Phosphorus containing compound, method of preparing same, and electrolyte for rechargeable lithium battery and rechargeable lithium battery including the same:

20140220427 - Composition for gel polymer electrolyte and lithium secondary battery including the same: In a case where the composition for a gel polymer electrolyte of the present invention is used in a lithium secondary battery, since the movement of metal ions dissolved from a cathode to an anode may be prevented or the precipitation of metal on the anode may be reduced, the... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20140220428 - Electrolyte for electrochemical battery cell and battery cell containing the electrolyte: Electrolyte for an electrochemical battery cell, containing sulfur dioxide and a conductive salt. Improved characteristics of a cell filled with the electrolyte are achieved in that the molar concentration of hydroxide groups in the electrolyte is at most 50 mmol per liter and the molar concentration of chlorosulfonate groups in... Agent: Fortu Intellectual Property Ag

20140220429 - Nonaqueous electrolyte and nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: There is provided a nonaqueous electrolyte that can suppress swelling of a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery. A nonaqueous electrolyte for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery 1 contains a lithium salt, vinylene carbonate, and a compound represented by general formula (1) below. In the general formula (1), X is an alkylene... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.

20140220430 - Battery comprising a coated iron anode: The present invention provides one with a battery having an iron anode, e.g., a Ni—Fe battery, having improved performance characteristics. The battery uses a particular electrolyte and/or battery separator. The resulting characteristics of efficiency, charge retention and cycle life are much improved over such batteries in the prior art.... Agent: Encell Technology, Inc.

20140220431 - Nickel-iron battery with high cycle life: The present invention provides one with a high cycle life Ni—Fe battery. The battery uses a particular electrolyte. The resulting characteristics of cycle life, as well as power and charge retention, are much improved over conventional Ni—Fe batteries.... Agent: Encell Technology, Inc.

20140220432 - Electrolyte for a nickel-iron battery: Providing is a battery comprising an iron anode, a nickel cathode, and an electrolyte comprised of sodium hydroxide, lithium hydroxide and a soluble metal sulfide. In one embodiment the concentration of sodium hydroxide in the electrolyte ranges from 6.0 M to 7.5 M, the amount of lithium hydroxide present in... Agent: Encell Technology, Inc.

20140220435 - Continuous coated iron electrode: Provided is a high quality and high performance iron electrode, which is prepared by a continuous process. The process comprises preparing a formulation comprising an iron active material and a binder, and coating a continuous substrate material on at least one side with the formulation. The coated continuous substrate material... Agent: Encell Technology, Inc.

20140220433 - Layered iron electrode: The present invention provides one with a novel coated iron electrode. Provided is an iron based electrode comprising a single layer conductive substrate coated on at least one side with a multilayered coating, with each coating layer comprising an iron active material, and preferably a binder. The coating is comprised... Agent: Encell Technology, Inc.

20140220436 - Method for producing electrode assembly, electrode assembly, and lithium battery: A method for producing an electrode assembly, including a porous active material molded body, a solid electrolyte layer covering the surface of the active material molded body including the inside of each pore of the active material molded body, and a current collector in contact with the active material molded... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140220434 - Nickel iron battery employing a coated iron electrode: Provided is a Ni—Fe battery comprising a high quality, high performance iron electrode. In one embodiment the iron electrode comprises a polyvinyl alcohol binder. The iron electrode of the Ni—Fe battery comprises a single conductive substrate coated on one or both sides with an iron active material.... Agent: Encell Technology, Inc.

20140220437 - Nonaqueous electrolyte battery, battery pack and vehicle: A nonaqueous electrolyte battery includes a negative electrode including a current collector and a negative electrode active material having a Li ion insertion potential not lower than 0.4V (vs. Li/Li+). The negative electrode has a porous structure. A pore diameter distribution of the negative electrode as determined by a mercury... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140220438 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and cathode sheet therefor: wherein the anode comprises a material into which a base metal or ions thereof can be inserted and from which a base metal or ions thereof can be extracted. The invention further provides a cathode sheet for use in the nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery mentioned above.... Agent: Nitto Denko Corporation

20140220439 - Composite protective layer for lithium metal anode and method of making the same: The present disclosure relates to protected metal anode architecture and method of making the same, providing a protected metal anode architecture comprising a metal anode; and a composite protection film formed over and in direct contact with the metal anode, wherein the metal anode comprises a metal selected from the... Agent:

20140220440 - Coated iron electrode and method of making same: Provided is an iron based electrode comprising a single layer of a conductive substrate coated on at least one side with a coating comprising an iron active material and a binder. The iron based electrode is useful in a Ni—Fe battery as the anode. The electrode can also be prepared... Agent:

20140220441 - Iron electrode employing a polyvinyl alcohol binder: The present invention provides one with an iron electrode employing a binder comprised of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) binder. In one embodiment, the invention comprises an iron based electrode comprising a single layer of a conductive substrate coated on at least one side with a coating comprising an iron active material... Agent: Encell Technology, Inc.

20140220442 - Lithium secondary battery and method of manufacturing same: A lithium secondary battery provided by this invention has electrodes and configured in a structure in which active material layers, including active materials and binders, are held by collectors. The active material of at least one of the positive electrode and the negative electrode of the electrodes is formed from... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140220445 - Carbon-coated lithium iron phosphate of olivine crystal structure and lithium secondary battery using the same: l

20140220444 - Method of preparing iron oxide nanoparticles: Provided are a method of preparing iron oxide nanoparticles, iron oxide nanoparticles prepared thereby, and an anode material including the iron oxide nanoparticles.... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20140220446 - Positive electrode material for lithium ion secondary batteries, positive electrode member for lithium ion secondary batteries, lithium ion secondary battery, and method for producing positive electrode material for lithium ion secondary batteries: A cathode material for a lithium ion secondary battery is a composite grain including an oxide and a carbon material. The oxide includes, as constituent elements, Li, Si and at least one of Fe and Mn. According to a measurement by an X-ray diffraction method using Cu-Kα as an X-ray... Agent: Shoei Chemical Inc.

20140220443 - Storage element and process for the production thereof: A storage element for a solid electrolyte battery is provided, having a main member of a porous ceramic matrix in which particles, that are made of a metal and/or a metal oxide and jointly form a redox couple, are embedded, the particles having a lamellar shape.... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140220447 - Storage element for a solid electrolyte battery: A storage element for a solid electrolyte battery is provided, having a main member including a porous ceramic matrix in which particles that are made of a first metal and/or a metal oxide and jointly form a redox couple are embedded. The storage element further includes particles made of another... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140220448 - Production of nanostructured li4ti5o12 with superior high rate performance: A process of preparing nanostructured lithium titanate particles. The process contains the steps of providing a solvent containing a soft-template compound, a lithium ion-containing compound, and a titanium ion-containing compound; removing the solvent to obtain a lithium titanate precursor; and calcining the precursor followed by milling and annealing. Also disclosed... Agent: National University Of Singapore

20140220449 - Lithium based anode with nano-composite structure and method of manufacturing such: An active anode (10) is provided that includes a framework (11) of a first anodic material which contains large cavities (12) that include particles (13) of a second anodic material. The cavities have to be large enough so that a fully lithiated particles of the second anodic material fits into... Agent:

20140220450 - Non-aqueous electrolyte for rechargeable magnesium ion cell: An electrolyte for use in electrochemical cells is provided. One type of non-aqueous Magnesium electrolyte comprises: at least one organic solvent; at least one electrolytically active, soluble, inorganic Magnesium salt complex represented by the formula: MgnZX3+(2*n), in which Z is selected from a group consisting of aluminum, boron, phosphorus, titanium,... Agent: Pellion Technologies, Inc.

20140220451 - High-voltage lithium secondary battery: Provided are a lithium secondary battery including a cathode, an anode, a separator, and a gel polymer electrolyte, wherein the gel polymer electrolyte includes an acrylate-based polymer and a charge voltage of the battery is in a range of 4.3 V to 5.0 V, and a method of preparing the... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20140220452 - Lithium secondary battery: Since the lithium secondary battery of the present invention may prevent the movement of metal ions dissolved from a cathode to an anode or reduce the precipitation of metal on the anode, the lifetime of the battery may not only be improved but capacity characteristics of the battery may also... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20140220453 - Lithium-sulphur (li-s)-type electrochemical battery and production method thereof: n

20140220454 - Battery and method of manufacturing the same: A battery capable of improving ionic conduction is provided. The battery includes a cathode, an anode, and a solid electrolyte layer. One or more of the cathode, the anode, and the solid electrolyte layer includes a solid electrolyte binder.... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140220455 - Rechargeable lithium battery: A rechargeable lithium battery including a negative electrode including a silicon-based negative active material; a positive electrode including a positive active material including a sacrificial positive active material selected from lithium nickel oxides, lithium molybdenum oxides, and combinations thereof; and a non-aqueous electrolyte, is disclosed.... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140220456 - Enhanced packing of energy storage particles: The present application is generally directed to energy storage materials such as activated carbon comprising enhanced particle packing properties and devices containing the same. The energy storage materials find utility in any number of devices, for example, in electric double layer capacitance devices and batteries. Methods for making the energy... Agent: Energ2 Technologies, Inc.

20140220457 - Polymers, substrates, methods for making such, and devices comprising the same: The present invention relates generally to substrates for making polymers and methods for making polymers. The present invention also relates generally to polymers and devices comprising the same.... Agent: Avertica, Inc.

20140220461 - Air battery, mobile object comprising the air battery and method for using an air battery: An object of the invention is to provide an air battery that can avoid anode corrosion and withstand long-term use and storage, a mobile object including the air battery, and a method for using an air battery. Disclosed is an air battery including an air electrode, an anode, a liquid... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140220459 - Electrode material, electrode, and battery: An electrode includes a plant-derived porous carbon material having an ability to catalyze oxygen reduction.... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140220460 - Electrolyte for battery containing an iron electrode: Provided is a battery comprising an iron electrode and an electrolyte comprised of sodium hydroxide, lithium hydroxide and a soluble metal sulfide. In one embodiment, the concentration of sodium hydroxide in the electrolyte ranges from 6.0 M to 7.5 M, the amount of lithium hydroxide present in the electrolyte ranges... Agent: Encell Technology, Inc.

20140220458 - Magnesium fuel cell: The invention provides magnesium fuel cells which can prevent the self-discharge of negative electrode materials and can produce electricity stably for a long term. A magnesium fuel cell includes a negative electrode material including a magnesium alloy, and an electrolytic solution for eluting magnesium ions from the negative electrode material.... Agent: Tohoku University

20140220462 - Filter device, control valve comprising the filter device, and fuel cell system: e

20140220463 - Pressure feed flow battery system and method: A flow battery system and method are provided. The flow battery system includes a first battery stack including a first half-cell, a first pressure feed system, including at least a first storage tank and a first booster tank to store a liquid electrolyte, designed to generate a first booster pressure... Agent: Ashlawn Energy, LLC

20140220464 - Fuel cell module: A fuel cell module includes a fuel cell stack, a partial oxidation reformer, and a heat exchanger. The heat exchanger is provided on one side of the fuel cell stack, and the partial oxidation reformer and the exhaust gas combustor are provided on the other side of the fuel cell... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140220465 - Method for the detection of fuel cell system short circuits: An apparatus and method to detect a short circuit event in a fuel cell system of a vehicle. The detection relies on three existing sensors within the fuel cell system, two current sensors and a voltage sensor. A controller executes an algorithm with a set of thresholds stored in a... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140220466 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell (FC) system operating as its own hydrogen leak detector. The system including at least one cathode and cathode conduit for passage of oxidant to to the cathode and a housing containing one or more FCs and defining a plenum around the FC. A ventilation system forces air... Agent: Intelligent Energy Limited

20140220467 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes: a coolant circulation passage through which a coolant for cooling a fuel cell circulates; a pump that circulates the coolant; a radiation unit that cools the coolant by discharging heat from the coolant; a bypass passage connected to the coolant circulation passage so as to... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20140220468 - System and method for cooling a fuel cell-powered vehicle: A fuel cell system, including a plurality of bipolar plate assemblies, each assembly including a first plate and a second plate with an internal coolant flow path disposed therebetween, a flow path for a first reactant gas on a side of the first plate opposite the internal coolant flow path,... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140220469 - Sensor integrated glass bulb temperature pressure relief device design for hydrogen storage systems: A TPRD for a high pressure storage vessel including an integrated pressure sensor cooperative with an activation mechanism and a method of monitoring a TPRD for use in a fuel cell system. The TPRD comprises a release piston, moveable between an open and a closed position, which controls the flow... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140220470 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system including a fuel cell that receives a supply of an anode gas and a cathode gas and generates power is provided. The fuel cell system includes a water content calculation unit configured to calculate a water content of the fuel cell, an internal impedance calculation unit... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20140220471 - Fuel cell having a modular base active area: A fuel cell stack includes a plurality of fuel cells arranged in a stack configuration extending along a z-axis, wherein each fuel cell includes a membrane electrode assembly interposed between a pair of bipolar plates, and each membrane electrode assembly has a total active area measured in an x-y plane... Agent: Nuvera Fuel Cells, Inc.

20140220472 - Component for constituting fuel cell: A component for constituting a fuel cell having a gasket molded integrally with an MEA in which molding of the gasket is required once, the MEA requires no through hole and requires a small fastening force when the MEA is compressed. The component comprises the MEA arranged between a pair... Agent: Nok Corporation

20140220473 - Fuel cell assembly: The invention relates to fuel cell assemblies, and in particular to improvements relating to sealing of such assemblies, embodiments of which include a fuel cell assembly (200) comprising a membrane electrode assembly (104), a cathode separator plate (208) having a series of corrugations extending, and providing air flow paths, between... Agent: Intelligent Energy Limited

20140220474 - Catalyst particles, catalyst ink, electrode catalyst layer for fuel cells, membrane electrode assembly, polymer electrolyte fuel cell, method for producing catalyst particles and method for producing catalyst ink: Catalyst particles includes a catalyst material and carbon particles supporting the catalyst material. The catalyst particles has a water content of 4.8 mass % or more and 20 mass % or less. A manufacturing method of catalyst particles includes exposing catalyst particles, which are carbon particles supporting a catalyst material,... Agent: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.

20140220475 - Catalyst assembly including an intermetallic compound of iridium and tungsten: A catalyst assembly having a substrate including an intermetallic compound of W and Ir. The weight ratio of W to Ir is in a range between a first ratio and a second ratio. A catalyst includes at least one noble metal is supported on and contacts the substrate. The first... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140220476 - Liquid electrolyte for batteries, method for producing the same, and battery comprising the same: c

20140220477 - Polymers, substrates, methods for making such, and devices comprising the same: The present invention relates generally to substrates for making polymers and methods for making polymers. The present invention also relates generally to polymers and devices comprising the same.... Agent: Avertica, Inc.

20140220478 - Catalyst property control with intermixed inorganics: Nanostructured thin film catalysts which may be useful as fuel cell catalysts are provided, the catalyst materials including intermixed inorganic materials. In some embodiments the nanostructured thin film catalysts may include catalyst materials according to the formula PtxM(1−x) where x is between 0.3 and 0.9 and M is Nb, Bi,... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20140220479 - Advanced electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction: Provided are nanocomposites including an iron-based composite core and a carbon shell, and methods of making and using the same.... Agent: Uwm Research Foundation

  
07/31/2014 > 93 patent applications in 58 patent subcategories.
  
07/24/2014 > 71 patent applications in 43 patent subcategories.

20140205865 - Battery monitoring system, semiconductor device, battery assembly system, battery monitoring ic: Provides a battery monitoring system including a battery cell number setting section that sets each LSI with the respectively individual number of battery cells C to which they are connected. When a command to sequentially measure the battery voltage of the battery cells is input, a cell selection control section... Agent: Lapis Semiconductor Co., Ltd.

20140205863 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery, which can improve safety by maintaining a short-circuit state when the internal pressure of the rechargeable battery exceeds a critical pressure due to overcharge (or any other reason). In one embodiment, the rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly, a case accommodating the electrode assembly, a cap assembly... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140205864 - Rechargeable battery pack: A rechargeable battery pack includes a plurality of battery cells, a connection tab electrically coupled to one or more terminals of the battery cells, a connection plate electrically coupled to the connection tab, and having an opening for accommodating a protruding portion of the connection tab, and a protective circuit... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140205866 - Fuel cell module: A fuel cell module includes a fuel cell stack, a reformer for reforming a mixed gas of a raw fuel and water vapor, an evaporator for supplying water vapor to the reformer, and a heat exchanger for raising the temperature of the oxygen-containing gas by heat exchange with a combustion... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140205867 - Apparatus and method for providing safety measures during gas release from a vehicle battery and installation space for a vehicle battery: An apparatus for providing safety measures during gas release from a vehicle battery, such as a damaged lithium-ion rechargeable battery, arranged in a volume space having an opening includes at least one shroud element. The shroud element is configured to expand into the volume space by being filled with a... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140205870 - Battery pack: A battery pack for a vehicle may include a cell array defining an upper surface and a housing defining a raised portion extending along and above a length of the array such that the raised portion and upper surface define a vent manifold therebetween which may be configured to collect... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140205868 - Cylindrical nickel-zinc cell with positive can: Rechargeable nickel zinc cells, and methods of manufacture, of a configuration that utilizes a positive can with a vent cap at the positive pole of the battery are described.... Agent: Powergenix Systems, Inc.

20140205869 - Packaged battery, stacked battery assembly, and film-covered battery: A packaged battery, an assembled battery, and a film-covered battery, which can prevent a dangerous state involving a high-pressure gas filled in the film-covered battery while ensuring a sealing reliability, are provided. The Packaged battery includes film-covered battery 1 including a battery element and exterior films forming a sealed space... Agent: Nec Corporation

20140205874 - Flexible fusible link, systems, and methods: A fusible link includes a current collector element, a battery cell conductor pad, and at least one fusible conductor connecting the current collector element and the battery cell conductor pad. The current collector element can be a current collector conductor pad, a current collector conductor pad and a current collector... Agent: Sinoelectric Powertrain Corporation

20140205871 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes: an electrode assembly including positive and negative electrode plates; a nonaqueous electrolyte; an outer body; and a current interruption mechanism being provided on at least one of a conductive pathway between the positive electrode plate and a positive electrode external terminal and a conductive... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.

20140205872 - Rechargeable battery having desirable safety performance: The present application provides a rechargeable battery including a battery case and a battery cap coupled to the battery case. The battery cap includes a conductive cap plate; a first electrode electrically connected to the cap plate; a second electrode insulatively connected to the cap plate, the second electrode being... Agent: Ningde Amperex Technology Limited

20140205873 - System for preventing condensate formation on a battery: A system for preventing condensate formation on a battery (1), in particular on a battery (1) that is cooled by means of a cooling device, wherein the battery (1) is surrounded by a housing (6), and wherein the housing (6) has at least one air inlet opening (8) and at... Agent:

20140205875 - Battery system having battery cells and an apparatus for controlling the temperature of the battery cells: A battery system includes a plurality of battery cells connected to one another and includes an apparatus configured to control the temperature of the plurality of battery cells. The apparatus includes at least one hollow body through which a coolant flows and includes at least one heat conducting element having... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140205876 - Electrical storage device and spacer: An electrical storage device includes electrical storage elements (11); and spacers (13) arranged alternately with the electrical storage elements (11). Each of the spacers (13) includes an opposing surface that faces the adjacent electrical storage element (11), plural ribs that form cooling medium passages for a cooling medium flowing along... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140205878 - Battery case: A battery case for mounting under a floor of a vehicle comprises a case body containing a battery module and a cover for closing over an opening of the case body. A reinforcement member for reinforcing the case body is attached to an outer surface of the case body. The... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki

20140205877 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly, a case receiving the electrode assembly, a cap plate combined to the case, the cap plate including an opening and a bending inducing groove extending to a side of the cap plate from a side of the opening, and an electrode terminal installed... Agent:

20140205879 - Battery cell of novel structure: Disclosed herein is a battery cell configured to have a structure in which an electrode assembly is mounted in a battery case formed of a laminate sheet including a resin layer and a metal layer in a state in which the electrode assembly are connected to electrode terminals protruding outward... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20140205880 - Battery loading and unloading mechanism: Erroneous insertion of a battery into an imaging device resulting from downsizing of the battery is prevented. In a battery loading and unloading mechanism for loading and unloading a battery 2 formed in a flat rectangular parallelepiped and having an almost square main surface to and from a device (an... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140205881 - Heat transfer device: A heat transfer device for a motor vehicle may include a pump and a heat exchanger. The heat exchanger may have a first inlet and a first outlet for a refrigerant, and a second inlet and a second outlet for a coolant. The pump and the heat exchanger may be... Agent: Mahle International Gmbh

20140205882 - Li-ion pouch cell and a cell module: The present invention provides a Li-ion pouch cell wherein the Li-ion pouch cells comprise a sealed enclosure, electrode stack and thermally conductive elements, wherein the electrode stack and the thermally conductive elements are in the sealed enclosure, the thermally conductive elements include extensions which extend beyond the electrode stack, the... Agent:

20140205883 - Reactive separator for a metal-ion battery: A reactive separator is provided for a metal-ion battery. The reactive separator is made up of a reactive layer that is chemically reactive to alkali or alkaline earth metals, and has a first side and a second side. A first non-reactive layer, chemically non-reactive with alkali or alkaline earth metals,... Agent: Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc.

20140205884 - Galvanic element with enhanced safety properties: A galvanic element includes at least one lithium-intercalating and at least one lithium-deintercalating electrode. A positive electrode and a negative electrode are separated by a polyimide-based separator that has a labyrinth porosity. The polyimide-based separator is configured at least on one side with a porous, ceramically-based coating that comprises a... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140205887 - Battery and method for manufacturing same: A battery comprising an electrode stacked body that includes a plurality of electrodes and a plurality of separators that are alternately stacked; and a film-made cover member that, by joining mutually overlapped peripheral portions of films, constitute a package for hermetically receiving therein the electrode stacked body, in which the... Agent: Automotive Energy Supply Corporation

20140205886 - Stacked battery and method of manufacturing same: A stacked battery including two kinds of electrodes 1, 2 and separators 3 through each of which one of the two kinds of electrodes 1 is stacked on another of the two kinds of electrodes 2, each of separators 3 including bonding portion 7 in which separator 3 stacked on... Agent: Automotive Energy Supply Corporation

20140205885 - Sulfide-based solid cell module: An object of the present invention is to provide a sulfide-based solid cell module which prevents a rapid deterioration in some unit cells caused by hydrogen sulfide. Disclosed is a sulfide-based solid cell module comprising a unit cell stack which comprises two or more stacked unit cells, wherein each of... Agent:

20140205888 - Battery module: A battery module includes a plurality of overlapping rechargeable batteries arranged in one direction, each rechargeable battery including at least one terminal protruding outside, and a plurality of bus bars electrically connecting terminals of different rechargeable batteries of the plurality of rechargeable batteries, the bus bar including a bent band... Agent:

20140205889 - Battery module: A battery module includes a first battery cell, a second battery cell, and a terminal connection member connecting the first and second terminal portions together, and including: a first contact portion, the first contact portion having a first facing portion contacting the first terminal portion, a second contact portion, the... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140205890 - All-solid-state cell: An all-solid-state cell contains a combination of an electrode active material and a solid electrolyte, and has a plate-shaped fired solid electrolyte body of a ceramic containing a solid electrolyte, a first electrode layer (e.g. a positive electrode) integrally formed on one surface of the fired solid electrolyte body by... Agent: Kyushu University

20140205891 - All-solid-state cell: An all-solid-state cell has a fired solid electrolyte body, a first electrode layer integrally formed on one surface of the fired solid electrolyte body by mixing and firing an electrode active material and a solid electrolyte, and a second electrode layer integrally formed on the other surface of the fired... Agent: Kyushu University

20140205892 - Cover mechanism and electronic device: A cover mechanism includes a cover which is detachably attached to a housing and a slide member which is slidably attached to the housing. The slide member includes a lock portion which locks the cover to keep the cover closed and a push-up portion which pushes up the cover as... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

20140205893 - Case for packing battery: A case for packing a battery including a receiving case in which one or more battery cells are receivable, the receiving case including an open top portion; and a cover covering the open top portion of the receiving case and including a bottom part configured to surround peripheral portions of... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140205894 - Electrochemical cell packaging material: Provided is a packaging material for electrochemical cells which has an identification mark that can be recognized from the outside and that is difficult to forge. The packaging material comprises a multilayer film which has a structure formed by laminating a base layer (11), an adhesive layer (13), a metal... Agent: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.

20140205895 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly including first electrodes and second electrodes, a casing including a space in which the electrode assembly is embedded, a cap plate combined with the casing, and a first thin film insulating member fused with the casing and surrounding the casing.... Agent:

20140205896 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly including a positive electrode and a negative electrode; a case including a space receiving the electrode assembly; a cap plate coupled with the case; and a terminal electrically connected to the electrode assembly, the terminal protruding outside of the cap plate, wherein a... Agent:

20140205897 - Secondary battery and assembling method thereof: A secondary battery including an electrode assembly; a case containing the electrode assembly; a cap plate sealing an opening of the case; a collector terminal electrically connected to the electrode assembly and protruding through the cap plate; a coupling plate on the cap plate; an insulating member on at least... Agent:

20140205900 - Aluminum alloy foil for electrode collector and production method therefor: An object of the present invention is to provide an aluminum alloy foil for an electrode current collector, the foil having a high strength and high strength after a drying process. The aluminum alloy foil can be manufactured at low cost. Disclosed is an aluminum alloy foil for electrode current... Agent: Uacj Corporation

20140205899 - Binder for rechargeable lithium battery, electrode for rechargeable lithium battery, method of preparing electrode for rechargeable lithium battery and rechargeable lithium battery including electrode:

20140205898 - Composite cathode active material, cathode and lithium battery including the composite cathode active material, and preparation method thereof: In an aspect, a composite cathode active material a cathode and a lithium battery including the composite cathode active material, and a method of preparing the composite cathode active material is disclosed.... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140205901 - Lithium rechargeable battery: The lithium rechargeable battery of the present invention is provided with a current collector and an active material layer containing active material particles 10 supported on this current collector. The active material particles 10 are secondary particles 14 in which a plurality of primary particles 12 of a lithium transition... Agent:

20140205902 - Graphene hybrid structures for energy storage applications: Aspects of the invention are directed to a method for forming a hybrid structure. Initially, a wire is received and an encapsulating film is deposited on the wire. Subsequently, the wire is selectively removed to leave a hollow tube formed of the encapsulating film. A plurality of active particles are... Agent: Bluestone Global Tech Limited

20140205903 - Single component sulfur-based cathodes for lithium and lithium-ion batteries: The present invention pertains to the selection of cathode materials. The cathode materials of concern are the conducting polymer or backbone and the redox active species or sulfur species. The selection of the materials is based on the characteristics of the materials relating to the other components of the batteries... Agent: The Blue Sky Group, Inc.

20140205904 - Binder composition for secondary battery negative electrode, negative electrode for secondary battery, negative electrode slurry composition, manufacturing method, and secondary battery: A binder composition for a negative electrode of a secondary battery, including a particulate binder, and a water-soluble polymer containing an acidic functional group, wherein the water-soluble polymer has an ion conductivity of 1×10−5 to 1×10−3 S/cm; and a swelling degree of the water-soluble polymer to a liquid with a... Agent: Zeon Corporation

20140205906 - Alkaline storage battery cathode, method for manufacturing alkaline storage battery cathode, alkaline storage battery, method for manufacturing alkaline storage battery, alkaline storage battery cathode active material, and method for manufacturing alkali: This alkaline storage battery cathode is provided with: nickel hydroxide particles covered by a cobalt-compound coating layer; a zinc compound; and an yttrium compound and/or an ytterbium compound. The zinc compound and the yttrium compound and/or ytterbium compound are blended at a blend ratio that is in accordance with the... Agent: Primearth Ev Energy Co., Ltd.

20140205905 - Ultrathin surface coating on negative electrodes to prevent transition metal deposition and methods for making and use thereof: An electrode material for use in an electrochemical cell, like a lithium-ion battery, is provided. The electrode material may be a negative electrode comprising graphite, silicon, silicon-alloys, or tin-alloys, for example. By avoiding deposition of transition metals, the battery substantially avoids charge capacity fade during operation. The surface coating is... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140205907 - Silicon-based composite and production method thereof: The present invention relates to a silicon-based composite including a silicon oxide which is coated thereon with carbon and bonded therein to lithium. The present invention also relates to a method of producing a silicon-based composite, comprising coating a surface of silicon oxide with carbon, mixing the silicon oxide coated... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20140205908 - Enhanced-safety galvanic element: A separator for a galvanic element, more particularly a lithium ion cell, includes at least one positive electrode and at least one negative electrode that are configured to be separated by a separator. The separator includes a substrate composed of at least one high-temperature-resistant, fiber-forming polymer that has a melting... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140205909 - Negative electrode mixture or gel electrolyte, and battery using said negative electrode mixture or said gel electrolyte: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a zinc negative electrode mixture for forming negative electrodes of safe and economic batteries exhibiting excellent battery performance; and a gel electrolyte or a negative electrode mixture which can be suitably used for forming a storage battery exhibiting excellent battery performance... Agent: Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.

20140205910 - Electrode which has been coated with a solid ion conductor which has a garnet-like crystal structure and has the stoichiometric composition l7+xaxg3-xzr2o12: e

20140205911 - Particles containing a non-conducting or semi-conducting nucleus covered with a hybrid conducting layer, their processes of preparation and uses in electrochemical devices: Mixture of particles comprising a non-conducting or semi-conducting nucleus covered with a hybrid conductor coating and hybrid conductor chains located between the particles of the mixture to constitute a conductivity network, that is prepared by mechanical crushing. Due to a very good conductivity of the network, a low resistivity, a... Agent: Hydro-quebec

20140205912 - Lithium anodes for electrochemical cells: Provided is an anode for use in electrochemical cells, wherein the anode active layer has a first layer comprising lithium metal and a multi-layer structure comprising single ion conducting layers and polymer layers in contact with the first layer comprising lithium metal or in contact with an intermediate protective layer,... Agent: Sion Power Corporation

20140205913 - Electrolyte for rechargeable lithium battery, and rechargeable lithium battery including same: An electrolyte for a rechargeable lithium battery includes a lithium salt and a non-aqueous organic solvent. The non-aqueous organic solvent includes about 1 volume % to about 40 volume % of ethylene carbonate, about 1 volume % to about 50 volume % of ethyl propionate, about 1 volume % to... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140205914 - Electrolyte for lithium rechargeable battery and lithium rechargeable battery including the electrolyte: Disclosed are an electrolyte for a rechargeable lithium battery including an ionic liquid represented by Chemical Formula 1, a lithium salt, and an organic solvent, and a rechargeable lithium battery including the electrolyte for a rechargeable lithium battery.... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140205915 - Electrolyte for lithium secondary battery and lithium secondary battery including the same: An electrolyte for a lithium secondary battery and a lithium secondary battery including the same are provided. The electrolyte includes a non-aqueous organic solvent, lithium salt, and an additive that is either a dicarboxylic acid anhydride and a halogenated ethylene carbonate or a diglycolic acid anhydride and a halogenated ethylene... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140205916 - Manufacture of mixtures comprising lipo2f2 and lipf6: Mixtures comprising LiPO2F2 and LiPF6 both of which are electrolyte salts or additive for, i.a., Li ion batteries, are manufactured by the reaction of POF3 and LiF. The mixtures can be extracted with suitable solvents to provide solutions containing LiPO2F2 and LiPF6 which can be applied for the manufacture of... Agent: Solvay Sa

20140205917 - Metal-air battery: To provide a metal-air battery which allows rapid and efficient supply of a liquid electrolyte to an air electrode and an increase in charge-discharge capacity. Disclosed is a metal-air battery including an air electrode layer, a negative electrode layer and an electrolyte layer, the electrolyte layer being present between the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140205918 - Storage element and method for the production thereof: A storage element for a solid electrolyte battery is provided. The storage element has a main member having a porous matrix of sintered ceramic particles in which particles that are made of a metal and/or a metal oxide and jointly form a redox couple are embedded. Along a preferred direction,... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140205919 - Gas diffusion layer with improved electrical conductivity and gas permeability and process of making the gas diffusion layer: A gas diffusion layer contains a substrate formed of a carbon containing material and a micro porous layer. The gas diffusion layer can be obtained by dispersing carbon black with a BET surface area of at most 200 m2/g, carbon nanotubes with a BET surface area of at least 200... Agent: Sgl Carbon Se

20140205920 - Fuel cell system for vehicles and method for controlling the same: The present invention relates to a fuel cell system for vehicles and a method for controlling the same which stably maintains an output of a fuel cell by precisely estimating a recirculated hydrogen amount to a stack. A fuel cell system according to the present invention may include: a stack... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140205921 - Catalyst for fuel cell, electrode for fuel cell, membrane-electrode assembly for fuel cell and fuel cell system using the same: A catalyst for a fuel cell includes an active metal catalyst and a composite supporter supporting the active metal catalyst. The composite supporter includes a spherical-shaped supporter and a fibrous supporter, wherein the fibrous supporter is included in an amount of about 5 wt % to about 40 wt %... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140205922 - Catalyst for fuel cell, electrode for fuel cell, membrane-electrode assembly for fuel cell and fuel cell system using the same: A catalyst for a fuel cell includes an active metal catalyst and a composite supporter supporting the active metal catalyst. The composite supporter includes a spherical-shaped supporter and a fibrous supporter, wherein the fibrous supporter is included in an amount of about 5 wt % to about 40 wt %... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140205923 - Power generation characteristic estimation device for fuel cell: A power generation characteristic estimation device for fuel cell includes a reference characteristic setting unit for setting a reference power generation characteristic of a fuel cell, a current detection unit for detecting an actual current of the fuel cell, a voltage detection unit for detecting an actual voltage of the... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20140205924 - Selectively reacting to the minimum cell voltage drop rate in a fuel cell system: A system and method that monitor the rate of a voltage drop of fuel cells in a fuel cell stack to determine whether the voltage drop is a result of cathode reactant starvation or anode reactant starvation. The method looks at a falling voltage of a fuel cell to determine... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140205925 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes at least one fuel cell, water-conducting parts and components in the region of the supply and discharge of starting materials and products to and from the fuel cell, and at least one cooling circuit containing liquid cooling medium for cooling the fuel cell. The water-conducting... Agent: Daimler Ag

20140205926 - Fuel cell system and starting method thereof: The problem is that a large force is required to open a flow-dividing shut valve provided in an air supply path for supplying the air to a fuel cell stack at a start of a fuel cell system. This problem is solved by reducing a pressure difference between upstream and... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140205927 - Fuel cell and proces for manufacturing a fuel cell: The present invention pertains to a fuel cell with a storage unit (4) for storing hydrogen (Hx), with a proton conductive layer, which covers a surface of the storage unit (4), and with a cathode (7) on a side of the proton conductive layer, which side is located opposite, wherein... Agent: Micronas Gmbh

20140205929 - Electrode catalyst layer for fuel cells, electrode for fuel cells, membrane electrode assembly for fuel cells, and fuel cell: This electrode catalyst layer for fuel cells is provided with: an electrode catalyst that comprises a conductive carrier and platinum-containing metal particles supported on the surface of the conductive carrier; and an ionomer that covers the electrode catalyst. This electrode catalyst layer for fuel cells is characterized in that the... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20140205928 - Ternary platinum alloy catalyst: A platinum alloy catalyst PtXY, wherein X is nickel, cobalt, chromium, copper, titanium or manganese and Y is tantalum or niobium, characterised in that in the alloy the atomic percentage of platinum is 46-75 at %, of X is 1-49 at % and of Y is 1-35 at %; provided... Agent: Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells Limited

20140205930 - Catalyst production method, electrode catalyst for fuel cell produced by this method, and catalyst production apparatus: A method for producing a catalyst supporting a metal or an alloy on a support, including: independently controlling a temperature of a first supercritical fluid to be first temperature, the first supercritical fluid containing a precursor of the metal or precursor of the alloy that is dissolved in a supercritical... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140205931 - Cathode electrode material: There is provided a fuel cell cathode electrode, comprising a porous skeletal medium, the surface of which medium is modified or otherwise arranged or constructed to induce enhanced activated behaviour, wherein the enhanced activated behaviour is induced by means of increasing the surface area for a given volume of the... Agent: Acal Energy Ltd

20140205932 - Manufacturing method of catalyst ink, manufacturing method of fuel cell, and fuel cell: A catalyst ink for improving the performance of catalyst electrodes in a fuel cell is produced by the following procedure. A catalyst dispersion is prepared by dispersing catalyst-supported particles as conductive particles with a catalyst supported thereon in a solvent. A gel material having viscoelasticity is prepared by mixing an... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140205933 - Fuel cell and a method of manufacturing a fuel cell: A solid oxide fuel cell comprises a porous anode electrode, a dense non-porous electrolyte and a porous cathode electrode. The anode electrode comprises a first member and a plurality of parallel plate members extending from the first member. The cathode electrode comprises a second member and a plurality of parallel... Agent: Lg Fuel Cell Systems Inc

  
07/17/2014 > 53 patent applications in 42 patent subcategories.

20140199562 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly including a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate, and a separator interposed between the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate, a first current collector plate electrically coupled to the first electrode plate and including a fuse, a second current collector... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140199563 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery including a case in which an electrode assembly is accommodated; a cap plate coupled with the case; a protection circuit board coupled with the cap plate, the protection circuit board being electrically connected with a first electrode of the electrode assembly; and a protection element coupled with... Agent:

20140199564 - Flow battery system, and control method and device thereof: Provided is a flow battery system and a control method and device thereof. The control method of the flow battery system includes: monitoring the temperature of the flow battery system; judging whether the temperature of the flow battery system exceeds a predefined temperature value range or not; and if the... Agent: Dongfang Electric Corporation

20140199565 - Valve assembly for preventing backflow for use with a battery case and battery case having the valve assembly: A valve assembly for preventing backflow and a battery case using the same is disclosed. In one aspect, the valve assembly for preventing backflow includes a first valve; a connection tube connected to the first valve and having at least one bent portion; and a second valve connected to the... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140199566 - Drying device and battery system and motor vehicle having said drying device: A drying device includes a desiccant cartridge having a desiccant to reduce a moisture content of a gas located in an inner chamber of a housing. The drying device has a protective chamber which is configured to be introduced into the housing in a liquid-tight manner with respect to the... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140199567 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery is disclosed. In one aspect, the battery includes an electrode assembly, a can accommodating the electrode assembly therein and a cap assembly sealing the can. The cap assembly includes a sub-plate electrically connected to the electrode assembly and a vent having a protruding portion electrically connected to... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140199568 - Cable-type secondary battery: The present invention provides a cable-type secondary battery having a horizontal cross section of a predetermined shape and extending longitudinally, comprising: an electrode assembly comprising an inner electrode having an inner current collector and an inner electrode active material layer surrounding the outer surface of the inner current collector; a... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20140199569 - Predicted sensor information for a battery: A computer-implemented method for predicting a value of a cell parameter is provided, wherein the cell is one of a plurality of cells of a battery pack. The method includes determining which other different conditions of the cell and which similar and/or different conditions of any other cell of the... Agent: Johnson Controls Technology Company

20140199570 - Battery pack: A battery pack which includes a plurality of contact portions in a terminal accommodating portion provided in each of cell receiving portions of a plurality of battery cells, so that one selected from the plurality of contact portions can be electrically connected to electrode terminals of the battery cells even... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140199571 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery includes: an electrode assembly formed by winding a positive and negative electrode plate and a separator between the electrode plates, and including a cavity along an axial direction of the electrode assembly; a center pin along the axial direction and housed in the cavity; a can having... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140199574 - Battery and motor vehicle comprising said battery: A battery includes at least one battery module that has several battery cells arranged next to each other on a support plate. The battery module is arranged with the support plate on a base plate of the battery or on a base plate of a lower unit of the battery.... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140199573 - Battery pack: A battery pack is disclosed. In one aspect, the battery pack includes a battery cell comprising first and second sides opposing each other, a first cell holder coupled to the first side of the battery cell and a second cell holder coupled to the second side of the battery cell.... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140199575 - Battery pack: A battery pack includes a frame member having a bottom surface and a side surface extending from the bottom surface, and having an opened top opposite to the bottom surface; at least one bare cell accommodated in the frame member; and an exterior member surrounding the bare cell and at... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140199572 - Film-based battery holder: A battery pack is provided. The battery pack includes a first battery that includes a first terminal and second terminal on the opposite side of the battery from the first terminal. The battery pack further includes a battery holder. The battery holder includes a flexible substrate and a first conductive... Agent: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC

20140199576 - Battery device, electronic apparatus, and battery system: Disclosed is a battery device including a battery enclosure incorporating a battery cell. The battery device further includes an output terminal that outputs power of the battery cell. The battery enclosure includes a first surface, a second surface, a first step surface, a second step surface, a first engaging portion,... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140199577 - Alkali metal intercalation material as an electrode in an electrolytic cell: The present invention provides an electrochemical cell that includes an anolyte compartment housing an anode electrode; a catholyte compartment housing a cathode electrode; and a solid alkali ion conductive electrolyte membrane separating the anolyte compartment from the cathode compartment. In some cases, the electrolyte membrane is selected from a sodium... Agent: Ceramatec, Inc.

20140199578 - Flexible alkaline battery: This invention presents the development of flexible battery especially primary and secondary alkaline batteries. Nano carbons, in particularly carbon nanotubes are implemented in conductive polymers to develop flexible electrodes. Polymer separators that can withstand high pH and serve the purpose of electrolyte storage is used to enhance performance. The relatively... Agent:

20140199579 - Negative electrode active material for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and battery pack: A negative electrode active material for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery has a carbonaceous substance, a silicon oxide phase in the carbonaceous substance, a silicon phase in the silicon oxide phase, and a zirconia phase in the carbonaceous substance. The negative electrode active material has a diffraction peak at 2θ=30±1°... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140199580 - Electronic device: To provide an electronic device having high capacity and high reliability. To provide an electronic device with a small size which can be provided indoors even when it has high capacity. The electronic device includes a plurality of battery cells connected in series. The plurality of battery cells each include... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

20140199581 - Secondary battery including integrated anode and cathode leads and method of manufacturing the same: Provided is a secondary battery including integrated anode and cathode leads and a method of manufacturing the same. An anode lead and a cathode lead of a secondary battery aligned to be parallel with respect to each other are encompassed by a single lead film. Thus, sealing may be easily... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20140199582 - Electric storage device and manufacturing method thereof: Provided is an electric storage device including: a first electrode plate; a second electrode plate having a polarity opposite to that of the first electrode plate; and a separator interposed between the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate, wherein the first electrode plate includes a current collector and... Agent: Gs Yuasa International Ltd.

20140199583 - Electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, and battery pack: An electrode for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery of an embodiment has an active material layer containing an active material and a binder containing fluorine, and a current collector bound to the active material layer. When a thermal decomposition start temperature of the binder is T1° C. and the thermal... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140199584 - Electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, and battery pack: An electrode for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery of an embodiment has an active material layer containing an active material and a binder containing fluorine, and a current collector bound to the active material layer. When a thermal decomposition start temperature of the binder is T1° C. and a thermal... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140199585 - Low symmetry molecules and phosphonium salts, methods of making and devices formed there from: Synthesis of molecules and salts is disclosed having low average symmetry and their use in many applications, including but not limited to: as electrolytes in electronic devices such as memory devices including static, permanent and dynamic random access memory, as electrolytes in energy storage devices such as batteries, electrochemical double... Agent: Esionic Es, Inc.

20140199586 - Apparatus for evaporating liquid hydrocarbon compounds or of liquids in which hydrocarbon compounds are contained as well as use of same: The invention relates to an apparatus for evaporating liquid hydrocarbon compounds or liquids in which at least one hydrocarbon compound is contained and to a use of same. It is the object of the invention to provide an apparatus for evaporating hydrocarbon compounds or liquids in which such compounds are... Agent: Suedzucker Ag Mannheim/ochsenfurt

20140199589 - Electric storage device and manufacturing method thereof: Provided is an electric storage device including: a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate having a polarity opposite to that of the first electrode plate, and a separator interposed between the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate, wherein the first electrode plate includes a current collector, a... Agent: Gs Yuasa International Ltd.

20140199588 - Electrolytic copper foil, method of producing electrolytic copper foil, lithium ion secondary cell using electrolytic copper foil as collector: The present invention provides an electrodeposited copper foil having a tensile strength of at least 300 MPa and elongation rate of at least 3.0% after heat treatment at 350° C. for 1 hour and provides a copper foil which prevents the breakage of a current collector (copper foil) while maintaining... Agent: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.

20140199590 - Lithium secondary battery: A lithium secondary battery exhibiting low temperature output characteristics is provided. The lithium secondary battery of the present invention includes a current collector 12, and an active material layer 14 which is supported on the current collector 12 and contains active material particles 30 and electrically conductive material 16. The... Agent:

20140199587 - Positive electrode for rechargeable lithium battery and rechargeable lithium battery including the same: In an aspect, a positive electrode for a lithium rechargeable battery including a current collector; a positive active material layer disposed on the current collector, wherein the positive active material layer includes a positive active material, active carbon, and an additive.... Agent:

20140199592 - High sulfur content copolymers and composite materials and electrochemical cells and optical elements using them: The present invention relates generally to high sulfur content polymeric materials and composites, methods for making them, and devices using them such as electrochemical cells and optical elements. In one aspect, a polymeric composition comprising a copolymer of sulfur, at a level in the range of at least about 50... Agent: Arizona Board Of Regents On Behalf Of The Universi Of Arizona

20140199591 - Pasted nickel hydroxide electrode and additives for rechargeable alkaline batteries: A pasted positive nickel hydroxide electrode for use in battery cells (e.g., in nickel zinc cells, and nickel metal hydride cells) includes nickel hydroxide particles, a cobalt metal and/or cobalt compound and a sulfur-containing complexing agent capable of forming a complex with cobalt. The presence of the sulfur-containing complexing agent,... Agent: Powergenix Systems, Inc.

20140199593 - Negative electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and battery pack: A negative electrode for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery has a current collector, a negative electrode active material layer containing a negative electrode active material and a binder that binds the negative electrode active material, and an azole compound having an amino group as a functional group at a part... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140199594 - Anode active material for secondary battery and method of manufacturing the same: An anode active material for a lithium secondary battery having high-capacity and high-efficient charge/discharge characteristics. The anode active material includes silicon single phases; and silicon-metal alloy phases surrounding the silicon single phases. A dopant is distributed in the anode active material, and the silicon single phases are formed through rapid-cooling... Agent: Mk Electron Co., Ltd.

20140199595 - Method of synthesis of a compound lim1-x-y-znyqzfexpo4 and use thereof as electrode material for a lithium battery: The invention relates to a method of manufacture of a compound of formula LiM1-x-y-zNyQzFexPO4, the compound thus obtained, and to a method of manufacture of a composite material comprising LiM1-x-y-zNyQzFexPO4 and carbon, the composite material thus obtained, as well as an electrode comprising this composite material, and a lithium battery... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

20140199596 - Sodium-based energy storage device based on surface-driven reactions: The performance of sodium-based energy storage devices can be improved according to methods and devices based on surface-driven reactions between sodium ions and functional groups attached to surfaces of the cathode. The cathode substrate, which includes a conductive material, can provide high electron conductivity while the surface functional groups can... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute

20140199597 - Semiconductor structures having a micro-battery and methods for making the same: The present disclosure provides an embodiment of an integrated structure that includes a first electrode of a first conductive material embedded in a first semiconductor substrate; a second electrode of a second conductive material embedded in a second semiconductor substrate; and a electrolyte disposed between the first and second electrodes.... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.

20140199598 - Electrode for solid electrolyte secondary battery, solid electrolyte secondary battery, and battery pack: According to one embodiment, a solid electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a solid electrolyte layer, wherein at least one selected from the positive electrode and the negative electrode comprises active material particles, first solid electrolyte particles located the vicinity of a surface of the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140199599 - Electrolytes for rechargeable lithium battery and rechargeable lithium battery comprising same: Disclosed is an electrolyte for a rechargeable lithium battery including an organic solvent; a lithium salt; a flame retardant; and at least one acrylate compound having a fluorinated alkyl group. The electrolyte for a rechargeable battery may provide a rechargeable lithium battery having flame-retardant characteristics without decrease of cycle-life and... Agent:

20140199600 - Nonaqueous electrolyte solution for secondary battery and secondary battery: The present invention provides a nonaqueous electrolyte solution, which can improve flame retardancy and ameliorate performances of a battery without deteriorating the basic battery performance as far as possible, and a secondary battery. The nonaqueous electrolyte solution is a nonaqueous electrolyte solution for a secondary battery that contains metal salts... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140199601 - Additive for nonaqueous electrolyte, nonaqueous electrolyte, and electricity storage device: in which A represents CmH(2m-n)Zn, m being an integer of 1 to 6, n being an integer of 0 to 12, and Z representing a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, a silyl group, a phosphonic acid ester group, an acyl group, a cyano group, or a nitro group, the compound... Agent: Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co., Ltd.

20140199602 - Lithium battery: A lithium battery including: a positive electrode including an overlithiated lithium transition metal oxide having a layered structure; a negative electrode including a silicon-based negative active material; and an electrolyte between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, the electrolyte including an electrolytic solution including a fluorinated ether solvent in... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140199603 - Biological fuel cell and methods: A fuel cell has an anode and a cathode with anode enzyme disposed on the anode and cathode enzyme is disposed on the cathode. The anode is configured and arranged to electrooxidize an anode reductant in the presence of the anode enzyme. Likewise, the cathode is configured and arranged to... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

20140199604 - Stable ion exchange fluorinated polymers and membranes obtained therefrom: A composition comprising at least one fluorinated polymer comprising —SO2X functional groups, wherein X is selected from X′ or from OM and wherein X′ is selected from the group consisting of F, CI, Br, I and M is selected from the group consisting of H, alkaline metals, NH4, and at... Agent: Solvay Specialty Polymers Italy S.p.a.

20140199605 - Transient inlet relative humidity estimation via adaptive cathode humidification unit model and high frequency resistance: An apparatus and method to determine the relative humidity of a fuel cell system. A controller is cooperative with a first device and a second device to receive a valve signal and a high frequency resistance value. The controller controls the relative humidity of a fuel cell stack based on... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140199606 - Method for cooling a fuel cell: A method for cooling a fuel cell (3) using a liquid cooling medium, wherein of the starting materials supplied to the fuel cell and the products discharged from the fuel cell, at least one is gaseous during at least one of the operating conditions. The cooling medium is conveyed through... Agent: Daimler Ag

20140199607 - Redox flow batteries based on supporting solutions containing chloride: Redox flow battery systems having a supporting solution that contains Cl− ions can exhibit improved performance and characteristics. Furthermore, a supporting solution having mixed SO42− and Cl− ions can provide increased energy density and improved stability and solubility of one or more of the ionic species in the catholyte and/or... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute

20140199608 - Fuel cell limiting the phenomenon of corrosion: A fuel cell includes three membrane-electrode assemblies. and first and second bipolar metal plates interposed between the membrane-electrode assemblies. Each of the bipolar plates comprises two metal sheets facing a respective membrane-electrode assembly and fixedly attached by welds. The two metal sheets comprise successive guiding channels for guiding gas extending... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Al Ternatives

20140199609 - Electrocatalyst for solid polymer fuel cell: Provided is an electrocatalyst for solid polymer fuel cells capable of increasing the active surface area for reactions in a catalyst component, increasing the utilization efficiency of the catalyst, and reducing the amount of expensive precious metal catalyst used. Also provided are a membrane electrode assembly that uses this electrocatalyst... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20140199610 - Proton-conducting membrane, method for their production and their use in electrochemical cells: The present invention relates to a novel proton-conducting polymer membrane based on polyazole polymers which, owing to their outstanding chemical and thermal properties, can be used widely and are suitable in particular as polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) for producing membrane electrode assemblies or so-called PEM fuel cells.... Agent:

20140199611 - Proton-conducting membrane, method for their production and their use in electrochemical cells: The present invention relates to a novel proton-conducting polymer membrane based on polyazole polymers which, owing to their outstanding chemical and thermal properties, can be used widely and are suitable in particular as polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) for producing membrane electrode assemblies or so-called PEM fuel cells.... Agent: Basf Se

20140199612 - Solid oxide fuel cell having hybrid sealing structure: A solid oxide fuel cell (“SOFC”) sealed with a multi-layered hybrid structure, the SOFC including: a cathode layer; a cathode current collector in contact with the cathode layer; an anode layer corresponding to the cathode layer; an anode current collector in contact with the anode layer; an electrolyte layer disposed... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140199613 - Proton-conducting composite membrane for fuel cells: The present invention relates to a membrane that includes a porous polymer material made of a polyimide with interconnected macropores and impregnated with protic ionic liquid conductors (CLIP), as well as to the method for manufacturing same and to the uses thereof. The membranes of the invention fulfil the need... Agent: Institut Polytechnique De Grenoble

20140199614 - Composite, and electrode and fuel cell including the composite: e

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