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Chemistry: electrical current producing apparatus, product, and process January USPTO class patent listing 01/07

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01/25/2007 > 39 patent applications in 29 patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing

20070020491 - Stoichiometric control methodology for fuel cell systems: A method of restoring a low cell voltage of a fuel cell in a fuel cell system to a normal cell voltage without reducing a total power output level of the fuel cell system is disclosed. The method includes operating the fuel cell system at a selected total power output... Agent: Tung & Associates

20070020492 - Fossil fuel combined cycle power generation method: A method for converting fuel energy to electricity includes the steps of converting a higher molecular weight gas into at least one mixed gas stream of lower average molecular weight including at least a first lower molecular weight gas and a second gas, the first and second gases being different... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20070020493 - Information processing apparatus, fuel cell unit, and program updating method thereof: An information processing apparatus, to which a fuel cell unit having a fuel cell and a storage unit is connectable, the information processing apparatus comprises: an input unit for externally inputting a program; and a control unit for performing communication with the fuel cell unit. The program inputted via the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20070020495 - Power generating apparatus using solid oxide fuel cell: The present invention relates to a power generating apparatus that generates electric power using a solid oxide fuel cell by directly exposing the fuel cell to a premixed gas combustion flame formed in an infrared gas space heater. The solid oxide fuel cell is built into an infrared radiator in... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.

20070020494 - Solid-oxide fuel-cell power generating apparatus: The present invention relates to a power generating apparatus that generates electric power, using a solid oxide fuel cell, by directly exposing the fuel cell to a premixed gas combustion flame formed in a gas-fired kichen range. The solid oxide fuel cell is supported by lead wires fixed to a... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.

20070020496 - System of distributed electrochemical cells integrated with microelectronic structures: An electrochemical cell includes an anode half-cell and a cathode half-cell. A separator, such as a membrane, is formed between the two half-cells, and a gate electrode may be configured to influence the properties of the separator. Electricity is generated by flowing a liquid fuel through conduits, while applying an... Agent: James Y. C. Sze Duane Morris, LLP

20070020497 - Direct fuel cell system: A direct methanol fuel cell is provided in a fuel tank, and a liquid fuel is supplied to a fuel electrode with convection through a duct which vertically passes through a surface of a separator. Air is supplied to a duct for air supply, the duct being provided to the... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20070020498 - Densification of ceria based electrolytes: The fabrication of ceria based electrolytes to densities greater than 97% of the theoretical achievable density at temperatures below 1200° C., preferably approximately 1000° C., is disclosed. The electrolyte has a concentration of divalent cations minus an adjusted concentration of trivalent cations of between 0.01 mole % and 0.1 mole... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Berner, LLP

20070020500 - Membrane-electrode structure for solid polymer fuel cell and solid polymer fuel cell: (wherein R1 to R8, which may be the same or different, each represent at least one atom or group selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, a fluorine atom, an alkyl group, a fluorine substituted alkyl group, an allyl group, an aryl group and a cyano group; W... Agent: Arent Fox PLLC

20070020501 - Polyelectrolyte membranes as separator for battery and fuel cell applications: Herein provided are polyelectrolyte membranes that block dendrite growth in rechargeable batteries, possess low inherent electrical resistance to be used as separators, possess high ionic conductivities, and block fuel crossover in direct fuel feeding fuel cells. Further provided are cost-effective processes for forming polyelectrolyte membranes. The herein described polyelectrolyte membranes... Agent: Reveo, Inc.

20070020499 - Proton conducting electrolyte membrane and production method thereof and solid polymer fuel cell using the same: wherein R1 is an alkyl group of 1 to 4 carbon atoms; R2 is an organic group capable of co-polymerizing; m and n each are an integer of 1 to 3, with the proviso that m plus n equals 4; and R2 may be the same or different when m... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20070020502 - High temperature fuel cell system: A high temperature fuel cell system includes upper and lower sheet gaskets including inner portions respectively covering an extending portion of the electrolyte membrane and outer portions combined with each other, wherein the extending portion of the electrolyte membrane is exposed from the electrodes, rubber gaskets that are disposed on... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20070020503 - Bipolar plate and fuel cell comprising such a bipolar plate: The invention relates to a bipolar plate, for fuel cells, characterised in comprising a layer of a hydrophobing material which is soluble in a solvent, on the surfaces thereof. Water forms small droplets on the surfaces of the bipolar plate due to said layer, which are loosely held on the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20070020505 - Electrochemical arrangement comprising an elastic distribution structure: An electrochemical arrangement with at least one distribution structure for introducing and distributing a reactant, which is designed as a composite of several layers, and wherein the distribution structure is led essentially in a plane and is elastic against pressure loading perpendicular to the plane in a controlled manner.... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20070020504 - Fuel cell: An assembling operation of a fuel cell is effectively simplified. With the simple and economical structure, the desired sealing function is achieved. The fuel cell includes a membrane electrode assembly and first and second metal separators sandwiching the membrane electrode assembly. Connection channels are provided on the first metal separator.... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP

20070020506 - Modular fuel cell cassette spacers for forming a solid-oxide fuel cell stack: In a modular fuel cell cassette for forming a fuel cell stack, anode openings in the mounting plate and separator plate are separated and connected by modular spacer rings such that the cassette is incompressible at operating temperatures and compressive loads within the stack. The spacer rings are formed in... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20070020507 - Binder composition for fuel cell, membrane-electrode assembly for fuel cell, and method for preparing the membrane-electrode assembly: The present invention relates to a binder composition for a fuel cell including a proton conductor and one or more binders selected from the group consisting of poly[2,2′-(m-phenylene)-5,5′-bibenzimidazole] (PBI), poly[2,5-benzimidazole] (ABPBI), polybenzoxazole (PBO), and polybenzothiazole (PBT).... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20070020508 - Anode of solid oxide fuel cell with networking structure and a method of its preparation: The present invention relates to ceramic-NiO composite powders which can be used to form ceramic-NiO composite body anodes. These anodes possess an interpenetrating network structure and can be used in solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) by The present invention also descibes methods of preparing these powder, anodes and fuel cells.... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)

20070020509 - Rechargeable battery with ptc device: A rechargeable battery includes a PTC device including a cover member provided on the surface of the PTC body to prevent high-temperature hot-melt resin from making direct contact with the surface of the PTC body when the battery pack is being fabricated and to provide a space to allow the... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20070020510 - Fuel cell power and management system, and technique for controlling and/or operating same: There are many inventions described and illustrated herein. In one aspect, the present invention is directed to a portable fuel cell power and management system (for example, hydrogen and/or methanol based systems), components and/or elements thereof, as well as techniques for controlling and/or operating such systems. The fuel cell power... Agent: Neil A. Steinberg

20070020511 - Cover for electric accumulator with free electrolyte and relative accumulator: The invention concerns a cover (2, 200, 201, 203, 204) for an electric accumulator (1, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104) and an accumulator (1, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104). The cover has a valve device (9) having an inlet (10) that communicates with the cells (5) of the accumulator and... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20070020512 - Battery container case: A battery container case comprises an ensemble storage section 21 having made and arranged therein plural holder holes 231 that hold individually respectively cylindrical batteries 10 upright in such a way that they are half fitted into the holder holes; an open/close lid 22 that covers the batteries in the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20070020513 - Energy storage cell support separator and cooling system for a multiple cell module: A system for mounting and cooling energy storage cell canisters within a multi-cell energy storage module includes a plurality of inner interconnections to electrically connect the energy storage cell canisters end-to-end in strings of energy storage cell canisters; a plurality of bus bar interconnections to electrically connect the strings of... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20070020514 - Electrode for secondary battery: The object of the present invention is to provide an electrode for secondary battery according to which the electrode density can be increased and furthermore the electric characteristics can be improved. In the present invention, the sheet material for electrode to be laminated on the surface of a current collector... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20070020515 - Lithium secondary battery: A lithium secondary battery, in which electrolyte impregnation capability is improved, even in the case of a high-density electrode assembly, by forming a bottom insulator plate with a structure to facilitate the impregnation of the electrode assembly with an electrolyte. The bottom insulator plate may be formed with a plurality... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20070020516 - Foldable battery cartridge and middle or large-sized battery module: Disclosed herein is a battery cartridge having two or more unit cells mounted therein, wherein the battery cartridge includes a rotation part, which is formed at a cartridge case constructed generally with a plate-shaped structure, in the longitudinal direction of the battery cartridge and/or in the lateral direction of the... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20070020517 - Cylindrical lithium secondary battery and method of fabricating the same: A cylindrical lithium secondary battery including a winding-type electrode assembly having a first electrode plate to which a first electrode tap is attached, a second electrode plate to which a second electrode tap is attached, and a separator interposed between the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate. A... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20070020518 - Cylindrical cell and manufacturing method thereof: A cylindrical battery includes: an electrode plate assembly (5); a positive electrode collector (10) welded to a projecting portion of a core material for a positive electrode of the electrode plate assembly (5); a negative electrode collector (11) that includes a plurality of projections (12) at its lower surface and... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20070020519 - Anode active material, manufacturing method thereof and lithium battery using the anode active material: Provided are an anode active material for a lithium secondary battery, a manufacturing method of the anode active material, and a lithium secondary battery using the anode active material. More particularly, an anode active material for a lithium secondary battery having a high capacity and an excellent cycle lifetime, a... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20070020522 - Alloy composition for lithium ion batteries: Alloy compositions, lithium ion batteries, and methods of making lithium ion batteries are described. The lithium ion batteries have anodes that contain an alloy composition that includes a) silicon, b) aluminum, c) transition metal, d) tin, e) indium, and f) a sixth element that contains yttrium, a lanthanide element, an... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20070020521 - Alloy compositions for lithium ion batteries: Alloy compositions, lithium ion batteries, and methods of making lithium ion batteries are described. The lithium ion batteries have anodes that contain an alloy composition that includes a) silicon, b) aluminum, c) transition metal, d) tin, and e) a fifth element that contains yttrium, a lanthanide element, an actinide element,... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20070020523 - Battery: A battery capable of improving cycle characteristics is provided. An anode contains Si as an element. Where the Li insertion amount per unit area when the anode is fully charged is A, the Li amount capable of being electronically inserted per unit area of the anode is B, and the... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20070020520 - Negative electrode for battery and battery using the same: A negative electrode for a battery has a collector, active material layer, and inorganic compound layer. The active material layer is formed on the collector. The inorganic compound layer is formed on the surface of the active material layer. The inorganic compound layer is expressed by general formula LixPTyOz or... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20070020524 - Electrode including si-containing material layer and porous film, and lithium battery employing the same: An electrode which has a Si-containing material layer and a porous film, and a lithium battery employing the same. In the electrode, the Si-containing material layer is applied on an electrode current collector and/or an electrode active material to protect the surface of the electrode current collector from oxidation. Also,... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell

20070020525 - Lithium rechargeable battery: A lithium rechargeable battery includes a separator that shows excellent safety characteristics such as short circuit resistance and heat resistance. The lithium rechargeable battery includes a cathode, an anode, a separator that separates the cathode and the anode from each other, and a non-aqueous electrolyte, wherein the separator includes a... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20070020526 - Polymers with low band gaps and high charge mobility: Polymers with low band gaps and high charge mobility, as well as related systems, methods and components are disclosed.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20070020527 - Polymer electrolyte, half-cell for electrochemical measurements, as well as the use thereof: A polymer electrolyte for an electrochemical half-cell, such as a reference half-cell, contains a polymer which can be produced by polymerization of N-acryloyl-amino-ethoxy-ethanol or by co-polymerization of N-acryloyl-amino-ethoxy-ethanol with at least one further monomer component.... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20070020528 - Alloy compositions for lithium ion batteries: Alloy compositions are described for use in anodes of lithium ion batteries. The alloy compositions contain (a) tin, (b) a second element that includes silicon, aluminum, or a combination thereof, (c) a third element that includes yttrium, a lanthanide element, an actinide element, or a combination thereof and an optional... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20070020529 - Organic electrolytic solution and lithium battery employing the same: An organic electrolytic solution is provided. The electrolytic solution comprises a lithium salt, an organic solvent comprising a first solvent having a high dielectric constant and a second solvent having a low boiling point, and a surfactant having a hydrophilic segment with two ends, each end being connected to a... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

  
01/18/2007 > 51 patent applications in 28 patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing

20070015014 - Fuel cell system and process for controlling the same: A fuel cell system comprising a fuel cell, which generates power by supplying anode gas and cathode gas into the fuel cell, a compressor which controls the amount of the gas to be supplied into the fuel cell, and a pressure control valve which controls the gas pressure of the... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP

20070015013 - Heated o-ring: A heated O-ring that has particular application for providing sealing in the connector region of a compressed hydrogen storage tank in a fuel cell system. In one embodiment, an electrical heating wire is wound through the O-ring so that resistive heating is provide by applying an electrical potential to the... Agent: Cary W. Brooks General Motors Corporation, Legal Staff

20070015015 - Solid oxide fuel cell: An object of the present invention is to provide a solid oxide fuel cell assembled with an internal reforming mechanism stable and efficient over a long period. To achieve the object, in the present invention, a fuel-electrode layer 3 and an air-electrode layer 4 are disposed on both surfaces of... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20070015016 - Fuel cell system and mobile body: The fuel cell 60 comprises a proton-conductive, solid electrolyte layer and a hydrogen-permeable metal layer joined to the electrolyte layer. When the fuel cell 60 generates power, reformed gas produced in a reformer 62 is supplied as fuel gas to the anode of the fuel cell 60. When power generation... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20070015018 - Information processing apparatus and operation control method: An information processing apparatus includes a main body to which a fuel cell unit is connectable. The fuel cell unit includes a fuel cell and a controller which controls a power generation operation of the fuel cell. The information processing apparatus also includes a control unit provided in the main... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20070015017 - System stability improvements tolerating increased nitrogen cross-over: A control strategy for removing nitrogen from the anode side of a fuel cell stack. The control strategy includes using a bleed valve to remove the nitrogen during the operation of the fuel cell stack until the stack ages to a point where the bleed valve is maintained open, but... Agent: Cary W. Brooks General Motors Corporation

20070015019 - Fuel cell and heating device of a fuel cell: The invention relates to a fuel cell comprising a separator plate that is positioned between electrolyte-electrode units, said plate consisting of two embossed panels with contact surfaces that rest against one another. A fluidic chamber for a coolant is configured between the two pans and a fluidic chamber for a... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20070015020 - Multi-stage rapid vaporization apparatus and method: A vaporizer is provided for vaporizing liquid in a fluid stream. The vaporizer includes at least two heat exchangers serially arranged in a direction of flow of the fluid stream through the vaporizer for vaporizing liquid in the fluid stream in stages. The heat exchangers each comprise a first plurality... Agent: Cary W. Brooks General Motors Corporation

20070015021 - Canless bi-cell: The invention provides a substantially flat, planar, metal-air canless bi-cell having two major surfaces formed of oppositely-disposed spaced-apart gas-permeable liquid-impermeable air-electrode cathodic material, defining therebetween a space containing a fluid anodic material comprising anodic metal particles and electrolyte.... Agent: Stephan A. Pendorf Pendorf & Cutliff

20070015022 - Ion conductive composite membrane using inorganic conductor and method of manufacturing the same: A ion-conductive composite membrane and a method of manufacturing the same, the membrane including phosphate platelets, a silicon compound, and a Keggin-type oxometalate and/or Keggin-type heteropoly acid, wherein the phosphate platelets are three-dimensionally connected to each other via the silicon compound and a method of manufacturing the same. An electrolyte... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20070015025 - Membrane electrode assembly for solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell: The present invention provides a membrane electrode assembly for solid polymer electrolyte fuel cells, which has superior hot water resistance, superior mechanical properties, superior power generating performance, and higher proton conductivity, even when a large number of sulfonic acid groups are introduced. The solid polymer electrolyte membrane has constitutional units... Agent: Arent Fox PLLC

20070015024 - Membrane-electrode assembly for solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell: A membrane-electrode assembly for solid polymer electrolyte fuel cells, in which a sulfonic acid is an ion exchange group, and the heat resistance is superior, is provided. The membrane-electrode assembly for solid polymer electrolyte fuel cells contains a polymer including a principal chain that forms polyphenylene structure, a branched chain... Agent: Arent Fox PLLC

20070015026 - Membrane-electrode assembly for solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell: A membrane electrode assembly for solid polymer electrolyte fuel cells exhibits higher proton conductivity and superior thermal resistance, in which the solid polymer electrolyte membrane has a nitrogen atom and a sulfonic acid group, and a principal chain of a constitutional unit is a phenylene bond, is provided. In particular,... Agent: Arent Fox PLLC

20070015027 - Oxide ion conductor: An La2O3 powder and an SiO2 powder are mixed with each other, and then heated. By heating, a porous material of LaXSi6O1.5X+12 (8≦X≦10) as a composite oxide is produced. Subsequently, the porous material is pulverized to obtain a powder, and the powder is added to a solvent to prepare a... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP

20070015023 - Polymer membrane for a fuel cell, a method of preparing the same, and a membrane-electrode assembly fuel cell system comprising the same: A polymer electrolyte membrane for a fuel cell, a method of preparing the same, and a fuel cell system comprising the same. The polymer electrolyte membrane includes a metal-bound inorganic ion-conductive salt and an ion-conductive cation exchange resin.... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20070015028 - Proton conductor and method for manufacturing the same, and electrochemical device: A proton conductor, a method for manufacturing the same, and an electrochemical device using the proton conductor are provided. The proton conductor includes a carbon derivative which has a carbon material selected from the group consisting of a fullerene molecule, a cluster consisting essentially of carbon, a fiber-shaped carbon anPlease... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLC

20070015029 - Coated steel bipolar plates: In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, an electrochemical conversion assembly comprises a plurality of electrochemical conversion cells and a plurality of electrically conductive bipolar plates. The electrochemical conversion cells are configured to communicate with first and second reactant supplies. Adjacent ones of the electrochemical conversion cells are... Agent: Cary W. Brooks General Motors Corporation

20070015034 - Conductive mono atomic layer coatings for fuel cell bipolar plates: An electrically conductive separator element and assembly for a fuel cell which comprises an electrically conductive substrate having a monoatomic layer coating overlying the substrate. The monatomic layer coating may comprise an electrically conductive material, for example, a noble metal, desirably Ru, Rh, Pd, Ag, Ir, Os and preferably Au.... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff

20070015031 - Discharged fuel diluter: A discharged fuel diluter for a fuel cell includes: a dilution case which defines a dilution space; an offgas introduction pipe which penetrates the dilution case, supplying offgas discharged from the fuel cell in the case; a partitioning member having a rib provided in the dilution case; and a dilution... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP

20070015030 - Fuel cartridge and direct liquid feed fuel cell system having the same: A liquid fuel cartridge and a direct liquid feed fuel cell system having the liquid fuel cartridge. The direct liquid feed fuel cell system includes: a housing having a cartridge inserting groove and a longitudinal opening in the cartridge inserting groove; a fuel cell located in the housing and composed... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20070015032 - Method and apparatus for water management of a fuel cell system: A method and apparatus for water management in a direct oxidation fuel cell system includes a direct oxidation fuel cell, including: a housing surrounding an anode, a cathode, a protonically conductive electronically non-conductive membrane electrolyte disposed between the anode and the cathode, a current collector, and a gas-permeable liquid-impermeable membrane... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP - Patent Group

20070015033 - Single cell for fuel cell and solid oxide fuel cell: A single cell for a solid oxide fuel cell, in which a solid electrolyte layer is sandwiched by an upper electrode layer and a lower electrode layer. This single cell includes a substrate having openings and an insulating and stress absorbing layer stacked on an upper surface of this substrate.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20070015037 - Cao fuel cell stack with large specific reactive surface area: A fuel cell stack is constructed based on a plurality of micro fuel cell units having a generally circular cross section. Each micro fuel cell unit includes an electric conductive tube that comprises a porous wall section and a non-permeable wall section, an inner electrode being disposed coaxially around and... Agent: Yiding Cao

20070015036 - Electrically conductive metal fluid distribution plate for fuel cells: In at least one embodiment, the present invention provides an electrically conductive fluid distribution plate and a method of making, and system for using, the electrically conductive fluid distribution plate. In at least one embodiment, the plate comprises an electrically conductive fluid distribution plate comprising a metallic plate body defining... Agent: Cary W. Brooks General Motors Corporation

20070015039 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell includes electrolyte electrode assemblies and a pair of separators sandwiching the electrolyte electrode assemblies. Each of the separators has a first small diameter end portion to form a fuel gas supply passage therein, and circular disks sandwiching the electrolyte electrode assemblies to form a fuel gas flow... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP

20070015038 - Fuel cell separator and method of manufacturing the same: A method of manufacturing a fuel cell separator, includes the steps of: preparing a first sheet, which is formed with a main material containing, therein, expanded graphite material and binder, and a second sheet configured to face at least one of surfaces which are formed at an outer edge portion... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20070015035 - Lightweight direct methanol fuel cell and supporting systems: A lightweight direct methanol fuel cell unit (20) comprising a fuel cell stack (24) enclosed within a housing (22). In one embodiment the fuel cell stack includes a plurality of polymer electrolyte membrane electrode assemblies (52) stacked alternatingly with a plurality of bipolar plates (48). Each bipolar plate includes a... Agent: Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC

20070015041 - Membrane-electrode assemblies: Membrane-electrode assemblies are provided which have polymer electrolyte membranes capable of maintaining an adequately wet condition even at high temperatures and have superior generating properties. The membrane-electrode assembly includes an ion exchange resin membrane, an anode catalyst layer including catalyst-supported carbon and an ion exchange resin, and a cathode catalyst... Agent: Arent Fox PLLC

20070015040 - Novel electrolytes to enhance oxygen reduction reaction (orr) in the cathode layer of pem fuel cell: Improved polymer-based materials are described, for example for use as an electrode binder in a fuel cell. A fuel cell according to an example of the present invention comprises a first electrode including a catalyst and an electrode binder, a second electrode, and an electrolyte located between the first electrode... Agent: Thomas E. Anderson Gifford, Krass, Groh, Sprinkle

20070015043 - Fuel cell having metalized gas diffusion layer: A fuel cell is described and which includes an ion exchange membrane; an electrode positioned in ion exchanging relation relative to the ion exchange membrane; a gas diffusion layer borne by the electrode and having an outwardly facing surface; a porous metal coating comprising one or more elements selected from... Agent: Wells St. John P.s.

20070015042 - Multi-layer diffusion medium substrate: A multi-layer diffusion medium substrate having improved mechanical properties is disclosed. The diffusion medium substrate includes at least one stiff layer and at least one compressible layer. The at least one stiff layer has a greater stiffness in the x-y direction as compared to the at least one compressible layer.... Agent: Cary W. Brooks General Motors Corporation

20070015044 - Solid oxide fuel cell directly utilizing flame: A solid oxide fuel cell that directly utilizes a flame according to the present invention has a solid oxide substrate, a cathode electrode layer formed on one surface, and an anode electrode layer 3 formed on the opposite surface and a platinum mesh is embedded in the entire surfaces of... Agent: Chadbourne & Parke, L.L.P.

20070015045 - High performance anode-supported solid oxide fuel cell: Disclosed is an anode supporter for a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC). The SOFC comprises an anode supporter having a high gas permeability, a high electrical conductivity, a high electrochemical activity, a high mechanical strength, and a large area; an anode functional layer for attenuating a surface defect of the... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20070015046 - Lithium secondary battery: A lithium secondary battery has protrusions or depressions formed on a surface of a gasket, which makes contact with a safety vent, so that gas, which is generated inside the battery, and an electrolyte, do not leak, thereby improving the safety.... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20070015047 - Bipolar battery and vehicle that contains the batteries: The disclosure is directed to a bipolar battery that is constructed to improve battery performance by reducing distortions within electrode material of the bipolar battery. The bipolar battery includes multiple battery elements that each include multiple unit batteries. Each unit battery contains a conductor having a positive electrode layer and... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert, P. A.

20070015048 - Lithium secondary battery containing capsule for controlled-release of additives: Provided is a lithium secondary battery comprising a controlled-release capsule which continuously releases a desired amount of additives necessary for electrolytes or electrodes at a constant level and is included in an electrolyte and/or an electrode material, thereby providing inherent effects of additives while simultaneously minimizing adverse side reactions of... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20070015049 - Cooling device for a battery pack and rechargeable battery: In a battery pack including rechargeable batteries arranged in parallel, a cooling medium path for allowing a cooling medium to horizontally flow be formed between the rechargeable batteries. A cooling medium delivery device for delivering the cooling medium to the cooling medium path is provided so as to reduce a... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20070015050 - Battery module for medium or large size battery pack: Disclosed herein is a battery module for medium- or large-sized battery packs, including a plurality of unit cells, wherein the unit cells are generally plate-shaped unit cells, and the unit cells are electrically connected with each other while the unit cells are arranged in a module case so as to... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20070015051 - Secondary battery: The present invention is a secondary battery comprising the package shell, secondary battery core component and electrolyte. The package shell is made of the print circuit board (PCB) material and encloses the secondary battery core component. The electrolyte is filled inside the enclosed space of package shell. The secondary battery... Agent: G. Link Co., Ltd

20070015052 - Battery terminal: Based on a body (1) wherein a clamp (2) is defined, with its corresponding screws (3) and nut (4), for the tightening thereof on the battery post, said body (1) incorporates at its end opposite to the clamp (2) a pair of cylindrical necks (6-9), with parallel axes, with opposite... Agent: Bruce E. Harang

20070015053 - Lithium battery with surfactant coated electrode: Disclosed herein is a lithium battery wherein a surfactant is combined with one or more electrodes to produce a more efficient and safer battery. This combination appears to preclude the normal development of a solid electrolyte interface (SEI) on the electrodes as occurs with electrodes that are not coated with... Agent: Stephen J. Gaudet Perkins Smith & Cohen

20070015054 - Alkaline battery: In an alkaline battery including a cathode mixture including gamma-manganese dioxide and lambda-manganese dioxide, an anode, and an alkaline electrolyte, the weight ratio of the lambda-manganese dioxide to the gamma-manganese dioxide is set to 0.5/100 to 4.5/100, and the average particle size of the lambda-manganese dioxide is set to 3... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20070015055 - Cathode active material comprising additive for improving overdischarge-performance and lithium secondary battery using the same: Disclosed is a cathode active material providing a cell performance that is not adversely affected by overdischarge, and a lithium secondary cell using the same. More particularly, the cathode active material for a lithium secondary cell comprises a lithium-transition metal oxide capable of lithium ion intercalation/deintercalation, wherein the cathode active... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20070015056 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery-use cathode material, production method therefor, non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery-use cathode and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery using the cathode material: In order to provide a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery negative electrode material that has an excellent discharging capacity, the charge/discharge efficiency and the charge load characteristics, a manufacturing method thereof, a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery negative electrode with the negative electrode material and a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, the invention... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20070015057 - Nonaqueous electrolytic secondary battery and method of producing anode material thereof: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery having a positive electrode made of a carbonaceous material, an electrolyte containing a lithium salt, and a negative electrode made of metallic lithium or a material capable of occluding and releasing lithium, wherein said positive electrode is formed from a boronized graphitic material containing boron... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20070015058 - Positive electrode for lithium secondary battery, and lithium secondary battery using the same: A positive electrode for use in a lithium secondary battery comprises a positive electrode current collector, and a positive electrode film which is carried on the positive electrode current collector and includes a plurality of mixture layers. The positive electrode film contains, as a positive electrode active material, two or... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20070015059 - Ionic conductive side-chain-type polymer electrolyte, precursor thereof, and lithium secondary battery: p

20070015060 - Thin-film batteries with soft and hard electrolyte layers and method: A method and apparatus for making thin-film batteries having composite multi-layered electrolytes with soft electrolyte between hard electrolyte covering the negative and/or positive electrode, and the resulting batteries. In some embodiments, foil-core cathode sheets each having a cathode material (e.g., LiCoO2) covered by a hard electrolyte on both sides, and... Agent: Lemaire Patent Law Firm, P.l.l.c.

20070015061 - Thin-film batteries with polymer and lipon electrolyte layers and method: A method and apparatus for making thin-film batteries having composite multi-layered electrolytes with soft electrolyte between hard electrolyte covering the negative and/or positive electrode, and the resulting batteries. In some embodiments, foil-core cathode sheets each having a cathode material (e.g., LiCoO2) covered by a hard electrolyte on both sides, and... Agent: Lemaire Patent Law Firm, P.l.l.c.

20070015062 - Additive for nonaqueous electrolyte and secondary battery using the same: wherein R is a halogen atom, or a halogen-substituted or non-substituted C1˜C10 alkyl group or alkenyl group. An electrode comprising a passivation layer partially or totally formed on a surface thereof, wherein the passivation layer comprises a compound represented by the following Formula 1 or a chemical reaction product thereof,... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20070015063 - Nonaqueous electrolyte solution and lithium ion secondary battery: A nonaqueous solvent in a nonaqueous electrolytic solution in a lithium-ion secondary battery 1 contains propylene carbonate (PC), a first compound expressed by formula (I), and a second compound expressed by formula (II). The content of PC in the nonaqueous solvent is at least 10 volume %. The content X... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

  
01/11/2007 > 51 patent applications in 28 patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing

20070009770 - Electronic equipment, and battery pack and load apparatus used in the same: Electronic equipment is provided in which a bi-directional voltage converter is connected between a fuel cell and a secondary battery, and a load apparatus is connected in parallel to the fuel cell. Further, if a plurality of voltage converters are provided, when each output voltage is closer to an output... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20070009771 - Batteries and battery components with magnetically modified manganese dioxide: Battery electrodes with desirable discharge performance comprise manganese oxide and magnetic particles. Corresponding power cells have improved specific discharge capacities. Furthermore, magnetically modified manganese dioxide electrodes are found to have significantly improved cycling properties that suggest the possibility for improved performance secondary batteries.... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20070009772 - Anode effluent control in fuel cell power plant: A fuel cell stack (1) performs power generation using an anode gas having hydrogen as its main component, and after a power generation reaction, the anode gas is discharged as anode effluent. The anode effluent is re-circulated into the anode gas through a return passage (5). The return passage (5)... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20070009774 - Joint-cycle high-efficiency fuel cell system with power generating expander: The efficiency of a combination reformer/fuel cell system is significantly improved by recapturing the energy value of heat generated in the fuel cell and producing additional power. The cooling water from the fuel cell is mixed, entirely or in part, with sufficient or excess compressed air, and at least partially... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20070009773 - Method for activating solid polymer fuel cell: By using a fuel cell having a membrane electrode assembly having and electrolyte membrane 100 formed by a polymer electrolyte membrane, and an anode 101 and a cathode 102 carrying a catalytic metal and sandwiching electrolyte membrane 100. The anode 101 and the cathode 102 are in electrical connection, and... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20070009775 - Fuel cell stack: A fuel cell stack includes an electricity generating element, which generates electrical energy through a reaction of a fuel and oxygen. The electricity generating element includes a membrane-electrode assembly (MEA), a first separator positioned at a first side of the MEA and having a heat sink element positioned therein for... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20070009776 - Continuous process for producing polymer electrolyte membrane and apparatus therefor: f

20070009777 - Membrane electrode complex and solid type fuel cell using it:

20070009778 - Proton conducting membrane using a solid acid: A solid acid material is used as a proton conducting membrane in an electrochemical device. The solid acid material can be one of a plurality of different kinds of materials. A binder can be added, and that binder can be either a nonconducting or a conducting binder. Nonconducting binders can... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20070009779 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell includes a membrane electrode assembly and an anode side metal separator and a cathode side metal separator sandwiching the membrane electrode assembly. An oxygen-containing gas flows in an oxygen-containing gas flow field in a horizontal direction. A coolant flows in a coolant flow field in a vertical... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP

20070009780 - Sealing of multi-height surfaces: Fuel cell gaskets are employed to seal around an individual cell of a fuel cell assembly. The individual cell includes a membrane electrode assembly where some of the components do not extend as close to the perimeter of the cell as others, thereby creating a gap. The gaskets, which may... Agent: Freudenberg-nok General Partnership Legal Department

20070009781 - Flow field plates for fuel cells: This invention relates to a type of flow field plate for fuel cells. The flow field plates include cathode flow field plates and anode flow field plates. There are one or more flowpaths, gas entrances and gas exits on both the cathode and anode flow field plates. One end of... Agent: Emil Chang Law Offices Of Emil Chang

20070009782 - Flow path structure, production method thereof and fuel cell system: A flow path structure is provided with: a first flow path member having a plurality of through grooves, the through grooves being disposed adjacent to each other; a second flow path member having a fitting portion, in the fitting portion the first flow path member being fitted; a third flow... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20070009783 - Hybrid membrane-electrode assembly with minimal interfacial resistance and preparation method thereof: The present invention provides a membrane-electrode assembly comprising: electrodes consisting of a anode comprising a gas diffusion layer and a catalyst material-containing active layer, and an cathode comprising a diffusion layer and a catalyst material-containing active layer; and an electrolyte membrane interposed between the anode and the cathode and comprising... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20070009784 - Materials system for intermediate-temperature sofc based on doped lanthanum-gallate electrolyte: The invention provides for a stable materials system for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC). Without limitation, a solid electrolyte layer can include a Sr-and-Mg doped lanthanum gallate layer, such as La0.9Sr0.1Ga0.8Mg0.2O3, (LSGM), or a bi-layer semiconductor electrolyte (comprising, for example, donor doped SrTiO3 in an n-type first semiconductor... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20070009785 - Sealed rechargeable battery: In a closure assembly for sealed rechargeable batteries, upon a metallic foil is placed a spacer having an aperture that is larger than an upwardly protruding portion of the foil but smaller than the outside diameter of the foil, and upon a metallic safety vent is placed either a spacer... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20070009786 - Connection unit for the connection of electrical components to a motor vehicle battery: The invention relates to a connection unit for the connection of electrical and/or electronic components to a pole of a motor vehicle battery comprising a first conductor section that can be connected to a battery pole; a second conductor section originating from the first conductor section and including a main... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20070009787 - Method and apparatus for mounting, cooling, connecting and protecting batteries: A system and method mounts batteries in a substrate or insert to a substrate, electrically connects them via a set of conductors, and cools them using air, or cooling tubes having a flow of air or coolant running in opposite directions past each of the batteries.... Agent: Innovation Partners

20070009788 - Battery interface for mobile device: An interface for a mobile device battery is disclosed. The interface includes a U-shaped element, including an interior side and an exterior side, wherein a mobile device battery can be coupled to the interior side of the U-shaped element. The interface further includes at least one terminal coupled to the... Agent: Richard S. Ross, Esq.

20070009789 - Electrochemical cell having a pocket separator design: An electrochemical cell comprising a cathode material contacted to a perforated current collector having a portion left uncovered and an anode material contacted to an anode current collector is described. A separator sheet segregating the anode from direct contact with the cathode is folded back upon itself along a crease... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd

20070009790 - Lightweight connectors for lead-acid storage batteries: A lightweight connector is provided for lead-acid storage batteries of the type having a plurality of cells, each including alternating positive and negative plates, each plate including an upstanding lug, and a partition separating adjacent cells. The connector comprises at least one cell plate connector including a wall with a... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

20070009792 - Battery: A battery including an electrode assembly including first and second electrodes, a lead element electrically connected to the first electrode, and an external terminal electrically connected to the lead element, wherein the lead element includes a fixing member configured to hold the lead element against the first electrode.... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20070009791 - Electrical insulation system and method for electrical power storage component separation: An electrical insulation system and method for electrical power storage component separation is disclosed. Some implementations of the system use various forms of polyurethane elastomer based material such as tapes to electrically separate various components of electrical power storage devices such as battery packs. These components can include cells, connecting... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP

20070009793 - Rechargeable battery and method of manufacturing the same: A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly comprising a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator interposed therebetween, the electrode assembly having an uncoated region; a case for housing the electrode assembly; an outer terminal; a cap assembly combined with the case and sealing the case, and combined with... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20070009794 - Nonaqueous electrolyte battery, battery pack and vehicle: A nonaqueous electrolyte battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a case formed of a film and including a heat sealed section formed on at least one edge portion of the case. The negative electrode contains a negative electrode active material having a lithium ion insertion potential not... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20070009795 - Film-clad battery and method of producing film-clad battery: A joint section where covering films 2a, 2b of film-covered battery 1 are heat-sealed together is formed with flat surface 6′ having thickness t1 and groove 6 having thickness t2. Groove 6 serves to reduce the projection area of film-covered battery 1 by folding side 2c toward receiving section 2a1... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20070009796 - Hydrogen absorbing alloy powder and nickel-metal hydride battery using the same: A hydrogen absorbing alloy powder includes an intermetallic compound having an AB5 type crystal structure and containing La for an A site element and Ni for a B site element. The powder contains La by 20 wt % or more and metallic Ni by from 2.0 wt % to 10... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20070009798 - Negative electrode active material, nonaqueous electrolyte battery, battery pack and vehicle: A negative electrode active material includes lithium-titanium composite oxide porous particles having an average pore size of 50 to 500 Å.... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20070009797 - Nonaqueous eletrolyte battery, battery pack and vehicle: n

20070009799 - Electrochemical cell having a partially oxidized conductor: An electrochemical cell having an aqueous electrolyte and an electrode with partially oxidized graphite mixed with an electrochemically active material is disclosed. The graphite is oxidized on its surface and within a specified range to improve the aqueous electrolyte's ability to diffuse into the electrode. The weight ratio of active... Agent: Michael C. Pophal Eveready Battery Company Inc

20070009800 - Novel electrode active material for a secondary electrochemical cell: The invention provides a novel polyanion-based electrode active material for use in a secondary or rechargeable electrochemical cell having a first electrode, a second electrode and an electrolyte.... Agent: Valence Technology, Inc.

20070009801 - 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: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20070009802 - Thin film buried anode battery: A reverse configuration, lithium thin film battery (300) having a buried lithium anode layer (305) and process for making the same. The present invention is formed from a precursor composite structure (200) made by depositing electrolyte layer (204) onto substrate (201), followed by sequential depositions of cathode layer (203) and... Agent: Paul J. White Senior Counsel

20070009803 - Lithium rechargeable battery: A lithium rechargeable battery, which includes a separator having excellent mechanical strength such as elastic strength, swelling resistance, heat resistance, and peel strength. The lithium rechargeable battery includes a cathode, an anode, a separator for separating both electrodes from each other, and a non-aqueous electrolyte, wherein the separator includes a... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell

20070009804 - Heteroatomic polymers as safer electrolytes for magnesium batteries: An electrolyte is described that represents a new composition of matter. This electrolyte contains alternating electronegative group III-VI elements connected with hydrocarbon or fluorocarbon linkages to form a polyalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl heteroatomic that is used in combination with magnesium ions. These materials can also be combined with magnesium salts or... Agent: Phoenix Innovation, Inc.

20070009805 - Polymer electrolyte: A polymer based electrolyte complex being configured to provide ion transport, said complex comprising: a plurality of ion conducting polymers, each polymer of said plurality of polymers comprising an amphiphilic repeating unit, said polymers being arranged as a lattice of ionophobic repeating unit regions and ionophilic repeating unit channels, said... Agent: Wiggin And Dana LLP Attention: Patent Docketing

20070009806 - Electrolyte for lithium secondary battery and a lithium secondary battery including the same: An electrolyte for a lithium secondary battery and a lithium secondary battery having the electrolyte, the electrolyte including a lithium salt; a non-aqueous organic solvent including γ-butyrolactone-; and a succinic anhydride.... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

  
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