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Chemistry: electrical current producing apparatus, product, and process May archived by USPTO category 05/08Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 05/29/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20080124585 - Compositions and methods for bioelectricity production: The invention provides a microbial fuel cell having a dissimilatory metal-reducing microbe expressing exogenous or native ATPase subunits, the ATPase subunits assembling into an active ATP synthase and consuming ATP in a futile cycle. The dissimilatory metal-reducing microbe can include an organism selected from the organisms set forth in Table... Agent: Mcdermott, Will & Emery
20080124586 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system including a fuel cell module and a pump is provided. The fuel cell module includes a membrane electrode assembly and an anode flow-channel plate disposed beside the membrane electrode assembly. The anode flow-channel plate has a reaction tank. The reaction tank is a hollow tank chamber... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20080124587 - Electrically conductive, hydrophilic and acid resistant film: A metallic plate for fuel cell application includes a chemically modified metal oxide coating. The modified metal oxide coating advantageously has a predetermined contact angle and is electrically conductive. A method of forming the modified metal oxide includes treating an unmodified oxide with a chemical solution and/or by heating.... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20080124588 - Fuel cell: A simple, inexpensive and highly efficient fuel cell has boundary structures made of a photo-sensitive material in combination with selective patterning. Printed circuit board (PCB) fabrication techniques combine boundary structures with two and three dimensional electrical flow path. Photo-sensitive material and PCB fabrication techniques are alternately or combined utilized for... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm, Inc.
20080124592 - Combined energy storage and fuel generation with reversible fuel cells: An electrochemical system includes a reversible fuel cell system which generates electrical energy and reactant product from fuel and oxidizer in a fuel cell mode and which generates the fuel and oxidant from the reactant product and the electrical energy in an electrolysis mode. The system also includes a reactant... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20080124591 - Evaporatively cooled hybrid pem fuel cell power plant assembly: A PEM fuel cell power plant includes fuel cells, each of which has a cathode reactant flow field plate which is substantially impermeable to fluids, a coolant source, and a fluid permeable anode reactant flow field plate adjacent to said coolant source. The anode reactant flow field plates pass coolant... Agent: William W. Jones
20080124593 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system, includes: 1) a fuel cell including: i) a fuel electrode to which a fuel gas is supplied, and ii) an oxidant electrode to which an oxidant gas reacting with the fuel gas for a generating operation is supplied; and 2) a fuel gas supplier supplying the... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20080124590 - Fuel cell systems with fuel utilization and oxidation monitoring: A solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) system includes at least one oxygen partial pressure sensor or at least one open circuit voltage fuel cell (OCVFC) sensor which is fluidly integrated with said SOFC system.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20080124589 - Fuel cell with hydrogen internal recirculation: A unit consisting of a fuel cell, provided with a first ion-exchange membrane, and an electrolysis cell, equipped with a second ion-exchange membrane, capable of operating as an electrochemical hydrogen pump in which the electrolysis cell sucks in the discharge gas of the fuel cell anodic compartment which contains hydrogen... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080124594 - Fuel cell system having reliable air supply line: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack generating electric power using an electrochemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen, a fuel process unit supplying reformed gas to the fuel cell stack by reforming an electricity generation material into the reformed gas that is rich in hydrogen, and an air... Agent: LexyoumeIPGroup, LLC
20080124595 - Fuel cell system and operation method therefor: A fuel cell system is capable of determining abnormalities in an aqueous solution supply without providing new sensors for abnormality detection. A fuel cell system includes a cell stack, and an aqueous solution supply arranged to supply the cell stack with aqueous methanol solution. The aqueous solution supply is capable... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20080124596 - Feedback-based control of a pem fuel cell for high temperature protection: A fuel cell system that employs an algorithm for limiting the current output from a fuel cell stack using feedback during high stack temperature operation. The system includes a PID controller that receives an error signal that is the difference between the cooling fluid output temperature from the stack and... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation
20080124597 - Hollow-shaped membrane electrode assembly for fuel cell and hollow-type fuel cell: There is provided a hollow-shaped membrane electrode assembly for a fuel cell capable of improving power density per unit volume, wherein the hollow-shaped membrane electrode assembly for a fuel cell comprises a hollow solid electrolyte membrane, an outer electrode layer formed on the outer circumferential surface of the solid electrolyte... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20080124598 - Activation of solid oxide fuel cell electrode surfaces: A solid oxide fuel cell that is capable of increased power density is disclosed. A ceramic electrolyte comprising at least one surface, wherein at least a portion of at least one surface is substantially free of segregated impurities is also disclosed. A solid oxide fuel cell comprising an anode and... Agent: Corning Incorporated
20080124599 - Zinc-air battery: The present invention discloses a zinc-air battery. It adopts a tubular cathode tube to accelerate oxygen supply and cooling by facilitating air flow, and a zinc plate or powder is used for anode, and caustic potash (KOH) is used for electrolyte. Especially for the sake of user convenience, the electrolyte... Agent: Coleman Sudol Sapone, P.C.
20080124601 - Device with ceramic thin plate member and metal thin plate member: A device includes a ceramic thin plate member including a fired ceramic sheet; and a metal thin plate member having an outer shape larger than that of the ceramic thin plate member. An outer circumferential portion of the ceramic thin plate member is joined to the metal thin plate member.... Agent: Burr & Brown
20080124600 - Fuel cell: An electrode membrane structure includes a solid electrolyte membrane of a polymer material, and a fuel electrode and an air electrode stacked on both sides of the solid electrolyte membrane. The fuel electrode is formed of an anode catalyst layer and a fuel electrode collector, and the air electrode is... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080124602 - Method for the manufacture of reversible solid oxide cells: A method of producing a reversible solid oxide cell. The method includes the steps of tape casting an anode support layer on a support (1); tape casting an anode layer on a support (2); tape casting an electrolyte layer on a support (3); and either laminating said anode layer on... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20080124603 - Mixed reactants and electrolyte fuel cell: The working principle of this invention is that the electrolyte can reach any sites that the reactants can reach, thus the working ions produced from the reactants' reactions on the catalyst sites can be transported immediately inside the electrolyte; it could further increase the number of possible reactions sites of... Agent: Jiahua Han
20080124604 - Solid alkaline fuel cell comprising ion exchange membrane: The present invention provides solid alkaline fuel cells comprising anion exchange membranes which comprise diamines or polyamines coupled to a support polymer via a sulfonamide linkage. At least one nitrogen atom of the diamine or polyamine is a quaternized nitrogen atom acting as an anion exchange group. The anion exchange... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080124605 - Solid electrolyte and manufacturing method of the same: A solid electrolyte includes a metal part having a hydrogen permeability and a metal oxide part having a proton conductivity. The metal part and the metal oxide part are formed integrally. A boundary face formed at a boundary between the hydrogen permeable metal part and the solid electrolyte part is... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20080124606 - Stretched proton exchange membrane: A proton exchange membrane includes a semi-permeable polyelectrolyte films that extends along an axis. The polyelectrolyte film is stretched along the axis and remains stretched when immersed in a methanol or methanol and water solutions.... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino, LLP
20080124608 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell includes a plurality of electrolyte electrode assemblies and a pair of separators sandwiching the electrolyte electrode assemblies. A substantially ring shaped stopper is formed integrally with a plate of the separator. The stopper has a guide inclined surface, and the guide inclined surface contacts an anode inclined... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP
20080124609 - Fuel cell: A simple, inexpensive and highly efficient fuel cell has boundary structures made of a photo-sensitive material in combination with selective patterning. Printed circuit board (PCB) fabrication techniques combine boundary structures with two and three dimensional electrical flow path. Photo-sensitive material and PCB fabrication techniques are alternately or combined utilized for... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm, Inc.
20080124607 - Powdered fuel cell: A powdered fuel cell includes current collectors, fuel chambers, porous membranes, electrolyte chambers and gas diffusion electrodes. The porous membranes pass oxide the formed from the reacted fuel through the holes thereof and block the unreacted powdered fuel; the electrolyte chambers provide the storage space for electrolyte so as to... Agent: Hdsl
20080124610 - Biopolar plate, in particular for a fuel cell: The invention relates to a bipolar plate (1) for a fuel cell stack, comprising two disc parts (2.1, 2.2) which are joined to one another on the inside in a functionally tolerant manner with respect to the capability for fluid and/or gas to pass through, forming internal cavities.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20080124611 - Consumer battery comprising a fuel cell: Consumer battery which comprises an electricity generating unit (EGU) 100 and a fuel carrying unit (FCU) 200 that form a passive tubular fuel cell. The EGU comprises an outer tubular collector 130 and an inner tubular collector 140, so that the parts of the EGU are arranged between both collectors... Agent: Berenbaum, Weinshienk & Eason, P.c
20080124612 - Consumer battery comprising a fuel cell: A separator having a separator member coupled body having a metal plate as a base body, and formed by integrally coupling a plurality of separator members each having through holes for feeding fuel to an electrolyte of the fuel cell, said through holes arranged so as to correspond to the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080124613 - Multi-functional cermet anodes for high temperature fuel cells: An anode in a Direct Carbon Fuel Cell (DCFC) is provided. The anode includes a cermet anode that can be made of nickel-copper/yttria-stabilized zirconia oxide (Ni—Cu/YSZ) or nickel-copper/gadolina-doped ceria (Ni—Cu/GDC). The surface of the cermet anode is functionalized by decorating it with dispersed catalytic particles. The particles can be made... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm, Inc.
20080124614 - Rechargeable battery with gas release safety vent: A rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly containing a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a separator interposed therebetween, a case having a space for housing the electrode assembly therein, lead elements connected to the electrode assembly and disposed at a sealing region of the case, and a sealant arranged... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20080124615 - Electric power tool: An electric power tool includes a main body having a drive portion with a motor, an output portion for holding a tool, and a battery pack attachment portion, and a battery pack attached to the battery pack attachment portion by means of an attaching and detaching mechanism. The battery pack... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20080124616 - Method and system for supplying electrical energy from a battery power supply unit: In order to improve the performance of a battery power supply unit for a bicycle electronic device at low atmospheric temperature, when its temperature is less than or equal to a lower temperature threshold, electrical energy is supplied by the power supply unit to a heating element thermally coupled with... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20080124617 - Battery busing scheme: A battery including: a plurality of battery cells arranged side-by-side, each battery cell including a terminal tab for delivering power from the cell; a bus plate made of an electrically non-conductive material, the bus plate also having an array of holes formed therein, the array of holes defining a plurality... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston
20080124618 - Holder for battery modules: A holder for battery modules includes a housing in which a cooling air inlet and a cooling air outlet are established on both sides thereof to cool the battery modules. A plurality of terminal receiving recesses are formed on the front and rear ends of the housing to support both... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20080124619 - Fuel-battery cell stack collector and direct flame type fuel battery module using the same: A collector for a fuel-battery cell stack, which is formed by a mesh-like metallic material, has a basic grid structure with 100 to 500 meshes, and includes a surface concavo-convex pattern having a surface pattern pitch A from one peak p to a next peak p′ which is greater than... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20080124620 - Holder for cooling battery modules: A holder for cooling battery modules that that maintains a temperature difference between plural battery modules below a specific value, reduces the number of module support parts, and ensures improvement of assembly performance and reduction of manufacturing cost by supplying cooling air to pass by the battery modules mounted in... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20080124621 - Battery separator and method of making same: An alkaline battery includes a cathode, an anode, a separator between the anode and the cathode, and an alkaline electrolyte contacting the anode and the cathode. The separator includes a first generally cylindrical body. The first generally cylindrical body includes a first wall section, a second wall section, and a... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080124622 - Battery pack: An object is to provide a battery pack which can restrict movements of battery a module and a spacer even after use for a long period. A battery pack 100 comprises a plurality of battery modules 110, a plurality of holding spacers 130 each being placed in a space between... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080124623 - Lithium ion battery, battery assembly, battery assembly module, vehicle and method of manufacturing cathode electrode of lithium ion battery: A lithium ion battery is disclosed that will withstand a temperature rise and is further capable of extracting energy for extended battery life. The lithium ion battery is provided with a cathode electrode comprising an electrolytic solution type cathode layer having a first cathode material and a first electrolyte containing... Agent: Young & Basile, P.C.
20080124624 - Battery casing: A battery casing includes a plastic frame having a top receiving section and a bottom receiving section, a metal first plate and a metal second plate respectively assembled on the top receiving section and the bottom receiving section. A plurality of first assembling grooves is defined in a rim of... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20080124625 - Casing for a sealed battery: The present invention relates to a casing 10 for a sealed bipolar battery 20, 30, 50, 55, 60 comprising at least one battery cell 21, wherein each cell have electrodes with non-metallic substrates. The casing comprises at least two parts, an upper part 12, 31, 41, 61 and a lower... Agent: Capitol Patent & Trademark Law Firm, PLLC
20080124626 - Terminal and mobile terminal apparatus: A terminal is formed by plating a terminal substrate in which a first material capable of being plated and a second material incapable of being plated are two-color molded. For example, by two-color molding an ABD resin and a PC resin to form a terminal substrate and plating the terminal... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20080124627 - Holder for battery modules: A holder for battery that maintains a temperature difference between battery modules below a specific value by the shape of a module support portion including receiving recesses divided into halves to become smaller from the upstream to the downstream of cooling air flow direction so that the contact area of... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20080124629 - Electrodes for electrical power accumulators: An electrode for electrical power accumulators, in particular lithium-ion batteries, has a structured surface. In one embodiment, the cathode electrode is implemented as structured, this structuring occurring at the same time as the production in a laminator. Capillaries are produced. Upon filling of the cell, these capillaries conduct the electrolytes,... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group
20080124628 - Method for producing negative electrode for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, and negative electrode for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: One aspect of the present invention pertains to a method for producing a negative electrode for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, which comprises a paste preparing step of kneading a mixture containing a positive electrode active material for a non-aqueous negative electrode active material, a binder resin having a glass... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20080124630 - Active material for battery, and electrode and battery including same: Active materials for batteries are provided. According to an embodiment of the present invention, the active material includes a core material including a compound capable of electrochemical oxidation/reduction and a lithium ion conducting layer surrounding the core material. The lithium ion conducting layer includes a compound selected from the group... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20080124631 - Lithium secondary battery and method of manufacturing the same: t05/22/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20080118783 - Fiber optic based in-situ diagnostics for pem fuel cells: The present disclosure relates to in-situ, line-of-sight measurements of partial pressure and temperature associated with at least one flow channel of a fuel cell. Tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS) is employed for measurements for which water transition states sensitive to temperature and partial pressure are utilized. Measurements are achievable... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP Attn.: Basam E. Nabulsi
20080118785 - Fuel cell system including an ion filter: The present invention is directed to a fuel supply and fuel system with an ion filter and an ion gauge. The filter can be made from discrete pieces of polymeric filter material. The polymeric filter material is substantially the same as the proton exchange membrane or polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM)... Agent: The H.t. Than Law Group
20080118784 - Method and device for permanently bonding a polymer electrolyte membrane to at least one gas diffusion electrode: The invention relates to a permanent connection of a polymer electrolyte membrane to at least one gas diffusion electrode, wherein it is possible to create a particularly long-lasting connection therebetween by pressing the membrane and gas diffusion electrode and exerting external pressure, also enabling a particularly high degree of proton... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20080118789 - Fuel cell assembly having long life characteristics: A fuel cell assembly (20) has a plurality of characteristics that extend the useful life of the assembly. In one example, flow field layers are non-porous and hydrophobic such that they have an acid absorption rate of less than about 0.10 mg/khr-cm2. An electrolyte retaining matrix has a reaction rate... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.c.
20080118787 - Fuel cell heating: One embodiment of the invention includes a product comprising a fuel cell stack comprising at least one coolant header, and at least one heater at least partially disposed in the at least one coolant header.... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20080118791 - Fuel cell system and control method therefor: A fuel cell system that is capable of stabilizing an output from a fuel cell, and a control method therefor, includes a cell stack which includes a plurality of fuel cells, pipes for circulating a supply of aqueous methanol solution to the cell stack, an aqueous solution tank, an aqueous... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20080118792 - Fuel cell system and driving method thereof: Disclosed is a fuel cell system for controlling an initial operation of an electrical system by using a fuel cell as a power source and driving method thereof. A fuel cell system, for supplying electrical power with an electrical system, includes a sensing unit disposed in the fuel cell system... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell
20080118790 - Method and apparatus for pumping liquids using directional growth and elimination bubbles: A method and device for the pumping of liquids utilizes the directional growth and elimination of gaseous vesicles or bubbles to provide the motive or pumping force. In one embodiment, the pumping device is a microfluidic pumping mechanism having a channel, a bubble generator for generating a plurality of bubbles... Agent: Vista Ip Law Group LLP
20080118788 - Supplemental coolant heating for fuel cells with metal plates: A fuel cell stack that includes catalyzed surfaces in the non-active inlet region of the cathode flow channels. At cold system start-up, hydrogen is introduced into the cathode inlet header to be mixed with air so that a chemical reaction is provided by the catalyst that generates heat to warm... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20080118794 - Fuel processor having improved structure for rapid heating up of carbon monoxide removing unit and method of operating the fuel processor: A fuel processor having an improved structure to rapidly increase a temperature of a CO removing unit to an operation temperature, and a method of operating the fuel processor, includes a reformer that produces hydrogen gas by reacting a fuel and water; a CO removing unit that removes CO from... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20080118795 - Cogeneration system using fuel cell: A cogeneration system using a fuel cell includes a gas-mixture-supply passage L supplied with a fuel gas and an oxidant gas; a gas combustor 31 for combusting the gas mixture which has passed through the gas-mixture-supply passage L; a combustion chamber 3 for housing the gas combustor 31; and a... Agent: Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery
20080118796 - Fuel processor for use in a fuel cell system: In one embodiment, a fuel processor for use in a fuel cell system, may have a bottom plate, having a regenerator having a first inlet to receive an air flow, a burner flow chamber within the regenerator, the burner flow chamber having a second inlet to receive the air flow... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP
20080118797 - Fuel cell system: An ECU (114) determines a connection state between a vehicle (200) and an external power supply (300) based on a resistance detected by a resistance detector (106). When the vehicle (200) and the external power supply (300) are connected, power supply from an FC (102) to a drive motor (204)... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, Plc
20080118799 - Control device and a control method for a fuel cell system: To provide a control device and a control method for a fuel cell system that accurately learns output characteristics of fuel cell even when the output characteristics of fuel cell change due to changes in the temperature of fuel cell. A control method and control device are provided for the... Agent: Young & Basile, P.c.
20080118798 - Fuel cell system apparatus: A power system is disclosed that includes a fuel cell stack primary power source, a secondary power source, a first direct current bus, a first voltage controlled element that electrically couples power from the secondary power source to the first direct current bus when a voltage across the secondary power... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group Pllc
20080118800 - Fuel cell heat exchange systems and methods: A system and method are provided for exchanging heat in fuel cell systems (100) in which the anode and cathode off-gases are provided with separated flow paths. In one embodiment, where a fuel cell stack (110) has separate anode and cathode off-gas flow paths, separate anode off-gas from the at... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge Pc
20080118801 - Binder for electrode of fuel cell, electrode for fuel cell including the binder, method of manufacturing the electrode, and fuel cell using the electrode: A binder for an electrode of a fuel cell is a basic polymer including a nitrogen-containing functional group and a proton conductive polymer having a phosphoric acid impregnation capacity of 200 wt % or less. An electrode for a fuel cell includes the binder and a catalyst, and a fuel... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20080118802 - Fully catalyzed membrane assembly with attached border: A catalyst coated membrane assembly comprising a solid polymer electrolyte membrane, an electrode that covers substantially one entire face of said solid polymer electrolyte membrane, and a structural film layer attached to at least two opposing outer regions of said electrode such that it partially overlaps the open face of... Agent: Allan M. Wheatcraft W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
20080118804 - Joining of dissimilar materials: A method of joining dissimilar materials having different ductility, involves two principal steps: Decoration of the more ductile material's surface with particles of a less ductile material to produce a composite; and, sinter-bonding the composite produced to a joining member of a less ductile material. The joining method is suitable... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP
20080118805 - Membrane-electrode assembly for fuel cell, method of preparing same and fuel cell system including same: A fuel cell system including at least one electricity generating element, a fuel supplier, and an oxidant supplier. The electricity generating element includes a membrane-electrode assembly and a separator arranged a side of the membrane-electrode assembly. The membrane-electrode assembly has excellent reactant diffusion and minimizes (or reduces) mass transfer resistance,... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20080118803 - Sofc stack concept: A fuel cell is constructed as anode-supported solid oxide fuel cell, but can also be used with electrolyte- and metal-supported solid oxide fuel cells. The anode and electrolyte are larger than the cathode and the portion of the anode/electrolyte protruding beyond the cathode is provided with a peripheral seal. The... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.c.
20080118807 - Proton conductive polymer electrolyte and fuel cell including the same: A proton conductive polymer electrolyte includes an acidic functional group-containing aromatic hydrocarbon polymer and an electron donor functional group-containing compound. When used in a fuel cell, the proton conductive polymer electrolyte provides a long-term stable power generating performance at an operating temperature from 100° C. to 200° C. in non-humidified... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20080118810 - Fuel recycling device and fuel cell system having the same: A fuel recycling device comprises: a mixing tank, the mixing tank comprising: a fuel supplying port configured to supply into the mixing tank a concentrated fuel; a cathode inlet configured to supply into the mixing tank a cathode effluent of an external fuel cell stack; an anode inlet configured to... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080118809 - Use of a porous material in the manifolds of a fuel cell stack: A fuel cell stack is disclosed that utilizes a porous material internally disposed in the fuel cell outlet manifolds, wherein the porous material facilitates the transport of liquid water from the plate outlets thereby minimizing the accumulation of liquid water in the fuel cell stack.... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20080118811 - Seal structure for fuel cell and method for producing same: A seal structure for impregnating the circumferential edge of a GDL constituting an MEA with a rubber composing a seal lip line in which lowering in power generation capacity is suppressed by controlling the width of a rubber impregnation region for the circumferential edge of the GDL appropriately, thereby preventing... Agent: Jacobson Holman Pllc
20080118812 - Fuel cell stack and fuel cell device including the same: The present invention relates to a fuel cell stack incorporated in a fuel cell device and a fuel cell device including such a fuel cell stack. The fuel cell stack (4) according to the present invention has a plurality of tubular fuel cell bodies (6-10) arranged laterally relative to a... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.c.
20080118813 - Fuel cell structure and fuel cell device including the same: The present invention relates to a fuel cell structure incorporated in a fuel cell device and a fuel cell device including such a fuel cell structure. The fuel cell structure (4) according to the present invention incorporated in a fuel cell device comprises a tubular fuel cell (6) and a... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.c.
20080118814 - Fuel cell stack structure: A fuel cell stack induces smooth current collection and liquid or gas flow without using a heavy bipolar plate. The fuel cell stack includes: a membrane and electrode assembly (MEA) in which an electrolyte membrane is disposed between a cathode electrode and an anode electrode; a current collector disposed in... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20080118815 - Method for forming a micro fuel cell: A method is provided for fabricating a fuel cell wherein corrosion of metal diffusion layers or catalysts supports is avoided. The method comprises forming first and second electrical conductors (22, 42) accessible at a surface of a substrate (12). The substrate (12) is etched to provide a channel (34, 36),... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.c. (mot)
20080118816 - Stack for direct oxidation fuel cell, and direct oxidation fuel cell including the same: A stack for a direct oxidation fuel cell and a direct oxidation fuel cell system including the stack are provided. The stack for a direct oxidation fuel cell includes at least one membrane-electrode assembly including an anode and a cathode facing each other and a polymer electrolyte membrane interposed between... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20080118817 - Additive of electrode for fuel cell, electrode for fuel cell including the same, manufacturing method thereof, and fuel cell using the same: Provided are an additive to an electrode for a fuel cell that is a proton conductive compound having at least one phosphate group, an electrode for a fuel cell including the same, a method of manufacturing the electrode for a fuel cell, and a fuel cell using the electrode. The... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20080118818 - Supports for fuel cell catalysts based on transition metal silicides: An electrocatalyst for fuel cell applications includes a catalyst support and a noble metal or noble metal-based alloy catalyst supported upon the catalyst support. The catalyst support characteristically includes a Group IV-VI transition metal silicide with or without the mixing of carbon. A fuel cell incorporating the electrocatalyst into the... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20080118819 - Modular battery system: Disclosed herein is a modular battery system having at least one subsystem comprising a plurality of battery modules connected in series or parallel, wherein each subsystem preferably having a first endplate and a second endplate. The battery modules may be bound between the first and second endplates. A plurality of... Agent: Cobasys, Llc
20080118820 - Secondary battery with protective circuit module: A secondary battery with a protective circuit module including a rechargeable bare cell having a first electrode and a second electrode and a protective circuit board having a protective circuit for the rechargeable bare cell. A conductive bonding layer is located on the protective circuit board and a secondary protective... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20080118822 - Rechargeable lithium battery: A rechargeable lithium battery including an electrode assembly having a positive electrode including a positive current collector partially coated with a positive active material to form a positive coated region and a positive uncoated region, a negative electrode including a negative current collector partially coated with a negative active material... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20080118782 - Miniature biological fuel cell that is operational under physiological conditions, and associated devices and methods: A fuel cell is provided with an anode and a cathode. The anode is in electrical communication with an anode enzyme and the cathode is in electrical communication with a cathode enzyme. The anode enzyme is preferably an oxidase or a dehydrogenase. The cathode enzyme is a copper-containing enzyme, such... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP
20080118786 - Electrode support substrate for solid oxide type fuel cell, and process for producing the same: Disclosed is an electrode support substrate for a fuel cell which is even, gives a small fluctuation in gas permeability, and is capable of carrying out printing of an anodic electrode with high adhesiveness, and which comprises a ceramic sheet having a porosity of 20 to 50%, a thickness of... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.l.p.
20080118793 - Fluid flow pulsing for increased stability in pem fuel cell: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack and a flow control device that controls a supply of a first phase fluid flowing through the fuel cell stack. A controller monitors at least one parameter of the fuel cell stack and controls the supply to generate pulses of reactant... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20080118808 - Electrolyte membrane for polymer electrolyte fuel cell, process for its production and membrane-electrode assembly for polymer electrolyte fuel cell: To provide an electrolyte membrane for a polymer electrolyte fuel cell, capable of generating power in high energy efficiency, having high power generation performance regardless of the dew point of the feed gas and capable of generating stable power over a long period of time. A membrane used as an... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20080118821 - Battery pack: Systems and methods for electrically connecting components within a battery pack without the use of wires are disclosed. In one embodiment, the invention provides a battery pack that includes a housing and one or more cells positioned inside the housing. Each of the cells includes a positive terminal and a... Agent: Michael, Best & Friedrich LLP
20080118823 - Battery housing structures: Housing structures for slim batteries are provided. A housing structure comprises a plastic frame surrounding the battery and two metal plates. The battery is covered by the metal plates from opposite sides thereof, respectively. Each of the metal plates comprises a laminar body and a plurality of anchor-shaped protrusions extending... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080118824 - Secondary battery module: The present invention provides a secondary battery module capable of securing safety at a time of abnormal battery operations by using a film-type secondary battery. A module 30 is provided with 8 pieces of single batteries 20 each using a laminate film as its battery container. The 8 pieces of... Agent: Roberts, Mlotkowski & Hobbes
20080118825 - Battery pack and fabricating method thereof: Disclosed are a battery pack and a fabricating method which can increase the coupling strength of a bare cell and a circuit accessory and prevent the circuit accessory from being separated from the bare cell due to external forces such as bending, twisting and falling of a battery, by forming... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell
20080118827 - Co-extruded, multi-layered battery separator: A battery separator comprises a co-extruded, microporous membrane having at least two layers made of extrudable polymers and having: a uniform thickness defined by a standard deviation of <0.80 microns (μm); or an interply adhesion as defined by a peel strength >60 grams.... Agent: Hammer & Hanf, Pc
20080118826 - Lithium-ion battery and method for its manufacture: A lithium ion battery with cell elements includes a cathode, an anode, and an electrolyte layer between the cathode and the anode. The electrolyte layer includes an arrangement of insulating particles with a plurality of interstitial spaces therebetween, with electrolytes occupying at least some of the interstitial spaces.... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert, P. A.
20080118828 - Dual voltage battery with separate terminals: The present invention provides a dual voltage battery with separate terminals which includes an outer case and a plurality of current-producing battery cells mounted within the outer case, the plurality of battery cells being connected in serial connection. A negative ground terminal is mounted on the outer case, and a... Agent: Law Offices Of Adam H. Jacobs Suite 726
20080118829 - Positive electrode active material for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and method for producing the same, and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery using positive electrode active material: e
20080118830 - Multi-layered polymer package for film battery and combined package and current collector: Provided are a multi-layered polymer package for a film battery and a combined package and current collector. The polymer package for the film battery and the combined package and current collector include a multi-layered polymer film having a construction of at least three layers, which includes a first polymer film,... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, Pc
20080118831 - Sealed penetration for lithium battery, its method of fabrication and its use in a lithium battery and lithium battery using same: This glass-metal penetration is made from glass, a metal pin and a body. The glass is of the TA23 type and the pin is made using solid platinum/iridium (90/10).... Agent: Burr & Brown
20080118832 - Low conductivity carbon foam for a battery: A carbon foam battery useful for electrical applications is disclosed which includes a relatively low conductivity low density high porosity carbon foam.... Agent: Waddey & Patterson, P.c.
20080118833 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode that contains a lithium composite oxide as an active material. The cut-off voltage of charge is set to 4.25 to 4.5 V. In a region where the positive electrode and the negative electrode face each other, the Wp/Wn ratio R is... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20080118834 - Negative active material for a rechargeable lithium battery,a method of preparing the same, and a rechargeable lithium battery including the same: A negative active material for a rechargeable lithium battery includes a core including an active material being capable of performing reversible electrochemical oxidation and reduction, and a coating layer on the surface of the core. The coating layer includes a reticular structure including —O-M-O— wherein M is selected Si, Ti,... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell
20080118836 - Postive electrode for rechargeable lithium battery and rechargeable lithium battery including same: A positive electrode including a current collector; a positive active material layer disposed on the current collector; and a coating layer disposed on the positive active material layer. The coating layer includes a binder and a inorganic additive. The binder is a poly(vinylidenefluoride-hexafluoropropylene) copolymer comprising 2 to 16 mole %... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20080118835 - Rechargeable lithium battery: p
20080118837 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: Disclosed is a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery comprising a positive electrode containing a nickel-containing lithium composite oxide, a negative electrode containing graphite, and a non-aqueous electrolyte. The cut-off voltage of charge of this non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery is 4.25 to 4.6 V. The negative electrode contains an additive that reacts... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20080118838 - Hydrogen-air secondary cell: The invention relates to a hydrogen-air secondary cell that finds application for supplying electrical energy to systems of electric cars and portable equipment such as telephones, photographic equipment and laptops. The hydrogen-air secondary cell is characterized in that it contains an electrode made of a material capable of high hydrogen... Agent: Young & Thompson
20080118839 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary cell: The present invention aims to provide a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary cell having high capacity and capable of preventing elution of cobalt and decomposition of the electrolyte. This aim can be accomplished by providing a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary cell comprising a positive electrode having a positive electrode active material, an negative... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20080118840 - Negative active material for rechargeable lithium battery, method of preparing thereof, and rechargeable lithium battery including the same: A negative active material for a rechargeable lithium battery of the present invention includes a lithium-vanadium oxide core material being capable of performing reversible electrochemical oxidation and reduction, and an inorganic oxide coating layer disposed on the surface of the core material. The negative active material can improve stability at... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell
20080118842 - Method and apparatus of manufacturing negative electrode for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery using the negative electrode: A method of manufacturing a negative electrode for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a step of imparting lithium to a precursor of the negative electrode capable of storing and releasing lithium, by a film forming method in a dry process. In this step, the precursor is brought into contact... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20080118841 - Negative active material for rechargeable lithium battery, method of preparing the same, and rechargeable lithium battery including the same: Negative active materials for rechargeable lithium batteries are provided. The negative active materials include secondary particles including assemblies of primary particles. The primary particles include a compound represented by the formula, LixMyVzO2+d, wherein 0.1≦x≦2.5, 0≦y≦0.5, 0.5≦z≦1.5, 0≦d≦0.5, and M is a metal selected from Al, Cr, Mo, Ti, W, Zr,... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20080118845 - Ionic compound, electrolytic solution, electrochemical device, and battery: A battery capable of improving the cycle characteristics is provided. The battery includes a cathode, an anode, and an electrolytic solution. The electrolytic solution is impregnated in a separator provided between the cathode and the anode. The electrolytic solution contains an ionic compound such as (2,2-difluoromalonate oxalate) lithium borate and... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP
20080118844 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and negative electrode thereof: A negative electrode yields a high-performance nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery which has a high discharging capacity, high charging/discharging efficiency in the initial stage and during cyclic operation, and excellent properties in cyclic operation, and the electrode of which less expands after cyclic operation. The negative electrode includes an active material... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.
20080118846 - Rechargeable lithium battery: A rechargeable lithium battery including a positive electrode including a positive active material, a negative electrode including a negative active material, and a non-aqueous electrolyte including a non-aqueous organic solvent and a lithium salt. The positive electrode has an active-mass density of about 3.7 to 4.1 g/cc, and the non-aqueous... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20080118847 - Rechargeable lithium battery: The rechargeable lithium battery of the present invention includes a positive electrode including a positive active material, a negative electrode including a negative active material, and a non-aqueous electrolyte. The positive active material includes a core and a coating layer formed on the core. The core is made of a... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell
20080118848 - Aqeuous electrolyte composition and sealed-type primary film battery including electrolyte layer formed of the aqueous electrolyte composition: Provided are an aqueous electrolyte composition including hydrophilic microparticles and a sealed-type primary film battery including an electrolyte layer formed of the aqueous electrolyte composition. In the sealed-type primary film battery, a separation film is interposed between a positive electrode and a negative electrode, and has a plurality of through-holes.... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, Pc05/15/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20080113227 - Development and characterization of novel proton conducting aromatic polyether type copolymers bearing main and side chain pyridine groups: Featured are novel heterocycle substituted hydroquinones, aromatic copolymers and homopolymers bearing main and side chain polar pyridine units. These polymers exhibit good mechanical properties, high thermal and oxidative stability, high doping ability and high conductivity values. These novel polymers can be used in the preparation and application of MEA on... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20080113229 - Fuel cell stack: A fuel cell stack is disclosed. In one embodiment, the fuel cell stack includes a main body that is constructed with an assembly of a plurality of generators, and at least one heat pipe that is disposed in the main body to provide heat to the generators corresponding to heat-generating... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080113228 - Method and apparatus for improving water balance in fuel cell power unit: A method and apparatus for improving the water balance in a power unit by providing the exhaust gas from the cathode side of the fuel cell as a feed gas to the combustion system condensing at least a portion of water present in the effluent from the combustion system in... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute Attn: Ip Services, K1-53
20080113231 - Fuel cell system and method of controlling the same: A fuel cell system capable of preventing reaction efficiency from being reduced although, the activity of an oxidation catalyst bed is deteriorated due to continuous operation. The fuel cell system includes a reformer which generates a fuel gas through a reforming reaction, a carbon monoxide purifier which includes a reactor... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080113230 - Method and apparatus for improving water balance in fuel cell power unit: A method and apparatus for improving the water balance in the power unit by providing the exhaust gas from the cathode side of the PEM fuel cell as a feed gas to the combustion system of the steam reforming system, condensing at least a portion of water present in the... Agent: Douglas E. Mckinley, Jr.
20080113235 - Fastener, cell stack, fuel cell device, and electronic device: A fastening member includes a pair of fastening members to sandwich an electricity generating cell therebetween. At least one of the pair of fastening members has electrical conductivity and is connected to the electricity generating cell. Current is collected using the at least one of the pair of the fastening... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, Pc
20080113232 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system of the present invention includes: a fuel cell configured to generate electric power using a fuel; a fuel processor configured to generate the fuel from a power generation material and supply the fuel to the fuel cell; composition-related information acquiring means (22) for acquiring composition-related information... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20080113234 - Reaction device and electronic device: A reaction device can raise heat use efficiency. The reaction device includes a carbon monoxide remover removing carbon monoxide, and a vaporizer provided inside the carbon monoxide remover to vaporize fuel.... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, Pc
20080113233 - Reaction device, and fuel cell device and electronic apparatus using the reaction device: Disclosed is a reaction device including: a reactor, a heat insulating container housing the reactor, a pipe penetrating a wall of the insulating container to connect the reactor to an outside of the insulating container, wherein the wall of the heat insulating container includes at least two regions each having... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, Pc
20080113236 - Fuel cell with device for determining the oxygen content in the supplied air: The present invention relates to a fuel cell (1) with an air-supplied cathode region (2) and a device (3) for determining the oxygen content in the supplied air. It is characterized by the fact that a fuel cell operating state control unit (3) is provided, which determines the operating state... Agent: Striker, Striker & Stenby
20080113237 - Power generating module and electronic device: Disclosed is a power generating module which generates electric power by using fuel, including: an accommodating section to accommodate a fuel container to store fuel; a power generating section to perform power generation by using the fuel in the fuel container; and a controlling section to allow, after an amount... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, Pc
20080113239 - Fuel cell system and method of driving the same: A fuel cell system is disclosed. In one embodiment, the fuel cell system includes: i) a fuel tank that contains a fuel in at least a partially liquefied state, ii) a heat-generating unit that generates heat, iii) a heat-transfer unit that is connected between the heat-generating unit and the fuel... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080113238 - Fuel cell system and transportation equipment including the same: A fuel cell system capable of reducing concentration change in an aqueous fuel solution and transportation equipment including the system such as a motorbike includes such a fuel cell system. The fuel cell system includes a cell stack, an aqueous solution tank which holds aqueous methanol solution to be supplied... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20080113240 - Slow purge for improved water removal, freeze durability, purge energy efficiency and voltage degradation due to shutdown/startup cycling: A system for the slow purge of a fuel cell stack. A pump can be used to keep the coolant circulating, so that the stack, an associated radiator, and coolant plumbing therebetween are maintained at the same temperature. The heat from the stack, liquid coolant, and radiator can be used... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20080113241 - Fuel cell microporous layer with microchannels: One embodiment of the invention includes a product comprising: a solid polyelectrolyte membrane having a first face and an opposite second face; a first catalyst layer overlying the first face of the membrane; a first microporous layer overlying the first catalyst layer, and wherein the first microporous layer includes a... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20080113243 - Fuel-cell stack and fuel cell: In a fuel-cell stack in which a plurality of cells are stacked, each of the cells including a membrane electrode assembly which is composed of a polyelectrolyte membrane and a pair of electrodes sandwiching the polyelectrolyte membrane, and a pair of separators by which the membrane electrode assembly is sandwiched,... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.l.p.
20080113246 - Arrangement and method in a fuel cell apparatus: The present invention relates to an arrangement in fuel cell apparatuses for processing the leakage gases of fuel cells, the fuel cell apparatus comprising at least a fuel cell unit, the fuel cells of which include an anode side and a cathode side and an electrolyte therebetween and in which... Agent: Smith-hill And Bedell, P.c.
20080113247 - Cathode fuel flow board for fuel cell: The present invention discloses a cathode fuel flow board for fuel cell, which comprises: a substrate, at least one main channel, and at least one sub channel. The main channels are arranged on the substrate. The sub channels are arranged on the substrate, and the sub channels are intersected and... Agent: G. Link Co., Ltd.
20080113249 - Fuel cell system: Disclosed is a fuel cell system having a filter module that prevents the impurity contained in a fuel from entering into a fuel cell of the fuel cell system. The fuel cell system of the present invention includes a cartridge combination portion connected to a fuel cartridge and receiving a... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell
20080113245 - Method of making hydrophilic fuel cell bipolar plates: A process of one embodiment of the invention includes providing a fuel cell bipolar plate comprising carbon exposed at an outer surface of the bipolar plate and reacting a diazonium salt with the exposed carbon so that a functional group is attached to the exposed carbon to increase the hydrophilicity... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20080113250 - Bus bar assembly for an electrochemical cell stack: An electrochemical cell stack assembly is disclosed comprising a member made of an elastic and electrically conductive material placed between a bus bar and a starter plate. The elastic, electrically conducting member covers at least a peripheral region along a perimeter of a recess housing the bus bar to distribute... Agent: Bereskin And Parr
20080113254 - Apparatus and method for managing fluids in a fuel cell stack: A flow field plate assembly for use in a fuel cell, a plurality of which can form a fuel cell stack, comprises first and second flow field plates and a body comprising a porous medium interposed between the first and second flow field plates, the porous medium being operable to... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group Pllc
20080113252 - Fuel cell system: It is an object to provide a simple fuel cell system and to provide a fuel cell system capable of reducing the amount of consumption of fuel gas at the time of completion of operation. A fuel cell system includes a supply piping from a fuel gas supply source storing... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20080113253 - Separator for polymer electrolyte type fuel cell and process for producing the same: A separator comprises a resin layer formed by electrodeposition in such a way as to cover a metal substrate having a groove in at least one surface thereof. The resin layer is composed of an electrically conductive material and a water-repellent material, or the resin layer contains an electrically conductive... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.
20080113256 - Membrane electrode assembly for fuel cell, method of preparing same, and fuel cell system including the same: The membrane-electrode assembly for a fuel cell includes an anode and a cathode facing each other and a polymer electrolyte membrane interposed therebetween. The cathode includes an electrode substrate and a catalyst layer disposed on the electrode substrate, and the catalyst layer has a mesopore volume ranging from 0.013 to... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20080113257 - Membrane electrode assemblies for use in fuel cells: Electrocatalyst powders and methods for producing electrocatalyst powders, such as carbon composite electrocatalyst powders. The powders have a well-controlled microstructure and morphology. The method includes forming the particles from an aerosol of precursors by heating the aerosol to a relatively low temperature, such as not greater than about 400° C.... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP
20080113258 - Reinforced matrix for molten carbonate fuel cell and method for preparing the same: Provided is a reinforced matrix for molten carbonate fuel cell, wherein a mechanical strength of the matrix is increased by adding a reinforcing agent having a low melting point.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20080113259 - Smart battery separators: A separator for an energy storage cell having a microporous matrix including a reversible porosity-controlling agent. The porosity-controlling agent is selected from the group consisting of agents that change size as a function of temperature, agents that change size as a function of electrolyte concentration, and agents that change size... Agent: Luedeka, Neely & Graham, P.c.
20080113260 - Prismatic nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and method for manufacturing the same: A prismatic nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery of the invention includes a process whereby a cylindrical electrode roll is produced by spirally rolling negative electrode plates made of elongated sheet-like negative electrode substrates to which is applied a negative electrode mixture containing negative electrode active material, and positive electrode plates made... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20080113226 - Energy storage device for loads having variable power rates: An electrical energy storage device for storing electrical energy and supplying the electrical energy to a driving motor at different power levels is disclosed. The electrical storage device has an energy battery connected to a power battery. The energy battery has a higher energy density than the power battery. However,... Agent: Riches, Mckenzie & Herbert, LLP
20080113242 - Microporous pvdf films: Shaped microporous articles are produced from polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) and nucleating agents using thermally induced phase separation (TIPS) processes. The shaped microporous article is oriented in at least one direction at a stretch ratio of at least approximately 1.1 to 1.0. The shaped article may also comprise a diluent, glyceryl... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20080113248 - Fuel cell: A power generation cell of a fuel cell includes a membrane electrode assembly, and a first separator and a second separator sandwiching the membrane electrode assembly. First supply holes, first discharge holes, second supply holes and second discharge holes extend through the membrane electrode assembly in a stacking direction. The... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP
20080113251 - Anode support member and bipolar separator for use in a fuel cell assembly and for preventing poisoning of reforming catalyst: An anode support for supporting an anode electrode in a fuel cell assembly in which the anode support has a first support member formed of a porous non-wettable material and a second support member abutting and joined with the second member and having a plurality of through openings. Also disclosed... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman, P.c John J Torrente
20080113255 - Fuel cell: A coolant flow field is formed on a surface of a second metal separator. Further, a rubber bridge dividing the coolant flow field and a coolant supply passage is formed on the surface. The rubber bridge includes a plurality of channels connecting the coolant flow field and the coolant supply... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP
20080113261 - Chemical protection of a lithium surface: Disclosed are compositions and methods for alleviating the problem of reaction of lithium or other alkali or alkaline earth metals with incompatible processing and operating environments by creating an ionically conductive chemical protective layer on the lithium or other reactive metal surface. Such a chemically produced surface layer can protect... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP
20080113262 - Battery pack and internal component arrangement within the battery pack for cordless power tool system: An internal component arrangement within a battery pack housing having multiple cells and adapted for cordless power tools may provide desired mechanical support to constrain the cells. The housing with internal component arrangement is configured to route sensing wires from the cells to an electronics module of the pack.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20080113263 - Battery and battery container: A battery for a vehicle that includes a housing comprising a top portion and a cover coupled to the top portion. The battery also includes a plurality of containers extending below the top portion and arranged in a plurality of rows, with each of the plurality of rows comprising a... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20080113264 - Nonaqueous electrolyte battery, lithium titanium composite oxide and battery pack: A nonaqueous electrolyte battery is provided and includes: a negative electrode including a lithium titanium composite oxide showing an X-ray diffraction pattern in which each of main peak intensities of rutile TiO2, anatase TiO2 and Li2TiO3 is 5 or less with respect to a main peak intensity of ramsdellite lithium... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080113265 - Electrode plate for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: There is disclosed an electrode plate for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, which comprises a collector and an active material layer provided on at least one side of the collector, in which the active material layer has one or more slits. Such an electrode plate can facilitate infiltration of a... Agent: Seyfarth Shaw LLP
20080113266 - Electrode for lithium secondary batteries having enhanced cycle performance and lithium secondary batteries comprising the same: Disclosed are electrodes for lithium secondary batteries having enhanced cycle performance and lithium secondary batteries comprising the same. More particularly, the present invention provides an electrode for lithium secondary battery with improved initial charge/discharge characteristics and cycle life characteristics at high temperature, which includes silane based additives as a constitutional... Agent: Nath & Associates
20080113268 - Recombinant hybrid energy storage device: A hybrid energy storage device has at least one lead-based positive electrode and at least one carbon-based negative electrode, a separator between the electrodes, a casing which will contain the electrodes and separator, and an acid electrolyte. The separator is gas permeable, and is capable of absorbing and entraining acid... Agent: Cahn & Samuels LLP
20080113269 - Negative electrode material for lithium secondary battery, negative electrode using the material, lithium secondary battery using the negative electrode, and manufacturing method of negative electrode material: In a negative electrode material for lithium secondary batteries, basic material particles include one of phase A having silicon as a main component, and a mixed phase of phase B including an intermetallic compound of a transition metal element and silicon and the phase A. The phase A or the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20080113270 - Anode and battery: An anode capable of preventing expansion of an anode active material layer and a battery using it are provided. The anode includes an anode current collector, and an anode active material layer containing silicon (Si) as an element, wherein the anode active material layer therein contains at least one selected... Agent: David R. Metzger Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20080113271 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and method for producing negative electrode therefor: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery of the present invention includes a pelletized negative electrode. An active material for the negative electrode includes a first phase mainly composed of Si and a second phase containing a silicide of a transition metal. At least one of the first and second phases is... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20080113272 - Films for electrochemical structural elements and method for producing such films: The invention relates to a paste-like mass that can be used in electrochemical structural elements, including a heterogeneous mixture of (1.) a matrix (A) containing at least one organic polymer, precursors thereof, or prepolymers thereof, or consisting of said components, (2.) an electrochemically activatable inorganic material in the form of... Agent: Duane Morris, LLP Ip Department05/08/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20080107923 - Electrode arrangement for gas sensors: An electrochemical cell, comprising: an electrolyte having a first active exterior surface and a second active exterior surface aligned with the first active exterior surface; a first electrode having a main contact surface area disposed on the first active exterior surface of the electrolyte, wherein the main contact surface area... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20080107924 - Fuel cell system with refill alarm: A fuel cell system has fuel cell units, a cycling fuel container with a vent device, a control device, a cycling pump, a fan, a fuel injection device, and an alarm coupled to the control device. The control device monitors a working voltage of the fuel cell system. If the... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20080107927 - Edge design for eptfe-reinforced membranes for pem fuel cells: Edge designs, especially for ePTFE-reinforced membranes for proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells, wherein the designs provide a proton barrier at the electrode edge of the PEM fuel cell membrane electrode assembly (MEA) to provide, among other things, resistance to membrane chemical degradation. A portion of the ePTFE layer is... Agent: Miller Ip Group, Plc General Motors Corporation
20080107926 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell is provided in which a unit comprising a unit cell and a current collector or a stack comprising a plurality of unit cells and current collectors is supported by an end plate, wherein the end plate employing a printed board having printed wiring on its surface.... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP
20080107925 - Fuel cell device: A fuel cell device includes a fuel cell main body, a balance of plant and a water collecting trough. The fuel cell main body is employed to generate power. The balance of plant is connected to the fuel cell main body. The water collecting trough is disposed under the fuel... Agent: G. Link Co., Ltd.
20080107928 - Fuel cell separator and method for manufacturing the same: A separator for a fuel cell includes: a base 1 formed of a steel which contains 10.5 mass % or more of Cr; a metal film 3 formed on the surface of the base 1; and an intermediate layer 2 formed between the base 1 and the metal film 3,... Agent: Jeffrey L. Costellia Nixon Peabody
20080107930 - Fuel cell power generator with water reservoir: A power generator includes a fuel container adapted to hold a hydrogen containing fuel. A two stage valve is coupled between a fuel cell and a fuel container and between a water reservoir and the fuel container. A pressure responsive actuator is coupled to the two stage valve and the... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20080107929 - Fuel cell system having water-retaining material: A product comprising a fuel cell stack comprising a cathode outlet, a first conduit connected to the cathode outlet and to a first housing, a water-retaining material provided in said first housing, a bypass conduit connected to the cathode outlet of the fuel cell system, and a first valve for... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20080107931 - Water supply device and fuel cell system having the same: Disclosed is a fuel cell system which includes a generator, a reformer generating a reformed gas by reforming a gaseous fuel and water and supplying the reformed gas to the generator. A fuel tank stores the gaseous fuel in a liquid state by compressing the gaseous fuel and supplying the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080107932 - Process for the conversion of oil-based liquid fuels to a fuel mixture suitable for use in solid oxide fuel cell applications: Processes for generating electricity using a solid oxide fuel cell are disclosed. The processes are controlled by adjusting the hourly spaced velocity of the hydrocarbon feed through the solid oxide fuel cell. Hydrocarbon fuel is transported at an hourly spaced velocity through a pre-reformer having a catalyst. The hydrocarbon fuel... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
20080107933 - Fuel cell hibernation mode method and apparatus: A system and method for operating a power system with a fuel cell stack and a power source are disclosed. Briefly described, one embodiment is a method that halts a flow of an oxidant to the first fuel cell stack in response to at least one of a power demand... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group Pllc
20080107934 - Reformer for fuel cell and fuel cell using the same: Disclosed is a reformer for a fuel cell. The reformer for a fuel cell includes a reforming reactor generating reformed gas having abundant hydrogen gas by reforming fuel and steam and a standing shape of a water gas shift reactor coupled to the reforming reactor for lowering the concentration of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080107937 - Electrically-heated metal vaporizer for fuel/air preparation in a hydrocarbon reformer assembly: A catalytic reformer assembly and methods of operation, including fast start-up, are provided. The reformer assembly includes an electrically-conductive metallic vaporizer having a very high surface area. At start-up of the reformer, electric current is passed through the vaporizer to heat the material by resistance heating, providing a high-temperature, high-surface... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20080107938 - Reforming reaction unit for reformer comprising preheater and method of manufacturing the same: A reforming reaction unit for a reformer, and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. One embodiment of the reforming reaction unit includes: a cylindrical structure having a hollow space inside thereof; a cover surrounding the outer surface of the cylindrical structure; and a disc plate having a plurality... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080107940 - Fuel cell system for computing fuel level: A fuel cell system capable of computing fuel level stored in a fuel tank, and more particularly to a fuel cell system capable of computing fuel level without using a flux sensor or flow rate sensor includes: a fuel tank storing fuel; a stack for generating electricity by the electro-chemical... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080107942 - Fuel cell system and transportation equipment including the same: A fuel cell system is capable of shifting to a normal operation quickly, and can be provided in transportation equipment such as a motorbike. The fuel cell system includes a cell stack which has a plurality of fuel cells; an aqueous solution tank which holds aqueous methanol solution to be... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20080107941 - Method and apparatus for increasing a reliability of a fuel cell system: A technique that is usable with a fuel cell stack includes detecting a negative cell voltage condition of the fuel cell stack and operating the fuel cell stack for an amount of time during which the negative cell voltage condition is present until the amount of time exceeds a first... Agent: Trop Pruner & Hu, Pc
20080107943 - Condenser in a fuel cell device: A condenser in a fuel cell device includes a casing and a plurality of heat dissipating elements. The casing formed with an enclosed structure and provides casing walls with a steam intake port, a steam outlet port and a plurality of drain ports and a containing space is defined by... Agent: G. Link Co., Ltd.
20080107944 - Folded edge seal for reduced cost fuel cell: A technique for sealing the edges of fuel cells in a fuel cell stack that employs folding over the edge of bipolar plates. For those bipolar plates include both an anode side uni-polar plate and a cathode side uni-polar plate, one or both of the edges of the uni-polar plates... Agent: Miller Ip Group, Plc General Motors Corporation
20080107945 - Fuel cell substrate with an overcoat: A fuel cell substrate with an overcoat including an ionomer modified to include a cerium or manganese group and methods of making and using the same.... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20080107946 - Fuel cells power generation system: In a fuel cells power generation system provided with a power generation module having a plurality of fuel cells, the structure is made such that a cross sectional area of at least one of a fuel flow path and an air flow path is larger in an inner portion of... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20080107947 - Ferritic steels for solid oxide fuel cells and other high temperature applications: Oxidation-resistant ferritic steel alloys for high temperature applications consist essentially of chromium (Cr) in an amount from about 18 to about 25 atom percent, tungsten (W) in an amount from about 0.5 to about 2 atom percent, manganese (Mn) in an amount less than about 0.8 atom percent, aluminum (Al)... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20080107951 - Fuel cell device and the manufacturing method thereof: The present invention provides a fuel cell device, which at least comprises: at least one membrane electrode assembly, at least one fuel flow board, and at least one permeability membrane; wherein, the membrane electrode assembly is provided with an anode electrode, a cathode electrode, and an electrolyte membrane; and, the... Agent: G. Link Co., Ltd.
20080107949 - Fuel cell, fuel cell system and electronic device: There are provided a fuel cell having stable and good power generation characteristics and good safety, a fuel cell system including the fuel cell and an electronic device equipped with the fuel cell. The fuel cell includes at least an electrolyte membrane, an anode formed on one surface of the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, Pc
20080107948 - High specific power solid oxide fuel cell stack: A metallic, rigidized foil support structure (11) supports a cell (14) of a solid oxide fuel cell (10). The support structure (11) includes a separator sheet (18), a support sheet (16) having perforations (26) configured to communicate a fluid, and a porous layer (20) positioned between the separator sheet (18)... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.a.
20080107950 - Perfluoropolyether rubber composition and ion-conducting polymer electrolyte membrane: A perfluoropolyether rubber composition is useful for forming a polymer electrolyte membrane, comprising (A) an alkenyl-containing perfluoropolyether, (B) a silicon-oxygen crosslinked structure having ionic conduction, and (C) a peroxide crosslinker. The silicon-oxygen crosslinked structure is obtained by simultaneously effecting oxidation and hydrolysis on an organoxysilane having an epoxy group and... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.
20080107952 - Bipolar separators with improved fluid distribution: A fuel cell separator having a first plate, the first plate including an active surface comprising a reactant flow field and a header fluidly connected thereto, an opposing non-active surface, and a header channel fluidly connected to the header, wherein the header further includes a recess directly fluidly connected to... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group Pllc
20080107954 - Fuel cell stack: A fuel cell stack comprises: an electricity generating assembly including electricity generators based on a unit cell; a pair of pressing plates that respectively come in close contact with the outermost surfaces of the electricity generators so as to press the electricity generators; a plurality of connection rods connecting the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080107956 - Catalyst used to form fuel cell and fuel cell using the same: A catalyst, a method of preparing the catalyst, and a fuel cell using the catalyst. The catalyst includes a catalyst metal particle, and a porous coating layer of a conductive ceramic material disposed on the surface of the catalyst metal particle. The catalyst has a methanol tolerance index of 80%,... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20080107957 - Battery: A battery capable of preventing deformation thereof when gas is generated is provided. In the battery, a safety valve is electrically connected to a battery element, and an insulating plate is arranged between the battery element and the safety valve. The safety valve has a plurality of vent holes around... Agent: David R. Metzger Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20080107936 - Hydrogen passivation shut down system for a fuel cell power plant: The invention is a hydrogen passivation shut down system for a fuel cell power plant (10). An anode flow path (24) is in fluid communication with an anode catalyst (14) for directing hydrogen fuel to flow adjacent to the anode catalyst (14), and a cathode flow path (38) is in... Agent: Malcolm J. Chisholm, Jr. Attorney At Law
20080107935 - Integrated micro fuel processor and flow delivery infrastructure: Apparatus for transporting a fluid, atomizers, reactors, integrated fuel processing apparatus, combinations thereof, methods of atomizing reactants, methods of moving fluids, methods of reverse-flow in a reactor, and combinations thereof, are provided. One exemplary apparatus for transporting a fluid, among others, includes: a channel for receiving a fluid; a sensor... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20080107939 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system, in particular, improvement to a fuel cell system intended to enhance the drainage of generation water produced during power generation and to maintain and stabilize the power generation efficiency of fuel cell. Monitor keeps watch over the state of use of FC stack and upon judging... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20080107955 - Direct type fuel cell power generator: A direct type fuel cell power generator comprises an anode electrode including an anode catalyst layer, a cathode electrode including a cathode catalyst layer, a fuel container comprising at least two electromotive portion units, each of which comprises an electrolyte film disposed between the anode electrode and the cathode electrode,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.
20080107953 - Solid oxide fuel cell generator with mid-stack fuel feed: A fuel cell generator including a housing defining a plurality of chambers including a generator chamber having first and second generator sections. A plurality of elongated fuel cells extend through the first and second generator sections. An oxidant supply supplies oxidant to at least one of the chambers within the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20080107958 - Chargeable electrochemical cell: A rechargeable electrochemical cell, made out of electrodes, which differ in the active material, installed in a canister. The electrodes are made of an expanded or woven metal mesh or foil substrate coated with pressed, not sintered nor resin bonded active material powder. One kind of the electrodes are wrapped... Agent: Bruce E. Lilling Lilling & Lilling Pllc
20080107959 - Composite sheet, manufacturing method thereof, and electric and electronic component using the same: A composite sheet having a layer structure of at least two or more layers in which a porous sheet layer of a thermoplastic polymer having at least a melting point of not higher than 200° C. and a nonwoven fabric-like sheet layer containing at least one component of a fibrid,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc
20080107960 - Lead storage battery and manufacturing method of the same: There is disclosed a lead storage battery comprising a group of plates housed in a battery jar, and an electrolyte injected therein to impregnate the group of plates with the electrolyte, thus performing formation treatment, the lead storage battery being adapted to be used in a partial state of charge... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, Pc
20080107961 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly, a casing which stores the electrode assembly and which includes a support to support the electrode assembly that protrudes inwardly from in an inner surface thereof, and a cap assembly which is combined with the casing and which has an electrode terminal electrically... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20080107962 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery including: a bare cell including an electrode assembly, a can to receive the electrode assembly, and a cap assembly attached to an opening of the top of the can; a protection circuit board electrically connected to the bare cell, and a molded resin disposed between the cap... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20080107963 - Case for batteries and preparation method thereof: Disclosed is a battery casing, comprising one or more sub-layers as constitutional elements, wherein at least one region selected from the group consisting of a surface of the casing and the sub-layers of the casing is coated partially or totally with a metal having a grain size of 50 nm... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20080107964 - Secondary battery and method of fabricating the same: The present invention relates to a secondary battery and a method of fabricating the same. In a secondary battery according to an embodiment of the invention, holding members for holding a molded resin member are formed on a cap plate of a bare cell, which prevents the molded resin member... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell
20080107965 - Battery with nonaqueous electrolyte: This invention provides a battery with a non-aqueous electrolyte that has excellent pulse discharge characteristics and has prolonged discharge duration days. In this battery with a non-aqueous electrolyte, lithium or a lithium alloy is used in a negative electrode (2), and an oxyhalide, which is liquid at room temperature, is... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.
20080107966 - Manufacturing method of anode plate of lithium ion battery, anode plate manufactured thereby, and lithium ion battery provided with the anode plate: The present invention discloses a manufacturing method of an anode plate of a lithium ion battery, comprising a water-phase slurry preparation process including a raw-material mixing step, that is, mix the raw materials of anode active material powder and particles, a conductive agent, and a conductive agent adhesive uniformly into... Agent: Jacobson Holman Pllc
20080107967 - Electrochemical composition and associated technology: A composition for use in an electrochemical redox reaction may comprise a first material represented by MyXO4 or AxMyXO4, where each of A, M, and X independently represents at least one element, O represents oxygen, and each of x and y represent a number, and second material selected from SiC,... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
20080107968 - High-voltage positive electrode material having a spinel structure based on nickel and manganese for lithium cell batteries: This material or spinel structure compound has the formula LiyNi0.5−xMn1.5+xO4−δ where: 0.9<y≦1.1; 0<x≦0.1; δ>0. Also, it has a lattice parameter of 8.167 to 8.190 Å, preferably from 8.179 to 8.183 Å.... Agent: Burr & Brown
20080107969 - Pentafluorophenyloxy compound, and nonaqueous electrolyte solution and lithium secondary battery using same: wherein R1 represents a —COCO— group, a S═O group or a S(═O)2 group, R2 represents an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, an aryl group or an aralkyl group with the proviso that at least one of the hydrogen atoms of R2 may be each... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.05/01/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20080102326 - Fuel cell start optimization: A method of starting a fuel cell stack in subzero conditions that minimizes start times while avoiding cell reversal by using an iterative model to determine the optimal current density time profile for startup.... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20080102330 - Anode side hydrogen/oxygen interface formation inhibition structure of a fuel cell vehicle: The present invention relates to an anode side hydrogen/oxygen interface formation inhibition structure of a fuel cell vehicle which prevents a high voltage field due to hydrogen/oxygen interface formation from being formed so that a stable stack driving may be realized when the fuel cell vehicle starts up or shuts... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20080102331 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system is provided with a fuel cell, a reforming section, a burner section and a system controller, wherein in supplying offgas from a fuel pole of the fuel cell to the burner section, the system controller regulates the combustion at the burner section in consideration of the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080102332 - Device for measuring electrical output and fuel cell stack including the same: A fuel cell stack includes a body that includes electrical generators and a device that is electrically connected to the electrical generators to measure an electrical output from the electrical generators. The device includes a base substrate that is fixed to the body and terminal members that are formed on... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080102333 - Fuel cell unit: According to one embodiment, a fuel cell unit is provided with a unit body including an electromotive section which performs power generation operation, a fuel cartridge removably attached to the unit body and stored with a fuel, a fuel supply line through which the fuel is supplied from the fuel... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080102334 - Pressure relief feature for a fuel cell stack: A pressure relief feature for a fuel cell stack is disclosed, wherein the pressure relief feature relieves excess pressure from the fuel cell stack and facilitates control of a maximum pressure reached within the fuel cell stack.... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC
20080102335 - Thermally integrated fuel cell humidifier for rapid warm-up: A fuel cell stack module that includes a fuel cell stack and an end unit that are part of a thermally integrated assembly. The module also includes a charge air cooler and a WVT unit integrated within the end unit. A cooling fluid is pumped through a line in the... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation
20080102336 - Fuel cell system with a metering unit: The invention relates to a fuel cell system comprising a fuel cell unit (1) and a metering unit for metering a quantity of a substance for at least one electrode (3, 5), said metering unit comprising at least two metering elements (16, 17) that are connected in parallel. Said system... Agent: Stricker, Stricker & Stenby
20080102337 - Solid oxide type fuel battery cell and process for producing the same: A process for producing a cell for solid oxide fuel cells comprising a porous electrolyte layer-forming step of obtaining an electrolyte substrate in which a porous electrolyte layer is formed by applying a slurry for forming an electrolyte layer containing an electrolyte substance powder and a pore-forming agent to the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080102341 - High intensity complex membrane and membrane-electrode assembly including the same: The membrane-electrode assembly includes: a high intensity film with a shape of a porous thin plate having a high intensity; an electrolyte solution which is impregnated into the high intensity film by applying heat and pressure in a state of being sprayed on the high intensity film, thereby forming a... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20080102342 - Polysulfone, electrolyte membrane using the same, and fuel cell using the electrolyte membrane: A polysulfone is provided with a nitrogen-containing functional group having an affinity to an acid, an electrolyte membrane using the polysulfone, and a fuel cell including the electrolyte membrane. In particular, the polysulfone includes a nitrogen-containing functional group that has an affinity to an acid, such as a phosphoric acid,... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20080102340 - Solid oxide fuel cell: A solid oxide fuel cell which has high output capacity especially at an operating temperature of 600° C.-800° C. and effectively prevents influence of reaction between respective layers. The solid oxide fuel cell includes a solid electrolyte layer between a fuel electrode and an air electrode, a support comprised of... Agent: Carrier Blackman And Associates
20080102343 - Mounting structure of fuel cell stack: A mounting structure of a fuel cell stack includes a first and a second end plate respectively attached to a first and a second side of a separation plate of the fuel cell stack, and a pair of enclosure panels detachably mounted to the end plates. The enclosure panels may... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20080102344 - Single cell and method for producing single cell, fuel cell and method for producing fuel cell: A single cell ensuring appropriate bonding of the components while suitably enhancing the productivity, a producing method of the single cell, a fuel cell, and a producing method of the fuel cell are provided. The single cell (2) is formed by stacking a plurality of components constituting the single cell... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20080102345 - Fuel cell stack compression retention system with external springs: A fuel cell system is provided including a fuel cell stack having a first end and second end; an upper end unit adjacent the first end of the fuel cell stack; a lower end unit adjacent the second end of the fuel cell stack; and a compression retention system disposed... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC
20080102346 - Current collector plate: Disclosed is a new conductive current collector plate. The plate has alternating concentric ridges and channels on one side and a series of holes drilled perpendicular to and through the diameter of the concentric ridges. Two plates used in combination as the cathode and anode side of a typical proton... Agent: Justin Loew
20080102348 - Saparator for fuel cell having channels for self-humidifaction: A separator for a fuel cell includes a main separator and a sub separator. A plurality of intake manifolds and exhaust manifolds are perforated on both end portions of the main separator and the sub separator. A plurality of channels are formed on an upper surface of the main separator... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20080102347 - Super-hydrophobic composite bipolar plate: A method for making a super-hydrophobic composite bipolar plate including providing a substrate comprising a composite material including carbon, and a surface layer on the substrate, and wherein the surface layer includes silicon and oxygen, and heating the substrate and surface layer to cause moieties including carbon from the substrate... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation
20080102350 - Catalyst for cathode of fuel cell, preparing method and fixing method thereof, and fuel cell including same: A cathode catalyst for a fuel cell is inexpensive and has high durability against methanol. A method of manufacturing and fixing the cathode catalyst, and a fuel cell including it, are disclosed. The cathode catalyst includes a compound selected from the group consisting of PdSn, PdAu, PdCo, PdWO3, and mixtures... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell
20080102349 - Membrane-electrode assembly having reduced interfacial resistance between catalyst electrode and electrolyte membrane: The membrane-electrode assembly includes: a porous first catalyst electrode layer; a first gas diffusion layer which is coupled to a lower surface of the first catalyst electrode layer; a porous second catalyst electrode layer which is coupled to an upper surface of the first catalyst electrode layer; a conductive electrolyte... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20080102351 - Battery cover grounding device for portable terminal: A battery cover grounding device for a portable terminal including a metallic battery cover is provided. The grounding device includes a grounding member installed on the terminal to be connected to a grounding surface of the terminal and to be in contact with the battery cover. The grounding member has... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP
20080102354 - Prismatic lithium ion rechargeable battery: The provided is a prismatic lithium ion battery including an electrode assembly having a wound structure of a stack of a positive electrode, a separator, and a negative electrode. The stack has a first side edge and a second side edge, and the wound structure of the stack is formed... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell
20080102322 - Method and apparatus for improving the performance of a fuel cell electric power system: Current pulsing improves the performance of fuel cells in a fuel cell stack based power system. Voltage clamping limits the voltage peaks that occur after a current pulse. In a hybrid power system, an electric storage device supplies the loads during current pulsing. The electric storage device may sink current... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20080102323 - Enzyme electrode, enzyme electrode producing method, sensor and fuel cell each using enzyme electrode: An amino acid capable of coordinately binding to a metallic complex is introduced to an active site within the enzyme or another controlled position near the active site. Therefore, when a mediator is introduced into the enzyme, a mediator-introduced position is controlled to be held at or near the active... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20080102324 - Fuel cell: A simple, inexpensive and highly efficient fuel cell has boundary structures made of a photo-sensitive material in combination with selective patterning. Printed circuit board (PCB) fabrication techniques combine boundary structures with two and three dimensional electrical flow path. Photo-sensitive material and PCB fabrication techniques are alternately or combined utilized for... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm, Inc.
20080102325 - Fuel cell: A simple, inexpensive and highly efficient fuel cell has boundary structures made of a photo-sensitive material in combination with selective patterning. Printed circuit board (PCB) fabrication techniques combine boundary structures with two and three dimensional electrical flow path. Photo-sensitive material and PCB fabrication techniques are alternately or combined utilized for... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm, Inc.
20080102327 - Fuel cell and method for cold-starting such a fuel cell: A fuel cell includes an electrolyte electrode assembly having a cathode disposed on a first side and an anode disposed on a second side of the electrolyte electrode assembly, a first flow module disposed adjacent the cathode, and a second flow module disposed adjacent the anode. At least one of... Agent: Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC
20080102328 - Fuel processor for a fuel cell arrangement and a method of operating a fuel processor for a fuel cell arrangement: The fuel processor (10) comprises a desulphurisation reactor (12), a catalytic partial oxidation reactor (14), a combustor (16) and a pre-reformer (18), means (20) to supply a hydrocarbon fuel to the desulphurisation reactor (12), means (24) to supply air to the catalytic partial oxidation reactor (14) and means (24) to... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20080102329 - Material neutral power generation: A renewable electrical power generation system is provided having energy storage and a power generation system to convert the stored energy to electrical power to ensure the end user with a continuous source of electrical power. The system comprises a renewable energy to electrical power unit plus a system to... Agent: Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C. The Financial Center
20080102338 - Electrode for fuel cell, membrane-electrode assembly for fuel cell including same, and fuel cell system including the same: An electrode for a fuel cell according to the present invention includes an electrode substrate and a catalyst layer on the electrode substrate. The catalyst layer includes an active catalyst and a heteropoly acid additive including a heteropoly acid supported by an inorganic carrier... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20080102352 - Battery pack including multiple battery cell technologies: A battery pack includes a housing. A first battery is located in the housing, the first battery using a first cell technology. A second battery is located in the housing, the second battery using a second cell technology that is different from the first cell technology. The battery pack can... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLP
20080102353 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and manufacturing method of the same: In a method for manufacturing a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, a negative electrode having a current collector exposed portion in a portion corresponding to an outer winding end of an electrode body, metallic lithium piece is allowed to precipitate or be deposited on this current collector exposed portion, and this... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20080102355 - Battery cooling system: A cordless power tool has a housing which includes a mechanism to couple with a removable battery pack. The battery pack includes one or more battery cells as well as a vent system in the battery pack housing which enables fluid to move through the housing. A mechanism is associated... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
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20080102357 - Secondary battery: The present invention relates to a secondary battery, and in particular relating to a secondary battery in which connection between the bare cell and the protection circuit can be established by a mechanical connection system without using molding method. A secondary battery of the present invention includes a bare cell... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell
20080102358 - Lithium metal anode construction for seawater or air semi-fuel cells having flexible pouch packaging: Lithium metal anode protection, and various semi-fuel cell constructions for use in deep, high pressure seawater or air media are provided. The described lithium semi-fuel cells achieve record high energy densities, due to the high energy density of lithium anode and the use of the cathode reactant from the surrounding... Agent: Ian Kowalczyk Maxpower, Inc.
20080102359 - Electrode plate for battery and lithium secondary battery including the same: An electrode plate for a battery includes a current collector having a substrate and a plurality of protrusions that are carried on the substrate; and an active material layer that is carried on the current collector. The protrusions include a conductive material that undergoes plastic deformation more easily than the... Agent: Stevens, Davis, Miller & Mosher, LLP
20080102360 - Alkaline electrochemical cell with reduced gassing: Electrochemical cells including a casing or cup for direct electrical contact with a negative electrode or counter electrode and serving as the current collector for the electrode. The casing includes a substrate having a plated coating of an alloy including copper, tin and zinc, the coating having a composition gradient... Agent: Michael C. Pophal Eveready Battery Company Inc
20080102361 - Electrode assembly and secondary battery with the same: The present invention relates to an electrode assembly and a secondary battery with the same, more particularly to the electrode assembly which includes an anode plate, a cathode plate, and a separator disposed between the anode plate and the cathode plate, wherein the separator includes a ceramic separator including a... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20080102362 - Lead member and boding method thereof and nonaqueous electrolyte electricity storing device: A first member 11 and a second member 12 connected to each other are provided. The first member 11 is electrically connected to an electrode. The second member 12 is bonded to a position of the first member 11 remote from the electrode and is constituted by a material of... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20080102363 - Thin film lithium battery: A thin film lithium battery according to the present invention is a thin film lithium battery in which a positive electrode layer 20, a negative electrode layer 50, a solid electrolyte layer 40 provided therebetween, and a collector 10 electrically connected to at least one of the positive electrode layer... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20080102364 - Prismatic can type lithium ion rechargeable battery: A prismatic can type lithium ion rechargeable battery of the present invention includes an electrode assembly, a prismatic can accommodating the electrode assembly, a cap assembly including a cap plate closing an upper opening portion of the prismatic can. A distortion prevention portion is formed on a side surface of... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell
20080102365 - End cap seal assembly for an electrochemical cell: An end cap seal assembly for an electrochemical cell such as an alkaline cell is disclosed. The end cap assembly comprises a metal support disk and underlying insulating sealing disk and a metal end cap overlying the metal support disk. The edge of the end cap and metal support disk... Agent: Mr. Barry D. Josephs Attorney At Law
20080102366 - End cap seal for an electrochemical cell: An end cap seal assembly for an electrochemical cell such as an alkaline cell is disclosed. The end cap assembly comprises a metal support disk and underlying insulating sealing disk and a metal end cap overlying the metal support disk. The edge of the end cap and metal support disk... Agent: Mr. Barry D. Josephs Attorney At Law
20080102367 - Battery having positive temperature coefficient element:
20080102368 - Battery pack: In a battery pack, a circuit board (10) has a plurality of external output terminals (3, 5) on the front, and a cover (16) has a plurality of openings (19, 20) that correspond to the external output terminals (3, 5) as through holes, respectively. A groove (29) filled with a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080102369 - Nonaqueous secondary battery and method of using the same: A nonaqueous secondary battery having a positive electrode having a positive electrode mixture layer, a negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolyte, in which the positive electrode contains, as an active material, a lithium-containing transition metal oxide containing a metal element selected from the group consisting of Mg, Ti, Zr, Ge,... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080102370 - Lithium ion secondary battery and method for forming negative electrode plate for lithium ion secondary battery: An active material of silicon, tin or a compound containing silicon or tin is formed on a current collector of a negative electrode in form of a plurality of island regions so that the island regions are separated from one another. Furthermore, a conductive protective film is formed on the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20080102371 - Dry particle based adhesive electrode and methods of making same: A dry process based capacitor and method for a self-supporting dry adhesive electrode film for use therein is disclosed.... Agent: Maxwell Technologies, Inc.
20080102372 - Cathode active material for lithium ion rechargeable battery and manufacturing method thereof: A method for manufacturing a cathode active material for a lithium ion rechargeable battery, including: impact grinding a bulk sintered lithium transition metal composite oxide using an impact fine grinding mill to obtain a lithium transition metal composite oxide powder having an average particle size of D μm (D being... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20080102373 - Solid-state secondary power supply: Application: in electric equipment as a secondary current source (storage battery). Nature of the invention: Solid-state secondary current source, consisting from an anode (An0), in a form of a metal or an alloy of metals, whose fluorination leads to generation of fluoride or fluorides with high isobar generation potential, an... Agent: Houston Eliseeva
20080102374 - Active material for secondary battery, and secondary battery: An active material for a secondary battery has excellent large current charge-discharge characteristic and a high energy density. The secondary battery is composed mainly of the active material having a conductive polymer compound represented by formula B or F as the positive electrode. Because this conductive polymer compound works as... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20080102376 - Method for producing difluorophosphate, nonaqueous electrolyte solution for secondary battery and nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: The present invention provides a simple method for producing a difluorophosphate from a source material, the difluorophosphate being useful as additives for nonaqueous electrolyte solutions for secondary batteries. In the method, a source material containing a carbonate and/or a borate is allowed to react with a source gas which contains... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.Stock material or miscellaneous articles
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