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Chemistry: electrical current producing apparatus, product, and process July cataloged by category listing 07/08Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20080182136 - Microscale electrochemical cell and methods incorporating the cell: An electrochemical cell for processing a sample fluid, has a body with a flow path, the flow path having an inlet and an outlet; a reference electrode in fluid communication with the flow path; a counter electrode in fluid communication with the flow path; a porous working electrode in fluid... Agent: Eksigent Technologies, LLC C/o Sheldon Mak Rose & Anderson
20080182137 - Fuel cell manufacturing device and fuel cell: There are disclosed a fuel cell manufacturing device in which a time of an assembling operation of a fuel cell can be reduced, and the fuel cell. A fuel cell manufacturing device is for use in manufacturing a fuel cell having a cell component including a plurality of stacked cells,... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20080182139 - Algorithm for online adaptive polarization curve estimation of a fuel cell stack: An algorithm for determining a polarization curve of a fuel cell stack. When the fuel cell stack is running and certain data validity criteria have been met, the algorithm goes into a data collection mode where it collects stack data, such as stack current density, average cell voltage and minimum... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation
20080182140 - Method and apparatus for humidification of the membrane of a fuel cell: A fuel cell has an electrochemical process area having a cathode area, an anode area and an ion-exchanging membrane that separates these areas. The cathode area has a gas passage way having a gas inlet, a gas channel and a gas outlet, wherein the gas passage way is for an... Agent: Siemens Schweiz Ag I-47, Intellectual Property
20080182138 - Strategies for mitigating cell degradation during start-up and shutdown with h2/n2 storage: A system and method for reducing cathode carbon corrosion during start-up of a fuel cell stack. If a long enough period of time has gone by since the last system shutdown, then both the anode side and the cathode side of the stack will be filled with air. If the... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation
20080182141 - Device and a method for operation of a high temperature fuel cell: The invention relates to a method and a device for operating a high-temperature fuel cell using liquid fuel, preferably diesel oil, where a reformer for the liquid fuel precedes the high-temperature fuel cell on the anode side. A recirculation line for the hot anode exhaust gas is provided, which departing... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLC
20080182144 - Fuel cell system: When the output of a fuel cell starts to decrease, in consideration of the increase in the power generation efficiency, an instruction for the output of the fuel cell undergoes a smoothing process to gradually decrease the output, and excessive electric power generated during a period in which the power... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20080182143 - Fuel cell system with series-parallel circuit: The present invention relates to a fuel cell system with series-parallel circuit, comprising a plurality of fuel cell stacks, each fuel cell stack consisting of a fuel cell member and a DC voltage conversion unit; and a series-parallel circuit unit. The fuel cell member in respective fuel cell stack is... Agent: G. Link Co., Ltd.
20080182142 - Hydrogen emissions control during up- transients and cathode pulsing: A fuel cell system that controls an anode exhaust gas bleed during power up-transients. The fuel cell system includes a by-pass valve that allows compressor air to by-pass the fuel cell stack and be directly emitted into the cathode exhaust gas stream. The system detects a power up-transient by monitoring... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation
20080182145 - Basic cell structure for fuel cell equipped with sealing means: f
20080182146 - Reactor with electrical insulating film, fuel cell apparatus, electronic device and method of producing electrical insulating film: Disclosed is a reactor including: a heater provided on a surface of the reactor; an electrical insulating film which covers the heater and includes a crystalline RFeO3, where R is a rare earth element; and a radiation prevention film provided on the insulating film.... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20080182147 - Electrochemical device configurations: The present invention generally relates to electrochemical devices such as fuel cells and, in particular, to various component configurations including configurations for converting common fuels directly into electricity without additional fuel reforming or processing. Certain aspects of the invention are generally directed to configurations in which an anode of the... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20080182152 - Fuel cell stack clamping structure and solid oxide fuel cell stack: A clamping structure for a planar solid oxide fuel cell stack comprising a flexible sheet and a rigid, thermally insulating end block, the flexible sheet being capable of bending into a primarily convex shape, the rigid, thermally insulating end block shaped as a rectangular base with a planar surface and... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20080182151 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell stack includes a stack body formed by stacking a plurality of power generation cells. At opposite ends of the stack body in a stacking direction, end plates are provided. A second power collecting terminal protrudes outwardly from the end plate. One end of a bus bar is... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP
20080182149 - High performance, compact and low pressure drop spiral-wound fuel cell humidifier design: A WVT unit for a fuel cell system that employs a spiral-wound design to reduce its size and increase its performance. The WVT unit includes a center tube having a plurality of openings through which the cathode exhaust gas flows. The WVT unit also includes a cylindrical portion wound around... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation
20080182150 - Method of forming membrane electrode assemblies for electrochemical devices: A method of forming a membrane electrode assembly (MEA) includes first bonding a first electrode layer to a first side of an ion-exchange membrane. The method may further include protecting a second side of the membrane with a release sheet. The method may further include removing the release sheet and... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20080182148 - Method of humidifying fuel cell inlets using wick-based water trap humidifiers: A fuel cell system that employs a split fuel cell stack, where fresh anode gas is humidified by water trap humidifiers. The fuel cell system includes a plurality of valves that are opened and closed to provide stack order switching between the split stacks so that the flow of hydrogen... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation
20080182153 - Fuel cell electro-catalyst composite composition, electrode, catalyst-coated membrane, and membrane-electrode assembly: Disclosed are an electro-catalyst composition and a precursor electro-catalyst composition (e.g., ink or suspension) for use in a fuel cell that exhibits improved power output. The electro-catalyst composition comprises: (a) a catalyst un-supported or supported on an electronically conducting carrier (e.g., carbon black particles); and (b) an ion-conducting and electron-conducting... Agent: Bor Z. Jang
20080182154 - Coating slurry for cation-conducting polymer composite membrane, method for producing cation-conducting polymer composite membrane using the coating slurry, membrane-electrode assembly, and fuel cell: Disclosed herein is a slurry-type coating solution for cation-conducting polymer composite membranes that is capable of producing cation-conducting polymer composite membranes with high ionic conductivity as well as low methanol permeability and low ohmic resistance when used in direct-methanol fuel cells, via pluralization of solvents and use of specific additives.... Agent: Summa, Allan & Additon, P.A.
20080182155 - Carbon nanotube, support catalyst, method of preparing the support catalyst and a fuel cell comprising the support catalyst: Carbon nanotubes have an R value of at least 1.3, where R is defined as the ratio (ID/IG) of an integral value of D band intensity (ID) to an integral value of G band intensity (IG) in the Raman spectrum. Such carbon nanotubes can be used to form a support... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20080182156 - Battery pack heat transfer: A battery pack for thermal conduction of heat from a battery cell to a portable computer system is described. The battery pack comprises a housing, a battery cell within the housing, at least one electrode, and a thermal transfer contact separate from the at least one electrode. The thermal transfer... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080182157 - Compliant seal structures for protected active metal anodes: Protected anode architectures have ionically conductive protective membrane architectures that, in conjunction with compliant seal structures and anode backplanes, effectively enclose an active metal anode inside the interior of an anode compartment. This enclosure prevents the active metal from deleterious reaction with the environment external to the anode compartment, which... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP
20080182158 - Battery system: One embodiment of the disclosure relates to a battery having a housing. The housing has a first end and a second end. The second end has a protrusion. A terminal is located adjacent the first end of the housing and has a recess. The recess is configured to receive a... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20080182159 - Cylindrical secondary battery: A cylindrical secondary battery where safety can be secured even when an external pressure accompanying rapid deformation of the battery acts on the battery is provided in a battery having a large capacity. A lithium ion secondary battery has a capacity of 14 Ah, where an upper lid is fixed... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C.
20080182160 - Serial interface between unit cells: A serial interface interposed between two serially connected unit cells provides mechanical strength to the serial connection and conductive coupling therebetween. The serial interface includes an inter-connector having a first vent hole formed therein configured for conductively coupling an anode outer wall of a first unit cell and a cathode... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080182161 - Battery assembly having slim battery tray: A battery assembly (10) has a series of rectangular cells (20) and a square-U shaped tray (14) to support the cells (20) in series, with bottoms (24) coplanar and adjacent sides parallel. The tray (14) has spaced arms (43) for opposing the endmost ones of the series of cells (12)... Agent: Jonathan A. Bay Attorney At Law
20080182162 - Inter-connector between unit cells and serial cell: An inter-connector interposed between two serially connected unit cells provides mechanical strength and conductivity to the serial connection between the unit cells. Embodiments of the inter-connector comprise a supporting frame providing mechanical support for the two unit cells; a welding projection for welding the interconnector to a unit cell; and... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080182164 - Battery assembly and fitting set thereof: A fitting set, including a battery assembly and a receiver having a recess for receiving the battery assembly are disclosed. The battery assembly may include a casing having a top wall, a bottom wall, two first sidewalls, and two second sidewalls. The battery assembly may further include a resilient member... Agent: Mindray C/o Stoel Rives LLP
20080182163 - Battery loading and unloading structure: A battery loading and unloading structure is disclosed, including a main body having a battery receiver defined by a bottom and sidewall, the bottom being provided with a resilient ejector, the sidewall being provided with a battery retainer that is located in a moving track of an engaging member and... Agent: Mindray C/o Stoel Rives LLP
20080182165 - Battery module: A battery module includes a battery case, at least a battery, and at least a thermal pad. The battery case includes a top cover and a bottom cover. The battery is received in the bottom cover of the battery case. The thermal pad is placed in a chamber of the... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20080182166 - Secondary battery and secondary battery manufacturing method: In a secondary battery, for providing a structure which can enable a welding operation even when a gap is formed between a current collecting plate and a winding assembly, recessed portions are formed in a positive current collecting plate. The recessed portions are disposed opposite to the winding assembly. A... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20080182167 - Separator for installation in batteries and a battery: A separator for installation in batteries, comprising at least one first layer and at least one second layer, wherein the layers are configured as nonwovens, is characterized with respect to the object of creating a battery, which following easy production guarantees a long service life and high power, in that... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC
20080182168 - Battery module: A battery module having improved interconnection members to connect rechargeable batteries together and to minimize an increase in a volume of the battery module includes: first and second rechargeable batteries, each having an electrode assembly including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator interposed therebetween, and a casing... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell
20080182169 - Layered lithium-nickel-based compound oxide powder and its prodution process: A layered lithium-nickel-based compound oxide powder for a positive electrode material for a lithium secondary cell, characterized in that the bulk density is at least 2.0 g/cc, the average primary particle size B is from 0.1 to 1 μm, the median diameter A of the secondary particles is from 9... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080182170 - Battery cathode, a lithium ion battery using the same and processes for preparation thereof: A battery cathode including a current collector and a cathode material coated on and/or filled in the current collector, said cathode material including a cathode active substance, a conductive additive and an adhesive, wherein said cathode material is coated with a layer of lithium cobaltate on the surface thereof and... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20080182171 - Composition for negative electrode of non-aqueous rechargeable battery and non-aqueous rechargeable battery prepared by using same: The present invention relates to a negative material for a non-aqueous rechargeable battery and a non-aqueous rechargeable battery including the same. The negative material for a non-aqueous rechargeable battery includes lithium vanadium oxide that is obtained by mixing a lithium compound such as lithium carbonate (Li2CO3) and a vanadium compound... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell
20080182172 - Negative active material for rechargeable lithium battery and rechargeable lithium battery including the same: and M is selected from the group consisting of Al, Cr, Mo, Ti, W, Zr, and combinations thereof) and a compound attached to the surface of the vanadium composite oxide. The compound includes an element selected from the group consisting of Groups 2 to 15 elements and combinations thereof. The... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell
20080182173 - Composite anode active material, method of preparing the same, and anode and lithium battery containing the material: A composite anode active material includes a metal that may be alloyed with lithium, an intermetallic compound incapable of alloying with lithium, and a carbonaceous material, wherein the intermetallic compound exists in a phase structurally separated from the metal capable of alloying with lithium. Since the composite active material contains... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20080182174 - Microporous separators for electrochemical cells: Provided are separators for use in an electrochemical cell comprising (a) an hydrated aluminum oxide of the formula Al2O3.xH2O, wherein x is less than 1.0 and (b) an organic polymer, wherein the hydrated aluminum oxide comprises organic substituents. Preferably, x of the hydrated aluminum oxide is less than 0.8, or... Agent: Optodot Corporation
20080182175 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary cell: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary cell superior in safety against overcharge and in high-temperature cycle characteristic is provided. The non-aqueous electrolyte secondary cell includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a non-aqueous electrolyte, and a pressure sensitive safety mechanism that is actuated upon increase in the cell internal pressure. The positive... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20080182176 - Rechargeable magnesium battery: This invention generally relates to electrochemical cells utilizing magnesium anodes, new solutions and intercalation cathodes. The present invention is a new rechargeable magnesium battery based on magnesium metal as an anode material, a modified Chevrel phase as an intercalation cathode for magnesium ions and new electrolyte solution from which magnesium... Agent: Welsh & Katz, Ltd07/24/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. cataloged by category listing
20080176110 - Fuel cell with proton exchange membrane bonded to acrylic plastic element: A proton exchange membrane fuel cell comprises a membrane formed from a fluorocarbon ionic polymer material capable of being bonded to an acrylic, preferably a polymethylmethacrylate polymer, and at least one desirably electrically conductive plate bonded to an area of a face of the membrane via an acrylic plastic material.... Agent: Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP Attn: Patent Group
20080176112 - Direct oxidation fuel cells with improved cathode gas diffusion media for low air stoichiometry operation: A cathode for use in a direct oxidation fuel cell (DOFC) comprises a gas diffusion medium (GDM) including a backing layer and a microporous layer comprising a fluoropolymer and an electrically conductive material, wherein loading of the fluoropolymer in the microporous layer is in the range from about 10 to... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20080176111 - Fuel cell power request control strategy: A power request controller that prevents a power request signal to a fuel cell stack controller from providing more compressor air and hydrogen gas than is necessary to meet the current power demands of the vehicle. The stack controller generates a signal of the available current from the fuel cell... Agent: Miller Ip Group, Plc General Motors Corporation
20080176114 - Fuel cell system and managing method thereof: A fuel cell system a includes a cooling water temperature raising unit that raises the temperature of a fuel cell stack by passing discharge gas of a process burner or hydrogen gas of a fuel processing unit and cooling water that is heated by the discharge gas of the process... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20080176115 - Residual capacity detection method and residual capacity detection system for fuel cell battery: Upon determining the temperature of and pressure in a flow path connecting between a fuel cell and a fuel storage container for supplying fuel to the fuel cell in order to detect a residual capacity of a fuel cell battery, the temperature is determined from those measured in electronic equipment... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.c.
20080176113 - Systems and method for solid oxide fuel cell cathode processing and testing: Systems and methods for high performing in-situ SOFC cathodes, demonstrating self-improved performance over time. Exemplary embodiments include a SOFC including an electrolyte layer, an anode coupled to the electrolyte layer and a cathode coupled to the electrolyte layer, wherein the anode is prepared by applying an anode contact layer to... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20080176117 - Fuel cell system and fuel cell system control method: A fuel cell system and control method that accurately estimates the idle return time and/or auxiliary device power consumption that changes in accordance with environmental conditions. A fuel cell system comprising fuel cell 19 that generates power by supplying fuel gas containing hydrogen and oxidant gas containing oxygen, idle stopping... Agent: Young & Basile, P.c.
20080176116 - Start-up method for fuel cell: A start-up method for a fuel cell system that includes a fuel cell that carries out power generation by the electrochemical reaction between a fuel gas and the oxygen gas in the air; a fuel gas discharge path and a fuel gas supply path that are connected to the fuel... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP
20080176118 - System and method for controlling the operation of a fuel processsing system: A control system and method for a fuel processing system. The control system automates the operation of a fuel processing system by monitoring operating parameters and automatically controlling the operation of the system responsive to the monitored parameters, predefined subroutines and/or user inputs.... Agent: Kolisch Hartwell, P.c.
20080176119 - Fuel cell device and electronic equipment: Disclosed is a fuel cell device, comprising: a fuel cell to extract electric power by an electrochemical reaction of a fuel and oxygen; a heat exchanger to heat a fluid to be used for the fuel cell by heat of the fuel cell; and a heat insulating container to house... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, Pc
20080176120 - Fuel cell with protective device: The present invention relates to a fuel cell with protective device, comprising a plurality of fuel cell stacks, a fuel cell protection circuit unit and a switch control device. The fuel cell protective circuit unit consists of a plurality of channel selection devices and a series-parallel circuit unit. The channel... Agent: G. Link Co., Ltd.
20080176121 - Fuel battery system and device for terminal using the fuel battery system: In a system, a first or second opening and closing valve, a first or second pressure sensor for detection, and a first or second pressure adjusting valve are disposed between a hydrogen storing alloy container and a fuel battery cell, and the first or second opening and closing valves or... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.c.
20080176122 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system including: a fuel cell which generates electrical power through the reaction of a reaction gas; a reaction gas supply device which supplies the reaction gas to the fuel cell; a cooling device which cools the fuel cell by circulating a coolant through the fuel cell; a... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP
20080176123 - Recording apparatus: The present invention provides a recording apparatus, which operates by using a fuel cell as a power source, for performing recording by a printing material, including: a printing material storing portion for storing the printing material; a fuel tank for storing a fuel to be supplied to the fuel cell;... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20080176124 - Lithium-air battery: A lithium-air battery includes a lithium negative electrode, a positive electrode including a catalyst containing gold, and a non-aqueous electrolyte interposed between the positive electrode and the lithium negative electrode. The catalyst includes gold supported on a cerium-containing oxide, such as a cerium-zirconium compound oxide or a cerium-aluminum compound oxide.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.
20080176125 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell includes electrode sheets composed of an electrically conductive porous body composed by a sheet member having a framework having a three-dimensional mesh structure containing pores, a catalyst layer formed on one side thereof, and a resin portion integrally formed on an outer peripheral edge; the electrically conductive... Agent: Darby & Darby P.c.
20080176126 - Electrolyte membrane comprising nanocomposite ion complex, manufacturing method thereof, and fuel cell including the same: An electrolyte membrane includes a nanocomposite ion complex that is a reaction product of a nanocomposite with a basic polymer. The nanocomposite includes a polymer having a sulfonic acid group and an unmodified clay. Either the unmodified clay has a layered structure and is dispersed in the polymer having the... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20080176127 - Anode air purge valve design: A purge valve for a split fuel cell stack design that prevents a direct flow path between the anode sides of the split stacks. The purge valve includes an inlet port that receives purge air from a compressor, a first outlet port in fluid communication with the anode side of... Agent: Miller Ip Group, Plc General Motors Corporation
20080176128 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell including a membrane electrode assembly (MEA), an anode current collector, a cathode current collector and a water transport layer is provided. The MEA includes an anode layer, a cathode layer, and an electrolyte layer disposed between the anode layer and the cathode layer. The anode current collector... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20080176129 - Nanocomposite for fuel cell, method of preparing the nanocomposite, and fuel cell including the nanocomposite: Provided is a nanocomposite for the catalyst layer of a fuel cell electrode including: a carbon nanofiber; and metal catalyst particles uniformly applied to the surface of the carbon nanofiber, wherein the carbon nanofiber has a surface oxygen content of at least 0.03 calculated by the formula: Oxygen content=[atomic percentage... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20080176130 - Liquid fuel composition and fuel cell using the same: Disclosed is a fuel composition for fuel cells with improved performance. In order to efficiently remove undesirable intermediates of a fuel cell that uses liquid oxygenated hydrocarbons as fuel thereof, polyoxometalate as an oxidation assistant is directly added to the fuel cell. Herein, polyoxometalate includes at least one redox reactive... Agent: Nath & Associates
20080176131 - Rechargeable battery: The present invention relates to a rechargeable battery, particularly a rechargeable battery having a bare cell, a protective circuit board, a lead plate, and a flat plate attached to a cap plate of the bare cell for connecting the lead plate to the cap plate. According to the invention, the... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell
20080176132 - Anode and battery: An anode capable of relaxing the stress concentration and improving the characteristics 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 an anode active material layer has a metal element increasing and... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20080176133 - Anode and battery: An anode capable of relaxing the stress due to expansion and shrinkage and a battery using the anode are provided. In the anode, an anode active material layer containing at least one of silicon and tin as an element is provided on both faces of a strip-shaped anode current collector.... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20080176134 - Case for secondary battery and battery pack including the same: A case for a secondary battery prevents reverse-insertion of a battery by having a step-shaped fastening groove formed in an upper case, the groove being connected to a fastening projection of a terminal of an electrical/electronic device. A battery pack includes the case. The battery pack further includes: a bare... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell
20080176135 - Battery module and its method of manufacture: A rechargeable battery that prevents a concentration of stress on a coupling portion of a lead tab and a cap assembly at a time of bending the lead tab so as to not damage the coupling portion includes: an electrode assembly having a first electrode, a second electrode, and a... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell
20080176136 - Controlling leakage in an electrochemical cell: An electrochemical cell includes a flow plate and a seal that is contact with the flow plate. The seal forms an outer boundary of a sealed region to contain a reactant flow. The flow plate includes an opening that is located out of the sealed region to communicate leakage from... Agent: Trop Pruner & Hu, Pc
20080176137 - Energy storage device: An energy storage device comprising a positive electrode composed of a polarizable electrode including activated carbon, a negative electrode using a material capable of inserting and extracting lithium ions as an anode active material, and a nonaqueous electrolyte, wherein lithium-containing porous metal oxide is included as the anode active material... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.c.
20080176138 - Carbon electrodes for electrochemical applications: Systems and methods are provided for producing high-surface-area three-dimensional electrodes for electrochemical applications. In one embodiment, sheets of precursor material are interleaved with sheets of a sacrificial material and then bonded to a base comprising a precursor material with a precursor bonding material. The precursor sheets, base and bonding material... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP Ip Prosecution Department
20080176139 - Three dimensional battery: A battery device includes a cathode current collector and an anode current collector. A fibrous electrode forms a structure defining a plurality of pores. A first portion of the fibrous electrode is in contact with a current collector. An electrolytic polymer is electrodeposited on the fibrous electrode to provide substantial... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20080176140 - Battery: A battery includes a spirally wound electrode body in which a cathode and an anode are layered with a separator in between and spirally wound. The spirally wound electrode body is attached with at least one lead on the spirally-winding center side. The cathode has a cathode current collector having... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20080176141 - Flame retarding polymer electrolyte composition containing maleimides: A flame retarding polymer electrolyte composition containing maleimides includes a modified maleimide; a lithium salt; and at least one ionic solution in a ratio of at least 2 wt % relative to the total weight of the composition. By using the hyperbranched dendrimer-like structure of the modified maleimide as grafted... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080176142 - Nonaqueous electrolyte battery, battery pack and vehicle: A nonaqueous electrolyte battery includes a negative electrode and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The negative electrode comprises an active material having a lithium ion insertion potential of 0.4V (vs Li/Li+) or more, a conductive agent and a current collector. The nonaqueous electrolyte contains first sultones having an unsaturated hydrocarbon group. A... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.
20080176143 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes an electrode group having a positive electrode and a negative electrode wound flatly by way of an interposed separator, a positive electrode tab electrically connected to the positive electrode, and projecting from a spiral winding surface of the electrode group, a negative electrode tab... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.
20080171235 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery. The rechargeable battery is constructed with a bare cell, a protective circuit board electrically connected to the bare cell, a lead plate located between the bare cell and the protective circuit board, and a combining case covering an upper end of the bare cell, the protective circuit... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell
20080171236 - Fuel battery: A fuel battery including an electrically conductive inner body, a membrane electrode set and an electrically conductive outer body is disclosed. The electrically conductive inner body has an accommodating space, and has an opening communicating with the accommodating space. The electrically conductive inner space has a plurality of through holes... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20080171238 - Cathode saturation arrangement for fuel cell power plant: The heat from various portions of a fuel cell power plant (110) are redistributed in a manner allowing desired modification of/to the heat removal means (152, 156), e. g., radiator (152), included in the coolant loop for the fuel cell stack assembly (CSA) (12). A humidifier (70) added in the... Agent: Stephen A. Schneeberger
20080171240 - Fuel cell system and control method of the same: A fuel cell system and a method for controlling the same corrects concentration sensing values by estimating temperature according to the load amount of a stack. A control method of a fuel cell system including the steps of: measuring the load amount of loads supplied with power from a stack;... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080171237 - Solid oxide fuel cell device and system: The invention provides tubular solid oxide fuel cell devices and a fuel cell system incorporating a plurality of the fuel devices, each device including an elongate tube having a reaction zone for heating to an operating reaction temperature, and at least one cold zone that remains at a low temperature... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20080171239 - Systems and methods for protecting a fuel cell: The invention relates to hybrid fuel cell systems that protect a fuel cell with a second electrical energy source. The second electrical energy source powers a load to prevent the fuel cell from witnessing stoichiometric levels that may lead to reductions in fuel cell performance or health. The hybrid fuel... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP
20080171241 - Micro fuel cell system start up and shut down systems and methods: Described herein are fuel cell systems and methods of using fuel cell systems. The systems include a fuel cell that generates electrical energy using hydrogen and a fuel processor that produces hydrogen from a fuel source. The fuel processor includes a reformer and a burner that heats the reformer.... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP
20080171243 - Reaction vessel and reaction device: The present invention relates to a reaction vessel for fuel cells, and more particular to a reaction vessel capable of obtaining reaction temperature promptly at the time of initial operation and a reaction device to form a reforming device of the fuel cell using the same. The reaction device of... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell
20080171242 - Reformer, method for controlling pump in fuel cell system, and control unit: An object is to provide a reformer, a method for controlling a natural gas pump in a fuel cell system, and others, capable of selectively changing a flow rate between for system start-up and for normal operation thereof. In the method for controlling a natural gas pump in the fuel... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20080171245 - Heat radiation preventing film, reaction device, fuel cell device, electronic equipment, heat reflecting film, and heat insulating container: Disclosed is a reaction device, including: a reaction device main body; an adhesion layer formed on a surface of the reaction device main body; and a surface layer formed on a surface of the adhesion layer, wherein the adhesion layer includes a material selected from the group consisting of W... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20080171246 - Pyrolysis-based fuel processing method and apparatus: The method for generating a hydrogen-rich stream from hydrocarbon fuels, ultimately to produce hydrogen gas, involves the following two steps performed in a cyclic fashion: (1) pyrolysis of the hydrocarbon fuel to obtain a carbon-rich fraction and a hydrogen-rich fraction; and (2) oxidation of the carbon-rich fraction, or a portion... Agent: Ira S. Dorman
20080171244 - Standalone hydrogen generating system: In the standalone hydrogen generating system provided with at least a hydrogen generating cell (10) constituting a hydrogen generating device, auxiliary machines (16), (17) for operating the hydrogen generating device, and a fuel cell (33) for supplying electric energy to the auxiliary machines (16), (17), the hydrogen generating device is... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP
20080171247 - Reformer of fuel cell system: A reformer of a fuel cell system is disclosed. One embodiment of the reformer includes a reforming reactor generating reformed gas containing hydrogen by reforming hydrogen-containing fuel; and a CO remover removing carbon monoxide contained in the reformed gas generated from the reforming reactor, wherein the CO remover is disposed... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080171248 - Thermally activated safety valve for pressure vessels: A pressure vessel is provided having an outer support layer having an inner surface; a composite wrap disposed adjacent to the inner surface; and a liner disposed adjacent to the fiber composite wrap. Further provided is an adapter disposed at a first end of the pressure vessel and configured for... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC
20080171249 - Thermally efficient micromachined device: A micromachined device for efficient thermal processing at least one fluid stream includes at least one fluid conducting tube having at least a region with wall thickness of less than 50 μm. The device optionally includes one or more thermally conductive structures in thermal communication with first and second thermally... Agent: Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP
20080171250 - Fuel cell: Even if reaction gas flows into a substantially rectangular anode-side and cathode-side gaps formed between an annular main body portion and a membrane electrode assembly in an anode side and a cathode side of a fuel cell, the reaction gas is prevented from flowing out from an outlet without passing... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20080171251 - Functional membrane and production method thereof, and electrolyte membrane for use in fuel cell and production method thereof: A functional membrane and a production method thereof including: an ion irradiation step in which a polymer film substrate is irradiated with high energy heavy ions at 10 4 to 10 14 ions/cm2, to generate active species in the film substrate; and a graft polymerization step in which after the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20080171252 - Novel polymer electrolyte, polymer electrolyte composition, electrolyte membrane, and production method and use thereof: A polymer electrolyte comprising a hydrophilic segment having a sulfonic acid groups and a hydrophobic segment having no sulfonic acid group, each segment having an aromatic ring in its main chain, wherein the polymer electrolyte is an aromatic block copolymer having an ion-exchange capacity of solely the hydrophilic segment at... Agent: Young & Thompson
20080171256 - Direct alcohol fuel cell: A direct alcohol fuel cell (DAFC) that uses methanol or ethanol as a fuel includes a membrane electrode assembly in which an anode, an electrolyte membrane, and a cathode are stacked, a fuel chamber in which alcohol is stored, and a fuel supply system that supplies the alcohol to the... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20080171254 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell including at least a membrane electrode assembly (MEA), a pipe, a pump and a linkage arrangement is provided. The MEA includes an anode layer, a cathode layer and an electrolyte layer disposed between the anode layer and the cathode layer. The pump is adapted to drive a... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20080171255 - Fuel cell for use in a portable fuel cell system: In one embodiment, a fuel cell stack for use in a fuel cell comprises a plurality of cathode flow field plates having a first plurality of through-cuts to form a first plurality of shared flow fields to receive a first reactant gas flow, a plurality of anode flow field plates... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP
20080171257 - Modular fuel-cell stack assembly: A fuel cell assembly having a plurality of fuel cells arranged in a stack. An end plate assembly abuts the fuel cell at an end of said stack. The end plate assembly has an inlet area adapted to receive an exhaust gas from the stack, an outlet area and a... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman, P.c John J Torrente
20080171253 - Water removal channel for pem fuel cell stack headers: A bipolar plate for a fuel cell is disclosed including a first unipolar plate having an active surface with a plurality of flowfield channels formed therein. The first unipolar plate further includes an inlet header disposed at a first end of the unipolar plate that is in communication with the... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC
20080171258 - Liquid injector for fuel cell, fuel cell and fuel cartridge: The valve of the fuel cartridge nozzle is constituted by a valve body, a valve seat, a first compression spring urging the valve body to move toward the valve seat, a seal ring interposed between the valve body urged by the first compression spring and the valve seat, a valve... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080171259 - Film covered electrical device, frame member, and housing system for film covered electrical device: Disclosed is a laminate cell (1) comprising an electric power generating element (2) and a laminate film (7) so arranged as to surround the electric power generating element (2). The laminate cell (1) further comprises a frame member (10) which surrounds and holds the electric power generating element (2) and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080171260 - Cap assembly and secondary battery having the same: A cap assembly and a secondary battery having the same which can prevent current from flowing out of the battery by preventing contact of a broken vent member with a cap. The vent member is broken due to an internal pressure of the secondary battery greater than a predetermined level.... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20080171261 - Conductive component: A conductive component has a housing and a conductor. The housing is conductive and has a contact end, a distal end, a through hole and an inner surface. The through hole is formed through the contact end and the distal end. The conductor is mounted movably in the through hole... Agent: Joe Mckinney Muncy
20080171262 - Battery module for power hand tool: A battery module includes a top cover and a bottom cover affixed together to accommodate a battery set, which has conducting terminals positioned in respective bottom side holes of the bottom cover for the contact of respective metal contacts of a battery charger or power hand tool. A movable member... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20080171263 - Negative electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, its manufacturing method, and nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery using the same: A negative electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery comprising a current collector with a concave and a convex formed at least on one surface thereof, and a column member having n (n≧2) stages of laminated columnar portions obliquely formed on the convex of the current collector, wherein a layer being... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20080171264 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and fabrication method thereof: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery including a positive electrode containing a positive active material, a negative electrode containing a negative active material and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The secondary battery contains, as the negative active material, a lithium-containing molybdenum oxide represented by a chemical formula LixMoO2 (0.05≦x≦0.25) when in a fully... Agent: Kubovcik & Kubovcik
20080171265 - Positive electrode for secondary battery, manufacturing method thereof, and secondary battery: In order to provide a positive electrode for a secondary battery having a low electric resistance and a large mechanical strength, and a secondary battery capable of charge and discharge using a large current and having a large capacity and excellent in storage characteristics, there is used a positive electrode... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20080171266 - Alkaline dry battery: An alkaline dry battery including a zinc negative electrode prepared by dispersing zinc alloy powder containing 0.015 wt % or less of indium and 0.008 wt % to 0.02 wt % both inclusive of aluminum into a gelled alkaline electrolyte containing 0.5 wt % to 3 wt % both inclusive... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20080171267 - Cyclic siloxane-based compounds and solid polymer electrolyte composition containing the same as a crosslinking agent: The present invention relates to a cyclic siloxane-based compound and a solid polymer electrolyte composition containing the same as a crosslinking agent, more particularly to a cyclic siloxane-based compound having a novel structure in which polyalkylene oxide acrylate groups are introduced into a cyclic siloxane compound and a solid polymer... Agent: Ronald R. Santucci Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20080171268 - Dissociating agents, formulations and methods providing enhanced solubility of fluorides: The present invention provides compositions, formulations and methods providing for the effective dissolution of inorganic fluorides in solvents via incorporation of a dissociating agent component. Dissociating agents of the present invention participate in chemical reactions in solution, such as complex formation, acid-base reactions, and adduct formation reactions, that result in... Agent: Greenlee Winner And Sullivan P C07/10/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. cataloged by category listing
20080166598 - Arrangement for compressing fuel cells in a fuel stack: Element for compressing a fuel cell stack comprising two spring plates defining a gas-tight cavity filled with a suitable medium. Expansion of the medium upon increase of the temperature gives rise to a force compressing the stack. Additional spring rings can be placed between the spring plates, in order to... Agent: Smith-hill And Bedell, P.C.
20080166602 - Co2 separator for direct methanol fuel cell system: A CO2 separator for a direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) includes a single-layered membrane or a multi-layered membrane. In addition, (i) the membrane has a plurality of diffusion channels extending from an inside of the membrane to an outside of the membrane facing the inside, and mean diameters of the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080166603 - Energy storage system: A closed loop energy storage system configured with a hydrogen tank, an oxygen tank, a fuel cell stack and an electrolyzer. A heat exchanger freeze-dries the hydrogen and oxygen prior to their storage in their respective tanks. The heat exchanger also uses excess fuel cell heat to preheat streams of... Agent: The Law Office Of John A. Griecci
20080166599 - Fuel cell and method for reducing electrode degradation during startup and shutdown cycles: One embodiment of the invention includes a product comprising: a membrane electrolyte having a first face and a second face; and an anode over the first face and a cathode over the second face, and wherein the anode has a catalyst loading that is less than 50% of the catalyst... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20080166600 - Fuel cell stack, installation structure of fuel cell stack, method of transporting fuel cell stack, and method of mounting fuel cell stack on vehicle: In order to easily transport a fuel cell stack, without increasing costs, the fuel cell stack according to the present invention includes a stack body 5 in which end plates 8, 8 are arranged at both ends in a cell lamination direction, and suspension hangers 10 provided on the end... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20080166604 - Model based real-time optimization of fuel cell clusters: A power generation system is provided. The power generation system includes a fuel cell controller, at least one fuel cell cluster operably connected to the fuel cell controller and a data server operably connected to the fuel cell cluster. The data server is configured to obtain operational data from the... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20080166601 - Polymer electrolyte membrane and membrane/electrode assembly for polymer electrolyte fuel cell: A polymer electrode membrane 15, comprising a proton conductive polymer which has an electrical conductivity of at least 0.07 S/cm at a temperature of 80° C. at a relative humidity of 40% and which has a water content of less than 15 mass; and a membrane/electrode assembly 10 comprising an... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080166605 - Two-dimensional composite particle adapted for use as a catalyst and method of making same: The present invention is directed to a composite particle that is microscopically two-dimensional with a third nanoscopic dimension, and to methods of making same. The particle may include a support and a metal layer. The metal layer may be catalytically active such that the particle is adapted to act as... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC
20080166606 - Hydrogen generator and fuel cell using the same: A hydrogen generator using a chemical hydride includes a reactor which stores an aqueous solution of chemical hydride, a catalyst which catalyzes the reaction of the aqueous solution of chemical hydride and water to generate hydrogen, a transferring device for transferring the catalyst into the aqueous solution of chemical hydride... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell
20080166608 - Fuel cell and fuel cell separator: In a fuel cell having a separator in which main cooling water channels are formed, a separator for another unit cell stacked on the cooling water channel formation surface side of the separator, and a second sealing member interposed between the separators and to seal a cooling medium flowing in... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20080166607 - Fuel cell system and transporting equipment including the same: A fuel cell system includes a fuel tank which stores a methanol fuel, an aqueous solution tank which stores a methanol aqueous solution having a concentration less than that of the methanol fuel, a fuel pump which supplies the methanol fuel stored in the fuel tank to the aqueous solution... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20080166609 - Fuel cell system: In a fuel cell system including a stack of polymer electrolyte fuel cells, the wet state of electrolyte membranes in the fuel cell stack is detected according to a variation in measurement value of an alternating current impedance (AC impedance) of the fuel cell stack. In an adequate level of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20080166610 - Polymer electrolyte fuel cell: A fuel cell system, wherein if, in a polymer electrolyte fuel cell having a cell comprising separators sandwiching an electrolyte membrane and electrodes, a temperature (Tmax) at which a standard deviation of a cell voltage begins to increase when water content retained in the cell is increased under conditions under... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20080166611 - Fuel cell system: The present invention provides a fuel cell system that controls a pressure for a fuel gas supplied to a fuel cell so that the anode-cathode differential pressure between an anode and a cathode of a fuel cell is maintained within a predetermined range, in order to provide a desired generation... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20080166614 - Bipolar plate, a method for the production of a bipolar plate and a fuel cell block arrangement: A bipolar plate for electro-chemical applications is proposed, comprising a first cover layer of a metallic material, a second cover layer of a metallic material, and a supporting layer of a metallic material which is arranged between the first cover layer and the second cover layer and is connected to... Agent: Lipsitz & Mcallister, LLC
20080166615 - Cooling liquid composition for fuel cell: A coolant composition for a fuel cell unit, which contains at least one aliphatic alcohol having unsaturated bonds in the molecules having 2 to 20 carbon atoms each. The coolant composition maintains the electrical conductivity of the coolant at 10 μS/cm or below as well as the fluctuation of the... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.
20080166613 - Energy storage system: A closed loop energy storage system configured with a hydrogen tank, an oxygen tank, a fuel cell stack and an electrolyzer. A heat exchanger freeze-dries the hydrogen and oxygen prior to their storage in their respective tanks. The heat exchanger also uses excess fuel cell heat to preheat streams of... Agent: The Law Office Of John A. Griecci
20080166612 - Flexible graphite/metal distribution plate for a fuel cell assembly: Fluid distribution plate (1) for a fuel cell assembly, comprising a first plate (11) made of an electrically conductive material impermeable to all the fluids used in a fuel cell assembly, said distribution plate having a useful section (S) which is the surface over which the gases used by the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20080166617 - Fuel cell and cell assembly for fuel cell: A fuel cell includes a membrane-electrode assembly that has an electrolyte membrane and electrodes, a seal portion formed integrally with an outer peripheral portion of the membrane-electrode assembly, gas separators sandwiching the seal portion from both sides, and gas channel-forming portions each made of a porous body which are disposed... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080166616 - Thermo-mechanical robust seal structure for solid oxide fuel cells: A solid oxide fuel cell comprising a thin ceramic electrolyte sheet having an increased street width is disclosed. Also disclosed are solid oxide fuel cells comprising: a substantially flat ceramic electrolyte sheet, a substantially flat ceramic electrolyte sheet having a seal area of greater thickness than the active area of... Agent: Corning Incorporated
20080166619 - Electrolytic membrane: s
20080166618 - Redox-stable anode: The present invention provides a method of producing a solid oxide fuel cell, comprising the steps of: forming an anode support layer; applying an anode layer on the anode support layer; applying an electrolyte layer on the anode layer; and sintering the obtained structure; wherein the anode support layer and/or... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20080166620 - Additives for fuel cell layers: A fuel cell comprising: a first layer comprising a first ionomer and an additive, the additive comprising a metal oxide comprising an oxide at least one of of Ce, Mn, V, Pt, Ru, Zr, Ni, Cr, W, Co, Mo, or Sn, and wherein the additive is present in at least... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20080166621 - Fuel cell separator: A separator of a fuel cell stack, which has flat surfaces that face MEAs, includes a cathode-side plate, an anode-side plate and an intermediate plate. The intermediate plate has a plurality of oxidant gas supply channel openings that communicate with an oxidant gas supply manifold and oxidant gas supply holes... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20080166622 - Seal gasket-integrated membrane-electrode assembly and fuel cell: A seal gasket-integrated membrane-electrode assembly includes: a power generation portion that undergoes electrochemical reactions between hydrogen and oxygen; and a seal gasket provided on an outer peripheral edge of the power generation portion. The first center in the thickness direction of the power generation portion is offset toward an anode... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080166623 - Platinum-nickel-iron fuel cell catalyst: The present invention is directed to a composition for use as a catalyst in, for example, a fuel cell, the composition comprising platinum, nickel, and iron, wherein (i) the concentration of platinum is greater than 50 atomic percent, the concentration of nickel is less than 15 atomic percent and/or the... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP (smx)
20080166624 - Li-ion battery pack and method of outputting dc power supply from the li-ion battery pack to a power hand tool: A Li-ion battery pack includes a Li-ion battery, a protection circuit, and multiple plugs connectable to a power hand tool. The positive pole of the Li-ion battery and the DC supply terminal of the protection circuit are electrically connected to two contact pieces of one respective plug. The two contact... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20080166625 - Gas release valve: A gas release valve to be mounted in an access port of a battery cell includes a housing, the upper side of which is closed by a lid. The lower side of the lid has an opening leading into the battery cell and is in communication, via degassing passageways closed... Agent: Themis Intellectual Property Counsel
20080166626 - 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
20080166627 - Battery pack apparatus and method of controlling battery pack apparatus: A battery pack apparatus is provided. The battery pack includes a battery, a circuit board connected to the battery, and a detecting unit on the circuit board configured to detect a battery power line of the battery detached from the circuit board by detecting a battery voltage drop.... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20080166628 - External case for secondary batteries and secondary battery using the external case: An external case for secondary batteries, and a secondary battery using the external case, in which the covering surfaces for the lower surface and side surfaces of a pouch type core pack are joined to prevent unfolding due to the resilience of the material. The external case includes: a base... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell
20080166629 - Battery receptacle having two pairs of anode and cathode terminals: A battery receptacle includes an insulative casing having top and bottom walls for accommodating a battery unit therebetween. A pair of first anode and cathode terminals are disposed on the top wall. An electrical contact and a pair of second anode and cathode terminals are disposed on the bottom wall.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080166630 - Sealed battery, method for producing the same, assembled battery comprising a plurality of sealed batteries: The invention provides a sealed battery obtained by housing an electrode assembly (70) including a positive electrode plate and a negative electrode plate in a container (60), arranging an upper current collecting plate (2) on the electrode assembly (70), welding the upper surface of the upper current collecting plate (2)... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP
20080166631 - Flat organic electrolyte secondary battery: A flat organic electrolyte secondary battery includes a negative electrode, a positive electrode, an organic electrolyte, a separator, a sealing plate, and a positive electrode can gasket. The negative electrode includes an oxide capable of reversibly absorbing and desorbing lithium ions as a negative electrode active material. The sealing plate... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20080166632 - Method of manufacturing nickel zinc batteries: Methods of manufacturing a rechargeable power cell are described. Methods include providing a slurry, paste, or dry mixture of negative electrode materials having low toxicity and including dispersants to prevent the agglomeration of particles that may adversely affect the performance of power cells. The methods utilize semi-permeable sheets to separate... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP
20080166633 - Anode for lithium battery and lithium battery employing the same: Anodes for lithium batteries and lithium batteries employing the anodes are provided. In one embodiment, an anode includes an anode active material, and a binder including a waterborne acrylic polymer and a water-soluble polymer. The binder permeates the anode active materials to provide binding force between the anode active materials... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20080166634 - Anode active material, method of preparing the same, and anode and lithium battery containing the material: Silicon oxide based composite anode active materials including amorphous silicon oxides are provided. In one embodiment, the amorphous silicon oxide is represented by SiOx (where 0<x<2), has a binding energy of about 103 to about 106 eV, a silicon peak with a full width at half maximum (FWHM) ranging from... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20080166635 - Nickel electrode for alkaline secondary battery and a method for the production of the same, and alkaline secondary battery: A nickel electrode for an alkaline secondary battery and alkaline secondary battery having the electrode with an electrically conductive base plate supporting an active material particle comprising a particle that mainly consists of a high-order nickel hydroxide whose oxidation number of nickel is higher than +2, or a complex particle... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP
20080166637 - Nonaqueous electrolyte battery, battery pack and vehicle:07/03/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. cataloged by category listing
20080160350 - Fuel can structure: A fuel can is disclosed, which includes a shell with an inner accommodating space for containing fuels. A fuel outlet portion, an electrical connection interface and a non-return valve are disposed on the shell. A spring-based block component is positioned inside the fuel outlet portion. The spring-based block component includes... Agent: G. Link Co., Ltd.
20080160352 - High temperature fuel cell having a metallic supporting structure for the solid oxide functional layers: A high-temperature fuel cell having a metallic support structure, which has through openings for a gas, for the solid oxide functional layers, a fine-pored intermediate structure made of nickel or a nickel alloy being provided between the coarse-pored support structure and the functional layer facing toward it. The fine-pored intermediate... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20080160351 - Process for producing dispersions of highly fluorinated polymers: A process for producing a dispersion of a highly fluorinated ion exchange polymer is provided in which a dispersion of a highly fluorinated ion exchange polymer in a first liquid that includes at least 10 wt % of an organic liquid is atomized and released into a heated gas to... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center
20080160353 - Anode recirculation for a parallel dual stack fuel cell system: A parallel dual stack fuel cell system having anode recirculation includes a first fuel cell stack and a second fuel cell stack. Each of the first and second fuel cell stacks includes a gas outlet line connected to an anode outlet unit. The anode outlet unit functions to release wet... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller Llc
20080160355 - Fuel cell system and method of operating the same: A fuel cell system includes a first heating structure that increases an internal temperature of the stack by passing exhaust gas of the process burner through the stack; and a second heating structure that increases the internal temperature of the stack by passing heated cooling water through the stack after... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20080160354 - Metal alloy bipolar plates for fuel cell: An article for use in a fuel cell stack (10) includes a bipolar plate (30) that includes a metal alloy having a nominal composition of about 40 wt % to 60 wt % nickel, about 12 wt % to 25 wt % chromium, about 10 wt % to 35 wt... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.c.
20080160356 - Metal-organic solids for use in proton exchange membranes: Methods for making and using metal-organic solids for use in proton exchange membranes. These proton exchange membranes may also be used in fuel cell applications.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.c.
20080160357 - Increased conductivity and enhanced electrolytic and electrochemical processes: The invention relates generally to processes for improving or increasing the electrical conductivity of aqueous liquids by way of removal of dissolved gases therein. Use of degassed aqueous liquids in water based electrolysis processes such as electrodialysis, may advantageously improve the efficiency of such a process.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080160358 - Method and system of operating molten carbonate fuel cells: A molten carbonate fuel cell stack and a method of operating a molten carbonate fuel cell stack, which fuel cell comprises a porous anode, a carbonate-comprising matrix and a porous cathode, wherein the anode section is supplied with a hydrogenous gas and the cathode section is supplied with a gaseous... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
20080160360 - Fuel cell purge cycle apparatus and method: Systems and methods are provided in which a fuel cell purge cycle recaptures fluid material such as water and hydrogen from an electrode of a fuel cell and can recycle the hydrogen to the anode, leading to improved fuel cell efficiency with minimal parasitic load. Pressure fluctuations of a hydrogen... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20080160362 - Fuel cell system: The object is to provide a simplified but highly efficient fuel cell system, permitting to perform the flame off detection and so on without supplying the burner with additional raw fuel, even if a flame rod system flame detection means is adopted as burner for reformer. The invention concerns a... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP
20080160361 - Fuel cell system and operation method thereof: A fuel cell system and an operation method thereof are provided, which are capable of properly executing special shutdown of the fuel cell system in the event of a trouble in purge operation by use of material gas. In the fuel cell system (100), if an abnormality occurs in a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20080160359 - System for cation-electron intrusion and collision in a non-conductive material: A device for colliding at least one H+ ion and at least one electron may comprise at least one electromagnetic field generator for extracting the at least one H+ ion from a hydrogen-containing compound and transferring the at least one H+ ion toward a cathode. The device also may comprise... Agent: O''brien Jones, Pllc
20080160363 - Control of the polymer humidifying membrane of a fuel cell: An electricity production system comprising a fuel cell (1) with a plurality of individual cells each comprising an anode and a cathode on either side of a solid electrolyte having optimum operating characteristics in predetermined humidification conditions. The fuel cell has a fuel gas feed circuit (11) on the anode... Agent: Thomas Langer Cohen Pontani Lieberman & Pavane
20080160365 - Separator for molten carbonate fuel cell: Disclosed herein is a separator for a molten carbonate fuel cell, the separator including four steel sheets in which edges of the four steel sheets are joined to each other thereby providing three spaces therebetween, comprising a cathode channel, serving as a flow path of oxidant gas, formed in the... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP
20080160364 - Solid oxide fuel cell module: A heat pipe is installed in a generating chamber of a module being comprised of a solid oxide fuel cell or a bundle of a plurality of solid oxide fuel cells connected in parallel or series. Preferably, the heat pipe is installed across the generating chamber and a combustion chamber... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20080160367 - Hydrogen generation device and fuel cell system including same: In a hydrogen generation device according to the invention, PSR reformers have a heat capacity smaller than that of the other PSR reformers. Therefore, the temperature of the catalyst reaches to a reforming-start temperature more quickly in the PSR reformers than in the other PSR reformers. When the hydrogen generation... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, Plc
20080160366 - Porous plate for a fuel cell: In one example, a fuel cell utilizes a non-carbonized, non-graphitized porous polymer water transport plate having a water permeability of less than 30×10−17 m2. The water transport plate is part of a fuel cell that employs an evaporative cooling loop. In one example, the water transport plate has a bubble... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.c.
20080160369 - Fuel cell device: The present invention relates to a fuel cell device applied in an electronic device. The electronic device has a power supply unit to supply power to it. The fuel cell device comprises a fuel cell, a regulator unit, a microprocessor unit an auxiliary unit and a power loop device. The... Agent: G. Link Co., Ltd.
20080160368 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system is capable of easily detecting an abnormality in an aqueous solution container, a circulation unit or a liquid level adjusting unit. The fuel cell system includes an aqueous solution tank which holds aqueous methanol solution; a level sensor which outputs one of detection signals HIGH and... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20080160370 - Adaptive current controller for a fuel-cell system: Fuel cell modules usually have an inherently limited load slew rate, which is adequate for some applications but insufficient where close load following is desired. An example of where the inherent lack of dynamic response, of a typical fuel cell module, has proven to be insufficient is within a standalone... Agent: Bereskin And Parr
20080160371 - Check valves for fuel cartridges: In accordance with different embodiments of the present invention, duckbill check valve 10, having an orifice 11, and conical check valve 12, having an orifice 13, are responsive to the differential pressure of fluid F as it flows between inlet 14 and outlet 16. In an innovative aspect of the... Agent: The H.t. Than Law Group
20080160372 - Piping structure of a fuel cell stack: The invention is directed to a piping structure of a fuel cell stack that discharges gas from a coolant fluid outlet pipe before the gas accumulates in a coolant fluid passage within the fuel cell stack. In addition, the piping structure drains fluid from a fuel gas outlet pipe and... Agent: Young & Basile, P.c.
20080160373 - Fluid regulating microvalve assembly for fluid consuming cells: A fluid regulating microvalve assembly for use to control fluid flow to a fluid consuming electrode, such as an oxygen reduction electrode, in an electrochemical cell. The microvalve assembly includes a stationary valve body having an aperture and a microactuator movable from a first position where the microvalve body aperture... Agent: Michael C. Pophal Eveready Battery Company Inc
20080160375 - Fuel cell catalyst, membrane electrode assembly and solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell: It is a main object of the present invention to provide a fuel cell catalyst in which a support for supporting a metal catalyst has electrical conductivity in itself and which can prevent agglomeration of the metal catalyst during long term use of the fuel cell. In the present invention,... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, Plc
20080160376 - Fuel cells with enhanced via fill compositions and/or enhanced via fill geometries: A fuel cell and method for manufacturing the fuel cell are described herein. Basically, the fuel cell is formed from an electrode/electrolyte structure including an array of anode electrodes and cathode electrodes disposed on opposing sides of an electrolyte sheet, the anode and cathode electrodes being electrically connected in series,... Agent: Corning Incorporated
20080160374 - Functional membrane and electrolyte membrane for fuel cells and method for producing the same: A functional membrane is provided, which has high functionality combined with the gas barrier performance and mechanical strength inherent in a polymer film substrate. In particular, a polymer electrolyte membrane is provided, which is excellent in terms of high proton conductivity and gas barrier performance and is most appropriate to... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, Plc
20080160377 - One-shot fabrication of membrane based electrochemical cell stacks: The present invention provides membrane cassettes and stacks thereof which are suitable for a use in a variety of electrochemical and ion exchange applications. The present invention also provides methods of manufacturing the membrane cassettes and stacks of the invention. In certain preferred embodiments, the invention provides cassettes and stacks... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20080160379 - High performance sofc cathode material in the 450c-650c range: A novel cerium substituted perovskite material is disclosed which may be used as an electrode, current collector or membrane in an electrochemical device such as a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) or an oxygen generator. The novel material may be provided as a composite material if desired. It has been... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge Pc
20080160381 - Membrane-electrode assembly for solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell: A membrane-electrode assembly for solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell that exhibits superior dimensional stability to high temperature of hot water generated on power generation, and that has both excellent power generation performance and durability in a low temperature environment is provided. According to the membrane-electrode assembly for solid polymer electrolyte... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20080160380 - Method of making durable polymer electrolyte membranes: A method of making a durable fuel cell polymer electrolyte membrane is provided comprising the steps of: a) providing a polymer electrolyte membrane; b) providing a solution of a salt selected from the group consisting of manganese salts and cerium salts or a suspension of particles of a compound selected... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20080160378 - Novel poly(arylene ether) copolymers containing pyridine units as proton exchange membranes: The subject invention relates to the development and characterization of a new series of poly (arylene ether) copolymers containing pyridine and biphenyl or hydroquinone moieties. Preferred polymers can exhibit very good mechanical properties, high thermal and oxidative stability and high doping ability with strong acids. The invention further relates to... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20080160382 - Compartmentalized storage tank for electrochemical cell system: A compartmentalized storage tank is disclosed. The compartmentalized storage tank includes a housing, a first fluid storage section disposed within the housing, a second fluid storage section disposed within the housing, the first and second fluid storage sections being separated by a movable divider, and a constant force spring. The... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP - Proton
20080160385 - Direct methanol fuel cell: A direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) comprising: a membrane electrode assembly (MEA) including an anode, a cathode, and a membrane disposed therebetween; a spacer surrounding the anode, having supply holes to supply methanol to the anode; and a flow control member to control the supply of the methanol. The flow... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20080160387 - Electric power pack that includes a fuel cell: To improve the way in which a fuel cell is installed, especially in the case of fuel cells on board electric traction vehicles, the oxygen needed for supplying the fuel cell is produced in situ by separating the nitrogen from the ambient air continuously, without a change of state. Thus,... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20080160386 - Fuel cell: The fuel cell of this invention includes at least one unit cell that includes: a membrane-electrode assembly including an electrolyte membrane sandwiched between an anode and a cathode; an anode-side separator in contact with the anode and having a fuel flow path for supplying a fuel to the anode; and... Agent: Dickinson Wright Pllc
20080160383 - Fuel cell module with thermal feedback mechanism: The present invention relates to a fuel cell module with a thermal feedback mechanism. The fuel cell module includes a hydrogen storage container, a fuel cell body and a housing. The hydrogen storage container has a tank, a valve, and hydrogen storage alloy. The fuel cell body is integrated with... Agent: Egbert Law Offices
20080160390 - Fuel cell separator and production method therefor: A low-cost fuel cell separator having a metallic substrate which is able to stably maintain low electric resistance (high electrical conductivity) and high corrosion resistance for a long period is provided. The separator has a metallic substrate having an oxide film forming a surface thereof and made from an oxidization... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20080160389 - Fuel cell system: Provided is a fuel cell system including: a fuel cell unit; a fuel cartridge; and a fuel actuator that is disposed between the fuel cartridge and the fuel cell unit, to control the fuel supply from the fuel cartridge to the fuel cell unit. The fuel cell unit comprises: a... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20080160384 - Integrated biofuel cell with aligned nanotube electrodes and method of use thereof: The present disclosure provides for a method of forming, producing or manufacturing functionalized and soluble nanomaterials, most specifically carbon nanotubes on a substrate, which can be used in the production or manufacture of biofuel cells. One embodiment provides for the coupling of biofuel cells with a nanomaterial, wherein the nanomaterial... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP Attn.: Basam E. Nabulsi
20080160388 - Package for a miniature fuel cell: A package for a fuel cell having an upper plate having a plurality of openings, the front surface of a cell element being intended to be received under each opening to close it, each cell element having a first pad and a second connection pad, each opening being provided with... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Inc. C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.c.
20080160391 - Sulfur-containing mesoporous carbon, method of manufacturing the same, and fuel cell using the mesoporous carbon: A sulfur-containing mesoporous carbon that has mesopores with an average diameter of 2 to 10 nm, a method of preparing the same, a catalyst containing the mesoporous carbon as a catalyst support, and a fuel cell using the catalyst in which the sulfur-containing mesoporous carbon has a good affinity for... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20080160392 - Cylindrical battery: The board assembly portion includes a circuit board, a communication terminal, and an insulating formed section. A data-processing circuit is mounted on the circuit board. The insulating formed section positions the communication terminal in a predetermined position. A penetrating opening is formed in the central part of the board assembly... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.l.p.
20080160393 - Secondary battery and its method of manufacture: A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly including: a winding having a positive electrode plate, a negative electrodes plate, and stacked together with a separator interposed between the positive and negative electrode plate; a can having an opening portion to receive the electrode assembly; a cap assembly including a cap... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell
20080160394 - Structure for mounting batteries onto electric vehicles: A structure for mounting a battery onto an electric vehicle comprises: a pair of first body members extending in a longitudinal direction of the electric vehicle; a second body member, which connects the pair of first body members, extending in transversal direction of the electric vehicle; a battery case, which... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080160395 - Battery pack: In a battery pack having a plurality of battery cells 10 connected in series and/or parallel, the battery pack is provided with a plurality of battery cells 10 each encased in a rectangular external case, and a plurality of separators 20 with electrical and heat insulating properties covering the outside... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.l.p.
20080160397 - Battery powered device having a protective frame: A battery powered device is composed of a plurality of circuit components, including a battery. The perimeter of the battery is enclosed by a protective frame. Alternatively, a protective member is positioned inside the battery. The protective frame/member makes the battery resistant to being severely damaged by tearing or cutting... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20080160396 - Structure for mounting batteries onto electric vehicles: A structure for mounting a battery onto an electric vehicle comprises: a high-voltage cable, which is disposed between at least one of first body members of the vehicle and a battery case containing a battery, connecting the battery and an external device disposed outside of the battery case; and a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080160398 - Secondary battery: The secondary battery may be constructed with a rechargeable bare cell, a protection circuit board that a protection circuit against the bare cell is formed therein and an external terminal is installed in one surface, a board exterior cover that the exposed external terminal is attached to one surface of... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell
20080160399 - Crude cell for large secondary battery and preparing method thereof: The present invention discloses a crude cell for a large secondary battery comprising unit cells alternately stacked in the fold/fold type or a crude cell for a large secondary battery comprising unit cells wound and stacked in the jelly roll type, each unit cell having an anode, a cathode and... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP
20080160400 - Structure of layering unit cells for high power lithium polymer battery: Disclosed herein is a structure of layering unit cells for a lithium polymer battery, in which electrode terminals are provided on surfaces of the respective unit cells for the lithium polymer battery, and are alternately layered, thus allowing the unit cells to be connected in series through only a layering... Agent: Darby & Darby P.c.
20080160401 - Battery and method for manufacturing the same: A battery having a collecting structure that can reduce internal resistance of the battery and a structure that allows easy manufacturing of the battery by the following processes is provided. An enlarged portion is formed near an opening end of a battery case and a supporting ledge is provided on... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20080160402 - Alkaline battery and method for producing the same: There is provided an alkaline battery produced by sealing in an outer package body: a positive mixture containing at least one selected from manganese dioxide and a nickel oxide, a conducting agent, and an alkaline electrolytic solution (A) containing potassium hydroxide; a separator; and a negative mixture containing zinc alloy... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080160403 - Alkaline battery and method for producing the same: There is provided an alkaline battery produced by sealing in an outer package body: a positive mixture containing at least one selected from manganese dioxide and a nickel oxide, a conducting agent, and an alkaline electrolytic solution (A) containing potassium hydroxide; a separator; and a negative mixture containing zinc alloy... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080160405 - Battery electrode paste composition containing modified maleimides: A battery electrode paste composition containing modified maleimide(s) is provided, which has an electrode active material, a conductive additive, a binder and modified maleimide(s) as dispersant. The modified maleimide as the dispersant in the battery electrode paste composition has dendrimer-like hyperbranched structures, which can form a stable complex with the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080160406 - Battery: A battery capable of improving the safety when the battery is broken while securing the cycle characteristics is provided. The battery includes a cathode, an anode, and an electrolyte. The anode includes an anode active material layer that has a resin containing sulfur (S). Compared to a case not having... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20080160407 - Cathode mixture, non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, and its manufacturing method: A cathode mixture, a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, and manufacture method thereof are provided. The cathode mixture for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes: a cathode active material having an olivine type crystal structure; and an inorganic oxide which does not contribute to charge and discharge. A particle diameter A... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP
20080160408 - Nickel-metal hydride battery: A nickel-metal hydride battery that reduces the amount of cobalt and improves battery durability. The battery includes a negative electrode formed from an AB5 hydrogen-absorbing alloy. The alloy includes an A element composed of Misch metal and a B element mainly composed of nickel. The nickel in the B element... Agent: Workman Nydegger
20080160409 - Composite particle for electrode, method for producing the same and secondary battery: A composite particle for an electrode including an active material particle, carbon nanofibers bonded to the surface of the active material particle, and a catalyst element for promoting the growth of the carbon nanofibers, wherein the active material particle includes an electrochemically active phase. As the catalyst element, for example,... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20080160410 - Double-layer cathode active materials for lithium secondary batteries, method for preparing the active materials, and lithium secondary batteries using the active materials: Disclosed herein are double-layer cathode active materials comprising a nickel-based cathode active material as an inner layer material and a transition metal mixture-based cathode active material as an outer layer material facing an electrolyte. Since the nickel-based cathode active material as an inner layer material has high-capacity characteristics and the... Agent: Keusey, Tutunjian & Bitetto, P.c.
20080160411 - Conductive-structured electrode: A conductive-structured electrode is proposed. The proposed conductive-structured electrode includes a tubular 3D electron passage structure made of one or more first-type conductive additives for conducting electrodes; a connecting/continuous conductive 3D structure made of one or more second-type conductive additives for adhering active substances and framing the tubular 3D electron... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080160414 - Cathode active material for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and its production method: The cathode active material for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, which comprises a lithium-containing composite oxide powder, which is represented by the formula LipNxMyOzFa (wherein N is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Co, Mn and Ni, M is at least one element selected from the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.
20080160412 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: In the non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery of the present invention, the separator includes a heat-resistant resin having chlorine atoms as an end group and the positive electrode active material includes a lithium-containing complex oxide containing aluminum atoms in its composition. Even if the chlorine atoms are liberated into the non-aqueous... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20080160413 - Process for making a catalytic electrode and electrochemical cell using the electrode: A process for making a catalytic electrode, a process for making an electrochemical cell with a catalytic electrode, and an electrochemical cell made according to the process. The catalytic electrode has an active layer comprising a catalytic material, an electrically conductive material and a binder, and a gas diffusion layer... Agent: Michael C. Pophal Eveready Battery Company Inc
20080160415 - Lithium ion battery: A lithium ion battery including a cathode provided with a cathode active material on a cathode current collector, an anode and an electrolyte solution, wherein the cathode active material layer contains nano-particles of ceramic is provided. The lithium ion battery suppresses the growth of a cathode film on the cathode,... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP
20080160416 - Phosphide composite material and anode material of lithium ion cell: A phosphide composite material including at least primary particles is disclosed. The primary particles include a transition metal phosphide and a coating layer covering the transition metal phosphide. The capacity of the phosphide composite material is higher than carbon, and the structural thereof is better than the transition metal phosphide.... Agent: J.c. Patents Suite 250
20080160417 - Composition containing oxocarbon and use thereof: Provided is a polymer composition containing an oxocarbon and a polymer, further, a polymer composition that the oxocarbon are expressed by formula (1).... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc
20080160418 - Nonaqueous electrolyte having maleimide additives and secondary cells employing the same: A nonaqueous electrolyte having maleimide additives and rechargeable cells employing the same are provided. The nonaqueous electrolyte having maleimide additives comprises an alkali metal electrolyte, a nonaqueous solvent, and maleimide additives. Specifically, the maleimide additives comprise maleimide monomer, bismaleimide monomer, bismaleimide oligomer, or mixtures thereof. The maleimide additives comprise functional... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20080160419 - Electrolyte solutions for electrochemical energy devices: Electrolyte solutions for an electrochemical energy device, including a lithium secondary battery, comprising (a) a supporting electrolyte salt and (b) a solvent composition comprising (1) at least one of a cyclic carbonic acid ester solvent and (2) at least one fluorine-containing solvent having a boiling point of at least 80°... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20080160420 - Secondary battery electrode, method for manufacturing same, and secondary battery: A secondary battery electrode includes an active material layer configured to be provided on a current collector arid be obtained by stacking a plurality of active material sub-layers composed of an active material. Pores of which pore diameter along a thickness direction of the active material layer is 3 to... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLPPrevious industry: Stock material or miscellaneous articles
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