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Chemistry: electrical current producing apparatus, product, and process January recently filed with US Patent Office 01/09

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01/29/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20090029192 - Method and device for batteries: Method for treatment, in the form of regeneration, of an accumulator (160) having at least one cell, preferably lead batteries, in which a varying direct current from a power source (130) is applied in intermittent current supply periods, which are interrupted by pauses of substantially less current, preferably current free,... Agent: Manelli Denison & Selter

20090029193 - Cid retention device for li-ion cell: A low pressure current interrupt device (CID) activates at a minimal threshold internal gauge pressure in a range of, for example, between about 4 kg/cm2 and about 9 kg/cm2. Preferably, the CID includes a first conductive plate and a second conductive plate in electrical communication with the first conductive plate,... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.c.

20090029194 - Uninterrupted power supply circuit: The invention relates to an uninterrupted power supply circuit starting from an alternating current source (10) comprising a fuel cell back-up system (50; 50′), characterized in that the back-up system comprises: a fuel cell (52); a battery (51) for starting the fuel cell (52) joined to said alternating current source... Agent: Air Liquide Intellectual Property

20090029195 - Thin film and composite element produced from the same: A thin film consisting of at least two layers of a ceramic material, a ceramic and metallic material, or in the case of several layers a metallic material. All layers of the thin film have a maximum average particle size of approximately 500 nm and at least two layers consist... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.c.

20090029199 - Cathode arrangements for fuel cells and other applications: The present invention generally relates to electrochemical devices such as fuel cells and, in particular, to cathode assemblies for use in such devices. In some aspects of the invention, the cathode assembly contains one or more channels able to transport a gas, such as air. In some cases, the channels... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.c.

20090029196 - Dry method of making a gas diffusion electrode: A substantially dry method of making a gas diffusion electrode such as, e.g., an air cathode for a fuel cell or a metal-air battery cell. The method comprises forming an intimate mixture of catalytically active carbon particles and particles of a wet-proofing agent into a web; combining under pressure the... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090029197 - Fuel cell apparatus, vehicle including the fuel cell apparatus, and power management method for a system equipped with fuel cell unit: Variation of the amount of power to be produced by a fuel cell unit is limited in accordance with a relationship between an output voltage of the full cell unit and an oxidization-reduction potential of catalyst of a fuel cell of the fuel cell unit. The amount of power to... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090029201 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system (100) of the present invention includes: a fuel cell (101) which is provided with a first fuel gas inlet (121A) communicating with one end of a fuel gas supplying manifold (106) and a second fuel gas inlet (121B) communicating with the other end of the fuel... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090029200 - Fuel cell system and method to prevent freezing after shut-down: A fuel cell system has an apparatus sending gas to the fuel cell; a part calculating an amount of residual water in the fuel cell system based on an operating and an environmental condition; a part judging whether at least one state quantity value that includes a generating duration of... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090029198 - Influential fuel cell systems including effective cathodes and use with remediation efforts: Embodiments may include efficient fuel cell systems including an anode, a cathode, a lead-containing cathode catalyst, at least one proton exchange connector, and perhaps even an external circuit between the anode and the cathode. Other embodiments may include enhanced degradation of contaminants in environmental media such as perhaps petroleum hydrocarbon... Agent: Santangelo Law Offices, P.c.

20090029202 - Fuel cell using deuterium: Disclosed are fuel cells and methods of using fuel cells involving the use of an anode input gas comprising deuterium.... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090029203 - Fuel cell system with an electrochemical hydrogen generation cell: A system for supplying a consuming appliance with electric energy, including at least one fuel supply unit in the form of a gas evolution cell which liberates a gaseous fuel on passage of an electric current and at least one fuel cell unit in which the gaseous fuel liberated can... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper Us LLP

20090029204 - Hybrid fuel heat exchanger - pre- reformer in sofc systems: A fuel cell system includes at least one fuel cell stack, a fuel inlet conduit, and a fuel heat exchanger containing a fuel reformation catalyst. The fuel heat exchanger is connected to the fuel inlet conduit and to at least one fuel cell system exhaust conduit which in operation provides... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090029205 - Integrated fuel line to support cpox and smr reactions in sofc systems: A fuel cell system comprises at least one fuel cell stack, a CPOX reactor, and a conduit for providing a fuel stream to the at least one fuel cell stack through the CPOX reactor during both a start up and a steady state modes of operation of the system.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090029206 - Electrolyte solution for hydrogen generating apparatus and hydrogen generating apparatus comprising the same: One aspect of the invention provides an electrolyte solution for a hydrogen generating apparatus that includes water, at least one metal borohydride, at least one ionic compound, and at least one chelating agent, as well as a hydrogen generating apparatus that includes the electrolyte solution. With an electrolyte solution for... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090029207 - Burner for fuel reformer of fuel cell system: A fuel reformer burner for a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) system includes a first tube through which a fuel for a fuel reformer is supplied and a second tube through which anode-off gas (AOG) is supplied from a fuel cell stack. The second tube is not connected to... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090029209 - Fuel cell apparatus: A fuel cell apparatus includes a fuel cell module, a pump, a mixing tank, a circulating piping, a valve, a cartridge, and a pressing element. The circulating piping having a first opening is connected to the fuel cell module, pump, and mixing tank. The valve is disposed at the first... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090029208 - On-line monitoring assembly for detection of sulfur breakthrough in a desulfurizer assembly and sulfur breakthrough detection method: A monitoring assembly for use in a fuel cell system for detecting sulfur-containing compounds in fuel. The monitoring assembly comprises an indicator assembly for passing the fuel therethrough, the indicator assembly including an indicator material and a housing for housing said indicator material, wherein the housing is adapted to be... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman, P.c John J Torrente

20090029212 - Fuel cell system and electronic device: A fuel cell system capable of suppressing influence of fuel crossover and achieving long-time power generation and an electronic device using it are provided. The fuel cell system includes a power generation section having an electrolytic solution between a fuel electrode and an oxygen electrode, a fuel supply section supplying... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP

20090029211 - 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 and a series-parallel circuit unit. Each fuel cell stack contains. DC power output terminals, and the series-parallel circuit unit consists of a plurality of parallel mode selection units and DC power... Agent: Nikolai & Mersereau, P.a.

20090029210 - Low-temperature fuel-cell stack and method of operating same: The invention relates to a low-temperature fuel cell stack comprising a specific device for the supply of fuel. Said low-temperature fuel cell stack is characterised in that, in addition to the central fuel supply device, it comprises a supply or storage device for a liquid fuel, and a plurality of... Agent: K.f. Ross P.c.

20090029213 - Method for detecting abnormality in fuel cell: The invention detects quickly and with high precision abnormalities in fuel cells. In a method of detecting abnormalities in a fuel cell 1 comprising a plurality of unit cells that generate power by supplying hydrogen gas to an anode and supplying air to a cathode of each unit cell, the... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090029214 - System and a method for regulating the temperature of a fuel cell: The invention relates to a system for regulating the temperature of a fuel cell that is cooled by a cooling fluid traveling through the cell, the system including both first control means for measuring the temperature of the cooling fluid and for controlling the flow rate of the controlling fluid... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20090029219 - Catalyst, process for producing the catalyst, membrane electrode assembly, and fuel cell: e

20090029216 - Electrode catalyst and method for producing same: Provided is a method for suppressing corrosion of a carbon material, which acts as a carrier in a catalyst layer of PEFC. The present invention relates to an electrode catalyst produced by subjecting a carbon material having a noble metal catalyst supported thereon to heat treatment under inert gas atmosphere.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090029218 - Fabrication method of anode and electrolyte in solid oxide fuel cell: The present invention relates to a fabrication method of a solid oxide fuel cell. The fabrication method of a fuel electrode and electrolyte of a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) in which a sheet cell including a fuel electrode sheet and an electrolyte sheet is positioned at an upper side... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.c.

20090029220 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell including an electrolyte film, a catalyst layer, two diffusion layers, a fuel supply layer, an oxygen supply layer, a water-absorbing layer, and a collector. The fuel cell has an opening at least in a part of a side surface parallel to a proton conduction direction of the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090029222 - Fuel cell with structured gas diffusion layer and manufacturing method of gas diffusion layer: A cell for a fuel cell comprises an electrolyte layer, a catalyst layer and a gas diffusion layer formed to be contacted to both sides of the electrolyte layer, an anode contacting hydrogen, and a cathode contacting oxygen and air, cations being transferred through the electrolyte layer or the operating... Agent: Clark & Brody

20090029221 - Functional anchors connecting graphene-like carbon to metal: Functional linkers or anchors interconnecting graphene-like carbon, such as nanotubes or graphite sheets, with a conducting material such as a metal, are shown, together with related structures, devices, methods and systems.... Agent: Steinfl & Bruno

20090029215 - Ion-exchange membranes structured in the thickness and process for manufacturing these membranes: Monolayer ion-exchange membrane structured in the thickness comprising ion-exchange sites covalently bonded to a support polymer, the membrane comprising two surface zones located on either side of a mid-zone, each surface zone having a thickness of not more than 15% of the total thickness of the membrane, in which the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.

20090029217 - Solid polymer fuel cell: It is an object of the present invention to provide a means for integrating an MEA and a pair of separators and regulate their positions without using parts that are specifically dedicated for position regulation use. More specifically, the present invention provides a polymer electrolyte fuel cell including a frame-integrated... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090029223 - Proton conducting electrolyte: A cationic conductive polymer is described herein which generally comprises a proton donating polymer and an oxocarbonic acid. The cationic conductive polymer exhibits a high conductivity in low humidity environments.... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle, Anderson & Citkowski, P.c.

20090029227 - Apparatus, system, and method for securing a cartridge: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for securing a cartridge. A cartridge may contain a fluid processing component such as a fluid filtration component, a fluid generation component, a fluid consumption component, or a fluid containment. The cartridge has a cartridge interface. An interface fluid outlet port is disposed... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie

20090029225 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system is adapted for use with at least one electrical power source. The fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell body for receiving a fuel, and for generating electrical power; a fuel supply unit adapted to be coupled electrically to the electrical power source, coupled to and... Agent: Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey LLP

20090029229 - Fuel cell system: An exhaust valve is connected to a downstream end of an anode gas flow channel of a fuel cell. The exhaust valve has an exhaust mode in which a substantially smaller amount of gas than the consumption of a fuel gas in the anode gas flow channel is discharged to... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090029226 - Fuel cell system and method for operating the system: The present invention is a fuel cell system including a fuel cell, an injector which is provided in a hydrogen supply channel of the fuel cell and which adjusts a gas state of an upstream side of the hydrogen supply channel to supply a gas toward a downstream side, and... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon

20090029224 - Liquid send/receive joint device and fuel cell system using the same: The liquid send/receive joint device includes: a first joint member 10 that includes a first housing 15 having a first liquid passage, and a first valve element 20 placed in the first housing 15 so that the first valve element 20 can move within the first housing 15, that movement... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20090029228 - Separator plate and fuel cell: The invention relates to a separator plate for use in a fuel cell and to a fuel cell. The separator plate has: a passage groove group including a plurality of gas passage grooves 35 formed so as to extend in serpentine form; and a communicating groove 33 configured to provide... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090029230 - Fuel cell and fuel cell stack: A fuel cell stack is prepared by laminating multiple fuel cells. Each fuel cell has a first separator, a first resin frame, a second resin frame, and a second separator arranged in this sequence. A membrane electrode assembly or MEA is held between the two resin frames. A layered structure... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090029231 - Variable compressibility gaskets: A gasket formed of compressible material and having a first sealing surface and a second sealing surface for providing a fluid seal between a first component and a second component, a plurality of cavities provided within the gasket proximate the first and/or second sealing surfaces and extending over at least... Agent: Fish & Richardson Pc

20090029232 - Fuel cell cover plate tie-down: A pair of reactant cover plates, e.g., fluid manifolds or protective covers (11, 12), on opposite sides of a fuel cell stack (7) are drawn to the fuel cells (14) and pressure plates (8) by tensioning lines, e.g., cables (23) or straps (23a), which may extend around structures, e.g., pins... Agent: M. P. Williams

20090029233 - Gas diffusion unit: A gas diffusion unit (1) for a fuel cell (2), having at least two planar gas diffusion layers (3) on whose edges seals (4) are configured, at least two gas diffusion layers (3) being joined together in an articulated manner.... Agent: Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, Llc

20090029234 - Method of manufacturing membrane electrode assembly, and membrane electrode assembly: A method of manufacturing a membrane electrode assembly for a fuel cell includes: producing a gas diffusion layer powder that is used to form a gas diffusion layer; forming a catalyst layer on an electrolyte membrane; and forming the gas diffusion layer on the catalyst layer by depositing the gas... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, Plc

20090029235 - Mitigation of membrane degradation by multilayer electrode: An MEA for a fuel cell that employs multiple catalyst layers to reduce the hydrogen and/or oxygen partial pressure at the membrane so as to reduce the fluoride release rate from the membrane and reduce membrane degradation. An anode side multi-layer catalyst configuration is positioned at the anode side of... Agent: Miller Ip Group, Plc General Motors Corporation

20090029236 - Cathode for electrochemical reactor, electrochemical reactor incorporating such cathodes and method for making said cathode:

20090029237 - Fluoride ion electrochemical cell: The present invention provides electrochemical cells capable of good electronic performance, particularly high specific energies, useful discharge rate capabilities and good cycle life. Electrochemical cells of the present invention are versatile and include primary and secondary cells useful for a range of important applications including use in portable electronic devices.... Agent: Greenlee Winner And Sullivan P C

20090029238 - Electrochemical cell having polymeric moisture barrier: An alkaline electrochemical cell is provided which employs a polymeric moisture barrier material disposed in the collector assembly to substantially prevent the passage of moisture into the cell. The polymeric vapor barrier material may include a polyvinylidene chloride applied to the outer cover, the inner neutral cover, or the top... Agent: Michael C. Pophal Eveready Battery Company Inc

20090029239 - Battery cell carrier assembly having a battery cell carrier for holding a battery cell therein: A battery cell carrier assembly having a battery cell carrier for holding a battery cell is provided. The battery cell carrier includes a trapping member for holding the battery cell. The battery cell carrier has at least one aperture extending therethrough for allowing air to flow therethrough to contact the... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090029240 - Battery cell design and methods of its construction: In some embodiments, a battery cell can include an assembly having an anode sheet and a cathode sheet separated by separator membranes, each sheet having an electroactive layer on a current collector. At least one of the current collectors can be in electrical communication with conducting tabs that extend from... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20090029241 - Battery and case of battery pack: Disclosed is a battery pack that includes a bare cell for producing electricity, a circuit board electrically coupled to the bare cell, and a case for accommodating the bare cell and circuit board. The case has a foot rubber installing part formed on an outer surface of the case, and... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090029243 - Battery and method for manufacturing battery: A battery (1) includes a power generation element (10), a case member (20) having an accommodation recess (21) for accommodating the power generation element and including first and second sides (231, 232), and an opening closure member (30) for closing the accommodation recess. A case inside part (32) of the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090029242 - Battery pack: A battery pack (21) includes a cell contained therein, the cell having a configuration in which an electrode assembly (4) including a positive electrode plate (1), a negative electrode plate (2), and a separator (3) is contained in a cell case (6), one of the electrodes being electrically connected to... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090029244 - Battery, and battery manufacturing method: Provided are a low-cost battery in which an outermost first electrode plate is designed to be bent at a bent portion farther from a current collector than its own joint end so that a near portion extending from the bent portion to the joint end is positioned inward in a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc

20090029246 - Pouch-type secondary battery: A pouch-type secondary battery including: an electrode assembly including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator interposed therebetween; a pouch case housing the electrode assembly, having a sealing portion to seal at least at a part of the periphery of the pouch case; and a positive electrode tap... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090029245 - Resin-coated stainless steel foil, container and secondary battery: The present invention provides a resin-coated stainless steel foil capable of maintaining a strong adherence force to the film even in an electrolytic solution to exhibit good corrosion resistance and excellent in the workability, design property and piecing resistance, and a container and a secondary battery each using the resin-coated... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090029247 - Side terminal and insert, method and apparatus for manufacturing same: A cold formed battery terminal and a method for forming the like having a body defining a cavity and an insert formed of a material different than the body confined in the cavity. The insert includes an insert base, at least one side wall, and at least one flange extending... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090029248 - Nonaqueous electrolyte and secondary battery containing same: Provided is a non-aqueous electrolyte for a secondary battery including a non-aqueous solvent, a solute dissolved in the non-aqueous solvent, and an additive, in which the additive includes an unsaturated chain hydrocarbon compound having two or more carbon-carbon unsaturated bonds and including a main chain having five or more carbon... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090029249 - Nonaqueous electrolyte battery and battery pack: o

20090029250 - Polymer electrolyte the use thereof and an electrochemical device containing said polymer electrolyte: The present invention relates to a polymer electrolyte having a lithium salt component and a polymer component, wherein the polymer component comprises at least one polymer compound, the repetitive units of which have at least partially groups which interact with the anions of the lithium salt component such that the... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20090029251 - Secondary battery, manufacturing method thereof and system thereof: The invention provides a secondary battery that has good adhesion between a thin substrate and an active material, is thinner and lighter in weight, has flexibility, and has excellent charge/discharge characteristics, and a method of manufacturing the secondary battery. The secondary battery includes a cell having, in order, a positive... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090029252 - Anode, battery, and methods of manufacturing them: A battery capable of improving the cycle characteristics is provided. The battery includes a cathode, an anode and an electrolytic solution. The anode has a coat on an anode active material layer provided on an anode current collector. The anode active material layer contains an anode material that is capable... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090029254 - Cathode active material and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery using the same: A cathode active material having a large capacity and improved charge/discharge cycle characteristics is disclosed. A battery has a cathode (2) having a cathode active material, an anode (3) and a non-aqueous electrolyte, and uses a cathode active material composed of a mixture of a first lithium-transition metal composite oxide... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer Pllc

20090029253 - Positive electrode material for lithium ion battery with nonaqueous electrolyte, and battery using the same: An object of the present invention is to provide a positive electrode material for non-aqueous electrolyte lithium-ion battery which capable of discharging high output power and inhibiting cracking of secondary particle in the cyclic endurance at a high temperature. The above object can be attained by a positive electrode material... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090029255 - Secondary-battery current collector, secondary-battery cathode, secondary-battery anode, secondary battery and production method thereof: A secondary-battery current collector comprising an aluminum foil and a film containing an ion-permeable compound and carbon fine particles formed thereon or a secondary-battery current collector comprising an aluminum foil, a film containing an ion-permeable compound and carbon fine particles formed thereon as the lower layer, and a film containing... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.

20090029256 - Si/c composite, anode active materials, and lithium battery including the same: An Si/C composite includes carbon (C) dispersed in porous silicon (Si) particles. The Si/C composite may be used to form an anode active material to provide a lithium battery having a high capacity and excellent capacity retention.... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090029257 - Electric storage device: A negative electrode 15 arranged at the center of an electrode laminate unit 12 includes a negative-electrode current collector 16 provided with a large number of through-holes 16a and a negative-electrode mixture layer 17 applied thereon. Positive electrodes 13 and 14 are arranged so as to sandwich the negative electrode... Agent: Darby & Darby P.c.

20090029258 - Preparing method of tin sulfide nanoparticles and manufacturing method of lithium ion battery using the same: There is provided a method of preparing tin sulfide nanoparticles, in which tin sulfide particles are prepared selectively, easily controlled in size and morphology and can be massively produced more easily through a simpler process. The method includes: mixing a tin sulfide precursor with at least one surfactant into a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090029259 - Battery: A battery of this invention includes: a separator which is folded in a zigzag manner, thereby forming a layered structure having at least one first-electrode holding part and at least one second-electrode holding part which are alternately aligned; a first electrode accommodated in the first-electrode holding part; and a second... Agent: Dickinson Wright Pllc James E. Ledbetter, Esq.

20090029260 - Electrochemical device and method of manufacturing the same: An electrochemical device includes four or more electrodes which are laminated with separators provided between the respective electrodes, an electrolyte filled between the respective electrodes, and a sealing member which covers the periphery. The electrodes are arranged so that the polarities alternately change in the lamination direction, and each of... Agent: K.a. Patents

20090029261 - Separator including electroactive material for overcharge protection: Porous separators for use in electrochemical cells and methods of their manufacture are provided. The separators are porous structures comprising an electroactive material and an electronically insulating structural material, wherein the electroactive material forms a percolating path in the separator.... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20090029262 - Separator and electrical/electronic components using the same: The invention provides a separator characterized by a constitution wherein a porous sheet formed of a thermoplastic polymer having a melting point of 200° C. or lower is incorporating a thin sheet material comprising an organic compound substantially having no stable melting point, which is useful for secondary batteries or... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.l.p.

20090029263 - Aprotic polymer/molten salt ternary mixture solvent, method for the production and use thereof in electrochemical systems: The invention relates to an aprotic polymer/molten salt ternary mixture solvent and to a corresponding quaternary mixture additionally comprising an ionic conducting salt, which are prepared by mixing the constituents of the mixture. These mixtures are advantageously used in the preparation of electrochemical membranes, electrochemical systems and of electrochromic systems.... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney Pc

20090029265 - Battery structure and lithium secondary battery using the same: A battery structure includes a positive electrode layer, a solid electrolyte layer, and a negative electrode layer disposed in that order, wherein the solid electrolyte layer has a chemical composition, excluding incidental impurities, represented by the formula aLi·bX·cS·dY, where X is at least one element of phosphorus (P) and boron... Agent: Osha Liang L.l.p.

20090029264 - Thin-film solid secondary cell: Disclosed is a thin-film solid secondary cell (1) wherein a positive electrode collector layer (20), a positive electrode active material layer (30), a solid electrolyte layer (40), a negative electrode active material layer (50) and a negative electrode collector layer (20) are arranged on a substrate (10). The positive electrode... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, Pllc

  
01/22/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20090023018 - Multi-layered electrode for fuel cell and method for producing the same: Disclosed are a multi-layered electrode for fuel cell and a method for producing the same, wherein the electrode can be operated under non-humidification and normal temperature, the flooding of the electrode catalyst layer can be prevented, and the long-term operation characteristic can be increased due to the prevention of the... Agent: Merchant & Gould Pc

20090023019 - Bidirectional water separator: A flow shifting fuel cell with water separator. The water separator is used to control the amount of moisture that passes through the anode flowpath of one or more fuel cells in one or more fuel cell stacks. The water separator is made up of a housing to direct the... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff

20090023020 - Fuel cell system and operation method for fuel cell system: A fuel cell system (100) includes: a circulation pump (50) provided on a fuel gas circulation channel (27) so as to circulate a fuel gas; a pump temperature detection portion (420) that detects a temperature of the circulation pump (50); a warmup portion that warms up the circulation pump; a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090023021 - Fuel cell apparatus and electronic appliances mounting the same: In order to provide a fuel cell apparatus with an effective energy consumption by selecting a suitable fuel cartridge mounted on the apparatus, the present invention provides a fuel cell apparatus comprising at least two fuel storage sections for storing fuel for power generation, wherein at least one of the... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090023022 - Electronic apparatus, control method and program thereof, and battery for operating electronic apparatus: An electronic apparatus using a fuel cell as at least one electric power source. The fuel cell has an electric power output unit for outputting an electric power through a chemical reaction between fuel gas and oxidant gas, a purge device for purging the electric power output unit and a... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.l.p.

20090023023 - Fuel cell control system: A fuel cell control system of the present invention includes a fuel cell (10) using as the electrolyte (11) an ionic conductor containing a cation component, an anion component, and a polar substance; and a polar substance amount controller controlling an amount of the polar substance in the electrolyte (11)... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090023024 - Fuel cell stack: A membrane fuel cell stack comprising metal current-collecting plates of high electrical conductivity made of aluminum or copper, having a reduced planform with respect to the one of the elementary cells, the galvanic-type corrosion phenomena affecting the current-collecting plates of the prior art and the consequent metal ion release in... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090023026 - Metal separator for fuel cell: The present invention provides a metal separator for a fuel cell, which is formed by stamping molding a first metal thin plate and a second metal thin plate, the metal separator comprising: at least one cooling flow field enclosed by inner surfaces of the first and second metal thin plates;... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090023025 - Passive coolant recirculation in fuel cells: The present invention relates to the cooling of fuel cells in general. A fuel cell is placed inside or outside a liquid heat reservoir. The generated heat from the fuel cell increases the natural convection in the cooling flow channels of the fuel cell stack, passively recirculating the cooling water.... Agent: James C. Wray

20090023027 - Fuel electrode material for solid oxide fuel cell, fuel electrode using the same, and fuel cell: Disclosed are a material for forming a fuel electrode for solid oxide fuel cell, and a fuel electrode formed using the material. The material enables to obtain a fuel electrode which has good gas permeability while being excellent in electrochemical reactivity, conductivity and durability of such characteristics. In addition, such... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.l.p.

20090023032 - Electrode for fuel cell, electrolyte-dispersed solution for forming electrode, method of producing the solution, and polymer electrolyte fuel cell: An electrolyte-dispersed solution for forming an electrode is prepared by dispersing carbon particles loaded with a PtCo catalyst and an electrolyte containing a Pt catalyst are dispersed in a solvent. In the process of dispersion, the Pt-catalyst containing Nafion becomes close to the PtCo-catalyst-loaded carbon particles. In the electrode formed... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090023028 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell (100) capable of improving durability is provided. The fuel cell includes an electrolyte membrane (1), catalyst layers (2a, 2b) stacked on both sides of the electrolyte membrane (1), respectively, and diffusion layers (3a, 3b) stacked outside of the respective catalyst layers (2a, 2b). A stacked surface of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, Plc

20090023029 - Fuel cell: In a fuel cell composed of a pair of separators with a membrane electrode assembly sandwiched therebetween, gas passages having a plurality of generally linear passage portions, and bent passage portions each of which makes one end portion of the linear passage portions communicated with the other end portion of... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.l.p.

20090023031 - Fuel cell: This invention provides a fuel battery comprising a solid polymer electrolyte membrane, an anode-side catalyst body and a cathode-side catalyst body disposed respectively on both sides of the solid polymer electrolyte membrane, and a fuel guide part in which the anode-side catalyst body is disposed opposite to the anode-side catalyst... Agent: Bruce L Adams Adams & Wilks

20090023034 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell (FC) of the present invention includes: four fastening rods (35) which extend in a stack direction of a stack structure (ST) so as to penetrate through openings of end plates (30L, 30R); and fastening portions (36) which are disposed at both ends of the fastening rods (35)... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090023033 - Highly hydrophilized carrier, catalyst-supporting carrier, fuel-cell electrode, the manufacturing methods thereof, and polymer electrolyte fuel cell provided therewith: A method for manufacturing a catalyst-supporting carrier composed of a catalyst-supporting carbon and a polyelectrolyte, and including a carbon having pores to support a catalyst, introducing a functional group functioning as a polymerization initiator to the surface and/or in the pores of the catalyst-supporting carbon, introducing an electrolyte monomer and... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090023030 - Manufacturing method of anode for solid oxide fuel cell, anode, and solid oxide fuel cell: The present invention relates to a manufacturing method of an anode for a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC), an anode, and a SOFC, in which an anode is formed by stacking sheets having a plurality of holes, and the holes are used as gas diffusion paths through which fuel gas... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.c.

20090023035 - Method of manufacturing seal-integrated type membrane electrode assembly: In a process of manufacturing a membrane electrode assembly, seal-material flow holes (62a, 62b) in the form of through-holes are formed, separately from manifold holes (16a-16f), in the membrane electrode assembly prior to injection molding. When the membrane electrode assembly is placed in a mold for injection molding, the seal-material... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090023037 - Ionic conductor: (wherein M1 is at least one member selected from the group consisting of rare earth elements, In, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Al and Ga, L1 is at least one member selected from the group consisting of P, B and N and a, b, c, d and a satisfy 0≦a<1.2, 0<b<1.2,... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090023038 - Liquid materials for use in electrochemical cells: Disclosed is the use of liquid precursor materials to prepare a processible polymeric electrolyte, which can be used to form a proton exchange membrane for use in an electrochemical cell. Also disclosed is the use of liquid precursor materials to prepare a processible catalyst ink composition, which can be conformally... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090023036 - Liquid-liquid fuel cell systems having flow-through anodes and flow-by cathodes: The invention disclosed herein relates to fuel cell electrode pair assemblies, not having interposing proton exchange membranes, configured to receive and react with liquid anolyte and liquid catholyte microfluidic flowstreams. In one embodiment, the present invention is directed to a fuel cell electrode pair assembly, not having an interposing proton... Agent: Thomas Loop

20090023041 - Carbon fuel cells and batteries with carbon corrosion suppression: An electrochemical cell apparatus that can operate as either a fuel cell or a battery includes a cathode compartment, an anode compartment operatively connected to the cathode compartment, and a carbon fuel cell section connected to the anode compartment and the cathode compartment. An effusion plate is operatively positioned adjacent... Agent: Lawrence Livermore National Security, Llc

20090023043 - Fuel cartridge for fuel cell, fuel cell, and coupler: A nozzle part 9 provided in a fuel cartridge is inserted in a socket part 6 provided in a fuel cell body, and the nozzle part 9 and the socket part 6 are coupled. The nozzle part 9 has a nozzle head 12 provided on the cartridge body 8 and... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.

20090023039 - Fuel reservoir for fuel cell: The fuel reservoir for a fuel cell is a fuel reservoir detachably connected with a fuel cell main body, and it is equipped with a fuel-storing vessel of a tube type for storing a liquid fuel and a fuel discharge part; the fuel discharge part is provided with a valve... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney Pc

20090023040 - Oxygen removal systems during fuel cell shutdown: A purging system for removing oxygen from a fuel cell system during a shutdown period for the fuel cell system. The purging system includes a separator having an inlet and an outlet; a first exhaust line for communicating a first exhaust gas stream from an outlet of the fuel cell... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.c./fgtl

20090023044 - Power unit and cartridge, and fuel cell system comprising power unit and cartridge: A power unit, a fuel cartridge, and a fuel cell system having the power unit and the fuel cartridge. The power unit includes a coupling unit to couple with the fuel cartridge. The coupling unit includes a nozzle that receives fuel supplied from the fuel cartridge, a selection key to... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090023045 - Reactor: A solid oxide fuel cell has a stack structure in which sheet bodies and support members are stacked in alternating layers. A space through which a fuel gas or air flows is formed between the adjacent sheet body and support member. Partitions are provided on the support member in such... Agent: Burr & Brown

20090023042 - Water trap device for fuel cell vehicle: The present invention provides a water trap device for a fuel cell vehicle, in which an anode outlet line is formed to penetrate the inside of a upper portion of a water trap and a coolant discharge pipe having a smaller diameter and extending toward the bottom of the water... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090023047 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell which does not discharge fuel gas supplied to an anode (22) thereof to the outside at least during normal power generation having a gas diffusion layer (15) of a conductive porous material stacked on the anode (22) and having fuel gas flow passages therein through which fuel... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090023046 - Porous transport structures for direct-oxidation fuel cell system operating with concentrated fuel: One embodiment provides a direct oxidation fuel cell, comprising, in the following order, a catalyst layer; an optional microporous layer; an optional backing layer; and an electrically conductive porous transport structure, comprising, in the following order, a porous body, and an impermeable layer in contact with the porous body. Another... Agent: Law Office Of John K. Pike, Pllc

20090023048 - Reactor: In a fuel cell, perimetric portions of each sheet body, an upper support member, and a lower support member are sealed against one another by a seal including first and second seal portions. The first seal portion is of glass having a softening point lower than a working temperature of... Agent: Burr & Brown

20090023049 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell includes electrolyte electrode assembly and separators. An exhaust gas separation member is provided between the separators. The exhaust gas separation member includes an annular portion formed around an outer circumferential portion of the electrolyte electrode assembly, a seal portion fixed to the annular portion and sandwiched between... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090023050 - Internal reforming solid oxide fuel cells: The present teachings relate to solid oxide fuel cells with internal reforming capability. The solid oxide fuel cell generally includes a cathode, an electrolyte, an anode, and a catalyst layer in contact with the anode. The catalyst layer can include a support membrane and a reforming catalyst layer associated with... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090023051 - Platinum, tungsten and nickel containing electrocatalysts: The present teachings are directed toward electrocatalyst compositions of alloys of platinum, tungsten and nickel for use in fuel cells. The alloys consists essentially of platinum present in an atomic percentage ranging between about 20 percent and about 45 percent, tungsten present in an atomic percentage ranging between about 30... Agent: Capitol Ip, Pllc

20090023052 - Solar to electrical energy conversion using the streaming potential: A system and method is presented that uses solar power driven expansion of an electrolytic solution to force the electrolytic solution from a container through at least one pore of an insulator having a fixed surface charge of one polarity into a collection receptacle. The velocities of the cations and... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti Pc

20090023053 - Method of deactivating faulty battery cells: A method and apparatus for deactivating a bad battery cell from a battery pack for an energy storage system of an electric vehicle is disclosed. The apparatus and methodology includes a clamshell member arranged at an end of the cells and a printed circuit board arranged adjacent to the clamshell... Agent: Raggio & Dinnin, P.c.

20090023054 - Lithium cell: A primary cell having an anode comprising lithium and a cathode comprising iron disulfide (FeS2) and carbon particles. The electrolyte comprises a lithium salt dissolved in a nonaqueous solvent mixture which contains a tin iodide (SnI2) additive. A cathode slurry is prepared comprising iron disulfide powder, carbon, binder, and a... Agent: Mr. Barry D. Josephs Attorney At Law

20090023055 - Battery holder: A battery holder frame (12) that facilitates the removal of a fully installed battery (30) (electrical cell). The frame has top (20), bottom (22), opposite side (24, 26), and back walls (28) that form a cavity (14) that receives a battery by moving the battery rearward into the cavity until... Agent: Leon D. Rosen Freilich, Hornbaker & Rosen

20090023056 - Battery pack thermal management system: A battery pack thermal management system for use in an electric car. The battery pack thermal management system includes a plurality of thermistors connected to a plurality of cells of a battery pack. A battery monitor board is connected to the thermistors. The system also includes a manifold and a... Agent: Raggio & Dinnin, P.c.

20090023057 - Pouch type battery pack: A pouch type battery pack, including: a first pouch battery and a second pouch battery adjacent to the first pouch battery, wherein the first and second pouch batteries are combined by bonding an edge of the first pouch battery and an edge of the second pouch battery to each other.... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090023058 - Pouch-type secondary battery: A pouch-type secondary battery including: an electrode assembly having a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate, and a separator disposed therebetween; and a pouch case including a first case part having a pouch to house the electrode assembly, a second case part disposed over an open end of the... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090023059 - Battery module, assembled battery, and vehicle including these batteries: A battery module 11 is structured to include a flat-type battery in which current can be taken out from both faces of an electric generation element 20 in a layered direction, flat-plate-type electrode tabs 50 and 60 having a face contact with a current-taking-out plane of the flat-type battery to... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090023060 - Method and apparatus for battery potting: One embodiment includes a bottom clamshell and a top clamshell sandwiching a first battery and a second battery, with a fill port extending from a top surface of the top clamshell through to the bottom surface of the top clamshell and to a space between the first and second batteries.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.a.

20090023061 - Stacked constructions for electrochemical batteries: A stacked battery has at least two cell segments arranged in a stack. Each cell segment may have a first electrode unit having a first active material electrode, a second electrode unit having a second active material electrode, and an electrolyte layer between the active material electrodes. One or more... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20090023062 - Pouch type lithium secondary battery: A pouch type lithium secondary battery includes: an electrode assembly including electrode tabs respectively connected to two electrodes, the two electrodes having different polarities; and a case to house the electrode assembly such that the electrode tabs extend to the outside of the case, wherein one stepped part through which... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090023063 - Sealed battery and method for manufacturing the same: A sealed battery includes a metal case which functions as a connection terminal of one polarity and an electrode post which is mounted to the case in an insulated manner and functions as a connection terminal of the other polarity. A sealing section with electrical insulation properties is disposed between... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090023064 - Safety-enhanced electrochemical device: s

20090023065 - Composite anode active material, anode including the same and lithium battery using the anode: A composite anode active material includes a composite of a carbon-based anode active material, a metal-based anode active material and polymer particles. By increasing the conductivity of the composite anode active material, a lithium battery having a large capacity, high initial efficiency, high rate capability and improved cycle life performance... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090023066 - Negative electrode active material for charging device: A negative electrode active material for an electrical storage device employing an aprotic organic solvent electrolyte solution containing a lithium salt as an electrolytes characterized in that it is made of a carbon material having a specific surface area of from 0.01 to 50 m2/g and a total mesopore volume... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.

20090023067 - Positive electrode active materials for lithium secondary battery, method for preparing the same and lithium secondary battery comprising the same: A positive electrode active material for a lithium secondary battery, the material represented by the formulas: LiNi(1-x-y)CoxAlyO2 or LiNi(1-x-y)CoxMnyO2 (0.1<x<0.15 and 0.03<y<0.1), and whose X-ray diffraction peak intensity ratio 1(2θ=45 degrees)/I(2θ=18 degrees) of an X-ray diffraction peak intensities found in the vicinity of an X-ray diffraction-scanning angle 2θ of about... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090023068 - Alkaline battery: An alkaline battery of this invention includes: a negative electrode including a negative electrode mixture that contains a zinc alloy as an active material, the zinc alloy containing at least aluminum; an alkaline electrolyte; and a positive electrode. The alkaline electrolyte includes an aqueous KOH solution and LiOH and an... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090023070 - Preparing method of negative active material for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and negative active material prepared thereby: The method of preparing a negative active material for a non-aqueous electrolyte rechargeable battery includes mixing a vanadium compound and a lithium compound and then subjecting the mixture to first firing to obtain Li1.0(VxMy)1.0O2 having a layered halite type structure (where 0.5≦x≦1.0, 0≦y≦0.5, x+y=1, and M is selected from the... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090023069 - Type of lithium iron phosphate cathode active material and its method of synthesis: This invention provides a type of lithium iron phosphate cathode active material and its method of synthesis. Said cathode active material contains the sintering product of lithium iron phosphate and a mixture. Said mixture comprises of two or more metal oxides where the metal elements are selected from groups II... Agent: Venture Pacific Law, Pc

20090023071 - Positive electrode active material for lithium secondary battery, method for manufacturing the same, and lithium secondary battery: A positive electrode active material for a lithium secondary battery according to an aspect of the present invention is a lithium-transition metal compound oxide which is produced by mixing a lithium compound, a transition metal compound, a magnesium compound, and a sulfate and conducting firing and which contains magnesium atoms... Agent: Smith Patent Office

20090023072 - Carbon-material for lithium battery and lithium battery: A carbon material according to the present invention for lithium battery is characterized in that a BET specific surface areas is 10-1,000 m2/g; a carbon interlayer distance is 0.350-0.380 nm; and a carbon intensity is 2,000 cps or more. In the carbon material according to the present invention for lithium... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, Plc

20090023073 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a porous insulating layer, and nonaqueous electrolyte. The porous insulating layer is interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode. The nonaqueous electrolyte is contained at least in the porous insulating layer. The mixture layer of the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090023075 - Nonaqueous electrolyte including diphenyl ether and lithium secondary battery using thereof: wherein Y is —O— or —R1—OR2—, where R1 and R2 are the same or different, and R1 and R2 are a C1-C5 alkyl group, an alkenyl group, or an alkoxy group, and only one of the phenyl rings is substituted with a halogen X1, where n is equal to 1,... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.c.

20090023074 - Nonaqueous electrolyte solution, and electrochemical energy-storing device and nonaqueous-electrolyte- solution secondary battery using the same: A nonaqueous electrolyte solution being liquid at normal temperature, comprising (A) 1,2-dialkoxyethane represented by Formula: R—O—CH2—CH2—O—R′ (wherein, R and R′, which are same or different from each other, independently represent an unsubstituted or fluorine-substituted alkyl group having a carbon number of 3 or less) and (B) lithium bis[trifluoromethanesulfonyl]imide at a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090023076 - Polymer electrolyte and battery using same: A polymer electrolyte with the superior chemical stability and the high ion conductivity and a battery using it are provided. A polymer electrolyte (23) contains a polymer compound having a structure in which polyvinyl acetal is polymerized and an electrolytic solution containing a solvent and an electrolyte salt. The solvent... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090023077 - Alkaline battery: An alkaline battery of the present invention includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator, and an alkaline electrolyte. The positive electrode includes nickel oxyhydroxide and manganese dioxide as a positive electrode active material. The negative electrode includes at least zinc as a negative electrode active material. The content... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

  
01/15/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20090017336 - Power generation device utilizing living plant nutrients: A power generation device includes a gas producing section for the extraction and utilization of living plant nutrients to produce a hydrogen containing gas and a hydrogen utilizing section coupled to the gas producing section, wherein the hydrogen content of the gas is used to generate electrical energy. The gas... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20090017339 - Aerogel and xerogel composites for use as carbon anodes: A method for forming a reinforced rigid anode monolith and fuel and product of such method. The method includes providing a solution of organic aerogel or xerogel precursors including at least one of a phenolic resin, phenol (hydroxybenzene), resorcinol(1,3-dihydroxybenzene), or catechol(1,2-dihydroxybenzene); at least one aldehyde compound selected from the group... Agent: Llnl/zilka-kotab John H. Lee, Assistant Laboratory Counsel

20090017337 - Freeze tolerant pressure sensor: A pressure sensor for use in a fuel cell is disclosed having a first end and a second end. A cavity is provided at a second end of the sensor and a membrane is disposed on the second end of the sensor enclosing a fluid within the cavity. The membrane... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20090017338 - Fuel cell stack for vehicle: A fuel cell stack for a vehicle is disclosed. The fuel cell stack for a vehicle includes a plurality of cells, a separator, a current collector, and an end plate. The end plate is arranged on each of the both end sides of the stack comprises a plurality of grooves... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090017341 - Air electrode composition for intermediate temperature electrochemical devices: A composition of matter and method of use of an electrode for intermediate temperature electrochemical devices. An electrode consists essentially of a perovskite based oxide having a composition of La1-xSr1-xMn1-yCryO3-δ and the electrode can be used at intermediate operating temperatures of 650-800° C.... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090017344 - Composite water management electrolyte membrane for a fuel cell: A composite electrolyte membrane (10) for a fuel cell (30) includes an ionomer component (16) extending continuously between opposed first and second contact surfaces (12, 14) defined by the membrane (10). The ionomer component is a hydrated nanoporous ionomer consisting of a cation exchange resin. The membrane (10) also includes... Agent: Malcolm J. Chisholm, Jr.

20090017340 - Control method for cold fuel cell system operation: A method of operating a fuel cell system comprising a fuel cell and a compressor that provides air to the fuel cell. The method comprises sensing a temperature indicative of the temperature of a fuel cell, providing a restriction in an air flow path to the fuel cell when the... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.

20090017343 - Fuel cell system having phosphoric acid polymer electrolyte membrane and method of starting the same: A method of starting a fuel cell system and a fuel cell system including: a fuel cell stack having a phosphoric acid polymer electrolyte membrane, in which an electrochemical reaction occurs using hydrogen and oxygen; a cooling water circulating unit that supplies heated cooling water to the stack to increase... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090017342 - Fuel cell with switching electrodes: A fuel cell includes a fuel source, an oxidizer source, and a plurality of electrodes each having a surface provided with an electrolyte. Relative movement is permitted between the electrodes and the fuel and oxidizer sources such that, when the electrodes are coupled to a load, each electrode is switched... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090017345 - Molten alkali hydroxide fuel cell: A fuel cell having at least one chamber containing a molten alkali hydroxide electrolyte in contact with an anode and a cathode, a fluid pathway allowing hydrogen containing fluids to flow to the anode, and a fluid pathway allowing oxygen containing fluids to flow to the cathode.... Agent: Douglas E. Mckinley, Jr.

20090017346 - Hydrogen generator and fuel cell using same: A device for generating hydrogen by hydrolysis of a hydride comprising a reactor containing the hydride in solid form, in the divided state or not, and comprising at least one orifice for removing the hydrogen produced; means for releasing the water required for the hydrolysis reaction; and at least one... Agent: Burr & Brown

20090017347 - Portable gas generating device and electrical fuel cell power supply comprising such a device: Device for generating gas by placing a liquid reactant in contact with a solid element, comprising a liquid reactant tank (6) and a reaction chamber (8) intended to contain the solid element, wherein the tank (6) and the reaction chamber (8) are separated in a sealed manner by a mobile... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090017348 - Techniques for packaging and utilizing solid hydrogen-producing fuel: Techniques for packaging and utilizing solid hydrogen-producing fuel are described herein. The fuel may be in the form of a bonded/compressed powder, granules, or pellets. The fuel is packaged in cartridges having hydrogen-permeable enclosures. In operation, the fuel undergoes a hydrogen-releasing Thermally Initiated Hydrolysis (TIH) reaction. A cartridge may comprise... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090017350 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system for a vehicle, controlling a power generation amount of a fuel cell. A required power generation amount of the fuel cell and a target operational state corresponding to required power generation amount are calculated. An operational state of the fuel cell is detected. A correction power... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090017349 - Fuel cell system and transportation apparatus including the same: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell which generates electric energy by an electro-chemical reaction, a water tank which stores water from the fuel cell, an intake pipe which has an inlet port for introducing moisture-containing exhaust gas from the fuel cell into the water tank and is connected... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20090017351 - Fuel cell system: There is disclosed a fuel cell system capable of performing low-temperature countermeasure control at an appropriate timing when necessary. To judge necessity of the low-temperature countermeasure control, a control unit performs automatic judgment based on surrounding environment information supplied from a navigation system and indicating a state (an outside air... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090017353 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell comprises a membrane electrode assembly including an anode, a cathode and an electrolyte membrane, a fuel reserving section which reserves a liquid fuel, a cover which is arranged on an outside of the cathode and has an oxidant introduction port, and a first thermal insulation member which... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090017352 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system easily and reliably prevents the system's surroundings from becoming wet. The fuel cell system includes a casing which accommodates a cell stack; pipes arranged to guide exhaust containing water and water vapor from a cathode outlet in the cell stack to an outside; and a holder... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20090017354 - Fuel cell: The present invention relates to and provides a fuel cell in which sealing can be reliably made for each unit cell, thereby, enabling thinning, facilitating maintenance, and enabling miniaturization and weight reduction, and enabling free shape design. A fuel cell of the present invention is characterized by comprising a sheet-like... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090017357 - Direct oxidation fuel cell and method for operation thereof: The invention relates to a method for operating a direct oxidation fuel cell in which at least one fluid fuel is transported from a fuel reservoir via a fluid distribution structure to a membrane electrode assembly, the transport of the fuel being effected passively, i.e. without convection. Furthermore, the invention... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP

20090017356 - Proton conducting material, and electrode and fuel cell using the same: To provide a proton conducting material with which an electrode and a fuel cell capable of functioning in a stable manner even without humidification in a temperature range from room temperature to about 200° C. can be achieved. The proton conducting material includes a porous structural material having pores and... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.

20090017355 - Solid polymer fuel cell: A solid polymer fuel cell stack. A fuel cell which can uniformly supply gas in a short time to all stacked cells not only in a steady state operation but also in a transient operation state, such as start, stop, or load variation operation, is provided. In each cell included... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090017359 - Method for manufacturing membrane electrode assembly and reinforced electrolyte membrane in polymer electrolyte fuel cell, and mebrane electrode assembly and reinforced electrolyte membrane obtained by the manufacturing method: A membrane electrode assembly A in a polymer electrolyte fuel cell is manufactured in a state in which no boundary is present between an electrolyte membrane 1 and an electrode catalyst layer 6. Thus, a membrane electrode assembly having high electrical efficiency in polymer electrolyte fuel cell can be obtained.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090017360 - Oligomeric and polymeric aromatic phosphonic acids, their blends, processes for preparing them and uses as polyelectrolytes: where the radicals X are substituents on R1 and R5 and the radicals Y are parts of polymer or oligomer chain, to a process for preparing these compounds and also to halogen-free mixtures comprising one or more compounds of the general formula (I) and a nitrogen-free solvent having a boiling... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090017358 - Solid polyelectrolyte film, process for producing the same, and fuel cell: A high-performance solid polyelectrolyte film is provided which is produced by the radiation-induced graft polymerization method without causing solution gelation and which is excellent in mechanical strength, chemical stability, and dimensional stability and reduced in methanol permeability. According to the present invention, the solid polyelectrolyte film is produced by graft-polymerizing... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090017362 - Cell laminate and fuel cell provided with the same: There is realized a structure particularly suitable for inhibiting deformation of separators having a structure where the shapes of projections and recesses are inverted from each other on the front side and the back side of each separator as in a pressed metal separator. Between adjacent separators, there is formed... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090017361 - Separator for fuel cell and method for fabricating the same: A separator of fuel cells and a method for fabricating the same are disclosed. The separator includes a metal substrate, a carbon nanotube layer formed on the metal substrate by growing carbon nanotubes thereon, and a composite layer formed by coating a mixture of an electrically conductive additive and a... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

20090017363 - Nanowire-based membrane electrode assemblies for fuel cells: The present invention discloses nanowires for use in a fuel cell comprising a metal catalyst deposited on a surface of the nanowires. A membrane electrode assembly for a fuel cell is disclosed which generally comprises a proton exchange membrane, an anode electrode, and a cathode electrode, wherein at least one... Agent: Nanosys Inc.

20090017364 - Methods for improving lithium ion battery safety: The methods and apparatus described herein include, in some variations, a method of powering an electronic device with a lithium ion cell that has a cathode and an anode. The anode is made, at least in part, of nano-crystalline Li4Ti5O12. The lithium ion cell is charged. The lithium ion cell... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090017365 - Safety mechanism for liminate battery: A safety mechanism for a laminate battery. An exterior case (5) consists of two molded sheets (5a) made of laminate sheets, superposed upon one another, and bonded together around the outer edges. The exterior case has a protrusion (10) that communicates with the interior of the exterior case and protrudes... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090017366 - Battery system: A battery system includes a plurality of electrochemical cells each having at least one terminal and a plurality of members coupled together to form a frame for securing the electrochemical cells in place. At least one of the members has openings configured to receive the terminals of the plurality of... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090017367 - Power module: The power module of the invention includes: a cell stack including a plurality of cells that are stacked; a pair of end plates pressing and sandwiching the cell stack in the stacking direction; and a binding member joining the pair of end plates. The binding member has a recess that... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090017368 - Power supply pack structure: A power supply pack structure includes a battery set having a positive terminal and a negative terminal, a battery case housing the battery set, a total positive cable having both ends connected to the positive terminal and an apparatus, respectively, and a total negative cable having both ends connected to... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090017369 - Battery terminal connector, portable communicating devices with the connector and battery connecting method thereof: A battery terminal connector is disclosed in the invention, which is disposed in a battery slot of an electronic device, so as to induce electrical conduction via contacting a battery, and a structure of fool-proof is formed around the battery slot in order to guide users to insert the battery... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20090017370 - Electrochemical cell with singular coupling and method for making same: An electrochemical cell (400) is provided having a singular electrical coupling. A flexible substrate (200) having an interconnect extension (209) is coupled to an electrochemical cell structure (300). The assembly is then placed into an enclosure (301), such that a portion of the flexible substrate (200) is disposed within the... Agent: Philip H. Burrus, Iv

20090017371 - Power storage device: In a stacked battery including a plurality of electrolyte layers having substantially the same resistance value, an uneven temperature distribution during charge and discharge changes the resistance values of solid electrolyte layers to cause variations in output among a plurality of unit cells in a stacking direction. A power storage... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090017372 - Rechargeable battery: The invention relates to a rechargeable battery for handheld electromechanical tools, having a plurality of battery cells that are connected electrically to one another by means of flat electrical cell connectors, wherein in a region of the rechargeable battery in which two cell connectors overlap, an electrical insulator is fixed... Agent: Ronald E. Greigg Greigg & Greigg P.l.l.c.

20090017373 - Battery loading and unloading mechanism: Erroneous insertion of a battery into an imaging device resulting from downsizing of the battery is prevented. In a battery loading and unloading mechanism for loading and unloading a battery 2 formed in a flat rectangular parallelepiped and having an almost square main surface to and from a device (an... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090017374 - Battery: A battery capable of improving the cycle characteristics even if the thickness of an anode active material layer is increased is provided. The battery includes a cathode, an anode and an electrolytic solution. The anode has an anode active material layer on an anode current collector, and the anode active... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP

20090017375 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery of the present invention includes a positive electrode including a positive electrode material mixture, a negative electrode including a negative electrode material mixture, and a non-aqueous electrolyte including a non-aqueous solvent and a first lithium salt and a second lithium salt dissolved in the non-aqueous... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090017377 - Current collector, electrode, and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A current collector including a substrate, a plurality of projections, and a chipped portion is provided. The substrate is a metal sheet. The projections are formed on the surface of the substrate. The chipped portion is an aggregate of two or more, preferably 2 to 100 of minute projections. The... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090017376 - Laminate type battery: A battery including an electrode and electrode terminal, the electrode comprising a multilayered collector assembly having a multilayered portion that includes an insulation layer and two electrically conductive layers disposed on opposite sides of the insulation layer, and a conductive portion made of an electrically conductive material, connected to the... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090017378 - Coated metal oxide particles with low dissolution rate, methods for preparing same and use thereof in electrochemical systems: Particles comprising a core and a coat covering at least part of the core surface. The core has more than 50% of an acidic metal oxide and the core coating is based on a polymer, preferably based on a soiled polymer with high electrochemical stability. The particle has a solubility... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, PC

20090017379 - Secondary battery, power supply system using same and usage of power supply system: A secondary battery is equipped with a reaction container and a current collector that is built in at least one of a positive electrode side and a negative electrode side. The positive electrode side and the negative electrode side are separated from each other by an ion conductive separator. In... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090017380 - Negative electrode for lithium secondary battery, lithium secondary battery using same, and methods for manufacturing those: A negative electrode for a secondary battery includes a separator; a negative electrode active material layer which is fixed to the separator and can store and emit lithium ions; and a current collector layer formed on the side of the separator opposite to the negative electrode active material layer. The... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090017381 - Electrode for non-aqueous electrolyte battery and non-aqueous electrolyte battery: An electrode for a non-aqueous electrolyte battery includes a current collector formed of aluminum foil or aluminum alloy foil, and an active material-containing layer formed on a surface of the current collector and containing an active material, a conductive agent and a binder. The conductive agent comprises a carbon particle... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090017382 - Positive electrode material for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery using the same, and method for producing positive electrode material for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: The invention includes, as a positive electrode material, active material particles comprising a lithium-containing manganese oxide represented by the general formula: Li1+aMn2−x−aMxO4+y where M is a transition metal element other than Mn, 0<x≦0.5, −0.2≦y≦0.5, and 0≦a≦0.33. The molar ratio A of M to the total of Mn and M in... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090017383 - Positive electrode active substance for lithium secondary battery and process for producing the same: A lithium-cobalt composite oxide represented by the formula LipCoxMyOzFa (wherein M is a transition metal element other than Co or an alkaline earth metal element, 0.9≦p≦1.1, 0.980≦x≦1.000, 0≦y≦0.02, 1.9≦z≦2.1, x+y=1 and 0≦a≦0.02) and comprising a mixture containing substantially spherical hard first particles of lithium-cobalt composite oxide having such a sharp... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090017384 - Process for producing composite cathode active material for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary cell: l

20090017385 - Alkaline battery separator and alkaline primary battery: An alkaline battery separator comprising an alkali-resistance synthetic fiber, a fibrillated organic solvent-spun cellulose fiber having a Canadian standard freeness value of 10 to 280 ml, and a mercerized pulp having a Canadian standard freeness value of not less than 550 ml is prepared. In the separator, the proportion of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090017386 - Non-aqueous electrolytic solutions and electrochemical cells comprising the same: Non-aqueous electrolyte solutions capable of protecting negative electrode materials such as lithium metal and carbonaceous materials in energy storage electrochemical cells (e.g., lithium metal batteries, lithium ion batteries and supercapacitors) include an electrolyte salt, a non-aqueous electrolyte solvent mixture, an unsaturated organic compound 4-methylene-1,3-dioxolan-2-one or 4,5-dimethylene-1,3-dioxolan-2-one, and other optional additives.... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

  
01/08/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20090011286 - Battery device with plural joined-together batteries: A battery device includes a battery set, and a casing; the casing includes a right covering part and a left covering part, which are joined together to provide a holding room for the battery set; the battery set include at least two batteries, and are held in the casing with... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090011288 - Circulation of gas-entrained fuel cell coolant: Coolant velocity greater than zero everywhere within the coolant channels (78, 85) of fuel cells (38) in a fuel cell stack (37) is assured by providing a flow of gas in the coolant channels, the flow being created by gas pressure from a source (92) of pressurized gas, an oxidant... Agent: M.p. Williams

20090011289 - Direct oxidation fuel cell systems with regulated fuel concentration and oxidant flow: A direct oxidation fuel cell (DOFC) system, comprises at least one fuel cell assembly including a cathode and an anode with an electrolyte positioned therebetween; a source of liquid fuel in fluid communication with an inlet of the anode; an oxidant supply in fluid communication with an inlet of the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090011287 - High temperature fuel cell stack and fuel cell having the same: In a fuel cell, a fuel cell stack for high temperature comprises: a main body of the fuel cell having an electrolyte membrane, and an anode electrode and a cathode electrode bonded to both sides of the electrolyte membrane for generating electric energy by electro-chemically reacting fuel supplied to the... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell

20090011292 - Electrical power generator: An improved system for generating electrical power using a fuel cell. More particularly, a system for generating hydrogen gas by reacting water vapor with a substantially non-fluid substance and transporting the generated hydrogen gas to the fuel cell which generates electrical power. Reacting water vapor with the non-fluid hydrogen generating... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090011290 - Method and apparatus for thermochemical recuperation with partial heat recovery of the sensible heat present in products of combustion: A system and method for fuel reforming in which at least a portion of the exhaust gases from a combustion process, such as an industrial furnace, is mixed with a fuel, such as natural gas, and the mixture is introduced into a first stage heat exchange vessel in which the... Agent: Mark E. Fejer Gas Technology Institute

20090011291 - Method of generating hydrocarbon reagents from diesel, natural gas and other logistical fuels: The present invention provides a process for producing reagents for a chemical reaction by introducing a fuel containing hydrocarbons into a flash distillation process wherein the fuel is separated into a first component having a lower average molecular weight and a second component having a higher average molecular weight. The... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute Attn:IPServices, K1-53

20090011293 - Selective oxidation of carbon monoxide relative to hydrogen using catalytically active gold: The present invention provides technology for controlling, or tuning, the catalytic activity of gold provided upon nanoporous supports such as those derived from nanoparticulate, crystalline titania. In some aspects of practice, the surface of nanoparticulate media incorporated into a catalyst system of the present invention is provided with chemical modifications... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090011296 - Hydrogen generating apparatus and fuel cell power generation system: A hydrogen generating apparatus and a fuel cell power generation system. An aspect of the invention provides a hydrogen generating apparatus for generating hydrogen through a dissociation reaction of an aqueous solution using electrons formed by an ionization of a metal. The hydrogen generating apparatus can include a chamber, which... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090011294 - Hydrogen generator and fuel cell system with the same: A hydrogen generator includes a water storage container for storing water, a reaction container for receiving a solid fuel that is a mixture of a complex metal hydride and catalysts, and a water supplying source that is connected between the water storage container and the reaction container to supply the... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell

20090011298 - Hydrogen production apparatus, fuel cell system and operation method thereof: There are provided a hydrogen production apparatus, a fuel cell system and operation method thereof, which can more reliably suppress degradation due to oxidation of a catalyst in a hydrogen production apparatus even when start-ups and shutdowns are repeated without a purge operation during the shutdowns. The hydrogen production apparatus... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090011297 - Metal composite electrode for a hydrogen generating apparatus: A metal composite electrode for a hydrogen generating apparatus and a hydrogen generating apparatus including the metal composite electrode are disclosed, where the metal composite electrode includes a metal and a metal hydride. The metal composite electrode used in a hydrogen generating apparatus can be utilized to increase the amount... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090011295 - Use of silicon particles as catalyst, electrochemical device comprising the particles and method thereof: The invention provides the use of silicon particles as redox catalyst, an electrochemical device and method thereof. As electrocatalyst, the silicon particles catalyze a redox reaction such as oxidization of the redox reactant such as renewable fuels e.g. methanol, ethanol and glucose. The device such as a fuel cell comprises... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20090011299 - Fuel cell system: A fuel-cell system is advantageous for repressing water from flowing backward from a reservoir to a condenser, flowing backward which results from the inside of the condenser being turned into negative pressure. The fuel-cell system has a fuel cell for generating electric power by reactant gas, a condenser for generating... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090011300 - Fuel cell system and control method thereof: In a fuel cell system, mixture fuel having a certain fuel concentration is supplied to an anode, electric power is output from between the anode and the cathode due to electrochemical reaction when the cathode makes contact with air, and unreacted fuel containing unreacted fuel is discharged from the anode.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090011301 - Controlling the requested power output of a fuel cell system: A fuel cell system of a type that uses an accessory to supply fuel gas and oxidant gas to a fuel cell to generate electric power is disclosed. The fuel cell system includes a load parameter detector that detects a load parameter of the accessory. An actual accessory power computing... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20090011302 - Fuel cell system: The fuel cell system comprises: a fuel cell which receives a supply of anode gas containing hydrogen at an anode and also receives a supply of cathode gas containing oxygen at a cathode, to generate power; a cathode off-gas flow path for flowing cathode off-gas exhausted from the cathode; a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090011303 - Fuel cell system: To provide a fuel cell system capable of performing a purge operation necessary for realizing a stable output and being miniaturized without using a controller or a sensor, there is provided a fuel cell system having a main power generation part and a sub-power generation part positioned on a downstream... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090011304 - Fuel cell: A membrane electrode assembly is constituted of a solid electrolyte membrane 1 made of a polymeric material, and a fuel electrode 2 and an air electrode 3 which are disposed on both sides of the solid electrolyte membrane 1. A porous membrane 8 is attached to the back surface of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090011306 - Conductive sintered body, conductive member for fuel cell, fuel cell, and fuel cell apparatus: The invention relates to a conductive sintered body capable of being effectively prevented from reduction-induced expansion, as well as to a conductive member for fuel cell, a fuel cell, and a fuel cell apparatus. The conductive sintered body contains a first composite oxide phase (59) based on lanthanum chromite and... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090011307 - Electrode-electrolyte composite powders for a fuel cell and method for the preparation thereof: The present invention provides electrode-electrolyte composite particles for a fuel cell, which have either electrode material particles uniformly dispersed around electrolyte material particles or electrolyte material particles uniformly dispersed around electrode material particles, to enhance the electrode performance characteristics and electrode/electrolyte bonding force, as well as thermal, mechanical and electrochemical... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090011305 - Fuel cell system and membrane electrode assembly thereof: A membrane electrode assembly (MEA) of a three-edge configuration is provided for a fuel cell system. The MEA is tailored to have three edges and the three edges are embedded in an open space of a frame. The three-edge MEA is arranged between an anode collector plate and a cathode... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090011308 - Preparation of gas diffusion layer for fuel cell: A common method of preparing a gas diffusion layer for a fuel cell has problems in that a microporous layer is impregnated into a substrate, thereby lowering the porosity of the substrate, and cracks are created on a surface of a gas diffusion layer prepared using the method. Provided is... Agent: John W. Renner Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar

20090011310 - Bipolar plate with microgrooves for improved water transport: One embodiment of the invention comprises a fuel cell bipolar plate comprising a substrate comprising a first face, a reactant gas flow field defined in the first face, the reactant gas flow field comprising a plurality of lands and channels, and a plurality of microgrooves formed in the first face.... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.

20090011311 - Cathode catalyst for fuel cell, method of preparing same, and membrane-electrode assembly comprising same: The cathode catalyst for a fuel cell includes an RuSe alloy having an average particle size of less than or equal to 6 nm. The cathode catalyst may also include a metal carbide. The RuSe alloy is a highly active amorphous catalyst.... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090011314 - Electrode/electrolyte interfaces in solid oxide fuel cells: A solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) with reduced electrical resistance and greater vacancy density control is provided. The SOFC includes an interfacial layer deposited, preferably by atomic layer deposition (ALD), between an electrode layer and an electrolyte layer. The interfacial layer includes an ion-conductive material. By use of ALD, the... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm, Inc.

20090011309 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell includes an electrolyte membrane (1), a fuel electrode catalyst layer (2a) disposed on a first surface of the electrolyte membrane, an electrically conductive fuel electrode separator (4a), having a fuel gas flow channel (5a), which is disposed in contact with a first surface of the fuel electrode... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090011312 - Fuel cell and system: A the fuel cell that uses a highly concentrated fuel, comprising: a cathode electrode layer; an electrolyte membrane disposed on the cathode layer; an anode electrode layer disposed on the electrolyte membrane; an anode gas diffusion layer disposed on the anode electrode layer; a cathode gas diffusion layer formed thinner... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090011313 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell includes a fuel case, a fuel distribution layer, an anode gas diffusion layer, a membrane electrode assembly comprised of an anode, a cathode and an electrolyte membrane interposed between the anode and the cathode, and a cathode gas diffusion layer. The fuel stored in the fuel case... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell

20090011315 - Thin-film composite and a glass ceramic substrate used in a miniaturized electrochemical device: A composite element comprising a thin film that consists of at least two layers of an oxide-ceramic and metallic material, or a metallic material and an essentially flat substrate that supports the thin film. Said substrate is composed of a ceramicizable glass, a glass ceramic, a hybrid form or an... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C.

20090011317 - Fuel cell system and fuel cartridge having fuel buffer module: Disclosed is a fuel cartridge. The fuel cartridge according to the present disclosure comprises a fuel container having a first port configured to flow fuel therethrough; and a buffer module configured to be coupled to the fuel container, wherein the buffer module comprises a second port configured to engage with... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090011316 - Interconnected, 3-dimensional fuel cell design: Fuel cell structure. A plurality of microtubes are electrically inter-connected. Each microtube includes an anode and a cathode layer separated by an electrolyte layer. The plurality of microtubes are arranged in at least two adjacent layers with microtubes in a first layer extending in a first direction and the microtubes... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

20090011318 - Electrically conducting curable resin composition, cured product thereof and molded article of the same: There is provided a curable composition which can give a cured product having excellent physical properties and is particularly useful as a material for the separator of a fuel cell such as polymer electrolyte fuel cell. The electrically conducting curable resin composition of the present invention comprises (A) a hydrocarbon... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090011322 - Catalyst-coated membrane, membrane-electrode assembly and polymer electrolyte fuel cell: A catalyst-coated membrane includes: a first catalyst layer (2a) and a second catalyst layer (2b) which are opposed to each other; a polymer electrolyte membrane 1 which is disposed between the first catalyst layer (2a) and the second catalyst layer (2b) and has a first main surface (F10) and a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090011320 - Catalyst-supporting powder and method for producing same: The catalyst-supporting powder is in form of an agglomerate formed by agglomeration of a fluorine atom-containing polymer material, a catalyst metal, a cation exchange resin, and a carbon material and the polymer material is contained in the inside of the agglomerate.... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090011319 - Electrode and membrane electrode assembly of fuel cell: An electrode of a fuel cell includes a gas permeable base material, an anode catalyst layer 92a and a cathode catalyst layer 93a formed on the surface of the base material, on which the catalyst is carried. The anode catalyst layer 92a and the cathode catalyst layer 93a contain carbon... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090011321 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell comprising a cathode catalyst layer, an anode catalyst layer including a conductive perfluoro-binder having a micellar structure formed by outwardly orienting hydrophobic (lipophilic) groups and inwardly orienting hydrophilic groups, and a proton conductive membrane provided between the cathode catalyst layer and the anode catalyst layer.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090011323 - Solid oxide electrochemical devices having an improved electrode: An electrode with improved resistance to Cr poisoning comprising AxB3-xO4, wherein A is selected from the group consisting of Mn, Co, Fe, Cr, Cu, V, and Ni and B is selected from the group consisting of Mn, Co, Fe, Cr, Cu, V, and Ni and a solid oxide electrochemical device... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

20090011324 - Rechargeable battery and battery pack: Known rechargeable batteries contain a cell that is received in a cell cup. For monitoring the temperature of the rechargeable batteries, PTC elements are used, but they increase the amount of space needed and can be accommodated in a battery pack only with difficulty. For the sake of simple accommodation,... Agent: Ronald E. Greigg Greigg & Greigg P.l.l.c.

20090011325 - Locking mechanism of battery pack: The operation parts 16 are arranged in both side parts of the case within such a range that they can be grasped with a single hand from both sides of a backward end in the sliding direction of the case. When the operation parts 16 are operated from the both... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20090011327 - Battery pack and battery pack producing method: A battery pack capable of sufficiently exhibiting performance of each secondary battery constituting the battery pack and its producing method are provided. The battery pack producing method of the invention comprises an obtaining process for obtaining a charge amount voltage curve C during charging and a charge amount voltage curve... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090011326 - Battery system: A battery assembly includes a plurality of battery modules, each of the battery modules comprising a plurality of electrochemical cells having a first end comprising a terminal and a second end opposite the first end, the second end comprising an adapter having at least one aperture and arranged such that... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090011328 - Porous support for electrochemical reaction cell high-density integration, and electrochemical reaction cell stack and electrochemical reaction system comprising the porous support for electrochemical reaction cell high-density integration: The invention provides a porous support for integrating electrochemical reaction cells with high-density, having a plurality of through-holes, an electrochemical reaction cell stack and an electrochemical reaction system comprising the porous support for integrating electrochemical reaction cells with high-density, and the invention relates to a support for integrating electrochemical reaction... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090011329 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery including: an electrode assembly including a positive electrode plate, a negative electrode plate, and a separator located between the two plates; a lower collector plate located beneath the electrode assembly, and electrically connected to the positive electrode plate or the negative electrode plate; a fixing member disposed... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090011330 - Electrochemical cell: In an electrochemical cell including a cathode 7, an anode 6, electrolyte 10, a hollow container 1 accommodating these members, and terminals extending from the inside to the outside of the hollow container 1, the terminals include a plurality of inner terminals 5a formed on the inner surface of the... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090011331 - Seal ring and associated method: An article includes a seal ring for an energy storage device. The seal ring has a weldable first portion and a weldable second portion. The first and second portions are electrically isolatable from each other by an electrically insulating third portion.... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20090011332 - Negative active material for nickel-metal hydride accumulator: This composition can be used as an active material of a negative electrode of a nickel-metal hydride accumulator. Such an accumulator displays a reduced self-discharge. The invention also describes the method of producing such an accumulator.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090011333 - Anode material, anode and battery, and methods of manufacturing them: A battery capable of improving the cycle characteristics while securing the input and output characteristics is provided. The battery includes a cathode, an anode, and an electrolytic solution. The anode has an anode active material layer on an anode current collector. The anode active material layer contains an anode material... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP

20090011334 - Lithium secondary battery and positive electrode material thereof: b

20090011335 - Positive electrode active material, method of manufacturing the positive electrode active material, and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A high-capacity positive electrode active material is provided that enables a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery to have excellent load characteristics and high initial charge-discharge efficiency. A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery has a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a non-aqueous electrolyte, and performs charge and discharge by transferring lithium ions... Agent: Kubovcik & Kubovcik

20090011336 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, positive electrode active material and method of manufacturing the same: As a positive electrode active material, a lithium transition metal complex oxide having a layered rock-salt structure containing lithium (Li) and containing magnesium atoms (Mg) substituted for part of lithium atoms (Li) is used. The lithium transition metal complex oxide is formed by chemical or electrochemical substitution of Mg atoms... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090011337 - Separator, battery using the same, and method for manufacturing separator: A separator which includes a covering layer in which a fine framework of polyolefin resin is coated with a glass layer and an exposed layer in which the polyolefin resin is exposed is provided. A battery is provided having a cathode and an anode, an electrolyte, and a separator where... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP

20090011338 - Method of manufacturing lithium secondary battery and lithium secondary battery: The invention provides a method of readily manufacturing a lithium secondary battery including a solid electrolyte layer having space for accommodating deposited lithium. A lithium secondary battery includes a positive electrode element, a negative electrode element and a solid electrolyte layer placed between them. A method of manufacturing the battery... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090011339 - Lithium ion-conductive solid electrolyte, method for producing same, solid electrolyte for lithium secondary battery using such solid electrolyte, and all-solid lithium battery using such solid electrolyte for secondary battery: Disclosed is a lithium ion-conductive solid electrolyte exhibiting high lithium ion conductivity even at room temperature which is hardly oxidized and free from problems of toxicity and contains as components lithium (Li) element, boron (B) element, sulfur (S) element, and oxygen (O) element, and the ratio between sulfur element and... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090011340 - Organic electrolytic solution and lithium battery employing the same: s

  
01/01/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20090004511 - Battery watering system: A system for adding fluid to a valve regulated lead acid (“VRLA”) battery cell includes an injection head assembly coupled to a vent opening. The injection head assembly replenishes water or electrolyte depleted during operation of the VRLA cell. Fluid is dispersed evenly across one or more absorbent gas mats... Agent: Raman N. Dewan Jackson Walker, L.L.P.

20090004512 - Liquid constant-rate emitting apparatus and method of liquid constant-rate emmision: (EN) A liquid constant-rate emitting apparatus that in the event of delivering a liquid, such as water, from a liquid accommodating container, even when the amount thereof is small, is capable of constant-rate delivery thereof. There is provided an apparatus comprising liquid accommodating container (2) for water accommodation; water lead-out... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090004515 - Fuel cell and method of operating fuel cell: A fuel cell stack is divided into a main power generation portion and a sub power generation portion. A variable load large in variation of output current is connected to the main power generation portion located upstream in a fuel flow and a steady load small in variation of output... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090004514 - Method of selecting non-humidification operation condition of proton exchange membrane fuel cell: The invention relates to fuel cell non-humidification operation, specifically to—a method on dry operation condition selection, wherein under condition of inputting dry gas, applying predetermined temperature, pressure and the input flow of the dry gas and detecting the temporary current-voltage curve of the cell. The selection method of this invention... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell

20090004513 - Method to maximize fuel cell stack shorting resistance: A method of producing a fuel cell stack is disclosed, the method including the steps of compressing the fuel cell stack at a first pressure and compressing the fuel cell stack at a second pressure higher than the first pressure, wherein a shorting resistance of fuel cells in the fuel... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20090004516 - Fuel cell combined heat and power generation: A cogeneration system having flexible and controllable cogeneration loops. There is a first cogeneration loop to recover heat from a fuel cell power module, thereby producing a heat to electricity ratio between 0 and approximately 1.0. There is a second cogeneration loop to produce supplemental thermal energy for hot water... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP

20090004517 - Fuel cell device and driving method therefor: According to an embodiment, a fuel cell device includes an electromotive section which has an anode and a cathode and generates electricity, a tank, a fuel channel through which fuel supplied from the tank is run via the anode side of the electromotive section, a flow regulator section which adjusts... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090004518 - Fuel cell system and vehicle mounted with fuel cell system: When a vehicle mounted with a fuel cell system travels using electric power supplied from the system, a predetermined portion forming the system, such as a fuel cell, is prevented from being frozen by the relative wind. The fuel cell system is mounted on a vehicle and has the fuel... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090004521 - Alkaline fuel cell: An alkaline fuel cell, which can humidify an oxidizer depending on the temperature of a power generation part and which is small in size and is produced at a low cost. The alkaline fuel cell includes a power generation part having an anion exchange membrane disposed between a fuel electrode... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090004519 - Fuel cell stacks and methods: The invention provides a fuel cell stack including a layer of encapsulating material disposed about the separator plate, MEA, and reactant manifold, wherein the reactant manifold is bounded at least in part by the encapsulating material. The fuel cell stack also includes a first opening through the plate body to... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090004520 - Heat retention and heating of reaction gas in fuel cell system: The invention provides a technique for reducing the adverse effects which can arise as a result of water freezing in the reaction gas channels of fuel cell systems. The fuel cell system comprises a fuel cell; a reaction gas channel in which flows reaction gas that is supplied to the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090004522 - Stamped fuel cell bipolar plate: An electro-conductive plate assembly for a fuel cell has a pair of stamped plates joined together to define a coolant volume therein. Each of the pair of stamped plates has a flow field on a major outer surface arranged to maximize the contact area between major inner surfaces of the... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090004523 - Fuel cell and fuel cell stack: A fuel cell includes an electrolyte electrode assembly and separators. The separator has a fuel gas supply passage, a fuel gas distribution passage, an oxygen-containing gas supply passage, and an oxygen-containing gas distribution passage. The fuel gas flows through the fuel gas supply passage into the separator. The fuel gas... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090004524 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell including at least a fuel cell module is provided. The fuel cell module has a membrane electrode assembly (MEA), two base plates, an anode current collector and a cathode current collector. The two base plates are disposed on two opposite sides of the MEA to clamp the... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090004529 - Integrated dry gasification fuel cell system for conversion of soild carbonaceous fuels: An integrated dry gas fuel cell (IDG-FC) is provided. The IDG-FC includes at least one solid oxide fuel cell having an anode, a cathode and an electrolyte membrane disposed between the anode and the cathode. The IDG-FC further includes a conversion bed, where carbon dioxide gas is provided to the... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm, Inc.

20090004525 - Ion-dissociative functional compound, method for production thereof, ionic conductor, and electrochemical device: The proton-dissociative functional compound shown in FIG. 1A is composed of a fullerene C60 molecule and about 10 sulfonic acid groups —SO3H as proton-dissociative groups each attached to the fullerene through a difluoromethane group —CF2—. The proton-dissociative functional compound shown in FIG. 1B is composed of fullerene molecules three-dimensionally connected... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP

20090004527 - Polymer, polymer electrolyte membrane for polymer electrolyte fuel cell, and membrane/electrode assembly: Q1, Q2, Q3: a perfluoroalkylene group which may have —O— or the like; Rf1, Rf2: a perfluoroalkyl group which may have —O—; X1, X2: an oxygen atom or the like; a, b: 0 or the like; Y1, Y2: a fluorine atom or a monovalent perfluoroorganic group; and s, t: 0... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090004526 - Proton exchange membrane for fuel cell: A proton exchange membrane (PEM) with an ion exchange capacity of not less than 1 molar equivalent per kilogram and less than 20% water swelling is provided. The PEM includes a polymer having a polyphosphazene backbone with a polyaromatic functional group linked to the polyphosphazene as a polyaromatic side chain,... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle, Anderson & Citkowski, P.C.

20090004528 - Proton-conducting polymer membrane: A polymer electrolyte membrane includes a membrane polymer made of monomer units that have aromatic polyarylenes groups with proton-conducting functional groups bound to the aromatic polyarylene groups. The polymer electrolyte membrane can be used as a proton-conducting polymer membrane between the electrodes in a fuel cell.... Agent: Michaud-duffy Group LLP

20090004530 - Control valve with enhanced inner surface: A control valve is disclosed having a passage formed therein defined by an inner surface, the control valve includes at least one enhanced surface, a liner, or a combination thereof to militate against ice formation thereon and adhesion of the ice thereto.... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20090004536 - Direct methanol fuel cell process tower: A direct methanol fuel cell integrated process assembly is provided. The assembly includes a housing, a fuel mixing/surge tank and an air/liquid separator integrated to the housing. A vent of the mixer/surge tank is at least proximal to a vent of the separator. The housing further includes at least one... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm, Inc.

20090004532 - Dummy cassettes for a solid oxide fuel cell stack: A fuel cell stack assembly comprising a plurality of serially-assembled fuel cell stages formed as individual cassette units, wherein at least one of the first and last cassettes, and preferably both, is a dummy cassette assembled with a metal blank in place of the fuel cell, which metal blank preferably... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20090004535 - Fuel cell: Each of power generation units of a fuel cell according to the present invention is formed by stacking a first metal separator, a first membrane electrode assembly, a second metal separator, a second membrane electrode assembly, and a third metal separator together. The power generation unit has therein a first... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090004534 - Fuel cell device and an electronic equipment using fuel cell device: Disclosed is a fuel cell device comprising: a fuel cartridge to accumulate a fuel therein; and a fuel cell device main body to generate electric power by using the fuel accumulated in the fuel cartridge, wherein the fuel cell device main body is provided with a cartridge conveying body, the... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090004533 - Fuel cell stack: In a tightening load applying mechanism, a plurality of belleville springs for applying a load in a stacking direction to a stack body, a plurality of guide bars extending in the stacking direction, and a plurality of bearing members are provided between a movable presser plate and an end plate.... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090004531 - Fuel cell stack having multiple parallel fuel cells: A fuel cell stack comprising a plurality of serially-connected fuel cell stages, each stage comprising a plurality of fuel cells arranged electrically in parallel such that each stage has the voltage drop of a single fuel cell but current output defined by the total cell area. The assembled stack thus... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20090004537 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell is formed by alternately stacking separators and sealing gasket-combined membrane electrode assemblies. Each sealing gasket-combined membrane electrode assembly includes a membrane electrode assembly and a sealing gasket portion. One of the sealing gasket portion and the separator has a protrusion formed on each face and extending in... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090004539 - Fuel cell: A unit cell of a fuel cell is formed by stacking a membrane electrode assembly between a first metal separator and a second metal separator in a stacking direction. A frame is provided in an outer end of the membrane electrode assembly. A seal member is formed on the frame.... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090004540 - Fuel cell and laminate: In a seal gasket-integrated MEA (45) in which a frame (450) having a sealing part (459) is integrally formed around a membrane-electrode assembly (MEA section 451), a high-rigidity member (458) having higher rigidity than the frame (450) is provide around a frame (450) having relatively low rigidity.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090004538 - Head plate: The invention relates to a head plate, fixing the end of a tube bundle with a number of, in particular, porous tubes with a membrane in sealing manner. The head plate is made from a metal or a metal alloy with a melting point lower than the lowest failure temperature... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20090004541 - Uv-curable fuel cell sealants and fuel cells formed therefrom: A fuel cell, having improved sealing against leakage, includes a fuel cell component having a cured sealant, wherein the cured sealant includes a telechelic-functional polyisobutylene, an organhydrogenosilane crosslinker, a platinum catalyst and a photoinitiator. The fuel cell component may be a cathode flow field plate, an anode flow field plate,... Agent: Loctite Corporation

20090004544 - Glass seal with ceramic fiber for a solid-oxide fuel cell stack: A glass ceramic composition for sealing adjacent metal cassettes in an SOFC stack. The seal composition comprises an alumina-silicate glass ceramic matrix and a ceramic fiber aggregate dispersed in the matrix. Preferably, the fiber is selected from the group consisting of zirconium oxide fiber, alumina fiber, and combinations thereof. Preferably,... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20090004542 - Low electrical resistance bipolar plate-diffusion media assembly: A fuel cell assembly and method of forming the same is disclosed, the fuel cell assembly including a membrane electrode assembly, a plurality of diffusion media, and a plurality of bipolar plates, wherein the diffusion media are adhered to the bipolar plates with an adhesive layer adapted to minimize an... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20090004543 - Membrane electrode assemblies for fuel cells and methods of making: A sealed unbonded membrane electrode assembly includes a first gas diffusion layer and a second gas diffusion layer each having a peripheral border and an active region a catalyst coated membrane, having an active region, interposed between the first gas diffusion layer and the second gas diffusion layer; and a... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090004545 - Solid bonded interconnect system in a lightweight solid oxide fuel cell stack: An interconnect system for connecting adjacent fuel cells in a fuel cell stack. The system comprises five elements: a separator plate to provide an anode gas flow space when joined to a mating cell frame; a first metal interconnect disposed between the separator plate and the anode surface; a nickel... Agent: Patrick M. Griffin, Esq. Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20090004547 - Fuel cell stacks and methods: The invention provides a fuel cell stack including a layer of encapsulating material disposed about the separator plate, MEA, and reactant manifold, wherein the reactant manifold is bounded at least in part by the encapsulating material. The fuel cell stack also includes a first opening through the plate body to... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090004548 - Electrolyte membrane, method for producing membrane electrode assembly, and fuel cell: A method for producing an electrolyte membrane by filling pores of a porous substrate with an electrolyte polymer, the electrolyte membrane having the surface of the porous substrate exposed. In this production method, the polymer is obtained from an ion-exchange group-containing monomer, or a solution or a dispersion of the... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

20090004549 - High power fuel cell: A device for highly efficient fuel cell reactions is described. The device comprises a porous electrode and a plurality of suspended nanoparticles diffused within the void volume of the electrode when used within an electrolyte, wherein each chamber contains an electrode and electrolyte with suspended nanoparticles therein. When reactive metal... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090004550 - In situ fabricated electrochemical device: An electrochemical device, such as a fuel cell, and method of forming it, in which electrodes, such as anode and cathode, are disposed on a semipermeable or permeable membrane having ion conduction channels. Electrocatalyst is deposited on locations on the electrodes limited to and corresponding to the ion conduction channels.... Agent: Berliner & Associates

20090004551 - Sealant integrated fuel cell components and methods and systems for producing the same: A fuel cell, having improved sealing against leakage, includes a sealant disposed over the peripheral portions a membrane electrode assembly such that the cured sealant penetrates a gas diffusion layer of the membrane electrode assembly. The sealant is applied through liquid injection molding techniques to form cured sealant composition at... Agent: Loctite Corporation

20090004552 - Nanowire supported catalysts for fuel cell electrodes: Metal oxide nanowires and carbon-coated metal nanowires are effective as supports for particles of an expensive catalyst material, such as platinum metal group catalyst. Such supported catalysts are useful when included in an electrode on, for example, a proton exchange membrane in a hydrogen/oxygen fuel cell. For example, tin oxide... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.

20090004553 - Power storage unit and vehicle: A power storage unit has: a plurality of power storage modules each constituted of a power generation element which in a power generation element case containing the power generation element; and a power storage unit case containing the power storage modules and an insulative liquid, wherein at least two of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090004554 - Battery boxes and vehicles including same: Vehicles, such as all terrain vehicles, can be provided with a battery box. The battery box comprises a bottom wall, a top wall, a first side wall, and a second side wall which together define a battery retention chamber having a front opening configured for passage of a battery. Vehicles... Agent: Ulmer & Berne, LLP Attn: Diane Bell

20090004546 - Fuel cell assembly and a separator therefor: In a fuel cell assembly (1) comprising a pair of separators (11, 12) each for defining a recess (10) serving as a conduit for a fuel fluid or an oxidizer fluid, a feedthrough conductive path for connecting top and under surfaces of each separator is achieved by a second electroconductive... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm, Inc.

20090004556 - Battery system thermal management: Electrochemical cell battery systems and associated methods of operation are provided based on the incorporation of a thermal management matrix including a supply of phase change material disposed at least in part in a heat conductive lattice member to effectively dissipate heat produced or generated by or in the battery... Agent: Nick C. Kottis Pauley Petersen & Erickson

20090004555 - Energy storage module and electrical apparatus: An energy storage module for current supply of an electrical apparatus, in particular for an electrical hand-held machining tool, has a plurality of cells for storage of electrical energy, at least one cell support mounting the cells, being in contact with the cells, enclosing the plurality of cells and made... Agent: Striker, Striker & Stenby

20090004557 - Protecting a functional component and a protected functional component: An apparatus including a functional component; a first thermoset plastic layer overlying the functional component; and a second thermoset plastic layer, different to the first thermoset plastic layer, overlying the first thermoset plastic layer. A method including pre-protecting a functional component by: forming a first thermoset plastic layer over the... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC

20090004558 - Battery module: The battery module is provided with a plurality of batteries 10 joined in a straight-line configuration, insulating caps 30 that insulate the series connected batteries 10, and connecting hardware 20, 40 disposed between connected batteries 10 that connect those batteries 10 in series. An insulating cap 30 has an outer... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090004559 - Cap assembly for a high current capacity energy delivery device: A cap assembly for use in an electrochemical cell. The cap assembly includes a tab collection post, a core insert, and at least one current collecting tab connected at one end to an electrode foil in the electrochemical cell, and horizontally connected at the other end to the tab collection... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20090004560 - Electrochemically self assembled batteries: The present invention relates to in situ formation of a single-layered electrochemical cell comprising a full tri-layer battery structure containing a discrete positive electrode, solid state electrolyte, and negative electrode from self-assembled nanocomposites. The single layered cell makes it possible to fabricate cells in three dimensions resulting in a very... Agent: Patent Docket Administrator Lowenstein Sandler PC

20090004561 - Sealed battery and manufacturing method therefor: The present invention's manufacturing method for a sealed battery includes: a process whereby a sealed battery application electrode assembly 11 is formed that has multiple positive electrode substrate exposed portions 14 at one end and multiple negative electrode substrate exposed portions 15 at the other end; a process whereby the... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090004562 - Sealed battery and manufacturing method therefor: A sealed battery according to an aspect of the invention includes: a flat electrode assembly 11 having a plurality of copper or copper alloy negative electrode substrate exposed portions 15 at one end; and a copper or copper alloy collector 181 attached to one side of the exposed portions 15... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090004563 - Substituted lithium titanate spinel compound with improved electron conductivity and methods of making the same: Materials with improved electron conductivity for use in rechargeable lithium ion electrochemical cells include, but are not limited to, lithium titanate spinels of the formula Li4Ti5O12 wherein a portion of Ti is replaced with one or more substitution ions of transition metals. The substitution ions are not in their highest... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090004564 - Composite negative electrode active material, method for producing the same and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A composite negative electrode active material including silicon oxide particles represented by SiOx (0.05<x<1.95) capable of charging and discharging lithium, carbon nanofibers (CFN) bonded to the surface of the silicon oxide particles and a catalyst element for promoting the growth of carbon nanofiber. For example, Au, Ag, Pt, Ru, Ir,... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090004565 - Silver manganese vanadium oxide electrodes for lithium batteries: This invention relates to electrodes for non-aqueous lithium cells and batteries. More specifically, the invention relates to silver manganese vanadium oxide positive electrodes for such cells and batteries. The silver manganese vanadium oxide electrodes may contain substituents or dopants to improve the electrochemical properties of the electrodes, cells and batteries.... Agent: Harry M. Levy Olson & Cepurtis, Ltd.

20090004566 - Negative electrode for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary batteries, and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery having the same: A negative electrode for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary batteries has a mixture layer disposed on a current collector. The mixture layer includes a composite negative electrode active material, a first binder containing an acryl-group-containing polymer, and a second binder containing adhesive rubber particles. The composite negative electrode active material contains carbon... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090004568 - Anode and battery: A battery capable of improving the cycle characteristics is provided. The battery includes a cathode, an anode and an electrolytic solution. The anode has an anode current collector, an anode active material layer provided on the anode current collector, and a coat provided on the anode active material layer, in... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090004567 - Cathode active material and battery: A battery capable of improving load characteristics, low-temperature characteristics and high-temperature cycle characteristics is provided. A cathode (13) includes a lithium cobalt complex oxide represented by LiaCoxMIyMIIzO2 (MI includes at least one kind selected from the group consisting of Al, Cr, V, Mn and Fe, MII includes at least one... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090004569 - Negative electrode material for lithium-ion secondary batteries and process of producing the same: A lithium-ion secondary battery which has a high reversible capacity and a high initial efficiency while effectively utilizing the excellent rate profile of carbon black, and a process of producing the same are disclosed. The negative electrode material includes composite particles including graphite powder particles, carbon black, and a pitch... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20090004570 - Electrode for non-aqueous electrolylte secondary battery, method for producing the same, and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: An electrode for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery including a current collector and an electrode material mixture layer formed on the current collector, and having a plurality of discontinuous slits through the current collector and the electrode material mixture layer.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

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