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Chemistry: electrical current producing apparatus, product, and process February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/09

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02/26/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090053561 - Catalyst layers and related methods: Disclosed is a method of preparing a catalyst and a resultant coated substrate. An example method for preparing a catalyst includes dissolving a precursor salt in water to create a dissolved precursor salt. In addition, the method includes adding an ultra-violet sensitizer to the dissolved precursor salt to create a... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC

20090053562 - Method for reforming diesel fuel and reactor for this purpose: The invention relates to a method and a device for reforming diesel fuel into a product gas containing H2 and CO, the diesel fuel being mixed in a first premixing stage with an O2-containing gas mixture and subsequently the thus obtained mixture being mixed in a second premixing stage with... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.

20090053564 - Method and system for operating fuel cell stacks to reduce non-steady state conditions during load transients: Methods and systems for reducing irregularities in temperature distribution in the operation of a fuel cell stack during a load transient based on the actual stack outlet temperature. In representative embodiments, the coolant flow rate and/or the oxidant stoichiometry is adjusted during a load transient based on a determined value... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090053563 - Plate for a fuel cell assembly: A unitized plate such as a bipolar plate for a fuel cell assembly is provided. The unitized plate includes a plurality of active regions electrically insulated from one another, and a plurality of inlet and outlet apertures formed in the plate. Each of the active regions is in fluid communication... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20090053565 - Fuel cell, components and systems: Alkali fuel cells, systems, and related methods, and flow-through, high-surface area electrodes, are employed to generate electricity. The electrode can include a porous substrate comprising a first side for fluid ingress, a second side for fluid egress, and a plurality of walls oriented in different directions between the first and... Agent: David P Gloekler The Eclipse Group

20090053566 - Fuel cell system: An object of the present invention is to provide a fuel cell system capable of avoiding damage to a circulation pump at a low temperature to improve system efficiency. The fuel cell system of the present invention includes a fuel gas circulation system having a circulation path which re-circulates, through... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090053567 - Fuel gas feeding device and control method therefor: To provide a technique to suppress an excessive rise of pressure between two pressure reducing valves if the amount of fuel gas consumed by a fuel cell stack decreases. A fuel gas supply apparatus comprises: a gas passage in which fuel gas to be supplied to a fuel cell stack... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090053568 - Evaporative cooling of fuel cells employing antifreeze solution: A fuel cell power plant (19) has a stack of fuel cells (20) cooled by a mixture of water with a non-volatile, miscible fluid that sufficiently depresses the freezing point, such as polyethylene glycol (PEG). The water and fluid are mixed in a reservoir (21), a small pump (22, 60)... Agent: M.p. Williams

20090053571 - Fuel cell stack and method for making the same: A fuel cell stack includes a membrane electrode assembly including an electrolyte membrane and electrode catalyst layers sandwiching the electrolyte membrane; metal separators that define gas channels, the metal separators being respectively disposed at both surfaces of the membrane electrode assembly; a current collector from which electromotive force is derived,... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20090053570 - Fuel cell stack for low temperature start-up and operation: A fuel cell stack without a terminal plate for low temperature starting operation, comprising: a plurality of membrane electrodes, a plurality of bipolar plates, at least one pair of current collecting lead boards, at least one electrical insulating partition boards, and two fastening rings. One electrical insulating partition board and... Agent: Matthias Scholl

20090053569 - Fuel cell system components: A fuel cell stack module includes a plurality of fuel cell stacks, a base supporting the plurality of fuel cell stacks, and a metal shell located over the base and the fuel cell stacks. The metal shell contains an integrated heat exchanger.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090053573 - Fuel cell: wherein each self-sealing separator (1) has a lower area (11) for accommodating a raised portion (51) formed on the periphery of the outer surface of the associated gas diffusion layer (5) and the sealing part (40) is disposed within the lower area (11).... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090053574 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system with reduced volume through decreasing the thickness of a stack comprises: a stack which comprises a plurality of membrane electrode assemblies stacked so that the cathode electrodes face each other and the anode electrodes face each other, and separators that are interposed between the membrane electrode... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090053572 - Pem fuel cell with improved water management: A product including a polymer electrolyte membrane, an electrode over the membrane, a gas diffusion media layer over the electrode, and a hydrophilic layer over the gas diffusion media layer.... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.

20090053575 - Supported catalysts for the anode of a voltage reversal tolerant fuel cell: In a solid polymer fuel cell series, various circumstances can result in a fuel cell being driven into voltage reversal. For instance, cell voltage reversal can occur if that cell receives an inadequate supply of fuel. In order to pass current, reactions other than fuel oxidation may take place at... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090053576 - Fluorochloro ionomers: This invention discloses novel fluorochloro ionomers and processes of making them. The first preferred body of invention is perfluorochloro ionomers having (1) equivalent weight between 600 and 1500, preferably between 800 and 1200, and most preferably between 900 and 1100; (2) chlorine content between 8% and 30% by weight. These... Agent: Huey-shen Wu

20090053577 - Membrane electrode assembly and fuel cell using the same: A membrane electrode assembly for a fuel cell of the present invention includes an electrolyte membrane (100); and a pair of electrode catalyst layers (110) provided on both surfaces of the electrolyte membrane. Furthermore, in the present invention, a plurality of hydrophilic groups exist along a substantially continuous concentration gradient... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090053578 - Separation membrane for direct liquid fuel cell: The present invention provides a membrane for direct liquid fuel cell, composed of a cation exchange membrane having a water content of 1 to 5% at a relative humidity of 20% RH (25° C.), a water content of 5 to 15% at a relative humidity of 80% RH (25° C.)... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090053580 - Inflammable substance sensor and fuel cell including the same: There is provided an inflammable substance sensor which can be installed in a small space and a fuel cell including the same. The inflammable substance sensor for informing the outside of detection of an inflammable substance includes an odorant releasing member for releasing an odorant due to a chemical reaction... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090053579 - Novel power supply device and electronic apparatus including the same: A power supply device is provided and includes a fuel introduction unit from which a fuel edible, drinkable, and safe to contact for human body is introduced. The power supply device also includes a fuel cell unit including a negative electrode that is exposed to outside through the fuel introduction... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP

20090053581 - Separator and fuel cell: A separator (41) for use in a fuel cell stack has an anode facing plate (44), a cathode facing plate (42), and an intermediate plate (45). The intermediate plate (45) has an air supply through-hole (452a), an air discharge through-hole (452b), a hydrogen supply through-hole (454a), and a hydrogen discharge... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090053582 - Method of coating bilirubin oxidase: A method of coating bilirubin oxidase (BOD) is provided and includes introducing a polymerizable functional group onto the surface of a bilirubin oxidase (BOD) molecule, and copolymerizing the polymerizable functional group with a polymerizable monomer. The step of introducing the polymerizable functional group and the step of copolymerizing the polymerizable... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP

20090053583 - Gas diffusion electrode and process for producing it and its use: The invention describes a process for producing a gas diffusion electrode which has a catalyst layer having a smooth surface, wherein the smooth surface of the catalyst layer is produced by bringing the catalyst layer in the moist state into contact with a transfer film and removing this transfer film... Agent: Kalow & Springut LLP

20090053584 - Alkaline dry battery: A leak-proof alkaline dry battery including a battery case and a seal unit for closing the opening of the battery case. The seal unit includes: a negative electrode terminal plate; a negative electrode current collector nail electrically connected to the terminal plate; and a resin seal member. The resin seal... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090053585 - Battery pack: A battery cell 101 has an internal structure where after building up an assembled unit by stacking positive-and negative-electrode materials 110, 111 and a separator 112 in some layers, the assembled units, together with an electrolyte, are sealed with aluminum laminates 114, 114. The battery pack 1 comprises cell assemblies... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20090053586 - Bipolar battery including a pressure sensor: The present invention relates to a bipolar battery provided with a pressure sensor. The battery is provided with a housing 7 containing common gas space 97. The pressure sensor 10; 20; 50; 63; 80; 111 comprises: an actuator 3, 21; 31; 41; 48; 81 configured to transfer an internal pressure... Agent: Capitol Ip, PLLC

20090053587 - Abnormality detecting device for a fuel cell powered industrial vehicle: An abnormality detecting device for a fuel cell powered industrial vehicle confirms whether a radiator fan is at rest or not (S1), and when the fan is at rest, a first setting concentration N1 is selected and set as an abnormality detection threshold value TH (S2). Conversely, when the fan... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.

20090053588 - Battery pack: A battery pack that electrically connects a terminal cover, which is attached to a terminal base, and a battery pack case even if the terminal cover and case are not in direct contact with each other. The case is formed from a conductive material and accommodates a battery. The terminal... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090053590 - Battery and electronic device: An electronic device and battery configured to be attached to a device main frame of the electronic device in which device a display portion is supported at one edge of the main frame via a pair of hinge portions so as to be rotatable. Each of the pair of hinge... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090053589 - Electrolytes, electrode compositions, and electrochemical cells made therefrom: Disclosed are electrochemical cells that include electrodes comprising an electrolyte comprising a vinylene carbonate or a halogenated ethylene carbonate, composite electrodes, and a binder.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090053591 - Power source device: A power source device includes a battery assembly which includes a plurality of batteries each having a positive electrode at one end and a negative electrode at the other end, a plurality of connecting members, each of which connects the positive electrode of one battery and the negative electrode of... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20090053592 - Battery: A battery of the present invention has a strip-shaped electrode group. The electrode group includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator interposed therebetween. The first electrode has a strip-shaped first current collector and a first active material layer carried on one surface thereof. The first active material... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.

20090053595 - Alkaline dry battery: An alkaline dry battery of this invention includes: a positive electrode including at least one of a manganese dioxide powder and a nickel oxyhydroxide powder; a negative electrode including a zinc alloy powder; a separator interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode; an alkaline electrolyte; and a battery... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090053593 - Battery: A battery capable of suppressing the swollenness and improving the capacity and the like is provided. The battery includes a spirally wound electrode body (20) in which a cathode and an anode are layered with a separator and an electrolyte in between and spirally wound inside a package member (30)... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090053594 - Rechargeable air battery and manufacturing method: An air battery having an air cathode having a porous carbon based air cathode containing a non-aqueous organic solvent based electrolyte including a lithium salt and an alkylene carbonage additive. The battery also includes a separator loaded with an organic solvent based electrolyte including a lithium salt and an alkylene... Agent: Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz Intellectual Property Department

20090053596 - Alkali metal battery: A storage battery is provided comprising appositive electrode of lead, a negative electrode of mercury, and an electrolyte consisting of an aqueous solution of a salt of an alkali metal. Upon charging the battery, lead is converted to lead dioxide and the alkali metal forms the amalgam with the mercury.... Agent: Young & Basile, P.C.

20090053597 - Electrolyte composition used in charge storage device and storage device using the same: s

20090053599 - Electrolytic solution and battery: An electrolytic solution capable of suppressing the battery swollenness and improving the battery characteristics such as the charge and discharge efficiency and a battery using it are provided. A cathode (21) and an anode (22) are layered with an electrolyte layer (24) in between. The electrolyte layer (24) is gelatinous,... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090053600 - Lithium battery: Systems, methods, and apparatus are described for batteries including a positive electrode (14), a negative electrode (16), a separator (18), and an electrolyte (20) contacting the positive and negative electrolyte. The negative electrode can include lithium (Li) in the form of a thin sheet. The positive electrode can include an... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090053598 - Nonaqueous electrolyte solution and lithium secondary battery using same: s

20090053601 - Modular bipolar battery: A bipolar electrode module for a modular bipolar battery includes an electrode substrate having a first face, a second face, and a perimeter. An electrical connection element is disposed on the electrode substrate such that the electrical connection element overlaps at least a portion of both the first face and... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090053602 - Positive electrode for non-aqueous electrolyte battery and method of manufacturing the same, and non-aqueous electrolyte battery and method of manufacturing the same: A method of manufacturing a positive electrode for a non-aqueous electrolyte battery includes: applying a positive electrode slurry onto a positive electrode current collector, the positive electrode slurry containing a positive electrode active material, a conductive agent, carboxymethylcellulose, and a latex-based plastic. The method is characterized by including: a first... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090053603 - Binder for electrode of non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, electrode, and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: m

20090053604 - Alkaline primary battery: An alkaline primary battery of the present invention includes a positive electrode including a positive electrode active material, a negative electrode including a negative electrode active material, a separator interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and an electrolyte. The negative electrode further includes at least one compound... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090053605 - Active material of negative electrode for non-aqueous electrolyte battery, method of manufacturing active material of negative electrode for non-aqueous electrolyte battery and non-aqueous electrolyte battery: There is disclosed a negative electrode active material for a non-aqueous electrolyte battery, which comprises lithium titanium composite oxide represented by a general formula of: Li2+xTi4O9 (wherein x is 0≦x≦4). The lithium titanium composite oxide is exhibited a highest intensity peak of (002) crystal face at 2θ=10°±2°, a peak of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090053606 - Surface treated anode and lithium battery using the same: A surface treated anode and a lithium battery using the same are provided. The surface treated anode includes a current collector, and an anode active material layer formed on the current collector. The anode active material layer is treated with an amine group containing compound.... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090053608 - Anode active material hybridizing carbon nanofiber for lithium secondary battery: The present invention provides a composite silicon anode material hybridizing carbon nanofiber for lithium secondary battery prepared by the steps comprising: i) preparing a support made by amorphous silicon alloy after processing amorphous silicon and metal; ii) dispersing the catalyst selected from Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Mg, Mn, Ti, Sn,... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090053607 - Electrode for rechargeable lithium battery and rechargeable lithium battery including same: The electrode for a rechargeable lithium battery includes a current collector and an active material layer disposed on the current collector. The active material layer has pores inside the active material layer. Porosity of the active material layer is higher than 50% and equal to or less than 70%. The... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090053609 - Non-aqueous electrolyte battery: In a non-aqueous electrolyte battery including: a positive electrode; a negative electrode; a separator located between the positive and negative electrodes; a non-aqueous electrolyte; and an inorganic particle layer being located on the surface of at least one of the positive and negative electrodes, the inorganic particle layer contains inorganic... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090053610 - Polymer electrolyte and nonaqueous battery containing the same: A nonaqueous battery, such as a lithium ion battery, is formed from a polymer electrolyte comprising: a vinylidene fluoride copolymer comprises 90 to 97 wt. % of vinylidene fluoride monomer units and 3 to 10 wt. % of units of at least one monomer copolymerizable with the vinylidene fluoride monomer... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090053611 - Method for preparing a membrane to be assembled in a membrane electrode assembly and membrane electrode assembly: A membrane electrode assembly includes a cathode layer, an anode layer, and a polymer electrolyte sandwiched between the cathode layer and the anode layer. The polymer electrolyte layer is a polymer film having a plurality of sections. The sections are radiation grafted and sulfonated, wherein the sections are separated from... Agent: Siemens Schweiz Ag I-47, Intellectual Property

20090053612 - Electrolytic solutions and battery: A battery capable of improving battery characteristics is provided. The battery includes a cathode, an anode and an electrolytic solution, and a separator arranged between the cathode and the anode is impregnated with the electrolytic solution. The solvent of the electrolytic solution includes a sulfone compound having a sulfonyl fluoride... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP

20090053613 - Positive electrode and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A material (hereinafter referred to as “positive electrode material”) including sodium manganate powder as a positive electrode active material, carbon black powder as a conductive agent, and polytetrafluoroethylene as a binder is prepared. The positive electrode material is mixed in an N-methylpyrrolidone solution to produce slurry as a positive electrode... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

20090053614 - Non-aqueous electrolytic solution secondary battery: A non-aqueous electrolytic solution secondary battery includes a positive electrode containing, as a positive electrode active material, a compound represented by the following general formula, LixFe1-yMyPO4, wherein M is at least one member selected from the group consisting of Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Al, Sn, B, Ga, Cr, V, Ti,... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP

  
02/19/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090047548 - Method and apparatus for taking out a sealing plate of a fuel cell: A fuel cell sealing plate taking-out method that may include forming an air layer between adjacent sealing plates and taking out a sealing plate from a stack of sealing plates one by one. A protrusion may be formed beforehand at one or more surfaces of each sealing plate. Also, a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090047550 - Method for manufacturing fuel cell, fuel cell, and electronic apparatus: A method for manufacturing a fuel cell having a structure in which a positive electrode and a negative electrode are opposed with a proton conductor therebetween and an enzyme is immobilized on the positive electrode and/or the negative electrode includes the step of immobilizing the enzyme on the positive electrode... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP

20090047549 - Modified carbonized substrate and its manufacturing method and use: A process for modifying a carbonized substrate and a modified carbonized substrate obtained therefrom are provided. The process involves the application of a mixture containing a hydrophobic polymer and a carbonaceous material onto a carbonized substrate which is not subjected to a hydrophobic treatment. The subject invention uses a simpler... Agent: Venable LLP

20090047553 - Fuel cell system and method for judging fuel gas leak in a fuel cell system: A high-precision gas leak judgment comparable to that when the fuel cell is operating normally is achieved even when a fuel cell is restarted. A gas leak judgment unit (for example ECU 13) for judging gas leak in a closed space formed in a fuel gas system refers to a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090047552 - Humidity gas conditioner: A system and method for conditioning the temperature of at least one fluid stream that is passed through a fuel cell stack is provided. The system comprises a system module, at least one inlet and a conditioning device. The system module is operable to humidify the fluid stream to a... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl

20090047551 - Methods of operating fuel cell systems having a humidification device: A method of operating a fuel cell system having a fuel cell stack and a humidifier is disclosed. The method includes directing at least a portion of the reactant gas through the reactant chamber of the humidifier, directing at least a portion of the exhaust gas through the exhaust chamber... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090047554 - Fuel cell system and method of operating the fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a first heating mechanism and a second heating mechanism. The first heating mechanism supplies a reformer with some of an exhaust gas discharged from a fuel cell stack as a heat source for directly heating the reformer. The second heating mechanism supplies the remaining exhaust... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090047555 - Fuel cell system: In a fuel cell system, during the state where the fuel cell system is not generating an electric power, a fuel gas passage and an oxidizing gas passage are closed, and an inert gas supply device (54, 58) supplies an inert gas to an anode space (111) which is substantially... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090047556 - Fuel cell system: The electromotive force of each of power generating cells of a fuel cell unit is compared with a first threshold voltage E1 for the electromotive force of the power generating cells immediately after fuel injection or a second threshold voltage E2 for the electromotive force when the fuel is running... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090047557 - Anode exhaust recycle system: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack including at least one fuel cell and a separator. Each fuel cell includes a cathode, an anode and an electrolyte between the cathode and the anode. The separator includes a membrane, and a housing defining an anode exhaust inlet, a recycled... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20090047559 - Fuel cell electrode catalyst with improved noble metal utilization efficiency, method for manufacturing the same, and solid polymer fuel cell comprising the same: An object of the present invention is to further increase the rate of Pt particles (Pt utilization rate) for three-phase interfaces in order to reduce the amount of catalytic metal such as Pt used for fuel cells. The present invention provides a fuel cell electrode catalyst comprising a conductive carrier... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090047558 - Micro-machined fuel cells: An improved fuel cell is described. The invention addresses the problem of mechanical failure in thin electrolytes. One embodiment varies the thickness of the electrolyte and positions at least either the anode or cathode in the recessed region to provide a short travel distance for ions traveling from the anode... Agent: Patent Documentation Center

20090047560 - Fuel cell: The invention relates to a fuel cell including a plurality of catalyst layer electrodes disposed as each catalyst layer electrode of an anode and a cathode in parallel on substantially the same plane and each having a shape with a specified aspect ratio, a liquid fuel impregnation layer laminated on... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090047561 - Method of making fuel cell diffusion layer and fuel cell diffusion layer: A method of making a fuel cell diffusion layer includes the steps of: (a) preparing an ink by dispersing a carbon powder and an ion conductor in a solvent; and (b) forming the fuel cell diffusion layer by coating the ink on a substrate through an ink-jet process. By so... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090047562 - Method for producing solid electrolyte sheet and solid electrolyte sheet: The method of the present invention for producing a solid electrolyte sheet for a solid oxide fuel cells is characterized in comprising steps of obtaining a large-sized thin zirconia green sheet by molding and drying a slurry containing zirconia particles, a binder, a plasticizer and a dispersion medium; pressing the... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090047563 - Vinyl polymer of sulfonated monomer, production method thereof, polymer electrolyte, polymer electrolyte membrane and fuel cell: Also provided is a novel hydrocarbon vinyl polymer aimed at providing a hydrocarbon solid polymer electrolyte which can become a substitute for a fluorine electrolyte, and which has chemical and physical properties sufficient for practical use, yet can be produced at a low cost. Additionally, provided is a polymer electrolyte... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090047564 - Electrical power consuming installation using a fuel cell and method of supplying one such installation: The invention relates to a functional installation which consumes electrical power and which uses a fuel cell. The inventive installation includes: an electrical power consuming member; a fuel cell which is connected to the consuming member in order to supply same with electrical power, said fuel cell being of the... Agent: Air Liquide Intellectual Property

20090047566 - Fuel cell and method of producing the fuel cell: A fuel cell includes an electrolyte electrode assembly and separators. A first protection layer is formed on a surface of an anode of the electrolyte electrode assembly facing the separator for preventing the anode from being exposed to an exhaust gas. A second protection layer is formed on a surface... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090047565 - Fuel cell separator and fuel cell: A separator (5, 6) for a fuel cell (1) comprises a gas passage (16-20, 36-40) facing an electrode (3, 4). The gas passage (16-20, 36-40) comprises a rapid expansion which enlarges a width of the gas passage (16-20, 36-40) in a step-like fashion from an upstream side to a downstream... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090047567 - Biofuel cell, method for producing the same, electronic apparatus, enzyme-immobilized electrode, and method for producing the same: A biofuel cell has a structure in which a cathode and an anode are opposed to each other with a electrolyte layer provided therebetween, at least one of the cathode and the anode including an electrode on which at least one enzyme and at least one electron mediator are immobilized.... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP

20090047568 - Electrode catalyst for fuel and fuel cell: A flooding phenomenon in a high current density loading region of fuel cells is suppressed so as to improve cell performance. An electrode catalyst for fuel cells comprises conductive carriers having ternary catalyst particles, which contain platinum, a base metal element, and iridium, supported thereon. A fuel cell uses the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090047569 - High strength support for solid oxide fuel cell: An anode for use in an anode-supported planar solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) is formed from a Ni—YSZ cermet composition that includes a sintering aid selected from the group consisting of an oxide, a carbonate, and mixtures thereof of at least one metal of Group 2 of the Periodic Table.... Agent: Paul L. Marshall, Esq. Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20090047570 - Electrochemical battery incorporating internal manifolds: An electrochemical battery includes a plurality of cells, each cell including negative and positive compartments to contain electrolyte solution. A manifold includes an outer manifold plate coupled to an inner manifold plate to supply and return electrolyte solution to the compartments. Each manifold plate includes supply shunt passages to convey... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc

20090047571 - Electrochemical battery incorporating internal manifolds: An electrochemical battery includes a plurality of cells, each cell including negative and positive compartments to contain electrolyte solution. A manifold includes an outer manifold plate coupled to an inner manifold plate to supply and return electrolyte solution to the compartments. Each manifold plate includes supply shunt passages to convey... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc

20090047572 - Controlled pressure release for packaged batteries and associated systems and methods: A battery package for providing power to an electronic device is described herein. In one embodiment, the battery package includes a casing configured to enclose at least one battery cell. The casing includes a wall having an internal surface, an external surface and a dimple. The dimple extends outward from... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20090047573 - Chloride-free thermal batteries using molten nitrate electrolytes: Thermal batteries using molten nitrate electrolytes offer significantly higher cell voltages and marked improvements in energy and power densities over present thermal batteries. However, a major problem is gas-evolution reactions involving the molten nitrate electrolytes. This gassing problem has blocked the advantages offered by thermal batteries using molten nitrates. The... Agent: Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP Attn: Gregory M Stone

20090047574 - Battery module: There is disclosed a battery module that includes a housing. At least one terminal is melt joined with the bus member of the housing sealing the terminal relative to the bus member and providing a conductive path to an interior of the battery module. The terminal may be melt joined... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20090047575 - Cell and battery incorporating the cell: Disclosed is a cell with a power-generating element and an outer package. The power-generating element includes a unit cell layer including a first electrode, a second electrode and an electrolyte layer disposed between the first and second electrodes. In the first electrode, a first collector is provided with one of... Agent: Young & Basile, P.C.

20090047576 - Nickel metal-hydride battery and method of manufacturing the same: A hydrogen absorbing electrode is made of hydrogen absorbing alloy powder containing rare earth elements and Ni and other metal elements other than rare earth elements and the hydrogen absorbing alloy powder shows a specific saturation mass susceptibility and a specific content ratio of the rare earth elements to the... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20090047577 - Negative electrode active material and negative electrode using the same and lithium ion secondary battery: h

20090047578 - Positive electrode for alkaline battery and alkaline battery using the same: A positive electrode for an alkaline battery of the present invention includes a spinel-type manganese oxide as a positive electrode active material, wherein the spinel-type manganese oxide has a potential of 0.26 to 0.34 V with respect to a Hg/HgO reference electrode, and the content of the spinel-type manganese oxide... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090047579 - Carbon anode compositions for lithium ion batteries: A lithium secondary battery comprising a positive electrode, a negative electrode comprising a carbonaceous material which is capable of absorbing and desorbing lithium ions, and a non-aqueous electrolyte disposed between the negative electrode and the positive electrode. The carbonaceous material comprises a graphite crystal structure having an interplanar spacing d002... Agent: Bor Z. Jang

20090047580 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery is provided and includes a battery element in which a positive electrode having a positive electrode active material layer provided on a positive electrode collector and a negative electrode having a negative electrode active material layer provided on a negative electrode collector are stacked via... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP

20090047581 - Electrochemical cell: An electrochemical cell comprises as an anode, a lithium transition metal oxide or sulphide compound which as a [B2]X4n- spinel-type framework structure of an A[B2]S4 spinel wherein A and B are metal cations selected from Li, Ti, V, Mn, Fe and Co, X is oxygen or sulphur, and n- refers... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20090047582 - Non-aqueous electrolyte and electrochemical device with an improved safety: Disclosed are a non-aqueous electrolyte comprising a lithium salt and a solvent, the electrolyte containing, based on the weight of the electrolyte, 10-40 wt % of a compound of Formula 1 or its decomposition product, and 1-40 wt % of an aliphatic nitrile compound, as well as an electrochemical device... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

  
02/12/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090042065 - Event activated micro control devices: A method of activating a micro-cell in which the micro-cell includes a first compartment, a second compartment, a fluid in the first compartment, an element in the second compartment and a porous barrier separating the first compartment from the second compartment. The porous barrier, in a first state, is operable... Agent: Neustel Law Offices, Ltd.

20090042066 - Adjustable barrier for regulating flow of a fluid: An electrochemical cell includes a first cell, a second cell and a barrier isolating a fluid in the first cell from the second cell in which the barrier, in response to an activation signal, changes to a second state to allow the fluid to pass into the second cell and... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090042068 - Hot box design with a multi-stream heat exchanger and single air control: A fuel cell stack module includes a plurality of fuel cell stacks, an anode tail gas oxidizer (ATO) which is located in a heat transfer relationship with the plurality of fuel cell stacks, a base supporting the plurality of fuel cell stacks and the ATO, and at least one heat... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090042067 - Membrane/electrode assembly for polymer electrolyte fuel cell: A membrane/electrode assembly for a polymer electrolyte fuel cell, comprising an anode and a cathode each having a catalyst layer containing a proton conductive polymer, and a polymer electrolyte membrane disposed between the anode and the cathode, wherein the proton conductive polymer has an electrical conductivity of at least 0.07... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090042069 - Solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell assembly, fuel cell stack, and method of operating cell assembly: A cell assembly is formed by stacking a first unit cell and a second unit cell to each other. The first unit cell includes a first unified body, and the second unit cell includes a second unified body. In the cell assembly, the first and second unit cells have structures... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090042070 - Barometric thermal trap and collection apparatus and method thereof for combining multiple exhaust streams into one: A device that, in any situation where multiple streams of hot or very hot gases or exhaust are generated, can collect gases into one stream and divert the stream efficiently to any manner of reformers, treatment devices, scrubbers, exchangers, etc. The exhaust flow from multiple fuel cell stacks are mixed... Agent: Leonard Tachner, A Professional Law Corporation

20090042071 - Multi-tube fuel reformer with augmented heat transfer: A catalytic reformer assembly including a reactor comprising a plurality of parallel tubes arranged within a tubular housing. A metal substrate, formed preferably as a metal foam lattice, is brazed to the tubes on both their inside and outside surfaces. A catalytic washcoat is applied to the metal substrate within... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20090042072 - On-demand hydrogen gas generation device with pressure-regulating switch: The present disclosure generally relates to an on-demand hydrogen gas generation device, suitable for use in a fuel cell, which utilizes water electrolysis, and more particularly galvanic cell corrosion, and/or a chemical hydride reaction, to produce hydrogen gas. The present disclosure additionally relates to such a device that comprises a... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27860) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090042073 - Fuel cell system capable of supplying power of various levels and method of operating the same: A fuel cell system capable of supplying power at various levels and a method of operating the same includes a power unit having a stack, a power generation unit including unit cells, and a switch group to connect the unit cells in series or in parallel wit. The switch group... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090042074 - Bipolar plate for fuel cell, comprising sealing ribs: The invention relates to a bipolar plate for a fuel cell, of the type that comprises a cathode bipolar half plate and an anode bipolar half plate which are placed next to one another. Each bipolar half plate (1) consists of a plate, the central part of which comprises an... Agent: Nicolas E. Seckel Patent Attorney

20090042075 - Fuel cell stack: A fuel cell stack includes a first end power generation unit and a first dummy unit, adjacent to a power generation unit provided at one end of a stack body in a stacking direction. The first end power generation unit includes a fourth separator having the same structure as a... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090042076 - Modified planar cell (mcp) and stack based on mpc: A single cell for a solid oxide fuel cell having wave-like architecture and a stack composed of such single cells is described. The cell design provides high durability. The stack design provides uniform distribution of reagents along the surface of the electrodes and between the individual cells. In addition the... Agent: R. J. Lasker, Esq. Intellectual Property Law Firm

20090042077 - Polymer electrolyte membrane and polymer electrolyte fuel cell: There are provided a polymer electrolyte membrane having at least one surface with an average surface roughness Ra′ of from 30 nm to 500 nm and a surface area ratio Sr of 1.2 or more in which Sr is defined as S/S0 with S0 representing a surface area when the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090042079 - Catalyst for fuel cells: To provide a catalyst for a fuel cell that has a high oxygen reduction activity and is manufactured at low cost and a fuel cell that has a high power generation efficiency and is manufactured at low cost. As a catalyst for a fuel cell that reduces an oxidizing gas,... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090042080 - Porous body and production method: A porous body which has a density of from 40 to 70%, is formed from an Fe-based alloy and contains from 0.01 to 2% by weight of mixed oxide with at least one oxidic compound of one or more metals from the group consisting of Y, Sc, rare earth metals... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090042078 - Surface-treated hydrocarbon-based polymer electrolyte membranes for direct oxidation fuel cells: A proton (H+)-conducting hydrocarbon (HC)-based polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) having first and second oppositely facing surfaces comprises a HC-based membrane with at least one perfluoropolymer incorporated on or within at least the first and second surfaces. A method for fabricating the PEM comprises surface treating a HC-based polymeric membrane sheet... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090042082 - Fuel cell arrangement: A fuel cell arrangement comprises at least one fuel cell module, each fuel cell module comprises a plurality of fuel cells. Each fuel cell module is hollow and defines a chamber. Each fuel cell module is arranged within an inner vessel and the inner vessel is arranged within an outer... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090042083 - Membraneless micro fuel cell: Disclosed herein is a membraneless micro fuel cell. A cathode fluid and an anode fluid with a low Reynolds number flowing along a cathode channel and an anode channel are formed to have an interface with each other through a micro passageway and to be mixed by only diffusion so... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090042085 - Process for producing separator and separator: In fuel cell separator, the periphery of manifold through which fuel gas, reaction water, etc., pass and the seal line being a site of bonding with an adjacent separator are provided with a resin layer. Within the surface of the separator, the resin application site on which the resin layer... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090042084 - Separator for fuel cell and method for manufacturing the same: At first step S1, a passivation film is removed by performing pickling on a separator for fuel cell and then a new passivation film is formed b performing heating at 200-280° preferably. At second step S2, mechanical polishing is performed on the horizontal top surfaces in the waiving portion of... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20090042081 - Solid oxide fuel cell: The objective of the present invention is to equalize gas volume distributed into each power generation cell to stabilize fuel cell output and improve the output efficiency. In the present invention, a flat plate laminating type solid oxide fuel cell has a reactant gas supply manifold 17 extending through a... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090042086 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell according to the present invention includes a power generation cell. The power generation cell is formed by sandwiching a membrane electrode assembly between a first metal separator and a second metal separator. An oxygen-containing gas flow field is formed on one surface of the first metal separator,... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090042088 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell according to the present invention includes a power generation unit. The power generation unit 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. The number of flow grooves in... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090042087 - Fuel cell separator, electrode structure for a fuel cell, methods of manufacturing both thereof, and a polymer electrolyte fuel cell comprising the same: The degree of freedom in the shape of channels in a separator is increased, enabling an optimum gas channel to be designed, enabling a sufficient supply of gas below gas channel ribs, and improving cell performance through the reduction in diffusion polarization. Drainage property is also improved and flooding is... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090042090 - Fuel cell: The present invention provides a fuel cell comprising: a cathode catalyst layer 2; an anode catalyst layer 3; a proton conductive membrane 6 disposed between the cathode catalyst layer 2 and the anode catalyst layer 3; a liquid fuel tank 9 for storing a liquid fuel L; a fuel vaporizing... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090042089 - Supported catalyst for fuel cell, method of preparing the same, electrode for fuel cell including the supported catalyst, membrane electrode assembly including the electrode, and fuel cell including the membrane electrode assembly: Provided are a supported catalyst for a fuel cell, a method of preparing the same, an electrode for a fuel cell including the supported catalyst, a membrane electrode assembly including the electrode, and a fuel cell including the membrane electrode assembly. Specifically, the supported catalyst for a fuel cell has... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20090042092 - Electrode for alkali fuel cell and method for making a fuel cell including at least one step of making such an electrode: An electrode for an alkali fuel cell comprises an active layer formed by a bilayer or by a stack of a plurality of bilayers. Each bilayer is composed of a catalytic layer comprising catalyst particles of nanometric size and of a porous layer comprising two opposite faces one of which... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090042091 - Supported catalyst layers for direct oxidation fuel cells: A method of fabricating a supported catalyst layer for use in a fuel cell electrode, comprises sequential steps of: combining a fluid ink including a supported catalyst comprising at least one precious metal or alloy supported on particles of a support material, and a solution of at least one ionomeric... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090042093 - Proton conductor for fuel cell and fuel cell including the same: Provided are a proton conductor for a fuel cell, the proton conductor including a phosphoric acid-based material; and a C8-C20 perfluoroalkylsulfonic acid salt which is dissolved in the phosphoric acid-based material and has excellent oxygen solubility characteristics, an electrode including the proton conductor, an electrolyte membrane for a fuel cell... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090042094 - Battery module assembly: A battery module includes at least one electrochemical cell. The electrochemical cell includes a first terminal conductively coupled to a first electrode and a body portion configured to function as a second terminal and conductively coupled to a second electrode via a pressure relief portion. The battery module further includes... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090042095 - Active material for battery, manufacturing method of the same, non-aqueous electrolytic battery and battery pack: An active material for a battery includes a mixed phase includes a lithium titanium composite oxide phase and a nonstoichiometric titanium oxide phase. This active material is excellent in lithium absorption/desorption performance, exhibiting high electric potentials in lithium absorption/desorption and high conductivity.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090042096 - Conformable battery: A conformable battery wherein the outer casing has an upper face plate, a lower face plate, and at least one perimetric wall, and an interior of the battery comprising a grid of walls extending from the upper face plate to the lower face plate and connecting to the at least... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090042097 - Negative electrode current collector for lithium ion secondary battery, negative electrode for lithium ion secondary battery, and lithium ion secondary battery: A lithium ion secondary battery includes a negative electrode that is shaped like waves in a section in the thickness direction. In the negative electrode, the ratio t1/t0 of the largest thickness t1 to the smallest thickness t0 is from 1.2 to 3.0. The negative electrode includes a thin-film negative... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090042098 - Storage battery: There is provided storage battery that is capable of enabling an easy and speedy fabrication work as well as preventing a terminal thereof from fading or decaying for a long time. A storage battery includes: a lid made of a synthetic resin for closing a container and having cutout portions... Agent: Berliner & Associates

20090042099 - Electrode stack and bipolar secondary battery: An electrode stack includes a cathode active material layer and an anode active material layer stacked together, and an electrolyte layer arranged between the cathode active material layer and the anode active material layer. A through hole extending in the stacking direction of the cathode active material layer and anode... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090042100 - Non-aqueous electrolyte battery and negative electrode used therein: In a negative electrode for a non-aqueous electrolyte battery, in which a negative electrode active material layer (2) containing a negative electrode active material and a water-based binder for the negative electrode active material layer is formed on the surface of a negative electrode current collector (1), a porous layer... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090042101 - High-power battery: A method of forming battery electrodes with high specific surface and thin layers of active material is disclosed. The method enables low series resistance and high battery power.... Agent: Gerhard E. Welsch

20090042102 - Nanowire battery methods and arrangements: A variety of methods and apparatus are implemented in connection with a battery. According to one such arrangement, an apparatus is provided for use in a battery in which ions are moved. The apparatus comprises a substrate and a plurality of growth-rooted nanowires. The growth-rooted nanowires extend from the substrate... Agent: Crawford Maunu PLLC

20090042103 - Additive mixture for electrolyte of lithium ion secondary battery and electrolyte of lithium ion secondary battery comprising the same: An additive mixture of the electrolyte of lithium ion secondary batteries and the electrolyte of lithium ion secondary batteries including the said additive mixture, characterizing in that the additive mixture includes 0.5-95.4 wt % biphenyl based compound, 0.1-93.8 wt % cyclohexylbenzene based compound, 0.4-93.2 wt % vinylene carbonate, 0.5-96.5 wt... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20090042104 - Multi-component composite film method for preparing the same: The present invention provides a multi-component composite film comprising a) polymer support layer; and b) porous gellable polymer layer which is formed on one side or both sides of the support layer of a), wherein the support film of a) and the gellable polymer layer of b) are unified without... Agent: Ladas & Parry

  
02/05/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090035607 - Interconnection system for an energy storage assembly: The invention concerns an interconnection system (100) of an energy storage assembly (200), with an electronic support for controlling (300) the health status of the energy storage assembly (200), the interconnection system (101) being characterized in that it comprises an interconnection support (101) including a conductive circuit (800) formed on... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman

20090035608 - Intersecting battery cavities: A system comprising a first battery cavity and a second battery cavity adjacent to the first battery cavity. Both of the first and second battery cavities are oriented in a common direction. The system also comprises a third battery cavity which comprises at least part of the first battery cavity... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090035609 - Intelligent universal rechargeable batteries for battery charging system for mobile and accessory devices: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed at a method and system for recharging batteries for wireless electronic devices. According to one embodiment, a rechargeable battery is adapted to couple with a wireless electronic device at a wide range of power parameters. The rechargeable battery includes a battery core... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090035612 - Fuel cell system: In a fuel cell system of the invention, a hydrogen leakage detection process closes a shutoff valve, which shuts off a supply of hydrogen from a hydrogen supply unit into a hydrogen supply flow path, and opens a pressure regulator, which reduces a pressure of hydrogen in the hydrogen supply... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090035613 - Fuel cell system: The present invention provides a fuel cell system having means for controlling the flow of coolant within a fuel cell system. A desirable rate of flow of coolant is created, during power generation, by determining the difference in temperature between coolant flowing into individual cell sets of the fuel cell... Agent: Young & Basile, P.C.

20090035614 - Fuel cell system and method for operating the same: A fuel cell system including: a fuel cell including a fuel gas channel and an oxidant gas channel, which is configured to generate electricity using a fuel gas and an oxidant gas; a diluting unit configured to dilute gas discharged from the fuel gas channel by mixing the discharged gas... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090035616 - Full cells evaporative cooling and combined evaporative and sensible cooling: Water passageways (67; 78, 85; 78a, 85a) that provide water through reactant gas flow field plates (74, 81) to cool the fuel cells (38) may be grooves (76, 77; 83, 84) or may comprise a plane of porous hydrophilic material (78a, 85a), may be vented to atmosphere (99) by a... Agent: M. P. Williams

20090035615 - Gas diffusion electrode for electrolyte-percolating cells: The invention relates to a gas-diffusion electrode for chlor-alkali electrolysis cells integrated in a percolator of plastic porous material suitable for being vertically crossed by a downward flow of electrolyte. The electrode comprises a catalytic composition based on silver and/or nickel mixed to a polymeric binder, directly supported on the... Agent: Eschweiler & Associates, LLC National City Bank Building

20090035611 - Method of starting fuel cell system: Provided is a method of starting a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) stack by rapidly increasing the temperature of the PEMFC stack. The PEMFC stack includes: a first flow line that is connected to upper parts of cooling plates installed in a plurality of unit cells of the PEMFC... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090035610 - Preheating arrangement in a fuel cell apparatus: The present invention relates to a preheating arrangement in a fuel cell apparatus, the fuel cell apparatus comprising at least a fuel cell unit, the fuel cells of which include an anode side and a cathode side and an electrolyte therebetween and in which fuel cell apparatus there is at... Agent: Smith-hill And Bedell, P.C.

20090035617 - Fuel cell system and method for controlling the same: A control device 7 obtains a reformed carbon quantity C supplied to a reform reaction flow channel 21 from a supplied fuel quantity Qf and also obtains a reformed water quantity S supplied to the reform reaction flow channel 21 from a generated power quantity W. Further, it obtains a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090035619 - Methods and systems of producing molecular hydrogen using a plasma system in combination with an electrical swing adsorption separation system: Systems and methods for production of molecular hydrogen are described herein. Systems may include a plasma reformer and an electrical swing adsorption system. The plasma reformer may produce a gas stream from the liquid feed. The gas stream may include molecular hydrogen and carbon oxides. The electrical swing adsorption system... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20090035621 - Process for generating electricity and hydrogen that comprises a hybrid reformer: The invention relates to a process for co-generating electricity and hydrogen that comprises a stage a for steam reforming in the presence of water and oxygen of a hydrocarbon feedstock in which the O2/C molar ratio is to be between 0.003 and 0.2, and the H2O/C molar ratio is to... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.

20090035620 - Solid oxide fuel cell systems with improved gas channeling and heat exchange: The present teachings relate to solid oxide fuel cell systems featuring a novel design that provides improved thermal management of the system. The solid oxide fuel cell systems disclosed include gas channeling features that regulate the temperature of local areas of the system and protect thermal-sensitive current collection elements.... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090035618 - System and method for recirculating unused fuel in fuel cell application: A system and method for delivering an input fluid stream through a fuel cell stack and discharge an unused fluid stream is provided. An inlet of the fuel cell stack is adapted to receive the fluid stream. An ejector is configured to combine the supply fluid stream and the unused... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl

20090035622 - Systems and methods for reducing organic sulfur components in hydrocarbon fuels: The present invention includes systems and methods of treating a hydrocarbon fuel to reduce organic sulfur components so as to be amenable to small-scale and/or field-based applications. Embodiments of the invention involve the performance of a vapor-phase hydrodesulfurization operation using steam reformate. The steam reformate is a hydrogen source for... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute Attn:IPServices, K1-53

20090035624 - Fuel gas generation supply equipment: A device for generating a gas by causing a reactive fluid to come into gas producing contact with a reactive particulate material The device includes a first storage body for containing a reactive fluid and a second storage body for containing a reactive particulate material. A conduit is provided for... Agent: Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090035623 - Functional product, treatment device of functional substance, applied device of functional product and mounting method of functional product: lectrode assembly) cassettes; and a sealing means covering said single body of MEA (Membrane Electrode Assembly) plate or said MEA (Membrane Electrode Assembly) cassette with a coating material, or, bonding the periphery of said stacked MEA (Membrane Electrode Assembly) cassettes, sealing and separating an inside of a positive electrode or... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090035625 - Hydrogen fuel cell with integrated reformer: A unit for generating an electrical current includes an electrolysis cell and a hydrogen fuel cell having a common mid-electrode. This mid-electrode is hydrophobic and separates a PEM electrolyte in the fuel cell from an electrolyte mixture of water and a carbon compound in the electrolysis cell. Electrolysis of the... Agent: Nydegger & Associates

20090035627 - Method for gas storage, transport, and energy generation: The invention provides semi-clathrate hydrate compositions formed from water, a semi-clathrate hydrate forming compound and a gas. The semi-clathrate hydrate forming compounds can be ammonium salts, sulphonium salts, phosphonium salts or amines. The semi-clathrate hydrate compositions can be used to store gases including hydrogen, methane and carbon dioxide. Methods of... Agent: Intellectual Property / Technology Law

20090035626 - Portable hydrogen gas generator: A portable hydrogen gas generator primarily comprises a body containing a hollow reaction chamber. The reaction chamber has a material inlet and a gas outlet, wherein the material inlet allows a reaction solution and a metal material to be filled into the reaction chamber so as to perform chemical reaction... Agent: Charles E. Baxley, Esquire

20090035628 - Fuel cell and fuel cell apparatus: In a case of consuming a power generation reaction inducing gas, which causes lowering in performance and degradation of a fuel cell during suspension of operation thereof, and in a case of performing warm up at a time of activation at low temperatures, in order to automatically perform short circuiting... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090035629 - Multi-channel pump, fuel cell and control methods therefor: A multi-channel pump includes a pump chamber, an inflow passage connected to the pump chamber, two or more outflow passages connected to the pump chamber, outflow side active valves provided so as to correspond to the outflow passages, and a movable body reciprocated to change a volumetric capacity of the... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090035631 - Electrochemical cell support structure: An electrochemical cell can comprise: a first electrode and a second electrode with a membrane disposed therebetween and in ionic communication with the first electrode and the second electrode and a sintered porous support member disposed on a side of the membrane opposite the second electrode, wherein the support member... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP - Proton

20090035630 - Fuel cell system and shutdown method of the same: At shutdown of a fuel cell system, a system-shutdown controller is configured to cause a current extraction device to extract current from a fuel cell in a state where a supply of a fuel gas through a fuel supply system is continued and a supply of an oxidant gas through... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090035637 - Anode supported solid oxide fuel cell: The present invention relates to a solid oxide fuel cell in which an anode is formed with a current collecting hole and a reinforcement hole, and a current collecting member and a reinforcement member are respectively in the current collecting hole and reinforcement hole, thereby increasing a current collecting efficiency... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20090035640 - Catalyst-loaded support used for forming electrode for fuel cell, and method of producing the same: Pt-loaded carbon particles loaded with a catalyst (platinum: Pt) according to a suitable catalyst loading method, such as a colloid method, are subjected to an aldehyde treatment or an acid treatment, or the like, so that hydroxyl groups are introduced into surfaces of the Pt-loaded carbon particles. Then, (1,1-diphenyl-4-pentenyl) benzene... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090035633 - Chemically sintered composite electrodes and manufacturing processes: An iterative process of depositing on a solid electrolyte a coating of unconnected particles composed of an ionically conductive material. A liquid solution is also applied. The liquid solution includes an inorganic component. The deposited liquid is heated to a temperature sufficient to evaporate or otherwise remove some or all... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20090035635 - Combination structure between single cell and interconnect of solid oxide fuel cell: The present invention relates to a combination structure of a solid oxide fuel cell between an electrode and an interconnect in which the electrode and interconnect are sinter-joined to each other by using slurry in a status that a conventional current collector is excluded, thereby improving a strength and a... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20090035634 - Electrolyte membrane-electrode assembly and method for production thereof: The present invention is to provide an electrolyte membrane-electrode assembly which enables to effectively suppress corrosion of a cathode catalyst on start/stop, and decomposition of an electrolyte on OCV retention. The present invention is to provide an electrolyte membrane-electrode assembly which comprises a polymer electrolyte membrane, a cathode catalytic layer... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090035638 - Fuel cell module: A fuel cell module includes an integral anode plate, a cathode plate, an array membrane electrode assembly (array MEA) and a pre-molded adhesive plate. The integral anode plate includes a flow board. A recess is disposed on a side of the flow board for accommodating a bendable lug of a... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090035639 - Fuel cell module: A fuel cell module includes a cell unit including an electrolyte membrane, a cathode disposed on one face of the electrolyte membrane, and an anode disposed on the other face of the electrolyte membrane, and a water reservoir which stores water produced at the cathode. The water reservoir includes an... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090035636 - Solid oxide fuel cell: The present invention relates to a solid oxide fuel cell in which an anode is formed with a hollow portion, and the hollow portion may be used as a gas diffusion path, thereby improving gas diffusion performance, and the hollow portion may be also used as a reinforcement hole for... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20090035632 - Solid oxide fuel cell electrode systems and methods: A solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) interconnect comprises a metal sheet with an air side and a fuel side in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention. The metal sheet comprises a metallic composite having a matrix. The matrix comprises a first metal. The metal sheet also comprises a... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid, LLP

20090035641 - Fuel cell device: A fuel cell device for being inserted into an expansion slot of an electronic device is provided. The fuel cell device includes a case, a first fuel cell module, second fuel cell modules, a connecting interface, and a power management module. The case is divided into a first part and... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090035642 - Electrochemical cell and production method thereof: The method of producing the electrochemical cell according to the present invention is characterized by the following steps. Specifically, in a step A, a counter electrode film 1 and a mold film 2 are crimped. In a step B, a sol-gel precursor 8 is inserted into a pore in the... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20090035643 - Fuel cell separator and method of producing the fuel cell separator: The present invention relates to a fuel cell separator and a method of producing the fuel cell separator. A first separator and a second separator are provided as the fuel cell separators. Firstly, the first separator and the second separator are heated. Thus, an Fe rich layer is formed in... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090035644 - Microfluidic fuel cell electrode system: A fuel cell includes an anode including an anode catalyst, a cathode including a gas diffusion electrode and a cathode catalyst on the gas diffusion electrode, a channel that is contiguous with the anode, and a liquid including a fuel in the channel. The anode is in convective contact with... Agent: Evan Law Group LLC

20090035646 - Swelling inhibition in batteries: The present invention relates generally to electrochemical cells, and more specifically, to additives for electrochemical cells which may enhance the performance of the cell. In some cases, the additive may advantageously interact with at least one component or species of the cell to increase the efficiency and/or lifetime of the... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090035647 - Storage equipment and vehicle: A power storage apparatus is provided which has a simple structure, allows ready installation on a vehicle, and enables prevention of an outflow of a coolant when gas is discharged. The apparatus includes an assembled battery, a coolant which cools the assembled battery, a housing container (a battery housing case... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090035645 - Fuel cell assembly, separator-diffusion layer assembly for fuel cell assembly and manufacturing method therefor: In a fuel cell assembly (100, 200), a diffusion layer (113, 114, 201) comprises an electroconductive film (133, 133a, 133b) formed integrally with a separator (115, 116, 115a) so as to form a unitary separator-diffusion layer assembly (130, 131, 130a, 203). The electroconductive film of the diffusion layer can be... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm

20090035648 - Stacked type battery: A stacked cell is provided with a plurality of stacked unit cells, which have a positive electrode collector foil and a negative electrode collector foil; and a sheet member, which is arranged between the adjacent unit cells and sandwiched between the positive electrode collector foil and the negative electrode collector... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090035649 - Portable power source and portable power source system: A portable power source system including a battery pack housing at least one secondary battery, wherein first and second internal terminals for connecting to a pair of external terminals are provided inside the battery pack, and two or more operations in different operating directions are required to connect the external... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090035650 - Alkaline dry battery and battery pack: In an alkaline dry battery, an opening portion of a positive electrode case is sealed by a terminal plate serving as a negative electrode terminal via an insulating sealing body, and a sealant layer is provided between the positive electrode case and the sealing body. The sealant layer is made... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090035651 - Anode and battery: A battery capable of improving cycle characteristics is provided. An anode includes: an anode active material layer including an anode active material on an anode current collector, the anode active material including silicon (Si) and having a plurality of pores, in which after electrode reaction, the volumetric capacity of a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090035652 - Non-prismatic electrochemical cell: An electrochemical cell with a non-prismatic casing and solid cathode is the present invention. The casing has a front side wall, a back side wall, a right side wall, a left side wall, a top wall, and bottom wall. The non-prismatic function is obtained by having the right and left... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.

20090035654 - Laminate-cased battery formed with tab resin adhered to portions of tabs extended from laminate casing: Each of the tab resins has (i) a crossing area in which the tab resin crosses the heat-sealed edge and (ii) an extension area in which the tab resin extends outward from the casing, in a direction in which the positive and negative tabs extend. Each crossing area includes a... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090035653 - Multiple-pair-terminal battery receptacle: A multiple-pair-terminal battery receptacle includes a casing, first and second anode terminals, first and second conductive members, and first and second cathode terminals. The first anode terminal is mounted on the casing. The first conductive member is disposed in the casing and is coupled to the first anode terminal. The... Agent: Butzel LongIPDocketing Dept

20090035655 - Crosslinkable composition for a battery electrolyte: m

20090035656 - Organic electrolytic solution comprising glycidyl ether compund and lithium battery employing the same: where, n, R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6 and A are described in the detailed description. In conventional organic electrolytic solutions, irreversible capacity is increased due to decomposition of a polar solvent. A lithium battery employing the organic electrolytic solution has excellent charge/discharge characteristics by inhibiting cracks of a negative... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090035658 - Assembled battery and battery pack: According to an aspect of the invention, there is provided an assembled battery including: a conductive filler; a first cell comprising a flat first electrode tab made of aluminum or an aluminum alloy; a second cell comprising a flat second electrode tab formed of aluminum or an aluminum alloy. The... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090035657 - Electrode for hybrid energy storage device and method of making same: An electrode for a hybrid energy storage device includes a current collector; an active material adhered to and in electrical contact with at least one surface of the current collector; and a tab element, wherein the thickness of the tab element is greater than the thickness of the current collector.... Agent: Cahn & Samuels LLP

20090035659 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A lithium-containing composite oxide represented by the formula 1: LixNi1-y-z-v-wCoyAlzM1vM2wO2 is used as a positive electrode active material for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery. The element M1 is at least one selected from the group consisting of Mn, Ti, Y, Nb, Mo, and W. The element M2 includes at least... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090035660 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery of the invention uses as positive electrode active material a lithium transition metal compound expressed by Li1+aNixCoyMzO2 (where M is at least one element selected from among Mn, Al, Ti, Zr, Nb, B, Mg, Mo, and 0≦a≦0.3, 0.1≦x≦1, 0≦y≦0.5, 0≦z≦0.9, a+x+y+z=1) into/from which lithium ions... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090035662 - Negative-limited lithium-ion battery: A rechargeable lithium-ion battery includes a positive electrode that includes a first current collector and a first active material. The battery also includes an electrolyte and a negative electrode that includes a second current collector and a second active material, where the second active material includes a lithium titanate material.... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090035661 - Synthesis of cathode active materials: The present invention relates to a method for preparing a lithium vanadium phosphate material comprising forming a aqueous slurry (in which some of the components are at least partially dissolved) comprising a polymeric material, an acidic phosphate anion source, a lithium compound, V2O5 and a source of carbon; wet blending... Agent: Valence Technology, Inc.

20090035663 - Stabilized lithium metal powder for li-ion application, composition and process: The present invention provides a lithium metal powder protected by a wax. The resulting lithium metal powder has improved stability and improved storage life.... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20090035664 - Batteries and electrodes for use thereof: The present invention generally relates to batteries or other electrochemical devices, and systems and materials for use in these, including novel electrode materials and designs. In some embodiments, the present invention relates to small-scale batteries or microbatteries. For example, in one aspect of the invention, a battery may have a... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

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