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Chemistry: electrical current producing apparatus, product, and process March listing by industry category 03/09

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03/26/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20090081485 - Battery pack: Disclosed is a battery pack that enables its outer case to be formed in small thickness regardless of formability and material property, and has enhanced twisting resistance. The battery pack includes a bare cell for generating electricity, a circuit member provided at an upper part of the bare cell and... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090081487 - Acid-doped polyelectrolyte modified carbon nanotubes and their use in high temperature pem fuel cell electrodes: New multifunctional aromatic copolymers bearing pyridine or pyrimidine units either in the main chain or side chain and single wall carbon nanotubes or multi wall carbon nanotubes as side chain pendants have been prepared. These multifunctional materials will combine both high proton and electrical conductivity due to the existence of... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (baltimore) Attn: Patent Docket Clerk

20090081486 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell according to the invention includes: a fuel supply section including a diffusion section configured to diffuse fuel supplied from a fuel supply port in an in-plane direction and an aperture plate having a plurality of apertures configured to emit the fuel from the diffusion section; an oxygen... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090081488 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell includes: a membrane electrode assembly containing an anode and a cathode which are disposed opposite to one another via an electrolytic membrane; an anode channel plate adjacent to the anode and supplying a prescribed fuel to the anode; and a cathode channel plate adjacent to the cathode,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090081490 - Closed-loop method for fuel cell system start-up with low voltage source: A fuel cell system is provided that includes a fuel cell stack and an air compressor in communication with a cathode inlet, a hydrogen source in communication with an anode inlet, and a start-up battery adapted to power the air compressor. The start-up battery is at least one of a... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20090081492 - Fuel cell system, moving object equipped with fuel cell system, and abnormality judgement method for fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell, a hydrogen gas pipework system for supplying hydrogen gas to the fuel cell, an injector which adjusts the gas state of the hydrogen gas pipework system in its upstream side and supplies it to its downstream side, and a control device which... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon

20090081493 - Fuel cell systems including space-saving fluid plenum and related methods: Fuel cell systems and methods having reduced volumetric requirements are described. The systems include, among other things, an enclosed region formed by the bonding of a fuel cell layer with a fluid manifold. The enclosed region transforms into a fluid plenum when, for example, a fluid exiting a manifold outlet... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090081495 - Gas control and operation method of a fuel cell system for water and gas distribution: A gas control and operation method of a fuel cell system for improved water and gas distribution is disclosed. The present invention provides for a mechanization of a fuel cell system that allows control of the anode reactant and anode effluent through the anode portions of the fuel cell system... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090081491 - Method for fast and reliable fuel cell system start-ups: A method for providing a fast and reliable start-up of a fuel cell system. The method uses a stack voltage response to a load to assess if hydrogen and oxygen are being sufficiently distributed to all of the fuel cells by coupling an auxiliary load to the fuel cell stack... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20090081494 - Methods for manufacturing electrochemical cell parts comprising material deposition processes: The present invention relates to the resultant products, the method and apparatus to produce electrochemical cell parts using a material deposition process or processes and specially developed inks appropriate to the specific application requirements at each location on the bipolar plate and can include the gas diffusion layer and the... Agent: Kevin W. Guynn Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090081489 - On-line system identification and control of fuel cell humidification via hfr measurements: A fuel cell system is provided, including an HFR measurement device in electrical communication with a fuel cell stack. The HFR measurement is used online to measure an HFR of the fuel cell stack suitable for calculation of a d(HFR)/d(RH) ratio. A humidity regulator is provided in fluid communication with... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20090081496 - Fuel cell system and start-up method: A fuel cell system including a fuel cell stack having a plurality of fuel cells is provided. An anode supply manifold and an anode exhaust manifold are in fluid communication with the anodes of the plurality of fuel cells. A first valve is in fluid communication with the anode supply... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20090081497 - On-demand high energy density hydrogen gas generation device: 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

20090081498 - Catalyst reactor and fuel cell system comprising the same: Disclosed is a catalyst reactor capable of effectively applying to a fuel cell system using a metal hydride solution as a fuel. The catalyst reactor includes a catalyst matrix including a micro-channel through which a hydrogen storage solution flows. The catalyst matrix has an open surface. The catalyst reactor also... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090081499 - Electrolyte solution for hydrogen generating apparatus and hydrogen generating apparatus comprising the same: The invention provides an electrolyte solution for hydrogen generating apparatus including water; at least one ionizing compound; and at least one cation exchange resin, as well as a hydrogen generating apparatus that includes the electrolyte solution. The electrolyte solution for hydrogen generating apparatus according to the invention can increase the... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20090081500 - Fuel cell utilizing ammonia, ethanol or combinations thereof: An fuel cell utilizing ammonia, ethanol, or combinations thereof, comprising: a housing; an anode disposed within the housing, the anode comprising at least one layered electrocatalyst, wherein the at least one layered electrocatalyst comprises at least one active metal layer and at least one second metal layer deposited on a... Agent: Calfee Halter & Griswold, LLP

20090081501 - On-demand hydrogen gas generation device: 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

20090081503 - Fuel cell system and driving method thereof: A fuel cell system capable of exactly controlling a concentration of a fuel supplied for generation of electricity regardless of deterioration of a concentration sensor with time, and a driving method thereof include: a fuel cell stack to generate electric power through an electrochemical reaction of hydrogen and oxygen; a... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090081502 - Open-loop system and method for fuel cell stack start-up with low-voltage source: A fuel cell system is provided that includes a fuel cell stack and an air compressor in communication with a cathode inlet, a hydrogen source in communication with an anode inlet, and a start-up battery adapted to power the air compressor. The start-up battery is at least one of a... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20090081504 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell includes: a membrane electrode assembly containing an anode and a cathode which are disposed opposite to one another via an electrolytic membrane; a fuel tank for reserving a fuel to be supplied to the anode of the membrane electrode assembly; a fuel supplying path for connecting the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090081506 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell that can prevent an electricity generating units from being supplied with air from the outside after operation of the fuel cell is complete by shutting off air inlets formed on a case assembly. The fuel cell maintains the performance of the electricity generating units and is easily... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090081508 - Fuel cell: Disclosed is a fuel cell system to raise energy saving efficiencies. A heat exchanger with dual fluid is used in place of a cooling fan to capture waste heat from a normal fuel cell stack. The present invention combines a sterling engine with a fuel cell stack. Fluid controls are... Agent: Michael Ries

20090081509 - Fuel cell: A first seal member is provided integrally on a surface of a first metal separator. The first seal member includes a base portion provided integrally on the first metal separator, a columnar portion protruding from the base portion, and a curved edge portion provided on the columnar portion. The curved... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090081507 - Fuel cell system: Disclosed is a methanol fuel cell system that utilizes solid methanol as a fuel. The fuel cell system according to the present invention includes a fuel cell stack for generating electricity through a chemical reaction of oxygen and hydrogen produced from solid methanol, a fuel supply tank containing solid methanol,... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090081505 - Fuel cell system warm-up strategy with reduced efficiency losses: A method for quickly and efficiently heating a fuel cell stack at system start-up. The method uses and prioritizes various stack heat sources based on their efficiency to heat the stack. A thermal set-point for heating the stack to the desired temperature is determined based on the ambient temperature and,... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20090081510 - Supported catalyst, method for manufacturing supported catalyst, fuel cell, and method for manufacturing fuel cell: A supported catalyst includes: a catalyst; and a carbon body. The catalyst is supported on the carbon body, and the carbon body is linear.... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090081511 - Electrode catalyst for fuel cell: An object of the present invention is to provide an electrode catalyst which is excellent in catalyst performance compared with a conventional electrode catalyst. It is also an object of the present invention to provide an electrode composition for fuel cell and a polymer electrolyte fuel cell using the electrode... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090081513 - Gas diffusion layer, fuel cell, method for manufacturing gas diffusion layer, and method for manufacturing fuel cell: A gas diffusion layer to be provided on an air electrode of a fuel cell, the gas diffusion layer includes: a portion to be at a relatively high temperature; and a portion to be at a relatively low temperature. Gas permeability of the portion to be at a relatively high... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090081512 - Micromachined electrolyte sheet, fuel cell devices utilizing such, and micromachining method for making fuel cell devices: A sintered electrolyte sheet comprising: a body of no more than 45 μm thick and laser machined features with at least one edge surface having at least 10% ablation. A method of micromachining the electrolyte sheet includes the steps of: (i) supporting a sintered electrolyte sheet; (ii) micromachining said sheet... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20090081514 - Reactor and solid oxide fuel cell: In a solid oxide fuel cell, air supplied from the outside through an air supply port Pain firstly flows through an air supply channel Hain in the downward direction to flow in air channels Sa. The air flowing into the air channels Sa flows through the air channels Sa in... Agent: Burr & Brown

20090081515 - Supported catalyst, method for manufacturing supported catalyst, fuel cell, and method for manufacturing fuel cell: A supported catalyst includes: a particulate first carbon material; and a particulate second carbon material supporting a catalyst, having a smaller center particle diameter than the first carbon material, and adsorbed on a surface of the first carbon material.... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090081516 - Fuel cell body, fuel cell unit, fuel cell stack, and fuel cell device including each of them: A fuel cell unit (1) according to the present invention comprises a fuel cell (6) having an inner electrode layer (16), an outer electrode layer (20) and a through passage (15); and inner and outer electrode terminals (24, 26) fixed at the opposite ends (6a, 6b) of the fuel cell... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20090081518 - Solid electrolyte membrane, method and apparatus of producing the same, membrane electrode assembly, and fuel cell: A dope (24) containing a solid electrolyte and an organic solvent is cast onto a web (111) so as to form a casting membrane (24a) thereon. A first blower unit (91) applies dry air to the casting membrane (24a). After a lapse of 60 seconds from the casting, a skin... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090081517 - Solid oxide fuel cell generator including a glass sealant: A solid oxide fuel cell generator is provided for electrochemically reacting a fuel gas with a flowing oxidant gas at an elevated temperature to produce power. The generator includes a generator section receiving a fuel gas and a plurality of elongated fuel cells extending through the generator section and having... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090081519 - Battery having fluid manager and sliding valve with friction reduction members: A fluid consuming battery (10) is provided with a fluid regulating system (50) for regulating fluid entry into the battery. The battery (10) includes a fluid consuming cell (20) having a cell housing with fluid entry ports for the passage of a fluid into the cell housing. A first fluid... Agent: Michael C. Pophal Eveready Battery Company Inc

20090081523 - Fuel cell cover: Fuel cell covers, electronic systems and methods for optimizing the performance of a fuel cell system are disclosed. In the various embodiments, a fuel cell cover includes an interface structure proximate to one or more fuel cells. The interface structure is configured to affect one or more environmental conditions proximate... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090081521 - Fuel cell device and electronic equipment using fuel cell device: Disclosed is a fuel cell device comprising a plurality of generator cells to generate electric power by an electrochemical reaction of an oxidizing agent and a reducing agent, wherein the plurality of generator cells include: a plurality of gas flow paths to send a reactant gas for the electrochemical reaction... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090081525 - Fuel sources, fuel cells and methods of operating fuel cells: Fuel sources, fuel cells and methods of operating fuel cells are disclosed. In one aspect, the invention features a fuel source for a fuel cell, including a housing made substantially from a fuel-permeable material, and a fuel in the housing... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090081522 - Metal composite for fuel cell and fuel cell bipolar plate using same, and fabrication method for same: A metal composite for fuel cells according to the present invention, which includes: a core of a metal; cladded layers of a corrosion resistant metal covering both surfaces of the core; and a through-hole formed through the core and cladded layers. The through-hole has, on a hole wall of the... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090081520 - Metal separator for fuel cells and fabricating method thereof: A metal separator for fuel cells formed with a metal plate and provided between cells accumulated, in which the metal plate is formed like trapezoidal irregularities to separate channels for a fuel gas from ones for an oxidant gas. Slope portions are formed after forming uniformly and thinly wall thickness... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.

20090081524 - Separator and fuel cell using thereof: A fuel cell is provided therein with a metal separator for aiming at preventing corrosion and at reducing a contact resistance. The separator is compose of conductive passage board formed therein with passages, and a metal planar panel, the passage boards and the metal planar panel being superposed with one... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090081526 - Electrode for fuel cell and fuel cell system including same: An electrode for a fuel cell and a fuel cell system including the electrode. The electrode includes an electrode substrate including carbon fiber and a hydrophobic polymer fiber, and a catalyst layer on the electrode substrate. As such, the electrode uniformly includes the hydrophobic polymer fiber thereon, and therefore can... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090081527 - Fuel cell system: A membrane electrode assembly (MEA) may include an electrochemically separating sublayer disposed between the proton exchange membrane and an anode substrate. The MEA may also include a poison-scrubbing catalyst disposed between the electrochemically separating sublayer and the anode substrate. An anode electrocatalyst disposed between the proton exchange membrane and the... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090081528 - Supported catalyst for fuel cell, and electrode and fuel cell using the same: The present invention provides a supported catalyst excellent both in catalytic performance and in stability against concentrated methanol. The supported catalyst is used for an electrode of a fuel cell, and comprises catalytic metal particles supported on supports. The supports have hydrophilicity. On at least one part of the surface... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090081529 - Positive electrodes for lithium batteries: This invention provides lithium-rich compounds as precursors for positive electrodes for lithium cells and batteries. The precursors comprise a Li2O-containing compound as one component, and a second charged or partially-charged component, selected preferably from a metal oxide, a lithium-metal-oxide, a metal phosphate or metal sulfate compound. Li2O is extracted from... Agent: Olson & Cepuritis, Ltd.

20090081530 - Secondary battery: In a secondary battery (1) comprising a battery case (2) for accommodating an electrode plate group (3) and an electrolyte, with one open end of the battery case (2) being sealed with an assembled sealing plate (11) that accommodates a safety mechanism (17) for exhausting pressure in the event of... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090081531 - Piping structure for vehicle battery: A piping structure for a vehicle battery has the battery attached to a hybrid vehicle to be relatively immovable with respect to the vehicle, and also has a gas discharge hose connected to the battery for guiding hydrogen gas discharged from the battery outside of the vehicle. The gas discharge... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090081532 - Electrochemical cell with improved internal contact: Electrochemical battery cells with strip-like electrodes and having a pressure contact between a lead from one of the electrodes and a side wall of the cell container. An electrochemical cell having a spiral wound electrode assembly having an internal lead in direct pressure contact with a lithium foil negative electrode... Agent: Michael C. Pophal Eveready Battery Company Inc

20090081533 - Method and apparatus for manufacturing battery electrode plate and battery using the same: A battery electrode plate (19) is produced via an active material impregnation step for impregnating an entire porous core substrate shaped like a thin plate (1) with an active material (3), a pressing step for performing press working on the core substrate to form a plurality of rail shaped protrusions... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20090081534 - Secondary battery, battery pack and car: A secondary battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode containing a metal compound having a lithium ion absorption potential of 0.2V (vs.Li/Li+) or more, a separator and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The separator is provided between the positive electrode and the negative electrode. The separator comprises cellulose fibers and pores... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090081536 - Battery can, battery using the same, and method for manufacturing the same: A battery can is manufactured by drawing and ironing a nickel plated steel plate. The nickel plated steel plate includes a steel plate and a nickel plating layer made of nickel grains layered. Nickel grains present in a surface portion of the nickel plating layer are greater than nickel grains... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090081535 - X-ray sensitive battery separator and a method for detecting the position of a separator in a battery: The instant application relates to an X-ray sensitive battery separator for a secondary lithium battery and a method for detecting the position of a separator in a secondary lithium battery. The X-ray sensitive battery separator includes a microporous membrane having an X-ray detectable element. The X-ray detectable element constitutes less... Agent: Hammer & Associates, P.C.

20090081537 - Battery pack case, battery pack including the same, and methods of manufacturing the battery pack case and the battery pack: A battery pack case which is formed by injection molding, the battery pack case including: a surface having a hole for removing a flow mark on the surface of the battery pack case corresponding to a gate region of a metal mold, wherein the flow mark is removed by the... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090081539 - Battery pack: A battery pack increases coupled strength of a protection circuit module and an outer case, and realize a compact battery pack by physically coupling the protection circuit module coupled to a bare cell and the integral outer case by an adherent member. The battery pack includes a bare cell; a... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090081540 - Current collector of lead-acid storage battery, and lead-acid storage battery: An object of the present invention is to take fundamental measures against the phenomenon that the positive current collector of a lead-acid battery elongates due to corrosion, in consideration of a mechanism, and to inhibit corrosion elongation. A current collector is prepared by the steps of: mixing a lead oxide... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090081538 - Rechargeable battery pack: A rechargeable battery pack including a cap cover through which a protection element may be easily mounted and a coupling terminal which is integrally manufactured when forming the cap cover includes: a bare cell having an electrode terminal; a cap cover coupled to a leading side of the electrode terminal... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090081541 - Bipolar battery having carbon foam current collectors: A bipolar battery includes a housing and a plurality of bipolar electrode plates aligned with respect to one another within the housing to form a cell between each pair of adjacent bipolar electrode plates. Each of the plurality of bipolar electrode plates includes an electrode substrate having a first face... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090081542 - Film-covered electric device and method of manufacturing same: Battery element 2 is sandwiched between and surrounded by casing films 4, 5 each having a thermo-fusing resin layer, and is sealed by thermally fused region 6 formed by thermally fusing around the overall periphery. Cross-link structure portion 13 is formed in part of thermally fused region 6 by cross-linking... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090081543 - Microporous polyolefin membrane and manufacturing method: A microporous polyolefin membrane having a structure in which its pore size distribution curve obtained by mercury intrusion porosimetry has at least two peaks, which is produced by extruding a melt-blend of a polyolefin composition comprising (a) high density polyethylene resin having a weight average molecular weight of from about... Agent: Exxonmobil Chemical Company

20090081544 - Thin battery with longer life time: The thin battery has an anode material and a cathode material applied as pastes on one or more separator paper layers there between. The battery also has an aqueous electrolyte solution, binders and additives. The cathode paste furthermore has conductive material at least partly of carbon nanotubes. The thin battery... Agent: Fasth Law Offices (rolf Fasth)

20090081545 - High capacity and high rate lithium cells with cfx-mno2 hybrid cathode: A nonaqueous cell employing an anode such as lithium or lithium alloy, a liquid lithium salt nonaqueous electrolyte, a thermal shutdown separator and a cathode comprising a homogeneous hybrid mixture of carbon fluoride and manganese dioxide, said carbon fluoride or poly-carbon fluoride being represented by the formula (CFx) wherein 0.5≦x≦1.2... Agent: Basch & Nickerson LLP

20090081546 - Positive electrode active material for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, process for preparing the same, and positive electrode for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a non-aqueous electrolyte. The positive electrode employs a positive electrode active material wherein oxide containing Al and/or hydroxide containing Al having a protruding-shape is uniformly distributed and adhered to the surface of a positive electrode active material... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090081547 - Lithium ion secondary battery: In a lithium ion secondary battery including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a non-aqueous electrolyte, the positive electrode includes active material particles, the active material particles include secondary particles of the lithium composite oxide, and some of the secondary particles have a crack. At least a surface layer... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090081549 - Electrochemical composition and associated technology: A composition for use in an electrochemical redox reaction is described. The composition may comprise a material represented by a general formula MyXO4 or AxMyXO4, where each of A (where present), M, and X independently represents at least one element, O represents oxygen, and each of x (where present) and... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP - San Francisco

20090081548 - Lithium ion secondary battery: c

20090081550 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and method for producing the same: To curb a decline in the high-rate performance of non-aqueous electrolyte secondary batteries and improve safety at the time of an internal short circuit, a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator, and a non-aqueous electrolyte wherein the positive electrode includes a positive electrode... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090081551 - Non-aqueous electrolyte battery and battery pack: A non-aqueous electrolyte battery comprises a negative electrode comprising a current collector, and a negative electrode layer formed on one or both surfaces of the current collector, a positive electrode, and a separator interposed between the negative electrode and the positive electrode. The negative electrode layer comprises a plurality of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090081552 - Electrochemical cell with tightly held electrode assembly: An electrochemical cell comprising a conductive casing housing an electrode assembly provided with a stack holder surrounding the electrode assembly is described. The stack holder is of an elastic material that serves to maintain the anode and cathode in a face-to-face alignment throughout discharge. This is particularly important in later... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.

20090081553 - Electrochemical device: An electrochemical device manufactured using an electrode layer in which severe increase of electrode resistance is prevented and/or a solid electrolyte layer in which severe decrease of ion conductivity of a solid electrolyte is prevented is provided. The electrochemical device includes a pair of electrode layers, and a solid electrolyte... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090081554 - All-solid lithium battery: The all-solid lithium battery includes a lithium ion-conducting solid electrolyte as an electrolyte. The lithium ion-conducting solid electrolyte is mainly composed of a sulfide, and the surface of a positive electrode active material is coated with a lithium ion-conducting oxide. The advantages of the present invention are particularly significant when... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090081555 - Lithium ion conductive solid electrolyte and method for producing the same: In a solid electrolyte obtained by sintering a powder, high ionic conductivity and remarkably low moisture permeation applicable to a lithium ion secondary battery or a lithium primary battery are realized. A method for producing a solid electrolyte including the steps of preparing a green sheet containing a lithium ion... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090081556 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode and a non-aqueous electrolyte. The negative electrode comprises a negative electrode active material to be alloyed with lithium and the non-aqueous electrolyte comprises a non-aqueous solvent containing... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090081558 - Active materials for non-aqueous electrolyte battery and non-aqueous electrolyte battery: There is disclosed an active material for a non-aqueous electrolyte battery includes titanium-containing oxide having a crystal structure belonging to P4332 space group.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090081557 - Lithium batteries using poly(ethylene oxide)-based non-aqueous electrolytes: Lithium-air cells using poly(ethyleneoxide) (PEO) siloxane-based or poly(ethyleneoxide) phosphate-based electrolytes may be prepared and exhibit improved charge carrying capacity. Such PEO silioxanes and phosphates generally have the formulas Ia, Ib, Ic, Id, IIa, IIb, IIc, where:... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090081559 - Method for producing electrolyte solution for lithium ion battery and battery using same: There is provided a method for producing an electrolyte solution for lithium ion battery, which is characterized in that lithium fluoride, lithium chloride, lithium bromide, lithium iodide or a mixture of any of these is reacted with phosphorus pentachloride and hydrogen fluoride in a nonaqueous organic solvent, when an electrolyte... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

  
03/19/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20090075124 - High temperature fuel cell system with an electrical heater: Methods and systems for maintaining near operational mode internal temperatures of a high temperature fuel cell system during a hibernation mode are provided. Embodiments of the claimed invention include powering an electric heater adjacent to the high temperature fuel cell system to heat the high temperature fuel cell system. The... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20090075125 - Dot pattern contact layer: A fuel cell comprises a first electrode, a second electrode, an electrolyte, and an electrically conductive first dot pattern contact layer disposed on the first electrode. The first dot pattern contact layer includes a plurality of discrete protrusions.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090075126 - Resin composition for fuel cell member: f

20090075128 - Fuel cell system and method for controlling a fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes: a cell including an anode flow channel plate having a fuel inlet and a fuel outlet the cell generating power by reaction of the fuel with air; a circulation pump; and a check valve between the fuel outlet and the buffer tank shutting off flowing... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090075127 - Method for measuring high-frequency resistance of fuel cell in a vehicle: A transient load can be applied to a fuel cell stack to generate an AC voltage across and an AC current through the fuel cell stack. The AC voltage and AC current can be used to ascertain an impedance of the fuel cell stack. The ascertained impedance can be correlated... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff

20090075129 - Microfluidic device and method of use: A microfluidic device and sensing method that utilize a resonating tube configured to have sufficient sensitivity to be capable of sensing the volume of a gas present as bubbles in a liquid or the flow rate and/or density of a gas or gas mixture flowing through the tube. The tube... Agent: Hartman & Hartman, P.C.

20090075130 - Fuel cell system and method for operating same: A fuel cell system has recycle lines for recycling exhaust from the cathode and exhaust from the anode, with a recirculation device in each of the recycle lines. The recirculation devices are operated by a drive, such as a drive motor, with the drive and the two recirculation devices arranged... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090075131 - Desulfurizing agent and method of desulfurization with the same: The desulfurizing agent for removing a sulfur compound from a hydrocarbon feedstock and/or an oxygen-containing hydrocarbon feedstock, the agent containing nickel, or a combination of nickel and copper, and silicon, and having a bulk density of 0.95 to 2.0 g/cm3, a pore volume of 0.10 to 0.40 mL/g, a micropore... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090075133 - Electrode for fuel cell, membrane-electrode assembly for fuel cell, and fuel cell system including same: Provided are an electrode and a membrane-electrode assembly for a fuel cell, and a fuel cell system including the same. The electrode for a fuel cell may include an electrode substrate and a catalyst layer disposed on one side of the electrode substrate. The electrode substrate may include a non-woven... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090075134 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell stack comprising a second metal separator set to have an external dimension larger than a first metal separators, wherein the second metal separator comprises, formed integrally, a first seal member in contact with the peripheral edge of a first electrolyte membrane/electrode structure, a second seal member in... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090075132 - Reactor cover and hydrogen generating apparatus and fuel cell power generation system having the same: A reactor cover, and a hydrogen generating apparatus and a fuel cell power generation system having the reactor cover are disclosed. The reactor cover includes a base panel; a control unit, which is coupled to one side of the base panel, and which regulates a reaction for generating the hydrogen;... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090075135 - Fuel cell system: The fuel cell system includes a storage portion, a fuel cell, a fuel supply portion, a hydrogen circulation system and a boil-off gas supply portion. The storage portion stores liquid hydrogen. The fuel cell uses hydrogen gas as fuel gas. The fuel supply portion provides hydrogen gas to an anode... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090075136 - Fuel cell and method for operating the same: In a cell stack of fuel cells according to the present invention, an output power density is measured at each of an upstream-side electricity generating section, which is located at an upstream-side of flow of fuel, and a downstream-side electricity generating section located at a downstream-side thereof. If the voltage... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman

20090075137 - Filter, hydrogen generator and fuel cell power generation system having the same: A filter, and a hydrogen generator and a fuel cell power generation system having the filter, are disclosed. The filter includes a frame, in which an opening is formed each in two sides; a cover, which is coupled to the opening, and in which at least one hole is formed... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090075138 - Electrochemical device and process for manufacturing an electrochemical device: An electrochemical device includes at least one porous supporting electrode including at least one electronically conducting material and at least one ionically conducting material, said ionically conducting material having an ionic conductivity, at 800° C., not lower than or equal to 0.005 S/cm−1, preferably 0.01 S/cm−1 to 0.1 S/cm−1, said... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090075144 - Bipolar plate and fuel cell comprising such a bipolar plate: The invention relates to a bipolar plate, for fuel cells, characterised in comprising a layer of a hydrophobic material which is soluble in a solvent, on the surfaces thereof. Water forms small droplets on the surfaces of the bipolar plate due to said layer, which are loosely held on the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090075140 - Electrode structure of fuel cell: An MEA includes an electrolyte membrane permeable to hydroxide ions. A catalyst layer formed of a hydrogen storage alloy is provided on one surface of the membrane facing the anode electrode layer. Another catalyst layer formed of platinum-on carbon is provided on the opposite surface of the membrane facing the... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090075143 - Gasket: In order to inhibit a gasket (1) adhered to a plate body such as a separator (3) of a fuel battery or the like from being adversely affected by an elution component from an adhesion means, the gasket has a main lip (11), a back surface seal portion (12) formed... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090075141 - Hybrid membranes, method for production of hybrid membranes and fuel cells using such hybrid membranes: The invention relates to hybrid membranes that are composed of an organic polymer and an inorganic polymer, a method for producing hybrid membranes, and the use of said hybrid membranes in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells. The inventive hybrid membranes comprise at least one alkaline organic polymer and at least... Agent: Myers Wolin, LLC

20090075142 - Nanoimprinted electrodes for fuel cells: Nanoimprint lithography (NIL) method to fabricate electrodes with high specific Pt surface areas that can be used in fuel cell devices. The Pt catalyst structures were found to have electrochemical active surface areas (EAS) ranging from 0.8 to 1.5 m2g−1 Pt. These NIL catalyst structures include fuel cell membrane electrode... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20090075139 - Nanoporous/mesoporous palladium catalyst: The present invention provides a catalytic system comprising a catalyst comprising nanoporous or mesoporous palladium and an ion-exchange electrolyte, processes for manufacturing the catalytic system and catalyst, and processes for oxidising or reducing organic and/or inorganic molecules using the catalyst or catalytic system.... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

20090075145 - Solid oxide type fuel cell: The solid oxide type fuel cell includes a cylindrical-shaped member S which includes an anode A on the inner surface of a cylindrical-shaped electrolyte E made of a solid oxide and a cathode on the outer surface thereof. The anode A contains an oxidation catalyst at least on the surface... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20090075148 - Benzoxazine-based monomer, polymer thereof, electrode for fuel cell including the same, electrolyte membrane for fuel cell including the same, and fuel cell using the same: A benzoxazine-based monomer, a polymer thereof, an electrode for a fuel cell including the same, an electrolyte membrane for a fuel cell including the same, and a fuel cell using the same. The aromatic ring may contain up to 2 nitrogens within the ring. Single ring and fused ring substituents... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090075150 - Material for solid polyelectrolyte suitable for use in fuel cell: A material for solid polyelectrolytes which comprises a polymer comprising two or more fluoropolymer segments differing in monomer composition, wherein at least one of the fluoropolymer segments has sulfonic acid type functional groups.... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC

20090075146 - Method of processing a ceramic layer and related articles: A method of processing a ceramic layer is provided. The method comprises the steps of providing a ceramic layer comprising a plurality of microcracks; infiltrating at least some of the plurality of microcracks with a liquid precursor comprising at least one oxidizable metal ion; and exposing the ceramic layer to... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20090075149 - Solid acid electrolytes for electrochemical devices: Improved solid acid electrolyte materials, methods of synthesizing such materials, and electrochemical devices incorporating such materials are provided. The stable electrolyte material comprises a solid acid capable undergoing rotational disorder of oxyanion groups and capable of extended operation at elevated temperatures, that is, solid acids having hydrogen bonded anion groups;... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090075147 - Sulfonic acid group-containing polymer, method for producing the same, resin composition containing such sulfonic acid group-containing polymer, polymer electrolyte membrane, polymer electrolyte membrane/electrode assembly, and fuel cell: p

20090075151 - Fuel cell and mixing module thereof: A fuel cell is provided comprising a cell module and a mixing module. The mixing module is connected to the cell module. A vapor current enters the mixing module from the cell module. The mixing module comprises a condensing unit, a mixing sink, and a check valve. The vapor current... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090075153 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell body that includes a middle plate and an electricity generating unit that generates electricity by a reaction of air and fuel. The middle plate includes a plurality of unit sections, a supply passage formed inside the middle plate, a supply opening for... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090075152 - Saddle-ride type fuel cell three-wheeled vehicle: A saddle-ride three-wheeled vehicle has a fuel cell which generates an electric power by a chemical reaction between a fuel gas and a reaction gas. The three-wheeled vehicle includes a drain pipe which guides water discharged from the fuel cell out of a vehicle body; a rear body to which... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090075154 - Fuel cell bipolar plate and fuel cell with improved fluid distribution employing such plates: A bipolar plate for a fuel cell including a first through-hole positioned within one of its peripheral edges for circulating a reactive fluid, an anode compartment extending at one of its two main faces, and a cathode compartment extending at the opposite main face. At least one of the compartments... Agent: Burr & Brown

20090075155 - Membrane electrode assembly for fuel cell, and fuel cell system including the same: A membrane-electrode assembly for a fuel cell, which includes an anode and a cathode facing each other; and a polymer electrolyte membrane disposed between the anode and cathode. The cathode includes a first catalyst layer that includes catalyst particles, and a second catalyst layer that includes the catalyst particles and... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090075156 - Porous electrolessly deposited coatings: A new electroless plating approach to generate a porous metallic coating is described in which a metal is electrolessly deposited on a surface. Microparticles in the metal are removed to leave pores in the metal coating. Another method of forming electroless coatings is described in which a blocking ligand is... Agent: Frank Rosenberg

20090075157 - Carbon nanotube for fuel cell, nanocomposite comprising the same, method for making the same, and fuel cell using the same: Provided are aligned carbon nanotubes for a fuel cell having a large surface area, a nanocomposite that includes the aligned carbon nanotubes loaded with highly dispersed nanoparticles of a metallic catalyst, methods of producing the carbon nanotubes and the nanocomposite, and a fuel cell including the nanocomposite. In the nanocomposite,... Agent: Sanford Astor Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith

20090075158 - Heat exchanger for an energy storage device: The invention relates to a heat exchanger (1) for an energy storage device (3) consisting of at least one energy storage cell (2), wherein said heat exchanger is connected to at least one energy storage cell (2) of the energy storage device (3) in a heat-conducting manner, wherein the energy... Agent: Fasse Patent Attorneys, P.A.

20090075159 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery has a safety vent formed on a can accommodating an electrode assembly. The safety vent is formed in a groove shape and the depth of the groove varies. The fracture site of the safety vent is controlled by adjusting the depth of the safety vent. The safety... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090075160 - Battery temperature control apparatus and battery temperature control method: A battery temperature control apparatus capable of controlling the temperature of a battery to reach a suitable condition is provided. Thermal capacity determining unit 61, based on the temperature of battery 1 detected by battery temperature detector 2 and a target temperature stored in storage unit 5, determines the thermal... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090075161 - Electric storage device: A positive electrode 13 includes a positive-electrode current collector 16 provided with a large number of through-holes 16a and a positive-electrode mixture layer 17 applied thereon. Negative electrodes 14 and 15 are arranged so as to sandwich the positive electrode 13. A negative-electrode mixture layer 20 of the negative electrode... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090075162 - Power supply apparatus: A power supply apparatus wherein a liquid medium is housed so as to provide an air layer in a first case which accommodates a power supply unit. When the liquid medium is heated to a temperature higher than a vaporization temperature by external heat toward the power supply unit, the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090075163 - System and method for electrically connecting terminals of a battery: Terminals of a battery pack are electrically connected via bus bars. The terminals are configured to receive and retain a portion of a bus bar via a retention force. The terminals allow a bus bar to have more than one orientation relative to the terminal. Additionally, the terminals include features... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl

20090075164 - Direct current power supply and method therefor: A Direct Current (DC) power supply has a body section having a plurality of chambers. The body section is formed of a non-conductive material. A pair of electrodes is placed in each of the plurality of chambers. A first electrode has a positive electromotive force and a second electrode has... Agent: Weiss & Moy PC

20090075165 - Cathode and lithium battery including the same: A cathode active material composition of a cathode of a lithium battery includes a conducting agent, a binder, and a cathode active material coated on one surface of a current collector, wherein the cathode active material composition is coated with a vanadium oxide.... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090075166 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and battery module: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a case, a nonaqueous electrolyte provided in the case, a positive electrode provided in the case, and a negative electrode provided in the case, the negative electrode comprising a negative electrode current collector and a negative electrode layer that is carried on the negative... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090075167 - Battery operated device, in particular implantable medical-electronic device: Battery-operated device, having an electrically operated functional unit and an electrochemical voltage source, which are housed together in an essentially gas-tight device housing, the electrochemical voltage source having an electrolyte based on an ionic liquid and a coating-free plastic battery housing.... Agent: Dalina Law Group, P.C.

20090075168 - Pouch for battery and pouch type secondary battery: A pouch for battery and a pouch type secondary battery, and more particularly, to a pouch for a battery having a space for containing an electrode assembly, the space being previously formed in a vessel form, and a pouch type secondary battery using the same. The pouch of the battery... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090075169 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery which can prevent leakage of an electrolytic solution by improving the sealing property of an electrolytic solution injection hole formed at a cap plate comprises: an electrode assembly including a cathode plate, a separator and an anode plate; a can having an upper opening for receiving the... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090075170 - Continuous-feed electrochemical cell: A continuous-feed electrochemical cell with a cell body having a cell cavity defined by at least two cavity walls. One of the cavity walls is a cavity wall that is inclined to vertical. A series of barriers are connected to the cavity wall that is inclined to vertical. Electrochemically active... Agent: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC

20090075171 - Anode of a lithium battery and method for fabricating the same: An anode of a lithium battery includes a composite film, the composite film comprising a carbon nanotube film structure and a plurality of nanoscale tin oxide particles dispersed therein. A method for fabricating an anode of a lithium battery, the method includes the steps of: (a) providing an array of... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090075172 - Electric storage device: A negative electrode 15 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 15. A thin positive-electrode mixture layer 20 having a high... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090075173 - Negative active material for rechargeable lithium battery, and method of preparing the same: An negative active material for a rechargeable lithium battery includes a nano-composite including a Si phase, a SiO2 phase, and a metal oxide phase of formulation MyO, where M is a metal with an oxidation number x, a free energy of oxygen-bond formation ranging from −900 kJ/mol to −2000 kJ/mol,... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090075174 - Lead-free battery and vehicle system using lead-free battery: The present invention provides a high-performance, high-capacity secondary battery that uses neither sulfuric acid in the electrolyte solution, nor other materials that could contribute to environmental pollution. The present invention also provides a vehicle system employing a lead-free battery that uses no lead nor sulfuric acid, which can be harmful... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090075175 - Lithium metal composite oxide particles, process of producing lithium metal composite oxide particles, electrode structure containing lithium metal composite oxide particles, process of producing electrode structure , and lithium secondary battery having: There is provided a lithium secondary battery having a high capacity and excellent high-rate discharge characteristic and charge/discharge cycle characteristic. The lithium secondary battery comprises a negative electrode, a positive electrode and an ionic conductor, wherein the positive electrode comprises lithium metal composite oxide particles; the lithium metal composite oxide... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090075176 - Solid electrolyte material manufacturable by polymer processing methods: The present invention relates generally to electrolyte materials. According to an embodiment, the present invention provides for a solid polymer electrolyte material that is ionically conductive, mechanically robust, and can be formed into desirable shapes using conventional polymer processing methods. An exemplary polymer electrolyte material has an elastic modulus in... Agent: Seeo, Inc.

  
03/12/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20090068501 - Protection circuit board, battery pack including the protection circuit board and method of fabricating the protection circuit board: A protection circuit board resulting in a compact battery pack having a higher capacity than a conventional battery pack of the same size, a battery pack including the protection circuit board and a method of fabricating the protection circuit board includes: a first lead terminal disposed on a first side... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090068502 - Remote emergency power unit having electrochemically regenerated carbon dioxide scrubber: An emergency power system is provided in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the present invention. The emergency power system includes a fuel cell and an electrochemically regenerated air scrubber which removes carbon dioxide from air.... Agent: Energy Conversion Devices, Inc.

20090068503 - Sputtering apparatus: A sputtering apparatus includes: a supporting member that accommodates a base material; a first sputtering source containing platinum and having a rectangular shape; a second sputtering source containing an element different from that contained in the first sputtering source; a first magnet that is disposed to face the supporting member,... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090068506 - Device and method for monitoring internal state of fuel cell: An internal state monitoring device for a fuel cell having multiple separators and an electrolyte sandwiched therebetween includes multiple electrodes for electrical conduction with multiple regions on a surface of a first separator at prescribed contact points in the fuel cell, a collecting portion for collecting currents flowing through the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090068505 - Electrocatalyst for alcohol oxidation at fuel cell anodes: In some embodiments a ternary electrocatalyst is provided. The electrocatalyst can be used in an anode for oxidizing alcohol in a fuel cell. In some embodiments, the ternary electrocatalyst may include a noble metal particle having a surface decorated with clusters of SnO2 and Rh. The noble metal particles may... Agent: Brookhaven Science Associates/ Brookhaven National Laboratory

20090068504 - Systems and methods for verifying fuel cell feed line functionality: Systems and methods for verifying fuel cell system functionality are provided. Various tests and/or exercises may be executed while the fuel cell system is in standby mode to detect potential sources of malfunction. In some examples, one or more tests may be designed to detect leaks or ruptures in various... Agent: Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP

20090068507 - Fuel cartridge and direct methanol fuel cell having the same and method of purging direct methanol fuel cell using the fuel cartridge: A fuel cartridge capable of supplying two fuels to an anode of a fuel cell body without using a pump, a direct methanol fuel cell having the same, and a method of purging a direct methanol fuel cell using the fuel cartridge, fuel cartridge according to one exemplary embodiment comprising... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090068508 - Apparatus and method of producing electrical current in a fuel cell system: A method and closed system for producing electricity at more than one location. A reservoir containing an aqueous electrolytic solution produces hydrogen and oxygen gasses in separate chambers in an electrochemical reaction utilizing electrodes submerged in the chambers. The gasses are then introduced into a fuel cell, wherein the hydrogen... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20090068509 - Process for operating a fuel cell arrangement and fuel cell arrangement: The invention concerns a method for operating a fuel cell system with fuel cells (2) arranged in a stack (1). It also concerns the fuel cell system itself. In the method of the invention and the fuel cell system of the invention, a fuel gas is partially converted to hydrogen... Agent: Klaus P. Stoffel Wolff & Samson

20090068510 - Fuel cell system and method of operating the fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a raw fuel supply channel. A raw fuel supply apparatus, a desulfurizer, and a flow rate meter are provided in the raw fuel supply channel such that the desulfurizer is provided downstream of the raw fuel supply apparatus, and the flow rate meter is provided... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090068511 - Catalyst for reformer of fuel cell, preparing method thereof, and reformer for fuel cell and fuel cell system including same: A catalyst for a reformer of a fuel cell including an active component and a carrier supporting the active component and including zinc oxide. The active component includes a transition metal and a platinum-group metal. Here, the catalyst has a relatively high reforming efficiency with a relatively low amount of... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090068512 - Hydrogen refueling station: The present invention is a hydrogen refueling station incorporating a fuel cell system serving simultaneously as the power generator and an electrochemical extractor of the pure hydrogen from the hydrogen-rich gas (reformate) produced in steam hydrocarbon reforming process. The hydrogen is stored in a high pressure receiver to be dispensed... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC

20090068513 - Fuel cell: In a fuel cell, one of separators that are opposed to each other and an intermediate body interposed between the separators are sandwiched by a cell monitor. An end portion of the intermediate body extends to an edge portion of a cell monitor mounting portion of the above-indicated one separator.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090068514 - Fuel cell system and mobile body: A fuel cell system that can continue a stable operation of a fuel cell and perform uninterrupted operation of the system even upon the occurrence of an abnormality in a voltage converter, and a mobile body. A fuel cell system where an accumulator device is connected to a load via... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090068515 - Fuel supplying and controlling method and fuel cell apparatus using the same: A fuel supplying and controlling method and a fuel cell apparatus are provided in the present invention, in which a fuel sensor-less control method and a fuel concentration sensor are combined together to stabilize the operation of the fuel cell apparatus. In one embodiment of the present invention, an optimum... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20090068516 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system has a fuel cell stack (12) including a plurality of fuel cells that are stacked together, a heat transfer layer (14) that covers the fuel cell stack (12) and is formed at its periphery with recesses, and a low heat transfer layer (16) disposed in each... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090068517 - Systems and methods for verifying fuel cell feed line functionality: Systems and methods for verifying fuel cell system functionality are provided. Various tests and/or exercises may be executed while the fuel cell system is in standby mode to detect potential sources of malfunction. In some examples, one or more tests may be designed to detect leaks or ruptures in various... Agent: Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP

20090068521 - Cooling system for a fuel cell: The invention relates to a cooling system (13) for a fuel cell (1) having at least one cooler (14), a thermostat (18), a pump (15) for conveying a coolant (17) in a cooling circuit (16), and an equalization container (20), wherein a deionizing resin (19) located in the equalization container... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20090068519 - Fuel cell and method of manufacturing the same: A fuel cell having power-generating cells. The power-generating cells face each other, each having an anode-path plate provided on that surface that faces away from a proton conducting membrane. Heat-radiating fins are provided on the power-generating cells, respectively. Each heat-radiating fin has an exposed portion that contacts the anode-path plate... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090068520 - Fuel cell system and method of starting operation of fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack formed by stacking fuel cells, a high voltage energy storage capable of being directly coupled to the fuel cell stack, a DC-DC converter connected to the fuel cell stack and the energy storage, a load operated by consuming at least electrical... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090068518 - Passive fuel cell system: A passive fuel cell system including at least one cell unit, an anode fuel supplying unit, a cathode fuel supplying unit, and a heat-conductive material layer is provided. The cell unit includes a cathode current collector, an anode current collector, and a membrane electrode assembly disposed between them. The anode... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090068524 - Anhydrous proton conductor based on heterocycle attached to a polymer backbone: The invention relates to proton-conducting polymers, including tetrazole-containing polymers. Proton-conducting membranes useful for fuel cell applications are formed from mixtures of a polymer with one or more non-aqueous proton sources. In representative examples of the present invention, tetrazole groups are attached to a polymer backbone such as polyphosphazene, the tetrazole... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle, Anderson & Citkowski, P.C.

20090068525 - Fuel cell electrode, method for producing fuel cell electrode, membrane-electrode assembly, method for producing membrane-electrode assembly, and solid polymer fuel cell: With the use of a fuel cell electrode in which a binder layer (buffer layer) containing a thickening agent is provided on a gas diffusion layer and an electrode catalyst layer containing catalyst particles and a polymer electrolyte is laminated on the binder layer (buffer layer), it is possible to... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090068526 - Fuel cell separator: A mold for a use of making a fuel cell separator comprises: a first flow path forming portion to form a cooling medium flowing path, or to form an oxidizing gas flowing path, or to form a fuel gas flowing path; and an injection gate to shoot out a forming... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090068523 - Fuel electrodes for solid oxide electrochemical cell, processes for producing the same, and solid oxide electrochemical cells: A fuel electrode for a solid oxide electrochemical cell includes: an electrode layer 12 constituted of a mixed phase including an oxide having mixed conductivity and another oxide selected from the group including an aluminum-based oxide and a magnesium-based composite oxide, said another oxide having, supported on a surface part... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090068522 - Monopolar type membrane electrode assembly having sensing element: A monopolar membrane electrode assembly (MEA) for a fuel cell, for example, includes: an electrolyte membrane; anode and cathode electrodes formed on opposite surfaces of the electrolyte membrane, respectively; current collecting bodies that form electrical paths of electricity generated from an electricity generation reaction between the anode and cathode electrodes... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090068527 - Solid polymer fuel cell and method for producing mea used for solid polymer fuel cell: This invention intends to improve the catalyst efficiency by sufficiently providing a triple phase boundary where reaction gas, catalysts, and electrolytes meet in carbon nanohorns. With the utilization of the resulting MEA, the electrode reactions are allowed to effectively proceed, and the power generation efficiency of a fuel cell is... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090068533 - Fuel electrodes for solid oxide electrochemical cell, processes for producing the same, and solid oxide electrochemical cells: A fuel electrode for a solid oxide electrochemical cell includes: an electrode layer including a mixed phase constituted of zirconia stabilized with yttrium oxide, ytterbium oxide, or scandium oxide and of an oxide selected from the group including an aluminum-based oxide and a magnesium-based composite oxide, said oxide having, supported... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090068528 - Heat treatment of perfluorinated ionomeric membranes: A process for the conditioning of fully hydrated fluorinated membranes. The hydrated membrane is heated while under pressure, and allowed to cool before the pressure is released.... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center

20090068534 - Highly proton-conductive polymer electrolyte membranes that excel in mechanical strength and a process for producing the same: where R is an aromatic ring or an aliphatic chain; X is (1) —OH, (2) —OLi, —ONa or —OK, (3) —F or —Cl, or (4) —OCnH2n+1 where n is an integer of 1 to 7. Since the graft chains obtained by graft polymerization of the vinyl monomer can also be... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090068530 - Membrane electrode assembly and direct liquid fuel cell: A membrane electrode assembly comprising an electrolyte membrane formed from a porous substrate having the interior of pores filled with a polymer electrolyte, and an electrode disposed on opposite faces of the electrolyte membrane and having a catalyst layer formed from a catalyst and a polymer electrolyte, the polymer electrolyte... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

20090068529 - Silicified electrolyte material for fuel cell, method for its preparation and fuel cell using same: This material suitable for constituting an electrolyte for a fuel cell has a hydrophobic matrix comprising carbon, fluorine, oxygen and hydrogen, and silicon.... Agent: Burr & Brown

20090068531 - Solid electrolyte with high ion-conductivity and method for manufacturing the same, and electrochemical system using solid electrolyte: The solid electrolyte with high ion-conductivity comprises a hybrid compound which contains at least polyvinyl alcohol and a zirconic acid compound, and also a nitrogen-containing organic compound having a structure of amine, quaternary ammonium compound and/or imine, obtained by hydrolyzing a zirconium salt or an oxyzirconium salt in a solution... Agent: Berenato, White & Stavish, LLC

20090068532 - Solid oxide type fuel cell and method for manufacturing the same: The fuel cell uses a solid oxide as an electrolyte and includes a cell main body. The cell main body, which includes an anode layer, an electrolyte layer and a cathode layer, is formed on a mesh conductor according to a plasma spraying method. Atmospheres respectively in contact with the... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20090068537 - Electrolyte membrane, membrane and electrode assembly and fuel cell using membrane and electrode assembly: Disclosed is a an electrolyte membrane, wherein distribution of an ion exchange capacity in a thickness direction in the electrolyte membrane becomes maximum at a point of from 10 to 50% in the thickness direction of the electrolyte membrane. The electrolyte membrane realizes a high output, when it is used... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090068535 - Fuel cell bipolar plate exit for improved flow distribution and freeze compatibility: A fuel cell assembly is disclosed that utilizes a water transport structure extending from fuel cell plates of the assembly into fuel cell assembly manifolds, wherein the water transport structure facilitates the transport of liquid water from the fuel cell plates thereby minimizing the accumulation of liquid water and ice... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20090068539 - Fuel cell system: Piping interconnecting a fuel cell and a humidifier is laid with a rising gradient from the end on the humidifier side of the piping toward the end on the fuel cell side of the piping. The piping is first bent vertically downward and then vertically upward, and this forms a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090068538 - Module for a fuel cell stack: A fuel cell stack (10) comprises a plurality of modules (12) and each module (12) comprises an elongate hollow member (14). Each module (12) has at least one passage (31) extending longitudinally through the hollow member (14) for the flow of a reactant. Each hollow member (14) has a first... Agent: Manelli Denison & Selter

20090068536 - Ovoid shaped fuel storage tank: A fuel cell powered vehicle is disclosed having a fuel storage tank, wherein the fuel tank is disposed on an undercarriage of the vehicle and has a substantially ovoid shape to militate against interference with a function of a suspension system of the vehicle.... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20090068540 - Fuel cell, fuel cell stack, and method of producing the fuel cell stack: A fuel cell has a plurality of constituent members that constitute the fuel cell. The constituent members have first positioning portions and a second positioning portion that is provided on an outer peripheral portion, which are used for positioning during stacking.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090068541 - Electrodes containing oxygen evolution reaction catalysts: One embodiment of the invention includes a method including providing a cathode catalyst ink comprising a first catalyst, an oxygen evolution reaction catalyst, and a solvent; and depositing the cathode catalyst ink on one of a polymer electrolyte membrane, a gas diffusion medium layer, or a decal backing.... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.

20090068542 - Ionic polymer particle dispersion liquid and method for producing the same: Disclosed is an ionic polymer particle dispersion liquid prepared by continuously mixing a poor solvent in which an ionic polymer is poorly soluble, and an ionic polymer solution comprising the ionic polymer dissolved in a good solvent having miscibility with the poor solvent and having readily-solubility to the ionic polymer,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090068543 - Phosphorous containing benzoxazine-based monomer, polymer thererof, electrode for fuel cell including the same, electrolyte membrane for fuel cell including the same, and fuel cell employing the same: A phosphorous containing benzoxazine-based monomer, a polymer thereof, an electrode for a fuel cell including the same and an electrolyte membrane for a fuel cell, and a fuel cell including the same.... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090068544 - Fuel cell using polyhydric mixtures directly as a fuel: There is disclosed a fuel cell having an anode and cathode and using either glycerol or biodiesel process waste (containing about 90% glycerol) as a fuel source to generate power and oxidize glycerol to oxidized fragments and carbon dioxide. More particularly, there is disclosed a liquid fuel cell incorporating a... Agent: Jeffrey B. Oster

20090068545 - Method of manufacturing cellulose electrode for fuel cells, cellulose electrode manufactured thereby, and use of cellulose fibers as fuel cell electrodes: Disclosed is a novel cellulose electrode having high performance, which is capable of substituting for carbon paper used as a conventional fuel cell electrode. A method of manufacturing the cellulose electrode includes cutting cellulose fibers to a predetermined length and binding the fibers, or directly weaving the fibers, thus producing... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.

20090068546 - Particle containing carbon particle, platinum and ruthenium oxide, and method for producing same: The present invention relates to particles comprising at least carbon particles, platinum and ruthenium oxide, wherein the carbon particles support platinum and ruthenium oxide having an average particle diameter of 1 nm or less, and a method for producing the same, and to a power generating element for a fuel... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090068547 - Thermally managed battery enclosure for electric and hybrid electric vehicles: A thermally managed enclosure for batteries in a motor vehicle or other machinery includes a cradle of thermally conductive material for containing a battery. The cradle having a bottom wall and side walls closely fitted to and in contact with the battery, to maintain the battery in a stable position.... Agent: Alfred M. Walker

20090068548 - Lithium ion prismatic cells: The disclosure relates to prismatic lithium ion secondary cells. Some cells include venting features and/or multiple connecting tabs. In some cells the cathode includes LiFePO4.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090068549 - Nickel-metal hydride secondary battery module and secondary battery module manufacturing method: A nickel-metal hydride secondary battery includes: a plurality of power generating elements each having a negative plate containing hydrogen absorbing alloy; a battery case provided with partition walls and a plurality of compartments arranged adjacently on both sides of each partition wall, each of the compartments accommodating each power generating... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090068550 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery is provided with a safety vent that can decrease the increased inner pressure of the secondary battery by being rapidly fractured when the inner pressure of the secondary battery is increased over a predetermined value. The secondary battery is constructed with a sealed outer case forming a... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090068551 - Motor-vehicle battery tray and thermal protection box for a battery provided with such a tray: A motor-vehicle battery tray configured to accommodate a base of a battery and to be placed on a battery support forming part of the vehicle. The battery tray includes an end wall configured to accommodate the base of the battery, the wall including an internal face configured to accommodate the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090068552 - Power supply device: A plurality of cylindrical power storage bodies are immersed in a cooling liquid filled in a power supply device. The power supply device includes: rotary members that are disposed to surround the respective cylindrical power storage bodies, and that rotate to agitate the cooling liquid around the cylindrical power storage... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090068553 - Silicon modified nanofiber paper as an anode material for a lithium secondary battery: A paper comprising a silicon-coated web of carbon nanofibers. The paper can be formulated such that it is useful as an energy storage material and/or a current collector. An asymmetric electrochemical capacitor containing the paper is also disclosed.... Agent: Thompson Hine L.L.P. Intellectual Property Group

20090068554 - Separator for lead-acid rechargeable battery: A separator for separation of opposite-polarity electrode plates in a lead-acid rechargeable battery includes two separator leaves connected together at rim areas which rest on one another to form a pocket which is open on one side for insertion of an electrode plate. A basic material thickness of the separator... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090068555 - Cell-to-cell connection structure: Cell-to-cell connection plates (1) each integrally having a welding part (2) shaped to fall within a circular end of a battery case (7) and a connecting part (2) extending from this welding part (2) are provided. The cell-to-cell connection plates (1) are attached to one electrode terminal and the other... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090068556 - Battery-operated wireless-communication apparatus and method: A combined battery and wireless-communications apparatus and method. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes a support, a first conductive layer deposited on a first surface area of the support, a thin-film battery including a cathode layer, a solid-state electrolyte layer, and an anode layer deposited such that either the anode... Agent: Lemaire Patent Law Firm, P.l.l.c.

20090068557 - Battery can and method of manufacturing the same: To provide a battery can into which an electrode assembly can be housed smoothly without causing damage to the electrode assembly while ensuring the strength of the opening portion. In the battery can including a cylindrical side portion, a bottom, and an opening portion, the cylindrical side portion includes a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090068558 - Recyclable battery: A recyclable battery includes a metal tube, a contact bar having a head formed on a distal end of the contact bar and extending out of the metal tube and a pole extending out of the head, a plug to block the first opening and having a channel defined through... Agent: Patenttm.us

20090068559 - Substance and battery including the same: A substance includes an oxide including at least one element selected from the group including cobalt Co, nickel Ni, manganese Mn, iron Fe, and copper Cu; and silicon Si chemically bonded to the surface of the oxide. Also, a battery includes a cathode, an anode, and an electrolyte, wherein the... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP

20090068560 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery has a negative electrode, a non-aqueous electrolyte, and a positive electrode containing a positive electrode active material composed of an olivine lithium-containing metal phosphate represented by the general formula LixMPO4, where M is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Co, Ni,... Agent: Kubovcik & Kubovcik

20090068561 - Positive active material for lithium battery, method of preparing the same, and lithium battery including the same: A positive active material according to one embodiment of the present invention includes an internal bulk part and an external bulk part surrounding the internal bulk part and has a continuous concentration gradient of the metal composition from an interface between the internal bulk part and the external bulk part... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090068562 - Rechargeable lithium battery: A rechargeable lithium battery includes a positive electrode including a positive active material that can reversely intercalate/deintercalate lithium ions, a negative electrode including a negative active material that can reversely intercalate/deintercalate lithium ions, and a non-aqueous electrolyte including includes a non-aqueous organic solvent, a lithium salt, and at least one... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090068563 - Lithium battery: A lithium battery includes a substrate, a positive electrode layer, a negative electrode layer, and a sulfide solid electrolyte layer disposed between the positive electrode layer and the negative electrode layer, the positive electrode layer, the negative electrode layer, and the sulfide solid electrolyte layer being provided on the substrate.... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20090068564 - Method of designing composition of liquid electrolyte for high charge/discharge rate: Provided is a method of designing an electrolyte composition including a nonaqueous organic solvent mixture and a lithium salt to obtain an optimal composition ratio of components of the electrolyte composition for a high charging/high-output discharging secondary battery. The method includes: selecting components of the nonaqueous organic solvent mixture; determining... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090068565 - Rechargeable lithium battery: wherein, R1 and R2 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, a halogen, a cyano (CN), a nitro (NO2), and a C1 to C5 fluoroalkyl, provided that at least one of R1 and R2 is selected from the group consisting of a halogen, a cyano (CN), a nitro... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090068566 - Rechargeable lithium battery: A rechargeable lithium battery including: a negative electrode including lithium-vanadium-based oxide, negative active material; a positive electrode including a positive active material to intercalate and deintercalate lithium ions; and an electrolyte including a non-aqueous organic solvent, and a lithium salt. The lithium salt includes 0.7 to 1.2M of a first... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090068567 - Anode for secondary battery, method of manufacturing it, and secondary battery: An anode for secondary battery is provided with an anode active material layer containing silicon on an anode current collector. Silicon in the anode active material has an amorphous structure. In a Raman spectrum of silicon having the amorphous structure after an initial charge and discharge, 0.25≦LA/TO and/or 45≦LO/TO is... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090068568 - Magnesium ion-containing non-aqueous electrolyte and a production process thereof, as well as electrochemical device: A magnesium ion containing non-aqueous electrolyte in which magnesium ions and aluminum ions are dissolved in an organic etheric solvent, and which is formed by: adding metal magnesium, a halogenated hydrocarbon RX, an aluminum halide AlY3, and a quaternary ammonium salt R1R2R3R4N+Z− to an organic etheric solvent; and applying a... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

  
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20090061261 - Gas physical quantity detecting device, fuel cell system and vehicle: A gas physical quantity detecting device is basically provided with detection element, a detection element chamber and a filter. The detection element is configured to detect a physical quantity of a gas flowing through a gas flow passage. The detection element chamber contains the detection element and configured to supply... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20090061260 - High-temperature fuel cell system and method for the production of contacting elements for such a fuel cell system: A high-temperature fuel cell system includes individual SOFC fuel cells which are in contact with each other for electrically connecting the same in parallel or in series. In at least one embodiment, contacting elements that are suitable for the fuel cell system with a certain flexibility in addition to the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090061263 - Fuel cell system and method for estimating output characteristic of fuel cell: A fuel cell system according to the invention includes: a detecting unit (6, 12) that detects an operation parameter of the fuel cell; an internal resistance estimating unit (20) that sets the internal resistance of the fuel cell a basic internal resistance; a flow rate measuring unit (3) that measures... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090061262 - Retaining water in a fuel cell stack for cooling and humidification during frozen startup: A fuel cell power plant (19, 19a) has a plurality of fuel cells (70, 70a, 70c) arranged in a stack (20, 20c), each fuel cell having porous, at least partially hydrophilic water transport plates (75, 81) with fuel (74) and oxidant (82) reactant gas channels, there being water channels (78,... Agent: M P Williams

20090061264 - Carbon dioxide recirculation: Carbon dioxide recirculating apparatus (20, 120) is disclosed for use in an arrangement having combination means (115) and a path for the flow of a gas through the combustion means (115). The apparatus (20, 120) comprises extraction means (221) for extracting carbon dioxide from a first region of the path... Agent: Manelli Denison & Selter

20090061265 - Fuel processor comprising shift reactor having improved warming up structure and method of operating the same: Provided is a fuel processor in a fuel cell system having a shift reactor with an improved warming up structure and a method of operating the fuel cell system. The fuel processor includes a combustion reactor for rapidly increasing the temperature of the shift reactor. The combustion reactor is installed... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090061266 - Method of driving fuel cell device: According to one embodiment, a method of driving a fuel cell device includes calculating a fuel shortage based on a difference between the fuel concentration detected by a concentration sensor element and a predetermined desired fuel concentration, and obtaining an efficiency of electricity generation of an electromotive section based on... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090061268 - Hydrogen generating apparatus and fuel cell power generation system: A hydrogen generating apparatus according to an embodiment of the invention may include an electrolyte bath, which contains an electrolyte solution, and in an inside surface of which a first groove and a second groove are formed; a first electrode, which is coupled to the first groove with a predetermined... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090061267 - Power device and oxygen generator: A system for oxygen, hydrogen and carbon mass regeneration and recycling for breathing, and fuel/energy generation purposes, especially for fuel cells and rocket motors, by combination and integration of a photoelectrolytically powered electrochemical and gas handling system with one or more fuel cells.... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20090061269 - Fuel cell system and control method therefor: A fuel cell system is arranged to charge a secondary battery, which is detachable from the fuel cell system, and to supply electric power to a load. The fuel cell system includes a cell stack having a plurality of fuel cells and a controller having a CPU. During power generation... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20090061270 - Fuel cell system and method of operating the fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack, a combustor, a heat exchanger, and heat utilization equipment. Further, the fuel cell system includes a bypass channel and a control device. In the bypass channel, at least some of heat medium produced in the combustor is supplied to the heat... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090061271 - Fuel cell and a fuel cell system: For the purpose of efficiently discharging CO2 generated therein while increasing the fuel utilization efficiency, a fuel cell comprises a solid polymer electrolyte membrane, a cathode arranged in contact with one side of the solid polymer electrolyte membrane, an anode arranged in contact with the other side of the solid... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090061272 - Ceria and stainless steel based electrodes: A cermet anode structure obtainable by a process comprising the steps of: (a) providing a slurry by dispersing a powder of an electronically conductive phase and by adding a binder to the dispersion, in which said electronically conductive phase comprises a FeCrMx alloy, wherein Mx is selected from the group... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090061273 - Fuel cell system and method of starting operation of the fuel cell system: A separator includes sandwiching sections for sandwiching electrolyte electrode assemblies. A fuel gas channel and an oxygen-containing gas channel are formed in each of the sandwiching sections. Further, the separator includes first bridges connected to the sandwiching sections and a manifold connected to the first bridges. A fuel gas supply... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090061274 - Direct alcohol fuel cells using solid acid electrolytes: Direct alcohol fuel cells using solid acid electrolytes and internal reforming catalysts are disclosed. The fuel cell generally comprises an anode, a cathode, a solid acid electrolyte and an internal reforming catalyst. The internal reforming catalyst may comprise any suitable reformer and is positioned adjacent the anode. In this configuration... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090061276 - Anode for fuel cell and fuel cell using the same: This invention provides an anode for a fuel cell which can realize stable output for a long period of time, and a fuel cell using the anode for a fuel cell. The anode for a fuel cell comprises an electrode catalyst layer, the electrode catalyst layer comprising a supported catalyst... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090061275 - Carbonized paper with high strength and its preparation method and uses: Strengthened carbonized paper, its preparation method and uses are provided. The carbonized paper comprises a mixed spun fabric containing oxidized fibers and polyamide fibers as the reinforced material. The carbonized paper has good tensile strength and electric conductivity. The carbonized paper can be used as the gas diffusion layer material... Agent: Venable LLP

20090061277 - Ionically conductive polymers for use in fuel cells: An ionically conductive polymer is a copolymer including first and second polymer segments. The first polymer segments have a hydrophobic character and a high oxygen permeability. The second polymer segments have a hydrophilic character and a low oxygen permeability. The copolymer has an ionic conductivity of at least about 1×10−5... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute

20090061279 - Metal supported solid oxide fuel cell:

20090061280 - Method for producing -so3h group-containing fluoropolymer and -so3h group-containing fluoropolymer:

20090061278 - Polymerized inorganic-organic precursor solutions and sintered membranes:

20090061281 - Fuel cell: The present invention provides a fuel cell comprising: a cathode catalyst layer 2; an anode catalyst layer 3; a membrane electrode assembly 1 including a proton conductive membrane 6 disposed between the cathode catalyst layer 2 and the anode catalyst layer 3; an outer case 15 having an air intake... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090061282 - Sealing material for solid oxide fuel cells: A sealing material for solid oxide fuel cells is provided, which is composed of around 60% to 80% by weight of glass, around 20% to 30% by weight of alcohol, around 0.5% to 3% by weight of ethyl celluloid as a binder, and around 0.01% to 0.1% by weight of... Agent: Wpat, PC

20090061283 - Cartridge for fuel cell and fuel cell: A cartridge for fuel cell for supplying a fuel to a fuel cell, the cartridge for fuel cell including: a cartridge case 32 having a plurality of holes 34 formed at least in one side 32a; a fuel vaporization stabilization layer 38 formed on the side with said plurality of... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090061286 - Cathode catalyst for fuel cell, method for preparing the same, membrane-electrode assembly comprising the same, and fuel cell system including the same: The cathode catalyst for a fuel cell includes PdM where M is a metal selected from the group consisting of Mn, Fe, Co, Cu, and combinations thereof. The average distance between the Pd atoms ranges from 2.72 to 2.73 Å, the average distance between the Pd and M atoms ranges... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090061284 - Ceria and strontium titanate based electrodes: A ceramic anode structure obtainable by a process comprising the steps of: (a) providing a slurry by dispersing a powder of an electronically conductive phase and by adding a binder to the dispersion, in which said powder is selected from the group consisting of niobium-doped strontium titanate, vanadium-doped strontium titanate,... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090061285 - Composite electrodes: Electrode material obtainable according to a process comprising the steps of: (a) providing a precursor solution or suspension of a first component, said solution or suspension containing a solvent; (b) forming particles of the first component and entrapping said particles within the pore structure of a second component by mixing... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090061287 - Horizontally graded structures for electrochemical and electronic devices: The present invention provides a graded multilayer structure, comprising a support layer (1) and at least 10 layers (2, 3) forming a graded layer, wherein each of the at least 10 layers (2, 3) is at least partially in contact with the support layer (1), wherein the at least 10... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20090061288 - Lithium-sulfur battery with a substantially non-pourous membrane and enhanced cathode utilization: A lithium-sulfur battery is disclosed in one embodiment of the invention as including an anode containing lithium and a cathode comprising elemental sulfur. The cathode may include at least one solvent selected to at least partially dissolve the elemental sulfur and Li2Sx. A substantially non-porous lithium-ion-conductive membrane is provided between... Agent: Ceramatec, Inc.

20090061289 - Battery module, battery pack, and method for producing the battery module: An inexpensive battery pack including a battery module wherein a safety valve is provided for each cell in which battery pack gas leakage can be prevented. A battery pack 100 has a plurality of battery modules 110 each including a plurality of cells 120 respectively provided with a safety valve... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090061290 - Lead-acid rechargeable battery: A liquid-inlet cap (13) is installed in a liquid inlet (11) provided in a battery casing, the liquid-inlet cap (13) having a ventilating hole (12) for expelling a gas from the inside of a battery to the outside of the battery. A control valve section (21) is installed inside a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090061291 - Protection cover attachment structure of battery-mounted fusible link unit: A protection cover attachment structure of a battery-mounted fusible link unit includes a fusible link unit including a resin housing with a slide guide groove and a protection cover including an upper surface cover and side surface covers. The upper surface cover covers the upper surface of the resin housing... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090061292 - Nonaqueous-electrolyte battery and battery pack: A nonaqueous-electrolyte battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode which is constituted of a negative-electrode current collector and a layer containing a negative active material and deposited on one or each side of the negative-electrode current collector and in which the layer contains at least one member selected from... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090061293 - All-temperature lifes2 battery with ether and low concentration lii electrolyte: A lithium electrochemical cell design incorporating a low molality electrolyte including LiI is disclosed. The resulting cell delivers excellent performance under a wide range of temperatures, conditions and drain rates.... Agent: Michael C. Pophal Eveready Battery Company Inc

20090061294 - Battery case and battery pack using the same: A battery pack includes an external case in which a storage space is formed, a plurality of unit batteries aligned in the storage space of the external case, a lead member having a curved portion and two sides extending from two ends of the curved portion, wherein the lead member... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090061295 - Battery tray, electronic apparatus, and vertical grip device: A battery tray in which two batteries each having a thin and long shape are accommodated includes two thin and long shaped battery accommodation spaces in which the two batteries are accommodated in a state where the batteries are arranged such that the longitudinal direction of the batteries extends on... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090061296 - Battery casing assembly for vehicle: A battery casing assembly for a vehicle includes a battery housing accommodating a battery therein; at least one cover having a size corresponding to a side surface of the battery housing so as to cover the side surface; and at least one guide formed along one or more edges of... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090061297 - Stacked type battery and method of manufacturing the same: A stacked cell is provided with a plurality of unit cells stacked in a prescribed direction, and a bundling member for bundling the unit cells in a prescribed direction. The unit cell includes a positive electrode collector foil and a negative electrode collector foil laid one over another in a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090061298 - Independent separating type power battery assembly: An independent separating type power battery assembly comprises a rack assembly, a plurality of guiding strips, two polar heads, a plurality of lithium batteries and safety units. The guiding strips are connected to the polar heads and are disposed on the rack assembly, respectively. The rack assembly has a containing... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia

20090061299 - Battery assembly: A battery assembly includes single-battery cells, and thermally-conductive members. The thermally-conductive members are formed of a soft material as a plated configuration. The soft material exhibits thermal conductivity and electric insulatability. The single-battery cells, and the thermally-conductive members are adhered to each other, and are disposed one after another alternately... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20090061302 - Battery pack including an electric harness and method of manufacturing the same: A battery pack including an electric coupling assembly. The battery pack includes a top housing, a bottom housing, a cell pad, a plurality of battery cells, a harness, and a circuit board. The harness includes a frame and electric coupler assembly having a plurality of internal and external electric couplings.... Agent: Michael, Best & Friedrich LLP

20090061300 - Interconnector for high temperature fuel cells: The invention relates to an interconnector for high temperature fuel cells, characterized in that the side edges of the interconnector are electrically contacted to the anode by means of an electrically conducting medium and the anode is mounted in the interconnector by means of spring elements.... Agent: K.f. Ross P.C.

20090061301 - Spacers for fixing battery cells within a battery package casing and associated systems and methods: A battery support system for supporting at least one battery cell disposed within a battery package is described herein. In one embodiment, the battery support system includes a spacer element having a frame member configured to be proximate to an end of the battery cell. The frame member has first... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP

20090061304 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A center pin is inserted in a hollow cavity of an electrode group of a lithium ion secondary battery. The center pin includes a center portion, a perimeter portion and an end portion. The center portion extends in the radial direction of the hollow cavity. The perimeter portion extends along... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090061303 - Nonaqueous-electrolyte battery: The invention provides a nonaqueous-electrolyte battery which has a positive electrode 3 including a positive active material, a negative electrode 4 including a negative active material having a lithium insertion/release potential higher than 1.0 V (vs. Li/Li+), and a nonaqueous electrolyte, wherein an organic compound having one or more isocyanato... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090061305 - Battery container unit: A battery container unit including: an enclosure; and a plurality of battery modules of cylindrical shape, wherein each adjacent pair of the electrode terminals is serially connected by a conductive linking member, the plurality of battery modules are provided in matrix form within the enclosure by a support member, a... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20090061306 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery including: an electrode assembly; a can to house the electrode assembly; and a cap assembly to seal an opening of the can. The cap assembly includes: a cap plate; an insulation plate disposed upon a lower surface of the cap plate; a terminal plate disposed upon a... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090061308 - Battery including aluminum components: A primary lithium battery can include a current collector that includes aluminum, a positive lead that includes aluminum, or both. The aluminum battery components can have high mechanical strength and low electrical resistance.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090061307 - Can type lithium secondary battery: The can type lithium secondary battery may include protrusions formed on insulation plate and terminal plate respectively, and grooves formed in the cap plate, insulation plate and terminal plate respectively for receiving the corresponding protrusions, and the grooves may be formed in the cap plate, insulation plate and terminal plate... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090061309 - Container for electric energy storage device, and battery and electric double layer capacitor using the same: The invention relates to a container for electric energy storage device excellent in the manufacturing efficiency and easy for surface mounting to an external electric circuit board, and a battery and electric double layer capacitor at high performance using the same. A container for electric energy storage device includes a... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090061310 - Secondary battery: There is a provided a secondary battery capable of preventing unloading and rotating caused by possible vibration or shock by increasing a coupling force among the vent plate, the insulator, and the cap-down that compose the cap assembly of the secondary battery. To increase the coupling force among the vent... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090061311 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: An object of the invention is to provide a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery that allows a good charge/discharge cycle characteristic to be obtained. The non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery according to the invention includes a negative electrode containing silicon as a negative electrode active material, a positive electrode, and a non-aqueous... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

20090061312 - Method of producing graphite-carbon composite electrodes for supercapacitors: A method of producing a composite electrode having a specific surface area of at least 100 m2/gm for use in an electrochemical capacitor. The method comprises (a) providing exfoliated graphite flakes that are substantially interconnected to form a porous, conductive graphite network comprising pores; and (b) incorporating an electrochemically active... Agent: Bor Z. Jang

20090061313 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and producing method of electrode: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, an electrolyte, and a porous protective film formed on either one or both surfaces of the positive and negative electrodes. The porous protective film includes a binder, fine particles, and a surfactant.... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP

20090061314 - Method of processing active materials for use in secondary electrochemical cells: The present invention provides a method for the processing of particles of metal phosphates or particles of mixed metal phosphates and in particular lithiated metal phosphates and mixed metal phosphates. The processing occurs, for example using a mechanofusion system as depicted in FIGS. 1 and 2. In general, the powder... Agent: Valence Technology, Inc.

20090061315 - Nonaqueous electrolyte battery: A nonaqueous electrolyte battery includes a negative electrode composed of a metallic lithium foil and a positive electrode, the negative electrode and the positive electrode being arranged so as to face each other with an ion-conducting medium therebetween. The positive electrode is formed by a method in which a conductive... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090061316 - Hydrogen storage alloy electrode and alkaline storage battery using the same: A hydrogen storage alloy used in a hydrogen storage alloy electrode 11 has a crystalline structure having a mixed phase made up of at least an A2B7 type structure and an A5B19 type structure, and a surface layer of hydrogen storage alloy particles is so formed as to have a... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090061318 - Hydrogen-absorbing alloy and nickel-metal hydride storage battery: A hydrogen absorbing alloy is provided that is represented by the general formula Ln1-xMgxNiyAz, where: Ln is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Ca, Zr, Ti, and rare-earth elements including Y; A is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Co, Mn, V,... Agent: Kubovcik & Kubovcik

20090061317 - Negative electrode for alkaline storage battery and alkaline storage battery: An alkaline storage battery has a positive electrode, a negative electrode utilizing hydrogen-absorbing alloy, and an alkaline electrolyte, and wherein the negative electrode contains a hydrogen-absorbing alloy represented by the general formula Ln1-xMgxNiy-a-bAlaMb, where Ln is at least an element selected from rare-earth elements including Y and Zr and Ti,... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090061319 - Silicon thin film anode for lithium secondary battery and preparation method thereof: Disclosed are a silicon thin film anode for a lithium secondary battery having enhanced cycle characteristics and capacity and a preparation method thereof. A preparation method for a silicon thin film anode for a lithium secondary battery, comprises: preparing a collector including a metal; forming an anode active material layer... Agent: Vierra Magen Marcus & Deniro LLP

20090061320 - Alkaline battery comprising a cathode, an anode, a seperator and an alkaline electrolyte: An alkaline battery includes a cathode containing manganese dioxide and carbon particles, and an anode containing zinc. Performance of the manganese dioxide cell is improved by optimizing the ratio of manganese dioxide to the composition of carbon particles in the cathode. The discharge capacity of the battery is increased as... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP

20090061322 - Electrode material for lithium secondary battery and electrode structure having the electrode material: The electrode material for a lithium secondary battery according to the present invention includes particles of a solid state alloy having silicon as a main component, wherein the particles of the solid state alloy have a microcrystal or amorphous material including an element other than silicon, dispersed in microcrystalline silicon... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090061321 - Stabilized lithium metal powder for li-ion application, composition and process: The present invention provides a lithium metal powder protected by a substantially continuous layer of a polymer. Such a substantially continuous polymer layer provides improved protection such as compared to typical CO2-passivation.... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20090061323 - Non-aqueous electrochemical cells: Electrochemical cells are disclosed. In some embodiments, an electrochemical cell includes an electrolyte that contains a bis(oxalato)borate salt.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090061324 - Rechargeable lithium battery and method of fabricating same: Disclosed is a rechargeable lithium battery comprising a negative electrode and a positive electrode capable of intercalating and deintercalating lithium, and an electrolyte, wherein the electrolyte comprises a polyacrylate compound having three or more acrylic groups.... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090061325 - Anode, method of manufacturing same, secondary battery, and method of manufacturing same: A secondary battery capable of improving the cycle characteristics is provided. The secondary battery includes a cathode, an anode, and an electrolytic solution. The anode has an anode current collector, an anode active material layer that is provided on the anode current collector, and contains an anode active material containing... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090061326 - Current collector, anode, and battrey: A battery capable of improving the cycle characteristics is provided. A current collector containing copper (Cu), in which ratio I(200)/I(111) between intensity I (200) of a peak originated in (200) crystal plane of copper obtained by X-ray diffraction and intensity I (111) of a peak originated in (111) crystal plane... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

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