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Chemistry: electrical current producing apparatus, product, and process April category listing, related patent applications 04/09

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04/30/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20090110964 - Battery pack: A battery pack that allows a cover to be firmly fixed with a simple structure and that has superior impact resistance is provided. The battery pack is a battery pack 1 in which a protection circuit 10 and a protection element 7 are attached to a unit cell 2 and... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090110967 - Electrolyte membrane for polymer electrolyte fuel cell, process for its production, membrane/electrode assembly for polymer electrolyte fuel cell and method of operating polymer electrolyte fuel cell: An electrolyte membrane for a polymer electrolyte fuel cell, which comprises an ion exchange membrane made of a fluoropolymer having a softening temperature of at least 90° C. and having acidic groups, and contains cerium atoms.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090110970 - Fuel cell system, control method therefor, and movable body: A fuel cell system has produced water amount detection means that detects the amount of water produced in the fuel cell during low-efficiency operation of the system and gas supply limitation means that limits the amount of gas to be supplied to the fuel cell, based on the detected amount... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090110968 - Method and apparatus for controlling fuel concentration in direct liquid fuel cell: A direct liquid fuel cell and a method and an apparatus for controlling fuel concentration therein is provided. Fuel cell output current density is sensed to determine if it becomes lowered by more than a certain magnitude and is maintained for a constant time. Fuel cell output voltage is sensed... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090110966 - Method for improving fcs reliability after end cell heater failure: A method for improving fuel cell system reliability in the event of end cell heater failure in a fuel cell stack. The method includes detecting that an end cell heater has failed. If an end cell heater failure is detected, then the method performs one or more of setting a... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20090110965 - Method for supplying fuel to fuel cell: The present invention provides a method for supplying fuel to a fuel cell, which comprises steps of: (a) feeding a specific amount of a fuel into a fuel cell system; (b) determining a specific monitoring period according to a characteristic value measured from the fuel cell when subjected to a... Agent: Michael Lin

20090110969 - Method of operating a solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell and aging apparatus: In a first aging step, a plus electrode electric potential is applied to an anode of a fuel cell, and a minus electrode electric potential is applied to a cathode of the fuel cell. In this state, hydrogen pump operation is performed at maximum current density in use by supplying... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090110971 - Solid polymer type fuel cell system for power generation: A fuel cell system for power generation comprising a solid polymer type fuel cell having a solid polymer electrolyte membrane for separating an anode gas and a cathode gas, a resistor, an inverter, a switch for switching the inverter and the resister with respect to the fuel cell, the switch... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090110972 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system is provided with: a fuel cell generating electrical power by causing hydrogen and oxygen to react; a burner burning discharge cathode gas and discharge anode gas from the fuel cell; a cathode line supplying cathode gas to the fuel cell; an anode line which supplying anode... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090110974 - Flow channel and fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack for generating electric energy by an electrochemical reaction of hydrogen and oxygen; a hydride tank for storing a liquid hydride; a liquid catalyst tank for storing a liquid catalyst for promoting a hydrogen gas generation reaction from the liquid hydride; a... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090110973 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack for generating electricity by a electrochemical reaction of hydrogen and oxygen; a controller for controlling the operation of the system; a hydride storage tank for storing hydride powder as a source of hydrogen for the fuel cell stack; a hydrogen separating... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090110976 - Fuel tank and fuel cell system including the same: A fuel cell system for generating electrical energy by a chemical reaction between a fuel and an oxidizing agent. In exemplary embodiments of the present invention, by using a hydrophobic porous membrane, an alkaline material such as sodium that is generated together with hydrogen gas in a hydrolysis reaction of... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090110975 - Hydrogen generator and fuel cell using the same: A hydrogen generator and a fuel cell using the same includes: a first container containing an aqueous solution of alkaline metal carbonate or bicarbonate; a second container containing a metal hydride; and a supply unit disposed between the first container and the second container. The hydrogen generator has a high... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090110978 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system that effectively processes a flue gas generated from a heat source of a fuel reforming apparatus. The fuel reforming apparatus generates a reforming gas containing hydrogen through a reformation reaction of the fuel from a fuel supply, and a fuel cell main body generates electrical energy... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090110977 - Fuel cell system and method for operating the same: A fuel cell system and a method for operating the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, a fuel cell system includes a fuel supplier, a reformer for reforming a fuel supplied from the fuel supplier into hydrogen gas by a reforming reaction, and a fuel cell stack for generating electrical... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090110979 - Fuel reforming device and fuel cell system: A fuel reforming device that prevents a flash-back phenomenon includes a reforming reactor and a heater. The reforming reactor reforms a fuel, and the heater provides thermal energy to the reforming reactor by generating the thermal energy by a catalytic oxidation reaction between a catalytic layer and an oxidation reaction... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090110980 - Fluid recycling apparatus and fuel cell system using the same: Fuel recycling apparatuses and fuel cell systems using the same are provided. The fluid recycling apparatus includes a porous member having first and second ends, a first electrode coupled to the first end of the porous member, a second electrode coupled to the second end of the porous member, and... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090110983 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system including a correction means capable of accurately correcting a concentration sensing value according to temperature is discussed. The fuel cell system may include an electricity generating unit generating electric energy by means of the electrochemical reaction of fuel and an oxidizer, a fuel supplying unit supplying... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090110981 - Fuel cell system and operating method of fuel cell system: In a fuel cell system equipped with a fluid supply device, such as a pump, in a fluid supply system to fuel cells, an insufficient supply of a fluid to the fuel cells is avoided by taking into account a fluctuation in fluid supply induced by operation of the fluid... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090110984 - Hood interlock apparatus of industrial vehicle: A limit switch for detecting opening/closing of a hood is connected to a controller. A power supply relay is also connected to the controller. A switching contact of the relay is located on power supply line for supplying power supply from a fuel cell. When the hood is closed, the... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing

20090110982 - Sensing pipe and fuel cell system using the same: A fuel cell system including a quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) concentration sensor, and in particular, comprising a bypass channel structure useful for installing a QCM concentration sensor to a fuel cell system. The fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack generating electric energy by an electrochemical reaction of a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090110985 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system according to the present invention is characterized by comprising a measurement unit which measures an impedance of a fuel cell in a predetermined frequency region, and a regulation unit which regulates an amount of a gas to be supplied to the fuel cell based on a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090110988 - Fuel cell system and scavenging method therefor: A fuel cell having an oxygen-containing gas flow field and a fuel gas flow field, an oxygen-containing gas supply apparatus for supplying an oxygen-containing gas to the oxygen-containing gas flow field, a fuel gas supply apparatus for supplying a fuel gas to the fuel gas flow field, a scavenging gas... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090110986 - Method and apparatus for managing fuel cell performance and direct methanol type fuel cell using the method: The method for managing performance of the fuel cell stack according to the present embodiments includes the steps of: receiving a first drive request signal or a performance recovery request signal; circulating high-concentration liquid fuel having higher density than fuel supplied to a stack through an anode flow of the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090110987 - Startup control device of fuel cell system and startup control method thereof: A startup control device of a fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack having a plurality of fuel cells stacked together, each of the fuel cells having a membrane electrode assembly including an electrolyte membrane interposed between a cathode electrode and an anode electrode. The device further includes a... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20090110989 - Flow control assembly for use with fuel cell systems operating on fuels with varying fuel composition: A flow control assembly for use in a fuel cell system, comprising a sensor for sensing hydrogen concentration in one of anode exhaust leaving an anode side of the fuel cell system and a gas derived from the anode exhaust, and a fuel flow control assembly for controlling the flow... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman, P.c John J Torrente

20090110990 - Hydrogn supply apparatus and fuel gas supply apparatus: Disclosed is a hydrogen supply apparatus which can mix an odorant with hydrogen gas even at a low temperature and can detect the leakage of the hydrogen gas. The apparatus comprises a gas storage portion which stores hydrogen gas therein, an odorant-addition portion which adds an odorant to the hydrogen... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090110991 - Bipolar plate and fuel cell stack including the same: Bipolar plates and a fuel cell stack having the bipolar plates. The fuel cell stack includes membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs), and first and second bipolar plates sequentially stacked between the MEAs. The bipolar plates include: flow channels formed on opposing surfaces thereof; four manifolds connected to the flow channels; and... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090110992 - Sofc electrode sintering by microwave heating: A method for debinding and sintering a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) electrode includes depositing a first paste comprising a binder material and a first electrode precursor material onto a first side of a ceramic SOFC electrolyte; and irradiating the first paste with microwave radiation to sinter and debind the... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090110993 - Segmented solid oxide fuel cell stack and methods for operation and use thereof: Disclosed is a segmented modular solid oxide fuel cell device having a plurality of independently controllable electrical power producing segments disposed within a common thermal environment. Also disclosed are methods for selectively operating one or more segments of the disclosed segmented modular solid oxide fuel cell device. Also disclosed are... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20090110997 - Ion-conductive material, solid polymer electrolyte membrane and fuel cell: An ion-conductive material characterized by comprising an ion-conductive main component polymer and a polymer with a lower glass transition temperature (Tg) than the main component polymer, added to the main component polymer, and a solid polymer fuel cell using the ion-conductive material. As a result, the ion conductivity of a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090110996 - Method of preparing fuel cell comprising proton conducting solid perovskite electrolyte membrane with improved low temperature ion conductivity, and membrane electrode assembly of fuel cell prepared by the method: Provided are a method of preparing a fuel cell and a membrane electrode assembly prepared by the method. The method includes preparing a substrate, forming a buffer layer having a single crystalline structure on the substrate, forming a proton conducting solid perovskite electrolyte membrane on the buffer layer, forming a... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090110994 - Polymer having oxocarbon group, and use thereof: The present invention provides a novel polymer composed of polyarylene in the main chain and having oxocarbon groups which is particularly useful in battery and fuel cell applications.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090110995 - Polymer having oxycarbon group, and use thereof: The present invention provides a novel polymer having oxocarbon groups which is particularly useful in battery and fuel cell applications.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090110998 - Solid electrolyte membrane, method and apparatus for producing the same, membrane electrode assembly and fuel cell: In a casting membrane forming process (63), a dope containing a solid electrolyte is cast on a casting belt (93) from a casting die. On the casting belt, a casting membrane (61) is formed. In a casting membrane drying process (66a), the casting membrane (61) is dried. In a solvent... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090111000 - Anode bleed flow detection and remedial actions: A system for bleeding the anode side of first and second split fuel cell stacks in a fuel cell system that employs anode flow-shifting, where each split stack includes a bleed valve. The system determines that one or both of the bleed valves is stuck in an open position if... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20090111001 - Electrically conductive porous body for a fuel cell, fuel cell having same, and method of manufacturing same: An electrically conductive porous body for a fuel cell has a porous metal body and an electrically conductive layer that is disposed on one surface side of the porous metal body and that has gas permeability, wherein at least a part of the one surface side of the porous metal... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090110999 - Fuel cartridge for fuel cell, and fuel cell: A fuel cartridge (1) includes a fuel storage container (2), and a fuel supply port (4) for taking out a fuel stored in the fuel storage container (2). The fuel supply port (4) is provided with a fuel supply port protecting mechanism. The fuel supply port protecting mechanism includes a... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20090111002 - Electrode assembly and method of making same: An assembly and associated method of manufacture are provided in which electrostatic deposition is used to directly apply and/or apply without solvents an electrode to one of an ion-conducting member, a member adapted to hold an ion-conducting member and a gas diffusion layer of the assembly.... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman, P.c John J Torrente

20090111003 - Can type secondary battery and method of manufacturing circuit board for the secondary battery: A can type secondary battery and a method of manufacturing a circuit board for the secondary battery that improves reliability by providing a consistent breakdown pressure of the circuit board used in the can type secondary battery. The can type secondary battery includes an electrode assembly, a can to house... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090111005 - Battery pack: A battery pack is constructed with a rechargeable battery, a protection circuit part that protects the battery when the battery is charged and discharged, and a switching unit that turns on or off a power source of the protection circuit part. Also, the battery pack may be constructed with a... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090111006 - Physical key to facilitate an inactive mode state-of-charge indicator within a battery: The invention provides a system and battery including a state-of-charge indicator (SOCI) to monitor and display the amount of charge within the battery. The SOCI is capable of operating in a hibernate mode, an active mode, and/or a sleep mode. The battery may be manufactured, shipped and/or stored with the... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)

20090111004 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery includes: a bare cell; a protection circuit board installed on an upper surface of the bare cell; and a lead plate to connect the protection circuit board with the bare cell, wherein the lead plate includes a substrate fixing part fixed to the protection circuit board, a... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090111007 - Battery system: A battery system includes a plurality of electric rechargeable cells which are stacked in a row and conductive members which electrically connect the electric rechargeable cells together. The electric rechargeable cells each has a gas exhaust port, and a positive electrode terminal and a negative electrode terminal which are disposed... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090111008 - Battery and portable electronic device employing same: A portable electronic device (100) includes a main body (10), two connecters (20), and a battery (30). The main body includes a battery receiving portion (13) defined therein. The two connecters are mounted to the main body, and are diagonally disposed across the battery receiving portion. The battery is detachably... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090111009 - Apparatus for supplying power to a motor vehicle: An apparatus for supplying power to a motor vehicle, in particular a passenger vehicle or motorcycle, has a plurality of electrochemical storage cells. At least one of the electrodes respectively situated in the storage cells is made of metal or is provided with a metal layer essentially over its entire... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090111010 - Battery pack and battery pack separator: The battery pack includes plural battery cells 1, and insulating separators 10 disposed between adjacent battery cells 1, where the plurality of battery cells 1 are disposed in a stacked configuration with a prescribed gap between adjacent battery cells 1. A separator 10 has a plural gas channels that enable... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090111011 - Electrode assembly and secondary battery having the same: An electrode assembly and a secondary battery having the same improve efficiency and stability of the secondary battery. The electrode assembly includes: a positive electrode plate having a positive electrode collector on which a positive electrode coating portion and a positive electrode non-coating portion are formed; a negative electrode plate... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090111014 - Liquid state lithium ion battery with aluminum-plastic complex film: A liquid state lithium ion battery with aluminum-plastic complex film includes an electrode assembly made up of anodes (1), cathodes (2) and diaphragms (3); electrolyte and aluminum-plastic complex film (4), wherein the electrode assembly is surrounded by frame (5), and the frame (5) is formed by injection mold with shaped... Agent: Anderson Tmp , Inc

20090111012 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery incoludes a positive electrode, a negative electrode including an anode active material layer formed on at least one side of a negative electrode current collector, an electrolyte, and a laminate-film casing member containing therein the positive electrode, the negative electrode, and the electrolyte. The electrolyte contains a... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP

20090111013 - Secondary battery with protection circuit module: A secondary battery with a protection circuit module having one of a hole and a groove containing a current interrupting device for compensating for the thickness of the PTC, so that an overall length of the secondary battery can be reduced. The current interrupting device may be a PTC, the... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090111015 - Modular battery system: A battery system includes a plurality of sleeves modularly coupled together by members provided on an exterior surface of the sleeves. Each of the sleeves is configured to contain an electrochemical cell and comprises an inner surface. A plurality of features extend from the inner surface to define a space... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090111016 - Cover plate assembly for lithium ion battery, battery case and battery using the same: The present invention discloses a cover plate for a lithium ion battery. The cover plate includes a cover body and a sealing piece. The cover body is provided with an infusion hole. At least part of the sealing piece is located inside the infusion hole and fitted tightly with the... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090111017 - Secondary battery: The secondary battery includes: a can, and electrode assembly disposed in the can; a protection circuit board disposed around an opening of the can, including an external connection terminal; a double-coated adhesive tape interposed between the can and the protection circuit board; a cap assembly including a cap-up, to seal... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090111018 - Battery pack: A battery pack to improve assembling reliability in a battery with a cover frame. The battery pack according to the present invention includes a rechargeable battery having at least one rounded lateral side; a cover frame including a frame surrounding each of lateral sides of the rechargeable battery, wherein more... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090111019 - Anode and battery: A battery capable of improving the cycle characteristics is provided. The battery includes a cathode, an anode, and an electrolytic solution. The electrolytic solution is impregnated in a separator provided between the cathode and the anode. The anode has a coat on an anode active material layer provided on an... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090111020 - Anode and method of manufacturing the same, and secondary battery: An anode and a secondary battery capable of improving the charge and discharge efficiency are provided. The anode includes an anode current collector, and an anode active material layer provided on the anode current collector. The anode active material layer has a plurality of anode active material particles containing at... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090111021 - High discharge rate batteries: Improved electrode compositions including fluorinated carbon materials. The electrode compositions can include combinations of subfluorinated carbon materials with more than 10 wt % electrically conducting material. The electrode compositions can also include combinations of subfluorinated carbon materials with a different fluorinated carbon material. These electrode compositions are suitable for use... Agent: Greenlee Winner And Sullivan P C

20090111022 - Electrode compositions and methods: Provided is an electrode composition comprising an active material that includes cobalt, tin, and carbon along with methods of making and using the same. Also provided are electrodes that include the provided electrode compositions, electrochemical cells that include the provided electrodes, and battery packs that include at least one of... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090111023 - Hydrogen storage alloys, hydrogen storage alloy electrode and nickel metal hydride battery using the alloys: A nickel metal hydride battery includes particles of hydrogen storage alloys in the negative electrode. Such hydrogen storage alloys have a composition expressed by a general formula: (LaaSmbAc)1-wMgwNixAlyTz. In the formula, A and T denote at least one element selected from the groups consisting of: Pr, Nd, and the like;... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090111024 - Lithium transition-metal phosphate powder for rechargeable batteries: Methods of manufacture and use of phosphates of transition metals are described as positive electrodes for secondary lithium batteries, including a process for the production of LiMPO4 with controlled size and morphology, M being FexCoyNizMnw, where 0≦x≦1, 0≦y≦1, 0≦w≦1, and x+y+z+w=1. According to an exemplary embodiment, a process is described... Agent: Brinks, Hofer, Gilson & Lione

20090111025 - Organic/inorganic composite microporous membrane and electrochemical device prepared thereby: Disclosed is an organic/inorganic composite porous separator comprising: (a) a polyolefin-based separator substrate; and (b) an active layer formed by coating at least one region selected from the group consisting of a surface of the substrate and a part of pores present in the substrate with a mixture of inorganic... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090111026 - Organic/inorganic composite separator having porous active coating layer and electrochemical device containing the same: An organic/inorganic composite separator includes (a) a polyolefin porous substrate having pores; and (b) a porous active layer containing a mixture of inorganic particles and a binder polymer, with which at least one surface of the polyolefin porous substrate is coated, wherein the porous active layer has a peeling force... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090111027 - Ionically conductive polymer for use in electrochemical devices: An ionically conductive polymer has the chemical structure 1 as shown herein. Examples of the polymer include 4,4′-(4-(1H-benzo[d]imidazol-2-yl)butane-2,2-diyl)diphenol, sulfonated poly(aryl ether sulfone) containing benzimidazole backbone, sulfonated poly(aryl ether sulfone) containing carboxylic acid backbone, and sulfonated poly(aryl ether sulfone) containing benzimidazole backbone from carboxylic acid containing sulfonated poly(aryl ether sulfone). The... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute

20090111028 - Organic electrolyte solution including vinyl-based compound and lithium battery using the same: An organic electrolyte solution includes a lithium salt; an organic solvent including a high permittivity solvent and a low boiling solvent; and a vinyl-based compound represented by Formula 1 below, wherein m and n are each independently integers of 1 to 10; X1, X2, and X3 each independently represent O,... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090111029 - Organic eletrolye solution including silane-based compound and lithium battery using the same: In Formula 1, m and n are each independently integers of from 1 to 30; and R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, and R8 are represented in the detailed description of the present invention. The organic electrolyte solution can be included in a lithium battery, so as to suppress... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090111030 - Power storage device: A power storage device of the present invention includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and an electrolyte. At least one of the positive electrode and the negative electrode includes an organic compound as an active material having a portion contributing to an oxidation-reduction reaction. The organic compound is crystalline... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090111031 - Anode active material, anode, and battery: A battery capable of improving the cycle characteristics is provided. The battery includes a cathode, an anode, and an electrolytic solution. The anode has an anode active material layer that contains an anode active material containing silicon on an anode current collector, and intensity ratio I1/I2 between peak intensity I1... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

  
04/23/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20090104476 - Fuel cell stack with asymmetric diffusion media on anode and cathode: The present invention provides a fuel cell having a first diffusion and a second diffusion media having a membrane electrode assembly disposed therebetween. The first diffusion media includes a first set of material characteristics and the second diffusion media includes a second set of material characteristics. The first set of... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff

20090104477 - Fuel cell and information device: The present invention relates to a fuel cell capable of transferring a power generation state and coupling information of the fuel cell to an external apparatus and relates to an information device capable of receiving power and information from the fuel cell. The fuel cell includes a fuel cell stack... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090104479 - Fuel cell with an ion wick: The present disclosure relates to a proton exchange membrane fuel cell comprising an ionically conductive liquid fuel solution, an anode configured to remain in contact with the fuel regardless of the orientation of the fuel cell, and a wicking material disposed within the fuel cell such that a part of... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc

20090104478 - Method for controlling the pressure in an anode of a fuel cell, and a fuel cell: The invention relates to a method for controlling the pressure in an anode (4) of a fuel cell (1), with hydrogen (2) being fed to the anode (4) via a feed-pressure control unit (33), and oxygen (3) or air being fed to the cathode (5), and a mixture (28), which... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20090104480 - Assisted stack anode purge at start-up of fuel cell system: A fuel cell system that enables an assisted anode purge upon start-up is provided. The fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack having a plurality of fuel cells with anodes and cathodes. The fuel cell stack has an anode supply manifold and an anode exhaust manifold in fluid communication... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20090104482 - Fuel cell system and method of operating the fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a first heating mechanism and a second heating mechanism. The first heating mechanism directly heats a reformer using some of an exhaust gas discharged from a fuel cell stack. The second heating mechanism supplies the remaining exhaust gas to a heat exchanger and indirectly heats... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090104483 - Fuel processing system: An integrated reformer and combustion apparatus for use in a fuel cell system comprises at least one reformer plate (3) at which in use a reforming reaction can take place and at least one combustion plate (1) at which in use a combustion reaction can take place. The plates are... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20090104481 - Methods and devices for hydrogen generation: Systems and methods for hydrogen generation based on the hydrolysis of a solid fuel are disclosed. The hydrogen generator comprises a fuel chamber for storing a solid chemical hydride, a chamber for storing a liquid reagent, and a liquid distributor disposed within the fuel chamber. The contact between the solid... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090104484 - Solid oxide fuel cell generation system and start up method thereof: The invention provides a solid oxide fuel cell generation system and a start up method thereof which heat up a reformer and a cell main body without any water and nitrogen gas, and start up for a short time until a power generation and without deteriorating a reliability of the... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090104485 - Auxiliary power unit for generating electrical power: An auxiliary power unit for generating electrical power. The auxiliary power unit includes a fuel cell system for combining hydrogen and oxygen to provide electrical power, and a system for storing and retrieving elemental hydrogen for supplying hydrogen to the fuel cell system. The storing and retrieving system contains at... Agent: Hartman & Hartman, P.C.

20090104486 - Fuel cell system: A fluid unit includes a heat exchanger, an evaporator, and a reformer. The fluid unit is provided in a third case unit. In the third case unit, an exhaust gas channel as a passage of an exhaust gas is provided. The exhaust gas channel includes a first channel for supplying... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090104487 - Fuel cell system including fuel processor and managing method thereof: A fuel cell system including a fuel processor, and a method of operating the fuel cell system, the fuel cell system includes: a reformer that reforms a hydrocarbon group fuel source into a reformed gas; a burner that heats the reformer; a CO remover unit that removes CO from a... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090104488 - Heat exchanger system comprising fluid circulation zones which are selectively coated with a chemical reaction catalyst: The invention relates to a plate (10a) intended to be integrated in a stack of plates in a heat exchanger system, the plate comprising a plurality of channels (38) distributed in rows (40), each row comprising side walls (42) arranged opposite one another and spaced apart from one another in... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20090104489 - Air breathing type polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell and operating method thereof: An air-breathing-type polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell and an operating method thereof capable of being stably started and operated by controlling an output current and temperature of a fuel cell stack in a predetermined range is controlled in a predetermined range so that the initial driving time of the system... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090104490 - Fuel cell system and initial driving method thereof: A fuel cell system is provided including a fuel cell stack and a starting controller. The fuel cell stack has output terminals for applying an output voltage. The starting controller is configured to control the output voltage applied across the output terminals of the fuel cell stack during a starting... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090104491 - Method for regulating the exhaust temperature of a fuel cell system: A method for controlling the exhaust gas temperature of a fuel cell system, the fuel cell system including a fuel cell having an anode and a cathode, and further including a fuel supply line for supplying H2-containing fuel to the anode, and an oxidant supply line for supplying O2-containing gas... Agent: Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC

20090104492 - Fuel cell system and method of computing fuel level: The present embodiments relate to a fuel cell system having a cartridge stored with liquid fuel and a method of computing a fuel level remained in the cartridge. A fuel cell system of the present embodiments includes: a fuel cartridge for storing fuel; a fuel cell stack for generating power... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090104493 - Energy supply system of an aircraft: The present invention relates to an energy supply system of an aircraft comprising a fuel cell and having one or more consumers which are or can be connected to the fuel cell such that they are supplied with energy directly or indirectly from the fuel cell in emergency operation as... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese, LLP

20090104494 - Creep-resistant ferritic steel: Provided is a ferritic steel that is particularly creep-resistant at temperatures from 600 to 1000° C. The ferritic steel comprising precipitations of an intermetallic phase of the Fe2(M, Si)-type or Fe7(M, Si)s-type, wherein M is a metal, particularly niobium, molybdenum, tungsten and/or tantalum. The precipitations being formed at high temperatures.... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20090104495 - Electrode assembly for a solid oxide fuel cell and method for making the same: An electrode assembly for a solid oxide fuel cell, the electrode assembly including a porous ceramic oxide matrix and an array of fluid conduits. The porous ceramic oxide matrix includes a labyrinth of reinforcing walls interconnected to one another. Each of the fluid conduits is formed from the porous ceramic... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP Bank Of America Plaza

20090104498 - Electrode catalyst layer for use in fuel cell: An electrode catalyst layer for use in a fuel cell, the layer having a composite particle material in which catalyst particles are supported on conductive particles, a proton conductive polymer and a metal oxide, wherein said metal oxide is non-particulate.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090104499 - Fuel cell power generating system and method of manufacturing the same: A fuel cell system has a membrane electrode composite including an anode, cathode and an electrolyte membrane sandwiched between the anode and the cathode. A lyophobic porous member is located adjacent to the anode, and an anode channel plate is also located adjacent to the porous member. A gas recovery... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090104497 - Fuel electrode catalyst, method for producing fuel electrode catalyst, fuel cell, and method for producing fuel cell: A fuel electrode catalyst includes: a solid solution of platinum (Pt) and molybdenum (Mo), a crystal structure of the solid solution being a face-centered cubic structure, and a component ratio of the molybdenum (Mo) in the solid solution being from 10 atom % (at %) to 20 atom % (at... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090104496 - Methanol fuel cells: The present invention relates to direct and reformate methanol fuel cells containing an anode comprising semiconductor layers. A semiconductor layer, preferably silicon or silicon carbide, is overlaid with a TiO2 layer. An open metal over-layer, preferably platinum optionally applied over a layer of inert metal such as gold, is deposited... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090104500 - Proton conductors: Proton conductivity has been shown in acceptor-doped rare earth orthoniobates and tantalates (LnNbO4 and LnTaO4) at high temperatures and in a humid atmosphere. The use of the materials as an electrolyte in a laboratory-scale fuel cell and water vapour sensor has been demonstrated. Results for Ca-doped LaNbO4 are given as... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

20090104506 - Flow field: An article bearing a flow field such as a distribution plate for use in a fuel cell is provided. The active portion of the article, i.e., the portion of the article bearing the flow field, comprises at least two subsections; a first central subsection and a second peripheral subsection; wherein... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090104503 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell has at least one engaging portion that protrudes from an outer edge of a cell and engages with a cell monitor so as to restrict movement of the cell monitor away from the cell. The cell has a plurality of engaging portions that are spaced apart from... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090104501 - Fuel cell system for generating electric power for a vehicle constructed of modules: A fuel cell system for generating electric power for a vehicle is constructed of modules. The modules being configured such that, depending on the space available in the vehicle, they are arranged in different directions and at different mutual distances above one another and/or side-by-side.... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090104502 - Fuel-cell system and method of estimating nitrogen concentration on fuel electrode of fuel cell: Nitrogen concentration in a fuel-cell stack is estimated more accurately, hence the life of the fuel-cell is prevented from being reduced by operation performed when the impurity concentration in the anode increases. The fuel-cell system comprises: stack temperature detection means for detecting the temperature of the fuel-cell stack; fuel electrode... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090104504 - Method for fabricating a connector for fuel cell system, connector and system obtained by such a method: t

20090104505 - Structure of a fuel cell stack: A structure of a fuel cell stack is disclosed in the present invention, comprising: a first cathode plate; a first fuel cell module; an anode channel plate; a second fuel cell module; and a second cathode plate stacked from top to bottom. Each of the fuel cell modules respectively includes:... Agent: Apex Juris, PLLC

20090104507 - Electrolyte membrane-electrode assembly and production method thereof: s

20090104508 - Membrane electrode assembly for fuel cell, preparing method for same, and fuel cell system including same: The membrane-electrode assembly for a fuel cell according to an embodiment includes an anode and a cathode facing each other, and a polymer electrolyte membrane interposed therebetween. At least one of the anode and cathode includes an electrode substrate, a microporous layer disposed on the electrode substrate, and a catalyst... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090104509 - Carrier for fuel cell, and catalyst, membrane-electrode assembly, and fuel cell system including the same: The present invention provides a carrier for a fuel cell including a cryogel-type carbon. A catalyst of the fuel cell includes the cryogel-type carbon and an active material. One of an anode and cathode of the fuel cell has the catalyst including cryogel-type carbon. The carrier for a fuel cell... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090104510 - Lithium rechargeable cell with reference electrode for state of health monitoring: A battery management system includes one or more lithium ion cells in electrical connection, each said cell comprising: first and second working electrodes and one or more reference electrodes, each reference electrode electronically isolated from the working electrodes and having a separate tab or current collector exiting the cell and... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20090104512 - Device having at least one electrochemical cell: b

20090104511 - System for cooling a vehicle battery and method of installing same: Prior to loading into a vehicle, a duct is attached to a battery such that the duct is moveable between a loading position and a post-loading position. Before the battery and duct are loaded into the vehicle, the duct is positioned in the loading position. After the battery and duct... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl

20090104514 - Battery lead: Motor vehicle battery lead with a first connection element for a battery pole, a second connection element for at least one consumer, and a flat conductor arranged between the first connection element and the second connection element. A modular construction with a high degree of flexibility is achieved, in that... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP

20090104513 - Conductive tab and battery pack having the same: A conductive tab includes a battery connecting part contacting a plurality of secondary batteries, a wire connecting part extended from the battery connecting part and connected to a wire, and at least one bending part formed in the battery connecting part. The bending part is coupled to the secondary battery... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090104515 - Lithium secondary battery: A lithium secondary battery of this invention includes: a positive electrode including a positive electrode active material; a negative electrode including a negative electrode active material; a separator; and a non-aqueous electrolyte. The negative electrode active material includes a first portion capable of absorbing and desorbing lithium ions and a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090104516 - Battery module and production method thereof: A first row of batteries and a second row of batteries both consisting of the same number of cylindrical batteries (2) arranged in parallel are held at both axial ends using holder frames (3). The holder frame (3) is formed as a rectangular parallelepiped by detachably coupling together an inner... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090104517 - Cathode active material and lithium ion secondary battery containing the same: A cathode material for a lithium secondary battery in which a primary particle constituting a secondary particle of a cathode active material comprises a particle mainly having a particle size of more than 0.1 μm and less than 0.5 μm, a specific surface area of the secondary particle is 1.1... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090104518 - Battery module comprising an energy storing element whereof the contact is activated by mutual layer tightening: The invention concerns a battery module comprising at least one element consisting of stacked layers, some layers having edges extending beyond the edges of other layers, thus forming projecting parts, and a tightening member maintaining the projecting parts of the layers tightly close together. The invention is characterized in that... Agent: Pauley Petersen & Erickson

20090104519 - Negative electrode for lithium rechargeable battery and lithium rechargeable battery adopting the same: Soft graphite is used as a shock absorbing material when the bulk of the metal-carbon combination active material particles expands by the charging of the battery, which inhibits the expansion of bulk in the active material layer as a whole, maintains and attains a conductive contact point between the active... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090104520 - Lithium-iron disulfide cell design: The invention relates to electrochemical cells having a jellyroll electrode assembly that includes a lithium-based negative electrode, a positive electrode with a coating comprising greater than about 94 wt. % of iron disulfide.... Agent: Michael C. Pophal Eveready Battery Company Inc

20090104521 - Storage battery and insulating material and battery container using the same: Further, an insulating material for electrode mounting to be used in a battery container which is made of a polyethylene terephthalate resin and a container having a lid member obtained by forming a polyester resin-coated aluminum sheet double-seamed attached to the opening of the body of a can are provided,... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20090104522 - Storage battery and production method thereof: A storage battery includes: a bottomed metal case (10) accommodating an electrolyte and a collector (7) having a flat plate connected to one side of an electrode assembly (5) containing a strip-shaped positive electrode plate (1), a strip-shaped negative electrode plate (2), and a separator (6); a sealing plate (11)... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090104523 - High elastic modulus polymer electrolytes suitable for preventing thermal runaway in lithium batteries: A polymer that combines high ionic conductivity with the structural properties required for Li electrode stability is useful as a solid phase electrolyte for high energy density, high cycle life batteries that do not suffer from failures due to side reactions and dendrite growth on the Li electrodes, and other... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20090104526 - Powder for positive electrode and positive electrode mix: The powder for a positive electrode of the present invention comprises a positive electrode active material powder comprising primary particles and aggregated particles of primary particles, 90% or more of particles out of primary particles and aggregated particles of primary particles in the powder having a particle diameter of 0.01... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090104524 - Process for producing battery electrodes, electrodes produced by this process, and batteries containing such electrodes: A process for producing at least one lead battery electrode (7) comprising a support (8) on which an active paste (9) is disposed, characterised in that the paste surface is in contact with a powder substance for the purpose of reducing surface wetness by a mechanical, chemical or physical action.... Agent: Ladas & Parry

20090104525 - Secondary battery and manufacturing method thereof: In a secondary battery, a positive metal foil having a laminated portion in which parts of the metal foil are laminated in close contact with each other, and a positive electrode current collector terminal member has a contact portion placed in close contact with at least one side of the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090104527 - Hydrogen storage alloy, its production method, hydrogen storage alloy electrode, and secondary battery: A hydrogen storage alloy containing a phase of a chemical composition defined by a general formula A5·xB1+xC24: wherein in the general formula A5·xB1+xC24, A denotes one or more element(s) selected from rare earth elements; B denotes one or more element(s) selected from a group consisting of Mg, Ca, Sr, and... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20090104529 - Electrode for lithium ion secondary battery: The present invention relates to an electrode for a lithium ion secondary battery having a material mixture containing active material particles capable of reversibly absorbing and desorbing lithium, and a current collector that carries the material mixture, wherein a surface of the current collector has recessed portions, and an area... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090104528 - Electrode for lithium secondary battery, lithium secondary battery and method for producing the same: An electrode for a lithium secondary battery including a sheet-like current collector and an active material layer carried on the current collector. The active material layer is capable of absorbing and desorbing lithium, and the active material layer includes a plurality of columnar particles having at least one bend. An... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090104530 - Lithium transition metal-based compound powder for positive electrode material in lithium rechargeable battery, method for manufacturing the powder, spray dried product of the powder, firing precursor of the powder, and positive electrode for lithium rech: There is provided a powder of a lithium transition-metal compound for a positive-electrode material in a lithium secondary battery, in which the use of the powder as that of a positive-electrode material in a lithium secondary battery achieves a good balance among improvement in battery performance, cost reduction, resistance to... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090104531 - Positive electrode active material powder: The positive electrode active material powder of the present invention is a positive electrode active material powder, including primary particles and aggregated particles of primary particles, wherein an average particle diameter of primary particles and aggregated particles of primary particles in the powder is 0.1 μm or more and 3... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090104532 - Cathode active material, cathode, and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A cathode active material has: a composite oxide particle containing at least lithium and one or a plurality of transition metals; and a coating layer provided on at least a part of the composite oxide particle. The coating layer contains at least one kind of element M differing from a... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP

20090104533 - Active material for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery comprising it: Disclosed are an active material for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery usable as a power source for backup, which has a large battery capacity and which may prevent the increase in the internal resistance after a storage test; and a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery comprising the active material. The active material... Agent: Kubovcik & Kubovcik

20090104534 - Electrode material, method of manufacturing thereof and nonaqueous lithium secondary battery: A crystal structure is provided to improve a characteristic of an electrode material, such as vanadium oxide. In the crystal structure, an amorphous state and a layered crystal state coexist at a predetermined ratio in a layered crystalline material such as vanadium oxide. In the layered crystalline material having such... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090104535 - Anode for a lithium rechargeable battery and lithium rechargeable battery using the same: An anode for a lithium rechargeable battery includes an active material layer that includes a metal-carbon composite active material including a carbonaceous active material and at least one active material selected from the group consisting of a metal or a metal oxide, graphite particles having surfaces that are coated or... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090104536 - Negative electrode for lithium ion secondary battery, method for producing the same, and lithium ion secondary battery using the same: A negative electrode for a lithium ion secondary battery including a current collector and an active material layer carried on the current collector, wherein the active material layer includes an active material represented by the general formula: LiaSiOx where 0.5≦a−x≦1.1 and 0.2≦x≦1.2; and the active material is obtained by vapor-depositing... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090104537 - Bilayer electrolyte for a lithium battery: The electrolyte comprises the layers N and P, each composed of a solid solution of an Li salt in a polymer material, the Li salt being the same in both layers, the polymer material content being at least 60% by weight, and the lithium salt content being from 5 to... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090104538 - Solid polymer electrolyte for lithium ion battery and lithium ion battery: where R1, R2, and R3 each independently represent a straight-chain or branched-chain lower alkyl group having one to eight carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having three to six carbon atoms, acryloyl, or methacryloyl; OA1, OA2, and OA3 each independently represent an oxyalkylene group having two to four carbon atoms; l... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

  
04/16/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20090098416 - Battery pack: A battery pack includes a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, a rigid covering member, and a protection circuit board. The secondary battery includes a battery element and a flexible covering member formed of a first laminated film composed of a first heat-bonding layer, a first metal layer, and a first outer... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP

20090098418 - Battery pack and method of fabricating the same: A battery pack and a method of fabricating the same. The battery pack includes a bare cell including an electrode terminal, a protection circuit board electrically connected to the bare cell, the protection circuit board including a plurality of metal tabs arranged at opposite ends thereof, and a case surrounding... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090098417 - Battery pack and method of manufacturing the same: A battery pack including a battery cell, a circuit board electrically connected to the battery cell, a first cover, and a second cover. The battery cell includes a battery element, a rectangular first packaging component, a recess, and a rectangular second packaging component. The battery element is housed in the... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP

20090098419 - Solid oxide fuel cell: A power generator includes a hydrogen generator that generates hydrogen in response to water vapor. A solid oxide fuel cell is coupled to the hydrogen generator for receiving hydrogen and is coupled to a source of oxygen.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090098420 - De-alloyed membrane electrode assemblies in fuel cells: Embodiments disclosed herein present a method for membrane electrode assembly (MEA) fabrication in fuel cells utilizing de-alloyed nanoparticle membranes as electrodes. A method for fabrication of a fuel cell electrode assembly, comprising: preparing a catalyst coated membrane, forming a membrane electrode assembly, assembling a fuel cell, and de-alloying the membrane... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20090098422 - Fuel cell power plant used as reformate generator: A method for operating a fuel cell power plant to provide end-use electricity, end-use heat and end-use reformate includes the steps of providing a fuel cell power plant that consumes reformate to provide electricity and heat, said fuel cell power plant having a nominal reformate flow rate and including a... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C.

20090098421 - Hydrogen-catalyst reactor: A power source and hydride reactor is provided comprising a reaction cell for the catalysis of atomic hydrogen to form novel hydrogen species and compositions of matter comprising new forms of hydrogen, a source of atomic hydrogen, a source of a hydrogen catalyst comprising a reaction mixture of at least... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090098424 - Hydrogen producing apparatus and fuel cell system using the same: A hydrogen producing apparatus according to the present invention includes a hydrogen-generating-material containing vessel 1 for containing a hydrogen generating material, a water containing vessel 2 for containing water, a water supply portion for supplying water from the water containing vessel 2 to the hydrogen-generating-material containing vessel 1, a hydrogen... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090098423 - Hydrogen storage materials and hydrogen fuel cells: Hydrogen storage materials are provided that may be capable of a hydrogenated state and dehydrogenated state. The hydrogen storage material comprises a plurality of hydrogen storage molecular units. Each hydrogen storage molecular unit comprises a transition metal bonded to one or more elements from period 2 of the periodic table,... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (mot)

20090098425 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes at least: a hydrogen generator (4) which is supplied with a raw material to generate a fuel gas containing hydrogen; a humidifier (5) which is supplied with the fuel gas, generated in the hydrogen generator, to humidify the fuel gas by utilizing heat energy and... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090098426 - Fuel cell operation system and valve open amount calculation method in the fuel cell operation system: FC current control in a fuel cell operation system can be roughly divided into two parts. The first part executes a total air feed amount calculation step, an FC air amount calculation step, and a bypass air amount calculation step. These steps are executed by using a stoichiometry map and... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090098427 - Fuel cell power plant diverting air in response to low demand: A fuel cell system, which may be powering a vehicle propulsion system (159), includes a fuel cell power plant having a stack (151) including a plurality of fuel cells (12), each having a cathode (19) and anode (17) separated by a membrane (16), and an air pump (174) connected to... Agent: M.p. Williams

20090098428 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack consisting of a plurality of fuel cell units, a flow-distributing device, and a flow-confluence device; a fuel container; a housing encompassing and protecting the fuel cell stack and the fuel container; and a fan mounted on the housing for providing air... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090098429 - Fuel cartridge for fuel cell, and fuel cell: A fuel cartridge for a fuel cell, includes a fuel receiving container and liquid fuel to be received in the container, wherein the liquid fuel contains at least one type selected from the group consisting of methanol, ethanol and dimethyl ether and at least one organic compound selected from the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090098430 - Membrane-electrode assemblies and long-life fuel cells: f

20090098432 - Flow distributor plate: The present invention relates to a flow distributor plate comprising an electronically conductive region perforated by a plurality of apertures (3), wherein one face of said perforated region is provided with electronically conductive elastically displaceable baffles (12) distributed thereon and extending therefrom. Also provided is a bi-polar unit which comprises... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090098434 - Fuel cell and method for producing the same: A fuel cell including a separator (40), a porous body (27) through which reaction gas flows, and a power generating unit (20) having a built-in seal gasket, in which the porous body (27) has a prevention section (50) formed on its outer perimeter, the porosity of the prevention section (50)... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090098431 - Method of producing fuel cell separator, and fuel cell: The present invention provides a method of producing a fuel cell separator in which at least a portion of a premolded article composed of a thermosetting resin and a carbon material, or a thermoplastic resin and a carbon material is provided with hydrophilicity, including the steps of: (1) treating the... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090098433 - Solid oxide fuel cell and separator: A solid oxide fuel cell is formed by arranging a fuel electrode layer and an air electrode layer on both surfaces of a solid electrolyte, respectively, a fuel electrode current collector and an air electrode current collector outside the fuel electrode layer and the air electrode layer, respectively, and separators... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090098435 - Fuel cells: In a fuel cell stack, each separator is constructed by sequentially stacking and joining an anode-facing plate 42, a middle plate 43, and a cathode-facing plate 44. The anode-facing plate 42 has multiple hydrogen inlets 422i arranged in a two-dimensionally distributed manner on its plate surface. This arrangement effectively prevents... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090098438 - Ion conductive material, conductive film for fuel cell, film electrode bonded body and fuel cell: A novel ion conductive material is provided. The ion conductive material composed of an amorphous material is employed.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090098437 - Polybenzimidazole-base complex, crosslinked material of polybenzoxazines formed thereof, and fuel cell using the same: A polybenzimidazole-base complex includes a polybenzimidazole-based material and a base, wherein a peak corresponding to NH of an imidazole ring of the polybenzimidazole-based material does not appear at a chemical shift of 12 to 15 ppm in a 1H nuclear magnetic resonance (1H-NMR) spectrum of the polybenzimidazole-base complex. A crosslinked... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090098436 - Power generation cell for solid electrolyte fuel cell: Provided is a power generation cell for a solid electrolyte fuel cell, in which a lanthanum gallate-based electrolyte is used as a solid electrolyte. Use of alternative energy for replacing petroleum can be promoted and it is possible to use waste heat using the solid electrolyte fuel cell, thus the... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090098439 - Fuel cell and fuel cell stack: A fuel cell includes a plurality of electrolyte electrode assemblies and a pair of separators sandwiching the electrolyte electrode assemblies. The separator has first protrusions and second protrusions. The first protrusions form a fuel gas channel for supplying a fuel gas along an electrode surface of an anode in a... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090098440 - Microporous layer: A component for use in assembling a membrane electrode assembly comprises a microporous layer supported on a transfer substrate, wherein the microporous layer comprises carbon particles and a hydrophobic polymer, and a polymer layer is present on the microporous layer. A process for preparing a component for use in assembling... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090098441 - Materials for fuel cell electrode and fuel cell: Materials of a fuel cell electrode are provided as a fuel cell electrode on front and/or rear surface of an electrolyte membrane 1, and include catalyst particles formed by including precious metal particles containing Pt in a porous inorganic material 3, and a proton-conductive substance. The precious metal particles 2... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090098442 - Hierarchical mesoporous carbon, method of manufacturing the same, and fuel cell using the same: A hierarchical mesoporous carbon is provided in which a total volume of mesopores of the hierarchical mesoporous carbon is 80% or greater of a total volume of pores of the hierarchical mesoporous carbon; a volume of mesopores with a average diameter greater than 20 nm and no greater than 50... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090098443 - Battery pack and method for producing the same: A battery pack includes a battery including a battery element covered with a packaging member, a battery protection circuit board, a covering material, and a rippable portion formed in a part of the covering material. The battery element includes a positive electrode and a negative electrode which are spirally wound... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP

20090098444 - Level monitoring system: In order to provide an improved level monitoring system for monitoring the electrolyte fill level of an accumulator, the present invention proposes a level monitoring system having a level monitoring device and a signal output device (10) which is arranged in a separate housing, receives signals representing the fill level... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090098445 - Cap assembly, secondary battery having the same, methods of manufacturing cap assembly and secondary battery: A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly, in which two electrodes and a separator interposed between the two electrodes are stacked and wound, a can accommodating the electrode assembly, and a cap assembly arranged on the top of the electrode assembly. The cap assembly includes an upper cap having a... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090098446 - Secondary battery: The secondary battery of this invention includes: an electrode assembly comprising a first electrode and a second electrode which are wound or laminated with only a heat-resistant porous insulating layer interposed between the first electrode and the second electrode; and a first current collector plate electrically connected to the first... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090098448 - Composite negative electrode active material for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and method for preparing the same, and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery including the same: The present invention can provide a composite negative electrode active material including a fused matter of a graphite material and a graphitizable carbon material undergoing graphitization. Such a composite negative electrode active material is prepared by heating a mixture of a graphite material and a graphitizable carbon material undergoing graphitization... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090098447 - Resin composition for fuel cell separator, and fuel cell separator: The present invention provides a resin composition for fuel cell separator, comprising: (A) an epoxy resin; (B) a curing agent; (C) a curing accelerator; and (D) a carbon material, wherein the epoxy resin (A) or the curing agent (B) has a softening temperature of from 40 to 90° C., and... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090098449 - Microporous polyolefin membrane, and method of producing the same: The present invention provides a microporous polyolefin membrane of high permeability and novel structure, and also provides a method of producing the same, wherein its average pore size is gradually decreases from at least one membrane surface towards its center. The method of producing the microporous polyolefin membrane comprises the... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

20090098450 - Multi-layer, microporous polyolefin membrane, its production method, and battery separator: (1) a combination of a microporous layer made of a polyethylene resin and a microporous layer made of polypropylene and a heat-resistant resin having a melting point or a glass transition temperature of 170° C. or higher, or (2) a combination of a microporous layer made of a polyethylene resin... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090098451 - Lithium ion secondary battery: In a lithium ion secondary battery including a flat-plate electrode assembly which is configured by stacking the positive electrode, the separator, and the negative electrode in the thickness direction thereof, each of the positive electrode and the negative electrode includes a current collector and an active material layer. Each of... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090098453 - Anode of lithium battery, method for fabricating the same, and lithium battery using the same: An anode of a lithium battery includes a carbon nanotube film, the carbon nanotube film includes a plurality of tangled carbon nanotubes. A method for fabricating an anode of a lithium battery, the method includes the steps of:(a) providing a plurality of carbon nanotubes; (b) adding the plurality of carbon... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090098452 - Battery case: The present invention provides a battery including a case and a battery cell accommodated in the case. The case is divided in a thicknesswise direction of the battery cell into a first case and a second case. The first and second cases have joint portions formed along peripheries thereof for... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090098454 - Spherical electrolytic manganese dioxide and alkaline primary battery using the same: An object is to provide an electrolytic manganese dioxide with optimized properties, and a high capacity alkaline primary battery with excellent high-rate discharge characteristics. Disclosed is a spherical electrolytic manganese dioxide having an average circularity of 0.89 or more. The loss on heating from 200 to 400° C. of the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090098455 - Battery structure: A battery structure includes a main body and a pulling member. The main body has a first outer surface and a second outer surface which are parallel to each other. The pulling member is connected to the first outer surface and the second outer surface and forms a holding portion... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20090098456 - Non-aqueous electrolyte solution and lithium secondary battery including the same: A non-aqueous electrolyte solution, including a lithium salt, an organic solvent, one or more succinic acid anhydride compounds, and one or more trialkylsilyl borate compounds.... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20090098458 - Anode and battery: A battery capable of obtaining superior cycle characteristics and safety is provided. The battery includes a cathode, an anode, and an electrolytic solution. The electrolytic solution is impregnated in a separator provided between the cathode and the anode. The anode has an insulative coat on an anode active material layer... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090098459 - Electrochemical element, and method and apparatus for manufacturing electrode thereof: A method for manufacturing an electrode of an electrochemical element includes: (A) forming an active material layer on a current collector; and (B) providing lithium to the active material layer. The A step and the B step are carried out in continuous space.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090098457 - Electrode for secondary battery, manufacturing method thereof and secondary battery employing the same: Provided are an electrode for a secondary battery employing an active material layer having improved thickness uniformity by printing low-viscosity ink on the active material layer, a manufacturing method of the electrode, and a secondary battery having improved electrode capacity due to the employing of the electrode. The electrode includes... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090098460 - Negative plate for lithium ion batteries and a method of preparing the same: In one aspect, a negative plate for a battery comprises a negative current collector coated with a negative active material. The negative current collector comprises a conductive non-woven fabric. In another aspect, a method for preparing a negative plate for a battery comprises coating a negative active material onto a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090098461 - Positive electrode for an electrochemical generator with an alkaline electrolyte:

20090098462 - Alkaline dry battery: In order to provide an alkaline dry battery which enables to improve the operational stability of digital equipment by suppressing the progress of polarization during heavy load pulse discharge while maintaining the excellent heavy load discharge characteristics, and has an excellent reliability in terms of the leakage resistance and the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090098463 - Anode of lithium battery, method for fabricating the same, and lithium battery using the same: An anode of a lithium battery includes a free-standing carbon nanotube film, the carbon nanotube film comprising a plurality of carbon nanotubes, the carbon nanotubes are substantially parallel to a surface of the carbon nanotube film. A method for fabricating an anode of a lithium battery, the method includes the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090098464 - Reactive polymer-supporting porous film for battery separator and use thereof: The invention further provides a method of manufacturing a battery which comprises layering electrodes on the reactive polymer-supporting porous film to obtain an electrode/reactive polymer-supporting porous film layered body; placing the electrode/reactive polymer-supporting porous film layered body in a battery container; introducing an electrolytic solution containing a cationic polymerization catalyst... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090098465 - Microporous membrane and manufacturing method: A microporous membrane having excellent properties which is produced by extruding a combination of a diluent or solvent and a polyolefin resin composition comprising (a) from about 40 to about 60% of a first polyethylene resin having a weight average molecular weight of from about 2.5×105 to about 4×105 and... Agent: Exxonmobil Chemical Company

20090098466 - Method for manufacturing solid electrolyte with high ion-conductivity: The method comprises the steps of hydrolyzing a zirconium salt or an oxyzirconium salt in a solution including a solvent including water, polyvinyl alcohol, and the zirconium salt or the oxyzirconium salt, removing the solvent, and contacting with alkali. The hydrolysis may be carried out by heating to 50° C.... Agent: Berenato, White & Stavish, LLC

  
04/09/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20090092860 - Battery pack: A battery pack has a unit cell including a battery case having an opening and made of metal and including a sealing plate closing and sealing the opening of the battery case and made of metal, a circuit board having a safety circuit, and a holding member holding the circuit... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090092859 - Electrode assembly, secondary battery having the electrode assembly, and methods of manufacturing the electrode assembly: An electrode assembly which prevents materials from being damaged and improves safety by joining a plate and an electrode tab created by a high-frequency induction heating method. Also included is a secondary battery using the electrode assembly. The electrode assembly is formed by stacking and winding a positive electrode plate... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090092861 - Integrated fuel cell controller for devices: Power unit for an electronic device and process for control and regulation of an electronic device powered by a fuel cell. Power unit includes a fuel cell having a low output voltage between 0.3 and 1V, and a conversion device coupled to the fuel cell to convert an input voltage... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090092862 - Integrated self contained sensor assembly: A self-contained sensor assembly including a hybrid power module, a transceiver and one or more sensors or detectors. The hybrid power module of the sensor assembly includes a fuel cell and an electronic storage device that may be charged by the fuel cell.... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc

20090092863 - Fuel cell membrane humidifier plate design: A plate for a membrane humidifier for a fuel cell system is disclosed, wherein the plate includes a top layer formed from a diffusion medium and a bottom layer formed from a diffusion medium with an array of substantially planar elongate ribbons disposed therebetween.... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20090092865 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell stack configured to have a plurality of unit fuel cells arranged on an identical plane; a chassis configured to cover at least one side of said fuel cell stack via an air flow space; and a condensation water holding member configured to... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090092864 - Replenishing fuel cell powered portable devices: Portable electronic devices such as portable telephones, portable computers and the like may obtain power from fuel cells that consume fuel from fuel reservoirs of the portable devices. A network of fueling stations permits users of portable devices to main the devices operational by frequently topping up the fuel reservoirs.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090092868 - Fuel cell system and control method thereof: It is prevented that when a system is left unused, carried carbon ion a cathode-side catalyst to lower a power generation performance. The molar quantities of hydrogen and oxygen in a fuel gas supply/discharge system and an oxidizing gas supply/discharge system with respect to a fuel cell are calculated, and... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090092867 - Fuel cell system and method for operating a fuel cell system: A method for operating a fuel cell system includes: disconnecting a connection between a cell and an electrical load, driving a fan and a circulation pump so as to circulate the fuel in a route from a buffer unit to the buffer unit through an anode electrode of the cell... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090092866 - Startup method for fuel cell stack structure, temperature control method for fuel cell stack structure, and fuel cell stack structure: A fuel cell stack structure and a method of starting up the fuel cell stack structure are disclosed. The fuel cell stack structure includes a stack of a plurality of solid electrolyte fuel cells, each equipped with a solid electrolyte simplex cell accommodated in a cell space surrounded by a... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090092869 - Apparatus for generating hydrogen and fuel cell power generation system having the same: An apparatus for generating hydrogen by dissociating an electrolyte solution includes: an electrolyte bath, in which an outlet is formed, and which contains the electrolyte solution; an anode coupled to the electrolyte bath that generates electrons; a cathode coupled to the electrolyte bath that receives the electrons from the anode... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090092870 - Fuel cell system: To provide a fuel cell system of dead end type capable of generating power with high efficiency. A fuel cell system 1 has a fuel cell 2 and pressure controlling means 9 that controls the pressure of a fuel gas. The fuel cell 2 is operated in a state where... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090092872 - Fuel cell stack and method of producing its separator plates: A cell of a fuel cell includes a membrane electrode assembly, and metal first and second separators which sandwich the membrane electrode assembly to form gas flow paths disposed on each side of the membrane electrode assembly. A back surface of the first separator and a back surface of the... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20090092871 - Power supply apparatus: The power supply apparatus includes a power supply unit, a piezoelectric element for transferring heat of the power supply unit to a floor panel, and an element power supply control circuit for controlling application of a voltage to the piezoelectric element. The piezoelectric element is placed between the power supply... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090092873 - Fuel cell stack: There are provided a coupling structure of a fuel cell stack capable of precisely and rapidly assembling a stack by a predetermined height. The fuel cell stack includes a membrane electrode assembly for generating electricity, separators disposed on both sides of the membrane electrode assembly, first and second end plates... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090092878 - Current-collecting composite plate for fuel cell and fuel cell fabricated using same: A current-collecting composite plate for a fuel cell configured with unit cells according to the present invention, which comprises: an insulator layer; and a plurality of pairs of conductor layers, the conductor layers being bonded to the insulator layer to be spaced apart from each other by a predetermined distance,... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090092876 - Fuel cell: A membrane electrode assembly 10 includes a solid electrolyte membrane 1 made of high polymer material, and a fuel electrode 2 and an air electrode 3 laminated at both sides of the solid electrolyte membrane 1. A fuel tank 11 is composed by fixing a box-like container 12 to the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090092875 - Fuel cell, membrane electrode assembly: An acid resistant composite catalyst comprising dumbbell-shaped composite nanoparticles each comprising a noble metal nanoparticle epitaxially conjugated to a ferrite particle, and/or flower-shaped composite nanoparticles each comprising a noble metal nanoparticle epitaxially conjugated to at least two ferrite particles. The acid resistant composite catalyst is useful to facilitate the reduction... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090092879 - Fuel cells with sputter deposited pt and pt alloy electrodes: The present application is directed to a fabrication method to reduce Pt loading in fuel cells through the use of thin film electrodes by increasing Pt utilization and the use of more active Pt alloys that can be easily and inexpensively fabricated by sputter deposition. Pt and Pt alloy thin... Agent: Capitol Ip, PLLC

20090092877 - Solid oxide fuel cell and manufacturing method thereof: A solid oxide fuel cell supplied with a fuel gas and an oxidant gas, including a single cell 4 having a plate-like electrolyte 41, an cathode 42 formed on an upper surface of the electrolyte 41, and a anode 43 formed on a lower surface of the electrolyte 41; a... Agent: Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery

20090092874 - Stable hydrophilic coating for fuel cell collector plates: One embodiment of the invention includes a product including a fuel cell component including a coating thereon, the coating comprising nanoparticles comprising titanium oxide or titanium containing compounds derived therefrom.... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.

20090092880 - Method for preparing homogeneously sulfonated poly (ether ether ketone) membranes by the casting method using organic solvents: The present invention relates to a method for preparing PEEK electrolyte membrane which is sulfonated homogeneously by employing organic solvent casting method. The method of preparing PEEK according to the present invention consists of steps of: dissolving the dried PEEK in methyl sulfonic acid solution; diluting the prepared solution with... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.

20090092881 - Proton conducting electrolyte and electrochemical cell using same: A proton conductive electrolyte (20) is made of AB(1−x)MxO3 structure perovskite, and is characterized in that: the B is Ce; the M is a metal having valence that is smaller than +4; and an average of an ion radius of the M is less than an ion radius of Tm3+... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090092884 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell body has an anode having an anode-side separator with projections and depressions formed on its surface, a cathode, and a membrane electrode assembly disposed between the anode and the cathode, and the fuel cell body is disposed in a container for storing liquid fuel so that at... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090092883 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system is provided, the system comprising: a fuel cell (1) configured to generate electric power by use of a fuel gas; a reformer (2) configured to generate the fuel gas by reforming a raw material; a combustion burner (2a) configured to supply heat for reforming; a raw... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090092882 - Fuel cell with flow-through porous electrodes: A microfluidic fuel cell with flow-through architecture is provided. The anode and the cathode are porous electrodes and comprise an interstitial pore network. A virtual insulator is located between the electrodes, in an electrolyte channel. The virtual insulator is comprised of a co-laminar flow of an electrolyte. An inlet directs... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20090092886 - Composite multilayer seal for pem fuel cell applications and method for constructing the same: A composite seal having a multilayer elastomeric construction and method for constructing the same is provided. More specifically, the present invention provides a composite seal comprised of a low-durometer elastomer compliant layer coated with, or alternatively encapsulated by, a thin protective layer for securely sealing a bipolar plate and a... Agent: Patent Docket Administrator Lowenstein Sandler PC

20090092885 - Seal for a fuel cell support: A unit for use in a fuel cell stack, the unit comprising a porous metal support with a seal made by local fusion and-having a seal depth that extends from the upper surface of the porous metal support to at least the bottom surface of the porous metal support, and... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090092887 - Nanoparticle coated electrode and method of manufacture: An electrode comprising a primary and secondary metal nanoparticle coating on a metallic substrate is prepared by dispersing nanoparticles in a solvent and layering them onto the substrate, followed by heating. The enhanced surface area of the electrode due to the catalytic nanoparticles is dramatically enhanced, allowing for increased reaction... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090092888 - Electrode catalyst for fuel cell and production process of the same: An electrode catalyst according to the present invention for fuel cell is an electrode catalyst for fuel cell in which catalytic particles comprising platinum and cobalt are loaded on a conductive support, and is characterized in that a compositional (molar) ratio of said catalytic particles is platinum:cobalt=3:1-5:1: In the range... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090092889 - Lithium secondary battery: Provided is a lithium secondary battery which is stable to penetration of a sharp object, which may occur by external impact. The lithium secondary battery comprises an electrode assembly which is formed by winding a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate, and a separator disposed between the first electrode... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090092890 - Frame structure for collecting a plurality of batteries: A frame structure for collecting a plurality of batteries comprises a cover covers one end surface of the batteries with positive and negative terminals, and the positive and negative terminals of the batteries are protruded out of the cover. A base is provided for collecting the batteries. A plurality of... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia

20090092891 - Secondary battery: A side case coupled to a secondary battery in a sliding manner to cover sides of the secondary battery. The secondary battery includes: a rectangular prism battery body; a guide member arranged in a lengthwise direction of one of the pair of the sides of the battery body; a first... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090092892 - Anode and method of manufacturing the same, and battery and method of manufacturing the same: An anode capable of improving charge-discharge efficiency, and a method of manufacturing the anode, and a battery using the anode are provided. An anode 22 has a configuration in which an anode active material layer 22B is arranged on an anode current collector 22A. The anode active material layer 22B... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090092893 - Microporous polymer membrane: The invention relates to a microporous membrane which comprises polyethylene, the microporous membrane having a differential pore volume curve with an area under the curve over the range of pore diameters of from about 100 nm to about 1,000 nm that is 25% or more of a total area under... Agent: Exxonmobil Chemical Company

20090092895 - Dummy cell for battery pack and molding apparatus for manufacturing battery pack: A dummy cell for a battery pack and a mold for manufacturing the same, the dummy cell including: a pair of opposing circular plates; a pair of opposing lateral plates extending between the circular plates and connected to opposing edges of the circular plates; and a reinforcement unit extending between... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090092894 - Rechargeable battery and battery module: A rechargeable battery having electrical stability includes an electrode assembly, a case, a cap assembly, and a spacer. The electrode assembly includes an anode, a cathode, and a separator interposed between the anode and the cathode. The case has an opening in which the electrode assembly is inserted and has... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090092896 - Battery pack: A battery pack including: a bare cell having first and second electrode terminals; a holder positioned on a first side of the bare cell, comprising first fastening portions; a protective circuit assembly seated in the holder; and a cover to cover the protective circuit assembly and the bare cell, the... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090092897 - Cap assembly and secondary battery using the same: A cap assembly for a secondary battery in which an insulating member is disposed in a partial or entire terminal plate, resulting in improved stability. The cap assembly includes a terminal plate. The terminal plate includes an insulating member disposed in a partial or entire region of the terminal plate... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090092898 - Electrode assembly and secondary battery having the same: The electrode assembly includes a positive electrode plate and a negative electrode plate, and a film separator interposed between the positive and negative electrode plate to prevent a short circuit. A ceramic layer is formed between the positive electrode collector and the film separator or between the negative electrode coating... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090092899 - Nan0-sized silicon: A method includes combining fumed silicon oxide with a metal to form silicon having an average particle size of less than approximately 100 nm. The silicon can be incorporated into an anode of a lithium ion cell.... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20090092900 - Heat-resistant insulating layer-provided separator and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A heat-resistant insulating layer-provided separator includes a polyolefin layer and a heat-resistant insulating layer formed on one or both surfaces of the polyolefin layer and containing a heat-resistant resin and an oxidation-resistant ceramic particle. The heat-resistant insulating layer contains the oxidation-resistant ceramic particle in a proportion of from 60 to... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP

20090092901 - Ti-ni alloy-ni sulfide element for combined current collector-electrode: The present invention relates to a superelastic alloy-Ni sulfide element for a combined current collector-electrode in which Ti—Ni based alloy is used as a current collector and Ni sulfide is used as electrode material, the Ni sulfide being formed on the Ti—Ni based alloy by forming a Ni thin film... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090092902 - Plastic crystal electrolyte for lithium batteries: A solid ionic electrolyte having a neutral organic plastic crystal matrix doped with an ionic salt may be used in an electrochemical device having an anode comprising a Li-containing material having an electrochemical potential within about 1.3 V of lithium metal. Electrochemical devices are disclosed having a cathode, an anode... Agent: National Research Council Of Canada 1200 Montreal Road

20090092903 - Low cost solid state rechargeable battery and method of manufacturing same: A solid state Li battery and an all ceramic Li-ion battery are disclosed. The all ceramic battery has a solid state battery cathode comprised of a mixture of an active cathode material, an electronically conductive material, and a solid ionically conductive material. The cathode mixture is sintered. The battery also... Agent: Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz Intellectual Property Department

  
04/02/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20090087706 - Fuel cell power generation system: A fuel cell power generation system that includes: a hydrogen generating apparatus which generates hydrogen; a fuel electrode, of which a portion is coupled to the hydrogen generating apparatus so as to receive the hydrogen and dissociate the hydrogen into hydrogen ions and electrons, and in which a fuel channel... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090087708 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system according to this invention comprises: a pressurizing valve (2a) provided on a cooling water circulation path; a reservoir tank (5) into which the cooling water flows through a pipe (4) when the pressurizing valve (2a) is open; an air supply pipe (13) that is connected to... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090087707 - Preheating heat exchanger for a fuel cell: The invention relates to a heat exchanger for a hot fuel cell. The heat exchanger includes a first flow circuit for receiving a cool air stream and a second flow circuit for receiving a hot fluid coming from the cell, the first and second flow circuits having common surfaces for... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20090087709 - Co-crushed mixture of an active material and of a conductive material, preparation methods and uses thereof: A mixture of particles having a carrier based on at least one active material M1 of average size T1 and of specific surface S1 on which are bonded, via physical and/or chemical bonds, particles of at least an electronically conductive material M2 of average size T2 and of specific surface... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, PC

20090087710 - Bipolar unit for fuel cell provided with porous current collectors: The invention describes a bipolar unit consisting of a pair of metal plates at least one of which is corrugated, fixed by continuous and hydraulically impervious connections, and provided on the external surfaces thereof with porous electric current collectors also suitable for the distribution of the gaseous reactants. The collector... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090087712 - Fabrication method of thin film solid oxide fuel cells: A silicon-based solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) with high surface area density in a limited volume is provided. The structure consists of a corrugated nano-thin film electrolyte and a silicon supportive layer on a two-stage silicon wafer through-hole to maximize the electrochemically active surface area within a given volume. The... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm

20090087711 - Fuel cell electrode, fuel cell, and fuel cell stack: This invention provides an electrode for a fuel battery, which can improve both current collection properties and oxidizing gas and/or fuel feedability by allowing produced water to be more easily removed, and a cell for a fuel battery, and a stack for a fuel battery. The electrode for a fuel... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090087713 - Membrane catalyst layer assembly with reinforcing films, membrane electrode assembly with reinforcing files, and polymer electrolyte fuel cells: A membrane-catalyst layer assembly with reinforcing films including a solid polymer electrolyte membrane 2, a catalyst layer 3 formed on each surface of the electrolyte membrane 2, and a reinforcing film 4 located on each surface of a membrane-catalyst layer assembly having the electrolyte membrane and the catalyst layers. Each... Agent: Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery Mark W. Hetzler

20090087714 - Tubular fuel cell module: A fuel cell module that includes: a plurality of tubular fuel cells, each of which contains a cylindrically shaped inner electrode that exhibits conductivity, a first catalyst layer, an electrolyte layer, and a second catalyst layer laminated sequentially to the outer peripheral surface of the inner electrode, and an external... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090087715 - Polymer electrolyte membrane and membrane-electrode assembly for fuel cell and fuel cell system including same: A polymer electrolyte membrane is provided with a cation exchange resin and a mineral additive including an exfoliated layered silicic acid-based clay. The polymer electrolyte membrane includes the nano-sized exfoliated mineral additive dispersed in the polymer electrolyte membrane, and thereby fuel cross-over can be effectively suppressed by the small amount... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090087720 - Fuel cell and fastening device for fuel cell: A fuel cell includes: two end plates that sandwich a cell stack from both ends thereof in a stacking direction; a side member that defines a distance between the two end plates; a connecting bolt that connects the end plates and the side member by a bolt axial force acting... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090087717 - Fuel cell, method and apparatus for manufacturing fuel cell: A fuel cell (stack or a single cell) includes a cell module to which an aging process that progresses initial creep has been applied such that creep during use is reduced compared with a cell module to which the aging process has not been applied. A manufacturing method of a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090087716 - Nanotube assembly, bipolar plate and process of making the same: One embodiment of the invention includes an assembly of metal oxide comprising valve metal oxide nanotubes.... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.

20090087719 - Noise eliminator for fuel cell: A noise eliminator for a fuel cell has a noise elimination chamber that is filled with a noise elimination material, and also has discharge gas flow piping penetrating the noise elimination chamber and having holes in the peripheral wall of the piping and through which gas charged from the fuel... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090087718 - Separator and fuel cell stack using the same: Disclosed is a separator for a fuel cell stack. The separator includes a plate having a first opening and a second opening on a surface thereof. A field or a channel is formed on the surface of the plate. The field has a first end and a second end. A... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090087730 - Battery device and all-solid lithium-ion secondary battery: A battery device comprises a first lead board having one surface and the other surface, a second lead board having one surface and the other surface, the one surface of the second lead board facing the one surface of the first lead board through a spacing, a first terminal electrode... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090087731 - Lithium secondary battery: A lithium secondary battery includes: a positive electrode having a positive electrode active material layer disposed on a positive electrode current collector, the positive electrode active material layer containing a positive electrode binder and a positive electrode active material containing a layered lithium-transition metal composite oxide; a negative electrode having... Agent: Kubovcik & Kubovcik

20090087732 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery is provided including an electrode assembly having a positive electrode plate, a negative electrode plate, and a separator between the two plates. A can is provided for housing the electrode assembly, the can including depressions protruding inward from a side surface of the can, wherein the depressions... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090087734 - Battery pack: Positive and negative terminals formed on a top face of a unit cell and positive and negative terminals formed on a surface of a circuit board opposed to the unit cell are electrically connected to each other by connectors. The connectors each include an elastic body formed from an elastic... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090087733 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly, a case, a cap assembly, and a current collecting plate. The electrode assembly includes an anode, a cathode, and a separator interposed between the anode and the cathode. The case houses the electrode assembly and has an opening and has a closed end.... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090087735 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery having a current collector plates that a have a stable and reliable connection to an uncoated portion of one of the anode and the cathode of the electrode assembly. The rechargeable battery includes the electrode assembly, a case, a cap assembly, and the current collecting plates. The... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090087736 - Sealed battery: A sealed battery including: an electrode assembly 11 having multiple positive electrode substrates exposed at one end and negative electrode substrates exposed at the other end; and collectors 181 and collector receiving parts 183 that are resistance-welded on both sides of the multiple positive or the multiple negative electrode substrates... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090087737 - Sealed battery and manufacturing method thereof: The external terminal 19 has sword-guard portion 191 provided with a terminal portion 193 formed at one end thereof and a cylindrical crimping member 192 formed at another end thereof, the cylindrical crimping member 192 being inserted through openings each formed at a first insulating member 211, the opening-sealing plate... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090087738 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly for generating electricity, a can for accommodating the electrode assembly, and a cap assembly. The can has an open top and the cap assembly seals the open top. The electrode assembly has a plurality of electrode tabs through which electricity is supplied. The... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090087739 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, method for producing the same, and method for mounting the same: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a non-aqueous electrolyte interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode. The positive electrode includes an active material capable of reversibly absorbing and desorbing lithium. The negative electrode includes an active material of the same composition... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090087740 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: The invention is a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery including: a positive electrode including a nickel-containing lithium composite oxide as a positive electrode active material; a negative electrode capable of absorbing and desorbing lithium; a separator interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode; and a non-aqueous electrolyte including a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090087741 - Alkaline storage battery system: An alkaline storage battery system according to an aspect of the present invention, with which a partial charging-discharging is performed, includes an alkaline storage battery 10 including an electrode group having a nickel positive electrode 11, a hydrogen storage alloy negative electrode 12, a separator 13; an alkaline electrolyte; and... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090087742 - Lithium battery using an aqueous electrolyte:

20090087743 - Electrode, method of preparing the same, and lithium battery including the electrode: An electrode includes a current collector and an active material layer on top of the current collector, wherein the active material layer includes an active material and a binder, and a complex of a first conductive agent and a binding agent is formed on a surface of the active material;... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090087744 - Method of making cathode compositions: Provided is a method for preparing compositions useful as cathodes in lithium-ion electrochemical cells. The method includes blending a transition metal oxide or hydroxide with a mixed transition metal oxide, adding lithium carbonate, lithium hydroxide, or a combination to form a mixture and then sintering the mixture.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090087745 - Alkaline storage battery system: An alkaline storage battery system includes an alkaline storage battery 10 including an electrode group having a hydrogen storage alloy negative electrode 11 using a hydrogen storage alloy as a negative electrode active material, a nickel positive electrode 12 using nickel hydroxide as a main positive electrode active material, and... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090087746 - Spherical metal carbonates and lithium metal oxides for lithium rechargeable batteries: A number of materials with the composition Li1+xNiαMnβCoγM′δO2−zFz (M′=Mg, Zn, Al, Ga, B, Zr, Ti) for use with rechargeable batteries, wherein x is between about 0 and 0.3, α is between about 0.2 and 0.6, β is between about 0.2 and 0.6, γ is between about 0 and 0.3, δ... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090087747 - Sintered cathode compositions: Provided are compositions useful as cathodes in lithium-ion electrochemical cells. The compositions include particles that include transition metal oxides that have at least two distinct phases with different compositions. Each of the distinct phases comprises a layered O3 crystal structure.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090087748 - Negative active material for rechargeable lithium battery, and negative electrode for rechargeable lithium battery, and rechargeable lithium battery including same: A negative active material of a negative electrode of a rechargeable lithium battery, the negative active material including a metallic active material core and a polymer, having a tensile strength of at least 40 MPa, coated on particles of the metallic active material. The polymer controls the volumetric expansion of... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090087749 - Microporous polyolefin membrane and manufacturing method: A microporous 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 combination of a diluent or solvent and a polyolefin resin composition comprising from about 75 to about 99% of a polyethylene... Agent: Exxonmobil Chemical Company

20090087750 - Microporous membrane and manufacturing method: A microporous 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 combination of a diluent or solvent and a polyolefin resin composition comprising (a) from about 74 to about 99% of a... Agent: Exxonmobil Chemical Company

20090087751 - Solid electrolyte material of conducting lithium ion, battery device using the solid electrolyte material and all-solid lithium secondary battery provided with the battery device: A solid electrolyte material of conducting a lithium ion comprises a sulfide-based lithium-ion conductor and α-alumina. Such a solid electrolyte material exhibits superior lithium-ion conductivity. Further, a battery device provided with such a solid electrolyte material is also provided. Furthermore, an all-solid lithium-ion secondary battery provided with such a battery... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

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