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Chemistry: electrical current producing apparatus, product, and process May archived by USPTO category 05/09

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05/28/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20090136787 - Fluorination of a porous hydrocarbon-based polymer for use as composite membrane: Fluorination of a porous hydrocarbon-based polymer for use as a composite membrane and, more particularly, for use as a composite proton exchange membrane for a fuel cell. The composite membrane is formed by fluorination of the porous hydrocarbon-based polymer to yield a selectively fluorinated polymer, which is then loaded with... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090136794 - Direct oxidation fuel cell for the convection-free transport of fuel and method for operating the fuel cell: The present invention relates to a direct oxidation fuel cell for the convection-free transport of at least one fuel and also to a method for operating the direct oxidation fuel cell. The principle according to the invention is hereby based on transport of the fluidic fuel from the fuel reservoir... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP

20090136791 - Fuel cell system and control method thereof: An object of the present invention is to provide a fuel cell system capable of starting below freezing point without increasing the size of the diluter. The fuel cell system 1 comprises an OCV purge execution unit 42 replacing gas retained in a fuel cell 10 by supplying additional anode... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090136788 - Humidity sensing device for use in fuel cell systems: A humidity sensing device for measuring a humidity of a reactant stream in a fuel cell system is provided. The humidity sensing device includes a humidity sensor coupled to a sensor housing. The sensor housing is adapted to selectively move the humidity sensor to an operating position and to a... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20090136793 - Hydrogen supply for a fuel cell system: A fuel cell system characterized by including: a fuel cell (1) that generates electricity through electrochemical reactions between a hydrogen gas and an oxidizing gas; a hydrogen supply device (2) for supplying the hydrogen gas to the fuel cell; a hydrogen supply passage (21) through which the hydrogen gas supplied... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090136789 - Integrated flow field (iff) structure: The present disclosure relates in part to a flow field structure comprising a hydrophilic part and a hydrophilic part communicably attached to each other via a connecting interface. The present disclosure further relates to electrochemical cells comprising the aforementioned flow fields.... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West

20090136792 - Method of measuring concentration of fuel: A method of measuring concentration of a fuel is provided. First, a fuel cell unit having at least an anode, a cathode, and a membrane electrode assembly (MEA) is provided. Next, a fuel is supplied to the anode, while a reactive gas is supplied to the cathode. Then, the amount... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090136795 - Method of operating a fuel cell system: A method for operating a fuel cell system having a fuel cell equipped with an anode and a cathode includes the steps of generating electric power by allowing hydrogen gas supplied to the anode and oxygen gas supplied to the cathode to react electrochemically with each other, recovering water from... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090136790 - Regulating an oxidizer in an electrochemical cell pumping system: A technique includes operating an electrochemical cell as a pump, including providing a current to the cell and providing a fuel flow to an anode chamber of the cell. The technique includes communicating an anode exhaust flow from the anode chamber to an oxidizer and controlling the current to regulate... Agent: Fred G. Pruner, Jr., Trop, Pruner & Hu, P.C.

20090136796 - Fuel cell system and method of activating the fuel cell: Fuel cell system including a fuel cell assembly having an anode and a cathode. A fuel/electrolyte module includes a liquid fuel and/or a liquid electrolyte and/or components of the liquid fuel and/or the liquid electrolyte. A housing arrangement houses the fuel cell assembly and the fuel/electrolyte module. A system is... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090136797 - Direct carbon fuel cell: A direct carbon fuel cell having an anode electrode of carbon particles pre-wetted with carbonate, a cathode electrode, and an electrolyte layer disposed between the anode electrode and the cathode electrode and containing a molten carbonate. The fuel cell includes a wicking feature whereby excess carbonate produced during the operation... Agent: Mark E. Fejer Gas Technology Institute

20090136798 - Autothermic reformer: The invention relates to a device for producing a product gas which is rich in hydrogen, comprising a reformer part which comprises an inlet for a fuel/oxidation agent mixture, an inlet for a water/carrier gas mixture, a catalytic surface and a first heat exchanger. Said device also comprises a combustion... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20090136799 - Fuel cell system and method for generating electrical energy using a fuel cell system: A fuel-cell system, particularly a fuel-cell system for a drive system of a motor vehicle, includes an autothermic reformer unit configured to generate hydrogen from a raw material. The hydrogen is used to operate a fuel-cell unit disposed downstream of the reformer unit. An oxidation device configured to convert carbon... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090136800 - Process for supplying a fuel cell with hydrogen by means of silanes or polysilanes: Process for supplying a fuel cell with hydrogen, which includes the steps:—intermediate storage of (poly)silanes or (poly)silane solutions—transfer of the (poly)silanes to a reaction chamber—reaction or hydrolysis of the silanes or silane solutions in the reaction chamber with an aqueous solution to liberate H2,—removal of the solid and/or liquid reaction... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/ann Arbor

20090136801 - Reforming apparatus: A reformer including a reforming section generating reformed gas from reforming fuel supplied thereto, a combustion section burning combustion fuel supplied thereto with combustion oxidizer gas supplied thereto to heat the reforming section with the combustion gas, a combustion gas flow passage allowing the combustion gas discharged from the combustion... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090136802 - Solid polymer fuel cell: A solid polymer fuel cell includes: a membrane and electrode assembly in which a solid polymer electrolyte membrane is sandwiched between a fuel electrode and an oxidant electrode; an oxidant channel which is formed on an oxidant electrode side of the membrane and electrode assembly, and supplies oxidant to the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090136803 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system capable of controlling a fuel cell at a time of starting and at a time of stopping with a simple structure and capable of controlling the influence of the outside air temperature of the use environment. The fuel cell system includes a fuel cell including a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090136804 - Fuel cell system and its temperature adjusting method: A fuel cell system having a fuel cell, coolant circulating means which circulates cooling water into the fuel cell, temperature sensors which detect a cooling water outlet temperature and a cooling water inlet temperature, and temperature adjusting means which adjusts a temperature of the fuel cell by controlling a flow... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090136805 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell includes a porous element, a first electrode, and a separator. The porous element is an element as a channel through which a reaction gas passes into the interior, the porous element having a first surface and a second surface. The first electrode is disposed on the first... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090136807 - Mea component, and polymer electrolyte fuel cell: An MEA component (7) of the present invention comprises an MEA (5), and a plate-shaped frame member (6) which is provided with an anode gas supply manifold hole (12I), a cathode gas supply manifold hole (13I), a cooling water supply manifold hole (14I), an anode gas discharge manifold hole (12E),... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090136806 - Tube shaped fuel cell module and manufacturing method thereof: A tube shaped fuel cell module which includes a plurality of tube shaped fuel cell cells each of which has, in order from the inside, an internal collector, an inside catalyst electrode layer, a solid electrolyte membrane and an outside catalyst electrode layer; and an external collector which collects power... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090136809 - Porous carbon foam composites, applications, and processes of making: Processes for producing porous carbon foam composites and activated carbon/carbon (AC/C) composites from polyimide precursors, activated carbon powder, and optionally carbon fiber and other additives. The AC/C composites may be used for carbon electrodes in electrochemical capacitors.... Agent: Jackson Walker LLP

20090136808 - Porous carbon structure, method for preparing same, electrode catalyst for fuel cell, and electrode and membrane-electrode assembly including same: The porous carbon structure according to one embodiment of the present invention includes mesopores, and at least two kinds of macropores having different average pore diameters. The porous carbon structure includes inter-connected pores and thereby increases specific surface area and improves electronic conductivity.... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090136810 - Fuel cell: The invention aims at providing a platinum black material, without using an expensive and rare material, which is excellent in CO poisoning inhibiting effect, H2S poisoning inhibiting effect, SO4 poisoning inhibiting effect and HCHO poisoning inhibiting effect, and a method for fluorinating platinum black. The platinum black material is characterized... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090136813 - Fuel cell: The present invention provides a highly efficient fuel cell having a fuel reformer which can efficiently recover the exhaust heat from fuel cell stacks and can realize high conversion. In a fuel cell (1), a large number of power generating cells (7) are laminated to constitute a fuel cell stack... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090136814 - Fuel cell and electrolyte layer for fuel cell: A fuel cell includes an ion-conductive electrolyte layer 20 interposed between a pair of electrodes and structured to contain a polymer electrolyte and an antifreeze protein of preventing growth of ice crystal from liquid water.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090136816 - Hollow capsule structure and method of preparing the same: A hollow capsule structure and a method of preparing the same are disclosed. The hollow capsule structure may include a shell with nanopores. The nanopores may be spherical nanopores. The hollow capsule structure may include pores connected to one another with excellent electronic conductivity and a large specific surface area.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090136811 - Mea, mea manufacturing method, and polymer electrolyte fuel cell: An MEA having an MEA body part 5C; a frame 6 made of a plate-like thermoplastic resin; and gaskets 7 formed on opposed surfaces of the frame 6 so as to hold the frame 6 between. The gaskets 7 each have an annular portion 7A that is annularly formed so... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090136812 - Nickel oxide powder material for solid oxide fuel cell, production process thereof, raw material composition for use in the same, and anode material using the nickel oxide powder material: This invention provides a nickel oxide powder material, a production process thereof with high efficiency, a raw material composition for use in the same, and an anode material using the nickel oxide powder material. The nickel oxide powder material, when used as an anode material for a solid oxide fuel... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090136815 - Sensor fuel cell: The invention relates to a sensor fuel cell that can be activated by a first substance (O2) in its environment. The sensor fuel cell includes a catalytically active anode, a cathode that has a cathode surface at least partially exposed to the environment, and a proton-conductive membrane located between the... Agent: O''shea Getz P.C.

20090136817 - Arylene fluorinated sulfonimide polymers and membranes: Aromatic sulfonimide ionene polymers useful as membranes in electrochemical cells are prepared.... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center

20090136821 - Electrolyte supported cell designed for longer life and higher power: A solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) includes a cathode electrode, an anode electrode, and a solid oxide electrolyte located between the anode electrode and the cathode electrode. The cathode electrode is a porous ceramic layer infiltrated with a cathode catalyst material, and the anode electrode is a porous ceramic layer... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090136819 - Fuel cell-purpose electrolyte material and production method therefor: s

20090136818 - Proton conducting polymer membrane, method for production thereof and fuel cell therewith:

20090136820 - Proton exchange membrane and membrane-electrode assembly (mea), method for their production and fuel cell using said membrane or assembly:

20090136823 - Fuel cell separator and fuel cell: A fuel cell separator (2) of the present invention has a turn portion of a serpentine-shaped reaction gas passage region (101). In the turn portion, a recessed portion (28) is defined by an outer end (28a) of the turn portion and oblique boundaries between the recessed portion (28) and a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090136824 - Metallic bipolar plate for fuel cells and method for manufacturing the same: The present invention provides a metallic bipolar plate for fuel cells, including: a pair of metallic plates for fuel cells each including a substrate which contains a stainless steel, an Fe—Ni based alloy or an Ni-base alloy, has a front surface and a back surface, and has a plurality of... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090136822 - Voltage detection connector for a fuel cell and a fuel cell adapted for same: A connector of the present invention has a at least one detection terminal that is connected to an electrode provided on the fuel cell, and an insulating connector case housing the detection terminal. The connector case may have either a channel-shaped groove or a protruding guide for mating with, and... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090136826 - Solid catalysts and fuel cell employing the solid catalysts: A solid catalyst having a close-packed structure has basic structural units present in the surface of the solid catalyst, the basic structural units including (i) a triangular lattice constituted of atoms of platinum, ruthenium, and at least one additional element which are disposed at the vertexes in the triangular lattice... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090136827 - Enzymes immobilized in hydrophobically modified polysaccharides: Bioanodes, biocathodes, biofuel cells, immobilized enzymes and immobilization materials comprising a micellar hydrophobically modified polysaccharide are disclosed. In particular, the micellar hydrophobically modified polysaccharide can be a hydrophobically modified chitosan or a hydrophobically modified alginate.... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP

20090136828 - Carbon nanotube electrodes and method for fabricating same for use in biofuel cell and fuel cell applications: Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are mixed in an aqueous buffer solution that includes a buffer material having a molecular structure defined by a first end, a second end, and a middle disposed between the first and second ends. The first end is a cyclic ring with nitrogen and oxygen heteroatomes, the... Agent: National Aeronautics And Space Administration Langley Research Center

20090136829 - Method and apparatus for reducing lead sulfate compound used in lead-acid battery: The present invention discloses a simple, low-cost and high-efficiency method and an apparatus for reducing a lead sulfate compound used in a lead-acid battery. The method mainly generates high-frequency multi-band harmonic waves and non-thermal equilibrium ions by passing a high-frequency power source through a dielectric barrier discharge receptor to reduce... Agent: Sy-ruen Huang

20090136830 - Substantially solid, flexible electrolyte for alkili-metal-ion batteries: An alkali-metal-ion battery is disclosed in one embodiment of the invention as including an anode containing an alkali metal, a cathode, and an electrolyte separator for conducting alkali metal ions between the anode and the cathode. In selected embodiments, the electrolyte separator includes a first phase comprising poly(alkylene oxide) and... Agent: Ceramatec, Inc.

20090136831 - Battery: A battery (1) comprises a battery housing (2) and an electrode which is accommodated in the battery housing. Outer faces of the battery housing (2) substantially form the shape of a hollow body which has an accommodation space (3) for accommodating at least a substantial portion of a device (100)... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090136832 - Electrical energy storage cell and electrical energy storage module including the same: The storage cell comprises a flat roll electrode that includes a strip of positive electrode having a positive electrode current collector foil and a positive electrode layer formed thereon, a strip of negative electrode having an electrode current collector foil and a negative electrode layer formed, and a strip of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090136825 - Fuel cell assembly and method for bonding a separator and an electrolyte layer of a fuel cell assembly: In a fuel cell assembly (1) comprising an electrolyte layer (2) having a frame (21) and an electrolyte (22) retained in the frame, a pair of separators (5, 6) are bonded to the electrolyte layer by that a metallic material (27) is deposited on one of the frame and each... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm

20090136833 - Case film for pouch type lithium primary battery: Provided is a case film for a pouch type lithium primary battery which is suitable for application in a film type lithium primary battery. The case film for a pouch type lithium primary battery includes a flexible multilayer film in which a first polymer film, a second polymer film, a... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090136834 - Method of constructing an electrode assembly: An electrode assembly 1 for use in a soft packaged cell such as a battery or supercapacitor comprises a stack 2 of single, discrete cathode elements 4 and single, discrete anode elements 3 alternating with and abutting one another, wherein all the elements of one type are each individually encapsulated... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20090136835 - Lithium ion secondary battery: A lithium ion secondary battery comprises a case; a positive electrode foil having a current collector foil on which a positive electrode material is coated; an negative electrode film having a current collector film on which an negative electrode material is coated; a separator sandwiched between the positive electrode film... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090136836 - Battery spacer: Described is a lithium-ion battery spacer having a spacer board with two operably coupled apertures disposed therethrough. The operably coupled apertures can be tapered to further facilitate smooth passage of a cathode or anode tab therethrough and secure such tab thereby minimizing tilting or shorting of the tab. Accordingly, the... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing

20090136837 - Battery pack and method for manufacturing the same: s

20090136838 - Lithium-ion secondary battery, assembled battery, hybrid automobile, and battery system: A lithium-ion secondary battery of this invention has a positive-electrode active material, a negative-electrode active material, and a nonaqueous electrolysis solution. The positive-electrode active material is LiFe(1-X)MXPO4 (where M represents at least one of Mn, Cr, Co, Cu, Ni, V, Mo, Ti, Zn, Al, Ga, Mg, B and Nb, and... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090136839 - Thin film battery comprising stacked battery cells and method: A stacked battery comprises a first substrate having top and bottom surfaces, and a pair of spaced apart first holes that extend from the top surface to the bottom surface, each first hole having an edge. A first battery cell is on the first substrate, the first battery cell comprising... Agent: Janah & Associates A Professional Corp

20090136840 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery comprising an electrode assembly including: a first electrode plate connected to a first electrode tab, a second electrode plate connected to a second electrode tab, and a separator disposed therebetween; a can having an opening, to house the electrode assembly; and a cap assembly to seal the... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090136841 - Hermetically sealed battery: A seal 17 is constituted by an aluminum layer 25 that is made of aluminum or the like and is disposed on a battery case 6 side and a dissimilar metal layer 26 having less thermal conductivity than the aluminum layer 25 and is formed on the aluminum layer 25.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090136842 - Stacked battery: A stacked battery sealed by a film casing shows a raised degree of resistance against vibrations. The stacked battery includes a stacked body formed by alternately laying plate-like positive electrodes and plate-like negative electrodes one on the other by way of separators, each of the positive electrodes and the negative... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090136843 - Hermetically sealed battery, battery pack using the hermetically sealed battery, and electronic apparatus equipped with the battery pack: A hermetically sealed battery including a liquid injection hole provided in a battery case and a seal that blocks the liquid injection hole, the liquid injection hole being sealed with the seal by welding the seal to a portion around the liquid injection hole in a state in which an... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090136844 - Battery structure, assembled battery, and vehicle mounting these thereon: A bipolar battery includes: a bipolar electrode composed, by forming a positive electrode active material layer 12 an one surface of a current collector and forming a negative electrode active material layer 13 on the other surface; and a separator 14 composed to be stacked alternately with the bipolar electrode,... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090136845 - Negative electrode for rechargeable lithium battery, and rechargeable lithium battery including the same: A negative electrode for a rechargeable lithium battery and a rechargeable lithium battery including the same are provided. The negative electrode for a rechargeable lithium battery includes a current collector, and a negative active material layer on the current collector. The negative active material layer includes an interpenetrating network network,... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090136846 - Negative electrode for rechargeable lithium battery and rechargeable lithium battery including the same: A negative electrode for rechargeable lithium batteries includes a current collector, a porous active material layer having a metal-based active material disposed on the current collector, and a high-strength binder layer on the porous active material layer. The high-strength binder layer has a strength ranging from 5 to 70 MPa.... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090136847 - Negative active material for rechargeable lithium battery, and method of preparing the same: A negative active material for a rechargeable lithium battery with a composite phase particle has a chemical formula, SiOx, where 0<x<1. The material comprises a first crystalline phase of Si nano-grains, and a second phase of non-crystalline SiO2, where the composite phase particle has a Si-phase peak of 150 to... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090136848 - Non-aqueous electrolyte battery and method of manufacturing the same: [Means for Solving the Problem] A non-aqueous electrolyte battery is characterized in that the positive electrode active material contains at least cobalt or manganese, the separator includes a porous separator main body and a coating layer formed on at least one surface of the separator main body, and the coating... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090136849 - Composite carbon material of negative electrode in lithuim ion battery and its preparation method: A composite carbon material of negative electrode in lithium ion, which is made of composite graphite, includes a spherical graphite and a cover layer, wherein the cover layer is pyrolytic carbon of organic substance. Inserted transition metal elements are contained between layers of graphite crystal. Preparation of the negative electrode... Agent: David And Raymond Patent Firm

20090136850 - Cathode active material, method of preparing the same, cathode containing the cathode active material , and lithium battery containing the cathode active material: c

20090136851 - Negative electrode and negative active material for rechargeable lithium battery, and rechargeable lithium battery including same: Negative active materials, negative electrodes, and rechargeable lithium batteries are provided. A negative electrode according to one embodiment includes a non-carbon-based active material, a lithium salt having an oxalatoborate structure, and a high-strength polymer binder. The negative active material may include a non-carbon-based material and a coating layer on the... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090136853 - Hydride battery: g

20090136854 - Lithium ion secondary battery: The present invention intends to improve the intermittent cycle characteristics in a lithium ion secondary battery including, as a positive electrode active material, a lithium composite oxide mainly composed of nickel or cobalt. The present invention is a lithium ion secondary battery wherein the positive electrode includes active material particles... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090136855 - Anode, battery, and methods of manufacturing them: A battery capable of improving the cycle characteristics and the swollenness 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... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

  
05/21/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20090130493 - Protecting against incorrect battery polarity: Embodiments of battery holders with dual-contact assemblies are disclosed. One embodiment comprises a battery holder with a substrate and a spring dual-contact assembly, wherein the spring dual-contact assembly comprises a positive contact configured to contact a positive terminal of a battery positioned in the battery holder with the positive terminal... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090130494 - Board assembly for rechargeable battery and battery pack using the same: A board assembly for a rechargeable battery includes a cover case including a cover plate, and side walls disposed on a circumference of the cover plate and including respective openings that are offset from each other; and a circuit board mounted between the side walls of the cover case.... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090130496 - Fuel cell assembly and electricity generation unit used in same: A fuel cell assembly has a housing defining an electricity generation/combustion chamber, and electricity generation/combustion means disposed within the housing. A fuel gas and an oxygen-containing gas are supplied to the electricity generation/combustion means, and a combustion gas formed within the electricity generation/combustion chamber is discharged from the electricity generation/combustion... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090130495 - Humidifying system: A device includes a housing having a hollow center and a case having a hollow fiber membrane. The case is at least partially located inside the hollow center of the housing. A first gas flow flows to the hollow center through an introducing pipe and exits the housing via a... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A.

20090130501 - Fuel cell system and method for operating the same: The invention relates to a fuel cell system and method comprising a reformer with a thermal starting device, at least one gas processing stage downstream of the reformer, at least one fuel cell disposed downstream of the gas processing stage and a plurality of bipolar plates, the fuel cell having... Agent: Buskop Law Group, P.C.

20090130497 - Fuel cell system and starting method therefor: A fuel cell system and a starting method therefor are capable of setting a start-up mode which is appropriate to energy stored in a secondary battery so as to eliminate problems in starting the fuel cell system. The fuel cell system includes a fuel cell, a secondary battery which is... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20090130499 - Method for activating solid acid salt, high-capacity capacitor and fuel cell, using same: There is provided a method for activating a solid acid salt electrolyte capable of enhancing the proton conductivity of solid acid salts at a temperature at or below a point of phase transition to the super proton conducting phase, through humidity control, by taking advantage of this phenomenon. The method... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20090130498 - Method for the improvement of the catalytic and photocatalytic processes by mean of laser irradiation: Method for the improvement of the catalytic and photo-catalytic processes by mean of laser or multiple laser irradiations applying to chemical components, when molecules, atoms, and electrons transfer into excited state. This method could be used for improving fuel cells performance and in chemical reactors,... Agent: Victor Chepettchouk

20090130500 - Method of operating a fuel cell stack at low pressure and low power conditions: A method of operating a low pressure drop fuel cell stack comprising a plurality of low pressure drop fuel cells wherein during low pressure and low power operation, a heat transfer rate of a cathode flow field plate of each fuel cell is greater than a heat transfer rate of... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090130502 - Transition metal-containing catalysts and processes for their preparation and use as fuel cell catalysts: This invention relates to the field of fuel cell catalysts, and more particularly to fuel cell catalysts including carbon supports having compositions which comprise one or more transition metals in combination with nitrogen (e.g., a transition metal nitride) formed on or over the surface of a carbon support. The present... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP (mtc)

20090130503 - Fuelling system for fuel cell: A fuelling system comprises a hydrogen/oxygen fuel cell having hydrogen and oxygen compartments, and a vessel having first and second chambers, the first chamber connected to the hydrogen compartment and the second chamber connected to the oxygen compartment, via valved ports, wherein the volume of the first chamber is approximately... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20090130504 - Electrochemical discharge cell: An electrochemical cell comprising an electrode and one or more fuel compartments. The fuel compartment includes input and output sidewalls of dimension h and end walls of dimension w. The fuel compartment is arranged between an input flow plate and output flow channel with the input flow plate adjacent to... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20090130505 - Enhanced efficiency of a combined sorfc energy storage and fuel generation system: A fuel cell system includes a solid oxide reversible fuel cell (SORFC) stack that is adapted to generate an exhaust stream containing hydrogen and water vapor from an outlet of the SORFC stack when the SORFC stack is operated in an electrolysis mode, a polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) hydrogen pump... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090130506 - Apparatus for generating hydrogen and fuel cell power generation system having the same: An apparatus for generating hydrogen and a fuel cell power generation system equipped with the apparatus are disclosed. The apparatus can include an electrolyte bath containing the electrolyte solution, an anode positioned inside the electrolyte bath and configured to generate electrons, a cathode positioned inside the electrolyte bath and configured... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090130507 - Hydrogen generating fuel cell cartridges: A gas-generating apparatus includes a reaction chamber having a first reactant, a reservoir having an optional second reactant, and a self-regulated flow control device. The self-regulated flow control device stops the flow of reactant from the reservoir to the reaction chamber when the pressure of the reaction chamber reaches a... Agent: The H.t. Than Law Group

20090130508 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system for removing sulfur compounds adsorbed on the surfaces of a catalyst. The fuel cell system includes a fuel cell in which a plurality of unit cells, each having an electrolyte membrane held between electrode catalyst layers, are stacked, and a control device for recovering catalytic activity... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20090130509 - Fuel cell system: There is disclosed a fuel cell system in which a poisoned electrode catalyst can be recovered while meeting a demand for an output power. When a controller detects that an electrode catalyst is positioned, the controller derives a target operation point adequate for recovering a function of the poisoned electrode... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090130510 - Fuel cell system and mobile article: There is disclosed a fuel cell system including a fuel cell, a fuel supply system to supply a fuel gas to the fuel cell, an injector which adjusts a gas state on an upstream side of the fuel supply system to supply the gas to a downstream side, and a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090130513 - Air conditioning control system: An air conditioning control system having a cooling device for cooling a fuel cell by circulating a liquid coolant through the fuel cell using a main circulation pump while also providing an air conditioning control device for controlling air conditioning in a vehicle interior, wherein heat exchange between the cooling... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090130512 - Fuel cell assembly comprising a plurality of microcells: The present invention relates to fuel cell assembly having a plurality of microcells, and to methods of assembling fuel cell assemblies from microcells. A plurality of microcells is circumferentially spaced around a central member. Each microcell comprises an inner current collector having one or more microchannels formed therein, a proton... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

20090130511 - Fuel cell module: The present invention relates to fuel cell modules. The fuel cell module includes a housing that contains a plurality of fuel cell elements called unicells. Each unicell comprises a plurality of microcells. The housing is divided into a plurality of housing sections. A compressible bulkhead disposed between two adjacent housing... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

20090130518 - Electrocatalyst for fuel cell, method of preparing the same and fuel cell including an electrode having the electrocatalyst: An electrocatalyst for a fuel cell includes a Pt—Co-based first metal catalyst, a Ce-based second metal catalyst, and a carbon-based catalyst support. A method of preparing the electrocatalyst includes obtaining a mixture of metal oxides from a Pt precursor, a Co precursor, and a Ce precursor; impregnating the mixture of... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090130515 - Electrode for fuel cell, membrane-electrode assembly including same, and fuel cell system including same: The electrode for a fuel cell according to one embodiment of the present invention includes an electrode substrate and a catalyst layer disposed on the electrode substrate, the catalyst layer including metal nanoparticles, a binder and a catalyst. The metal nanoparticles in the catalyst layer improve electrical conductivity, and also... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090130516 - Electrolyte membrane and process for producing the same: An electrolyte membrane 5, 5a having different EW values in different regions provides durability comparable to that of an electrolyte membrane made of a single type of ion exchange resin (i.e., an electrolyte membrane having the same EW value in its entire regions). A process for manufacturing such electrolyte membrane... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090130520 - Fuel battery: A fuel cell that can prevent local accumulation of a reaction-irrelevant gas in the fuel cell. A gas diffusion layer is stacked on a membrane electrode assembly, which is a stack of an electrolyte membrane and electrode catalyst layers. A separator including gas flow channels is attached to the gas... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090130519 - Fuel cell: Ribs (41a, 43a) are formed on a cathode plate (41) and an anode plate (43) of a fuel cell (10). The ribs (41a, 43a) protrude toward a contact surface of porous members (26, 27), and provided along an outer periphery of the porous members (26, 27) to surround the outer... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090130522 - Fuel cell module and structure for gas supply to fuel cell: A conductive and tabular separator is inserted into the gap between the fuel electrode layer of an i-th power generating cell and the oxidizer electrode layer of an (i+l)-th power generating cell adjacent to the fuel electrode layer. A fuel supply passage is so formed on one face of each... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090130514 - Membrane electrode assembly for fuel cell, method of producing same, and fuel cell: Provided is a membrane electrode assembly for a fuel cell which comprises a polymer electrolyte 13 and a catalyst layer 16, wherein the catalyst layer 16 comprises a wire-shaped catalyst 12. Also provided is a method of producing a membrane electrode assembly for a fuel cell comprising a polymer electrolyte... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090130521 - Plate solid oxide fuel cell: For a plate solid oxide fuel cell, costs thereof are made low and the thermal conductivity thereof is improved, and further only by effect of the shape thereof, a burning gas is sealed while a back diffusion phenomenon of air from the outside is restrained. Plate-shaped unit cells 1 each... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090130517 - Solid electrolyte membrane, method and apparatus of producing the same, membrane electrode assembly, and fuel cell: A dope (24) containing a solid electrolyte is cast from a casting die (81) onto a running belt (82). A casting membrane (24a) is peeled from the belt (82) as a wet membrane (25) containing the solid electrolyte. The wet membrane (25) is sent to a tenter drier (64) and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090130523 - Tubular solid polymer fuel cell comprising a rod-shaped current collector with peripheral glas flow channels and production method thereof: There is provided a tubular fuel cell in which a catalyst ink does not penetrate into a gas flow channel at the time of preparing a catalyst layer, and hence does not block the flow channel and thereby improves the electric power generation performance as well as the gals flow... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090130524 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell includes a membrane electrode assembly, and first and second separators. A first insulating bushing is attached to a first positioning hole of a first separator, and a second insulating bushing is attached to a second positioning hole of the second separator. An inner wall of the first... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090130526 - Electrode electrolyte for use in solid polymer fuel cell: The above nitrogen-containing heterocyclic group is at least one kind of group derived from a compound selected from the group consisting of nitrogen-containing heterocyclic compounds including pyrrole, thiazole, isothiazole, oxazole, isoxazole, pyridine, imidazole, imidazoline, pyrazole, 1,3,5-triazine, pyrimidine, pyridazine, pyrazine, indole, quinoline, isoquinoline, purine, benzimidazole, benzoxazole, benzothiazole, tetrazole, tetrazine, triazole, carbazole,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090130527 - Planar fuel cell having catalyst layer with improved conductivity: The performance of solid polymer electrolyte fuel cells having planar architecture is improved by increasing the electrical conductivity in at least one of the catalyst layers. The conductivity is increased by incorporating a highly electrically conductive additive selected from the group consisting of graphite, carbon nanotubes, and corrosion tolerant metals.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090130525 - Solid electrolyte multilayer membrane, method and apparatus for producing the same, membrane electrode assembly, and fuel cell: First, second and third dopes 114, 115 and 116 each of which contains a solid electrolyte and an organic solvent are cast from a casting die 81 provided with a feed block 119 to a moving belt 82. A three-layer casting membrane 112 is peeled off from the belt 82... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090130533 - Fuel cell: The present invention provides a highly-efficient fuel cell having a uniform temperature in the pile direction of the fuel cell stacks piled in the vertical direction. In order to achieve the object, the fuel cell (1) includes a plurality of power generating cells (7) and separators (10) which are alternately... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090130528 - Fuel cell module with flexible interconnects: e

20090130530 - Fuel cell stack casing: A fuel cell stack casing for housing a fuel cell stack. The fuel cell stack casing may include a resin and an electromagnetic wave damping material, for example, a conductive material. In addition, the fuel cell stack may be electromagnetically shielded by the electromagnetic wave damping material. The fuel cell... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090130529 - Fuel cell system and operation method thereof: A fuel cell system (100) comprising: a fuel cell (1) configured to generate electric power using an oxidizing gas and a fuel gas; a recovered water tank (3) configured to store water recovered from an exhaust gas discharged from the fuel cell; a water storage tank (4) configured to store... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090130531 - Fuel container: A fuel container 1 comprises: a container main body 2 in which a liquid fuel 4 is housed and fuel exhausting ports 24 and 31 to exhaust the liquid fuel 4 to the outside is formed; a following auxiliary member 71 which is solid, and situated on an end side... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090130532 - Mixing pump device and fuel cell: In a mixing pump device (1), during an suctioning step a stepping motor (12) rotates in a first direction, so that during this time, a plurality of fluids can be drawn in prescribed proportions into a pump chamber (2), by sequentially opening and closing active valves (5a, 5b) situated in... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20090130534 - Separator for fuel cell and process for producing the same: In order to attain excellent electrical conductivity and molding processability, a fuel cell separator to be produced by performing press molding on a preform in which expanded graphite is used as the main raw material is improved so that the preform is produced by a papermaking method, whereby the characteristics... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090130535 - Separator for low-temperature type fuel cell and production method therefor: A stainless steel sheet useful as a separator for a low-temperature fuel cell has the surface state that a lot of fine projections (p) stand close together around many fine pits (d) formed over a whole surface. The surface state is realized by alternating electrolytic etching in a ferric chloride... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20090130536 - Fuel cell module, manufacturing method thereof and unit containing several of the latter: s

20090130537 - Fuel cell separator, method of manufacturing fuel cell separator, and fuel cell: A gas-impermeable fuel cell separator including ribs that form a gas flow passage, and a sealing section, wherein at least the gas flow passage has a hydrophilically treated surface, and in which the fuel cell separator base material is exposed within the sealing section.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090130538 - Battery apparatus, vehicle having the same mounted thereon, and failure determining method for the battery apparatus: The high-voltage battery unit 400, for each of the plurality of areas A1 to AN grouped by the temperature distribution pattern set in step S110, the reference internal resistance Rrc(n) indicating an internal resistance of the battery cell 450 based on the correlation to the temperature is acquired based on... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090130539 - Electric power grid buffer: An electric power grid buffer for storing electric energy by converting low energy electrochemistry waste into higher energy electrochemistry fuel and supplying electric energy to an electric power grid by discharging the higher energy electrochemistry fuel under production of low energy electrochemistry waste. In one embodiment, the electric power grid... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20090130542 - Abnormality detection apparatus for battery pack: The abnormality detection apparatus for a battery pack includes a first determining function of making a first determination that abnormality is present when a voltage across a unit battery of interest is higher than a first threshold, a second determining function of making a second determination that abnormality is present... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090130541 - Multi-series battery control system: A multi-series battery control system comprises battery cell groups each having a plurality of serially connected battery cells, a plurality of integrated circuits each disposed in correspondence to one of the battery cell groups and a battery control device that exchanges signals with the individual integrated circuits. Each integrated circuit... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090130540 - Power storage apparatus: In a power storage apparatus, for storing DC electric power, which is configured by connecting in series a plurality of modules each including a plurality of cells connected with one another, by providing two first switches at the input portion and at the output portion of the power storage apparatus... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090130543 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a negative electrode including a negative electrode current collector and a negative electrode active material layer that is formed on a first region of the negative electrode current collector, a negative electrode terminal connected to an edge section of a second region of the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090130544 - Cylindrical lithium ion secondary battery having functional center pin: A lithium ion secondary battery including an electrode assembly, a center pin positioned within the electrode assembly, a variable-length member coupled to the center pin, the variable-length member adapted to increase in length when an interior temperature of the center pin reaches a critical temperature, a can containing the electrode... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090130545 - Battery system with temperature sensors: A battery system to monitor temperature includes at least one cell with a temperature sensing device proximate the at least one cell. The battery system also includes a flexible member that holds the temperature sensor proximate to the at least one cell.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090130546 - Battery module and its method of manufacture: A rechargeable battery that prevents a concentration of stress on a coupling portion of a lead tab and a cap assembly at a time of bending the lead tab so as to not damage the coupling portion includes: an electrode assembly having a first electrode, a second electrode, and a... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090130547 - Microporous polyethylene film with improved strength, permeability and surface energy: The present invention relates a microporous polyethylene film with improved mechanical strength, porosity, pore size and, particularly, improved surface energy, thereby having improved electrolyte wettability and being adequate for use as separators in high-capacity and long lifetime lithium secondary batteries. The microporous polyethylene film of the present invention is characterized... Agent: Clark & Brody

20090130548 - Electrode assembly and secondary battery using the same: An electrode assembly comprises a positive electrode plate having a positive electrode collector and a positive electrode coating portion formed one the positive electrode collector, a negative electrode plate having a negative electrode collector and a negative electrode coating portion formed on the negative electrode collector; and a separator. Either... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090130549 - Lead acid battery including a two-layer carbon foam current collector: A lead acid battery includes a housing and at least one cell disposed within the housing. Each cell includes at least one positive plate and at least one negative plate and an electrolyte disposed in a volume between the positive and negative plates. The at least one negative plate includes... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090130550 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery includes: a bare cell; an insulation case located on the bare cell; a protection device seated on the insulation case and electrically coupled to the bare cell; and a first lead electrically coupled to a first terminal of the protection device, where the insulation case includes; a... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090130551 - Nickel metal-hydride battery: A sealed nickel metal-hydride battery shows a high output density and an excellent cycle performance particularly in a cold atmosphere. In a nickel metal-hydride battery having a nickel electrode and a hydrogen absorbing electrode respectively as positive electrode and negative electrode, the hydrogen absorbing electrode is formed by making an... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20090130552 - Cap assembly and secondary battery using the same: A cap assembly to prevent the leakage of an electrolyte and a secondary battery including the cap assembly. The cap assembly comprises a cap plate having an electrolyte inlet is formed, and an electrolyte inlet switch board to selectively cover the electrolyte inlet. The electrolyte inlet switch board can be... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090130553 - Battery terminal, battery, and battery holder: [Means for Solution] In battery terminals 21 and 51 on which an insulated protrusion section 31 having a configurational preventive function for improper connection is formed by discharging ultraviolet curing resin and curing the resin, the ultraviolet curing resin contains acrylate oligomer, acrylate monomer, and photopolymerization initiator, and further contains... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090130554 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery includes grooves formed in a cap plate into which conducting support members are disposed allowing for the exact connection of a protection circuit board to a predetermined position of the battery. The secondary battery includes: an electrode assembly; a can to house the electrode assembly; a cap... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090130555 - Nonaqueous electrolyte battery: A nonaqueous electrolyte battery includes positive and negative electrodes and an electrolyte, wherein the electrolyte includes succinic anhydride and at least one of lithium difluoro(oxalate)borate presented in Chemical Formula (1) and lithium bis(oxalate)borate presented in Chemical Formula (2).... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090130556 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and nonaqueous electrolyte composition: A nonaqueous electrolyte composition is disclosed. The composition includes a compound with oxygen and halogen coordinated on an element selected from Groups 4 to 15 in the periodic table.... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090130557 - Positive electrode collector for lead acid storage battery and method for producing the same: A positive electrode current collector for lead-acid batteries contains a current collector substrate of titanium or a titanium alloy, a coating of titanium oxide formed on the surface of the current collector substrate, and a conductive ceramic layer formed on the surface of the coating, and the thickness of the... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090130558 - Optimised positive electrode material for lithium cell batteries, method for the production thereof, electrode, and battery for implementing said method: p

20090130560 - Lithium manganese phosphate positive material for lithium secondary battery: A process for the production of nano-structured olivine lithium manganese phosphate (LiMnPO.sub.4) electrode material comprising of the following steps: sol gel preparation in a chelating environment; preparation of lithium manganese phosphate/carbon composite by ball-milling; and electrode preparation.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090130559 - Method of producing positive electrode active material and nonaqueous electrolyte battery using the same: The present invention relates to a method of producing a positive electrode active material, the method comprising a step of mixing a carbon source with lithium manganese phosphate LiMnPO4 or a compound LiMn1-xMxPO4 (where, 0≦x<1 and M is at least one metal element selected from the group consisting of Co,... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20090130562 - Carbon-coated silicon particle powder as the anode material for lithium ion batteries and method of making the same: e

20090130561 - Non-aqueous secondary battery-use graphite composite particle, cathode active substance material containing it, cathode and non-aqueous secondary battery: (2) a Raman R value is 0.04 or more and 0.14 or less, wherein the Raman R value means an intensity ratio IB/IA between an intensity IA of a maximum peak of 1580 cm−1 around and an intensity IB of a maximum peak of 1360 cm−1 around in a Raman... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090130563 - Structured silicon anode: A silicon/lithium battery can be fabricated from a substrate. This allows the battery to be produced as an integrated unit on a chip. The battery includes an anode formed from an array of submicron structures including silicon fabricated on a substrate and a cathode including lithium.... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20090130564 - Method of fabrication electrodes with low contact resistance for batteries and double layer capacitors: The present invention is a low-cost method for fabricating electrodes for batteries, electric double-layer capacitors (EDLC or supercapacitors) and hybrid electrical energy storage devices. for which by low contact resistance between the metal current collector and carbon-containing electrode enhances performance. The electrodes comprise at least two layers. The first layer... Agent: Elena Shembel

20090130565 - Non-aqueous electrolyte and electrochemical energy storage device using the same: A non-aqueous electrolyte of the present invention contains a lithium salt (A), a quaternary ammonium salt (B) containing a straight chain alkyl group having carbon atoms of 4 or less and a solvent (C) composed of at least one compound selected from the group consisting of ethylene carbonate, propylene carbonate,... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090130566 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery has a high initial capacity and excels in cycle characteristics and storage characteristics even when charged until the potential of the positive electrode active material exceeds as high as 4.3V versus lithium. The non-aqueous electrolyte of the secondary battery contains both 1,3-dioxane and a sulfonic... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090130567 - Nonaqueous electrolytic solution for electrochemical energy devices: A non-aqueous mixed solvent for use in a non-aqueous electrolytic solution for electrochemical energy devices which can enhance the high current charging and discharging capacity and low-temperature charging and discharging capacity of an electrochemical energy device, and prevent the device from damage at high temperatures. The solvent comprises an aprotic... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

  
05/14/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20090123783 - Electrochemical cell system having a dual function dc-to-dc converter: A technique includes operating a converter to convert a first voltage produced by an electrochemical cell stack in a power producing mode into a second voltage. The technique includes operating the converter to convert a third voltage into a fourth voltage to drive the electrochemical cell stack in a pumping... Agent: Trop, Pruner & Hu, P.C.

20090123784 - Fuel cell module: The invention relates to the design and manufacturing of a symmetrical polymer electrolyte fuel cell (the cell module) having two cells arranged in mirror symmetry with respect to a central plane of a non conductive fuel manifold. The symmetrical dual cell configuration allows application of adhesive seals for the innermost... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20090123787 - Fuel cell power plant and control method thereof: When stopping an operation of a fuel cell power plant, a controller (30) first stops fuel gas supply to an anode (2), then supplies a dry oxidant gas to a cathode (3) such that the output voltage of the fuel cell stack (1) decreases. The controller (30) then connects a... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090123785 - Fuel cell system and control method therefor: A fuel cell system and a control method therefor are capable of improving power generation efficiency of the fuel cell more reliably during a normal operation. A fuel cell system is arranged along a vehicle frame of a motorcycle. The fuel cell system includes a fuel cell having a cathode,... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20090123788 - Fuel cell system and operation method thereof: The present invention includes a fuel cell (11), a fuel gas supplying device (16), an oxidizing gas supplying device (17) and a control apparatus (20) and further includes at least one of a temperature control device (19) which controls the temperature of the fuel cell (11) and a humidifying device... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090123793 - Heat transfer compositions with high electrical resistance for fuel cell assemblies: The present invention relates generally to heat transfer compositions. More particularly, the present invention relates to heat transfer compositions with high electrical resistance for use in power-generating equipment or in engines. Such compositions are particularly useful in fuel cell assemblies.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090123792 - High-temperature fuel cell stack: The invention also relates to a method for temporarily retaining a high temperature fuel cell stack (10) and a method for removing a temporary retaining device (12-22) of a high temperature fuel cell stack (10). The invention further relates to the use of per se known plastic elements (12-22) as... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC

20090123791 - Hydrogen and power generation system and method for shutting down the same: A hydrogen and power generation system includes a reforming device for producing a reformed gas from a reformable raw fuel, a combination fuel cell and ion pump operable selectively in a hydrogen generation mode and an electricity generation mode, a PSA mechanism for removing an unwanted component from the hydrogen... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090123789 - Methods of gas confinement within the voids of crystalline material and articles thereof: There is disclosed articles for and methods of confining volatile materials in the void volume defined by crystalline void materials. In one embodiment, the hydrogen isotopes are confined inside carbon nanotubes for storage and the production of energy. There is also disclosed a method of generating various reactions by confining... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090123790 - System and method for purging condensate from an electrochemical cell stack prior to operation: A system and technique for purging condensate from an electrochemical cell stack prior to operating the stack in one of a power producing mode of operation and an electrochemical pumping mode of operation is provided. The system and technique include storing hydrogen in the anode and cathode chambers of the... Agent: Trop, Pruner & Hu, P.C.

20090123786 - System and method for switching a dual mode electrochemical cell stack between modes of operation: A system and technique for switching the polarity of an electrochemical cell stack to switch operation of the stack between a power producing mode of operation and an electrochemical pumping mode of operation is provided. The system and technique include a plurality of polarity switches that are switched between configurations... Agent: Trop, Pruner & Hu, P.C.

20090123794 - Fuel cell circulation system and fluid management method and shutdown procedure therefor: A fuel cell circulation system includes a fuel tank, a water tank, a mixing tank, a first pump, a second pump, and an on/off valve. The mixing tank is in fluid communication with the fuel tank and the water tank. The first pump in fluid communication with the fuel tank,... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090123795 - Condensate drainage subsystem for an electrochemical cell system: A technique that is usable with an electrochemical cell includes in response to a power producing mode of the cell, communicating a cathode exhaust that is provided by the cell through a liquid trap sealing device. The technique includes in response to an pumping mode of the cell, isolating the... Agent: Trop, Pruner & Hu, P.C.

20090123797 - Efficient micro fuel cell systems and methods: Fuel cell systems and methods are described. A method for generating electrical energy in a fuel cell receives hydrogen from a fuel processor configured to process a fuel source to produce the hydrogen, includes transporting a heating medium from the fuel processor to the fuel cell when electrical energy output... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP

20090123796 - Hydrogen and power generation system and method of activating hydrogen generation mode thereof: A hydrogen and power generation system has a reforming device for producing a reformed gas from a reformable raw fuel, a combination fuel cell and ion pump operable selectively in a hydrogen generation mode and an electricity generation mode, an anode off-gas passage for supplying an anode off-gas discharged from... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090123798 - Method of operating a hydrogen generator and method of operating a fuel cell system using a hydrogen generator: The hydrogen generator includes: a reformer 101 having a reforming catalyst configured to cause a source material and water to react with each other to generate a hydrogen-rich reformed gas; a reformer heater 104 configured to heat the reformer; a carbon monoxide reducing portion 111,121 having a carbon monoxide reducing... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.

20090123799 - Fuel cell: A fuel gas channel is divided into first and second fuel gas channel units by a partition. The first fuel gas channel unit has a fuel gas inlet for supplying a fuel gas before consumption from a fuel gas supply passage to a fuel gas flow field, and the second... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090123800 - Post-reformer treatment of reformate gas: A method of modifying reformate gas composition downstream of the reformer so that it remains in a carbon-free region, i.e. above the critical oxygen/carbon ratio even at the desired minimum operating temperature. This is accomplished by using staged partial oxidation in a partial oxidation chamber downstream of the reformer. A... Agent: Krieg Devault LLP

20090123801 - Hydrogen generating device as well as fuel cell power generating device, electric automobile, sumbergible ship and hydrogen supply system using the same: A hydrogen generating device (10) for generating a gas containing hydrogen by decomposing a fuel containing an organic compound, includes: a partition membrane (11); a fuel electrode (12) provided on one surface of the partition membrane (11); a means for supplying a fuel containing organic compound and water to the... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20090123802 - Fuel cell having moisture sensor device: The present invention relates to a fuel cell having moisture sensor device. The fuel cell comprises a power generation structure that consists of a circuit board; a membrane electrode assembly arranged on the circuit board; and a moisture sensor unit comprising a first sensing member and a second sensing member.... Agent: G. Link Co., Ltd.

20090123803 - Fuel cell comprising a plurality of individual cells connected in series by current collectors: Adjacent individual cells of a fuel cell are connected in series by intermediate connecting parts. Each connecting part is formed by a branch made from an electrically conducting material and extending the first current collector of a cell perpendicularly and connected to the second current collector of the adjacent cell.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090123805 - Naphthoxazine benzoxazine-based monomer, polymer thereof, electrode for fuel cell including the polymer, electrolyte membrane for fuel cell including the polymer, and fuel cell using the electrode: In Formula 2, * represents the bonding position of R2 and R3, R3 and R4, R5 and R6, or R6 and R7 of Formula 1. A polymer is formed by polymerizing the naphthoxazine benzoxazine-based monomer, an electrode for a fuel cell includes the polymer, an electrolyte membrane for a fuel... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090123804 - Polymer electrolyte membrane for solid polymer fuel cell, membrane-electrode assembly and fuel cell:

20090123811 - Electrochemical cell and fuel cell including it: An electrochemical cell for extraction of electrical energy is described, which includes a first gas chamber provided with a first gas feeder for a first gas, in which chamber a first electrode is positioned. The cell includes a second gas chamber provided with a further gas feeder for a second... Agent: Ronald E. Greigg Greigg & Greigg P.l.l.c.

20090123810 - Fuel cell device and system: Fuel cell devices and fuel cell systems, methods of using same, and methods of making same are provided. In certain embodiments, the fuel cell devices may include one or more active layers containing active cells that are connected electrically in parallel and/or series. In certain embodiments, the fuel cell devices... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20090123806 - Fuel cell end plate: A fuel cell end plate configured to transmit substantially constant compressive forces along a surface of a fuel cell is provided. The fuel cell end plate is configured such that the compressive force is substantially constant along the surface of the fuel cell even when the surface of the fuel... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20090123808 - Fuel cell stack: The present disclosure relates to a fuel cell stack capable of making fuel flow within the stack uniform. One embodiment of the present disclosure is configured to provide a fuel cell stack comprising: a stack comprising a plurality of fuel cells disposed in a stack body, a fuel manifold in... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090123807 - Single plate pem fuel cell: A fuel cell stack (32) includes a plurality of fuel cells in which each fuel cell is formed between a pair of conductive, porous, substantially hydrophilic plates (17) having oxidant reactant gas flow field channels (12-15) on a first surface and fuel reactant gas flow field channels (19, 19a) on... Agent: M P Williams

20090123809 - Stack for fuel cell: A fuel cell stack for generating electrical energy by an electrochemical reaction of a fuel and an oxidizing gas including a plurality of electricity generating units and a fastening member is disclosed. The plurality of electricity generating units are configured for an electrochemical reaction between the fuel and the oxidizing... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090123812 - Phosphorus containing benzoxazine-based monomer, polymer thereof, electrode for fuel cell including the polymer, electrolyte membrane for fuel cell including the polymer, and fuel cell using the electrode: f

20090123815 - Electrochemical energy store: An electrochemical energy store, including at least one electrochemical cell as well as at least one latent heat storage unit, which includes at least one phase change material. The at least one electrochemical cell is a lithium ion accumulator. The exemplary embodiments and/or exemplary methods of the present invention also... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090123813 - Multifunctional mixed metal olivines for lithium ion batteries: Electroactive compositions are disclosed for use in lithium ion battery electrodes. The compositions, such as multifunctional mixed metal olivines, provide an electrochemical cell having a plurality of open circuit voltages at different states of charge. The compositions afford improved state-of-charge monitoring, overcharge protection and/or overdischarge protection for lithium ion batteries.... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20090123814 - Power source and method of managing a power source: In one embodiment, the invention includes a power source having a plurality of battery groups and a processor coupled to the groups and adapted to electrically disconnect a group from the power source. Each group includes a plurality of cells, a sensor adapted to sense operating parameters of the cells,... Agent: Schox PLC

20090123816 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery, and more particularly, a rechargeable battery having a function of detecting water contact. The area for detecting water contact is formed on the rechargeable battery or its component parts by applying water-soluble ink on a surface thereof. It is straightforward to form such a rechargeable battery and... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090123817 - Battery pack and hand-held power tool: The invention relates to a battery pack, especially for a hand-held power tool. Said battery pack comprises a battery housing (10) and an electronic unit (16) housed in said battery housing (10). The electronic unit (16) has one or more light sources (18). A first light-guiding element (28) can be... Agent: Central Coast Patent Agency, Inc

20090123818 - Battery case having retaining function: The present invention relates a battery case having retaining function, comprises: a case member composed by a bottom wall, two lateral walls, a front wall and a rear wall so as to form a quadrangular space; an electrode sheet set composed by at least one negative terminal and at least... Agent: Sinorica, LLC

20090123819 - Battery module: A battery module for cooling unit batteries by a thermal conductivity method is disclosed. The battery module includes a plurality of unit batteries, a heat sink provided between the unit batteries, and an evaporator connected to the heat sink.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090123820 - Battery module: The present invention relates to a rechargeable battery module. The battery module includes a plurality of unit batteries, a connecting member, and a pressure member. The plurality of unit batteries includes electrode terminals protruded from the unit batteries. The electrode terminals are inserted to a connecting member, and the connecting... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090123821 - Protection circuit module for rechargeable battery and rechargeable battery pack including the same: A protection circuit module and a rechargeable battery pack including the PCM. The battery pack includes: an electrode assembly, which has a positive electrode plate, a separator, and a negative electrode plate; a case to house the electrode assembly and an electrolyte; and the protection circuit module. The protection circuit... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090123824 - Alkaline primary battery: An alkaline primary battery of the present invention includes a positive electrode containing at least one of manganese dioxide and nickel oxyhydroxide; a negative electrode containing zinc; a separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode; an alkaline electrolyte; a battery case for housing the positive electrode, the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090123823 - Electric storage device: An electric storage device 10 has a first electric storage component 29 and a second electric storage component 30. The first component 29 and the second component 30 are connected in parallel. A positive-electrode mixture layer 22 contains a lithium cobaltate to increase a capacity. A positive-electrode mixture layer 27... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090123822 - Multi-layer microporous membrane, battery separator and battery: The present invention relates to a particular multi-layer microporous membrane having a good balance of important properties, including excellent electrochemical stability and low heat shrinkage, while maintaining high permeability and heat resistance, with good mechanical strength, compression resistance and electrolytic solution absorption. Of particular importance when used as a battery... Agent: Exxonmobil Chemical Company

20090123825 - Batteries including a flat plate design: A battery having flat, stacked, anode and cathode layers. The battery can be adapted to fit within an implantable medical device.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20090123826 - Method of making a thin layer electrochemical cell with self-formed separator: A method of forming an electrochemical cell is disclosed. The method comprises contacting a negative pole layer and a positive pole layer one with the other or with an optional layer interposed therebetween. The pole layers and the optional layer therebetween are selected so as to self-form an interfacial separator... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090123827 - Multi-layer, microporous membrane, battery separator and battery: The invention relates to a multi-layer, microporous polyolefin membrane having appropriate permeability, pin puncture strength, shutdown temperature, shutdown speed, meltdown temperature, and thickness uniformity. The invention also relates to a battery separator formed by such multi-layer, microporous membrane, and a battery comprising such a separator. Another aspect of the invention... Agent: Exxonmobil Chemical Company

20090123828 - Multi-layer, microporous membrane, battery separator and battery: The invention relates to a multi-layer, microporous membrane having appropriate permeability, pin puncture strength, shutdown temperature, shutdown speed, meltdown temperature, and thickness uniformity. The invention also relates to a battery separator formed by such multi-layer, microporous membrane, and a battery comprising such a separator. Another aspect of the invention relates... Agent: Exxonmobil Chemical Company

20090123829 - Battery pack and electronic device using the same: A high-capacity battery pack attachable to a small-sized electronic device in which a lithium-polymer cell and a lithium-ion cell are physically coupled and to be electrically connected in parallel, and an electronic device using the battery pack maximize a battery mounting space while providing a high-capacity battery pack useful for... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090123830 - Inter-battery connection device: An inter-battery connection device for connecting terminals of two batteries (1a, 1b) arranged with their axes parallel to each other. The inter-battery connection device includes an inter-battery connection plate (11) that connects the battery case bottom (2) and the sealing plate (3) of the two batteries. The inter-battery connection plate... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090123831 - Cap assembly and secondary battery using the same: A cap assembly and a secondary battery using the cap assembly, the cap assembly including: a cap-up having a groove; a PTC thermistor disposed in the groove; and inner components disposed below the cap-up. The inner components can include a vent disposed under the cap-up; a cap-down disposed under the... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090123833 - Lithium ion battery: A lithium ion battery characterized in that a porous elastomer made of non-metal material is provided among the positive and negative electrodes groups, or between the electrodes groups and the inner wall of the shell and the elastomer is in the shape of sheet or stick. The thickness of the... Agent: Anderson Tmp , Inc

20090123832 - Non-aqueous electrolyte battery: A non-aqueous electrolyte battery is disclosed. The non-aqueous electrolyte battery include a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode. The negative electrode includes an anode mixture layer having a volume density of 1.70 to 1.90 g/cm3 prior to being subjected... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090123834 - Battery pack: A battery pack including: a bare cell including an electrode assembly, and a can to house the electrode assembly; and a protective circuit board including a base plate, disposed on the can. The can includes a cap plate disposed in an opening thereof, including a first terminal that extends toward... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090123835 - Lithium ion secondary battery: Electrode assemblies easily impregnated with an electrolyte are provided. A sealing tape attached to the outer circumference of the electrode assembly comprises a material having an affinity for the electrolyte. Alternatively, the entire sealing tape or a portion of the tape is coated with the material. In another alternative, the... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090123836 - Electrochemical cell: An electrochemical cell comprises as an anode, a lithium transition metal oxide or sulphide compound which as a [B2]X4n− spinel-type framework structure of an A[B2]S4 spinel wherein A and B are metal cations selected from Li, Ti, V, Mn, Fe and Co, X is oxygen or sulphur, and n− refers... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20090123837 - Lithium rechargeable electrochemical cell: This invention concerns a lithium rechargeable electrochemical cell comprising an electrochemically addressable electrode system. The electrodes are composed of a cathodic lithium insertion material (2) incorporating a p-type conductive compound (4), and an anodic lithium insertion material (3) incorporating an n-type conductive compound (5). Such a rechargeable electrochemical cell is... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090123838 - Cathode substrate: A cathode substrate which enables achievement of a battery having a high output voltage and a high energy density, and being superior in charge and discharge cycle characteristics; a secondary cell in which the cathode substrate is used; a resin composition for use in forming the cathode substrate; and a... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20090123839 - Positive electrode for lithium-ion secondary battery, manufacturing method thereof, and lithium-ion secondary battery: A positive electrode for a lithium-ion secondary battery includes a positive-electrode mixture layer, which includes a positive-electrode active material containing lithium composite oxide, a conductive material, and a binder, and a current collector. The positive-electrode mixture layer contains a compound including sulfur and/or phosphorous, a first polymer serving as a... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090123840 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a negative electrode, a positive electrode, and a non-aqueous electrolyte interposed therebetween. On at least one side of a current collector of the negative electrode, is formed a negative-electrode mixture layer containing an active material capable of storing and emitting at least lithium ions.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090123841 - Secondary battery electrode ink, lithium-ion battery, and electronic device: A secondary battery electrode ink is adapted to be discharged from a droplet discharge device to make an electrode layer of a secondary battery. The secondary battery electrode ink includes an active substance including at least one of a positive electrode active substance and a negative electrode active substance, and... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20090123842 - Manganese oxide composite electrodes for lithium batteries: An activated electrode for a non-aqueous electrochemical cell is disclosed with a precursor thereof a lithium metal oxide with the formula x{zLi2MnO3.(1-z)LiM′O2}.(1-x)LiMn2−yMyO4 for 0<x<1; 0≦y≦0.5; and 0<z<1, comprised of layered zLi2MnO3.(1-z)LiM′O2 and spinel LiMn2−yMyO4 components, physically mixed or blended with one another or separated from one another in a compartmentalized... Agent: Olson & Cepuritis, Ltd.

20090123843 - Supercapacitor and battery electrode containing thermally exfoliated graphite oxide: A supercapacitor or battery electrode containing a modified graphite oxide material, which is a thermally exfoliated graphite oxide with a surface area of from about 300 m2/g to 2600 m2/g.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090123844 - Lithium primary battery and manufacturing method therefor: A lithium primary battery including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, an organic electrolyte, and a separator interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode: the negative electrode including a negative electrode active material; the negative electrode active material being at least one selected from the group consisting of... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.

20090123845 - Electrolyte purification method, electrolytes and generators thus obtained and use of same: Process for the purification of an ionic electrolyte comprising at least one alkali metal salt, the process having at least one stage in which particles of at least one calcium salt are brought into contact. The process makes it possible to obtain electrolytes characterized in particular by a particularly low... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, PC

20090123846 - All-solid-state cell: An all-solid-state cell contains a combination of an electrode active material and a solid electrolyte, and has a plate-shaped fired solid electrolyte body of a ceramic containing a solid electrolyte, a first electrode layer (e.g. a positive electrode) integrally formed on one surface of the fired solid electrolyte body by... Agent: Burr & Brown

20090123847 - All-solid-state cell: An all-solid-state cell has a fired solid electrolyte body, a first electrode layer integrally formed on one surface of the fired solid electrolyte body by mixing and firing an electrode active material and a solid electrolyte, and a second electrode layer integrally formed on the other surface of the fired... Agent: Burr & Brown

20090123848 - Nonaqueous electrolyte solution for electrochemical energy-storing device and electrochemical energy-storing device using the same: A nonaqueous electrolyte solution for electrochemical energy-storing device, comprising (a) a lithium salt, (b) a quaternary ammonium salt containing a quaternary ammonium cation having three or more methyl groups, and (c) a nonaqueous solvent, that allows reliable insertion and extraction of lithium ions into and out of a negative-electrode material... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090123849 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: The present application provides a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery that includes, a cathode capable of being electrochemically doped/dedoped with lithium, an anode capable of being electrochemically doped/dedoped with lithium, and an electrolyte placed between the cathode and the anode, wherein the electrolyte contains at least one of fluoro ethylene carbonate... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090123850 - Method for producing anode for lithium secondary battery and anode composition, and lithium secondary battery: The invention relates to an anode for lithium secondary battery comprising vapor grown carbon fiber uniformly dispersed without forming an agglomerate of 10 μm or larger in an anode active material using natural graphite or artificial graphite, which anode is excellent in long cycle life and large current characteristics. Composition... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090123851 - Positive-electrode active material for lithium-ion secondary battery, positive electrode, manufacturing method thereof, and lithium-ion secondary battery: wherein M represents at least one element selected from the group consisting of boron B, magnesium Mg, aluminum Al, silicon Si, phosphorous P, sulfur S, titanium Ti, chromium Cr, manganese Mn, iron Fe, cobalt Co, nickel Ni, copper Cu, zinc Zn, gallium Ga, yttrium Y, zirconium Zr, molybdenum Mo, silver... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

  
05/07/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20090117412 - Rechargeable battery: In a rechargeable battery, a case is combined with an upper surface of a bare cell by being fixed to a lead plate electrically coupling a protection circuit board of a protection circuit module to the bare cell. Alternatively, the case is combined with the bare cell by being fixed... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090117415 - Arrangement for supplying a fuel cell with recycled reaction gas: Arrangement (1) for supplying a fuel cell (2) with recycled reaction gas (3), comprising a humidifier (4) with a first inlet (5) for the reaction gas to be humidifed (3) and a second inlet (6) for the moisture carrier (7), a filter arrangement (8) being pre-connected to the first inlet... Agent: Davidson Davidson & Kappel

20090117416 - End plates for fuel cell stack and method of manufacturing the same: The present invention provides an end plate for a fuel cell stack and a method of manufacturing the same, in which the end plate connected to each of both ends of a fuel cell stack is manufactured in a hybrid structure using two kinds of materials having different coefficients of... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090117414 - Interconnector for high-temperature fuel cells: An interconnector for high-temperature fuel cells is characterised in that the interconnector comprises two components (A, B) made of different materials. Component (A), which is in contact with the electrodes and ensures the electric connection between the fuel cell units, is made of a chromium oxide-forming, high-temperature alloy, and component... Agent: K.f. Ross P.C.

20090117419 - Dry-state detecting method and electronic device system for fuel cell, and power control method therefor: Provided are a dry-state detecting method and an electronic device system for a fuel cell, which detect the dry state of an electrolyte film precisely, and a power control method for optimizing the control of a starting time on the basis of the dry state detected. The fuel cell is... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090117418 - Fuel cell and driving method for fuel cell: The present invention is a driving method of a fuel cell in which power is generated from a liquid fuel containing fuel and oxidant by a fuel cell main assembly 5. In order to suppress the degradation of the output characteristics after the stop and storage, a start-up operation S1... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090117420 - Method for judging system condition in fuel cell system: A method for rapidly judging abnormalities, such as a decrease in a residual fuel amount and valve leakage, using only one pressure detecting device, includes a step of detecting a pressure change per unit time by the pressure detecting device after switching the fuel cutoff device from a cutoff state... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090117417 - Method for model based exhaust mixing control in a fuel cell application: A system and method for controlling a bleed valve and a compressor in a fuel cell system during an anode exhaust gas bleed so as to maintain the concentration of hydrogen within a mixed cathode exhaust gas and anode gas below a predetermined percentage. The system uses a valve orifice... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff

20090117421 - Method of operating hydrogen and power generating system: If the combination fuel cell and ion pump is judged to be operating in a hydrogen generation mode, an input amount of electricity supplied to the combination fuel cell and ion pump is controlled, so as to control an amount of refined hydrogen generated thereby. If the combination fuel cell... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090117422 - Balanced humidity by cross coupling wvt and stack cathode flow paths: A fuel cell system that includes a first fuel cell stack and a second fuel cell stack in a divided stack design. A first water vapor transfer unit is used to humidify the cathode inlet to the first divided stack and a second water vapor transfer unit is used to... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20090117425 - Fuel cell assembly and electricity generation unit used in same: A fuel cell assembly has a housing defining an electricity generation/combustion chamber, and electricity generation/combustion means disposed within the housing. A fuel gas and an oxygen-containing gas are supplied to the electricity generation/combustion means, and a combustion gas formed within the electricity generation/combustion chamber is discharged from the electricity generation/combustion... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090117423 - Fuel cell stack for hydrogen fuel power generator: A flexible fuel cell stack is also described that includes an anode electrode layer, an adhesive and anode gas diffusion layer coupled to the anode electrode layer, an ion exchange membrane coupled on a first side to the gas diffusion layer opposite the anode electrode layer, an adhesive and cathode... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090117424 - Solid oxide fuel cell and reformer: There are provided an indirect internal reforming-type SOFC in which a reformer is heated by radiation heat from a SOFC, wherein the heat receiving area of a reformer can be easily made large and stable operation is possible without decreasing the efficiency, and a reformer suitable to the SOFC. The... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090117426 - Fuel cell system: wherein the fuel cell is filled with the raw material gas before the fuel gas is fed, and wherein the controller section (101) performs a control operation such that the feed rate of air supplied from the air feeder section (2b) to the combustor section (2a) increases when the fuel... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090117427 - Fuel cell system: There is provided a fuel cell system in which a constantly accurate impedance measurement is made possible regardless of a response characteristic of the voltage converting device. A superimposed signal analysis section analyzes an impedance measuring signal after passing through a DC/DC converter to thereby notify a superimposed signal amplitude... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090117430 - Combination of a heat generating system with a fuel cell system: A system utilizing synergetic potentials at different systems such as of a fuel cell system and of an aircraft hydraulic system, through coupling them via a common cooling circuit system.... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090117428 - Condensation device for a fuel cell: A condensation device for a fuel battery provides a condensation main member. The condensation main member has an opening at two lateral sides thereof and one of the lateral sides is joined to a fuel battery for a gas entering via one of the openings and removing via another one... Agent: G. Link Co. Ltd.

20090117429 - Direct carbon fuel cell having a separation device: A direct carbon fuel cell includes a vessel having a liquid anode region and a separation device connected with the liquid anode region for separating constituents from a liquid anode material circulating through the liquid anode region.... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds/pratt & Whitney

20090117431 - Fuel cell, fuel cell stack and method of manufacturing the same: A fuel cell stack and method of manufacturing a fuel cell stack having a highly anti-corrosive property. The fuel cell stack includes a plurality of cells constructed by interposing an electrolyte membrane electrode assembly between the first and second separators. The first and second separators define gas passages on from... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20090117433 - Gas diffusion electrode material and production method thereof: A gas diffusion electrode material of the present invention includes: a porous body (1) formed of continuous and discontinuous polytetrafluoroethylene microfibers (2) and having three-dimensionally continuous micropores (4); and a conductive material (3) supported on the porous body (1). Moreover, a density of the polytetrafluoroethylene microfiber (2) is lower in... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090117434 - Membrane electrode assembly and method for making the same: The present invention relates to a membrane electrode assembly. The proton exchange membrane includes two opposite surfaces. The two electrodes are separately disposed on the two opposite surfaces of the proton exchange membrane. The two electrodes are separately disposed on two opposite surfaces of the proton exchange membrane. Further, each... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090117432 - Water removal features for pemfc stack manifolds: A bipolar plate includes angled facets oriented to form V-shaped projections on the plate edge. Liquid leaving the reactant channels is drawn back into the V-shaped grooves of the projections, leaving no liquid to obstruct the channel exit openings. The bipolar plate includes one portion of the bipolar plate offset... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20090117435 - Tubular electrochemical cell: The present teachings relate to an electrochemical cell having a closed Fermat spiral shape. The electrochemical cell comprises an anode, a cathode, an electrolyte, a fuel channel, an oxidant channel, and optionally a reforming layer. The electrochemical cell can be made through extrusion, gel-casting, or 3-D printing. The electrochemical cell... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090117440 - Benzoxazine-based monomer, polymer thereof, electrode for fuel cell including the polymer, electrolyte membrane for fuel cell including the polymer, and fuel cell using the electrode: A benzoxazine-based monomer includes a halogen atom-containing functional group and a nitrogen-containing heterocyclic group. A polymer formed from the benzoxazine-based monomer may be used in an electrode for a fuel cell and electrolyte membrane for a fuel cell.... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090117439 - Electrolyte membrane for fuel cell: An electrolyte membrane for a fuel cell includes: a proton conductive material in which hollow inorganic fine particles having through-holes on the surface of the hollow inorganic fine particles, are filled with an electrolyte resin; and a non-proton conductive polymer.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090117436 - Electrolyte membrane for fuel cell and fuel cell using the same: A fuel cell including an electrolyte membrane and/or an electrode which includes a crosslinked polybenzoxazine-based compound formed of a polymerized product of at least one selected from a first benzoxazine-based monomer and second benzoxazine-based monomer, the first benzoxazine-based monomer and second benzoxazine-based monomer having a halogen atom or a halogen... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090117437 - Membrane electrode assembly and method for making the same: The present invention relates to a membrane electrode assembly. The proton exchange membrane includes two opposite surfaces. The two electrodes are separately disposed on two the opposite surfaces of the proton exchange membrane. The two electrodes are separately disposed on two opposite surfaces of the proton exchange membrane. Further, each... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090117438 - Polymer electrolyte, and polymer electrolyte membrane, membrane-electrode assembly and fuel cell that are using the polymer electrolyte: The present invention provides polymer electrolyte that has the ion-exchange capacity of 1.7 meq/g or more and has the reduced viscosity of 160 mL/g or more at 40° C. when being made to be 1% by weight solution with at least one kind of solvent selected from the group consisting... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090117443 - Bipolar plate hydrophilic treatment for stable fuel cell stack operation at low power: A flow field plate or bipolar plate for a fuel cell that includes a hydrophilic coating formed on flow field channels extending through a tunnel region between a cell active area and the inlet and outlet manifolds. The flow field plates are an assembly of a cathode side unipolar plate... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20090117445 - Fuel cell system: The present invention makes a power generation environment of a MEA uniform. A fuel cell system of the present invention includes a fuel cell stack having a plurality of fuel cells arranged on an identical plane, a housing configured to cover the fuel cell stack above a surface of said... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090117444 - Fuel cell system with a metering unit: The invention relates to a fuel cell installation comprising a fuel cell unit (6). Said installation is also provided with a dosing unit (8) which comprises at least one dosing valve (7) and is used to dose a fuel (10) for at least one anode (12) of the fuel cell... Agent: Michael J. Striker

20090117442 - Method of forming a fuel cell stack: A method of forming a fuel cell stack, wherein the stack includes an anode electrode layer, an adhesive and anode gas diffusion layer coupled to the anode electrode layer, an ion exchange membrane coupled on a first side to the gas diffusion layer opposite the anode electrode layer, an adhesive... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090117441 - Molding die for fuel cell bipolar plate, manufacturing method of fuel cell bipolar plate, and fuel cell bipolar plate: A (upper) lower inner die (42,) 22 is positioned at a prescribed height (under or) above a (upper) lower outer die (45,) 25 so that the compression ratio of a flow passage groove part 2 and the compression ratio of a surrounding part 4 are equal when a cavity 50... Agent: Blank Rome LLP

20090117446 - Joint device for sending and receiving liquid and fuel cell system having the same: There are disclosed a joint device for sending and receiving a liquid and the like which have a structure preferable in securing alignment precision of connected portions during joining and maintaining fixing of these connected portions. In the joint device for sending and receiving the liquid, which connects a liquid... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC

20090117448 - Fuel cell electrode catalyst with reduced noble metal amount and solid polymer fuel cell comprising the same: An object of the present invention is to reduce the amount of catalytic metal such as Pt in a fuel cell. The present invention provides a fuel cell electrode catalyst comprising a conductive carrier and catalytic metal particles, wherein the CO adsorption amount of the electrode catalyst is at least... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090117447 - Palladium alloy catalysts for fuel cell cathodes: For the oxygen reduction reaction at the cathode of proton exchange membrane fuel cells, a metal alloy catalyst contains the metals Pd, M1 and M2 where M1 and M2 are different metals selected from Co, Fe, Au, Cr and W (but excluding the combination PdCoAu). Preferred ternary alloys for use... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20090117449 - Mixed feed direct methanol fuel cell modified by semipermeable membrane for catalyst layer: Electrodes are used in fuel cells for generating electricity from a mixed feed, where the mixed feed comprises a fuel portion and an oxidation portion. Fuel cells incorporating the electrodes and a method of fabricating the fuel cells are described. In some embodiments, the electrodes comprise a barrier layer (120,... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20090117450 - Method for evaluating performance of electrode catalyst for cell, search method, electrode catalyst for cell and fuel cell using same: A method for evaluating the performance of an electrode catalyst for a fuel cell having a catalyst metal supported on a conductive support, wherein a voltammogram area/catalyst specific surface area of the electrode catalyst is used as an index for the performance evaluation, and the performance is evaluated as good... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090117451 - Cap assembly and secondary battery using the same: A secondary battery comprising: an electrode assembly; a can to house the electrode assembly; and a cap assembly to seal the can. The cap assembly includes a vent plate. The vent plate includes a concave deforming portion, a protrusion formed in the center of the deforming portion, and a notch... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090117452 - Rechargeable battery pack and electrical hand tool device: A rechargeable battery pack (10) of an electrical hand tool device comprises at least one rechargeable battery cell (16) and a temperature sensor (30) for measuring the temperature of at least one rechargeable battery cell (16), wherein a spring element (32) is provided which subjects the temperature sensor (30) to... Agent: Dreiss, Fuhlendorf, Steimle & Becker

20090117413 - Micro fuel cell: A fuel cell, fuel cell array and methods of forming the same are disclosed. The fuel cell can be made by forming a first aperture defined by a first aperture surface through a first electrode layer and forming a second aperture defined by a second aperture surface through a second... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090117454 - Multi-layer microporous membrane, battery separator and battery: The invention relates to a particular multi-layer microporous membrane having a good balance of important properties, including excellent electrochemical stability and low heat shrinkage, while maintaining high permeability and heat resistance, with good mechanical strength, compression resistance and electrolytic solution absorption. Of particular importance when used as a battery separator,... Agent: Exxonmobil Chemical Company

20090117453 - Multi-layer, microporous polyethylene membrane, and battery separator and battery using same: A multi-layer, microporous polyethylene membrane having at least three layers comprising (a) a first microporous layer amount of a polyethylene resin and constituting at least both surface layers, and (b) at least one second microporous layer made of a polyethylene resin, a heat-resistant resin having a melting point or glass... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090117455 - Multi-layer, microporous polyethylene membrane, its production method, and battery separator: A multi-layer, microporous polyethylene membrane having at least two layers, which comprises (a) a microporous polyethylene resin layer A comprising high-density polyethylene A having 0.2 or more terminal vinyl groups per 10,000 carbon atoms when measured by infrared spectroscopy, and (b) a microporous polyethylene resin layer B comprising high-density polyethylene... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090117456 - Bipolar secondary battery, battery assembly formed by connecting said batteries and vehicle mounting same: Embodiments of a battery taught herein are directed to preventing a displacement between bipolar battery stacks or between a bipolar battery stack and an electrode tab. A bonding portion is formed at a part of a contact surface where a collector positioned at both ends in a stacking direction of... Agent: Young & Basile, P.C.

20090117457 - Electrochemical cells and method of manufacturing same: An electrochemical cell comprising a casing, an anode comprising anode active material, a cathode, and an electrolyte solution activating the cathode and the anode is described. In one embodiment, the cathode is comprised of a first current collector, first and second sheets of a first cathode active material in contact... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.

20090117458 - Flexible printed circuit (pc) board, junction method thereof, and battery pack using the flexible pc board: A flexible Printed Circuit (PC) board, junction method thereof and battery pack using the flexible PC board prevents cracking of terminal units of a flexible PC board and reducing degradation thereof due to deformation by increasing its tensile strength. The flexible PC board has a multi-layered structure including wiring with... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090117459 - Secondary battery and method of manufacturing the same: A secondary battery and a method of manufacturing the secondary battery, the secondary battery including: an electrode assembly; a can to house the electrode assembly; and a cap assembly to seal an opening of the can. The cap assembly including: a cap-up; a safety element disposed on the cap-up; a... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090117460 - Safe reserve activated lithium ion battery: A reserve activated lithium ion battery is provided with a number of safety features designed to prevent a thermal run-away condition. The reserve activated battery may include a non-flammable electrolyte, a phosphate-based cathode, an anode with a non-fluorinated binder, and/or a solid electrolyte interface on the anode.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090117461 - Electrode for lithium primary and secondary (rechargeable) batteries and the method of its production: The present invention relates to a method for production of electrodes for Li-primary and Li-ion batteries based of using two types of binder. The first binder is soluble in organic solvent and second binder is insoluble in organic solvent during the process of slurry preparation. Combination of the slurry composition... Agent: Enerize Corporation

20090117462 - Electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, method for producing same, and nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery comprising such electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: An electrode for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery 6 according to the present invention includes: a current collector 3; a first active material layer 2 formed on the current collector 3; and a second active material layer 5 provided on the first active material layer 2, the second active material... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090117463 - Lithium ion secondary battery: In a lithium ion secondary battery including a positive electrode, a negative electrode containing an alloy-based negative electrode active material, a separator, a positive electrode lead, a negative electrode lead, a gasket, and an outer case, the positive electrode is allowed to contain an oxygen deficient non-stoichiometric oxide, or an... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090117464 - Fabrication method for electrode active material and lithium battery comprising electrode active material fabricated therefrom: Disclosed is a fabrication method for an electrode active material, and a lithium battery comprising an electrode active material fabricated therefrom. The fabrication method for an electrode active material comprises preparing an aqueous solution by dissolving a precursor that can simultaneously undergo positive ion substitution and surface-reforming processes in water;... Agent: Vierra Magen Marcus & Deniro LLP

20090117465 - Positive electrode and lithium ion secondary battery: A positive electrode includes a collector and a positive electrode mixture layer formed on the collector and containing a polyacrylonitrile based resin-containing binder and a positive electrode active material. The polyacrylonitrile in the positive electrode mixture layer is crosslinked and carbonized.... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090117468 - Anode active material and method of manufacturing the same and lithium secondary battery using the same: An anode active material that can prominently improve lifetime characteristics of a lithium secondary battery includes carbon nanotubes and silicon particles located in an internal space of the carbon nanotubes. The anode active material is manufactured by removing end caps of the carbon nanotubes to provide carbon nanotubes having lengths... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090117466 - Hybrid anode compositions for lithium ion batteries: The present invention provides an exfoliated graphite-based hybrid material composition for use as an electrode, particularly as an anode of a lithium ion battery. The composition comprises: (a) micron- or nanometer-scaled particles or coating which are capable of absorbing and desorbing alkali or alkaline metal ions (particularly, lithium ions); and... Agent: Bor Z. Jang

20090117467 - Nano graphene platelet-based composite anode compositions for lithium ion batteries: The present invention provides a nano-scaled graphene platelet-based composite material composition for use as an electrode, particularly as an anode of a lithium ion battery. The composition comprises: (a) micron- or nanometer-scaled particles or coating which are capable of absorbing and desorbing lithium ions; and (b) a plurality of nano-scaled... Agent: Bor Z. Jang

20090117469 - Positive electrode active material for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery including the same: e

20090117471 - Lithium ion battery electrode and method for manufacture of same: Disclosed is a method for synthesizing a lithium transition metal oxide nanostructure for the cathode material LiCoO2, by using a molten salts/hydroxides flux method, and a device thereof.... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.

20090117470 - Method for preparing a lithium ion cell: The apparatus and methods described herein generally relate to a method for preparing electrodes for lithium ion cells, where both the positive and negative electrodes of the cell include metal oxides processed according to the methods described herein.... Agent: Altairnano, Inc

20090117472 - Negative electrode for lithium secondary battery, method for producing same, and lithium secondary battery comprising such negative electrode for lithium secondary battery: A negative electrode 100 for a lithium secondary battery includes: a current collector 11; a negative-electrode active material body 12 supported by the current collector 11, the negative-electrode active material body 12 having a chemical composition represented as SiOx (0.1≦x≦1.2); and a covering layer 14 formed on the negative-electrode active... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090117473 - Negative electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery using the same: A negative electrode for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery having a small surface film resistance and a high negative electrode strength, wherein the negative electrode includes a collector and an active material layer formed thereon, wherein the active material layer contains an active material and a binder composition, wherein the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

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