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Chemistry: electrical current producing apparatus, product, and process June invention type 06/09

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06/25/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20090162705 - Fuel cell system: Fuel cell system comprising impurity adsorbing means for adsorption of impurities contained in oxidation gas fed to fuel cell; impurity emitting means for emission of impurities adsorbed by the impurity adsorbing means from the impurity adsorbing means; impurity outlet passage for pass of impurities emitted from the impurity emitting means;... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090162706 - Method for manufacturing ceramic member, and ceramic member, gas sensor device, fuel cell device, multi-layer piezoelectric device, injection apparatus and fuel injection system: The method for manufacturing a ceramic member which comprises a step of forming a stacked compact from a plurality of metallic paste layers containing a metal component M1 that are stacked one on another via ceramic green sheets, and a step of firing the stacked compact, wherein at least one... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090162707 - Pressure control valve, method of producing pressure control valve, fuel cell system with pressure control valve, and method of controlling pressure: Provided is a pressure control valve including a movable part (1) which operates by a differential pressure, a first valve (3, 4, 5) for reducing a primary pressure to a secondary pressure, a second valve (10, 11) which operates to block a flow path between an inlet flow path (12)... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090162709 - Inorganic-hydrogen-polymer and hydrogen-polymer compounds and applications thereof: Compounds are provided comprising at least one neutral, positive, or negative hydrogen species having a binding energy greater than its corresponding ordinary hydrogen species, or greater than any hydrogen species for which the corresponding ordinary hydrogen species is unstable or is not observed. Compounds comprise at least one increased binding... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090162708 - Regeneration of sulfur-poisoned noble metal catalysts in the fuel processing system for a fuel cell: A technique and equipment are provided for regenerating a potentially sulfur-burdened, noble metal catalyst (44) in a water gas shift reactor (150, 152, 154), which may be part of a fuel processing system (120) for a fuel cell power plant (110). An oxidant (91) is supplied to the reactor and... Agent: Stephen A. Schneeberger

20090162710 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell stack for generating electric power by receiving supply of a reaction gas; an air compressor for scavenging water remaining in the fuel cell stack when power generation is stopped; a rechargeable battery for supplying electric power to the air compressor for operation... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090162711 - Fuel cell: In a fuel cell which includes a plurality of stacks in which a plurality of cells, which cause reaction gases to undergo electrochemical reaction and generate electricity, are stacked in layers; and an electrically conductive member which electrically connects together end portions of the stacks, so that the stacks constitute... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090162712 - Fuel cell: According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a fuel cell including: a membrane electrode assembly including: an electrolyte membrane; anode and cathode catalyst layers respectively disposed on the electrolyte membrane; and anode and cathode gas diffusion layers respectively disposed on the anode and cathode catalyst layers;... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090162713 - Stack for fuel cell and bipolar plate and cooling plate adopted in the same: Provided is a stack of a fuel cell in which a plurality of unit cells are stacked to perform an electricity generation reaction. The stack includes a membrane electrode assembly in which an anode, an electricity membrane, and a cathode are stacked; a bipolar plate having reactant channels through which... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090162714 - Tubular fuel cell module and manufacturing method thereof: A tubular fuel cell module is provided with a tubular cell of a tubular fuel cell, and a heat transfer pipe through which a heating/cooling medium flows to selectively heat and cool the tubular fuel cell. The heat transfer pipe includes a first straight portion, a second straight portion, and... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090162722 - Electrochemical cell assemblies including a region of discontinuity: Embodiments of the invention relate to electrochemical cell assemblies in which a region of discontinuity provides separation and insulation between adjacent cells in an array.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090162720 - Fluid transfer device, and fuel cell and electronic apparatus using the same: A fluid transfer device according to the present invention is intended to cause a fluid to travel along a channel (1). A vibrating plate (3a) for generating an acoustic wave and a reflector (2) for reflecting the acoustic wave face each other at opposite sides of the channel (1) with... Agent: Mots Law, PLLC

20090162717 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell having a capability of making uniform a water distribution in an in-plane direction of a polymer electrolyte membrane and supplying a reactive gas to an air electrode catalyst layer efficiently is provided. The fuel cell of the present invention has a polymer electrolyte membrane, a pair of... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090162721 - Fuel cell membrane-electrode assembly and production method therefor: A fuel cell membrane-electrode assembly having a fuel electrode and an oxidant electrode has a non-supported-catalyst containing catalyst layer that contains a metal catalyst nanoparticle of 0.3 nm to 100 nm in primary particle diameter that is not supported on a support, and an electrochemically active surface area of the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090162719 - Liquid fuel and fuel cell: A liquid fuel containing an ionic microgel is provided. A fuel cell having an anode for oxidizing the liquid fuel, a cathode for reducing an oxidizing agent, and an electrolyte film sandwiched between the anode and the cathode is provided.... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20090162718 - Low impurity elastomeric material: Embodiments of the present invention include cured elastomeric materials of high purity, compositions for making them, and articles comprising the cured elastomeric materials. Embodiments of the invention include cured elastomers that have less than 200 ng/cm2 of calcium. In some embodiments, the cured elastomer is made from cross linked ethylene-propylene-diene... Agent: John W Pillion Entegris

20090162716 - Method of manufacturing fuel cell: A method of manufacturing a fuel cell is comprising: a hydrogen permeable membrane forming step of forming a second hydrogen permeable membrane on a first hydrogen permeable membrane; and an electrolyte layer forming step of forming an electrolyte layer on the second hydrogen permeable membrane. In this case, it is... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090162715 - Polyisobutylene compositions with improved reactivity and properties for bonding and sealing fuel cell components: An electrochemical cell, such as a fuel cell, having improved sealing against leakage includes (a) a first electrochemical cell component having a mating surface; (b) a cured sealant composition adhesively bonded to the mating surface of the first electrochemical cell component and (c) a second electrochemical cell component, having a... Agent: Loctite Corporation

20090162723 - Integrated single-chamber solid oxide fuel cells: A single-chamber solid oxide fuel cell (SC-SOFC) system includes an electrolyte having a first surface and a second surface, a plurality of cell units on the first surface of the electrolyte, and a plurality of interconnects electrically connecting the plurality of the cell units. Each of the cell units includes... Agent: Zhongliang Zhan

20090162724 - Ion conducting copolymers with elastomeric and polyarylene segments: Ion conducting polymers containing polyarylene ion conducting segments and elastomeric segments covalently linked to each other are used to make polymer electrolyte membranes that can be used in fuel cells such as direct methanol fuel cells.... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP

20090162725 - Membrane/electrode assembly for polymer electrolyte fuel cell and process for producing membrane/electrode assembly for polymer electrolyte fuel cell: A membrane/electrode assembly 10 for a polymer electrolyte fuel cell, which comprises an anode 15 having an anode catalyst layer 11 containing an anode catalyst and an ion-exchange resin, a cathode 16 having a cathode catalyst layer 13 containing a cathode catalyst and an ion-exchange resin, and a polymer electrolyte... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090162729 - Bipolar plate and method for manufacturing a protective layer on a bipolar plate: In order to create a bipolar plate for a fuel cell unit, wherein the bipolar plate comprises a carrier layer and a protective layer, wherein the protective layer comprises an oxide system, the protective layer of which reliably reduces any chromium evaporation even during long-term operation and which also meets... Agent: Mr. Edward J. Timmer

20090162726 - Compression apparatus for fuel cell stack: A fuel cell stack assembly in which the mechanism for securing the fuel cell stack in its compressed, assembled state includes a spring bar loading a disc spring at an inner diameter of the disc spring and a compression band which circumscribes the fuel cell stack assembly.... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090162728 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell of the present invention includes: a cell laminated body having a plurality of cells laminated; an end plate provided outside the cell laminated body in a laminating direction of the cell laminated body; and a load adjusting screw provided in the end plate for adjusting a compression... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090162727 - Fuel cell separator and fuel cell: A fuel cell separator and a fuel cell are provided that can improve uniformity in reaction gas flow rate and can prevent flooding due to excessive condensed water in passage grooves appropriately. A reaction gas passage region (101) of a separator (2) has a flow splitting region (21) having a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090162730 - Gas-liquid separator for fuel cell system: A discharge port is located at a lower portion of the case of a gas-liquid separator. A discharge valve is located at the discharge port. A water retaining portion is located at the bottom of the case. The water retaining portion is located at a position lower than the discharge... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090162731 - Plate for fuel cell: The invention concerns a plate for fuel cell, in particular of the ion-exchange membrane type, comprising supply channels (2 to 5) connected to an intake orifice (2a) arranged in the center of one of the surfaces of the plate, and discharge channels (6 to 9) wherein circulate respectively a reactive... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090162733 - Flow field plate for a fuel cell with features to enhance reactant gas distribution: A flow field plate for a fuel cell includes features in the gas input area that enhance gas distribution to the flow field channels. The input area of the flow field plate directs gases from an input manifold to the flow field channels. The input area includes one or more... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090162732 - Fuel cell employing perimeter gasket with perceivable orientation indicator: A fuel cell assembly includes a first flow field plate (FFP), a second FFP, and a membrane electrode assembly (MEA) provided between the first and second FFPs. The MEA includes first and second gas diffusion layers (GDLs) and a membrane provided between an anode catalytic layer and a cathode catalytic... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090162734 - Manufacturing of fuel cell membrane electrode assemblies incorporating photocurable cationic crosslinkable resin gasket: A first transport system moves a web comprising a subgasketed CCM layer and an application system applies a crosslinkable resin to at least a subgasketed portion of the subgasketed CCM layer. The crosslinkable resin preferably comprises a photocurable cationic crosslinkable resin. A first curing apparatus subjects an exposed surface of... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090162735 - Fuel cell reaction layer, fuel cell, and method for producing fuel cell reaction layer: Disclosed is a fuel cell reaction layer which is excellent in durability and heat resistance while having a low operation temperature. In addition, supply of an oxygen gas to the fuel cell reaction layer is hardly disturbed. Also disclosed are a fuel cell and a method for producing such a... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090162736 - Energy storage device and method: A composition is provided that includes a ternary electrolyte having a melting point greater than about 150 degree Celsius. The ternary electrolyte includes an alkali metal halide, an aluminum halide and a zinc halide. The amount of the zinc halide present in the ternary electrolyte is greater than about 20... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20090162737 - Electrochemical storage cell with blow out vents: An electrochemical storage cell is disclosed which includes at least one cathode sheet, at least one anode sheet and at least one separator sheet combined to make a core. The core is housed within a rectangular shell with four sides and two ends, sealed with an air-tight seal. The cell... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090162738 - Battery system with heated terminals: There is disclosed a battery system comprising a battery pack. Within the battery pack is a plurality of cells, which are electrically connected by physical contact between electrical terminals of adjacent cells. A resistive heater is attached to at least some of the electrical terminals in the battery pack to... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090162739 - Electrochemical storage cell: An electrochemical storage cell is disclosed that comprises a cathode sheet, an anode sheet, and a separator sheet between the cathode and anode sheets. A metal foil current collector extends from a longitudinal edge of the cathode sheet. A further metal foil current collector extends from a longitudinal edge of... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090162740 - Optimized dimensional relationships for an electrochemical cell having a coiled core: An electrochemical storage cell having a coiled core is disclosed. The coiled core includes a cathode sheet, an anode sheet, and a separator sheet. An anode connector is connected with the anode sheet at a first end of the coiled core and a cathode connector is connected with the cathode... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090162741 - Construction of electrochemical storage cell: An electrochemical storage cell is disclosed that comprises a core and a rectangular shell that receives the core snugly therein. The rectangular shell has first and second open ends. A first end cap is used to close the first open end. An anode terminal extends through the first end cap... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090162742 - Portable apparatus: According to one embodiment, a portable apparatus has a battery casing containing a battery, a main body casing capable of pivoting at the battery casing and having a display unit, and a hinge mechanism provided between the main body casing and the battery casing to connect the main body casing... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090162743 - Reserve battery having all solid state thin film battery: The present invention discloses a reserve battery having an all solid state thin film battery (5). The reserve battery includes: a housing (1) made of a conductive material; an insulation coating (2) formed on the inner surface of the housing (1); an all solid state thin film battery formed in... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090162744 - Vehicle with a battery system: A battery system for a vehicle capable of being driven by electric power is disclosed. The vehicle includes at least one motor/generator and a battery system for supplying electrical power to and receiving electrical power from the motor/generator. The battery system includes multiple battery packs, each comprising a plurality of... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090162745 - Alkaline battery: An alkaline battery of the present invention includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode containing zinc particles or zinc alloy particles, and an alkaline electrolyte solution, wherein the ratio of the zinc particles or zinc alloy particles of the negative electrode capable of passing through a 200-mesh sieve is 10... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090162746 - Battery: A battery comprising a first electrode, a second electrode, a separator interposed between the first electrode and the second electrode, and an electrolyte having lithium ion conductivity. The first electrode and the second electrode are wound with the separator interposed therebetween to form an electrode assembly. The first electrode includes... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090162747 - Protection cover for an end cap assembly of a battery cell: An electrochemical storage cell is disclosed. The cell includes a core having a cathode sheet, an anode sheet, and a separator sheet. The core is located snuggly within a shell having an open end. An end cap assembly is provided to close the open end. A terminal in electrical communication... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090162748 - battery enclosure: Provided herein is a battery enclosure which comprises a flexible tubular battery housing having a top and bottom open end, and a top and bottom end plug, wherein the top and bottom end plugs are attached to the top and bottom open ends of the tubular battery housing, respectively, thus... Agent: Lin Yu

20090162749 - Electrode tab for secondary battery and secondary battery using the same: A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly having a first electrode plate electrically connected to a first electrode tab and a second electrode plate electrically connected to a second electrode tab and an outer casing housing the electrode assembly. At least one of the first electrode tab or the second... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090162750 - Method of producing lithium ion-storing/releasing material, lithium ion-storing/releasing material, and electrode structure and energy storage device using the material: A method of producing a material capable of electrochemically storing and releasing a large amount of lithium ions is provided. The material is used as an electrode material for a negative electrode, and includes silicon or tin primary particles composed of crystal particles each having a specific diameter and an... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090162751 - Lithium ion secondary battery: A lithium secondary battery having high power characteristics and excellent life characteristics in which the anode comprises at least carbon as an anode active material, and an SBR latex and a cellulosic viscosity improver as a binder material, the carbon material has an inter layer distance (d002) of from 0.345... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090162752 - Zinc can of environmental protection type for battery and manufacture method thereof: A zinc can of environmental protection type for battery and the manufacture method thereof, the zinc can is formed of a zinc base alloy including 0.001-0.04 wt % of aluminum, without containing non-occasional impurity such as cadmium, lead, iron and copper. A zinc base alloy liquid is formed by melting... Agent: Seyfarth Shaw LLP

20090162753 - Spherical carbons and method for preparing the same: The present invention provides a method for preparing spherical carbon comprising step of heat-treating a mixture of a carbon precursor and dispersion media, a spherical non-graphitizable carbon using the same, and a method for preparing spherical artificial graphite.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090162754 - Electrolyte for lithium polymer batteries: A solid polymer electrolyte for a battery is disclosed. The solid polymer electrolyte includes a first polymer capable of solvating a lithium salt, a lithium salt, and a second polymer which is at least partially miscible with the first polymer or rendered at least partially miscible with the first polymer;... Agent: Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP (bathium)

20090162755 - Thin film electrolyte for thin film batteries: The invention relates to a solid-state lithium-ion thin-film electrolyte that, compared to the current state-of-the-art thin-film electrolyte, Lipon, exhibits an equal or larger electrochemical stability window (0-5.5 V vs. Li+/Li), an equal or smaller electronic conductivity (10−14 S/cm at 25° C.), the same ideal transference number for Li+ ions (t=1.000),... Agent: Dewey & Leboeuf LLP

  
06/18/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20090155631 - Battery pack: A battery pack that does not increase contact resistance when an impact is applied to a bare cell and a protection circuit module. The battery pack includes: a bare cell having a surface on which at least one coupling groove is formed; a protection circuit module electrically connected to the... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090155632 - Protection circuit assembly and battery pack having the same: A protection circuit assembly and a battery pack including the same, which can simplify a manufacturing process and increase productivity. The protection circuit assembly includes a protection circuit board including a connection terminal, and a first lead plate connected to the connection terminal and having a coupling hole. The battery... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090155633 - Fuel cell hybrid power supply apparatus: A fuel cell hybrid power supply apparatus comprises a fuel cell power supply circuit and a secondary battery power supply circuit. Wherein a charger unit of the secondary battery power supply circuit determines the power characteristics for the recharging of a secondary battery unit of the secondary battery power supply... Agent: Nikolai & Mersereau, P.A.

20090155635 - Method of activating membrane electrode assembly (pem) of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (pemfc) using cyclic voltammetry (cv): The present invention relates to a method of activating membrane electrode assemblies of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells of a fuel cell stack for a vehicle comprising: supplying a humidified gas to a fuel cell so as to hydrate an electrolyte membrane and an electrolyte of electrodes of the fuel... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090155634 - Method to maximize fuel cell voltage during start-up: A method of operating a fuel cell system is disclosed, the method including the steps of providing a fuel cell stack including a plurality of fuel cell assemblies, each fuel cell assembly having a proton exchange membrane disposed between a plurality of fuel cell plates, wherein water is purged from... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20090155637 - System and process for generating electrical power: The present invention is directed to a process for generating electricity in a solid oxide fuel cell system with low carbon dioxide emissions. A mixture of steam and a hydrocarbon containing feed is reformed to produce a reformed product gas containing hydrogen. A first gas stream containing at least 0.6... Agent: Shell Oil Company

20090155638 - System and process for generating electrical power: The present invention relates to a process for generating electricity with a solid oxide fuel cell system. First and second gas streams containing hydrogen are fed at independently selected rates to an anode of a solid oxide fuel cell. The first and second gas streams are mixed with an oxidant... Agent: Shell Oil Company

20090155636 - Water management for a fuel cell: A fuel cell is provided that includes a water transport plate separating an air flow field and a water flow field. The driving force for moving water across the water transport plate into the water flow field is produced by a differential pressure across a restriction. The restriction is arranged... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.

20090155639 - System and process for generating electrical power: The present invention relates to a process for generating electricity with a solid oxide fuel cell system with low carbon dioxide emissions. A liquid hydrocarbon feed is cracked in a first reaction zone, and fed as a gaseous feed to a second reaction zone. The feed is steam reformed in... Agent: Shell Oil Company

20090155640 - System and process for generating electrical power: The present invention relates to a process for generating electricity with a solid oxide fuel cell system with low carbon dioxide production. First and second gas streams containing hydrogen are fed at independently selected rates to an anode of a solid oxide fuel cell. The first and second gas streams... Agent: Richard B. Taylor C/o Shell Oil Company

20090155643 - Method for using a fuel cell comprising a regeneration step by lowering the temperature: The fuel cell supplies power to a load under nominal conditions. The method for using the fuel cell comprises at least one regeneration step of the performances of the cell by temporarily lowering its temperature below the nominal operating temperature. The regeneration step, performed during a preset time, can be... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090155641 - Multiple injector and ejector array: A fluid injection/ejection system for a fuel cell stack is disclosed, wherein the system includes an array of injectors and ejectors that support hydrogen recirculation and maximize a use of the hydrogen and an efficiency of the fuel cell stack.... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20090155644 - System and process for generating electrical power: The present invention relates to a process for generating electricity with a solid oxide fuel cell system. A liquid hydrocarbon feed is cracked in a first reaction zone, and fed as a gaseous feed to a second reaction zone. The feed is steam reformed in the second reaction zone to... Agent: Shell Oil Company

20090155645 - System and process for generating electrical power: The present invention is directed to a process for generating electricity in a solid oxide fuel cell system. A mixture of steam and a hydrocarbon containing feed is reformed to produce a reformed product gas containing hydrogen. A first gas stream containing at least 0.6 mole fraction hydrogen is separated... Agent: Shell Oil Company

20090155642 - Systems and methods for reliable feedstock delivery at variable delivery rates: Hydrogen-producing fuel processing assemblies and methods for delivering feedstock to a hydrogen-producing region of a hydrogen-producing fuel processing assembly. In some embodiments, the fuel processing assemblies include a feedstock delivery system that includes a pump assembly and a stall prevention mechanism that is adapted to reduce pressure in an outlet... Agent: Dascenzo Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

20090155646 - Reaction device and electronic equipment: Disclosed is a reaction device including: a reactor to cause a reaction of a reactant; a first container to house the reactor; and a second container to house the first container, wherein a gas is injected to a space between the reactor and the first container and the first container... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090155647 - System and process for generating electrical power: The present invention is directed to a solid oxide fuel cell system for generating electrical power. The system comprises a solid oxide fuel cell, a reforming reactor, and a hydrogen separation apparatus. The reforming reactor includes a reforming region in which a feed comprising one or more hydrocarbons may be... Agent: Shell Oil Company

20090155648 - Hydrogen storage system for fuel cell vehicle: For this purpose, the present invention provides a hydrogen storage system for a fuel cell vehicle, the hydrogen storage system including: an outer space filled with a first storage alloy powder that is able to release hydrogen at a high temperature; an inner space filled with a second storage alloy... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090155649 - System and process for generating electrical power: The present invention relates to a solid oxide fuel cell system. The system includes a pre-reforming reactor, a reforming reactor, a hydrogen separation apparatus and a solid oxide fuel cell. The anode exhaust outlet of the solid oxide fuel cell is operatively connected to an inlet of the pre-reforming reactor... Agent: Shell Oil Company

20090155650 - System and process for generating electrical power: The present invention is directed to a solid oxide fuel cell system for generating electrical power. The system comprises a solid oxide fuel cell, a reforming reactor, a hydrogen separation apparatus, and an anode exhaust conduit. The reforming reactor includes a reforming region in which a feed comprising one or... Agent: Shell Oil Company

20090155652 - Fuel cell system: A basic injection time of an injector is obtained from an FC current detected in step S1. The basic injection time based on the FC current is multiplied by a predetermined correction coefficient for correction (learning), and the thus obtained value is re-defined as the basic injection time to obtain... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090155653 - Fuel cell system: The invention relates to a fuel cell system comprising a reformer and an afterburner each for reacting at least fuel and an oxidant; and a fuel feeder for supplying the reformer and the afterburner with fuel. It is provided for to particular advantage that at least one flow control valve... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC

20090155651 - Fuel cell system and generation control device: A fuel cell system capable of accurately and precisely determining the wet condition inside a fuel cell. The fuel cell system includes a solid polymer electrolyte type fuel cell having a stack structure. The fuel cell is connected to an air supply system, a hydrogen gas supply system, an output... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090155655 - Fuel cell power module frame assembly: A frame assembly for a fuel cell power module, particularly but not exclusively for use in lift trucks, has at least one frame element. The frame element is provided with an internal cavity that is filled with a fill material to provide a desired mass of the frame assembly. The... Agent: Bereskin And Parr

20090155656 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system which can exhibit a better result of a reduction in size and weight is provided. The fuel cell system of the present invention comprises a stack of fuel cells which generate electricity by receiving a supply of hydrogen gas and air, a fuel supply passage for... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy

20090155654 - Heat recovery apparatus and fuel cell having the same: Provided are a heat recovery apparatus recovering heat generated from a membrane electrode assembly (MEA) and transmitting the heat to a fuel spreader so that a temperature difference between the MEA and the fuel spreader inside a fuel cell is reduced, and a fuel cell having the heat recovery apparatus.... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090155658 - Electrode for polymer electrolyte fuel cell, membrane/electrode assembly and process for producing catalyst layer: The catalyst layer 11 of the electrode comprises a nonwoven structure of an ion-exchangeable fluoropolymer fiber, wherein the fiber diameter of the fiber is from 0.1 to 30 μm, and the bulk density of the nonwoven structure is from 0.1 to 1.1 g/cc. The nonwoven structure is produced by forming... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090155657 - Hydrogen permeable film, and fuel battery using the same: A hydrogen permeable film (1) includes a hydrogen permeable base material (2) including V or a V alloy, a Pd film (3) including Pd or a Pd alloy and having hydrogen permeability, and an intermediate layer (4) provided between the hydrogen permeable base material (2) and the Pd film (3)... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090155659 - Tubular fuel cell: A tubular fuel cell includes an inner current collector, a membrane-electrode assembly, and seal portions provided at the axial end portions of the membrane-electrode assembly, respectively. The membrane-electrode assembly includes an inner catalyst layer provided on the inner current collector, an electrolyte membrane provided on the inner catalyst layer, and... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090155660 - Tubular solid oxide fuel cells: Tubular solid oxide fuel cells are provided. In one embodiment, fluid flow channels are defined by a plurality of bridges between a core and an outer wall of an electrode support. In another embodiment, a fluid supply channel and fluid discharge channels of an electrode support are formed in a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090155661 - Fuel cell module, fuel cell, and method of manufacturing fuel cell module: For the purpose of providing a fuel cell module having a small number of molding processes and favorable productivity, the edge of a polymer electrolyte membrane (44) exposed at the outer periphery of an electrode section, which is formed by providing an anode electrode (46a) and a cathode electrode (46b)... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

20090155662 - Highly stable fuel cell membranes and methods of making them: A solid polymer electrolyte membrane having (a) an ion exchange material and (b) dispersed in said ion exchange material, a hydrogen peroxide decomposition catalyst bound to a carbon particle support, wherein the hydrogen peroxide decomposition catalyst comprises (i) polyvinylphosphonic acid and (ii) cerium.... Agent: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

20090155666 - Bipolar plate and process for producing a bipolar plate: In order to provide a bipolar plate for a fuel cell unit, wherein the bipolar plate comprises a support layer of a metallic material and a protective layer, wherein the protective layer comprises an at least binary oxide system with at least two different types of metal cations, the protective... Agent: Edward J. Timmer

20090155667 - Bipolar plate and process for producing a protective layer on a bipolar plate: In order to provide a bipolar plate for a fuel cell unit, wherein the bipolar plate comprises a support layer and a protective layer, wherein the protective layer comprises an at least binary oxide system with at least two different types of metal cations, the protective layer of which reliably... Agent: Edward J. Timmer

20090155669 - Fuel-cell connector: To reduce leakage of fuel from a fuel cartridge during connection to and disconnection from a fuel-cell connector. A fuel-cell connector for releasable connection to a fuel cartridge has a cartridge-side connection element with a cartridge-side valve that opens or closes a fuel-supply opening. A fuel-cell connector has a connector-side... Agent: Trojan Law Offices

20090155668 - Multi-stage in-line cartridge ejector for fuel cell system: Multi-stage in-line cartridge ejectors for a fuel cell system provided herein comprise: at least one ejector main body for supplying hydrogen, each ejector main body including a plurality of nozzles arranged in line with a predetermined gap, in which the diameters of the respective nozzles become larger from an inlet... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090155663 - Separator for flat-type polymer electrolyte fuel cells: A separator for flat-type polymer electrolyte fuel cells comprises a fuel-feed-side separator and an oxygen-feed-side separator, each comprising a collector portion in which n unit conductive substrates (n is an integer of 2 or more), each having a plurality of through-holes, are arrayed in flat configuration via gaps, and a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090155665 - Separator for fuel cell: A separator includes a separator body 11 and a collector 12. The separator body 11 prevents a mixed flow of fuel gas and oxidizer gas. The collector 12 is formed from a metal lath RM in which through holes each having an opening shape assuming the form of a hexagon... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090155664 - Transition metal nitride, separator for fuel cells, fuel cell stack, fuel cell vehicle, method of manufacturing transition metal nitride, and method of manufacturing separator for fuel cells: A transition metal nitride is obtained by a nitriding treatment of a surface of a base material including a transition metal or an alloy of the transition metal, and the transition metal nitride has a crystal structure of an M4N type and a crystal structure of an ε-M2˜3N type, and... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090155670 - Fuel cell with flat assembly and simplified sealing: Flat fuel cell comprising at least two unit cells, a casing provided with supports for each of said unit cells, said supports offering a bearing surface to a periphery of the unit cells, sealing means interposed between the periphery of each unit cell and the surface of an associated support,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090155671 - Superplastic sealing system, preferentialy for electrochemical cell system: The invention relates to a seal (10) intended to be inserted between a first and a second member, said seal comprising two contact portions (16) spaced from each other along a spacing direction, respectively intended to contact in a tight manner said first and second members, said contact portions (16)... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090155672 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery comprises a power generating element, a battery case including a gas release hole, and a valve safety device configured to close the gas release hole and release gas out of the battery case when inner pressure in the battery case exceeds a predetermined value. The safety valve... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090155673 - Battery management system: A battery management system for monitoring a plurality of interconnected batteries comprises a plurality of interconnected modules arranged for connection to respective ones of the batteries. Each module comprises a negative terminal connector, a positive terminal connector, a voltage sensor for measuring voltage between the terminals, a communication port arranged... Agent: Ade & Company Inc.

20090155674 - Battery pack, portable device, internal short detecting method, and internal short detecting program: In a battery pack including a battery unit containing a plurality of secondary batteries, an occurrence of an internal short-circuit in the battery unit is detected based on a difference between a first voltage of the battery unit detected at a time a current flowing in the battery unit is... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20090155675 - Battery module: A battery module includes a housing having a central plenum and a plurality of cells provided within the housing, the plurality of cells including a first group of cells and a second group of cells separated from the first group by the central plenum. The housing is configured to direct... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090155676 - Anode protective layer compositions for lithium metal batteries: The present invention provides a battery cell, comprising: (a) an anode comprising an active metal or a metal ion storage material (e.g., an intercalation compound that accommodates lithium ion); (b) a cathode structure; and (c) an ionically conductive protective layer on a surface of the anode and interposed between the... Agent: Bor Z. Jang

20090155677 - Separator for non-aqueous rechargeable lithium battery: A separator for non-aqueous rechargeable lithium batteries and a non-aqueous rechargeable lithium battery including the separator are provided. The separator includes a separator body and a composite including an organic compound and an inorganic compound supporting the separator body, where the organic compound has a higher melting point than that... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090155678 - Separator for electrochemical cell and method for its manufacture: An electrode/separator assembly for use in an electrochemical cell includes a current collector; a porous composite electrode layer adhered to the current collector, said electrode layer comprising at least electroactive particles and a binder; and a porous composite separator layer comprising inorganic particles substantially uniformly distributed in a polymer matrix... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20090155679 - Battery pack: A battery pack comprises a plurality of electrochemical cells and a housing. The cells have similar shape and size. The shape is a rectangular prism with opposing major faces. The cells are aligned in a stack along an axis of the pack so that one of the major faces of... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090155680 - Power supply system: A power supply system includes a number of battery cells connected in rows in an end-to-end fashion to form a battery module. A number of these battery modules are placed into a housing to form a battery brick, which is a basic building block that can be used to create... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl

20090155683 - Insulating case for secondary battery and secondary battery using the same: An insulating case for a secondary battery includes a main body and a support projecting upward from an edge of the main body such that an internal angle between the support and the main body is an obtuse angle. Further, a secondary battery including an electrode assembly, a can housing... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090155681 - Structure of a battery set: The present invention provides a structure of a battery set including a battery body and a holder. The battery body has a circuit board disposed on a side of the battery body. The circuit board has a plurality of conductive pads. The holder with “U” shaped profile is provided on... Agent: Joe Mckinney Muncy

20090155682 - Structure of a battery set: This invention is to disclose a structure of a battery set comprising a case, a battery body, a holder and a filling body. The case is formed like a clamp shape having an open space inside. The battery body disposed in the open space has a PCB adjacent to an... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090155684 - Protection circuit assembly and battery pack having the same: A protection circuit assembly and a battery pack including the same detachment of a lead plate from a protection circuit board. The battery pack includes a bare cell including a cap assembly having an electrode terminal and a cap plate; and a protection circuit assembly including; a protection circuit board... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090155685 - Encapsulated lithium electrochemical device: This lithium electrochemical device includes a stack of layers suitable for constituting a micro-battery deposited on a substrate and encapsulated using a protective cap sealed onto the substrate. It includes two collectors of the current generated by the micro-battery and at least one insulating layer inert as regards lithium. The... Agent: Marjama Muldoon Blasiak & Sullivan LLP

20090155686 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: i

20090155687 - Composite anode active material, method of preparing the same, anode containing the composite anode active material, and lithium battery containing the composite anode active material: A composite anode active material including: a metal capable of alloy formation with lithium; an intermetallic compound; and a solid solution, in which the solid solution is an alloy of the metal capable of alloy formation with lithium and the intermetallic compound, and the solid solution and the intermetallic compound... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090155688 - Alkaline storage cell: The negative electrode of an alkaline storage cell contains a rare earth-Mg—Ni hydrogen storage alloy. The rare earth-Mg—Ni hydrogen storage alloy has a composition expressed by a general formula: (AαLn1-α)1-βMgβNiγ-δ-εAlδTε wherein A represents one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Pr, Nd, Sm and Gd and including... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090155689 - Lithium iron phosphate cathode materials with enhanced energy density and power performance: Said material is prepared by method comprising the steps of providing starting micron sized particles and starting submicron sized particles of at least one lithium metal phosphate or of precursors of a lithium metal phosphate; mixing by mechanical means said starting particles; making a pyrolytic carbon deposit on the lithium... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090155690 - Nickel-metal hydride rechargeable cell: A positive electrode plate (3) of a nickel-metal hydride rechargeable cell contains nickel hydroxide particles (18), a coating layer (19) covering at least a part of a surface of each nickel hydroxide particle (18) and mainly composed of a cobalt compound having an average valence of cobalt more than 2,... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090155691 - Positive electrode for a lithium battery: A method for producing a lithium alkali transition metal oxide for use as a positive electrode material for lithium secondary batteries by a precipitation method. The positive electrode material is a lithium alkali transition metal composite oxide and is prepared by mixing a solid state mixed with alkali and transition... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090155692 - Surface treated anode active material and method of making the same, anode including the same, and lithium battery including the same: An anode includes a collector; and an anode active material layer disposed on the collector comprises an anode active material, which is lithium oxide coated Li4Ti5O12, a conductive material, and a binder, wherein the lithium oxide intercalates and/or deintercalates lithium ions into and from the lattice structure of Li4Ti5O12. By... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090155693 - Dispersed solution of carbon-containing materials for the production of current collectors: A method of preparing a dispersed solution of carbon-containing particles of nanometric size includes: preparing a polymeric matrix of a determined viscosity, then introducing into the matrix a fraction of carbon-containing particles and a fraction of wetting agent, the solvent of the matrix, and maintaining under agitation until a sol... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090155694 - Cathode and lithium battery using the same: A cathode including a current collector and a cathode active composition coated on the current collector. The cathode active composition includes a conducting agent, a binder, and a cathode active material. The cathode active material includes a solid-solution composite oxide represented by the Formula xLi2MO3-(1−x)LiMeO2, in which 0<x<1, and M... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090155695 - Non-aqueous electrolyte and a lithium secondary battery comprising the same: c

20090155696 - Organic electrolytic solution and lithium battery employing the same:

20090155697 - Electrolyte for lithium secondary battery and lithium secondary battery comprising the same:

  
06/11/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20090148726 - Gas diffusion layer for fuel cell: A gas diffusion layer for a fuel cell is described. The gas diffusion layer includes a carbon fiber mat having a substantially open structure. Bloomed fibrillated acrylic pulp is added into a microporous layer ink. Alternatively, the bloomed fibrillated acrylic pulp can first be disposed on the carbon fiber mat,... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20090148728 - Fuel cell system and method of stopping the same: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell body, a gas passage supplying reactive gas to the fuel cell body and discharging the reactive gas from the fuel cell body, and an adjustment part adjusting a flowing condition of the reactive gas in the gas passage. The fuel cell system... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090148729 - Inorganic-hydrogen-polymer and hydrogen-polymer compounds and applications thereof: Compounds are provided comprising at least one neutral, positive, or negative hydrogen species having a binding energy greater than its corresponding ordinary hydrogen species, or greater than any hydrogen species for which the corresponding ordinary hydrogen species is unstable or is not observed. Compounds comprise at least one increased binding... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090148727 - Output limiting device for fuel cell: An output limiting device for a fuel cell, including: an inlet coolant temperature sensor detecting an inlet coolant temperature at a coolant inlet of the fuel cell; an outlet coolant temperature sensor detecting an outlet coolant temperature at a coolant outlet of the fuel cell; and an output limiter limiting... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090148730 - Fuel cell power generation system, its stopping/safekeeping method and program: A fuel cell power system includes a fuel cell stack prepared by stacking a plurality of electric cells, each having an anode and a cathode with an electrolyte therebetween, a fuel supply line and an oxidant supply line that respectively supply a fuel and an oxidant to the fuel cell... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090148731 - Hydride battery and fuel cell: This invention is directed to compositions of matter comprising a hydride ion having a binding energy greater than about 0.8 eV. The claimed hydride ions may be combined with cations, including a proton, to form novel hydrides.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090148732 - Method and apparatus for water removal from a fuel cell system: A method for removal of excess process water from a fuel cell system comprises: collecting excess process water in a container; applying vibrations, e.g. ultrasonic vibrations, to at least a portion of the water to create a mist of water; and removing the mist of water from the container and... Agent: Bereskin And Parr

20090148733 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack, a heat exchanger for heating an oxygen-containing gas using a heat medium before the oxygen-containing gas is supplied to the fuel cell stack, a reformer for reforming a raw fuel chiefly containing hydrocarbon to produce a fuel gas to be supplied... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090148734 - Power system using water as fuel: A power system includes a power supply unit, a hydrogen oxygen generator that has an electrolytic chamber and positive electrode module and negative electrode module mounted in the electrolytic chamber and electrically connected to the power supply unit to electrolyze an electrolytic solution into a gas of hydrogen and oxygen,... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090148735 - Fuel cell system: There is disclosed a fuel cell system capable of stably operating auxiliary devices driven at a high voltage and the like, even in a case where a poisoned electrode catalyst is recovered or a fuel cell is warmed up. On detecting that the electrode catalyst is poisoned, a controller derives... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090148736 - Fuel cell system and mobile object: There is disclosed a fuel cell system or the like capable of stably operating an auxiliary machine and the like, even when recovering a poisoned electrode catalyst and warming up a fuel cell. A controller derives a target operation point sufficient for recovering activity of the poisoned electrode catalyst, and... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090148737 - Heat exchanging element and fuel cell systems using the same: A heat exchanging element adapted to a fuel cell system includes a plurality of heat exchanging units and a fixing unit. The heat exchanging units are arranged to be spaced apart from one another along a first direction. The fixing unit fixes the heat exchanging units. Each of the heat... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services

20090148738 - Fuel cell: A first separator has an outlet side first connection channel connecting a first fuel gas flow field and a fuel gas discharge passage, and a second separator includes an outlet side second connection channel connecting a second fuel gas flow field and the fuel gas discharge passage. The outlet side... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090148739 - Direct methanol fuel cell: A direct methanol fuel cell includes a cathode catalyst layer; an electrolyte membrane; an anode catalyst layer; a first fuel control layer that is water-repellent and conductive and that has pores; a second fuel control layer that is water-repellent and conductive and that has larger pores than the those of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090148740 - Solid electrolyte fuel cell: A membrane electrode assembly for a solid electrolyte fuel cell comprises: an electrode having a layer of nano-structured material on one of its faces, an electrocatalyst deposited on the nano-structured material and an electrolyte deposited on the electrocatalyst/nano-structured material. The nano-structured material can comprise carbon, silicon, graphite, boron, titanium and... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20090148741 - Fuel cell: a fuel cell capable of improving heat exchange efficiency with respect to tubular fuel cells is provided. A fuel cell includes a hollow electrolyte membrane, hollow electrodes arranged on an inside and an outside of the electrolyte membrane, respectively, and an internal charge collector arranged inside of the electrolyte membrane... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090148744 - Fuel cell polymer electrolyte membrane: Crosslinked sulfonated triblock copolymers exhibit lower methanol permeability and good physical strength relative to the perfluorinated proton conductive membranes typically used in Direct Methanol Fuel Cells. Examples of triblock copolymers that can be used as fuel cell membranes include SEBS, SIBS, and SEPS. The chemically cross-linked and sulfonated SIBS, SEBS,... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20090148743 - High performance multilayer electrodes for use in oxygen-containing gases: Electrode materials systems for planar solid oxide fuel cells with high electrochemical performance including anode materials that provide exceptional long-term durability when used in reducing gases and cathode materials that provide exceptional long-term durability when used in oxygen-containing gases. The cathode materials comprise zinc-doped lanthanum strontium ferrite (LSZF) or an... Agent: Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur LLPIPDocketing, Attn: Belinda Reynolds

20090148742 - High performance multilayer electrodes for use in reducing gases: Electrode materials systems for planar solid oxide fuel cells with high electrochemical performance including anode materials that provide exceptional long-term durability when used in reducing gases and cathode materials that provide exceptional long-term durability when used in oxygen-containing gases. The anode materials may comprise a cermet in which the metal... Agent: Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur LLPIPDocketing, Attn: Belinda Reynolds

20090148746 - Fuel cell: A heat insulating member is sandwiched by a first separator and a second separator. The heat insulating member functions as a heat insulating layer to prevent the temperature decrease of electricity generating cells. A first impurity removal flow path is formed in the space enclosed by the grooves on the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090148745 - Pump applied to fuel storage device and portable device with fuel storage device for fuel cells: The pump comprises a pump body, a control member, an elastic member, and blades. The pump body has a holding space, one or more pump inlets, and one or more pump outlets. The holding space, the pump inlets, and the pump outlets communicate with each other. The pump outlets communicate... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090148747 - Water flow system for a fuel cell: Provided is a water flow system for a fuel cell. The fuel cell includes a battery module. The battery module has a cathode end and an anode end. The water flow system includes a water absorbing material and a pump. The water absorbing material has a first capillary structure and... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090148748 - Separator and separator seal for polymer electrolyte fuel cells: A rubber composition comprising (A) a mixture of two or more alkenyl-containing liquid organopolysiloxanes having different weight average molecular weights, (B) an organohydrogenpolysiloxane, (C) fumed silica having a BET specific surface area of 50-400 m2/g, (D) carbon powder, and (E) an addition reaction catalyst cures into a product which is... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090148749 - Separator and separator seal for polymer electrolyte fuel cells: A rubber composition comprising (A) a liquid alkenyl-containing organopolysiloxane with Mw<100,000, (B) a gum-like organopolysiloxane with Mw≧150,000, (C) an organohydrogenpolysiloxane, (D) fumed silica, and (E) an addition reaction catalyst and having a viscosity of 20-200 Pa-s at a shear rate of 10 s−1 and 25° C. is effectively injection moldable... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090148750 - Separator and separator seal for polymer electrolyte fuel cells: A rubber composition comprising (A) an alkenyl-containing organopolysiloxane, (B) a silicone resinous copolymer, (C) an organohydrogenpolysiloxane, (D) fumed silica having a BET specific surface area of 50-400 m2/g, (E) carbon powder having a BET specific surface area of 30-150 m2/g, and (F) an addition reaction catalyst cures into a product... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090148751 - Membrane electrode assembly for fuel cell, and method of manufacturing the same: A membrane electrode assembly (MEA) for a fuel cell, and a method of making the same, the MEA including: an electrolyte membrane; binder layers including a sulfonated polysulfone-clay nanocomposite, and a tackifier, disposed on opposing sides of the membrane; and electrodes including electrode catalytic layers, disposed on the binder layers.... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090148752 - Direct oxidation fuel cell: A direct oxidation fuel cell of the invention includes at least one unit cell, the unit cell including a membrane-electrode assembly including an electrolyte membrane and an anode and a cathode sandwiching the electrolyte membrane, an anode-side separator being in contact with the anode, and a cathode-side separator being in... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090148753 - Cap assembly and secondary battery having the same: A cap assembly and a secondary battery having the same, the cap assembly including: a safety vent having a protrusion that extends at a predetermined angle of inclination; a cap down having a hole through which the protrusion extends; an insulating plate positioned between the cap down and the safety... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090148754 - Device for housing electrochemical cells: Disclosed herein is a device for housing a plurality of electrochemical cells, wherein the housing provides stability, temperature control and maximum packing density. The battery module housing comprises a first semi-enclosure and a second semi-enclosure, wherein the first and second semi-enclosure are aligned to form compartments there between. Each compartment... Agent: Cobasys, LLC

20090148755 - Battery for a power tool: A battery for use in a power tool, including a battery housing, at least one battery cell in the battery housing, a pivoting member at least partially enclosed within the battery housing which moves between a latched position and an unlatched position, and a biasing device associated with the pivoting... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd.

20090148756 - Lithium cell: A primary electrochemical cell having an anode comprising lithium and a cathode comprising iron disulfide (FeS2) and carbon particles. The cell is balanced so that the anode is in theoretical capacity excess (mAmp-hrs) compared to the theoretical capacity of the cathode. The anode and cathode can be spirally wound with... Agent: Mr. Barry D. Josephs Attorney At Law

20090148757 - Battery holder: A battery holder for a button-type battery (1) includes a holder body having a base wall (100) thereof for receiving the battery, and positive and negative terminals (20, 30) assembled to the holder body. The negative terminal has short and long spring elements (311, 315) defining first and second supporting... Agent: Wei Te Chung Foxconn International, Inc.

20090148759 - Energy storage device cell and control method thereof: An energy storage device cell includes: a capacitor cathode including a capacitor cathode collector foil, and a capacitor cathode electrode layer formed on one face of the capacitor cathode collector foil and containing microparticles of activated carbon; a first separator; a common anode including an anode collector foil having a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090148758 - Oxidation resistant separator film for batteries: A separator film for an electric battery is provided to substantially eliminate electric contact between an anode component and a cathode component. The film includes a vinyl alcohol copolymer with functional comonomer units such as sulfonic acid functionalized units or salts thereof. The films are desirable for use in battery... Agent: Ferrells, PLLC

20090148760 - Battery separator structures: s

20090148761 - Multi-layer, microporous polyethylene membrane, battery separator formed thereby and battery: A multi-layer, microporous polyethylene membrane comprising (a) a first microporous layer made of a polyethylene resin, and (b) a second microporous layer comprising a polyethylene resin, and a heat-resistant polymer having a melting point or a glass transition temperature of 170° C. or higher, the heat-resistant polymer being dispersed in... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090148762 - Separator for use in non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A separator for use in a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery including a first porous layer (layer A) having a shutdown function which becomes substantially a non-porous layer at a high temperature, and a second porous layer (layer B) including an aramid resin and an inorganic material, wherein a ratio (TA/TB)... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090148763 - Alkaline battery and battery pack: A positive electrode and a gelled negative electrode are stored with a separator interposed therebetween in a battery case and an opening portion of the battery case is sealed with a gasket. The battery case is formed so that a thickness of a body portion thereof is smaller than a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090148764 - Method for high volume manufacturing of thin film batteries: Concepts and methods are provided to reduce the cost and complexity of thin film battery (TFB) high volume manufacturing by eliminating and/or minimizing the use of conventional physical (shadow) masks. Laser scribing and other alternative physical maskless patterning techniques meet certain or all of the patterning requirements. In one embodiment,... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP - - Appm/tx

20090148765 - Lithium iron(ii) phosphate cathode active material: Lithium iron(II) phosphate containing cathode active material having lithium iron(II) phosphate particles and nano-carbons and methods of preparation thereof. In addition, the cathode active material includes iron phosphide and can be prepared under an inert atmosphere and sintered at high temperatures. The material mixture includes lithium compound, iron compound, organic... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing

20090148766 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery provided with a safety element (16) comprising a conductive current interrupter (161) and an insulation holder (162) at thereof bottom. By safety element provided at the bottom of the battery, either sealed formation technology or open-formation technology is allowed in battery formation processing, and any other sealing... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090148767 - Sealed battery terminal and sealed battery: A sealed battery terminal 18 of the present invention includes an electrically-conductive terminal cap 19, a rupture disk 25 made of flexible electrically conductive material electrically connected to the electrically-conductive terminal cap 19, and an electrically-conductive terminal plate 20 abutting the rupture disk 25. In the sealed battery terminal 18,... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090148768 - Cell electrode plate and process for producing the same: A cell electrode plate is constituted by band-like core member made of metal foil and a plurality of sheets of electrode active material applied discontinuously on and longitudinally of at least one of upper and lower surfaces of the core member, the mutually adjacent sheets of the electrode active material... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090148769 - Dendrite-free lithium electrode and method of making the same: The present invention provides a method of modifying a surface of a lithium electrode, e.g. a negative lithium electrode, for a battery cell. The method comprises the step of applying a thin layer of a carbonaceous material onto the surface of the lithium electrode. The method further comprises the step... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC

20090148770 - Hydrogen absorbing alloy, production method thereof, and secondary battery: The present invention provides a hydrogen absorbing alloy containing a phase of a Gd2CO7 type crystal structure, wherein the phase exists at a ratio of 10 weight % or higher in the entire hydrogen absorbing alloy and yttrium is contained at a ratio of 2 mol % or more and... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20090148771 - Cathode and nonaqueous electrolyte battery: A nonaqueous electrolyte battery includes a cathode having a cathode active material layer including a lithium phosphate compound having an olivine structure; an anode having an anode active material; and a nonaqueous electrolyte, wherein the cathode active material layer includes a carbon material, of which a ratio of a peak... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090148772 - Lithium-containing composite oxide and its production method: The lithium-containing composite oxide is represented by the general formula LipNxMyOzFa (where N is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Co, Mn and Ni, M is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Al, Sn, alkaline earth metal elements and transition metal elements... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090148773 - Lithium-ion secondary battery cell, electrode for the battery cell, and method of making the same: An electrode, e.g. a negative electrode, for a lithium-ion battery cell is made from a carbonaceous material, such as a carbon paper, which is lithiated by direct contact with a piece of lithium metal in an atmosphere comprising carbon dioxide (CO2) gas. A method of making the electrode comprises the... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC

20090148774 - Negative active material for lithium ion battery and lithium ion battery including the same: The present invention relates to a negative active material for a lithium ion battery and a lithium ion battery including the negative active material. The negative active material for a lithium ion battery includes a hexagonal lithium vanadium composite oxide including lithium, vanadium, and magnesium. The lithium and the vanadium... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090148775 - Fuel cell separator resin composition and fuel cell separator: The present invention provides a fuel cell separator resin composition comprising: (A) an epoxy resin; (B) a curing agent; (C) a curing accelerator comprising a salt of a diazabicyclo compound and an organic acid; and (D) a carbon material, wherein the content of the carbon material (D) is 35 to... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090148776 - Liquid absorbing sheet and nonaqueous electrolyte battery pack: A liquid absorbing sheet has a liquid-absorbing resin layer that can effectively absorb the nonaqueous electrolyte solution used in nonaqueous electrolyte secondary cells that make nonaqueous electrolyte battery packs (in particular, lithium ion-based nonaqueous secondary battery packs). The liquid-absorbing resin layer is obtained by irradiating a particular monomer composition with... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090148777 - Room temperature crosslinkable ion conductive polymer system: A room temperature crosslinkable polymer system comprising an anhydride containing polymer and an oxyalkylene amine and a polymer electrolyte derived therefrom are prepared and employed as ion conducting materials for batteries such as lithium ion battery, solar cells and electrochromic devices is disclosed.... Agent: Joann Villamizar Ciba Corporation/patent Department

20090148778 - Anode, method of manufacturing it, and battery: A battery having a high charge and discharge efficiency in which a spirally wound electrode body having a lamination structure of a cathode, an anode 80, and a separator is contained in a battery can. The anode has a structure in which an anode active material layer is provided on... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

  
06/04/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20090142627 - Biological power generator, and method of treating organic solid pollutant-containing waste, a method of treating organic polymeric substance-containing wastewater, a method of treating organic substance-containing wastewater, as well as apparatuses for i: Disclosed are a biological power generator comprising an anaerobic region containing microorganisms capable of growth under anaerobic conditions and an anode having an electron mediator immobilized thereon and having a standard electrode potential (E0′) in a range of −0.13 V to −0.28 V at pH 7, an aerobic region containing... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090142628 - Battery system cooled via coolant: The battery system cooled via coolant has a battery block 3 with a plurality of rectangular batteries 1 retained in a stacked configuration by a battery holder 4; a cooling plate 8 disposed in thermal contact with the bottom surface of the battery block 3 and having a hollow region... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090142629 - Intrinsically-safe battery power supply for underground mining: An intrinsically-safe battery power supply for electrical equipment in underground mining and in other areas exposed to the danger of explosion is disclosed. The power supply includes at least one chargeable storage battery cell disposed in a battery housing. At least one storage battery cell comprises a chargeable lithium storage... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20090142630 - Fuel cell apparatus and method of controlling fuel cell apparatus: According to one embodiment, a fuel cell apparatus includes a cell stack of an active direct methanol type, and a DC-DC converter configure to receive output voltage of the cell stack and to control an output current of the cell stack so that the output voltage of the cell stack... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090142631 - Fuel cell system: The present invention relates to a fuel cell system and to a method of operating such a system. More specifically, the present invention relates to the manner in which a fuel delivery system of a fuel cell system is operated in order to achieve practical advantages in terms of system... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090142632 - Fuel cell stack features for improved water management: An electric insulator for a fuel cell stack with a plurality of fuel cell plates is provided. The electric insulator includes an insulation layer having a water management feature adapted to militate against liquid water contacting the fuel cell plates. Fuel cell stacks having the water management feature are also... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20090142633 - Fuel cell system and mobile article: A fuel cell system, which includes a fuel cell for generating electric power and which discharges externally water remaining in the fuel cell by supplying a gas to the fuel cell, includes discharge amount estimating means, for estimating, based on the state of the fuel cell (the amount of residual... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090142634 - Fuel cell power supply device: It is an object of the present invention to provide a fuel cell power supply device that can realize a reduction in size and improvement of durability of an accumulating unit while maintaining output performance that is applicable when large output is requested. The fuel cell power supply device includes:... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20090142635 - Coolant temperature controller for fuel cell vehicle: A coolant temperature controller for a fuel cell vehicle comprises: a housing including first and second inlet ports provided on one side thereof and an exhaust port provided on the other side thereof in a horizontal direction with respect to the first inlet port; a plunger operating portion including an... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090142636 - Carbon fiber warming system for fiber composite gas storage cylinders: A heating system for a fiber composite high pressure gas storage tank for maintaining the temperature of the gas within the tank and the gas flow components associated with one or more boss at the tank ends above the lower design tolerance limit for the tank and flow control assembly,... Agent: Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090142637 - Warming for high pressure hydrogen gas storage cylinders utilizing the joule-thomson effect: A warming system for a high pressure hydrogen gas storage tank in a motor vehicle for maintaining the temperature of the gas within the tank and the gas flow control components associated with one or more boss at the tank ends above the lower design temperature tolerance limit of the... Agent: Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090142640 - Carbon-titanium oxide electrocatalyst supports for oxygen reduction in pem fuel cells: A high surface area support material is formed of an intimate mixture of carbon clusters and titanium oxide clusters. A catalytic metal, such as platinum, is deposited on the support particles and the catalyzed material us as an electrocatalyst in an electrochemical cell such as a PEM fuel cell. The... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.

20090142638 - Composite porous membrane, method for producing composite porous membrane, solid polymer electrolyte membrane, and fuel cell: It is intended to provide a composite porous membrane comprising a fibrous filler-containing polymer film or sheet, characterized by having a large number of pores with an exposed fibrous filler formed by irradiation with an ultra-short pulse laser with a pulse width of 10−9 seconds or less, and to provide... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090142641 - Fuel cell module and fuel cell: For the purpose of providing a fuel cell module having a small number of molding processes and favorable productivity, the edge of a polymer electrolyte membrane (44) exposed at the outer periphery of an electrode section, which is formed by providing an anode electrode (46a) and a cathode electrode (46b)... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

20090142639 - Seal system for solid oxide fuel cell and method of making: A solid oxide fuel cell assembly is disclosed comprising a felt seal and a spacer capable of limiting a compressive force applied to the seal system. Also disclosed is a solid oxide fuel cell assembly comprising a seal system comprising a felt seal, wherein at least a portion of the... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20090142642 - Cathode structures for solid oxide fuel cells: Cathode structures for low temperature solid oxide fuel cells are provided. The cathode structures include thin dense mixed ionic electronic conducting (MIEC) films. MIEC materials include materials with perovskite structures, such as LSCF. The thickness of the MIEC film is determined by minimizing the sum of the electronic and ionic... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm

20090142645 - Bipolar plate, method for producing bipolar plate and pem fuel cell: A bipolar plate made of a composition comprising at least an epoxy resin, graphite filler and a metal amine complex as a curing agent for the epoxy resin. The invention also relates to a method for producing a bipolar plate and to the use of the bipolar plates in PEM... Agent: Venable LLP

20090142646 - Direct methanol fuel cell stack including flow restrictor and direct methanol fuel cell including the same: A direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) that includes: an anode, a cathode, and a membrane disposed therebetween; a bipolar plate having a flow channel to supply a fluid to the anode; and a flow restrictor installed in the flow channel, to restrict the flow of the fluid.... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090142643 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell 100 is characterized by including an electrolyte 30, and an electrolyte-strengthening member 10 that has a penetration portion 11 and strengthens the electrolyte. The electrolyte 30 has a high-electrical-current-density region of which electrical current density is higher than an average electrical current density of the electrolyte 30... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090142644 - Hydrogen recirculation system using integrated motor generator energy: A system for delivering a supply fluid stream to a fuel cell stack that discharges an unused fluid stream is provided. A fuel supply is adapted to provide a pressurized supply fluid stream. An expander is in fluid communication with the fuel supply and is configured to receive the pressurized... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl

20090142647 - Carbon fiber, porous support-carbon fiber composite and method for producing the same as well as catalyst structure, electrode for solid polymer fuel cell and solid polymer fuel cell: This invention relates to a method for producing carbon fibers having a sufficiently small fiber diameter, and more particularly to (1) a method for producing carbon fibers, which comprising the steps of jetting a polymer material-containing solution by an electrospinning method to form a deposit layer of a fibrous substance... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090142648 - Thin film glass composite catalyst electrode: The present disclosure relates to a glass composite catalyst electrode comprising a glass matrix and metal particles incorporated into the glass matrix. The present disclosure also relates to a method for composing a glass composite catalyst electrode. A glass composite catalyst electrode is a porous homogeneous structure with an approximately... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc

20090142649 - Biological electrode with the hydrogenase enzyme, method of obtaining same and applications thereof: The present invention relates to biological electrodes modified with hydrogenase enzymes (anodes), by means of which it is possible to produce electrical energy from hydrogen in a typical fuel cell configuration. Likewise, using these hydrogenase-modified electrodes (cathodes), it is possible to produce hydrogen from water in a typical electrochemical cell... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090142650 - Battery system: A battery system includes: a battery block defining a cooling gap between battery cells composed of a plurality of rectangular/prismatic cells; and a gas blower forcibly blowing the gas through the gap in the block. The block, set in two separate arrays, is provided therebetween with an intermediate duct connected... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090142651 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery of the present invention includes a positive electrode plate 21 having an uncoated part along at least one long side of a continuous positive electrode substrate 211 coated with a positive electrode mixture layer 212 containing a positive electrode active material. In the nonaqueous electrolyte... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090142652 - Expandable battery compartment: In a battery-powered electrical device, an expandable battery compartment for accommodating batteries of varying size, and a method for altering the size of the battery compartment, is disclosed. The battery compartment includes a battery casing defining a substantially cylindrical recess for at least partially encapsulating a battery. The recess has... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090142653 - Battery system with battery cells arranged in array alignment: A battery system includes a battery block, a cooling pipe, and a coolant feeding device. The battery block includes a plurality of rectangular batteries that have a width greater than a thickness and are securely arranged in array alignment by a battery holder. The cooling pipe cools the rectangular batteries... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090142654 - Compact power supply device for a motor vehicle comprising regulated cooling means: A power supply device for a motor vehicle, comprising a housing containing at least one unit for storing electrical energy and cooling means of the unit consisting of at least two cooling devices which can be selectively controlled by control means for regulating the quantity of heat to be dissipated... Agent: Berenato, White & Stavish, LLC

20090142655 - Dish shaped and pressure equalizing electrodes for electrochemical batteries: A stacked battery has at least two cell segments arranged in a stack. Each cell segment may have a first electrode unit having a first active material electrode, a second electrode unit having a second active material electrode, and an electrolyte layer between the active material electrodes. One or more... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20090142656 - 3-d microbatteries based on interlaced micro-container structures: An electrical energy storage device (20,70) includes a substrate (22), which is formed so as to define a multiplicity of micro-containers separated by electrically-insulating and ion-conducting walls (32). A first plurality of anodes (A) is disposed in a first subset (24) of the micro-containers, and a second plurality of cathodes... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090142657 - Battery separator: The present invention is directed to a sheet product useful as a battery separator. The sheet product is composed of a microporous polymeric sheet product having at least one ply, wherein at least one ply comprises a microporous sheet formed from a polymeric composition of a first polymer having low... Agent: Howard Troffkin

20090142658 - Lithium ion battery: Disclosed herein is a lithium ion battery comprising an electrode core, an electrolyte solution, a metal shell and an end cover assembly, said metal shell comprising an outer wall, an inner wall and a chamber, said electrode core and electrolyte solution being located in the chamber of the metal shell,... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090142659 - Battery electrode structure: An electrode structure for a battery having an electrode tab coupled to a recess within an electrode lead. The tab can be coupled to the recess via hot-pressure treatment or mechanical compression. The coupling can be further reinforced by known welding techniques. The resulting electrode structure is capable of providing... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing

20090142660 - Sealed battery, and vehicle equipped therewith: A sealed battery includes: a battery container having in at least an end portion thereof an opening portion, and a container folded-back portion formed in a peripheral edge of the opening portion; a lid having in its outer periphery a lid folded-back portion, and being attached to the opening portion... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090142661 - Battery cover: Described is a battery cover having upper and lower shells that can be coupled to each other to protect the battery's core and internal circuit board. The shells can be ultrasonically welded to provide at least one loop of continuous weld. Once welded together, the cover reduces battery's exposure to... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing

20090142662 - Battery and preparation method thereof: In one aspect, a battery comprises a battery main body, a protective jacket that surrounds the battery main body, and a cooling medium disposed between the protective jacket and the battery main body. In another aspect, a battery comprises a battery main body, a protective jacket that surrounds and connects... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090142663 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and method of producing the same: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, comprising a positive electrode containing a transition metal-containing composite oxide as a positive electrode active material, a negative electrode containing a negative electrode active material allowing reversible insertion and extraction of lithium, a separator, and a nonaqueous electrolyte solution, wherein the nonaqueous electrolyte solution contains... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090142665 - Active material for rechargeable lithium battery and rechargeable lithium battery including the same: An active material for a rechargeable lithium battery is provided with a non-carbon-based material on which nanofiber-shaped carbon having an oxygen-included functional group is grown. The negative active material for a rechargeable lithium battery has good conductivity and cycle life characteristics.... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090142664 - Polypyrrole and silver vanadium oxide composite: In one embodiment of the present disclosure, a composite electrode for a battery is provided. The composite electrode includes silver vanadium oxide present in an amount from about 75 weight percent to about 99 weight percent and polypyrrole present in an amount from about 1 weight percent to about 25... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20090142666 - Methods for manufacturing manganese oxide nanotubes or nanorods by anodic aluminum oxide template: The present invention relates to methods for manufacturing manganese oxide nanotubes/nanorods using an anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) template. In the inventive methods, the manganese oxide nanotubes/nanorods are manufactured in mild conditions using only a manganese oxide precursor and an anodic aluminum oxide template without using any solvent. The nanotubes/nanorods having... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090142667 - Cylinder type zinc-air cell and method of producing the same: Disclosed herein is a cylindrical zinc-air cell and fabricating method thereof. The zinc-air cell comprises a film including an air anode membrane and a separator, the film being formed in a substantially cylindrical bent shape; and a junction element adapted to receive both ends of the film therein. The junction... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090142668 - Cathode active material, cathode, and nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: The present application provides a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery which includes a cathode having a cathode active material layer, an anode, and a nonaqueous electrolyte, wherein the cathode active material layer includes secondary particles of a lithium phosphate compound having olivine structure, an average particle diameter A of primary particles... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090142669 - Sulfide-based lithium-ion-conducting solid electrolyte glass, all-solid lithium secondary battery, and method for manufacturing all-solid lithium secondary battery: A sulfide-based lithium-ion-conducting solid electrolyte glass is formed from sulfide-based lithium-ion-conducting solid electrolyte, and α-alumina.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090142670 - Electrolytic solution and lithium battery employing the same: Disclosed is an electrolytic solution including an organic solvent, a lithium salt, and an additive. The additive includes maleimide compound and vinylene carbonate. The maleimide compound can be maleimide, bismaleimide, polymaleimide, polybismaleimide, maleimide-bismaleimide copolymer, or combinations thereof. The lithium battery employing the described electrolytic solution has a higher capacity of... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

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