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Chemistry: electrical current producing apparatus, product, and process July category listing 07/09

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07/30/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090191431 - Method of manufacturing catalyst carrier, catalyst carrier, and electrode of fuel cell battery: To smoothly deliver a thermal energy required in an active site of a catalyst carried on a carrier. A method of manufacturing a catalyst carrier of the present invention includes the steps of: forming a mixed thin film in which at least metal and ceramics are mixed on a metal... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl

20090191434 - Fuel cell system and method of influencing the heat and temperature budget of a fuel cell stack:

20090191433 - Fuel cell system and operating method thereof: A fuel cell system operating method in which a temperature of a fuel cell power generator is measured when the fuel cell power generator stops generating power, and it is determined whether the temperature is within a predetermined temperature range, and a reverse current is supplied to the fuel cell... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090191432 - Fuel cell system cathode inlet relative humidity control: A fuel cell system (100) and operational methods (200, 300 and 400) are described that utilize a combination of sensor input and component models for causing the system's cathode effluent (150) to selectively bypass cathode effluent processing components (140) so as to obtain or maintain a desired cathode inlet relative... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff

20090191435 - Covers for electrochemical cells and related methods: Embodiments of the invention relate to an electrochemical cell system including a cover that affects reactant flow into an electrochemical cell array.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090191436 - Fuel cell system: The fuel cell system and method in accordance with the invention is used for the generation of electrical current and heat from liquid and gaseous fuels. The system comprises a reformer and a fuel cell stack (1) having an operating temperature of about 120° C. or greater and providing exhaust... Agent: Ronald S. Lombard, Esquire

20090191437 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system including a plurality of single-cell units, each of which include an electrolyte membrane disposed between an anode and a cathode and which generate electric power by a reaction of a fuel gas in the anode and an oxidizer gas in the cathode, and a fuel cell... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20090191438 - Fuel cell system: Provided is a fuel cell system, which can inform the user of the input of a control command for low-temperature countermeasures, if necessary, at a proper timing. A control unit decides whether or not an ambient temperature To of a remote-part temperature is lower than 0° C. for the time... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090191439 - Fuel cell: Oxidation or corrosion of carbon material contained in a cathode due to the reverse current that occurs at the starting of a fuel cell is suppressed. The fuel cell includes a plate-like cell, a separator on one side of the plate-like cell, and a separator on the other side of... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090191441 - Fuel cell: The fuel cell includes a membrane electrode assembly including a cathode catalyst layer, an anode catalyst layer and a proton conducting film provided between the cathode catalyst layer and the anode catalyst layer, a cathode conductive layer electrically connected to the cathode catalyst layer, an anode conductive layer electrically connected... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090191440 - Solid oxide fuel cell: A solid oxide fuel cell has a stack structure in which sheet bodies and separators for separating air and fuel gas are stacked in alternating layers. Each of the sheet bodies includes an electrolyte layer, a fuel electrode layer formed on the upper surface of the electrolyte layer, and an... Agent: Burr & Brown

20090191442 - Electrolyte, production process therefor, electrolyte membrane, production process therefor, catalyst layer and fuel cell: An electrolyte having a structure where a fluorinated hydrophilic segment A represented by -E2-[Rf-E1]m- and a hydrocarbon hydrophobic segment B are alternately bonded to each other through chemical bond and a production process therefor, and an electrolyte membrane, a production process therefor, a catalyst layer and a fuel cell using... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090191444 - Fuel cell bipolar plate and method for producing the same: Certain embodiments provide a bipolar plate for a fuel cell having a novel configuration in which the draining function is improved, the operation is simplified, the resin contained therein is prevented from being decomposed and eluted, and methods for producing the same. The methods for producing a bipolar plate for... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090191445 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system having an excellent orientation free performance by separating a fluid into a liquid and a gas without being affected by shaking and/or rotation of the fuel cell system includes a fuel cell main body, a first liquid/gas separation unit, and a buffer line. The fuel cell... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090191443 - Planar fuel cell: A planar fuel cell (101) having a channel (108) with a length (224), a width (126), a depth (228) is disposed into the substrate (102). The channel (108) has a first end portion (111), a second end portion (112), and a middle portion (114) with the middle portion (114) separating... Agent: Gary F. Witting

20090191446 - Method of producing a sealing arrangement for a fuel cell unit and a sealing arrangement for a fuel cell unit: p

20090191447 - Fuel cell unit, composite block of fuel cells and method for manufacturing a composite block of fuel cells: In order to create a fuel cell unit, comprising a cathode-anode-electrolyte unit and a contact plate which is in electrically conductive contact with the cathode-anode-electrolyte unit, which requires only small production resources and is thus suitable for large-scale production it is suggested that the fuel cell unit comprise a fluid... Agent: Edward. J . Timmer

20090191449 - Alkaline storage battery: An alkaline storage battery in which an actual reaction area is not reduced after increasing a reaction area is provided. A hydrogen storage alloy negative electrode 11 of an alkaline storage battery 10 of the present invention is formed in a strip form including a long axis and a short... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090191448 - Battery pack and method for producing the same: A battery pack includes: a battery including a battery element covered with a packaging member, the battery element including a positive electrode and a negative electrode which are spirally wound together or stacked on one another through a separator; a protection circuit board for the battery; and a covering material... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090191450 - Battery pack: A battery pack that can prevent deformation caused by external impact as well as leakage of an electrolyte. The battery pack includes a bare cell including a pouch type casing, an electrode assembly accommodated in the pouch type casing, and positive and negative electrode tabs extending from one side of... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090191451 - Battery assembling body and vehicle on which battery assembling body is mounted: A battery assembling body capable of preventing a temperature rise of a battery while preventing an inflow of foreign matters. The battery assembling body (12) includes a housing (15) which contains batteries (2a, 2b, 6), a side frame (17) which is used to detachably fit the housing (15) to a... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20090191452 - Battery pack: Disclosed herein is a multi-cell battery pack having optimal temperature distribution throughout the battery pack and optimal air flow through the battery pack. Disclosed herein is a battery pack which provides optimal temperature distribution throughout the battery pack, wherein maximum cell temperature (Tmax) and temperature differential amongst all cells in... Agent: Cobasys, LLC

20090191453 - Car power source apparatus: The car power source apparatus is provided with a battery block 10 housing a plurality of batteries 11 in a battery case 12, and an electronic component block 20 with an electronic component case 22 housing electronic components 21, which connect with the batteries 11 in the battery block 10.... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090191454 - Pivotally actuated battery clamp terminal: A battery clamp includes a fixed collar cooperating with an adjustable collar to engage a battery terminal. In one embodiment, the adjustable collar is attached to a pivotal grip plate, the pivotal grip plate being pivotably engageable with a base attached to the fixed collar. A method of securing a... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20090191455 - Electrolyte for batteries and battery packs: Electrolyte for lithium secondary batteries and battery packs includes a lithium salt, a non-aqueous solvent, and an additive. The additive includes two or more members selected from the group consisting of substances A, B and C, wherein A includes one or more fused ring compounds and fused heterocyclic compounds, B... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing

20090191456 - Battery pack and manufacturing method therefor: A battery pack has a battery obtained by packing a battery element with a packing member. The battery element is formed by winding or laminating an anode and a cathode through separators. The battery pack includes frame member surrounding the packing member packing the battery element and a coating layer... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090191457 - Method of manufacturing lithium-ion secondary battery, electrolytic solution, and lithium-ion secondary battery: A method of manufacturing a lithium-ion secondary battery includes an electrolytic solution making step of making an electrolytic solution by mixing at least an organic solvent and an electrolytic salt together, an electrode insertion step of inserting an anode and a cathode into an outer case, and a liquid injection... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090191458 - Porous network negative electrodes for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: An electrode of a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery comprises a current collector and a mixture comprising an electrode active material, a conductive material, and a binder on the current collector. The electrode active material comprises a porous oxide, in which the porous oxide comprises a lithium absorbing nano-material. The electrode... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090191461 - Electrode for electric storage device and electric storage device: An electrode is used for an electric storage device that includes plural electrodes that are stacked such that an ion-conductive layer is disposed between each pair of the electrodes. Each of the plural electrodes includes a current collector, and an electrode layer, formed on the current collector, which contains an... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090191459 - Electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: An electrode (10) characterized by an output terminal (9) being led out from the surface of a part where an active substance layer (3) exists when viewed from the thickness direction of the electrode. Active substance contained in the active substance layer (3) preferably comprises a material having a low... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090191460 - Nonaqueous secondary battery and method for producing the same: An object of the present invention is to provide a nonaqueous secondary battery with high capacity and less cycle degradation and a method for producing thereof. The nonaqueous secondary battery of the present invention comprises a positive electrode having a positive electrode current collector and a positive electrode mixture layer... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090191462 - Anode active material, anode, battery, and method of manufacturing anode: A battery that has a higher capacity and superior charge and discharge efficiency is provided. The battery includes a cathode, an anode, and an electrolyte. The anode has an anode active material layer provided on an anode current collector, and the anode active material layer contains a spherocrystal graphitized substance... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090191463 - Negative electrode for nonaqueous secondary battery: A negative electrode 10 for a nonaqueous secondary battery has an active material layer 12 containing active material particles 12a. The particles 12a are coated at least partially with a coat of a metallic material 13 having low capability of lithium compound formation. The active material layer 12 has voids... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090191464 - Organic electrolytic solution comprising cycloolefin monomer and lithium battery employing the same: An organic electrolytic solution includes a lithium salt; an organic solvent containing a high dielectric constant solvent; and a polymerizable cycloolefin monomer, and an lithium battery employing the same. The organic electrolytic solution prevents decomposition of an electrolyte, and thus the lithium battery employing the organic electrolytic solution has improved... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090191465 - Polysiloxane-based compound for electrolyte of lithium secondary battery, organic electrolyte solution including the polysiloxane-based compound, and lithium battery using the solution:

20090191466 - Battery: A battery includes an anode having an alkali metal as the active material, a cathode having, for example, iron disulfide as the active material, and an electrolyte containing a sulfolane and 1,3-dioxolane.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

  
07/23/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090186244 - Fuel cell and method for depleting carbon dioxide: The invention concerns a fuel cell comprising an anode chamber, a cathode chamber and a cavity for the electrolytic space, as well as combustion gas supply conduits and carbon dioxide and water discharge conduits for the anode chamber, and, for the cathode chamber, oxygen and carbon dioxide supply conduits and... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090186245 - Racked power supply ventilation: A ventilation system for a fuel cell power module is provided. The ventilation system includes a ventilation enclosure for evacuating fluids from the fuel cell power module, the ventilation enclosure having an air inlet for providing ingress of air to the enclosure. The ventilation system further concludes a ventilation shaft... Agent: Bereskin And Parr

20090186246 - Fuel cell and control method thereof: Disclosed herein are a fuel cell and a method for controlling the fuel cell. The fuel cell includes a reforming apparatus to perform reformation reactions and thereby to produce a fuel gas and a heat by-product, a stack to receive the fuel gas from the reforming apparatus and thereby to... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090186247 - Fuel cell power supply: A fuel cell power supply includes a fuel cell voltage detection means which detects a terminal-to-terminal voltage of the fuel cell; an internal resistance calculation means which supplies electric power from a battery to a motor via a second DC-DC converter and calculates a resistance value of an internal resistance... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20090186248 - Fuel cell anode structure for voltage reversal tolerance: An anode catalyst layer for a fuel cell is presented having first and second catalyst compositions and a hydrophobic binder. The first catalyst composition includes a noble metal, other than Ru, on a corrosion-resistant support material; the second catalyst composition contains a single-phase solid solution of a metal oxide containing... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090186250 - Bilayer interconnects for solid oxide fuel cells: A solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) includes a plurality of sub-cells. Each sub-cell includes a first electrode in fluid communication with a source of oxygen gas, a second electrode in fluid communication with a source of a fuel gas, and a solid electrolyte between the first electrode and the second... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20090186251 - Membrane electrode assembly having low surface ionomer concentration: A membrane electrode assembly (MEA) comprises a polymer electrolyte membrane having at least one electrode layer on each of the opposing sides of the membrane. The electrode layer comprises a catalyst, an electrically conductive particulate material and an ionomer binder. The ionomer binder concentration on the exterior surface of the... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.

20090186252 - Organic-inorganic composite polymer electrolyte membrane for fuel cells and its preparation method: The present invention relates to a preparing process an organic-inorganic composite polymer membrane for fuel cell by using sol-gel process. At this time, it is characterized in that when a sulfonated hydrocarbons polymer having ion conductivity is cast with film shape, sol-gel process which enables to distribute an inorganic matter... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090186249 - Titanate and metal interconnects for solid oxide fuels cells: A solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) includes a plurality of sub-cells. Each sub-cell includes a first electrode in fluid communication with a source of oxygen gas, a second electrode in fluid communication with a source of a fuel gas, and a solid electrolyte between the first electrode and the second... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20090186253 - Bipolar plate design for passive low load stability: A fuel cell that includes a flow field plate having flow channels, where the flow channels include one enlarged stability flow channel for each set of a predetermined number of smaller flow channels. The stability channel provides a higher volume of flow therethrough, which prevents the accumulation of water at... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20090186255 - Case for miniature fuel cells: A case for fuel cells including an upper plate formed of a stack of a first insulating board, portions of a first conductive layer, a second insulating board, and a second conductive layer, this stack including windows, fuel cells being placed under the first insulating board at the level of... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Inc. C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090186254 - Conductive polymer: The invention provides a polymer comprising an acid cured solvented resole wherein the solvented resole is substantially free from water; a shaped article formed from the polymer and use of the polymer as an electrode, as an electromagnetic shielding material, to suppress electromagnetic interference, or to prevent electrostatic discharge at... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20090186257 - Direct methanol fuel cell system, fuel cartridge, and memory for fuel cartridge: A fuel cartridge to be connected to a direct methanol fuel cell power generating device includes a spare fuel tank which stores a liquid fuel and is to be connected to the direct methanol fuel cell power generating device and a harmful substance trap member. The spare fuel tank stores... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090186256 - Receptacle: A receptacle including a structure for connecting a mobile object having a supply port with a fuel supply device connected to the supply port to supply the mobile object with fuel and external power is provided. The fuel supply device is provided with a first conductive portion containing the supply... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090186258 - Ion conductor and fuel cell: An ion conductor that has high ion conductivity, is hardly affected by environmental change, and thus can improve the safety is provided. As a first fluid F1 containing an electrolyte, the ion conductor containing an ionic solid having ion conductivity and a dispersion medium for dispersing the ionic solid is... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090186259 - Electric storage batteries with electrolyte agitation: The invention provides a gauntlet for tubular type electric storage batteries with air mixing of the electrolyte, the gauntlet including multiple individual tubes forming a cartridge belt type gauntlet, where the walls of at least one of these individual tubes are substantially impermeable to air, as well as a process... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090186260 - Accumulator, accumulator group and method for production thereof: A rechargeable battery includes negative electrode plates that are connected to an output contact sheet which has bent-around contact lugs. The contact lugs extend from the second side edge to the first side edge of the electrode plate stack, whilst in a sprung manner on the inner face of the... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090186261 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery. The rechargeable battery is constructed with a bare cell, a protective circuit board electrically connected to the bare cell, a lead plate located between the bare cell and the protective circuit board, and a combining case covering an upper end of the bare cell, the protective circuit... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090186262 - Battery pack and wiring substrate: A battery pack includes a pack body that includes a battery cell and that has an external shape substantially symmetric with respect to the horizontal and vertical axes, viewed from a front face on which terminals are arranged, and a terminal unit on the front face. The terminal unit includes... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090186263 - Lithium cell: A primary cell having an anode comprising lithium or lithium alloy and a cathode comprising iron disulfide (FeS2) and carbon particles. The electrolyte comprises a lithium salt dissolved in an organic solvent mixture. The electrolyte contains between about 100 and 2000 parts by weight water per million parts by weight... Agent: Mr. Barry D. Josephs Attorney At Law

20090186264 - Battery pack, holster, and extendible processing and interface platform for mobile devices: A battery pack is provided for a mobile communication device, comprising a casing defining a cavity that conforms, at least partially, to the outer shape of the mobile communication device and one or more rechargeable power cells housed within the thickness of the casing. An internal interface engages a corresponding... Agent: Loza & Loza LLP

20090186265 - Battery cell assembly and method for assembling the battery cell assembly: A battery cell assembly and a method for assembling the battery cell assembly are provided. The battery cell assembly includes first and second battery cells with a heat exchanger disposed between the first and second battery cells. The heat exchanger has a plastic frame and first and second thermally conductive... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090186266 - Battery unit: A battery unit comprises a battery case, and a plurality of battery modules stored and held in the battery case. The battery case includes a bottom wall and a partition. The plurality of battery modules are mounted on the bottom wall. The partition is provided and erected on the bottom... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090186267 - Porous silicon particulates for lithium batteries: An anode structure for lithium batteries includes nanofeatured silicon particulates dispersed in a conductive network. The particulates are preferably made from metallurgical grade silicon powder via HF/HNO3 acid treatment, yielding crystallite sizes from about 1 to 20 nm and pore sizes from about 1 to 100 nm. Surfaces of the... Agent: Robert J. Lauf

20090186268 - Impact resistant battery pack: A battery pack including a cell having a surface including a coupling groove, a circuit board electrically connected to the cell, a coupling member coupled to the cell, having one end coupled to the circuit board and another end having a coupling hole corresponding to the one coupling groove, a... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20090186269 - Rechargeable battery: The present invention relates to a rechargeable battery. The rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly, a case, electrode terminals, and a cap plate. The electrode assembly includes a separator and an anode and a cathode disposed at both sides of the separator. The case houses the electrode assembly. The electrode... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090186270 - Non-aqueous electrolyte battery and method for producing the same: A non-aqueous electrolyte battery includes a battery element, a film-form casing member, and a resin protective layer. The battery element includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode. The film-form casing member contains the battery element and an electrolyte... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090186271 - Non-aqueous electrolyte battery and electrode, and method for manufacturing the same: A non-aqueous electrolyte battery including a positive electrode; a negative electrode; and a non-aqueous electrolyte, wherein at least one of the positive electrode and the negative electrode has an active material layer containing an ambient temperature molten salt and polyvinylpyrrolidone.... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090186274 - Battery: A battery including a positive electrode, a negative electrode and an electrolytic solution, wherein the negative electrode has a negative electrode active material layer containing a carbon material and a binder and having a thickness per one face of 70 μm or more and not more than 120 μm; and... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090186272 - Cathode and lithium battery including the same: b

20090186273 - Negative active material, method of preparing the same, and rechargeable lithium battery including the same: A negative active material for rechargeable lithium batteries and a method of manufacturing the negative active material are provided. The negative active material for rechargeable lithium batteries includes at least one generally spherical assembly having flake-shaped materials that are capable of doping and dedoping lithium, and are arranged in a... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090186275 - Synthesis of nanoparticles of lithium metal phosphate positive material for lithium secondary battery: Novel process for the preparation of finely divided, nano-structured, olivine lithium metal phosphates (LiMPO.sub.4) (where metal M is iron, cobalt, manganese, nickel, vanadium, copper, titanium and mix of them) materials have been developed. This so called Polyol” method consists of heating of suited precursor materials in a multivalent, high-boiling point... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090186276 - Hybrid nano-filament cathode compositions for lithium metal or lithium ion batteries: This invention provides a hybrid nano-filament composition for use as a cathode active material. The composition comprises (a) an aggregate of nanometer-scaled, electrically conductive filaments that are substantially interconnected, intersected, or percolated to form a porous, electrically conductive filament network, wherein the filaments have a length and a diameter or... Agent: Bor Z. Jang

20090186277 - Mixed metal olivine electrode materials for lithium ion batteries: A positive electrode material is provided including an electroactive material having one or more phases comprising lithium (Li), an electroactive metal (M), and phosphate (PO4), wherein in the fully lithiated state, the overall composition has a ratio of Li:M ranging from greater than about 1.0 to about 1.3, a ratio... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20090186278 - Lithium secondary battery: In a lithium secondary battery, the electrode assembly includes a positive electrode and a negative electrode which are assembled together with a separator interposing between said both electrodes. Each of the electrodes includes an active material mixture layer portion and an active material mixture layer free-portion which are arranged on... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090186279 - Polymeric material and its manufacture and use: Disclosed herein is a polymer composition, its manufacture and use, said composition may comprise greater than about 90 mole % propylene monomer, and having a unique combination of properties, including one or more of the following: a heat of fusion of more than about 108 J/g, a melting point of... Agent: Exxonmobil Chemical Company

20090186280 - Polyolefin microporous membrane: The present invention provides a microporous polyolefin film having a thickness of 1 μm (inclusive) to 50 μm (inclusive), a porosity of 30% (inclusive) to 70% (inclusive), a piercing strength of 0.15 N/μm or more in terms of a film thickness of 1 μm, tensile strengths in the length direction... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

  
07/16/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090181265 - Energy management module and driving device: A driving device for driving a load is disclosed, including a secondary cell, a fuel cell, a fuel supply device, and an energy management module. The energy management module is coupled to the secondary cell, the fuel cell, and the fuel supply device for generating a current signal to the... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20090181266 - Method for preparation of transition metal electroplated porous carbon nanofiber composite for hydrogen storage: There is provided a method for preparation of a transition metal electroplated porous carbon nanofiber composite for hydrogen storage. Specifically, the preparation method of a transition metal electroplated porous carbon nanofiber composite for hydrogen storage according to the present invention comprises electroplating a transition metal with a controlled particle diameter... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20090181269 - Fuel cell stack, fuel cell system and method of operating fuel cell system: A fuel cell stack of the present invention includes intermediate current collectors (52, 53) which are disposed in an intermediate portion between a pair of end portion current collectors (50, 51) and are configured to divide anode gas supply manifolds (192I, 392I) and cathode gas supply manifolds (193I, 393I), two... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090181267 - Fuel cell system and method of operating the system outside of desired thermal operating conditions: A fuel cell system is disclosed that employs a thermal sensor for measuring an amount of heat generated in the fuel cell system, wherein a sensor signal from the thermal sensor is used to adjust operation of the fuel cell system when the fuel cell system is operating outside of... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20090181268 - Procedure for filling a fuel cell anode supply manifold with hydrogen for start-up: A method for filling a fuel cell anode supply manifold with hydrogen prior to a start-up operation to facilitate a substantially even hydrogen distribution across the fuel cell is disclosed. The anode supply manifold is in fluid communication with a source of hydrogen. A first valve in fluid communication with... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20090181270 - Anode recirculation pump control strategy: A control strategy for controlling how much current can be provided by a fuel cell stack to a system load during a power up-transient. When a power up-transient command is given, the control strategy limits the amount of power or current that the stack can provide to the load based... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20090181271 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system of the present invention includes a fuel cell (3); a water passage (8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 18); an electric heater (19) configured to heat the water passage; a water-related temperature detector (20); a first abnormality detector (22, etc.) configured to detect first abnormalities; a second... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090181272 - Fuel cell providing improved stack and cooling plate: A fuel cell stack having an improved sealing structure of a cooling plate in which the cooling plates therein each have a coolant flow channel through which a coolant flows to remove heat from the fuel cell stack and a groove that surrounds the coolant flow channel, and a sealing... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090181273 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a first airflow generator, a first fuel cell module, a second airflow generator and a second fuel cell module. The first airflow generator is capable of providing a first airflow, which flows through the first fuel cell module. The second airflow generator is capable of... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090181274 - Electrodes for lanthanum gallate electrolyte-based electrochemical systems: An electrochemical cell is disclosed in one embodiment of the invention as including an oxygen electrode and a solid oxide electrolyte coupled to the oxygen electrode to transport oxygen ions. A hydrogen electrode is coupled to the solid oxide electrolyte and contains nickel combined with a material tending to reduce... Agent: Ceramatec, Inc.

20090181279 - Fuel for fuel cell, and fuel cell system: Fuel for a fuel cell includes a main fuel that includes at least hydrogen and carbon, and a fuel additive formed of a hydrogen-containing compound that has a redox potential lower than that of hydrogen. A fuel cell system includes an electrolyte, an anode arranged on one side of the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090181275 - Membrane with optimized dimensions for a fuel cell: A UEA for a fuel cell having an active region and a feed region is provided. The UEA includes an electrolyte membrane disposed between a pair of electrodes. The electrolyte membrane and the pair of electrodes is further disposed between a pair of DM. The electrolyte membrane, the pair of... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20090181277 - Membrane-membrane reinforcing member assembly, membrane-catalyst layer assembly, membrane-electrode assembly, and polymer electrolyte fuel cell: A membrane-membrane reinforcing member assembly (1) of the present invention includes: a polymer electrolyte membrane (10) having a pair of first main surface (F1) and second main surface (F2) which face each other and each has a substantially rectangular shape; a pair of first membrane reinforcing members 22 and 24... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090181276 - Method of making a proton exchange membrane using a gas diffusion electrode as a substrate: One embodiment includes a method comprising providing a first catalyst coated gas diffusion media layer, depositing a wet first proton exchange membrane layer over the first catalyst coated gas diffusion media layer to form a first proton exchange membrane layer; providing a second catalyst coated gas diffusion media layer; contacting... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.

20090181278 - Micro fuel cell, fabrication method thereof, and micro fuel cell stack using the same: A micro cell fuel cell using a nano porous structure according to a thin film process and an anodizing process as a template for implementing a porous structure of an electrode, its fabrication method, and a micro fuel cell stack using the same are disclosed. The micro-fuel cell includes a... Agent: Vierra Magen Marcus & Deniro LLP

20090181281 - Electrochemical cell bipolar plate: A bipolar plate for an electrochemical cell is disclosed. The bipolar plate includes a unitary plate having first and second inlet ports, first and second outlet ports. The bipolar plate further includes a plurality of protrusions on each surface that forms a first plurality of flow channels, and second plurality... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP - Proton

20090181280 - Features for barrier film support: A barrier film for a fuel cell is provided, including a polymeric membrane having a plurality of support features. The support features are adapted to militate against a deflection of the membrane under a pressure differential across the membrane. A fuel cell employing the barrier film has a first plate... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20090181282 - Fuel cell separator: A fuel cell separator has a sandwiching section. The sandwiching section is connected to a fuel gas manifold through a bridge, and connected to an oxygen-containing gas manifold through a bridge. The circumferential length R of the sandwiching section, the width H of the bridges, the length L of the... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090181283 - Regeneration method of separator for fuel cell, regenerated separator for fuel cell and fuel cell: Disclosed herein is a method for regenerating a separator for a fuel cell in which the separator is composed of a substrate of Ti or Ti alloy and a conductive film formed thereon. The method includes a step of removing the conductive film from the separator for a fuel cell... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090181284 - Sealing structure for a bipolar plate of a fuel cell: The present invention provides a sealing structure for a bipolar plate of a fuel cell. The sealing structure includes a plurality of bipolar plates and a gas guidance and reaction layer. A gas channel is placed laterally onto the bipolar plate corresponding to the gas guidance and reaction layer. A... Agent: Egbert Law Offices

20090181285 - Co tolerant multicomponent electrode catalyst for solid polymer fuel cell: Disclosed is an electrode catalyst for solid polymer fuel cells wherein CO tolerance is improved. Specifically disclosed is a catalyst for fuel cells having a first catalyst and a second catalyst. The first catalyst contains Pd, C and an oxide, namely SnO2 or TiO2, and the second catalyst contains C... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090181286 - Cell voltage measuring systems and methods: Cell voltage measuring systems and methods for determining voltage levels across cells within a string of electrochemical cells coupled to each other in series are provided. The string of electrochemical cells has a plurality of tap points dispersed throughout the string. A network of electro-mechanical relays electrically couple to the... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090181287 - Seal for an electrochemical cell: An electrochemical cell with a vent assembly that reliably prevents resealing of a vented seal member is provided. The vent assembly seals the end of a container that includes a first electrode, a second electrode, a separator located between the first and second electrodes and an electrolyte in contact with... Agent: Michael C. Pophal Eveready Battery Company Inc

20090181288 - Cell module: A cell module has a cell group with a plurality of cells connected to each other. The module comprises a bus bar plate including a bus bar connecting between the cells and an end cover for covering the bus bar plate. The cell module is configure to be fixed with... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090181289 - Feedthrough for battery, method for manufacturing same and the battery: A feedthrough for a battery having a first terminal element (1) and a second terminal element (2), which are at different electric potentials. The first terminal element (1) and/or the second terminal element (2) has (have) have a coating (3) which is produced by chemical vapor deposition and which prevents... Agent: Dalina Law Group, P.C.

20090181291 - Surgical instrument with lithium ion energy source including phosphates: Lithium ion batteries which contain phosphates can serve as sterilizable power sources for use in surgical tools. Battery packs containing lithium ion batteries that contain phosphates are able to survive lengthy autoclaving cycles, where lithium ion batteries without phosphates cannot survive such cycles. Thus, a surgical tool can be provided... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20090181290 - System and method for an automated battery arrangement: An electronic device comprises a housing and a battery arrangement. The housing has a recess which is shaped to receive a removable battery. The battery arrangement includes a locking mechanism automatically securing the battery within the recess from an initial position into a final position. The battery arrangement prevents a... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20090181293 - Aa alkaline battery: An AA alkaline battery includes: a positive electrode; a negative electrode; a separator; and an alkaline electrolyte. The negative electrode contains 4.0 g or more of zinc as an active material and an indium compound in the range from 50 ppm to 1000 ppm, both inclusive, with respect to the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090181292 - Flexible, porous ceramic composite film: A thin, flexible, porous ceramic composite (PCC) film useful as a separator for a molten-salt thermal battery comprises 50% to 95% by weight of electrically non-conductive ceramic fibers comprising a coating of magnesium oxide on the surface of the fibers in an amount in the range of 5% to 50%... Agent: Olson & Cepuritis, Ltd.

20090181294 - Battery separators and batteries: Batteries are provided that include a tubular battery separator having a locally strengthened region. The strengthened region maybe provided by including a folded area adjacent an open end of the tubular separator.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090181295 - Method for producing porous laminate and porous laminate: A process for producing a porous laminate having many micropores interconnected in the thickness direction, which comprises: a step in which a laminate is produced which comprises at least three layers comprising an interlayer made of a thermoplastic resin having a hard segment and a soft segment and two nonporous... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090181296 - Lithium-ion secondary battery: A lithium-ion battery includes a cathode that includes an active cathode material. The active cathode material includes a cathode mixture that includes a lithium cobaltate and a manganate spinel a manganate spinel represented by an empirical formula of Li(1+x1)(Mn1−y1A′y2)2−x2Oz1 or Li(1+x1)Mn2Oz1. The lithium cobaltate and the manganate spinel are in... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20090181297 - Storage cell: A storage cell includes a storage element, a first case having a first flat portion contacting an upper surface of the storage element and having a rectangular shape, a second case having a second flat portion contacting a lower surface of the storage element and having a rectangular shape, a... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090181298 - Integral electrochemical device: According to various embodiments, an electrochemical device is provided that comprises an anode terminal pin electrically coupled with an anode, a cathode terminal pin electrically coupled with a cathode, and a terminal surface configured to receive the anode terminal pin and the cathode terminal pin. The electrochemical device may further... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)

20090181299 - Aa alkaline battery: In an AA alkaline battery according to the present invention, the opening of a battery case is sealed with a gasket. In the battery case, a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator, and an alkaline electrolyte are provided. The negative electrode contains 4.0 g or more of zinc. The... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090181300 - Electrode assembly and secondary battery having the same: An electrode assembly of a secondary battery includes a cathode including a cathode active material layer, an anode including an anode active material layer, and a ceramic coating layer formed on at least one of surfaces of the cathode and anode that face each other. The ceramic coating layer includes... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090181301 - Lithium secondary battery: A lithium secondary battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator separating the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and an electrolyte. The negative electrode active material of the negative electrode includes a material that is capable of reversibly intercalating and deintercalating lithium ions and a metallic material... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090181302 - Electrolyte additive for performance stability of batteries: An organic additive to an electrolyte for a battery cell in an implantable medical device is presented. At least one organic additive is selected from a group comprising one of lithium salicylate, hydroxyphthalic anhydride, a hydroxybenzoic acid, salicylate ester, salicylamide, and salicylanilide.... Agent: Mueting, Raasch & Gebhardt, P.A.

20090181303 - Thin film encapsulation for thin film batteries and other devices: An electrochemical device is claimed and disclosed, including a method of manufacturing the same, comprising an environmentally sensitive material, such as, for example, a lithium anode; and a plurality of alternating thin metallic and ceramic, blocking sub-layers. The multiple metallic and ceramic, blocking sub-layers encapsulate the environmentally sensitive material. The... Agent: Dewey & Leboeuf LLP

20090181304 - Rechargeable battery with nonaqueous electrolyte, its negative electrode, and its material: A negative electrode material for a nonaqueous electrolyte rechargeable battery that can stably and efficiently realize a high-performance nonaqueous electrolyte rechargeable battery in which a high discharge capacity, high charge/discharge efficiency at an initial stage and during charge/discharge cycles, and excellent charge/discharge cycle properties are provided as well as electrode... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090181305 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: Disclosed is a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery including a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a non-aqueous electrolyte. The positive electrode includes a positive electrode active material layer and the negative electrode includes a negative electrode active material layer. The positive electrode active material layer includes a lithium-containing metal oxide... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090181306 - Positive electrode current collector for lead accumulator: In a positive electrode current collector for a lead-acid battery including a coating of tin dioxide formed on the surface of a current collector substrate of titanium or a titanium alloy, the half width of a peak with the maximum intensity among peaks of tin dioxide in the x-ray diffraction... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090181307 - Aa alkaline battery: An AA alkaline battery according to the present invention includes: a positive electrode; a negative electrode; a separator; an alkaline electrolyte; and a negative electrode current collector. The negative electrode contains zinc, indium, and bismuth. The weight of zinc is 4.0 g or more, and the total weight of indium... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090181308 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and manufacturing method thereof: The nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery has a positive electrode containing a positive active material, a negative electrode containing a negative active material and a nonaqueous electrolyte, wherein a lithium-containing transition metal oxide having a layered structure is contained in the positive electrode as the positive active material, an additive which... Agent: Kubovcik & Kubovcik

20090181309 - Electrode, lithium battery, method of manufacturing electrode, and composition for coating electrode: An electrode including a current collector, and an active material layer disposed on the current collector. The active material layer includes a structural network and an active material composition. The structural network includes a network of carbon nanotubes and a binder. The active material composition includes an active material and... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090181310 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes an electrode assembly having a high-density positive electrode in which a positive electrode active material layer is formed on at least one surface of a positive electrode current collector, a high-density negative electrode in which a negative electrode active material layer is formed on... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090181311 - High-voltage charge type nonaqueous electrolyte secondary cell: The preservation performance of a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary cell charged to high potential is improved while the initial capacity and the cycle property of the cell are also improved. The nonaqueous electrolyte secondary cell includes: a positive electrode having lithium phosphate and a positive electrode active material containing lithium cobalt... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090181312 - Lead-alkaline battery: A rechargeable battery is provided such that the positive electrode comprises lead dioxide, the negative electrode comprises at least one alloy, and the electrolyte is alkaline. Upon discharge, the lead dioxide is reduced to lead oxide, and the electrolyte remains unchanged. The alloy of the negative electrode can be a... Agent: Young & Basile, P.C.

  
07/09/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090176130 - System and method for making carbon foam anodes: A system for making carbon foam anodes including a digestion vessel in communication with a coal feedstock unit for producing a digested coal; a mold having an interior for accepting the digested coal to produce an ungraphitized carbon foam anode having a desired shape; a pressure unit in communication with... Agent: Patton Boggs, LLP

20090176133 - Fuel cell control system and control method thereof: A fuel cell control system and a control method thereof are provided. The fuel cell control system includes an air supply module, a fuel supply module having a fuel supply end, a fuel cell set having an electrical output end, an measuring unit and a control module having an arithmetic... Agent: Law Offices Of Mikio Ishimaru

20090176132 - Fuel cell system capable of supplying and receiving power and method of operating the same: Provided is a fuel cell system including: a cartridge in which fuel is stored; a power unit producing power by using the fuel supplied from the cartridge; and a port to which an electronic device is connected, wherein the port comprises: a first channel which is a channel for receiving... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090176131 - Ion exchange filter for fuel cell system: The present invention is directed toward ion exchange filters useful in fuel cell systems, fuel cell systems including ion exchange filters and methods for treating fluid of fuel cells. One embodiment of the invention includes a cartridge containing an anion exchange resin in bicarbonate form. The invention is particularly useful... Agent: The Dow Chemical Company

20090176135 - Operating fuel cell during down time on cryogenic hydrogen boil-off: A fuel cell power plant (9) includes a stack (10) of fuel cells, each including anode (11), cathodes (12), coolant channels (13) and either (a) a coolant accumulator (60) and pump (61) or (b) a condenser and cooler fan. During shutdown, electricity generated in the fuel cell in response to... Agent: M. P. Williams

20090176134 - Water recovery assembly for use in high temperature fuel cell systems: A water recovery assembly for use in a fuel cell system having an anode and a cathode, the anode being adapted to receive fuel and output anode exhaust, the water recovery assembly comprising a first cooling assembly adapted to receive and quench cool the anode exhaust and to recover a... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman, P.c John J Torrente

20090176136 - Solid oxide fuel cell systems with hot zones and two-stage tail gas combustors: A solid oxide fuel cell system including a main plate, an inner cylinder attached to the main plate, an intermediate cylinder attached to the main plate such that the intermediate cylinder contains a cathode air stream, and an outer cylinder attached to the main plate. An exhaust annular gap is... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090176137 - Fuel cell system: The invention relates to a fuel cell system comprising a fuel cell (26) for the supply of a hydrogen-rich gas at the anode end and an oxidant at the cathode end for reaction in the fuel cell (26) into an anode exhaust gas and cathode exhaust gas; an afterburner (36)... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC

20090176138 - Fuel-cell power-generation system and method: A condenser condenses an unused exhaust gas exhausted from a fuel cell and recovers water, condensation-capacity detection means always monitors the condensation capacity of the condenser, control means controls an output of heat-transport-medium circulation means, stores the exhaust heat of the fuel cell in heat-using means when a sufficient condensation... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090176140 - Fuel cell providing improved disposing structure for unit cells: A fuel cell including a plurality of unit cells that each includes an anode, an electrolyte membrane, and a cathode. The unit cells are stacked together, such that the unit cells form rows and furrows. The fuel cell can further include an anode frame to support an anode side of... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090176139 - Passivated metallic bipolar plates and a method for producing the same: f

20090176141 - Multilayered composite proton exchange membrane and a process for manufacturing the same: A multilayered membrane for use with fuel cells and related applications. The multilayered membrane includes a carrier film, at least one layer of an undoped conductive polymer electrolyte material applied onto the carrier film, and at least one layer of a conductive polymer electrolyte material applied onto the adjacent layer... Agent: D. Peter Hochberg Co. L.p.a.

20090176142 - Corrosion resistant metal composite for electrochemical devices and methods of producing the same: A metal composite for use in electrochemical devices is disclosed. The metal composite comprises a stainless steel interior component and a deposited nitrided metal exterior layer, wherein the nitrided exterior layer has lower electric contact resistance and greater corrosion resistance than the stainless steel interior component. A bipolar plate made... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.

20090176143 - Fluid passage structure for fuel cell stack: A fluid passage structure for a fuel cell stack according to this invention comprises an internal manifold (16) formed on an inner side of a laminated body (1) of a plurality of fuel cells in a lamination direction, an external fluid passage (22) that supplies a fluid to the internal... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090176145 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell is provided with a cell laminated body in which a plurality of cells are laminated, an end plate arranged outside the cell laminated body in a laminating direction; and a spring module which is arranged between the cell laminated body and the end plate so as to... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090176144 - Fuel cell module: The present invention provides a fuel cell, including a composite bipolar plate and gasket connecting bipolar plate. A sub-channel is assembled at a concave side of the gasket corresponding with bipolar plate. Main channels of gas running through both sides of the bipolar plate are arranged at separation positions between... Agent: Egbert Law Offices

20090176146 - Battery pack: The battery pack is provided with an analog front-end 2 that detects battery 1 voltage, and a micro-controller 3 connected to the analog front-end 2 that accepts analog voltage signals from the analog front-end 2 as input. The micro-controller 3 switches voltage signals input from the analog front-end 2 to... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090176147 - Lithium ion secondary battery: A lithium ion secondary battery which includes: a negative electrode plate 406 in which a negative electrode mixture layer 404 is formed on each of both surfaces of a negative electrode current collector 401 containing copper as a principle component and having a sheet shape; a positive electrode plate 407... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090176150 - Battery temperature control device of vehicle: A battery temperature control device of a vehicle includes a battery, a vehicle-interior side air introducing means, a cooling unit, an air refluxing means and a control unit. The battery is mounted on the vehicle. The vehicle-interior side air introducing means is capable of introducing air from a passenger compartment... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090176149 - Method and apparatus for amplitude limiting battery temperature spikes: A method and apparatus for containing heat generated by a battery to reduce the amplitude of a temperature excursion to enhance safety in temperature critical applications, such as in implantable medical devices. The apparatus employs a heat absorber (38) closely thermally coupled to the battery (30). The heat absorber includes... Agent: Mary Elizabeth Bush Quallion LLC

20090176148 - Thermal management of electrochemical cells: Provided are systems and methods that generally relate to passive dual-phase thermal management for rechargeable electrochemical cells. The provided systems and methods can include a nonaqueous heat-transfer medium such as a fluorinated carbon fluid. Fluorinated carbon fluids such hydrofluoroethers can be useful in the provided systems.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090176151 - Electrode assembly and lithium secondary battery having the same: A lithium secondary battery including an electrode assembly that includes a positive electrode including a positive electrode active material layer, a negative electrode including a negative electrode active material layer, and a separator disposed between the negative electrode and the positive electrode. The negative electrode active material layer includes a... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090176152 - Manganese dry battery: A manganese dry battery of the invention includes a positive electrode material mixture including manganese dioxide, a negative electrode zinc can with a lead content equal to or less than 0.03% by weight, and a separator comprising a paper with a paste material applied thereto. The separator contains 0.005 to... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090176153 - Three-dimensional electrode terminal for pouch-typed battery: Disclosed herein is a three-dimensional electrode terminal of a battery having an electrode assembly mounted in a pouch-shaped case, wherein a part of the electrode terminal, which is exposed from the battery case, has a predetermined thickness, and has a perpendicular surface (a perpendicular end surface) formed on the end... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090176154 - Coin-shaped storage cell: A coin-shaped storage cell (1) has a pair of polarizable electrodes (17, 18), an insulating separator (21) interposed between the polarizable electrodes, an electrolytic solution (22) impregnated in the polarizable electrodes (17, 18) and the separator (21), a metal case (11) for housing the polarizable electrodes (17, 18), an insulating... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090176156 - Protective circuit board, battery pack, and associated methods: A protective circuit board, including a mounting board and a plurality of lead terminals disposed at one side of the mounting board, wherein the lead terminals include a first terminal in contact with one side surface of the mounting board, and a second terminal bent at an angle with respect... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20090176155 - Squeeze pin and secondary battery using the same: A squeeze pin and a secondary battery using the same improve the coupling intensity of an electrode tab and a lead terminal, prevent damage of a protection circuit module, and reduce the cost. The secondary battery includes an outer case; an electrode assembly accommodated in the outer case and including... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090176157 - Aa and aaa alkaline dry batteries: In a battery casing, there are accommodated a positive electrode containing manganese dioxide, a negative electrode containing zinc, and an electrolyte containing an aqueous solution of potassium hydroxide. The negative electrode contains bismuth of 100 ppm or less. In an AA dry battery, the amount of zinc in the negative... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090176158 - Negative electrode for lithium secondary battery, and lithium secondary battery including the same: A negative electrode for a lithium secondary battery of the present invention includes a current collector and a negative electrode active material layer carried on the current collector. The negative electrode active material layer includes a plurality of columnar particles. The current collector has a surface including a depression and... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090176159 - Mixed nano-filament electrode materials for lithium ion batteries: This invention provides a mixed nano-filament composition for use as an electrochemical cell electrode. The composition comprises: (a) an aggregate of nanometer-scaled, electrically conductive filaments that are substantially interconnected, intersected, or percolated to form a porous, electrically conductive filament network, wherein the filaments have a length and a diameter or... Agent: Bor Z. Jang

20090176160 - Electroactive separator for overcharge protection: A separator for a battery that includes a first polymer to provide structural support and a second polymer mixed with the first polymer. The second polymer provides an open channel for ionic transport through the separator. The separator also includes a third polymer interspersed with the first polymer and the... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20090176161 - Copolymer of propylene or ethylene oxide and of an oxirane bearing an ionic group: s

20090176162 - Lithium rechargeable electrochemical cell: This invention concerns a lithium rechargeable electrochemical cell containing electrochemical redox active compounds in the electrolyte. The cell is composed of two compartments, where the cathodic compartment comprises a cathodic lithium insertion material and one or more of p-type redox active compound(s) in the electrolyte; the anodic compartment comprises an... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090176163 - Battery: wherein R1 to R4 each independently represents hydrogen, a halogen, an alkyl group or a halogenated alkyl group. A mass content ratio (B/A) of a halogenated cyclic carbonate (B % by mass) contained in the cyclic carbonate (A % by mass) which is represented by the formula (1) being from... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090176164 - Electrochemical energy storage device: An electrochemical energy storage device includes a negative electrode which contains a carbon material and has a negative electrode potential of 1.4 V or less relative to a lithium reference when being charged, and a non-aqueous electrolyte solution prepared by dissolving a lithium salt, an ammonium salt, and at least... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

  
07/02/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090169924 - Biological fuel cells with nanoporous membranes: A fuel cell comprising an anode chamber, a cathode chamber, and a nanoporous membrane between the anode chamber and the cathode chamber, wherein the nanoporous membrane sequesters and isolates a microbe in the anode chamber. The nanoporous membrane allows nutrients to flow actively or passively from the cathode chamber to... Agent: Naval Research Laboratory Associate Counsel (patents)

20090169925 - Potassium electric generator and chemical synthesizer: Alkaline metal fuel technology is applied to the design and construction of an electrolytic fuel cell. Highly exothermic chemical reactions and vigorous kinetic gaseous flows are promoted within a ferrous metal tubular structure called a tuyere which is used to generate electricity and to simultaneously produce nitrated products and commercial... Agent: Edward M. Mcwhorter

20090169927 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system has a plurality of fuel cells stacked in one or more groups of fuel cells. Each fuel cell includes a fuel electrode supplied with fuel gas at a fuel gas supply pressure, an oxidizing electrode supplied with oxidizing gas at an oxidizing gas supply pressure, and... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20090169928 - Fuel cell system and control method thereof: A fuel cell system having a fuel cell for causing reactant gas to be electrochemically reacted to generate power, a reactant gas supply path for supplying reactant gas to the fuel cell, a reactant gas recirculation path for recirculating exhaust gas discharged from the fuel cell and combining the recirculating... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20090169929 - Fuel cell system, method of stopping operation of the fuel cell system, and method of starting operation of the fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack, an oxygen-containing gas supply apparatus, a fuel gas supply apparatus, a pressure reduction apparatus, and a dilution apparatus. The oxygen-containing gas supply apparatus supplies an oxygen-containing gas to the fuel cell stack. The oxygen-containing gas supply apparatus is capable of supplying... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090169926 - Method for stopping power generation of fuel cell system and fuel cell system including power generation stopping unit: There is provided a method for stopping power generation of fuel cell system including: a fuel cell having a fuel electrode and an oxidizer electrode; a fuel container; and a fuel flow path for supplying a fuel from the fuel container to the fuel cell, which enables suppression of a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090169930 - Fuel cell separator and fuel cell stack and reactant gas control method thereof: A fuel cell separator, a fuel cell stack having the fuel cell separator, and a reactant gas control method of the fuel cell stack are provided. That is, even when the fuel cell stack operates under the low load operation condition, a reactant gas is supplied to the reactant gas... Agent: LexyoumeIPGroup, LLC

20090169931 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system comprises a fuel cell assembly, a carbon-dioxide-removal unit, an anode exhaust conduit connecting the fuel cell assembly and the carbon-dioxide-removal unit, a fuel source, an oxygen source, a fuel conduit connecting, at least in part, the fuel source with the fuel cell assembly, and a recycle... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20090169932 - Fuel cell system and reformer: A fuel cell system and a reformer for a fuel cell system prevents backfire and improves efficiency of heat transfer. The fuel cell system includes a reformer generating hydrogen gas from fuel including hydrogen by a catalytic chemical reaction using heat energy, and at least one electricity generating unit generating... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090169933 - Hydrogen generating device: The hydrogen generating device for generating hydrogen-containing gas by decomposing fuel containing an organic compound is characterized by comprising a hydrogen generating cell (10) formed by sandwiching a bonded assembly including a partition membrane (11), a fuel electrode (12) arranged on one of the surfaces of the partition membrane (11)... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20090169934 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system according to the present invention is characterized by comprising a fuel cell, measurement means for measuring impedances of the fuel cell in two kinds or more of frequency regions, and first judgment means for judging two or more parameters concerned with an internal state of the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090169935 - Fuel cell system: There is provided a fuel cell system capable of warming up a fuel cell while inhibiting generation of a rush current. A control device switches the connection/disconnection between a fuel cell and a short circuit by a shorting relay. The control device spends, before switching the shorting relay from disconnection... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090169937 - Fuel cell system and mobile body: In a mobile body, an intermittent operation to temporarily halt a cell operation is performed at a time when a request for power generation with respect to a fuel cell stack is less than a predetermined value, and recovery processing of a cell voltage is performed at a time when... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090169936 - Fuel cell system and vehicle: The present invention relates to a fuel cell system including a fuel cell, a hydrogen gas piping system for supplying a hydrogen gas to the fuel cell, an injector which adjusts a gas state on an upstream side of the hydrogen gas piping system to supply the gas to a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090169938 - Fuel cell apparatus: A fuel cell is comprised of an electrode structure including a cathode, an anode and an electrolyte put between the cathode and the anode; a fuel gas passage configured to conduct fuel to the anode; an air passage configured to conduct air to the cathode; a separator configured to supply... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090169939 - Modular unit fuel cell assembly: A modular unit fuel cell is disclosed, which comprises a membrane electrode assembly (MEA), an anode current collector/porous transport layer (PTL), a bipolar separator plate (BSP), a corrugated or finned spring cooling and transport structure, a cathode current collector/PTL and an anode frame. In this embodiment, air is passed through... Agent: John P. O'banion O'banion & Ritchey LLP

20090169940 - Reactor: A fuel cell employs a stack structure in which a plurality of sheet bodies and a plurality of separators are stacked and joined together in alternating layers. Chemical reactions occur in the sheet bodies. The separators separate, from each other, two kinds of gasses (air and fuel gas) which are... Agent: Burr & Brown

20090169941 - Direct liquid fuel cell: A direct liquid fuel cell is disclosed and wherein the fuel cell includes an anode fluid diffusion layer positioned adjacent to the anode side of the membrane electrode assembly, and which consists of, at least in part, a porous electrically conductive ceramic material which is substantially devoid of predetermined fluid... Agent: Wells St. John P.s.

20090169949 - Electrode inks containing coalescing solvents: A catalyst ink is provided comprising: a) solids, comprising: i) a catalyst material, and ii) a polymer electrolyte; b) an aqueous solvent; and c) a coalescing solvent. In some embodiments, the coalescing solvent is selected from the group consisting of alkanes, alkenes, amines, ethers, and aromatic compounds which may optionally... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090169944 - Fuel cartridge for fuel battery and fuel battery using the same: A fuel cartridge (1) for a fuel battery includes a cartridge body (2) storing a liquid fuel for a fuel battery, a connection unit (3) provided at the cartridge body (2), and an identifier (4) containing information on the liquid fuel stored in the cartridge body (2). A fuel battery... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090169947 - Fuel cell comprising an assembly capable of managing the water generated by said cell: Water produced in a fuel cell is managed and/or regulated by an assembly comprising at least one hydrophobic element and a hydrophilic element. The hydrophilic element is in contact with at least one first area of an outer surface of the cathode. The hydrophobic element covers the whole of a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090169945 - Fuel cell with current collectors integrated with the solid electrolyte and process for manufacturing such a fuel cell: A fuel cell comprises at least two current collectors, an electrically insulating separator element and solid electrolyte. Each current collector comprises at least one transverse passage passing through it from a first surface to a second surface and the separator element comprising opposite first and second faces is arranged between... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090169951 - Manufacturing methods of catalysts for carbon fiber composition and carbon material compound, manufacturing methods of carbon fiber and catalyst material for fuel cell, and catalyst material for fuel cell: The carbon fibers of this invention is characterized in that irreducible inorganic material particles in a mean primary particle size below 500 nm and reducible inorganic material particles in a mean primary particle size below 500 nm were mixed by pulverizing and then, the mixture was heat treated under the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090169948 - Membrane-electrode assembly for direct oxidation fuel cell and direct oxidation fuel cell: A membrane-electrode assembly for a direct oxidation fuel cell includes an electrolyte membrane, and an anode and a cathode sandwiching said electrolyte membrane. The cathode includes a catalyst layer in contact with the electrolyte membrane and a diffusion layer formed on the catalyst layer, and the catalyst layer contains 2... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090169942 - Physical vapor deposited nano-composites for solid oxide fuel cell electrodes: Thin-film composite materials with nanometer-scale grains comprise a thin-film layer that includes at least an electronic and an ionic conductor, and can be porous and/or resistant to redox-degradation. The thin-film composite materials can be formed by simultaneous co-deposition of at least an electronic and an ionic conductor onto a substrate... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20090169950 - Production of catalyst coated membranes: Disclosed is process for the production of catalyst coated membranes, and catalyst coated membranes having a first electrode that is visually more reflective than the second electrode. The catalyst coated membranes are useful in electrochemical cells, and especially in fuel cells.... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center

20090169943 - Solid electrolyte multilayer membrane, method and apparatus of producing the same, membrane electrode assembly, and fuel cell: First, second and third dopes (114, 115 and 116) containing a solid electrolyte are co-cast from a casting die (89) onto a running belt (82). The casting die (89) is provided with a feed block (119). A catalyst that promotes a redox reaction of electrodes in a fuel cell is... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090169946 - Ultrasonically welded fuel cell unitized electrode assembly: A unitized electrode assembly (9) for use in the fuel cell comprises a first GDL (23), a PEM (28), and a second GDL (12), with electrode catalyst (27, 30) disposed between said PEM and each of said GDLs, said layers (23, 27, 30, 12) being impregnated with a thermoplastic polymer... Agent: M.p. Williams

20090169958 - Ceramic interconnect for fuel cell stacks: A fuel cell comprises a plurality of sub-cells, each sub-cell including a first electrode in fluid communication with a source of oxygen gas, a second electrode in fluid communication with a source of a fuel gas, and a solid electrolyte between the first electrode and the second electrode. The sub-cells... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20090169952 - Direct organic fuel cell proton exchange membrane and method of manufacturing the same: A proton exchange membrane well-suited for use in a direct methanol fuel cell. According to one embodiment, the proton exchange membrane is prepared by a process comprising the steps of (a) providing a perfluorocarbon membrane, the perfluorocarbon membrane being non-permeable to water; (b) imbibing the perfluorocarbon membrane with a solution... Agent: Kriegsman & Kriegsman

20090169959 - Durable fuel cell membrane electrode assembly with combined additives: A fuel cell membrane electrode assembly is provided comprising a polymer electrolyte membrane comprising a first polymer electrolyte and at least one manganese compound; and one or more electrode layers comprising a catalyst and at least one cerium compound. The membrane electrode assembly demonstrates an unexpected combination of durability and... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090169953 - Electrochemical cell and method for producing electrochemical cell: A proton-conductive electrolyte 21 used for an electrochemical cell 20B was a ceramic having the composition SrZr0.5Ce0.4Y0.1O3−δ. As the cathode, a thin film of a proton conductor having the composition SrCe0.95Yb0.05O3−δwas provided on the electrolyte 21 as an intermediate layer 22, and a porous platinum electrode 23c was provided thereon.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090169954 - Electrolyte membrane and fuel cell using the same: Provided is an electrolyte membrane that exhibits a high ion conductivity even under high-temperature and non-humidified conditions. This electrolyte membrane includes: a composite oxoacid solid including at least two kinds of oxoacid groups, hydrogen, and at least one element selected from the group consisting of Mg, Ca, Sr and Ba;... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20090169955 - Membrane for fuel cells, containing polymers comprising phosphonic acid groups and/or sulfonic acid groups, membrane units and the use thereof in fuel cells: o

20090169957 - Porous material for fuel cell electrolyte membrane, method for producing the same, electrolyte membrane for solid polymer fuel cell, membrane electrode assembly (mea), and fuel cell: According to the present invention, a porous material for a fuel cell electrolyte membrane, wherein at least one strength auxiliary layer is provided inside and/or on the surface of a high porosity layer, the high porosity layer and the strength auxiliary layer constitute a multilayer structure, and the average diameter... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090169956 - Solid proton conductor and fuel cell including the same: Provided are a solid proton conductor and a fuel cell including the solid proton conductor. The solid proton conductor includes a polymer providing a proton source, and a polymer solvent providing a proton path.... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090169968 - Amorphous carbon film, process for forming amorphous carbon film, conductive member provided with amorphous carbon film, and fuel cell separator: The amorphous carbon film of the present invention is an amorphous carbon film comprising carbon and hydrogen, wherein the amorphous carbon film contains not more than 30 atomic % (excluding 0%) of hydrogen and, when the entire amount of the carbon is taken as 100 atomic %, carbon having an... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090169969 - Bipolar plate of solid oxide fuel cell: This invention relates to a composite-material bipolar plate also known as an inter-connector of solid oxide fuel cell. The bipolar plate is constructed by a stamped sheet metal and two ceramic sealing materials as insulating grooves. The metal sheet is stamped to be with a corrugated shape, which is for... Agent: Roger H. Chu

20090169961 - Coupling structure of fuel cells: The coupling structure of fuel cells according to the present invention comprises a body and a plurality of channels. A first fuel cell is adapted on a first side of the body; a second fuel cell is adapted on a second side of the body. The plurality of channels penetrates... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090169960 - Flow rate regulation filter, and fuel container for fuel cell: A flow rate regulation filter provided in a discharge flow path of a fuel container for a fuel cell. The fuel container receives liquid contents of a liquid fuel for a fuel cell such that the contents can be discharged as a liquid or a gas, and the flow rate... Agent: Trojan Law Offices

20090169967 - Fuel cartridge of fuel cell system: A fuel cell system including a fuel cell stack and a fuel cartridge is provided. The fuel cartridge has a shell body and an air bag. The shell body forms a space for storing fuel. The shell body has a fuel outlet and an air inlet. The fuel outlet is... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090169963 - Fuel cell system, fuel cell valve system, and fuel cell gas supply device: A fuel cell system includes a first shut valve capable of shutting off a gas flow in a gas path where a fuel cell gas flows; and a second shut valve arranged more towards the downstream side of the gas flow than the first shut valve, and capable of shutting... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090169971 - Fuel compositions: Fuel compositions, methods of making the compositions, and fuel cell systems including a fuel composition are disclosed. In some embodiments, a fuel composition includes a polymer, and a fuel such as methanol, wherein the composition has a hardness of at least about 2 grams peak force, as determined by penetration... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090169966 - Fuel diffusion unit, fuel supply unit, and fuel cell system including the same: A fuel diffusion unit including: a fuel diffusion plate; a diffusion sheet disposed on fuel diffusion plate, to evenly distribute a fuel to the fuel diffusion plate; a primary transportation unit disposed on the diffusion sheet; secondary transportation units connected to the primary transportation unit, to distribute the fuel to... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090169965 - Gas-liquid separating apparatus and liquid supply type fuel cell: A gas-liquid separating apparatus includes a container 41 and gas-liquid separating membranes 43, 44. The container 41 has a substantially rectangular solid shape and has an inlet E1 and an outlet E2 for liquid. The gas-liquid separating membranes are provided for two side surfaces 41-1, 41-2 opposing to each other... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090169962 - Integrated flow field plate and diffusion electrode in a fuel cell: A fuel cell has at least one electrode having channels for delivering reactants, products, or both. The electrode is an anode or cathode of the fuel cell, or both. The electrode can serve as both a liquid diffusion layer and a flow field plate, thus replacing the traditional elements of... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090169964 - Separator of fuel cell: A differential pressure in a boundary portion between a streaked or linear fluid channel formed of a plurality of convex and concave portions disposed adjacent to one another in an undulated manner and a distribution channel for distributing a reactant gas or cooling water to be introduced into the plurality... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090169970 - Solid oxide fuel cell and separator: A solid oxide fuel cell is formed by arranging a fuel electrode layer and an air electrode layer on both surfaces of a solid electrolyte, respectively, a fuel electrode current collector and an air electrode current collector outside the fuel electrode layer and the air electrode layer, respectively, and separators... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090169972 - Fuel cartridge: A fuel cartridge is provided. The fuel cartridge capable of reliably suppressing fuel leakage and realizing improved safety. The fuel cartridge includes a cartridge body having a fuel supply port, and a seal member for directly closing the fuel supply port. The cartridge body has an atmosphere communication port, and... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090169973 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell includes electrolyte electrode assembly and separators. An annular member and a ring foil are provided between the separators. The annular member is provided around an outer circumferential portion of the electrolyte electrode assembly, and includes grooves for discharging a first exhaust gas FGoff which has been consumed... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090169974 - Conductive carbon carrier for fuel cell, electrode catalyst for fuel cell and solid polymer fuel cell comprising same: A conductive carbon carrier for a fuel cell having at least a surface layer graphitized, characterized in that the dimension (La) in a six-membered ring face (carbon plane) direction of a crystallite measured by X-ray diffraction is 4.5 nm or more. This carbon carrier improves the durability in a fuel... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090169975 - Electrode, fuel cell electrode, fuel cell, and production method of electrode: An electrode has a metal fiber sheet and a thin sheet metal pattern connected to the surface of the metal fiber sheet and has a line pattern that runs on the metal fiber sheet. The line pattern includes an annular pattern that is provided on the peripheral edge of the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090169976 - Polymer electrolyte secondary cell:

20090169977 - Systems and methods for monitoring and responding to forces influencing a battery: Systems and methods for monitoring and responding to forces influencing batteries of electronic devices are provided.... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20090169978 - Multi-cell battery assembly: A multi-cell battery in which a plurality of electrochemical cells are disposed in a battery case. The battery case includes one or more partitions which divide the interior of the case into a plurality of cell compartments that house the electrochemical cells. The battery case includes at least one gas... Agent: Energy Conversion Devices, Inc.

20090169979 - Wound-type electrochemical device, and method for manufacturing wound-type electrochemical device: The invention provides a wound-type electrochemical device capable of increasing the capacity. A wound-type electrochemical device comprises a wound body formed by winding a belt-like positive electrode and a belt-like negative electrode, each of the electrodes being a current collector having an active material layer formed on both sides thereof,... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090169980 - Electronic apparatus: An electronic apparatus has a battery pack, a housing and a keyboard. The housing has a container portion in which the battery pack is removably loaded and elastic pieces positioned above the battery pack loaded in the container portion. The keyboard is mounted on the elastic pieces.... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090169981 - Electronic apparatus: An electronic apparatus has a battery pack and a main unit. The battery pack has a groove formed in an outer surface of the battery pack, the groove being recessed from the outer surface and extending in a predetermined direction. The main unit comprises a container portion containing the battery... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090169982 - Electronic apparatus: An electronic apparatus includes a battery pack incorporating plural cells and a main section with an accommodating section where the battery pack is removably accommodated. The battery pack includes a groove section depressed in an external surface of battery pack toward space between the cells and extending in a predetermined... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090169983 - Battery with a phase-changing material: Batteries containing phase-changing materials are disclosed for improved heating and cooling capabilities so as to minimize unnecessary operating temperature swings, increase heating and cooling uniformity and reduce heating and cooling requirements. The phase changing materials may be disposed on containers located underneath a button sheet, above a plurality of cells,... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20090169984 - Composite separator films for lithium-ion batteries: A composite separator film using polyethylene terephthalate (PET) substrate coated with an organic polymeric film to reduce apertures and pores disposed about the substrate. The organic polymeric film includes an organic polymeric material having high thermal stability and low shrinkage rate. The organic polymeric film can also include a plasticizer... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing

20090169985 - Electrolytic solution, secondary battery and method of manufacturing same, and sulfone compound: A battery capable of improving the cycle characteristics is provided. The battery includes a cathode and an anode oppositely arranged with a separator in between, and an electrolytic solution. At least one of the cathode, the anode, the separator, and the electrolytic solution contains a sulfone compound having an acid... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090169986 - Non-aqueous secondary battery and method for producing the same: In a non-aqueous secondary battery that includes a strip-shaped positive electrode, a strip-shaped negative electrode, a first insulating layer interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and a non-aqueous electrolyte, the width of the positive electrode is smaller than the width of the negative electrode, both longitudinal end... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090169987 - Battery apparatus for controlling plural batteries and control method of plural batteries: Lower order control devices control plural battery cells configuring plural battery modules. An input terminal of the low order control device in the highest potential, an output terminal of the low order control device in the lowest potential, and a high order control device are connected by isolating units, photocouplers.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090169988 - Aa and aaa alkaline dry batteries: An AA alkaline dry battery includes a bottomed cylindrical casing of which internal volume is 6.25 ml or larger and which accommodates a positive electrode containing manganese dioxide of 9.30 g or more, a negative electrode containing zinc, and electrolyte containing an aqueous solution of potassium hydroxide of which concentration... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090169989 - Storage cell and method of manufacturing same: A storage cell includes a storage element including first and second electrodes which are opposite to each other in a predetermined direction, a first terminal bonded to the first electrode, a second terminal bonded to the second electrode, and an outer resin covering the storage element to expose an outer... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090169990 - Battery cell design with asymmetrical terminals: An electrochemical cell is provided. The cell includes a plurality of electrode sheets separated by at least one separator sheet. A positive extension tab is attached to a current collecting tabs of positive electrode sheets, and a negative extension tab is attached to current collecting tabs of the negative electrode... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20090169991 - Flexible envelope type battery and electrically conductible sealing structure thereof and assembling method thereof: A flexible-envelope type battery and an electrically conductible sealing structure thereof and an assembling method thereof are provided. The battery includes an electrode pair, a flexible envelope and a pair of electrically conductible sealing structures. Each sealing structure includes a conductive terminal and a fixed member. The conductive terminal includes... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090169992 - Lithium secondary battery using ionic liquid: A lithium secondary battery having high performance even at the time of high-rate charging and discharging, high energy density, high voltage, and a nonaqueous electrolyte excellent in safety. The lithium secondary battery using an ionic liquid, comprising a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator provided between the positive electrode... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20090169993 - Wound electrochemical device and method of manufacturing same: where R is the smallest radius of curvature of the curved part in the innermost circumferential portion of the wound body (unit: μm), α is a value within the range of 3.33 to 7.12, T1 is a thickness of the current collector of the electrode positioned at the innermost circumference... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090169994 - Composite for anode material, anode materials and lithium battery using the same: Provided is a composite for anode material, a method of manufacturing the composite for anode material, and a cathode and a lithium battery that includes the composite for anode material, and more particularly, to a composite for anode material that has a large charge and discharge capacity and a high... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090169995 - Hydrogen storage alloy and alkaline storage battery employing hydrogen storage alloy as negative electrode active material: A hydrogen storage alloy of the present invention includes component A including a rare earth element represented by Ln and magnesium and component B including elements containing at least nickel and aluminum, wherein a primary alloy phase of a hydrogen storage alloy represents an A5B19 type structure; a general formula... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090169996 - Hybrid nano-filament anode compositions for lithium ion batteries: This invention provides a hybrid nano-filament composition for use as an electrochemical cell electrode. The composition comprises: (a) an aggregate of nanometer-scaled, electrically conductive filaments that are substantially interconnected, intersected, or percolated to form a porous, electrically conductive filament network comprising substantially interconnected pores, wherein the filaments have an elongate... Agent: Bor Z. Jang

20090169997 - Non-aqueous electrolyte battery: A non-aqueous electrolyte battery includes an electrode group includes a positive electrode and a negative electrode disposed through a separator, and a non-aqueous electrolyte. The negative electrode comprises a current collector and a porous negative electrode layer formed on the current collector and containing a lithium compound. The porous negative... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090170000 - Electrode for an electrochemical cell comprising mesoporous nickel hydroxide: An electrode for an electrochemical cell comprises mesoporous nickel hydroxide substantially free from metallic nickel or nickel oxide, together with a conductivity enhancer and a binder.... Agent: Greenlee Winner And Sullivan P C

20090169998 - Lithium ion battery capable of being discharged to zero volts: A lithium ion battery particularly configured to be able to discharge to a very low voltage, e.g. zero volts, without causing permanent damage to the battery. More particularly, the battery is configured to define a Zero Volt Crossing Potential (ZCP) which is lower than a Damage Potential Threshold (DPT).... Agent: Mary Elizabeth Bush Quallion LLC

20090169999 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: l

20090170001 - Electrochemical energy source, electronic module, electronic device, and method for manufacturing of said energy source: The invention relates to an electrochemical energy source comprising at least one assembly of: a first electrode, a second electrode, and an intermediate solid-state electrolyte separating said first electrode and said second electrode. The invention also relates to an electronic module provided with such an electrochemical energy source. The invention... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090170002 - Alkali metal titanates, and electrodes and batteries based on the same: Disclosed is a lithium titanate material, which may include an additive, and its use as an electrode in a battery. Specifically disclosed is a lithium titanate based material, with primary particle size larger than 100 nm, having very good high rate charge and discharge capabilities when incorporated into a lithium... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20090170003 - Cathodal materials for lithium cells: A cathodal material for lithium cells comprises a porous lithium oxide microparticle is provided. The porous lithium oxide microparticle comprises a plurality of porous lithium oxide nanoparticles formed with a first conductive layer therein, a pore defined by connecting the lithium oxide nanoparticles, a second conductive layer covering at least... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20090170004 - Electrode for rechargeable battery and method for manufacturing the same: A rechargeable battery electrode of the present invention is produced by filling voids in a three-dimensional metal porous body (1) with an active material (2). A metal-rich layer (3) having a metal density greater than other portions is provided in a region except for thicknesswise surface layer portions of the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090170005 - Microporous polyolefin membrane, battery separator formed thereby and battery: A microporous polyolefin membrane made of a polyethylene resin as a main component, and having (a) a shutdown temperature of 135° C. or lower, at which the air permeability measured while heating at a temperature-elevating speed of 5° C./minute reaches 1×105 sec/100 cm3, (b) an air permeability change ratio of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090170006 - Nonaqueous electrolyte solution and lithium secondary battery using same: The present invention provides a nonaqueous electrolytic solution in which an electrolyte salt is dissolved in a nonaqueous solvent, containing 0.01% to 30% by weight of a 1,2-cyclohexanediol derivative having a specific structure; and a lithium secondary battery using the nonaqueous electrolytic solution. The lithium secondary battery exhibits excellent battery... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090170007 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary cell: e

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