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Chemistry: electrical current producing apparatus, product, and process August inventions list 08/09

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08/27/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090214899 - Battery layout incorporating full metal edge seal: A first current collector on the first surface of the substrate and a second current collector having a first surface and a perimeter. One of the first and second current collector is an anode current collector and the other is a cathode current collector. The battery also comprises a cathode... Agent: Kagan Binder, Pllc

20090214900 - Fuel cell system for supplying aircraft: A fuel cell system for aircraft with a passenger cabin comprises a fuel cell. The fuel cell comprises a first inlet connection, a first outlet connection, a cathode side and an anode side, wherein the first inlet connection is formed as the inlet connection of the cathode side and wherein... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090214901 - Fuel cell system and control method thereof: A fuel cell system and a control method thereof; said system comprises a fuel cell generator (5), a fuel supply unit (6), a gas supply unit (7), a detection unit (8), and a control unit (9); said detection unit (8) is for detecting the discharge parameter of said fuel cell... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090214902 - Adsorptive bulk separation for upgrading gas streams: Disclosed embodiments concern adsorptive gas bulk separation systems and methods that may be advantageously less expensive to utilize than some in the prior art. Embodiments of the present invention concern processing a feed gas source, typically comprising at least one fuel gas component and at least one diluent, using a... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20090214905 - Direct methanol fuel cell operable with neat methanol: A fuel cell system running on direct neat methanol. Back diffusion of water from the cathode to the anode is sufficiently high so that water is not accumulated at the cathode, thereby leading to fuel cell systems without the need for a pump system to remove circulate water from the... Agent: Seth Z. Kalson C/o Cpa Global

20090214903 - Fuel cell system and control method thereof: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell which has an anode. A fuel supplying device circulates a supply of aqueous methanol solution to the anode in the fuel cell. The fuel supplying device includes an aqueous solution tank for storing the aqueous methanol solution. By moving aqueous methanol solution... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20090214906 - Hydrogen passivation shut down system for a fuel cell power plant: The invention is a hydrogen passivation shut down system for a fuel cell power plant (10, 200). During shut down of the plant (10, 200), hydrogen fuel is permitted to transfer between an anode flow path (24, 24′) and a cathode flow path (38, 38′). A passive hydrogen bleed line... Agent: Malcolm J. Chisholm, Jr. Attorney At Law

20090214904 - Integrated fuel and fuel cell device: Described here is a device for generating electrical current via an electrochemical fuel cell that consumes hydrogen. The described device may be entirely or partially self-contained or may be made up of cooperating components. The device comprises at least and fuel and fuel cell components and those components may be... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090214908 - Fuel cell reforming catalyst, method of preparing the same, reformer for fuel cell, and fuel cell system including the same: A fuel cell reforming catalyst includes a platinum-group metal; an inorganic oxide selected from CeO2, Pr6O11, and combinations thereof; a strong acid ion; and a carrier. The fuel cell reforming catalyst has high activity for the reforming reaction at low temperatures and low space velocities.... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090214907 - Solid oxide fuel cell: A stack of disc-type fuel cells and disc-type separators stacked alternately is housed in a casing. A fuel supply part extends through the central part of the upper wall of the casing to supply fuel to the central part of the stack. An air supply part extends through the central... Agent: Global Ip Counselors, LLP

20090214911 - Direct alcohol fuel cell: A direct alcohol fuel cell comprising a membrane-electrode assembly, on which electrodes are formed on both faces of an electrolyte membrane; a fuel chamber and an air chamber formed on the electrodes; a fuel tank; a supply conduit communicating the fuel tank and the fuel chamber; and a vapor chamber... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc

20090214909 - Fuel cell system: Moisture caused by humidity in the fuel gas and water vapor from the water that is generated become condensed inside of the fuel cell when power generation in the fuel cell is temporarily stopped, making it necessary to prevent obstruction to the fuel gas flow channel when power generation is... Agent: Young Basile

20090214910 - Low pressure drop fuel processor for use with portable fuel cells: The invention relates to a fuel processor that produces hydrogen from a fuel and includes a low pressure drop burner. The low pressure drop burner permits the use of a low pressure air supply such as a fan to move products and reactants through the burner.... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP

20090214912 - Electronic apparatus: A first battery includes a secondary battery which is rechargeable by a fuel cell. A second battery does not perform all the operations of an electronic apparatus but supply an electric power to enable operations of a battery residual quantity detection unit, which detects battery residual quantities of the fuel... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz Goodman & Chick, P.c.

20090214913 - Temperature regulating system for fuel cells and method for regulating the temperature of fuel cells: The present invention relates to a temperature regulating system for fuel cells (14) and to a method for regulating the operative temperature of a fuel cell (14). To bring the operating temperature of the fuel cell (14) as fast as possible to a value within a set temperature range and... Agent: Paul A. Fattibene Fattibene & Fattibene

20090214916 - Electronic apparatus system: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus system comprises an electronic apparatus including a heating member, and a fuel cell apparatus including a electromotive section configured to generate electricity by a chemical reaction, a fuel tank, a circulation system including a fuel channel and an air channel, and a gas-liquid... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090214915 - Fuel cell system using evaporative cooling and method of cooling fuel cell system: The present invention provides a fuel cell system using evaporative cooling that generates electricity by reacting hydrogen as a fuel and air as an oxidant. The system includes a fuel cell stack including a cooling channel provided on a bipolar plate separately from an air channel and a hydrogen channel,... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090214914 - Plant with high-temperature fuel cells and clamping device for a cell stack: The plant (1) with high-temperature fuel cells (7) includes a clamping device for a cell stack (5) and axially aligned chambers (7) for an after-burning. Clamping bars (60) of the clamping device are disposed between the afterburning chambers. Exhaust gas passages connect the after-burning chambers to a heat exchanger (20a)... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090214918 - Anode of direct methanol fuel cell and direct methanol fuel cell employing the same: The present invention provides an anode used in a direct methanol fuel cell and a direct methanol fuel cell employing that anode. They can prevent crossovers of methanol and water and also can control permeation of water, so as to achieve high power output. The anode comprises an anode catalyst... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090214917 - Fuel cell, fuel cell stack, and method for manufacturing fuel cell: A fuel cell includes a membrane electrode assembly (MEA) having an electrolyte membrane and a pair of electrodes arranged on both sides of the electrolyte membrane in the thickness direction, a pair of frames having a frame shape and holding an outer periphery portion of the electrolyte membrane, a pair... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, Plc

20090214919 - Electrochemical reactor bundles, stacks, and electrochemical reactor systems consisting of these components: Tube electrochemical reactor bundle or stack, having a structure, in which a plurality of tube fuel cells, formed of a dense ion conductor (electrolyte) and cathode (air electrode) laminated to an anode (fuel electrode) material having a tube structure, are electrically connected by a thin metallic wire, and an electrochemical... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.

20090214923 - Ceramic product and ceramic member bonding method: The ceramic product provided by the present invention is provided with at least two ceramic members bonded to each other, and the bond parts between these ceramic members bonded to each other are formed from glass having leucite crystals precipitated within the glass matrix.... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090214924 - Electrolyte membrane, process for its production and membrane-electrode assembly for polymer electrolyte fuel cells: An electrolyte membrane which is made mainly of an ion exchange resin and reinforced with a non-woven fabric made of continuous fiber of a fluororesin wherein at least some of intersecting points of the continuous fiber are fixed, and which has, as the outermost layer on one side or each... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.

20090214922 - Fuel cell: A solid state fuel cell comprising a non-polymeric electrolyte, the fuel cell comprising a member having a porous region, the member comprising metallic titanium or an alloy thereof. Preferably, the fuel cell is a solid oxide fuel cell or a protonic ceramic fuel cell. The porous region may be bounded... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20090214920 - Proton-conducting membrane and use thereof: The present invention relates to a novel proton-conducting polymer membrane based on polyazoles which can, owing to its excellent chemical and thermal properties, be used for a variety of purposes and is particularly suitable as a polymer-electrolyte membrane (PEM) for the production of membrane electrode units for so-called PEM fuel... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP

20090214921 - Proton-conducting membrane and use thereof: The present invention relates to a novel proton-conducting polymer membrane based on polyazoles which can, owing to its excellent chemical and thermal properties, be used for a variety of purposes and is particularly suitable as a polymer-electrolyte membrane (PEM) for the production of membrane electrode units for so-called PEM fuel... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP

20090214928 - Fuel cell stack of fuel cell vehicle: The present invention provides a method of assembling a fuel cell stack, in which a fixing block and a fixing pin are used to assemble the fuel cell stack instead of a bolt, thereby reducing the time and process required for assembly of the fuel cell stack, enabling an assembly... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090214925 - Fuel cell system with a venturi supply of gas: A fuel cell system is described wherein at least one fuel cell is supplied at least intermittently with a gas mixture, particularly one made up of a compressed oxidation gas and ambient air, which is mixed in a Venturi nozzle, whereby the compressed gas can entrain ambient air at the... Agent: Kriegsman & Kriegsman

20090214927 - Low cost fuel cell bipolar plate and process of making the same: Fuel cell bipolar plates are made by depositing a pinhole free corrosion resistant and/or a conductive layer on a metal plate using an atomic layer deposition method. In one embodiment, a conductive layer is deposited on an anodized metal plate using atomic layer deposition method. In another embodiment, at least... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.c.

20090214926 - Metal separator for fuel cell and manufacturing method thereof: A metallic separator for fuel cells having a metal plate, an electroconductive coating layer covering at least a surface in front and back surfaces of the metal plate which contacts a raw material and/or a reaction product, and an electroconductive channel-forming member disposed on a surface of the coating layer... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090214929 - Type of fuel cell bipolar plates constructed with multiple pass flow channels that contract, expand, deflect and split reactant flows for improving reactant flow distribution, diffusion and water management: A type of fuel cell bipolar plates is constructed with multiple splitting and deflecting flow channels through which reactant flows are constantly contracted, expanded, split into more than one flow streams, and deflected in flow directions for improving reactant flow distribution, diffusion and water management.... Agent: Yong Gao

20090214930 - Sealing joint and fuel cell plate, cells obtained and resulting fuel cells comprising a stack of such cells: The invention concerns an elastomer seal (3) arranged in a generally rectangular groove of a bipolar plate (1), comprising in at least two opposite corners one first loop (6) urged to be attached on a corner pin (7) of the plate (1) and at least a second loop (8) designed... Agent: Air Liquide Intellectual Property

20090214931 - Flow-field plate and fuel cell stack using the same: Disclosed is a flow-field plate and fuel cell stack using the same. The flow-field plate of the present invention comprises a center hole (5) formed at the center of the flow-field plate, a inlet (6) and a outlet (7) formed on two positions near the outer edge of the flow-field... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090214932 - Liquid composition: A liquid composition comprises a fluoropolymer having sulfonic acid functional groups and a solvent, wherein the solvent contains a polyhydric alcohol and a monohydric alcohol. The content of the fluoropolymer is preferably from 5 to 50 mass % in the liquid composition (100 mass %), and the content of the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.

20090214933 - Reintroduction of lithium into recycled battery materials: Methods for making a recycled or refurbished electrode material for an energy-storage device are provided. One example method comprises harvesting a lithium-deficient electrode material from a recycling or waste stream, and replenishing at least some lithium in the lithium-deficient electrode material. A second example method comprises breeching an enclosure of... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP

20090214934 - Venting water-tight battery-operated devices: Water-tight battery powered appliances, for example personal care appliances such as razors and toothbrushes, are provided. The appliances include a housing having a seal that allows gases, e.g., hydrogen, to vent from the appliance without allowing water to enter.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090214935 - Battery with over-pressure protection: A battery assembly includes a sealed battery cell container holds a positive and negative electrode and an electrolyte. Deflection-responsive means engages at least one outer face of the container and is responsive to deflection thereof for operating a cut-off switch to break the electrical continuity of the battery assembly. Flat... Agent: Kusner & Jaffe Highland Place Suite 310

20090214936 - Voltage sensing member and battery module employed with the same: Disclosed herein is a voltage sensing member constructed in a structure in which linear mounting parts are mounted to supporting parts coupled to the bottom of a battery module, conductive sensing parts are mounted on the mounting parts while the conductive sensing parts are in elastic contact with electrode terminals... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090214937 - Vehicle battery arrangement comprising electronic components: The invention relates to a vehicle battery arrangement comprising sensors and an electronic sensor system, by which means the charging and operating state of the vehicle battery is monitored. Said vehicle battery arrangement comprises a heat insulating box (1) provided with a cover (9). The sensors, electronic sensor system and... Agent: Henry M Feiereisen, Llc Henry M Feiereisen

20090214938 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery has a positive electrode (1), a negative electrode (2), a separator (3) interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and a non-aqueous electrolyte solution in which a solute is dissolved in a non-aqueous solvent. The negative electrode contains a negative electrode active material... Agent: Kubovcik & Kubovcik

20090214939 - Ion-conductive material and use thereof: Disclosed is an ion-conductive material which comprises an ionic liquid and can realize a higher level of safety. Also disclosed is an electrochemical device using the ion-conductive material. Further disclosed is a method for manufacturing an electrochemical device. An ion-conductive material comprising an ionic liquid satisfying the following conditions: the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090214941 - Battery assembly: A battery module of the present invention is adaptable to be utilized in various configurations including and not limited to an overlapping battery cell packaging configuration and a vertical stack battery cell packaging configuration used in an automotive vehicle. The battery module has a plurality of battery heatsink assemblies with... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20090214940 - Power train battery assembly of an electric, fuel-cell or hybrid vehicle: A power train battery assembly of an electric, fuel-cell or hybrid vehicle for transporting passengers or goods has a plurality of prefabricated battery cells (12), each encased in an individual, externally-closed housing (14). The battery cells (12) are radially clamped by a plurality of walls (2 to 8), corresponding clamp... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys Pllc

20090214942 - Oriented nanotube electrodes for lithium ion batteries and supercapacitors: An electrode having an oriented array of multiple nanotubes is disclosed. Individual nanotubes have a lengthwise inner pore defined by interior tube walls which extends at least partially through the length of the nanotube. The nanotubes of the array may be oriented according to any identifiable pattern. Also disclosed is... Agent: Paul J White, Patent Counsel National Renewable Energy Laboratory (nrel)

20090214943 - Electrical connection for a storage cell: An electrical storage cell is provided comprising a container (2) carrying an electrode plate group (9) comprising alternating positive and negative electrodes flanking electrolyte-impregnated separators, a current output terminal (7) passing through a wall (5) of the container, and an internal connection part (20) electrically connecting the electrodes of one... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc

20090214944 - High capacity electrodes: A high capacity electrode includes a conducting substrate on which a plurality of support filaments are disposed. Each of the support filaments have a length substantially greater than their width and may include, for example, a carbon nano-tube (CNT), a carbon nano-fiber (CNF), and/or a nano-wire (NW). The support filaments... Agent: Peters Verny , L.l.p.

20090214945 - Electrochemical device and method of manufacturing electrochemical device: An electrochemical device 2 comprises electrode bodies 4a, 4b each having positive and negative electrodes laminated with a separator interposed therebetween; an outer package 8 accommodating a multilayer body 6 composed of the electrode bodies 4a, 4b; leads 10 respectively connected to the positive and negative electrodes while extending from... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, Plc

20090214946 - Negative electrode for lithium ion battery and lithium ion battery using the same: A negative electrode for a battery comprises a current collector, an inner coating on the current collector, and an outer coating on the inner coating. The inner and outer coatings comprise a carbonaceous material, and a lithium titanium oxide compound. The weight percentage of the carbonaceous material is higher than... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090214947 - Battery case having a flange in the terminal hole: A battery case having a terminal hole in the peripheral wall, a circular flange protruded from the inside wall around the terminal hole, and a contact member mounted in the terminal hole for the contact of the positive terminal of a battery, the contact member having a cylindrical mounting portion... Agent: Guice Patents Pllc

20090214948 - Secondary battery having a sealing gasket with concave and convex portions: A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly having a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a separator interposed between the positive and negative electrodes and a container for receiving the electrode assembly inside thereof. The secondary battery also includes a cap assembly fixed to the container to seal the container... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090214949 - Non-aqueous electrolyte battery and negative electrode: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery including a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a non-aqueous electrolyte, wherein the negative electrode contains a negative electrode mixture containing a binder; and the binder contains polyvinylidene fluoride and polyacrylonitrile, with a mass ratio of polyvinylidene fluoride to polyacrylonitrile ranging from 99.9/0.1 to 95.1/4.9.... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090214950 - Lithium cell: A primary electrochemical is disclosed having an anode comprising lithium metal or lithium alloy, a cathode comprising iron disulfide (FeS2) and carbon particles, and electrolyte. The electrolyte has an additive therein desirably an alkylpyrazole or alkylimidazole. The alkylpryrazole preferably comprises 1,3-dimethylpyrazole or 1,3,5-trimethylpyrazole or mixtures thereof and the alkylimidazole preferably... Agent: Mr. Barry D. Josephs Attorney At Law

20090214951 - Lithium secondary battery: To provide a lithium secondary battery having an excellent input and output balance, a high capacity, and a long life. A lithium secondary battery comprising: a positive electrode containing a positive electrode active material which is applied to both sides of a positive electrode collector foil and contains a lithium... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090214952 - Anode and secondary battery: A secondary battery capable of providing a high energy density and superior cycle characteristics is provided. The secondary battery includes a cathode, an anode, and an electrolytic solution. The anode has an anode active material layer containing a carbon material and a lithium-containing compound (Li3-aMaN) as an anode active material.... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090214953 - Hydrogen storage alloy, hydrogen storage alloy electrode and nickel metal hydride secondary battery using the hydrogen storage alloy: A nickel metal hydride secondary battery includes hydrogen storage alloy particles in a negative electrode. The hydrogen storage alloy has a composition expressed by a general formula (LaaSmbGdc“A”d)1-wMgwNixAly“T”z, where “A” and “T” each represent at least one element selected from a group consisting of Pr, Nd, etc., and a group... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090214954 - Negative electrode material for nonaqueous secondary cells, negative electrode for nonaqueous secondary cells, and nonaqueous secondary cell: A negative electrode material for a nonaqueous secondary battery capable of realizing a nonaqueous secondary battery having a small charging/discharging irreversible capacity at an initial cycle, exhibiting an excellent high-rate charging/discharging characteristics and an excellent cycle performances, and having no electrodeposition problem is provided. The main component of the material... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.

20090214955 - Electric storage device, electrode, method for fabricating electrode, and management method: A mixture layer for an electrode is formed on a punched current collector. For example, the mixture layer is made of an active material, conductive assistant, binder, and the like. The mixture layer having the structure described above is formed into a slurry, for example, and applied onto the current... Agent: Darby & Darby P.c.

20090214956 - Lithium-ion battery: A lithium-ion battery having an anode including an array of nanowires electrochemically coated with a polymer electrolyte, and surrounded by a cathode matrix, forming thereby interpenetrating electrodes, wherein the diffusion length of the Li+ ions is significantly decreased, leading to faster charging/discharging, greater reversibility, and longer battery lifetime, is described.... Agent: Cochran Freund & Young Llc

20090214957 - All-solid-state cell: A first paste for a first electrode layer and a second paste for a second electrode layer are printed on a fired solid electrolyte by screen printing, etc. to form electrode patterns for forming the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer. The first and second pastes can be... Agent: Burr & Brown

20090214958 - Niobium oxide-containing electrode and lithium battery including the same: A niobium oxide-containing electrode includes a collector; and an active material layer formed on the collector, the active material layer including an active material, a conducting agent and a binder; and niobium oxide on the active material layer on the collector.... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

  
08/20/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090208779 - Electronic equipment: In electronic equipment using a fuel cell as a power source, an antenna and a fuel cell, which are provided in a lower case of a main body receiving electronic parts, are arranged at a given distance from each other. An acceptable communication state can be established in the electronic... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090208780 - High surface area graphitized carbon and processes for making same: The invention is directed to high surface area graphitized carbon and to processes for making high surface area graphitized carbon. The process includes steps of graphitizing and increasing the surface area of (in either order) a starting carbon material to form high surface area graphitized carbon. The step of increasing... Agent: Patent Administrator Cabot Corporation

20090208782 - Apparatus for optimized cooling of a drive unit and a fuel cell in a fuel cell vehicle: A system for cooling a fuel cell stack and a drive unit in a fuel cell vehicle is disclosed, wherein the system includes a drive unit and a fuel cell stack. An oil cooling loop for the drive unit includes a three way valve, a liquid to liquid heat exchanger,... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20090208784 - Fuel cell system containing anode tail gas oxidizer and hybrid heat exchanger/reformer: A fuel cell system includes at least one fuel cell stack, a fuel inlet conduit, and a fuel heat exchanger containing a fuel reformation catalyst. The fuel heat exchanger is connected to the fuel inlet conduit and to at least one fuel cell system exhaust conduit which in operation provides... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090208783 - Low porosity anode diffusion media for fuel cells: A direct oxidation fuel cell (DOFC) having a concentrated liquid fuel and an anode electrode configured to generate power. The anode electrode includes a diffusion medium (DM) with or without a microporous layer, such that a decrease in the porosity of the DM reduces fuel crossover through the membrane and... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090208781 - Method for operating a fuel cell system: A method for operating a fuel cell system comprising: a first fuel cell stack having a first current and a first temperature, electrically coupled in parallel with a second fuel cell stack having a second current and a second temperature, may include: triggering a fault response when a differential between... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090208787 - Fuel cell stack: A conductance at an oxidizer flow path forming member is defined as C1, a conductance at an opening portion of the oxidizer flow path forming member at which an oxidizer flow rate regulating portion is arranged is defined as C2, the conductances have a relationship of C1>C2. Further, the fuel... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090208786 - Fuel cell system: There is provided a fuel cell system capable of notifying a user that control for low-temperature countermeasure is performed, without any strange feeling and false recognition. When control for low-temperature countermeasure such as scavenging at system termination or warm-up at system start-up is made, the user is reliably notified that... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090208785 - Sofc electrochemical anode tail gas oxidizer: A fuel cell system comprises a fuel cell stack comprising a plurality of fuel cells and at least one shorted solid oxide fuel cell in which the cell anode is electrically connected to the cell cathode. In another system, the at least one shorted solid oxide fuel cell is located... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090208788 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a reformer for generating hydrogen gas from fuel containing hydrogen using a chemical catalytic reaction and thermal energy. At least one electricity generator generates electrical energy by an electrochemical reaction of the hydrogen gas and oxygen. A fuel supply assembly supplies fuel to the reformer,... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090208790 - Fluid recycling apparatus and fuel cell system having the fluid recycling apparatus: An improved fluid recycling apparatus and a fuel cell system comprising the same effectively recycle moisture contained in fluid circulating in a fuel cell system and operate independent of orientation. The fluid recycling apparatus includes an electric penetration pump and a gas/liquid separation unit. The electric penetration pump has first... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090208791 - Fuel cell device: A fuel cell device includes a housing containing a fuel processor that generates fuel gas and a fuel cell having electrodes forming an anode and cathode, and an ion exchange electrolyte positioned between the electrodes. The housing can be formed as first and second cylindrically configured outer shell sections that... Agent: Stmicroelectronics, Inc

20090208792 - Fuel cell device: A fuel cell device includes a housing containing a fuel processor that generates fuel gas and a fuel cell having electrodes forming an anode and cathode, and an ion exchange electrolyte positioned between the electrodes. The housing can be formed as first and second cylindrically configured outer shell sections that... Agent: Stmicroelectronics, Inc

20090208789 - System and method for purging water from a fuel cell stack: A system for delivering an input fuel stream to a fuel cell stack to generate electrical current and to discharge an unused fuel stream is provided. A supply produces a supply fuel stream. An ejector combines a purged fuel stream and the supply fuel stream and controls the flow of... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl

20090208793 - Hybrid type power supplying apparatus: Disclosed is a hybrid-type power supplying apparatus which may use a fuel cell device as a main power supplier for a robot and a rechargeable battery as an auxiliary power supplier for the robot. In the hybrid-type power supplying apparatus, when the power consumption of the robot exceeds the selected... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090208794 - Fuel cell device: A fuel cell device includes a housing containing a fuel processor that generates fuel gas and a fuel cell having electrodes forming an anode and cathode, and an ion exchange electrolyte positioned between the electrodes. The housing can be formed as first and second cylindrically configured outer shell sections that... Agent: Stmicroelectronics, Inc

20090208795 - Three-way diverter assembly for a fuel cell system: A three-way diverter assembly with a contoured valve is provided. The three-way diverter assembly includes a housing having a first inlet, a second inlet, a first outlet, and a second outlet. The first inlet and the second inlet are adapted to receive a fluid. The contoured valve is disposed in... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20090208796 - Cooling system for fuel cell stack shutdown: A cooling system for the shutdown process in a fuel cell powered vehicle system for eliminating the detrimental effects of voltage persistence in the fuel cell including a volume of fluid coolant at ambient temperature, a pump, a fluid circuit interconnecting the pump and the coolant reservoir with a section... Agent: Edwin M. Baranowski Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

20090208802 - Fuel cell device: A fuel cell device includes a housing containing a fuel processor that generates fuel gas and a fuel cell having electrodes forming an anode and cathode, and an ion exchange electrolyte positioned between the electrodes. The housing can be formed as first and second cylindrically configured outer shell sections that... Agent: Stmicroelectronics, Inc

20090208797 - Fuel cell stack humidification device: A fuel cell stack humidification device includes: an air flow field provided on a fuel cell separator and including an inlet portion and an outlet portion; and a water absorbing member mounted on both sides and the bottom of the air flow field to transfer water in the outlet portion... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090208799 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack, a heat exchanger, a reformer, and a combustor. The combustor is provided around the heat exchanger. A combustion gas path for supplying a combustion gas produced in the combustor to the heat exchanger and an exhaust gas path for supplying an... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090208800 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack, a heat exchanger, an evaporator, a reformer, and a combustor. A fluid unit including at least the heat exchanger, the evaporator, and the reformer is provided at one end of the fuel cell stack in a stacking direction. The combustor is... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090208801 - Fuel cell system with discharged water treatment facilities: A fuel folded structure cell system with discharged water treatment facilities includes a fuel cell stack, a water collecting device, and a cooling water system. The fuel cell stack discharges hydrogen and oxygen that are not reacted in the electrochemical reaction occurred in the fuel cell stack, and heat produced... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090208798 - Humidification system using injector for fuel cell stack: A humidification system using an injector for a fuel cell stack includes: a fuel cell separator including a reaction flow field, and an air inlet port and an air outlet port formed at a front portion and an end portion of the reaction flow field, respectively; a humidification chamber provided... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090208803 - Flow field for fuel cell and fuel cell stack: A flow field design for fuel cell is disclosed which optimizes water management for local operating conditions where the depth profile of the flow field varies from the reactant inlet to the reactant outlet and also varies across the flow field.... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090208805 - Membrane/electrode assembly for polymer electrolyte fuel cell and process for its production: A membrane/electrode assembly 10 for a polymer electrolyte fuel cell, comprising a polymer electrolyte membrane 12; a first frame 14 disposed at the periphery of a first surface of the polymer electrolyte membrane 12; a second frame 16 disposed at the periphery of a second surface of the polymer electrolyte... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090208804 - Polymer electrolyte emulsion and use thereof: m

20090208808 - Diaphragm for direct-liquid fuel cell and process for producing the same: The present invention discloses a membrane for direct-liquid fuel cell, comprised of a layered cation-exchange membrane whose one side is constituted by A) a cation-exchange membrane layer of low water content type having a water content of 1 to 15% by mass at a relative humidity of 50% RH (25°... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090208806 - Method for producing polymer electrolyte molded article, polymer electrolyte material, polymer electrolyte membrane, and polymer electrolyte fuel cell: The present invention relates to a method for producing a polymer electrolyte molded article, which comprises forming a polymer electrolyte precursor having a protective group and an ionic group, and deprotecting at least a portion of protective groups contained in the resulting molded article to obtain a polymer electrolyte molded... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090208809 - Polymer electrolytes including heteropolyacids: This disclosure provides polymer electrolytes, polymer electrolyte membranes (PEM's) and membrane electrode assemblies (MEA's) such as may be useful in fuel cells which contain or comprise polyoxometalates (POM's) or heteropolyacids (HPA's). In some embodiments the polyoxometalate, it's counterions or both may comprise Mn and/or Ce. In some embodiments the polymer... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090208810 - Process for producing polymer electrolyte emulsion: i

20090208807 - Solid electrolyte membrane, method and apparatus for producing the same, membrane electrode assembly and fuel cell: A dope (24) containing a solid electrolyte and an organic solvent is cast onto a web (111) to form a casting membrane (24a). The casting membrane (24a) is contacted with a first liquid (65a). A remaining solvent on the casting membrane (24a) is reduced. The casting membrane (24a) is peeled... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090208811 - Fuel cell cartridge connector: The problem to solve is providing a fuel-cell cartridge connector that protects the fuel-cell-holding appliance from damage when a external force which exceeds the allowable range, is applied to the fuel cell cartridge. To solve the problem a fuel-cell connector (1) is provided, comprising: an outwardly facing fuel supply opening... Agent: Trojan Law Offices

20090208812 - Fuel supply apparatus: A fuel supply apparatus for supplying fuel to a fuel cell has a fuel supply unit and a water suction unit. When the fuel cell is mounted onto the fuel supply apparatus, the apparatus supplies fuel to the fuel cell and removes the water inside the fuel cell by suction.... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090208813 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell is characterized by including a cartridge 3 having a fuel outlet 2 for ejecting a liquid fuel 1 held in the cartridge 3 and a fuel cell main body 5 having a fuel receiving hole 4 for receiving the liquid fuel 1 from the cartridge 3, the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090208814 - Honeycomb-type solid oxide fuel cell and method for manufacturing the same: The present invention relates to a honeycomb type SOFC wherein a first material, density of which is lowered upon phase-transition, a second material having higher thermal expansion coefficient than that of an electrode supporter, or a composite material of the first and second materials is filled in the electrode channel... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090208818 - Battery cell fuel gauge for packaged batteries and associated systems and methods: The present disclosure is directed generally to battery cell fuel gauges for packaged batteries and associated systems and methods. A method in accordance with one embodiment includes detecting one or more parameters corresponding to one or more battery cells that are disposed within a casing of a battery packet with... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20090208815 - Lithium battery management system: Provided is a system for managing a lithium battery system having a plurality of cells. The battery system comprises a variable-resistance element electrically connected to a cell and located proximate a portion of the cell; and a device for determining, utilizing the variable-resistance element, whether the temperature of the cell... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090208817 - Method for extending the useful life of a chargeable energy storage unit: A method is provided for extending the useful life of a rechargeable energy storage unit for use in a motor vehicle, such as, in particular, a double layer capacitor, a lithium ion storage unit, a lithium ion capacitor or a NiMH storage unit, which exhibits a plurality of storage cells.... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090208816 - Properly positioning stacked plate electrode for high volume assembly: An electrode in an electrochemical cell for an implantable medical device is presented. The electrode includes a plurality of electrode plates. Each electrode plate includes a tab extending therefrom. The tab is shaped in a H-shape, a T-shape, a Y-shape, and a L-shape.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20090208819 - Rechargeable battery pack for power tools: A rechargeable battery pack comprises a battery having a high voltage side and a low voltage side, a positive terminal accessible external of the battery pack and connected to the high voltage side of the battery, a negative terminal accessible external of the battery pack and connected to the low... Agent: The Black & Decker Corporation

20090208820 - Electrochemical element: To operate a safety mechanism normally even when an accident happens. For this object, an electrochemical element includes an exhaust valve that operates when an internal pressure in a casing 4 reaches a predetermined pressure to release gas occurring in the casing to the outside, and a perforated plate 2... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090208821 - Battery system: In a battery system, battery modules (3a, 3b) connected to each other in series respectively include: one or more single cells (3a1 to 3an, 3b1 to 3b-n) connected to one another in any one of series, parallel, and series-parallel; cell voltage switches (7a, 7b) for detecting voltages respectively of the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090208822 - Power supply unit including secondary battery: A power supply unit includes: a plurality of secondary batteries connected in series; limiting resistors connected to individual electrodes of the plurality of secondary batteries; a voltage detection circuit detecting inter-terminal voltages of each of the plurality of secondary batteries based on potentials obtained from the plurality of secondary batteries... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090208823 - Establishing space between end of center gas pipe in battery and bottom of battery can: The gap between the bottom of a center gas vent pipe in a battery cell and the bottom of the cell can is established to be at least a minimum distance to reduce the risk of battery damage from inadequate gas venting.... Agent: Rogitz & Associates

20090208824 - Power source having a parallel cell topology: A power source with multiple cells connected in parallel to a common node or power supply point. The individual cells within the power source may also have a dedicated controller for each of the individual cells such that the dedicated controllers are connected on a one to one basis with... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP On Behalf Of Apple, Inc.

20090208826 - Cylindrical secondary battery: A cylindrical secondary battery having improved performance in a compression test and a collision test. The cylindrical battery including a ceramic layer coated on at least one of a cathode plate and an anode plate, and a center pin having a wall thickness of 0.05 to 0.1 mm, which is... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090208825 - Electrode assembly and secondary battery using the same: An electrode assembly and a secondary battery using the same, the electrode assembly including: first and second electrode plates, which are wound with a separator disposed therebetween; and first and second electrode tabs respectively adhered to the first and second electrode plates. The first electrode plate extends from a bottom... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090208827 - Electric tools: A battery housing portion S includes regulating members 30 adapted to fit grooves of a battery pack having a T-shape cross section, so that the battery pack can be housed in the battery housing portion S in the state that the both regulating members 30 fit the grooves. The regulating... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090208828 - Electric device assembly and film-covered electric device structure: Assembled battery (80) includes two battery cells (20A, 20B) arranged in parallel, which are accommodated in single parallel-arranged module (50). Inter-battery airflow passage (65) is formed between parallel-arranged modules so as to allow cooling air to pass therethrough. Pressure contact members (60) each have hollow portion (61) formed by solid... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090208829 - Method of cooling a battery pack using flat heat pipes: Methods of cooling a battery pack comprising a large number of cells are disclosed in various embodiments. In one embodiment, one or more low thermal resistance heat pipes are used to transfer heat away from the battery pack. In another embodiment, the heat pipes are coupled to a cold plate... Agent: Shemwell Mahamedi LLP

20090208830 - Lead for sealed battery, sealed battery using the same and method of manufacturing the same: A lead for a sealed battery to be used by welding the inner surface of the lid of the sealed battery and the upper surface of an upper current collecting plate is characterized in that the lead comprises a plate-shaped top part (20-1) and a lateral wall part (20-2) extending... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20090208831 - Device having electrode group: There is provided a device with which an optional voltage and an optional capacity may be obtained in one device. A device wherein a plurality of electrode groups each comprising a positive electrode sheet having an electrode tab, a negative electrode sheet having an electrode tab, and a separator disposed... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090208832 - Lamination configurations for battery applications using pvdf highly porous film: A porous material manufactured Polyvinylidene Difluoride, or PVDF may be used in several configurations as a separator material for Lithium Ion and other types of batteries. The PVDF separator may be used with electrodes manufactured from a PVDF substrate for various lamination techniques in various configurations. The PVDF separator may... Agent: Porous Power Technologies-correspondence

20090208833 - Thin film electrochemical cell for lithium polymer batteries and manufacturing method therefor: An electrochemical cell sub-assembly and a method for manufacturing same. The electrochemical cell sub-assembly includes a current collector sheet having a pair of opposite surfaces and a pair of opposite edges, each surface being coated with a respective layer of electrode material. A layer of polymer electrolyte envelopes both layers... Agent: Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP (bathium)

20090208834 - Secondary battery with auxiliary electrode: The present invention includes three-dimensional secondary battery cells comprising an electrolyte, a cathode, an anode, and an auxiliary electrode. The cathode, the anode, and the auxiliary electrode have a surface in contact with the electrolyte. The anode and the cathode are electrolytically coupled. The auxiliary electrode is electrolytically coupled and... Agent: Howrey LLP-ca

20090208835 - Battery pack: A battery pack includes a battery and a covering member. The battery includes a battery device and a battery casing. The battery device has a pair of electrodes opposite to each other and a separator disposed between the electrodes. The electrodes and separator are stacked into a laminated structure. The... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090208836 - Battery with integrally formed terminal: A battery comprising a housing having a central longitudinal axis. A cover is coupled to the housing and a first flange is integrally formed with the cover and configured to act as a first terminal for the battery. At least a portion of the first flange extends away from the... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090208837 - Method of electrically connecting cell terminals in a battery pack: A battery pack that economically and reliably interconnects a large number of small form-factor battery cells. A conducting plate with a plurality of sets of tabs protruding from a flat surface of the conducting plate is used to connect electrical terminals of a plurality of battery cells. Each set of... Agent: Shemwell Mahamedi LLP

20090208838 - Electrode assembly and secondary battery having the same: An electrode assembly and a secondary battery having the same that can prevent an electrode coating portion from being separated from an electrode collector and generation of cracks on a surface of the ceramic layer coated on the electrode, the secondary battery comprising: an electrode assembly; a can having an... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090208839 - Nickel hydroxide electrode for rechargeable batteries: The nickel hydroxide particles for a nickel hydroxide electrode may be treated using an alkaline solution of a strong oxidizing agent such as sodium or potassium persulfate to modify the surface nickel hydroxide structure. The resulting modified surface structure has been found to impart various benefits to electrodes formed from... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20090208840 - Non-aqueous electrolyte battery and method of manufacturing the same: [Means for Solve the Problem] A non-aqueous electrolyte battery includes: a positive electrode having a positive electrode active material layer containing a positive electrode active material; a negative electrode having a negative electrode active material layer containing a negative electrode active material; a separator interposed between the positive electrode and... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090208843 - Electrode for a battery: An electrode for a bipolar cell or battery includes a plate-like body made of hardened resin containing particles of titanium suboxide or other electrically conductive particulate arranged to form electrical paths. A method of testing the body for porosity is also disclosed.... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20090208841 - Method for producing electrode sheet: This invention discloses a method for producing an electrode sheet adapted to high-temperature drying and to charge and discharge under high voltage, comprising applying onto a collector a slurry which comprises an electrode active material, electroconductive agent, binder and solvent, using as the binder fibrid of meta-aramid, and pressing the... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090208842 - Separator, method for manufacturing separator, and nonaqueous electrolyte battery: A separator having a fine porous structure and including a polyolefin thermoplastic resin and a block copolymer as constituent materials is provided. The block copolymer including a monomer unit derived from a polyolefin resin and a monomer unit derived from a polymer component, The polyolefin resin has a melting point... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090208844 - Secondary battery material: Embodiments of the invention relate to materials used in secondary batteries and the method for manufacturing the same. To address the problems of the prior art, an object of the present invention is to provide a negative electrode material for a non-aqueous Li-ion cell comprising active component particles capable of... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090208845 - Lithium-ion battery: A lithium-ion battery includes a positive electrode that has a current collector and a first active material and a negative electrode that has a current collector, a second active material, and a third active material. The second active material includes a lithium titanate material and the third active material is... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090208846 - Method of increasing charge-discharge capacity of nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: Method of increasing charge-discharge capacity of a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery including a positive electrode containing a positive active material, a negative electrode containing a negative active material other than metallic lithium and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The battery is charged at an end-of-charge voltage of at least 4.3V. The positive... Agent: Kubovcik & Kubovcik

20090208847 - Anode active material, method of preparing the same, and anode and lithium battery containing the anode active material: An anode active material including a titanium-based (Ti-based) oxide core and a coating of a titanium oxynitride formed on the Ti-based oxide core, and an anode and lithium battery including the anode active material.... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090208848 - Polymer blend electrolyte membrane for use at high temperature and manufacturing method thereof: The present invention relates to a polymer blend electrolyte membrane comprising an inorganic polymer having polydimethylsiloxane as a main chain, which has a pore structure at both ends formed by condensation reaction between 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane and tetraethylorthosilicate, wherein phosphoric acid is chemically linked to an amino group of the pore structure;... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090208849 - 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 preferably lithium iodide (LiI) dissolved in an organic solvent mixture. The solvent mixture preferably comprises dioxolane, dimethoxyethane and sulfolane. The electrolyte typically contains... Agent: Mr. Barry D. Josephs Attorney At Law

  
08/13/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090202868 - Fuel cell unit of dmfc type and its operation: A DMFC fuel cell, in which liquid methanol is oxidised to carbon dioxide and water, the methanol is exposed to an anodic reaction using a catalyst, the reaction products are led to a second step, where an anodic reaction is performed using a catalyst, and the reaction products from the... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090202869 - Carbon particle having deposited fine particles, process for producing the same, and electrode for fuel cell: The carbon particles having deposited fine particles have a constitution in which fine particles of a perovskite type composite metal oxide each having fine noble-metal particles present throughout the whole perovskite type oxide particle and having a crystallite size of 1-20 nm are deposited on carbon particles. The process for... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090202870 - Fuel cell employing hydrated non-perfluorinated hydrocarbon ion exchange membrane: Fuel cells (9) include unitized electrode assemblies (12) having a non-perfluorinated hydrocarbon ionomer exchange membrane (26) with anode and cathode catalysts (27, 28) disposed on opposite sides thereof. Adjacent the catalysts, respective optional sublayers (29, 30) may be supported by corresponding gas diffusion layers (31, 32), with adjacent porous, hydrophilic,... Agent: M P Williams

20090202871 - Metal-coated carbon surfaces for use in fuel cells: A method of coating a carbon article with a metal by reductively electropolymerizing the metal via cyclic voltammetry on the carbon article, thereby forming a metal coating on the carbon article and the polymerized metal-coated carbon article made by the method. A polymerized metal-coated carbon article having a carbon article... Agent: Kohn & Associates, PLLC

20090202873 - Hydrogen purification membranes, components and fuel processing systems containing the same: Hydrogen-producing fuel processing systems, hydrogen purification membranes, hydrogen purification devices, fuel processing and fuel cell systems that include hydrogen purification devices, and methods for operating the same. In some embodiments, operation of the fuel processing system is initiated by heating at least the reforming region of the fuel processing system... Agent: Dascenzo Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

20090202872 - Method and system for hydrogen powered fuel cells: The present invention involves methods and apparatus for supplying hydrogen to a fuel cell to produce electricity. Water may be supplied in the form of steam for input to a catalytic converter. The converter may have a substrate element disposed therein coated with an oxide that may be oxidizable with... Agent: Dennis W. Beech (law Office Of Dennis W. Beech)

20090202874 - Hydrogen purification membranes, components and fuel processing systems containing the same: Hydrogen-producing fuel processing systems, hydrogen purification membranes, hydrogen purification devices, and fuel processing and fuel cell systems that include hydrogen purification devices. In some embodiments, the fuel processing systems and the hydrogen purification membranes include a metal membrane, which is at least substantially comprised of palladium or a palladium alloy.... Agent: Dascenzo Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

20090202875 - Reaction device, and fuel cell device and electronic apparatus using the reaction device: Disclosed is a reaction device including: a reactor, a heat insulating container housing the reactor, a pipe penetrating a wall of the insulating container to connect the reactor to an outside of the insulating container, wherein the wall of the heat insulating container includes at least two regions each having... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090202876 - Oxygen permeable film, oxygen permeable sheet, and cell including these: An oxygen permeable film including an aggregate of water-repellent particles and having an average particle size of the particles of 0.01 to 50 μm has a contact angle with water of not less than 120° and super water repellency, and therefore has an excellent water vapor permeation inhibiting capability. As... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.

20090202877 - Concentration distribution estimation device for impurity in anode side, and fuel cell system using the device: The standard permeation amount of an impurity substance, that is, the permeation amount per unit area of the impurity substance under a standard concentration is calculated from the gas pressures in the gas channels, the impedance, and the fuel cell temperature. The permeation index of the impurity substance at each... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090202878 - Solid oxide fuel cell system: A SOFC system (1) for generating electric power by combination of oxygen with a fuel gas stream (R), including a fuel cell (5) having a fuel gas inlet port (5d), an air stream inlet port (5f) and an exhaust gas stream outlet port (5g), and comprising a heat exchanger (3)... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090202887 - Catalyst, electrode, membrane electrode assembly and fuel cell: where the element A is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Ca, Sr and Ba, the element B is at least one element selected from the group consisting of La, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, and Lu, the molar ratio x satisfies... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090202883 - Catalyst-polymer liquid dispersion for fuel cell applications: e

20090202880 - Electrochemical mediators: A redox mediator is a hyperbranched polymer having redox moieties (e.g. ferrocene) incorporated into its structure and/or chemically bonded to its periphery. It is attached to an electrode and assists in transferring electrons between the electrode and a redox enzyme.... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC

20090202879 - Fuel cell: The present invention provides a fuel cell comprising: a cathode catalyst layer 2; an anode catalyst layer 3; a membrane electrode assembly 1 including a proton conductive membrane 6 disposed between the cathode catalyst layer 2 and the anode catalyst layer 3; a cathode conductive layer 7a provided to a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090202886 - Micro fuel cell architecture: The present invention relates to fuel cells and components used within a fuel cell. Heat transfer appendages are described that improve fuel cell thermal management. Each heat transfer appendage is arranged on an external portion of a bi-polar plate and permits conductive heat transfer between inner portions of the bi-polar... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP

20090202882 - Polymer electrolyte fuel cell and fuel cell system including the same: A polymer electrolyte fuel cell includes a cell stack (51) formed by stacking cells (11), each of which includes: an MEA (5) having a polymer electrolyte membrane (1), and an anode (4a) and a cathode (4b) sandwiching the polymer electrolyte membrane (1); and an anode separator (6a) and a cathode... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090202884 - Polymer electrolyte fuel cell and manufacturing method for electrode-membrane-frame assembly: A MEA-frame assembly is arranged in a mold for injection molding to form a first flow passage arranged so as to extend along the outer periphery of an electrode between the outer periphery of the electrode and the inner periphery of a frame, a second flow passage arranged so as... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090202885 - Process to prepare the self-stand electrode using porous supporter of electrode catalyst for fuel cell, a membrane electrode assembly comprising the same: The present invention relates to a porous electrode used in a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell, and more particularly to a method of preparing a membrane-electrode assembly by forming a self-stand electrode layer by coating catalyst ink on a non-conductive substrate having a macropore and then joining it to a... Agent: Clark & Brody

20090202881 - Single-chamber-type solid oxide fuel cell device: A solid-oxide fuel cell having a fuel pole and an air pole joined to a solid oxide electrolyte is arranged in a combustion exhaust gas flow channel of an engine or the like (fuel cell containing section), thereby placed in a flow of high-temperature combustion exhaust gas introduced through an... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090202888 - Polymer electrolyte emulsion and use thereof: A polymer electrolyte emulsion wherein a polymer electrolyte particle is dispersed in a dispersing medium, wherein a polymer electrolyte contained in the polymer electrolyte particle is a block copolymer consisting of a segment having an acidic group and a segment without substantially ion exchange group, is provided.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090202890 - Battery pack: A battery pack including a protection circuit configured to detect over-charge, over-discharge and over-current of a rechargeable battery to turn off a switch element, the switch element provided at a wire provided between the rechargeable battery and a load circuit or a charging device; a series circuit of a thermistor... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20090202889 - Protection circuit and battery pack: A secondary battery is protected from overcharging and excessive discharge current by a simple circuit. A comparator (CMP1) detects overcharging by comparing a charging voltage. (Vc) of a secondary battery (6) with a reference voltage (Vref1). A transistor (Q1) is turned on to turn the heater (R2) on if overcharging... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090202891 - Inertially activated battery: An inertially activated electrochemical cell has a first and a second electrode and an electrolyte. The electrolyte, or at least an active component thereof, is enclosed in an encapsulant which can be disrupted when a compressive force is applied thereto. When the electrolyte material is encapsulated, the cell is inactive... Agent: U S Army Research Laboratory Attn Amsrl Cs Cc Ip

20090202892 - Nonaqueous-electrolyte battery and battery assembly: A nonaqueous-electrolyte battery has a positive electrode 3 including a positive active material, a negative electrode 4 including a negative active material having a lithium insertion/release potential higher than 1.0 V (vs. Li/Li+), and a nonaqueous electrolyte, wherein the nonaqueous electrolyte contains a compound having pyridine groups and a compound... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090202893 - Battery pack and electronic equipment using the same: The present invention provides a battery pack which is capable of enhancing a short-circuit prevention effect, and electronic equipment using this battery pack. The battery pack 31 has a battery built in the case 32 and an output terminal 47 which is electrically connected to the battery and provided in... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20090202894 - Battery connection for a power tool: A power tool includes a housing configured to house a motor. The housing defines a body axis and has a hand grip for a user, wherein the hand grip is positioned between a first end and a second end of the housing. The power tool further includes a tool element... Agent: Michael, Best & Friedrich LLP

20090202896 - Mechanical coding between a battery pack and an electrical tool: A plug-in battery pack for an electrical tool includes a mechanical coding of a coding system for cooperation with a mechanical counterpart coding of the coding system associated with the electrical tool, in which the coding extends in the insertion direction of the battery pack. The coding has at least... Agent: Striker, Striker & Stenby

20090202895 - Power supply module for an electric power tool: A power supply module for interchangeable attachment to an electric tool has a module housing, which receives a battery and an introduction dome, formed integrally onto the module housing, for guiding the tool, on which dome there is an electrical interface with the electric power tool and at least one... Agent: Striker, Striker & Stenby

20090202897 - Battery module: The present invention relates to a battery module including a plurality of unit batteries. The battery module includes the plurality of unit batteries electrically connected to each other, a housing having a plurality of penetration holes in which the unit batteries are provided to respective correspond to the unit batteries,... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090202898 - Reactive polymer-carrying porous film and processing for producing the same: According to this invention, there is provided a reactive polymer-supported porous film for a battery separator, characterized in that the reactive polymer-supported porous film has: a substrate porous film of a porous film, the porous film has a temperature, at which a thickness of the porous film is reduced to... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20090202899 - Electrical apparatus with integral thin film solid state battery and methods of manufacture: The invention provides a thin film solid state (TFSS) battery that can conform to the surface of an apparatus having a complex, three-dimensional surface. The invention also provides methods for constructing the thin film solid state battery by forming components directly onto a substrate of a complex three-dimensional shape. The... Agent: Anne M. Schneiderman Law Offices Of Anne M. Schneiderman Ph.d.

20090202900 - Battery module, method of fabricating the same, and vehicle having battery module: Each of battery cells (12) that constitute a battery module includes a flat-shaped rolled electrode body (30) formed by rolling a sheet-like anode collector (32) and a sheet-like cathode collector (34) along with a sheet-like separator, and a trailing edge (32E) of the sheet-like anode collector (32) and a trailing... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090202901 - Battery: At a central portion of a lid of a battery, a negative terminal, which has a T-shaped section view, is provided so as to be surrounded by a gasket and pierce the lid. An insulator is provided at the inner face side of the lid. A plate-like current collector is... Agent: Kaplan Gilman & Pergament LLP

20090202902 - Battery cover for retention of dielectric fluid: An improved battery construction for increasing the life of a storage battery by providing a lid addition integral with the battery case or jar which will condense escaping dielectric fluid and cause the condensed liquid to return to the main supply of dielectric fluid.... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20090202903 - Batteries and electrodes for use thereof: The present invention generally relates to batteries or other electrochemical devices, and systems and materials for use in these, including novel electrode materials and designs. In some embodiments, the present invention relates to small-scale batteries or microbatteries. For example, in one aspect of the invention, a battery may have a... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090202904 - Pasted nickel hydroxide electrode for rechargeable nickel-zinc batteries: Active material for a positive electrode of a rechargeable alkaline electrochemical cell is made with nickel hydroxide particles or cobalt-coated nickel hydroxide particles treated with strongly oxidizing reagents such as alkali metal persulfate in alkaline solution. The active material also may be made with cobalt-coated nickel hydroxide particles having a... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20090202905 - Cathode active material, cathode therewith and nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: (R1 represents a (a1+b1+c1) valent group and M1 represents a metallic element. a1, d1, e1 and n each represent an integer of 1 or more and b1 and c1 each represent an integer of 0 or more. However, b1 and c1 satisfy (b1+c1)≧1.), a cathode therewith and a non-aqueous electrolyte... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090202906 - Lithium secondary battery: A negative electrode of a lithium secondary battery has a negative electrode active material including at least one element of silicon and tin. Capacities of the positive electrode and the negative electrode of the lithium secondary battery are set as follows. In a completely charged state of the lithium secondary... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090202907 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and method for manufacturing electrode of nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery comprising a positive electrode 5, a negative electrode 6, a separator 7 and a nonaqueous electrolyte, wherein a material mixture layer containing an active material and a binder is formed on a surface of a current collector 51 of at least one of the positive... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090202908 - Current collector, electrode, and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: An electrode capable of effectively dispersing or relieving the stress generated in association with expansion and contraction of an active material is provided. The electrode is produced by forming an active material layer on a predetermined current collector. This current collector includes a base and a plurality of projections formed... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090202909 - Positive electrode active material for alkaline storage battery, positive electrode for alkaline storage battery, alkaline storage battery, and method for manufacturing positive electrode active material for alkaline storage battery: There are provided a positive electrode active material for an alkaline storage battery, a positive electrode for an alkaline storage battery, and an alkaline storage battery each of which has an excellent output characteristics and also has an excellent self-discharge characteristic and an excellent cycle lifetime characteristic. The positive electrode... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090202910 - Alkaline batteries: Alkaline cells are provided that include a cathode that comprises expanded graphite. In some implementations, the cathode includes less than about 4% graphite by weight.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090202911 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery negative electrode material, making method, lithium ion secondary battery, and electrochemical capacitor: A negative electrode material comprises a conductive powder of particles of a lithium ion-occluding and releasing material coated on their surface with a graphite coating. The graphite coating, on Raman spectroscopy analysis, develops broad peaks having an intensity I1330 and I1580 at 1330 cm−1 and 1580 cm−1 Raman shift, an... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090202912 - All solid state secondary battery: This is an all solid state secondary battery containing a laminated material in which a positive-electrode unit and a negative-electrode unit are laminated alternately through an ion conductive inorganic-material layer, the positive-electrode unit has positive active material layers on both surfaces of a positive-electrode collector layer, the above-mentioned negative-electrode unit... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090202913 - Negative electrode for nonaqueous secondary battery: A negative electrode 10 for a nonaqueous secondary battery includes an active material layer 12 containing active material particles 12a. The active material particles 12a are coated at least partially with a metallic material 13 having low capability of forming a lithium compound. The active material layer 12 has voids... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090202914 - Secondary battery material: a1, a2, d1, d2 and c represent the weight ratio of M, X, Se, Y and C to the total amount of M, X, Se, Y and C, respectively, wherein a1+a2 is equal to 0.4-0.7, d1+d2 is equal to 0.05-0.6, c is equal to 0.01-0.25, d2/d1 ranges from 0 to... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090202915 - Negative electrode for nonaqueous secondary battery: A negative electrode (10) for use in a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery comprises an active material layer (12) containing a particle (12a) of an active material. At least a part of the surface of the particle (12a) is coated with a metal material (13) having a poor ability of forming... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090202916 - Non-aqueous electrolyte battery and method for manufacturing the same: A non-aqueous electrolyte battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a gel 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 polyvinylidene fluoride; the ambient temperature molten salt and the polyvinylidene... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090202917 - Composite graphite particles and lithium rechargeable battery using the same: The invention provides composite graphite particles, comprising a core material consisting of graphite having a interlayer distance d(002) of 0.337 nm or less and a surface layer consisting of graphite in which the intensity ratio ID/IG (R value) between the peak intensities (ID) in a range of 1300 to 1400... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090202918 - Polymer electrolyte and battery: A polymer electrolyte capable of obtaining superior discharge characteristics and a battery using it are provided. A cathode (21) and an anode (22) are wound with a separator (24) in between. After that, the wound body is contained inside a package member. Then, an electrolytic composition containing a solvent, polyvinyl... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

  
08/13/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090202868 - Fuel cell unit of dmfc type and its operation: A DMFC fuel cell, in which liquid methanol is oxidised to carbon dioxide and water, the methanol is exposed to an anodic reaction using a catalyst, the reaction products are led to a second step, where an anodic reaction is performed using a catalyst, and the reaction products from the... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090202869 - Carbon particle having deposited fine particles, process for producing the same, and electrode for fuel cell: The carbon particles having deposited fine particles have a constitution in which fine particles of a perovskite type composite metal oxide each having fine noble-metal particles present throughout the whole perovskite type oxide particle and having a crystallite size of 1-20 nm are deposited on carbon particles. The process for... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090202870 - Fuel cell employing hydrated non-perfluorinated hydrocarbon ion exchange membrane: Fuel cells (9) include unitized electrode assemblies (12) having a non-perfluorinated hydrocarbon ionomer exchange membrane (26) with anode and cathode catalysts (27, 28) disposed on opposite sides thereof. Adjacent the catalysts, respective optional sublayers (29, 30) may be supported by corresponding gas diffusion layers (31, 32), with adjacent porous, hydrophilic,... Agent: M P Williams

20090202871 - Metal-coated carbon surfaces for use in fuel cells: A method of coating a carbon article with a metal by reductively electropolymerizing the metal via cyclic voltammetry on the carbon article, thereby forming a metal coating on the carbon article and the polymerized metal-coated carbon article made by the method. A polymerized metal-coated carbon article having a carbon article... Agent: Kohn & Associates, PLLC

20090202873 - Hydrogen purification membranes, components and fuel processing systems containing the same: Hydrogen-producing fuel processing systems, hydrogen purification membranes, hydrogen purification devices, fuel processing and fuel cell systems that include hydrogen purification devices, and methods for operating the same. In some embodiments, operation of the fuel processing system is initiated by heating at least the reforming region of the fuel processing system... Agent: Dascenzo Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

20090202872 - Method and system for hydrogen powered fuel cells: The present invention involves methods and apparatus for supplying hydrogen to a fuel cell to produce electricity. Water may be supplied in the form of steam for input to a catalytic converter. The converter may have a substrate element disposed therein coated with an oxide that may be oxidizable with... Agent: Dennis W. Beech (law Office Of Dennis W. Beech)

20090202874 - Hydrogen purification membranes, components and fuel processing systems containing the same: Hydrogen-producing fuel processing systems, hydrogen purification membranes, hydrogen purification devices, and fuel processing and fuel cell systems that include hydrogen purification devices. In some embodiments, the fuel processing systems and the hydrogen purification membranes include a metal membrane, which is at least substantially comprised of palladium or a palladium alloy.... Agent: Dascenzo Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

20090202875 - Reaction device, and fuel cell device and electronic apparatus using the reaction device: Disclosed is a reaction device including: a reactor, a heat insulating container housing the reactor, a pipe penetrating a wall of the insulating container to connect the reactor to an outside of the insulating container, wherein the wall of the heat insulating container includes at least two regions each having... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090202876 - Oxygen permeable film, oxygen permeable sheet, and cell including these: An oxygen permeable film including an aggregate of water-repellent particles and having an average particle size of the particles of 0.01 to 50 μm has a contact angle with water of not less than 120° and super water repellency, and therefore has an excellent water vapor permeation inhibiting capability. As... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.

20090202877 - Concentration distribution estimation device for impurity in anode side, and fuel cell system using the device: The standard permeation amount of an impurity substance, that is, the permeation amount per unit area of the impurity substance under a standard concentration is calculated from the gas pressures in the gas channels, the impedance, and the fuel cell temperature. The permeation index of the impurity substance at each... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090202878 - Solid oxide fuel cell system: A SOFC system (1) for generating electric power by combination of oxygen with a fuel gas stream (R), including a fuel cell (5) having a fuel gas inlet port (5d), an air stream inlet port (5f) and an exhaust gas stream outlet port (5g), and comprising a heat exchanger (3)... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090202887 - Catalyst, electrode, membrane electrode assembly and fuel cell: where the element A is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Ca, Sr and Ba, the element B is at least one element selected from the group consisting of La, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, and Lu, the molar ratio x satisfies... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090202883 - Catalyst-polymer liquid dispersion for fuel cell applications: e

20090202880 - Electrochemical mediators: A redox mediator is a hyperbranched polymer having redox moieties (e.g. ferrocene) incorporated into its structure and/or chemically bonded to its periphery. It is attached to an electrode and assists in transferring electrons between the electrode and a redox enzyme.... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC

20090202879 - Fuel cell: The present invention provides a fuel cell comprising: a cathode catalyst layer 2; an anode catalyst layer 3; a membrane electrode assembly 1 including a proton conductive membrane 6 disposed between the cathode catalyst layer 2 and the anode catalyst layer 3; a cathode conductive layer 7a provided to a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090202886 - Micro fuel cell architecture: The present invention relates to fuel cells and components used within a fuel cell. Heat transfer appendages are described that improve fuel cell thermal management. Each heat transfer appendage is arranged on an external portion of a bi-polar plate and permits conductive heat transfer between inner portions of the bi-polar... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP

20090202882 - Polymer electrolyte fuel cell and fuel cell system including the same: A polymer electrolyte fuel cell includes a cell stack (51) formed by stacking cells (11), each of which includes: an MEA (5) having a polymer electrolyte membrane (1), and an anode (4a) and a cathode (4b) sandwiching the polymer electrolyte membrane (1); and an anode separator (6a) and a cathode... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090202884 - Polymer electrolyte fuel cell and manufacturing method for electrode-membrane-frame assembly: A MEA-frame assembly is arranged in a mold for injection molding to form a first flow passage arranged so as to extend along the outer periphery of an electrode between the outer periphery of the electrode and the inner periphery of a frame, a second flow passage arranged so as... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090202885 - Process to prepare the self-stand electrode using porous supporter of electrode catalyst for fuel cell, a membrane electrode assembly comprising the same: The present invention relates to a porous electrode used in a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell, and more particularly to a method of preparing a membrane-electrode assembly by forming a self-stand electrode layer by coating catalyst ink on a non-conductive substrate having a macropore and then joining it to a... Agent: Clark & Brody

20090202881 - Single-chamber-type solid oxide fuel cell device: A solid-oxide fuel cell having a fuel pole and an air pole joined to a solid oxide electrolyte is arranged in a combustion exhaust gas flow channel of an engine or the like (fuel cell containing section), thereby placed in a flow of high-temperature combustion exhaust gas introduced through an... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090202888 - Polymer electrolyte emulsion and use thereof: A polymer electrolyte emulsion wherein a polymer electrolyte particle is dispersed in a dispersing medium, wherein a polymer electrolyte contained in the polymer electrolyte particle is a block copolymer consisting of a segment having an acidic group and a segment without substantially ion exchange group, is provided.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090202890 - Battery pack: A battery pack including a protection circuit configured to detect over-charge, over-discharge and over-current of a rechargeable battery to turn off a switch element, the switch element provided at a wire provided between the rechargeable battery and a load circuit or a charging device; a series circuit of a thermistor... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20090202889 - Protection circuit and battery pack: A secondary battery is protected from overcharging and excessive discharge current by a simple circuit. A comparator (CMP1) detects overcharging by comparing a charging voltage. (Vc) of a secondary battery (6) with a reference voltage (Vref1). A transistor (Q1) is turned on to turn the heater (R2) on if overcharging... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090202891 - Inertially activated battery: An inertially activated electrochemical cell has a first and a second electrode and an electrolyte. The electrolyte, or at least an active component thereof, is enclosed in an encapsulant which can be disrupted when a compressive force is applied thereto. When the electrolyte material is encapsulated, the cell is inactive... Agent: U S Army Research Laboratory Attn Amsrl Cs Cc Ip

20090202892 - Nonaqueous-electrolyte battery and battery assembly: A nonaqueous-electrolyte battery has a positive electrode 3 including a positive active material, a negative electrode 4 including a negative active material having a lithium insertion/release potential higher than 1.0 V (vs. Li/Li+), and a nonaqueous electrolyte, wherein the nonaqueous electrolyte contains a compound having pyridine groups and a compound... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090202893 - Battery pack and electronic equipment using the same: The present invention provides a battery pack which is capable of enhancing a short-circuit prevention effect, and electronic equipment using this battery pack. The battery pack 31 has a battery built in the case 32 and an output terminal 47 which is electrically connected to the battery and provided in... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20090202894 - Battery connection for a power tool: A power tool includes a housing configured to house a motor. The housing defines a body axis and has a hand grip for a user, wherein the hand grip is positioned between a first end and a second end of the housing. The power tool further includes a tool element... Agent: Michael, Best & Friedrich LLP

20090202896 - Mechanical coding between a battery pack and an electrical tool: A plug-in battery pack for an electrical tool includes a mechanical coding of a coding system for cooperation with a mechanical counterpart coding of the coding system associated with the electrical tool, in which the coding extends in the insertion direction of the battery pack. The coding has at least... Agent: Striker, Striker & Stenby

20090202895 - Power supply module for an electric power tool: A power supply module for interchangeable attachment to an electric tool has a module housing, which receives a battery and an introduction dome, formed integrally onto the module housing, for guiding the tool, on which dome there is an electrical interface with the electric power tool and at least one... Agent: Striker, Striker & Stenby

20090202897 - Battery module: The present invention relates to a battery module including a plurality of unit batteries. The battery module includes the plurality of unit batteries electrically connected to each other, a housing having a plurality of penetration holes in which the unit batteries are provided to respective correspond to the unit batteries,... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090202898 - Reactive polymer-carrying porous film and processing for producing the same: According to this invention, there is provided a reactive polymer-supported porous film for a battery separator, characterized in that the reactive polymer-supported porous film has: a substrate porous film of a porous film, the porous film has a temperature, at which a thickness of the porous film is reduced to... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20090202899 - Electrical apparatus with integral thin film solid state battery and methods of manufacture: The invention provides a thin film solid state (TFSS) battery that can conform to the surface of an apparatus having a complex, three-dimensional surface. The invention also provides methods for constructing the thin film solid state battery by forming components directly onto a substrate of a complex three-dimensional shape. The... Agent: Anne M. Schneiderman Law Offices Of Anne M. Schneiderman Ph.d.

20090202900 - Battery module, method of fabricating the same, and vehicle having battery module: Each of battery cells (12) that constitute a battery module includes a flat-shaped rolled electrode body (30) formed by rolling a sheet-like anode collector (32) and a sheet-like cathode collector (34) along with a sheet-like separator, and a trailing edge (32E) of the sheet-like anode collector (32) and a trailing... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090202901 - Battery: At a central portion of a lid of a battery, a negative terminal, which has a T-shaped section view, is provided so as to be surrounded by a gasket and pierce the lid. An insulator is provided at the inner face side of the lid. A plate-like current collector is... Agent: Kaplan Gilman & Pergament LLP

20090202902 - Battery cover for retention of dielectric fluid: An improved battery construction for increasing the life of a storage battery by providing a lid addition integral with the battery case or jar which will condense escaping dielectric fluid and cause the condensed liquid to return to the main supply of dielectric fluid.... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20090202903 - Batteries and electrodes for use thereof: The present invention generally relates to batteries or other electrochemical devices, and systems and materials for use in these, including novel electrode materials and designs. In some embodiments, the present invention relates to small-scale batteries or microbatteries. For example, in one aspect of the invention, a battery may have a... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090202904 - Pasted nickel hydroxide electrode for rechargeable nickel-zinc batteries: Active material for a positive electrode of a rechargeable alkaline electrochemical cell is made with nickel hydroxide particles or cobalt-coated nickel hydroxide particles treated with strongly oxidizing reagents such as alkali metal persulfate in alkaline solution. The active material also may be made with cobalt-coated nickel hydroxide particles having a... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20090202905 - Cathode active material, cathode therewith and nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: (R1 represents a (a1+b1+c1) valent group and M1 represents a metallic element. a1, d1, e1 and n each represent an integer of 1 or more and b1 and c1 each represent an integer of 0 or more. However, b1 and c1 satisfy (b1+c1)≧1.), a cathode therewith and a non-aqueous electrolyte... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090202906 - Lithium secondary battery: A negative electrode of a lithium secondary battery has a negative electrode active material including at least one element of silicon and tin. Capacities of the positive electrode and the negative electrode of the lithium secondary battery are set as follows. In a completely charged state of the lithium secondary... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090202907 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and method for manufacturing electrode of nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery comprising a positive electrode 5, a negative electrode 6, a separator 7 and a nonaqueous electrolyte, wherein a material mixture layer containing an active material and a binder is formed on a surface of a current collector 51 of at least one of the positive... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090202908 - Current collector, electrode, and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: An electrode capable of effectively dispersing or relieving the stress generated in association with expansion and contraction of an active material is provided. The electrode is produced by forming an active material layer on a predetermined current collector. This current collector includes a base and a plurality of projections formed... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090202909 - Positive electrode active material for alkaline storage battery, positive electrode for alkaline storage battery, alkaline storage battery, and method for manufacturing positive electrode active material for alkaline storage battery: There are provided a positive electrode active material for an alkaline storage battery, a positive electrode for an alkaline storage battery, and an alkaline storage battery each of which has an excellent output characteristics and also has an excellent self-discharge characteristic and an excellent cycle lifetime characteristic. The positive electrode... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090202910 - Alkaline batteries: Alkaline cells are provided that include a cathode that comprises expanded graphite. In some implementations, the cathode includes less than about 4% graphite by weight.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090202911 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery negative electrode material, making method, lithium ion secondary battery, and electrochemical capacitor: A negative electrode material comprises a conductive powder of particles of a lithium ion-occluding and releasing material coated on their surface with a graphite coating. The graphite coating, on Raman spectroscopy analysis, develops broad peaks having an intensity I1330 and I1580 at 1330 cm−1 and 1580 cm−1 Raman shift, an... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090202912 - All solid state secondary battery: This is an all solid state secondary battery containing a laminated material in which a positive-electrode unit and a negative-electrode unit are laminated alternately through an ion conductive inorganic-material layer, the positive-electrode unit has positive active material layers on both surfaces of a positive-electrode collector layer, the above-mentioned negative-electrode unit... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090202913 - Negative electrode for nonaqueous secondary battery: A negative electrode 10 for a nonaqueous secondary battery includes an active material layer 12 containing active material particles 12a. The active material particles 12a are coated at least partially with a metallic material 13 having low capability of forming a lithium compound. The active material layer 12 has voids... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090202914 - Secondary battery material: a1, a2, d1, d2 and c represent the weight ratio of M, X, Se, Y and C to the total amount of M, X, Se, Y and C, respectively, wherein a1+a2 is equal to 0.4-0.7, d1+d2 is equal to 0.05-0.6, c is equal to 0.01-0.25, d2/d1 ranges from 0 to... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090202915 - Negative electrode for nonaqueous secondary battery: A negative electrode (10) for use in a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery comprises an active material layer (12) containing a particle (12a) of an active material. At least a part of the surface of the particle (12a) is coated with a metal material (13) having a poor ability of forming... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090202916 - Non-aqueous electrolyte battery and method for manufacturing the same: A non-aqueous electrolyte battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a gel 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 polyvinylidene fluoride; the ambient temperature molten salt and the polyvinylidene... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090202917 - Composite graphite particles and lithium rechargeable battery using the same: The invention provides composite graphite particles, comprising a core material consisting of graphite having a interlayer distance d(002) of 0.337 nm or less and a surface layer consisting of graphite in which the intensity ratio ID/IG (R value) between the peak intensities (ID) in a range of 1300 to 1400... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090202918 - Polymer electrolyte and battery: A polymer electrolyte capable of obtaining superior discharge characteristics and a battery using it are provided. A cathode (21) and an anode (22) are wound with a separator (24) in between. After that, the wound body is contained inside a package member. Then, an electrolytic composition containing a solvent, polyvinyl... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

  
08/06/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090197124 - Power supply for plumbing device: An example arrangement for providing power includes a microbial fuel cell and a controller for supplying power to a plumbing component. The controller supplies power using power generated by the microbial fuel cell. An example method of powering a plumbing device includes providing wastewater to a microbial fuel cell and... Agent: Masco Corporation

20090197126 - Adaptive gain scheduled control for current limitation based on voltage performance of a fuel cell system: A system and method for limiting the output current of a fuel cell stack as the stack degrades overtime. A look-up table identifies a predetermined voltage set-point for stack current density. A first comparator provides a voltage difference signal between the set-point and the stack voltage. The voltage difference signal... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20090197127 - Algorithm for stack current controller based on polarization curve estimation of a fuel cell stack: A method for providing a current density set-point for a fuel cell stack in response to a power request from the stack where the set-point is determined based on system parameters that identify the life and degradation of the stack. The method includes dividing a current density range of the... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20090197125 - Method for maximum net power calculation for fuel cell system based on online polarization curve estimation: An algorithm for determining the maximum net power available from a fuel cell stack as the stack degrades over time using an online adaptive estimation of a polarization curve of the stack. The algorithm separates the current density range of the stack into sample regions, and selects a first sample... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20090197129 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system can be initiated in shorter time while minimizing the deterioration of a fuel cell. The fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack having a fuel electrode, an oxidizer electrode and an electrolyte membrane disposed there between, the fuel cell producing electricity by an electrochemical reaction... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20090197128 - Fuel cell system management system and method: A fuel cell system management method, wherein a reformer is provided for supplying hydrogen-containing reformed gas to the fuel cell unit and a compressor is provided for supplying air to the fuel cell unit. The fuel cell unit includes cells arranged in modules. Voltages are measured across terminals of each... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090197130 - Method of producing (nh2(r2)) and/or hydrogen: A method of producing NH2 (R2), the method comprising reacting a metal hydride with a compound having the general formula: M1x (BH4)y (NH2 (R2))n wherein M1 comprises one or more of Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, Be, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, La, Al, Ga and Sc; 0<n≦4; R2 comprises —H,... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090197131 - Indirect internal reforming solid oxide fuel cell system: An indirect inside reforming SOFC system that enables elimination of the use of hydrogen storage equipment for anode protection at start-up, etc. There is provided an indirect inside reforming solid oxide fuel cell comprising a first reformer for producing a reformate gas from a hydrocarbon fuel with the use of... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090197132 - Fuel-cell structure: A fuel-cell structure is provided. The fuel-cell structure includes a base, at least one cell unit, a first supplier, a second supplier and a third supplier. The cell unit disposed on the base includes a reaction region, a first connecting port and an outputting terminal, wherein the first connecting port... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20090197134 - Fuel cell with a separator plate unit, and a separator plate unit: The invention relates to a fuel cell having a membrane electrode arrangement (16) arranged between two separator plate units (44), a first fluid area (12) for distribution of a first fluid which is adjacent to one side of the membrane-electrode arrangement (16), a second fluid area (14) for distribution of... Agent: Patent Central LLC Stephan A. Pendorf

20090197133 - Method for producing fuel cell electrodes and polymer electrolyte fuel cells having fuel cell electrodes: It is an objective of the present invention to secure the sufficient presence of a three-phase interface on a carbon carrier, where reaction gas, catalysts, and electrolytes meet so as to improve efficiency of catalysts used. A method for producing a fuel cell electrode is provided, such method comprising the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090197135 - Multilayer glass-ceramic seals for fuel cells: A fuel cell includes a ceramic component and a sealing component. The sealing component includes a first glass-ceramic layer over the ceramic component and a second glass-ceramic layer over the first glass-ceramic layer, each of the first and the second glass-ceramic layers independently including between about 0.5% and about 50%... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20090197136 - High-volume-manufacture fuel cell arrangement and method for production thereof: A fuel cell which is producible in high volume with electrolyte, positive electrode, and negative electrode components, which incorporate structure, external electrical connections, internal fuel and oxidizer distribution and an exhaust passage to form a simple assembly which can be formed into a stack. The fuel cell can utilize either... Agent: Cahn & Samuels LLP

20090197138 - Highly conducting solid state ionics for electrochemical systems and methods of fabricating them using layer-by-layer technology: Herein are disclosed methods, and compositions produced using them, to assemble highly conducting, hydrolytically stable polymer electrolyte films from commercially-available, water-soluble polymers using layer-by-layer assembly technology. In certain embodiments, these films can be used for electrochemical device applications which require an ion-conducting material to operate. For example, the power efficiency... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West

20090197139 - Ion conductive film and fuel cell using the same: Disclosed is an ion conductive film containing a composite body between an ion conductive polymer and a nitrogen-containing compound. The nitrogen-containing compound has an immobilized portion to the ion conductive polymer and exhibits an enantiomeric isomer structure when protonated. Alternatively, the nitrogen-containing compound is capable of assuming a chemical structure... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090197137 - Membrane electrode assembly for fuel cell, method of manufacturing the same, and fuel cell including the membrane electrode assembly: A membrane electrode assembly for a fuel cell, includes: an electrolyte membrane, and cathode and anode that are respectively disposed on opposing surfaces of the electrolyte membrane, wherein the anode comprises an anode catalyst layer, an anode micro-porous layer and an anode diffusion support that are sequentially disposed on one... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090197141 - Exhaust fuel diluting mechanism and fuel cell system with the exhaust fuel diluting mechanism: There is provided a diluting mechanism for an exhaust fuel including: a fuel inlet provided for supplying the exhaust fuel that is exhausted from the device using the fuel to the dilution chamber; a diluent inlet provided for supplying a diluent to the dilution chamber; a diffusion flow path provided... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090197140 - Fuel cell bipolar plate, process for producing the same, and fuel cell including the bipolar plate: A fuel cell bipolar plate that while retaining its mechanical strength, has its electrical conductivity enhanced; a process for producing the same; and a fuel cell including the bipolar plate. There is provided a fuel cell bipolar plate comprising laminated molded item formed by a sheet-shaped molding material, wherein the... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090197142 - Fuel cell module: The number of assembling steps of a fuel cell module is reduced. Moreover, permeating of moisture from the outside is suppressed. To realize this, a fuel cell module of the present invention includes a fuel cell having a structure in which both ends of a cell laminate in a laminating... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090197146 - Fuel cell separator and molding method for fuel cell separator: The present invention provides a resin molding method for fuel cell separator. The fuel cell separator includes: a resin mold region formed inward a predetermined distance from an edge; a through hole formed at the resin mold region; and a front end region formed between the through hole and the... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20090197145 - Fuel cell system: It is intended to provide a fuel cell system more capable of exhibiting effects of downsizing and reduction in weight. The fuel cell system of this invention has a stack and a regenerator that are provided in parallel to an air compressor. An air supply passage to which an air... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy

20090197143 - Polymer electrolyte fuel cell separator made of pure titanium or titanium alloy and method of production of same: The present invention provides a polymer electrolyte fuel cell separator made of pure titanium or a titanium alloy superior in contact resistance with carbon paper and a method of production of the same, that is, a separator having a surface layer part to which conductive compound particles are affixed, characterized... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090197144 - Switch valve applied to a cartridge of a fuel cell: A switch valve applied to a cartridge of a fuel cell includes a first valve body and a second valve body. The first valve body has a first connecting member and a first slide member which may slide relative to the first connecting member. The second valve body has a... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090197148 - Electric power generating element, fuel cell unit, and fuel cell stack: An electric power generating element that generates electric power using reactant gas supplied thereto includes: an electrolyte portion; a reactant gas flow field that supplies the reactant gas to the electrolyte portion; a surrounding seal member that surrounds an outer periphery of the reactant gas flow field; and a bypass... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20090197147 - Metal bead seal for fuel cell plate: A bead seal structure is disclosed for sealing between plates of a fuel cell system, wherein the bead seal structure militates against a leakage of fluids from the fuel cell system and a cost thereof is minimized.... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20090197149 - Fuel cell assembly: A fuel cell assembly comprises a fuel cell stack (200) comprising a plurality of fuel cells, a releasable clamp (235) to retain the components of the fuel cell stack; and a casing (240) into which the stack is insertable. The casing (240) provides means (250, 252) to compress the fuel... Agent: Tod T. Tumey

20090197150 - Fuel cell cartridge: A fuel cell cartridge for containing fuel for fuel cells, comprising a polyester resin, wherein after the fuel is contained and preserved at 60° C. for one week, a change of density at the bottom portion and the mouth portion is 0.01 g/cm3 or less. Even when methanol of a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090197151 - Method for operating redox flow battery and redox flow battery cell stack: The invention provides an operating method of a redox flow battery capable of grasping a charging state of the battery more reliably to stabilize an output capacity of the battery. The method is for operating the redox flow battery comprising a cell stack 1 comprising a plurality of cells. A... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090197152 - Method and system for battery protection: A method and system for battery protection. In some aspects, a battery pack configured to be interfaced with a power tool includes a housing, a cell, a controller, and a circuit. The circuit is operable to enable the controller to operate when the voltage supplied by the cell to the... Agent: Michael, Best & Friedrich LLP

20090197153 - Battery pack, electronic apparatus equipped with the same and electronic apparatus equipped with battery housing part: A battery pack including at least a battery and a casing for accommodating the battery, in which the casing has a ventilation hole communicating with the outside of the casing, and a mesh member made of metal for covering at least the ventilation hole is provided at the side surface... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/panasonic

20090197154 - Battery unit: A battery unit comprises a bypass structure. The bypass structure includes a bypass exit opening formed at one end of a second direction traversing a first direction at a first end of the battery case, the first direction being oriented from the first end to a second end at which... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090197155 - Online low performing cell (lpc) prediction and detection of fuel cell system: A system and method for detecting and predicting low performing cells in a fuel cell stack. When the fuel cell stack is running and certain data validity criteria have been met, an algorithm collects the data, such as stack current density, average cell voltage and minimum cell voltage. This information... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20090197156 - Semiconductor device for protecting secondary battery, battery pack, and electronic device using same: A battery pack includes a secondary battery, a discharge-control transistor, a charge-control transistor connected in series with the discharge-control transistor between a negative power source terminal of the secondary battery and either a terminal of a load or a negative power source terminal of a charger, and a battery protection... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20090197157 - Asymmetric aperture pattern in a current collector for an electrochemical cell: An electrode for an electrochemical cell in an implantable medical device is presented. The electrode comprises a current collector with electrode material disposed thereon. The current collector includes an asymmetric aperture pattern that uniformly dissipates heat during current flow through the current collector.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20090197158 - Nonaqueous electrolyte battery: A nonaqueous electrolyte battery includes a cathode that is placed opposite an anode via a separator, an open circuit voltage in the full charge state is within a range of 4.25 to 6.00 V per a pair of the cathode and the anode, the separator includes a base material layer... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090197159 - Separator and battery using the same: A separator having at least: a base material layer made of a microporous membrane of a polyolefin resin; and a functional resin layer which is made of a resin different from the polyolefin resin and has a porous interconnected structure in which many holes are mutually interconnected. A diameter of... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090197160 - Stack type battery: A stack type battery has a stacked electrode assembly (10) disposed in a reduced pressure condition in an accommodating space within a square-shaped laminate battery case (25) formed by melt-bonding peripheral edges of two laminate films (28) to each other. A positive electrode current collector terminal (15) is joined to... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090197161 - Battery assembly: A battery assembly includes a plate shaped first collector electrode provided between first and second secondary batteries for electrically connecting the first and second secondary batteries; a second collector electrode of a polarity different from the first collector electrode, provided on a surface opposite to the surface of the first... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090197162 - Stack type battery: A stack type battery has positive electrode current collector tabs (11) overlapped with each other and welded to a positive electrode current collector terminal (15), and negative electrode current collector tabs (12) overlapped with each other and welded to a negative electrode current collector terminal (16). The positive electrode current... Agent: Kubovcik & Kubovcik

20090197163 - High rate primary lithium battery with solid cathode: A safe high rate primary lithium battery with solid cathode and a lithium anode is provided, having a high rate of discharge and higher energy density due to the lithiated cathode materials contained therein.... Agent: Zachary T. Wobensmith, Iii

20090197164 - Plated steel plate for cell can, battery, alkaline dry battery: The invention provides a plated steel plate for a cell can in which stable and good electrical contact can be provided on an outer surface of the cell can, and the evolution of gas within a battery can be suppressed by reducing damage to a plated surface of the steel... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090197165 - Alkaline battery: An alkaline battery includes: a battery can (2) encasing a positive mixture (4), a separator (5) and a gel-like negative electrode (6); and a sealing assembly for fitting to an opening of the battery can (11), the sealing assembly including: a gasket (7) including an inner cylindrical portion (7a), an... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090197166 - Battery module case: A battery module case includes: a first case in which a plurality of first battery cells are held in a stacked state and which includes a first plate formed with a first cutout portion from which an end surface of one of the first battery cells which is adjacent to... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090197167 - Fluorinated additives for lithium ion batteries: The usability of certain fluorinated organic compounds which have aromatic radicals, C═C double bonds, C═O groups or organosilicon groups as an additive for Li ion batteries is disclosed.... Agent: Solvay C/o B. Ortego - Iam-nafta

20090197168 - Storage element: There is provided a battery device having a high operating voltage and a low capacity degradation rate. The battery device comprising: a positive electrode having at least a positive electrode active material layer and a positive electrode collector; a negative electrode; a separator; and an organic electrolytic solution, wherein the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090197169 - Alkaline battery: An alkaline battery comprising a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode; and an alkaline electrolyte, wherein the positive electrode includes manganese dioxide and graphite; the cumulative pore volume of pores with diameters of 3 to 5 nm in the manganese... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090197171 - Electric storage device: An electric storage device 10 has an electrode laminate unit 12 including positive electrodes 14, negative electrodes 15 and a lithium electrode 16 provided at the outermost part of the electrode laminate unit 12. The lithium electrode 16 has a lithium-electrode current collector 26 welded to a negative-electrode current collector... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090197170 - Maximization of active material to collector interfacial area: A current collector for a battery in an implantable medical device is presented. The current collector comprises a conductive layer which includes a first surface and a second surface. A plurality of apertures are formed in the conductive layer such that a surface area of the conductive layer with the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20090197172 - Method for manufacturing lithium ion secondary battery: A method for manufacturing a lithium ion secondary battery comprises the step of sintering a laminate sandwiched by setters disposed on both sides of the laminate having only interfaces between an electrolyte green sheet and a positive electrode green sheet and/or a negative electrode green sheet. A lithium ion secondary... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090197173 - Composite carbonate and method for producing the same: The present invention provides a nickel atom-, manganese atom- and cobalt atom-containing composite carbonate that is high in specific surface area and large in tap density, and useful as a raw material for producing a lithium nickel manganese cobalt composite oxide to be used in a positive electrode active material... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090197174 - Synthesis of electroactive crystalline nanometric limnpo4 powder: The invention describes a method for making nano-sized crystalline LiMnPO4 powder with controlled morphology by direct precipitation at low temperature. It also describes a method for making a carbon coated LiMnPO4 composite powder with enhanced electrochemical performances. The manufacturing process comprises the steps of:—providing a water-based mixture having at a... Agent: Brinks, Hofer, Gilson & Lione

20090197175 - Electric storage device: An electric storage device 10 has a positive electrode 13, a negative electrode 14 and a separator 15 provided between the positive electrode 13 and the negative electrode 14. The negative electrode surface 14b is formed to be larger than the positive electrode surface 13b in such a manner that... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090197176 - Anode active material, and anode and lithium battery containing the same: An anode active material including a tin (Sn)-cobalt (Co) intermetallic compound, titanium (Ti), and carbon (C). The anode active material can include indium (In), niobium (Nb), germanium (Ge), molybdenum (Mo), aluminum (Al), phosphorus (P), gallium (Ga), bismuth (Bi), and/or silicon (Si). The anode active material can be included in an... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090197177 - Lithium ion secondary battery and a method for manufacturing the same: A method for manufacturing a lithium ion secondary battery includes steps of preparing a green sheet comprising at least one of lithium ion conductive inorganic powder and inorganic powder which becomes lithium ion conductive when it is heat treated; producing a thin film solid electrolyte by heat treating the green... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090197178 - Manufacture of lithium ion secondary battery: A method for manufacturing a lithium ion secondary battery which can realize strong bonds between layers and a high ion conducting property within the layers by sintering as the layers constituted of a solid electrolyte layer, a positive electrode layer, and a negative electrode layer are sintered and bonded mutually... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090197179 - Non-aqueous electrolyte battery and negative electrode, and method for manufacturing the same: A non-aqueous electrolyte battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode having a negative electrode active material layer provided on a negative electrode collector and a non-aqueous electrolyte, wherein the negative electrode active material layer contains a polyvinylidene fluoride-containing binder and a nano ceramic particle having a primary particle size... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090197180 - Spacers between tabs of electrode plates in an electrochemical cell for an implantable medical device: A battery (or cell) in an implantable medical device is presented. The cell includes a first electrode element with a first tab extending therefrom and a second electrode element with a second tab extending therefrom. A spacer is coupled to the first and second tabs.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20090197181 - Non-aqueous electrolyte battery and method of manufacturing the same: [Means for Solve the Problem] A non-aqueous electrolyte battery includes: a positive electrode having a positive electrode active material layer containing a positive electrode active material; a negative electrode having a negative electrode active material; a separator interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode; an electrode assembly including... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090197182 - Solid state battery: A solid state battery comprising: a solid electrolyte; a positive electrode containing an active material; and a negative electrode containing an active material is provided. The solid electrolyte is disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode. At least one of the positive electrode active material and the negative... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090197183 - Solid battery and a method for manufacturing an electrode thereof: A solid battery includes at least either one of a positive electrode and a negative electrode comprising bars of an active material of the electrode and bars of a solid electrolyte of the electrode arranged alternately in such a manner that each of the bars of the active material of... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090197184 - Non-aqueous electrolytic solution battery and non-aqueous electrolytic solution composition: A non-aqueous electrolytic solution battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode and an electrolytic solution, wherein the non-aqueous electrolytic solution contains two kinds of halogenated cyclic carbonates containing a different halogen element from each other.... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

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