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Chemistry: electrical current producing apparatus, product, and process September class, title,number 09/09

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09/24/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20090239104 - Antenna: A method including: optimizing space within a device by having a feed element for an antenna as an integral part of the device but not having the antenna as an integral part of the device; and providing the antenna as a part of a battery for the device. A radio... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC

20090239105 - Fuel battery system, method for detecting gas leakage in such system, and mobile object: The accuracy of detecting gas leakage in a fuel battery system is improved. A fuel battery system includes a fuel battery to which a reactive gas is supplied to generate power, and a gas passage (a fuel gas supply path and a fuel gas circulation path) connected to this fuel... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090239108 - Fuel cell cogeneration system, method of operating: A method of operating a fuel cell cogeneration system comprises the steps of cooling a fuel cell by circulating an internal heat transfer medium through the fuel cell while the fuel cell is generating electric power, storing an external heat transfer medium in a heat utilization portion, detecting remaining calories... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090239107 - Gas storage system for a fuel cell and method for using the same: The invention relates to a gas storage system for a fuel cell system comprising at least one gasbag whose volume increases and decreases with the increase and decrease in the amount of hydrogen contained therein, at least two hydrogen interface valves that are located at two ends of the gas... Agent: Woods, Rogers, P.L.C

20090239106 - Integrated charge air heat exchanger: An integrated charge air heat exchanger for use in a vehicle fuel cell system is provided. The integrated charge air heat exchanger includes a plurality of coolant conduits adapted for a coolant fluid to flow therethrough. The integrated charge air heat exchanger further includes a plurality of heating elements and... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20090239109 - Fuel cell system and method of starting operation of the fuel cell system: A controller of a fuel cell system includes an anode gas replacement apparatus, a stoppage time detection apparatus, and a cathode gas flow rate control apparatus. The anode gas replacement apparatus replaces hydrogen in an anode gas channel using an anode gas supply apparatus. The stoppage time detection apparatus detects... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090239110 - Reformer for a fuel cell system: The invention relates to a reformer for a fuel cell system for generating a reformate comprising a plurality of function units for treating the fuel, at least one function unit being adapted to a first type of fuel. In this arrangement the invention is characterized to advantage in that the... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC

20090239112 - Fuel cell assemblies with integrated reactant-conditioning heat exchangers: A fuel cell assembly in which at least one heat exchanger for conditioning either the anode or cathode reactant gas is integrated with the fuel cell stack and located at the end of the fuel cell stack, to isolate the fuel cell stack from contact with the end plates of... Agent: Ridout & Maybee LLP

20090239111 - Fuel cell humidifier and fuel cell system having the same: A fuel cell humidifier for performing humidification via a water exchange film by bringing together supplied gas to be supplied to a fuel cell, and off-gas discharged from the fuel cell. The fuel cell humidifier includes: a humidification cell having a supplied gas passage for allowing the supplied gas to... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090239113 - Alkali metal air battery: A F-type electrochemical cell, which is a lithium air battery, includes a positive electrode facing a negative electrode composed of metallic lithium with a separator provided therebetween in a casing. Air is capable of flow to the positive electrode. A nonaqueous electrolytic solution is charged into a space between the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090239116 - Assembly for fuel cell, fuel cell, and method for manufacturing fuel cell: Disclosed is a fuel cell wherein deterioration of fuel cell performance due to dry up phenomenon and flooding phenomenon is suppressed. Specifically disclosed is an assembly for fuel cells or a fuel cell wherein a catalyst layer contains a first composite catalyst particle containing a catalyst supporting particle and a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090239118 - Catalyst layer for solid polymer fuel cell, membrane electrode assembly, and fuel cell: A catalyst layer of a solid polymer fuel cell includes a catalyst structural body, a membrane present on at least part of a surface of the catalyst structural body and including a first water-repellent material having a functional group, particles having a second water-repellent material, and an electrolyte.... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090239119 - Electrolyte electrode assembly and method for producing the same: Plural columnar recesses are formed in a depressed form, on one end surface of a solid electrolyte disposed on a side facing an anodes. Accordingly, the solid electrolyte is formed with a thick-walled portion and thin-walled portion, wherein the thick-walled portion extends, from an abutment surface with respect to the... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090239121 - Fuel cell stack and fuel cell apparatus: A fuel cell stack including an array of a plurality of fuel cells in which power generation efficiency can be increased by uniformizing temperature distribution in a direction of arrangement of fuel cells, is provided. In a fuel cell stack including an array of a plurality of fuel cells electrically... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090239117 - Fuel cell, membrane electrode assembly and manufacturing method thereof: This invention provides a membrane electrode assembly having sufficient water retention ability and a high level of battery performance even under a low humidification condition. This invention discloses a manufacturing method of a membrane electrode assembly which has catalytic layers on both surfaces of a polymer electrolyte membrane. This manufacturing... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20090239120 - Gas diffusion layer in a fuel cell: A fuel cell includes a gas channel-forming member that forms a channel for supplying a reactant gas to a plane of an electrode. A basic structure of the gas channel-forming member is a corrugated plate portion in which ridge portions and trough portions continuously alternate with each other. In the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090239115 - Heteroatom-containing mesoporous carbon, method of preparing the same, and fuel cell using the heteroatom-containing mesoporous carbon: A heteroatom-containing mesoporous carbon has a pore diameter of 11 to 35 nm, has a specific surface area of 500 m2/g or more, and comprises a heteroatom. The heteroatom-containing mesoporous carbon is formed by a method including mixing a carbon precursor, a heteroatom-containing precursor, and silica particles to prepare a... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090239114 - Polymer electrolyte fuel cell: A polymer electrolyte fuel cell which has a polymer electrolyte membrane, an anode disposed on one side of the polymer electrolyte membrane and a cathode disposed on the other side of the polymer electrolyte membrane, wherein an organic fuel is supplied to the anode, and wherein the anode has an... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20090239123 - Electrolyte membrane for polymer electrolyte fuel cells, process for its production and membrane-electrode assembly for polymer electrolyte fuel cells: An electrolyte membrane for polymer electrolyte fuel cells, which is made mainly of an ion exchange resin and reinforced with a nonwoven fabric made of fiber of a fluororesin wherein at least some of intersecting points of the fiber are fixed, and which has, as the outermost layer on one... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090239122 - Glass and glass-ceramic sealant compositions: A glass ceramic material sealed fuel cell device, including a first fuel cell portion and a sealant layer bonded to the first cell portion. The sealant layer includes at least three metal oxides RO-M2O3—SiO2 combined together. R is selected from the group consisting of zinc, strontium, calcium, magnesium and combinations... Agent: Brannon & Associates PC

20090239124 - Polyelectrolyte, membrane electrode assembly, fuel cell, and method for producing polyelectrolyte: The polyelectrolyte is obtainable by chemically bonding a proton-conducting polymer having protonic acid groups to a radical-quenching material having a radical-scavenging capability via moieties other than the protonic acid groups by heating at a temperature of 60° C. or more and 250° C. or less. The proton-conducting polymer is an... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20090239125 - Sulfonated polymer composition for forming fuel cell electrodes: A membrane electrode assembly for a fuel cell is described. The materials for the membrane electrode assembly are formed from sulfonated polymers. A polymer dispersion ink containing the sulfonated polymer and a mixture of solvents is used to form the electrodes on the exchange membrane. The dispersion ink allows for... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20090239126 - Coupler, and fuel cell and fuel cartridge using the coupler: There is disclosed a coupler which is constituted by a nozzle 10, and a socket 20. The nozzle 10 is constituted by a nozzle body 11, a movable pin 14, a first supporting member 15, etc. The movable pin 14 is made retractably movable in the axial direction in a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090239127 - Dry particle based adhesive and dry film and methods of making same: Dry process based energy storage device structures and methods for using a dry adhesive therein are disclosed.... Agent: Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (oplf)

20090239128 - Interlockable bead seal: An interlockable bead seal for a bipolar plate is provided. The interlockable bead seal includes a first elongate bead formed on a first plate and a second elongate bead formed on a second plate. The first elongate bead has a sealing surface and the second elongate bead has a trough.... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20090239129 - Metal separator for fuel cell: A metal separator for a fuel cell includes a plurality of flow passage grooves for flowing a fluid for operating the fuel cell; manifold holes provided on each side of an upper stream and a lower stream of the plurality of flow passage grooves and formed so as to penetrate... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl

20090239130 - Modular battery, an interconnector for such batteries and methods related to modular batteries: A modular battery includes a first planar battery cell having a first planar electrode surface, a second planar battery cell having a second planar electrode surface, and a compressible interconnector disposed between the first planar surface and the second planar surface and electrically connecting the first and second planar electrode... Agent: Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC

20090239131 - Electrochemical energy cell system: A metal halogen electrochemical energy cell system that generates an electrical potential. One embodiment of the system includes at least one cell including at least one positive electrode and at least one negative electrode, at least one electrolyte, a mixing venturi that mixes the electrolyte with a halogen reactant, and... Agent: Swernofsky Law Group PC

20090239132 - Oxygen battery system: A lithium oxygen cell system (10) includes a battery cell (15), a containment vessel (106) having an air inlet conduit (114) and an air outlet conduit (112). An access control valve (101), a one way check valve (102), a H2O scrubber (103) and a CO2 scrubber (104) are mounted within... Agent: Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz Intellectual Property Department

20090239133 - Rolled electrode battery and manufacturing method therefor: A rolled electrode battery includes a rolled electrode body including band-shaped positive and negative electrode plates formed individually with electrode active material layers, which are rolled with a band-shaped separator interposed between them and formed into a flat shape. Each of the electrode plates includes a band-shaped electrode portion formed... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090239135 - Battery cover and portable electronic device using the same: A battery cover which detachably mounted on a portable electronic device to protect the battery of the portable electronic device. The battery cover includes a main cover and a sliding cover, the sliding cover is slidably mounted on the main cover. Two opposite ends of the main cover and the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090239134 - Holding device and portable electronic device: The holding device of the present invention is used for holding at least one battery. The holding device comprises a main body, a positioning unit, and at least one elastic unit wherein the main body has at least one opening and a battery holder, and the battery holder is used... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090239136 - Power supply apparatus: A power supply apparatus that can achieve preferable holding and fixing of components constituting the power supply apparatus and can preferably prevent a liquid short-circuit and a leakage of current due to condensed water. The power supply apparatus includes a power supply unit having a plurality of power supply elements... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090239137 - Battery module and battery pack: A battery pack provided with a battery module including a projection, a support which holds the respective projections of a plurality of the battery modules disposed so that the projections are arranged in a straight line, and a fixing member for fixing the support to the projections.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090239138 - Multiple-cell battery: A multiple-cell battery includes a battery case and a number of cells positioned in the battery case. Each of the cells includes a positive lead and a negative lead. A number of electrically conductive elastic elements are correspondingly seated between every two adjacent positive leads and/or negative leads. The elastic... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC

20090239139 - Secondary battery and method for manufacturing secondary battery: An electrode group 4 having a positive electrode plate and a negative electrode plate arranged with a porous insulating layer interposed therebetween and end portions of the positive and negative electrode plates protruding from the porous insulating layer is prepared, and current collector plates 10 and 11 each of which... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090239140 - Battery cover latch mechanism and portable electronic device using same: A battery cover latch mechanism (10) used in portable electronic device (100) is described including a cover member (11), a housing member (12), a latch assembly (13), and a return member (14). The latch assembly slides from a released position to a latched position to latch the cover member to... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090239141 - Battery lid with integral thick boss surrounding a terminal hole: An improved lid for closing the open end of a casing of an electrochemical energy storage device is described. The improved lid comprises a flat region having spaced apart upper and lower planar surfaces joined by a peripheral edge, an angled transition forming a boss protruding from the lower surface,... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.

20090239142 - Electrochemical device: This electrochemical device includes a first frame, a second frame, and a laminated electrochemical element having a housing encasing an element. Outer edges of the housing are sandwiched between the first frame and the second frame. Hook members are provided on one of the first frame and the second frame,... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090239143 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: The present invention provides a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery with an excellent packing property and remarkably improved high-temperature cycle characteristics and thermal stability. The nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery 10 includes a positive electrode plate 11 having a positive electrode active material able to absorb and desorb lithium ions, a negative... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090239144 - Nickel-metal hydride rechargeable cell: A positive plate (3) of a nickel-metal hydride rechargeable cell includes nickel hydroxide particles (18), a coating layer (19) that coats at least a part of the surface of each of the nickel hydroxide particles (18) and includes a cobalt compound as a base, in which the average valence of... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090239145 - Lithium ion rechargeable battery: A high power lithium-ion secondary battery having an increased capacity and capable of maintaining high discharge voltage and repeating charging/discharging high current. A lithium-ion secondary battery having; an electrode group formed by laminating or winding a negative electrode layer and a positive electrode layer so as to interpose a separator... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090239146 - Non- aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes: a positive electrode containing a positive electrode active material, a negative electrode containing a negative electrode active material; and a non-aqueous electrolyte having lithium ion conductivity. The positive electrode includes a lithium-containing transition metal oxide having a layered structure and being represented by the... Agent: Kubovcik & Kubovcik

20090239147 - Polymer composition, paste for use in electrode for secondary battery, and electrode for secondary battery: A polymer composition comprising (a) a fluorine-containing polymer and (b) a functional group-containing polymer which contains a structural unit originating from an alkyl (meth)acrylate and a structural unit originating from at least one monomer selected from the group consisting of a sulfonic acid group-containing unsaturated monomer, an amide group-containing unsaturated... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090239148 - High voltage cathode compositions: Cathode compositions for lithium-ion electrochemical cells are provided that have excellent stability at high voltages. These materials include a plurality of particles having an outer surface and a lithium electrode material in contact with at least a portion of the outer surface of the particles. The particles includes a lithium... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090239149 - Lithium-manganese-tin oxide cathode active material and lithium secondary cell using the same: A cathode thin film for a lithium secondary cell, which uses a cathode active material substituting Sn for Mn in lithium manganese oxide, has a high discharge capacity and an improved cycle property.... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

20090239150 - Positive electrode active material for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A Ni-containing positive electrode active material for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery is formed of secondary particles each constituted by aggregated primary particles. In cross sections of the secondary particles, a total cross-sectional area of part of the primary particles at least partially exposed at the surfaces of the secondary... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090239151 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, negative electrode material, and making method: A negative electrode material comprising an active material and 1-20 wt % of a polyimide resin binder is suitable for use in non-aqueous electrolyte secondary batteries. The active material comprises silicon oxide particles and 1-50 wt % of silicon particles. The negative electrode exhibits improved cycle performance while maintaining the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090239152 - Battery: To solve a problem that in a battery having a negative electrode having a capability of releasing a metal ion, a positive electrode for causing a liquid such as water or seawater to contribute to battery reaction, and an inorganic solid electrolyte, the inorganic solid electrolyte contacts the positive electrode... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20090239153 - Lithium ion conductive solid electrolyte and method for producing the same: A lithium ion conductive glass ceramics which solves a problem of low thermal stability of the related-art lithium ion conductive glass ceramics and which is high in lithium ion conductivity, high in thermal stability of a raw glass and easy for molding is provided. The amount of a specified component... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20090239154 - Non-aqueous electrolyte and secondary battery using the same: Disclosed is an electrolyte for a secondary battery comprising an electrolyte salt and an electrolyte solvent, the electrolyte further comprising both a cyclic diester compound and a sulfinyl group-containing compound. Also, disclosed is an electrode having a solid electrolyte interface (SEI) film partially or totally formed on a surface thereof,... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

  
09/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20090233127 - Fuel cell system: In a viewpoint of the invention, a fuel cell system includes a fuel cell configured to generate a electric power by using fuel; a first assisting power source; a protecting circuit connected to the first assisting power source and configured to detect a failure in the first assisting power source;... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090233128 - Fuel, fuel cell system, fuel cell vehicle and operating method for fuel cell system: A direct type fuel cell (1) is supplied with a fuel comprised of hydrocarbon and antioxidant, to have a maintained durability.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090233129 - Method of starting operation of fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell, a battery, and a DC/DC converter capable of connecting the fuel cell and the battery on a power feeding circuit. A method of starting operation of the fuel cell system includes the steps of connecting a bypass line connected to a battery... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090233130 - Fuel cell: The present invention provides a fuel cell having a high heat recovery efficiency for effectively collecting heat discharged from a fuel cell stack. The fuel cell (1) includes a power generating cell (7) and a separator (10) which are alternately laminated to constitute a fuel cell stack (3). The fuel... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090233131 - 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.

20090233132 - Fuel cell system and mobile article: A fuel cell system (1) is provided with a fuel cell (10); a fuel supply system (3) for supplying the fuel cell (10) with a fuel gas; an injector (35) for adjusting a pressure on the upstream side of the fuel supply system (3) and supplying the gas downstream; a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090233133 - Hydrogen discharge system for fuel cell system: For this purpose, the present invention provides a hydrogen discharge system for a fuel cell system including a purge valve for purging hydrogen discharged from a fuel electrode of a fuel cell stack, the hydrogen discharge system including: an ejector mounted to a hydrogen purge line extending from the purge... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090233134 - Ion exchange cartridge for fuel cell applications: An ion exchange cartridge for a coolant system of a fuel cell stack is provided. The ion exchange cartridge includes a housing with an ion exchange resin disposed therein. The housing includes an inlet and at least one fluid-permeable outlet window configured for coolant to flow therethrough. The ion exchange... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20090233137 - Cell unit for a fuel cell and method for manufacturing the same: With the present invention, it can be possible to reduce the contact resistance between the electrodes (the anode and the cathode), and their respective current collector, to thereby increase current collection efficiency and it can also be possible to make the thickness of the end plates thinner than a conventional... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090233140 - Direct methanol fuel cell: A direct methanol fuel cell comprises a multiple number of connected unit cells, each composed of a fuel electrode element of a microporous carbon material, an electrolyte layer formed on the outer surface of the fuel electrode element, an air electrode layer formed on the outer surface of the electrolyte... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090233135 - Fuel cell catalyst, fuel cell electrode, and polymer electrolyte fuel cell provided with such fuel cell electrode: A fuel cell catalyst in which catalyst particles are supported on a carrier is provided, wherein the value of the average catalyst carrier pore diameter/the catalyst metal (PGM) particle diameter is 0.5 to 1.8. Such fuel cell catalyst is less likely to cause voltage drops even after being used for... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090233139 - Fuel cell stack: A coolant inlet manifold for coolant supply passages is attached to an end plate of a fuel cell stack. Pillars are provided on at least one end of the coolant inlet manifold in a longitudinal direction thereof. The pillars are fitted into through holes formed in the end plate, and... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090233138 - Membrane electrode and current collecting board assembly of electrochemical cell, and electrochemical cell module: The invention discloses an assembly of a membrane electrode and a current collecting board used for an electrochemical cell, the assembly comprising a membrane layer, a gas diffusion layer on the one side and a layer of porous current collecting board on the one side which are stacked in sequence... Agent: Woods, Rogers, P.L.C

20090233136 - Membrane electrode assembly for fuel cell: The present invention provides a method of preventing liquid fuel that has penetrated from an anode from reaching a cathode and of effectively utilizing a cathode catalyst, which provides a membrane electrode assembly for fuel cell having high output density. In a membrane electrode assembly for fuel cell including an... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090233141 - Fuel cell stack structure: In a plurality of solid oxide fuel cells (1) each including: a circular cell plate (2) holding single cells (6) as a solid oxide fuel cells and having a gas introducing opening (21) and a gas exhausting opening (22) in a central section; a circular separator plate (3) having a... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090233147 - Fuel cell stack: A fuel cell stack in which at least one of a plurality of fuel cell units constituting a fuel cell stack includes a water absorbing member with a surface exposed to the atmosphere in a portion where an oxidizer flow path forming member and a separator are in contact with... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090233145 - Manufacturing method for electrolyte membrane, electrolyte membrane, and fuel cell: This manufacturing method for an electrolyte membrane includes a mixing step of obtaining a resin composition by mixing a polyvinylsulfonic acid resin, a polyethylene resin, and an amine-based surfactant in a solvent, and a formation step of forming the resin composition as the electrolyte membrane.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090233143 - Membrane electrode assembly, process for producing same, and direct methanol fuel cell: i

20090233148 - Method for preparing membrane electrode assembly using low-temperature transfer method, membrane electrode assembly prepared thereby, and fuel cell using the same: A membrane-electrode assembly (MEA) is prepared by a low-temperature transfer method. A binder-free carbon layer is formed on a transfer substrate so as to avoid decreased performance due to the formation of a skin layer caused by the interfacial segregation of the ionomer or binder.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090233144 - Polymer electrolyte membrane with coating layer of anion binding agent and fuel cell using same: The present invention relates to a multi-layered polymer electrolyte membrane for a fuel cell, which is prepared by introducing an anion binding substance as a coating layer to a non-aqueous polymer electrolyte membrane for preventing the elution of acid, and a fuel cell comprising the membrane. In particular, the present... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090233146 - Sulfonated poly(arylene ether) having crosslinkable moiety combined in chain of polymer, sulfonated poly(arylene ether) having crosslinkable moieties combined in polymer and at polymer end group, and polymer electrolyte membrane using sulfonated poly(aryl: A sulfonated poly(arylene ether) copolymer that has a crosslinking structure in a chain of a polymer, a sulfonated poly(arylene ether) copolymer that has a crosslinking structure in and at an end of a chain of a polymer, and a polymer electrolyte film that is formed by using them are disclosed.... Agent: Ampacc Law Group

20090233149 - Fuel cell separator plate reinforcement via bonding assembly: A fuel cell bipolar plate assembly is disclosed which includes a reinforcement positioned between the anode and cathode plates to strengthen the assembly.... Agent: Marshall & Melhorn, LLC

20090233152 - Fuel cell system and apparatus for supplying media to a fuel cell arrangement: The invention relates to an apparatus (12 to 26) for supplying media to a fuel cell arrangement (28) in a fuel cell system (10), which apparatus at least partly consists of a chromium-containing metal alloy. According to the invention a surface (30) of the apparatus coming into contact with supply... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC

20090233150 - Liquid injection device of fuel cell, fuel cell and fuel cartridge: The structure includes protrusions 30, 62, 63 provided in either injection ports 20, 20A, 20B or cartridge nozzles 6, 6A, 6B, and grooves 6g, 32, 33 formed in either the injection ports or the cartridge nozzles so as to be fitted with the protrusions, fitted with the protrusions when the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090233151 - Proton conducting oxidic electrolyte for intermediate temperature fuel cell: A fuel cell (100) is provided that includes a hydrogen separation membrane (10), an electrolyte membrane (20), provided on the hydrogen separation membrane, that has a proton conductivity and includes a perovskite type electrolyte having a A1-xA′xB1-y-zB′yB″zO3 structure, and a cathode (30) provided on the electrolyte membrane. The tolerance factor... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090233153 - Electrodes of a fuel cell: An electrode for use in a fuel cell consists of a porous plastic substrate, a conductive layer and a catalyst layer, in which the substrate is hydrophilic. Preferably the substrate has a water wicking rate no less than 40 mm per 600 s. Such an electrode may be used in... Agent: Tod T. Tumey

20090233154 - Multi-material high temperature fuel cell seals: A fuel cell stack includes a plurality of fuel cells, a plurality of interconnects and a multi-material seal comprising a first seal material and a second seal material, where the second seal material first forms an effective seal at a higher temperature than the first seal material.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090233155 - Using ionic liquids: Carbon dioxide or other gases can be separated from gas streams using ionic liquid, such as in an electrochemical cell. For example, a membrane can contain sufficient ionic liquid to reduce ionic current density of at least one of protons and hydroxyl ions, relative to carbon-containing ionic current density. A... Agent: Leading Edge Law Group, PLC/xerox-parc

20090233156 - Nanostructured battery having end of life cells: A cell-array battery is disclosed having end-of-life cells that can be activated at the end of a battery's life to, illustratively, neutralize the toxic chemicals inside the battery. In one embodiment, neutralization of the electrolyte in the battery is achieved through immobilization of the electrolyte at the end of the... Agent: Hitt Gaines, PC Alcatel-lucent

20090233157 - Cylinder type secondary battery: Disclosed is a cylindrical secondary battery that can improve pressing force of a gasket pressing a cap up and a safety vent. The cylindrical secondary battery prevents leakage of electrolyte by improving pressing force of the gasket by including a cap up whose terminal portion is formed thicker than the... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090233158 - Electric power supply system: A battery system having a cooling liquid that undergoes heat exchange with a battery assembly is reduced in size. The battery system in which a battery assembly is contained in a battery box is characterized by including the cooling liquid that is contained in the battery box and that undergoes... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090233159 - Cylindrical nickel-zinc cell with negative can: A nickel-zinc battery cell is formed with a negative can, a positive cap, and a jelly roll of electrochemically active positive and negative materials within. The inner surface of the can is protected with an anticorrosive material that may be coated or plated onto the can. Good electrical contact between... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20090233160 - Cylindrical secondary battery: A cylindrical secondary battery including: an electrode assembly including first and second electrode tabs; a can to house the electrode assembly; a cap assembly to seal an opening of the can; and an integrated assembly including a gasket, an insulation plate, and a central pin. An outer edge of the... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090233161 - Battery pack provided with outer casing: A battery pack includes: a plastic-made, elongated outer casing composed of interconnected peripheral walls to define a battery storage portion inside; and a battery accommodated in the battery storage portion inside the outer casing. The outer casing has a mounting protrusion to be attached to and projecting outwardly from electronic... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090233163 - Battery assembly bracket: The present invention discloses a battery assembly bracket, which comprises a hollow casing having accommodation spaces accommodating battery cells. The edges of every two opposite faces of the hollow casing have convex strips and engagement slots, whereby a plurality of hollow casings can be assembled together. Four corners of one... Agent: Sinorica, LLC

20090233162 - Battery assembly component: The present invention discloses a battery assembly component, which comprises a sleeve set having a first sleeve element and a second sleeve element. The two sleeve elements respectively have accommodation spaces. The two sleeve elements are joined at a point on neighboring edges of the two sleeve elements. The inner... Agent: Sinorica, LLC

20090233142 - Polymer having oxocarbon group, and use thereof: Disclosed is a polymer having an oxocarbon group represented by the general formula (1). This polymer having an oxocarbon group is useful as a polymer electrolyte as the material for proton conductive membranes in solid polymer fuel cells which use a gas fuel such as a hydrogen gas or a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090233164 - Bipolar battery: The present invention provides a bipolar battery made by using a polymer gel electrolyte or a liquid electrolyte in an electrolyte layer, which is highly reliable and prevents liquid junction (short circuit) caused by leak out of an electrolyte solution from the electrolyte part. The present invention provides a bipolar... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090233165 - Mitigating rupture and thermal cascading of battery cells by judicious arrangement of cells inside a pack: The invention described herein includes a method and apparatus comprising a plurality of battery cells electrically coupled to produce at least one voltage at a terminal, wherein the plurality of battery cells includes a plurality of junction areas. Each junction area comprises two battery cells longitudinally arranged such that an... Agent: Lenovo - Jvl C/o Vanleeuwen & Vanleeuwen

20090233166 - Lithium-ion battery with medium and small capacity and high output: A lithium-ion battery with medium and small capacity and high output, comprises a shell, a cell core and electrolyte located in the shell; the said cell core obtained by winding anode sheets, cathode sheets and separators between the anode sheets and cathode sheets, the said anode sheets coated with anode... Agent: Anderson Tmp , Inc

20090233167 - Capacity increasing current collector and fuel gauge for lithium-containing electrochemical cell: An electrochemical battery cell having a negative electrode, such as a negative electrode, including lithium, that is provided with a fuel gauge or end of life indicator capable of generating a voltage step preferably indicating that the cell is close to the end of its life and should be replaced,... Agent: Michael C. Pophal Eveready Battery Company Inc

20090233169 - Battery module and battery pack: A battery module provided with a cell which contains an electrode group and a non-aqueous electrolyte and a case including a cell containing portion which contains the cell and a hollow portion which communicates with the cell containing portion and configured so that an outlet is formed in each of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090233168 - Sealed battery and method for manufacturing the same: A method for manufacturing a sealed battery for the invention uses an outer can 15 with an opening and a sealing plate 16 provided with a rising part which rises perpendicularly from the middle of a flange on the entire circumference of or a part of the fitted face with... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090233170 - Energy storage device and method: An article of electrochemical energy conversion is provided that includes a separator. The separator has a first surface that defines at least a portion of a first chamber, and a second surface that defines a second chamber, and the first chamber is in ionic communication with the second chamber through... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20090233171 - Process to produce electrode sheet: This invention provides a method to produce an electrode sheet adaptable to high-temperature drying and to charge and discharge under high voltage, by coating a collector with a slurry which comprises electrode active material, electroconductive agent, binder and solvent, and then drying the same, wherein meta-aramid is used as binder,... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090233172 - Electrode, method for manufacturing electrode, biplate assembly and bipolar battery: An electrode for a biplate assembly includes an active material made from a compressed powder 11, and a non-metal carrier 10. A biplate assembly 20 includes electrodes 27, 28 each having a non-metal carrier 10. A method is disclosed for manufacturing an electrode 13 having a non-metal carrier 10. An... Agent: Capitol City Techlaw, PLLC

20090233173 - Cobalt oxyhydroxide, method for producing the same and alkaline storage battery using the same: Novel cobalt oxyhydroxide is provided with which a positive electrode of an alkaline storage battery having conductivity higher than that of the conventional positive electrodes can be produced, and a method for producing the same is provided. Furthermore, an alkaline storage battery having a high capacity and that can be... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20090233174 - Method for manufacturing battery, battery manufactured by the method, and method for inspecting battery: Specifically, the method includes the steps of placing in a battery container an electrode assembly (70) including a positive electrode plate and a negative electrode plate; arranging an upper current collecting plate (2) electrically connected to one of the electrodes of the electrode assembly (70) on the electrode assembly (70);... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20090233175 - Current carrier for an energy storage device: A current collector plate (20) for an energy storage device includes a first current collector (11) and a bonding layer (22) connected to the first current collector. At least one current carrier (31) is disposed at least partially between the first current collector and the bonding layer.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090233176 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: An object of the present invention is to provide a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery that is excellent in cycle characteristics even in a high-temperature environment and high in thermal stability. The non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery of the present invention comprises at least one of an active material A and an... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090233177 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: One width end of an electrode of a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery is provided with an exposed portion. A reinforcing element for reinforcing the exposed portion is provided between adjacent parts of the exposed portion when seen in the longitudinal cross section of the battery.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090233178 - Lithium-ion batteries: The present invention is based on the discovery that certain types of synthetic graphite exhibit superior rate capabilities when used in batteries or cells employing lithium metal phosphate cathodes. Additionally, it has been found that the use of dimethyl carbonate and/or ethyl methyl carbonate in the electrolyte when used in... Agent: Valence Technology, Inc.

20090233179 - Electrolytic solution and secondary battery: A secondary battery capable of improving the cycle characteristics and the storage characteristics is provided. The battery includes a cathode, an anode, and an electrolytic solution. The electrolytic solution contains a solvent contains a sulfone compound having a structure in which —S(═O)2—S—C(═O)— bond is introduced to a benzene skeleton and... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090233180 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery capable of improving the cycle characteristics and the storage characteristics is provided. The secondary battery includes a cathode, an anode, and an electrolytic solution. The anode contains an anode active material containing a material that is capable of inserting and extracting an electrode reactant and has at... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

  
09/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20090226768 - Muscle-driven nanogenerators: In a method of generating electricity, a plurality of living cells are grown on an array of piezoelectric nanowires so that the cells engage the piezoelectric nanowires. Induced static potentials are extracted from at least one of the piezoelectric nanowires when at least one of the cells deforms the at... Agent: Bryan W. Bockhop, Esq. Bockhop & Associates, LLC

20090226772 - Apparatus, system, and method for supplying fuel to and removing waste from fuel cells: Described herein are fuel cell system refueling devices and related systems and methods. In one embodiment, a refueling device includes a fuel handling unit that includes a fuel port and a fuel conveyance unit to convey fuel to a fuel cell system. The refueling device also includes a waste handling... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090226770 - Fuel cell system and ac impedance measurement method: A fuel cell system capable of measuring AC impedance comprises: power generation stabilizing means for stabilizing power generation in a fuel cell, and impedance measuring means for measuring the AC impedance after power generation in the fuel cell has been stabilized. Since the AC impedance in a low frequency range... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090226771 - Fuel cell, method for producing electrode catalyst layer for fuel cell, and method for operating fuel cell: A fuel cell, characterized in that a complex-forming compound capable of forming a complex with hydrogen peroxide is dispersed as an additive into a membrane electrode assembly. Ti(SO4)2 is preferred as the complex-forming compound. Harmful hydrogen peroxide generated during fuel cell operation can be removed from the cell so that... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090226769 - Measurement of insulation resistance of fuel cell in fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell, an insulation resistance measuring unit configured to measure insulation resistance between the fuel cell and an external conductor, and a control unit configured to control power generation status of the fuel cell. The insulation resistance measuring unit performs measurement of the insulation... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090226773 - Fuel cell system and method of repairing electrolyte membrane thereof: A fuel cell system of the present invention includes: a fuel cell stack (1) composed by stacking a plurality of single cells, each single cell having: a membrane electrode assembly in which electrode catalyst layers (3) and gas diffusion layers (4) are disposed on both surfaces of an electrolyte membrane... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090226777 - Fuel cell system and control method thereof: A fuel cell system (10) includes: a fuel cell (1); a hydrogen supply device (2) for supplying a hydrogen gas to the fuel cell (1); an anode off-gas passage (22) through which an anode off-gas discharged from the anode side of the fuel cell (1) passes; a hydrogen concentration sensor... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090226776 - Hydrogen charging apparatus: A hydrogen charging apparatus having a cooling unit in which the hydrogen charging apparatus includes a hydrogen generation unit that generates hydrogen, a hydrogen charging unit that charges hydrogen to a hydrogen storage medium, and a cooling unit that reduces the pressure of hydrogen to a suitable level for charging... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090226778 - Mixing system for inerting a gas volume: The invention relates to a mixing system for inerting a gas volume. A first exhaust gas that is provided by a fuel cell, and a second exhaust gas that is provided by a hydrogen reformer, can be mixed to form an inert gas mixture. The mixture can be fed into... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090226774 - Regenerative cell: The system disclosed herein is a Closed-Loop, regenerative system in which energy is recycled. It comprises: an electrolysis module and a fuel cell module. The electrolysis module creates hydrogen and oxygen gas by running an electrical current through water. Once these gasses are created, they are transported to the fuel... Agent: Ross Friscia

20090226775 - Water recovery assembly for transferring water from fuel cell cathode exhaust: A water transfer assembly for use in a fuel cell system having an anode and a cathode, the anode being adapted to receive fuel and to output anode exhaust and the cathode being adapted to receive oxidant gas and to output cathode exhaust, the water transfer assembly comprising a first... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman, P.c John J Torrente

20090226780 - Catalyst based on a hexaaluminate for the combustion of hydrocarbons and fuel cell arrangement with exhaust burner: w

20090226779 - Fuel cell system: In the fuel cell system, an FC cooling water circulation circuit 73 is provided independently of a reserved hot water circulation circuit 72, and a first heat exchanger performs heat exchange between the reserved hot water and first heating medium. Further, a condensing refrigerant circulation circuit is also provided independently... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090226781 - Fuel cell device and system: Fuel cell devices and systems are provided. In certain embodiments, the devices include a ceramic support structure having a length, a width, and a thickness. A reaction zone positioned along a portion of the length is configured to be heated to an operating reaction temperature, and has at least one... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20090226782 - 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.

20090226783 - Fuel cell system: The amount of moisture discharged from within a fuel cell is increased by a simple construction. The fuel cell system includes a fuel cell for generating electrical power after causing an anode to receive a hydrogen-containing anode gas and causing a cathode to receive an oxygen-containing cathode gas; an exhaust... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090226784 - Humidification system for fuel cell: The present invention provides a humidification system with membranes of different species, in which a material having a high humidification performance and capable of being swollen with water is arranged in the center of a hollow fiber membrane bundle disposed in a hollow fiber membrane module and a material that... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090226786 - Fuel cell: The present invention is concerned with a fuel cell comprising: an electrolyte layer defining first and second faces and with said first face mounted on and in electrochemical contact with a first electrode and with said second face mounted on and in electrochemical contact with a second electrode, and an... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20090226789 - Fuel cell stack and method of producing terminal for fuel cell stack: A fuel cell stack includes a stack body formed by stacking a plurality of power generation cells. A terminal, an insulating plate, and an end plate are provided at one end of the stack body, and a terminal, an insulating plate, and an end plate are provided at the other... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090226788 - Fuel cell, flow field plate, and method for producing a flow field plate: The invention relates to a fuel cell, having a first electrode, a second electrode, and a membrane element, in which the membrane element is disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode. At least one of the electrodes has a flow field plate and at least one flow conduit,... Agent: Ronald E. Greigg Greigg & Greigg P.l.l.c.

20090226790 - Method for producing solid electrolyte structure, method for producing all-solid-state cell, solid electrolyte structure, and all-solid-state cell: A first fine particle-containing solution is deposited on an appropriate substrate, and dried to form a first fine particle aggregate layer. Polymer particles are deposited on the first fine particle aggregate layer, and are supplied with a second fine particle-containing solution such that the polymer particles are immersed in the... Agent: Burr & Brown

20090226787 - Solid polymer type fuel cell separator and method of production of same: The present invention provides a separator for a solid polymer type fuel cell superior in low contact resistance of the fuel cell separator surface with carbon paper and flatness and a method of production of the same, that is, a separator for a solid polymer type fuel cell comprising a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090226785 - Stainless steel, titanium, or titanium alloy solid polymer fuel cell separator and its method of produciton and method of evaluation of warp and twist of separator: The present invention releases a method of producing a metal separator for a solid polymer fuel cell by stainless steel, titanium, or titanium alloy during which securing lower cost and mass producibility by using a material having a high workability to form a complicated shape by a high productivity, then... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090226791 - Sulfonated poly(phenylene sulfide) films as polyelectrolyte membranes: Proton conducting membranes are made of sulfonated films comprising poly(arylene sulfide), an olefinic polymer, and an elastomer. They are used in PEM fuel cells operating at temperatures above 95° C., or at low relative humidity. According to methods of the invention, sulfonated poly(phenylene sulfide) (SPPS) films are provided with a... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090226793 - Fuel cell stack assembly: A fuel cell stack assembly includes a wire for assembling a fuel cell stack, which can maintain a constant surface pressure on the fuel cell by utilizing a wide elasticity range of the wire and ensure a high fastening force even with a small amount of material, thus making the... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090226794 - Fuel cell stack clamping device: A clamping device includes an oblique device and a unidirectional load control plate disposed on the outside of the fuel cell stack, not on the inside of the fuel cell stack. The device can automatically compensating the surface pressure in the fuel cell stack to be maintained constant, and provide... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090226795 - Fuel cell structure with external flow channels: A fuel cell structure with external flow channels includes a fuel cell stack, a first external oxidant flow channel, a second external oxidant flow channel, a first external fuel flow channel, a second external fuel flow channel, a first external coolant flow channel and a second external coolant flow channel.... Agent: Juan Carlos A. Marquez C/o Stites & Harbison PLLC

20090226792 - Vehicle having fuel cell: A vehicle includes a front seat that is slid with respect to a vehicle body backward and forward in order to adjust the seating position of an occupant. A fuel cell is attached to the bottom face of the front seat.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090226796 - Fuel cell catalyst: A method is provided for making a supported catalyst comprising nanostructured elements which comprise microstructured support whiskers bearing nanoscopic catalyst particles, where the method comprises step a) of vacuum deposition of material from at least a first carbon target in the presence of nitrogen and step b) of vacuum deposition... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090226797 - Electric storage device and electric storage system: There is provided an electric storage device comprising carbonaceous active material-containing positive and negative electrodes, an onium salt-containing nonaqueous electrolyte, and a separator, wherein an electrochemical charge process in the positive electrode shows a sequential charge process having a threshold of a transition voltage and consisting of an adsorption process... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090226798 - Method and system for generating electrical energy from water: Method and system for generating electrical energy from a volume of water.... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20090226799 - Sealed battery: The present invention provides a sealed battery 10 including an electrode body 14 formed by winding a positive electrode plate 11, a negative electrode plate 12 and a separator 13 interposed therebetween so as to have a hollow portion 14a at the center, a tube-shaped center pin 20a inserted in... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090226800 - Battery unit for vehicles: A battery unit for vehicles comprises a plurality of battery, bus bars, and insulating plates. The plurality of batteries is installed with the terminals facing in the same direction, where the direction to which the pairs of terminals are facing is arranged in the same direction and the batteries are... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090226801 - Leakproof electrode assembly: A leakproof electrode assembly is mounted in a plastic cover of a storage battery and has a body, a main flange and at least one enhanced flange. The main flange is formed around the body. The at least one enhanced flange is formed around the body and has a top... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090226803 - Battery, battery pack and method of manufacturing connection terminal used therein: A battery includes an electrode group, a case, a sealing member, and a mesh portion. The electrode group includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode opposing the positive electrode, an electrolyte interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode. The case has an opening and contains the electrode group.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/panasonic

20090226802 - Connector for battery pack of lighting system: The present invention is directed to lighting systems and illumination devices, and more particularly to a removable handle and battery pack for a portable lighting system that produces a high intensity beam of light in the visible and infrared spectral regions that can be used for non-covert and ultra-covert operations.... Agent: Silversky Group LLC

20090226804 - Package structure of electric storage cells: A cell binder includes a frame body and a frame body. A storage portion of a electric storage cell are pressed/clamped by the bottom of an accommodating portion of the frame body and the bottom of an accommodating portion of the frame body. Also, a sealing portion of the electric... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090226805 - Battery: AAA battery has a cathode having a height of at least 44.6 mm and/or an interior surface area of at least 1240 mm2. AAAA battery has a cathode having a height of at least 39.0 mm and/or an interior surface area of at least 795 mm2.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090226807 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator disposed between the both electrodes, a non-aqueous electrolytic solution and an exterior member made of a laminate material and housing the positive electrode, the negative electrode, the separator and the non-aqueous electrolytic solution. A polymeric support... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090226806 - Structure for mounting electricity storage pack on vehicle: A structure for mounting a battery pack on a vehicle includes a mount for supporting the battery pack. The battery pack is fixed to an upper side of the mount by bolts. The battery pack is disposed on a rear side of a rear seat. The battery pack includes screw... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090226808 - Nonaqueous electrolyte solution and lithium secondary battery using same: Disclosed is a nonaqueous electrolyte solution containing a sultone compound represented by the Formula 1 below (wherein R1 to R4 respectively represent a hydrogen, a fluorine, a hydrocarbon group with 1 to 12 carbon atoms that may contain fluorine atom(s), n represents an integer of 0 to 3, and when... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090226809 - Lithium-sulfur battery and cathode therefore: An improved cathode suitable for lithium-sulfur batteries, a battery including the cathode, and a battery including a separator containing inorganic fillers are disclosed. The cathode includes sulfur and a metal oxide and optionally includes an additional polymeric material. The metal oxide reduces dissolution of sulfur at the cathode and reduces... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)

20090226810 - Battery containing ni-based lithium transition metal oxide: The present invention provides for lithium ion secondary batteries that use Ni-based lithium transition metal oxide cathode active materials. The cathode active materials are substantially free of Li2CO3 impurity and soluble bases.... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090226811 - Lithium nickel manganese cobalt composite oxide used as cathode active material for lithium rechargeable battery, manufacturing method thereof, and lithium rechargeable battery: e

20090226812 - Tin nanoparticles and methodology for making same: A method of preparing tin (Sn) nanoparticles based on a bottom-up approach is provided. The method includes combining a first solution comprising Sn ions with a second solution comprising a reducing agent. After the combination, the Sn ions and the reducing agent undergo a reaction in which at least some... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090226813 - Microporous membrane, battery separator and battery: A microporous polymeric membrane having excellent properties for use as a battery separator is provided. The membrane is produced by heat-setting the microporous polymeric membrane in at least a first stage and a final stage, the first stage being upstream of the final stage and the temperature of the first... Agent: Exxonmobil Chemical Company

20090226814 - Microporous membrane, battery separator and battery: A microporous polymeric membrane having excellent properties for use as a battery separator is provided. The membrane is produced by heat-setting the microporous polymeric membrane in at least a first stage and a final stage, the first stage being upstream of the final stage and the temperature of the first... Agent: Exxonmobil Chemical Company

20090226815 - Gelled negative electrode for alkaline battery and alkaline battery: A gelled negative electrode contains zinc powder, alkaline electrolyte, and a gelling agent. The specific surface area of the zinc powder is in the range between 0.025 and 0.045 m2/g. The gelling agent contains, as a main component, a cross-linked polymer formed by radical polymerization in a non-benzene solvent, specifically,... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090226816 - Solid electrolyte structure for all-solid-state battery, all-solid-state battery, and their production methods: A solid electrolyte structure (1) for all-solid-state batteries includes a plate-like dense body (2) formed of a ceramic that includes a solid electrolyte, and a porous layer (3) formed of a ceramic that includes a solid electrolyte that is the same as or different from the solid electrolyte of the... Agent: Burr & Brown

20090226817 - Conductive polymeric compositions for lithium batteries: Novel chain polymers comprising weakly basic anionic moieties chemically bound into a polyether backbone at controllable anionic separations are presented. Preferred polymers comprise orthoborate anions capped with dibasic acid residues, preferably oxalato or malonato acid residues. The conductivity of these polymers is found to be high relative to that of... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC

20090226818 - Organic electrolytic solution and lithium battery using the same: An organic electrolytic solution including a lithium salt; an organic solvent including a high dielectric solvent and a low boiling point solvent; and an additive compound containing an electron withdrawing group and hydrocarbon-based substituents. A lithium battery using the organic electrolytic solution can have improved cycle characteristics and cycle life... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090226819 - Electrolytic solution and secondary battery: A secondary battery is provided and includes a cathode, an anode and an electrolytic solution, in which the anode includes an anode active material layer including a plurality of anode active material particles, the plurality of anode active material particles including silicon as a constituent element. The anode active material... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090226820 - Nonaqueous electrolyte for battery: The present invention relates to a nonaqueous electrolyte for a battery, and more particularly to a novel nonaqueous electrolyte for a battery in which a furanone based derivative is added to a conventional nonaqueous electrolyte for the lithium battery to inhibit decomposition of the electrolyte, and thereby the rate of... Agent: Summa, Additon & Ashe, P.A.

20090226821 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery capable of improving the cycle characteristics while securing the initial charge and discharge 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 plurality of anode active material particles having silicon (Si).... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

  
09/03/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20090220825 - Battery pack and battery protection method: A battery protection operation having higher safety is performed in a battery pack. Presence/absence of plural abnormal states including at least an overcharge state and an overdischarge state based on detected results of voltage between a positive terminal and a negative terminal of a battery cell as well as an... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090220826 - Processes for producing monolithic porous carbon disks from aromatic organic precursors: Disclosed are processes for producing monolithic and metal doped monolithic porous carbon disks from prepolymer organic precursors in the powder form composed of either or both polyimide and polybenzimidazole. The powders are consolidated (compressed) into disks and then pyrolyzed to form the desired porous carbon disk. Porous carbon-carbon composite disks... Agent: T. Ling Chwang Jackson Walker L.L.P.

20090220827 - Monitoring fuel cells using rfid devices: Radio frequency identification (RFID) devices may be used to monitor various operating parameters in fuel cells. For example, RFID devices may be used to monitor the voltage of individual cells in a fuel cell stack and thus to check for voltage reversal conditions during stack operation.... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090220828 - System and method for fuel cell start up: Start up systems and methods for a fuel cell system are disclosed. The start up systems and methods include supplying a hydrogen containing fluid to both the cathode electrode and the anode electrode of the fuel cell at substantially the same time during a first stage in the start up,... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090220830 - Anode supply system for a fuel cell stack and a method of purging the same: An anode supply system for a fuel cell stack having an anode section with a gas inlet and a gas outlet includes a sensor device for determining the fuel content inside the anode supply system. A discharge valve is operable to form a gas-conducting connection between the anode supply system... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090220831 - 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′) while a low-pressure hydrogen generator... Agent: Malcolm J. Chisholm, Jr. Attorney At Law

20090220832 - 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 controlled-oxidant flow device (209)... Agent: Malcolm J. Chisholm, Jr. Attorney At Law

20090220829 - Solid oxide fuel cell: Solid oxide fuel cell including an anode which has a cermet activated by a catalyst for hydrocarbon oxidation, process for the preparation thereof, and method for the production of energy exploiting it.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090220833 - Fuel cell device: A fuel cell device (10) for generating electricity from hydrogen and oxygen and comprising a membrane electrode assembly (MEA) (12) and a bipolar separator plate (BSP) (14) supported adjacent and generally parallel to the membrane electrode assembly. A contact array (18, 64) provides electrical contact between the MEA and the... Agent: Reising Ethington P.C.

20090220834 - Membrane-electrode assembly having a multicomponent sealing rim: The invention relates to a membrane-electrode assembly having a multicomponent sealing rim, with the rim components being joined by means of two different joining methods. The rim construction of the membrane-electrode assembly comprises at least two materials (sealing material A and frame B) which are joined to one another both... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell

20090220835 - Platinum and platinum based alloy nanotubes as electrocatalysts for fuel cells: Electrocatalyst durability has been recently recognized as one of the most important issues that have to be addressed before the commercialization of the proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs). The present invention is directed to a new class of cathode catalysts based on supportless platinum nanotubes (PtNTs) and platinum alloy... Agent: Berliner & Associates

20090220836 - Process for the manufacture of an ion-conducting polymer membrane for a fuel cell: The invention relates to a process for the manufacture of an ion-conducting polymer membrane for a fuel cell and to a fuel cell core comprising such a membrane. It also relates to a fuel cell comprising such a membrane and/or such a cell core. The process of the invention comprises... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090220837 - Solid oxide electrochemical cell and processes for producing the same: A hydrogen electrode constituted of a mixed phase composed of an oxide sinter having particles of at least one member selected from Ni, Co, Fe, and Cu on a surface part thereof and coated wholly or partly with a film having mixed conductivity and a sinter having ionic conductivity is... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, L.l.p

20090220845 - Electrochemical device comprising composite bipolar plate and method of using the same: An electrochemical device and methods of using the same. In one embodiment, the electrochemical device may be used as a fuel cell and/or as an electrolyzer and includes a membrane electrode assembly (MEA), an anodic gas diffusion medium in contact with the anode of the MEA, a cathodic gas diffusion... Agent: Kriegsman & Kriegsman

20090220844 - Electrolyte membrane and solid polymer fuel cell: An electrolyte membrane for a solid polymer fuel cell according to the present invention is a laminated body of (1) a first layer 11 comprising an ion exchange resin and (2) a second layer 12 comprising a porous body and an ion exchange resin filled into the fine pores of... Agent: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

20090220842 - Fuel cell and polymer electrolyte membrane: A fuel cell includes: (a) an anode; (b) a cathode; and (c) a polymer electrolyte membrane including at least one polyolefin, the polyolefin being obtained by grafting side chains containing proton conductive functional groups onto a polyolefin having a crystallinity of 41% to 48%, preferably 42% to 46%. According to... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090220841 - Membrane electrode assembly having layer for trapping catalyst and fuel cell employed with the same: Disclosed herein are a membrane electrode assembly (MEA) for fuel cells, wherein the membrane electrode assembly has a porous membrane (a catalyst trapping layer) disposed at the opposite surface of a catalyst layer facing a polymer electrolyte membrane for preventing the loss of a catalyst, and a fuel cell including... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20090220843 - Phosphonic acid-containing blends and phosphonic acid-containing polymers: The invention relates to blends and blend membranes from low-molecular hydroxymethylene-oligo-phosphonic acids R—C(PO3H2)x(OH)y and polymers, the group R representing any organic group and the polymers containing the following functional groups: cation exchanger groups or their nonionic precursors of the type SO2X, X=Hal, OH, OMe, NR1R2, OR1 with Me=any metal cation... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090220840 - Proton conductive hybrid material, and catalyst layer for fuel cell using the same: This invention provides an organic-inorganic hybrid material, which can exhibit high proton conductivity in a wide temperature range of a low temperature to a high temperature, a proton conductive material, which has a small particle diameter, that is, has a particle diameter capable of reaching pores of primary particles of... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20090220839 - Proton conductor: i

20090220846 - Proton conductor, and fuel cell and fuel cell system including proton conductor: A proton conductor includes a water-soluble electrolyte membrane with proton conductivity and a proton-conductive ceramic that is provided on at least one surface of the water-soluble electrolyte membrane.... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20090220848 - Fuel cell stack assembly: A fuel cell stack assembly includes a fuel cell stack, a first pressure-supporting end plate assembly, a first current collector plate, a second pressure-supporting end plate assembly, a second current collector plate, and a pressure-applying structure. The first pressure-supporting end plate assembly is coupled to a first electrode side of... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090220847 - Fuel container for fuel cell: A fuel container for fuel cells includes a container main body obtained by molding a resin material including a cycloolefin polymer resin into a shape which allows the container main body to store fuel, and an outlet provided in the container main body for supplying fuel to a fuel cell.... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090220849 - Fuel cell separator sealing material and fuel cell separator: For use in a fuel cell separator comprising a separator substrate, a primer layer, and an elastomeric seal, a sealing material comprises a primer composition containing Si—H groups of which the primer layer is formed, and a liquid addition-curable silicone rubber composition containing alkenyl groups and Si—H groups of which... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090220850 - Liquid-cooled battery and method for operating such a battery: A liquid-cooled battery, in particular in the form of an energy store for an electrical drive in a motor vehicle is provided. The battery has a plurality of storage cells 2 and at least one volume 4 which makes thermally conductive contact with the storage cells 2 and through which... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090220851 - Battery pack: There is provided a risk-free and easy-to-use battery pack using battery cells 1 as a secondary battery, in which internal gases evaporated by applying overvoltage or the like thereto are processed inside a case to be prevented from leaking to the outside of the case and thereby even if the... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090220852 - Battery pack secured by end plates: In the battery pack, a battery holder accommodates a plurality of cylindrical batteries disposed in a matrix or offset arrangement in a mutually parallel posture. The battery holder includes a holder main body and an end plate respectively connected to opposite ends of the holder main body having a plurality... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090220838 - Secondary electrochemical cell: The invention provides an electrochemical cell having a first electrode having an electrode active material containing at least one electrode active material charge-carrier, a second electrode, and an electrolyte containing at least one electrolyte charge-carrier. In the electrochemical cell's nascent state, the at least one electrolyte charge carrier differs from... Agent: Valence Technology, Inc.

20090220853 - Battery module: Disclosed herein is a battery module including two or more plate-shaped battery cells, as unit cells, constructed in a stacked structure in which electrode terminals of the battery cells are connected in series with each other and the electrode terminal connections are bent such that the battery cells are stacked,... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090220854 - Flat alkaline primary battery: An object of the invention is to provide a flat alkaline primary battery that is inexpensive and has excellent battery capacity and capacity retention. A flat alkaline primary battery has a positive electrode can and a negative electrode can. The negative electrode can is fitted, from its opening side equipped... Agent: Bruce L. Adams, Esq Adams & Wilks

20090220855 - Battery: An alkaline battery can include a housing, a cathode within the housing, an anode, a separator between the anode and the cathode, and an alkaline electrolyte contacting the anode and the cathode. The cathode defines an anode cavity and the anode is deposited within the anode cavity. The cathode has... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090220856 - Composite compound with mixed crystalline structure: A composite lithium compound having a mixed crystalline structure is provided. Such compound can be formed by heating a lithium, iron, phosphorous and carbon mixed compound with another metal compound together. The resulting mixed metal crystal can exhibit superior electrical property and is a better cathode material for lithium secondary... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing

20090220857 - Chemical protection of metal surface: An electrochemical cell includes an anode having a metal material having an oxygen containing layer. The electrochemical cell also includes a cathode and an electrolyte. The anode includes a protective layer formed by reacting a D or P block precursor with the oxygen containing layer.... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle, Anderson & Citkowski, P.C.

20090220859 - Cathode active material, and cathode and lithium including the same:

20090220858 - Composite compound with mixed crystalline structure: Described is a composite lithium compound having a mixed crystalline structure. Such compound was formed by heating a lithium compound and a metal compound together. The resulting mixed metal crystal exhibits superior electrical property and is a better cathode material for lithium secondary batteries.... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing

20090220860 - Composite compound with mixed crystalline structure: A composite lithium compound having a mixed crystalline structure is provided. Such compound can be formed by heating lithium, iron, phosphorous and carbon sources with a lithium metal compound. The resulting mixed metal crystal can exhibit superior electrical property and is a better cathode material for lithium secondary batteries.... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing

20090220861 - Method for producing alkaline battery, and alkaline battery: The invention provides an alkaline battery that does not allow generation of hydrogen gas. An alkaline battery comprises a positive electrode mixture, a negative electrode mixture containing zinc alloy powder, a separator that separates the positive electrode mixture from the negative electrode mixture, an alkaline electrolyte, a positive electrode can... Agent: Bruce L. Adams, Esq Adams & Wilks

20090220862 - Lithium secondary battery: To provide a lithium secondary battery excellent in the life characteristic and the power density. A lithium secondary battery, comprising: a positive electrode capable of intercalating and deintercalating lithium; and an negative electrode capable of intercalating and deintercalating lithium, wherein the positive electrode contains a manganese-containing positive electrode active material... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090220863 - Lithium ion secondary battery: A lithium ion secondary battery is capable of improving the energy density and power density and excellent in high rate cycle characteristics applicable to hybrid cars, etc. The lithium ion secondary battery including a positive electrode of a lithium transition metal complex oxide, a negative electrode for absorbing/releasing lithium, and... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

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