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Chemistry: electrical current producing apparatus, product, and process October categorized by USPTO classification 10/09

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20090258255 - Method for producing diamond having acicular projection array structure on surface thereof, diamond material, electrode and electronic device: A method for producing a diamond having an acicular projection array structure on a surface thereof comprises the step of forming the acicular projection array structure on a surface of a diamond base material by treating the surface of the diamond base material by dry etching using oxygen gas. At... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.

20090258258 - Device and method for operation of a fuel cell: A pressure equalizing system (16) having two variable volume elements which interact with one another via a separating medium which can be deformed or can be moved as a function of the pressure difference, with a constant total volume, is positioned upstream of a fuel cell (11) in order to... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090258257 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system including a fuel cell stack having a plurality of single cells stacked on one another, each single cell including an anode to which fuel gas can be supplied, a cathode to which oxidizing gas can be supplied, and a solid polymer electrolyte membrane interposed between the... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20090258256 - System and method of starting a fuel cell system: A system and method for starting up a fuel cell system are disclosed. Briefly described, an embodiment for starting an electrochemical reaction between a fuel and an oxidant during a start-up process includes a fuel cell stack operable to output a nominal voltage during a normal operating condition and operable... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090258259 - Catalytic heat exchangers and methods of operation: A catalytic heat exchanger comprises a first channel and a second channel, separated by a partition wall. Catalyst coated metal substrates are removably inserted into the first or the second channel or both, which facilitates catalytic reactions in the channel. Energy released in the reaction in one channel is transferred... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090258262 - Fuel cell system and corresponding operating method: A fuel cell system (1), especially in a motor vehicle, includes at least one fuel cell (2) for generating electricity, at least one reformer (3) for generating a reformat gas, a fuel supply means (13) for feeding fuel to the reformer (3), a recycling means (83), which has a recycling... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20090258260 - Fuel cell system and method for calculating circulation ratio in the same: There are disclosed a fuel cell system capable of inhibiting freezing at a joining part of a supply gas and a circulation gas during a system operation, and a method for calculating circulation ratio in the system. In the fuel cell system of the present invention, the circulation gas discharged... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090258261 - Fuel cell system and method of controlling the same: A fuel cell system and a control method thereof are capable of preventing anode flooding due to a temperature difference between a stack and reformate upon starting a fuel cell system. The method of controlling a fuel cell system including steps of detecting a temperature of a fuel cell stack,... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090258264 - Cartridge adsorber system for removing hydrogen sulfide from reformate: A system for removal of H2S from sulfur-containing reformate comprising a permanent canister assembly having fittings for flow of reformate therethrough and a replaceable cartridge assembly containing an H2S adsorber element and fittings for convenient, simple, and reliable mating and sealing with the permanent canister assembly. The cartridge assembly comprises... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20090258263 - Hydrogen generator and fuel cell system: Provided is a hydrogen generator capable of suppressing degradation in capability of a hydrogen generator which is caused by crush of particulate reforming catalyst and of suppressing decrease in reforming efficiency due to decrease in heat transfer efficiency of a catalyzing portion which is caused by the crush of the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090258265 - Fuel supply device for fuel cell and fuel cell system using the same: A fuel supply device for a fuel cell and a fuel cell system using the same that prevent H2O, used in reforming from reaching and collecting in the fuel cell stack. The fuel supply device for a fuel cell includes a fuel reformer adapted to generate reformate via a reforming... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090258266 - Fuel cartridge and fuel cell generation system having the same: A fuel cartridge and a fuel cell power generation system equipped with the fuel cartridge are disclosed. The fuel cartridge can include a hydrogen generation part, which generates hydrogen by reacting with an electrolyte solution, a liquid-gas separation membrane, which surrounds the hydrogen generation part and separates the generated hydrogen... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090258267 - Apparatus for solid-oxide fuel cell shutdown: An emergency shutdown apparatus for a solid-oxide fuel cell system, including a fuel cell stack, comprises a reservoir containing a reducing fluid, a valve enabling or preventing flow of the reducing fluid from the reservoir to the fuel cell stack, a timing circuit operating and controlling the valve, and a... Agent: Paul L. Marshall, Esq. Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20090258268 - Fuel cell system with fuel cell stack receptacle: A fuel cell system with a fuel cell stack receptacle that encloses at least one fuel cell stack and at least one fuel cell stack peripheral, and retains the fuel cell stack(s) in a compressed state.... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090258269 - System for controlling the power output of a fuel cell stack and battery: A system for controlling the power output of a fuel cell stack and a battery in a hybrid fuel cell system. The system includes a power damping filter that receives a power request signal, and damps the request to reduce large changes in the power request. A battery state of... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20090258270 - Fuel cell system and mobile article: There is disclosed a fuel cell system including a fuel cell for generating electric power by a reaction of a fuel gas an oxidation gas, and a power storage device, and being configured to perform a scavenging operation when an operation of the fuel cell is stopped for discharging a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090258271 - Fuel cell comprising a gas coolant cooling device: A fuel cell comprising a plurality of adjacent cell elements forming a stack of cell elements, a device for cooling said stack of cell elements by forced heat exchange with a coolant gas such as air by means of at least one generator of a gas flow along an airstream... Agent: Air Liquide Intellectual Property

20090258272 - Membrane-electrode assembly for direct liquid fuel cell and method of manufacturing the same: A membrane-electrode assembly for a direct liquid fuel cell having improved performance and stability and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. The membrane-electrode assembly includes an anode including a first main catalyst layer, a second main catalyst layer, and a co-catalyst layer disposed between the main catalyst layers,... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20090258273 - Assemblies for electrochemical devices: m

20090258274 - Membrane electrode assembly and fuel cells of increased power:

20090258275 - Polymer electrolyte, polymer electrolyte membrane, membrane electrode assembly, and fuel cell: Provided is a polymer electrolyte including a triblock copolymer having: a segment A which has a glass transition temperature of 40° C. or lower, and is ion conductive; and a segment B which has a glass transition temperature of 70° C. or higher, and is non-ion conductive, the segment A... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090258277 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell body that generates electricity through electrochemical reaction of a first reactive gas and a second reactive gas, a first gas supply passage and a second gas supply passage supplying the first reactive gas and the second reactive gas to the fuel cell... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090258279 - Fuel cell system, in particular, for use on board a commercial aircraft or motor vehicle: For operation on board a commercial aircraft (11) or motor vehicle, a fuel cell (12) together with its educt fittings (13H, 13O) is operated in the air cushion (14) of a pressure-tight enclosing housing (15) in order to prevent hydrogen (H) possibly still issuing from leaks (16) against that increased... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090258276 - Fuel cell unit, fuel cell unit array, fuel cell module and fuel cell system: r

20090258278 - Natural gas direct carbon fuel cell: A natural gas fueled, direct carbon fuel cell produces electricity and hydrogen. It adds to an existing direct carbon fuel cell a carbon dioxide injection port to the cathode compartment; a natural gas feed port to the anode compartment, a hydrogen extraction port from the anode compartment, and a carbon... Agent: Louis Ventre, Jr

20090258281 - Early warning method for abnormal state of lithium battery and recording medium: An early warning method for an abnormal state of a lithium battery and a recording medium applicable to a portable electronic device are provided. The method includes the following steps. A plurality of curves of voltage against electric quantity is obtained according to different predicted average current consumptions of the... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090258280 - Power output apparatus and method of setting secondary battery: In a power output apparatus of the invention, a battery 36 is constructed by a lithium ion battery satisfying a first requirement of Sb/Pm2max>0.09 (m2/kW) as a relation of a total electrode area Sb of the battery to a rated output (maximum output) Pm2max of a motor MG2 in power... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090258282 - Battery module, electric storage device and electric system: A battery module is configured so that the first cell string and the second cell string are arranged between the first plate member and the second plate member and the second cell string is arranged closer to the second plate member side than the first cell string is and is... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090258283 - Protection circuit assembly and battery pack having the same: A battery pack includes a bare cell and a protection circuit assembly electrically connected to the bare cell. The protection circuit assembly includes a protection circuit board on which a protection module, a PTC thermistor, an external connection terminal, a first connection terminal and a second connection terminal are mounted.... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090258284 - Battery mounting mechanism: A battery mounting mechanism includes a terminal connector, a first stopper, a second stopper, and a release button. The first stopper is disposed movably in the Z axis direction with respect to the terminal connector. The second stopper is disposed on the opposite side of the terminal connector with respect... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090258285 - Battery pack: A battery pack includes a multi cell assembly having a plurality of bare cells, the multi cell assembly defining opposing planar surfaces. The battery pack also includes a protection circuit at one side of the multi cell assembly, a case surrounding a periphery of the multi cell assembly and the... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090258287 - Battery cover assembly for electronic device: A battery cover assembly (12) for use in a portable electronic device (10) comprises a housing (14), a battery cover (16), and a button assembly (12). The housing (14) defines a receiving space (144) therein and has a edges (145) formed thereon. The edges (145) has a button chamber (147)... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090258286 - Modular battery pack and computer and familly of computers having a modular battery pack: A stackable modular battery pack system is disclosed that includes at least two modular battery packs, including first and second battery packs. Each of the modular battery packs comprises a case in which a battery is disposed, first electrical contacts electrically connected to the battery and disposed on an exterior... Agent: Gateway, Inc. Attn: Patent Attorney

20090258288 - Batteries and components thereof and methods of making and assembling the same: An exemplary embodiment includes a method of sealing battery cooling plates.... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.

20090258289 - Battery cooling plate design with discrete channels: One exemplary embodiment including a battery cooling plate has discrete channels. In one exemplary embodiment each of the channels has a width ranging from about 1 mm to about 5 mm. In another exemplary embodiment the battery cooling plate includes a first cooling channel having a flow path generally in... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.

20090258290 - Pouch type lithium secondary battery: The present invention is related to a pouch type lithium secondary battery. The pouch type lithium secondary battery according to the present invention may comprise an electrode assembly including a positive electrode, a separator and a negative electrode, and a pouch having a groove for receiving the electrode assembly and... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20090258292 - Alkaline battery and sealing unit for alkaline battery: An opening part of a battery casing is sealed by a sealing unit into which a negative electrode terminal plate, a negative electrode current collector joined to the negative electrode terminal plate, and a gasket are integrated. The gasket includes a boss part through which the negative electrode current collector... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090258291 - Direct manufactured fuel cell plug and method: The invention is directed to a direct manufactured fuel cell plug, preferably used with aircraft fuel tanks or bays, comprising a digitally manufactured part, wherein the fuel cell plug is designed to securely fit into and seal an opening to be sealed in a fuel tank to eliminate all substantial... Agent: NovatechIPLaw

20090258293 - Pouch type rechargeable battery: A pouch type rechargeable battery that comprises an electrode assembly comprising a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator interposed between the first and second electrodes is disclosed. The battery further comprises a pouch case comprising a case cover and a case body that is formed with a space... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20090258294 - Subfluorinated graphite fluorides as electrode materials: Subfluorinated graphite fluorides of formula CFx wherein x is in the range of 0.06 to 0.63, e.g., 0.10 to 0.46, are used as electrode materials in electrochemical devices that convert chemical energy to electrical current, e.g., batteries. The invention additionally provides methods of manufacturing electrodes with the subfluorinated graphite fluorides,... Agent: Greenlee Winner And Sullivan P C

20090258295 - Electrochemical energy source, and method for manufacturing such an electrochemical energy source: The invention relates to an electrochemical energy source, comprising: a substrate, and at least one stack deposited onto said substrate, the stack comprising: an anode, a cathode, and an intermediate solid-state electrolyte separating said anode and said cathode; and at least one electron-conductive barrier layer being deposited between the substrate... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090258296 - Lithium-containing composite oxide and its production method: A lithium/nickel/cobalt/manganese-containing composite oxide powder represented by the formula LipNixCoyMnzMqO2-aFa (wherein M is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Al, Ge, Sn, alkaline earth metal elements and transition metal elements other than Co, Mn and Ni, 0.9≦p≦1.1, 0.2≦x≦0.5, 0.2≦y≦0.5, 0.1≦z≦0.4, 0≦q≦0.05, 1.9≦2-a≦2.1, p+x+y+z+q=2, and 0≦a≦0.02), characterized... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090258297 - Battery: Primary alkaline batteries include cathodes containing manganese dioxide and anodes including zinc. The weight ratio of the manganese dioxide to zinc is relatively low because the manganese dioxide has a relatively high oxygen content.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090258298 - Graphite particle, carbon-graphite composite particle and their production processes: The graphite particle of the present invention has an average particle diameter of 5 to 50 μm, wherein one or more recesses having a depth of 0.1 to 10 μm are formed in the surface. The graphite particle is produced by a mixing step for mixing raw material graphite particles... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090258299 - Battery grid: A battery grid includes a frame that includes a top element, a bottom element, a first side element, and a second side element. The battery grid also includes a plurality of wires provided within the frame and defining a plurality of open areas and a current collection lug extending from... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090258300 - Ethylene/vinyl alcohol-derived copolymer fiber: b

  
10/08/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20090252994 - Battery pack system: The invention described here is a modular energy system for electric vehicles. This modular electrical power system is comprised of a group of battery packs, a rack, and a charging and exchange station. Each battery pack fits into a case that has a handle to make it easy to grasp... Agent: Dykas, Shaver & Nipper, LLP

20090252998 - Automotive fuel cell water management system and method of operating same: Actuators are attached with plates of a fuel cell stack. Electrical power is provided to the actuators to drive the actuators to mechanically excite the plates to agitate liquid water restricting or blocking flow fields formed in the plates.... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl

20090252996 - Conveying device for conveying single separator plates for fuel cells: There is provided a conveying method for attracting and conveying separators for a fuel cell, from a stack of the separators, one at a time. According to the conveying method, when a separator arranged at the top of the separators stacked on top of each other is attracted, gas is... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090252997 - Fuel cell system and its operation stop method: The present invention provides a fuel cell system including a fuel cell, a hydrogen gas pipe system for supplying a fuel gas to the fuel cell, and an injector for adjusting a pressure of the upstream side of the hydrogen gas pipe system to supply the hydrogen gas to the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090252995 - Fuel cell with oxygen transport membrane: A power generator includes a fuel cell having a proton exchange membrane for generating electricity from hydrogen and oxygen. An oxygen generator is coupled to the proton exchange membrane for providing oxygen to the proton exchange membrane. A hydrogen producing fuel may be used to provide hydrogen to the proton... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090252999 - Solid oxide fuel cell process and apparatus: Conveying gas containing sulfur through a sulfur tolerant planar solid oxide fuel cell (PSOFC) stack for sulfur scrubbing, followed by conveying the gas through a non-sulfur tolerant PSOFC stack. The sulfur tolerant PSOFC stack utilizes anode materials, such as LSV, that selectively convert H2S present in the fuel stream to... Agent: Kremblas, Foster, Phillips & Pollick

20090253004 - Fuel cell electricity-generating device: A stable and high reliability fuel cell electricity-generating device capable of generating electricity even in the case of sudden drop of load power. A fuel cell generating electric power from a fuel and an oxidizer, a fuel processor producing fuel to be supplied into the fuel cell from an electricity-generating... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090253003 - Fuel cell system and method of scavenging fuel cell system: A fuel cell system is provided with a fuel cell that supplies fuel gas to an anode electrode and that supplies oxidant gas to a cathode electrode to generate electric power; a scavenging gas supply device that scavenges the inside of the fuel cell; a temperature detection device that detects... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090253001 - Fuel cell system, fuel cell vehicle, and operating method for fuel cell system: A utility supply system (SS) supplies a fluid containing an antioxidant of a gaseous phase to a stack (1) of proton-exchange membrane fuel cells, for efficient removal of hydroxy radical.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090253002 - Optimizing reactions in fuel cells and electrochemical reactions: This invention relates to novel methods for affecting, controlling and/or directing various reactions and/or reaction pathways or systems by exposing one or more components in a fuel cell reaction system to at least one spectral energy pattern. In a first aspect of the invention, at least one spectral energy pattern... Agent: Mark G. Mortenson

20090253000 - System and method for operating a high temperature fuel cell as a back-up power supply with reduced performance decay: A method is provided for reducing degradation in a fuel cell assembly, including at least one fuel cell with a PBI membrane, during standby, operation. The method may include electrochemically consuming an oxidant from a cathode coupled to the PBI membrane in response to a disconnection of an external load... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP

20090253006 - Micro fuel cell and corresponding microreactor, supplied with hydrogen, for producing electric energy: A device for producing energy for portable applications including at least one micro fuel cell and a microreactor, having a reaction chamber including a catalyst, for producing hydrogen gas to be fed to the micro fuel cell. The microreactor includes at least one substrate of a composite material for making... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.

20090253005 - Reformer for a fuel cell: A reformer (10) for a fuel cell has a chamber (26) including a chamber inlet (20) for the input of a reactant gas mixture and a chamber outlet (24) for the output of a reformed gas, a catalytic active medium being arranged in the chamber. The reformer (10) has a... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department

20090253008 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system of the present invention includes a fuel cell, a supply channel which supplies, to the fuel cell, a fuel gas supplied from a fuel supply source, a variable gas supply device which adjusts a gas state on an upstream side of this supply channel to supply... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090253007 - Method and apparatus for anode oxidation prevention and cooling of a solid-oxide fuel cell stack: An apparatus and method for a normal system shutdown of a SOFC system implements a control strategy that utilizes existing system hardware and operating processes already used during normal operation of the SOFC system. The control strategy enables the SOFC system to generate the fluid needed for prevention of oxidation... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20090253009 - Fuel cell: The present invention provides a fuel cell which is capable to improve heat exchange efficiency with a plurality of tubular cells. The fuel cell of the present invention comprises: a plurality of tubular cells; heat exchangers arranged at the outside of the tubular cells, wherein at least a part of... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090253010 - Unit cell assembly, fuel cell, and method for manufacturing unit cell assembly: A unit cell assembly, stacked in a plurality to form a fuel cell, includes: a separator; a unit cell constituent member disposed at a first region on one face of the separator; a seal member which is formed of an elastic member and bonded to a second region surrounding the... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20090253013 - Electrode for fuel cell, membrane electrode assembly and fuel cell: A fuel cell electrode includes a catalyst layer including an ion conductive substance, an electron conductive substance, and a catalytic activity substance. The catalytic activity substance includes Pt and at least one metal other than Pt. The catalyst layer includes at least two regions differing in the content ratio of... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090253011 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell that includes an anode-side diffusion layer, an anode-side catalyst layer, an electrolyte membrane, a cathode-side catalyst and a cathode-side diffusion layer layered in that order. The anode-side catalyst layer includes Pt—Ru catalyst. A catalyst layer portion of the anode-side catalyst layer apart from the electrolyte membrane and/or... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090253012 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell including an anode conductive layer, an anode catalyst layer, an electrolyte membrane, a cathode catalyst layer, a cathode conductive layer, and a cathode diffusion layer stacked in this order, in which the cathode diffusion layer has a fabric structure in which a water-swellable fiber and a non-water-swellable... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090253014 - Fuel cell module and manufacturing method thereof: A fuel cell module includes: an electrode member having a membrane electrode assembly, which is formed from an electrolyte membrane and a pair of electrode catalyst layers that is disposed on both sides of the electrolyte membrane in the thickness direction, and having a pair of porous layers disposed on... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090253017 - Fuel cell stack: Solid oxide fuel cell stack obtainable by a process comprising the use of a glass sealant with composition 50-70 wt % SiO2, 0-20 wt % Al2O3, 10-50 wt % CaO, 0-10 wt % MgO, 0-2 wt % (Na2O+K2O), 5-10 wt % B2O3, and 0-5 wt % of functional elements selected... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090253015 - Polyarylene block copolymer and use thereof: wherein n represents an integer of 10 or more, Ar4 and Ar5 each independently represent a divalent aromatic group, these divalent aromatic groups may be substituted by an alkyl group having 1-10 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group having 1-10 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6-10 carbon atoms, an aryloxy... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090253016 - Porous membrane, method for producing porous membrane, solid polymer electrolyte membrane, and fuel cell: It is intended to provide a porous membrane comprising a film or sheet made of a polymer or inorganic material, characterized by having a large number of pores of 0.1 to 100 μm in pore size formed by irradiation with an ultra-short pulse laser with a pulse width of 10−9... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090253018 - Fuel cell: An output cable for transferring an output of a fuel cell stack to a device provided outside a stack case and an output terminal portion of the fuel cell stack are connected to each other, and a blocking device capable of blocking the fuel cell stack from supplying the output... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090253021 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system having an adsorber placed in an air supply path to an air electrode of a fuel cell and receiving a chemical filter for adsorbing impurities contained in air; measurement means for measuring the amount per unit time of air having passed the adsorber; detection means for... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090253020 - Interconnector for a fuel cell stack and method for production: An interconnector is made of ferritic chromium steel, on which a cupriferous layer is disposed. This layer prevents interdiffusion between the chromium steel and additional components with which the interconnector has direct contact. According to the state of the art, such diffusion occurs particularly if these additional components contain nickel.... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20090253019 - Mixing pump device and fuel cell: A mixing pump device (1) used for fuel cells etc. has two inflow paths (51, 52), inflow side active valves (21, 22) arranged at the two inflow paths (51, 52), respectively, a pump chamber (11) into which liquids flow via each of two inflow paths (511, 522), four outflow paths... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20090253023 - Fuel cell and gasket for fuel cell: In a fuel cell including a gasket, which includes a lip portion, as a sealing member, the fuel cell includes a fuel cell constituent element (18) disposed adjacent to the lip portion (50) of the gasket (48), and a non-adhesive layer (54) disposed between the gasket (48) and the fuel... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090253022 - Seal for pem fuel cell plate: A seal structure is disclosed for forming a substantially fluid tight seal between a UEA and a plate of a fuel cell system, the seal structure including a sealing member formed in one fuel cell plate, a seal support adapted to span feed area channels in an adjacent fuel cell... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20090253024 - Nitro-compound cathodes for batteries and semi-fuel cells: There is disclosed a cathode/fuel formulation used for primary cells (batteries) or even for semi-fuel cells. More particularly, there is disclosed an air-breathing cathode semi-fuel cell having an anode and a cathode formulation, wherein the anode comprises a formulation of metals and alloys selected from the group consisting of Li,... Agent: Jeffrey B. Oster

20090253025 - Sodium ion based aqueous electrolyte electrochemical secondary energy storage device: A secondary hybrid aqueous energy storage device includes an anode electrode, a cathode electrode which is capable of reversibly intercalating sodium cations, a separator, and a sodium cation containing aqueous electrolyte, wherein an initial active cathode electrode material comprises an alkali metal containing active cathode electrode material which deintercalates alkali... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090253026 - Electrical battery comprising flexible generating elements and a system for the mechanical and thermal conditioning of said elements: An electrical battery includes a plurality of electrical energy generating elements formed by at least one electrochemical cell that is packaged in a flexible sealed envelope, and a system for the mechanical and thermal conditioning of the elements. The conditioning system forms a structural body made from thermally conductive material.... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C.

20090253027 - Bms having waterproof function: Disclosed herein is a battery management system for controlling the operation of a middle- or large-sized battery pack, the battery management system comprising: a battery management system printed circuit board (BMS PCB) comprising a circuit and elements for controlling the operation of the battery pack; a connector attached to one... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090253028 - Temperature adjustment mechanism and vehicle: A temperature adjustment mechanism has an electric power supply device, and a member that is provided between and in contact with the electric power supply device and a heat transfer member and that contains a PTC material.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090253029 - Battery unit with blower: A battery unit includes a battery housing, a module assembly, electrode portions, fins and a blower. The module assembly includes battery modules having positive terminals and negative terminals. The electrode portions are disposed to connect the positive and negative terminals of the battery modules. The fins are disposed along the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090253030 - Battery receptacle: A battery receptacle for use with a medical device, said receptacle comprising at least one cavity accessed via a respective door, said cavity adapted to slidably receive at least one non-cylindrical battery to engage with electrical contacts in a single predetermined orientation, said receptacle and said battery each being provided... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP Stamford

20090253031 - Electrolyte composition, photoelectric conversion element using the same, and dye-sensitized photovoltaic cell: An electrolyte composition containing an ionic liquid and conductive particles, an electrolyte composition containing an ionic liquid and oxide semiconductor particles and optionally containing conductive particles, and an electrolyte composition containing an ionic liquid and insulating particles are provided. Furthermore, a photoelectric conversion element comprising: a working electrode, the working... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090253032 - Multi-layer, microporous polyolefin membrane, its production method, battery separator, and battery: A multi-layer, microporous polyolefin membrane comprising first microporous layers constituting at least both surface layers and at least one second microporous layer disposed between both surface layers; said first microporous layer being made of a first polyolefin comprising (i) polypropylene, or (ii) a mixture of 50% or more by mass... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090253033 - Anode and secondary battery: A secondary battery capable of improving the cycle characteristics and the swollenness characteristics is provided. The secondary battery includes a cathode, an anode, and an electrolytic solution. The anode includes an anode active material layer having a plurality of fine pores on an anode current collector. The anode active material... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090253034 - Electrical connection terminal for electric power storage cell: The invention concerns an electric power storage cell (100) comprising several electrochemical elements (110) connected in series and/or in parallel, arranged inside a sealed casing (400), said casing (400) comprising means for electrically connecting the electrochemical elements (110) to a power connecting device outside the casing (400). The invention is... Agent: Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090253035 - Non-aqueous electrolyte cell, electrode stabilizing agent, phosphazene derivative and method of producing the same: A non-aqueous electrolyte cell comprises a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a non-aqueous electrolyte containing a support salt. The non-aqueous electrolyte further comprises a phosphazene derivative. The phosphazene derivative having a specified structure functions as an electrode stabilizing agent or a non-combustion agent.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090253036 - Electrochemical cell: Titanium dioxide or a lithium titanate, especially mesoporous titanium dioxide or lithium titanate, can function as a negative electrode in an electrochemical cell in which the electrolyte is an aqueous solution containing lithium and hydroxide ions.... Agent: Greenlee Winner And Sullivan P C

20090253037 - Method of producing nanoparticles, nanoparticles, and lithium battery comprising electrode comprising the nanoparticles: A method of preparing nanoparticles includes using low-temperature plasma and a pulsed second process gas. Nanoparticles having uniform sizes and nanoparticles having a core-shell structure may be formed. A lithium battery includes an electrode that includes the nanoparticles.... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090253038 - Bipolar battery and method of manufacturing same: An apparatus and a method for manufacturing a bipolar battery are disclosed, which are capable of restraining the introduction of a bubble, resulting in superior battery performance. A bipolar battery is disclosed for preparing an electrolyte layer, which includes permeable separators such that the electrolytes can penetrate therein and a... Agent: Young Basile

20090253039 - Lithium-transition metal complex compounds having nth order hierarchical structure, method of preparing the same and lithium battery comprising an electrode comprising the same: A lithium-transition metal complex compound has an nth order hierarchical structure in which n type structures represented by at least one unit of ath order units in a range of 1×10−(a+5) m to 10×10−(a+5) m exist in a complex form, wherein n is a natural number that is 2 or... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090253040 - Alkaline dry battery and method for producing the same: An alkaline dry battery of this invention includes: a cylindrical battery case with a bottom; a cylindrical positive electrode having a hollow, being in contact with an inner face of the battery case, and containing a manganese dioxide powder and a graphite powder; a negative electrode disposed in the hollow... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090253041 - Flooded lead-acid battery and method of making the same: Positive active material pastes for flooded deep discharge lead-acid batteries, methods of making the same and lead-acid batteries including the same are provided. The positive active material paste includes lead oxide, a sulfate additive, and an aqueous acid. The positive active material paste contains from about 0.1 to about 1.0... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090253042 - Method of preparing positive active material for rechargeable lithium battery, positive active material for rechargeable lithium battery prepared by same, and rechargeable lithium battery including positive active material: The present invention relates to a method of preparing a positive active material for a rechargeable lithium battery, a positive active material prepared according to the method, and a rechargeable lithium battery including the same. This manufacturing method includes preparing a complex salt solution by mixing a solution including a... Agent: LexyoumeIPGroup, LLC

20090253043 - Electrode assembly and secondary battery having the same: A secondary battery, which may include an electrode assembly, a can having an upper opening to receive the electrode assembly and a cap assembly finishing the opening of the can is disclosed. The electrode assembly may include a positive electrode plate provided with a positive electrode active material layer, a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090253047 - Electrochemical cell: An electrochemical cell comprises as an anode, a lithium transition metal oxide or sulphide compound which as a [B2]X4n− spinel-type framework structure of an A[B2]S4 spinel wherein A and B are metal cations selected from Li, Ti, V, Mn, Fe and Co, X is oxygen or sulphur, and n− refers... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20090253046 - Lithium ion electrolytes and lithium ion cells with good low temperature performance: There is provided in one embodiment of the invention an electrolyte for use in a lithium ion electrochemical cell. The electrolyte comprises a mixture of an ethylene carbonate (EC), an ethyl methyl carbonate (EMC), an ester cosolvent, and a lithium salt. The ester cosolvent comprises methyl propionate (MP), ethyl propionate... Agent: Karin E. Peterka, Attorney At Law

20090253044 - Nonaqueous electrolyte and lithium ion secondary battery using same: Obtained are a nonaqueous electrolyte solution suitable for a lithium secondary battery having a high energy density, wherein a decrease in the capacity due to charge/discharge cycles is remarkably small and no gas is generated when charging or storing the battery; and a lithium secondary battery using the same. This... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090253045 - Nonaqueous electrolytic solutions and nonaqueous-electrolyte batteries: Nonaqueous electrolytes capable of providing a battery having a high capacity and excellent in storability and cycle characteristics are provided. Also provided are nonaqueous-electrolyte batteries produced with the electrolytes. The nonaqueous electrolytes include ones which (1) contains a cyclic carbonate having an unsaturated bond and further contains a fluorinated cyclic... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090253048 - Nonaqueous electrolyte solution, nonaqueous electrolyte secondary cell, and carbonate compounds: n

20090253049 - Non-aqueous electrolyte and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery using the same: A non-aqueous electrolyte can suppress decomposition of a solvent, improve the cycle life of a secondary battery, suppress the rise of resistance of a secondary battery and improve the capacity maintenance ratio of a secondary battery A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery formed by using such a non-aqueous electrolyte includes a... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

  
10/01/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20090246561 - In parallel hybrid power source comprising a lithium/oxyhalide electrochemical cell coupled with a lithium ion cell: A lithium oxyhalide cell electrically connected in parallel with a lithium ion cell is described. Importantly, the open circuit voltage of the freshly built primary lithium oxyhalide cell is equal to or less that the open circuit voltage of the lithium ion cell in a fully charged state. This provides... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.

20090246562 - Anode with ceramic additives for molten carbonate fuel cell: A molten carbonate fuel cell anode comprising a porous anode body, which comprises a nickel-based alloy and at least one ceramic additive dispersed throughout the anode body. The amount of the ceramic additive in the anode body is between 5 and 50% by volume. The nickel-based alloy is Ni—Cr or... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman, P.c John J Torrente

20090246563 - Electroactive material for charge transport: An electroactive material for charge transport. The material is formed of a plurality of nanocomponents including nanoparticles, in turn formed of conductive carbon-based clusters bound together by a conductive carbon-based cluster binder including nanoclusters and nanocluster binders, all having high densities of mobile charge carriers (electrons, electronic acceptors, ionic species).... Agent: David E. Lovejoy, Reg. No. 22,748

20090246564 - Fuel cell and method of operating fuel cell: Provided is a fuel cell which has a buffer space provided on a downstream side of a fuel supply space, and in which an output of a most downstream fuel cell unit is less affected by impurity gas stored in the fuel supply space.... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090246566 - Fuel cell cabinet heat management and thermal control system: A fuel cell cabinet is provided. The fuel cell cabinet includes a housing, a fuel cell contained in an interior of the housing, and a heat management system that manages and controls an internal air temperature of the housing to be one of at a predetermined temperature and within a... Agent: Commscope By Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, Pllc

20090246565 - Fuel cell system and fuel cell control method: A fuel cell system includes a membrane electrode assembly including an anode electrode, a cathode electrode, and an electrolyte membrane interposed between the anode electrode and the cathode electrode; a porous body in contact with the anode electrode; an anode passage plate in contact with the porous body, including a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.

20090246567 - Fuel cell and anode: Process for suppressing the formation of solid carbon in a fuel cell comprising contacting a hydrocarbon feedstock with a promoted nickel-comprising anode, the promoter including gold or silver in an amount of 0.001 to 30% by weight calculated on the amount of nickel in the anode.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090246573 - Contaminant separator and isolation loop for a fuel reactant stream for a fuel cell: A separator scrubber (58) and isolation loop (78) decontaminates a fuel reactant stream of a fuel cell (12). Water passes over surfaces of an ammonia dissolving means (61) within the scrubber (58) while the fuel reactant stream simultaneously passes over the surfaces to remove contaminants from the fuel reactant into... Agent: Malcolm J Chisholm Jr

20090246571 - Determination of the lambda value of reformate with the aid of a fuel cell: The invention relates to a process for determining the lambda value (λactual) of reformate provided for supply to a fuel cell stack, in which the no-load voltage across at least one fuel cell element is detected and evaluated for determining the lambda value (λactual). In accordance with the invention it... Agent: Dickinson Wright Pllc

20090246574 - Fuel cell apparatus and drive method thereof: According to an embodiment, a fuel cell apparatus comprises an electromotive section including a cell including an anode and a cathode, and configured to generate electricity by a chemical reaction, a fuel tank configured to store fuel, a fuel channel configured to flow fuel through the anode, and an air... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090246572 - Method and a reactor for making methanol: Methanol is produced from carbon dioxide and water in a reactor comprising a cathode side with a cathode and catalyst for the cathode reaction, an anode side with an anode and catalyst for the anode reaction, and an intermediate membrane separating the cathode side from the anode side. The reactor... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090246570 - Method and apparatus for measuring crossover loss of fuel cell: t

20090246569 - Method for regenerating a reformer: A method for regenerating a reformer to which fuel (12, 14) and an oxidant (16, 18, 20) are continuously fed, the feed rate of the fuel (12, 14) being reduced for the purpose of regeneration as compared to the feed rate in the continuous operation. According to the invention, the... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.c. Intellectual Property Department

20090246568 - System for the generation of electric power on-board a motor vehicle which is equipped with a fuel cell and associated method: A system for generation of electric power on-board a motor vehicle of the type that includes a fuel cell, a reformer for supplying the fuel cell with hydrogen-rich gas, an air-compression device, and a control unit used to control the operation of the reformer. The reformer includes a main cold-plasma... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.

20090246577 - Fuel cell cabinet waste water management system: A waste water management system for a fuel cell cabinet is provided. The waste water management system includes a sealed device that collects and manages the flow of the water from a fuel cell. The sealed device manages a flow of the water from the fuel cell to one of... Agent: Commscope By Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, Pllc

20090246575 - Hydrogen storage material and related system: Disclosed herein is a hydrogen storage material comprising a metal hydride and an organic hydrogen carrier. Also disclosed herein is a hydrogen storage/fuel cell system which employs the hydrogen storage material.... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20090246576 - Reaction device and electronic equipment: Disclosed is a reaction device including: a reaction device body including a reaction section in which a reactant reacts; and a first container to house the reaction device body, wherein the first container includes a radiation transmitting region through which radiation from the reaction device body transmits.... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, Pc

20090246578 - Thermal management in a fuel cell system: Embodiments of thermally integrated HT PEM fuel cell systems are disclosed. In one disclosed embodiment, a fuel cell system comprises a fuel cell, a fuel processor configured to form a processed fuel for the fuel cell, and a thermal management system comprising a heat transfer fluid circulation loop that circulates... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP

20090246579 - Fuel cell system and flow control mechanism thereof: A fuel cell system and a flow control mechanism thereof are provided. The fuel cell system includes a plurality of fuel cells and the flow control mechanism. The flow control mechanism includes a distributing device and a confluence device, and the cells are stacked between the distributing device and the... Agent: Quintero Law Office, Pc

20090246580 - Fuel cell and fuel cell system: A fuel cell includes: an electrolyte membrane; an anode provided on one face of the electrolyte membrane; a cathode provided on the other face of the electrolyte membrane; an anode chamber, located adjacent to the anode, which stores fuel gas supplied directly to the anode; a water absorbing member, placed... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090246582 - Air feed system for fuel cell cabinets: An air feed system for a fuel cell cabinet is provided. The air feed system supplies temperature controlled air to a fuel cell. The air feed system includes a controller that controls the air feed system for maintaining a predetermined temperature range of the temperature controlled air entering the fuel... Agent: Commscope By Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, Pllc

20090246581 - Fuel cell system and cooling air supplying method of fuel cell: In a method of cooling a fuel cell, a fuel cell is provided with a housing in which first and second flow paths are defined to flow first and second airflows on first and second surfaces of the fuel cell, and the first flow path is communicated with the second... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.

20090246583 - Rapid start-up, auxiliary power, and air preheating device of high temperature fuel cell systems: This invention relates to a rapid start-up, auxiliary power, and air preheating device of high temperature fuel cell systems, which comprise of a metal sheet, metal mesh plates, insulated ceramic rings and a direct flame SOFC positive electrolyte negative assembly (PEN). The metal mesh plates are used to substitute the... Agent: Roger H. Chu

20090246585 - Cell structure of fuel cell and fuel cell stack: There is provided a cell structure of a fuel cell which does not require a bolt, a seal member, or the like for fastening components of the fuel cell by a staked body, which can apply a stable fastening pressure to the entire surfaces of the components to reduce a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090246586 - Film electrode assembly for fuel cell, polymer electrolytic cell for fuel cell and method for manufacturing polymer electrolytic fuel cell and film electrode assembly: There is provided a film electrode assembly for a fuel cell capable of preventing a polymer electrolyte film from being exposed. The film electrode assembly includes: a main body portion of a film electrode assembly having a polymer electrolyte film, and a pair of electrode layers having catalyst layers placed... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.l.p.

20090246587 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell includes an anode, a cathode, and an electrolyte membrane arranged between the anode and the cathode. A fuel deficiency countermeasure is implemented for the anode and a fuel deficiency countermeasure is implemented for the cathode. As a result, the fuel cell suppresses a decline in performance caused... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090246584 - Fuel cell catalyst regeneration: Systems and methods that facilitate operating proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells are provided. The methods can involve contacting a reducing agent comprising a mixture of hydrogen and nitrogen, or a reducing plasma with a cathode catalyst of a proton exchange membrane fuel cell to reduce the cathode catalyst. The... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090246589 - Fuel cell catalyst, process for preparation of the same, and membrane electrode assembly and fuel cell employing the catalyst: The present invention provides a catalyst having high activity and excellent stability, a process for preparation of the catalyst, a membrane electrode assembly, and a fuel cell. The catalyst of the present invention comprises an electronically conductive support and catalyst fine particles. The catalyst fine particles are supported on the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090246590 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a membrane electrode assembly including an anode electrode, a cathode electrode opposed to the anode electrode, and an electrolyte membrane interposed between the anode electrode and the cathode electrode; a porous body in contact with the anode electrode; an anode passage plate in contact with... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.

20090246588 - Planar fuel cell device: A planar fuel cell device including a fuel cell module, a first cathode channel plate, a second cathode channel plate, and a fixing structure is provided. The first cathode channel plate is adapted to be disposed on a first surface of the fuel cell module and includes a first curved... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, Pllc

20090246591 - Chemically stabilized ionomers containing inorganic fillers: Ionomeric polymers that are chemically stabilized and contain inorganic fillers are prepared, and show reduced degradation. The ionomers care useful in membranes and electrochemical cells.... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center

20090246593 - Membrane electrode assembly and fuel cell: A membrane electrode assembly includes an electrolyte membrane, anode catalyst layers, and cathode catalyst layers provided counter to the anode catalyst layers, respectively. An insulating layer is provided on the electrolyte membrane between adjacent anode catalyst layers. An insulating layer is provided on the electrolyte membrane between adjacent cathode catalyst... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090246592 - Membrane/electrode assembly for polymer electrolyte fuel cells and polymer electrolyte fuel cell: A membrane/electrode assembly 10 is used, which comprises a cathode 20 having a catalyst layer 22, an anode 30 having a catalyst layer 32, and a polymer electrolyte membrane 40 interposed between the catalyst layer 22 of the cathode 20 and the catalyst layer 32 of the anode 30, wherein... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.

20090246595 - Fuel cell assembly and inspection device: A fuel cell assembly and inspection device comprising a first base plate on which can be mounted a fuel cell stack including a current collecting plate placed on a first end plate and a plurality of unit cells stacked on the current collecting plate, and a pressure cylinder for pressing... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090246594 - Fuel cell piping structure: It is possible to appropriately assure insulation between a reactant gas piping and another part in a fuel cell case. In order to achieve this object, there is provided a fuel cell piping structure in which when arranging a reactant gas piping in a case (C) containing a fuel cell... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090246597 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack formed by stacking a plurality of power generation cells, and an ejector for supplying a fuel gas to the fuel cell stack. A flow rectifier member is provided at a portion connecting an end plate of the fuel cell stack and... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090246598 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack formed by stacking a plurality of power generation cells, and an ejector for supplying a fuel gas to the fuel cell stack. A flow rectifier for rectifying the flow of the fuel gas is provided at a portion of an insulating... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090246596 - Fuel cell system for charging an electric vehicle: A method for charging electric vehicles includes receiving information regarding an electric vehicle. At least a portion of the information is received through a vehicle interface configured to place a battery of the electric vehicle into electrical communication with a fuel cell system. A charge is delivered from the fuel... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090246599 - Tunnel bridge with elastomeric seal for a fuel cell stack repeating unit: A PEM fuel cell includes a first plate having a flow field for directing a first fluid along a surface thereof. A second plate includes a flow field for directing a second fluid along a surface thereof. A seal is disposed between the first plate and the second plate. The... Agent: General Motors Company Legal Staff

20090246600 - Fuel electrode catalyst for fuel cell, electrode/membrane assembly, and fuel cell and fuel cell system provided with the electrode/membrane assembly: A fuel electrode catalyst for fuel cell excellent in CO poisoning resistance, an electrode/membrane assembly using the fuel electrode catalyst for fuel cell, and a fuel cell and a fuel cell system including the electrode/membrane assembly are provided. The fuel electrode catalyst for fuel cell comprises a platinum-ruthenium first alloy... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090246601 - Process for preparing catalyst material: The present invention is intended to provide a catalyst material that supports active species densely, thereby having higher catalytic performance and serviceability as, for example, an electrode for fuel cells. To achieve the above object, the present invention provides a process for preparing a catalyst material, including: an electrochemical polymerization... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090246602 - Microparticle-supported carbon particle, method for production thereof, and fuel cell electrode: The fine particle-carrying carbon particle comprises a carbon particle with an average particle diameter of from 20 to 70 nm, and fine particles of a metal oxide with an average crystallite size of from 1 to 20 nm, carried on the carbon particle, wherein the metal oxide contains a noble... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090246603 - Process for reclaiming a contaminated electrolyte from an electrolytic cell used in the production of gaseous fluorine: A process for reclaiming a contaminated electrolyte in an electrolytic cell used in the production of gaseous fluorine. The contaminated electrolyte is a mixture of potassium bifluoride and hydrofluoric acid having metal ions therein. The process has the following steps: a) removing the contaminated electrolyte from the cell to a... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090246604 - Non-aqueous electrolyte battery, method of manufacturing the same and method of using the same: A non-aqueous electrolyte battery suppresses gas generation in a non-aqueous electrolyte battery having a negative active material that intercalates and deintercalates lithium ions at a potential not lower than 1.2 V relative to the potential of lithium for the negative electrode thereof. The non-aqueous electrolyte battery comprises a non-aqueous electrolyte... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20090246605 - Lithium rechargeable battery: Lithium rechargeable batteries having functional center pins are provided. A lithium rechargeable battery has a center pin whose top and bottom ends are blocked by a thermal cut-off composition to reduce the void volume inside a bare cell during initial overcharge. The thermal cut-off composition melts at a temperature within... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090246606 - Electric power source used with vehicles: An electric power source used with a vehicle includes: a battery block composed of a rechargeable battery; a cooling plate thermally coupled with the battery block to cool the battery; a cooling mechanism for cooling the cooling plate; and a controller for controlling the cooling mechanism to switch the cooling... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.l.p.

20090246607 - Laminate type battery and battery module incorporating the laminate type battery: A laminate type battery includes a laminate battery case and an electrode assembly. The laminate battery case includes two laminate films each having a metal layer and plastic layers provided on both faces of the metal layer, and has a welded portion in which peripheral edges of the two laminate... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090246609 - Battery cover latch mechanism and portable electronic device using same: A battery cover latch mechanism (100) used in portable electronic device (200) is described including a cover member (10) and a latch member (20). The cover member defines a fitting cavity (128). The cover member is fitted and slidable within the cavity. The cover member includes a deformable loop structure... Agent: Pce Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090246610 - Battery cover latching assembly: A battery cover latching assembly, detachably securing a battery cover to a housing, includes a button, battery cover, elastic member arranged between the button and the housing, and a resisting member resisting the battery cover away from the housing. The button includes a locking portion. The battery cover includes a... Agent: Pce Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090246608 - Rechargeable electric tool with a battery pack detaching device: A battery pack detaching device includes an electric tool and a battery pack. The electric tool has a bottom cover having two slide blocks and two hooks. The battery pack has a battery cartridge, a detaching unit and a top cover. The detaching unit is mounted on the battery cartridge... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.a.

20090246611 - Protective circuit board and battery pack using the same: A protective circuit board includes a printed circuit board, the printed circuit board including a first region and a second region, at least one safety device on the first region of the printed circuit board, the first region being thinner than the second region along a direction perpendicular to a... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.c.

20090246612 - Electrochemical device: An electrochemical device having an electrode matrix including a multilayer structure laminating positive and negative electrodes with a separator interposed therebetween; wherein at least one of the positive and negative electrodes has a resistance control layer at least at an edge part exposed when the separator thermally shrinks on a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, Plc

20090246614 - Electrode assembly and secondary battery having the same: An electrode assembly of a secondary battery includes a positive electrode including a positive electrode active material layer, a negative electrode including a negative electrode active material layer, a separator separating the positive and negative electrodes from each other, and an electrolyte. The separator includes a porous layer comprising a... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090246613 - Organic/inorganic composite separator and electrochemical device containing the same: An organic/inorganic composite separator includes a porous substrate having a plurality of pores; and a porous coating layer formed on at least one surface of the porous substrate with a plurality of inorganic particles and a binder polymer. The binder polymer is a copolymer including: (a) a first monomer unit... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090246615 - Battery pack: A battery pack that prevents a solder material from flowing down due to a tab electrically connecting a battery to a protective circuit board, thereby improving reliability, coupling efficiency, safety, and productivity is disclosed. The battery pack includes: a multi-cell battery having a positive electrode and a negative electrode, in... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090246616 - Battery module: A battery module includes a plurality of batteries provided adjacent to one another. Each battery includes a case, which has a frame-shaped peripheral wall having open ends and a sidewall provided at one end of the peripheral wall, and a cell which is contained in the case and exposed at... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.

20090246617 - Vanadium connector in an electrochemical cell for an implantable medical device: One embodiment of an electrochemical cell for an implantable medical device is presented. The electrochemical cell includes a first electrode. The first electrode includes at least one current collector with a tab extending therefrom. The at least one tab comprises one of vanadium and vanadium alloy.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20090246618 - Insert molded electrode grid: The present disclosure is directed to an electrode grid for a battery. The electrode grid may include at least one active material retaining segment, the active material retaining segment including one or more channels. The at least one active material retaining segment may be formed of at least one of... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090246619 - Center pin for secondary battery and secondary battery having the same: A center pin for a secondary battery and a secondary battery having the same, which optimizes a void volume of the secondary battery. The center pin is inserted into an electrode assembly of the secondary battery. The center pin has a longitudinal hole and includes a sealing member to seal... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090246620 - Lithium rechargeable battery: A lithium rechargeable battery including: a bare cell including an electrode assembly disposed in a pouch, the electrode assembly including two electrodes, a separator, and first and second electrode tabs that extend from the electrodes, through a first side of the bare cell; a protecting circuit board electrically connected to... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090246621 - Battery pack and battery-pack exterior casing: A battery pack is provided. The battery pack includes a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery that includes a substantially thin-plate-shaped battery element covered with a laminated sheet such that a positive electrode terminal and a negative electrode terminal are exposed, and has a first end face from which the positive electrode... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090246622 - Shock isolation for a battery: A battery includes a housing; a cell arrangement situated within the housing and storing a power; and a shock isolator disposed within the housing. The shock isolator absorbs an energy of a shock event upon the battery to prevent damage to the cell arrangement.... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20090246623 - Electrolyte composition for nickel-zinc batteries: Electrodes and electrolytes for nickel-zinc secondary battery cells possess compositions that limit dendrite formation and other forms of material redistribution in the zinc electrode. In addition, the electrolytes may possess one or more of the following characteristics: good performance at low temperatures, long cycle life, low impedance and suitability for... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20090246624 - Carbon material for negative electrode, electric storage device, and product having mounted thereon electric storage device: Mesoporous graphite is used as an active material of a negative electrode constituting a lithium ion secondary battery or a lithium ion capacitor. Specifically, the mesoporous graphite has a specific area within the range of 0.01 m2/g or more and 5 m2/g or less, and the total volume of mesopores... Agent: Darby & Darby P.c.

20090246625 - High performance batteries with carbon nanomaterials and ionic liquids: The present invention is directed to lithium-ion batteries in general and more particularly to lithium-ion batteries based on aligned graphene ribbon anodes, V2O5 graphene ribbon composite cathodes, and ionic liquid electrolytes. The lithium-ion batteries have excellent performance metrics of cell voltages, energy densities, and power densities.... Agent: Sheridan Ross Pc

20090246626 - Lithium metal foil for battery or capacitor: A lithium ion capacitor includes, as a lithium ion supply source, a lithium metal foil for batteries or capacitors. A current collector 4 and a separator 3 formed of a paper or resin nonwoven fabric are preliminarily pressure-bonded and integrated to opposite surfaces of a lithium metal foil 1 for... Agent: Osha Liang L.l.p.

20090246628 - Anode and secondary battery: A secondary battery capable of improving cycle characteristics is provided. An anode includes: an anode active material layer on an anode current collector, the anode active material layer including a plurality of anode active material particles, in which the average particle area of the plurality of anode active material particles... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090246627 - Battery pack: A battery pack that enhances the reliability and coupling force of a connection member electrically connecting two protective circuit boards is disclosed. The battery pack includes: a secondary battery including a positive electrode and a negative electrode; a first protective circuit board electrically connected to the battery; a second protective... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090246629 - Manufacturing method of electrode, electric storage device, and intermediate laminate member: In a current collector laminating step, a current-collector laminate unit 30 composed of current-collector materials 31 and 32 and a film material 33 is formed. Resist layers 34 having a predetermined pattern are formed on both surfaces of the current-collector laminate unit 30. An etching process is performed with the... Agent: Darby & Darby P.c.

20090246630 - Positive electrode for non-aqueous electrolyte battery and non-aqueous electrolyte battery:

20090246631 - Electricity storage device: Disclosed is an electricity storage device which can be charged/discharged at high rate and have high output, high capacity and excellent repeating charge/discharge characteristics, although it uses a non-carbon material as a negative electrode active material. Specifically disclosed is an electricity storage device comprising: a positive electrode collector; a positive... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090246632 - Lithium secondary battery and method of manufacturing the same: s

20090246633 - Manufacturing method of electrode material, and electric storage device: When a layered crystal material of vanadium pentoxide that can be used as a positive electrode active material is manufactured, a sulfur-containing organic material is not used as a raw material in the present invention. Therefore, uncertain adhesion of the sulfur-containing organic material to the layered crystal material is eliminated.... Agent: Darby & Darby P.c.

20090246634 - Layered crystal material, manufacturing method of electrode material, and electric storage device: A physical property of a suspension into which plural lithium materials, such as a lithium sulfide, lithium hydroxide, etc., and a vanadium material are dissolved is adjusted by using the plural lithium materials. According to the adjustment, the valence of pentavalent vanadium ions is controlled to be a desired ratio.... Agent: Darby & Darby P.c.

20090246636 - High energy high power electrodes and batteries: Subassemblies for use in an electrochemical device are provided, as are processes for preparing the subassemblies and electrochemical cells incorporating the subassemblies. In some embodiments, the subassemblies include (a) a first electrode and (b) a separator or a first current collector or both. The first electrode is bonded to the... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20090246635 - Polymer for lithium ion secondary battery and lithium ion secondary battery using same: A polymer for bonding the positive electrode and negative electrode of a lithium secondary battery, which includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode and an electrolyte solution, with a separator arranged between the positive electrode and the negative electrode. The polymer contains a cationically polymerizable monomer unit (A), a monomer... Agent: Kubovcik & Kubovcik

20090246638 - Electrochemical device: An electrochemical device comprises an electrode matrix including a multilayer structure composed of a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a first separator, and first and second dummy electrodes electrically connected to the positive and negative electrodes, respectively. The first and second dummy electrodes have respective opposing parts opposing each... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, Plc

20090246640 - Electrode assembly and lithium ion secondary battery having the same: An electrode assembly includes a positive electrode including a positive electrode active material; a negative electrode including a negative electrode active material; and a separator separating the positive electrode and the negative electrode from each other, and the separator including a porous layer formed by a combination of a barium... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090246637 - Secondary battery: The invention provides a secondary battery having positive electrode plates 14 and negative electrode plates, with insulating tapes 22A, 22B affixed to the cut end portions 14d, including an active material layer 14b portion thereof, of either the positive electrode plates 14 or the negative electrode plates, or both. These... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090246639 - Secondary battery: An electrode assembly for a secondary battery comprising an adiabatic plate attached to the negative electrode plate is disclosed. The electrode assembly comprises a positive electrode plate having a positive electrode collector, a positive electrode coating, and a non-coated area on the positive electrode collector. The negative electrode plate has... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090246641 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery:

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