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Chemistry: electrical current producing apparatus, product, and process November recently filed with US Patent Office 11/09

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11/26/2009 > 43 patent applications in 31 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20090291330 - Battery with enhanced safety: A battery includes a cell casing; a first terminal; a second terminal in electrical communication with the cell casing and electrically insulated from the first terminal; an electrode assembly in the cell casing; a current interrupt device (CID) in electrical communication with the first terminal and the first electrode or... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20090291329 - Battery with leads: A battery 10A with leads has a low-profile external casing acting 11 as one of a pair of electrode terminals and a closure plate 12 acting as the other of the electrode terminals. The closure plate 12 hermetically seals an opening of the external casing 11 via an insulating gasket.... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090291331 - Cell unit for a fuel cell: A cell unit for a fuel cell can include an electrolyte membrane, an electrode unit that includes an anode formed on one side of the electrolyte membrane and a cathode formed on the other side of the electrolyte membrane, and a porous current collector formed by coating a conductive material... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090291333 - Reaction product control system and process for controlling a reaction product in a fuel cell: A reaction product control system for a fuel cell that includes a controller and a fuel mass flow sensor linked with the controller. An oxidant mass flow sensor is also linked with the controller. Fuel and oxidant control devices are linked with the controller. A fuel and oxidant react to... Agent: Adaptive Materials Inc.

20090291332 - System and method of controlling fluid to a fluid consuming battery: A fluid regulating system is provided for controlling fluid to a fluid consuming battery having a fluid consuming cell. The fluid regulating system includes a valve and an actuator for opening and closing the valve. The actuator is controlled to open the valve when greater battery electrical output is required... Agent: Michael C. Pophal Eveready Battery Company Inc

20090291334 - System and method of controlling fluid to a fluid consuming battery: A fluid regulating system is provided for controlling fluid to a fluid consuming battery having a fluid consuming cell. The fluid regulating system includes a valve having a moving plate disposed adjacent to a fixed plate, and both having fluid entry ports to open and close a valve. The fluid... Agent: Michael C. Pophal Eveready Battery Company Inc

20090291337 - Hydrogen forming apparatus, fuel cell system and method of controlling hydrogen forming apparatus: A hydrogen generating apparatus including a reformer which performs a reforming reaction using a material and steam to generate hydrogen-containing gas; a water evaporator which generates the steam supplied to the reformer; a first water pathway through which reforming water to be supplied to the water evaporator flows; a pump... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090291338 - Increasing the efficiency of a fuel cell: A technique includes removing nitrogen from an air stream to produce an enriched oxygen stream and communicating the enriched oxygen stream to a cathode chamber of a fuel cell. The technique includes transferring the nitrogen that is removed from the air stream to a reactant stream of the fuel cell... Agent: Trop, Pruner & Hu, P.C.

20090291335 - Method for starting-up solid oxide fuel cell system: An SOFC system is started-up efficiently in a short time while letting a hydrogen concentration in a reformed gas high. A method for starting-up an SOFC system including a reformer having a reforming catalyst, and an SOFC which uses the reformed gas as a fuel, in which, catalyst A having... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090291339 - Method of operating a fuel cell system: A method of operating a fuel cell system including stopping power generation of a fuel cell which generates electric power using a fuel gas and an oxidizing gas, filling and keeping a combustible gas in a cathode of the fuel cell after said step, supplying the oxidizing gas to the... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090291336 - Solid oxide fuel cell system and its operating method: There are provided an SOFC system using kerosene as a reforming raw material, the SOFC system being capable of effectively cooling the cell and capable of being stably operated with no decreased efficiency, and an operating method thereof. The solid oxide fuel cell system includes reforming means for reforming kerosene... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090291340 - Compliant fuel cell system: A fuel cell assembly comprising at least one metallic component, at least one ceramic component and a structure disposed between the metallic component and the ceramic component. The structure is configured to have a lower stiffness compared to at least one of the metallic component and the ceramic component, to... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20090291341 - Fuel cell system: An object of the present invention is to provide a fuel cell system in which a noise and a vibration of a compressor can be suppressed. In order to achieve the above object, the present invention provides a fuel cell system including a fuel cell; a compressor for supplying an... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090291342 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell (1) having a plurality of unit cells (1a) stacked on each other, first and second end plates (1b, 1c) between which the plurality of unit cells are interposed, and a gas supply passage (1d) and a gas discharge passage (1e), both extending... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090291343 - Module for a fuel cell arrangement: A module for a fuel cell arrangement is provided, having plates which are configured in the form of a stack, at least two plates being partially joined to one another by a sealing element, at least one further seal being configured between the plates.... Agent: Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC

20090291344 - Fuel cell: On an anode side separator, an adhesive is applied linearly along the upper and lower edges of the four edges thereof, around a receiving part and around a through-hole and so on. On a cathode side separator, the adhesive is applied at the same locations as on the anode side... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090291345 - Membrane/electrode assembly for polymer electrolyte fuel cells, polymer electrolyte fuel cell, and processes for their production: To provide a membrane/electrode assembly for polymer electrolyte fuel cells, a polymer electrolyte fuel cell and processes for their production, which make it possible to stably exhibit a high power generation performance in various environments. A membrane/electrode assembly for polymer electrolyte fuel cells, which comprises a first electrode having a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090291346 - Solid oxide reversible fuel cell with improved electrode composition: A solid oxide electrolyzer cell or a solid oxide reversible fuel cell includes a solid oxide electrolyte. It may also include at least one of a first gadolinia doped ceria interfacial layer in contact with a first side of the electrolyte and a second gadolinia doped ceria interfacial layer in... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090291347 - Electrochemical reactor units and modules and systems composed of them: The present invention is an electrochemical reactor unit in which a plurality of electrochemical reactor cells constituted by a tube are housed in a porous material body having a heat releasing function and a current collecting function, these are electrically connected in series, and a fuel manifold is mounted to... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090291348 - Electrolyte membrane for fuel cell and method of manufacturing the same, membrane electrode assembly and fuel cell: The present invention provides an electrolyte membrane with high proton conductivity and low methanol permeability, a high output MEA and DMFC. The electrolyte membrane is characterized by comprising a metal oxide hydrate having proton conductivity and an organic polymer having proton conductivity. A preferable metal oxide hydrate is zirconium oxide... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090291350 - Electrolyte electrode assembly and fuel cell: A unit cell of a fuel cell is formed by sandwiching a membrane electrode assembly between a first metal separator and a second metal separator. The membrane electrode assembly includes a solid polymer electrolyte membrane having a reinforcement member on both surfaces of the outer end of the solid polymer... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090291349 - Separator for fuel cell and fuel cell stack using the same: A fuel cell separator capable of improving stack performance by reducing the deviation in cell performance and diminishing dead space, and a fuel cell stack using the same are disclosed. The fuel cell separator may include a base member, a first channel group disposed on a surface of the base... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090291351 - Apparatus and method for coating a paste containing a water-repellent substance, and method for manufacturing a fuel cell: Making use of the feature that a high polymer is difficult to fiberize when used at below the glass transition point, a pressure-feed device (22) and part of an upstream pipe (26) are covered by a temperature regulation device (128) and the heat exchange in the temperature regulation device (128)... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090291352 - Electrode material: An electrode material, including: catalyst particles formed by performing inclusion, by a porous inorganic material, for a conductive support and metal particles arranged on the conductive support and/or metal particles brought into contact with the conductive support.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090291353 - Electrode protection in both aqueous and non-aqueous electrochemical cells, including rechargeable lithium batteries: Electrode protection in electrochemical cells, and more specifically, electrode protection in both aqueous and non-aqueous electrochemical cells, including rechargeable lithium batteries, are presented. In one embodiment, an electrochemical cell includes an anode comprising lithium and a multi-layered structure positioned between the anode and an electrolyte of the cell. A multi-layered... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090291354 - Nonaqueous electrolyte battery containing a negative electrode of lithium-titanium composite oxide, battery pack and vehicle: A nonaqueous electrolyte battery, containing a case and provided in the case, a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The negative electrode comprises a lithium-titanium composite oxide, wherein a crystallite diameter of the lithium-titanium composite oxide is not larger than 6.9×102 Å. The lithium-titanium composite oxide comprises:... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090291355 - Positive electrode for non-aqueous electrolyte battery, negative electrode for non-aqueous electrolyte battery, separator for non-aqueous electrolyte battery, and non-aqueous electrolyte battery using them: A porous layer (32) is disposed between a separator and a negative electrode (13). The porous layer has a non-aqueous electrolyte permeability higher than that in TD of the separator. An excess electrolyte is contained in at least a portion of an internal space of a battery case that is... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090291356 - Cover latch mechanism and portable electronic device using same: A cover latching mechanism (100) used in a portable electronic device is described including a latching base (20), a cover member (10), and a latching member (30). The cover member has a latching protrusion (14) arranged thereon. The latching member is used to latch the cover member to the latching... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090291358 - Industrial truck having a battery compartment base with roller accommodation openings: The invention relates to an industrial truck, in particular a forklift truck, having a replaceable battery block (23) and a battery compartment (12) which accommodates the battery block (23), with the battery compartment (12) comprising at least one lateral access opening for inserting and for withdrawing the battery block (23),... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

20090291357 - Standable portable electronic device: A portable electronic device includes a main body and a battery cover. The main body defines a recess for receiving a battery therein. The battery cover is installed on the main body to cover the recess when the portable electronic device is in a first use mode, and the battery... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090291359 - Reformed battery grids: A method of making a grid for a battery plate of a lead-acid battery. A substantially planar web is manufactured to include a plurality of spaced apart and interconnected wire segments, which at least partially define substantially planar surfaces, have a plurality of transverse lands, and interconnect at a plurality... Agent: Reising Ethington P.C.

20090291360 - Surface-treated microporous membrane and electrochemical device prepared thereby: Disclosed is a porous film comprising: (a) a porous substrate having pores; and (b) a coating layer formed on at least one region selected from the group consisting of a surface of the substrate and a part of the pores present in the substrate, wherein the coating layer comprises styrene-butadiene... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090291361 - Wearable power supply for soldiers: A four-cell stick (40) is made from four 3.6 V lithium-thionyl chloride cells (10) connected in series. Five, four-cell sticks (40) are connected in parallel to form a 14V power pack (60). Two 14 V power packs (60) are connected in series (35) and in parallel (30) to create a... Agent: Dino Scorziello

20090291362 - Flat-type alkaline primary battery: A flat-type alkaline primary battery has a positive electrode mixture containing a positive electrode active material, a negative electrode mixture containing a negative electrode active material, and a separator for separating the positive electrode mixture and the negative electrode mixture. An alkaline electrolyte solution is contained in the positive electrode... Agent: Bruce L. Adams, Esq. Adams & Wilks

20090291363 - Battery cover mechanism: A battery cover mechanism used in a portable electronic device includes a housing defining a receiving groove therein for receiving a battery, a cover mounted an elastic member, the elastic member defines a locking space, the housing has a protrusion formed thereon, the protrusion is latched with the locking space... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090291364 - Electrolytic solution: wherein Rf is a fluorine-containing ether group (Ia) having, at its end, a moiety represented by the formula: HCFX (X is H or F); R is an alkyl group in which hydrogen atom may be substituted with halogen atom and hetero atom may be contained in its chain, and an... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090291365 - 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

20090291366 - Method of preparing cathode containing iron disulfide for a lithium cell: A primary cell having an anode comprising lithium or lithium alloy and a cathode comprising iron disulfide (FeS2) or a mixture of iron disulfide (FeS2) and iron sulfide (FeS) and conductive carbon particles. A cathode slurry is prepared comprising the FeS2 or FeS2 plus FeS powder, conductive carbon, binder, and... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090291367 - Lithium secondary battery and method of manufacturing same: A lithium secondary battery includes a positive electrode made from a positive electrode active material and a semiconductor substrate that is directly laminated on the positive electrode. A charge carrier formed in the positive electrode active material when the lithium secondary battery is charged and a carrier of the semiconductor... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090291368 - Carbon foam based three-dimensional batteries and methods: A three-dimensional battery can include a three-dimensional porous carbon foam base and an anode current collector bonded to and in electrical communication with a first region of the base. The three-dimensional battery can also include an electrolyte layer disposed over the three-dimensional porous carbon foam base and a cathode current... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20090291369 - Solid electrolyte comprising fluorine-containing polymer having fluorine-containing ether chains: There is provided a fluorine-containing polymer solid electrolyte which has an excellent ion-conducting property, is high in oxidation resistance, is stable electrochemically and thermally, has sufficient strength and is applicable to various electrochemical devices. The electrolyte comprises (I) a non-crystalline fluorine-containing polymer which has a polar nonionic functional group and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090291371 - Anode and secondary battery including the same: A secondary battery having high cycle characteristics is provided. The secondary battery includes a cathode, an anode, and an electrolyte. In the anode, an anode active material layer containing silicon, carbon, and oxygen as an anode active material is provided on an anode current collector. In the anode active material,... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090291370 - Electrolyte for lithium ion secondary battery and lithium ion secondary battery comprising the same: An electrolyte for a lithium ion secondary battery includes a non-aqueous organic solvent; a lithium salt; and a phosphonitrile fluoride trimer as an additive, and a lithium ion secondary battery comprising the same. The thickness increase rate of a lithium ion secondary battery including the electrolyte is reduced even when... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

  
11/19/2009 > 43 patent applications in 31 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20090286107 - Ferritic alloy compositions: The invention relates to a ferritic alloy composition. In one aspect, the ferritic alloy composition comprises about 16 to 20 wt. % Cr, about 7 to 11 wt. % Mo, and the balance Fe. In another aspect, the ferritic composition comprises about 10 to 14 wt. % Cr, about 7... Agent: Ut-battelle, LLC Office Of Intellectual Property

20090286108 - Hybrid electronic device including semiconductor chip and fuel cell, method of fabricating the same and system having the same: A hybrid electronic device according some embodiments disclosed herein can be generally characterized as including a semiconductor chip and a fuel cell. The semiconductor chip may be in electrical communication with the fuel cell, in thermal communication with the fuel cell, or a combination thereof. The hybrid electronic device may... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C.

20090286109 - Fuel cell system and driving method of fuel cell system: In a fuel cell system equipped with polymer electrolyte fuel cells, an alternating current generator applies an alternating current of a fixed frequency and a fixed amplitude to the fuel cells. An alternating current voltage acquisition module (combination of a filter unit and an A-D converter with a controller) extracts... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090286110 - Fuel cell system and its operation stop method: The present invention relates to a fuel cell system including a fuel cell which has a catalyst layer therein and which receives supply of a reactive gas to generate a power, and a refrigerant system which supplies a refrigerant to the fuel cell to control a temperature of the fuel... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090286113 - Fuel cell, supply and disposal unit for fuel cells, and method for removing reaction products from fuel cells: The inventions relate to a fuel cell in which the disposal of reaction products is possible in a particularly advantageous manner and also to a supply and disposal unit which can be part of such a fuel cell or can be connected to such a fuel cell. The inventions relate... Agent: Henricks Slavin And Holmes LLP Suite 200

20090286112 - Method for accelerating activation of fuel cell: The present invention provides a method for accelerating activation of a fuel cell, which can significantly reduce the time required for the activation of the fuel cell and the amount of hydrogen used and facilitate the activation of the fuel cell.... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090286111 - Self-tuning thermal control of an automotive fuel cell propulsion system: A fuel cell system that employs an on-line self-tuning algorithm that provides temperature control of a fuel cell stack in response to disturbances on the system. The system includes a thermal sub-system having a cooling fluid pump that pumps a cooling fluid through the fuel cell stack, a temperature sensor... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20090286114 - Active metal fuel cells: Active metal fuel cells are provided. An active metal fuel cell has a renewable active metal (e.g., lithium) anode and a cathode structure that includes an electronically conductive component (e.g., a porous metal or alloy), an ionically conductive component (e.g., an electrolyte), and a fluid oxidant (e.g., air, water or... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20090286116 - Fuel cell system and control method thereof: The present invention provides a fuel cell system and a control method thereof that performs a scavenging process when the fuel cell is stopped, whereby stable electrical power production is ensured after startup, and faster startup is possible. The fuel cell system performs the scavenging process in which scavenging gas... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090286115 - Method for avoiding gaseous impurity inclusions in at least one gas chamber of a fuel cell during an idle period and fuel cell equipped with means for carrying out the method: A method and apparatus are provided for avoiding gaseous impurity inclusions in at least one gas chamber of a fuel cell during an idle period of the fuel cell through the production of a positive pressure in the at least one gas chamber. The method includes the steps producing educts... Agent: Ronald E. Greigg Greigg & Greigg P.l.l.c.

20090286118 - Bipolar plate coating architecture for fuel cells and methods of making and using the same: One exemplary embodiment of the invention includes a method including providing a bipolar plate for a fuel cell having a reactant gas flow field defined therein by a plurality of lands and at least one channel, and depositing a low contact resistant material selectively over portions of the lands leaving... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.

20090286119 - Fuel cell cabinet air feed and exhaust system for hyrdrogen declassification: A fuel cell cabinet air feed and exhaust system is provided. The air feed and exhaust system includes a sealed air feed system that feeds air from outside a fuel cell cabinet to a fuel cell disposed inside the fuel cell cabinet, and a sealed air exhaust system that exhausts... Agent: Commscope By Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090286117 - Plant with high-temperature fuel cells and a multi-component sleeve for a cell stack: The plant (1) with high temperature fuel cells (11) includes a multi component sleeve (4, 12, 13) for a cell stack (5). Axially directed chambers (7) for an afterburning process are arranged between the periphery of the stack (5) and an outer region of the sleeve. A construction which fixes... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090286125 - Bi-electrode supported solid oxide fuel cells having gas flow plenum channels and methods of making same: A solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) has a porous electrode support structure on both sides of a thin electrolyte layer. The porous electrode supported cell is formed with gas flow plenum channels on an outer surface of the electrode scaffold.... Agent: Macmillan Sobanski & Todd, LLC

20090286120 - Casing for fuel battery and fuel battery using the same: This invention provides a casing for storing MEA, which has satisfactory corrosion resistance to formic acid produced in an electrode reaction of MEA. There is also provided a casing formed of a material having the lowest possible specific gravity that can apply a suitable pushing pressure to MEA and a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090286122 - Composite membranes and their use in electrochemical cells: A composite membrane suitable for use in an electrochemical cell, comprises layers of a hydrophilic material and of a second material having relatively high conductivity and which is also relatively susceptible to dehydration.... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20090286124 - Membrane electrode assembly for fuel cell, method for making the same, and fuel cell system including the same: A membrane-electrode assembly for a fuel cell including a first substrate and a second substrate and a catalyst layer between the first substrate and the second substrate is provided, where the first substrate is a polymer electrolyte membrane and the second substrate is a electrode substrate, or the first substrate... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090286123 - Polymer electrolyte fuel cell and manufacturing method for electrode-membrane-frame assembly: In a manufacturing method for an electrode-membrane-frame assembly in a fuel cell, a first frame member and an electrolyte membrane member are arranged in a first mold for injection molding such that the edge of the electrolyte membrane member is arranged on the first frame member, a second mold is... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090286121 - Solid polymer electrolytic fuel cell: Elastic members that are integrally joined to a frame member are placed between an outer edge of an electrode unit and an inner edge of the frame member, and in the assembled state of the single cell module, the elastic members are elastically deformed in the thickness direction of a... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090286126 - Tube-shaped solid polymer fuel cell and method for producing tube-shaped solid polymer fuel cell: The tube-shaped solid polymer fuel cell of the present invention makes it possible to improve gas flowability at the time of production of catalyst layers while avoiding infiltration of the gas channels by a catalyst ink so as to block the channels and thus lower cell resistance at the time... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090286127 - Cell unit for a fuel cell and method for manufacturing the same: Disclosed are a cell unit for a fuel cell and a method for manufacturing the same. The cell unit for a fuel cell can include an electrolyte membrane; an electrode unit, comprising an anode being formed on one surface of the electrolyte membrane and a cathode being formed on the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090286128 - Sole polyelectrolyte film and process for producing same, and fuel cell: In the present invention, a solid polyelectrolyte film is obtained by irradiating a dense fluorinated resin film having a thickness of 10 to 50 μm in an inert gas atmosphere with an electron beam having been accelerated at an accelerating voltage of 60 to 300 kV in vacuum and transmitted... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090286133 - Bipolar plate with inlet and outlet water management features: A fuel cell assembly is disclosed that utilizes a fuel cell plate having hydrophobic portions adjacent an inlet and an outlet formed therein, and a hydrophilic portion formed in the flow channels of the fuel cell plate adjacent the hydrophobic portions, wherein the hydrophilic portion and the hydrophobic portion facilitate... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20090286134 - End plate for fuel cell stack and method for manufacturing the same: The present invention provides an end plate for fuel cell stack and a method for manufacturing an end plate, which can increase flexural rigidity per weight, and improve strain at break, and reduce heat transmission by applying hybrid core element having honeycomb and form structures to an end plate having... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090286129 - Fuel-cell-equipped apparatus: A fuel-cell-equipped apparatus includes a fuel cell unit that includes a fuel cell module and a fuel cell case. The fuel cell module includes cells stacked on each other and is housed in the fuel cell case. A pipe is provided at one side of the fuel cell module in... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090286132 - Hydrolytically-stable hydrophilic coatings for pemfc bipolar plate: Bipolar plates useful for fuel cell applications include a plate body having a channel-defining surface that is at least partially coated with a hydrophilic layer. This hydrophilic layer comprises residues of a silane-coupling agent in a sufficient amount such portions of the first hydrophilic layer have a contact angle less... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20090286135 - Liquid supply container and fuel cell system with same: A liquid supply container is provided which includes a liquid storage portion (11) for storing liquid therein, having a pair of side walls (13A and 13B) arranged to face each other. The liquid storage portion has a supply port (12) arranged on a wall different from the pair of side... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090286131 - Separator material for polymer electrolyte fuel cells and process of producing the same: An inexpensive separator material is disclosed which has low electrical resistivity, a low degree of electrical resistivity anisotropy, and excellent gas impermeability, and is suitable for polymer electrolyte fuel cells. The separator material includes a sheet-shaped graphite and cured resin molded product which includes 100 parts by weight of a... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20090286130 - Water repellent layer-forming tape: The present invention mainly intends to provide a water-repellent layer-forming tape, which enables a water-repellent layer to be provided by a simple method. In order to achieve the object, the present invention provides a water-repellent layer-forming tape to be used for forming a water-repellent layer of a tube-type fuel cell,... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090286136 - Fuel cell and separator for the same: The contraction and deformation of a seal member are inhibited. To realize this, in a separator in which the shapes of projections and recesses forming at least fluid passages are inverted from each other on the front surface and the back surface of the separator and which is provided with... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090286137 - Recycling batteries having basic electrolytes: Embodiments related to recycling alkaline batteries are disclosed. In one disclosed embodiment, a method for recycling a battery having a basic electrolyte comprises rupturing the battery under anaerobic conditions and flooding the interior of the battery with carbon dioxide in an anaerobic chamber.... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP

20090286138 - Film-covered electrical device packaging system: A film-covered electrical device packaging system of the present invention includes frame member (10) which holds film covered battery (1) by an outer periphery portion of film covered battery (1) and which has a portion thicker than the thickness of power generation element (2), and in which waste gas channel... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090286139 - Lithium secondary battery: A main object of the present invention is to provide a lithium secondary battery whose potential can be rapidly increased immediately after the start of overcharge, thereby terminating charging before a safety valve is actuated. This object can be solved by a lithium secondary battery comprising: a cathode having a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090286140 - Lithium secondary battery including discharge unit: Provided is a lithium secondary battery including a discharge unit capable of delaying or preventing a battery explosion. The lithium secondary battery includes a discharge unit disposed parallel to a battery body. The discharge unit includes a first electrode connected to a positive electrode of the battery body, a second... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090286141 - Battery assembly: A battery assembly of the invention includes a secondary battery formed by stacking a plurality of unit battery cells having a cathode and an anode, collector electrodes provided on respective end surfaces of the secondary battery positioned in the stacking direction of the unit battery cells; and terminal portions formed... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090286143 - Battery pack: A battery pack according to the invention has a housing, at least one rechargeable battery cell, and at least one temperature sensor that is attachable in a thermally conductive fashion to the rechargeable cell. At least one clamping element is provided, which cooperates with the temperature sensor in such a... Agent: Ronald E. Greigg Greigg & Greigg P.l.l.c.

20090286142 - Single point battery watering system including battery refill valves incorporating flame arrestors: The present invention is directed to a refill valve for use in single point battery watering systems for refilling wet cell batteries. The refill valve comprises a porous internal flame arrestor that is in the path of the liquid. Such a design is advantageous because it prevents the internal propagation... Agent: Niro, Scavone, Haller & Niro

20090286144 - Battery case for carrying rechargeable battery: A battery case includes a space for receiving a rechargeable battery therein and at least one contact point is connected to one sidewall of the space. A circuit is connected with the at least one contact point and a switch located on outside of the battery case is electrically connected... Agent: Wu, Ping-hsien

20090286145 - Electrical device having a battery pack with an easy attachment and release mechanism: An electrical device has a device body defining a cavity for receiving a battery pack, the battery pack has an arm and a sleeve that at least partially surrounds the arm, and the sleeve is rotatable relative to the arm around an axis of rotation.... Agent: Striker, Striker & Stenby

20090286146 - Pole bridge for a battery: The invention relates to a cell connector (6) for a battery, especially for absorbing, in conjunction with at least one damping element (9), the vertical forces that are caused by the impact of shocks. The cell connector (6), at one end, is connected to the positive or negative electrodes (4,... Agent: Goodman, Allen & Filetti PLLC

20090286147 - Composite porous membrane, method of producing composite porous membrane, and battery separator, battery and capacitor using the same: The present invention provides a composite porous membrane suited for a separator for a battery having excellent ion permeability, low pore blocking temperature, and high membrane breakage temperature by compositing resin porous membranes having different melting points (or softening points) without using a termocompression bonding method or a method of... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090286148 - Method for evaluating internal short-circuit of battery, device for evaluating internal short-circuit of battery, battery, battery pack and their manufacturing methods: Methods for evaluating battery safety under internal short-circuit conditions are improved to eliminate variations in evaluation results and accurately evaluate battery safety under internal short-circuit conditions. An internal short-circuit is caused in a battery by using an internal short-circuit causing method in which battery information obtained upon the occurrence of... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090286149 - Adaptive reconfigurable battery: Embodiments of the present invention relate to methods and apparatus for a dynamic reconfigurable battery system for supporting power-aware computing. The present invention allows each cell of a multi-cell battery to be charged and/or discharged separately depending on an external load that is applied to the system. The present invention,... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090286150 - Battery tab and packaging frame design: Improved battery packaging and constructions for batteries, particularly thin, flat-profile packaged batteries are provided. The battery packaging constructions may eliminate the need for soldering by providing current collector tabs coated by electrically conductive adhesive tape such as z-axis conductive tape and may provide support for current collector tabs and a... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20090286151 - Lithium-ion battery: A lithium-ion battery includes a positive electrode having an active material and a polymeric separator configured to allow electrolyte and lithium ions to flow between a first side of the separator and an opposite second side of the separator. The battery also includes a liquid electrolyte having a lithium salt... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090286152 - Electricity storage device: An electricity storage device of the present invention is provided with a storage battery 4 including a positive electrode terminal 7 and a negative electrode terminal 8 and a housing 5 for accommodating this storage battery 4 and is so constructed as to satisfy at least one of a first... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090286153 - Plate assembly, core and lithium ion battery: Disclosed are a plate assembly for a battery, a core and a lithium ion battery. The plate assembly comprises a plate, a conductive terminal and a membrane bag, the plate is encapsulated in the membrane bag, an encapsulation line is formed when the membrane bag is encapsulated, and the conductive... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090286154 - Process for the preparation of an electrolyte: The invention provides a process for preparing a crystalline vanadyl sulphate/vanadous sulphate material, the process including the steps of providing a mixture of vanadium pentoxide (V2O5) and vanadium trioxide (V2O3); adding to the mixture a predetermined volume of a sulphuric acid solution to produce a powder slurry; and heating the... Agent: Pauley Petersen & Erickson

20090286155 - Lithium difluorophosphate, electrolyte containing lithium difluorophosphate, process for producing lithium difluorophosphate, process for producing nonaqueous electrolyte, nonaqueous electrolyte, and nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery containing the: e

20090286156 - Method for production of an anode for a lithium-ion battery:

20090286157 - Surface modification agents for lithium batteries: An active material for an electrochemical device may have a surface modification agent that is a silane, organometallic compound, or a mixture of two or more of such compounds. Both negative and positive electrodes may be prepared from the surface modified active materials. The surface of an electrode may be... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090286158 - Lithium-ion battery: A lithium-ion battery includes a positive electrode that includes a positive current collector, a first active material, and a second active material. The lithium-ion battery also includes a negative electrode comprising a negative current collector, a third active material, and a quantity of lithium in electrical contact with the negative... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090286159 - Lithium secondary battery and electrodes for use therein: The present invention relates to a positive electrode for a rechargeable lithium ion battery comprised of single particles containing a compound of the formula LiMPCU, whereby M is a metal selected from the group consisting of Co, Ni, Mn, Fe, Ti or combinations thereof, and whereby in a X-Ray diffraction... Agent: Hedman & Costigan P.C.

20090286160 - Non-aqueous electrolyte battery and method of manufacturing the same: A non-aqueous electrolyte battery comprising a non-aqueous electrolyte containing an electrolyte salt and a non-aqueous solvent, a positive electrode and a negative electrode is characterized in that the main active material of said negative electrode is an active material that intercalates/deintercalates lithium ions at a potential not lower than 1.2... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20090286161 - Microporous polyolefin membrane, its production method, battery separator, and battery: A microporous polyolefin membrane having a structure in which its pore size distribution curve obtained by mercury intrusion porosimetry has at least two peaks, which is produced by (1) extruding a melt-blend of (a) (i) a polyethylene resin containing 7% or less by mass of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene having a weight-average... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090286162 - Redox shuttles for high voltage cathodes: Overcharge protection is provided for rechargeable electrochemical lithium-ion cells. The electrolyte in the provided cells contains a cyclable redox shuttle molecule that can operate in cells with high voltage cathode materials.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090286163 - Electrolyte mixtures useful for li-ion batteries: The present invention provides for the preparation of ionic liquid-lithium salt-low molecular weight liquid polymer mixtures. The mixture is useful as an electrolytic solution. Thus, the mixture is suitable as an electrolyte in batteries and supercapacitors as well as an active material for solid state light-emitting devices or polymer light-emitting... Agent: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

20090286164 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a non-aqueous electrolyte, and an insulating layer formed on a surface of the positive electrode. The positive electrode includes a lithium nickel composite oxide having a layer structure, and the lithium nickel composite oxide is represented by the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

  
11/12/2009 > 43 patent applications in 31 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20090280359 - Side spring compression retention system: A compression retention system for a fuel cell system is provided. The compression retention system includes a first end unit and a second end unit configured to hold a fuel cell stack therebetween. A spring configured to apply a compressive force to the fuel cell stack is disposed between a... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20090280360 - Derivation of control parameters of fuel cell systems for flexible fuel operation: A method of operating a fuel cell system includes characterizing the fuel or fuels being provided into the fuel cell system, characterizing the oxidizing gas or gases being provided into the fuel cell system, and calculating at least one of the steam:carbon ratio, fuel utilization and oxidizing gas utilization based... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090280362 - Fuel cell generator with fuel electrodes that control on-cell fuel reformation: A fuel cell for a fuel cell generator including a housing including a gas flow path for receiving a fuel from a fuel source and directing the fuel across the fuel cell. The fuel cell includes an elongate member including opposing first and second ends and defining an interior cathode... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090280364 - Fuel cell system and method of operating same: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell, a fuel gas supply unit for supplying a fuel gas to the fuel cell, an oxygen containing gas supply unit, which has a heat exchanger for heating an oxygen-containing gas, for supplying the oxygen-containing gas heated by the heat exchanger to the... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090280365 - Fuel cell system and method of starting a fuel cell system: f

20090280363 - Hydrogen generator, fuel cell system comprising the same, and operation method thereof: A hydrogen generator comprises a reformer which generates a hydrogen-containing gas from a steam and a material gas, a first gas supply device which supplies the material gas, a combustor which combusts an exhaust gas exhausted from the reformer to heat the reformer, a combustion air supply device which supplies... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090280361 - Power supply system and method of controlling the same: A power supply system using a fuel cell comprises a chemical reaction section (100) including, a evaporation section (103, 112, 114) that receives a power generation fuel and water supplied to it, heating at least the water supplied to it to evaporate it and a reaction section (105, 107) that... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090280366 - Anode loop observer for fuel cell systems: A system and method for controlling the bleed valve in an anode recirculation loop of a fuel cell system. The system uses a model to determine the concentration of hydrogen in the recirculated gas by calculating the volume flow of the recirculated gas through a fuel cell stack, a pressure... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20090280367 - Extraction of energy from used cooking oil: The extraction of energy from used cooking oil is disclosed. In one embodiment, used cooking oil is admitted from a cooking appliance to an interface, and then to a reactor or a series of reactors where it is reformed into a hydrogen-containing, reformed fuel. The hydrogen-containing, reformed fuel is then... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP

20090280368 - Method for manufacturing a microreactor with increased efficiency for supplying a system for the production of energy for micro cell portable applications: A method for forming an increased efficiency microreactor for an energy production for portable applications includes at least one micro fuel cell. The microreactor has a reaction chamber including a catalyst for the production of gaseous hydrogen to be supplied to the micro fuel cell. The method may include providing... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.

20090280370 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack, a heat exchanger for heating an oxygen-containing gas using a heat medium before the oxygen-containing gas is supplied to the fuel cell stack, a reformer for reforming a raw fuel chiefly containing hydrocarbon to produce a fuel gas to be supplied... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090280369 - Solid oxide fuel cell steam reforming power system: The present invention is a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Reforming Power System that utilizes adiabatic reforming of reformate within this system. By utilizing adiabatic reforming of reformate within the system the system operates at a significantly higher efficiency than other Solid Oxide Reforming Power Systems that exist in the prior... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute Attn:IPServices, K1-53

20090280371 - Fuel cell system: A compact fuel cell system capable of preventing water from remaining in a pipe is provided. The fuel cell system 1 includes a fuel cell 2, a fuel gas flow control device 3 for controlling the amount of fuel gas flowing from a fuel gas supply system, a gas-liquid separator... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090280372 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system repeats first processing and second processing when the system is started. In the first processing, a control section controls an electric power distribution section so that electric power generated by a fuel cell stack is supplied to accessories and a secondary battery. In the second processing,... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090280373 - System and method for controlling an anode side recirculation pump in a fuel cell system: A system and method for controlling the speed of a recirculation pump in an anode recirculation loop of a fuel cell system based on a predetermined ratio of fresh hydrogen to recirculated anode gas. The system uses a model to determine the volume flow of the recirculated gas through a... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20090280375 - Sealing structure for fuel cell: An anode (11a) and a cathode (11b) are provided on either side of an electrolyte membrane (11). A first separator (2) is disposed so as to face the anode (11a), and a second separator (3) is disposed so as to face the cathode (11b). A first sealing member (12) is... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090280377 - Direct oxidation fuel cell: The direct oxidation fuel cell of the invention includes at least one unit cell, the unit cell including: a membrane-electrode assembly including an anode, a cathode, and an electrolyte membrane interposed therebetween; an anode-side separator; and a cathode-side separator. The cathode includes a first cathode catalyst layer, a diffusion layer... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090280378 - Membrane and electrode assembly and method for producing the same: Provided is a membrane and electrode assembly excellent in adhesion between the electrolyte membrane and the catalyst layer. A membrane and electrode assembly comprising an electrolyte membrane and an electrode comprising a catalyst layer on at least one surface of the electrolyte membrane, wherein the electrolyte membrane contacts the catalyst... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090280376 - Solid oxide fuel cell: A solid oxide fuel cell includes an electrolyte layer (101) made of a sintered product of a metal oxide powder, a fuel electrode (102) formed on one surface of the electrolyte layer (101), and an air electrode (103) formed on the other surface of the electrolyte layer (101) and including... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090280383 - Blended pem's with elastomers for improved mechanical durability: A blend composition comprises a fluorine-containing polymer electrolyte and a fluoro-rubber. An electrolyte membrane may be prepared from the blend composition. The electrolyte membrane may be used in electrochemical cells such as electrolyzers, batteries and fuel cells.... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20090280382 - Composite membrane: A composite membrane for fuel cell applications includes a support substrate with a predefined void volume. The void volume is at least partially filled with an ion conducting polymer composition. Characteristically, the ion conducting polymer composition includes a first polymer with a cyclobutyl moiety and a second polymer that is... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20090280381 - Diatomaceous earth proton conductor: Diatomaceous earth (“DE”) proton conductors are disclosed for use as electrolytes in electrochemical applications, such as fuel cells, gas sensors, humidity sensors, and pH sensors. The DE proton conductors may be formed by, for example, cutting from diatomaceous crude, pressing diatomaceous powder into pellets, or any other suitable shape-forming methods.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090280379 - Electrode binder solution composition for polymer electrolyte fuel cell: The present invention relates to an electrode binder solution composition for a polymer electrolyte fuel cell comprising a mixture of a solvent and a nonsolvent. The electrode binder solution composition can significantly improve electrode activity by maximizing formation of a three-phase interface of catalyst, binder and fuel at the electrode... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090280385 - Novel perfluorocarbon ionomer membrane with high proton conductivity and preparation thereof: The present invention provides a perfluorocarbon ionomer membrane with aligned fibril-like nanostructures and its preparation method.... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20090280384 - Polymer and membrane-electrode assembly for fuel cell, and fuel cell system including the same: e

20090280380 - Proton conducting membrane for a fuel cell or a reactor based on fuel cell technology: A proton conducting membrane for a fuel cell or a reactor based on fuel cell technology, consisting of a thin glass plate that allows for migration of protons from one side of the membrane to the other. Such a membrane is not affected by reactants that are common in DMFC... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090280390 - Fault tolerant fuel cell systems: A fuel cell system comprises a plurality of groups of fuel cells electrically connected in series-parallel. Each of the groups of fuel cells comprises a plurality of fuel cells connected in series-parallel. Each of the fuel cells may have a very small active area. The system provides passive fault tolerance... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090280388 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell is provided with an end plate arranged outside a cell laminate in the laminating direction of the cell laminate. The fuel cell is also provided with pressing device, arranged on the side of the end plate of the cell laminate, for adjusting a compressive load to be... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090280389 - Fuel cell separator and manufacturing method thereof: This invention provides a low cost fuel cell separator which reduces a contact resistance between a gas diffusion layer and the separator, has the capability of saving thickness as well as erosion resistance and mechanical strength. It is a feature of this invention that when the fuel cell separator has... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20090280387 - Fuel mixing apparatus and fuel cell system using the same: The present invention discloses a fuel mixing apparatus, comprising: a container capable of accommodating a fuel and comprising a first inlet, a second inlet, a first outlet and a second outlet; and a tank floating on the fuel inside the container, comprising a pair of openings and communicating with the... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20090280386 - Metallic bipolar plate for fuel cell: Proposed are a bipolar plate for a fuel cell and a method for the manufacture thereof. A simple, cost-effective manufacture is achieved with particularly good characteristics (high electrical conductance, high resistance to corrosion) by coating metallic plate material with Ti3SiC2 and subsequently forming it.... Agent: Jason H. Vick Sheridan Ross, PC

20090280391 - Package structure for fuel cell: Provided is a package structure for a fuel cell, including a first polar plate and a second polar plate. The first polar plate includes a first recess used to accommodate an anode of a membrane electrode assembly (MEA), and at least a first sealed flange surrounding the first recess. The... Agent: Apex Juris, PLLC

20090280393 - Membrane electrode assembly for fuel cell and manufacturing method thereof: A membrane electrode assembly for fuel cell comprises an electrolyte layer and a first electrode structure. The electrolyte layer has a first surface and a second surface. The first electrode structure disposed on the first surface of the electrolyte layer has a patterned microstructure. The patterned microstructure can be applied... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC

20090280394 - Power supply device: In a power supply device, a power supply body, and a cooling liquid that cools the power supply body are housed in a power supply casing. The power supply device includes a plurality of agitation members that agitate the cooling liquid; and a transmission mechanism that transmits driving power from... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090280395 - Battery thermal system for vehicle: A battery thermal system for use in a vehicle having a power plant, an air conditioning system and a battery pack, and a method of operation, is disclosed. The battery thermal system may include a refrigerant-to-coolant heat exchanger that selectively receives a refrigerant from the vehicle air conditioning system; a... Agent: General Motors Company Legal Staff

20090280396 - Battery residual quantity display method and electronic equipment: A battery pack detachably connectable to an equipment body to supply power to the equipment body, the battery pack including a battery cell, a microcomputer for communicating with the equipment body, a connection terminal connected to the microcomputer, a positive power supply input terminal connected to a cathode of the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090280374 - Process for sealing plates in a fuel cell: There is provided a process for sealing a coolant plate to an adjacent bi-polar plate or coolant plate in an electrochemical cell. The first coolant plate comprises at least one mating region for mating with a complementary region on the adjacent plate, the adjacent plate is a second coolant plate... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center

20090280392 - Electrochemical cell component: An electroconductive integrated substrate and a process of producing the same, which comprises a porous conductive gas diffusion layer having large number of pores with significant gas permeability, and a gas impermeable electroconductive flow field plate having landing surfaces laminated on the surface of gas diffusion layer and integrally bonded... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center

20090280397 - Battery holding structure for electronic device: A battery holding structure (100) for holding a battery (3) inside an electronic device includes a housing (1), an elastic sheet (26), and a block (112). The housing defines a battery chamber (10) and includes a top sidewall (11) and a bottom sidewall (15). The elastic sheet is formed on... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090280398 - Battery pack: Provided is a battery pack, which can increase coupling force between a holder and a protection circuit board, and improve processability and productivity. The battery pack includes a bare cell, a holder disposed at one side of the bare cell and having a first fastening part, and a protection circuit... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090280401 - Battery pack: A battery pack, including a cell, a circuit module electrically coupled to the cell, the circuit module including, an insulation substrate, an electrical element on the insulation substrate, and at least one resin layer surrounding the electrical element, and a cover surrounding the circuit module and coupling the circuit module... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20090280400 - Battery pack having batteries in a porous medium: A battery pack includes a porous medium positioned in a case. The porous medium hold several batteries. The battery pack also includes terminals for accessing power from the batteries held by the porous medium. The terminals are accessible from outside of the case. The battery pack also includes a flame... Agent: Mary Elizabeth Bush Quallion LLC

20090280399 - Power storage device: A power storage device includes: an electrolyte layer; and an electrode consisted of a current collecting portion and an electrode layer, wherein the thickness of the electrolyte layer is larger at a first position in a plane perpendicular to the stacking direction than at a second position where the heat... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090280402 - 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 (113), a housing member (111), a latch member (1137), a pressing member (15), and a releasing member (17). The latch member is used to latch the cover member to the housing member.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090280403 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly, a case, a cap assembly, and a core. The electrode assembly includes an anode, a cathode, and a separator interposed between the anode and the cathode. The case has a space for housing the electrode assembly. The cap assembly is connected to the... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090280404 - Nonaqueous electrolyte solution and lithium secondary battery using same: r

20090280405 - Process for modifying the interfacial resistance of a metallic lithium electrode:

20090280407 - Battery, electrode, and current collector used therefor: The present invention relates to a current collector including a base portion with a flat face, primary projections projecting from the flat face, and secondary projections projecting from the top of the primary projections. The present invention also relates to a current collector including a base portion with a flat... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090280406 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery comprising at least an electrode assembly having a positive electrode plate, a negative electrode plate and a porous insulation layer arranged in a manner that an exposed portion of a current collector provided at one edge of at least one of the positive electrode plate and the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090280408 - Novel thin film structures: A thin film structure, method of producing it and the use thereof. The thin film structure comprises a substrate with a thin conductive layer containing an oxidizing enzyme mixed with an electron transfer mediator. The thin layer is protected against wetting to allow for its storage in dry conditions and... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090280409 - Binder composition for secondary battery electrode, slurry for secondary battery electrode, and secondary battery electrode: t

20090280410 - Multilayer material based on active lithium, method of preparation and applications in electrochemical generators: A method for preparing a multilayer material based on active lithium, by depositing a film of active lithium on a protective layer at a sufficient speed so that substantially no oxidation of the lithium occurs, and/or during a sufficient time for the adhesion of the lithium to develop after contact... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090280412 - Lithium composite metal oxide and nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: The present invention provides a lithium composite metal oxide containing Li and at least one transition metal element, wherein at least one lithium composite metal oxide particle constituting the lithium composite metal oxide has both hexagonal and monoclinic crystal structures. Further, the present invention also provides a lithium composite metal... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090280411 - Positive electrode, production method thereof, and lithium secondary battery using the same: A positive electrode for a lithium secondary battery obtained by bonding a positive electrode-active material, a conductive material, and a current collector with a carbon which has a graphitization degree expressed by a peak intensity ratio, i.e. the ratio of peak intensity at 1360 cm−1 to peak intensity at 1580... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090280413 - Carbon material for lithium-ion secondary battery negative electrode, low-crystalline carbon impregnated carbon material for lithium-ion secondary battery negative electrode, negative electrode plate, and lithium-ion secondary battery: There is obtained a carbon material for lithium-ion secondary battery negative electrode, a low-crystalline carbon impregnated carbon material for lithium-ion secondary battery negative electrode, a negative electrode plate, and a lithium-ion secondary battery, each of which realizes a first charge/discharge cycle with less gas generation and provides a rapid charge/discharge.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090280414 - Additive for non-aqueous electrolyte and secondary battery using the same: wherein each of R1 and R2 independently represents a C1˜C6 alkylene group optionally containing a C1˜C6 alkyl group or C2˜C6 alkenyl group introduced thereto; R3 is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, C1˜C20 alkyl group, C3˜C8 cyclic alkyl group, C2˜C6 alkenyl group, halo-substituted alkyl group, phenyl group... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

  
11/05/2009 > 43 patent applications in 31 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20090274936 - Carbon monoxide catalyst system to remove co: The present invention provides an apparatus and method for removing CO gas from gas streams or static air. One application of interest in removing CO from air to provide clean air to breathe or other application such as CO monitoring instruments for calibration, to the air side of the fuel... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090274934 - Fuel cell system and starting method therefor: A fuel cell system and a starting method therefore prevent problems when the system is started. The fuel cell system includes a fuel cell, a secondary battery that is electrically connected with the fuel cell, and a cell temperature sensor that detects a temperature of the fuel cell. Energy which... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20090274935 - Fuel cell system designed to ensure stability of operation: A fuel cell control system is provided which is designed to ensure the stability of operation of a fuel cell stack. The system includes a magnetic sensor and a controller. The magnetic sensor works to measure a change in magnetic flux density of magnetic field produced by an electric current... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090274937 - Fuel cell system with circuit modules: A solid oxide fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack and a voltage providing member configured to provide a non-zero reference voltage to the fuel cell stack. The fuel cell stack includes a plurality of fuel cell stack subunits electrically coupled in series electrical connections and a plurality of... Agent: Adaptive Materials Inc.

20090274938 - Fuel reservoir for fuel cell: The fuel reservoir for a fuel cell is a fuel reservoir detachably connected with a fuel cell main body, and it is equipped with a fuel-storing vessel of a tube type for storing a liquid fuel and a fuel discharge part; the fuel discharge part is provided with a valve... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090274939 - Fuel cell system, fuel cell system drive method and fuel container for power generation: A fuel cell system having a fuel cell which performs a power generation operation with fuel for power generation of a fuel container; a water supply control section which extracts water from the fuel container and supplies the water to the fuel cell before the fuel cell performs the power... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090274940 - Fuel cell and fuel cell system: A fuel cell (101) of the present invention includes: a stack (1) formed such that one or more reacting portions (P) which generate electric power and heat by a reaction of a reactant gas and one or more heat transferring portions (H) which exchange heat with the reacting portions (P)... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090274942 - Polar plate, particularly end plate or bipolar plate for a fuel cell: f

20090274941 - Power generation cell for solid electrolyte fuel cell and structure of fuel electrode thereof: The present invention provides a power generation cell for a solid electrolyte fuel cell using a lanthanum gallate solid electrolyte as a solid electrolyte, particularly a structure of a fuel electrode of the power generation cell for the solid electrolyte fuel cell. The fuel electrode according to the first aspect... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090274943 - Crosslinked polymer electrolyte and method for producing same: e

20090274944 - Method for producing polymer electrolyte membrane, polymer electrolyte membrane and direct methanol fuel cell: A method for producing a polymer electrolyte membrane of the present invention include the step of modifying a polymer electrolyte membrane which is salt-substituted with a polyvalent cation, by a modification treatment selected from a heat treatment, an active energy ray irradiation treatment and a discharge treatment, and preferably include... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090274946 - Fuel cell: In forming a fuel cell stack by stacking a plurality of fuel cell units, in order to provide a fuel cell in which the fuel cell stack can be stably bound, the supply of fuel and conduction of respective cells can be surely performed, and stable power generation is possible,... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090274945 - Fuel cell and manufacturing method of the same: A fuel cell includes an electrical power generator that has an electrolyte, a first electrode provided on one face of the electrolyte, and a second electrode provided on the other face of the electrolyte, a conductive frame that has an electrical potential substantially same as that of the first electrode... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090274948 - Cordless power tool battery pack system: A battery pack is provided that includes a base unit, a top cover, a top circuit board, and a bottom circuit board. The base unit is disposed to retain a plurality of batteries, and the top cover is disposed to attach to the base unit to secure the plurality of... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP

20090274947 - Imidazolidinone nitroxides as electrode materials for energy storage devices: The invention relates to a an electrical energy storage device, such as a capacitor or a secondary battery, utilizing as active element the oxidation and reduction cycle of a sterically hindered imidazolidinone nitroxide radical. Further aspects of the invention are a method for providing such an energy storage device, the... Agent: Joann Villamizar Ciba Corporation/patent Department

20090274949 - Nonaqueous electrolyte battery: A nonaqueous electrolyte battery includes an outer case having one open end portion, a battery element held in the outer case, and a battery lid which is disposed on the one open end portion and which is provided with a protrusion portion protruded toward the outside of the battery, at... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090274950 - Electrochemical cell, and system comprising at least one electrochemical cell and a housing: n

20090274951 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and method for producing the same: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes an electrode group in which a positive electrode plate including a positive electrode active material formed on a positive electrode current collector and a negative electrode plate including a negative electrode active material formed on a negative electrode current collector are wound with a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090274952 - Battery module: A battery module includes a plurality of cells. The battery module also includes a housing configured to substantially enclose the plurality of cells. The battery module further includes a lower tray configured to receive the plurality of cells. The lower tray is located inside the housing adjacent a bottom of... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090274953 - Battery assembly for use in an electronic device: A battery assembly for use in an electronic device is provided. The battery assembly may include a battery cell (e.g., a rechargeable battery cell), a battery connector for providing power from the battery cell to the electronic device, and a flex circuit electrically coupling the battery cell to the electronic... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20090274955 - Multi-layer microporous polyolefin membrane and battery separator: A multi-layer, microporous polyolefin membrane having at least three layers, which comprises first microporous layers made of a polyethylene resin for constituting at least both surface layers, and at least one second microporous layer comprising a polyethylene resin and polypropylene and disposed between both surface layers, the heat of fusion... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090274954 - Porous film and laminated porous film: There is provided a porous film, comprising a polymer having a thermal decomposition initiation temperature of 200° C. or more and a raw material monomer thereof, wherein a ratio of the raw material monomer is 0.05% by weight or more and 5% by weight or less based on the total... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090274956 - Bus bar: There is provided a bus bar which electrically connects two terminals respectively provided to two batteries with each other and is formed of at least one tabular conductor, the bus bar including two connecting portions which are connected with the two terminals, and a convex portion formed into a convex... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090274957 - Battery can and method for producing the same and apparatus for producing battery can: A bottomed cylindrical battery can of the present invention includes a bottom wall and a side wall each having a predetermined thickness and being uniform in thickness. Alternatively, the bottomed cylindrical battery can of the present invention includes a side wall having a predetermined thickness and being uniform in thickness... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090274958 - Lithium-ion secondary battery: b

20090274959 - Enclosed nickel-zinc primary battery, its anode and production methods for them: A high-capacity enclosed nickel-zinc primary battery excellent in characteristics such as capacity maintenance factor, energy density, and high-efficient discharge characteristics, an anode using it, and a production method for them. An enclosed nickel-zinc primary battery which uses as an anode an anode active material of nickel hydroxide compound, such as... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090274960 - Anode active material, anode, and lithium secondary battery: The principal object of the present invention is to provide an anode active material suitable for rapid charging. The present invention provides an anode active material comprising a metallic part which comprises Sn or Si and has a film thickness of 0.05 μm or less, and thereby solving the problem.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

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