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Chemistry: electrical current producing apparatus, product, and process December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/09

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12/31/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090324996 - Microbial fuel cell and method: A microbial fuel cell includes a cell housing having first and second chambers. The first chamber is adapted for containing a fluid including a biomass. The second chamber is adapted for containing an oxygenated fluid. A cathode extends into the cell housing second chamber and an anode segment of an... Agent: Alix, Yale & Ristas, LLP

20090324997 - Power generating apparatus: This invention relates to a power generating apparatus including two systems. In one of the systems, a hydrogen gas is generated by hydrolysis, and a hydrogen demanding unit generates electric power. In the other system, electric power is generated based on an oxidation-reduction chemical reaction of an electrode and ions.... Agent: Burr & Brown

20090324998 - Scalable microbial fuel cell and method of manufacture: A microbial fuel cell includes a cell housing having first and second chambers. The first chamber is adapted for containing a fluid including a biomas. The second chamber is adapted for containing an oxygenated fluid. A cathode extends into the cell housing second chamber. An electrode assembly includes a bound... Agent: Alix, Yale & Ristas, LLP

20090325000 - Automotive rotatable power transfer system and method of operating same: A rotating power transfer system for an automotive fuel cell vehicle includes one of an impeller and turbine in fluid communication with a fuel cell stack, an electric machine and a shaft operatively associated with the one of impeller and turbine. The system also includes a heating element disposed within... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl

20090325007 - Control of paralleled fuel cell assemblies: Fuel cell stack assemblies (15, 16) connected in parallel through related power control portions (39, 40; 60, 61) of a system power converter (41) supply power to a common grid (22) or non-grid load (58) on an equal or near-equal current basis. Power command to one portion is one-half the... Agent: M.p. Williams

20090325005 - Electrolytic membrane: An electrolyte membrane comprising a reinforcement structure and an ionomer is provided. The reinforcement structure comprises a plurality of pores with a diameter of 0.3 μm to 2.5 μm as established by a PMI Capillary Flow Porometer and exhibit a linear swelling expansion below 0.5% for all directions in the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090324999 - Fuel cell device and system: The present invention relates to fuel cell devices and fuel cell systems, methods of using fuel cell devices and systems, and methods of making fuel cell devices. According to certain embodiments, the fuel cell devices may include an elongate substrate, such as a rectangular or tubular substrate, the length of... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20090325006 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system is provided with a power generation unit including stacked cells. Cell voltage signals are output from predetermined ones of the cells. A load change is applied to the generation unit, wherein first connection in which the first load is connected to the generation unit is switched... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090325002 - Fuel cells: The invention provides a fuel cell comprising an anode in an anode region of the cell and a cathode in a cathode region of the cell, the anode being separated from the cathode by an ion selective polymer electrolyte membrane, the anode region of the cell being supplied in use... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090325003 - Intermediate circuit, fuel cell system having the intermediate circuit, and method for controlling the intermediate circuit: An intermediate circuit for controlling the connection of a fuel cell stack to a load bus includes three switching elements arranged in a pi configuration. At least one such switching element is provided for short circuiting either or both of the fuel cell stack and the load bus, while a... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090325004 - Method for controlling output of fuel cell in fuel cell hybrid vehicle: The present invention provides a method for controlling output of a fuel cell to improve fuel efficiency of a fuel cell hybrid vehicle, in which the fuel cell is operated at a constant power at a maximum efficiency point, wherein the fuel cell and a storage means are directly connected... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090325001 - Non-circulating coolant pem fuel cell power plant with antifreeze back pressure air venting system: A PEM fuel cell (4) power plant includes a passive air vent (24) through which air separated from a cathode effluent stream can be expelled from the power plant. The air vent operates satisfactorily during ambient freezing conditions thus it is eminently suitable for use in mobile applications such as... Agent: William W. Jones

20090325008 - Reformer: P

20090325009 - Electric power supply apparatus and portable electronic device having the same: An electric power supply apparatus and a portable electronic device equipped with the electric power supply apparatus are disclosed. The electric power supply apparatus can include: a replaceable cartridge that supplies hydrogen or electrical power; a housing that forms a cavity, in which the cartridge may be inserted; a stack... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090325010 - Adaptive compressor surge control in a fuel cell system: A fuel cell system having an adaptable compressor map and method for optimizing the adaptable compressor map is provided. The method includes the steps of establishing an initial operating setpoint for an air compressor based on the adaptable compressor map; monitoring a surge indicator; adjusting the adaptable compressor map based... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20090325011 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell includes a membrane electrode assembly 1 in which an oxidant electrode and a fuel electrode are disposed on the respective sides of an electrolyte layer. The fuel cell includes a vibrating plate 32 which generates an acoustic wave, and which is disposed so as to face the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090325012 - Alkaline fuel cell system: An alkaline fuel cell system includes an alkaline fuel cell stack, a source of fuel gas, an oxidizer gas pump for oxidizer gas, an electrolyte tank, an electrolyte pump, an auxiliary electric storage device, and an electronic controller. The oxidizer gas pump is controlled by the electronic controller to deliver... Agent: Gowan Intellectual Property

20090325013 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a hydrogen path for supplying odorant-added hydrogen to the fuel cell, an estimating unit to estimate the depositing of the odorant in the fuel cell, and control unit to heat the fuel cell up to a temperature at which at least part of the odorant... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090325014 - Operation of an electrolysis cell: An electrolysis cell is controlled for operation under varying electrical power supply conditions. A flow of feed stock to the cell includes an electrolysis reactant at a controlled concentration. A varying amount of electrical power is supplied to the cell to produce an electrolysis reaction that generates a first reaction... Agent: Walter W. Duft Law Offices Of Walter W. Duft

20090325015 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system comprises a fuel gas supply conduit which supplies fuel gas to a fuel cell, a circulation conduit which returns discharged fuel gas discharged from the fuel cell to the fuel gas supply conduit, and a control device. When the control device determines that freezing may occur,... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090325016 - Fuel cell stack: A fuel cell stack comprises a stack of three or more fuel cells, each having an assembly in which an anode electrode and a cathode electrode are respectively joined to either side of an electrolytic membrane. The anode electrode is provided nearer to one end, in the stack direction of... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090325017 - Air battery and manufacturing method: A battery (10) is disclosed having a lithium foil anode (11) embedded within a liquid electrolyte (12) which is positioned between two similarly constructed battery cathode halves (13) and (14). Each cathode half has a first glass barrier (16) coupled to a first porous metal substrate (17), a second glass... Agent: Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz Intellectual Property Department

20090325021 - Cathode for fuel cell: A cathode for a fuel cell is provided, which includes an electrode catalyst layer. This electrode catalyst layer is constituted by a carried catalyst including a conductive carrier and catalytic fine particles carried on the conductive carrier, by a proton-conductive inorganic oxide containing an oxide carrier and oxide particles carried... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090325018 - Fixed installation for supplying electric power comprising a fuel cell: The invention concerns a fixed installation for supplying electric power comprising a fuel cell (2) arranged in a chamber (1) set on the ground (5) via support blocks (6), the air intake (11) in the chamber, advantageously provided with a fan (12), emerging into the volume (8) between the floor... Agent: Air Liquide Intellectual Property

20090325020 - Fuel cell: In a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell, a groove (cathode-side gas flow path) in a cathode-side separator, and a groove (anode-side gas flow path) in an anode-side separator are formed such that air and hydrogen flow in a direction opposite to the direction of gravity. A surface treatment may applied... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090325019 - In situ fuel cell contamination sampling device: A filtration device for a fuel cell system is provided. The filtration device includes a filter adapted to receive a reactant for a fuel cell. The filter includes a molecular sieve material adapted to separate a contaminant from the reactant supplied to the fuel cell. A membrane electrode assembly having... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20090325022 - Method of manufacturing a membrane-electrolyte assembly for fuel cells, and membrane-electrolyte assembly: A method of manufacturing a membrane-electrolyte assembly by a solution three-layer coating method enables the manufacture of a membrane-electrolyte assembly having a high generation efficiency in which the seeping of the electrolyte solution into the pores in the catalyst layer is prevented. The method comprises performing the application of individual... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090325024 - Proton exchange membrane fuel cell: An exemplary proton exchange membrane fuel cell includes a light-pervious first end plate, a second end plate, a light-pervious first bipolar plate, a second bipolar plate, and a membrane electrode assembly. The light-pervious first bipolar plate is arranged adjacent to the first end plate and capable of transmitting light having... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090325023 - Repetition unit for a stack of electrochemical cells, stack arrangements and method for production of repetition unit: The present invention relates to a repetition unit for a stack of electrochemical cells comprising a cathode-electrolyte-anode unit as well as a first layer and at least one further layer of an interconnector plate contacting it, wherein the first layer is made from sheet metal and is in electrical contact... Agent: Gibson & Dernier L.L.P.

20090325030 - Fuel cell electrolyte membrane with acidic polymer: An electrolyte membrane is formed by an acidic polymer and a low-volatility acid that is fluorinated, substantially free of basic groups, and is either oligomeric or non-polymeric.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090325025 - Hydrophilic and corrosion resistant fuel cell components: One embodiment disclosed includes a product comprising a fuel cell bipolar plate comprising a substrate comprising a first face, a reactant gas flow field defined in the first face, and a layer over at least a portion of the first face, wherein the layer comprises a zeolite.... Agent: General Motors Company Legal Staff

20090325029 - Membrane electrode assembly for fuel cell and fuel cell: A membrane electrode assembly for fuel cell that irrespectively of the front or backside of polymeric electrolyte membrane, exhibits high output performance, and that exhibits high junction at an interface between polymeric electrolyte membrane and electrode even under low humidification condition or high temperature condition, or in high current density... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090325026 - Polymer electrolyte membrane and producing method thereof, membrane-electrode assembly and fuel cell using the polymer electrolyte membrane, and evaluation ion method of ionic conductivity of the polymer electrolyte membrane: The preferred producing method of the polymer electrolyte membrane of the present invention is a producing method of the polymer electrolyte membrane having a micro phase separation structure, including an evaporating step of evaporating a solvent from a solution containing the polymer electrolyte having an ion conductive group, wherein a... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090325027 - Polymer electrolyte membrane composed of aromatic polymer membrane base and method for producing the same: Provision of, and a method for production of, a polymer electrolyte membrane, which is characterized by introducing a vinyl monomer into an aromatic polymer membrane substrate, typified by polyether ether ketone, polyether imide, or polysulfone, as graft chains by graft polymerization, and then chemically converting some of the graft chains... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090325028 - Polymer electrolyte membrane, laminate thereof, and their production methods: o

20090325035 - Fuel cell: A flow path member includes an orifice section, a pressure regulating section, a filter section, and a distribution section joined together integrally, and these components are detachably provided between insulating seals. In the orifice section, orifice holes are formed around a fuel gas supply passage. In the pressure regulating section,... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090325031 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system is provided, which does not malfunction when started below a freezing point nor require a large force to open a purge gas introduction valve. The purge gas introduction valve 42 that introduces a cathode gas into the anode is installed in the bypass pipe that bypasses... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090325033 - Liquid electrolyte fuel cell having an anode substrate layer thicker than the cathode substrate layer: A fuel cell (8a) having a matrix (11) for containing phosphoric acid (or other liquid) electrolyte with an anode catalyst (12) on one side and a cathode catalyst (13) on the other side includes an anode substrate (16a) in contact with the anode catalyst and a cathode substrate (17a) in... Agent: M P Williams

20090325034 - Separator for humidifier, humidifier, and fuel cell system comprising the humidifier: A separator for use in a humidifying device includes: main surfaces contacting steam permeable membranes (2), respectively; a fluid channel (3, 4) formed by concave portions (66, 81) of a convex-concave portion formed on each of the main surfaces; and an elastic layer (1a, 1c) formed up to at least... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090325032 - Transpiration cooling and fuel cell for ultra mobile applications: In some embodiments, transpiration cooling and fuel cell for ultra mobile applications is presented. In this regard, an apparatus is introduced having an integrated circuit device, a fuel cell to power the integrated circuit device, wherein the fuel cell produces water as a byproduct, a chassis to house the integrated... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

20090325036 - Bipolar plate and fuel cell unit: The invention relates to a bipolar plate for a fuel cell stack, which comprises at least a an anode-side sub-plate. An interior of the bipolar plate is enclosed by the sub-plates, with a fluid port area arranged having at least one fluid port, over which a fluid can be conveyed... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090325037 - Fuel cell fluid distribution plates: A fluid flow field plate for use in a fuel cell, the plate comprising a first plurality of channels formed in a first surface thereof and extending across the first surface in a predetermined pattern, the plate having a folded region along a lateral edge, the folded region comprising a... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090325038 - Fuel cell and proces for manufacturing a fuel cell: The present invention pertains to a fuel cell with a storage unit (4) for storing hydrogen (Hx), with a proton conductive layer, which covers a surface of the storage unit (4), and with a cathode (7) on a side of the proton conductive layer, which side is located opposite, wherein... Agent: O''shea Getz P.C.

20090325039 - Electricity storage device, use thereof, and manufacturing method thereof: Opposing electrode pairs (18a to 18c, 24a to 24c) are formed interposed separators (36a to 36c). The separators (36a to 36c) are porous, and thus nonaqueous electrolyte solution (12) can pass through the interior of the separators. Catalysts are adhered to regions, which are in direct contact with the nonaqueous... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090325040 - Lead acid storage battery: A lead acid storage battery according to the present invention comprises a battery container for housing a plurality of cells, a middle lid for covering the battery container, and an upper lid for covering the middle lid, wherein, on the upper surface of the middle lid, a gas discharging port... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090325041 - Lithium secondary battery: A lithium secondary battery is disclosed which includes: a cathode that is capable of storing/releasing a lithium ion, an anode that is capable of storing/releasing a lithium ion, a separator that separates the electrodes from each other, and an electrolyte solution. The cathode includes a cathode-active material and an electroconductive... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090325042 - Battery cell interconnect and voltage sensing assembly and method for coupling a battery cell assembly thereto: A battery cell interconnect and voltage sensing assembly and a method for coupling a battery cell assembly thereto are provided. The battery cell interconnect and voltage sensing assembly includes a frame member holding a plurality of electrical interconnect members and a circuit board with an electrical connector. The assembly routes... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090325043 - Middle or large-sized battery module: Disclosed herein is a middle- or large-sized battery module comprising a plurality of stacked unit cells, each unit module including two or more plate-shaped battery cells electrically connected with each other, each battery cell having electrode terminals formed at opposite sides thereof. The battery module is manufactured by connecting electrode... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090325044 - Battery assembly with enhanced properties: A battery assembly for use in an aircraft. The battery assembly may include a battery and a circuit configured to monitor the battery in situ. The circuit may include at least one sensor positioned to sense at least one property of the battery and a processor in communication with the... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090325045 - Electrode plate for battery, electrode group for battery, lithium secondary battery, method for producing electrode plate for battery and apparatus for producing electrode plate for battery: An electrode plate includes a both-surface coated part 14 in which an electrode active material layer 13 is provided on both surfaces of a current collector core material 12, a core material exposed part 18 in which the negative electrode active material layer 13 is not provided, and a one-surface... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090325046 - Battery cover assembly for electronic device: A battery cover assembly (100) for use in a portable electronic device, comprises a main body (30), a battery cover (10), and a elastic member (20). The battery cover (10) includes a plurality of latching portions (122). The elastic member (20) is mounted in the main body (30), and includes... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090325047 - 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, an elastic member mounted on the housing and a cover corresponding to the housing. The elastic member is releasably held by the cover such that the cover can... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090325048 - Battery cover mechanism: A battery cover mechanism used in a portable electronic device includes a housing, a cover and an operating member. The housing defines a receiving groove therein for receiving a battery. The cover corresponds to the housing and is movably mounted on the housing. The operating member is movably mounted on... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090325049 - Battery mounting system: A mounting system for a plurality of battery modules needed to form a battery pack includes a battery tray with a combination of fixed and detachable retainers that enable insertion/removal of individual battery modules from the battery pack, both during assembly of the battery pack and later in conjunction with... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090325050 - Power source and electronic device assembly: An assembly comprising a casing for a power source and an associated electronic device is disclosed. The casing receives at least one dry cell battery and an electrical conductor having a contact spring portion that engages the bottom-most battery. The upper end of the casing has threads provided thereon which... Agent: James A. Hudak, Esq.

20090325054 - Battery cell assembly having heat exchanger with serpentine flow path: A battery cell assembly is provided. The battery cell assembly includes a battery cell and a heat exchanger disposed adjacent the battery cell configured to cool the battery cell. The heat exchanger has an outer housing. The outer housing defines an interior region and first and second flow guide members.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090325051 - Battery module having a rubber cooling manifold: A battery module is provided. The battery module includes a plurality of battery cell assemblies having a plurality of heat exchangers therein. The battery module includes a first rubber cooling manifold configured to route a fluid into the plurality of heat exchangers. The first rubber cooling manifold has a first... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090325053 - Battery module having battery cell assembly with heat exchanger: A battery module having a battery cell assembly with a heat exchanger is provided. The battery cell assembly includes a first battery cell having a first side and a second side. The battery cell assembly further includes a second battery cell having a first side and a second side. The... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090325052 - Battery module having cooling manifold and method for cooling battery module: A battery module having a cooling manifold is provided. The battery module includes a plurality of battery cell assemblies having a plurality of heat exchangers. The battery module further includes the cooling manifold operably coupled to the plurality of battery cell assemblies. The cooling manifold has a manifold portion and... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090325055 - Battery module having cooling manifold with ported screws and method for cooling the battery module: A battery module having a cooling manifold is provided. The battery module includes a plurality of battery cell assemblies having a plurality of heat exchangers. The battery module further includes a first cooling manifold having a first inlet aperture extending therethrough and a first plurality of outlet apertures extending therethrough.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090325056 - Parallel battery architecture with shared bidirectional converter: Some embodiments provide a system that provides a power source. The power source includes a set of cells and a main power bus configured to connect the set of cells in a parallel configuration. The power source also includes a bidirectional converter configured to connect to one cell from the... Agent: Pvf -- Apple Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP

20090325057 - Lithium secondary battery and method for producing the same: Disclosed is a method for producing a lithium secondary battery, the method comprising the steps of: (a) distributing or scattering insulating powder partially or totally onto a surface of at least one of a cathode, an anode and a separator; (b) forming an electrode assembly by using the cathode, the... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090325058 - Electrochemical device and method for production thereof: An electrochemical device of the present invention includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a non-aqueous electrolyte, and a separator. The separator includes a first porous layer composed mainly of a thermoplastic resin and a second porous layer composed mainly of insulating particles with a heat-resistant temperature of 150° C.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090325059 - Battery module having battery cell assemblies with alignment-coupling features: A battery module having battery cell assemblies with alignment-coupling features is provided. The battery module includes a first battery cell assembly having at least first, second, third and fourth alignment-coupling features thereon. The battery module further includes a second battery cell assembly having at least fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090325060 - Car battery array: The car battery array is provided with a pair of end-plates 4 disposed in parallel orientation and with through-holes 41 established to expose battery 1 electrode terminals 6, a plurality of batteries 1 disposed between the end-plates 4 arranged in parallel orientation and perpendicular to the end-plates 4, and bus-bars... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090325061 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery including: an anode including a positive electrode active material; a cathode including a negative electrode active material; a separator interposed between the anode and the cathode; and a non-aqueous electrolyte. The positive electrode active material includes a lithium nickel oxide, and the negative electrode active material includes... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090325062 - Galvanic element comprising a novel housing: A galvanic element having a housing including a housing cup, a housing cover, and a film seal that isolates the housing cup from the housing cover, wherein the housing cover includes a cover base, an adjacent cylindrical section and an adjacent edge section, and wherein the edge of the housing... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper LLP (us)

20090325064 - Electrode assembly and lithium secondary battery having the same: Therefore, in the electrode assembly and the lithium secondary battery having the same of the present embodiments, the content of the binder of the porous layer formed by combining a ceramic material with the binder is limited in a high-capacity lithium secondary battery, and thus a secondary battery capable of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090325063 - Method for high volume manufacture of electrochemical cells using physical vapor deposition: Embodiments of the present invention relate to apparatuses and methods for fabricating electrochemical cells. One embodiment of the present invention comprises a single chamber configurable to deposit different materials on a substrate spooled between two reels. In one embodiment, the substrate is moved in the same direction around the reels,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090325065 - Non-aqueous liquid electrolyte and non-aqueous liquid electrolyte secondary battery: b

20090325066 - Secondary battery having improved flexibility: A secondary battery with improved flexibility. The secondary battery includes: a substrate; a first electrode collector integrally formed with the substrate as one body; a first electrode material mixture layer; an electrolyte layer; a second electrode material mixture layer; and a second electrode collector having a metallic mesh structure integrally... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090325067 - Wet-to-use organic cell battery: A wet-to-use organic cell battery includes a container filled with an electrolyte that is made from organic materials, an electrolyte solution, such as water, can be repeatedly added into the container to mix with the electrolyte, and two electrodes electrically connected to a mixture of the electrolyte and the electrolyte... Agent: Pai Patent & Trademark Law Firm

20090325068 - Expanders for lead-acid batteries: An expander formulation used in battery paste compositions. The expander formulation incorporates effective amounts, or elevated concentrations of up to 6% of graphite and mixtures of carbon black and graphite to lessen or minimize the accumulation of lead sulfate on the surface of the negative plate during high rate PSOC... Agent: Patula & Associates, P.C.

20090325069 - Binder for electrode formation, slurry for electrode formation using the binder, electrode using the slurry, rechargeable battery using the electrode, and capacitor using the electrode: Disclosed is a binder for electrode formation, which is obtained by dispersing a polyolefin resin containing 50 to 98% by mass of an unsaturated hydrocarbon having 3 to 6 carbon atoms and 0.5 to 20% by mass of an unsaturated carboxylic acid unit in an aqueous medium together with a... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C.

20090325070 - Primary aluminum hydride battery: s

20090325071 - Intercalation electrode based on ordered graphene planes: An intercalation electrode includes an electron current collector and graphene planes deposited normal to the surface of the current collector substrate. The graphene planes are deposited on the current collector substrate from a carbon-precursor gas using, for example, chemical vapor deposition. In an embodiment of an anode for a lithium-ion... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.

20090325072 - Rechargeable lithium battery: A rechargeable lithium battery according to embodiments of the present invention includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a non-aqueous electrolyte. The positive electrode includes a first layered lithium compound having an open circuit potential (based on lithium) of 3 V or greater, and a second layered lithium compound... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090325073 - Material for contact components or battery components, and battery using the same: A material for contact components or battery components, which includes a metal sheet having a surface layer portion containing a first metal element, the metal sheet including a Cr-containing steel plate or a surface-treated steel plate, and at least a part of the first metal element on an outermost surface... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090325074 - Lithium ion secondary battery: A lithium ion secondary battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a porous heat-resistant layer, and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The positive and negative electrodes reversibly absorb and release lithium ions, respectively. The porous heat-resistant layer is provided between the positive electrode and the negative electrode and includes a metal... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090325075 - Composite particles for electrochemical element electrode: Slurry containing an electric conductive material and a binder is obtained, and the slurry is sprayed to a fluidized electrode active material to carry out fluidized-granulation, and further particles obtained by the fluidized-granulation are rolling-fluidized granulated, and thereby, composite particle for electrochemical element electrode, containing electrode active materials, electric conductive... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090325076 - Non-aqueous electrolyte and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery is produced using a non-aqueous electrolyte including: a non-aqueous solvent that primarily contains a solvent mixture of ethylene carbonate and propylene carbonate and includes a fluorine-substituted ether having a divalent group represented by a formula: —CFX—CH(CH3)—O—, where X is a hydrogen atom or fluorine atom,... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090325077 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: In a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery having a positive electrode containing a positive electrode active material, a negative electrode containing a negative electrode active material, and a nonaqueous electrolyte, as the positive electrode active material or as the negative electrode active material, a mixture containing molybdenum dioxide and lithium titanate... Agent: Kubovcik & Kubovcik

  
12/24/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090317664 - Electrochemical energy source, and method for manufacturing of such an electrochemical energy source: An electrochemical energy source, comprising: a substrate, and at least one stack deposited onto said substrate, the stack comprising at least the active layers: an anode, a cathode, and an intermediate solid-state electrolyte separating said anode and said cathode. An electronic device provided with an electrochemical energy source according to... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090317665 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery including an electrode assembly having a positive electrode and a negative electrode, a can accommodating the electrode assembly and electrically connected to one of the positive electrode and negative electrode, a cap assembly sealing a top opening of the can, and a discharge inducing member configured to... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20090317666 - Hydrophilic carbon black aggregate, a method for preparing the same, hydrophilic composite material and bipolar plate for fuel cell comprising the same: Disclosed herein are a hydrophilic carbon black aggregate, a method for preparing the same, and a hydrophilic composite and a fuel cell bipolar plate, each comprising the same. The hydrophilic carbon black aggregate comprises hybrid particles having a structure in which hydrophilic inorganic particles are embedded on the surface of... Agent: Summa, Additon & Ashe, P.A.

20090317668 - Fuel cells: This invention provides a redox fuel cell comprising an anode and a cathode separated by an ion selective polymer electrolyte membrane; means for supplying a fuel to the anode region of the cell; means for supplying an oxidant to the cathode region of the cell; means for providing an electrical... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090317669 - Carbon efficiencies in hydrocarbon production: This invention relates to a method of producing liquid hydrocarbons, preferably internal combustion engine fuels, using feedstocks of coal or methane. Depending on the nature of the feedstock it is subjected to a gasification and/or reforming process and/or water gas shift process which produces a syngas that is rich in... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090317670 - Hydrazine supply device, fuel cell system utilizing the same, vehicle carrying the fuel cell system, and method of supplying hydrazine: Hydrazine supply device (1) includes hydrazine fixing bath (2) which releasably fixes hydrazine and water/alkali, tank (3) for supplying water or an alkaline aqueous solution so as to release the hydrazine fixed in the hydrazine fixing bath (2), thereby achieving stable storage and supply of hydrazine. Thus, the device can... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20090317672 - Co conversion catalyst for use in fuel cell in dss operation, method for producing the same, and fuel cell system: To provide a CO conversion catalyst for use in a fuel cell in a DSS operation, which includes a Cu—Al-Ox catalyst, in which the Cu—Al-Ox catalyst has a boehmite phase formed in at least a part of the Cu—Al-Ox catalyst. The CO conversion catalyst has an improved degree of dispersion... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090317673 - Current collector, fuel cell stack, and fuel cell power generation system: A current collector, a method of manufacturing the current collector, a fuel cell stack, and a fuel cell power generation system are disclosed. The current collector for collecting an electric current generated in a fuel cell can include: a substrate; a collector pattern, which contains a conductive material, formed on... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090317674 - Fuel cell system: The fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell stack which is supplied with reaction gas, and performs electricity generation; a reaction gas supplier which supplies the reaction gas to the fuel cell stack; a ground fault detector which detects a ground fault from the fuel cell stack; and a reaction... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090317671 - Hydrogen generator and fuel cell system including the same: A hydrogen generator (100a) includes: a heater (1) which combusts a mixture gas of combustion fuel and combustion air to generate a combustion gas; a preheat evaporator (6) which heats a raw material and water by the combustion gas generated by the heater to generate a mixture gas of the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090317675 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system is provided with a bypass passage 32 connecting a fuel offgas passage 30 at inlet of a odorant removal unit 40 to the fuel offgas passage 30 in the vicinity of outlet of the odorant removal unit 40, and the fuel cell system facilitates the removal... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090317677 - Device and method for enhanced air circulation: A wireless communication device (200) and method (300) adapted to prolong the useful life of an energy storage device is disclosed. In its simplest form, it can include: detecting (310) a first threshold of an energy conversion module comprising at least one of a temperature threshold, oxygen threshold, voltage, a... Agent: Motorola Inc

20090317678 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system is provided with an air compressor for supplying a fuel cell stack with air; a temperature sensor for detecting the temperature of air in the gas downstream from an intercooler, at the middle of an oxidation gas supplying channel; and a control section. The control section... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090317676 - Three-way diverter assembly for a fuel cell system: A three-way diverter assembly with a movable member is provided. The three-way diverter assembly includes a housing having a first inlet, a second inlet, a first outlet, and a second outlet. The first inlet and the second inlet are adapted to receive a fluid. The movable member, disposed in the... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20090317679 - Chromium retention layers for components of fuel cell systems: In accordance with a method for producing chromium retention layers for components of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) made of chromium-containing alloys, the aluminum-containing component surface is subjected to elevated temperatures so that a gas-tight chromium retention layer forms. The layer produced in this manner effectively prevents vaporization of chromium... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20090317680 - Fuel cell cooling system: A circulation pipe for a coolant is connected to a fuel cell. A pump and a heat exchanger are connected to the circulation pipe. A bypass pipe is connected in parallel with the pump. An ion exchanger is connected to the bypass pipe. An electronic cooling device is connected to... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090317681 - Power supply apparatus having plurality of planar fuel cell assemblies connected in stack form: A power supply apparatus comprising a plurality of planar fuel cell assemblies is disclosed. Each planar fuel cell assembly comprises two fuel cell members, a channel-forming member interposed between the two fuel cell members and defining a first channel for flowing a fluid fuel along with the two fuel cell... Agent: Austin Rapp & Hardman

20090317683 - Membrane electrode assembly for fuel cell and fuel cell: The present invention is to provide a membrane electrode assembly for fuel cell which retains the wet state of a polymer electrolyte membrane and has excellent output characteristic under low humidified condition, under high-temperature condition, or in high current density region, and a fuel cell provided with the membrane electrode... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090317682 - Oxide single crystal and method for production thereof, and single crystal wafer: An oxide single crystal having a composition represented by RExSi6O1.5x+12 (RE: La, Ce, Pr, Nd, or Sm, x: 8 to 10) is grown by using the Czochralski method such that the crystal growth orientation coincides with the c-axis direction. The solidification rate (the weight of the grown crystal÷the weight of... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090317684 - Polymer electrolyte membrane, laminate thereof, and their production methods:

20090317690 - Apparatus for humidifying a gas flow: In a device for humidifying a gas flow, an atomized liquid is combined with a gas flow in a spray chamber, and passed through a generally U-shaped gas flow passage having a first generally vertical part 3 through which the atomized liquid and gas passes to a lower part 4.... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090317691 - Ejector for fuel cell system: An ejector for a fuel cell system of the present invention includes a nozzle having a nozzle hole for discharging hydrogen supplied via an inlet port of an ejector body, a diffuser for mixing hydrogen discharged from the nozzle hole and hydrogen off-gas discharged and returned via a circulation passage... Agent: Carrier Blackman And Associates

20090317685 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell (10) which comprises a membrane electrode assembly (16) composed of a fuel electrode, an air electrode, and an electrolyte membrane (15) sandwiched between the fuel electrode and the air electrode; and an oxidant gas blocking mechanism (25) superposed on the air electrode side and capable of blocking... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090317688 - Fuel cell: Provided is a fuel cell comprising a cell laminate having a plurality of laminated cells, an end plate arranged on the outer side of the laminating direction of the cell laminate, and a spring module interposed between the cell laminate and the end plate for adjusting a compression load on... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090317686 - Fuel cell with an electrolyte stabilizing agent and process of making the same: One exemplary embodiment may include a fuel cell comprising an electrolyte layer and an electrolyte stabilizing agent. The electrolyte stabilizing agent is disposed in an electrochemically non-active layer and configured to migrate from the non-active layer to the electrolyte layer. Another exemplary embodiment may include a microporous layer comprising an... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.

20090317689 - Liquid supply container and fuel cell system with the same: A liquid supply container (1) provided in a fuel cell system includes a liquid chamber (10) that stores liquid therein, and a liquid supply port (30) provided in the liquid chamber (10) so as to supply the liquid stored therein to a liquid acceptor, and the liquid chamber (10) includes... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090317687 - 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 (51, 52), four outflow paths... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20090317692 - Ventilator of a fuel-cell vehicle: The present invention relates to a ventilator of fuel-cell vehicles for ventilating hydrogen in the hydrogen-system unit area arranging a hydrogen circulating device in the fuel-cell vehicles boarding the fuel cell. The ventilator of fuel-cell vehicle includes a first ventilating device for taking ventilating air in from a front side... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090317693 - Sealing structure of fuel cell and method for manufacturing the same: A sealing structure for a fuel cell and a method for manufacturing the same, in this structure, a first gas separator, a first gas diffusion layer and a first catalyst on the one side, a proton exchange membrane, a second catalyst, a second gas diffusion layer and a second gas... Agent: Woods, Rogers, P.L.C

20090317694 - Temperature controller: A temperature controller for providing heat to an energy storage device of a power compensator. The energy storage device includes a plurality of high temperature battery units on high potential. The temperature controller includes a pipe network for housing a heat transfer medium. The pipe network includes a main pipe... Agent: Venable LLP

20090317695 - Battery module: A battery module that includes a plurality of electrochemical cells. Each of the electrochemical cells has a first end including at least one terminal and a second end having a vent. The plurality of electrochemical cells are arranged such that the second ends of a first set of the plurality... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090317696 - Compound battery device having lithium battery and lead-acid battery: A compound battery device having a lithium battery and a lead-acid battery includes at least one lithium battery unit, at least one lead-acid battery unit and a control circuit. The lithium and lead-acid battery units are electrically connected in parallel and can have various combinations to meet actual demands of... Agent: Raymond Sun

20090317699 - Battery overheating protection device and electronic device having same: A battery overheating protection device used in an electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a main unit configured to implement basic functions of the electronic device and a battery unit configured to supply power to the main unit. The battery overheating protection device includes a temperature monitoring unit,... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090317698 - Power supply device: In a power supply device, a power storage body is disposed in a casing that houses a cooling liquid. The power supply device includes oscillation means that oscillates the cooling liquid.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090317697 - Vehicular combination chiller bypass system and method: A chiller bypass system is provided for deployment onboard a vehicle that includes a battery pack through which a first coolant is circulated. In one embodiment, the chiller bypass system comprises a chiller, a chiller bypass duct fluidly coupled to the battery pack and configured to supply the first coolant... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)

20090317700 - Electrode assembly and secondary battery having the same: A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly designed to prevent an internal short circuit. The electrode assembly includes an electrode group formed by stacking and winding a first electrode plate, a separator and a second electrode plate, and a tape is attached to upper and lower parts of an end... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090317701 - Electrode assembly and secondary battery having the same: A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly, an open-topped can accommodating the electrode assembly, and a cap assembly sealing the can. The electrode assembly includes a positive electrode plate having a positive electrode coated portion and positive electrode non-coating portions, a negative electrode plate having a negative electrode coated portion... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090317667 - Differential pressure control method for molten carbonate fuel cell power plants: A molten carbonate fuel cell System in which the fuel cell stack(s) is (are) enclosed within a containment vessel and in which a burner exhaust is used to control the system operating pressure is described. Moreover, highly reliable, simple and low-cost differential pressure control method never affected by service interruption... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker

20090317702 - Stacked-type lithium ion battery: A stacked-type lithium ion battery, comprising a core, a battery shell, and a cover plate; said core is placed in the battery shell, said cover plate is coupled to the battery shell in a sealed manner; said core comprises a plurality of layers of positive plates, negative plates, and membranes... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090317703 - Battery pack: A battery pack is disclosed. The battery pack includes at least two battery cells to provide a high capacity battery pack. The battery pack includes a single PCM assembly controlling at least two battery cells to decrease inferiority due to overcharge and overdischarge. Since a connector tab electrically connecting at... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090317704 - Prismatic battery with novel inter-cell connection: A battery includes a plurality of prismatic battery cells, wherein prismatic battery cells which are immediately adjacent to each other are connected by at least one inter-cell connector which extends across an inter-cell aperture. The adjacent prismatic battery cells are communicable through the inter-cell aperture, to provide continuity in conductivity... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090317705 - Fuel cell interconnect structures, and related devices and processes: A method for the formation of a diffusion barrier layer on a surface of at least one fuel cell interconnect structure is described. The interconnect structure is usually formed from ferritic stainless steel, and includes chromium. The method includes the step of coating an austenite phase-stabilizer on the interconnect surface,... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20090317706 - Lithium polymer battery: An improvement of lithium polymer secondary battery is disclosed. The Li-polymer battery is composed of an anode sheet, a cathode sheet and a separator film sandwiched therebetween. The anode sheet includes a positive collector and a pulp coated thereon, which is formed by positive material, conductive material, glue and solvent.... Agent: David Shung

20090317710 - Anode, cathode, grid and current collector material for reduced weight battery and process for production thereof: A process for producing lightweight materials for a battery comprises lightweight polymer substrate coated with dispersions of nano particles, conductive matrixes and active material.... Agent: Michaud-duffy Group LLP

20090317709 - Composite carbon foam: A composite foam including a carbon foam material comprising a network of pores and a plurality of discontinuities and a secondary material deposited on at least some of the plurality of discontinuities of the carbon foam material.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090317707 - Lithium secondary battery: For this purpose, the present invention provides a lithium secondary battery comprising an electrode assembly including a positive electrode plate, a separator, a negative electrode plate, a positive electrode tab drawn from the positive electrode plate and a clad negative electrode tab drawn from the negative electrode plate and formed... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090317708 - Plastic laminate film: Plastics composite foil for the sheathing of lithium-ion-polymer batteries and lithium-polymer batteries, comprising, arranged in mutual superposition, the following layers: a) a base foil composed of plastic b) a metal foil and c) a functional plastics layer, where at least one metal protective layer applied via a physical deposition process,... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20090317711 - Aa alkaline battery: A positive electrode and a negative electrode are accommodated in a bottomed cylindrical battery case with a separator interposed therebetween, and an opening part of the battery case is sealed by means of a gasket. A body part of the battery case has a thickness in the range between 0.1... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090317713 - Electrode assembly and lithium secondary battery with same: p

20090317714 - Electrode assembly and secondary battery having the same: A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly having a first electrode plate, second electrode plate and separator between the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate wound such that the separator defines an inner circumference of the electrode assembly. A can is provided for receiving the electrode assembly through... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090317712 - Rechargeable battery and manufacturing method thereof: A rechargeable battery is provided. The rechargeable battery comprises an electrode assembly, a case housing the electrode assembly, at least one lead tab accommodated in the case to electrically connect the electrode assembly to the case, and a welded joint joining the lead tab to the case. In the rechargeable... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090317715 - Secondary battery pack having excellent production process property and structural stability: Disclosed herein is a secondary battery pack constructed such that an insulative mounting member is coupled to the top of a battery cell through a specific coupling structure. The secondary battery pack includes a battery cell having an electrode assembly of a cathode/separator/anode structure mounted in a battery case together... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090317716 - Anode active material and secondary battery: A secondary battery includes a cathode, an anode, and an electrolyte. The anode includes an anode active material containing silicon, boron, carbon, and one or more of metal elements selected from the group consisting of cobalt, titanium and iron. In the anode active material, a boron content is from 4.9... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090317717 - Electrode assembly having tab-lead joint portion of minimized resistance difference between electrodes and electrochemical cell containing the same: Disclosed herein is a stacking or stacking/folding type electrode assembly of a cathode/separator/anode structure, wherein the electrode assembly is constructed in a structure in which tabs (electrode tabs), having no active material applied thereto, protrude from electrode plates constituting the electrode assembly, the electrode tabs are electrically connected to an... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090317718 - Method of manufacturing positive electrode for non-aqueous electrolyte battery, slurry used therefor, and non-aqueous electrolyte battery: A method of manufacturing a positive electrode for a non-aqueous electrolyte battery is provided. The positive electrode has a current collector and an active material layer formed on the current collector. The method includes: coating a slurry onto the current collector, the slurry having a pH of from 5 to... Agent: Kubovcik & Kubovcik

20090317719 - Material with core-shell structure: Disclosed is a material having a composite particle. The composite particle includes an outer shell containing an element such as carbon, nitrogen, oxygen or sulfur and an inner core made from a lithium alloying material such as tin, silicon, aluminum and/or germanium. If the outer shell is made from carbon,... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle, Anderson & Citkowski, P.C.

20090317720 - Lithium-alloying-material/carbon composite: An electrode material having carbon and lithium-alloying-material is provided. The carbon is in the form of a porous matrix having nanoporosity and the lithium-alloying-material is sorbed into the nanoporosity of the carbon matrix. The carbon matrix can have a volume of nanoporosity between 10 and 99%. In addition, the lithium-alloying-material... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle, Anderson & Citkowski, P.C.

20090317722 - Negative electrode material, non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, and electrochemical capacitor: Silicon particles are irradiated with neutrons so that 30Si of silicon isotopes is transformed to 31P through nuclear reaction. A negative electrode material comprising the P-doped silicon powder exhibits good cycle performance of silicon and is endowed with a high conductivity while maintaining the high initial efficiency and high battery... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090317721 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery has at least negative electrode, a positive electrode, and a separator between the positive electrode and negative electrode. Negative electrode has columnar first negative electrode active materials that are discretely formed on the outer peripheral surface of negative electrode current collector in the winding direction... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090317723 - Gel polymer electrolyte and electrochemical device comprising the same: Disclosed is a composition for a gel polymer electrolyte, the composition comprising: (i) a cyclic compound as a first crosslinking agent, the cyclic compound containing a cyclic group at the center thereof and having at least three double bonds at the end thereof; (ii) a linear or branched compound as... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090317724 - Lithium-air cells incorporating solid electrolytes having enhanced ionic transport and catalytic activity: Liquid-free lithium-air cells are provided which incorporate a solid electrolyte having enhanced ionic transport and catalytic activity. The solid electrolyte is positioned between a lithium anode and an oxygen cathode, and comprises a glass-ceramic and/or a polymer-ceramic electrolyte including a dielectric additive.... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

20090317725 - Lithium cell with cathode containing iron disulfide: A primary cell having an anode comprising lithium and a cathode comprising iron disulfide (FeS2) and carbon particles. The electrolyte comprises a lithium salt dissolved in a solvent mixture which contains 1,3-dioxolane and preferably 1,3-dimethyl-2-imidazolidinone. A cathode slurry is prepared comprising iron disulfide powder, carbon, binder, and a liquid solvent.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090317726 - Anode and secondary battery: A secondary battery capable of improving the cycle characteristics and the initial charge and discharge characteristics is provided. The secondary battery includes a cathode, an anode, and an electrolytic solution. The anode has an anode active material layer on an anode current collector. The anode active material layer contains a... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

  
12/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090311559 - Systems and methods for electrochemical power generation: Electrochemical power generation systems in which the oxidizable reactant is non-carbon constituents of a fossil fuel are provided. The fossil fuel may be coal, which is contacted with an aqueous electrolyte medium used in the systems. The electrolyte may, in certain aspects, be acid mine drainage. Aspects of the invention... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20090311561 - Fuel cell assembly: Disclosed herein is a fuel cell assembly that arranges a plurality of individual fuel cells into an array. The fuel cells are set into openings formed in a frame. The openings are arranged into the array, such as in columns and rows. A rear cover is sealingly attached to the... Agent: The H.t. Than Law Group

20090311563 - Manifold sealing and corrosion preventive interface plate for a fuel cell stack: A fuel cell assembly having a terminal plate that is isolated from fluid flows passing to the fuel cell stack through manifolds is provided. A corrosion resistant member is positioned between the fuel cell stack and the terminal plate and sealingly engages with the manifold. The sealing engagement between the... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090311562 - Method and system of activating fuel cell stack: An activation method and system to selectively activate defective cells in a laminated fuel cell stack. The system includes a tank to store a polar solvent used to activate the cells; a body including a transfer unit to transfer the polar solvent to the fuel cell stack and a control... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090311560 - Method for reverse activation of fuel cell: The present invention provides a method for reverse activation of a fuel cell, which can improve fuel cell performance by performing a first fuel cell activation process and then performing a second fuel cell activation process in which a hydrogen inlet and a hydrogen outlet of the fuel cell are... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090311564 - Fuel cell, electronic device, and fuel supply method: A fuel cell capable of downsizing the battery with a simple structure is provided. Between a battery body and a fuel tank, a fuel diffusion layer in which the surface on the battery body side is a porous oxide film is provided. Further, a liquid fuel supplied from the fuel... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090311565 - Cooling system and method of a fuel cell: A cooling system of a fuel cell is provided with a main cooling flow passage and a bypass cooling flow passage which is arranged parallel with the main cooling flow passage and diverts the same coolant, as flow passages through which coolant flows. A radiator and a coolant circulation pump... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090311566 - Separating plate for fuel cell stack and method of manufacturing the same: The present invention provides a separating plate for a fuel cell stack and method of manufacturing the same, and more particularly, to a separating plate for a fuel cell stack and method of manufacturing the same, in which the separating plate constituting the fuel cell stack is formed in such... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090311568 - Catalyst layer, membrane electrode assembly, fuel cell, and method for manufacturing catalyst layer: A catalyst layer that has good long-term water resistance and in which outflow of the hydrophobizing agent present on the catalyst layer surface is prevented, a membrane electrode assembly, a fuel cell, and a method for manufacturing a catalyst layer. The first aspect of the present invention relates to a... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090311567 - Hydrogels for aqueous lithium/air battery cells: Li/air battery cells are configurable to achieve very high energy density. The cells include a protected a lithium metal or alloy anode and an aqueous catholyte in a cathode compartment. In addition to the aqueous catholyte, components of the cathode compartment include an air cathode (e.g., oxygen electrode) and a... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20090311571 - Fuel cell stack: A casing of a fuel cell stack has stack deformation prevention structure for limiting the change of an interval between end plates on the lower side in a direction of gravity, due to swelling of the lower side of the stack body in the direction of gravity. The stack deformation... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090311569 - Gaskets for fuel cells: A gasket for sealing internal surfaces of a fuel cell and formed of compressible material, the gasket comprising a first sealing surface and a second sealing surface for providing a fluid seal against opposing faces of a first fluid flow field plate and a second fluid flow field plate respectively,... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090311570 - Sofc double seal with dimensional control for superior thermal cycle stability: A seal for devices such as a solid oxide fuel cells. The seal is a double seal having a first sealing material having a first preselected characteristic and a second sealing material having a second sealing characteristic. In one embodiment of the invention the first sealing material is a compressive... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute Attn:IPServices, K1-53

20090311577 - Corrosion-resistant material and manufacturing method of the same: A corrosion-resistant material of the present invention includes a substrate with at least one surface made of aluminum or an aluminum alloy; a corrosion-resistant coating layer for coating the one surface of the substrate; and a corrosion-resistant sealing material made of hydrated aluminum oxide generated in fine pores, being a... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl

20090311576 - Direct methanol type fuel cell stack and direct methanol type fuel cell system: A direct methanol type fuel cell stack and a direct methanol type fuel cell system using the same are discussed. The fuel cell stack may be configured to allow a concentration gradient of a mixed fuel in which fuel and water are not properly mixed to be uniform without increasing... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090311573 - Fuel cell and fuel cell stack: A fuel cell includes a separator having a circular disk. On one surface of the circular disk, a fuel gas channel is provided for supplying a fuel gas to an anode, and on the other surface of the circular disk, an oxygen-containing gas channel is provided for supplying air to... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090311574 - Fuel cell bipolar plate and method for manufacturing the same: The present invention provides a fuel cell bipolar plate and a method for manufacturing the same, in which a carbon or metal fuel cell bipolar plate is surface-treated with a complex transition metal oxide, which is a main component of a variable resistance heating element having a negative temperature characteristic,... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090311575 - Fuel cell with passive operation: A fuel cell comprising an anode and cathode, fuel delivery means comprising a superabsorbent nonwoven absorbent media in fluid contact with a wicking material, gas-liquid separation means, and water management means. In one embodiment, the fuel cell also uses a microporous membrane, a wicking material, and an absorbent material to... Agent: Brendan Babcock

20090311572 - Integrated fuel cell and manufacturing method: A fuel cell having its active stack resting on a thin conductive layer, bearing on a wafer provided with through gas inlet channels, the thin conductive layer protruding in the active stack in front of each channel and being transparent to the gas.... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Inc. C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090311578 - Water repellent catalyst layer for polymer electrolyte fuel cell and manufacturing method for the same: A water repellent catalyst layer for a polymer electrolyte fuel cell, including a water repellent coating film provided on catalyst particles, which are coated with a proton-conductive electrolyte, and a manufacturing method for a water repellent catalyst layer for a polymer electrolyte fuel cell including the steps of: coating catalyst... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090311579 - Power and hydrogen generation system: A galvanic cell system was discovered that is based on two dissimilar electrodes in an electrolyte solution of hypochlorite and peroxide. The oxidant electrolyte solution contains preferably sodium hypochlorite and hydrogen peroxide in a 10:1 ratio. The cathode (e.g, a copper electrode) was not appreciably consumed. The anode preferably was... Agent: Patent Department Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, L.l.p

20090311580 - Nanosized electrochemical dispersion for rechargeable alkaline zinc batteries: The present invention relates to a nanosized electrochemical dispersion comprising essentially modified silica sol and at least one additive; also a process of preparing nanosized electrochemical dispersion, wherein the process comprises step of loading at least one additive to metalate modified silica sol to obtain the dispersion; in addition a... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090311581 - Middle or large-sized battery module employing impact-absorbing member: Disclosed herein is a battery module using battery cells each having an electrode assembly mounted in a battery case including a resin layer and a metal layer as unit cells, wherein each battery cell has a thin upper end, including a sealing part, which is formed at a region where... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090311582 - Venting plug for stationary batteries, with blast-resistant protection and unlimited, automatic topping-up system, and topping-up assembly employing said plug: A venting plug for stationary batteries includes a support body, screwable into an upper opening of a battery element, provided with at least one topping-up hole intended to cause an electrolyte topping-up liquid introduced into the upper part of the support body to precipitate into the battery element, a porous... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090311583 - Closure assembly with low vapor transmission for electrochemical cell: A closure assembly for an electrochemical cell including a container and an end assembly sealing an open end of the container in order to minimize mass or weight loss of the cell due to electrolyte vapor transmission is disclosed. The end assembly is provided with a vent member capable of... Agent: Michael C. Pophal Eveready Battery Company Inc

20090311584 - Electric storage device: An electric storage device is provided with a battery cell, a collector foil having a first metal plate and a second metal plate laminated together, and a voltmeter for measuring potential difference between the first metal plate and the second metal plate. The first metal plate and the second metal... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090311585 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes: a positive electrode 4; a negative electrode 6; a separator 5; and a battery case 1 in which an electrode plate group 7 including the positive electrode 4 and the negative electrode 6 spirally wound or stacked with the separator 5 interposed therebetween is... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090311586 - Middle- or large-sized battery pack case providing improved distribution uniformity in coolant flux: Disclosed herein is a battery pack case in which a battery module (32) having a plurality of stacked unit cells (30) is mounted. The battery pack case is provided at an upper part and a lower part thereof with a coolant inlet port (10′) and a coolant outlet port (20′),... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090311587 - Flexible energy storage devices: A flexible energy storage device comprising a flexible housing; an electrolyte contained within the housing; an anode and cathode comprise a current collector and anode/cathode material supported on the current collector. The current collector comprising a fabric substrate (101) and an electron-conductive material (102). The electron conductive material contains voids... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090311588 - Electrode assembly and secondary battery having the same: An electrode assembly for a battery. The electrode assembly includes a positive electrode with a positive electrode active material layer and a negative electrode with a negative electrode active material layer. The assembly further includes a separator that has a porous layer formed of a ceramic material and a binder... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090311589 - Separator for battery with gel polymer layer: Disclosed are a separator for a battery, which comprises a gel polymer layer formed on a substrate, the gel polymer layer including a plurality of three-dimensional open pores interconnected with each other, and an electrochemical device comprising the same separator. Also, disclosed is a method for preparing the gel polymer... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090311590 - Cartridge-type lithium ion polymer battery pack: Disclosed is a cartridge-type lithium ion polymer battery pack including: at least two lithium ion polymer batteries in which adjacent electrode tabs are connected to each other so as to form a predetermined series circuit with a desired instrument; and an upper plate and a lower plate disposed at the... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090311591 - Electrochemical apparatus with barrier layer protected substrate: The present invention relates to apparatus, compositions and methods of fabricating high performance thin-film batteries on metallic substrates, polymeric substrates, or doped or undoped silicon substrates by fabricating an appropriate barrier layer composed, for example, of barrier sublayers between the substrate and the battery part of the present invention thereby... Agent: Dewey & Leboeuf LLP

20090311592 - Pouch-type battery: Disclosed herein is a pouch-type battery including a cathode and an anode protruding from opposite sides of a battery case in opposite directions, wherein the pouch-type battery is constructed in a structure in which two receiving parts are formed at a one-unit sheet-type battery case in a symmetrical fashion such... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090311593 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery is disclosed. In one embodiment, the secondary battery includes i) an electrode assembly comprising upper and lower surfaces opposing each other, ii) a container configured to receive the electrode assembly via an opening defined at one end thereof, iii) a cap assembly configured to close the opening... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090311594 - Secondary battery: Disclosed is a secondary battery, which includes: an electrode assembly; a can receiving the electrode assembly; and an insulation case provided at an upper part of the electrode assembly inside the can, where a stepped part thinner than the can is formed on an inner surface of an upper part... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090311595 - Battery case and battery using the same: An Fe—Ni diffusion layer (3) is formed on the surface of a steel plate (2) containing Fe in an amount of 98 percent by weight or more, and the Fe/Ni ratio is adjusted within the range of 0.1 to 2.5. The steel plate (2) is shaped into a battery case... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090311596 - Catholytes for aqueous lithium/air battery cells: Li/air battery cells are configurable to achieve very high energy density. The cells include a protected a lithium metal or alloy anode and an aqueous catholyte in a cathode compartment. In addition to the aqueous catholyte, components of the cathode compartment include an air cathode (e.g., oxygen electrode) and a... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20090311597 - Conductive lithium storage electrode: A compound comprising a composition Ax(M′1-aM″a)y(XD4)z, Ax(M′1-aM″a)y(DXD4)z, or Ax(M′1-aM″a)y(X2D7)z, and have values such that x, plus y(1−a) times a formal valence or valences of M′, plus ya times a formal valence or valence of M″, is equal to z times a formal valence of the XD4, X2D7, or DXD4 group;... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090311598 - Electrode with porous protective film , nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, and method for manufacturing electrode with porous protective film: An electrode with a porous protective film includes an electrode in which an active material layer is disposed on a collector and a porous protective film which is disposed on a surface of the active material layer and which contains fine particles, a binder, a surfactant, and a thickener. A... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090311599 - Negative electrode active material for lithium ion rechargeable battery and negative electrode using the same: Natural graphite, rendered spherical in shape, is mixed with carbon black, and pitch is added to a mixture thus formed to be thermally kneaded before baked at a temperature in a range of 900 to 1500° C., thereby obtaining graphite particles (A), each being substantially spherical in shape, and having... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20090311600 - Negative electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery including the same and method for fabrication of negative electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: The negative electrode for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a current collector and a mix layer provided on the current collector. The mix layer contains polyvinyl pyrrolidone having a K value in the range of 34˜112, carboxymethylcellulose, a latex binder and a negative active material. The carboxymethylcellulose is contained... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090311601 - Negative electrode and lithium ion secondary battery: In the negative electrode of the present invention, the negative electrode current collector includes a substrate and a plurality of protrusions, and the protrusions are formed on the surface of the substrate. The negative electrode active material layer includes a columnar active material layer and a stacked active material layer... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090311602 - Electrode for lithium batteries and method of manufacturing electrode for lithium batteries: To accelerate a film formation rate in forming a negative electrode active material film by vapor deposition using an evaporation source containing Si as a principal component, and to provide an electrode for lithium batteries which is superior in productivity, and keeps the charge and discharge capacity at high level... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090311603 - High energy density aqueous lithium/air battery cells: Li/air battery cells are configurable to achieve very high energy density. The cells include a protected a lithium metal or alloy anode and an aqueous catholyte in a cathode compartment. In addition to the aqueous catholyte, components of the cathode compartment include an air cathode (e.g., oxygen electrode) and a... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20090311604 - Sulfur-carbon material: An electrode material having carbon and sulfur is provided. The carbon is in the form of a porous matrix having nanoporosity and the sulfur is sorbed into the nanoporosity of the carbon matrix. The carbon matrix can have a volume of nanoporosity between 10 and 99%. In addition, the sulfur... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle, Anderson & Citkowski, P.C.

20090311605 - Cathodes and reservoirs for aqueous lithium/air battery cells: Li/air battery cells are configurable to achieve very high energy density. The cells include a protected a lithium metal or alloy anode and an aqueous catholyte in a cathode compartment. In addition to the aqueous catholyte, components of the cathode compartment include an air cathode (e.g., oxygen electrode) and a... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20090311606 - Negative electrode material, making method, lithium ion secondary battery, and electrochemical capacitor: A conductive powder is provided in which particles having silicon crystallites dispersed in a silicon compound are coated on their surface with carbon. The conductive powder develops a diffraction peak assigned to Si(111) around 2θ=28.4° on x-ray diffractometry (Cu—Kα) using copper as the counter cathode, the peak having a half... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090311607 - Battery electrode sheet: A battery electrode sheet comprises a conductive substrate and an electrode material coated on at least a portion of the conductive substrate. The coated portion of the conductive substrate comprises a first region, a second region, and a transition region between the first and second regions. The electrode material on... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090311608 - Anode and secondary battery: A secondary battery capable of improving the cycle characteristics and the voltage retention characteristics is provided. The secondary battery includes a cathode, an anode, and an electrolyte. The anode includes an anode current collector, an anode active material layer formed on the anode current collector and including an anode active... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090311609 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and nonaqueous electrolyte solution: s

20090311611 - Lithium battery: Disclosed is a lithium battery including a silicon negative electrode, a lithium mixed metal oxide positive electrode, a separator disposed between the negative and positive electrodes to define a reservoir region, an electrolytic solution filled in the reservoir region, and a sealant structure wrapped around the silicon negative electrode, the... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090311610 - Method for producing electrolyte solution for lithium ion battery and lithium ion battery using same: There is provided a method for producing an electrolyte solution for lithium ion batteries, in which lithium hexafluorophosphate is used as an electrolyte, comprising the steps of (a) reacting phosphorus trichloride, chlorine and lithium chloride in a nonaqueous organic solvent; and (b) reacting a reaction product of the step (a)... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

  
12/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090305083 - Fuel cell bioreactor: The present invention discloses a fuel cell bioreactor, based on the microbial regeneration of the oxidant, ferric ions and on the cathodic reduction of ferric to ferrous ions, coupled with the microbial regeneration of ferric ions by the oxidation of ferrous ions, with fuel (such as hydrogen) oxidation on the... Agent: Dowell & Dowell P.C.

20090305084 - Microbial fuel cell and method of use: A microbial fuel cell comprising a cathode module, an anode module, a means for feeding source water to the anode module, and a means for feeling air to the source water after said anode module, wherein the source water is introduced in the anode module and discharged at the cathode... Agent: James S. Mcdonald

20090305085 - Microbial fuel cell and method of use: A microbial fuel cell comprising a cathode module, an anode module, a means for feeding source water to the anode module, and a means for feeling air to the source water after said anode module, wherein the source water is introduced in the anode module and discharged at the cathode... Agent: James S. Mcdonald

20090305086 - Apparatus for monitoring cell voltage and fuel cells using the same: Disclosed is a cell voltage monitoring apparatus for monitoring output voltages of a plurality of unit cells in a cell having the unit cells. The cell voltage monitoring apparatus includes: a reference voltage generator for generating a predetermined reference voltage from the unit cell generation voltage; a voltage comparator for... Agent: LexyoumeIPGroup, LLC

20090305090 - Catalysts compositions for use in fuel cells: The present invention generally relates to the generation of electrical energy from a solid-state fuel. In one embodiment, the present invention relates to a solid-oxide fuel cell for generating electrical energy from a carbon-based fuel, and to catalysts for use in a solid-oxide fuel cell.... Agent: Joseph J. Crimaldi Roetzel & Andress

20090305087 - Method and apparatus for controlling a fuel cell system having a variable number of parallel-connected modules: A fuel cell APU system comprising a plurality of fuel cell modules connected in parallel. Each module includes a local controller connected to a master controller that coordinates the modules to achieve a desired power output at any given time. Each module is operated within an output range to maximize... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20090305088 - Modified startup strategy to improve startup reliability after extended off time: A system and method for improving fuel cell system start-up reliability. The method includes determining if the resistance of the membranes in a fuel cell stack is too high, where the reliability of system start-up will be reduced, and if so, providing one or more remedial actions to help ensure... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20090305089 - Organelles in bioanodes, biocathodes, and biofuel cells: Bioanodes, biocathodes, and biofuel cells comprising an electron conductor, at least one anode organelle or cathode organelle, and an organelle immobilization material. The anode organelle is capable of reacting with a fuel fluid to produce an oxidized form of the fuel fluid, and capable of releasing electrons to the electron... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP

20090305091 - Production and uses of carbon suboxides: Methods for the reduction of gaseous carbon dioxide emissions from combustion or oxidation reactions are provided. The various methods involve the formation of carbon suboxides and/or polymerized carbon suboxides (PCS), preferentially over gaseous carbon oxides to thereby reduce gaseous carbon dioxide emissions. The various methods can be employed for efficient... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20090305092 - Combined fuel cell aircraft auxiliary power unit and environmental control system: Combined aircraft hybrid fuel cell auxiliary power unit and environmental control system and methods are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes chemically converting a portion of combustible fuel into electrical energy. An unutilized portion of fuel emitted by the chemical conversion of combustible fuel is combusted to thermal power.... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090305093 - Method and plant for converting solid biomass into electricity: A self-contained system for the generation of electrical energy from biomass by gasification combines several process units in one self-contained system. The global properties are greater than the sum of the individual properties of the process units.... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090305094 - Fluid tank for fuel cell: Disclosed herein are a fluid tank used as a water controller system for fuel cells, wherein the fluid tank includes a housing defining an inner space for receiving a liquid-phase component and a gas-phase component, discharging carbon dioxide and air of the gas-phase component, and supplying the liquid-phase component into... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20090305097 - Fuel cell system and motor vehicle equipped therewith: A fuel cell system (1), especially in a motor vehicle, is provided with at least one fuel cell (18) for generating electric current from anode gas and cathode gas, with at least one reformer (22) for generating anode gas from oxidant gas and fuel. At least one residual gas burner... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20090305095 - Hydrogen production device and fuel cell system: A hydrogen production apparatus 1 is constructed in which when work 3 is close to a supply hole 7, a strut 22 is pushed to open the supply hole 7, and when erosion of the work 3 progresses to cause the strut 22 to protrude, the supply hole 7 is... Agent: Bruce L. Adams Esq. Adams & Wilks

20090305096 - Liquid fuel supply type fuel cell, fuel cell electrode, and methods for manufacturing same: A liquid fuel supply type fuel cell is provided in which water present in the oxidizer electrode is promptly removed and evaporated, thereby achieving high output. A fuel cell electrode and methods for manufacturing the same are also provided. In a fuel cell, a base material is provided with a... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090305098 - Combustion apparatus, combustion processor, and fuel cell generating system: There is provided a combustion apparatus including a gas supply path 1 for supplying a combustible gas, a burner main body 4 for combusting the combustible gas supplied from the gas supply path 1, a cabinet 8 provided to cover the burner main body 4, and a gas cutoff valve... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090305100 - Fuel cell assembly: The present invention relates to a fuel cell assembly having a fuel cell and an actuating element, which is activated by a control unit, for bringing residual gas out of a fuel flow of the fuel cell. The invention is provided with the control unit having an open-loop and/or closed-loop... Agent: Ronald E. Greigg Greigg & Greigg P.l.l.c.

20090305099 - Startup reliability using hfr measurement: A system and method for improving fuel cell system start-up reliability. The method includes determining if the resistance of the membranes in a fuel cell stack is too high, where the reliability of system start-up will be reduced, and if so, providing one or more remedial actions to help ensure... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20090305101 - Fuel cell apparatus having a current sensor and a current sensor for a fuel cell apparatus: A fuel cell apparatus includes at least one busbar for discharging high electrical currents from a high-voltage side of a fuel cell unit and a current sensor that comprises an evaluation electronics unit. A resistance element of the current sensor is integrated in the outgoing electrical conductor.... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090305106 - Coatings, materials, articles, and methods of making thereof: A thermal spray process comprises injecting precursor solution droplets into the hot zone of the thermal spray flame. Also described are materials resulting from the process.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090305103 - Electrocatalyst for electrochemical cell, method for producing the electrocatalyst, electrochemical cell, single cell of fuel cell, and fuel cell: An electrocatalyst for an electrochemical cell of the present invention includes a metal catalyst containing metal that has a metal oxidation potential of 0.5V or higher to 1.5V or lower, and is directly involved in an electrode reaction. Further, the electrocatalyst includes an aromatic heterocyclic compound having a six-membered cyclic... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090305102 - Fuel battery: A fuel battery (1) includes a fuel tank (3) containing a methanol fuel F as a liquid fuel, and an electromotive unit (fuel cell unit) (2) performing an electric generation operation by being supplied with the methanol fuel F from this fuel tank (3). The fuel tank (3) is formed... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090305105 - Fuel cell and method for manufacturing the same: Disclosed are a fuel cell and a method for manufacturing the fuel cell. The fuel cell can include forming a channel on one surface of a first wafer and one surface of a second wafer, respectively; stacking a membrane electrode assembly on one surface of the first wafer; and coupling... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090305107 - Fuel cell and method of producing the same: A fuel cell includes an anode having a current collector and a catalyst layer formed on the current collector, wherein an aqueous methanol solution is introduced as fuel into the anode, a cathode having a current collector and a catalyst layer formed on the current collector, wherein an oxidizing agent... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090305104 - Polymer electrolyte fuel cell: In a polymer electrolyte fuel cell provided with a fuel cell stack assembled by sandwiching a plurality of stacked single cell modules with a plurality of fastening members through a pair of end plates, the fuel cell including a first elastic member arranged between the fastening member and the end... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090305108 - Fuel cell device: A surface on the fuel electrode side of a lower portion of a separator in a fuel cell stack is made to have water repellency, so that water accumulated in a fuel gas flow path can be appropriately discharged, and thus so that reduction in fuel cell performance and deterioration... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090305109 - Fuel cell device: A portion of a fuel electrode corresponding to a portion in a fuel gas flow path where water accumulates is made to contain no catalyst, thus preventing abnormal reaction from occurring, and consequently enabling sure prevention of degradation of the fuel electrode and reduction in fuel cell performance. For that... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090305110 - Electrolyte membrane-electrode membrane assembly for solid polymer type fuel cell and production method thereof, and fuel cell equipped therewith: p

20090305111 - Electroconductive structure, manufacturing method therefor, and separator for fuel cell: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing a conductive structure having high electrical conductivity, and a method for manufacturing a dimensionally accurate separator for a fuel cell having high electrical conductivity. In the present invention, the cavity surface temperature of a mold is kept equal to or higher than... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090305112 - Fuel cell air exchange apparatus: A fuel cell air exchanger is provided. The fuel cell air exchanger includes a platform having at least one throughput opening and at least one holding post, where the holding post fixedly holds a fuel cell offset from the platform and proximal to the opening, where the opening can have... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm

20090305113 - Direct electron transfer using enzymes in bioanodes, biocathodes, and biofuel cells: Bioanodes, biocathodes, and biofuel cells comprising an electron conductor, at least one anode enzyme A) or cathode enzyme, and an enzyme immobilization material. The anode enzyme is capable of reacting with a fuel fluid to produce an oxidized form of the fuel fluid, and capable of releasing electrons to the... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP

20090305114 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery prevents shorts between electrodes by discharging an electrode assembly downward through a can provided with notches at a lower part thereof when the battery is vertically compressed. The secondary battery includes: an electrode assembly; a can having an upper opening to receive the electrode assembly and a... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090305117 - Battery pack: A battery pack includes a bare cell having a coupling groove and a protection circuit electrically coupled to the bare cell. A coupler has a first end attached to the protection circuit and a second end defining a coupling hole, the second end contacting the bare cell. A fastener is... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090305115 - Lithium battery pack: For a lithium battery pack including battery cells the number of which is larger than the number of battery cells 111 that can be monitored by a voltage detect portion 115, there is disposed a temperature detect element 113 for detecting the temperatures of the battery cell 112 not monitored... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.

20090305116 - Middle or large-sized battery module: Disclosed herein is a middle- or large-sized battery module comprising: a battery cell stack including a plurality of battery cells or unit modules electrically connected with each other, the battery cells or unit modules being erected in the lateral direction; a first module case constructed in a structure to entirely... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090305118 - Protective circuit module and secondary battery having the same: A secondary battery having a bare cell and a protective circuit module disposed over the bare cell and electrically connected to the bare cell via a first lead plate, in which the first lead plate includes a first plate, a second plate connected to the first plate, and a third... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090305119 - Protective circuit module and secondary battery having the same: A secondary battery includes a plurality of bare cells including a first bare cell and a second bare cell and a protective circuit module spaced above the plurality of bare cells. A first lead plate electrically connects the protective circuit module and the first bare cell, the first lead plate... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090305121 - Double winding-typed electrode assembly: Disclosed herein is a double winding type electrode assembly constructed in a structure in which a cathode and an anode are opposite to each other while a separator is disposed between the cathode and the anode, wherein the electrode assembly is manufactured by preparing a plurality of cell units, each... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090305122 - Lithium-ion secondary battery: A lithium-ion secondary battery comprising a positive electrode with a comb-like shaped positive electrode lead piece formed on one side of said positive electrode, a negative electrode with a comb-like shaped negative electrode lead piece formed on one side of said negative electrode, an electrode assembly in which said positive... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090305123 - Secondary battery and method for producing the same: A secondary battery includes an electrode group 4 in which a positive electrode plate 1 and a negative electrode plate 2 are wounded with a porous insulation layer interposed therebetween, wherein an electrode plate end portion 1a protrudes from the porous insulation layer and abuts the current collector plate 5,... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090305120 - Systems and methods for rechargeable battery collector tab configurations and foil thickness: Systems and methods for configuring tabs on a rechargeable battery may include a current collector comprising one or more collector foil and one or more tabs connected to the collector foil for conveying generated current from the current collector. The tabs may be configured to extract greater capacity from the... Agent: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

20090305124 - Battery pack comprising combined temperature-controlling system: Disclosed herein is a middle- or large-sized battery pack including a plurality of unit cells electrically connected with each other, wherein the battery pack is constructed in a structure in which a heat transfer medium flows through gaps defined between the unit cells for controlling the overall temperature of the... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090305125 - Battery pack: Negative (−) terminals and positive (+) terminals of a plurality of cells in a connected state are housed in a metal case. The metal case is attached with positive-side and negative-side external terminals, and the external terminals and cell terminals are connected with each other through lead wires. The metal... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090305126 - Secondary battery having electrode with self cutting part to be destructed on application of over-current: Disclosed herein is a plate-shaped secondary battery used as a unit cell for middle- or large-sized battery pack, the secondary battery having an electrode assembly, which can be charged and discharged, mounted in a sheet-shaped battery case including a metal layer and a resin layer in a sealed state, the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090305127 - Microporous material and a method of making same: A method for producing a microporous material comprising the steps of: providing an ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE); providing a filler, providing a processing plasticizer, adding the filler to the UHMWPE in a mixture being in the range of from about 1:9 to about 15:1 filler to UHMWPE by weight;... Agent: Hammer & Associates, P.C.

20090305128 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery including an electrode assembly; a can having an upper opening to receive the electrode assembly and having two facing wide walls, wherein the wide walls are asymmetrical to each other; and a cap assembly sealing the upper opening of the can.... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20090305129 - Lithium secondary battery and method of manufacturing the same: [Means for Solving the Problem] A lithium secondary battery includes a negative electrode (2) having a negative electrode current collector (11) and a negative electrode active material layer (12) disposed on the negative electrode current collector (11), a positive electrode (1) having a positive electrode active material, a separator (3),... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090305131 - High energy lithium ion batteries with particular negative electrode compositions: Combinations of materials are described in which high energy density active materials for negative electrodes of lithium ion batteries. In general, metal alloy/intermetallic compositions can provide the high energy density. These materials can have moderate volume changes upon cycling in a lithium ion battery. The volume changes can be accommodated... Agent: Dardi & Associates, PLLC

20090305130 - Type of non-aqueous electrolyte: This invention relates to non-aqueous electrolytes, in particular, a non-aqueous electrolyte for lithium-ion secondary batteries. The electrolyte comprises regular organic solvents and electrolyte saline. The special characteristics are: the electrolyte also comprises mixed additives, said mixed additives comprising at least one of those of compound group A, at least one... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20090305132 - Electrode material including a complex lithium/transition metal oxide: The invention relates to an electrode material and a composite electrode including same. The electrode material consists of particles or particulate aggregates of a complex LiiMmM′m′ZzOoNnFf oxide, wherein M is at least one transition metal, M′ is at least one metal other than a transition metal, Z is at least... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090305133 - Electrode assembly having member for holding electrodes and secondary battery comprising the same: Disclosed herein are a stacking type electrode assembly constructed in a cathode/separator anode structure, wherein the electrode assembly is provided at a predetermined region thereof with at least one through-hole, and a pair of holding members (a male coupling member and a female coupling member) constructed in a male-female coupling... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090305134 - Electrode assembly having stable lead-tap joint and electrochemical cell containing them: Disclosed herein is a stacking or stacking/folding type electrode assembly of a cathode/separator/anode structure, wherein the electrode assembly is constructed in a structure in which tabs (electrode tabs), having no active material applied thereto, protrude from electrode plates constituting the electrode assembly, electrode leads are located at one-side ends of... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090305135 - Conductive nanocomposite-based electrodes for lithium batteries: This invention provides a nanocomposite-based lithium battery electrode comprising: (a) A porous aggregate of electrically conductive nano-filaments that are substantially interconnected, intersected, physically contacted, or chemically bonded to form a three-dimensional network of electron-conducting paths, wherein the nano-filaments have a diameter or thickness less than 1 μm (preferably less than... Agent: Bor Z. Jang

20090305136 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and method of manufacturing the same: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery has a positive electrode (11) containing a positive electrode active material, a negative electrode (12) containing a negative electrode active material, and a non-aqueous electrolyte solution (14) in which a solute is dissolved in a non-aqueous solvent. The positive electrode active material is obtained by... Agent: Kubovcik & Kubovcik

20090305137 - Alkaline batteries: Alkaline batteries are provided, including an anode, a cathode, and a separator disposed between the anode and cathode. The cathode porosity is selected to optimize performance characteristics of the battery. In one aspect, an alkaline cell is provided that includes (a) an anode, (b) a cathode, comprising a cathode active... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090305138 - Composite carbon electrodes useful in electric double layer capacitors and capacitive deionization methods of making the same: Composite carbon electrodes for use in, for example, Capacitive Deionization (CDI) of a fluid stream or, for example, an electric double layer capacitor (EDLC) are described. Methods of making the composite carbon electrodes are also described. The composite carbon electrode comprises an electrically conductive porous matrix comprising carbon; and an... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20090305139 - Electrode material containing mixture of polyvinyl alcohol of high degree of polymerization and polyvinyl pyrrolidone as binder and lithium secondary: An electrode mix comprising a mixture of a polyvinyl alcohol with polyvinyl pyrrolidone as a binder and a lithium secondary battery comprising the same are disclosed. The electrode mix and lithium secondary battery according to the present invention enable stable maintenance of adhesion between active materials and/or adhesion between the... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090305140 - Electrochemical cell:

20090305141 - Electrode having porous active coating layer, manufacturing method thereof and electrochemical device containing the same: Disclosed are an electrode having a porous active coating layer, a manufacturing method thereof and an electrochemical device containing the same. The electrode having a porous active coating layer according to the present invention may be useful to enhance peeling and scratch resistances of the porous active layer and improve... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090305142 - Electrode grid: The present invention relates to an electrode grid for a lead accumulator, comprising a grid substrate (1) and a coherent, galvanically deposited, multi-layer coating (2) on the grid substrate (1), wherein the grid substrate is produced from lead or lead alloy and the multi-layer coating comprises at least two layers... Agent: Michael L. Dunn

20090305144 - Electrochemical device: wherein Rf1 and Rf2 are the same or different and each is a fluorine-containing alkyl group having 3 to 6 carbon atoms, (B) a cyclic carbonate, and (C) a chain carbonate being compatible with both of the fluorine-containing ether (A) and the cyclic carbonate (B), and (II) an electrolyte salt,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090305143 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: This invention relates to a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery including a positive electrode including a positive electrode mixture, a negative electrode, a separator, and a non-aqueous electrolyte. The positive electrode mixture includes a positive electrode active material, and the positive electrode active material includes a lithium nickel composite oxide. The... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090305145 - 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; lithium salt; and difluoro oxalato borate and fluoro ethylene carbonate (FEC). The capacity retention property and durability of a lithium ion secondary battery including the electrolyte is excellent even when the battery is left at a high... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

  
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