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Chemistry: electrical current producing apparatus, product, and process January recently filed with US Patent Office 01/10

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01/28/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20100021774 - Membrane electrode assembly and biofuel cell using the same: A membrane electrode assembly includes a proton exchange membrane, an anode and a cathode. The proton exchange membrane has two opposite surfaces, a first surface and a second surface. The anode is located adjacent to the first surface of the proton exchange membrane, and the cathode is located adjacent to... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100021775 - Apparatus for portable fuel cells and operating method thereof: Disclosed are an apparatus for portable fuel cell and an operation method thereof, wherein stabilization state after initial operation can be determined using OCV.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100021777 - Alkaline membrane fuel cells and apparatus and methods for supplying water thereto: A device to produce electricity by a chemical reaction without the addition of liquid electrolyte comprises an anode electrode, a polymer membrane electrolyte fabricated to conduct hydroxyl (OH—) ions, the membrane being in physical contact with the anode electrode on a first side of the membrane, and a cathode electrode... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20100021776 - Composites and electrodes for electrochemical devices and processes for producing the same: The present invention is directed to a composite including a substrate and a film deposited on a surface of the substrate, and processes for producing the composites. The deposited film includes at least one metal oxide having the formula: MxOy, wherein M is a first, second, or third row transition... Agent: Bryan Cave LLP

20100021778 - Fuel cell emergency power system: Fuel cell emergency power systems comprising a fuel cell having an anode and a cathode, a power distribution unit for selectively directing electrical current from the fuel cell to one or more consuming device, a hydrogen gas control system and an oxygen gas control system. The hydrogen gas control system... Agent: Streets & Steele

20100021779 - Solid oxide fuel cell system integrated with reformer: The present invention relates to a solid oxide fuel cell, in which an external reformer is integrated with a solid oxide fuel cell stack, thereby efficiently controlling heat and simplifying a system structure thereof.... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100021780 - System for storing ammonia in and releasing ammonia from a stroage material and method for storing and releasing ammonia: A system for storing ammonia in and releasing ammonia from a storage material capable of binding and releasing ammonia reversibly by adsorption or absorption for a process with a gradual ammonia demand that can vary over the time. The system has a container capable of housing the ammonia-containing storage material;... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20100021781 - Fuel cell potential measuring apparatus and manufacturing method therefor: A fuel cell potential measuring apparatus includes a first sheet member which is arranged on an anode side, and a second sheet member which is arranged on a cathode side. On the first sheet member, an anode potential-applying electrode and an anode potential-measuring electrode are disposed on an end portion... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100021782 - Fuel cell system: A downstream end of the anode gas flow channel can be opened and closed by an exhaust valve 14. The exhaust valve 14 can be selectively switched between an exhaust mode in which a substantially smaller amount of gas than the consumption of the fuel gas in the anode gas... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100021783 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system has an inlet shutoff valve provided in a main route forming an oxidized gas supply flow path, a humidifier bypass valve provided in a humidifier bypass route which is a route bypassing the main route, a fuel cell bypass valve provided in a fuel cell bypass... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100021784 - Solid oxide fuel cell comprising a thermal exchanger: Solid oxide fuel cell that comprises a cell core and a thermal exchanger suitable for supplying said cell core with a fluid at a given temperature required for its operation, wherein the exchanger comprises a cold fluid circuit and provides a thermal interface with a hot fluid circuit, the cold... Agent: Marjama Muldoon Blasiak & Sullivan LLP

20100021786 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell includes a hydrogen permeable metal substrate and an electrolyte layer. The hydrogen permeable metal substrate acts as an anode. The electrolyte layer is provided on the hydrogen permeable metal substrate and has proton conductivity. At least a part of the hydrogen permeable metal substrate is composed of... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100021785 - Membrane-electrode assembly for a fuel cell and a fuel cell system including the same: A membrane-electrode assembly for a fuel cell includes a cathode and an anode facing each other, and a polymer electrolyte membrane interposed therebetween. Each of the cathode and the anode includes an electrode substrate and a catalyst layer disposed on the electrode substrate. At least one of the electrode substrate... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100021788 - Polymer electrolyte composite film, membrane-electrode assembly and fuel cell: The invention provides a polymer electrolyte composite film which is superior in membrane properties and membrane strength and can achieve high proton conductivity, and a membrane-electrode assembly and a fuel cell which use the membrane. The polymer electrolyte composite film contains a block copolymer including a hydrophilic block and a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100021787 - Processes for producing catalyst-layer-supporting substrate, catalyst-layer-supporting substrate, membrane electrode assembly, and fuel cell: The processes include: a layer superposition step in which the step of sputtering or vapor-depositing a mixture layer including a first pore-forming metal and a catalyst metal on a substrate and the step of forming an interlayer of a second pore-forming metal or a fibrous-carbon interlayer are alternately conducted repeatedly... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100021789 - Tubular fuel cell and fuel cell module: A tubular fuel cell comprises a cylindrical internal electrode having electrical conductivity, a lamination of a first catalytic layer, an electrolytic layer, and a second catalytic layer laminated in that order on an outer circumferential surface of the internal electrode, and an electrically conductive exterior coil wound around an outer... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100021791 - Asymmetric dovetail interconnect for solid oxide fuel cell: An interconnect for a solid oxide fuel cell includes a conductive structure having first portions defining a first contact zone, second portions defining a second contact zone which is spaced from the first contact zone, and intermediate portions extending between the first and second portions, wherein the intermediate portions are... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C. (utc)

20100021790 - Elastomeric bipolar plates: An elastomeric conductive bipolar plate for use in proton exchange membrane fuel cells is described. The plate reduces the weight of the fuel cell and eliminates the need for gaskets typically used in these fuel cells.... Agent: Ian C. Mcleod Butzel Long

20100021792 - Solid oxide fuel cell and manufacturing method thereof: An electric power generation cell 1 is constituted by arranging a fuel electrode layer 4 on one side of a solid electrolyte layer 3 and an air electrode layer 2 on the other side of the solid electrolyte layer 3. The solid electrolyte layer 3 is constituted of an oxide... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100021793 - Fuel cell separator material and process of producing the same: A fuel cell separator material which is homogeneous, has a small variation in thickness and a minimum thickness of 0.3 mm or less, for example, and enables a reduction in size of fuel cells. The fuel cell separator material includes green sheets formed by a doctor blade method using a... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20100021795 - Gas piping system for fuel cell: There is provided a gas piping system for a fuel cell in which a gas pipe is made of stainless steel containing no nickel and is fixed at normal room temperature to a suspension member or a fixing portion through a fixing tool by means of bolts/nuts. The fixing tool... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100021794 - Method of fabricating carbon material, carbon material prepared by the method, cell material and apparatus using the same: Disclosed is a method for fabricating a carbon material, by which carbon fibers or carbon tubes, particularly branched carbon fibers or carbon tubes, are obtained via a so-called self-growing process without using external carbon sources. The carbon material obtained by the method has a large specific surface area and further... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100021796 - Transition metal nitride, separator for fuel cells, fuel cell stack, fuel cell vehicle, method of manufacturing transition metal nitride, and method of manufacturing separator for fuel cells: A transition metal nitride obtained by nitriding a base material including an austenitic stainless steel having a Cr concentration of 25% or more includes a first layer (first nitrided layer) formed continuously on a base layer formed by the base material, having a stacked crystal structure of a nano-level including... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100021797 - Membrane electrode assembly and fuel cell using the same: A membrane electrode assembly includes a proton exchange membrane and at least one electrode. The at least one electrode includes a carbon nanotube composite structure. The carbon nanotube composite structure includes a carbon nanotube structure and a catalyst material. The carbon nanotube structure includes a plurality of carbon nanotubes and... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100021798 - Device, system and method for improving efficiency and preventing degradation of energy storage devices: Disclosed herein is a method and related device for improving energy performance and substantially preventing degradation of a chemical-to-electrical energy conversion process of an energy storage device (10), comprising the steps of: mechanically exciting chemical reaction products within the energy storage device (10) at energy levels proximate which covalent bonds... Agent: Law Office Of Jay R. Yablon

20100021800 - Carbon cathodes for fluoride ion storage: The invention provides fluoride ion host electrodes for use in electrochemical cells. These electrodes include carbon nanomaterials having a curved multilayered structure and a film or particles of a metal-based material. The metal-based material may react with fluorine and may be a transition metal such as silver. The invention also... Agent: Greenlee Winner And Sullivan P C

20100021799 - Printable batteries and methods related thereto: Embodiments of the invention relate to a galvanic cell comprising a first electrode, a second electrode, an electrolyte in contact with both the electrodes, a substrate adapted to support and separate the electrodes while allowing the electrolyte to move within it and contacts electrically coupled to the electrodes, wherein one... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100021801 - Electrochemical device ensuring a good safety: Disclosed is the structure of a center pin assembly inserted into the winding center of a winding-type electrode assembly of an electrochemical device, which has a case containing the winding-type electrode assembly. The center pin assembly can secure the safety of an electrochemical device when physical impact (e.g. squeezing, shock)... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100021802 - Middle or large-sized battery module: Disclosed herein is a middle- or large-sized battery module including two or more unit modules each having one or more plate-shaped battery cells, as unit cells, surrounded by a high-strength sheathing member made of synthetic resin or metal, and separable upper and lower frame members coupled with each other in... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100021804 - Battery cover mechanism: A battery cover mechanism used in a portable electronic device includes a housing, a cover and an operating unit. The housing defines a receiving groove therein for receiving a battery. The cover is assembled on the housing to cover the receiving groove. The operating unit is mounted on the cover... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100021803 - Electronic device: An electronic device includes a main body, a battery, and a fixing module. The main body defines a receiving groove to receive the battery. The battery defines a latching groove. The fixing module includes a fixing member, an elastic member, and a touching member. The touching member urges the elastic... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100021805 - Electrochemical energy generation system: An electrochemical energy generation system can include a sealed vessel that contains inside (i) at least one electrochemical cell, which has two electrodes and a reaction zone between them; (ii) a liquefied halogen reactant, such as a liquefied molecular chlorine; (iii) at least one metal halide electrolyte; and (iv) a... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100021806 - Reserve battery: A reserve battery having a prolonged shelf life that may be used in a wide variety of consumer related and non consumer related electrical devices. The reserve battery includes an outer enclosure, an internal breaking element extending directly from an inner surface of the outer enclosure and a breakable barrier... Agent: Neustel Law Offices, Ltd.

20100021807 - Energy storage device: Disclosed is an energy storage device, in which an electrode material including an aqueous solvent, a binder and a transition metal oxide containing lithium is used to form one electrode, and an electrode material including activated carbon is used to form the other electrode. In particular, the energy storage device... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

20100021808 - Multi-layer, microporous polyolefin membrane, its production method, battery separator, and battery: A multi-layer, microporous polyolefin membrane comprising first microporous layers constituting at least both surface layers, and at least one second microporous layer disposed between both surface layers, the first microporous layer comprising a first polyethylene resin containing 8% or more by mass of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene having a weight-average molecular weight... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100021809 - Energy store with guide rod: An energy storage device is provided including multiple back-to-back-disposed storage cells, from the first end of which the plus pole is made to emerge and from the other end of which the minus pole is made to emerge, thereby creating a series circuit of the storage cells. In order to... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100021810 - End cover assembly for an electrochemical cell: An end cover assembly for a battery comprises a cover plate; a scabbard mounted on the cover plate; a connector; and a sealing material. The cover plate comprises an opening. The scabbard comprises an interior channel. The opening is in communication with the channel. The connector is disposed in the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100021812 - Lithium ion battery of crimping shape of increased safety: Disclosed herein is a cylindrical battery constructed in a structure in which a crimp region, at which a cap assembly is mounted to an open upper end of a cylindrical container having an electrode assembly mounted therein, is formed at the upper end of the container, wherein the crimp region... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100021811 - Sealed battery: A sealed battery includes a battery container, a lid body attached to an opening portion of the battery container, and a terminal extraction portion provided on a lid main body of the lid body. The battery container is sealed by joining an opening peripheral edge portion thereof to a peripheral... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100021813 - Electrode for any energy reservoir: An electrode for an energy storage device has an electrode bearer and an active electrode material that is applied onto the electrode bearer on one side or on both sides, the electrode bearer being formed from an alloy that has a portion of copper and that additionally contains at least... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20100021814 - Electrolyte for lithium ion secondary battery: The present invention provides a lithium ion secondary battery satisfactory in cycle property and an electrolyte for a lithium ion secondary battery capable of realizing the aforementioned lithium ion secondary battery, by using an electrolyte for a lithium ion secondary battery, comprising a group of additives and a solvent, and... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20100021815 - Secondary batteries comprising eutectic mixture and preparation method thereof: Disclosed is a secondary battery comprising a cathode, an anode, a separator and an electrolyte, wherein the electrolyte comprises: (a) a eutectic mixture; and (b) a first compound reduced at a higher potential vs. lithium potential (Li/Li+) than the lowest limit of the electrochemical window of the eutectic mixture. The... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100021816 - Flexible circuit having an integrally formed battery: A method and apparatus of forming a battery enabled flexible circuit. The invention includes forming a first insulating layer and positioning a battery on the first insulating layer, the battery having at least a first and a second terminal. A second insulating layer is then formed on the first insulating... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100021817 - Electrode structure for lithium secondary battery and secondary battery having such electrode structure: An electrode structure for a lithium secondary battery including: a main active material layer including a metal powder selected from silicon, tin and an alloy thereof that can store and discharge of lithium by electrochemical reaction, and a binder of an organic polymer; and a wherein the collector. The main... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100021818 - Hydrogen storage material, electrochemically active material, electrochemical cell and electronic equipment: The invention relates to a hydrogen storage material comprising an alloy of magnesium. The invention further relates to an electrochemically active material and an electrochemical cell provided with at least one electrode comprising such a hydrogen storage material. Also, the invention relates to electronic equipment comprising such an electrochemical cell.... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100021819 - Graphene nanocomposites for electrochemical cell electrodes: A composite composition for electrochemical cell electrode applications, the composition comprising multiple solid particles, wherein (a) a solid particle is composed of graphene platelets dispersed in or bonded by a first matrix or binder material, wherein the graphene platelets are not obtained from graphitization of the first binder or matrix... Agent: Bor Z. Jang

20100021820 - Negative electrode material for lithium ion secondary battery and method for producing the same: A negative electrode material for lithium ion secondary batteries includes core-shell composite particles prepared by covering the surface of a graphite powder with an amorphous carbon powder via a carbide of binder pitch, the graphite powder having an average particle diameter of 5 to 30 μm and an average lattice... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20100021821 - Secondary battery having electrode for improvement of stability during overcharge: Disclosed herein is a secondary battery including an electrode assembly that can be charged and discharged, wherein the electrode assembly includes an electrode (‘safety electrode’) composed of a material that effects an electrochemical reaction when the secondary battery is overcharged (Overcharge reaction material’). The safety electrode according to the present... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100021822 - Microporous polyolefin membrane: The present invention provides a microporous polyolefin membrane having a porosity of 45% to 85% wherein the microporous polyolefin membrane easily absorbs the strain produced when the membrane undergoes compression, and retains excellent permeability and excellent electrical insulation performance even after compression by setting the maximum pore diameter at 0.1... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100021823 - Nonaqueous electrolyte and lithium secondary battery employing the same: The invention relates to a nonaqueous electrolyte which comprises a nonaqueous organic solvent and a lithium salt dissolved therein, wherein the nonaqueous organic solvent contains at least one compound selected from the group consisting of acid anhydrides and carbonic esters having an unsaturated bond, and at least one compound selected... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

  
01/21/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20100015473 - Multi-layer coating: A multi-layer coating for protection of metals and alloys against oxidation at high temperatures in general is provided. The invention utilizes a multi-layer ceramic coating on metals or alloys for increased oxidation-resistance, comprising at least two layers, wherein the first layer (3) which faces the metal containing surface and the... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100015474 - Adaptive technique and apparatus to detect an unhealthy condition of a fuel cell system: A technique that is usable with a fuel cell system having a fuel cell stack includes storing in a memory a healthy behavior pattern and an unhealthy behavior pattern for the fuel cell stack, comparing observed behavior of the fuel cell stack to the healthy and unhealthy behavior patterns, and... Agent: Trop, Pruner & Hu, P.C.

20100015475 - Solid polymer fuel cell and method for activating same: A solid polymer fuel cell has a catalyst layer including a nanohorn aggregate as a catalyst carrier, catalyst metal supported on the catalyst carrier, and a polymer electrolyte coating the catalyst carrier. Voltage higher than the open circuit voltage of the solid polymer fuel cell is applied to the catalyst... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100015476 - Thermally integrated fuel cell system: A thermally integrated fuel cell system includes a stack zone, a burner zone and a low temperature zone. The fuel is combined with steam and passed sequentially through a primary reformer and a secondary reformer or a radiative fuel heat exchanger. Air may be passed sequentially through an afterburner heat... Agent: Edward Yoo C/o Bennett Jones

20100015477 - Apparatus, system, and method for producing energy using an alkalai metal: An apparatus, system and method are disclosed for producing energy from the controlled reaction of an alkali metal with water. The method comprises forcing a liquefied alkali metal through a filter that separates the liquid alkali metal into alkali metal droplets. The alkali metal droplets comprise small enough particles that... Agent: Kunzler & Associates

20100015478 - Method and apparatus for measuring methanol vapor concentration, method of controlling methanol vapor concentration in a fuel cell, and fuel cell using the same: A method of measuring methanol vapor concentration on a real-time basis and a methanol vapor concentration measuring apparatus used in fuel cells. The method of measuring methanol vapor concentration involves using an absorption spectrometry technique, that is, after measuring intensities I0 and I1 of light of a laser before and... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100015479 - Assembly for producing a hydrogenous gas: An assembly for producing a hydrogenous gas has a reformation device with a fuel supply, a gas supply, and a catalytic converter. A vaporization unit is arranged upstream of the catalytic converter of the reformation device with respect to the gas flow and has a heating element arranged in a... Agent: Pamela A. Kachur

20100015481 - Fuel cell and fuel cell module: Separators of a fuel cell include sandwiching sections which sandwich electrolyte electrode assemblies and have fuel gas channels, first bridges each having a fuel gas supply channel, and a fuel gas supply unit. A fuel gas supply passage extends through the fuel gas supply unit in a stacking direction. Further,... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100015480 - Hydrogen generator and fuel cell system: A hydrogen generator according to the invention comprises: a combustion gas passage (5) configured to flow combustion gas coming from a combustor; a preheat-evaporator (6) which is supplied with a material gas and water and configured to evaporate the water and heat the material gas by heat transmitted from the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100015482 - Fuel cell system: There is disclosed a fuel cell system capable of appropriately performing the impedance measurement and scavenging control of a fuel cell during the stop of the fuel cell system. According to the present embodiment, in the fuel cell system including a control section which monitors and controls the state of... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100015483 - Reaction gas temperature and humidity regulating module for fuel cell stack: A device for regulating temperature and humidity of a reaction gas to be supplied to a fuel cell stack includes a temperature regulation section provided with a first gas guide board through which the reaction gas flows, a coolant guide board through which a coolant from the fuel cell stack... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100015484 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system comprises a fuel cell, a supply flow passage for flowing a fuel gas supplied from a fuel supply source to the fuel cell, a variable gas supply device for regulating the state of the gas on the upstream side of the supply flow passage to supply... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100015485 - Fuel cell design based on a framed bipolar plate: This disclosure related to polymer electrolyte member fuel cells and components thereof.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100015486 - Power generating plant: Coal is reacted in a furnace 22 to obtain a coal gasification gas. The coal gasification gas is cooled by a gas cooler 23, passed through a porous filter 24, and desulfurized by a desulfurizer 25 to produce a CO-containing gas as an anode. The CO gas-containing gas is subjected... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100015487 - Catalyst-coated membrane, membrane-electrode assembly, fuel cell and fuel cell stack: The present invention provides a catalyst-coated membrane and a membrane-electrode assembly that can easily and surely achieve a polymer electrolyte fuel cell having excellent durability, in which the decomposition/degradation of a polymer electrolyte membrane can be suppressed, and a decrease in initial characteristics can be prevented sufficiently for a long... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100015488 - Fuel cell: Hydrogen supplied from an introduction port 22 is diffused in a first space 15, a first buffer section, is then further diffused in a first recessed section 30, a second buffer section, and is uniformly dispersed to channels 26 of a block group 25. Thus, the amounts of the hydrogen... Agent: Bruce L. Adams Esq Adams & Wilks

20100015490 - Membrane electrode assembly for polymer electrolyte fuel cell and polymer electrolyte fuel cell: The present invention provides a membrane electrode assembly for a polymer electrolyte fuel cell, including: an electrolyte membrane; a catalyst layer; and a conductive porous gas diffusion layer, in which an interface between the catalyst layer and the electrolyte membrane is provided with a groove for allowing one of passage... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100015491 - Solid oxide fuel cell stack for portable power generation: A solid oxide fuel cell module for use in a portable power supply system. The solid oxide fuel cell module includes a housing with a walled structure defining a substantially enclosed interior cavity, wherein the housing includes an outer wall surface and inner wall surface. The solid oxide fuel cell... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.

20100015489 - Titanates of perovskite or derived structure and applications thereof: Materials of the titanate type of perovskite or derived structure and their uses for the production of electrodes, more particularly in the cell elements of an SOFC cell or the cell elements of a high-temperature steam electrolysis cell.... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20100015492 - Tubular fuel cell and production method thereof: It is to provide a tubular fuel cell which is formed in a tubular shape by a bending process and has an advantage of realizing a compact size of a cross section and further realizing a compact bulk, and a method of producing such a fuel cell. The tubular fuel... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100015495 - Electrochemical device comprising a proton-conducting ceramic electrolyte: The invention relates to the use of a ceramic of formula Ba2(1−x)M2xIn2(1−y)M′2yO4+δ(OH)δ′ where M represents at least one metal cation with an oxidation number II or III or a combination thereof, M′ represents at least one metal cation with an oxidation number III, IV, V or VI or a combination... Agent: Miller, Matthias & Hull

20100015493 - Film electrode composite element and production method therefor, and fuel cell: It is an object of the present invention to provide a method of producing a membrane electrode assembly using an interface resistance reducing composition which can simply reduce the resistance of the interface between an electrode and an electrolyte membrane in a short time at low temperatures at low pressure... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20100015494 - Ion-conducting ceramic apparatus, method, fabrication, and applications: A c-axis-oriented HAP thin film synthesized by seeded growth on a palladium hydrogen membrane substrate. An exemplary synthetic process includes electrochemical seeding on the substrate, and secondary and tertiary hydrothermal treatments under conditions that favor growth along c-axes and a-axes in sequence. By adjusting corresponding synthetic conditions, an HAP this... Agent: Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

20100015496 - Polymer electrolyte composition, polymer electrolyte membrane, membrane electrode assembly and solid polymer electrolyte-based fuel cell: The present invention provides a polymer electrolyte composition comprising a polymer electrolyte (A component) having an ion exchange capacity of from 0.5 to 3.0 meq/g, a compound (B component) having a thioether group and a compound (C component) having an azole ring, wherein a mass ratio (B/C) of the B... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20100015503 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell (A1) includes a cell stack (B) and a casing (210) for housing the cell stack (B), and is supplied with two reactant gases flowing separately from each other. The cell stack (B) includes a plurality of solid electrolyte fuel cell units (200) stacked on one another with... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100015502 - Fuel cell bipolar plate, and fuel cell: A fuel cell bipolar plate has a front surface and a rear surface opposite to each other, and flash and a receding portion. The flash is provided on the front surface at an outer peripheral portion of the bipolar plate and projects in a direction crossing the front surface. The... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100015500 - Fuel cell device with air filter: According to one embodiment, a fuel cell device includes a main body, an electricity generator, a fuel cartridge, an air inlet, an air intake filter, and a vibration applying mechanism. The electricity generator is housed in the main body, and generates electricity. The fuel cartridge is detachably housed in the... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100015501 - Fuel-cell cartridge connector: The problem to be solved is to protect the connector parts of the fuel-cell cartridge and the fuel-cell holding appliance from damage when an external rotating force that exceeds a rated value is applied to the cartridge case. The means for solving the problem is a fuel-cell cartridge connector (1)... Agent: Trojan Law Offices

20100015499 - Metallic bipolar plate for fuel cell and method for forming surface layer thereof: A metallic bipolar plate for a fuel cell, in which a carbon coating layer containing fluorine is formed on the surface of a stainless steel base material, thus having excellent electrical conductivity and corrosion resistance and further excellent water draining performance and heat radiating performance. In the metallic bipolar plate... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100015498 - Methanol fuel cell cartridge: Provided is a methanol fuel cell cartridge formed of a container comprising a polyester-based resin layer which has a methanol vapor permeability coefficient at 40° C. of 3 μg·mm/m2·hr or less and a cation index in a methanol immersion test of 30 or less, and is produced by using a... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20100015497 - Separator for fuel cell, method for producing the same, and fuel cell: The present invention provides a separator for a fuel cell comprising a resin and a conductive material as constituting components, and sulfonic acid groups imparted to at least one portion at the surface of gas channels by a treatment using a sulfuric acid-containing gas, wherein the resin and the sulfonic... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100015504 - Fuel cell: Cut lines (61) are formed in a wicking member (60) for supplying fuel to an anode (32) of a unit cell (11). This makes it possible to supply a sufficient amount of fuel to the anode because not only fuel propagation inside the wicking member (60) but also a capillary... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100015505 - Compliant feed region in stamped metal flowfield of a fuel cell plate to eliminate bias: A fuel cell plate assembly is disclosed that comprises a first plate having a plurality of protuberances formed in a bottom of flow channels formed thereon, wherein the protuberances abut a bottom of flow channels formed on a second plate when the first plate and the second plate are disposed... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20100015506 - Catalyst material and process for preparing the same: A catalyst material that bears active species densely, thereby having higher catalytic performance and serviceability, for example, as an electrode for fuel cells. A catalyst material, wherein a conductive material whose surface physically adsorbs a polymerizable ligand having an electrochemically polymerizable heterocycle and an electron-withdrawing group bonded to the heterocycle... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100015507 - Porous titanium having low contact resistance: Porous titanium having a low contact resistance includes porous titanium body, Au, and a Ti oxide layer (3). Porous titanium includes continuous holes (1) opening on a surface and being connected to inner holes and a skeleton (2). Au adheres to at least an outer skeletal surface (4) of the... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100015508 - Cylindrical secondary battery and method of manufacturing the same: Provided is a cylindrical secondary battery including a cylindrical exterior can having an open top portion into which an electrode assembly and electrolyte can be inserted and having an electrode tap which is drawn from the electrode assembly and extends upward; and a cap assembly assembled as an integrated structure,... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20100015509 - Active material for battery, non-aqueous electrolyte battery and battery pack: A non-aqueous electrolyte battery includes a container, a positive electrode housed in the container, a negative electrode housed in the container with a space from the positive electrode and containing an active material, and a non-aqueous electrolyte housed in the container. The active material includes a lithium-titanium composite oxide particle... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100015511 - High capacity battery cell employed with two or more unit cells: Disclosed herein is a secondary battery including two or more stacking-folding type cells (‘unit cells’) manufactured by winding small-sized electrode assemblies (‘bicells’) constructed in a stacking type structure in which electrodes having the same polarity are located at opposite sides of each electrode assembly and small-sized electrode assemblies (‘full cells’)... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100015510 - Sealed battery: A sealed battery includes an electrode group formed by winding or stacking a positive electrode including a current collector carrying an active material layer thereon, a negative electrode including a current collector carrying an active material layer thereon and a separator interposed therebetween. The current collectors of the positive and... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100015512 - Electric storage unit: An electric power storage unit includes plural storage element blocks, an external bus bar for electrically connecting the storage element blocks, a base made of metal for fixing the storage element blocks, and a cover fixed to the base for accommodating the storage element blocks. Each of the storage element... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100015513 - Battery apparatus: There is provided a battery apparatus mounted in a vehicle that is not subjected to forced draft, the battery apparatus including a plurality of rectangular parallelepiped batteries stacked in a direction vertical to a traveling direction of the vehicle, a rectangular parallelepiped battery box that accommodates the plurality of rectangular... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100015514 - Lithium secondary batteries and nonaqueous electrolyte for use in the same: [In general formula (1), R1 and R2 are an organic group having 1-12 carbon atoms and n is an integer of 3-10. In general formula (2), R3 to R5 are an organic group having 1-12 carbon atoms; x is an integer of 1-3; and p, q, and r each are... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100015515 - Laminated porous film and separator for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: Provided is a laminated porous film formed by laminating a heat-resistant resin layer on a porous film made from a polyolefin-based resin containing an ethylene-α-olefin copolymer including a structural unit derived from ethylene and a structural unit derived from one or more kinds of monomers selected from α-olefins having 4... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100015516 - Cathode compositions for lithium-ion electrochemical cells: o

20100015517 - Lead-acid battery and assembled battery: A lead-acid battery 10 of the invention includes a positive electrode plate 30 and an electrolyte solution and the positive electrode plate 30 has a positive substrate 33 bearing a tin dioxide layer on the surface thereof. In the lead-acid battery 10 of the invention, since the electrolyte solution has... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100015518 - Applied structure of energy storage device: An applied structure of energy storage device is disclosed. The applied structure of energy storage device includes energy cells and at least one pair of positive and negative contact structures. Energy cells are arranged in a way facilitating the connecting of the energy cells in series or parallel. Each of... Agent: Pai Patent & Trademark Law Firm

20100015519 - Buss bar for batteries: A buss bar for connecting electrochemical cells together includes a conductive member having a first end, a second end, and an elongated body between the first end and second end. The body includes a stress relief region configured to dampen vibrational forces received by the buss bar. The buss bar... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100015520 - Battery cover latching structure for portable electronic device: A battery cover latching structure (30) attached to a battery cover (20) of a portable electronic device (100), which comprises a fixing section (32) and a latching section (34). The fixing section (32) is used to attach the latching structure (30) to the battery cover (20). The latching section (34)... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100015521 - Rechargeable battery and associated methods: A rechargeable battery and associated methods, the rechargeable battery including an anode, a cathode, wherein the cathode includes a ternary cathode-active material, a separator interposed between the cathode and the anode, an electrolyte, and a housing enclosing the electrolyte, the anode, and the cathode, wherein the electrolyte includes a lithium... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20100015522 - Sealing piece and battery pack using the same: There is provided a more compact battery pack which is characterized in that the battery pack includes a PTC device (120) and a secondary battery which comprises a canister (100) and a sealing piece (102) which seals an opening of the canister wherein the sealing piece includes the PTC device... Agent: Marguerite E Gerstner Intellectual Property Law Department

20100015523 - Non-aqueous lithium secondary battery containing hydrophobic, inactive particle: Provided is a non-aqueous lithium secondary battery comprising an electrode assembly composed of a cathode, an anode, and a separator interposed between the cathode and anode, wherein the cathode and anode have an electrode material containing an active material applied on a current collector, a non-aqueous electrolyte containing a lithium... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100015524 - Lithium secondary battery of improved low-temperature power property: Provided is a lithium secondary battery which has excellent low-temperature power output characteristics by the inclusion of a given amount of a lithium metal oxide and/or a lithium metal sulfide in an anode mix for a lithium secondary battery containing a carbon-based anode active material and is thereby capable of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100015525 - Electrode active material and manufacturing method of same: Electrode active material of the invention is mainly an amorphous transition metal complex represented by AxMPyOz (where x and y are values which independently satisfy 0≦x≦2 and 0≦y≦2, respectively, and z=(x+5y+valence of M)/2 to satisfy stoichiometry; also, A is an alkali metal and M is a metal element selected from... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100015526 - Molecular heterostructures for energy conversion and storage: The present invention provides for a metal-molecule heterostructure comprising (a) a plurality of metal, semimetallic or semiconducting nanoparticles, and (b) a plurality of electrically conductive organic molecules interspersed among the nanoparticles. The metal-molecular heterostructure is useful in a device, such as a thermoelectric energy converter, battery or capacitor.... Agent: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

20100015527 - Electromotive device: A phosphate mineral powder containing at least one, two, or more elements selected from cerium, lanthanum, praseodymium, neodymium, and thorium is carried in at least one of a positive electrode active material, a negative electrode active material, and a separator, or contained in an active material layer formed on one... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100015528 - Lithium-ion battery: A battery includes a positive electrode having a current collector and a first active material and a negative electrode having a current collector and a second active material. The battery also includes an auxiliary electrode having a current collector and a third active material. The auxiliary electrode is configured for... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100015529 - Electrolyte assembly for secondary battery of novel laminated structure: Disclosed herein is an electrode assembly for secondary batteries, wherein the electrode assembly is constructed in a structure in which a cathode, having an active material layer coated on one major surface of a current collector, and an anode, having an active material layer coated on one major surface of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100015530 - Separator for electrochemical device, electrode for electrochemical device, and electrochemical device: A separator for an electrochemical device of the present invention includes a porous film including: a filler; an organic binder; and at least one resin selected from resin A that has a melting point of 80 to 140° C. and resin B that absorbs a non-aqueous electrolyte and swells upon... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100015531 - Enhanced negative plates for lead acid batteries: A paste for negative plate of lead acid battery is disclosed that has a reduced paste density, yet provides a negative plate with substantially increased BET surface area and consequently the battery with enhanced performance. The disclosed paste comprises an activated carbon additive having a mesopore volume of greater than... Agent: Meadwestvaco Corporation Attn:IPLegal Department

20100015532 - Negative electrode and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery using the same: A rolled foil of surface roughened copper as thick as 26 μm for example having a surface formed into an irregular shape with copper precipitated thereon by an electrolytic method is prepared as a negative electrode collector. Tin (Sn) or germanium (Ge) is deposited on the rolled foil described above,... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

20100015533 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery including: a positive electrode that contains a transition metal oxide capable of absorbing and desorbing lithium ions; a negative electrode that is capable of absorbing and desorbing lithium ions; a porous film that is interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode; and a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

  
01/14/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20100009222 - Cerium-modified doped strontium titanate compositions for solid oxide fuel cell anodes and electrodes for other electrochemical devices: The present invention provides novel compositions that find advantageous use in making electrodes for electrochemical cells and electrochemical devices such as solid oxide fuel cells, electrolyzers, sensors, pumps and the like, the compositions comprising cerium-modified doped strontium titanate. The invention also provides novel methods for making and using anode material... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20100009220 - Fuel cell load controller: A method for distributing power includes identifying a value of a variable in a fuel cell system, where the fuel cell system is configured to provide electrical power to a load. Based at least in part on the identified value of the variable, it is determined that the variable has... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100009219 - Idle stop-start control method of fuel cell hybrid vehicle: The present invention provides an idle stop-start control method of a fuel cell hybrid vehicle including a fuel cell as a main power source and a storage means as an auxiliary power source, in which air and hydrogen supply is cut off during low power operation where the efficiency of... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100009221 - Recuperators with spiral flow for fuel cell systems: A fuel cell system includes a plurality of fuel cell stacks, and one or more devices which in operation of the system provide an azimuthal direction to one or more anode or cathode feed or exhaust fluid flows in the system.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100009223 - Fuel cell stack with integrated process endplates: This disclosure related to polymer electrolyte member fuel cells and components thereof, including fuel cell endplates.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100009224 - Hydrogen generating apparatus and fuel cell power generation system: A hydrogen generating apparatus is disclosed. The hydrogen generating apparatus in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes: a first hydrogen generating unit, which has a first electrode generating hydrogen by decomposing an electrolyte aqueous solution; a second hydrogen generating unit, which has a second electrode that is... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100009226 - Device for treating reaction gases in fuel cells: The invention relates to devices for operating fuel cells. According to the invention, the two functions “cooling” and “humidification” are combined in a functional unit (10) to adjust the temperature of the air (1) supplied as the reaction medium and to humidify it. Membranes (5) are used that consist of... Agent: Patent Central LLC Stephan A. Pendorf

20100009225 - Fuel cell system and mobile body: A fuel cell system is provided with a fuel cell, an electric storage device, and a controller which determines a directed drive amount for a drive device. In the case where a drive request is input during a low-efficiency drive period in which power is supplied from the electric storage... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100009227 - Monitoring apparatus for a fuel cell stack: A control apparatus for a fuel cell stack having an operation control module is provided. The operation control module is configured in terms of programming and circuitry in order to control a large number of sensor or actuator systems that are relevant to normal operation. The sensor or actuator systems... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100009229 - Direct oxidation fuel cell: The direct oxidation fuel cell of the present invention is provided with: a membrane electrode assembly including an anode, a cathode, and an electrolyte membrane interposed between the anode and the cathode; an anode-side separator having a fuel flow channel for supplying fuel to the anode; and a cathode-side separator... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100009228 - Solid oxide fuel cell with transitioned cross-section for improved anode gas management at the open end: A solid oxide fuel cell (400) is made having a tubular, elongated, hollow, active section (445) which has a cross-section containing an air electrode (452) a fuel electrode (454) and solid oxide electrolyte (456) between them, where the fuel cell transitions into at least one inactive section (460) with a... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100009232 - Fuel cell assembly: An MEA comprising: (i) a central first conductive gas diffusion substrate having a first face and a second face; (ii) first and second catalyst layers each having a first and second face and wherein the first face of the first catalyst layer is in contact with the first face of... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100009233 - Fuel cell with reduced mass transfer limitations: This disclosure related to polymer electrolyte member fuel cells and components thereof.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100009230 - Fuel cells based on hollow conductive carbon fibres: An improved fuel cell structure uses a first sheet of carbon fibres separated by an electrolyte from a second sheet of carbon fibres. A fuel cell catalyst is coated on the outside of the fibres and the fuel passed down one set of fibres and oxygen or air passed down... Agent: Bartlett & Sherer

20100009234 - Method for generating a catalyst layer: A method for producing a catalyst layer (1) for fuel cells, chemical or electrochemical reactors using a precursor layer, which comprises a plurality of electrically conductive precursor particles (3, 4), a catalyst (2) being electrochemically deposited, the catalyst layer (1) being produced as a structured layer. This is achieved by... Agent: Myers Wolin, LLC

20100009231 - Stack and fuel cell power generation system having the same: A stack and a fuel cell power generation system equipped with the stack are disclosed. In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, the stack, which generates electrical energy by reacting hydrogen with oxygen and in which the hydrogen is supplied as a fuel and the oxygen is in... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100009235 - Metal phosphate and method for producing the same: A metal phosphate having high proton conductivity which is useful for a fuel cell having higher output, and a method for producing such a metal phosphate are provided. The method for producing a metal phosphate is a metal phosphate production method using a compound containing M, a compound containing J1,... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100009236 - Polymer electrolyte membrane for polymer electrolyte fuel cells, and membrane/electrode assembly: A polymer electrolyte membrane 15, which comprises a fluorinated proton conductive polymer (i) having a proton conductivity of at least 0.06 S/cm in an atmosphere at a temperature of 80° C. under a relative humidity of 50%, and (ii) having repeating units based on a vinyl ether type monomer with... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100009239 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell includes: a first discharge mechanism that connects an inlet of a discharge flow path directly to a porous body so as to cause liquid in the porous body and liquid in the discharge flow path to be continuous, thereby discharging the liquid in preference to the offgas;... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100009238 - Fuel cell and separator constituting the same: Each separator of a fuel cell stacked alternately with the power generation bodies has a first surface facing the first electrode of the power generation body, a second surface facing the second electrode of another power generation body, a first reactant gas channel that supplies or discharges a first reactant... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100009237 - Fuel cell module and its use: A planar fuel cell module including a module base unit having a plurality of recesses each adapted to receive a fuel cell therein is described. The recesses can disposed in a linear or two-dimensional planar arrangement. The module base unit also includes a strip conductor for providing electrical connection to... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20100009240 - Structural reinforcement of membrane electrodes: A catalyst ink composition for a fuel cell electrode is provided. The catalyst ink composition includes a plurality of electrically conductive support particles; a catalyst formed from a finely divided precious metal, the catalyst supported by the conductive support particles; an ionomer; at least one solvent; and a reinforcing material... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20100009241 - Fuel cell and process for production thereof; and electronic instrument, mobile machine, electric power generating system, cogeneration system, and electrode reaction-based apparatus: A porous electroconductive material is provided. The electroconductive material enables efficient enzymatic metabolic reactions on electrodes and yields electrodes having immobilized enzymes thereon which remain stable in any working environment. The porous electroconductive material, which has a three-dimensional network structure, is formed from a skeleton of porous material and a... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100009242 - Carbon nanowall with controlled structure and method for controlling carbon nanowall structure: Provided is a method for controlling a carbon nanowall (CNW) structure having improved corrosion resistance against high potential by varying the spacing between the carbon nanowall (CNW) walls so that its surface area and crystallinity are controlled. Also provided is a carbon nanowall (CNW) with a high surface arca and... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100009243 - Electrochemical energy cell system: A metal halogen electrochemical energy cell system that generates an electrical potential. One embodiment of the system includes at least one cell including at least one positive electrode and at least one negative electrode, at least one electrolyte, a mixing venturi that mixes the electrolyte with a halogen reactant, and... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100009244 - Electricity storage device and vehicle including the same: An electricity storage device has an electricity storage unit and a first container in which the electricity storage unit is contained, wherein, when an electricity storage unit abnormality occurs in which gas is produced in the electricity storage unit, the gas is discharged from the electricity storage unit into the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100009245 - Lithium-ion battery: A battery includes a positive electrode having a current collector and a first active material and a negative electrode having a current collector and a second active material. The battery also includes an auxiliary electrode having a current collector and a third active material. The auxiliary electrode is configured for... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100009246 - Bypass function for a high voltage battery cooling strategy: A cooling system and method for a vehicle battery is described. A high flow rate cooling loop in heat transfer communication with the battery is provided, for removing heat from the battery with a coolant. A first cooling device may be selectively coupled to the high flow rate cooling loop,... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100009247 - Battery cover assembly for portable electronic device: A battery cover assembly for a portable electronic device (100), the battery cover assembly includes a cover (10), a housing (20), a button (30) and the at least one elastic element (40). The cover defines a button hole (122). The cover is slidably attached to the housing. The button is... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100009248 - Drive battery assembly of an electric, fuel cell or hybrid vehicle: A drive battery assembly of an electric, fuel cell or hybrid vehicle has a plurality of battery cells (10), which are outwardly closed by their own individual cell housings (12) and are combined into a cell stack. At least one cooling fin (16) planarly abutting the cell housings (12) removes... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC

20100009249 - Separator for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and multilayer separator for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A separator of the present invention for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery is obtained by fluorinating a polyolefin based resin. A contact angle of the separator with a nonaqueous solvent electrolyte is 40° or less a shutdown temperature of the separator is 170° C. or less. Further, a multilayered separator... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100009250 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery includes: a battery module including an electrolyte layer in a form of a plate, a positive electrode disposed on a first main surface of the electrolyte layer and containing a positive electrode active material, and a negative electrode disposed on a second main surface of the electrolyte... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100009251 - Member of connecting electrode in battery module: Disclosed herein is an electrode terminal connecting member for electrically interconnecting plate-shaped secondary battery cells (‘battery cells’) constituting a battery module, wherein the electrode terminal connecting member includes a coupling part (‘bent coupling part’) bent to form a groove at the rear of the electrode terminal connecting member such that... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100009252 - Accumulator with several accumulator cells: At an accumulator with at least two accumulator cells, which are arranged in an accumulator housing and which are connected electrically with each other by a connector element, at least one of the accumulator cells is connected with the connector element by an electrically conductive adhesive.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100009253 - Battery case and battery: A battery case is provided, comprising a cylindrical body (1), a top cover plate (3) and a bottom cover plate (4). The cylindrical body (1) comprises a top which is open and covered with the top cover plate (3) fixed thereto, and the cylindrical body (1) further comprises a bottom... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100009254 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: An object of the invention is to provide an inexpensive non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery that allows reversible charge and discharge to be carried out and can be used for a long period because of a stable non-aqueous electrolyte used therein. The invention provides a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery including a... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

20100009255 - Phosphonium ionic liquids, compositions, methods of making and batteries formed there from: The invention generally encompasses phosphonium ionic liquids and compositions and their use in many applications, including but not limited to: as electrolytes in electronic devices such as memory devices including static, permanent and dynamic random access memory, as battery electrolytes, as a heat transfer medium, fuel cells and electrochromatic devices,... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP. (pa)

20100009256 - Polyradical compound-conductive material composite, method for producing the same, and battery using the same: Disclosed is a composite body of an electrode active material and a conductivity-imparting agent, which has high capacity density and enables to take out a large current. Also disclosed are a method for producing such a composite body, and a battery having high energy density and a large output power.... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100009257 - Lithium secondary battery comprising electrode active material containing surfactant: Provided is a lithium secondary battery comprising a lithium transition metal compound-containing cathode and a graphitized carbon-containing anode with addition of a surfactant to the cathode and/or the anode, whereby the addition of the surfactant improves the wettability of an electrolyte on the electrode, thereby increasing the battery capacity and... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100009258 - Negative electrode for lithium ion secondary battery, method for producing the same, lithium ion secondary battery and method for producing the same: A negative electrode for a lithium ion secondary battery, including: a negative electrode material mixture including an active material powder capable of reversibly absorbing and desorbing lithium, and a binder, wherein the active material includes at least one element selected from the group consisting of Si and Sn, and the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100009259 - Negative electrode active material for nickel-metal hydride battery and nickel-metal hydride battery using the same, and method for treating negative electrode active material for nickel-metal hydride battery: A negative electrode active material for a nickel-metal hydride battery of the present invention includes a hydrogen storage alloy, the hydrogen storage alloy containing La, Mg, Ni, Co, Al, and element M. The molar ratio y of Ni to the total of La and Mg is 2≦y≦3, the molar ratio... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100009260 - Anode material for lithium secondary batteries and lithium secondary batteries: A carbon material and a lithium ion secondary battery using the carbon material as the anode material, wherein the face interval d002 of the carbon material determined by an X ray diffraction apparatus is not less than 0.340 nm and not more than 0.370 nm, and further, V1/V2 representing a... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100009261 - Negative electrode material, making method, lithium ion secondary battery, and electrochemical capacitor: Particles of a silicon oxide of formula: SiOx wherein x is 0.5 to 1.6, a silicon composite comprising silicon dispersed in silicon dioxide and having a molar ratio Si/O from 1:0.5 to 1:1.6, or a mixture thereof are doped with 50-100,000 ppm of phosphorus. A negative electrode material comprising the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100009263 - Lead acid battery having ultra-thin: A lead acid electric storage battery uses conventional lead-acid secondary battery chemistry. The battery may be a sealed battery, an unsealed battery or a conventional multi-cell battery. The battery has a set of positive battery grids (plates) which are constructed with a body portion of thin titanium expanded metal having... Agent: Eliot Gerber

20100009262 - Non-lead grid cores for lead acid battery and method of their production: In a lead acid electric storage battery using conventional lead-acid secondary battery chemistry, the battery may be a sealed battery, an unsealed battery, a conventional multi-cell battery, or a bi-polar battery. The battery has a set of composite negative battery grids (plates) which are constructed with a thin aluminum core... Agent: Eliot Gerber

20100009264 - High rate discharge battery cell: A high rate discharge battery cell 150 is disclosed. The battery cell 150 comprising an anode end 200 and a cathode end 100 contains: a laminate including at least one anode electrode sheet 102; at least one cathode electrode sheet 101; and at least one separator sheet disposed between the... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20100009265 - Polyolefin microporous membrane and separator for nonaqueous electrolyte battery: The present invention provides a polyolefin microporous membrane made of a polyolefin resin and an inorganic particle, and the puncture strength of the microporous membrane is 3 N/20 μm or more and the membrane thickness retention ratio in penetration creep is 16% or more, thereby being excellent in safety and... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100009266 - Ion-conductive polymer electrolyte and secondary battery employing the same: e

20100009267 - Metal oxide fibers and nanofibers, method for making same, and uses thereof: The present invention generally relates to metal oxide fibers and nanofibers, the processes for making same, and uses thereof. Such metal oxide nanofibers possess the ability to absorb and decompose chemical warfare agents and other toxic chemicals. These nanofibers can be incorporated into protective clothing and devices for breathing or... Agent: Joseph J. Crimaldi Roetzel & Andress

20100009268 - Lithium primary battery: The present invention intends to provide a lithium primary battery excellent in large-current discharge characteristics in a low temperature environment without sacrificing the high-temperature storage characteristics. The present invention relates to a lithium primary battery including a positive electrode including a fluoride as a positive electrode active material, a negative... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

  
01/07/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20100003543 - Microbial fuel cell stack: The present invention discloses a microbial fuel cell stack, which comprises a plurality of microbial fuel cells and is characterized in that the microbial fuel cell includes a perforated frame, a cathode and an anode, and that the cathode wraps the perforated frame to form an anode chamber, and that... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100003544 - Electrochemical energy source, electronic device, and method manufacturing such an electrochemical energy source: An electrochemical energy source, comprising: a substrate, and at least one stack deposited onto said substrate, the stack comprising: an anode, a cathode, and an intermediate electrolyte separating said anode and said cathode; and at least one electron-conductive barrier layer being deposited between the substrate and the anode, which barrier... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100003545 - Redox flow battery system for distributed energy storage: A large stack redox flow battery system provides a solution to the energy storage challenge of many types of renewable energy systems. Independent reaction cells arranged in a cascade configuration are configured according to state of charge conditions expected in each cell. The large stack redox flow battery system can... Agent: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC

20100003550 - Fuel cell device and method fpr regulating fuel supply to fuel cell device: A fuel cell device having a fuel cell, a pump, an inhalation/exhalation port and a controller is provided. The pump is configured to regulate fuel supply to the fuel cell. The inhalation/exhalation port is configured to inhale oxygen and exhale moisture into and from the fuel cell, respectively. The controller... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20100003549 - Fuel cell, fuel cell system, and control method of fuel cell system: A fuel cell stack includes: a first cell having a first fuel gas flow path; and a second cell having a second fuel gas flow path constructed to have a specific flow path structure having a higher potential for a decrease in concentration of a fuel gas than that of... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100003551 - Method for operating a fuel cell system in a mode of reduced power output: The invention relates to a method for operating a fuel cell system in a mode of reduced power output. The fuel cell system comprises a fuel cell stack (BS) having at least one fuel cell (BZ) with an anode (A), a cathode (K), and a proton exchange membrane, anode and... Agent: Patent Central LLC Stephan A. Pendorf

20100003547 - Method for supplying fuel to fuel cell: The present invention provides a method for supplying fuel to a fuel cell, in which a monitoring period is determined for monitoring the fuel cell, and then a feeding amount of fuel is determined by integrating characteristic value generated from the fuel cell in the monitoring period. In another embodiment,... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100003548 - Recycling of waste material: A process and apparatus for recycling municipal domestic waste comprises subjecting the waste to steam at 150° C.-200° C. at above atmospheric pressure but less than twice atmospheric pressure, After steam treatment, the resultant material is separated into constituent parts and biomass and/or plastics subjected to further treatment: The further... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20100003552 - Sofc power system with a/c system and heat pump for stationary and transportation applications: An improved CHP system combining a VCCHP system with an SOFC system for application as a combined CHP system wherein the compressor motor of a heat pump is powered by a portion of the electricity generated by the SOFC, and wherein the thermal output of the heat pump is increased... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20100003546 - System and method for shorting a fuel cell stack: A fuel cell system is provided that includes a fuel cell stack with a plurality of fuel cells and a power converter in electrical communication with the fuel cell stack. The power converter is configured to selectively regulate a power of the fuel cell stack and short circuit the fuel... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20100003554 - anode gas circuit of a fuel cell system and method for activating and deactivating such an anode gas circuit of a fuel cell system: An anode gas circuit of a fuel cell system. The anode gas circuit includes a return line leading from an anode gas outlet of a fuel cell stack to an anode gas inlet of the fuel cell stack, a recirculation blower disposed in the return line, a first valve disposed... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100003555 - Method and device for decontamination air for fuel cell, and fuel cell: A method of air decontamination for a fuel cell to remove contaminants, that reduce cell performance, in air to be supplied to a fuel cell by treating the air so that the concentration of a sulfur compound is reduced to 5 ppb or less by removing the sulfur compound in... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100003553 - Method for improved efficiency for producing fuel gas for power generation: A method is provided for maximizing the production of electrical energy from coal by improving the thermal efficiency of gasifiers used in integrated coal gasification combined cycle gas turbine (IGCC) systems. Coal is reacted in a gasifier to produce a product fuel gas containing carbon monoxide from combustion of the... Agent: Robert L. Rispoli Precision Combustion, Inc.

20100003556 - Plasma-catalyzed fuel reformer: A reformer is disclosed that includes a plasma zone to receive a pre-heated mixture of reactants and ionize the reactants by applying an electrical potential thereto. A first thermally conductive surface surrounds the plasma zone and is configured to transfer heat from an external heat source into the plasma zone.... Agent: Ceramatec, Inc.

20100003557 - Interconnect material for solid fuel cell and process for the preparation thereof: where x, y and z are corresponding parties of weight. An interconnect plate of this material is manufactured by sintering an intermediate TiO2—Nb2O5 composition, grinding it to a powder, combining the powder with NiO, CuO and an organic binder, tape casting the mixture, stacking the fabricated film into multiple layers,... Agent: Intellectual Property Law Firm Of R.j. Lasker, Esq Suite 900

20100003558 - Control for reformer, fuel cell and battery management system in a stationary power plant: A method of operating a power generating system including a fuel cell coupled to an electrical buffer, wherein the fuel cell is further coupled to a steam reformer, comprising adjusting operation of the reformer based on a voltage affected by the electrical buffer while maintaining a steam to carbon ratio... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP

20100003560 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell (100) has an electrical generation section (24) including an anode, an electrolyte, and a cathode; a porous-body flow passage (50, 60) disposed on at least one side of the anode side of the electrical generation section and the cathode side thereof; and a separator (10) disposed on... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100003561 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack for generating power and power generation control means. The fuel cell stack has at least one cell that includes a cathode to which an oxidant is supplied, an anode to which a fuel is supplied, and a polymer electrolyte membrane sandwiched... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100003562 - Fuel cell system with device for cathode inlet air preheating: The invention relates to a fuel cell system including a first heat exchanger via which cathode feed air can be supplied to a fuel cell or fuel cell stack and to which a mixture of afterburner exhaust gas of an afterburner and cathode exhaust air having materialized in the fuel... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100003559 - Hydrogen supplying apparatus and method for controlling hydrogen supplying apparatus: A hydrogen supply apparatus includes a hydrogen supply path by which hydrogen released from a hydrogen tank reaches a hydrogen supply target, a branching path from the hydrogen supply path, in which a part of hydrogen released from the hydrogen tank flows, addition means for adding an odorizing agent to... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100003563 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system is provided including heating means for heating up heat medium that exchanges heat with a fuel cell, and in which the fuel cell is warmed up by the heat medium heated by the heating means. The system includes: flow rate detecting means for detecting a flow... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100003564 - Fuel cell: Flow guides forming an inlet channel are formed on a surface of a metal separator of a fuel cell. The flow guides overlap a section of an outer seal provided on the other surface of the metal separator. When a load is applied to the flow guides and the overlapping... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100003569 - Chalcogen catalysts for polymer electrolyte fuel cell: A methanol-tolerant cathode catalyst and a membrane electrode assembly for fuel cells that includes such a cathode catalyst. The cathode catalyst includes a support having at least one transition metal in elemental form and a chalcogen disposed on the support. Methods of making the cathode catalyst and membrane electrode assembly... Agent: Los Alamos National Security, LLC

20100003567 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell includes an electrolyte membrane, a cathode electrode layer disposed at a surface of the electrolyte membrane, and an anode electrode layer disposed at a surface of the electrolyte membrane opposite to a surface facing the cathode electrode layer. At least one of the cathode electrode layer and... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100003568 - Fuel cell and fuel cell system including the same: A fuel cell includes: cells (11), each of which includes an electrolyte layer-electrode stack assembly (5) having a electrolyte layer (1) and a pair of gas diffusion electrodes (4a, 4b) sandwiching a portion of the electrolyte layer (1) which portion is located on an inner side of a peripheral portion... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100003565 - Fuel cell and gasket: The polymer electrolyte fuel cell of the invention includes: an electrolyte membrane that is made of a solid polymer; catalyst electrode layers that are arranged and formed on two opposed faces of the electrolyte membrane; gas separators that form reactive gas supply flow paths to allow passage of reactive gases... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100003566 - Proton-conductive inorganic material for fuel cell and fuel cell anode employing the same: The present invention aims to provide a fuel cell anode, a membrane electrode assembly and a fuel cell, so as to obtain high electric power. The fuel cell anode has an electrode catalyst layer, and the electrode catalyst layer comprises a supported catalyst comprises electrically conductive carriers and fine catalytic... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100003571 - Catalyst structure body for fuel cell, manufacture method therefor, membrane-electrode assembly, and fuel cell: A catalyst structure body for a fuel cell includes an agglomerate structure in which agglomerates each formed by aggregation of a catalyst-supporting carbon in which a catalyst is supported on a surface of a carbon have gathered, and a polymer having proton conductivity. The agglomerate structure and the polymer coexist.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100003570 - Oxidation-stabilised polymer electrolyte membrane for fuel cells: Polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) made from perfluorosulfonic acid polymers, displaying proton conductivity at least in the presence of water, adequate for operation in a fuel cell, comprising at least one oxidation protection agent and additives. The PEM is an acid/base polymer blend which forms acidic and basic domains, the basic... Agent: Patent Central LLC Stephan A. Pendorf

20100003578 - Energy converter and/or energy storage device with fluorine-absorbing casing: The present invention relates to a energy converter ad/or energy storage device, including one or more energy converter and/or energy storage units, such as fuel cells and/or battery units. The energy converter and/or energy storage units according to the invention are surrounded by a casing which has at least one... Agent: Ronald E. Greigg Greigg & Greigg P.l.l.c.

20100003576 - Exhaust apparatus for fuel cell system: An exhaust apparatus for a fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell for receiving air containing oxygen at a cathode and for receiving a fuel gas containing hydrogen at an anode, and for executing a power generation. An exhaust pipe exhausts air from the cathode side and a purge pipe... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20100003572 - Fuel cell and manufacturing method of the same: A fuel cell includes a hydrogen permeable membrane, an electrolyte layer, a cathode and a hydrogen non-permeable layer The electrolyte layer is formed on the hydrogen permeable membrane and has proton conductivity. The cathode is provided on the electrolyte layer. The hydrogen non-permeable layer covers a sidewall of the hydrogen... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100003577 - Fuel gas supplying apparatus for fuel cell system: A fuel gas supplying apparatus for a fuel cell system includes an exhaust apparatus having an exhaust pipe; a fuel apparatus for supplying fuel to the fuel cell; a regulator arranged to reduce pressure of the fuel gas provided to the fuel cell; and a fuel gas emitting pipe confluence-connected... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20100003573 - Method for processing portions of walls of an opening formed in a silicon substrate: A method for processing at least one wall of an opening formed in a silicon substrate, successively including the steps of implanting fluorine atoms into an upper portion of the wall of the opening, performing an oxidization step, and applying a specific processing to at least a portion of the... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Inc. C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100003574 - Separation membrane for direct liquid fuel cell and method for producing same: m

20100003575 - Stressed thin-film membrane islands: A structure including a support defining an opening, and a tensilely stressed thin-film membrane disposed to occlude the opening, the membrane contacting at least a portion of the support. The stressed membrane includes a material having a characteristic crack spacing greater than one-half of a minimum dimension of the membrane... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20100003579 - Electrochemical device: An electrochemical apparatus has a plurality of ceramic electrochemical cells 1, a plurality of gas feed members 4A and a plurality of gas discharge members 4B. The electrochemical cell 1 has a first electrode 6 contacting with a first gas, a solid electrolyte layer 15 and a second electrode 12A,... Agent: Burr & Brown

20100003580 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell in which protrusion of an adhesive agent into a gas communication path is suppressed. The fuel cell has a gas passage in a power generation region, a manifold in a non power generation region, and the gas communication path interconnecting the gas passage and the manifold. The... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100003581 - Electric power storage apparatus: An electric power storage apparatus including a housing, a partition which is placed in the housing to form a first housing portion and a second housing portion, a electric power storage unit which is housed in the first housing portion, a coolant which is housed in the first housing portion... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100003582 - Rechargeable battery and battery module: A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly having positive and negative electrodes and a separator interposed between the positive and negative electrodes, a case for receiving the electrode assembly, and a plurality of projections formed on an outer surface of the case.... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100003584 - Battery cell: An electrochemical cell includes a can having a first end and a second end and a first element provided within the can and including an electrode. The cell also includes a first terminal integrally formed as a part of the can and extending from one of the first or second... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100003583 - Secondary battery having electrolyte injection hole and method of fabricating the same: A secondary battery including a cap assembly, the cap assembly including a cap plate having an electrolyte injection hole. The electrolyte injection hole includes a tapered portion having a roughened surface. The secondary battery further includes a sealing member located in the electrolyte injection hole, to seal the electrolyte injection... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100003585 - Battery case: The present invention provides a battery including a case, a connector, the holding member, and a resilient conductive plate. In the case, two battery cells each in the form of a flattened rectangular plate are accommodated. The connector is exposed from the case. The holding member is for holding the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100003586 - Redox flow cell: A redox flow cell is presented that utilizes a porous membrane separating a first half cell and a second half cell. The porous membrane is chosen to have a figure of merit (FOM) is at least a minimum FOM. A method of providing a porous membrane for a flow cell... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100003587 - Folding secondary battery: A folding secondary battery includes a folded body mounted in a housing filled with an electrolyte solution. A positive electrode, two negative electrodes and two isolation films respective sandwiched between the positive electrode and one of the negative electrodes are laminated and folded to form the folded body with a... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20100003588 - Separator for energy device and energy device having the same: Disclosed is a separator for energy devices, which hardly allows an internal short circuit, while excellent in electrolyte solution retention. Also disclosed is an energy device comprising such a separator. Specifically disclosed is a separator for energy devices, which comprises a nonwoven fabric laminate composed of two or more melt-blown... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100003589 - Battery holding frame and assembled battery: An insulative battery holding frame for holding a battery cell includes a fixing portion for fixing the frame to a base member, and an electrical connection preventing portion for preventing any electrical connection between the base member and the fixing portion, the connection being caused by flow of a fluid.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100003590 - Electrochemical device and its manufacturing method: An electrochemical includes an electrode structure provided with a composite separator having a porous substrate with a plurality of pores and a porous coating layer formed on at least one surface of the porous substrate and made of a mixture of electrode active material particles and a binder polymer. The... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100003591 - Polyolefin composition, its production method, and a battery separator made therefrom: The invention relates to a polyolefin composition. The polyolefin composition can be in the form of a multi-layer, microporous polyolefin membrane comprising a first microporous layer containing 7% or less by mass of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene having a weight-average molecular weight of 1×106 or more, and having a structure in which... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100003592 - All solid state secondary battery: wherein the laminated material comprises a plurality of cell units and optionally a collector layer(s) constituting one of or both of an uppermost layer and a lowermost layer of the laminated material, wherein each of the cell units comprises a positive active material layer, an ion-conductive inorganic-material layer and a... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20100003593 - Battery, and method for the production of a battery: A battery, in particular a lead-acid rechargeable battery, having at least one battery cell connecting element, which has a connector, which has at least one side surface, for connection to at least one plate on a lower face of the connector, and a welding lug, which is electrically conductively connected... Agent: Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP

20100003595 - Lithium cell: 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 nonaqueous solvent mixture which contains an additive, preferably iodine, suppressing voltage delay. A cathode slurry is prepared comprising iron disulfide powder, carbon, binder,... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100003594 - Pouch-type lithium secondary battery: A pouch-type lithium secondary battery including: an electrode assembly; and a case to house the electrode assembly, including first and second case portions. The first case portion includes a receiving part to receive the electrode assembly, and a wing part extending from the receiving part. The second case portion includes... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100003596 - Alkaline battery: An alkaline battery includes a cathode mix containing a compound oxide of silver, cobalt, and nickel represented by AgxCoyNizO2 wherein x+y+z=2, x≦1.10, y>0.... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100003597 - Electrolyte, electrolyte solution for lithium-ion secondary battery comprising the electrolyte, and lithium-ion secondary battery using the electrolyte solution: wherein R1 represents a linear, branched or alicyclic alkyl group having 2 to 6 carbon atoms and R2 represents a linear, branched or alicyclic alkyl group having 1 to 14 carbon atoms, provided that R1 and R2 are different from each other and the total number of carbon atoms in... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100003598 - Electrode for a power storing apparatus and power storing apparatus provided with that electrode: An electrode for a power storing apparatus has a collector and a plurality of electrode patterns formed on at least one surface of the collector. An electrode pattern in a region where heat is radiated less than in other region, from among the plurality of electrode patterns, has a lower... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100003599 - Method for producing current collector for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, method for producing electrode for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: An objective is to improve the mechanical strength and the durability of a current collector for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and to allow an active material layer to be efficiently carried on the surface of the current collector with high adhesion. This objective is achieved with the use of... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100003600 - Solid-state structure comprising a battery and a variable resistor of which the resistance is controlled by variation of the concentration of active species in electrodes of the battery: Presently, many variations of possible integrated resistors are utilized in IC design. However, depending on the electrical circuit it is often desirable that a resistor does not have a constant value, but rather that such a resistor has a variable controllable value. The invention relates to a solid-state variable resistor.... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100003601 - Electrochemical energy source with a cathodic electrode comprising at least one non-oxidic active species and electric device comprising such an electrochemical energy source: The invention relates to an electrochemical energy source, comprising a substrate and at least one electrochemical cell deposited onto said substrate, wherein the cell comprises an anodic electrode, a cathodic electrode and an electrolyte separating said anodic electrode and said cathodic electrode and wherein the cathodic electrode comprises at least... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100003602 - Electrode material for non-aqueous secondary battery: Provided is an electrode material for non-aqueous secondary batteries which comprises an active material coated with a coating material containing a coating compound comprising Al and O, where peaks of 27Al of solid NMR measured by spinning a sample of the coating material about a magic angle axis satisfy specific... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100003603 - Battery structures, self-organizing structures and related methods: An energy storage device includes a first electrode comprising a first material and a second electrode comprising a second material, at least a portion of the first and second materials forming an interpenetrating network when dispersed in an electrolyte, the electrolyte, the first material and the second material are selected... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20100003604 - Phosphate-based acrylate crosslinking agent for polymer electrolyte and a composition containing the same: The present invention relates to a phosphate-based acrylate crosslinking agent for polymer electrolyte and a polymer electrolyte composition comprising the phosphate-based acrylate crosslinking agent, and in particular to a phosphate-based acrylate crosslinking agent where a phosphate-based compound is introduced with a polyalkylene oxide group and an acrylate group and a... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

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