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Chemistry: electrical current producing apparatus, product, and process February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/10

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02/25/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100047630 - Fuel cell system and its operation method: A fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell which generates electricity; and control means which supplies an output power from the fuel cell to a predetermined load power source while realizing a low-efficiency operation of the fuel cell, thereby driving and controlling the load power source. The control means sets... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100047631 - Membrane electrode assembly having protective layer and method for mitigating membrane decay: A membrane electrode assembly includes an anode; a cathode; a membrane disposed between the anode and the cathode; and a protective layer positioned between the membrane and the cathode, the protective layer having a first side and a second side and being adapted to restrict migration of oxygen at the... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C.

20100047629 - Pem fuel cell system with a porous hydrophobic gas venting member with gas flow blockage prevention: A polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell power plant is cooled evaporatively with a water coolant system which does not permit liquid water to exit or flow through the coolant system. The coolant system utilizes a hydrophobic porous member (28) for venting gases such as fuel and/or air from a... Agent: William W Jones Patent Cousel

20100047632 - Test bench and testing method for a fuel cell stack: The invention relates to a test stand for a fuel cell stack comprising an insulating device for thermally insulating the fuel cell stack, a media supply device for supplying a gaseous fuel and an oxidising agent to the fuel cell stack and an electronic control device for controlling and/or regulating... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100047633 - Electric storage fuel cell system and method: e

20100047635 - Hydrating a reactant flow of an electrochemical stack: A technique includes communicating a reactant stream into a reactant plenum passageway of an electrochemical cell stack. Inside the reactant plenum passageway, water is injected into the reactant stream.... Agent: Trop, Pruner & Hu, P.C.

20100047636 - Hydrogen generating apparatus, method of operating hydrogen generating apparatus, and fuel cell system: A hydrogen generating apparatus of the present invention includes a controller (20) configured to, during a stop period, control a material gas feeding device (10) to feed a material gas to a gas passage which is located between the material gas feeding device (10) and a valve (16) to perform... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100047638 - Method and device for safe storage and use of volatile ammonia storage materials: There is described a method and apparatus (100, 100′) for storing and delivering ammonia wherein at least two ammonia storage materials (1a, 2a) capable of reversibly adsorbing or absorbing ammonia having different ammonia vapor pressures are used. Ammonia storage material (2a) having a lower vapor pressure, which is only partially... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20100047639 - Method for the environmentally sound disposal of air/solvent mixtures using a fuel cell system and recovery unit: The invention relates to a method for the environmentally sound disposal of air/solvent mixtures which are made of combustible gaseous vaporous or liquid waste products, using a fuel cell system for the recycling of the air/solvent mixtures while removing the environmentally compatible exhaust air developing in the fuel cell system,... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP

20100047637 - Operation of fuel cell systems with reduced carbon formation and anode leading edge damage: A method of operating a fuel cell system includes introducing a fuel mixture comprising hydrogen, fuel, and steam at a fuel inlet of the fuel cell system, and operating the fuel cell system to generate electricity. A ratio of hydrogen to carbon from fuel (H2:Cfuel) in the fuel mixture is... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100047634 - Portable reformed fuel cell systems with water recovery: Described herein is a portable fuel cell system with water recovery capabilities. The system generates one or more exhaust streams from which water can be recovered. A water removal system contained in the portable fuel cell system package draws water from an exhaust stream; the exhaust may include a burner... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP

20100047640 - Fuel source for electrochemical cell: Embodiments of the invention relate to a fuel source including a chemical hydride and at least one reactive metal source selected from the group consisting of a reactive metal, a reactive metalloid and a combination thereof.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20100047641 - High-efficiency dual-stack molten carbonate fuel cell system: A dual stack fuel cell system comprising a first fuel cell stack comprising a first anode side, adapted to receive fuel and to output a first anode exhaust, and a first cathode side, a second fuel cell stack comprising a second anode side, adapted to receive processed anode exhaust derived... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman, P.c John J Torrente

20100047642 - Fuel cell: Provided is a flow type fuel cell including: an anode chamber flow path including a power generation area; a supply flow path connected to one end of the anode chamber flow path, through which the fuel gas is supplied; and an exhaust flow path connected to another end of the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100047643 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system of the present invention includes: a fuel cell (101); a gas passage through which an electric power generating gas used for electric power generation in the fuel cell (101) flows; a cooling water passage through which cooling water for cooling down the fuel cell (101) flows;... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100047644 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes: an AC impedance measuring unit which measures an AC impedance of a fuel cell at a scavenging start and which measures an AC impedance of the fuel cell at a time when a predetermined time has elapsed from the scavenging start; a scavenging execution time... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100047645 - Cogeneration system: A cogeneration system (100) is provided which has an inverter cooling configuration that enables effective utilization of energy and contributes to an improvement in energy saving performance. To this end, the cogeneration system has a power generator (1); an electric power converter (3); a heat medium path (2) configured to... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100047646 - Fuel cell system and fuel cell vehicle: A fuel cell system capable of suppressing noise caused by backflow of air when a compressor stops. Also, there is provided a fuel cell vehicle provided with this fuel cell system. A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell and a compressor that compresses air taken in from outside and... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100047647 - Method to minimize the impact of shunt currents through aqueous based coolants on pem fuel cell bipolar plates: A fuel cell includes a first valve metal flow field plate. The first valve metal flow field plate has a first cooling channel adapted to receive an aqueous coolant and to contact the aqueous coolant at a position that inhibits the formation of shunt currents when the fuel cell is... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20100047652 - Direct methanol fuel cell and cathode for direct methanol fuel cell: f

20100047654 - Fuel cell system: The fuel cell system of liquid fuel direct supply type includes an proton-conductive solid polymer film as an electrolyte, a cell part containing an anode and a cathode disposed to face each other with the proton-conductive solid polymer film intervening therebetween, a filter for removing metallic ions from a liquid... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100047648 - Hydrogen separation membrane with a carrier, fuel cell and hydrogen separation apparatus having same, and method of manufacturing same: A method of manufacturing a hydrogen separation membrane with a carrier is characterized by including a first step of providing, between the hydrogen separation membrane and the carrier that supports the hydrogen separation membrane, a low-hardness metal membrane having a hardness that is lower than the hardness of the hydrogen... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100047649 - Membrane electrode assembly, method for producing the same, and solid polymer fuel cell using the same: The present invention provides a membrane electrode assembly that enhances the reliability, mechanical strength, and handling characteristics of a seal in a solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell. The membrane electrode assembly of the present invention comprises a membrane-electrode structure having electrode layers and gas diffusion layers on both sides of... Agent: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

20100047653 - Printed circuit board and fuel cell: A pair of rectangular collector portions and extraction conductor portions that each extend in a long-sized shape from the respective collector portions are formed on one surface of a base insulating layer. A carbon containing layer is formed on the base insulating layer to cover the collector portion and the... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20100047650 - Separator for fuel cell, single cell unit for fuel cell, short stack unit for fuel cell, and production methods of separator for fuel cell and cell unit (single cell unit or short stack unit) for fuel cell: By a processing method of forming a thermoplastic resin composition highly filled with a carbonaceous material into a thin sheet form, heating the sheet to a melted state, and cold-shaping the melt at a high speed, a lightweight, compact and high-performance thin fuel cell separator having a corrugated flow path... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20100047651 - Sheet body of solid oxide fuel cell, and solid oxide fuel cell: A sheet body 11 includes an electrolyte layer 11a, a fuel electrode layer 11b formed on the upper surface of the electrolyte layer 11a, and an air electrode layer 11c formed on the lower surface of the electrolyte layer 11a, wherein these layers are stacked and fired in such a... Agent: Burr & Brown

20100047656 - Dense gd-doped ceria layers on porous substrates and methods of making the same: Solid-state ionic or electrochemical devices can depend critically on the proper formation of a dense, Gd-doped ceria (GDC) layer on a porous substrate. Devices and methods of the present invention are characterized by the formation of a transitional buffer layer, which is less than 10 microns thick and comprises GDC,... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute Attn:IPServices, K1-53

20100047660 - Development and characterization of novel proton conducting aromatic polyether type copolymers bearing main and side chain pyridine groups: Featured are novel heterocycle substituted hydroquinones, aromatic copolymers and homopolymers bearing main and side chain polar pyridine units. These polymers exhibit good mechanical properties, high thermal and oxidative stability, high doping ability and high conductivity values. These novel polymers can be used in the preparation and application of MEA on... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100047655 - Electrolyte containing phosphonic acid: A method is disclosed for production of solutions of aminophosphonic acids and polymeric sulphonic acids in aprotic solvents. Membranes for membrane methodologies are produced from said solutions. Said membranes can also be doped with phosphoric acid.... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20100047657 - Gradient reinforced proton exchange membrane: An ion conducting polymeric structure suitable for fuel cell applications is provided. The polymeric structure comprises a non-homogenous polymeric layer. The non-homogeneous layer is a blend of a first polymer comprising cyclobutyl moiety; and a second polymer having a non-ionic polymer segment. The weight ratio of the first polymer to... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20100047658 - Ion-conducting membrane: An ion-conducting membrane comprising a polymer component and a macrocyclic compound, wherein the macro-cyclic compound is functionalised with one or more ion-conducting groups is disclosed. The membrane is suitable for use in a fuel cell.... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100047659 - Membrane-electrode junction agent, proton conducting membrane having junction layer, membrane-electrode assembly, polymer electrolyte fuel cell, and manufacturing method of the membrane-electrode assembly: A membrane-electrode junction agent, a proton conducting membrane having a junction layer, a membrane-electrode assembly, a polymer electrolyte fuel cell, and a manufacturing method of the membrane-electrode assembly, which enhance the power generation performance, realize the high fuel barrier property, and are capable of enhancing the joint strength between the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100047661 - Polymer laminate membrane, the method for producing the membrane and the use of the membrane: The present invention relates to a laminated membrane comprising a membrane (I) which comprises aromatic polymer electrolyte containing a super strong acid group and a membrane (II) which comprises one compound selected from the group consisting of electrolytes of perfluoroalkylsulfonic acid polymer and non-super strong acid polymer, and a laminated... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100047665 - Box for receiving electromagnetic valve for fuel cell system: A plurality of electromagnetic valves used in a fuel cell system are protected from an external environment. A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack, three shut valves, a humidifier, and an electromagnetic valve receiving box provided in this order from the front side to the rear side of... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100047662 - Catalyst layers having thin film mesh catalyst (tfmc) supported on a mesh substrate and methods of making the same: According to at least one aspect of the present invention, a fuel cell catalyst layer is provided. In at least one embodiment, the fuel cell catalyst layer includes an interconnected network of first spaced apart strands extending longitudinally in a first direction and second spaced apart strands extending longitudinally in... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl

20100047664 - Fluid transfer device and fuel cell comprising same: In the fluid transfer device according to the present invention, a vibrating plate 2 is placed facing a predetermined flow path, a flow path forming plate 4 is interposed in the flow path, at least one flow path hole 41 opens on the flow path forming plate 4, a gap... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100047663 - Fuel cell system: There is disclosed a fuel cell system which can control an output current of a fuel cell even if an error occurs in split flow control of an oxidizing gas. The fuel cell system includes a fuel cell and a feed device for supplying the oxidizing gas under pressure to... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100047666 - Electrochemical cell with shaped catalytic electrode casing: An electrochemical cell having a catalytic electrode in electrical contact with a catalytic electrode casing and more particularly to an electrochemical cell having a catalytic electrode casing provided with a feature to improve reliability of electrode-to-casing contact. Methods for forming electrochemical cells having improved reliability with respect to catalytic electrode... Agent: Michael C. Pophal Eveready Battery Company Inc

20100047668 - Fuel cell nanocatalyst with voltage reversal tolerance: In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides a fuel cell catalyst having a catalyst surface bearing a non-occluding layer of iridium. In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides a fuel cell catalyst comprising a catalyst surface bearing a sub-monolayer of iridium. In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides a fuel... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100047667 - Gas diffusion electrodes, membrane-electrode assemblies and method for the production thereof: A method for forming a mixed metal coating on a gas diffusion medium substantially free of ionomeric components which includes the steps of subjecting an electrically conductive web to a first ion beam having an energy not higher than 500 eV, then to a second beam having an energy of... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP

20100047669 - Multilayer electrolyte membrane: The present invention relates to a proton-conducting multilayer electrolyte membrane with a barrier layer, a process for producing it and a fuel cell containing such a membrane.... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20100047670 - Enzyme-immobilized electrode, fuel cell, electronic device, appartus utilizing enzyme reaction, and enzyme-immobilized substrate: An enzyme-immobilized electrode is provided and includes an electrode composed of porous carbon or the like, a phospholipid layer on the electrode (11), and enzymes immobilized onto the phospholipid layer. The enzymes are, for example, diaphorase and glucose dehydrogenase. An intermediate layer composed of a protein or the like may... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100047672 - Heater power supply method of sodium-sulfur battery: There is disclosed means for stably supplying a power to a heater so that the temperature of a sodium-sulfur battery does not lower even in a case where service interruption occurs in a power system in an interconnected system. When a wind power generation device 7 generates the power and... Agent: Burr & Brown

20100047671 - High energy density redox flow device: Redox flow devices are described in which at least one of the positive electrode or negative electrode-active materials is a semi-solid or is a condensed ion-storing electroactive material, and in which at least one of the electrode-active materials is transported to and from an assembly at which the electrochemical reaction... Agent: Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C. (mit 13714)

20100047673 - Battery pack and battery-mounted device: A battery pack includes a battery having a risk of releasing a gas under abnormal conditions, a case that accommodates the battery, and an oxygen reducing portion that reduces an amount of oxygen within the case.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100047674 - Safety switch using heat shrinkage tube and secondary battery including the same: Disclosed herein is a safety switch including a tube that is capable of shrinking when exposed to temperatures in excess of a predetermined temperature level (“heat shrinkage tube”), wherein the length of the heat shrinkage tube is changeable to control current conduction, one end of the heat shrinkage tube is... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100047675 - Battery acid status indicator and method for production thereof: An acid status indicator for a battery, in particular for a lead-acid rechargeable battery, having a sight glass and a holder for holding the sight glass and for attaching the acid status indicator to a housing of the battery, wherein the sight glass and the holder are produced by two-component... Agent: Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP

20100047676 - Battery pack case: Disclosed herein are a pack case constructed in a structure in which a plurality of battery cells are mounted in the pack case to electrically connect the battery cells with each other, wherein the pack case includes an upper case and a lower case constructed in a hollow structure in... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100047678 - Battery fixing mechanism: A battery fixing mechanism includes a main body and an elastic positioning member. The main body defines an assembling groove configured for partly receiving a battery. The elastic positioning member extends from the main body. The elastic positioning member has a restricting portion. The restricting portion is opposite to the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100047677 - Battery retainer: A low profile coin cell battery retainer assembly (BRA) is provided. BRA comprises a battery holder (410), a slot (520), and a dielectric band (504). The battery holder is configured for attachment to a circuit board (414). The batter holder is sized and shaped to define a cavity (522) configured... Agent: Harris Corporation C/o Darby & Darby PC

20100047679 - Mobile terminal: A mobile terminal includes a casing having a battery accommodation portion where a battery is installed and a battery stopper accommodation groove is recessively formed in a side thereof, a battery cover detachably coupled to the casing to cover the battery accommodation portion and having a cover knob accommodation groove... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100047680 - Portable water-activated power supply: A portable water-activated power supply has an insulating body, at least one carbon rod, a metal, a base and a cover. The insulating body has at least one side slot containing water, a middle slot containing water and communicating with the at least one side slot, at least one anode... Agent: Frenkel & Associates

20100047682 - Battery system and thermal management system therefor: A battery module includes a plurality of cells arranged in a battery pack. The battery pack includes a first tray configured to receive a first row of cells and a second row of cells. A second tray is provided over the first tray, the first row of cells, and the... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100047681 - Power storage device and manufacturing method thereof: In a power storage unit in which a bipolar battery is covered with a resin body, at least one through passage is formed to extend through the resin body, and a heat exchange medium is introduced into the through passage so that heat is exchanged between the heat exchange medium... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100047683 - Electrochemical energy storage device: Apparatus and methodology subject matters relate to an improved electrochemical single or multi-cell energy storage device. Also, an outer casing may be provided as a pair of U-shaped shells, a single foil piece, or a tube-shaped structure which encases the internal electro chemical cell stack. The energy storage device and... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20100047684 - Battery pack manufacturing method, and battery pack: Provided are a battery pack manufacturing method, which can prevent a drawback that some of used secondary batteries constituting a battery pack prematurely come to the end and which can suppress the enlargement of the temporary voltage difference between the used secondary battery at a charging/discharging time (especially in a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100047685 - Pouch-typed secondary battery with improved safety and excellent manufacturing process property: Disclosed herein is a secondary battery including an electrode assembly, having pluralities of electrode tabs joined to electrode leads, mounted in a receiving part of a battery case, wherein the battery case has concave steps formed at the inner upper end of the receiving part thereof between electrode tab-electrode lead... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100047686 - electrode structure and battery device manufacturing method: An electrode is provided with a metal terminal extending from a battery module main body, a bolt which has an expanded section configuring a retaining section at a rear end portion and penetrates the metal terminal upward, and an insulating body which insulates the metal terminal and the battery module... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100047687 - Secondary battery with top sealed portion of improved structure: Disclosed herein is a secondary battery manufactured by mounting an electrode assembly having a cathode/separator/anode structure into a pouch-shaped battery case and thermally welding the electrode assembly to the battery case, wherein a pair of insulative films are attached to opposite major surfaces of each electrode lead, to which electrode... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100047688 - Phenanthrenequinone compound, electrode active material, and power storage device: Disclosed is a novel organic compound synthesized by oligomerizing or polymerizing a specific quinone compound having two quinone groups at the ortho position and having a property such that the electron transfer occurs associated with a reversible redox reaction, the organic compound being insoluble in an organic solvent and having... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100047690 - Binder composition, slurry for electrodes, electrode and nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: In the present invention, slurry for electrodes is produced by using the binder composition used for manufacturing a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery wherein polymers for binding active materials are dissolved or dispersed in organic solvent or water, and a total sum of content ratios of monomer and oligomer is 300... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100047689 - Novel silver positive electrode for alkaline storage batteries: Silver positive electrode for alkali secondary batteries having an enhanced cycling capability, and consequently a longer lifetime in cycling of the storage batteries incorporating it, by optimizing, in recharge mode, the conditions for electrochemically reducing the oxidized silver species. The silver electrode according to the invention is of the plasticized... Agent: Sturm & Fix LLP

20100047691 - Lithium secondary battery: The present invention provides a lithium secondary battery having a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a solid electrolyte and characterized in that the positive electrode contains positive electrode active material particles made of particles of a material capable of doping/dedoping lithium ion and an element M-containing compound (herein, the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100047692 - Particles containing a non-conducting or semi-conducting nucleus covered with a hybrid conducting layer, their processes of preparation and uses in electrochemical devices: Mixture of particles comprising a non-conducting or semi-conducting nucleus covered with a hybrid conductor coating and hybrid conductor chains located between the particles of the mixture to constitute a conductivity network, that is prepared by mechanical crushing. Due to a very good conductivity of the network, a low resistivity, a... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100047693 - Binder for electrode material containing semi-ipn of polyvinyl alcohol and polyurethane and lithium secondary battery employed with the same: Provided is a binder for an electrode mix containing a semi-interpenetrating polymer network (semi-IPN) of polyvinyl alcohol and polyurethane, wherein the polyurethane is mixed to crosslink with the polyvinyl alcohol to form semi-IPN, and a lithium secondary battery comprising the same. The binder has superior adhesion to the electrode, excellent... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100047694 - Secondary battery of improved high-rate discharging properties: Provided is a secondary battery comprising a cathode active material having low-electrolyte wettability as a main ingredient, which is capable of improving high-rate discharge properties by an addition of a perfluorinated sulfonamide substituent-containing polymer (“additive”) to a cathode mix and/or an electrolyte.... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100047695 - Lithium-ion electrolytes containing flame retardant additives for increased safety characteristics: The invention discloses various embodiments of Li-ion electrolytes containing flame retardant additives that have delivered good performance over a wide temperature range, good cycle life characteristics, and improved safety characteristics, namely, reduced flammability. In one embodiment of the invention there is provided an electrolyte for use in a lithium-ion electrochemical... Agent: Karin E. Peterka, Attorney At Law

20100047696 - Ceramic material and process for producing the same: A ceramic material that can exhibit sufficient compactness and lithium (Li) conductivity to enable the use thereof as a solid electrolyte material for a lithium secondary battery and the like is provided. The ceramic material contains aluminum (Al) and has a garnet-type crystal structure or a garnet-like crystal structure containing... Agent: Burr & Brown

20100047697 - Lead-zinc battery: A rechargeable battery is provided such that the positive electrode companies lead, the negative electrode zinc, and the electrolyte is an aqueous solution of an alkali metal sulphate. Upon discharge, lead dioxide is reduced to lead sulphate and zinc is oxidized to zinc oxide. The reactions are reversed when the... Agent: Young Basile

  
02/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100040909 - Bio-fuel cell system: The present invention discloses a new type of bio-fuel cell, based on the microbial regeneration of the oxidant, ferric ions. The bio-fuel cell is based on the cathodic reduction of ferric to ferrous ions, coupled with the microbial regeneration of ferric ions by the oxidation of ferrous ions, at a... Agent: Dowell & Dowell P.C.

20100040908 - Microbial fuel cells: A microbial fuel cell includes an anode compartment with an anode and an anode biocatalyst and a cathode compartment with a cathode and a cathode biocatalyst, with a membrane positioned between the anode compartment and the cathode compartment, and an electrical pathway between the anode and the cathode. The anode... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC

20100040910 - Electrocatalyst and enzymatic electrode: A novel electrocatalyst made of an oxidase having high electron transfer efficiency and an enzymatic electrode using the same are provided. The electrocatalyst is made of CueO. The enzymatic electrode comprises a carbonaceous porous body and an electrocatalyst made of CueO supported on the surface of the carbonaceous porous body.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100040911 - Fuel cell flow field having strong, chemically stable metal bipolar plates: A bipolar plate (30) for use in a fuel cell stack (10) includes one or more first metal layers (40a) having a tendency to grow an electrically passive layer in the presence of a fuel cell reactant gas and one or more second metal layers (40b) directly adjacent the one... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.

20100040912 - Process for operating a fuel cell in dry conditions: b

20100040913 - Apparatus and method for determining deterioration of a fuel cell and method for preventing deterioration of the same: The present invention provides an apparatus and method for determining deterioration of a fuel cell, the method including measuring in real time fluoride ion concentration or pH value of outflow water from a fuel cell stack during operation in a fuel cell vehicle, calculating a fluoride emission rate from the... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100040914 - Fuel-cascaded fuel cell stacks with decoupled power outputs: Fuel exhaust (109) of a primary fuel cell stack (11) flows into an auxiliary fuel cell stack (12) which powers a DC storage (82) feeding a bi-directional DC/AC converter (86) that is switchable (89) to auxiliary equipment (90, 91) (such as pumps) to a main power bus (54) feeding a... Agent: M.p.williams

20100040917 - Fuel cell system and method of starting a fuel cell system: e

20100040915 - Hydrogen generator, fuel cell system and their operating methods: A hydrogen generator (4) includes: a reformer (5) which is supplied with a raw material to generate a hydrogen-containing gas through a reforming reaction; a first gas supplying unit (1) which supplies a gas containing a nitrogen-containing compound to the reformer; a CO remover (7) which has an oxidation catalyst... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100040918 - Methanol steam reforming catalysts, steam reformers, and fuel cell systems incorporating the same: Methanol steam reforming catalysts, and steam reformers and fuel cell systems incorporating the same. In some embodiments, the methanol steam reforming catalyst includes zinc oxide as an active component. In some embodiments, the methanol steam reforming catalyst further includes at least one of chromium oxide and calcium aluminate. In some... Agent: Dascenzo Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

20100040916 - Methods and systems for generating hydrogen from a biomass: Methods and systems for producing hydrogen from a biomass are disclosed. In some embodiments, the method includes decomposing a biomass to produce an aqueous effluent including nitrogen species, generating ammonia from the nitrogen species, combusting the ammonia in the presence of catalysts to decompose the ammonia to hydrogen and nitrogen,... Agent: Wiggin And Dana LLP Attention: Patent Docketing

20100040919 - Fuel cell hydrocarbon reformer having rapid transient response and convective cooling: A catalytic hydrocarbon reformer comprising a catalyst concentrically disposed within a reformer tube surrounded by an annular flow space for air entering a fuel-air mixing zone ahead of the catalyst. The catalyst is sustained by minimal insulative mounting material so that most of the side of the catalyst is exposed... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20100040921 - Fuel cell: Relays and the like are arranged so that any restriction is not imposed on a portion where a fastening member between end plates or the like is disposed. To realize this, a relay assembly is provided in a stack case. In this case, when the relay assembly is integrated with... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100040920 - Method for determining a state of a reformer in a fuel cell system: l

20100040922 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system having a fuel cell, a reactant gas pipe for supplying a reactant gas to the fuel cell, and an injector for driving a valve body at a predetermined drive cycle by an electromagnetic driving force to separate the valve body from a valve seat, regulating conditions... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100040924 - Fuel cell separator plate with integrated heat exchanger: A fuel cell separator plate having a planar substrate having a main body with first and second opposed major surfaces, a first open channel reactant flow field recessed in the first major surface, and a first segment extending from the main body, and a thermally and electrically conductive first current... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20100040923 - Heat insulation cell for fuel cell and manufacturing method of the same: The deformation of a plate-like member (a separator) or the degradation of a seal function due to heat generated during power generation is suppressed. To realize this, disclosed is a heat insulation cell for a fuel cell in which an insulation layer is constituted of one or more plate-like members... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100040926 - Consolidated fuel cell electrode: This disclosure related to polymer electrolyte member fuel cells and components thereof, including fuel cell electrodes.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100040925 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell, which employs power generation units that have an electrolyte membrane and electrodes respectively disposed to either side of the electrolyte membrane, comprises a stack that includes a stacked plurality of the power generation units, a clamping member, and a shear elastic member. The clamping member is used... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100040929 - Laminated electrolyte membrane, method of preparing the same, and membrane electrode assembly including the laminated electrolyte membrane: A laminated electrolyte membrane, a membrane electrode assembly including the laminated electrolyte membrane, and a method of preparing the laminated electrolyte membrane, the laminate electrolyte membrane comprising at least two polymer membranes that are laminated together, and an electrolytic polymer obtained by polymerizing a monomer having a polymerizable functional group... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100040928 - Polymer electrolyte membrane and method for producing polymer electrolyte membrane: The present invention can provide a polymer electrolyte membrane having power generation characteristics with a high output and long life and a polymer electrolyte fuel cell using the same. The present invention provides a polymer electrolyte membrane having a porous polymer film and a proton conducting component present in a... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100040927 - Silane crosslinked structure-introduced fuel-cell polymer electrolyte membrane and fuel-cell electrode assembly having the same: A process for producing a polymer electrolyte membrane for fuel cells is provided, which process comprises in sequence: forming graft molecular chains by graft-polymerization of a vinyl silane coupling agent on a polymer film substrate that has phenyl groups capable of holding sulfonic acid groups; introducing sulfonic acid groups into... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100040932 - Fuel cell separator plated with nickel and its manufaturing method: A fuel cell separator, comprising carbonic electro-conductive graphite, and non-carbonic epoxy resin, hardening agent and hardening expediter, which are all made into powder, and formed into the fuel cell separator, wherein the fuel cell separator is plated with nickel by plating with nickel the surface of the fuel cell separator... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100040933 - Fuel cell separator, method for manufacturing the fuel cell separator, and fuel cell: A fuel cell separator is provided with an opening that functions as a manifold. A resin coating is formed within the peripheral area of the fuel cell separator, in a state where the power generation area is masked with a masking jig. Subsequently, the masking jig is removed, and a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100040934 - Hermetic high temperature dielectric with groove and thermal expansion compensator: According to an embodiment, a gas delivery device for a fuel cell system includes a hollow ceramic element comprising a dielectric material having at least one groove in one end face of the ceramic element and a first metal tube, wherein an end of the first metal tube is inserted... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100040931 - Integration of electronics and electrical distribution inside a fuel cell stack: A fuel cell system that includes a single enclosure for all of a fuel cell stack and other stack critical electronics and components, such as power distribution components, voltage monitoring and detecting components, electrical isolation components, etc. The single enclosure offers a number of advantages, such as reduced weight and... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20100040930 - Polymer membrane fuel cell: A bipolar plate (1) comprising on the first face a groove forming a first distribution channel (111) for one of the gases, comprising on the second face a groove forming a second distribution channel for the other of the gases, comprising in its thickness an inner channel (122) for the... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20100040935 - Fuel cell element electrode: An electrode for a fuel cell element including a hydrophobic graphite support layer; a semi-hydrophobic electro-catalyst layer including an electro-catalytically active material in a carbon substrate and a polytretrofluorethylene (PTFE) content having a first concentration; and a hydrophilic electro-catalyst layer including an electro-catalytically active material in a carbon substrate and... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20100040936 - Zinc/air cell: A zinc/air depolarized cell wherein the anode comprises zinc particles, aqueous alkaline electrolyte, and pyrophosphate based (P2O7)4− additive. The cell may be in the form of a button cell. The addition of a pyrophosphate containing additive to the zinc anode improves the cell's service life regardless of whether the zinc... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100040937 - Solid fuel composition for a direct liquid fuel cell: A solid fuel composition which is suitable for preparing a liquid fuel for a direct liquid fuel cell. The composition comprises at least one solid hydride compound selected from borohydrides, aluminum hydrides, and metal hydrides, and at least one alkaline compound selected from hydroxides of alkali and alkaline earth metals,... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100040938 - Lead recycling: The present invention describes a method of recycling lead from lead containing waste, the method comprising the steps of mixing the battery paste with aqueous citric acid solution so as to generate lead citrate; isolating lead citrate from the aqueous solution; and converting the lead citrate to lead and/or lead... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20100040939 - Method of reusing rechargeable battery: A method of reusing a rechargeable battery includes collecting from users assembled batteries formed by rechargeable batteries, each holding initial individual information including at least a manufacturing date and an initial weight of the rechargeable battery. The collected assembled batteries are dismantled into rechargeable batteries, each holding the individual information.... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100040940 - Electrode for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and production method thereof: An electrode in sheet form includes a current collector and an electrode mixture layer carried on each side thereof. The electrode is bent in the longitudinal direction thereof, to cause a large number of cracks in at least the electrode mixture layer to be positioned on the inner side of... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100040941 - Flexible thin printed battery and device and method of manufacturing same: A flat, flexible electrochemical cell is provided. The within invention describes various aspects of the flat, flexible electrochemical cell. A printed anode is provided that obviates the need for a discrete anode current collector, thereby reducing the size of the battery. An advantageous electrolyte is provided that enables the use... Agent: Michael C. Pophal Eveready Battery Company Inc

20100040944 - Battery with container for alkaline solution: A container for an alkaline solution comprising a polysulfone resin and an acrylate core-shell rubber impact modifier and optionally a polycarbonate. The container can be fabricated by injection molding or thermoforming from an extruded sheet. The container is well suited as a case for aqueous KOH electrolyte batteries.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100040942 - Laminate packing material for battery and laminate battery: In a laminated external packaging material for a battery according to the present invention, a metallic foil 2 is adhered to one surface side of a base film 1, and a coated film layer 4 of thermal adhesive resin having a softening point of 160° C. or below and capable... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100040943 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery, including an electrode assembly; a can housing the electrode assembly; and a cap assembly on the can, wherein the cap assembly includes: a cap plate having a terminal hole and a terminal groove, a gasket on the cap plate having a center hole, and an electrode terminal... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20100040945 - Battery cell case and battery cell: A battery cell case comprises 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. The cylindrical body (1) further comprises a bottom configured to... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100040946 - Battery lid structure for electronic device: A battery lid structure for an electronic device is provided which has a battery lid allowing a battery case to be opened when a battery lid body slides. A long engagement hole L-shaped in plan view is formed on a pressing plate to which the battery lid body is slidably... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

20100040947 - Battery pack: A battery pack is provided and includes an outer package and a battery element housed in the outer package. The outer package includes a laminate having a conductive layer, and a positive electrode terminal or a negative electrode terminal of the battery element is electrically connected to the conductive layer.... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100040949 - Coating liquid for use in formation of positive electrode for lithium secondary battery, positive electrode for lithium secondary battery, and lithium secondary battery: A coating liquid for use in formation of a positive electrode for a lithium secondary battery of the present invention includes a large-particle-size active material having an average particle diameter of 1 to 20 μm and a small-particle-size active material having an average particle diameter of 5 to 100 nm,... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100040948 - Electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery using the same: The nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery electrode according to the present invention comprises an electrode material mixture comprising an active material and a polymer, the active material being capable of reversibly inserting and releasing a lithium ion by discharge and charge, and a collector. In the present invention, the stress relaxation... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100040950 - Negative electrode for hybrid energy storage device: A negative electrode for a hybrid energy storage device includes a current collector; a corrosion-resistant conductive coating secured to at least one face of the current collector; a sheet comprising activated carbon adhered to the corrosion-resistant conductive coating; a tab portion extending from a side of the negative electrode; and... Agent: Cahn & Samuels LLP

20100040951 - Negative electrode for lithium secondary battery and method for producing the same, and lithium secondary battery comprising negative electrode for lithium secondary battery: The negative electrode for a lithium secondary battery includes: a current collector 11 having a plurality of bumps 11a on a surface thereof; a first active material layer formed on the current collector 11; and a second active material layer 15 disposed on the first active material layer 12 and... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100040952 - Solid state battery and method of producing the same: A battery excellent in pressure formability is provided. A positive electrode composite material layer includes sulfide glass unheated and a positive electrode active material. The sulfide glass and the positive electrode active material are pressure-formed and in contact with each other. A negative electrode composite material layer includes sulfide glass... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100040953 - Porous film and separator for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: Provided is a porous film formed 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 to 10 carbon atoms, wherein a shutdown temperature is 125° C. or... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100040954 - Electrolyte salts for nonaqueous electrolytes: Metal complex salts may be used in lithium ion batteries. Such metal complex salts not only perform as an electrolyte salt in a lithium ion batteries with high solubility and conductivity, but also can act as redox shuttles that provide overcharge protection of individual cells in a battery pack and/or... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100040955 - Electrolytes for lithium ion batteries: A family of electrolytes for use in a lithium ion battery. The genus of electrolytes includes ketone-based solvents, such as, 2,4-dimethyl-3-pentanone; 3,3-dimethyl 2-butanone(pinacolone) and 2-butanone. These solvents can be used in combination with non-Lewis Acid salts, such as Li2[B12F12] and LiBOB.... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100040956 - Polyvinylpyridine additives for nonaqueous electrolytes activating lithium rechargeable electrochemical cells: An electrolyte comprising an organic solvent, a lithium salt, and a polymer additive comprised of repeating vinyl units joined to one or more heterocyclic amine moieties is described. The heterocyclic amine contains five to ten ring atoms, inclusive. An electrochemical cell is also disclosed. The preferred cell comprises a negative... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.

  
02/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100035089 - Method for generating electricity: The present invention discloses a method of generating electricity which uses a new type of biofuel cell. The method is based on the microbial regeneration of the oxidant, ferric ions. The bio-fuel cell is based on the cathodic reduction of ferric to ferrous ions, coupled with the microbial regeneration of... Agent: Dowell & Dowell P.C.

20100035090 - Off-state degradation prevention in a fuel cell without on-state losses using self controlled element: A fuel cell system that employs a technique for reducing MEA degradation during system shut-down that occurs as a result of the hydrogen and air being present in the fuel cell stack flow channels. The fuel cell system includes a non-linear load element, such as a positive temperature coefficient resistor,... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20100035094 - Hydrophilic inorganic aggregate, a method for preparing the same, hydrophilic composite material and bipolar plate for fuel cell comprising the same: Disclosed herein are a hydrophilic inorganic aggregate, a method for preparing the same, and a hydrophilic composite and a fuel cell bipolar plate, each comprising the same. The hydrophilic inorganic aggregate comprises hybrid particles in which carbon black particles are embedded on the surface of hydrophilic inorganic particles.... Agent: Summa, Additon & Ashe, P.A.

20100035091 - Method of making a stable hydrophilic coating/surface on carbon-based materials for fuel cell applications: One exemplary embodiment includes a fuel cell component having comprising a carbon chain, and a material grafted to the coating/surface, wherein the material includes ionic or polar groups. One embodiment includes composite plates which include carbon that can be activated and treated to make their surface hydrophilic.... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.

20100035092 - Structure and method for sofc operation with failed cell diode bypass: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack which includes a plurality of fuel cells contacted in series by a plurality of interconnect plates. At least two interconnect plates are contacted by a high-temperature bypass diode that is physically integrated in the fuel cell stack.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100035093 - Ultracapacitors and methods of making and using: An electrochemical device comprising a chemically modified graphene material is disclosed. An ultracapacitor comprising a chemically modified graphene material is disclosed, along either with a method of making an ultracapacitor, the method comprising forming two electrodes, wherein at least one of the two electrodes comprises a graphene material, and positioning... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP

20100035102 - Energy storage integrated framework for portable electronic devices: Embodiments of the invention relate to a fuel cell system for a portable electronic device including one or more fuel storage components, adapted to store and deliver a fuel, one or more electronic components and one or more fuel cells in contact with at least one of the one or... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100035097 - Fuel cell stack used as coolant heater: A system and method for increasing the temperature of a fuel cell stack quickly, especially at cold stack start-up. The method includes determining whether the fuel cell stack is below a first predetermined temperature threshold, and, if so, starting a cooling fluid flow through the stack and engaging a shorting... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20100035095 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system of the present invention includes: a fuel cell (1) supplied with fuel gas and oxidizing gas to generate electricity; a fuel gas supply unit supplying the fuel gas to the fuel cell (1); an oxidizing gas supply unit supplying the oxidizing gas to the fuel cell... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100035096 - Fuel cell system operated by compressed air: Described is a fuel cell system wherein at least one fuel cell (8) is supplied with a compressed oxidation gas at least intermittently and/or at least partially, as well as a method for starting up a fuel cell system, said method comprising the following steps: a valve (6) connecting the... Agent: Kriegsman & Kriegsman

20100035100 - Method and apparatus for supplying input gases to a fuel cell stack: A fuel supply system for a fuel cell stack includes a cathode gas supply line for supplying an oxidant to the cathode input of the fuel cell stack and an anode gas supply line for supplying fuel to the anode input of the fuel cell stack. An anode gas recirculation... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100035101 - Method and apparatus for supplying input gases to a fuel cell stack: In order to create a fuel cell unit, comprising a cathode-electrolyte-anode unit and at least one bipolar plate which is connected to an electrode of the cathode-electrolyte-anode unit in an electrically conductive manner, which has a low contact resistance between the bipolar plate and an electrode of the cathode-electrolyte-anode unit,... Agent: Mr. Edward J. Timmer

20100035099 - Solid oxide cell:

20100035098 - Using chemical shorting to control electrode corrosion during the startup or shutdown of a fuel cell: A technique that is usable with a fuel cell includes providing a fuel and oxidant mixture to a reactant chamber of the fuel cell to regulate an electrode potential of the fuel cell during startup or shutdown of the fuel cell.... Agent: Trop, Pruner & Hu, P.C.

20100035103 - Hydrogen extraction: Representatively, a method of separating carbon from hydrocarbon molecules, the method including: heating hydrocarbon molecules beyond their boiling point; decomposing the heated hydrocarbon molecules to generate elemental or molecular carbon and hydrogen gas; separating at least some of the elemental or molecular carbon from the hydrogen gas; chemically reacting the... Agent: Peter K. Trzyna, Esq.

20100035104 - Hydrogen storage material and method for producing the same: A crystalline AlH3 is ball-milled in a hydrogen atmosphere while applying a force of 10 G to 30 G (in which G is gravitational acceleration). The milling time is more than 10 minutes and less than 60 minutes. The hydrogen storage material thus produced has a structure containing a plurality... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100035105 - Electrical storage device: A component for an electrochemical cell is disclosed which comprises a mass of electrochemically active paste with two or more electrically conductive, electrically isolated electrodes embedded in it. Terminals protrude from the mass and are electrically connected to the electrodes. The mass can be self supporting or can be in... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC

20100035106 - Fuel cell system: A shutoff value provided on the entrance side and exit side of a fuel cell system has a diaphragm. A valve closing-side pressure chamber is provided on the upper face side of the diaphragm, and a valve opening-side pressure chamber is provided on the lower face side of the diaphragm.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100035107 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system of the invention includes, a fuel cell, a water reservoir configured to accumulate water discharged from the fuel cells, and a status estimator configured to estimate a status of the water reservoir based on a stated of the fuel cell.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100035108 - Fuel cell with triangular buffers: An oxygen-containing gas flow field for supplying an oxygen-containing gas from an oxygen-containing gas supply passage to an oxygen-containing gas discharge passage is formed on a first metal plate. The oxygen-containing gas flow field includes oxygen-containing gas flow grooves as serpentine flow grooves having two turn regions T1, T2. The... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100035110 - Electrochemical device: The present invention relates to a fuel cell device for use in planar configuration air breathing polymer electrolyte electrochemical devices and to a support plate, gas connection means and clamping means for use in the fuel cell device. The electrochemical device may be use as a fuel cell or an... Agent: Kevin Farrell Pierce Atwood

20100035111 - Fuel cell: Provided is a fuel cell including an electrolyte allowing an anion component to migrate; a fuel-side electrode and an oxygen-side electrode being arranged in opposed relation to each other while sandwiching the electrolyte; a fuel supplying material for supplying fuel to the fuel-side electrode; and an oxygen supplying material for... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20100035109 - Fuel cell systems with increased floor density: A method of operating a fuel cell-based power generation system includes providing a plurality of fuel cell systems, each system including a plurality of fuel cell modules, and moving at least one fuel cell module of a fuel cell system with respect to a fuel cell module of another system.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100035113 - Method for producing polymer electrolyte membrane and polymer electrolyte membrane: the residence time of the laminate film 1 in the drying furnace in the step (iii) is 50 minutes or shorter and the remaining organic solvent concentration in the polymer electrolyte membrane intermediate in the laminate film 2 immediately after the laminate film 2 passes through the drying furnace is... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100035112 - Solid oxide fuel cell: A highly efficient solid oxide fuel cell having a sharply increased electrode area per volume includes a plurality of individual electric cells placed one atop another. Each of the individual electric cells includes an electrolyte block having a plurality of channels and a plurality of first passageways communicating with the... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100035115 - Metal component for fuel cell and method of manufacturing the same, austenitic stainless steel for polymer electrolyte fuel cell and metal component for fuel cell using the same, polymer electrolyte fuel cell material and method of manufacturing the same,: An Au plated film 12 is formed on the surface of a plate-formed metal base 13 composed of a metal less noble than Au, and the product is cut along a planned cutting line 18 reflecting a contour of a desired component, to thereby form a separator 10. Thus-formed separator... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100035114 - Silicon-based nanostructured diode fuel cell: Given the limited quantities of petroleum, natural gas, coal and biomass on Earth, given the concerns of carbon dioxide pollution and given the demands of a growing world economy, a hydrogen energy industry driven by renewable energy must begin to compete with and eventually surpass fossil-fuel-generated energy. Hydrogen consumed in... Agent: Mark Rigoglioso

20100035118 - Alloy film for a metal separator for a fuel cell, a manufacturing method thereof and a target material for sputtering, as well as a metal separator, and a fuel cell: The present invention concerns an alloy film for a metal separator for a fuel cell characterized by containing at least one noble metal element selected from Au and Pt and at least one non-noble metal element selected from the group consisting of Ti, Zr, Nb, Hf, and Ta, at a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100035117 - Fluid control valve and fuel cell system: An inlet shut valve or an outlet shut valve has a main diaphragm and a sub-diaphragm, wherein a valve closing pressure chamber and a valve opening pressure chamber are provided, respectively, on the upper surface side and the lower surface side of the main diaphragm. Furthermore, an atmospheric pressure chamber... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100035116 - Fluoropolymer/evoh/ppa multilayer pipe for conveying hydrogen and a fuel cell electricity production assembly including such a pipe: A pipe having: a layer of fluoropolymer; an intermediate layer of ethylene and vinyl alcohol copolymer; and an outer layer of polyphthalamide. An electricity production assembly is provided using a fuel cell and including such a pipe.... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100035122 - Fuel cell and gas separator for fuel cell: In at least one of flow distribution areas 35 provided on a separator 15, plurality of first projections 46 formed in a region corresponding to a first section (parted regions 32a and 32c) of a center area (including parted regions 32a through 32c) having a relatively high flow rate of... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100035121 - Fuel cell separator and fuel cell: This separator is equipped with a first plate 33 and a second plate 32. The first plate 33 has a first hole 3341 through which reaction gas flows. The second plate 32 is to be stacked with the first plate 33, and has a second hole 3241 through which the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100035120 - Fuel cell separator, manufacturing method of the fuel cell separator, and fuel cell: Provided is a fuel cell separator having a coating layer on a metal substrate. The coating layer is provided with an amorphous carbon layer and a conductive section. The conductive section is composed of graphite particles, which are preferably dispersed in the manner of islands each of which has at... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100035119 - Stable temperature plasma treated formation, and method for the production thereof: The invention relates to fabrics, comprising fibers and a coating that is covalently bound on the surface of the fibers, characterized in that the fabrics are temperature-stable at 200° C. The invention further relates to methods for the production thereof, fuel cells and gas diffusion layers comprising the fabrics, and... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC

20100035124 - Hybrid particle and core-shell electrode structure: A catalyst ink composition for a fuel cell electrode is provided. The catalyst ink composition includes: an ionomer; at least one solvent; a quantity of nanostructured thin film support cores; a catalyst formed from a precious metal, the catalyst coated onto the nanostructured thin film support cores; and a quantity... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20100035123 - Low pt content direct methanol fuel cell anode catalyst: nanophase ptrunizr: A method for the preparation of a metallic material having catalytic activity that includes synthesizing a material composition comprising a metal content with a lower Pt content than a binary alloy containing Pt but that displays at least a comparable catalytic activity on a per mole Pt basis as the... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100035125 - Layered electrode for electrochemical cells: One exemplary embodiment may include an electrode including a hydrophobic material.... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.

20100035126 - Electrode substrate for electrochemical cell from carbon and cross-linkable resin fibers: A method of making an electrochemical cell electrode substrate includes creating an aqueous or dry mixture of chopped carbon fibers, chopped cross-linkable resin fibers that are still fuseable after being formed into a felt, such as novolac, a temporary binder, such as polyvinyl alcohol fiber or powder, forming a non-woven... Agent: M P Williams

20100035128 - Application of force in electrochemical cells: The present invention relates to the application of a force to enhance the performance of an electrochemical cell. The force may comprise, in some instances, an anisotropic force with a component normal to an active surface of the anode of the electrochemical cell. In the embodiments described herein, electrochemical cells... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100035127 - Smart battery separators: A separator for an energy storage cell that is provided by a microporous web that includes an irreversible porosity-controlling agent a method for changing an operating characteristic of an energy storage cell.... Agent: Luedeka, Neely & Graham, P.C.

20100035129 - Safety device for a sealed accumulator: The invention relates to a safety device for a watertight electro-chemical accumulator (1), comprising a circuit breaker (13) which is actuated by an overpressure inside a container (2) of the accumulator, and a gas generator (20) which is activated when the temperature in the generator exceeds a predetermined threshold value.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100035130 - Electrolyte with indicator: An electrolyte with an indicator, such as a dye, for detecting leakage from an electrochemical energy storage device is provided. Also provided is a method of making such an electrolyte with indicator; a device that incorporates such an electrolyte with indicator; a method of manufacturing an electronic or electrical system... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20100035131 - Electrochemical device ensuring a good safety: Disclosed is the structure of a center pin 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 can be manufactured through a simple process and can secure the safety of an electrochemical device... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100035132 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly in which a first electrode plate, a separator, and a second electrode assembly are sequentially stacked forming a stack and is wound about one edge of the stack, and a plurality of finishing tapes attached to the outer surface of the electrode assembly... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20100035137 - Battery cover mechanism: A battery cover mechanism includes a housing, a battery cover and a releasing assembly. The housing has a first surface and at least one latching hook disposed thereon. The battery cover defines a notch therethrough corresponding to the latching hook of the housing and is detachably assembled with the housing... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100035136 - Battery fixing apparatus and electronic device using the same: A battery fixing apparatus for fixing a battery in a housing of an electronic device is provided. The fixing apparatus includes a bracket and a fixing member accommodated in the housing. The bracket includes two protruding portions, and each protruding portion defines a slot. The protruding protrusions move out or... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100035134 - Battery system: b

20100035133 - Electronic device: An electronic device includes a main body, a battery, and a fixing assembly. The main body defines a receiving cavity. Opposite sidewalls of the main body in the receiving cavity defines two latching slots. The battery forms two latching protrusions on opposite sides of the battery. The latching protrusions are... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100035138 - Electronic device: The electronic device according to the present invention comprises a body having an opening part defined therein, a cover member for opening and closing the opening part of the body, a pivotally supporting mechanism for pivotally supporting a base end part of the cover member at a position adjacent to... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100035135 - Portable electronic apparatus: A portable electronic apparatus has a housing including a connection terminal and a battery container, and has a battery lid. The connection terminal is adapted for an interface with the outside of the portable electronic apparatus. The battery lid is configured to be put on and taken off the housing.... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20100035139 - Low thermal spread battery module: A battery pack assembly including a plurality of cells surrounded by a spacer for creating a radial space between the cell and cylindrical sections defining a casing. At least two of the cylindrical sections are conical or in different radial positions to define differing volumes between the respective two cells.... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20100035140 - Electrode plate for battery, electrode group for battery, lithium secondary battery, and method for producing electrode plate for battery: In an electrode plate 3 including a both-surface coated part 14 in which an active material layer 13 and a porous protective film 28 are formed, a core material exposed part 18 which is an end part of the current collector core material 12 and in which the active material... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100035141 - Enhanced electrolyte percolation in lithium ion batteries: New lithium ion batteries and methods useful in making lithium ion batteries and/or components thereof are provided. The present lithium ion batteries and/or components thereof are structured to allow enhanced ion diffusion into and out of an active material through an electrolyte and to provide enhanced heat transfer out of... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP

20100035142 - Battery module and middle or large-sized battery pack containing the same: Disclosed herein is a battery module constructed in a structure in which a cell stack, including a plurality of secondary battery cells (‘battery cells’) or a plurality of unit modules, each of which including a plurality of battery cells, stacked with high density, is mounted in a hexahedral module case,... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100035144 - Electrode assembly and lithium secondary battery using the same: An electrode assembly and a lithium secondary battery including the same. Heat generation of the electrode tabs is reduced by providing the electrode tabs at the outermost parts of the electrode assembly. An insulation member is attached at the boundary of the electrode tabs and the respective electrode plates. An... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100035143 - Lithium battery: The present invention is to provide a lithium battery can be exempted from short circuit problems caused by metallic particles agitated through the manufacturing process and later usage. Said lithium battery includes a battery cover, anode films, separators, cathode films, an organic electrolyte, a cylindrical housing with a neck portion... Agent: Dongguan Amperex Technology Co., Ltd.

20100035145 - Packing structure for lithium ion polymer battery: Disclosed is a packing structure for a lithium ion polymer battery, which includes: a battery casing including a lower multilayer polymer and an upper multilayer polymer, wherein the lower multilayer polymer has an inner space of a predetermined size for housing at least one electrode assembly and an electrolyte and... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100035146 - Nonaqueous electrolytic solution and nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: s

20100035147 - Nonaqueous electrolytic solution and nonaqueous electrolyte battery:

20100035149 - Carbon material and a process for its manufacture: A carbon material suitable as a negative electrode material for a lithium ion battery which can suppress decomposition of a nonaqueous electrolytic solution, which has excellent compressibility capable of highly dense packing, and which can form an electrode of high capacity without worsening charge and discharge efficiency or cycling performance.... Agent: Clark & Brody

20100035150 - Electric storage device: An electrode laminate unit of an electric storage device includes positive electrodes, negative electrodes and a lithium electrode connected to the negative electrode. When an electrolyte solution is injected into the electric storage device, lithium ions are emitted from the lithium electrode to the negative electrode. A positive and a... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100035148 - Non-aqueous electrolyte battery and positive electrode, and method for manufacturing the same: A non-aqueous electrolyte battery includes a positive electrode having a positive electrode active material layer provided on a positive electrode collector, a negative electrode and a non-aqueous electrolyte, wherein the positive electrode active material layer contains a polyvinylidene fluoride-containing binder and a nano ceramic particle having a primary particle size... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100035151 - Power storage device, and method for manufacturing power storage device: A power storage device has a stack including positive electrodes and negative electrodes that are stacked on top of each other with electrolytes interposed in-between. A positioning member is inserted into a positioning hole that is formed in the stack so as to penetrate the stack in the stacking direction.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100035152 - Electrochemical cell including functionally graded and architectured components and methods: Electrochemical cells or batteries featuring functional gradations, and having desirable, periodic configurations, and methods for making the same. One or more methods, in alone or in combination, are utilized to fabricate components of such electrochemical cells or batteries, which are designed to achieve certain thermal, mechanical, kinetic and spatial characteristics,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100035153 - Multi-component intermetallic electrodes for lithium batteries: Multi-component intermetallic negative electrodes prepared by electrochemical deposition for non-aqueous lithium cells and batteries are disclosed. More specifically, the invention relates to composite intermetallic electrodes comprising two or more compounds containing metallic or metaloid_elements, at least one element of which can react with lithium to form binary, ternary, quaternary or... Agent: Olson & Cepuritis, Ltd.

20100035155 - Cathode active material for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and manufacturing method of the same: In a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, in order to adjust a cathode active material in which guest cation such as Na and Li is included, alkaline metal fluoride which is expressed by a general formula AF and transition metal fluoride which is expressed by a formula M′ F2 are subjected... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100035154 - Electrode active material and manufacturing method of same: Electrode active material of the invention is such that a Li3PO4 phase is mixed in with an amorphous iron-phosphate complex having a LixFePyOz composition. Applying the electrode active material of the invention to a secondary battery inhibits an irreversible reaction which reduces the irreversible capacity, thus enabling a high capacity... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100035156 - Battery electrode plate having even thermal distribution: An electrode plate (44) for a lead-acid battery (10) is disclosed. The electrode plate includes a current-collecting first layer (48). In addition, the electrode plate also includes a second layer (50) comprising flexible graphite sheeting (52) and configured to distribute thermal energy within the electrode plate. Further, the electrode plate... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100035157 - Electrical storage device: An electrical storage device has a solid electrolyte layer; and electrode assemblies stacked with the solid electrolyte layer interposed therebetween and each having a current collector on which a plurality of electrode parts are formed. A part of the solid electrolyte layer is located between successive electrode parts in a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100035158 - Polymer electrolyte, electrochemical device, and actuator element: A polymer electrolyte which comprises an ionic liquid (A) and a block copolymer (B) as essential ingredients, which block copolymer (B) comprises one or more of polymer block(s) (P) being compatible with (A) and one or more of polymer block(s) (Q) being incompatible with (A). (A) and (P) mutually dissolve... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100035159 - Novel polymer electrolyte and electrochemical device: A polymer electrolyte; and an electrochemical device utilizing the polymer electrolyte. In accordance with the diffusion of cell-phone and other portable information devices and in accordance with the recent-year development of new use of power source for hybrid electric automobile, etc., enhanced reliability is increasingly demanded on electrochemical devices, such... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100035161 - Battery and electrode: p

20100035160 - Non-aqueous electrolyte and electrochemical device comprising the same: Disclosed is a non-aqueous electrolyte comprising: a first acrylate compound having one or two acryl groups; a second acrylate compound having three or more acryl groups; an electrolyte salt; and an organic solvent. Also, disclosed is an electrode comprising a coating layer formed partially or totally on a surface thereof,... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100035162 - Non-aqueous electrolyte for secondary battery and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: The present invention provides a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery comprising a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator, and a non-aqueous electrolyte, wherein the non-aqueous electrolyte comprises a non-aqueous solvent and lithium salt as an electrolyte, and wherein the non-aqueous solvent contains chain fluorinated carboxylic acid ester represented by the... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

  
02/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100028722 - Fuel cell system with ultrasonic detector: The invention relates to a fuel cell system, having at least one channel system (2) for a working fluid and having a device (12, 22) for adjusting the moisture content of the working fluid flowing in one direction (23) in the channel system (2), the device (12, 22) containing a... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100028723 - Power cell apparatus with three dimensional interconnect: An integrated power cell having three dimensional interconnected component cells is provided. The integrated power cell includes a plurality of individual battery cells connected in serial and parallel form to create a battery pack. The battery back is coupled to control circuitry by low resistance lead connections. The cell includes... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP (la)

20100028724 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery includes an electrode array for generating current, a case for containing the electrode array and a cap electrically connected to the electrode array through the case. The rechargeable battery also includes a current interruption device having a connection to electrically connect the electrode array and the cap... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100028725 - Fuel cell instrumentation system: An instrumentation system utilizes a single light source collimated through windows through a gas line in communication with a fuel cell. As each beam passes through each window, the gas stream will attenuate each beam. A diffraction grating disperses each attenuated beam and transmits particular wavelength bands through a focusing... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds/pratt & Whitney

20100028729 - Fuel cell power plant including a variable resistive device: A fuel cell power plant (20) includes a variable resistive device (30). In one example, the variable resistive device (30) is operationally associated directly with a cell stack assembly (22). The controller (32) selectively varies an electrical resistance of the variable resistive device (30) responsive to an operating condition of... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.

20100028730 - Fuel cell power production system with an integrated hydrogen utilization device: A fuel cell power production system and method for supplying power to a load, comprising a high-temperature fuel cell including an anode compartment, adapted to receive fuel from a fuel supply path and to output anode exhaust, and a cathode compartment adapted to receive oxidant gas and to output cathode... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman, P.c John J Torrente

20100028728 - Humidification control during shutdown of a fuel cell system: A process for controlling the length of a purge and the purge rate of a fuel cell stack at system shut-down so as to provide the desired amount of stack humidity. The membrane humidification is measured at system shut-down by a high frequency resistance sensor that detects membrane humidification and... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20100028727 - Method and apparatus for starting a fuel cell engine in a vehicle equipped with an ultracapacitor: A hybrid fuel cell system that employs a fuel cell stack and an ultracapacitor. A diode is provided on a high voltage electrical bus between the fuel cell stack and the ultracapacitor so that high voltage from the ultracapacitor does not affect the operation of the fuel cell stack. During... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20100028726 - Method for supplying fuel gas to a gas chamber of a fuel cell and fuel cell: Mechanical stresses of the membrane of a fuel cell can be reduced by virtue of the fact that the supply of feed gas to a gas chamber of the fuel cell takes places, initially, by means of a first pressure increasing speed and then by means of a second pressure... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100028731 - Operation method of fuel cell system and fuel cell system: An operation method of a fuel cell system of the present invention has a water layer forming step in which before starting supply of at least one of the reducing agent and the oxidizing agent in a supply start operation of at least one of the reducing agent and the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100028733 - Electrochemical device with a lsgm-electrolyte: An electrochemical device including an anode, a cathode and an electrolyte membrane disposed between the anode and the cathode, wherein the electrolyte membrane has a material of formula La1−xSrxGa1−yMGyO3−0.5(x+y), wherein x and y are independently a value of 0.1 to 0.3, said material having a relative density of at least... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100028732 - Method an apparatus for operating a solid-oxide fuel cell stack with a mixed ionic/electronic conducting electrolyte: A method and apparatus for operating an intermediate-temperature solid-oxide fuel cell stack (10) with a mixed ionic/electronic conducting electrolyte in order to increase its efficiency. The required power output of the sold-oxide fuel cell stack (10) is determined and one or more operating conditions of the solid fuel cell stack... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100028736 - Hybrid ionomer electrochemical devices: A membrane electrode assembly for use in a fuel cell includes an anode electrode, a cation exchange membrane, an anion exchange membrane and a cathode electrode. The anode electrode includes a first catalyst. The first catalyst separates a reducing agent into a plurality of positively charged ions and negative charges.... Agent: Bryan W. Bockhop, Esq. Bockhop & Associates, LLC

20100028735 - Process for converting methane into a higher alkane mixture: The present invention relates to a process for converting methane into a higher alkane mixture, preferably a liquid alkane mixture, comprising (C3+) alkanes having 3 carbon atoms and more, preferably (C4+) alkanes having 4 carbon atoms, especially (C5+) alkanes having 5 carbon atoms and more. The process comprises:—a stage (1)... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100028734 - Structure for high temperature fuel cell system start up and shutdown: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack and a PEM stack for providing power to the system in a start up or shut down operating mode and hydrogen to the fuel cell stack in a steady state operating mode.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100028737 - Spiral microreformer assembly: A design for a microchannel steam microreformer has been developed to provide power in conjunction with a micro fuel cell for a portable, low-power device. The design is optimized for low pumping power and rapid operation as well as thermal efficiency, overall size, and complete generation of the available hydrogen.... Agent: Winstead PC

20100028739 - Fuel cell: Fuel cell of this invention generates electricity by supplying fuel fluid to one of a pair of electrodes forming an MEA 1, supplying oxidation fluid to the other electrode, at least one of the fuel and oxidation fluids being gas, comprising a gas supply device transferring the gas along a... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100028738 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack for receiving a supplied reactant gas to generate a power; an air compressor for removing moisture remaining in the fuel cell stack during the stop of the power generation; a secondary cell for supplying an operative power to the air compressor;... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100028740 - Fuel cell system: A first rectangular pipe is connected along a path of an oxidation gas supply pipe that supplies an oxidation gas from a pump to an oxidant pole of a fuel cell. A second rectangular pipe is connected to an oxidation off-gas pipe connected to an outlet of the oxidant pole.... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100028741 - Hydride fuel-cell cooler and condensate cooler for aircraft: A cooling system for cooling a fuel-cell system on board an aircraft, in one example, includes a hydrogen accumulator, a connecting device coupling the hydrogen accumulator, with an external cooling system for dissipating heat arising upon charging of the hydrogen accumulator. The hydrogen accumulator cools down upon removal of hydrogen,... Agent: Christopher Paradies, Ph.d.

20100028742 - Metal separator for fuel cell and fuel cell stack having the same: The present invention discloses a metal separator for a fuel cell including a reaction gas channel formed to protrude from a first face of the metal separator to a second face thereof, a coolant channel formed between the reaction gas channels protruding from the second face of the metal separator,... Agent: Ampacc Law Group

20100028743 - Amorphous carbon coatings for fuel cell bipolar plates: A flow field plate for fuel cell applications includes a metal with a non-crystalline carbon layer disposed over at least a portion of the metal plate. The non-crystalline carbon layer includes an activated surface which is hydrophilic. Moreover, the flow field plate is included in a fuel cell with a... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20100028744 - Gas diffusion layer with lower gas diffusivity: A gas diffusion layer for use in fuel cells comprises a fiber and non-fiber material in a ratio such that the water vapor diffusion transport resistance is greater than 0.8 s/cm measured at 80 C and 150 kPa absolute gas pressure when the gas diffusion layer has a thickness less... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20100028746 - Ba-sr-co-fe-o based perovskite mixed conducting materials as cathode materials for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells both in dual chamber and single chamber configuration: Improved cathode active materials for reduced temperature operation in single and dual chamber solid oxide fuel cells are provided. The cathode active materials comprise perovskites of the general form ABO3, where A is a cation with approximately a +2 charge, and B is a cation with approximately a +4 charge.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100028745 - Chemically modified catalyzed support particles for electrochemical cells: A membrane-electrode assembly in a polymer electrolyte/proton exchange membrane fuel cell includes the electrodes (anode and cathode), with a thin layer of catalyzed conductive support particles bonded to either side of the membrane. Where the polymer membrane comprises pendant chains of fluorinated carbon atoms with mobile proton containing terminal groups,... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.

20100028747 - Preconditioning treatment to enhance redox tolerance of solid oxide fuel cells: A high temperature, redox tolerant fuel cell anode electrode and method of fabrication in which the anode electrode is pre-conditioned by application of an initial controlled redox cycle to the electrode whereby an initial re-oxidation of the anode electrode is carried out at temperatures less than or equal to about... Agent: Mark E. Fejer Gas Technology Institute

20100028752 - Carrying container for a power supply unit with fuel cells: The invention presents a possible way of converting power supply units, in particular compact power supply units, which are critical for safety into stable, impact-resistant fuel cell units by using expanding plastic.... Agent: Gerald E. Linden C/o Stauffer

20100028748 - Device for refilling a fuel cartridge for a fuel cell: A refillable fuel supply assembly for a fuel cell is disclosed herein. The assembly includes a refillable fuel supply adapted to supply fuel to a fuel cell, a refilling fuel cartridge containing fuel to be transferred to the refillable fuel supply, and a lock-and-release device connecting the refilling fuel cartridge... Agent: The H.t. Than Law Group

20100028751 - Fuel cartridge and fuel cell: A fuel cell including a fuel cartridge with a fuel storage portion and a fuel feed opening and a fuel cell body with an output terminal and a power generation portion. The fuel cell comprises a wiring portion for electrically connecting the output terminal and power generation portion of the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100028754 - Fuel cell system with a cell unit and fuel tank unit in a housing and electronic device: A fuel cell system, which is mounted and used in a portable and small electric device. It comprises a cell unit comprising one or more fuel cells, a fuel tank unit for storing a fuel to be supplied to the cell unit, a fuel feed unit for supplying the fuel... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100028753 - Fuel cells: This invention relates to fuel cells. A fuel cell 10 defines a space 11 having an air/ethanol inlet 12 and an outlet source 13. The operative part of the fuel cell, 14, includes a pvc substrate 15, a working electrode 16 and a counter electrode 17. A working electrode current... Agent: King & Schickli, PLLC

20100028750 - Gas diffusion layer with lower gas diffusivity: A gas diffusion layer for use in fuel cells includes a gas permeable diffusion structure and a microporous layer. The microporous layer incorporates a plurality of particles of anisotropic shape, simultaneously reducing the porosity of the microporous layer and increasing the tortuosity for gas transporting through the microporous layer. The... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20100028749 - Graphene coated ss bipolar plates: A flow field plate for fuel cell applications includes a metal with a graphene-containing layer disposed over at least a portion of the metal plate. The graphene-containing layer includes an activated surface which is hydrophilic. Moreover, the flow field plate is included in a fuel cell with a minimal increase... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20100028757 - Ceramic material combination for an anode of a high-temperature fuel cell: The invention relates to an anode for a high-temperature fuel cell having an anode substrate and/or a functional anode layer, comprising a porous ceramic structure having a first predominantly electron-conducting phase with the general empirical formula Sr1-xLnxTiO3 wherein Ln=Y, Gd to Lu and 0.03<x<0.2, and having a second predominantly ion-conducting... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20100028756 - Fuel cell and catalyst layer therefor, and membrane electrode assembly using the same: This invention discloses a catalyst layer which is formed at first incorporating sulfonated amorphous carbons and later the sulfonated amorphous carbons are removed. In addition, said sulfonated amorphous carbons show 13C NMR spectrum which has chemical shifts indicating carbons of a condensed aromatic 6-membered ring to which sulfonic groups are... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20100028755 - Fuel cell catalyst layer, membrane electrode assembly using the same and fuel cell: One embodiment of the present invention is a fuel cell catalyst layer including sulfonated amorphous carbons, wherein the sulfonated amorphous carbons have a chemical shifts signal indicating carbons of a condensed aromatic 6-membered ring to which sulfonic groups are attached and are not attached respectively in a spectrum of the... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20100028758 - Suppression of battery thermal runaway: Thermal runaway in battery packs is suppressed by inserting packages of hydrated hydrogel at physical interfaces between groups of one or more cells. The hydrogel acts to diffuse and absorb thermal energy released by the cells in the event of a cell failure. During extreme overheating of a battery cell,... Agent: Michael De Angeli

20100028759 - Battery, vehicle using the battery, and battery manufacturing method: A battery includes: a first member having an opening a housing space which houses a generation element; and a second member which closes the opening of the first member. The first member and the second member have welded portions which are welded to each other. A groove which can receive... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100028760 - Computer system mounted with battery pack and system main body thereof: A computer system, including: a battery pack that includes at least one battery cell and a temperature sensing unit to sense the temperature of the battery cell; and a system main body that includes a system unit to perform an operation with operating power received from the battery cell, an... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP

20100028761 - Storage battery terminal having test surface: A storage battery includes a battery ease having opposed side walls and a top wall. A battery terminal extends from one of the wails. The battery terminal includes a projecting portion for accommodating termination hardware in mechanical and electrical engagement. The protecting portion of the battery terminal includes a test... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20100028762 - Battery: A battery includes an electrode assembly including a first electrode and a second electrode, a non-aqueous electrolyte, a battery case, a first lead connecting the first electrode with a bottom of the battery case, a seal member sealing an opening of the battery case, and a second lead connecting the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100028763 - Battery cover mechanism: A battery cover mechanism used in a portable electronic device includes a housing, a battery cover and an operating member. The housing has a first surface, a receiving groove defined therefrom for receiving a battery and an elastic arm disposed thereon adjacent to the receiving groove. The battery cover is... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100028764 - Modular battery unit: A modular battery unit with at least two battery cells (1-6) and a heat sink (8), which is arranged between the battery cells (1-6), conforms laterally to the battery cells, has a cooling medium flowing through it and, on the one hand, transports heat which has developed in the battery... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C.

20100028765 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery has a plurality of rechargeable battery cells which are situated in an interspaced manner in a rechargeable battery housing filled at least partially with a filler material which encloses the rechargeable battery cells, with a first rechargeable battery cell including a first casing, and a second rechargeable... Agent: Striker, Striker & Stenby

20100028766 - Thin flexible rechargeable electrochemical energy cell and method of fabrication: A thin, rechargeable, flexible electrochemical energy cell includes a battery cell, or a capacitor cell, or a battery/capacitor hybrid cell that can be stackable in any number and order. The cell can be based on a powdery mixture of hydrated ruthenium oxide particles or nanoparticles with activated carbon particles or... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100028767 - Stacked secondary battery and method of manufacturing the same: A stacked secondary battery is formed by laying plate-shaped positive electrodes and plate-shaped negative electrodes one on the other by way of separators, wherein a collector is disposed at the front end of the end facet of each of the positive electrodes or the negative electrodes as viewed in a... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100028768 - Positive electrode active material, positive electrode using the same and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A positive electrode active material includes: a complex oxide particle containing at least lithium and one or plural transition metals; and a coating layer provided in at least a part of the complex oxide particle, wherein the coating layer contains at least one element M which is different from the... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100028769 - Stacked secondary battery: A stacked secondary battery includes battery element including a multilayer structure formed by laying alternately flat plate-shaped positive electrodes and flat plate-shaped negative electrodes by way of separators, the number of the positive electrodes being larger by one than that of the negative electrodes or vice versa, and connecting positive... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100028770 - Electrode assembly having electrode tabs of the same size in joint portion thereof and electrochemical cell containing the same: Disclosed herein is a stacking or stacking/folding type electrode assembly of a cathode/separator/anode structure, wherein the electrode assembly is constructed in a structure in which tabs (electrode tabs), having no active material applied thereto, protrude from electrode plates constituting the electrode assembly, electrode leads are located at one-side ends of... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100028771 - Electrolyte for lithium batteries: Electrolyte and lithium secondary batteries containing the same are disclosed. In one instance, the electrolyte includes a lithium salt, a solvent and an additive. In some examples, the additive includes substances A, B and C, wherein substance A is vinylene carbonate, substance B includes at least one of fluorinated or... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing

20100028772 - Pouch-type secondary battery having an non-sealing residue portion: Disclosed herein is a secondary battery including an electrode assembly of a cathode/separator/anode structure mounted in a pouch-shaped battery case in a sealed state, wherein a residue portion, which is not sealed (non-sealing residue portion), is defined between a sealing portion of the battery case and the electrode assembly for... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100028773 - Composition for battery: A composition for a battery containing an electroconductive assistant improves battery performance of a battery produced using this composition as a result of achieving dispersion stabilization without inhibiting electroconductivity of the electroconductive assistant. The invention provides a composition for a battery comprising at least one type of dispersant selected from... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100028774 - Negative electrode material for nickel-metal hydride battery and treatment method thereof, and nickel-metal hydride battery: A negative electrode material for a nickel-metal hydride battery containing a hydrogen-absorbing alloy represented by a general formula: Mm1-aT1aNixAlyMnzCobT2c, in which: Mm is at least one of light rare earth elements; T1 is at least one selected from the group consisting of Mg, Ca, Sr and Ba; T2 is at... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100028775 - Battery: The battery of the invention has a positive-electrode layer 20, a negative-electrode layer 50, and an electrolytic layer 40 through which ionic conduction is performed between the two electrode layers. In this battery, the positive-electrode layer 20 and the negative-electrode layer 50 are laminated with each other and an insulating... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20100028776 - Cathode active material and secondary battery comprising the same: Disclosed are a cathode active material and a secondary battery including the same. Herein, the cathode active material includes (a) a first lithium-containing metal composite oxide and (b) a second lithium-containing metal composite oxide coated on an entire particle surface of the first lithium-containing metal composite oxide, the second lithium-containing... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100028777 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries: The present invention is intended to improve load characteristics at the time of charging or discharging by assuring a lithium ion transport pathway in the crystal structure of olivine lithium-containing manganese phosphate. There is used a positive electrode active material which is a composite material comprising a material having an... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100028778 - Method for the cutting of mechanically sensitive sheet stock: Sheet stock that is useful as a separator in batteries can be obtained by a method in which (a) the sheet stock is provided, (b) the sheet stock is cut to the required width, and, subsequently, (c) the sheet stock obtained according to step (b) is wound onto a core... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100028779 - Porous polyimide membrane, battery separator, battery, and method: A porous polyimide membrane is provided. The volume of pores with a diameter of between about 50 and about 300 nm is more than about 40%, preferably more than 75% of the total pore volume in the membrane. A method for preparing a porous polyimide membrane comprises: preparing a porous... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100028780 - Battery electrode and method for manufacturing the same, and battery: A battery electrode includes a current collector and an active material layer formed on a surface of the current collector. The active material layer includes an active material and a conductive material including a metal material.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100028781 - Electrode pack of an electrichemical cell and electrochemical cell with an electrode pack: The invention relates to an electrode pack of an electrochemical cell (40), which has en essentially flat design and comprises laterally protruding connecting lugs (24, 26) for making electrical contact. According to the invention, a first carrier film (16) coated with an electrochemical active mass (18) and a second carrier... Agent: Michael J. Striker

20100028782 - Method for producing lithium ion conductive glass-ceramic: The present invention provides a method for stably producing a glass-ceramics having chemical stability and high lithium ion conductivity without pores inhibiting lithium ion conduction at high yield. The method includes heat-treating a glass to crystallize at an increasing rate of crystallization starting temperature of 5° C./h to 50° C./h.... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20100028783 - Electrolyte for lithium ion secondary battery and lithium ion secondary battery comprising the same: An electrolyte for a lithium ion secondary battery and a lithium ion secondary battery comprising the electrolyte. The electrolyte comprises a non-aqueous organic solvent, a lithium salt, and at least one aromatic phosphate compound. Exothermic reactions are inhibited in the battery upon overcharge or during high-temperature storage to prevent an... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100028784 - Electrolyte composition, lithium-containing electrochemical cell, battery pack, and device including the same: A nonflammable electrolyte composition comprises: a homogenous solvent mixture and a lithium salt dissolved therein. The homogenous solvent mixture comprises a cyclic carbonate and a highly fluorinated compound selected from the group consisting of highly fluorinated acyclic carbonates, CF3CFHCF2OCH3, and combinations thereof. If the electrolyte composition has flammable constituents, they... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100028785 - Electrolyte for lithium ion secondary battery and lithium ion secondary battery including the same: An electrolyte for a lithium ion secondary battery is provided. The electrolyte includes a non-aqueous organic solvent, a lithium salt, an ionic liquid and an additive. The additive has a lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO) level of −0.5 to 1.0 eV and a highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) level lower... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100028786 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: Provided is a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery which has excellent high-temperature cycle characteristics, while maintaining the shutdown response speed of the separator and the overcharge characteristics after many repeated cycles at high temperatures. The battery uses a non-aqueous electrolyte containing a carboxylic acid ester and a nitrile compound, and a... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

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