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Chemistry: electrical current producing apparatus, product, and process March listing by industry category 03/10

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03/25/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20100075181 - Solid-state structure comprising a battery and a variable capacitor having a capacitance which is controlled by the state-of-charge of the battery: The present invention relates to a solid-state variable capacitor, comprising a first capacitor plate (10), a second capacitor plate (12), extending substantially parallel to the first capacitor plate (10) and on a distance from said first capacitor plate, wherein at least the first capacitor plate (10) is structurally coupled to... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100075182 - Method for electrochemical activation of fuel cells: There is provided a method for the activation of a fuel cell. An exemplary method comprises operating the fuel cell entirely or partially at least briefly in an electrolysis regimen during galvanic operation.... Agent: InternationalIPLaw Group

20100075183 - System and method of delivering hydrogen in a vehicle: One exemplary embodiment includes a modular hydrogen storage system including discrete modules constructed and arranged so the hydrogen can be delivered from a discrete module independent of the rest of the system.... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.

20100075184 - Carbon dioxide dissolution and c4+nm state carbon recycling device and method: e

20100075185 - Fuel cell power generation system for providing hot water to a housing: A fuel cell power generation system includes a plurality of fuel cells executing power generating operations by use of oxidants and fuel, a plurality of hot water storage tanks in which heat energies generated upon the power generating operations of the fuel cells are stored as hot water, a power... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100075186 - High performance proton exchange membrane (pem) fuel cell: A fuel cell includes a membrane electrode assembly (MEA), at least one separator plate disposed on a first side of the MEA, and at least one separator plate disposed on a second side of the MEA. The separator plate on the first side of the MEA may form a first... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100075189 - Current collector and fuel cell stack: A current collector and a fuel cell stack are disclosed. The current collector in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes: a substrate; a double-side adhesive layer, which is formed on one surface of the substrate; a collecting pattern, which is formed on the other surface of the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100075188 - Manufacturing method of membrane electrode assembly: The present invention provides a manufacturing method of a membrane electrode assembly which makes it possible to produce a polymer electrolyte fuel cell at a high level of productivity. According to the present invention, it is possible to make differences in characteristics between a first catalyst electrode 11A and a... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20100075190 - Membrane electrode assembly, manufacturing method thereof and fuel cell: The present invention prevents a flooding phenomenon by a simple method and receives a relatively small influence by a proton transfer in the catalyst layer so as to provide an MEA having an excellent power generation performance. An MEA of the present invention has an anode catalyst layer and a... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20100075187 - Membrane-membrane reinforcing member assembly, membrane-catalyst layer assembly, membrane-electrode assembly, and polymer electrolyte fuel cell: A membrane-membrane reinforcing member assembly includes: a polymer electrolyte membrane (1) having a substantially quadrilateral shape; a membrane-like first membrane reinforcing member (10a) disposed on a first main surface (F10) of the polymer electrolyte membrane (1) to bend at a substantially right angle at a corner of the polymer electrolyte... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100075192 - Current collector for solid oxide fuel cell tube with internal fuel processing: A solid oxide fuel cell includes a tube, a spacer element, a catalytic substrate and an anode current collector. The solid oxide fuel cell further includes a spacer element disposed within the tube. The solid oxide fuel cell further includes a catalytic substrate disposed within the anode current collector electrically... Agent: Adaptive Materials Inc.

20100075191 - Textured solid oxide fuel cell having reduced polarization losses: An improved SOFC including textural features pressed into a structural anode and electrolyte bi-layer laminate to increase the active surface area of the finished fuel cell anode and cathode. This arrangement reduces current losses from ohmic, concentration, and activation polarization. In a presently preferred embodiment, an array of dimples is... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc Legal Staff - M/c 483-400-402

20100075197 - Fullerene based proton conductive materials: A fullerene-based proton conductor including a proton conductive functional group connected to the fullerene by an at least partially fluorinated spacer molecule. Also, a polymer including at least two of the proton conductors that are connected by a linking molecule. Further, an electrochemical device employing the polymer as a proton... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100075194 - Low-temperature bonding of refractory ceramic layers: A cathode of a solid-oxide fuel cell includes a first ionic conducting layer, a second layer deposited over the first layer and formed from a mixed ionic and electronic conductor layer including an oxygen ion conducting phase, and a third layer deposited over the second layer and formed from a... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc Legal Staff - M/c 483-400-402

20100075195 - Nanoporous polymer electrolyte: A nanoporous polymer electrolyte and methods for making the polymer electrolyte are disclosed. The polymer electrolyte comprises a crosslinked self-assembly of a polymerizable salt surfactant, wherein the crosslinked self-assembly includes nanopores and wherein the crosslinked self-assembly has a conductivity of at least 1.0×10−6 S/cm at 25° C. The method of... Agent: Swanson & Bratschun, L.L.C.

20100075196 - Polymer electrolyte, membrane electrode assembly and fuel cell: The present invention easily provides a polymer electrolyte that exhibits high proton conductivity under low humidity conditions and has a high level of durability and mechanical strength. The polymer electrolyte is produced by mixing proton-conducting sulfonated polyethersulfone C1, sulfonated polyphenylene sulfide C2 or sulfonated poly(4-phenoxybenzoyl-1,4-phenylene) C3 having a sulfonic acid... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20100075193 - Proton conductive membrane and method for producing it: e

20100075198 - Fuel cell: After hydrogen fed from introduction hole 22 is dispersed in a first space 15 as a first buffer part, the hydrogen is further dispersed in a first recess part 28 and a second recess part 30 as a second buffer part, which is then uniformly dispersed in individual paths 26... Agent: Bruce L. Adams Adam & Wilks

20100075200 - High-pressure tank, method of manufacturing high-pressure tank, and manufacturing equipment of high-pressure tank: A high-pressure tank including: a cap; a liner; and a reinforced layer that is provided on the liner. The liner includes a gas barrier layer.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100075199 - Hydrophobic layer for a fuel cell: A device for managing fluid flow within a fuel cell assembly (24) includes a water transport plate (42) having a plurality of channels (44) and a rib (48) on each side of each channel (44). At least some of the ribs (48) have a hydrophobic layer (46) near an end... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.

20100075204 - Anode catalyst layer and membrane-electrode assembly of direct liquid feed fuel cell and direct liquid feed fuel cell: An anode catalyst layer of a direct liquid feed fuel cell includes a Pt—Ru or Pt—Pd black catalyst; and a supported Pt—Ru or Pt—Pd catalyst having Pt—Ru or Pt—Pd supported on a carbon-based support. A membrane-electrode assembly of a direct liquid feed fuel cell includes an electrolyte membrane; and anode... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

20100075201 - Fuel cell with electrode having an electrically conductive nano-column and production method thereof: In a fuel cell including an electrolyte membrane and a pair of electrodes disposed on both sides of the electrolyte membrane, at least one of the electrodes has an electrically conductive nanocolumn that is oriented with an inclination of 60° or less with respect to a planar direction of the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100075202 - Membrane-electrode assembly including guard gasket: Disclosed is a membrane-electrode assembly (MEA) that prevents an electrolyte membrane from being damaged upon the fabrication of a single cell or a stack of fuel cells. The MEA further includes a guard gasket interposed between conventional gaskets, wherein the guard gasket has a thickness corresponding to 70%-95% of the... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100075203 - Membrane-electrode unit comprising a barrier junction: The present invention relates to a membrane-electrode assembly comprising at least one membrane, at least two electrode layers and at least one barrier layer, wherein the at least one barrier layer comprises at least one catalytically active species and/or at least one adsorbent material and the barrier layer is electronically... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100075205 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery capable of being formed to be relatively small by reducing the sizes of internal devices and compactly locating the internal devices. Accordingly, the volume of the secondary battery is reduced and the capacity thereof is maintained, thereby increasing the capacity density of the secondary battery. In one... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100075206 - On-board battery assembly: An on-board battery assembly includes a cell stack, a blowing member, and a control component. The cell stack includes a plurality of cell modules. The cell stack has one side face that extends generally along a width axis orthogonal to a longitudinal axis of the plurality of cell modules. The... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100075207 - Battery life alarm system and battery life alarm method: A battery life alarm system and a battery life alarm method are provided. The battery life alarm system includes a first arithmetic unit, a second arithmetic unit and a third arithmetic unit. The first arithmetic unit outputs a capacity ratio according to a sense voltage and a design capacity of... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20100075208 - Medical device battery pack with active status indication: A system and method provides a status indicator to a battery pack of a medical device. The battery pack includes a power supply capable of being connected to the medical device. The battery pack also includes an indicator to automatically indicate a status of at least a portion of at... Agent: King & Spalding

20100075209 - Battery unit: A battery unit includes a battery assembly. The battery assembly includes a glass ceramic and a positive-side active material constituting a first composite layer, a glass ceramic and a negative-side active material constituting a second composite layer, and a solid-state electrolyte layer located between the first composite layer and the... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100075210 - Hybrid-typed electrode assembly of capacitor-battery structure: Disclosed herein are a hybrid type electrode assembly including a plurality of electrode groups that can be charged and discharged, wherein the respective electrode groups are constructed in a structure in which a cathode and an anode are opposite to each other while a separator is disposed between the cathode... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100075211 - Battery retainer: A frame defines a battery receiving compartment. A conductive surface is exposed on the frame and is adapted to electrically contact a terminal of a battery inside the frame. A conductive arm is movably coupled to the frame and electrically coupled to the conductive surface. A conductive pad is positioned... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100075212 - Battery cover latch mechanism and portable electronic device using same: A battery cover latch mechanism includes a battery cover forming a first clasp, a main body, a button forming a second clasp latching to the first clasp; and a resilient member assembled on the button. The main body includes an assembly portion defining a notch; and a button hole communicating... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100075213 - Cell thermal runaway propagation resistant battery pack: A means for inhibiting the propagation of thermal runaway within a plurality of batteries is provided, wherein the means is comprised of a layer of intumescent material covering the interior surfaces of the battery pack.... Agent: David G. Beck Patent Law Office Of David G. Beck

20100075214 - Device for cooling batteries of an electronically and/or hybrid powered vehicle: A device for cooling batteries, particularly of an electric and/or hybrid vehicle, comprises a pair of compartments (1, 12) in communication with one another, including a first compartment (1) housing the batteries distributed among adjacent columns and a second compartment (12) housing at least a blower (14). One of these... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC

20100075215 - Thin battery and a method of manufacturing a thin battery: The thin battery of the invention comprises an anode material, a cathode material, two or more separator paper layers there between, and electrolyte. One of the outer separator paper layers has an anode material applied thereon, another separator paper layer being an outer layer on the opposite side having a... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20100075216 - Battery pack: A battery pack that allows easy application of injection molding in the formation of a battery case and is capable of improving fastening strength of the case components. For this purpose, the battery pack comprises a plurality of battery cells; a circuit module electrically connected to the plurality of battery... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100075217 - Lithium ion secondary battery and method for producing the same: A positive electrode, a separator, and a negative electrode including an alloy-type negative electrode active material are stacked in this order, to form an electrode unit. Such electrode units are stacked with a separator interposed between each pair of the electrode units, to form a stacked electrode assembly. The stacked... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100075218 - Battery unit: A battery unit includes a casing, bipolar batteries as a plurality of stacked type batteries housed in the casing, and a plug. The bipolar battery is formed by stacking a plurality of battery elements each having sheet electrodes on opposite sides of an electrolyte, and has collectors. The plug is... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100075219 - Lithium ion secondary battery and process for manufacturing the same: In multilayer wholly solid lithium ion secondary batteries, a laminate having a collector layer of material with high conductivity superimposed on an active material layer has been disposed so as to attain a lowering of battery impedance. Consequently, in the fabrication of each of positive electrode layer and negative electrode... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100075220 - Battery pack and method of manufacturing the same: A battery pack and method of manufacturing the same, the battery pack including a battery, and a plurality of metal cases surrounding the battery, wherein the plurality of metal cases includes a first metal case and a second metal case and the first and second metal cases are welded to... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20100075221 - Cell thermal runaway propagation resistance using an internal layer of intumescent material: A means for inhibiting the propagation of thermal runaway within a plurality of batteries is provided, wherein the means is comprised of at least one layer of intumescent material interposed between the interior surface of the casing of a battery and the corresponding electrode assembly.... Agent: David G. Beck Patent Law Office Of David G. Beck

20100075222 - Slurry for secondary battery electrode, electrode for secondary battery, process for production of electrode for secondary battery, and secondary battery: The invention provides a slurry for a secondary battery electrode comprising an electrode active material and an ambient temperature molten salt composed of a cation component and an anion component, an electrode for a secondary battery wherein an electrode active material layer is formed by coating the slurry for a... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20100075224 - Electrode: An electrode has a current collector having a plurality of through holes, and active material layers provided on both sides of the current collector, the current collector has projections extending on the top side or on the back side of the current collector from respective edges of the through holes,... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100075223 - Energy storage devices: An energy storage device is provided. The energy storage device includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode covered by a protective layer, and an electrolyte. The positive electrode includes fast-energy-storage electrochemical capacitive materials coated on a current collector. The negative electrode includes metal materials capable of having electrochemical reactivity toward... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20100075225 - Nanocomposite electrodes and related devices: A nanocomposite electrode that includes a current collector, an electroactive layer a conductive adhesive contacting the surface of the current collector and an interlayer region in electrical communication with the current collector and the electroactive material. The interlayer region is interposed between the current collector and the electroactive layer and... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20100075226 - Electrodes including novel binders and methods of making and using the same: Provided are electrode compositions for lithium-ion electrochemical cells that include novel binders. The novel binders include lithium polysalts of carboxylic and sulfonic acids, lithium salts of copolymers of acids, lithium polysulfonate fluoropolymers, a cured phenolic resin, cured glucose, and combinations thereof.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100075228 - Non-thermofusible phenol resin powder, method for producing the same, thermosetting resin composition, sealing material for semiconductor, and adhesive for semiconductor: Disclosed is a non-thermofusible phenol resin powder having an average particle diameter of not more than 20 μm and a single particle ratio of not less than 0.7. This non-thermofusible phenol resin powder preferably has a chlorine content of not more than 500 ppm. This non-thermofusible phenol resin powder is... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100075227 - Nonaqueous electrolyte battery and negative electrode active material: A negative electrode active material includes complex particles and a carbonaceous material phase which binds the complex particles. The complex particles comprises a metal oxide having an average size of 50 nm to 1 μm and SiOx (0≦x≦0.8) supported on a surface of the metal oxide.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100075229 - Positive electrode forming material, component thereof, method for producing the same and rechargeable lithium-ion battery: Disclosed is a positive electrode forming material for a positive electrode of a battery, the material including particles of a positive electrode active material and fine carbon fibers adhering to surfaces of particles of the positive electrode active material in a shape of a network. The positive electrode active material... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100075230 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode containing lithium-iron phosphate, and a negative electrode containing a lithium-titanium composite oxide and a lithium composite oxide which is different from the lithium-titanium composite oxide. The lithium composite oxide has a potential of 2.5 to 3V vs. Li/Li+ at a lithium... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100075231 - Lead acid battery slurry comprising polyelectrolyte comb copolymers: The invention provides a slurry, such as a lead-acid battery slurry, comprising a polyelectrolyte comb copolymer and lead oxide. Use of polyelectrolyte comb copolymers results in a slurry with low viscosity. In addition, the use of polyelectrolyte comb copolymers controls the growth (e.g., size, morphology and location) of the inactive... Agent: Ut-battelle, LLC Office Of Intellectual Property

20100075232 - Composite polymer electrolytes for a rechargeable lithium battery: The composite electrolyte for use in a thin plate rechargeable lithium battery comprises a porous or micro-porous inert, multi-layered polymer separator laminate which carries an adherent second polymer coating containing a dissociable lithium compound, and the multi-layered separator having adherent solid second polymer layer, is impregnated with an organic liquid... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.

20100075233 - Battery and electrode: wherein R represents a hydrocarbon group which may have an unsaturated bond, a group obtained by halogenating or hydroxylating this hydrocarbon group, or a hydrogen group; R1 and R2 each independently represents an unsaturated bond, a hydrocarbon group which may have N or O, R1 and R2 may be bonded... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

  
03/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20100068562 - Electrochemical device: An electrochemical device capable of improving arrangement efficiency of bonded bodies and securing favorable sealing characteristics is provided. An electrolyte membrane 11 has a reaction region 11A sandwiched between a fuel electrode 12 and an oxygen electrode 13 and a peripheral region 11B exposed from between the fuel electrode 12... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100068561 - Permeation protection for pressurized hydrogen storage tank: One embodiment of the invention includes a product including a pressurized gas storage vessel shell including an interior surface and an exterior surface, a liner layer over the interior surface of the pressurized gas storage vessel, and a permeation protection layer over the liner layer.... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.

20100068564 - Apparatus for stabilizing fuel cell and method therefor: An apparatus for stabilizing the fuel cell comprises a converter, a direct voltage detector and a regulating module. The converter can transform direct current generated from the fuel cell into electric power output, wherein a voltage of the electric power output is stable. The direct voltage detector can detect a... Agent: Brian M. Mcinnis

20100068567 - Fuel cell system: A system voltage indicated by an intersection of a graph of an FC maximum output characteristic of the output voltage/output power characteristic of a fuel cell and a graph of a load device maximum output characteristic is output so as to obtain optimal output power, thereby matching an output current-output... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100068570 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system is provided which efficiently performs a scavenging process for a fuel cell stack (10) constituted of a plurality of fuel cells (40) each of which generates electric power using reaction gas supplied. When the power generation of the fuel cell stack (10) is stopped or when... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100068569 - Fuel cell system and method for controlling the fuel cell system: A gas-supply passage (6) via which anode gas is supplied to a fuel cell unit (2) and a gas-discharge passage (12) via which anode gas is discharged from the fuel cell unit (2) are connected via a communication passage (30). Circulation pump (32) switches the communication state of the communication... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100068568 - Gas purge control for coolant in a fuel cell: A fuel cell includes a water transport plate providing a water flow field. The water flow field permits a flow of water having an entrained gas. A vent is in fluid communication with the water flow field. At least some of the gas is released from fuel cell by opening... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.

20100068563 - Liquid metal heat exchanger for high temperature fuel cells: A heat exchanger for a fuel cell stack includes a first plate and a second plate. The first and second plates are connected to one another by at least one wall. The first and second plates and the at least one wall form an enclosure having an interior area defined... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman, P.c John J Torrente

20100068566 - Method for minimizing membrane electrode degradation in a fuel cell power plant: A method and apparatus for mitigating decay of multiple membrane electrode assemblies (20) in a fuel cell stack (12). Each membrane electrode assembly (20) includes an anode (16) and a cathode (18) on respectively opposite sides of a proton exchange membrane (14). The positioning of a plane of potential change... Agent: Stephen A. Schneeberger

20100068565 - Variable fuel pressure control for a fuel cell: A fuel cell includes a cathode having an air flow field. An anode includes an inlet and an outlet for providing unused fuel to a fuel recycling line. A pressure regulator is arranged upstream from an ejector and communicates with the air flow field for adjusting a fuel pressure at... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.

20100068571 - System and process for producing high-pressure hydrogen: A method and apparatus are provided for use in producing high-pressure hydrogen from natural gas, methanol, ethanol, or other fossil fuel-derived and renewable hydrocarbon resources. The process can produce hydrogen at pressures ranging from 2000 to 12,000 pounds per square inch (psi) using a hydrogen carrier, with or without high-pressure... Agent: Johnson & Associates

20100068572 - Desulfurization agent for kerosene, method for desulfurization and fuel cell system using the agent: A desulfurization agent for kerosene is provided that can remove efficiently the sulfurs contained in kerosene under low pressure conditions and thus is excellent in an effect to inhibit carbon deposition. The desulfurization agent contains 45 to 75 percent by mass of nickel oxide, 3 to 40 percent by mass... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20100068573 - Hydrogen generator and fuel cell system: A hydrogen generator (100) includes: a reformer (1) configured to generate a hydrogen-containing gas using a raw material and steam; a water evaporator (4) configured to supply the steam to the reformer (1); a sealing device (10) provided on a passage located downstream of the reformer (1) and configured to... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100068574 - Fuel cell system and power supply control method: In order to determine the air stoichiometric ratio without using multidimensional mapping, a fuel cell system of the invention computes a command current value and command voltage value in a fuel cell during low-efficiency electrical power generation based on the required electrical power, estimates a reference voltage of the fuel... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100068575 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell stack which receives a fuel gas and an oxidation gas to generate a power; an air compressor which supplies the oxidation gas to the fuel cell stack; and a controller which reduces the oxidation gas flow rate supplied from the air compressor... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100068576 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system determines whether an operation condition of a fuel cell corresponds to a fuel gas shortage or an oxidation gas shortage. Upon determining that the fuel gas is in shortage, the system sets a lower voltage limit to be higher than that set when the system determines... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100068577 - Fuel cell system, electrode catalyst degradation judgment method, and moving body: When an output voltage of a fuel cell is lowered to carry out a catalyst activation process so as to activate a catalyst during an intermittent operation of the fuel cell, if generated power P1 exceeds allowed battery charge power, while generated power P2 does not exceed the allowed battery... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100068578 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system having a cooling water pump provided in cooling water piping that sends cooling water to a fuel cell and sending the cooling water under pressure, fuel gas supply piping connected to the fuel cell and supplying fuel gas to the fuel cell, fuel gas circulation piping... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100068580 - Fuel cell system: Fluid control valves, such as a humidifying module bypass valve, an inlet shutoff valve, an outlet shutoff valve are opened and closed by the pressure of air flowing in a fluid flow path. The pressure of air flowing in the fluid flow path is regulated, based on a drive demand... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100068579 - Systems and methods for fuel cell gas circulation: A fuel cell system has a gas delivery-means that circulates the anode exhaust gas back to the anode compartment of the fuel cell for further reaction.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100068584 - Flat fuel cell assembly: A flat fuel cell assembly including a MEA, a cathode porous current collector, an anode porous current collector, a gas barrier material layer, a case, and at least one air baffle is provided. The cathode porous current collector and the anode porous current collector are disposed at two opposite sides... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100068583 - Fuel cell stack: In order to provide a fuel cell stack which can sufficiently use a current range that can originally be output by a fuel cell unit, and from which high output can be obtained even with a small size, a thickness of an oxygen flow field plate is made large for... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100068581 - Mobile unit having fuel cell: A mobile unit has a fuel cell (100) in which a stacked assembly (ASSY) composed of a plurality of stacked power generation elements (10) is held between two rigid plates (110a, 110b). The mobile unit includes: a first mount (300a), a second mount (300b), and a third mount (300c) each... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100068582 - Solid oxide fuel cell system: The present invention provides a solid oxide fuel cell system, which comprises a central support means, a fixture means, a current collection means, a manifold, and at least one fuel cell means, wherein the fuel cell means and the current collection means are moveable in the direction parallel to the... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100068591 - Fuel cell catalyst, fuel cell cathode and polymer electrolyte fuel cell including the same: The present invention actualizes a polymer electrolyte fuel cell that exhibits a high durability even when undergoing electric potential variation cycles. Used is a fuel cell catalyst characterized in that a metal catalyst, and an oxide of niobium (Nb2O5) and/or an oxide of tantalum (Ta2O5) are supported on a conductive... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100068586 - Fuel cell coupler and fuel cell using same: A fuel cell coupler includes a socket section (4) which has a socket body (32) set in a fuel cell and a valve mechanism disposed within the socket body, and to which a nozzle section (8) attached to a fuel cartridge is detachably connected. The socket section (4) is provided... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100068590 - Hydrophilic layer for use in a fuel cell: A device that is useful for managing moisture content within a fuel cell assembly (24) includes a hydrophilic layer (46) between a solid reactant distribution plate layer and a hydrophobic layer (38) adjacent to a catalyst layer (34). In disclosed examples, the hydrophilic layer (46) is positioned relative to the... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.

20100068585 - Long-life membrane electrode assemblies: The present invention relates to a membrane electrode assembly comprising a) two electrochemically active electrodes (1, 3) separated by a polymer electrolyte membrane (5) wherein the surfaces of the polymer electrolyte membrane (5) are in contact with the electrodes (1, 3) in such a way that the first electrode (1)... Agent: Hammer & Associates, P.C.

20100068589 - Membrane-electrode assembly: e

20100068588 - Membrane-membrane reinforcing membrane assembly, membrane-catalyst layer assembly, membrane-electrode assembly, and polymer electrolyte fuel cell: A membrane-membrane reinforcing member assembly includes: a polymer electrolyte membrane (1) having a substantially square shape; a pair of membrane-like first membrane reinforcing members (10a) disposed on one main surface of the polymer electrolyte membrane (1) so as to extend along a pair of opposed sides, respectively, of four sides... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100068587 - Solid polymer fuel cell: A solid polymer fuel cell includes a solid polymer electrolytic membrane 1, an anode 2 contacting one of the faces of the solid polymer electrolytic membrane 1, a cathode 3 contacting the other face of the solid polymer electrolytic membrane 1, and a gas-liquid separation membrane 4 enclosing a MEA... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100068592 - Electrodes for use in hydrocarbon-based membrane electrode assemblies of direct oxidation fuel cells: Electrodes for use in direct oxidation fuel cells (DOFCs) comprise, in sequence: an electrically conductive gas diffusion layer; a catalyst layer; and a proton-conducting layer. Membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs) comprise cathode and anode electrodes of such type sandwiching a proton conductive polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM), with the proton-conducting layer of... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100068595 - Polymer electrolyte comprising inorganic conductive nano-particles and fuel cell employing the polymer electrolyte: A polymer electrolyte and a fuel cell employing the polymer electrolyte are provided. The polymer electrolyte includes: an ionic conductive polymer membrane; a porous support having nano-sized pores; and inorganic conductive nano-particles including an ionic conductive material impregnated into the porous support, wherein the inorganic conductive nano-particles are impregnated into... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100068593 - Polymer electrolyte membrane with functionalized nanoparticles: The present invention relates to a polymer electrolyte membrane for fuel cells, comprising a polymer matrix of at least one basic polymer and one or more doping agents, wherein particles containing ionogenic groups and having a mean particle diameter in the nanometer range are embedded in the polymer matrix and... Agent: Myers Wolin, LLC

20100068594 - Polymer electrolyte membrane, method of preparing the same, and fuel cell including the polymer electrolyte membrane: Provided are a polymer electrolyte membrane that is stable even at high temperatures in non-humidified conditions, thereby having high proton conductivity, a method of preparing the polymer electrolyte membrane described above, by which high productivity can be obtained, and a fuel cell with high power generation characteristics by using the... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100068596 - Direct methanol fuel cell system and portable electronic device: A direct methanol fuel cell system comprises a fuel storage portion that stores solid-state methanol resulting from making methanol into a solid state, a fuel cell, and carrier gas circulation means. The fuel storage portion is provided with a carrier gas supply path communicating with the carrier gas circulation means... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20100068599 - Fuel cell stack: A fuel cell stack includes a stack body formed by stacking a plurality of power generation units. A first end power generation unit and first dummy units are provided near an end plate where reactant gas pipes for the stack body are provided. A second end power generation unit and... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100068600 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes first and second fuel cell stacks which are juxtaposed to each other. An assembly manifold is attached to the first and second fuel cell stacks. A connection block is provided at a central position of the assembly manifold. A fuel gas supply port and a... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100068597 - Housing for receiving and tensioning at least one fuel cell stack: The invention relates to a housing for accommodating at least one fuel cell stack comprising a housing part formed so that it is capable of at least partly accommodating the fuel cell stack. According to the invention it is envisaged that clamping means are provided by which the fuel cell... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100068598 - Media supply plate for a fuel cell stack: The invention relates to a media supply plate for a fuel cell stack comprising at least one anode gas terminal and at least one cathode gas terminal. According to the invention the media supply plate further comprises at least one anode waste gas terminal and at least one cathode waste... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100068601 - Fibrous ceramic material and method for making the same: A fibrous ceramic material including a plurality of fibers entangled with one another. The fibrous ceramic material includes at least one connector projecting between the fibers. At least a portion of the fibers have the connectors extending between and attach the fibers to one another. A method of manufacturing the... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman, P.c John J Torrente

20100068602 - Fuel cell stack and seal for a fuel cell stack, as well as a production method for it: The invention relates to a sealing for the gas-tight connection of two elements of a fuel cell stack comprising an electrically non-conducting spacer component and at least one solder component solid or viscous over its entire extension at the operating temperature of the fuel cell stack and coupling the spacer... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100068603 - Hollow fiber membrane module and fuel cell system: In a humidifying membrane module, a humidifying membrane having plural hollow fiber membranes bundled together is housed in a humidifying membrane chassis having a cylindrical outer periphery, and the humidifying membrane chassis is housed in an assembly chassis having a cylindrical inner periphery. The assembly chassis has an inlet port... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100068604 - Phosphonium ionic liquids, compositions, methods of making and electrolytic films formed there from: The invention generally encompasses phosphonium ionic liquids and compositions and their use in many applications, including but not limited to: as electrolytes in electronic devices such as memory devices including static, permanent and dynamic random access memory, as battery electrolytes, as a heat transfer medium, fuel cells and electrochromatic devices,... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP. (pa)

20100068605 - Rejuvenation and reuse of degraded lithium ion battery cells: One embodiment includes a method for rejuvenating failed or degraded pouch-type lithium-ions batteries.... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.

20100068606 - Safety device for an accumulator cell: In the case of a safety device for an accumulator cell, which has an electrode assembly disposed in an elastic cell sheath and at least one electrical connector, a blocking element is provided which blocks at least a first electrical contact associated with the electrical connector with at least a... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100068607 - Systems and methods for monitoring and responding to forces influencing a battery: Systems and methods for monitoring and responding to forces influencing batteries of electronic devices are provided. One or more sensors may be provided at various positions within a battery assembly including one or more battery cells within an enclosure. In some embodiments, a sensor may be provided between a battery... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20100068608 - Battery module of improved safety against external impact: Disclosed herein is a battery module including at least one battery cell constructed in a structure in which an electrode assembly of a cathode/separator/anode structure is mounted in a battery case such that electrode leads of the electrode assembly protrude outside, wherein, when external impacts are directly or indirectly applied... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100068609 - Hybrid cell construction for improved performance: A hybrid lithium electrochemical cell comprising a spirally wound cathode, separator and anode in a generally cylindrical structure with the packaging materials and terminal structure of a pouch cell. The cell may also contain a welded metal grid outside the pouch cell packaging material to insure a cylindrical shape. The... Agent: Basch & Nickerson LLP

20100068610 - Cathode for an electrochemical cell: The invention provides a cathode for an electrochemical cell comprising: a first particulate material having particles comprising a mixture of at least one alkali metal halide and at least one metal; and a second particulate material comprising at least one alkali metal halide, wherein the second particulate material has a... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20100068611 - Power supply device: A power supply device in which power storage bodies are disposed in a casing that houses a cooling medium is provided. The power supply device includes a moving portion that moves the power storage bodies in the cooling medium.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100068613 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes: a positive electrode including a transition metal oxide capable of absorbing and desorbing lithium ions; a negative electrode capable of absorbing and desorbing lithium ions; a separator; and a non-aqueous electrolyte. A polyamide film or a porous film containing an inorganic oxide is disposed... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100068612 - Separator for non-aqueous secondary battery, process for producing same, and non-aqueous secondary battery: A first object of the present invention is to provide a separator including a polyethylene microporous membrane and a heat-resistant porous layer, and that has a sufficient shutdown function and a sufficient heat resistance, and can be formed with a reduced thickness and can overcome the problem of slidability. A... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100068614 - Flat battery: A flat battery of the present invention is a flat battery including an exterior can and a sealing can with which an opening of the exterior can is sealed, wherein the exterior can and the sealing can include a bottom portion and a circumferential wall extending upright from an outer... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100068617 - Lithium microbattery comprising an encapsulating layer and fabrication method: A lithium microbattery formed by a stack of thin layers on a substrate which comprises two current collectors, a positive electrode, a solid electrolyte layer, a negative electrode and an encapsulating layer. The encapsulating layer is formed by a protective layer made from polymer material on which a barrier layer... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100068615 - Resin composition for metal plating, molded article thereof, and metal-plated molded article: A resin composition for metal plating provides a molded article exhibiting excellent metal plating adhesion strength and chemical resistance, while having excellent productivity. A metal-plated molded article can also be made from such a resin composition. The resin composition for metal plating includes 50-90% by mass of Component (A) and... Agent: Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery

20100068616 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery including an electrode assembly; a can having an opening at an upper portion thereof and housing the electrode assembly; a cap assembly sealing the opening of the can; and an insulation case disposed between the electrode assembly and the cap assembly, the insulation case having an impact... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20100068618 - Method for producing anode can for battery and manganese dry battery using such anode can for battery: A manganese dry battery made from a virtually lead additive-free but highly reliable and practical anode zinc can that has improved process-ability and corrosion resistance.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100068619 - Electrochemical cell with improved internal contact: Electrochemical battery cells with strip-like electrodes and having a pressure contact between a lead from one of the electrodes and a side wall of the cell container. An electrochemical cell having a spiral wound electrode assembly having an internal lead in direct pressure contact with a lithium foil negative electrode... Agent: Michael C. Pophal Eveready Battery Company Inc

20100068620 - Alkaline battery: An alkaline battery includes a positive electrode containing as a positive electrode active material manganese dioxide and nickel oxyhydroxide, and when the manganese dioxide is heated, a weight reduction percentage of the manganese dioxide at a temperature within a range of 100° C. or more and 400° C. or less... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100068621 - Nanotube wiring: This invention concerns a novel method for surface derivatization of electrode materials for Li-ion batteries. The derivatization is based on adsorption of a composite assembly consisting of amphiphilic redox active molecule attached to single walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT). Its role consists in the enhancement of electronic conductivity of electrode materials,... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100068622 - Electrode binder compositions and electrodes for lithium ion batteries and electric double layer capacitors: An electrode binder composition comprising at least one metal chelate compound and at least one fluoropolymer. The binder composition used in a battery electrode improves the cohesion of the powdered active electrode material as well as the adhesion strength between the active material layer and the metallic current collector. The... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center

20100068623 - Porous battery electrode for a rechargeable battery and method of making the electrode: A porous battery electrode for a rechargeable battery includes a monolithic porous structure having a porosity in the range of from about 74% to about 99% and comprising a conductive material. An active material layer is deposited on the monolithic porous structure. The pores of the monolithic porous structure have... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100068624 - Nickel hydroxide, method for producing positive electrode active material for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, electrode for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A positive electrode active material for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, including a lithium nickel composite oxide, is produced by baking a nickel hydroxide having a mean primary particle size of 1 to 5 μm and a DBP absorption amount of 10 to 30 mL/100 g and a lithium compound... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100068625 - Novel titanium oxide, method for manufacturing the same, and lithium secondary battery using the same as active material: The present invention relates to a novel compound characterized by having a one-dimensional tunnel structure and being represented by the chemical formula H2Ti12O25, a method for manufacturing the same, and a lithium secondary battery containing, as a constituent thereof, an electrode produced by using the novel titanium oxide as an... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100068626 - Negative electrode material for lithium rechargeable battery: A negative electrode material for lithium secondary batteries includes carbon microspheres having an arithmetic mean particle diameter do measured using an electron microscope of 150 to 1000 nm, a volatile content Vm of 5.0% or less, a ratio ΔDst/Dst (where, Dst indicates the Stokes mode diameter Dst measured using a... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20100068627 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and method for fabricating the same ( as amended: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes: a positive electrode 4 including a positive electrode current collector and a positive electrode mixture layer containing a positive electrode active material and a binder, the positive electrode mixture layer being provided on the positive electrode current collector; a negative electrode 5; a porous... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100068628 - All solid-state polymer battery: An all solid-state polymer battery uses: 1) a lithium based negative electrode active material including crystal grains and crystal grain boundaries, wherein at least part of the crystal grain boundaries are exposed on a surface of the lithium-based negative electrode active material, and the area of the exposed surface of... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100068629 - Alkali metal seawater battery: A galvanic cell is disclosed. Generally, the cell includes an alkali metal anode, which electrochemcially oxidizes to release alkali metal ions, and a cathode, which is configured to be exposed to an electrolyte solution. A water-impermeable, alkali-ion-conductive ceramic membrane separates the anode from the cathode. Moreover, an alkali-ion-permeable anode current... Agent: Ceramatec, Inc.

  
03/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20100062288 - System for generation of useful electrical energy from isotopic electron emission: Beta and alpha-ray particles emitted by radio-isotopic by-products of nuclear fission, such as nickel 63, are used as a power source at the cathode of a microwave generating magnetron. Such particles include high speed, high energy electrons having a large EMF associated therewith. In the magnetron, a radial electrical vector,... Agent: Melvin K. Silverman And Assocs PC

20100062289 - Apparatus and method for managing fluids in a fuel cell stack: A plurality of flow field plate assemblies forms a fuel cell stack. Each flow field plate assembly has a first flow field plate positionable on an anode side of a membrane electrode assembly (MEA) of a first fuel cell, a second flow field plate positionable on a cathode side of... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100062290 - Method for testing the impermeability of a fuel cell stack: The invention relates to a method for testing the leak-tightness of a fuel cell stack comprising the steps of operating the fuel cell stack using defined gas supply rates, a defined modification of at least one gas supply rate, detecting at least one cell or cell group voltage and analysing... Agent: Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery

20100062291 - Fuel cell system and fuel supply method thereof: A stable fuel supply system in a fuel cell system produces heat and electricity by combining hydrogen modified from a major raw material selected from various hydrogen compounds, with oxygen existing in air. A fuel supply device and a fuel supply method in a fuel cell system, which automate a... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100062292 - Fuel cell system and method for operating the same: The present invention relates to a fuel cell system and a method for operating the same. The method of the present invention includes: igniting a fuel by an ignition element to generate flames to allow the fuel to carry out an exothermic combustion reaction in a burner, and introducing a... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100062293 - Internal reforming alcohol high temperature pem fuel cell: This invention refers to an Internal Reforming Alcohol Fuel Cell (IRAFC) using polymer electrolyte membranes (PEMs), which are functional at 190-220° C. and alcohol fuel reforming catalysts for the production of CO-free hydrogen in the temperature range of high temperature PEM fuel cell. The fuel cell comprises: an anode; a... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (baltimore) Attn: Patent Docket Clerk

20100062298 - Fuel cell and method of operating the same: The present invention provides a fuel cell system including a first insulated enclosure enclosing a first interior space maintained at a temperature greater than ambient, a plurality of fuel cells maintained at an elevated temperature so as to maximize efficiency of an electrical current generating reaction, and a second insulated... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20100062295 - Fuel cell system and air supply method thereof: A stable air supply system in a fuel cell system produces heat and electricity by combining hydrogen modified from a major raw material selected from various hydrogen compounds, with oxygen existing in air. An air supply device and an air supply method in a fuel cell system, automate a lamda... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100062294 - Hygrogen generator and fuel cell system: A hydrogen generator (1) includes: a reformer which generates a hydrogen-containing gas from a raw material and steam; a combustor (4) which heats the reformer; an evaporator (2) which generates the steam by utilizing heat of a combustion gas after the reformer is heated by the combustion gas; and a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100062297 - Insulating device and tensioning device for a high temperature fuel cell system component: The invention relates to a device comprising a thermally insulating receptacle and, arranged in the receptacle, at least one high-temperature fuel cell system component enclosed by at least one insulating layer of a first material, a clamping means acting on the insulating layer. In accordance with the invention it is... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100062296 - Method and device for ammonia storage and delivery using in situ re-saturation of a delivery unit: Disclosed is a method for storing and delivering ammonia, wherein a first ammonia adsorbing/absorbing material having a higher vapor pressure at a given temperature than a second ammonia adsorbing/absorbing material is used as an ammonia source for said second ammonia adsorbing/absorbing material when said second adsorbing/absorbing material is depleted of... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20100062299 - Evaporator and fuel reformer having the same: An evaporator and a fuel reformer having the same. The evaporator includes a wall arrangement having a circumferential wall and a bottom wall, the circumferential wall and the bottom wall defining (or surrounding) an evaporation chamber; an inlet provided at one side of the evaporation chamber; an outlet formed in... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100062300 - Fuel cell power generation system: A fuel cell power generation system is disclosed. The fuel cell power generation system in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes: a stack, which produces electrical energy by reacting hydrogen with oxygen and in which the hydrogen is supplied as fuel and the oxygen is in the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100062301 - System having high-temperature fuel cells: System having a plurality of high-temperature fuel cells connected in series for generating at least electrical energy, in particular having solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), which system comprises: -an air source for air, -a fuel source for a fuel, for example natural gas, -at least a first and a second... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20100062307 - Direct oxidation fuel cell: A direct oxidation fuel cell includes at least one unit cell. The unit cell includes: a membrane electrode assembly including an anode, a cathode, and an electrolyte membrane sandwiched therebetween; an anode-side separator having a fuel flow channel for supplying a fuel to the anode; and a cathode-side separator having... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100062305 - Electrode catalyst layer for fuel cell and method of producing the same: An electrode catalyst layer for a fuel cell includes a first region and a second region more highly water repellent than the first region. The amount of catalyst per unit area in the first region is smaller than the amount of catalyst per unit area in the second region. The... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100062309 - Fuel cell and method for manufacturing the same: A fuel cell is provided with a membrane-electrode assembly 15 in which catalyst layers 15b as a pair of electrodes are bonded to both the surfaces of an electrolyte membrane 15a, and diffusion layers 16 arranged on both the surfaces of this membrane-electrode assembly 15. The membrane-electrode assembly 15 and... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100062310 - Fuel cells: A cartridge includes a first housing, a second housing within the first housing, and a colorant. The first housing has an interior surface and an exterior surface, and the second housing contains an alcohol fuel or a hydrocarbon fuel and has an interior surface and an exterior surface. The colorant... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100062308 - Membrane electrode assembly, manufacturing method thereof and fuel cell: This invention provides a manufacturing method of an MEA in which electrode catalyst layers adhere sufficiently to a polymer electrolyte membrane and the fringe area of the polymer electrolyte membrane has no large waviness to cause a gas seal problem when used in a fuel cell. The method includes preparing... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20100062304 - Membrane membrane-reinforcement-member assembly, membrane catalyst-layer assembly, membrane electrode assembly and polymer electrolyte fuel cell: A membrane membrane-reinforcement-member assembly, membrane catalyst-layer assembly, membrane electrode assembly, and polymer electrolyte fuel cell are provided, which are so configured as to ensure sufficient durability and a cost reduction in unit cells and be suited for mass production. To this end, a membrane membrane-reinforcement-member assembly (20) of a membrane... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100062302 - Metal support and solid oxide fuel cell including the same: Disclosed are a metal support for a solid oxide fuel cell and the solid oxide fuel cell including the metal support. The metal support is coupled to a separator of the solid oxide fuel cell by welding and supports one surface of a unit cell comprising a fuel electrode, an... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100062303 - Metal-supported solid oxide fuel cell and manufacturing method thereof: Disclosed are a metal-supported solid oxide fuel cell and a method for manufacturing the metal-supported solid oxide fuel cell. The method includes: fixedly joining a metal support to one surface of a unit cell including a fuel electrode, an air electrode and an electrolyte layer interposed between the fuel and... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100062306 - Polymer electrolyte fuel cell, membrane electrode assembly and manufacturing method thereof: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing an MEA with high production efficiency. It is a feature of the present invention that the method for manufacturing an MEA includes coating a first catalyst ink on a substrate to form a coated layer of the first catalyst ink, removing the... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20100062313 - Anion exchange membranes: A method for preparing an anion exchange membrane suitable for use in an alkaline fuel cell and particularly in a direct borohydride fuel cell, involves radiation grafting a hydrocarbon polymer film with a monomer and adding a quaternising agent. The degree of grafting is improved by mixing the monomer with... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP

20100062314 - Durable fuel cell: Fuel cell membrane electrode assemblies and fuel cell polymer electrolyte membranes are provided comprising manganese oxides which demonstrate increased durability. Methods of making same are provided.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100062311 - Membrane-electrode assembly for solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell: e

20100062312 - Thin solid oxide cell: The present invention relates to a thin and in principle unsupported solid oxide cell, comprising at least a porous anode layer, an electrolyte layer and a porous cathode layer, wherein the anode layer and the cathode layer comprise an electrolyte material, at least one metal and a catalyst material, and... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100062318 - Fuel cell: Hydrogen supplied from an introduction port (22) is diffused in a first space (15), which is a first buffer section. Thereafter, it is sent to a first space (15), which is a second buffer section, through a communication port (23), and is radially diffused in the first space (15) so... Agent: Bruce L Adams Adams & Wilks

20100062316 - Fuel cell and method of manufacturing the same: A method of manufacturing a fuel cell comprising a first step of forming at least a recess on one side of a strengthening frame with a half etching treatment, a second step of jointing a hydrogen permeable membrane to the one side of the strengthening frame with a cladding; and... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100062319 - Fuel cell system and fuel cell hybrid vehicle: A fuel cell system having a hydrogen supply path for supplying a hydrogen gas to a fuel cell, an injector which is provided in the hydrogen supply path and which regulates the pressure of the gas on the upstream side of the hydrogen supply path to inject the pressure-regulated hydrogen... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100062317 - Metal substrate for fuel cells: The present invention discloses a fuel cell, oxygen generator or high temperature electrolyser comprising a metallic substrate comprising: (i) at least one porous region comprising a plurality of pores in said metallic substrate, where the porosity varies in at least one direction substantially coincident with the path or paths of... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100062315 - Methanol fuel cell cartridge: The present invention provides a cartridge for a methanol fuel cell at low cost, which does not show deterioration in electric power generation performance, can be operated for a prolonged period of time, and can be reduced in size and weight. In the present invention, the cartridge for a methanol... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20100062320 - Subgasket window edge design relief: A unitized electrode assembly for a fuel cell comprising an electrolyte membrane and a subgasket. The subgasket maximizing an operating life of the electrolyte membrane, militating against adverse effects of membrane expansion during use of the fuel cell and membrane shearing under unitized electrode assembly compression.... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20100062321 - Cooling apparatus and vehicle: A cooling apparatus includes a case which houses a power storage unit, a heat transfer member which can contact with the case, and a driving mechanism which relatively moves the case and the heat transfer member and operates between a first state in which the case and the heat transfer... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100062322 - Electricity storage device: An electricity storage device has an electricity storage unit and a case that contains the electricity storage unit and a coolant for cooling the electricity storage unit. The case includes guide portions on an inner wall surface above the electricity storage unit, each of the guide portions having an oblique... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100062323 - Battery cover mechanism: A battery cover mechanism used in a portable electronic device includes a housing, a releasing assembly and a battery cover. The housing has an assembling surface, an accommodating portion disposed on the assembling surface and at least one latching slot disposed thereon. The battery cover defines a notch therethrough and... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100062324 - Battery receiving mechanism: In a battery receiving mechanism in which one end of a casing for receiving a battery has an opening section for exposing an electrode of a battery and this opening section is opened and closed by a cover, the cover is divided to an outer section and an inner section... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100062326 - Adapter for a power tool battery pack: An adapter includes an insertion part that is inserted into a body of a power tool and has terminals for electrically connecting with the power tool; a pair of rails for guiding insertion of a battery pack in a direction substantially orthogonal to the insertion direction of the insertion part;... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100062325 - Battery holder: A battery holder (10) is provided. The battery holder (10) includes a body member (11) defining a battery receiving space (113), a latching member (13) fixed to the body member (11) and a battery (12) received in the battery receiving space (113). The latching member (13) includes a latching portion... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100062327 - Non-toxic alkaline electrolyte with additives for rechargeable zinc cells: An electrolyte composition for zinc-based electrochemical cells that contains KOH and potassium acetate (KAcet) and/or soluble salts of cesium. The electrolyte significantly eliminates shape change and dendrite growth while retaining high ionic conductivity. Anticorrosion compounds such as soluble indium compounds may be included alone or in combination with auxiliary anticorrosion... Agent: Williamson Intellectual Property Law, LLC

20100062328 - Power storage apparatus and cooling system: To provide a power storage apparatus which can achieve improved heat radiation of a power storage unit, a power storage apparatus has a power storage unit including an electrode element placed with an electrolyte layer, and a case housing the power storage unit and a cooling fluid which is used... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100062329 - Interconnection washer assembly for a battery assembly: A storage battery assembly for vehicles includes a plurality of battery cells. Each battery cell includes a closed housing and at least one terminal extending from the housing. Conductive bars are mounted on dedicated terminals. The conductive bars electrically connect the battery cells. At least one circuit board comprises electronic... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100062330 - Portable power and control pack: A portable power and control pack includes an enclosure having a top surface and a lateral surface formed respectively with openings. The enclosure has a frontal surface provided with at least one connecting element. An electric power device and a controller electrically connected thereto are disposed in the enclosure. The... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100062331 - Energy storage device and system: An energy storage device includes a cathodic material having a support structure. The energy storage device has an initial state and a subsequent state. The support structure includes only alpha brass in the initial state, and includes both alpha brass and gamma brass in the subsequent state. An energy storage... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100062332 - Lithium ion secondary battery: A lithium ion secondary battery shows excellent charge/discharge properties and also excellent storage properties. The lithium ion secondary battery includes an aprotic electrolyte containing a sulfonate ester having at least two sulfonyl groups and graphite as principal component of negative electrode active substance layers, the density of the negative electrode... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100062333 - Plastics electrode material and secondary cell using the material: A plastics electrode material includes a mixture having a nitrogen-containing conductive polymer and a conductive carbon material mixed with the polymer. The polymer is polyquinoline, polyphenylquinoxaline, polycarbazole, polypyridine, polypyrrole, polyaniline or polyindole. The conductive carbon material is 1% to 40% by weight of the mixture. The mixture is activated by... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100062334 - Composition and energy storage device: A composition includes a cathodic material comprising a support structure. The support structure includes copper and zinc, and has less than 1 weight percent of aluminum, tin, or aluminum and tin. An energy storage device includes a cathodic material having a support structure.... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100062335 - Bipolar battery: Bipolar plates for a lead acid battery and bipolar plate stack assembly comprising such plates is described. In another aspect, the subject matter describes, a lead acid battery comprising such bipolar plate stack assembly.... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20100062336 - Plasticized electrode for an alkaline battery: An electrode comprising a metallic conductive support and a paste comprising an electrochemically active substance and a binder; the binder comprising at least one ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer in a proportion by weight of at least approximately 0.25% relative to the weight of said paste, the binder comprising neither polystyrene nor... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100062337 - 3v class spinel complex oxides as cathode active materials for lithium secondary batteries, method for preparing the same by carbonate coprecipitation, and lithium secondary batteries using the same: Disclosed herein is a 3V class spinel oxide with improved high-rate characteristics which has the composition Li1+x[MyMn(2−y)]O4−zSz (0≦x≦0.1, 0.01≦y≦0.5, 0.01≦z≦0.5, and M is Mn, Ni or Mg). Further disclosed is a method for preparing the 3V class spinel oxide by carbonate coprecipitation of starting materials, addition of sulfur, followed by... Agent: Tutunjian + Bitetto, P.C.

20100062338 - Nanostructured anode for high capacity rechargeable batteries: Nanostructured anodes for high capacity rechargeable batteries are provided according to various aspects of the disclosure. The nanostructure anodes may comprise silicon nanoparticles for the active material of the anodes to increase the storage capacity of the batteries. The silicon nanoparticles are able to move relative to one another to... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100062339 - Cathode materials for lithium batteries: Described are cathode materials for lithium batteries. Better cathode materials may be produced by mixing at least two compounds and a binder additive. The first compound includes one or more salts of lithium metal phosphorous while the second compound includes one or more lithium transition metal oxides. In other instances,... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing

20100062340 - Negative electrode for nonaqueous secondary battery: A negative electrode 10 for nonaqueous secondary batteries has an active material layer 12 containing active material particles 12a and having a metallic material 13 having low capability of forming a lithium compound deposited between the particles 12a by electroplating. The surface of the active material layer 12 is coated... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100062341 - Rechargeable electro chemical battery cell: The invention relates to a rechargeable electrochemical battery cell having a negative electrode, an electrolyte, and a positive electrode. The negative electrode comprises an electronically conductive substrate (12) at which an active metal (24) of the negative electrode is deposited by electrolysis during the charging of the cell. A porous... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

20100062342 - Polymer membrane utilized as a separator in rechargeable zinc cells: A separator for zinc electrode-based cells that is effective in preventing dendrite growth in a zinc rechargeable cell is prepared as A standalone membrane, or as a composite membrane by impregnating the membrane into a nonwoven fabric. Interpenetrating polymer networks are employed by combining two different polymers. The two polymers... Agent: Williamson Intellectual Property Law, LLC

20100062343 - Rechargeable battery and method for fabricating the same: An inorganic solid electrolytic rechargeable battery having positive and negative electrodes and an inorganic electrolyte interposed therebetween is provided. The positive and negative electrodes each contain an active material layer and a current collector layer. The positive electrode collector layer or the negative electrode collector layer is a conductive metal... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100062344 - Non-aqueous electrolytic solution: wherein X1 to X4 are the same or different and each is —H, —F, —CF3, —CHF2, —CH2F, —CF2CF3, —CH2CF3 or —CH2OCH2CF2CF3; at least one of X1 to X4 is —F, —CF3, —CF2CF3, —CH2CF3 or —CH2OCH2CF2CF3, and the non-aqueous electrolytic solution has further excellent noncombustibility and is suitable for lithium secondary... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100062345 - Non-aqueous electrolyte for battery and non-aqueous electrolyte battery comprising the same: e

20100062346 - Novel electrolyte for lithium ion batteries: A non-aqueous electrolyte usable in rechargeable lithium-ion batteries including a solution of LiPF6/carbonate based electrolytes with low concentrations of LiFOP such that the thermal stability is increased compared to a standard lithium battery. A method of making lithium tetrafluorophospahte (LiF4C2O4, LiFOP) including, reacting PF5 with lithium oxalate, recrystallizing DMC/dichloromethane from... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP

20100062347 - Rechargeable zinc cell with longitudinally-folded separator: A rechargeable zinc cell with a longitudinally-folded separator comprising a zinc negative electrode, a positive electrode, an electrolyte and a separator. The separator comprises at least two wicking layers with a microporous layer in the center thereof, and the separator is folded longitudinally to wrap around a long edge of... Agent: Williamson Intellectual Property Law, LLC

  
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20100055506 - Newly discovered bacterium in the family acetobacteraceae: Provided is an isolated novel Gram-negative bacterium, wherein the bacterium is an aerobic, facultative methylotroph that produces colonies that are yellow pigmented, wherein the bacterium can use methanol as a sole carbon source and can oxidize glucose and ethanol into acid. Also provided are novel purified polypeptides and isolated nucleic... Agent: National Institute Of Health C/o Ballard Spahr LLP

20100055507 - High-density 3-dimensional structure: A 3-D structure formed in a recess of a substrate delimited by walls, including a large number of rectangle parallelepipedic blades extending from the bottom of the recess to the substrate surface while being oriented perpendicularly to one another and formed in a pattern covering the whole surface of the... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Inc. C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100055512 - Energy storage system: A closed loop energy storage system configured with a hydrogen tank, an oxygen tank, a fuel cell stack and an electrolyzer. A heat exchanger freeze-dries the hydrogen and oxygen prior to their storage in their respective tanks. The heat exchanger also uses excess fuel cell heat to preheat streams of... Agent: The Law Office Of John A. Griecci

20100055511 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system calculates amount of fluid discharged from a fuel gas circulation path with water and fuel gas in accordance with an ordinary process map if inside an anode is not scavenged when a fuel cell stops electrochemical reaction; measures amount of water remaining in a fuel gas... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100055508 - Fuel cell systems with water recovery from fuel cell effluent: Fuel cell systems that use a desiccant to recover water from fuel cell effluent. In some embodiments, the fuel cell system may include one or more fuel cells configured to generate electrical output from a supplied fuel and an oxidant while emitting effluent. The fuel cell system also may include... Agent: Dascenzo Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

20100055509 - Inorganic salt mixtures as electrolyte media in fuel cells: Fuel cell designs and techniques for converting chemical energy into electrical energy uses a fuel cell are disclosed. The designs and techniques include an anode to receive fuel, a cathode to receive oxygen, and an electrolyte chamber in the fuel cell, including an electrolyte medium, where the electrolyte medium includes... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC

20100055514 - Method and apparatus for improving the performance of a fuel cell electric power system: Current pulsing improves the performance of fuel cells in a fuel cell stack based power system. Voltage clamping limits the voltage peaks that occur after a current pulse. In a hybrid power system, an electric storage device supplies the loads during current pulsing. The electric storage device may sink current... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100055510 - Polymer electrolyte fuel cell: A polymer electrolyte fuel cell includes a power generation part as an electrolyte membrane-electrode assembly formed of a solid polymer electrolyte membrane, a fuel electrode arranged in contact with one side of the solid polymer electrolyte membrane and an oxygen electrode arranged in contact with the other side of the... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100055513 - System and method for electrochemical energy conversion and storage: An electrochemical energy conversion and storage system comprises an electrochemical energy conversion device, in fluid communication with a source of an organic liquid carrier of hydrogen and an oxidant, for receiving, catalyzing and electrochemically oxidizing at least a portion of the hydrogen to generate electricity, a hydrogen depleted liquid, and... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100055515 - Fuel supply control method and system for fuel cells: An embodiment of the invention provides a fuel supply control system to control a fuel cell system to work in a predetermined temperature range by controlling a fuel supply rate. The fuel supply control system includes a fuel supply controller and a fuel supply device. The fuel supply controller calculates... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20100055519 - pre-reformer: A pre-reformer (10) comprises a non-electrically conducting gas tight duct (12) and an electrically conducting wire (14) arranged in the duct (12). The electrically conducting wire (14) is electrically isolated from the duct (12). The duct (12) has an inlet (16) for receiving a hydrocarbon fuel at a first end... Agent: Manelli Denison & Selter

20100055518 - Hydrogen-producing assemblies, fuel cell systems including the same, methods of producing hydrogen gas, and methods of powering an energy-consuming device: Hydrogen-producing assemblies, fuel cell systems including the same, methods of producing hydrogen gas, and methods of powering an energy-consuming device. Hydrogen-producing assemblies may include a monolithic body that defines at least a reforming conduit, in which a feed stream is catalyzed into a reformate gas stream containing hydrogen gas, and... Agent: Dascenzo Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

20100055517 - Methods and systems of producing hydrogen and oxygen for power generation, and power source: Methods and systems of providing a source of hydrogen and oxygen with high volumetric energy density, as well as a power systems useful in non-air breathing engines such as those in, for example, submersible vehicles, is disclosed. A hydride reactor may be utilized in forming hydrogen from a metal hydride... Agent: Traskbritt, P.C./ Alliant Tech Systems

20100055516 - Nickel substrates: A method of providing a porous surface on a nickel substrate comprising treating the substrate with a flowing stream of gas comprising ammonia or hydrazine at a temperature of at least 4000 C, the resultant porous surface comprising pores which are substantially all interconnected and have access to the surface.... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20100055520 - Solid oxide fuel cell tube with internal fuel processing: A solid oxide fuel cell comprises a tube forming an anode, electrolyte and cathode, and a catalytic substrate is positioned within the tube. Such solid oxide fuel cells are highly compact and lightweight, and can be used in portable applications.... Agent: Adaptive Materials Inc.

20100055521 - Fuel cell system: To provide a fuel cell system that can both improve power generation efficiency of a fuel cell and maintain durability of the fuel cell. A fuel cell system performs control such that when a power requirement for the fuel cell is lower than a predetermined value, a supply of a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100055522 - Fuel cell system: When a power generation instruction value for a fuel cell is reduced during warm-up of the fuel cell by a low power generation efficiency operation as compared to a normal operation and when supply of a reactant gas to the fuel cell cannot be controlled so as to follow the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100055523 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system draining water in a air-and-water separator includes: a fuel cell stack; a hydrogen-circulating line; an air-and-water separator; a drain unit including a drain valve for draining the water stored in the air-and-water separator; a drain-control unit for controlling the drain unit; a determining unit for determining... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100055524 - Fuel cell: According to one embodiment, fuel cell includes an anode, into which an aqueous methanol solution is introduced as fuel, includes a current collector and a catalyst layer formed on the current collector, a cathode, into which an oxidizing agent is introduced, includes a current collector and a catalyst layer formed... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100055526 - Fuel cell and method for manufacturing fuel cell: The present invention relates to a fuel cell that uses alcohol as a fuel and including an electrolyte, and an anode (20) and a cathode (30) that are disposed across the electrolyte (10). The anode of the fuel cell contains a first particle (24, 26) that catalyzes the degradation of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100055528 - Fuel cell system: Disclosed is a fuel cell system. The fuel cell system in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes a membrane electrode assembly including a fuel electrode, an air electrode, and an electrolyte layer interposed between the fuel electrode and the air electrode; a separator including a channel that... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100055532 - Gas diffusion layer, fuel cell and method for fabricating fuel cell: According to an aspect of the invention, there is provided, a gas diffusion layer, including, base materials integrated being including in the gas diffusion layer configured in an air electrode, wettability of a surface of each base material changing in an integrated direction.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100055530 - Polymer electrolyte fuel cell: Each of collectors 22 of an electrode structure 20, which partially constitutes a polymer electrolyte fuel cell, is formed from a metal lath MR having a large number of through-holes. A stopping portion 22a in which the through-holes are reduced in diameter is formed at a peripheral end portion of... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100055525 - Solid electrolyte fuel cell stack: A solid electrolyte fuel cell comprises a solid electrolyte body having a fuel electrode contacting a fuel gas and an air electrode contacting air. A plurality of the solid electrolyte fuel cells are stacked to form a solid electrolyte fuel cell stack, in which the stacked body of the solid... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100055531 - Solid oxide fuel cell, and assembling method of the same: A reduction process is performed to each fuel electrode layer by supplying a reduction gas into each fuel channel 22 in the state in which a perimetric portion of a sheet body 11 is held to be sealed by perimetric portions of an upper support member 122 and a lower... Agent: Burr & Brown

20100055527 - Solid polymer fuel cell: A solid polymer fuel cell that utilizes liquid fuel such as methanol should prevent generated water from residing in a ventilation port close to an anode, to thereby suppress degradation of a MEA. The fuel cell includes an anode, an anode-side collecting electrode, a sealing material located along a perimeter... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100055529 - Wettability ink, process and carbon composite articles made therewith: The wettability of a porous carbon composite article used in a fuel cell is enhanced by a process of impregnating the composite article with a suspension of a wettability enhancing material that contains a thermally activated gelling material such as a methylcellulose gel which is activated at a temperature substantially... Agent: M P Williams

20100055533 - Barrier coatings for interconnects; related devices, and methods of forming: A method of preparing a solid oxide fuel cell is described herein, as well as the fuel cell itself. The method comprises forming a cathode layer comprising a strontium composition on a ceramic electrolyte layer; and forming a barrier layer between the cathode layer and an overlying interconnect structure comprising... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100055534 - Electrolyte membrane, methods of manufacture thereof and articles comprising the same: Disclosed herein is a method of forming an electrolyte membrane comprising forming a mixture; the mixture comprising a polyhydroxy compound, an aromatic polyhalide compound and an alkali metal hydroxide; disposing the mixture on a porous substrate; reacting the mixture to form a crosslinked proton conductor; and sulfonating the proton conductor.... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100055535 - Electrolyte membrane, methods of manufacture thereof and articles comprising the same: Disclosed herein is a method of forming an electrolyte membrane comprising forming a mixture; the mixture comprising a polyhydroxy compound, an aromatic polyhalide compound and an alkali metal hydroxide; disposing the mixture on a porous substrate; reacting the mixture to form a proton conductor; and crosslinking the proton conductor to... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100055536 - Method for producing a polymer electrolyte membrane: The invention provides a method for producing a polymer electrolyte membrane including (A) a membrane formation step of forming a membrane-form product of an ionic group-containing polymer electrolyte on a support, (B) an acid treatment step of exchanging the ionic group into an acid type by bringing the membrane into... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100055541 - Fuel cell assembly having long life characteristics: An example fuel cell assembly includes a separator plate. Non-porous and hydrophobic flow field layers are associated with the separator plate. An electrolyte retaining matrix comprises silicon carbide powder and has a mean particle size of about 3 microns and a thickness of about 0.05 mm Hydrophilic substrates are associated... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.

20100055538 - Fuel cell flow field having metal bipolar plates: A bipolar plate (30, 30′) for use in a fuel cell (12, 14) includes a first metal layer (40a) having a first corrosion potential and a second metal layer (40b) that tends to grow an oxide layer (42, 42′) during operation of the fuel cell (12, 14). The second metal... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.

20100055539 - Fuel cell separator and method for producing the same: A separator for a fuel cell according to the present invention includes: a base 1 containing 70 mass % or more of Al; an underlying layer 2 being formed on the base and containing Ti; an intermediate layer 3 being formed on the underlying layer and containing TiNx or TiOy;... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20100055540 - Fuel cell stack: In a power generation unit of a fuel cell stack, bosses of a first metal separator and bosses of a second metal separator are provided to sandwich a first membrane electrode assembly at first sandwiching positions on both sides of the first membrane electrode assembly, oppositely to each other in... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100055537 - Nanoporous polymer film for efficient membrane separator in direct methanol fuel cell: The fuel cells disclosed herein include a nanoporous membrane. The nanoporous membrane includes at least one block copolymer and has pores that are sized and configured to restrict the flow of methanol, while allowing hydronium ion (i.e., hydrogen ion) to flow therethrough.... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100055542 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell is provided which can enhance the CO resistance to thereby improve the voltage characteristics thereof. A fuel cell includes an electrolyte layer, a first electrode provided on one surface of the electrolyte layer, and a second electrode provided on the other surface of the electrolyte layer. In... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100055543 - Battery management system and driving method thereof: A battery management system (BMS) includes at least one sub-BMS and a main BMS. The at least one sub-BMS measures information about a battery, and generates an activation signal according to operating state. The main BMS receives the activation signal and determines the operating state of the at least two... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100055544 - Replaceable and versatile hermetical lead-acid rechargeable cell: A replaceable and versatile hermetical lead-acid cell comprises a top cover and a casing. The top cover has a cap disposed at its top portion. The top cover and casing are sealed together by resin sealable glue filled therebetween. Plural electrode plates, between which dilute sulfuric acid is filled, are... Agent: Scihead Intellectual Property Law Group, Ltd

20100055545 - Venting mechanisms for battery cells: r

20100055546 - Multiple battery system: A multiple battery system for supplying electrical energy to an electrical system is provided having a battery housing with a positive terminal and a negative terminal, the positive terminal and the negative terminal being coupleable to the electrical system. A main battery having a main positive output and a main... Agent: Tangent Law Group

20100055547 - Power storage device: A power supply device in which a plurality of power supplying bodies are stacked is provided with a plurality of holes that extend from one end side to the other end side in the stacking direction of the power supply device and through which coolant flows. The power supply device... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100055548 - Secondary battery with a spirally-rolled electrode group: An electrode group E in which a positive electrode 1 and a negative electrode 2 are spirally-rolled interposing a separator 3 is contained in a bottomed cylindrical can 4. A metal exposure portion 1a provided on an end surface of the positive electrode 1 of the electrode group E or... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100055549 - Intrinsically safe battery pack and system: A battery pack system may include a battery pack and a battery pack holder. The battery pack holder receives the battery pack and couples a battery pack terminal to a load associated with the battery pack holder. The battery pack includes an operation handle external to a battery pack housing.... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20100055551 - Battery cover latch mechanism and portable electronic device using same: A battery cover latch mechanism used to releasably latching a battery cover to a housing, the battery cover latch mechanism includes a button comprising latching part, an assembly portion disposed on the housing, the assembly portion defining a latching groove and a buttonhole for receiving the button therein, a clasp... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100055552 - Battery cover structure: A battery cover structure includes a cover, a main housing, a supporting member and two connecting members. One end of the cover is rotatably attached to the main housing. The main housing defines a recess. The supporting member is received in the recess of the main housing, with one end... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100055550 - Battery packaging system: A battery holder assembly (219) includes a cavity structure (CS), a screw plate (SP), a spring electrical contact (SEC), an insulator cup (IC), and a pin (402). CS (392) defines a cavity (210) in a chassis panel (CP) of an electronic device (ED). SP (320) snugly fits within an opening... Agent: Harris Corporation C/o Darby & Darby PC

20100055553 - Battery cooling device, battery attached with cooling device, and vehicle: Provided are a battery cooling device utilizing intake air or exhaust gas of an engine, a battery having a cooling device attached to it, and a vehicle mounted with the battery cooling device and an engine. The battery cooling device has a battery housing chamber capable of housing a battery... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100055554 - Positive electrode active material powder and positive electrode active material: The present invention provides a powder for a positive electrode active material containing particles containing two or more elements selected from transition metal elements and in the cumulative particle size distribution on the basis of volume of the particles composing the powder, the particle diameter (D50) observed from the finer... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100055555 - Insulating plate of nonaqueous electrolyte secondary cell, nonaqueous electrolyte secondary cell, and method for producing insulating plate of nonaqueous electrolyte secondary cell: An insulating plate of a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary cell is interposed between a cell element and a cover member in a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary cell including the cell element formed by stacking cathodes and anodes through separators, a cell can including a can body which houses the cell element and... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100055556 - Monoblock lithium ion battery: The present invention describes a monoblock for a plurality of lithium ion cells. The monoblock includes a case having a base and a cover dimensioned and configured to the base. The case includes a chamber that includes cell compartments for lithium cells. Each lithium cell is disposed in a leaf... Agent: Design Ip, P.C.

20100055557 - Improved battery: The present invention provides battery cell having low resistance internal connections and compact, low volume terminal connections in order to maximize power-producing volume. The battery of the present invention may be created using a novel fold geometry to fold electrode tabs into compact, low profile tabs having a low total... Agent: Design Ip, P.C.

20100055559 - Battery and method for producing same: A battery includes a base member and a plurality of films arranged adjacent to each other on a same surface of the base member, at least a part of one of the films being overlapped with an adjacent one of the films.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100055558 - Linthium secondary battery improved safety and capacity: Disclosed herein is a secondary battery having an electrode assembly constructed in a structure in which a plurality of electrodes are stacked, while separators are disposed respectively between the electrodes, and electrode taps of the electrodes are connected with each other, the electrode assembly being mounted in a battery case,... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100055560 - Secondary battery: Disclosed is a secondary battery that can improve coupling strength between a bare cell and a protection circuit module by combining a projected portion of a bare cell with a hole of a lead plate, and to simplify manufacturing process by removing welding process.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100055561 - Negative electrode can for battery and manganese dry battery utilizing the same: A virtually lead additive-free but highly reliable and practical anode zinc can for a battery with improved process-ability and corrosion resistance. A manganese dry battery comprising such a zinc can. A manufacturing method for making the zinc can and a battery.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100055565 - Electrode manufacturing method and electrode: An electrode manufacturing method which can form a flat short-circuit prevention coating film (solid polyelectrolyte layer) having a uniform thickness and prevent short circuits from occurring in an electrochemical device is provided. The electrode manufacturing method comprises a first step of applying an active material layer coating material containing an... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100055562 - Nanowire layer adhesion on a substrate: Techniques for forming nanowire layers on a substrate are provided.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100055563 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, negative electrode, negative electrode material, and preparation of si-o-al composite: An Si—O—Al composite comprising silicon, silicon oxide, and aluminum oxide exhibits a powder XRD spectrum in which the intensity of a signal of silicon at 28.3° is 1-9 times the intensity of a signal near 21°. A negative electrode material comprising the Si—O—Al composite is used to construct a non-aqueous... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100055564 - Porous protective film layer-provided electrode, non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and method for manufacturing porous protective film layer-provided electrode: A porous protective film layer-provided electrode includes: an electrode is provided and having a collector and an electrode mixture layer disposed on the surface of the collector, the mixture layer containing an electrode active material and a first resin; and a porous protective film layer disposed on the surface of... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100055566 - Active element and battery as well as method for the production thereof: The present invention relates to an active element for a battery whose material contains copper oxyphosphate and an additive improving the conductivity. The proportion of the additive improving the conductivity in the material is between 3 and 7 wt. %, preferably between approximately 3 wt. % and approximately 5 wt.... Agent: Dalina Law Group, P.C.

20100055567 - Positive electrode active material, positive electrode using the same and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A positive electrode active material includes: a particle containing a positive electrode material capable of intercalating and deintercalating an electrode reactant; and a film provided in at least a part of the particle and having a peak of C2H5S+, C3H7S+ or C4H9S+ obtained by cation analysis by time of flight... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100055568 - Transition metal oxides/multi-walled carbon nanotube nanocomposite and method for manufacturing the same: Therefore, a process of preparing a nanocomposite herein is simple and can be easily applied to a large-scale production, while enabling the manufacture of uniform-sized nanocomposites even at a relatively low temperature. Thus prepared nanocomposite can be applied to an electrochemical device such as a lithium secondary battery and a... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP

20100055569 - Electrode including current collector with nano-scale coating and method of making the same: Current collectors and methods are provided that relate to electrodes that are useful in lithium polymer electrochemical cells. The provided current collectors include a metallic substrate, a substantially uniform nano-scale carbon coating, and an active electrode material. The coating has a maximum thickness of less than about 200 nanometers.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100055570 - Biobattery with nanocrystalline material anode: A bioelectric battery used to power an implantable device comprises an anode electrode and a cathode electrode separated by an insulating member. The anode is formed from a nanocrystalline or ultra fine grain sized magnesium alloy. The magnesium alloy can be formed by subjecting a starting magnesium alloy to one... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20100055571 - Current collector for the anode of a primary lithium electrochemical generator: b

20100055572 - Electrochemical energy storage device with high capacity and high power using conductive polymer composite: Disclosed are composite particles comprising: (a) conductive polymer particles; and (b) conductive inorganic nanoparticles having a higher conductivity as compared to the conductive polymer, wherein the conductive inorganic nanoparticles are distributed onto the surface of the conductive polymer particles and/or inside the conductive polymer particles. An electrode comprising the composite... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100055573 - Thin film buried anode battery: A reverse configuration, lithium thin film battery (300) having a buried lithium anode layer (305) and process for making the same. The present invention is formed from a precursor composite structure (200) made by depositing electrolyte layer (204) onto substrate (201), followed by sequential depositions of cathode layer (203) and... Agent: Paul J White, Patent Counsel National Renewable Energy Laboratory (nrel)

20100055574 - Lithium cell with cathode containing metal doped iron sulfide: A primary cell having an anode comprising lithium and a cathode comprising a metal doped iron sulfide and carbon particles. A cathode slurry is prepared comprising the metal doped iron sulfide powder, carbon, binder, and a liquid solvent. The mixture is coated onto a conductive substrate and solvent evaporated leaving... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100055575 - Lithium secondary battery of electrolyte containing ammonium compounds: Disclosed is a lithium secondary battery using a cathode containing a lithium-containing transition metal oxide and an anode containing graphitized carbon, characterized in that an ammonium compound capable of providing ammonium ions is added to a non-aqueous electrolyte. Therefore, the present invention provides a lithium secondary battery having improved high-temperature... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100055576 - Tert-butylphenyl sulfonate compound, nonaqueous electrolyte solution for lithium secondary battery using the same, and lithium secondary battery using the same: The disclosed subject matter relate to a di-tert-butylphenyl alkylsulfonate compound, tert-butylphenyl alkylsulfonate compound, di-tert-butylphenyl arylsulfonate compound or tert-butylphenyl arylsulfonate compound useful as an intermediate raw material of a pharmaceutical, agricultural chemical, electronic material or polymer material and the like, or as a battery material, and also provides a nonaqueous electrolytic... Agent: Cermak Kenealy Vaidya & Nakajima LLP

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