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Chemistry: electrical current producing apparatus, product, and process May archived by USPTO category 05/10

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05/27/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20100129687 - Circuit board for secondary battery and secondary battery with the circuit board: A secondary battery and to a circuit board for the secondary battery. The circuit board having a structure for enhancing the safety of a secondary battery, and a secondary battery with the same. The circuit board for a secondary battery includes an insulation layer, a terminal pad layer formed on... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20100129688 - Methods of operating fuel cell stacks and systems related thereto: Methods and systems for operating a fuel cell stack having a fuel exhaust stream and a vessel downstream of the fuel cell stack fluidly connected to the fuel exhaust stream are provided. In one embodiment, the method comprises displacing substantially all residual gas in the vessel by providing at least... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100129689 - System and method for activating fuel cell: A system for activating a fuel cell includes a flow meter for measuring the amount of water discharged from an outlet of the air electrode and an outlet of the fuel electrode; a pressure sensor for measuring the pressure at the respective outlets; and a back pressure regulator receiving flow... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100129690 - Vehicular power source unit: Provided is a vehicular power source unit having an external electric power supply controlling element (94) configured to control the operation of a heater (16) and a recharger (22) operated by an electric power supplied from a commercial power source (70) via an external power source connector (25) according to... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20100129691 - Enhanced product gas and power evolution from carbonaceous materials via gasification: Provided are devices and related methods for enhanced gasification of carbonaceous material in which supplemental carbon dioxide is introduced to the gasifier. The gasified carbonaceous material can then be used as a syngas or further processed into hydrocarbon form. The hydrocarbon can then be used in a fuel cell to... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100129692 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes an idle stop unit, a discharger, a power-generation-state memory, and an initial-current-value setter. The idle stop unit is configured to stop a supply of the reactant gas to a fuel cell. The discharger is configured to allow the fuel cell to generate the electric power... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20100129693 - Coating process for production of fuel cell components: A method of making a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) includes providing a solid oxide electrolyte and depositing at least one electrode on the electrolyte by PVD, such as sputtering. A method of making an interconnect for a fuel cell stack includes providing an electrically conductive interconnect, and depositing a... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100129694 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell is formed by sandwiching a membrane electrode assembly between a first separator and a second separator. A fuel gas flow field is formed in the second separator. An inlet buffer is connected to the inlet of the fuel gas flow field, and an outlet buffer is connected... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100129696 - Gas diffusion layer for fuel cell vehicle with improved operational stability: For this purpose, the present invention provides a gas diffusion layer for a fuel cell vehicle with improved operational stability, the gas diffusion layer being formed with a dual layer structure including a microporous layer and a macroporous substrate, the macroporous substrate being formed of a material selected from the... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100129695 - Molding material for fuel cell separator: The present invention relates to a molding material for a fuel cell separator including a graphite complex having a mixture of expandable graphite and non-expandable graphite; at least one of the conductive fillers selected from the group consisting of carbon black, carbon fiber and carbon nanotube; and at least one... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP

20100129697 - Stainless stell separator for fuel cell and the manufacturing method thereof: A method for surface treatment of a stainless steel separator for a fuel cell comprises preparing a stainless steel sheet containing nickel, chrome and iron, and having a passive film on a surface of the stainless steel sheet, and dipping the stainless steel sheet into a mixed etching solution of... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100129698 - Electrode catalyst for fuel cell: An electrode catalyst for fuel cell, containing a multinuclear complex, in which the multinuclear complex contains 2 to 4 transition metal atoms coordinated with a ligand having 5 to 15 coordination atoms in its molecule; and an electrode catalyst for fuel cell, comprising a mononuclear metal complex containing, as a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100129699 - Separation of electrolytes: Methods and articles relating to separation of electrolyte compositions within lithium batteries are provided. The lithium batteries described herein may include an anode having lithium as the active anode species and a cathode having sulfur as the active cathode species. Suitable electrolytes for the lithium batteries can comprise a heterogeneous... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100129700 - Integrated circuit and battery pack using the same: An integrated circuit includes: a voltage detection means for detecting a voltage to be applied between the positive electrode and the negative electrode of one or a plurality of secondary batteries; a power supply means for generating a predetermined voltage; an input terminal to which a voltage value according to... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100129701 - Battery packs: One aspect according to the present invention includes a battery pack having a battery pack body. The battery pack body includes a finger engaging portion engageable with a finger or fingers of an operator in a removing direction of the battery pack body from a power tool.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100129702 - Flexible battery restraint for electronic devices: A battery restraint apparatus for electronic devices includes a flexible, resilient substrate having opposite, elongated end portions. An elongated aperture is formed in the substrate adjacent each end portion. The substrate has elastic memory that allows it to be flexed and bent and to thereafter resiliently recover to its original... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20100129703 - Module for an electric energy storage assembly: The invention relates to a module including a housing (10) in which are provided at least two electric energy storage assemblies (20) connected by connection means (30) and at least one management electronic board (40) for managing the charging and discharging of the energy storage means (20), wherein the different... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100129705 - Accumulator: An accumulator comprises at least one galvanic cell and a receiving device for supporting the galvanic cell(s) of the accumulator. The receiving device comprises at least one protecting wall for receiving energy by means of elastic and/or plastic deformation. The protecting wall encases the at least one galvanic cell at... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100129706 - Device with at least one accumulator cell: In the case of a device with at least one accumulator cell having at least one electrode assembly which is disposed in an elastic sheath, the accumulator cell is equipped with an apparatus having at least two retaining elements, which are connected to each other. The accumulator cell is then... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100129707 - Electrochemical cell: An electrochemical cell has a first metal case, a second metal case and a gasket. The first metal case has a first disk portion and a first wall. The second metal case has a second disk portion and a second wall. The gasket is interposed between the first metal case... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20100129704 - Silicon negative electrode, lithium ion battery, method of preparing the same: A silicon negative electrode comprises a current collector coated with a negative electrode material. The negative electrode material comprises a silicon negative active material and a binder. The binder comprises a first polymer, a second polymer, and a third polymer. The first polymer comprises a fluorine-containing monomer. The second polymer... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100129708 - Non-aqueous electrolyte battery wherein a battery case and a terminal are connected through resistance: A non-aqueous electrolyte battery comprising: a battery case containing aluminum; a positive electrode terminal attached to the battery case; and a negative electrode terminal attached to the battery case and insulated from the battery case, wherein the positive electrode terminal and the battery case are connected through a resistor having... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100129709 - Battery: A battery (100) includes a terminal fixing portion (40) projecting outwardly from a lid body (14), and an outer cover member (60) covering the terminal fixing portion (40). The terminal fixing portion (40) includes a hole (42) into which an electrode terminal (30) is inserted. The outer cover member (60)... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100129710 - Lithographically printed cells: There are disclosed cells (100, 200, 300, 444) which include one or more layers formed by a lithographic printing process. The layers may be formed by offset lithographic printing. In one embodiment, a cathode substrate (110) is coated with a silver current collector layer (115) and a graphite layer (120).... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100129711 - Negative electrode for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, method for producing the same, and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: The negative electrode of this invention includes: a current collector having depressions and protrusions on a surface in the thickness direction thereof; and a negative electrode active material layer that includes a plurality of columns containing a negative electrode active material that absorbs and releases lithium ions, the columns being... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100129713 - Carbon-coated fluoride-based nanomaterials for anode applications: Electrodes for use in electrochemical cells are provided. The electrode may include a plurality of fluoride-based nanomaterials including calcium or magnesium, wherein a carbon-based film is deposited onto at least some of the nanomaterials. Electrochemical cells comprising the electrodes of the invention are also provided; the electrodes of the invention... Agent: Greenlee Winner And Sullivan P C

20100129712 - Energy storage devices: e

20100129714 - Lithium secondary battery: It is an object of the present invention to provide a lithium secondary battery capable of suppressing the elution of Mn, the lithium secondary batteries being excellent in the cycle life and having a high energy density. A positive electrode material for the lithium secondary battery has a cubic spinel... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100129715 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A positive electrode active material is made of sodium containing oxide. The sodium containing oxide contains NaALiBMO2±α that belongs to a space group P63/mmc of a hexagonal system, where the M includes at least one of manganese (Mn) and cobalt (Co). In the NaALiBMO2±α, the composition ratio A of sodium... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

20100129716 - Mercury-free alkaline dry battery: The mercury-free alkaline battery includes a positive electrode material mixture pellet 3 and a gelled negative electrode 6. The gelled negative electrode 6 is formed by mixing and dispersing zinc alloy particles, as a negative electrode active material, in a gelled alkaline electrolyte (i.e., a dispersion medium). An anionic surfactant... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100129717 - Microbattery on a substrate with monolithic packaging: The microbattery comprises a first current collector and a second current collector arranged on a substrate, and a stack comprising two electrodes separated by an electrolytic film. Each electrode is connected to a corresponding collector, one of the electrodes being a lithium-based anode. The stack is covered by a packaging... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100129718 - Negative electrode for lithium secondary battery, lithium secondary battery comprising the same, and method for producing negative electrode for lithium secondary battery: A current collector 1 and a plurality of active material complexes 10 disposed on the current collector 1 and extending in a protruding direction from current collector 1 are included. Each active material complex 10 includes an active material member 2 made of a substance which occludes and releases lithium,... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100129719 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A negative electrode mixture is provided and includes: a negative electrode active material containing a carbon based material; a binder containing at least a polyacrylonitrile based resin; and a polymer capable of suppressing an intermolecular interaction between cyano groups and imparting a steric hindrance.... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100129720 - Polyolefin microporous membrane: Provided are a polyolefin microporous membrane having a thickness of from 1 to 100 μm, a pore diameter of from 0.01 to 1 μm, and protrusions having a height of from 0.5 to 30 μm formed by embossing on at least one of the surfaces of the membrane; a production... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100129721 - Electrolyte formulations for wide temperature lithium ion batteries: A non-aqueous rechargeable electrochemical cell includes an electrolyte composition produced through the dissolution of a thermally stable lithium salt in a lactone solvent. The resulting cell has stable performance in a wide temperature range between −40° C. and 80° C. The resulting cell operates across this wide temperature range with... Agent: U S Army Research Laboratory Attn: Rdrl-loc-i

20100129722 - Oxynitride sputtering target: A cathode sputtering target includes: between 30 and 40 atomic % of a metal, between 2 and 10 atomic % of nitrogen, and between 35 and 50 atomic % of oxygen. The remainder up to 100% is constituted by at least one element selected from the group that comprises phosphorous... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

20100129723 - Non-aqueous electrolyte for primary battery, and non-aqueous electrolyte primary battery using the same: It is an object to provide a non-aqueous electrolyte for use in a primary battery, which is advantageous in that the primary battery using the non-aqueous electrolyte suffers less lowering of voltage during the high-rate discharge and can work stably. Disclosed are a non-aqueous electrolyte for use in a primary... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100129724 - Rechargeable battery with negative lithium electrode: There is disclosed rechargeable cell or battery comprising a negative electrode, a separator, a positive electrode and non-aqueous electrolyte. The negative electrode comprises at least one or more of metallic lithium, a lithium alloy or a material (compound) capable of intercalating lithium ions. At least the positive electrode and optionally... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100129725 - Fuel cell bipolar plate with integrated sealing and fuel cell comprising such plates: The invention relates to a fuel cell bipolar plate (22) comprising at least one ridge (47, 23a, 33a, 40a, 27a, 35a, 41a, 23a) on at least one of the faces (51) thereof, such as seal at least one fluid circuit in the cell from among the oxidant, fuel and coolant... Agent: Nicolas E. Seckel Patent Attorney

20100129726 - Non-lead glass: Non-lead glass comprising, as represented by mol % based on the following oxides, from 35 to 41.5% of SiO2, from 8 to 25% of MgO, more than 27 to 35% of CaO, from 0 to 2% of SrO, from 0 to 4% of BaO, from 5 to 15% of ZnO... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100129727 - Solid oxide fuel cell component and a method of manufacturing a solid oxide fuel cell component: A solid oxide fuel cell component (12) comprises a plurality of solid oxide fuel cells (24) arranged in spaced apart relationship, and in electrical series, on a surface of the porous gas permeable support structure (16). Each solid oxide fuel cell (24) comprises a dense gas tight electrolyte member (28),... Agent: Manelii Denison & Selter PLLC

20100129728 - Alloy catalyst for fuel cell cathode: An alloy catalyst for oxygen reduction reaction in a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell, comprising at least Pd, Co, and Au, wherein each content of Pd, Co, and Au satisfies 20 atomic %≦Pd<70 atomic %, 30 atomic %≦Co<70 atomic %, and 0 atomic %<Au≦30 atomic %.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100129729 - Ceosslinked aromatic polymer, polymer electrolyte,catalyst ink, polymer electrolyte membrane, membrane-electrode assembly and fuel cell:

20100129730 - Method for producing membrane electrode assembly, membrane electrode assembly, apparatus for producing membrane electrode assembly, and fuel cell: This invention provides a method for producing a membrane electrode assembly comprising steps of: preparing a precursor of a membrane electrode assembly wherein a catalyst mixture comprising an electrolyte resin and a catalyst-carrying conductor is applied or placed on an electrolyte membrane; and externally exposing the precursor of the membrane... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100129731 - Multi-wire, long-life interconnects for fuel cell stacks: An interconnect assembly for a solid oxide fuel cell includes a porous interconnect comprising a plurality of first wires of a first material and at least one second material combined to form a first portion defining a separator plate contact zone and a second portion defining an electrode contact zone.... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C. (utc)

20100129732 - Electrochemical cell stack assembly: A technique includes providing a loading force member to extend between end plates to compress flow plates of a stack of electrochemical cells together. The technique includes positioning the member in a region of the stack in which a maximum pressure force is exerted due to the operation of the... Agent: Trop, Pruner & Hu, P.C.

20100129733 - Interconnector arrangement and method for producing a contact arrangement for a fuel cell stack: The invention relates to an interconnector arrangement for a fuel cell stack, which arrangement can be brought into electrical contact with at least one membrane electrode assembly of the fuel cell stack. The invention is characterized in that the interconnector arrangement comprises a nickel foam which is interposed between at... Agent: Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery

  
05/20/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20100124674 - Battery pack: A battery pack including a bare cell, a protective circuit module electrically connected to the bare cell, and a case assembly overlying the bare cell and protective circuit module, the case assembly including a cover case and a fixing member; the cover case and the fixing member of the case... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20100124675 - Fuel cell plates produced from layered materials: One exemplary embodiment discloses a bipolar plate assembly including a cathode plate and an anode plate. Each of the cathode plate and the anode plate includes a core material, a first surface material coupled to a first side of the core material, and a second surface material coupled to a... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.

20100124676 - Managing gas bubbles in a liquid flow system: A system and method for managing gas bubbles in a liquid flow system are described. In particular, according to the system and method, novel techniques reduce a volume of cavities in the liquid flow system and limit a cross-sectional area of the liquid flow system to a maximum cross-sectional area... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP

20100124677 - Direct oxidation fuel cell system with uniform vapor delivery of fuel: A fuel cell system which includes a fuel distribution structure that uniformly distributes vaporizing fuel to a fuel cell is provided. As the fuel travels in a flow field channel in the fuel distribution structure, it is substantially converted to a vapor by the heat of the fuel cell operation... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP

20100124678 - Fuel cell feed systems: Fuel feed systems capable of providing substantially consistent flow of fuel to a fuel cell and also capable of tolerating varying pressures from a reservoir (also referred to as fuel supply or fuel cell cartridge) and the fuel cell while maintaining substantially consistent control flow to the fuel cell are... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP

20100124680 - Fuel cell system operated with liquid gas: A fuel cell system comprises at least one fuel cell with a high-temperature polymer electrolyte membrane. The fuel cell is supplied with liquefied petroleum gas from a supply of liquefied petroleum gas. The liquefied petroleum gas can be directly fed into an anode reaction chamber of the fuel cell without... Agent: D. Peter Hochberg Co. L.p.a.

20100124679 - Method for increasing the durability of direct oxidation fuel cells: Methods for increasing the durability of direct oxidation fuel cells are disclosed. In one instance, the method for increasing durability of a vapor fed direct oxidation fuel cell includes reducing fluctuations in output power, provided by the vapor fed direct oxidation fuel cell, to a load. The reduction of the... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP

20100124681 - Fuel cell system comprising fuel cell stack, and method for producing fuel cell stack: The fuel cell system of the present invention includes: (A) a fuel cell stack including at least one unit fuel cell including a cathode, an anode, and a polymer electrolyte membrane interposed therebetween; (B) a detecting device for detecting lack of humidification in the fuel cell stack; (C) a water... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100124682 - Fuel cell system: Fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell for outputting, via a pair of terminals, electric energy produced through reaction between oxygen contained in air supplied to an air electrode and hydrogen contained in fuel gas supplied to a fuel electrode; a subsidiary power supply device for supplying electric power to... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100124683 - Heat spreader assembly for use with a direct oxidation fuel cell: A heat spreader assembly that provides electrical, thermal and structural functions to the fuel cell. The heat spreader assembly comprises two bulk composite material layers, and a heat spreader element. The heat spreader element includes a copper layer sandwiched between two stainless steel layers. The stainless steel layers are bonded... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP

20100124684 - Heating device of metallic interconnect for solid oxide fuel cell and coating method of the interconnect using the same: Disclosed is a method for heating a metallic interconnect for a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) to 150˜300° C., which can minimize the thermal shock by reducing a temperature difference between the metallic interconnect and a coating material during a thermal plasma coating process on the metallic interconnect for the... Agent: Law Office Of Delio & Peterson, LLC.

20100124685 - Integrated solid oxide fuel cell and fuel processor: A fuel cell unit includes a plurality of angularly spaced fuel cell stacks arranged to form a ring-shaped structure about a central axis, each of the fuel cell stacks having a stacking direction extending parallel to the central axis. The fuel cell unit also includes an annular cathode feed manifold... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20100124686 - Method of manufacturing a membrane electrode assembly, membrane electrode assembly and fuel cell: The present invention provides an MEA which improves water retention properties of an electrode catalyst layer without inhibiting diffusion of a reaction gas and drainage of water produced by an electrode reaction etc. One aspect of the present invention is a manufacturing method of an MEA which includes coating and... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20100124687 - Fluid manager having fluid injection primer for a fluid consuming battery: A fluid consuming battery is provided that includes a fluid (e.g. air) manager for supplying fluid to the battery. The fluid manager includes a housing member defining a plenum in fluid communication with a fluid consuming electrode of a fluid consuming battery cell. The fluid manager also includes a fluid... Agent: Michael C. Pophal Eveready Battery Company Inc

20100124688 - Regulator valve for a fluid consuming battery: A regulator is provided for supplying fluid, e.g., air, to a fluid consuming battery. The regulator includes a valve housing adapted to be in fluid communication with a fluid consuming electrode of a fluid consuming battery cell. The valve housing has an opening. The regulator also includes a valve member... Agent: Michael C. Pophal Eveready Battery Company Inc

20100124689 - System to reservoir connector: A system-to-reservoir connector is disclosed in which a system-side-sub-connector and a reservoir-side-sub-connector provide for a fluid connection that is resilient to external forces, is substantially leak-proof upon insertion and retraction, and is orientation independent.... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP

20100124690 - Fuel cell fluid flow plate with shell passageway piece: A fluid cell fluid flow plate comprises: a fluid flow plate, having one face being a fluid flow face for receiving a reactive fluid and the other face being a non-active surface, provided with a first manifold, a second manifold, and a flow channel disposed on the fluid flow face;... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100124691 - Method and apparatus for rejuvenation of degraded pouch-type lithium ion battery cells: One embodiment includes a method including use of a manifold connected to one or more pouches for rejuvenating failed or degraded pouch-type lithium-ions batteries.... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.

20100124692 - Battery pack and hand-held power tool: The present invention relates to a battery pack (10) having a housing (11) in which battery cells (12) are arranged and having electric contact elements (18) that are arranged on the housing (11). The battery pack also has a gas reservoir (15) and an output port (19) for gas that... Agent: Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC

20100124693 - Secondary battery pack: A secondary battery pack includes a plurality of cells each comprising a positive electrode terminal and a negative electrode terminal and arranged side by side, a battery management circuit board configured to monitor a voltage of the cells, and a plurality of bus-bars electrically connecting the electrode terminals of the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100124694 - Nonaqueous electrolyte battery, cutter and method of manufacturing electrode: A nonaqueous electrolyte battery includes a case, an electrode group, positive electrode tabs and negative electrode tabs. The electrode group comprises a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a separator. The positive electrode, the negative electrode and the separator are spirally coiled in a flat form. The positive electrode tabs... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100124695 - Battery assembly for portable electronic device: A battery cover assembly is using for accommodating a battery therein. The battery cover assembly comprises a housing, a battery cover, and a elastic member. The housing has a depressed portion, a space and a latching trough defined therein. The depressed portion is configured for accommodating the battery therein. The... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100124696 - Battery cover mechanism: A battery cover mechanism for a portable electronic device, includes a housing having sliding grooves defined at each side thereof, a cover forming rail sections at the to sides thereof to correspondingly engage with the sliding grooves, and an elastic module. The elastic module connects to the housing and the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100124697 - Battery cover mechanism: A battery cover mechanism includes a housing and a cover engageable with the housing, the housing has two sliding grooves defined at two sides thereof and a plurality of latching holes at an end thereof. The cover forms rails at the two sides thereof to engage with the sliding grooves... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100124698 - Battery cover assembly for portable electronic device: A battery cover assembly comprises a housing, a battery cover, a magnetic element and iron core. The battery cover has a first surface facing the housing. The battery cover has a plurality of latching portions protruding from the first surface and located adjacent to one side thereof. The magnetic element... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100124699 - Battery cover latching mechanism: A battery cover latching mechanism is provided. The battery cover latching mechanism includes a body member defining a battery receiving space, a battery cover, and the button member. The battery cover is placed above the body member to cover the battery receiving space. The battery cover defines a latching slot.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100124700 - Electrode and separator material for lithium-ion cells and methods of preparing the same: A negative electrode for an electrochemical device comprises an active layer which forms a porous outer surface, the outer surface of the active layer being at least partially coated with nanoparticles, and/or an active layer which is at least partially covered by a porous functional layer at least an outer... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100124701 - Lithium-ion secondary battery separator and lithium-ion secondary battery: A lithium-ion secondary battery separator having a porous structure formed by laminating a second polymer layer, a first polymer layer, and a second polymer layer in sequence. The second polymer layer has a melting point higher than that of the first polymer layer. The second polymer layer has a higher... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100124702 - High energy composite cathodes for lithium ion batteries: A battery cathode includes carbon particulates, micron-sized particles of vanadium pentoxide modified with poly(pyrrole propanesulphonate), and a polymer binder. The carbon particulates and the micron-sized particles of vanadium pentoxide modified with poly(pyrrole propanesulphonate) are disposed within the polymer binder.... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20100124703 - Cathode active material, cathode, and nonaqueous secondary battery: b

20100124704 - Method for making active material and electrode, active material, electrode, and lithium ion secondary battery: The method for making an active material according to the invention comprises a step of contacting an aqueous solution containing a metal-fluoro complex with a carbon material. The active material comprises a carbon material and a metal oxide particle group supported directly on the surface of the carbon material.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100124705 - Fiber-containing polymer film and method of manufacturing same, and electrochemical device and method of manufacturing same: A fiber-containing polymer film contains a host polymer and fibrous substances. The fiber-containing polymer film has an orientation area where the fibrous substances are oriented in a direction substantially parallel to a main surface of the fiber-containing polymer film and in substantially the same direction.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100124706 - Secondary battery and anode: A secondary battery capable of obtaining superior cycle characteristics and superior swollenness characteristics is provided. The secondary battery includes a cathode, an anode, and an electrolytic solution. The electrolytic solution is impregnated in a separator provided between the cathode and the anode. An anode active material layer contains a crystalline... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100124707 - Secondary battery and anode: A secondary battery capable of obtaining superior cycle characteristics and superior swollenness characteristics is provided. The secondary battery includes a cathode and an anode capable of inserting and extracting an electrode reactant; and an electrolyte containing a solvent and an electrolyte salt. The anode has an anode active material layer... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100124708 - Non-aqueous electrolyte and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A non-aqueous electrolyte is provided that includes a non-aqueous solvent and an electrolyte salt, wherein the non-aqueous solvent contains a fluorinated ether (1) represented by the following Formula: HCF2CF2CF2CH2—O—CF2CF2H (1). This non-aqueous electrolyte has good wettability to a polyolefin separator, can provide a battery with excellent load characteristics for a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

  
05/13/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20100119879 - Methods and apparatus for stimulating and managing power from microbial fuel cells: Inventive aspects of the present disclosure generally relates to fuel cells and, in particular, to fuel cells that can use microorganisms (microbes) to oxidize fuel. Certain aspects are directed to fuel cells that operate at relatively elevated temperatures. Such temperatures, for example, can increase the metabolisms of the microorganisms within... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100119880 - Variable-frequency battery revitalizing device: The variable-frequency battery revitalizing device contains a pulse generation circuit, a frequency generation circuit, a voltage detection circuit, and a frequency control circuit. A lead-acid battery to be revitalized is connected to the pulse generation circuit without being taken off duty and provides electricity to the battery revitalizing device. The... Agent: Leong C Lei

20100119881 - Electronic current interrupt device for battery: The present invention provides a protection circuit disposed in a lithium-ion cell for protection of the lithium-ion cell. The protection circuit includes a first protection module, a second protection module, an integrated circuit module, a thermal sensor or thermocouple, a switch, a fuse and/or a resistor.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100119882 - Titanium electrode material: a titanium alloy substrate containing at least one noble metal element selected from platinum group elements, Au and Ag; and a layer of a mixture formed on the titanium alloy substrate, said mixture comprising the noble metal element precipitated from the titanium alloy substrate and titanium oxide, and said layer... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100119887 - Fuel cell system and activation method for fuel cell: A cell unit voltage is controlled such that a hydrogen production reaction is caused to occur in an oxidizer electrode, thereby allowing a current corresponding to a moving amount of protons, which is larger than a diffusion limiting current, to pass through a fuel cell. As a result, regardless of... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100119888 - Fuel cell system and control method thereof: A fuel cell system includes: a power generation stack (1) composed by stacking a plurality of fuel cells (10); and a hydrocarbon-oxidizing device (2) disposed on an upstream side of the power generation stack (1) in a fuel supply passage (8). The hydrocarbon-oxidizing device (2) directly and electrochemically oxidizes hydrocarbons... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100119883 - Fuel cell with transport flow across gap: The present invention relates to a fuel cell with a gap for transport flow of an electrolyte containing charge carrying ions from either a fuel or an oxidizer between anode and a cathode.... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20100119891 - Method for operating fuel cell and fuel cell system: A method for operating a direct methanol fuel cell is provided. The fuel cell includes a fuel cell main body having a fuel electrode and an air electrode disposed in opposing positions on either side of an electrolyte film. In this method, an aqueous methanol solution is supplied directly to... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20100119886 - Method of producing a multilayer barrier structure for a solid oxide fuel cell: The present invention provides a method of producing a multilayer barrier structure in a solid oxide cell stack, comprising the steps of: -providing a metal interconnect; -applying a first metal oxide layer on said metal interconnect; -applying a second metal oxide layer on top of said first metal oxide layer;... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100119892 - Recuperated atmospheric sofc/gas turbine hybrid cycle: A method of operating an atmospheric-pressure solid oxide fuel cell generator (6) in combination with a gas turbine comprising a compressor (1) and expander (2) where an inlet oxidant (20) is passed through the compressor (1) and exits as a first stream (60) and a second stream (62) the first... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100119884 - Robust heating of fuel cells during subfreezing start: The electrical output connections (155, 158) of a fuel cell stack (151) are short circuited (200; 211, 212) during start up from freezing temperatures. Before the stack is short circuited, fuel is provided in excess of stoichiometric amount for a limiting stack current, and oxidant is provided to assure stoichiometric... Agent: M.p. Williams

20100119889 - Solid oxide proton conductor system and method of operating same for enhanced proton transport: A proton conductor system includes a solid oxide having at least one hydrogen vibrational mode defined by a bandwidth and resonance frequency. A light source irradiates the solid oxide with infrared light in a wavelength band having a center frequency matching the resonance frequency.... Agent: William And Mary Technology Transfer Office

20100119890 - Systems and methods for biomethane cleaning and distribution: Systems and methods are disclosed herein which produce renewable energy, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, by transforming biomethane gas into a mobile and renewable energy source. Biomethane gas, in this process, is generated from the anaerobic degradation process that occurs in landfills or other biomethane sources. The biomethane gas, after... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20100119885 - Tailored heat transfer characteristic of fuel cell coolers: The thermal profile of one or more fuel cells (10) cooled by coolant flowing in coolant flow passageways (30, 31, 33, 34, 37-41, 45-50) is tailored by providing selected material (65, 68) adjacent a portion (33b) of the coolant passageway; the selected material has a different thermal transfer characteristic than... Agent: M.p. Williams

20100119893 - Fuel cell system and operation method therefor: An alkaline fuel cell having an electrolyte, and anode and cathode electrodes disposed on two sides of the electrolyte is provided. A fuel cell system has this fuel cell, a discharge passageway that is connected to a discharge opening of the fuel cell and that discharges from the fuel cell... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100119895 - Oxygen recovery system and method for recovering oxygen in an electrochemical cell: An oxygen recovery system configured to recover evolved oxygen from a regenerative electrochemical cell. The electrochemical cell includes an oxygen reduction cathode, a fuel electrode configured to be a fuel anode when the cell is operated to generate electricity and a cathode for reducing fuel thereon when the cell is... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20100119894 - Reformer system, fuel cell system, and their operation method: In fuel cell system 1, at the stop of power generation in fuel cell 3, the amount of a source fuel introduced to a reforming catalyst 2a of a reformer 2 is reduced, but at this time, before the temperature of the reforming catalyst 2a falls to an unreformed gas... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100119896 - Method for producing dihydrogen from hydrogenated silicon: A process for the production of dihydrogen from hydrogenated silicon by bringing the hydrogenated silicon into contact with an alkaline solution. Devices of the fuel cell type using this hydrogen production method are also described.... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100119897 - Hydrogen fuel cell systems: A hydrogen fuel cell system. A gas/water distributor connects to a hydrogen fuel cell module. A hydrogen input pipe connects to the gas/water distributor, inputting hydrogen thereinto. A reservoir receives water. A water input pipe connects the gas/water distributor to the reservoir. A pump is connected to the water input... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20100119898 - Fuel cell system: Provided is a fuel cell system capable of ensuring that the fuel cell system can start next time and preventing scavenging processing from being continued for an unnecessarily long time. An impedance comparator 150 compares an impedance reference value ins stored in a memory 151 with a measured impedance stored... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100119899 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell and a process executing unit. The fuel cell includes a plurality of flow channel-defining members and a plurality of membrane-electrode assemblies. The flow channel-defining member is combined with the membrane-electrode assembly and defines a flow channel for supplying a reactant gas to... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100119900 - Fuel cell output characteristic estimation apparatus and output characteristic estimation method, fuel cell system and vehicle having the same, and fuel cell output control method and data storage medium: An output characteristic of a fuel cell is estimated by detecting an output current of the fuel cell and a voltage between terminals of the fuel cell, and then estimating the output characteristic of the fuel cell on the basis of the detected output current and the detected voltage between... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100119901 - Fuel cell system and mobile body: An object of the present invention is to provide a fuel cell system and a mobile body capable of restraining freeze in an air cleaner. The fuel cell system includes an air cleaner for cleaning the air to be supplied to a fuel cell and a heater for heating the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100119904 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell is provided capable of preventing destabilization of power generation due to heat generated in an electrochemical device portion (membrane-electrode assembly or the like) and preventing decrease of generation efficiency. In a fuel cell having a membrane-electrode assembly which performs power generation by chemical reaction, a membrane-electrode assembly... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100119905 - Fuel cell and separator thereof: A fuel cell includes a plurality of fuel cell units, each fuel cell unit including an electrode assembly formed by disposing electrodes on both sides of an electrolyte, a pair of separators that sandwich the electrode assembly, and gas sealing members that are disposed at an outer peripheral portion of... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100119906 - Fuel cell module: A fuel cell configuration operable to provide a more uniform heat distribution within the fuel cell configuration is disclosed. A reactant gas, liquid or suspended solid (slurry) is circulated through the fuel cell configuration in such a manner that inherently hotter portions of the fuel cell are cooled. The more... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20100119903 - Fuel cell stack with a lightweight construction: The invention relates to a fuel cell stack composed of at least one fuel cell (1) and at least two separator structures (2, 2′). Said separator structures (2, 2′) are open on at least one side towards the exterior in order to allow passive exchange of air. Also, said separator... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20100119902 - Solid electrolyte fuel cell stack: A solid state electrolyte fuel cell stack includes: layered solid state electrolyte fuel cells, each formed by a solid state electrolyte body having a fuel pole in contact with a fuel gas and an air pole in contact with an oxidant gas; and inter-connectors arranged between the solid state electrolyte... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100119907 - Polymer electrolyte fuel cell and method for measuring voltages of cells in polymer electrolyte fuel cell: A polymer electrolyte fuel cell of the present invention includes: plate-shaped cells (10) each having a pair of plate-shaped separators (6a) and (6b) and a membrane-electrode assembly (5) disposed between the separators (6a) and (6b); a cell stack (50) configured by stacking and fastening the cells (10); and a covering... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100119908 - Proton conducting membrane, membrane-electrode assembly, and polymer electrolyte fuel cell: A proton conducting membrane, a membrane-electrode assembly, and a polymer electrolyte fuel cell, which can realize high impact resistance and high polar solvent resistance as well as high proton conductivity, at the same time, can improve adhesion to an electrode, and can improve power generation performance, are provided. A proton... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100119914 - Electrochemical device comprising one or more fuel cells: An electrochemical device comprising one or multiple self-humidifying electrochemical fuel cells, wherein each electrochemical fuel cell comprises a main surface (9) which can be used for an electrochemical reaction and can consume the oxygen contained in the air. A single air flow enters into the fuel cell and is divided... Agent: Peter E. Rosden

20100119916 - Fuel cell housing structure: A fuel cell housing structure includes a fuel cell, an electrically insulated housing and a vent gas port. The electrically insulated housing contains the fuel cell. The housing is arranged to provide a space within the housing surrounding the fuel cell. The vent gas port is provided in the housing.... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20100119909 - Fuel cell interconnect: A fuel cell interconnect includes a first side containing a first plurality of channels and a second side containing a second plurality of channels. The first and second sides are disposed on opposite sides of the interconnect. The first plurality of channels are configured to provide a serpentine fuel flow... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100119910 - Fuel cell stack structure: A fuel cell stack structure includes, for example, a plurality of unit cells each having an aperture formed therethrough. A first fuel cell stack is formed by stacking the plurality of unit cells in a stacking direction and has an internal manifold opening defined by the apertures. A fluid passage... Agent: Young Basile

20100119912 - Fuel cell system: An outlet shutoff valve where pressing surfaces, which press against each other, of a valve member and a valve seat are tilted relative to the vertical direction and where a drive shaft can be driven in a direction tilted relative to the vertical direction. In the outlet shutoff valve, the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100119911 - Liquid electrolyte fuel cell having high permeability wicking to return condensed electrolyte: A liquid electrolyte fuel cell power plant (6) includes a stack (7) of fuel cells (8) demarcated by fluid impermeable separator plates (19, 23) with additional wicking to ensure backflow of condensated electrolyte from a condensation zone (27) back through the active area of the fuel cells. Wicking material (49)... Agent: M P Williams

20100119913 - Metal separator for fuel cell and manufacturing method thereof: A metal separator 1 for a fuel cell according to the invention is a metal separator for a fuel cell manufactured by using a metal substrate 2 with a flat surface, or with concave gas flow paths formed on at least a part of the surface. The metal separator 1... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100119915 - Method for operating fuel cell and fuel cell system: A method for operating a direct methanol fuel cell is provided. The fuel cell includes a fuel cell main body having a fuel electrode and an air electrode disposed in opposing positions on either side of an electrolyte film. In this method, an aqueous methanol solution is supplied directly to... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20100119919 - Electrochemical air breathing voltage supply and power source having in-situ neutral-ph electrolyte: The invention is a metal air fuel cell consisting of a cathode contained in a housing, the housing having an air passage through which air (O2 gas) can pass to the cathode. The air passage is sealed by a gas (i.e. O2) permeable membrane. The fuel cell further includes an... Agent: Elias Borges

20100119917 - Seal compositions, methods, and structures for planar solid oxide fuel cells: A seal composition includes a first alkaline earth metal oxide, a second alkaline earth metal oxide which is different from the first alkaline earth metal oxide, aluminum oxide, and silica in an amount such that molar percent of silica in the composition is at least five molar percent greater than... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100119918 - Sealing structure for fuel cell: An inner sealing member and an outer sealing member are provided in juxtaposition in the outer peripheral portion of a reaction gas manifold. Preferably, the inner sealing member, disposed closest to the reaction gas manifold, is composed of an acid-resistant material, and the outer sealing member is composed of a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100119920 - Cathodes for microbial electrolysis cells and microbial fuel cells: An apparatus is provided according to embodiments of the present invention which includes a reaction chamber having a wall defining an interior of the reaction chamber and an exterior of the reaction chamber; exoelectrogenic bacteria disposed in the interior of the reaction chamber; an aqueous medium having a pH in... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100119921 - Device for supplying power to a motor vehicle: A power supply device for a motor vehicle, in particular a passenger vehicle or a motorcycle, includes a plurality of electrochemical storage cells and/or double-layer capacitors. The electrochemical storage cells and/or double-layer capacitors have a casing surface and, in an axial direction, a base surface and a cover surface which... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100119922 - Expandable battery compartment for handheld electronic devices: In a portable electronic device having a battery compartment and a removeable cover therefor, the battery compartment and cover are configured to accommodate batteries of at least two different sizes.... Agent: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

20100119923 - Battery cover mechanism: A battery cover mechanism for a portable electronic device includes a housing, a door, two first elastic members and a holding unit, the housing defines a cutout, the door slidably engage with the cutout, the cutout is closed by the door with the elastic resisting the door, the door can... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100119924 - Battery latching device for portable electronic device: A battery latching device is using for accommodating a battery and includes a housing, two opposite latching portions, a resisting portion, and a stopping member. The housing has a bottom wall and configured for accommodating the battery therein. The latching portions are formed on the bottom wall of the housing,... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100119925 - Battery cover assembly for portable electronic device: A battery cover assembly using for accommodating a battery therein comprises a battery cover and a housing. The battery cover has a plurality of arcuate elements protruding therefrom. Each arcuate element has a latching portion protruding therefrom. The housing has a plurality of guiding grooves corresponding to the arcuate elements... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100119927 - Battery system: A battery system with at least one cell having an adjacent temperature-equalizing structure that is provided alternately with the cells and is designed for a medium that carries heat and/or cold to pass through. The cells are individual cells (1, 1′, 1″), and the temperature-equalizing structures are conventional corrugated board... Agent: Casella & Hespos

20100119926 - Electric battery comprising a mechanical and thermal conditioning system: An electric battery includes a plurality of electric energy generators and a system for mechanical and thermal conditioning of the elements, which system includes a one-piece structural body in which housings are formed in order to each receive an element, in which the housings have at least one internal area... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C.

20100119929 - Electric battery comprising heat treatment modules coated with a structural matrix: An electric battery has a plurality of elements generating electrical energy. A system for the mechanical and thermal packaging of the elements includes a bed of thermal packaging fluid on which the elements are placed so as to leave a lateral space between the adjacent elements. The packaging system further... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C.

20100119928 - Rechargeable battery and battery module: A rechargeable battery according to the present invention includes an electrode assembly repeating charge and discharge with the movement of ions, a case containing the electrode assembly, and a supporting member surrounding the case and having a plurality of ribs on the outer surface thereof. Further, a battery module according... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100119930 - Alkaline cell with improved separator: An alkaline cell with improved separator. The separator is formed of two sheets. The two sheets are wound into a tube shape and the bottom edge of the wound separator is folded and heat sealed. The facing surfaces of the two sheets forming the separator body are not glued or... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100119931 - Power storage unit: A power storage unit includes a battery module housed in a battery case. The battery module has, as components, a plurality of battery cells stacked and arranged in a direction (direction Y) crossing a transverse direction. Reinforcing members arranged at a predetermined spacing are provided between the battery cells. The... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100119934 - Container for electric energy storage device, and battery and electric double layer capacitor using the same: The invention relates to a container for electric energy storage device excellent in the manufacturing efficiency and easy for surface mounting to an external electric circuit board, and a battery and electric double layer capacitor at high performance using the same. A container for electric energy storage device includes a... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20100119933 - Galvanic cell for an accumulator: The galvanic cell according to the invention comprises at least one current conductor and a casing. Said casing at least partially surrounds said galvanic cell. A contact area is assigned to said casing. The casing is at least partially materially engaged with the current conductor via the contact area. The... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

20100119932 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: An object of the present invention is to provide a high-energy density nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery that controls the rise in temperature during short circuiting. Used is a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery 1, including a battery case 2, and a positive electrode plate 5 having a positive electrode current collector... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100119935 - Cylindrical secondary battery of improved safety: Disclosed herein is a cylindrical secondary battery constructed in a structure in which a crimping region, at which a cap assembly is mounted to the open upper end of a cylindrical container having an electrode assembly mounted therein, is formed at the upper end of the container, wherein the crimping... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100119936 - Nonaqueous electrolyte battery, battery pack and vehicle: A nonaqueous electrolyte battery includes a negative electrode including a current collector and a negative electrode active material having a Li ion insertion potential not lower than 0.4V (vs. Li/Li+). The negative electrode has a porous structure. A pore diameter distribution of the negative electrode as determined by a mercury... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100119937 - Cell stack for a flowing electrolyte battery: A cell stack (700) as provided enables a flowing electrolyte battery to have a reduced size and weight. The cell stack (700) includes a casing having a positive polarity end and a negative polarity end. A plurality of half cells (805) are inside the casing, and each half cell (805)... Agent: NeifeldIPLaw, PC

20100119938 - Battery separator: The present invention is of a battery separator comprising a reaction product of a polymer and a polyvalent metal. The present invention further provides a method of forming a battery separator comprising applying a polymer such as an acrylic polymer such that it reacts with a polyvalent metal in a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100119939 - Negative electrode base member: The present invention aims to realize a battery having high output voltage, high energy density and excellent charge and discharge cycle characteristics through a constitution different from those of conventional batteries. Specifically, one of the following negative electrode base members is used as a negative electrode base member for lithium... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20100119940 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery having a positive electrode, negative electrode, and a separator, wherein at least one of the positive electrode and the negative electrode is formed of: a charge collector having resin as a core, and a metal layer; and an electrode active material on the metal layer, the metal... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100119941 - Electrochemical energy source and electronic device provided with such an electrochemical energy source: Electrochemical energy sources based on solid-state electrolytes are known in the art. These (planar) energy sources, or ‘solid-state batteries’, efficiently convert chemical energy into electrical energy and can be used as the power sources for portable electronics. The invention relates to an improved electrochemical energy source. The invention also relates... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100119942 - Composite compositions, negative electrodes with composite compositions and corresponding batteries: Compositions are described that can provide high energy density active materials for use in negative electrodes of lithium ion batteries. These materials generally comprise silicon and/or tin, and may further comprise carbon and/or zinc as well as other elements in appropriate embodiments. The active materials can have moderate volume changes... Agent: Dardi & Herbert, PLLC

20100119943 - Positive active material composition for rechargeable battery, electrode including the same, and rechargeable battery including the same: A positive active material composition for a rechargeable battery, a positive electrode including the same, and a rechargeable battery including the same, the positive active material composition including a positive active material and a surface-modified metal oxide.... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20100119944 - Anode active material, anode comprising the anode active material, lithium battery comprising the anode, and method of preparing the anode active material: An anode active material including a porous transition metal oxide; an anode including the anode active material; a lithium battery including the anode; and a method of preparing the anode active material.... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100119945 - Positive electrode active material sintered body for battery: The positive electrode active material sintered body for a battery of the present invention is a positive electrode active material sintered body for a battery satisfying the following requirements (I) to (VII): (I) fine particles in a positive electrode active material are sintered to constitute the sintered body; (II) a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100119946 - Composite anode active material for lithium rechargeable battery, method of preparing the same and lithium rechargeable battery using the material: A composite anode active material includes a first intermetallic compound, a second intermetallic compound, a metal that is incapable of alloy formation with lithium, and carbon. In the composite anode active material, an amorphous carbon is present between the first intermetallic compound and the second intermetallic compound, and the metal... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100119947 - Method for forming cathode active material powder for lithium secondary cell, and cathode active material powder for lithium secondary cell prepared using the method: Provided are a method for forming a cathode active material powder for a lithium secondary cell, and a cathode active material powder prepared using the method. According to the method, a coating layer consisting of a combination of a water-soluble polymer and a metal oxide may be formed on the... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20100119948 - Negative electrode for lithium secondary cell, lithium secondary cell using the same, and method for manufacturing negative electrode for lithium secondary cell: A negative electrode for a lithium secondary battery according to the present invention includes a current collector 12, and an active material layer 14 formed on the current collector 12. The active material layer 14 includes a plurality of negative-electrode active material members 16 disposed on the current collector 12.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100119949 - Electrode for secondary battery and production process for the same and secondary battery: It is characterized in possessing an electrode material that has an active-material powder 11, a conductive material 12 being formed of a carbonaceous material, and being adhered to a surface of said active-material powder 11, and fibrous conductive materials 13 being bonded to said conductive material 12. First of all,... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100119950 - Polymer electrolyte, lithium battery comprising the polymer electrolyte, method of preparing the polymer electrolyte, and method of preparing the lithium battery:

20100119951 - Plastic crystal electrolyte with a broad potential window: A solid ionic electrolyte having an organic plastic crystal solvent (e.g. succinonitrile) doped with lithium bioxalato borate salt (LiBOB) may be used in an electrochemical device. Electrochemical devices are disclosed having a cathode, an anode, and a solid ionic electrolyte having a neutral organic plastic crystal solvent doped with LiBOB... Agent: National Research Council Of Canada

20100119952 - Organic electrolytic solution and lithium battery employing the same: In Formula 1: R1, R2, and R3 may be each independently a hydrogen atom, a C1 to C10 alkyl group, a C6 to C10 cycloalkyl group, a C6 to C10 aryl group, a C2 to C10 alkenyl group, or a C2 to C10 alkynyl group; X is C (R2) or... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100119953 - Electrolyte for non-aqueous cell and non-aqueous secondary cell: In a rechargeable non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery using positive electrodes, negative electrodes and a non-aqueous electrolytic solution, additives to the electrolytic solution are used in combination, preferably in combination of at least two compounds selected from o-terphenyl, triphenylene, cyclohexylbenzene and biphenyl, and thus there are provided batteries excellent in safety... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.

20100119954 - Non-aqueous electrolyte solution for secondary battery and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery using the electrolyte solution: A non-aqueous electrolyte for a secondary battery includes a solvent and an electrolyte containing a lithium salt. The solvent contains 4-fluoroethylene carbonate and a chain carboxylic ester represented by the formula R1COOR2, where R1 and R2 are alkyl groups having 3 or less carbon atoms. The amount of the 4-fluoroethylene... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100119955 - Ester compound, and non-aqueous electrolyte solution and lithium secondary battery each using the ester compound: The present invention includes (1) an ester compound having a specific structure, (2) a nonaqueous electrolytic solution for lithium secondary battery comprising an electrolyte dissolved in a nonaqueous solvent and containing an ester compound having a specific structure in an amount of from 0.01 to 10% by weight of the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100119956 - Nonaqueous electrolyte for secondary battery and nonaqueous-electrolyte secondary battery employing the same: An object is to provide a nonaqueous electrolyte and a nonaqueous-electrolyte secondary battery which have excellent discharge load characteristics and are excellent in high-temperature storability, cycle characteristics, high capacity, continuous-charge characteristics, storability, gas evolution inhibition during continuous charge, high-current-density charge/discharge characteristics, discharge load characteristics, etc. The object has been accomplished... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

  
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20100112380 - Electricity generation in single-chamber granular activated carbon microbial fuel cells treating wastewater: An apparatus and method for producing electrical power and treating wastewater is provided. The apparatus and method oxidize bacteria and substrates naturally occurring in wastewater in a chamber, generating electrons which run from an anode to a cathode through an associated circuit. As a result of the oxidation reactions, the... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP Stamford

20100112383 - Diagnostic to determine a valve/line freeze-up or failure in a fuel cell bleed manifold unit: A system and method for determining whether valves in a fuel cell system bleed manifold unit (BMU) are blocked with ice or have otherwise failed. The system opens a first bleed valve, closes a second bleed valve and opens an exhaust valve, and then reads a pressure signal to determine... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20100112381 - Electrochemical actuator: A heat switch system includes a first surface thermally coupled to at least a portion of an associated component requiring temperature control. A second surface is spaced by a gap relative to the first surface. A gas generator is coupled to a first chamber configured to hold a gas generated... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

20100112387 - Fuel cell motor vehicle and control method therefor: In a motor vehicle equipped with a fuel cell (10), inflow of liquid from outside into the fuel cell (10) is restrained. When it is estimated that there is a risk of liquid flowing into the fuel cell (10) from the gas discharge opening (16) via a gas channel, the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100112390 - Fuel cell system and activating completion degree displaying method of the same: The progress of activation of a fuel cell is appropriately transmitted in accordance with the rise of the temperature of the fuel cell, and an estimated time till the completion of the activation is displayed with higher accuracy. To realize this, the current percentage of a fuel cell temperature is... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100112389 - Fuel cell system and warming up completion determining method for the same: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack, a warming up status detector, a warming up completion threshold setter, an informing device, an estimator, and a threshold changer. The warming up status detector is configured to detect a warming up status of the fuel cell stack. The informing device... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20100112388 - Fuel cells: This invention provides a redox fuel cell comprising an anode and a cathode separated by an ion selective polymer electrolyte membrane; means for supplying a fuel to the anode region of the cell; means for supplying an oxidant to the cathode region of the cell; means for providing an electrical... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100112382 - Life extension of pem fuel cell using startup method: A fuel cell system that employs a technique for reducing or significantly eliminating the MEA degradation that occurs as a result of the hydrogen-air front in the anode flow channels at system start-up. After system shut-down, any hydrogen remaining within the anode flow channels will be quickly reacted or diffused.... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20100112385 - Method for remedial action in the event of the failure of the compressor bypass valve in a fuel cell system: A system and method for controlling the speed of a compressor that provides air to the cathode side of a fuel cell stack in the event that a cathode by-pass valve fails. If a by-pass valve failure is detected, a failure algorithm first disengages the normal flow and pressure algorithms... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20100112386 - Method for remedial action in the event of the failure of the primary air flow measurement device in a fuel cell system: A system and method for controlling the speed of a compressor in the event that an airflow meter that measures the airflow from the compressor to the cathode input of the stack fails. When a failure of the airflow meter is detected, an algorithm first deactivates the primary feedback control... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20100112384 - Remedial action to operate a fuel cell system with a failed bleed manifold unit: A system and method for providing an anode exhaust gas bleed in a fuel cell system. The system provides a normal anode side bleed using first and second bleed valves if the first and second bleed valves are not blocked and the temperature of first and second split sub-stacks is... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20100112391 - Counter-flow membraneless fuel cell: A method for generating electrical current using a fuel cell includes flowing a first flow that includes a fuel and an electrolyte through a first channel. The fuel is oxidized at an anode to generate electrons for conduction to a load and oxidation products that remain in the first flow.... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20100112392 - Method for regenerating a reformer: The invention relates to a method for regenerating a reformer fed with a mixture of fuel and an oxidant having a mean air number λ1 in continuous reformer operation, the air number being varied for the purpose of regenerating the reformer. In accordance with the invention it is provided for... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC

20100112397 - Catalyst precursor substance, and catalyst using the same: The present invention provides a catalyst precursor substance containing copper, zinc, and aluminum and exhibiting an X-ray diffraction pattern having a broad peak at a specific interplanar spacing d (Å). The present invention also provides a method for producing the catalyst precursor substance by mixing a solution containing a copper... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100112396 - Field hydrogen generation system: A field hydrogen generation system. Includes a flexible housing transparent to visible light and a photoelectrochemical cell adapted to be received within a volume of the housing. A quantity of feedstock liquid within the housing is in contact with said photoelectrochemical cell. A conduit is in fluid communication between the... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100112395 - Fuel cell system: A casing of a fuel cell system is divided into a module area, a fluid supply area, and an electric parts area. The fluid supply area is provided on a first side surface of the module area, and an electric parts area is provided on a second side surface of... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100112393 - Fuel cells: A redox fuel cell comprising an anode and a cathode separated by an ion selective polymer electrolyte membrane; means for supplying a fuel to the anode region of the cell; means for supplying an oxidant to the cathode region of the cell; means for providing an electrical circuit between the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100112394 - Reaction apparatus, fuel cell system and electronic device: The invention relates to a reaction apparatus having an enhanced connection, and a fuel cell system and an electronic device that include such a reaction apparatus. A reaction apparatus (1) a reformer (4) in which a reforming reaction chamber (31) is formed, a CO remover in which a removing reaction... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20100112399 - Battery: A battery includes a battery can housing an cell that supplies electrical energy at terminals of the cell by an electro-chemical reaction with oxygen, the can including, a first member having at least one hole that is exposed to air; and a second member. The battery also includes a mechanism... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100112400 - Fuel cell supply including information storage device and control system: The present invention is directed to a fuel cell system with various features for optimal operations of an electronic device, a battery charger or a fuel refilling device. The fuel cell system includes an information storage device associated with the fuel supply, pump and/or refilling device. The information storage device... Agent: The H.t. Than Law Group

20100112398 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes: an AC impedance measuring unit which measures an AC impedance of a fuel cell at a scavenging start and measures an AC impedance of the fuel cell when a predetermined time has elapsed from the scavenging start; a scavenging execution time estimation unit which estimates... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100112402 - Fuel cell system: An object of the present invention is to provide a fuel cell system suited for changing a drive operating point of a fuel cell at the time of low-efficiency power generation. The fuel cell system in accordance with the present invention includes a fuel cell which generates electric power by... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100112401 - Fuel cell system, electrode catalyst degradation judgment method, and moving body: Output voltage of a fuel cell 2 is decreased by a converter 51 to conduct an activation treatment to catalyst of the fuel cell 2, while measuring reduction current by a current sensor 2a while scanning output voltage of the fuel cell 2 over a certain range by the converter... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100112404 - Fuel cell system: An object of the present invention is to provide a fuel cell system capable of raising the temperature of a discharge valve and restraining the discharge valve from freezing by a simple structure. The fuel cell system has a circulation system for circulating hydrogen off gas, which is discharged from... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100112403 - Methods and apparatuses for continuous manufacturing of fuel cells: An apparatus and method for substantially continuously manufacturing fuel cells are provided. Each cell generates electrical power from reactions of reactants therein. Each cell comprises component parts assembled and/or laminated together in a stacked configuration. The apparatus includes an assembly zone for receiving rolls of material and/or pre-formed component parts... Agent: Wrb-ip LLP

20100112406 - Ultrasonically enhanced fuel cell systems and methods of use: A fuel cell system comprises at least one fuel source (e.g., methanol or methanol solution) In a storage tank, tubes and/or flow channels that provide the fuel to the fuel cells via tubes and/or flow channels, which are used to connect the different fuel cells and/or supply the fuel to... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100112405 - Using ionomer to militate against membrane buckling in the tenting region: A unitized electrode assembly for a fuel cell comprising an electrolyte membrane, a subgasket, and a sealing bead disposed therebetween is disclosed. The sealing bead adapted to fill a tenting region formed between the membrane and the subgasket to maximize an operating life of the electrolyte membrane by militating against... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20100112408 - Chemical compositions, methods of making the chemical compositions, and structures made from the chemical compositions: Embodiments of the present disclosure include chemical compositions, structures, anodes, cathodes, electrolytes for solid oxide fuel cells, solid oxide fuel cells, fuel cells, fuel cell membranes, separation membranes, catalytic membranes, sensors, coatings for electrolytes, electrodes, membranes, and catalysts, and the like, are disclosed.... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100112407 - Composite material suitable for use as an electrode material in a soc: The present invention relates to composite material suitable for use as an electrode material in a solid oxide cell, said composite material consist of at least two non-miscible mixed ionic and electronic conductors. Further provided is a composite material suitable for use as an electrode material in a solid oxide... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100112409 - Polymer membrane for fuel cell, method of preparing the same, membrane-electrode assembly including the same, and fuel cell system including the same: The present invention relates to a polymer electrolyte membrane for a fuel cell, a method for manufacturing the polymer electrolyte membrane, a membrane-electrode assembly for a fuel cell including the polymer electrolyte membrane, and a fuel cell system including the membrane-electrode assembly. The polymer electrolyte membrane includes a proton-conductive polymer... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20100112410 - Freeze tolerant introduction of h2 to cathode exhaust in a fuel cell system: A technique for reducing the amount of water that accumulates in an anode exhaust gas bleed line in a fuel cell system. The system includes a fuel cell stack, a cathode exhaust line and an anode exhaust line. The anode exhaust gas line is coupled to an anode bleed valve.... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20100112412 - Fuel cell module for vehicles: A fuel cell module for a vehicle, which accommodates a stacked-cell body which is provided with electric output terminals for taking electric power from stacked power generating cells in a metallic casing which has an insulation layer on its inner surface, is disposed in a vehicle front room such that... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100112411 - Fuel cell system: Disclosed is a fuel cell system, including a hydrogen storage container including a tank case having an accommodation space and a hydrogen storage tank provided in the tank case, a fuel cell which receives desorbed hydrogen from the hydrogen storage tank to generate electricity, and a connection duct for supplying... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100112413 - Separator for high-temperature fuel cell: Provided is a high-temperature fuel cell separator. The fuel cell separator includes a fuel gas flow path containing hydrogen, an oxidant gas flow path containing mainly an oxygen component being supplied from an oxygen/nitrogen separator of a system and participating in electrochemical reactions, and a cooling gas flow path containing... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100112414 - Fuel cell, using oxidoreductase type enzymes in the cathodic compartment and possibly in the anodic compartment: A proton exchange membrane fuel cell comprises an cathodic compartment including a cathode, an oxidant consisting of oxygen and at least one enzyme catalyst, an anodic compartment comprising an anode, a fuel and at least one catalyst. The anodic and cathodic compartments are arranged at either end of the membrane.... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100112415 - Acid-base mixture and ion conductor comprising the same: An acid-base mixture composed of a base component and an acid component wherein at least either the base component or the acid component is composed of at least two different compounds is characterized in that at least one base in the base component is represented by the formula (1) below.... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100112417 - Accumulator comprising a plurality of galvanic cells: In accordance with the invention, an accumulator comprises at least two galvanic cells that are electrically connected. The accumulator furthermore comprises a control device and at least one measuring device. The measuring device is suitable to determine at least one reading for at least one first functional parameter of a... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

20100112416 - Automatic testing device and method for computer system: An automatic testing device and method are provided to automatically test a computer system that has an electric component and a battery. First of all, a power control module controls the electricity supplied from the battery to the electric component. Next, when the computer system enters a designated mode, a... Agent: Apex Juris, PLLC

20100112418 - Multicapability printed microactuators (with spiral or ferromagnetic action) and fuel and oxidizer control device group: The invention proposes resealable, electrically responsive, thermally actuated valves in conjunction with a battery of cells, a case containing a battery, or a cell which valves have certain rotational characteristics that preferably operate spirally and away from an initial plane allowing entry of fluid, and then, on inactivation of a... Agent: Brooke Schumm Iii Daneker, Mcintire, Schumm, Prince, Goldstein Et Al

20100112419 - Battery temperature controller for electric vehicle using thermoelectric semiconductor: Disclosed herein is a device for controlling the temperature of batteries for electric vehicles. The device includes a thermoelectric semiconductor unit, a thermoelectric semiconductor unit, a temperature sensor, and a battery controller. The thermoelectric semiconductor unit is configured such that a portion thereof is exposed in a battery tray. The... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman PC

20100112420 - Internal pressure measuring apparatus for secondary battery: An internal pressure measuring apparatus for a secondary battery includes a connection jig configured to be fastened to an electrolyte inlet port of the secondary battery, a pressure gauge displaying a measured internal pressure, and a pipe connecting the connection jig to the pressure gauge and filled with a pressure... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20100112421 - Battery: A battery includes a housing, a cathode and an anode within the housing, and a battery-life indicator including a fragrance that is released to indicate usage of the battery.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100112422 - Battery fastening assembly: A battery fastening assembly for fastening a battery to a housing, includes a receiving portion formed on the housing and a fastening subassembly. The receiving portion defines a receiving slot and a first engaging portion. The battery defines a second engaging portion. At least part of the fastening subassembly is... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100112423 - Battery casing for electrical device: A battery casing used in an electrical device includes a box body, an electric sheet, a resilient electric portion and a switch apparatus. The box body for receiving a battery has a first sidewall and a second sidewall opposite to the first sidewall. The electric sheet mounted on an inner... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100112424 - Battery pack structure: A battery pack structure includes a battery including a plurality of stacked battery cells, a battery casing accommodating the battery, and a restraint band generating a fastening force in a direction of stacking of the battery cells to hold integrally the plurality of battery cells. The restraint band is fixed... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100112425 - Vehicle battery module: The vehicle battery module includes cut rubber tubing attached to tops of voltaic cells. Tabs from the cells pass through seating apertures in a printed circuit board. The rubber tubing atop each cell buffers contact between the circuit board (PCB) and the cell's top edge. Solder joints secure electromechanical connection... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.

20100112426 - Battery cover mechanism: A battery cover mechanism for a portable electronic device includes a housing, a door, two elastic members and a holding unit, the housing defines a cutout, the door slidably engage with the cutout, the cutout is closed by the door with the elastic resisting the door, the door can be... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100112427 - Battery and heat exchanger structure thereof: The object of the invention is to provide a battery which has a simple structure with good durability and can continue a cell reaction smoothly. Two vessels are connected with a hydrophobic ion-permeable separator 21 interposed therebetween. An electrolytic solution comprising, an anode active material is filled in an anode... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100112429 - Electricity storage device: An electricity storage device has: an enclosed container; an electricity storage unit contained in the enclosed container; a coolant, contained in the enclosed container, for cooling the electricity storage unit; and protrusions that extend into the coolant and conduct the heat of the coolant to a top lid of the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100112428 - Power supply apparatus: A power supply apparatus in which an assembled battery and coolant that cools the assembled battery are housed in a battery case is structured such that an endless belt is arranged in the coolant and the coolant is circulated by endlessly rotating the endless belt. The endless belt is arranged... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100112430 - Electrochemical cells employing expandable separators: An electrochemical cell is provided comprising a first electrode and a second electrode. A separator, which includes an expansion joint, surrounds and seals the first electrode. The separator may comprise a first major surface and a second major surface substantially opposite the first major surface, and the expansion joint may... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100112431 - Separators for alkaline electrochemical cells: The present invention relates to a high capacity electrochemical cell having a cathode containing an oxide of copper as an active material, as well as an anode, an electrolyte, and separators for use with the cathodes of the invention in an alkaline electrochemical cell.... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27860) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100112432 - Separator: Provided is a separator made of a laminated porous film in which a heat-resistant layer that comprises a heat-resistant resin and a shut-down layer that comprises a thermoplastic resin are laminated, wherein the heat-resistant layer further comprises two or more fillers, and the value of D2/D1 is 0.15 or less... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100112433 - Battery module: A battery module comprising: a plurality of battery cells of substantially rectangular parallelepiped shape; a first casing having a first holding section 42 that holds one end of the plurality of battery cells; a second casing having a second holding section 52 that holds the other end of the plurality... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100112434 - Cylindrical secondary battery having structure in which electrode assembly is connected with sealing cover via combination of current collector plate and current collector lead: To aim to provide a cylindrical secondary battery comprising a current collector assembly that is inserted between the electrode assembly and the sealing cover, and electrically connects the sealing cover with a core of one of the positive electrode plate and the negative electrode plate, wherein the current collector assembly... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100112435 - Battery pack and motor-driven tool using the same: A battery pack (10) includes a housing (11), a group of cells (12), a board (13), a plurality of second terminals (14), and a cover (15). An opening (16c) is formed in the housing (11). The board (13) has a terminal arranging part (13A). A plurality of the second terminals... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100112436 - Packaged battery, stacked battery assembly, and film-covered battery: The Packaged battery includes film-covered battery 1 including a battery element and exterior films forming a sealed space housing the battery element, and holding member 10 holding film-covered battery 1. The sealed space includes a housing section housing the battery element, and a pocket communicating with the housing section to... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100112437 - Lithium ion secondary battery: A lithium ion secondary battery in the present invention comprises a positive electrode capable of lithium storage and release; a negative electrode capable of lithium storage and release; a nonaqueous electrolytic solution containing a lithium salt; and a separator interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, wherein the... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100112438 - Energy cell package: An energy cell package includes an energy cell, a first metal substrate, a second metal substrate, at least one first jointing component, at least one second jointing component, and an insulating structure. The energy cell has at least one positive contact and at least one negative contact. The first metal... Agent: Brian M. Mcinnis

20100112439 - Treated active material, method for treating thereof, and paste containing the treated active material: At least one organic molecular chain is strongly bonded to a surface of active material. By using a treated active material in which at least one organic molecular chain is strongly bonded to a surface of active material, it is possible to maintain a charge-discharge characteristic of a secondary battery... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100112441 - Binder for secondary battery electrode, secondary battery electrode, and secondary battery:

20100112440 - Lithium and vanadium oxide li1+av3o8 (0,1< a < 0,25), method for the preparation thereof:

20100112442 - Electrode for electrochemical device and electrochemical device using the same: An electrode for an electrochemical device according to the present invention includes a current collector and an active material layer formed on the current collector. The active material layer includes an active material capable of reversibly absorbing and desorbing lithium ions and having a theoretical capacity density of more than... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100112446 - Active electrode material, manufacturing method of same, and lithium-ion battery using that active electrode material: Electrode active material is provided which is mainly an amorphous iron-phosphate complex represented by LixFePyOz, where x and y are values which independently satisfy 2<x≦2.5 and 1.5≦y≦2, respectively, z=(x+5y+valence of iron)/2 to satisfy stoichiometry, and the valence of iron is 2 or 3.... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100112444 - Electrode active material for non-aqueous secondary batteries: An electrode for non-aqueous secondary batteries that is capable of intercalating and de-intercalating an alkali metal, such as lithium, and a non-aqueous secondary battery comprising the electrode are disclosed. The electrode comprises an electrode current collector, and, on the electrode current collector, an electrode active material. The electrode active material... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100112443 - Lithium secondary batteries with positive electrode compositions and their methods of manufacturing: Positive electrodes for secondary batteries formed with a plurality of substantially aligned flakes within a coating. The flakes can be formed from metal oxide materials and have a number average longest dimension of greater than 60 μm. A variety of metal oxide or metal phosphate materials may be selected such... Agent: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

20100112445 - Secondary battery with improved safety: The present invention provides a cathode comprising two or more lithium-containing metal composite oxides, having different potentials versus lithium (Li/Li+) and different impedances, the cathode comprising: (a) a first lithium-containing metal composite oxide; and (b) a second lithium-containing metal composite oxide, which has a high impedance and low potential versus... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100112447 - Positive electrode active material for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and method for producing the same: A positive electrode active material for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery is provided. The positive electrode active material includes a composite oxide containing lithium and metal M other than lithium, and M contains Ni, Mn, and Co. The molar ratio of Ni to the total of Ni, Mn, and Co... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100112448 - Positive electrode active material for lithium secondary battery and method of manufacturing the same: A positive electrode active material includes a layered lithium-manganese oxide represented by the general formula Li2-xMn1-yO3-p, where 0≦x≦2/3, 0≦y≦1/3, and 0≦p≦1, the lithium-manganese oxide having a full width half maximum of a peak of the (001) crystal plane, as determined by an X-ray diffraction analysis, of 0.22° or greater, and... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100112449 - Positive electrode for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: In a positive electrode active material layer, 80% by weight or more of the total amount of a positive electrode active material is in the form of primary particles, and a conductive coating layer is provided on the surfaces of the primary particles. This sufficiently suppresses the collapse of the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100112450 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode containing a positive active material, a negative electrode containing a negative active material and a nonaqueous electrolyte. Characteristically, the positive active material comprises a mixture of a lithium transition metal complex oxide A obtained by incorporating at least Zr and Mg... Agent: Kubovcik & Kubovcik

20100112452 - Battery current collector, method for producing the same, and non-aqueous secondary battery: The invention relates to a battery current collector including a metal foil for carrying at least a positive electrode active material or a negative electrode active material. At least one side of the metal foil has a compressed base plane and non-compressed protrusions arranged at a predetermined interval, and the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100112453 - Electrodes for an electric facility, such as a lithium-ion cell, operating according to galvanic principles, and methods of making the same: A device operating according to galvanic principles, in particular a lithium-ion cell, comprises the following layers, which are arranged one upon the other: a first electrode (32), which is free from imperfections, which comprises at least two assembled portions, which are free from imperfections, a separator layer (50) comprising a... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

20100112451 - Negative electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A negative electrode 100 for a nonaqueous electrolytic secondary cell includes a current collector 1 and a plurality of active material bodies 2 formed on a surface of the current collector 1 at intervals; each active material body 2 contains a material for occluding or releasing lithium; and a plurality... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100112454 - Compliant seal structures for protected active metal anodes: Protected anode architectures have ionically conductive protective membrane architectures that, in conjunction with compliant seal structures and anode backplanes, effectively enclose an active metal anode inside the interior of an anode compartment. This enclosure prevents the active metal from deleterious reaction with the environment external to the anode compartment, which... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20100112455 - Solvents and novel electrolytic compositions having a large range of stability and high conductivity: The present invention is concerned with novel polar solvents and novel electrolytic compositions comprising such solvents, and having a high range of stability, as required for applications in the field of electrochemistry. The present solvents have a highly polar amide function, and preferably combine with a salt soluble in the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100112456 - Composite material layer and method of producing the same, and solid state battery and method of producing the same: A solid state battery excellent in pressure formability is provided. A positive electrode composite material layer includes sulfide glass unheated and a positive electrode active material. The sulfide glass and the positive electrode active material are pressure-formed and in contact with each other. A negative electrode composite material layer includes... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100112457 - Electrochemical energy source and electronic device provided with such an electrochemical energy source: Electrochemical energy sources based on solid-state electrolytes are known in the art. These (planar) energy sources, or solid-state batteries, efficiently convert chemical energy into electrical energy and can be used as the power sources for portable electronics. The invention relates to an improved electrochemical energy source. The invention also relates... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

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