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Chemistry: electrical current producing apparatus, product, and process June invention type 06/10

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06/24/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20100159288 - Cap assembly and secondary battery having the same: Provided are a cap assembly for a secondary battery. The cap assembly includes a cap-up, a PTC thermistor disposed under the cap-up, a vent disposed under the PTC thermistor, and an insulating plate disposed between the vent and the cap-up and preventing contact between the vent and the PTC thermistor.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100159289 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery includes a cylindrical bare cell including a cylindrical can configured as a first electrode and an electrode cap configured as a second electrode, the electrode cap coupled with the cylindrical can and a protection circuit module including a circuit board facing the electrode cap, a first electrode... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100159290 - Secondary battery: Disclosed is a secondary battery comprising: a bare cell; a protection circuit module having a board having a first hole formed by opening a portion of a first short edge thereof and located on the bare cell; and a first lead plate located between the bare cell and the protection... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100159292 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery is disclosed. The secondary battery includes a bare cell, a protection circuit module located on a lateral side of the bare cell, and first and second holders disposed between the bare cell and the protection circuit module. The first holder and the second holder are coupled with... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100159287 - Secondary battery including protection circuit module: Disclosed is a secondary battery that enhances the coupling strength between a protection circuit module and a bare cell. The secondary battery includes: a bare cell; and a protection circuit module including a circuit board and at least one coupling member coupling the circuit board to the bare cell by... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100159291 - Secondary battery with protection circuit module and method of manufacturing the same: A secondary battery with a protection circuit module and a manufacturing method thereof are disclosed. The secondary battery includes a bare cell, and a protection circuit board including a circuit board and a coupling member positioned at least one side in the longitudinal direction of the circuit board to couple... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100159293 - Device for producing electrical energy and a charging current signal, and a device for producing electrical energy charged by the charging current signal: A device for producing electrical energy having at least one ion cell can produce a magnetic field at the location of the at least one ion cell and also has at least one capacitance or an interconnection of at least two electrically connected capacitances, of which two contacts of counter... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP

20100159294 - Combined subgasket and membrane support: A combined subgasket and membrane support for a fuel cell is provided. The combined subgasket and membrane support includes a substantially fluid impermeable feed region circumscribing a porous membrane support region. The membrane support region is integrally formed with the feed region. At least one of the membrane support region... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20100159296 - Fuel cell system and driving method thereof: Disclosed are a fuel cell system, and a method of driving the system. The fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack having a plurality of unit cells producing electricity, a switching unit connecting the plurality of unit cells to a discharge resistor, a switching controller synchronously operated when the... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20100159295 - On-line replacement of dcfc tubular elements: In one embodiment, the present invention relates generally to a method for replacing at least one direct carbon fuel cell (DCFC) tube of a plurality of DCFC tubes in a fuel cell on-line. In one embodiment, the method includes detecting a degradation in performance of the at least one DCFC... Agent: Wall & Tong, LLP Sri International

20100159297 - Hydrocarbon reforming catalyst, method of preparing the hydrocarbon reforming catalyst, and fuel cell employing the hydrocarbon reforming catalyst: A hydrocarbon reforming catalyst, a method of preparing the hydrocarbon reforming catalyst, and a fuel cell including the hydrocarbon reforming catalyst. The hydrocarbon reforming catalyst includes a nickel active catalyst layer loaded on an oxide carrier, and a metal oxide.... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100159298 - Fuel cell membrane electrode assembly with multilayer cathode: Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell membrane electrode assemblies are provided having multilayer cathodes, where a first layer of the cathode which is more proximate to the polymer electrolyte membrane is more hydrophilic than a second more distal layer of the cathode. In some embodiments, the first layer includes a polymer... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100159300 - Cassette less sofc stack and method of assembly: A cassette less SOFC assembly and a method for creating such an assembly. The SOFC stack is characterized by an electrically isolated stack current path which allows welded interconnection between frame portions of the stack. In one embodiment electrically isolating a current path comprises the step of sealing a interconnect... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute Attn:IPServices, K1-53

20100159301 - Membrane/electrode assembly for polymer electrolyte fuel cell, coating fluid for forming catalyst layer for polymer electrolyte fuel cell, and process for producing membrane/electrode assembly for polymer electrolyte fuel cell: A membrane/electrode assembly 10 which comprises a first electrode 20 having a catalyst layer 22, a second electrode 30 having a catalyst layer 32 and a polymer electrolyte membrane 40 interposed between the first electrode 20 and the second electrode 30 in a state where it is in contact with... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100159299 - Passive fuel cell assembly: A passive fuel cell assembly including a membrane electrode assembly, an anode current collector, a cathode current collector, a hydrophilic and gas-impermeable layer, and a gas-liquid separation layer is provided. The anode current collector and the cathode current collector are disposed at two opposite sides of the membrane electrode assembly.... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100159302 - Solid-oxide fuel cell with ferritic support: A solid oxide fuel cell having a tubular metal support an open end. A first electrode is deposited on the metal support, an electrolyte is deposited on the first electrode, and a second electrode is deposited on the electrolyte. The open end of the metal support is in communication with... Agent: Berenbaum Weinshienk PC

20100159303 - Fuel cell fabrication using photopolymer based processes: A fuel cell component is provided, including a substrate disposed adjacent at least one radiation-cured flow field layer. The flow field layer is one of disposed between the substrate and a diffusion medium layer, and disposed on the diffusion medium layer opposite the substrate. The flow field layer has at... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20100159304 - Thermomechanical sealing of interconnect manifolds in fuel cell stacks: A planar fuel cell stack is provided. The planar fuel cell stack comprises an anode interconnect structure comprising a corrugated first internal manifold connected to a first anode flowfield; a cathode interconnect structure comprising a corrugated second internal manifold connected to a first cathode flowfield; and a thermally active, surface... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100159305 - Carbon based electrocatalysts for fuel cells: Novel proton exchange membrane fuel cells and direct methanol fuel cells with nanostructured components are configured with higher precious metal utilization rate at the electrodes, higher power density, and lower cost. To form a catalyst, platinum or platinum-ruthenium nanoparticles are deposited onto carbon-based materials, for example, single-walled, dual-walled, multi-walled and... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20100159307 - Battery and battery enveloping assembly convenient for assembly: A battery enveloping assembly and a battery incorporating such an enveloping assembly are disclosed. The enveloping assembly comprises an explosion-proof assembly and a casing with a cavity. A protruding annular sealing connection portion is provided in the middle of the external surface of the casing. An inner wall of the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100159306 - Device having at least one electrochemical cell, and method for operating a device having at least one electrochemical cell: b

20100159308 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery having a current interrupt device (CID) between a negative current collecting plate and a case of the secondary battery. The secondary battery includes: an electrode assembly including a positive electrode, a separator, and a negative electrode; a case housing the electrode assembly; a cap assembly coupled to... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100159309 - Lithium battery pack: In a battery pack which comprises: a battery set composed of two or more lithium battery cells connected in series; a first protection circuit including a first voltage detect part for detecting the voltage(s) of a part of the two or more battery cells, and a first signal output part... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100159310 - Cap assembly and secondary battery having the same: A cap assembly includes a cap-up and a safety vent wherein an end of the safety vent is bent to cover an end of the cap-up, a first thickness of a first region of the cap-up in contact with the end of the safety vent is smaller than a second... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20100159312 - Battery cover mechanism: A battery cover mechanism includes a body member, a battery cover and an operating piece. The body member defines a receiving cavity recessed therefrom for receiving the battery cover and a battery therein. The battery cover is rotatably assembled to the body member to cover the receiving cavity of the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100159313 - Battery pack: A battery pack is provided. The battery pack comprises a bare cell, a protective circuit board electrically connected to the bare cell to control the charge/discharge of the bare cell, a secondary protective device connected between the bare cell and the protective circuit board and installed on one surface of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100159311 - Electronic device: An electronic device includes a main body and a cover. The main body includes an elastic latch. The latch has a latching opening. The cover is coupled to the main body and forms a receiving tab. The latch is at least partially deformable to allow the receiving tab to enter... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100159317 - Battery system: A battery module for use in an electric vehicle includes a housing and a member provided within the housing that contains a plurality of electrochemical cells. The member includes apertures in an outer surface of the member that allow a thermal management fluid to exit the member after passing adjacent... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100159315 - Lithium secondary battery: Provided is a lithium secondary battery that is capable of preventing thermal runaway inside the battery due to a short circuit. Included are cathodes (3) having cathode active material that stores and discharges lithium ions, anodes (4) that store and discharge lithium ions, and a dummy laminated body (9) in... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100159314 - Lithium secondary battery with enhanced heat-resistance: Disclosed is an electrode whose surface includes an organic/inorganic composite porous coating layer comprising heat-absorbing inorganic particles and a binder polymer, wherein the heat-absorbing inorganic particle is at least one particle selected from the group consisting of antimony-containing compounds, metal hydroxides, guanidine-based compounds, boron-containing compounds and zinc tartrate compounds. A... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100159316 - Secondary battery module: A secondary battery module including a plurality of unit batteries that each include a cap plate and a case connected to either one of a positive electrode and a negative electrode of an electrode assembly and an electrode terminal connected to the other of the positive electrode and negative electrode,... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20100159318 - Laminated porous film: Provided is a laminated porous film comprising a laminate of a heat-resistant porous layer containing a heat-resistant resin and a shutdown layer containing a thermoplastic resin, wherein the film has a free chlorine content of 1×102 ppm by weight or less.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100159319 - Battery terminal contact: A battery terminal positive contact formed as an annular rim which may be rounded or sharper or toothed to insure good electrical contact with a negative terminal contact or an external contact. An interengagement with another contact may be provided received within the rim to be located and retained thereby.... Agent: John R. Benefiel

20100159320 - Secondary battery: A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly, a case housing the electrode assembly, an electrode terminal electrically connected to the electrode assembly and a cap plate sealing the case, the cap plate having an electrolyte injection opening. The electrolyte injection opening has a first opening having a first diameter and... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100159321 - Electrolyte for lithium secondary battery comprising chelating agent and lithium secondary battery using the same: Disclosed herein is an electrolyte for lithium secondary batteries comprising: a chelating agent, which forms complexes with transition metal ions in the battery, and at the same time does not react and coordinate with lithium ions; a non-aqueous solvent; and an electrolyte salt, as well as a lithium secondary battery... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100159322 - Cathode and battery including same: A cathode and a battery including the cathode are provided. The cathode includes a cathode mixture layer with a cathode active material and a binder. The binder can include, for example, a synthetic rubber latex and a thickener, polyvinylidene fluoride denaturalized by maleic acid and/or the like.... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100159323 - Graphite particles and lithium secondary battery using the same as negative electrode: A graphite particle obtained by assembling or binding together a plurality of flat-shaped particles so that the planes of orientation are not parallel to one another, or a graphite particle in which aspect ratio is 5 or less or specific surface area is 8 m2/g or less or the size... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100159324 - Lithium powders for batteries: This invention relates to lithium-ion batteries and cathode powders for making lithium-ion batteries where the cathode powder comprises a blend or mixture of at least one lithium transition metal poly-anion and with one or more lithium transition-metal oxide powders. A number of different lithium transition-metal oxides are suitable, especially formulations... Agent: Conocophillips Company -IPServices Group Attention: Docketing

20100159325 - Plate-like particle for cathode active material of a lithium secondary battery, a cathode active material film of a lithium secondary battery, and a lithium secondary battery: i

20100159326 - Plate-like particle for cathode active material of a lithium secondary battery, a cathode active material film of a lithium secondary battery, and a lithium secondary battery:

20100159327 - Anode for improving storage performance at a high temperature and lithium secondary battery comprising the same: Provided are an anode for a battery comprising: (a) an anode active material, (b) TiO2, and (c) a styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR), and a lithium secondary battery comprising the same. By using titanium oxide and SBR together with an anode active material as the anode components in the present invention, increase... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100159328 - Preparation method of znsb-c composite and anode materials for secondary batteries containing the same composite: Provided are a method for preparing a zinc antimonide-carbon composite through a mechanical synthesis process of zinc (Zn), antimony (Sb) and carbon (C), and an anode material including the composite as an active material. The method for preparing a zinc antimonide-carbon composite allows simple and rapid preparation of the composite... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20100159329 - Plate-like particle for cathode active material of a lithium secondary battery, a cathode active material film of a lithium secondary battery, and a lithium secondary battery: An object of the present invention is to improve the characteristics such as cell capacity, by raising the exposure of a crystal plane (a plane other than the (003) plane: e.g., (101) plane and (104) plane), through which lithium ions are favorably intercalated and deintercalated, to an electrolyte. A plate-like... Agent: Burr & Brown

20100159330 - Plate-like particle for cathode active material of a lithium secondary battery, a cathode active material film of a lithium secondary battery, and a lithium secondary battery: [Means for Solution] A plate-like particle or a film for a lithium secondary battery cathode active material has a layered rock salt structure. The lithium ion gateway plane is oriented in parallel with a plate surface, which is a surface orthogonal to a thickness direction of the particle and thus... Agent: Burr & Brown

20100159331 - Negative active material, negative electrode including the same, method of manufacturing the negative electrode, and lithium battery including the negative electrode: A negative active material, a negative electrode including the negative active material, a method of manufacturing the negative electrode, and a lithium battery including the negative electrode. The negative active material includes a composite including a non-carbonaceous material, carbon nanotubes (CNTs), and carbon nanoparticles. The carbon nanoparticles are formed by... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100159332 - Plate-like particle for cathode active material for lithium secondary battery, cathode active material film for lithium secondery battery, methods for manufacturing the particle and film, method for manufacturing cathode active material for lithium second: An object of the present invention is to provide a lithium secondary battery which has improved capacity, durability, and rate characteristic as compared with conventional lithium secondary batteries. A plate-like particle or a film for a lithium secondary battery cathode active material has a layered rock salt structure. The (003)... Agent: Burr & Brown

20100159333 - Plate-like particle for cathode active material of a lithium secondary battery, and a lithium secondary battery: By exposing the crystal plane (a plane other than the (003) plane: e.g., the (101) plane and (104) plane) through which lithium ions are favorably intercalated and deintercalated, more to an electrolyte, characteristics such as cell capacity is improved. The present invention relates a plate-like particle for a lithium secondary... Agent: Burr & Brown

20100159334 - Lithium secondary battery: An incombustible lithium secondary battery, which has excellent battery capacity and high safety, contains a separator provided between a positive electrode and a negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolytic solution containing a lithium salt, in which the nonaqueous electrolytic solution employs an ionic liquid as a solvent, and the separator... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20100159335 - Branched rod-coil polyimide - poly( alkylene oxide) copolymers and electrolyte compositions: Crosslinked polyimide-poly(alkylene oxide) copolymers capable of holding large volumes of liquid while maintaining good dimensional stability. Copolymers are derived at ambient temperatures from amine endcapped amic-acid oligomers subsequently imidized in solution at increased temperatures, followed by reaction with trifunctional compounds in the presence of various additives. Films of these copolymers... Agent: James V. Tura Esq.

20100159336 - Rechargeable lithium battery: o

20100159337 - Anode and secondary battery: A secondary battery is provided that is capable of improving the cycle characteristics. The secondary battery includes a cathode, an anode, and an electrolytic solution. The electrolytic solution is impregnated into a separator provided between the cathode and the anode. In the anode, an anode active material layer and a... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100159338 - Nonaqueous electrolyte and nonaqueous-electrolyte battery: wherein R is an organic linking group or an organic linking group forming an aromatic ring, the organic linking groups each having a main chain which has 4-5 atoms and is constituted of at least one member selected from carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur, and phosphorus and having one single-bond end... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100159339 - Apparatus and method for heating fuel cells: A fuel cell or fuel cell stack heater using resistive heat. A resistive conductor (preferably some type of metal wire) is attached to a source of electricity such as a battery. The resistive conductor is in proximity with the fuel cell or stack so that when the resistive conductor is... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)

20100159340 - Fuel cell stack with stoichiometry determination in individual cells: A fuel system including a fuel cell including a plurality of unit cells supplied with a prescribed gas to generate electricity, a stoichiometric ratio calculating apparatus calculating the stoichiometric ratio of the prescribed gas for each unit cell, and a gas flow increasing apparatus increasing the supply of the prescribed... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100159341 - Fuel cell system: In the present invention, after the initial setting of the FC entry target pressure, the FC entry target pressure is maintained at this initial-setting value until the concentration of impurities in the gas supplied to the anode in the fuel cell falls below a certain value. This initial-setting value is... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100159342 - Fuel cell system and its control method: Disclosed is a fuel cell system including a fuel cell which generates a power, and control means for decreasing the amount of a reactant gas to be supplied to the fuel cell to an amount smaller than that during normal power generation to realize low-efficiency power generation of the fuel... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100159343 - Gas storage system: Among other things, a gas storage system includes a group of capsules and an activation element coupled to the group. The group of capsules are formed within a substrate and contain gas stored at a relatively high pressure compared to atmospheric pressure. The activation element is configured to deliver energy... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100159344 - Fuel cell seals: A fuel cell stack includes a plurality of fuel cells, a plurality of interconnects, and a plurality of seal members, wherein the plurality of seal members comprises one or more first seal members and one or more additional seal members, where the one or more first seal members form a... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100159345 - Cell stack of fuel cell and method of fastening cell stack of fuel cell: A cell stack of a fuel cell comprises a cell stack body including a cell stack structure including plural cells stacked together; an elastic member disposed at an end of the cell stack structure in a direction in which the plural cells are stacked, and a pair of end plates... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100159348 - Electro-catalytic recharging composition: A composition useful for the fueling and refueling of electrochemical devices is described. The composition comprises an ion-conducting medium such as an electrolyte, and catalyst nanoparticles. Unlike traditional electrodes, such as those typically used in electrolyzers and fuel cells, the inventive composition may be quickly drained from the device and... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100159346 - Electrode, and lithium ion secondary battery, electric double layer capacitor and fuel cell using the same: The present invention provides an electrode comprising a carbon material obtained from an azulmic acid and a current collector and/or a binder.... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20100159347 - Hyper-branched polymer, electrode for fuel cell including the hyper-branched polymer, electrolyte membrane for fuel cell including the hyper-branched polymer, and fuel cell including at least one of the electrode and the electrolyte membrane: A hyper-branched polymer having a degree of branching in the range of about 0.05 to about 1 includes a dendritic unit, a linear unit, and a terminal unit, wherein the hyper-branched polymer, an electrode for a fuel cell including the hyper-branched polymer, an electrolyte membrane for a fuel cell including... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100159349 - Membrane electrode assemblies: A flexible MEA comprises an integral assembly of electrode, catalyst and ionomeric membrane material.... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20100159351 - Membrane-electrode assembly, and membrane-electrode-(gas diffusion layer) assembly and solid polymer fuel cell each comprising the same: A membrane-electrode assembly 1 having an anode catalyst layer 20 and a cathode catalyst layer 30 which are mutually opposing and a polymer electrolyte membrane 10 formed between the anode catalyst layer 20 and cathode catalyst layer 30, wherein the anode catalyst layer 20 has a plurality of polymer layers... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100159350 - Membrane-electrode assembly, method for production thereof, and solid polymer fuel cell: m

20100159352 - Process for producing energy preferably in the form of electricity and/or heat using carbon dioxide and methane by catalytic gas reaction and a device for performing the process: It is disclosed a process for producing electricity through the combustion of organic material, in said combustion there being formed carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide which is recycled and used as raw material. The reaction is performed in a combined catalytic gas reactor/membrane.... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20100159354 - Conductive polymer, conductive polymer compositions and methods for their use: The invention provides an electrolyte comprising an ester-cured alkaline phenolic resole resin containing conducting alkaline salts and methods for the use of the resin.... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20100159353 - Polymer electrolyte, polymer electrolyte membrane, membrane-electrode assembly and polymer electrolyte fuel cell: Disclosed are: a polymer electrolyte which comprises, as the main component, a block/graft copolymer comprising, as constituent components, polymer blocks (A), (B) and (C) which cause phase-separation from one another, wherein the polymer block (A) comprises a vinyl compound unit as the main repeating unit and has an ion-conductive group,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100159355 - Electrolyte sheet for solid oxide fuel cell, process for producing the same, and solid oxide fuel cell: s

20100159356 - Reduction-oxidation-tolerant electrodes for solid oxide fuel cells: An anode component of a solid oxide fuel cell is formed by combining a relatively coarse yttria-stabilized-zirconium (YSZ) powder, that is substantially composed of elongated particles, with a relatively fine NiO/YSZ or NiO powder of reduced particle size, whereby, upon sintering the combined powders, the coarse YSZ powder forms a... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20100159357 - Separator for fuel cell and process for producing the same: In order to attain excellent electrical conductivity and molding processability, a fuel cell separator to be produced by performing press molding on a preform in which expanded graphite is used as the main raw material is improved so that the preform is produced by a papermaking method, whereby the characteristics... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100159358 - Separator for fuel cell and fuel cell comprising the same: A separator for a fuel cell is provided. The separator comprises a flow path member and a base separator. The flow path member is made of a graphite foil and has a flow path through which fluids pass. The base separator has a seating recess formed on the surface thereof.... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100159360 - Arangement and method for providing a fuel cell with an oxidizing agent: In a device and method for providing a fuel cell with an oxidizing agent via a supply line which leads to a cathode chamber of the fuel cell and in which a compressor is arranged, and a discharge line which extends from the cathode chamber to an expander and wherein... Agent: Klaus J. Bach

20100159359 - Fuel supply device: A fuel supply device includes a holder, a first connector, a second connector, and a connection pipe. The holder has an apparatus holder part on which an electronic apparatus is mounted. The first connector is provided at the apparatus holder part. The second connector is to be connected to a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100159361 - Fuel supply device: A fuel supply device includes a holder, a first connector, a second connector, and a connection pipe. The holder has a cartridge holder part on which a fuel cartridge is to be mounted. The first connector is connected to an apparatus including a power generation section. The second connector is... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100159362 - Method of producing separator plate for fuel cell and fuel cell utilizing the same: A pattern of a reaction gas flow passage in a separator plate of a fuel cell is formed by screen printing with high accuracy. The invention relates to a method of producing a separator plate for fuel cell, the method including forming a partition wall 11 having a predetermined pattern... Agent: Leighton K. Chong Patent Attorney

20100159363 - Electrochemical cells for energy harvesting: A device having a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and an ion-conducting electrolyte in contact with both electrodes. Each electrode has a metal, a metal oxide, a hydrous metal oxide, alloy thereof, or mixture thereof, however, the electrodes are different such materials. The positive electrode is capable of storing and... Agent: Naval Research Laboratory Associate Counsel (patents)

20100159364 - Fuel cell cathodes: The present invention relates to a method of producing a fuel cell cathode, fuel cell cathodes, and fuel cells comprising same.... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100159365 - Electrode catalyst for alkaline fuel cell, alkaline fuel cell, and formation method for alkaline fuel cell electrode catalyst: In an alkaline fuel cell, an electrode catalyst includes a magnetic material, and catalyst particles supported on the magnetic material. Besides, the alkaline fuel cell includes an electrode that has the function of allowing negative ions to permeate through the electrolyte, and an anode electrode and a cathode electrode respectively... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100159366 - Layer-by-layer assemblies of carbon-based nanostructures and their applications in energy storage and generation devices: The embodiments described herein relate generally to methods, compositions, articles, and devices associated with layer-by-layer assembly and/or functionalization of carbon-based nanostructures and related structures. In some embodiments, the present invention provides methods for forming an assembly of carbon-based nanostructures on a surface. The carbon-based nanostructure assembly may exhibit enhanced properties,... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

  
06/17/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20100151279 - Electrodes and methods for microbial fuel cells: Methods of improving a performance parameter of a microbial fuel cell are provided according to embodiments of the present invention which include heating an electrode and exposing the heated electrode to ammonia gas to produce a treated electrode characterized by an increased positive surface charge on the electrode surface. Improved... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100151278 - Membrane electrode assembly and biofuel cell using the same: A membrane electrode assembly includes a proton exchange membrane, an anode and a cathode. The proton exchange membrane has two opposite surfaces, a first surface and a second surface. The anode is located adjacent to the first surface of the proton exchange membrane, and the cathode is located adjacent to... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100151281 - Battery pack: A battery pack includes a bare cell including a cap plate and an electrode terminal insulated from the cap plate and a circuit module including a circuit board having a first short side, a second short side generally opposite the first short side, a first long side and a second... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100151280 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery includes a bare cell and a protection circuit module electrically connected to the bare cell. The protection circuit module includes a flexible printed circuit board including a circuit board body and a terminal-forming portion providing a first external terminal and a second external terminal and a support... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100151282 - Secondary battery: The present invention relates to a secondary battery. The present invention is aimed to provide a secondary battery having a thin upper case formed of a metal. The secondary battery includes a bare cell; a protection circuit module having a circuit board; an upper case formed of a metal and... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100151283 - Rechargeable fuel cell: A device and method of forming a power generator includes a container, a fuel cell stack within the container, a metal hydride hydrogen producing fuel within the container, wherein the fuel cell stack is sandwiched between the container and an anode support surrounding the fuel and in close thermal contact... Agent: Honeywell/slw Patent Services

20100151287 - Adaptive anode bleed strategy: A system for providing an adaptive anode bleed strategy for bleeding nitrogen from the anode side of a fuel cell stack. The system includes a hydrogen concentration sensor provided in an exhaust line from the fuel cell stack that provides a hydrogen concentration reading of the hydrogen being emitted from... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20100151285 - Anode reactive bleed and injector shift control strategy: A system and method for correcting a large fuel cell voltage spread for a split sub-stack fuel cell system. The system includes a hydrogen source that provides hydrogen to each split sub-stack and bleed valves for bleeding the anode side of the sub-stacks. The system also includes a voltage measuring... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20100151290 - Fuel cell system and method of starting fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell, a cathode supply passage, a cathode discharging passage, an anode supply passage, an anode discharging passage, a pair of cathode shutoff units, an anode shutoff unit, an anode discharging unit, a discharged gas processing unit, and a control unit. The control unit... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100151288 - Method of operating a fuel cell system in standby/regenerative mode: A system and method for putting a fuel cell system in a stand-by during a system idle condition to improve system fuel efficiency. The method can include diverting the cathode airflow around the stack, reducing an airflow output from a cathode compressor to a minimum allowable set-point, opening the stack... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20100151289 - Method of removing residual oxygen in fuel cell by electrochemical purging: A method of removing residual oxygen in a residential high temperature non-humidification fuel cell stack including at least one cathode. The method includes making the pressure in the cathode higher than that outside of the cathode and maintaining airtight sealing of the cathode of the fuel cell stack, removing the... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100151286 - Method of stabilizing a stack after completing startup, without extending the startup time: A fuel cell system that controls the speed of the compressor providing cathode air to a fuel cell stack just after a system start-up procedure has ended so as to reduce the chance that the compressor current draw will cause a stack quick stop. The method includes recognizing a command... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20100151284 - Methods and controls for hydrogen to cathode inlet of a fuel cell system: A system and method for quickly heating a fuel cell stack at fuel cell system start-up. The fuel cell system includes a three-way valve positioned in the anode exhaust that selectively directs the anode exhaust gases to the cathode input of the fuel cell stack so that hydrogen in the... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20100151291 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell having an anode and a cathode; an oxidant gas flowpath supplying the oxidant gas to the fuel cell and discharging the oxidant gas from the fuel cell; a first shut-off valve disposed upstream from the fuel cell and having a first valve... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100151292 - Apparatus and method of generating mechanical and electrical energy: f

20100151293 - Method and apparatus for producing liquid hydrocarbons from coal: A method and apparatus for producing liquid hydrocarbons from coal that involves subjecting the coal to a pyrolysis reaction within a novel pyrolysis sub-system that includes a plurality of pyrolysis units, with each pyrolysis unit comprising two side-by-side retorts. To increase the amount of feedstock that can be handled within... Agent: James E. Brunton, Esq.

20100151294 - Cathode filter replacement algorithm in a fuel cell system: A fuel cell system that includes a compressor for providing cathode air to the cathode side of a fuel cell stack and an air filter for filtering the air sent to the compressor to prevent particulates and other contaminants from entering the compressor and the fuel cell stack. The fuel... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20100151295 - Anode materials for pem fuel cells: The incorporation of tungsten-containing hydrogen spillover materials into a composite fuel cell anode can be helpful in preserving the carbon catalyst support materials in the fuel cell cathode during periods of hydrogen starvation. Preferred examples of such tungsten-containing hydrogen spillover materials are tungsten oxides and tungsten silicides. These materials, when... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.

20100151296 - Electrode catalyst for fuel cell and fuel cell including electrode having electrode catalyst: An electrode catalyst for a fuel cell and a fuel cell including an electrode having the electrode catalyst, include a non-platinum (Pt) catalyst, and a cerium (Ce) metal catalyst, both of which are supported on a carbon-based catalyst support having an improved catalytic activity at a decreased cost. The non-Pt... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100151297 - Membrane electrode assembly and fuel cell using the same: A membrane electrode assembly includes a proton exchange membrane, a first electrode and a second electrode. The proton exchange membrane has two opposite surfaces, a first surface and a second surface. The first electrode is located adjacent to the first surface of the proton exchange membrane, and the first electrode... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100151298 - Proton conductor for fuel cell, electrode for fuel cell including the proton conductor, and fuel cell including the electrode: A proton conductor for a fuel cell, an electrode for a fuel cell that includes the proton conductor, and a fuel cell including the electrode of which the proton conductor includes a phosphoric acid-based material, and a C1-C20 ammonium perfluoroalkylsulfonate dissolved in the phosphoric acid-based material.... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100151299 - Battery module, and middle or large-sized battery pack containing the same: Disclosed herein are a battery module constructed in a structure in which a plurality of plate-shaped secondary battery cells (‘battery cells’), which can be charged and discharged, are sequentially stacked on a lower plate, and an upper plate is coupled to the uppermost battery cell, wherein the plates are provided... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100151300 - Device for storing electrical energy: The device according to the invention for storing electrical energy comprises at least one galvanic cell. The same is at least partially surrounded by a casing. Furthermore, the device comprises a cell holding unit comprising an internal space. The at least one galvanic cell is arranged in the internal space.... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

20100151301 - Battery and battery pack comprising the same: A battery and a battery pack including the battery. The battery includes: a frame; an electrode assembly disposed around the frame; a main body to house the electrode assembly; and electrode terminals extending from the electrode assembly in a first direction, through the main body. A cooling hole extends through... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100151303 - High discharge capacity lithium battery: A lithium/iron disulfide electrochemical battery cell with a high discharge capacity. The cell has a lithium negative electrode, an iron disulfide positive electrode and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The iron disulfide of the positive electrode has a controlled average particle size range which allows the electrochemical cells to exhibit desired properties... Agent: Michael C. Pophal Eveready Battery Company Inc

20100151302 - Secondary battery, battery assembly, and vehicle equipped with the secondary battery: A secondary battery comprises a flat wound electrode body, a flat-type hard case housing the wound electrode body, and a film sandwiched between them. The film is formed with thick portions each of which is located at a boundary region between a flat portion and a curved portion of the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100151305 - Battery cover latch assembly: A battery cover latch assembly comprises a battery housing member, a battery cover, a release and an elastic member. The battery housing member has a latching block protruding from one end thereof. The battery cover has a catch located at one end thereof corresponding to the latching block and a... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100151304 - Battery cover latching assembly: A battery cover latching assembly comprises a battery housing member, a battery cover and a button module. The battery housing member has a plurality of latching slots. The battery cover has a plurality of latching portions protruding therefrom corresponding to the latching slots. The button module includes an operating element... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100151307 - Battery holding device: A battery holding device is configured to hold a capacitor including at least one storage cell and includes a cell holder and a heater wire. The cell holder is provided at a side surface of at least one storage cell and has a concave-convex surface facing the at least one... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20100151306 - Battery stack arrangement: The present invention relates to a battery stack arrangement (50) comprising at least one bipolar battery. Each bipolar battery comprises a plurality of battery cell arranged between endplates (22,23). Each battery cell is provided with a seal (24) arranged around the entire periphery of each cell, and a sealing pressure... Agent: Capitol City Techlaw, PLLC

20100151309 - Battery pack: A battery pack comprises a plurality of battery modules and a holding spacer which holds the battery module. A plurality of projections are provided on the holding spacer. The projections contact the battery module to hold the battery module and form a flow path for a coolant. A heat generating... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20100151308 - Increased resistance to thermal runaway through differential heat transfer: One embodiment includes a housing, a first battery cell having a first cell thermal capacitance, the first cell fixedly disposed in the housing, a second battery cell having a second cell thermal capacitance, the second cell fixedly disposed in the housing a minimum air gap away from the first cell,... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100151311 - Laminated porous film and separator for cell: A laminated porous film having a shutdown (SD) property and a high breakdown (BD) property combined includes at least two layers, which are a porous membrane layer (A layer) having a thickness of 10 μm or greater other than non-woven fabric and a non-woven fabric layer (B layer) having a... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100151310 - Microporous polyethylene membrane, its production method and battery separator: A microporous polyethylene membrane made of a polyethylene resin comprising 15% or less by mass of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene having a mass-average molecular weight of 1×106 or more, which is constituted by a dense-structure layer having an average pore diameter of 0.01 to 0.05 μm, and a coarse-structure layer formed on... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100151312 - Battery module: A battery module includes a plurality of unit batteries, each including a positive terminal and a negative terminal which protrude outside of each unit battery and which have bent terminal portions, and a connection member which electrically connects the unit batteries with each other and which includes a fixing plate... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20100151313 - Battery pack: A battery pack includes: a plurality of unit batteries each having a rectangular-solid sealed metal unit battery case and two voltage terminals protruding from a terminal surface of the unit battery case; a spacer arranged between two main surfaces of adjacent unit batteries opposing to each other so as to... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100151314 - Electrochemical storage cell retention system: An electrochemical storage cell retention system is provided for storage cells (1) with a container comprising a bottom portion (12), and a top portion (11) provided with electrical output terminals (13, 14). The system comprises a first tray member (2) provided with through openings (20) and a plurality of adapter... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100151315 - Prismatic accumulator: A prismatic accumulator includes a first cell vessel having a first-cell plate stack disposed therein and at least one second cell vessel having a second-cell plate stack disposed therein and separated from the first cell vessel by an electrically insulating intermediate wall. At least one first-cell contact connector metal sheet... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100151316 - Accumulator and method for the production of an accumulator: The invention relates to an accumulator (10), particularly a prismatic lead accumulator, comprising a housing and (a) at least one stack (29) of plates, (b) which has a plurality of spaced-apart pole plates (14, 16) that are entirely suspended by a fixing element (28) in at least one circumferential direction... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20100151317 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery including: an electrode assembly that includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator interposed therebetween; a case to house the electrode assembly; a cap assembly that is coupled to an opening of the case and electrically connected with the electrode assembly; and an insulating member... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100151318 - Three-dimensional battery with hybrid nano-carbon layer: A Li-ion battery cell is formed from deposited thin-film layers and comprises a high-surface-area 3-D battery structure. The high-surface-area 3-D battery structure includes a fullerene-hybrid material deposited onto a surface of a conductive substrate and a conformal metallic layer deposited onto the fullerene-hybrid material. The fullerene-hybrid material is made up... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP - - Appm/tx

20100151319 - Highly electron conductive polymer and electrochemical energy storage device with high capacity and high power using the same: Disclosed is a method for preparing a highly electron conductive polymer, the method comprising a step of doping a conductive polymer with a dopant capable of introducing movable charge carriers into the repeating units of the polymer, wherein a voltage higher than a conduction band of the polymer is applied... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100151320 - Negative electrode for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, method for manufacturing the same, and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery using the same: A negative electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery capable of reversible occlusion and release of lithium ions, comprising current collector (11) provided on at least one major surface thereof with depressed portion (12) and protrudent portion (13) and, superimposed on the protrudent portion (13) of the current collector (11), columnar... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100151321 - Negative electrode for coin-shaped lithium secondary battery, method for producing the same, and coin-shaped lithium secondary battery: An object of the present invention resides in that under the use of an active material capable of attaining a high capacity, the volume expansion of the negative electrode is alleviated, the maintenance of the structure of the negative electrode is achieved, and the degradation of the battery capacity is... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100151322 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and method of manufacturing negative electrode thereof: Disclosed is a method for producing a negative electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte batteries, which comprises the following three steps: (A) a step for forming a negative electrode by depositing a negative electrode active material on a collector; (B) a step for subjecting the negative electrode to a heat treatment; and... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100151323 - Electrode, electrode paste and electronic parts using the same: The electrode of the present invention contains at least metallic particles and an oxide phase, wherein the metallic particles contain copper and aluminum, and the oxide phase contains phosphorus. The oxide phase is preferably present as a phosphate glass phase in grain boundaries of the metallic particles. The electrode preferably... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100151324 - Method of fabricating fibres composed of silicon or a silicon-based material and their use in lithium rechargeable batteries: A method of fabricating fibres of silicon or silicon-based material comprises the steps of etching pillars on a substrate and detaching them. A battery anode can then be created by using the fibres as the active material in a composite anode electrode.... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20100151325 - Separator and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: In a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, a separator in which its dynamic hardness DH obtained when the load to an indenter reaches 12 kgf/cm2 is 1000 or more is used. This separator includes at least one porous layer X including a polyolefin, and at least one porous layer Y including... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100151326 - Positive electrode for lithium ion secondary battery and lithium ion secondary battery including same: Disclosed is a rechargeable lithium ion battery including a positive electrode including a positive active material and a negative electrode including a negative active material. The positive active material includes a lithium-manganese-based compound core and a heat resistant polymer disposed on the lithium-manganese-based compound core. The heat resistance polymer has... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100151327 - Titanium oxide compound for use in electrode and lithium secondary battery comprising the same: The present invention produces a lithium secondary battery by using, as an electrode active material, a titanium oxide compound for use in an electrode, which is represented by TiO2.(H2O)a.(A2O)b (wherein A is Na or K, a is 0<a=1, and b is 0<b=0.1) and has a main peak at 2θ=20° to... Agent: Mcnees Wallace & Nurick LLC

20100151328 - Activated carbon materials for high energy density ultracapacitors: An activated carbon material derived, for example, by carbonizing and activating a non-lignocellulosic carbon precursor has a structural order ratio less than or equal to 0.08, and a nitrogen content greater than 0.2 wt. %. The activated carbon material can also have a volumetric capacitance greater than or equal to... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20100151330 - Negative electrode for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, method of manufacturing the same, and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery using the same: A negative electrode for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, which reversibly inserts/extracts lithium ions includes a current collector (11) in which a concave portion (12) and a convex portion (13) are formed at least one surface thereof; and a columnar body (15) which is formed by laminating n (n≧2) stages... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100151329 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and method of manufacturing negative electrode thereof: A method of manufacturing a negative electrode includes: a first step of forming a plurality of columnar active material blocks capable of electrochemically storing and releasing lithium ions on the surface of a current collector; and a second step of disposing particulate lithium in the gaps between the active material... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100151331 - Positive active material and rechargeable lithium battery comprising same: The present invention relates to a positive active material for a rechargeable lithium battery and a rechargeable lithium battery including the same. The positive active material includes an active compound that can intercalate/deintercalate lithium ions, and a bismuth (Bi)-based compound on the surface of the active compound. The bismuth (Bi)-based... Agent: LexyoumeIPGroup, LLC

20100151332 - Positive electrode materials for high discharge capacity lithium ion batteries: Positive electrode active materials are described that have a high tap density and high specific discharge capacity upon cycling at room temperature and at a moderate discharge rate. Some materials of interest have the formula Li1+xNiαMnβCoγO2, where x ranges from about 0.05 to about 0.25, α ranges from about 0.1... Agent: Dardi & Herbert, PLLC

20100151334 - Microporous polyolefin membrane, its production method, and battery separator: A microporous polyolefin membrane comprising a polyethylene resin, and polypropylene having a weight-average molecular weight of 6×105 or more and a heat of fusion of 90 J/g or more (measured by a differential scanning calorimeter), a fraction having a molecular weight of 1.8×106 or more being 10% or more by... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100151333 - Polyamide imide fiber, non-woven fabric composed of the fiber, process for manufacture of the non-woven fabric, and separator for electronic component: The present invention provides a fiber having a nano-order fiber diameter, which is produced by without a process of dehydration and cyclization by a heat treatment after fiber spinning and has excellent heat resistance and mechanical strength, and a non-woven fabric composed of the fiber, and discloses the polyamide-imide fiber... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100151335 - Solid electrolyte sheet: A solid electrolyte sheet including: 80 to 99 wt % of an inorganic solid electrolyte, and 1 to 20 wt % of a binder; the inorganic solid electrolyte being obtainable by firing a raw material containing lithium sulfide (Li2S) with phosphorus pentasulfide (P2S5), or elemental phosphorus and elemental sulfur.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100151336 - Air battery system: A main object of the present invention is to provide an air battery system which can restrain the internal resistance caused by the shortage of liquid electrolyte from increasing and which can carry out a high-rate discharge. The present invention resolves the above-mentioned object by providing an air battery system... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100151337 - Humidifier and fuel cell system: This specification discloses a humidifier that attains the inhibition of the damaging of a steam permeable membrane at low temperatures, and a fuel cell system. The humidifier has a steam permeable membrane therein. In the humidifier, an oxidizing gas and an oxidizing off gas with a humidity higher than that... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100151338 - Hydrogen generation equipment and fuel cell system: A solution vessel 4 freely changeable in volume is provided inside a reaction chamber 2. As a reactant solution 11 stored in the solution vessel 4 is supplied to a workpiece 3 placed in the reaction chamber 2, the volume of the solution vessel 4 is decreased, and the capacity... Agent: Bruce L. Adams Adams & Wilks

20100151340 - Fuel cell in-plane state estimating system and fuel cell in-plane state estimating method: The membrane electrode assembly is virtually divided into a plurality of small regions arranged along the flow of reactive gases. A current density 132 and a transfer amount 136 of water in an n−1 region are calculated referring to the maps defining a relationship between a power generation environment and... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100151341 - Fuel cell system: Provided is a fuel cell system capable of accurately estimating I-V characteristics of a fuel cell. An impedance measurement section measures an impedance of the fuel cell and obtains a voltage drop caused by a direct-current resistance. An air stoichiometry judgment section detects the amount of oxidant gas supplied to... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100151339 - Fuel cell system and method for regulating a fuel cell system: There is provided a fuel cell system for mobile applications. An exemplary fuel cell system comprises a fuel cell and a DC/DC transformer that is coupled to the fuel cell and that can be coupled to an energy storage unit. The exemplary fuel cell system also comprises a control and... Agent: InternationalIPLaw Group

20100151342 - Tubular fuel cell design with improved construction and operating efficiency: In this improved tubular fuel cell design the anode and cathode current collectors also may perform as the gas diffusion members at the respective anode and cathode as well as external electrical contacts for current flow in the external circuit. The fuel cell has a sealing system that is designed... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100151344 - Fuel cell and electronic device including the fuel cell: According to a first aspect of the present invention, a fuel cell includes a base body, a flow channel and an electrolyte member. The base body includes a layered body of a plurality of insulating layers. The flow channel links grooves of the different insulating layers. The electrolyte member contacts... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20100151343 - Fuel cell system and gas leakage detection device: A fuel cell system according to one aspect of the invention is operated in an ordinary mode and in a gas leakage detection mode. The fuel cell system includes fuel cells, a fuel gas supplier configured to supply a fuel gas to the fuel cells, a shutoff valve provided in... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100151345 - Electrode gas channel supports and methods for forming internal channels: A solid oxide fuel cell includes an anode layer, an electrolyte layer over the anode layer, and a cathode layer over the electrolyte layer, wherein at least one of the anode layer and the cathode layer defines at least one gas channel, the gas channel containing at least one support... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20100151346 - Fuel cell: An example fuel cell assembly may include a proton exchange membrane (or membrane electrode assembly) that has a first major surface and a second major surface. An anode electrode, which may include a patterned metal layer with a plurality of apertures extending through the patterned metal layer, may also be... Agent: Honeywell/cst Patent Services

20100151347 - Bipolar plate for fuel cell comprising a housing for measuring connector: Bipolar plate for a fuel cell, of the type comprising a cathode bipolar half-plate and an anode bipolar half-plate which are secured to each other, each bipolar half-plate (1) being constituted by a plate which comprises, in the central portion thereof, an active zone (2) and, at the peripheral portion... Agent: Nicolas E. Seckel Patent Attorney

20100151348 - Fuel cell and method for manufacturing the same: There are provided a fuel cell capable of preventing gas leakage through a gas channel, and a method for manufacturing a fuel cell that allows production of such a fuel cell in high volume with lower costs while preventing cracking at corners of the gas channel. In a fuel cell,... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20100151349 - Uniform gas distribution through channels of sofc: A solid oxide fuel cell includes an anode layer, an electrolyte layer over the anode layer, and a cathode layer over the electrolyte layer. At least one of the anode layer and the cathode layer defines a gas manifold. The gas manifold includes a gas inlet, defined by an edge... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20100151350 - Polymer electrolyte material and membrane electrode assembly for fuel cell using the same: The present invention is to provide a polymer electrolyte material capable of causing interaction with a hydrocarbon polymer electrolyte and ensuring bonding ability between a polymer electrolyte membrane and a catalyst layer as well as having excellent gas permeability, and a membrane electrode assembly for fuel cell using the same.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100151351 - monomers and polymers carrying imidazole and benzimidazole groupings, and proton exchange membrane containing the same for the production of a fuel cell: The invention relates to a monomer (6, 14) carrying an imidazole-type heterocycle (3). According to the invention, the chemical structure of said monomer (6, 14) comprises at least one unit of formula (I) wherein R1 comprises an alkenyl grouping and R2 comprises a grouping for protecting one of the nitrogen... Agent: Nicolas E. Seckel Patent Attorney

20100151352 - Composites and composite membranes: The invention relates to the following types of composite membranes; composites or composite membranes obtained by adding a metal salt, e.g. from ZrOCl2, to a solvent, especially DMSO, for dissolving one or more polymers in an organic solvent or in aqueous systems, in addition to the subsequent precipitation in the... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100151353 - Method of producing a gas-tight solid electrolyte layer and solid electrolyte layer: Method of producing a gas-tight solid electrolyte layer for a high-temperature fuel cell, wherein a layer is produced from a metal oxide material and metal particles are incorporated in the layer during production of the layer, the metal particles being oxidizable, and wherein the metal particles are subsequently oxidized.... Agent: Lipsitz & Mcallister, LLC

20100151354 - Membraneless fuel cell and method of operating same: A direct fuel cell comprises a cathode comprising electroactive catalyst material; and an anode assembly comprising an anode having a porous layer and electroactive catalyst material in the porous layer. The electrode characteristics of the anode assembly are selected so that fuel supplied to the anode is reacted within the... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP 5200 Bank Of America Plaza

20100151355 - Shaped fuel source and fuel cell: An example fuel cell assembly may include a shaped fuel source that is formed into a desired shape. The shaped fuel source may have an outer surface, and a fuel cell may be mounted directly on the outer surface of the shaped fuel source. In some instances, the fuel cell... Agent: Honeywell/cst Patent Services

20100151356 - Fuel cell and method for generating electric power: A non-microbial fuel cell utilizing an organic fuel containing a hydroxyl group and a non-metallic catalyst is disclosed. Compositions for use in and methods for generating electric energy from chemical energy using fuel cells are also disclosed. Compositions for use in and methods of storing energy using fuel cells are... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/utah Utah Office

20100151357 - Metallic separator for fuel cell: A metallic separator for a fuel cell with high corrosion resistance and low contact resistance without surface coating is provided. The separator for a fuel cell is formed by adding one or more of tantalum (Ta) and lanthanum (La) to an austenitic stainless steel that contains molybdenum (Mo) and tungsten... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20100151358 - Method for manufacturing fuel cell separator, fuel cell separator and fuel cell: A method for manufacturing a fuel cell separator, including: forming by a PVD method a precious metal layer on a surface of a substrate, as a fuel cell separator, made of Ti or a Ti alloy, wherein the precious metal layer includes at least one precious metal selected from Ru,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100151360 - Onboard fuel cell system and method of discharging hydrogen-off gas: Consumed hydrogen-off gas is discharged from a fuel cell via a hydrogen-off gas exhaust flow passage. Consumed oxygen-off gas is discharged from the fuel cell via an oxygen-off gas exhaust flow passage. The oxygen-off gas flowing through the oxygen-off gas exhaust flow passage and the hydrogen-off gas flowing through the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100151359 - Separator for fuel cell and method of forming collector of the separator: A separator 10 includes a separator body 11 and a collector 12. The separator body 11 prevents mixed flow of fuel gas and oxidizer gas. The collector 12 is formed from a metal lath MR in which the angle between the direction of formation of strand portions (through-hole formation portions)... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100151361 - Fuel cartridges for fuel cells and methods for making same: Fuel supplies for fuel cells are disclosed. The fuel supplies can be a pressurized or non-pressurized cartridge that can be used with any fuel cells, including but not limited to, direct methanol fuel cell or reformer fuel cell. In one aspect, a fuel supply may contain a reaction chamber to... Agent: The H.t. Than Law Group

20100151363 - Fuel cell: In a fuel cell that includes an electrolyte (10), and an anode (20) and a cathode (30) which constitute a pair of electrodes that are arranged sandwiching the electrolyte (10), the cathode (30) includes catalyst particles (24) and trapping particles (38). The catalyst particles (24) operate as catalysts for a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100151362 - Particulate carbon carrying fine particle thereon, process for production thereof, and electrodes for fuel cells: The fine particles of a perovskite type composite metal oxide which contains a noble metal element in its crystal lattice and has an average crystallite size of from 1 to 20 nm are supported on carbon particles. To manufacture such fine particle-supporting carbon particles, a solution containing complex ions of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

  
06/10/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20100143753 - Battery pack: A battery pack includes a bare cell; a circuit module on the bare cell and electrically connected to the bare cell; a loop antenna attached to the bare cell and electrically connected to the circuit module; and a PTC device on the loop antenna and electrically connected to the circuit... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100143754 - Shutdown strategy to avoid carbon corrosion due to slow hydrogen/air intrusion rates: A fuel cell system including a fuel cell stack having a plurality of fuel cells, each of the fuel cells including an electrolyte membrane disposed between an anode and a cathode, an anode supply manifold in fluid communication with the anodes of the fuel cells, the anode supply manifold providing... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20100143755 - Multi-channel fuel reformer with augmented heat transfer: A planar endothermic reformer assembly comprising only a few macrochannels rather than many microchannels as in the prior art. The macrochannels are arranged alternately in a stack for reforming and hot gas flow in a cross-flow reformer/heat exchanger. The assembly includes four manifolds. An external combustor supplies heat to the... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc Legal Staff - M/c 483-400-402

20100143756 - Connecting apparatus in fuel cell system and fuel cell system including the connecting apparatus: A connecting apparatus in a fuel cell system and a fuel cell system including the connecting apparatus include a pipe module and a controller controlling the operation of the pipe module. The pipe module includes a first valve connecting a fuel processor and an anode of a stack, a second... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100143757 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell; a normally-closed first shut-off valve provided upstream from the fuel cell and opening and closing pipes c1 and allowing air supplied from an air pump to pass therethrough; a normally-closed second shut-off valve opening and closing a pipe allowing cathode off-gas, discharged... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100143758 - Fuel cell bipolar plate for preventing flooding: The present invention provides a fuel cell bipolar plate in which an air gap or a material layer having a heat transfer coefficient lower than that of the bipolar plate is provided so as to reduce total amount of liquid water generated in a fuel cell, thereby preventing the occurrence... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100143759 - Modular fuel cell system: A modular fuel cell system (1) is provided, especially for use in vehicles, with a fuel cell module (2), which has a stack (7) of a plurality fuel cell elements (6) between a first end plate (4) and a second end plate (5), with a burner-heat exchanger module (3), which... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20100143760 - Inhibitor for prevention of braze migration in solid oxide fuel cells: During manufacture of an SOFC assembly, an inhibitor is included to prevent migration of silver braze during subsequent use of the SOFC assembly. The inhibitor may take any of several forms, either individually or in combination. Inhibitors comprehended by the present invention include, but are not limited to: a) a... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc Legal Staff - M/c 483-400-402

20100143761 - Method for impregnating a solid oxide fuel cell cathode with silver to reduce electrical resistance: A method for improving performance of an SOFC by impregnation of the cathode with metallic silver. A solution of AgNO3 in acetonitrile is imbibed into a perovskite cathode fabricated on a electrolyte layer supported by an anode, defining an SOFC cell. The cathode imbibition may be repeated a plurality of... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc Legal Staff - M/c 483-400-402

20100143762 - Method for improving robustness of solid oxide fuel cell stacks: A method for forming a solid oxide fuel cell stack from a plurality of individual solid oxide fuel cells, wherein the anodes of the solid oxide fuel cells are infiltrated by one or more materials for making the anodes less sensitive to sulfur poisoning and/or less subject to carbon degradation... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc Legal Staff - M/c 483-400-402

20100143763 - Laminated plate repeating fuel cell unit for an sofc stack: An improved SOFC repeating fuel cell unit comprising three flat plates and a cell retainer. The three flat plates are metallurgically joined (brazed or laser welded) into a subassembly to which is added the fuel cell and cell retainer (which may also be joined as a second subassembly). Each flat... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc Legal Staff - M/c 483-400-402

20100143764 - Electrolyte for fuel cell, electrolyte membrane for fuel cell, binder for fuel cell, membrane electrode assembly for fuel cell, and fuel cell: Disclosed is an electrolyte for fuel cells, which is mainly composed of a copolycondensate of a polyimide having an alkoxysilyl group at an end and an alkoxysilane having an ion-conducting group. Also disclosed are an electrolyte membrane for fuel cells, a binder for fuel cells and a membrane electrode assembly... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100143765 - Fuel cell stack: A fuel cell stack including a first end plate, a second end plate, at least a fuel cell, a first current collector and a second current collector is provided. The first end plate includes a first end plate structure component, which is combined with a first end plate manifold component.... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100143766 - Fuel cell stack: A fuel cell stack includes a casing containing a plurality of fuel cell units. A ridge is formed integrally at the center in the width direction of a side panel of the casing. The ridge contacts a load receiver to support the load of the fuel cell units. A plurality... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100143767 - Binder compositions and membrane electrode assemblies employing the same: Binder composites for membrane electrode assemblies and membrane electrode assemblies employing the same are provided. The binder composition includes a solvent, a hyper-branched polymer and a polymer with high ion conductivity, wherein the hyper-branched polymer and the polymer with high conductivity of hydronium are distributed uniformly over the solvent, and... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100143768 - Composite catalyst for electrode and electrochemical cell using the same: A composite catalyst for an electrode is described, including platinum for dehydrogenation, an element E for water dissociation, and a material MOx for stabilization of the element E, wherein x ranges from 0 to 3.... Agent: J C Patents

20100143769 - Anodic dendritic growth suppression system for secondary lithium batteries: Provided herein are methods for manufacturing lithium-metal anode [18] assemblies for thin-film, thick-film and hulk secondary batteries that use liquid or gel-type electrolytes [14], and lithium-metal anode [18] assemblies for thick-film and bulk secondary batteries that use solid electrolytes [18]. These methods involve electrolytic formation of a lithium metal anode... Agent: Paul J White, Patent Counsel National Renewable Energy Laboratory (nrel)

20100143770 - Cid retention device for li-ion cell: A low pressure current interrupt device (CID) activates at a minimal threshold internal gauge pressure in a range of, for example, between about 4 kg/cm2 and about 9 kg/cm2. Preferably, the CID includes a first conductive plate and a second conductive plate in electrical communication with the first conductive plate,... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20100143771 - Rotatable battery pack: A rotatable battery pack having a first electrode plate and a second electrode plate disposed in parallel to each other and allowing a plurality of battery cells to be disposed between the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate; a casing enclosing the first electrode plate and the second... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100143772 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery includes: an electrode group including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode; a case housing the electrode group; a cap-up electrically connected with the electrode group and combined with the case; a vent plate installed below... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100143773 - Lithium secondary battery, secondary battery module, and secondary battery pack: A lithium secondary battery having improved output power includes a plurality of wound electrode bodies in a battery can. Each wound electrode body is formed by winding a cathode and an anode with a separator placed the separator between the cathode and the anode. Each of the wound electrode bodies... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100143774 - Rechargeable battery and electrode assembly: A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly that includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a first bipolar electrode between the negative electrode and the positive electrode, and a second bipolar electrode between an outer surface of the electrode assembly and the positive electrode or between a center of the... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100143775 - Battery cover assembly for portable electronic device: A battery cover assembly for a portable electronic device, the battery cover assembly includes a housing, a removable battery cover and a locking mechanism. The housing has a latching portion. The locking mechanism latches the battery cover to the housing, and includes an operating member, a slidable member and an... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100143780 - Battery cover latch assembly: A battery cover latch assembly comprises a battery housing member, a battery cover, a plurality of first latching elements and a plurality of second latching elements. The first latching elements are mounted to the battery cover. Each first latching elements includes a first latching portion. The second latching elements are... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100143777 - Battery cover latch mechanism: A battery cover latch mechanism is provided including a housing, a battery cover and an elastic sheet. The battery cover includes a cover body. The battery cover has one end portion directly detachable locked to the housing. The cover body defines a cutout to form an elastic pressing portion of... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100143778 - Battery cover latch mechanism and portable electronic device using same: A battery cover latch mechanism used to releasably latching a battery cover to a housing, the battery cover latch mechanism includes a clasp positioned on the battery cover; and a button. The button includes a resilient member, a main portion positioned on a middle of the resilient member, and two... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100143779 - Battery cover latching mechanism: A battery cover latching mechanism is provided. The battery cover latching mechanism includes a body member, a battery cover, and an elastic member. One end of the elastic member resists the body member, the other end of the elastic member resists the battery cover. The battery cover is attached to... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100143776 - Lead storage battery and grip arrangement thereof: The invention relates to a grip arrangement (1) for battery boxes comprising a grip element (2), which can be connected to at least one end of a rope (4) attachable to the battery bus so that an end of the rope (4) provided with an end piece (8) is guided... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20100143781 - Methods for the preparation and purification of electrolytes for redox flow batteries: A method for preparing a redox flow battery electrolyte is provided. In some embodiments, the method includes the processing of raw materials containing sources of chromium ions and/or iron ions. The method further comprises the removal of impurities such as metal ions from those raw materials. In some embodiments, a... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20100143782 - Prismatic-cell battery pack with integral coolant passages: A prismatic-cell battery pack is provided with integral coolant passages including an intake plenum, an exhaust plenum, and a distributed array of coolant channels coupled between the intake plenum and the exhaust plenum. Coolant medium forced into the intake plenum enters the coolant channels in parallel, draws heat away from... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc Legal Staff - M/c 483-400-402

20100143783 - Nonaqueous secondary battery separator and process for its fabrication: This invention provides a separator for a nonaqueous rechargeable battery comprising a composite porous membrane that has both a shutdown function and heat resistance good enough to be effective for the suppression of meltdown, desired in a high-performance nonaqueous rechargeable battery having increased energy density, increased output, and increased size,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100143784 - Manganese oxide composite electrodes for lithium batteries: An activated electrode for a non-aqueous electrochemical cell is disclosed with a precursor thereof a lithium metal oxide with the formula x{zLi2MnO3.(1−z)LiM′O2}.(1−x)LiMn2−yMyO4 for 0<x<1; 0≦y≦0.5; and 0<z<1, comprised of layered zLi2MnO3.(1−z)LiM′O2 and spinel LiMn2−yMyO4 components, physically mixed or blended with one another or separated from one another in a compartmentalized... Agent: Olson & Cepuritis, Ltd.

20100143785 - Battery pack: A battery pack is constructed with at least two battery cells that are arranged in parallel to each other and provided with surfaces facing each other, and a spacer structure interposed between the facing surfaces of the battery cells. A through-hole is formed in an interior portion of the spacer... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20100143786 - Rechargeable battery and battery module using the same: A rechargeable battery includes an electrode group for producing electricity, a case for housing the electrode group, a cap plate combined with the case, an electrode terminal electrically coupled to the electrode group, and a fixing member disposed inside the case and combined to the support shaft portion. The electrode... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20100143787 - Secondary battery having improved safety by deformation of electrode assembly-receiving portion in case: Disclosed herein is a secondary battery constructed in a structure in which pluralities of electrode tabs, protruding from an electrode assembly, are connected to corresponding electrode leads, and the electrode assembly is mounted in a receiving part, wherein a battery case is multi-formed, such that the battery case presses the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100143790 - Nonaqueous electrolyte battery: A nonaqueous electrolyte battery includes a case, a nonaqueous electrolyte provided in the case, a positive electrode provided in the case, and a negative electrode provided in the case, including a negative electrode active material and an electronic conductor containing a carbonaceous material, wherein a negative electrode working potential is... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100143788 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery including a bare cell, a protection circuit module electrically coupled to the bare cell, and a holder between the bare cell and the protection circuit module, wherein the protection circuit module includes a flexible printed circuit board having an upper and a lower surface, a charging/discharging terminal... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20100143789 - Secondary battery: Disclosed is a secondary battery that enhances the safety and reliability thereof by preventing the danger of ignition and explosion when it is compressed or damaged due to an external impact. The secondary battery includes an electrode assembly including a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate, and a separator;... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20100143791 - Cathode active material, cathode including the cathode active material, and lithium battery including the cathode: A cathode active material, a cathode including the cathode active material, and a lithium battery including the cathode. The cathode active material includes a lithium composite oxide and a lithium titanium oxide, wherein the lithium titanium oxide includes titanium having an average oxidation number of 4-y (0<y<2). The lithium titanium... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100143792 - Cap assembly and secondary battery having the same: The cap assembly includes an electrode terminal, a cap plate having a terminal through-hole, and a gasket disposed between the electrode terminal and the cap plate, and a distance between an outermost edge of the gasket and an outermost edge of the cap plate is 0.7 times or greater than... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100143794 - Battery cover assembly for portable electronic device: A battery cover assembly for a portable electronic device, the battery cover assembly includes a housing, a removeable battery cover, and a locking mechanism. The housing defines a receiving hole. The battery cover forms a latching portion. The locking mechanism latches the cover to the housing. The locking mechanism includes... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100143793 - Battery pack: The battery pack of the present invention includes a circuit board placed on the upper side of a unit cell, an upper cover placed on the upper side of the circuit board, and a resin mold that is formed in between the upper cover and the upper surface of the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100143795 - Battery and a process for making a battery: A process for making a battery includes providing a lid (31) having a least one metal insert (22) containing an aperture or apertures (26) for the plate lugs. During assembly of the battery the lid (31) is placed over the plate stack such that the plate lugs of the battery... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20100143796 - Battery enveloping assembly and battery: A battery enveloping assembly and a battery incorporating such an enveloping assembly are disclosed. The enveloping assembly comprises an explosion-proof assembly and an enveloping base. A cavity configured to house the explosion-proof assembly is provided at a center of the enveloping base. A supporting surface configured to support the explosion-proof... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us

20100143797 - Secondary lithium battery electrolyte and secondary lithium battery including the same: b

20100143798 - Nano graphene reinforced nanocomposite particles for lithium battery electrodes: A solid nanocomposite particle composition for lithium metal or lithium ion battery electrode applications. The composition comprises: (A) an electrode active material in a form of fine particles, rods, wires, fibers, or tubes with a dimension smaller than 1 μm; (B) nano graphene platelets (NGPs); and (C) a protective matrix... Agent: Bor Z.jang

20100143799 - Cathode and lithium battery using the same: A cathode and a lithium battery including the cathode have improved electrical characteristics. The cathode includes a cathode active material composition including a conducting agent, a binder, and a cathode active material, wherein the cathode active material includes a first lithium compound and a second lithium compound, the first lithium... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100143800 - Negative active material for lithium secondary battery, preparing method thereof and lithium secondary battery including the same: c

20100143801 - Lithium metal composite oxide particles, process of producing lithium metal composite oxide particles, electrode structure containing lithium metal composite oxide particles, process of producing electrode structure , and lithium secondary battery having: There is provided a lithium secondary battery having a high capacity and excellent high-rate discharge characteristic and charge/discharge cycle characteristic. The lithium secondary battery comprises a negative electrode, a positive electrode and an ionic conductor, wherein the positive electrode comprises lithium metal composite oxide particles; the lithium metal composite oxide... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100143802 - Manufacturing method of positive electrode active material and positive electrode active material: A positive electrode active material for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries includes a coating layer containing at least nickel (Ni) and/or manganese (Mn) on the surface of a complex oxide particle containing lithium (Li) and cobalt (Co), wherein a binding energy value obtained by analysis of a surface state by an... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100143803 - Cathode and lithium battery using same: A cathode and a lithium battery including the cathode include a cathode active material that is obtained from a compound, Li2MoO3, in which molybdenum is doped or partially substituted with a heterogeneous element. The cathode active material includes a compound represented by LixMyMozO3, in which M is a dopant that... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100143804 - Anode active material for lithium secondary battery, method of manufacturing the same, and lithium secondary battery including the anode active material: An anode active material includes a material alloyable with lithium coated with an oxide including lithium or coated with a complex of an oxide including lithium and an electrically conductive material. An anode of a lithium secondary battery includes the anode active material.... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100143806 - Method for producing low-acid lithium borate salts and mixtures of low-acid lithium borate salts and lithium hydride: A mixture of low-acid lithium borate salts and lithium hydride, to methods for producing the same and to the use thereof for battery electrolytes.... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP

20100143805 - Nitroxides for lithium-ion batteries: This invention relates to overcharge protection and molecular redox shuttles in rechargeable lithium-ion cells. For this, specific nitroxyls or oxoammonium salts are used in the electrolyte. This invention also relates to a method of producing such lithium-ion cells and to a method of recharging such lithium-ion cells. This invention also... Agent: Basf Performance Products LLC Patent Department

20100143807 - Porous clusters of silver powder promoted by zirconium oxide for use as a catalyst in gas diffusion electrodes, and method for the production thereof: A catalyst including: a plurality of porous clusters of silver particles, each cluster including: (a) a plurality of primary particles of silver, and (b) crystalline particles of zirconium oxide (ZrO2), wherein at least a portion of the crystalline particles of ZrO2 is located in pores formed by a surface of... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100143808 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell has a porous fuel gas passage formed of a porous metal disposed within an anode-side outer frame plate, a porous coolant passage formed of a porous metal within an intermediate outer frame plate, and a porous oxidizer gas passage formed of a porous metal within a cathode-side... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100143809 - Air bleed through fuel cell fuel recycle loop: In a fuel cell power plant (9) air bleed is provided to the anode flow fields (13) of a stack (11) of fuel cells by introducing the air into the recycle loop (23, 24) upstream of the recycle drive (25). The source of air may be the cathode air supply... Agent: M.p. Williams

20100143810 - Fuel cell system and method of operating the same: A method of operating a fuel cell system with at least one fuel cell unit comprising a plurality of fuel cells, each having one anode and one cathode, the anode adjoining an anode gas compartment and the cathode adjoining a cathode gas compartment, hydrogen being supplied to the anode and... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100143811 - Water oxidation catalyst: A catalyst for the photo-electrolysis of water molecules, the catalyst including catalytic groups comprising tetra-manganese-oxo clusters. A plurality of the catalytic groups are supported on a conductive support substrate capable of incorporating water molecules. At least some of the catalytic groups, supported by the support substrate, are able to catalytically... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP Newark

20100143812 - Power supply device: A clean power supply unit with a high fuel utilization rate using a fuel cell is provided. The power supply unit of the present invention comprises a fuel cell using methanol as fuel; a secondary battery for supplying power to a load; a fuel cell control part for controlling the... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100143813 - Freeze start operation in a fuel cell with a blocked anode cell: Methods for starting a fuel cell system are provided. In one embodiment, the method includes providing hydrogen to an inlet of an anode of the fuel cell pressurizing the anode to a pressure; determining whether a blocked cell condition exists; if a blocked cell condition exists, if no blocked cell... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

20100143815 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell system which provides stable cell outputs at startup. The fuel cell system comprises: a fuel cell stack including a laminate formed by combining a membrane electrode assembly composed of an electrolyte membrane, an anode jointed to one side of the electrolyte membrane, and a cathode joined to... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100143814 - Fuel cell stack flow hood: The present invention is concerned with improved fuel cell stack assemblies, and methods of operation of a fuel cell stack assembly, particularly with improved gas flow and thermal management.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100143816 - Fuel cell system with sensor for detecting pressure fluctuations in a fluid supply train: The present invention relates to a fuel cell system with a fluid supply element and/or fluid control element. The fuel cell system includes a fuel cell, an anode train, and a cathode train. The fluid supply element and fluid control elements are disposed within the anode train and/or the cathode... Agent: Ronald E. Greigg Greigg & Greigg P.l.l.c.

20100143817 - Gaskets and bipolar plates for pem fuel cells: A bipolar plate (1) in combination with a sealant (50, 70) for a PEM fuel cell, wherein the bipolar plate (1) has an anode side with first flow channels (20) for transport of a proton-donating fuel or a cathode side with second flow channels (12) for transport of proton-accepting fluid,... Agent: James C. Wray

20100143818 - Copper-substituted perovskite compositions for solid oxide fuel cell cathodes and oxygen reduction electrodes in other electrochemical devices: The present invention provides novel compositions that find advantageous use in making electrodes for electrochemical cells. Also provided are electrochemical devices that include active oxygen reduction electrodes, such as solid oxide fuel cells, sensors, pumps and the like. The compositions comprises a copper-substituted ferrite perovskite material. The invention also provides... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20100143819 - Polymer electrolyte fuel cell and manufacturing method for electrode-membrane-frame assembly: In a manufacturing method for an electrode-membrane-frame assembly in a fuel cell, a first frame member and an electrolyte membrane member are arranged in a first mold for injection molding such that the edge of the electrolyte membrane member is arranged on the first frame member, a second mold is... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100143820 - Anode catalyst and methods of making and using the same: The present disclosure relates to an ion conductive material useful as an anode catalyst comprising LaCrO3, a vanadium oxide (VOx) and a solid electrolyte, and methods of making the same. The catalysts are useful in solid oxide fuels cells and, in particular, using impure hydrogen.... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.

20100143822 - Carbon nanotube and nonofiber film-based membrane electrode assemblies: A membrane electrode assembly (MEA) for a fuel cell comprising a catalyst layer and a method of making the same. The catalyst layer can include a plurality of catalyst nanoparticles, e.g., platinum, disposed on buckypaper. The catalyst layer can have 1% or less binder prior to attachment to the membrane... Agent: Gregory A. Nelson Novak Druce & Quigg LLP

20100143821 - Compositions of nanometal particles containing a metal or alloy and platinum particles: A composition comprising an admixture of at least platinum particles and metal nanoparticles of metal that, when in admixture with the platinum particles, beneficially alters the characteristics of the platinum, including metals selected from one or more of the metals in groups 3-16, lanthanides, combinations thereof, and/or alloys thereof. The... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100143823 - Electrolyte membrane and membrane electrode assembly using the same: c

20100143824 - Interlocking structure for high temperature electrochemical device and method for making the same: Layered structures and associated fabrication methods that serve as the foundation for preparing high-operating-temperature electrochemical cells have a porous ceramic layer and a porous metal support or current collector layer bonded by mechanical interlocking which is provided by interpenetration of the layers and/or roughness of the metal surface. The porous... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20100143825 - Metallic separator for fuel cell and method of fabricating the same: Provided are a metallic separator for fuel cell in which a Cr2N layer is formed on the surface of base metals, and a method of fabricating the metallic separator for fuel cell. The method comprises: plating chromium layer on the surface of the base metal; and forming a Cr2N layer... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20100143826 - Fibrous anode with high surface-to-volume ratio for fuel cells and a fuel cell with such anode: A fuel cell anode with high surface-to-volume ratio made of fibrous mat is disclosed. The fuel cell anode can be a fibrous mat produced by electrospinning method. The disclosed anode enables to fuel with saccharides fuel cells. In a preferred embodiment the fuel cell anode is provided wherein the anode... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

  
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20100136374 - Protective circuit module and secondary battery including the same: A protective circuit module and a secondary battery including the same. The secondary battery includes: an electrode assembly, a can to house the electrode assembly, and a cap assembly to seal an opening of the can. The protective circuit module includes: a first module electrically connected to the cap assembly;... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100136373 - Secondary battery: An easily assembled pack type secondary battery. The secondary battery includes a bare cell, a protection circuit module having a circuit board and coupled with the bare cell, and a top case covering the circuit board of the protection circuit module and having a coupling slot into which at least... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20100136375 - In line height measurement system for planar fuel cell: An in-line planar fuel cell height measurement system is mainly composed of a main stand, at least a top platform above a high temperature furnace, a displacement detection unit on the top platform with a central axis connecting to an extension rod that goes downward into the high temperature furnace... Agent: Michael Lin

20100136377 - Fuel cell system and driving method thereof: A method of driving a fuel cell system according to embodiments of the present invention includes supplying a first amount of oxidizer (which is less than a normal amount of oxidizer) to a fuel cell stack while continuously supplying fuel to the fuel cell stack, supplying a second amount of... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100136376 - Improvements in or relating to fuel cells: A method of fuelling an intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cell comprises providing a fuel rich in carbon monoxide to an anode region, after the fuel has contacted a water gas shift reaction catalyst in the region of the anode, so that the water gas shift reaction occurs due to the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100136378 - Fuel reformer burner of fuel cell system: A fuel reformer burner in which fuel gas and anode-off-gas (AOG) may be burned and backfire may be prevented during combustion of AOG includes a fuel supply portion, an anode-off-gas (AOG) supply portion; and a combustion air supply portion. The fuel supply portion and the AOG supply portion are arranged... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100136379 - Apparatus for high efficiency operation of fuel cell systems and method of manufacturing same: A drive circuit comprising a DC bus configured to supply power to a load, a first fuel cell coupled to the DC bus and configured to provide a first power output to the DC bus, and a second fuel cell coupled to the DC bus and configured to provide a... Agent: Ge Trading & Licensing

20100136380 - Solid oxide cell and solid oxide cell stack: A solid oxide cell obtainable by a process comprising the steps of: depositing a fuel electrode layer on a fuel electrode support layer; depositing an electrolyte layer comprising stabilised zirconia on the fuel electrode layer to provide an assembly of fuel electrode support, fuel electrode and electrolyte; optionally sintering the... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100136381 - Electrode plate multi-end sides to single end side current collector of an electricity storage/discharge device: The present invention discloses that the auxiliary electric conductor is additionally installed between the positive or negative electrode plates being installed at the edge inside the individual electrode cell having electrode plates and the electrode cell casing, and the insulator is further installed between the electrode plate and the auxiliary... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100136382 - Mechanically joined bipolar plates and method therefor: Exemplary embodiments include a product and a method of a bipolar plate assembly having a pair of plates, the bipolar plate assembly being a part of a fuel cell stack. The pair of plates may be joined together at their respective borders by a mechanical forming process.... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.

20100136383 - Novel printed fuel cell with integrated gas channels: A method of manufacturing a fuel cell includes applying a sacrificial material periodically to a surface of an anode substrate, wherein at least some areas of the anode substrate have no sacrificial material. A first gas diffusion layer is applied to the sacrificial material, and a first catalyst material is... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP / Xerox - Parc

20100136384 - Battery thermal event detection system using an electrical conductor with a thermally interruptible insulator: A method and apparatus is provided for determining when a battery, or one or more batteries within a battery pack, undergoes an undesired thermal event such as thermal runaway. The system uses an insulated conductive member mounted in close proximity to, or in contact with, an external surface of the... Agent: Telsa Motors, Inc.

20100136385 - Method and apparatus for maintaining cell wall integrity during thermal runaway using an outer layer of intumescent material: A method and apparatus is provided in which a layer of an intumescent material surrounds the casing of a battery, the layer helping to prevent the formation of perforations in the battery casing during a thermal runaway event and, if a perforation is formed, inhibiting the flow of hot, pressurized... Agent: Telsa Motors, Inc.

20100136386 - Battery cell containment and venting: A battery has a casing holding plural cells and a mesh wrapped around the cells to contain pieces of an exploding cell within the casing. To prevent overpressurization of the casing from the gas emitted by an exploding cell, a pressure relief feature is provided that allows gas to pass... Agent: Rogitz & Associates

20100136388 - Cap assembly and secondary battery using the same: A cap assembly for a battery and a battery incorporating the cap assembly. The cap assembly includes a plate that connects the electrodes of the bare cell of the battery. The cap assembly includes a vent member that includes a protrusion that is physically connected to the plate. Excess pressure... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100136387 - Cell cap assembly with recessed terminal and enlarged insulating gasket: A simplified cell design is provided for a battery utilizing the 18650 form-factor, the simplified cell design reducing manufacturing cost, battery weight and the risk of shorting between the battery case and the battery terminal. In the cap assembly of the disclosed battery, the safety vent element, which is recessed... Agent: Telsa Motors, Inc.

20100136390 - Battery storage system: A battery storage system includes: a plurality of battery modules that are electrically connected in series and in parallel, each comprising a plurality of battery cells; a plurality of sensors provided to each of the plurality of battery modules, that output at least signals corresponding to voltage and current of... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100136389 - Power storage unit and vehicle having power storage unit: A battery unit is constituted of a battery assembly, coolant for cooling the battery assembly, a battery case containing the battery assembly and the coolant, an electric resistivity detector for detecting the electric resistivity of the coolant, and a battery ECU that determines whether the electric resistivity detected by the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100136391 - Active thermal runaway mitigation system for use within a battery pack: An active thermal runaway mitigation system is provided that mitigates the effects of a single cell undergoing thermal runaway, thereby preventing the propagation of the thermal runaway event to neighboring cells within the battery pack. The provided system includes at least one, fluid-containing conduit in proximity to the cells within... Agent: Telsa Motors, Inc.

20100136392 - Cell temperature sensing apparatus for a batttery module: A printed circuit board supported over the top surface of a multi-cell battery module for battery cell voltage and temperature monitoring has an array of openings in alignment with selected battery cells for receiving temperature-sensing units that electrically couple with contacts formed on the printed circuit board and resiliently engage... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc Legal Staff - M/c 483-400-402

20100136393 - Lithium ion secondary battery: In a lithium ion secondary battery, a lithium-nickel-containing composite oxide that contains lithium and nickel is used as a positive electrode active material, and a negative electrode active material having a melting temperature of 1200° C. or less in a lithium-absorbed state is included in a negative electrode active material... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100136394 - Secondary battery and method for producing the same: A secondary battery includes an electrode plate group (1) in which a positive electrode plate (2) and a negative electrode plate (3) are wound or stacked with a separator (4) interposed therebetween and a battery case (7) in which the electrode plate group (1) and an electrolyte are contained. At... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100136395 - Battery cover assembly for portable electronic device: A battery cover assembly for a portable electronic device, the battery cover assembly includes a housing, a removable battery cover and a locking mechanism. The housing defines an opening and a receiving hole communicating each other. The removable battery cover includes a protrusion. The locking mechanism includes a latching member... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100136396 - Cell separator for minimizing thermal runaway propagation within a battery pack: A spacer assembly for use with a cell mounting bracket in a battery pack is provided. The spacer assembly, comprised of one or more spacers, maintains the positions of the batteries within the battery pack during a thermal event and after the cell mounting bracket loses structural integrity due to... Agent: Telsa Motors, Inc.

20100136401 - Battery cover latching assembly: A battery cover latching assembly comprises a battery housing member, a battery cover and a plurality of latching members. The battery cover is mounted to the battery housing and has a first surface facing the battery housing member. The battery cover has a plurality of latching portions protruding from the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100136397 - Battery holding structure: A battery holding structure includes a battery receptacle, a receiving chamber, and a locking member. The battery is received in the battery receptacle, and the receiving chamber communicates with the battery receptacle. The locking member is received in the receiving chamber for locking the battery. The battery receptacle includes a... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100136399 - Cover mechanism: A cover mechanism for an electronic device is provided including a base member, a cover member, and two connecting members. The cover member is movably and permanently attached to the base member, including a limiting assembly, and defining a sliding groove. The connecting members connect the cover member and the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100136400 - Latching module, battery cover assembly using the latching module and portable electronic device using the battery cover assembly: A latching module includes a main body and two elastic members. The main body includes two opposite sidewalls and a first surface connecting with the sidewalls, the first surface configured for resisting the battery. The two elastic members are respectively mounted to the sidewalls of the main body. Each elastic... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100136398 - Portable computer and locking mechanism thereof: A portable computer and a locking mechanism thereof are provided. The portable computer includes a battery, a host and a locking mechanism. The battery has a locking hole. The battery includes a restraining protrusion. The host has a receiving through. The locking mechanism is disposed in the receiving through. The... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100136405 - Battery pack with optimized mechanical, electrical, and thermal management: Disclosed is a multi-cell battery pack system with integrated thermal and electrical management that includes a plurality of cells, a plurality of cradles that each define a channel that extends through the length of the cradle and having an external surface that mechanically positions each of the cells radially around... Agent: Schox PLC

20100136406 - Cooling device of battery pack: A battery pack including battery cells, a housing to house the battery cells, and a cooling device that cools air flowing through the housing. The cooling device may be installed on an intermediate portion of the housing. The cooling device may include a cooling pipe, in which water flows.... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100136403 - Electric facility operating according to galvanic principles: b

20100136402 - Sealed battery enclosure: A sealed battery enclosure to extend the life of the batteries contained therein is provided, the sealed battery enclosure significantly reducing contamination from water or other liquids and gases.... Agent: Patent Law Office Of David G. Beck

20100136404 - Thermal barrier structure for containing thermal runaway propagation within a battery pack: A battery pack is provided that includes one or more thermal barrier elements, the thermal barrier elements dividing the cells within the battery pack into groups of cells. The thermal barrier elements that separate the cells into groups prevent a thermal runaway event initiated in one group of cells from... Agent: Telsa Motors, Inc.

20100136407 - Battery cell with a partial dielectric barrier for improved battery pack mechanical and thermal performance: The adverse effects of the dielectric material covering the lateral outer surface of a conventional battery are eliminated by replacing it with a dielectric barrier that covers less than 20 percent of the lateral outer surface of the cell case; more preferably less than 15 percent of the lateral outer... Agent: Patent Law Office Of David G. Beck

20100136408 - Battery pack: Disclosed is a battery pack that can secure the mounting space of a circuit device in a circuit module, can simplify the assembling process of a bare cell and a circuit module, and can miniaturize the battery by lowering the height between the bare cell and the circuit module. The... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100136409 - Battery cell with a partial dielectric barrier for improved battery pack mechanical and thermal performance: The adverse effects of the dielectric material covering the cylindrical case of a conventional 18650 cell are eliminated by replacing it with a ring-shaped dielectric material, wherein the ring-shaped dielectric material does not extend down or otherwise cover the cylindrical outer surface of the cell's casing. The ring-shaped dielectric material... Agent: Patent Law Office Of David G. Beck

20100136410 - Separator for lithium ion secondary battery and method for manufacturing the same: A separator for a lithium ion secondary battery with an alloy based negative electrode, wherein a dynamic friction coefficient of at least one surface is 0.1 or more and 0.4 or less, and a method for manufacturing the same.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100136412 - Method for producing lithium-containing composite oxide and non-aqueous secondary battery: where M represents at least one element selected from the group consisting of Ni, Co and Mn, Me represents a metal element that is different from M, 0.95≦x≦1.10 and 0.1≦y≦1. A lithium compound and a compound that contains M and Me are baked. The thus-obtained baked product is washed with... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100136411 - Prismatic cell with outer electrode layers coated on a single side: Embodiments of the present invention provide an electrochemical cell including a stack of electrode layers and separator layers. The electrode layers include anode layers and cathode layers disposed in an alternating manner and separated by the separator layers. The two outer electrode layers of the stack are of the same... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20100136413 - Method and apparatus for the external application of battery pack encapsulant: A method and apparatus for simplifying battery pack encapsulation is provided. The battery pack includes a pair of complementary housing members with each housing member including a plurality of cell contraints into which the ends of corresponding battery cells are inserted during assembly. One or both housing members also include... Agent: Patent Law Office Of David G. Beck

20100136414 - Apparatus for storing energy and method for manufacturing the same: An apparatus for storing energy may include: a plurality of nanowire cells electrically connected to each other; and a storage for storing electrical energy generated from the nanowire cells. Each of the plurality of nanowire cells may include: first and second electrodes disposed at an interval; and a nanowire, which... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100136416 - Card battery: Disclosed is a card type battery that has both functions of a smart card and a battery. The card battery can prevent a short caused by contact with an external device, reduce a total thickness of the battery and improve bonding strength between internal elements of the battery.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100136415 - Insulating case for secondary battery and secondary battery having the same: An insulating case for a secondary battery and a secondary battery having the same, the insulating case having opposing first and second portions. The first portion faces an electrode assembly of the secondary battery and has a first melting point. The second portion faces a cap assembly of the secondary... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100136417 - Battery cover latch assembly: A battery cover latch assembly comprised a battery housing member and a battery cover. The battery housing member includes a first sidewall and a second sidewall opposite to the second sidewall. The battery housing member has two first guiding grooves and two first guiding poles. The first guiding grooves are... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100136418 - Secondary battery: Disclosed is a pack type secondary battery that can be assembled by a simple process. The secondary battery comprises: a bare cell; a protection circuit module including a circuit board and a supporting member to combine the circuit board with the bare cell; and a top case covering the circuit... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100136419 - Battery pack: Disclosed is a battery pack that can improve bonding strength between a bare cell and a case by combining a beading part of a bare cell with a projection on an inner surface of a case. The battery pack comprises a bare cell and an upper case. The bare cell... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20100136421 - Cell cap assembly with recessed terminal and enlarged insulating gasket: A simplified cell design is provided for a battery utilizing the 18650 form-factor in which the CID and PTC elements are eliminated, thereby reducing manufacturing cost and battery weight. To reduce the risk of shorting between the battery case and the battery terminal, the battery terminal is recessed relative to... Agent: Telsa Motors, Inc.

20100136420 - Cell-module cartridge and mid-large battery module including the same: Disclosed herein are a cell module cartridge including a cartridge body constructed in a rectangular structure in which a plate-shaped secondary battery cell is mounted to the cartridge body, the cartridge body being open at the top thereof, and a top cover mounted to the open top of the cartridge... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100136422 - Secondary battery with improved capacity and installation convenience: A secondary battery includes a bare cell having an electrode terminal and a cap plate, and a protective circuit module protecting the bare cell. The protective circuit module includes a first module positioned on an upper surface of the bare cell, a second module positioned on a lower surface of... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20100136423 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery has a bare cell including a can, an electrode assembly in the can and a cap assembly sealing the can. A protective circuit module is on the bare cell, the protective circuit module including a metal protective circuit board.... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100136424 - Multi-wall battery for maintaining cell wall integrity during thermal runaway: A battery is provided in which a thermal insulator or other material is interposed between the electrode assembly and the inner surface of the cell casing, the additional layer(s) inhibiting the formation of wall perforations in the battery casing during a thermal runaway event.... Agent: Telsa Motors, Inc.

20100136425 - Rapid exchange battery construction: A rapid exchange battery construction is applied in a battery module of an electric device to supply power. The battery module is pivoted with a rotatable handle, a catching member is disposed on the handle, and a fixing structure is erected on a base of a battery assembly structure. A... Agent: Stevens & Showalter LLP

20100136426 - Resistance-stabilizing additives for electrolyte: A resistance-stabilizing additive to an electrolyte for a battery cell in an implantable medical device is presented. At least one resistance-stabilizing additive is selected from a group comprising an electron withdrawing group, an aromatic diacid salt, an inorganic salt, an aliphatic organic acid, an aromatic diacid, and an aromatic monoacid.... Agent: Mueting, Raasch & Gebhardt, P.A.

20100136427 - Water based lithium secondary battery: The present invention provides a water based lithium secondary battery that can inhibit deteriorations in capacity owing to charge-and-discharge operations and maintain a high capacity even after it is charged and discharged repeatedly. The water based lithium secondary battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator sandwiched between... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100136428 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: The non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery of the present invention is provided with an electrode plate group and a non-aqueous electrolyte, the electrode plate group including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, a positive electrode lead connected to the positive... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100136430 - Ncm positive active material for secondary battery and secondary battery including the same: An NCM positive active material composition and a secondary battery including the same are disclosed. The NCM positive active material composition has a good conductivity and increased capacity, and is prepared by utilizing a high density mixture. The NCM positive active material composition includes an NCM positive active material, a... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100136429 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode (5), a negative electrode (6) and a porous insulation layer (7). The positive electrode (5) includes a positive electrode current collector (51) and a positive electrode mixture layer (52), and the negative electrode (6) includes a negative electrode current collector (61)... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100136431 - Anode active material, anode including the anode active material, method of manufacturing the anode, and lithium battery including the anode: An anode active material for lithium batteries, an anode including the anode active material, a method of manufacturing the anode, and a lithium battery including the anode. The anode active material includes secondary particles formed of agglomerated primary nanoparticles. The primary nanoparticles include a non-carbonaceous material bound with hollow carbon... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100136432 - Negative electrode active material, negative electrode having the same and lithium secondary battery: A lithium secondary battery including a positive electrode having a positive electrode active material, a negative electrode having a negative electrode active material, a separator separating the positive electrode from the negative electrode and an electrolyte. The negative electrode active material includes a graphite core particle, a carbon layer coating... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100136433 - Method of preparing spherical shape positive active material for lithium secondary battery: l

20100136434 - Electrolytic copper foil for lithium rechargeable battery and process for producing the copper foil: An electrolytic copper foil for a lithium rechargeable (secondary) battery, wherein the 0.2% proof stress is 18 to 25 kgf/mm2 and the elongation rate is 10% or more; and a process for producing an electrolytic copper foil for a lithium rechargeable battery, wherein an electrolytic copper foil whose 0.2% proof... Agent: Howson & Howson LLP

20100136435 - Secondary battery and manufacturing method of the same: Disclosed is a secondary battery including (i) a cathode; (ii) an anode; (iii) a separator; and (iv) a gel polymer electrolyte composition including an electrolyte solvent, an electrolyte salt, and a polymerizable monomer, wherein a polymerization initiator is coated or added on at least one battery device element in contact... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100136436 - Lithium ion conducting lithium sulphur oxynitride thin film, and a process for the preparation thereof: The disclosure herein relates to a lithium ion conducting electrolyte. This electrolytic material has improved ionic conductivity. The material disclosed herein is an amorphous compound of the formula LixSMwOyNz wherein x is between approximately 0.5 and 3, y is between 1 and 6, z is between 0.1 and 1, w... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100136437 - Nonaqueous secondary battery and method of producing the same: A nonaqueous secondary battery having a negative electrode containing a silicon active material and a nonaqueous solvent containing a fluorine-containing solvent. The active material layer has a fluorine content of 5 to 30 wt % based on the silicon content after at least 100 charge/discharge cycles at a rate of... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100136438 - Magnesium ion-containing nonaqueous electrolytic solution and method for manufacturing the same, and electrochemical device: According to this, there are provided a magnesium ion-containing nonaqueous electrolytic solution having a high oxidation potential and capable of sufficiently bringing out excellent characteristics of metallic magnesium as a negative electrode active material and a method for manufacturing the same, and an electrochemical device with high performances using this... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100136439 - Desulfurizer, hydrogen generation apparatus, fuel cell power generating system, and desulfurizing agent cartridge: A desulfurizer includes an outer container having an outer-container inlet and an outer-container outlet, and an inner container that has a desulfurizing section filled with a desulfurizing agent removing an odor component in material, and is removably disposed in the outer container, wherein the inner container has an inner-container inlet... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100136440 - Fuel cell apparatus and fuel cell system: The present invention reduces deterioration in the output of a fuel cell caused by a high moisture concentration at an oxidant electrode. A control apparatus for a fuel cell comprising an electrolyte membrane, an oxidant electrode provided on one side of the electrolyte membrane, and a fuel electrode provided on... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100136441 - Energy supplying system and hydrogen-producing material: An energy supply system which includes an energy generation part, a hydrogen supply part (2), and a treatment part (5). The energy generation part is supplied with hydrogen and oxygen and generates energies. The hydrogen supply part (2) generates hydrogen through the reaction of water (23) contained in the gas... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100136442 - Hydrogen production by water dissociation in the presence of sno using the sno2/sno couple in a series of thermochemical reactions: The invention relates to a method for preparing hydrogen that comprises a hydrolysis step (C) of solid SnO for producing hydrogen, in which the hydrogen thus produced is stored, recovered and/or upgraded, and in which the solid SnO used is obtained by the following steps: (A) thermal reduction of SnO2... Agent: Nicolas E. Seckel Patent Attorney

20100136443 - Volatile organic compound abatement with fuel cell power plant: Absorbent material in a regenerable volatile organic compound (VOC) apparatus (15) is regenerated by a flow (92) of desorption gas heated (90) by exhaust (87) of a burner (58) of a reformer (57), which reforms hydrocarbon fuel (55) to generate hydrogen-rich reformate gas that is provided (46, 48, 61) to... Agent: M.p. Williams

20100136444 - Electrical bridge for fuel cell plates: An electrical bridge is provided for a fuel cell plate which allows for electrical signals to pass in and out of the fuel cell without creating an additional leak path. The electrical bridge provides a mechanism for determining internal conditions of a fuel cell stack using external monitoring devices. The... Agent: Marshall & Melhorn, LLC

20100136445 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system of the present invention includes: a fuel cell (1) having an electrolyte membrane (2), an anode (3) and a cathode (4) sandwiching the electrolyte membrane (2), a cathode gas passage (98) through which an oxidizing gas is supplied to and discharged from the cathode (4), and... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100136446 - Stop method for fuel cell system: A stop method for a fuel cell system that includes a fuel cell unit in which hydrogen is supplied to an anode, and air is supplied to a cathode so as to generate electrical power via an electrochemical reaction. The stop method includes the steps of stopping supply of hydrogen... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100136447 - Fuel cell system: An IR resistance of each of unit cells is measured, and a highest unit cell voltage as a threshold voltage is set based on the IR resistance and load current. The setting of the highest unit cell voltage uses map data that approximates current-voltage characteristics of a unit cell when... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100136448 - System and method for optimizing fuel cell purge cycles: A system for optimizing the purge cycle of a fuel cell stack responsive to the performance of the fuel cell. The system includes a controller that measures a process parameter indicative of the rate at which water is being produced in the fuel cell. If the measured value exceeds a... Agent: Dascenzo Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

20100136451 - Fuel cell system and current control method of same: A control unit 80, when calculating a request current I0 according to a system request electric power Preq and calculating a target current I1 by correcting the request current I0 with PI compensation calculation based on a minimum cell voltage Vm detected by a cell monitor 101, variably changes a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100136450 - Fuel cell system and operation method of fuel cell system: A fuel cell system of the present invention comprises a fuel cell (1) configured to generate electric power using a fuel gas, a fuel gas generator (2) configured to generate a fuel gas containing hydrogen using a raw material, a combustion burner (2a) configured to heat the fuel gas generator,... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100136449 - Power supply apparatus: A power supply apparatus comprises a combined power source composed of a plurality of power cells configured electrically independently, a switch for arbitrarily connecting each of the power cells by selectively connecting terminals of the power cells through switching elements, a voltage detector for respectively detecting differences in potentials between... Agent: Bruce L Adams

20100136452 - Bipolar plate for a fuel cell comprising a by-passed serpentine flow path for oxidant gas; a cooling plate for a fuel cell comprising a by-passed serpentine flow path for coolant fluid; fuel cell comprising such plates and uses thereof: A bipolar plate for a fuel cell is provided. The bipolar plate having flow channels for oxidant gas; said flow channels for oxidant gas comprising one or more grooves each representing a serpentine path; wherein each said serpentine path independently comprises N consecutive legs L1, L2, . . . LN;... Agent: James C. Wray

20100136453 - Thermally primed hydrogen-producing fuel cell system: Thermally primed fuel processing assemblies and hydrogen-producing fuel cell systems that include the same. The thermally primed fuel processing assemblies include at least one hydrogen-producing region housed within an internal compartment of a heated containment structure. In some embodiments, the heated containment structure is an oven. In some embodiments, the... Agent: Dascenzo Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

20100136454 - Fuel circuit of a fuel cell system: A fuel cell circuit of a fuel cell system includes a fuel cell unit having an input on the anode side for feeding fuel from a storage tank to the fuel cell unit, and an output on the anode side for discharging fuel cell waste gas on the anode side... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100136455 - Common module stack component design: A stack for use in a flow battery, the stack comprising an odd number of interior elements positioned between two end elements, the two end elements each including an electrode, and the odd number of interior elements including membrane elements alternating with electrode elements, wherein the membrane elements include an... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20100136456 - Polymer electrolyte fuel cell and fuel cell sealing member for the same: To provide a polymer electrolyte fuel cell in which a reaction gas can be utilized efficiently for an electrode reaction even when a gap is formed between an anode-side sealing member and the end face of an anode and between a cathode-side sealing member and the end face of a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100136457 - Gas diffusion electrode, fuel cell, and manufacturing method for the gas diffusion electrode: The present invention provides a gas diffusion electrode in which flooding therein is suppressed. The gas diffusion electrode includes: a membrane formed of conductive fibers; a layer formed of conductive fine particles existing while coming into contact with one of surfaces of the membrane; and a catalyst, in which the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100136459 - Electrolyte containing oxocarbon molecule and use thereof: wherein E1 (kcal/mol) is a heat of formation in the state where a hydrogen ion is non-dissociated, and E2 (kcal/mol) is a heat of formation in the state where a hydrogen having the lowest dissociation energy in the molecule ion is dissociated, both being calculated in regard to the stabilized... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100136458 - Fuel for fuel cell, fuel cartridge for fuel cell and fuel cell: Disclosed is a fuel for fuel cells which contains at least one organic compound selected from the group consisting of methanol, ethanol, dimethyl ether and formic acid, and 1-200 ppm of a hydrocarbon compound in terms of a single component as determined by gas chromatography mass spectrometry. Also disclosed are... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100136460 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell of the present invention comprises a cell stack 2 having a reaction gas passage 13a inside thereof and having on one end surface thereof a reaction gas supply inlet 17 from which a reaction gas is supplied to the reaction gas passage 13a, a joint 5 connecting... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100136461 - Power storage device: A power storage device includes a fuel cell (33), a battery holder (1) and an end plate (40) for sandwiching and binding the fuel cell, and an interposed member (11) disposed between the end plate (40) and the fuel cell (33). The battery holder (1) and the end plate (40)... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100136462 - Conductive and hydrophilic coating for pemfc bipolar plate: An electrically conductive plate for fuel cell applications comprises a plate body having at least one channel-defining surface and an electrically conductive hydrophilic layer disposed over at least a portion of the channel-defining surface. The electrically conductive layer includes residues of a silane coupling agent and electrically conductive hydrophilic carbon.... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20100136463 - Electrochemical device and methods for energy conversion: The present invention relates to an electrochemical device. The device features an anode constructed of materials such that the device can be chemically recharged. In addition, the device is capable of switching between operating as a fuel cell or as a battery. The switch can occur without cessation of electrical... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

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