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Chemistry: electrical current producing apparatus, product, and process July category listing 07/10

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07/29/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20100190039 - Device and method for converting light energy into electrical energy: The invention relates to a device comprising a reactor, where the reactor comprises an anode compartment and a cathode compartment, and where the anode compartment comprises a) an anodophilic micro-organism capable of oxidizing an electron donor compound, and b) a living plant or part thereof. The invention also relates to... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100190040 - Use extender device: The use extender device (100) and method (700) thereof is provided, wherein the device (100) includes a housing (102) with a top cover (108) having a back side wall, front side wall, and lateral side walls. The device (100) further includes a bottom cover (106) operably attached to the top... Agent: Michael C. Pophal Eveready Battery Company Inc

20100190043 - Air battery system and methods for using and controlling air battery system: An air battery system has a sealed air battery cell (10) having: an air electrode having an air electrode layer (4) containing a conductive material and an air electrode power collector (6) for collecting electric power from the air electrode layer; a negative electrode having a negative electrode layer (3)... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100190042 - Electrochemical energystorage device having a reservoir for an additive: An electrochemical energy storage device includes at least one cell having at least one cathode, one anode, and one electrolyte which enables a current flow from the anode to the cathode. The electrochemical storage device is connected to a reservoir which contains a cover layer-forming additive.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100190041 - System and method for balancing battery cells: A system for cell balancing comprises battery modules and a controller. Each of the battery modules comprises battery cells, balance circuits and a battery management module. The battery management module in each of the battery modules is coupled to the battery cells and for acquiring cell voltages of battery cells.... Agent: Patent Prosecution O2mirco , Inc.

20100190044 - Battery unit: A battery unit comprises a battery case, and a plurality of battery modules stored and held in the battery case. The battery case includes a bottom wall and a partition. The plurality of battery modules are mounted on the bottom wall. The partition is provided and erected on the bottom... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100190045 - Battery: The invention relates to a battery, particularly a lead storage battery, having at least one battery cell connector element (20) comprising a substantially prismatic main body (22) extending along a longitudinal axis (L) for connection to a plurality of pole flanges on a lower side (26) of the main body... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20100190046 - Power bank apparatus: A power bank apparatus includes a power storage unit, a first power output port and a first power input port. The power storage unit is connected to the first power input and output ports. The power bank apparatus is connected to a controller through the first power output port. The... Agent: Jackson Intellectual Property Group PLLC

20100190047 - Variable volume containment for energy storage devices: A stacked energy storage device (ESD) has at least two cell segments arranged in a stack. Each cell segment may have a first electrode unit having a first active material electrode, a second electrode unit having a second active material electrode, and an electrolyte layer between the active material electrodes.... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20100190048 - Battery module of compact joint structure: Disclosed herein is a battery module including a charge and discharge stack, constituted by a plurality of secondary battery cells that can be charged and discharged or a plurality of unit modules having the secondary battery cells, mounted between an upper module case and a lower module case, wherein the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100190049 - Battery assembly manufacturing method: A method for manufacturing a battery assembly provided by the present invention includes a step of measuring a stacking direction length of a stacked body including a predetermined number of unit cells (12) constituting a battery assembly (10) and arranged in the stacking direction; and a step of bundling a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100190050 - Battery array and battery array separator: A battery array is provided with a plurality of rectangular battery cells 1 having electrode terminals 3, separators 2 inserted between adjacent rectangular battery cells 1 to insulate those rectangular battery cells 1, and connecting terminals 6 to electrically connect adjacent electrode terminals 3 of rectangular battery cells 1 stacked... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100190051 - Barrier layer for thin film battery: A thin film battery comprises a substrate, anode and cathode current collector layers formed over the substrate, anode and cathode layers formed over and in electrical contact with respective ones of the current collector layers, and an electrolyte layer formed between the anode and cathode layers. The thin film battery... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20100190052 - Battery pack with high and low current discharge terminals: A battery pack that is capable of supplying high- and low-current discharge to end products. The battery pack includes a cylindrical housing with a lithium-ion battery cell enclosed within the housing. The housing also includes a first end portion, a second end portion, and a body portion. The first end... Agent: Michael, Best & Friedrich LLP

20100190053 - Battery including battery case and sealing plate: A battery provided by the present invention includes a sealing plate (20) for closing an opening portion in a case for housing an electrode body unit. A fitting convex portion (24) that intrudes into the case opening portion when the sealing plate is attached to a predetermined position of the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100190054 - Battery: A battery includes: a positive electrode; a negative electrode; a nonaqueous electrolyte; and a separator, wherein the nonaqueous electrolyte contains at least one sulfonic anhydride selected from the group consisting of compounds represented by the following chemical formulae (1) to (4) and an aromatic compound represented by the following chemical... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100190055 - Battery cell connection method and apparatus: A battery module includes an electrochemical battery cell having a pair of cell tabs and conductive interconnecting members having one or more interconnect extensions. The cell tabs are welded to different interconnecting members to form welded joints, and each interconnect extension is hemmed with respect to the cell tabs to... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC

20100190056 - Battery tab structure: Cathode and anode structures for a battery each include one or more tabs welded to a substrate. A method of making a battery may include providing tabs welded to a substrate of each of a cathode and anode of the battery. Tabs for a cathode or anode structure may be... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100190057 - Method: A composite electrode includes an active component directly bonded to a current collector. The direct bonding provides a low resistance contact between the current collector and the active material. The active component can be provided as fibres of silicon. The fibres can be free or attached to a support.... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20100190058 - Surface protected lithium-metal-oxide electrodes: A lithium-metal-oxide positive electrode having a layered or spinel structure for a non-aqueous lithium electrochemical cell and battery is disclosed comprising electrode particles that are protected at the surface from undesirable effects, such as electrolyte oxidation, oxygen loss or dissolution by one or more lithium-metal-polyanionic compounds, such as a lithium-metal-phosphate... Agent: Olson & Cepuritis, Ltd.

20100190060 - Electrode for electrochemical element, its manufacturing method, and electrochemical element using the same: Having a current collector having a concave portion and a convex portion at least on one side, and a columnar body formed on the convex portion of the current collector, the columnar body contains an active material for inserting and extracting lithium ions bonding at least with oxygen, and the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100190059 - High-capacity nanostructured germanium-containing materials and lithium alloys thereof: Electrodes comprising an alkali metal, for example, lithium, alloyed with nanostructured materials of formula SizGe(z-1), where 0<z≦1; formula SizGe(z-1), where 0<z<1; and/or germanium exhibit a combination of improved capacities, cycle lives, and/or cycling rates compared with similar electrodes made from graphite. These electrodes are useful as anodes for secondary electrochemical... Agent: Greenlee Winner And Sullivan P C

20100190062 - Negative electrode and secondary battery: A represents a sum of integrated area of a first peak and integrated area of a side band peak of the first peak, the first peak indicating a chemical shift in a range of −1 ppm or more and 25 ppm or less with respect to a reference position where... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100190061 - Silicon anode for a rechargeable battery: An electrode and electrode assembly, for example for use as an anode in a lithium-ion rechargeable cell that uses silicon or silicon-based elements of specific dimensions and geometry as its active material, is provided, as well as methods for manufacturing the same. The active silicon or silicon-based material may include... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20100190063 - Method and apparatus for manufacturing member for secondary battery and secondary battery using the same: At least (i) dispersing and mixing inorganic oxide filler, solvent and binder so as to produce a coating paint; (ii) supplying the coating paint to a gravure coater; and (iii) coating the coating paint to member via a gravure roll are included. The (i) or (ii) includes allowing the coating... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100190064 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: The nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery uses a positive electrode active material which is a mixture of large particle diameter-positive electrode active material particles having a central particle diameter D50 of 15 to 30 μm and small particle diameter-positive electrode active material particles having a central particle diameter D50 of 1... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100190065 - Electrolyte and secondary battery: An electrolyte contains a solvent and an electrolyte salt. The solvent contains an organic acid and a sulfone compound in combination. The organic acid has a moiety containing an electron-withdrawing group such as a carbonyl group (—C(═O)—) or a sulfonyl group (—S(═O)2—) in the center and hydroxyl groups (—OH) at... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100190066 - Reactor and producing method of the same: The solid oxide fuel cell has a stack structure formed by stacking sheet bodies, each of which comprises three layers of the electrolyte layer, a fuel electrode layer, an air electrode layer, and separators in alternating layers. In an air channel defined between the air electrode and the separator facing... Agent: Burr & Brown

20100190067 - Management of fuel contaminators in fuel cells: There is described a method for managing a fuel cell system having a fuel contaminator present in an anode reactant, the method comprising: monitoring a fuel contaminator concentration in the anode reactant of a fuel cell stack, the fuel cell stack having a plurality of individual fuel cell units each... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP

20100190068 - Fuel cell stack: An end plate of a fuel cell stack is directly fixed to a humidifier. A resin pipe is attached to an oxygen-containing gas outlet of an end plate through a resin coupling pipe. The resin pipe includes one end having a large diameter and the other end having a small... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100190069 - Exhaust state control device for fuel cell for mobile unit: An exhaust state control device for a fuel cell for a mobile unit includes an exhaust gas temperature sensor (17) that measures the temperature of exhaust gas in a discharge passage that discharges the exhaust gas from the main body of the fuel cell, and an ambient temperature sensor (19A)... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100190070 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system of the present invention includes: a fuel cell configured to generate electric power using a fuel; a fuel processor configured to generate the fuel from a power generation material and supply the fuel to the fuel cell; composition-related information acquiring means (22) for acquiring composition-related information... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100190071 - Fuel cell system and operating method therefor: A fuel cell system and method that enables warm-up power generation corresponding to the residual water volume in the fuel cell stack without using auxiliary devices for measuring the residual water volume in the fuel cell stack. A controller computes total generated electrical energy Q by integrating of the generated... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20100190072 - Operation method for fuel cell: The operation method for a fuel cell which is advantageous in lifespan of the fuel cell is provided in which a sudden rise of an electrode potential at a cathode of the fuel cell can be suppressed and deterioration of the cathode is restrained. A concentration level reduction controlling is... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100190073 - Bleed trigger monitor used in fuel cell system: A system and method for monitoring anode bleed trigger events and determining when to adjust a proactive bleed schedule in a fuel cell system. The system employs a bleed trigger monitor algorithm for monitoring proactive bleed and reactive bleeds that determines whether the reactive bleeds are caused by excess nitrogen... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20100190074 - Fuel cell system and voltage limitation method: A fuel cell system with which elution of a cathode due to excessive electro motive force is able to be inhibited without increase of electric power consumption at the time of power generation is provided. In the case where electro motive force V1 by a power generation section 10 exceeds... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100190075 - System and method for observing anode fluid composition during fuel cell start-up: A fuel cell system including a fuel cell stack having a plurality of fuel cells, the fuel cell stack including an anode supply manifold and an anode exhaust manifold, a first valve in fluid communication with at least one of the anode supply manifold and the anode exhaust manifold, wherein... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20100190076 - Two stage, hfr-free freeze preparation shutdown strategy: A system and method for providing a fuel cell stack purge at fuel cell system shut-down. The method provides a two-stage purge process where the first stage purge uses humidified cathode air to get the fuel cell stack to a known stack hydration level from an unknown stack hydration level... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20100190077 - Fuel cell system and electronic apparatus: A fuel cell system includes a power generator configured to generate electricity through supply of an oxidant gas and a fuel composed of a compound containing a carbon atom; a concentration detector configured to detect a concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2); and a controller configured to operate so as to... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100190079 - Method and algorithm to detect frozen anode pressure sensor: A method for performing a plausibility check of a fuel cell stack anode side pressure sensor to determine whether the pressure sensor is providing an accurate measurement. Prior to system start-up when a cathode side compressor is not providing cathode air to a fuel cell stack, and the cathode side... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20100190078 - Shutdown strategy for enhanced water management: A system and method for providing a fuel cell stack purge to remove excess water during system shut-down. A compressor is operated at a shut-down speed to force water out of the cathode flow channels and draw water through the membrane from the anode flow channels so that a desired... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20100190080 - Fuel cell system and its control method: Here is disclosed a fuel cell system comprising: a fuel cell; a fuel gas system which supplies a fuel gas to the fuel cell and circulates the gas discharged from the fuel cell; a purge valve which discharges the gas from the fuel gas system; and control means for controlling... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100190081 - Stacking-typed secondary battery providing two or more operation voltages: Provided is a stacked-type secondary battery comprising a battery cell formed by stacking a plurality of full cells having a structure of cathode/separator/anode or bicells having a structure of cathode(anode)/separator/anode(cathode)/separator/cathode(anode), as a unit electrode assembly, wherein a cathode active material and/or an anode active material in two or more unit... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100190082 - Fuel cell: Disclosed is a fuel cell including, a stack having fuel channels through which fuel flows and air channels through which air flows, the fuel channels and air channels being located at both sides of a reaction film, an actuator disposed to be involved in the air channels, the actuator allowing... Agent: Vierra Magen Marcus & Deniro LLP

20100190083 - Solid oxide fuel cell unit for use in distributed power generation: A fuel cell system includes a support structure, a reactant conditioning structure, a plurality of stacks of planar solid oxide fuel cells arranged on the support structure circumferentially around the reactant conditioning structure, and a flow path extending outwardly from the reactant conditioning structure to deliver reactants to the plurality... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20100190084 - Single fuel cell: A single fuel cell which can suppress mechanical load applied to the electrolyte membrane of the same and apply a sufficient load per unit area of the central region of the same. The single fuel cell comprises a membrane electrode assembly, and a single fuel cell thickness control layer which... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100190086 - Catalyst layer: A porous catalyst layer formed from discrete particles of unsupported metal, wherein at least 80%, suitably at least 90%, of the discrete particles have a mass of from 1 to 1000 zeptograms, and wherein the catalyst layer has a metal volume fraction of less than 30% and a metal loading... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100190087 - Fuel cell: A fuel distribution mechanism of a fuel cell, including a fuel inlet communicating with the supply channel, a plurality of fuel outlets which are open so as to be opposite the fuel electrode, and a fuel passage communicating with the fuel inlet and the fuel outlets in order to circulate... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100190088 - Membrane electrode assembly and polymer electrolyte fuel cell therewith: A membrane electrode assembly for a polymer electrolyte fuel cell has superior power generation characteristics under low humidity conditions and superior starting characteristics under low temperature conditions. In the membrane electrode assembly for a polymer electrolyte fuel cell in which a polymer electrolyte membrane is disposed between a pair of... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20100190085 - Membrane-electrode assembly, method for producing the same and solid polymer fuel cell: A membrane-electrode assembly (MEA) comprising an anode catalyst layer and cathode catalyst layer placed opposite each other, and a polymer electrolyte membrane formed between the anode catalyst layer and cathode catalyst layer, as well as a fuel cell comprising the same. Either or both the anode catalyst layer and cathode... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100190089 - Fuel cell: The present invention intends to provide a fuel cell being capable of preventing the methanol crossover in a simple and easy manner and being excellent in fuel utilization rate and the like. A fuel cell 30 of the present invention includes a polymer electrolyte membrane 11, an anode 23 and... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100190090 - Stack structure of solid oxide fuel cell apparatus: A stack structure includes plate-like electrochemical cells of ceramic, each having a pair of main surfaces and a side surface, and plate-like retainer pieces. The cell includes a first electrode in contact with first gas, a solid electrolyte, and a second electrode in contact with second gas. The first electrode... Agent: Burr & Brown

20100190091 - Liquid supply container and fuel cell system provided with same: A liquid supply container (11) is provided with: a liquid storage part (110) for accommodating a liquid inside; and a liquid supply part (130) provided on the liquid storage part (110) for supplying the liquid accommodated in the liquid storage part (110) to a liquid receptor (150). Shock-absorbing material is... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100190092 - Fuel cartridge for fuel cell and nozzle attachment for fuel cartridge: A fuel cartridge (6) for a fuel cell is provided with a cartridge body (7) for storing a liquid fuel for the fuel cell. The cartridge body (7) is provided with a nozzle section (8) which has therein a valve mechanism configured of a valve body (13) and the like.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100190093 - Hollow fiber membrane for humidifier and method for manufacturing the same: Disclosed are a hollow fiber membrane for a humidifier which exhibits superior moisture/heat-resistance and excellent hydrophilicity and can be manufactured at low cost, and a method for manufacturing the same. The hollow fiber membrane includes a tube-type first hydrophilic polymer film having a hollow center, and a second hydrophilic polymer... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100190094 - Photocatalytic electrode and fuel cell: The invention provides an electrode comprising an electrically conductive material having a surface capable of producing surface enhanced Raman scattering of incident light from a complex adsorbed at the surface of the electrode, the complex including the electrically conductive material combined with a second material that is substantially reducible and... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

  
07/22/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20100183903 - Utility scale osmotic grid storage: Systems and methods for the storage of potential energy that may be readily converted to electrical power delivered to a customer or grid distribution are disclosed. This method may involve the use of salinity gradients, or as they may be also described, osmotic pressure gradients or differences between two solutions,... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP

20100183904 - Storage battery arrangement: A storage battery arrangement includes a plurality of battery cells each having a cell housing having at least one cell terminal protruding from an end of the cell housing. The storage battery arrangement also includes a plurality of control units each having a control unit housing and electronic circuitry provided... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100183905 - Rechargeable battery: The invention relates to a rechargeable battery (1) for hand-guided electromechanical tools, having a plurality of rechargeable battery cells (10) which are electrically connected to one another by means of electrical cell connectors (110), wherein the cell connectors (110) are fixed to a cell connector frame (120), which is provided... Agent: Ronald E. Greigg Greigg & Greigg P.l.l.c.

20100183906 - Reserve cell-array nanostructred battery: A battery having an electrode with at least one nanostructured surface is disclosed wherein the nanostructured surface is divided into cells and is disposed in a way such that an electrolyte fluid of the battery is prevented from contacting the portion of electrode associated with each cell. When a voltage... Agent: Hitt Gaines, PC Alcatel-lucent

20100183907 - Hard spacers in microporous membrane matrix: A battery separator may be formed with hard spacers made from ceramic and other high temperature materials. The spacers may be incorporated into a microporous membrane so that the microporous matrix may capture and hold the spacers. The spacers may be solid or hollow glass beads that are in the... Agent: Porous Power Technologies-correspondence

20100183908 - Crosslinking polymer-supported porous film for battery separator and use thereof: b

20100183909 - System for reducing the volume of a battery powered device using distributed battery technology: A portable, battery-powered electrical device in which the battery is a distributed battery comprising a plurality of battery cells disposed throughout the device in spaces that would otherwise be unoccupied.... Agent: Ip Legal Services

20100183910 - Battery pack and battery-mounted device: A battery pack is provided in which battery characteristics are not degraded in normal use and, even if a cell reaches a high temperature and a high-temperature gas is released from the inside of the cell, the spread of combustion to the entire pack can be suppressed to reduce damage.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100183911 - Battery can, manufacturing method and manufacturing device therefor, and battery using the same: A battery case is made by cutting from a blank case of a bottomed cylindrical battery case having an unwanted portion at an opening portion the unwanted portion from the case wall in the circumferential direction by a blade. The cutting of the case wall is performed so as to... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100183912 - Galvanic element for high stresses: The present invention relates to a galvanic element, in particular an element of the button cell type, which has a long service life even when there are high mechanical or thermal loads. The element has a cathode, an anode, an electrolyte, a separator arranged between the anode and cathode, and... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC

20100183913 - Lithium cell with iron disulfide cathode and improved electrolyte: A primary cell having an anode comprising lithium and a cathode comprising iron disulfide (FeS2) and carbon particles. The electrolyte comprises a lithium salt dissolved in a solvent mixture which contains 1,3-dioxolane and isosorbide dimethyl ether. The solvent mixture may comprise 1,3-dioxolane, 1,2-dimethoxyethane and additive isosorbide dimethyl ether. The isosorbide... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100183914 - Rechargeable lithium batteries comprising means for the sorption of harmful substances in the form of a multilayer polymeric sheet: Rechargeable lithium batteries are described comprising an airtight container, electrodes immersed in an electrolytic solution and spaced apart by means of one or more separators, electrical contacts connected to the electrodes and a means for sorbing harmful substances formed of a multilayer polymeric sheet (10) comprised of an inner layer... Agent: Steinfl & Bruno

20100183915 - Electrochemical cell and method of manufacturing electrochemical cell: Provided is an electric double layer capacitor capable of simply connecting a current collector to an external electrode at a low cost and ensuring a sealing property of a container. The electric double layer capacitor includes: a container in which an opening of a concave portion is sealed; an electrolytic... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/seiko Instruments Inc.

20100183916 - Alkaline primary battery: An alkaline primary battery provided with a positive electrode containing a positive electrode active material and graphite, a negative electrode containing a negative electrode active material, a separator, and an alkaline electrolyte, the positive electrode active material containing manganese dioxide, the alkaline electrolyte containing zinc oxide, and the positive electrode... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100183917 - Film former-free electrolyte/separator system and use thereof in electrochemical energy accumulators: The invention relates to an electrolyte separator system comprising an ionic liquid, a conductive salt and a ceramic separator, and the use of the electrolyte separator system according to the invention in electrochemical energy storage systems, in particular of lithium metal and lithium ion batteries.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100183918 - Nonaqueous electrolytic solution battery: A nonaqueous electrolytic solution composition includes: an ambient temperature molten salt in an amount of not more than 1.0% by mass relative to the total of negative electrode active materials.... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100183919 - Quantum dot ultracapacitor and electron battery: The present invention provides a solid-state energy storage device having at least one quantum confinement species (QCS), where the QCS can include a quantum dot (QD), quantum well, or nanowire. The invention further includes at least one layer of a dielectric material with at least one QCS incorporated there to,... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm

20100183920 - Bipolar battery assembly: A bipolar battery construction is disclosed comprising a substrate, openings in the substrate, an electrically conductive material placed within the openings, a negative and positive current collector foil placed on opposing sides of the substrate and negative and positive pasting frame members. The electrically conductive material may have a melting... Agent: Dobrusin & Thennisch PC

20100183921 - Battery: The invention relates to a battery, comprising at least one battery cell connecting element (20), which is conductively connected to (a) a connector (28) having a cuboid-like base shape for connecting the same to at least one pole flange on a base (32) of the connector (28), and (b) a... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20100183922 - Active material for battery and battery having the same: An active material for a battery includes an electrochemically reversibly oxidizable and reducible base material selected from the group consisting of a metal, a lithium-containing alloy, a sulfur-based compound, and a compound that can reversibly form a lithium-containing compound by a reaction with lithium ions and a surface-treatment layer formed... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100183923 - Electrode active material and lithium secondary battery: Electrode active material that is used together with an electrolyte solution having an electrolyte decomposition potential Ve is represented by the general expression LixFeMyO2 and is amorphous. In the expression, x and y are values which independently satisfy 1<x≦2.5 and O<y≦3, respectively, and z=(x+(valence of Fe)+(valence of M)×y)/2 to satisfy... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100183924 - Electrode-active anion-deficient non-stoichiometric lithium iron phosphate, method for preparing the same, and electrochemical device using the same: The invention provides an anion-deficient non-stoichiometric lithium iron phosphate as an electrode-active material, which is represented by the formula Li1−xFe(PO4)1−y, wherein 0<x≦0.15 and 0<y≦0.05. The invention provides a method for preparing said Li1−xFe(PO4)1−y, which comprises preparing a precursor of lithium iron phosphate; mixing said precursor with water under reaction conditions... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP

20100183925 - Cation-substituted spinel oxide and oxyfluoride cathodes for lithium ion batteries: The present invention includes compositions and methods of making cation-substituted and fluorine-substituted spinel cathode compositions by firing a LiMn2−y−zLiyMzO4 oxide with NH4HF2 at low temperatures of between about 300 and 700° C. for 2 to 8 hours and a η of more than 0 and less than about 0.50, mixed... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100183927 - Electrolyte for electrochemical device and the electrochemical device thereof: wherein R1 and R2 are independently hydrogen, methyl, ethyl, or halogen; n and m are independently 1, 2, or 3. The additive of the present invention can protect the surface of the carbonaceous material on the anode and suppress the occurrence of exfoliation, thereby increasing the lifetime of the electrochemical... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100183926 - Electrolyte for rechargeable lithium battery and rechargeable lithium battery including the same: An electrolyte for a rechargeable lithium battery and a rechargeable lithium battery including the same, the electrolyte including a lithium salt, a silylborate-based compound, an anhydride component, and a non-aqueous organic solvent.... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20100183928 - Hydrogen generation system, fuel cell system, and method for operation of hydrogen generation system: The hydrogen generating apparatus contains a raw material supplying device 101 that supplies a raw material; a reforming device 111 that contains a reformation catalyst and generates a hydrogen-containing gas from the raw material through reformation reaction with the reformation catalyst; a modifying device 121 that contains a modification catalyst... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100183930 - Method for controlling a water based fuel reformer: A method for operating a fuel cell system includes monitoring a signal indicative of a water level within the fuel cell system. The method further includes determining an anode air flow rate based on the monitored signal indicative of water level. The method further includes controlling the anode air actuator... Agent: Adaptive Materials Inc.

20100183929 - Solid oxide fuel cell system including a water based fuel reformer: A solid oxide fuel cell system includes an electrochemical fuel cell, a fuel reformer and a hydrogen separation member. The electrochemical fuel cell includes a fuel electrode electrochemically generating water from hydrogen fuel and oxygen ions. The fuel reformer configured to receive a raw fuel stream and to react raw... Agent: Adaptive Materials Inc.

20100183932 - Humidity regulation fuel cell: A hydrogen-oxygen fuel cell including a main cell and an auxiliary cell sharing a common electrolyte and having at least one separate electrode, circuitry for measuring the humidity ratio of the electrolyte, and control and switching circuitry for operating the main and auxiliary cells in parallel on a same load... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Inc. C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100183931 - On board hydrogen producing fuel cell technology(elements) coil and plate system used separately or in combination to disassociate (fracture) water into its base components of hydrogen and oxygen by use of electrolytic fission to augment (boost) and or fu: A hydrogen fuel cell, producing hydrogen on demand using aqueous solutions containing de-ionized water and a buffer. This fuel cell technology works using either a plate and or coil cell technology, with or without modern day electronics like a Pulse Width Modulator, and or Coil Balancing Technology. The plates in... Agent: Keith Olin Hedman

20100183933 - Fuel cell system and method of operating the same: A fuel cell system in which a low open circuit voltage (OCV) is maintained in a start-up mode and in a shut-down mode, and a method of operating the same, the method including: supplying an anode off-gas and air to the cathode in an open circuit voltage state in a... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100183935 - Bipolar plate for fuel cells: A fuel cell, of the type constituted by at least one pair of bipolar plates whose outer surfaces are provided with contoured grooves for conveying the reagents, between which respective membranes which contain the surfaces of the electrodes are interposed. The plates delimit, with their internal surfaces provided with channels,... Agent: Modiano & Associati

20100183934 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell (1) configured to generate electric power by a reaction between fuel and an oxidizing agent; a cooling passage (3) through which a first heat medium for cooling down the fuel cell (1) flows; a heat exchanger (5) disposed on the cooling passage... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100183936 - Modular fuel cell power system: A modular fuel cell power system includes a coolant source, a reactant source and a plurality of fuel cell modules. Each of the fuel cell modules includes a fuel cell stack and a fluid distribution plant in fluid communication with the reactant source, coolant source and fuel cell stack. The... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl

20100183938 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell (100) includes: a fuel electrode (10) that is tubular in form and is made of a hydrogen permeable metal; a solid electrolyte membrane (20) that has proton conductivity and is formed on the fuel electrode; and an oxygen electrode (40) that is provided on the solid electrolyte... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100183937 - Fuel cell system having a hydrogen separation member: A fuel cell stack configured to input raw fuel from a fuel source to produce electrical energy includes a fuel cell comprising an anode, an electrolyte, and a cathode. The anode defines an anode chamber, and a hydrogen separation member is disposed within the anode chamber. The hydrogen separation member... Agent: Adaptive Materials Inc.

20100183939 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system including a fuel cell stack having stacked cells for generating electricity by an electrochemical reaction between a fuel gas and an oxidizing gas and held between a pair of end plates arranged at both ends in the stacking direction of the cells, and also including a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100183940 - Fuel cell stack: Provided is a fuel cell stack including stacked unit cells. Each unit cell includes a membrane-electrode assembly and a porous support.... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100183941 - Assembly of membrane, electrode, gas diffusion layer and gasket, method for producing the same, and solid polymer fuel cell: o

20100183942 - Electrode catalyst for fuel cell, method for producing the same, and fuel cell using the electrode catalyst: This invention relates to an electrode catalyst for a fuel cell comprising catalyst metal particles of noble metal-base metal-Ce (cerium) ternary alloy carried on carbon materials, wherein the noble metal is at least one member selected from among Pt, Ru, Rh, Pd, Ag and Au, the base metal is at... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100183944 - Fuel cell, fuel cell-equipped vehicle, and membrane electrode unit: The invention provides a fuel cell, which includes: an electrolyte; an anode that is placed on one side of the electrolyte and has a fuel gas consumption surface on which fuel gas is consumed; a cathode that is placed on the other side of the electrolyte; and a fuel gas... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100183943 - Membrane electrode assembly and polymer electrolyte fuel cell: In a membrane electrode assembly of the present invention, at least one of a catalyst layer of an oxygen electrode and a catalyst layer of a fuel electrode includes a supported catalyst supporting a metal catalyst containing a platinum group element, a proton conductive polymer electrolyte, and at least one... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100183945 - Electrode catalyst for fuel cell, process for producing the same and solid polymer fuel cell comprising the same: To improve catalytic efficiency by securing sufficient three phase interfaces in carbon nanohorns, where a reactant gas, a catalyst and an electrolyte meet. The resulting support with a catalyst allows an electrode reaction to proceed efficiently and improves the power generation efficiency of a fuel cell. Also, an electrode having... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100183946 - Sulfonated poly(arylene sulfone), crosslinked material thereof, clay nanocomposite including the same, and fuel cell including the same: A sulfonated poly(arylene sulfone) contains an unsaturated bond. A cross-linked material may be formed from the sulfonated poly(arylene sulfone), and a clay nanocomposite may include the sulfonated poly(arylene sulfone) or the cross-linked material. A fuel cell includes the clay nanocomposite.... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100183948 - Closed-end nanotube arrays as an electrolyte of a solid oxide fuel cell: The present invention provides solid oxide fuel cell that includes an electrolyte membrane, a first electrode layer, and a second electrode layer, where the electrolyte membrane is disposed between the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer. The electrolyte membrane includes a solid electrolyte structure having at least two... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm

20100183947 - Highly sinterable lanthanum strontium titanate interconnects through doping: An interconnect material is formed by combining a lanthanum-doped strontium titanate with an aliovalent transition metal to form a precursor composition and sintering the precursor composition to form the interconnect material. The aliovalent transition metal can be an electron-acceptor dopant, such as manganese, cobalt, nickel or iron, or the aliovalent... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20100183949 - Fuel cell case: A fuel cell case (10) has a fuel cell installation structure (30) to be fixed to a fuel cell (20) and also has a case body (32) to which the fuel cell installation structure (30) is mounted and which receives the fuel cell (20). The fuel cell installation structure (30)... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100183951 - Direct oxidation fuel cells with improved cathode gas diffusion media for low air stoichiometry operation: A cathode for use in a direct oxidation fuel cell (DOFC) comprises a gas diffusion medium (GDM) including a backing layer and a microporous layer comprising a fluoropolymer and an electrically conductive material, wherein loading of the fluoropolymer in the microporous layer is in the range from about 10 to... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100183950 - Metal-free vertically-aligned nitrogen-doped carbon nanotube catalyst for fuel cell cathodes: Metal-free fuel cell cathodes having a catalytic layer of vertically-aligned, nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes (VA-NCNTs) are provided. The fuel cell cathodes comprise a cathode body, a binder layer attached to an outer surface of the cathode body, and the catalytic layer, which is supported by the binder layer. The binder layer... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

20100183952 - Fuel cell gas separator for use between solid oxide fuel cells: A fuel cell gas separator (112) for use between two solid oxide fuel cells (110), the gas separator having a separator body (146) with an anode side and a cathode side and with paths (134) of electrically conductive material therethrough from the anode side to the cathode side in an... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100183953 - Liquid tank, tubluar structure for liquid tank, fuel cell, and electronic device: A liquid tank and a tubular structure for liquid tank capable of suctioning an internal liquid to the last drop even when the tank is tilted to any angle are provided. The tubular structure 40 has a duct line 41 extending from a specific position 41A in the tank body... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100183954 - Water management in a fuel cell: A hydrogen-oxygen fuel cell including, on the anode side, a hydrogen storage buffer chamber. The buffer chamber includes a wall having at least a semi-permeable portion, impermeable to gases (hydrogen-oxygen-air) and permeable to water.... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Inc. C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100183955 - Electrochemical cells having current-carrying structures underlying electrochemical reaction layers: An electrochemical cell structure has an electrical current-carrying structure which, at least in part, underlies an electrochemical reaction layer. The cell comprises an ion exchange membrane with a catalyst layer on each side thereof. The ion exchange membrane may comprise, for example, a proton exchange membrane. Some embodiments of the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

  
07/15/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20100178530 - Microbial fuel cell: A novel microbial fuel cell construction for the generation of electrical energy. The microbial fuel cell comprises: (i) an anode electrode, (ii) a cathode chamber, said cathode chamber comprising an in let through which an influent enters the cathode chamber, an outlet through which an effluent depart the cathode chamber,... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100178534 - Battery pack: A battery pack that includes a bare cell, a protection circuit module arranged on the bare cell and a case arranged on the protection circuit module, wherein the protection circuit module and the case include coupling members to couple the protection circuit module to the case.... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20100178536 - Battery pack: The present invention relates to a battery pack including a bare cell for charge/discharge of an electric current; a protection circuit board electrically connected to the bare cell and protecting the bare cell against overcharge/discharge thereof; a connector serving as a current path between the bare cell and an external... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20100178531 - High efficiency energy conversion and storage systems using carbon nanostructured materials: An energy storage device structure comprises a first electrode layer, an electrolyte layer and a second electrode layer. At least one of the electrode layers comprise a metallic base layer, a layer of carbon nanotubes grown on the base layer and a layer of carbon nanoparticles disposed on the carbon... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20100178533 - Redox flow battery: A redox flow battery, in particular a vanadium redox flow battery, with at least two functional units, for example at least two stages with at least one battery cascade, or at least two battery cascades, has a device for electrically decoupling at least one of these units. In order to... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLC

20100178532 - Seal structure and associated method: A seal structure is provided for an energy storage device. The seal structure includes a first sealing glass composition and a second sealing glass composition joining an ion-conducting first ceramic to an electrically insulating second ceramic. The first sealing glass composition includes less than or equal to about 20 weight... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100178535 - Secondary battery with protection circuit module: A secondary battery with a protection circuit module integrated with a structural reinforcing support. The secondary battery includes a bare cell, a protection circuit module. The protection circuit module includes a circuit board, and a structural reinforcing support coupling the bare cell and the circuit board of the protection circuit... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20100178537 - Methods for forming magnetically modified electrodes and articles produced thereby: The present invention is directed to methods for making magnetically modified electrodes and electrodes made according to the method. Such electrode are useful as electrodes in batteries, such as Ni-MH batteries, Ni—Cd batteries, Ni—Zn batteries and Ni—Fe batteries.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100178538 - Non-uniform conductive coating for cathode active material: Cathodes that include an active cathode material are described. The active cathode material can be coated.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100178539 - Modular cid assembly for a lithium ion battery: A modular current interrupt device includes an electrically-conductive rupture disc, an electrically-conductive pressure disc attached to the rupture disc to form an electrical pathway. An electrically-insulating ring partitions a perimeter of the rupture disc from a perimeter of the pressure disc, and a seating element secures the electrically-insulated ring to... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20100178540 - Batteries and battery systems: A non-hermetically sealed, electrochemical power source, includes a first electrode, a second electrode, a separator between the first electrode and the second electrode, and a membrane in fluid communication with an environment external to the battery. The second electrode is between the separator and the membrane. The membrane includes a... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100178541 - Lithium secondary battery: A lithium secondary battery having enhanced safety, which includes an electrode group, a non-aqueous electrolyte and a battery can for housing them. The electrode group includes: a positive electrode having a strip-shaped positive electrode current collector and a material mixture layer carried thereon; a negative electrode having a strip-shaped negative... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100178542 - Electronic device: An electronic device includes a main body, at least one electrical conducting member, and a first battery. The main body defines a battery holding portion to receive the first battery. The first battery defines an electrical conducting groove. The at least one electrical conducting member is disposed on the battery... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100178543 - Charge storage devices containing carbon nanotube films as electrodes and charge collectors: An energy storage device includes a nanostructured network and an electrolyte in contact with the nanostructured network. The nanostructured network is an electrically conducting nanostructured network that provides combined functions of an electrode and a charge collector of the energy storage device. An electrical device includes an energy storage device... Agent: John P. O'banion O'banion & Ritchey LLP

20100178545 - Microporous polymer separators for lithium ion batteries and method for producing the same: Provided are separators used in power accumulators such as lithium ion secondary batteries and a preparation method thereof. The said separators are obtained through following steps: providing a polymer colloidal emulsion through a polymerization reaction of polyvinyl alcohol, hydrophobic monomer and hydrophilic monomer in water solution initiated by an initiator;... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20100178544 - Polyolefin microporous membrane base for nonaqueous secondary battery serarator, method for producing the same, nonaqueous secondary battery separator and nonaqueous secondary battery: A nonaqueous secondary battery separator is provided that is excellent in heat resistance, shutdown characteristics, membrane resistance and handling property. The present invention is a polyolefin microporous membrane used for a nonaqueous secondary battery separator containing the polyolefin microporous membrane at least one surface of which is coated and integrated... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100178546 - Electrochemical cell: An electrochemical cell is provided that includes a housing that is polygonal in cross-section having a plurality of peripherally spaced corners. The electrochemical cell also includes an ion-conducting separator disposed in the housing. The ion-conducting separator has an anode surface defining a portion of an anode compartment and a cathode... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100178547 - Modular battery pack: A modular battery pack comprised of multiple modular batteries arranged in series, in parallel, or in series-parallel combinations is described. Each of the modular batteries is comprised of a first pair of opposed keyed side walls for series connection between adjacent modular batteries, and a second pair of opposed keyed... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.

20100178548 - Battery pack: In a battery pack according to the embodiment of the present invention, when coupling bosses of a second case are coupled to coupling holes of a first case, the first case and the second case can be easily coupled to each other by reducing the thicknesses of some portions of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100178549 - Secondary battery with protection circuit module: A secondary battery including: a cell unit including at least one battery cell; a protection circuit module including a circuit board having at least one terminal hole and at least one electrode tab. The electrode tab includes an insertion plate that is inserted into the terminal hole, to electrically connect... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100178550 - Magistor technology: Magnetically induced control signals into a transistorized switching circuit that drives an efficient output transformer provides high frequency control to power circuits with low RFI. Improved co-axial transformer embodiments s and co-axial lead acid battery embodiments are also provided.... Agent: Paul K. Godwin Paul K. Godwin, P.C.

20100178551 - Galvanic element, and methods for the production of galvanic elements: The invention relates to galvanic elements comprising two electrodes on at least one support and at least one electrolyte in at least some areas between the electrodes. Also disclosed are methods for producing galvanic elements. Said galvanic elements comprising at least one support, two electrodes, and at least one electrolyte... Agent: Gudrun E. Huckett Draudt

20100178552 - Battery case cover: Provided is a battery case cover which can be produced through a single process, by integrally forming the structural components of a battery case cover such as a recovering part, a cell partition part and a gas inlet part on the bottom surface, while forming the recovering part in the... Agent: Maier & Maier, PLLC

20100178553 - Electric storage device: A battery unit in which a battery case of a bipolar type battery is constructed of an elastic member is provided. The battery unit includes a reinforcement member that is internally integrated within the battery case to heighten the mechanical strength of the battery case.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100178554 - Solid-state battery: A solid-state battery has: a power generation element (5) having a cathode layer (1), a sulfide-based solid electrolyte membrane (2), an anode layer (3) that are stacked in this order; a battery case (6) in which the power generation element is disposed; and a flowable sealant (7) provided in the... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100178555 - Lithium energy storage device: A lithium energy storage device comprising at least one positive electrode, at least one negative electrode, and an ionic liquid electrolyte comprising bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide (FSI) as the anion and a cation counterion, and lithium ions at a level of greater than 0.3 mol/kg of ionic liquid, and not more than 1.5... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100178556 - Negative electrode for lithium ion battery: The methods and devices described herein generally relate to Li4Ti5O12 negative electrodes for lithium ion batteries, methods of preparing the Li4Ti5O12 negative electrodes, and methods of preparing the lithium ion batteries containing such electrodes. The Li4Ti5O12 negative electrode improves the safety performance of the lithium ion battery by preventing or... Agent: Altairnano, Inc

20100178557 - Non-aqueous electrolyte and secondary battery using the same: Disclosed is an electrolyte for a secondary battery comprising an electrolyte salt and an electrolyte solvent, the electrolyte comprising both a lactam-based compound and a sulfinyl group-containing compound. Also, disclosed is an electrode having a solid electrolyte interface (SEI) film partially or totally formed on a surface thereof, the SEI... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100178558 - Alkaline electrochemical cell with a blended zinc powder: An electrochemical cell with a blended zinc powder is disclosed. The blended zinc powder includes selected portions of a first zinc powder and a second zinc powder. In a preferred embodiment, the first and second powders are divided into groups based on ranges in their particle size distribution. Particle characteristics... Agent: Michael C. Pophal Eveready Battery Company Inc

20100178559 - Nickel-copper clad tabs for rechargeable battery electrodes and methods of manufacturing: The invention provides nickel-copper clad tabs for rechargeable battery negative electrodes and methods of manufacturing thereof. Systems and methods for configuring tabs on a rechargeable battery may include a current collector comprising one or more collector foil and one or more tabs connected to the collector foil for conveying generated... Agent: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

20100178560 - Negative active material for rechargeable lithium battery, method of preparing the same, and rechargeable lithium battery including the same: A negative active material for a rechargeable lithium battery, a method of preparing the negative active material, and a rechargeable lithium battery including the negative active material. The negative active material for a rechargeable lithium battery includes lithium titanium oxide (Li4Ti5O12) having a tap density of about 1.2 g/cc to... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20100178561 - Hydrogen storage alloy, hydrogen storage alloy electrode, secondary battery, and method for producing hydrogen storage alloy: Provided is a hydrogen storage alloy which is characterized in that two or more crystal phases having different crystal structures are layered in a c-axis direction of the crystal structures. The hydrogen storage alloy is further characterized in that a difference between a maximum value and a minimum value of... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20100178562 - Carbon coated lithium manganese phosphate cathode material: The present invention concerns a carbon coated lithium metal phosphate material containing a manganese oxide layer between the LiMnPO4 material or the C/LiMn1-x ZxPO4 material, where Z═Fe, Co, Ni, Mg, Ca, Al, Zr, V, Ti and x=0.01-0.3, and the carbon layer.... Agent: The Dow Chemical Company

20100178563 - Composite negative electrode active material and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: Disclosed is a composite negative electrode active material including a graphitizable carbon material containing a layered structure formed of stacked carbon layers partially having a three-dimensional regularity, and a low crystalline carbon material. A negative electrode including the composite negative electrode active material is used to produce a non-aqueous electrolyte... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100178564 - Energy storage device, method for manufacturing the same, and apparatus including the same: The present invention provides a highly reliable energy storage device capable of preventing a reaction current from flowing in a carbon nanotube electrode by ionizing a catalyst metal or a substrate metal to cause the metal to flow out to an electrolytic solution. An energy storage device of the present... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100178565 - Method of fabricating structured particles composed of silicon or a silicon-based material and their use in lithium rechargeable batteries: Pillared particles of silicon or silicon-comprising material and a method of fabricating the same are disclosed. These particles may be used to create both a composite anode structure with a polymer binder, a conductive additive and a metal foil current collector, and an electrode structure. The structure of the particles... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20100178566 - Method of producing silicon oxide, negative electrode active material for lithium ion secondary battery and lithium ion secondary battery using the same: A method for producing a silicon oxide including the steps of supplying silicon atoms onto a substrate through an oxygen atmosphere to form a silicon oxide layer on the substrate, and separating the silicon oxide layer from the substrate and pulverizing the separated silicon oxide layer to obtain silicon oxide... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100178567 - Mat forming spacers in microporous membrane matrix: A microporous polymer used as a battery separator may be formed with hard, insoluble dielectric spacer materials in fibrous or particulate form. The spacer materials may form a barrier when the battery separator may melt or be crushed during an over-temperature event, possibly preventing a fire. The spacer materials may... Agent: Porous Power Technologies-correspondence

20100178568 - Process for producing carbon nanostructure on a flexible substrate, and energy storage devices comprising flexible carbon nanostructure electrodes: An energy storage device structure comprises a first electrode layer, an electrolyte layer and a second electrode layer. At least one of the electrode layers comprise a metallic base layer and a layer of carbon nanotubes grown on the base layer, the carbon nanotube layer being arranged to face the... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20100178569 - Electrolyte and secondary battery: An electrolyte includes a solvent and an electrolyte salt. The solvent contains at least one selected from ester compounds, lithium monofluorophosphate, and lithium difluorophosphate, and at least one selected from anhydrous compounds. The ester compounds are chain compounds having ester moieties, such as (—O—C(═O)—O—R), at both ends. The anhydrous compounds... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100178571 - Electrode material, and production method and use thereof: An electrode material comprising a particle containing at least one member selected from the particles containing silicon, tin, silicon compound and tin compound, and fibrous carbon. The particle includes: (1) a particle comprising at least one member of a silicon particle, tin particle, particle containing a lithium-ion-intercalatable/releasable silicon compound and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100178570 - Nonaqueous electrolytic cell and its manufacturing method: The invention aims to suppress gas generation in a nonaqueous electrolytic cell having a negative electrode containing negative active material such as lithium titanate and particularly suppress swelling in a nonaqueous electrolytic cell by suppressing gas generation at the time of storage at a high temperature. The nonaqueous electrolytic cell... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20100178572 - Electron transfer mediator modified enzyme electrode and biofuel cell comprising the same: The present invention provides an electron transfer mediator modified enzyme electrode which can obtain a high current density and exhibit a stable electrode performance by covalently bonding an electron transfer mediator with a surface of a conductive base material constituting the electrode via a specific spacer, and a biofuel cell... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100178573 - Fuel source for electrochemical cell: A fuel source for an electrochemical cell includes two or more chemical hydride pellets, a flexible, porous, liquid water impermeable, hydrogen and water vapor permeable membrane in contact with and at least partially surrounding each hydride pellet, and a porous metal hydride layer positioned between each hydride pellet. Air gaps... Agent: Honeywell/slw Patent Services

20100178574 - Fuel cell system with partial external reforming and direct internal reforming: A fuel cell system includes a plurality of solid oxide fuel cells arranged in a fuel cell stack, an integrated heat exchanger/reformer operable to partially reform an anode feed prior to entry into the fuel cell stack, an anode tailgas oxidizer, and an offgas flow path extending away from an... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20100178575 - Power generating system: A power generating system of the present invention includes: a package (70); a power generator (1); a combustible gas passage (23); a first device configured to operate by a first voltage using a DC power generated by the power generator (1); a second power supply circuit (13) configured to generate... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100178577 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system (100) is disclosed, which has a fuel gas generator (3) configured to be supplied with raw fuel, water and fuel for combustion to generate fuel gas by utilizing the combustion heat of the fuel for combustion; a fuel cell (1) configured such that the fuel gas... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100178576 - Fuel cell with integrated fluid management: A fuel cell (FC) comprising a stack (A) of bipolar plates and ion exchange membranes arranged alternately, the stack (A) being clamped between two endplates (B and C), the stack (A) comprising feed and return ducts for the fluids required for the operation of the cell, said fluids comprising at... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20100178578 - System and method for detecting a fuel cell anode gas composition: In at least one embodiment, a purge system for a fuel cell stack is provided. The system comprises a blower, a differential pressure sensor and a purge valve. The blower delivers a recirculated gas back to the stack at varying electrical power levels and blower speeds. The differential pressure sensor... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl

20100178579 - Bipolar plate for a fuel cell and fuel cell stack: A bipolar plate which can be produced particularly economically for a fuel cell, with which a high degree of efficiency is guaranteed over a long service life. The bipolar plate has a core layer consisting of a steel material, the surfaces of said core layer, which are associated with the... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100178580 - Bipolar plate for a fuel cell stack: A bipolar plate for a fuel cell is provided that includes a pair of unipolar plates having a separator plate disposed therebetween. One of the unipolar plates is produced from a porous material to minimize cathode transport resistance at high current density. A fuel cell stack including a fuel cell... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20100178581 - Fuel cell stack and fuel cell system using the same: A fuel cell stack and a fuel cell system using the same are disclosed. The fuel cell stack may include an electricity generation unit generating electrical energy by an electrochemical reaction of fuel and oxidizer. The fuel cell stack may include a regulation member made of porous materials to disperse... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100178584 - Electrode catalyst composition, method for production thereof, electrode, and fuel cell and membrane-electrode assembly each comprising the electrode: It is an object of the present invention to provide an electrode catalyst composition capable of forming an electrode to enhance the power generation efficiency in a fuel cell, in particular a single-chamber solid electrolyte fuel cell. The electrode catalyst composition of the present invention comprises gold and platinum, wherein... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100178583 - Electrode composite material: The present invention refers to a self-humidifying electrically conducting composite material for the manufacture of a fuel cell.... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100178585 - Film-electrode assembly, film-electrode-gas diffusion layer assembly having the same, solid state polymer fuel cell, and film-electrode assembly manufacturing method: A membrane-electrode assembly 1 having an anode catalyst layer 20 and cathode catalyst layer 30 that 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 is composed of a plurality of ion-exchange... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100178582 - Ionic layer with oxygen evolution reaction catalyst for electrode protection: A fuel cell includes a first electrode and a second electrode with an ion conducting polymer membrane positioned between these electrodes. The fuel cell further comprises a first OER catalyst-containing ionic layer positioned between the first electrode and the ion conducting polymer membrane. The first OER catalyst-containing layer includes an... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20100178586 - Novel approach for improved stability and performance of sofc metallic interconnects: The present invention provides a material and a method for its creation and use wherein a reactive element, preferably a rare earth element, is included in an oxide coating material. The inclusion of this material modifies the growth and structure of the scale beneath the coating on metal substrate and... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute Attn:IPServices, K1-53

20100178587 - Cell for solid oxide fuel cell and method for manufacturing same: There is provided an SOFC cell and manufacturing method thereof whereby the occurrence of Cr poisoning of the air electrode can be satisfactorily suppressed in an SOFC cell formed by joining together an air electrode with a Cr-containing alloy or the like. A Cr(VI) oxide suppressing state is induced for... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100178588 - Fabricating solid oxide fuel cells: A method for making a solid oxide fuel cell component includes depositing a cathode material directly onto a metallic interconnect. The interconnect may comprise stainless steel or another suitable metal. The cathode material may comprise a ceramic. Examples of cathode materials are yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) and mixtures of YSZ with... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station

20100178590 - Fuel cell with voltage detection terminal: A fuel cell (10) includes a separator assembly (12) in which a plurality of plates (31, 32, 33) are laminated on each other and adjacent ones of the plates (31, 32, 33) are secured to each other such that external force does not cause displacement of the plates relative to... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100178589 - Thermal shock-tolerant solid oxide fuel cell stack: A solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) includes a plurality of subassemblies. Each subassembly includes at least one subcell of a first electrode, a second electrode and an electrolyte between the first and second electrodes. A first bonding layer is at the second electrode and an interconnect layer is at the... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20100178591 - Apparatus for recirculation of anode exhaust gases of a fuel cell: An apparatus is used for the recirculation of anode exhaust gases of a fuel cell, with a recirculation blower and at least one jet pump operated by a propulsion gas stream. The propelling medium is in this case a pressurized fuel, for example hydrogen. The anode outlet of the fuel... Agent: Patent Central LLC Stephan A. Pendorf

20100178592 - Biomimetic artificial membrane device: The invention relates to a device comprising a casing and a biomimetic artificial membrane arranged within the casing to form two distinct chambers, wherein each chamber is provided for enclosing a liquid of a given composition, and wherein the biomimetic artificial membrane comprises a semi-permeable membrane for supporting a lipid... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100178593 - Fuel cell: A separator of a fuel cell includes sandwiching sections for sandwiching electrolyte electrode assemblies, first bridges each having a fuel gas supply channel, and a fuel gas supply unit. A fuel gas supply passage extends through the fuel gas supply unit in a stacking direction. Each of the sandwiching sections... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100178594 - Power generation device, fuel package, and remaining fuel amount measuring device: A fuel package includes a vessel wherein the interior space is separated, and has a flow-out opening and a flow-in opening that lead to the interior space, a liquid fuel filled in the region at the side of the flow-out opening in the vessel, and a follower that separates the... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20100178595 - Fuel cell electrode: A hydrogen-oxygen fuel cell including an electrolyte sandwiched between two catalyst layers or sheets, each catalyst layer or sheet being in contact with a porous electrode, in which one or several catalyst layers or sheets and one or several electrode layers or sheets interpenetrate.... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Inc. C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

  
07/08/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20100173178 - Battery module: A battery module according to the present invention includes rechargeable batteries that include a first terminal and a second terminal which protrude outward, the first terminal including differentiation portions formed of an indentation or a protruding portion to differentiate the first terminal from the second terminal; and connection members that... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100173179 - Arrangement having at least one battery: A battery pack having at least one battery with two electrical contacts in which a parallel circuit comprising a first and a second resistor is arranged between a first contact and a first pole, the first resistor switches off at a first temperature, the second resistor switches off at a... Agent: Ronald E. Greigg Greigg & Greigg P.l.l.c.

20100173180 - Battery management system: A battery management system can include a battery having a plurality of cells, a plurality of devices coupled to the battery, and a control unit coupled to a first device of the devices. The devices can assess the statuses of the cells. The control unit can communicate with a destination... Agent: O2micro Inc C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP

20100173181 - Battery system with exhaust ducts: The battery system is provided with battery blocks 2 that connect a plurality of battery cells 1 having gas exhaust valves 11; and with hollow exhaust ducts 20 that connect to the gas exhaust valve 11 gas exhaust opening 12 of each battery cell 1 that makes up the battery... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100173182 - Low-voltage connection with safety circuit and method for determining proper connection polarity: A safety circuit for use in low-voltage systems improves safety of and additional features to low-voltage connections. When incorporated into a battery, the circuit leaves the battery disconnected from the low-voltage system until it determines that it is safe to make a connection. When the safety circuit determines that no... Agent: Michael F. Krieger Kirton & Mcconkie

20100173183 - Systems and methods of battery cell anomaly detection: Systems and methods for cell anomaly detection are provided. The disclosed systems and methods of cell anomaly detection may use a single circuit to detect both cell-open and imbalance conditions. Disclosed embodiments may incorporate a continuous or a sampled time system (i.e. cell anomaly detection is performed when an enable... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100173184 - Lithium ion secondary battery: It has been found that when the potentials of the positive electrode and the negative electrode of the lithium ion secondary battery after the electrodes are short-circuited are each within a predetermined range, the battery produces high energy density. That is the present invention provides a lithium ion secondary battery... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100173185 - Battery pack assembly for an intrinsically safe device: A battery pack assembly for an intrinsically safe device including a housing assembly. A pair of opposing end caps coupled to the housing assembly is configured to align a plurality of cells in a predetermined orientation. A potting compound is disposed in the housing which completely encapsulates all the surfaces... Agent: Iandiorio Teska & Coleman

20100173186 - Organic electrolyte for lithium-ion battery and lithium-ion battery comprising the same: Disclosed are an organic electrolyte for a lithium-ion battery and a lithium-ion battery comprising the same, wherein the electrolyte includes a base electrolyte containing a lithium salt dissolved in an organic solvent, and diphenyloctyl phosphate added thereto in an amount of 0.1 to 20 wt %. As compared to a... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.

20100173187 - Separator for nonaqueous secondary battery, method for producing the same, and nonaqueous secondary battery: The present invention is to provide a separator that is excellent in heat resistance, shutdown function, flame retardancy and handling property. The separator for a nonaqueous secondary battery of the invention is a separator for a nonaqueous secondary battery that has a polyolefin microporous membrane at least one surface of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100173188 - Hub mount modular battery pack: The EMS modular battery pack is a convenient and maintainable battery pack that encompasses several modules that are fixed to a rigid structure that carries the battery management system and each module contains several cells which are connected in series via welded leads and are supported mechanically within each module.... Agent: Electric Motion Systems, LLC

20100173189 - Secondary battery module: A secondary battery module includes a row of cells arranged with a gap therebetween, a lid covering one side of the cell row, inner ribs formed on the inner surface of the lid and each determining the gap between the adjacent cells, an outer rim extending along the outer periphery... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100173190 - Battery cell and power supply: A battery (2) includes an insulating member (40) fitted into a hole (26) in a case (20), and electrode terminals (60, 70), each being passed through the insulating member (40) and extended out of the case (20). The insulating member (40) includes: a first insulating portion (42) that isolates each... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100173191 - Conductor plate protection for a battery: The invention relates to a vehicle battery, comprising a housing, a cell assembly arranged in the housing made up of battery cells, and a plate arranged in the electrical connector region of the cells for electrical connection of the cells. The battery also has support elements arranged inside the housing... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100173192 - Rechargeable lithium batteries comprising means for the sorption of harmful substances: Rechargeable lithium batteries are described, comprising an airtight container, electrodes immersed in an electrolytic solution and spaced apart by means of one or more separators, electrical contacts connected to the electrodes and means (10) for sorbing harmful substances, the means comprising a polymeric housing (11, 12) being permeable to said... Agent: Steinfl & Bruno

20100173194 - Electric energy storage device and manufactruing method thereof: There is provided an electric energy storage device which has a connection structure with a high connection reliability and which can suppress any contact of an outer package body with a connection terminal with a simple structure. The electric energy storage device comprises a battery element 10 retained in an... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100173193 - Pouch-type lithium secondary battery: The pouch-type lithium secondary battery includes an electrode assembly; a pouch for accommodating the electrode assembly; and a variable tab in electrical connection with one electrode tab of two electrode tabs of the electrode assembly and being parallel to the other electrode tab and being drawn outward from the pouch,... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100173195 - Material for electrolytic solutions and use thereof: wherein X represents at least one element selected from among B, N, O, Al, Si, P, S, As and Se; M1 and M2 are the same or different and each represents an organic linking group; a is an integer of not less than 1, and b, c and d each... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20100173196 - Polymer composition, paste for use in electrode for secondary battery, and electrode for secondary battery: A paste for a secondary battery electrode, comprising an electrode active material and a polymer composition comprising (a) a fluorine-containing polymer and (b) a functional group-containing polymer which contains a structural unit originating from an alkyl (meth)acrylate and a structural unit originating from at least one monomer selected from the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100173197 - Cathode active material, method of manufacturing the same and battery: A cathode active material capable of obtaining a high capacity and capable of improving stability or low-temperature characteristics, a method of manufacturing the same, and a battery are provided. A cathode (21) includes a cathode active material including a lithium complex oxide including Li and at least one kind selected... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100173198 - Secondary lithium ion battery containing a prelithiated anode: The present invention provides a lithium ion battery that exhibits a significantly improved specific capacity and much longer charge-discharge cycle life. In one preferred embodiment, the battery comprises an anode active material that has been prelithiated and pre-pulverized. This anode may be prepared with a method that comprises (a) providing... Agent: Bor Z. Jang

20100173200 - Lithium secondary battery: e

20100173201 - Lithium secondary battery:

20100173199 - Surface modified lithium-containing composite oxide for cathode active material for lithiun ion secondary battery and its production process: Particles of a lithium-containing composite oxide represented by the formula: LipNxMyOzFa, wherein N is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Co, Mn and Ni, M is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Al, Sn, alkaline earth metal elements and transition metal elements... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100173202 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and method of forming positive electrode: A positive electrode active material is formed of a lithium containing layered oxide. The lithium containing layered oxide contains either or both of LiANaBMnxCoyO2±α that belongs to a space group P63mc or LiANaBMnxCoyO2±α that belongs to a space group Cmca. The lithium containing layered oxide contains the LiANaBMnxCoyO2±α as a... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

20100173203 - Cathode composition for lithium ion battery and method for fabricating the same: A cathode composition of lithium ion battery includes a number of nanoparticles and coating material coating outer surfaces of the nanoparticles.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100173204 - Plate-like particle for cathode active material of a lithium secondary battery, a cathode active material film of a lithium secondary battery, method for manufacturing the same, method for manufacturing a cathode active material of a lithium secondary bat: 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 contains cobalt and lithium and has a layered... Agent: Burr & Brown

20100173205 - Electrode group for use in a lithium ion battery: An electrode group is configured for use in a lithium ion battery. The electrode group includes an anode plate and a cathode plate wound with a separator interposed therebetween. At least one metal oxide layer is disposed between the anode plate and the cathode plate. The metal oxide layer is... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC

20100173207 - Fuel cell, method and apparatus for manufacturing fuel cell: A fuel cell (stack or a single cell) includes a cell module to which an aging process that progresses initial creep has been applied such that creep during use is reduced compared with a cell module to which the aging process has not been applied. A manufacturing method of a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100173206 - Packaging structure of low-pressure molded fuel cell: A packaging structure of a low-pressure molded fuel cell comprises a hot melt adhesive layer, which is formed through a low-pressure molding process using a hot melt adhesive that has specific material properties and will become molten when being heated. The molten hot melt adhesive is injected into the cell... Agent: Wpat, PC

20100173208 - Fuel cell system and method for starting up the same: In a method for starting up a fuel cell system, reforming is reliably performed from an early stage to more reliably prevent the oxidative degradation of the anode. A method for starting up a fuel cell system including a reformer having a reforming catalyst layer, for reforming a hydrocarbon-based fuel... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100173209 - Fuel cell two-phase coolant exit manifold: A liquid electrolyte fuel cell stack (13) includes a plurality of fuel cells (19) disposed in groups between a plurality of cooler plates (18-20), the cooler plates being connected by tubing (29) to a vertical coolant outlet manifold (27). The coolant outlet manifold has a coolant cross sectional flow area... Agent: M P Williams

20100173210 - Fuel cell system and control method of the system: A fuel cell system comprises a fuel cell, a reactant gas supply device, and a capacitor which supplies a power to various devices when the fuel cell is in a temporary power generation stop state. The fuel cell system drives the reactant gas supply device based on a predetermined current... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100173212 - Fuel cell degradation detecting apparatus and fuel cell system: In a fuel cell system, a load control unit causes transistor elements to be operated at a timing of every predetermined elapsed periods, so that specific currents having α and 2α amperes are output. In a degradation detection unit, output voltages Va, Vb are obtained from the α and 2α... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100173211 - Fuel cell system and fuel cell power managing method: A fuel cell system and a fuel cell power managing method in which the fuel cell system controls a current output of a fuel cell by adjusting a target voltage value of the fuel cell according to a difference between a current value of the fuel cell and a target... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100173213 - Advanced solid oxide fuel cell stack design for power generation: The present invention concerns improved configurations for a fuel cell army. The contacts for the positive electrode and the negative electrode are made outside the higher temperature active reaction space in a cooler area. Thus different more common materials are used which have a longer lifetime and have less stresses... Agent: Peters Verny , L.L.P.

20100173214 - Controller for fuel cell operation: The current invention is a fuel cell controller that includes a first control loop, where the first control loop is disposed to adjust a fuel cell current to regulate a hydrogen output pressure from the fuel cell to a pressure target valve, and further includes a second control loop disposed... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm

20100173215 - Fuel cell and fabricating method thereof: A fuel cell includes a substrate layer, a first electrode, a second electrode, a first chamber layer and a second chamber layer, and all of which are integrally formed by co-firing. The substrate layer includes a first surface and a second surface opposite to the second surface, and the first... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20100173217 - Fuel cell and method for production thereof: A fuel cell (1) has a plate (2) produced by powder metallurgy which comprises in one piece a porous substrate area (4) to which the electrochemically active cell layers (6) are applied, and a gastight edge area (5) which is provided with gas passages (17, 18).... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20100173216 - Optimizing performance of end cells in a fuel cell stack: There are described various techniques used to optimize end cell performance of a fuel cell stack, such as varying the thickness of a membrane throughout the stack, varying the material of the membrane throughout the stack, varying the size of the active area throughout the stack, and varying the catalyst... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP

20100173218 - Fuel cell stack and fuel cell using the same: In a fuel cell stack, a cell stack formed by laminating a membrane electrode assembly and a separator and sandwiching them from the both sides in the laminating direction with a pair of end plates is fastened by being tightened in the laminating direction with a first plate spring. The... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/panasonic

20100173219 - Fuel cell battery system: A fuel cell battery (2) has a structure in which a plurality of cells are stacked and in-series connected. The cells include a cell (15), and one or more cells (16) of a cell stack (11). Hydrogen that has entered the fuel cell battery (2) from a channel (12) is... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100173220 - Polymer electrolyte fuel cell: A polymer electrolyte fuel cell of the present invention comprises an electrolyte layer-electrode assembly (8), an anode separator (11) which is provided with a fuel gas channel (13), and a cathode separator (10) which is provided with an oxidizing gas channel (12), wherein low-level humidified reactant gases are supplied to... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100173221 - Catalyst for fuel cell electrode, process for producing catalyst for fuel cell electrode, membrane electrode assembly and fuel cell: This invention provides a catalyst for a fuel cell electrode, a process for producing a catalyst for a fuel cell electrode, a membrane electrode assembly, and a fuel cell, which are advantageous in suppressing aggregation of a carbon support such as carbon nanotubes, and in closely contacting the three of... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100173222 - Solid polymer fuel cell-purpose electrolyte membrane, production method therefor, and membrane-electrode assembly: In an electrolyte membrane (10) for a solid polymer fuel cell, sealing ribs (12) of a predetermined height made of an electrolyte resin is formed integrally with the electrolyte membrane (10). Using the electrolyte membrane, a membrane-electrode assembly (20) is formed, which is further processed into a fuel cell (30).... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100173223 - Graft copolymer and process for producing the same: A graft copolymer having a side chain graft-polymerized by atom transfer living radical polymerization (ATRP) on a main chain polymerized by organotellurium-mediated living radical polymerization (TERP), wherein the molecular weight distribution is such that Mw/Mn is 1.5 or less. The graft copolymer is also such that a main chain moiety... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100173224 - Hydrophobic fluorinated polyelectrolyte complex films and associated methods: A fuel cell comprising a proton transporting membrane is provided. The proton transporting membrane comprises a polyelectrolyte film comprising a multilayer comprising an interpenetrating network of a net positively charged polyelectrolyte polymer comprising repeat units with at least two fluorine atoms and a net negatively charged polyelectrolyte polymer comprising repeat... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP

20100173225 - Compositions and methods for hydrogen generation: The present invention relates to compositions and methods for producing hydrogen from water involving reacting metal particles with water in the presence of an effective amount of activator. In particular the invention pertains to compositions and methods for producing hydrogen upon reaction of metal particles selected from the group consisting... Agent: William H. Dippert Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

20100173226 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell in which stress that is caused in an electrolyte membrane is relaxed or absorbed is provided. The fuel cell includes A fuel cell includes an electrolyte membrane; a holding member that is used to hold the electrolyte membrane; and an elastic member that is arranged between the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100173227 - Polymer-electrolyte fuel cell: Fuel cell comprising a stack of bipolar plates (1) and polymer films (2), in which the polymer films comprise a lip (3) that overhangs on all sides relative to the adjacent bipolar plates (1).... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20100173228 - Nanotube and carbon layer nanostructured composites: The present invention relates to nanostructured composites comprising a nanotube network which is at least partially embedded within a carbon layer. The present invention particularly relates to conducting nanostructured composites for use in the fields of energy conversion, energy storage and also the biomedical field. The present invention also relates... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP

  
07/01/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20100167094 - Battery structure: This invention relates to a battery structure with improved safety. The battery structure includes: at least two batteries disposed axially parallel to each other, positive terminals thereof facing opposite directions, negative terminals thereof facing opposite directions; an insulating material covering each of the batteries; and a connecting member provided at... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100167095 - Direct methanol fuel cell system: A direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) system including: a separator receiving a gas-liquid mixture discharged from a stack and separating the mixture to gas and a liquid; a methanol cartridge storing high concentration methanol; and a fuel mixer for methanol dilution. The separator and the fuel mixer are separate structures,... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100167098 - Fuel cell system and transportation equipment including the same: A fuel cell system prevents leakage of aqueous fuel solution to the cathode while reducing catalyst deterioration in the fuel cell. The fuel cell system includes a fuel cell including an anode and a cathode. An aqueous solution pump supplies the anode with aqueous methanol solution whereas an air pump... Agent: Yamaha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20100167097 - Heat recovery method and apparatus in fuel cell system, and fuel cell system including the apparatus: A fuel cell heat recovery system and method, the heat recovery method including: closing a proportionate valve to control water flow to a second heat exchanger that recovers heat from an electric heater that uses surplus power of the fuel cell system, if the fuel cell system is completely activated;... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100167096 - System for managing heat transfer in an electronic device to enhance operation of a fuel cell device: A heat management system for a portable electronic device is disclosed. The system comprises a component that generates heat during operation of the component, a fuel cell device configured to provide electrical power to the component to operate the component, and a heat transfer apparatus configured to transfer heat from... Agent: Gateway, Inc. Attn: Patent Attorney

20100167099 - Membrance electrode assembly (mea) structure and manufacturing method thereof: A membrane electrode assembly (MEA) structure includes a proton exchange membrane having opposite first and second sides, a cathode catalyst layer disposed at the first side of the proton exchange membrane, an anode catalyst layer disposed at the second side of the proton exchange membrane, a first composite gas diffusion... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20100167100 - Composite membrane and method for making: A composite membrane includes a compatibilized porous base membrane and an ion exchange material, which is impregnated into the compatibilized porous base membrane. The base membrane is compatibilized by coating a primer to external and internal surfaces of the porous base membrane and crosslinking the primer. A method for making... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20100167102 - Inter-penetrated proton exchange membrane, method for manufacturing the same, and proton exchange membrane fuel cell utilizing the same: The disclosed forms a proton exchange membrane. First, multi-maleimide and barbituric acid are copolymerized to form a hyper-branched polymer. Next, the solvent of the sulfonated tetrafluorethylene copolymer (Nafion) aqueous solution is replaced from water with dimethyl acetamide (DMAc). 10 to 20 parts by weight of the hyper-branched polymer is added... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100167101 - Proton exchange membrane composition: Proton exchange membrane compositions having high proton conductivity are provided. The proton exchange membrane composition includes a hyper-branched polymer, wherein the hyper-branched polymer has a DB (degree of branching) of more than 0.5. A polymer with high ion conductivity is distributed uniformly over the hyper-branched polymer, wherein the hyper-branched polymer... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100167103 - Solid proton conductor for fuel cell and fuel cell using the same: A solid proton conductor for a fuel cell and a fuel cell employing the solid proton conductor, the solid proton conductor including a sulfonated polymer, and a hydrophilic polymer having an acid group, constituting a polymer solvent, providing a proton mobile path.... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100167105 - Bipolar plate for fuel cells: The invention relates to bipolar plates for fuel cell systems. According to the invention, the component sheets of a bipolar plate (1) are formed for a welded joint (4, 5), such that between the profile regions (6) of the channel ducts (2), only small local surfaces remain as welding zones... Agent: Patent Central LLC Stephan A. Pendorf

20100167104 - Fuel cell and integrated anode flow board thereof: A fuel cell includes a cathode board, a membrane electrode assembly, and an integrated anode flow board. The membrane electrode assembly contacts the cathode board. The integrated anode flow board includes an anode flow board and a current collector combined together. The current collector includes a raised portion abutting the... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20100167106 - Ordered mesoporous carbon composite catalyst, method of manufacturing the same, and fuel cell using the same: An ordered mesoporous carbon (OMC) composite catalyst includes an OMC; and metal particles and at least one component selected from a group consisting of nitrogen and sulfur included in the OMC. The ordered mesoporous carbon composite catalyst may be formed by impregnating an ordered mesoporous silica with a mixture of... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100167107 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery including: an electrode assembly with a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a separator interposed therebetween; a case housing the electrode assembly; a cap plate connected to the case; a first terminal and a second terminal protruding from an upper part of the cap plate; and a... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20100167109 - Low profile manifold for single point watering system for lead-acid batteries: A single point watering assembly for a monobloc battery having a plurality of cell access ports each have a top edge. The assembly includes a manifold and a plurality of valve cartridges. The manifold overlies the access ports and includes extensions each extending into one of the access ports. Each... Agent: Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

20100167108 - System for reducing thermal transfer between cells in a battery: A thermal transfer barrier is disclosed that is positionable adjacent to an electrical storage cell having a vent configured to release gasses from the cell. The thermal transfer barrier may comprise a barrier member having a first side for orienting toward the vent on the cell. The first side is... Agent: Gateway, Inc. Attn: Patent Attorney

20100167110 - Method and system for battery protection: A battery pack. The battery pack includes a housing, a plurality of terminals, a plurality of lithium-based battery cells, and a controller. The plurality of terminals electrically connect to an electrical device. The electrical device is able to support the battery pack. Each of the plurality of battery cells are... Agent: Michael, Best & Friedrich LLP

20100167111 - Current collector for non-aqueous secondary battery, electrode plate for non aqueous secondary battery using the same, and non-aqueous secondary battery: An object of the invention is to provide a current collector for a non-aqueous secondary battery in which the strength of the current collector is sufficient in forming an electrode plate and an active material can be efficiently disposed on the protrusions of the current collector, and to provide an... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100167112 - Lithium ion secondary battery: A lithium ion secondary battery including: a positive electrode current collector; a positive electrode active material layer that is provided in contact with the positive electrode current collector; a separator layer that is provided on a side of the positive electrode active material layer on which the positive electrode current... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100167113 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly comprising a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator between the positive electrode and the negative electrode wound together and a case housing the electrode assembly, wherein the electrode assembly has an inner surface and an outer surface having a concave portion.... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100167114 - Battery cover latch mechanism and portable electronic device using the same: A battery cover latch mechanism includes a housing, a battery cover, and a latching part. The housing includes a clasp positioned thereon. The battery cover includes a guiding portion and a resisting block facing the guiding portion. The latching part includes a button and a resilient bar assembled on the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100167115 - Battery system with battery cells held in a stack by metal bands: The battery system has a battery block 2 with a plurality of battery cells 1 that are rectangular batteries stacked with intervening insulating separators 15, and that battery block 2 is held by fastening components 3. The fastening components 3 are provided with a pair of endplates 4 disposed at... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100167116 - Car power source apparatus: A case 20 of each battery cell 1 houses a current interrupt device 30 that cuts-off current when internal pressure exceeds a set pressure. The case has a rectangular outline with a pair of opposing planar surfaces 20A. An electrode unit 10, which is a stack of positive and negative... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100167117 - Battery including electrically conductive phosphate glass components: An electrode plate for an energy storage device includes a current collector fabricated at least partially from an electrically conductive phosphate glass. A chemically active material may be disposed on the current collector.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100167118 - High-discharge-rate lithium ion battery: The present invention provides for a lithium ion battery and process for creating such, comprising higher binder to carbon conductor ratios than presently used in the industry. The battery is characterized by much lower interfacial resistances at the anode and cathode as a result of initially mixing a carbon conductor... Agent: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

20100167119 - Method for manufacturing battery case and method for manufacturing hermetic battery: A battery case is formed by drawing a metallic plate thin to form a cylindrical body 10 having a closed end and cutting away part of the cylindrical body 10 at an opening 11 thereof in the direction perpendicular to an axis of the cylindrical body 10. The cutting of... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100167120 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly having an inner surface and including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator interposed therebetween, a case having a space for internally housing the electrode assembly, a cap assembly coupled to the case and electrically connected to the electrode assembly, and... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20100167121 - Nonaqueous electrolyte: r

20100167122 - Alkaline storage battery: Disclosed is an alkaline storage battery comprising a negative electrode, a positive electrode, a separator and an alkaline electrolyte solution in a package can. The negative electrode contains a hydrogen storage alloy represented by the following general formula: Ln1-xMgx(Ni1-yTy)z (wherein Ln represents at least one element selected from lanthanoid elements,... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100167123 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery including a pouch; an electrode assembly in the pouch, the electrode assembly comprising a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate and a separator between the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate; and a first electrode tab and a second electrode tab extending from the... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100167124 - Organic/inorganic composite electrolyte and electrochemical device prepared thereby: Disclosed is an electrode whose surface includes an organic/inorganic composite porous coating layer comprising porous inorganic particles and a binder polymer, wherein the porous inorganic particles have pores having such a size that lithium ions (Li+) solvated in an electrolyte solvent can pass therethrough. A method for manufacturing the electrode... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100167125 - Method of manufacturing lithium-ion secondary battery positive electrode, method of manufacturing lithium-ion secondary battery, lithium-ion secondary battery positive electrode, and lithium-ion secondary battery: s

20100167126 - Electrode compositions based on an amorphous alloy having a high silicon content: An electrode composition for a lithium ion battery that includes an amorphous alloy having the formula SixMyAlz where x, y, and z represent atomic percent values and (a) x+y+z=100, (b) x≧55, (c) y<22, (d) z>0, and (e) M is one or more metals selected from the group consisting of manganese,... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100167127 - Lithium iron phosphate battery electrode and method for manufacturing the same: The present invention relates to an electrode for the lithium iron phosphate battery and the manufacturing method thereof, and more particularly, to a coated electrode for the lithium iron phosphate with a smooth surface and without de-powder phenomenon and the manufacturing method thereof. The electrode provided in the present invention... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP

20100167128 - tin/lithium oxide composite thin film, its preparation and uses thereof: A method for electrochemically producing a tin/lithium oxide composite thin film includes forming the tin/lithium oxide composite thin film on a conductive substrate in a solution under suitable conditions. The solution includes about 10−3 M to about 10−2 M lithium nitrate and about 10−4 M to about 10−3 M stannic... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100167129 - Method for modifying cathode material and lithium battery employing the cathode material: The invention provides a lithium battery, including: a cathode plate and an anode plate; a separator disposed between the cathode plate and the anode plate to define a reservoir region; and an electrolyte filled in the reservoir region. A thermal protective film is provided to cover a material of the... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100167130 - Electrochemical energy source and electronic device provided with such an electrochemical energy source: The invention relates to an improved electrochemical energy source, comprising: a substrate, and at least one stack deposited onto said substrate, the stack comprising: an first electrode, a second electrode, and an intermediate solid-state electrolyte separating the first electrode and the second electrode. The invention also relates to an electronic... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100167131 - Non-aqueous electrolyte and electrochemical device with an improved safety: Disclosed are a non-aqueous electrolyte comprising a lithium salt and a solvent, the electrolyte containing, based on the weight of the electrolyte, 1-10 wt % of a compound of Formula (1) or its decomposition product, and 1-10 wt % of an aliphatic di-nitrile compound, as well as an electrochemical device... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100167132 - Hydrogen fuel delivery systems: A method for providing hydrogen to a hydrogen-powered device comprises providing a buffer connected to supply hydrogen to the device. The buffer is filled with hydrogen by coupling the buffer to a cartridge containing a predetermined quantity of hydrogen. The hydrogen in the cartridge may be stored in a form... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100167133 - Solid oxide fuel cell system: To provide a solid oxide fuel cell system that can be controlled while taking the influence of the volume of water kept in a water tank into consideration and is fully water self-sustainable. [MEANS FOR SOLVING PROBLEMS] The solid oxide fuel cell system comprises a fuel cell (21) provided with... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20100167134 - Process for the conversion of natural gas to hydrocarbon liquids: A process for converting natural gas to liquid hydrocarbons comprising heating the gas through a selected range of temperature for sufficient time and/or combustion of the gas at a sufficient temperature and under suitable conditions for a reaction time sufficient to convert a portion of the gas stream to reactive... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20100167135 - Process for the conversion of natural gas to hydrocarbon liquids: A process for converting natural gas to liquid hydrocarbons comprising heating the gas through a selected range of temperature for sufficient time and/or combustion of the gas at a sufficient temperature and under suitable conditions for a reaction time sufficient to convert a portion of the gas stream to reactive... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20100167136 - Process for the conversion of natural gas to hydrocarbon liquids: A process for converting natural gas to liquid hydrocarbons comprising heating the gas through a selected range of temperature for sufficient time and/or combustion of the gas at a sufficient temperature and under suitable conditions for a reaction time sufficient to convert a portion of the gas stream to reactive... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20100167137 - Process for the conversion of natural gas to hydrocarbon liquids: A process for converting natural gas to liquid hydrocarbons comprising heating the gas through a selected range of temperature for sufficient time and/or combustion of the gas at a sufficient temperature and under suitable conditions for a reaction time sufficient to convert a portion of the gas stream to reactive... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20100167138 - Process for the conversion of natural gas to hydrocarbon liquids: A process for converting natural gas to liquid hydrocarbons comprising heating the gas through a selected range of temperature for sufficient time and/or combustion of the gas at a sufficient temperature and under suitable conditions for a reaction time sufficient to convert a portion of the gas stream to reactive... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20100167139 - Process for the conversion of natural gas to hydrocarbon liquids: A process for converting natural gas to liquid hydrocarbons comprising heating the gas through a selected range of temperature for sufficient time and/or combustion of the gas at a sufficient temperature and under suitable conditions for a reaction time sufficient to convert a portion of the gas stream to reactive... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20100167140 - Response to ingestion of gas into fuel cell coolant: A fuel cell power plant (9, 60) includes a plurality of fuel cells in a stack (10, 61) each having coolant channels (13, 64) with coolant outlets (27, 80) directed to a water gas separator (40, 77), a gas outlet (45, 82) being connected to an orifice (47, 84) through... Agent: M.p. Williams

20100167141 - Apparatus and method for acceleratively activating fuel cell: Apparatuses and methods for accelerated activation of fuel cells are disclosed. The apparatuses include a fuel cell stack; an air supplying means coupled to a cathode catalyst side of the fuel cell stack through a mass flow controller and a humidifier; a hydrogen supplying means coupled to an anode catalyst... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100167145 - Fuel cell system and fuel cell system control method: The hydrogen concentration in an anode gas passage of a fuel cell is obtained. When the fuel cell system is started up, one of a first start-up control and a second start-up control is selected based on the obtained hydrogen concentration in the anode gas passage. In the first start-up... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100167144 - Fuel cell system and operation method thereof: A fuel cell system and a method for controlling the same. The system and method employ a fuel cell stack that generates electrical power by electrochemical reaction of a fuel gas and an oxidant gas, a total generated electrical energy computation device that computes a value pertaining to the total... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20100167143 - Fuel cell system, and control method for fuel cell: At the time of start-up of a fuel cell, the anode and the cathode are supplied with a fuel gas containing hydrogen and an oxidant gas (e.g., air) containing oxygen and an impurity gas, respectively, and the output of the fuel cell is restricted (e.g., prohibited). After a difference between... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100167142 - Mobile body: The present invention has a theme of a mobile body capable of securing reliability of the mobile body at a time of start. The mobile body includes a driving force generation device which generates a driving force of the mobile body; a power accumulation device and a fuel cell capable... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100167146 - Fuel cell system and method of operating fuel cell system: Provided is a fuel cell system which is capable of well preventing deterioration of performance of a fuel cell stack or well restoring deteriorated performance of the fuel cell stack and of suppressing deterioration of durability of the fuel cell stack, and a method of operating the fuel cell system.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100167149 - Fuel cell system: A temperature sensor 32 detects the temperature of a coolant circulating in a coolant supply system 3 of a fuel cell 20. A control unit 80 monitors the temperature detected by the temperature sensor 32. When the temperature of the coolant is higher than a target temperature, the control section... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100167150 - Fuel cell system: An impurity storage section 30 that communicates with an outlet of an anode gas passage of each cell 20 and stores an impurity in a fuel gas is formed in a fuel cell stack 2. The volume of the impurity storage section 30 is preferably larger than the volume of... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100167147 - Reversible fuel cell: An electricity storage system comprising a reversible fuel cell having a first electrode and a second electrode separated by an ionically conducting electrolyte, and at least two chambers adapted to hold fuel and/or a reaction product, wherein the system is substantially closed and at least one reactant for discharge is... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20100167148 - Temperature control system for fuel cell: Provided is a temperature control system which can suppress a cell voltage fluctuation even in the case of starting under a low-temperature environment. The temperature control system for a fuel cell according to the present invention circulates a heat transfer medium through the fuel cell to control the temperature of... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100167151 - Ion exchanger for fuel cell vehicle: An ion exchanger comprises an ion exchange cartridge, and an ion exchanger bracket for connecting the ion exchange cartridge to a cooling water path to thereby hold the ion exchange cartridge so as to be freely removed. The ion exchanger bracket is provided at a position closer to the front... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100167153 - Fuel cell apparatus: Provided is a fuel cell apparatus having a gas permeation mechanism for spontaneously controlling the supply amount of oxidizer from a reduced amount to an amount sufficient for normal operation after a reduction process at the time of activation. The fuel cell apparatus includes a control portion for controlling a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100167152 - Fuel cell system: Disclosed is a fuel cell system (100) comprising a solid polymer fuel cell, wherein a cathode off-gas containing moisture which is discharged from a cathode of a fuel cell stack (10) is circulated and supplied back to the cathode. In addition, when flooding occurs in this fuel cell stack (10),... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100167154 - Fuel cell module: To provide a fuel cell module structure including a heat exchanger capable of preventing leakage of oxygen containing gas in a flow path and reducing the cost. The fuel cell module, which includes: a power-generating chamber that receives fuel cells; and a casing having a generally rectangular shape enclosing the... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20100167155 - Hydrogen supply system for fuel cell: For this, the present invention provides a hydrogen supply system for a fuel cell, including: a high pressure tank which is capable of storing hydrogen received from a hydrogen refueling station and includes a metal hydride (MH) tank capable of storing hydrogen, mounted therein; first and second solenoid valves provided... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100167156 - Fuel cell stack having an integrated end plate assembly: A fuel cell stack (30) includes an integrated end plate assembly having a current collector (40) secured adjacent and end cell (36) of the stack, a pressure plate (42) secured adjacent the current collector (40), and a backbone (60) secured within a backbone-support plane (44) defined within the plate (42).... Agent: Malcolm J Chisholm Jr.

20100167157 - Fuel cell coupler and fuel cell using the same: A fuel cell coupler includes a nozzle part (9) arranged on a fuel cartridge, and a socket part (6) arranged in a fuel cell body, and the parts are detachably coupled to each other. The nozzle part (9) has a resin part which deforms to detach from the socket part... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100167158 - Method for producing a solid fuel for fuel cells, solid fuel for fuel cells, and fuel cell: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing a highly safe solid fuel for fuel cells having excellent handleability, a highly safe solid fuel for fuel cells having excellent handleability, and a fuel cell using such a solid fuel for fuel cells. In a method... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20100167161 - Electrode electrolyte for polymer-type fuel cell, and use thereof: Disclosed is an electrode electrolyte for solid polymer fuel cells, which uses a polymer electrolyte containing a polyarylene copolymer containing a nitrogen-containing aromatic ring having a substituent represented by —SO3H, —(O(CH2)hSO3H or —O(CF2)hSO3H (wherein h represents an integer of 1-12). By having such a constitution, the electrode electrolyte for solid... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20100167162 - Membrane-electrode assembly, method for producing the same and solid polymer fuel cell: A membrane-electrode assembly comprising an anode catalyst layer and cathode catalyst layer placed each other, and a polymer electrolyte membrane formed between the anode catalyst layer and cathode catalyst layer. The polymer electrolyte membrane comprises: a hydrocarbon-based polymer electrolyte, and the anode catalyst layer and cathode catalyst layer both comprise... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100167160 - Method for producing polymer electrolyte membrane for solid polymer fuel cell, membrane eelctrode assembly for solid polymer fuel cell, and solid polymer fuel cell: The durability of a solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell can be enhanced by inhibiting deterioration of a polymer electrolyte membrane of a solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell without impairing power generation performance. The production process of a polymer electrolyte membrane for a solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell of the present... Agent: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

20100167159 - Polyelectrolyte film, film-electrode assembly, and solid-polymer-type fuel cell: A polymer electrolyte membrane comprising as a main ingredient a block copolymer which comprises, as its constituents, a polymer block (A) having as a main unit an aromatic vinyl compound unit and a polymer block (B) forming a flexible phase, and has ion-conducting groups on the polymer block (A), said... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100167163 - Proton-conducting membrane and the use of the same: The invention relates to a novel proton-conducting polymer membrane based on polyazols. Said polymer membrane can be used in a variety of ways due to its outstanding chemical and thermal properties and is especially suitable as a polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) for producing membrane electrode units for so-called PEM fuel... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP

20100167164 - Sofc cathode and method for cofired cells and stacks: A solid oxide fuel cell includes an anode layer, an electrolyte layer over a surface of the anode layer, and a cathode layer over a surface of the electrolyte layer. The cathode layer includes a cathode bulk layer, a porous cathode functional layer at an electrolyte, an intermediate cathode layer... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20100167165 - Copolymer, polymer electrolyte, and use thereof: s

20100167166 - Hyper-branched polymer, electrode including the polymer, electrolyte membrane including the polymer, and fuel cell including the electrode and/or the electrolyte membrane: A hyper-branched polymer that has a dendritic unit, a linear unit, a terminal unit, and a degree of branching of about 0.05 to about 1. The hyper-branched polymer can be included in an electrode and/or an electrolyte membrane of a fuel cell.... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100167167 - Solid polymer electrolyte, method for production thereof, and solid polymer fuel cell: The present invention provides a solid polymer electrolyte having a water cluster structure composed of hydrophilic groups and occluded water in a solid polymer electrolyte, characterized in that the water cluster structure difference corresponding to the difference between diameters of the pore and the bottleneck part in the water cluster... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100167170 - Co-doped ysz electrolytes for solid oxide fuel cell stacks: A solid oxide fuel cell electrolyte is fabricated by combining an yttria-stabilized zirconia powder with α-Al2O3 having a d50 particle size in a range of between about 10 nm and about 200 nm and Mn2O3 to form an electrolyte precursor composition, and then sintering the electrolyte precursor composition to thereby... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20100167169 - Current collectors for solid oxide fuel cell stacks: A sulfur tolerant anode current collector material includes a mesh or foam that includes a cermet. The cermet includes a metallic component and a ceramic component. The metallic component includes nickel, an alloy including nickel and cobalt, or a mixture including a nickel compound and a cobalt compound. The ceramic... Agent: Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100167168 - Hydrophilic adjuvant: Disclosed is an adjuvant capable of imparting a hydrophilic or superhydrophilic function to various materials or interfaces. The hydrophilic adjuvant comprises: a composite metal oxide containing Si and at least one metal element selected from the group consisting of Ti(IV), Zr(IV), Sn(IV) and Al(III); and a hydrophilic group-containing organic compound... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20100167172 - Elastic member for methanol fuel cell cartridge: This invention provides an elastic member for a methanol fuel cell cartridge, comprising an elastomer having a compression set of 1 to 80 and a hardness (type A) of 40 to 70 and having an operating limit time of 10,000 hours or more determined by a DMFC performance test for... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20100167171 - Fuel cell component, porous body for fuel cell and method of manufacturing fuel cell component: A porous body (28, 29) for a fuel cell (1000), a fuel cell component including the porous body and a method of manufacturing the fuel cell component is provided. The porosity in at least a portion (15) in the vicinity of the periphery of the porous body (28, 29) is... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100167173 - Seal arrangement in a fuel cell device: The object of the invention is to improve the sealing properties of a seal arrangement in a fuel cell device for sealing against leaks a mechanical joint between two components of the fuel cell device. The invention proposes a seal arrangement in a fuel cell device for sealing against leakage... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100167174 - Fuel cell system: Provided is a fuel cell system using the dead end method and capable of exhausting impurities accumulated at the anode side while suppressing the oxidization of carbon. In the fuel cell system (1), a fuel cell (2) is operated in the state that the fuel off gas flow path (8)... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100167175 - Electrochemical catalysts: A composition useful in electrodes provides higher power capability through the use of nanoparticle catalysts present in the composition. Nanoparticles of transition metals are preferred such as manganese, nickel, cobalt, iron, palladium, ruthenium, gold, silver, and lead, as well as alloys thereof, and respective oxides. These nanoparticle catalysts can substantially... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100167176 - Manufacturing apparatus and method for fuel cell electrode material assembly, and fuel cell: Provided is a manufacturing apparatus (100) for an electrode material assembly for a fuel cell, which apparatus bonds an electrode material to both faces of an electrolyte membrane (10) continuously transported. The manufacturing apparatus (100) includes a drive mechanism for transporting the electrolyte membrane (10) in a predetermined direction (66),... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100167177 - Carbon nanofiber with skin-core structure, method of producing the same, and products comprising the same: This invention relates to carbon nanofiber having a skin-core structure containing pitch and polyacrylonitrile, to a method of producing the carbon nanofiber, and to a product including the carbon nanofiber. The carbon nanofiber includes polyacrylonitrile and pitch having different properties respectively constituting a skin layer and/or a core layer, with... Agent: The Nath Law Group

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