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Chemistry: electrical current producing apparatus, product, and process August inventions list 08/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100215994 - Built-in charge circuit for secondary battery and secondary battery with the built-in charge circuit: A secondary battery which includes a built-in charge circuit. The secondary battery includes a bare cell having a positive electrode and a negative electrode; a protection circuit section electrically connected to the bare cell; a positive electrode charge/discharge terminal and a negative electrode charge/discharge terminal electrically connected to the protection... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100215995 - Magnetic state of charge sensor for a battery: A battery includes multiple conductive battery plates and a complex electrolytic material located between the conductive battery plates. The battery also includes a conductive sensor wire located within the complex electrolytic material. The conductive sensor wire may be configured to generate a magnetic field within the complex electrolytic material based... Agent: Munck Carter/nsc
20100215996 - Closure assembly for electrochemical cells: An end assembly seals a cylindrical electrochemical cell. The assembly includes a positive temperature coefficient (PTC) device and a gasket having a protrusion that cooperates with the end assembly isolates the PTC device from primary axial compression forces present in the closure assembly. In further embodiments of the present invention,... Agent: Michael C. Pophal Eveready Battery Company Inc
20100215997 - Rechargeable battery: Disclosed is a rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator interposed therebetween, a case accommodating the electrode assembly, and a cap assembly combined with the case, wherein the cap assembly includes an interrupting plate that is transformed by increasing pressure to... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100215998 - Secondary battery module: A secondary battery module including a plurality of secondary battery cells, each secondary battery cell including electrodes on one side thereof and a vent on the same side as the electrodes, a module frame coupled to the plurality of secondary battery cells and fixing the secondary battery cells in a... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.
20100215999 - Secondary battery module: A secondary battery module including a plurality of battery cells, a temperature sensor disposed on a surface of at least one of the battery cells, a conducting wire connected to the temperature sensor, a module frame coupled to the battery cells, fixing the battery cells in a position and having... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.
20100216002 - Film case type electricity storage device: A film-case-type electricity storage device 10 is one storing an electrode group 6 where the cross-section cut in a direction vertical to a winding axis is formed in flat-shape and two square bar-type reinforcing members 11 in a film case 12, and is capable of avoiding deformation of the electrode... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100216000 - Method of producing electrode for secondary battery and secondary battery: An active material layer 2 is applied on a current collector 1 so as to expose respective end parts of the current collector 1. A first active material layer non-formation part 1a at one of the end parts of the current collector 1 is formed narrower than a second active... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100216001 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly including first and second electrode plates, each of which includes an electrode uncoated portion and a separator interposed between the first and second electrode plates, and at least one current collector plate, each current collector plate contacting one of the electrode uncoated portions... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.
20100216003 - Battery cover latching assembly: A battery cover latching assembly is provided. The battery cover latching assembly includes a body member defining a battery receiving space, a battery cover being attached to the body member to cover the battery receiving space, and a latching assembly. The battery cover includes a stopping block. The latching assembly... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100216004 - Battery housing formed with cooling passages and battery pack having the same: A battery pack includes a housing having at least one coupling recess, a peripheral portion around the at least one coupling recess, and a plurality of cooling passages extending in at least one direction of the at least one coupling recess and within the peripheral portion, and a battery cell... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20100216005 - Battery cover latching assembly: A battery cover latching assembly comprises a battery housing member, a battery cove and a button. The battery cover is releasably mounted to the battery housing member. The button is slidably mounted to the battery cover and has a grip portion forming thereon. When the button is slid away from... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100216006 - Redox battery: The invention relates to a redox battery comprising a proton-permeable membrane, a first electrolyte (5) and a second electrolyte (6), as well as a first electrode (7) and a second electrode (8). The membrane is designed as a hollow profiled member (4), the electrolytes (5, 6) are provided in a... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20100216007 - Battery module composed of flexible battery cells and cell interconnect structure therefor: An interconnect device enables battery cells having terminals in the form of flexible tabs to be serially interconnected in a stack. The interconnect device comprises a relatively rigid substrate and at least two arrays of pins projecting from opposing first and second surfaces of the substrate. This enables the flexible... Agent: Magna International, Inc.
20100216008 - Secondary battery module: A secondary battery module having a major axis of a connection terminal crossing a connection axis of a fastening member to increase coupling force and decrease contact resistance. An embodiment of a secondary battery module includes: a plurality of unit batteries including electrode terminals; a plurality of connection terminals, each... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20100216009 - Battery module: A battery module includes first supporting members on first terminals of a plurality of batteries, second supporting members on second terminals of the plurality of batteries, the second supporting members having different heights from the first supporting members, and a bus bar that electrically connects a first terminal of a... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.
20100216011 - Battery pack: A battery pack that includes a plurality of bare cells including a first bare cell and a second bare cell, and a lead plate electrically connecting the first bare cell and the second bare cell. A bent area of the lead plate may be provided with a hole or a... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP
20100216010 - System and method for fusibly linking batteries: A system and method links batteries in parallel to conductors using wire bonds that act as fuses in the event of an overcurrent condition in a battery. To protect the wire bonds in the case of a larger overcurrent condition, a fuse may be added in series to the parallel... Agent: Innovation Partners
20100216012 - Lithium rechargeable battery: A lithium rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly arranged in a can and an insulating case positioned at an upper portion of the electrode assembly. The insulating case includes at least one protrusion protruding toward an inner wall of the can... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC
20100216013 - Cylinder type secondary battery: A cylinder type secondary battery includes a can having an opening, an electrode assembly in the can, a cap assembly covering the opening of the can, an upper insulating plate between the electrode assembly and the cap assembly; a support plate on the upper insulating plate; the support plate having... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20100216014 - Closure assembly for electrochemical cells: A closure assembly for an electrochemical cell includes a positive temperature coefficient (PTC) device and a dual wall gasket that isolates the PTC device from primary axial compression forces present in the closure assembly. A method for closing an electrochemical cell to remove the PTC device from primary axial compression... Agent: Michael C. Pophal Eveready Battery Company Inc
20100216015 - Battery pack and battery pack manufacturing method: In a battery pack in which accessory parts are fitted to a unit cell, the unit cell has a terminal portion, accessory parts include an electrical-connection use lead and a frame having an engagement portion to be engaged with the lead, and the lead and the terminal portion are bonded... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100216016 - Battery and battery pack: A battery is provided that includes a laminate film having a metal layer and a thermal adhesive resin layer, a battery element which is covered with the laminate film, and leads which are connected to the battery element. The leads are sandwiched between opposing thermal adhesive resin layers, and extend... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100216017 - Battery: A battery capable of improving the cycle characteristics even if the thickness of an anode active material layer is increased is provided. The battery includes a cathode, an anode and an electrolytic solution. The anode has an anode active material layer on an anode current collector, and the anode active... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100216018 - Hydrogen-absorbing alloy and alkaline storage battery having the alloy: A hydrogen-absorbing alloy is represented by the general formula Ln1-xMgxNiy-a-bAlaMb (where Ln is at least one element selected from the rare-earth elements, Zr, Ti, and Y, M is at least one element selected from the group consisting of V, Nb, Ta, Cr, Mo, Mn, Fe, Co, Ga, Zn, Sn, In,... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100216019 - Method for manufacturing secondary battery: Disclosed is a method for manufacturing a secondary battery (10) containing a nonaqueous electrolyte solution. This method comprises a step (S110) for preparing an electrode assembly (20) having positive and negative electrode sheets (30, 40), a step (S120) for immersing the electrode assembly (20) into a nonaqueous liquid (60), and... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100216020 - Battery and method of producing battery: A battery comprises a battery cell 11 being in a rectangular plate shape on whose upper side face 11a a negative electrode terminal and a positive electrode terminal are arranged, a negative electrode lead plate 12 and a positive electrode lead plate 13 whose one ends are respectively joined to... Agent: Hogan Lovells US LLP
20100216021 - Electrode plate: An electrode plate (Ib) for a lead acid battery comprises an electrode material supported on a metal support in which the metal support comprises a body portion and a tab portion (4c) which extends from the periphery of the body portion. The body portion comprises a region of grid (2b)... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
20100216022 - Electrode, method of manufacturing electrode, and lithium-ion secondary battery: An electrode which can improve the cycle characteristic of a lithium-ion secondary battery is provided. The electrode of the present invention comprises a current collector and an active material layer, formed on the current collector, containing an active material and polybenzimidazole.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100216023 - 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 foil base layer and a layer of carbon nanotubes grown on the base layer, the carbon nanotube layer being arranged to face... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP
20100216024 - Method for producing positive electrode active material and positive electrode active material: The object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing simply a positive electrode active material which can further increase charge-discharge capacity of secondary batteries when the positive electrode active material is used for positive electrode of secondary batteries, particularly non-aqueous electrolyte secondary batteries. A method for... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100216025 - Electrode plate for a battery: An electrode plate for a battery comprising a plurality of electrodes in a grid where the grid defines a plurality of spaces. A paste disposed in the spaces has a top surface and a bottom surface. The paste is narrowed in the space, defining a distance between the top surface... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP
20100216027 - Electric storage device, and production method thereof: A negative electrode mixture member accommodated in a bag-like separator includes a negative electrode provided with a negative electrode current collector and a negative electrode mixture layer formed on one surface of the negative electrode current collector, and a metal lithium foil adhered onto the negative electrode. Accordingly, even when... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20100216026 - Thin film electrochemical energy storage device with three-dimensional anodic structure: A method for forming a battery from via thin-film deposition processes is disclosed. A mesoporous carbon material is deposited onto a surface of a conductive substrate that has high surface area, conductive micro-structures formed thereon. A porous, dielectric separator layer is then deposited on the layer of mesoporous carbon material... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP - - Appm/tx
20100216028 - Laminated porous film: Provided is a laminated porous film comprising a laminate of a heat-resistant porous layer containing a liquid crystalline polyester and a shutdown layer containing a thermoplastic resin.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100216029 - Lithium ion secondary battery: o
20100216030 - Positive electrode for all-solid secondary battery and all-solid secondary battery employing same: A positive electrode for an all-solid secondary battery having excellent rate capabilities and cycle performance and an all-solid secondary battery employing the same. The positive electrode includes a positive electrode active material surface-treated such that at least a part of the surface of the positive electrode active material that is... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP
20100216031 - Nonaqueous electrolyte composition, nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, and method for manufacturing nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A nonaqueous electrolyte composition includes an electrolyte salt, a nonaqueous solvent, a matrix polymer, and a ceramic powder, wherein the ceramic powder has an average particle size of 0.1 to 2.5 μm and a BET specific surface area of 0.5 to 11 m2/g.... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100216032 - Lithium ion rechargeable battery and process for producing the lithium ion rechargeable battery: Conventional ion rechargeable batteries having an electrode layer on an electrolyte layer suffer from an impurity layer formed at the interface, degrading performance. Conventional batteries with no such impurity layer have a problem of weak interface bonding. In the present invention, in a baking process step after an electrode layer... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100216033 - Cathode material and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery using it: A negative electrode material for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary batteries, characterized in that the negative electrode material comprises a composite particle including solid phases A and B, the solid phase A being dispersed in the solid phase B, and the ratio (IA/IB) of the maximum diffracted X-ray intensity (IA) attributed to... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100216034 - Secondary battery: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes: a positive electrode; a negative electrode; and a nonaqueous electrolyte, wherein an open circuit voltage in a completely charged state per pair of a positive electrode and a negative electrode is from 4.25 to 6.00 V; and at least one member selected from the... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100216035 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary cell: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary cell can be charged at a high voltage of 4.3V or more and has excellent cycle characteristics and excellent high-temperature storage characteristics. The cell includes positive and negative electrodes capable of inserting and extracting lithium, and a non-aqueous electrolyte. The non-aqueous electrolyte contains a non-aqueous solvent,... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100216037 - Carbon-filled polymer composite bipolar plates for proton exchange membrane fuel cells: Proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells, also known as polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells, consist of a proton conducting membrane or a proton exchange membrane possessing adequate proton conducting properties typically contained between two platinum impregnated porous electrodes. PEM fuel cells are used in the transportation, stationary and portable applications... Agent: Joseph J. Crimaldi Roetzel & Andress
20100216038 - method and system for providing a flow through battery cell and uses thereof: In one embodiment, the present invention relates generally to a method and system for providing a flow through battery cell and uses thereof. In one embodiment, the flow through battery cell includes an inlet for receiving a flow of water, a solid oxidizer coupled to said inlet for reacting with... Agent: Wall & Tong, LLP Sri International
20100216039 - Fuel humidifier assembly for use in high temperature fuel cell systems: A humidifier assembly for humidifying fuel for use in a fuel cell system, comprising a water heater adapted to receive recycled water and to generate heated water using cathode exhaust, and a fuel saturator adapted to receive deaerated cleansed water, at least a portion of the deaerated cleansed water comprising... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman, P.c John J Torrente
20100216040 - Humidifier and fuel cell system using the same: A humidifier (16) includes a hollow fiber module (42) in which a gas to be humidifier flows, and a tubular casing (30) that houses the hollow fiber module (42). An inlet port (32) for introducing a humidifying gas into a flow path (30h) is formed on the peripheral surface on... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.
20100216042 - Auxiliary power unit: An auxiliary power unit (APU), a method of operating an APU and a vehicle comprising the APU are provided. The APU includes a fuel processor and a fuel cell, the fuel processor being provided with steam, air and dimethyl ether (DME). In order to avoid decreased functionality of the fuel... Agent: Wrb-ip LLP
20100216041 - Extraction of energy from used cooking oil: The extraction of energy from used cooking oil is disclosed. In one embodiment, used cooking oil is admitted from a cooking appliance to an interface, and then to a reactor or a series of reactors where it is reformed into a hydrogen-containing, reformed fuel. The hydrogen-containing, reformed fuel is then... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP
20100216043 - Fuel cell monitoring and control system: A method of controlling a fuel cell system includes applying alternating current (AC) signals to an individual fuel cell. The AC signals have a plurality of different frequencies. A voltage across the individual fuel cell is determined at each of the plurality of different frequencies. An impedance characteristic of the... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100216044 - Air-cooled thermal management for a fuel cell stack: The air-cooled thermal management of a fuel cell stack is disclosed. One disclosed embodiment comprises a cooling plate apparatus for an air-cooled fuel cell stack, where the cooling plate comprises a body configured to receive heat from one or more fuel cells in thermal communication with the body, and airflow... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP
20100216045 - Fuel cell system and control method thereof: Provided is a fuel cell system that can achieve a stable power generation state of a fuel cell after the fuel cell returns from an intermittent operation to a normal operation. The fuel cell system has: a fuel cell; a fuel gas system having a fuel gas supply flow path... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100216046 - Fuel cell formed in a single layer of monocrystalline silicon and fabrication process: Fuel cells are formed in a single layer of conductive monocrystalline silicon including a succession of electrically isolated conductive silicon bodies separated by narrow parallel trenches etched through the whole thickness of the silicon layer. Semicells in a back-to-back configuration are formed over etch surfaces of the separation trenches. Each... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.
20100216047 - Powder containing elongated grains and the use thereof for producing an electrode for a solid oxide fuel cell: The present invention provides a powder constituted by a set of grains, characterized in that the 10 percentile of the cumulative granulometric distribution of the grain sizes, commencing from the fines, D10, is 4 μm or more, at least 40% by number of the grains having a form factor R... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100216049 - Electrode catalyst composition, electrode, and fuel cell and membrane-electrode assembly each comprising the electrode: (where E0 denotes an electrode potential when a gas having a hydrogen concentration of 0% (an oxidizing gas only) makes contact with the electrode at room temperature, and E3 denotes an electrode potential when a mixed gas having a hydrogen concentration of 3 volume % (a hydrogen gas and the... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100216048 - Method for the production of a membrane electrode unit: The invention relates to a process for producing a membrane-electrode assembly comprising an anode catalyst layer (13), a polymer electrolyte membrane (1) and a cathode catalyst layer (14) and to a fuel cell comprising such a membrane-electrode assembly. The process of the invention comprises the steps of applying a first... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100216051 - Proton-conducting polymer membrane comprising polyazole blends and its use in fuel cells: wherein at least one further polymer (polymer B) which is not a polyazole is added to the composition obtainable according to step A) and/or step B) and the weight ratio of polyazole to polymer B is in the range from 0.1 to 50.... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20100216050 - Separation membrane for fuel cell: The present invention can provide an anion exchange type separation membrane used for direct liquid fuel type fuel cell, high in heat resistance, hard to deteriorate when using and capable of obtaining high battery output. A composite membrane used as the separation membrane for fuel cell can be obtained by... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20100216052 - Catalyst coated membrane (ccm) and catalyst film/layer for alkaline membrane fuel cells and methods of making same: Alkaline membrane fuel cells designed with silver cathode catalysts include a catalyst layer comprising silver metal nano-particles and an anion-conducting ionomer. The silver nano-particles are mixed with a solution of the ionomer to form a catalyst ink that is applied to an alkaline membrane to form an ultra-thin cathode catalyst... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c
20100216053 - Stack flow path of planar solid oxide fuel cell: Through protrusion on channel area, a fuel flows higher to have a better reaction with a power generating plate of an SOFC. A material is selected for stacks to reduce the number of stacks and to simplify an assembling process of the stacks.... Agent: Jackson Intellectual Property Group PLLC
20100216054 - Fuel cell with large exchange surface area: A support wafer made of silicon wafer comprising, on a first surface a porous silicon layer having protrusions, porous silicon pillars extending from the porous silicon layer to the second surface of the wafer, in front of each protrusion. Layers constituting a fuel cell can be formed on the support... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Inc. C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100216055 - Fuel cell: According to one embodiment, fuel cell includes an anode, into which an aqueous methanol solution is introduced as fuel, includes a current collector and a catalyst layer formed on the current collector, a cathode, into which an oxidizing agent is introduced, includes a current collector and a catalyst layer formed... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100216056 - Non-noble metal based catalyst, method of manufacturing the same, fuel cell electrode including the non-noble metal based catalyst, and fuel cell including the non-noble metal based catalyst: where M is at least one element selected from Group 4 elements through Group 12 elements, a is a number in the range of about 1 to about 8, b is a number in the range of 1 to 8, x is a number in the range of about 0.2... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP
20100216057 - Catalyst carrier and fuel cell using the same: A catalyst carrier, being characterized in that a catalyst metal for promoting an oxidation-reduction reaction is carried on a vapor-grown carbon fiber having an average outer diameter of from 2 nm to 500 nm, which has been subjected to a crushing treatment so as to have a BET specific surface... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC08/19/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20100209743 - Secondary battery with protection circuit module: A secondary battery including a first bare cell, a second bare cell disposed to face at least a portion of the first bare cell, and a protection circuit module including a circuit board having an electrical circuit device mounted thereon and at least one connection tab between the first and... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.
20100209744 - Battery pack and mobile communication terminal: A battery pack including a bare cell and an absorber disposed on a surface of the bare cell. The absorber is formed of a ferrite sintered body, which may be divided into sections.... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP
20100209745 - Microporous polyolefin membrane, its production method, battery separator and battery: The invention relates to a microporous membrane. The membrane can have an average thickness of 23 ?m or more, an air permeability in a range of about 20 sec/100 cm3 to 100 sec/100 cm3, a pin puncture strength of 2,450 mN or more, and a heat shrinkage ratio of 12%... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100209746 - Sealed battery: A sealed battery (100) provided in the present invention includes an electrode assembly (80), an outer case (40) housing the electrode assembly (80), a sealing lid (20) for closing an opening (42) of the outer case (40), and a current cutoff valve (22) that is deformed by abnormal internal pressure... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100209747 - Energy storage unit: An energy storage unit, particularly for a motor vehicle, has an application unit that is configured to detect and/or process predetermined operating parameters of the energy storage unit. The energy storage unit further includes a safety unit that is configured to cryptologically process the detected and/or processed operating parameters. The... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20100209748 - Battery system: A battery system includes: a battery unit formed by electrically connected in series a plurality of cell groups each made up with a plurality of battery cells electrically connected in series; a plurality of sensing lines for detecting voltages of respective battery cells in the battery unit; an integrated circuit... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100209750 - Battery and method of producing the same: A battery includes an electrode body having a positive electrode and a negative electrode and also includes an exterior case for receiving the electrode body. An insulation film for isolating the exterior case and the electrode body from each other is placed between an inner wall surface of the exterior... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100209749 - Sealed secondary battery: A battery casing 10 includes a plurality of cylindrical accommodation parts 12a to 12d accommodating a plurality of electrode assemblies 20, and connecting parts 13a to 13c connecting the accommodation parts 12a to 13d adjacent to each other. The inner circumferences of the accommodation parts 12a to 12d have substantially... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100209751 - Battery pack and electrical device with three-dimensional coding means: The invention describes a battery pack for an electrical appliance, in particular for a handheld machine tool, having mechanical coding elements for interaction with corresponding coding elements on an electrical appliance. The coding elements are arranged in relation to one another with respect to a first axis in the insertion... Agent: Ronald E. Greigg Greigg & Greigg P.l.l.c.
20100209752 - Battery pack with axially extending and rotatable electrical connections and catch: A battery pack may supply power to a device such as a PDA, a hand-held scanner, or a laptop computer, when inserted and rotatably locked therein. The battery pack is adapted to maintain electrical connectivity with the device, once unlocked, during counter-rotation and before removal. Electrical connectivity is provided by... Agent: Thomas A. O'rourke Bodner & O'rourke
20100209754 - Battery latching mechanism: A battery latching mechanism is provided. The battery latching mechanism comprises a body member including a battery receiving space and a latch portion adjacent to the battery receiving space, and a battery including a latch. The battery is received in the battery receiving space with the latch engaging with the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100209753 - Electronic device: An electronic device includes two batteries and a main body. The main body defines a sliding groove passing through two parallel surfaces of the main body. The sliding groove includes an upper surface, a lower surface parallel to the upper surface, a positive contact plate and a negative contact plate.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100209755 - Solar battery unit: A solar battery unit is provided that can release the heat of the solar battery module sufficiently and suppress the temperature increase of a solar battery module by inhibiting the presence of an air layer with a low thermal conductivity in a heat transfer passage, whereby the energy conversion efficiency... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100209756 - Flexible thin printed battery and device and method of manufacturing same: A flat, flexible electrochemical cell is provided. The within invention describes various aspects of the flat, flexible electrochemical cell. A printed anode is provided that obviates the need for a discrete anode current collector, thereby reducing the size of the battery. An advantageous electrolyte is provided that enables the use... Agent: Michael C. Pophal Eveready Battery Company Inc
20100209757 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: In the above formula (1), M indicates at least one element selected of boron, magnesium, aluminum, silicon, phosphorous, sulfur, titanium, chromium, manganese, iron, copper, zinc, gallium, germanium, yttrium, zirconium, molybdenum, silver, strontium, cesium, barium, tungsten, indium, tin, lead, and antimony. X represents a halogen element. X, y, z, a, and... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100209758 - Multilayer separator exhibiting improved strength and stability: A multi-layer microporous battery separator which comprises: a high molecular weight polypropylene layer having a melt flow index of ≦1.2 measured at layer; a polyethylene layer; and a high molecular weight polypropylene layer having a melt flow index of ≦1.2 measured at layer. The resulting microporous battery separator which is... Agent: Hammer & Associates, P.C.
20100209759 - Battery pack: The invention describes a battery pack having a housing and at least one battery cell. According to the invention, also provided are elements which compensates for tolerance variations of the battery cell(s). The tolerance compensation elements include at least one spreading element which is arranged in an intermediate space between... Agent: Ronald E. Greigg Greigg & Greigg P.l.l.c.
20100209760 - Battery-cell module structure of battery: A battery-cell structure of a battery is constructed to have a resinous spacer 5 with a frame shape surrounding thick central portions between a battery cell 3 arranged at an upper side and a battery cell 4 arranged at a lower side, and ventilation portions 62 and 64 that are... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100209761 - Card battery and card battery connector: A card battery to charge and/or discharge an external electronic apparatus, the card battery including: a card battery body including a bare cell and a first substrate electrically connected to the bare cell; and a connector including a protection circuit module electrically connected to the card battery body.... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP
20100209763 - Electrode for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, method for producing the same, and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: This invention provides an electrode for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and a method for producing the electrode. The electrode includes a current collector and an electrode mixture layer formed on a surface of the current collector, and the electrode mixture layer includes an active material and a binder. The... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100209762 - Gravoltaic cell: The gravoltaic cell converts a gravitational force into electrical energy. The gravoltaic cell comprises a container, an electrolytic mixture of at least two electrolytes disposed in the container, an upper and lower electrode, and an external electrical load connected across the two said electrodes for dissipating said electrical energy. The... Agent: Gerald R. Black, Esq.
20100209764 - Method of manufacturing secondary battery, and secondary battery manufactured by the method: A method of manufacturing a secondary battery, including: loading a core pack in a cavity of a mold; loading the mold on a mold receiving portion of an injection molding apparatus; and filling a molten resin in a chamber of the mold.... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP
20100209765 - Cylindrical secondary battery: A cylindrical secondary battery including an electrode assembly including a positive electrode having a positive electrode active material layer containing lithium carbonate (Li2CO3), a negative electrode including a negative electrode active material layer, and a separator separating the positive electrode from the negative electrode, a can housing the electrode assembly,... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100209766 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly including a positive electrode plate, a negative electrode plate, and a separator interposed between the two electrode plates, a can housing the electrode assembly and a cap assembly sealing the can. Further, the secondary battery includes an electrode assembly including a positive electrode... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP
20100209767 - Method for evaluating battery safety under internal short-circuit condition, battery and battery pack whose safety is identified by internal short-circuit safety evaluation method, and method for producing the same: The invention provides a method for evaluating the safety of a battery under an internal short-circuit condition. The battery includes: an electrode group including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and an insulating layer for electrically insulating the electrodes, which are wound or laminated; an electrolyte; a housing for housing... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100209768 - Battery pack of large capacity: Disclosed herein is a battery pack including a battery cell, having an electrode assembly mounted in a pouch-shaped battery case made of a laminate sheet including a metal layer and a resin layer and is sealed by thermal welding, mounted in a pack case, wherein the pack case includes a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100209769 - Sealed-type secondary battery: A sealed-type secondary battery is disclosed. A battery module of a sealed-type secondary battery is formed by heating and fusing a top lid member and an integrated battery container. The integrated battery container is formed with a polymer alloy including a polyphenylene ether resin and a polyolefin resin, and the... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20100209771 - Lithium transition metal-based compound powder, method for manufacturing the same, spray-dried substance serving as firing precursor thereof, and lithium secondary battery positive electrode and lithium secondary battery using the same: A lithium transition metal-based compound powder for a lithium secondary battery positive electrode material that can achieve both improvements of load characteristics such as rate and output characteristics and a higher density is a lithium transition metal-based compound powder containing, as a main component, a lithium transition metal-based compound that... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100209772 - Non-aqueous electrolyte, and rechargeable lithium battery including the same: In the above Chemical Formula 1, Ra to Rd are substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkylene, substituted or unsubstituted alkylene oxide, or a halogen, or one or more non-adjacent —CH2— in the alkyl, alkylene, and alkyleneoxide is/are replaced with —CO—. At least two of Ra to Rd may... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm
20100209770 - Positive electrode for rechargeable lithium battery and rechargeable lithium battery including same: A positive electrode for a rechargeable lithium battery and a rechargeable lithium battery including the same. The positive electrode includes a nickel-based positive active material, a binder, and a conductive material, wherein the binder is included in an amount of 120 to 160 parts by weight based on 100 parts... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP
20100209773 - Electrode sheet, secondary battery and method for manufacturing the secondary battery: An electrode sheet of the present invention is a positive electrode sheet formed by laminating a conductive layer and a positive electrode active material layer in this order on each surface of a resin film, or is a negative electrode sheet formed by laminating a conductive layer and a negative... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100209775 - Negative electrode including group 14 metal/metalloid nanotubes, lithium battery including the negative electrode, and method of manufacturing the negative electrode: A negative electrode and a lithium battery including the same, the negative electrode including nanotubes including a Group 14 metal/metalloid, disposed on a conductive substrate.... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP
20100209774 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and method of manufacturing the same: An inorganic particle layer, provided on a surface of a positive electrode, containing inorganic particles, a dispersion stabilizer made of at least one of a polyacrylic acid and a polyacrylate, and a water-system binder that is different from the dispersion stabilizer. A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery that has the inorganic... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100209776 - Positive electrode for rechargeable lithium battery and rechargeable lithium battery including same: A positive electrode for a rechargeable lithium battery and a rechargeable lithium battery including the same. The positive electrode includes a positive active material, a binder, and a conductive material, wherein a weight ratio of the binder and conductive material, and the positive active material, ranges from 3:97 to 5:95... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20100209777 - Rechargeable alkaline manganese cell with cathode consistency compensation: In an improved rechargeable alkaline manganese cell that has a manganese dioxide cathode comprising pellets formed by pressing a cathode powder blend comprising a hygroscopic additive for increasing cumulative capacity, the sticky consistency of the pellets, which is un-desirable for continuous automated production is compensated for by the addition of... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (c/o Patent Administrator)
20100209778 - New composition for manufacture of electrodes and electrodes and batteries resulting therefrom: Composition for the manufacture of composite electrodes usable in electrochemical devices and comprising at least: (i) one lithium insertion material; (ii) one electronic conducting material; (iii) one amino-functional cationic polyelectrolyte; (iv) water.... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20100209779 - High energy density electrical energy storage devices: High electrical energy density storage devices are disclosed. The devices include electrochemical capacitors, electrolytic capacitors, hybrid electrochemical-electrolytic capacitors, secondary batteries and batcaps. Advantageously, the energy storage devices may employ core-shell protonated perovskite submicron or nano particles in composite films that have one or more shell coatings on a protonated perovskite... Agent: John A. Parrish
20100209780 - High voltage electrolyte (muldoon, allred): A battery that includes a cathode, anode and an electrolytic solution containing an organic electrolyte solvent including a compound of the formula: R1—CO—NR2—OR3 wherein R1 is selected from alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, aryls and their substituted derivatives and perfluorinated analogues; R2 is selected from alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, aryls and their substituted... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle, Anderson & Citkowski, P.C.
20100209782 - Flame retardant electrolyte for rechargeable lithium battery and rechargeable lithium battery including the same: Flame retardant electrolyte solutions for rechargeable lithium batteries and lithium batteries including the electrolyte solutions are provided. The flame retardant electrolyte solution includes a lithium salt, a linear carbonate-based solvent, at least one ammonium cation, a phosphoric acid-based solvent, and an additive including oxalatoborate.... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20100209781 - Lithium secondary battery of improved high-temperature cycle life characteristics: Disclosed is a lithium secondary battery comprising a cathode including a lithium-containing transition metal oxide, an anode including a carbon-based material, and a non-aqueous electrolyte with addition of a compound of formula (1). Incorporation of the compound (1) into the electrolyte significantly improves the high-temperature performance and cycle life characteristics... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100209783 - Lithium-ion battery containing an electrolyte comprising an ionic liquid: A lithium-ion battery containing: a positive electrode, a negative electrode, an electrolyte comprising: an organic solvent chosen from the group comprising carbonates, linear esters of a saturated acid, or a mixture thereof, an additive capable of forming a passivation film on the surface of the negative electrode, at least one... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100209785 - Nonaqueous electrolytic solution secondary battery: l
20100209784 - Power storage device: An embodiment of the present invention relates to a power storage device which includes a positive electrode having a positive-electrode current collector with a plurality of first projections, a first insulator provided over each of the plurality of first projections, and a positive-electrode active material provided on a surface of... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100209787 - Fuel cell system: A gas detection system is configured to detect a preset gas in a predetermined space. The gas detection system includes a gas concentration detector constructed to detect a gas concentration of the preset gas, a recording assembly, a notification module, and a decision module. When the gas concentration detected by... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100209786 - Separator for fuel cell and manufacturing method therefor: Disclosed are a separator for a fuel cell realizing both the high electrical conductivity and the corrosion resistance and enabling using stably for a long period of time in the fuel cell and a manufacturing method for it. The separator for a fuel cell 1 includes a substrate 2 composed... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100209788 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell stack for generating electrical energy by reacting oxidant and mixed fuel, and for discharging non-reacted fuel, oxidant, moisture, and carbon dioxide; a mixer for preparing the mixed fuel by mixing at least a portion of the non-reacted fuel, oxidant and moisture with... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20100209790 - Fuel cell system and corresponding operating process: A process is provided for operating a fuel cell system (1), especially in a motor vehicle, wherein the fuel cell system (1) includes at least one reformer (2) and at least one fuel cell (3). To prolong the service life of the system (1), a warm-holding mode is carried out... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC
20100209789 - Fuel cell system and process for operating same: A process for operating a fuel cell system (1), especially in a motor vehicle. The fuel cell system (1) includes at least one fuel cell (3) as well as at least one reformer (2). To improve the possibility of warm start, a warm-holding mode, in which heat transfer takes place... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC
20100209791 - Fuel cell system: Provided is a fuel cell system which can perform sufficient scavenging during a current system operation even if required sufficient scavenging during the previous system stop is not performed. When a control device detects that a system start command is input and a low temperature mode flag is turned “ON”,... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100209792 - Fuel cell system: Provided is a fuel cell system that can change the number of active phases in a DC/DC converter in order to prevent overcurrent from flowing through one point (e.g., a reactor of the DC/DC converter) in the system. In step S1, whether or not the system is in a state... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100209794 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a power supply controller. In response to input of a first command prior to a start of fuel cells in a state of power supply from a power source to fuel cell-related auxiliary machinery, the power supply controller reduces an amount of electric power supplied... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100209793 - Fuel cell system and method for controlling the same: A fuel cell system includes a replacing unit for replacing a gas remaining in the anode of the fuel cell with the anode gas supplied anew by the anode gas supply unit when starting up the fuel cell. The amount of the anode gas is set to be lower, if... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000
20100209795 - Power subsystem for a fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack, a battery system, a power communication line and a power conditioning circuit. The fuel cell stack provides a stack voltage that stays near or below a first maximum voltage. The battery system includes a terminal that is coupled to the power... Agent: Trop, Pruner & Hu, P.C.
20100209796 - Fuel cell system and method for controlling reactant gas supply amount: The amount of a reactant gas to be supplied can be controlled efficiently with a reduction in the effort required. A control unit judges whether or not the state where an atmospheric pressure detection value detected by an atmospheric pressure sensor does not fall within the range of 0.6 V... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100209797 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system comprises a fuel cell, a reactant gas pipe for supplying a reactant gas to the fuel cell, and an injector for controlling the state of the gas on the upstream side in the reactant gas pipe and supplying the reactant gas to the downstream side by... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100209798 - Fuel cell stack: A fuel cell stack includes a plurality of power generation cells stacked in a direction of gravity. In a cathode side separator of the power generation cell, an oxygen-containing gas discharge passage is connected to an oxygen-containing gas flow field, and a water guide member is provided for the oxygen-containing... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000
20100209799 - Fuel cell and fuel cell stack: A fuel cell includes separators sandwiching electrolyte electrode assemblies. Each of the separators includes a fuel gas supply passage, four first bridges extending radially outwardly from the fuel gas supply section, and sandwiching sections connected to the first bridges. A fuel gas supply passage extends through the fuel gas supply... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000
20100209800 - Fuel cell repeater unit: An example fuel cell repeater includes a separator plate and a frame establishing at least a portion of a flow path that is operative to communicate fuel to or from at least one fuel cell held by the frame relative to the separator plate. The flow path has a perimeter... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20100209801 - Fuel cell and fuel cell stack comprising the same: A fuel cell of the present disclosure includes an electrolyte-layer-electrode assembly, a first separator, a second separator, and one or more gas permeation suppressing sections, the inner surface of the first separator and the inner surface of the second separator have a first region and a second region, the gas... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100209802 - Fuel cell stack components and materials: A plurality of fuel cell stack components, such as interconnects, seals and bypass conductors are provided. The components may be used in solid oxide fuel cell stacks or other types of fuel cell stacks.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100209804 - Carbon-supported tantalum oxide nanocomposites and methods of making the same: The present invention includes hybrid nanocomposite catalysts having tantalum oxide nanoparticles covalently bound to a functionalized carbon support and methods of making the same. The methods include functionalizing the carbon support surfaces, dispersing the functionalized carbon support in an organic liquid, and adding a ta-containing metalorganic precursor. The metalorganic precursor... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute Attn:IPServices, K1-53
20100209809 - Catalyst layer, membrane electrode assembly and fuel cell: e
20100209814 - Composite catalyst and producing method thereof:
20100209812 - Fluid transfer device and fuel cell comprising same: The fluid transfer device according to the present invention comprises a loop-like elastic body 1, at least two piezoelectric elements 3, 3 arranged on the elastic body 1 along a loop direction, and at least one flow path 6 formed along a flat plate part 11 of the elastic body... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100209803 - Fuel cell: Excellent gas sealing properties were difficult to achieve with a structure that uses a meal material to control material cost and does not increase the number of components. A cell is configured by using a metal separator having at least one protruding structure between a manifold and an electrode channel,... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20100209808 - Fuel cell and electrode powder constituting the catalytic layer thereof: The present invention specifies the physical property valves of a catalytic layer correlating with the performance of a fuel cell, and provides the catalytic layer having the physical proper values and a fuel cell. Specifically, in a fuel cell having a membrane-electrode assembly provided with a catalytic layer 13 on... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100209807 - Fuel cell, membrane-electrode assembly, and membrane-catalyst layer assembly: A fuel cell of the present invention includes a membrane-electrode assembly (10), an anode separator (20), and a cathode separator (30). The membrane-electrode assembly (10) includes: a polymer electrolyte membrane (1); a first anode catalyst layer (2A) and an anode gas diffusion layer (4) sequentially stacked on one of main... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100209806 - Membrane electrode assembly: Membrane electrode assembly (MEA) with an anode, which contains at least two catalytically active metals which are not alloyed with one another, wherein at least one first catalytically active metal (A) oxidizes ethanol and at least one second catalytically active metal (B) oxidizes acetaldehyde.... Agent: Warn, Hoffmann, Miller & Lalone, .p.c
20100209811 - Membrane electrode assembly: A membrane electrode assembly having a peripheral edge region and a central region. The membrane electrode assembly comprises an ion-conducting membrane, first and second electrocatalyst layers disposed either side of the ion-conducting membrane, and first and second gas diffusion layers disposed either side of the first and second electrocatalyst layers... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20100209805 - Membrane electrode assembly having protective barrier layer and method for mitigating membrane decay: A membrane electrode assembly (10) includes an anode (16); a cathode (14), a membrane (12) between the anode and the cathode; and a protective barrier layer (22) between the membrane and at least one of the anode and the cathode, the protective barrier layer being adapted to restrict migration of... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C.
20100209815 - Nanostructured core-shell electrocatalysts for fuel cells: Catalytic layers for use in the electrodes of fuel cells including a non-noble metal substrate layer coated with one or a few monolayers of noble metal, such as Pt. These thin, highly porous structures with large catalytically active surface areas, should exhibit a significantly higher power output per mg of... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP
20100209810 - Polymer electrolyte composition: Disclosed is a polymer electrolyte composition containing components (A) and (B). (A) a polymer electrolyte containing a segment having an ion-exchange group and a segment having substantially no ion-exchange groups, which is obtained using block copolymerization or graft copolymerization as a copolymerization method (B) a condensate of a phenol and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100209816 - Fuel electrode material, method of preparing the fuel electrode material, and solid oxide fuel cell including the fuel electrode material: A fuel electrode material, a method of preparing the fuel electrode material and a solid oxide fuel cell including the fuel electrode material. The fuel electrode material includes a metal oxide bound to a surface of particles, the particles including nickel, copper or a combination thereof, wherein the metal oxide... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100209818 - Ejector and fuel cell system using the same: An ejector comprises a body, a nozzle, a needle, a diffuser which draws in a second fluid using negative pressure caused by ejection of a first fluid from the nozzle and mixes the first and second fluids together, first and second diaphragms which allows the nozzle to shift in an... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000
20100209819 - Ejector and fuel cell system using the same:
20100209817 - Fuel cell system and electronic device: A fuel cell system with which excessive supply or supply shortage of a vaporized fuel is able to be avoided and stable power generation with high output is able to be made, and an electronic device using the same. In a vaporization chamber, a projection is provided as a heat... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100209820 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell in which fuel gas is more uniformly distributed to each power generation cell and irregular deformation of an interconnection section is reduced. A fuel gas channel (17) formed in a fuel arm section (22) of a separator (19) has a smaller cross-sectional area than an oxidation agent... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20100209821 - Fuel cell structure and separator plate for use therein: f
20100209822 - Ultra-light bipolar plate for fuel cell: Disclosed is a bipolar plate for a fuel cell, including: a non-conductive anode membrane on which a fuel flow channel is formed; a non-conductive cathode membrane on which an air flow channel is formed; a non-conductive separation membrane that is provided between the anode membrane and the cathode membrane to... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20100209823 - Porous carbonized substrate, its preparation method and uses: A porous carbonized substrate and its preparation method and uses are provided. The porous carbonized substrate has an oxygen content ranging from about 1 wt % to about 13 wt % and a nitrogen content ranging from about 2 wt % to about 16 wt %, based on the total... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.08/12/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20100203361 - biological fuel cell: A biological fuel cell includes an elongate anode (1) and a flow conduit (2) though which a fluid having a substrate flows. The ratio of the length of the flow conduit (2) to the width of the flow conduit is at least 4:1. In use, the biological fuel cell is... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20100203360 - Bacteria/transition metal oxides organic-inorganic composite and method for manufacturing the same: Therefore, the method of manufacturing the organic-inorganic composite according to the present invention has advantages that it enables to reduce manufacturing cost and the time required therein, mass production, low temperature synthesis, synthesis of uniform nano-structures, control of one dimensional type, be applied to other metal oxides, thus being expected... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20100203359 - Microbial fuel cell treatment of ethanol fermentation process water: The present invention relates to a method for removing inhibitor compounds from a cellulosic biomass-to-ethanol process which includes a pretreatment step of raw cellulosic biomass material and the production of fermentation process water after production and removal of ethanol from a fermentation step, the method comprising contacting said fermentation process... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser PC
20100203363 - Connector assembly and battery pack having the same: The present invention relates to a connector assembly and a battery pack having the same. For this purpose, provided are a connector assembly with optimized size and mounting area of the connector assembly serving as a current-carrying medium of the battery pack, and improved bond strength between the connector terminal... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20100203364 - Energy conversion cell having a dielectrically graded region to alter transport, and methods thereof: Energy conversion devices and methods for altering transport of reaction species therein include use of a dielectrically graded structure (e.g., region, layer). For example, in photon energy conversion devices (e.g., solar cells) or in chemical energy conversion devices (e.g., fuel cells) one or more non-electric structures which provide a gradient... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20100203362 - Energy storage device: An energy storage device comprising at least one negative electrode, wherein each negative electrode is individually selected from (i) an electrode comprising negative battery electrode material; (ii) an electrode comprising capacitor electrode material; (iii) a mixed electrode comprising either—a mixture of battery and capacitor electrode material or—a region of battery... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100203365 - Method and device for operating a fuel cell system having a recirculation blower disposed in a fuel circuit of the fuel cell system: The invention relates to a method and a device for operating a fuel cell system (1) having a recirculation blower (11) disposed in a fuel circuit of the fuel cell system (1) by means of which the fuel (BS) exiting the fuel cell system (1) on the anode side is... Agent: Patent Central LLC Stephan A. Pendorf
20100203366 - Recycling of battery electrode materials: Embodiments related to reconditioning of electrode materials for energy storage devices are disclosed. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides a method, comprising obtaining a quantity of spent electrode material, wherein the quantity of spent electrode material comprises a portion of material in a second crystallographic state, applying heat to the... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP
20100203367 - End cover assembly for battery and battery containing the same: An end cover assembly for a battery with a core comprises a contact terminal, a conductive element, and a thermistor. The conductive element is in electrical communication with the core of the battery. The thermistor is disposed between the terminal and the conductive element. The thermistor electrically connects the terminal... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100203368 - Rechargeable battery: The invention relates to a rechargeable battery for handheld, electromechanical tools, with a plurality of rechargeable battery cells, which are electrically connected to one another by means of electrical cell connectors. At least one cell connector has an electrical insulation, and an electronic component such as a set of accumulator-protecting... Agent: Ronald E. Greigg Greigg & Greigg P.l.l.c.
20100203369 - Bicycle battery connection system capacle of connecting different types of battery: A bicycle battery connection system includes a battery data determination circuit, a battery data processing circuit and an adapter. The battery data determination circuit is electrically connected to one of the first-type battery having an MCU and a second-type battery without an MCU through the adapter for enabling battery data... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100203371 - Battery: A battery (100) provided by the invention includes an electrode assembly (30) having a current collector forming a positive electrode and a current collector forming a negative electrode; and a flat terminal (10a, 10b) joined to each current collector. The flat terminal (10a, 10b) has a flat portion (12) including... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100203373 - Battery: A battery (100) includes an electrode body (80) having a positive electrode and a negative electrode and also includes an exterior case (50) formed in a box-like shape having an inner space corresponding to the electrode body (80). An insulation film (10) is provided between the electrode body (80) and... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100203370 - Lithium cell with iron disulfide cathode: A primary cell having an anode comprising lithium or lithium alloy and a cathode comprising iron disulfide (FeS2) and carbon particles. The electrolyte comprises a lithium salt preferably lithium iodide (LiI) dissolved in an organic solvent mixture. The solvent mixture preferably comprises dioxolane and dimethoxyethane. The electrolyte typically contains between... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20100203372 - Wire type batteries for wireless charge: The present invention relates to the wire type battery for wireless charging which is constructed by adding the coil for wireless charging to the wire type battery, by which the present invention can provide the wire type battery for wireless charging to easily carry out charging compared to the existing... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP
20100203374 - Battery pack: A battery pack includes a battery cell, a circuit board, and a holder. The battery cell includes a battery device covered with a laminate film. The circuit board is connected to the battery cell. The holder includes a cell holder that covers the battery cell and a circuit board holder... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100203375 - Electronic apparatus: An electronic apparatus which uses a battery as a power source includes a battery storage unit configured to store the battery which can be inserted and removed, a locking member configured to move between a position at which the battery stored in the battery storage unit is locked and a... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100203376 - Middle or large-sized battery pack case providing improved distribution uniformity in coolant flux: Disclosed herein is a middle- or large-sized battery pack case in which a battery module having a plurality of stacked battery cells, which can be charged and discharged, is mounted, wherein the battery pack case is provided with a coolant inlet port and a coolant outlet port, which are disposed... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100203377 - Metal film encapsulation: The present invention relates to metal foil encapsulation of an electrochemical device. The metal foil encapsulation may also provide contact tabs for the electrochemical device. The present invention may also include a selectively conductive bonding layer between a contact and a cell structure.... Agent: Dewey & Leboeuf LLP
20100203378 - Device providing electrical connection between electrochemical cells: There is provided an electrical connection device (1) between terminals (8a, 8a′, 8b, 8b′) of electrochemical storage battery cells (9a, 9b), which includes a first layer consisting of a metal substrate (4) for connecting two electrochemical cell terminals, and a second layer consisting of a printed electronic circuit (2) with... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100203379 - Single cell for a battery for making electrical contact: The invention relates to a single cell (1) for a battery having electrodes (6), preferably electrode foils, which are arranged within a cell housing (2) wherein a current output lug (9) is arranged electrically conductively on each electrode (6), wherein at least electrodes (6) of opposite polarity are separated in... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100203380 - Batteries including a flat plate design: A battery having flat, stacked, anode and cathode layers. The battery can be adapted to fit within an implantable medical device.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20100203381 - Reinforced pouch type secondary battery: A pouch type secondary battery having enhanced reliability by protecting the battery from external impacts is described. A reinforcement structure may be installed on a pouch casing and an electrode assembly housed in the pouch casing. Short-circuits inside the pouch casing may be minimized. The pouch type secondary battery has... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC
20100203382 - Alkaline battery: An alkaline battery includes: a positive electrode 3 including a positive electrode active material; a negative electrode 6 including a negative electrode active material; a separator 4; and an alkaline electrolyte. The negative electrode active material includes zinc alloy powder containing calcium and bismuth. The zinc alloy powder contains from... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100203384 - Electrode folds for energy storage devices: A stacked energy storage device (ESD) has at least two conductive substrates 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
20100203383 - Ion conductor having a garnet structure: The present invention relates to the use of chemically stable solid ion conductors having a garnet-like structure in batteries, accumulators, electrochromic devices and other electrochemical cells, and also novel compounds which are suitable for these uses.... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP
20100203385 - Negative electrode for alkaline storage battery, fabrication method thereof, and alkaline storage battery: A negative electrode for alkaline storage battery using a hydrogen-absorbing alloy includes fluorinated oil and a surface active agent.... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100203386 - Cathode active material for lithium secondary battery: Disclosed is a lithium secondary battery, which is low in capacity loss after overdischarge, having excellent capacity restorability after overdischarge and shows an effect of preventing a battery from swelling at a high temperature.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100203387 - Electrode for lithium rechargeable battery and lithium rechargeable battery comprising the electrode: An electrode for a lithium secondary battery 100 includes a current collector 11 having a plurality of bumps 12 on a surface thereof and an active material layer 15 including an active material member 14 formed on each of the plurality of bumps 12. The plurality of bumps 12 are... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100203388 - Cathode active material for lithium secondary batteries with high safety, method of preparing the same, and lithium secondary batteries comprising the same: The present invention relates to a cathode active material for lithium secondary batteries with high safety, a method of preparing the same and lithium secondary batteries comprising the same. The cathode active material of the present invention comprises a lithium metal oxide secondary particle core portion formed by aggregation of... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20100203389 - Positive electrode active material, lithium secondary battery, and manufacture methods therefore: The positive electrode active material of the invention has an olivine structure, and is represented by LixM1-xMnPO4 (where 0<x≦1, and M is an alkali metal element that is larger in ion radius than Li), and has a construction in which the inter-layer interval of MnO6 layers in the LixM1-xMnPO4 is... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100203391 - Mesoporous carbon material for energy storage: A mesoporous carbon material formed on an electrode surface in an energy storage device, and a method of forming the same are disclosed. The mesoporous carbon material acts as a high surface area ion intercalation medium for the energy storage device, and is made up of CVD-deposited carbon fullerene “onions”... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP - - Appm/tx
20100203390 - Non-aqueous electrolyte battery: A non-aqueous electrolyte battery including a negative electrode including metal lithium or a lithium alloy as a negative electrode active material, a positive electrode including a fluorinated graphite as a positive electrode active material, a separator provided between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and a non-aqueous electrolyte. The... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100203392 - Electrode for nonaqueous secondary battery, nonaqueous secondary battery using the same, and method for producing electrode: The non aqueous secondary battery electrode of the present invention includes a mixture layer and a porous layer formed on the surface of the mixture layer. The mixture layer includes an electrode material expressed by the composition formula SiOx where x in the composition formula satisfies 0.5≦x≦1.5, a conductive material... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100203393 - Device for storing electric power compring a protective barrier layer for the collector: The invention concerns a device for storing electric power comprising an electrode layer (3, 11) and a collector layer (1) associated with the electrode layer, characterized in that it also comprises a barrier layer (2, 12) made of metal nitride, the barrier layer (2, 12) being interposed between the electrode... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100203394 - Thin metal-air batteries: Thin metal-air batteries are described. The batteries do not have an enclosure.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100203396 - Multilayer porous film: Provided is a multilayer porous film having a porous film comprised of a resin composition comprising a polypropylene and one or more polyolefins other than polypropylenes and an inorganic filler-containing porous layer stacked on at least on one side of the porous film. The multilayer porous film is capable of... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100203395 - Non-woven gauntlets for batteries: The present invention concerns non-woven, cartridge belt type gauntlet for lead acid batteries comprising two sheets of spunbond, needled and flat calendared thermobonded bicomponent PET-PBT nonwoven fabric assembled together at regular intervals.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100203397 - Electrochemical energy store: An electrochemical energy store including at least one anode and at least one cathode in an electrolyte, lithium peroxide being generated at the cathode by the reaction of lithium ions with oxygen. The cathode is connected to an oxygen reservoir.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100203398 - Process for generating electric energy from biomass: A process is disclosed for converting cellulosic biomass to electric energy. Cellulosic biomass is dissolved in a suitable solvent. The solution is used as a feed for a fuel cell.... Agent: Howrey LLP-eu
20100203399 - Solid oxide fuel cell systems with hot zones having improved reactant distribution: A Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) system having a hot zone with a center cathode air feed tube for improved reactant distribution, a CPOX reactor attached at the anode feed end of the hot zone with a tail gas combustor at the opposing end for more uniform heat distribution, and... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20100203401 - Humidification system using injector for fuel cell stack: A humidification system using an injector for a fuel cell stack includes: a fuel cell separator including a reaction flow field, and an air inlet port and an air outlet port formed at a front portion and an end portion of the reaction flow field, respectively; a humidification chamber provided... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20100203400 - Humidifier membrane: A passive humidifier membrane includes polyolefin with a plurality of pores, wherein the average pore size of the plurality of pores is 0.05 μm to 0.4 μm as established by a PMI Capillary Flow Porometer. The humidifier membrane is virtually airtight while providing a high transfer rate of water. Transfer... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20100203402 - Fuel cell system and driving method thereof: A fuel cell system and method for driving the same is disclosed. In one embodiment, the fuel cell system includes i) a fuel supply unit, ii) a fuel cell stack in fluid communication with the fuel supply unit, wherein the fuel cell stack has a fuel inlet and a fuel... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100203406 - Fuel cell power generating system and fuel cell power generating system operating method: A fuel cell power generation system 100 includes a mechanism for detachably holding an adsorptive desulfurization section 5 for adsorbing a sulfur component in a hydrocarbon-based raw material; a reformer for generating hydrogen-containing gas from the raw material which has passed the adsorptive desulfurization section 5; a fuel cell 8... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20100203404 - Fuel cell system and method of operating the fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a first heating mechanism for supplying part of an exhaust gas discharged from a fuel cell stack after consumption in power generation reaction to a reformer, a second heating mechanism for supplying the remaining exhaust gas to a heat exchanger and supplying heat generated in... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000
20100203405 - Fuel cell system and method of operating the fuel cell system: A method of operating a fuel cell system includes the steps of detecting whether supply of a raw fuel to a fuel cell module is stopped or not, starting supply of water vapor to an electrode surface of an anode based on the temperature of a fuel cell stack when... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000
20100203403 - Hydrogen producing apparatus, method of operating hydrogen producing apparatus and fuel cell power generating system: A hydrogen generation apparatus 1 includes a raw material supply unit 4 for controlling a flow rate of a raw material to be supplied from an external element and containing hydrocarbon and an odorizing component; an odorizing component removing section 5 containing an adsorbing agent for adsorbing the odorizing component... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20100203407 - Fuel cell system with regeneration of electrode activity during start or stop: A performance recovery operation for a fuel cell system effectively restores a fuel electrode such that, upon starting or stopping of operation of the fuel cell, both fuel and oxidizing electrodes are disposed in a hydrogen atmosphere and then the fuel electrode is maintained at a higher potential level than... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20100203409 - Fuel cell system and its control method: A fuel cell system includes; a fuel cell which generates electricity by using a fuel gas and an oxidant gas as reaction gases; current control means which controls current of a fuel cell; voltage control means which controls voltage of the fuel cell; and heat value control means which calculates... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100203408 - Fuel cell system and method for operating the same: A fuel cell system which prevents the deterioration of the fuel cell stack when feeding of the oxidant gas is paused under a load to perform a fuel conservation operation. Controller shuts down oxidant gas compressor and cooling water circulating pump to execute fuel conservation operation at a low fuel... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20100203410 - Fuel cell system with cooling and method of controlling the same: A fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell that generates an electric power and heat by a reaction of a reaction gas; a heat exchanger; a coolant circuit for a coolant between the fuel cell and the heat exchanger; a coolant circulating pump for circulating the coolant in the coolant... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100203411 - Fuel cell system and mobile object: A fuel cell system of the present invention is provided with a fuel cell, a fuel gas supply system that supplies a fuel gas to the fuel cell, and an oxidant gas supply system that supplies an oxidant gas to the fuel cell, and, when operation end processing is started,... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100203412 - Fuel cell system and operation method thereof: A fuel cell system (100) comprising: a fuel cell (1) configured to generate electric power using an oxidizing gas and a fuel gas; a recovered water tank (3) configured to store water recovered from an exhaust gas discharged from the fuel cell; a water storage tank (4) configured to store... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100203413 - Fuel cell and a method of manufacturing a fuel cell: A solid oxide fuel cell comprises a porous anode electrode, a dense non-porous electrolyte and a porous cathode electrode. The anode electrode comprises a first member and a plurality of parallel plate members extending from the first member. The cathode electrode comprises a second member and a plurality of parallel... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100203414 - Fuel cell stack device, fuel cell stack connection device, and fuel cell device: A fuel cell stack device that can suppress a damage to fuel cells is provided. A fuel cell stack device includes a fuel cell stack in which a plurality of columnar fuel cells are arranged upright, and are electrically connected via a current-collecting member interposed between adjacent fuel cells, fuel... Agent: Hogan Lovells US LLP
20100203417 - High temperature fuel cell system and method of operating same: A high temperature fuel cell stack system, such as a solid oxide fuel cell system, with an improved balance of plant efficiency includes a thermally integrated reformer, combustor and the fuel cell stack.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100203416 - Hybrid reformer for fuel flexibility: A reformer for a fuel cell system includes a leading segment and a trailing segment. The leading segment includes less reactive catalyst and/or more stabilizing catalyst than the trailing segment. The reformer may be used for reformation of high and low hydrocarbon fuels.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100203415 - Unit cell of honeycomb-type solid oxide fuel cell, stack using the unit cell and method manufacturing the unit cell and stack: Disclosed is a unit cell of a honeycomb-type solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) having a plurality of channels. The channels include cathode channels and anode channels. The cathode channels and anode channels are set up alternately in the unit cell. A collector is installed inside each of the cathode channels... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100203419 - Process for producing solid polymer electrolyte membrane, and solid polymer electrolyte membrane: The invention provides a method for fabricating a reinforced polymer electrolyte membrane having greatly enhanced durability against a dry/wet cycle or freeze/defreeze cycle. In a method for fabricating a reinforced polymer electrolyte membrane according to the present invention, (1) a polymer electrolyte precursor is caused to infiltrate into a sheet-like... Agent: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
20100203418 - Solid polymer fuel battery: A solid polymer fuel cell includes an electrode—electrolyte membrane coupling structure 3 configured to generate electric power through a chemical reaction between a fuel aqueous solution and an oxidant; a hydrophilic membrane 17 made of a hydrophilic material; and a repellent porous membrane 18 made of a repellent material. The... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100203420 - Fuel cell electrode catalyst, method for evaluating performance of oxygen-reducing catalyst, and solid polymer fuel cell comprising the fuel cell electrode catalyst: According to the present invention, a fuel cell electrode catalyst comprising a transition metal element and a chalcogen element and having high activity is provided with an index for performance evaluation that is useful for good catalyst design. Also, a fuel cell electrode catalyst is provided, such catalyst comprising at... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100203421 - Nano-porous nano-composite, method of preparing the same, and solid oxide fuel cell including the nano-porous nano-composite: A nano-composite, including: a plurality of secondary particles, each secondary particle including a mixture of nano-size primary particles, wherein the mixture of nano-size primary particles includes particles including a nickel oxide or a copper oxide, and particles including zirconia doped with a trivalent metal element or ceria doped with a... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100203422 - Proton selective membrane for solid polymer fuel cells: A proton selective membrane for solid polymer electrolyte fuel cells that is produced by providing one or more template molecules, providing one or more functional monomers to interact with the template molecules, providing a cross-linking agent(s) to covalently bond polymer chains created with the template molecules and functional monomers by... Agent: Zeman-mullen Law Firm PLLC
20100203423 - Direct methanol fuel cell liquid fuel with water and methanol and direct methanol fuel cell cartridge: There is provided a direct methanol fuel cell liquid fuel including methanol and water to be supplied to an anode of a direct methanol fuel cell, in which an electrical resistance of the liquid fuel is 5×105 Ω·cm or more and 1×107 Ω·cm or less at 25° C. There is... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100203424 - Corrosion resistant film for fuel cell separator and fuel cell separator: The present invention provides: a corrosion resistant film that yields the effect of keeping a low contact resistance for an extended period of time by covering the surface of a fuel cell separator and is excellent in productivity at a low cost; and a separator using the corrosion resistant film.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100203425 - Fuel cell and method of producing the same: A first separator to which a resin film is joined beforehand is set in a cavity formed between a lower die and an upper die of an injection molding machine. At the time of die locking by moving the upper die toward the lower die, in the case where the... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100203426 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell is provided, including an integrated cathode/anode flow board, a first anode current collector, a first cathode current collector, a first membrane electrode assembly, a second anode current collector, a second cathode current collector, and a second membrane electrode assembly. The integrated cathode/anode flow board includes first cathode... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC
20100203427 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell includes a cathode, an anode, a proton-conductive film (6) arranged between the cathode and the anode and an oxidization catalyst layer (14) provided on an opposite side to a surface the cathode which faces the proton-conductive film (6) and containing an oxidization catalyst which oxidizes an organic... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100203428 - Supported catalyst for fuel cell and fuel cell: A supported catalyst for fuel cell includes a conductive carrier and platinum supported on the conductive carrier. A 90% particle diameter D90 on a cumulative particle size curve obtained by determining a particle size distribution of the supported catalyst by a light scattering method is 28 μm or less.... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP08/05/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20100196742 - Electricity generation using phototrophic microbial fuel cells: A sediment-type self-sustained phototrophic microbial fuel cell for generating electricity through the syntrophic interaction between photosynthetic microorganisms and heterotrophic bacteria in algae cultivation ponds used for biodiesel production. The microbial fuel cell is operable to continuously produce electricity without the external input of exogenous organics or nutrients.... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC
20100196743 - Apparatus and method for purging residual water and hydrogen during shutdown of fuel cell: The present invention provides an apparatus and method for purging residual water and hydrogen during shutdown of a fuel cell, which can reduce the time required for purging residual water and hydrogen during shutdown of a fuel cell by opening and closing outlet lines of an anode and a cathode... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20100196745 - Battery pack and method of manufacturing the same: A battery pack and a method of manufacturing the same. The battery pack includes: a package member formed of a laminate strengthened sheet; and a support plate coupled to at least a portion of the package member to form a case having a space for receiving an electrode assembly. The... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20100196744 - Integrated electronic device and methods of making the same: An integrated electronic device, and its method of manufacture, are provided. The integrated electronic device can include an electronic assembly, such as an active RFID assembly, that is electrically coupled to a thin printed flexible electrochemical cell. In one example, the electronic assembly and the electrochemical battery are provided on... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100196746 - Catalyst material for producing oxygen gas from water: Provided is a catalyst material comprising aggregates of nanoneedles of mainly R-type manganese dioxide and having a mesoporous structure. With this, water can be oxidatively decomposed under visible light at room temperature to produce oxygen gas, proton and electron. Also provided is a catalyst material comprising aggregates of nanoparticles of... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20100196747 - Battery pack: A battery pack having a protection circuit to detect an overcharge, overdischarge, or overcurrent condition of a secondary battery and to turn off a switch element on a path connecting between the secondary battery and either a load or a charger device includes a series-connected thermistor and resistor disposed in... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c
20100196748 - System and apparatus for monitoring large battery stacks using wireless sensor networks: Monitoring individual cells within large battery stacks used in alternative fuel vehicles is provided using wireless sensor networks. In one embodiment, a battery stack comprised of a plurality of cells includes a plurality of wireless sensor nodes each electrically connected to a corresponding one of the plurality of cells. Each... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100196749 - Cell container and battery: Disclosed is a cell container offering improved vibration resistance and improved shock resistance as well as maintaining the battery performance and ensuring the reliability. Specifically disclosed is a cell container comprising: an insulative case (31) in which a plurality of unit cells are placed side by side; insulative wall portions... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100196750 - Separator and battery: A separator including a first layer having a first principal surface and a second principal surface and a second layer disposed on at least one of the first principal surface and the second principal surface, wherein the first layer is a microporous film containing a polymer resin, the second layer... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100196751 - Battery assembly: A battery assembly has circular cylindrical rechargeable/dischargeable battery cells (10) and a holding member for holding the battery cells. On the outer peripheral surface (32) of each battery cell are formed wavy irregularities (34) arranged in the circumferential direction of the battery cell and extending longitudinally. The holding member has... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100196753 - Conductive plate and secondary battery pack using conductive plate: A conductive plate connects the electrode terminals between batteries of a battery pack and prevents a change in thickness of the battery pack due to swelling of a battery during charging by forming an expansion unit in a conductive plate electrically connecting batteries of the battery pack in which at... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm
20100196754 - Conductive plate and secondary battery pack using conductive plate: A conductive plate connects the electrode terminals between batteries of a battery pack and prevents a change in thickness of the battery pack due to swelling of a battery during charging by forming an expansion unit in a conductive plate electrically connecting batteries of the battery pack in which at... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm
20100196752 - Soft package lithium ion power battery module: A soft package lithium ion power battery module includes: a battery case, which comprises two face-to-face side walls for providing electrode connection terminal; plurity soft package lithium ion power batteries assembled in the case and each battery comprising positive and negative electrode tab; connectors, which is used for the electrical... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP
20100196755 - Electrode assembly and secondary battery having the same: An electrode assembly and a secondary battery having the same, which include a positive electrode having a positive electrode active material layer deposited on a positive electrode collector, a negative electrode having a negative electrode active material layer deposited on a negative electrode collector, and a separator separating the positive... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP
20100196757 - Lithium sulphide battery and method of producing the same: A chemical source of electrical energy may include a positive electrode (cathode) made of an electrically conductive material, a mixture of lithium sulphide and sulphur, a permeable separator or membrane, and a negative electrode (anode) made of an electrically conductive material or a material that is able reversibly to intercalate... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20100196756 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: wherein R1 represents CmH2m-n1Xn2; X represents a halogen; m represents an integer of from 2 to 7; each of n1 and n2 independently represents an integer of from 0 to 2m; R2 represents CjH2j-k1Zk2; Z represents a halogen; j represents an integer of from 2 to 7; and each of... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100196758 - Electrode active material for power storage device, power storage device, and elctronic and transport devices: An electrode active material for a power storage device of the invention includes a ketone compound that includes a ring structure in a molecule, the ring structure being a five-membered or seven-membered ring composed of atoms at least three adjacent ones of which are each bonded to a ketone group.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100196759 - Electrode for electrochemical energy storage device: The present invention relates to an electrode for an electrochemical energy storage device. The electrode comprises a nano-structured hollow carbonaceous material and the nano-structured hollow carbonaceous material preferably meets a requirement (A). (A) the nano-structured hollow carbonaceous material has a carbonaceous material portion and a hollow portion, and has such... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100196760 - Production: A pre-charged material including silicon-comprising fibres characterised in that two or more of the fibres are bonded together to create both a bonded felt anode structure, with or without a current collector, and a composite anode structure with a current collector and an electrode structure. The structure overcomes problems associated... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP
20100196761 - Granular powder of transition metal compound as raw material for cathode active material for lithium secondary battery, and method for its production: A transition metal compound granule serving as a raw material for a positive electrode material for a lithium ion secondary battery, which comprises particles containing at least one element selected from the group consisting of nickel, cobalt and manganese and having an average particle size of the primary particles being... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100196762 - Positive electrode active material, method for producing the same, and electrochemical device: The invention provides a high-capacity positive electrode active material capable of sufficiently exploiting the excellent characteristics of magnesium metal or the like as a negative electrode active material, such as high energy capacity; a method for producing the same; and an electrochemical device using the positive electrode active material. A... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100196763 - Gelling agent for batteries: The present invention is a gelling agent for a battery, which comprises granular carboxyl group-containing polymer particles having a median particle diameter of 100 to 800 μm and a bulk density of 0.30 g/ml or more, and has a gel turbidity of 200 ppm or less and a gel density... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.
20100196764 - Electrolyte and secondary battery: A secondary battery capable of achieving superior cycle characteristics, superior storage characteristics, and superior swollenness characteristics is provided. The secondary battery includes a cathode, an anode, and an electrolyte containing a solvent and an electrolyte salt. The solvent contains halogenated cyclic ester carbonate. The halogenated cyclic ester carbonate is a... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100196765 - Reducing dc resistance in electrochemical cells by increasing cathode basis weight: The use of an increased cathode weight and thickness or basis weight in a primary electrochemical cell for the purpose of reducing DC resistance (Rdc) is described. This is particularly important when the cell is subjected to high rate discharge conditions of the type typically required for medical device applications,... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.
20100196766 - Secondary battery comprising ternary eutectic mixtures and preparation method thereof: Disclosed is a secondary battery including a cathode, an anode, a separator, and an electrolyte, wherein the electrolyte includes a ternary eutectic mixture prepared by adding (c) a carbonate-based compound to a eutectic mixture containing (a) an amide group-containing compound and (b) an ionizable lithium salt, and the carbonate-based compound... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP
20100196767 - Method for optimising the conductivity provided by the displacement of h+ protons and/or oh- ions in a conductive membrane: The invention relates to a method for optimising the conductivity provided by the displacement of H+ protons and/or OH− ions in a conductive membrane made of a material permitting the insertion of steam into said membrane, wherein said method comprises the step of inserting under pressure gaseous flow containing the... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20100196768 - Electrolyte management in zinc/air systems: A zinc/air system such as a fuel cell or mechanically rechargeable zinc/air battery has a zincate-trapping material to extend electrolyte life. Solid calcium hydroxide is used as the zincate-trapping material in some embodiments. The zincate-trapping material may be provided in the form of pellets, powders, or the like in assemblies... Agent: Chernoff, Vilhauer, Mcclung & Stenzel, LLP
20100196769 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system according to exemplary embodiments of the present invention includes a fuel cell stack that generates electrical energy through the electrochemical reaction of fuel and oxidant, a fuel supply unit for supplying the fuel to the fuel cell stack, and an oxidant supply unit for supplying the... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20100196770 - Fuel reformer catalyst: A fuel reformer catalyst includes a substrate, and disposed thereon a carrier and combination of at least two metals selected from the group consisting of Rh, Ni, Ir, Pd, Pt, Au, and combinations thereof. Rh is present in the catalyst in an amount not exceeding about 0.5 wt. %, based... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell
20100196771 - Fuel cell system and method for controlling fuel cell system: A fuel cell system has a purge valve that adjusts the amount of nitrogen in a hydrogen circulation channel and a fuel electrode to be discharged through a discharge channel. A purge rate correcting unit variably sets a target control value of the nitrogen content in the hydrogen circulation channel... Agent: Young Basile
20100196772 - Fuel cell system: The present invention discloses a fuel cell system that blocks the oxidant gas flow passage. This fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack, the oxidant gas supply passage, the oxidant gas exhaust passage, the first valve and second valve of normally open type, the first motor that operates open... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100196773 - Methods for inhibiting corrosion in brazed metal surfaces and coolants and additives for use therein: wherein R1, R2, R3, and R4 are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, OH, COOH, C1-C10 alkyl groups, glycol esters, anhydride groups, —COOM, and combinations thereof, wherein M is at least one of H, alkali metal ions, alkali earth metal ions, NH4+, amines, imidazoline, polyalcohol esters, C1... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services
20100196774 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell using metal separators in which reactive gas leakage is reliably suppressed without requiring excessive fastening force, while employing a simple structure. The present invention is a solid polymer unit fuel cell having a frame holding an MEA and metal separators, in which 1) the central part of... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100196775 - Heat recycling system of fuel cells: A heat recycling system of fuel cells is provided. The heat recycling system includes: a fuel cell apparatus, a cooling tank, an adsorption refrigerating apparatus, a first set of valve, and a second set of valve. The adsorption refrigerating apparatus has a first adsorption bed, a second adsorption bed, a... Agent: Juan Carlos A. Marquez C/o Stites & Harbison PLLC
20100196776 - Auto ignition type autothermal reformer and fuel cell system having the same: An auto ignition type autothermal reformer (ATR) performs reproducible ignition using a catalyst that performs ignition without a separate ignition unit, such as an igniter or heating wire, and a fuel cell system having the ATR. The ATR includes a reaction container having a first opening through which a fuel... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP
20100196777 - Bracing of a high temperature fuel cell stack: The invention relates to a bracing plate for bracing a fuel cell stack. According to the invention it is contemplated that the bracing plate is formed of a plurality of layers, a first layer facing the fuel cell stack and a second layer disposed adjacent to the first layer and... Agent: Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery
20100196778 - Manufacturing method of porous metal electrode for molten carbonate fuel cells using dry process: The present invention provides a method of manufacturing a porous metal electrode for a molten carbonate fuel cell using a dry process. According to the method of manufacturing a porous metal electrode of the present invention, in the press process for controlling the thickness of dry-cast metal powder and rearranging... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20100196779 - Fuel cell and electrode material for fuel cell: The present invention provides a fuel cell which is good in gas permeability of a diffusion layer, exhibits good discharge of water vapor and a carbon dioxide gas, and can improve output properties. The fuel cell includes a cell (20), which comprises an electrolyte membrane (22), a cathode layer (24)... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100196789 - Catalyst: A platinum alloy catalyst PtX, wherein the atomic percent of platinum in the bulk alloy is from 5 to 50 at %, the remaining being X, characterised in that the atomic percent of platinum at the surface of the alloy is from 10 to 80 at %, the remainder being... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20100196785 - Catalyst ink, method for producing catalyst ink, method for producing membrane-electrode assembly, membrane-electrode assembly produced by the method, and fuel cell: It is an object of this invention to provide a catalyst ink which allows formation of catalyst layers that can adequately improve durability of fuel cells. The catalyst ink of the invention is a catalyst ink for formation of a fuel cell catalyst layer, comprising a catalyst substance, a solvent... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100196786 - Composite for fuel cell membrane based on organomodified inorganic particles and method for preparing same: The invention relates to proton-conducting composites comprising a polymer matrix within which inorganic particles are dispersed, grafted to the surface of which particles are polymers comprising repeat units that comprise at least one acid proton-exchange group, optionally in the form of salts, or a precursor group of said acid group,... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC
20100196787 - Electrolyte membrane and fuel cell using the same (as amended): In a fuel cell 1 including a membrane electrode assembly 2 which includes a reinforcing-membrane-type electrolyte membrane 10A, a dry-up on the anode side is suppressed by actively forming a water content gradient in the electrolyte membrane to enhance water back-diffusion effect from the cathode side to the anode side.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100196783 - Electrolyte membrane, method for manufacturing the same, and membrane electrode assembly having the electrolyte membrane: To obtain an electrolyte membrane that can prevent large stress formed in the membrane due to its expansion attributable to moisturization upon operation of a fuel cell and that allows the manufacturing of a membrane electrode assembly having high performance and durability. An electrolyte membrane 1 in no moisture state... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100196784 - Fuel cell, fuel cell metal separator, and fuel cell manufacturing method: A fuel cell having a seal structure that exhibits excellent sealing properties and corrosion resistance. By providing a resin layer on at least a portion of an adhesion region where a metal separator contacts an adhesive, a fuel cell having a seal structure that exhibits excellent sealing properties and corrosion... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100196790 - Membrane and electrode assembly and fuel cell: Provided is a membrane and electrode assembly capable of maintaining the moisture content of a catalyst layer on a cathode electrode side within a suitable range. A membrane and electrode assembly comprising a pair of electrodes and an electrolyte membrane provided between the electrodes, wherein the side of each electrode... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100196788 - Method for producing metal-supported carbon, method for producing crystals consisting of fullerene molecules and fullerene nanowhisker/nanofiber nanotubes, and apparatus for producing the same: The present invention provides a method for producing metal-supported carbon, which includes supporting metal microparticles on the surface of carbon black, by a liquid-phase reduction method, in a thin film fluid formed between processing surfaces arranged to be opposite to each other so as to be able to approach to... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100196793 - Nanoengineered membrane-electrode assembly for high-temperature proton exchange membrane fuel cells: A membrane electrode assembly for a high-temperature proton-exchange membrane fuel cell includes a nano-engineered polymeric membrane between an anode and a cathode. The membrane is an electrical insulator, but permits that passage of protons through the membrane. The membrane has a plurality of blind pores therein, each blind pore having... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20100196792 - Polymer electrolyte composition and fuel cell: m
20100196782 - Polymer electrolyte material, polymer electrolyte molded product using the polymer electrolyte material, and method for manufacturing the polymer electrolye molded product, membrane electrode composite, and solid polymer fuel cell: The present invention employs the following means. Namely, the polymer electrolyte material of the present invention is a polymer electrolyte material including a constituent unit (A1) containing an ionic group and a constituent unit (A2) substantially not containing an ionic group, wherein a phase separation structure is observed by a... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20100196780 - Protecting a pem fuel cell catalyst against carbon monoxide poisoning: An anode structure comprises an array of carbon nanotubes having a diffusion side and a membrane side, and catalyst particles interspersed on inner surfaces of the membrane side of the carbon nanotubes. The carbon nanotubes have an average diameter greater than the size of the hydrogen molecule but smaller than... Agent: Honeywell/shimokaji Patent Services
20100196791 - Proton conductive material, method for manufacturing proton conductive material, and membrane-electrode assembly containing proton conductive material: A proton conductive material n which hollow inorganic fine particles that have through holes on a surface of the hollow inorganic fine particles, that are filled with an electrolyte resin. In addition, a membrane-electrode assembly which has an anode electrode provided on one surface side of a solid polymer electrolyte... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100196781 - Reinforced electrolyte membrane for fuel cell, production method thereof, membrane electrode assembly for fuel cell, and solid polymer fuel cell comprising the same: A reinforced electrolyte membrane for a fuel cell which is reinforced by a porous membrane, characterized by containing void portions in a joining portion between the surface of the porous membrane and/or pore surface and the electrolyte for buffering swelling when water is contained. This reinforced electrolyte membrane for a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100196794 - Electrode for fuel cell, method for producing the same, and fuel cell: Provided are: an electrode for a fuel cell, which is obtained by impregnating a supporting base with a vinyl polymer composition and a fuel cell catalyst, the vinyl polymer composition in which a vinyl polymer A having at least one kind of crosslinkable group selected from the group consisting of... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20100196795 - Electrochemical device: The present invention provides an electrochemical device including electrodes of an electrochemical cell and conductive connection members, wherein sufficient bonding strength is achieved between each of the electrodes and the corresponding conductive connection member through thermal treatment carried out at a temperature lower than 1,000° C. The electrochemical cell includes... Agent: Burr & Brown
20100196796 - Roll-good fuel cell fabrication processes, equipment, and articles produced from same: Fabricating roll-good fuel cell material involves laminating first and second bonding material webs having spaced apart windows to first and second surfaces of a fuel cell membrane web. First and second active regions of the membrane web are positioned within the respective bonding material windows. Third and fourth gasket material... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20100196797 - Liquid supply container and fuel cell system provided with the same: What is provided is a liquid supply container capable of minimizing, after the supply of liquid in a liquid reservoir to a liquid acceptor has been completed, the amount of the liquid remaining in the liquid reservoir. A liquid supply container 1 includes: a liquid reservoir 10 that changes its... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department
20100196798 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a power-generating stack; a fuel feeder for supplying fuel to an anode of the power-generating stack; an air feeder for supplying air to a cathode of the power-generating stack; and an gas-liquid separator for separating water from a gas-liquid mixture. The gas-liquid mixture includes water... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/panasonic
20100196799 - Conducting plates for fuel cell elements: The present invention relates to the use of the A286 alloy grade for the manufacture of a sheet, optionally surfaced, making it possible to obtain a conducting plate of mono polar or bipolar type for a fuel cell element. The invention also relates to this optional surface treatment process, which... Agent: Patzik, Frank & Samotny Ltd.
20100196800 - High efficiency fuel cell system: A fuel cell comprises an anode comprising an anode catalyst, a cathode comprising a gas diffusion electrode and a cathode catalyst on the gas diffusion electrode, a microfluidic channel contiguous with the anode, and a liquid comprising fuel in the channel. The concentration of the fuel in the liquid is... Agent: Evan Law Group LLC
20100196801 - Alkaline fuel cell electrode catalyst, alkaline fuel cell, manufacture method for alkaline fuel cell electrode catalyst, and manufacture method for alkaline fuel cell: An alkaline fuel cell electrode catalyst includes a first catalyst particle that contains at least one of iron (Fe), cobalt (Co) and nickel (Ni), a second catalyst particle that contains at least one of platinum (Pt) and ruthenium (Ru), and a carrier for supporting the first catalyst particle and the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100196802 - Fuel cell and supported catalyst used therefor: A fuel cell having an excellent life property is achieved. A supported catalyst for a fuel cell includes a catalytic particle made of an alloy of platinum and gold, and a conductive carrier supporting the catalytic particle. 50% or more of gold forms a solid solution with platinum.... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLPPrevious industry: Stock material or miscellaneous articles
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