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Chemistry: electrical current producing apparatus, product, and process September class, title,number 09/10

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20100247979 - Battery module interface: Disclosed herein are a battery module interface including a printed circuit board provided at the front and rear thereof with power connectors and communication connectors for connection with a battery module and an external circuit and a sheathing plate coupled to the printed circuit board such that the rear connectors... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100247980 - Safety apparatus and protection method of secondary battery for electric vehicle using switch: The present invention relates to a safety apparatus and a protection method of a secondary battery, which can prevent explosion and fire of the secondary battery using a switch or a rupture switch attached on the outside of the secondary battery if a swelling degree of the secondary battery reaches... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100247981 - Method for energy management of composite battery and system for the same: A method and system for energy management of a composite battery are provided to control and manage products of reaction going on in the composite battery. During the reaction, the gas products are usually exhausted and wasted. If the gases could be recycled, battery effectiveness would be improved. According to... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100247982 - Reserve cell-array nanostructured battery: A battery having an electrode with at least one nanostructured surface is disclosed wherein the nanostructured surface is divided into cells and is disposed in a way such that an electrolyte fluid of the battery is prevented from contacting the portion of electrode associated with each cell. When a voltage... Agent: Hitt Gaines, PC Alcatel-lucent

20100247983 - Device for degassing the battery of an automobile: The invention relates to a device for degassing the battery (1) of an automobile, that comprises a degassing pipe (4) having a first end which is provided in the upper portion of the battery outside the latter and is connected to the inside of the battery, while the second end... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100247984 - Sealed cell: e

20100247985 - Sealed cell: The sealed cell has a riveted portion in which the pin-like projection 3c of the safety valve 3 and the hole 5c of the terminal cap 5 together are riveted by inserting the pin-like projection 3c into the hole 5c and crushing a tip of the pin-like projection 3c. And... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100247986 - Positive electrode material for lithium secondary battery, lithium secondary battery, and secondary battery module using lithium secondary battery: A lithium secondary battery of excellent high temperature cycle characteristic using, as a positive electrode material, a surface-covering lithium manganese composite oxide capable of stably suppressing the leaching of Mn even at high temperature and high voltage without lowering the electric conductivity, in which the positive electrode material for the... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100247987 - Apparatus and system for an internal fuse in a battery cell: A battery is disclosed for reducing the severity of thermal runaway. The battery includes an anode sheet, a cathode sheet, and a separator situated between the anode sheet and the cathode sheet. The anode sheet, cathode sheet, and separator may be put together in a jelly roll configuration. The battery... Agent: Kunzler Needham Massey & Thorpe

20100247988 - State judging device and control device of secondary battery: A device which judges a change of a capacity balance between a cathode and an anode of a secondary battery in a non-destructive manner is provided. The secondary battery has one of the capacities of the cathode and the anode greater than the other capacity. A battery ECU calculates an... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20100247991 - Battery and method for producing the same: It is possible to ensure welding of an exposed portion of an electrode core member protruding from one end surface of an electrode group to a desired connection portion of a current collector plate by constituting a battery wherein an end portion of a first electrode is protruding from an... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100247993 - Battery electrodes: A cathode includes a foil current collector including a coating containing iron disulfide on one side that covers less than 100% of the side.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100247990 - Battery pack: A battery pack 1 of the present invention includes: a plurality of lithium ion secondary batteries 10 electrically connected together in series, in parallel, or in series-parallel combination; a tray 11; and a housing 12. The lithium ion secondary batteries 10 each include an electrode assembly containing an alloy-based negative... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100247989 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery including a case containing an electrode assembly, the electrode assembly having a coated region and an uncoated region, a lead member inside the case, the lead member surrounding at least a part of the uncoated region of the electrode assembly and having a first thickness, an electrode... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20100247992 - Sealed secondary battery, and method for manufacturing the battery: An electrode group 4 formed by stacking or winding a positive electrode plate 1 and a negative electrode plate 2 with a separator 3 interposed therebetween, is housed in a battery case 5. An opening of the battery case 5 is sealed with a sealing plate 10. A lead 11... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100247994 - Battery holder for a battery array, and battery array: The battery holder disposes plates between parallel oriented batteries, and holds batteries in specified positions. The battery holder is provided with L-shaped holders each having the form of a first plate and second plate connected at a right angle corner and having an L-shaped lateral cross-section, and flat-plate holders that... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100247995 - Mounting apparatus for battery module: A mounting apparatus for a battery module includes a base, a latching member slidably attached to the base to fix the battery module, and an operating member rotatably attached to the base. When the operating member of the mounting apparatus is rotated, the latching member is driven to slide to... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100247998 - Busbar supports and methods of their use for battery systems: A battery system comprises a plurality of battery subunits, each subunit comprising a heatsink and at least one battery cell with a positive terminal and a negative terminal; where each heatsink has a respective busbar support mounted to it, and each busbar support includes first and second slots through which,... Agent: Wilmerhale/a123

20100248000 - Device for storing electric energy: A device for storing electrical energy is provided, especially for a motor vehicle. The device includes at least one rechargeable storage cell and a cooling unit which is in thermal contact with the storage cell. The storage cell is accommodated in a retaining element and is in thermal contact with... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100247999 - Prismatic battery module with scalable architecture: A battery system including: a plurality of subunits each of which has a heatsink and a battery cell and two voltage terminals symmetrically positioned with respect to a centerline of that battery cell, wherein all of the battery cells are arranged so that their voltage terminals are aligned along two... Agent: Wilmerhale/a123

20100247996 - Safety venting mechanism for batteries: A battery comprises a battery cell having two voltage terminals and a flexible sidewall; a wall structure against which the battery cell is located, the wall structure including a sidewall that is adjacent to the sidewall of the battery cell; and a tooth structure that extends away from the sidewall... Agent: Wilmerhale/a123

20100247997 - Structure of prismatic battery modules with scalable architecture: A battery system comprises a plurality of battery subunits arranged in a stack, wherein each battery subunit among the plurality of battery subunits comprises a first battery cell, a heatsink, a second battery cell, and a compliant pad in that order with the heatsink between and in thermal contact with... Agent: Wilmerhale/a123

20100248002 - Microporous multilayer membrane, system and process for producing such membrane, and the use of such membrane: The invention relates to a multilayer microporous membrane comprising polyethylene and polypropylene and having an improved balance of properties including improved thickness variation in at least one planar direction. The invention also relates to a system and method for producing such a membrane, the use of such a membrane as... Agent: Exxonmobil Chemical Company

20100248001 - Mixed metal oxide and sodium secondary battery: Disclosed is a mixed metal oxide which is extremely useful as a positive electrode active material for secondary batteries, while being reduced in the amount of a scarce metal used therein. Also disclosed are a positive electrode for sodium secondary batteries, and a sodium secondary battery. Specifically disclosed is a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100248003 - Metallic article with improved fatigue performance and corrosion resistance: A metallic article with improved fatigue performance and resistance to corrosive attack and stress corrosion cracking is produced by treating a first area of a metallic article with a first surface treatment that induces a specified amount of cold work. A second, sacrificial area of the metallic article in electrical... Agent: Smith Brandenburg Ltd

20100248004 - Battery pack: A battery pack includes a battery housing, a battery cell having a tubular negative electrode having an opening part at one end and a positive electrode fixed to the negative electrode in such a way as to close the opening part, the battery cell being housed in the battery housing,... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100248005 - Rechargeable battery module: A rechargeable battery module including at least two unit cells, each unit cell having a positive electrode terminal and a negative electrode terminal, each unit cell having a side surface disposed crosswise to one direction, the at least two unit cells overlapping at their side surfaces, a positive electrode terminal... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20100248006 - Battery module: A battery module includes a base device, a plurality of battery groups and a plurality of protecting circuit groups. The base device has a positive plate and a negative plate spaced from the positive plate. The battery groups are parallel-connected between the positive plate and the negative plate, each of... Agent: Lin & Associates Intellectual Property, Inc.

20100248008 - Battery module and battery device: A battery module includes: a plurality of battery cells; a casing in which the plurality of battery cells are housed; a plurality of conductive members that electrically connect the plurality of battery cells; and a voltage detection conductor that detects voltages at each of the plurality of battery cells. The... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100248007 - Electrical connecting member of assembling type and secondary battery pack containing the same: Disclosed herein is a connection member for electrically connecting a plurality of secondary battery cells arranged in the longitudinal direction and in the lateral direction in a physical contact fashion, when the secondary battery cells are mounted in a battery pack case. The connection member includes terminal connection parts for... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100248010 - Bi-metallic busbar jumpers for battery systems: A battery system comprises a plurality of battery cells arranged in a sequence, each battery cell having a first voltage terminal and second voltage terminal, wherein the first voltage terminals of the plurality are arranged in a row; and a bimetallic busbar having a first segment joined to a second... Agent: Wilmerhale/a123

20100248009 - Equal distribution-typed bus bar, and middle or large-sized battery pack employed with the same: Disclosed herein are a bus bar for connecting two or more devices to an external circuit, wherein the bus bar is capable of equalizing internal resistances between a connection point of the external circuit and connection points of the respective devices, and a middle- or large-sized battery pack including the... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100248012 - Alkaline batteries: An AA alkaline cell is described. The cell includes a housing and within the housing an anode, a cathode, a separator disposed between the cathode and the anode, and an electrolyte. The anode may include about 3.3 grams of zinc particles. The cathode may include a cathode active material. The... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100248011 - Lithium cell with improved iron disulfide cathode: A primary cell having an anode comprising lithium or lithium alloy and a cathode comprising iron disulfide (FeS2) with calcium hydroxide Ca(OH)2 and lithium carbonate Li2CO3 additive mixed therein. The electrolyte may typically comprise lithium bistrifluoromethylsulfonyl imide, Li(CF3SO2)2N (LiTFSI) salt dissolved in a solvent mixture comprising 1,3-dioxolane and sulfolane. The... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100248013 - Lithium rechargeable battery having an internal space: A lithium rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly having a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator interposed between them, a can having an opening to contain the electrode assembly, and a cap plate coupled to the top of the can. A side of the can is asymmetrical with... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20100248014 - Vapor transmission resistant seal members for nonaqueous electrochemical cells: A seal member having a thermoplastic body for an electrochemical cell containing a nonaqueous organic solvent electrolyte. In particular, the seal member is preferably one or more of (a) a seal located between a cell container wall and a cell cover and (b) a seal of a vent assembly, more... Agent: Michael C. Pophal Eveready Battery Company Inc

20100248015 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery including a can having enhanced safety against compression. A secondary battery includes: an electrode assembly; a can containing the electrode assembly and including a plate, and a wall extending from the plate in a first direction to define a cavity and an opening opposite the plate, a... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100248016 - Battery pack and power tool provided with the same: According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a battery pack to be inserted and attached to a power tool, including: a case; a battery cell accommodated inside the case; and an electrode terminal connected to the battery cell and provided on the case so as to... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100248018 - Power disconnection apparatus for soft-shell li ion battery: A power disconnection apparatus includes a soft-shell Li ion battery and a power disconnection device. The soft-shell Li ion battery includes anode pin and a cathode pin and a soft shell enclosing the soft-shell Li ion battery. The power disconnection device includes a panel attaching to the surface of the... Agent: Hdls Ipr Services

20100248017 - Terminal connector for connecting a cell to a medical device: A electrical connector for connection to an electrochemical cell is described. The connector comprises a conductive lid; a ferrule disposed within an opening through the conductive lid; a conductive center pin disposed within the ferrule; and a hermetic seal formed between the pin and an interior surface of the ferrule.... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.

20100248019 - Battery gasket and alkaline battery using the same: A gasket is made of an injection molded resin integral with a cylindrical boss portion having a through hole in which a current collector is inserted, a rim portion for sealing an opening of a battery case, and a connecting portion for connecting the boss portion and the rim portion,... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100248021 - Electrolyte for rechargeable lithium battery and rechargeable lithium battery including the same: g

20100248023 - Non-aqueous electrolyte battery: A non-aqueous electrolyte battery has a working electrode 1 having a positive electrode active material, a counter electrode 2, and a non-aqueous electrolyte containing lithium. The positive electrode active material includes a lithium pre-doped transition metal oxide prepared by pre-doping lithium into a sodium-containing transition metal oxide having an initial... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100248022 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: The nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery having high output characteristics and excellent safety when overcharging as well as excellent charge and discharge cycle characteristics according to an aspect of the invention includes a positive electrode having a positive electrode active material, a negative electrode having a negative electrode active material, a... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100248020 - Ultra-high purity zinc bromides and quaternary ammonium bromides for use in zinc-bromine batteries: Ultra-high purity zinc bromide and quaternary ammonium bromides suitable for use in zinc-bromine batteries, and methods for making same, are provided.... Agent: Albemarle Corporation Patent Department

20100248024 - Alkaline storage battery system: In the alkaline storage battery system, zinc (Zn) is added to a nickel positive electrode 11 with an addition amount of 8% by mass or less with respect to the mass of nickel. A hydrogen storage alloy of a negative electrode 12 has an A5B19 type crystal structure, with a... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100248025 - Electrolyte and secondary battery: Provided is a secondary battery exhibiting excellent durability. Also disclosed is an electrolyte possessing a porous particle, an ionic liquid and a supporting electrolyte salt, wherein the electrolyte has a dynamic elastic modulus of at least 105 Pa.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100248027 - Battery electrode sheet, method and battery with the same: A battery electrode sheet comprises a conductive substrate with two sides, and a first and second layer of an electrode material. The first and second layers of the electrode material are coated on at least one side of the conductive substrate. The first and second layers are deposited in separate... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100248026 - Electrode for lithium ion secondary battery and lithium ion secondary battery: An electrode for a lithium ion secondary battery having a collector, an active-material layer formed on the collector and a protecting layer formed on the active-material layer, in which the protecting layer contains an organic particle formed of poly(methyl methacrylate) having a crosslinked structure, and the organic particle has an... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100248028 - Bipolar articles and related methods: The invention provides bipolar articles (e.g., batteries and capacitors) with new architectures and methods of making and using the same. Articles are provided with interpenetrating anode and cathode structures that allow for improved power density, and arbitrary form factors that allow for formation in substantially any desired shape. The articles... Agent: Wilmerhale/a123

20100248030 - Electrode assembly having tab-lead joint portion of minimized resistance difference between electrodes and electrochemical cell containing the same: Disclosed herein is a stacking or stacking/folding type electrode assembly of a cathode/separator/anode structure, wherein the electrode assembly is constructed in a structure in which tabs (electrode tabs), having no active material applied thereto, protrude from electrode plates constituting the electrode assembly, the electrode tabs are electrically connected to an... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100248029 - Methods of welding battery terminals: A method of manufacturing a battery including: supplying a busbar having a U-shaped portion defining a channel and characterized by a bend corner at one end of the U-shaped portion, wherein the busbar has a reduced-reflectivity treatment at least in the vicinity of the bend corner; positioning a single battery... Agent: Wilmerhale/a123

20100248031 - Anode for secondary battery and secondary battery using the same: A secondary battery includes an anode for a secondary battery, a cathode which absorbs and discharges lithium ions, and an electrolyte which is placed between the anode for the secondary battery and the cathode. The anode for the secondary battery includes an anode active material layer which absorbs and discharges... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100248032 - Lithium mixed metal oxide and nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A lithium mixed metal oxide comprising Ni, Mn and Fe and having a BET specific surface area of 2 m2/g or more and 30 m2/g or less. A method of producing a lithium mixed metal oxide, comprising bringing an aqueous solution containing Ni, Mn, Fe and Cl into contact with... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100248033 - Lithium batteries with nano-composite positive electrode material: Provided is a positive electrode for a lithium ion battery, the electrode comprising a nano-crystalline layered-layered composite structure of a material having the general formula xLi2MO3(1−x)LiM′O2 in which 0<x<1, where M′ is one or more ion with an average oxidation state of three and with at least one ion being... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP

20100248034 - Composite material for positive electrode of lithium battery: The present invention provides a composite material for positive electrodes of lithium batteries, which provides a lithium battery having excellent high rate electrical discharge characteristics, has a sufficiently secured diffusion passage for Li, and has high conductivity, a process for producing the same, as well as a positive electrode and... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100248035 - Lithium secondary battery: A negative electrode mixture layer containing CMC and a hydroxy group-modified PVP. The mass ratio of CMC is greater than that of the hydroxy group-modified PVP. The hydroxy group-modified PVP has low affinity with a solvent for a solvent-system slurry that forms an inorganic particle layer. Adhesion strength is prevented... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100248036 - Lithium secondary battery: where R′ represents an alkyl group, R is selected from hydrogen, an alkyl group, an alicyclic group, and an aryl group, each of R′ and R may be identical or different from each other, the alkyl group has a straight or branched chain having fewer than 10 carbon atoms, and... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100248037 - Lithium secondary battery: e

20100248038 - Nonaqueous electrolyte battery: A nonaqueous electrolyte battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The positive electrode includes a lithium/manganese-containing oxide represented by LiaMnbMcOZ (M is at least one selected from the group consisting of Ni, Co, Al and F, and a, b, c and Z satisfy the following... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100248039 - Electrolyte for rechargeable lithium battery and rechargeable lithium battery including the same: Disclosed is an electrolyte for a rechargeable lithium battery that includes a lithium salt, a phosphine compound having at least one trialkylsilyl group and organic solvent, and a rechargeable lithium battery including the electrolyte. The phosphine compound may be tris(trialkylsilyl)phosphine wherein the alkyl groups are the same or different and... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20100248040 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and method of manufacturing the same: s

20100248041 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, electrode and carbonaceous material: wherein R represents a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, and a hydroxyl group, an alkyl group, an alkoxyl group, an aryl group, an aryloxy group, a sulfonyl group, a halogen atom, a nitro group, a thioalkyl group, a cyano group, a carboxyl group, an amino group or... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100248042 - Fuel cell, manufacturing method thereof, electronic apparatus, enzyme-immobilized electrode, manufacturing method thereof, water-repellent agent, and enzyme immobilizing material: In the case in which a fuel cell has a structure in which a cathode (2) and an anode (1) are opposed with the intermediary of an electrolyte layer (3) and the cathode (2) is formed of an electrode to which an oxygen reductase and so on is immobilized and... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100248043 - Hydrogen fuel cell water knock out device and method of use: A hydrogen fuel cell water knockout device for an exhaust system of a heavy duty hybrid hydrogen fuel cell transit bus includes an expansion chamber housing forming an expansion chamber, the expansion chamber including a substantially vertical exhaust section and an exhaust flow path there through with a vertically lowest... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20100248045 - Fuel cell system and method for operating the same: A fuel cell system of the present invention includes: a fuel cell (10) having a fuel gas internal channel (11) and an oxidizing gas internal channel (12); oxidizing gas supplying passages (62) and (64); an oxidizing gas supplying device (31); oxidizing gas discharging passages (65) and (66) each having an... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100248046 - Method of creating particle size distribution model, method of predicting degradation of fuel cell catalyst using the method of creating particle size distribution model, and method of controlling fuel cell using the method of predicting degradation of fu: A particle size distribution creating method includes a particle size range determining step, an integrating step of integrating the frequency of appearance of particles within the particle size range determined in the particle size range determining step, a division point determining step of determining particle sizes that provide division points,... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100248044 - On board generation of n2 for fuel cells using a membrane: A PEMFC is operated in an operation mode in which a membrane-based humidifier is used to transfer moisture from a moisture-laden exhaust stream to the dry air feed and in a shutdown mode in which the membrane-based humidifier is used to permeate moisture and oxygen from the moisture-laden exhaust stream... Agent: Air Liquide Usa LLC Intellectual Property

20100248047 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell heating medium circulation circuit for circulating a fuel cell heating medium that exchanges heat with a fuel cell; a condensing coolant circulation circuit for circulating a condensing coolant that exchanges heat with at least one of a fuel off-gas discharged from a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100248048 - Fuel cell system: The fuel cell system shifts, at least during start, in switching a pulse pump from a stop state to a pumping state to start pumping of the water, to normal control after performing start-operation-control for setting a water supply ability of the pulse pump higher for a predetermined time than... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC

20100248050 - Fuel cell system and method of controlling operation of a plurality of fuel cells: A fuel cell system, and a method of controlling an operation of a plurality of fuel cells. The fuel cell system controls the operation of the plurality of fuel cells according to a power consumed in a load and the performance of the plurality of fuel cells, thereby increasing a... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100248049 - Fuel cell system with interruption control: A method for operating a fuel cell system during an interruption includes identifying a load interruption in which an external load is partially or fully unable to draw electrical power from the fuel cell system. At least a first fuel cell column of the fuel cell system is operated in... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100248051 - Method of controlling output of fuel cell system and vehicle with fuel cell system: A fuel cell system has different allowable changes per unit time in an operation range of a fuel cell, in both a first output range of the fuel cell and a second output range of the fuel cell, the second output range being lower than the first output range. The... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100248053 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system is provided which can extend the time during which a high-potential avoidance control is performed as much as possible, thereby reducing deterioration of a fuel cell. The fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell that generates electric power upon a supply of a reaction gas; a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100248054 - Fuel cell system: Electric power generation is properly controlled during a high potential avoidance operation. A fuel cell system comprises a fuel cell for generating an electric power upon receiving supply of a reactant gas and a controller for performing control for high potential avoidance with the upper limit of the output voltage... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100248055 - Fuel cell system and method for limiting current thereof: In a fuel cell system comprising a fuel cell with plural cells and performing processing for limiting a supply current to a load by performing a compensation computation with respect to a system-request current corresponding to a system-request power requested by the system based on the lowest cell voltage in... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100248052 - Fuel cell, fuel cell system, and electronic device: A fuel cell with which deterioration of an anode electrode is able to be inhibited by an inexpensive means while generated carbon dioxide is removed, a fuel cell system including the same, and an electronic device including the same are provided. The fuel cell includes: a power generation section having... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100248056 - Fuel cell assembly: A fuel cell apparatus (A1) includes a stack structure (B) including a plurality of solid electrolyte cell units (10) stacked with interspaces separating one another, and a case (20) enclosing the stack structure (B). The fuel cell apparatus (A1) further includes an inlet port (30) to introduce a reactant gas... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100248057 - Fuel cell system construction and method of installing said fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a housing partially above and below the ground containing a fuel cell beneath ground level and a fuel tank disposed above the fuel cell. The fuel cell may be accessed by raising it to above ground level with a fuel cell vertical displacement device... Agent: Air Liquide Usa LLC Intellectual Property

20100248058 - Fuel cell module: A heat storage unit is provided between a gas sealing member and a hydrogen storage alloy tank, and is thermally connected to the gas sealing member and the hydrogen storage alloy tank. The latent heat storage unit includes a first heat storage material having a melting point (dry-out temperature) at... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100248061 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system having an on-off valve disposed in a fuel supply flow path implements highly accurate control of the on-off valve by properly correcting a detected pressure value of a fuel gas on an upstream side of the on-off valve. The fuel cell system includes a fuel cell,... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100248060 - Fuel cell system and hydrogen leak judgment method in the system: While the operation of a fuel cell is stopped, a pressure decrease caused by a current sweep is suppressed from being misjudged as being the occurrence of a hydrogen leak or a cross leak, and the judgment accuracy of the hydrogen leak, etc. is improved. In order to realize this... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100248059 - Fuel cell unit and fuel cell stack: There is provided a fuel cell unit and a fuel cell stack including a flow rate controlling member provided in an anode flow path on the side of an exhaust flow path so as to be in contact with an anode gas diffusion layer wherein the flow rate controlling member... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100248062 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system having an on-off valve, such as an injector, disposed in a fuel supply flow path restrains a pressure detection error of a fuel gas in the vicinity of the on-off valve to a small level. The fuel cell system includes a fuel cell, a fuel supply... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100248063 - Hydrogen supply system for fuel cell and method for controlling the same: The present invention provides a method for controlling a hydrogen supply system for a fuel cell, the method comprising: a hydrogen filling step in which high pressure hydrogen is supplied to a high pressure line connecting first to Nth hydrogen tanks to be filled in the first to Nth hydrogen... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100248064 - Three dimensional single-chamber fuel cells: The present invention relates to single chamber fuel cells and systems and methods associated with the same. Architectures and materials that allow for high performance, enhanced fuel utilization, mechanical robustness, and mechanical flexibility are described. In some embodiments, multiple fuel cell units are arranged in a single chamber and may... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100248065 - 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.

20100248067 - Fuel cell stack with internal fuel manifold configuration: A fuel cell stack includes a plurality of fuel cells, and a plurality of fuel delivery ports. Each of the plurality of fuel delivery ports is positioned on or in the fuel cell stack to provide fuel to a portion of the plurality fuel cells in each stack.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100248066 - Modified fuel cell manifolds for controlling fuel gas flow to different sections of fuel cell stacks: A fuel delivery manifold enlarged in size is provided which, when incorporated into fuel cells which are then stacked allows for insertion of a baffle or a perforated fuel delivery tube through the fuel cell stack via the enlarged fuel delivery manifold to enhance and/or even out or equalize fuel... Agent: Licata & Tyrrell P.C.

20100248069 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell includes a membrane electrode assembly. The membrane electrode assembly has an electrolyte membrane, cathode catalyst layers, and anode catalyst layers disposed counter to the cathode catalyst layers with the electrolyte membrane disposed between the cathode catalyst layers and the anode catalyst layers. Cathode-side insulating layers, which are... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100248068 - Fuel cell stack, fuel cell, and method of manufacturing fuel cell stack: A fuel cell stack includes two or more cells. The cell includes a solid polymer electrolyte membrane, a porous metallic cathode, and a porous metallic anode. The cathode is arranged on one surface of the solid polymer electrolyte membrane through a catalyst layer. The anode is arranged on the other... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen

20100248075 - Composite membrane, fuel cell, and method for fabricating the composite membranes: Electro membrane assemblies are formed respectively in openings provided in a substrate. Each membrane electrode assembly is provided with an electrolyte membrane, an anode catalyst layer, and a cathode catalyst layer. A protective layer is provided on the substrate disposed between the adjacent anode catalyst layers. The other protective layer... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100248071 - Electrolyte membrane-electrode assembly for direct methanol fuel cell: Disclosed is an electrolyte membrane-electrode assembly for direct methanol fuel cells, wherein a solid polymer electrolyte membrane is held between a pair of electrodes each composed of a catalyst layer coated over and/or impregnated in a porous supporting body. This electrolyte membrane-electrode assembly for direct methanol fuel cells is characterized... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100248073 - Free-standing membrane electrolyte electrode assembly: A free-standing membrane electrolyte electrode assembly (ESC) comprises an electrolyte, an anode electrode formed at one end face of the electrolyte, and a cathode electrode formed at the other. The electrolyte is a single crystal having a surface along with oxide ions move or a direction in which the ions... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100248072 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell is provided, which includes a membrane electrode assembly including an electrolytic film sandwiched between an anode catalyst layer and a cathode catalyst layer, an anode gas diffusion layer disposed adjacent to the anode catalyst layer and a cathode gas diffusion layer disposed adjacent to the cathode catalyst... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100248074 - Membrane electrode assembly for direct oxidation fuel cell and direct oxidation fuel cell including the same: A membrane electrode assembly for a direct oxidation fuel cell includes an electrolyte membrane, an anode disposed on one face of the electrolyte membrane, and a cathode disposed on the other face of the electrolyte membrane. The cathode includes a cathode catalyst layer with a first main surface and a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100248070 - Variable catalyst loading based on flow field geometry: A fuel cell including a membrane electrode assembly composed of a ionically conductive member sandwiched between a pair of electrodes. At least one of the electrodes including a catalyst loading characterized by catalytic activity that varies in proportion to the catalyst loading. Moreover, the fuel cell includes a flow path... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100248076 - Electrode catalyst for fuel cells, method of preparing the electrode catalyst, and fuel cell including electrode containing the electrode catalyst: An electrode catalyst for fuel cells, a method of preparing the electrode catalyst, and a fuel cell including the electrode containing the electrode catalyst have been improved. The electrode catalyst includes a beryllium (Be) oxide catalyst, which oxidizes carbon monoxide included in a fuel gas into carbon dioxide, and a... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100248077 - Catalyst ink, method for preparing the same, method for storing the same, and fuel cell: A catalyst ink for preparing a catalyst layer of a solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell, wherein the ratio of the sum of the weights of an organic aldehyde and an organic carboxylic acid relative to the total weight of the catalyst ink is 0.20% by weight or less.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100248078 - Aqueous lithium ion cell possessing high specific energy and electrolyte with high, stable cell voltage: An electrochemical device is proposed that uses a novel electrolyte system technology, based on the use of conventional electrodes with high specific capacity selected to provide operating cell potentials within a range of approximately between 1.2 and 2.4 volts along with the use of an unconventional electrolyte solution. Specifically, his... Agent: Kirby W. Beard

20100248079 - Coil spring for a fuel cell: wherein A, B and C represent, respectively, a concentration (ppb) of monovalent metal ions, a concentration (ppb) of metal ions which are neither monovalent nor trivalent, and a concentration (ppb) of trivalent metal ions per the coil spring in a methanol solution of when the coil spring is dipped in... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100248082 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell; a fuel tank provided opposite to the fuel cell and adapted to contain hydrogen absorbing alloy; and a supply channel adapted to supply hydrogen discharged from the hydrogen absorbing alloy to the fuel cell. The fuel cartridge is provided with a discharging... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100248080 - Fuel collection device: A fuel collection device detachably attached a fuel cell, the fuel cell having: a power generation unit generating power by chemically reacting a fuel; a fuel flow path supplying the fuel to the power generation unit; and a circulation pump circulating the fuel in the fuel flow path, the fuel... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100248081 - Liquid tank and fuel cell: The present invention provides a liquid tank capable of maintaining inner pressure constant even in a state where it is inclined at any angle and a fuel cell using the same. A liquid tank includes: an outside casing provided with one gas inlet/outlet port; and a liquid-repellent structure provided on... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100248083 - Rapid start fuel reforming systems and techniques: An on-board fuel processor includes a microchannel steam reforming reactor (30) and a water vaporizer (40) heated in series with a combustion gas. The reformer (30) and the vaporizer (40) are both of a cross-flow panel configuration that allows for low combustion side pressure drop. Fuel is directly injected into... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20100248084 - Flexible current collecting fiber bunch and fuel cell structure using the same: A flexible current collecting fiber bunch comprises a plurality of current collecting fiber conductors and at least one electrical wire. There is an interval between each two adjacent current collecting fiber conductors. The electrical wire used to cascades the current collecting fiber conductors. The flexible current collecting fiber bunch may... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100248085 - Flow field plate of a fuel cell with airflow guiding gaskets: The present invention relates to a flow field plate of a fuel cell with airflow guiding gaskets, comprising a flat plate and airflow guiding gaskets. Each side of the flat plate has a reaction area, which includes a plurality of ribs and a plurality of grooves. Two airflow guiding gasket... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100248086 - Method of evaluating the performance of fuel cell cathode catalysts, corresponding cathode catalysts and fuel cell: A method for accurately evaluating the performance of fuel-cell electrode catalysts, a method of search for fuel-cell electrode catalysts having excellent performance, and fuel-cell electrode catalysts having new and excellent catalytic activity searched for by the above method. In a method for evaluating the performance of fuel-cell electrode catalysts composed... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100248087 - Method for producing an electrode-membrane-frame assembly: In the method of the invention for producing an electrode-membrane-frame assembly, its principal part is formed by laying a first catalyst layer onto one of surfaces of an electrolyte membrane, arranging a first gas diffusion layer onto the surface of the first catalyst layer and inside the circumferential region of... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

  
09/23/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100239892 - Heavy vehicle battery pack with improved cooling scheme: A battery pack includes a plurality of multi-cell battery modules mounted within a casing. At least one fan is mounted in an intermediate position within the casing such that airflow to the fan passes over some of the battery modules, and airflow downstream of the fan passes over others of... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.

20100239893 - Sodium-sulfur battery with a substantially non-porous membrane and enhanced cathode utilization: A sodium-sulfur battery is disclosed in one embodiment of the invention as including an anode containing sodium and a cathode comprising elemental sulfur. The cathode may include at least one solvent selected to at least partially dissolve the elemental sulfur and Na2Sx. A substantially non-porous sodium-ion-conductive membrane is provided between... Agent: Ceramatec, Inc.

20100239894 - Temperature controlling apparatus for battery, vehicle apparatus using the same, and controlling method therefor: In an ECU, a coolant fan performs cooling operation such that a control DUTY value is limited by a control DUTY value according to tolerable noise level of the cooling fan based on a vehicle speed in a case in which the temperature in the high-voltage battery is lower than... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100239895 - Secondary battery including one-way exhaust valve: Disclosed herein is a plate-shaped secondary battery constructed in a structure in which an electrode assembly of a cathode/separator/anode structure is mounted in a battery case, and the battery case is sealed by thermal welding, wherein the secondary battery has at least one valve (one-way exhaust valve), having a small... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100239896 - Protection device for secondary batteries, and battery pack and electronic equipment employing same: A protection device includes a voltage detector having N or more sub-circuits each for monitoring a specific battery cell to output a detection signal when at least one of the battery cells outputs an abnormal voltage. Each sub-circuit includes voltage dividing resistors, a reference voltage generator, and a comparator. The... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100239897 - Secondary battery: An electrode group is constructed by disposing a positive electrode current collector exposed portion on one end side and a negative electrode current collector exposed portion on the other end side. A positive electrode current collector terminal plate and a negative electrode current collector terminal plate are connected to the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100239898 - Battery cover latching mechanism: A battery cover latching mechanism is provided. The battery cover latching mechanism includes a body member, a battery cover, and a button mounted on the body member. The body member defines a battery receiving space and includes a latching block. The battery cover is placed on the body member to... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100239899 - Gauntlet motive battery: An improved gauntlet wet cell battery provides a plurality of elongated hollow spines filled with active material in a cathode array. Bottom ends of the cathode array are closed with an electrically conductive bottom end cap that electrically and mechanically interconnects the free ends of each spine so as to... Agent: Jeffrey J. King, Esq. Patent Networks Law Group PLLC

20100239900 - Battery separator and nonaqueous lithium ion secondary battery having the same: wherein M1 and M2 are each independently a hydrogen atom, a lithium atom, a potassium atom, a sodium atom, or triethylamine. It is preferred that the layer of the crosslinked polymer is substantially nonporous or solid, and ion conductive, and that the crosslinked polymer has in the molecule oxetanyl groups... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100239901 - Separator for lead starved storage batteries: A separator for lead starved storage batteries comprises at least one layer of nonwoven fabric made from fibres of one or more organic polymers. In at least one embodiment, the nonwoven fabric is made from staple fibres of polyester with count between 0.1 and 4 dTex. In at least one... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20100239902 - Laminate cell, assembled battery, battery module and electric vehicle: A laminate cell comprises a power generating element formed by sequentially stacking positive electrode plates and negative electrode plates while interposing separators therebetween; a positive tab connected to the positive electrode plates through a plurality of positive leads; a negative tab connected to the negative electrode plates through a plurality... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100239903 - Rechargeable battery pack: The invention relates to a rechargeable battery pack. Particularly, but not exclusively, the invention relates to a rechargeable battery pack for a battery powered appliance such as a hand held vacuum cleaner. The rechargeable battery pack includes at least one power interface for transferring power from the battery pack to... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100239905 - Phosphorated composite, method for making the same, and lithium-ion battery using the same: A phosphorated composite capable of electrochemical reversible lithium storage includes a conductive matrix and a red phosphorus. The conductive matrix includes a material being selected from the group consisting of conductive polymer and conductive carbonaceous material. A weight percentage of the conductive matrix in the phosphorated composite ranges from about... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100239904 - Phosphorated polymer, method for making the same, and lithium-ion battery using the same: A phosphorated polymer includes a conductive polymer main-chain and a side-chain connected to the conductive polymer main-chain. The side-chain includes an electrochemically active phosphorated group Pm. A method for making the phosphorated polymer and a lithium-ion battery using the phosphorated polymer is also provided.... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100239906 - Nickel-metal hydride battery and method for producing hydrogen storage alloy: It is an object of the present invention to improve the cycle performance in a nickel-metal hydride battery using a rare earth-Mg—Ni type alloy. The present invention provides a nickel-metal hydride battery having a negative electrode including an La—Mg—Ni based hydrogen absorbing alloy, wherein the hydrogen absorbing alloy has a... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100239908 - Lithium-ion battery: A lithium-ion battery includes a positive electrode comprising a current collector and a first active material and a negative electrode comprising a current collector, a second active material, and a third active material. The second active material comprises a lithium titanate material and the third active material is selected from... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100239907 - Power storage device and manufacturing method thereof: A power storage device having a small thickness is manufactured. A manufacturing method of the power storage device includes: forming a first layer and a second layer over a first substrate; forming a first insulating layer, a positive electrode and a negative electrode over the second layer; forming a solid... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100239909 - Cathode mix containing having improved efficiency and energy density of electrode: The cathode mix maximizes operational efficiency of batteries, minimizes electrode waste and thus reduces manufacturing costs of batteries. Furthermore, The cathode active material, wherein a molar fraction (1-x) of phosphorus (P) is lower than 1, according to the present invention contains both Fe2+ and Fe3+, thus advantageously causing no structural... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100239910 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery including a positive electrode having a positive electrode mixture layer containing a positive electrode active material, a binder, and a conductive agent, and a negative electrode having a negative electrode active material capable of intercalating and deintercalating lithium. The positive electrode active material includes a... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100239911 - Electrolytic manganese dioxide for lithium primary battery, manufacturing method therefor, and lithium primary battery using same: Electrolytic manganese dioxide for lithium primary batteries has a sodium content of 0.05 to 0.2% by mass, and a pH of 5 to 7 as measured according to JIS-K-1467. Using this electrolytic manganese dioxide as a positive electrode active material for lithium primary batteries enables the batteries to be excellent... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100239912 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and method of manufacturing the same: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery has a positive electrode containing a positive electrode active material containing a lithium-containing oxide active material, a negative electrode, and a non-aqueous electrolyte. The lithium-containing oxide active material is represented by the general formula LiaMgbMO2±α, where 0.65≦a≦1.05, 0<b≦0.3, 0 ≦α≦0.3, and M is at least... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100239914 - Cathode for lithium battery: The present invention relates to cathodes used in electrochemical cells. A force, or forces, applied to portions of an electrochemical cell as described in this application can reduce irregularity or roughening of an electrode surface of the cell, improving performance. The cathodes described herein may possess enhanced properties that render... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100239913 - External stabilization of carbon foam: According to one aspect, the present disclosure is directed toward an electrode plate for an energy storage device. The electrode plate may include a carbon foam current collector and an external restraint structure. A chemically active material may be disposed on the carbon foam current collector.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100239915 - Electrodes and lithium-ion cells with a novel electrode binder: An electrode for a lithium ion battery includes a matrix based on at least one polysaccharide and also particles of at least one electrochemically active material which are embedded in the matrix, with the electrode being free of synthetic polymeric compounds. A battery contains the electrode and a polysaccharide is... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper LLP (us)

20100239916 - Non-aqueous electrolyte and a battery, a supercapacitor, an electrochromic device and a solar cell including such an electrolyte: A non-aqueous electrolyte including at least one ionically conducting salt, especially a lithium salt, a non-aqueous, anhydrous solvent for the ionically conductive salt, and at least one oxide in a particulate form, said oxide being selected such that it is not soluble in said solvent and such that it is... Agent: Lewis And Roca LLP

20100239917 - Electrolyte comprising eutectic mixture and secondary battery using the same: Disclosed is an electrolyte for a secondary battery, comprising an eutectic mixture consisting of: (a) am amide group-containing compound with at least one EDG introduced into the N-position thereof; and (b) an ionizable lithium salt. Also, provided are a secondary battery comprising such an electrolyte, and a method of adjusting... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100239918 - Nanoparticle-block copolymer composites for solid ionic electrolytes: A microphase separated polymer has nano-domains and inorganic nanoparticles within at least one of the domains. The nanoparticle size is chosen to be substantially smaller than the domain size. For example, for the case of lamellar domains, the nanoparticle size is smaller than the width of the domain. This allows... Agent: Seeo, Inc.

20100239919 - Nonaqueous electrolyte solution and lithium secondary battery using same: m

20100239920 - Multi-electrode microbial fuel cells and fuel cell systems and bioreactors with dynamically configurable fluidics: Microbial fuel cells including multiple electrodes, and systems of such fuel cells, are provided. An exemplary fuel cell includes a population of exoelectrogenic microbes and at least two anodes in an anode chamber, and a cathode in a cathode chamber. A path exists between the chambers for conducting hydrogen ions... Agent: Peters Verny , L.L.P.

20100239921 - Co2 tolerant alkaline fuel cells and alkaline batteries: An alkaline electrochemical device having an alkaline electrolyte disposed between an anode electrode and a cathode electrode, where the anode electrode and/or the cathode electrode is provided with a CO2 inhibitor which substantially eliminates poisoning of the device by CO2. The device may be an alkaline fuel cell or an... Agent: Mark E. Fejer Gas Technology Institute

20100239922 - Fuel cell system and method of driving the same: A fuel cell system and a method for driving the fuel cell system are disclosed. In one aspect, the fuel cell system may include a fuel stack, a fuel supply unit, an oxidizer supply unit, a humidifying unit, and a controller configured to measure the temperature of unit cells within... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100239923 - Photobiological hydrogen production with switchable photosystem-ii designer algae: A process for enhanced photobiological H2 production using transgenic alga. The process includes inducing exogenous genes in a transgenic alga by manipulating selected environmental factors. In one embodiment inducing production of an exogenous gene uncouples H2 production from existing mechanisms that would downregulate H2 production in the absence of the... Agent: Knox Patents

20100239924 - Fuel cell system with partial recycling of anode exhaust: A method of operating a fuel cell system includes providing a fuel inlet stream into a fuel cell stack, operating the fuel cell stack to generate electricity and a hydrogen containing fuel exhaust stream having a temperature above 200 C, lowering a temperature of the fuel exhaust stream to 200... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100239925 - Reforming device and fuel cell system: In a reforming device and a fuel cell system, the ignition and combustion at a burner section is stabilized regardless of the temperature of a reforming section by supplying the burner section with the combustible gas depending on the temperature of the reforming section at the time of a starting... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100239927 - Avoiding coolant slump into reactant fields during pem fuel cell shutdown: A fuel cell power plant (100) having a stack of fuel cells (102), each having an anode (104), a fuel reactant gas flow field plate (118), a cathode (106), an oxidant reactant gas flow field plate (120), and an electrolyte (101) between the anode and cathode. The stack has coolant... Agent: M. P. William

20100239926 - Preheating arrangement in a fuel cell apparatus: The present invention relates to a preheating arrangement in a fuel cell apparatus, the fuel cell apparatus comprising at least a fuel cell unit having an anode side and a cathode side with an electrolyte therebetween, the fuel cell apparatus having at least a fuel inlet to the anode side... Agent: Chernoff, Vilhauer, Mcclung & Stenzel, LLP

20100239928 - Fuel cell running system, and valve-freeze preventing method in the fuel cell running system: A fuel cell operating system which can prevent freezing of a valve and a method of preventing fixation of the valve in the fuel cell operating system are provided. In steps of the process of preventing freezing of a valve in the present invention, first, supply of hydrogen, which is... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100239929 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system has a fuel cell stack generating electricity with a reactive gas supplied thereto and a controller supplying to the fuel cell stack the reactive gas whose pressure is higher than a normal operational pressure on condition that a temperature of the fuel cell stack is equal... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100239930 - Fuel cell system and method of controlling the same: In the event that at least a portion of unit cells in a fuel cell stack have experienced a significant drop in voltage, the fuel cell system will execute a voltage recovery process allowing them to recover generating capability. In the voltage recovery process, a controller measures impedance of the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100239931 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell includes a cathode side separator. An oxygen-containing gas flow field is formed on a surface of the cathode side separator. The oxygen-containing gas flow field includes an inlet channel having a plurality of flow grooves connected to the oxygen-containing gas supply passage, an outlet channel having a... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100239933 - Pem fuel cell system with a porous hydrophobic plug for maintaining system back pressure and methods for designing the plug and for designing systems for using the plug: A polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell power plant is cooled evaporatively by a non-circulating pressurized water coolant system. The coolant system utilizes a hydrophobic porous plug for bleeding air from from the coolant water while maintaining coolant back pressure in a coolant flow field of the system. Furthermore, there... Agent: William W. Jones

20100239932 - Pem fuel cell system with a porous hydrophobloc plug for maintaining system back pressure and methods for designing the plug and for designing systems for using the plug: A polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell power plant is cooled evaporatively by a non-circulating pressurized water coolant system. The coolant system utilizes a hydrophobic porous plug for bleeding air from the coolant water while maintaining coolant back pressure in a coolant flow field of the system. Furthermore, there is... Agent: William W. Jones

20100239934 - Fuel cell system and method of controlling rotation speed of compressor: Even when the atmospheric pressure is lowered, a sufficient amount of oxidant gas is supplied to a fuel cell without causing any failure in a compressor. A control unit judges whether or not both the following conditions are satisfied: the accelerator opening degree detected by an accelerator opening degree sensor... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100239935 - Fuel cell system and fuel cell vehicle: A fuel cell system according to the present invention includes a fuel cell; a fuel supply system for supplying a fuel gas to the fuel cell; an injector which drives a valve body with an electromagnetic driving force in a predetermined driving period to detach the valve body from a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100239936 - Fuel cell system and method of operating the same: A fuel cell system, which can supply a stable flow rate of fuel to a fuel cell stack is disclosed. The fuel cell system may include a fuel cell stack for generating electricity by an electrochemical reaction of a fuel and an oxidizing agent, a fuel supply unit for supplying... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100239937 - Crack free sofc electrolyte: A solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) stack includes a plurality of SOFCs, and a plurality of interconnects, each interconnect containing a conductive perovskite layer on an air side of the interconnect. The stack in internally manifolded for fuel and the conductive perovskite layer on each interconnect is not exposed in... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100239938 - Joint-free integrated fuel cell architecture: A fuel cell element including an assembly of a membrane, a first electrode, and a second electrode, and a mechanism holding the assembly together, which forms a peripheral support thereof and that includes an electrical connection and a mechanism for circulation of fluid and for supply of the fluid into... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100239939 - Tube-type fuel cell: A tube-type fuel cell according to the present invention is such that, in a tube-type fuel cell comprising: a tube-shaped single cell 1 being completed by putting an inside electricity collector 11, a first catalytic electrode layer 12, an electrolytic membrane 13, a second catalytic electrode layer 14 and an... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100239940 - System and method for manufacturing fuel cell stacks: A method of manufacturing a fuel cell stack is provided. The method provides forming an inspectable preassembly of multiple fuel cell assemblies that may be termed a pseudostack. Each fuel cell in the pseudostack has permanent electrical interconnections and sealing connections on only one of the two electrodes, namely an... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100239941 - Ceiling device for a fuel cell arrangement: The invention relates to a sealing device for a fuel cell arrangement having a plurality of fuel cells combined to form a fuel cell stack (10), said fuel cells being permeable by the gas flows converted in the fuel cells transversely to the longitudinal direction of the fuel cell stack... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100239942 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell equipped with at least an air electrode side power collector layer, an air electrode catalyst layer, a polymer electrolyte membrane, a fuel electrode catalyst layer and a fuel electrode side power collector layer and provided with a porous body layer having a porous body at a liquid... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100239944 - Solid polymer electrolyte membrane, method for production of solid polymer electrolyte membrane, and fuel cell: Disclosed is a method for producing a solid polymer electrolyte membrane, which is characterized by: irradiating a fluorine-containing resin or a hydrocarbon resin with a radioactive ray to co-graft-polymerize both of a radical-polymerizable monomer having an ion-exchangeable functional group or capable of introducing an ion-exchangeable functional group and a radical-polymerizable... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100239943 - Solid polymer fuel cell: It is an object of this invention to provide a solid polymer fuel cell using alcohol fuel which is capable of controlling fuel supply with a simple configuration and realizing excellent power generation characteristics and storage characteristics. The fuel cell of this invention includes a power generation portion (2) at... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen

20100239949 - Cell for fuel cell, method for producing the same, and gas channel structure for fuel cell: A cell for a fuel cell, comprising a membrane electrode assembly, expanded moldings that are laminated to both surfaces of the membrane electrode assembly and form gas channels, and separators that are laminated to the gas channel structures and separate the gases between adjacent cells, wherein each of the expanded... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100239947 - Condensed ring-containing polymer electrolyte and application thereof: (in the formula, A-ring and B-ring each independently represent an optionally-substituted aromatic hydrocarbon ring or an optionally-substituted heterocyclic ring; X1 and X2 each independently represent —CO—, —SO— or —SO2—; n and m each independently represent 0, 1 or 2, and n+m is not less than 1; when n is 2,... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100239948 - Fuel cell socket and fuel cell using same: A fuel cell socket (4) to which a nozzle (8) of a fuel cartridge is removably connected includes a socket body (32) having a nozzle inserting port (31) into which the nozzle (8) is inserted; a valve mechanism housed in the socket body (32); an elastic holder (39) arranged in... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100239945 - Membrane electrode assembly and polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell: A membrane electrode assembly according to the invention includes a solid polymer electrolyte membrane and an electrode joined to each of two sides of the solid polymer electrolyte membrane. The solid polymer electrolyte membrane is such that some or all of the protons included in the entire solid polymer electrolyte... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100239946 - Solid electrolyte membrane, method and apparatus for producing the same, membrane electrode assembly and fuel cell: A dope (24) containing a solvent and a precursor of a solid electrolyte is cast onto a belt (94) to form a casting membrane (61). The casting membrane (61) is immersed in a contact liquid (100) in a liquid bath (83) and peeled as a wet precursor membrane (67) from... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100239950 - Catalyst layer-supporting substrate, method of producing the same and fuel cell: A catalyst layer-supporting substrate includes a substrate and a catalyst layer. The catalyst layer includes a catalyst material and pores. The catalyst layer is formed on the substrate. The catalyst material has a layer or wire shape. A half-value width of a main peak of the catalyst material, as determined... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100239951 - Fuel cell comprising oxygen electrode with surface nanostructure: An oxygen electrode used in the fuel cell and includes a plurality of carbon particles, a carbon thin-film, and surface nanostructure. The carbon particles are bonded to one another with the carbon thin-film, and the surface nanostructure is formed on the surface of the carbon thin-film. The surface nanostructure comprises... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100239952 - Ionic electrolyte membrane structure, method for its production and solid oxide fuel cell making use of ionic electrolyte membrane structure: To provide an ionic electrolyte membrane structure that enables contact between the air pole and the fuel pole in which structure an edge face of the interface between an ion conducting layer and an ion non-conducting layer stands bare on a plane, an ionic electrolyte membrane structure which transmits ions... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

20100239953 - Gas diffusion unit for a fuel cell: Gas diffusion unit (1) for a fuel cell (2), comprising at least dihedral gas diffusion layers (3, 4) which are provided with seals (5), wherein the seals (5) are fastened on a substrate (6), wherein the substrate (6) connects the gas diffusion layers (3, 4) to one another in an... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100239954 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell includes a separator having circular disks. On a surface of each of the circular disks, a fuel gas channel is provided for supplying a fuel gas to an anode. The fuel gas channel includes ring shaped grooves and ridges provided alternately, wherein the width of the ring... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100239955 - Fuel supply system: A fuel supply system includes a holder, a first connector, a second connector, and a connecting pipe. The holder has a device holder part on which an electronic device is to be mounted. The first connector is provided at the device holder part. The second connector is connected to a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100239957 - Separator for fuel cell and fuel cell: A separator has a concavo-convex structure formed in mutually reversed shapes on two opposite sides thereof to define flow paths of different fluids on the respective two sides. The concavo-convex structure includes multiple first projections formed and protruded on one side of the two opposite sides and arranged at intervals... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100239956 - Unit for a fuel cell system, and a fuel cell system: A flow unit such as may be provided as a recirculation device for an anode circuit of a fuel cell system has at least one moving element by which a two-phase flow with a liquid phase can be conveyed. At least one separator is arranged in or adjacent to the... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100239958 - Hydrophilic/hydrophobic patterned surfaces and methods of making and using the same: One embodiment includes a substrate having a plurality of molecular chains, each chain comprising a hydrophilic group, a hydrophobic segment, and a reversible crosslinker.... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising Ethington P.C.

20100239961 - High temperature gas seals: A flexible seal for use in a solid oxide fuel cell stack is formed from a fibre matrix with a plurality of solid particles through tape casting method. The fibres and particles are preferably ceramic and may be formed from alumina or zirconia. The seal may be formed by forming... Agent: Edward Yoo C/o Bennett Jones

20100239959 - Method for preparation of the solid oxide fuel cell single cell: There are disclosed a method for preparation of the solid oxide fuel cell single cell and a single cell with nano (micro) meso porous cathode electrode that are operational from 723 to 1073 K. The cathode electrode of the single cell possesses very large surface area (10-500 m2 g−1) with... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20100239960 - Production method for fuel cell separator: The present invention provides a production method for fuel cell separator, including: preparing a material plate made of stainless steel; press forming the material plate, so that the material plate has a cross section having a concavo-convex shape; and plating only convex of the concavo-convex shape of the material plate... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

  
09/16/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100233518 - High energy-density radioisotope micro power sources: A method of constructing a solid-state energy-density micro radioisotope power source device. In such embodiments, the method comprises depositing the pre-voltaic semiconductor composition, comprising a semiconductor material and a radioisotope material, into a micro chamber formed within a power source device body. The method additionally includes heating the body to... Agent: Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi, L.c.

20100233520 - Battery: Provided is a battery capable of providing both fixing durability of a protective film during normal use and peeling easiness of the protective film during operation of a safety valve. A lithium ion secondary battery (100) includes a protective film (140) fixed to a battery case (110) while covering a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100233519 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery configured to stably and easily interrupt a current includes: an electrode assembly including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator between the positive electrode and the negative electrode; a case containing the electrode assembly therein and having a first opening at one end thereof; and... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100233521 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery according to an embodiment of the present invention includes an electrode assembly, a case, electrode terminals, a cap plate, and current collecting plates. The electrode assembly includes a first electrode, a separator, and a second electrode. The case contains the electrode assembly. The electrode terminals are electrically... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100233522 - Battery connector and holding structure for battery: A battery connector for a portable electronic device comprises a seat body and a plurality of elastic pins, the seat body includes a first plate and a second plate perpendicularly formed a side of the first plate, the first plate and the second plate cooperatively enclosing a plurality of assembly... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100233523 - Heat resisting ultrafine fibrous separator and secondary battery using the same: A heat-resisting ultrafine fibrous separator of the present invention is prepared by an electrospinning process, formed of ultrafine fibers of heat-resisting polymer resin having a melting point more than 1800 C or not having the melting point, or ultrafine fibers of polymer resin capable of swelling in an electrolyte, together... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100233526 - Battery: The metal foil of the positive electrode 1a or the negative electrode 1b in the power generating element 1 is connected along the connecting plate portion 2b which is folded, twisted, and provided in a protruding condition from the main portion 2a of the current-collector connector 2; hence the shape... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20100233524 - Cylindrical non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A cylindrical non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery of the invention includes: an approximately columnar electrode group having a strip-shaped positive electrode including a positive electrode material mixture layer formed on a positive electrode current collector and a strip-shaped negative electrode including a negative electrode material mixture layer formed on a negative... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100233525 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: The nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a rolled electrode assembly 14E formed by rolling a positive electrode plate 11 and a negative electrode plate 12 with a separator 13 interposed therebetween, the separator 13 is fixed on the outermost periphery of the rolled electrode assembly 14E with an adhesive tape... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100233527 - Battery terminal: A battery terminal including a fastener shaft and a non-parallel slot, which when compressed by the use of a fastener such as a rivet, creates an autogenous spring force in a direction outward from the slot. When an electrode assembly is attached to the battery terminal, the autogenous spring force... Agent: Design Ip, P.C.

20100233528 - Rechargeable battery: A battery includes a case housing an electrode assembly, the case having an opening for receiving the electrode assembly, a cap plate combined with the opening so as to close the case, a first insulator on an outer surface of the cap plate, an electrode terminal electrically connected to the... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20100233529 - Sealed battery and method for manufacturing the same: The sealed battery includes a sealing plate 13 sealing a mouth of an outer can, an external terminal 16 attached to the sealing plate 13 and having a connecting terminal 23, and a current interruption mechanism 18 interrupting current in response to pressure increase in the outer can that is... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100233530 - battery and battery enveloping assembly convenient for assembly: A battery enveloping assembly and a battery incorporating such an enveloping assembly are disclosed. The enveloping assembly comprises an explosion-proof assembly and an enveloping plate. A casing extends downwardly from the enveloping plate. An external surface of the enveloping plate is provided with a connection portion protruding outwardly relative to... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100233532 - Composition for battery: A composition for a battery containing an electroconductive assistant improves battery performance of a battery produced using this composition as a result of achieving dispersion stabilization without inhibiting electroconductivity of the electroconductive assistant. The invention provides a composition for a battery comprising at least one type of dispersant selected from... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100233531 - Electrolyte composition and photoelectric conversion element incorporating the same: An electrolyte composition includes an ionic liquid and a solvent, wherein the solvent contains a material made of at least one of sulfolane and derivatives thereof, and a content of the material is 5 to 40 mass % of the total content of the electrolyte composition.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100233533 - Alkaline cell with performance enhancing additives: Alkaline electrochemical cells having extended service life and acceptable gassing and corrosion properties are disclosed. An amphoteric surfactant can be incorporated into the gelled anode mixture of an alkaline electrochemical cell, optionally with an organic phosphate ester surfactant or a sulfonic acid type organic surfactant or both. Zinc particles having... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27860) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100233535 - Electrode plate for rechargeable battery and method for fabricating the same: An electrode plate of a rechargeable battery that is capable of preventing wastage of a base film and preventing an active material layer from being irregularly formed and a method for fabricating the same is disclosed. The electrode plate is fabricated by continuously coating the active material layer lengthwise along... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20100233534 - Rechargeable battery, anode, and current collector: A rechargeable battery including a cathode and an anode each capable of inserting and extracting an electrode reaction material, and including an electrolyte, in which the anode includes an anode current collector which is formed by including a current collector body. The anode current collector is provided thereon with an... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100233536 - Safety apparatus using high power battery: Disclosed is a safety apparatus for responding to a battery short-circuit, and more particularly a safety apparatus for use in the event of a short-circuited of a high power battery, in which a PTC function is integrated into a tab of a high power battery. The safety apparatus for responding... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100233537 - Triazine containing electrode materials for secondary batteries: The invention relates to a stable secondary battery utilizing as active element the oxidation and reduction cycle of a sterically hindered nitroxide radical, which is bonded to a triazine structural element. Further aspects of the invention are a method for providing such a secondary battery, the use of the respective... Agent: Basf Performance Products LLC Patent Department

20100233538 - Open porous electrically conductive nanocomposite material: Nanocomposits of conductive, nanoparticulate polymer and electronically active material, in particular PEDOT and LiFePO4, were found to be significantly better compared to bare and carbon coated LiFePO4 in carbon black and graphite filled non conducting binder. The conductive polymer containing composite outperformed the other two samples. The performance of PEDOT... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC

20100233539 - Method of etching a silicon-based material: A method is described of selectively etching a silicon substrate in small local areas in order to form columns or pillars in the etched surface. The silicon substrate is held in an etching solution of hydrogen fluoride, a silver salt and an alcohol. The inclusion of the alcohol provides a... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20100233540 - Lithium iron phosphate having olivine structure and method for preparing the same: The olivine-type lithium iron phosphate is in the form of secondary particles, thus imparting a high bulk density to lithium secondary batteries and exhibiting superior process efficiency due to shortened mixing time, when used to fabricate the lithium secondary batteries. Furthermore, the olivine-type lithium iron phosphate has the high porosity,... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100233541 - Method of manufacturing active material, active material, electrode using the same, and lithium-ion secondary battery equipped therewith: A method of manufacturing an active material having a sufficient discharge capacity at a high discharge current density, an active material obtained thereby, an electrode using the same, and a lithium-ion secondary battery equipped therewith are provided. The method of manufacturing an active material comprises a step of polymerizing a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100233542 - Active material for lithium secondary battery, lithium secondary battery, and method for producing the same: The present invention provides an active material for a lithium secondary battery with a high discharge capacity, particularly for a lithium secondary battery that can increase the discharge capacity in a potential region of 4.3 V or lower, a method for producing the same, a lithium secondary battery having a... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20100233543 - Nonaqueous secondary battery: A nonaqueous secondary battery comprising a positive electrode which has a positive electrode active material layer containing Li(LixMn2xCo1-3x)O2 wherein x represents 0<x<⅓, and a negative electrode which has a negative electrode active material layer containing Si or Sn. The amounts of the active materials are preferably such that the ratio... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100233545 - Active material, method of manufacturing active material, electrode, and lithium-ion secondary battery: The first aspect of the invention provides a method of manufacturing an active material capable of selectively synthesizing β-LiVOPO4. The method of manufacturing an active material in accordance with the first aspect comprises a hydrothermal synthesis step of heating a mixture containing a lithium source, a phosphate source, a vanadium... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100233544 - Method of manufacturing active material, active material, electrode, and lithium-ion secondary battery: The present invention provides a method of manufacturing an active material comprising both α-LiVOPO4 and β-LiVOPO4. The method of manufacturing an active material in accordance with the present invention comprises a hydrothermal synthesis step of heating a mixture containing a lithium source, a phosphate source, a vanadium source, and water... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100233546 - Nitride and carbide anode materials: Described is an anode material which is a transition metal nitride or carbide in form of nanoparticles, preferably a nitride or carbide with one nitrogen or carbon per metal, and especially a nitride or carbide having rock salt structure. A preferred anode material is vanadium nitride, in particular carbon coated... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC

20100233547 - Separator for nonaqueous electrolyte battery and nonaqueous electrolyte battery: To obtain a separator for a nonaqueous electrolyte battery that has an excellent nonaqueous electrolyte permeability into an electrode and an excellent electrolyte retentivity of the electrode and achieves a large capacity, a high energy density and a good high-temperature charge characteristic. A separator 3 used for a nonaqueous electrolyte... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100233548 - Solid-state battery and method for manufacturing of such a solid-state battery: Batteries based on solid-state electrolytes are known in the art. These (planar) energy sources, or solid-state batteries, efficiently convert chemical energy into electrical energy and can be used as the power sources for portable electronics. The invention relates to a method for manufacturing of a solid-state battery in which the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100233549 - Non-aqueous electrolyte and electrochemical device with an improved safety: Disclosed are a non-aqueous electrolyte comprising a lithium salt and a solvent, the electrolyte containing, based on the weight of the electrolyte, 1-10 wt % of a compound of Formula 1 or its decomposition product, and 1-40 wt % of an aliphatic mono-nitrile compound, as well as an electrochemical device... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100233550 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery has a positive electrode containing a positive electrode active material, a negative electrode, and a non-aqueous electrolyte solution in which an electrolyte is dissolved in a non-aqueous solvent. The positive electrode active material includes a lithium-containing transition metal oxide that releases oxygen during initial charge,... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100233551 - Ion conductor: An ion conductor includes: an inorganic porous film which includes multiple fine pores of which surfaces are bonded to multiple proton-donor functional groups; and an electrolyte material which is held in the fine pores of the inorganic porous film, and includes a cation component and an anion component. Further, a... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100233552 - Mobile generator for supplying power to the on-board power supply system from ground, especially the on-board power supply system of a parked aircraft: Where the underground electrical power supply in an airport apron area is not sufficiently powerful for temporarily parked aircraft, or even does not exist at all, a conventional diesel-powered electrodynamic generator is, inventively replaced by a mobile generator (1) having an electrochemical cell (3) as the source of the electrical... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100233553 - Recharger for hydrogen fuel cells: A recharger includes a manifold having an input to couple to a hydrogen generating module and an output port to couple to at least one rechargeable fuel cell. A vacuum pump is coupled to the manifold to evacuate the manifold. A valve is coupled to the manifold between the vacuum... Agent: Honeywell/slw Patent Services

20100233555 - Closed-loop control system for a controlled system: The invention relates to a closed-loop control system for a controlled system for specifying at least one controlling variable to the controlled system, having a primary controller, for generating the controlling variable within an interval between a maximum controlling variable barrier and a minimum controlling variable barrier. At least one... Agent: Ronald E. Greigg Greigg & Greigg P.l.l.c.

20100233556 - Fuel cell system: There is provided a fuel cell system capable of suppressing the increase of a control error of a motor. The system includes a fuel cell which generates a power by an electrochemical reaction between a fuel gas and an oxidizing gas, a motor driven by the generated power of the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100233554 - Fuel cell system and operating method thereof: A fuel cell system of the present invention includes: a polymer electrolyte fuel cell (1) including an MEA (12) having a polymer electrolyte membrane (13), an anode (16a) and a cathode (16b); a fuel gas supplying device (4) which supplies a fuel gas to the anode (16a); an oxidizing gas... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100233557 - Fuel cell system and fuel cell activation method: Whether a gas leakage occurs or not is accurately determined in a simple configuration. When receiving a request for activation of a fuel cell, a control unit opens a main shutoff valve to start hydrogen gas supply from a hydrogen tank to the fuel cell. The control unit thereafter performs... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100233558 - Method to reduce/eliminate shunt current corrosion of wet end plate in pem fuel cells: A fuel cell stack includes a first fuel cell assembly and a last fuel cell assembly. The first fuel cell assembly includes a first end plate assembly, which has a first end plate cooling channel adapted to receive a coolant. The last fuel cell assembly includes a last end plate... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20100233559 - Fuel cell system for a vehicle, method for monitoring a fuel cell system: A fuel cell system for a vehicle includes a fuel cell arrangement that is coupleable to a vehicle drive as a primary load, and to a plurality of secondary loads. A control apparatus which controls the primary load and the secondary loads includes a monitoring circuit that is operable in... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100233560 - Fuel cell system: To quickly and optimally control the water condition and temperature of a fuel cell even when the fuel cell is at a low temperature and in a dry state. If it is determined that a fuel cell is in a dry state and is determined that the fuel cell is... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100233561 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a cell stack body formed by stacking fuel cells on top of each other, end plates arranged at ends in the cell stacking direction of the cell stack body, and a fluid regulation device mounted in a flow path connected to the cell stack body... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100233562 - Gas detection system, vehicle, and checkup method for gas detection system: A gas detection system functions to detect a specific gas present in a certain space. The gas detection system includes a gas concentration detector arranged to detect concentration of the specific gas as a gas concentration. The gas detection system also has a determination module configured to determine whether the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100233563 - Fuel cell system: The present application provides a technique prevents a regulator arranged on a gas supplying path that supplies gas to a fuel cell installed in a fuel cell system from functioning erroneously, by controlling the pressure increase within the upper stream side of the regulator. The fuel cell system includes a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100233564 - Fuel cell stack including non-fuel cell cassette: A fuel cell stack is disclosed including a non-fuel cell cassette having temperature sensing elements disposed therein. The temperature sensing elements are disposed in one or more void spaces in the non-fuel cell cassette, which void spaces are connected to openings in the side of the non-fuel cell cassette for... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc

20100233565 - Stack seal interface adapter: A fuel cell system comprises a first fuel cell stack having a first end plate, wherein the first end plate has a first opening, and a fuel cell component having a second opening. An adapter connects the first opening in the first end plate and the second opening in the... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100233566 - Fuel cell and fuel cell system: A fuel cell includes a cell stack in which a plurality of unit cells each including a membrane electrode assembly with an anode electrode and a cathode electrode, and an anode flow plate connected to the anode electrode, and a gap portion which supplies oxygen amount greater than or equal... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100233567 - Fuel cell stack: A solid oxide fuel cell stack obtainable by a process comprising the use of a glass sealant with composition 50-70 wt % SiO2, 0-20 wt % Al2O3, 10-50 wt % CaO, 0-10 wt % MgO, 0-6 wt % (Na2O+K2O), 0-10 wt % B2O3, and 0-5 wt % of functional elements... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100233568 - Gas diffusion electrode, method for manufacturing the same and membrane electrode assembly: A porous gas diffusion electrode provided on a polymer electrolyte such that a gas can be introduced, for a polymer electrolyte fuel cell, includes a carbon fiber, and an electric conductive polymer and a thermoset resin that bond the carbon fibers to each other.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100233570 - Electrode layer of fuel cell and method of fabricating the same: An electrode of an electrochemical cell and a method for fabricating the same is provided. The electrode is prepared by depositing ionomers to the catalyst layer of an electronic conductive layer, e.g. catalysts-coated carbon cloths. The ionomers are controllably deposited into the catalyst layer by applying a voltage. As a... Agent: J C Patents

20100233569 - Electrolyte multilayer membrane for solid polymer fuel cell, membrane-electrode assembly, and fuel cell: A multilayer electrolyte membrane for polymer electrolyte fuel cells, consisting of a laminate of at least two polymer electrolyte membranes at least one of which membranes comprises a block copolymer (I) which comprises, as its constituents, a polymer block (A) having as a main unit an aromatic vinyl compound unit... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100233572 - Fuel cell: The present invention relates to a fuel cell including: a membrane electrode assembly 10 having an electrolyte membrane 17 sandwiched by a fuel electrode 13 and an air electrode 16; a fuel supply part 43 disposed on the fuel electrode side of the membrane electrode assembly to supply a fuel... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100233573 - Method of fabricating electrode catalyst layers with directionally oriented carbon support for proton exchange membrane fuel cell: A membrane electrode assembly (MEA) of the invention comprises an anode and a cathode and a proton conductive membrane therebetween, the anode and the cathode each comprising a patterned sheet of longitudinally aligned transition metal-containing carbon nanotubes, wherein the carbon nanotubes are in contact with and are aligned generally perpendicular... Agent: Olson & Cepuritis, Ltd.

20100233571 - Reinforced electrolyte membrane for fuel cell, method for producing the membrane, membrane-electrode assembly for fuel cell, and polymer electrolyte fuel cell comprising the assembly: A reinforced electrolyte membrane for a fuel cell wherein the electrolyte membrane is reinforced with a porous membrane and a radical scavenger is immobilized in the porous membrane. The reinforced electrolyte membrane for a fuel cell is a solid polymer electrolyte membrane suppressing the radical scavenger from leaking outside of... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100233574 - Method for producing electrode material for fuel cell, electrode material for fuel cell,and fuel cell using the electrode material for fuel cell: Disclosed is a method for producing an electrode material for fuel cells, which electrode material has excellent electrochemical catalytic activity and uses a non-carbon conductive oxide carrier having high durability. Specifically disclosed is a method for producing an electrode material for fuel cells, which comprises the following steps. (1) A... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100233576 - Interconnector for a high-temperature solid electrolyte fuel cell, method of producing a fuel cell, and high-temperature solid electrolyte fuel cell: An interconnector, or bipolar plate, for a high-temperature solid electrolyte fuel cell is composed of a sintered chromium alloy which has sintering pores and contains >90% by weight of Cr, from 3 to 8% by weight of Fe and optionally from 0.001 to 2% by weight of at least one... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100233575 - Quaternary ammonium compounds and their uses: According to the invention there is provided a method of conduction including the steps of providing a quaternary ammonium compound, and causing the quaternary ammonium compound to conduct ionically.... Agent: King & Schickli, PLLC

20100233577 - Nano-material catalyst device: A catalyst member comprising a blended mixture of nano-scale metal particles compressed with larger metal particles and sintered to form a structurally stable member of any desired shape. The catalyst member can be used in one of many different applications; for example, as an electrode in a fuel cell or... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100233578 - Process for the electrochemical catalysts of fuel cells based on polymer electrolytes: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of electrochemical catalysts of the polymer electrolytes-based fuel cells. With the process of the present invention, high catalyst activity while uniformly supporting a large amount of metal particles on a surface of a support can be achieved. Also, the present... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100233579 - Zirconium oxide and method for the production thereof: The invention relates to a pulverulent zirconium oxide containing metal oxides from the group consisting of scandium, yttrium, rare earths and mixtures thereof, processes for producing them and their use in fuel cells, in particular for the production of electrolyte substrates for ceramic fuel cells.... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP

20100233580 - Fluororubber composition for cell seals of fuel cells: It is an object of the present invention to provide a fluororubber composition for cell seals of fuel cells, which can improve quality, productivity, etc. of a cell seal of a fuel cell by crosslinking a burr formed by an air vent area in the molding process for producing a... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100233582 - Fuel cartridge for fuel cells: Liquid fuel received in a container can be injected manually in a safe, easy and convenient manner. In a fuel cell cartridge for fuel cells in which at a port portion (14) of the container (10) in which the liquid fuel is received, there is provided a plug (30P) that... Agent: Burr & Brown

20100233583 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system of the present invention includes a fixing unit that fixes or releases hydrazine; a releasing liquid supplying unit that supplies a water-based releasing liquid for releasing hydrazine fixed in the fixing unit to the fixing unit; a fuel cell to which hydrazine released in the fixing... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20100233581 - Fuel cell system and method of diagnosing on-off valve: A fuel cell system having a fuel cell, a fuel supply flow path for allowing a fuel gas supplied from a fuel supply source to flow to the fuel cell, an on-off valve for regulating the state of the gas on the upstream side of the fuel supply flow path... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100233584 - Separator for use in fuel cell and manufacturing method therefor: A separator for use in a fuel cell has an iron-based hydrous oxide film formed on a passive film of a peripheral surface except a gas channel of a separator substrates of SUS by cathodic electrolysis treatment in an alkaline solution and further a resin layer of an electrodeposited water-soluble... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100233585 - Nanowire-based membrane electrode assemblies for fuel cells: The present invention discloses nanowires for use in a fuel cell comprising a metal catalyst deposited on a surface of the nanowires. A membrane electrode assembly for a fuel cell is disclosed which generally comprises a proton exchange membrane, an anode electrode, and a cathode electrode, wherein at least one... Agent: Nanosys Inc.

20100233587 - Titanium electrode material and surface treatment method of titanium electrode material: It is an object of the present invention to provide a titanium electrode material which is low in cost and is excellent in electric conductivity, corrosion resistance and hydrogen absorption resistance, and a surface treatment method of a titanium electrode material. A titanium electrode material includes: on the surface of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100233586 - Tube-type fuel cell: The tube-type single cell 1 according to the present invention for fuel cell is characterized in that, in a tube-type single cell 1 for fuel cell, the tube-type single cell 1 being formed by putting an inside electricity collector 11, a first catalytic electrode layer 12, an electrolytic layer 13,... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

  
09/09/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100227203 - Device comprising a new cathode and method for generating electrical energy with use thereof: A first embodiment is disclosed, relating to a device including an anode and a cathode. The anode and cathode are placed in a separate anode and cathode compartment. In at least one embodiment of the device, electron transfer takes place from the cathode to a terminal electron acceptor via a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100227204 - Concentration cell energy storage device: A method and apparatus for the accumulation and storage of energy in electrically reversible manner wherein a two chamber electrochemical cell(a single one or part of an array of such cells) has an electrolyte of common specie solutions in the multi-chambers associated with cell electrodes and application of voltage to... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP

20100227205 - Rechargeable battery and module thereof: A rechargeable battery adapted to prevent or reduce overcharge. A rechargeable battery includes a case containing an electrode assembly; a cap plate coupled to the case and sealing an opening of the case; a first electrode terminal connected to a first electrode of the electrode assembly and electrically connected to... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100227206 - Single point battery watering system including battery refill valves incorporating flame arrestors: The present invention is directed to a refill valve for use in single point battery watering systems for refilling wet cell batteries. The refill valve comprises a porous internal flame arrestor that is in the path of the liquid. Such a design is advantageous because it prevents the internal propagation... Agent: Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

20100227208 - Electrochemical cell having quasi-bipolar structure: Provided is an electrochemical cell having a quasi-bipolar structure, particularly, a case of the electrochemical cell in which an electrode assembly is accommodated. A reliable electrolyte isolation barrier wall is disposed between the case and the electrode assembly, and an electric connection part constructed using the case is provided for... Agent: Ampacc Law Group

20100227209 - Electrochemical cell having quasi-bipolar structure: An electrolyte injection hole is formed in a current collector extension part between negative and positive active material layers of a quasi-bipolar electrode, and another electrolyte injection hole corresponding to the electrolyte injection hole of the quasi-bipolar electrode is formed in a sidewall of a hollow core around which the... Agent: Ampacc Law Group

20100227207 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery having a high negative electrode energy density, good safety and high discharge characteristics is provided without damaging manufacturing facilities. The non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a porous heat-resistant layer interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100227210 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and method for manufacturing the same: According to the present invention, in a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery 1 that includes a flat wound electrode group 2 and a battery case 9, the electrode group 2 including a positive electrode 5, a negative electrode 6, a separator 7 and a porous insulating layer 8, at least one... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100227211 - High durability lithium-ion cells: A rechargeable battery and a method of fabricating which includes stacking a plurality of electrode pages having an uncoated portion between portions coated with an active electrode material. The electrode pages are arranged in a stack and an overall current collector is connected at the uncoated portion in order to... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

20100227212 - Rechargeable battery and rechargeable battery module: A rechargeable battery and rechargeable battery module, the rechargeable battery including a case housing an electrode assembly, a cap plate sealing the case, at least one first insulator disposed on an outer surface of the cap plate, a pair of electrode terminals penetrating the cap plate and the first insulator,... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20100227213 - Packing material for battery case and battery case: A battery case material includes a biaxially stretched polyamide film layer as an outer layer, a thermoplastic resin unstretched film layer as an inner layer, and an aluminum foil layer interposed between the two film layers. As the biaxially stretched polyamide film, a biaxially stretched polyamide film having a density... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100227214 - Thin film battery with protective packaging: A battery comprises a substrate comprising a first surface comprising a first battery cell having a first non-contact surface, a pliable dielectric abutting the first non-contact surface, the pliable dielectric comprising a peripheral edge, and a first cap about the pliable dielectric.... Agent: Ashok K. Janah

20100227215 - Rechargeable battery: A battery including: a case having a case region extendable along a first direction; an electrode assembly housed within the case and including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator between the first electrode and the second electrode, the first electrode including a first uncoated region at a... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100227217 - Battery: The present invention provides a battery including: a battery case having a bottom, a side wall, and an upper opening; an electrode assembly; an electrolyte; and a sealing plate covering the upper opening of the battery case accommodating the electrode assembly and the electrolyte, the electrode assembly including a positive... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100227216 - Lithium ion rechargeable cell: A lithium ion rechargeable cell that is constructed by the steps of forming a cell unit (1) by packing an electrode group (10), in which plate-like positive and negative electrodes (12 and 14) and a plate-like separator (16) are superposed in layers, in a cell case (20) and sealing the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100227219 - Non-aqueous electrolyte and lithium secondary battery comprising same: An electrolyte for a lithium secondary battery includes lithium salts, a non-aqueous organic solvent, and additive compounds, which initiates decomposition at 4V to 5V and show a constant current maintenance plateau region of more than or equal to 0.5V at measurement of LSV (linear sweep voltammetry). The additive compounds added... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100227218 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery wherein the non-aqueous electrolyte contains a non-aqueous solvent, a solute dissolved in the non-aqueous solvent, and hydrogenated terphenyl, the solute includes a boron-containing alkali salt and a boron-free alkali salt, the negative electrode includes a negative electrode active material comprising a randomly oriented carbon composite... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100227220 - Lithium-oxygen (air) electrochemical cells and batteries: This invention provides a lithium-oxygen or lithium-air electrochemical cell comprising a negative electrode, an electrolyte, and a porous activated positive electrode comprising lithium-rich electrocatalytic materials suitable for use in lithium-oxygen (air) cells and batteries. The activated positive electrode is produced by activating a precursor electrode formed from a material comprising... Agent: Olson & Cepuritis, Ltd.

20100227222 - Lithium-metal composite oxides and electrochemical device using the same: Disclosed is a lithium-containing metal composite oxide comprising paramagnetic and diamagnetic metals, which satisfies any one of the following conditions: (a) the ratio of intensity between a main peak of 0±10 ppm (Io PPm) and a main peak of 240±140 ppm (I240 pPm), Uoppm/124o PPm), is less than 0.117·Z wherein... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100227221 - Preparation method of lithium-metal composite oxides: Disclosed is a method for preparing a lithium-metal composite oxide, the method comprising the steps of: (a) mixing an aqueous solution of one or more transition metal-containing precursor compounds with an alkalifying agent and a lithium precursor compound to precipitate hydroxides of the transition metals; (b) mixing the mixture of... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100227223 - Method for production of porous film, porous film, separator for non-aqueous electrolyte battery, and non-aqueous electrolyte battery using the separator: The method for producing a porous film of the present invention includes producing a stretched film by stretching a resin sheet containing at least polyolefin, and then irradiating the stretched film with a vacuum ultraviolet ray. The separator for a non-aqueous electrolyte battery of the present invention is composed of... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20100227224 - High performance sulfur-based dry polymer electrodes: A sulfur-based cathode for use in an electrochemical cell is disclosed. An exemplary sulfur-based cathode is coupled with a solid polymer electrolyte instead of a conventional liquid electrolyte. The dry, solid polymer electrolyte acts as a diffusion barrier for the sulfur, thus preventing the sulfur capacity fade that occurs in... Agent: Seeo, Inc.

20100227227 - Electrolyte for rechargeable lithium battery and rechargeable lithium battery comprising same: Disclosed is an electrolyte for a rechargeable lithium battery including: a first additive having an oxidation potential of 4.1 to 4.6V; a second additive having an oxidation potential of 4.4 to 5.0V; a non-aqueous organic solvent; and a lithium salt.... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100227226 - Nonaqueous electrolyte and lithium secondary battery employing the same: A nonaqueous electrolyte which contains a nonaqueous organic solvent and a lithium salt dissolved therein is provided. Also provided is a lithium secondary battery employing the nonaqueous electrolyte.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100227225 - Solvent composition and electrochemical device: To provide a solvent composition that exhibits non-volatility, non-flammability, thermal stability, chemical stability and high ion conductivity, is excellent in high rate charge/discharge characteristics, is free from the drop of performance at low temperatures and can function as a non-aqueous electrolyte in electrochemical devices. Solvent composition comprising an ionic liquid... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100227228 - Power storage device: The present invention relates to a power storage device including: a positive electrode having a positive-electrode current collector, a positive-electrode active material with a plurality of first projections on the positive-electrode current collector, and a first insulator on an end of each of the plurality of first projections; a negative... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100227229 - Solid acid, method for preparing the solid acid, and method for desulfurizing hydrocarbon oil using the soild acid as desulfurizing agent: [Means for Solving Problems] A solid acid comprising 20 to 99.9% by mass of aluminum oxide and 0.10 to 3.00% by mass of sulfur and having a specific surface area of not less than 150 m2/g and a pore volume of not less than 0.35 ml/g, and an I1540/I1450 ratio... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100227230 - Anode water separator for a fuel cell system: An anode reactant recycling system for a fuel cell is disclosed, the system including a hollow main body, a bleed conduit, an injector, a water separator, and a hydrophilic porous media. The anode reactant recycling system for a fuel cell is adapted to minimize a required number of components, eliminate... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20100227231 - Fuel cell apparatus: A method of operating a fuel cell apparatus (1), which fuel cell apparatus comprises a fuel cell unit (2), the fuel cells of which enclose an anode (3) and a cathode (4) and an electrolyte (5) there between, a fuel channel (7) for conveying fuel to the anode (3), and... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100227232 - Initiating a reaction between hydrogen peroxide and an organic compound: m

20100227233 - Fuel cell module: A fuel cell module includes a fuel cell stack, a heat exchanger, an evaporator, a reformer, and a combustor for at least heating any of the fuel cell stack, the heat exchanger, the evaporator, and the reformer. The fuel cell module is surrounded by an inner heat insulating layer and... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100227234 - Internally reforming fuel cell assembly with staged fuel flow and selective catalyst loading for improved temperature uniformity and efficiency: A fuel cell assembly including a fuel reforming unit for reforming a fuel supply for a series of fuel cells constituting a fuel cell stack. The reformed fuel supply is routed first to the anode of the fuel cell most adjacent the reforming unit, and thereafter to a manifold external... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman, P.c John J Torrente

20100227235 - Reformer and indirect internal reforming high temperature fuel cell: To provide a reformer that uses a relatively inexpensive granular catalyst and can provide a more uniform temperature distribution in a catalyst bed while suppressing increase in the size of the reformer and the required power and size of an auxiliary machine, and a more compact indirect internal reforming high... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100227236 - intelligent system for the dynamic modeling and operation of fuel cells: A system and method for controlling an output of a dynamic fuel cell is provided. A dynamic fuel cell has a membrane wherein a dimension of the membrane is variable during operation of the dynamic fuel cell in response to a control signal from an intelligent controller. By varying the... Agent: Smart & Biggar

20100227237 - Fuel cell system, control method therefor, and movable object: The oxidizing gas supply is stopped during the catalyst activation treatment, and the output voltage of the fuel cell is linearly decreased toward the reduction target voltage. Once the interruption condition of the activation treatment has been satisfied, a voltage command value of the converter is returned to a standby... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100227238 - Fuel cell system and water discharge control method for the system: There is disclosed a fuel cell system including a fuel cell, a water discharge channel through which a water content discharged from this fuel cell flows, and a water discharge valve which discharges, from the system, the water content in this water discharge channel, and the fuel cell system further... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100227239 - Method and apparatus for operating a fuel cell in combination with an absorption chiller: A standard phosphoric acid fuel cell power plant (11) has its heat exchanger (29) removed such that a higher temperature coolant flow can be directed from the system to the generator (37) of an absorption chiller (34). In one embodiment, the higher temperature coolant may flow directly from the fuel... Agent: Marjama Muldoon Blasiak & Sullivan LLP

20100227240 - Fuel cell system: The theme of the present invention is a fuel cell system capable of avoiding a disadvantage caused by the maintaining of a low-efficiency operation to improve the safety of a system operation. The fuel cell system is configured to perform the low-efficiency operation having a large power loss as compared... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100227241 - Pressure regulating valve, fuel cell system using same, and hydrogen generating facility: A pressure regulating valve comprises a first pressure deformation part (120) receiving the pressure on the fuel demand side and deformable and a second pressure deformation part (130) so installed as to face the first pressure deformation part (120), receiving a predetermined pressure, and deformable. A first flow passage (140),... Agent: Bruce L Adams Adams Wilks

20100227242 - Fuel cell system, and operation method for fuel cell: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell that includes a solid polymer electrolyte membrane and an anode catalyst layer having a water-electrolytic catalyst, a movement portion that moves water from an oxygen electrode of the fuel cell to a side of a fuel electrode, a water content detection portion... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100227243 - Fuel cell stack with metal separators: A single cell structure used in a fuel cell stack with metal separators, the single cell structure comprising: a cathode gas diffusion layer; an anode gas diffusion layer; a membrane electrode assembly, disposed between the cathode gas diffusion layer and the anode gas diffusion layer; a pair of first separators... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100227244 - Membrane-electrode assembly for fuel cell and fuel cell stack with the same: A membrane-electrode assembly (MEA) for a fuel cell includes a fuel cell electrolyte membrane, an anode disposed at a first side of the electrolyte membrane, and a cathode disposed at a second side of the electrolyte membrane, wherein the cathode has a thickness and an area, the cathode area extending... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20100227247 - Nanocapillary networks and methods of forming same: A method for forming a nanocapillary network comprises dissolving a polyelectrolyte in a solvent to form a solution; electrospinning the solution to extract polyelectrolyte fibers; and organizing the polyelectrolyte fibers into a network. The method can further comprise processing the network to increase the density of the polyelectrolyte fibers in... Agent: Ulmer & Berne LLP Attn: Diane Bell

20100227246 - Plate member for fuel cell, manufacturing method of the plate member, and fuel cell: There is disclosed a plate member for a fuel cell which is laminated together with a membrane-electrode assembly to constitute a fuel cell having cells and is provided with a channel forming portion which forms a fluid channel to supply and discharge a fluid to/from the membrane-electrode assembly and/or the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100227245 - Solid electrolyte fuel cell and operating method thereof: A solid electrolyte fuel cell having a long service life, comprising a power generating cell (4) having a fuel electrode (3) laminated on one surface of a solid electrolyte (1) and an air electrode (2) laminated on the other surface, an air electrode current collector (5) laminated in contact with... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100227251 - Catalyst layer, membrane electrode assembly, fuel cell, and method of producing the catalyst layer: Provided are a highly active catalyst layer including platinum and a metal other than platinum, a membrane electrode assembly, a fuel cell, and a method of producing the catalyst layer. A catalyst layer for a fuel cell includes a polymer electrolyte, and a catalyst structure having a dendritic shape, in... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100227248 - Membrane fuel cell with composite electrode plates: A membrane fuel cell includes a membrane electrode assembly sandwiched between two composite electrode plates. The membrane electrode assembly is sandwiched between the composite electrode plates, and includes an anode, a cathode, two catalyst layers sandwiched between the anode and the cathode, and a proton exchange membrane sandwiched between the... Agent: Jackson Intellectual Property Group PLLC

20100227249 - Production method of an electrode catalyst for a fuel cell, electrode catalyst for a fuel cell, and solid polymer fuel cell comprising the same: A method for producing an electrode catalyst for a fuel cell, including: an immersion step (step A) for immersing one or more selected from a catalyst component, a carrier of conductive particles, and a polymer electrolyte in a solvent; a catalyst loading step (step B) for loading the catalyst component... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100227252 - Proton-conducting polymer membrane comprising polymers containing phosphonic acid groups and its use in fuel cells: m

20100227250 - Rigidity & inplane electrolyte mobility enhancement for fuel cell eletrolyte membranes: Embodiments related to fuel cells and membrane-electrode assemblies for fuel cells are disclosed. In one disclosed embodiment, a membrane-electrode assembly includes a catalyzed anode material and a membrane disposed in face-sharing contact with the catalyzed anode material. The membrane comprises mutually interpenetrating first and second phases, the first phase supporting... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP

20100227253 - Catalyst, process for preparing the same, and uses of the catalyst: The present invention provides a catalyst which is not corroded in an acidic electrolyte or at a high potential, is excellent in durability and has high oxygen reduction ability. The catalyst of the present invention is characterized by including a niobium oxycarbonitride. The catalyst of the invention is also characterized... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100227254 - Decal method for transferring platinum-and platinum alloy-based catalysts with nanonetwork structures: Platinum- and platinum alloy-based catalysts with nanonetwork structures are formed on a substrate at first. Then, a support of a proton exchange membrane is taken. In the end, the catalysts are transferred to the support.... Agent: Jackson Intellectual Property Group PLLC

20100227255 - Cell module for fuel cell, method for forming cell module, and fuel cell: A cell module for a fuel cell according to embodiments of the invention includes a hollow-core electrolyte membrane; and two electrodes one of which is arranged on the inner face of the hollow-core electrolyte membrane and the other of which is arranged on the outer face of the hollow-core electrolyte... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100227256 - Fuel cell assembly: A passive fuel cell assembly, in which there is neither air pump, nor fuel pump, is comprised of a plurality of bi-cell units. Each bi-cell unit includes a first cell and a second cell, and each cell includes an electrode of a first polarity and an electrode of a second... Agent: U S Army Research Laboratory Attn: Rdrl-loc-i

20100227257 - Fuel cell separator and fuel cell including same: A separator for use in a fuel cell of the present disclosure includes: a plate; a first gas manifold hole (51) for supplying a reactant gas, formed to penetrate said plate in a thickness direction thereof; a second gas manifold hole (52) for discharging the reactant gas, formed to penetrate... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100227258 - Fuel cartridge for fuel cell and fuel cell using the same: A fuel cartridge 5 for a fuel cell includes a cartridge body 8 containing liquid fuel for the fuel cell, and a nozzle part 9 supplying the liquid fuel to a fuel cell body. The nozzle part 9 has a nozzle head 12 provided on the cartridge body 8 and... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100227259 - Fuel cell cartridge and electric apparatus having built-in fuel cell: The fuel cell cartridge including: an external casing; a fuel cell body (stack), which is accommodated in the external casing and which includes at least a fuel electrode, an oxidizer electrode, and an ion conductor; and a fuel tank for storing a fuel, wherein the external casing has a penetration... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

  
09/02/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100221584 - Battery pack with electronic monitoring device integrated in the housing cover: A battery pack for an electric power tool has a housing and a housing cover that closes off the housing. Battery cells are arranged in the housing and electrically conductingly connected to one another. An electronic circuit for monitoring operating parameters of the battery cells is provided wherein the electronic... Agent: Gudrun E. Huckett Draudt

20100221585 - Pressure-sensitive adhesive tape for battery and battery using the pressure-sensitive adhesive tape for battery: The present invention provides a pressure-sensitive adhesive tape for battery, which includes a substrate and a pressure-sensitive adhesive applied on at least one surface of the substrate, in which the pressure-sensitive adhesive is applied on a part of the substrate, and in which either one of a portion at which... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20100221586 - Thermal energy battery and method for cooling temperature sensitive components: A thermal energy battery for cooling temperature sensitive components comprises a composite of a sorbent with ammonia, water, alcohol, amine or a fluorocarbon refrigerant absorbed thereon and incorporated on a substrate material. The composite is encased in a containment material configured to rupture or otherwise release refrigerant desorbed by the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100221588 - High discharge capacity lithium battery: A lithium/iron disulfide electrochemical battery cell with a high discharge capacity. The cell has a lithium negative electrode, an iron disulfide positive electrode and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The positive electrode mixture containing the iron disulfide contains highly packed solid materials, with little space around the solid particles, to provide a... Agent: Michael C. Pophal Eveready Battery Company Inc

20100221587 - Wound-type electric storage device: A positive electrode sheet including a positive electrode mixture layer formed on one surface is provided at one of the outermost layers of an electrode sheet group, while a positive electrode sheet including a positive electrode mixture layer formed at one surface is provided at the other outermost layer of... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100221589 - Inertia enhanced latching system: An electronic device and battery are presented. The electronic device includes the battery, which has a first latch. The first latch has an arm and a hook. The arm is connected with the battery at a connected end and the hook at a free end opposed to the connected end.... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20100221591 - Battery pack for a hand-guided power tool: An exchangeable battery pack for an electric device has a housing with a first end face and a second end face opposite the first end face, wherein the first end is open. A housing cover closes off the first end face. Battery cells are disposed in the housing. Cell connectors... Agent: Gudrun E. Huckett Draudt

20100221590 - Battery pack for an electric power tool: A battery pack for an electric power tool has at least one cell arrangement with a plurality of individual battery cells that are arranged such in a predetermined total number of battery cells upright adjacent to one another for forming a cell container that cell axes of the battery cells... Agent: Gudrun E. Huckett Draudt

20100221592 - Battery pack: The invention describes a battery pack for a handheld power tool, which can be connected replaceably to a handheld power tool and has a housing, in which a single battery cell is received in the housing.... Agent: Ronald E. Greigg Greigg & Greigg P.l.l.c.

20100221593 - Battery and holding structure for same: A holding structure comprises a housing and a battery, the housing defines a receiving cavity, an end wall of the receiving cavity forms a protrusion, the other end wall defines a locking groove, a plurality of elastic pins formed on the bottom of the receiving cavity. The battery has a... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100221594 - Portable hand-guided electric device with battery pack: A hand-held electric device has a device housing with a battery pack compartment. A battery pack is disposed in the battery pack compartment. The battery pack compartment has guide elements extending in the insertion direction of the battery pack. The battery pack has a battery pack housing and guide sections... Agent: Gudrun E. Huckett Draudt

20100221595 - Method of manufacturing power storage device: The invention provides a method of manufacturing a power storage device which enables facilitation of manufacturing of the power storage device while a plurality of terminal portions are prevented from overlapping one another when viewed from a stacking direction. The method of manufacturing the power storage device including a plurality... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100221598 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and battery module: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a case, a nonaqueous electrolyte provided in the case, a positive electrode provided in the case, and a negative electrode provided in the case, the negative electrode comprising a negative electrode current collector and a negative electrode layer that is carried on the negative... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100221597 - Reversibly-activated nanostructured battery: A battery having a nanostructured battery electrode is disclosed wherein it is possible to reverse the contact of the electrolyte with the battery electrode and, thus, to return a battery to a reserve state after it has been used to generate current. In order to achieve this reversibility, the nanostructures... Agent: Hitt Gaines, PC Alcatel-lucent

20100221596 - Systems, methods of manufacture and use involving lithium and/or hydrogen for energy-storage applications: Energy storage cells, batteries and associated methods and uses are implemented in a variety of manners. Consistent with one such implementation, a lithium ion and hydrogen ion battery cell includes a first electrode configured to store energy by interacting with lithium cations. A second electrode is configured to store energy... Agent: Crawford Maunu PLLC

20100221599 - Aa cell battery: Electric power elements (positive and negative electrode mixtures 2 and 3) are included in a cylindrical battery case 1 with a base also serving as one electrode terminal (positive electrode terminal), an opening portion of the battery case 1 is sealed with an external terminal plate 7 serving as the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100221600 - Cold-rolled steel sheet and method for producing the same: A cold-rolled steel sheet having superior non-ageing properties and low planar anisotropy can be produced at low cost without decreased productivity. This cold-rolled steel sheet contains, by mass, 0.010% to 0.040% carbon, 0.02% or less silicon, 1.0% to 2.5% manganese, 0.02% or less phosphorus, 0.015% or less sulfur, 0.004% or... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20100221601 - Electrical part, nonaqueous-electrolyte cell, and lead conductor with insulating coating layer and sealed vessel each for use in these: An electrical part comprising a lead conductor and a sealed vessel including a metal layer, the lead conductor extending from the inside of the sealed vessel to the outside, wherein the lead conductor and the sealed vessel are fusion-bonded through a thermal adhesive layer at the sealing portion, and wherein... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100221602 - Method for manufacturing sealed battery and sealed battery: A method for manufacturing a sealed battery 10 includes a step of bringing into contact a collector 18 and collector receiving part 25 having hemispherical protrusions 18a and 25a, respectively, with both sides of at least one of the plurality of positive electrode substrate exposed portions 14 and the plurality... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100221603 - Lithium ion fluoride battery: The present invention provides electrochemical cells capable of good electronic performance, particularly high specific energies, useful discharge rate capabilities and good cycle life. The invention includes primary and secondary batteries having positive and negative electrodes that exchange fluoride ions with an electrolyte comprising a fluoride salt and solvent.... Agent: Greenlee Winner And Sullivan P C

20100221604 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: 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; each of k1 and... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100221605 - Additives for lithium-ion accumulators: A lithium-ion accumulator includes an anode, a cathode, a separator, and an electrolyte which is in connection with the anode and the cathode, which electrolyte includes at least one lithium salt as electrolyte salt and a solvent solubilizing the at least one lithium salt. The at least one lithium salt... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100221607 - Electrode plate for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery using the same: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery of the present invention comprises a long core member and a material mixture layer formed thereon. The electrode plate has an exposed part of the core member formed along one side which is parallel to the longitudinal direction of the core member. The material mixture... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100221606 - Energy storage device with porous electrode: A method of fabricating an energy storage device with a large surface area electrode comprises: providing an electrically conductive substrate; depositing a semiconductor layer on the electrically conductive substrate, the semiconductor layer being a first electrode; anodizing the semiconductor layer, wherein the anodization forms pores in the semiconductor layer, increasing... Agent: Applied Materials C/o Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20100221608 - Alloy powder for electrode and method for producing same: An electrode alloy powder includes a hydrogen storage alloy and magnetic material clusters. The hydrogen storage alloy contains 20 to 70 wt % of Ni. The magnetic material clusters contain metal nickel, and have an average cluster size of 8 to 10 nm. A method for producing the electrode alloy... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.

20100221609 - Positive electrode material for lithium ion secondary battery and lithium ion secondary battery using the same: This invention provides a positive electrode material having high capacity and safety, and a lithium ion secondary battery using the positive electrode material, the lithium ion secondary battery using a positive electrode active substance comprising a first transition metal oxide represented by the compositional formula: Lix1Nia1Mnb1Coc1Md1O2; a second transition metal... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100221610 - 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)

20100221611 - Electrode compositions and processes: A composition for use in an electrochemical cell is disclosed wherein the composition includes a clean metal substantially free of impurities and a layer of protective material in contact with the clean metal. Further disclosed is an electrochemical cell including a metal film comprising a clean metal substantially free of... Agent: Garrana Tran LLP

20100221612 - Electrode compositions and processes: A composition for use in an electrochemical cell is disclosed wherein the composition includes a clean metal substantially free of impurities and a layer of protective material in contact with the clean metal, wherein the protective material comprises a protective metal component, a multi-component material, a multi-layered component or a... Agent: Garrana Tran LLP

20100221613 - Coated positive electrode active material, positive electrode for nonaqueous secondary battery, nonaqueous secondary battery, and their production methods: Disclosed is a nonaqueous secondary battery (100) comprising a positive electrode (155) having a positive current collector (151) made of a metal, and a positive electrode active material (153) composed of a lithium-metal complex oxide. The surface of the positive electrode active material (153) is coated with a lithium salt... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100221614 - Solid polymer electrolytes based on triblock copolymers, especially polystyrene-poly(oxyethylene)-polystyrene: s

20100221615 - Non-aqueous secondary battery: A non-aqueous secondary battery contains a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator and a non-aqueous electrolytic solution. The positive electrode contains a layered structure lithium-containing compound oxide, or a spinel lithium-containing compound oxide containing manganese as an active material. The non-aqueous electrolytic solution contains at least one additive selected... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100221616 - Non-aqueous cell having amorphous or semi-crystalline copper manganese oxide cathode material: The present disclosure relates generally to a high capacity cathode material suitable for use in a non-aqueous electrochemical cell that comprises copper manganese oxide, which may be in amorphous or semi-crystalline form, and optionally fluorinated carbon. The present disclosure additionally relates to a non-aqueous electrochemical cell comprising such a cathode... Agent: Patent Docket Department Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100221617 - Location of a fuel cell on a mobile device: A mobile device having: a keyboard; a printed circuit board having at least one contact responsive to the keyboard; and a fuel cell assembly having: a fuel cell located between the keyboard and the printed circuit board, the fuel cell having a membrane and at least one aperture corresponding with... Agent: Moffat-rim

20100221618 - Enclosed separator unit for a gas supply of a fuel cell system: An enclosed separator unit for incorporation into a gas supply device of a fuel cell system, to separate liquid from the gas supply device, includes a separator for separating the liquid. A housing encloses the separator unit which is arranged in a gas space 21 in the housing and/or is... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100221619 - Fuel cell system: The present invention is a fuel cell system comprising: a hydrogen generator including a reformer which has a reforming catalyst and carries out a reforming reaction using the reforming catalyst to generate a hydrogen-containing gas from a raw material, a shift converter which has a shift catalyst and carries out... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100221620 - Fuel cell system and operation method thereof: A fuel cell system (100a) includes a fuel cell (11), a fuel gas supplier (16) configured to supply a fuel gas; an oxidizing gas supplier (17) configured to supply an oxidizing gas, and a controller (20), and further includes a moisture supply mechanism (27, 28, 29) configured to supply moisture... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100221622 - Operation method at the time of load increase of fuel cell system: An operation method at the time of load increase of fuel cell system includes in this order a first step of determining a target power generation amount of the fuel cell module, a second step of increasing the flow rate of the oxygen-containing gas supplied to the fuel cell module,... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100221621 - Operation method at the time of load reduction of fuel cell system: An operation method at the time of load reduction of fuel cell system includes in this order a first step of determining a target power generation amount of the fuel cell module, a second step of increasing the flow rate of the oxygen-containing gas supplied to a fuel cell module,... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100221623 - Method and apparatus for operation of a fuel cell arrangement: A method and an apparatus for operation of a fuel cell arrangement having a plurality of fuel cells which are combined to form a stack and have a common cathode input and cathode output, as well as a common anode input and anode output, and having first components which supply... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100221624 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a controller that estimates or detects an air replacement state of a fuel electrode and a hydrogen circulation path while the operation of the fuel cell system is stopped. Upon starting the fuel cell system, the controller changes the order in which the operation of... Agent: Young Basile

20100221625 - Low-porosity anode diffusion media for high concentration direct methanol fuel cells and method of making: A direct oxidation fuel cell (DOFC) having a liquid fuel and an anode electrode configured to generate power. The anode electrode includes a gas diffusion layer (GDL) and a microporous layer, such that a decrease in the porosity of the GDL achieves an increase in the power density of the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100221626 - Dual-power-supply system: A dual-power-supply system uses both a fuel cell and a chargeable secondary battery. A differential voltage adding unit adds a differential voltage between the voltage of the fuel cell and a necessary target output voltage to the voltage of the fuel cell by using the secondary battery, thereby obtaining an... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz Goodman & Chick, P.C.

20100221628 - Attachment for a fuel tank of a fuel cell powered system and electronic portable device equipped therewith: An attachment for a fuel tank of a fuel cell powered system is described. The attachment thermally conducts heat generated from an electronic component to the fuel tank. The attachment further affixes to the electronic component by a securing portion. In one aspect, the attachment is comprised in a fuel... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.

20100221629 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system including a PEFC stack in an inner space of a housing includes a sheathed heater, arranged in the inner space, for heating the inner space; the sheathed heater is placed on a bottom face side of the inner space of the housing, while a gap is... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100221627 - Heat transfer controlling mechanism and fuel cell system having the heat transfer controlling mechanism: A heat transfer controlling mechanism and a fuel cell system, which allow working fluid to flow in a predetermined direction in a loop-shaped flow path without a back flow, having a simple structure independent of the orientation during use, low power consumption, and efficient heat transfer and size reduction. The... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100221630 - Fuel cell system: In a fuel cell system, it is possible to suppress fixation of a fluid circulating device arranged in a fluid passage connected to a fuel cell main body. The fuel cell system is provided with a fuel cell stack, a system main body having respective elements for supplying a fuel... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100221631 - Fuel cell system and transportation equipment including the same: A fuel cell system for use in transportation equipment, for example, can determine an abnormality in its fuel supply device without additional detectors being provided for abnormality detection. The fuel cell system is mounted on a motorbike, and includes a cell stack which includes a plurality of fuel cells, an... Agent: Yamaha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20100221632 - Method and apparatus for forming a wetting nominal value for a fuel cell unit: In a method and apparatus for wetting a fuel cell unit on the basis of a predetermined dew point nominal value as a function of the operating state of the fuel cell unit, a corrected dew point nominal value is determined using a predetermined dew point nominal value, a component-specific... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100221633 - Fuel cell stack and fuel cell system: A fuel cell stack formed by stacking two or more fuel cell layers each constituted of one or more unit cell and a fuel cell system including the same are provided. Any two fuel cell layers adjacent to each other each have one or more gap region. At least a... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100221634 - Fuel cell and fuel cell stack: A fuel cell includes a separator having a circular disk. On one surface of the circular disk, a fuel gas channel for supplying a fuel gas to an anode is provided, and on the other surface of the circular disk, an oxygen-containing gas channel for supplying air to a cathode... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100221636 - Fuel cell and method for production thereof: The invention relates to a fuel cell which has a membrane-electrode unit comprising an ion-conducting membrane with catalyst layers which are disposed on oppositely situated surfaces of the membrane and serve as anode and cathode, and also possibly an anode-side and/or a cathode-side gas diffusion layer, the membrane-electrode unit having... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100221635 - Method of manufacturing membrane electrode assembly, method of manufacturing fuel cell, membrane electrode assembly, and fuel cell: Provided is a method of manufacturing a membrane electrode assembly including catalyst layers in both sides of a polymer electrolyte membrane, substance diffusion of the catalyst layer being improved, in which forming at least one of the catalyst layers includes at least: forming a first layer including one of a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100221638 - Adhesive for fuel cell and membrane-electrode assembly produced using the same: An adhesive suitable for solid polymer fuel cells is provided that has sufficient bond durability, so that the solid polymer electrolyte membrane and the gas diffusion layer do not separate, even with the solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell repeatedly wetting and drying, and changing in dimension. An adhesive including a... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100221637 - Film electrode assembly: Provided is a film electrode assembly which can acquire unique information on a film electrode assembly even from the film electrode assembly alone. The film electrode assembly includes: a polymer electrolyte film; a pair of catalyst electrodes formed by a fuel pole and an air pole arranged to sandwich the... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100221639 - Membrane electrode assembly, manufacturing method thereof and fuel cell: A manufacturing method of MEA of the present invention includes coating a catalyst ink for first electrode catalyst layer containing an electron conducting material loading a catalyst, a polymer electrolyte, and a solvent on a substrate to form a coated layer; removing the solvent in the coated layer to form... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20100221640 - Nickel oxide powder material for solid oxide type fuel cell and method for producing the same, and anode material, anode and solid oxide type fuel cell using the same: The nickel oxide powder material for an anode material constituting a solid oxide type fuel cell is characterized in that it is made up of a core particle (a) composed of a nickel oxide fine particle and a coating layer (b) including a zirconium hydroxide, which is formed on the... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100221642 - Fuel cell system with suction operation for an aircraft: A fuel cell system for an aircraft is stated, which fuel cell system comprises a fuel cell unit and a suction module. The suction module is used to draw oxygen through the fuel cell unit. No vacuum generators are used during cruising flight.... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100221641 - Stabilized fuel cell flow field: A fuel cell (10) includes a cathode catalyst (26) for receiving a first reactant and an anode catalyst (24) for receiving an expected amount of a second reactant. The cathode catalyst (26) and the anode catalyst (24) respectively catalyze the first reactant and the second reactant to produce an electrochemical... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.

20100221643 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system of the present invention includes a fixing unit that fixes or releases hydrazine, a fuel cell to which hydrazine released in the fixing unit is supplied as fuel, a supply line for supplying an aqueous hydrazine solution from a hydrazine supply source to the fixing unit,... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20100221644 - Fuel cell and electronic apparatus: A fuel cell is provided having excellent performance and being capable of achieving a sufficient buffer ability in a high-output operation when an enzyme is immobilized on at least one of a positive electrode and a negative electrode and of sufficiently exhibiting the ability inherent in the enzyme. A biofuel... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

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