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Chemistry: electrical current producing apparatus, product, and process October categorized by USPTO classification 10/10

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10/28/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20100273031 - Battery pack for cordless devices: A battery pack including a housing, a terminal block, a printed circuit board electrically connected to the terminal block, at least one battery cell, and a spark gap device on the printed circuit board to provide electrostatic discharge protection and disposed between the printed circuit board and the terminal block.... Agent: The Black & Decker Corporation

20100273032 - Method for removing diluent from an extrudate of a polymer solution: The invention relates to a method for removing diluent from a polymer extrudate, especially in connection with a process for producing a microporous membrane. The method involves contacting the extrudate with a second solvent in a first stage; contacting the extrudate from the first stage with a third solvent in... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100273033 - Secondary battery: Positive and negative electrode plates are respectively joined to positive and negative electrode terminals through leads. At least one of the leads joined to the positive or negative electrode plate is made of a stack of first and second metal layers. The first metal layer has a resistance higher than... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100273034 - Battery pack enclosure with controlled thermal runaway release system: A battery pack thermal management system is provided that is comprised of at least one enclosure failure port integrated into at least one wall of a battery pack enclosure, where the enclosure failure port(s) remains closed during normal operation of the battery pack, and opens during a battery pack thermal... Agent: David G. Beck Patent Law Office Of David G. Beck

20100273035 - Stacking type electrochemical cell having quasi-bipolar structure: Provided is a stacking type quasi-bipolar electrochemical cell having a reliable, easy-to-manufacture, and simple structure. The electrochemical cell includes: an electrode including a current collector, and positive and negative active material layers disposed at both sides of the current collector and spaced apart from each other with a current collector... Agent: Ampacc Law Group

20100273036 - Lithium-iron disulfide cell design with core reinforcement: A electrochemical cell design, with particular applicability to lithium-iron disulfide batteries, is disclosed. The cell includes a spirally wound electrode assembly with a central core. The core causes uniform expansion within the cathode. The core may also collapse and/or possess a cross sectional shape that differs from the cross sectional... Agent: Michael C. Pophal Eveready Battery Company Inc

20100273037 - Battery cover assembly for portable electronic device: A battery cover assembly for a portable electronic device includes a housing, a battery cover, a pivot member and two latch members. The housing forms two support stages at two sides thereof. The battery cover forms two extending portions corresponding to the support stages. Each support stage forms two protrusions.... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100273038 - Battery holder for electronic device: A battery holder includes a main body and an electrically conductive sheet. The main body defines a chamber in the main body and a latching groove in a middle portion of an inner sidewall of the chamber. The electrically conductive sheet is fixed in the chamber and divides the chamber... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100273039 - Battery holder and electronic device using the same: A battery holder includes a main body defining a chamber therein and a latching groove in a middle portion of a sidewall of the chamber, and a spring for resisting the battery. The spring includes a latching portion engaged in the latching groove to fix the spring in the main... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100273040 - Vehicular power supply system: In a vehicular power supply system, inclined portions (16c) extending obliquely upward toward the exterior from two mutually opposing side edges of a waterproof case (14) are formed on a hanger frame (16), and an upper face opening (14b) of the waterproof case (14) and an outer peripheral part of... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20100273042 - Battery assembly with temperature control device: A battery module of the present invention is adaptable to be utilized in various configurations including and not limited to an overlapping battery cell packaging configuration and a vertical stack battery cell packaging configuration used in an automotive and non-automotive applications. The battery module has a plurality of battery heatsink... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20100273041 - Temperature management system: A system for managing the temperature of a battery, the battery having a first outer surface, is provided. The system comprises a first reservoir coupled to the first outer surface of the battery, and a first phase change material thermally coupled with the first outer surface of the battery, and... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)

20100273043 - Electrochemical cell with weld points connections and energy storage assembly: An electrochemical cell with a pair of electrodes arranged as a stack of flat electrode films separated by a separator film, wherein: electrode films of each electrode are electrically connected with each other through inner electrode conductors, the inner electrode conductors of the different electrodes are arranged on opposite sides... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100273044 - High voltage modular battery with electrically-insulated cell module and interconnector peripheries:

20100273045 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and method for manufacturing the same: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery according to the present invention includes a positive electrode and a negative electrode which are capable of reversibly occluding and releasing lithium; a resin layer provided between the positive electrode and the negative electrode; a battery case accommodating the positive electrode, the negative electrode and... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100273046 - Current collecting post seal for high durability lithium-ion cells: A cover assembly for a Lithium-ion battery container to improve the durability of the battery. A high pressure injection molded polymer is combined with flanges disposed on the current collecting posts of the battery to provide an improved seal for the battery cover, especially at the interface of the cover... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

20100273047 - Sealed battery: A gasket that provides sealing between an assembled sealing member and the opening of a battery case includes a high-strength layer inside thereof. The high-strength layer is formed by using a material having a higher strength than that of a gasket body. Examples of such a material include high-strength resins... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100273048 - Nonaqueous electrolyte composition and nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A nonaqueous electrolyte composition includes: a nonaqueous solvent; an electrolyte salt; a matrix resin; a filler; and a surfactant.... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100273050 - Negative active material for lithium secondary battery and negative electrode and lithium secondary battery comprising same: A negative electrode for a lithium secondary battery of the present invention includes a negative active material including a plate-shaped carbon powder particle agglomerated in a primary structure in which the plate-shaped particle is oriented in a plane direction and laminated. Fine carbon powder particles are then agglomerated to form... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100273049 - Textile electrode and accumulator containing such an electrode: The invention relates to an electrode comprising (a) an electron collector containing one or more transition metals from the groups 4 to 12 of the Periodic Classification of the Elements, and (b) a material that is electrochemically active, present on the surface of the electron collector in the form of... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100273051 - Composite electrode and method for manufacturing the same: A composite electrode and a method for manufacturing the same are disclosed. By using a composite electrode that includes a porous support made of ceramic or metal and a conductive polymer or a metal oxide formed on a surface of the porous support, a capacitor or secondary cell that provides... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100273052 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and method for manufacturing the same: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery using electrodes including a mixture layer formed on a current collector by using an aqueous slurry is provided to enable efficient battery production, have a high adhesion strength in the electrode and enable improved battery performance. The nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode,... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100273053 - Electrochemical cell: n

20100273054 - Electrodes and electrode material for lithium electrochemical cells: An electrode and an electrode material for lithium electrochemical cells are disclosed. The electrode material is in powder form and has a particle size distribution wherein the measured particle size distribution of the electrode material has a median size D50 ranging from 1.5 μm and 3 μm, a D10≧0.5 μm,... Agent: Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP (bathium)

20100273056 - Lithium battery and method for producing the same: A lithium battery that contains a solid electrolyte but has a high capacity is provided. A lithium battery 1 includes: a positive-electrode layer 13; a negative-electrode layer 14; and a sulfide solid electrolyte layer (SE layer 15) provided between the layers 13 and 14. The lithium battery 1 has a... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20100273055 - Lithium-ion electrochemical cell: Lithium-ion electrochemical cells are provided that have high charge-discharge rates, excellent thermal stability and low irreversible capacity. The provided cells include a lithium mixed metal oxide cathode and a lithium titanate anode. The lithium mixed metal oxide cathode has cobalt as its major constituent.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100273057 - Positive electrode active material, method for manufacturing positive electrode active material and nonaqueous electrolyte battery: A positive electrode active material includes a lithium complex oxide particle, and a coating layer formed on at least a part of the surface of the lithium complex oxide particle. The lithium complex oxide particle is a lithium complex oxide particle composed mainly of nickel. The coating layer contains an... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100273058 - Negative active material for lithium secondary battery, method for preparing the same, negative electrode comprising the same, and lithium secondary battery comprising same: The present invention relates to a negative active material for a rechargeable lithium battery, a method of manufacturing the negative active material, and a rechargeable lithium battery including the negative active material. The negative active material includes a sphere-shaped first graphite particle that a first particle precursor, a flake-shaped graphite... Agent: LexyoumeIPGroup, LLC

20100273059 - Lithium primary battery and method for producing the same: The invention provides a lithium primary battery including a negative electrode 12 comprising metal lithium or a lithium alloy, a positive electrode 11 including a positive electrode active material, a separator 13 interposed between the negative electrode 12 and the positive electrode 11, and a non-aqueous electrolyte. The negative electrode... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100273060 - High-throughput solution processing of large scale graphene and device applications: A method of producing carbon macro-molecular structures includes dissolving a graphitic material in a solvent to provide a suspension of carbon-based macro-molecular structures in the solvent, and obtaining a plurality of the carbon macro-molecular structures from the suspension. The plurality of carbon macro-molecular structures obtained from the suspension each consists... Agent: Venable LLP

20100273061 - Low-inductive impedance, thermally decoupled, radii-modulated electrode core: An energy-storage device electrode core is disclosed that features relatively low-inductive impedance (and thus low equivalent series resistance (ESR)). Also disclosed is an energy-storage device electrode core that features a radii-modulated electrode core that forms extra vias to facilitate efficient heat removal away from the electrode, thus improving the performance... Agent: Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (oplf)

20100273062 - All-solid-state battery: An all-solid-state battery includes: a positive electrode active material layer that contains a positive electrode active material, and a first sulfide solid electrolyte material that contacts the positive electrode active material and that substantially does not have a cross-linking chalcogen; a negative electrode active material layer containing a negative electrode... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100273063 - Polymer electrolytes and devices containing them: The application arises from studies that have shown that electrochemical cells containing SPEs including: (i) a non-volatile organic ionic salt; and (ii) an inorganic electrolyte salt have an improved conductivity across a range of temperatures, and are more stable to water compared to electrochemical cells containing SPEs including either an... Agent: Reising Ethington P.C.

20100273064 - Non-aqueous electrolyte and lithium secondary battery having the same: A non-aqueous electrolyte includes (i) a cyclic anhydride; (ii) an electrolyte solvent containing carbonate and linear saturated ester; and (iii) an electrolyte salt. Since the linear saturated ester and cyclic anhydride are used in mixture as components of an electrolyte, it is possible to minimize problems caused by using either... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100273065 - Non-aqueous electrolyte solution for lithium ion secondary battery and lithium ion secondary battery having the same: A non-aqueous electrolyte solution for a lithium ion secondary battery includes a lithium salt and an organic solvent. The organic solvent includes a carbonate compound, a linear ester compound and a linear ester decomposition inhibitor. This non-aqueous electrolyte solution restrains swelling while improving low temperature charging/discharging characteristics of the secondary... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100273066 - Rechargeable lithium air battery cell having electrolyte with alkylene additive: A rechargeable lithium-air battery (10) comprises a non-aqueous, organic-solvent-based electrolyte (16) including a lithium salt and an additive containing an alkylene group, disposed between a spaced-apart pair of a lithium anode (12) and an air cathode (14). The alkylene additive may be alkylene carbonate, alkylene siloxane, or a combination of... Agent: Excellatron-jrd: Legal Department

20100273067 - Active metal fuel cells: Active metal fuel cells are provided. An active metal fuel cell has a renewable active metal (e.g., lithium) anode and a cathode structure that includes an electronically conductive component (e.g., a porous metal or alloy), an ionically conductive component (e.g., an electrolyte), and a fluid oxidant (e.g., air, water or... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20100273068 - Fuel cell system including a fuel filter member with a filter property indicator: A fuel cell system includes a fuel tank, a replaceable fuel filter, a fuel cell stack, and a control system. The fuel tank includes raw fuel stored therein. The replaceable fuel filter member includes a filter property indicator and is configured to receive raw fuel from the fuel tank and... Agent: Adaptive Materials Inc.

20100273069 - Fuel cell system including a fuel module: A fuel cell system includes an energy conversion module and a fuel module that is detachable from the energy conversion module. The fuel module includes a fuel tank, a fuel module identification member including fuel module data and a fuel filter member. The control module is configured to access the... Agent: Adaptive Materials Inc.

20100273070 - Apparatus for hydrogen-air mixing in a fuel cell assembly and method: A fuel cell assembly and method is disclosed for the mixing and heating of hydrogen and air in the fuel cell assembly and introducing the heated hydrogen and air to the fuel cell assembly during a starting operation to heat the fuel cell assembly to militate against vapor condensation and... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20100273073 - Fluid regulating microvalve assembly for fluid consuming cells: A fluid regulating microvalve assembly for use to control fluid flow to a fluid consuming electrode, such as an oxygen reduction electrode, in an electrochemical cell. The microvalve assembly includes a stationary valve body having an aperture and a microactuator movable from a first position where the microvalve body aperture... Agent: Michael C. Pophal Eveready Battery Company Inc

20100273072 - Fuel cell system: Provided is a fuel cell system that can suitably control a voltage converter in response to a judgment that an abnormal condition occurs in a power detection unit that detects a power passing through the voltage converter. The fuel cell system has: a first power detection unit that estimates an... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100273071 - Fuel cell system and fuel cell degradation judgment method: Provided is a fuel cell system which can measure an air blow interval and consider an exceptional condition such as a high-potential-avoiding operation, thereby enabling an accurate judgment of degradation of an electrolyte. An actual air blow time interval is measured while estimating a theoretical air blow time interval when... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100273075 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system capable of carrying out a proper current limiting even when decreasing a cell voltage through, e.g., a rapid warm-up is provided. When a rapid warm-up is started, an acceptable cell-voltage value setting part sets a acceptable lowest-cell-voltage value in accordance with the operation state of a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100273074 - Fuel cell system and method for operating a fuel cell system: Disclosed is a fuel cell system comprising a fuel cell stack, supplied with a reaction gas on the gas inlet side and comprises at least one flush valve on the gas outlet side on a flush cell. A control device, which controls the actuation of the flush valve as a... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100273076 - Fuel cell terminal plate, method for manufacturing the plate, and fuel cell incorporating the plate: A front terminal plate (31) that is joined to a fuel cell unit (40) at the front end of a fuel cell stack has a metal-plating layer (31b) formed on the side to be joined to the fuel cell unit (40). The metal-plating layer (31b) is formed so as to... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100273077 - Fuel cell, fuel cell system, and method for operating fuel cell: A fuel cell of the present invention includes cell blocks (101, 102) each formed by stacking cells (51, 52) and a cooling medium connecting channel (103) connecting a cell block internal cooling medium channel (153A) of the cell block (101) and a cell block internal cooling medium channel (153B) of... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100273078 - Fuel cell: The invention provides a fuel cell which can suppress an abnormal temperature rise by blocking a flow path from a fuel storing section to a fuel battery cell when the fuel cell has the abnormal temperature rise. The invention relates to a fuel cell (1), comprising a fuel supply section... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100273079 - Fuel cell drive for a motor vehicle: The invention relates to a fuel cell drive for a motor vehicle, in particular a utility vehicle, with a fuel cell assembly (1) as an energy source and a fuel cell cooling assembly (2) for adjustably cooling the fuel cell assembly (1) in dependence on the load. The fuel cell... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100273080 - Power system: Provided is a power system capable of supplying power steadily to the outside even at a low temperature. A power supply unit disposed in the power system is configured to calculate an amount of power needed to heat a fuel cell to a temperature threshold when the temperature thereof measured... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20100273081 - Fuel cell system and moving body: The amount of a reactant gas supplied to a fuel cell is properly maintained even in the case where a failure of reactant gas supply takes place in the middle of a drive cycle of a valve device. Provided is a fuel cell system including: a fuel cell; a gas... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100273082 - Structure and method for optimizing system efficiency when operating an sofc system with alcohol fuels: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack, a fuel inlet conduit, a water inlet conduit, and a hydrometer, such as an alcoholometer. The hydrometer is adapted to provide a measurement of a water-to-fuel ratio of a fuel inlet stream within the fuel inlet conduit. The water inlet conduit... Agent: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC

20100273083 - Fuel cell: There is disclosed a fuel cell in which an insulating material is disposed, whereby the thermal diffusion of the inside and outside of a fuel cell can be suppressed to suppress the deterioration of the performance of the fuel cell due to a temperature drop. Moreover, the physical properties of... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100273084 - Single fuel cell and fuel cell stack: The single fuel cell of the present invention includes an MEA (membrane electrode assembly), GDLs (gas diffusion layers) and separators, a pair of catalyst layers being provided on both surfaces of a polymer electrolyte membrane in the MEA, a pair of the GDLs being disposed opposite the pair of catalyst... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20100273085 - Method for the electrochemical deposition of catalyst particles onto carbon fibre-containing substrates and apparatus therefor: The present invention describes a method and an apparatus for the electrochemical deposition of fine catalyst particles onto carbon fibre-containing substrates which have a compensating layer (“microlayer”). The method comprises the preparation of a precursor suspension containing ionomer, carbon black and metal ions. This suspension is applied to the substrate... Agent: Kalow & Springut LLP

20100273087 - Cross-linked polyazole, method of preparing the polyazole, electrode for fuel cell including the cross-linked polyazole, electrolyte membrane for fuel cell including the cross-linked polyazole, method of manufacturing the electrolyte membrane, and fuel ce: A cross-linked polyazole, a method of preparing the cross-linked polyazole, an electrode and an electrolyte membrane for a fuel cell, which include the cross-linked polyazole, a method of manufacturing the electrolyte membrane, and a fuel cell including the cross-linked polyazole.... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100273086 - Membrane electrode assembly, manufacturing method thereof and fuel cell: The present invention provides a membrane electrode assembly (MEA) which has a high level of power generation performance under a low humidified condition and a high level of production efficiency, and further, a manufacturing method of such an MEA and a fuel cell having such an MEA. The present invention... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20100273088 - Method for producing -so3h group-containing fluoropolymer and -so3h group-containing fluoropolymer: e

20100273089 - Solid oxide fuel cell electrolyte and method: A method of making a solid oxide fuel cell electrolyte includes preheating a substrate on which an oxide electrolyte layer is to be deposited to a substrate temperature of about 1100° C. and above, impinging a surface of a source comprising the oxide with an electron beam in an evacuated... Agent: Edward J. Timmer

20100273090 - Micro-electro-mechanical systems phosphoric acid fuel cell: A phosphoric acid fuel cell system comprising a porous electrolyte support, a phosphoric acid electrolyte in the porous electrolyte support, a cathode electrode contacting the phosphoric acid electrolyte, and an anode electrode contacting the phosphoric acid electrolyte.... Agent: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC

20100273091 - Catalytically active gold supported on thermally treated nanoporous supports: The present invention provides technology for controlling, or tuning, the catalytic activity of gold provided upon nanoporous supports such as those derived from nanoparticulate titania. It has been discovered that the nature of the surfaces of the nanoparticles used to support a nano-metal catalyst, such as catalytically active gold, has... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100273092 - Fuel cell separator manufacturing method and fuel cell separator: A uniform and dense resin coat is formed on a surface of a peripheral region of a fuel cell separator. However, the formed resin coat may contain defects (holes). With the present invention, however, any such defects in the resin coat are coated with a metal coat. That is, when... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100273093 - Catalyst particle size control with organic pigments: A fuel cell catalyst is provided comprising nanostructured elements comprising microstructured support whiskers bearing a thin film of nanoscopic catalyst particles, where the thin film of nanoscopic catalyst particles is made by alternating application of first layers comprising catalyst material, such as platinum or a platinum alloy, and second layers... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100273094 - Method of coating a surface of a fuel cell plate: A method of coating a surface of a fuel cell plate is disclosed herein, and involves forming a sol gel mixture by mixing a weak acid and a composition including at least two metal oxide precursors. One of the metal oxide precursors is configured to be hydrolyzed by the weak... Agent: Julia Church Dierker Dierker & Associates, P.C.

20100273095 - Method of coating a surface of a fuel cell plate: A method of coating a surface of a fuel cell plate is disclosed herein. The method involves forming a sol gel mixture including a metal oxide modified with at least one functional group, where the at least one functional group is configured to improve adhesion; and adding carbon modified with... Agent: Julia Church Dierker Dierker & Associates, P.C.

  
10/21/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20100266877 - Battery pack and battery pack manufacturing method: In a battery pack in which a protective circuit is fitted to a unit cell and accommodated in an exterior cover, a frame is provided in the exterior cover, the frame being fixed to the unit cell and supporting the protective circuit, where a protruding portion protruded from the frame... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100266876 - Fuel cell power generation system: There is provided a fuel cell power generation system in which power loss in a power line electrically connecting a stack and a power conversion circuit, thereby attaining high power generation efficiency. A reformer 6 and the stack 7 are disposed in a main body package 2. Stack output terminals... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/panasonic

20100266875 - Fuel cell power management module: A power management module adapted to be connected between a fuel cell and an output power bus, the power management module being operative to regulate the amount of power being delivered by the fuel cell to the output power bus.... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC

20100266880 - Battery module and battery pack using said battery module: A battery module includes a first enclosure, a second enclosure, and a plurality of batteries having vent holes accommodated between the first and second enclosures, and has a configuration in which a first partition member for accommodating the batteries individually at a position facing the battery vent holes in at... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/panasonic

20100266878 - Prismatic polymer case for electrochemical devices: A case structure generally includes a trough shaped base section, a positive end piece, a negative end piece, and a cover section. The trough shaped base section includes a bottom and two side wall members. The positive and negative end piece are disposed at opposite ends of the base section... Agent: Cooley LLP Attn: Patent Group

20100266879 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery including a case having a lengthwise direction and including a space therein, an electrode assembly disposed in the space in the case, the electrode assembly including a rolled laminate of a positive electrode plate, a negative electrode plate and a separator interposed therebetween and having non-coating portions... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20100266881 - Battery cell of improved safety: Disclosed herein is a battery cell constructed in a structure in which an electrode assembly is mounted in a battery case made of a laminate sheet including a metal layer and a resin layer, and the battery case is thermally welded along the edge of a receiving part thereof to... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100266882 - Positive electrode mixture for nonaqueous battery and positive electrode structure: A positive electrode mixture for nonaqueous batteries, is formed by adding 0.5 to 10 wt. parts of an organic acid per 100 wt. parts of an electroconductive additive, to a mixture of a composite metal oxide as a positive electrode active substance, a higher order-structured carbon black as the electroconductive... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20100266883 - Frame member, frame assembly and battery cell assembly made therefrom and methods of making the same: A frame member for housing a battery cell, frame assembly and frame/battery cell assembly made therefrom, as well as respective methods of making the same, are disclosed. A frame member for housing a battery cell includes an integral frame having a peripheral wall, the peripheral wall having an attachment face... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100266884 - Battery cover and electronic device using the same: A battery cover includes a main body, two guiding members, a resilient member received in the main body, and an end cover arranged at one end of the main body. The guiding members are slidably received in the main body. The resilient member resists the guiding members. The resilient member... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100266885 - Battery cooling apparatus: A battery cooling apparatus includes at least one battery, a thermo-electronic device, and a heat pipe. The heat pipe is in thermal contact with the thermo-electronic device at a first end of the heat pipe and in thermal contact with the at least one battery at a second end of... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100266886 - Round cell battery: A round cell rechargeable battery includes a plurality of round cells arranged alongside one another and at least one output element that is electrically insulated from the round cells. The at least one output element is in the form of a rod and is curved such that the output element... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100266887 - Battery pack: A battery pack is provided, in which external connection terminals are arrayed in the same direction in the module having the plurality of cells connected in series and a wiring that cuts across the module is not generated, and, in which improvement of the workability and reduction of connection failures... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100266888 - Spacing element for lead gel batteries or for lead-acid batteries: b

20100266890 - Module for electrical energy storage assemblies having a flat connecting strip: The invention relates to a module comprising at least two electrical energy storage assemblies (20), each storage assembly (20) comprising a first face topped by a cover (30) electrically connected to said energy storage assembly (20) and a second face opposite the first face, each cover being in contact with... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100266889 - Secondary battery module: A secondary battery module including a plurality of unit batteries, each including a first terminal and a second terminal, and a plurality of bus bars, each electrically connecting the first terminal of one of the unit batteries to the second terminal of an adjacent unit battery, wherein the first terminal... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20100266891 - Secondary battery pack based on mechanical connection manner: Disclosed herein is a battery pack constructed in a structure in which a plurality of secondary battery cells are electrically connected to one another via a connection member while the secondary battery cells are mounted in a receiving part of a pack case having no partition, wherein the connection member... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100266892 - Flat alkaline primary battery: A flat alkaline primary battery is provided. The annular end portion of the negative electrode can is engaged with the annular end portion of the positive electrode can so that the positive electrode can and the negative electrode can are connected via a gasket to create an enclosed space inside... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100266893 - Method and design for externally applied laser welding of internal connections in a high power electrochemical cell: An electrochemical cell includes components that are welded from an external source after the components are assembled in a cell canister. The cell canister houses electrode tabs and a core insert. An end cap insert is disposed opposite the core insert. An external weld source, such as a laser beam,... Agent: Wilmerhale/a123

20100266894 - Rechargeable battery having a current collecting plate: Disclosed is a rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly having a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator between the positive and negative electrodes. The electrode assembly has rounded ends and a flat portion between the rounded ends, a case containing the electrode assembly, a cap plate coupled to... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100266895 - High current thin electrochemical cell and methods of making the same: A battery including at least one electrochemical cell for generating an electrical current is provided, along with its method of manufacture. In one example, the electrochemical cell is provided on a first substrate and includes an anode and a plurality of cathodes. At least a portion of said anode is... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100266896 - Composite materials including an intrinsically conducting polymer, and methods and devices: A composite material in the form of a continuous structure comprises an intrinsically conducting polymer (ICP) layer coated on a substrate, the composite material having a surface area of at least 0.1 m2/g, at least 1 m2/g, or at least 5 m2/g. Methods of manufacturing the composite material comprise coating... Agent: Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100266897 - High-powered electrochemical energy storage devices and methods for their fabrication: The present invention relates to electrochemical storage devices, such as supercapacitors, batteries, etc., and more particularly to such devices that comprise an electrochemically active coaxial nanowire. The invention particularly concerns such devices in which the coaxial nanowire comprises an inner core of a transition metal oxide and an axially surrounding... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC

20100266898 - Electrode for electrochemical device: A problem to be solved by the invention is to provide an electrode for an electrochemical device which has a high capacity, suppresses the separation of an active material due to charge/discharge, and exhibits good cycle characteristics. To solve this problem, in the invention, an electrode 1 for an electrochemical... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100266899 - Electrodes comprising mixed active particles: p

20100266900 - Sodium-manganese mixed metal oxide, production method thereof and sodium secondary battery: Disclosed is a mixed metal oxide which is reduced in the amount of scarce metal used therein, while having excellent performance as a positive electrode active material for secondary batteries. Also disclosed are a positive electrode for sodium secondary batteries having excellent performance, and a sodium secondary battery. Specifically disclosed... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100266901 - Lithium oxygen battery having enhanced anode environment: An anode environment mitigates undesired effects of oxygen upon the anode of a lithium-oxygen electrochemical cell. As a means of mitigating oxygen effect, a lithium anode and an air cathode are separated from one another by a lithium-ion-conductive electrolyte separator including material having low oxygen permeability that reduces the amount... Agent: Excellatron-jrd: Legal Department

20100266902 - Negative electrode material for rechargeable battery with nonaqueous electrolyte, negative electrode for rechargeable battery with nonaqueous electrolyte, rechargeable battery with nonaqueous electrolyte, and process for producing polycrystalline silicon: This invention provides a negative electrode material for a rechargeable battery with a nonaqueous electrolyte, characterized in that the negative electrode material contains polycrystalline silicon particles as an active material, the particle diameter of crystallites of the polycrystalline silicon is not less than 20 nm and not more than 100... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100266903 - Battery grid: A battery grid includes a frame that includes a top element, a bottom element, a first side element, and a second side element. The battery grid also includes a plurality of wires provided within the frame and defining a plurality of open areas and a current collection lug extending from... Agent: Lathrop & Clark LLP

20100266904 - Non-aqueous electrolyte lithium secondary battery: A lithium secondary battery has an anode, a cathode, a separator between the anode and the cathode and a non-aqueous electrolyte. The non-aqueous electrolyte includes a lithium salt; and a non-linear carbonate-based mixed organic solvent in which (a) a cyclic carbonate compound, and (b) a propionate-based compound are mixed at... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100266905 - Non-aqueous electrolyte lithium secondary battery: A lithium secondary battery has a cathode made of carbon material capable of occluding or emitting a lithium ion, a cathode made of lithium-contained oxide, and a non-aqueous electrolyte. The non-aqueous electrolyte includes a lithium salt containing LiPF6 and LiBF4; and a non-linear carbonate-based mixed organic solvent in which (a)... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100266906 - Biofuel battery and process of preparing the same: The various embodiments herein provide a biofuel battery having a fuel, electrode and water and its manufacturing method. The biofuel battery comprises a bio fuel as a negative electrode, dissolved oxygen in water as a positive electrode and water as an electrolyte. The carbohydrate is used as bio mass for... Agent: Choobin & Choobin Consultancy L.l.c Barry Choobin

20100266907 - Metal air battery system: Described herein are electrodes comprising a fluorinated or metalloprotein oxygen dissolution enhancer provided in a solvent for enhancing dissolution of oxygen in the solvent. In related embodiments, a metal oxide dissolution enhancer is provided in the solvent for enhancing dissolution of metal oxide formed via reaction of oxygen with metal... Agent: Greenlee Sullivan P.C.

20100266908 - Synthetic hydrogen-based gas manufacture and use: s

20100266909 - Apparatus for treating fuel and method of starting the same: A fuel processing apparatus according to the present invention is a fuel processing apparatus 100 including a reformer 111, a raw material supply section 112, a moisture supply section 114, a heating section 116, a reforming temperature detection section 117 for detecting the temperature of a reforming catalyst, a shift... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100266910 - Hydrogen supply device: Disclosed is super water absorbent polymers applied to contain water, and the polymers may further collocate with water absorbent cotton materials to accelerate water absorbent rates. The described water absorbent materials are combined with solid hydrogen fuel to complete a stable hydrogen supply device. Performance of the hydrogen supply device... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100266911 - Fuel cell system: Even in a fuel cell system which performs scavenging processing after the power generation of a fuel cell is stopped, the operation time for when a battery is being operated can be increased. When determining that the condition of running out of gas occurs based on a sensor value of... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100266914 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system is turned off without using up the electric power of a secondary battery in the case where a fuel cell fails to start up, while reducing the startup time of the fuel cell system. When an ignition key is turned on, a controller calculates allowable waiting... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100266915 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell, anode gas pressure adjusting means that adjusts the pressure of an anode gas supplied to the fuel cell, and cathode gas pressure adjusting means that adjusts the pressure of a cathode gas supplied to the fuel cell. The system further includes pressure... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100266916 - Fuel cell system: Provided is a fuel cell system capable of making a shift of an operation state while optically controlling an output voltage and an output voltage of a fuel cell. When an ECU judges that the time when an operation should be shifted from a low-efficiency operation to a normal operation... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100266913 - Fuel cell system with improved cold start properties and method of operating same: A fuel cell system includes at least one fuel cell stack designed to react reactants for current generation, a cold start detection apparatus for detecting a cold start state of a fuel cell stack and a load which may be connected to the fuel cell stack 2. A control device... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100266917 - Fuel cell systems with maintenance hydration by displacement of primary power: Fuel cell systems and methods that perform maintenance hydration by supplying power to satisfy at least part of an applied load from an energy-consuming assembly while a primary power source is in electrical communication with and available to supply power to the energy-consuming assembly to satisfy the portion of the... Agent: Dascenzo Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

20100266912 - Implementation of an engine controller unit's non-volatile memory for measuring the time of a fuel cell system in a shut-off or standby state: A method for providing an accurate time that a fuel cell system has been shut-down so that the gas constituents in the anode and cathode side of the fuel cell stack can be known for an efficient next system start-up sequence. The method uses two timers, a stand-by timer that... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20100266918 - Fuel cell stack and fuel cell system with plurality of generation modules: A fuel cell has a structure in which generation modules are stacked. In each of the generation modules, there are cells are stacked. Each of the cells generates unitary power from fuel energy. A fuel cell system including the fuel stack operates either all or some of the generation modules... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100266919 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system according to the invention comprises a fuel cell stack, a fuel feeder that supplies the fuel cell stack with fuel, a rechargeable battery that is an electric storage device, a bidirectional DC/DC converter that selectively performs an operation of converting the output voltage of the rechargeable... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100266920 - Fuel cell system: Even if a failure occurs in a bypass valve during low-efficiency power generation, the occurrence of an excessive stoichiometry ratio in a fuel cell can be prevented. An output from a pressure sensor or a current sensor is monitored by a control device, and when a failure associated with a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100266922 - Fuel cell system and mobile object: A fuel cell system capable of improving the voltage controllability of a converter provided in the system is provided. A controller judges whether or not a passing power of a DC/DC converter falls within a reduced response performance area for the number of active phases as of the present moment.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100266921 - Power control for hybrid fuel cell systems: A hybrid fuel cell system that includes a fuel cell stack and a high voltage battery. The fuel cell system also includes a cell voltage controller that controls the average cell voltage of the cells in the fuel cell stack, a damped driver request module that damps a driver power... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20100266923 - Fuel cell system with electrochemical hydrogen pump and method of operating same: A fuel cell system includes a plurality of fuel cells, a plurality of interconnects, and a hydrogen separation device, wherein the hydrogen separation device separates hydrogen from the fuel cell stack anode exhaust. The separated hydrogen is then reintroduced into the fuel cell stack to optimize overall system efficiency. Monitoring... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100266924 - Fuel cell module: A fuel cell module (1) with a fuel cell (2), a residual gas burner (4) and a heat exchanger (6). The service life of the module (1) can be improved by at least one compensator (27) for establishing a flow-carrying connection between the residual gas burner (4) and the heat... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20100266925 - Fuel cell, fuel cell stack, and fuel cell apparatus: The invention relates to a fuel cell having superior durability by suppressing a reaction between a component contained in a solid electrolyte and an oxygen-side electrode during a long-period operation, a fuel cell stack and a fuel cell apparatus using thereof. A fuel cell (10) includes a solid electrolyte (9)... Agent: Hogan Lovells US LLP

20100266927 - Composite electrolyte membrane, membrane-electrode assembly, fuel cell, and methods for manufacturing same: A method for manufacturing a composite electrolyte membrane including: a first folding process of folding a laminate (10A) obtained by laminating and integrating an electrolyte sheet (11) having an electrolyte as an electrolyte layer and a reinforcing sheet (12) having a porous polymer material as a reinforcing layer, so that... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100266926 - Fuel cell electrolyte membrane, membrane electrode assembly, and fuel cell: A proton-conductive composite electrolyte membrane, for a fuel cell, comprises a metal-oxide hydrate with proton conductivity and organic macromolecules in which an intermediate layer is formed between the metal-oxide hydrate and the first organic macromolecular electrolyte. The intermediate layer can enhance the adhesion at an interface between the metal-oxide hydrate... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100266928 - Solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell membrane: Disclosed is a solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell membrane comprising an anion exchange membrane that contains a hydrocarbon-based anion exchange resin, wherein the water permeability at 25° C. is 1400 g m−2 hr−1 or greater, the anion exchange capacity is 0.2 to 5.0 mmol·g−1, the percentage of water content at... Agent: Londa, Bruce S. Norris Mclaughlin & Marcus, Pa

20100266929 - Catalyst having a dehydrogenation function or hydrogenation function, fuel cell using the catalyst and hydrogen storage/supply device: In order to achieve the above object, a porous oxide film of a metal oxide is formed on a hydrogen separation membrane surface of a catalyst having a dehydrogenation function or hydrogenation function and the hydrogen separation membrane is arranged so as to be partially exposed to at the interface... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100266930 - Powder for electrolyte in fuel cells: An agglomerated powder is formed comprising a metal oxide agglomerated with at least one alkaline carbonate to be used as an electrolyte in fuel cells. The obtained agglomerates exhibit good flow properties which facilitates the handling of the powder and improved homogeneity and stability compared to a plain mixture of... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100266931 - Sealed flexible link between a metal substrate and a ceramic substrate, method for making such a link, application of the method to sealing high temperature electrolyzers and fuel cells: A device including a metal substrate and a ceramic substrate including a back-tapered groove separated from each other by a sealed flexible link. The link includes: a metal element including an end connected to the metal substrate and at another end housed in the groove of the ceramic substrate, the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100266932 - Fuel cell with electrical short circuit prevention means: The fuel cell includes one or more devices for preventing the occurrence an electrical short circuit between the cathode and the sealing platform. The device for preventing the electrical short circuit is aligned with the sealing portion and sealing platform and is positioned on the electrolyte matrix, the cathode and/or... Agent: Michaud-kinney Group LLP

20100266933 - Coupler for fuel cell and fuel cell: A coupler for a fuel cell according to the embodiment has a socket and a nozzle. The socket is provided on the fuel cell and has a valve body and an urging component for urging the valve body in the direction of closing it. The nozzle is provided on a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100266934 - Coupler for fuel cell and fuel cell: A coupler (1) for a fuel cell according to the embodiment has a socket (1s) and a nozzle (1n). The socket (1s) is provided to the fuel cell (2) and has a valve (40). The nozzle (1n) is provided to a fuel cartridge (3) for storing a liquid fuel for... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

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