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Chemistry: electrical current producing apparatus, product, and process November recently filed with US Patent Office 11/10

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11/25/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20100297477 - Microbial fuel cell cathode assembly: Disclosed is a microbial fuel cell cathode assembly comprising a catalyst (6) and an electrically conductive catholyte wicking member (5) having a catalyst contacting surface (5a) in contact with the catalyst, an electrical contact region (5c) for contacting an electrical connector, and a catholyte supply region (5b) for receiving catholyte... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100297478 - Lead acid battery: An object of the invention is to provide a lead acid battery having a liquid surface sensor (3) installed to a liquid surface sensor installation portion (2a) on a top face of a container lid (2), an electronic circuit board (4) contained in a recessed portion (2b) on the top... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20100297479 - All-solid lithium secondary battery: An all-solid lithium secondary battery which uses a sulfide-based solid electrolyte material and has a power-generating element that has formed therein an oxide layer containing substantially no moisture, which is produced by oxidation of the sulfide-based solid electrolyte material in a zone where the electrolyte-containing layer containing at least the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100297480 - Lithium battery which is protected in case of inappropriate use: A lithium battery comprises at least a positive electrode containing a material whose lithium insertion and deinsertion potential is lower than or equal to 3.5 Volts in relation to the potential of the Li+/Li couple, a negative electrode and a non-aqueous electrolyte disposed between the positive and negative electrodes. The... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100297481 - Additives for non-aqueous electrolyte and secondary battery using the same: Disclosed are an electrolyte for a secondary battery, and a secondary battery including the same, the electrolyte including an electrolyte salt; an electrolyte solvent; and a compound generating heat through oxidation at voltages higher than drive voltage of a cathode, wherein the compound can decompose or evaporate electrolyte components by... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100297482 - Battery module of improved safety and middle or large-sized battery pack containing the same: Disclosed herein is a high-power, large-capacity battery module including a plurality of battery cells or unit modules connected in series to each other such that the battery cells or the unit modules are stacked while being in tight contact with each other or being adjacent to each other, wherein the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100297483 - Electric storage device and vehicle: An electric storage device includes a plurality of electric storage elements each having a terminal at each end, and a support mechanism which supports the plurality of electric storage elements on both end sides of each of the electric storage elements, and a heat generator which is provided for a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100297484 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery having increased output and capacity, and improved reliability and safety. A rechargeable battery includes: an electrode assembly including a first electrode plate including a plurality of first protrusions extending from an end of the electrode assembly and a second electrode plate including a plurality of second protrusions... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100297485 - Battery cover: A battery cover for connecting to a portable electronic device pivotably via a pivot, includes a front cover, a bottom board connected to the front cover and a metal dome fixed between the front cover and the bottom board. The front cover includes a main body, a slide board, a... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100297486 - Battery system: The battery system comprises battery blocks 3 having a plurality of stacked battery cells 1, ventilating ducts that are supply ducts and exhaust ducts 7 disposed on each side of the battery blocks 3, and ventilating apparatus 9. Cooling gas is forced to flow from the supply ducts through cooling... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100297488 - Explosion-proof structure of power source part, explosion-proof type battery unit and explosion-proof type gas alarm: Provided is an explosion-proof structure of a power source part, an explosion-proof type battery unit and an explosion-proof type gas alarm, in which the degree of temperature rise upon short circuit of a secondary battery is reduced and explosion-proof performance with high reliability is achieved. The explosion-proof structure of a... Agent: Holtz, Holtz, Goodman & Chick PC

20100297487 - Heating device for a battery and battery assembly having the same: Disclosed are a heat-generating device for a battery and a battery assembly enabling a battery to stably produce electricity even under low-temperature conditions. The heat-generating device for a battery includes a heating element positioned on one side of the battery and generates heat through a reaction with the air. The... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100297489 - Treatment and adhesive for microporous membranes: An electrochemical cell may have a PVDF microporous membrane that may be adhesively bonded to electrodes. The adhesive may be a mixture of a solvent and non-solvent that may cause the PVDF membrane to become tacky and adhere to an electrode without collapsing. An adhesively bonded cell may be constructed... Agent: Krajec Patent Offices, LLC / Ppt Correspondence

20100297490 - Non-aqueous electrolyte battery: According to one embodiment, a non-aqueous electrolyte battery includes an outer package container, a positive electrode housed in the outer package container and having a positive electrode layer containing an active material, a negative electrode housed in the outer package container and having a negative electrode layer containing lithium-titanium oxide,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100297491 - Microporous polymeric membrane, battery separator, and battery: The invention relates to microporous polymeric membrane having a good balance of rupture temperature and air permeability. The invention also relates to a battery separator formed by such a microporous membrane, and a battery comprising such a separator. Another aspect of the invention relates to a method for making the... Agent: Exxonmobil Chemical Company

20100297492 - Cell connector: A cell connector adapted for electrically connecting at least one cell includes a plate-shaped connecting member made of metal material with high conductivity, and at least one welding member mounted on the connecting member for being welded with the cell. The welding member is made of weldable metal solder. The... Agent: Lin & Associates Intellectual Property, Inc.

20100297493 - Alkaline battery: A positive electrode 2 and a negative electrode 3 are placed in a battery case 1 with a separator 4 interposed therebetween and the negative electrode 3 is smaller in height than the positive electrode 2 in the battery case 1. The positive electrode 2 contains electrolytic manganese dioxide and... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100297494 - Battery module: A battery module includes a battery cell, a flexible shell and a supporting seat. The battery cell has a main body and two electrodes extended outwardly from the main body; the flexible shell has an upper and lower lid plates, both of which are connected and cooperated to each other... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services

20100297495 - Immobilization system for an electrochemical cell: An electrochemical cell of an implantable medical device is provided. The electrochemical cell comprises a conductive case and a cover welded to the case to form a hermetically-sealed housing. A cathode is disposed adjacent to a surface of the case within the hermetically-sealed housing and an anode is disposed within... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100297496 - Carbon-treated complex oxides and method for making the same: The carbon-treated complex oxide is composed of particles of a compound AMXO4 having an olivine structure which carry, on at least a portion of their surface, a film of carbon deposited by pyrolysis. A represents Li, alone or partially replaced by at most 10% as atoms of Na or K.... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100297497 - Electrode and method for producing electrode: Disclosed is an electrode (30) (for example, a positive electrode for a lithium ion battery), wherein an active material layer (35) mainly composed of an electrode active material is supported by a metal collector (32). A barrier layer (33) containing a conductive material (330) and a water-insoluble polymer material (334)... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100297498 - Plasticized electrode for an alkaline secondary cell: There are provided a non-sintered positive electrode for an alkaline secondary cell comprising a current conductive support and a paste comprising an electrochemically active material and a binder comprising at least one polymer a) other than a fluorinated polymer or a thickener and containing at least one acrylate or acetate... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100297499 - Silver oxyfluoride electrode compositions and methods: The present invention relates to a novel class of silver oxyfluoride based electrode materials based on the perovskite structure used in primary and rechargeable electromechanical energy storage systems.... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20100297502 - Nanostructured materials for battery applications: The present invention relates to nanostructured materials (including nanowires) for use in batteries. Exemplary materials include carbon-comprising, Si-based nanostructures, nanostructured materials disposed on carbon-based substrates, and nanostructures comprising nanoscale scaffolds. The present invention also provides methods of preparing battery electrodes, and batteries, using the nanostructured materials.... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20100297500 - Negative electrode active material for lithium ion rechargeable battery and negative electrode using the same: A negative electrode active material for a lithium ion rechargeable battery having high electrode density, excellent in permeability of an electrolyte, less in capacity loss due to charging/discharging, and excellent in cycle performance is provided at a low cost. Further, there is provided a negative electrode for the lithium ion... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20100297501 - Negative electrode for lithium secondary battery, and lithium secondary battery using the same: The negative electrode of the present invention for lithium secondary battery contains natural graphite as an active material and contains a copolymer of polyvinylidene fluoride and hexafluoropropylene as a binder, wherein the graphite has an I[110]a/I[004]c ratio of 0.13 or more (wherein I[110]c is X-ray diffraction peak intensity of [110]c... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100297505 - Method of producing nitrided li-ti compound oxide, nitrided li-ti compound oxide, and lithium-ion battery: e

20100297504 - Method of producing nitrided lithium-transition metal compound oxide, nitrided lithium-transition metal compound oxide, and lithium-ion battery:

20100297503 - Positive electrode for lithium secondary batteries and lithium secondary battery: A positive electrode for lithium secondary batteries and a lithium secondary battery are provided in which, by using an olivine Mn based positive-electrode active material and an optimal binder for the olivine Mn based positive-electrode active material, peel-off of the electrode and gelatinization of the slurry can be prevented, with... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100297506 - Tetrabasic lead oxide and lead monoxide composition to be used in lead-acid batteries and it's method of production: This invention relates to a new battery oxide mixture for use in lead acid batteries and/or battery plates, specifically tetrabasic lead sulphate and lead oxide mixture that is derived through basic reactions from lead sulphate and the method utilized to obtain the said tetrabasic lead sulphate and lead oxide mixture... Agent: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP

20100297507 - Method and apparatus for porous insulative film for insulating energy source layers: Some embodiments include an anode having an elongate ribbon shape, a cathode having an elongate ribbon shape, the cathode disposed adjacent to and in alignment with the anode, a separator disposed between the anode and the cathode and an edge film means for insulating the edge of the cathode from... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100297508 - Organic electrolytic solution and lithium battery employing the same: and a lithium battery employing the organic electrolytic solution. Groups Z1 and Z2 are each, independently, a cyano group, an isocyano group, a substituted or unsubstituted dicyanoethylphosphino group, or a substituted or unsubstituted dialkoxyphosphoryloxy group. Groups R1 through R4 are described fully in the Description. The organic electrolyte solution inhibits... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100297509 - Lithium secondary battery: The present invention provides a lithium secondary battery which has improved safety, mainly coming from use of an electrolyte solution which is not inflammable at room temperature (20° C.), while not deteriorating output characteristics at low temperatures and room temperature or output maintenance characteristics after storage at high temperature (50°... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100297510 - Lithium secondary battery with improved cell characteristics: Disclosed herein is a lithium secondary cell including 20 to 100 wt. % of lithium transition metal oxide represented by a formula of Li1+zNibMncMe1−(b+c)O2, relative to a total amount of a cathode active material, as well as an electrolyte consisting of a lithium salt and a non-aqueous solvent, wherein a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100297511 - System and method for controlling the operation of a fuel processing system: A control system and method for a fuel processing system. The control system automates the operation of a fuel processing system by monitoring operating parameters and automatically controlling the operation of the system responsive to the monitored parameters, predefined subroutines and/or user inputs.... Agent: David S. D'ascenzo Dascenzo Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

20100297512 - Fuel cell system: A fuel-cell system is advantageous in preventing exhaust gases to be discharged from an exhaust port from flowing back into an exhaust gas passage without being discharged from the exhaust port. This fuel cell system includes a fuel cell having an anode and a cathode, and an exhaust gas passage... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100297513 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system of the present invention includes: a fuel cell (1) configured to generate electric power using a fuel gas and an oxidizing gas; a hydrogen generator (2) having a reformer (71) configured to generate a hydrogen-containing fuel gas from a raw material and steam; a cooling water... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100297514 - Moving body equipped with fuel cells: A vehicle 1000 has two pipings 60 and 62 arranged to discharge an exhaust gas from a fuel cell stack 10 to the outside of the vehicle 1000. An outlet provided at an end of the piping 60 is located at an underfloor position in a rear portion of the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100297516 - Novel stack design and assembly of high temperature pem fuel cell: A current producing cell has anode flow plates 22 and cathode flow plates 20. Each of the flow plates 20, 22 defines a membrane face 26, a collector face 24, and a center axis C perpendicular to the membrane face 26 and the collector face 24. Each of the collector... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC

20100297515 - Serial connected fuel cell stack module assembly: A large, scalable SOFC system based on modules, which may be connected in series on the cathode gas side. This offers compactness, simple stack/system interface and improved system performance. The modules are designed for manufacturability, well-balanced heat management and high fuel utilisation.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100297517 - Noise-comfort function for cooling systems with proportional variable speed fans: A method for operating a cooling system for a fuel cell stack in a vehicle is provided. The method includes the steps of: determining a fan request for a variable speed fan disposed in the cooling system; employing a noise-comfort function to select a fan comfort request; and adjusting a... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20100297518 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system comprises a fuel cell stack, a cell voltage monitor, a hydrogen tank, a hydrogen supply channel, an ejector, a hydrogen off-gas channel, a purge valve, a compressor, an air supply channel, a pressure control unit for controlling air pressure, a pilot pressure input channel branching off... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100297519 - Cathode for fuel cell having two kinds of water-repellency and method of preparing the same and membrane electrode assembly and fuel cell comprising the same: A cathode for a fuel cell includes a gas diffusion layer contacting with a separator having a channel and a catalyst layer interposed between the gas diffusion layer and an electrolyte membrane. The catalyst layer of the cathode has two portions with different water-repelling properties, and a portion of the... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20100297520 - Electrochemical energy conversion system: In an electrochemical energy conversion system with at least one electrically conducting component with at least two cells connected in series, at least one of the electrically conducting components is divided into at least two segments which are electrically insulated from one another, and a transfer plate, consisting of electrically... Agent: Hudak, Shunk & Farine, Co., L.p.a.

20100297521 - Solid oxide fuel cell manifold and corresponding stack: A fuel cell and a fuel cell stack thereof includes separators, each of which includes a sandwiching section for sandwiching an electrolyte electrode assembly, a bridge and a reactant gas supply section, wherein the sandwiching section has a fuel gas channel and an oxygen-containing gas channel, the bridge has a... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100297522 - Redox fuel cell: This invention provides a redox fuel cell comprising an anode and a cathode separated by an ion selective polymer electrolyte membrane; means for supplying a fuel to the anode region of the cell; means for supplying an oxidant to the cathode region of the cell; means for providing an electrical... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100297526 - Catalyst layers to enhance uniformity of current density in membrane electrode assemblies: Components that include catalyst layers used in membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs), and methods of making such components are described. The catalyst layers yield more uniform current distributions across the active area of the MEA during operation. The catalyst layers may have a uniform catalyst activity profile of a less active... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100297523 - Fluoroionomer liquid composition: m

20100297525 - Fuel cell: A cell unit of a fuel cell includes a first separator, a first membrane electrode assembly, a second separator, a second membrane electrode assembly, and a third separator. Resin connecting sections are provided in the outer circumferential ends of the first separator, the second separator, and the third separator. A... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100297524 - Membrane electrode assembly for polymer electrolyte fuel cell: A membrane electrode assembly for a polymer electrolyte fuel cell has a polymer electrolyte membrane, a catalytic layer and a diffusion layer of anode formed on one side of the membrane, a catalytic layer and a diffusion layer of cathode formed on the other side of the membrane, in which... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20100297527 - Fast ion conducting composite electrolyte for solid state electrochemical devices: Composite electrolyte materials include composites comprising 8YSZ in a range of 50-95%, balance 3YSZ. Either the 8YSZ or the 3YSZ can be substituted with a composition having the general formula A1-x-yBxCy where: A=Zr0.84Y0.16O2; B=at least one of the following: Zr1-xDxO2 where: D=at least one of the group Mg, Ca, Sc,... Agent: Ut-battelle, LLC Office Of Intellectual Property

20100297528 - Alkylated bisphenol-based compound and preparation, sulfonated polyarylene sulfone polymer prepared from the compound, and fuel cell using the polymer: An alkylated bisphenol-based compound, a method of preparing the same, sulfonated polyarylene sulfone polymer prepared from the alkylated bisphenol-based compound, a method of preparing the polymer, and a fuel cell using the sulfonated polyarylene sulfone polymer.... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100297529 - Process for producing hybrid ion-exchange membranes comprising functional inorganics and graft polymer and electrolyte membranes for use in fuel cells comprising the hybrid ion-exchange membranes: Polymer ion-exchange membranes having outstanding electrical conductivity, water retention and oxidation resistance are produced by the steps of uniformly mixing an organic high-molecular weight resin with functional inorganics having the abilities to promote graft polymerization of polymerizable monomers, adsorb water and conduct protons, irradiating the resulting functional inorganics/polymer membrane to... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100297530 - Separation membrane for fuel cell and production method thereof: Disclosed is a process for producing a diaphragm for a fuel cell comprising a modified anion exchange membrane that substantially maintains durability and hydroxide ion conductivity as an electrolyte membrane and has improved resistance to methanol permeation. The process is characterized by comprising the step of impregnating at least one... Agent: Cahn & Samuels LLP

20100297531 - Immobilized fluid membranes for gas separation: Provided herein are immobilized liquid membranes for gas separation, methods of preparing such membranes and uses thereof. In one example, the immobilized membrane includes a porous metallic host matrix and an immobilized liquid fluid (such as a silicone oil) that is immobilized within one or more pores included within the... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20100297532 - Process for working up ionic liquids: o

20100297533 - Fuel cell and method of manufacturing same: A fuel cell including a power generating body including an electrolyte layer and electrode layers, diffusion layers disposed on opposite major surfaces of the power generating body, separators disposed on major surfaces of the diffusion layers opposite to those facing the power generating body, a first seal formed around the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100297534 - Seal structures for solid oxide fuel cell devices: Disclosed are seals and seal structures for use in electrochemical devices such as solid oxide fuel cell devices. Exemplary seal structures are configured such that at least a portion of the interface between the seal and electrolyte sheet deviates from planarity by extending either (i) upwardly and inwardly (ii) or... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20100297535 - Novel design of fuel cell bipolar for optimal uniform delivery of reactant gases and efficient water removal: The flow plate (20) defines stems (76), branches (78), and sub-branches (80) for moving fluid between each of the openings (34, 36) and the active area (42). The openings (34, 36) are trifurcated into two branches (78) and one stem (76) for providing flow of fluid through each of the... Agent: Jeremy J. Klobucar Dickinson Wright PLLC

20100297536 - Direct methanol fuel cell: According to one embodiment, a direct methanol fuel cell includes an anode having a current collector and a catalyst layer formed on the current collector, a cathode having a current collector and a catalyst layer formed on the current collector, and an electrolyte membrane placed between the catalyst layers of... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100297537 - Electrochemical cell comprising ionically conductive membrane and porous multiphase electrode: An electrochemical cell in accordance with one embodiment of the invention includes a first electrode containing a first phase intermixed with a second phase and a network of interconnected pores. The first phase contains a ceramic material and the second phase contains an electrically conductive material providing an electrically contiguous... Agent: Ceramatec, Inc.

  
11/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20100291414 - Battery thermal management system: In certain embodiments, a battery thermal management system includes at least one battery, at least one thermoelectric device in thermal communication with the at least one battery, and a conduit comprising an inlet configured to allow a working fluid to enter and flow into the conduit and into thermal communication... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100291413 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery includes a bare cell including a can, an electrode assembly, and a cap assembly, wherein the cap assembly includes a protection circuit assembly.... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20100291415 - Methods for increasing carbon monoxide tolerance in fuel cells: Disclosed are methods for improving performance of fuel cells employing reformate fuels. The disclosed methods include employing a magnetically modified fuel cell and contacting the fuel cell anode with a reformate fuel stream that contains an amount of oxygen effective to increase carbon monoxide tolerance of the fuel cell.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100291419 - Battery pack heat exchanger, systems, and methods: A battery pack heat exchanger, system, and method comprises a plurality of battery modules comprising a heat exchanger having an outer shell and a plurality of cylinders extending within the outer shell. A plurality of battery cells are positioned within the plurality of cylinders and a coolant is poured into... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP

20100291418 - Battery packs, systems, and methods: A movable, portable, and instantly attachable/detachable battery pack includes batteries enclosed in a case with a ground transportation structure, such as wheels, coasters, and runners. The battery pack can include handles and mating connectors. The ground transportation structure allows the majority of the weight of the battery packs to be... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP

20100291417 - Method for determining extent and type of capacity fade: A method of determining extent and type of capacity fade of an electrochemical cell in one embodiment includes identifying a first volume fraction of an active material in an electrode, identifying a first capacity of the first electrode at another time, identifying a second volume fraction of the first active... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20100291420 - Novel vanadium halide redox flow battery: A vanadium halide redox cell including: a positive half cell containing a positive half cell solution including a halide electrolyte, a polyhalide complex, vanadium (IV) halide and vanadium (V) halide; a negative half cell containing a negative half cell solution including a halide electrolyte, vanadium (II) halide and vanadium (III)... Agent: Curatolo Sidoti Co., Lpa

20100291416 - State of charge marker for battery systems: An exemplary embodiment includes a battery cell electrode including a first material having a first potential versus state of charge (SOC) relationship; a second material having a second potential versus state of charge (SOC) relationship; wherein the second material becomes active to transfer ions at a selected SOC level to... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising Ethington P.C.

20100291421 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery with overcharging protection. According to an embodiment of the present invention, a rechargeable battery includes a case, a first electrode coupled to the case, a second electrode coupled to the case and the second electrode having a portion extending outside of the case, a short bar electrically... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100291422 - Cap assembly for use in lithium ion batteries: Provided is a cap assembly for use in cylindrical lithium ion batteries. The cap assembly includes an insulating gasket defining a through hole therein, a rupture plate positioned in the through hole, a vent plate soldered on and electrically connected to the rupture plate, a current interrupt device positioned on... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC

20100291423 - Electric storage device: A substantially U-shaped sealing strip and a sealing strip are formed on an outer container of the electric storage device as first sealing strips by heat sealing processing so as to surround an electrode housing portion. Further, a safety valve portion having a narrower sealing width than other sites is... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100291424 - Lifes2 battery with mixed salt electrolyte: An nonaqueous electrolyte blend for improved low temperature performance in lithium-iron disulfide cells is contemplated. The electrolyte has at least two solutes, including lithium iodide, wherein the lithium iodide is present at a concentration of 0.26 to 0.45 moles per liter of solvent and wherein the overall concentration of solutes... Agent: Michael C. Pophal Eveready Battery Company Inc

20100291425 - Secondary battery: A battery that can secure the sufficient capacity, reduces deviation of the pressure distribution inside a spirally wound electrode body, and shows the superior charge and discharge characteristics is provided. The battery includes: a spirally wound electrode body in which a cathode having a cathode active material layer on a... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100291426 - Flexible fusible link, systems, and methods: A fusible link includes a current collector element, a battery cell conductor pad, and at least one fusible conductor connecting the current collector element and the battery cell conductor pad. The current collector element can be a current collector conductor pad, a current collector conductor pad and a current collector... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP

20100291427 - Modular powertrain, systems, and methods: A power delivery system in an electric vehicle comprises a connection backplane configured to receive a plurality of modular batteries. The connection backplane operates to route power, status and control signals between a modular battery back, a controller, and a powertrain. A method of operating an EV comprises determining a... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP

20100291428 - Battery assemblies: Battery assemblies have been provided. In an embodiment, by way of example only, a battery assembly includes a casing including a plurality of walls defining a coolant chamber and a battery cell pocket disposed in the coolant chamber including a container section, a lip, and a first spacer, the lip... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)

20100291429 - Electrochemical nanofluid or particle suspension energy conversion and storage device: An electro-chemical energy conversion and storage device includes an enclosure, a first electrode operatively connected to the enclosure, a second electrode operatively connected to the enclosure, a nanofluid or particle suspension in the enclosure, a heat transfer unit, and a circulation system for circulating the nanofluid or particle suspension to... Agent: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC

20100291430 - Separator having porous coating layer and electrochemical device containing the same: A separator includes a porous substrate having a plurality of pores, and a porous coating layer formed on at least one surface of the porous substrate and made of a mixture of a plurality of filler particles and a binder polymer. The filler particles include electrode active material particles that... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100291431 - Thin film battery with protective packaging: A thin film battery comprises a support with a battery cell. A cover covers the support and a sealant extends around the battery cell, and along the side perimeter surfaces between the support and cover. A protective shell covers at least one side perimeter surface. In one version, the protective... Agent: Ashok K. Janah

20100291432 - Secondary battery and method of making the secondary battery: A secondary battery and a manufacturing method thereof are disclosed. In one embodiment, the secondary battery includes 1) an electrode assembly having an outer surface, 2) a sealing tape attached to and surrounding at least part of the outer surface of the electrode assembly and 3) a can accommodating the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100291433 - Battery cover structure for portable electronic device: A battery cover structure includes a removable cover and a main body. The cover defines two cutouts at an end thereof. The main body includes a first housing and a second housing. The first housing defines a through hole. An elastic arm extending from the first housing and is received... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100291434 - Connector and battery pack having the same: A connector electrically connecting a battery pack to an electronic device and a battery pack having the same, the connector including a connector body and contacts formed with the connector body and into which an external terminal is inserted to be electrically connected thereto, and supports formed between the connector... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100291435 - Battery parts having retaining and sealing features and associated methods of manufacture and use: Battery parts having retaining and sealing features and associated assemblies and methods are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a battery part includes a base portion that is configured to be embedded in battery container material of a corresponding battery container. The battery part and base portion include several torque resisting... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20100291436 - Asymmetric type bf3 complex: t

20100291437 - Phenyl sulfonate compound, nonaqueous electrolyte solution using the same, and lithium battery: (wherein X1 to X5 each independently represents a fluorine atom or a hydrogen atom, and from one to four of these are fluorine atoms; R2 represents a linear or branched alkyl group having from 1 to 6 carbon atoms, a linear or branched alkyl group having from 1 to 6... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100291438 - Electrode material, lithium-ion battery and method thereof: The invention provides an anode comprising a nanocomposite of graphene-oxide and a silicon-based polymer matrix. The anode exhibits a high energy density such as ˜800 mAhg−1 reversible capacity, a superlative power density that exceeds 250 kW/kg, a good stability, and a robust resistance to failure, among others. The anodes can... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20100291439 - Pasted zinc electrode for rechargeable nickel-zinc batteries: Active material for a negative electrode of a rechargeable zinc alkaline electrochemical cell is made with zinc metal particles coated with tin and/or lead. The zinc particles may be coated by adding lead and tin salts to a slurry containing zinc particles, a thickening agent and water. The remaining zinc... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20100291440 - Battery electrode: A material suitable for use as an electrode for a battery, comprising an article which comprises carbonized fabric having an impregnant therein.... Agent: Graftech International Holdings, Inc.

20100291441 - Negative electrode for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, method of manufacturing the same, and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery using the same: A negative electrode includes current collector in which concave portion and convex portion are formed at least one surface thereof, and columnar body which is formed by laminating n (n≧2) stages of columnar body portions which are formed on convex portion of current collector, and includes columnar body portions in... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100291442 - Primer for battery electrode: Primer arrangements that facilitate electrical conduction and adhesive connection between an electroactive material and a current collector are presented. In some embodiments, primer arrangements described herein include first and second primer layers. The first primer layer may be designed to provide good adhesion to a conductive support. In one particular... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100291443 - Air breathing lithium power cells: A cell suitable for use in a battery according to one embodiment includes a catalytic oxygen cathode; a stabilized zirconia electrolyte for selective oxygen anion transport; a molten salt electrolyte; and a lithium-based anode. A cell suitable for use in a battery according to another embodiment includes a catalytic oxygen... Agent: Llnl/zilka-kotab John H. Lee, Assistant Laboratory Counsel

20100291444 - Multilayer coatings for rechargeable batteries: A method for producing a rechargeable battery in the form of a multi-layer coating in one embodiment includes applying an active cathode material above an electrically conductive and electrochemically compatible substrate to form a cathode; applying a solid-phase ionically-conductive electrolyte material above the cathode as a second coating to form... Agent: Llnl/zilka-kotab John H. Lee, Assistant Laboratory Counsel

20100291445 - Fuel cell system and boost converter for fuel cell: Provided is a fuel cell system including a fuel cell which is a DC power source and boosting unit which boosts the output voltage of the fuel cell for supply to a load. The boosting unit has: a main boosting unit which has a switch and a coil and boosts... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100291450 - Control apparatus for starting fuel cell vehicle: A control device for starting a fuel cell is provided which is capable of preventing an excessive reduction of the terminal voltage of the fuel cell. A primary precharge portion, provided with a high voltage switch and a current limiter, is disposed at the output portion of a power storage... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20100291446 - Fuel cell system: An object of the present invention is to reduce the period of time required to stop a fuel cell system and to suppress freezing of a fuel cell. The fuel cell system includes a controller that controls operations of a fuel cell, and the controller operates the fuel cell in... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100291447 - Fuel cell system: Provided is a fuel cell system capable of supplying electric power to external loads without excess or deficiency even when switching between operation states is carried out. A warm-up timing judgment part judges whether or not it is time to carry out warm-up based on the temperature of a fuel... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100291448 - Fuel cell system: The fuel cell system includes a fuel cell; a hydrogen supply unit for supplying hydrogen to an anode channel of the fuel cell; an air-amount adjusting unit for adjusting the amount of air supplied to a cathode channel of the fuel cell and discharged from the cathode channel; an external... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100291451 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system of the present invention comprises a fuel cell (101); a first heat medium path through which a first heat medium for cooling the fuel cell (101) flows; a first flow control device (107) configured to flow the first heat medium in the first heat medium path;... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100291449 - Storage of fuel cell energy during startup and shutdown or other power transitions: During fuel cell startup and shutdown or other power reduction transitions of a fuel cell power plant, the excess electric energy generated by consumption of reactants is extracted by a storage control (200) in response to a controller (185) as current applied to an energy storage system 201 (a battery).... Agent: M. P. Williams

20100291452 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system increases an output voltage of a fuel cell if an electric power generation command value Pref for the fuel cell abruptly reduces while the fuel cell is being warmed up at a low-efficiency operation, which has lower electric power generation efficiency than that of a normal... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100291456 - Circulation check for fuel cell coolant: Systems of checking thermal-induced circulation of a coolant in a fuel cell stack are disclosed. The system includes coolant inlet and outlet lines extending from a fuel cell stack. A pump and a radiator are confluently connected to the coolant inlet and coolant outlet lines. In one embodiment, a valve... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising Ethington P.C.

20100291454 - Forced air fuel cell power system: A portable electricity generation device comprises a plurality of fuel cells, each fuel cell having an anode end with a catalyst facilitating the separation of hydrogen atoms into electrons and protons, a cathode end facilitating the combination of the electrons and protons into water molecules in the presence of oxygen,... Agent: Albrecht Tousi & Farnum PLLC

20100291453 - Fuel cell separator with heat conducting member or cooling fluid passages in a peripheral region of the cell: A fuel cell (100) includes a power generation part (800), a separator (600) that is alternately stacked on the power generation part (800), and a heat conduction member (900). The separator (600) has a first region that overlaps the power generation part (800) in the stacking direction and a second... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100291455 - Integration of an organic rankine cycle with a fuel cell: An Organic Rankine Cycle system is combined with a fuel cell system, with the working fluid of the Organic Rankine Cycle system being integrated directly into the cooling system for the fuel cell. The waste heat from the fuel cell is therefore applied directly to preheat and evaporate the working... Agent: Marjama Muldoon Blasiak & Sullivan LLP

20100291457 - Heat exchanging apparatus: A heat exchanging apparatus adapted to a fuel cell system includes a water-collecting tank, at least one first pipe, at least one second pipe, an airflow generator, and a housing. The water-collecting tank has a fluid outlet and is adapted to be communicated with a fuel-mixing tank of the fuel... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100291458 - Fuel cell stack: A fuel cell stack in which, even if the fuel cell stack is mounted in an inclined position, the performance of system components mounted on an end plate is maintained satisfactory. The fuel cell stack has a cell stack body formed by stacking a plurality of fuel battery single cells,... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100291459 - Segmented-in-series solid oxide fuel cell stack and fuel cell: A segmented-in-series solid oxide fuel cell stack of the invention comprises: an electrically-insulating porous support body having a gas passage therein; and a plurality of fuel cells arranged side by side on a surface of the support body. Each fuel cell have a first inner electrode layer; a current collector... Agent: Hogan Lovells US LLP

20100291460 - Membrane electrode assembly and method of producing the same and fuel cell: It is an object of the present invention to provide a method of producing a membrane electrode assembly using an interface resistance reducing composition which can simply reduce the resistance of the interface between an electrode and an electrolyte membrane in a short time at low temperatures at low pressure... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20100291461 - Preparation of nanostructured thin catalytic layer-based electrode ink: A method of making an electrode ink containing nanostructured catalyst elements is described. The method comprises providing an electrocatalyst decal comprising a carrying substrate having a nanostructured thin catalytic layer thereon, the nanostructure thin catalytic layer comprising nanostructured catalyst elements; providing a transfer substrate with an adhesive thereon; transferring the... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

20100291466 - Diffusion media formed by photopolymer based processes: A diffusion medium layer for a fuel cell, including an electrically conductive microtruss structure disposed between a pair of electrically conductive grids is provided. At least one of the microtruss structure and the grids is formed from a radiation-sensitive material. A fuel cell having the diffusion medium layer and a... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20100291463 - Electrode containing nanostructured thin catalytic layers and method of making: A method of transferring a nanostructured thin catalytic layer from its carrying substrate to a porous transfer substrate and further processing and restructuring the nanostructured thin catalytic layer on the porous transfer substrate is provided. The method includes transferring the nanostructured catalytic layer from its carrying substrate to a transfer... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

20100291467 - Fabrication of catalyst coated diffusion media layers containing nanostructured thin catalytic layers: A method of transferring nanostructured thin catalytic layers to a gas diffusion layer and thus making a catalyst coated diffusion media is described. The method includes treating the gas diffusion layer with a temporary adhesive to temporarily increase the adhesion strength within the microporous layer and to carbon fiber paper... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

20100291469 - Fuel cell: According to one embodiment, a fuel cell includes a plurality of planar membrane electrode assemblies each produced by integrating a fuel electrode, an oxidizer electrode and an electrolyte membrane sandwiched between the fuel electrode and the oxidizer electrode, and a polyhedral package frame having plural planes which are disposed in... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100291464 - Low contact resistance coated stainless steel bipolar plates for fuel cells: A bipolar plate to reduce electrical contact resistance between the plate and a diffusion layer used in a fuel cell. The opposing surfaces of the plate define flow channels with upstanding lands interspersed between them. The lands of the plate form an electrically-conductive contact with a diffusion layer in the... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

20100291462 - Method for producing membranes coated with a catalyst on both sides: C) removal of the first and second carrier from the first and second ionomer layer, respectively, and joining of the first semifinished product to the second semifinished product by joining of the first ionomer layer to the second ionomer layer.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100291470 - Separation membrane for solid polymer fuel cell and separation membrane-catalyst electrode assembly: Disclosed is a membrane for polymer electrolyte fuel cells, which is composed of a hydrocarbon anion-ex-change resin membrane wherein an anion-exchange group is covalently bonded to a hydrocarbon resin, and an adhesive layer formed on at least one side of the hydrocarbon anion-exchange resin membrane. The membrane for polymer electrolyte... Agent: Londa, Bruce S. Norris Mclaughlin & Marcus, Pa

20100291465 - Separator plates formed by photopolymer based processes: A separator plate for a fuel cell is provided, including a substrate having a radiation-cured first flow field layer disposed thereon. A method for fabricating the separator plate is also provided. The method includes the steps of providing a substrate; applying a first radiation-sensitive material to the substrate; placing a... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20100291468 - Solid oxide fuel cell (sofc) device having gradient interconnect: A solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) device having a gradient interconnect is provided, including a first gradient interconnect having opposing first and second surfaces, a first trench formed over the first surface of the first gradient interconnect, a second trench formed over the second surface of the first gradient interconnect,... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20100291471 - Novel cathode and electrolyte materials for solid oxide fuel cells and ion transport membranes: Novel cathode, electrolyte and oxygen separation materials are disclosed that operate at intermediate temperatures for use in solid oxide fuel cells and ion transport membranes based on oxides with perovskite related structures and an ordered arrangement of A site cations. The materials have significantly faster oxygen kinetics than in corresponding... Agent: Robert W Strozier, P.l.l.c

20100291472 - Power generating cell for fuel cell: An electrolyte membrane on the inside of annular frames with an anode-side electrode catalyst layer, a first gas diffusion layer and a first gas flow channel-forming body stacked on top of the membrane. An electrode catalyst layer, a second gas diffusion layer and a second gas flow channel-forming body are... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.

20100291473 - Fabrication of electrodes with multiple nanostructured thin catalytic layers: A method of making a reconstructed electrode having a plurality of nanostructured thin catalytic layers is provided. The method includes combining a donor decal comprising at least one nanostructured thin catalytic layer on a substrate with an acceptor decal comprising a porous substrate and at least one nanostructured thin catalytic... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

  
11/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20100285338 - System and method for pressure determination in a li-ion battery: An electrochemical battery system in one embodiment includes a first electrode, a second electrode spaced apart from the first electrode, a separator positioned between the first electrode and the second electrode, an active material within the second electrode, a pressure sensor in fluid connection with the second electrode, a memory... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20100285339 - System and method for charging and discharging a li-ion battery: An electrochemical battery system in one embodiment includes a first electrochemical cell, a second electrochemical cell, a memory in which command instructions are stored, and a processor configured to execute the command instructions to (i) selectively charge or discharge the first electrochemical cell based upon an evaluation of first criteria... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20100285340 - Module unit: A module unit includes a main body attached to a plurality of battery cells, a bus bar provided on the main body to electrically connect the battery cells, and a temperature sensor retained to the main body to measure a temperature of at least one of the battery cells. The... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20100285342 - Battery having enhanced electrical insulation capability: Disclosed is a battery including a cathode in which cathode active-material coating layers provided on both surfaces of a cathode collector are longitudinally deviated from each other, and an anode having at least one anode active-material coating layer provided on an anode collector, the cathode and anode being wound to... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100285341 - Preparation process for preventing deformation of jelly-roll type electrode assembly: Provided is a method for fabrication of a jelly-roll type electrode assembly having a cathode/separation membrane/anode laminate structure, including: (a) coating both sides of a porous substrate with organic/inorganic composite layers, each of which includes inorganic particles and an organic polymer as a binder, so as to fabricate a composite... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100285343 - Fixing mechanism for battery and electronic device using the same: A fixing mechanism to fix a battery to a main body of an electronic device includes a channel defined in the main body, the channel comprising two opposite openings at two ends thereof, a first fixing member fixed to one end of the channel, an electrically conductive second fixing member... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100285344 - Modular battery container: A selectively expandable vehicle battery container. The selectively expandable vehicle battery container includes a first modular body section at least partially defining a cavity for storing at least a portion of a battery, the cavity having a first open end and a second open end. At least the first open... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20100285345 - Portable electronic device: A portable electronic device includes a housing, a battery cover and a cushion. The battery cover removably latches the housing. The cushion is disposed between the housing and the battery cover for elastically contacting a battery. When the battery cover is assembled in the housing, the cushion may decrease any... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100285346 - Battery assembly with immersed cell temperature regulating: A battery assembly includes a casing with a casing wall having inner and outer surfaces and an opening therethrough and being shaped such that a coolant chamber is formed within the casing adjacent to the opening. A sleeve including a compressible material is inserted through the opening. The sleeve is... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)

20100285347 - Battery system: The battery system comprises battery blocks 3 having a plurality of battery cells 1 stacked with cooling gaps 4 established between the battery cells 1 to pass cooling gas; ventilating ducts 5, which are supply ducts 6 and exhaust ducts 7, disposed on both sides of the battery blocks to... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100285348 - Multilayer porous membrane and production method thereof: e

20100285349 - Lithium ion secondary battery, assembled battery, vehicle, battery-equipped device, battery system, and method for detecting deterioration of lithium ion secondary battery: Provided are a lithium-ion secondary battery capable of measuring the concentration of lithium ions in an stored electrolyte in a predetermined portion, an assembled battery using the same, a vehicle and a battery-equipped device equipped with the battery or the assembled battery, a battery system capable of acquiring the concentration-correlated... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100285352 - Electrochemical cells with tabs: The present invention provides electrochemical cells and batteries having one or more electrically conductive tabs and carbon sheet current collectors, where the tabs are connected to the carbon sheet current collectors; and methods of connecting the tabs to the carbon based current collectors. In one embodiment, the electrically conductive tabs... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100285350 - Electrolytic cell: An electrolytic cell has an insulating body, at least one metal plate, at least one carbon plate, an anode terminal connected electrically to one of at least one carbon plate and a cathode terminal connected electrically to one of at least one metal plate. The insulating body has a base... Agent: Patenttm.us

20100285351 - Li-ion battery with anode expansion area: An electrochemical cell in one embodiment includes a first electrode including a form of sulfur as an active material, a second electrode spaced apart from the first electrode, the second electrode including a plurality of nanowires, and a transfer member operably contacting the first electrode and the second electrode to... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20100285353 - Electrode structure for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, method for producing the same, and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: An electrode 13 has an active material layer 12 formed on each of two whole main surfaces of a current collector 11. A part of an electrode lead 14 overlaps the electrode 13. One end face of the electrode 13 in the width direction of the electrode 13 is flush... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100285354 - Assembly of nanotube encapsulated nanofibers nanostructure materials: CNT encapsulated carbon nanofibers (CNFs @ CNTs) having a one-dimensional structure are provided by selective assembling CNFs inside the channel of CNTs via impregnation of catalyst inside CNTs and subsequent chemical vapour deposition of hydrocarbon. The new structure is used as material for energy storage.... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

20100285355 - Li-ion battery with porous anode support: An electrochemical cell in one embodiment includes a first electrode, and a second electrode spaced apart from the first electrode, the second electrode including, a current collector, an electrically conducting rigid support frame electrically connected to the current collector, and an active material coated to the rigid support frame.... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20100285356 - Electrode for rechargeable lithium battery and method for manufacturing the same and rechargeable lithium battery including the electrode: An electrode for a rechargeable lithium battery and method of manufacturing a rechargeable lithium battery including the electrode is disclosed. In one embodiment, the electrode includes i) a current collector, ii) a first electrode composition layer provided on a surface of the current collector and iii) a second electrode composition... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100285357 - Li-ion battery with over-charge/over-discharge failsafe: An electrochemical cell in one embodiment includes a negative electrode including a form of lithium, a positive electrode spaced apart from the negative electrode, a separator positioned between the negative electrode and the positive electrode, an active material in the positive electrode including a form of lithium, and a gas... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20100285358 - Electrode including nanostructures for rechargeable cells: A lithium ion battery electrode includes silicon nanowires used for insertion of lithium ions and including a conductivity enhancement, the nanowires growth-rooted to the conductive substrate.... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20100285359 - Negative active material for rechargeable lithium battery and rechargeable lithium battery comprising same: A negative active material for a rechargeable lithium battery includes: a crystalline carbon core including pores; an amorphous carbon shell positioned on the core surface; metal nanoparticles dispersed inside the pores; and amorphous carbon inside the pores, wherein a first particle diameter difference (D50−D10) of the nanoparticles is from about... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100285360 - Li-ion battery with anode coating: An electrochemical cell in one embodiment includes a negative electrode including a form of lithium, a positive electrode spaced apart from the negative electrode, an electrolyte, a separator positioned between the negative electrode and the positive electrode, and a current collector in the negative electrode, the current collector including a... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20100285361 - Li-ion battery with load leveler: An electrochemical cell in one embodiment includes a negative electrode including a form of lithium, a positive electrode spaced apart from the negative electrode, a separator positioned between the negative electrode and the positive electrode, and an electrolyte including a load leveling agent in contact with the negative electrode.... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20100285366 - Active material, battery, and method for manufacturing electrode: An active material for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes first particles and second particles provided to coat the first particles so as to be scattered on the surfaces of the first particles. The circularity of the first particles coated with the second particles is 0.800 to 0.950, and the... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100285369 - Electrode and method for manufacturing the same: An electrode 30 (such as a positive electrode for a lithium ion battery) is provided in which an active material layer (35), having an electrode active material as a main component thereof, is held by a metallic power collector (32). A barrier layer (33) containing a non-water-soluble polymeric material (334)... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100285363 - Li-ion battery with blended electrode: An electrochemical cell with a blended cathode in one embodiment includes a negative electrode including a form of lithium, a positive electrode spaced apart from the negative electrode, a separator positioned between the negative electrode and the positive electrode, a first active material in the positive electrode including a form... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20100285365 - Li-ion battery with porous anode: An electrochemical cell in one embodiment includes a first electrode, and a second electrode spaced apart from the first electrode, the second electrode including a substrate of active material formed with a plurality of interconnected chambers defined by a respective one of a plurality of inwardly curving walls, and a... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20100285362 - Li-ion battery with selective moderating material: An electrochemical cell in one embodiment includes a negative electrode including a form of lithium, a positive electrode spaced apart from the negative electrode, a separator positioned between the negative electrode and the positive electrode, and a moderator layer positioned between the negative electrode and the separator.... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20100285364 - Li-ion battery with variable volume reservoir: An electrochemical cell in one embodiment includes a first electrode, a second electrode spaced apart from the first electrode, a separator positioned between the first electrode and the second electrode, an active material within the second electrode, and a variable volume reservoir in fluid connection with the active material, such... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20100285368 - Lithium ion battery: A lithium ion battery includes: a positive electrode; a negative electrode that includes a negative electrode active material layer that contains an alloy-formable active material; an ion permeable insulating layer that is interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode; and an ion conductive polymer layer that is interposed... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100285367 - Negative electrode active material for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, method for producing the same, and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A negative electrode active material for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes an element capable of forming an intermetallic compound with lithium. The negative electrode active material has a water content of 0 to 0.04 molecule per atom of the element. The non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a negative electrode... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100285370 - Electrode group with desirable heat dissipating performance for use in lithium ion batteries: An electrode group for use in lithium ion batteries includes an anode plate, a cathode plate and a separator disposed between the anode plate and the cathode plate. The anode plate includes an anode current collector and an anode film containing anode active material formed on the anode current collector.... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC

20100285371 - Novel separator and electrochemical device comprising the same: Disclosed is a separator comprising inorganic particle or aggregates thereof having a unique spectrum or color pattern according to a predetermined rule. Also, disclosed are an electrochemical device comprising the above separator and a method for identifying the origin or kind of the separator itself or the electrochemical device comprising... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100285372 - Multilayer solid electrolyte for lithium thin film batteries: A lithium metal thin-film battery composite structure is provided that includes a combination of a thin, stable, solid electrolyte layer [18] such as Lipon, designed in use to be in contact with a lithium metal anode layer; and a rapid-deposit solid electrolyte layer [16] such as LiAlF4 in contact with... Agent: Paul J White, Assoc. General Counsel National Renewable Energy Laboratory (nrel)

20100285374 - Electrolytic solution and lithium battery employing the same: An organic electrolytic solution including a lithium salt, an organic solvent, and a linear or cyclic polymerizable monomer that is negatively charged due to localization of electrons on the monomer, and a lithium battery employing the same. Since the organic electrolytic solution prevents decomposition of an electrolyte and elution from... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20100285373 - Non-aqueous electrolyte and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary power source comprising the same: [wherein Rs are independently fluorine, an alkoxy group or an aryloxy group and n is 3-4], a non-aqueous solvent, LiPF6 and at least one lithium amide selected from the group consisting of Li(FSO2)2N, Li(CF3SO2)2N and Li(C2F5SO2)2N, as well as a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary power source comprising the non-aqueous electrolyte, a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100285375 - Metal-air low temperature ionic liquid cell: The present application relates to an electrochemical metal-air cell in which a low temperature ionic liquid is used.... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20100285376 - Magnetic catalyst and method for manufacturing the same: Disclosed is a magnetic catalyst formed by a single or multiple nano metal shells wrapping a carrier, wherein at least one of the metal shells is iron, cobalt, or nickel. The magnetic catalyst with high catalyst efficiency can be applied in a hydrogen supply device, and the device can be... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100285377 - Hydrogen generator and fuel cell system including same: A hydrogen generator includes: a reformer (102) configured to generate a hydrogen-containing gas by a reforming reaction using a raw material; a combustor (104) configured to heat the reformer; an air supplying device (106) configured to supply combustion air to the combustor; a first heat exchanger (108) configured to recover... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100285378 - Pem-sofc hybrid power generation systems: A hybrid fuel cell system comprising a solid-oxide fuel cell system, a proton exchange membrane fuel cell system, a hydrocarbon reformer and a hydrogen separator. A large PEM provides output power, such as motive power for a vehicle, using hydrogen storage that may be resupplied from a separate hydrogen refilling... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc

20100285379 - Transitioning an electrochemical cell stack between a power producing mode and a pumping mode: A technique includes operating an electrochemical cell stack in a power producing mode, including communicating a fuel flow in an anode chamber of the stack and communicating an oxidant flow in a cathode chamber of the stack. The technique includes halting the oxidant flow and monitoring a voltage of the... Agent: Trop, Pruner & Hu, P.C.

20100285380 - Fuel cell system: A cell stack pair (100a, 100b) includes refrigerant introduction openings (42a, 42b) arranged at lower end portions of the cell stacks (100a, 100b) and also includes refrigerant discharge openings (44a, 44b) arranged at upper end portions of the cell stacks (100a, 100b), and the cell stack pair (100a, 100b) is... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100285381 - Method and apparatus for operating a fuel cell in combination with an orc system: An organic rankine cycle system is combined with a fuel system so as to use the waste heat from the fuel cell to both preheat and evaporate the working fluid in the organic rankine cycle system to thereby provide improved efficiencies in the system.... Agent: Marjama Muldoon Blasiak & Sullivan LLP

20100285382 - Fuel cell system and mobile article: The fuel cell system is provided with a fuel cell, a fuel supply system for supplying fuel gas to the fuel cell, an injector for regulating the gas state upstream in the fuel supply system and supplying the gas downstream, and control means for driving and controlling the injector at... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100285384 - Fuel cell: Disclosed is a fuel cell including: a membrane electrolyte assembly which includes a polymer electrolyte membrane and a pair of catalyst electrodes between which the polymer electrolyte membrane is held; and separators A and B between which the membrane electrolyte assembly is held, wherein the separator A includes first gas... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100285385 - Fuel cell stack having current flow across diffusion media: A fuel cell stack includes a plurality of adjacently stacked fuel cell modules each of which includes a plurality of adjacently aligned fuel cells that are connected in electrical series. The current flow between adjacent fuel cells is achieved across diffusion media of said adjacent fuel cells.... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100285383 - Repeater unit for a fuel cell stack: The invention relates to a repeating unit for a fuel cell stack comprising a membrane electrode assembly and a flow field designed to supply an active surface of the membrane electrode assembly with gas and comprising at least a gas passage orifice. According to the invention it is contemplated that... Agent: Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery

20100285386 - High power fuel stacks using metal separator plates: A separator plate for use in a fuel cell stack in a fuel cell device includes a porous core with a metal layer on either side of the porous core. The metal layer has through holes formed therein such as by perforation. The metal layers are contoured to provide flow... Agent: Dla Piper LLP (us) Attn: Patent Group

20100285387 - Segmented-in-series solid oxide fuel cell: There is obtained a segmented-in-series solid oxide fuel cell provided with a current turnaround structure and containing a porous electrically insulating substrate having a fuel flow path extending from a fuel feed port to a fuel discharge port, provided therein, and a pair of the top and back surfaces, in... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20100285388 - Catalyst-coated proton exchange membrane and process of producing same: The catalyst-coated membrane has a proton exchange membrane with two opposite sides, and a catalyst coating applied directly to one of the two sides, the catalyst coating having a plurality of openings defined therethrough and scattered thereacross, the openings defining passages to the proton exchange membrane in which corresponding electro-chemical... Agent: Londa, Bruce S. Norris Mclaughlin & Marcus, Pa

20100285390 - Catalytic membranes for co oxidation used in fuel cells: A fuel cell of the present invention comprises a cathode and an anode, one or both of the anode and the cathode including a catalyst comprising a bundle of longitudinally aligned graphitic carbon nanotubes including a catalytically active transition metal incorporated longitudinally and atomically distributed throughout the graphitic carbon walls... Agent: Olson & Cepuritis, Ltd.

20100285391 - Electrolyte-electrode assembly and method for manufacturing the same: An electrolyte-electrode assembly (MEA) includes: an electrolyte; an anode side electrode and a cathode side electrode formed so as to sandwich the electrolyte via intermediate layers. The anode side electrode has a thickness set to 1 μm, for example. A method for manufacturing the electrolyte-electrode assembly, i.e., the MEA includes... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100285389 - Fuel cell: The present invention relates to a fuel cell including a plurality of unit membrane electrode assemblies having an electrolyte membrane sandwiched by fuel electrodes and air electrodes. In recent years, attempts have been made to use fuel cells as power sources of portable electronic devices, and if the fuel cell... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100285392 - Electrocatalysts for fuel cells: Disclosed are metallized carbonaceous materials, processes for forming such materials, and electrodes and fuel cells comprising the disclosed materials.... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100285393 - Hydrogen-permeable structure, method of manufacturing thereof and fuel cell using the same: Objects of the present invention are to provide a hydrogen-permeable structure having excellent durability, in which adherence between a hydrogen-permeable base and a proton conductive film is excellent, peel-off at an interface thereof is suppressed, and stable performance can be kept for a long time, and to provide a method... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100285394 - Hybrid sealing composite for flat solid oxide fuel cell stack: The present invention provides a hybrid composite sealant, as a sealing material for a planar type solid oxide fuel cell stack, having a matrix of a glass composition, wherein a surface layer reinforced with platelet reinforcement particles is laminated on either one or both surfaces of an inner layer reinforced... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100285395 - Fuel cell: In a fuel cell having a cell structure in which a gas flow passage is formed by an expanded metal, a bond portion connecting a mesh of the expanded metal stands partially upright in a position where a bond length is shortened so as to form a part of a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100285396 - Non-noble metal inexpensive conductive coatings for fuel cell bipolar plates: One embodiment of the invention includes a process including providing an electrically conductive fuel cell component having a first face, and depositing a graphitic/conductive carbon film on the first face of the electrically conductive fuel cell component comprising sputtering a graphite target using a closed field unbalanced magnetron field.... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising Ethington P.C.

20100285397 - Hybrid catalyst, method of fabricating the same, and fuel cell comprising the same: A hybrid catalyst is disclosed, which has a structure of Pt/oxygen-donor/carbon-nanotube. The hybrid catalyst has a superior electrochemical characteristic and high carbon monoxide conversion efficiency even in a low reacting temperature, and thus is useful at detoxification of carbon monoxide. Besides, the oxygen-donor utilized in the present invention is cheap... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

  
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20100279153 - Battery systems, battery module, and method for cooling the battery module: Battery systems, a battery module, and a method for cooling the battery module are provided. The battery module includes a housing having a non-conductive oil disposed therein. The battery module further includes a battery cell disposed in the housing. The battery module further includes a cooling manifold disposed in the... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100279152 - Battery systems, battery modules, and method for cooling a battery module: Battery systems, battery modules, and a method for cooling a battery module are provided. The battery module includes a battery cell having a first side and a second side, and a first graphite sheet disposed on the first side of the battery cell that conducts heat energy from the battery... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100279154 - Battery systems, battery modules, and method for cooling a battery module: Battery systems, battery modules, and a method for cooling a battery module are provided. The battery module includes a first battery cell, and a first cooling fin having a first panel portion and first and second rail portions that are disposed on first and second ends, respectively, of the first... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100279155 - Lithium-ion battery with electrolyte additive: A rechargeable lithium-ion battery includes a positive electrode and a negative electrode that includes a lithium titanate active material. A separator is provided between the positive electrode and the negative electrode. The battery also includes an electrolyte and an electrolyte additive comprising at least one boroxine ring.... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100279156 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly, a case containing the electrode assembly and a cap assembly coupled to the case. The electrode assembly includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator between the first electrode and the second electrode. The cap assembly includes a cap plate and... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100279157 - Accumulator: An accumulator with an accumulator housing, having at least one cell changer, with several electrodes and liquid electrolyte in each cell chamber with at least one wall element in the cell chambers to divide the cell chambers into at least two intercommunicating volume chambers. In the lower region of the... Agent: Lathrop & Clark LLP

20100279162 - Electric energy storage device and method of manufacturing the same: Provided is an electric energy storage device including: a terminal block for external connection (300) connected to an external electrode connection member such as an external resistor; a cylindrical can (200) for accommodating an electrode winding body (100); an electrolyte (61) impregnated in the electrode winding body (100); and an... Agent: Jae Y. Park

20100279159 - Electrochemical cell and battery: The invention relates to an electrochemical single cell for a battery, and battery made from said single cells. The single cell comprises an electrode stack wound around a heat conducting bar and/or folded around a heat conducting bar. For the control of the single cell, the heat conducting bar is... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100279160 - Rechargeable secondary battery having improved safety against puncture and collapse: A rechargeable battery according to embodiments of the present invention has improved safety against puncture and collapse. The secondary battery includes an electrode assembly, a case, a first electrode terminal and a second electrode terminal, a cap plate, and a short circuit member. The electrode assembly includes a first electrode,... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100279158 - Secondary cell and its manufacturing method: A secondary battery includes an electrode group 5 formed by winding a positive electrode plate 1 and a negative electrode plate 2 with a separator 3 interposed therebetween. Each of the positive and negative electrode plates 1 and 2 includes a current collector 1 and mixture layers 8 and 9... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100279161 - Stack and folding-typed electrode assembly and method for preparation of the same: Disclosed herein is a method of locating a plurality of pull cells constructed in a cathode/separator/anode structure, as basic units, on a separator sheet having a continuous length, further locating a unit electrode or a bi-cell on the separator sheet, and winding the pull cells and unit electrode or the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100279163 - Battery cover latch assembly: A battery cover latch assembly comprises a battery housing member, a battery cover releasably secured to the battery housing member, a latch system and an adjustment system. The latch system is formed between the battery cover and the battery housing member, to secure the battery cover to the battery housing... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100279164 - Electronic device with battery cover latch: An electronic device includes a main body, a holder, a battery cover, a button and a resilient member. The main body defines an opening and a protruding hole. The holder is fixed to the main body. The battery cover is coupled to the main body and forms a catching tab.... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100279165 - Cathode composition and electrochemical cell comprising same: A cathode composition and a rechargeable electrochemical cell comprising same are disclosed. The cathode composition is described as comprising particles of one or more transition metal, alkali halometallate having a melting point of less than about 300 degrees Celsius, and at least one phosphorus composition additive selected from P-O compositions,... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20100279166 - Hot-swappable auxiliary battery module, auxiliary system and hot-swap method: A hot-swappable auxiliary battery module, a hot-swappable auxiliary system and a hot-swap auxiliary method swap are provided. The hot-swappable auxiliary battery module is applied to an electronic device including a first battery, a battery connector, and a first power jack. The first battery is connected to the battery connector to... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100279167 - Separator for a battery having a zinc electrode: The instant invention is a separator for a battery having a zinc electrode. The battery separator according to the instant invention includes a microporous membrane, and a coating on at least one surface of the microporous membrane. The coating includes a mixture of 25-40 weight % polymer and 60-75 weight... Agent: Hammer & Associates, P.C.

20100279168 - Pouch-type lithium secondary battery: A pouch-type lithium secondary battery includes an electrode assembly having an anode made of carbon material capable of occluding or emitting lithium ions, a cathode made of lithium-containing oxide, and a separator interposed between the cathode and the anode for electrical insulation therebetween; a pouch-type case made of sheet to... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100279169 - Battery cover: A battery cover includes an inner assembly and an outer assembly. The inner assembly includes an upper board defining an L-shaped groove, a bottom board screwed connected with the upper board; and a metal dome fixed between the upper board and the bottom board to pass throughout the bottom board... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100279170 - Rechargeable secondary battery having improved safety against puncture and collapse: A rechargeable battery having improved safety against puncture and collapse includes an electrode assembly, a case, a first electrode terminal and a second electrode terminal, a cap plate, and a short circuit member. The electrode assembly includes a first electrode, a separator, and a second electrode. The case contains the... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100279171 - Pulse laser welding aluminum alloy material, and battery case: This aims to provide a pulse laser welding aluminum alloy material, which can prevent the occurrence of an abnormal portion, when an A1000-series aluminum material is welded with a pulse laser, so that a satisfactory welded portion can be homogeneously formed, and a battery case. The pulse laser welding aluminum... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100279172 - Rechargeable lithium battery: A rechargeable lithium battery including: a negative electrode having a composite negative active material of a metal and a carbonaceous material; a positive electrode having a mixed positive active material of about 90 to 99 wt % of a first positive active material selected from cobalt, manganese, phosphate acid-based, or... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100279173 - Separator with improved ease of handling: Robust separator, which has on a substrate and in the intermediate spaces of the substrate, which comprises fibres of an electrically nonconducting material, an electrically nonconductive coating of oxide particles which are adhesively bonded to one another and to the substrate by an inorganic adhesive and comprise at least one... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100279174 - Secondary batteries with treated bentonite cathodes: Provided herein is an electrochemical cell for a secondary battery, which includes a positive electrode having an active intercalation cathode material of treated bentonite; a negative electrode material having an active anode material containing one of magnesium and sodium; an electrolyte positioned in contact with at least one of the... Agent: Charlotte C. Wilson

20100279175 - Secondary batteries with treated bentonite cathodes having enhanced conductivity: An electrochemical cell for a secondary battery is provided, which includes a positive electrode having an intercalation cathode material of bentonite; a negative electrode material having an anode material containing one of magnesium and sodium; an electrolyte positioned in contact with at least one of the positive electrode and the... Agent: Charlotte C. Wilson

20100279176 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and method for producing the same: The nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode 1, a negative electrode 2, and a solid electrolyte layer 3 arranged between the positive and negative electrodes. The positive electrode 1 includes a positive-electrode sintered body 10 formed by firing a powder containing a positive-electrode active material and includes a... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20100279177 - Carbon fiber conductive sheet and manufacturing method thereof: It discloses a carbon fiber conductive sheet and its manufacturing method. The manufacturing method includes the steps of (1) carding step, (2) hydro-entanglement processing step, (3) resin dipping step, (4) hot pressing step, (5) flattening step, (6) surface refining step, (7) first carbonization processing step, (8) second carbonization processing step,... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100279178 - Microbial fuel cell: Microbial fuel cells may include anode(s), cathode(s) and a biofilm attached to at least the anode. The biofilm may include bacterial cells adapted to facilitate transfer of a plurality of electrons to the anode from a feedstock. In an example embodiment, a microbial fuel surface may include a large surface... Agent: Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP

20100279180 - Process for the utilization of ruminant animal methane emissions: A process for the utilization of the methane produced by enteric fermentation, specifically to a process that utilizes methane produced by ruminant animals through enteric fermentation as a source of carbon and/or energy for the directed production of methane-based goods or processes is provided.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100279179 - System and method for directed self-assembly technique for the creation of carbon nanotube sensors and bio-fuel cells on single plane: Improved nanotube devices and systems/methods for fabrication thereof are provided. The present disclosure provides systems/methods for depositing controlled numbers of nanotubes with specific properties at predefined locations for the fabrication of nanotube devices. The nanotube devices may be utilized in a range of applications. A bio-fuel cell system that does... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP Stamford

20100279182 - Fuel cell system and method for removal of impurities from fuel cell electrodes: A fuel cell system and method of removing impurities from a catalyst are provided. The fuel cell system comprises a fuel cell stack comprising a pair of end plates and at least one unit cell. The unit cell contains a gas diffusion layer in contact with a membrane electrode assembly... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100279181 - Systems and methods for the separation of carbon dioxide and water: In some embodiments, fuel cells may be used in combination with fuel reforming or gasification to produce syngas. Certain aspects of the invention involve innovations related to the combined reforming and fuel cell process, that, in certain embodiments, do not depend upon water and carbon dioxide separation. It should be... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100279183 - Flexible power supply: Disclosed is a flexible power supply including a hydrogen supply device connected to a flexible fuel cell, wherein the hydrogen supply device includes a moldable hydrogen fuel. In one embodiment, the flexible fuel cell is a sheet structure, and the hydrogen supply device is a flexible flat bag, wherein the... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100279184 - Solid electrolyte fuel cell system: A solid electrolyte fuel cell system includes a reformer to produce a hydrogen-rich reformed gas from fuel, oxygen and water, and a stack structure including a stack of fuel cell units each receiving supply of the reformed gas and air, and producing electricity. The fuel cell system further includes a... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100279185 - Fuel cell system and method for starting up the same: Provided is a method for starting up a fuel cell system, in which reforming can be reliably performed from an early stage to more reliably prevent the oxidative degradation of the anode. A method for starting up a fuel cell system including a reformer for reforming a hydrocarbon-based fuel, and... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100279186 - Fuel battery system: A fuel battery system comprises a fuel battery stack, a hydrogen supply system for supplying hydrogen from a hydrogen tank, an oxidant gas supply system for supplying air serving as an oxidant by an air compressor, an electrical system including an impedance measuring unit for measuring the impedance of a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100279188 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system of the present invention includes: a fuel cell (11) configured to generate electric power using a fuel gas and an oxidizing gas; an anode off gas channel (34) through which an anode off gas discharged from an anode (2a) of the fuel cell (11) flows; a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100279187 - Fuel cell system and fuel cell vehicle: There is disclosed a fuel cell system having a motor which can be driven and generate a regenerative power by receiving the supply of a power, wherein an influence on power supply control is decreased. The fuel cell system fuel cell system comprises a fuel cell which generates a power... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100279189 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system having uniform temperature field, includes at least one fuel cell stack. The fuel cell stack includes a housing, a fuel cell module, and an air guiding device. The housing defines an internal receiving space, and has an air outlet zone and at least two air inlet... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100279190 - Cathode saturation arrangement for fuel cell power plant: The heat from various portions of a fuel cell power plant (110) are redistributed in a manner allowing desired modification of/to the heat removal means (152,156), e.g., radiator (152), included in the coolant loop for the fuel cell stack assembly (CSA) (12). A humidifier (70) added in the coolant loop... Agent: Stephen A. Schneeberger

20100279191 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system including a fuel cell, a gas-liquid separator, a tank, an outlet pipe, and an inlet pipe is disclosed. The gas-liquid separator separates off-gas discharged from the fuel cell into water and gas. The tank is capable of containing water separated by the gas-liquid separator. The outlet... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100279192 - Fuel cell system and control method of the system: Disclosed is a fuel cell system capable of stabilizing the power generation state of a fuel cell for a period of transition from a power generation stop state during an intermittent operation or the like to a usual operation. The fuel cell system supplies a fuel gas from a fuel... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100279193 - Fuel cell system and method for operating the system: The present invention is a fuel cell system including a fuel cell, an injector which is provided in a hydrogen supply channel of the fuel cell and which adjusts a gas state of an upstream side of the hydrogen supply channel to supply a gas toward a downstream side, and... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100279194 - Sulfur tolerant anode for solid oxide fuel cell: A solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) for use in generating electricity while tolerating sulfur content in a fuel input stream. The solid oxide fuel cell includes an electrolyte, a cathode, and a sulfur tolerant anode. The cathode is disposed on a first side of the electrolyte. The sulfur tolerant anode... Agent: Ceramatec, Inc.

20100279195 - Aligning method for repeating and non-repeating units in a fuel cell stack: An alignment system and method for assembling a fuel cell stack. Components of the fuel cell stack have internal alignment features and are aligned to a predetermined orientation during assembly. The system and method allow fuel cell stacks to be assembled within high tolerance levels while improving access to each... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100279198 - Composite polymer electrolyte membranes: The invention provides composite polymer electrolyte membranes (PEMs) that have reduced methanol crossover and can be used to fabricate catalyst coated membranes (CCMs), membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs), and fuel cells.... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP (sf)

20100279197 - Membrane-electrode binder having dual electrode, method of manufacturing the binder, and fuel cell comprising the same: A membrane-electrode binder for a fuel cell, a method of manufacturing the binder, and a fuel cell comprising the binder are provided, in which the membrane-electrode binder comprises a dual electrode constituted by a first electrode and a second electrode in a two-layer form, and a polymer electrolyte membrane disposed... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100279196 - Method of manufacturing 5-layer mea having improved electrical conductivity: The present invention provides a method of manufacturing a 5-layer MEA having an improved electrical conductivity capable of reducing electrical contact resistance between a catalyst layer and a micro-porous layer (MPL) by forming a new electrical conductive layer between the catalyst layer of a 3-layer MEA and the MPL.... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100279199 - Electrode for fuel cells and method for manufacturing the same, and fuel cell using the same: Provided is a method for manufacturing an electrode for fuel cells which can manufacture an electrode having superior electric power generation characteristics by enlarging the contact area of a polymer electrolyte with catalyst particles to increase the area of the three-phase interface, resulting in improvement of availability of the catalyst... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100279200 - Polymer electrolyte membrane and fuel cell comprising same: The present invention relates to an electrolyte membrane comprising an aluminum-based compound for a high-temperature fuel cell, and a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell comprising the electrolyte membrane. In particular, the present invention relates to an electrolyte membrane for a high-temperature fuel cell where an aluminum-based compound is added as... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100279201 - Proton exchange membrane and cell comprising such a membrane: A cell of a fuel cell comprises an anode, a cathode, and between the cathode and the anode, a layer of ceramic including activated boron nitride.... Agent: O'brien Jones, PLLC (w/nony & Partners)

20100279202 - Electrode catalyst and oxygen reduction electrode for cathode using the same: An electrode catalyst for an oxygen reduction electrode for use in a cathode of a polymer electrolyte fuel cell, produced by oxidizing ZrCN, wherein ZrCN and ZrO2 are detected by X-ray diffraction of the electrode catalyst, the electrode catalyst has an ionization potential of 5.0 to 6.0 eV, and ZrO2... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.

20100279203 - Carbohydrate anode for fuel cell and battery applications: Abiotic fuel cell and battery designs employing chemical dyes in alkaline solutions are disclosed. The fuel cells and batteries are capable of harnessing electrical power from various carbohydrates, including, but not limited to, glucose; in an anode design that does not require catalysts or membranes to separate half-cell reaction chambers.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100279204 - Separation membrane for direct liquid fuel type fuel cell & production method thereof: Disclosed is a separation membrane for direct liquid fuel cells, which is composed of a quaternary ammonium-type anion exchange membrane. The quaternary ammonium-type anion exchange membrane is produced as follows: a polymerizable composition containing a styrene having a haloalkyl group, a crosslinking polymerizable monomer, a compound having an epoxy group... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100279205 - Fuel cartridge, fuel cell, and electronic device: A fuel cartridge with which damage or break of a valve due to miss-loading or the like is able to be avoided and safety is able to be improved, a fuel cell, and an electronic device are provided. A fitting groove for fitting to a fuel cell body is provided... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100279206 - Sealing structure of fuel cell separator: The present invention provides a sealing structure of a sealing portion for maintaining the airtightness of a coolant passage in two stacked separators of a fuel cell, wherein a groove in which an adhesive is to be filled is formed on a surface of one of two separators, and dam... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100279208 - Fuel cell and biopolar plate for limiting leakage: A device for use in a fuel cell includes a bipolar plate having a region encompassing a flow field, and at least one channel that is located outside of the region for conveying a seal fluid to limit leakage of a reactant gas from a fuel cell.... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.

20100279207 - Fuel cell with integral manifold: A MEMS-based fuel cell has a substrate, an electrolyte in contact with the substrate, a cathode in contact with the electrolyte, an anode spaced apart from the cathode and in contact with the electrolyte, and an integral manifold for supplying either a fuel or an oxidant or both together, the... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100279209 - Metal separator plate for a fuel cell having a coating layer comprising carbon particles dispersed in a binder resin, and a production method therefor: Disclosed herein is a method of manufacturing a metallic bipolar plate for fuel cells, which can maintain good corrosion resistance and contact resistance without any side effect not only initially but also after a predetermined period of time even in an environment of severe vibration as in vehicles while allowing... Agent: David A. Einhorn, Esq. Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100279210 - Catalyst property control with intermixed inorganics: Nanostructured thin film catalysts which may be useful as fuel cell catalysts are provided, the catalyst materials including intermixed inorganic materials. In some embodiments the nanostructured thin film catalysts may include catalyst materials according to the formula PtxM(1-x) where x is between 0.3 and 0.9 and M is Nb, Bi,... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

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