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Chemistry: electrical current producing apparatus, product, and process December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/10

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12/30/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100330397 - Microbial power generation device: A microbial power generation device includes an anode chamber which maintains a microbe and which is supplied with influent which includes an electron donor, a cathode chamber supplied with an electron acceptor, a nonconductive membrane having a first face and an opposing second face and arranged between the anode chamber... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100330399 - Flexible battery container and method of use: A flashlight apparatus including a body portion formed from a woven material, the body portion having a longitudinal length and forming at least part of an adjustable cavity for containing at least one battery, and a head portion coupled to the body portion and having at least one of an... Agent: Victor A. Grossman, Esq

20100330398 - Semiconductor device, battery protection circuit and battery pack: A bidirectional Trench Lateral Power MOSFET (TLPM) can achieve a high breakdown voltage and a low on-resistance. A plurality of straight-shaped islands having circular portions at both ends are surrounded by a trench arrangement. The islands provide first n source regions and a second n source region is formed on... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20100330400 - Apparatus and methods for battery installation: Apparatus and methods for placement of battery packs in portable information handling systems such as notebook and netbook computers. A first set of pivot features may be provided on opposing sidewalls of a battery well that interface with a corresponding set of mating pivot features provided on exterior end surfaces... Agent: O'keefe, Egan, Peterman & Enders LLP

20100330401 - Non-balanced lithium-ion microbattery: The lithium-ion microbattery comprises a positive electrode having a first Li+ ion storage capacity and a first thickness made from a first lithium insertion material, an electrolyte and a negative electrode having a second storage capacity and a second thickness made from a second insertion material. The thicknesses are such... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100330402 - Cap assembly with desirable safety performance: A cap assembly with desirable safety performance for use in lithium ion batteries, includes an insulating gasket defining a through hole therein, a rupture plate positioned in the through hole, a vent plate defining an air hole electrically connected with the rupture plate, a current interrupt device disposed on the... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20100330403 - Coupling waste heat into batteries: A system for maintaining battery temperatures for energy storage systems using heat created by power electronic device needed to interface the batteries to external power sources or loads is described. Waste heat is a product of internal resistance found in all electronic devices passing current. High-temperature electronics comprised of, silicon-on-insulator,... Agent: Randy A Normann

20100330404 - Battery housing tray and assembled-battery housing tray using the same: A PTC resistor according to the present invention comprises at least one PTC composition which comprises at least one resin and at least two conductive materials. The at least two conductive materials comprises at least two conductive materials different from each other. The at least one PTC composition may comprise... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/panasonic

20100330405 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: [Solutions] A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes an electrode group 10 in which a positive electrode plate 4 including a positive electrode current collector 1 and a positive electrode material mixture layer 2a, 2b formed on the positive electrode current collector 1, and a negative electrode plate 8 including a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100330407 - Battery assembling mechanism of electronic device: A battery assembling mechanism of electronic device includes a housing and a sliding assembly, the housing has a first sidewall, the first sidewall defines an assembling hole; The sliding assembly includes a sliding unit slidably assembled on the housing and able to block a portion of the assembling hole. The... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100330406 - Electronic device with battery: An electronic device includes a main body including a chamber thereon, at least one latching portion defined in an inner side surface of the chamber, a battery received in the chamber, a battery cover to seal the chamber, an electrode connecting member fixed to the battery cover and contacting the... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100330408 - Battery module of excellent heat dissipation property and heat exchange member: Disclosed herein is a battery module including two or more plate-shaped battery cells sequentially stacked, wherein each of the plate-shaped battery cells is constructed in a structure in which an electrode assembly of a cathode/separator/anode structure is mounted in a battery case formed of a laminate sheet including a resin... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100330409 - Method and apparatus: A method including: a) depositing a masking material over a substrate comprising silicon; b) removing the masking material using a first process that removes the masking material in preference to silicon; c) removing silicon using a second process that removes silicon in preference to the masking material; d) continuously repeating... Agent: Harrington & Smith

20100330410 - Nonaqueous electrolyte rechargeable battery: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery according to the present invention includes: a negative-electrode current collector 16; a negative-electrode active material layer 15 provided on the negative-electrode current collector 16; a positive-electrode current collector 11; a positive-electrode active material layer 12 provided on a face of the positive-electrode current collector 11... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100330411 - Thin film battery and method of connecting electrode terminal of thin film battery: Provided is a thin film battery, including: a base substrate; a cathode current collector pattern and an anode current collector pattern being formed on the base substrate and being electrically separate from each other; a cathode terminal and an anode terminal being directly bonded with the cathode current collector pattern... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20100330413 - Metal-resin composite and method: A metal-resin composite comprises a metal substrate with concavities in the surface, a first coating layer on the surface of the metal substrate, a second coating layer on the first coating layer, and a third coating layer on the second coating layer. The first coating layer fills the concavities and... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100330412 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery including an electrode assembly, a can including a bottom plate and a sidewall extending from the bottom plate, the can being configured to accommodate the electrode assembly, and an insulating case including a plate-shaped main body facing the electrode assembly and a support part extending from the... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20100330414 - Battery can, method for producing the same, and battery: The method for producing a battery can according to this invention includes the steps of: (1) producing a battery can having a cylindrical side wall, a bottom, and an opening from a steel plate by a can-making process; (2) washing the battery can with tap water or industrial water; (3)... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100330415 - Secondary battery having an insulating case located between an electrode assembly and a cap assembly: A secondary battery having improved high and low temperature stability includes an insulating case which is prevented from being deformed and damaged at high and low temperatures. The secondary battery includes an electrode assembly, a case accommodating the electrode assembly, a cap assembly coupled with the case, and an insulating... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100330416 - Electrolyte injection and explosion proof device for use in power batteries: An electrolyte injection and explosion proof device for use in power batteries includes a cover defining an electrolyte injection hole, a rupture plate detachably disposed on the electrolyte injection hole, and an inner liner pressing the rupture plate on the electrolyte injection hole for sealing the same. The rupture plate... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100330417 - Rechargeable battery with electrolyte injection opening sealing member: A rechargeable battery having an electrolyte sealing member covering and sealing the electrolyte injection opening. An electrode assembly includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a separator wound in a jelly roll configuration. A case houses the electrode assembly. A cap assembly is combined with the case to seal... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100330418 - Polymer electrolyte, battery and method: A polymer electrolyte comprises a first polymeric matrix, a second polymeric matrix, and a lithium salt. The first polymeric matrix comprises pores. The second polymeric matrix is disposed in at least some of the pores of the first polymeric matrix. The lithium salt is disposed in at least some of... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100330419 - Electrospinning to fabricate battery electrodes: Provided are electrode assemblies that contain electrochemically active materials for use in batteries, such as lithium ion batteries. Provided also are methods for fabricating these assemblies. In certain embodiments, fabrication involves one or more electrospinning operations such as, for example, electrospinning to deposit a layer of fibers on a conductive... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20100330420 - Method for manufacturing electrochemical element electrode: Includes the steps of preparing a sheet-like current collector 4 having a plurality of bumps 4A on a surface thereof, the plurality of bumps having a height of 3 μm or greater and 10 μm or less; and forming an active material body having a stacked structure on each of... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100330421 - Core-shell high capacity nanowires for battery electrodes: Provided are nanostructures containing electrochemically active materials, battery electrodes containing these nanostructures for use in electrochemical batteries, such as lithium ion batteries, and methods of forming the nanostructures and battery electrodes. The nanostructures include conductive cores, inner shells containing active materials, and outer shells partially coating the inner shells. The... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20100330426 - Electrode active material and method of making the same: The invention provides an electrochemical cell which includes a first electrode and a second electrode which is a counter electrode to said first electrode, and an electrolyte material interposed there between. The first electrode includes an alkali metal phosphorous compound doped with an element having a valence state greater than... Agent: Valence Technology, Inc.

20100330423 - Interconnected hollow nanostructures containing high capacity active materials for use in rechargeable batteries: Provided are electrode layers for use in rechargeable batteries, such as lithium ion batteries, and related fabrication techniques. These electrode layers have interconnected hollow nanostructures that contain high capacity electrochemically active materials, such as silicon, tin, and germanium. In certain embodiments, a fabrication technique involves forming a nanoscale coating around... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20100330427 - Negative electrode and method for producing the same and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: In a negative electrode including a negative electrode plate, a negative electrode lead, and an alloy layer, the negative electrode plate includes a negative electrode current collector and a thin film-like negative electrode active material layer including an alloy-based negative electrode active material and being formed on a surface of... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100330424 - Negative electrode for lithium secondary batteries and lithium secondary battery: A negative electrode (2) for a lithium secondary battery having a negative electrode current collector (21) having an arithmetical mean surface roughness Ra of 0.01 μm or greater and a negative electrode active material layer (22) formed on the negative electrode current collector (21). The negative electrode active material layer... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100330425 - Passivation film for solid electrolyte interface of three dimensional copper containing electrode in energy storage device: A system and method for fabricating lithium-ion batteries using thin-film deposition processes that form three-dimensional structures is provided. In one embodiment, an anodic structure used to form an energy storage device is provided. The anodic structure comprises a conductive substrate, a plurality of conductive microstructures formed on the substrate, a... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP - - Appm/tx

20100330422 - Unit cell for secondary battery having conductive sheet layer and lithium ion secondary battery having the same: Disclosed herein is a unit cell for a lithium ion secondary battery, which includes an electrode laminate formed in such a manner that a plurality of unit structures are stacked, each of which includes and least one electrode and at least one separation layer; and at least one conductive sheet... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.

20100330428 - Method of making tin-based alloys for negative electrode compositions: Powder milling techniques, tin-based alloys formed thereby, and the use of such alloys as electrode compositions for lithium ion batteries are provided. The alloys include tin and at least one transition metal but contain no silicon. The powder milling is done using low energy roller milling (pebble milling).... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100330430 - Lithium secondary battery with high energy density: The present invention relates to electrodes for a lithium secondary battery with a high energy density and a secondary battery with a high energy density using the same. A negative electrode includes a material which can be alloyed with lithium alloy. A positive electrode is made of a transition metal... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100330429 - Positive electrode active material and lithium secondary battery: e

20100330431 - Electric storage device and fabricating method therefor: An electrode laminate unit 12 of an electric storage device 10 is composed of positive electrodes 14 and negative electrodes 15, which are alternately laminated, and a lithium electrode 16 is arranged at the outermost part of the electrode laminate unit 12 so as to oppose to the negative electrode... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100330432 - Powder mixture for manufacture of a battery electrode, a respective battery electrode and a method for manufacturing same: A method for manufacturing of a powder mixture for a battery electrode that includes suspending of particles of at least one binder within an inert solvent producing a first suspension, slowly suspending of particles of an active material within the first suspension producing a second suspension, drying of the second... Agent: Arc Patents

20100330433 - Fast cure gel polymer electrolytes: Fast-cure gel polymer electrolytes are prepared by trapping an oligo(alkylene glycol)siloxane or silane in a three dimensional polymer matrix. An ion-conducting phase of the electrolyte contains a siloxane or silane compound and a lithium salt. Such siloxanes or silanes include a silicon or silicon oxide group having four or less... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100330434 - Microbial fuel cell and method: A microbial fuel cell includes a cell housing having first and second chambers. The first chamber is adapted for containing a fluid including a biomas. The second chamber is adapted for containing an oxygenated fluid. A cathode extends into the cell housing second chamber and an anode segment of an... Agent: Alix, Yale & Ristas, LLP

20100330435 - Electrochemical energy storage device based on carbon dioxide as electroactive species: An electrochemical energy storage device comprising a primary positive electrode, a negative electrode, and one or more ionic conductors. The ionic conductors ionically connect the primary positive electrode with the negative electrode. The primary positive electrode comprises carbon dioxide (CO2) and a means for electrochemically reducing the CO2. This means... Agent: United States Department Of Energy

20100330436 - Zinc air cell adaptable to cellular phone and method for manufacturing the same: The present invention relates to a method of fabricating a zinc-air cell and a zinc-air cell fabricated using the same. The zinc-air cell includes a cup adapted to function as a sealant of the cell, a film adapted to function as an anode of the cell and bonded on the... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100330437 - Metal-air flow cell: A metal-air flow battery is provided that comprises a tank configured to contain an anode paste material; a reaction tube in fluid communication with the tank, the reaction tube comprising an air electrode, an outer surface configured to allow air to enter the reaction tube, and an internal passage; and... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100330438 - Passive dilution unit for diluting fuels: The present invention relates to a passive dilution unit which has a throughflow channel for fuel, the throughflow channel having at least one window in which a membrane provided with a catalyst is fitted. By means of diffusive processes, for example atmospheric oxygen can penetrate through the membrane to the... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100330439 - Electrochemical cells utilizing taylor vortex flows: Electrochemical cells (10), such as fuel cells (12) and fuel reformers (14), with rotating elements or electrodes (34, 24) that generate Taylor Vortex Flows (28, 50) and Circular Couette Flows (58) in fluids such as electrolytes and fuels are disclosed.... Agent: Cantor Colburn - Global Energy Science

20100330440 - Method of operating fuel cell with high power and high power fuel cell system: A fuel cell is operated with high power such that which a humidified gas and a dry gas are selectively supplied as oxidant to a cathode of the fuel cell. This method includes (S1) supplying a humidified gas while a power is constantly maintained or until the power begins to... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20100330441 - Garbage in power out (gipo) thermal conversion process: A system for gasifying a carbonaceous feedstock, such as municipal waste, to generate power includes a devolitization reactor that creates char from the feedstock and a gasifier that creates a product gas from both the char and from volatiles released when devolitizing the feedstock. The product gas is reacted in... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP New York

20100330442 - Proton exchange membrane fuel cell: A power generator comprising a hydrogen generator and a fuel cell stack having an anode exposed to hydrogen from the hydrogen generator and a cathode exposed to an ambient environment. Hydrophobic and hydrophilic layers are used to promote flow of water away from the cathode. A diffusion path thus separates... Agent: Honeywell/slw Patent Services

20100330443 - Hydrogen production method, hydrogen production system, and fuel cell system: A hydrogen production method includes: a first process in which nitrogen compounds of metal and water are reacted to produce ammonia and hydroxide of the metal; a second process in which hydrogen compounds of a metal and the ammonia produced in the first process are reacted; and a third process... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100330444 - Hydrogen generating apparatus and fuel cell system: A hydrogen generating apparatus (10) of the present invention includes a desulfurizer (7) which is supplied with a raw material and which is configured to remove sulfur compounds present in the raw material, a reformer (17) which is configured to form a hydrogen containing gas from the raw material which... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100330445 - Fuel reformers utilizing taylor vortex flows: Steam, partial oxidation and pyrolytic fuel reformers (14 or 90) with rotating cylindrical surfaces (18, 24 or 92, 96) that generate Taylor Vortex Flows (28 or 98) and Circular Couette Flows (58, 99) for extracting hydrogen from hydrocarbon fuels such as methane (CH4), methanol (CH3OH), ethanol (C2H5OH), propane (C3H8), butane... Agent: Cantor Colburn - Global Energy Science

20100330446 - Hydrogen system and method for starting up a hydrogen system: A hydrogen system (10) comprising a reformer (12), in which a vaporized hydrocarbon fuel (50) is reformed to yield a reformate gas (62) comprising hydrogen, and a hydrogen consumer (40), the reformer and the hydrogen consumer being arranged in fluid communication such that the reformate gas can be fed to... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100330447 - Fuel cell system and method: A fuel cell system capable of appropriately regenerating a catalyst on a cathode side or an anode side is provided. A fuel cell system (1) includes regeneration processing means (21, 24, 33, 35) for performing a regeneration process that revives the catalyst in a fuel cell (2) from a state... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100330448 - Fuel cell power plant having improved operating efficiencies: A fuel cell power plant (10) includes an oxidant stream controlled to enter a fuel cell (12) of the plant at a pressure of between about 0.058 pounds per square inch gas (‘psig’) and about 4.4 psig and the oxidant stream passes through the fuel cell (12) at an oxidant... Agent: Malcolm J Chisholm Jr

20100330449 - Fuel cell system and stack thereof: A fuel cell system includes a fuel supply, an air supply, a plurality of unit cells being stacked, and a stack. The stack includes: a plurality of unit cells, each comprising separators and a membrane assembly (MEA) disposed between the separators; a fuel inlet configured to introduce a fuel to... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100330450 - Tubular solid oxide fuel cells with porous metal supports and ceramic interconnections: An intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell structure capable of operating at from 600° C. to 800° C. having a very thin porous hollow elongated metallic support tube having a thickness from 0.10 mm to 1.0 mm, preferably 0.10 mm to 0.35 mm, a porosity of from 25 vol. %... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100330451 - Electrode catalyst substrate and method for producing the same, and polymer electrolyte fuel cell: A method for producing an electrode catalyst substrate is provided herein, which comprises a carbon film forming step of forming a porous carbon film on a base, a hydrophilization step of hydrophilizing the porous carbon film, an immersion step of immersing the base in a solution prepared by dissolving catalytic... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100330452 - Layered electrodes and membrane electrode assemblies employing the same: According to at least one aspect of the present invention, a layered catalyst having an active area is provided. In at least one embodiment, the layered electrode includes a first catalyst layer having a first noble metal concentration and a first ionomer concentration, and a second catalyst layer disposed next... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl

20100330454 - Polymer electrolyte composition: A polymer electrolyte composition comprising a component (A) defined below, and at least one kind of a component (B) selected from the group consisting of a component (B1) defined below and a component (B2) defined below: (A) a polymer electrolyte; (B1) a compound having a degree of affinity for platinum... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100330453 - Polymer electrolyte membrane for fuel cell system and manufacturing method thereof: A polymer electrolyte membrane for a fuel cell has a crystalline fusion enthalpy measured by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) of about 67.3 J/g or more. Such crystallinity improves dimensional stability, mechanical characteristics, and ion conductivity of the polymer electrolyte membrane.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100330455 - Advanced solid acid electrolyte composites: Solid acid/surface-hydrogen-containing secondary component electrolyte composites, methods of synthesizing such materials, electrochemical device incorporating such materials, and uses of such materials in fuel cells, membrane reactors and hydrogen separations are provided. The stable electrolyte composite material comprises a solid acid component capable of undergoing rotational disorder of oxyanion groups and... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100330456 - Solid polymer electrolyte membrane and production method of the same: An object is to provide a solid polymer electrolyte membrane for solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell, which has high durability, as well as a membrane electrode assembly and a solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell, each containing the same. The solid polymer electrolyte membrane is produced using polymer electrolyte-containing solution preparation... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100330457 - Solid oxide fuel cell: A stacked body for a solid oxide fuel cell includes a fuel electrode layer having a fuel channel formed therein, an electrolyte layer, and an air electrode layer. The fuel electrode layer contains zircon. With this, the degree of the contraction of the fuel electrode layer, which is produced when... Agent: Burr & Brown

20100330458 - Variable catalyst loading based on flow field geometry: A fuel cell including a membrane electrode assembly composed of a ionically conductive member sandwiched between a pair of electrodes. At least one of the electrodes including a catalyst loading characterized by catalytic activity that varies in proportion to the catalyst loading. Moreover, the fuel cell includes a flow path... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100330459 - Direct reaction fuel cells utilizing taylor vortex flows: Direct reaction fuel cells (10) and fuel cell batteries (200) with rotating electrodes (18) that generate Taylor Vortex Flows (54) and Circular Couette Flows (56) in electrolyte chambers (24) are disclosed.... Agent: Cantor Colburn - Global Energy Science

20100330460 - Dynamic accelerated reaction batteries utilizing taylor vortex flows: Dynamic accelerated reaction batteries (10, 100, 200) with rotating electrodes (14x, 20x, 104x, 106x,) or rotating membranes (208) or fuel cells (412C, 412D) that generate Taylor Vortex Flows (54, 122, 228, 454) and Circular Couette Flows (56, 124, 230) in electrolyte chambers (38x,126x, 206, 438x) are disclosed.... Agent: Cantor Colburn - Global Energy Science

20100330461 - Fuel cell: In a fuel cell, an elastic body provides first protrusion T10 that encompasses the perimeter of the passage hole at plate member 40 and the leading edge of which spans the entire region and tightly adheres to plate member 40, provides second protrusion S20 that is disposed within the placement... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100330462 - Corrosion resistant molded graphite plates for highly corrosive electrochemical devices: A graphite plate for electrochemical devices produced from a mixture of solid thermosetting ether-based epoxy resin particles and graphite particles compression molded at room temperature and heated to a temperature greater than about 200° C.... Agent: Mark E. Fejer Gas Technology Institute

20100330463 - Process for preparing of a catalyst solution for fuel cell and a membrane electrode assembly using the same: The present invention discloses a process for preparing catalyst solution for a membrane-electrode assembly in a fuel cell, which comprises the steps of a) mixing a catalyst solution (Solution A) wherein catalyst particles are dispersed in water and an ion conductive resin solution (Solution B) wherein an ion conductive resin... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

  
12/23/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100323226 - Battery pack: A battery pack that includes a holder to accommodate bare cells and a lead plate electrically connected to the holder. The lead plate includes female and male coupling members such that the holder is easily assembled with the lead plate and an error occurring when the holder and the lead... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20100323224 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery. A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly; a can containing the electrode assembly and including a plate, a wall extending from the plate in a first direction to a first end and defining a first cavity having a first opening opposite the plate, and a first extension... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100323225 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery, including a bare cell provided with coupling portion, a protection circuit module provided with a circuit board, and connecting member electrically connecting the bare cell to the protection circuit module. The coupling portion has a contact recess. The protection circuit module is adapted to control the charging/discharging... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100323227 - Water refilling plug for battery cells: The invention relates to a water filling connector for automatically filling battery cells, having a cylindrical connector housing (12) comprising a connector fitting (26) for water inlet into the housing (12) and a valve actuated by a swimmer and having a ring-shaped valve body (38) and a conical valve seat... Agent: Themis Law

20100323228 - Lead acid battery manufacturing method and lead acid battery: A first gas exhaust path A for guiding gas generated in a plate pack from a cell compartment 2a to a recess 4 formed in a cover 3 is formed in the cover 3 of a lead-acid battery. A top lid 7 is placed on the top surface of the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100323229 - Push-in turn-out vent cap for lead-acid battery: A battery vent cap capable of push-in installation and turn-out removal. The cap includes bayonet tabs. The tabs in turn each include a ramp portion to facilitate movement of the cap bayonet tabs past bayonet tabs in a battery vent port as the vent cap is inserted into the port... Agent: Warner Norcross & Judd LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100323230 - Separator for progressing united force to electrode and electrochemical containing the same: A separator includes a porous substrate having a plurality of pores; a porous coating layer formed on at least one surface of the porous substrate and made of a mixture of a plurality of inorganic particles and a binder polymer; and a dot pattern layer formed on a surface of... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100323233 - Electric separator, method for the production and use thereof: The present invention relates to electrical separators and to a process for making them. An electrical separator is a separator used in batteries and other arrangements in which electrodes have to be separated from each other while maintaining ion conductivity for example. The separator is preferably a thin porous insulating... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100323232 - Mixed metal oxide and sodium secondary battery: e

20100323231 - Positive electrode active material, sodium secondary battery, and production method of olivine-type phosphate: Disclosed are a positive electrode active material and a method for producing an olivine-type phosphate. The positive electrode active material comprises an olivine-type phosphate represented by the following formula (I), wherein the maximum peak in an X-ray diffraction pattern obtained using a CuKα ray is the peak of the (031)... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100323235 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and combined battery: According to one embodiment, a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a metal container, an electrode group housed in the metal container and including a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a separator interposed between the negative and the positive electrodes, a non-aqueous electrolyte housed in the metal container, a positive... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100323234 - Rechargeable battery and module thereof: A rechargeable battery includes an electrode group in a case, the electrode group including a first electrode and a second electrode, a cap plate coupled to the case, an electrode terminal electrically connected to the first electrode, the electrode terminal being electrically insulated from the cap plate, and a current... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20100323236 - Power supply apparatus: A power supply apparatus is equipped an assembled battery, a case that accommodates the assembled battery, and a connecting mechanism that is attached to an outside of the case, wherein the connecting mechanism connects two selected cells. The connecting mechanism includes a fixation portion and a disconnection portion. The fixation... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100323237 - Battery connector coupling: An information handling system (IHS) includes an IHS chassis having a processor and defining a battery housing. An IHS connector is located adjacent the battery housing and is electrically coupled to the processor. A battery is located in the battery housing and includes a battery chassis that houses at least... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20100323238 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery for electronic appliance to be accommodated in an electronic appliance, thereby feeding an electric power to the electronic appliance, is disclosed, which includes a battery cell in which a positive electrode, a negative electrode and an electrolyte are accommodated in a pack, and a positive electrode terminal... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100323239 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery includes an electrode group with a separator, a positive electrode, and a negative electrode in a case, a cap plate for sealing the case and including a terminal hole, an electrode terminal extending through the terminal hole, and a lead tab connecting the electrode terminal to the... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20100323240 - Method for producing lithium difluorophosphate and nonaqueous electrolyte battery using the same: [Means for Solving Problems] To provide an electrolyte solution for a nonaqueous electrolyte battery which solution contains lithium difluorophosphate, in such a manner as to produce lithium difluorophosphate in the electrolyte solution by reacting a halide other than a fluoride, LiPF6 and water in a nonaqueous solvent, the lithium difluorophosphate... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100323241 - Electrode structure for lithium secondary battery and secondary battery having such electrode structure: An electrode structure for a lithium secondary battery including: a main active material layer including a metal powder selected from silicon, tin and an alloy thereof that can store and discharge lithium by electrochemical reaction, and a binder of an organic polymer; and a current collector. The main active material... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100323242 - Electrode binder for secondary battery and secondary battery using the same: Disclosed is an electrode binder for a secondary battery, an electrode including the electrode binder, and the secondary battery. The disclosed electrode binder for the secondary battery includes a polymer whose cohesion force with a metal (loid) electrode active material is equal to or more than 100 gf/cm, and adhesion... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100323243 - Hydrogen-absorbing alloy for alkaline storage battery and method for manufacturing the same: A hydrogen-absorbing alloy for an alkaline storage battery with high power characteristics and excellent output power stability and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. The hydrogen-absorbing alloy for an alkaline storage battery of the invention is represented by ABn (A: LaxReyMg1-x-y, B: Nin-zTz, Re: at least one element... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100323244 - Battery electrodes and methods of manufacture: This disclosure relates to compositions and methods of manufacture of electrodes for batteries, including rechargeable lithium batteries, wherein at least one electrode comprises an electroactive material and a malleable metal. The electrode may be substantially free of other conductive additives and organic binders. Manufacture of the electrode may be performed... Agent: Wilmerhale/a123

20100323245 - A method for preparing a particulate cathode material, and the material obtained by said method: Disclosed are a method for preparing a complex oxide particle composition, the so-prepared particle composition and its use as electrode material. This composition comprises complex oxide particles having a non powdery conductive carbon deposit on at least part of their surface. Its method of preparation comprises nanogrinding complex oxide particles... Agent: Sofer & Haroun LLP.

20100323246 - Cathode of lithium battery and method for fabricating the same: A cathode of a lithium battery includes a composite film. The composite film includes a carbon nanotube film structure and a plurality of active material particles dispersed therein. A method for fabricating the cathode of the lithium battery includes the steps of (a) providing an array of carbon nanotubes; (b)... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100323247 - Electrolyte and battery: A battery using an electrolyte with which favorable ion conductivity is able to be secured at low temperature is provided. A solid electrolyte is provided between a cathode in which a cathode active material layer is formed on a cathode current collector and an anode in which an anode active... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100323248 - Structures having one or more super-hydrophobic surfaces and methods of forming same: Methods of forming hydrophobic surfaces or structures include spraying droplets of a material onto features on a surface of a substrate and at least partially coating the features with a material formed from the droplets. Methods of forming fuel or electrolytic cells include forming a plurality of features in a... Agent: Traskbritt / Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC

20100323249 - Air electrode: Provided are an air electrode having a structure in which an anion exchange membrane and an air electrode catalyst layer are laminated and the anion exchange membrane is disposed in contact with an aqueous alkaline solution; and a metal-air battery, an alkaline fuel cell, and a water electrolysis device each... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100323250 - Desulfurizing system for a fuel cell power plant: The system (40) provides for directing a hydrogen-rich reformate fuel stream from a reformer (42) through a sulfur removal bed (50) having a sulfur removal material consisting of manganese oxide secured to a support material. A regeneration fluid is intermittently directed through the bed (50) to remove sulfur and regenerate... Agent: Malcolm J Chisholm Jr

20100323251 - Humidification cell: A humidification cell of a fuel cell apparatus includes a first outer plate and a second outer plate. A gas chamber, a humidification chamber and a water-permeable membrane separating the two chambers, are disposed between the first outer plate and the second outer plate, starting from the first outer plate.... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100323252 - Fuel cell system: In a fuel cell system having an ejector downstream a hydrogen pump, the pressure of a hydrogen-off gas is efficiently increased with a simple configuration. The fuel cell system includes: an ejector that merges a hydrogen gas to be supplied from a hydrogen tank to a fuel cell with a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100323254 - Energy supply system: An energy supplying system is provided with an energy generating section that generates energy by being supplied with hydrogen and oxygen, a hydrogen supplying unit that generates hydrogen by a reaction of water contained in exhaust gas from the energy generation unit with magnesium hydride contained therein, a regenerating section... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100323253 - Systems and methods for hydrogen storage and generation from water using lithium based materials: A process for forming lithium hydride for use in storing and producing hydrogen is presented. The process includes reacting lithium oxide with water to form a regenerated lithium hydroxide and reacting the regenerated lithium hydroxide with magnesium to form magnesium oxide and a regenerated lithium hydride. The magnesium oxide can... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20100323255 - Fuel cell system suitable for complex fuels and a method of operation of the same: A fuel cell system including an electrode-electrolyte assembly having a first catalytic electrode coupled to one side of the electrode-electrolyte assembly, and a second catalytic electrode coupled to a generally opposite side of the electrode-electrolyte assembly. The fuel cell system includes a first conduit in fluid communication with the first... Agent: Michaud-kinney Group LLP

20100323256 - Fuel cell system and operating process: A fuel cell system (1), especially in a motor vehicle, is provided with a fuel cell (2), which generates electric current during the operation from anode gas and cathode gas, with a residual gas burner (3), which reacts anode waste gas with cathode waste gas into burner waste gas during... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20100323257 - Fuel processing apparatus, fuel cell system including fuel processing apparatus, and method for operating fuel processing apparatus: A fuel processing apparatus of the present invention includes: a reformer (110); a raw material supplying unit (201) configured to supply a raw material through a raw material supplying passage (113) to the reformer (110) and block the supply of the raw material; a steam supplying unit (114) configured to... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100323258 - Electric-field enhanced performance in catalysis and solid-state devices involving gases: Electrode configurations for electric-field enhanced performance in catalysis and solid-state devices involving gases are provided. According to an embodiment, electric-field electrodes can be incorporated in devices such as gas sensors and fuel cells to shape an electric field provided with respect to sensing electrodes for the gas sensors and surfaces... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20100323259 - Integrated valve system for fuel cell stack: The present invention provides a novel integrated valve system for a fuel cell stack, in which an air shut-off valve for preventing the inflow of air when a fuel cell shuts down and a dry gas purge valve for improving cold startability are coaxially coupled to each other so that... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100323260 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system capable of adequately controlling the water content of a fuel cell is provided. An impedance reference value is stored in a memory for an impedance comparator. The impedance reference value is a reference value that is set in order to prevent the water content in a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100323261 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system having a fuel cell, a coolant supply device for circulating a supply of the coolant through a coolant path for cooling the fuel cell, a fuel cell temperature detector for detecting a temperature of the fuel cell, a coolant temperature detector for detecting a temperature of... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20100323262 - Reactant delivery to a reactive surface in a channel: The present invention provides geometric arrangements for channels through which liquids or other fluids can be made to flow, for enhanced performance of fuel cells or other chemical or biochemical reactors or analyzers. Systems and methods including these improved geometries are described herein for enhanced performance of a variety of... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100323263 - Fuel cell system: Disclosed is a fuel cell system including a fuel cell, a pipe forming a fuel supply passage through which a fuel gas supplied from a fuel supply source flows to the fuel cell, an on/off valve which regulates a gas state on the upstream side of the fuel supply passage... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100323264 - Fuel system using redox flow battery: An automotive or other power system including a flow cell, in which the stack that provides power is readily isolated from the storage vessels holding the cathode slurry and anode slurry (alternatively called “fuel”) is described. A method of use is also provided, in which the “fuel” tanks are removable... Agent: Wilmerhale/a123

20100323265 - Membrane electrode assembly and fuel cell: There are provided a membrane electrode assembly in which favorable water circulation is brought about within a cell and which is superior in self-humidification performance, and a fuel cell stack comprising fuel cells comprising such a membrane electrode assembly. A membrane electrode assembly 4 comprises: an electrolyte membrane 1; and... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100323266 - Material for solid oxide fuel cell interconnector, unit cell for solid oxide fuel cell, and solid oxide fuel cell: An interconnector material having a high degree of densification, a unit cell for a solid oxide fuel cell that has a high degree of gas tightness at the contact interface between the electrolyte and the interconnector, and a solid oxide fuel cell having superior reliability are provided in an inexpensive... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20100323267 - Method for producing an electrically insulating sealing arrangement for a fuel cell stack and sealing arrangement for a fuel cell stack: In order to create a method for producing an electrically insulating sealing assembly for producing a seal between two components of a fuel cell stack, which allows for production of a sealing assembly that offers long-term stability during operation of a fuel cell system and provides good gas tightness and... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20100323268 - System and method for forming conductors of an energy generating device: An electrical circuit is presented that includes an anode conductor formed from a first wire lead and a cathode conductor formed from a second wire lead. The first wire lead and the second wire lead are each comprised of wire having a predetermined diameter. At least a portion of the... Agent: Michaud-kinney Group LLP

20100323269 - Catalyst layer and preparation process thereof, and membrane-electrode assembly and polymer electrolyte fuel cell using the catalyst layer: In a membrane-electrode assembly for polymer electrolyte fuel cells comprising a polymer electrolyte membrane and two gas diffusion electrodes being bonded to the membrane so that the membrane can be between them, at least one catalyst layer constituting the gas diffusion electrodes characterized in that the ion-conductive binder comprises a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100323270 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell includes: an anode-forming layer that is provided on an outer side of one surface of an electrolyte membrane and that includes an anode; a cathode provided on an outer side of another surface of the electrolyte membrane; a partition wall portion that is formed in the anode-forming... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100323271 - Membrane-electrode assembly and fuel cell having the same: A membrane-electrode assembly (10) is characterized by including an electrolytic membrane (11) having proton conductivity and a first electrode (12) jointed on the electrolytic membrane. The first electrode has a catalyst (121, 122) and a first ionomer (123) covering the catalyst and acting as a proton exchange group. A ratio... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100323272 - Carbon catalyst, slurry containing the carbon catalyst, process for producing carbon catalyst, and fuel cell, storage device, and environmental catalyst each employing carbon catalyst: The present invention is made to provide a carbon catalyst capable of preventing the coarsening of particles of nanoshell structure of carbon which causes reduction in activity for oxygen reduction reaction. The carbon catalyst is produced by the steps of: preparing a carbon precursor polymer; mixing a transition metal or... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100323274 - Fuel cell electrode catalyst and polymer electrolyte fuel cell using the same: This invention provides a fuel cell electrode catalyst in which at least one transition metal element and at least one chalcogen element are supported on a conductive support, wherein the fuel cell electrode catalyst comprises a core portion comprising a transition metal crystal and a shell portion comprising surface atoms... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100323273 - Fuel cell electrodes with traizole modified polymers and membrane electrode assemblies incorporating same: Embodiments of the present inventions are directed to fuel cell electrodes in membrane electrode assemblies, and methods of making same wherein the fuel cell electrodes comprise a catalyst layer and a gas diffusion layer. The catalyst layer comprises at least one catalyst, phosphoric acid and a binder comprising at least... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

20100323275 - Ion conductive composition, ion conductive film containing the same, electrode catalyst material, and fuel cell: An object of the present invention is to provide an ion-conductive composition that has proton conductivity over a wide temperature range, including the intermediate and high temperature range of 100° C. and higher, and an ion-conductive composite material such as ion-conductive membrane prepared from the composition. The composite ion-conductive material... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100323276 - Surface treated carbon coatings for flow field plates: A flow field plate having a low resistance coating for fuel cell applications is described. In one embodiment, the flow field plate includes a metal plate having a first surface and a second surface, the first surface defining a plurality of channels for directing flow of a first gaseous composition;... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

20100323278 - High power density fuel cell: A phosphoric acid fuel cell according to one embodiment includes an array of microchannels defined by a porous electrolyte support structure extending between bottom and upper support layers, the microchannels including fuel and oxidant microchannels; fuel electrodes formed along some of the microchannels; and air electrodes formed along other of... Agent: Llnl/zilka-kotab John H. Lee, Assistant Laboratory Counsel

20100323277 - Isotropic nano crystallites of polytetrafluoroethylene (ptfe) resin and products thereof that are biaxially planar oriented and form stable: The subject invention concerns the use of staple length nano polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) crystallites obtained by liquid shearing PTFE dispersion particles that are wet by a liquid with a surface tension below 30 dynes/cm this liquid will spread on PTFE resin surfaces and has a contact angle of zero (0) degrees... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20100323279 - Fuel cell simulator and fuel cell: Disclosed is a fuel cell simulator for predicting the power generation performance of a fuel cell including a membrane-electrode assembly having an electrolyte membrane, a catalyst layer, and a diffusion layer. The fuel cell simulator includes a model creation unit for modeling a catalyst layer from the geometry and property... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

  
12/16/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100316892 - Battery pack: A battery pack is disclosed. The battery pack includes a bare cell comprising a cap plate and an electrode terminal positioned on a center region of the cap plate; an insulating layer positioned over the cap plate, wherein the insulating layer comprises a first terminal hole formed in a region... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100316891 - Secondary battery including protection circuit module: A secondary battery including a bare cell, a protection circuit module provided with a circuit board, and a coupling member adapted to connect the bare cell to the protection circuit module. The coupling member has a bare cell coupling portion coupled to the bare cell, first and second circuit board... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20100316893 - Secondary battery including protection circuit module and method for manufacturing the same: A secondary battery including a protection circuit module and a method for manufacturing the secondary battery. The secondary battery includes: a bare cell having an electrode assembly; a protection circuit module having a circuit board having a first coupling pad and a first welding pad spaced apart from each other;... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100316894 - Integrated battery pressure relief and terminal isolation system: A system for integrating the venting feature of a battery with a means for simultaneously disconnecting the cell from the battery pack, thereby isolating the cell, is provided. The provided battery interconnect system is comprised of a battery, a connector plate for electrically coupling the battery to a battery pack,... Agent: Telsa Motors, Inc.

20100316895 - Battery pack: The invention relates to a battery pack (1) for electric vehicles or vehicles with an electric hybrid drive. The battery pack (1) according to the invention comprises a battery housing (2) and battery cells, which are arranged within the battery housing (2), are self-contained and are electrically connected to one... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100316896 - Battery for wireless mobile communication device: A battery, comprising a case, an electrode assembly within the case, wherein the electrode assembly includes a positive electrode and a negative electrode, and positive and negative conductors electrically connected to the positive and negative electrodes, respectively, at a substantially similar point on the respective electrode assembly such that current... Agent: Perry + Currier Inc. (for Rim)

20100316898 - Lithium-ion battery: A lithium-ion battery includes a positive electrode having a first active material and a second active material and a negative electrode including a third active material. The second active material includes a lithiated form of a material that does not include electrochemically cyclable lithium in the as-provided state.... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100316897 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery has a so-called tabless structure. An electrode group (4) includes an exposed end (1a) and a body portion (5). In the exposed end (1a), a current collector is exposed. In the body portion (5), an active material is provided on a surface of the current collector. A... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100316899 - Battery module of high cooling efficiency: Disclosed herein is a battery module including a plurality of unit cells stacked one on another. The battery module has a cooling system that accomplishes contact type cooling by a coolant flowing through gaps (flow channels) defined between the unit cells, and the flow channels defined between the unit cells... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20100316900 - Battery packs suitable for use with battery powered appliances: Cooling air intake port (52), cooling air exhaust port (55), and securing walls (86, 87), which contact and secure the side surfaces of one or more battery cells (72), may be defined within two battery pack housing halves (50, 80). When battery pack (99) is assembled, at least one cooling... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20100316901 - Battery terminal with current sensor: A battery terminal includes a housing, a bus bar, a first connector, a second connector and a current detector. The housing is made by resin. The bus bar is integrally provided with the housing. The first connector is provided on the bus bar and is adapted to be connected with... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20100316902 - Microporous multilayer membrane, system and process for producing such membrane, and the use of such membrane: The invention relates to a microporous membrane having an improved balance of important properties such as melt down temperature and thickness fluctuations. The invention also relates to a system and method for producing such a membrane, the use of such a membrane as a battery separator film, batteries containing such... Agent: Exxonmobil Chemical Company

20100316903 - Separator having porous coating layer, method for manufacturing the same and electrochemical device having 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 binder and a plurality of inorganic particles, wherein the binder includes a crosslinked binder. This separator may... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100316905 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery including an electrode assembly having a top and a bottom, a case containing the electrode assembly and comprising a bottom plate, wherein the bottom of the electrode assembly is proximate the bottom plate, a cap assembly coupled to the case, and a short induction plate between the... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100316904 - Self flame-retardant lithium ion battery and case thereof made of plastic with helogens: A self flame-retardant lithium ion battery and case thereof formed of plastic with halogens are provided. In one embodiment, the plastic with halogens is selected from the group consisting of PVC (polyvinyl chloride), PVDF (polyvinylidene fluoride), PTFE (polytetrafluoethylene), CPVC (chlorinated polyvinyl chloride), CPE (chlorinated polyethylene), and any combinations thereof. In... Agent: Sam Chen

20100316906 - Prismatic cell and packed battery using the same: The prismatic cell of the present invention includes a rectangular outer can having a mouth portion at the top, a sealing plate that seals the mouth portion, and a positive terminal and a negative terminal that protrude from the sealing plate in a state of insulation from the sealing plate,... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100316907 - Negative electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte solution battery and nonaqueous electrolyte solution battery having the same: A negative electrode used for a nonaqueous electrolyte solution battery having nonaqueous electrolyte solution containing lithium ion includes a metal carbon composite material. The metal carbon composite material has a porous carbon material having cavities, and a metal material made of metal to reversibly store or emit lithium ion. The... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100316908 - Battery: wherein a represents an integer of from 0 to 5; b represents an integer of from 0 to 3; each of A and B′ independently represents CnF2n+1; n represents an integer of from 1 to 6; c represents an integer of 1 or more and satisfies a relationship of (a+c=6);... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100316909 - Cathode materials for secondary (rechargeable) lithium batteries: The invention relates to materials for use as electrodes in an alkali-ion secondary (rechargeable) battery, particularly a lithium-ion battery. The invention provides transition-metal compounds having the ordered-olivine, a modified olivine, or the rhombohedral NASICON structure and the polyanion (PO4)3− as at least one constituent for use as electrode material for... Agent: Patent Department Baker Botts, L.L.P.

20100316910 - Li-ni-based composite oxide particles for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, process for producing the same, and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: The present invention relates to Li—Ni-based composite oxide particles comprising Mn, and Co and/or Al, wherein Co and Al are uniformly dispersed within the particles, and Mn is present with a gradient of its concentration in a radial direction of the respective particles such that a concentration of Mn on... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100316911 - Multilayer structure and method of producing the same: A multilayer structure, in particular a trench capacitor, is provided comprising a patterned layer structure comprising trenches, and a first electrode, wherein the patterned layer structure comprises a FASS-curve structure, and wherein at least parts of the first electrode are formed on the FASS-curve structure.... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20100316912 - Separator for power storage device: This invention is relates to a separator of a power storage device which is a laminate of a polyolefin porous membrane layer and a fiber layer comprising a solvent spun cellulose; and a separator of a power storage device, wherein the separator is a laminate of a polyolefin porous membrane... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20100316913 - Thin-film batteries with polymer and lipon electrolyte layers and method: A method and apparatus for making thin-film batteries having composite multi-layered electrolytes with soft electrolyte between hard electrolyte covering the negative and/or positive electrode, and the resulting batteries. In some embodiments, foil-core cathode sheets each having a cathode material (e.g., LiCoO2) covered by a hard electrolyte on both sides, and... Agent: Kagan Binder, PLLC

20100316914 - Rechargeable battery with aluminium anode containing a non aqueous electrolyte consisting of an ether as solvent and a lithium salt of an imide: m

20100316915 - Electrolyte for electrochemical device and the electrochemical device thereof: wherein R is defined as herein; n is 2, 3, or 4. The additive of the present invention can protect the surface of the carbonaceous material on the anode, suppresses the occurrence of exfoliation, and therefore increases the lifetime of the electrochemical device. Furthermore, the additive of the present invention... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100316916 - Polymer electrolyte fuel cell system: A polymer electrolyte fuel cell system of the present invention comprises cells 10, a stack 100, a temperature control device (160, 140, 40, 41), an anode gas supplier 110, a cathode gas supplier 120, and a controller 300. When a power generation output of the stack 100 is reduced, the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100316917 - Silicide compositions containing alkali metals and methods of making the same: The invention relates to a method of making alkali metal silicide compositions, and the compositions resulting from the method, comprising mixing an alkali metal with silicon and heating the resulting mixture to a temperature below about 475° C. The resulting compositions do not react with dry O2. Also, the invention... Agent: J.a. Lindeman & Co. PLLC

20100316918 - Nano-scale gas separation device utilizing thin film structures for hydrogen production: In various aspects, provided are substantially single phase ceramic membranes, gas separation devices based thereon, and methods of making the membranes. In various embodiments, the membranes and devices can be used for hydrogen production, such as in a fuel-cell.... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart/harvard University

20100316919 - Fuel cell stack with heat recuperator: A fuel cell stack includes a plurality of solid oxide fuel cell tubes and a heat recuperator. The heat recuperator is formed from sheet metal. The plurality of walls define an exhaust gas channel having an exhaust gas flowing therethrough and an oxidant channel having an oxidant flowing therethrough. The... Agent: Adaptive Materials Inc.

20100316920 - Electrochemical energy generating apparatus and operating method thereof, and electrochemical device: An electrochemical energy generation device (50) includes an electrochemical device (10) such as a fuel cell having an electrolyte film (1) arranged between an anode (6) and a cathode (7) and a reference electrode (9) maintained at an oxidation-reduction potential between an metal and a metal ion and arranged in... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100316921 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system capable of providing a suitable power distribution is provided. A fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell that generates electric power through an electrochemical reaction between a fuel gas and an oxidant gas; a motor that can be driven upon the supply of electric power and... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100316922 - Fuel cell system: In order to assure drive of a drive motor, a boost operation of a boost device is appropriately performed by judging whether a voltage supplied from a fuel cell suffices a voltage required for driving the drive motor, thereby suppressing a switching loss by the boost device. A fuel cell... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100316924 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell is formed by stacking first cell units and second cell units alternately. An inlet buffer and an outlet buffer are formed on a surface of a first metal separator of the first cell unit. Bosses are provided in the inlet buffer and the outlet buffer of the... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100316923 - Fuel cell system: The invention relates to a fuel cell stack (10) of a fuel cell system that is to be hermetically sealed off from the environment after operation is ended so that only a finite amount of air oxygen remains in the fuel cells, thus preventing the fuel cells from excessively aging.... Agent: Patent Central LLC Stephan A. Pendorf

20100316925 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system including a fuel cell module, a heat generation module, and a fuel supplying module is provided. The fuel supplying module supplies a fuel gas to the heat generation module. Heat generated by the fuel gas burned in the heat generation module is used for heating the... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100316926 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system performs feedback control with respect to a reactive gas supplying apparatus based on a proportional obtained by multiplying a deviation of an actual flow quantity from a target value of a reactive gas supplied to the fuel cell from the reactive gas supplying apparatus by a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100316927 - Exhaust gas purification system for a fuel cell or a fuel cell stack: Provided is a fuel cell or a fuel cell stack, wherein a means for reducing the concentration of unreacted alcohol is disposed on the cathode exhaust gas side. This means comprises in particular an additional electrochemical cell, to which a voltage is applied and which at least partially converts the... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20100316928 - Fuel cell system module: A fuel cell system module (10) for use in an aircraft (32) comprises at least one fuel cell system component (12, 22, 24). The fuel cell system module (10) is connectable modularly to a fuselage section (30) of the aircraft (32). A housing element (16, 26) of the fuel cell... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20100316929 - Aqueous formulations comprising polyaromatic compounds bearing acid groups and/or salts of acid groups, process for producing them, further formulations produced using the aqueous formulations and use of the further formulations in fuel cells: Process for producing aqueous formulations (A) comprising at least one polyaromatic compound bearing acid groups and/or salts of acid groups and also aqueous formulations (A) which have been produced according to the process of the invention. Also a process for producing dried formulations (B) by removing the water from the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100316930 - Fuel cell having a stabilized cathode catalyst: A fuel cell (70) having an anode (72), a cathode (78) and an electrolyte (76) between the anode (72) and the cathode (78) includes a cathode catalyst (80) formed of a plurality of nanoparticles. Each nanoparticle (20) has a plurality of terraces (26) formed of platinum surface atoms (14), and... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.

20100316931 - Electrocatalyst, fuel cell cathode and fuel cell: The present invention is related to fuel cells and fuel cell cathodes, especially for fuel cells using hydrogen peroxide, oxygen or air as oxidant. A supported electrocatalyst (204) or unsupported metal black catalyst (206) of cathodes according to an embodiment of the present invention is bonded to a current collector... Agent: Dr. Friedrich Wilhelm Wieland

20100316932 - Fuel cell membrane electrode assembly: Fuel cell membrane electrode assemblies and fuel cell polymer electrolyte membranes are provided comprising bound anionic functional groups and polyvalent cations, such as Mn or Ru cations, which demonstrate increased durability. Methods of making same are also provided.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100316933 - Electrolyte membrane: The present invention relates to an electrolyte membrane including a graft polymer having a sulfonic acid group as a proton conductive group, in which, when the electrolyte membrane is divided into four equal parts in a thickness direction thereof, a content of the sulfonic acid group in each of outer... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20100316934 - Fuel cell, method of manufacturing fuel cell, and unit cell assembly: The method of manufacturing a fuel cell including stacked unit cell constituent members sandwiched by separators includes the steps of arranging the unit cell constituent member in a first area on a first face of the separator; and forming a seal member made of elastic material such that the seal... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100316935 - Electrochemical cells connected in fluid flow series: An electrochemical cell system for generating electrical power is disclosed. The electrochemical cell system comprises a plurality of fluidly connected electrochemical cells. Each electrochemical cell comprises an anode and a cathode. The anode is configured to permit a fluid comprising at least an electrolyte to flow in contact therewith to... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20100316936 - Electrical contact element for a fuel cell having an ultra-thin conductive layer coating: An electrically conductive fluid distribution element for use in a fuel cell includes a conductive metal substrate and a layer of conductive non-metallic porous media. The conductive non-metallic porous media has an electrically conductive material deposited along a surface in one or more metallized regions and having an average thickness... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20100316937 - Alloy catalyst for redox reaction: An alloy catalyst for redox reaction which is capable of obtaining even superior catalytic activity comprises alloy particles of platinum and nickel, wherein the alloy particle is equipped at an outer surface with a crystal lattice plane represented by a Miller index {111}, and has an average particle diameter in... Agent: Capitol City Techlaw, PLLC

  
12/09/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100310905 - Sealed compression pole battery box: A battery assembly (100) is disclosed having an enclosure (102) with a top (104) and sides (102), one of the sides (108) having an opening (110) for receiving the batteries (112) therein. A plurality of batteries (112) in electrical communication with one another are disposed within the enclosure (102). Each... Agent: Navistar Canada, Inc. C/o Navistar, Inc.

20100310906 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery, in which working pressure and rupture pressure of a safety vent are effectively controlled with respect to a slope of the safety vent and shapes of rupturable grooves. The secondary battery includes an electrode assembly, a can accommodating the electrode assembly and a cap assembly coupled to... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20100310907 - End of life indication system and method for non-aqueous cell having amorphous or semi-crystalline copper manganese oxide cathod material: The present disclosure relates generally to indicating an end of life condition of an electrochemical device, and more particularly to systems and methods for sensing and determining an end of life condition in a cell comprising a high capacity cathode material suitable for use in a non-aqueous electrochemical cell. The... Agent: Patent Docket Department Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100310908 - Non-aqueous electrochemical cell having a mixture of at least three cathode materials therein: The present disclosure relates generally to a high capacity cathode material suitable for use in a non-aqueous electrochemical cell that comprises a mixture of at least three different cathode materials, and more specifically a mixture of fluorinated carbon, an oxide of copper and an oxide of manganese. The present disclosure... Agent: Patent Docket Department Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100310909 - Unit set having a plurality of lithium rechargeable batteries and a set having a plurality of the unit sets: The present invention relates to a unit set having a plurality of lithium rechargeable batteries, which can receive and protect a plurality of lithium rechargeable batteries comprised of an pouch and an electrode tap and facilely change a voltage and a capacity thereof according to a degree of freedom in... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100310911 - Battery pack: A battery pack includes a plurality of batteries, each including a battery element formed by winding or stacking a positive electrode and a negative electrode with a separator therebetween, and a packaging material packaging the battery element; a connecting member that electrically connects the batteries to form a battery group;... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100310912 - Electrode assembly and secondary battery using the same: An electrode assembly of a secondary battery includes an electrode group including a first electrode plate, a separator, and a second electrode plate that are stacked and wound, and a finishing tape attached to a predetermined region of a terminal portion of the electrode group. The finishing tape satisfies the... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100310910 - Lithium-iron disulfide cell design: A lithium-iron disulfide electrochemical cell design is disclosed, relying on judicious selection of the electrolyte, a thicker lithium anode and a cathode with specific characteristics selected to cooperate with the electrolyte. The resulting cell has a reduced interfacial surface area between the anode and the cathode but, surprisingly, maintains excellent... Agent: Michael C. Pophal Eveready Battery Company Inc

20100310913 - Rechargeable battery and method of manufacturing the same: A rechargeable battery and method of manufacturing the same, the rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly including a spirally wound separator, positive electrode, and negative electrode, a case housing the electrode assembly, a cap plate including a terminal hole and sealing an opening in one side of the case, an... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20100310914 - Remote control system: The remote control system (1) has a battery compartment, which is disposed in a housing and which is closed by means of a removable cover lid (4). The cover lid (4) is held to the housing by means of at least one permanent magnet (6, 7).... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP

20100310915 - Battery pack: The battery pack includes covers 2, 3 having four circumferential lateral surfaces one of which is opened; a lid body 5 opening and closing the opened lateral surface 4 of the housings; and a plurality of batteries 6a, 6b attached into and removed from the inside of the housing. The... Agent: Kubovcik & Kubovcik

20100310916 - Battery: By being embedded in a portable computing device, a battery pack is made essentially inaccessible to unauthorized users, thereby allowing for a battery pack that can be made smaller and of lighter construction material, thereby facilitating greater component density within the portable computing device, lower cost to manufacture, and more... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP

20100310917 - Thermal battery electrolyte materials, electrode-electrolyte composites, and batteries including same: Ternary or quaternary electrolyte material for use in thermal batteries that is substantially free of binders is disclosed. Composites of electrodes and electrolytes that contain the electrolyte material and batteries that contain the electrolyte material are also disclosed.... Agent: Patent Docket Department Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100310920 - Center pin for secondary battery and secondary battery including the same: A center pin for a secondary battery, and a secondary battery including the same, are disclosed. The center pin is capable of efficiently preventing generation of heat, ignition and explosion of the secondary battery as may be caused by overcharge or exposure to high temperatures. The center pin comprises a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100310919 - Lithium ion battery pack having passive cooling: A lithium ion battery pack battery pack is disclosed. The battery pack comprises a housing, the housing having a sidewall and a sidewall opening extending there through, a plurality of lithium ion battery cells disposed within the housing, the battery cells having an anode terminal and a cathode terminal, first... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100310918 - Unified air cooling structure of high-capacity battery system: A uniform air blowing and cooling structure of a high capacity battery system includes a cell assembly having battery cells which are located in parallel at regular intervals while defining cooling channels therebetween; a housing accommodating the cell assembly therein and having a first space and a second space which... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab

20100310921 - Separator for alkaline battery, method for producing the same, and battery: Provided is a separator for alkaline batteries which can not only prevent batteries from internal short circuit by inhibiting the dendrite formation at anode, but also enables to have a low electrical resistance. The separator for alkaline batteries comprises a composite sheet in which a base layer comprising a wet-type... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100310922 - Lithium iron phosphate battery pack having cathode and anode current collectors: A lithium ion battery pack including a housing and a top attached to an open end of the housing is disclosed. The battery pack includes plurality of battery cells, arranged in parallel and contained in the housing. The battery pack further includes cathode and anode current collectors. Each of the... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100310923 - Bi-polar rechargeable electrochemical battery: A bi-polar battery has a positive electrode unit, a negative electrode unit, at least one bi-polar electrode unit stacked therebetween, an electrolyte layer separating each adjacent electrode unit, and a gasket positioned about each electrolyte layer for creating a seal about the electrolyte layer in conjunction with the electrode units... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20100310924 - Electrode group for secondary battery and secondary battery using the same: The positive electrode 14 and the negative electrode 24 are wound into a flat shape with a separator 31 interposed therebetween, thereby an electrode group 4. In a curved portion located at an end portion in a major axis direction of the electrode group 4, at least one of the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100310926 - Battery cell of a cylindrical lithium ion battery: A battery cell of a cylindrical lithium ion battery includes an anode plate and a cathode plate wounded together with an insulating separator disposed between the anode plate and the cathode plate. The anode plate includes an anode current collector and an anode film formed on the anode current collector.... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100310925 - Cylindrical lithium ion secondary battery: A cylindrical lithium ion secondary battery including a center pin that has a diameter greater than a diameter of a hole formed in the center of an insulating plate to reduce the noise generated by contacting the center pin with the bottom surface of the cylindrical can.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100310927 - Current collector terminal plate for secondary battery, secondary battery, and method for producing secondary battery: A current collector terminal plate comprising a plate-shaped conductive material is used. The conductive material has an expected welding portion that melts with priority. The conductive material has, for example, a bent portion forming a protrusion on one side and a depression on the other side and a flat portion,... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100310930 - Pouch and secondary battery comprising the same: c

20100310928 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery including a battery cell, and a battery case housing the battery cell, the battery case including a silane-based compound.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100310929 - Sealed battery and producing method therefor: A sealed battery includes a battery container. The battery container houses an electrode winding body, on which positive and negative electrode plates are wound via separators, together with a non-aqueous electrolytic solution. A positive electrode tab is bonded to a positive current collector ring arranged at an upper side of... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100310931 - Battery pack and connector: By being embedded in a portable computing device, a battery pack is made essentially inaccessible to unauthorized users, thereby allowing for a battery pack that can be made smaller and of lighter construction material, thereby facilitating greater component density within the portable computing device, lower cost to manufacture, and more... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP

20100310932 - Flexible packaging device of a microbattery:

20100310933 - Magnesium cell with improved electrolyte: An improved electrolyte for a cell having an anode comprising magnesium or magnesium alloy. The cell's cathode may desirably include iron disulfide (FeS2) as cathode active material. The improved electrolyte comprises a magnesium salt, preferably magnesium perchlorate dissolved in an organic solvent which preferably includes acetonitrile or mixture of tetrahydrofuran... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100310936 - Cathode active material, cathode and nonaqueous secondary battery: where X is at least one element of groups 2 through 13; 0<a≦0.25; 0≦x≦0.25; and y is (1−a), a volume of a unit lattice for a case in which y in General Formula (1) is (x−a) (when x−a<0, y is 0) having a change ratio of not more than 4%... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100310935 - Cathode materials for secondary (rechargeable) lithium batteries: The invention relates to materials for use as electrodes in an alkali-ion secondary (rechargeable) battery, particularly a lithium-ion battery. The invention provides transition-metal compounds having the ordered-olivine, a modified olivine, or the rhombohedral NASICON structure and the polyanion (PO4)3− as at least one constituent for use as electrode material for... Agent: Patent Department Baker Botts, L.L.P.

20100310934 - Positive active material and positive electrode for rechargeable lithium battery and rechargeable lithium battery including the positive electrode: A positive electrode for a rechargeable lithium battery includes a first positive active material represented by LiaNibCOcMdO2, and a second positive active material represented by LieNifCOgMnhO2. M is selected from Al, B, Cr, Fe, Mg, Sr, and V, 0.95≦a≦1.1, 0.5≦b≦0.9, 0≦c≦0.3, 0≦d≦0.1, 0.95≦e≦1.1, 0.33≦f≦0.5, 0.15≦g≦0.33, and 0.3≦h≦0.35. A rechargeable lithium... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100310938 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: The non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery of the present invention includes a positive electrode including a positive electrode active material, a negative electrode including a negative electrode active material, a separator interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and a non-aqueous electrolyte. The positive electrode active material includes secondary... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100310937 - Thin film alloy electrodes: Thin film alloy electrodes are provided that are useful as negative electrodes in lithium-ion electrochemical cells. The alloys include aluminum and at least one additional electrochemically active metal or composite. They can be used as a current collector or as a complete electrode.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100310939 - Negative electrode active material, lithium secondary battery using the same, and method of manufacturing negative electrode active material: A negative electrode active material characterized in that carbonaceous matter essentially consisting of carbon adheres to the surface of a tin particle essentially consisting of tin, with a mixture phase, in which tin and carbon are mixed, interposed between the carbonaceous matter and the tin particle.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100310940 - Cathode active material for lithium secondary batteries with high safety, method of preparing the same and lithium secondary batteries comprising the same: A cathode active material for a lithium secondary battery includes a lithium metal oxide secondary particle core formed by agglomerating lithium metal oxide primary particles; and a shell formed by coating the secondary particle core with barium titanate and metal oxide. This cathode active material allows making a lithium secondary... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100310941 - Compositions including nano-particles and a nano-structured support matrix and methods of preparation as reversible high capacity anodes in energy storage systems: The present invention relates to compositions including nano-particles and a nano-structured support matrix, methods of their preparation and applications thereof. The compositions of the present invention are particularly suitable for use as anode material for lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. The nano-structured support matrix can include nanotubes, nanowires, nanorods, and mixtures thereof.... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott

20100310942 - Electrolyte for non-aqueous cell and non-aqueous secondary cell: In a rechargeable non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery using positive electrodes, negative electrodes and a non-aqueous electrolytic solution, additives to the electrolytic solution are used in combination, preferably in combination of at least two compounds selected from o-terphenyl, triphenylene, cyclohexylbenzene and biphenyl, and thus there are provided batteries excellent in safety... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.

20100310943 - Solvent for dissolving electrolyte salt of lithium secondary battery: There are provided a solvent for dissolving an electrolyte salt of lithium secondary battery comprising at least one fluorine-containing solvent (I) selected from the group consisting of a fluorine-containing ether, a fluorine-containing ester and fluorine-containing chain carbonate, 1,2-dialkyl-1,2-difluoroethylene carbonate (II) and other carbonate (III), a non-aqueous electrolytic solution comprising the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100310944 - Electrolyte of high temperature property and overcharge-prevention property and secondary battery employed with the same: Provided is a secondary battery electrolyte having improved high temperature properties and overcharge-prevention properties, particularly improved overcharge-prevention properties under high voltage/high current conditions, in conjunction with a minimized deterioration of the battery performance, by adding 3 to 5% 100 by weight of cyclohexyl benzene (CHB) and 0.2 to 1.5% by... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100310945 - biological fuel cell: A fuel cell includes an anode 5, a cathode 7, a catalyst, an electrolytic fluid 4, a substrate, a fluid chamber 1 and a mobile capacitive particles 10,20 that are capable of storing charge. In operation, the charged capacitive particles 10 transfer electrons generated in an electrochemical reaction to the... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100310946 - New fuel cell, and power supply device and electronic apparatus using the same: To provide a fuel cell that can perform efficient power generation through a simple fuel supply. There is provided a fuel cell that generates electricity through progress of an oxidation-reduction reaction using an enzyme as a catalyst, the fuel cell including at least a fuel-vaporizing layer formed through vaporization of... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100310947 - System and method for managing fuel cell operating conditions in a mobile communication device: The disclosure is directed at a method and apparatus for controlling fuel cell operating characteristics. In certain situations, the operating efficiency of fuel cells is degraded to external conditions. Providing a method and apparatus to control operating conditions for the fuel cell assists in improving the operating efficiency. This can... Agent: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

20100310948 - Fuel cell system with integrated air handling plate: A fuel cell system includes a fuel reformer configured to react a raw fuel and oxygen to produce a reformed fuel. The fuel cell system further includes a fuel cell configured to generate electricity by reacting oxygen at a first electrode and reformed fuel at a second electrode. The fuel... Agent: Adaptive Materials Inc.

20100310949 - Steam-hydrocarbon reforming with reduced carbon dioxide emissions: A process for producing a hydrogen-containing product gas with reduced carbon dioxide emissions compared to conventional hydrogen production processes. A hydrocarbon and steam are reformed in a reformer and the resulting reformate stream is shifted in one or more shift reactors. The shifted mixture is scrubbed to remove carbon dioxide... Agent: Air Products And Chemicals, Inc. Patent Department

20100310950 - Catalyst for fuel cell, ful cell systems including the same, and associated methods: A catalyst for a fuel cell, a fuel cell system including the same, and associated methods, the catalyst including a platinum-metal alloy having a face-centered tetragonal structure, and a carrier, wherein the platinum-metal alloy shows a broad peak or a peak having two split tips at a 2θ of about... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20100310951 - 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 having a reforming catalyst layer, for... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20100310952 - Oil-bearing sands and shales and their mixtures as starting substances for producing silicon nitride and/or silicon carbide: Oil sand or other naturally occurring oil-containing mixtures are used to produce SiC and/or Si3N4. In a subsequent step, the Si3N4 is employed to produce ammonia (NH3).... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - (prev. San Francisco)IPDepartment

20100310955 - Combustion of hydrogen in fuel cell cathode upon startup: A fuel cell power plant (100) includes a stack of fuel cells (102), each having an electrolyte (101) between an anode (104), and a cathode (106), coolant channels (103), an air blower (144), air inlet and outlet valves (139a, 141a), a cathode recycle loop an (135) using the air blower,... Agent: M P Williams

20100310953 - Fuel cell system and fuel cell system start method: A fuel cell system includes an IG switch disposed between a 14V battery and a controller. The fuel cell system also includes a start switch disposed independently of the IG switch. Upon detection of the ON state of the start switch, the controller outputs an FC start instruction to an... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100310954 - Method for frost protection in a direct methanol fuel cell: Systems and methods for protecting fuel cell systems from frost by introduction of a freezing point depressant into the fuel cell system and/or flushing the fuel cell system with an insert gas are provided.... Agent: Licata & Tyrrell P.C.

20100310956 - Bipolar plate for a fuel cell with a polymer membrane: A distribution plate for a fuel cell, comprising a first plate (11) made of electrically conductive material having an inner face and having an outer face (11o) adapted to cooperate with an ion-exchange membrane, the outer face (11o) comprising a network of distribution channels (111) for a first gas, the... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20100310957 - Fuel cell: An oxygen-containing gas flow field is formed on a surface of a cathode side metal separator of a fuel cell. The oxygen-containing gas flow field is connected between an oxygen-containing gas supply passage and an oxygen-containing gas discharge passage. A coolant flow field is formed on the other surface of... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100310958 - Fuel cell stack: Coolant supply passages and coolant discharge passages, for example, two respectively thereof, are disposed on upper and lower side portions of a first end plate of a fuel cell stack. Grooves are formed on a surface of the first end plate for establishing communication between each of the coolant supply... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100310959 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system that can be maintained easily includes a base section fixed on an installation surface, support members installed on the base section, a partition wall attached on the base section and partitioning the space over the base section, and an outer panel detachably secured to the partition... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100310960 - Fuel cell in which proton conductive gel is used and manufacturing method thereof, and electric power generation method: f

20100310961 - Integratable and scalable solid oxide fuel cell structure and method of forming: A method of forming a fuel cell pile including a porous anode and a porous cathode separated by a dense electrolyte is disclosed. A solid oxide fuel cell incorporating the fuel cell pile is formed on a substrate by a series of lithography, etch and deposition steps that create a... Agent: Robert D. Clark

20100310962 - Fuel cell stack with transparent flow pathways and bipolar plates thereof: A fuel cell stack with transparent flow pathways and bipolar plates thereof are provided. The fuel cell stack includes at least one membrane electrode assembly (MEA) and at least one pair of bipolar plates. Each bipolar plate includes a transparent flowing path plate and a current collector. Each MEA is... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC.

20100310963 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell, which can increase a ratio of an area of a power generation region to an area of a fuel cell unit to increase power per unit volume and unit weight of a fuel cell. The fuel cell includes an oxidizer electrode surrounding member provided at four corners... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100310964 - Sealing assembly for a fuel cell stack and method for manufacturing a fuel cell stack: In order to provide a sealing assembly for a fuel cell stack comprising a plurality of fuel cell units, which are arranged consecutively in a stacking direction, wherein each of the fuel cell units comprises a housing with at least one housing part made of a metallic material, which also... Agent: Edward J. Timmer

20100310965 - Membrane-electrode assembly and polymer electrolyte fuel cell: A membrane-electrode assembly for polymer electrolyte fuel cells comprising a polymer electrolyte membrane and two gas diffusion electrodes being bonded to the membrane so that the membrane can be between them, in which assembly each gas diffusion electrode is comprised of an electrode catalyst layer and a gas diffusion layer,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100310966 - Coaxial fuel cell or electrolyser module with ball interconnectors: Elementary electro-chemical cells and interconnectors composed firstly of a gas separation tube and secondly of a plurality of balls occupy the spaces between these gas separation tubes and elementary cells, are thus inserted alternately. The balls allow uniform distribution of gas on cell operational surfaces and increase the number of... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100310967 - Battery device and method of packaging, disassembling, and recycling thereof: The invention provides a battery device and a method for packaging, disassembling, and recycling the battery device, wherein the anode conductive element is disposed in a reaction trough frame with a bump thereof protruding from the frame; two sets of the cathode conductive elements cover on a first opening and... Agent: Mr. Peter F. Corless Mr. Steven M. Jensen

20100310968 - Blocking layer: The invention relates to an anode and electrolyte and cathode in direct material contact in fuel cell applications, so that the anode and electrolyte, and the cathode and electrolyte, particularly at temperatures >400° C., can react in a solid chemical manner. Said reaction results in that the material of the... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP

20100310970 - Direct-methanol fuel cell: According to one embodiment, a direct-methanol fuel cell includes an anode into which an aqueous methanol solution is introduced, a cathode to which oxidizing gas is introduced, an electrolyte membrane interposed between the anode and the cathode, an anode separator which is disposed on the anode side and formed a... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100310969 - Method of manufacturing fuel cell separator, fuel cell separator and fuel cell: A method of manufacturing a fuel cell separator in which the corrosion resistance can be improved. A method of manufacturing a fuel cell separator 22 that separates adjacent cells 10 of a fuel cell, the method including subjecting a separator substrate 24 composed of a metal material to gold strike... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100310971 - Fuel cell module and current collector thereof: The invention provides a fuel cell module. The fuel cell module includes a membrane electrode assembly, a flow field plate and a current collector. The current collector, disposed between the membrane electrode assembly and the flow field plate, includes a first surface, a second surface and a plurality of openings.... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

  
12/02/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100304188 - End-loaded battery carriage: A battery carriage is provided, including first and second dual-contact assemblies. The first dual contact assembly is disposed on a body portion of the battery carriage and the second dual contact assembly is disposed on a separable portion of the battery carriage. Each dual contact assembly includes a positive contact... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100304189 - Geobacteraceae strains and methods: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method of producing genetically modified strains of electricigenic microbes that are specifically adapted for the production of electrical current in microbial fuel cells, as well as strains produced by such methods and fuel cells using such strains. In preferred embodiments, the present invention... Agent: Mirick, O'connell, Demallie & Lougee, LLP

20100304190 - Battery having a/s label and method for producing the same: Disclosed is a battery in which an A/S label is disposed in a plastic member of the battery and a method for manufacturing the same. According to the present invention, the A/S label is prevented from being separated and disappeared and from being exchanged or modified arbitrarily by a battery... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20100304191 - Energy storage devices having cells electrically coupled in series and in parallel: A stacked energy storage device (ESD) has at least two cell segments arranged in a stack. Each cell segment may have a first electrode unit having a first active material electrode, a second electrode unit having a second active material electrode, and an electrolyte layer between the active material electrodes.... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20100304193 - Methods and systems for conditioning energy storage systems of vehicles: A method for conditioning an energy storage system for a vehicle located in a geographic area includes the steps of obtaining data pertaining to an external temperature of the geographic area, measuring a temperature of the energy storage system, heating the energy storage system if the temperature is less than... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)

20100304194 - Process for making fill hole in a wall of an energy storage device: A method of forming an energy storage device includes forming a fill hole in a wall of the energy storage device. The method also includes deforming the wall of the energy storage device to reduce a width of the fill hole. Moreover, the method includes sealing the fill hole.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100304192 - System for altering temperature of an electrical energy storage device or an electrochemical energy generation device using high thermal conductivity materials based on states of the device: A method is generally described which includes altering temperature of an electrical energy storage device or an electrochemical electrochemical energy generation device, includes providing at least one thermal control structure formed of a high thermal conductive material, the high thermal conductive material having a high k-value. The high k-value is... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20100304195 - Fixture for holding terminals of a battery in alignment: A fixture is configured for holding terminals of a battery in alignment. The fixture includes a first and a second side member. The first and second side members each include a plurality of first and second teeth, respectively. The second side member is movable relative to the first side member... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC

20100304198 - Electrode assembly for secondary battery and method of manufacturing the same: An electrode assembly for a secondary battery and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The electrode assembly includes a first separator wound to form a plurality of stacked first separator members; a second separator wound with the first separator to form a plurality of stacked second separator members... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100304197 - Flexible foil prismatic battery having improved volumetric efficiency: A (e.g., 12-volt) lead acid battery having prismatic and wound prismatic battery cells that are arranged relative to one another within a standard battery casing to avoid wasted space whereby to improve the overall volumetric efficiency of the battery relative to conventional batteries having thick grids or cylindrical cell configurations.... Agent: Morland C. Fischer

20100304199 - Secondary battery and method for manufacturing secondary battery: An electrode group 4 having a positive electrode plate and a negative electrode plate arranged with a porous insulating layer interposed therebetween and end portions of the positive and negative electrode plates protruding from the porous insulating layer is prepared, and current collector plates 10 and 11 each of which... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100304196 - Secondary electrochemical cell: The invention provides a cylindrical electrochemical cell which includes a first electrode and a second electrode which is a counter electrode to the first electrode, and an electrolyte. The first electrode includes a polyanion-based electrode active material.... Agent: Valence Technology, Inc.

20100304200 - Electronic device with back-up power during battery replacement: The present invention provides an electronic device having reserve power during battery replacement. The electronic device includes a body and a printed circuit board (PCB) mounted in the body. The body defines an accommodating space. At least two pairs of electric joint elements are fitted on the PCB. The accommodating... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100304203 - Battery assembly with temperature control device: A battery module of the present invention is adaptable to be utilized in various configurations including and not limited to an overlapping battery cell packaging configuration and a vertical stack battery cell packaging configuration used in an automotive and non-automotive applications. The battery module has a plurality of battery heatsink... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20100304201 - Module for electric energy storage assemblies for ageing detection of said assemblies: The invention relates to a module including a housing (10) in which is provided at least one electric energy storage assembly (20) that comprises a first face in thermal contact with and electrically insulated from at least the lower wall of the housing, and a second face opposite the first,... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100304202 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery includes a receiving member, a circuit board, a number of batteries, and a heat dissipating member. The circuit board, the number of batteries, and the heat dissipating member are mounted to the receiving member. A connector is mounted to the receiving member, and extends outward from the... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100304204 - Energy conversion and energy storage devices and methods for making same: Energy devices such as energy conversion devices and energy storage devices and methods for the manufacture of such devices. The devices include a support member having an array of pore channels having a small average pore channel diameter and having a pore channel length. Material layers that may include energy... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

20100304205 - Heat resisting separator having ultrafine fibrous layer and secondary battery having the same: A polyolefin separator having an heat-resistant ultrafine fibrous layer and a secondary battery using the same, in which the separator has a shutdown function, low thermal contraction characteristics, thermal endurance, excellent ionic conductivity, excellent cycling characteristics at the time of battery construction, and excellent adhesion with an electrode. The present... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100304206 - Battery pack, and battery system: There are provided at least one aqueous secondary battery and at least one nonaqueous secondary battery having a smaller capacity than that of the aqueous secondary battery. The aqueous secondary battery and the nonaqueous secondary battery are connected in series to constitute a battery pack.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100304207 - Battery: A battery (1) having at least two serially connected cells (3′, 3″) located one above the other in a stack (2) and having flat electrodes (4, 5), the ends of the stack (2) forming the poles (9, 10) of the battery and the electrodes (4, 5) comprising connecting wires (11,... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C.

20100304208 - Metal-resin composite and method: A metal-resin composite comprises a metal substrate with concavities in the surface, a first coating layer on the surface of the metal substrate, and a second coating layer on the first coating layer. The first coating layer fills the concavities and covers the surface of the substrate.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100304209 - Elongate battery for implantable medical device: A battery assembly for a medical device having an axis. The battery assembly includes an elongate cathode, an elongate anode, an electrolyte, and an elongate housing assembly encapsulating the cathode, the anode, and the electrolyte. The housing assembly is substantially coaxial with the cathode and the anode. The battery assembly... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100304210 - Lead acid battery having lightly gelled electrolyte: A lead acid battery having lightly gelled electrolyte is provided. The lead acid battery includes a plurality of alternating positive plates and negative plates, a plurality of separators sandwiched in between the positive plates and the negative plates, and a lightly gelled electrolyte including dilute sulfuric acid and silica particles... Agent: Sam Chen

20100304211 - Current conductor for a galvanic cell: Plate-shaped current conductor (12) for a galvanic cell, with a first surface (16) and a second surface (17), which essentially face each other, and are connected with each other via a first side surface (18) and a second side surface (19), characterized in that the plate-shaped current conductor has, in... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20100304213 - Battery with fillhole and redundant seal: A method of manufacturing an energy storage device for a medical device includes enclosing a cell assembly in a case. The case includes a filling aperture. The filling aperture includes an inner surface that is integral to the case so as to be monolithic. The case is free of a... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100304212 - Hermetic sealing method for a battery fillport using sealing member: A method of manufacturing an energy storage device for a medical device that includes creating an aperture in a case. The aperture includes an inner surface. The method also includes introducing an electrolyte into the case through the aperture and moving a sealing member into the aperture. The sealing member... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100304214 - Sealed battery: The sealed battery 10 includes an electrolyte pour hole 15 passing through the sealing plate 12; a rivet 16 having a shank part 16a, a flange part 16b covering a peripheral surface of the electrolyte pour hole 15, and a crimping part 16c in the electrolyte pour hole 15; and... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100304215 - Material and device properties modification by electrochemical charge injection in the absence of contacting electrolyte for either local spatial or final states: In some embodiments, the present invention is directed to processes for the combination of injecting charge in a material electrochemically via non-faradaic (double-layer) charging, and retaining this charge and associated desirable properties changes when the electrolyte is removed. The present invention is also directed to compositions and applications using material... Agent: Matheson Keys Garsson & Kordzik PLLC

20100304216 - Bi-polar rechargeable electrochemical battery: A bi-polar battery has a positive electrode unit, a negative electrode unit, at least one bi-polar electrode unit stacked therebetween, an electrolyte layer separating each adjacent electrode unit, and a gasket positioned about each electrolyte layer for creating a seal about the electrolyte layer in conjunction with the electrode units... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20100304217 - Active material, method of manufacturing active material, and lithium-ion secondary battery: The present invention provides an active material which can increase the discharge capacity of a lithium-ion secondary battery as compared with the case using conventional LiMnPO4 as a positive electrode active material. The active material in accordance with the present invention contains a crystallite of LiMnPO4, the crystallite having a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100304218 - Stimulated emission release of chemical energy stored in stone-wales defect pairs in carbon nanostructures: Stone Wales defect pairs in a carbon nanostructure are used to store energy. Energy is released by a chain reaction of phonons disrupting the defect pairs to generate more phonons until the lattice returns to its original hexagonal form and the energy is released in the form of lattice vibrations.... Agent: Eric A. Gifford (raytheon Company)

20100304219 - Battery grid: A grid network for a battery plate is provided. The grid network includes a plurality of spaced apart grid wire elements, each grid wire element having opposed ends joined to one of a plurality of nodes. Each node includes the juncture of one of the opposed ends of a plurality... Agent: Lathrop & Clark LLP

20100304220 - Gel polymer li-ion battery and producing method thereof: The invention relates to a composite gel polymer Li-ion battery and its producing method. The Li-ion battery cell includes a three-layer composite layer of positive electrode current collector, positive electrode active material and gel polymer electrolyte obtained by a two-layer one-step coating process; a two-layer composite layer of negative electrode... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100304221 - Gel polymer li-ion battery electrode slice and preparing method thereof: The present invention relates to a gel polymer Li-ion battery electrode slice and a method for preparing the same. The electrode slice comprises a two-layer composite structure of electrode active material/gel electrolyte or a three-layer composite structure of electrode active material/gel electrolyte/electrode active material. The method includes preparation and filtration... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100304222 - Electrolyte having eutectic mixture and nitrile compound, and electrochemical device containing the same: Disclosed is an electrolyte comprising (a) a eutectic mixture of an amide compound represented by the following chemical formula 1 or 2 and an ionizable lithium salt; and (b) a nitrile compound. The eutectic mixture and the nitrile compound in the electrolyte contribute to excellent thermal and chemical stability and... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100304223 - Non-aqueous electrolyte for battery and non-aqueous electrolyte battery comprising the same as well as electrolyte for electric double layer capacitor and electric double layer capacitor comprising the same: This invention relates to a safe electrolyte having no risk of igniting-firing, and more particularly to a non-aqueous electrolyte for a battery comprising an ionic liquid composed of a cation portion and an anion portion, and a supporting salt, characterized in that the cation portion of the ionic liquid contains... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100304224 - Nonaqueous electrolytic solution, positive electrode and nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A nonaqueous electrolytic solution includes an electrolyte salt dissolved in a nonaqueous solvent, wherein the nonaqueous electrolyte solution contains at least one compound selected from the group consisting of a chain compound having a hydroxyl group and a carbon-carbon double bond, a light metal alkoxide thereof and a derivative thereof... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100304225 - Electrolyte formulations for energy storage devices based on ionic liquids: The invention relates to an electrolyte formulation comprising a) an ionic liquid which is electrochemically stable over a range of at least 4.5 V, has a viscosity of less than 300 mPa·s at 20° C. and has a conductivity of at least 1 mS/cm at 20° C., and b) an... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100304226 - Microbial fuel cell: A microbial fuel cell having a pathway for passage of effluent from the anode to the cathode is provided, in addition to an ion exchange membrane between the chambers. Effluent may also pass from cathode to anode forming a continuous loop. Oxidation of effluent at the anode creates ammonium ions... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100304228 - Apparatus and method using hydrogen pressure in fuel cell electric vehicle: A hydrogen fuel cell system (100) for charging a battery (116) of an electric vehicle, includes at least one tank (102) for storing hydrogen under pressure. A combined heat exchanger and air engine (104) expands the pressurized hydrogen and converts the expanding hydrogen into mechanical energy. A plurality of fuel... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)

20100304227 - Steam generator: A method of generating steam by heating water in a steam generator comprising a plurality of steam generating channels, wherein water is supplied at a constant rate to each steam generating channel through respective water supply lines, and wherein a sufficient pressure drop is provided across each water supply line... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100304229 - Proton conductor, electrochemical cell and method of manufacturing proton conductor: A proton conductor includes a main constituent element. A part of the main constituent element is substituted by a transition metal. Valence of the transition metal is variable between valence of the main constituent element and valence lower than the valence of the main constituent element.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100304232 - Filter housing for a fuel cell: A housing for filtering the intake air of a fuel cell, comprising a housing bottom part and a housing top part, which together bound off a space, the space being divided by at least one filter element into a crude air space and a clean air space, both the housing... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC

20100304230 - Fuel processing system for desulfurization of fuel for a fuel cell power plant: A fuel processing system (14) removes sulfur from fuel cell fuels such as ethanol and methanol. The system (14) directs the fuel through a fuel vaporizer (26), reformer (32), carbon monoxide conversion station (44,48) and through a sulfur scrubber station (52). The fuel is then directed into an anode flow... Agent: Malcolm J Chisholm

20100304231 - Integrated contaminant6 separator and water-control loop for a fuel reactant stream: An integrated contaminant separator and water-control loop (10) decontaminates a fuel reactant stream of a fuel cell (12). Water passes over surfaces of an ammonia dissolving means (61) within a separator scrubber (58) while the fuel reactant stream simultaneously passes over the surfaces to dissolve contaminants from the fuel reactant... Agent: Malcolm J Chisholm Jr

20100304233 - Fuel cell assembly: A fuel cell assembly for using hydrogen gas and oxygen to produce electrical energy. The cathode of the fuel cell produces water vapor to define a flow of moist air including water vapor. A dehumidifier receives the flow of moist air including water vapor to produce purified liquid water and... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc

20100304234 - Method for controlling amount of air supplied to fuel cell: For this purpose, the present invention provides a method for controlling the amount of air supplied to a fuel cell, the method including measuring the temperature and pressure of humidifier outlet (stack inlet) air, the temperature and pressure of stack outlet air, and the relative humidity of the humidifier outlet... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100304235 - Solid oxide fuel cell device: A solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) device comprises a fuel cell assembly, a reformer, a fuel gas supply device, a water supply device, a reforming air supply device, a power generating air supply device, an ignition device, and a control device, the control device controls the fuel gas supply device,... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100304236 - Catalysts and methods including steam reforming: The present invention generally relates to catalyst compositions comprising aluminates, such as nickel aluminates, and related methods. In some embodiments, the catalyst composition may be advantageously modified, for example, by the addition of one or more metal additives to further enhance catalyst performance. Such modifications can provide a more effective... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100304242 - Fuel cell device: The fuel cell device has a control device for conducting, at the time of startup, a partial oxidation reforming reaction (POX) inside the reformer, then an auto-thermal reforming reaction (ATR) inside the reformer, then a steam reforming reaction (SR) inside the reformer; a water supply device is provided with a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100304247 - Hydrogen generator, fuel cell system comprising hydrogen generator, and operation method of hydrogen generator, and operation method of fuel cell system: A hydrogen generator comprises a reformer configured to generate a hydrogen-containing gas through a reforming reaction in an internal space thereof using a material gas and steam; a material gas supply passage through which the material gas is supplied to the reformer; a material gas supplier which is provided at... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100304240 - Membrane electrode assembly for fuel cell, fuel cell, and fuel cell system: A membrane electrode assembly includes an ion conducting membrane; an anode catalyst layer arranged on one side of the ion conducting membrane; a cathode catalyst layer arranged on the other side of the ion conducting membrane; an anode diffusion layer arranged on an outer side of the anode catalyst layer;... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100304239 - Rapid start-up and operating system for a fuel cell power plant utilizing a reformate: A fuel cell power plant (10) includes a power supply (58) that directs a direct current to catalysts (24), (26) of a fuel cell (22) after terminating flow of electricity to a primary load (52), and after flow of an oxidant adjacent the cathode catalyst (26) is terminated, and while... Agent: Malcolm J Chisholm Jr

20100304237 - Reforming system, fuel cell system, and its operation method: When terminating power generation by a fuel cell 3 in a fuel cell system 1, an amount of a raw fuel material introduced to a reforming catalyst 2a of a reformer 2 is reduced. Here, before the temperature of the reforming catalyst 2a is lowered to the un-reformed gas generation... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100304238 - Solid hydrogen fuel and methods of manufacturing and using the same: A solid hydrogen fuel, in a form of a solid block, includes at lease a hydride powder well-mixed with at lease a solid catalyst. Method of manufacturing the solid hydrogen fuel includes steps of well-mixing the hydride powder and the solid catalyst; and compressing the mixed powders to form a... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100304241 - Solid oxide fuel cell device: The present invention comprises a fuel cell assembly, a reformer, a fuel flow rate regulator unit for supplying fuel gas to the reformer, a reforming air supply device, a power generating air supply device, and a control unit for igniting fuel gas using an ignition device and conducting a combustion... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100304243 - Solid oxide fuel cell device: A solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) device comprises a fuel cell assembly, a reformer, a fuel gas supply device, a reforming air supply device, a power generating air supply device, an ignition device, a temperature detection devices for detecting the temperature caused by combustion of fuel gas, and a control... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100304244 - Solid oxide fuel cell device: To provide a solid oxide fuel cell device capable of smooth transition from a startup state to an electrical generating state. The present invention is a solid oxide fuel cell device (1) for generating electricity, having a fuel cell module (2); a reformer (20), a fuel supply device (38); a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100304245 - Solid oxide fuel cell device: To provide a solid oxide fuel cell device capable of stably increasing the temperature of a fuel cell units and smoothly starting electrical generation. The present invention is a solid oxide fuel cell device (1), having a fuel cell module (2); a reformer (20); a fuel supply means (38); a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100304246 - Solid oxide fuel cell device: To provide a solid oxide fuel cell device capable of smooth transition from a startup state to an electrical generating state. The present invention is a solid oxide fuel cell device (1) for generating electricity, having a fuel cell module (2); a reformer (20) for reforming fuel, heated by the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100304248 - Mobile terminal and method for confirming remaining capacity of fuel cell: A mobile terminal includes a fuel accommodation section that accommodates a fuel within a body, at least one face of the fuel accommodation section being formed by a transparent or translucent member, a fuel cell section that generates electricity on the basis of the fuel accommodated in the fuel accommodation... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP

20100304249 - Solid oxide fuel cell device: To provide a solid oxide fuel cell device capable of smooth transition from a startup state to an electrical generating state. The present invention is a solid oxide fuel cell device (1) for generating electricity, having a fuel cell module (2); a reformer (20), a fuel supply device (38); a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100304251 - System and method of operating an electrical energy storage device or an electrochemical energy generation device using thermal conductivity materials based on mobile device states and vehicle states: A method is generally described which includes operating an electrical energy storage device or an electrochemical energy generation device includes providing at least one thermal control structure formed of a high thermal conductive material. The high thermal conductive material having a high k-value, the high k-value being greater than approximately... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20100304250 - System for operating an electrical energy storage device or an electrochemical energy generation device using microchannels based on mobile device states and vehicle states: A method is generally described which includes operating an electrical energy storage device or an electrochemical energy generation device includes configuring a controller with a control algorithm to control the actions of a controllable fluid flow device as a function of states of a mobile device using the electrical energy... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20100304254 - Method for controlling a fuel cell utilizing a fuel cell sensor: A method for controlling a fuel cell system including measuring an open circuit voltage of a fuel cell. The method further includes determining an air actuator control signal based on the open circuit voltage of the fuel cell. The method further includes controlling the air actuator based on the air... Agent: Adaptive Materials Inc.

20100304253 - Method of controlling a fuel cell system utilizing a fuel cell sensor: A method for controlling a fuel cell system, the fuel cell system is described in accordance with exemplary embodiments. The method includes measuring an open circuit voltage of the fuel cell. The method further includes determining an air actuator control signal based on the open circuit voltage of the fuel... Agent: Adaptive Materials Inc.

20100304252 - System for altering temperature of an electrical energy storage device or an electrochemical energy generation device using microchannels based on states of the device: A method is generally described which includes altering the temperature of an electrical energy storage device or an electrochemical energy generation device includes configuring a controller with a control algorithm to control the actions of a fluid control system as a function of current draw from the electrical energy storage... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20100304259 - Method of operating an electrical energy storage device or an electrochemical energy generation device using high thermal conductivity materials during charge and discharge: A method is generally described which includes altering the temperature of an electrical energy storage device or an electrochemical energy generation device, includes placing an electrical load to draw current from the electrical energy storage device or the electrochemical energy generation device. The electrical energy storage device or the electrochemical... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20100304256 - Method of operating an electrical energy storage device using microchannels during charge and discharge: A method is generally described which includes operating an electrical energy storage device or an electrochemical energy generation device includes placing an electrical load to draw current from the electrical energy storage device or the electrochemical energy generation device. The electrical energy storage device or the electrochemical energy generation device... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20100304258 - System and method of altering temperature of an electrical energy storage device or an electrochemical energy generation device using high thermal conductivity materials: A method is generally described which includes thermal control of an electrical energy storage device or electrochemical energy generation device includes providing a housing having an external surface and an internal surface. The method also includes providing at least one component within the housing. At least one component is configured... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20100304257 - System and method of operating an electrical energy storage device or an electrochemical energy generation device using microchannels and high thermal conductivity materials: A method is generally described which includes operating an electrical electrochemical energy generation device or an electrochemical energy generation device. The method includes providing a housing having an external surface and an internal surface. The method also includes coupling at least one component within the housing. At least one component... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20100304255 - System and method of operating an electrical energy storage device or an electrochemical energy generation device, during charge or discharge using microchannels and high thermal conductivity materials: A method is generally described which includes operating an electrical energy storage device or an electrochemical energy generation device includes placing an electrical load to draw current from the electrical energy storage device or the electrochemical energy generation device. The electrical energy storage device or the electrochemical energy generation device... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20100304261 - Fuel cell design with an integrated heat exchanger and gas humidification unit: A fuel cell assembly having a flow distribution subassembly that comprises four sets of flow channels, the first set facing an anode for distribution of a fuel reactant to said anode, the second set facing a cathode for distribution of an oxidant to said cathode, the third set in flow... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100304260 - Fuel cell system and method of controlling fuel cell system: A fuel cell stack includes a heat exchange unit that performs heat exchange between a gas mixture containing source hydrogen and a circulating gas and cooling water used for controlling the temperature of the fuel cell stack. A system controller adjusts the temperature of the cooling water by controlling a... Agent: Young Basile

20100304262 - Controlled-clearance sealing compressor devices: A controlled-clearance sealing compressor device that provides precision rotor centering directly with respect to the stator housing, vane centering with respect to rotor (not the stator) and the dynamic balance design of the gliders required for practical single and dual vane devices. The devices uses roller bearings to control the... Agent: Law Offices Of Brian S Steinberger

20100304263 - Valve having valve element displaced by at least one of a movement of a diaphragm and a movement of an actuator, and fuel cell using the valve: A valve and a fuel cell using the same are provided, the valve having a fluid inlet, a fluid outlet, a flow path communicating therebetween, a valve element provided in the flow path, a diaphragm which is disposed so as to separate the inside from the outside of the flow... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100304264 - Fuel cell stack: A fuel cell stack is provided with a plurality of stacked separators. This fuel cell stack includes: terminals that extend from the separators; packing in which are formed a plurality of through holes through which the terminals are inserted; a packing casing that has a packing housing concave portion that... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100304265 - Solid oxide fuel cell: A solid oxide fuel cell of long lifetime in which good electric conductivity can be maintained between power generation cells even after long time use. A protective plate (20) composed of Ni or Cu is bonded to a side of a metal separator (8) on the side of a fuel... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100304270 - Aqueous polyvinylidene fluoride composition: The invention relates to an aqueous fluoropolymer, and preferably polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), composition for manufacturing electrodes for use in non-aqueous-type electrochemical devices, such as batteries and electric double layer capacitors. The composition contains aqueous PVDF binder, and one or more powdery electrode-forming materials. In one embodiment, the composition is free... Agent: Arkema Inc. Patent Department - 26th Floor

20100304269 - Electrode for fuel cell and method of preparing the same and membrane electrode assembly and fuel cell comprising the same: The present invention relates to an electrode for a fuel cell including a catalyst layer that includes a catalyst portion containing a plurality of first catalyst particles dispersed in an ionomer binder resin; and an ionomer portion containing a plurality of second catalyst particles dispersed in an ionomer binder resin,... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20100304271 - Electrolyte material, liquid composition and membrane/electrode assembly for polymer electrolyte fuel cell: It is to use an electrolyte material, which comprises a polymer (H) having ion exchange groups converted from precursor groups in a polymer (F), and having an ion exchange capacity of at least 1.35 meq/g dry resin, the polymer (F) having repeating units (A) based on a perfluoromonomer having a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100304266 - Membrane electrode assembly for organic/air fuel cells: A membrane electrode assembly for an organic/air fuel cell is provided comprising a proton exchange membrane, an anode electrode, and a cathode electrode. The proton exchange membrane is made of a highly fluorinated ion-exchange polymer. The anode electrode is comprised of an anode electrocatalyst of platinum and ruthenium supported on... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center

20100304267 - Method to enhance the durability of conductive carbon coating of pem fuel cell bipolar plates: A fuel cell component includes an electrode support material made with nanofiber materials of Titania and ionomer. A bipolar plate stainless steel substrate and a carbon-containing layer doped with a metal selected from the group consisting of platinum, iridium, ruthenium, gold, palladium, and combinations thereof.... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20100304268 - Ternary alloy catalysts for fuel cells: Alloy catalysts have the formula of PtiIrjXk, wherein X represents an element from the group consisting of Ti, Mn, Co, V, Cr, Ni, Cu, Zr, Zn, and Fe. These catalysts can be used as electrocatalysts in fuel cells.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100304273 - Proton conducting membranes for fuel cells having a proton gradient and methods for preparing said membranes: A proton exchange membrane for a fuel cell, comprising a graft (co)polymer comprising a main chain and grafts comprising at least one proton acceptor group and at least one proton donor group.... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100304272 - Proton conducting polymer electrolyte membrane useful in polymer electrolyte fuel cells: The present invention provides an alternate proton conducting polymer electrolyte membrane and a process for the preparation thereof. More particularly the present invention provides a conducting hybrid polymer electrolyte membrane comprising a stable host polymer and a proton-conducting medium as a guest polymer for its suitability in PEM-based fuel cells.... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab

20100304274 - Current collector for catalytic electrode: The invention is an electrochemical cell with a catalytic electrode and an aqueous alkaline electrolyte within a cell housing having one or more ports for the passage of a gas to or from the catalytic electrode and a process for making the cell. The catalytic electrode includes a catalytic layer,... Agent: Michael C. Pophal Eveready Battery Company Inc

20100304275 - Channel module and fuel cell: A channel module suitable to diverge or converge a liquid fuel includes a first carrier, a second carrier, and a cover. The first carrier has a channel opening and a channel communicating with the channel opening. The second carrier disposed on the first carrier has at least one accommodation cavity... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

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