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Chemistry: electrical current producing apparatus, product, and process January recently filed with US Patent Office 01/11

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01/27/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20110020671 - Internal-resistance measuring device for response-delay type fuel cell: One object is to provide a measuring device configured to evaluate the power generation characteristics of a response-delay type fuel cell automatically, precisely, and with excellent reproducibility with consideration of the response delay against power load fluctuations, and effectively acclimatize and develop microorganisms that are provided to generate power. A... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20110020672 - Secondary battery pack having excellent energy density and pcm assembly therefor: Disclosed herein is a secondary battery pack including a battery cell, and a protection circuit module (PCM) assembly, configured in a specific structure, coupled to the top of the battery cell. The secondary battery pack includes a battery cell having an electrode assembly mounted in a battery case together with... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110020673 - Low noise battery: An illustrative embodiment provides an apparatus comprising a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator, a first conductor, and a second conductor. The positive electrode and the negative electrode are separated by the separator. The first conductor is configured to transmit a first electrical current from the positive electrode. Also,... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20110020674 - Enclosed battery: A cylindrical electrode group prepared by winding a positive electrode and a negative electrode with a separator interposed therebetween is placed in a rectangular battery case together with an electrolyte. A pressure release mechanism is provided on a bottom surface of the battery case parallel to a winding axis of... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20110020675 - Safety device for use in a lithium ion battery: A safety device for use in a lithium ion battery includes a top cover defining a central hole and a number of peripheral holes set around the central hole, a rupture plate fixed to the bottom surface of the top cover and sealing the peripheral holes and the central hole,... Agent: Byip, Ltd.

20110020676 - Battery device and battery unit: A battery device having a battery which is mounted in a battery case to accumulate power to be demanded and supplied to a motor for driving a vehicle is characterized in that the battery case is designed in a hermetically-sealed structure, a heat exchanger for cooling ambient atmosphere in the... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20110020678 - Battery mounting and cooling system: A battery system is provided in which the batteries are mounted between a pair of substrates, the system further including at least one cooling tube mounted next to the batteries, the cooling tube used to withdraw heat from the batteries via a circulating liquid coolant.... Agent: Tesla Motors, Inc. C/o Patent Law Office Of David G. Beck

20110020677 - Middle and large-sized battery pack having improved cooling efficiency: Disclosed herein is a middle- or large-sized battery pack including a module assembly constructed in a structure in which a plurality of battery modules, each of which includes a plurality of battery cells or unit modules mounted in a module case while the battery cells or unit modules are connected... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110020679 - Winding type battery and method for manufacturing the winding type battery: Disclosed is a winding type battery comprising a center pin, and a wound power generation element formed by interposing a first separator in one interspace between a positive electrode plate and a negative electrode plate, interposing a second separator in another interspace between the positive electrode plate and the negative... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20110020680 - Fixing mechanism: A fixing mechanism includes: a battery holder comprising a hollow sleeve, the sleeve defining a chamber to receive a battery and an opening extending along a direction substantially parallel to a center axis of the battery holder; and a resilient battery cover sealing the opening of the battery holder. The... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20110020681 - Battery box and electronic device using the same: A battery box includes at least one battery and a switch apparatus. The switch apparatus includes a first conductor, a second conductor, and an operation element. The first conductor includes a first conductive portion and a first contact portion protruding from the first conductive portion. The second conductor includes a... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20110020682 - Battery cover assembly for portable electronic device: A battery cover assembly for a portable electronic device includes a battery cover, a base body, and a latching member. The battery cover defines a groove. The base body defines two cutouts. The latching member is received in the groove. The latching member includes a main section and two elastic... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20110020684 - Battery cover latching assembly: A battery cover latching assembly comprises a body member, a battery cover, and two elastic members. One end of the battery cover is rotatably mounted to the body member, the other end of the battery cover is releasably latched to the body member. The two elastic members are sandwiched between... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20110020683 - Fixing mechanism and electronic device using same: A fixing mechanism for fixing a battery in a sleeve with a battery cover includes a fixing member fixed to the battery cover and two fixing positions positioned on opposite inner surfaces of the sleeve. Each fixing position includes two latch grooves. The fixing member forms two elastic latch portions,... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20110020685 - Locking mechanism: The invention relates to a locking system for locking a lid of a portable electronic device, comprising at least a latch, a detent and a first return member. The latch has at least a first position of the latch and a second position of the latch, wherein the latch is... Agent: Nokia, Inc.

20110020687 - Battery module with related devices and methods: The present invention relates to a battery module, related devices and methods. More particularly, the present invention relates to a battery module with an improved mechanism of electrically connecting modules to form one or more battery packs and devices and methods that relate to the improved mechanism. In one aspect,... Agent: Mckinney Law Group Apc Bungalow B

20110020689 - Battery system having battery module, thermal switch, heating source and pin structure: A battery system (100) having a heating element (124), a thermal switch (130), a battery module (140), and a pin structure (170) is disclosed. The battery system (100) comprises: a battery case (110) forming an internal space; a battery module (140) located in the battery case and including a battery;... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20110020686 - Cooling system for battery pack: A cooling system for a battery pack which can reduce the number of components, manufacturing cost and an installation space, is provided. The battery pack includes high-voltage electrically conductive paths connected to a positive electrode and a negative electrode thereof, respectively. The high-voltage electrically conductive path connected to the positive... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20110020688 - Portable electronic device: Provided is a highly safe portable electronic device having a secondary battery as a power source, and including a package, an electronic device body housed in the package, and a battery housing portion housed in the package, in which even if the content melts due to an extremely significant impact... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20110020690 - Cell tab and interconnect assembly for a battery pack: A battery pack for a vehicle has battery cells with foil cell tabs that are welded to an interconnect. Nickel plated copper is bonded to aluminum for either a first set of the battery cells, a second set of the battery cells or for the interconnect. Similar materials are then... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC One Maritime Plaza

20110020691 - Alkaline battery: The present invention provides an alkaline battery which has high reliability and high cost performance and does not cause an internal short circuit resulting from gel leakage even when the filling densities of the positive and negative electrodes are reduced. In the alkaline battery, a positive electrode 2 contains manganese... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20110020692 - Separator for metal halide battery: It is an object of the present invention to provide a separator for a metal halide battery which can maintain a low bromine permeability for a long duration and can maintain battery performance for a long duration. The present invention provides a separator for a metal halide battery having a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20110020693 - Electrodes for a lead acid battery and the use thereof: The object of the present invention is to improve the short-term discharge power after the thermal cycles, as the object of the improvement of the characteristics of the lead acid battery. An electrode for a lead acid battery comprising an electrode active material layer comprising a lead containing material, a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110020694 - Battery pack having welded cell tab and interconnect assembly: A battery pack for use in a vehicle may comprise battery cells, with each of the battery cells including a main body and a foil cell tab extending from the main body, with the battery cells arranged into a first set and a second set; an interconnect having a first... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC One Maritime Plaza

20110020695 - Method and device for making electric energy storage assemblies: The invention relates to a method for making an electric energy storage assembly (1) including a cylindrical coil member (10) having a current collecting section at each end thereof, wherein the method comprises the step of radially coating at least one current collecting section at the end thereof from the... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20110020696 - Battery device and electronic apparatus: A battery apparatus and electronic equipment in which the battery apparatus has a characteristic compatible with the electronic equipment can be suitably attached to the electronic equipment. In a battery apparatus, an identification section of the battery apparatus serves to identify a characteristic of the battery apparatus, and which is... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110020697 - Battery device and electronic apparatus: A battery apparatus and electronic equipment in which the battery apparatus has a characteristic compatible with the electronic equipment can be suitably attached to the electronic equipment. In a battery apparatus, an identification section of the battery apparatus serves to identify a characteristic of the battery apparatus, and which is... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110020698 - Battery device and electronic apparatus: A battery apparatus including a case, a battery cell, a battery-side terminal, and an engaging piece. The case has a width, a thickness, and a length. The battery cell is housed in an inside of the case. The battery-side terminal is disposed on a side surface at one end of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110020699 - Nonaqueous electrolyte battery, battery pack and vehicle: A nonaqueous electrolyte battery includes a negative electrode including a current collector and a negative electrode active material having a Li ion insertion potential not lower than 0.4V (vs. Li/Li+). The negative electrode has a porous structure. A pore diameter distribution of the negative electrode as determined by a mercury... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110020700 - Nonaqueous electrolyte for secondary cell, and secondary cell: A nonaqueous electrolyte for a secondary cell, which comprises a lithium salt, a specific hydrofluoroether and a specific glyme type solvent. A secondary cell comprising such a nonaqueous electrolyte for a secondary cell, a negative electrode made of a material capable of storing or discharging lithium ions electrochemically, or metal... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110020701 - Carbon electrode structures for batteries: In certain embodiments, an electrode includes a body of material formed in substantial part of carbon, the body having an exterior surface and an interior located within the exterior surface, and a plurality cavities located in the interior of the body. Each of the cavities is in communication with the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110020702 - Iron-doped vanadium(v) oxides: The present invention relates to iron-doped vanadium(V) oxides of formula FeyV2O5, a process for their preparation and their uses as positive electrodes, especially in microbatteries.... Agent: Young & Thompson

20110020703 - Cathode plate for secondary battery, manufacturing method thereof and secondary battery provided with the cathode plate: Disclosed is a cathode plate for a secondary battery, which includes a collector, and a cathode active material layer, wherein the cathode active material layer is formed of multiple layers of coating films formed on a surface of the collector and obtained by application and drying of an aqueous paste,... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110020705 - Cathode active material and lithium secondary battery containing the same: Provided is a non-aqueous electrolyte-based, high-power lithium secondary battery having a long service life and superior safety at both room temperature and high temperature, even after repeated high-current charging and discharging. The battery comprises a cathode active material composed of a mixture of lithium/manganese spinel oxide and lithium/nickel/cobalt/manganese composite oxide... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20110020704 - Positive electrode active material for lithium secondary battery, method for producing the same, and lithium secondary battery: o

20110020707 - Electrode collector manufacturing method and manufacturing apparatus, and battery provided with said collector: An electrode collector manufacturing apparatus (50) includes a chamber (51), the inside of which can be reduced in pressure, a substrate retaining mechanism (55) that retains a conductive substrate (12), and a gas introducing mechanism (54) that introduces a fluorine gas and an inert gas into the chamber (51). Inside... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20110020706 - New electrode materials, in particular for rechargeable lithium ion batteries: The method described allows the selection and/or design of anode and cathode materials by n- or p-doping semiconductor material. Such doped materials are suitable for use in electrodes of lithium ion batteries. As one advantage, the anode and the cathode may be produced using anodes and cathodes that are derived... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC

20110020708 - Positive electrode active material, positive electrode, and nonaqueous electrolyte cell: Disclosed herein is a positive electrode active material wherein at least one metallic element M1 different from a principal transition metal element A is present at least at part of a surface of a lithium-containing transition metal oxide containing the principal transition metal element A, and, further, a compound of... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20110020709 - Porous film and secondary battery electrode: The porous film of the present invention is characterized by including water soluble polymer having an average polymerization degree of 500 to 2500, an inorganic filler and water soluble particulate polymer. In the present invention particularly, it is preferable that said water soluble polymer is thickening polysaccharides, further said water-insoluble... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110020710 - Lithium ion secondary battery and overcharge inhibitor for same: The lithium ion secondary battery has positive and negative electrodes facing each other via a separator and being filled with an electrolytic solution with a supporting electrolyte dissolved in an non-aqueous solvent, wherein the electrolytic solution contains a compound represented by Formula (1) (wherein A is oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur, selenium,... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20110020711 - Lithium battery: The present invention has an objective to improve the storage characteristics and pulse discharge characteristics, especially in the high temperature region of 100° C. or more, of a lithium battery comprising a positive electrode including manganese oxide, a negative electrode, and a non-aqueous electrolyte. To achieve this objective, the lithium... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20110020712 - Electric current-producing device having sulfone-based electrolyte: Electrolytic solvents and applications of such solvents including electric current-producing devices. For example, a solvent can include a sulfone compound of R1—SO2—R2, with R1 being an alkyl group and R2 a partially oxygenated alkyl group, to exhibit high chemical and thermal stability and high oxidation resistance. For another example, a... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (sd)

20110020713 - Nanowire battery methods and arrangements: A variety of methods and apparatus are implemented in connection with a battery. According to one such arrangement, an apparatus is provided for use in a battery in which ions are moved. The apparatus comprises a substrate and a plurality of growth-rooted nanowires. The growth-rooted nanowires extend from the substrate... Agent: Crawford Maunu PLLC

20110020714 - Fuel cell and electronic device: A fuel cell capable of being thinned while maintaining a stable electric power supply is provided. A fuel cell includes a power generation section, a fuel tank, a fuel supply section (pump), and a fuel vaporization section. The power generation section has a structure in which a combined body is... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20110020715 - Fuel cell system: [Solution] The system comprises a reforming apparatus 21 for generating reformed gas from fuel gas, a fuel cell 11 capable of generating electric power with reformed gas and oxidizer gas, a cooling passage 80 opening to the outside of a casing 70 for leading cooling air which cools an interior... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110020716 - Fuel cell system including gas recycling and pressurizing assembly: A fuel cell system including a gas recycling and re-pressurizing assembly. In one embodiment, the fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack, the stack having an oxygen outlet and an oxygen inlet. The fuel cell system additionally includes two gas/water separator tanks, each of the tanks containing a quantity... Agent: Kriegsman & Kriegsman

20110020717 - Compact fuel cell package: The invention relates to a compact and portable fuel cell package. The package includes a fuel cell that generates electrical energy. Some packages also include a fuel processor that produces hydrogen from a fuel source. Fuel cell packages described herein provide power densities (power per unit volume or mass) at... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP

20110020718 - Fuel cell arrangement: A fuel cell arrangement having fuel cells situated in the form of a fuel cell stack, which each contain an anode and a cathode and an electrolyte matrix situated between them, having an anode intake, which is provided on one side of the fuel cell stack, for the supply of... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20110020719 - Fuel cell system and method of controlling the same: A fuel cell system is equipped with a drive motor, a fuel cell, normal electric power generation means for performing normal electric power generation under a condition that the fuel cell is not warmed up, warm-up electric power generation means for performing warm-up electric power generation with lower electric power... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20110020720 - Device for controlling a power supply with dc dc splitting of the type including n interlaced paths: In a power supply with n interlaced conversion cells, a control device activates m paths out of n paths, 1≦m≦n, as a function of the power or of the current handled by the power supply. The cell may have a boost, buck, buck/boost, Cuk, or SEPIC topology.... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20110020721 - Consumer battery comprising a fuel cell: Consumer battery which comprises an electricity generating unit (EGU) 100 and a fuel carrying unit (FCU) 200 that form a passive tubular fuel cell. The EGU comprises an outer tubular collector 130 and an inner tubular collector 140, so that the parts of the EGU are arranged between both collectors... Agent: Berenbaum Weinshienk PC

20110020722 - Fuel cell and bipolar plate having manifold sump: A device for use in a fuel cell includes a bipolar plate having flow field channels, a manifold fluidly connected with the flow field channels for conveying a reactant gas, and a sump fluidly connected with the manifold.... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.

20110020723 - Fuel cell plate having multi-directional flow field: An exemplary fuel cell plate includes a plurality of first flow field channels that have an inlet near one end and an outlet near an opposite end. The first flow field channels establish a plurality of first fluid flow paths from a corresponding inlet to the corresponding outlet. A plurality... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.

20110020724 - Electrode for fuel cell having two kinds of hydrophilicity and method for preparing the same and membrane electrode assembly and fuel cell comprising the same: An electrode for a fuel cell includes a gas diffusion layer contacting with a separator having a channel and a catalyst layer interposed between the gas diffusion layer and an electrolyte membrane. The catalyst layer of the electrode has two portions with different hydrophilicities. A portion of the catalyst layer... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20110020725 - Manufacture of electrical energy generation equipment: The invention relates to a portable electrical energy generator, its components, and manufacture of the components and generator. The generator includes a bi-polar plate stack, which is well suited for use in a fuel cell. The stack may include at least one spacer that limits compression of a membrane electrode... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP

20110020726 - Membrane electrode assembly and fuel cell: A membrane electrode assembly includes an solid polymer electrolyte membrane, an anode, and a cathode. The cathode has a stacked body of a catalyst layer and a gas diffusion layer. The catalyst layer has platinum-cobalt-supporting carbon particles and an ion conductor. The ratio (P2/P1) of the pore volume P2 (ml/g)... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20110020729 - Catalyst, production process therefor and use thereof: m

20110020730 - Film for reinforcing electrolyte membrane of polymer electrolyte fuel cell: An object of the present invention is to provide a biaxially oriented film suitable as a reinforcing member for an electrolyte membrane of a polymer electrolyte fuel cell, the film having excellent hot water resistance in a high-temperature and high-humidity use environment and being capable of maintaining the reinforcing effect... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110020728 - Polyelectrolyte and process for producing the polyelectrolyte: The present invention provides an electrolyte having high conductivity even under high-temperature low-humidification conditions (e.g. at a temperature of 100 to 120° C. and a humidity of 20 to 50% RH) and thereby makes it possible to realize a higher performance fuel cell. The present invention is a fluoropolymer electrolyte... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110020731 - Polymer electrolyte composition: e

20110020727 - Protective and precipitation layers for pem fuel cell: A membrane electrode assembly is provided which includes an anode; a cathode; a membrane between the anode and the cathode; and a protective layer between the membrane and at least one electrode of the anode and the cathode, the protective layer having a layer of ionomer material containing a catalyst,... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C.

20110020732 - Fuel cell component with interdigitated flow fields: An exemplary flow field plate for use in a fuel cell includes a plurality of inlet flow channels. A plurality of outlet flow channels are also included. The flow channels are arranged such that at least two of the inlet flow channels are immediately adjacent each other on a first... Agent: Carlson Gaskey & Olds

20110020733 - Fuel cell separator and method of producing the same: Provided is a fuel cell separator which can achieve a stable power generation over a prolonged period of time and a method of producing the fuel cell separator. The fuel cell separator has a recess for gas flow path whose surface is roughened in such a manner that the arithmetic... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110020734 - Liquid tank, fuel cell and electronic apparatus: A fuel tank preventing an excessive supply when manually supplying a liquid such as a fuel, a fuel cell and an electronic apparatus using the fuel tank are provided. A fuel tank includes a deformable section which is deformable by external pressure in a part of a housing containing a... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20110020735 - Fuel cell catalysts with enhanced catalytic surface area and method of making the same: According to at least one aspect of the present invention, there is provided a fuel cell catalyst formed from a metallic alloy of one or more catalyst metals and one or more leachable metals through potential cycling to remove at least a portion of the leachable metals such that an... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl

  
01/20/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20110014501 - Fail safe serviceable high voltage battery pack: A fail safe battery pack is disclosed and claimed wherein first and second housings are affixed together. A plurality of battery cells reside within and fixedly engage the first and the second housings. First and second. printed circuit boards (PCBs) reside within first and second lattice structures of the first... Agent: Woodling, Krost And Rust

20110014502 - Secondary battery with enhanced connection of protection circuit unit to cap plate: In the secondary battery, a lead plate is provided so as not to overlap the position of the sealing unit of the electrolyte injection hole to enhance the fixation of the lead plate to the upper surface of the cap plate of a cap assembly. The position of a connection... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20110014503 - Alkaline earth metal ion battery: Electrochemical cells having molten electrodes comprising an alkaline earth metal provide receipt and delivery of power by transporting atoms of the alkaline earth metal between electrode environments of disparate the alkaline earth metal chemical potentials.... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP

20110014504 - Lithium secondary battery: e

20110014505 - Liquid electrode battery: An electrochemical battery that exchanges energy with an external device. The battery includes a container containing a positive electrode, a negative electrode and an intervening electrolyte, the electrodes and electrolyte existing as liquid material layers in the container at the operating temperature of the battery so that adjacent layers form... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP

20110014506 - Method and apparatus for maintaining cell wall integrity using a high yield strength outer sleeve: A method and apparatus is provided in which a pre-formed sleeve or pre-formed secondary can comprised of one or more layers of a high yield strength material is positioned around the pre-formed battery case, the pre-formed sleeve/secondary can inhibiting the flow of hot, pressurized gas from within the battery through... Agent: David G. Beck Patent Law Office Of David G. Beck

20110014507 - Housing for a sealed electrochemical battery cell: An electrochemical cell with a collector assembly for sealing the open end of a cell container. The collector assembly includes a retainer and a contact spring with a peripheral flange, each having a central opening therein. A pressure release vent member disposed between the retainer and the peripheral flange of... Agent: Michael C. Pophal Eveready Battery Company Inc

20110014510 - Electrode group for nonaqueous battery and method for producing the same, and cylindrical nonaqueous secondary battery and method for producing the same: A positive electrode 2 includes a positive electrode current collector lead 70 connected to a core exposed part 78 formed at a longitudinal center of a current collector core 72. A negative electrode 3 includes a double-coated part 14 including an active material layer 13 and a porous protective film... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20110014508 - Nickel metal hydride rechargeable battery and method for manufacturing negative electrode thereof: A nickel metal hydride rechargeable battery has a closed-end tubular container containing a spiral-shaped electrode assembly formed by winding a negative electrode (1) and a positive electrode with a separator interposed therebetween such that the outermost periphery of the assembly is the negative electrode (1), the negative electrode (1) being... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20110014509 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery. A non-coating portion of an electrode plate, a coating portion of another electrode plate corresponding to the non-coating portion, and a separator are separated from each other through an insulating member to prevent a burr generated at the non-coating portion of the electrode plate from damaging the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110014511 - Method for converting a separator processing machine: The invention relates to a method for converting a separator processing machine for processing separators for a lead accumulator, comprising the steps of ending a supply of a first separator having a first separator width to the separator processing machine and supplying a second separator having a second separator width... Agent: Lathrop & Clark LLP

20110014512 - Battery module and manufacturing method of battery module: Provided is a battery module in which a stacked body (142) of a plurality of flat batteries (144A to 144D) stacked on one another is housed. The battery module includes the flat batteries, an output terminal, a metal container, insulating plates and an insulating cover (170). Each of the flat... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20110014513 - Cover for lead acid batteries: A cover made of plastic material for a lead acid battery comprising at least one bushing with an annular body having an upper portion and a lower portion, said bushing having an outer surface and an inner surface, the lower portion of the bushing comprising a device on its outer... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20110014514 - Cell with an outer layer of intumescent material: A battery assembly is provided that includes a layer of intumescent material that coats the sidewall and bottom surface of the cell casing, excluding at least one case contact region.... Agent: Tesla Motors, Inc. C/o Patent Law Office Of David G. Beck

20110014515 - Low magnetic interference battery: A low magnetic interference battery is provided, the battery insertable into a mobile communication device, the mobile communication device comprising a radio interconnected with a microphone and a receiver. The battery comprises a battery portion enabled to provide electrical power to the radio, the battery portion emitting a magnetic field... Agent: Rim

20110014516 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery that includes a case made of a laminate sheet; an electrode assembly installed in the case and an electrode terminal that protrudes outside the case and is connected to the electrode assembly. The case includes a receiving unit receiving the electrode assembly and including a first sealing... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20110014517 - Lithium secondary battery containing additive for improved high-temperature characteristics: Provided is a secondary battery containing polyalkyleneglycol diglycidylether represented by formula I added in a predetermined amount to an electrolyte for the battery. The secondary battery containing the above additive exhibits remarkably improved high-temperature characteristics, prevents deterioration in rate characteristics and cycle characteristics, and considerably reduces thickness swelling of the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110014518 - Secondary battery, anode, cathode, and electrolyte: A secondary battery, a cathode, an anode, and an electrolyte are provided. For example, a secondary battery is provided including an anode; a cathode; and an electrolyte, wherein the anode includes an anode active material and a coat including a substance selected from the group consisting of metal barium and... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20110014519 - Method for forming deposited film: The present invention provides a vacuum deposition apparatus configured to simultaneously form a power collecting lead forming portion and an electrode active material portion of a lithium-ion secondary battery and having excellent mass productivity. With shutters 12a and 12b closed, a substrate 4 winding around a first roll 3 is... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20110014520 - Bipolar battery: The present invention relates to a bipolar battery. It is an object of the present invention to provide a bipolar battery having a good productivity and a high reliability of the electrical connection with an apparatus when the battery is attached to various apparatuses. A bipolar battery 1 of the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20110014521 - Battery with battery electrode and method of manufacturing same: The invention provides a battery electrode capable of improving a lifespan characteristic (cycle characteristic at the time of high temperature endurance). The battery electrode has a collector and an active material layer formed on a surface of the collector. The active material layer includes a plurality of binders having different... Agent: Young Basile

20110014522 - Protected active metal electrode and battery cell with ionically conductive preotective architecture: Active metal and active metal intercalation electrode structures and battery cells having ionically conductive protective architecture including an active metal (e.g., lithium) conductive impervious layer separated from the electrode (anode) by a porous separator impregnated with a non-aqueous electrolyte (anolyte). This protective architecture prevents the active metal from deleterious reaction... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20110014523 - Electrolyte having eutectic mixture and electrochemical device containing the same: An electrolyte includes a eutectic mixture composed of (a) an alkoxy alkyl group-containing amide compound having a specific chemistry formula; and (b) an ionizable lithium salt. The eutectic mixture contained in the electrolyte has excellent high temperature stability as well as inherent characteristics of eutectic mixtures such as excellent thermal... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20110014524 - Protection of anodes for electrochemical cells: Provided is an anode for use in electrochemical cells, wherein the anode active layer has a first layer comprising lithium metal and a multi-layer structure comprising single ion conducting layers and polymer layers in contact with the first layer comprising lithium metal or in contact with an intermediate protective layer,... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20110014525 - Metallization of bacterial cellulose for electrical and electronic device manufacture: A method for the deposition of metals in bacterial cellulose and for the employment of the metallized bacterial cellulose in the construction of fuel cells and other electronic devices is disclosed. The method for impregnating bacterial cellulose with a metal comprises placing a bacterial cellulose matrix in a solution of... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20110014526 - High temperature direct coal fuel cell: A fuel cell is provided that includes a chemically non-reactive and non-consumable molten anode that is chemically stable in composition and structure and is catalytically active, a cathode, where one surface of the cathode is in contact with air, where the air supplies oxygen to the cathode, a solid oxide... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm

20110014528 - Hydrogen generation apparatus, fuel cell system and method of shutting down hydrogen generation apparatus: A method of shutting down a hydrogen generation apparatus for limiting degradation in a catalyst due to dew condensation at the time of shutdown is provided. The method of shutting down the hydrogen generation apparatus comprising, a combustor which supplies heat necessary to a reforming device, a first air supplier... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20110014527 - Polyoxometalate flow-cell power system: Embodiments of the present invention relate generally to redox flow batteries and, more specifically, to flow batteries that employ electron-ferrying redox compounds made from polyoxometalates (“POMs”). Embodiments of the present invention employ flow-battery technology that combines the fast electrochemical reaction of a battery with the fuel flexibility of a fuel... Agent: Olympic Patent Works PLLC

20110014529 - Fuel cell with low water consumption: A technique to provide fuel to a solid oxide fuel cell with low water consumption is described that includes providing an initial fuel mixture with air and hydrocarbon, and partially oxidizing the fuel mixture with a catalyst to provide a reformed fuel mixture. Also included is adding an amount of... Agent: Krieg Devault LLP

20110014530 - Reservoir for hot weather operation of evaporatively cooled fuel cell: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell having a cathode and an anode. A water flow field is in communication with the cathode for producing moist air. A cooling system for an evaporatively cooled fuel cell includes a condenser arranged to receive the moist air and produce condensed water.... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.

20110014531 - Fuel cell system and fuel supply method thereof: A fuel cell system is provided. The fuel cell system includes a fuel tank, a fuel supply unit, a fuel cell stack, a liquefied recycling unit, a liquid level modulation unit, a sensing unit and a control unit. The fuel supply unit supplies a first fuel to the fuel tank.... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20110014532 - Redox fuel cells: This invention provides a redox fuel cell comprising an anode and a cathode separated by an ion selective polymer electrolyte membrane; means for supplying a fuel to the anode region of the cell; means for supplying an oxidant to the cathode region of the cell; means for providing an electrical... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110014533 - Method and system for power control in an automotive vehicle: A method for controlling a vehicle including a fuel cell system and an energy storage unit includes, if the fuel cell system is charging the energy storage unit, determining an average ratio of (i) a change in energy stored in the energy storage unit and (ii) a mass of hydrogen... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl

20110014534 - Method for cold starting fuel cell vehicle: The present invention provides a method for cold starting a fuel cell vehicle, the method preferably including supplying reactant gases for generating electricity to a fuel cell stack, and simultaneously performing a motoring process for operating the fuel cell vehicle by applying a portion of stack current generated in the... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20110014536 - Fuel cell system: The invention prevents a fuel cell from going into a high-voltage state upon activation. In a fuel cell system having a fuel cell that is supplied with reactant gases and generates power from an electrochemical reaction of the reactant gases, a compressor that supplies the fuel cell with oxidizing gas... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20110014535 - Method to improve reliability of a fuel cell system using low performance cell detection at low power operation: A system and method for detecting a low performing cell in a fuel cell stack using measured cell voltages. The method includes determining that the fuel cell stack is running, the stack coolant temperature is above a certain temperature and the stack current density is within a relatively low power... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20110014537 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell includes a plate having a plurality of channels formed therein that define a flow field. The plate is configured such that, if a gas flows through the channels, an obstruction blocking a particular channel causes a pressure gradient between the channels that drives convection of the gas... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl

20110014538 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell includes a catalyst layer, a corrugated plate forming a plurality of channels that define a flow field in fluid communication with the catalyst layer, and a coating on at least one of the channels. The plate and coating are configured such that, if a gas flows through... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl

20110014539 - Solid oxide fuel cell: Disclosed herein is a solid oxide fuel cell comprising a support including hollow porous bodies.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20110014542 - Fiber manufacturing method, fiber manufacturing apparatus and proton-exchange membrane fuel cell: A carried material is carried only on a surface of nano-fibers. It includes a raw material liquid spray step that sprays raw material liquid (300), which is a raw material of nano-fibers (301), into a space, a raw material liquid electrically charging step, which applies an electric charge to the... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20110014540 - Fuel cell gas diffusion layer integrated gasket: To improve assembly precision of a fuel cell by improving a sealing property. A first gasket 12 is integrally formed with a first gas diffusion layer 11 and a second gasket 14 is integrally formed with a second gas diffusion layer 13, and a hinge portion 15 connects the first... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20110014541 - Fuel cell gas diffusion layer integrated gasket: A gas diffusion layer-integrated gasket 1 includes a first gasket 12 which is integrally molded to a periphery of a first gas diffusion layer 11 and a second gasket 14 which is integrally molded to a periphery of a second gas diffusion layer 13, and a hinge part 15 which... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20110014543 - Membrane-electrode assembly, fuel cell, and fuel cell system: A membrane electrode assembly includes solid polymer electrolyte membrane, an anode, and cathode. The cathode has a stacked body formed of a catalyst layer and a gas diffusion layer. The catalyst layer, which contains catalyst metal-supporting carbon particles and an ion conductor, further contains a mesoporous humidity control agent whose... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20110014544 - Proton exchange polymer membrane using surface treatment technique based on direct fluorination, membrane-electrode assembly, and fuel cell comprising the same: A proton exchange polymer membrane whose surface is treated by direct fluorination using a fluorine gas, a membrane-electrode assembly, and a fuel cell comprising the same are provided. The proton exchange polymer membrane of the present invention exhibits improved proton conductivity, high dimensional stability, and decreased methanol permeability through introducing... Agent: LexyoumeIPGroup, PLLC

20110014545 - Proton-conducting membrane and its use: The present invention relates to novel polyazoles, a proton-conducting polymer membrane based on these polyazoles and its use as polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) for producing membrane-electrode units for PEM-fuel cells, and also other shaped bodies comprising such polyazoles.... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20110014546 - Nanoporous silicate membranes for portable fuel: A fuel cell is disclosed which has a significantly reduced internal resistance and which can be miniaturized. Two substrates are prepared, on with microchannels running along its facing surface and the other with nanochannels running along its facing surface. A silica-based binder is used to bind the substrates together with... Agent: Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C. The Davis Brown Tower

20110014547 - Method for storing a fuel cell at negative temperature: The method for storing a fuel cell comprises a first calibration phase of a reference membrane by nuclear magnetic resonance to obtain a progression curve of the maximum water load of the fuel cell membrane versus the temperature of the membrane, and a second calibration phase of a standard reference... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20110014548 - Conductive and hydrophilic surface modification of fuel cell bipolar plate: A fuel cell comprises a bipolar plate having a conductive and hydrophilic surface layer disposed on at least a portion of its exterior area. The surface layer comprises a conductive carbon material having a hydrophilic organic group covalently attached to its surface. A process of producing a bipolar plate and... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising Ethington P.C.

20110014549 - Direct electron transfer using enzymes in bioanodes, biocathodes, and biofuel cells: Bioanodes, biocathodes, and biofuel cells comprising an electron conductor, at least one anode enzyme or cathode enzyme, and an enzyme immobilization material. The anode enzyme is capable of reacting with a fuel fluid to produce an oxidized form of the fuel fluid, and capable of releasing electrons to the electron... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP

20110014550 - Nanostructured material loaded with noble metal particles: The present invention refers to a method of manufacturing a nanostructured material loaded with noble metal particles and a nanostructured material loaded with noble metal particles obtained by this method. The present invention further refers to an electrode for a fuel cell or a metal-hydride battery comprising a nanostructured material... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

  
01/13/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20110008650 - Battery pack: A battery pack that prevents a circuit module from being bent and improves durability against an external impact. The battery pack includes a bare cell on which an electrode terminal protrudes from a surface thereof, a circuit module disposed on the surface of the bare cell, a first lead plate... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20110008651 - Battery pack: A battery pack is disclosed. An embodiment of the battery pack includes a bare cell comprising a first surface, a positive electrode and a negative electrode; a circuit module disposed over the first surface and comprising a positive electrode terminal and a negative electrode terminal; a first lead plate disposed... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110008653 - Polymer battery pack: A polymer battery pack including: a polymer bare cell; a frame surrounding the polymer bare cell and having protrusions formed on a top thereof; and a case positioned on the top of the frame and having grooves formed on a bottom thereof to correspond to the protrusions. The protrusions and... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110008652 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery is disclosed. The secondary battery comprises a bare cell, a protective circuit module (PCM) comprising a circuit board to control charge and discharge of the bare cell, a connection member electrically connecting the bare cell to the PCM, and a coupling screw coupling the connection member with... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110008654 - Cap assembly of improved safety and cylindrical secondary battery employed with the same: Disclosed herein is a cap assembly loaded on an open upper end of a cylindrical container of a battery in which an electrode assembly is mounted in the cylindrical container, the cap assembly including a safety vent having a predetermined notch configured to rupture by high-pressure gas generated in the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110008655 - Cell connection straps for battery cells of a battery pack: A cell connection strap for electrically connecting a pair of adjacent battery cells within a battery pack includes, in one example, a fusible link for preventing a thermal runaway condition from occurring in a cell connected thereto. The strap may include raised features thereon for permitting relative movement between the... Agent: The Black & Decker Corporation

20110008656 - Assembled battery, and vehicle equipped with the assembled battery: An assembled battery that secures a heat-dissipation characteristic and has a uniform thickness (size) of unit cells that constitute the assembled battery in a direction of arrangement is provided. In an assembled battery in which a plurality of unit cells are arranged in an arrangement direction, in a unit cell... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20110008657 - Z-type battery pack for vehicle: A flux of cooling gas passing between battery cells is kept uniformly, and accordingly a maximum temperature of the battery cells and temperature variation among the battery cells are greatly decreased. Thus, a life span of a battery pack is greatly elongated, and the possibility of explosion of the battery... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20110008658 - Electronic device with sealed battery compartment: A battery compartment and a battery-powered device utilizing the battery compartment. When installed to a battery-powered device, the battery compartment cavity and housed battery are maintained completely separate from the electronics of the battery-powered device. Therefore, a battery-powered device may be powered using a battery compartment of the present invention... Agent: Standley Law Group LLP

20110008659 - Car power source apparatus: The car power source apparatus has battery block 2 having a plurality of connected batteries 1, a battery state detection section 3 connected to the battery block 2, a base-plate 4 having the battery state detection section and battery block mounted on top, a cover-plate 5 that closes-off the top... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20110008661 - Lithium ion secondary battery and method for producing the same: A lithium ion secondary battery of the invention includes an electrode structure including an electrode group composed of a strip-shaped laminate or winding including a positive electrode in which a positive electrode active material layer is attached to a positive electrode current collector, a negative electrode, and a separator; a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20110008660 - Lithium-iron disulfide cathode formulation having pyrite content and low conductive additives: The invention relates to primary electrochemical cells having a jellyroll electrode assembly that includes a lithium-based negative electrode, a positive electrode with a coating comprising iron disulfide deposited on a current collector and a polymeric separator. More particularly, the invention relates to a cell designs and cathode formulations incorporating specific... Agent: Michael C. Pophal Eveready Battery Company Inc

20110008662 - Positive electrode for nonaqueous battery, electrode group for nonaqueous battery and method for producing the same, and rectangular nonaqueous secondary battery and method for producing the same: A positive electrode for a nonaqueous battery includes a double-coated part (14) including a positive electrode active material layer (13) formed on each surface of a current collector core (12), a core exposed part (18) which is located at an end of the current collector core (12), and does not... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20110008663 - Fixing mechanism and electronic device using same: A fixing mechanism is used to fix a battery in a sleeve with a battery cover. The fixing mechanism includes at least one receiving groove defined in the battery cover, at least one latching portion defined in an inner side surface of the sleeve corresponding to the at least one... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20110008664 - Input apparatus: An input apparatus includes a main body and a battery holding member. The main body has at least one battery slot. The battery holding member includes a rotation shaft and a holding arm connected to the rotation shaft. The holding arm is disposed over the at least one battery slot,... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20110008665 - Battery cell having improved thermal stability and middle or large-sized battery module employed with the same: Disclosed herein is a battery cell 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 layer and a metal layer while the electrode assembly is connected to electrode terminals extruding out of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110008666 - Battery cell of excellent heat dissipation property and middle or large-sized battery module employed with the same: Disclosed herein is a battery cell 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 layer and a metal layer while the electrode assembly is connected to electrode terminals extruding out of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110008667 - Battery pack including a plurality of unit cells: A battery pack including a plurality of unit cells, the battery pack including: a plurality of unit cells, a case accommodating the plurality of unit cells, and a first insulation structure covering a first external surface of the case. A plurality of first guide pins project from the first external... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110008668 - Powder for positive electrode active material, positive active electrode active material, and sodium secondary battery: The present invention provides a positive electrode active material that can suppress the necessity of performing sieving and is suitable for use in secondary batteries, particularly sodium secondary batteries. Also provided is a powder for a positive electrode active material as a raw material for the positive electrode active material.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110008669 - Power supply system: A power supply system including a plurality of batteries includes a busbar, a terminal and a busbar module. The busbar connects a first electrode of one of the batteries with a second electrode of another one of the batteries. The terminal is mounted on the busbar and is contacted with... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20110008670 - Battery module: A battery module for a rechargeable battery. The battery module has low contact resistance and includes: a plurality of electrode assemblies incorporating a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode; a housing installed with the electrode assembly; and at least... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110008671 - Negative electrode for nonaqueous battery, electrode group for nonaqueous battery and method for producing the same, and cylindrical nonaqueous secondary battery and method for producing the same: A negative electrode for a nonaqueous battery includes a double-coated part (14) including a negative electrode active material layer (13) formed on each surface of a current collector core (12), a core exposed part (18) which is located at an end of the current collector core (12), and does not... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20110008672 - Secondary battery and method of making the secondary battery: A secondary battery and a manufacturing method thereof are disclosed. In one embodiment, the secondary battery includes 1) an electrode assembly comprising an outer surface, 2) an electrolyte, 3) a sealing tape attached to and surrounding at least part of the outer surface of the electrode assembly, wherein the sealing... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110008673 - Negative electrode for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: In a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery 1 including a positive electrode 11, a negative electrode 12, a separator 14, a positive electrode lead 15, a negative electrode lead 16, a gasket 17, and a housing case 18, the negative electrode 12 including a negative electrode active material layer 12b including... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20110008674 - Slab lattice of the orthoplumbic acid battery: A slab lattice of the orthoplumbic acid battery is able to decrease a occurrence rate of sulfation, wherein, the slab lattice of the battery provided multiple skeleton frames which substantially parallel to each other on the inner rim of the outer frame, and each skeleton frame is provided with a... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20110008675 - Electrode assembly and lithium secondary battery having the same: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to electrode assemblies and secondary batteries using the same. The secondary battery includes an electrode assembly including a positive electrode having a positive active material, a negative electrode including a negative active material, and a separator between the positive and negative electrodes. The... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20110008676 - Anode for lithium-ion cell and method of making the same: The disclosure of the present application provides various compositions, and methods for preparing the same, which may be useful, for example, to prepare one or more anodes of the present disclosure. Such anodes may be useful, for example, to prepare one or more batteries which themselves, for example, may be... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20110008677 - Electrode and battery having the same: Disclosed are an electrode and a battery comprising the electrode. The electrode comprises a nano composite comprising nano particles capable of being oxidized and reduced and a carbonaceous material covering the nano particles.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110008678 - Electrode materials for secondary (rechargeable) electrochemical cells and their method of preparation: An electrode material for a rechargeable electrochemical cell comprises a metal phosphate of general composition M1M2PO4 having an olivine structure in which alkali metal cations (MI=Li+, Na+, K+) occupy M1 sites and transition metal cations (MV=Fe, Mn, Co) having both divalent and trivalent oxidation states occupy M2 sites. The material... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20110008679 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and method for fabricating the same: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes an electrode group 8 including a positive electrode 4 including a positive electrode current collector 4A and a positive electrode active material formed on the positive electrode current collector 4A, a negative electrode 5 including a negative electrode current collector 5A and a negative... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20110008680 - High voltage electrolyte: An organic electrolyte solvent includes a compound of the formula: R1—SO2—NR2—OR3 wherein R1 is selected from alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, aryls and their substituted derivatives and perfluorinated analogues; R2 is selected from alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, aryls and their substituted derivatives; R3 is selected from alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, aryls and their substituted... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle, Anderson & Citkowski, P.C.

20110008681 - Electrolytic solution: There is provided an electrolytic solution causing no phase separation even at low temperatures, being excellent in flame retardancy and noncombustibility, assuring high solubility of an electrolyte salt, having a high discharge capacity, being excellent in charge-discharge cycle characteristics and being suitable for electrochemical devices such as lithium ion secondary... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110008682 - Solvent for non-aqueous electrolytic solution of lithium secondary battery: There is provided a solvent for non-aqueous electrolytic solution of lithium secondary battery comprising a non-fluorine-containing cyclic carbonate (I), a non-fluorine-containing chain carbonate (II) and 1,2-dialkyl-1,2-difluoroethylene carbonate (III), wherein assuming that the total amount of (I), (II) and (III) is 100% by volume, the non-fluorine-containing cyclic carbonate (I) is contained... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110008683 - Cell or battery with a metal lithium electrode and electrolytes therefor: The invention discloses a method of increasing the cycle life of rechargeable battery with a negative electrode (anode) made of lithium or lithium-containing alloys and electrolyte/salt solution which comprises one or more non-aqueous organic solvents and one or more lithium salts, the method comprising adding to the electrolyte/salt solution a... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20110008684 - Non-aqueous electrolyte solution for lithium secondary battery and lithium secondary battery comprising the same: A non-aqueous electrolyte solution for a lithium secondary battery includes a lithium salt and a carbonate organic solvent. The non-aqueous electrolyte solution further includes a fluoro group-containing sulphonate compound expressed by Chemical Formula 1. When the non-aqueous electrolyte solution is employed for a lithium secondary battery, low-temperature discharging characteristics and... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110008685 - Liquid electrolyte for electrochemical device: The principal object of the present invention is to provide a liquid electrolyte for electrochemical device having a wide potential window. The invention solves the problem by providing a liquid electrolyte for electrochemical device, which comprises an electrolyte dissolved in an MFx complex being liquid at ordinary temperatures wherein “M”... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20110008686 - Performance recovery of a fuel cell: A method of improving the electrical performance of an operating fuel cell catalyst-containing cathode in a fuel cell connected to an electrical load by: reducing the flow of air to the cathode; disconnecting the load from the fuel cell; connecting a potentiostat to the fuel cell; cycling an applied voltage,... Agent: Naval Research Laboratory Associate Counsel (patents)

20110008687 - Fuel cell system with quick connect components: Embodiments relate to a fuel cell system. In an embodiment, the fuel cell system includes advanced leak test capabilities. In another embodiment, the fuel cell system includes a system to bypass one or more separation units while permitting the fuel cell system to continue to produce electricity. In another embodiment,... Agent: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC

20110008688 - Hydrogen production device, and fuel cell system provided with the same: A hydrogen generating apparatus contains a hydrogen generating device containing a reforming device; a desulfurizing device; a hydrocarbon removing device; a first raw material supplying path that passes the raw material through only the desulfurizing device among the desulfurizing device and the hydrocarbon removing device, and flows the raw material... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20110008689 - System and method for humidifying a master fuel cell stack with a slave fuel cell stack: A system and method for humidifying a fuel cell stack system is provided. The system includes a slave stack, a master stack and at least one valve. The slave stack generates power to drive a load in response to at least one fluid stream and discharges at least one recirculated... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl

20110008690 - Fuel cell stack: A fuel cell stack is provided having a plurality of unit cells stacked in a horizontal direction. Each unit cell includes an electrolyte membrane having two surfaces and a peripheral edge, electrodes provided on both surfaces of the electrolyte membrane, frame-shaped members provided on both surfaces of the electrolyte membrane... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20110008691 - Dynamically controllable direct oxidation fuel cell systems & methods therefor: A direct oxidation fuel cell (DOFC) system comprises at least one fuel cell assembly including a cathode and an anode with an electrolyte positioned therebetween; a source of liquid fuel in fluid communication with an anode inlet; an oxidant supply in fluid communication with a cathode inlet; a liquid/gas (L/G)... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20110008692 - Fuel cell system: The potential energy from a hydrogen tank is used in a gas jet pump, which draws in anode waste gas via an inlet and recirculates it to an anode inlet. To ensure that this system operates effectively even under low loads, a part of the waste gas is supplied to... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20110008693 - Hydrogen storage materials containing ammonia borane: According to at least one aspect of the present invention, an ammonia borane containing hydrogen storage material is provided to be present with substantially reduced formation of borazine or diborane. In at least one embodiment, the hydrogen storage material includes at least one ammonia borane (NH3BH3); and at least one... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl

20110008694 - Hydrogen generator, ammonia-burning internal combustion engine, and fuel cell: A hydrogen generator that can be operated in a broad temperature range is disclosed, which comprises a first ammonia conversion part having a hydrogen-generating material which reacts with ammonia in a first temperature range so as to generate hydrogen; a second ammonia conversion part having an ammonia-decomposing catalyst which decomposes... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20110008695 - Fuel cell system and method of controlling a fuel cell system: If subsequent to discontinuing generation by the fuel cell stack it is predicted that evolved water formed by electrochemical reaction of a fuel gas and an oxidant gas during generation may freeze in the membrane-electrode assembly provided to the fuel cell stack, low-level generation (temperature gradient formation control) is carried... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20110008696 - Grid frequency-responsive solid oxide fuel cell system: A method for operating a fuel cell system connected to a power grid includes determining a frequency of the power grid, and adjusting the operation of the fuel cell system based on the determined frequency.... Agent: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC

20110008697 - Fuel cell sensors and methods: Control systems, sensors and methods for controlling the fuel concentration in a fuel cell or a fuel cell stack are provided. In certain examples, the control system may be configured to detect a performance degradation, and the fuel concentration provided to the fuel cell may be adjusted in response to... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP

20110008698 - Separator plate configuration for a fuel cell: A fuel cell includes a membrane electrode assembly comprised of a membrane sandwiched between anode and cathode catalyst structures. An anode separator plate and a cathode separator plate are arranged adjacent to the membrane electrode assembly opposite from one another. The anode and cathode separator plates include opposing sides in... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.

20110008699 - Fuel cell system and control unit for fuel cell system: This invention provides a fuel cell system which can render the distribution of water in an electrolyte membrane even without lowing the pressure of a fuel system (1) comprises an electrolyte membrane (11), an oxidant electrode provided on one side of the electrolyte membrane (11), and a fuel electrode provided... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20110008700 - Fluid diverter for a fuel cell system: A fuel cell module including a fuel cell stack which includes a cathode compartment having cathode conduit extending from an inlet thereof. The cathode conduit conveys a fluid to at least one cathode positioned in the cathode compartment. An anode compartment having a fuel inlet conduit extending from an inlet... Agent: Michaud-kinney Group LLP

20110008701 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell includes plural single cells and first sidewalls disposed on the outer side of a cell stack including the plural single cells. In the first sidewalls, holes for supplying the reactive gas to the cell stack are formed. The single cells are disposed in a row shape along... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC

20110008702 - Insulating layer for a fuel cell assembly: A fuel cell assembly is disclosed, the fuel cell assembly including a pair of terminal plates, one terminal plate disposed at each end of the fuel cell assembly, a fuel cell disposed between a pair of end fuel cells and the terminal plates, and a thermally insulating, electrically conductive layer... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20110008705 - Catalytic electrode with gradient porosity and catalyst density for fuel cells: A membrane electrode assembly (MEA) for a fuel cell comprising a gradient catalyst structure and a method of making the same. The gradient catalyst structure can include a plurality of catalyst nanoparticles, e.g., platinum, disposed on layered buckypaper. The layered buckypaper can include at least a first layer and a... Agent: Gregory A. Nelson Novak Druce & Quigg LLP

20110008704 - Fuel cell: The present invention relates to a fuel cell including: a membrane electrode assembly (2) having a fuel electrode (13), an air electrode (16), and an electrolyte membrane (17) sandwiched therebetween; and a fuel storage unit (4) storing a liquid fuel. The fuel cell is capable of continuously generating electricity for... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20110008703 - Fuel cell with dead-end anode: A fuel cell (100) that generates power without discharging fuel gas includes: an electrolyte membrane (810); an anode (820) provided on one side of the electrolyte membrane; and a fuel-gas passage portion (840) provided on the outer side of the anode to form a fuel-gas supply passage through which fuel... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20110008707 - Catalyst layer for fuel cell membrane electrode assembly, fuel cell membrane electrode assembly using the catalyst layer, fuel cell, and method for producing the catalyst layer: A catalyst layer for a fuel cell membrane electrode assembly includes a plurality of agglomerates, adjacent ones of the plurality of agglomerates contacting with each other with pores provided between said adjacent ones of the plurality of agglomerates, each of the plurality of agglomerates being formed by packing a plurality... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20110008709 - Catalyst, process for preparing the same, and uses of the same: The present invention provides a catalyst which is not corroded in an acidic electrolyte or at a high potential, is excellent in durability and has high oxygen reduction activity. The catalyst of the present invention comprises an oxycarbonitride of titanium. The oxycarbonitride of titanium is preferably represented by the composition... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110008706 - Polymer coating of pem fuel cell catalyst layers: A fuel cell (5) has catalysts (8, 9) on either side of a proton exchange membrane (7). The catalysts have a coating (19, 20) of soluble polymer and carbon forming microporous layers adhered to the catalyst chemically and/or by mechanical interference. The coating solution may be sprayed or rolled onto... Agent: M.p. William

20110008708 - Reinforced electrolyte membrane for fuel cell, fuel cell membrane-electrode assembly, and solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell comprising the fuel cell membrane-electrode assembly: The present invention provides a reinforced electrolyte membrane for fuel cell comprising a porous substrate impregnated with a polyelectrolyte liquid dispersion, wherein either the maximum tensile strength in the machine direction (for sheet processing) (MD) or the maximum tensile strength in the transverse direction (TD; vertical to the MD direction)... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20110008710 - Material for catalyst layer for polymer electrolyte fuel cell: A precursor material obtained by polymerizing a perfluoromonomer having a fluorosulfonyl group in the presence of noble metal catalyst fine particles supported carbon particles, a material for a catalyst layer obtained by converting the fluorosulfonyl groups of the precursor material to sulfonic acid groups, and a membrane/electrode assembly for a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110008711 - Polymer electrolyte membrane: p

20110008712 - Fuel cell having single body support: Disclosed is a fuel cell having a single body support, which includes a single body support including a plurality of unit supports and a connector for connecting the plurality of unit supports in parallel, an air electrode layer formed on an outer surface of the single body support, an electrolyte... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20110008713 - Electrochemical cells: An electrochemical cell comprises a first electrode, a second electrode, a porous separator, between the first and second electrodes, a first channel, having an inlet and an outlet, and a second channel, having an inlet and an outlet. The first channel is contiguous with the first electrode and the porous... Agent: Evan Law Group LLC

20110008714 - Low-cost manganese-stabilized austenitic stainless steel alloys, bipolar plates comprising the alloys, and fuel cell systems comprising the bipolar plates: Corrosion resistant, manganese-stabilized austenitic stainless steels with a low nickel content are used in bipolar plates, methods for fabricating the bipolar plates, and polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells comprising the bipolar plates. The bipolar plates are formed from high-manganese austenitic stainless steels comprising, in weight percents, 4.0 to 35... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

20110008715 - Platinum loaded substrate for a fuel cell and method for producing same: A method of depositing platinum onto a support is disclosed. This method is based on a combination of two processes: electrochemical and electroless deposition, using a chemical bath containing a platinum source and agents that trigger nucleation and buffer the solution. This method is capable of producing a catalyst having... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.

20110008716 - Fuel cell including support having mesh structure: Disclosed is a solid oxide fuel cell, which includes a support having a mesh structure, an anode layer formed on an outer surface of the support, an electrolyte layer formed on an outer surface of the anode layer, and a cathode layer formed on an outer surface of the electrolyte... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

  
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20110003181 - Battery pack and method of fabricating the same: A battery pack comprising a battery cell coupled to a circuit module and a method of fabricating the same are disclosed. A battery pack comprises a battery cell, a circuit module coupled to the battery cell, wherein the circuit module comprises a top surface, a bottom surface, and terminals on... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110003180 - Battery pack and method of manufacturing battery pack: A battery pack and a method of manufacturing the battery pack. An embodiment of a battery pack includes: a bare cell including an electrode assembly, a can containing the electrode assembly and having an opening at an end thereof for receiving the electrode assembly, and a cap plate sealing the... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20110003178 - Microporous films, methods for their production, and applications thereof: The invention relates to a microporous membrane having a relatively low heat shrinkage values along planar axes of the membrane. The invention also relates to a battery separator formed by such microporous membrane, and a battery comprising such a separator. Another aspect of the invention relates to a method for... Agent: Exxonmobil Chemical Company

20110003179 - Protection circuit board, secondary battery, and battery pack: A protection circuit board, a secondary battery, and a battery pack including a secondary battery. In embodiments of a protection circuit board, as well as a secondary battery and a battery pack including a protection circuit board, a secondary protection device is disposed in a board body of the protection... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20110003183 - Common mode voltage enumeration in a battery pack: An apparatus and method for these embodiments of the present invention, useful in manufacturing for example, includes a plurality of battery modules serially intercoupled together, each module including a housing with an anode connector and a cathode connector, each housing including a memory for storing a module identifier and wherein... Agent: Tesla Motors, Inc. C/o Patent Law Offices Of Michael E. Woods

20110003182 - Connection scheme for multiple battery cells: A series-parallel battery system with a buffer resistor coupled to each junction of batteries or battery cells. Buffer resistors on the same row are coupled to a measurement node. Terminals of the battery system and the measurement nodes are treated as measurement points that are coupled to a conventional battery... Agent: Saile Ackerman LLC

20110003184 - Battery having closing plug: A rechargeable battery, particularly a lead storage battery, having filling openings that are disposed in the battery cover and lead to the battery cells, closing plugs being provided in said filling openings in a sealing manner, wherein, between the inner wall of the filling opening and the outer wall of... Agent: Oliver Intellectual Property LLC

20110003185 - Sealing frame for cells in a battery with a thermally active compensating element: Sealing frame (1) for utilization in a battery, encompassing a base body (2) whereby the base body (2) encompasses an opening (3), whereby the base body (2) features a first sealing surface (4) and a facing second sealing surface (5) and whereby the first sealing surface (4) and/or the second... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20110003186 - Battery holder and power supply using the same: A power supply includes a battery and a battery holder. The battery includes a positive electrode protruding outwardly and a negative electrode opposite the positive electrode. The battery holder includes a housing to receive the battery defining a latching groove in an inner surface thereof; an elastic member fixed in... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20110003187 - Battery unit for hybrid or electric vehicles: A battery unit for hybrid or electric vehicles comprising a cell module including a plurality of storage cells, each accommodated in a prismatic cell casing with two large surfaces arranged parallel to each other and four narrow side surfaces. The prismatic cell casings with their parallel arranged large surfaces are... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC

20110003188 - Energy storage device: A structure of energy storage device, including a plurality of rechargeable batteries disposed in a row with a distance to each other, and a heat dissipating structure firmly inserted accordingly between the rechargeable batteries. The heat dissipating structure is a heat dissipating medium of the energy storage device.... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20110003189 - Porous film material comprising at least one carbonaceous semimetal oxide phase, and use thereof as a separator material for electrochemical cells: said carbonaceous (semi)metal oxide phase A forming essentially continuous phase domains in which the pore phase present in the film material and the optionally present organic polymer phase(s) B are intercalated, the mean distance between two phase boundaries of adjacent domains of identical phases being not more than 50 nm,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110003190 - Battery separator for a storage battery: A battery separator for a lead acid (storage) battery is made from a thermoplastic sheet material. The sheet material has a central region flanked by peripheral regions. The central region includes a plurality of longitudinally extending ribs that are integrally formed from the sheet material. The peripheral regions are free... Agent: Hammer & Associates, P.C.

20110003192 - Mixed metal oxide and sodium secondary battery: The present invention provides a sodium secondary battery capable of reducing the amount used of a scarce metal element such as lithium and cobalt and moreover, ensuring a larger discharge capacity after repeating charge/discharge as compared with conventional techniques, and a mixed metal oxide usable as the positive electrode active... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110003191 - Sodium secondary battery: The present invention provides a sodium secondary battery having a superior cycling performance as compared with conventional techniques. A sodium secondary battery of the present invention comprises a positive electrode comprising a mixed metal oxide which comprises Na and M1 wherein M1 represents two or more elements selected from the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110003193 - Battery pack: A battery pack includes a plurality of unit batteries disposed in a spacer and connected via electrode tabs in a case so as to facilitate assembly of the battery pack and to prevent movement of the unit batteries when the battery pack is used, thereby increasing performance and efficiency of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110003194 - Lithium ion battery: A lithium ion battery is disclosed. The lithium ion battery includes a can, an electrode assembly, and a cap assembly. A relatively thin emergency rupture member is formed on (or at) a bottom (or bottom surface) of the can. The emergency rupture member may have a line shape which is... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20110003195 - Battery pack: According to an embodiment, a battery pack includes a battery cell, a circuit module, and a cover. The circuit module is coupled to the battery cell by lead plates. Terminals are disposed on a top surface of the circuit module. The cover is coupled to the circuit module and the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110003196 - Battery pack: A battery pack, which prevents a circuit module from being bent, has durability against an external impact, and is easily welded. The battery pack includes a bare cell on which an electrode terminal protrudes from a surface thereof, a circuit module disposed on the surface of the bare cell and... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110003198 - Overlaying member and film-covered electrical device: A battery element (2) includes a positive electrode and a negative electrode stacked via a separator. A collector portion (3) is formed by collectively bonding each of positive electrode plates and negative electrode plates which extend outward from this stacked region. Laminated films (5, 6) are obtained by laminating a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110003197 - Sealing frame for use in a battery: A battery includes at least two sealing frames and at least one cell. The sealing frames include a base body defining an opening wherein the base body includes a first sealing surface embodied to be elastically compressible and positioned against opposite sides of a tapered area of the at least... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20110003199 - Negative electrode element for lithium-ion secondary battery, lithium-ion secondary battery and method of manufacturing the same: A negative electrode element for a lithium-ion secondary battery includes: a negative electrode current collector; and a negative electrode layer that includes an alloying active material layer formed on the negative electrode current collector and a resin layer formed on a surface of the alloying active material layer so as... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20110003200 - Lithium transition metal based compound powder, method for manufacturing the same, spray-dried substance serving as firing precursor thereof, lithium secondary battery positive electrode by using the same, and lithium secondary battery: A lithium transition metal based compound powder for a lithium secondary battery positive electrode material, characterized by including a lithium transition metal based compound, which has a function of enabling insertion and elimination of lithium ions, as a primary component and being produced by conducting firing after at least one... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110003201 - Electricity storage material and electricity storage device: An electricity storage material according to the present invention contains a copolymer compound of first units and second units, each first unit having a side chain which is an oxidation-reduction site having a it conjugate electron cloud and being of a structure represented by general formula (1) below, and each... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20110003202 - Binder composition for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery electrode and nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: Disclosed is a binder composition for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery electrode including an antioxidizing agent, able to inhibit the thickening of an electrode slurry. The binder composition enables to form electrode slurry without making the antioxidizing agent adhere to the insides of fine pores of electrode active materials after... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110003203 - Eletrode and battery having the same: wherein each of R1 to R3 independently represents a hydrocarbon group having from 4 to 10 carbon atoms; R4 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group; each of R6 and R7 independently represents a hydrogen atom or a hydrocarbon group having from 1 to 4 carbon atoms; each of... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20110003204 - Positive electrode for lithium secondary battery and lithium secondary battery comprising the same: Provided is a positive electrode for a lithium secondary battery including a positive active material and a conductive agent comprising a plurality of plate-structured carbon particles.... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20110003206 - Positive electrode active element and lithium secondary battery: A positive electrode active material having a specific surface area of 0.1 to 0.5 m2/g, which contains a large number of crystal grains containing primary particles of 5 to 20 μm in particle diameter, composed of lithium manganate of spinel structure containing lithium and manganese as the constituent elements, and... Agent: Burr & Brown

20110003205 - Positive electrode active element and lithium secondary battery using the same: A positive electrode active material comprising a large number of crystal grains composed of lithium manganate of spinel structure, wherein the large number of crystal grains contain primary particles of 3 to 20 μm in particle diameter by 70 areal % or more relative to all the crystal grains, the... Agent: Burr & Brown

20110003207 - Anode composition comprising acrylonitrile-acrylic acid copolymer as binder, method for preparing the anode composition and lithium secondary battery using the anode composition: An anode composition for a lithium secondary battery is provided. The anode composition comprises an anode active material, a conductive material, and an acrylonitrile-acrylic acid copolymer with a high molecular weight as a binder. The acrylonitrile-acrylic acid copolymer has a molar ratio of acrylonitrile to acrylic acid of 1:0.01-2. Further... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20110003208 - Negative electrode for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A negative electrode for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery including: a current collector; and an active material layer including at least two alloy-based active materials selected from the group consisting of silicon, tin, a silicon oxide, and a tin oxide. The active material layer includes a first portion supported on... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20110003209 - Separator for battery, method for manufacturing the same, and lithium secondary battery: The separator for a battery according to the present invention is a separator for a battery including an insulator layer containing a fibrous material having a heat resistant temperature of equal to or higher than 150° C., insulating inorganic fine particles and a binder, or a separator for a battery... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110003210 - Polyolefin microporous membrane surface-modified by hydrophilic polymer, surface modification method thereof and lithium-ion polymer battery including the same: The polyolefin microporous membrane of which surface is modified by a hydrophilic polymer minimizes membrane distortion by employing plasma-induced coating method and also increase the membrane's mechanical strength and heat resistance. In addition, the polyolefin microporous membrane enhances the ability of impregnating an electrolyte solution by increasing polarity and surface... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.

20110003211 - Electrodes with solid polymer electrolytes: An electrode assembly that includes an electrode film and a current collector is provided. The electrode film includes electrode active material, electronically conductive particles, and a solid polymer electrolyte. In some embodiments, no additional binder is used as the solid polymer electrolyte also acts as a binder to hold together... Agent: Seeo, Inc.

20110003212 - Lithium ion secondary battery and process for producing the secondary battery: A multilayer whole solid-type lithium ion rechargeable battery has hitherto been produced by stacking green sheets of a positive electrode layer, a solid electrolyte layer, and a negative electrode layer, which are formed of respective materials different from each other in coefficient of thermal expansion, and firing the layers at... Agent: Young & Thompson

20110003213 - Metal-air battery with siloxane material: A metal-air battery includes an air electrode and a siloxane material proximate to or incorporated within the air electrode. A method is also disclosed that includes providing a siloxane material, providing a transfer layer, and co-extruding the siloxane material with the transfer layer to form a siloxane membrane. The siloxane... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20110003214 - Hydrodesulfurizer recycle applied upstream of processor feedstock pressurization: Fuel processing by a reformer (42) and a shift reactor (44) converts hydrocarbon feedstock (12) and steam (36) to hydrogen-rich reformate (11), such as for use in a fuel cell power plant (47). Some of the reformate is recycled through a restriction (18) to the inlet (15) of a feedstock... Agent: M.p. Williams

20110003216 - Fuel cell and fuel cell system: The fuel cell according to the present invention includes a membrane electrode assembly, two diffusion layers, an oxygen supplying layer, a water-absorbing layer, and a current collector. An end portion of the water-absorbing layer is located on a plane including an opening portion or on the fuel cell-side with respect... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20110003215 - Fuel cell system: There is disclosed a fuel cell system capable of drying a fuel cell in a short time after a system stop instruction is issued. The fuel cell system includes a controller to control the execution of a normal operation and a dry operation which decreases the water content of the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20110003217 - Wicking layer for managing moisture distribution in a fuel cell: An exemplary device for managing moisture content within a fuel cell includes a reactant distribution plate having a plurality of members that establish reactant flow channels that are open on at least one side of the plate. A wicking layer is against the one side of the plate. The wicking... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.

20110003218 - Device, method and system for producing thermal and/or kinetic and electrical energy: The present concerns an apparatus (5, 105) for energy production from a hydrocarbon mixture (15) having at least one dehydrogenatable compound, in particular from a hydrocarbon-based fuel, preferably from kerosene, comprising a tank (10, 110) for providing the hydrocarbon mixture (15), and a combustion machine (20, 120) connected to the... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20110003219 - Solid oxide fuel cell including bypass circuit: In one aspect there is disclosed a solid oxide fuel cell including an insulating housing. A plurality of interconnected cells defining a stack are disposed within the housing. Each of the fuel cells includes an anode and a cathode. A bypass circuit is positioned outside of the housing and is... Agent: Adaptive Materials Inc.

20110003221 - Fuel cell system: Provided is a fuel cell system which can properly control a refresh operation. A controller controls the refresh operation so that an output voltage does not exceed an avoidance voltage even after the refresh operation. Specifically, the controller estimates the output voltage after the refresh operation from the output voltage... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20110003222 - Hydrogen passivation shut down system for a fuel cell power plant: The invention is a hydrogen passivation shut down system for a fuel cell power plant (10). An anode flow path (24) is in fluid communication with an anode catalyst (14) for directing hydrogen fuel to flow adjacent to the anode catalyst (14), and a cathode flow path (38) is in... Agent: Malcolm J. Chisholm, Jr. Attorney At Law

20110003220 - Method and apparatus for the disconnection of a fuel cell: The invention relates to a method for the disconnection of a fuel cell (1) with a plurality of cells (11) connected in series, wherein at least two reaction gases are supplied during operation, and the supply of at least one reaction gas is interrupted after operation, and the reaction gas... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20110003223 - Method of controlling fuel cell vehicle and fuel cell system: A fuel cell vehicle is controlled by performing a rate limiting control process for reducing electric power generated by a fuel cell to reduce a frequency at which a voltage generated by the fuel cell is equal to or higher than a predetermined voltage when electric power requested by a... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20110003224 - Evaporatively cooled fuel cell system and method for operating an evaporatively cooled fuel cell system: A fuel cell system (10) comprises a fuel cell (14) and an evaporative cooling system (16), which is in thermal contact with the fuel cell (14), in order that heat generated by the fuel cell (14) during operation of the fuel cell (14) is absorbed through evaporation of a cooling... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

20110003225 - Recharging valve for a fuel cell: The present invention relates to a recharging valve for an electrical power generator. The electrical power generator includes one or more fuel cells, a housing, surrounding the one or more fuel cells, a sleeve contacting at least a portion of an outer surface of the housing, a fuel chamber enclosing... Agent: Honeywell/slw Patent Services

20110003226 - Fuel cell apparatus and method of fabrication: A fuel cell is described. The fuel cell includes current collectors, each of which includes a substrate of lightweight material, such as Kapton material. Micro channels are formed via laser machining or chemical etching into the substrate. The current collectors further include conductive layers sputtered on the substrate, and protective... Agent: Evan Law Group LLC

20110003227 - Fuel cell: Disclosed is a fuel cell including a fuel cell stack; a stack case which contains the fuel cell stack; and a blocking device including connecting portions which electrically connect, to output terminal portions of the fuel cell stack, output cables to transmit the output of the fuel cell stack to... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20110003228 - Sealing arrangement for high-temperature fuel cell stack: Disclosed is a sealing assembly for metal components, wherein the sealing assembly has an electrical insulating effect, and wherein the sealing assembly comprises a ceramic layer and a base brazing material disposed thereon, to which germanium is added. The addition of germanium advantageously ranges from 0.1 to 5.0 mol %,... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20110003229 - Electrochemical cell and membranes related thereto: Embodiments of the invention relate to electrochemical cells and membranes including alternating electrically conductive and dielectric regions. One embodiment describes an ion-conducting composite layer for an electrochemical cell, including two or more electrically conductive components, each electrically conductive component having one or more electrically conductive passageways and one or more... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20110003230 - Compression apparatus for fuel cell stack: In a fuel cell stack assembly, a mechanism for securing the fuel cell stack in its compressed, assembled state includes a spring bar loading a disc spring at an inner diameter of the disc spring and a compression band which circumscribes the fuel cell stack assembly.... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20110003231 - Fuel cell components including immobilized heteropolyacids: A fuel cell component is made with a composite including a proton conducting polymer, a water insoluble proton conducting inorganic material, and a heteropolyacid immobilized by chemically bonding to the inorganic material. In another embodiment, the fuel cell component is made with a composite including a non-proton conducting polymer, a... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC

20110003232 - Seal structure adopted in membrane electrode assembly for fuel cell: First reinforcing members, having a low modulus of elasticity, are disposed between an electrolyte membrane and second reinforcing members having a high modulus of elasticity, so as not to allow the electrolyte membrane to readily rub against the first reinforcing members as the electrolyte membrane expands and shrinks and to... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20110003233 - Solid oxide electrolytic device: A monolithic electrolytic assembly (MEA), as well as associated structures and processes operative in the general field of solid oxide electrolytic devices, is disclosed. The invention provides a reliable and durable interconnect for both structural and electrical components of such devices. In the present invention, thin-film-based solid oxide fuel cells... Agent: Donald Hilliard

20110003234 - Polymer composition, polymer membrane comprising the polymer composition, process for preparing it and fuel cell comprising the membrane: A polymer composition comprising (a) a polybenzimidazole derived from (a1) at least one bis-(ortho-diamino) aromatic compound and (a2) at least one aromatic carboxylic acid or derivative thereof, each containing at least two acid groups and at least one hydroxyl group in α-position of a carboxylic group; (b) orthophosphoric acid; and... Agent: Solvay C/o B. Ortego - Iam-nafta

20110003235 - Solid oxide fuel cell and manufacturing method thereof: A solid oxide fuel cell comprising a metal frame, a porous metal substrate, a first anode isolation layer, an anode interlayer, a second anode isolation layer, an electrolyte layer, a cathode isolation layer, a cathode interlayer and a cathode current collecting layer. The first anode isolation layer, the anode interlayer,... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20110003236 - Reducing loss of liquid electrolyte from a high temperature polymer-electrolyte membrane fuel cell: A method for controlling an amount of a liquid electrolyte in a polymer-electrolyte membrane of a fuel cell is provided. The method comprises enriching one or more of a fuel flow and an air flow with a vapor of the liquid electrolyte, the liquid electrolyte being unreplenishable via an electrochemical... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP

20110003237 - Slideable cylindrical valve for fuel cell: A power generator including one or more fuel cells, a fuel chamber enclosing a hydrogen generating fuel, and one or more slideable cylindrical valves in contact with the fuel chamber. The one or more valves include an inner cylindrical component with first perforations, and a slideable cylindrical component with second... Agent: Honeywell/slw Patent Services

20110003238 - Pump and fuel cell system having a pump: A pump has a shaft, an impeller arranged on the shaft, and a labyrinth seal which is arranged between stationary and moving parts of the pump. A plurality of blades are arranged on the rotor and a labyrinth seal extends at least between the shaft and a rear portion of... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20110003239 - Curable composition, cured product thereof, molded product thereof and use as fuel cell separator: A curable composition comprising: (A) a hydrocarbon compound having a plurality of carbon-carbon double bonds, and (B) a carbonaceous material. The hydrocarbon compound may preferably be 1,2-polybutadiene. The curable composition may be used for a fuel cell separator.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

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