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Chemistry: electrical current producing apparatus, product, and process February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/11Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 02/24/2011 > 66 patent applications in 53 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110045321 - Battery pack containing pcm employed with safety member: Disclosed herein is a battery pack including a battery cell having an electrode assembly of a cathode/separator/anode structure mounted in a battery case together with an electrolyte in a sealed state, and a protection circuit module (PCM) electrically connected to the battery cell, wherein the PCM is provided with a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20110045322 - Secondary battery pack having pcm assembly and insulating mounting member of novel structure: Disclosed herein is a secondary battery pack including a battery cell, a protection circuit module (PCM) assembly having a connection member (A), an insulative mounting member having a connection member (B) embedded therein, and an insulative cap. The connection member (B) is coupled to a second electrode terminal of the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20110045323 - Current limiting apparatus and method: A battery pack (200) includes a power limiting apparatus (230) comprising a power limiting resistor (232) in series with an overcurrent protection device (234). A switch (236) under the control of a data line (202) is placed in parallel with the series coupled power limiting resistor (232) and overcurrent protection... Agent: Motorola, Inc Penny Tomko
20110045324 - Electrochemical energy storage device: An electrochemical energy storage device provides problem-free pressure compensation at a permanently high impermeability, includes a storage housing (1), which encases a volume, in which cells are accommodated, wherein the storage housing (1) protects the volume from the surroundings, and includes a volume compensation device (2), which compensates pressure differences... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20110045325 - Lead storage battery: A lead storage battery including a cell, a cell chamber, and a gas exhaust unit. The gas exhaust unit includes a small chamber provided in a battery lid and including a first exhaust path having an opening at the cell chamber side, a covering body mounted on a bottom wall... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20110045326 - Device and method for cooling a battery module: In a battery module, having a housing, at least one battery, which is disposed in the housing, at least one inlet opening for introducing a cooling fluid into the housing, and at least one outlet opening for conducting the cooling fluid out of the housing. According to the invention, compressed... Agent: Ronald E. Greigg Greigg & Greigg P.l.l.c.
20110045327 - Electrochemical device and packaging structure thereof: Provided is an electrochemical device which is compatible with high-temperature reflow soldering using lead-free solder. An electric double-layer capacitor 10-1 has a structure in which a positive terminal 12 and a negative terminal 13 are led out of a package 14 where an electric storage element 11 is sealed. The... Agent: Law Office Of Katsuhiro Arai
20110045328 - Non-aqueous electrolyte battery and battery pack: According to one embodiment, a non-aqueous electrolyte battery includes an outer case, a positive electrode housed in the outer case and containing a positive electrode active material, a negative electrode housed in the outer case and containing a monoclinic crystal β-type titanium composite oxide, and a non-aqueous electrolyte filled in... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20110045329 - Power-supply device: The power-supply device includes: a battery assembly composed of a plurality of batteries each having a positive electrode at one end of the battery and a negative electrode at the other end of the battery, said batteries overlapped with each other in a manner that electrodes having the different polarities... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20110045330 - Method for preventing erroneous loading of component-to-be-loaded on main body side apparatus, component-to-be-loaded and battery pack: In case a similar component-to-be-loaded is erroneously loaded on a main body side apparatus, contact of terminals are avoided. To this end, a video camera (main body side apparatus) 1 has a main body side terminal 30, and a battery pack (component-to-be-loaded) 100 has a battery side terminal (component-to-be-loaded side... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20110045331 - Device for retaining a battery: A device is provided for retaining a battery in a motor vehicle and has a receptacle element for receiving a battery, a bracket element, which at least partially encloses the receptacle element and/or the battery, and a fixing element, which is fastenable on the bracket element, the battery being fixed... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gme)
20110045332 - Redox flow battery system for distributed energy storage: A large stack redox flow battery system provides a solution to the energy storage challenge of many types of renewable energy systems. Independent reaction cells arranged in a cascade configuration are configured according to state of charge conditions expected in each cell. The large stack redox flow battery system can... Agent: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC
20110045335 - Battery module having flexibility in designing structure of module and battery pack employed with the same: Disclosed herein is a battery module having a plurality of plate-shaped battery cells which are sequentially stacked, wherein the battery module is configured in a structure in which two or more battery cell units are connected in series to each other in a state in which the battery cell units... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20110045334 - Battery with a case and a heat-conducting plate: A battery with a case and a heat-conducting plate for adjusting the temperature of the battery has several individual cells that are connected in parallel or in series, and are thermally coupled to the heat-conducting plate. The battery is formed of at least two cell stacks that are arranged one... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20110045333 - Rechargeable battery and battery module: A battery assembly comprises: a plurality of battery modules wherein each of the battery modules include an electrode group positioned within a recess in a case wherein the case defines an opening that is covered by a film cover and wherein the case includes at least one first heat dissipating... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20110045336 - Battery part: A battery part such as a battery terminal and method of making the same with the battery part having a sealing region or sealing bead located on a lateral face of the acid ring with the beveled sealing region increasing the resistance to leakage therepast as the container shrinks. Another... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20110045337 - Vacuum-sealing-type flexible-film primary battery and method of manufacturing the same: Provided are a vacuum-sealing-type flexible-film primary battery and a method of manufacturing the same. The primary battery includes a battery assembly comprising a positive electrode plate including a positive electrode collector having a first conductive carbon layer disposed on a surface-treated inner surface of a first pouch and a positive... Agent: Ampacc Law Group, PLLC
20110045338 - Separator having porous coating layer and electrochemical device containing the same: A separator includes a porous substrate having a plurality of pores; and a porous coating layer formed on at least one surface of the porous substrate and made of a mixture of a plurality of inorganic particles and a binder polymer, wherein the binder polymer includes a first polyvinylidene fluoride-based... Agent: Lgchem Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP
20110045339 - In-situ pore generation in lead-acid battery separator: A microporous polyethylene battery separator material (212), for use in a flooded-cell type lead-acid battery, benefits from increased porosity, enhanced wettability, and exceptionally low electrical resistance when an electrolyte-soluble pore former is employed in the manufacturing process. The pore former (210) is soluble in electrolytic fluid and therefore dissolves in-situ... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Pdx
20110045340 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery including an electrode assembly, and a case, the case including a pair of long side walls facing each other, and a pair of short side walls at ends of the long side walls, and accommodating the electrode assembly in a space defined by the long side walls... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.
20110045341 - Cylindrical secondary battery: A secondary battery that includes a cylindrical can, an electrode assembly arranged in a jelly-role configuration within the cylindrical can and having a core extending about an axis thereof and a hollow center pin arranged within the core of the electrode assembly and having an inner diameter and an outer... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm
20110045342 - Method for dismantling a device including at least one article at least partially imbedded in a resin: A method for dismantling a device including at least one article at least partially embedded in a resin, the article including a body and a housing at least partially surrounding the body, the housing being at least partially in contact with the resin, wherein the method includes extracting the body... Agent: Berenato & White, LLC
20110045343 - High voltage battery system having modular high voltage battery interface with integrated connector and fuse: A battery interface includes an interface housing which encloses an electrical connector for an electrically powered device and a fuse electrically connected to the electrical connector. The fuse is preselected to match the electrically powered device to which electrical power is to be supplied via the electrical connector. The interface... Agent: Sherr & Vaughn, PLLC
20110045344 - Battery: A battery including an electrode assembly having a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a separator interposed between the electrodes, a container housing the electrode assembly, a tab attached to a first side of an uncoated region of the electrode assembly, the tab having a terminal, a first insulator interposed... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.
20110045345 - Power source apparatus and method of manufacturing power source apparatus: A power source apparatus includes a case 92 housing a power generating element therein and having a hole portion 93h formed therein, the hole portion communicating from the exterior to the interior, an external electrode terminal 94 provided near the hole portion 93h outside the case 92, and an internal... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20110045346 - Battery structures, self-organizing structures and related methods: An energy storage device includes a first electrode comprising a first material and a second electrode comprising a second material, at least a portion of the first and second materials forming an interpenetrating network when dispersed in an electrolyte, the electrolyte, the first material and the second material are selected... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20110045348 - Cathode active material coated with resistance-reduction coating layer, and all solid-state lithium secondary battery using the same: In a cathode active material coated with a resistance-reduction coating layer for preventing formation of a resistive layer, which has a cathode active material and a resistance-reduction coating layer with which a surface of the cathode active material is coated, the resistance-reduction coating layer contains substantially no fine particles of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20110045347 - Self assembled multi-layer nanocomposite of graphene and metal oxide materials: Nanocomposite materials having at least two layers, each layer consisting of one metal oxide bonded to at least one graphene layer were developed. The nanocomposite materials will typically have many alternating layers of metal oxides and graphene layers, bonded in a sandwich type construction and will be incorporated into an... Agent: Douglas E. Mckinley, Jr. Mckinley Law Office
20110045349 - 3d approach on battery and supercapacitor fabrication by initiation chemical vapor deposition techniques: Methods and apparatus for forming energy storage devices are provided. In one embodiment a method of producing an energy storage device is provided. The method comprises positioning an anodic current collector into a processing region, depositing one or more three-dimensional electrodes separated by a finite distance on a surface of... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP - - Appm/tx
20110045350 - Mesoporous materials for electrodes: Mesoporous electrode materials with large particle size where the majority of particles have sizes in excess of 15 μm have a well connected internal mesopore network, and have high power capability when used as intercalation materials for a range of battery and supercapacitor chemistries that rely on intercalation mechanisms to... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20110045351 - High-power nanoscale cathodes for thin-film microbatteries: A method, including placing a substrate of a battery in a bath consisting of a metal M chosen from a metal group consisting of Fe, Ni, Co, Cu, W, V, and Mn, an oxidant selected from an oxidant group consisting of oxygen and sulfur, and a polymer. The method also... Agent: D. Kligler I.p. Services Ltd
20110045352 - Mesoporous co3o4 nanoparticles, associated methods and applications: Each of: (1) a nanoparticle comprising a substantially single crystalline mesoporous Co3O4 material; (2) a battery electrode comprising a plurality of nanoparticles comprising the substantially single crystalline mesoporous Co3O4 material; (3) a battery comprising the battery electrode comprising the plurality of nanoparticles comprising the substantially single crystalline mesoporous Co3O4 material;... Agent: Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
20110045354 - Artificial graphite particles and method for manufacturing same, nonaqueous electrolyte secondary cell negative electrode and method for manufacturing same, and lithium secondary cell: Artificial graphite particles, having a secondary particle structure in which a plurality of primary particles composed of graphite are clustered or bonded together, and having a layer structure in which the edge portion of the primary particles is bent in a polyhedral shape.... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC
20110045353 - Negative electrode for lithium secondary battery and lithium secondary battery: A negative electrode for a lithium secondary battery includes a layer of a mixture containing graphite powder and an organic binder on a current collector, wherein a diffraction intensity ratio (002)/(110) measured by X-ray diffractometry of the layer of a mixture is 500 or less. A lithium secondary battery includes... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20110045355 - Electrode for lithium battery and lithium battery: A lithium battery electrode body includes: a collector electrode; and an electrode mixture layer in which a plurality of first particles including electrode active material and a plurality of second particles including solid electrolyte are mixed, wherein the electrode mixture layer is provided on one of sides of the collector... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20110045356 - Battery: In a battery in which each of a positive electrode plate 4 and a negative electrode plate 8 is formed by coating a surface of a strip-shaped current collector 5, 9 with an active material layer 6, 10 and in which an electrode group 13 formed by winding or stacking... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20110045357 - Electrolyte and cell: where R1 is an alkyl group of 1 to 3 carbon atoms which may have a substituent group, and R2 and R3 are each independently a sulfonyl group having a substituent group of 1 to 3 carbon atoms or a sulfinyl group having a substituent group of 1 to 3... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20110045358 - Non-aqueous electrolyte for a lithium battery and lithium battery including the same: A non-aqueous electrolyte for a lithium battery includes a non-aqueous organic solvent, the organic solvent including one or more of a carbonate-based solvent, an ester-based solvent, an ether-based solvent, and/or a ketone-based solvent, a lithium salt, and a hexafluoroacetylacetone in an amount of about 0.02 parts by weight to about... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20110045359 - Reactive ionic liquids: The invention relates to reactive ionic liquids containing organic cations with groups or substituents which are susceptible to electrochemical reduction and anions obtained from fluoroalkyl phosphates, fluoroalkyl phosphinates, fluoroalkyl phosphonates, acetates, triflates, imides, methides, borates, phosphates and/or aluminates, for use in electrochemical cells, such as lithium ion batteries and double-layer... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.
20110045360 - Lithium ion secondary battery and method for producing lithium ion secondary battery: The invention relates to a lithium ion secondary battery including: a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and a non-aqueous electrolyte, wherein the non-aqueous electrolyte includes a non-aqueous solvent including a fluoroether, the positive electrode includes a positive electrode current... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20110045361 - Nonaqueous electrolyte for lithium battery and lithium battery using same: (In the formula R1 and R2 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, or an alkyl group having from 1 to 6 carbon atoms; R3 represents a hydrogen atom, a methyl group, or a group —CH2CO2CR1R2C≡CH (R1 and R2 have the same meaning as above) .) A lithium battery uses the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20110045362 - Oxidation-resistant composite conductor and manufacturing method for the composite conductor: A composite conductor for electric current comprises a core made of a first material and a jacket made of a second material, wherein the second material has a lower electrical conductivity than the first material. The second material is oxidation-resistant at temperatures up to at least 600° C., in particular... Agent: Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery
20110045363 - Process and equipment to significantly reduce co2 emissions from direct carbon fuel cells without materially increasing the cost of generating electricity: A carbon-based energy system including an apparatus for generating electricity and byproduct CO2, a photosynthesis bioreactor that converts CO2, and a CO2 storage unit. In one embodiment, the energy system includes a direct carbon fuel cell (DCFC), a photosynthetic bioreactor, and a thermoacoustic cooler. Also provided is a method for... Agent: Calfee Halter & Griswold, LLP
20110045364 - Method and apparatus for generating hydrogen: Method and apparatus for generating hydrogen from a fuel comprising an endothermically decomposable compound, preferably methanol, and optionally comprising water. A catalyst is preferably used to decompose the methanol into hydrogen and CO. The catalyst preferably has low selectivity for reacting the CO and water to form CO2 and hydrogen.... Agent: Peacock Myers, P.C.
20110045367 - Fuel cell supply system, fuel cell system and method of operating the same: A fuel cell supply system 6 is proposed for feeding an oxidizing agent to a fuel cell assembly 2, has a continuous flow machine for accelerating and/or increasing the pressure of the oxidizing agent, and a humidifier for humidifying the oxidizing agent. The humidifier is connected or connectable flow-wise between... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20110045366 - Fuel cell system: Disclosed is a fuel cell system comprising a reformer and a fuel cell body to which a fuel gas reformed through the reformer and air are supplied and in which the supplied fuel gas and air are separated from each other and caused to flow and contact on respective electrodes... Agent: Young Basile
20110045365 - Method for removing residual water from fuel cell: s
20110045368 - Apparatus for recirculation of a cathode gas in a fuel cell arrangement, method for shutting down such a fuel cell arrangement: An apparatus for recirculation of a cathode gas in a fuel cell arrangement having a cathode gas supply for supplying the cathode gas to a cathode area, and a cathode gas outlet for carrying the partially consumed cathode gas out of the cathode area, includes a recirculation line for recirculation... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20110045369 - Fuel cell system and method for operating a fuel cell system: Fuel cell apparatus with at least one fuel cell (2) having an anode region (4) and a cathode region (3) and being accommodated in a housing (6), wherein a flushing medium for flushing the housing (6) can be introduced into a space (7) of the housing (6) outside the fuel... Agent: Patent Central LLC Stephan A. Pendorf
20110045370 - Aircraft fuel cell system: An aircraft fuel cell system (10) includes a fuel cell (12a, 12b, 12c, 12d) which has an oxidant inlet (14a, 14b, 14c, 14d) for supplying an oxygen-containing medium to the fuel cell (12a, 12b, 12c, 12d). An oxidant supply line (16) has a first end which is connected to the... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20110045371 - Evaporatively cooled hybrid pem fuel cell power plant assembly: A PEM fuel cell power plant includes fuel cells, each of which has a cathode reactant flow field plate which is substantially impermeable to fluids, a coolant source, and a fluid permeable anode reactant flow field plate adjacent to said coolant source. The anode reactant flow field plates pass coolant... Agent: William W. Jones
20110045372 - Fuel cell integral bundle assembly including ceramic open end seal and vertical and horizontal thermal expansion control: A plurality of integral bundle assemblies contain a top portion with an inlet fuel plenum and a bottom portion containing a base support, the base supports a dense, ceramic air exhaust manifold having four supporting legs, the manifold is below and connects to air feed tubes located in a recuperator... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20110045373 - Generator module architecture for a large solid oxide fuel cell power plant: A solid oxide fuel cell module contains a plurality of integral bundle assemblies, the module containing a top portion with an inlet fuel plenum and a bottom portion receiving air inlet feed and containing a base support, the base supports dense, ceramic exhaust manifolds which are below and connect to... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20110045374 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system comprising: an anode gas circulation path comprising an anode gas supplying path and an anode gas ejection path; a fuel cell; a blowdown valve; and a control unit controlling the blowdown valve, wherein the control unit comprises a freeze estimation unit estimating whether the anode gas... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20110045375 - Fuel cell unit, fuel cell stack, and electronic device: In a fuel cell unit, oxygen electrodes are disposed on both face sides of a fuel electrode. The fuel electrode has a diffusion layer and a catalyst layer on both faces of a current collector, and each of the oxygen electrodes has a diffusion layer and a catalyst layer on... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20110045376 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell includes separators sandwiching electrolyte electrode assemblies. The separators each include first and second fuel gas supply sections through which a fuel gas supply passage extends centrally, first and second bridges extending radially outwardly from the first and second fuel gas supply sections, and first and second sandwiching... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000
20110045377 - Bipolar plate for fuel cell: This invention provides a bipolar plate for a fuel cell, produced by molding a composition comprising 100 parts by mass of a porous artificial graphite material having a true density of 1.63 to 2.20 g/ml and an average particle diameter (d=50) of 20 to 100 μm, 19 to 30 parts... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20110045378 - Fuel cell: A separator includes: a sandwiching unit which sandwiches an electrolyte/electrode assembly and has a fuel gas channel and an oxidizing gas channel which are arranged separately; a fuel gas supply unit having a fuel gas supply communication hole formed in the layering direction for supplying the fuel gas into the... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000
20110045379 - Inorganic conductive membrane, fuel cell containing the same, and method for manufacturing thereof: The present invention relates to an inorganic ion conductive membrane, which is capable of obtaining a fuel cell with a stable operation in all temperature, high performance, and no leakage of fuels by manufacturing the inorganic ion conductive membrane, composed of an inorganic membrane, using an anodic oxidization reaction and... Agent: The Pl Law Group, PLLC
20110045380 - Membrane electrode joint product and solid polymer electrolyte fuel battery: The objective of the present invention is to provide a membrane electrode assembly, and a solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell having the assembly. The assembly has a member that has excellent gas sealing properties, and at the same time, is capable of improving electrode membrane strength. In the assembly, the... Agent: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
20110045381 - Hydrocarbon pem membranes with perfluorosulfonic acid groups for automotive fuel cells: A solid electrochemical cell membrane composition comprises a hydrocarbon polymeric main chain and a perfluorinated superacid side group. A method of producing the membrane composition is also disclosed.... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.
20110045382 - Membrane with increased durability from partial ion exchange: An ion exchange membrane (52) for a fuel cell comprises a polymer having an acid functional group normally including protons, and having alkali metal ions partially ion-exchanged with the protons of the acid functional group of the membrane. The partial ion exchange of alkali metal ions into the membrane relates... Agent: Stephen A. Schneelerger
20110045383 - Fuel cell: The present invention relates to a fuel cell exhibiting a high performance regardless of the humidification conditions. In short, it is a fuel cell comprised of a proton-conducting electrolyte membrane sandwiched between a pair of catalyst layers, wherein a catalyst layer of at least a cathode contains a catalyst ingredient,... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20110045384 - Polymer electrolyte with aromatic sulfone crosslinking: A method is provided for obtaining crosslinked polymers having pendent sulfonic acid groups by crosslinking through the sulfonic acid groups or their precursors with aromatic crosslinkers or aromatic pendent crosslinking groups to form aromatic sulfones. Such crosslinked polymers may be used to make polymer electrolyte membranes (PEM's) that may be... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20110045385 - Electrolytic solution and electrochemical device: A fuel cell includes a fuel electrode, an oxygen electrode, an electrolytic solution, a fuel flow passage, etc. The fuel electrode and the oxygen electrode are composed of a catalyst layer, a diffusion layer, and a collector, respectively. A methanol aqueous solution, etc. is continuously supplied to the fuel flow... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20110045386 - Method for making a fuel cell: The invention is a novel solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) stack comprising individual bi-electrode supported fuel cells in which a thin electrolyte is supported between electrodes of essentially equal thickness. Individual cell units are made from graded pore ceramic tape that has been created by the freeze cast method followed... Agent: Nasa Glenn Research Center Robert H. Earp, Iii02/17/2011 > 65 patent applications in 49 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110039128 - Battery pack and method of manufacturing the same: A battery pack and a method of manufacturing the same provide a battery pack that can improve durability against external impacts and increase efficiency in a manufacturing process and reduce the number of manufacturing processes. The battery pack includes a bare cell, a circuit module electrically coupled to the bare... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20110039134 - Heat transfer member for battery pack: A battery pack includes a battery cell including a cell tab, a protective circuit board including an internal terminal coupled to the cell tab and a positive temperature coefficient (PTC) device connected to the internal terminal, and a heat transfer member contacting the cell tab. The heat transfer member may... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20110039130 - Pcm of improved assembling type structure and battery pack employed with the same: Disclosed herein is a protection circuit module (PCM) including a protection circuit for controlling overcharge, overdischarge, and overcurrent of a battery, wherein a pair of connection members are attached to the bottom of the PCM, while the connection members are electrically connected to the protection circuit, the connection members being... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20110039133 - Secondary battery: A battery includes an external terminal, a thermal fuse, a bare cell, an electrode assembly disposed within the bare cell and electrically coupled to the external terminal via the thermal fuse, such that the thermal fuse electrically disconnects the electrode assembly from the external terminal when a temperature of the... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.
20110039131 - Secondary battery and method of manufacturing the same: A secondary battery in which electric connection between an electrode tab of a bare cell and a connection tab of a protective circuit module is performed by welding the electrode tab of the bare cell to the connection tab of the protective circuit module that form a battery pack. A... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm
20110039132 - Secondary battery including a sensor to determine if battery is heated above a predetermined temperature: A secondary battery includes at least one bare cell having a first electrode and a second electrode, a Protection Circuit Module (PCM) electrically connected to the first electrode and the second electrode of the bare cell, and an abnormal temperature sensing member provided on a surface of the bare cell... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20110039129 - Secondary battery pack and ptc element having excellent production process property: Disclosed herein is a secondary battery pack including a battery cell having an electrode assembly of a cathode/separator/anode structure mounted in a battery case together with an electrolyte in a sealed state, an insulative mounting member having openings through which electrode terminals of the battery cell are exposed outward, the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20110039135 - Liquid powered assembly: A liquid powered assembly including a housing; a removable bottom base; a seal; an electrolyte battery assembly; and, a liquid powered device. The housing includes an upper end portion and a lower end portion. The housing has a volume therein for containing an electrolyte solution. The lower end portion has... Agent: Lawrence N. Ginsberg
20110039136 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes an electrode assembly, a case containing the electrode assembly, and a cap assembly. The electrode assembly includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator between the first and second electrodes. The cap assembly is coupled... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20110039137 - Battery cell with integrated sensing platform: A battery cell that comprises a sensing platform with sensing elements configured to provide information about in-situ characteristics and parameters of the battery cell. Embodiments of the battery cell can have the sensing platform integrated into the structure of the battery cell, as a separate structure incorporated in the battery... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation
20110039138 - Electrode plate of secondary battery and secondary battery having the same: An electrode plate for a secondary battery includes a collector having a coated portion on which an active material is coated; and an uncoated portion extending in a longitudinal direction along one or both sides of the coated portion, the uncoated portion having at least four crystalline directions.... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20110039139 - Method of manufacturing nickel zinc batteries: Methods of manufacturing a rechargeable power cell are described. Methods include providing a slurry or paste of negative electrode materials having low toxicity and including dispersants to prevent the agglomeration of particles that may adversely affect the performance of power cells. The methods utilize semi-permeable sheets to separate the electrodes... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP
20110039140 - 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 2 includes a double-coated part 14 including an active material layer 13 and a porous protective film 28 formed on each surface of a current collector core 12, a core exposed part 18, and a single-coated part 17 which is located between the double-coated part 14 and... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20110039141 - Portable electronic device with detachable battery cover: A portable electronic device includes a housing, a battery cover, and a latching module. The battery cover has at least one protrusion. The latching module includes an elastic positioning element attached to the housing and a resisting element attached to the elastic positioning element. The at least one protrusion of... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20110039142 - Battery pack with improved heat dissipation efficiency: Provided is a battery pack with improved heat dissipation efficiency. The battery pack includes a holder case, and a plurality of batteries disposed inside the holder case. The holder case includes a plurality of ribs disposed inside the holder case. Each of the ribs has a column extending in a... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm
20110039143 - Ramped battery contact systems and methods: The present disclosure relates to ramped battery contacts for a battery pack that support multiple engagement methods to devices, such as terminals, recharging stations, and the like. The battery pack can make a connection with a terminal one way and with a recharging station with another. Advantageously, the multiple engagement... Agent: Motorola, Inc. Penny Tomko
20110039144 - In situ formed ionically conductive membranes for protection of active metal anodes and battery cells: Disclosed are ionically conductive membranes for protection of active metal anodes and methods for their fabrication. The membranes may be incorporated in active metal negative electrode (anode) structures and battery cells. In accordance with the invention, the membrane has the desired properties of high overall ionic conductivity and chemical stability... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP
20110039145 - Porous film for separator, battery separator, battery electrode, and manufacturing methods therefor, and lithium secondary battery: The present invention provides a lithium secondary battery using a separator including a porous film formed by binding inorganic oxide particles together with a binder. The inorganic oxide particles are treated so that an amount of alkali metal elements eluted therefrom when they are immersed in ion exchange water is... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20110039146 - Bipolar secondary battery, method for manufacturing the bipolar secondary battery, bipolar electrode, method for manufacturing the bipolar electrode and assembled battery: A bipolar secondary battery includes a plurality of bipolar electrodes, each including a current collector that has a positive electrode layer on one surface thereof and a negative electrode layer on the opposite surface thereof. A separator is disposed between adjacent two bipolar electrodes such that the positive electrode layer... Agent: Young Basile
20110039147 - Battery module: A battery module including a plurality of rechargeable batteries including a case and terminals protruding outside of the case; a first connecting member electrically connecting first terminals of neighboring rechargeable batteries and including a fuse unit configured to disconnect the first terminals of the neighboring rechargeable batteries when an overcurrent... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20110039148 - Alkaline primary cells: A battery is described. The battery includes an anode, a cathode, a separator disposed between the cathode and the anode, and an electrolyte. The anode further includes manganese.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20110039149 - Alkaline primary cells: A battery is described. The battery includes an anode, a cathode, a separator disposed between the cathode and the anode, and an electrolyte. The cathode further includes manganese.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20110039150 - Alkaline primary cells: A battery is described. The battery includes an anode, a cathode, a separator disposed between the cathode and the anode, and an electrolyte. The electrolyte further includes manganese. The manganese is selected from the group consisting of: cesium permanganate (CsMnO4), cesium manganate (Cs2MnO4), magnesium permanganate (Mg(MnO4)2), magnesium manganate (MgMnO4), silver... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20110039151 - Battery label: A battery label including an oriented face film having a front side and a rear side. An adhesive layer is on the rear side of the face film. The adhesive layer includes pressure sensitive adhesive. The face film includes cyclic olefin copolymer. A battery including a battery label and a... Agent: Venable LLP
20110039152 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery that improves a vibration-proof property is provided. The rechargeable battery includes: an electrode assembly including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator that is disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, a case that houses the electrode assembly, and a cap assembly including... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20110039153 - Storage battery: There is provided a storage battery, including: a container having at least one cell chamber; a lid body (2) made of synthetic resin for covering a top opening of the container, the lid body having on a top surface a recessed portion that is recessed downward, the lid body having... Agent: Berliner & Associates
20110039154 - Battery: A battery is equipped with a case (200) in which a fill opening (aperture) (201) is formed and a sealing cap (210), which closes the fill opening (201) formed in the case (200). The sealing cap (210) is formed of a thin plate that covers the fill opening (201) in... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20110039155 - Method for producing positive electrode for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: An object of the invention is to inhibit the entry of LiOH and Li2CO3during production of a positive electrode, thereby improving the cycle characteristics, storage characteristics, and reliability of a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery. In a method for producing a positive electrode for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery for achieving... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20110039156 - Cathode plate of a lithium ion battery and method for manufacturing the same: The present invention provides a cathode plate of a lithium ion battery. The cathode plate includes a carbon film cathode current collector and a cathode film containing cathode active material formed on the carbon film cathode current collector. The carbon film cathode current collector can remarkably improve the electrochemical performance... Agent: Byip, Ltd.
20110039157 - Anodic carbon material for lithium secondary battery, method for manufacturing the same, lithium secondary battery anode, and lithium secondary battery: The invention aims to improve the charge/discharge cycle characteristics of an anodic carbon material for a lithium secondary battery. An anodic carbon material for a lithium secondary battery according to the present invention comprises: particles containing carbon, or a metal or metalloid, or an alloy, oxide, nitride, or carbide thereof,... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20110039158 - Cathode materials for secondary (rechargeable) lithium batteries: The invention relates to materials for use as electrodes in an alkali-ion secondary (rechargeable) battery, particularly a lithium-ion battery. The invention provides transition-metal compounds having the ordered-olivine, a modified olivine, or the rhombohedral NASICON structure and the polyanion (PO4)3− as at least one constituent for use as electrode material for... Agent: Patent Department Baker Botts, L.L.P.
20110039159 - Cathode active material and lithium secondary battery containing them: 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 mixture of a lithium/manganese spinel oxide having a substitution of a manganese (Mn) site with... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP
20110039160 - Lithium secondary battery and manufacturing method therefor: A lithium secondary battery (10) provided by the present invention includes a current interruption mechanism (40) operated by a rise in internal pressure. A positive electrode (32) of this battery (10) has a positive electrode mixture layer containing lithium carbonate, a conductive material and a positive electrode active material consisting... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20110039161 - Nonaqueous secondary battery: A nonaqueous secondary battery comprises a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a separator interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, wherein at least one of the positive electrode and the negative electrode is provided with a current collector composed of a film-like or fibrous resin layer having... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20110039162 - All-solid secondary battery and positive electrode used therefor: An all-solid secondary battery having excellent output characteristics and cycle characteristics, and a positive electrode used therefor includes a positive electrode active material which includes LiMeO2. The Me includes at least one metal element. A variation rate of the lattice constant a and a variation rate of the lattice constant... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP
20110039163 - Non-aqueous electrolyte and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery using the same: Provided is a non-aqueous electrolyte capable of favorably suppressing the gas generation during storage in a high temperature environment and during charge/discharge cycling of a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery. The non-aqueous electrolyte includes a non-aqueous solvent and a solute dissolved in the non-aqueous solvent, wherein: the non-aqueous solvent includes ethylene... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20110039164 - Bioanode and biocathode stack assemblies: A biofuel cell device for generating electrical current. The device includes a fuel manifold having a face, and at least one cavity in the face defining a fuel reservoir, an inlet in fluid communication with the reservoir for flow of fuel fluid into the manifold to fill the reservoir and... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP
20110039165 - Fuel cell and method for manufacturing the same, enzyme-immobilized electrode and method for manufacturing the same, and electronic apparatus: There is provided a fuel cell whose current density and maintenance ratio can be improved when at least glucose dehydrogenase and diaphorase are immobilized on an anode using an immobilizing material composed of poly-L-lysine and glutaraldehyde. The fuel cell has a structure in which a cathode 2 and an anode... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20110039166 - Fuel cell system and solid polymer electrolyte film: According to the invention, a fuel cell system features a fuel cell (14) having a solid polymer electrolyte membrane (4), and an antioxidant residing in or contacting the solid polymer electrolyte membrane (4), for inactivating active oxygen.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20110039167 - Membrane humidifier for a fuel cell: A membrane humidifier for a fuel cell with a wet side plate having a plurality of flow channels formed therein and a dry side plate having a plurality of flow channels formed therein, the flow channels of the wet side plate adapted to facilitate a flow of a wet gas... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC
20110039168 - Rapid light-off catalytic combustor for fuel cell vehicle: A catalytic combustion unit for a fuel cell system is provided. The catalytic combustion unit includes a reactor having a porous medium with a catalyst deposited thereon. The reactor is disposed adjacent a heat exchanger and adapted to receive an air stream and a hydrogen stream. The reactor is further... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC
20110039169 - Electrical power generator systems that passively transfer hydrogen and oxygen to fuel cells and methods for generating power via same: A power generating system for operating below a surface of a body of water includes a fuel cell stack configured to react hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity. An oxygen source is configured to provide oxygen to the fuel cell stack. A hydrogen source is configured to provide hydrogen to... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
20110039171 - Energy storage system: A closed loop energy storage system configured with a hydrogen tank, an oxygen tank, a fuel cell stack and an electrolyzer. A heat exchanger freeze-dries the hydrogen and oxygen prior to their storage in their respective tanks. The heat exchanger also uses excess fuel cell heat to preheat streams of... Agent: The Law Office Of John A. Griecci
20110039170 - Fuel cells: The present invention concerns a fuel cell comprising a cathode in a cathode region of the cell and an anode in an anode region of the cell, the cathode being separated from the anode by an ion selective polymer electrolyte membrane, the cathode region of the cell being supplied in... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20110039173 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system is provided with a fuel cell for supplying generated electric power to external power loads connected to a system power source, a reforming apparatus for supplying fuel gas generated by reforming unreformed fuel to the fuel cell, and a controller for controlling the operations of the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20110039172 - Hydrogen generator, fuel cell system including hydrogen generator, and method for operating hydrogen generator: A hydrogen generator of the present invention includes: a raw material supplying device (4) configured to supply a raw material; a water supplying device (3) configured to supply water; an evaporator (23) configured to evaporate the water supplied from the water supplying device (3) to generate steam; a reformer (20)... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20110039174 - Fuel cell system and method for load following operation of the same: Provided is a method for load following operation of a fuel cell system in which reliable reforming and the prevention of flow blockage and anode degradation are possible. The correspondence between cell outputs Pi and fuel flow rates Fi are set beforehand, and a reformable fuel flow rate FR is... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP
20110039175 - Method for operating indirect internal reforming solid oxide fuel cell system: Provided is a method for operating an indirect internal reforming SOFC system, in which the temperature of a reformer can be maintained stably and suitably. A method for operating an indirect internal reforming solid oxide fuel cell system including a reformer including a reforming catalyst layer, for producing a reformed... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP
20110039176 - Direct liquid fuel cell having ammonia borane or derivatives thereof as fuel: Fuel cell systems comprising ammonia borane or derivatives thereof as fuel and an anode and/or cathode which comprises a non-noble metal (e.g., copper) or a non-metallic substance (e.g., an iron electron-transfer mediating complex) as a catalyst are disclosed. Fuel cell systems comprising ammonia borane or derivatives thereof as fuel and... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.
20110039177 - Fuel cell system: The fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack, a fuel cell temperature sensor for measuring the internal temperature of the fuel cell, a voltage sensor for measuring the power generation voltage of the fuel cell, a current sensor for measuring the current flowing from the fuel cell, a radiator... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20110039178 - Fuel cell having a hydrophilic substrate layer: A fuel cell power plant (10) includes a fuel cell (12) having a membrane electrode assembly (MEA) (16), disposed between an anode support plate (14) and a cathode support plate (18), the anode and/or cathode support plates include a hydrophilic substrate layer (80, 82) having a predetermined pore size. The... Agent: M. P. Williams
20110039179 - Fuel cell stack and fuel cell system using the same: A fuel cell stack that includes: stacked cells that generate electricity; an exchange plate disposed at a first side of the stacked cells, having a channel in fluid communication with an injection flow path and a discharge flow path, which extend between the cells; and a pump that is disposed... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20110039180 - Fuel cell stack, and method for the production of a fuel cell stack: The invention relates to a fuel cell stack comprising a base plate supporting fuel cells and a cap of an electrically insulating material, particularly of ceramics, for electrically insulating the fuel cells stacked on top of each other partially enveloping the fuel cells stacked on top of each other. According... Agent: Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery
20110039181 - Electrochemical cell, and particularly a metal fueled cell with non-parallel flow: The present invention relates to an electrochemical cell with a gap between an anode and a cathode for transport flow of an electrolyte containing charge carrying ions from a solid fuel and an oxidizer.... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20110039182 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell includes separators sandwiching electrolyte electrode assemblies. The separators each include first and second fuel gas supply sections through which a fuel gas supply passage extends centrally, first and second bridges extending radially outwardly from the first and second fuel gas supply sections and first and second sandwiching... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000
20110039183 - Internal reforming anode for solid oxide fuel cells: A solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) includes a cathode electrode, a solid oxide electrolyte, and an anode electrode having a first portion and a second portion, such that the first portion is located between the electrolyte and the second portion. The anode electrode comprises a cermet comprising a nickel containing... Agent: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC
20110039184 - Carbon nanosphere with at least one opening, method for preparing the same, carbon nanosphere-impregnated catalyst using the carbon nanosphere, and fuel cell using the catalyst: A carbon nanosphere has at least one opening. The carbon nanosphere is obtained by preparing a carbon nanosphere and treating it with an acid to form the opening. The carbon nanosphere with at least one opening has higher utilization of a surface area and electrical conductivity and lower mass transfer... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC
20110039185 - Electrolyte membrane for polymer electrolyte fuel cell and method of manufacturing the same: An electrolyte membrane (1) includes a base material layer (1) containing a hydrocarbon-based electrolyte as a main component, and a surface layer (5) laminated with the base material layer (1). The surface layer (5) is a layer containing, as a main component, a polymeric material having a hydroxyl group and... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.
20110039186 - Disc type solid oxide fuel cell: Provided is a disc type solid oxide fuel cell; and, more particularly, to a disc type solid oxide fuel cell in which each element is stacked on a supporting member, thereby improving stacking efficiency and also reducing a size of the fuel cell, and in which a unit cell is... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20110039187 - Manufacturing method of solid oxide fuel cell: Provided is a manufacturing method of a disc type solid oxide fuel cell; and, more particularly, to a manufacturing method of a disc type solid oxide fuel cell, in which each element is stacked on a supporting member, thereby improving stacking efficiency and also reducing a size of the fuel... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20110039188 - Fuel cell: A porous board 32 as a gas flow-path formation member that is individually formed from a separator is a molded piece containing carbon powder as raw materials, whereby possibilities of corrosion in an inner cell environment are naturally lower than the metallic-made. Further, since necessary conductivities are securable by carbon... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20110039189 - Membrane/electrode assembly for polymer electrolyte fuel cell: A membrane/electrode assembly 10, comprising a cathode 20 having a catalyst layer 22 and a gas diffusion layer 26, an anode 30 having a catalyst layer 32 and a gas diffusion layer 36, and a polymer electrolyte membrane 40 interposed between the catalyst layer 22 of the cathode 20 and... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20110039190 - Continuous porous flow distributors for a fuel cell: A fuel cell plate for a fuel cell assembly is provided that includes a pair of unipolar plates including a flow field, an inlet flow distributor, and an outlet flow distributor, wherein the flow distributors are produced from a porous material to control liquid water throughout the reactant flow path.... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC
20110039191 - Functional layer for high-temperature fuel cells and method for production: Described is a functional layer for high-temperature fuel cells and to a method for the production of functional layers. The functional layer is in particular a low-sintering, electrically conductive, ceramic layer which is formed between an interconnector and a cathode of a fuel cell. The functional layer is formed from... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20110039192 - Structural reinforcement of membrane electrodes: A catalyst ink composition for a fuel cell electrode is provided. The catalyst ink composition includes a plurality of electrically conductive support particles; a catalyst formed from a finely divided precious metal, the catalyst supported by the conductive support particles; an ionomer; at least one solvent; and a reinforcing material... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC02/10/2011 > 52 patent applications in 41 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110033733 - Duel configuration rechargeable battery and vehicle: The present invention is a dual configuration rechargeable battery for an electric powered vehicle where the battery in a first configuration provides a first chemical reaction discharging a battery electrolyte to generate an electrical current and with a reverse current, recharging the battery; and in a second configuration provides a... Agent: Norman Ken Ouchi
20110033734 - Prismatic storage battery or cell with flexible recessed portion: A battery includes a cell casing that has recessed portion on a major surface of the casing, the recessed portion being substantially planar and bordering a remainder of the major surface at a ridge portion on each of one or two sides of the recessed portion, whereby the recessed portion,... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20110033735 - Battery pack: A battery pack 1 includes a battery 10, thickness detection means 11, cycle number detection means 12, and first determination means 13. The battery 10 is an alloy-type secondary battery having an electrode assembly 20 which includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode including an alloyable active material, and an... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20110033736 - Battery with a plurality of individual cells: A battery comprises a plurality of individual cells whose poles are electrically interconnected with each other in series and/or in parallel and form a cell assembly. A sealing element is arranged at least in one edge region between the poles of adjacent individual cells.... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20110033737 - Electrode group for nonaqueous battery and method for producing the same, and cylindrical nonaqueous secondary battery and method for producing the same: An electrode group for a nonaqueous battery includes a positive electrode (2) and a negative electrode (3) wound with a porous insulator (4) interposed therebetween. The positive electrode (2) includes a double-coated part (74), and a core exposed part (78). The core exposed part (78) is located at a longitudinal... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20110033738 - Economically manufactured battery conversion device: The present invention is an apparatus and method which allows a smaller size battery to be adapted for use in a device which uses larger size batteries, thus saving energy costs. The apparatus can be mass produced from recycled in-expensive materials and is far less costly to manufacture than existing... Agent: Absolute Technology Law Group LLC
20110033740 - Battery ejector and electronic device using the same: An electronic device includes a housing having a battery chamber and a battery ejector assembled near the battery chamber. The housing has a front surface, the battery chamber is defined in the front surface for receiving a battery therein. The battery ejector includes an ejecting piece comprising an elastic portion,... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20110033739 - Portable electronic device with spare battery: A portable electronic device includes a housing defining a first chamber and a second chamber and forming a separating wall between the first chamber and the second chamber, and a cover attaching to the housing. Two batteries are respectively received in the first chamber and the second chamber.... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20110033741 - Method and device for producing and storing energy: A method and a device for producing and storing electrical energy using iron complexes, using an iron +III molecular complex as well as a photoreduced iron +II complex, both complexed chemically by a ligand of the benzoic hydrazide type.... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.
20110033742 - Modular battery system with cooling system: Modular battery system with at least two battery modules (114, 115), wherein each battery module comprises a cooling member (120), through which a coolant (121) at least partially flows, and a battery cell (122), wherein the battery cell (122) is disposed at the cooling member (120) such that a heat-conducting... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C.
20110033743 - Method of manufacturing the microporous polyolefin composite film with a thermally stable layer at high temperature: Provided is a method of manufacturing a microporous polyolefin composite film with a thermally stable porous layer at high temperature, particularly, to a method of manufacturing a microporous polyolefin composite film with a thermally stable porous layer at high temperature, comprising preparing a polyolefin microporous film using a composition containing... Agent: Clark & Brody
20110033744 - Long life lead acid battery having titanium core grids and method of their production: A lead acid electric storage battery uses conventional lead-acid secondary battery chemistry. The battery may be a sealed battery, an unsealed battery or a conventional multi-cellbattery. It has 12 to 25 cells in a single case. The case is less than 12 inches long and may be less than 6... Agent: Eliot Gerber
20110033745 - Electrochemical device: An electrochemical device capable of being mounted by soldering includes a film package made of a film; an electrodes part encapsulated together with an electrolyte in said film package; a pair of terminals, one end of each terminal being connected to said electrodes part and another end of each terminal... Agent: Masao Yoshimura, Chen Yoshimura LLP
20110033746 - Self assembled multi-layer nanocomposite of graphene and metal oxide materials: Nanocomposite materials having at least two layers, each layer consisting of one metal oxide bonded to at least one graphene layer were developed. The nanocomposite materials will typically have many alternating layers of metal oxides and graphene layers, bonded in a sandwich type construction and will be incorporated into an... Agent: Douglas E. Mckinley Jr.
20110033747 - Carbon fiber zinc negative electrode: The conductivity of a zinc negative electrode is enhanced through use of surfactant-coated carbon fibers. Carbon fibers, along with other active materials such as bismuth oxide, zinc etc., form an electronically conductive matrix in zinc negative electrodes. Zinc negative electrodes as described herein are particularly useful in nickel zinc secondary... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP
20110033748 - Hydrogen-absorbing alloy powder, method for treating the surface thereof, negative electrode for alkaline storage battery, and alkaline storage battery: Provided is a hydrogen occluding alloy powder having an ideally activated surface state where oxide and hydroxide precipitated on the surface of said powder have been removed quickly with a simple means. The method for surface treating a hydrogen occluding alloy powder involves agitating a hydrogen occluding alloy powder containing... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20110033750 - Positive electrode active material for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, method for producing the same, and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A positive electrode active material for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery of the present invention includes composite oxide particles including lithium, nickel, and an element M, the element M being at least one of aluminum and cobalt. The composite oxide particles include primary particles and each particle of the primary... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20110033749 - Process for production of cathode active material for lithiun ion secondary battery: To provide a process for producing a surface modified lithium-containing composite oxide, which is excellent in discharge capacity, volume capacity density, safety, durability for charge and discharge cycles and an excellent rate property, at a low production cost. The present invention is characterized in that a process for producing a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20110033752 - Method for the preparation of gamma-liv2o5: The process consists in preparing a composition formed of carbon and of precursors of Li and of V and in subjecting it to a heat treatment. The composition is prepared by bringing carbon, α-V2O5 and a Li precursor into contact in amounts such that the ratio of the [V2O5]/[Li] concentrations... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20110033751 - Nonaqueous electrolyte battery, battery pack and vehicle: A nonaqueous electrolyte battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The negative electrode contains a negative electrode active material having a Lithium ion insertion potential of 0.4 V (vs. Li/Li+) or more. The separator is provided between the positive electrode and the negative... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20110033753 - Electrode for lithium battery and its manufacturing method, and lithium battery: A lithium battery electrode includes: a metal body having a wiring shape; and a layer of active material disposed on a surface of the metal body having a wiring shape.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20110033754 - Nonaqueous lithium secondary battery: A nonaqueous lithium secondary battery includes a positive electrode and a negative electrode capable of intercalating and releasing lithium ions and a separator. The negative electrode includes a collector and a negative electrode mixture layer formed on the collector. The negative electrode mixture layer includes at least a negative electrode... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20110033755 - Protected lithium metal electrodes for rechargeable batteries: It has long been recognized that replacing the Li intercalated graphitic anode with a lithium foil can dramatically improve energy density due to the dramatically higher capacity of metallic lithium. However, lithium foil is not electrochemically stable in the presence of typical lithium ion battery electrolytes and thus a simple... Agent: Seeo, Inc.
20110033756 - Lithium ion secondary battery: The present invention intends to improve the intermittent cycle characteristics in a lithium ion secondary battery including, as a positive electrode active material, a lithium composite oxide mainly composed of nickel or cobalt. The present invention is a lithium ion secondary battery wherein the positive electrode includes active material particles... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20110033757 - Floating-type microbial fuel cell: Provided is a floating-type microbial fuel cell capable of effectively generating energy from organic contaminants of contaminated waters. The floating-type microbial fuel cell includes a cathode, an anode electrically connected to the cathode, and a floating unit connected to the cathode and/or the anode and floatable in a substrate solution,... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20110033758 - Porous flow field plate for moisture distribution control in a fuel cell: A flow field plate for use in a fuel cell includes a porous, wettable plate body. A plurality of flow channels are arranged on the body such that an inlet portion of a first flow channel is adjacent an outlet portion of a second flow channel. Moisture from a fluid... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20110033759 - Method for operating a fuel cell: The present invention relates to a method for operating a fuel cell, in particular for switching off a fuel cell. By means of the method according to the invention, a fuel cell may be stored in a better way, a defined low chemical potential being applied to both electrodes.... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP
20110033762 - Fuel battery system: A fuel battery system which can suppress unexpected variation of a target power during execution of a high potential avoidance control operation. The fuel battery system sets a high potential avoidance target voltage value, converts the high potential avoidance target voltage value into a target power value on the basis... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20110033761 - Fuel cell system with at least one fuel cell: In a fuel cell system with at least one fuel cell connected to electrical connection lines, the fuel cell can be short-circuited in the event of an emergency cut-out being required.... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20110033760 - Micro gap flow through electrochemical devices with self adjusting reactive surfaces: Contemplated electrochemical devices and methods include an electrolyte flow path in which substantially all of the electrolyte has laminar flow. A segmented electrode contacts the electrolyte, and each of the segments in the segmented electrode is preferably coupled to a control device to provide control over the flow of current... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish
20110033763 - Fuel cell system: A method of shutting down operation of a fuel cell system comprising a fuel cell stack, the method comprising the sequential steps of: i) ceasing a supply of fuel to the fuel cell stack; ii) closing a shut-off valve on an exhaust line in fluid communication with a cathode system... Agent: Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP
20110033764 - Fuel cell system with wetness sensor: A fuel cell system may have at least one sensor including a pair of electrodes disposed on a substrate. The sensor may be configured to produce an output signal having a magnitude that is proportional to a relative humidity in a vicinity of the sensor and, if liquid water is... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20110033765 - Consumption-based fuel cell monitoring and control: Fuel cell systems and methods for controlling the operation of components of the fuel cell system, such as which may include a fuel source and a fuel cell stack. In some examples, a fuel source is adapted to provide supply fuel to a fuel cell stack at a supply pressure.... Agent: David S. D'ascenzo Dascenzo Intellectual Property Law, P.C.
20110033766 - Method for determining if a fuel cell stack is overheating using stack end plate temperature sensors: A method for determining whether a fuel cell stack is overheating. The method measures the temperature of end cells in the stack using end cell temperature sensors, and calculates an average end cell temperature based on the end cell temperature measurements. The method also measures the temperature of a cooling... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation
20110033768 - Fuel cell separator and fuel cell comprising fuel cell separator: A fuel cell separator of the present invention is a plate-shaped fuel cell separator including a reaction gas supply manifold hole 21, a reactant gas discharge manifold hole 22, a groove-shaped first reactant gas channel 131, and one or more groove-shaped second reaction gas channels 132 and 133, wherein the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20110033767 - Membrane electrochemical generator: The present invention relates to a membrane electrochemical generator (100) characterised by improved electrical insulation and reduced volume. The membrane electrochemical generator (100) is fed with gaseous reactants and comprises a multiplicity of reaction cells (101) assembled in a filter-press configuration. Each of said reaction cells (101) is delimited by... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20110033769 - Electrical storage device including oxide-ion battery cell bank and module configurations: A rechargeable electrical storage device is disclosed, where one embodiment utilizes an anion (“A”) conducting electrolyte (18) and ion transfer between two electrodes (17, 19) where one electrode is preferably a metal electrode 19 that contains a mixture of metal and metal oxide, so that during operation, oxide-ions shuttle between... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20110033770 - Fuel cell stack having single body support: Disclosed is a fuel cell stack having a single body support. The fuel cell stack includes a plurality of single body fuel cells each including a single body support having a plurality of cylindrical supports and a connector for connecting the cylindrical supports in parallel, a unit cell having a... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20110033771 - Electrode for molten carbonate fuel cell and method for its production: The present invention relates to an electrode for a molten carbonate fuel cell, with an electrochemically active electrode layer (10, 20), which is provided with cavities (12, 22). The invention provides that the cavities (12, 22) are surrounded and delimited by particles (13, 23) resulting from at least one imaging... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20110033772 - Sintered porous structure and method of making same: Simple, low cost methods of manufacturing highly porous structures are provided. The methods involve building up porous structures with elements shaped to provide the desired strength, porosity and pore structure of the porous structure and then sintering the elements together to form the structure. Also provided are novel sintered porous... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP
20110033775 - Fuel cell separator and fuel cell comprising fuel cell separator: A fuel cell separator of the present invention is a plate-shaped fuel cell separator including a reaction gas supply manifold hole (21), a reactant gas discharge manifold hole (22), a groove-shaped first reactant gas channel (131), and one or more groove-shaped second reaction gas channels (132, 133), wherein the first... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20110033773 - Modified hyper-branched polymer and proton exchange membrane applied with the same, and method for manufacturing the proton exchange membrane: A proton exchange membrane comprising modified hyper-branched polymer is disclosed. The proton exchange membrane includes 85-90 wt % of sulfonated tetrafluorethylene copolymer and 15-10 wt % of modified hyper-branched polymer. The modified hyper-branched polymer comprises the bismaleimide (BMI)-based hyper-branched polymer, and parts of the chain ends of the hyper-branched polymer... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20110033774 - Polymer electrolyte composition and method for preparing the same, and fuel cell: A polymer electrolyte composition comprising a mixed solvent including a plurality of solvents with boiling points differing from one another, and a block copolymer-type polymer electrolyte comprising a block having an ion-exchange group and a block having substantially no ion-exchange groups, wherein the mixed solvent is a good solvent of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20110033776 - Proton exchange membranes: The present invention is directed to proton exchange membranes such as for use in fuel cells. In one embodiment, a polyetherquinoxaline is obtained by reaction between a haloquinoxaline and at least one diol, which forms a repeating unit including an ether linkage. The polyetherquinoxaline is suitable for use in a... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20110033777 - Proton-conducting membrane and use thereof: The present invention relates to a novel proton-conducting polymer membrane based on polyazole block polymers which, owing to their outstanding chemical and thermal properties, can be used widely and are suitable in particular as polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) for producing membrane electrode units or so-called PEM fuel cells.... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP
20110033778 - Polymer electrolyte membrane: e
20110033779 - Insulation for sofc systems: The invention is directed to insulating compositions for use in solid oxide fuel cells. Such compositions can be used to prevent seal damage and increase the electrical and ion efficiency.... Agent: Corning Incorporated
20110033780 - Fuel cell having current - collectable manifold: A fuel cell includes a cell unit and a manifold capable of collecting electric current. The cell unit includes a tube support composed of a conductive material, a unit cell laminated on an outer surface of the tube support, and a current collection layer laminated on an outer surface of... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20110033781 - Fuel cell separator having airtight gasket: f
20110033782 - Separator for fuel cell: The present invention preferably provides a separator for a fuel cell, in which a strength reinforcing means is integrally formed in a region, which is not supported by a gasket, over the region from manifolds, through which reactant gases and coolant are supplied, to a reaction flow field, in which... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20110033783 - Metal separator for fuel cell and its production method: The present invention provides a metallic separator for fuel cells capable of suppressing dropping out of conductive inclusions due to gaps formed at the interface of a base material and the conductive inclusions due to press-forming, thereby decreasing the contact resistance and enhancing the power generation performance, and also provides... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20110033784 - Electrode with a coating, method in production thereof and use of a material: An element being an electrode (23) for an electrochemical cell (27), which comprises an electrically conductive substrate (28) and an electrically conductive corrosion resistant coating (29) comprising a multielement material, which coating is formed on and at least partially covering said conducting substrate, is disclosed. There is also disclosed a... Agent: Maier & Maier, PLLC02/03/2011 > 76 patent applications in 57 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110027622 - Battery pack and method of manufacturing battery pack: A method of manufacturing a battery pack of a plurality of bare cells is disclosed. The method comprises: preparing a protective circuit module comprising N pads, wherein each pad comprises a first half pad and a second half pad, N is a natural number greater than 1, the plurality of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20110027621 - Instrumented fluid-surfaced electrode: An electrochemical device (such as a battery) includes at least one electrode having a fluid surface and one or more sensors configured to detect an operating condition of the device. Fluid-directing structures may modulate flow or retain fluid in response to the sensors. An electrolyte within the device may also... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene
20110027623 - Electrochemical device: An electrochemical device comprises a primary magnet and a secondary magnet for applying forces to magnetic entities of an electrolyte. The primary magnet is arranged to induce a magnetic moment in the magnetic entities and the secondary magnet being arranged to create a magnetic field gradient in the vicinity of... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20110027624 - Fluid-surfaced electrode: An electrochemical device (such as a battery) includes at least one electrode having a fluid surface, which may employ a surface energy effect to maintain a position of the fluid surface and/or to modulate flow within the fluid. Fluid-directing structures may also modulate flow or retain fluid in a predetermined... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene
20110027625 - Battery module and method for cooling the battery module: A battery module and a method for cooling the battery module are provided. The battery module includes a housing having an electrically non-conductive oil disposed therein, and a battery cell disposed in the housing that contacts the electrically non-conductive oil. The battery module further includes first and second heat conductive... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP
20110027626 - Electrical storage element control system for a vehicle: An electrical storage element control system for a vehicle. The control system includes electrical storage elements electrically coupled to each other in parallel, switch devices, and a controller. Each of the electrical storage elements defines a total storage capacity and having a state of charge cooperatively defining a total stored... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20110027627 - Fluid-surfaced electrode: An electrochemical device (such as a battery) includes at least one electrode having a fluid surface, which may employ a surface energy effect to maintain a position of the fluid surface and/or to modulate flow within the fluid. Fluid-directing structures may also modulate flow or retain fluid in a predetermined... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene
20110027628 - Instrumented fluid-surfaced electrode: An electrochemical device (such as a battery) includes at least one electrode having a fluid surface and one or more sensors configured to detect an operating condition of the device. Fluid-directing structures may modulate flow or retain fluid in response to the sensors. An electrolyte within the device may also... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene
20110027629 - Instrumented fluid-surfaced electrode: An electrochemical device (such as a battery) includes at least one electrode having a fluid surface and one or more sensors configured to detect an operating condition of the device. Fluid-directing structures may modulate flow or retain fluid in response to the sensors. An electrolyte within the device may also... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene
20110027630 - Sealed rectangular battery and battery module using same: A sealed rectangular battery excellent in volumetric efficiency and pressure resistance is provided. The sealed rectangular battery includes an electrode group having a positive electrode and a negative electrode and a cell casing for accommodating therein the electrode group and an electrolyte solution, which casing includes a rectangular frame member,... Agent: Joseph W. Price, Esq., Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
20110027631 - Temperature-controlled battery device and method for it: A battery device having at least one battery and having at least one heating and/or cooling device temperature-controlling the battery. It is provided that the battery, submerged in an heating and/or cooling medium, is situated in a housing that accommodates the heating and/or cooling medium. The present invention also relates... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20110027632 - Battery pack and vehicle with the battery pack: An object of the present invention is to provide a high-reliability battery pack that is capable of exhausting the gas even when the quantity of the gas released from the cell is small, and to provide a vehicle with the battery pack which can improve the reliability. A battery pack... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20110027634 - Battery system and electric vehicle including the same: A battery system includes a plurality of battery modules each including one or a plurality of battery cells, and a detecting circuit that is used in common for the plurality of battery modules and detects a terminal voltage of each battery cell.... Agent: Mots Law, PLLC
20110027633 - Instrumented fluid-surfaced electrode: An electrochemical device (such as a battery) includes at least one electrode having a fluid surface and one or more sensors configured to detect an operating condition of the device. Fluid-directing structures may modulate flow or retain fluid in response to the sensors. An electrolyte within the device may also... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene
20110027636 - Battery having enhanced electrical insulation capability: Disclosed is a battery including a cathode and an anode wound to face each other with a separator interposed therebetween. Both surfaces of a cathode collector are provided with cathode active-material coating layers so as not to provide a cathode uncoated part at a winding beginning portion of the cathode.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20110027635 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and method for manufacturing the same: The nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery of the invention includes: a wound-type electrode group including a long positive electrode, a long negative electrode, and a separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode; a nonaqueous electrolyte; and a prismatic battery case accommodating the electrode group and the nonaqueous electrolyte.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20110027637 - Fluid-surfaced electrode: An electrochemical device (such as a battery) includes at least one electrode having a fluid surface, which may employ a surface energy effect to maintain a position of the fluid surface and/or to modulate flow within the fluid. Fluid-directing structures may also modulate flow or retain fluid in a predetermined... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene
20110027638 - Fluid-surfaced electrode: An electrochemical device (such as a battery) includes at least one electrode having a fluid surface, which may employ a surface energy effect to maintain a position of the fluid surface and/or to modulate flow within the fluid. Fluid-directing structures may also modulate flow or retain fluid in a predetermined... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene
20110027639 - Fluid-surfaced electrode: An electrochemical device (such as a battery) includes at least one electrode having a fluid surface, which may employ a surface energy effect to maintain a position of the fluid surface and/or to modulate flow within the fluid. Fluid-directing structures may also modulate flow or retain fluid in a predetermined... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene
20110027640 - Battery module and method for cooling the battery module: A battery module and a method for cooling the battery module are provided. The battery module includes a first battery cell and a cooling fin disposed adjacent to the first battery cell. The cooling fin has first and second headers, an extruded housing, and a flow diverter. The first and... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP
20110027641 - Rechargeable battery pack with at least one electrochemical cell arranged in a housing structure: The invention is based on a rechargeable battery pack with at least one electrochemical cell arranged in a housing structure. The invention proposes that at least regions of the housing structure have a memory material, which can be plastified under heat absorption.... Agent: Ronald E. Greigg Greigg & Greigg P.l.l.c.
20110027642 - Microporous polyolefin composite film with a thermally stable porous layer at high temperature: Provided is a microporous polyolefin composite film with a thermally stable porous layer at high temperature, particularly, to the microporous polyolefin composite film in which the thermally stable porous layer at high temperature, which contains organic or inorganic particles and heat-resistant polymer having aromatic ring in main chain and also... Agent: Clark & Brody
20110027643 - Button type cell battery with metallic framework: A 1.5V Li-FeS2 button-type cell battery with metal skeleton, including two half cases in which separator is provided and electrolyte is filled, positive and negative electrodes provided at the two sides of the separator, the separator being microporous polypropylene membrane, or microporous polyethylene membrane, or the combined membrane thereof, or... Agent: GlobalIPServices
20110027644 - Battery and method for manufacturing the same: A battery (100) provided by the present invention includes an electrode body (80) having a positive electrode and a negative electrode (84), a bottomed battery case (10) for holding the electrode body (80), and a current collecting plate (20) that connects the battery case (10) with either the positive electrode... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20110027645 - Sealed type cell manufacturing method: A cell assembly (20) is formed by arranging an electrode body and electrolyte in an external case (12) having a through hole (41). A laser is applied to an annular portion (formed by Al or Al-based alloy) surrounding an opening end (41A) of the through hole (41) toward outside the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20110027646 - Anode material of excellent conductivity and high power secondary battery employed with the same: Provided is an anode material for an electrode mix comprising a carbon material and a lithium titanium oxide (LTO), wherein a ratio of an average particle size of LTO relative to that of the carbon material is in a range of 0.1 to 20%, and LTO is distributed mainly on... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20110027647 - Anode, battery, and methods of manufacturing them: A battery including an electrolytic solution. The electrolytic solution including a compound having a sulfonyl group and at least one peak of ions is selected from the group consisting of Li3SO4+, Li3SO3+, Li2SO3+, and Li2SO2+ as a positive secondary ion and LiSO4−, LiSO3−, SO3−, and SO2− as a negative secondary... Agent: Snr Denton US LLP
20110027648 - Three-dimensional microbattery with tricontinuous components: A three-dimensional battery architecture device comprising a porous substrate that has an aperiodic or random sponge network that forms the scaffolding of the first electrode (either cathode or anode) of a battery, a first coating deposited on the porous substrate, wherein the first coating is an electron insulating, ion-conducting dielectric... Agent: Naval Research Laboratory Associate Counsel (patents)
20110027649 - Positive electrode of lithium secondary battery and method for producing the same: The present invention provides a positive electrode (30) for lithium secondary batteries, including: a barrier layer, having a conductive material and at least one type of water-insoluble polymer that is soluble in organic solvents but insoluble in water, as a binder; and a positive electrode active material layer, being a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20110027650 - Negative electrode for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: Provided are a negative electrode 1 for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery including the negative electrode 1 for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, the negative electrode 1 including: a negative electrode current collector 10; and a plurality of columns 13 of alloy-formable active material... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20110027651 - Olivine-type cathode active material precursor for lithium battery, olivine-type cathode active material for lithium battery, method for preparing the same and lithium battery with the same: The present invention provides an olivine-type positive active material precursor for a lithium battery that includes MXO4-zBz (wherein M is one element selected from the group consisting of Fe, Ni, Co, Mn, Cr, Zr, Nb, Cu, V, Ti, Zn, Al, Ga, Mg, B, and a combination thereof, X is one... Agent: LexyoumeIPGroup, PLLC
20110027652 - Lithium battery: A lithium battery (1) including a positive electrode (10) containing low-crystallinity manganese dioxide having a specific surface area of 8 to 28 m2/g as a positive electrode active material, a negative electrode (11) containing metallic lithium or a lithium alloy as a negative electrode active material, and an organic electrolyte... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20110027653 - Negative plate for lead acid battery: Capacitor pastes for flooded deep discharge lead-acid batteries include lead oxide, a carbon additive, and an aqueous acid. The capacitor paste contains lead and carbon in a lead to carbon mass ratio of about 5:1 to 82:1. Hybrid negative plates for flooded deep discharge lead-acid batteries can be made using... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20110027654 - Low conductivity carbon foam for a battery: A carbon foam battery useful for electrical applications is disclosed which includes a relatively low conductivity low density high porosity carbon foam.... Agent: Graftech International Holdings, Inc.
20110027655 - Electrodes including collar stop: An electrode including structures configured to prevent an intercalation layer from detaching from the electrode and/or a structure configured to create a region on the electrode having a lower concentration of intercalation material. The electrode includes a support filament on which the intercalation layer is disposed. The support filament optionally... Agent: Peters Verny , L.L.P.
20110027656 - Electrophoretic assembly of electrochemical devices: Methods are provided for making bipolar electrochemical devices, such as batteries, using electrophoresis. A bipolar device is assembled by applying a field that creates a physical separation between two active electrode materials, without requiring insertion of a discrete separator film or electrolyte layer.... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20110027657 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery including a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a separator between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, in which at least one of the positive electrode and the negative electrode has an active material layer containing a material whose electric resistance increases at a... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20110027658 - Method for preparing cross-linked ceramic-coated separator containing ionic polymer, ceramic-coated separator prepared by the method, and lithium secondary battery using the same: The present invention provides method for preparing a cross-linked ceramic-coated separator containing an ionic polymer, a ceramic-coated separator prepared by the method, and a lithium secondary battery using the same. According to preferred methods for preparing a cross-linked ceramic-coated separator, a coating material containing ceramic particles for improving thermal and... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20110027659 - Microporous film and method for producing the same: Provided is a microporous film formed of a thermoplastic resin composition comprising 100 parts by mass of (a) a polyolefin resin and from 5 to 90 parts by mass of (b) a polyphenylene ether resin; the microporous film having a sea-island structure with the polyolefin resin as a sea portion... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20110027660 - Polyolefin microporous film and roll: An object of the present invention is to provide a polyolefin microporous film that can sufficiently reduce the occurrence of raised edges at a slitting step such as a slitting step at the time of producing the polyolefin microporous film and a slitting step at the time of processing the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20110027661 - Electrode element, method of manufacturing electrode element, and lithium ion secondary battery: An electrode element contains a positive electrode active material and a second solid electrolyte. The positive electrode active material has an active material and a first solid electrolyte. Seventy percent or more of a surface of the active material is coated with the first solid electrolyte.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20110027662 - Lithium ion secondary battery: A lithium ion secondary battery includes: a cathode that stores/releases lithium ion at a potential not lower than an oxidation-reduction equilibrium potential between halogen ion and halogen; an anode that stores/releases lithium ion, preferably containing carbon; and a non-aqueous electrolytic solution composed of a non-aqueous solvent having dissolved therein an... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20110027663 - Nonaqueous electrolyte battery: An additive typified by tris(trimethylsilyl)phosphate, tris(trimethylsilyl)borate, and tetrakis(trimethylsiloxy)titanium (Chem. 3) are applied to a nonaqueous electrolyte containing a chain carbonate and/or a chain carboxylate as a main solvent (contained at a ratio of 70 volume % or higher). It is preferable that 0≦a<30 is satisfied, in which “a” denotes the... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20110027664 - Metal-air battery with improved environmental stability: A metal-air battery includes a metal electrode, an air electrode, and at least one of an ionic liquid and a deep eutectic solvent provided within the metal-air battery. The ionic liquid and/or deep eutectic solvent may be provided at one or more locations within the battery, such as in a... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20110027665 - Air electrode with binder materials and manufacturing methods for air electrode: A method of producing all or a portion of an air electrode for a metal-air battery includes forming at least a portion of the air electrode using a process selected from the group consisting of an injection molding process and a screw extrusion process. This process may be used to... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20110027666 - Metal-air battery with ion exchange materials: A metal-air battery includes a metal anode including at least one of zinc, aluminum, magnesium, iron, and lithium. The metal-air battery also includes an ion exchange material provided within the battery for controlling material transport within the battery. The ion exchange material may be provided at one or more locations... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20110027667 - Fuel cell, and method for manufacturing the same: A fuel cell of the present invention comprises a power generating cell (C), which has at least two surfaces, a fuel gas being supplied through one of the surfaces and oxygen being supplied through the other surface, thereby generating electric power, a cell holder (6) that holds the power generating... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20110027668 - Hydrogen generation from chemical hydrides: A fuel source for a hydrogen generator is described. The fuel source includes a chemical hydride, at least one catalyst precursor and a hygroscopic salt. When one or more of the at least one catalyst precursor and hygroscopic salt contact water, a catalyst is formed for facilitating the generation of... Agent: Honeywell/slw Patent Services
20110027669 - System and method for hydrating a proton exchange membrane fuel cell: A fuel cell hydration system comprising a first reservoir is provided. The first reservoir is positioned between a cathode supply and a fuel cell stack. The first reservoir includes corrugated regions positioned axially along the first reservoir to accumulate water discharged from a first fluid stream. The first fluid stream... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20110027670 - Apparatus for generating electricity from a chemical hydride: An apparatus is disclosed to generate electric power from a chemical hydride. A fuel cartridge produces hydrogen by reacting a liquid with a chemical hydride. A fuel cell stack generates electric power using an oxygen source and the produced hydrogen. An electric power storage device is coupled with the fuel... Agent: Kunzler Needham Massey & Thorpe
20110027671 - Fuel cells: 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 circuit between the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20110027672 - Water reclamation in a micropower generator: A waterless power generator, particularly a waterless electrical power generator and a passively controlled process for producing electricity with a fuel cell using stoichiometric amounts of a solid hydrogen fuel and byproduct water vapor produced by the fuel cell to generate hydrogen gas. A fuel cell reaction of hydrogen and... Agent: Honeywell/stw Patent Services
20110027674 - Hydrogen production apparatus and fuel cell system using the same: There are provided a hydrogen production apparatus and a hydrogen producing method that can easily bring the temperature of a gas to be supplied to a preferential oxidation catalyst bed to a proper range without the necessity of flow rate control of a cooling medium, and a fuel cell s... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP
20110027673 - Solid oxide fuel cell system with integral gas turbine and thermophotovoltaic thermal energy converters: A maximal efficiency solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC), gas turbine (GT) and thermophotovoltaic (TPV) system is described. The anode exhaust of the SOFC is used to drive the GT component, and the waste radiative heat of the SOFC is used to power the TPV component, with all three components producing... Agent: Robert W Strozier, P.l.l.c
20110027676 - Fuel cell system and method of load following operation of the same: Provided is a method of load following operation of a fuel cell system in which reliable reforming and the prevention of flow blockage and anode degradation are possible. Functions F=f(P) and P=f−1(F) of an electrical output P and a hydrocarbon-based fuel flow rate F required to output P are beforehand... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP
20110027675 - Fuel cell system comprising modular design features: There is described a fuel cell power system including a fuel processor subsystem, a fuel cell subsystem, and a power conditioning subsystem. The fuel processor subsystem comprises a main module for producing hydrogen rich streams from a hydrocarbon fuel, a balance of plant module for auxiliary components, and a control... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP
20110027677 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system 20 comprising a polymer electrolyte fuel cell 22 having a membrane/electrode assembly 10 having a catalyst layer containing a polymer (H) which has repeating units based on a perfluoromonomer having an alicyclic structure and has ion exchange groups, a temperature controlling means for controlling temperature of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20110027678 - Fuel cell system and method for operating a fuel cell system: The invention relates to a fuel cell apparatus (1) with at least one fuel cell (2) having an anode region (4) and a cathode region (3) and being accommodated in a housing (6), wherein a flushing medium for flushing the housing (6) can be introduced into a space (7) of... Agent: Patent Central LLC Stephan A. Pendorf
20110027679 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system has a fuel cell stack and a controller. The fuel cell stack is formed by stacking cells. The controller executes first cell voltage recovery processing when the cell voltage of a first cell group, placed at each end of the fuel cell stack, is below a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20110027680 - Fuel cell system: There is provided a fuel cell system capable of improving the performance and operational stability of the fuel cell system by measuring the exact amount of flow of an oxidizer that is supplied to the fuel cell system. The fuel cell system includes a stack for generating electricity by an... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm
20110027681 - Preservation assembly of polymer electrolyte fuel cell stack: A preservation assembly of a polymer electrolyte fuel cell stack is provided. The assembly includes an uninstalled polymer electrolyte fuel cell stack and sealing units. The uninstalled polymer electrolyte fuel cell stack is provided with an oxidizing agent passage having an inlet and an outlet and extending through a cathode... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
20110027682 - Portable electronic device comprising fuel cell power system: Disclosed herein is a portable electronic device including a fuel cell power system, including: a fuel storage tank for supplying fuel; a flat stack for generating electric energy using the fuel supplied from the fuel storage tank; a pressure control unit for controlling the pressure of the fuel supplied to... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20110027683 - Solid oxide fuel cell devices with serpentine seal geometry: A fuel cell device assembly comprises: (i) a frame having a support surface; (ii) an electrolyte sheet comprising an electrochemically active area and an electrochemically inactive area, wherein the inactive area comprises a seal area; and (iii) a seal material interposed between and contacting at least a portion of the... Agent: Corning Incorporated
20110027684 - Dispersion composition of fluorine-containing ion exchange resin: f
20110027685 - Fuel cell comprising multi-tubular support: Disclosed herein is a fuel cell including a multi-tubular support, including: a multi-tubular support consisting of a plurality of tubular supports which are concentrically arranged and have different diameters; a connection support extending from the innermost tubular support to the outermost tubular support of the plurality of tubular supports; and... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20110027686 - Membrane-electrode assembly for solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell and solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell: A membrane-electrode assembly for a solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell includes a proton-conductive composite membrane including a reinforcing sheet and an electrolyte membrane. The reinforcing sheet has through-holes extending in a thickness direction of the reinforcing sheet. The through-holes are provided in a portion other than an edge of the... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20110027689 - Silver-copper-zinc catalyst for fuel cells and/or electrolyzers: Silver-copper-zinc compositions are employed as catalysts, e.g., for fuel cell and/or electrolyzer applications. These compositions have been experimentally tested in solid oxide fuel cell and proton exchange membrane fuel cell configurations. Such catalysts can be effective for both the anode and cathode half-reactions. A preferred composition range is AgxCuyZnz, where... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm
20110027690 - Electrolyte for cost-effective, electrolyte-supported high-temperature fuel cell having high performance and high mechanical strength: Electrolyte for an electrolyte-supported high-temperature fuel cell includes zirconium(IV) oxide doped with from 3.5 mol % to 6.5 mol % of ytterbium(III) oxide. The electrolyte has a thermal expansion coefficient (TEC) based on 30° C. of from 10.6*10−6 K−1 to 11.1*10−6 K−1 at 800° C.... Agent: Patent Law Offices Of Dr. Norman B. Thot
20110027691 - Polymer membranes: The invention relates to novel organic/inorganic hybrid membranes which have the following composition: a polymer acid containing —SO3H, PO3H2, —COOH or B(OH)2 groups, a polymeric ease (optional), which contains primary, secondary or tertiary amino groups, pyridine groups, imidazole, benzimidazole, triazole, benzotriazole, pyrazole or benzopyrazole groups, either in the side chain... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20110027692 - Proton-conductive polymer electrolyte membrane, method of manufacturing the proton-conductive polymer electrolyte membrane, and membrane-electrode assembly and polymer electrolyte fuel cell using the proton-conductive polymer electrolyte membrane: A method of manufacturing a proton-conductive polymer electrolyte membrane using polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) as a base material and having excellent proton conductivity and methanol blocking properties is provided. The method includes: heat-treating a precursor membrane including PVA and a water-soluble polymer electrolyte having a proton conductive group to proceed crystallization... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.
20110027693 - Solid oxide fuel cell and manufacturing method thereof: A solid oxide fuel cell includes plural anodes and plural cathodes, which are alternately stacked on each other and have non-overlapping sections where the anodes and the cathodes do not overlap partially. The plural anodes are electrically connected to the first electrode, and the plural cathodes are electrically connected to... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20110027694 - Solid-oxide fuel cells with concentric laminating electrolytes in a nanoporous membrane: A solid oxide fuel cell with an electrolyte membrane having one or more layers with interfaces perpendicular to the surfaces of the membrane is provided. The layers can be deposited on vertical walls of holes in a nanoporous membrane until the layers fully fill the holes, thereby forming superlattices in... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm
20110027695 - Resin composition for fuel cell separator, process for producing same, and fuel cell separator: A fuel cell separator is produced by forming a fuel cell separator resin composition including, as essential components, (A) an epoxy resin; (B) a curing agent; (C) a curing accelerator; and (D) a carbon material, in which the content of the (D) is 50 to 85% by mass based on... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20110027696 - Method for controlling ionomer and platinum distribution in a fuel cell electrode: One embodiment of the invention includes a method including applying a first ink comprising carbon over a substrate and drying the first ink to form a first electrode layer, applying a second ink including a second catalyst over the first electrode layer and drying the second ink to form a... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising Ethington P.C.Previous industry: Stock material or miscellaneous articles
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