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Chemistry: electrical current producing apparatus, product, and process July category listing 07/11

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07/28/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20110183159 - Electricity generation using microbial fuel cells: A microbial fuel cell for generating electricity. The microbial fuel cell includes an anode and a cathode electrically coupled to the anode. The anode is in contact with a first fluid including microorganisms capable of catalyzing the oxidation of ammonium. The anode is in contact with a second fluid including... Agent: University Of Southern California

20110183160 - Battery assembly: A battery assembly that standardizes a protective circuit module to be commonly used for various types of bare cells. The battery assembly includes a bare cell, and an adaptor structure positioned on a first end portion of the bare cell and having a seat in which the protective circuit module... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20110183161 - Cylindrical lithium secondary battery: A cylindrical lithium secondary battery includes an anode and a cathode, capable of occluding or emitting lithium ions; a non-aqueous electrolyte; and a CID (Current Interrupt Device) for intercepting electric current and lowering inner pressure when the inner pressure of the secondary battery is increased. The cylindrical lithium secondary battery... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20110183162 - Surface mountable pptc device with integral weld plate: A surface mount circuit protection device includes a laminar PTC resistive element having first and second major surfaces and a thickness therebetween. A first electrode layer substantially coextensive the first surface is formed of a first metal material of a type adapted to be soldered to a printed circuit substrate.... Agent: Tyco Electronics Corporation

20110183164 - Housing for a sealed electrochemical cell: An electrochemical cell with a collector assembly for sealing the open end of a cell container. The collector assembly includes a retainer and a contact spring with a peripheral flange, each having a central opening therein. A pressure release vent member disposed between the retainer and the peripheral flange of... Agent: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.

20110183163 - Sealed battery cell and manufacturing method thereof: A sealed battery cell including an anti-explosion mechanism disposed between an electrode group and a top cover, and that deforms or cleaves due to elevation of internal pressure in the battery cell, the electrode group being comprised of a positive electrode and a negative electrode that are laminated together; wherein... Agent: Hitachi Vehicle Energy, Ltd.

20110183166 - Bipolar secondary battery, battery pack, and vehicle equipped with the same: A bipolar secondary battery is provided with an electric power generating unit, a pair of terminal plates. The electric power generating unit includes a plurality of bipolar electrodes stacked on one another with an electrolyte layer disposed between the bipolar electrodes and separating the bipolar electrodes. Each of the bipolar... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20110183165 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly in a case, the electrode assembly including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator, a cap assembly connected to the case and including a cap plate, first and second terminals through the cap plate, and a shorting member selectively connecting the... Agent:

20110183167 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery including an electrode assembly including a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate, and a separator disposed between the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate; a case accommodating the electrode assembly; a cap plate sealing the case; a first electrode terminal electrically connected to the... Agent:

20110183168 - Battery electrolyte level detector apparatus: An electrolyte detector is provided that includes two micrometers which slide relative to each other along a frame to adjust the electrolyte detector to a size of the battery. A transmitter rod and a receiver rod support an acoustic transmitter and an acoustic receiver, respectively, and are slidably mounted with... Agent:

20110183169 - Battery with multiple jelly rolls in a single pouch: The disclosed embodiments provide a battery cell which includes a set of jelly rolls enclosed in a pouch. Each jelly roll includes layers which are wound together, including a cathode with an active coating, a separator, and an anode with an active coating. The battery cell also includes a first... Agent: Apple Inc.

20110183170 - Electrode assembly, method of manufacturing electrode assembly, and secondary battery including electrode assembly: Disclosed are an electrode assembly, a method of manufacturing the electrode assembly, and a secondary battery including the electrode assembly. The electrode assembly includes a first electrode coated with a first active material, a second electrode coated with a second active material, and a separator located between the first and... Agent:

20110183173 - Rectangular nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and method for manufacturing the same: A rectangular nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode (11) and a negative electrode (12) wound with a porous insulating layer (13) interposed therebetween. The positive electrode (11) includes a positive electrode current collector (11A), and a positive electrode material mixture layer (11B). The positive electrode material mixture layer... Agent:

20110183172 - Sealed battery cell: A sealed battery cell includes: a coiled electrode group comprising a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator wound around a winding core; a cylindrical battery cell container having an open end and a bottom surface, that contains the coiled electrode group; and a sealed cover swaged in the... Agent: Hitachi Vehicle Energy, Ltd.

20110183171 - Secondary battery and method of manufacturing secondary battery: A secondary battery includes first and second collecting plates branching out from an electrode terminal, and first and second electrode assemblies rolled up in a jelly-roll type unit, the first electrode assembly having a first non-coating portion adhered to the first collecting plate, the second electrode assembly having a second... Agent:

20110183174 - Battery latching mechanism for portable electronic device: A portable electronic device includes a battery, a housing, and a latching element. The housing defines a battery compartment and at least one receiving hole. The latching element includes a flat plate, an extension plate and at least one connecting block. The extension plate extends from the flat plate and... Agent: Fih (hong Kong) Limited

20110183175 - Fixing mechanism and electronic device using the same: An electronic device includes a fixing mechanism for a battery that includes a housing, a guide track positioned on the housing, a latching member slidably received in the guide track, a resilient member, a control, and a resisting member. The battery includes a latching slot. The latching member includes a... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20110183176 - Battery cell module: A battery cell module includes an enclosure having an electrically non-conductive perimeter and at least one cover formed from a thermally conductive material. The cover has a substantially flat inner surface and sealingly engages the electrically non-conductive perimeter. A plurality of series-interconnected battery cells are placed together into facing contact... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20110183178 - Battery pack: A battery pack includes a secondary battery, an outer case receiving the secondary battery, and a cooling unit disposed at a predetermined position of the outer case, wherein the cooling unit includes a first heatsink disposed toward the inside of the outer case, a second heatsink disposed toward the outside... Agent:

20110183177 - Battery pack for a vehicle: A battery pack for a vehicle, the battery pack including a sealed inner case accommodating a battery module; an open external case surrounding the inner case, the open external case including a first opening part having an open side and a second opening part having another open side; and an... Agent:

20110183179 - Power supply device with battery cell cooling mechanism and vehicle including the same: A power supply device includes a battery block 3 of battery cells 1. Cooling gaps 4 are provided for flowing cooling gas between cells 1 from a side surface of the block 3 into the gaps 4. The width of a temperature equalizing plate 15 covering the side surface of... Agent:

20110183180 - Flexible asymmetric electrochemical cells using nano graphene platelet as an electrode material: A flexible, asymmetric electrochemical cell comprising: (A) A sheet of graphene paper as first electrode comprising nano graphene platelets having a platelet thickness less than 1 nm, wherein the first electrode has electrolyte-accessible pores; (B) A thin-film or paper-like first separator and electrolyte; and (C) A thin-film or paper-like second... Agent:

20110183181 - Secondary battery having insulation bag: A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly, an insulation bag, a case, and a cap plate. The electrode assembly includes first and second electrodes, and a separator between the electrodes. The insulation bag has an open top and houses the electrode assembly. The case houses the electrode assembly and the... Agent:

20110183182 - Galvanic element with short circuit fuse protection: A galvanic element includes at least one single cell having electrodes arranged on a substantially flat separator, at least one of which has a current collector provided with an output lug overlapping an edge area of the separator, with at least one thin layer being arranged in this edge area... Agent: Varta Microbattery Gmbh, A Corporation Of Germany

20110183183 - Battery arrays, constructions and method: Disclosed is a stacked array of a plurality of thin film batteries that are electrically connected together. The stacked array is in a staggered configuration. The outermost points of side edges on one side of the stacked array preferably generally conform to an interior surface of an electronic device or... Agent:

20110183184 - Battery module for an engine: A battery module includes a lithium iron phosphate cell set and a lead acid cell set. The lithium iron phosphate cell set includes at least one lithium iron phosphate cell arranged in series, and the lead acid cell set includes at least one lead acid cell arranged in series. A... Agent: Exa Energy Technology Co., Ltd.

20110183185 - High power lithium-ion battery: A high power lithium-ion battery is disclosed. The high power lithium-ion battery includes a first housing, a first anode interface, a first cathode interface, and a plurality of lithium-ion battery units disposed in the housing. The first anode interface and the first cathode interface are disposed on a surface of... Agent: Lanyang Energy Technology Co., Ltd.

20110183186 - Solid state battery: The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a solid-state battery with a high flexibility. The method comprises the steps of: forming an arrangement of battery cells (2) on a first substrate layer and providing a barrier layer (5) between the battery cells and the first substrate layer, applying... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110183187 - Explosion protection for starter batteries: The invention relates to a rechargeable battery in one or more cells and a space disposed above the electrodes and enclosed by the battery cover, wherein at least the space above the battery is partially or completely filled by an open-pore foam and/or a material having a honeycomb structure.... Agent:

20110183188 - Rechargeable znmn flat plate electrode cell: Provided is a flat plate electrode cell, comprises positive electrode plates and negative electrode plates. The positive electrode plates each comprise manganese and compressed metal foam. The negative electrode plates each comprise zinc and compressed metal foam. Both the positive and negative electrodes can have alignment tabs, wherein the flat... Agent:

20110183190 - Case for a secondary battery and manufacturing method thereof: A case for a secondary battery and a manufacturing method thereof, the case including a body formed of a conductive material, the body accommodating an electrode assembly; and a crystal barrier type oxide film on a surface of the body.... Agent:

20110183189 - Extended range electric vehicle battery cell packaging for pouch design: A package for a battery cell is disclosed. The package includes a first sheet having a coating layer disposed thereon, a second sheet having a coating layer disposed thereon, the first sheet and the second sheet cooperating to form a cavity to receive the battery cell therein, and a frame... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20110183191 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery including a case providing an inner space; at least one electrode assembly, the at least one electrode assembly including a stacked and wound positive electrode plate, negative electrode plate, and separator between the positive electrode plate and the negative electrode plate, and being disposed within the case... Agent:

20110183192 - Case for secondary battery and method of manufacturing case: A case for a secondary battery and a method of manufacturing the case. The case has improved hardness and insulating properties and can be colored or patterned according to customers' preferences without having to perform an additional painting process, and a method of manufacturing the case. The case includes a... Agent:

20110183193 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly having a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate, and a separator between the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate; a first collecting plate electrically coupled to the first electrode plate, the first collecting plate including a fuse reinforcement part having... Agent:

20110183194 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery including: an electrode assembly including a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate, and a separator between the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate; a case housing the electrode assembly; a cap plate sealing the case; and an electrode terminal coupled to the electrode assembly... Agent:

20110183195 - Battery, vehicle mounted with the battery, and device mounted with the battery: A battery is provided with a base portion provided on the base end side of a columnar rivet portion. A terminal rivet is formed, on that surface of the base portion on which the rivet portion is located, with a sloped seat surface having a height which increases as one... Agent:

20110183197 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly; a case housing the electrode assembly; a cap assembly comprising a cap plate that seals the case and has an opening; and a short circuit member including a first short circuit plate extending across the opening, a second short circuit plate spaced from... Agent:

20110183198 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly including a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate, and a separator between the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate; a case housing the electrode assembly; and a cap assembly coupled to the case, wherein the cap assembly includes a cap... Agent:

20110183196 - Sealed battery and manufacturing method thereof, vehicle mounting the sealed battery, and battery mounting device mounting the sealed battery: A sealed battery includes a battery case formed with a liquid inlet, a power generating element contained in the battery case, and a lid member closing the liquid inlet, the peripheral edge of the lid member being welded to the battery case over the entire circumference. The battery further includes... Agent:

20110183199 - Nonaqueous electrolyte solution for lithium battery, lithium battery using same, and formyloxy group-containing compound used therein: (wherein X represents an alkylene group, an alkenylene group or an alkynylene group; R1 represents H, an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group or a group of the formula (II); R2 represents an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group or a group of the formula (II); R3 to R7 each represent H,... Agent: Ube Industries, Ltd.

20110183200 - Nonaqueous electrolyte battery: A nonaqueous electrolyte battery includes: a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolyte, wherein the positive electrode contains, as a positive electrode active material, a positive electrode material having a surface composition represented by the following formula (I); the nonaqueous electrolyte contains a halogenated carbonate represented by any... Agent: Sony Corporation

20110183201 - Use of an oxyhydroxy salt related to the family of lamellar double hydroxides for the design and manufacture of an electrode with a view to storing electrical energy: The present invention relates to the use of an oxyhydroxy salt related to the family of layered double hydroxides for the design and manufacture of an electrode with a view to storing electrical energy.... Agent: Universite Henri Poincare Nancy 1

20110183202 - Negative electrode active material containing nanometal particles and super-conductive nanoparticles and lithium battery comprising the negative electrode active material: A negative electrode active material including nanometal particles and super-conductive nanoparticles and a lithium battery including the same.... Agent:

20110183204 - Polymer materials as binder for a cfx cathode: Lithium anode based battery systems can use polymeric binding materials to act as particulate binders for fluorinated carbon based electrodes. The binders mechanically hold electrochemically active particles together, while inhibiting lithium fluoride crystallization that generates unwanted heat release in a discharging battery. Polymeric binders that include positively-charged groups, negatively-charged groups,... Agent: Contour Energy Systems, Inc.

20110183203 - Polymer supported electrodes: Methods and devices arising from the practice thereof for making and using battery electrodes formed onto ion permeable, electrically non-conductive substrates, preferably battery separators are disclosed herein. Electrodes are formed onto substrates using a variety of methods including, but not limited to, spray coating and electrophoretic deposition. Electrically conductive layers... Agent: Molecular Nanosystems, Inc.

20110183206 - Apparatus, system, and method for carbon nanotube templated battery electrodes: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for a carbon nanotube templated battery electrode. The apparatus includes a substrate, and a plurality of catalyst areas extending upward from the substrate, the plurality of catalyst areas forming a patterned frame. The apparatus also includes a carbon nanotube forest grown on each... Agent: Brigham Young University

20110183207 - Lithium ion secondary battery and anode for lithium ion secondary battery: There is provided a lithium ion secondary battery including: a cathode; an anode: and an electrolytic solution. The anode has an anode active material layer on an anode current collector, the anode active material layer contains an anode active material having silicon (Si) as an element and a metal conductive... Agent: Sony Corporation

20110183208 - Negative-electrode active material for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, and negative electrode and nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery using the same: A negative-electrode active material for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, comprising a silicon compound capable of inserting and extracting lithium ion, wherein the silicon compound contains silicon-hydrogen bonds and the silicon-hydrogen bonds are introduced into the compound by reduction of at least one compound selected from the group consisting of silicon... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20110183205 - Process for fabricating a silicon-based electrode, silicon-based electrode and lithium battery comprising such an electrode: The invention relates to a process for manufacturing a silicon-based electrode and to a silicon-based electrode. It also relates to a lithium battery comprising such an electrode. The process of the invention consists in fabricating a silicon-based electrode of the type that includes a step of electrochemically depositing silicon on... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Engeries Alternatives

20110183209 - High capacity lithium-ion electrochemical cells: A lithium-ion electrochemical cell is provided that has high total energy, high energy density and good performance upon repeated charge-discharge cycles. The cell includes a composite positive electrode that comprises a metal oxide electrode material, a composite negative electrode that comprises a alloy anode active material having a first cycle... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20110183210 - Lithium-ion battery: A lithium-ion battery includes a positive electrode having a current collector and a first active material and a negative electrode comprising a current collector, a second active material, and a third active material. The second active material comprises a lithium titanate material and the third active material comprises V6O13. The... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110183211 - Method for manufacturing electrode for battery: The invention provides a method for manufacturing a battery electrode having a configuration in which an electrode active material layer including an electrode active material is held on an electrode collector. The method includes a step of mixing the electrode active material with a solvent and preparing an electrode active... Agent:

20110183212 - Lithium ion polymer battery: The lithium ion polymer battery includes a positive electrode plate formed with a positive electrode mixture layer having a lithium composite oxide as a positive electrode active material, a negative electrode plate, a separator, and a gel nonaqueous electrolyte, the positive electrode active material having an average particle diameter of... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.

20110183213 - Lithium ion battery: e

20110183214 - Nonaqueous secondary battery: A positive electrode active material has an average particle diameter of 4.5 to 15.5 μm and a specific surface area of 0.13 to 0.80 m2/g. A positive electrode mixture layer contains at least one of a silane coupling agent and/or at least one of aluminum, titanium, or zirconium based coupling... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.

20110183215 - Layered electrode for an electrochemical cell: A new cathode design is provided comprising a cathode active material mixed with a binder and a conductive diluent in at least two differing formulations. Each of the formulations exists as a distinct cathode layer. After each layer is pressed or sheeted individually, a first one of the layers is... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.

20110183216 - Non-aqueous electrolyte and secondary battery comprising the same: Disclosed is a non-aqueous electrolyte including an electrolyte salt and an electrolyte solvent, the non-aqueous electrolyte further including a compound containing both a carboxy group and a (meth)acrylic group, and a secondary battery including the non-aqueous electrolyte. The use of the compound containing both the carboxy group and the (meth)acrylic... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20110183218 - Nonaqueous electrolyte and nonaqueous electrolyte battery: A nonaqueous electrolyte includes: a nonaqueous solvent containing 0.1% by volume or more and not more than 50% by volume of at least one member selected from the group consisting of a halogen element-containing chain carbonate represented by the following formula (1) and a halogen element-containing cyclic carbonate represented by... Agent: Sony Corporation

20110183217 - Nonaqueous secondary battery: A positive electrode active material has an average particle diameter of 4.5 to 15.5 μm and a specific surface area of 0.13 to 0.80 m2/g. A positive electrode mixture layer contains a silane coupling agent and/or at least one of aluminum, titanium, or zirconium based coupling agent having an alkyl... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.

20110183219 - Method for producing lithium difluorobis (oxalato) phosphate solution: Disclosed is a method for producing a lithium difluorobis(oxalato)phosphate solution, which is characterized by that lithium hexafluorophosphate and oxalic acid are mixed together in a nonaqueous solvent, in a manner that the molar ratio of lithium hexafluorophosphate to oxalic acid falls within a range of 1:1.90 to 1:2.10, and furthermore... Agent: Central Glass Company, Limited

20110183220 - Method of purging for fuel cell: Disclosed herein is a method of purging a fuel cell, by which water present in fuel cell stacks is discharged outside the fuel cell stacks together with gas by opening and closing a purge valve, including: conducting a short-period purge several times using the purge valve; and conducting a long-period... Agent: Fuelcellpower Inc..

20110183221 - Catalytic layer for oxygen activation on ionic solid electrolytes at high temperature: s

20110183222 - Multipurpose hydrogen generator system: A hydrogen generator system includes an electrolyzer for executing a water electrolysis process and associated devices for operation thereof to produce hydrogen and oxygen, and functionally interconnected to each other: 1) a device for recovering heat generated by the electrolysis and cooling of the electrolyzer, 2) a device for storing... Agent: Giacomini S.p.a

20110183223 - Fuel cell system and method of controlling fuel cell system: At a start of a fuel cell, discharge of a generated water is ended at a proper timing. Supply of the reactive gas is started at a first flowrate. Then, in a case that the generated water retained by a reactive electrode is determined to outflow to an internal gas... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20110183224 - Functionally integrated hydrogen fuel cell: A proton exchange membrane fuel cell has a unit cell assembly including an anode side and a cathode side. The anode side has a cooling base plate, a conductor assembly, a hydrogen flow field, a water absorbing element, and a hydrogen duct assembly. The cathode side has an air flow... Agent:

20110183225 - Optimized cathode fill strategy for fuel cell: A method for controlling cathode air flow at system start-up by controlling a stack by-pass valve. The method includes determining a concentration of hydrogen in a cathode side of the fuel cell system. The method also includes determining a volumetric flow rate through a cathode compressor, determining a volumetric flow... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20110183226 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack and a mounting section. The fuel cell stack is mounted on the mounting section with inclination. The fuel cell stack is formed by stacking a plurality of fuel cells in a vertical direction. An oxygen-containing gas in an oxygen-containing gas flow... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20110183228 - Bipolar plates and electrochemical cells employing the same: In one embodiment, a bipolar plate includes a wall area and a landing area defining a fluid flow channel, and a plurality of wires extending from at least one of the landing area and the wall area. In another embodiment, an electrochemical cell includes the aforementioned bipolar plate and a... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20110183227 - Fuel cell stack: A fuel cell stack includes a plurality of unit cells stacked in a stacking direction substantially along a direction of gravity. Each of the plurality of unit cells includes a first metal separator, a second metal separator, and a membrane electrode assembly sandwiched between the first metal separator and the... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20110183229 - Fuel cell arrangement comprising fuel cell stacks: A fuel cell arrangement comprising a number of fuel cell stacks (17, 17′) consisting of planar fuel cells, the stacks being arranged one after the other, each of which being provided with a gas connection for the inlet and outlet flows of the gas of the anode and the cathode... Agent:

20110183230 - Fuel cell system and vehicle having fuel cell system: A fuel cell system 1 has at least one fuel cell stack 2, which comprises a plurality of plate-shaped fuel cells 10. A retaining device 3 is provided for installing the fuel cell stack in a vehicle 6. When the fuel cell stack 2 is installed in the vehicle 6,... Agent: Daimler Ag

20110183231 - High molecular nanocomposite membrane for direct methanol fuel cell, and membrane-electrode assembly and methanol fuel cell including the same: A high molecular nanocomposite membrane for a Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC), and a Membrane-Electrode Assembly (MEA) and a methanol fuel cell including the same membrane. The high molecular nanocomposite membrane for a DMFC includes a Nafion® high molecular membrane in which hydrophobic silica nanoparticles made of a silane compound... Agent: Kumoh National Institute Of Technology Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation

20110183232 - Structures for gas diffusion electrodes: A gas diffusion electrode comprises at least one gas diffusion media, at least one supported catalyst layer disposed on top of the gas diffusion media, the supported catalyst layer comprising at least one supported catalyst, and an unsupported catalyst layer disposed on top of the supported catalyst layer, the unsupported... Agent: Basf Fuel Cell Gmbh

20110183233 - Phase stable doped zirconia electrolyte compositions with low degradation: A solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) includes a cathode electrode, a solid oxide electrolyte, and an anode electrode. The electrolyte and/or electrode composition includes zirconia stabilized with (i) scandia, (ii) ceria, and (iii) at least one of yttria and ytterbia. The composition does not experience a degradation of ionic conductivity... Agent: Bloom Energy Corporation

20110183234 - Process for production and use of carbonitride mixture particles or oxycarbonitride mixture particles: The invention has an object of providing catalysts that are not corroded in acidic electrolytes or at high potential, have excellent durability and show high oxygen reducing ability. An aspect of the invention is directed to a process wherein metal carbonitride mixture particles or metal oxycarbonitride mixture particles are produced... Agent:

20110183235 - Bipolar plate with reduced coolant volume and asymmetric heat removal: A bipolar plate assembly is described. The coolant passage on either the anode side or the cathode side includes a material having a low thermal conductivity. Fuel cells containing the bipolar plate assembly and methods of making the bipolar plate assembly are also described.... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20110183236 - Process for production and use of fuel cell electrodes: The invention provides catalysts that are not corroded in acidic electrolytes or at high potential, have excellent durability and show high oxygen reducing ability. In a process of producing fuel cell electrodes containing a metal oxide and an electron conductive substance, the process includes steps in which a sugar is... Agent: Showa Denko K.k.

20110183237 - Anion conducting electrolyte resin and a method for producing the same: An anion conducting electrolyte resin comprising a perfluorocarbon electrolyte polymer in which the whole or part of the polymer has a sulfonate group (—SO3−), and a modifier molecule comprising two or more positively-charged groups, wherein an ionic interaction occurs between the sulfonate group of the perfluorocarbon electrolyte polymer and one... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20110183238 - Fuel cell: The present invention provides a fuel cell which is capable of improving electric power generation efficiency at a time of high-temperature operation. The fuel cell 10 comprising: a membrane electrode assembly 4; and a pair of gas separators 7, 8 sandwiching the membrane electrode assembly 4 therebetween, wherein at least... Agent: Utc Power Corporation

  
07/21/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20110177363 - Integral cap assembly having protective circuit module, and secondary battery comprising the same: An integral cap assembly comprising a top cap mounted as a base plate to an opening of a battery can and a cap subassembly including a protective circuit module and the like integrally mounted on the top cap, a method for manufacturing a secondary battery comprising the same, and a... Agent:

20110177362 - Secondary battery and method of fabricating the same: Provided are a secondary battery that reduces space restriction during the formation of a protective circuit module (PCM) and improves reliability of a positive temperature coefficient (PTC) device and a method of fabricating the secondary battery. The secondary battery includes a battery cell including a cell tab and the PCM.... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20110177364 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: Provided is a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery using lithium-manganese composite oxide as positive electrode active material, having superior high-temperature charge storage characteristics and charge-discharge cycling characteristics and enhanced safety in the event of overcharging. A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery according to an aspect of the invention includes: a positive electrode... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.

20110177365 - Battery connection member and battery module using the same: A battery connection member 25 configured to connect a plurality of batteries 29 in parallel includes a main conductive path portion 25a and a plurality of connection terminals 25b each configured to connect the main conductive path portion 25a to one of electrodes of each battery 29. The connection terminals... Agent:

20110177366 - Battery pack: A battery pack of the present invention includes: a battery assembly including a plurality of batteries having a sealed portion, the plurality of batteries being connected to each other; a terminal portion electrically connected to the battery assembly and outputting electric power; and a composite layer structure including a heat-absorbing... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20110177367 - Middle or large-sized battery pack case of excellent cooling efficiency: Disclosed herein is a middle or large-sized battery pack case in which a battery module having a plurality of stacked battery cells or unit modules (‘unit cells’), which can be charged and discharged, is mounted, wherein the battery pack case is provided at an upper part and a lower part... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20110177368 - Voltage detection in a battery: A battery having a plurality of cell pairs arranged in an array in disclosed. The cells pairs are coupled longitudinally. Sense leads are provided on the ends of cell pairs to obviate providing a sense lead proximate the junction of the cell pair.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20110177370 - Electrode body, all solid state battery element, and all solid state battery: An electrode body used for an all solid state battery element, having a bipolar electrode basic structure having: a current collector, a cathode active material layer formed on one surface of the above-mentioned current collector, an anode active material layer formed on a surface of the above-mentioned current collector and... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20110177369 - Electrode for lithium ion secondary battery and lithium ion secondary battery: A lithium ion secondary battery including an electrode for a lithium ion secondary battery, the electrode including: a current collector 30; an electrode active material layer 31 being laminated on a surface of the current collector 30 and including an electrode active material 32 capable of absorbing and desorbing lithium... Agent:

20110177371 - Battery system for electric motorcycle: A battery system for an electric motor of an electric motorcycle is disclosed. The battery system includes a motorcycle frame defining an interior volume and a plurality of battery cells situated substantially within the interior volume of the frame, wherein each cell is individually enclosed and individually electrically coupled with... Agent:

20110177372 - Support assembly for an array of battery cells: A battery includes a plurality of stacking supports including retaining flanges and support surfaces; and a plurality of generally cylindrical cells. Each cell is supported on a pair of the support surfaces. Each cell has an annular notch defined in a side wall with the annular notch mating with one... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20110177373 - Battery consisting of a plurality of cells positioned and connected together without welding: The invention relates to a battery including a plurality of juxtaposed cylindrical or prismatic cells located in the through holes of a separating and positioning crate, characterised in that the separating and positioning crate is provided between two contact and holding plates having inner surfaces provided with one or more... Agent: Pellenc (societe Anonyme)

20110177374 - Battery cooling: An end-to-end cell connection system for a battery assembly uses a conductive interconnector with an inner portion welded to an end of one cell, a standoff portion contiguous with the ring portion, tabs extending from the standoff portion, with the tabs welded to an end of another cell. By placing... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20110177375 - Reinforced battery separator: Separators for use in batteries are disclosed. In various embodiments, the separators include one or more of raised shoulders, ribs in three or more sizes, thickened mini-ribs on shoulders, and ribs within the shoulder. The disclosed separators are more resistant to failure due to punctures or tears than conventional separators.... Agent: Johnson Controls Technology Company

20110177376 - Battery cover assembly: An end-to-end cell connection system for a battery assembly uses a conductive interconnector with an inner portion welded to an end of one cell, a standoff portion contiguous with the ring portion, tabs extending from the standoff portion, with the tabs welded to an end of another cell. By placing... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20110177378 - Electrode assemblage and rechargeable battery using the same: An electrode assemblage includes a first electrode assembly with first electrodes. Each first electrode has a porous first electrode current collector with a plurality of pores, and first electrode active material layers attached to the porous first electrode current collector. The electrode assemblage further includes a second electrode having a... Agent:

20110177377 - Expandable battery pack containment device for pouch battery cells: A pouch battery cell container, including at least, one battery cell compartment, is interposed between two end plates. The planar electrode surfaces of a pouch battery cell, housed within the battery cell compartment, are subjected to a constant and optimal amount of compressive force during cell expansion and contraction for... Agent: Boulder Electric Vehicle

20110177379 - Battery assembly: An end-to-end cell connection system for a battery assembly uses a conductive interconnector with an inner portion welded to an end of one cell, a standoff portion contiguous with the ring portion, tabs extending from the standoff portion, with the tabs welded to an end of another cell. By placing... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20110177381 - Bus bar for secondary battery and secondary battery module: A bus bar for secondary battery is provided to electrically connect a plurality of secondary batteries in high reliability. The bus bar includes a plate section which is electrically conductive, opening sections which are provided for said plate section and in which convex electrode terminals of secondary batteries are inserted,... Agent: Nanaboshi Electric Mfg. Co. Ltd.

20110177380 - Electrical conductor for energy store: The present invention relates to an electrical conductor for contacting, in parallel and/or series, a plurality of energy storage units (6) of an energy store to contacting connections (2) unmounted along the electrical conductor at a distance from each other for contacting positive poles (5′) and/or negative poles (5) of... Agent: Amphenol-tuchel Electronics Gmbh

20110177382 - Secondary battery module: A large-capacity battery module which is formed by integrating a plurality of unit cells. The present invention provides a secondary battery module having a plurality of unit cells and connectors for electrically connecting the unit cells, which includes: a spacer set up between the unit cells and the connectors. The... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20110177383 - Battery cell module for modular battery with interleaving separator: A cell module for a modular battery includes a plurality of positive electrode plates having positive connections extending from the positive electrode plates and having a first end and an opposite second end; a plurality of negative electrode plate having negative connections extending from the negative electrode plates and having... Agent: Lightening Energy

20110177384 - Storage battery having molded-in terminal: A storage battery includes a generally rectangular container having opposed side walls, end walls, a bottom wall and an open top defining a container interior. The container interior is divided into a plurality of cells supporting positive and negative plates. The plates include aligned positive lugs and aligned negative lugs.... Agent: C&d Technologies, Inc.

20110177385 - Current collector for an electrochemical cell: A current collector (1) according to the invention has at least one substantially plate-like and preferably thin-walled core region (2). This core region contains at least one electrically conductive third material. The current collector also has a first surface region (3) comprising at least one first material. The current collector... Agent: Li-tec Battery Gmbh

20110177386 - Battery chamber, electronic device having the battery chamber, and imaging device having the battery chamber: A battery chamber includes: a claw mechanism for a battery including: a movable member that is movable in insertion and removal directions of a battery, and abuts a front face of the battery in the insertion direction when the battery is inserted and completely loaded; an urging member that urges... Agent:

20110177387 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly in a battery case, the electrode assembly including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator, a cap plate connected to the battery case, the cap plate including a short member configured to deform and electrically connect the positive and negative electrodes,... Agent:

20110177388 - Anode coated with lithium fluoride compounds, method for preparing the same, and lithium secondary battery having the same: An anode for a lithium ion secondary battery includes an anode, and a LiF-based coating layer formed with LiF-based particles on a surface of the anode. The LiF-based coating layer has a thickness of 0.05 to 1 μm. The anode allows the LiF-based coating layer created by side reaction of... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20110177389 - Electrode assembly and secondary battery including the same: An electrode assembly and a secondary battery including the electrode assembly are disclosed. The electrode assembly includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator disposed between the first and second electrodes. A film is disposed on at least one edge of at least one of the first and... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20110177390 - Negative electrode mixture for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries, negative electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries, and nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A negative electrode mixture for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries that can form a mixture layer showing excellent peel strength with a collector in the manufacturing of negative electrodes for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries is provided. The negative electrode mixture for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries includes at least one inorganic substance... Agent: Kureha Corporation

20110177391 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: The non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode 11 containing a positive electrode active material, a negative electrode 12 containing a negative electrode active material and a non-aqueous electrolyte 14 having lithium ion conductivity, wherein lithium-containing transition metal composite oxide having a layer structure and being represented by a... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.

20110177392 - Lead acid battery electrode and a lead acid battery: Disclosed is an electrode for a lead storage battery that has good initial output characteristics and causes little or no reduction in output characteristics after charge-discharge cycle. The electrode comprises an electrode active material layer and a current collector. The electrode active material layer comprises a layer containing a lead-containing... Agent:

20110177393 - Composite materials for electrochemical storage: Composite materials and methods of forming composite materials are provided. The composite materials described herein can be utilized as an electrode material for a battery. In certain embodiments, the composite material includes greater than 0% and less than about 90% by weight silicon particles, and greater than 0% and less... Agent: Enevate Corporation

20110177394 - Equalizing electrode plate with insulated split-flow conductive structure: The present invention relates to an equalizing electrode plate with insulated split-flow conductive structure, which is a specifically installed insulated split-flow conductive structure with internal conductive body coated with insulator; one end of the insulated split-flow conductive structure connects to the electric energy input/output terminal of the electrode plate, and... Agent:

20110177395 - Fiber assembly, composite of electro conductive substrate and fiber assembly, and production methods thereof: The present invention relates to a fiber assembly obtained by electrifying a resin in a melted state by application of voltage between a supply-side electrode and a collection-side electrode so as to extend the resin into an ultrafine composite fiber by electrospinning, and accumulating the ultrafine composite fiber, wherein the... Agent: Daiwabo Polytec Co., Ltd.

20110177396 - Electricity storage device: An object is to improve characteristics of a power storage device. The present invention relates to an electricity storage device comprising a current collector and a negative electrode-active material layer formed over the current collector. The negative electrode-active material layer includes a negative electrode comprising a first negative electrode layer... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

20110177397 - All solid state battery: An all solid state battery having high output performance and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The all solid state battery of the present invention comprises a negative electrode layer, a positive electrode layer, and a solid electrolyte layer having a lithium ion conductivity. At least one layer of the... Agent: Ohara Inc.

20110177398 - Electrochemical cell: Electrochemical cells including components and configurations for electrochemical cells, such as rechargeable lithium batteries, are provided. The electrochemical cells described herein may include a combination of components arranged in certain configurations that work together to increase performance of the electrochemical cell. In some embodiments, such combinations of components and configurations... Agent: Sion Power Corporation

20110177399 - Battery: A battery capable of improving battery characteristics such as cycle characteristics and high temperature storage characteristics is provided. An anode includes an anode active material which includes Sn or Si as an element. A separator is impregnated with an electrolyte solution, and the electrolyte solution includes an acid anhydride such... Agent: Sony Corporation

20110177401 - Lithium-air cell protective membranes comprising polytetrafluoroethylene coated fiberglass cloth: Advanced lithium-air semi-fuel cell with non-aqueous electrolyte solution is provided, having higher energy density over the prior art cells, due to its protective, oxygen selective, permeable membrane of PTFE coated fiberglass cloth, placed over the cathode outer surface. Said membrane is flexible and protects the cell from moisture and evaporation... Agent:

20110177400 - Protected lithium-air cells by oxygen-selective permeable cathode membranes: Advanced lithium-air cell with non-aqueous electrolyte solution is provided, having higher energy density over the prior art cells, due to protective oxygen selective permeable membrane placed over the cathode outer surface. Said membrane protects the cell from moisture and evaporation of said electrolyte, which substantially minimizes parasitic losses of lithium... Agent:

20110177402 - Excess hydrogen consumption unit, fuel cell unit and fuel cell system: A fuel cell unit includes a proton exchange membrane, a first catalyst layer, a second catalyst layer, a first gas diffusion layer (GDL) disposed on the first catalyst layer, a second GDL disposed on the second catalyst layer, a flow channel of hydrogen gas disposed on the first GDL for... Agent: Young Green Energy Co.

20110177403 - Hydrogen concentration measurement device and fuel cell system: A hydrogen concentration measurement device for measuring concentration of hydrogen contained in measurement target gas, including a hydrogen permeation module having an entrance electrode and an exit electrode provided with a proton conducting electrolyte membrane sandwiched therebetween, the hydrogen permeation module selectively permeating hydrogen contained in the measurement target gas... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20110177405 - Fuel cartridge and hydrogen storage method: A fuel cartridge and a hydrogen storage method are provided. The fuel cartridge includes a plurality of reaction units. Each of the reaction units includes a first reactant, a second reactant, and a heating apparatus. The first reactant and the second reactant are separated from each other. The heating apparatus... Agent: Young Green Energy Co.

20110177404 - Fuel cartridge of fuel cell and method for operating fuel cartridge: A fuel cartridge of a fuel cell and a method for operating the fuel cartridge are provided. The fuel cartridge has a plurality of fuel units. At least one first fuel unit is selected form the fuel units and the first fuel unit is triggered to provide a fuel to... Agent: Young Green Energy Co.

20110177406 - Hydrogen generation device and fuel cell: A hydrogen generation device includes a draft tube, containing grooves, water absorbing structures, capillary structures, and a water supply device. The wall of the draft tube has openings. The containing grooves are disposed below the draft tube and respectively aligned with the openings. Each containing groove is capable of containing... Agent: Young Green Energy Co.

20110177407 - Electrochemical reactor, method for manufacturing the electrochemical reactor, gas decomposing element, ammonia decomposing element, and power generator: h

20110177408 - Environmentally friendly, energy-economic system for testing fuel cell stacks: Disclosed is a system with which fuel cell stacks can be tested automatically or manually so that production of pollutants and consumption of electricity are little. The system runs various analyses and tests on the fuel cell stacks and provides operative conditions such as temperatures and fluid flows needed in... Agent: Atomic Energy Council-institute Of Nuclear Energy Research

20110177409 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell unit, a reformer with a catalyst and heat pipes around the catalyst, and a combustor connected to the heat pipes. A first fuel pipe sends fuel into the reformer. The fuel is reformed in the reformer. A first air port sends air... Agent: Atomic Energy Council-institute Of Nuclear Energy Research

20110177410 - Process and reactor for the production of hydrogen and carbon dioxide and a fuel cell system: The invention relates to a process for the production of hydrogen and carbon dioxide from a hydrocarbonaceous feed-stock, comprising: a) supplying a gaseous hydrocarbonaceous feedstock and steam to a reaction zone comprising a steam reforming catalyst and catalytically reforming the hydrocarbonaceous feedstock to produce a reformed gas comprising hydrogen and... Agent:

20110177411 - Hydrogen gas generator and fuel cell with the hydrogen gas generator: A hydrogen gas generator suitable for a fuel cell is provided. The hydrogen gas generator includes a container and a capillary structure. The capillary structure is disposed between the container and a flexible solid fuel, wherein the container is capable of accommodating liquid water, and the liquid water accommodated in... Agent: Young Green Energy Co.

20110177412 - Powering method and powering device of fuel cell: A powering method of a fuel cell includes following steps. A fuel cartridge including a plurality of fuel units and an accumulator is provided. An under-load electric quantity of the accumulator is detected. If the under-load electric quantity is less than a threshold, power is supplied by the accumulator to... Agent: Young Green Energy Co.

20110177413 - Electrochemical device and methods for energy conversion: The present invention relates to an electrochemical device. The device features an anode constructed of materials such that the device can be chemically recharged. In addition, the device is capable of switching between operating as a fuel cell or as a battery. The switch can occur without cessation of electrical... Agent: Celltech Power LLC

20110177414 - Fuel cell power generation system: The fuel cell power generation system includes: a fuel cell 4 including a fuel electrode 2, an oxidant electrode 3, and an electrolyte 1 on which the fuel electrode 2 and the oxidant electrode 3 are formed; an output control unit 11 that controls an output of the fuel cell... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20110177415 - Voltage-based fluid sensor for a fuel cell stack assembly: A fluid detection system and method is disclosed having sensor elements 66 comprising wire leads 68 and electrodes 74 electrically insulated from the stack 16, and positioned such that a measurable voltage is present between the sensor elements 66 only when fluid in water exit manifold space 54 is in... Agent: Utc Power Corporation

20110177416 - Cooling system: A cooling system is provided. The cooling system includes: a fuel cell; a cooling circuit configured to circulate a coolant medium to cool the fuel cell; an air conditioning circuit configured to circulate the coolant medium, the air conditioning circuit having a heat exchanger to execute heat exchange between the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20110177417 - Fuel cell stack system having multiple sub-stacks that are replaceable online: A fuel cell stack system having multiple sub-stacks that are replaceable online is disclosed. In one aspect of the present disclosure, the fuel cell stack system includes multiple fuel cell sub-stacks electrically coupled to one another, the multiple fuel cell sub-stacks include multiple fuel cells electrically coupled to one another... Agent: 4d Power, LLC

20110177418 - Fuel cell stack and fuel cell system using the same: A fuel cell stack formed by laminating thin end plates, separators, and the like, includes a first side surface and a second side surface parallel to the laminating direction. An anode side end plate has a plane portion on a first side surface. The dimension in the laminating direction of... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20110177419 - Fuel cell separator plate: A fuel cell separator plate assembly (20, 20a) includes a separator layer (22, 22a) and one or more reactant flow field layers (24, 24a, 26, 26a) comprising graphite flakes and a thermoplastic, hydrophobic resin which secures flow field layers on opposite sides of the separator layer. In another example, a... Agent:

20110177420 - Fuel cell stack system having multiple sub-stacks that are replaceable online: A fuel cell stack system having multiple sub-stacks that are replaceable online is disclosed. In one aspect of the present disclosure, the fuel cell stack system includes multiple fuel cell sub-stacks electrically coupled to one another, the multiple fuel cell sub-stacks include multiple fuel cells electrically coupled to one another... Agent: 4d Power, LLC

20110177421 - Scalable direct carbon fuel cell: Fuel cells having cathode elements that are oriented such that dispersion of injected fuel through the fuel cell is caused at least in part by buoyancy force are disclosed. In one aspect of the present disclosure, the fuel cell includes a composite cathode element that is oriented such that dispersion... Agent: 4d Power, LLC

20110177422 - Reaction mechanisms in a fuel cell device: Reaction mechanisms in a fuel cell device are disclosed. In one aspect of the present disclosure, the fuel cell includes a composite cathode element that is vertically oriented. The composite cathode element further comprises a porous matrix holding electrolyte, a cathode, and/or a cathode current collector. One embodiment of the... Agent: 4d Power, LLC

20110177423 - Five-layer membrane electrode assembly with attached border and method of making same: A membrane electrode assembly (MEA) with a first structural film layer disposed at its periphery, a second structural film layer adhered to the first structural film layer by an adhesive, at least one of the first and second structural film layers also being adhered to one of an anode and... Agent:

20110177424 - Electrolyte-electrode joined assembly and method for producing the same: In an electrolyte-electrode joined assembly (MEA), a cathode is formed on an intermediate layer stacked on a solid electrolyte. The cathode is a laminate containing at least a first layer facing the intermediate layer and a second layer disposed on the first layer. The first layer contains a perovskite-type composite... Agent:

20110177425 - Electrode catalyst for fuel cell, method of manufacturing the same, membrane electrode assembly including the electrode catalyst, and fuel cell including the membrane electrode assembly: Electrode catalysts for fuel cells, a method of manufacturing the same, a membrane electrode assembly (MEA) including the same, and a fuel cell including the MEA are provided. The electrode catalysts include a first catalyst alloy containing palladium (Pd), cobalt (Co), and phosphorus (P), a second catalyst alloy containing palladium... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20110177426 - Solid oxide fuel cell: The solid oxide fuel cell of the present invention has a substrate (1); an electrolyte (3) that is disposed on one surface of the substrate (1); and at least one electrode element E having an anode (5) and a cathode (7) disposed on the same surface of the electrolyte (3)... Agent: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.

20110177427 - Densification of ceria based electrolytes: The fabrication of ceria based electrolytes to densities greater than 97% of the theoretical achievable density at temperatures below 1200° C., preferably approximately 1000° C., is disclosed. The electrolyte has a concentration of divalent cations minus an adjusted concentration of trivalent cations of between 0.01 mole % and 0.1 mole... Agent: Ceres Intellectual Property Company Limited

20110177428 - Superbase-derived protic ionic liquids: e

20110177429 - Fluid flow plate of a fuel cell: A fluid flow plate of a fuel cell includes a main body and a supporting frame. The main body includes a plurality of fluid channels and an opening, wherein the fluid channels converge at the opening. The supporting frame, mounted on the periphery of the opening, is annular shaped and... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20110177430 - Titanium material for solid polymer fuel cell separator having low contact resistance and method of production of same: A titanium material for a solid polymer fuel cell separator having a low contact resistance and a method of production of the same, the titanium material having at its surface a surface layer structure in which particles of a Ti compound containing either C or N are dispersed, the particles... Agent:

20110177431 - Fuel cell module: A tubular fuel cell module having improved current collecting efficiency. In one embodiment, the fuel cell module includes: a fuel cell unit; a first current collector extending along an outer side of the fuel cell unit; and a second current collector wound around the first current collector and around the... Agent:

20110177432 - Porous metal catalysts for oxygen reduction: A porous metal that comprises platinum and has a specific surface area that is greater than 5 m2/g and less than 75 m2/g. A fuel cell includes a first electrode, a second electrode spaced apart from the first electrode, and an electrolyte arranged between the first and the second electrodes.... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University

20110177433 - Anode for a molten carbonate fuel cell and method for the production thereof: The disclosure relates to a method for the production of an anode for a molten carbonate fuel cell, wherein a mixture is created, containing at least one base metal and at least one auxiliary agent, and wherein the mixture is applied onto a carrier structure. The disclosure provides that a... Agent: Mtu Onsite Energy Gmbh

20110177434 - Method for production of a solid oxide fuel cell (sofc): A method for production of a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) (1), having an electrolyte body (10) with a tubular structure, wherein at least one internal electrode (11) and one external electrode (12) are applied to the tubular electrolyte body, with the method having at least the following steps: provision... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

  
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20110171496 - Light-powered microbial fuel cells: Devices and methods for generating electricity utilizing a light-powered microbial fuel cell that includes a light-admitting reaction chamber containing a biological catalyst, such as a photosynthetic bacteria, in a growth medium, an anode and cathode disposed upon or within the reaction chamber, and a conductive material in electrical communication between... Agent:

20110171497 - Modular intrinsically-safe field device power module: A modular, intrinsically-safe power module assembly is provided. The assembly includes a rigid conduit adapter configured to mount to a conduit of a field device. A housing, having an interior, is operably coupled to the rigid conduit adapter and is physically supported by the rigid conduit adapter. At least one... Agent: Rosemount Inc.

20110171498 - Pouch type battery: A pouch type battery, including a pouch type bare cell having a terrace and having an electrode tab adjacent to the terrace, the terrace being an empty space defined where a sealing area of the electrode tab is not bent, the sealing area positioned in a direction in which the... Agent:

20110171499 - Slim line battery pack: A battery pack is configured to reduce weight, enhance battery identification, ensure proper placement of a lid retaining the battery, and facilitate battery pack removal. The battery pack has one or more cells that lack an outer coverage except for a polymer sheathing. The battery pack includes a mating notch... Agent:

20110171500 - Power generating system and control method for the same: A power generating system includes: a plurality of cells forming a fuel cell battery for generating power; a cell temperature measuring unit provided for each cell; a thermoelectric converter provided for each cell; a heating unit which heats the plurality of cells; a first control unit which controls the heating... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20110171501 - Lithium-ion battery and method for regenerating the same: A lithium-ion battery 100 in which electrodes 1 and 2 and an electrolyte are accommodated in a battery container 13, and which has a means of for adding a coating film forming agent 20 for adding a coating film forming agent 21 that forms a coating film on the surface... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20110171502 - Variable capacity cell assembly: Electrochemical cells containing nanostructured negative active materials and composite positive active materials and methods of fabricating such electrochemical cells are provided. Positive active materials may have inactive components and active components. Inactive components may be activated and release additional lithium ions, which may offset some irreversible capacity losses in the... Agent: Amprius, Inc.

20110171503 - Liquid electrolyte storage battery and method for filling: The liquid electrolyte storage battery includes a battery case consisting of a top wall, a bottom wall and a side wall delineating a cavity. The top wall includes an electrolyte injection hole. The battery case also includes a lateral hole formed in a bottom area of the side wall and... Agent: Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique

20110171504 - Battery and battery unit: A battery (3) includes a battery case (10) having an opening sealed with a sealing plate (13). The sealing plate (13) has a protrusion (13a) extending in a direction toward the outside of the battery case (10), and a ring-shaped insulator (32) is provided on an outer circumferential surface of... Agent:

20110171505 - Battery module and battery pack using the same: In a battery module including a plurality of batteries 40 stored in a housing, each of the batteries 40 includes an electrode portion 16 protruding from a battery case 5, a base 30A is arranged on a side of the electrode portions 16 so that the base 30A is in... Agent:

20110171506 - Secondary battery pack: Provided is a secondary battery pack that determines, as for protection and controlling, the state of connection based on information input from external interfaces and switches a protection and control mode from one setting to another according to connection targets and situations. Accordingly, the secondary battery pack of the present... Agent: Nec Energy Devices, Ltd.

20110171509 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and method for producing the same: Disclosed is a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery including: an electrode assembly including a positive electrode including a belt-like positive electrode current collector and a positive electrode active material layer adhering to a surface of the positive electrode current collector, a negative electrode including a belt-like negative electrode current collector and... Agent:

20110171507 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly, a can, a cap assembly, and a gasket. The electrode assembly includes a wound stack of two mutually different electrodes and a separator interposed between the two electrodes. The can houses the electrode assembly. The cap assembly is assembled at an upper portion... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20110171508 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery is disclosed. The secondary battery includes an electrode assembly formed by stacking and winding two different electrodes and a separator disposed between the electrodes, a can accommodating the electrode assembly, a cap assembly coupled to an upper portion of the can accommodating the electrode assembly, a gasket... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20110171510 - Non-aqueous electrolyte battery: A non-aqueous electrolyte battery using an oxyhalide as an anodic action material, which can improve pulse discharge characteristics and provide a sufficient operating voltage. A non-aqueous electrolyte battery using an oxyhalide such as thionyl chloride, sulfuric chloride and phosphoryl chloride that are liquid at room temperature as an anodic action... Agent: Toshiba Battery Co., Ltd.

20110171511 - Compact and low-volume mechanical igniter and ignition systems for thermal batteries and the like: An inertial igniter including: a body having a base and three or more posts, each post having a hole; a locking ball corresponding to each post, wherein a portion of the locking balls are disposed in the hole; a striker mass movably disposed relative to the posts and having a... Agent: Omnitek Partners LLC

20110171512 - Middle or large-sized battery pack case providing improved distribution uniformity of coolant flux: Disclosed herein is a middle- or large-sized battery pack case in which a battery module having a plurality of stacked battery cells, which can be charged and discharged, is mounted, wherein the battery pack case is provided with a coolant inlet port and a coolant outlet port, which are disposed... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20110171514 - Separator for nonaqueous secondary battery, method for producing the same, and nonaqueous secondary battery: The present invention is to provide a separator that is excellent in heat resistance, shutdown function, flame retardancy and handling property. The separator for a nonaqueous secondary battery of the invention is a separator for a nonaqueous secondary battery that has a polyolefin microporous membrane at least one surface of... Agent: Teijin Limited

20110171513 - Sodium secondary battery: The present invention provides a sodium secondary battery. The sodium secondary battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolytic solution, the separator is composed of a porous laminate film in which a heat resistant porous... Agent: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited

20110171515 - Assembled battery and battery module: In an assembled battery (2), batteries (3) are arranged in such a manner that sealing plates (13) for sealing openings of battery cases (10) face the same direction. Terminal (10) of first electrodes of the batteries (3) are connected to a first electrode connecting pieces (33) arranged near the sealing... Agent:

20110171516 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery 100 includes a plurality of electrode assemblies 10; a case 34 housing the electrode assemblies 10; at least one electrode terminal 21, 22, electrically connected to the electrode assemblies 10 by a lead tab 40, 50, the lead tab 50 including a terminal junction part 51; and... Agent:

20110171519 - Method for producing difluorophosphate, nonaqueous electrolyte solution for secondary batteries and nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: The present invention provides a simple method for producing a difluorophosphate from a source material, the difluorophosphate being useful as additives for nonaqueous electrolyte solutions for secondary batteries. In the method, a source material containing a carbonate and/or a borate is allowed to react with a source gas which contains... Agent: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

20110171517 - Tearable battery tubing and battery wrapped with the same: A battery tubing according to the present invention is provided. The battery tubing is hollow and shrinkable. The battery tubing has at least one perforation line and a user can easily tear the battery tubing along the perforation line. The present invention further provides a battery wrapped with the above... Agent: E-one Moli Energy Corp.

20110171518 - Three dimensional battery architectures and methods of making same: A three-dimensional electrode structure for use in a battery comprising a porous three-dimensional substrate formed from a first electrically conductive material, an ion-conducting dielectric material disposed on the porous three dimensional substrate, and a second electrically conductive material disposed on the ion-conducting dielectric material, wherein the ion-conducting dielectric material separates... Agent: The Government Of The United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy

20110171520 - Aa battery: Power-generating elements (a positive electrode 2, a negative electrode 3, and a separator 4) are included in a cylindrical battery case 1 with a base, and a raised portion at the center of a bottom surface of the battery case 1 forms a positive electrode terminal 30. The maximum outer... Agent:

20110171521 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery including an electrode assembly, the electrode assembly including a positive electrode plate, a negative electrode plate, and a separator; a pouch accommodating the electrode assembly; and a dissipation member, the dissipation member contacting the electrode assembly and protruding to an exterior of the pouch from an interior... Agent:

20110171522 - Secondary battery: s

20110171523 - Polyolefin and ceramic battery separator for non-aqueous battery applications: A ceramic microporous polyolefin battery separator membrane, high in air permeability, low in shrinkage and improved temperature resistance addresses the safety requirements of lithium ion batteries. The separators made by the current invention consists of one or more polyolefin polymers and kaolin fillers comprised of aluminum oxide and silicon oxide.... Agent:

20110171524 - Alkaline battery: An alkaline battery of this invention includes: a negative electrode including a negative electrode mixture that contains a zinc alloy as an active material, the zinc alloy containing at least aluminum; an alkaline electrolyte; and a positive electrode. The alkaline electrolyte includes an aqueous KOH solution and LiOH and an... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20110171525 - Electrode for lithium secondary battery:

20110171526 - Binder composition for secondary battery electrode and method for producing same: A binder composition for secondary batteries having excellent stability over time is produced. A method for producing a binder composition for secondary batteries containing at least a polymer and a dispersion medium, which comprises a metal particulate removal step wherein metal particulates contained in a polymer dispersion containing a polymer... Agent:

20110171527 - Hydrogen-based electrochemical energy storage: An energy storage device (100) providing high storage densities via hydrogen storage. The device (100) includes a counter electrode (110), a storage electrode (130), and an ion conducting membrane (120) positioned between the counter electrode (110) and the storage electrode (130). The counter electrode (110) is formed of one or... Agent: Alliance For Substainable Energy LLC

20110171529 - Electrode active material, method for producing same, electrode for nonaqueous secondary battery, and nonaqueous secondary battery: An electrode active material includes particles of a lithium-containing composite oxide represented by the general compositional formula: Li1+xMO2, where −0.15≦x≦0.15, and M represents an element group of three or more elements including at least Ni, Co and Mn, wherein the ratios of Ni, Co and Mn to the total elements... Agent:

20110171528 - Solid state electrolytes having high lithium ion conduction: A method for making ion conducting films includes the use of primary inorganic chemicals, which are preferably water soluble; formulating the solution with appropriate solvent, preferably deionized water; and spray depositing the solid electrolyte matrix on a heated substrate, preferably at 100 to 400° C. using a spray deposition system.... Agent:

20110171530 - Cathode active material, and nonaqueous secondary battery having cathode including cathode active material: A cathode active material (1) of the present invention includes: a main crystalline phase (2) including a lithium-containing transition metal oxide containing manganese and having a spinel structure, and in the cathode active material used in a nonaqueous secondary battery, the main crystalline phase (2) includes a layer-shaped sub crystalline... Agent:

20110171532 - Composite graphite particle for nonaqueous secondary battery, negative electrode material containing the same, negative electrode and nonaqueous secondary battery: c

20110171531 - Multifunctional nanocomposites of carbon nanotubes and nanoparticles formed via vacuum filtration: In one aspect, the present invention provides a method of forming a film of nanocomposites of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and platinum (Pt) nanoparticles. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of (a) providing a first solution that contains a plurality of CNTs, (b) providing a second solution that contains... Agent: Northwestern University

20110171533 - Mesoporous oxide of titanium: This invention pertains to mesoporous oxide of titanium and processes of making mesoporous oxide of titanium particularly crystalline oxide of titanium.... Agent: E. I. Du Pont De Nemours And Company

20110171534 - Long lasting high current density charging & discharging, temperature-resistant batteries and related methods: Secondary batteries are disclosed, which comprise a separator of dielectric material permeable to ion flow in combination with aligned Carbon or Zirconium nanotubes extending between an anode and a cathode comprised of Zirconium and aligned nanotubes and having high surface areas, and one or two electrolytes comprising Bismuth in colloidal... Agent:

20110171535 - Separator for lithium ion secondary battery, method for manufacture thereof, and lithium ion secondary battery: Disclosed are a separator for lithium ion secondary batteries, having an inorganic layer formed from inorganic particles, characterized in that the inorganic particles have a particle diameter distribution in which the 50% cumulative particle diameter D50 is in the range of 100 nm to 500 nm, the 10% cumulative particle... Agent: Japan Vilene Company, Ltd.

20110171536 - Electrochemical device: A cathode (1) is formed by compression bonding a mixture to a cathode current collecting net (5). The mixture includes a cathode active material and an electroconductive material such as graphite powder. The cathode active material is a halide of at least one metal element selected from the group consisting... Agent: Sony Corporation

20110171537 - Lithium sulfide-carbon complex, process for producing the complex, and lithium ion secondary battery utilizing the complex: The present invention provides a process for producing a lithium sulfide-carbon composite, the process comprising placing a mixture of lithium sulfide and a carbon material having a specific surface area of 60 m2/g or more in an electrically-conductive mold in a non-oxidizing atmosphere, and applying a pulsed direct current to... Agent: National Institute Of Advanced Industrial Science Technology

20110171538 - Glass-fiber containing composite materials for alkali metal-based batteries and methods of making: Glass-fiber composites are described that include a substrate containing glass fibers and particles in contact with the glass fiber substrate. The particles may include an alkali-metal containing compound. In addition, batteries are described with an anode, a cathode, and an electrolyte. The cathode may include alkali-metal containing nanoparticles in contact... Agent:

20110171539 - Non-aqueous electrolyte for a high-voltage lithium battery: The invention relates to a positive electrode/electrolyte pair for lithium batteries operating at a voltage above 4.2 V versus Li+/Li. The electrolyte of the lithium battery used in the invention includes at least a first additive chosen from optionally substituted, cyclic or acyclic, carboxylic or dicarboxylic anhydrides and carboxylic or... Agent:

20110171540 - Non-aqueous solvent and non-aqueous electrolytic solution for energy storage device, and energy storage device, lithium secondary battery and electric double-layer capacitor each comprising the non-aqueous solvent or the non-aqueous electrolytic solution: A nonaqueous solvent for an electrical storage device according to the present invention includes fluorine-containing cyclic saturated hydrocarbon having a structure represented by the following general formula (1) in which one or two substituents R are introduced into a cyclohexane ring; a compound having a relative dielectric constant of 25... Agent:

20110171542 - Fuel cell, electronic device, movable body, power generation system, and cogeneration system: A fuel cell which can directly extract electric power from a polysaccharide, such as starch, is provided. A fuel electrode is formed by immobilizing with an immobilizer, on an electrode comprised of, e.g., carbon, an enzyme responsible for decomposing a polysaccharide into monosaccharides, an enzyme responsible for decomposing the monosaccharide... Agent: Sony Corporation

20110171541 - Fuel cell, method for operating the same, and electronic device: Provided is a fuel cell having a structure in which a cathode and an anode face each other with a proton conductor therebetween. In this fuel cell, an oxygen reductase or the like is immobilized on at least the cathode, and the cathode is composed of a material having pores... Agent:

20110171543 - Power generation: A method and apparatus are disclosed for generating electrical power during negative pressure therapy. The apparatus includes a fuel cell, comprising an anode element and a cathode element, arranged to collect biological fluid from a wound site to which a negative pressure is applied and electro-oxidize a component of the... Agent: Smith & Nephew PLC

20110171544 - Fuel cell assembly with improved gas recirculation: There is disclosed a fuel cell assembly comprising at least one horizontally arranged fuel cell stack that has numerous fuel cells, each comprising an anode, a cathode and an electrolyte situated between the anode and the cathode; combustible gas supply means for supplying combustible gas to the anodes of the... Agent: Mtu Onsite Energy Gmbh

20110171545 - Carbon fuel particles used in direct carbon conversion fuel cells: A system for preparing particulate carbon fuel and using the particulate carbon fuel in a fuel cell. Carbon particles are finely divided. The finely dividing carbon particles are introduced into the fuel cell. A gas containing oxygen is introduced into the fuel cell. The finely divided carbon particles are exposed... Agent: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC.

20110171546 - Solid oxide fuel cell system: A solid oxide fuel cell system includes a fuel cell unit for generating electricity via executing an electrochemical reaction on fuel, a fuel supply for storing the natural gas, water and air and a re-composing unit for re-composing natural gas, water and air into the fuel. A pipe transfers the... Agent: Atomic Energy Council-institute Of Nuclear Energy Research

20110171547 - Low power control of fuel cell open circuit voltage: A fuel cell power plant (5) includes a stack (6) of fuel cells, each of which have an anode (9), a cathode (10), and a PEM (11) disposed between the anode and the cathode. A controller (17) recognizes an indication (67) of no load demand (68) by a load (59),... Agent:

20110171548 - Fuel cell device: A fuel cell device is equipped with an ECU 60 which executes a start-up control of a fuel cell stack 20, and executes a normal electric distribution control, after completion of the start-up control, for controlling a supply flow rate of a fuel gas to an anode electrode and a... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20110171549 - Fuel cell system and method of detecting abnormality of fuel cell system: A fuel cell system and an abnormality detecting method therefore is provided. The fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell that includes at least one fuel-cell cell having an anode, a cathode and an electrolyte membrane, an anode-side passage supplying and exhausting fuel gas to and from the anode, a... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20110171550 - Method for controlling fuel cell system and fuel cell system using the same: A method for controlling a fuel cell system is provided. In this method, the operation of a fuel cell system is divided into several modes, and the operation mode of the fuel cell system is determined according to voltage signals, current signals, and temperature signals of the fuel cell system.... Agent: Institute Of Nuclear Energy Research Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan

20110171551 - Fuel cell assembly with a modular construction: There is disclosed a fuel cell assembly comprising: at least one horizontally arranged fuel cell stack that has numerous fuel cells, each comprising an anode, a cathode and an electrolyte situated between the anode and the cathode; combustible gas supply means for supplying combustible gas to the anodes of the... Agent: Mtu Onsite Energy Gmbh

20110171552 - Air-cooled fuel cell structure with air-guiding element: An air-cooled fuel cell structure with an air-guiding element is provided. The air-cooled fuel cell structure includes a fuel cell module, a fan cover, an electric fan, and the air-guiding element. The fan cover has a first opening and a second opening. The first opening of the fan cover is... Agent: Chung-hsin Electric And Machinery Manufacturing Corp.

20110171553 - Fuel cell and method of producing the same: The invention relates to a fuel cell having a membrane electrode assembly, anode-side and cathode-side electrodes, current collector structures and distribution structures for fuel and oxidant. Furthermore, the invention relates to a method for the production of such fuel cells and also to a stack comprising a plurality of such... Agent: Fwb Kunststofftechnik Gmbh

20110171554 - Solid oxide fuel cell apparatus: [Means for Solution] A solid oxide fuel cell apparatus including a fuel cell having a plate-shaped first solid electrolyte, an anode provided on one side of the first solid electrolyte and coming in contact with fuel gas, and a cathode provided on the other side of the first solid electrolyte... Agent: Ngk Spark Plug Co., Ltd.

20110171555 - Mixed reactant flow-by fuel cell: A cell unit of a mixed reactant fuel cell comprises a multiphase mixed reactant fluid distributor, an anode and cathode in fluid and electronic communication with the distributor, and a separator positioned relative to one of the anode and the cathode to provide electronic insulation and ionic communication between the... Agent:

20110171556 - Fuel cell stack and fuel cell cogeneration system including the same: A fuel cell cogeneration system of the present invention includes: a cell (10); a fuel gas discharging manifold (122) which is formed to extend in a thickness direction of the cell (10) and through which an anode off gas unconsumed in an anode (2A) flows; an oxidizing gas discharging manifold... Agent:

20110171557 - Inlet manifold with guiding structure for fuel cell: A fuel cell includes an inlet manifold that communicates with an inlet pipe. The inlet pipe enters the inlet manifold at a port. A baffle is positioned about the port. The baffle captures and directs fuel away from a side of the inlet manifold that will face a cell stack.... Agent:

20110171558 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell including a fuel cell stack having a fuel cell unit provided with, in order to enable appropriate control of a wet state before power generation efficiency of the fuel cell is reduced, a polymer electrolyte membrane having one surface thereof provided with an oxidizer electrode and another... Agent: C/o Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110171559 - Membrane electrode assembly and method for making the same: A membrane electrode assembly includes a proton exchange membrane; and a first electrode and a second electrode located on opposite sides of the proton exchange membrane; each electrode comprising a catalyst layer and a gas diffusion layer; the catalyst layer is located between the gas diffusion layer and the proton... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20110171560 - Paraffin fuel cell: The present invention provides a fuel cell in which electricity is generated and a paraffin is converted to an olefin. Between the anode and cathode compartment of the fuel cell is a ceramic membrane of the formula BaCe0.85-eAe LfY0.05-0.25 O(3-δ) wherein A is selected from the group consisting of Hf... Agent: The Governors Of The University Of Alberta

20110171561 - Composition with enhanced proton conductivity: A composition showing enhanced proton conductivity comprising at least a polymer with an ionizable group (A) containing a proton and carbon nanostructures functionalized with ionizable group (B) containing a proton is disclosed where A and B are same or different.... Agent: Council Of Scientific & Industrial Research

20110171562 - Process for forming a membrane-subgasket assembly using vacuum sealing: A UEA-subgasket assembly for a fuel cell system and a method of production thereof is disclosed. The UEA-subgasket assembly includes a membrane electrolyte assembly, diffusion media, and a subgasket, wherein the subgasket permeates into one of the diffusion media to form a substantially fluid-tight seal.... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20110171563 - Gas diffusion layer for fuel cell: A gas diffusion layer for a fuel cell includes a conductive microparticle layer and a base material layer. The conductive microparticle layer is formed with first pores of no less than 0.5 μm and no more than 50 μm and second pores of no less than 0.05 μm and less... Agent: University Of Yamanashi

20110171564 - Reversible superhydrophilic-superhydrophobic coating for fuel cell bipolar plates and method of making the same: One exemplary embodiment includes a fuel cell bipolar plate having a reversible super hydrophilic-super hydrophobic coating over at least a portion thereof.... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20110171565 - Carbon nanofibers containing catalyst nanoparticles: e

  
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20110165440 - Electric power generation device: In an electric power generation device (10a, 10b, 10c), at least either of a fuel electrode and an air electrode constituting a single chamber type fuel cell (20a, 20′a, 20b, 20c, 20d, 20e) extends from inside of a fuel gas channel (11) to outside of the fuel gas channel (11).... Agent:

20110165441 - Photovoltaic system with integrated photovoltaic panel and battery: A photovoltaic system including: one photovoltaic panel including a face configured to receive light rays, one battery mechanically connected to the photovoltaic panel by a retaining structure, and one space which is opened onto the environment external to the photovoltaic system forming an air layer separating the battery and the... Agent: Commiss. A L'energie Atom.et Aux Energ. Alterna.

20110165443 - Method for controlling a thermoregulation device for a power supply battery of an electric traction vehicle: The present invention related to a method for controlling a thermoregulation device for an electric vehicle power supply that is cooled by a coolant caused to flow by means for applying a flow rate of said fluid controlled by said thermoregulation device, said method comprising a step of predetermining a... Agent: Peugeot Citroen Automobiles Sa

20110165442 - Storage battery system, storage battery monitoring device, and storage battery monitoring method: In order to identify whether each of the cells in a storage battery system is available, the storage battery system is equipped with secondary cell packs, information storage parts which are respectively installed to the secondary cell packs to store cell information on the respective secondary cell packs, and monitor... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

20110165444 - sort of li-ion power cell: A Li-ion power cell includes at least two winding cores produced by a winding process. Each of the winding cores has an anode tab and a cathode tab. The anode tabs and the cathode tabs of the respective winding cores are connected in parallel, respectively. The winding core is of... Agent: Tianjin Ev Energies Co., Ltd.

20110165445 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and method for fabricating the same: An electrode group 1 which is formed by winding a positive electrode and a negative electrode into a flat shape with a separator interposed therebetween is contained in a rectangular battery case 4. The positive electrode has a tensile strength of 15 N/cm or lower when the positive electrode has... Agent:

20110165446 - Corrosion resistant cell mounting well: A battery mounting structure, preferably for use within a battery pack housing, is provided that prevents condensation-induced corrosion from occurring between the terminals of a battery.... Agent: Tesla Motors, Inc.

20110165447 - Battery and a method of manufacturing a battery: The printed battery has cathode and anode electrodes with terminals to connect to an external circuit, separator therebetween and electrolyte. An anode electrode material is applied on one side of the separator and a cathode electrode material on the opposite side. The anode material is dry and hydrophobic and is... Agent:

20110165448 - Tube sheet for a lead acid battery: The present invention concerns a tube plate for an electrode, preferably a positive electrode, of a lead acid battery, wherein the tube plate (2) has an upper frame (3) and a plurality of lead or lead alloy cores (1) extending substantially parallel from the upper frame (3). To provide a... Agent: Exide Technologies Gmbh

20110165449 - Battery separator and method for producing the same, and lithium ion secondary battery and method of producing the same: A battery separator (13) of the present invention includes a porous film (12) serving as a substrate and a crosslinked polymer layer (11) supported on the porous film (12). The crosslinked polymer layer (11) contains a crosslinked polymer and inorganic particles, and is non-porous. The crosslinked polymer is obtained by... Agent: Nitto Denko Corporation

20110165450 - Separator for non-aqueous secondary battery, process for producing the same, and non-aqueous secondary battery: A first object of the present invention is to provide a separator including a polyethylene microporous membrane and a heat-resistant porous layer, and that has a sufficient shutdown function and a sufficient heat resistance, and can be formed with a reduced thickness and can overcome the problem of slidability. A... Agent: Teijin Limited

20110165451 - Battery pack: A battery pack includes a plurality of battery modules, each of the battery modules having a plurality of secondary batteries stacked together and a housing assembly housing the secondary batteries; and a reinforcement assembly including at least one reinforcement plate extending around the housing assembly of at least one of... Agent:

20110165452 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery includes a circuit board including a first connection pad and a second connection pad; a first electrode layer on the circuit board and including a first electrode portion and a first tab portion connected to the first connection pad; a separator on the first electrode layer; and... Agent:

20110165454 - Battery pack: A battery pack 1 of the present invention includes: a secondary battery 2; a molded body 11 configured to store therein the secondary battery; and a foamable layer 12 provided between the secondary battery and an inner surface of the molded body and configured to foam at a predetermined temperature... Agent:

20110165453 - Non-aqueous electrolytic secondary battery and positive electrode for non-aqueous electrolytic secondary battery: A nonaqueous electrolytic secondary battery and a positive electrode for a nonaqueous electrolytic secondary battery are provided. The positive electrode includes a positive electrode active material layer containing a positive electrode active material and a coupling agent represented by a general formula (1). The positive electrode active material includes lithium... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.

20110165455 - Battery can and alkaline battery: This invention provides a battery can allowing for a reduced amount of gas forming therein, thus realizing lower production cost. The cathode can 11 of an alkaline battery is cylindrically shaped and closed-bottomed, comprising an opening 15, a body 17 and a bottom 18, with the body 17 being divided... Agent: Fdk Energy Co., Ltd.

20110165456 - Electronic device and battery which can be used for electronic device: An electronic device configured to alternatively accommodate one of a first battery and a second battery is provided. The electronic device has a housing in which a battery holder including a first space and a second space is formed. The first space is shaped so as to hold the first... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20110165457 - Lithium accumulator and the method of producing thereof: A lithium accumulator including at least two three-dimensional electrodes separated by a separator and encased together with an electrolyte, comprising a non-aqueous solution of a lithium salt in an organic polar solvent, into an accumulator body wherein the two electrodes have a minimum thickness of 0.5 mm each, of which... Agent: He3da S.r.o.

20110165458 - Electrically conducting fibres for bioelectrochemical systems, electrodes made with such fibres, and system including one or more such electrodes: Electrically conductive fibers made of carbon nanotubes that are assembled and covered by at least one deposit that includes a biopolymer, the manufacturing of these electrodes and the use of these electrodes in bioelectrochemical systems such as, for example, enzymatic or immunological biosensors, DNA, RNA, and biobatteries.... Agent: Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique (cnrs)

20110165459 - Lithium ion battery: In a lithium ion battery, one or more chelating agents may be attached to a microporous polymer separator for placement between a negative electrode and a positive electrode or to a polymer binder material used to construct the negative electrode, the positive electrode, or both. The chelating agents may comprise,... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20110165460 - Lithium secondary battery: A lithium secondary battery has a positive electrode (1) containing a positive electrode active material having particles of lithium cobalt oxide, a negative electrode (2) containing a negative electrode active material having silicon particles, a separator interposed between the positive electrode (1) and the negative electrode (2), and a non-aqueous... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.

20110165461 - Electrode including nanocomposite active material, method of preparing the same, and electrochemical device including the same: The electrode of the present invention includes a substrate and an active material layer formed on the substrate, the active material layer including a nanostructured conductor formed on the substrate and comprising a metal or metal oxide and an active material formed on the surface of the nanostructured conductor and... Agent: Korea Institute Of Science And Technology

20110165462 - Anode compositions for lithium secondary batteries: A lithium secondary battery comprising a cathode, an anode, and a separator-electrolyte assembly or electrolyte layer disposed between the cathode and the anode, wherein the anode comprises: (a) an integrated nano-structure of electrically conductive nanometer-scaled filaments that are interconnected to form a porous network of electron-conducting paths comprising interconnected pores,... Agent:

20110165463 - Cathode active material and lithium secondary battery containing the same: Disclosed herein is a cathode active material based on lithium nickel oxide represented by Formula 1, wherein the lithium nickel oxide has a nickel content of at least 40% among overall transition metals and is coated with a compound not reacting with an electrolyte (“non-reactive material”), which is selected from... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20110165464 - Negative electrode for rechargeable lithium battery and rechargeable lithium battery including same: A negative electrode for a rechargeable lithium battery and a rechargeable lithium battery including the same. The negative electrode includes a current collector and a negative active material layer disposed on the current collector, wherein the negative active material layer includes a negative active material including a silicon-based core and... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20110165465 - Negative active material for rechargeable lithium battery, method of preparing same, and rechargeable lithium battery including same: A negative active material for a rechargeable lithium battery, a method of preparing the negative active material, and a rechargeable lithium battery including the negative active material. The negative active material has a composite of an active material and crystalline carbon. The active material includes a core and a carbon... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20110165466 - Lithium metal-sulfur and lithium ion-sulfur secondary batteries containing a nano-structured cathode and processes for producing same: An electrochemical cell comprising an anode, electrolyte or an electrolyte/separator combination, and a nano-structured cathode, wherein the cathode comprises: (a) an integrated nano-structure of electrically conductive nanometer-scaled filaments that are interconnected to form a porous network of electron-conducting paths comprising pores with a size smaller than 100 nm (preferably smaller... Agent:

20110165467 - Negative electrode for rechargeable lithium battery and rechargeable lithium battery including the same: Disclosed are a negative electrode for a rechargeable lithium battery and a rechargeable lithium battery including the same. The negative electrode includes a current collector, a negative active material composition layer disposed on the surface of the current collector and including a negative active material, and an inorganic salt layer... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.,

20110165468 - Process for preparing a silicon/carbon composite material, material thus prepared and electrode notably negative electrode comprising this material: Process for preparing composite silicon/carbon material composed of carbon-coated silicon particles, wherein the following successive steps are carried out: silicon particles are mixed with a solution of an oxygen-free polymer in a solvent, whereby a dispersion of silicon particles in the polymer solution is obtained; the dispersion obtained in step... Agent: Commissariat A L' Energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

20110165469 - Separator for non-aqueous secondary battery, process for producing the same, and non-aqueous secondary battery: A first object of the present invention is to provide a separator including a polyethylene microporous membrane and a heat-resistant porous layer, and that has a sufficient shutdown function and a sufficient heat resistance, and can be formed with a reduced thickness and can overcome the problem of slidability. A... Agent: Teijin Limited

20110165470 - Bicomponent fiber: The present invention relates to a new bicomponent fiber, a nonwoven fabric comprising said new bicomponent fiber and sanitary articles made therefrom. The bicomponent fiber contains a polyethylene-based resin forming at least part of the surface of the fiber longitudinally continuously and is characterized by a Co-monomer Distribution Constant greater... Agent: Trevira Gmbh

20110165471 - Protection of anodes for electrochemical cells: Provided is an anode for use in electrochemical cells, wherein the anode active layer has a first layer comprising lithium metal and a multi-layer structure comprising single ion conducting layers and polymer layers in contact with the first layer comprising lithium metal or in contact with an intermediate protective layer,... Agent: Sion Power Corporation

20110165472 - Lithium secondary battery of improved high-temperature cycle life characteristics: Disclosed is a lithium secondary battery comprising a cathode including a lithium-containing transition metal oxide, an anode including a carbon-based material, and a non-aqueous electrolyte with addition of a compound of formula (1). Incorporation of the compound (1) into the electrolyte significantly improves the high-temperature performance and cycle life characteristics... Agent:

20110165473 - Nonaqueous electrolyte solution secondary battery separator and nonaqueous electrolyte solution secondary battery using the same: This invention provides a nonaqueous electrolyte solution secondary battery separator which is formed from a porous film containing a thermoplastic resin and a filler contained in the thermoplastic resin and has a content of chlorine of 10 ppm or less or a content of iron of 100 ppm or less... Agent: Mitsubishi Plastics, Inc.

20110165474 - Electrolyte for a high voltage battery and lithium secondary battery comprising the same: The present invention provides an electrolyte for lithium secondary batteries that allows the batteries to operate safely at a charging voltage up to 4.35V, wherein the electrolyte comprises a combination of a fluoroethylene carbonate compound and a linear ester compound as solvent. Also, the present invention provides a lithium secondary... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20110165475 - Metal oxygen battery containing oxygen storage materials: In one embodiment, a metal oxygen battery is provided. The metal oxygen battery includes a battery housing including a first compartment and a second compartment. The first compartment includes a first electrode and an oxygen storage material in communication with the first electrode. The second compartment includes a second electrode... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20110165476 - Metal oxygen battery containing oxygen storage materials: In one embodiment, a metal oxygen battery system includes a metal oxygen battery having an electrode compartment. The electrode compartment includes an electrode being formed of an oxygen storage material. In another embodiment, the oxygen storage material includes an ion conducting component. In yet another embodiment, the oxygen storage material... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20110165477 - Desulfurizer: A desulfurizer includes a filled chamber having a raw fuel passage through which a raw fuel flows, the filled chamber being filled with a desulfurizing agent, a supply chamber disposed upstream of the filled chamber, for uniformly supplying the raw fuel to the raw fuel passage, and a discharge chamber... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20110165478 - Humidifier device for humidifying a fluid in a fuel cell system: A humidifier device for humidifying a fluid in a fuel cell system of a motor vehicle is provided. The humidifier device has a housing, in which is arranged at least one membrane, and a bypass channel for bypassing the at least one membrane. The bypass channel has a non-circular cross-section.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20110165479 - Charge air humidification of fuel cells: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack that receives a cathode feed gas and has an exhaust stream and a heat transfer stream flowing therefrom. A charge-air heat exchanger enables heat transfer between the heat transfer stream and the cathode feed gas. The charge-air heat exchanger also enables... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20110165480 - Fuel cell system and method of using the same: In at least one embodiment, a fuel cell anode exhaust system includes a fuel cell anode having an input and an output. The system also includes a first conduit loop communicating with the anode input and output. The system also includes a second conduit loop having an input and an... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20110165481 - Hydrogen generator and fuel cell system: A hydrogen generator of the present invention comprises a reformer (1) including a reforming catalyst (1A) which allows a hydrogen-containing gas to be generated using a raw material and steam; a water evaporator (3) for generating the steam; a raw material supply passage (2) which supplies the raw material to... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20110165482 - Method for preparing a thin ceramic material with controlled surface porosity gradient, and resulting ceramic material: A method for preparing a thin ceramic material with a continuous controlled surface porosity gradient is disclosed as well as its use for producing electrochemical cells that conduct by oxide ions. The thin ceramic material is characterized by a continuous variation in porosity from 0% to about 80% of small... Agent:

20110165483 - Reformer: A reformer includes a reforming chamber having a raw fuel passage through which a raw fuel flows, the reforming chamber being filled with or carrying a reforming catalyst, a supply chamber disposed upstream of the reforming chamber, for uniformly supplying the raw fuel to the raw fuel passage, and a... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20110165485 - Fuel cell system and method of use: A fuel cell having a cathode and an anode. The cathode has an inlet and an outlet. The fuel cell also includes at least one of a first valve and a second valve. The first valve is situated at and connected to the cathode inlet. The second valve is situated... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20110165484 - Fuel cell system with mechanical check valve: A fuel cell system may include a cathode loop having an operating pressure during fuel cell system operation. The cathode loop may include a normally open mechanical check valve disposed at a water pooling location within the loop and having a cracking pressure approximately equal to the operating pressure.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20110165486 - Method and a control arrangement for a fuel cell device: The disclosure relates to a fuel cell device arrangement for producing electrical energy, having at least one fuel cell anode and cathode, an electrolyte for conveying ions between the anode and the cathode, and a passage separate from the electrolyte for the electrons travelling from the anode to the cathode.... Agent: Wartsila Finland Oy

20110165487 - Method for controlling the flow rate of fuel supplied to a fuel cell, fuel supply device, and fuel cell system using the same: In a method for controlling a flow rate of fuel supplied to a fuel cell, a voltage change is examined while the flow rate of the fuel is increased step by step in a state in which a constant current is output. Conversely, when the voltage change becomes small, the... Agent:

20110165488 - Fuel cell system and heated pressure sensor: A fuel cell system may include a fuel cell stack, a manifold in fluid communication with the stack, and a pressure sensor. The pressure sensor may include a housing defining a chamber in fluid communication with the manifold, a pressure sensing element disposed within the chamber, and a heating element... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20110165489 - Fuel cell based power generator: A power generator is formed with a container adapted to hold a hydrogen generating fuel. A valve assembly has a valve plate with a border less than a border of the container. A fuel cell is laterally disposed outside and around the valve assembly having a lateral width that fits... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20110165490 - Polymer electrolyte fuel cell and manufacturing method for electrode-membrane-frame assembly: In a manufacturing method for an electrode-membrane-frame assembly in a fuel cell, a first frame member and an electrolyte membrane member are arranged in a first mold for injection molding such that the edge of the electrolyte membrane member is arranged on the first frame member, a second mold is... Agent:

20110165492 - Fuel cell header wedge: A fuel cell system may include a fuel cell stack having a header and active area in fluid communication with the header. The fuel cell system may also include a wedge disposed within the header and configured to alter the cross-sectional area of the header along the length of the... Agent: Ford Motor Company

20110165491 - Fuel cell with embedded flow field: A fuel cell may include a porous plate having an embedded flow field formed therein, a catalyst supported on and within the porous plate, and a proton exchange membrane in contact with the porous plate and catalyst. Such fuel cells may be arranged to form a fuel cell stack configured... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20110165493 - Polymer electrolyte fuel cell and fuel cell stack comprising the same: A polymer electrolyte fuel cell of the present invention includes a membrane electrode assembly (5) having a pair of electrodes (4a, 4b) sandwiching a portion of a polymer electrolyte membrane (1) which is inward relative to a peripheral portion thereof, a first separator (6a), and a second separator (6b), the... Agent:

20110165494 - Fuel cell seal: An exemplary fuel cell seal assembly includes a first layer, a second layer; and a third layer that limits movement of hydrogen, oxygen, or both between the first layer and the second layer within a fuel cell.... Agent:

20110165495 - Apparatus and methods for connecting fuel cells to an external circuit: Embodiments relate to a fuel cell including, an ion conducting component, two or more electrode coatings and one or more interconnects. The interconnects include a non-conductive interface region having a first surface and a second surface in which the first surface is in contact with the ion conducting component, an... Agent: Angstrom Power Incorporated

20110165496 - Fuel cell electrode assembly and method of making the same: According to at least one aspect of the present invention, a fuel cell electrode assembly is provided. In one embodiment, the fuel cell electrode assembly includes a substrate and a plurality of catalyst regions supported on the substrate to provide a passage way formed between the catalyst regions for passing... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20110165498 - Manufacture method for polymer electrolyte fuel, and polymer electrolyte fuel cell manufactured by the method: A protective layer (20) is formed in a picture frame shape and a thin film shape between an electrolyte membrane (1) and a peripheral edge portion of a catalyst layer (30) by applying ink by an ink jet method. The protective layer (20) is formed directly on the electrolyte membrane... Agent:

20110165497 - Method for mitigating fuel cell chemical degradation: A composite membrane for fuel cell applications includes a support substrate with a predefined void volume. The void volume is at least partially filled with an ion conducting polymer composition that includes an additive that inhibits polymer degradation. Characteristically, the ion conducting polymer composition includes a first polymer with a... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20110165499 - Fuel cell system and method of use: A fuel cell system includes a primary hydrogen source capable of communicating with a fuel cell anode. The system also includes a secondary hydrogen source communicating with the primary hydrogen source. A first valve is positioned downstream of the secondary hydrogen source. The valve allows hydrogen from the secondary source... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20110165501 - Fuel cell separator and fuel cell: A fuel cell separator in which the adhesion of a conductive coating formed on the surface of the fuel cell separator is further improved. The fuel cell separator (20) includes a metal substrate (24) molded from titanium, and a conductive coating (30) that exhibits conductivity and is formed on the... Agent:

20110165500 - Fuel cell stack that promotes generally uniform flow therein: A power generating system may include a plurality of bipolar plates stacked to form a fuel cell assembly having an inlet side, a non-inlet side, an inlet header extending from the inlet side to the non-inlet side, an active area, and an inlet transition area. The inlet transition area may... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC.

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