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Chemistry: electrical current producing apparatus, product, and process October categorized by USPTO classification 10/11

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10/27/2011 > 67 patent applications in 52 patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20110262777 - Connecting member of electrode terminals for preparation of core pack: Disclosed herein is an electrode terminal connecting member to connect two or more battery cells in series and/or in parallel to each other so as to manufacture a battery cell core pack, wherein the electrode terminal connecting member includes a plate body having a size sufficient to connect electrode terminals... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20110262778 - Secondary battery pack: Disclosed herein is a secondary battery pack including a battery cell having an electrode assembly of a cathode/separator/anode structure mounted in a battery case together with an electrolyte in a sealed state, an insulative mounting member having openings, through which electrode terminals of the battery cell are exposed to the... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20110262779 - Electrochemical cell with reduced magnetic field emission and corresponding devices: A battery pack having reduced magnetic emitted noise includes a housing having an electrode assembly (700) disposed therein. The electrode assembly (700) includes a cell stack comprising a cathode (701) and an anode (702) with a separator disposed therebetween. The cell stack of the electrode assembly (700) has a first... Agent:

20110262780 - Whole house backyard battery: A battery device that sits in an underground “box” that would be situated in the ground and would be vastly larger than many car batteries put together. It would be 3 feet wide, 1 to 3 feet deep and up to 12 feet long and would be built on site.... Agent:

20110262781 - Temperature increasing method for sodium-sulfur battery: A temperature increasing method for a sodium-sulfur battery includes three or more temperature gradients, and inflection points of 90±5° C. and 150±5° C. at which the temperature gradient changes, and the temperature gradient in a section from 90±5° C. to 150±5° C. is 5° C./h or less, whereby it is... Agent: Ngk Insulators, Ltd.

20110262782 - Battery explosion-proof structure and power battery having the same: An explosion-proof device for a battery comprises: a vent formed in a battery shell of the battery; a valve core movably disposed in the vent to seal and open the vent; a support mounted on an outer wall of the battery shell; and an elastic element. One end of the... Agent:

20110262783 - Battery cell with center pin comprised of an intumescent material: A center pin for a battery cell that is designed to improve the thermal behavior of a cell during a thermal runaway event is provided in which the center pin is comprised, at least in part, of an intumescent material. The intumescent material may be used to fill a void... Agent: Tesla Motors, Inc.

20110262784 - Storage battery system: A storage battery system includes: a secondary battery; a holding member comprising a flow channel of a cooling medium for cooling the secondary battery, which holds the secondary battery; a medium temperature measuring unit that measures temperatures T1 and T2 of the cooling medium at two locations in the flow... Agent: Hitachi Vehicle Energy, Ltd.

20110262785 - Battery module: A battery module that includes a battery unit composed of a plurality of flat cells and having an end face, a container with an end piece that encloses the battery unit, and a damping assembly disposed between the end face and the end piece. The damping assembly includes a pressure... Agent:

20110262786 - Battery system and battery safety alarm system: A battery system that can prevent a battery from bursting and a battery safety alarm system therefore are provided. A battery system includes an optical fiber wound around an outer circumferential portion of a battery. The battery system detects an abnormality of the battery on the basis of a loss... Agent: Empire Technology Development LLC

20110262787 - Electrochemical cell with reduced magnetic field emission and corresponding devices: A battery pack having reduced magnetic emitted noise includes a housing having an electrode assembly (700) disposed therein. The electrode assembly (700) includes a cell stack comprising a cathode (701) and an anode (702) with a separator disposed therebetween. The cell stack of the electrode assembly (700) has a first... Agent:

20110262788 - Battery module mount: A battery module mount for securing a battery module to a housing of a handheld device, including one or more latch elements attached to the housing and movable between a free position and an unlatched position, with a tab portion, and one or more elongate resilient elements biasing each latch... Agent:

20110262789 - Battery mounting structure for remote-controlled toy airplane: A battery mounting structure includes two pairs of parallel rails respectively fixedly located on two opposing body panels of a remote-controlled toy airplane in horizontal, two sliding grooves respectively defined between the parallel rails at each of the two opposing body panels of the remote-controlled toy airplane, and a battery... Agent:

20110262790 - Coin battery holder with improved terminal: A battery holder includes an insulative housing, a positive terminal and a negative terminal. The insulative housing defines a bottom wall and a peripheral wall commonly defining a battery receiving space. The positive terminal secured in the peripheral wall includes a retention portion, a folded portion upwardly bent from a... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20110262795 - Battery: The invention relates to a battery having a housing for accommodating at least one electrolyte. The at least one electrolyte is accommodated by the housing. According to the invention, at least one thermal conduction element is arranged in the at least one battery in order to increase the thermal conductivity... Agent:

20110262792 - Battery module having cooling means, and middle or large-sized battery pack containing the same: Disclosed herein is a battery module including a plurality of sequentially stacked plate-shaped battery cells and two or more heat dissipation members, wherein the first heat dissipation member extends such that one side of the first heat dissipation member at least partially covers one outermost battery cell (a) of the... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20110262794 - Battery pack and cooling system for a battery pack: A battery pack and a cooling system for a battery pack that includes a plurality of battery cells, the battery pack including a plurality of battery cells; a first refrigerant circulation pipe; and a second refrigerant circulation pipe adjacent to the first refrigerant circulation pipe, wherein the first refrigerant circulation... Agent:

20110262793 - Maintenance-free thermal management battery pack system: A thermal management battery pack system includes a containment box having a plurality of sides located around a perimeter of the bottom and a hermetically sealed cell box containing at least one energy cell located within the cell box. The cell box has a cover and a plurality of sides.... Agent: International Battery, Inc.

20110262791 - 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.

20110262796 - Lithium secondary battery positive electrode and lithium secondary battery: A lithium secondary battery positive electrode according to the present invention is a lithium secondary battery positive electrode including a positive electrode material mixture layer containing a positive electrode active material and a conductivity enhancing agent on one or both sides of a current collector, wherein the positive electrode active... Agent:

20110262797 - Battery module: A battery module, battery pack, and electric vehicle, the battery module including a plurality of unit battery cells; a pair of end plates coupled together in a spaced relationship for receiving the unit battery cells therebetween; and a pressure control unit between the unit battery cells and the at least... Agent:

20110262798 - Electrochemical storage element: The invention relates to an improved electrochemical construction or storage element for storing and discharging electric energy, characterized by a reduction or the prevention of a formation of magnetic stray fields. For this purpose the element has at least two electrochemical cells comprising the typical components. Said cells are disposed... Agent: Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.

20110262799 - Battery pack: A battery module including a plurality of unit battery cells stacked in a first direction; a pair of end plates spaced from each other in the first direction and accommodating the unit battery cells therebetween; an elastic frame below the unit battery cells, the elastic frame extending in the first... Agent:

20110262800 - Nonaqueous electrolyte battery, lithium titanium composite oxide and battery pack: A nonaqueous electrolyte battery is provided and includes: a negative electrode including a lithium titanium composite oxide showing an X-ray diffraction pattern in which each of main peak intensities of rutile TiO2, anatase TiO2 and Li2TiO3 is 5 or less with respect to a main peak intensity of ramsdellite lithium... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20110262801 - Mounting arrangement for a battery pack: A mounting arrangement for a battery pack in a vehicle including the battery pack and a vehicle body, the battery pack including a housing having a hollow interior and a battery assembly disposed in the hollow interior of the housing, wherein the battery assembly includes at least one battery cell... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20110262802 - Negative electrode material for nonaqueous secondary battery: A carbon material for lithium ion secondary batteries, which satisfies: (i) a tap density≧0.75 g/cm3; (ii) a Raman R value≧0.23 and a half width of D band ΔνD<45 cm−1, in which the D band appears in the vicinity of 1,358 cm−1 of the Raman spectrum; and (iii) 4 m2/g≦BET specific... Agent: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

20110262803 - Electrodes and electrochemical cells employing the same: The present invention provides novel electrodes and electrochemical cells using these electrodes. Several embodiments presented by this invention provide novel cathodes that include an AgO active material and a PVDF binder. Furthermore, this invention also presents methods of manufacturing novel electrochemical cells and novel electrodes.... Agent: Zpower, Inc.

20110262804 - Electrochemical device with a magnesium anode and a stable, safe electrolyte compatible with sulfur: An electrochemical device, having an anode containing magnesium; a cathode stable to a voltage of at least 3.2 V relative to a magnesium reference; and an electrolyte containing an electrochemically active magnesium salt obtained by mixing an organic magnesium compound with an aluminum compound in an ether solvent and separation... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing Na

20110262805 - Cathode of lithium ion battery and method for fabricating the same: A method for making a cathode of lithium ion battery is provided. A paste mixture including active material of lithium ion battery cathode and adhesive is provided first. Then the paste mixture is pressed to get a sheet structure. The sheet structure has a surface. A carbon nanotube layer structure... Agent: Tsinghua University

20110262808 - Battery grid: A battery grid includes a frame that includes a top element, a bottom element, a first side element, and a second side element. The battery grid also includes a plurality of wires provided within the frame and defining a plurality of open areas and a current collection lug extending from... Agent: Johnson Controls Technology Company

20110262806 - Battery parts having retaining and sealing features, and associated methods of manufacture and use: Battery parts, such as battery terminals and bushings providing both top and front access for connection, and associated methods of manufacture and use are described herein. In one embodiment, a battery terminal can include one or more features for interlocking or engaging the adjacent battery container material to prevent or... Agent: Water Gremlin Company

20110262807 - Carbon nanotube augmented sulfur cathode for an elemental sulfur battery: An electrode for a battery is augmented with vertically aligned carbon nanotubes, allowing both improved storage density of lithium ions and the increase electrical and thermal conductivity. Carbon nanotubes are extremely good electrical and thermal conductors, and can be grown directly on the electrode (e.g., anode or cathode) current collector... Agent:

20110262809 - Non-stoichiometric titanium compound, carbon composite of the same, manufacturing method of the compound, active material of negative electrode for lithium-ion secondary battery containing the compound, and lithium-ion secondary battery using the active m: A non-stoichiometric titanium compound represented by a chemical formula Li4+xTi5−xO12 (where 0<x<0.30), a non-stoichiometric titanium compound represented by a chemical formula Li4+xTi5−x−yNbyO12 (where 0<x<0.30, 0<y<0.20), and carbon-composite non-stoichiometric titanium compounds Li4+xTi5−xO12/C (where 0<x<0.30) and Li4+xTi5−x−yNbyO12/C (where 0<x<0.30, 0<y<0.20) obtained by applying a carbon composite-forming process thereto, an active material of... Agent: Incorporated National University Iwate University

20110262810 - Nanocomposite protective coatings for battery anodes: Modified surfaces on metal anodes for batteries can help resist formation of malfunction-inducing surface defects. The modification can include application of a protective nanocomposite coating that can inhibit formation of surface defects. such as dendrites, on the anode during charge/discharge cycles. For example, for anodes having a metal (M′), the... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute

20110262811 - Electrode for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and production method thereof, and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: Provided is a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery having excellent input/output characteristics and excellent adherence between its electrode material mixture layer and current collector. Disclosed is an electrode for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, having a current collector and an electrode material mixture layer attached to a surface of the current... Agent:

20110262812 - Negative electrode active material for lithium secondary battery, preparation method of the same, and lithium secondary battery containing the same: The present invention relates to a negative electrode active material for a lithium secondary battery, a preparation method thereof, and a lithium secondary battery containing the negative electrode active material. The negative electrode active material for the lithium secondary battery according to the present invention is formed by mixing: a... Agent: Ls Mitron Ltd.

20110262813 - Method of producing current collectors for electrochemical devices: The present invention relates to a process for producing current collectors, current collectors made by such a process, and batteries containing current collectors made by such a process. The current collector is produced from a polymer substrate that is rendered electro-conductive and is electroplated at temperatures that are less than... Agent: Evt Power Inc.

20110262814 - Polyolefin microporous film: e

20110262815 - Lithium polymer battery: A lithium polymer battery includes a polymer electrolyte or a gel polymer electrolyte having a nonaqueous organic solvent, a lithium salt, an ion-conducting polymer and a fluorinated benzene; a positive electrode; and a negative electrode.... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd. (sdi)

20110262816 - Polyhydrogen fluoride based battery: The described invention relates to primary and secondary electrochemical energy storage systems, particularly to such systems as battery cells, which use materials that take up and release ions as a means of storing and supplying electrical energy, and methods of fabrication thereof.... Agent:

20110262817 - Lithium ion secondary battery: Disclosed is a lithium ion secondary battery, in which comprises a vinyl alcohol polymer or a derivative thereof in an amount of 0.3 mg or more per 1 mAh of battery capacity in terms of a vinyl alcohol unit moiety content. The lithium ion secondary battery can decrease the battery... Agent: Japan Vilene Company, Ltd.

20110262818 - Electrochemical removal of contaminants from hydrogen: In certain embodiments of the present disclosure, a proton exchange membrane fuel cell is described. The fuel cell includes a twin-cell electrochemical filter. A flow of reformate H2 and pulse potential are switched between each respective filter cell such that when CO-contaminated H2 is fed to one filter cell, generally... Agent:

20110262820 - Fuel cell system having a reformer: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack, an oxidizer supply unit, a reformer, a fuel tank, and a water tank. The reformer generates a hydrogen-containing reformed gas reformed from hydrocarbon-based fuel and supplies it to the fuel cell stack. The fuel tank supplies the hydrocarbon-based fuel to the... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20110262819 - Solid oxide fuel cell module with current collector: A solid oxide fuel cell module includes a fuel cell tube defining a fuel cell tube inner chamber. The fuel cell tube includes a fuel cell tube inlet, a fuel cell tube outlet, an active portion, and an inner current carrier. Oxidizing fluid and reducing fluid react with the active... Agent:

20110262821 - Delivery head for a fuel cell: The invention relates to a fluid delivery head for an electrochemical cell, for example a fuel cell. The delivery head combines the inlets and outlets of the lines for delivering the fluids, notably hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen delivery line feeds an active part of the fuel cell and includes... Agent: Peugeot Citroen Automobiles Sa

20110262822 - Controls giving -25° c freeze start capability to a fuel cell system: A method for shutting down a fuel cell system including operating a fuel cell stack. the method includes providing an increased cathode air flow so as to dry fuel cell membranes in the stack until a first desired level of high frequency resistance is achieved, rehydrating the cell membranes of... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20110262823 - Method for checking the seal of a stack of fuel cells: A stack (10) of fuel cells (11) is to be tested for tightness of the fuel cell membranes. For this purpose, a tracer gas is introduced into the fuel feed channel (15) of the stack (10). The fuel discharge channel (16) is either open or it is closed. A carrier... Agent: Inficon Gmbh

20110262824 - Apparatus for a 12v hybrid fuel cell vehicle: A fuel cell system that does not include a high voltage battery in combination with a fuel cell stack. The fuel cell stack and a bi-directional power module are electrically coupled to a high voltage bus. A first larger capacity 12 volt battery is electrically coupled to the power module... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20110262825 - Fuel cell separator material, fuel cell separator using same, and fuel cell stack: A fuel cell separator material, comprising an alloy layer 6 containing Au and a first component containing Al, Cr, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Mo, Sn or Bi, or an Au single layer 8 formed on a Ti base 2; an intermediate layer 2a containing Ti, O, the first component, and... Agent:

20110262826 - Formed plate assembly for pem fuel cell: A bipolar plate assembly for a fuel cell is provided. The bipolar plate assembly includes a cathode plate disposed adjacent an anode plate, the cathode and anode plates formed having a first thickness of a low contact resistance, high corrosion resistance material by a deposition process. The first and second... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20110262827 - Fixed oxide fuel cell: A fixed oxide fuel cell includes: a plurality of separators each having first and second opening portions, the separators being stacked such that a membrane electrode assembly is interposed between the separators and that the first opening portions are aligned coaxially in communication with each other to constitute a fuel... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20110262828 - Electrode catalyst dispersion and ink composition: There is provided an electrode catalyst layer that has excellent durability compared to conventional electrode catalyst layers employing carbon supports, and that can minimize as much as possible the amount of catalyst material used while exhibiting desired output, by allowing adjustment of the amount as necessary. The electrode catalyst dispersion... Agent:

20110262829 - Electroformed bipolar plates for fuel cells: A bipolar plate assembly for a fuel cell is provided. The bipolar plate assembly includes a first electroformed unipolar plate disposed adjacent a second electroformed unipolar plate. The first and second unipolar plates are bonded by a plurality of localized electrically and thermally conductive plugs by electroplated material deposited within... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20110262830 - Reduced axial pressure in fuel cell stacks: Fuel cell stacks (20) include fuel cells (22) in which internal pressure on membranes (28), caused by adjacent cross points (19) or ribs (9, 17) of gas flow field plates (7, 33) is reduced by lowering the axial load holding the stack together, after an initial high axial load, that... Agent:

20110262831 - Formed plate assembly for pem fuel cell: A bipolar plate assembly for a fuel cell is provided. The bipolar plate assembly includes a cathode plate disposed adjacent an anode plate, the cathode and anode plates formed having a first thickness of a low contact resistance, high corrosion resistance material by a vapor deposition process. The first and... Agent: Gm Global Technlogy Operations, Inc.

20110262833 - Dendrimer solid acid and polymer electrolyte membrane including the same: Provided are a dendrimer solid acid and a polymer electrolyte membrane using the same. The polymer electrolyte membrane includes a macromolecule of a dendrimer solid acid having ionically conductive terminal groups at the surface thereof and a minimum amount of ionically conductive terminal groups required for ionic conduction, thus suppressing... Agent:

20110262832 - Electrolyte membrane for polymer electrolyte fuel cell, process for its production and membrane-electrode assembly for polymer electrolyte fuel cell: An electrolyte membrane which comprises a cation exchange membrane made of a polymer having cation exchange groups and contains cerium ions is used as an electrolyte membrane for a polymer electrolyte fuel cell. In a case where the cation exchange membrane has sulfonic acid groups, the sulfonic acid groups are... Agent: Asahi Glass Company, Limited

20110262834 - Electrolyte mebrane formation method, membrane-electerode assembly, and membrane-electrode assembly manufacturing method: A membrane-electrode assembly a solid electrolyte type-structure including a first electrode, an electrolyte membrane, and a second electrode and is formed on one single face of a porous metal support. The electrolyte membrane is obtained by firing a first electrolyte film formed on the first electrode and a second electrolyte... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20110262835 - Polymer electrolyte membrane based on polyazole: Proton-conducting polymer electrolyte membrane based on a polyazole salt of an inorganic or organic acid which is doped with an acid as electrolyte, wherein the polyazole salt of the organic or inorganic acid has a lower solubility in the acid used as electrolyte than the polyazole salt of the acid... Agent: Basf Se

20110262836 - Lithium-air cell incorporating lithium aluminum germanium phosphate cathode: A lithium-air cell is provided which incorporates a cathode comprised of a lithium aluminum germanium phosphate (LAGP) glass-ceramic material for facilitating an oxygen reduction reaction. The lithium-air cell further includes a lithium anode and a solid electrolyte which may be in the form of a membrane comprising LAGP glass-ceramic and/or... Agent: University Of Dayton

20110262837 - Two-dimensional composite particle adapted for use as a catalyst and method of making same: The present invention is directed to a composite particle that is microscopically two-dimensional with a third nanoscopic dimension, and to methods of making same. The particle may include a support and a metal layer. The metal layer may be catalytically active such that the particle is adapted to act as... Agent: Southwest Research Institute

20110262838 - Triblock copolymers with acidic groups: Triblock copolymers useful for forming ion conductive membranes are provided. The triblock copolymers are characterized by having either a hydrophobic-hydrophilic-hydrophobic or a hydrophilic-hydrophobic-hydrophilic polymer sequence that induces a microphase separated morphology. Variations in which the hydrophilic polymer sequence component includes either acid groups or salts of acid groups are also... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20110262839 - Proton conducting electrolyte membranes having nano-grain ysz as protective layers, and membrane electrode assemblies and ceramic fuel cells comprising same: A proton conducting electrolyte membrane comprising a ceramic electrolyte layer including an inorganic proton conductor and a ceramic protective layer formed on at least one surface of the ceramic electrolyte layer and having proton conductivity; a membrane electrode assembly including the proton conducting electrolyte membrane; and a proton conducting ceramic... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20110262840 - Electro-catalytic recharging composition: A composition useful for the fueling and refueling of electrochemical devices is described. The composition comprises an ion-conducting medium such as an electrolyte, and catalyst nanoparticles. Unlike traditional electrodes, such as those typically used in electrolyzers and fuel cells, the inventive composition may be quickly drained from the device and... Agent: Quantumsphere, Inc.

20110262841 - Aid for electrical contacting of high-temperature fuel cells and method for production thereof: A double-sided adhesive metal-based tape for use as contacting aid for SOFC fuel cells is provided. The double-sided metal-based adhesive tape is suitable for simplifying the construction of cell bundles. The double-sided metal-based adhesive tape is used for electrical contacting of the cell connector with the anode and for electrical... Agent:

20110262842 - System and method for storing and discharging heat in a vehicle: In at least one embodiment, an apparatus comprising a hydrogen storage system and a heat storage system is provided. The hydrogen storage system is configured to store hydrogen and to deliver a first heated fluid stream to an electrical generation system that generates a second heated fluid stream and electrical... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20110262843 - Electrocatalysts and processes for producing: Noble metal catalysts and methods for producing the catalysts are provided. The catalysts are useful in applications such as fuel cells. The catalysts exhibit reduced agglomeration of catalyst particles as compared to conventional noble metal catalysts.... Agent: E. I. Du Pont De Nemours And Company

  
10/20/2011 > 46 patent applications in 34 patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20110256427 - Method for microbially generating electricity and microbial power generator: To increase the power generation efficiency of a microbial power generator by using an easy and inexpensive unit. Two plate-like cation-exchange membranes 31 are disposed in parallel in a tank 30. This arrangement allows an anode chamber 32 to be formed between the cation-exchange membranes 31. Two cathode chambers 33... Agent: Kurita Water Industries Ltd

20110256428 - Battery pack: The present invention provides a battery pack which comprises a case for defining a space; a first and second cell boxes set inside the space for accepting battery cells; a first, second and third conductors for electrically connecting the electrodes of the battery cells set in the first and second... Agent: Simplo Technology Co., Ltd.

20110256429 - Battery having a device for replenishing electrolyte: The invention relates to a battery, which includes a housing for receiving at least one electrolyte, at least one electrolyte received in the housing, and at least one device for dissipating and/or collecting gases or vapors from the battery. According to the invention, the battery is provided with at least... Agent:

20110256432 - Battery humidity control: Systems and methods are provided for controlling humidity in gases exposed to batteries, which can be applied to humidity control in climate control gases in battery packs, for example those used in electric vehicles.... Agent: Coda Automotive, Inc.

20110256431 - Battery temperature control: Systems and methods are provided for controlling battery temperature, for example those used in electric vehicles.... Agent: Coda Automotive, Inc.

20110256430 - Weld validation system and method for a battery module: A weld validation system and method for a battery module are provided. The battery module has first and second battery cells and an interconnect member welded to first and second tabs of the first and second battery cells, respectively. The system includes a gripping device having first and second gripping... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20110256433 - Current collector for an electrochemical cell: A current collector for an electrochemical cell includes a member having an outer member and an inner member coupled to the outer member by a plurality of flexible arms configured to allow the inner member to move relative to the outer member.... Agent: Johnson Controls- Saft Advanced Power Solutions LLC

20110256434 - Apparatus and method for estimating resistance characteristics of battery based on open circuit voltage estimated by battery voltage variation pattern: An apparatus for estimating resistance characteristics of a battery includes a data storing manager for obtaining and storing battery voltage, current and temperature data of a battery, whenever estimating a battery resistance characteristic; an open circuit voltage calculator for calculating battery open circuit voltage from a battery voltage variation pattern... Agent:

20110256435 - Graphite/dsa assembled electrode for redox flow battery, method of manufacturing the same and redox flow battery including the same: Disclosed is a graphite/DSA assembled electrode for a redox flow battery, obtained by assembling a graphite electrode made of micro-sized graphite and a DSA electrode using rolling thus improving cell performance including electrode durability, corrosion resistance, power density, energy efficiency and cycle properties. A method of manufacturing the graphite/DSA assembled... Agent: Korea Institute Of Science And Technology

20110256437 - Lithium secondary battery positive electrode and lithium secondary battery: A lithium secondary battery positive electrode of the present invention includes a positive electrode material mixture layer containing a positive electrode active material, a conductivity enhancing agent and a binder on one or both sides of a current collector, and the positive electrode active material contains a lithium-containing composite oxide... Agent:

20110256436 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator between the positive electrode and the negative electrode; a case housing the electrode assembly; a heat dissipating member including a heat collecting portion inserted in the electrode assembly and a heat dissipating portion... Agent:

20110256438 - Wound-type accumulator: The wound-type accumulator of the invention is equipped with a cylindrical wound electrode unit, which has belt-like positive electrode and negative electrode and configured by winding an electrode stack obtained by stacking the positive electrode and negative electrode through a separator from one end thereof, and an electrolytic solution, wherein... Agent: Jm Energy Corporation

20110256439 - Battery fixing apparatus and electronic device using the same: A fixing apparatus for fixing a battery in an electronic device is provided. The fixing apparatus includes a cover slidably disposed in an opening of the housing; a connecting portion connected to the cover via a first hinge; a transmission bar connected to the connecting portion via a second hinge;... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd

20110256440 - Lithium inks and electrodes and batteries made therefrom: Lithium metal powder based inks are provided. The inks are provided in formulations suitable for printing using a variety of printing techniques, including screen printing, offset litho printing, gravure printing, flexographic printing, pad printing and inkjet printing. The inks include lithium metal powder, a polymer binder and optionally electrically conductive... Agent: Solicore, Inc.

20110256441 - Separator for battery: Disclosed are a separator for a battery and a battery. The separator includes a porous film, a first roller, and a second roller. The first and second rollers are associated with both ends of a porous film. The first roller is wound with a portion of the porous film and... Agent:

20110256442 - Electrode mixture, electrode, and nonaqueous electrolyte secondary cell: an electrically conductive material, and a water-dispersible polymeric binder, wherein x is 0.30 or more and less than 1, y is 0 or more and less than 1, x+y is 0.30 or more and less than 1, z is 0.5 or more and 1.5 or less, and M represents one... Agent: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited

20110256443 - Separator including porous coating layer and electrochemical device including the same: Disclosed is a separator. The separator includes a planar non-woven fabric substrate having a plurality of pores, and a porous coating layer formed on at least one surface of the non-woven fabric substrate. The porous coating layer is composed of a mixture of filler particles and a binder polymer. The... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20110256444 - Secondary battery having third terminal in addition to positive and negative electrode terminals and storage battery using the same: A secondary battery in which temperature rise (heat generation) can be measured accurately at the time of quick charge/discharge, and a battery which can be configured readily using the secondary batteries while realizing low resistance. Separately from the positive and negative electrode terminals of a flat laminate film secondary battery,... Agent: Nec Corporation

20110256445 - Battery module: An embodiment is directed to a battery module, including a first battery having a first terminal, the first terminal including a first metal, a second battery having a second terminal, the second terminal including a second metal different from the first metal, and a connecting member electrically connecting the first... Agent:

20110256446 - Battery cell assemblies: A battery cell assembly in accordance with an exemplary embodiment is provided. The assembly includes a first frame member having a first plurality of tabs extending away from a first peripheral edge of the first frame member. Each tab of the first plurality of tabs has a first coupling feature... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20110256447 - Battery: A battery includes an insulating body, a brass cap, a cathode plate, and a protection member. The brass cap is disposed on one end of the insulating body as an anode of the battery. The cathode plate is disposed on the other end of the insulating body as a cathode... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20110256450 - Electrochemical cells comprising porous structures comprising sulfur: The present invention relates to the use of porous structures comprising sulfur in electrochemical cells. Such materials may be useful, for example, in forming one or more electrodes in an electrochemical cell. For example, the systems and methods described herein may comprise the use of an electrode comprising a conductive... Agent: Sion Power Corporation

20110256448 - Molten salt-containing metal electrode for rechargeable oxide-ion battery cells operating below 800?c: A rechargeable oxide-ion battery cell 20, operating below 800° C., containing a molten salt-containing electrode 22, made of active metal-active metal oxide-active metal salt, preferably a Fe—FeO—Fe halide; which electrode is associated with an electrolyte 24 and an air electrode 26 to provide the cell 20.... Agent:

20110256449 - Organic coated fine particle powders: Solid organic matter coated fine solid particles and the applications of such coated particles are described. These uniformly coated carbonaceous particles provide an improved material for use as an electrochemical material. In one example, methods of manufacturing uniformly coated particles from lignin and graphite are described. In another embodiment, petroleum... Agent: Conocophillips Company

20110256452 - Method of preparing negative active material for a rechargeable lithium battery and a rechargeable lithium battery: The present invention provides a method of preparing a negative active material for a rechargeable lithium battery, comprising the steps of: mixing a silicon precursor, a surfactant comprising an ammonium halide salt having a organic group, an initiator, and a solvent; heat-treating the mixture; cooling the heat-treated mixture to room... Agent: Unist Academy-industry Research Corporation

20110256451 - Nanotube-based nanomaterial membrane: As consistent with various embodiments, an electronic device includes a carbon nanotube film having a plurality of carbon nanotubes. In certain embodiments, a coating, such as an inorganic coating, is formed on a surface of carbon nanotube. The nanotube film supports the device and facilitates electrical conduction therein. The coated... Agent:

20110256453 - Positive-electrode material for lithium secondary battery, secondary battery employing the same, and process for producing positive-electrode material for lithium secondary battery: The invention provides a positive-electrode material for lithium secondary battery, which comprises a secondary particle of a lithium/transition metal composite oxide containing boron and/or bismuth, and wherein the atomic ratio of the sum of boron and bismuth to the sum of the metallic elements other than lithium, boron, and bismuth... Agent: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

20110256454 - Masterbatch of carbon-based conductive fillers for liquid formulations, especially in li-ion batterries: e

20110256455 - Multifunctional composite: A multi-functional, laminated composite comprises a plurality of cloth layers (3) penetrated by an infused matrix, wherein at least one cell (1) for energy storage is supported by and integrally built up from at least one of the cloth layers (3), the cell (1) being embedded in the matrix. The... Agent: Qinetiq Limited

20110256456 - Gel polymer electrolyte composition, gel polymer electrolyte and electrochemical device comprising the same: A gel polymer electrolyte composition includes i) a compound acting as a monomer for forming gel polymer by polymerization and having at least two double bonds at an end thereof; ii) an electrolyte solvent containing carbonate and linear saturated ester; iii) an electrolyte salt; and iv) a polymerization initiator. A... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20110256457 - Nonaqueous secondary battery and flame retardant for the same: wherein R1 and R2, which are the same or different, each represents a group that is selected from a hydrogen atom, a lower alkyl, lower alkenyl, lower alkoxy, lower alkoxycarbonyl, lower alkylcarbonyl, lower cycloalkyl or aryl group, and that may have a substituent, or R1 and R2 taken together are... Agent:

20110256458 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery which includes a non-aqueous electrolyte solution containing a non-aqueous solvent and an electrolyte, at least two types of lithium salts with an oxalato complex as an anion are contained in the non-aqueous electrolyte solution. The two types of lithium salts are, as an example, lithium... Agent: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

20110256459 - Thermally primed hydrogen-producing fuel cell system: Thermally primed fuel processing assemblies and hydrogen-producing fuel cell systems that include the same. The thermally primed fuel processing assemblies include at least one hydrogen-producing region housed within an internal compartment of a heated containment structure. In some embodiments, the heated containment structure is an oven. In some embodiments, the... Agent: Idatech, LLC

20110256460 - Fuel cell power generation system and method for operating the same: A fuel cell power generation system of the present invention includes: a fuel cell (3); a fuel gas supply mechanism (10); an oxidizing gas supply mechanism (11); an electric power output unit (18); a cooling mechanism (12); and a controller (20) configured to carry out a first step in which... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20110256461 - Fuel cell system, estimation device of amount of anode gas to be generated and estimation method of amount of anode gas to be generated: There is disclosed a fuel cell system or the like capable of sufficiently reducing an exhaust hydrogen concentration even in a case where a fuel cell is operated in a state of a low power generation efficiency. A bypass valve B1 is arranged between an oxidation gas supply path 11... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20110256462 - Fluid flow plate assemblies for fuel cells: A fluid flow plate for fuel cells may include a first surface and a second surface. The first surface has a first fluid inlet for receiving a first fluid, a plurality of first flow channels extending substantially along a first direction for transporting the first fluid, and a first fluid... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute.

20110256464 - Fuel cell, fuel cell module, fuel cell device, and method of manufacturing fuel cell: There are provided a fuel cell capable of suppressing damage to an end thereof, and a fuel cell module and a fuel cell device that include the fuel cell. In a fuel cell (1) wherein a fuel electrode layer (3) is formed on one of opposite main surfaces of a... Agent: Kyocera Corporation

20110256463 - Parallel fuel cell stack architecture: The disclosed embodiments relate to a system that provides a power source. The power source includes a set of fuel cells arranged in a fuel cell stack. The power source also includes a power bus configured to connect the fuel cells in a parallel configuration.... Agent: Apple Inc.

20110256465 - Reduced-weight fuel cell plate: The disclosed embodiments provide a fuel cell plate. The fuel cell plate includes a substrate of electrically conductive material and a first outer layer of corrosion-resistant material bonded to a first portion of the substrate. To reduce the weight of the fuel cell plate, the electrically conductive material and the... Agent: Apple Inc.

20110256466 - Membrane electrode assembly comprising a catalyst migration barrier layer: A membrane electrode assembly for a fuel cell is disclosed, which comprises at least one porous ionomer containing layer disposed at the interface between the cathode electrocatalyst material and the ion exchange membrane of the fuel cell. The porous ionomer containing layer comprises a catalyst migration impeding compound. The membrane... Agent: Daimler Ag

20110256467 - Cobalt(ii) tetramethoxyphenylporphyrin (cotmpp) ionomer stabilization to prevent electrode degradation: A membrane/electrode assembly for fuel cell applications includes an ion conducting polymer and a porphyrin-containing compound at least partially dispersed within the ion conducting polymer, a first electrode and a second electrode. At least one of the first and second electrodes also includes the porphyrin-containing compound. The membrane/electrode assembly exhibits... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20110256468 - Electrode catalyst material and method of manufacturing the same: The invention provides an electrode catalyst material in which a resistance loss is reduced by enhancing an electric conductivity as a whole of an electrode catalyst as well as suppressing a corrosion and a disappearance by a catalyst metal in a conductive catalyst support so as to prevent a dropout... Agent:

20110256469 - Platinum adlayered ruthenium nanoparticles, method for preparing, and uses thereof: A superior, industrially scalable one-pot ethylene glycol-based wet chemistry method to prepare platinum-adlayered ruthenium nanoparticles has been developed that offers an exquisite control of the platinum packing density of the adlayers and effectively prevents sintering of the nanoparticles during the deposition process. The wet chemistry based method for the controlled... Agent: Georgetown University

20110256470 - Coolant demineralizer for fuel cell vehicle: The present invention provides a coolant demineralizer for a fuel cell vehicle, which removes ions released from coolant of a fuel cell stack. In preferred embodiments, the present invention provides a coolant demineralizer configured to reduce the occurrence of differential pressure due to an ion resin layer such that coolant... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20110256471 - Bipolar plate assembly with thermoplastic sealant and method therefor: Exemplary embodiments include a product and a method of a bipolar plate assembly for a fuel cell stack. The bipolar plate assembly includes a first plate with a first border, and a second plate with a second border. A thermoplastic sealant is melted between the first and second borders.... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20110256472 - Catalyst slurry composition for fuel cell electrode, catalytic layer for fuel cell electrode using the catalyst slurry composition, method for producing the catalytic layer and membrane-electrode assembly including the catalytic layer: Disclosed herein is a catalyst slurry composition for an electrode of a fuel cell. The catalyst slurry composition includes 100 parts by weight of an active metal, about 5 to about 30 parts by weight of a binder polymer, and about 6 to about 70 parts by weight of silica.... Agent: Cheil Industries Inc.

  
10/13/2011 > 54 patent applications in 39 patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20110250475 - Battery pack and method for making same: A battery pack includes: a battery having a main surface; and a resin layer capable of being integrated with an armor member armoring the battery so that at least a part of the main surface of the battery is exposed and covering the main surface of the battery, wherein the... Agent: Sony Corporation

20110250476 - Battery packs: A battery pack includes a battery case, a cell assembly including a plurality of battery cells accommodated in the battery case, a circuit board disposed within the battery case, and a plurality of lead members electrically connecting between the circuit board and the battery cells. The lead members extend across... Agent: Makita Corporation

20110250474 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery comprises a bare cell comprising an electrode assembly and a pouch housing the electrode assembly, wherein the bare cell comprises a first side at one end of the bare cell; a molded portion covering at least a part of the first side of the bare cell; and... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20110250473 - Secondary battery pack: A second battery pack is provided. Since a plurality of wires electrically connected to the output terminals of a PCB are installed surrounding at least a part of the PCB, the tensile strength of the wires may be improved.... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20110250477 - Battery module: Safety is ensured even when installed in mobile objects such as electric vehicles, deep-sea explorers, and so on. A battery module (10) provided with a plurality of battery packs (13) and a unit battery container (14) that houses these battery packs (13), wherein the unit battery container (14) includes a... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

20110250478 - Lithium-ion cell with an array of reference electrodes: A cluster or array of reference electrode materials is prepared and used to monitor the state of charge of positive and negative active electrode materials of a lithium-ion cell. The reference electrode materials are composed so as to provide useful electrochemical potential values when placed in the same electrolyte in... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20110250481 - Coil seal to secure the electrode windings of an electrochemical cell: Provided is an electric storage battery including a jelly roll type electrode assembly having a mandrel. The mandrel includes a positive portion, a negative portion and a removable portion. In some embodiments, the mandrel is planar having two faces with a groove on each of the positive and negative portions.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110250480 - Interconnect joint: Provided is an electric storage battery including a jelly roll type electrode assembly having a mandrel. The mandrel includes a positive portion, a negative portion and a removable portion. In some embodiments, the mandrel is planar having two faces with a groove on each of the positive and negative portions.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110250479 - Interwoven separator: Provided is an electric storage battery including a jelly roll type electrode assembly having a mandrel. The mandrel includes a positive portion, a negative portion and a removable portion. In some embodiments, the mandrel is planar having two faces with a groove on each of the positive and negative portions.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110250483 - Battery latching mechanism for portable electronic device: A portable electronic device includes a printed circuit board, a battery, a housing, and at least one latching element. The housing defines a battery compartment to receive an inserted battery and forms at least one positioning portion. The at least one latching element is mounted on the positioning portion and... Agent: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20110250484 - Battery pack and combination of the battery pack and an electric device: The present patent application relates to a battery pack for connecting to a cordless power tool to supply power thereto, the battery pack may supply two volumes or more than two volumes of voltage or capacity to the cordless electric device, the battery pack provided with a first connection terminal... Agent: Changzhou Globe Tools Co., Ltd.

20110250482 - Power source cassette with latch mechanism: A cassette for providing power source for use with a portable electronic device. The cassette comprises a retaining member for holding a power source, such as one or more batteries. The retaining member includes one or more latching members, such as a pair of resilient fingers protruding from one end... Agent:

20110250485 - Secondary battery: Provided is a reliable secondary battery with improved life characteristics. The lithium-ion secondary battery (secondary battery) has: a positive electrode which includes a positive electrode active material layer; a negative electrode which includes a negative electrode active material layer and which is arranged to face the positive electrode; a housing... Agent:

20110250486 - Secondary battery and battery system: A secondary battery 101 in accordance with the present invention includes a square battery can 1 including a positive electrode terminal 8 and a negative electrode terminal 9, an electrode assembly G arranged in the square battery can 1, and in which a sheet-shaped positive electrode 2 electrically connected to... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

20110250487 - Battery pack: Provided is a battery pack in which the production of heat due to passage of current in a connector for connecting secondary batteries in parallel is made uniform to increase service life and reduce maintenance costs. A positive terminal connector 14 comprises a connector 14 with through-holes 18. The connector... Agent:

20110250489 - Battery pack: A battery pack that includes a case and a bare cell. The battery pack further includes a screw for combining the case and the bare cell to each other. The screw includes: a head portion having a screw groove formed in a first surface thereof; a body portion disposed on... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.,

20110250490 - High discharge capacity lithium battery: A lithium/iron disulfide electrochemical battery cell with a high discharge capacity. The cell has a lithium negative electrode, an iron disulfide positive electrode and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The positive electrode mixture containing the iron disulfide contains highly packed solid materials, with little space around the solid particles, to provide a... Agent: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.

20110250488 - Secondary battery: Battery modules have a plurality of electrode assemblies in which the electrode tabs of electrode assemblies are easily attached to the battery cases by a common insulator including receptacles for receiving the electrode assemblies. These configurations enable easy manufacture of medium- and large-sized battery modules with a plurality of electrode... Agent:

20110250492 - Battery case, battery case manufacturing method, and battery case manufacturing apparatus used for the method: a battery case (1) is manufactured by using a die (12) having a cavity (13) and a punch (14) having a front end portion capable of being inserted into the cavity (13), filling a slag (15) in the cavity (13), and moving down the punch (14) to impulsively press the... Agent: Sanshu Industry Co., Ltd.

20110250491 - Rechargeable battery: A battery includes a case defining an inner space, the case having an inner wall, an electrode assembly in the inner space, the electrode assembly including an uncoated region, a lead tab configured to carry electricity, the lead tab being connected to the uncoated region, and a retainer, the retainer... Agent:

20110250493 - Battery parts and associated methods of manufacture and use: Battery parts, such as battery terminals and bushings, and associated methods of manufacture and use are described herein. In one embodiment, a battery terminal can include one or more features for reducing weight and using less lead or other raw material. These features can include, for example, a plurality of... Agent: Water Gremlin Company

20110250494 - Cathode plate for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, method for producing the same, and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A negative electrode plate for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, which includes a collector, and an electrode active material layer that is arranged on the collector. The electrode active material layer contains a negative electrode active material, and a metal oxide or an elemental metal. The negative electrode active material... Agent: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.

20110250495 - Electrolyte composition electrochemical cell including a contrast agent and method for manufacturing cells using same: An electrolyte composition including a detectable contrast agent and an electrochemical cell including the electrolyte composition, wherein the contrast agent allows for detection of spillage or leakage of electrolyte during or after cell construction. In some embodiments, the contrast agent is able to change the color intensity of the electrolyte... Agent: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.

20110250496 - Laminar textile material for a battery electrode: The invention relates to a laminar textile material for covering a pasty active mass on a battery electrode. The invention further relates to a battery electrode having such a material, to a battery, and to a method for producing battery electrodes. Potential improvements of lead batteries are disclosed that are... Agent:

20110250497 - Electrode comprising a modified complex oxide as active substance: An electrode includes an electrically conducting support carrying an electrode material, which has an active substance consisting of particles of a complex oxide which at their surface carry organic phosphorous groups fixed by covalent bonding. The complex oxide may be LiV3O8, LiMn2O4, LiCoO2, LiMPO4 with M=Fe, Mn or Co, Li2MSiO4... Agent:

20110250498 - Method of fabricating structured particles composed of silicon or a silicon-based material: A process of etching silicon includes treating silicon, e.g. granules or bulk material, with an etching solution, including HF, Ag+ ions and nitrate ions thereby etching the silicon to form silicon having etched pillars on its surface, which silicon includes a surface deposit of silver. The etched silicon is then... Agent:

20110250499 - Positive electrode active material for lithium ion secondary battery, method for producing the same, and lithium ion secondary battery: Disclosed is a positive electrode active material for a lithium ion secondary battery, including lithium composite oxide particles containing nickel, manganese and cobalt, the lithium composite oxide particles being a layered compound having a hexagonal crystal structure, and exhibiting a powder X-ray diffraction pattern obtained by using CuKα radiation at... Agent:

20110250500 - Positive active material for a lead-acid battery: Positive active material pastes for flooded deep discharge lead-acid batteries, methods of making the same, and lead-acid batteries including the same are provided. The positive active material paste includes a lead compound, a carbon additive, and a silicon additive. The positive active material paste contains carbon additive at a lead... Agent:

20110250501 - Negative electrode for lithium ion secondary battery and lithium ion secondary battery: A lithium ion secondary having a high capacity in which decrease in the cycle characteristics is suppressed is provided by reducing cracks formed by repetition of charge and discharge. A negative electrode for a lithium ion secondary battery, including: a current collector sheet and a negative electrode active material layer... Agent:

20110250502 - Chemically gelled curable composition based on epoxy-amine resins and on ionic liquids: The invention relates to a chemically gelled curable resin based on epoxy-amine resins and on ionic liquids. The invention advantageously applies to energy accumulation systems, notably electrochemical systems. The curable composition according to the invention can notably constitute an electrolyte usable in a hybrid or electric vehicle battery.... Agent:

20110250503 - Battery electrolyte solutions containing aromatic phosphorus compounds: A battery electrolyte solution contains from 0.01 to 80% by weight of an aromatic phosphorus compound. The aromatic phosphorus compound provides increased thermal stability for the electrolyte, helping to reduce thermal degradation, thermal runaway reactions and the possibility of burning. The aromatic phosphorus compound has little adverse impact on the... Agent:

20110250504 - Lithium secondary battery and non-aqueous electrolytic solution: The sudden generation of heat being frequently caused in the case of the overcharge of a lithium secondary cell which have a positive electrode comprising a composite metal oxide of lithium and cobalt or a composite metal oxide of lithium and nickel, a negative electrode comprising metallic lithium, a lithium... Agent: Ube Industries, Ltd.

20110250507 - Battery: A positive electrode includes: a positive electrode collector; and a positive electrode active material layer provided on the positive electrode collector and containing a positive electrode active material and an alkaline earth metal carbonate having a fixed form.... Agent: Sony Corporation

20110250508 - Mixed lithium nickel cobalt oxide and lithium nickel manganese cobalt oxide cathodes: A positive electrode material is provided which is a blended combination of lithium nickel cobalt oxide (and aluminum substituted compounds thereof) and lithium nickel manganese cobalt oxide. Also provided Is a non-aqueous electrolyte lithium secondary battery having high specific capacity and good thermal stability characteristics.... Agent: Basf Corporation

20110250505 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A lithium secondary battery comprises a negative electrode, a positive electrode comprising a current collector, an active cathode material comprising a lithium transition metal complex oxide coated on the current collector, and Si1-XGeXOY (0≦X≦1, 0≦Y<2), and an electrolyte comprising at least one lithium salt and at least one solvent. The... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20110250506 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A lithium secondary battery comprises a negative electrode, a positive electrode comprising a current collector, an active cathode material comprising a lithium transition metal complex oxide, and sulfur, and an electrolyte comprising at least one lithium salt and at least one solvent. The at least one lithium salt is one... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20110250509 - Secondary battery and electronic device: A secondary battery capable of improving battery characteristics is provided. The secondary battery includes a cathode 21 containing a cathode active material capable of inserting and extracting an electrode reactant, an anode 22 containing an anode active material capable of inserting and extracting the electrode reactant, and an electrolyte containing... Agent: Sony Corporation

20110250511 - Biofuel cell: Disclosed herein is a biofuel cell including a polymer gel reversibly swelling and contracting in response to variations in a property of a fuel solution making contact therewith, the polymer gel being on a surface of an electrode and/or in the inside of the electrode.... Agent: Sony Corporation

20110250510 - Glucose biofuel cell: A biofuel cell intended to be immersed into a liquid medium containing a sugar and oxygen, wherein the anode includes an enzyme capable of catalyzing the oxidation of the sugar and a redox mediator of low redox potential capable of exchanging electrons with the anode enzyme and the cathode includes... Agent: Universite Joseph Fourier

20110250512 - Metal-air electrochemical cell with high energy efficiency mode: The present invention relates to a metal-air electrochemical cell with a high energy efficiency mode.... Agent: Fluidic, Inc.

20110250513 - Fuel cell: The objective of the present invention is to provide a fuel cell capable of efficient heat recovery and effective temperature control in a fuel cell stack. In order to achieve the object stated above, there is provided an internal reforming type fuel cell (1) in which a fuel cell stack... Agent:

20110250514 - Corrosion resistant membrane condenser for recovery of fuel cell electrolyte: A system and method for recovering and separating water vapor and electrolyte vapor from an exhaust stream (22) of a fuel cell uses a membrane tube (72) comprising membrane (74) having an outer wall (76) and an inner wall (78), wherein exhaust stream (22) is directed to contact outer wall... Agent: Utc Power Corporation

20110250515 - Electrode compartment for an electrochemical cell, a refreshing system for it and an emulsion to be used therefore: The invention relates to an electrode compartment for an electrochemical cell, including a bicontinuous micro-emulsion, wherein catalytic parts are generated in-situ in a fluid, which can act as a cathode as well as an anode. The electrode compartment comprises a connection to supply fuel or an oxidator, for example oxygen,... Agent: Technische Universiteit Delft

20110250516 - Method of shut-down and starting of a fuel cell: A method of operating a PEM fuel cell including an anode feed circuit and a cathode feed circuit for feeding of an anode side with a reactant gas and for feeding a cathode side with a cathode gas. A shut-down mode for shutting down an electricity generating operation of the... Agent: Belenos Clean Power Holding Ag

20110250517 - Gaseous fuel supply system for a fuel cell: The present invention discloses a gaseous fuel supply system for a fuel cell. The gaseous fuel supply system includes a first valve, a filter element, at least one pressure adjusting element, a first pipeline, a second valve, a flow rate detector, and a check valve. The first valve makes connection... Agent: Chung-hsin Electric And Machinery Manufacturing Corp.

20110250518 - Utilization-based fuel cell monitoring and control: Fuel cell systems and methods for controlling the operation of components of the fuel cell system, which may include a fuel source and a fuel cell stack. In some examples, a fuel source is adapted to provide supply fuel to a fuel cell stack at a supply pressure. The fuel... Agent: Idatech, LLC

20110250519 - Fuel cell system: The aim of the invention is to improve the accuracy of estimating residual water content in a fuel cell system adopting an intermittent operation mode and to accurately suppress cell voltage reduction due to water accumulation caused by the intermittent operation. The fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell having... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20110250520 - Variable load fuel cell: Described herein are embodiments directed to fixtures for mounting fuel cells, the fixtures comprising at least one internal frame member; a first endplate assembly comprising a first seal frame, and a first active area compression plate, and a second endplate assembly; wherein the internal frame member is located between the... Agent: Nuvera Fuel Cells, Inc.

20110250521 - Method of manufacturing anode for in-situ sintering for molten carbonate fuel cell: Disclosed herein is a method of manufacturing an anode for in-situ sintering for a molten carbonate fuel cell, in which an anode green sheet is prepared using a slurry, and then a reinforcing layer is placed on the anode green sheet and then pressed, thereby improving the mechanical stability of... Agent: Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd

20110250522 - Stainless steel sheet for a separator for a solid polymer fuel cell and a solid polymer fuel cell employing the separator: A stainless steel member has a stainless steel base metal, and a passive film and electrically conductive precipitates both provided on a surface of the stainless steel base metal. The electrically conductive precipitate penetrates the passive film and includes a substance originating from the stainless steel base metal. An electrically... Agent: Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd

20110250523 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell comprises a cathode catalyst layer and an anode catalyst layer disposed on each surface of an electrolyte membrane, an oxidant gas passage facing the cathode catalyst layer, and a fuel gas passage facing the anode catalyst layer. The cathode catalyst layer contains a metal catalyst. In a... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20110250524 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell includes an electrolyte electrode assembly and a first separator and a second separator sandwiching the electrolyte electrode assembly. The first and second separators have flat surfaces stacked on the electrolyte electrode assembly. The electrolyte electrode assembly includes an anode having a plurality of anode projections. The anode... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20110250525 - Separation membrane for direct liquid fuel cell and method for producing the same: Disclosed is a method for producing a membrane for direct liquid fuel cells, wherein a polymerizable composition is brought into contact with a porous membrane so that voids of the porous membrane are filled with the polymerizable composition, then the polymerizable composition is cured by polymerization, and after that a... Agent: Tokuyama Corporation

20110250526 - Method for fabricating a polymer electrolyte membrane for a fuel cell: (E) peeling off said polymer electrolyte membrane from the mold in said hydrophilic liquid to form said polymer electrolyte membrane comprising said surface with said array of a plurality of fine convex portion with a depth of not less than 3 μm and not more than 12 μm and an... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

  
10/06/2011 > 99 patent applications in 61 patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20110244275 - Battery: A battery has an at least partially electrically conducting housing, a first charge carrier, a second charge carrier, and a battery cover. The battery cover encompasses a printed circuit board that has a first circuit board contact and a second circuit board contact. The circuit board contacts are electrically connected... Agent: Continental Automotive Gmbh

20110244274 - Battery packs: A battery pack includes a circuit board and a battery cell group disposed within a battery case. The battery cell group includes a plurality of cylindrical battery cells staggered from each other so that the battery cell group includes at least a first battery cell stage and a second battery... Agent: Makita Corporation

20110244276 - Structure of thin battery covered by outer packaging film, battery pack, and method for manufacturing battery pack: To provide a thinner, lighter battery pack and to reduce the cost by eliminating the need for a battery case. A thin battery pack structure using an outer packaging film (battery pack) is constructed by a flat and rectangular shaped battery cell, a flat and rectangular shaped frame portion accommodating... Agent:

20110244277 - High performance flow battery: High performance flow batteries, based on alkaline zinc/ferro-ferricyanide rechargeable (“ZnFe”) and similar flow batteries, may include one or more of the following improvements. First, the battery design has a cell stack comprising a low resistance positive electrode in at least one positive half cell and a low resistance negative electrode... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc.

20110244278 - Degassing system for an accumulator, and accumulator having a degassing system: A degassing system for a housing of an accumulator includes a labyrinth bolt having a bolt wall in which a plurality of channels are provided, which extend from the bolt interior toward outlets which are arranged in an axial section of the bolt wall. The degassing system also includes a... Agent: Jonson Controls Hybrid And Recycling Gmbh

20110244279 - End cap seal for an electrochemical cell: An end cap seal assembly for an electrochemical cell such as an alkaline cell is disclosed. The end cap assembly comprises a metal support disk and underlying insulating sealing disk and a metal end cap overlying the metal support disk. The edge of the end cap and metal support disk... Agent:

20110244280 - Secondary battery: A secondary 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 containing the electrode assembly; an electrode terminal electrically connected to the first electrode plate; a current collector coupled between... Agent:

20110244281 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery including a collector plate having a fuse hole and a fuse protrusion, increasing the reliability of the fuse hole in view of its functionality as a fuse while strengthening a section where the fuse hole is formed, thereby improving safety of the rechargeable battery. A rechargeable battery... Agent:

20110244282 - Electric storage module and electric storage device: An electric storage module includes: a plurality of electric storage units; a casing that houses the plurality of electric storage units, and includes a pair of resin side plates that hold and support at least the plurality of electric storage units from opposite sides; a plurality of conductive members for... Agent: Hitachi Vehicle Energy, Ltd

20110244283 - Electric storage module and electric storage device: An electric storage module includes: a plurality of electric storage units; a casing that houses the plurality of electric storage units; a plurality of conductive members that electrically connect the plurality of electric storage units; and a voltage detection conductor that detects a voltage of each of the plurality of... Agent: Hitachi Vehicle Energy, Ltd.

20110244286 - Electrochemical cell having an electrically insulated housing: An electrochemical cell including a housing configured to receive a cell element. The housing has an electrically-insulating material including metal oxide particles provided on at least a portion of an inner surface thereof to prevent electrical contact between the housing and the cell element. A method of manufacturing an electrochemical... Agent: Johnson Controls - Saft Advanced Power Solutions LLC

20110244284 - Electrode assembly and rechargeable battery using the same: An electrode assembly includes a positive electrode including a positive electrode current collector and a positive electrode active material layer on the positive electrode current collector, a negative electrode including a negative electrode current collector and a negative electrode active material layer on the negative electrode current collector, and a... Agent:

20110244287 - Method for manufacturing secondary cell and secondary cell: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing a secondary cell, comprising the steps of: disposing two sheets of separators (10) above and below a negative electrode plate (30), disposing a positive electrode plate (40) above the upper separator (10) or below the lower separator (10), and supplying elongated each... Agent: Mplus Corp.

20110244285 - Secondary cell and method of manufacture thereof: In a secondary cell according to the present invention, one end portion of the electrically conductive lead is connected to the lid unit; and wherein other end portion of the electrically conductive lead is connected to the current collecting member; and the current collecting member and the lid unit are... Agent:

20110244288 - Method for preventing erroneous loading of component-to-be-loaded on main body side apparatus, component-to-be-loaded and battery pack: In case a similar component-to-be-loaded is erroneously loaded on a main body side apparatus, contact of terminals are avoided. To this end, a video camera (main body side apparatus) 1 has a main body side terminal 30, and a battery pack (component-to-be-loaded) 100 has a battery side terminal (component-to-be-loaded side... Agent:

20110244290 - Battery cover assembly for portable electronic device: A portable electronic device includes a housing, a battery cover, a positioning element, and a latching element. The positioning element is mounted on the housing. The latching element is retained by the positioning element and configured for securing the battery cover to the housing. The battery cover is electrically connected... Agent: Fih (hong Kong) Limited

20110244289 - Battery cover latching assembly and portable electronic device utilizing same: A portable electronic device includes a housing defining, an operating module, and a battery cover. The housing defines a receiving hole and a connector hole. The operating module includes an operating element, and an elastic element. An operating block projects from the operating element and is slidably received in the... Agent: Fih (hong Kong) Limited

20110244296 - Battery module: A battery module (10) has heat absorbers (41) each disposed in an internal space of each of connection portions of the positive and negative electrode terminals (11, 12) so as to be in contact with the connection portion, and wherein at least one of the heat absorbers (41) located closer... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.

20110244298 - Cell holder, energy storage cell, cell holder stack and multicell energy store: A cell holder (1), an energy storage cell, a cell holder stack and a multicell energy store are described. The cell holder is in the form of a housing which is open on one or both sides and is composed of an electrically insulating material, and the cell holder has... Agent:

20110244291 - Cooling system for a battery pack: A cooling system for a battery pack including a tapered first conduit for receiving a fluid therein, a second conduit for receiving the fluid therein, and at least one secondary conduit for receiving the fluid therein, the first conduit in fluid communication with the second conduit through at least one... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20110244299 - Energy store: An energy store (ESP1) for storing electrical energy, particularly for a motor vehicle, has the following characteristics. The energy store has at least one flat cell (Z1, Z2) having a flat cell body (ZK), which is bounded by two base surfaces (G11, G12, G21, G22), which extend parallel to a... Agent:

20110244297 - Prismatic-cell battery pack with integral coolant channels: A prismatic-cell battery pack is provided with integral coolant passages and a distributed array of coolant channels coupled between an intake plenum and a pair of exhaust plenums. Coolant medium forced into the intake plenum draws heat away from the battery cells, and then exits via the exhaust plenum for... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20110244293 - Secondary battery module: A secondary battery module includes a plurality of secondary battery cells each having a measureable temperature and each spaced apart from an adjacent one of the secondary battery cells to define a cooling channel therebetween. The plurality of cells includes a first one of the cells having a measureable first... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20110244295 - Secondary battery module: A secondary battery module includes a plurality of secondary battery cells each having a measureable temperature and each spaced apart from an adjacent one of the cells to define a cooling channel therebetween. The plurality of cells includes a first one of the cells having a measureable first temperature, and... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20110244294 - Secondary battery thermal management device and system: A thermal management device for dissipating thermal energy from a secondary battery cell includes a first plate defining a first channel and a second channel spaced apart from the first channel, wherein the first plate further defines an inlet port in communication with the first channel and an outlet port... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20110244292 - Thermal isolating apparatus and method for batteries in a telecommunications equipment shelter: A preferred thermal control system for a battery stack includes a flexible, thermally insulating, and electrically non-conductive cover supported by a frame to substantially thermally isolate a battery stack from other equipment in a telecommunication shelter. The cover is preferably arranged or cut for placement over existing battery connections so... Agent:

20110244300 - Thermo-stabilized electric battery module: Electric cells (6) placed inside a housing (1) are in thermal contact with a Peltier cell providing heat transfer into or out of a cell pack, whereas thermo-conducting separating plates (5) contacting with at least one side wall (2) are placed inside said housing with the electric cells (6) placed... Agent:

20110244301 - Battery safety interlock for intrinsically safe electronic devices: A printed circuit board assembly for a battery powered electronic device provides intrinsic safety features with a battery safety interlock element serving as both a physical and electrical barrier to prevent potential sparking at the battery and connecting terminal interfaces.... Agent:

20110244302 - High density capacitor array patterns: A thin-film device system includes a substrate and a plurality of pillars. The plurality of pillars project from a surface of the substrate. Each of the plurality of pillars have a perimeter that includes at least four protrusions that define at least four recessed regions between the at least four... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110244303 - Metalized ceramic and associated method: A metalized ceramic comprising a ceramic substrate comprising a first ceramic and a ceramic metallization layer disposed on the ceramic substrate. The ceramic metallization layer comprises a mixture of (i) a second ceramic and (ii) a metal comprising nickel or a refractory metal. The refractory metal may consist one or... Agent: General Electric Company

20110244304 - Stack type battery: A stack type battery has a plurality of positive electrode plates (1), a plurality of negative electrode plates (2), and a separator (3) interposed therebetween. The positive electrode plates (1) and the negative electrode plates (2) are alternately stacked one on the other. The separator (3) has a heat-resistant layer... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.

20110244305 - Electrochemical devices for use in extreme conditions: An electrochemical device, such as a battery or power source, provides improved performance under stringent or extreme conditions. Such an electrochemical device for use in high temperature conditions may include at least a cathode, a lithium-based anode, a separator, and an ionic liquid electrolyte. This device also may include a... Agent:

20110244306 - Multi-layer microporous film for batteries having shut-off function: The invention relates to a biaxially oriented, multilayer microporous foil including one layer made from propylene homopolymer, a propylene block copolymer, a polyethylene and β-nucleating agent, and at least one further porous layer.... Agent: Treofan Germany Gmbh & Co. Kg

20110244307 - Lithium-ion battery and method for making the same: The present disclosure relates to a lithium-ion battery. The lithium-ion battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator, an electrolyte solution, and an external encapsulating shell. The positive electrode and the negative electrode are stacked with each other and sandwich the separator. The electrolyte solution infiltrates between the... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20110244310 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator therebetween; a case that has an opening that houses the electrode assembly; a cap assembly including a cap plate that covers the opening of the case; and an electrode terminal that is electrically... Agent:

20110244308 - Secondary battery and a secondary battery module: A secondary battery and a secondary battery module, the secondary battery including an electrode assembly, the electrode assembly including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator therebetween; a case for accommodating the electrode assembly; a cap plate for sealing the case; and at least one terminal unit, the... Agent:

20110244309 - Secondary battery and secondary battery module: A secondary battery and a secondary battery module, the secondary battery including an electrode assembly, the electrode assembly including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator therebetween; a case for accommodating the electrode assembly; a cap plate for sealing the case; and at least one terminal unit, the... Agent:

20110244311 - Battery cover latching mechanism and portable electronic device using same: A battery cover latching mechanism and a portable electronic device using the same are provided. The battery cover latching mechanism detachably locks a battery cover to the housing and includes an assembly portion, a locking assembly and a lock portion. The locking assembly is mounted to the assembly portion of... Agent: Fih (hong Kong) Limited

20110244313 - Fluorinated cyclic carbonates and compositions thereof: Novel fluorinated cyclic carbonate compounds are described. These compounds may be useful as non-aqueous electrolyte solvents, specialty solvents, and starting materials and intermediates for synthesis of dyes, agricultural chemicals, and pharmaceuticals.... Agent: E. I. Du Pont De Nemours And Company

20110244314 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery includes: a case; an electrode assembly housed in the case and including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator between the first electrode and the second electrode, the first electrode having a coating portion coated with a first active material and a non-coating portion absent... Agent:

20110244312 - Stack type battery: In a stack type battery, stacked positive and negative electrode lead tabs (11, 12) are joined to one another at a location between the current collector terminals and the electrode plates, the positive and negative electrode lead tabs (11, 12) being folded at an intermediate location between positive and negative... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.

20110244315 - Pouch type secondary battery and the fabrication method thereof: A method of forming a secondary battery comprises: positioning an electrode assembly between a first pouch sheet and a second pouch sheet; initially sealing outer portions of the first pouch sheet and of the second pouch sheet on at least one side of the first and second pouch sheets; and... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20110244316 - Electrical connection device for an output terminal of a storage battery: A storage battery (1) includes a container (2) containing an electrochemical stack (9) comprising alternating positive and negative electrodes flanking electrolyte-impregnated separators. A current output terminal (7) passes through a lid (5) of the container. A connector (10), which electrically connects the electrodes of one polarity to the terminal (7)... Agent: Saft Groupe Sa

20110244317 - Terminal of rechargeable battery and method of manufacturing the same: A terminal of a rechargeable battery, which can provide a current path having reduced resistance between a bus bar and the terminal by separately forming a collector terminal and a coupling terminal while increasing a coupling force between the bus bar and the collector terminal, and a method of manufacturing... Agent:

20110244318 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly comprising a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate and a separator interposed therebetween, and an electrolyte. A case accommodates the electrode assembly and an electrolyte. A finishing material is attached to an outer surface of the electrode assembly. In the secondary battery,... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20110244319 - Secondary battery and battery system: A secondary battery in accordance with the present invention includes a square battery can 1 having a positive electrode terminal and a negative electrode terminal, an electrode assembly 9 arranged in the square battery can having a sheet-shaped positive electrode 2 electrically connected to the positive electrode terminal and a... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

20110244321 - Lithium secondary battery of improved low-temperature power property: Provided is a lithium secondary battery which has excellent low-temperature power output characteristics by the inclusion of a given amount of a lithium metal oxide and/or a lithium metal sulfide in an anode mix for a lithium secondary battery containing a carbon-based anode active material and is thereby capable of... Agent:

20110244320 - Negative electrode materials for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A negative electrode of a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery comprises a current collector and a mixture comprising a negative electrode active material, a conductive material, and a binder on the current collector. The negative electrode active material has the overall composition: MaSibPc, wherein: 0<a<1, 0<b<1, 0<c<1, and a+b+c=1; and M... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20110244322 - Core-shell type anode active material for lithium secondary batteries, method for preparing the same and lithium secondary batteries comprising the same: Provided are a core-shell type anode active material for lithium secondary batteries including a carbonaceous material core; and a shell formed outside the carbonaceous material core, the shell including a PTC (Positive Temperature Coefficient) medium. The core-shell type anode active material for lithium secondary batteries has the shell including the... Agent: Kokam Co., Ltd.

20110244324 - Li-ion battery cathode materials with over-discharge protection: where 0<x<1 and a+b+c=1, and x, a, b, and c are selected to provide a cathode irreversible capacity loss during a first charge of the lithium-ion battery that is greater than or equal to the anode irreversible capacity loss, and wherein the cathode possesses a voltage step less than about... Agent: A123 Systems, Inc.

20110244323 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and method for fabricating the same: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode 4 including a positive electrode current collector and a positive electrode mixture layer including a positive electrode active material and a binder, the positive electrode mixture layer being provided on the positive electrode current collector, a negative electrode 5, a porous... Agent:

20110244325 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and method for fabricating the same: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode (4), a negative electrode (5), a porous insulating layer (6), and a nonaqueous electrolyte. In the positive electrode (4), a positive electrode mixture layer (4B) is provided on at least one surface of a positive electrode current collector (4A). A tensile... Agent:

20110244326 - Electrode for secondary battery and manufacturing process for the same: n

20110244327 - Lithium secondary battery: A lithium secondary battery includes a negative electrode, a positive electrode, and an electrolyte. The negative electrode includes a negative electrode current collector and a negative electrode active material layer. The negative electrode active material layer is provided on the negative electrode current collector. The negative electrode active material layer... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.

20110244328 - Negative electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery using the same, and method for manufacturing negative electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: There is provided a negative electrode for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery in which when a battery is formed, the energy density is high, and moreover, the decrease in charge and discharge capacity is small even if charge and discharge are repeated. By using silicon oxide particles having a particle... Agent: Nec Energy Devices, Ltd.

20110244329 - Cathode active material for lithium secondary battery and lithium secondary battery having the same: e

20110244330 - Electrode configuration for batteries: An electrode for an electrochemical cell including a polymer substrate, a conductive material in contact with the polymer substrate, a conductive ink in contact with the conductive material, and an active electrode material in contact with the conductive ink. The conductive ink is configured to enhance the adhesion between the... Agent: Johnson Controls - Saft Advanced Power Solutions LLC

20110244331 - Doped positive electrode active materials and lithium ion secondary battery constructed therefrom: Positive electrode active materials comprising a dopant in an amount of 0.1 to 10 mole percent of Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Zn, Cd or a combination thereof are described that have high specific discharge capacity upon cycling at room temperature and at a moderate discharge rate. Some materials of interest... Agent:

20110244332 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery has a positive electrode containing a positive electrode active material, a negative electrode, and a non-aqueous electrolyte. The positive electrode active material includes a lithium-containing oxide Lix1Nay1CoαMnβOγ, where 0.66<x1<1.1, 0<y1≦0.02, 0.75≦α<1, 0<β≦0.25, and 1.9≦γ≦2.1.... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.

20110244333 - Negative electrode material for secondary battery with non-aqueous electrolyte, method for manufacturing negative electrode material for secondary battery with non-aqueous electrolyte, and lithium ion secondary battery: The present invention is a method for manufacturing a negative electrode material for a secondary battery with a non-aqueous electrolyte comprising at least: coating a surface of powder with carbon at a coating amount of 1 to 40 mass % with respect to an amount of the powder by heat... Agent: Shin-etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.

20110244334 - Negative electrode material for secondary battery with non-aqueous electrolyte, method for manufacturing negative electrode material for secondary battery with non-aqueous electrolyte, and lithium ion secondary battery: The present invention is a negative electrode material for a secondary battery with a non-aqueous electrolyte comprising at least a silicon-silicon oxide composite and a carbon coating formed on a surface of the silicon-silicon oxide composite, wherein at least the silicon-silicon oxide composite is doped with lithium, and a ratio... Agent: Shin-etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.

20110244335 - Separation membrane for battery, and battery: A separation membrane for a battery which is constructed by binding a scaly inorganic porous material comprising silica, alumina or the like with a binder in a membrane shape, the separation membrane for a battery being provided on the surface of a positive electrode, a negative electrode or a separator... Agent: Nippon Sheet Glass Company, Limited

20110244336 - Single-layer microporous foil for batteries having shut-off function: Single-layer or multilayer, biaxially oriented, microporous foil having a shut-off function, which comprises propylene homopolymer and propylene block copolymer, polyethylene and β-nucleating agent.... Agent: Treofan Germany Gmbh & Co. Kg

20110244337 - Garnet-type lithium ion-conducting oxide and all-solid-state lithium ion secondary battery containing the same: An all-solid-state lithium ion secondary battery containing a novel garnet-type oxide serving as a solid electrolyte. The garnet-type lithium ion-conducting oxide is one represented by the formula Li5+XLa3(ZrX, A2-X)O12, wherein A is at least one selected from the group consisting of Sc, Ti, V, Y, Nb, Hf, Ta, Al, Si,... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenkyusho

20110244338 - Electrolyte for a magnesium sulfur battery: An electrochemical device, having an anode containing magnesium; a cathode stable to a voltage of at least 3.2 V relative to a magnesium reference; and an electrolyte obtained by admixture of a magnesium salt of a non-nucleophilic base comprising nitrogen and aluminum trichloride in an ether solvent is provided. As... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing Na

20110244339 - Non-aqueous electrolyte solution for lithium secondary battery and lithium secondary battery comprising the same: Disclosed are a non-aqueous electrolyte solution for a lithium secondary battery and a lithium secondary battery comprising the same. The non-aqueous electrolyte solution for a lithium secondary battery may include difluorotoluene having a lowest oxidation potential among components of the non-aqueous electrolyte solution. The lithium secondary battery may have improvement... Agent:

20110244340 - Membrane electrode assemblies with hydrogen peroxide decomposition catalyst: A membrane electrode assembly includes an anode including a hydrogen oxidation catalyst; a cathode; a membrane disposed between the anode and the cathode; and a peroxide decomposition catalyst positioned in at least one position selected from the group consisting of a layer between the anode and the membrane and a... Agent: Utc Power Corporation

20110244341 - Power generation apparatus: A power generation apparatus comprises a fuel cell and a reforming module, wherein the reforming module is adapted to reform hydrocarbon fuel into hydrogen and other components, and to separate the hydrogen from the other components. The apparatus is arranged so that the hydrogen is fed from the reforming module... Agent: Prototech As

20110244342 - Fuel cell system: The fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack, a fuel supply supplying a fuel to the fuel cell stack, and an oxidizing agent supply supplying an oxidizing agent to the fuel cell stack. The fuel cell stack includes a first end plate, a moisture exchanger, an electrical generator, and... Agent:

20110244343 - Fuel cell system including water injection device: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell, an oxidant-gas supply passage, a compressor, a water injection device, a return passage, and a regulation valve. The fuel cell is to generate power utilizing an electrochemical reaction between oxidant gas and fuel gas. The oxidant gas flows toward the fuel cell... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20110244344 - Device for producing gaseous hydrogen, system for producing electric power, and corresponding method for producing gaseous hydrogen: An embodiment of a device for producing gaseous hydrogen comprising a reaction chamber having a solution with catalyst, a tank chamber comprising a reactant suitable for reacting with the solution with catalyst for the production of gaseous hydrogen, the tank chamber being provided with removable partition means suitable for defining... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.

20110244345 - Photoelectrochemical method of separating water into hydrogen and oxygen, using melanins or the analogues, precursors or derivatives thereof as the central electrolysing element: The invention essentially consists in the use of melanins, melanin precursors or melanin derivatives, melanin variants, melanin analogues, natural or synthetic, pure or mixed with organic or inorganic compounds, metals, ions, drugs; as water electrolyzing material, using as sole or main source of energy, natural or synthetic light, coherent or... Agent:

20110244347 - Compression fill of anode of a fuel cell system: A method for filling a fuel cell system with a fuel during start-up is disclosed, the method including the steps of providing a fuel cell stack having a plurality of fuels cells, each fuel cell having an active area, the fuel cell stack including an anode supply manifold and an... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20110244348 - Feedback control of h2 injection during park based on gas concentration model: A method for determining when to inject hydrogen gas into the anode side of a fuel cell stack associated with a fuel cell vehicle when the vehicle is off. The method includes estimating the concentration of hydrogen gas in the anode side of the fuel cell stack using a gas... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20110244350 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell having a plurality of single cells laminated together and an estimating unit for estimating residual water content distributions in a fuel gas flow channel and an oxidation gas flow channel and a moisture content distribution in an electrolyte membrane in a cell... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20110244346 - Method of entering and exiting a regenerative/stand-by mode on a fuel cell system where the fuel cell is separated from the regenerative source by a blocking power diode: A method for operating a fuel cell stack where electrical energy from regenerative braking is used to operate system loads instead of using fuel cell stack power to conserve hydrogen. A fuel cell stack and an ultracapacitor are electrically coupled to a high voltage electrical bus. A by-pass line is... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20110244349 - Method to detect no coolant flow in a fuel cell system: A method for determining whether a fuel cell stack cooling fluid is flowing at cold fuel cell system start-up. The method monitors the temperature of the cooling fluid outside of the fuel cell stack, and determines whether the temperature of the cooling fluid is increasing properly as the temperature of... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20110244351 - Operating method of fuel cell system: A method of operating a fuel cell includes: generating an electrical power in a fuel cell stack while no fuel is being supplied from a fuel tank; reducing an output voltage of the electrical power toward a target voltage to increase an output current of the electrical power; measuring a... Agent:

20110244352 - Fuel cell system comprising an insulating device: The invention relates to a fuel cell system comprising an insulation means for thermally insulating a first portion from a second portion, the first portion during operation of the fuel cell system generally being at a higher temperature level than the second portion and the insulation means comprising at least... Agent: Enerday Gmbh

20110244353 - Method of obtaining optimal design for a header of fuel cell stack and fuel cell stack with an optimally designed header: A method of obtaining an optimal design for a header of a fuel cell stack and a fuel cell stack with an optimally designed header are provided. The method includes providing a fuel cell stack and obtaining an optimal design for a header of the fuel cell stack. The fuel... Agent: Chung-hsin Electric And Machinery Manufacturing Corp.

20110244354 - Fuel cell system and method for production thereof: A contact used to electrically connect High-temperature density fuel cells together is provided. The contact includes at least one hollow cord which each has at least three contact surfaces with the fuel cell, of which two contact surfaces connect neighboring anode surfaces and the third contact surface connects the interconnector... Agent:

20110244355 - Fuel cell stack compression enclosure apparatus: A fuel cell system is provided including a fuel cell stack including at least one fuel cell, a first compression plate disposed adjacent the fuel cell stack, a second compression plate disposed adjacent the fuel cell stack, and a compression enclosure apparatus. The compression enclosure apparatus comprises a unitary main... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20110244356 - Fuel cell: A DMFC is provided in which the structure is simplified and the thickness is reduced without impairing diffusibility of fuel, air and generated products. An anode catalyst layer and a cathode catalyst layer sandwich an electrolyte membrane. Liquid fuel stored in a fuel chamber is directly supplied to the anode... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.

20110244357 - Electrocatalyst composition and fuel cell containing same: An electrocatalyst composition comprising one or more electrically conductive particles of one or more of carbon black, activated carbon, and graphite with one or more catalysts of a macrocycle and a metal adhered and/or bonded to the outer surface of the particles. The catalyst can be comprised, for example, of... Agent: Swift Enterprises, Ltd.

20110244358 - Gas diffusion layer and process for production thereof, and fuel cell: An object of the present invention is to provide a gas diffusion layer having gas flow passages formed at its one main surface, which is capable of achieving a further improvement in power generation performance. The fuel cell-use gas diffusion layer (14A, 14C) of the present invention has a double-layer... Agent:

20110244359 - Membrane electrode assembly for fuel cell and fuel cell using the same: A membrane electrode assembly for a fuel cell includes an anode, a cathode, and an electrolyte membrane disposed between the anode and the cathode. The cathode includes a cathode catalyst layer and a cathode diffusion layer disposed on the cathode catalyst layer. The cathode diffusion layer includes a conductive porous... Agent:

20110244360 - Electrolytic membrane structure for fuel cell and fuel cell: A catalyst layer 2 is formed by conductive particles 4 carrying catalyst particles 5, and a boundary layer 3 is disposed adjacent to the catalyst layer 2 and is positioned between a portion which is easily contacted with an oxygen gas and the catalyst layer 2. The boundary layer 3... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20110244361 - Liquid fuel and fuel cell: A liquid fuel containing an ionic microgel is provided. A fuel cell having an anode for oxidizing the liquid fuel, a cathode for reducing an oxidizing agent, and an electrolyte film sandwiched between the anode and the cathode is provided.... Agent: Shiseido Company, Ltd.

20110244362 - Catalyst for fuel cell, membrane-electrode assembly including same, and fuel cell system including same: l

20110244363 - Electrode catalyst for fuel cell, membrane-electrode assembly for fuel cell including same, and fuel cell system including same:

20110244364 - High temperature membrane electrode assembly with high power density and corresponding method of making: A membrane electrode assembly (MEA) with enhanced current density or power density is fabricated using high temperature (HT) proton exchange membrane (PEM). The MEA can be utilized in high temperature PEM fuel cell applications. More specifically, the MEA is modified with the addition of one or more of selected materials... Agent:

20110244365 - Metal oxide-yttria stabilized zirconia composite and solid oxide fuel cell using the same: Disclosed is a metal oxide-yttria stabilized zirconia composite, including 25˜75 wt % of a metal oxide-3 mol % yttria stabilized zirconia composite, and 75˜25 wt % of a metal oxide-8 mol % yttria stabilized zirconia composite. A solid oxide fuel cell is also provided, which includes the metal oxide-yttria stabilized... Agent:

20110244366 - Ion conductor and fuel cell: There is provided a fuel cell capable of ensuring high safety, and capable of obtaining favorable characteristics such as power density. As a first fluid containing an electrolyte, an ion conductor in which an organic compound which is solid at a room temperature and which has at least one of... Agent: Sony Corporation

20110244368 - Norbornene-type polymers having quaternary ammonium functionality: Embodiments of the present disclosure encompass vinyl addition and ROMP polymers having at least one type of repeating unit that encompasses a comprise N+(CH3)3OH− moiety. Other embodiments in accordance with the disclosure include alkali anion-exchange membranes (AAEMs) made from one of such polymers, anion fuel cells (AFCs) that encompass such... Agent: Promerus LLC

20110244367 - Separation membrane for fuel cell, and method for production thereof: Disclosed is a membrane for a fuel cell, which comprises: a polymer electrolyte membrane which comprises a cross-linked anion-exchange resin having a strongly basic anion-exchange group such as a quaternary ammonium salt group, a quaternary pyridinium salt group and a quaternary imidazolium salt group; and a polymer which is attached... Agent: Tokuyama Corporation

20110244369 - Gas channel forming member in fuel cell, method for manufacturing same, and device for molding same: A gas diffusion layer (19) contacts the surface of an electrode layer (17) contacting the surface of a solid electrolyte membrane (16), and a gas channel forming member (21) interposed between the gas diffusion layer (19) and a separator (23). The separator (23) and a first tilted plate portion (28a)... Agent: Toyota Shatai Kabushiki Kaisha

20110244370 - Fuel cell plate flow field: A method of manufacturing a fuel cell flow field plate is disclosed in which a generally even flow distribution across the flow field is provided. The method includes providing an inlet manifold in fluid communication with the flow field. The flow field includes multiple channels for which some of the... Agent:

20110244371 - Microporous thin film comprising nanoparticles, method of forming the same, and fuel cell comprising the same: A microporous thin film, a method of forming the same and a fuel cell including the microporous thin film, are provided. The microporous thin film includes uniform nanoparticles and has a porosity of at least about 20%. Therefore, the microporous thin film can be efficiently used in various applications such... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20110244372 - Fuel supply with improved connecting valve: Disclosed herein are connecting valves (12, 14) with an interchangeability feature (18, 20) to ensure that the fuel cell fuel matches the fuel cell. Also disclosed are retainer mechanisms (28, 30, 32, 36) capable of releasably connecting the fuel supply to the fuel cell or to the electronic device equipped... Agent: Societe Bic

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