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Chemistry: electrical current producing apparatus, product, and process February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/12

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02/23/2012 > 47 patent applications in 34 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120045665 - Battery pack: The embodiment relates to a battery pack having improved durability and safety by forming fixing ribs in a holder case mounted on a plurality of battery cells to fix the battery cells and a lead wire in implementing the battery pack. A battery pack according to the present invention includes:... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20120045666 - Battery pack: A battery pack having a holder case capable of preventing short-circuit between a cap plate and an electric terminal, instead of a washer, thereby increasing a coupling force between the holder case and a bare cell while minimizing the volume of the battery pack. The battery pack includes a bare... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20120045667 - Battery pack having waterproof structure: A battery pack includes terminals (33) and a lock hook (37b). The terminals (33) are fastened onto a circuit board (74) and connected to rechargeable batteries (39). The terminals are exposed externally of a casing (31). The hook (37b) protrudes from a surface of the casing (31), and holds the... Agent:

20120045668 - Implantable pulse generator with a stacked battery and capacitor: One example includes a configurable power source system for an implantable device having a predetermined power requirement, the system comprising a housing for a battery and a capacitor, the housing including a distance D between a first internal face and a second internal face, the housing adapted to fit within... Agent:

20120045669 - Flowing electrolyte battery with electric potential neutralization: Flowing electrolyte batteries capable of being selectively neutralized chemically; processes of selectively neutralizing flowing electrolyte batteries chemically; and processes of selectively restoring the electrical potential of flowing electrolyte batteries are disclosed herein.... Agent: Premium Power Corporation

20120045670 - Auxiliary electrodes for electrochemical cells containing high capacity active materials: Provided are novel electrochemical cells that include positive electrodes, negative electrodes containing high capacity active materials such as silicon, and auxiliary electrodes containing lithium. An auxiliary electrode is provided in the cell at least prior to its formation cycling and is used to supply lithium to the negative electrode. The... Agent: Amprius, Inc.

20120045671 - Battery pack including a support frame: A battery pack including a support frame. The support frame includes a plurality of recesses for receiving a plurality of battery cells, a first vent, a second vent, a first peripheral support section, a second peripheral support section, and an air passage. The first vent is located on a first... Agent:

20120045672 - Vented battery pack: A lithium battery includes a lithium cell package disposed within an enclosure having means to route gases vented from the package in a controlled fashion. A plurality of enclosures may be stacked, defining a vent conduit for collecting and routing gases vented from any of the plurality of enclosures. Means... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20120045673 - Apparatus for indicating remaining electric charge of battery and device for power supplying and recharging comprising the same: An apparatus for indicating remaining electric charge of a battery and a device for power supplying and recharging comprising the same are disclosed. The apparatus for indicating remaining electric charge of a battery according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention comprises: a conducting part including a light emitting... Agent: Samsung Mobile Display Co., Ltd.

20120045674 - Jelly roll and electrode assembly having the same: Embodiments of the present invention facilitate a winding process and enable auxiliary current collectors to be securely fixed to a main current collector, thereby minimizing deformation during battery charging and discharging and maintaining sufficient strength. The jelly roll includes a first auxiliary current collector, a second auxiliary current collector, a... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20120045675 - Interchangeable battery pack apparatus and method: An interchangeable battery pack apparatus and method are disclosed which includes a top housing having a printed circuit board and a connector for electrically connecting a pair of batteries in order to provide an electrical power with respect to an external device. A bottom housing having a number of battery... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20120045677 - Apparatus for charging and discharging: An apparatus for charging and discharging includes a support portion, first and second racks, first and second vertical partition walls and a pinion. The support portion supports a secondary battery. The first and second racks are moved in a horizontal direction. The plurality of first vertical partition walls are fixed... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20120045676 - Fixing apparatus for fixing battery: A fixing apparatus for fixing a battery in an electronic device is provided. The fixing apparatus includes a circuit board, a support frame, and a cover. The circuit board defines an opening therein. The support frame is received in the opening and is configured for receiving the battery. The cover... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20120045679 - Portable terminal device: Provided is a portable terminal device, which has a battery cover that can be opened/closed without a tool, and is small and thin, while ensuring the waterproof structure. A portable terminal device (100) is provided with: a first housing (110) having a battery pocket (141) which houses a battery (160);... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120045678 - Tool batteries: A battery housing of a tool battery has a hook accommodation chamber and a battery cell accommodation chamber defined therein. A hook is accommodated within the hook accommodation chamber and is operable to lock and unlock the tool battery against a tool body of a power tool. Battery cells are... Agent: Makita Corporation

20120045680 - Redox flow battery: A redox flow battery having a high electromotive force and capable of suppressing generation of a precipitation is provided. In a redox flow battery 100, a positive electrode electrolyte and a negative electrode electrolyte are supplied to a battery cell including a positive electrode 104, a negative electrode 105, and... Agent:

20120045683 - Battery system and manifold assembly having a manifold member and a connecting fitting: A battery system and a manifold assembly therein are provided. The assembly includes a manifold member having a tubular wall with an inner surface defining a central aperture that extends from the first end to the second end. The tubular wall further includes apertures extending therethrough. The manifold member further... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20120045684 - Battery system and manifold assembly with two manifold members removably coupled together: A battery system and a manifold assembly are provided. The assembly includes a first manifold member having a first tubular wall. The first manifold member further includes a first sealing member disposed on a first inner surface proximate to the first end, and a first male connecting portion extending from... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20120045681 - Extruded thermal fin for temperature control of battery cells: A thermal management system for a battery pack includes a plurality of main bodies disposed in a stack, an inlet conduit and an outlet conduit in fluid communication with the plurality of main bodies, and a retention panel coupled to the plurality of main bodies. The main bodies include a... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20120045682 - Repeating frame battery with compression joining of cell tabs to welded connection terminals: A repeating frame assembly for a battery pack includes a first cooling frame member having a first electrically conductive connection terminal adjacent a first end of the first cooling frame member. The connection terminal includes a top leg forming at least a portion of the first surface of the first... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20120045685 - Electric storage device: To provide an electric storage device whose negative electrode can be doped with lithium ions in a short time and whose resistance can be lowered. An electric storage device including a unit that is obtained by alternately stacking a positive-electrode sheet 9 and a negative-electrode sheet 10 with a separator... Agent: Nec Tokin Corporation

20120045686 - Battery module: A battery module including a plurality of rechargeable batteries electrically connected to one another; an end plate arranged at an outermost rechargeable battery of the plurality of rechargeable batteries and supporting the plurality of rechargeable batteries; and at least one elastic member at a surface of the end plate facing... Agent:

20120045687 - Negative active materials, lithium ion batteries, and methods thereof: Methods of preparing negative active materials and negative active materials are provided herein. The preparation methods include: A) mixing a carbon material, an organic polymer, a Sn-containing compound—optionally with water—to obtain a mixed solution system; B) adding a complexing agent into the mixed solution system obtained in step A optionally... Agent: Byd Company Limited

20120045688 - Lithium super-battery with a functionalized nano graphene cathode: An electrochemical energy storage device, lithium super-battery, comprising a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a porous separator disposed between the two electrodes, and a lithium-containing electrolyte in physical contact with the two electrodes, wherein the positive electrode comprises a plurality of chemically functionalized nano graphene platelets (f-NGP) or exfoliated graphite... Agent:

20120045689 - Battery electrode sheet and manufacturing method therefor: An electrode sheet is such that active material layer(s) is/are present and has/have been subjected to working by rolling at entire surface(s) thereof, except for at least one uncoated region U, of electrode sheets) comprising sheet(s) of metal foil(s) S. Moreover, drawn region(s) is/are provided at region(s) uncoated with active... Agent: Gs Yuasa International Ltd.

20120045691 - Carbon nanotube based electrode materials for high performance batteries: Improved battery materials, and a process for producing such improved battery materials are disclosed. The materials and methods employ battery components based on porous lightweight non woven substrate materials that are coated with dispersions comprised of carbon nanotubes, conductive secondary particles (usually with an approximate diameter between about 0.5 nm... Agent: Mystic Technology Partners

20120045690 - High manganese polycrystalline anode material, preparation method thereof and dynamic lithium ion battery: Provided are a high manganese polycrystalline anode material, preparation method thereof and dynamic lithium ion battery. The general formula of the high manganese polycrystalline anode material is LiwMnx(CoNi)yOz, wherein x=0.4-2.0, y=0.1-0.6, x+y<2, z≧2, and w≧1. The weight of Mn is not less than 40% of the weight of LiwMnx(CoNi)yOz, and... Agent: Guizhou Zhenhua New Material Co., Ltd.

20120045692 - Electrical appliance: An object is to increase the conductivity of an electrode including active material particles and the like, which is used for a battery. Two-dimensional carbon including 1 to 10 graphenes is used as a conduction auxiliary agent, instead of a conventionally used conduction auxiliary agent extending only one-dimensionally at most,... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

20120045694 - Cathode, method of preparing the same, and lithium battery including the cathode: A cathode, a method of preparing the same, and a lithium battery including the cathode. The cathode includes: a current collector; a first cathode active material layer disposed on the current collector; and a second cathode active material layer disposed on the first cathode active material layer, wherein the first... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120045693 - Negative active material for rechargeable lithium battery, method of preparing same, and rechargeable lithium battery including same: c

20120045695 - Negative electrode for a rechargeable lithium battery and rechargeable lithium battery including the same: A negative electrode for a rechargeable lithium battery and a rechargeable lithium battery including the same, the negative electrode including a negative active material; and a lithium ion adsorbent having a specific surface area of about 10 m2/g to about 100 m2/g.... Agent:

20120045696 - 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: MaSibPcBd; in which: 0<a<1, 0<b<1, 0<c<1, 0<d<1, and a+b+c+d=1;... Agent:

20120045697 - Electrolyte for rechargeable lithium battery, and rechargeable lithium battery including same: n

20120045698 - Non-aqueous liquid electrolyte and non-aqueous liquid electrolyte secondary battery using the same: A non-aqueous liquid electrolyte to be used for a non-aqueous liquid electrolyte secondary battery containing a anode electrode and a cathode electrode, capable of intercalating and deintercalating lithium ions, and the non-aqueous liquid electrolyte. In the non-aqueous liquid electrode, the anode electrode contains an anode electrode active material having at... Agent: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

20120045699 - Fuel cell power and water generation: Methods and systems provide for the creation of power, water, and heat utilizing a fuel cell. According to embodiments described herein, fuel is provided to a fuel cell for the creation of power and a fuel byproduct. The fuel byproduct is routed to a byproduct separation phase of a power... Agent:

20120045700 - Atomic layer deposition method for applying boron-containing films: Triethylboron is a useful precursor for depositing films in an atomic layer deposition process. This precursor is useful for depositing boron containing films. Boron containing films are excellent lubricating coatings for zinc powders, improving their flow properties and simplifying powder handling. This makes the coated zinc powders especially useful for... Agent:

20120045702 - Fuel cell module: Disclosed is a fuel cell module provided with a fuel cell stack and a load-applying mechanism. The load-applying mechanism is provided with: a first clamping part that applies a first camping load, in the direction of stacking, to the gas seal part of the fuel cell stack; a second clamping... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20120045703 - Fuel cell module: In a fuel cell stack constituting a fuel cell module, electrolyte/electrode assemblies and separators are alternately laminated. An electrolyte/electrode assembly is arranged on one end of the fuel cell stack in the lamination direction, while a separator is arranged on the other end of the fuel cell stack in the... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20120045701 - Solid oxide fuel system: A system and method satisfies temperature and pressure requirements of solid oxide fuel cell system 10 in a manner that increases the overall efficiency and decreases the overall weight of system 10. The system and method include a secondary blower 30 for boosting air stream pressure level sufficient for operation... Agent: Utc Power Corporation

20120045704 - Durable ionomeric polymer for proton exchange membrane and membrane electrode assemblies for electrochemical fuel cell applications: The present invention provides a proton exchange membrane and a membrane electrode assembly for an electrochemical fuel cell. A catalytically active component is disposed within the membrane electrode assembly. The catalytically active component comprises particles of cobalt cations and boron stabilized silicon oxide. The present invention also provides for a... Agent: E.i. Du Pont De Nemours And Company

20120045705 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a first power generation module configured to have a power generation assembly including a catalyst, an anode-side non-power generation structure placed in contact with the power generation assembly, and a cathode-side non-power generation structure placed on opposite to the power generation assembly across the power... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20120045706 - Cooling system and method of a fuel cell: A cooling system of a fuel cell is provided with a main cooling flow passage and a bypass cooling flow passage which is arranged parallel with the main cooling flow passage and diverts the same coolant, as flow passages through which coolant flows. A radiator and a coolant circulation pump... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20120045707 - Anode supported flat-tube sofc and manufacturing method thereof: Disclosed is an anode supported flat-tube solid oxide fuel cell including: a stack including a plurality of unit cells layered therein, each of the unit cells having an anode support, wherein within the anode support, a flow path allowing a fuel gas to flow is formed, and on a surface... Agent: Korea Institute Of Energy Research

20120045708 - Fuel cell module: In a fuel cell stack constituting a fuel cell module, electrolyte/electrode assemblies and separators are alternately laminated. An electrolyte/electrode assembly and a terminal separator are arranged on one end of the fuel cell stack in the lamination direction in this order outwardly, and a dummy electrolyte/electrode assembly and a terminal... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20120045709 - Datum insert for shorting protection on a fuel cell plate: A subassembly for a fuel cell stack includes a fuel cell plate and a datum hole formed in the fuel cell plate for alignment of the fuel cell plate during assembly of the fuel cell stack. The subassembly also includes a datum insert disposed adjacent the datum hole of the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20120045710 - Gas diffusion substrate: A gas diffusion substrate comprising a non-woven fibre web, thermally conductive materials and a carbonaceous residue, wherein the thermally conductive materials and carbonaceous residue are embedded within the non-woven fibre web and wherein the thermally conductive materials have a maximum dimension of between 1 and 100 μm and the gas... Agent: Johnson Matthey Public Limited Company

20120045711 - Solid acid, polymer electrolyte membrane including the same, and fuel cell using the polymer electrolyte membrane: A solid acid having a core of calixarene or calix resorcinarene. The solid acid is an ion conducting compound in which at least one of the hydroxyl groups is substituted by an organic group having a cation exchange group at a terminal end, a polymer electrolyte membrane including the same,... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd

  
02/16/2012 > 67 patent applications in 47 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120040209 - Secondary battery pack of novel structure: Disclosed herein is a secondary battery pack including a battery cell including first and second electrode terminals of specific structures, a protection circuit module (PCM) including connection members A and B connected to the first and second electrode terminals and an electrically insulated top cap, wherein a connection portion of... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20120040211 - Glass film for lithium ion battery: A glass film for a lithium ion battery has a thickness of 300 μm or less and a surface roughness (Ra) of 100 Å or less.... Agent:

20120040210 - Thermal energy transfer system for a power source utilizing both metal-air and non-metal-air battery packs: A power source comprised of a metal-air battery pack and a non-metal-air battery pack is provided, wherein thermal energy from the metal-air battery pack is used to heat the non-metal-air battery pack. In one aspect, a thermal energy transfer system is provided that controls the flow of thermal energy from... Agent: Tesla Motors, Inc.

20120040212 - Hazard mitigation within a battery pack using metal-air cells: A system and method for mitigating the effects of a thermal event within a battery pack is provided in which the hot gas and material generated during the thermal runaway of at least one non-metal-air cell of a plurality of non-metal-air cells is directed through one or more metal-air cells,... Agent: Tesla Motors, Inc.

20120040215 - Battery safety vent and battery with the same: The present invention disclosed a battery safety vent comprising: an explosion-proof film fixed on a battery cover plate, a safety vent cover covering the explosion-proof film and having a pressure release aperture, and an explosion-proof pin disposed on top of the safety vent cover, in which a free head of... Agent:

20120040213 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly, the electrode assembly including an anode, a cathode, and a separator therebetween; a case accommodating the electrode assembly, the case having an opening; a cap plate coupled to the opening of the case, the cap plate having a discharge hole; and a vent... Agent:

20120040214 - Secondary battery: A battery, including a housing defining an interior space, the housing including a safety vent, the safety vent having a concave shape such that a central portion of the safety vent protrudes toward the space, a region of the safety vent that protrudes farthest toward the space being about midway... Agent:

20120040216 - System dongle: A method for operating an electronic system with a dongle is provided. In some embodiments, the method includes receiving system information from system components. The method further comprises continuing or ceasing to operate the electronic system based upon the system information; and writing system information to the dongle.... Agent:

20120040217 - Holding element for battery case: A closing element for closing an opening (3) of a battery housing (1), including a cover (5), whereby the cover (5) comprises a connection groove (6) into which groove a wall (13) of a battery housing (1) can be inserted, whereby a connection piece (7) that can be deformed without... Agent: Carl Freudenberg Kg

20120040218 - Single cell and power battery pack comprising the same: A single cell and a power battery pack comprising the same are provided. The single cell comprises: a shell; a cover board sealing an open end of the shell; an electrode core disposed inside the shell; an electrode terminal extending through the cover board, the electrode terminal comprising a first... Agent:

20120040219 - System for fixing a battery pack and associated automated method of assembly/disassembly: The method and system for fixing a battery pack to a receptacle, the battery pack including a housing, with at least one fixing device for the housing to the receptacle, and including a rotating shaft with an alignment shape that can cooperate with a complementary shape on the receptacle, and... Agent: Renault S.a.s.

20120040220 - Method for preventing erroneous loading of component-to-be-loaded on main body side apparatus, component-to-be-loaded and battery pack: A battery device to be loaded on an electronic apparatus comprises a casing configured to house at least one battery cell therein and having upper and lower surfaces, first and second longitudinal side surfaces disposed between the upper and lower surfaces, and an end wall disposed between the upper and... Agent:

20120040226 - Battery module: A battery module includes a plurality of batteries stacked together; a plate between adjacent ones of the batteries, the plate comprising a plate body; and a connecting tab extending from an edge of the plate body; and a first connection member extending along the batteries, wherein the first connection member... Agent:

20120040224 - Combined heating and pre-charging function and hardware for propulsion batteries: A battery circuit for an electric vehicle that employs a resistor that provides both a pre-charging function at system start-up and battery heating. The battery circuit includes a positive high voltage bus line electrically coupled to a positive terminal of the battery and a negative high voltage bus line electrically... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20120040228 - Electrical power storage unit for motor vehicles: An electrical power storage unit for motor vehicles, having a housing comprising an electrical battery cell pack in a first housing section and an electrical circuit therefor in a second housing section separated from the first housing section and separately openable, wherein the second housing section has at least one... Agent: Magna E-car Systems Gmbh & Co Og

20120040227 - Energy storage module: There is provided an energy storage module including, a plurality of energy storage units having electrodes connected in series or in parallel, one or more cooling plates provided to alternate with the energy storage units, each having a flow path through which cooling water flows, so as to cool the... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20120040223 - Integrated cooling fin and frame: An integrated cooling fin and frame is described. The integrated cooling fin and frame includes a cooling fin having a cooling channel adjacent to at least one edge, the cooling channel having an inlet and an outlet; and a frame around the cooling fin and covering the edges of the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20120040221 - Integrated stackable battery: A reversibly connected battery pack is provided. The reversibly connected battery pack includes a pair of end frames, at least one frame, a plurality of battery cells, and at least one power connector. One end frame has a positive terminal, and the other has a negative terminal. The frame(s) is... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20120040225 - Modular plate carrier concept for mounting and embedded cooling of pouch cell battery assemblies: A modular assembly for housing battery cells. The modular assembly includes a plurality of U-shaped members having cooling fluid channels, where the U-shaped members are mounted together in a stacked manner. Each cooling fluid channel includes an inlet and outlet orifice, where the orifices in the stacked U-shaped members align... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations. Inc.

20120040222 - Molded frame with corrugated cooling fin for air-cooled battery: A molded cooling fin and frame is described. The molded cooling fin and frame includes a corrugated center cooling fin; a pair of outer cooling fins on opposite sides of the corrugated center cooling fin, each of the outer cooling fins having a ridge around an edge; and a frame... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20120040229 - Power battery module: The present disclosure provides a power battery module, comprising: a battery pack, an upper case, a lower case adapted to be mated with the upper case; at least a baffle plate longitudinally disposed at a lateral side of the battery pack between the lower case and the upper case to... Agent:

20120040230 - Rechargeable electrochemical cell and method of manufacturing a rechargeable electrochemical cell: An electrochemical cell includes an outer casing defining at least a portion of an anode electrode chamber, an ionically conducting separator disposed within the outer casing, an inner surface of the separator defining a cathode electrode chamber, a cathode electrode disposed within the cathode chamber, a conductive current collecting body... Agent:

20120040231 - Electrochemical device and manufacturing method thereof: Provide an electrochemical device offering a large capacity per current collector and a low internal resistance, which is also easy to assemble. Provided is a laminated sheet body 16S by inserting a negative-electrode continuous body 11BW between an adjacent pair of first current collectors 12a, 12a with their first current... Agent: Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd.

20120040232 - Microporous membranes and methods for making and using such membranes: This invention relates to microporous membranes comprising polyolefin, the use of such membranes as battery separators, and methods for producing such microporous membranes. In particular, the invention relates to microporous membranes having a shutdown temperature in the range of 120.0° C. to 130.0° C. and a maximum solid state heat... Agent: Toray Tonen Specialty Separator Godo Kaisha

20120040233 - Barrier for thin film lithium batteries made on flexible substrates and related methods: A thin film solid state battery configured with barrier regions formed on a flexible substrate member and method. The method includes forming a bottom thin film barrier material overlying and directly contacting a surface region of a substrate. A first current collector region can be formed overlying the bottom barrier... Agent: Sakti3, Inc.

20120040234 - Laminated battery and manufacturing method thereof: A laminated battery formed by laminating a plurality of flat cells each having an electrode tab includes: an insulating member disposed to prevent a short-circuit in the electrode tab; and a terminal connected to the electrode tab, wherein a tip end side of the terminal is supported by a support... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20120040235 - Pouch having improved safety, pouch-type secondary battery including the same, and medium-to-large battery pack: Provided are a pouch-type secondary battery having improved safety, and a battery pack including the pouch-type secondary battery. When inner pressure of a pouch is increased by an overdischarge, the pouch is deformed to separate electrode leads from electrode tabs. When the secondary battery is manufactured, an additional material or... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20120040236 - Battery pack: A battery pack (1) includes: multiple battery modules (3, 5, 7) stacked in a vertical direction with a predetermined gap (G1) provided between the battery modules (3, 5) and with a predetermined gap (G2) between the battery modules (5, 7); and a battery controller (13) attached to sides of the... Agent: Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.

20120040237 - Battery pack: A battery pack (1) includes: paired supporting members (35); a battery module (3, 5, 7) disposed between the supporting members (35); and a stack member (43) supporting the battery module (3, 5, 7) by linking the supporting members to each other. An extending portion (43a) protruding from the battery module... Agent: Nissan Motor Co. Ltd

20120040238 - Conductive connecting structure for a core assembly of a secondary lithium battery: A conductive connecting structure for a core assembly of a second lithium battery is used as an electrical conductive connection to connect the core assembly to the positive or negative lead terminal. The conductive connecting member is a flexible structure. By such arrangements, even if there is a dimension error... Agent:

20120040239 - Sealing construction for secondary cell: The present invention is a sealing construction for a secondary cell in which an electrode terminal member is disposed inside an opening of a cell container with interposition of a seal member, with a circumferential portion of the cell container around its opening being bent inwards together with the seal... Agent:

20120040240 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly including a positive electrode and a negative electrode formed on both surfaces of a separator; a case accommodating the electrode assembly; a cap plate closing an opening of one side of the case; and an electrode terminal installed to the cap plate, wherein... Agent:

20120040241 - Copper foil for current collector of lithium secondary battery: A copper foil for a current collector of a lithium secondary battery is configured such that a nodule cluster having an inter-nodule aspect ratio of 0.001 to 2 is provided at a matte side formed on one surface of the copper foil, in aspect of a crystal structure, a ratio... Agent:

20120040244 - Anode composition for lithium secondary battery and lithium secondary battery using the same: An anode composition for a lithium secondary battery includes an anode active material, a binder, and a conductive material. The active material includes a plurality of anode active material particles, each of which includes a core made of metal or metalloid allowing alloying or dealloying with lithium, or a compound... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20120040242 - Anode for lithium ion secondary battery, lithium ion secondary battery, electric tool, battery car, and electric power storage system: A lithium ion secondary battery having more superior cycle characteristics is provided. The lithium ion secondary battery includes a cathode, an anode, and an electrolyte. The anode has an anode active material layer in which a first layer containing silicon as an anode active material, and a second layer containing... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120040245 - Electrode compositions and methods: Provided is an electrode composition comprising an active material that includes cobalt, tin, and carbon along with methods of making and using the same. Also provided are electrodes that include the provided electrode compositions, electrochemical cells that include the provided electrodes, and battery packs that include at least one of... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20120040243 - Electrode formation from a powdered mixture: Particles of active electrode material, such as a fibrillized mixture of carbon, and binder are deposited onto a surface of a current collector sheet. The current collector sheet and the particles are processed in a high-pressure nip, such as a calender. As a result of the high-pressure processing, a film... Agent: Maxwell Technologies, Inc.

20120040246 - Fiber electrode for lithium secondary battery, fabrication method therefor, and lithium secondary battery including fiber electrode: Provided is a method for mass manufacturing, at low cost, of a fiber positive electrode for a lithium secondary battery, which has excellent charge/discharge cycle characteristics, and which is capable of charging/discharging with high current density, and a main active material of which is a lithium-doped transition metal oxide. The... Agent:

20120040247 - Layered composite materials having the composition: (1-x-y)linio2(xli2mn03)(ylicoo2), and surface coatings therefor: A straightforward and scalable solid-state synthesis at 975° C. used to generate cathode materials in the system Li(3+x)3Ni(1-x-y)CoyMn2x/3O2 {a combination of LiNiO2, Li2MnO3, and LiCoO2 as (1-x-y)LiNiO2.xLi2MnO3.yLiCoO2} is described. Coatings for improving the characteristics of the cathode material are also described. A ternary composition diagram was used to select sample... Agent: Colorado State University Research Foundation

20120040248 - Positive active material and nonaqueous secondary battery equipped with positive electrode including same: A positive active material according to the present invention used in a nonaqueous secondary battery, includes a lithium-containing transition metal oxide containing manganese, as a crystal structure of a main crystalline phase, and a sub oxide and tin (IV) oxide, each of which having an oxygen arrangement identical to that... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20120040249 - Negative active material for a rechargeable lithium battery, method of preparing the same, and rechargeable lithium battery including the same: A negative active material for a rechargeable lithium battery, a method of preparing the same, and a rechargeable lithium battery including the same, the negative active material including carbon core particles; a metallic material on the carbon core particles; and a carbon thin film covering the carbon core particles and... Agent:

20120040250 - Electrode plate for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, method for producing the same, and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: An electrode plate for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a current collector, and an electrode active material layer formed on at least part of the surface of the current collector. The electrode active material layer contains a particulate electrode active material, a binding material, and carbonic matter distinct from... Agent: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.

20120040251 - Battery electrode and method for manufacturing same: A battery electrode with a pasting textile, fabric, or scrim made with an electrode grid (e.g., a stamped grid or expanded metal grid) coated in battery electrode and covered with pasting textile formed of a bonded, non-woven fiber web. The web is formed from one or more fibers with an... Agent:

20120040252 - Non-aqueous liquid electrolyte and non-aqueous liquid electrolyte secondary battery using the same: A non-aqueous liquid electrolyte to be used for a non-aqueous liquid electrolyte secondary battery containing a anode electrode and a cathode electrode, capable of intercalating and deintercalating lithium ions, and the non-aqueous liquid electrolyte. In the non-aqueous liquid electrode, the anode electrode contains an anode electrode active material having at... Agent: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

20120040253 - Collection, storage and use of metal-air battery pack effluent: A system and method for collecting, storing and using the oxygen-rich effluent generated when charging a metal-air battery pack is provided.... Agent: Tesla Motors, Inc.

20120040254 - Bifunctional (rechargeable) air electrodes: Performance, properties and stability of bifunctional air electrodes may be improved by using modified current collectors, and improving water wettability of air electrode structures. This invention provides information on creating non-corroding, electrically rechargeable, bifunctional air electrodes. In some embodiments, this bifunctional air electrode includes a corrosion-resistant outer layer and an... Agent:

20120040255 - Hazard mitigation through gas flow communication between battery packs: A system and method for mitigating the effects of a thermal event within a non-metal-air battery pack is provided in which the hot gas and material generated during the event is directed into the metal-air cells of a metal-air battery pack. The metal-air cells provide a large thermal mass for... Agent: Tesla Motors, Inc.

20120040256 - Hydrogen generator and fuel cell system: A hydrogen generator (100) includes: a hydrogen generating unit (1) configured to generate a hydrogen-containing gas by using a raw material gas; a hydro-desulfurizer (7) configured to remove a sulfur compound in the raw material gas supplied to the hydrogen generating unit (1); a first gas channel (5) through which... Agent:

20120040259 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system 1000 includes: a gas exhaust flow path M2, 252 extended in a stacking direction of laminates 10 and configured to have one end located inside a fuel cell stack 100 and the other end located outside the fuel cell stack 100; and a water discharge flow... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20120040260 - Fuel cell system and water draining method for fuel cell system: A fuel cell system of the present invention includes: a fuel cell (1); a water circulation passage through which water circulates, the water being necessary for an operation of a fuel cell system (100); a separation mechanism configured to divide the water circulation passage into a plurality of blocks when... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120040258 - Fuel cell system comprising at least one fuel cell: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell with cathode and anode regions. The fuel cell system also includes an exchanging device through which an intake air flow flows to the cathode region and a used air flow is discharged from the cathode region. In the exchanging device, heat is... Agent: Daimler Ag

20120040257 - Fuel container for fuel cell, fuel cell using the same, and operation method of fuel cell: An object of the present invention is to downsize a fuel cell, and to stably supply fuel to a fuel electrode. According to the present invention, the above described object is attained by providing a vaporized fuel container 1518 communicated with a liquid fuel container 1517 via a gas liquid... Agent:

20120040261 - Hydrogen generating apparatus and hydrogen generating method: A hydrogen generating apparatus for effectively generating hydrogen from ammonia and relates to the hydrogen generating apparatus for generating hydrogen from ammonia. The apparatus comprises an ammonia oxidation part having ammonia oxidation catalysts which oxidizes ammonia, and an ammonia decomposition part having an ammonia decomposition catalyst which decomposes ammonia to... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20120040262 - Method for storing and transporting electrochemical energy: The invention relates to a method of storing, transporting and supplying electrochemical energy, with storage and supply being physically separated.... Agent: Basf Se

20120040263 - Fuel cell device: A fuel cell device includes a fuel cell module including a housing and a fuel cell stack which is composed of a plurality of fuel cells and is inside the housing, a power conditioner configured to supply electric current generated by the fuel cell stack to an external load, and... Agent: Kyocera Corporation

20120040264 - Hydrogen concentration sensor utilizing cell voltage resulting from hydrogen partial pressure difference: A hydrogen concentration sensor for measuring the hydrogen concentration in an anode sub-system of a fuel cell system. The hydrogen concentration sensor includes a membrane, a first catalyst layer on one side of the membrane and a second catalyst layer on an opposite side of the membrane where the sensor... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20120040265 - Fuel cell system and method for controlling same: Disclosed is a fuel cell system which comprises a power generation means that includes a plurality of fuel cells that are connectable to one another in series or in parallel through connecting terminals, a fuel gas supply conduit through which fuel electrodes of all or part of the fuel cells... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20120040266 - Fuel cell module: A fuel cell module includes a first unit cell including a first electrode, an electrolyte layer and a second electrode; and a second unit cell assembly connected to the first unit cell and including at least a second unit cell. In the fuel cell module, the respective fuel reaction areas... Agent:

20120040267 - Solid oxide fuel cell including a coupling structure: A solid oxide fuel cell having a coupling structure, the solid oxide fuel cell including a plurality of cells, each cell having a cell cap at an end thereof; and the coupling structure, the coupling structure connecting the plurality of cells, wherein the coupling structure includes a connector, the connector... Agent:

20120040268 - Polymer electrolyte fuel cell and fuel cell stack comprising the same: A polymer electrolyte fuel cell of the present invention comprises a membrane-electrode assembly (5), a first separator (6a), and a second separator (6b); the first separator (6a) having a groove-shaped first reaction gas channel (8) on one main surface of the first separator (6a) which contacts the first electrode (4a)... Agent:

20120040270 - Fuel cell electrode catalyst with reduced noble metal amount and solid polymer fuel cell comprising the same: An object of the present invention is to reduce the amount of catalytic metal such as Pt in a fuel cell. The present invention provides a fuel cell electrode catalyst comprising a conductive carrier and catalytic metal particles, wherein the CO adsorption amount of the electrode catalyst is at least... Agent: Cataler Corporation And Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20120040269 - Ion/proton-conducting apparatus and method: A c-axis-oriented HAP thin film synthesized by seeded growth on a palladium hydrogen membrane substrate. An exemplary synthetic process includes electrochemical seeding on the substrate, and secondary and tertiary hydrothermal treatments under conditions that favor growth along c-axes and a-axes in sequence. By adjusting corresponding synthetic conditions, an HAP this... Agent: University Of Rochester

20120040272 - Electrochemical cell using an ionic conductor: where, in Formula (3), Y indicates any one of S, C, N and P, R4 indicates any one of an alkyl group and a fluoroalkyl group, and m and n each indicate any one of 1 and 2.... Agent: National University Corporation

20120040271 - Electrode electrolyte for solid polymer-type fuel cell: where Z represents at least one kind of structures selected from a group consisting of a direct bond, —O— and —S—, Y represents at least one member selected from a group consisting of —CO—, —SO2—, —SO—, —CONH—, —COO—, —(CF2)1— (1 is an integer of 1 to 10) and —C(CF3)2, R20... Agent: Jsr Corporation

20120040273 - Proton conductive inorganic thin film, method of forming the same, and fuel cell including the proton conductive inorganic thin film: A proton-conductive inorganic thin film including an inorganic proton conductor, a method of forming the proton-conductive inorganic thin film, and a fuel cell including the proton-conductive inorganic thin film as an electrolyte membrane.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120040274 - Alkali metal aqueous battery: A battery cell is described that has an anode made of an alkali metal or alkali metal alloy, an alkali metal conductive membrane, and a cathode compartment that houses a hydrogen evolving cathode and a catholyte. The catholyte has dissolved salt comprising cations of the alkali metal. The battery also... Agent:

20120040275 - Fuel cell module and manufacturing method thereof: A fuel cell module includes at least one unit cell formed by sequentially stacking a first electrode current collector, a first electrode layer, an electrolyte layer, a second electrode layer and a second electrode current collector. At least one of the first and second electrode current collectors is connected to... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

  
02/09/2012 > 58 patent applications in 45 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120034493 - Electrode device, generator device and method for power generation by means of membrane-potential shunting: An electrode device (100) set up for membrane-potential shunting to cells (1) with membrane casings (2) comprises a cell holder (10) designed to hold the cells, and an electrode support (20) having at least two electrodes (21) of a first polarity, wherein the electrodes (21) are designed as protrusions... Agent: Max-planck-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Wissenschaften E.v.

20120034495 - Battery pack: A battery pack comprises a battery cell, a circuit module electrically connected to the battery cell, a first case covering one side of the battery cell, a second case covering an opposite side of the battery cell and one side of the circuit module, wherein the second case is coupled... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20120034494 - External terminal assembly and battery pack including the same: An external terminal assembly for establishing a connection between a battery pack and an electrical connector of an external device and a battery pack including the same, the external terminal assembly including an external terminal, the external terminal being electrically connectable to the electrical connector of the external device; a... Agent:

20120034496 - High current connection device for energy storage: The present invention relates to a high current connection device for contacting multiple energy storage units of an energy storage in parallel and/or in series, having the following characteristics: two poles for connecting the high current connection device to a current consumer, at least two positive terminal contacting connections for... Agent:

20120034497 - Battery pack with cell-level fusing: A battery pack, or battery pack module, is provided that achieves improved battery pack performance, system reliability and system safety while impacting only a small region of the battery pack/battery module, and thus having only a minor impact on battery pack cost, complexity, weight and size. The battery pack/battery module... Agent: Tesla Motors, Inc.

20120034498 - Fuel cell, plate having through-plane conductivity, and manufacturing method thereof: A fuel cell, a plate having through-plane conductivity and a manufacturing method of the plate are disclosed. The plate having through-plane conductivity includes a substrate and a plurality of linear conductors. The linear conductors are respectively coated with a metal material, and are oriented by a magnetic field to arrange... Agent: National Chiao Tung University

20120034499 - Structure and method for removing battery cell heat: An apparatus includes a thermal strap that connects a first terminal of a first battery cell and a second terminal of a second battery cell. The thermal strap has high thermal and electrical conductivity. A wall link connects the thermal strap to a wall having high thermal conductivity. The wall... Agent: International Battery, Inc.

20120034500 - Cell structure for electrochemical devices and method of making same: An electrochemical device comprising alternating layers of positive and negative electrodes separated from each other by separator layers. The electrode layers extend beyond the periphery of the separator layers providing superior contact between the electrodes and battery terminals, eliminating the need for welding the electrode to the terminal. Electrical resistance... Agent: Inventek Corporation

20120034501 - Battery pack configuration to reduce hazards associated with internal short circuits: A battery pack, or battery pack module, is provided that is configured to respond to a short circuit of moderate current in a manner that minimizes the risk of an initial thermal runaway event propagating throughout the battery pack/battery pack module. In general, the battery pack/battery module allows pre-selection of... Agent: Tesla Motors, Inc.

20120034502 - Rechargeable battery with current limiter: A rechargeable battery comprises a battery cell comprising a plurality of battery component films on a substrate, the battery component films including at least a pair of electrodes about an electrolyte. A current limiter is electrically coupled to the battery cell to limit the current flowing through the battery cell... Agent: Front Edge Technology

20120034503 - Positive electrode material for lithium-ion secondary battery, lithium-ion secondary battery and secondary battery module using the same: r

20120034505 - Anode and lithium battery with the anode: An anode and a lithium battery comprising the same are disclosed. The anode comprises a current collector, and an anode material coated on or filled within the current collector. The anode material comprises a carbon material and an adhesive, and the adhesive comprises a hydrophobic polymer binder and a sodium... Agent:

20120034504 - Flat secondary battery electrode group, method for manufacturing same, and flat secondary battery with flat secondary battery electrode group: Innermost parts (8A, 9A) of bent portions of an electrode group (1) are positioned opposite each other relative to a center line (6).... Agent:

20120034506 - Reverse use battery pack design: A battery pack of a handheld device has two coupling sections configured at a side surface in the face of a battery slot of the handheld device, where the coupling sections correspond to a coupling structure of the battery slot. As the battery pack is installed in the battery slot,... Agent:

20120034507 - Electricity storage module and electricity storage device equipped therewith: An electricity storage module includes a casing 110 that includes an intake port 114 through which a cooling medium is taken in located at one end of the casing, and an outlet port 115 through which the cooling medium is let out, located at another end of the casing. A... Agent: Hitachi Ltd.

20120034508 - Battery separator: A battery includes a separator with a trapping layer that traps dissolved metal ions.... Agent: The Gillette Company, A Delaware Corporation

20120034509 - Separator having porous coating layer, and electrochemical device containing the same: A separator includes a monolayer-type polyolefin-based micro-porous film having a porosity of 40 to 60%, an average pore diameter of 60 nm or less, and an air permeability of 350 s/100 mL or less; and a porous coating layer formed on at least one surface of the micro-porous film and... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20120034510 - Battery and method for producing the same: A method for producing a battery includes forming a space by expanding a liquid housing portion, the liquid housing portion being present at one end of an outer package that houses a battery element, through supply of gas from an opening portion formed at the other end of the outer... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120034512 - Lithium alloy-carbon composite nanofibers and methods of fabrication: A carbon/nanoparticle nanofiber includes a carbon base structure and a plurality of nanoparticles that include a lithium alloy or a lithium alloy precursor. One or more nanofibers may be formed into a nonwoven fabric. The fabric may be utilized as an electrode, such as for example in a battery. The... Agent: North Carolina State University

20120034511 - Sealed battery: A sealed battery with an electrode assembly and electrolyte enclosed in a battery case is provided, where a connection member can be attached to the battery case without requiring large space while avoiding increasing the length of the lead wire. The sealed battery includes: a battery case enclosing an electrode... Agent:

20120034514 - Battery pack: A battery pack having excellent assembling efficiency and strength against drop impact. The battery pack includes: an electrode assembly; a case that has a space accommodating the electrode assembly and includes a wing portion having a plurality of through-holes in at least one direction of the outer circumference; and a... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20120034513 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery is disclosed. In one embodiment, the battery includes i) an electrode assembly and ii) first and second electrode tabs spaced apart from each other and extending from the electrode assembly, wherein the first and second electrode tabs have first and second outer surfaces, respectively. The battery may... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20120034515 - Rechargeable zinc ion battery: The present invitation discloses a rechargeable zinc ion battery, in which anodic zinc will be electrochemically dissolved as Zn2+ions, diffuses to the cathodic electrode/electrolyte interface through the electrolyte, and zinc ions are subsequently intercalated into manganese dioxide during discharging. In charging, above-mentioned process will be reverse. The rechargeable zinc ion... Agent: Graduate School At Shenzhen, Tsinghua University

20120034516 - Cathode active material exhibiting improved property in high voltage: Disclosed herein is a cathode active material including a lithium transition metal oxide based on at least one transition metal selected from a group consisting of Ni, Mn and Co. The lithium transition metal oxide contains fluorine, and most of the fluorine is present on a surface of the lithium... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20120034517 - Secondary battery using an electrolyte solution: There is provided a lithium secondary battery which has excellent characteristics such as energy density and electromotive force and is excellent in cycle life and storage stability. An electrolyte solution for secondary battery comprising at least an aprotic solvent having an electrolyte dissolved therein and a compound represented by the... Agent: Nec Corporation

20120034518 - Microporous membranes, methods for making such membranes, and the use of such membranes as battery separator film: A microporous membrane comprising polyolefin copolymer, the membrane having a shutdown temperature≦130.5° C. and a shutdown activation energy E2≧3.5×103 J/mol.... Agent: Toray Tonen Specialty Separator Godo Kaisha

20120034519 - Microporous membranes, methods for making such membranes, and the use of such membranes as battery separator film: The invention relates to microporous membranes comprising polymer and having well-balanced permeability, shutdown temperature, and pin puncture strength. The invention also relates to methods for making such membranes, and the use of such membranes as battery separator film in, e.g., lithium ion secondary batteries.... Agent: Toray Tonen Speciality Separator Godo Kaisha

20120034520 - Self-sealed metal electrode for rechargeable oxide-ion battery cells: The outer surface of a metal electrode 202 of a rechargeable oxide-ion battery (ROB) cell is covered by its own dense electrolyte 204 and interconnection 206, where the dense electrolyte 204 and interconnection 206 hermetically seal the metal electrode away from oxygen-containing environment to prevent direct contact between active metal... Agent:

20120034521 - Current collector for secondary battery and secondary battery using the same: A current collector for a secondary battery (1) of the present invention includes a resin layer (2) having electrical conductivity, and an ion barrier layer (3) provided on the surface of the resin layer (2). The ion barrier layer (3) contains ion trapping particles (6) in which metal compounds (5)... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.,

20120034522 - Active material for rechargeable lithium battery and rechargeable lithium battery: An active material for a rechargeable lithium battery and a rechargeable battery, the active material including an active material core; and a thin film graphite layer on the core.... Agent:

20120034523 - Negative active material for rechargeable lithium battery and rechargeable lithium battery including same: Disclosed are a negative active material for a rechargeable lithium battery and a rechargeable lithium battery including the same. The negative active material may include a metal oxide in an amount of about 20 wt % or more, and has a specific surface area of about 500 m2/g or less.... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20120034524 - Nano-composite anode for high capacity batteries and methods of forming same: A battery anode comprised of metallic nanowire arrays is disclosed. In one embodiment the lithium battery uses Silicon nanowires or another element that alloy with Lithium or another element to produce high capacity lithium battery anodes.... Agent: Illuminex Corporation

20120034525 - Positive electrode active material for lithium ion battery: Disclosed is a positive electrode active material that provides an improved capacity density. Specifically disclosed is a positive electrode active material for a lithium ion battery with a layered structure represented by Lix(NiyM1-y)Oz (wherein M represents at least one element selected from a group consisting of Mn, Co, Mg, Al,... Agent: Jx Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation

20120034526 - Lithium ion secondary battery and battery system: This lithium ion secondary battery includes a cathode (3) including multiple oxide containing lithium as a cathode active material and Li2MnSiO4 which is different from the cathode active material and which is mixed or blended into the cathode active material as a doping material of lithium ions, and an anode... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

20120034527 - Cathode active material and nonaqueous secondary battery including cathode having the cathode active material: A cathode active material of the present invention for use in a nonaqueous secondary battery includes: a main crystalline phase including a lithium-containing transition metal oxide containing manganese and having a spinel structure; and a sub crystalline phase which is in a layer shape and which is contained in the... Agent:

20120034528 - High energy density electrical energy storage devices: High electrical energy density storage devices are disclosed. The devices include electrochemical capacitors, electrolytic capacitors, hybrid electrochemical-electrolytic capacitors and secondary batteries. Advantageously, the energy storage devices may employ core-shell protonated perovskite submicron or nano particles in composite films that have one or more shell coatings on a protonated perovskite core... Agent: Recapping, Inc.

20120034529 - Sulfide solid electrolyte material: The main object of the present invention is to provide a sulfide solid electrolyte material with less hydrogen sulfide generation amount. The present invention solves the above-mentioned problem by providing a sulfide solid electrolyte material obtained by using a raw material composition containing Li2S and sulfide of an element of... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20120034530 - Electrolytic manganese dioxide improved for tool wear reduction: An electrolytic manganese dioxide improved for tool wear reduction, methods for preparing the improved electrolytic manganese dioxide and for preparing a positive-electrode precursor, and a primary battery are provided. One method includes displacement-washing neutralized electrolytic manganese dioxide with a solution including a corrosion inhibitor configured to be at a first... Agent: Erachem Comilog, Inc.

20120034531 - Electrolyte and secondary battery: A secondary battery capable of safely improving a battery performance is provided. An electrolyte with which a separator 13 is impregnated contains an alkyl sulfone and a low-polar solvent (a solvent having a relative permittivity of 20 or less) together with an aluminum salt. The alkyl sulfone facilitates the redox... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120034532 - Non-aqueous electrolyte solution for lithium secondary battery and lithium secondary battery comprising the same: A non-aqueous electrolyte solution for a lithium secondary battery comprises a lithium salt and an organic solvent. The non-aqueous electrolyte solution further comprises a specific siloxane compound and a sulfonate compound. This non-aqueous electrolyte solution solves the capacity degradation phenomenon, which appears in a lithium secondary battery using a non-aqueous... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20120034533 - Non-aqueous electrolyte solution for lithium secondary battery and lithium secondary battery including the same: Disclosed is a non-aqueous electrolyte solution for a lithium secondary battery. The non-aqueous electrolyte solution includes a lithium salt, an organic solvent and additives. The additives include: 1 to 10% by weight of a mixture of a particular halogenated cyclic carbonate and a compound containing a vinylene or vinyl group;... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20120034534 - Lithium batteries having anodes based on polythiocyanogen: A lithium ion battery is provided which contains a cathode, an anode, an electrolyte and a separator, wherein the anode employs polythiocyanogen as an active material.... Agent: University Of Delaware

20120034535 - Reducing loss of liquid electrolyte from a high temperature polymer-electrolyte membrane fuel cell: A method for controlling an amount of a liquid electrolyte in a polymer-electrolyte membrane of a fuel cell is provided. The method comprises enriching one or more of a fuel flow and an air flow with a vapor of the liquid electrolyte, the liquid electrolyte being unreplenishable via an electrochemical... Agent: Clearedge Power, Inc.

20120034536 - fluidized bed contaminant separator and water-control loop for a fuel reactant stream of a fuel cell: A fluidized contaminant separator and water-control loop (10) decontaminates a fuel reactant stream of a fuel cell (12). Water passes over surfaces of an ammonia dissolving media (61) within a fluidized bed (62) while the fuel reactant stream simultaneously passes over the surfaces to dissolve contaminants from the fuel reactant... Agent:

20120034537 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system according to the present invention includes: a deodorizing device (20) configured to remove an odor component contained in a raw material gas; a reformer (32) configured to generate a hydrogen-containing gas through reforming reaction using the raw material gas that is discharged from the deodorizing device;... Agent:

20120034538 - High-efficiency dual-stack molten carbonate fuel cell system: A dual stack fuel cell system comprising a first fuel cell stack comprising a first anode side, adapted to receive fuel and to output a first anode exhaust, and a first cathode side, a second fuel cell stack comprising a second anode side, adapted to receive processed anode exhaust derived... Agent:

20120034539 - High efficiency and reliable fuel cell system operating at near 100% fuel utilization: A fuel cell system 110 containing fuel cells 120 contacted by hydrogen containing gaseous fuel, generating spent gaseous depleted fuel which is recirculated to a hydrogen separation system 143, preferably a heat exchanger 144 and condenser 148 to remove water 150, after which it is mixed with fresh fuel 116... Agent:

20120034540 - Burner: A burner (1) for burning a gaseous oxidant with a gaseous fuel, with a combustion chamber (2), in which the combustion reaction takes place during the operation of the burner (2), has a wall structure (4) which defines the combustion chamber (2) on the inlet side and which has oxidant... Agent:

20120034541 - Fuel cell stack and electronic device provided with the same: Provided is a fuel cell stack having reduced thickness and weight and an improved output density. The fuel cell stack according to the present invention includes two or more stacked fuel cell layers, and is characterized in that at least one of the fuel cell layers is formed by arranging... Agent:

20120034543 - Fuel cell separator, and fuel cell stack and fuel cell system using same: A separator used in a fuel cell stack includes an inlet chamber, a plurality of partition walls, and an outlet chamber. The partition walls are formed in the same length in an equal interval from the inlet chamber to the outlet chamber so as to form a plurality of linear... Agent:

20120034542 - Seal for solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell: In solid polymer fuel cells employing framed membrane electrode assemblies, a conventional anode compliant seal is employed in combination with a cathode non-compliant seal to provide for a thinner fuel cell design, particularly in the context of a fuel cell stack. This approach is particularly suitable for fuel cells operating... Agent: Ballard Power Systems Inc.

20120034544 - Fuel cell arrangement: A fuel cell arrangement (1) comprising a number of fuel cell stacks (2) formed by planar fuel cells, the stacks being arranged one after the other, each of which being provided with a gas connection for the inlet and exhaust flows of the gas of the anode and the cathode... Agent:

20120034545 - Fuel cell apparatus: A fuel cell apparatus includes a fuel cell stack in which an end plate is arranged at both ends of a cell stacked body, and a conduit that is bolted to the fuel cell stack and that supplies and discharges fluid to and from the fuel cell stack. An end... Agent:

20120034546 - Fuel cell, fuel cell stack and method for sealing a fuel cell: The invention relates to a fuel cell (1) with a membrane electrode assembly (2). The membrane electrode assembly (2) is disposed between two bipolar plates (5, 6) and connected to a sealing element (3). The sealing element (3) and the bipolar plates (5, 6) contact each other with the formation... Agent: Daimler Ag

20120034547 - Structure of solid oxide fuel cell: On each of upper and lower surfaces of a flat-plate-like support substrate having a longitudinal direction and having fuel gas flow channels formed therein, a plurality of power-generating elements A connected electrically in series are disposed at predetermined intervals along the longitudinal direction. On each of the upper and lower... Agent: Ngk Insulators, Ltd.

20120034548 - Gas diffusion layer for fuel cell: To provide a means of further improving the cell's start-up capability (below-freezing-point-start-up capability) in a low temperature environment in the gas diffusion layer used in the fuel cell. It is a gas diffusion layer for fuel cell having a pore volume of micropores of 2.0×10−4 cm3/cm2 or higher.... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20120034549 - Separator for fuel cell, and fuel cell system including same: A fuel cell separator and a fuel cell system including the same. The separator includes a main body including a plurality of cell barriers and a flow channel disposed between the cell bathers, and a hydrophilic surface-treatment layer disposed on the bottom surface of the flow channel of the main... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20120034550 - Palladium-platinum nanostructures and methods for their preparation: Palladium-seeded, dendritic platinum nanostructures that are useful as electrocatalysts and methods for preparing such nanostructures. The palladium-platinum nanostructures may be incorporated into fuel cell electrodes including fuel cells that include a proton exchange membrane (PEM).... Agent: Washington University In St. Louis

  
02/02/2012 > 94 patent applications in 62 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120028079 - Systems and method for bio-electricity production: A system and method for bio-electricity production are provided. The system includes a microorganism fuel cell in which the anode compartment comprises a microorganism cell having displayed thereon an enzyme to oxidize the substrate and generate electrons. Microorganism cells, such as bacteria or yeast, may be transformed to display enzymes... Agent: Ben-gurion University Of The Negev Research And Development Authority

20120028082 - Battery pack: A battery pack including a cap plate; a bare cell, the bare cell being sealed by the cap plate; and a circuit board facing the cap plate, wherein the circuit board includes opening units adjacent to edges thereof, the opening units providing an opening for coupling the circuit board to... Agent:

20120028085 - Lithium ion battery for railroad locomotive: Battery apparatus for use in starting railroad locomotives includes a portable housing. A Lithium Iron Phosphate chemistry Lithium ion battery is carried within the housing. The battery has a positive output lead and a negative output lead accessible from the exterior of the housing. A low voltage and high voltage... Agent:

20120028080 - Portable electronic device with heater system: A portable electronic device includes a body for housing processing circuitry, the body configured for being carried or worn by a user. A battery is coupled with the body for providing power to the processing circuitry. A flexible heater unit is disposed adjacent to the battery, the flexible heater unit... Agent:

20120028083 - Protection circuit module with thermistor and battery pack including the same: A protection circuit module with a thermistor and a battery pack including the same. In one embodiment, a battery pack includes a protection circuit module and one or more bare cells. The protection circuit module includes a printed circuit board (PCB) having a protection circuit portion, a flexible film electrically... Agent:

20120028081 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery includes a bare cell comprising an electrode assembly; a protection circuit module electrically coupled to the bare cell; an upper case including a first case and a second case opposite to the first case joined together, the upper case generally encompassing the protection circuit module; and at... Agent:

20120028084 - Spacer for battery pack and battery pack comprising the same: Disclosed herein is a spacer used in a battery pack having a plurality of battery cells mounted in a pack case, wherein the spacer is configured to have a top shape corresponding to the inner shape of the pack case in vertical section and a bottom shape corresponding to the... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd

20120028087 - Method for managing the heat in an electric battery: Methods for managing the heat in an electric battery, including, when recharging said battery, preconditioning at an average temperature T0 and, when using said battery, determining the difference ΔT1 between the temperatures of the hottest element and of the coolest element and as the absolute value ΔT2 of the difference... Agent: Dow Kokam France Sas

20120028086 - Ultra high melt temperature microporous high temperature battery separators and related methods: Disclosed or provided are non-shutdown high melt temperature or ultra high melt temperature microporous battery separators, high melt temperature separators, battery separators, membranes, composites, and the like that preferably prevent contact between the anode and cathode when the battery is maintained at elevated temperatures for a period of time and... Agent:

20120028089 - Gas release from a battery cell: A lithium-ion or polymer-ion battery or generally a battery with electrolyte that is incompatible with water. The battery has a battery cell and a gas-tight casing around the battery cell. A vent is arranged in the casing and configured to allow exit of gases from the battery cell. The vent... Agent:

20120028088 - Prismatic sealed secondary battery: The positive electrode substrate exposed portions or the negative electrode substrate exposed portions, or both, of an electrode assembly is split into two groups, and therebetween is disposed an intermediate member made of a resin material and holding one or more connecting conductive members. Collector members for the substrate exposed... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.

20120028090 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly in which a cathode plate and an anode plate are arranged with a separator being interposed therebetween, a case in which the electrode assembly is received, a cap assembly capable of sealing an open end of the case, a gasket interposed between the... Agent:

20120028092 - Aa lithium primary battery and aaa lithium primary battery: An AA lithium primary battery includes: an electrode group 4 including a positive electrode 1 containing iron sulfide as a positive electrode active material, and a negative electrode 2 containing lithium as a negative electrode active material which are wound with a separator 3 interposed therebetween. Part of the negative... Agent:

20120028093 - Ionic conductive side-chain-type polymer electrolyte, precursor thereof, and lithium secondary battery:

20120028091 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery including a wound electrode assembly formed by winding a positive electrode plate having a positive electrode tab fixed thereto, a negative electrode plate having a negative electrode tab fixed thereto, and a separator interposed therebetween, and pressing them in one side direction thereof, the wound electrode assembly... Agent:

20120028094 - Battery pack: A battery pack including a battery cell including an electrode assembly, and a case accommodating the electrode assembly therein and including an end wall at a first end, a side wall connected to the end wall and extending toward a second end opposite the first end, and a rounded portion... Agent:

20120028095 - Battery cover latching mechanism and electronic device using the same: A battery cover latching mechanism employed in an electronic device is used to assemble a battery cover to a housing. The battery cover latching mechanism includes a hook, a base body, a sliding element, and an operating element. The hook is mounted on the battery cover, and the base body... Agent: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20120028096 - Electrochemical energy generation system: An electrochemical energy generation system can include a sealed vessel that contains inside (i) at least one electrochemical cell, which has two electrodes and a reaction zone between them; (ii) a liquefied halogen reactant, such as a liquefied molecular chlorine; (iii) at least one metal halide electrolyte; and (iv) a... Agent: Primus Power Corporation

20120028099 - Electric storage module and electric storage device: An electric storage module includes: a cooling plate with a predetermined thickness between a front surface and a rear surface, with the front surface and the rear surface functioning as cooling surfaces by a coolant flowing in the cooling plate; a first battery row made up with a plurality of... Agent: Hitachi Vehicle Energy, Ltd.

20120028098 - Modular battery design: A battery pack is described. One embodiment of the battery pack includes a pair of end frames, the end frames having a top and a bottom and a pair of sides, the end frames having a detent on at least one of the sides of the end frames to receive... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20120028097 - Repeating frame battery with joining of cell tabs via welded-on male and female slip-fit connectors: A repeating cell frame for a battery pack assembly is disclosed having a cooling module and a spacer module. The cooling module includes a frame having a first electrical connector and a second electrical connector disposed thereon, wherein a first battery cell includes a first electrically conductive tab in electrical... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20120028100 - Prismatic secondary battery: A prismatic secondary battery is a prismatic lithium-ion battery including a stack-type electrode assembly in which square positive and negative electrode plates are stacked with separators interposed therebetween. The positive electrode plates are arranged inside a bag-like separator. The width of the separator protruding from an end portion of each... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.

20120028101 - Microporous membranes and methods for producing and using such membranes: A microporous membrane comprising layers, wherein at least one layer comprises a first polymer having a Tm in the range of 115.0° C. to 130.0° C. and an Mw of from 5.0×103 to 4.0×105, and the membrane has a shutdown temperature ≦130.5° C. and a rupture temperature ≧170.0° C.... Agent: Toray Tonen Specialty Separator Godo Kaisha

20120028103 - Asymmetrical separator: A separator for a battery includes a base having an anode side configured to contact an anode of the battery and a cathode side configured to contact a cathode of the battery. The anode side has a different material consistency than the cathode side.... Agent: Carl Freudenberg Kg

20120028102 - Microporous polymeric membranes, battery separators, and production methods therefor: A multilayer microporous membrane including polymer and having a shutdown temperature of ≦130.5° C. and a storage stability of 0.3V or less.... Agent: Toray Tonen Specialty Separator Godo Kaisha

20120028104 - Thermoplastic film, methods for making such film, and the use of such film as battery separator film: A thermoplastic film including a microporous polymeric membrane; and a non-woven web bonded to the polymeric microporous membrane, wherein the web comprises a plurality of fibers comprising polyolefin having a Tm≧85.0° C. and a Te-Tm≦10.0° C.... Agent: Toray Tonen Specialty Separator Godo Kaisha

20120028105 - Battery packs for vehicles and high capacity pouch secondary batteries for incorporation into compact battery packs: High performance battery packs are described especially for use in electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Based on high energy lithium ion battery designs, the battery packs can have pairs of parallel connected batteries to supply an energy capacity at full discharge of at least about 40 kilowatt-hours or... Agent:

20120028107 - Battery pack: A battery pack includes: a plurality of batteries; a housing for containing the batteries; and at least one partition plate for separating the batteries from one another. The at least one partition plate includes a metal mesh and a heat insulating layer disposed on each side of the metal mesh.... Agent:

20120028106 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, battery pack and vehicle: According to one embodiment, a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery is provided. The battery comprises a positive electrode includes a lithium-nickel complex oxide, a negative electrode includes a lithium-titanium complex oxide and a lithium-containing phosphorous oxide, and a nonaqueous electrolyte.... Agent:

20120028108 - Active material for battery, nonaqueous electrolyte battery, battery pack, and vehicle: According to one embodiment, there is provided an active material for a battery. The active material comprises a monoclinic β-type titanium composite oxide which contains fluorine.... Agent:

20120028110 - Button cell without flanging and method of making same: A method for producing a button cell with a housing includes a cell cup with a base region, a lateral region, an edge region lying therebetween and a cut edge, and a cell cover with a cover region, a lateral region, an edge region lying therebetween and a cut edge,... Agent: Varta Microbattery Gmbh

20120028109 - Electrochemical device: In an electrochemical device having an element main body 1A enclosed in an exterior package 1B, a peripheral region of the exterior package 1B is provided with an elastic structure or a plurality of elastic structures R1, R2 having an elastic force in a thickness direction (Z-axis direction) of films.... Agent: Tdk Corporation

20120028111 - Fully maintenance-free sealing plastic accumulator cover with double component or o-ring: The invention is sealing plastic accumulator cover used in accumulators (1) so called as maintenance-free accumulator (1) having a secondary cover (4) on the body cover (3) and it is characterized in that it consists of at least one locking clamp (4.1) located on the said secondary cover (4) in... Agent:

20120028112 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator therebetween; a case housing the electrode assembly; a cap plate sealing an opening of the case; and an electrode terminal installed in the cap plate, wherein the electrode terminal includes a first terminal... Agent:

20120028113 - Electrode composite material, method for making the same, and lithium ion battery using the same: An anode composite material includes an anode active material particle having a surface and a continuous aluminum phosphate layer. The continuous aluminum phosphate layer is coated on the surface of the anode active material particle. The present disclosure also relates to a lithium ion battery that includes the cathode composite... Agent: Tsinghua University

20120028116 - Composition for producing positive electrode for electricity storage device, positive electrode for electricity storage device made with said composition, and electricity storage device comprising same: This invention relates to a composition for producing a cathode for an electricity storage device, including carbon nanofibers prepared by electrospinning a spinning solution including a cathode active material, a conductive material and a carbon fiber precursor; and a binder, and to a cathode for an electricity storage device made... Agent:

20120028114 - Electrode composite material, method for making the same, and lithium ion battery using the same: A cathode composite material includes a cathode active material particle having a surface, and a continuous aluminum phosphate layer coated on the surface of the cathode active material particle. A material of the cathode active material particle is spinel type lithium manganese oxide. The present disclosure also relates to a... Agent: Tsinghua University

20120028115 - Electrode composite material, method for making the same, and lithium ion battery using the same: A cathode composite material includes a cathode active material particle having a surface, and a continuous aluminum phosphate layer coated on the surface of the cathode active material particle. A material of the cathode active material particle is layered type lithium nickel oxide. The present disclosure also relates to a... Agent: Tsinghua University

20120028117 - Fluorinated binder composite materials and carbon nanotubes for positive electrodes for lithium batteries: The present invention relates to a positive electrode composite material for Li-ion battery, to the preparation method thereof, and to the use thereof in a Li-ion battery. The composite material according to the invention includes: a) at least one conductive additive including carbon nanotubes at a content between 1 and... Agent: Arkema France

20120028118 - Electrode composite material, method for making the same, and lithium ion battery using the same: A cathode composite material includes a cathode active material particle having a surface and a continuous aluminum phosphate layer. The continuous aluminum phosphate layer is coated on the surface of the cathode active material particle. The present disclosure also relates to a lithium ion battery including the cathode composite material.... Agent: Tsinghua University

20120028119 - Electrode composite material, method for making the same, and lithium ion battery using the same: A cathode composite material includes a cathode active material particle having a surface and a continuous aluminum phosphate layer coated on the surface of the cathode active material particle. A material of the cathode active material particle is layered type lithium nickel manganese oxide. The present disclosure also relates to... Agent: Tsinghua University

20120028120 - Electrode composite material, method for making the same, and lithium ion battery using the same: A cathode composite material includes a cathode active material particle having a surface and a continuous aluminum phosphate layer coated on the surface of the cathode active material particle. A material of the cathode active material particle is layered type lithium nickel cobalt manganese oxide. The present disclosure also relates... Agent: Tsinghua University

20120028122 - Positive active material for lithium secondary battery and lithium secondary battery: The positive active material is a positive active material for a lithium secondary battery, including a lithium transition metal compound that has an olivine crystal structure and contains at least Ni, Fe, and Mn as transition metal elements, wherein when the sum of mole atoms of Ni, Fe, and Mn... Agent: Gs Yuasa International Ltd.

20120028121 - Process for preparing electroactive insertion compounds and electrode materials obtained therefrom: A process for preparing an at least partially lithiated transition metal oxyanion-based lithium-ion reversible electrode material, which includes providing a precursor of said lithium-ion reversible electrode material, heating said precursor, melting same at a temperature sufficient to produce a melt including an oxyanion containing liquid phase, cooling said melt under... Agent: Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique

20120028123 - Carbon nanotube forming substrate, carbon nanotube complex, energy device, method for manufacturing energy device, and apparatus including energy device: Provided are a substrate on which carbon nanotubes each having one end connected to the substrate can be formed at a high synthetic rate and from which the carbon nanotubes are less likely to be peeled off. The substrate is a substrate for forming the carbon nanotubes and includes a... Agent:

20120028124 - Anode materials for lithium-ion batteries: An anode material for lithium-ion batteries is provided that comprises an elongated core structure capable of forming an alloy with lithium; and a plurality of nanostructures placed on a surface of the core structure, with each nanostructure being capable of forming an alloy with lithium and spaced at a predetermined... Agent: University Of Louisville Research Foundation, Inc.

20120028125 - Electrode plate for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, method for producing the same, and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery comprises a current collector, and an electrode active material layer formed on at least part of the surface of the current collector. The electrode active material layer contains a particulate electrode active material and a binding material. The binding material is made of a crystalline... Agent: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.

20120028126 - Batteries containing bismuth glass compositions: Disclosed are glass compositions, glass fiber compositions, glass fiber battery separators, glass fiber filter media, battery additives and active materials formed with glass compositions disclosed, glass fiber radiation shields, and glass fiber paper compositions. Certain embodiments include, among other components, bismuth oxide. Certain embodiments include about 0.5-30% bismuth oxide of... Agent: Hollingsworth & Vose Company

20120028127 - Apparatus and associated methods: An electrode comprises graphene, titanium dioxide and a binder, the binder configured to facilitate the binding together of the graphene and titanium dioxide to form the electrode.... Agent: Nokia Corporation

20120028128 - All-solid-state lithium battery:

20120028129 - Method for manufacturing solid electrolyte battery and solid electrolyte battery: There are provided a method for manufacturing a solid electrolyte battery and a solid electrolyte battery, each of which can reduce the number of films and can obtain excellent performance. This method for manufacturing a solid electrolyte battery has a laminate formation step of forming a laminate in which a... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120028131 - Microporous membranes, methods for making such membranes, and the use of such membranes as battery separator film: The invention relates to microporous membranes comprising polymer and having well-balanced permeability, shutdown temperature, and pin puncture strength. The invention also relates to methods for making such membranes, and the use of such membranes as battery separator film in, e.g., lithium ion secondary batteries. The membrane has a shutdown temperature... Agent: Toray Tonen Specialty Separator Godo Kaisha

20120028130 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary cell: The non-aqueous electrolyte secondary cell includes a positive electrode having a positive electrode active material; a negative electrode having a negative electrode active material; and a non-aqueous electrolyte having a non-aqueous solvent and an electrolyte salt. And the positive electrode active material contains a compound represented by Lia(NibCocMnd)1−x−yWxZryO2 (0.9≦a≦1.2, 0.3≦b≦0.6,... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.

20120028132 - Electrolyte for electrochemical device, electrolyte solution using same, and non-aqueous electrolyte battery: n is a number of 0-3 when M is a group 13 element, and is a number of 0-5 when M is a group 15 element; and R is a halogen atom, a C1-C10 halogenated alkyl group, a C6-C20 aryl group, a C6-C20 halogenated aryl group. The electrolyte may have... Agent: Central Glass Company, Limited

20120028133 - Electrolyte, and secondary battery comprising same: Provided are an electrolyte which may prevent the degradation of the battery performance by including a functional group which can react with a side reaction site which is responsible for decomposition of negative electrode material components and a functional group which can react with moisture which is responsible for decomposition... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20120028134 - Lithium secondary battery with improved energy density: Provided is a lithium secondary battery with enhanced energy density including a cathode using a cathode active material containing lithium mixed transition metal oxide absorbing and discharging lithium ions, wherein a final discharge voltage is in the range of about 1.5 V to about 2.75 V. A final discharge voltage... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20120028135 - Fuel cell assembly and vehicle: Provided is a mounting structure of a fuel cell system capable of withstanding a collision from the side face of a fuel cell vehicle. The fuel cell system comprises a fuel cell unit for housing a fuel cell, and a protective structure having a mounting surface for mounting the fuel... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20120028136 - Air battery: There is provided an air battery that has sufficient discharge performance and can withstand prolonged use. The air battery having an electrode and a polymer film, wherein the polymer film is situated on the air intake side of the electrode, and the polymer film is a film of a polymer... Agent: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited

20120028137 - Soluble oxygen evolving catalysts for rechargeable metal-air batteries: Rechargeable metal-air battery, air electrodes for use in the metal-air battery, and methods to manufacture the same are provided. The battery includes a negative electrode capable of taking and releasing active metal ions, a porous positive electrode using oxygen as an electroactive material and an electrolyte configured to conduct ions... Agent:

20120028138 - Fuel cell system and driving method for the same: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack that includes a plurality of unit cells, each including a membrane-electrode assembly including an electrolyte membrane, a cathode at one side of the electrolyte membrane, and an anode at an opposite side of the electrolyte membrane, and separators at respective sides... Agent:

20120028139 - Fuel cell: An electrode structure 15 is received in a joint portion of frames 13, 14. A first gas diffusion layer 19 and a first gas passage forming member 21 are arranged on a first surface of the electrode structure 15. A second gas diffusion layer 20 and a second gas passage... Agent: Toyota Shatai Kabushiki Kaisha

20120028141 - Photoelectrochemical cell and energy system using the same: A photoelectrochemical cell (100) includes: a semiconductor electrode (120) including a substrate (121), a first n-type semiconductor layer (122) disposed on the substrate (121), and a second n-type semiconductor layer (123) and a conductor (124) disposed apart from each other on the first n-type semiconductor layer (122); a counter electrode... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120028140 - Thermal hydrogen compressor: A compressor for compressing a gas. The compressor receives the gas at a base pressure from a source and provides the gas at a higher pressure to a target. The compressor includes a series of pressure vessels and a one-way valve between the vessels, where a first pressure vessel is... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20120028144 - Fuel cell system and operating method thereof: A fuel cell system 100 includes: a hydrogen generating unit 16 configured to generate a hydrogen-containing gas by using a raw material; a heater 18 configured to heat the hydrogen generating unit; an electric power generation start command unit 32 configured to receive a command of start of an electric... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120028142 - Rapid start fuel reforming systems and techniques: An on-board fuel processor includes a microchannel steam reforming reactor (30) and a water vaporizer (40) heated in series with a combustion gas. The reformer (30) and the vaporizer (40) are both of a cross-flow panel configuration that allows for low combustion side pressure drop. Fuel is directly injected into... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute

20120028143 - Solid oxide fuel cell device: The present invention comprises fuel cells 84 disposed within a fuel cell module 2, a reformer 20, a reformer temperature sensor 148 for detecting a reforming state temperature, and a control section 110 for controlling the operation of the fuel cell module. The control section prohibits the normal startup POX... Agent: Toto Ltd.

20120028145 - Arrangement and method for generating hydrogen from hydrocarbon fuel: An arrangement and a method are provided for generating hydrogen from hydrocarbon fuel, wherein hydrocarbon fuel is supplied to a fuel reformer for producing hydrogen rich gas including hydrogen, carbon monoxide and possibly unconverted fuel compounds, wherein the amount of carbon monoxide and/or the unconverted fuel compounds is reduced with... Agent: Powercell Sweden Ab

20120028146 - Fuel cell system for vehicles and method for controlling the same: The present invention relates to a fuel cell system for vehicles and a method for controlling the same which stably maintains an output of a fuel cell by precisely estimating a recirculated hydrogen amount to a stack. A fuel cell system according to the present invention may include: a stack... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20120028148 - Assisted stack anode purge at start-up of fuel cell system: A fuel cell system that enables an assisted anode purge upon start-up is provided. The fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack having a plurality of fuel cells with anodes and cathodes. The fuel cell stack has an anode supply manifold and an anode exhaust manifold in fluid communication... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20120028147 - Fuel cell vehicle and method for controlling operation of the same: A fuel cell vehicle includes a stack that generates electrical energy by a fuel gas, a blower that blows air into the stack, an air cut-off valve that is mounted on an air supply line, a bypass line diverged between the air cut-off valve and the blower and having an... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20120028149 - Shutdown method for shutting down indirect internal reforming solid oxide fuel cell: Provided is a method for shutting down an indirect internal reforming SOFC, in which reliable reforming and the prevention of the oxidative degradation of the anode are possible. A1) A reforming catalyst layer temperature T is measured; C1) if T≧TrE, and there exists, among fuel flow rates Fk(j), a flow... Agent: Jx Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation

20120028150 - Power plant fuse arrangement: An exemplary power plant assembly includes a plurality of cell stack assemblies each having a plurality of fuel cells and a manifold. A fuse includes an indicator that provides an output when the fuse interrupts an electrically conductive connection between the manifold of a first one of the cell stack... Agent:

20120028151 - Method for fuel cell system control and a fuel cell system using the same: A method is provided for fuel cell system control. In this method, the operation of a fuel cell system is divided into several modes, and the operation mode of the fuel cell system can be decided according to voltage signals, current signals and temperature signals of the fuel cell system.... Agent: Institute Of Nuclear Energy Research Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan

20120028152 - Diagnosis and remediation of low anode hydrogen partial pressure in a pem fuel cell system: A system and method for preventing anode reactant starvation. The system includes a hydrogen source, an anode bleed valve, and a cell voltage monitor. The system also includes an anode sub-system pressure sensor and a controller configured to control the anode sub-system. The controller determines the average cell voltage and... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20120028153 - Solid oxide fuel cell: A solid oxide fuel cell capable of extending the time period over which initial rated output power is maintained, while restraining increases in running cost. The present invention is a solid oxide fuel cell (1), having a fuel cell module (2) furnished with multiple fuel cell units, a fuel supply... Agent: Toto Ltd.

20120028154 - Fuel cell having improved thermal characteristics: One exemplary embodiment includes a fuel cell comprising a polymer electrolyte membrane sandwiched between an anode and a cathode, a gas diffusion layer disposed over each of the cathode and the anode, a gas flow distributor layer disposed over the gas diffusion layer on both the anode and cathode sides,... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20120028155 - Systems and methods for starting and operating fuel cell systems in subfreezing temperatures: Systems and methods for initiating use of, or starting up, fuel cell stacks in subfreezing temperatures. The fuel cell stacks include a thermal management system that is adapted to deliver a liquid heat exchange fluid into thermal communication with a fuel cell stack, such as to heat the stack during... Agent: Idatech, LLC

20120028156 - Stack having uniform temperature distribution and method of operating the same: A stack and a method of operating the stack. A method of operating a stack having a plurality of cells and a plurality of cooling plates includes: supplying a working fluid to a first group of the cooling plates; and re-supplying the working fluid passed through the first group of... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120028158 - Solid oxide fuel cell: A solid oxide fuel cell is provided with which the further advance of degradation can be restrained relative to fuel cell units in which degradation has advanced. The present invention is a solid oxide fuel cell (1) which varies output power in response to a required generation amount, having a... Agent: Toto Ltd.

20120028157 - Solid oxide fuel cell stack: A solid oxide fuel cell stack is provided in which a separate fuel-blocking unit is provided to each fuel supply tube that connects a fuel supply unit to each bundle portion of the stack, so that the fuel supply to a defective bundle portion may be selectively blocked, thereby preventing... Agent:

20120028159 - Compression casing for a fuel cell stack and a method for manufacturing a compression casing for a fuel cell stack: A fuel cell or electrolysis cell stack has force distribution members with one planar and one convex shape applied to at least its top and bottom face and in one embodiment further to two of its side faces. A compressed mat and further a rigid fixing collar surrounds the stack... Agent: Topsoe Fuel Cell A/s

20120028160 - Preventing migration of liquid electrolyte out of a fuel cell: A stack (10) of fuel cells (11) is provided with barriers (32) to prevent migration of a liquid electrolyte (such as phosphoric acid) out of the cells (11). The barrier (32) is secured within a step (34) defined within a land region (28) of a separator plate assembly (18) and... Agent:

20120028161 - Fuel cell: According to one embodiment, a fuel cell includes a membrane electrode assembly including a plurality of anodes, a plurality of cathodes each forming a pair with a corresponding one of the plurality of anodes, and an electrolyte membrane interposed between the anodes and the cathodes, a current collector configured to... Agent:

20120028162 - Electrolyte supported cell designed for longer life and higher power: A solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) includes a cathode electrode, an anode electrode, and a solid oxide electrolyte located between the anode electrode and the cathode electrode. The cathode electrode is a porous ceramic layer infiltrated with a cathode catalyst material, and the anode electrode is a porous ceramic layer... Agent: Bloom Energy Corporation

20120028163 - Compositions of nanometal particles containing a metal or alloy and platinum particles: A composition comprising an admixture of at least platinum particles and metal nanoparticles of metal that, when in admixture with the platinum particles, beneficially alters the characteristics of the platinum, including metals selected from one or more of the metals in groups 3-16, lanthanides, combinations thereof, and/or alloys thereof. The... Agent: Quantumsphere, Inc.

20120028164 - Lithium air battery: A lithium air battery including an aqueous electrolyte. In the lithium air battery, a lithium halide is included in the aqueous electrolyte in order to prevent lithium hydroxide and a solid electrolyte from reacting with each other so as to protect the negative electrode, thereby improving electrical characteristics of the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120028165 - Composite, electrode catalyst including the composite, method of preparing the composite, and fuel cell including the composite: A composite including a metal having oxygen-reducing activity, nitrogen and carbon, the composite comprising polyhedral particles, an electrode catalyst including the composite, a method of preparing the composite, and a fuel cell using the composite.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120028166 - Catalyst material and method of manufacturing the same: A catalyst carrier is used to adhere a catalyst metal (23) to the surface of a protective layer for carbon (22), the catalyst carrier comprising carbon (21) and the protective layer for carbon (22) with which the carbon (21) is coated, the protective layer for carbon (22) comprising silicon oxide... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20120028167 - Method for preparing a porous polyimide film and a composite membrane comprising the same: The present invention relates to a method for preparing a porous polyimide film, comprising reacting an aromatic dianhydride with one or more aromatic diamines in a suitable solvent to form poly(amic acid), adding a dehydrated agent of an acid anhydride and an organic base to the reaction mixture to convert... Agent: Nanyang Technological University

20120028168 - Electrolyte, and fuel cell, li secondary battery, secondary battery and primary battery using the electrolyte: Provided is an electrolyte equipped with a hydrophilic portion having a cyclic quaternary ammonium salt and a hydrophobic portion bonded to the hydrophilic portion; and a fuel cell, a Li secondary battery, secondary battery and a primary battery using the electrolyte. The electrolyte has preferably a structure represented by the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenkyusho

20120028169 - Catalyst for fuel cell and method for preparing the same: The present invention provides a support for an electrode of a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell, a fuel cell, and a platinum-supported catalyst, and an electrode using the same. In particular, the present invention provides a method in which linear crystalline carbon nanofibers and nonlinear crystalline carbon particles with increased... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20120028170 - Electrocatalyst of carbon nanotubes encapsulating platinum group metal nanoparticles for fuel cells: A fuel cell electrode and a method for forming the fuel cell electrode are disclosed. Initially, carbon nanotubes grafted with poly(citric acid) encapsulating platinum group metal nanoparticles are synthesized. The carbon nanotubes grafted with poly(citric acid) encapsulating platinum group metal nanoparticles are then electrospray deposited on an electrode of a... Agent: Engineering Research Institute Of The Iranian Space Agency

20120028171 - Electrode catalyst and method of preparing electrode catalyst for fuel cell, and membrane electrode assembly and fuel cell including same: An electrode catalyst for a fuel cell, a membrane electrode assembly including the electrode catalyst, and a fuel cell including the electrode catalyst. The electrode catalyst has excellent electrochemical activity compared to the currently commercially available Pt/C catalyst and is much cheaper than a catalyst using platinum. The electrode catalyst... Agent: Samsung Electronics Ltd.

20120028172 - Manufacture of a fuel cell with liquid electrolyte migration prevention: A stack (10) of fuel cells (11) is manufactured with barriers (32) to prevent migration of a liquid electrolyte (such as phosphoric acid) out of the cells (11). The barrier (32) is secured within a step (34) formed within a land region (28) of a separator plate assembly (18) and... Agent:

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