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Chemistry: electrical current producing apparatus, product, and process November recently filed with US Patent Office 11/12

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11/29/2012 > 70 patent applications in 51 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20120301747 - Battery pack: The battery pack includes: a battery cell including a cell tab; a housing configured to accommodate the battery cell; a middle cover configured to close the housing in a state where the cell tab extends outward through the middle cover; a bus bar electrically connected to the cell tab extending... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20120301748 - Battery pack: A battery pack having a can housing having an electrode assembly and electrolyte, this can may include a cap plate coupled to an open end of the can. A recess is provided on a surface of the cap plate. A metal plate made of a material different from the cap... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20120301749 - Cell assembly and battery system: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a cell assembly in which single cells composed of secondary cells can be compactly linked, the single cells can be securely fixed in place so as not to become misaligned with each other; and to obtain a battery system in which... Agent:

20120301750 - Extended energy storage unit: An integrated energy storage unit includes a container and a battery housed within the container. The battery includes a positive battery terminal, a negative battery terminal, and a battery electrolyte. A capacitor is housed within the container, separate from the battery. The capacitor includes a positive capacitor terminal, a negative... Agent: Wexford Capital Lp

20120301751 - Power and hydrogen generator: Arrangement for producing hydrogen from an electrolyte solution, in particular an aqueous solution, the arrangement comprising a hydrogen-developing body, in the electrolyte-contacting surface of which regions formed from magnesium, Mg, or zinc, Zn, or the like, or an alloy thereof alternate with regions formed from ferrum, Fe, or a Fe... Agent: Nim Energy Inc.

20120301752 - Device for electric power supply of a portable lamp: This device comprises an enclosure and electric connections for connection, in a power supply circuit, with either one of two interchangeable electric power sources, as required. The enclosure delineates a housing accommodating either two primary cells together or a storage battery. A contact for connecting a terminal of one of... Agent: Zedel

20120301753 - Electrolyte storage structure for a lithium battery: An electrolyte storage structure for a lithium battery made of a battery core having a stack with positive electrode plates, negative electrode plates and separating films, a battery core positive electrode welded with the positive electrode plate, a battery core negative electrode welded with the negative electrode plate, electrolyte, and... Agent: Amita Technologies Inc Ltd.

20120301754 - Exothermic reactive portions positioned about a thermal battery for increasing an active life of the thermal battery: A thermal battery including: a casing; a thermal battery cell disposed in the casing and operatively connected to electrical connections exposed from the casing; at least one portion of a material having an exothermic reaction positioned between the casing and the thermal battery cell; a first initiator for initiating the... Agent: Omnitek Partners LLC

20120301755 - Apparatus and method for controlling the temperature of a battery in a hybrid electric vehicle: A method is provided for controlling the temperature of a traction battery in a hybrid vehicle, where the hybrid vehicle includes an internal combustion engine and an electric motor for traction power. The method includes providing a first temperature regulating circuit for the internal combustion engine, providing a second temperature... Agent: Volvo Lastvagnar Ab

20120301756 - Current collector for an electromechanical cell: A current collector for an electrochemical cell includes a member having an outer member and an inner member coupled to the outer member by a plurality of flexible arms configured to allow the inner member to move relative to the outer member.... Agent: Johnson Controls - Saft Advanced Power Solutions L Lc

20120301757 - Rectangular battery: In a rectangular battery, a lead 9L connected to an electrode plate having a first polarity is connected to a battery case 1 which is an external terminal having the first polarity. A lead 11L connected to an electrode plate having a second polarity is connected to an external terminal... Agent:

20120301758 - Intelligent multifunctional accumulator: An intelligent multifunctional accumulator includes a multi-pin intelligent controller, a signal emitter, a buzzer, a sensor and an accumulator with an enclosure with two layers. All the aforementioned devices are assembled inside the cavity on the back side of the top cover. Two positive terminals are set on the top... Agent: Yangjiang Mingyang Electronic Technology Co., Ltd.

20120301761 - Battery cell and device provided with the battery cell: The battery cell have a first and a second current collector, wherein the first current collector is connected to part of both of, part of any one of, or the whole of any one of a pair of positive-electrode layer stack sections of an electrode assembly, the second current collector... Agent: Gs Yuasa International Ltd.

20120301759 - Electric storage device and insulation cover: An electric storage device includes: an electrode assembly including a positive electrode sheet, a negative electrode sheet, and a separator for insulating between the electrode sheets; positive and negative current collectors disposed on both ends of the electrode assembly; a case in which the electrode assembly and the current collectors... Agent: Gs Yuasa International Ltd.

20120301760 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery with an electrolyte including a lithium boron compound: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery has a positive electrode containing a lithium complex oxide, a negative electrode which adsorbs/desorbs lithium, and an electrolyte, and not less than 0.1% by mass and not more than 2% by mass of one or more kinds of compounds selected from LiFOB and LiBOB, or... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.

20120301763 - Battery unit, battery module, power storage system, electronic device, electric power system, and electric vehicle: A battery unit includes a box-shaped case in which a plurality of secondary batteries are stored and that includes a front face, a back face, a first lateral face, a second lateral face, a first main face, and a second main face, a first heat-transfer face that is provided on... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120301764 - Lithium-based battery pack for a hand held power tool: A method for conducting an operation including a power tool battery pack. The battery pack can include a housing, a first cell supported by the housing and having a voltage, and a second cell supported by the housing and having a voltage. The battery pack also can be connectable to... Agent:

20120301762 - Modular dry cell battery pack: A battery pack or receptacle includes a battery housing having end to end battery compartments. Contacts are located at each end and between battery compartments so electrical continuity is possible only if the batteries are properly oriented. Contacts can be wired so that the batteries are wired in series and... Agent: Imageworks Display And Marketing Group

20120301765 - Battery case for vehicle: A battery case for a vehicle includes a tray member of resin, configured to hold batteries and having a plurality of projections formed on a bottom thereof, and a tray reinforcing member arranged so as to face the outer surface of the tray member and having at least one reinforcing... Agent: Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120301766 - Polycarbonate resin composition and molded article: Provided a polycarbonate resin composition excellent in flame resistance, impact resistance, and color fastness. A polycarbonate resin composition containing, per 100 parts by mass of polycarbonate resin (A), 0.001 to 30 parts by mass of flame retardant (B), 0.001 to 1 part by mass of fluoropolymer (C), and 0.5 to... Agent:

20120301767 - Redox flow battery: A redox flow battery, which includes an electrode assembly including a separator with positive and negative electrodes positioned respectively at both sides of the separator; a positive electrode supplier supplying a positive active material liquid to the positive electrode; and a negative electrode supplier supplying a negative active material liquid... Agent:

20120301773 - Accumulator having a device for conditioning accumulator cells: An accumulator having a housing, a plurality of voltage-generating cells that are arranged in the housing, a cooling/heating device and heat-conducting devices that are arranged between the cells and thermally coupled/connected to the cooling/heating device. In addition, at least one section of the housing is embodied as a cooling/heating device.... Agent: Magna E-car Systems Gmbh & Co. Og

20120301768 - Battery cell design and method of cooling battery cells: The battery cell design includes a battery cell component comprises a current conducting element, that includes at least a portion that is hollow, further component is configured to be located within a battery cell. Another embodiment of the component comprises a first element that defines a first fluid path therein;... Agent: General Electric Company

20120301772 - Cooling device for a battery module: A cooling device for a battery module is provided that includes a cooling element having at least one through hole extending from a first side of the cooling element facing the battery module to an opposite second side of the cooling element, at least one spring element disposed on the... Agent:

20120301770 - Electrochemical cell: An electrochemical cell comprises an electrode stack, a jacket which encloses the electrode stack to at least some extent, and at least one current collector which extends away from the jacket and is in current-carrying contact with at least parts of the electrode stack. A hook and loop part of... Agent: Li-tec Battery Gmbh

20120301771 - Energy store device: The present invention relates to an energy store device, comprising a plurality of cooling channels, which are disposed in a plane spaced apart from each other substantially parallel to each other and designed for a cooling fluid to flow through them, at least one collection box, which is disposed in... Agent: Behr Gmbh & Co. Kg

20120301769 - Power source apparatus to supply electric power and vehicle equipped with the power source apparatus: The power source apparatus to supply electric power is provided with a battery block 3 having a plurality of rectangular batteries 1 disposed in a stacked configuration with conducting external cases 11 insulated by insulating layers 2, a cooling plate 4 disposed at the bottom of the battery block 3... Agent:

20120301774 - Inorganic/organic composite porous separator and electrochemical device using the same: Provided is an inorganic/organic composite porous separator including a porous substrate having pores and an active layer formed on the porous substrate. The active layer contains mixture of binder and inorganic particles. The inorganic/organic composite porous separator of the present invention has desirable anti-oxidation performance, and can prevent the separator... Agent: Dongguan Amperex Technology Limited

20120301775 - Electric power cell and electric energy unit: A prismatic electric power cell has two flat current conductors, which project substantially perpendicular from one of the outer surfaces of the cell and which are arranged substantially plane-parallel to each other. The current conductors each have at least one hole in the direction of the surface normal thereof, wherein... Agent: Li-tec Battery Gmbh

20120301776 - Battery cell having angled contact section: Battery cell 1, in particular flat battery cell, comprising at least one packaging for receiving at least one electric cell, at least one conductor 3, which has at least one base section 4 and at least one contacting section 5, wherein said contacting section is bent relative to the base... Agent: Li-tec Battery Gmbh

20120301777 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly and at least one safety member coupled with the electrode assembly. The safety member has a safety layer including a short-circuit heat absorbing material.... Agent:

20120301779 - Method of manufacturing battery, and battery: A battery comprises: a container including a bottom portion, long-sidewall portions each standing on a corresponding one of longer side portions of the bottom portion, short-sidewall portions each standing on a corresponding one of two shorter side portions of the bottom portion, and a welded portion in which portions of... Agent: Lithium Energy Japan

20120301778 - Solid-state multi-layer electrolyte, electrochemical cell and battery including the electrolyte, and method of forming same: An electrochemical cell including a multi-layer solid-state electrolyte, a battery including the cell, and a method of forming the battery and cell are disclosed. The electrolyte includes a first layer that is compatible with the anode of the cell and a second layer that is compatible with the cathode of... Agent:

20120301781 - Electrode useable in electrochemical cell and method of making same: In one aspect of the present invention, an electrode useable in an electrochemical cell includes an electrically conductive substrate, nanostructured current collectors in electrical contact with the conductive substrate, and nanoparticles of a ternary orthosilicate composite coated on the nanostructured current collectors. The ternary orthosilicate composite comprises Li2MnxFeyCozSiO4, where x+y+z=1.... Agent: Vanderbilt University

20120301782 - Method of making tin-based alloys for negative electrode compositions: Powder milling techniques, tin-based alloys formed thereby, and the use of such alloys as electrode compositions for lithium ion batteries are provided. The alloys include tin and at least one transition metal but contain no silicon. The powder milling is done using low energy roller milling (pebble milling).... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20120301783 - Negative electrode for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: Disclosed is a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery including a positive electrode absorbing and releasing lithium ions, a negative electrode, a porous insulating layer interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and a non-aqueous electrolyte with lithium ion conductivity. The negative electrode includes a current collector having a plurality... Agent:

20120301780 - Positive electrode active material for lithium ion battery, method for producing the same, positive electrode for lithium ion battery, and lithium ion battery: A positive electrode active material for a lithium ion battery includes a material represented by chemical formula LiMPO4 where M includes at least one of iron, manganese, cobalt, and nickel. Particles of the positive electrode active material have a diameter d in the range of 10 nm to 200 nm,... Agent: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.

20120301784 - Nonaqueous secondary battery: The nonaqueous secondary battery of the present invention comprises a positive electrode having a positive electrode mixture layer containing a lithium-containing composite oxide as a positive electrode active material, a negative electrode, a separator, and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The surface of the positive electrode active material or the positive electrode... Agent:

20120301785 - Process for fabricating nanowire arrays: A process is provided for etching a silicon-containing substrate to form nanowire arrays. In this process, one deposits nanoparticles and a metal film onto the substrate in such a way that the metal is present and touches silicon where etching is desired and is blocked from touching silicon or not... Agent: Bandgap Engineering Inc.

20120301786 - Lithium ion secondary battery, electric tool, electric vehicle, and power storage system: A lithium ion secondary battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and an electrolytic solution. The positive electrode contains a lithium composite oxide. The negative electrode contains a material including at least one of silicon Si and tin Sn as a constituent element. The lithium composite oxide includes lithium... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120301787 - Vanadium battery: A solid vanadium rechargeable battery, including; a first vanadium compound containing vanadium, whose oxidation number changes between 2 and 3 due to oxidation and reduction reactions, or solid vanadium salt or complex salt including such vanadium, and a surface that becomes a negative electrode; a second vanadium compound containing vanadium,... Agent: Tohoku University

20120301788 - Electrode active material, method of preparing the same, electrode for lithium secondary battery which includes the same, and lithium secondary battery using the electrode: s

20120301789 - Template electrode structures for depositing active materials: Provided are examples of electrochemically active electrode materials, electrodes using such materials, and methods of manufacturing such electrodes. Electrochemically active electrode materials may include a high surface area template containing a metal silicide and a layer of high capacity active material deposited over the template. The template may serve as... Agent: Amprius, Inc.

20120301790 - Lithium ion secondary battery electrode and method of forming same: A method of forming an electrode of a lithium ion secondary battery includes combining a binder and active particles to form a mixture, coating a surface with the mixture to form a coated article, translating the article along a first plane, cutting a first plurality of carbon fibers, each having... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20120301791 - Laminated secondary battery: The present invention aims at providing a laminated secondary battery in which no short circuit occurs even if an electrode sheet is not covered with an insulating resin. The present invention provides a laminated secondary battery in which positive electrode sheet 21 and a negative electrode sheet are stacked one... Agent: Nec Energy Devices, Ltd.

20120301792 - Rechargeable lithium battery: Disclosed is a rechargeable lithium battery that includes a positive electrode including a lithium nickel-based positive active material; a negative electrode including a negative active material; an electrolyte including a lithium salt and a non-aqueous organic solvent; and a separator including a polymer substrate and a hydroxide compound-containing coating layer... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20120301793 - Solid electrolyte and electrochemical element: s

20120301794 - Composite gel electrolyte film for secondary battery, and secondary battery: The present invention provides a composite gel electrolyte film for a secondary battery which has improved ion conductivity and excellent ignition resistance and is insusceptible to discoloration. The present invention is a composite gel electrolyte film for a secondary battery comprising: a gel electrolyte for a secondary battery formed of... Agent: Daikin Industries, Ltd.

20120301795 - Nonaqueous electrolyte solution, and lithium ion secondary battery having the same: The exemplary embodiment has an object to provide a nonaqueous electrolyte solution having a flame retardancy over a long period and having a good capacity maintenance rate. The exemplary embodiment is a nonaqueous electrolyte solution containing a lithium salt, at least one oxo-acid ester derivative of phosphorus selected from compounds... Agent: Nec Energy Devices, Ltd.

20120301796 - Method of producing a sulfide solid electrolyte material, sulfide solid electrolyte material, and lithium battery: A method of producing a sulfide solid electrolyte material includes: forming an intermediate having crosslinking sulfur but no Li2S, by vitrifying, in a first vitrification process, a starting material composition obtained by mixing Li2S and a sulfide of a group 14 or group 15 element such that a proportion of... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20120301797 - Non-aqueous electrolytic solution, electrochemical element using same, and alkynyl compound used therefor: (In the formula, X1 represents a group —C(═O)—, a group —C(═O)—C(═O)—, a group —S(═O)2—, a group —P(═O) (—R3)—, or a group —X2—S(═O)2O—. R1 represents an alkenyl group, a formyl group, an alkyl group, an acyl group, an arylcarbonyl, an alkanesulfonyl group, an alkynyloxysulfonyl group, an arylsulfonyl group, a dialkylphosphoryl group,... Agent: Ube Industries, Ltd.

20120301798 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell formed by stacking a plurality of power generation cells, and an oxygen-containing gas supply apparatus for supplying an oxygen-containing gas to the fuel cell. The oxygen-containing gas supply apparatus includes an oxygen-containing gas supply channel connected to an oxygen-containing gas inlet of... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20120301799 - Method and apparatus for enhancing power density of direct liquid fuel cells: A fuel cell includes a direct liquid fuel cell and a humidifier. The direct liquid fuel cell includes an air intake channel for providing oxidant to the fuel cell and an exhaust channel for exhausting depleted oxidant. The humidifier forms a fluid connection between the air intake channel and the... Agent:

20120301800 - Filter apparatus: A centrifugal filter apparatus including a canister housing having a frusto-conical internal surface, and outlet adjacent the minor diameter of the internal surface and an inlet spaced axially toward a major diameter, a central annular filter element and centrifugal radial rotating fins extending radially from adjacent the external surface of... Agent:

20120301801 - Systems and methods for converting received stored energy: A system and method for converting, receiving, and/or storing energy to, amongst other things, (i) generate hydrogen and chlorine gas, and sodium hydroxide using, for example, a chlor-alakali processing apparatus; (ii) generate hydrochloric Acid (HCl) using, for example, a novel HCl fuel cell; (iii) utilize HCl as a catalyst to... Agent:

20120301802 - Fuel provision system: The fuel provision system uses hydrogen and oxygen from a hydrogen container and an oxygen container as energy source for a power unit to deliver work and for a fuel cell to produce electricity In the mean time, the water resulted from the power unit and the fuel cell is... Agent:

20120301803 - Fuel cell system and control method thereof: A fuel cell system includes an ECU that sets the fuel cell stack to a state of idling stop by lowering both a revolution speed of an air pump and a discharge current value of the fuel cell stack to less than during idling power generation within a range larger... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20120301804 - Fuel cell system and control method thereof: A fuel cell system is provided that can establish, for a long time period, a stack to an idling stop state. The fuel cell system includes: an idling stop control means for setting the stack to an idling stop state by, decreasing both a supplied amount of air to the... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20120301805 - Fuel cell fabrication using photopolymer based processes: A fuel cell component is provided, including a substrate disposed adjacent at least one radiation-cured flow field layer. The flow field layer is one of disposed between the substrate and a diffusion medium layer, and disposed on the diffusion medium layer opposite the substrate. The flow field layer has at... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20120301806 - Separator for fuel cell and fuel cell: A separator includes a first flow path-forming portion and second flow path-forming portions. The first portion has a corrugated shape including a first groove to form a flow path for a first fluid on a first surface and a second groove to form a flow path for a second fluid... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20120301807 - Piezoelectric injector for fuel cell: A fuel supply system for a fuel cell is described. One embodiment of the fuel supply system includes a fuel supply vessel; a fuel spending line in fluid communication with the fuel supply vessel and the fuel cell; a piezoelectric injector in fluid communication with the fuel spending line; and... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20120301808 - Performance enhancing layers for fuel cells: Embodiments relate to a performance enhancing layer for a fuel cell including one or more electrically conductive materials, at least one of the electrically conductive materials including particles which are morphologically anisotropic and oriented to impart anisotropic conductivity in the layer and a binder, wherein the binder positions the particles... Agent: Societe Bic

20120301809 - Membrane electrode assembly for polymer electrolyte fuel cell and polymer electrolyte fuel cell: Provided is a membrane electrode assembly for a polymer electrolyte fuel cell which is hard to be unstable in electric power generation even though a change in power generation surroundings, or a change in the humidity conditions in the vicinity of the electrodes occurs, has high initial performance, and suppresses... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20120301810 - Fuel battery: A membrane electrode assembly (15) formed by a solid electrolyte membrane (16) and electrode catalyst layers (17, 18) is interposed between a pair of frames (13, 14). Gas diffusion layers (19, 20) are laminated onto the surface of the electrode catalyst layers (17, 18). A first gas passage forming member... Agent: Toyota Shatai Kabushiki Kaisha

20120301811 - Solid electrolyte film, and method for producing same: m

20120301812 - Carbon nanotube and nanofiber film-based membrane electrode assemblies: A membrane electrode assembly (MEA) for a fuel cell comprising a catalyst layer and a method of making the same. The catalyst layer can include a plurality of catalyst nanoparticles, e.g., platinum, disposed on buckypaper. The method can include the steps of placing buckypaper in a vessel with a catalyst-precursor... Agent: Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.

20120301813 - Solid polymer electrolyte material, liquid composition, solid polymer fuel cell and fluoropolymer: wherein j is 0 or 1, X is a fluorine atom, a chlorine atom or OM {wherein M is a hydrogen atom, an alkali metal atom or a group of NR1R2R3R4 (wherein each of R1, R2, R3 and R4 which may be the same or different, is a hydrogen atom... Agent: Asahi Glass Company, Limited

20120301814 - Electrically driven aircraft: An electrically driven aircraft may include a tank for NH3 in order to provide NH3, an energy source, which generates electric energy using and converting NH3, an electrically driven propulsion system that ensures the propulsion of the aircraft, and an energy distribution system that supplies the generated electric energy to... Agent:

20120301815 - Fuel cell: In a fuel cell, an electrolyte electrode assembly is sandwiched by a pair of separators, which include a sandwiching section having a fuel gas channel for supplying a fuel gas to an anode and a fuel gas inlet for supplying the fuel gas to the fuel gas channel, a bridge... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20120301816 - Method of preparing carbon thin film, and electronic device and electrochemical devices each including the carbon thin film: A method of preparing a carbon thin film, and an electronic device and an electrochemical device that include the carbon thin film.... Agent: Postech Academy-industry Foundation

  
11/22/2012 > 49 patent applications in 38 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20120295136 - Battery pack: A battery pack, including a casing receiving a battery module, the battery module comprising a plurality of batteries, a first cooling unit installed in a surface of the casing and introducing a coolant into the casing; and a second cooling unit installed in an opposite surface of the casing and... Agent: Global Battery Co., Ltd.

20120295137 - Catalysts for use in electrochemical applications and electrodes and devices using same: An electrode for reduction of an oxidant including a phosphorus-doped carbon-containing catalyst represented by the chemical formula CNxPy, where x is from 0 to about 10 wt. % and y is from about 1 ppm to about 10 wt. %. A device for producing electricity by facilitating an electrochemical reaction... Agent: The Ohio State University

20120295138 - Battery with integrated screwdriver: The invention, among other things, relates to a battery that comprises a body, the body including at least a positive terminal and a negative terminal. At least one of the positive terminal and the negative terminal carries a tool, which can be a screwdriver tip. The tool can be, for... Agent:

20120295139 - System for energy storage and method for controlling the same: Disclosed herein are a system for energy storage may include: a unit cell package in which the plurality of unit cells are connected in series and/or in parallel; an input/output terminal connected with the unit cell package to supply energy to the unit cell package or output energy stored in... Agent:

20120295140 - Exhausting device and energy storage device including the same: There is provided an exhausting device and an energy storage device, including: a housing; a lower valve; an upper valve; a cover; and an elastic member provided between a lower surface of the cover and an upper surface of the opening/closing member to provide a downward pressure to the opening/closing... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20120295141 - Coolant circulation heater for an electric vehicle battery: An electric vehicle battery heater includes a housing having a coolant inlet and a coolant outlet. A heating element is positioned within the housing in a heat transfer relationship with coolant for transferring heat to an electric vehicle battery. A thermistor is positioned in the housing to output a signal... Agent:

20120295142 - Temperature control method and battery system: A temperature control method and a battery system create an optimal temperature range for operating a battery. The battery cells of the battery lie in several separate modules that are integrated in a temperature control circuit. Heat is increased stepwise in a heating phase in which only one first module... Agent: Jfe Steel Corporation

20120295143 - Electrochemical energy store and assembly of a plurality of such electrochemical energy stores: The invention relates to an electrochemical energy store (101, 201, 601, 701, 801) comprising a housing and electrical connections (102, 103, 202, 203, 204, 602, 603, 604, 702, 703, 704, 802, 803, 804) having a housing in the shape of a space-filling polyhedron, has a housing surface on, at or... Agent: Li-tec Battery Gmbh

20120295144 - Anode for cable-type secondary battery and cable-type secondary battery including the anode: Disclosed is an anode for a lithium secondary battery. The anode includes a current collector in the form of a wire and a porous anode active material layer coated to surround the surface of the current collector. The three-dimensional porous structure of the active material layer increases the surface area... Agent:

20120295145 - Electrode assembly and lithium rechargeable battery using the same: An electrode assembly comprising an electrode tab or an electrode plate substrate which has an identification mark formed thereon and a lithium rechargeable battery using the same are disclosed. This identification mark makes it possible to easily check the record of the manufacturing processes of the battery, including production equipment,... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20120295146 - Battery holder: A battery holder for a button battery includes a base, and a cover on the base to enclose the button battery. A first conductive piece extends from the base. A second conductive piece extends from the cover. The anode and the cathode of the button battery are respectively connected to... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry(shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20120295147 - Nanomaterials for sodium-ion batteries: A crystalline nanowire and method of making a crystalline nanowire are disclosed. The method includes dissolving a first nitrate salt and a second nitrate salt in an acrylic acid aqueous solution. An initiator is added to the solution, which is then heated to form polyacrylatyes. The polyacrylates are dried and... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute

20120295148 - Electrolytic solution for secondary battery, secondary battery, electronic appliance, power tool, electric vehicle, and electric power storage system: wherein X represents C or P; Y represents a group constituted of one kind or two or more kinds of elements selected from the group consisting of H, C, N, O, S, F, Cl, Br, and I, provided that arbitrary two or more of X and Y may be bonded... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120295149 - Rechargeable alkaline metal and alkaline earth electrodes having controlled dendritic growth and methods for making and using the same: A device for extending the life of a battery, including an electrode having a metal portion, wherein the metal portion is selected from the group including lithium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium and combinations thereof, an electrolyte permeable membrane, and a metal dendrite seeding material disposed between the electrode and the... Agent:

20120295150 - Battery module and method of manufacturing the same: A battery module includes a plurality of stacked electrochemical battery cells, each having a positive cell tab and a negative cell tab. The positive cell tabs and the negative cell tabs are electrically connected through an interconnecting member. The interconnecting member includes a substrate supporting a plurality of connecting elements... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20120295151 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and battery module: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, having an internal resistance of 10 mΩ or less as an alternating-current impedance value of 1 kHz, comprises a metal outer container, a nonaqueous electrolyte contained in the container, a positive electrode contained in the container, a negative electrode contained in the container, a separator... Agent:

20120295152 - Method for preventing erroneous loading of component-to-be-loaded on main body side apparatus, component-to-be-loaded and battery pack: A battery apparatus of the type having a length, a width and a height, top and bottom surfaces substantially perpendicular to the height direction. First and second side surfaces, that include curved surfaces, are disposed between the top and bottom surfaces, and front and rear end portions are disposed between... Agent:

20120295153 - Battery pack: A battery pack includes a battery unit including a battery cell and a lead tab extending from the battery cell; a frame case supporting the battery unit and including a first support portion supporting the battery cell and a second support portion supporting the lead tab; and a first coupling... Agent:

20120295154 - Cross-linked, microporous polysulfone battery electrode separator: A cross-linked microporous polysulfone or polysulfone copolymer battery electrode separator membrane are described. Such membranes, which would otherwise be soluble above a particular, generally high temperature in selected battery electrolyte systems, once at least in part cross-linked, swell in the electrolyte at the particular higher temperature instead of dissolving. When... Agent:

20120295156 - Non-aqueous secondary battery: The non-aqueous secondary battery of the present invention comprises a positive electrode containing a lithium-containing composite oxide as an active material, a negative electrode, a separator, and a non-aqueous electrolyte. The non-aqueous electrolyte contains polyvalent organic lithium salt, and the content of the polyvalent organic lithium salt is 0.001 parts... Agent:

20120295155 - Silicon oxide based high capacity anode materials for lithium ion batteries: Silicon oxide based materials, including composites with various electrical conductive compositions, are formulated into desirable anodes. The anodes can be effectively combined into lithium ion batteries with high capacity cathode materials. In some formulations, supplemental lithium can be used to stabilize cycling as well as to reduce effects of first... Agent:

20120295158 - Battery cell: Disclosed is a battery cell in which a first angle that is the angle between a collector (313) and an inclined face (316) that ranges from an end portion of the collector (313) to a surface (311) of a first electrode active material (314) is larger than a second angle... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

20120295159 - Lithium ion secondary battery negative electrode slurry composition, a lithium ion secondary battery negative electrode, and lithium ion secondary battery: A lithium ion secondary battery negative electrode slurry composition comprising a negative electrode active material, a thickening agent, a binder of polymer particles and water, wherein the negative electrode active material includes a carbon material and the carbon material has a graphite interlayer distance (an interplanar spacing (d value) of... Agent:

20120295157 - Lithium secondary battery: A lithium secondary battery of the present invention has a positive electrode is provided with a positive electrode mix layer that includes a positive electrode active material and a conductive material. The positive electrode mix layer has two peaks, large and small, of differential pore volume over a pore size... Agent:

20120295160 - Clathrate allotropes for rechargeable batteries: The present disclosure is directed at clathrate (Type I) allotropes of silicon, germanium and tin. In method form, the present disclosure is directed at methods for forming clathrate allotropes of silicon, germanium or tin which methods lead to the formation of empty cage structures suitable for use as electrodes in... Agent: Southwest Research Institute

20120295161 - Lithium ion battery cathode and lithium ion battery using the same: The present disclosure relates to a lithium ion battery cathode. The lithium ion battery cathode includes a plurality of cathode active material particles and a conductive carrier. The conductive carrier includes a plurality of carbon nanotubes. The plurality of carbon nanotubes are entangled with each other to form a net... Agent: Tsinghua University

20120295162 - Positive electrode material for a lithium-ion accumulator: e

20120295163 - Electric storage device and positive electrode: An electric storage device is provided with a positive electrode having a positive-electrode mixture layer including a positive-electrode active material. The positive-electrode active material includes a lithium-vanadium-phosphate from 8% to 70% by mass and a lithium-nickel complex oxide from 20% to 82% by mass. A coating concentration of the positive-electrode... Agent: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120295164 - Method for producing lithium ion secondary battery: The method for producing a lithium ion secondary battery includes: selecting a positive electrode sheet, negative electrode sheet, and separator sheet; constructing an electrode assembly by superimposing the selected sheets; and housing the above electrode assembly in a battery case along with an electrolyte solution. In the method, at least... Agent:

20120295165 - Single-layer lithium ion battery separator: The present invention relates to a microporous polymeric battery separator comprised of a single layer of enmeshed microfibers and nanofibers. Such a separator accords the ability to attune the porosity and pore size to any desired level through a single nonwoven fabric. As a result, the inventive separator permits a... Agent:

20120295166 - Hybrid radical energy storage device and method of making: Hybrid radical energy storage devices, such as batteries or electrochemical devices, and methods of use and making are disclosed. Also described herein are electrodes and electrolytes useful in energy storage devices, for example, radical polymer cathode materials and electrolytes for use in organic radical batteries.... Agent: Alliance For Sustainable Energy, LLC

20120295167 - Phase-pure lithium aluminium titanium phosphate and method for its production and its use: The present invention relates to a method for producing lithium aluminum titanium phosphates of the general formula Li1+xTi2−xAlx(PO4)3, wherein x is ≦0.4, a method for their production as well as their use as solid-state electrolytes in lithium ion accumulators.... Agent: Sud-chemie Ag

20120295168 - Phase-pure lithium aluminium titanium phosphate and method for its production and use: The present invention relates to a method for producing lithium aluminium titanium phosphates of the general formula Li1+xTi2−xAlx(PO4)3, wherein x is ≦0.4, as well as their use as solid electrolytes in secondary lithium ion batteries.... Agent: Sud-chemie Ag

20120295169 - Air battery and electrode: An air battery that uses oxygen as a positive electrode active material includes an aluminum porous body having a three-dimensional network structure, the aluminum porous body functioning as a positive electrode collector, wherein an electrode that includes a positive electrode layer containing a catalyst and a binder and provided on... Agent: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

20120295170 - Fuel cell power generation system with valve on raw material gas supply passage and valve downstream of carbon monoxide decreasing unit, and method for operating fuel cell power generation system: The fuel cell power generation system includes a fuel cell, a reformer, a carbon monoxide decreasing unit, a first raw material supply source, a first valve which is provided to a first raw material flow passage, a second valve which is provided downstream of the carbon monoxide decreasing unit, a... Agent:

20120295171 - Fuel cell system: Disclosed is a fuel cell system (101) having: a reaction container (103) that has a first heater (114); and a fuel cell (120) provided with a fuel electrode (121), an oxygen electrode (122), and an electrolyte membrane (123); wherein the reaction container (103) is attachable to/removable from the fuel cell... Agent: Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.

20120295172 - Electrochemical systems and methods of operating same: This disclosure relates to electrochemical systems, e.g., a combination of an electrical energy source and an electrical energy storage system having a regenerative fuel cell system, that exhibit operational stability in harsh environments, e.g., both charging and discharging reactions in a regenerative fuel cell in the presence of an acid... Agent:

20120295173 - Fuel cell power generation system: There is provided a fuel cell power generation system in which power loss in a power line electrically connecting a stack and a power conversion circuit, thereby attaining high power generation efficiency. A reformer and the stack are disposed in a main body package. Stack output terminals 31 are provided... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120295174 - Fuel cell system including soft switching boost converter: A voltage boost converter includes: a main voltage boost portion that has a first switch and a first coil, and that raises output voltage of a direct-current power source by using counter electromotive force of the coil caused by the switch performing a switching action on the coil; and a... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20120295175 - Management of the operation of a system for producing electric power from hydrogen and hydrogen from electric power: a management stage to differentially manage the operation of the reversible electric power-hydrogen conversion stage, the hydrogen pressure modification stage and the electric power management and conditioning stage according to whether the system produces electric power from hydrogen or hydrogen from electric power and on a user-settable operation management strategy.... Agent: Electro Power Systems S.p.a.

20120295176 - Fuel cell: A cell unit of a fuel cell includes a first membrane electrode assembly, a first metal separator, a second membrane electrode assembly, and a second metal separator. Resin frame members are provided at outer ends the first and second membrane electrode assemblies. A dual seal provided on the resin frame... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20120295177 - Fuel cell: A cell unit of a fuel cell includes a first membrane electrode assembly, a first metal separator, a second membrane electrode assembly, and a second metal separator. Resin frame members are provided at the outer ends of the first and second membrane electrode assemblies. Coolant connection channels including a plurality... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20120295178 - Flow field plate for reduced pressure drop in coolant: The pressure drop associated with the coolant flow in the coolant transition regions of a typical high power density, solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell stack can be significant. This pressure drop can be reduced by enlarging the height of the coolant ducts in this region of the associated flow field... Agent: Daimler Ag

20120295179 - Semi-passive type fuel cell system: A semi-passive fuel cell system is provided. A stack in which a plurality of unit cells are laterally stacked with one another is provided. Each unit cell includes a membrane-electrode assembly and bipolar plates located on both sides of the membrane-electrode assembly. The membrane-electrode assembly includes an electrolyte membrane, a... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Td.

20120295180 - Fuel cell stack: A fuel cell of a fuel cell stack includes separators. Each of the separators includes a fuel gas supply section, a bridge, and a sandwiching section. A fuel gas supply passage extends through the center of the fuel gas supply section, and a fuel gas supply channel is formed in... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20120295181 - Benzoxazine-based monomer, polymer thereof, electrode for fuel cell including the same, electrolyte membrane for fuel cell including the same, and fuel cell using the same: A benzoxazine-based monomer, a polymer thereof, an electrode for a fuel cell including the same, an electrolyte membrane for a fuel cell including the same, and a fuel cell using the same. The aromatic ring may contain up to 2 nitrogens within the ring. Single ring and fused ring substituents... Agent: Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd.

20120295182 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell includes separators. A second plate of the separator includes a second circular disk section, a second elongated plate section, and a second rectangular section. A fuel gas supply passage extends through the second circular disk section. The second rectangular section has a fuel gas inlet for supplying... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20120295183 - Method and device using a ceramic bond material for bonding metallic interconnect to ceramic electrode: An electrochemical device includes a ceramic electrode, a metallic interconnect, and a ceramic bond material that bonds the ceramic electrode and the metallic interconnect together. The ceramic material includes manganese-cobalt-oxide that is electrically conductive such that electric current can flow between the ceramic electrode and the metallic interconnect.... Agent:

20120295184 - High-potential stable oxide support for polymer electrolyte fuel cell: Disclosed is an oxide and/or nitride support for electrode catalysts, which is used for electrodes for polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFC). The support for electrode catalysts is an aggregation body of primary particles of oxide of at least one kind of metal selected from rare earths, alkaline earths, transition metals,... Agent:

  
11/15/2012 > 49 patent applications in 37 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20120288736 - Energy storage apparatus and method for manufacturing the same: Disclosed herein are an energy storage apparatus including a magnetic layer formed on any one of a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator, or an exterior frame, and a method for manufacturing the same. With the energy storage apparatus, the magnetic layer is provided in a vicinity of... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20120288737 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery (100) includes: an electrode body (150) including a positive electrode plate (155), a negative electrode plate (156), and a separator (157); and a non-aqueous electrolyte contained inside the electrode body (150). The non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery (100) further includes a reservoir member (170) defining a... Agent:

20120288738 - Battery pack: A battery pack 200 includes stacked battery modules 100 each including a case 30 in which a plurality of cells 10 are accommodated, and an outlet 33 which is provided to the case 30 and through which gas released from the cell 10 is released outside the case 30. The... Agent:

20120288739 - Rechargeable battery and sealing plug for a rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery includes a housing comprising at least two cells that can be filled with an electrolyte. The rechargeable battery includes a cover and a degassing system having openings provided therein. The cover and the degassing system are arranged such that the openings provided in the cover and the... Agent: Johnson Controls Autobatterie Gmbh & Co., Kgaa

20120288740 - Battery pack: A battery pack includes a battery unit including a battery cell, and a lead tap extending from the battery cell, a frame case that supports the battery unit, the frame case including a first supporting portion for supporting the battery cell and a second supporting portion for supporting the lead... Agent:

20120288741 - Battery assembly: A battery assembly (1) comprises a number of electrochemical cells (2), in particular flat battery cells, which are received in a holding means (3), wherein the holding means (3) has at least one fixing plate (4) which at least indirectly adjoins a electrochemical cell (2), wherein, there is a defined... Agent: Li-tec Battery Gmbh

20120288742 - Non-aqueous secondary battery: The non-aqueous secondary battery of the present invention includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a non-aqueous electrolyte, and a separator, the negative electrode contains a negative electrode active material containing a graphitic carbon material and a composite in which a carbon coating layer is formed on a surface of... Agent:

20120288743 - Battery cell with integrated busbar: A battery cell has a main body including active material configured to generate power from an electrochemical reaction. A first terminal is disposed on the main body and includes an integrated busbar. The integrated busbar is configured to place the battery cell in electrical communication with a second terminal of... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20120288744 - Battery module: A battery module including: a plurality of rechargeable batteries including a first terminal and a second terminal; and a connecting member electrically connecting rechargeable batteries of the plurality of rechargeable batteries through the first and second terminals, the connecting member including an access protrusion protruded toward the first terminal, and... Agent:

20120288745 - Battery module and method for manufacturing the battery module: A battery module and a related method are provided. The module includes battery cells having electrical terminals extending from battery portions. The module further includes an interconnect board having apertures for receiving the electrical terminals therethrough, and an elastomeric layer having apertures extending therethrough. The elastomeric layer is disposed proximate... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20120288746 - Sheet-type secondary battery and method of manufacturing same: Disclosed is a sheet-type secondary battery having: a laminated sheath (2) including an inner layer (2a) made of a thermoplastic resin and a metal layer (2b); and electrode terminals (3), each of which is connected electrically to an internal electrode pair (1) and passes through a heat seal portion (20)... Agent:

20120288747 - Electrochemical device: The electrochemical device of the present invention is an electrochemical device having a electrode unit with a pair of band-like electrode sheets respectively folded so as to be alternately stacked in a state that the following respective electrode layers come into no contact with each other, wherein the pair of... Agent: Jsr Corporation

20120288748 - Method of manufacturing battery, and battery: The present invention provides a battery with high sealing property at the fitted portion among the case and the terminal. In the embodiment, the electric terminal has the groove formed on the outer periphery along the whole circumference of the terminal, and the groove has an outer edge line at... Agent:

20120288749 - Electrode plate, method for manufacturing the electrode plate, and secondary battery having the electrode plate: An electrode plate of a secondary battery includes an electrode current collector, an active material coated portion on at least one surface of the electrode current collector, and an uncoated portion on the electrode current collector, the uncoated portion including pressed portions extending from a boundary of the active material... Agent:

20120288752 - Additive for overcharge preventing of secondary battery and nonaqueous electrolyte for secondary battery including the same: An additive for overcharge prevention of a lithium ion battery is provided. A nonaqueous electrolyte for a lithium ion battery including a lithium salt and an organic solvent is also provided, which includes both a terphenylene derivative and a xylene derivative. The additive undergoes oxidative polymerization during overcharge and increases... Agent: Samsung Corning Precision Materials Co., Ltd.

20120288753 - Aluminum-based hydride anodes and galvanic elements containing aluminum-based hydride anodes: A hydride anode containing aluminium of the formula (M1)m(M2)3-mAlH6, where M1 and M2 are an alkali element selected independently from one another from Li, Na and K; m is a number between 1 and 3; n is a number ≧3, and galvanic elements, such as lithium batteries, containing as anodes... Agent:

20120288754 - Cathode and method for manufacturing the same: Disclosed is a battery cathode (30) that has a structure in which an active material layer (20) is held by a cathode collector (10). The cathode collector (10) is provided with: a metal base (12) which makes up the main body portion of the cathode collector (10); and a hydrophilic... Agent:

20120288751 - Electric storage device: Provided is an electric storage device including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, a nonaqueous electrolyte solution in which an electrolyte is dissolved in a nonaqueous solvent, wherein an inorganic filler layer is disposed between the positive electrode and... Agent: Gs Yuasa International Ltd.

20120288750 - Graphene materials having randomly distributed two-dimensional structural defects: Graphene-based storage materials for high-power battery applications are provided. The storage materials are composed of vertical stacks of graphene sheets and have reduced resistance for Li ion transport. This reduced resistance is achieved by incorporating a random distribution of structural defects into the stacked graphene sheets, whereby the structural defects... Agent: Northwestern University

20120288755 - Secondary battery, electronic device, electric power tool, electrical vehicle, and electric power storage system: where X is an ether bond (—O—) or a methylene group (—CH2—); each of R7 to R10 is a group such as a hydrogen group; and each of R7 to R10 is a group such as an alkyl group when X is the ether bond.... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120288756 - Electrode plate and secondary battery having the electrode plate and method for manufacturing the electrode plate: An electrode plate includes an active material coating portion on at least one surface of an electrode current collector, and a non-coating portion on the electrode current collector, the non-coating portion excluding the active material coating portion and including a metal foil with a grain size in a range of... Agent:

20120288760 - Flat and high-density cathodes for use in electrochemical cells: The traditional method of pressing CFx, screen and SVO sheet assembly results in an electrode that is cupped and not flat. This results in the reduction of the effective volumetric energy density of the electrode or the addition of a process step of flattening of the cathode if at all... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.

20120288759 - Lithium secondary battery: A lithium secondary battery of the present invention has a positive electrode is provided with a positive electrode mix layer that includes a positive electrode active material and a conductive material. The positive electrode mix layer has two peaks, large and small, of differential pore volume over a pore size... Agent:

20120288758 - Three-dimensional network aluminum porous body for current collector, electrode using the aluminum porous body, and battery, capacitor and lithium-ion capacitor each using the electrode: It is an object of the present invention to provide a sheet-shaped three-dimensional network aluminum porous body for a current collector which is suitably used for electrodes for nonaqueous electrolyte batteries and electrodes for capacitors, an electrode and a capacitor each using the same. In such a three-dimensional network aluminum... Agent: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

20120288757 - Three-dimensional network aluminum porous body for current collector, electrode using the aluminum porous body, nonaqueous electrolyte battery, capacitor and lithium-ion capacitor: It is an object of the present invention to provide a sheet-shaped three-dimensional network aluminum porous body for a current collector which is suitably used for electrodes for nonaqueous electrolyte batteries and electrodes for capacitors, an electrode and a capacitor each using the same. The three-dimensional network aluminum porous body... Agent: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

20120288761 - Electrode additives coated with electro conductive material and lithium secondary comprising the same: Provided are an electrode additive coated with a coating material made of electrically conductive materials such as metal hydroxides, metal oxides or metal carbonates, and an electrode and a lithium secondary battery comprising the same. The electrode additive in accordance with the present invention can improve high temperature storage characteristics... Agent:

20120288762 - Graphene-coated pyrolytic carbon structures, methods of making, and methods of use thereof: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for flexible graphene-coated pyrolytic carbon materials or structures, methods of making, methods of use, materials including the graphene-coated pyrolytic carbon material or structure, structures including the graphene-coated pyrolytic carbon material or structure, and the like.... Agent: University Of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.

20120288763 - Cathode active material, cathode electrode, and non-aqueous secondary battery: wherein M1 is at least one kind of element selected from the group of Mn, Fe, Co and Ni; M2 is any one kind of element selected from the group of Ti, V and Nb; M3 is at least one kind of element selected from the group of Zr, Sn,... Agent:

20120288765 - Cathode of lithium battery and method for fabricating the same: A cathode of the lithium battery includes a composite film. The composite film includes a carbon nanotube film structure and a plurality of active material particles dispersed in the carbon nanotube film structure.... Agent: Tsinghua University

20120288764 - Novel positive electrode for secondary battery: In the above formulae, M is at least one element selected from metals having an oxidation number of +4, M′ is at least one element selected from first and second period transition metals which have a 6-coordinate structure and are stabilized in a layered structure, 0<x<1 and 0<u<0.1, and u... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20120288766 - Negative active material, method of preparing the same, and lithium battery including the same: Provided are a negative active material, a method of preparing the same, and a lithium battery including the negative active material. The negative active material includes a carbonaceous core that has a sulfur content of about 10 ppm to 900 ppm; and an amorphous carbon layer continuously formed on a... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20120288767 - Method for preparing lithium manganese oxide positive active material for lithium ion secondary battery, positive active material prepared thereby, and lithium ion secondary battery including the same: A method for preparing a lithium manganese oxide positive active material for a lithium ion secondary battery, which has spherical spinel-type lithium manganese oxide particles having two or more different types of sizes, the method including uniformly mixing manganese oxide having two or more different types of sizes with a... Agent: Samsung Corning Precision Materials Co., Ltd.

20120288768 - Negative active material, method of preparing the same, and lithium battery including the same: Provided are a negative active material, a method of preparing the same, and a lithium battery including the negative active material, wherein the negative active material includes a carbonaceous material that has a peak with respect to a surface (002) at a Bragg angle 2θ of 26.4°±0.1° in an X-ray... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20120288769 - Gel electrolyte for lithium ion secondary battery, and lithium ion secondary battery having the same: Disclosed is a highly safe lithium ion secondary battery which has good life characteristics. Also disclosed is a gel electrolyte for a lithium ion secondary battery, which contains a lithium salt, a copolymer of specific monomers, a specific compound that has a phosphazene structure, and at least one compound selected... Agent: Nec Energy Devices, Ltd.

20120288770 - Polymer solid electrolyte, method of production thereof, and lithium ion secondary battery: A polymer solid electrolyte is provided that includes anatase-type titanium oxide, a lithium electrolyte salt, and an ion conductive polymer that binds the titanium oxide.... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120288771 - Rechargeable lithium battery: In one aspect, a rechargeable lithium battery including a positive electrode having a positive active material, a negative electrode having a negative active material, and an electrolyte is provided. The positive active material can include manganese-based oxide, and the electrolyte can include fluoroethylene carbonate, lithium bis(oxalato)borate, and tris(trialkylsilyl)borate.... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20120288772 - Secondary battery, electronic device, electric power tool, electrical vehicle, and electric power storage system: A secondary battery includes a cathode, an anode, and an electrolytic solution. The anode or the electrolytic solution, or both contain a metal salt including an unsaturated carbon bond.... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120288773 - Apparatus for humidifying a gas flow: In a device for humidifying a gas flow, an atomized liquid is combined with a gas flow in a spray chamber, and passed through a generally U-shaped gas flow passage having a first generally vertical part 3 through which the atomized liquid and gas passes to a lower part 4.... Agent: Daimler Ag

20120288774 - System for storing ammonia in and releasing ammonia from a storage material and method for storing and releasing ammonia: A system for storing ammonia in and releasing ammonia from a storage material capable of binding and releasing ammonia reversibly by adsorption or absorption for a process with a gradual ammonia demand that can vary over the time. The system has a container capable of housing the ammonia-containing storage material;... Agent: Amminex A/s

20120288775 - Reaction container and fuel cell system equipped with same: A fuel cell system (101) comprising a fuel cell (120) and a reaction container (103), wherein the fuel cell (120) comprises a fuel electrode (121), an air electrode (122) and an electrolyte film (123) and the reaction container (103) comprises a hydrogen storage material (106) and a heater (114) and... Agent:

20120288776 - Fuel cell system and control method for fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell of a solid polymer type that generates power by using a hydrogen-containing gas as a fuel gas, a reformer that generates the fuel gas by reforming ammonia, and a supply amount ratio control unit that controls a supply amount ratio of oxygen... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20120288777 - Method of controlling fuel cell system: In an FC system of an FC vehicle, if a control device determines that conditions of an idling power generation suppression mode of a FC are satisfied, the control device sets the voltage of the FC to a predetermined voltage value outside a voltage range where an oxidation-reduction of platinum... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd

20120288778 - Method of controlling fuel cell system: In a case where gas supply controller of an FC system determines that the temperature of an FC is a predetermined temperature or less, the gas supply controller fixes the FC voltage to a voltage value within a voltage region where degradation is relatively small, the voltage value being below... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd

20120288779 - Fuel cell device and system: Fuel cell devices and fuel cell systems are provided. In certain embodiments, the fuel cell devices may include one or more active layers containing active cells that are connected electrically in series. In certain embodiments, the fuel cell devices include an elongate ceramic support structure the length of which is... Agent:

20120288780 - Acoustic speed of sound measurement using bandpass filtering of automotive pressure sensors: A fuel cell system that determines the concentration of hydrogen gas in an anode loop. The fuel cell system includes at least one fuel cell, an anode inlet, an anode outlet, an anode loop, a source of hydrogen gas and an injector for injecting the hydrogen gas. First and second... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20120288781 - Fuel cells and fuel cell components having asymmetric architecture and methods thereof: Embodiments relate to a composite for a fuel cell layer including a plurality of electron conducting components, a plurality of ion conducting components each having a first surface and a second surface and wherein each ion conducting component is positioned between two electron conducting components. The electron conducting components and... Agent: Societe Bic

20120288782 - Stable ultralyophobic coating for pemfc bipolar plate water management: An electrode plate is disclosed. The electrode plate includes a plate having an active area, a feed region in fluid communication with the active region, and a tunnel region in fluid communication with the feed region and a manifold region, an ultralyophobic coating on one or more of at least... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20120288783 - Membrane electrode assembly with integrated frame and fuel cell: Disclosed is a membrane electrode assembly provided with a polymer electrolyte membrane; a catalyst layer (A) which is laminated onto one surface of the polymer electrolyte membrane; a gas diffusion layer (A) which is laminated onto the catalyst layer (A); a catalyst layer (B); and a gas diffusion layer (B).... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120288784 - Fuel cell plate with recycled material: A method of manufacturing a fuel cell plate is disclosed that includes machining a part to produce tailings. At least some of the tailings are mixed with a material to produce a mixture. The mixture is formed into a fuel cell plate. In one example, the tailings are recycled flake... Agent:

  
11/08/2012 > 49 patent applications in 39 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20120282494 - Battery pack: Disclosed is a battery pack including an electrode assembly; a battery case housing the electrode assembly; a cap assembly on one side of the battery case; and a protection circuit module coupled to the cap assembly, wherein the cap assembly comprises a side wall extending from an edge of the... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20120282496 - Frame for an electrochemical energy storage device: The invention relates to a frame (1) for an electrochemical energy storage device (2), wherein the frame (1) is intended to enclose the electrochemical energy storage device (2) at least in some areas and comprises a frame element (3) which includes a first frame element area (5) having a first... Agent: Li-tec Battery Gmbh

20120282495 - Power storage device cell, manufacturing method and storing method therefor, and electric storage device: A power storage device cell is configured such that a capacitor positive electrode and a lithium positive electrode are directly connected with each other; a second electrode layer is formed of a material including particles of phosphoric-acid-type lithium compound having an olivine-type structure; the third electrode layers are formed mainly... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20120282497 - Battery pack thermal management system and method: A battery pack thermal management system includes a plurality of battery cells connected to at least one DC power bus. At least one thermoelectric device is operatively disposed in thermal contact with the plurality of battery cells. At least one temperature measuring device is operatively connected to the thermal management... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20120282498 - Lithium-ion battery: A lithium-ion battery in a housing includes (a) an anode, (b) a cathode, (c) a separator, (d) an electrolyte including a lithium salt and a non-aqueous solvent, and (e) a non-ionic surfactant.... Agent: Li-tec Battery Gmbh

20120282499 - Electrochemical cell: An electrochemical cell has an electrode stack, which is sealed off by a sheath, in particular in a gas-tight and/or liquid-tight manner, and at least one pressure-relief device, in particular in the form of a desired breaking point, wherein the pressure-relief device has a rupture diaphragm, which closes an aperture... Agent: Li-tec Battery Gmbh

20120282500 - Architecture of a battery and control device: A battery system comprises a battery module, including a high-voltage grid and a low-voltage network having a BCU. The battery module includes a plurality of battery cells connected in series and a plurality of cell monitoring units configured to measure and to transmit battery voltages of the battery cells with... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20120282501 - Metal electrode assembly for flow batteries: A flow battery electrode assembly including a first impermeable, substantially metal electrode consisting essentially of a metal and a second permeable electrode. The assembly also includes at least one electrically conductive spacer connecting the first impermeable, substantially metal electrode and the second permeable electrode such that the first impermeable, substantially... Agent: Primus Power Corporation

20120282503 - Electric device: An electric device 100 which has a battery pack 30 including a plurality of batteries 20 is disclosed. The electric device 100 has a holding unit 40 which accommodates at least the battery pack 30, and is capable of being carried by a user. Each of the plurality of batteries... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120282502 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery includes a case, an electrode assembly in the case, at least one terminal portion disposed at least partially inside the case, at least one current collecting member electrically connecting the electrode assembly and the terminal portion, the current collecting member including a terminal coupling portion, and at... Agent:

20120282504 - Secondary battery and cover assembly employed therein: Disclosed is a secondary battery including an electrode assembly, a casing and a cover assembly. In the electrode assembly, a cathode plate and an anode plate are arranged to face each other through a separator. The casing is adapted to house the electrode assembly therein. The cover assembly includes a... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20120282505 - System for reducing thermal transfer between cells in a battery: A battery assembly comprising a housing defining an interior and at least two electrical storage cells located in the interior of the housing. A thermal transfer barrier located in the interior of the housing, the thermal transfer barrier being positioned between the at least two cells in the housing, wherein... Agent: Gateway, Inc.

20120282506 - Electrochemical energy store for vehicles and method for cooling or heating such an electrochemical store: An electrochemical energy storage device (1) comprising a casing (2), in which a plurality of flat galvanic cells (3) are arranged. Between two adjacent flat galvanic cells is in each case, a flat heat conducting body (4) and/or a flat elastic body (5) arranged. Preferably, the flat galvanic cells, the... Agent: Li-tec Battery Gmbh

20120282507 - Vehicle structure including a battery: A vehicle structure includes a longitudinal structural element at each of its side edges, at least two shells superposed in such a manner as to form a housing, each shell being connected to the structural elements; at least one battery component comprising an energy storage unit arranged in the housing;... Agent: Compagnie Plastic Omnium

20120282508 - Partial flow cell: A partial flow cell may include a cathode chamber, an anode chamber, and a separator arrangement sandwiched between the cathode and anode chambers. The separator arrangement may be configured to permit ionic flow between electroactive materials disposed within the cathode and anode chambers. One of the cathode and anode chambers... Agent: Zinc Air Incorporated

20120282509 - Redox flow battery: A redox flow (RF) battery is provided that performs charge and discharge by supplying a positive electrode electrolyte and a negative electrode electrolyte to a positive electrode cell and a negative cell, respectively. Each of the positive and negative electrode electrolytes contains a vanadium (V) ion as active material. At... Agent: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

20120282510 - Conduction and convection cooled energy storage system: An energy storage system comprising at least one energy storage module adapted to supply electrical energy to a hybrid vehicle. The energy storage module comprises an enclosure having at least one battery array located within the enclosure. The energy storage module includes a thermal pad disposed between the battery array... Agent:

20120282511 - Power battery pack cooling apparatus: Using a simple structure to facilitate a flow path delivering coolant in an even and well-distributed manner, providing efficient and effective cooling for power battery packs in electric vehicles. The heat exchange apparatus is composed of an ray of cooling duct plates, with ducts for coolant to flow within, with... Agent:

20120282512 - Manganese oxide nanowire, rechargeable battery including the same and method of producing manganese oxide: Provided are a manganese oxide nanowire, specifically, a manganese oxide nanowire having an aspect ratio of 20 or more, which can be widely used in various fields, including batteries, oxygen generators, and redox catalysts, a rechargeable battery including the manganese oxide nanowire, and a method of producing manganese oxide. Since... Agent: Samsung Corning Precision Materials Co., Ltd.

20120282513 - Cathodic electrode and electrochemical cell: A cathodic electrode includes at least one carrier having at least one active material applied or deposited thereon, wherein the active material includes a mixture made of a lithium/nickel/manganese/cobalt mixed oxide (NMC), which is not present in a spinel structure, and a lithium manganese oxide (LMO) in a spinel structure.... Agent: Li-tec Battery Gmbh

20120282514 - Microporous membranes, methods for making same and their use as battery separator films: Disclosed herein are microporous polymeric membranes suitable for use as battery separator film. Also disclosed herein is a method for producing such a membrane, batteries containing such membranes as battery separators, methods for making such batteries, and methods for using such batteries.... Agent: Toray Battery Separator Film Godo Kaisha

20120282515 - Battery module: A battery module includes a plurality of battery cells, an end plate at a side of the plurality of battery cells, a bottom plate at a bottom of the plurality of battery cells, and a reinforcing member at a first surface of the bottom plate... Agent:

20120282516 - Battery module: A battery module includes a pair of end plates; a plurality of battery cells aligned with each other between the pair of the end plates, wherein each of the battery cells has a top surface, a bottom surface located substantially opposite to the top surface, and side surfaces extending between... Agent:

20120282518 - Cell case: A cell case has a plurality of front slide connection parts each having an engaged groove in a lower part thereof and an engaging piece protrudingly formed in an upper part thereof; and a plurality of rear slide connection parts each having an engaged groove in a lower part thereof,... Agent: Nifco Korea Inc.

20120282517 - Electrochemical cell and method for producing such a cell: An electrochemical cell includes at least one electrode stack, which is arranged inside a casing of the electrochemical cell, wherein the electrode stack has at least one first electrode layer and one second electrode layer, wherein a separator layer is arranged between the first electrode layer and the second electrode... Agent: Li-tec Battery Gmbh

20120282519 - Dissimilar material battery enclosure for improved weld structure: An electrochemical cell having an enclosure comprised of an enclosure body portion composed of a relatively high electrical resistivity material and an enclosure lid portion composed of a ductile material is discussed. The body portion of the enclosure preferably comprises Grade 5 or 23 titanium and the lid portion preferably... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.

20120282520 - Electrically rechargeable battery with zn electrode, and method for manufacturing said battery:

20120282521 - Electrode active material, preparation method thereof, and electrode and lithium battery containing the same: An electrode active material, a method of manufacturing the same, and an electrode and a lithium battery adopting the same. The electrode active material includes a core capable of occluding and emitting lithium; and a surface treatment layer formed on at least a portion of a surface of the core,... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.

20120282522 - Spray pyrolysis synthesis of mesoporous positive electrode materials for high energy lithium-ion batteries: A lithium metal oxide positive electrode material useful in making lithium-ion batteries that is produced using spray pyrolysis. The material comprises a plurality of metal oxide secondary particles that comprise metal oxide primary particles, wherein the primary particles have a size that is in the range of about 1 nm... Agent: Washington University

20120282523 - Cathode compositions for lithium-ion batteries: A lithium-ion battery has (a) an anode; (b) a cathode having a cathode composition of the formula Li[M4yM51-2yMny]O2, wherein 0.083<y<0.5 with the proviso that M4 and M5 do not include chromium, and wherein M4 is Co and M5 includes the combination of Li and Ni; and (c) an electrolyte.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20120282525 - Active material particles and use of same: Active material particles are provided that exhibit performance suitable for increasing the output of a lithium secondary battery and little deterioration due to charge-discharge cycling. The active material particles provided by the present invention have a hollow structure having secondary particles including an aggregate of a plurality of primary particles... Agent:

20120282524 - Nonaqueous secondary battery: where y satisfies −0.3≦y<0.3, M represents a group of five or more elements including Ni, Co, Mn, Mg and at least one of Al, Ba, Sr, Ti and Zr, and when a, b, c and d represent Ni, Co, Mn, and Mg, respectively, in mol % and e represents a... Agent:

20120282526 - Production process for composite oxide, positive-electrode active material for lithium-ion secondary battery and lithium-ion secondary battery: e

20120282527 - Composite materials for battery applications: A process for producing nanocomposite materials for use in batteries includes electroactive materials are incorporated within a nanosheet host material. The process may include treatment at high temperatures and doping to obtain desirable properties.... Agent:

20120282528 - Method for preparing positive active material for lithium ion secondary battery, positive active material prepared thereby, and lithium ion secondary battery including the same: A method for preparing a positive active material for a lithium ion secondary battery, the method including obtaining a mixture by mixing a lithium containing compound and metal oxide, distributing powder of a lithium containing compound into a furnace, and heat treating the mixture in the furnace, wherein a thermal... Agent: Samsung Corning Precision Materials Co., Ltd.

20120282529 - Nonaqueous electrolyte and electrochemical element using the same: A nonaqueous electrolytic solution capable of improving the low-temperature cycle properties, which is a nonaqueous electrolytic solution of an electrolyte salt dissolved in a nonaqueous solvent, wherein the nonaqueous solvent contains at least two cyclic carbonates selected from ethylene carbonate, 1,2-butylene carbonate, a cyclic carbonate having a methyl group at... Agent: Ube Industries, Ltd.

20120282530 - Battery structures, self-organizing structures, and related methods: An energy storage device includes a first electrode comprising a first material and a second electrode comprising a second material, at least a portion of the first and second materials forming an interpenetrating network when dispersed in an electrolyte, the electrolyte, the first material and the second material are selected... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

20120282531 - Electrolyte for rechargeable lithium battery and rechargeable lithium battery including the same: An electrolyte for a rechargeable lithium battery includes a non-aqueous organic solvent, a lithium salt, and an additive. The additive includes a gamma butyrolactone compound substituted with at least one F atom at the α-position.... Agent:

20120282532 - Block copolymer electrolyte composite membranes and methods of producing the same: The present invention relates to block copolymer electrolyte composite membranes with improved ionic conductivity. The block copolymer electrolyte composite membrane in accordance with an aspect of the present invention can comprise a plate-like inorganic filler as surface-modified with a sulfonic group; and a block copolymer comprising at least one selected... Agent: Korea Institute Of Science And Technology

20120282533 - Humidifier for fuel cell: Disclosed is a humidifier for fuel cell which is capable of realizing high humidifying efficiency owing to the maximum contact area of hollow fiber membranes with reaction gas to be supplied to the fuel cell by enabling the uniform humidifying level in all the hollow fiber membranes provided inside the... Agent: Kolon Industries, Inc.

20120282534 - High efficiency, reversible flow battery system for energy storage: The present invention relates to a reversible solid oxide electrochemical cell that may operate in two modes: a discharge mode (power generation) and a charge mode (electrolytic fuel production). A thermal system that utilizes a SOFB and is inclusive of selection of operating conditions that may enable roundtrip efficiencies exceeding... Agent:

20120282535 - Fuel cell charging system and method of use: A system including a fuel cell system configured to produce power from a fuel and a device configured to receive the power as the power is produced. The fuel cell system includes a fuel cell arrangement fueled by a fuel supply, and a sensor configured to generate a signal indicative... Agent:

20120282536 - Device and method for controlling fuel cell system: A fuel cell system has a fuel cell generating power using a fuel gas and an oxidizing agent gas serving as materials of the system and a material supply section supplying the materials to the fuel cell. The power generated by the fuel cell is extracted to a load. A... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20120282537 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell comprises a cathode catalyst layer and an anode catalyst layer disposed on each surface of an electrolyte membrane, an oxidant gas passage facing the cathode catalyst layer, and a fuel gas passage facing the anode catalyst layer. The cathode catalyst layer contains a metal catalyst. In a... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20120282538 - Fuel cell stack structure and fuel cell stack structure manufacturing method: A fuel cell stack structure is basically provided with a stack entity and at least one tie rod. The stack entity includes a plurality of solid electrolyte fuel cell units stacked together in a stacking direction. The tie rod extends through the stack entity to fasten the solid electrolyte fuel... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20120282539 - Fuel cell: Disclosed is a fuel cell in which an electrolyte membrane-electrode structure is held between the first separator and a second separator. The electrolyte membrane-electrode structure comprises a solid polymer electrolyte membrane, a cathode-side electrode and an anode-side electrode. An end portion of the solid polymer electrolyte membrane projects outwardly beyond... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20120282540 - Nanowire-based membrane electrode assemblies for fuel cells: The present invention discloses nanowires for use in a fuel cell comprising a metal catalyst deposited on a surface of the nanowires. A membrane electrode assembly for a fuel cell is disclosed which generally comprises a proton exchange membrane, an anode electrode, and a cathode electrode, wherein at least one... Agent: Nanosys, Inc.

20120282541 - High exchange capacity perfluorinated ion exchange resin, preparation method and use thereof: The present invention provides a high exchange capacity perfluorinated resin comprising two kinds of sulfonyl fluoride-containing short pendant groups of different structures, which is prepared by copolymerizing tetrafluoroethylene, vinyl ether monomers comprising two kinds of sulfonyl fluoride-containing short pendant groups of different structures, and vinyl ether monomer comprising bromine-containing pendant... Agent:

20120282542 - Fuel cell: An anode assembly for a fuel cell, the anode assembly having an anode catalyst component, said anode catalyst component comprising both a noble metal catalyst and a photo-catalyst, and said photo-catalyst being provided for enhancing contaminant carbon monoxide oxidation upon irradiation by incident radiation; the anode assembly further comprising a... Agent:

  
11/01/2012 > 55 patent applications in 44 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20120276418 - Methods and devices for in-situ treatment of sediment simultaneous with microbial electricity generation: A method for in-situ treatment of sediment simultaneous with microbial electricity generation is provided, comprising steps of constructing a microbial fuel cell, placing the microbial fuel cell in the sediment, forming a cell circuit, and cultivating microorganisms to generate electrical power. The method overcomes shortcomings found in the prior art... Agent: Guangdong Institute Of Ecoenvironmental And Soil Sciences

20120276419 - Battery pack: A battery pack is disclosed. In one embodiment, the battery pack includes i) a plurality of battery cells, ii) a first flexible board configured to electrically connect the battery cells to each other and having a plurality of first terminals. The battery pack also includes iii) a second flexible board... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20120276421 - Power storage device cell, manufacturing method therefor, and electric storage device: A power storage device cell is configured to include a capacitor positive electrode, a lithium positive electrode, and a common negative electrode in which electrode layers are formed on a collector foil in which penetration holes are formed, and such that the capacitor positive electrode and the lithium positive electrode... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20120276420 - Secondary battery pack of novel structure: Disclosed herein is a secondary battery pack including a battery cell having a first electrode terminal, a second electrode terminal and a pair of coupling grooves formed at the top of a battery case, a protection circuit module (PCM) including a protection circuit board (PCB), connection members A and B... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20120276422 - Deactivation or severing of an energy store: An energy store device, especially for a motor vehicle, includes at least two energy sources, which are connected via an electrical connection, and at least one safety element, the safety element being deformable and/or expandable in order to sever the electrical connection between the energy sources. In a method for... Agent:

20120276423 - Battery system: A battery system includes a battery module that has a plurality of batteries which are provided with release portions each for releasing internal gas when an internal pressure is increased, and an exhaust portion which is provided with an opening portion and guides gas released from the release portions to... Agent:

20120276424 - Electric power storage system: An electric power storage system 10 of the present invention includes a lithium secondary battery; a detection device to detect the temperature of the lithium secondary battery; and a control device to decrease a remaining capacity of the lithium secondary battery based on an increase of the detected temperature and... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenkyusho

20120276425 - Battery: To provide a battery that provides a simple and easy configuration to promote removal of air bubbles occurring in a stacked electrode body, and thereby improves battery performance. Provided is a battery, which includes a stacked electrode body formed by stacking a first electrode plate and a second electrode plate... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

20120276426 - Storage device and manufacturing method for storage device: A storage module is constituted by a plurality of storage cells housed respectively in resin cases. A storage device includes a flexible tube that is welded to the respective cases and connected to the respective storage cells in order to discharge a gas from the respective storage cells, and a... Agent: Ud Trucks Corporation

20120276428 - Latch mechanism for battery retention: A latch mechanism for retaining a battery within a battery compartment is described.... Agent: Zoll Circulation, Inc.

20120276427 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly including first and second electrodes, and a separator between the first and second electrodes; a case housing the electrode assembly; a cap plate closing an opening of the case; an electrode terminal in a terminal hole of the cap plate and electrically connected... Agent:

20120276429 - Spirally-rolled electrodes with separator and the batteries therewith: r

20120276430 - Integrated sense lead module frame: A frame for a battery cell includes a main body with an aperture configured to receive the battery cell. A header is disposed at an end of the main body. The header including a plurality of electrically conductive pins disposed through the header. The electrically conductive pins are configured to... Agent: Gm Blobal Technology Operations LLC

20120276432 - Battery unit having case to contain cells: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus comprises a housing, a holding part and a battery unit. Placed in the battery receptacle of the housing, the battery unit comprises a plurality of cells and a case accommodating the plurality of cells. The case comprises (i) a first part configured to... Agent:

20120276431 - Cell connector: To provide a cell connector for the electrically conductive connection of a first cell terminal of a first electrochemical cell and a second cell terminal of a second electrochemical cell of an electrochemical device, which allows a reliable and fail-safe connection of the cell terminals, it is proposed that the... Agent: Elringklinger Ag

20120276433 - Molten salt and thermal battery: The present invention provides a molten salt containing at least two salts, and having a melting point of 350° C. or more and 430° C. or less and an electric conductivity at 500° C. of 2.2 S/cm or more. The present invention also provides a thermal battery including the molten... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120276434 - Highly flexible printed alkaline batteries based on mesh embedded electrodes: A flexible battery and a method to form the flexible battery include forming an anode by embedding an anode type electro-active material within a mesh material and associating an anode current collector with the anode. Similarly a cathode is formed by embedding a cathode type electro-active material within a mesh... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

20120276435 - Method of forming encapsulated solid electrochemical component: A method of forming an encapsulated solid electrochemical component includes stacking a first separator, a solid electrochemical component, and a second separator on an upper surface of a vacuum plate to form an electrochemical component assembly, applying a vacuum to the electrochemical component assembly, and applying a first laser beam... Agent: Eaglepicher Technologies, LLC

20120276436 - Stack-type lithium-ion polymer battery: The present invention provides a stack-type lithium-ion polymer battery wherein: the battery capacity is not being degraded; the generation of the wrinkles and fracture of the separator is being suppressed; the battery has gas releasing paths; the displacement of an electrode stack hardly occurs; and the workability at the time... Agent: Nec Tokin Corporation

20120276437 - Flat nonaqueous secondary battery: A flat nonaqueous secondary battery with improved reliability is provided. The flat nonaqueous secondary battery (1) includes an electrode assembly disposed in a space formed by an exterior case (2) and a seal case (3). The electrode assembly includes a plurality of positive electrodes (5) and a plurality of negative... Agent: Hitachi Maxell Energy, Ltd.

20120276438 - Transition metal phosphate, production process thereof, positive electrode, and sodium secondary battery: The present invention provides a transition metal phosphate and a production process thereof, a positive electrode, and a sodium secondary battery. The transition metal phosphate contains sodium (Na), phosphorus (P) and a transition metal element and having a BET specific surface area of 1 m2/g to 50 m2/g. The process... Agent: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited

20120276439 - Lithium ion secondary battery: It is difficult to display the polarity of terminal electrodes of lithium ion batteries. With conventional lithium ion secondary batteries, since different materials are employed for the active substances that make up a positive electrode and a negative electrode, problems arise if the polarities of the electrodes are mistaken when... Agent: Namics Corporation

20120276440 - Battery pack: A battery pack has a plurality of assembled batteries connected in parallel. Each of the assembled batteries has a plurality of cells connected electrically. A circulating current in each of the assembled batteries is calculated from an open circuit voltage of the assembled battery that varies according to the number... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20120276441 - Lithium ion battery of crimping shape of increased safety: A cylindrical battery constructed in a structure in which a crimp region is gently bent, such that the crimp region surrounds a gasket located at the inside of the crimp region, a bent front end is continuously bent twice to press the gasket, to be in the form of a... Agent:

20120276442 - Terminal of secondary battery and method of assembling the same: A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly; a first terminal electrically connected to the electrode assembly, wherein the first terminal includes a first collecting plate contacting the electrode assembly and having at least one opening; a first terminal plate comprising at least one protrusion extending into the at least one... Agent:

20120276443 - Cell: A cell in which thermal welding of a laminate packaging is performed so that the thickness of a thermal welded portion including an electrode terminal is larger than that of a thermal welded portion including no electrode terminal.... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120276444 - Active material for rechargeable battery: A magnesium battery includes a first electrode including an active material and a second electrode. An electrolyte is disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode. The electrolyte includes a magnesium compound. The active material includes an inter-metallic compound of magnesium and bismuth.... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

20120276446 - Positive electrode active material for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: m

20120276445 - Pure forms of lithium borate salts and the process producing such forms: An electrolytic solution comprising a purified lithium borate salt that when used in lithium ion battery, delivers superior performances that include negligible irreversible capacity upon cell formation, low impedance on both cathode and anode, and excellent stability when operated at high temperatures.... Agent: U.s. Government As Represented By The Secretary Of The Army

20120276447 - Electrode for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, and method of manufacture of electrode for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: An electrode for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a current collector and an electrode material disposed on the current collector. the electrode material has a thickness of 50 μm or larger. The electrode material contains at least active material particles, an electro-conductive material, and a crack preventive material. An... Agent:

20120276448 - Negative electrode material for an electrical storage device, and negative electrode for an electrical storage device using the same: Provided is a negative electrode material for an electricity storage device, comprises, a negative electrode active material comprising a compound containing at least SnO and P2O5, and a binder comprising a thermosetting resin. Also provided is a negative electrode for an electricity storage device, comprising a current collector having a... Agent:

20120276449 - Lithium anodes for electrochemical cells: Provided is an anode for use in electrochemical cells, wherein the anode active layer has a first layer comprising lithium metal and a multi-layer structure comprising single ion conducting layers and polymer layers in contact with the first layer comprising lithium metal or in contact with an intermediate protective layer,... Agent: Sion Power Corporation

20120276450 - Surface modification agents for lithium batteries: A method includes modifying a surface of an electrode active material including providing a solution or a suspension of a surface modification agent; providing the electrode active material; preparing a slurry of the solution or suspension of the surface modification agent, the electrode active material, a polymeric binder, and a... Agent: Uchicago Argonne, LLC

20120276451 - Method for preparing an electrode composition: A method for preparing an electrode composition, including a step of forming a suspension, in an unbuffered aqueous acid medium having a pH of 1 or in a buffered acid medium having a pH less than or equal to 4, containing an electrode active material in the form of particles... Agent:

20120276452 - Negative electrode active material for electricity storage device, and method for producing same: A negative electrode active material for an electricity storage device comprises at least SnO as a composition thereof. When a binding energy value of an electron on a Sn 3d5/2 orbital of a Sn atom in the negative electrode active material for an electricity storage device is defined as Pl... Agent:

20120276453 - Coated nickel hydroxide powder as cathode active material for alkaline secondary battery and method for producing the same: A method for producing a coated nickel hydroxide powder suitable as a cathode active material for alkaline secondary battery includes the steps of: dispersing a nickel hydroxide powder in water to prepare a suspension, an aqueous alkali solution to the suspension with stirring to keep a pH of the suspension... Agent: Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.

20120276454 - Nickel complex hydroxide particles and nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: Disclosed are: nickel complex hydroxide particles that have small and uniform particle diameters; and a method by which the nickel complex hydroxide particles can be produced. Specifically disclosed is a method for producing a nickel complex hydroxide by a crystallization reaction, which comprises: a nucleation step in which nucleation is... Agent:

20120276455 - Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A long-life battery whose properties do not deteriorate after charge-discharges cycles is provided. A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a cathode, an anode, and a non-aqueous electrolytic solution containing an electrolyte. At least one of the cathode and the anode includes a binder. The binder includes a layer having electron... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20120276456 - Additive for electrolytes in electrochemical cells: Electrolyte, comprising an aprotic solvent, a lithium salt as conducting salt, and an additive, characterized in that the additive is a compound which contains a protonable nitrogen atom and is hydrolysable by water.... Agent: Li-tec Battery Gmbh

20120276458 - Nanofiber electrodes for energy storage devices: Methods and devices for enhanced energy storage in an electrochemical cell are provided. In some embodiments, an electrode for use in a metal-air electrochemical cell can include a plurality of nanofiber (NF) structures having high porosity, tunable mass, and tunable thickness. The NF structures are particularly suited for energy storage... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

20120276459 - Negative electrode for lithium secondary battery, method of manufacturing the same, and lithium secondary battery employing the same: A negative electrode for a lithium secondary battery that includes an organic-inorganic hybrid protective layer where the lithium ion conductivity of a polymer included in the organic-inorganic hybrid protective layer is about 10−4 S/cm or less, a method of manufacturing the same, and a lithium secondary battery employing the same.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120276457 - Negative electrode structure for aqueous electrolyte batteries and aqueous electrolyte battery comprising the negative electrode structure: A negative electrode structure for aqueous electrolyte comprising at least a negative electrode active material layer, wherein the negative electrode active material layer comprises, as the negative electrode active material, at least one selected from the group consisting of the following metals and alloys comprising at least one of the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20120276460 - Fuel cell system and method of stopping fuel cell system: In a fuel cell system, a controller is programmed to control a first gas supply mechanism to deliver a first gas containing a fuel gas to a cathode in a pre-stop process performed at a system stop of the fuel cell system. The controller is programmed to control the first... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20120276461 - Fuel cell system having a fluid separator in the anode circuit: A fuel cell system includes an anode circuit by means of which unused gas from the anode region of a fuel cell can be recirculated via a recirculation delivery device into the anode region. At least one liquid separator is provided in the anode circuit. The liquid separator is integrated... Agent: Daimler Ag

20120276462 - Drive unit, lens module, image pickup unit, fuel cell, and ion exchange resin: There are provided a drive unit, a lens module, an image pickup unit, a fuel cell, and an ion exchange resin, in which a characteristic deterioration depending on an ambient environment may be suppressed. The drive unit includes one or more polymer actuator devices. The polymer actuator device is configured... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120276463 - Ammonia flame cracker system, method and apparatus: Apparatus, methods and systems reside in the decomposition of ammonia into a hydrogen-containing product mixture. An ammonia-rich gaseous mixture containing ammonia and oxygen enters a conduit, within which combustion and decomposition of the mixture is initiated, thereby liberating hydrogen. A mixture of products, resulting from the reactions, is expelled from... Agent:

20120276464 - Photoelectrochemical cell and energy system using same: A photoelectrochemical cell (100) includes: a semiconductor electrode (120) including a conductor (121), a first n-type semiconductor layer (122) having a nanotube array structure, and a second n-type semiconductor layer (123); a counter electrode (130) connected to the conductor (121); an electrolyte (140) in contact with the second n-type semiconductor... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120276465 - Method for detecting the sealed state of a fuel cell: Procedure for detecting the sealing state of a fuel cell stack in which, as soon as the fuel cell stack is considered to be extinguished, the sum of the pressures in the anode circuit and in the cathode circuit equal to P1 is recorded. After an additional period of time... Agent:

20120276466 - In-vehicle algorithm for fuel cell stack health quantification: A method for determining the health of fuel cells in a fuel cell stack. The method includes maintaining a constant flow of hydrogen to the anode side of the fuel cell stack, shutting off a flow of air to a cathode side of the fuel cell stack when a predetermined... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20120276467 - Solid oxide fuel cell stack modular structure: The present invention relates to a solid oxide fuel cell stack modular structure, in that, being an integration of a plurality of fuel cell modules, it can determine the amount of fuel cell modules to be stacked in the modular structure according to an actual power output demand while ensuring... Agent: Institute Of Nuclear Energy Reseach Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan

20120276469 - Fuel cell stack, manufacturing method of fuel cell stack and replacement method of module as constituent of fuel cell stack: A fuel cell stack includes: a first module configured to include an electrolyte membrane, an anode and a cathode; a second module configured to include a separator and placed adjacent to one surface of the first module via a first sealing member; and a third module configured to include a... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20120276468 - Silicon phosphate and membrane comprising the same: The invention provides a composition having the formula (I): xXO2.yY2O5, (wherein: 0.5<x<0.7; 0.3<y<0.5; X comprises one or more of silicon, titanium, germanium and zirconium; and Y comprises one or more of phosphorus, vanadium arsenic and antimony), or a hydrate thereof, in which the composition comprises more than 50 wt %... Agent: University Court Of The University Of St Andrews

20120276470 - Solution based enhancements of fuel cell components and other electrochemical systems and devices: This invention relates in general to components of electrochemical devices, and to methods of preparing the components. The components and methods include the use of a composition comprising an ionically conductive polymer and at least one solvent, where the polymer and the solvent are selected based on the thermodynamics of... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute

20120276471 - Proton conducting materials: Materials are provided that may be useful as ionomers or polymer ionomers, including compounds including bis sulfonyl imide groups which may be highly fluorinated and may be polymers.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20120276472 - Stainless steel for fuel cell having good corrosion resistance and method for producing the same: A stainless steel for a fuel cell having good corrosion resistance throughout a wide potential range and a method for producing the same are provided. In particular, a coating having an intensity ratio [(OO/OH)/(Cr/Fe)] of 1.0 or more determined by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analysis is formed by performing an anodic... Agent: Jfe Steel Corporation

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