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Chemistry: electrical current producing apparatus, product, and process

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10/02/2014 > 113 patent applications in 79 patent subcategories.

20140295216 - Battery module for vehicle: An object of exemplary embodiments is to prevent increasing the height of a battery module housing a battery pack and a junction box. In the junction box, resin cases of a high-profile relay and an electric component are fixed to the shielding case wall. A low-voltage electric wire or a... Agent: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.

20140295215 - Energy storage apparatus: An energy storage apparatus includes: an energy storage device including an electrode terminal; an outer housing containing the energy storage device; a first outer electrode attached to an outside of the outer housing; an electrical device disposed inside the outer housing; a first electrical conductor electrically connecting the first outer... Agent: Gs Yuasa International Ltd.

20140295217 - Miniaturized forklift fuel cell supply system: This invention provides a kind of miniaturized forklift fuel cell supply system consists of enclosure 90 and the fuel cell system 100 provided in the said enclosure 90, DCDC converting unit 2, contactor 3, energy storage device 4, controller 7, which also consists of the power supply output end 5... Agent:

20140295219 - Materials for battery electrolytes and methods for use: Described herein are materials for use in electrolytes that provide a number of desirable characteristics when implemented within batteries, such as high stability during battery cycling up to high temperatures high voltages, high discharge capacity, high coulombic efficiency, and excellent retention of discharge capacity and coulombic efficiency over several cycles... Agent: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha

20140295218 - Method of detecting lithium-ion cell damage via vapor detection: The present invention teaches providing a sensor capable of detecting organic vapors in close proximity to the li-ion battery, these organic vapors being reliable indicators of battery troubles before the battery troubles even manifest themselves. The sensor may initiate (actuate) various responses such as alarm indicators of various types, changing... Agent:

20140295221 - Additives for non-aqueous electrolyte and secondary battery using the same: Disclosed are an electrolyte for a secondary battery, and a secondary battery including the same, the electrolyte including an electrolyte salt; an electrolyte solvent; and a compound generating heat through oxidation at voltages higher than drive voltage of a cathode, wherein the compound can decompose or evaporate electrolyte components by... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20140295220 - Electric storage device and electric storage apparatus: An electric storage device is provided with an electrode assembly including a positive electrode plate and a negative electrode plate; a case for housing the electrode assembly; a positive-electrode external terminal arranged on an outer surface of the case and electrically connected to the positive electrode plate; a negative-electrode external... Agent: Gs Yuasa International Ltd.

20140295222 - Multi-terminal battery with sensor terminal: A battery with three types of terminals is disclosed. The terminals include at least one negative terminal, at least one positive terminal, and at least one sensor terminal. The negative and positive terminals carry current during battery operation, while the sensor terminal is used to sense, communicate and/or control certain... Agent: Ec Power, LLC

20140295224 - Battery pack: A battery pack constituted by accommodating a plurality of cells, which forms battery modules, in an internal space of a casing includes the cells, a heat radiating bus bar, the casing, and an internal blower. The plurality of cells is arranged side by side facing each other. A radiation bus... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140295223 - Battery subunit having multiple battery modules that are connected to one another in a parallel and/or series manner, battery system and method for producing a battery subunit: A battery subunit includes multiple battery modules that are connected to one another in a parallel and/or series manner, and a thermal management system that contacts each of the multiple battery modules. Each of the multiple battery modules has respective multiple battery cells. The thermal management system is configured to... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140295225 - Battery module and wiring module: There are provided an electric cell group of a plurality of electric cells 11 with positive and negative electrode terminals, connecting members for connecting adjacent electrode terminals, and a wiring module assembled to the electric cell group. The wiring module includes a plurality of voltage detection terminals connected to the... Agent:

20140295226 - Cell assembly type battery cooling apparatus: Provided is a cooling apparatus for a cell assembly type battery configured of a plurality of battery cells. The cooling apparatus is to discharge air introduced into an air inlet to an air outlet via a cooling channel between battery cells to cool a cell assembly type battery, in which... Agent: Sk Innovation Co., Ltd.

20140295227 - Secondary battery module: A secondary battery module includes a cell block in which a plurality of square batteries are layered, and includes: a pair of end plates arranged to respectively face one side and another side of the cell block in a layering direction; and a pair of side frames and arranged to... Agent: Hitachi Vehicle Energy, Ltd.

20140295228 - Battery system with a temperature-control element containing a temperature-control channel and a bypass and motor vehicle containing the battery system: A battery system includes a plurality of battery cells and a temperature-control element that is thermally conductively connected to the battery cells via a temperature-control surface. The temperature-control element has a temperature-control channel in an interior of the temperature-control element. The temperature-control channel is routed on the forward flow side... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140295229 - End cap assembly for an electrochemical cell: An end cap assembly for an electrochemical cell having an end cap, a current collector, and a seal. The end cap has a top surface and a bottom surface. The current collector has a columnar body with a head at one end thereof. The seal has a central boss with... Agent: The Gillette Company

20140295231 - Active substance: According to one embodiment, there is provided an active substance. The active substance contains active material particles. The active material particles comprise a compound represented by the formula: Ti1-xM1xNb2-yM2yO7. The active material particles has a peak A attributed to a (110) plane which appears at 2θ ranging from 23.74 to... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140295230 - Negative electrode: According to one embodiment, there is provided a negative electrode. The negative electrode includes a negative electrode layer. The negative electrode layer contains a titanium composite oxide and a carboxymethyl-cellulose compound. The carboxymethyl-cellulose has a degree of etherification of 1 or more and 2 or less. The negative electrode layer... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140295233 - Lithium-ion secondary battery: A lithium-ion secondary battery includes: an electrode body in which a positive electrode and a negative electrode are stacked or wound through a separator; a plurality of positive electrode tabs drawn from the electrode body; a plurality of negative electrode tabs drawn from the electrode body; a joint portion between... Agent: Nec Energy Devices, Ltd.

20140295232 - Rechargeable battery and method of manufacturing the same: A rechargeable battery including; an electrode assembly including a separator; a first electrode on a first surface of the separator; a second electrode on a second surface of the separator; and an electrolyte solution at a first interface of the first electrode and the separator and a second interface of... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140295234 - Battery module with fixing and burglarproof functions: A battery module for an electric vehicle includes an external case, a battery box, a fixing mechanism, and a rotatable pull tab. The external case is fixed in the electric vehicle, and includes an accommodation space and a first fixing part. The battery box is detachably installed in the accommodation... Agent:

20140295235 - Battery module: A battery module including a plurality of battery cells; and a housing accommodating the battery cells, the housing comprising a side plate, a bottom plate, and a bending portion between the side plate and the bottom plate, wherein the bending portion is configured to bias the side plate and the... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140295236 - Retarding mechanism: A novel retarding mechanism is shown to reduce the inertia of the battery shell during a linear detachment movement from a handle of an appliance, such as a battery powered razor or shaver. The retarding mechanism is based on the interaction between the battery shell found on a lower portion... Agent: The Gillette Company

20140295237 - Electrochemical cells useful for energy storage devices: An energy storage cell is disclosed, including an anodic chamber for containing an anodic material and a cathodic chamber for containing a cathodic material, separated from each other by an electrolyte separator tube, and all contained within a case for the cell. The cell further includes a ceramic collar positioned... Agent: General Electric Company

20140295238 - Current collector for battery and secondary battery comprising the same: Provided is a current collector including a laminate in which a conductive substrate and an insulator are laminated, wherein the insulator is a porous insulator formed with an open pore channel penetrating through the insulator. The current collector may be used as a current collector for an electrode of a... Agent: Sk Innovation Co., Ltd.

20140295239 - Battery cell, battery, or battery cell module, method for producing a battery cell, and motor vehicle: A battery cell, in particular a lithium ion battery cell, includes a housing and at least one electrode assembly in the housing. The electrode assembly includes electrode assembly electrodes that are arranged in more than two layers in a cross-section in the housing. The housing has at least two housing... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140295241 - Battery cooling structure: A protrusion 53 is shaped to protrude from a main body 51 toward a supporter non-contact part 23 so as to circumvent a supporter 30. The protrusion 53 includes a protrusion heat transfer surface 55 which is a surface on the battery heat transfer surface 20 side (i.e., an upper... Agent: Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.

20140295240 - Battery device: A battery device includes a bus bar having a coupling bus bars, a positive electrode bus bar and a negative electrode bus bar. The coupling bus bar includes: a positive electrode connection member arranged to sequentially connect positive electrode terminals of the respective batteries included in one battery array group;... Agent: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.

20140295242 - Electric storage apparatus and vehicle: An electric storage apparatus includes a plurality of cells and a holding member holding the plurality of cells, wherein a thermal resistance value between each of first cells of the plurality of cells and the holding member is lower than a thermal resistance value between each of second cells of... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140295243 - Connector for producing an electrically conductive connection between at least three terminals of battery cells: What is described is a connector for producing an electrically conductive connection between at least three terminals of battery cells. The connector comprises at least three fastening regions, in which in each case one terminal of a battery cell can be or is fastened, and at least two electrically conductive... Agent: Sb Limotive Company Ltd.

20140295244 - Printed flexible battery: A printed flexible battery is provided. The battery has an anode and a cathode printed on flexible, fibrous substrates. Current collectors are provided that form the anode/cathode connections when the assembly is folded. A hydrophobic polymer is printed in a pattern that contains the electrolyte to a predetermined region.... Agent: Research Foundation Of The City University Of New York

20140295245 - Electric storage device and electric storage apparatus: An electric storage device includes: a container; an electrode assembly contained in the container, the electrode assembly including a positive electrode having a positive electrode substrate and a positive electrode active material layer that is formed on the positive electrode substrate and contains a positive electrode active material, a negative... Agent: Gs Yuasa International Ltd.

20140295246 - Thin film battery on an integrated circuit or circuit board and method thereof: The present invention relates to flexible thin film batteries on semiconducting surface or the conductive or insulating packaging surface of a semiconductor device and methods of constructing such batteries. Electrochemical devices may be glued to a semiconducting surface or the conductive or insulating packaging surface of a semiconductor device or... Agent: Infinite Power Solutions, Inc.

20140295247 - Battery active material, nonaqueous electrolyte battery, and battery pack: According to one embodiment, there are provided an active material for a battery having a high effective capacity, a nonaqueous electrolyte battery, and a battery pack. The active material contains a niobium-titanium composite oxide. When the active material is subjected to powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) using a Cu-Kα ray source,... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140295248 - Electrode for non-aqueous electrolytic battery, non-aqueous electrolytic secondary battery, and battery pack: An electrode has a current collector and an electrode mixture containing a binder and an active material particle selected from at least one of a carbonaceous material, a metal particle and a metal oxide particle formed on the current collector. When cutting strength of an interface between the current collector... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140295249 - Electrode for non-aqueous electrolytic battery, non-aqueous electrolytic secondary battery, and battery pack: An electrode for battery has an electrode mixture containing a binder and an active material particle selected from at least one of a carbonaceous material, a metal particle and a metal oxide particle formed on a current collector. When cutting strength of an interface between the current collector and the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140295250 - Energy storage apparatus: An energy storage apparatus including: an energy storage device; and an outer housing including a bottom surface, a side wall extending from the bottom surface in a first direction that intersects the bottom surface, and a support member that supports the side wall. An end of the side wall in... Agent: Gs Yuasa International Ltd.

20140295251 - Electrode terminal connection body, manufacturing method of the same and electric storage system: A manufacturing method for an electrode terminal connection body includes applying a press processing to a plate member formed of the same kind of metal as a metal of a positive electrode terminal so as to form a mounting hole, slicing a covered metal rod more thickly than the plate... Agent: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.

20140295252 - Electrode terminal connection body and manufacturing method of the same: An electrode terminal connection body, which is configured to electrically connect a positive electrode terminal and a negative electrode terminal that are formed of mutually different kinds of metals, includes a positive electrode terminal connection part formed of the same kind of metal as a metal of the positive electrode... Agent: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.

20140295253 - Battery cell of novel embedded type structure: Disclosed herein is a battery cell including an electrode assembly of a cathode/separator/anode structure, the electrode assembly being impregnated with an electrolyte, the electrode assembly being chargeable and dischargeable, a battery case in which the electrode assembly is mounted, the battery case being made of aluminum or an aluminum alloy,... Agent:

20140295254 - Mercury-free lead-free button battery: A mercury-free lead-free button battery includes a negative cap, a cathode material, a gasket ring, a positive can, an anode material, and a diaphragm. The positive can and the negative cap are combined. The gasket ring is clamped between the positive can and the negative cap for separating the positive... Agent:

20140295255 - Bridgeless sealed sodium-based thermal batteries and methods of sealing same: The present application provides configurations, components, assemblies and methods for sealing cells of sodium-based thermal batteries, such as NaMx cells, without a bridge member. In some embodimentsl the cells may include an electrically conductive case directly hermetically sealed to an electrically insulating ceramic collar of the cell to hermetically seal... Agent: General Electric Company

20140295257 - Battery pack and electric device: A battery pack that can seal a battery cell is provided. The battery pack includes: a housing case that can house a battery cell and can be attached to and detached from a tool main body; a circuit board that retains a battery-side terminal connected to the battery cell; a... Agent: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.

20140295256 - Rechargeable secondary battery: An embodiment of the present invention provides a rechargeable secondary battery, which can rapidly cut off charge and/or discharge paths by a force provided from an elastic force offering part in addition to fusion of a fuse when an external short circuit or overcharge occurs to the rechargeable secondary battery.... Agent:

20140295258 - Sealed sodium-based thermal batteries and methods of sealing same: The present application provides configurations, components, assemblies and methods for sealing cells of sodium-based thermal batteries, such as NaMx cells. In some embodiments the cells may include an integrated bridge member hermetically sealed to an electrically conductive case and a ceramic collar of the cell to hermetically seal an anodic... Agent: General Electric Company

20140295259 - Sealing arrangement of a battery filling port using a rivet: A sealed battery includes a filling hole, and a gasket and a blind rivet that seal the filling hole. A tapered surface that is inclined toward an inside of a battery case is formed around the filling hole of the battery case. The filling hole is sealed by the gasket... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140295260 - Method for producing sulfide solid electrolyte: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing a sulfide solid electrolyte with which productivity of a sulfide solid electrolyte having a small average particle diameter can be improved. The present invention is the method for producing a sulfide solid electrolyte including a mixing step... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140295261 - Electrochemical device and method for suppressing deterioration of the electrochemical device: An object is to provide an electrochemical device in which lithium deposition and reduction in battery capacity can be inhibited even when the concentration of a lithium salt in an electrolytic solution is lower than 1.0 M. Lithium deposition can be inhibited and lithium whiskers can be dissolved by applying... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

20140295262 - Electrolyte solution for lithium metal battery, and lithium metal battery: An electrolyte solution for a lithium metal battery includes an ionic liquid that has a cation that includes a nitrogen atom and an ether group. The nitrogen atom at a center of the cation and an oxygen atom on the ether group are arranged with a single carbon atom being... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140295266 - Electrode assembly and rechargeable battery having the same: An electrode assembly and a secondary battery having the same are disclosed. The electrode assembly includes a positive electrode plate, a negative electrode plate, and a separator. The positive electrode plate includes a positive electrode active material and a positive electrode tab. The negative electrode plate includes a negative electrode... Agent:

20140295265 - Lithium-rich electrode sheet of lithium-ion battery and preparation method thereof: The present disclosure provides a lithium-rich electrode plate of a lithium-ion battery and a preparation method thereof. The lithium-rich electrode plate comprises a collector; a film containing an active material and forming on the collector, and forming an elementary electrode plate together with the collector; and a porous lithium sheet... Agent: Dongguan Amperex Technology Limited

20140295264 - Method for forming pattern, structural body, method for producing comb-shaped electrode, and secondary cell: A method for forming a pattern, a structural body, a method for producing a comb-shaped electrode, and a secondary cell. The pattern forming method, in which n patterns (n≧2) are formed on a support, includes forming a first resist layer on the support surface; and repeating: forming a guide hole... Agent: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.

20140295263 - Secondary battery: A secondary battery includes: a cathode and an anode that are opposed to each other with a separator in between; and an electrolytic solution, wherein the cathode includes a cathode current collector and a cathode active material layer provided between the cathode current collector and the separator, the anode includes... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140295267 - Silicon based composite material, and preparation method and use thereof: The present disclosure provides a silicon based composite material, and a preparation method and a use thereof. The silicon based composite material comprises silicon nano-particles and polyaniline coating layers on surfaces of the silicon nano-particles, and Si—C covalent bonds are formed between the silicon nano-particles and the polyaniline coating layers.... Agent: Dongguan Amperex Technology Limited

20140295270 - Anode and secondary battery: A secondary battery capable of improving cycle characteristics is provided. An anode includes: an anode active material layer on an anode current collector, the anode active material layer including a plurality of anode active material particles, in which the average particle area of the plurality of anode active material particles... Agent:

20140295269 - Conformal coating of nano-porous material with group iv semiconductor using nanoparticle ink: A nanostructured composite material includes a substrate, a porous layer including a highly structured material, and a coating including nanoparticles. A method for forming the nanostructured composite material can include forming a porous layer on a substrate, the porous layer including a highly structured material, and applying nanoparticles to the... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20140295268 - Layered titanium disilicide, method of preparation and applications thereof: The invention generally relates to new materials based on C49 titanium disilicide (TiSi2) as a new, layered anode material, within which lithium ions can react with the Si-only layers. Stabilization by a coating a thin layer of oxide on the surface of TiSi2 significantly improves the charge and discharge performance.... Agent:

20140295271 - Surface modified lithiated h2v3o8: A method is described to prepare a cathode material for high energy density rechargeable lithium ion batteries based on H2V3O8 with improved cycling stability by means of a surface modification produced at low temperature in aqueous media. The battery comprises a stack composed by an anode, an electrolytic layer, a... Agent: Belenos Clean Power Holding Ag

20140295272 - Metal oxygen battery and a method for manufacturing oxygen storage material used therein: Provided is a metal oxygen battery 1 including a positive electrode 2 having oxygen as an active material, a negative electrode 3 having metallic lithium as an active material, and an electrolyte layer 4 interposed between the positive electrode 2 and negative electrode 3. The positive electrode 2 contains oxygen... Agent:

20140295273 - Anode, lithium battery including the anode, and method of preparing the anode: An anode, a lithium battery including the anode, and a method of manufacturing the anode. The anode includes: an anode active material including a metal alloyable with lithium; and a metal-carbon composite conducting agent having a density of 3.0 grams per cubic centimeter or greater.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140295275 - Lithium manganese phosphate/carbon nanocomposites as cathode active materials for secondary lithium batteries: The invention relates to a lithium manganese phosphate/carbon nanocomposite as cathode material for rechargeable electrochemical cells with the general formula LixMnyM1-y(PO4)z/C where M is at least one other metal such as Fe, Ni, Co, Cr, V, Mg, Ca, Al, B, Zn, Cu, Nb, Ti, Zr, La, Ce, Y, x=0.8-1.1, y=0.5-1.0,... Agent:

20140295274 - Method for preparing positive active material for rechargeable lithium battery and rechargeable lithium battery including positive active material: A rechargeable lithium battery includes a non-aqueous electrolyte, a negative electrode including a silicon-based negative active material, and a positive active material including a compound represented by a Chemical Formula 1, Li1+xCo1−yMyO2, wherein, −0.2≦x≦0.2, 0<y≦0.2, and M includes Ni and one selected from Mn, B, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Ti,... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140295277 - Lithium secondary battery and method for producing same: A lithium secondary battery is provided which can exhibit excellent battery performances for a long period of time and has an excellent crystal structure stability. The positive electrode of the lithium secondary battery provided according to the present invention includes positive electrode active material particles mainly containing a lithium-containing phosphate... Agent:

20140295276 - Positive electrode active material, nonaqueous electrolyte battery, and battery pack: l

20140295279 - High capacity cathode material for a magnesium battery: An electrode active material, containing α-MnO2 which is stabilized with a stabilizing cation or molecule with a radius of from 1.35 to 1.55 Å, and wherein a molar ratio of the stabilizing ion or molecule to Mn is from 0.1 to 0.125, is provided. Also provided are a magnesium electrochemical... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

20140295281 - Lithiated manganese phosphate and composite material comprising same: The invention relates to a lithiated manganese phosphate and to a composite material comprising same. The lithiated manganese phosphate of the invention has formula I: Li1-xMn1-yDyPO4, wherein D represents a dopant and 0≦x≦1.0≦y<0.15, and it is formed by non-agglomerated particles in the form of small plates. The invention is particularly... Agent: Commissariat A L'enegie Atomique Et Auz Energies Al Ternatives

20140295278 - Magnesium battery having a cathode containing manganese dioxide nanoparticles as active material: A MnO2 electrode active material of high capacity is provided. The high capacity MnO2 has a surface area which is greater than 60 m2/g and the MnO2 is obtained by a process comprising a redox reaction of a Mn (II) salt and permanganate at a reaction temperature less than 30°... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

20140295280 - Mgmn2o4 with a crystal structure analogue to cafe2o4, camn2o4, or cati2o4 as rechargeable magnesium battery cathode: A cathode active material for a battery includes a material of the formula MgxMn2O4 wherein 0≦x≦1 and the material has a crystal structure having an open channel formed in a single dimension or along a single dimensional axis. The crystal structure may be an analogue to CaFe2O4, CaMn2O4 or CaTi2O4.... Agent:

20140295282 - Active material for battery, nonaqueous electrolyte battery, battery pack, and method for manufacturing active material for battery: In general, according to one embodiment, an active material for battery includes a monoclinic complex oxide. The monoclinic complex oxide is expressed by the general formula LixM1M22O(7±δ) (wherein M1 is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Ti, Zr, Si, and Sn, M2 is at least one... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140295283 - Cobalt oxide, composite of cobalt oxide, and method for making the same: A cobalt oxide is disclosed and is represented by a chemical formula of Co1-yMyO2, wherein 0≦y≦0.9, and M is selected from the group consisting of alkali metal elements, alkaline-earth metal elements, Group-13 elements, Group-14 elements, transition metal elements, and rare-earth elements. A composite of cobalt oxide includes a cobalt oxide... Agent: Tsinghua University

20140295284 - Method for producing amorphous carbon particles, amorphous carbon particles, negative electrode material for lithium ion secondary battery, and lithium ion secondary battery: A method for producing amorphous carbon particles comprising includes adding and mixing graphite particles into a precursor of amorphous carbon and then cross-linking the precursor of amorphous carbon to obtain a first cross-linked product, or cross-linking a precursor of amorphous carbon and then adding and mixing graphite particles into the... Agent:

20140295285 - Method of preparing separator, separator prepared therefrom, and electrochemical device having the same: The present invention refers to a method of preparing a separator, comprising: producing a dispersion comprising inorganic particles, a polymer binder, polymer fibers and a solvent; applying the dispersion on the top surface of a substrate to form a non-woven fabric web as a layer comprising the inorganic particles, the... Agent:

20140295286 - Ceramic electrolyte material comprising a modified polycrystalline lithium metal phosphate: There is disclosed a polycrystalline lithium-ion conductive membrane for a lithium-air battery that comprises at least one surface, a polycrystalline lithium-ion conductive material comprising grain boundaries, and at least one modifying phase, wherein (a) the at least one modifying phase is incorporated into the grain boundaries to form a modified... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20140295287 - Lithium ion-conducting garnet-like compounds: A lithium ion-conducting compound, having a garnet-like crystal structure, and having the general formula: Lin[A(3-a′-a″)A′(a′)A″(a″)][B(2-b′-b″)B′(b′)B″(b″)][C′(c′)C″(c″)]O12, where A, A′, A″ stand for a dodecahedral position of the crystal structure, where A stands for La, Y, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm and/or Yb, A′ stands for Ca,... Agent:

20140295288 - Non-aqueous organic electrolyte, lithium ion secondary battery containing non-aqueous organic electrolyte, preparation method of lithium ion secondary battery and terminal communication device: A non-aqueous organic electrolyte including a lithium salt; a non-aqueous organic solvent, which includes γ-butyrolactone and a saturated cyclic ester compound shown in formula (I); an unsaturated cyclic ester compound shown in formula (II); and a dinitrile compound shown in formula (III), as well as a lithium ion secondary battery... Agent:

20140295289 - Nonaqueous electrolyte battery and battery pack: According to one embodiment, a nonaqueous electrolyte battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The positive electrode includes at least one oxide selected from the group consisting of a first oxide having a spinel structure and represented by LixNi0.5Mn1.5O4, a second metal phosphate having an... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140295290 - Electrodes, electrochemical cells, and methods of forming electrodes and electrochemical cells: Electrodes and methods of forming electrodes are described herein. The electrode can be an electrode of an electrochemical cell or battery. The electrode includes a current collector and a film in electrical communication with the current collector. The film may include a carbon phase that holds the film together. The... Agent:

20140295292 - Electrolyte solution for lithium-air battery: An electrolyte solution for a lithium-air battery contains an ionic liquid that has a cation in which ether groups are incorporated in parallel.... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140295291 - Nonaqueous electrolyte air battery: A nonaqueous electrolyte air battery has s positive electrode comprises at least a catalyst which activates oxygen, a conductive material and a binder, when a thermal decomposition starting temperature of the binder is T1° C. and a thermal decomposition ending temperature of the binder is T2° C. A signal with... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140295293 - Electrode and manufacturing method thereof: Provided is an electrode that contributes to higher performance improvement of batteries and capacitors by selecting a dispersant not only for uniformalizing an electrode structure but also playing the performance improvement role for the batteries or capacitors. An electrode 1 includes an active material 2 and a conductive additive 3.... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140295294 - Lithium air battery and lithium ion secondary battery: o

20140295296 - Metal-air cell provided with gel-form solid electrolyte: There is provided a lithium-air secondary cell having an air electrode, a negative electrode containing metal lithium or a lithium-containing material and a gel-form solid electrolyte, wherein the gel-form solid electrolyte contains a solid electrolyte salt, a solvent, and a specific lipid peptide-type gelator composed.... Agent:

20140295295 - Rechargeable anion battery cell using a molten salt electrolyte: A rechargeable electrochemical battery cell includes a molten carbonate salt electrolyte whose anion transports oxygen between a metal electrode and an air electrode on opposite sides of the electrolyte, where the molten salt electrolyte is retained inside voids of a porous electrolyte supporting structure sandwiched by the electrodes, and the... Agent:

20140295297 - Storage element for a solid electrolyte energy store: A storage element for a solid electrolyte energy store and a method of producing a storage element are provided. The storage element has a three-dimensional grid structure made of a material that comprises an electron-conducting redox pair.... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140295298 - Graphene-based battery electrodes having continuous flow paths: Some batteries can exhibit greatly improved performance by utilizing electrodes having randomly arranged graphene nanosheets forming a network of channels defining continuous flow paths through the electrode. The network of channels can provide a diffusion pathway for the liquid electrolyte and/or for reactant gases. Metal-air batteries can benefit from such... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute

20140295299 - Nonaqueous electrolyte air battery: A nonaqueous electrolyte air battery has a positive electrode comprises at least a catalyst which activates oxygen, a conductive material and a binder, when a thermal decomposition starting temperature of the binder is T1° C. and a thermal decomposition ending temperature of the binder is T2° C. A signal with... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140295300 - Acid resistant, monolithic fuel cell cooler assembly: A composite plate (26) is formed in a mold (8) by placing one of two preforms (15, 23) of between about 80 wt.% and about 85 wt.% flake graphite, balance polymer binder, into the mold and disposing a coolant tube array (18) thereon, depositing a powder (21) of the flake/polymer... Agent:

20140295301 - Method and system for purification of gas/liquid streams for fuel cells or electrolysis cells: The present invention provides in embodiments a method for purification of inlet gas/liquid streams in a fuel cell or electrolysis cell, the fuel cell or electrolysis cell comprising at least a first electrode, an electrolyte and a second electrode, the method comprising the steps of: —providing at least one scrubber... Agent: Technical University Of Denmark

20140295302 - Fuel cell monitoring device: In a fuel cell monitoring device, a gas-diffusion resistance calculation section calculates a gas-diffusion resistance Rtotal indicating a difficulty of diffusing reaction gas to a catalyst layer in a fuel cell based on a gas reaction resistance Rct calculated by a resistance calculation section. A second diffusion resistance calculation section... Agent: Nippon Soken, Inc.

20140295303 - Solid oxide fuel cell: Problem: To suppress the occurrence of damage to fuel cell units caused by oxidation shrinkage of fuel electrodes. Solution Means: The invention is a solid oxide fuel cell for generating electricity by reacting hydrogen and oxidant gas in individual fuel cell units, wherein the individual fuel cell units comprise a... Agent: Toto Ltd.

20140295304 - Methods of generating hydrogen gas and power: A hydrogen generator and a fuel cell system including a fuel cell battery and the hydrogen generator. The hydrogen generator includes a cartridge, a housing with a cavity to removably contain the cartridge, and an initiation system. The cartridge includes a casing; a plurality of pellets including a hydrogen containing... Agent:

20140295306 - Fuel cell system and method for controlling the same: In a method for controlling a fuel cell system, a shutoff valve is opened to supply a fuel gas from a storage container to a fuel cell after a fuel cell system shutdown instruction is sent to the fuel cell system so that the fuel cell generates and discharges electricity.... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140295305 - Fuel cell vehicle and moving body: A data signal accurately reflecting the actual state of a storage vessel is sent to a station side. A fuel cell system (1) includes a hydrogen supply line (32) that connects a tank main body (311) and a fuel cell stack (2), and a main stop valve provided to the... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140295307 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system comprises: noise detection means for detecting the magnitude of noise in a driver's cabin of a fuel cell vehicle in which the fuel cell system is installed; and a control apparatus for controlling the operation of auxiliary machines. The control apparatus performs high-potential avoidance control to... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140295308 - Fuel cell stack: A fuel cell stack (1) includes a plurality of stacked power generation cells (3), a heat exchange unit (7) provided between adjacent two of the power generation cells, a fuel gas supply path arranged to supply the power generation cells with a fuel gas, and an oxidant gas supply path... Agent: Ngk Spark Plug Co., Ltd.

20140295309 - Fuel cell system and operation method thereof: A fuel cell system includes a stack constituted by a set of fuel cells. An air supplier supplies air to an air electrode of the fuel cell and a hydrogen supplier supplies hydrogen to a fuel electrode of the fuel cell. A connector connects an air supply route for supplying... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140295310 - Valve and fuel cell system: A valve includes a cap, a diaphragm defining a movable portion, a valve housing, and a valve portion. An inlet port through which fluid flows into a valve chamber, an outlet port through which the fluid flows out from the valve chamber, and a placement portion on which a peripheral... Agent:

20140295311 - Flow battery: An electrolyte system for a flow battery has an anolyte including [Fe(CN)6]3− and [Fe(CN)6]4− and a catholyte including Fe2+ and Fe3+.... Agent: University Of Kentucky Research Foundation

20140295313 - Sanbornite-based glass-ceramic seal for high-temperature applications: A glass-ceramic seal for ionic transport devices such as solid oxide fuel cell stacks or oxygen transport membrane applications. Preferred embodiments of the present invention comprise glass-ceramic sealant material based on a Barium-Aluminum-Silica system, which exhibits a high enough coefficient of thermal expansion to closely match the overall CTE of... Agent: Saint-gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc.

20140295312 - Systems and methods for configuring a fuel cell having lower coolant path isolation resistance: System and methods relating to a configuration for a fuel cell system having lower coolant path isolation resistances are disclosed. In certain embodiments, the fuel cell system may include a first fuel cell substack comprising a first plurality of cells. The fuel cell system may further include a second fuel... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140295314 - Microporous layer for a fuel cell with enhanced ice storage: A fuel cell includes a cathode having a first gas diffusion layer and a first catalyst layer, an anode including a second gas diffusion layer and a second catalyst layer and a proton exchange membrane disposed between the cathode and anode. A microporous layer is disposed between the first gas... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140295315 - Membrane electrode assembly: A membrane electrode assembly is prepared by sandwiching an electrolyte membrane between an anode and a cathode. In the anode, a first porous layer is interposed between a first electrode catalyst layer and a first gas diffusion layer. In the cathode, a second porous layer is interposed between a second... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140295316 - Carbon supported catalyst: A catalyst includes (i) a primary metal or alloy or mixture including the primary metal, and (ii) an electrically conductive carbon support material for the primary metal or alloy or mixture including the primary metal, wherein the carbon support material: (a) has a specific surface area (BET) of 100-600 m2/g,... Agent:

20140295317 - Solid oxide fuel cell and method for producing the same: Provided is a solid oxide fuel cell which includes a fuel electrode, a solid electrolyte, and an air electrode, each being sequentially laminated on the surface of a porous support. The porous support comprises forsterite and a nickel element. Ni and/or NiO fine particles are exposed on a surface of... Agent: Toto Ltd.

20140295318 - Solid oxide fuel cell and method for producing the same: Disclosed is a solid oxide fuel cell which includes an inner electrode, a solid electrolyte, and an outer electrode, each being sequentially laminated on the surface of a porous support. The porous support contains forsterite, and further has a strontium element concentration of 0.02 mass % to 1 mass %... Agent: Toto Ltd.

20140295319 - Fuel cell device and system: A fuel cell device is provided having an active central portion with an anode, a cathode, and an electrolyte therebetween. At least three elongate portions extend from the active central portion, each having a length substantially greater than a width transverse thereto such that the elongate portions each have a... Agent:

20140295320 - Platinum-rhodium nano-dendritic alloy and direct methanol fuel cell including the same: A platinum-rhodium nano-dendritic alloy includes a plurality of first structure having a round shape and a second structure connecting the plurality of first structures and having a thin bridge shape, wherein the first and second structures containing platinum and rhodium homogeneously distributed therein.... Agent: Intellectual Discovery Co., Ltd.

20140295321 - Fuel cell separator and method for producing the same: First, a passive film is removed from a surface of a separator sheet. For example, the separator sheet may be immersed in an acidic liquid to remove the passive film. Then, the separator sheet is washed with water, taken out from the water, and heated. After the heating, the separator... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140295322 - Material fuel cell separator, fuel cell separator using same, fuel cell stack, and method of producing fuel cell separator material: A material for fuel cell separator, wherein a surface layer 6 containing Au and Cr is formed on a surface of a Ti base 2, and an intermediate layer 2a containing Ti, O, Cr, and less than 20 atomic % of Au is present between the Ti base and the... Agent: Jx Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation

20140295323 - Method and apparatus for forming a matrix liner for a pressure vessel: A pressure vessel for the storage of pressurized fluids for a fuel cell system, a liner for the pressurized vessel and a method of making. The method of manufacturing a pressure vessel includes forming a lost core assembly, a reinforcement structure around the assembly and removing the core from said... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140295324 - Separator for fuel cell and method for manufacturing the same: A separator for a fuel cell and a method for manufacturing the same comprise two sheets of metal plates integrally formed to minimize contact resistance between an upper metal plate and a lower metal plate. The method for manufacturing the separator includes steps of preparing an upper metal plate and... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140295325 - Self-assembly platinum nanostructure with three dimensional network structure and method of preparing the same: A self-assembly platinum nanostructure with a three dimensional network structure contains a plurality of platinum nanoparticles having a cubic shape, wherein the plurality of platinum nanoparticles gather to form a cubic shape and are disposed in a {111} direction.... Agent: Intellectual Discovery Co., Ltd.

20140295326 - Nitrogen-doped tungsten carbide structure and method of preparing the same: A tungsten carbide structure includes tungsten carbide having a plate shaped structure and including a plurality of mesopores, a first carbon layer surrounding a surface of tungsten carbide and containing nitrogen, and a second carbon layer surrounding the first carbon layer and containing nitrogen.... Agent: Intellectual Discovery Co., Ltd.

20140295327 - Rechargeable fuel cell: A device and method of forming a power generator includes a container, a fuel cell stack within the container, a metal hydride hydrogen producing fuel within the container, wherein the fuel cell stack is sandwiched between the container and an anode support surrounding the fuel and in close thermal contact... Agent:

  
09/25/2014 > 77 patent applications in 50 patent subcategories.

20140287272 - Electrolyte-membraneless microbial fuel cell, in-series stack thereof, and in-parallel combination thereof: Disclosed herein are an electrolyte-membraneless microbial fuel cell, in-series stack thereof, and in-parallel combination thereof. According to various implementation examples, problems relating to scaling up and modularization are overcome, and problems relating to using an electrolyte membrane are solved.... Agent: Gwangju Institute Of Science And Technology

20140287278 - Battery having a brick architecture including cells arranged in series or in parallel: Battery comprising several cells disposed in several modules (112) linked together in series, characterized in that it comprises at least one brick (120) comprising a lower terminal and an upper terminal, between which are arranged two cells (111) and at least three switches (113), so as to be able to... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

20140287276 - Battery pack: A battery pack including a plurality of bare cells, a protective circuit module having a thermistor, and a case accommodating the bare cells and the protective circuit module therein is disclosed. The case may include a mounting portion having the thermistor mounted thereon and a first rib portion. The mounting... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140287274 - Battery pack with antenna: Provided is a battery pack including a battery cell; a ferrite layer at a side surface of the battery cell; a film antenna at a side surface of the ferrite layer; and a reinforcement layer between the battery cell and the ferrite layer.... Agent:

20140287277 - Energy storage structures and fabrication methods thereof: Energy storage structures and fabrication methods are provided. The method include: providing first and second conductive sheet portions separated by a permeable separator sheet, and defining, at least in part, outer walls of the energy storage structure, the first and second surface regions of the first and second conductive sheet... Agent: The Paper Battery Co.

20140287279 - Method for battery cell of novel structure: Disclosed herein is a method of manufacturing a battery cell having an electrode assembly of a cathode/separator/anode structure disposed in a battery case made of aluminum or an aluminum alloy together with an electrolyte in a sealed state, the method including (a) anodizing an entire surface of the battery case... Agent:

20140287273 - Portable ground power source for starting aircraft: Methods and apparatus for a portable ground power source for starting aircraft. An apparatus includes a Li-ion battery pack and a NATO connector integrated into a single unit and packaged inside a light weight plastic housing.... Agent:

20140287275 - Protection apparatus for battery pack, method for manufacturing the protection apparatus, and battery pack having the protection apparatus: A protection apparatus for a battery pack includes a conduction portion including a pad portion, and a connection portion outside of the pad portion and electrically coupled to the pad portion and a bare cell; and an insulation portion covering at least a portion of the conduction portion, wherein the... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140287280 - Secondary battery pack of embedded type of novel structure: A secondary battery pack including a battery cell having first and second electrode terminals at a top thereof, an electrically insulative mounting member having an opening, through which the second terminal is exposed, the mounting member being mounted to a top of the cell, a protection circuit module (PCM) including... Agent:

20140287281 - Power storage device and battery temperature regulating method: A power storage device includes a case in which at least one unit cell is housed; a heat exchanger (31) that is provided in a wall surface of the case so as to face both an inside of the case and an outside of the case, and that performs heat... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140287282 - Filter element: A seal arrangement for a housing for receiving a battery has a valve arrangement for compensating a pressure differential between an interior of the housing for receiving a battery and an environment outside of the housing for receiving a battery. A desiccant is provided for removing moisture from a gas... Agent: Mann+hummel Gmbh

20140287283 - Power supply apparatus: A power supply apparatus that supplies electric power to an external electrical device through a cable is provided with a battery pack, and a battery pack case that houses the battery pack. The battery pack case includes a case body having an opening through which the battery pack to be... Agent: Suzuki Motor Corporation

20140287284 - Cooling system for vehicular battery: A cooling system for a vehicular battery of a vehicle is provided with a radiator, and at least one water pump that includes a first water pump. The first water pump cools the vehicular battery by circulating coolant between the vehicular battery and the radiator. The first water pump is... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140287285 - Cooling system for vehicular battery: In general, according to one embodiment, the active material for a battery contains a niobium composite oxide represented by the formula: LixM(1-y)NbyNb2O(7+δ). M represents at least one kind selected from the group consisting of Ti and Zr. X, y, and δ are numbers respectively satisfying the following: 0≦x≦6, 0≦y≦1, and... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140287286 - Electric storage apparatus: An electric storage apparatus includes a plurality of electric storage devices aligned in a first direction and each having an electrode terminal extending in a direction orthogonal to the first direction; a holding member configured to hold the plurality of electric storage devices; and a circuit case housing a circuit... Agent: Gs Yuasa International Ltd.

20140287287 - Battery system and evaluation method for battery: A battery system 1 includes a secondary battery 10 including a positive electrode 11, a negative electrode 15, and electrolytes 12 and 14, a storing section 23 configured to store peculiar information of the secondary battery 10 measured in advance including an initial resistance value and an evaluation frequency, a... Agent: Waseda University

20140287288 - Battery device: A battery holder includes restriction members protruded from a holding base plate in an axial direction of batteries to be located in spaces between the batteries. Each of the restriction members has: a tapered surface which is inclined to the axial direction and is in line contact with an outer... Agent: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.

20140287289 - Electrified battery tray assemblies: An electrified battery tray assembly comprising a pair of battery positive and negative terminal engaging elements wiredly connected to at least one plug receiving connector on the tray tor accessing battery power via the at least one connector.... Agent:

20140287290 - Structure for mounting electric storage apparatus: A structure for mounting an electric storage apparatus includes the electric storage apparatus outputting an energy for use in running of a vehicle, a vehicle body including a recessed portion housing the electric storage apparatus, a fastening member fixing the electric storage apparatus to the recessed portion, and a reinforce.... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140287291 - Electric storage apparatus and electric storage apparatus unit: An electric storage apparatus in which a first projecting portion projecting on one side and a second projecting portion projecting on the opposite side of the one side are formed at different positions in a direction orthogonal to a direction in which the first and second projecting portions project.... Agent: Gs Yuasa International Ltd.

20140287293 - Temperature control device: A temperature control device for heating or cooling a battery has a cooling apparatus (5) and an electric heating apparatus (10). To simplify the temperature control of batteries, in particular of high-voltage batteries or traction batteries, the electric heating apparatus (10) is combined in one component with a highly thermally... Agent: Dr. Ing. H.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft

20140287292 - Temperature-regulating element: The present invention provides a temperature-regulating element (1) having a thermally conductive surface (3) and a thermally insulating surface (5), said temperature-regulating element comprising a metallic plate (7) having elevations (9), a main body (11) composed of plastic and two connection components (17a, 17b) comprised of plastic. At least one... Agent: Basf Se

20140287294 - Method of preparing separator for lithium secondary battery, separator prepared therefrom, and lithium secondary battery comprising the same: The present invention provides a method of preparing a separator for a lithium secondary battery, comprising: forming a porous coating layer on at least one surface of a porous substrate, the porous coating layer comprising inorganic particles; bringing polymer particles into electric charging to obtain electrically charged polymer particles; transferring... Agent:

20140287295 - Separator with heat resistant insulation layer: A separator with a heat resistant insulation layer includes a porous substrate, and a heat resistant insulation layer formed on one surface or both surfaces of the porous substrate and containing at least one kind of inorganic particles and at least one kind of a binder, wherein a content mass... Agent:

20140287296 - Separator and electrochemical device having the same: s

20140287297 - Battery cell, battery and motor vehicle: A battery cell includes a battery cell housing that is patterned in a form of a folding structure. In another embodiment, a battery cell includes a battery cell housing that is patterned in a form of a sandwich construction which comprises an intermediate layer and two cover layers. In a... Agent:

20140287298 - Alkaline battery: An alkaline battery includes: a battery case; and a sealing unit with which an opening of the battery case is sealed. The sealing unit includes a negative electrode terminal plate, a negative electrode current collector electrically joined to the negative electrode terminal plate, and a gasket. The gasket includes a... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140287299 - Heat-debonding adhesives: A heat-debonding adhesive member is provided. The heat-debonding adhesive member attaches electronic device components such as a battery and a housing together. The heat-debonding adhesive includes a heat-generating layer that generates heat for debonding structures that are attached together using the adhesive member. The heat-generating layer includes a conductive layer... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140287300 - Sealed secondary battery and manufacturing method of sealed secondary battery: According to one embodiment, in a manufacturing method of a sealed secondary battery of the embodiment, a first sealing body, which is configured to seal an opening portion of a lid body to cover the opening portion and is formed into a sheet-like shape by using a metal material, is... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140287302 - Anode active material for sodium battery, anode, and sodium battery: Sodium titanium oxide is used as an anode active material for a sodium battery to improve the cycle properties of the sodium battery. For example, the anode active material is preferably a sodium titanium oxide having the following composition formula (1) or (2). Na2+XTi3O7 (0≦X≦0.9) Composition formula (1) Na4+XTi5O12 (0≦X≦1.0)... Agent: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

20140287301 - Electrochemical energy storage devices and components: A battery electrode composition is provided comprising anode and cathode electrodes and an electrolyte ionically coupling the anode and the cathode. At least one of the electrodes may comprise a plurality of active material particles provided to store and release ions during battery operation. The electrolyte may comprise an aqueous... Agent: Sila Nanotechnologies Inc.

20140287303 - Electrode and method for manufacturing an electrode: A method for manufacturing an electrode, including: a) providing a dry active material mixture; b) providing a preformed current collector; and c) applying the dry active material mixture onto at least one subregion of the current collector to form an active material layer. A method of this kind offers a... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140287304 - Electrode and method for maufacturing the same: An electrode for an electrochemical energy store, having at least two adjacently situated active material layers, the at least two active material layers having at least one active material and at least one conductive additive, the at least two active material layers furthermore having a gradient with respect to one... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140287305 - Ion conducting batteries with solid state electrolyte materials: Solid-state, ion-conducting batteries with an ion-conducting, solid-state electrolyte. The solid-state electrolyte has at least one porous region (e.g., porous layer) and a dense region (e.g., dense layer). The batteries are, for example, lithium-ion, sodium-ion, or magnesium-ion conducting solid-state batteries. The ion-conducting, solid-state electrolyte is, for example, a lithium-garnet material.... Agent:

20140287306 - Electrode material, method for manufacturing electrode material, and secondary battery: An electrode material is provided. The electrode material includes a porous carbon material, wherein the porous carbon material has a half-width of diffraction intensity peak of a (100) face or a (101) face of 4 degrees or less with reference to a diffraction angle 2 theta on a basis of... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140287308 - Binder resin for nonaqueous secondary battery electrode, binder resin composition for nonaqueous secondary battery electrode slurry composition for nonaqueous secondary battery electrode, electrode for nonaqueous secondary battery, and nonaqueous secondar: A binder resin for a nonaqueous secondary battery electrode of the invention satisfies Is≧30 (Is indicates a sum of scattering intensities observed in a particle size range of from 1 to 100 nm) when a solution is formed by dissolving the binder resin in water at a concentration of 5%... Agent: Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.

20140287307 - Novel sulphur-modified monolithic porous carbon-based material, process for the preparation thereof and uses thereof in the storage and release of energy: A subject-matter of the invention is a novel process for the preparation of sulphur-modified monolithic porous carbon-based materials by impregnation with a strong sulphur-based acid, the materials capable of being obtained according to this process and the use of these materials with improved supercapacitance properties to produce electrodes intended for... Agent:

20140287309 - Nonaqueous electrolyte battery, battery pack and vehicle: A nonaqueous electrolyte battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The negative electrode contains a lithium compound and a negative electrode current collector supporting the lithium compound. A log differential intrusion curve obtained when a pore size diameter of the negative electrode is measured by... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140287310 - Electrode material, electrode and lithium ion battery: n

20140287311 - Hetero-nanostructure materials for use in energy-storage devices and methods of fabricating same: Hetero-nanostructure materials for use in energy-storage devices are disclosed. In some embodiments, a hetero-nanostructure material (100) includes a silicide nanoplatform (110), ionic host nanoparticles (120) disposed on the silicide nanoplatform (110) and in electrical communication with the silicide nanoplatform (110), and a protective coating (130) disposed on the silicide nanoplatform... Agent:

20140287312 - Positive active material for a rechargeable lithium battery and rechargeable lithium battery including the same: t

20140287313 - Mixture of basic lead sulfates: A microporous lead-containing solid material is produced, which can serve as a carrier for desired materials into a reaction for various desired purposes. For example, if the microporous solid is impregnated with borax it tends to inhibit the growth of unduly large crystals of tetrabasic lead, which is useful in... Agent:

20140287314 - Sheet composite, manufacturing method thereof, and electrode and electrochemical element employing said composite: The present invention relates to a sheet composite of a metal oxide active material and a fibrous carbon that can yield an electrode or an electrochemical element which achieves output property and high energy density, as well as a manufacturing method thereof. The present invention is a sheet composite of... Agent:

20140287316 - Anode for lithium secondary battery and lithium secondary battery including the same: Since an anode according to an embodiment of the present invention may include a multi-layered active material layer including two kinds of anode active materials having different press densities and average particle diameters on an electrode current collector, porosity of the surface of the electrode may be improved even after... Agent:

20140287317 - Method for preparing a silicon/carbon composite material, material so prepared, and electrode, in particular negative electrode, comprising said material: Silicon/carbon composite material, consisting of at least one capsule comprising a silicon shell within which there are carbon nano-objects partially or totally covered with silicon, and silicon nano-objects. The capsule may further comprise an amorphous carbon shell inside the silicon shell and adjacent to the latter. A method for preparing... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

20140287315 - Si/c composites as anode materials for lithium ion batteries: The invention relates to a process for producing an Si/C composite, which includes providing an active material containing silicon, providing lignin, bringing the active material into contact with a C precursor containing lignin and carbonizing the active material by converting lignin into inorganic carbon at a temperature of at least... Agent: Wacker Chemie Ag

20140287318 - Electrode and method for manufacturing an electrode: A method for manufacturing an electrode, including the following method steps: providing an active material mixture containing solvent; providing a preformed current collector; applying the solvent-containing, active material mixture to at least a partial region of the current collector to form an active material layer; and drying the active material... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140287319 - Electrode material, electrode material manufacturing method, electrode, and secondary battery: An electrode material which has excellent tab weldability, realizes reduction of a contact resistance with an active material layer, and has good adhesion with a conductive material disposed in an island shape, is provided. An electrode material 1 includes a substrate 1a including a metal foil and a conductive material... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (kobe Steel, Ltd.)

20140287320 - Electrode and method for manufacturing an electrode: A method for manufacturing an electrode. To provide a particularly cost-effective method, which is able to provide a current collector layer that adheres well and is electrically well-connected, the method including: a) providing a layer having an active material; b) one-sided electrochemical deposition of a metallic material on the layer... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140287321 - Method to produce nanoporous polymeric membranes: A method for making a flat polymer foam having a core layer of nano-sized open, interconnected cells that includes saturating a solid-state polymer with a supercritical fluid, allowing the gas to desorb for at least 35 minutes, and then heating the gas-saturated solid polymer for at least 3 minutes while... Agent: University Of Washington Through Its Center For Commercialization

20140287322 - Biaxially oriented microporous membrane: A microporous membrane is made by a dry-stretch process and has substantially round shaped pores and a ratio of machine direction tensile strength to transverse direction tensile strength in the range of 0.5 to 5.0. The method of making the foregoing microporous membrane includes the steps of: extruding a polymer... Agent:

20140287323 - Polyurethane based membranes and/or separators for electrochemical cells: The invention relates to a membrane comprising a poly(dialkylene ester) thermoplastic polyurethane composition. The invention also provides an electrochemical cell comprising a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and (I) a separator membrane disposed between said positive and negative electrodes, wherein the said membrane comprises (A) the described poly(dialkylene ester) thermoplastic... Agent:

20140287324 - Electrolyte-coated cathode active material particles, all solid state battery, and method for producing electrolyte-coated cathode active material particles: A main object of the present invention is to provide electrolyte-coated cathode active material particles capable of increasing the discharge capacity of an all solid state battery and of enhancing the battery efficiency. In the present invention, the above object is achieved by providing electrolyte-coated cathode active material particles including... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140287325 - Nonaqueous electrolytic solution and energy storage device using same: (wherein R represents an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, a C6 to C12 aryl group, an alkyloxy group, an alkenyloxy group, an isocyanatoalkyloxy group, or an aryloxy group in which at least one of the hydrogen atom may be substituted with a halogen atom. X represents a linear or branched... Agent: Ube Industries, Ltd.

20140287326 - Electrolytes for lithium sulfur cells: Disclosed is an electrochemical cell comprising a lithium anode and a sulfur-containing cathode and a non-aqueous electrolyte. The cell exhibits high utilization of the electroactive sulfur-containing material of the cathode and a high charge-discharge efficiency.... Agent:

20140287327 - Method of coating substrate for lithium secondary battery with inorganic particles and lithium secondary battery comprising substrate coated by the method: The present invention provides a method of coating a substrate for a lithium secondary battery with inorganic particles, comprising charging the inorganic particles to form charged inorganic particles; transferring the charged inorganic particles on the substrate for a lithium secondary battery to form a coating layer; and fixing the coating... Agent:

20140287328 - Method for producing fuel battery, and fuel battery and electronic device: Provided is a method for producing a fuel battery in which an oxidoreductase has been fixed as a catalyst on at least one electrode of a negative electrode or a positive electrode, including conducting at least a step of preparing an electrode pattern, in which an electrode material containing at... Agent:

20140287329 - Air battery system: In an air battery system, a decrease in power output and an increase in inner pressure during discharge are prevented even when deposition of the reaction product increases with the discharge and the volume of the electrolytic solution increases with progress of the reaction. The air battery system includes an... Agent:

20140287331 - Method and device for operating fuel cells: A system and method for operating a fuel-cell system, which is attached to at least one further component via a cooling and/or lubricating circuit. A water-based, oil-free coolant and lubricant is used, and a flushing procedure for the fuel cell is initiated when a contamination of the fuel cell by... Agent: Magna Steyr Engineering Ag & Co Kg

20140287330 - Polyoxometalate flow-cell power system: Embodiments of the present invention relates generally to redox flow batteries and, more specifically, to flow batteries that employ electron-ferrying redox compounds made from polyoxometalates (“POMs”). Embodiments of the present invention employ flow-battery technology that combines the fast electrochemical reaction of a battery with the fuel flexibility of a fuel... Agent: Fc & Associates, Inc.

20140287332 - Fuel cell module: A fuel cell module includes a first area where an exhaust gas combustor and a start-up combustor are provided, an annular second area disposed around the first area where a heat exchanger is provided, an annular third area disposed around the second area where a reformer is provided, and an... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140287333 - Conversion of c-o-h compounds into hydrogen for power or heat generation: Methods are disclosed for generating electrical power from a compound comprising carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen. Water is combined with the compound to produce a wet form of the compound. The wet form of the compound is transferred into a reaction processing chamber. The wet form of the compound is heated... Agent: Proton Power, Inc.

20140287334 - Fuel cell system and the operating method thereof: A fuel cell system includes an air manifold through which air is supplied or exhausted, a fuel gas manifold through which fuel gas is supplied or exhausted, a stack portion that generates electricity by using air and fuel that are supplied by the air manifold and the fuel gas manifold,... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140287335 - Systems and methods for shunt current and mechanical loss mitigation in electrochemical systems: Systems and methods for shunt current and mechanical loss mitigation in electrochemical systems include a conduit providing at least a portion of an electrically conductive pathway between the first and second electrochemical cells, wherein the conduit includes at least one shunt current suppression device configured as a loop, and/or a... Agent: Unienergy Technologies, LLC

20140287336 - Nanodevices for generating power from molecules and batteryless sensing: A nanoconverter or nanosensor is disclosed capable of directly generating electricity through physisorption interactions with molecules that are dipole containing organic species in a molecule interaction zone. High surface-to-volume ratio semiconductor nanowires or nanotubes (such as ZnO, silicon, carbon, etc.) are grown either aligned or randomly-aligned on a substrate. Epoxy... Agent: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC

20140287337 - Carbon fiber web including polymer nanofibers: Disclosed is a carbon fiber web including polymer nanofibers. Specifically, the carbon fiber web includes: a dispersed structure of carbon fibers; and polymer nanofibers distributed among and bonding the constituent carbon fibers of the dispersed structure. The carbon fiber web exhibits excellent characteristics in terms of flexural strength, gas permeability... Agent:

20140287339 - Fuel cell: A fuel cell includes an electrolyte membrane electrode assembly and a resin frame member. The electrolyte membrane electrode assembly includes an electrolyte membrane, a first electrode and a second electrode. The resin frame member has a recess in which the first electrode, the electrolyte membrane, and a portion of a... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140287338 - Fuel cell resin frame equipped membrane electrode assembly: A resin frame member of a resin frame equipped membrane electrode assembly includes a recess where adhesive is provided. An inner protrusion on an inner side of the recess abuts against an electrode catalyst layer protruding outward beyond a gas diffusion layer of a membrane electrode assembly. An outer protrusion... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140287342 - High performance fuel electrode for a solid oxide electrochemical cell: A high performance anode (fuel electrode) for use in a solid oxide electrochemical cell is obtained by a process comprising the steps of (a) providing a suitably doped, stabilized zirconium oxide electrolyte, such as YSZ, ScYSZ, with an anode side having a coating of electronically conductive perovskite oxides selected from... Agent: Technical University Of Denmark

20140287341 - Modified anode/electrolyte structure for a solid oxide electrochemical cell and a method for making said structure: A novel modified anode/electrolyte structure for a solid oxide electrochemical cell is an assembly comprising (a) an anode consisting of a backbone of electronically conductive perovskite oxides selected from the group of doped strontium titanates and mixtures thereof, (b) a scandia and yttria-stabilised zirconium oxide electrolyte and (c) a metallic... Agent: Technical University Of Denmark

20140287340 - Rubber composition and fuel cell sealed body: A rubber composition which does not foul molds, requires low production costs and is excellent in mass productivity, and has high adhesion reliability, can be used in an adhesive layer for bonding a constituting member for a fuel cell and a rubber member for sealing and/or two rubber members together,... Agent: Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd.

20140287344 - Electrode catalyst layer for fuel cell: It is an electrode catalyst layer for a fuel cell comprising a catalyst, a porous carrier for supporting the above-mentioned catalyst, and a polymer electrolyte, in which a mode diameter of the pore distribution of the above-mentioned porous carrier is 4 to 20 nm, and the above-mentioned catalyst is supported... Agent:

20140287343 - Fuel cell electrode catalyst layer, fuel cell electrode, fuel cell membrane electrode assembly, and fuel cell: A fuel cell electrode catalyst layer (13) of the preset invention includes: a catalyst (131b); a support (131a) that supports the catalyst; and two or more proton-conductive materials (133) different in dry mass value per mole of a proton-donating group, the proton-conductive materials being in contact with at least a... Agent:

20140287345 - Mixed ionic and electronic conductor based on sr2fe2-xmoxo6 perovskite: In accordance with the present disclosure, a method for fabricating a symmetrical solid oxide fuel cell is described. The method includes synthesizing a composition comprising perovskite and applying the composition on an electrolyte support to form both an anode and a cathode.... Agent: University Of South Carolina

20140287346 - Electroconductive tungsten oxide nanowire carrying a platinum nanodendrite and method for manufacturing same: The present invention relates to an electroconductive tungsten oxide catalyst carrying a platinum dendrite and to a method for manufacturing same, and more particularly, to a method for manufacturing an electroconductive tungsten oxide carrying a platinum nanodendrite applicable as an anode catalyst having a strong resistance to carbon monoxide poisoning... Agent:

20140287347 - Method for fabricating a membrane-electrode assembly: A method for fabricating a membrane-electrode assembly having a proton-exchange membrane includes supplying a proton-exchange membrane, depositing cathodic electrocatalytic ink on a first face of a first gas diffusion layer, assembling the proton-exchange membrane with the first gas diffusion layer, including securing the first face of the first gas diffusion... Agent:

20140287348 - Method for manufacturing a unit cell of a solid oxide fuel cell: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing unit cells of a solid oxide fuel cell through a process of attaching a fuel electrode reaction layer/electrolyte layer film assembly, manufactured using a tape casting method, onto a fuel electrode support (sintered body) which consists of the unit cells of... Agent: Korea Institute Of Industrial Technology

  
09/18/2014 > 198 patent applications in 96 patent subcategories.

20140272475 - Systems and methods for pressure tolerant energy systems: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for a pressure tolerant energy system. The pressure tolerant energy system may comprise a pressure tolerant cavity and an energy system enclosed in the pressure tolerant cavity configured to provide electrical power to the vehicle. The energy system may include one or more battery... Agent: Hadal, Inc.

20140272476 - Prismatic battery pack with novel structure: Disclosed herein is a prismatic battery pack including an electrode assembly of a cathode/separator/anode structure impregnated with an electrolyte, a prismatic container, in which the electrode assembly is mounted, the prismatic container having at least one depressed groove formed at a bottom thereof in a longitudinal direction of the prismatic... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20140272477 - Hybrid electrochemical cell systems and methods: Disclosed herein are systems, devices, and methods for a hybrid electrochemical cell which utilizes two different chemistries in the same cell. According to one aspect, the hybrid cell includes a first pair of electrode units which form a first electrochemical cell and a second pair of electrode units, which form... Agent: G4 Synergetics, Inc.

20140272480 - Conductor for an electrochemical energy store: A conductor is describing for an electrochemical energy store, including a base body, and at least one electrically conductive layer situated at least partially on the base body. The base body includes a non-electrically conductive material. In addition, an energy store is described which is equipped with the conductor, a... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140272482 - Electrolyte protection compositions and methods: A barrier on the surface of the negative electrolyte solution of a redox flow battery can decrease air oxidation of a charged species in the negative electrolyte solution and can decrease water loss from the negative electrolyte solution. A negative electrolyte tank including a barrier on the surface of the... Agent: Unienergy Technologies, LLC

20140272481 - High amperage batteries with displacement salt electrodes: An electrochemical cell includes a negative electrode comprising a first active metal, a positive electrode comprising a second active metal, and an electrolyte comprising salts of the two active metals, a salt of the cathodic metal and a salt of the anodic metal. In operation, the electrolyte composition varies such... Agent: Total Marketing Services

20140272478 - Methods and systems for mitigating pressure differentials in an energy storage device: Apparatus and methods are provided for energy storage devices capable of mitigating the pressure differentials between adjacent bi-polar units using a pressure equalization valve at a projection from a substrate of a bi-polar unit, which prevents the pressure equalization valve from being submerged by free liquid in the unit.... Agent:

20140272479 - Safety device for a lithium electrochemical generator battery: A safety device (1) for a lithium electrochemical generator battery, including a box (100), configured to house a plurality of lithium electrochemical generators; a cover (200) arranged gas-tightly on the opening (130) of the box; an opening (120) forming a vent situated in one of the walls of the box... Agent:

20140272484 - Electrochemical cell stack having a protective flow channel: Disclosed herein are improved electrochemical cell stacks having at least one protective channel on an end of the stack. Redox flow batteries (RFBs) containing the “protected” electrochemical cell stacks, and methods of operating such RFBs, are also provided.... Agent: Unienergy Technologies, LLC

20140272485 - Flow batteries with modular arrangements of cells: A modular arrangement of cells that enables adjustments in cell currents in response to changes in concentration of the redox reactants. The adjustments improve battery efficiency by more closely matching the current in a given cell to the rate at which reactants are supplied to that cell. The cell modules... Agent: Enervault Corporation

20140272483 - Systems and methods for rebalancing redox flow battery electrolytes: Various methods of rebalancing electrolytes in a redox flow battery system include various systems using a catalyzed hydrogen rebalance cell configured to minimize the risk of dissolved catalyst negatively affecting flow battery performance. Some systems described herein reduce the chance of catalyst contamination of RFB electrolytes by employing a mediator... Agent: Enervault Corporation

20140272486 - Molten salt battery device and control method for molten salt battery device: A molten salt battery device includes: a plurality of molten salt battery units; and an auxiliary battery (an electric power source) capable of operating at room temperature. Each molten salt battery unit includes a heater. At the time of startup, the auxiliary battery supplies electric power to the heater of... Agent:

20140272487 - Battery: In general, according to one embodiment, there is provided a battery. This battery includes a container, a lid, a gas-relief vent, an electrode group, an intermediate lead, and a terminal lead. The gas-relief vent is provided in the lid. The intermediate lead includes a first lead-joint part, an electrode-group-joint part,... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140272488 - Secondary battery having zigzag-shaped sealing part: Disclosed is a secondary battery in which an electrode assembly is accommodated in a battery case, wherein the battery case is made of a laminate sheet including a resin layer and a metal layer and hermetically sealed through sealing of an outer circumferential surface thereof in a state of accommodating... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20140272490 - Rechargeable battery: A rechargeable battery includes: an electrode assembly; a case housing the electrode assembly, the case comprising a side wall and having a case opening; a terminal coupled to the electrode assembly; a lead tab coupled between the terminal and the electrode assembly, the lead tab comprising a cell fuse; and... Agent:

20140272489 - Rechargeable battery with shutdown layer: In at least one embodiment, a battery is provided comprising an anode and cathode, a separator between the anode and cathode, and a shutdown layer between the separator and the anode or cathode. The shutdown layer may include low melting point material and a conductive material within the low melting... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140272492 - Safety device for a galvanic cell: A safety device is configured for use in a galvanic cell. The galvanic cell includes an electrode assembly accommodated in a cell interior of a cell housing. The cell housing has a negative pole and a positive pole. The safety device includes a safety membrane and a strip-shaped safety element... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140272491 - Safety element for battery cell: A galvanic element includes a housing, a positive terminal, a negative terminal, and a collector associated with each terminal. The collectors are configured to make contact with an electrode assembly in the interior of the housing. The housing is a stainless steel housing which has a negative potential or a... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140272493 - Methods to prepare stable electrolytes for all iron redox flow batteries: An iron redox flow battery system, comprising a redox electrode, a plating electrolyte tank, a plating electrode, a redox electrolyte tank with additional acid additives that may be introduced into the electrolytes in response to electrolyte pH. The acid additives may act to suppress undesired chemical reactions that create losses... Agent: Energy Storage Systems, Inc.

20140272495 - Battery system with cooled electrical connectors: A multi-cell battery system is disclosed including a plurality of battery sub-assemblies stacked together along a longitudinal axis, and an electrical connector between the battery sub-assemblies. A heat exchange passageway passes across the electrical connector to cool the battery system. An exemplary electrical connector includes a plurality of heat transfer... Agent: Enerdel, Inc.

20140272494 - Battery system with internal cooling passages: A multi-cell battery system is disclosed including a plurality of battery sub-assemblies and a plurality of heat exchange members stacked together along a longitudinal axis. Each of the plurality of heat exchange members defines a heat exchange passageway through the battery system.... Agent: Enerdel, Inc.

20140272496 - Micro-channel cooling fin design based on an equivalent temperature gradient: A micro-channel cooling fin for a battery module and battery is provided. The cooling fin includes a metal plate assembly that defines a plurality of cooling channels therein. The metal plate assembly includes an inlet section for introducing a coolant into the plurality of cooling channels and an outlet section... Agent:

20140272497 - Automatic switchover from cell voltage to interconnect voltage monitoring: A battery assembly is provided. The battery assembly includes a first module having a first plurality of cells and a first voltage measurement device. The battery module includes a sense wire, coupled to a voltage measurement input of the first voltage measurement device and resistively coupled to a terminal of... Agent: Atieva, Inc.

20140272498 - Battery damage indicator: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for indicating battery damage. A battery may comprise an odorant and/or visible indicator material configured to be released in response to battery damage. The battery may be configured to release the odorant and/or visible indicator in response to damage to the battery housing,... Agent:

20140272499 - Battery damage indicator: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for indicating battery damage. A battery may comprise an odorant and/or visible indicator material configured to be released in response to battery damage. The battery may be configured to release the odorant and/or visible indicator in response to damage to the battery housing,... Agent:

20140272501 - Battery pack mechanical design to accommodate lead-acid and lithium battery with same packaging: An electric vehicle has a housing that can interchangeably accommodate at least two different types of batteries therein. A plurality of modules are provided within the housing. Each module has a plurality of batteries of a first type arranged into a first battery module that is interchangeable with a plurality... Agent: Wm Greentech Automotive Corp

20140272500 - Systems and methods for detecting abnormalities in electrical and electrochemical energy units: A method for abnormality detection in an energy unit includes passively detecting an abnormality in an energy unit by detecting electromagnetic radiation generated by the abnormality, the energy unit comprising at least one of an electrical energy unit and an electrochemical energy unit. A method for detecting an abnormality in... Agent: California Institute Of Technology

20140272502 - Golf cart battery system: A battery includes an integrated or single case structure with internal through wall connections of all cells to provide the battery with an output voltage that is the full voltage required for a golf cart, e.g., about 36 to 72 volts. The integrated case may be made from plastic or... Agent:

20140272506 - Cable-type secondary battery: Disclosed is a cable-type secondary battery comprising at least one inner electrode layer including an inner electrode active material formed on a surface of an inner current collector having a horizontal cross section of a predetermined shape and extending in a lengthwise direction, a separation layer formed to surround the... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20140272503 - Drop and vibration resistant electrochemical cell: An electrochemical cell including an electrode assembly including a winding core, a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator, the first electrode, the second electrode, and the separator being wound around the winding core, a current collector connected to the first electrode, and a case that accommodates the wound... Agent: Saft

20140272507 - Electrode assembly and electrochemical cell including the same: An electrode assembly according to the present disclosure includes an electrode stack part formed by stacking at least one radical unit having a four-layered structure of a first electrode, a separator, a second electrode and a separator, and an electrode fixing part for wrapping and fixing the electrode stack part.... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20140272505 - Electrode assembly and manufacturing method of secondary battery using the same: An electrode assembly includes a positive electrode plate, a negative electrode plate, and a separator interposed between the positive and negative electrode plates, the separator having a polymer binder coating thereon, the positive electrode plate, the separator, and the negative electrode plate being sequentially stacked and wound in the shape... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140272504 - Wound thermal batteries and methods of manufacturing the same: A thermal battery includes a first conductive layer containing an anode material separated from a second conductive layer containing a cathode material by a separator layer containing a separator material; and a flexible pyrotechnic heat source, wherein the first conductive layer, the separator layer, and the second conductive layer are... Agent: Eaglepicher Technologies, LLC

20140272508 - Battery pack system: Various embodiments are described herein for a battery pack enclosure having a retaining assembly for maintaining cell carrier assemblies within the battery pack enclosure at a fixed position. The retaining assembly comprises a fixed portion, an adjustable portion and a locking member to hold the plurality of cell carrier assemblies... Agent: Vecture Inc.

20140272510 - Structure for storing motor vehicle batteries having a mechanism for locking the batteries in the storage cells: The invention relates to the installation and/or removal of a power supply battery (11) of an electric motor for driving an electric or hybrid motor vehicle in/from a storage cell (12) of a battery storage structure (10), which includes a step of actuating a locking mechanism (13) with which the... Agent: Renault S.a.s.

20140272509 - Water resistant battery box: A water resistant battery box for use with electronic faucets. The battery box includes a lower housing, a cover supported by the lower housing, and an upper housing positioned between the lower housing and the cover. The upper housing includes a lip seal cooperating with the lower housing to prevent... Agent:

20140272511 - Battery hold down device using clamp escalator: The present invention provides a device and a method for securely clamping and unclamping a battery in a battery receiving tray, the device comprising an escalatable hold down clamp for clamping the battery, an escalator means for lifting or lowering the clamp in screwed engagement with the escalatable hold down... Agent:

20140272512 - Redox flow battery system configuration for minimizing shunt currents: Various embodiments of redox flow battery stack assemblies may include a plurality of multiple-block strings, where each string may include a plurality of reaction blocks connected in electrical series and in fluidic parallel. Various embodiments provide configurations and systems for mitigating or substantially reducing shunt currents in common electrolyte conduits.... Agent: Enervault Corporation

20140272514 - Battery module for mitigating gas accumulation and methods thereof: A battery module is provided. The battery module includes a plurality of battery cell assemblies configured to electrically communicate with each other. Each battery cell assembly has an electrode stack enclosed by a case. The electrode stack is positioned in the case to form one or more peripheral spaces between... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140272516 - Battery pack with heat sink: A battery pack including a heat sink for improved heat dissipation.... Agent: Black & Decker Inc.

20140272517 - Battery pack with heat sink: A battery pack including a housing including an inner cavity and an interface for receiving a power tool. The interface includes electrical terminals operable to interface with the power tool. Battery cells are positioned within the cavity and are electrically coupled to the electrical terminals. The battery pack also includes... Agent:

20140272518 - Battery system with compliant heatsink assembly: A multi-cell battery system is disclosed including one or more battery sub-assemblies and one or more compliant heat exchange assemblies stacked together along a longitudinal axis. Each compliant heat exchange assembly may adapt to expansions and contractions of adjacent battery cells, and may define a heat exchange passageway through the... Agent: Enerdel, Inc.

20140272513 - Liquid-cooled battery module: A battery module having a cooling plate assembly made from two non-contiguous cooling plates is provided. Each cooling plate has a side panel contiguous with a base panel, and the cooling plates are disposed opposite one another such that the base panels are coplanar and separated by a gap. An... Agent:

20140272515 - Traction battery thermal management system: A modular thermal management system for a battery in an electric vehicle is provided. The thermal management system includes a battery module having a plurality of module ports for conducting heat exchange fluid to regulate temperature in a traction battery. The thermal management system also includes a manifold having a... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140272519 - Battery cell assembly and method for manufacturing the battery cell assembly: A battery cell assembly is provided. The battery cell assembly includes a battery cell housing having first and second side members coupled together defining an interior region, and a battery cell disposed within the interior region. The battery cell assembly further includes a cable carrier assembly having a carrier member... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20140272520 - Battery module: A battery module includes a plurality of rechargeable batteries, each battery including a first electrode terminal electrically connected with a first electrode and a second electrode terminal electrically connected with a second electrode, and bus bars electrically connecting the rechargeable batteries. The bus bar includes a first contact portion fixed... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140272521 - Rapid battery replacement and recharging techniques (cellgel): b

20140272522 - Methods and apparatus to form three-dimensional biocompatible energization elements: Methods and apparatus to form three-dimensional biocompatible energization elements are described. In some embodiments, the methods and apparatus to form the three-dimensional biocompatible energization elements involve forming conductive traces on the three-dimensional surfaces and depositing active elements of the energization elements on the conductive traces. The active elements are sealed... Agent: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

20140272523 - Protective film and composition for preparing the same, slurry, and electrical storage device: An electrical storage device includes a cathode, an anode, a protective film that is provided between the cathode and the anode, and an electrolyte solution, the protective film including a polymer that includes a repeating unit derived from a fluorine-containing monomer, and a repeating unit derived from an unsaturated carboxylic... Agent: Jsr Corporation

20140272524 - Protected lithium electrodes based on ceramic membranes: Disclosed are ionically conductive membranes for protection of active metal anodes and methods for their fabrication. The membranes may be incorporated in active metal negative electrode (anode) structures and battery cells. In accordance with the invention, the membrane has the desired properties of high overall ionic conductivity and chemical stability... Agent: Polyplus Battery Company

20140272525 - Non-woven fabric made from fiber coated with organic binder polymer compound, electrochemical cell comprising the non-woven fabric, and method for making the non-woven fabric: The present disclosure relates to a non-woven fabric made from a fiber coated with a binder polymer by spinning a non-woven forming fiber in an organic binder polymer compound solution, an electrochemical cell using the non-woven fabric as a separator substrate, and a method of making the non-woven fabric, and... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20140272528 - Manufacturing techniques using binder coatings in three-dimensional stacked-cell batteries: The disclosed embodiments relate to the manufacture of a battery cell. The battery cell includes a first set of layers including a cathode with an active coating, a separator, and an anode with an active coating. The separator may include a ceramic coating and a binder coating over the ceramic... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140272529 - Manufacturing techniques using uniform pressure to form three-dimensional stacked-cell batteries: The disclosed embodiments relate to the manufacture of a battery cell. The battery cell includes a first set of layers including a cathode with an active coating, a separator, and an anode with an active coating. The separator may include a ceramic coating and a binder coating over the ceramic... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140272533 - Multilayer hybrid battery separators for lithium ion secondary batteries and methods of making same: A multi-layered battery separator for a lithium secondary battery includes a first layer of a dry processed membrane bonded to a second layer of a wet processed membrane. The first layer may be made of a polypropylene based resin. The second layer may be made of a polyethylene based resin.... Agent: Celgard, LLC

20140272534 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: The nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery of the present invention has a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolyte solution. The battery further has a porous heat-resistant layer provided between the separator and at least one of the... Agent:

20140272526 - Porous separator for a lithium ion battery and a method of making the same: A porous separator for a lithium ion battery is disclosed herein. The porous separator includes a non-woven membrane and a porous polymer coating. The porous polymer coating is formed on a surface of the non-woven membrane, or is infused in pores of the non-woven membrane, or is both formed on... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140272532 - Separator and rechargeable lithium battery including the same: Disclosed are porous substrate and a coating layer positioned on one side or both sides of the porous substrate, wherein the coating layer includes a filler (A) having an average particle diameter of about 0.3 μm to about 2 μm; and a binder (B) including an organic polymer and an... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140272527 - Separator components and system for energy storage and conversion devices: Components and systems for energy storage and conversion devices are disclosed. An exemplary system may include a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode for providing ionic transport. The system may also include a hydrophobic portion on the separator. The... Agent: Energy Power Systems, LLC

20140272530 - Separator for electrochemical cell with overcharge protection and method of making same: A separator for a rechargeable electrochemical cell that has a conductive first layer and a non-conductive second layer. The non-conductive second layer and the conductive first layer are adhered to one another, wherein the separator has a higher threshold voltage than a threshold voltage of the conductive first layer alone.... Agent: Freya Energy, Inc.

20140272531 - Separator for electrochemical cell with thermally induced self-discharge intrinsic in the construction: A separator for a rechargeable electrochemical cell has a conductive first layer and a non-conductive second layer. The non-conductive second layer and the conductive first layer are adhered to one another, wherein the non-conductive second layer has a melting point below a critical temperature for the rechargeable electrochemical cell and... Agent: Freya Energy, Inc.

20140272535 - Three-region battery separator: Disclosed is a battery separator, comprising a coarse fiber region comprising fibers, such as glass fibers, having an average diameter of greater than or equal to 2 μm; a first fine fiber region comprising glass fibers having an average diameter of less than or equal to 2 μm, and a... Agent:

20140272537 - Electrochemical cell having a folded electrode and separator, battery including the same, and method of forming same: An electrochemical cell including a folded electrode layer and a folded separator, a battery including the electrochemical cell, and methods of forming the electrochemical cell and battery are disclosed. The electrode layer is folded in a first direction and the separator is folded in a second direction, such that the... Agent: Sion Power Corporation

20140272536 - Lead-acid battery moss guard: A moss guard for a lead-acid battery cell includes a body and a plurality of fingers extending from a side of the body. The plurality of fingers are configured to substantially cover the top surfaces of negative electrodes between the negative electrodes and a positive strap. An end of at... Agent: Trojan Battery Company

20140272538 - Electrode graphite film and electrode divider ring for an energy storage device: An energy storage device can have a first graphite film, a second graphite film and an electrode divider ring between the first graphite film and the second graphite film, forming a sealed enclosure. The energy storage device may be compatible with an aqueous electrolyte or a non-aqueous electrolyte. A method... Agent: Maxwell Technologies, Inc.

20140272539 - Batteries: A battery cell comprises a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator which separates the positive and negative electrodes. Specifically, a non-reactive conductive substance is dispersed in a starch layer distributed between an electrode and the separator. The present invention is advantageous for reducing the internal resistance between the... Agent: Gp Batteries International Limited

20140272540 - Nonaqueous secondary battery: A nonaqueous secondary battery 100A has a negative electrode sheet 240A in which a negative electrode active material layer 243A is held by a negative electrode current collector 241A. Contained within the negative electrode active material layer 243A is a binder 730 which includes a rubber-based binder or a resin... Agent:

20140272541 - Thin film pattern layer battery systems: A battery assembly can be formed on a base layer provided on a substrate, with a thin film battery stack including an anode layer, a cathode layer, and an electrolyte layer between the anode and cathode layers. The thin film battery stack can be attached to a pattern film layer... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140272542 - Electrochemical energy storage device with molecular seive storage cell: Energy storage devices including at least one energy storage cell having molecular sieves to mitigate a sensitivity of the storage cell to water contamination that may degrade performance of an electrolyte associated with the energy storage cell.... Agent: Cooper Technologies Company

20140272543 - Manufacturing techniques using fiducials in three-dimensional stacked-cell batteries: The disclosed embodiments relate to the manufacture of a battery cell. The battery cell includes a first set of layers including a cathode with an active coating, a separator, and an anode with an active coating. The separator may include a ceramic coating and a binder coating over the ceramic... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140272544 - Battery having improved feed-through andmethod for making same: A battery includes a case having a lid. A feed-through assembly provides an electrical connection through the lid. Feed-through insulation is disposed over the feed-through assembly. An insulation layer is disposed over the inner surface of the lid and the feed-through assembly. The insulation layer comprises an aperture configured to... Agent: St. Jude Medical

20140272546 - Method and apparatus for assembly of a rugged submersible battery enclosure: A battery enclosure includes a first enclosure half comprising a plurality of lock extensions, and a second enclosure half comprising a plurality of lock extension receiving features, wherein each of the plurality of lock extensions is configured to cooperatively interoperate with one of the plurality of lock extension receiving features... Agent: Thales Defense & Security, Inc.

20140272545 - Secondary cell, method for manufacturing secondary cell, positive electrode for secondary cells, method for manufacturing positive electrode for secondary cells, battery pack, electronic device, and electric vehicle: A secondary cell has a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and an electrolyte, and the positive electrode contains insoluble sulfur.... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140272547 - Separators for three-dimensional batteries: An electrode structure for use in an energy storage device, the electrode structure comprising a population of electrodes, a population of counter-electrodes and an electrically insulating material layer separating members of the electrode population from members of the counter-electrode population, each member of the electrode population having a longitudinal axis... Agent:

20140272548 - Secondary battery structure: The present invention relates to a secondary battery structure. The secondary battery structure includes: a can an electrode assembly accommodated in the can, the electrode assembly including a cathode tab and an anode tab; a cap plate sealing an opened upper end of the can; and an upper insulator disposed... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20140272550 - Battery: According to one embodiment, there is provided a battery including a case, a lid, an electrode group, an intermediate lead, and a terminal lead. The electrode group has an end face opposed to the lid and includes current collector tabs extending from the end face. The intermediate lead contains an... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140272549 - Battery cell assembly and method for manufacturing the battery cell assembly: A battery cell assembly is provided. The battery cell assembly includes a battery cell housing having first and second side members coupled together defining an interior region, and a battery cell disposed within the interior region. The battery cell assembly further includes a cable carrier assembly coupled to the battery... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20140272553 - Electrolyte solutions for high energy cathode materials and methods for use: Described herein are materials for use in electrolytes that provide a number of desirable characteristics when implemented within batteries, such as high stability during battery cycling up to high temperatures, high voltages, high discharge capacity, high coulombic efficiency, and excellent retention of discharge capacity and coulombic efficiency over several cycles... Agent: Wildcat Discovery Technologies, Inc.

20140272552 - Nonaqueous electrolyte battery: In general, according to one embodiment, there is provided a nonaqueous electrolyte battery. The nonaqueous electrolyte battery includes an electrode group containing a positive electrode and a negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolyte held in the electrode group. The nonaqueous electrolyte battery satisfies the following relation (1): −0.07≦(DA−DC)×S/B≦0.05.... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140272551 - Nonaqueous electrolyte battery and battery pack: In general, according to one embodiment, there is provided a nonaqueous electrolyte battery. The nonaqueous electrolyte battery includes a positive electrode containing a lithium nickel cobalt manganese composite oxide, and a negative electrode containing a spinel-type lithium titanium composite oxide, and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The nonaqueous electrolyte battery satisfies the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140272554 - Manufacturing method for sulfide-based solid electrolyte material: A manufacturing method for a sulfide-based solid electrolyte material includes: preparing a raw material mixture, containing LiHS and LiX (X is one of F, Cl, Br and I), from a single lithium source; and desorbing hydrogen sulfide from the LiHS in the raw material mixture to form Li2S and synthesizing... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140272555 - Cathode material and battery: A lithium ion battery cathode material, and an electrode prepared from such material, is described. The cathode material has a layered-spinel composite structure. The lithium ion battery operates at a high voltage (i.e. up to about 5 V) and has a desirably high cycling performance and rate capability.... Agent:

20140272556 - Non-aqueous electrolyte solution containing phosphonosulfonic acid compound, and lithium secondary battery: wherein, in formula (II), R6, R7 and R8 each independently represent an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, a phenyl group, or a benzyl group; m represents an integer from 0 to 2; and * represents a position of bonding with the oxygen atom in formula (I).... Agent: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.

20140272557 - Treated battery separator: In at least one embodiment, a rechargeable battery is provided comprising an electrolyte including an organic solvent and a solution-treated polyolefin separator. A contact angle of the electrolyte including the organic solvent upon the separator may be from 0 to 15 degrees. In one embodiment, the solution-treated polyolefin layer has... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140272561 - Alternative current collectors for thin film batteries and method for making the same: A thin film battery has one or more current collectors with a substantially mesh configuration. The mesh current collector may include a network or web of thin strands of current collector material. The thin strands may overlap each other and/or may be arranged to define a plurality of individual cells... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140272559 - Electrochemical cell including a folded electrode, components thereof, battery including the electrochemical cell, and method of forming same: An electrochemical cell including an integrated electrode structure including a separator and an electrode active material, components thereof, a battery including the electrochemical cell, and methods of forming the components, electrochemical cell, and battery are disclosed. The integrated electrode structure includes a separator and at least on electrode active material.... Agent: Sion Power Corporation

20140272558 - Electrode for a lithium-based secondary electrochemical device and method of forming same: An electrode for a lithium-based secondary electrochemical device includes a current collector. The current collector includes a substrate having a surface defining a plurality of pores therein, and a lithium powder disposed within each of the plurality of pores. In addition, the electrode includes a cured film disposed on the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140272563 - High voltage, high volumetric energy density li-ion battery using advanced cathode materials: The disclosed embodiments provide a battery cell. The battery cell includes an anode containing an anode current collector and an anode active material disposed over the anode current collector. The battery cell also includes a cathode containing a cathode current collector and a cathode active material disposed over the cathode... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140272564 - Iron, fluorine, sulfur compounds for battery cell cathodes: Provided herein are energy storage device cathodes with high capacity electrochemically active material including compounds that include iron, fluorine, sulfur, and optionally oxygen. Batteries with active materials including a compound of the formula FeFaSbOc exhibit high capacity, high specific energy, high average discharge voltage, and low hysteresis, even when discharged... Agent: Quantumscape Corporation

20140272560 - Method to improve licoo2 morphology in thin film batteries: A method for improving the lithium cobalt oxide (LiCoO2) film (such as films in thin film batteries) morphology includes using oxygen (O2) and argon (Ar) gases during sputtering deposition of the LiCoO2 film. This may allow for the manufacturing of thicker LiCoO2 films. Such a method may also significantly reduce... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140272562 - Positive electrode: In general, according to one embodiment, a positive electrode is provided. The positive electrode includes a positive electrode current collector and a positive-electrode-mixture layer formed on the positive electrode current collector. The positive-electrode-mixture layer includes first pores and second pores. Pore size diameters D1 and D2 of the first and... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140272565 - Protected electrode structures: An electrode structure and its method of manufacture are disclosed. The disclosed electrode structures may be manufactured by depositing a first release layer on a first carrier substrate. A first protective layer may be deposited on a surface of the first release layer and a first electroactive material layer may... Agent: Sion Power Corporation

20140272566 - Weldability of aluminum alloys: A method is provided for modifying a surface of a first, relatively difficult-to-weld metal substrate in preparation for a subsequent joining method by applying a thin layer of a second, relatively easy-to-weld metal to the surface of the first metal substrate.... Agent:

20140272568 - Complexometric precursor formulation methodology for industrial production of fine and ultrafine powders and nanopowders for lithium metal oxides for battery applications: A compound MjXp which is particularly suitable for use in a battery prepared by the complexometric precursor formulation methodology wherein: Mj is at least one positive ion selected from the group consisting of alkali metals, alkaline earth metals and transition metals and j is an integer representing the moles of... Agent: Perfect Lithium Corp.

20140272567 - Electroactive compositions with poly(arylene oxide) and stabilized lithium metal particles: An electroactive composition includes an anodic material; a poly(arylene oxide); and stabilized lithium metal particles; where the stabilized lithium metal particles have a size less than about 200 μm in diameter, are coated with a lithium salt, are present in an amount of about 0.1 wt % to about 5... Agent:

20140272569 - Coating for separator or cathode of lithium-sulfur or silicon-sulfur battery: A battery with a sulfur-containing cathode, an anode, and a separator between the cathode and the anode has a coating comprising a single-lithium ion conductor on at least one of the cathode or the separator.... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140272570 - High energy cathode material: A composition for use in a battery electrode including lithium-sulfur particles coated with a transition metal species bonded to a sulfur species. Methods and materials for preparing such a composition. Use of such a compound in a battery.... Agent: Wildcat Discovery Technologies, Inc.

20140272571 - Electroactive polymer coating for improved battery safety: A single or multi-component polymer coating is applied to components used in fabrication of electrochemical cells to protect the cells from damages that can result in cell imbalance or cell performance reduction. The polymer coating is electrically conductive under normal operating conditions but, when operated at low voltages, functions as... Agent:

20140272572 - Electrode active material for lithium secondary battery, electrode for lithium secondary battery including the same, and lithium secondary battery including the electrode: In an aspect, an electrode active material for a lithium secondary battery, the electrode active material including a silicon-based alloy and a coating film containing a polymer that includes a 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene repeating unit and an oxyalkylene repeating unit, coated on the surface of the silicon-based alloy are provided.... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140272573 - Anodes including mesoporous hollow silicon particles and a method for synthesizing mesoporous hollow silicon particles: Anodes including mesoporous hollow silicon particles are disclosed herein. A method for synthesizing the mesoporous hollow silicon particles is also disclosed herein. In one example of the method, a silicon dioxide sphere having a silicon dioxide solid core and a silicon dioxide mesoporous shell is formed. The silicon dioxide mesoporous... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140272574 - Binder composition for rechargeable battery and rechargeable lithium battery having the same: A binder composition for a rechargeable battery, including a binder polymer having a glass transition temperature (Tg) of 20° C. or less, and having a storage modulus (60° C.) of 50-150 MPa. The binder composition according to an embodiment can improve life characteristics of the rechargeable battery by efficiently controlling... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140272575 - Binder for rechargeable lithium battery, electrode for rechargeable lithium battery including binder, method of preparing electrode for rechargeable lithium battery, and rechargeable lithium battery including electrode: b

20140272579 - Complexometric precursor formulation methodology for industrial production of fine and ultrafine powders and nanopowders for lithium metal oxides for battery applications: A compound MjXp which is particularly suitable for use in a battery prepared by the complexometric precursor formulation methodology wherein: Mj is at least one positive ion selected from the group consisting of alkali metals, alkaline earth metals and transition metals and j is an integer representing the moles of... Agent: Perfect Lithium Corp.

20140272580 - Complexometric precursor formulation methodology for industrial production of fine and ultrafine powders and nanopowders of layered lithium mixed metal oxides for battery applications: A battery with improved properties is provided. The battery has a cathode material prepared by the complexometric formulation methodology comprising MjXp wherein: Mj is at least one positive ion selected from the group consisting of alkali metals, alkaline earth metals and transition metals and n represents the moles of said... Agent: Perfect Lithium Corp

20140272581 - High energy materials for a battery and methods for making and use: A method of forming an electrode active material by reacting a metal fluoride and a reactant. The reactant can be a metal oxide, metal phosphate, metal fluoride, or a precursors expected to decompose to oxides. The method includes a milling step and an annealing step. The method can alternately include... Agent: Wildcat Discovery Technologies, Inc.

20140272576 - Methods and apparatus for high capacity anodes for lithium batteries: An electrode is provided for an electrochemical lithium battery cell. The electrode includes a bulk material that has a plurality of voids dispersed substantially throughout the bulk material. The bulk material is silicon. Numerous other aspects are provided.... Agent: Sandisk 3d LLC

20140272577 - Methods and apparatus for high capacity anodes for lithium batteries: An electrode is provided for an electrochemical lithium battery cell. The electrode includes multiple silicon sheets, each silicon sheet including multiple apertures, each aperture extending all or partly through a thickness of the silicon sheet. Numerous other aspects are provided.... Agent: Sandisk 3d LLC

20140272578 - Porous, amorphous lithium storage materials and a method for making the same: Porous, amorphous lithium storage materials and a method for making these materials are disclosed herein. In an example of the method, composite particles of a lithium storage material in an amorphous phase and a material that is immiscible with the lithium storage material are prepared. Phase separation is induced within... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140272582 - Positive electrode active material for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery having rare earth hydroxide and/or oxyhydroxide: In a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery including a positive electrode 1, a negative electrode 2 and a non-aqueous electrolyte, a positive electrode active material wherein a particle of at least one compound selected from Er hydroxide, Er oxyhydroxide, Yb hydroxide, Yb oxyhydroxide, Tb hydroxide, Tb oxyhydroxide, Dy hydroxide, Dy oxyhydroxide,... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.

20140272583 - Pretreatment compositions and methods for coating a battery electrode: Disclosed is a cathode of a lithium-ion battery having a conductive substrate, a first layer covering at least a portion of the conductive substrate comprising a pretreatment composition comprising a Group IIIB and/or Group IV metal, and a second layer covering at least a portion of the conductive substrate and... Agent: Ppg Industries Ohio, Inc.

20140272585 - Electrode for an electrochemical energy store: An electrode for an electrochemical energy store, including an active material layer having an active material, a protective layer being at least partially applied to the active material, and the protective layer at least partially including a fluorophosphate-based material. Such an electrode offers a particularly high stability, even when high... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140272586 - High energy materials for a battery and methods for making and use: A method of forming an electrode active material by reacting a metal fluoride and a reactant. The reactant can be a metal oxide, metal phosphate, metal fluoride, or a precursors expected to decompose to oxides. The method includes a milling step and an annealing step. The method can alternately include... Agent: Wildcat Discovery Technologies, Inc.

20140272584 - Method for pre-lithiation of the negative electrode in lithium ion batteries: A Li-ion battery is disclosed, the Li-ion battery including an anode, a cathode, a lithium donor formed from a Li-containing material, and an electrolyte in communication with the anode, the cathode, and the lithium donor. The lithium donor may be incorporated into the anode, incorporated into the cathode, a layer... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140272587 - Precursor particles of lithium composite transition metal oxide for lithium secondary battery and cathode active material comprising the same: Disclosed are precursor particles of a lithium composite transition metal oxide for lithium secondary batteries, wherein the precursor particles of a lithium composite transition metal oxide are composite transition metal hydroxide particles including at least two transition metals and having an average diameter of 1 μm to 8 μm, wherein... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20140272588 - Alkali metal oxyanion electrode material having a carbon deposited by pyrolysis and process for making same: An alkali metal oxyanion cathode material comprising particles, where the particles carry, on at least a portion of the particle surface, carbon deposit by pyrolysis is described. The particles have the general formula A:M:M′:XO4 where the average valency of M is +2 or greater; A is at least one alkali... Agent: Clariant Corporation

20140272589 - Negative electrode active material for electric device: A negative electrode active material for an electric device according to the present invention includes crystalline metal having a structure in which a size in a perpendicular direction to a crystal slip plane is 500 nm or less. More preferably, the size in the perpendicular direction to the crystal slip... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd

20140272590 - Modified ternary material and precursor thereof and preparation methods for modified ternary material and precursor: A precursor of a modified ternary material for a lithium ion battery positive material belongs to the technical field of application of lithium ion battery positive materials. A molecular formula of the precursor is: (Ni1/3Co1/3Mn1/3)(OH)2, and the precursor consists of three layers. An inner layer of the precursor is a... Agent: Shanghai Pylon Technology Co., Ltd.

20140272592 - Composite carbon materials comprising lithium alloying electrochemical modifiers: The present application is generally directed to composites comprising a hard carbon material and an electrochemical modifier. The composite materials find utility in any number of electrical devices, for example, in lithium ion batteries. Methods for making the disclosed composite materials are also disclosed.... Agent:

20140272593 - Electrode material, electrode and lithium ion battery: An electrode material contains an agglomerate formed by agglomerating a plurality of agglomerated particles formed by agglomerating a plurality of particles of a carbonaceous coated electrode active material having a carbonaceous coat formed on a surface, the agglomerate is made up of hollow-structured particles and solid-structured particles, the average particle... Agent: Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co., Ltd.

20140272591 - Lithium ion battery anodes including graphenic carbon particles: Lithium ion battery anodes including graphenic carbon particles are disclosed. Lithium ion batteries containing such anodes are also disclosed. The anodes include mixtures of lithium-reactive metal particles such as silicon, graphenic carbon particles, and a binder. The use of graphenic carbon particles in the anodes results in improved performance of... Agent:

20140272595 - Compositions for use as protective layers and other components in electrochemical cells: Electrode structures and electrochemical cells, including lithium-sulfur electrochemical cells, are provided. The electrode structures and/or electrochemical cells described herein may include one or more protective layers comprising a polymer layer and/or a gel polymer electrolyte layer. Methods for making electrode structures including such components are also provided.... Agent: Sion Power Corporation

20140272594 - Protective structures for electrodes: A protective structure for use with metallic lithium (or other alkali or alkali earth metals) and its method of manufacture are provided. The protective structure may include a substantially continuous and substantially nonporous buffer layer disposed on the metallic lithium layer which is conductive to lithium ions. A substantially continuous... Agent: Sion Power Corporation

20140272596 - Composite carbon fibers: Provided is composite carbon fibers comprising multi-walled carbon nanotubes wherein 99% by number or more of the multi-walled carbon nanotubes have a fiber diameter of not less than 5 nm and not more than 40 nm, carbon particles having a primary particle diameter of not less than 20 nm and... Agent: Showa Denko K.k.

20140272597 - Protected electrode structures and methods: An electrode structure and its method of manufacture are disclosed. The disclosed electrode structures may be manufactured by depositing a first release layer on a first carrier substrate. A first protective layer may be deposited on a surface of the first release layer and a first electroactive material layer may... Agent: Sion Power Corporation

20140272598 - Method for producing porous aluminum foil, porous aluminum foil, positive electrode current collector for electrical storage devices, electrode for electrical storage devices, and electrical storage device: A method for producing a porous aluminum foil of the present invention is characterized in that a porous aluminum film is formed on a surface of a substrate by electrolysis using a plating solution containing at least (1) a dialkyl sulfone, (2) an aluminum halide, and (3) a nitrogen-containing compound,... Agent: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.

20140272599 - Direct electrolyte gelling via battery separator composition and structure: The capability of directly gelling an electrolyte within a lithium ion (or similar type) battery cell through the reaction of the electrolyte solution with a present battery separator is provided. Such a procedure results generally from the presence of suitable nanofibers within the battery separator structure that exhibit the potential... Agent:

20140272600 - Block copolymer including a polyanion based on a tfsili anion monomer as a battery electrolyte: The invention relates to a BA diblock or BAB triblock copolymer, in which the A block is a non-substituted poly-oxyethylene chain having a mean molecular weight that is higher than 100 kDa and the B block is an anionic polymer which can be prepared using one or more monomers selected... Agent:

20140272601 - Anions and derived salts with high dissociation in non-protogenic solvents: Salts with formula X−M+ wherein M+ is Li, Na, K, an ammonium, a phosphonium, an imidazolium, a pyridinium, or a pyrazolium and X− is an anion formed from covalent linking of two negative moieties to a positive onium-type core are provided. Also provided are electrolytes and batteries produced from these... Agent:

20140272602 - Solid-state lithium ion conductor and electrochemical device: A solid-state lithium ion conductor includes: Li, P, and S; and at least one metal element selected from Sc, Y, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, Lu, Zr, Hf, V, Nb, Ta, Cr, Mo, W, Mn, Re, Ru, Os, Co, Rh, Ir, Ni,... Agent: Tdk Corporation

20140272603 - Electrolyte additives for lithium sulfur rechargeable batteries: An electrolyte solution for a lithium sulfur battery contains a lithium oxalatoborate compound in a 0.05-2 M solution in conventional lithium sulfur battery electrolyte solvents, optionally with other lithium compounds. Examples of solvents include dimethoxyethane (DME), dioxolane, and triethyleneglycol dimethyl ether (TEGDME). Electrochemical cells contain a lithium anode, a sulfur-containing... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140272604 - Electrolyte solution additive for lithium secondary battery, and non-aqueous electrolyte solution and lithium secondary battery including the additive: Provided is an electrolyte solution additive including lithium difluorophosphate (LiDFP), a vinylene carbonate-based compound, and a sultone-based compound. Also, a non-aqueous electrolyte solution including the electrolyte solution additive and a lithium secondary battery including the non-aqueous electrolyte solution are provided. The lithium secondary battery including the electrolyte solution additive of... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20140272605 - Non-aqueous electrolyte solution and lithium secondary battery including the same: Provided are a non-aqueous electrolyte solution which includes a lithium salt including lithium bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide (LiFSI) and an additive including a vinylene carbonate-based compound and a sultone-based compound, and a lithium secondary battery including the non-aqueous electrolyte solution. The lithium secondary battery including the non-aqueous electrolyte solution of the present invention... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20140272606 - Lithium-ion secondary battery and electrolyte thereof: in formula (1), n is a positive integer from 1 to 3; in formula (2), n is a positive integer from 1 to 3, R1 is an alkyl of linear chain or branched chain having carbon atoms from 1 to 6, hydrogen atoms in the alkyl can be substituted by... Agent: Ningde Amperex Technology Limited

20140272607 - Non-aqueous electrolyte for lithium-ion battery: and R8, R9 and R10 are each independently alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, heterocyclyl, or heteroaryl; provided that if the organophosphorus compound is of Formula IB, then at least one of R5, and R6 are other than hydrogen, alkyl, or alkenyl; and if the organophosphorus compound is of Formula IC, then the... Agent: Uchicago Argonne LLC

20140272608 - Multicopper oxidase mutant, a gene coding thereof, and a biofuel-cell using the same: A multicopper oxidase mutant having improved resistance to imidazole compounds is provided. A multicopper oxidase mutant, which comprises an amino acid sequence derived from the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO: 2 by substitution of either or both an amino acid residue corresponding to methionine at position 157... Agent:

20140272609 - Liquid activated air battery: A liquid activated air battery includes: an electrode assembly that includes an air electrode and a metal anode; a battery container that is capable of holding the electrode assembly and electrolytic solution; a supply tank for the electrolytic solution to be supplied to the battery container; a drainage tank for... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20140272611 - Metal/oxygen battery with an oxygen supply system: In one embodiment, a metal/oxygen battery with an oxygen management system includes a negative electrode, a positive electrode, a separator positioned between the negative electrode and the positive electrode, a first oxygenated gas supply reservoir, a compressor with an outlet fluidly coupled to the first oxygenated gas supply reservoir, and... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140272610 - Porous graphene nanocages for battery applications: An active material composition includes a porous graphene nanocage and a source material. The source material may be a sulfur material. The source material may be an anodic material. A lithium-sulfur battery is provided that includes a cathode, an anode, a lithium salt, and an electrolyte, where the cathode of... Agent: Uchicago Argonne, LLC

20140272612 - Fuel cell mechanical components: A modular fuel cell system includes a metal base, a plurality of power modules arranged in a row on the base, a fuel processing module and a power conditioning module arranged on at least one end of the row on the base. Each of the plurality of power modules includes... Agent: Bloom Energy Corporation

20140272622 - Fuel cell system configured to capture chromium: In some examples, a fuel cell comprising a cathode, a cathode conductor layer adjacent the cathode, an electrolyte separated from the cathode conductor layer by the cathode, and an anode separated from the cathode by the electrolyte, wherein the anode, cathode conductor layer, cathode, and electrolyte are configured to form... Agent: Lg Fuel Cell Systems, Inc.

20140272613 - Integrated power generation and carbon capture using fuel cells: Systems and methods are provided for capturing CO2 from a combustion source using molten carbonate fuel cells (MCFCs). The fuel cells can be operated to have a reduced anode fuel utilization. Optionally, at least a portion of the anode exhaust can be recycled for use as a fuel for the... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20140272614 - Integrated power generation and carbon capture using fuel cells: Systems and methods are provided for capturing CO2 from a combustion source using molten carbonate fuel cells (MCFCs). The fuel cells are operated to have a reduced anode fuel utilization. Optionally, at least a portion of the anode exhaust is recycled for use as a fuel for the combustion source.... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20140272615 - Integrated power generation and carbon capture using fuel cells: Systems and methods are provided for capturing CO2 from a combustion source using molten carbonate fuel cells (MCFCs). At least a portion of the anode exhaust can be recycled for use as a fuel for the combustion source. Optionally, a second portion of the anode exhaust can be recycled for... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20140272616 - Integrated power generation and carbon capture using fuel cells: Systems and methods are provided for capturing CO2 from a combustion source using molten carbonate fuel cells (MCFCs). At least a portion of the anode exhaust can be recycled for use as part of anode input stream. This can allow for a reduction in the amount of fuel cell area... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20140272617 - Integrated power generation and carbon capture using fuel cells: Systems and methods are provided for capturing CO2 from a combustion source using molten carbonate fuel cells (MCFCs). At least a portion of the anode exhaust can be recycled for use as a fuel for the combustion source. Optionally, a second portion of the anode exhaust can be recycled for... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20140272618 - Integrated power generation and carbon capture using fuel cells: Systems and methods are provided for capturing CO2 from a combustion source using molten carbonate fuel cells (MCFCs). The fuel cells are operated to have a reduced anode fuel utilization. Optionally, at least a portion of the anode exhaust is recycled for use as a fuel for the combustion source.... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20140272619 - Integrated power generation and carbon capture using fuel cells: Systems and methods are provided for capturing CO2 from a combustion source using molten carbonate fuel cells (MCFCs). At least a portion of the anode exhaust can be recycled for use as part of anode input stream. This can allow for a reduction in the amount of fuel cell area... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20140272620 - Integrated power generation and chemical production using fuel cells: In various aspects, systems and methods are provided for operating a molten carbonate fuel cell with an excess of reformable fuel relative to the amount of oxidation performed in the anode of the fuel cell. Instead of selecting the operating conditions of a fuel cell to improve or maximize the... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20140272621 - Integration of molten carbonate fuel cells for synthesis of nitrogen compounds: In various aspects, systems and methods are provided for integration of molten carbonate fuel cells with processes for synthesis of nitrogen-containing compounds. The molten carbonate fuel cells can be integrated with a synthesis process in various manners, including providing hydrogen for use in producing ammonia. Additionally, integration of molten carbonate... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20140272624 - Integrated carbon capture and chemical production using fuel cells: In various aspects, systems and methods are provided for operating a molten carbonate fuel cell, such as a fuel cell assembly, with increased production of syngas or hydrogen while also reducing or minimizing the amount of CO2 exiting the fuel cell in the cathode exhaust stream. This can allow for... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20140272628 - Integrated electrical power and chemical production using fuel cells: In various aspects, systems and methods are provided for operating a molten carbonate fuel cell, such as a fuel cell assembly, with increased production of syngas while also reducing or minimizing the amount of CO2 exiting the fuel cell in the cathode exhaust stream. This can allow for improved efficiency... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20140272625 - Integrated operation of molten carbonate fuel cells: In various aspects, systems and methods are provided for operating a molten carbonate fuel cell assembly at increased power density. This can be accomplished in part by performing an effective amount of an endothermic reaction within the fuel cell stack in an integrated manner. This can allow for increased power... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20140272627 - Integrated power generation and chemical production using fuel cells: In various aspects, systems and methods are provided for operating a molten carbonate fuel cell to reduce or minimize losses due to loss of heat energy. A molten carbonate fuel cell can be operated based on a desired ratio of heat generated by exothermic reactions in the fuel cell relative... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20140272626 - Integrated power generation and chemical production using fuel cells at a reduced electrical efficiency: In various aspects, systems and methods are provided for operating a molten carbonate fuel cell at conditions that can improve or optimize the combined electrical efficiency and chemical efficiency of the fuel cell. Instead of selecting conventional conditions for maximizing the electrical efficiency of a fuel cell, the operating conditions... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20140272629 - Integration of molten carbonate fuel cells in a refinery setting: In various aspects, systems and methods are provided for operating molten carbonate fuel cells in a refinery setting. The molten carbonate fuel cells can be used to provide hydrogen to various refinery processes, including providing hydrogen in place of using a carbon-based fuel for various combustion reactions. In a further... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20140272623 - System for increasing efficiency of semiconductor photocatalysts employing a high surface area substrate: A system for energy production may include a photoactive material with photocatalytic capped colloidal nanocrystals (PCCN) and plasmonic nanoparticles over a high surface area gridded substrate for increasing light harvesting efficiency. The formation of PCCN may include a semiconductor nanocrystal synthesis and an exchange of organic capping agents with inorganic... Agent: Sunpower Technologies LLC

20140272630 - Cathode humidification unit adapting degredation factor: A method and an apparatus to adapt the performance of a cathode humidification unit as a membrane in a fuel cell stack degrades over time. An algorithm compares a sensed humidity profile of the fuel cell stack and model humidity profile of a cathode humidification unit model to calculate a... Agent:

20140272631 - Centrifugal water separator for a fuel cell system: A separator for a fuel cell includes first and second ends connected by a side wall to define a separation chamber. The first end has a protrusion extending into the chamber to form a channel with the wall. An inlet conduit is tangentially connected to the wall. An outlet conduit... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140272632 - Integration of molten carbonate fuel cells in fischer-tropsch synthesis: In various aspects, systems and methods are provided for integration of molten carbonate fuel cells with a Fischer-Tropsch synthesis process. The molten carbonate fuel cells can be integrated with a Fischer-Tropsch synthesis process in various manners, including providing synthesis gas for use in producing hydrocarbonaceous carbons. Additionally, integration of molten... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20140272636 - Hybrid autothermal steam reformer for fuel cell systems: A reactant processing module with a hybrid autothermal reformer (HASR) can allow for control of both the amount of cathode recirculation and the amount of water sent to the HASR. At the beginning of life of the fuel cell, reactant processing module can operate on full cathode recirculation. As the... Agent: Combined Energies LLC

20140272633 - Integrated power generation and carbon capture using fuel cells: Systems and methods are provided for capturing CO2 from a combustion source using molten carbonate fuel cells (MCFCs). The fuel cells are operated to have a reduced anode fuel utilization. Optionally, at least a portion of the anode exhaust is recycled for use as a fuel for the combustion source.... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20140272634 - Integrated power generation and chemical production using fuel cells: In various aspects, systems and methods are provided for operating a molten carbonate fuel cell assembly at increased power density. This can be accomplished in part by performing an effective amount of an endothermic reaction within the fuel cell stack in an integrated manner. This can allow for increased power... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20140272635 - Mitigation of nox in integrated power production: Systems and methods are provided for capturing CO2 from a combustion source using molten carbonate fuel cells (MCFCs). The fuel cells are operated to have a reduced anode fuel utilization. Optionally, at least a portion of the anode exhaust is recycled for use as a fuel for the combustion source.... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20140272637 - Integration of molten carbonate fuel cells in fischer-tropsch synthesis: In various aspects, systems and methods are provided for integration of molten carbonate fuel cells with a Fischer-Tropsch synthesis process. The molten carbonate fuel cells can be integrated with a Fischer-Tropsch synthesis process in various manners, including providing synthesis gas for use in producing hydrocarbonaceous carbons. Additionally, integration of molten... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20140272638 - Integration of molten carbonate fuel cells in methanol synthesis: In various aspects, systems and methods are provided for integration of molten carbonate fuel cells with a methanol synthesis process. The molten carbonate fuel cells can be integrated with a methanol synthesis process in various manners, including providing synthesis gas for use in producing methanol. Additionally, integration of molten carbonate... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20140272640 - Multifunctional electrochemical devices: Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for fabricating and implementing multifunctional fuel cells. In one aspect, a multifunctional fuel cell device includes a first electrode and a second electrode separated by a distance and aligned substantially in parallel, a first conduit and a second conduit coupled to the first electrode... Agent: Mcalister Technologies, LLC

20140272639 - Processes and systems for storing, distributing and dispatching energy on demand using and recycling carbon: The present invention generally relates to storing energy in a form that is carbon neutral, storable and transportable, so that it can be used on demand. The present invention provides a process and system for using energy as available to produce carbon from carbon oxide, and then oxidizing the carbon... Agent: Zietlow Innovative Engineering And Technology, LLC

20140272641 - Integration of molten carbonate fuel cells in fischer-tropsch synthesis: In various aspects, systems and methods are provided for integration of molten carbonate fuel cells with a Fischer-Tropsch synthesis process. The molten carbonate fuel cells can be integrated with a Fischer-Tropsch synthesis process in various manners, including providing synthesis gas for use in producing hydrocarbonaceous carbons. Additionally, integration of molten... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20140272642 - Catalysts for hydrocarbon reforming: In some examples, a method for treating a reforming catalyst, the method comprising heating a catalyst metal used for reforming hydrocarbon in a reducing gas mixture environment. The reducing gas mixture comprises hydrogen and at least one sulfur-containing compound. The at least one sulfur-containing compound includes one or more of... Agent: Lg Fuel Cell Systems, Inc.

20140272643 - Reactor incorporating a heat exchanger: A reactor containing a heat exchanger is disclosed, which can be operated with co-current or counter-current flow. Also disclosed is a system that includes a reactor having a reformer and a vaporizer, a fuel supply, and a water supply. The reactor includes a source of combustion gas, a reformer operative... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute

20140272644 - Fcs overall efficiency by using stored cathode oxygen during down-transients: A system and method for utilizing a pressurized volume of oxygen in a cathode plumbing of a fuel cell system. The system and method includes calculating an air/oxygen balance that is based on an air balance and an oxygen balance in the cathode plumbing. The system and method further include... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140272645 - Fuel cell dc-dc converter: A method and system for supplying power to a portable electronic device includes supplying current from one or more fuel cells to a DC-DC converter and regulating a current limit of the DC-DC converter as a function of a measured temperature of at least one of the power supply system... Agent: Soci&#xe9 T&#xe9 Bic

20140272649 - Apparatus and method for heating a fuel cell stack: An apparatus for heating a fuel cell stack in a cold start mode is provided. The apparatus comprises a fuel cell stack, a boost converter, and a controller. The fuel cell stack powers a vehicle. The boost converter includes a power switch that is thermally coupled to the fuel cell... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140272647 - Fluidic interface module for a fuel cell system: Purge valves that are manually turned ON but are automatically or electrically turned OFF as the fuel cell's production of electricity reaches a predetermined level, e.g., steady state or thereabout are disclosed. The purge valve may be opened at system start-up, or may be opened at system shut-down so that... Agent: Societe Bic

20140272651 - Fuel cell system: An IR resistance of each of unit cells is measured, and a highest unit cell voltage as a threshold voltage is set based on the IR resistance and load current. The setting of the highest unit cell voltage uses map data that approximates current-voltage characteristics of a unit cell when... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140272646 - Fuel cell system and method to prevent water-induced damage: In one or more embodiments, a fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack including an anode and a cathode, a first conduit positioned to supply oxygen to the cathode, a second conduit positioned to supply hydrogen to the anode, and a third conduit positioned separate from the first and... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140272648 - Method for operating a fuel cell system: Methods of operating a fuel cell system, wherein the fuel cell system is purged at system start-up, are disclosed. The purging automatically stops when the anode plenum is fully purged and replaced with fuel. Also discussed are purge valves that are manually turned ON but are automatically turned OFF as... Agent: Societe Bic

20140272650 - Slip stream for reliable anode to cathode flow in freeze conditions: A device and method for ensuring proper fuel cell system warmup or shutdown during freeze conditions. A three-way valve is used in conjunction with a flow-controlling orifice to ensure that the orifice avoids ice blockage during frozen conditions. Dry, warm air is delivered as a slip stream under pressure to... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140272653 - Flow battery system and method of soc determination: A flow battery system includes a flow cell, a reservoir including an aqueous electrolyte, a memory in which command instructions are stored, a model of the flow cell stored within the memory, and a processor configured to execute the command instructions to obtain a current signal and a voltage signal,... Agent: Bosch Energy Storage Solutions LLC

20140272652 - Systems and methods for predicting polarization curves in a fuel cell system: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods that may be used to predict a performance metric of a fuel cell. A system consistent with the present disclosure may include sensors in communication with the fuel cell stack, a performance metric prediction system, and a control system. The performance metric... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140272654 - Remedial actions for air flow errors in a fuel cell system: A system and method for operating a fuel cell stack of a fuel cell system in a vehicle when an error in cathode air flow rate is detected. The system and method include estimating a cathode air flow rate and detecting an error in the estimated cathode air flow rate.... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140272655 - Pem fuel cell stack: A fuel cell includes a cathode flow field plate, an anode flow field plate, and a membrane electrode assembly (MEA) sandwiched between the cathode and anode flow field plate. The cathode flow field plate has a flat side and an opposed channel side that the MEA is sandwiched between the... Agent: Wuhan Troowin Power System Technology Co., Ltd.

20140272656 - Dynamically responsive high efficiency cchp system: A highly efficient combined cooling, heating, and power (CCHP) system is capable of providing 100% utilization of an energy generator used by the system by distributing thermal and electrical outputs of the energy generator to loads and/or other storage apparatuses. The CCHP system includes an energy generator, which can be... Agent: Combined Energies LLC

20140272657 - Apparatus and method for fuel cell standby: An apparatus for placing a fuel cell stack in a standby mode is provided. The apparatus comprises a compressor, a fuel cell stack, a cathode valve and a controller. The compressor is operably coupled to an air induction system for providing a cathode stream. The fuel cell stack provides electrical... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140272658 - Fluidic components suitable for fuel cell systems including pressure regulators and valves: The present invention is directed to devices for controlling the fluid flow and pressure, including adjustable pressure regulators, pressure regulators with an inlet restrictor, semi-automatic valve and pressure regulator with a by-pass valve. The adjustable pressure regulators have a movable shuttle, shuttle housing, a high pressure diaphragm, a low pressure... Agent: Societe Bic

20140272659 - Microporous layer structures and gas diffusion layer assemblies in proton exchange membrane fuel cells: In at least one embodiment, a microporous layer configured to be disposed between a catalyst layer and a gas diffusion layer of a fuel cell electrode assembly is provided. The microporous layer may have defined therein a plurality of hydrophilic pores, a plurality of hydrophobic pores with a diameter of... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140272660 - Fuel cell system including multilayer interconnect: In some examples, a fuel cell comprising a first electrochemical cell including a first anode and a first cathode; a second electrochemical cell including a second anode and a second cathode; and an interconnect configured to conduct a flow of electrons from the first anode to the second cathode, wherein... Agent: Lg Fuel Cell Systems, Inc.

20140272661 - Sealing design for stamped plate fuel cells: A fuel cell stack of at least two fuel cells, each fuel cell having a unitized electrode assembly (UEA) including a membrane electrode assembly (MEA), a sub-gasket and gas diffusion media (DM), and positioned between modified stamped field-flow plates. The sub-gasket frames the MEA resulting in an overlap area between... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140272662 - Cell retention design and process: A system and method for reducing the relative movement between adjacent fuel cells within a fuel cell stack includes an improved strategy for distributing an acceleration load over a fuel cell stack while maintaining stack performance after exposure to high acceleration loads. The system comprises a fuel cell stack comprising... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140272663 - Preparation of advanced ccms for amfcs by amination and cross-linking of the precursor form of the ionomer: In an AMFC, in the formation of a CCM, the anode catalyst layer is selectively cross-linked while the cathode catalyst layer is not cross-linked. This has been found to provide structural stabilization of the CCM without loss of initial power value for a CCM without cross-linking.... Agent: Cellera, Inc.

20140272665 - Ceramic fuel cell with enhanced flatness and strength and methods of making same: Ceramic fuel cells having enhanced flatness and strength are disclosed. The fuel cell can include a half-cell having, in order, a patterned layer, an anode support layer and an electrolyte layer. Methods of making ceramic fuel cells are also provided.... Agent: University Of Maryland, College Park

20140272664 - Microporous layer for a fuel cell: In at least one embodiment, a fuel cell is provided comprising a positive electrode including a first gas diffusion layer and a first catalyst layer, a negative electrode including a second gas diffusion layer and a second catalyst layer, a proton exchange membrane (PEM) disposed between the positive and negative... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140272666 - Fuel cell system including sacrificial nickel source: In some examples, solid oxide fuel cell system comprising a solid oxide fuel cell including an anode, an anode conductor layer, a cathode, a cathode conductor layer, and electrolyte, wherein the anode and the anode conductor layer each comprise nickel; and a sacrificial nickel source separate from that of the... Agent: Lg Fuel Cell Systems, Inc.

20140272667 - Ba-sr-co-fe-o based perovskite mixed conducting materials as cathode materials for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells both in dual chamber and single chamber configuration: Improved cathode active materials for reduced temperature operation in single and dual chamber solid oxide fuel cells are provided. The cathode active materials comprise perovskites of the general form ABO3, where A is a cation with approximately a +2 charge, and B is a cation with approximately a +4 charge.... Agent:

20140272668 - Stainless steel for fuel cell separators: A stainless steel having a low surface contact resistance for fuel cell separators is provided. The stainless steel has a Cr content of 16 to 40 mass % or more. The stainless steel includes a region having a fine textured structure on its surface, and the area percentage of the... Agent:

20140272669 - Electrode with catalyst segmentation: A fuel cell assembly includes an anode with a catalyst layer and a gas inlet end, and a cathode with a catalyst layer and a gas inlet end. The assembly comprises a catalyst layer including a first and second set of catalyst segment pairs spaced apart respectively with first and... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140272671 - Fuel cell system and fuel consumption system: A fuel cell system and a fuel consumption system verify the location of a filling failure at a time that a fuel gas filling process suffers from such a filling failure. Either one of encoded data indicating an infrared radiation signal related to the fuel gas filling process, which is... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140272670 - Method and apparatus for making a fuel storage tank with a liner and inner bag for a fuel storage system: An apparatus and method of manufacturing a fuel storage tank for a fuel cell system used for storing various pressurized fluids having separate permeation characteristics for reducing permeation leakage during various temperature and pressure cycles. The fuel storage tank comprises a formed liner to define an inner cavity, as well... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140272672 - Composition for anode in fuel cell: In some examples, a fuel cell comprising a cathode; an electrolyte; and an anode separated from the cathode by the electrolyte. The active, as-reduced anode includes Ni, La, Sr, Mn, and O, where the reduced anode includes a Ni phase constitution and a (La1-xSrx)n+1MnnO3n+1 compound having a Mn-based Ruddlesden-Popper (R-P)... Agent:

  
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