Patents Examined by Amanda C. Walke
  • Patent number: 11124829
    Abstract: An example of a flow cell includes a substrate; a first primer set attached to a first region on the substrate, the first primer set including an un-cleavable first primer and a cleavable second primer; and a second primer set attached to a second region on the substrate, the second primer set including a cleavable first primer and an un-cleavable second primer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignees: Illumina, Inc., Illumina Cambridge Limited
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Fisher, Brian D. Mather, Maria Candelaria Rogert Bacigalupo, Justin Fullerton, Ludovic Vincent, Lewis J. Kraft, Sahngki Hong, Boyan Boyanov, M. Shane Bowen, Sang Park, Wayne N. George, Andrew A. Brown, Dajun Yuan
  • Patent number: 11124592
    Abstract: Silica particles bonded to polymer chains consisting of at least one polymer comprising at least one fluorinated styrene repeating unit comprising at least one proton-conducting group, optionally in the form of a salt, the bonding between the particles and each of the chains being carried out by an organic spacer group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT À L'ÉNERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ÉNERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Pierrick Buvat, Janick Bigarré, Julien Cellier, Delphine Dru
  • Patent number: 11128014
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment, a separator is provided with a fibrous mat for retaining the active material on an electrode of a lead-acid battery. New or improved mats, separators, batteries, methods, and/or systems are also disclosed, shown, claimed, and/or provided. For example, in at least one possibly preferred embodiment, a composite separator is provided with a fibrous mat for retaining the active material on an electrode of a lead-acid battery. In at least one possibly particularly preferred embodiment, a PE membrane separator is provided with at least one fibrous mat for retaining the active material on an electrode of a lead-acid battery. In accordance with at least certain embodiments, aspects and/or objects, the present invention, application, or disclosure may provide solutions, new products, improved products, new methods, and/or improved methods, and/or may address issues, needs, and/or problems of PAM shedding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Daramic, LLC
    Inventors: Eric H. Miller, Ahila Krishnamoorthy, James P. Perry, J. Kevin Whear
  • Patent number: 11128017
    Abstract: A carrier board element is provided for the cell connectors of a battery having a plurality of battery cells. The carrier board element has a plurality of cell holders uniformly spaced apart from each other. At least one locking element for the locking in of a cell connector is associated with each of the cell holders. The locking element is arranged on the carrier board element. A plurality of cell connectors can be captively locked in one over the other at the locking elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Peter Bollmann, Kilian Friedrich, Christian Linse, Robert Lustig, Andreas Schleicher
  • Patent number: 11121430
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein generally relate to a microporous separator with a pore geometry that creates a low or no tortuosity architecture. In one embodiment, a battery cell may comprise of an anode layer, a cathode layer, and a separator layer positioned between the cathode layer and the anode layer. The separator layer may be comprised of one or more block copolymers. The block copolymers that make up the separator layer may be materials that self-align into a vertical nanostructure. The vertical nanostructures may allow ions within the battery cell to flow in a vertical path between the cathode and anode. This vertical path my create a low or no tortuosity environment within the battery cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignees: Chongqing Jinkang New Energy Automobile Co., Ltd., SF Motors Inc.
    Inventors: Brennan Campbell, Scott Monismith, Yifan Tang, Ying Liu
  • Patent number: 11118014
    Abstract: A polymer compound includes a first chain structure constituted by a polyamideimide and a second chain structure constituted by a vinyl polymer and bonded to terminals of the first chain structures and connecting the first chain structures together. The vinyl polymer constituting the second chain structure is a random copolymer including a bond-constituting unit having a side chain to be bonded to the first chain structure, and a non-bond-constituting unit having no side chain to be bonded to the first chain structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Yusuke Sugiyama, Takeshi Kondo, Takahiro Sugioka, Kohei Mase, Keigo Oyaizu
  • Patent number: 11114691
    Abstract: A sulfide solid electrolyte including: a sulfide electrolyte for a lithium battery; and a metal-organic framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hongsoo Choi, Dongjin Lee, Joonseon Jeong
  • Patent number: 11114658
    Abstract: Provided are a positive active material for a rechargeable lithium battery and a positive electrode including the same. The positive active material for a rechargeable lithium battery includes a first positive active material and a second positive active material, wherein the first positive active material includes at least one nickel-based lithium composite oxide, and the second positive active material is represented by Chemical Formula 2 and has an average particle diameter of about 300 nm to about 600 nm: Lia1Fe1-x1M1x1PO4.??[Chemical Formula 2] In Chemical Formula 2, 0.90?a1?1.8, 0?x1?0.7, and M1 may be Mg, Co, Ni, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Heeeun Yoo, Junghyun Nam, Hoon Seok, Yeonhee Yoon, Kyuseo Lee, Bokkyu Jeon, Jaehwan Ha
  • Patent number: 11108107
    Abstract: To solve the above problems, a pouch for a battery according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: a cup part that accommodates an electrode assembly and is formed by laminating a surface protection layer, a gas barrier layer including a metal, and a sealant layer; and a degassing part in which a degassing aperture is punched when a degassing process is performed and in which no gas barrier layer is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventors: Na Yoon Kim, Yong Su Choi, Sang Hun Kim, Hyung Kyun Yu, Soo Ji Hwang, Min Hyeong Kang, Yong Kim
  • Patent number: 11099479
    Abstract: A resist composition which generates acid upon exposure and exhibits changed solubility in a developing solution under action of acid, and which includes a polymeric compound having a structural unit represented by general formula (a0-1) (wherein R represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group of 1 to 5 carbon atoms or a halogenated alkyl group of 1 to 5 carbon atoms; Va0 represents a divalent hydrocarbon group; na0 represents an integer of 0 to 2; Ra00 represents an acid dissociable group represented by general formula (a0-r1-1); Ra01 and Ra02 represents a hydrocarbon group; Ra01 and Ra02 may be mutually bonded to form a ring; Ya0 represents a quaternary carbon atom; Ra031, Ra032 and Ra033 each independently represents a hydrocarbon group, provided that at least one of Ra031, Ra032 and Ra033 is a hydrocarbon group having a polar group).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Nagamine, Hideto Nito, Masafumi Fujisaki, Tatsuya Fujii, Yuki Fukumura, Takahiro Kojima, Issei Suzuki, Takuya Ikeda, KhanhTin Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11094981
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a pouch-shaped battery case, including an electrode assembly, an outer coating layer, a metal barrier layer, and an inner adhesive layer sequentially stacked with one another, a first adhesive layer interposed between the outer coating layer and the metal barrier layer, a second adhesive layer interposed between the metal barrier layer and the inner adhesive layer, an upper case and a lower case sealed to one another by thermal fusion at outer edges thereof, such that the electrode assembly is mounted between the upper case and the lower case, and a gas discharge member providing gas communication between an inside and an outside of the pouch-shaped battery case, the gas discharge member being disposed within a fused portion of the pouch-shaped battery case that is formed by the inner adhesive layer of the upper case and the lower case being thermally fused to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: Soo Ji Hwang, Yong Su Choi, Sang Hun Kim, Hyung Kyun Yu, Na Yoon Kim, Min Hyeong Kang, Yong Kim
  • Patent number: 11094941
    Abstract: A battery assembly disclosed herein is a battery assembly before being subjected to initial charge. In the battery assembly, a positive electrode has a positive electrode mixture layer that contains a positive electrode active material and NMP, and an oxalate complex compound and FSO3Li are contained in a nonaqueous electrolyte solution. In the battery assembly disclosed herein, a NMP content in the positive electrode mixture layer is 50 ppm to 1500 ppm, the DBP oil absorption of the positive electrode active material is 30 ml/100 g to 45 ml/100 g, and a FSO3Li content in the nonaqueous electrolyte solution is 0.1 wt % to 1.0 wt %. With this, it is possible to prevent a reduction in input-output characteristics caused by formation of a film derived from NMP on the surface of the positive electrode active material, and hence it is possible to prevent an increase in facility cost and a reduction in manufacturing efficiency caused by adjustment of the content of NMP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hideyuki Saka
  • Patent number: 11094998
    Abstract: A ceramic-coated separator for a lithium-containing electrochemical cell and methods of preparing the ceramic-coated separator are provided. The ceramic-coated separator may be manufactured by preparing a slurry that includes one or more lithiated oxides and a binder and disposing the slurry onto one or more surfaces of a porous substrate. The slurry may be dried to from a ceramic coating on the one or more surfaces of the porous substrate so as to create the ceramic-coated separator. The ceramic coating may include one or more lithiated oxides selected from Li2SiO3, LiAlO2, Li2TiO3, LiNbO3, Li3PO4, Li2CrO4, and Li2Cr2O7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Xingcheng Xiao, Jiagang Xu, Mei Cai
  • Patent number: 11088419
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a membrane for an electrochemical device, to a process for manufacturing said membrane and to use of said membrane in a process for manufacturing an electrochemical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignees: Commissariat à L'énergie Atomique et aux énergies Alternatives, Solvay SA
    Inventors: Julio A. Abusleme, Marc-David Braida, Christine Hamon, Hélène Rouault, Djamel Mourzagh, Gaëlle Besnard, Daniel Tomasi
  • Patent number: 11088395
    Abstract: Articles and methods including additives in electrochemical cells, are generally provided. As described herein, such electrochemical cells may comprise an anode, a cathode, an electrolyte, and optionally a separator. In some embodiments, at least one of the anode, the cathode, the electrolyte, and/or the optional separator may comprise an additive and/or additive precursor. For instance, in some cases, the electrochemical cell comprises an electrolyte and an additive and/or additive precursor that is soluble with and/or is present in the electrolyte. In some embodiments, the additive precursor comprises a disulfide bond. In certain embodiments, the additive is a carbon disulfide salt. In some cases, the electrolyte may comprise a nitrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Sion Power Corporation
    Inventors: Yuriy V. Mikhaylik, Igor P. Kovalev, Thomas Weiss
  • Patent number: 11088397
    Abstract: [SUMMARY] [OBJECT] To provide an all-solid-state battery in which the occurrence of short-circuiting can be prevented and in which damage to the electrode can be prevented, and a method for producing the all-solid-state battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuhito Kato, Shinji Kojima, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Katsuaki Odagi
  • Patent number: 11075417
    Abstract: There is provided a battery cooling control system capable of efficiently and effectively controlling the cooling of a battery. While an electric powered vehicle travels and/or stops, it is determined whether or not there is an indication of a battery being charged, and if it has been determined that there is the indication of charging being performed, it is determined whether or not there is a necessity for cooling the battery, and if it has been determined that there is the necessity for cooling the battery, the battery is cooled to a predetermined value during traveling. In addition, based on at least a state of charge of the battery and/or a driving range, it is determined whether or not there is an indication of charging being executed, and based on a real-time battery temperature, an increase in battery temperature caused by charging, and an upper limit value for a predetermined allowable battery temperature range, it is determined whether or not there is a necessity for cooling the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toru Ogaki, Manabu Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11069898
    Abstract: An all-solid-state secondary battery has a positive electrode collector, a positive electrode active material layer, a negative electrode active material layer, a negative electrode collector, and a solid electrolyte. The solid electrolyte has an interlayer solid electrolyte located between the positive electrode active material layer and the negative electrode active material layer, and the all-solid-state secondary battery further includes a trapping layer that traps a metal of which at least one of the positive electrode collector and the negative electrode collector is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taisuke Masuko, Tomohiro Yano, Hiroshi Sato, Masahiro Oishi
  • Patent number: 11063316
    Abstract: A battery module and a battery pack are disclosed. The battery module includes a module frame having a top plate and a bottom plate vertically spaced apart from each other at a predetermined interval and disposed to face each other, and at least one barrier configured to vertically partition a space between the top and bottom plates; two or more battery submodules arranged inside the module frame in a matrix form with the at least one barrier being interposed therebetween; and a left side plate and a right side plate configured to cover a left side and a right side of the module frame and a front cover and a rear cover configured to cover a front side and a rear side of the module frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyung-Kyu Kim, Tae-Wook Kim, Myung-Ki Park
  • Patent number: 11050066
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fuel cell with improved thermal distribution in a stack including two more unit cells stacked therein. The fuel cell includes a stack including the two more unit cells and separators each having manifolds formed through four sides thereof, a first chamber having an internal space so as to receive air and fuel from the outside and to transfer the air and fuel to a second chamber and so as to receive the air and fuel discharged from the stack and to discharge the air and fuel to the outside, a second chamber having an internal space so as to receive the air and fuel from the first chamber and to transfer the air and fuel to the stack, and a connecting part connecting the first chamber to the second chamber so as to allow the air and fuel to flow to the second chamber from the first chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignees: Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation, Yonsei University
    Inventors: Jong Ho Lee, Kyung Joong Yoon, Sang Hyeok Lee, Dong Hwan Kim, Jong Sup Hong, Yong Gyun Bae