Patents Examined by Cynthia H. Kelly
  • Patent number: 10388982
    Abstract: An electrode block includes: an electrode group having a stacked structure with a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode; lid members disposed on two ends of the electrode group in the stacked direction; and a first holding member attached to outer surfaces of the electrode group and lid members. The first holding member is electrically connected to a first electrode which is one of the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and is not electrically connected to a second electrode which is the other one of the positive electrode and the negative electrode. Further, holes in the electrode group and lid members form a through hole, and a second holding member is attached to the through hole. Thus, the electrode block is fabricated. Then the plurality of electrode blocks is housed in an outer jacket in a stacked manner, and a current collector is inserted into the through hole. Thus, a layered cell is fabricated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: EXERGY POWER SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Kaduo Tsutsumi
  • Patent number: 10388938
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a secondary battery pack including an anode terminal and a cathode terminal of a battery cell connected to a protection circuit module (PCM), the anode terminal and the cathode terminal of the battery cell being made of plate-shaped conductive members, the battery cell having the anode terminal and the cathode terminal formed at one end thereof, the battery cell having a thermally bonded surplus part formed at the end thereof at which the anode terminal and the cathode terminal are formed, and the PCM including a protection circuit board (PCB) having a protection circuit formed thereon, an external input and output terminal connected to the protection circuit of the PCB, and an electrically insulative PCM case configured to have a hollow structure in which the PCB is mounted, the PCM case being provided with a slit, through which the electrode terminals of the battery cell are inserted, the PCM being loaded on the thermally bonded surplus part of the battery cell in a state in which the PC
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Soo Jun Ahn, Dong Cheol Lee, Tae Wook Kim
  • Patent number: 10388467
    Abstract: To improve the long-term cycle performance of a lithium-ion battery or a lithium-ion capacitor by minimizing the decomposition reaction of an electrolytic solution and the like as a side reaction of charge and discharge in the repeated charge and discharge cycles of the lithium-ion battery or the lithium-ion capacitor. A current collector and an active material layer over the current collector are included in an electrode for a power storage device. The active material layer includes a plurality of active material particles and silicon oxide. The surface of one of the active material particles has a region that is in contact with one of the other active material particles. The surface of the active material particle except the region is partly or entirely covered with the silicon oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazutaka Kuriki, Ryota Tajima, Nobuhiro Inoue, Junpei Momo
  • Patent number: 10385215
    Abstract: New dichroic dyes having a composition with slave materials. The dyes may be used for a dichroic polymer network, a dichroic liquid crystalline polymer film (LCP film) or a dichroic liquid crystalline polymer gel, which for instance find application as electro-optical or optical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: ROLIC AG
    Inventors: Cedric Klein, Frederic Lincker, Frederic Reveaud
  • Patent number: 10381618
    Abstract: An embodiment is directed to a battery module mounting area of an energy storage system. The battery module mounting area includes a first set of battery module compartments arranged along a first longitudinal side of the battery module mounting area, and a second set of battery module compartments arranged along a second longitudinal side of the battery module mounting area. Each battery module compartment in the first and second sets of battery module compartments includes an insertion-side through which a battery module is configured to be inserted into the battery module compartment and/or removed from the battery module compartment. The insertion-side of each battery module compartment in the first and second sets of battery module compartments is configured to be closed via an insertion-side cover to form a battery housing with a closed compartment profile that is characterized by each battery module compartment being sealed from at least one other battery module compartment in the battery housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: InEVit LLC
    Inventors: Heiner Fees, Andreas Track, Alexander Eichhorn, Ralf Maisch, Jörg Damaske, Martin Eberhard, Michael John Miskovsky
  • Patent number: 10381645
    Abstract: Low-cost electrochemical energy storage devices having electrochemical cells containing zinc electrodes in aqueous electrolytes, which exhibit superior cycle performance, preferably comprise the following elements: (a) a cathode formed of manganese dioxide particles, preferably doped with at least one of magnesium, strontium, barium, calcium, and lanthanum, wherein the manganese dioxide particles preferably form at least one of (1) a delta manganese dioxide structure and (2) a todokorite manganese dioxide structure; (b) an anode formed of particles comprising zinc, wherein the particles are preferably treated with at least one of bismuth, indium, gallium, antimony, and tin; (c) a mixed ion electrolyte solution with a pH greater than or equal to three and less than or equal to seven, wherein the solution preferably comprises at least one monovalent salt and at least one divalent salt; and (d) a mesh as cathode current collector comprising at least one of titanium, stainless steel, tantalum, and niobium, whe
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: BETTERGY CORP.
    Inventors: Lin-Feng Li, Min Chen, Quan Fan, Xueliang Dong
  • Patent number: 10377851
    Abstract: A resin does not need to incorporate a fluorescent substance and exhibits fluorescence itself. Also, a liquid crystal polymer is provided which does not contain a bleeding out substance such as hydrophobic silica and barium sulfate and which has an effect of suppressing fibrillation in the resin itself. A liquid crystal polymer includes a copolymer of a polymerizable monomer (A) selected from the group consisting of pyromellitic acid or anhydride thereof and a reactive derivative thereof and a polymerizable monomer (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: UENO FINE CHEMICALS INDUSTRY, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinobu Ishizu, Hisanari Fujiwara, Akihito Ota
  • Patent number: 10374212
    Abstract: A battery system includes at least one lithium cell with an electrolyte having at least one polymer which is configured to be impregnated with an electrolyte fluid. In order to increase the capacity, the life and the safety of the battery system, the battery system further includes at least one electrolyte fluid metering device, by which at least one component of the electrolyte fluid can be supplied to the lithium cell and/or by which electrolyte fluid can be discharged from the lithium cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Marcus Wegner, Matthias Mueller, Martin Tenzer
  • Patent number: 10370592
    Abstract: A device for regulating the passage of energy from an outside space into an inside space includes a switching layer, where the switching layer comprises one or more compounds of the formula: wherein R1, Z1, Z2, Ar1 and X are defined herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Merch Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Peer Kirsch, Susann Beck, Michael Junge, Andreas Beyer, Ursula Patwal
  • Patent number: 10370591
    Abstract: Provided are a liquid crystal device, a composition capable of forming a liquid crystal layer, a method of manufacturing the liquid crystal device, a system for manufacturing the liquid crystal device, and a use of the liquid crystal device. The liquid crystal device is a device capable of exhibiting, for example, a normally white or black mode, exhibiting a high contrast ratio, driven with a low driving voltage, and exhibiting excellent durability such as thermal stability. Such a liquid crystal device may be applied to various optical modulators such as a smart window, a window protective film, a flexible display device, an active retarder for displaying 3D images, or a viewing angle control film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Sung Joon Min, Jung Sun You, Dong Hyun Oh
  • Patent number: 10363830
    Abstract: A fuel cell vehicle includes a fuel cell stack, a fuel tank, a body-side mounting portion, a main fuel pipe, a securing mechanism, and an elastic pipe. The fuel cell stack is disposed in a front section of the fuel cell vehicle. The fuel tank is disposed in a rear section of the fuel cell vehicle. The main fuel pipe connects the fuel tank and the body-side mounting portion. The elastic pipe is connected to the fuel cell stack at a first end of the elastic pipe and connected, via the securing mechanism, to the body-side mounting portion at a second end of the elastic pipe opposite to the first end such that the second end of the elastic pipe is disengaged from the body-side mounting portion when a load larger than a predetermined threshold load is applied to the securing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Fukuda, Takashi Kuwayama
  • Patent number: 10364356
    Abstract: The present application relates to novel compounds and to devices which contain these compounds. The application also relates to a device for regulating the passage of energy from an outside space into an inside space, to a window containing the said device, and to uses of the said devices and compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Peer Kirsch, Susann Gunst, Michael Junge, Andreas Beyer, Ursula Patwal
  • Patent number: 10363521
    Abstract: [Problem] The object of the invention is to provide the filter device disposed in the moist fluid passage of the fuel cell system in that, water is not adhered and never remains in the filter and when leaving it under the low temperature after the system stops, blockage by freezing the filter can surely be prevented, and the complex control and the heat source such as heaters for the decompression as conventional is unnecessary, and the filter device is cheap and compact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SAGINOMIYA SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Takeda, Kazuhiko Osawa, Daisaku Inamura, Ichiro Okawara, Takatada Usami, Shinichiro Takemoto
  • Patent number: 10367222
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a mixture that includes a mediator having a first redox potential, a non-liquid active material having a second redox potential that is less than the first redox potential, and a cation. In addition, the non-liquid active material has a first condition that includes a first oxidation state, where the cation is intercalated within the non-liquid active material, and the non-liquid active material has a second condition that includes a second oxidation state that is higher than the first oxidation state, where the non-liquid active material is substantially free of the cation. In addition, the mediator has a first condition that includes a third oxidation state and a second condition that includes a fourth oxidation state that is higher than the third oxidation state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Gennett, Chunmei Ban, Wade A. Braunecker, Arrelaine A. Dameron, Chaiwat Engtrakul
  • Patent number: 10365562
    Abstract: Organic coating compositions, particularly antireflective coating compositions, are provided that comprise that comprise a component that comprises one or more uracil moieties. Preferred compositions of the invention are useful to reduce reflection of exposing radiation from a substrate back into an overcoated photoresist layer and/or function as a planarizing, conformal or via-fill layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC
    Inventors: Owendi Ongayi, Vipul Jain, Suzanne Coley, Anthony Zampini
  • Patent number: 10361417
    Abstract: A composition for forming a porous heat-resistant layer of a separator, a separator, and an electrochemical battery, the composition including a monomer including a cross-linkable functional group, an oligomer including a cross-linkable functional group, a polymer including a cross-linkable functional group, or a mixture thereof; a solvent; an initiator; first inorganic particles having an average particle diameter (D50) X of about 300 nm to about 700 nm; and second inorganics particle having an average particle diameter (D50) of 0.1X to 0.4X, wherein a weight ratio of the first inorganic particles to the second inorganic particles in the composition is about 7:3 to about 8.5:1.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jaehong Choi, Changhong Ko, Imhyuck Bae, Dong-Wan Seo, Mokyun Jin
  • Patent number: 10355286
    Abstract: A fuel cell electrode catalyst includes a carbon support having pores, and catalyst particles supported on the carbon support and containing platinum or a platinum alloy. The pores of the fuel cell electrode catalyst have a mode pore size within a range from 2 nm to 5 nm. In the pores of the fuel cell electrode catalyst, a pore volume of pores having pore sizes within the range from 2 nm to 5 nm is 0.4 cm3/g or larger. The catalyst particles have a crystallite size within the range from 2 nm to 5 nm at a platinum (220) plane. A density of the supported catalyst particles is within a range from 10% by mass to 50% by mass with respect to a total mass of the fuel cell electrode catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, NIPPON STEEL Chemical & Material Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Itoh, Toru Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10347921
    Abstract: Systems and methods including a header flange to evenly distribute contact pressure across seals include, in some aspects, a plate including a bead and a flange edge. The bead includes a bead-side and a bead-corner. The flange edge defines an aperture through the plate. The flange edge also includes a first edge-portion proximate the bead-side and a second edge-portion proximate the bead-corner. The bead-side and the first edge-portion define a first edge-distance therebetween. The bead-corner and the second edge-portion define a second edge-distance therebetween. The second edge-distance is greater than the first edge-distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: GM Global Technology Operations LLC., Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liang Xi, Xi Yang, Ishida Kentaro, Siguang Xu, Satoshi Oyama, Yu Tomana, Richard D. Blakeley
  • Patent number: 10347924
    Abstract: An integrated fuel cell system includes fuel cells, fuel heat exchangers, air heat exchangers, and tail gas oxidizers. The tail gas oxidizers oxidize a (second) portion of fuel received from the fuel cells with effluent that is output from the fuel cells. Fuel cell stacks are fluidly coupled with the fuel heat exchangers and the tail gas oxidizers such that the fuel that is output from the fuel cells is split into a first portion that is directed back into the fuel heat exchangers and a second portion that is directed into the tail gas oxidizers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Darren Bawden Hickey, Irfan Hussaini
  • Patent number: 10347918
    Abstract: A surface-treated cathode active material useful for manufacturing a lithium secondary battery have excellent output characteristics by performing a double coating with metal oxide and an electron and ion conductive polymerized copolymer on a surface of a cathode active material for a lithium secondary battery to enhance electrochemical properties and thermal stability of the cathode active material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, IUCF-HYU (INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPERATION FOUNDATION HANYANG UNIV.)
    Inventors: Kyo Min Shin, Sa Heum Kim, Dong Gun Kim, Yun Chae Jung, Dong Won Kim, Ik Su Kang, Yoon Sung Lee