Patents Examined by Helen Oi K Conley
  • Patent number: 10714781
    Abstract: A moving body configured to reduce a damage on a mounting state of an intercooler even when traveling or similar situation is provided. The moving body includes an intercooler bracket that has a pair of arms extending from a stack frame. At distal end sides of the respective arms, an intercooler is mounted to the respective arms. At base end sides of the respective arms, the intercooler bracket is secured to the stack frame. A connecting portion that connects the pair of arms is integrally formed with the pair of arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Matsumoto, Makoto Takeyama
  • Patent number: 10714723
    Abstract: Provided is a separator for a non-aqueous secondary battery, including: a porous substrate having an average pore diameter of from 20 nm to 100 nm; and a porous layer provided on one or both sides of the porous substrate and including a polyvinylidene fluoride resin and a filler, the porous layer including a filler in an amount of from 45% by volume to 75% by volume with respect to a total solid content of the porous layer, a weight average molecular weight of the polyvinylidene fluoride resin being 1,000,000 or more, and a peel strength between the porous substrate and the porous layer being 0.20 N/12 mm or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TEIJIN LIMITED
    Inventors: Rika Kuratani, Satoshi Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 10714760
    Abstract: An electrode for redox flow batteries, the electrode being formed of a carbon fiber aggregate including a plurality of carbon fibers. Each of the carbon fibers has a plurality of pleats formed in the surface thereof. The ratio of L1 to L2, that is, L1/L2, is more than 1, where L1 is the peripheral length of a cross section of the carbon fibers and L2 is the peripheral length of a virtual rectangle circumscribing the cross section of the carbon fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kousuke Shiraki, Takashi Kanno, Kenichiro Miyatake
  • Patent number: 10707511
    Abstract: The present invention provides solid oxide cells such as fuel cells, electrolyzers, and sensors comprising an electrolyte having an interface between an yttria-stabilized zirconia material and a glass material, in some embodiments. Other embodiments add an interface between a platinum oxide material and the yttria-stabilized zirconia material in the electrolyte. Further embodiments of solid oxide cells have an ion-conducting species such as an ionic liquid or inorganic salt in contact with at least one electrode of the cell. Certain embodiments provide room temperature operation of solid oxide cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: FCET, Inc.
    Inventors: Mikhail Pozvonkov, Mark A. Deininger
  • Patent number: 10707517
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes: a separator including a polyolefin porous film; a porous layer containing a polyvinylidene fluoride-based resin; and a positive electrode plate and a negative electrode plate each of which has a capacitance in a specific range, the polyolefin porous film having a parameter X of not more than 20, and the polyvinylidene fluoride-based resin containing not less than 35.0 mol % of an ?-form polyvinylidene fluoride-based resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Ichiro Arise, Toshihiko Ogata, Chikara Murakami, Hiroki Hashiwaki
  • Patent number: 10700393
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include thermal management systems and methods configured to heat and/or cool an electrical device. Thermal management systems can include a heat spreader in thermal communication with a temperature sensitive region of the electrical device. The heat spreader can include the one or more pyrolytic graphite sheets. The heat spreader can include thermal/electrical elevators connecting the one or more pyrolytic graphite sheets. The systems can include a thermoelectric device in thermal communication with the heat spreader. Electric power can be directed to the heat spreader and/or thermoelectric device to provide controlled heating and/or cooling of the electrical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: GENTHERM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Alfred Piggott, David Scott Thomas, Daniel Charles Guerithault
  • Patent number: 10700343
    Abstract: A positive electrode is for use in an air battery. The positive electrode includes a current collector including one or more openings, and an electroconductive layer including a porous body, the porous body including a carbon material. In the electroconductive layer, a second pore volume of a first region is greater than a second pore volume of a second region, wherein it is assumed that the electroconductive layer includes the first and second regions, the second region faces the one or more openings of the current collector, and the first region is located opposite to the second region with respect to a central plane containing midpoints in a thickness direction of the electroconductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koichi Sawada
  • Patent number: 10658668
    Abstract: A lithium-sulfur battery which includes an electrolyte containing lithium-ions, an anode and a cathode containing sulfur. The lithium-sulfur battery also contains a surface layer which is arranged between the anode and the cathode. The lithium-sulfur battery further includes areas on the cathode side which contain polysulfides. The surface layer of the lithium-sulfur battery contains at least one graphene layer which is permeable to lithium ions and impermeable to polysulfides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Simon Lux, Philipp Oberhumer, Barbara Stiaszny, Ann-Christin Gentschev, Jakub Reiter
  • Patent number: 10651451
    Abstract: A battery module for energy storage is provided, comprising at least one battery unit, including: first and second battery cells comprising first and second electrode tabs as well as third and fourth electrode tabs respectively; first and second connection structures comprising first support/connection portions as well as second support/connection portions respectively, regarding material, first and second support portions being different from materials of first and second connection portions, regarding polarity, the first and second electrode tabs being the same as the third and fourth electrode tabs, both first and fourth electrode tabs being lap-jointed with the first support portion and connected by welding via the first connection portion; and the second electrode tab is lap-jointed with the second support portion and connected by welding with the second connection portion, so as to achieve the welding between electrode tabs with different polarities and expedite the manufacturing schedule for battery mo
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited
    Inventor: Xiaorong Liu
  • Patent number: 10637042
    Abstract: A positive active material for a rechargeable lithium battery includes a core including a compound represented by Chemical Formula 1 and a structure-stabilizing compound on a surface of the core. The structure-stabilizing compound includes an Al compound or a Co compound. Chemical Formula 1 is LiaNixCoyMezM1kO2?pFp where 0.9?a?1.1, 0.7?x?0.93, 0<y?0.3, 0<z?0.3, 0?k?0.005, x+y+z+k=1, 0?p?0.005, Me is Mn or Al, and M1 is Mg, Ba, B, La, Y, Ti, Zr, Mn, Si, V, P, Mo, W, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dae-Hoe Lee, Do-Hyung Park, Yong-Chan You, Min-Han Kim
  • Patent number: 10637097
    Abstract: Provided are an organic/inorganic composite electrolyte, an electrode-electrolyte assembly and a lithium secondary battery including the organic/inorganic composite electrolyte, and a manufacturing method of the electrode-electrolyte assembly. The porous organic/inorganic composite electrolyte, includes a first pore peak in a pore size range of about 100 nm to about 300 nm in a total pore distribution chart, and 50% or more of pores having a pore size range of about 100 nm to about 300 nm based on a total pore volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignees: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Hanyang University Cooperation Foundation Hanyang University
    Inventors: Manseok Han, Woocheol Shin, Duckhyun Kim, Moonsung Kim, Jeonghye Lee, Dongwon Kim, Yunchae Jung, Seulki Kim
  • Patent number: 10637043
    Abstract: Provided is an anode particulate, having a dimension from 10 nm to 100 ?m, for use in an alkali metal battery, the particulate comprising (i) an anode active material capable of reversibly absorbing and desorbing lithium ions or sodium ions, (ii) an electron-conducting material, and (iii) a lithium ion-conducting or sodium ion-conducting electrolyte, wherein the electron-conducting material forms a three dimensional network of electron-conducting pathways in electronic contact with the anode active material and the electrolyte forms a three dimensional network of lithium ion- or sodium ion-conducting channels in ionic contact with the anode active material. The particulate can be of any shape, but preferably spherical or ellipsoidal in shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Global Graphene Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Aruna Zhamu, Hui He, Baofei Pan, Bor Z. Jang
  • Patent number: 10637027
    Abstract: Batteries, separators, battery packs, electronic devices, electromotive vehicles, power storage apparatus, and electric power systems are provided. In one embodiment, a battery is provided. The battery including a positive electrode; a negative electrode; an electrolytic solution holding layer between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, wherein the electrolytic solution holding layer comprises inorganic particles and a vinylidene fluoride polymer, wherein a mass ratio of the vinylidene fluoride polymer and the inorganic particles is 1:1 to 1:8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsushi Nishimoto
  • Patent number: 10637078
    Abstract: A fuel cell disclosed herein may comprise: a substrate provided with a recess through which fuel gas passes; an electrolyte membrane covering an opening of the recess; an insulating film covering one surface of the electrolyte membrane and having a through hole reaching the electrolyte membrane; a first electrode in contact with the one surface of the electrolyte membrane in the through hole; a second electrode in contact with the other surface of the electrolyte membrane; and a heater disposed in the insulating film at a position adjacent to the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Hirofumi Funabashi, Teruhisa Akashi, Hiroko Iguchi, Hidehito Matsuo, Shigeo Hori
  • Patent number: 10615394
    Abstract: Provided is an energy storage apparatus which includes a first energy storage device having a first terminal which is either a positive electrode terminal or a negative electrode terminal, wherein the energy storage apparatus further includes a terminal neighboring member which is disposed adjacently to the first terminal of the first energy storage device, and the terminal neighboring member includes: a first housing portion capable of housing a first conductive member which connects the first terminal and a second terminal which a second energy storage device different from the first energy storage device has to each other; and a first lead-out portion capable of leading out a second conductive member which connects the first terminal and a third terminal which a third energy storage device different from the first energy storage device and the second energy storage device has to each other from the first housing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventor: Yasutaka Miyawaki
  • Patent number: 10601032
    Abstract: Provided is a composite electrode material. The composite electrode material is disposed on a surface of an electrode. The composite electrode material includes a plurality of conductive material layers and a plurality of active material layers. The conductive material layers and the active material layers are alternately stacked along a direction non-parallel to the surface of the electrode, and are arranged disorderly along a direction parallel to the surface of the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: National Chiao Tung University
    Inventors: Tseung-Yuen Tseng, Chih-Chieh Yang
  • Patent number: 10601013
    Abstract: A composite film, a manufacturing method for the same, and a battery comprising the composite film are provided. The composite film includes a first layer and a second layer on a side of the first layer. The first layer includes a first polyolefin. The first polyolefin has an orientation function of at least 0.6. The first polyolefin has a repeating unit of wherein R is an alkyl group having 2, 3, 4, or 5 carbon atoms. The second layer includes a second polyolefin. The second polyolefin has an orientation function of at least 0.5. The second polyolefin has a repeating unit of wherein A is a hydrogen or a methyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Chih-Hung Lee, Ang-Ta Tsai, Yen-Cheng Li
  • Patent number: 10601082
    Abstract: A signal collection assembly and a power battery module are provided. The signal collection assembly includes: a substrate; a signal collection line including a sheet-like metal conductive element disposed on the substrate; a signal collection member disposed on the substrate and connected with the signal collection line; and a signal collection terminal disposed on the substrate. The signal collection terminal includes a first terminal connected with the signal collection line and a second terminal connected with a power connection member of the power battery module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: BYD COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yan Huang, Qun Zhou, Yingying Wang, Zhiming Gu
  • Patent number: 10581101
    Abstract: A solid-state hydrogen storage device includes a first storage for storing a reversible solid-state hydrogen storage material, a reactor disposed in the first storage to enable a hydrolysis reaction of a non-reversible solid-state hydrogen storage material to be performed therein, and a fuel cell stack, wherein the non-reversible solid-state hydrogen storage material is stored in the reactor, and wherein the non-reversible solid-state hydrogen storage material releases heat when the hydrolysis is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Sangbaek Park, Tae Won Lim, Dong Hoon Nam
  • Patent number: 10581046
    Abstract: The invention relates to a laminar textile material for covering a pasty active mass on a battery electrode. The invention further relates to a battery electrode having such a material, to a battery, and to a method for producing battery electrodes. Potential improvements of lead batteries are disclosed that are more practical than previously known solutions, and that stabilize the pasty active mass on the battery electrodes. A laminar textile material is disclosed to this end, comprising glass fibers and fibers made of a thermoplastic, e.g. polyester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Clarios Germany GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Frank-Thomas Johns