Patents Examined by Jane J Rhee
  • Patent number: 11223083
    Abstract: The present application provides a package and a battery, the package comprises a first surface, the first surface is provided with a first concave part and a first convex part which are connected with each other, the package further comprises an first elastomer, and the first elastomer is disposed in the first concave part. The purpose of the present application is to at least enable a battery to be protected well during the bending process of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: NINGDE AMPEREX TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Jing Jiang
  • Patent number: 11217845
    Abstract: A battery includes a can that includes a base material including iron and a nickel layer provided on a surface of the base material, an electrode element accommodated in the can, an insulating plate provided between the electrode element and a bottom of the can, and a metal-containing material provided between the insulating plate and the bottom of the can. An oxidation-reduction potential of the metal-containing material in a non-aqueous electrolytic solution is 1.5 V (vsLi/Li+) or higher an lower than 3.25 V (vsLi/Li+).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshikazu Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11201318
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to methods of securing battery tab structures to binderless, collectorless self-standing electrodes, comprising electrode active material and carbon nanotubes and no foil-based collector, and the resulting battery-tab secured electrodes. Such methods and the resulting battery tab-secured electrodes may facilitate the use of such composites in battery and power applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Avetik Harutyunyan, Oleg Kuznetsov
  • Patent number: 11201323
    Abstract: A MoSx/carbon black nanocomposite material, and a manufacturing method and application thereof. In the MoSx/carbon black nanocomposite material, 2?x?2.3. The weight percentage of MoSx as part of the total weight of the nanocomposite material is 5-50%. The MoSx/carbon black nanocomposite material has 20% higher performance when compared to a commercial 20% Pt/C catalyst. The manufactured MoSx/carbon black nanocomposite material also has excellent catalytic stability. There is no significant decrease in catalytic performance of the material after 5,000 catalytic cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Peking University
    Inventors: Maolin Zhai, Pengfei Cao, Jing Peng, Jiuqiang Li
  • Patent number: 11189878
    Abstract: A battery pack according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes: multiple unit batteries which are positioned in parallel in a first direction; and a pair of connecting members which is attached to both sides of the multiple unit batteries and electrically and physically connects the multiple unit batteries in the first direction. Each of the pair of connecting members includes: multiple battery fixing portions which are attached to the multiple unit batteries, respectively; and at least one deformable portion which is positioned between the multiple battery fixing portions such that at least a part of the deformable portion is in a non-contact state with the multiple unit batteries and the deformable portion is bent by external force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seok Koh
  • Patent number: 11152670
    Abstract: A battery system includes a pair of current collectors that are configured to provide a parallel electrical connection between electrochemical cells of a cell array. The pair of current collectors includes a first current collector plate that provides an electrical connection between the ends of the respective cells, and a second current collector plate that includes openings that receive the cells therein, and provide an electrical connection between the sidewalls of the respective cells. The current collectors are each on the same end of the cells and the opposed end of the cell can be protected or electrically isolated for a multitude of functions, such as cell cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignees: Robert Bosch Battery Systems LLC, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Mark Kotik
  • Patent number: 11145903
    Abstract: An electrolyte composition containing at least one aprotic organic solvent; at least one conducting salt; at least one compound of formula (I) and (vi) optionally one or more additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Zhenji Han, Takeo Fukuzumi, Eri Sawada, Martin Schulz-Dobrick, Jinbum Kim
  • Patent number: 11145920
    Abstract: The invention discloses a unit body of metal air battery, which can solve the problem of the nonuniformity of velocity in the electrolyte, ensure the internal electrolyte uniformly distributed, the residue in a cavity of a battery can be carried away fully in the electrolyte circulation and reflow process, injecting electrolyte in the whole metal air batteries can be realized only by a set of water injection equipment, greatly save the cost of manpower and material resources. The upper center of a housing has an upper hole and the lower center of a housing has a bottom hole. There is a slope inclined toward the inside in a cavity. There is a lower through hole at the lowest end of a slope. A lower through hole is communicated with a bottom hole of a housing. Both sides of a bottom hole and an upper hole have a mating surface groove, in which a sealing ring of a housing is placed. An upper sealing ring is fixed on a sealing plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING YIYUAN NEW ENERGY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Shuxiong Zhang, Lei Hong, Yunfan Zhang
  • Patent number: 11139471
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a lithium ion battery including a positive electrode plate, a negative electrode plate, a separator, and an electrolyte. The positive electrode plate includes a positive electrode current collector, and a positive electrode film disposed on a surface of the positive electrode current collector and containing a positive electrode active material. The positive electrode active material includes a matrix, a first coating layer on the matrix in form of discrete islands, and a second coating layer on the first coating layer and the matrix as a continuous layer. The electrolyte includes an additive A and an additive B. The additive A is selected from a group consisting of cyclic sulfate compounds represented by Formula 1 and Formula 2, and combinations thereof, and the additive B is one or two selected from lithium difluorobisoxalate phosphate and lithium tetrafluorooxalate phosphate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: CONTEMPORARY AMPEREX TECHNOLOGY CO., LIMITED
    Inventors: Ming Zhang, Hao Zhang, Cuiping Zhang, Changlong Han, Chenghua Fu
  • Patent number: 11133517
    Abstract: A system for maintaining insulation resistance of a fuel cell includes a fuel cell stack, a coolant line that allows coolant to pass through the fuel cell stack, a circulation pump that circulates the coolant in the coolant line, a deionizer that removes impurities or ions from the coolant in the coolant line, and a controller configured to measure the insulation resistance of a high-voltage terminal connected to the fuel cell stack, to determine whether recovery control is necessary based on the measured insulation resistance, and upon determining that recovery control is necessary, to control the circulation pump so as to change the flow of the coolant passing through the deionizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Hyun Hie Kim
  • Patent number: 11133549
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a battery pack and a vehicle. The battery pack comprises a battery module, a box assembly and a first adhesive member. The battery module comprises first batteries arranged sequentially in a horizontal direction. The first battery comprises an electrode assembly and a case, and the electrode assembly is received in the case. The electrode assembly comprises a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate and a separator. The box assembly has a connection portion, and the connection portion is positioned at a side of the battery module in the vertical direction. An outer surface of the case comprises a first surface, and the first surface is connected with the connection portion via the first adhesive member. An area A of the first surface and an elastic modulus B of the first adhesive member satisfy a relationship: 0.02 cm2/MPa?A/B?9 cm2/MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: CONTEMPORARY AMPEREX TECHNOLOGY CO., LIMITED
    Inventors: Dongyang Shi, Haizu Jin, Rui Yang, Fei Hu, Peng Wang, Yuqun Zeng, Yongshou Lin
  • Patent number: 11127995
    Abstract: An energy storage device and structure for energy storage cells is provided that includes a plurality of energy storage cells. Each of the energy storage cells has an upper side and a lower side. The plurality of energy storage cells are arranged in a pattern with each energy storage cell being spaced apart from one another. The upper sides of each of the energy storage cells are adjacent to one another. A phase change composition (PCC) material has through holes arranged in the pattern. A portion of each of the energy storage cells is positioned within a respective through hole. A lightweight material is adjacent to the PCC material and surrounds at least another portion of each of the energy storage cells. The PCC material is closer to the upper side of the energy storage cells than the lightweight material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: NIO USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Marc W. Juzkow
  • Patent number: 11121391
    Abstract: A direct isopropanol fuel cell adapted for use in ambient conditions and utilizing as fuel isopropanol and water preferably with isopropanol at relatively high concentrations representing 30% to 90% isopropanol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: OP-Hygiene IP GmbH
    Inventors: Heiner Ophardt, Volker Loos, Gregor Hoogers, Albrecht Lang
  • Patent number: 11121356
    Abstract: A new type of battery electrode plate preparation method is described. The method can include the following steps: a) a mixing process; b) a milling and polishing process; c) an extrusion shearing and extending process; d) cutting to obtain an electrode membrane; and e) pressing at a high temperature and a high pressure to obtain a battery electrode plate. The method can adopt the active material of different electrochemical batteries as the main body to prepare a thick type battery electrode plate with a high conductivity, a high capacity and a high active material loading, which has a viscoelastic body. The electrode plate can have a flexible organic network structure and an excellent mechanical strength, and can still exist in a variety of electrolytes after hundreds of times or even thousands of times of deep charge and discharge cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Nantong Volta Materials Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuhong Zhang
  • Patent number: 11108072
    Abstract: A planar SOFC cell unit is formed from a plurality of planar elements (1100, 1200, 1300) stacked one above another. The cell unit encloses a cell chamber (1400) that includes a solid oxide fuel cell (2000) configured for electro-chemical energy generation, compliantly supported within the cell chamber. The plurality planar elements each comprise a thermally conductive material having a coefficient of thermal conductivity that is a least 100 W/mK such as aluminum or copper. The planar elements are thermally conductively coupled to each other to provide a continuous thermally conductive pathway that extends from perimeter edges of the cell chamber to perimeter edges of the plurality of planar elements. An SOFC stack comprises a plurality of the planar SOFC cell units stacked one above another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: UPSTART POWER, INC.
    Inventors: Nathan Palumbo, Joshua E Persky
  • Patent number: 11101515
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a battery pack and a vehicle. The battery pack comprises a battery module, a box assembly and a first adhesive member. The battery module comprises first batteries arranged sequentially in a horizontal direction. The first battery comprises an electrode assembly and a case, and the electrode assembly is received in the case. The electrode assembly comprises a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate and a separator. The box assembly has a connection portion, and the connection portion is positioned at a side of the battery module in the vertical direction. An outer surface of the case comprises a first surface, and the first surface is connected with the connection portion via the first adhesive member. An area A of the first surface and an elastic modulus B of the first adhesive member satisfy a relationship: 0.02 cm2/MPa?A/B?9 cm2/MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: CONTEMPORARY AMPEREX TECHNOLOGY CO., LIMITED
    Inventors: Dongyang Shi, Haizu Jin, Rui Yang, Fei Hu, Peng Wang, Yuqun Zeng, Yongshou Lin
  • Patent number: 11088382
    Abstract: A fuel cell stack and inspection method, the fuel cell stack including fuel cells disposed in a stack and interconnects disposed between the fuel cells. Each fuel cell includes an electrolyte, an anode disposed on a first side of the electrolyte, a cathode disposed on an opposing second side of an electrolyte, and a witness mark disposed on the first side of the electrolyte. Each interconnect includes first ribs disposed on air side of the interconnect and at least partially defining oxidant channels, and second ribs disposed on an opposing fuel side of the interconnect and at least partially defining fuel channels. The witness mark of each fuel cell is visible from outside of the stack when the cathode directly faces the air side of an adjacent interconnect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: BLOOM ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Raphael Quiazon, Arne Ballantine
  • Patent number: 11088376
    Abstract: A controlling device of a fuel cell system with multiple stack towers and a controlling method thereof are provided. The controlling device comprises a temperature sensing equipment, a processor and a pulse width modulation circuit. The fuel cell system comprises multiple fuel cell stacks. The controlling method further comprises: calculating an average temperature of the fuel cell stacks based on the temperatures of the fuel cell stacks by the temperature sensing equipment; determining whether differences between the average temperature and the temperatures of the fuel cell stacks fall within a preset range of average temperature difference by the processor, and adjusting an output current of at least one of the fuel cell stacks by the pulse width modulation circuit commanded by the processor when the difference between the average temperature and the temperature of the at least one fuel cell stack falls outside the preset range of average temperature difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Cheng-Hao Yang, Shing-Cheng Chang, Heng-Ju Lin, Chia-Hsin Lee, Chien-Chang Hung, Wen-Sheng Chang
  • Patent number: 11088372
    Abstract: Improved contact between interconnect and oxygen electrode material in solid oxide cell (SOC) stacks is achieved through a contact point between the oxygen electrode or an oxygen-side contact layer of the SOC and a coated ferritic stainless steel interconnect in the SOC stack, where the coating on the metallic interconnect comprises Cu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Haldor Topsoe A/S
    Inventors: Tobias Holt Nørby, Bengt Peter Gustav Blennow, Rainer Küngas, Jeppe Rass-Hansen, Thomas Heiredal-Clausen
  • Patent number: 11075418
    Abstract: A battery pack includes: a battery module including cells and intervening members; a cooler; and a heat conductive layer provided between heat dissipation surface of the cell and a cooling surface of the cooler. The intervening member includes a second intervening portion to be provided between the heat dissipation surface and the cooling surface. The second intervening portion has a thickness and includes a communicating-passage side wall portion having a tapered shape directed outward along a direction from the heat dissipation surface toward the cooling surface. The heat conductive layer has a layer thickness that is equal to or more than the thickness of the second intervening portion and is filled in at least the communicating passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Aki Yamashita