Patents Examined by Ladan Mohaddes
  • Patent number: 10559813
    Abstract: The negative electrode includes a current collector, a negative electrode active material layer arranged on a surface of the current collector, and a protective layer arranged on a surface of the negative electrode active material layer. The negative electrode active material layer includes a first negative electrode active material having an aspect ratio defined as “a”/“b” to fall in a range of from two or more to eight or less when a length of the major axis is defined “a” and a length of the minor axis is defined “b.” The protective layer includes a ceramic powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Atsushi Saito, Tatsuya Eguchi, Manabu Miyoshi, Jun Kaneda, Tomokuni Abe, Hiroki Oshima
  • Patent number: 10553894
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electrode structure is provided. The electrode structure includes a current collector, an active material layer provided on at least one surface of the current collector, and a separator layer provided on the active material layer. The separator layer includes a first region, and a second region which is adjacent to the first region and exists in the inside of the first region. An outline of a principal surface of the active material layer overlaps the first region of the separator layer, and a thickness of at least a part of the first region is thicker than a thickness of the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Tomoko Sugizaki, Takuya Iwasaki, Yasuhiro Harada, Norio Takami
  • Patent number: 10553842
    Abstract: Provided is a tray capable of receiving batteries having various sizes. The tray includes a housing provided with a receiving portion for receiving a secondary battery. It also includes a blocking portion coupled to the housing to cross the receiving portion for adjusting the size of the receiving portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Im Kwon, Jae Han Jung, Chan Ki Park, Jeong Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 10553885
    Abstract: An object is to maintain the voltage of a fuel cell at a desired voltage level and suppress a voltage variation, even in the case of a low load request. A power supply system including a fuel cell causes at least part of a required electric power to be supplied from the fuel cell in an ordinary load state. In a low load state, the power supply system supplies an amount of oxygen that is required to make the voltage of the fuel cell equal to a predetermined target voltage and that is less than an amount of oxygen supplied to the fuel cell in the ordinary load state, to the fuel cell. In a first low load state, the power supply system sets the target voltage to a first target voltage and supplies oxygen to the fuel cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomio Yamanaka, Mitsuhiro Nada, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Tomohiro Ogawa, Tsuyoshi Maruo
  • Patent number: 10543734
    Abstract: An exemplary electrified vehicle assembly includes a battery pack, a cabin heater, and a coolant loop that communicates liquid coolant from the battery pack to the cabin heater. The cabin heater configured to heat a cabin of a vehicle with thermal energy from liquid coolant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Angel Fernando Porras, Timothy Noah Blatchley, Mark Anthony Rockwell, Justin Reuel Badger
  • Patent number: 10541432
    Abstract: In a fuel gas circulation apparatus, a diffuser is accommodated in an attachment hole of a body. An injector is provided upstream of the diffuser through an attachment. A vibration absorption member made of elastic material is provided between a proximal end of a large diameter portion of this diffuser and a distal end of a main body in the attachment, and a ring member is provided adjacent to the vibration absorption member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyoshi Koyama, Tetsuya Fukuda, Satoshi Inoue
  • Patent number: 10541405
    Abstract: Two or more series-connected sets are arranged in a vertical direction and connected in series through an interstage wire. Each of the two or more series-connected sets includes two or more module batteries that are arranged in a horizontal direction and connected in series through an intrastage wire. The main pole feedthrough part penetrates through a side wall of the container. The main pole terminal is disposed outside the case. An insulator of the main pole supporter insulates a first coupling part and a second coupling part from each other. The first coupling part is coupled to the base, and the second coupling part is coupled to the main pole terminal. The two or more cells are housed in an accommodation space and charged and discharged via the main pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventor: Koji Hoshino
  • Patent number: 10515768
    Abstract: An apparatus including an open interconnected wall structure having one or more pores, the open interconnected wall structure including a first electrode material, the pores including an electrolyte and a second electrode material, wherein the electrolyte and second electrode material are supported on the first electrode material within the pores such that the first electrode material is separated from the second electrode material by the electrolyte to enable the generation and/or storage of electrical energy using the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Lyten, Inc.
    Inventors: Teuvo Tapani Ryhanen, Di Wei, Piers Andrew, Andrew Peter Matthews
  • Patent number: 10511031
    Abstract: A method of forming diffusion barrier layer includes providing an interconnect for a fuel cell stack, forming a glass barrier precursor layer over a Mn and/or Co containing electrically conductive contact layer on the interconnect, and heating the barrier precursor layer to precipitate crystals in the barrier precursor layer to convert the barrier precursor layer to a glass ceramic barrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: BLOOM ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shailendra Parihar, Emad El Batawi, Anita Pradeep Hothur
  • Patent number: 10511039
    Abstract: A solid-state hydrogen storage device and a solid-state hydrogen storage system are provided. The solid-state hydrogen storage device includes a storage unit that stores a first hydrogen storage material therein and a heat medium pipe that is disposed in the storage unit including a heat medium and a second hydrogen storage material. The heat medium pipe includes a separating pipe disposed therein to separate the heat medium and the second hydrogen storage material from each other, and the second hydrogen storage material is disposed in the separating pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Sangbaek Park, Dong Hoon Nam
  • Patent number: 10497992
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a case for a secondary battery and a secondary battery having the same. More specifically, it relates to a case for a secondary battery having a washer for detecting leakage with a structure improved so as to check leakage of an electrolyte and a secondary battery having the same. A lithium ion secondary battery according to the present disclosure provides an effect of easily checking the leakage of an electrolyte with naked eyes through the color change of a washer when a trace amount of the electrolyte leaks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Je-Jun Lee, Hang-Soo Shin, Do-Gyun Kim, Byoung-Gu Lee, Sang-Sok Jung
  • Patent number: 10490832
    Abstract: A power generation system includes a gas turbine having a compressor, a combustor, and a turbine, an inlet guide vane in an air intake port in the compressor, a first compressed air supply line for supplying compressed air compressed by the compressor to the combustor, a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) having an air electrode and a fuel electrode, a second compressed air supply line for supplying at least part of the compressed air compressed by the compressor to the air electrode, a control valve in the second compressed air supply line, and a control device for opening the control valve when the SOFC is activated and changing a degree of opening of the inlet guide vane from a preset reference degree of opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: So Manabe, Yukimasa Nakamoto, Hiroyuki Ozawa
  • Patent number: 10454132
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a stacked/folded type electrode assembly configured to have a structure in which a plurality of unit cells, each of which includes a positive electrode having an electrode mixture including an electrode active material applied to a current collector, a negative electrode having an electrode mixture including an electrode active material applied to a current collector, and a separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, is wound in the state of being arranged on a sheet type separation film, wherein the unit cells include one full cell and three or more bi-cells, the outermost unit cells of the electrode assembly are each configured such that an electrode forming the outside of the electrode assembly is configured as a single-sided electrode, in which no electrode mixture is applied to the surface of the current collector facing the outside of the electrode assembly, and the single-sided electrodes are electrodes having the same polarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyoungsik Choi, Sang Baek Ryu, Chan Ki Park
  • Patent number: 10439248
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for enhancing the construction and application of batteries by providing a battery system comprising at least one electrochemical panel with at least one electrochemical cell disposed therein, which is configured to enable multi-purpose functionality and applicability of the battery system. Embodiments provide for electrodes and/or current collectors of each electrochemical cell that are transversely orientated with respect to each face of an electrochemical panel. Some embodiments provide for a separator pouch disposed about at least one electrode and/or current collector to electrically insulate the electrode and/or current collector from a structure component of the device. Each electrochemical panel is configured to enable electrical communication with another electrochemical panel and/or an ancillary electric circuit. Each electrochemical panel is configured enable utilization thereof as a structural component of an ancillary structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: The Penn State Research Foundation
    Inventors: Christopher D. Rahn, Charles E. Bakis, Michael Hickner, Yancheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10439181
    Abstract: A battery pack (50) comprising at least one battery module (10) with a plurality of battery cells (2) which are held together by at least one holding element (31, 32). The at least one battery module (10) is arranged in a housing (70), wherein the at least one holding element (31, 32) is attached to the housing (70) by fixing elements (41, 42, 43, 44).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Aleksandar Petrevski, Andreas Selent, Boris Gendlin, Jonas Schuetz, Sarmimala Hore
  • Patent number: 10431851
    Abstract: To provide a structure which allows production of an electrode, even if the film thickness of an electrode is increased; and a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Ohsawa, Yuki Kusachi, Hiroshi Akama, Hideaki Horie, Yusuke Mizuno, Kenichi Kawakita, Yasuhiro Shindo, Yasuhiro Tsudo
  • Patent number: 10424766
    Abstract: A battery housing including at least one interior space for accommodating at least one battery, and including at least one contact element which, in a connection position, establishes a connection to a counter-contact element, the connection passing through the battery housing out of the interior space and/or into the interior space, the connection being cut off in an out-of-contact position with the counter-contact element, the counter-contact element being situated on an insulation component movable relative to the battery housing, which is movable from a first position, in which the counter-contact element and the contact element are in the connection position, into a second position, in which the counter-contact element and the contact element are in the out-of-contact position, the contact element being thermally insulated in the out-of-contact position by the insulation component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Tenzer, Jean Fanous, Joerg Poehler
  • Patent number: 10424793
    Abstract: An electrodeposited copper foil of high toughness having a lightness L* value of the deposit side in the range of 36 to 74, the copper foil having a tensile strength in the range of 40 to 70 kg/mm2, and a weight deviation of less than 3%. The electrodeposited copper foils are particularly useful as current collectors for anode components of rechargeable secondary batteries and tend not to form wrinkles during charge-discharge cycles of the battery and are resistant to fracture during pressing of the anode active materials onto the copper foil. Secondary batteries and methods of manufacture are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: CHANG CHUN PETROCHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kuei-Sen Cheng, Huei-Fang Huang, Yao-Sheng Lai, Jui-Chang Chou
  • Patent number: 10418607
    Abstract: To provide a secondary battery porous membrane which is produced using a slurry for secondary battery porous membranes having excellent coatability and excellent dispersibility of insulating inorganic particles and is capable of improving the cycle characteristics of a secondary battery that is obtained using the secondary battery porous membrane, said secondary battery porous membrane having high flexibility and low water content and being capable of preventing particle fall-off. A slurry for secondary battery porous membranes of the present invention is characterized by containing: insulating inorganic particles, each of which has a surface functional group that is selected from the group consisting of an amino group, an epoxy group, a mercapto group and an isocyanate group; a binder which has a reactive group that is crosslinkable with the surface functional group; and a solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Taku Matsumura
  • Patent number: 10411236
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide methods and apparatuses for enhancing electron flow within a battery, such as a lead-acid battery. In one embodiment, a battery separator may include a conductive surface or layer upon which electrons may flow. The battery separator may include a fiber mat that includes a plurality of electrically insulative fibers. The battery separator may be positioned between electrodes of the battery to electrically insulate the electrodes. The battery separator may also include a conductive material disposed on at least one surface of the fiber mat. The conductive material may contact an electrode of the battery and may have an electrical conductivity that enables electron flow on the surface of the fiber mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Souvik Nandi, Zhihua Guo, Jawed Asrar, Albert G. Dietz, III