Patents Examined by Ladan Mohaddes
  • Patent number: 10170808
    Abstract: A battery pack including a plate-shaped cooling plate; a plurality of battery modules, the plurality of battery modules being mounted on a top surface of the cooling plate; and at least one bracket on one lengthwise side of the cooling plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Juyong Park
  • Patent number: 10170735
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a plurality of batteries arranged in columns and rows, a first holder configured to accommodate upper parts of the batteries, a lateral surface of the first holder including first pins, and a second holder configured to accommodate lower parts of the batteries, a lateral surface of the second holder including consecutively arranged concave surfaces and convex surfaces, and the first pins of the first holder protruding toward the second holder and being combinable with the concave surfaces of the lateral surface of the second holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Do-Hyung Lee
  • Patent number: 10153508
    Abstract: A method is provided for manufacturing a solid oxide fuel cell having excellent power generation performance and thermal cycle resistance and a solid oxide fuel cell. A method for manufacturing a solid oxide fuel cell includes a first step ST11 of sequentially forming a fuel electrode and a solid oxide electrolyte layer on a substrate; a second step ST12 of forming an air electrode intermediate layer on the solid oxide electrolyte layer; and a third step ST13 of forming, on the air electrode intermediate layer, an air electrode conductive layer using a mixture obtained by mixing first particles in a first average particle size range in which the average particle size (d50) is in a range of 27.0 ?m to 31.0 ?m and second particles in a second average particle size range having an average particle size (d50) smaller than the first average particle size range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tsukuda, Yasuhiko Tsuru, Kenichi Hiwatashi, Shin Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10153501
    Abstract: There are provided a an anode-side water discharge controller that controls a circulation flow rate of the anode gas pump so as to discharge anode-side liquid water residing in the anode-side flow path, and a cathode-side water discharge controller that controls a supply flow rate of the cathode gas pump so as to discharge cathode-side liquid water residing in the cathode-side flow path. The anode-side water discharge controller and the cathode-side water discharge controller execute water discharge by running a pre-selected one of the anode gas pump and the cathode gas pump, and then running the other of the anode gas pump and the cathode gas pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuo Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Imanishi
  • Patent number: 10118519
    Abstract: A cooling structure of a seat and an electronic module is provided. The cooling structure includes a cooling fan module that is mounted at a lower portion of the seat and generates air flow. An electronic module operating as a heating element is disposed at a lower portion of the cooling fan module. A flow path control valve is disposed at an upper portion of the cooling fan module to selectively convert a flow direction of air flowing in towards an upper end of the cooling fan module. The electronic module is thus continuously cooled and the seat is selectively cooled while the cooling fan module operates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Jongwan Han, Yeon Man Jeong
  • Patent number: 10109850
    Abstract: An electrode active material includes a core capable of intercalating and deintercalating lithium; and a surface treatment layer disposed on at least a portion of a surface of the core, wherein the surface treatment layer includes a lithium-free oxide having a spinel structure, and an intensity of an X-ray diffraction peak corresponding to impurity phase of the lithium-free oxide, when measured using Cu—K? radiation, is at a noise level of an X-ray diffraction spectrum or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Won-chang Choi, Gue-sung Kim, Min-sang Song, Young-min Choi, Ryoung-hee Kim, So-yeon Kim
  • Patent number: 10103406
    Abstract: A lithium secondary battery includes a thick-film negative electrode having a current density of about 4.0 mA/cm2 to about 7.0 mA/cm2 and a low-viscosity electrolytic solution having a viscosity of about 3 cP or less. Since the electrolytic solution includes a propionate-based ester compound, impregnation of the electrolytic solution in electronic devices having a thick-film negative electrode and lifespan characteristics of the devices may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eunyoung Goh, Jiwoon Lee, Jinhyon Lee, Jongki Lee, Kiyoung Jeong, Minje Park, Jeong-Ju Cho, Jongho Jeon
  • Patent number: 10096817
    Abstract: Provided herein are novel template electrode materials and structures for lithium ion cells. Related methods are also provided. According to various embodiments, an electrode can include a nanostructured template, an electrochemically active material layer coating the template, and a first intermediate layer between the nanostructured template and the electrochemically active material layer. In one arrangement, the nanostructured template includes silicide nanowires. The electrochemically active material may be any of silicon, tin, germanium, carbon, metal hydrides, silicides, phosphides, and nitrides. The first intermediate layer may facilitate adhesion between the nanostructured template and the electrochemically active material layer, electronic conductivity within the electrode, and/or stress relaxation between the nanostructured template and the electrochemically active material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Amprius, Inc.
    Inventors: Ghyrn E. Loveness, Song Han, Zuqin Liu
  • Patent number: 10096856
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electrode assembly for preventing a phenomenon of a separator being pressed and/or disconnected from occurring when a free edge electrode is wound into a jelly roll, and an electrochemical device comprising the electrode assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae-Hyun Kwon, Kwan-Soo Lee, Duk-Hyun Ryu
  • Patent number: 10090512
    Abstract: A lithium ion battery electrode includes silicon nanowires used for insertion of lithium ions and including a conductivity enhancement, the nanowires growth-rooted to the conductive substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Amprius, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi Cui, Song Han, Mark C. Platshon
  • Patent number: 10084184
    Abstract: A nanostructured composite material includes a substrate, a porous layer including a highly structured material, and a coating including nanoparticles. A method for forming the nanostructured composite material can include forming a porous layer on a substrate, the porous layer including a highly structured material, and applying nanoparticles to the porous layer to form the nanostructured composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Lorenzo Mangolini, Lanlan Zhong
  • Patent number: 10069117
    Abstract: In one aspect, a secondary battery capable of preventing a damage of an electrode assembly by preventing the electrode assembly from contacting an inside protrusion portion of a case when subjected to a shock or vibration is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dae-Kyu Kim
  • Patent number: 10069140
    Abstract: A bimodal lithium transition metal oxide based powder for a rechargeable battery, comprising: a first lithium transition metal oxide based powder, either comprising a material having a layered crystal structure consisting of the elements Li, a metal M and oxygen, wherein the Li content is stoichiometrically controlled, wherein the metal M has the formula M=Co1?aM?a, with 0?a?0.05, and wherein M? is either one or more metals of the group consisting of Al, Ga and B; or comprising a core material and a surface layer, the core having a layered crystal structure consisting of the elements Li, a metal M and oxygen, wherein the Li content is stoichiometrically controlled, wherein the metal M has the formula M=Co1?aM?a, with 0?a?0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignees: Umicore, Umicore Korea, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jens Paulsen, HyeYun Yang
  • Patent number: 10065490
    Abstract: A structure for mounting an electric storage apparatus includes the electric storage apparatus outputting an energy for use in running of a vehicle, a vehicle body including a recessed portion housing the electric storage apparatus, a fastening member fixing the electric storage apparatus to the recessed portion, and a reinforce. The reinforce is disposed at a position surrounding the electric storage apparatus together with the recessed portion and is fixed to the vehicle body. The reinforce presses the electric storage apparatus against the recessed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroaki Haijima, Kouichi Daigaku
  • Patent number: 10062897
    Abstract: In order to allow for a compact configuration of a battery with an increased energy density/volume ratio together with low production costs, the invention specifies a battery electrode and a method for producing same, wherein an arrester region is arranged on a collector substrate such that it is predominantly surrounded by a coating film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: ZENTRUM FUER SONNENENERGIE- UND WASSERSTOFF-FORSCHUNG BADEN-WUERTTEMBERG GEMEINNUETZIGE STIFTUNG
    Inventors: Rainer Stern, Michael Kasper
  • Patent number: 10059222
    Abstract: A vehicle battery cooling system may include a cooling arrangement to cool a battery, and a controller programmed to operate the arrangement according to each of a series of estimated temperatures of the battery that are based on heat generation, stored thermal energy, and heat transfer rates associated with the battery such that the series forms an estimated temperature waveform that temporally leads a sensed temperature waveform of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Chuan He
  • Patent number: 10050275
    Abstract: An electrode for lithium ion recharged battery cell includes current collectors, a cathode layer, a separator and a cohesive anode mass. The cohesive anode mass includes silicon as an active material and a polymeric binder. The polymeric binder is a homo-polymer or copolymer of one or more monomers selected from the group consisting of acrylic acid, 3-butenoic acid, 2-methacrylic acid, 2-pentenoic acid, 2,3-dimethylacrylic acid, 3,3-dymethylacrylic acid, trans-butenedioc acid, cis-butenedioc acid and itaconic acid and optionally an alkali metal salt thereof. The silicon can include 20 to 100% of the active material in the cohesive mass. The binder is mixed with the silicon to form the cohesive mass that adheres to the current collector and maintains the cohesive mass in electrical contact with the current collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Nexeon Limited
    Inventors: Melanie J. Loveridge, Michael Jonathan Lain, Esam Kronfli
  • Patent number: 10044035
    Abstract: A lithium metal oxide powder for a cathode material in a rechargeable battery, comprising a core material and a surface layer, the core having a layered crystal structure consisting of the elements Li, a metal M and oxygen, wherein the metal M has the formula M=Co1?aM?a, with 0?a?0.05, wherein M? is selected from one or more metals of the group consisting of Al, Ga and B; and the surface layer comprising a mixture of the elements of the core material Li, M and oxygen, inorganic N-based oxides and a cubic phase oxide having a crystal structure with a Fd-3mS space group, wherein N is selected from one or more metals of the group consisting of Mg, Ti, Fe, Cu, Ca, Ba, Y, Sn, Sb, Na, Zn, Zr and Si.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Umicore
    Inventors: Jens Paulsen, Maxime Blangero, Da-In Choi
  • Patent number: 10038174
    Abstract: A separator including a porous base material layer and a coating layer disposed on at least one surface of the porous base material layer, wherein the coating layer includes the binder composition, and a binder film comprising the binder composition has an elongation of 10% or less measured after maintaining the binder film under a load of 50 g at 150° C. for 10 minutes, and a lithium battery including the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Beom-Wook Lee, Bum-Jin Chang, Myung-Seop Kim, Hye-Sun Jeong, Sam-Jin Park, Jung-Ock Yeou, Kwi-Seok Choi
  • Patent number: 10026962
    Abstract: A silicon-based anode comprises an alginate-containing binder. The many carboxy groups of alginate bind to a surface of silicon, creating strong, rigid hydrogen bonds that withstand battery cycling. The alginate-containing binder provides good performance to the anode by (1) improving the capacity of the anode in comparison to other commercially-available binders, (2) improving Columbonic efficiency during charging and discharging cycles, and (3) improving stability during charging and discharging cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignees: Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Clemson University Research Foundation
    Inventors: Gleb Yushin, Igor Luzinov, Bogdan Zdyrko, Oleksandr Magazynskyy, Igor Kovalenko