Patents Examined by Lingwen R Zeng
  • Patent number: 10818902
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, there is provided an electrode assembly comprising (a) a structure in which one kind of radical unit is repeatedly disposed, the one kind of radical unit having a same number of electrodes and separators which are alternately disposed and integrally combined, or (b) a structure in which at least two kinds of radical units are disposed in a predetermined order, the at least two kinds of radical units each having a same number of electrodes and separators which are alternately disposed and integrally combined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji Won Park, Seung Jae You, Hyang Mok Lee
  • Patent number: 10811722
    Abstract: An electrode assembly includes a cell stack part having (a) a structure in which one kind of radical unit is repeatedly disposed, or (b) a structure in which at least two kinds of radical units are disposed in a predetermined order. The one kind of radical unit has a four-layered structure in which first electrode, first separator, second electrode and second separator are sequentially stacked or a repeating structure in which the four-layered structure is repeatedly stacked. Each of the at least two kinds of radical units are stacked by ones to form the four-layered structure or the repeating structure. The separator has a larger size than the electrode to expose an edge part of the separator to outside of the electrode and the separator. The edge parts of the separators included in one radical unit or in the cell stack part are attached to form a sealing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Myung Hoon Ko, Ji Won Park, Ji Ho Ban, Ah Reum Jung, Seung Ho Na
  • Patent number: 10804540
    Abstract: A bipolar plate can include at least one resin selected from the group consisting of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polyphenylsulfone, a polymer resistant to sulfuric acid, and combinations of any thereof. The bipolar plate can further include conductive fibers comprise amount of from about 20% to about 50% by volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: PIVOTAL BATTERY CORP
    Inventors: Slobodan Pavlovic, Mo Zeidan
  • Patent number: 10804520
    Abstract: An electrode assembly includes a cell stack part having (a) a structure in which one kind of radical unit is repeatedly disposed and has same number of electrodes and separators which are alternately disposed and integrally combined, or (b) a structure in which at least two kinds of radical units are disposed in a predetermined order, and an auxiliary unit disposed on at least one among an uppermost part or a lowermost part of the cell stack part. The one kind of radical unit of (a) has a four-layered structure in which a first electrode, a first separator, a second electrode and a second separator are sequentially stacked or a repeating structure in which the four-layered structure is repeatedly stacked, and each of the at least two kinds of radical units are stacked by ones in the predetermined order to form the four-layered structure or the repeating structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji Won Park, Myung Hoon Ko, Seung Ho Na, Chang Bum Ahn
  • Patent number: 10790520
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fuel cell (10) having a stack comprising a bipolar plate (20) which has a flow field (22) formed by a profiled section of the bipolar plate (20), and an elongated sealing element (21) which at least partially surrounds the flow field (22), and a membrane electrode assembly (30). It is provided that, inside a cavity (25) formed between the membrane electrode assembly (30) and the bipolar plate (20) in a region between the sealing element (21) and the flow field (22), a filling agent (24) is arranged which extends in the extension direction of the cavity (25).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Christian Martin Zillich, Friedhelm Walkling
  • Patent number: 10777855
    Abstract: A battery includes a folded bicell battery stack with an embedded fiber optic cable and sensor. A cell casing encloses the bicell stack with at least one fiber optic cable is embedded within the battery. The fiber optic cable includes an internal portion disposed within the cell casing and having at least one optical sensor disposed thereon. An external portion of the fiber optic cable protrudes from the casing. A sealing gasket is disposed at least partially around the fiber optic cable and between the cell sealing edges at a point of entry of the fiber optic cable into the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Ajay Raghavan, Peter Kiesel, Lars Wilko Sommer, Bhaskar Saha, Saroj Sahu, Alexander Lochbaum, Tobias Staudt, Chang-Jun Bae, Mohamed Alamgir, Hoe Jin Hah, Bokkyu Choi, Gyu-Ok Hwang, Geun-Chang Chung
  • Patent number: 10770713
    Abstract: A fabricating method of an electrode assembly according to the present invention includes forming a radical unit having a four-layered structure obtained by stacking a first electrode, a first separator, a second electrode, and a second separator one by one, and stacking at least one radical unit one by one to form a unit stack part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji Won Park, Seung Jae You, Myung Hoon Ko, Jin Ho Ban, Hyang Mok Lee
  • Patent number: 10763468
    Abstract: Sealing cell for encapsulating a microelectronic component arranged on a substrate, with a cap, said sealing cell including: a bottom including a receiving zone for the substrate and a peripheral zone surrounding the receiving zone, a side wall formed of an internal face, an external face and an upper face, the upper face being configured to support the cap facing the receiving zone, an opening, arranged in the bottom of the cell, in the side wall, or in the cap, the opening being configured to be connected to a pumping system, in such a way as to be able to place under controlled atmosphere a cavity delimited by the side wall, the bottom and the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT À L'ÉNERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ÉNERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Messaoud Bedjaoui, Jean Brun, Johnny Amiran
  • Patent number: 10763493
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a silicon-based active material-polymer composite which is secondary particles in which silicon-based particles as primary particles and conductive polymer particles having a modulus of elasticity of 10 Pa to 100 Pa at a temperature of 20° C. to 40° C. are uniformly mixed. The uniform mixture with the elastic conductive polymer particles provides for a buffering action against the stress generated by volumetric changes of the silicon-based particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Rae Hwan Jo, Eun Kyung Kim, Yong Ju Lee, Su Jin Park, Hyun Chul Kim, Jung Hyun Choi
  • Patent number: 10756380
    Abstract: An electrode assembly includes a cell stack part having (a) a structure in which one kind of radical unit is repeatedly disposed, or (b) a structure in which at least two kinds of radical units are disposed in a predetermined order, the one kind or the at least two kinds of radical units having same number of electrodes and separators alternately disposed. The one kind of radical unit has four-layered structure in which first electrode, first separator, second electrode and second separator are sequentially stacked or repeating structure of the four-layered structure. Each of the at least two kinds of radical units are stacked by ones to form the four-layered structure or the repeating structure. An outer separator that is a separator among separators of a radical unit positioned at the outermost part of the cell stack part is extended from a side of the cell stack part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Myung Hoon Ko, Ji Won Park, Seung Ho Na, Jin Ho Ban, Ah Reum Jung
  • Patent number: 10744901
    Abstract: A vehicle traction battery cooling system is provided. The battery cooling system includes a blend door movable between at least an open and a closed position to select the location of incoming air for cooling a plurality of battery cells. A controller is configured to command the door to the open position in response to detecting gases vented by the battery cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Jesus Cardoso
  • Patent number: 10749163
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a cap assembly and a power battery. The cap assembly comprises a cap plate including a top surface, a bottom surface opposed to the top surface in a thickness direction and a liquid injection hole penetrating through the cap plate from the top surface to the bottom surface, the liquid injection hole having an inlet provided on the top surface and an outlet provided on the bottom surface; and a blocking member provided on the bottom surface, a projection of the blocking member in the thickness direction at least partially covers the outlet, wherein a fluid channel is formed between the blocking member and the cap plate, and the fluid channel communicates with the outlet of the liquid injection hole. The cap assembly can be applied to the power battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited
    Inventors: Yong Zhou, Zhijun Guo, Peng Wang
  • Patent number: 10749166
    Abstract: Provided is an all-solid-state lithium rechargeable cell, comprising: a) a cathode, wherein the cathode comprises: a1) a composite of VS4 and graphene; and a2) a solid catholyte; and b) a lithium-based anode. In particular, the all-solid-state lithium rechargeable cell of the present disclosure may exhibit high initial discharge capacities, high initial Coulombic efficiencies, good reversible capacities, excellent cycling stabilities, high energy densities as well as outstanding safeties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Xiaoxiong Xu, Xiayin Yao, Gang Peng, Longjie Zhou, Yunhua Chen
  • Patent number: 10741858
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes: a fuel cell; a reformer to generate a hydrogen-containing gas; an electric power generation raw material supply unit; a reforming material supply unit configured to supply at least one of reforming water and reforming air, to the reformer; an oxidizing gas supply unit to supply an oxidizing gas to a cathode of the fuel cell; a combustor to ignite an exhaust gas discharged from the fuel cell; and a controller. In an operation stop process of the fuel cell system, the controller causes the oxidizing gas supply unit to supply the oxidizing gas, causes the electric power generation raw material supply unit and the reforming material supply unit to intermittently supply the electric power generation raw material and at least one of the water and the air to the reformer, and causes the ignitor to perform an ignition operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignees: PANASONIC CORPORATION, MORIMURA SOFC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigenori Onuma, Kunihiro Ukai, Hiroshi Shirahama, Takeshi Saito, Yosuke Akagi, Taiichiro Sakamoto, Toshiharu Ooe, Toshiharu Otsuka
  • Patent number: 10730403
    Abstract: A thermal management system for a vehicle includes a controller. The controller pre-heats a coolant in a power electronics loop via heat transfer between the coolant and an electronic component in response to an ambient temperature being less than a threshold and a coolant temperature being less than a battery temperature. The controller also pumps the coolant through a battery loop in response to the coolant temperature exceeding the battery temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Angel Fernando Porras, Timothy Noah Blatchley, Kenneth J. Jackson, Randy Lee Mallari
  • Patent number: 10734687
    Abstract: A battery pack including at least one battery cell, a protective circuit module on a side of the at least one battery cell, and a case including the protective circuit module and the at least one battery cell. The protective circuit module includes a battery management system, an inverter, and an output terminal to supply power for driving a motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Woonseong Baek, Sejin Ji, Hyeoncheol Jeong
  • Patent number: 10727548
    Abstract: An energy storage device for uniformly controlling internal temperature of a container by controlling a flow of a cooling air current includes: racks for accommodating a plurality of battery packs; a container for accommodating the racks; an access floor provided at a lower part of the container for supplying a cooling air current to the racks through supply openings; and a distribution plate provided under the access floor to distribute an amount of the cooling air current that is supplied from under the access floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Woo Park, Yong-Suk Choi
  • Patent number: 10727497
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a porous electrode substrate in which carbon fibers are dispersed in the structure thereof have a fiber diameter of 3-15 micron and a fiber length of 2-30 mm, and are bound to one another by carbonized resin such that, when a pore distribution in the porous electrode is determined with a mercury intrusion porosimeter, such that a pore distribution curve is plotted on a graph having a common logarithmic scale on the horizontal axis, and a 1-100 micron pore diameter range of the pore distribution curve includes 80 or more measurement points at equal intervals along the common logarithmic scale, the pore distribution has a skewness S of ?2.0<S<?0.8 and a kurtosis K of 3.5<K<10 in the 1-100 micron pore diameter range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroto Tatsuno, Makoto Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10727508
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a fuel cell system comprising a fuel cell stack comprising anode chambers and cathode chambers, an anode supply comprising an anode supply path for supplying an anode operating gas to the anode chambers, and an anode exhaust path for discharging an anode exhaust gas from the anode chambers, and a cathode supply comprising a cathode supply path for supplying a cathode operating gas to the cathode chambers and a cathode exhaust path for discharging a cathode exhaust gas from the cathode chambers, and comprising a negative-pressure generation means for generating a negative pressure in the cathode chambers. It is provided that the negative-pressure generation means is designed as an ejector which is connected to a compressor arranged in the cathode supply path on the pressure input side, and to the cathode chambers of the fuel cell stack on the suction side, in a fluid-conducting manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Christian Lucas, Natalja Ermatschenko, Daniel Grundei
  • Patent number: 10680220
    Abstract: A battery vent cap gang includes a plurality of vent caps. A primary member is operably coupled to each of the plurality of vent caps. A first translation member is operably coupled to a first one of the plurality of vent caps and spaced from the primary member in a first direction. A second translation member is operably coupled to a second one of the plurality of the vent caps and spaced from the primary member in a second direction. An actuator is operably coupled to the primary member, the first translation member, and the second translation member to cause substantially simultaneous rotational movement of the plurality of vent caps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: DOYLE MANUFACTURING, INC.
    Inventor: Michael A. Doyle