Patents Examined by Lucas J O Donnell
  • Patent number: 11881555
    Abstract: In order to solve the problems of insufficient high-temperature storage performance and high-temperature cycle performance of the existing lithium ion battery, the present application provides a non-aqueous electrolyte for lithium ion battery, comprising a bicyclic sulfate compound and a compound A represented by structural formula 1. In structural formula 1, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7 and R8 are each independently selected from hydrogen, fluorine atom or a group containing 1˜5 carbon atoms. Meanwhile, the application also discloses a lithium ion battery comprising the non-aqueous electrolyte for lithium ion battery. The non-aqueous electrolyte for lithium ion battery provided by the application is beneficial to improving high-temperature storage and high-temperature cycle performance of battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CAPCHEM TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shiguang Hu, Qiao Shi, Zhaohui Deng, Xionggui Lin
  • Patent number: 11876182
    Abstract: A system and method for a liquid electrolyte used in secondary electrochemical cells having at least one electrode including a TMCCC material, the liquid electrolyte enabling an increased lifetime while allowing for fast discharge to extremely high depth of discharge. The addition of dinitriles to liquid electrolytes in electrochemical cells in which energy storage is achieved by ion intercalation in transition metal cyanide coordination compounds (TMCCC) has the advantage of increasing device lifetime by inhibiting common chemical and electrochemical degradation mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Natron Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Majid Keshavarz, Daniel Friebel, Peter Benjamin Herman, Grace Marjorie Yee, Alex J. Klevay
  • Patent number: 11866332
    Abstract: Carbon nanoparticle-porous skeleton composite material, its composite with lithium metal, and their preparation methods and use A carbon nanoparticle-porous skeleton composite material, its composite with lithium metal, and their preparation methods and use. In the carbon nanoparticle-porous skeleton composite material, the porous skeleton is a carbon-based porous microsphere material with a diameter of 1 to 100 ?m or a porous metal material having internal pores with a micrometer-scale pore size distribution, and the carbon nanoparticles are distributed in pores and on the surface of the carbon-based porous microsphere material or the porous metal material. The carbon nanoparticle-porous skeleton composite material is mixed with a molten lithium metal to form a lithium-carbon nanoparticle-porous skeleton composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: CHINA ENERGY CAS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Feng Guo, Yalong Wang, Tuo Kang, Chenghao Liu, Peng Chen, Yanbin Shen, Wei Lu, Liwei Chen
  • Patent number: 11870080
    Abstract: A solid oxide fuel cell includes a metal support cell, in which an anode layer containing nickel, an electrolyte layer and a cathode layer are stacked on a metal support portion. In the method for activating the anode layer in the solid oxide fuel cell, first, an oxygen-containing gas is introduced into the anode layer to oxidize the nickel. Next, a hydrogen-containing gas HG is introduced into the anode layer to reduce the nickel oxide formed by oxidizing the nickel, and to increase conduction paths of the nickel that electrically connect the electrolyte layer to the metal support part in the anode layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yosuke Fukuyama, Mari Kawabuchi, Kazuyuki Sato
  • Patent number: 11862766
    Abstract: According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided a rechargeable electromagnetic induction battery comprising: a first electrode, which comprises heat sink and an anode; a second electrode, which comprises heat sink and a cathode; an inductor coil; and an electrolytic solution contained between the first and second electrodes. Also, there is provided a method of charging an electromagnetic induction battery, comprising the steps of: attaching a voltage source to the battery, applying a direct current voltage to the battery for a first period of time, and applying an alternating current voltage to the battery for a second period of time, wherein the battery has an anode, cathode, inductor and an electrolytic solution comprising electrons, wherein the alternating current generates a magnetic field which excites the electrons in the electrolytic solution to an upper energy state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Inventor: Rainer Partanen
  • Patent number: 11848447
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a multilayer electrode for a secondary battery. The multilayer electrode for a secondary battery includes: an electrode current collector; a first mixture layer including an active material, a binder, and a single-walled carbon nanotube, the first mixture layer being formed on at least one surface of the electrode current collector; and a second mixture layer including an active material, a binder, and a multi-walled carbon nanotube, the second mixture layer being formed on the first mixture layer. According to the present disclosure, by improving the uniformity of the distribution of the conductive material in the electrode mixture layer, it is possible to prevent the resistance from increasing, and as a result, it is possible to improve the output characteristics of the secondary battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: SK ON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jeong A Kim, Byoung Ho Ko
  • Patent number: 11848433
    Abstract: A system for battery pack cooling including a battery pack. The battery pack includes a plurality of pouch cells and a separation element, where the separation separates at least a first pouch cell of the plurality pouch cells from a second pouch cell of the plurality of pouch cells. The separation element contains a fluid. The system also includes a cooling plate, where the cooling plate is adjacent to the lower side of the battery pack. The cooling plate comprises at least a cooling fin, where the at least a cooling fin extends towards the separation element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: BETA AIR, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart Denson Schreiber, Sarah Overfield, Sam Wagner, Sean Donovan, Nathan Goldsberry
  • Patent number: 11837750
    Abstract: A separator for an electricity storage device comprising a silane-modified polyolefin, wherein silane crosslinking reaction of the silane-modified polyolefin is initiated when it contacts with the electrolyte solution, as well as a method for producing the separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Xun Zhang, Ryo Kuroki, Yuki Fukunaga, Hiromi Kobayashi, Mitsuko Saito
  • Patent number: 11837726
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a cathode active material for a secondary battery, a cathode for a secondary battery including the same, a secondary battery including the cathode for a secondary battery and manufacturing methods thereof. More particularly, it is possible to obtain a secondary battery having excellent electrochemical characteristics by electrochemically inducing a structural phase change in the cathode active material of a secondary battery including NaCl as a cathode active material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Moeez Iqra, Ji-Young Kim, Jaeho Park, Hee-Dae Lim, Hun-Gi Jung, Won Young Chang, Minah Lee, Seungho Yu, Kyung Yoon Chung
  • Patent number: 11830973
    Abstract: Provided are electrode active materials with a porous structure and including a metal, that when loaded with sulfur serve as electrochemically superior cathode active materials. The metal structures are optionally used on their own, are coated with another material, or coats another porous structure such as a porous carbon structure that allows for excellent retention of both sulfur and polysulfides, are conductive themselves, and show long term stability and excellent cycle life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Navitas Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Pu Zhang, Michael Wixom, Qingliu Wu
  • Patent number: 11824204
    Abstract: A battery plate assembly for a lead-acid battery is disclosed. The assembly includes a plates of opposing polarity each formed by an electrically conductive grid body having opposed top and bottom frame elements and opposed first and second side frame elements, the top frame element having a lug and an opposing enlarged conductive section extending toward the bottom frame element; a plurality of interconnecting electrically conductive grid elements defining a grid pattern defining a plurality of open areas, the grid elements including a plurality of radially extending vertical grid wire elements connected to the top frame element, and a plurality of horizontally extending grid wire elements, the grid body having an active material provided thereon. A highly absorbent separator is wrapped around at least a portion of the plate of a first polarity and extends to opposing plate faces. An electrolyte is provided, wherein substantially all of the electrolyte is absorbed by the separator or active material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: CPS Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Robert J. Mack, Jeffrey L. Troxel
  • Patent number: 11824181
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an all-solid-state lithium-ion battery produced by applying onto a substrate a slurry in which an active material, a conductive material, a sulfide-based solid-state electrolyte, a binder and a solvent are mixed, characterized in that the binder is a hydrogenated acrylate-nitrile-butadiene rubber (H-ANBR) which comprises remaining double bonds in an amount of more than 0% and not more than 5.5% based on the total amount of the H-ANBR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: ARLANXEO DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Karola Schneiders
  • Patent number: 11824183
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are in the field of materials, apparatus, process, methods, and designs for manufacture of a thin film energy storage devices with a capacity greater then 1 mA-hr-cm?2 including thin film Lithium metal and Li+ ion batteries and capacitors having high energy density and high cycle life due to the incorporation of at least one vacuum thin film with respect to protection and electrical conductivity of the electrodes, and at least one vacuum thin film electrolyte for electrical insulation of the electrodes and ion conduction after assembly for low self discharge and high cycle life battery cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: DEMARAY, LLC
    Inventors: R. Ernest Demaray, James Kaschmitter, Pavel Khokhlov
  • Patent number: 11811020
    Abstract: An ultrahigh closo-borate concentration solid-state electrolyte is presented that is a combined salt of an alkali metal or alkali earth metal closo-borate and conductivity enhancing SISE. The combined salt allows significantly higher conductivities in the solid state than the included alkali metal or alkali earth metal closo-borate. The combined salt can be prepared by mechanical combination or combination in solution. The salts can be used in solid-state electrochemical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Rana Mohtadi, Oscar Tutusaus, Michael John Counihan
  • Patent number: 11784321
    Abstract: A composition comprising a carbon material comprising a first channel with a width in the range of 50 nm to 1000 nm and a second channel with a width in the range of 20 nm to 200 nm, wherein the second channel comprises branches and is in fluid communication with the first channel, is provided. Further, articles comprising the composition are provided. A method for making a templated carbon material with hierarchical porosity is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: TECHNION RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION LIMITED
    Inventors: David Eisenberg, Eliyahu Farber
  • Patent number: 11784304
    Abstract: Positive electrode material for a lithium battery comprises a lithiated metal layered oxide comprising metal elements arranged in layers of metal cations and lithium arranged in interlayers of lithium cations and, in part, in the layers of metal cations, the oxide has a stack arrangement 02 and corresponds to the formula (I): Li(a+b)NicMndCoeMfOg (I) wherein: *a represents the proportion of lithium in the interlayers, 0<a<1; *b represents the proportion of lithium in the layers of metal cations, 0<b<?; *c, d, e and f are between 0 and 1 and b+c+d+e+f=I; *1.9<g<2.1; *when f?0, M is one or more of Al, Fe, Ti, Cr, V, Cu, Mg, Zn, Na, K, Ca, Sc; wherein the oxide is coated with an oxide of the formula (II): MnhM?iO2 (M) wherein: *0<h?1.5, preferably h=1; *M? is one or more of Ni, Al, Fe, Ti, Cr, V, Cu, Mg, Zn, Na, K, Ca, Sc; *0?i?1.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT À L'ÉNERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ÉNERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: David Peralta, Carole Bourbon, Jean-François Colin
  • Patent number: 11784318
    Abstract: A method (100) for making a non-aqueous rechargeable metal-air battery is provided. The method includes before and/or after inserting (108) a cathode in the battery, a pre-conditioning step (104, 106, 110) of a 3D nanomesh structure, so as to obtain a pre-conditioned 3D nanomesh structure, the pre-conditioned 3D nanomesh structure being free of cathode active material. A cathode to be inserted into a non-aqueous rechargeable metal-air battery is also provided. The cathode includes a pre-conditioned 3D nanomesh structure made of nanowires made of electronic conductive metal material, the pre-conditioned 3D nanomesh structure being free of cathode active material. A non-aqueous rechargeable metal-air battery including such a cathode is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignees: TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE, IMEC VZW, KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
    Inventors: Fanny Jeanne Julie Barde, Philippe Vereecken, Yongho Kee
  • Patent number: 11777140
    Abstract: A solid electrolyte according to the present disclosure is represented by the following compositional formula (1). Li7-x(La3-zYz)(Zr2-xMx)O12??(1) In the formula (1), x and z satisfy 0.00<x<1.10, and 0.00<z?0.15, and M is two or more types of elements selected from the group consisting of Nb, Ta, and Sb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Inventors: Hitoshi Yamamoto, Tsutomu Teraoka, Tomofumi Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 11777116
    Abstract: A fuel cell system (200), wherein the fuel cell system (200) has: a) a fuel cell stack (10), b) an anode gas path (20) which fluidically communicates with the fuel cell stack (10) and which serves for supplying anode gas from an anode gas store (22) to the fuel cell stack (10), c) a cathode gas path (30) which fluidically communicates with the fuel cell stack (10) and which serves for supplying cathode gas from a cathode gas store (32) to the fuel cell stack (10), d) a cooling fluid path (40) which fluidically communicates with the fuel cell stack (10) and which serves for supplying cooling fluid from a cooling fluid store (42) to the fuel cell stack (10), e) a vibration generator (60) which is in data-transmitting communication with a control unit (50) and which serves for setting the fuel cell stack (10) into a vibrating state, and f) the control unit (50) for actuating the vibration generator (60) in order to set the fuel cell stack (10) into the vibrating state by means of the vibration generator (60).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Arnold Gente, Jan Hendrik Ohs, Udo Riegler, Ulrich Berner
  • Patent number: 11777105
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a proton-conducting fuel cell includes assembling a green anode-electrolyte half-cell by forming an anode substrate layer having an upper surface and a lower surface, forming an anode functional layer on the upper surface of the anode substrate layer, forming an electrolyte layer on an upper surface of the anode functional layer, and forming a stress balancing layer on the lower surface of the anode substrate layer. The method further includes positioning the green anode-electrolyte half-cell on kiln furniture inside a sintering kiln and sintering the green anode-electrolyte half-cell using SSRS to an anode-electrolyte half-cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: VERSA POWER SYSTEMS, LTD
    Inventors: Anthony Wood, Zheng Tang, Tahir Joia