Patents Examined by Muhammad S Siddiquee
  • Patent number: 11450847
    Abstract: Alkaline electrochemical cells are provided, wherein dissolved zinc oxide or zinc hydroxide is included at least in the free electrolyte solution, and/or solid zinc oxide or zinc hydroxide is included in the anode, so as to slow formation of a zinc oxide passivation layer on a zinc electrode. Methods for preparing such cells are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Energizer Brands, LLC
    Inventors: Robert P. Johnson, Robert E. Ray, Jr., Weiwei Huang, Zhufang Liu, Steven J. Limmer
  • Patent number: 11434021
    Abstract: A vehicle comprising: a fuel store (104) configured to store a fuel, the fuel comprising a hydrocarbon; a fuel reformer (108) coupled to the fuel store (104) and configured to: receive an input comprising the hydrocarbon; and process the received input to produce an output comprising hydrogen; and a fuel cell (112) coupled to the fuel reformer (108) and configured to: receive the hydrogen from the fuel reformer (108); and produce, using the received hydrogen, electricity for use on the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventors: Gordon Charles Woodhouse, Graham Andrew Holland
  • Patent number: 11437630
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fuel cell (2) comprising at least one membrane/electrode unit (10) comprising a first electrode (21) and a second electrode (22), which electrodes are separated from one another by a membrane (18), and comprising at least one bipolar plate (40) which comprises a first distribution region (50) for distributing a fuel to the first electrode (21) and a second distribution region (60) for distributing an oxidation agent to the second electrode (22). A distribution unit (30) is provided in at least one of the distribution regions (50, 60) and has at least one flat woven fabric (80), wherein the flat woven fabric (80) is deformed in such a way that raised portions (32) of the woven fabric (80) touch one of the electrodes (21, 22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Berner, Jan Hendrik Ohs, Stefan Schoenbauer
  • Patent number: 11424499
    Abstract: A battery casing for a vehicle includes: a lower panel; a sidewall member provided on an upper surface of the lower panel along a perimeter of the lower panel and configured to house battery modules in an internal space thereof; a cooling unit provided under the lower panel and joined to a lower surface of the lower panel, with a cooling channel provided in the lower panel to cool the battery modules; and a protective panel provided under the cooling unit and configured to protect the battery modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Yong Hwan Choi, Gyung Hoon Shin, Ji Woong Jung, Hae Kyu Lim
  • Patent number: 11424497
    Abstract: The present invention provides a battery module, which includes a plurality of battery cells with stacked each other which include a cell body configured to house an electrode assembly and electrode tabs drawn out from the cell body, respectively; and a housing unit configured to enclose at least a portion of an outer surface of the plurality of stacked battery cells to house the plurality of stacked battery cells, wherein the housing unit includes a heat sink unit having a refrigerant flow passage formed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: SK INNOVATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Il Hwang, Tae Gu Lee
  • Patent number: 11404723
    Abstract: A non-aqueous electrolyte composition containing (i) at least one aprotic organic solvent; (ii) a compound of formula (I) (iii) at least one ion containing conducting salt; and (iv) optionally one or more additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Johannes David Hoecker, Manuel Alejandro Mendez Agudelo
  • Patent number: 11404735
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an immersed heat dissipation device for power battery, comprising a battery heat dissipation module, a battery unit, a liquid refrigerant, a main inlet pipe and a main outlet pipe, wherein the battery heat dissipation module is a structure of sealed box that contains the liquid refrigerant, and a plurality of the battery heat dissipation modules are connected to each other and arranged in the heat dissipation device for power battery. The battery can be effectively cooled and the temperature of the battery can be effectively controlled, and ensure a uniform temperature for the battery unit, thereby improving the performance and life of the power battery of new energy vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: SUGON DATAENERGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD
    Inventors: Jisheng He, Xintao Cui, Peng Zhang, Bingshuang Li, Chen Wang, Hongjie Wu, Lei Han, Yingjun Wu, Jiawei Liu, Shuai Zhang, Zhihong Zhao
  • Patent number: 11398623
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a preparing method of a positive electrode additive for a lithium secondary battery capable of reducing the amount of Li-based byproduct and unreacted lithium oxide generated in a preparing process, thereby significantly reducing the amount of gas generated when the electrode is operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Inventors: Eunsol Lho, Hyelim Jeon, Donghun Lee, Sang Wook Lee, Wang Mo Jung, Minsuk Kang, Sora Baek
  • Patent number: 11394044
    Abstract: Disclosed are an antioxidant for fuel cells, a membrane electrode assembly including the same and a method for preparing the antioxidant. The antioxidant for fuel cells includes a core including at least one selected from the group consisting of a metal oxide (MxOk) and a complex metal oxide (MxNyOj, N and M being different metals), and an outer portion (e.g., a shell) located on or over a surface of the core and formed by performing reduction treatment of the surface of the core using a thiourea-based compound. The outer portion includes metal cations (M(x?n)+, n being a natural number of 1 or more) having a smaller oxidation number than a valency of the metal (M) of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jae Jun Ko, In Yu Park, Bo Ki Hong
  • Patent number: 11394092
    Abstract: Aspects relate to systems and methods of use for a crash safe battery pack that includes a case, a first battery module located within the case and mounted to the case with at least a breakaway mount, a second battery module located within the case, a frangible connection configured to provide electrical conduction between the first battery module and the second battery module, and a die configured to contact and separate the frangible connection when the crash safe battery pack is impacted with a sufficiently great connection breaking force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: BETA AIR, LLC
    Inventors: Sean Richard Donovan, Sam Wagner, Peter Adam Gottlieb
  • Patent number: 11387504
    Abstract: A heat dissipating structure for a battery includes a plurality of heat dissipating members connected for enhancing heat dissipation from a heat source and a fixation member. The heat dissipating member includes a spirally winding shaped heat conduction sheet for conducting heat from the heat source, a cushion member that is provided on an annular back surface of the heat conduction sheet, and deformable following a surface shape of the heat source more easily than the heat conduction sheet, and a through passage penetrating in a winding direction of the heat conduction sheet. The fixation member fixes the heat dissipating members orthogonally arranged to a longitudinal direction thereof. The fixation member fixes at least each one end of the heat dissipating members in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU POLYMER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takao Shimizu, Nils Andersson, Markus Christ, Christian Brommer, Hubert Schnuepke, Marc Fuchslocher
  • Patent number: 11387523
    Abstract: Provided are methods of preparing a separator/anode assembly for use in an electric current producing cell, wherein the assembly comprises an anode current collector layer interposed between a first anode layer and a second anode layer and a porous separator layer on the side of the first anode layer opposite to the anode current collector layer, wherein the first anode layer is coated directly on the separator layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Optodot Corporation
    Inventor: Steven A. Carlson
  • Patent number: 11380910
    Abstract: A fuel cell includes a support substrate, at least one power generation element portion, at least one first gas channel, and at least one second gas channel. The power generation element portion is disposed on the support substrate. The first and second gas channels extend from a proximal end portion toward a distal end portion in the support substrate and are connected to each other at the distal end portion. The sum of a cross-sectional area of the at least one first gas channel is smaller than the sum of a cross-sectional area of the at least one second gas channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuhei Ohara, Hirofumi Kan, Makoto Ohmori
  • Patent number: 11358493
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method of managing thermal loads in a fuel cell vehicle. The method may comprise heating a fuel cell coolant of a fuel cell coolant loop utilizing waste heat from a fuel cell to form a heated fuel cell coolant, heating a battery coolant of a battery coolant loop utilizing waste heat from a battery to form a heated battery coolant, heating a refrigerant of a battery refrigeration loop by exchanging heat with the heated battery coolant, and superheating the refrigerant of the battery refrigeration loop by exchanging heat with the heated fuel cell coolant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Nikola Corporation
    Inventors: Aiden Cohan, Akshit Markan, Mitchell Shinn, Katherine Smith, Rachel Cook
  • Patent number: 11362370
    Abstract: A non-aqueous electrolyte for a lithium-ion battery and a lithium-ion battery. The non-aqueous electrolyte comprises unsaturated phosphate compounds and unsaturated cyclic carboxylic acid anhydride compounds. The unsaturated phosphate compounds have the structure illustrated in structural formula 4; structural formula 4: R13, R11, and R12 are independently selected from hydrocarbon groups having 1-5 carbon atoms respectively, and at least one of R13, R11, and R12 is an unsaturated hydrocarbon group containing double bonds or triple bonds; the unsaturated cyclic carboxylic acid anhydride compounds have the structure illustrated in structural formula 5; structural formula 5: R14 is independently selected from vinylidene having 2-4 carbon atoms or fluoro-substituted vinylidene. By means of the synergistic effect of two compounds, the non-aqueous electrolyte has excellent high-temperature cycling performance and storage performance, and also has lower impedance and good low-temperature performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CAPCHEM TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qiao Shi, Muchong Lin, Shiguang Hu, Xionggui Lin, Jiaojiao Yun, Chang'an Zeng
  • Patent number: 11342582
    Abstract: A lithium-ion-conducting composite material is provided that includes at least one polymer and lithium-ion-conducting particles. The interfacial resistance for the lithium-ion conductivity between the polymer and the particles is reduced as a result of a surface modification of the particles and therefore the lithium-ion conductivity is greater than for a comparable composite material wherein the interfacial resistance between the polymer and the particles is not reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Joerg Schuhmacher, Jochen Drewke, Hans-Joachim Schmitt, Philipp Treis, Miriam Kunze, Andreas Roters, Meike Schneider
  • Patent number: 11335964
    Abstract: A cold plate for a battery module comprising a plurality of cells that produces heat as charging and discharging is disclosed. The cold plate includes a plurality of first fins distributed in a first subarea of the cold plate; and a plurality of second fins distributed in a second subarea of the cold plate; wherein a second fin coverage of the plurality of second fins distributed in the second subarea is smaller than a first fin coverage of the plurality of first fins distributed in the first subarea when an amount of heat absorption of the second subarea from the plurality of cells is greater than an amount of heat absorption of the first subarea from the plurality of cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Fu-Min Fang, Kuo-Kuang Jen, Gwo-Huei You, Kuo-An Liang
  • Patent number: 11335976
    Abstract: Provided are methods of preparing a separator/anode assembly for use in an electric current producing cell, wherein the assembly comprises an anode current collector layer interposed between a first anode layer and a second anode layer and a porous separator layer on the side of the first anode layer opposite to the anode current collector layer, wherein the first anode layer is coated directly on the separator layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Optodot Corporation
    Inventor: Steven A. Carlson
  • Patent number: 11329300
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack, a mixed gas supply passage, and an agitation mixer. The fuel cell stack includes a plurality of fuel cells each including a power generation portion. The fuel cells are stacked. The mixed gas supply passage is configured to communicate with the fuel cell stack. The mixed gas supply passage is configured to supply a mixed gas to the fuel cell stack. The mixed gas is a mixture of a fuel gas and a fuel off-gas that has been discharged from the fuel cell stack. The agitation mixer is provided in the mixed gas supply passage. The agitation mixer is configured to apply a swirling force to the mixed gas. The agitation mixer includes a guide rib configured to guide liquid water contained in the mixed gas to a side opposite to the power generation portion-side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yushi Suzuki, Koro Fujio, Shuji Kurita
  • Patent number: 11318861
    Abstract: A coolant system for an electric vehicle having first and second heat generating components includes a fluid circuit that circulates a coolant therethrough and a coolant assembly. The coolant assembly decreases the temperature of a portion of the coolant to a first temperature and supplies the portion of coolant to the first heat generating component via a first supply branch of the fluid circuit, and decreases the temperature of a remaining portion of the coolant to a second temperature and supplies the remaining portion of coolant to the second heat generating component via a second supply branch of the fluid circuit. The system includes a first pump unit, arranged downstream of the coolant assembly in the first supply branch, that directs the portion of coolant to the first heat generating component, and a second pump unit that directs the remaining portion of coolant to the second heat generating component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Volvo Construction Equipment AB
    Inventors: Joakim Unnebäck, Erik Carldén