Patents Examined by Muhammad S Siddiquee
  • Patent number: 10665905
    Abstract: A metal-ion battery is provided. The metal-ion secondary battery includes a positive electrode, a first negative electrode, a first separator, a second negative electrode, a second separator, and a control element, wherein the first separator is disposed between the positive electrode and the first negative electrode, and the second separator is disposed between the first negative electrode and the second negative electrode. Furthermore, the control element is coupled to the first negative electrode and the second negative electrode, wherein the control element determines whether to electrically connect the first negative electrode to the second negative electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Chun-Kai Lin, Chien-Chih Chiang, Chun-Hsing Wu, Kuang-Yao Chen
  • Patent number: 10665842
    Abstract: Provided herein is a separator used for an electrochemical device such as a lithium-ion battery. The separator disclosed herein comprises a porous base material, and a protective porous layer coated on one or both surfaces of the porous base material disclosed herein, wherein the protective porous layer comprises an organic binder and an inorganic filler, and wherein the inorganic filler comprises a whisker-type material selected from the group consisting of Al2O3, SiO2, TiO2, ZrO2, BaOx, ZnO, CaCO3, TiN, AlN, MTiO3, K2O·nTiO2, Na2O·mTiO2, and combinations thereof, wherein x is 1 or 2; M is Ba, Sr or Ca; n is 1, 2, 4, 6 or 8; and m is 3 or 6. Also provided herein is a lithium-ion battery including the separator disclosed herein. The separator disclosed herein is excellent in terms of safety, ion permeability, and cycle characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: GRST INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Sing Ming Tony Wong, Sing Hung Eric Wong, Peihua Shen, Yuen Hung, Kam Piu Ho, Ranshi Wang
  • Patent number: 10665849
    Abstract: A battery and related methods are described. The battery can include a plurality of battery cell segments. Each of the battery cell segments can include an anode segment, a cathode segment, and one or more current limiters. The one or more current limiters are configured to conditionally electrically isolate the battery cell segment based on an occurrence of a short circuit within the battery cell segment. The battery can be used to store electrical power and/or provide electrical power to a load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Shengyi Liu, John A. Trela, Kamiar J. Karimi
  • Patent number: 10665888
    Abstract: To provide a flexible, highly reliable, and sheet-like power storage device. The power storage device including a flexible substrate; a positive electrode lead and a negative electrode lead over the flexible substrate; and a plurality of power storage elements over the flexible substrate. The plurality of power storage elements each includes a stack body including a sheet-like positive electrode; a sheet-like negative electrode; and an electrolyte therebetween in an exterior body. An edge portion of the sheet-like positive electrode which extends to the outside of the exterior body is electrically connected to the positive electrode lead through a positive electrode tab provided for the exterior body. An edge portion of the sheet-like negative electrode which extends to the outside of the exterior body is electrically connected to the negative electrode lead through a negative electrode tab provided for the exterior body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Takahashi, Ryota Tajima
  • Patent number: 10658710
    Abstract: A secondary battery structure includes a first electrode structure including a plurality of first electrode elements spaced apart from each other and disposed in a form of an array, a second electrode structure spaced apart from the first electrode structure and including a second electrode element, and an electrolyte which allows ions to move between the first electrode structure and second electrode structure, where the first electrode structure and the second electrode structure define a cathode and an anode, and the number of the first electrode elements and the number of the second electrode element are different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Woosung Jeon, Jeoyoung Shim, Gyeongsu Park, Jooho Lee, Heegoo Kim, Jaewoo Lee
  • Patent number: 10651514
    Abstract: A battery and related methods are described. The battery can include a plurality of battery cell segments. Each of the battery cell segments can include: a positive temperature coefficient (PTC) material whose resistance increases with temperature, an anode segment, a cathode segment, and one or more current limiters. The one or more current limiters of a battery cell segment are configured to conditionally electrically isolate the battery cell segment based on an occurrence of a short circuit within the battery cell segment. The battery can be used to store electrical power and/or provide electrical power to a load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Shengyi Liu, John A. Trela, Kamiar J. Karimi
  • Patent number: 10651507
    Abstract: A method for integrating a thin film microbattery with electronic circuitry includes forming a release layer over a handler, forming a thin film microbattery over the release layer of the handler, removing the thin film microbattery from the handler, depositing the thin film microbattery on an interposer, forming electronic circuitry on the interposer, and sealing the thin film microbattery and the electronic circuitry to create individual microbattery modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Qianwen Chen, Bing Dang, John U. Knickerbocker
  • Patent number: 10651463
    Abstract: A negative electrode active material includes a silicon-based alloy represented by Si-M1-M2-C—B, wherein M1 and M2 are different from each other and are each independently selected from magnesium, aluminum, titanium, vanadium, chromium, iron, cobalt, nickel, copper, zinc, gallium, germanium, manganese, yttrium, zirconium, niobium, molybdenum, silver, tin, tantalum, and tungsten. In the silicon-based alloy, Si is in a range of about 50 at % to about 90 at %, M1 is in a range of about 10 at % to about 50 atom %, and M2 is in a range of 0 at % to about 10 at %, based on a total number of Si, M1, and M2 atoms. C is in a range of about 0.01 to about 30 parts by weight, and B is in a range of 0 to about 5 parts by weight, based on a total of 100 parts by weight of Si, M1, and M2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., MK ELECTRON CO., LTD., Industry-Academia Cooperation Group of Sejong University
    Inventors: Soonsung Suh, Jaehyuk Kim, Jaemyung Kim, Kibuem Kim, Jeongtae Kim, Seungwhan Lee, Yulsang Lee, Jongsoo Cho, Sunghwan Hong
  • Patent number: 10651508
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing an electrode stack for a battery cell, comprising the following steps: providing a ribbon-shaped anode element (45), providing a ribbon-shaped cathode element (46), providing a first ribbon-shaped separator element (16), producing a ribbon-shaped composite element (50) by means of joining together the cathode element (46), the anode element (45) and the first separator element (16), simultaneously cutting the composite element (50) so as to produce multiple plate-shaped composite segments, stacking the produced composite segments to form a segment stack, stacking multiple segment stacks. The invention relates to a battery cell that comprises at least one electrode stack that is produced according to the method in accordance with the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Fink, Joachim Fetzer, Sarmimala Hore
  • Patent number: 10651510
    Abstract: To provide a stacked-cell battery that does not require formation of collector tabs and that has high production efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hideaki Miyake
  • Patent number: 10644337
    Abstract: The present teachings provide apparatus and methods for mixing a reformable fuel and/or steam with an oxygen-containing gas and/or steam to provide a gaseous reforming reaction mixture suitable for reforming with a reformer and/or a fuel cell stack of a fuel cell unit and/or fuel cell system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: WATT Fuel Cell Corp.
    Inventors: Caine Finnerty, Paul DeWald
  • Patent number: 10644319
    Abstract: Described is a method or process for modifying the surface of carbon-coated electrochemically active materials such as complex oxides like olivine-type cathode materials. For instance, the surface of the carbon-coated powder material is modified to increase its hydrophobic characteristics. Also, specific groups may be grafted on the carbon surface of cathode material using the diazonium chemistry, for instance, by the spontaneous grafting of aryl ions generated in situ by the diazotization of an arylamine compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignees: TRANSFERT PLUS, S.E.C., HYDRO-QUEBEC
    Inventors: Daniel Bélanger, Nicolas Delaporte, Karim Zaghib
  • Patent number: 10637101
    Abstract: A method for integrating a thin film microbattery with electronic circuitry includes forming a release layer over a handler, forming a thin film microbattery over the release layer of the handler, removing the thin film microbattery from the handler, depositing the thin film microbattery on an interposer, forming electronic circuitry on the interposer, and sealing the thin film microbattery and the electronic circuitry to create individual microbattery modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Qianwen Chen, Bing Dang, John U. Knickerbocker
  • Patent number: 10637021
    Abstract: A wiring module comprising: a bus bar that connects adjacent electrode terminals of a plurality of single batteries each having positive and negative electrode terminals; and a detection terminal that is overlaid on the bus bar and is for detecting a state of a single battery among the plurality of single batteries. The detection terminal is provided with a welded portion welded onto the bus bar, a locked portion that locks to a locking portion provided on the bus bar and holds the detection terminal in a state in which the welded portion is overlaid on the bus bar, and a reinforcing portion that prevents the welded portion from performing a bending deformation so as to keep the welded portion in a flat plate shape overlaid on the bus bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Nakayama, Naoki Fukushima, Katsushi Miyazaki, Seishi Kimura, Koichiro Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 10637094
    Abstract: Disclosed is an anode mixture configured to provide an all-solid-state lithium ion secondary battery being excellent in cycle characteristics when it is used in the battery, an anode including the anode mixture, and an all-solid-state lithium ion secondary battery including the anode. The anode mixture may be an anode mixture for an all-solid-state lithium ion secondary battery, wherein the anode mixture contains an anode active material, a solid electrolyte and an electroconductive material; and wherein a value obtained by multiplying, by a bulk density of the solid electrolyte, a volume percentage (%) of the electroconductive material when a volume of the anode mixture is determined as 100 volume %, is 0.53 or more and 3.0 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Norihiro Ose, Hajime Hasegawa, Yusuke Kintsu, Mitsutoshi Otaki
  • Patent number: 10637054
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lithium manganese composite oxide having a metal-containing compound film and a carbon coating, in which at least a part of a surface of the lithium manganese composite oxide represented by Formula (1) is coated with the metal-containing compound film, and at least a part of the surface thereof is further coated with the carbon coating. The present invention can provide a positive electrode material capable of improving the discharge characteristics and the capacity retention rate after cycles of lithium ion secondary batteries. Li1+x(FeyNizMn1?y?z)1?xO2??(1), where 0<x<?, 0?y, 0?z<0.5, and y+z<1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Ryota Yuge, Kentaro Nakahara, Sadanori Hattori
  • Patent number: 10622669
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a separator for a lithium-sulfur battery having a composite coating layer including polydopamine, and a method for preparing the same, and in particular, to a lithium-sulfur battery suppressing lithium polysulfide elution by using a composite coating layer including polydopamine and a conductive material on one surface of a separator. In the lithium-sulfur battery according to the present invention, a porous structure of polydopamine adsorbs lithium polysulfide eluted from a positive electrode preventing elution and diffusion, and by providing additional electric conductivity, a reaction site of a positive electrode active material is provided, and therefore, battery capacity and life time properties are enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignees: LG CHEM, LTD., KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Seong Ho Lee, Haeshin Lee, Sun Jin Kim, Doo Kyung Yang, Ki Young Kwon
  • Patent number: 10622674
    Abstract: A polymer gel electrolyte containing at least a lithium salt and an aprotic solvent, in which an amorphous polymer layer is formed on the surface of an electrode active material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Envision AESC Energy Devices Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinako Kaneko, Yasutaka Kono, Takayuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10615460
    Abstract: An apparatus for detecting leaks in batteries may include an applicator, and an indicator comprising a chemical configured to detect a trace amount of leakage in the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Aerospace Corporation
    Inventor: Eric Joseph Nemanick
  • Patent number: 10615419
    Abstract: A positive electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries having a positive electrode current collector and a positive electrode mixture layer that is formed on the positive electrode current collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasunari Sugita, Tomoki Shiozaki, Kazuki Endo