Patents Examined by Nathanael T Zemui
  • Patent number: 11561185
    Abstract: In an electrolyte sheet for a solid oxide fuel cell according to the present invention, the number of flaws on at least one of surfaces of the sheet detected by a fluorescent penetrant inspection is 30 points or less in each of sections obtained by dividing the sheet into the sections each measuring 30 mm or less on a side. A unit cell for a solid oxide fuel cell according to the present invention comprises a fuel electrode, an air electrode, and the electrolyte sheet for a solid oxide fuel cell according to the present invention, which is disposed between the fuel electrode and the air electrode. A solid oxide fuel cell of the present invention includes the unit cell for a solid oxide fuel cell according to the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuo Hata
  • Patent number: 11563234
    Abstract: An electrochemical cell includes a solid state material that functions as an electrolyte and a separator within the electrode assembly. The solid state material is a mixture of a polymer that is interspersed with an ionically conductive ceramic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Schneider, David Naughton
  • Patent number: 11557760
    Abstract: A positive-electrode active material contains a lithium composite oxide containing at least one selected from the group consisting of F, Cl, N, and S. The crystal structure of the lithium composite oxide belongs to a space group C2/m. An XRD pattern of the lithium composite oxide comprises a first peak within the first range of 44 degrees to 46 degrees of a diffraction angle 2? and a second peak within the second range of 18 degrees to 20 degrees of the diffraction angle 2?. The ratio of the second integrated intensity of the second peak to the first integrated intensity of the first peak is within a range of 0.05 to 0.90.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuichi Natsui, Kensuke Nakura, Junko Matsushita, Issei Ikeuchi
  • Patent number: 11545702
    Abstract: A support plate for a protection module, and a battery module including the same. A support plate for a protection module of a battery module includes: a plate-shaped plate portion; and a support unit protruded or recessed from the plate portion and coupled to a protection member configured to control charging and discharging of a rechargeable battery, and the plate portion and the support unit are integrally formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyun-Joong Kim
  • Patent number: 11502328
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a lithium-ion battery, the lithium-ion battery comprises a positive electrode plate, a negative electrode plate, a separator and an electrolyte, the positive active material comprises a layered lithium-containing compound, the negative active material comprises graphite, the positive film and the negative film satisfy a relationship 0.3?(OIc×PDc)/(OIa×PDa)?20.0. The present disclosure can make the lithium-ion battery have smaller swelling and higher charging capability, and also make the lithium-ion battery have excellent cycle life and excellent safety performance during the long-term fast charging process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: CONTEMPORARY AMPEREX TECHNOLOGY CO., LIMITED
    Inventors: Wenzhu Xu, Chuanmiao Yan, Fuping Luo, Xinxin Du, Jiao Cao
  • Patent number: 11495793
    Abstract: The present application is generally directed to composites comprising a hard carbon material and an electrochemical modifier. The composite materials find utility in any number of electrical devices, for example, in lithium ion batteries. Methods for making the disclosed composite materials are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Group14 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Avery J. Sakshaug, Leah A. Thompkins, Henry R. Costantino, Aaron M. Feaver
  • Patent number: 11489215
    Abstract: Provided are a battery module for a secondary battery, and a battery pack including the battery module. In the battery module, battery cells are horizontally stacked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: SK INNOVATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young Sun Choi, Seung Hoon Ju, Ji Seok Lee
  • Patent number: 11476494
    Abstract: Battery designs are provided that exhibit commercially suitable cycling properties for consumer electronics with silicon based active materials in the electrodes. The batteries can have stacked or wound electrodes and suitable electrode designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Zenlabs Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Shabab Amiruddin, Bing Li, Swapnil J. Dalavi, Sujeet Kumar
  • Patent number: 11476523
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cylindrical battery cell configured such that the outer surface of a cylindrical case excluding electrode terminals is wrapped by a heat-shrinkable tube, wherein the heat-shrinkable tube includes a tube substrate made of a polyester-based resin, the tube substrate being heat-shrinkable; a reinforcement agent, made of a nylon-based resin, for increasing the tensile stress and operating temperature of the heat-shrinkable tube; and an ultraviolet (UV) absorber for absorbing ultraviolet rays radiated to the heat-shrinkable tube and emitting the absorbed ultraviolet rays as thermal energy to prevent the scission of polymer chains of the nylon-based resin or the polyester-based resin as the result of reaction with oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventors: Jun-Tak Kim, Je-Jun Lee, Kwang-Su Hwang Bo, Sang-Sok Jung, Gil-Young Lee
  • Patent number: 11456481
    Abstract: A high transference number, thin-film electrolyte structure suitable for a battery includes a non-conducting organic phase portion and plurality of ion-conducting inorganic phase structures. The inorganic phase structures are dispersed throughout the organic phase portion and arranged generally in a layer. The inorganic phase structures are configured to span a thickness of the organic phase portion such that a respective portion of each structure is exposed on opposite sides of the organic phase portion. Respective interfaces between the organic phase portion and the inorganic phase structures possess strong adhesion characteristics via an unbroken chain of ionic bonds and/or covalent bonds. The interfaces in some embodiments include at least one adhesion promoter configured to promote adhesion between the organic phase portion and the inorganic phase structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: John F. Christensen, Natasha Teran, Sondra Hellstrom
  • Patent number: 11456471
    Abstract: The present disclosure makes it possible to store data on the cause of an output shortage in a memory while reducing the capacity of the memory for storing data on an output shortage. A fuel cell system of the present disclosure comprises: a drive motor for driving a vehicle; a plurality of power sources that include a fuel cell and a secondary battery; a memory that stores data on a failure of output of the drive motor; and a controller that controls writing of the data on the failure into the memory. When an actual output value of the drive motor is smaller than a reference value decided by an output request value, the controller stores in the memory data on operating state of one of power sources, with an actual output value smaller than a power source output request value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiromu Saito
  • Patent number: 11450862
    Abstract: A separator for a fuel cell, includes a separator plate provided with a flow path groove group through which the reaction gas flows. The flow path groove group includes a single first flow path groove, a plurality of second flow path grooves, and a branch portion that connects an end portion of the first flow path groove to end portions of the second flow path grooves. The branch portion includes a narrow portion having a narrower groove width than a groove width of a remaining portion of the branch portion. A groove depth of the narrow portion is shallower than a groove depth of the remaining portion of the branch portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Wataru Otsu, Naohiro Hoshikawa, Masayuki Ito, Takahiro Kato
  • Patent number: 11431020
    Abstract: Disclosed is a black phosphorus-polymer composite solid electrolyte including a polymer network structure in which nanofibers made of a second polymer material are connected to each other; a first polymer material received in the polymer network structure and having ionic conductivity; black phosphorus dispersed in the first polymer material, wherein the black phosphorus has an oxygen containing functional group; and a lithium salt compound contained in the first polymer material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Research & Business Foundation Sungkyunkwan University
    Inventors: Ho Seok Park, Harpalsinh Hardevsinh Rana, Jeong Hee Park, Duk Joon Kim, Kang-Ho Shin
  • Patent number: 11431049
    Abstract: Provided is a battery module mounting tray that may dampen impacts and vibrations, which may occur during the transportation of a battery module, by including a bracket to fix a side of the battery module. A battery module mounting tray includes: a bottom plate configured to support a plurality of battery modules to be seated thereon; and a bracket located on the bottom plate to fix the plurality of battery modules, and the bracket includes a first support unit to support a first side of the plurality of battery modules, a second support unit bent from both ends of the first support unit to support a portion of a side adjacent to the first side and located at an outermost side, and a third support unit extending away from a central region of the first support unit to support between the plurality of battery modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Deok Jo Kang
  • Patent number: 11431031
    Abstract: An all-solid-state battery configured to suppress capacity degradation. The all-solid-state battery may comprise a stack of a cathode layer, a solid electrolyte layer and an alloy-based anode layer, and a confining structure confining the stack in an approximately parallel direction to a stacking direction, wherein the cathode layer has a cathode plane on a side facing the solid electrolyte layer; wherein the alloy-based anode layer has an anode plane on a side facing the solid electrolyte layer; wherein the cathode plane and anode plane of the stack have a long axis direction and a short axis direction; and wherein at least one of the cathode plane and the anode plane has one or more slit channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomoya Suzuki, Shigetada Sugiyama, Yoshihide Enomoto
  • Patent number: 11424474
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for manufacturing a secondary battery, the apparatus comprising a radical unit sheet supply part that supplies a semi-finished radical unit sheet on which a first electrode sheet is laminated on an outermost portion thereof, a film sheet supply part that supplies a film sheet coated with a stabilized lithium metal power (SLMP) layer to attach the film sheet to each of top and bottom surfaces of the semi-finished radical unit sheet, a film sheet pressing part that allows the SLMP layer applied to the film sheet to be bonded to each of the top and bottom surfaces of the semi-finished radical unit sheet, and a film sheet removing part that removes the film sheet from the SLMP layer bonded to the semi-finished radical unit sheet to manufacture a finished radical unit sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: In Chul Kim, Seok Koo Kim, Ju Ri Kim, Jooyong Song
  • Patent number: 11424439
    Abstract: A negative electrode of a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, which is provided with a collector and a negative electrode active material layer that is formed on the collector, and which is characterized in that: the negative electrode active material layer contains a carbon-based negative electrode active material, a silicon-based negative electrode active material, a conductive agent and a predetermined carboxy methylcellulose or a salt thereof; the content of the carboxy methylcellulose or a salt thereof is from 4% by mass to 15% by mass (inclusive) relative to the total mass of the negative electrode active material layer; and the content of the silicon-based negative electrode active material relative to the total content of the carbon-based negative electrode active material and the silicon-based negative electrode active material is from 3% by mass to 19% by mass (inclusive).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI KOGYO SEIYAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shiho Nakamura, Atsushi Sanuki
  • Patent number: 11398656
    Abstract: The invention relates to an improved lithium-air battery. The battery includes a negative electrode and a positive electrode separated by an electrolyte, wherein the negative electrode consists of a film of metal material selected from among lithium and lithium alloys, the positive electrode includes a film of a porous carbon material on a current collector, and the electrolyte is a solution of lithium salts in a solvent. The battery is characterized in that the surface of the negative electrode opposite the electrolyte has a passivation layer containing Li2S, Li2S2O4, Li2O, and Li2CO3, the passivation layer being richer in sulfur compound on the surface thereof that is in contact with the electrolyte. The battery is obtained by means of a method consisting of producing the positive electrode, the electrolyte, and a film of the metal material for forming the negative electrode, and assembling the positive electrode, the electrolyte, and the film of metal material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: HYDRO-QUEBEC
    Inventors: Karim Zaghib, Julie Trottier, Abdelbast Guerfi
  • Patent number: 11374210
    Abstract: Provided is a positive electrode material that allows reducing battery resistance. The positive electrode material disclosed herein has particles of a positive electrode active material, each having a void communicating between the surface and at least the interior; and an electronic conductor present on the surface of the particles of the positive electrode active material. The positive electrode active material has a layered rock salt structure, and has a composition represented by Formula (I) below. The electronic conductor has a composition represented by Formula (II) below, Li1+uNixMnyCozMtO2??(I) La1?pMapCo1?qMbqO3????(II) wherein the symbols in the formulas are as defined in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuta Sugiura, Taira Aida, Tetsutaro Hayashi, Satoshi Kanada
  • Patent number: 11349172
    Abstract: A battery module including a battery cell assembly having at least one battery cell, a module case accommodating the battery cell assembly and including a first cover plate covering a first side of the battery cell assembly and a second cover plate covering a second side of the battery cell assembly, the second side being different from the first side, and at least one bolting member integrally fastened through the first cover plate and the second cover plate of the module case, wherein each bolting member includes a first portion fastened to the first cover plate and a second portion fastened to the second cover plate, the first and second portions of each bolting member have different diameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Hee-Jun Jin, Sung-Won Seo, Yoon-Koo Lee, Eun-Ah Ju, Jeong-O Mun