Patents Examined by Sarah A Slifka
  • Patent number: 10418675
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a cooling structure of a battery, including: a battery; an intake port, from which air in an vehicle interior is taken in; and an intake duct, which is in communication with the intake port and from which the air in the vehicle interior is introduced to the battery, wherein the intake duct is connected with a discharge port of an air conditioning duct, which is connected with an air conditioning system, and from which air discharged from the air conditioning system is introduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sachiko Katsuno, Yasushi Ogihara, Suguru Umetsu, Keishi Kosaka, Yoshiaki Arai
  • Patent number: 10418670
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of manufacturing a lithium secondary battery including a positive electrode active material, wherein the positive electrode active material includes one or more lithium transition metal oxides selected from compounds represented by Formula 1 defined in claim 1, and activation of the lithium secondary battery is conducted while changing charge/discharge voltage ranges and number of cycles depending on doping amount of M1 in Formula 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Il Hong Kim, Kyoung Ho Kim, Hoe Jin Hah
  • Patent number: 10411318
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a metal-oxygen battery containing, as the electrolyte, a monophasic electrolytic solvent medium having at least an alkali metal or alkaline earth metal supporting salt, preferably a lithium salt; a fluorocarbon solvent having an oxygen solubility at least equal to 30% v/v; 10 to 60% by volume of at least fluorinated solubilizing agent; and a carbonate solvent. The fluorinated solubilizing agent is different from the fluorocarbon solvent; is chosen from the mono-, poly- and perfluorinated, saturated, unsaturated and/or aromatic, linear, branched and/or cyclic hydrocarbon compounds; and has 4 to 18 carbon atoms with the carbon chain having at least one polar end unit and can be interrupted by one or more heteroatoms of oxygen and sulfur atoms and radicals —N(R1)-, —B(R1)- and —P(R1R2)- in which R1 and R2, identical or different, represent a hydrogen atom or a C1 to C4 alkyl radical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Sebastien Solan, Lionel Picard
  • Patent number: 10411254
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a negative electrode active material and a secondary battery including the same, and in particular, provides a negative electrode active material particle including a core including a carbon-based active material, and a shell surrounding the core and including a polymer, wherein silicon-based active material particles are embedded in the shell, and at least a part of the silicon-based active material particles is exposed to a surface of the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jung Hyun Choi, Yong Ju Lee, Eun Kyung Kim, Su Jin Park, Hyun Chul Kim
  • Patent number: 10403889
    Abstract: The present invention provides anodes comprising an electrically conductive substrate, comprising at least one non-uniform surface; and a random network of silicon nanowires (Si NWs) chemically grown on said at least one non-uniform surface of the substrate, wherein the Si NWs have at least about 30% amorphous morphology, and methods of manufacturing of the anodes. Further provided are lithium ion batteries comprising said anodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: RAMOT AT TEL-AVIV UNLVERSITY LTD.
    Inventors: Emanuel Peled, Fernando Patolsky, Diana Golodnitsky, Kathrin Freedman, Guy Davidi, Dan Schneier
  • Patent number: 10403899
    Abstract: Provided is an alloy comprising eight or more types of constituent elements, wherein the relative difference in terms of distance between nearest neighbors DNN between a constituent element having the largest distance between nearest neighbors DNN when constituting a bulk crystal from a single element and a constituent element having the smallest distance between nearest neighbors DNN when constituting a bulk crystal from a single element is 9% or less, the number of constituent elements having the same crystal structure when constituting a bulk crystal from a single element is not more than 3, and the difference in concentration between the constituent element having the highest concentration and the constituent element having the lowest concentration is 2 at. % or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomio Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 10403864
    Abstract: A battery including a power generating element, a first sealant, a first holding member holding the first sealant, and an outer case enclosing the power generating element, wherein the first sealant and the first holding member are enclosed in the outer case together with the power generating element, and the first holding member holds the first sealant by enclosing the first sealant in a state in which the first sealant is not in contact with the power generating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Izuru Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10403867
    Abstract: A battery carrier configured to be mounted to a tool body of an electric tool for supplying electric power to the tool body is provided. The battery carrier may include a plurality of battery mount sections disposed at a first surface of the battery carrier and each configured to hold a battery, a tool body mount section disposed at a second surface of the battery carrier opposite to the first surface and configured to be mounted to the tool body, and a marker disposed at the first surface and serving as a target for movement of the tool body mount section relative to the tool body when the tool body mount section is mounted to the tool body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Hachisuka, Shinsuke Okuda, Yuichi Sugiura, Syusuke Ito
  • Patent number: 10403933
    Abstract: In order to improve the stability of an electrolyte, an object of the present disclosure is to develop, among the sulfide solid electrolytes of Li—P—S—O based containing no metal element other than lithium, a new solid electrolyte having a possibility to have high ion conductivity and a method for producing for obtaining the same easily. The present disclosure achieves the object by providing a solid electrolyte material including a sulfide composition represented by a composition formula Li4-4y-xP4+1+y-xP5+xS4-zOz (Li4-4y-xP1+yS4-zOz), wherein 0.6?x<1, 0?z?0.2, and ?0.025?y?0.1, and a method for producing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryoji Kanno, Satoshi Hori
  • Patent number: 10396405
    Abstract: A bus bar for electrically connecting adjacent battery cells of a battery module includes a base having a first leg and a second leg connected by a flexible joint. The flexible joint is folded-over such that the first leg is above the second leg. A first terminal tab extends from the first leg. The first terminal tab is configured to be terminated to a corresponding battery terminal of a first of the battery cells. A second terminal tab extends from the second leg. The second terminal tab is configured to be terminated to a corresponding battery terminal of a second of the battery cells. The first and second terminal tabs are arranged side-by-side with the first terminal tab being vertically positionable independent of the second terminal tab by the flexible joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Weiping Zhao
  • Patent number: 10396395
    Abstract: To improve the stability of an electrolyte, among the sulfide solid electrolytes of Li—P—S—X based (X is at least one of F, Cl, N and OH) containing no metal element other than lithium, a new solid electrolyte having a possibility to have high ion conductivity and a method for producing for obtaining the same easily. The disclosure achieves the object by providing a solid electrolyte material including a sulfide composition represented by a composition formula Li4?4y?x?zP4+1+y?xP5+xS4?zXz (Li4?4y?x?zP1+yS4?zXz), wherein 0.2?x<1.0, 0?z?0.2, and 0?y?0.075, and X is at least one of F, Cl, N and OH, and the solid electrolyte material has a peak at a position of 2?=17.8°±0.1°, 19.1°±0.1°, 21.7°±0.1°, 23.8°±0.1° and 30.85°±0.1° in X-ray diffraction measurement using a CuK? ray, and method for producing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryoji Kanno, Satoshi Hori
  • Patent number: 10396413
    Abstract: A thermal fin according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a body, a leg that extends from the body and a thickened region of the body including a first thickness that is greater than a second thickness of another region of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: George Albert Garfinkel, John Peter Bilezikjian, Dhanunjay Vejalla
  • Patent number: 10388918
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly, and a laminate exterior case accommodating the electrode assembly, the laminate exterior case including a pair of long side curve portions spaced apart from each other, a pair of short side curve portions spaced apart from each other, curvature radii of the long side curve portions being larger than those of the short side curve portions, and corner curve portions between respective long side curve portions and short side curve portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinhwan Kim, Dongmyung Lee, Sunghyun Choi
  • Patent number: 10388964
    Abstract: A surface coating for the surface of lead-grids for lead-acid batteries wherein the coating comprises a resin, a material selected from the group consisting of i. graphene and ii. graphene nanoplatelets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: XG SCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Fukushima, Thomas Ritch, Liya Wang
  • Patent number: 10388936
    Abstract: A secondary battery is disclosed. In one aspect, the secondary battery includes an electrode assembly including a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate and a separator. The secondary battery also includes a case having an opening and housing the electrode assembly and an electrolytic solution. The secondary battery further includes a cap assembly including a cap plate, an insulation plate, a terminal plate and an electrode terminal. The electrode terminal includes a body having a first thickness and a tail. At least a portion of the tail of the electrode terminal has a second thickness that is less than the first thickness and the body of the electrode terminal is connected to the tail of the electrode terminal at a junction, a cross-section of the junction defining a rounded edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shingun Kang
  • Patent number: 10388987
    Abstract: Articles, compositions, and methods involving ionically conductive compounds are provided. The disclosed ionically conductive compounds may be incorporated into an electrochemical cell (e.g., a lithium-sulfur electrochemical cell, a lithium-ion electrochemical cell, an intercalated-cathode based electrochemical cell) as, for example, a protective layer for an electrode, a solid electrolyte layer, and/or any other appropriate component within the electrochemical cell. In certain embodiments, electrode structures and/or methods for making electrode structures including a layer comprising an ionically conductive compound described herein are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: Sion Power Corporation, BASF SE
    Inventors: Hui Du, Tracy Earl Kelley, Chariclea Scordilis-Kelley, Holger Schneider, Klaus Leitner, Joern Kulisch, Marina Safont-Sempere, Johan ter Maat
  • Patent number: 10388992
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrolyte composition containing at least one compound of (I) wherein R1 is selected from C1 to C10 alkyl, and R2 is selected from O(C1 to C10 alkyl), OC(O)(C1 to C10 alkyl), OC(O)O(C1 to C10 alkyl), OS(O)2(C1 to C10 alkyl) and S(O)2O(C1 to C10 alkyl), wherein C1 to C10 alkyl may be substituted by one or more F and wherein one or more CH2— groups of C1 to C10 alkyl which are not bound directly to O may be replaced by O.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Gotion Inc.
    Inventors: Rene Schmitz, Diana Fuerst, Lucas Montag
  • Patent number: 10381656
    Abstract: An electrode includes a proton conducting electrolyte phase, an electronic conducting phase, and a metal or metal alloy catalyst in contact with each of the phases. The electronic conducting phase is infiltrated with the proton conducting electrolyte phase such that the phases form a solid nanocomposite with bulk electronic conductivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: University of Tennessee Research Foundation
    Inventors: Alexander B. Papandrew, Ramez A. Elgammal
  • Patent number: 10381667
    Abstract: A redox flow battery stack cell frame comprising a support frame and a monolithic bipolar plate integrated within the support frame is disclosed. The bipolar plate comprises a plurality of interdigitated flow channels on at least one surface. The support frame comprises an inlet manifold formed into a facing surface of the first side of the frame, the inlet manifold comprising fluid inlet distribution channels in a serpentine arrangement, each fluid inlet distribution channel aligned with a single inlet flow channel of the bipolar plate; and an outlet manifold formed into the facing surface of the opposing side of the frame, the outlet manifold comprising fluid outlet distribution channels in a serpentine arrangement, each fluid outlet distribution channel aligned with a single outlet flow channel of the bipolar plate. Redox flow battery stack cells and stacks comprising the stack cell frame are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Edwin C. Thomsen, David M. Reed, Brian J. Koeppel, Kurtis P. Recknagle, Vilayanur V. Viswanathan, Alasdair J. Crawford, Zimin Nie, Wei Wang, Vincent L. Sprenkle, Bin Li
  • Patent number: 10381687
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to form biocompatible energization elements are described. In some embodiments, the methods and apparatus to form the biocompatible energization elements involve forming cavities comprising active cathode chemistry. The active elements of the cathode and anode are sealed with a laminate stack of biocompatible material. In some embodiments, a field of use for the methods and apparatus may include any biocompatible device or product that requires energization elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick A. Flitsch, Shivkumar Mahadevan, Daniel B. Otts, Randall B. Pugh, James Daniel Riall, Adam Toner