Patents Examined by Stewart A Fraser
  • Patent number: 11121401
    Abstract: A method for producing a negative electrode for magnesium secondary batteries includes: providing a current collector having an underlying layer including a metal having a higher ionization tendency than magnesium, where the underlying layer is formed on a surface of the current collector; and forming a negative electrode active material layer including a magnesium layer on the current collector by a chemical plating method using the underlying layer as a base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Kumagae, Yuri Nakayama, Tadahiko Kubota
  • Patent number: 11114710
    Abstract: A battery module includes: a plurality of battery cells; a top plate configured to cover an upper side of the battery cells; a bottom plate configured to cover a lower side of the battery cells; a pair of side plates configured to cover both side surfaces of the battery cells; a bus bar unit configured to cover a front side and a rear side of the battery cells, the bus bar being electrically connected to the battery cells; and a pair of heatsinks each having a coolant injection portion and a coolant discharge portion protruding out of the battery module. The pair of heat sinks are provided at the upper side and the lower side of the battery cells, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Sung-Won Seo, Dal-Mo Kang, Jeong-O Mun, Yoon-Koo Lee, Alexander Eichhorn, Andreas Track
  • Patent number: 11114663
    Abstract: Mixed-metal oxides and lithiated mixed-metal oxides are disclosed that involve compounds according to, respectively, NixMnyCozMe?O? and Li1+?NixMnyCozMe?O?. In these compounds, Me is selected from B, Na, Mg, Al, Si, K, Ca, Sc, Ti, V, Cr, Fe, Cu, Zn, Ga, Ge, Zr, Nb, Mo, Ru, Ag, In, and combinations thereof; 0?x?1; 0?y?1; 0?z<1; x+y+z>0; 0???0.5; and x+y+?>0. For the mixed-metal oxides, 1???5. For the lithiated mixed-metal oxides, ?0.1???1.0 and 1.9???3. The mixed-metal oxides and the lithiated mixed-metal oxides include particles having an average density greater than or equal to 90% of an ideal crystalline density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hongli Dai, Huiming Wu, Dapeng Wang
  • Patent number: 11112690
    Abstract: A mask blank including a light shielding film pattern having high ArF light fastness. The light shielding film is on a transparent substrate. In the mask blank, the light shielding film is a single layer film formed of a material containing silicon and nitrogen, and the light shielding film has an optical density to an ArF excimer laser exposure light of 2.5 or more, a surface reflectance to the exposure light of 40% or less, a back-surface reflectance to the exposure light of 40% or less, a transmittance to a light having a wavelength of 900 nm of 50% or less, an extinction coefficient to a light having a wavelength of 900 nm of 0.04 or more, and a thickness of 60 nm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroaki Shishido
  • Patent number: 11114679
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a curable resin composition which has low viscosity as well as properties such as high elongation property, high tensile strength, and hydrogen gas barrier property. A curable resin composition includes the following ingredients (A) to (D): ingredient (A): a vinyl polymer having one or more alkenyl groups in one molecule; ingredient (B): a compound having one or more hydrosilyl groups in one molecule; ingredient (C): a hydrosilylation catalyst; ingredient (D): a polyfunctional vinyl ether compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: THREEBOND CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsunori Soga, Masayuki Fukumoto
  • Patent number: 11108114
    Abstract: A battery module having first and second cylindrical battery cells, each of the first and second cylindrical battery cells having a negative electrode terminal and a positive electrode terminal, a metal plate configured to connect, in series, the first cylindrical battery cell and the second cylindrical battery cell, a shrinkable tube in which the first and second cylindrical battery cells are mounted, first and second PTC elements respectively provided to the first and second cylindrical battery cells, first insulating members provided between the first and second PTC elements and the shrinkable tube, second insulating members respectively provided between the first and second PTC elements and the first and second cylindrical battery cells, insulating sheets respectively configured to seal an upper surface and a lower surface of the shrinkable tube, and a connection part protruding outward from the shrinkable tube and configured to connect the first and second cylindrical battery cells to an external electro
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventor: Sang Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 11108061
    Abstract: A clamping chamber in a reactor or fuel cell architecture having a stack of elementary units is above the clamping fittings. The clamping chamber, in which a gas other than the reactive gases will flow, is substantially at the same pressure as the reactive gases in the stack. The pressure of the gas flowing in the clamping chamber above the stack of elementary units will then balance the pressure created by the reactive gases and the gases produced within the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Magali Reytier, Charlotte Bernard, Guilhem Roux, Philippe Szynal
  • Patent number: 11108066
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell that generates power due to a chemical reaction between fuel gas and oxidant gas, and an ejector that includes a first nozzle and a second nozzle having injection ports with different diameters, respectively, the injection ports injecting the fuel gas. The ejector introduces off gas recirculated from the fuel cell to the fuel cell together with the fuel gas. The fuel cell system also includes a heating unit that heats the ejector. The diameter of the injection port of the second nozzle is smaller than that of the first nozzle, and the heating unit is arranged on the side of the second nozzle of the ejector out of the first nozzle and the second nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masaaki Matsusue
  • Patent number: 11108106
    Abstract: A flexible and stretchable fabric based electrode-polymer electrolyte battery described herein comprises at least one electrochemical cell. The electrochemical cell comprises a first stretchable electrode having a first active material coupled with a first stretchable fabric current collector, a second stretchable electrode having a second active material coupled with a second stretchable fabric current collector, a stretchable separator configured between the first and second electrodes, and at least one stretchable encapsulant material, wherein the stretchable material encapsulates the electrochemical cell and is capable of reversible bending, twisting, folding and stretching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: University of Houston System
    Inventors: Haleh Ardebili, Bahar Moradi-Ghadi
  • Patent number: 11101511
    Abstract: A solid-state battery is provided. The battery includes a melanin structure formed of at least one melanin material embedded in an inert material, and first and second metal bands which serve as first and second electrodes, respectively. The melanin material is selected from the group consisting of melanin, melanin precursors, melanin derivatives, melanin analogs and melanin variants. The solid-state battery does not need to be recharged or reloaded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventor: Arturo Solis Herrera
  • Patent number: 11101485
    Abstract: A flow battery that includes an electrode and a catholyte including a sulfate solution where, during charge of the flow battery, the sulfate solution becomes a persulfate solution, and during discharge of the flow battery, the persulfate solution becomes a sulfate solution. The electrode may be an anolyte, or it may be an amorphous metal electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: NRGTEK, Inc.
    Inventor: Subramanian Iyer
  • Patent number: 11101504
    Abstract: Described are remote command-enabled battery modules and systems and methods incorporating them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventor: John E. Waters
  • Patent number: 11101519
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a casing for a battery pack and a battery pack. The casing has a receiving space and an opening in communication with the receiving space, the receiving space is formed by a wall portion of the casing, and the wall portion is formed from two or more stacked base plates, between which a plurality of cavities are formed. By forming a plurality of cavities in the wall portion, the casing for a battery pack provided by the present disclosure not only can improve the bearing capacity and the impact resistance of the casing, but also can achieve a thermal management of the battery assembly by filling the plurality of cavities with a phase change material or cooling liquid, which can further improve the mechanical property of the casing with a relatively light weight and relatively high reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited
    Inventors: Lei Wang, Linggang Zhou, Xingdi Chen, Peng Wang, Derong Wang
  • Patent number: 11094967
    Abstract: An integrated system for desulfating and communicating a condition of a battery includes a desulfator that can be connected to the battery to sense one or more of a voltage across a positive terminal and a negative terminal of the battery, a current of the battery, and a temperature of the battery; the desulfator further including a source of desulfation energy that can be connected to the battery for delivering pulsation energy at predetermined frequencies and durations; and a system control for actuating the source of desulfation energy, and connected to receive data indicative of a real-time condition of the battery from the sensed one or more of the voltage across the positive and the negative terminals of the battery, the current of the battery, and the temperature of the battery, and transmit the data indicative of the real-time condition of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: CANADUS POWER SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel C. Biggs, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11094986
    Abstract: A power storage unit 1 in which a power storage element is housed in a metal case and which is to be attached to a vehicle via a metal bracket includes a holder that holds the power storage element within the metal case, a bracket receiving portion that is provided in the holder and is to be engaged with the bracket and transmit the load of the holder and the power storage element to the bracket, and a connection piece that is provided in the metal case and is to come into contact with the bracket and electrically connect the metal case to the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tatsuya Sumida
  • Patent number: 11086214
    Abstract: A mask plate is provided according to the present disclosure. The mask plate includes: a fully-transparent region; a fully-opaque region; and a partially-transparent region at a boundary between the fully-transparent region and the fully-opaque region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Siquan Wu, Xinjie Zhang, Hao Chen
  • Patent number: 11084723
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for drying and purifying a lithium bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide salt in solution in an organic solvent S1, said method comprising the following steps: a) adding deionised water to dissolve and extract the lithium bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide salt, forming an aqueous solution of said salt; b) extracting the lithium bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide salt from said aqueous solution, using an organic solvent S2, said step being repeated at least once; c) concentrating the lithium bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide salt by evaporating said organic solvent S2 and the water, in a short-path thin-film evaporator, under the following conditions: temperature of 30° C. to 95° C., pressure of 10?3 mbar abs to 5 mbar abs, residence time no longer than 15 min; and d) optionally crystallising the lithium bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide salt. The present invention likewise relates to a composition made of lithium bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide salt, and the uses thereof in Li-ion batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Grégory Schmidt, Rémy Teissier
  • Patent number: 11088385
    Abstract: A fuel cell system for enabling maintenance of a stack module without stopping operation thereof, and a method of replacing a stack module of the fuel cell system are provided. The fuel cell system includes a plurality of stack modules that are connected in parallel to a hydrogen line and an air line. Two or more of the stack modules are connected to form a group, and an inverter is connected to the group of the stack modules and is capable of being turned on and off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Seok Seo, Yong Doo Son
  • Patent number: 11081764
    Abstract: A battery module has a plurality of battery cells each including a cell case and a battery element contained in the cell case. The battery module includes a lead to electrically connect a terminal of each of the battery cells to a current collector and a heat shutoff mechanism to break electrical connection between the terminal and the current collector by heat from the cell case when the cell case reaches a predetermined temperature or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Motokawa, Yoshito Kaga, Keisuke Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11079670
    Abstract: Disclosed are a manufacturing method of a phase shift mask and a phase shift mask. The manufacturing method of a phase shift mask includes: forming a pattern of metal shielding layer on a base substrate; forming a phase shift layer and a first photoresist layer in sequence on the pattern of metal shielding layer; patterning the first photoresist layer with the pattern of metal shielding layer serving as a mask to form a pattern of first photoresist layer; and etching the phase shift layer with the pattern of first photoresist layer serving as a mask to form a pattern of phase shift layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mingxuan Liu, Huibin Guo, Yongzhi Song, Xiaoxiang Zhang, Wenqing Xu, Zumou Wu, Xiaolong Li