Patents Examined by Wojciech Haske
  • Patent number: 10541446
    Abstract: An electrolyte composition (A) containing (i) at least one aprotic organic solvent; (ii) at least one conducting salt; (iii) at least one compound of formula (I) wherein X1 and X2 are independently from each other selected from N(R1), P(R1), O, and S, Y1 and Y2 are independently from each other selected from (O), (S), (PR2) and (NR2); and electrochemical cells containing electrolyte composition (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Frederick Francois Chesneau, Zoltan Baan, Boris Gaspar, Michael Schmidt, Arnd Garsuch, Hannes Wolf, Klaus Leitner, Christian Saffert, Wolfgang Klaus, Melanie Kuhl
  • Patent number: 10535905
    Abstract: A cooling device, which cools a battery by effectively dissipating heat generated from the battery, which is used, for example, in eco-friendly vehicles, is provided to increase the rate of battery charging and the reliability of the battery. The cooling device includes a pair of coolant pipes that introduce and discharge a coolant and a cooling channel that connects the coolant pipes to each other to move the coolant from a first coolant pipe to a second coolant pipe. Additionally, a heat transfer plate is coupled to the cooling channel and has a contact surface configured to be in surface contact with a heat-emitting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Dal Kim, Yoon Cheol Jeon
  • Patent number: 10530005
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a secondary battery. The secondary battery comprises: an electrode assembly having a through-hole; and a battery case accommodating the electrode assembly and having a through-type opening into which the through-hole is inserted, wherein the battery case comprises: a lower case comprising an accommodation part accommodating the electrode assembly and a lower inner sealing part having the through-type opening into which the through-hole is inserted; and an upper case comprising a cover part coupled to an upper portion of the lower case to finish the accommodation part and an upper inner sealing part having a coupling hole to which a front end of the lower inner sealing part is coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Joon Sang Ko, Chang Bum Ahn, Young Joo Yang
  • Patent number: 10529960
    Abstract: A battery pack includes multiple sub-modules each of which includes multiple battery cells electrically connected to each other, and an exhaust duct that is provided between and integrated with at least the two battery modules facing each other. The exhaust duct includes therein an exhaust passage that communicates with an outer surface of a safety valve provided in each battery cell in each of the facing battery modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Yamashita, Hiroyoshi Yamamoto, Kouichi Umeda
  • Patent number: 10522823
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an cathode active material for lithium secondary battery and a lithium secondary battery including the same, and more specifically, it relates to an anode active material for lithium secondary battery which includes a concentration gradient layer having a controlled thickness and a shell layer on the periphery of the core layer of the anode active material having a layered structure and in which the lithium ion diffusion paths in the primary particles and the secondary particles are formed to exhibit directivity in a specific direction, and a lithium secondary battery including the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: ECOPRO BM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jik Soo Kim, Moon Ho Choi, Jin Kyeong Yun, Jae Yong Jung, Suk Yong Jeon, Jong Seung Shin
  • Patent number: 10522837
    Abstract: A lead-acid battery includes a separator retaining an electrolyte solution, a positive electrode plate, a negative electrode plate, and a container. A negative electrode material contains bisphenols condensate, and a theoretical capacity ratio of the negative electrode material to a positive electrode material is 0.85 or more and 1.2 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: GS Yuasa International Ltd.
    Inventor: Ikumi Motoi
  • Patent number: 10522809
    Abstract: An adhesive layer disposed between a separator for a secondary battery and an electrode for a secondary battery, wherein the adhesive layer is obtained by bonding under pressure a layer containing a resin having a structural unit derived from an ?-olefin having 2 to 4 carbon atoms, and an occupancy area of the resin in the adhesive layer is 10 to 80%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Toshihiko Ogata, Chikara Murakami
  • Patent number: 10522864
    Abstract: Devices powered by fuel cells can be operated for extended durations when the fuel cells are adapted to extract the necessary reactants for generating power from the surrounding environment and when the concentration of reactants in that environment is maintained at a sufficient level by interaction between the environment and a reactant-enriched atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: CBN Nano Technologies inc.
    Inventors: James F. Ryley, III, Robert A. Freitas, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10522826
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to manganese oxide nano-rods in the form of a core-shell, in which the manganese oxide nano-rods are formed in a core-shell structure, the core and the shell each include MnxOy, when x of MnxOy of the core is 1 and y is 2, x of MnxOy of the shell is 2 and y is 3, and when x of MnxOy of the core is 2 and y is 3, x of MnxOy of the shell is 1 and y is 2. According to the present disclosure, in the secondary battery using the manganese oxide, the elution of manganese is inhibited and the structural stability of an active material is increased, thereby increasing the capacity and the cycle life at a high temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: KOREA BASIC SCIENCE INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jin Bae Lee, Hae Jin Kim, Won Gi Hong, Sang Moon Lee, Yeon Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 10516173
    Abstract: An alkaline dry battery includes a bottomed cylindrical battery case; a positive electrode packed in the battery case and including n hollow cylindrical pellets; a negative electrode disposed in a hollow portion of the pellets; a separator interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode; and an alkaline electrolytic solution. The positive electrode includes manganese dioxide and a conductive agent, n is an integer of 1 or more, and an average density of manganese dioxide of the positive electrode is 2.80 to 3.00 g/cm3. The density dc of manganese dioxide in the center portion in the height direction of the positive electrode is 98% or less of an average value de of density of manganese dioxide in each of both end portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenji Yamato
  • Patent number: 10516184
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device for removing gas trap in a spare battery cell generated in a formation process during a process of manufacturing the battery cell, wherein the device is a gas trap removing device for manufacturing a battery cell, including: a battery cell receiving unit into which the spare battery cell is received; and a vibration applying unit for applying vibration to the battery cell receiving unit, in a state where the spare battery cell is received into the battery cell receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventor: Sungju Cho
  • Patent number: 10511005
    Abstract: Disclosed is a battery pack, which includes a pack case forming an appearance of the battery pack, a battery module assembly provided in the pack case and having at least one battery module, and a service plug configured to electrically connect the battery module assembly or cut off the electric connection of the battery module assembly, the service plug having a plug bus bar directly connected to the battery module assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Chang-Bok Lee, Jin-Hyung Lee
  • Patent number: 10497984
    Abstract: Elements of an electrochemical cell using an end to end process. The method includes depositing a planarization layer, which manufactures embedded conductors of said cell, allowing a deposited termination of optimized electrical performance and energy density. The present invention covers the technique of embedding the conductors and active layers in a planarized matrix of PML or other material, cutting them into discrete batteries, etching the planarization material to expose the current collectors and terminating them in a post vacuum deposition step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Sakti3, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Langlois, Ann Marie Sastry, Myoungdo Chung, HyonCheol Kim, Stephen Buckingham
  • Patent number: 10490813
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a battery active material is provided. The battery active material includes monoclinic complex oxide represented by the formula LixTi1?yM1yNb2?zM2zO7+? (0?x?5, 0?y?1, 0?z?2, ?0.3???0.3). In the above formula, M1 is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Zr, Si and Sn, and M2 is at least one element selected from the group consisting of V, Ta and Bi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Harada, Norio Takami, Hiroki Inagaki, Yorikazu Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10476096
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a secondary battery. The method comprises: a first process (S10) of manufacturing an incomplete electrode assembly; a second process (S20) of partially pressing the incomplete electrode assembly to manufacture a complete electrode assembly in which a bonding portion and a nonbonding portion coexist; a third process (S30) of accommodating the complete electrode assembly into a case; a fourth process (S40) of injecting an electrolyte through an opening of the case to impregnate the electrolyte into the electrode assembly; a fifth process (S50) of sealing an unsealed surface in which the opening of the case is formed to manufacture a secondary battery; and a sixth process (S60) of heating and pressing an entire surface of the secondary battery to bond the nonbonding portion of the interface between the electrode and the separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Jong Kim, Tae Kyu Kim, Kyung Taek Kim, Dong Hyun Kim, Kyung Jae Lee, Cha Hun Ku, Eui Kyung Lee
  • Patent number: 10468676
    Abstract: A positive electrode-active material is provided for use in a positive electrode for a sodium secondary cell and a sodium secondary cell. Also provided is a positive electrode for a sodium secondary cell and a sodium secondary cell having a high energy density. The positive electrode-active material for a sodium secondary cell includes a composite metal oxide, which has an ?-NaFeO2 type crystal structure and is denoted by Formula (1) described below: Naa(FewNixMny-zTiz)O2??(1), wherein a is greater than or equal to 0.6 and less than or equal to 1.0, w is greater than 0 and less than 0.5, x is greater than 0 and less than 0.5, y is greater than 0.03 and less than or equal to 0.5, z is greater than or equal to 0.03 and less than 0.5, and w+x+y=1.0, and y>z.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignees: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED, TOKYO UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Komaba, Naoaki Yabuuchi, Masaya Yano, Satoru Kuze
  • Patent number: 10454107
    Abstract: A positive electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries and a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery are provided with which loss of initial efficiency can be limited even if a positive electrode exposed to air is used. An aspect of a positive electrode according to the present invention for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries is a positive electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries incorporating a lithium transition metal oxide, wherein the positive electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries contains a tungsten compound and a boron compound. It is particularly preferred that the tungsten compound be a tungsten-containing oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumiharu Niina, Takao Kokubu, Takeshi Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 10454083
    Abstract: Disclosed is a battery module for effectively removing the heat generated from battery cells and minimizing the deformation of the battery cells caused by external impacts, and the battery module includes a battery cell stack having a plurality of battery cells electrically connected to each other, and a module case accommodating the battery cell stack, wherein each battery cell includes a pouch-type case having an accommodation portion so that a rim of the accommodation portion is sealed, an electrode assembly provided in the accommodation portion of the pouch-type case, and an electrode terminal having one end connected to the electrode assembly and the other end protruding out of the pouch-type case, wherein the pouch-type case has a wing portion formed by fusing at least a part of the rim where the electrode terminal is not formed, and wherein a cooling member is provided to at least one space between the wing portion and the accommodation portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventor: Jung-Seok Choi
  • Patent number: 10446895
    Abstract: A battery pack assembly or enclosure comprises one or more batteries having an electrochemical cell and an enclosure having at least an outer wall configured to create a sealed volume of space substantially around the batteries. An atmosphere of the volume of space comprises gas having a thermal conductivity less than 0.018 watts per meter per degree Celsius. This atmosphere of gas provides an insulative layer between the outer wall of the enclosure and the batteries. With this insulative layer, the battery pack assembly can be subjected to autoclaving without damaging the batteries. The battery pack assembly can be used to power surgical tools or other devices that are subjected to autoclaving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Christopher Pedicini
  • Patent number: 10431828
    Abstract: Batteries and methods of forming the same include an anode structure, a cathode structure, and a conductive overcoat. The anode structure includes an anode substrate, an anode formed on the anode substrate, and an anode conductive liner that is in contact with the anode. The cathode structure includes a cathode substrate, a cathode formed on the cathode substrate, and a cathode conductive liner that is in contact with the cathode. The conductive overcoat is formed over the anode structure and the cathode structure to seal a cavity formed by the anode structure and the cathode structure. At least one of the anode substrate and the cathode substrate is pierced by through vias that are in contact with the respective anode conductive liner or cathode conductive liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul S. Andry, Bucknell C. Webb