Patents by Inventor Frank Feddrix

Frank Feddrix has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20060275656
    Abstract: The invention is a battery with power output terminals on opposite ends of a battery and a power output terminal on the side wall of the battery that has the same polarity as one of the end power output terminals. The presence of the side terminal is indicative of a battery characteristic and allow a battery operated device requiring that characteristic to selectively use the battery when designed to use the side terminal and opposite polarity end terminal to provide energy to operate the device. Because the battery also has opposite polarity end terminals, the battery can be used in devices designed to use batteries of the same dimensions and having the same nominal voltage, whether or not they possess the characteristic associated with the presence the side terminal. The location of the side terminal can also be indicative of additional battery characteristics, allowing the selective use of batteries in devices based on various device requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Inventors: Frank Feddrix, Wayne Uren, Kelvin Belle
  • Publication number: 20060115717
    Abstract: A flat, flexible electrochemical cell is provided. The within invention describes various aspects of the flat, flexible electrochemical cell. A printed anode is provided that obviates the need for a discrete anode current collector, thereby reducing the size of the battery. An advantageous electrolyte is provided that enables the use of a metallic cathode current collector, thereby improving the performance of the battery. Printable gelled electrolytes and separators are provided, enabling the construction of both co-facial and co-planar batteries. Cell contacts are provided that reduce the potential for electrolyte creepage in the flat, flexible electrochemical cells of the within invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2006
    Publication date: June 1, 2006
    Inventors: Mark Schubert, Jing Zhang, Guanghong Zheng, Frank Feddrix, Richard Langan, Frank Tudron, Gary Tucholski, Abdelkader Hilmi, John Bailey, Andrew Webber
  • Patent number: 6838209
    Abstract: A tabless battery housed in a sealed package is provided. The packaging material for the battery comprises a conductive material and a sealing material. At least a portion of the interior surface of the conductive material is exposed to form an internal contact between at least one electrode and the conductive material. At least a portion of the exterior surface of the conductive material is also exposed to form an external contact between the electrode and the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Langan, Frank Feddrix
  • Publication number: 20030059673
    Abstract: A tabless battery housed in a sealed package is provided. The packaging material for the battery comprises a conductive material and a sealing material. At least a portion of the interior surface of the conductive material is exposed to form an internal contact between at least one electrode and the conductive material. At least a portion of the exterior surface of the conductive material is also exposed to form an external contact between the electrode and the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2001
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Applicant: EVEREADY BATTERY COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Langan, Frank Feddrix