Patents by Inventor Joseph F. Stockel

Joseph F. Stockel 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).

  • Patent number: 4324845
    Abstract: A rechargable metal oxide-hydrogen cell having an electrode stack within a pressure vessel. The electrode stack is aligned on a control alignment member and has separate positive and negative bars coupling respective positive and negative electrodes to like terminals. A variable conductance heat pipe includes a portion of the alignment member and couples the interior of the electrode stack to a radiator. The heat pipe uses a working fluid such as Freon 21.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1982
    Assignee: Communications Satellite Corp.
    Inventor: Joseph F. Stockel
  • Patent number: 4115630
    Abstract: A rechargeable metal oxide-hydrogen battery which operates on the back-to-back electrode placement theory as opposed to single metal oxide-hydrogen couple cells is disclosed. Interconnecting of electrodes in series and construction of an electrode stack of series connected electrodes is utilized in one embodiment in place of bipolar construction to achieve high voltage operation. In a second embodiment, back-to-back construction is used for positive electrodes in a parallel arrangement of electrode connection to complete an operative cell. Individual cells are separated by a nonporous polymer separator which avoids the formation of electrolyte films which tend to electrochemically short each cell, yet are fashioned of light weight and volume to keep sizes to minimum dimensions. Interconnection of various cells is by means of bus bars coupled to electrode tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1978
    Assignee: Communications Satellite Corporation
    Inventors: Gerrit Van Ommering, Joseph F. Stockel, James D. Dunlop