Patents by Inventor Marc W. Juzkow

Marc W. Juzkow 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: 10950899
    Abstract: An energy storage device and structure for energy storage cells is provided that includes a plurality of energy storage cells, each of the energy storage cells having side surface areas. The plurality of energy storage cells are arranged in a pattern with each energy storage cell being spaced a specified distance apart from one another. An expandable material is adhered, by an adhesive backing, to at least a portion of the side surface areas of one or more of the energy storage cells, and the expandable material expands within and at least part of the specified distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: NIO USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc W. Juzkow, Alexander J. Smith
  • Publication number: 20210005921
    Abstract: An energy storage cell that includes a positive electrode including a positive electrode active material in electrically conductive contact with a positive electrode current collector; a negative electrode including a negative electrode active material in electrically conductive contact with a negative electrode current collector; an electrically insulative and ion conductive medium in ionically conductive contact with the positive electrode and the negative electrode, where the electrically insulative and ion conductive medium comprises an electrically insulating porous layer and an electrolyte; and an outer can containing the positive electrode, the negative electrode and the electrically insulative and ion conductive medium, where a wall of the outer can has a variance in thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Marc W. Juzkow, Alexander J. Smith
  • Patent number: 10756391
    Abstract: An energy storage device having improved safety is provided, and methods of manufacturing the same. The device can be an electrochemical cell that includes: a positive electrode including a positive electrode active material in electrically conductive contact with a positive electrode current collector; a negative electrode including a negative electrode active material in electrically conductive contact with a negative electrode current collector and a negative electrode tab connected to the negative electrode current collector and a negative electrically conductive member; an electrically insulative and ion conductive medium in ionically conductive contact with the positive electrode and the negative electrode; and an outer case containing the positive electrode, negative electrode and electrically insulative and ion conductive medium, where the outer case comprises a scored area connected to a cooling plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: NIO USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc W. Juzkow, Adam H. Ing
  • Publication number: 20200136187
    Abstract: An electrolyte for a lithium-ion cell, comprises an organic solvent mixture comprising: (a) a hydrofluorinated ether base solvent to dissolve a lithium salt; (b) a fluorinated linear and/or cyclic ester co-solvent to form an SEI layer on a surface of the active materials; and (c) a fluorinated linear and/or cyclic ester co-solvent having a viscosity less than a viscosity of each of the hydrofluorinated ether base solvent and SEI-layer forming fluorinated linear and/or cyclic ester co-solvent to reduce a viscosity of the organic solvent mixture and a lithium salt dissolved in the organic solvent mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventor: Marc W. Juzkow
  • Publication number: 20200127323
    Abstract: An energy storage device having improved safety is provided, and methods of manufacturing the same. The device can be an electrochemical cell that includes: a positive electrode including a positive electrode active material in electrically conductive contact with a positive electrode current collector; a negative electrode including a negative electrode active material in electrically conductive contact with a negative electrode current collector and a negative electrode tab connected to the negative electrode current collector and a negative electrically conductive member; an electrically insulative and ion conductive medium in ionically conductive contact with the positive electrode and the negative electrode; and an outer case containing the positive electrode, negative electrode and electrically insulative and ion conductive medium, where the outer case comprises a scored area connected to a cooling plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Marc W. Juzkow, Adam H. Ing
  • Publication number: 20200127351
    Abstract: A system and method for an energy storage device having improved thermal management is provided. The system includes a number of energy storage cells spaced apart from one another and contained in a housing that can be pressure sealed. The system can include a pipe containing fluid circulating within the pipe and a liquid within the housing, where an amount of the liquid is less than half of a volume within the housing. Thermal energy is transferred between an area within the housing and at least a portion of a wall of the pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander J. Smith, Marc W. Juzkow, Adam H. Ing
  • Publication number: 20200106143
    Abstract: An energy storage device and structure for energy storage cells is provided that includes a plurality of energy storage cells. Each of the energy storage cells has an upper side and a lower side. The plurality of energy storage cells are arranged in a pattern with each energy storage cell being spaced apart from one another. The upper sides of each of the energy storage cells are adjacent to one another. A phase change composition (PCC) material has through holes arranged in the pattern. A portion of each of the energy storage cells is positioned within a respective through hole. A lightweight material is adjacent to the PCC material and surrounds at least another portion of each of the energy storage cells. The PCC material is closer to the upper side of the energy storage cells than the lightweight material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventor: Marc W. Juzkow
  • Publication number: 20200067030
    Abstract: An energy storage device having improved gravimetric energy density is provided, and methods of manufacturing the same. The device can be an electrochemical cell that includes: a negative electrode including a negative electrode active material in electrically conductive contact with a negative electrode current collector and a negative electrode tab including a first attachment end and a second attachment end, the first attachment end of the negative electrode tab being connected to the negative electrode current collector and the second attachment end of the negative electrode tab being connected to a negative terminal; an electrically insulative and ion conductive medium in ionically conductive contact with the positive electrode and the negative electrode; and an outer can containing the positive electrode, negative electrode and electrically insulative and ion conductive medium, where the negative terminal is electrically isolated from the outer can.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventor: Marc W. Juzkow
  • Publication number: 20190372173
    Abstract: An energy storage device and structure for energy storage cells is provided that includes a plurality of energy storage cells, each of the energy storage cells having side surface areas. The plurality of energy storage cells are arranged in a pattern with each energy storage cell being spaced a specified distance apart from one another. An expandable material is adhered, by an adhesive backing, to at least a portion of the side surface areas of one or more of the energy storage cells, and the expandable material expands within and at least part of the specified distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Marc W. Juzkow, Alexander J. Smith