Double Layer Electrolytic Capacitor Patents (Class 361/502)
  • Patent number: 11887782
    Abstract: An asymmetric nanocomposite supercapacitor and a method of making the asymmetric nanocomposite supercapacitor. The asymmetric nanocomposite supercapacitor includes a negative electrode with monoclinic tungsten oxide (m-WO3) nanoplates, and a binding compound coated on one face of a substrate, and a positive electrode with a carbonaceous material and a binding compound coated on one face of a substrate. Where the face of the positive electrode and the face of the negative electrode coated with the carbonaceous material and m-WO3 nanoplates, respectively, are separated by and in direct contact with a porous separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS
    Inventors: Muhammad Ashraf, Muhammad Nawaz Tahir, Nisar Ullah, Syed Shaheen Shah, Ibrahim Khan
  • Patent number: 11888112
    Abstract: Energy storage devices, battery cells, and batteries of the present technology may include a first current collector and a second current collector. The batteries may include an anode material coupled with the first current collector. The batteries may include a cathode material coupled with the second current collector. The batteries may also include a polymeric material coupled between the cathode material and the anode material. The polymeric material may be characterized by a cationic backbone. The polymeric material may be configured to selectively provide anionic transport across the polymeric material while limiting cationic transport across the polymeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Kaye, Maria N. Luckyanova, Ghyrn E. Loveness
  • Patent number: 11869714
    Abstract: A nanocomposite electrode and a method of making the nanocomposite. The nanocomposite electrode includes an electrode substrate, nitrogen-doped molybdenum carbide nanosheets, at least one electrolyte, at least one binding compound, and at least one conductive additive. The electrode substrate is coated with a mixture of the nitrogen-doped molybdenum carbide nanosheets, at least one binding compound, at least one conductive additive, and at least one electrolyte, where the electrolyte penetrates the pores of the nitrogen-doped molybdenum carbide nanosheets, and where the nitrogen-doped molybdenum carbide nanosheets are an outer layer of the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University
    Inventors: Emre Cevik, Ayhan Bozkurt
  • Patent number: 11848495
    Abstract: The present invention is a unique process of manufacturing rigid members with precise “shape keeping” properties and with reflective properties pertaining to radio frequency energy, so that air, land, sea and space devices or vehicles may be constructed including parabolic reflectors formed without discrete permanent layering. Rather, such parabolic reflectors or similarly, vehicles, may be formed by homogeneous construction where discrete layering is absent, and where energy reflectivity or scattering characteristics are embedded within the homogeneous mixture of carbon nanotubes and associated graphite powders and epoxy, resins and hardeners. The mixture of carbon graphite nanofiber and carbon nanotubes generates higher electrode conductivity and magnetized attraction through molecular polarization. In effect, the rigid members may be tuned based on the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Inventor: Alexander Socransky
  • Patent number: 11842850
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides supercapacitors that may avoid the shortcomings of current energy storage technology. Provided herein are supercapacitor devices, and methods of fabrication thereof comprising the manufacture or synthesis of an active material on a current collector and/or the manufacture of supercapacitor electrodes to form planar and stacked arrays of supercapacitor electrodes and devices. Prototype supercapacitors disclosed herein may exhibit improved performance compared to commercial supercapacitors. Additionally, the present disclosure provides a simple, yet versatile technique for the fabrication of supercapacitors through masking and etching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Richard Barry Kaner, Maher F. El-Kady
  • Patent number: 11842849
    Abstract: A coaxial supercapacitor and method of manufacture such that the supercapacitor has an elongated shape resembling that of a wire and which can be bent to a desired shape and which can optionally be used in place of a wire for a given application while providing the benefits and characteristics of a supercapacitor. The supercapacitor can be manufactured without the necessity of complex manufacturing techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Capacitech Energy, Inc.
    Inventor: Isaiah Oladeji
  • Patent number: 11830672
    Abstract: An ultracapacitor that is capable of exhibiting good properties even after being subjected to high temperatures, such as experienced during solder reflow, is provided. The ultracapacitor contains a housing having sidewalls that extend in a direction generally perpendicular to a base. An interior cavity is defined between an inner surface of the base and the sidewalls within which an electrode assembly can be positioned. To attach the electrode assembly, first and second conductive members are disposed on the inner surface of the base. The electrode assembly likewise contains first and second leads that extend outwardly therefrom and are electrically connected to the first and second conductive members, respectively. The first and second conductive members are, in turn, electrically connected to first and second external terminations, respectively, which are provided on an outer surface of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: KYOCERA AVX Components Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew P. Ritter, Jonathan Robert Knopsnyder, Shawn Hansen
  • Patent number: 11804335
    Abstract: A power storage device has a first power storage unit, a second power storage unit, a third power storage unit, and a fourth power storage unit. The power storage device is provided with a common electrode being integrated molding to make the first power storage unit and the second power storage unit connected in series, the third power storage unit and the fourth power storage unit connected in series, the first power storage unit and the third power storage unit connected in parallel, and the second power storage unit and the fourth power storage unit connected in parallel, so inside of the power storage device can have high potential and high capacitance, and avoid the problem of increasing the overall impedance caused by the conventional welding process. Further, the power storage device uses both surfaces of the common electrode at the same time to save electrode material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: WAYS TECHNICAL CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Wen-Hsien Ho, Pei-Yi Chien
  • Patent number: 11791470
    Abstract: Energy storage devices, battery cells, and batteries of the present technology may include a first current collector, and may include a separator. The battery cell may include a first active material disposed between the first current collector and the separator. The battery cell may include an electrolyte diffusion material disposed between the first active material and the first current collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher T. Campbell, Andrew C. Chu, Tobias Zeilinger, Ghyrn E. Loveness, Qingcheng Zeng, Kenzo Nagai, Donald G. Dafoe
  • Patent number: 11742156
    Abstract: An ultracapacitor module is disclosed. The ultracapacitor module comprises: an enclosure, and a plurality of ultracapacitors housed within the enclosure wherein at least one ultracapacitor of the plurality of ultracapacitors is secured to the enclosure. The ultracapacitor module satisfies one or more of the following conditions upon being subjected to a vibration profile in accordance with ISO 16750-3-2012, Table 12 and IEC 60068-2-64: a capacitance within a rated capacitance value as determined in accordance IEC 62391-1, Method 1A, an equivalent series resistance within a rated equivalent series resistance value as determined in accordance IEC 62391-1, a leakage current within a rated leakage current value as determined in accordance IEC 62391-1, an operating voltage with a rated operating voltage value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: KYOCERA AVX Components Corporation
    Inventors: Shelby Bartley, Jeffrey Cain, Joseph M. Hock
  • Patent number: 11721833
    Abstract: A method of producing a lithium ion secondary battery disclosed here, includes a process of preparing an electrode body which includes a positive electrode and a negative electrode and in which the negative electrode contains a negative electrode material containing graphite having open pores and SiO2 disposed in the open pores; a process of producing a battery assembly including the electrode body and a non-aqueous electrolytic solution containing LiPF6 with a concentration of 1 mol/L or more; a process of initially charging the battery assembly; and a process of performing an aging treatment on the initially charged battery assembly in an environment of a temperature of 50° C. or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroto Asano, Shinsuke Matsuhara
  • Patent number: 11682531
    Abstract: A nanocomposite electrode and a method of making the nanocomposite. The nanocomposite electrode includes an electrode substrate, nitrogen-doped molybdenum carbide nanosheets, at least one electrolyte, at least one binding compound, and at least one conductive additive. The electrode substrate is coated with a mixture of the nitrogen-doped molybdenum carbide nanosheets, at least one binding compound, at least one conductive additive, and at least one electrolyte, where the electrolyte penetrates the pores of the nitrogen-doped molybdenum carbide nanosheets, and where the nitrogen-doped molybdenum carbide nanosheets are an outer layer of the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University
    Inventors: Emre Cevik, Ayhan Bozkurt
  • Patent number: 11631551
    Abstract: A novel electrode and associated method of manufacturing said novel electrode comprising a porous structure having absorbed polystyrene sulfonate (PSS), a self-assembled polypyrole (PPy) layer adjacent to the PSS absorbed porous structure, a self-assembled polyaniline (PANI) layer adjacent to the PPy layer, an electrochemically deposited PANI layer adjacent to the PPy layer and an electrochemically deposited PANI-molybdenum disulfide (PANI-MoS2) layer adjacent to the electrochemically deposited PANI layer. A supercapacitor and associated method of manufacturing a supercapacitor comprising a first novel electrode and a second novel electrode separated by a polyvinyl gel and a porous separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Turki Sulaiman A. Alamro, Manoj Kumar Ram
  • Patent number: 11600815
    Abstract: A composite electrolyte includes: a positively charged particle, a particle that is positively charged by having a coordinate bond with a cation, or a combination thereof; and a lithium salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yonggun Lee, Saebom Ryu, Toshinori Sugimoto, Dongmin Im
  • Patent number: 11575177
    Abstract: A battery includes a battery element, a housing body, and a valve device. The housing body is constituted by at least one laminate and includes an interior space in which the battery element is housed, a first housing portion that covers the interior space from a first side, and a second housing portion that covers the interior space from a second side. The valve device is attached to the housing body and can make interior space of housing body be in communication with an external space. A joined edge portion is formed in housing body as a result of the first and second housing portion being fused along respective peripheral edge portions. The valve device is sandwiched between the first and second housing portion in the joined edge portion, and an inner end of the valve device protrudes from an inner edge of joined edge portion toward the interior space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youichi Mochizuki, Atsuko Takahagi, Rikiya Yamashita, Miho Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11532441
    Abstract: An electrode assembly for an ultracapacitor is provided. The electrode assembly contains a first electrode comprising a first current collector electrically coupled to a first carbonaceous coating, a second electrode comprising a second current collector electrically coupled to a second carbonaceous coating, and a separator positioned between the first electrode and the second electrode. At least a portion of the first current collector projects beyond the first longitudinal edge to define a first projecting portion, wherein the offset ratio of the first projecting portion is from about 0.02 to about 0.3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA AVX Components Corporation
    Inventor: Shawn Hansen
  • Patent number: 11521804
    Abstract: Ultra-thin lithium ion capacitors with ultra-high power performance are provided. Ultra-thin electrodes and ultra-thin lithium films can be used for the ultra-thin lithium ion capacitor. A lithium ion capacitor can include a first positive electrode and a second positive electrode, a negative electrode disposed between the first positive electrode and the second positive electrode, a first lithium film disposed between the first positive electrode and the negative electrode, and a second lithium film disposed between the second positive electrode and the negative electrode. Each of the first and second lithium films can include an electrolyte. In addition, at least one separator can be provided between the first positive electrode and the first lithium film, and at least one separator can be provided between the second positive electrode and the second lithium film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: SPEL TECHNOLOGIES PRIVATE LIMITED
    Inventors: Jin Yan, Wanjun Ben Cao, Xujie Chen
  • Patent number: 11515059
    Abstract: Disclosed is a preparation method of an all-weather self-healing stretchable conductive material, which uses acrylic acid and modified polyglutamic acid as a substrate, adds Fe3+ to form coordination, adjusts the volume ratio of water and glycerin, and heats to generate radical polymerization, so as to obtain a uniform double-layer three-dimensional network structure. The obtained polyacrylic acid and polyglutamic acid composite hydrogel has good mechanical properties and characteristics of rapid self-healing. A composite carbon film is prepared by depositing a metal layer of 20 nm to 80 nm thick on a single-layer aligned carbon film by magnetron sputtering, and then the composite hydrogel is adhered to each of the upper and lower sides of the composite carbon film respectively to form an all-weather self-healing stretchable conductive material of a sandwich structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignees: Changzhou University, Jiangsu University
    Inventors: Ningyi Yuan, Jianning Ding, Shengping Dai
  • Patent number: 11515242
    Abstract: To provide a wiring substrate, an electronic device, and an electronic module the size of which can be easily reduced and the strength of which can be maintained. A wiring substrate includes an insulation substrate and an electrical wiring structure. The insulation substrate includes a recess section in one surface. A frame portion of the insulation substrate that forms a side surface which connects an opened surface and a bottom surface of the recess section to each other includes a first conductive portion having a plate shape in the frame portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuo Kisaki, Takahiro Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11515526
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a lithium secondary battery, including the steps: (S1) forming a preliminary negative electrode by coating a negative electrode slurry including a negative electrode active material, conductive material, binder and a solvent onto at least one surface of a current collector, followed by drying and pressing the negative electrode slurry coated current collector, to form a negative electrode active material layer surface on the current collector; (S2) coating lithium metal foil onto the negative electrode active material layer surface of the preliminary negative electrode in the shape of a pattern in which pattern units are arranged; (S3) cutting the preliminary negative electrode on which the lithium metal foil is pattern-coated to obtain negative electrode units; (S4) impregnating the negative electrode units with an electrolyte to obtain a pre-lithiated negative electrode; and (S5) assembling the negative electrode obtained from step (S4) with a positive electrode and a separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Oh-Byong Chae, Sang-Wook Woo, Je-Young Kim
  • Patent number: 11501917
    Abstract: A parallel plate capacitor including a cathode core that further includes a pair of parallel electrodes and a dielectric material layer positioned between the pair of parallel electrodes. The capacitor also includes a dielectric liquid medium, where the cathode core is at least partially submerged in the dielectric liquid medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: CAPACITOR FOUNDRY LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan Phillips
  • Patent number: 11488787
    Abstract: An ultracapacitor that includes an energy storage cell immersed in an electrolyte and disposed within an hermetically sealed housing, the cell electrically coupled to a positive contact and a negative contact, wherein the ultracapacitor has a gel or polymer based electrolyte and is configured to output electrical energy at temperatures between about ?40° C. and about 250° C. Methods of fabrication and use are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: FASTCAP SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nicolo Brambilla
  • Patent number: 11476058
    Abstract: A supercapacitor is provided. The supercapacitor includes an elastic fiber, an internal electrode, a first electrolyte layer, and an external electrode. The internal electrode, the first electrolyte layer, and the external electrode are sequentially wrapped on an outer surface of the elastic fiber. The internal electrode includes a first carbon nanotube film and a NiO@MnOx composite structure, and the external electrode includes a second carbon nanotube film and a Fe2O3 layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hua Yuan, Guang Wang, Yang Wu, Yang Wei, Yue-Gang Zhang, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 11450489
    Abstract: The present invention provides a small electronic device including an actuation component that operates using an electromagnetic force, a power storage device, and a case in which the actuation component and the power storage device are stored, in which the power storage device is formed of a non-magnetic body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Kyushu Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Hideharu Onodera, Takahiro Ito
  • Patent number: 11437199
    Abstract: A layered dual hydroxide (LDH) composite is provided. The LDH composite includes a nickel (Ni)-cobalt (Co)-LDH, and a nitrogen (N) and sulfur (S) co-doped reduced graphene oxide (rGO-NS), where the Ni—Co-LDH is at least partially enfolded by the rGO-NS to form the LDH composite. An electrode including the LDH composite is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS
    Inventor: Firoz Khan
  • Patent number: 11430614
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coconut shell-derived modified activated carbon having a BET specific surface area of 1400 to 2000 m2/g, a value of hydrogen content/carbon content of 0.0015 to 0.0055, and intra-skeletal oxygen of 0.9 mass % or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuichi Ishida, Keita Takahashi, Hiroaki Kitatomi, Akinori Yamabata, Yasuyuki Hirota
  • Patent number: 11404222
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a complex generator including a hydrophilic fiber membrane coated with an adsorption material. Electrical energy is generated in such a manner that the adsorption material is adsorbed onto a polar solvent in some region of the hydrophilic fiber membrane by asymmetrical wetting of the polar solvent for the hydrophilic fiber membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Il-Doo Kim, Tae-Gwang Yun, Jin Gook Bae
  • Patent number: 11387461
    Abstract: A positive electrode includes at least a positive electrode current collector, a conductive material, and a positive electrode active material. The positive electrode active material is disposed on a surface of the positive electrode current collector. The positive electrode current collector includes an aluminum foil and an aluminum oxide hydrate film. The aluminum oxide hydrate film covers a surface of the aluminum foil. The aluminum oxide hydrate film has a thickness not smaller than 10 nm and not greater than 500 nm. The aluminum oxide hydrate film has a porosity not lower than 10% and not higher than 50%. At least part of the conductive material is disposed within pores in the aluminum oxide hydrate film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji Torita, Akihiro Ochiai, Yusuke Fukumoto, Harunari Shimamura, Takuya Asari
  • Patent number: 11372300
    Abstract: A method of preparing a graphene circuit pattern, a substrate and an electronic product are disclosed. The method of preparing a graphene circuit pattern includes: immersing a metal circuit pattern in a graphene oxide solution to cause a redox reaction between the metal circuit pattern and graphene oxide, thereby forming the graphene circuit pattern. The graphene circuit pattern may be directly formed at a location of the metal circuit pattern, and is simple in production process, low in cost, and suitable for mass production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., FUZHOU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bo Hu, Wenchao Wang, Baoqiang Wang, Sang Jin Park
  • Patent number: 11346046
    Abstract: A carbon fiber complex material for a carbon fiber reinforced plastic composite material includes a carbon fiber material formed from a continuous carbon fiber, and carbon nanowalls formed on a surface of the continuous carbon fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko Yoshimura, Hirotsugu Chishina, Kensuke Hirata
  • Patent number: 11348998
    Abstract: A method for using a graphene field-effect transistor (GFET) as a reconfigurable circuit, the method comprising the following steps: depositing a liquid dielectric over a graphene channel of the GFET; applying an activation energy via a first electric field across the liquid dielectric and the graphene channel to electrochemically produce chemical species within the liquid dielectric such that the chemical species accumulate at, and molecularly bond with, the graphene channel thereby decreasing a conductivity of the graphene channel; and applying a deactivation energy via a second electric field of opposite polarity to the first electric field to remove interaction between the chemical species and the graphene channel to increase the conductivity of the graphene channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Cody K. Hayashi, Richard C. Ordonez, David G. Garmire, Lewis Hsu
  • Patent number: 11335515
    Abstract: The invention provides a capacitive energy storage device comprising: at least one porous film infiltrated with an electrolyte; and one or more pairs of separated electrodes disposed on top of a first surface of the porous film, each electrode comprising a capacitive electrode material in ionic communication with the underlying porous film, wherein the electrolyte provides ionic communication between the separated electrodes via the internal porosity of the porous film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: MONASH UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Parama Chakraborty Banerjee, Mainak Majumder, Derrek Evan Lobo, Abozar Akbarivakilabadi
  • Patent number: 11322312
    Abstract: An energy storage device and a method of fabricating such energy storage device. The energy storage device includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and an electrolyte. The combination of the electrodes and the electrolyte is arranged to elastically deform when subjected to an external mechanical load applied to the energy storage device. The electrolyte includes a polymer matrix of at least two crosslinked structures, including a first polymeric material and a second polymeric material; and an electrolytic solution retained by the polymer matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Chunyi Zhi, Yukun Wang, Hongfei Li, Zijie Tang
  • Patent number: 11316146
    Abstract: Provided herein are energy storage devices comprising a first electrode comprising a layered double hydroxide, a conductive scaffold, and a first current collector; a second electrode comprising a hydroxide and a second current collector; a separator; and an electrolyte. In some embodiments, the specific combination of device chemistry, active materials, and electrolytes described herein form storage devices that operate at high voltage and exhibit the capacity of a battery and the power performance of supercapacitors in one device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Maher F. El-Kady, Richard B. Kaner, Mir Fazlollah Mousavi
  • Patent number: 11316231
    Abstract: In accordance with at least selected embodiments, the present disclosure or invention is directed to improved battery separators, high conductance separators, improved lead-acid batteries, such as flooded lead-acid batteries, high conductance batteries, improved systems, and/or, improved vehicles including such batteries, and/or methods of manufacture or use of such separators or batteries, and/or combinations thereof. In accordance with at least certain embodiments, the present disclosure or invention is directed to improved lead acid batteries incorporating the improved separators and which exhibit increased conductance. Particular, non-limiting examples may include lead acid battery separators having structure or features designed to improve conductance, lower ER, lower water loss, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Daramic, LLC
    Inventors: Eric H. Miller, Nicholas R. Shelton, William L. Walter
  • Patent number: 11309135
    Abstract: Disclosed is a ceramic package for filling with a liquid-containing electrolyte, which includes: a package body defining a recessed cavity open at a front surface of the package body and including first and second ceramic layers stacked together; a plurality of electrode pads disposed on a bottom surface of the recessed cavity; and a plurality of outer connection terminals disposed on a back surface of the package body, wherein each of the electrode pads includes a pad body portion having a polygonal shape in plan view and an interlayer pad portion formed along an interlayer surface between the first and second ceramic layers, wherein the interlayer pad portion has a protruding part protruding outwardly from the pad body portion, and wherein via conductors are formed between the protruding parts of the electrode pads and the outer connection terminals through the first ceramic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takayuki Miyaji
  • Patent number: 11302488
    Abstract: An electric double-layer ultracapacitor configured to maintain desired operation at an operating voltage of three volts, where the capacitor includes a housing component, a first and a second current collector, a positive and a negative electrode electrically coupled to one of the first and second current collectors, and a separator positioned between the positive and the negative electrode. At least one of the positive electrode and the negative electrode can include a treated carbon material, where the treated carbon material includes a reduction in a number of hydrogen-containing functional groups, nitrogen-containing functional groups and/or oxygen-containing functional groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: UCAP Power, Inc.
    Inventors: Priya Bendale, Robert Crawford, Porter Mitchell, Jeffrey Nelson, Doug Schafer, Xiaomei Xi
  • Patent number: 11299057
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for charging an electrical energy store, the electrical energy store comprising at least one electrical energy storage unit and a predefined maximum permissible energy-store voltage limit value being specified for the electrical energy store. The electrical energy store is charged with a pulsed charging voltage, a maximum value of the pulsed charging voltage being greater than the predefined maximum permissible energy-store voltage limit value over a pulse duration in the case of at least one pulse. The invention further relates to a corresponding device for charging the electrical energy store, to a corresponding computer program, to a corresponding machine-readable storage medium and to a corresponding electrical energy store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Lemke, Stefan Teusch, Thomas Lang, Maximilian Hinninger, Daniel Groezinger, Ulrich Schuetterle
  • Patent number: 11302490
    Abstract: A supercapacitor consisting of a tight protective housing, first and second electrodes, which are electrically insulated from each other. One or both electrodes are also insulated from the housing. Free volume of the cell and the space between the electrodes are filled with electrolyte fluid. On the surface of the first electrode there are applied carbonaceous materials comprising C-14 isotope. Method of supercapacitor construction lies in the preparation of the first and second electrodes with application of the surface layer made of carbonaceous materials, allocation of the first and second electrodes inside the tight housing and their electric insulation from each other, filling of the housing with electrolyte fluid. Into the layer of carbonaceous materials onto the surface of the first electrode the C-14 isotope is introduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignees: JOINT STOCK COMPANY “SCIENCE AND INNOVATIONS”, JOINT STOCK COMPANY “INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR MATERIALS”
    Inventors: Vladimir Dmitrievich Risovanyy, Sergey Viktorovich Bulyarskiy, Dmitriy Vladimirovich Markov, Leonid Prokop'evich Sinel'nikov, Viktor Nikolaevich Nikolkin, Sergey Borisovich Zlokazov, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Dzhanelidze, Vyacheslav Viktorovich Svetukhin
  • Patent number: 11270850
    Abstract: An electric double layer capacitor (EDLC) is disclosed including: a first electrode including a first current collector and first plurality of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) disposed substantially directly upon the first current collector; a second electrode comprising a second current collector and second plurality of CNTs disposed substantially directly upon the second current collector; and an electrolyte disposed between and in contact with (e.g., wetting) the first and second electrodes. In some embodiments, the EDLC is configured to have a capacitive frequency window comprising about 1 Hz to about 50 Hz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: FASTCAP SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nicolò Michele Brambilla
  • Patent number: 11258309
    Abstract: Provided is a wireless power transmission device. A wireless power transmission device includes: at least one antenna for wireless power transmission disposed on one side of a magnetic shielding sheet; a support plate having at least one receiving groove formed therein for receiving the antenna for wireless power transmission; and an antenna for wireless communication disposed along a side portion of the support plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: AMOSENSE CO., LTD
    Inventor: Seung Jae Hwang
  • Patent number: 11236468
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a porous sheet comprising cellulose fibers having an average fiber diameter ranging from 20 to 500 nm; cut fibers having an average fiber diameter ranging from 1.5 to 20 ?m; and a hydrophilic polymer binder, wherein an amount of the cut fibers is 1% by weight or more and 80% by weight or less based on the total weight of the cellulose fibers and the cut fibers, and an amount of the hydrophilic polymer binder is 5 parts by weight or more and 30 parts by weight or less with respect to 100 parts by weight of the total weight of the cellulose fibers and the cut fibers. The porous sheet of the present invention can exhibit a superior strength (in particular, both tear strength and tensile strength), and exhibits a superior performance as a separator for an electrochemical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: TOKUSHU TOKAI PAPER CO., LTD
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Watanabe, Masanori Imai
  • Patent number: 11239475
    Abstract: Disclosed are a catalyst layer for a fuel cell, including a carbon carrier having pores, a catalyst metal carried on the carbon carrier, and an ionomer covering the carbon carrier, wherein the crystal length of the carbon carrier is not less than 6 nm, and the coverage of the catalyst metal by the ionomer is 55% to 65%, and a method for the production of a catalyst layer for a fuel cell, including heat-treating a carbon carrier having pores, heat-treating the heat-treated carbon carrier under an oxygen atmosphere to activate the carbon carrier, allowing the activated carbon carrier to carry a catalyst metal, mixing the carbon carrier carrying the catalyst metal and an ionomer to cover the carbon carrier with the ionomer, and forming the catalyst layer for a fuel cell using the carbon carrier covered with the ionomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tatsuya Arai
  • Patent number: 11217399
    Abstract: An electrochemical capacitor includes a plurality of electrode assemblies, each including a positive electrode configured in a rolled sheet form and having both surfaces coated with an active material layer, a negative electrode configured in a rolled sheet form to face the positive electrode and having both surfaces coated with an active material layer, a separator interposed and rolled between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, a positive electrode lead wire electrically connected to the positive electrode of each of the plurality of electrode assemblies, and a negative electrode lead wire electrically connected to the negative electrode of each of the plurality of electrode assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventor: Won-Gon Kim
  • Patent number: 11217779
    Abstract: A battery electrode composition is provided that comprises a composite material comprising one or more nanocomposites. The nanocomposites may each comprise a planar substrate backbone having a curved geometrical structure, and an active material forming a continuous or substantially continuous film at least partially encasing the substrate backbone. To form an electrode from the electrode composition, a plurality of electrically-interconnected nanocomposites of this type may be aggregated into one or more three-dimensional agglomerations, such as substantially spherical or ellipsoidal granules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gleb Yushin, Kara Evanoff, Oleksandr Magazynskyy
  • Patent number: 11170946
    Abstract: The present invention provides a supercapacitor assembly which is characterised by comprising: a supercapacitor comprised of carbon-containing anode(s) and cathode(s), intermediate porous membrane(s) and an ionic liquid electrolyte; an electrical heater for heating the supercapacitor; and a thermostat for controlling the heater and maintaining the temperature of the ionic liquid at a temperature such that its viscosity is in the range 1 to 50 centipoise. In particular, there are provided supercapacitors which can operate at voltages greater than 3.5 v (for example, in the range 3.5 to 6 v) without significant long term redox degradation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Oxcion Limited
    Inventors: Stephen David Voller, Timothy Walder, Marappa Rajendran, Jonathan Tuck
  • Patent number: 11164703
    Abstract: The present invention provides a supercapacitor assembly which is characterised by comprising: a supercapacitor comprised of carbon-containing anode(s) and cathode(s), intermediate porous membrane(s) and an ionic liquid electrolyte; an electrical heater for heating the supercapacitor; and a thermostat for controlling the heater and maintaining the temperature of the ionic liquid at a temperature such that its viscosity is in the range 1 to 50 centipoise. In particular, there are provided supercapacitors which can operate at voltages greater than 3.5v (for example, in the range 3.5 to 6v) without significant long term redox degradation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Oxcion Limited
    Inventors: Stephen David Voller, Timothy Walder, Marappa Rajendran, Jonathan Tuck
  • Patent number: 11145469
    Abstract: A method for producing a porous carbon electrode includes preparing a slurry by mixing a porous, particulate, conductive carbon powder with a solution of a polymer binding agent for the particulate carbon powder in a solvent for the polymer binding agent, forming a precursor electrode by casting the slurry as a layer and subjecting the cast layer to a wet phase inversion to realize porosity in the cast layer, subjecting the thus obtained precursor electrode to a thermal treatment to cause oxidative stabilization, carbonization, dehydrogenation or cyclisation of the polymer binding agent or a combination of two or more of the afore mentioned phenomena by heating the precursor electrode and converting the polymer binding agent into a conductive binding agent binding the particles of the conductive carbon powder together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: VITO NV
    Inventors: Willy Doyen, Dennis Cardoen, Joost Helsen, Andre-Viktor Claes
  • Patent number: 11139499
    Abstract: Disclosed are an apparatus for manufacturing a membrane electrode assembly to provide excellent mass transfer characteristics and durability and a manufacturing method using the same. A porosity gradient may be continuously imparted to electrodes of the membrane electrode assembly in a thickness direction thereby improving reactivity with external gas and transfer of internal ions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Woo Jin Lee, Min Jin Kim, Ki Sub Lee, Su Won Seol
  • Patent number: 11133133
    Abstract: A supercapacitor module is provided. In some implementations, the supercapacitor module may include a first supercapacitor having a first parameter value for a capacitor parameter in a first test condition. The supercapacitor module may include a second supercapacitor having a second parameter value for the capacitor parameter in about the first test condition. A ratio of the second parameter value to the first parameter value may be from about 0.8 to about 1.2. The supercapacitor module may prevent overvoltages across the first and second supercapacitors, such that the supercapacitor module may satisfactorily operate without a balancing circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: AVX Corporation
    Inventor: Shawn Hansen