Organic Component Containing Patents (Class 429/306)
  • Patent number: 10396362
    Abstract: Provided is an electrode active material slurry including a clustered complex and a slurry, wherein the clustered complex includes an electrode active material, a solid electrolyte, a conductive material, and a first binder, and the slurry includes a solvent and a second binder. The electrode active material slurry may include the clustered complex including the first binder and the slurry including the second binder so as to decrease a surface area of the overall complex, such that adhesion property with the current collector may be sufficiently secured even by using a small amount of binder, and performance of the all-solid secondary battery may be further improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Industry-University Cooperation Foundation Hanyang University
    Inventors: Yong Sub Yoon, Hong Seok Min, Kyung Su Kim, Oh Min Kwon, Dong Wook Shin, Sung Woo Noh, Lak Young Choi
  • Patent number: 10297859
    Abstract: An all-solid-state secondary battery includes a positive electrode active substance layer; a negative electrode active substance layer; and an inorganic solid electrolyte layer, in which at least one of the positive electrode active substance layer, the negative electrode active substance layer, or the inorganic solid electrolyte layer contains an inorganic solid electrolyte having conductivity of ions of metal belonging to Group 1 or 2 of the periodic table and a cellulose polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Mochizuki, Tomonori Mimura, Masaomi Makino, Katsuhiko Meguro
  • Patent number: 10283765
    Abstract: Provided are an energy storage device including an electrode in which lithium is introduced into a silicon layer and a method for manufacturing the energy storage device. A silicon layer is formed over a current collector, a solution including lithium is applied on the silicon layer, and heat treatment is performed thereon; thus, at least lithium can be introduced into the silicon layer. By using the solution including lithium, even when the silicon layer includes a plurality of silicon microparticles, the solution including lithium can enter a space between the microparticles and lithium can be introduced into the silicon microparticles which are in contact with the solution including lithium. Moreover, even when the silicon layer is a thin silicon film or includes a plurality of whiskers or whisker groups, the solution can be uniformly applied; accordingly, lithium can be included in silicon easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shunpei Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10177378
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to battery electrodes incorporating composites of graphene and selenium-sulfur compounds for improved rechargeable batteries. In one embodiment, a conductive composition comprises a conductive composition having a Se—S compound, a conductive additive. The Se—S compound is present as SexS8-x, wherein 0<x<8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventors: Ilhan A. Aksay, Daniel Dabbs, Michael A. Pope
  • Patent number: 10103383
    Abstract: Provided are a transition metal mixed hydroxide comprising an alkali metal other than Li, SO4 and a transition metal element, wherein the molar ratio of the molar content of the alkali metal to the molar content of the SO4 is not less than 0.05 and less than 2, and a lithium mixed metal oxide obtained by calcining a mixture of the transition metal mixed hydroxide and a lithium compound by maintaining the mixture at a temperature of 650 to 1000° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventors: Kenji Takamori, Hiroshi Inukai, Taiga Obayashi
  • Patent number: 10084202
    Abstract: A sulfide solid electrolyte material having high Li ion conductivity can be obtained by providing a method for producing a sulfide solid electrolyte material that has peaks at 2?=20.2° and 2?=23.6° in an X ray diffraction measurement using a CuK? ray, the method including steps of: an amorphizing step of obtaining sulfide glass by amorphization of a raw material composition that contains at least Li2S, P2S5, LiI and LiBr and a heat treatment step of heating the sulfide glass at a temperature of 195° C. or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventors: Tomoya Suzuki, Shigenori Hama, Naoki Osada
  • Patent number: 10044065
    Abstract: A polymer to be used as a binder for sulfur-based cathodes in lithium batteries that includes in its composition electrophilic groups capable of reaction with and entrapment of polysulfide species. Beneficial effects include reductions in capacity loss and ionic resistance gain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Seeo, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell Clayton Pratt, Hany Basam Eitouni, Kulandaivelu Sivanandan
  • Patent number: 9988519
    Abstract: A liquid crystalline polymer composition having a reduced tendency to create a static electric charge during a molding operation is provided. More particularly, the composition contains an ionic liquid that is distributed within a liquid crystalline polymer matrix. In addition to being electrically conductive, the ionic liquid can exist in liquid form during melt processing, which allows it to be more uniformly blended within the liquid crystalline polymer matrix. This improves electrical connectivity and thereby enhances the ability of the composition to rapidly dissipate static electric charges from its surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Ticona LLC
    Inventor: Young Shin Kim
  • Patent number: 9985327
    Abstract: An air secondary battery has a positive electrode to which an oxygen-containing gas is supplied, a negative electrode containing a metal active material, and an electrolytic solution through which a metal ion generated from the metal active material is transported. The positive electrode contains a composite containing a matrix and a zeolite disposed in the matrix. The matrix is in the form of a porous body which the electrolytic solution permeates. In the matrix, the zeolite has an oxygen-containing gas passage through which only the oxygen-containing gas can flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventors: Tetsuya Koido, Akihiro Kushima, Yoshiya Fujiwara, Ju Li
  • Patent number: 9923237
    Abstract: A polymer to be used as a binder for sulfur-based cathodes in lithium batteries that includes in its composition electrophilic groups capable of reaction with and entrapment of polysulfide species. Beneficial effects include reductions in capacity loss and ionic resistance gain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Seeo, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell Clayton Pratt, Hany Basam Eitouni, Kulandaivelu Sivanandan
  • Patent number: 9882239
    Abstract: Provided are a composition for a gel polymer electrolyte including i) an electrolyte solution solvent, ii) an ionizable lithium salt, iii) a polymerization initiator, and iv) a monomer having a functional group bondable to metal ions, and a lithium secondary battery including the composition for a gel polymer electrolyte. In a case where the composition for a gel polymer electrolyte of the present invention is used in a lithium secondary battery, since the movement of metal ions dissolved from a cathode to an anode may be prevented or the precipitation of metal on the anode may be reduced, the lifetime of the battery may not only be improved but capacity characteristics of the battery may also be excellent even in the case in which the battery is charged at a high voltage as well as normal voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Hoon Yu, Doo Kyung Yang, Sun Sik Shin, Song Taek Oh, Yoo Sun Kang, Kyung Mi Lee, Jin Hyun Park, Jung Don Suk
  • Patent number: 9806313
    Abstract: A coated method for the preparation of a separator comprising multiple layers of glass or glass and ceramic particles for use in an electrochemical cell, an electrochemical cell comprising such a separator and the use of such an electrochemical cell. The method comprises the steps of providing a mixture of an organic polymeric material, glass or glass and ceramic particles and at least one solvent, and preparing a multilayer by phase inversion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Leclanche'
    Inventors: Pierre Blanc, Hilmi Buqa
  • Patent number: 9726480
    Abstract: A recognition method for a battery cell package and a structure thereof includes: a) providing a plurality of battery cells arranged in a stack or in a wrapped roll; b) providing a tape, an isolation film or an electrode slat having a shape recognition structure; c) providing a packaging bag; d) placing the tape, the isolation film or the electrode slat at an outer layer of the battery cells; and e) placing the plurality of battery cells into the packaging bag and drawing an air out of the packaging bag such that an outer surface of the packaging bag reveals the shape recognition structure of the tape, the isolation film or the electrode slat. Therefore, the specifications and models of the battery cell packages can be determined with ease to facilitate the categorization and storage of the battery cell packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventors: Jing-Yih Cherng, Po-Min Chuang, Chia-Ching Lin
  • Patent number: 9680135
    Abstract: A pouch-type flexible film battery, including: (a) a cathode structure including a cathode pouch, a cathode conductive carbon layer, and a cathode layer; (b) an anode structure including an anode pouch, an anode conductive carbon layer, and an anode layer; and (c) a polymer electrolyte layer that is provided between the cathode and anode structures, that is bonded to the cathode layer and to the anode layer, and that is a gel-type electrolyte having adhesive properties and including a cellulose-based polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventors: Young-Gi Lee, Kwang Man Kim, Min Gyu Choi, Kunyoung Kang
  • Patent number: 9570727
    Abstract: A battery separator is a microporous membrane. The membrane has a major volume of a thermoplastic polymer and a minor volume of an inert particulate filler. The filler is dispersed throughout the polymer. The membrane exhibits a maximum Z-direction compression of 95% of the original membrane thickness. Alternatively, the battery separator is a microporous membrane having a TMA compression curve with a first substantially horizontal slope between ambient temperature and 125° C., a second substantially horizontal slope at greater than 225° C. The curve of the first slope has a lower % compression than the curve of the second slope. The curve of the second slope is not less than 5% compression. The TMA compression curve is graphed so that the Y-axis represents % compression from original thickness and the X-axis represents temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Celgard LLC
    Inventors: Zhengming Zhang, Khuy V. Nguyen, Pankaj Arora, Ronald W. Call, Donald K. Simmons, Tien Dao
  • Patent number: 9490504
    Abstract: A lithium secondary battery 100 is configured such that an electrode body 20, in which a cathode and an anode are stacked via a separator impregnated with an electrolyte, is housed in a battery case 10 having a substantially cylindrical square shape and that an opening 12 of the case 10 is blocked by a lid 14. Further, the lid 14 is provided with a cathode terminal 38 and an anode terminal 48, and such terminals are respectively connected, inside the battery case 10, to an internal cathode collection terminal 37 and an internal anode collection terminal 47. A non-aqueous electrolyte used for the lithium secondary battery 100 contains, as a specific compound, for example, LiBOB, and an initial content of such specific compound relative to a capacitance of the anode is 0.04 to 0.5 [(mol/kg)/(mF/cm2)].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Onizuka, Tomohiro Nakano
  • Patent number: 9478794
    Abstract: A secondary battery including a cathode having a primary cathode active material and an alkaline source material selected from the group consisting of Li2O, Li2O2, Li2S, LiF, LiCl, Li2Br, Na2O, Na2O2, Na2S, NaF, NaCl, and a mixture of any two or more thereof; an anode having an anode active material; an electrolyte; and a separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventors: Huiming Wu, Khalil Amine, Ali Abouimrane
  • Patent number: 9472827
    Abstract: A main object of the present invention is to provide a solid electrolyte layer having flexibility, in which ion conductivity is inhibited from decreasing. The present invention attains the above-mentioned object by providing a solid electrolyte layer including a sulfide solid electrolyte material not having cross-linking sulfur substantially and a branched polymer for binding the above-mentioned sulfide solid electrolyte material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Inventors: Hiroshi Suyama, Shigenori Hama, Satoshi Wakasugi
  • Patent number: 9447242
    Abstract: A polybenzimidazole solution comprises a polybenzimidazole dissolved in an ionic liquid excluding 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride, 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hydroxide, and 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: PBI Performance Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Bobby G. Dawkins, Barrie Davies, Gregory S. Copeland, William L. Lawson, III
  • Patent number: 9252459
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte of the present invention includes an ionic liquid including a first alicyclic quaternary ammonium cation having one or more substituents, a second alicyclic quaternary ammonium cation having an alicyclic skeleton that is the same as an alicyclic skeleton of the first alicyclic quaternary ammonium cation, and a counter anion to the first alicyclic quaternary ammonium cation and the second alicyclic quaternary ammonium cation and an alkali metal salt. In the second alicyclic quaternary ammonium cation, one of substituents bonded to a nitrogen atom in the alicyclic skeleton is a substituent including a halogen element. In the ionic liquid, the amount of a salt including the second alicyclic quaternary ammonium cation is less than or equal to 1 wt % per unit weight of the ionic liquid, or is less than or equal to 0.8 wt % per unit weight of the nonaqueous electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Itakura, Kyosuke Ito, Rie Yokoi, Jun Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 9093696
    Abstract: An accumulator assembly comprising a plurality of electrical energy accumulator elements (12) superposed on a stacking axis and each comprising connecting electrodes (18, 20), wherein it comprises at least one electrically conductive spacer (22) arranged axially between the connecting electrodes of two adjacent accumulator elements and electrically linked to at least one of said elements, and at least one connecting plug (33) mounted inside a void (30) of the conductive spacer and linked to an electric cable (31) for a voltage measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignees: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN, Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: Olivier Joye, Thierry Auguet
  • Patent number: 9059369
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a transparent conductive film that can reduce a heating time of crystallizing an amorphous layer containing an indium-based complex oxide is provided. The method for manufacturing a transparent conductive film according to the present invention includes a first step of laminating an amorphous layer formed of an indium-based complex oxide on a first side of a film base material having a thickness of 10 to 50 ?m, a second step of forming a transparent conductive layer by heating the film base material on which the amorphous layer is laminated to 160° C. or above to crystallize the amorphous layer during a process of conveying the film base material from a feed roller and taking up the film base material on a take-up roller, and a third step of forming an adhesive layer on a second side of the film base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Inventors: Yuka Yamazaki, Tomotake Nashiki
  • Publication number: 20150147660
    Abstract: An all solid secondary battery including a positive electrode layer; a negative electrode layer; and a solid electrolyte layer disposed between the positive electrode layer and the negative electrode layer, wherein at least one of the positive electrode layer, the negative electrode layer, and the solid electrolyte layer includes a solid electrolyte including a first binder that is insoluble in a non-polar solvent and is non-continuously present in at least one of the positive electrode layer, the negative electrode layer, and the solid electrolyte layer, and a second binder that is soluble in non-polar solvent and is continuously present in at least one of the positive electrode layer, the negative electrode layer, and the solid electrolyte layer, wherein a solubility parameter of the first binder and a solubility parameter of the second binder are different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Satoshi FUJIKI, Yuichi AIHARA, Hajime TSUCHIYA
  • Publication number: 20150140442
    Abstract: The electrolyte material includes a polymer, a salt, and a solvent. The electrolyte material has a viscosity in the range from about 3.0 cP to about 20.0 cP such that the electrolyte material can be applied to a substrate using an ink jet print head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Theodore F. Cyman, JR., Kevin J. Hook, Pamela Geddes, Alan R. Murzynowski, James W. Blease, Daniel E. Kanfoush
  • Publication number: 20150132660
    Abstract: The present invention concerns electrode materials capable of redox reactions by electron and alkali-ion exchange with an electrolyte. The applications are in the field of primary (batteries) or secondary electrochemical generators, supercapacitors and light modulating systems of the electrochromic type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Nathalie Ravet, Simon Besner, Martin Simoneau, Alain Vallee, Michel Armand, Jean-Francois Magnan, Karim Zaghib
  • Publication number: 20150132661
    Abstract: A porous electrolytic composite membrane for electrochemical energy systems, such as alkaline fuel cells, metal-air batteries and alkaline electrolyzers, comprises a porous polymeric material and nanomaterials. The polymeric material is preferably polybenzimidazole (PBI). The nanomaterials are preferably functionalized or non-functionalized. The nanomaterials are preferably titania nanotubes and/or graphene oxide nanosheets. The membrane further comprises an electrolyte solution, such as KOH. A method of preparing the membrane is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Zhongwei CHEN, Michael FOWLER, Hadis ZARRIN
  • Patent number: 9017864
    Abstract: Provided is a secondary battery exhibiting excellent durability. Also disclosed is an electrolyte possessing a porous particle, an ionic liquid and a supporting electrolyte salt, wherein the electrolyte has a dynamic elastic modulus of at least 105 Pa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Akiyoshi Kimura, Emiko Mikoshiba
  • Patent number: 8993175
    Abstract: A polymer electrolyte including: a lithium salt; an organic solvent; a fluorine compound; and a polymer of a monomer represented by Formula 1 below. H2C?C—(OR)n—OCH?CH2??Formula 1 In Formula 1, R is a C2-C10 alkylene group, and n is in a range of about 1 to about 1000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung-sik Hwang, Han-su Kim, Jae-man Choi, Moon-seok Kwon
  • Patent number: 8986893
    Abstract: Disclosed is a battery including: a positive electrode; a negative electrode; and an electrolyte including a fluidic electrolyte in which an electrolytic solution containing a solvent and an electrolyte salt is present while maintaining fluidity, and a non-fluidic electrolyte in which an electrolytic solution containing a solvent and an electrolyte salt is supported by a polymeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Ichiro Yamada, Tomoyuki Shiratsuchi, Toru Odani
  • Patent number: 8974974
    Abstract: A solid-state electrolyte for rechargeable lithium batteries. The solid state electrolyte comprises a large unsaturated aromatic anion and a lithium charge carrier. The large unsaturated aromatic anion is selected from a di-lithium phthalocyanine and a di-lithium porphyrin, wherein one of the lithium ions of the unsaturated aromatic anion is replaced with a nitrogenous cation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Lawrence G. Scanlon, Jr., Joseph P. Fellner, William A. Feld, Leah R. Lucente, Jacob W. Lawson
  • Publication number: 20150064538
    Abstract: In various embodiments an improved binder composition, electrolyte composition and a separator film composition using discrete carbon nanotubes. Their methods of production and utility for energy storage and collection devices, like batteries, capacitors and photovoltaics, is described. The binder, electrolyte, or separator composition can further comprise polymers. The discrete carbon nanotubes further comprise at least a portion of the tubes being open ended and/or functionalized. The utility of the binder, electrolyte or separator film composition includes improved capacity, power or durability in energy storage and collection devices. The utility of the electrolyte and or separator film compositions includes improved ion transport in energy storage and collection devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Clive P. Bosnyak, Kurt W. Swogger, Milos Marinkovic
  • Publication number: 20150056488
    Abstract: The Coulombic efficiency of metal deposition/stripping can be improved while also preventing dendrite formation and growth by an improved electrolyte composition. The electrolyte composition also reduces the risk of flammability. The electrolyte composition includes a polymer and/or additives to form high quality SEI layers on the anode surface and to prevent further reactions between metal and electrolyte components. The electrolyte composition further includes additives to suppress dendrite growth during charge/discharge processes. The electrolyte composition can also be applied to lithium and other kinds of energy storage devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Ji-Guang Zhang, Wu Xu, Xilin Chen, Jiulin Wang, Yaohui Zhang, Jianfeng Qian
  • Publication number: 20150056517
    Abstract: An example of a flexible membrane includes a porous membrane and a solid electrolyte coating formed on at least a portion of a surface of the porous membrane, in pores of the porous membrane, or both on the surface and in the pores. The solid electrolyte coating includes i) a polymer chain or ii) an inorganic ionically conductive material. The polymer chain or the inorganic material includes a group to interact or react with a polysulfide through covalent bonding or supramolecular interaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Weidong Zhou, Xingcheng Xiao, Mei Cai
  • Publication number: 20150044573
    Abstract: The invention relates to lithium 1-trifluoromethoxy-1,2,2,2-tetra-fluoroethanesulphonate, the use of lithium 1-trifluoromethoxy-1,2,2,2-tetra-fluoroethanesulphonate as electrolyte salt in lithium-based energy stores and also ionic liquids comprising 1-trifluoro-methoxy-1,2,2,2-tetrafluoro-ethanesulphonate as anion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Gerd-Volker Röschenthaler, Martin Winter, Stefano Passerini, Katja Vlasov, Nataliya Kalinovich, Christian Schreiner Schreiner, Raphael Wilhelm Schmitz, Ansgar Romek Müller, Rene Schmitz, Tanja Schedlbauer, Alexandra Lex-Balducci, Miriam Kunze
  • Publication number: 20150044574
    Abstract: An electrolyte membrane for use in a rechargeable battery includes a polymer layer and platelet particles, where the polymer layer is reinforced with a fiber mat, and the polymer layer retains an electrolyte. A rechargeable battery uses the membrane in a position between a positive electrode and negative electrode where the membrane serves as an ion conductor for the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Mukerrem Cakmak, Cheng Qu
  • Patent number: 8951678
    Abstract: A solid electrolyte includes a sulfide-based electrolyte and a coating film including a water-resistant, lithium conductive polymer on a surface of the sulfide-based electrolyte, a method of preparing the solid electrolyte, and a lithium battery including the solid electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Myung-Hwan Jeong, Sung-Hwan Moon, Jae-Hyuk Kim, Yuri Matulevich, Hee-Young Chu, Chang-Ui Jeong, Jong-Seo Choi
  • Patent number: 8945776
    Abstract: An electrolyte for a rechargeable lithium battery and a rechargeable lithium battery including the same, the electrolyte including a lithium salt, a silylborate-based compound, an anhydride component, and a non-aqueous organic solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae-Ahn Kim, Mi-Hyeun Oh, Na-Rae Won, Sung-Hoon Kim
  • Publication number: 20150024256
    Abstract: A solid state battery includes a flexible polymer sheet, and an array of solid state pillars supported by and extending through the sheet. Each of the pillars has an anode layer, a cathode layer adjacent, and an inorganic solid electrolyte (ISE) layer interposed between the anode and cathode layers. A flexible electrochemical membrane includes a flexible polymer sheet, and an array of inorganic solid electrolyte pillars supported by the polymer sheet with each of the pillars extending through a thickness of the sheet to form an ionically conductive pathway therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Venkataramani Anandan, Andrew Robert Drews
  • Publication number: 20150004499
    Abstract: A porous coordination polymer-ionic liquid composite according to the present invention includes an insulating structure composed of a porous coordination polymer, and an ionic liquid retained inside pores of the porous coordination polymer. The porous coordination polymer preferably has a main chain containing a typical metal element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicants: KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyoto University
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kitagawa, Teppei Yamada, Kazuyuki Fujie
  • Patent number: 8911639
    Abstract: A polymer electrolyte composition including a metal salt and at least one polymer comprising a poly(glycidyl ether), where the at least one polymer is amorphous at ambient temperature. The poly(glycidyl ether) polymer can be a blend of poly(glycidyl ether) polymers, can be a poly(glycidyl ether) polymer blended with a mechanically strong solid polymer, and can be a block of a block copolymer that also includes a polymer block forming a mechanically strong solid polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Nathaniel A. Lynd, Glenn H. Fredrickson, Craig J. Hawker, Edward J. Kramer, Kate Barteau
  • Publication number: 20140363746
    Abstract: A rechargeable lithium cell comprising a cathode having a cathode active material, an anode having an anode active material, a porous separator electronically separating the anode and the cathode, a non-flammable quasi-solid electrolyte in contact with the cathode and the anode, wherein the electrolyte contains a lithium salt dissolved in a first organic liquid solvent with a concentration sufficiently high so that the electrolyte exhibits a vapor pressure less than 0.01 kPa when measured at 20° C., a flash point at least 20 degrees Celsius higher than the flash point of the first organic liquid solvent alone, a flash point higher than 150° C., or no flash point. This battery cell is non-flammable and safe, has a long cycle life, high capacity, and high energy density.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Hui He, Bor Z. Jang, Yanbo Wang, Aruna Zhamu
  • Publication number: 20140363744
    Abstract: A solid-state battery cell includes an anode, a cathode, and a solid electrolyte matrix. At least the anode or the cathode may include an active electrode material having pores. Further, an inner surface of the pores may be coated with a first surface-ion diffusion enhancement coating. The solid electrolyte matrix may further include an electrically insulating matrix for a solid electrolyte. The electrically insulating matrix may have pores or passages and an inner surface of the pores or the passages may be coated with a second surface-ion diffusion enhancement coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: IMEC VZW
    Inventors: Philippe M. Vereecken, Cedric Huyghebaert
  • Patent number: 8895193
    Abstract: A solid ionic electrolyte having an organic plastic crystal solvent (e.g. succinonitrile) doped with lithium bioxalato borate salt (LiBOB) may be used in an electrochemical device. Electrochemical devices are disclosed having a cathode, an anode, and a solid ionic electrolyte having a neutral organic plastic crystal solvent doped with LiBOB alone or in combination with another lithium salt. Such devices have a stable electrolyte interface over a broad potential window combined with high energy density delivery capacity and, in one example, the favorable properties of a neutral organic plastic crystal matrix such as succinonitrile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: National Research Council of Canada
    Inventors: Ali Abouimrane, Isobel Davidson
  • Publication number: 20140335425
    Abstract: A polymer that provides for effective proton/cation transfer within, through, across the polymer. The polymer may be used in an electrochemical sensor and may include a redox active species and a facilitator of proton transfer that may provide for the “shuttling”/transfer of a proton through the polymer. As such, the polymer may provide for protons to be transferred through the polymer from or to a conducting substrate. The polymer may also provide for separation of components, fluids, materials in an electrochemical system while still allowing for a transfer, shuttling of protons or cations between the components, fluids or material. The proton, cation transfer polymer may be used in a battery, an electrochemical sensor or a fuel cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Nathan Lawrence, Steven Antony Gahlings
  • Publication number: 20140322614
    Abstract: A sulfur-based cathode for use in an electrochemical cell is disclosed. The sulfur is sequestered to the cathode to enhance cycle lifetime for the cathode and the cell. An exemplary sulfur-based cathode is coupled with a solid polymer electrolyte instead of a conventional liquid electrolyte. The dry, solid polymer electrolyte further acts as a diffusion barrier for the sulfur. Together with a sequestering matrix in the cathode, the solid polymer electrolyte prevents sulfur capacity fade that occurs in conventional liquid electrolyte based sulfur systems. The sequestering polymer in the cathode further binds the sulfur-containing active particles, preventing sulfur agglomerates from forming, while still allowing lithium ions to be transported between the anode and cathode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: SEEO, INC
    Inventors: Hany Basam Eitouni, Mohit Singh
  • Publication number: 20140302399
    Abstract: There are provided an electrolyte-positive electrode structure which comprises a thin solid electrolyte and can develop excellent capacity and output, and a lithium ion secondary battery comprising the same. An electrolyte-positive electrode structure 7 comprises: a positive electrode 4 comprising a positive electrode active material layer 3 formed on a current collector 2; and a solid electrolyte 6 containing inorganic particles having lithium ion conductivity, an organic polymer, and a polymer gel, in which the organic polymer binds the inorganic particles and can be impregnated with the polymer gel, and the polymer gel holds an electrolyte solution and is impregnated into the organic polymer, wherein the positive electrode active material layer 3 is integrated with the solid electrolyte 6 using the organic polymer as a medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuki SAIMEN, Yuki ITO, Hayato TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 8852815
    Abstract: A solid electrolyte for an electrochemical device includes a composite of a plastic crystal matrix electrolyte doped with an ionic salt and a crosslinked polymer structure having a linear polymer as a side chain chemically bonded thereto. The linear polymer has a weight average molecular weight of 100 to 5,000 and one functional group. The electrolyte has high ionic conductivity comparable to that of a liquid electrolyte due to the use of the plastic crystal, and high mechanical strength comparable to that of a solid electrolyte due to the introduction of the crosslinked polymer structure. A method for preparing the solid electrolyte does not essentially require the use of a solvent, eliminating the need for drying. The electrolyte is suitable for use in a cable-type battery whose shape is easy to change due to its high ionic conductivity and high mechanical strength comparable to that of a solid electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yo-Han Kwon, Je-Young Kim, Byung-Hun Oh, Ki-Tae Kim
  • Patent number: 8852295
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes: an electric cell layer including a stack structure sequentially including: a positive electrode layer, a separator layer, and a negative electrode layer having an electrolyte higher in conductivity than an electrolyte of at least one of the separator layer and the positive electrode layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasunari Hisamitsu, Hideaki Horie, Taketo Kaneko, Osamu Shimamura
  • Patent number: 8822078
    Abstract: The present invention relates to freestanding carbon nanotube paper comprising purified carbon nanotubes, where the purified carbon nanotubes form the freestanding carbon nanotube paper and carbon microparticles embedded in and/or present on a surface of the carbon nanotube paper. The invention also relates to a lithium ion battery, capacitor, supercapacitor, battery/capacitor, and fuel cell containing the freestanding carbon nanotube paper as an electrode. Also disclosed is a method of making a freestanding carbon nanotube paper. This method involves providing purified carbon nanotubes, contacting the purified carbon nanotubes with an organic solvent under conditions effective to form a dispersion comprising the purified carbon nanotubes. The dispersion is formed into a carbon nanotube paper and carbon microparticles are incorporated with the purified carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Rochester Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Brian J. Landi, Ryne P. Raffaelle, Cory D. Cress
  • Patent number: 8822084
    Abstract: An electrolyte for a non-aqueous electrolyte battery according to the present invention contains a non-aqueous organic solvent; a solute; and both of difluorobis(oxalato)phosphate and tetrafluoro(oxalate)phosphate as additives. A non-aqueous electrolyte battery according to the present invention uses the above electrolyte. By the composite effect of the difluorobis(oxalato)phosphate and tetrafluoro(oxalate)phosphate in the non-aqueous electrolyte and the non-aqueous electrolyte battery, it is possible to improve not only the cycle characteristics and high-temperature storage stability of the battery but also the low-temperature characteristics of the battery at temperatures of 0° C. or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Central Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Shoichi Tsujioka, Aiichiro Fujiwara