Having Disparate Nonelectrical Function Patents (Class 429/8)
  • Patent number: 10669638
    Abstract: Provided are an electrolyzer having excellent durability against reverse current. The electrolyzer 300 includes an anode 314, an anode chamber 310 housing the anode 314, a cathode 330, a cathode chamber 320 housing the cathode 330, and a diaphragm that separates the anode chamber 310 and the cathode chamber 320, wherein a reverse current absorption body 334 formed of a sintered compact containing nickel is disposed in at least one of an inside of the cathode chamber 320 and an inside of the anode chamber 310, and the reverse current absorption body 334 is not directly coupled to the cathode 330 and the anode 314 but is electrically connected to at least one of the cathode 330 and the anode 314.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: DE NORA PERMELEC LTD
    Inventors: Suguru Takahashi, Akihiro Madono, Takamichi Kishi, Osamu Arimoto
  • Patent number: 10637113
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a heat sink with two or more separated channels. The heat sink according to the present disclosure includes a cooling channel through which a refrigerant passes to cool a secondary battery by an indirect cooling method, the secondary battery including a cell assembly in which at least two unit cells are stacked, each unit cell including a positive electrode plate, a separator, and a negative electrode plate, and a plurality of positive and negative electrode tabs protruding from the positive and negative electrode plates of each unit cell is electrically connected to positive and negative leads, respectively, wherein the cooling channel has two or more separated channels. According to the present disclosure, provision of a cooling fin having a uniform cooling effect is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Min-Jung Kim, Seung-Hun Jung, Dal-Mo Kang
  • Patent number: 10619079
    Abstract: Provided are a seal tape and a secondary battery. The seal tape for adhering an electrode assembly includes a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer including a cured product of a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition including a polymer including a polar functional group-containing monomer as a polymerization unit, and is expanded in contact with an electrolyte solution to be detached from the electrode assembly, and therefore, isotropic volume expansion and contraction of the electrode assembly may be induced by repeated charging and discharging of a secondary battery and a disconnection phenomenon in which an electrode is disconnected may be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Min Soo Park, Yoon Tae Hwang, Mun Sung Kim, Myung Seob Kim, Se Woo Yang, Jung Kyu Lee, Young Wook Kim
  • Patent number: 9077026
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery pack that accurately fixes connection locations of a connection tab and a first pad and strengthens the impact resistance of a connection unit. A rechargeable battery pack according to an exemplary embodiment may include a first unit cell and a second unit cell formed by a rechargeable battery; a connection tab electrically connecting the first unit cell and the second unit cell to each other; and a protection circuit module (PCM) where an aperture in the protection circuit module is formed in a first pad connected to the connection tab, wherein the connection tab includes a first portion inserted into the aperture in the protection circuit module, and a second portion bent and connected to the first portion and overlapped with the first pad and including an aperture in the second portion of the connection tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jang-Gun Ahn
  • Patent number: 9065126
    Abstract: The oxidant inlets of the reactant gas flow field grooves (41) of a fuel cell (11) which suffers a crossover between the fuel and oxidant flow fields, due to a leak in the seals, the maxtrix or the membrane of the fuel cell, are blocked with a liquid (50) which cures in place, hot glue, two-part epoxy, or fluoroelastomers. This prevents heating as a result of combusting fuel with oxygen near the site, which avoids excessive heating and damaging of successive fuel cells. As a result, a fuel cell power plant (8) can continue to operate with only a minor loss of voltage and power, thereby avoiding the need to tear down the stack by loosening the tie-bolts. Voltage and hydrogen levels may be used to detect the crossover. The particular cell (11) with the leak can be determined by voltage or hydrogen monitoring, or by immersing the stack in a liquid while applying gas to the fuel inlet of the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Sridhar V. Kanuri, Timothy W. Patterson
  • Patent number: 9040187
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a battery pack for use with a portable electronic device. The battery pack includes a first set of cells with different capacities electrically coupled in a parallel configuration. Cells within the first set of cells may also have different thicknesses and/or dimensions. The first set of cells is arranged within the battery pack to facilitate efficient use of space within a portable electronic device. For example, the first set of cells may be arranged to accommodate components in the portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: APPLE, INC.
    Inventors: Ramesh C. Bhardwaj, Taisup Hwang, Richard M. Mank
  • Patent number: 8974927
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing hydrogen from an electrolyte solution, in particular an aqueous solution, is described. The apparatus includes a hydrogen-developing body having an electrolyte-contacting surface. The electrolyte-contacting surface of the hydrogen-developing body includes regions formed from magnesium, Mg, zinc, Zn, aluminium, Al, or alloys thereof alternating with regions formed from ferrum, Fe, or a ferrous alloy, Fe alloy. The apparatus may further include means for accumulating hydrogen which has developed on the surface of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: NIM Energy Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Fertman
  • Patent number: 8968896
    Abstract: The present disclosure teaches a method, system, and apparatus for the mitigation of internal shorting for improved battery safety. In one or more embodiments, the disclosed method for mitigating internal shorting in a battery involves sensing, with at least one sensor, an internal shorting condition of the battery. The method further involves producing, by at least one processor, at least one commanding signal to initiate motion of a filament breaking mesh. Also, the method involves moving, by at least one drive mechanism, the filament breaking mesh, upon receiving at least one commanding signal. Further, the method involves breaking, with the filament breaking mesh, at least one filament present within the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Harold E. Hager
  • Publication number: 20150004442
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: including an electrochemical cell defining an aperture therein, the aperture being configured to receive one or more components of an electronic device therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christian Saxe, Martin Feilberg Hansen, Olle Henrik Linden, Rasmus Vistisen, Markku Juhani Rajamaki
  • Publication number: 20140377595
    Abstract: A portable device includes a case having wall portions, a battery arranged within the case, and a polymer membrane arranged between at least one of the wall portions and the battery. The polymer membrane couples the battery to the at least one of the wall portions. The polymer membrane has a property of elastically changing at least one of the thickness and the length in a planar direction by being deformed in response to voltage application and restoring its original shape in response to the stoppage of the voltage application. The battery is caused to reciprocate by applying a voltage that changes periodically to the polymer membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Kazumasa BABA, Hiromitsu TAKEUCHI, Tamotsu SASADA
  • Publication number: 20140255733
    Abstract: Disclosed are fuel cell systems used as power sources aboard aircraft and utilizing catalytic systems. Fuel cell systems can include a fuel cell assembly and a catalyst system. The fuel cell assembly can receive a hydrogen input, receive an oxygen input comprising a fluid having an initial oxygen content, and convert the hydrogen input and the oxygen input so as to yield products, such as water, thermal energy, an oxygen-depleted product comprising the fluid having a second oxygen content lower than the initial oxygen content, and electrical power. The fuel cell assembly can supply any combination of such products to aircraft operational systems. The catalyst system can receive and combust hydrogen from the fuel cell assembly and/or a hydrogen storage vessel, such as to treat exhaust from the fuel cell assembly and/or provide heat for warming water and/or for regulating operating temperatures of fuel cell system components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Franck Masset, Yannick Brunaux
  • Publication number: 20140152264
    Abstract: An electrochemical energy converter device (1) with at least one in particular rechargeable electrode assembly (2), which is provided so as to make electrical energy available, at least temporarily, in particular to a consumer load, which has at least two electrodes (3, 3a) of differing polarity, with at least one current conducting device (4, 4a), which is provided so as to be electrically connected, preferably materially connected, with one of the electrodes (3, 3a) of the electrode assembly (2), with a cell housing (5) with a first housing part (6), wherein the first housing part (6) is provided so as to enclose the electrode assembly (2) at least in certain sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Li-Tec Battery GmbH
    Inventor: Li-Tec Battery GmbH
  • Publication number: 20140152448
    Abstract: The augmented battery includes an internal motion sensor, charge condition monitor, annunciator and optional wireless communicator. When the augmented battery is installed in a device, it provides augmented capabilities not present in the device when using conventional batteries. The augmented capabilities include responding to implicit commands from the user (by simply lifting the device containing the augmented battery) and explicit commands (such as intentional motion or tapping gestures) by providing audible or vibrational response indicating the charge conditions of the cell within the battery. Wireless communication allows the augmented battery to interact with external devices, such as battery health monitor display devices and also with the device into which the battery is installed, giving the device new augmented functionality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Philippe Morin, Ganymed Stanek
  • Patent number: 8734969
    Abstract: A dummy cell for a battery pack and a mold for manufacturing the same, the dummy cell including: a pair of opposing circular plates; a pair of opposing lateral plates extending between the circular plates and connected to opposing edges of the circular plates; and a reinforcement unit extending between the circular plates and the lateral plates. The reinforcement unit can be T-shaped or cross-shaped. The mold includes upper and lower molds that have grooves to form the dummy cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Daehyung Yoo
  • Patent number: 8679664
    Abstract: The present invention is a battery comprising: a power section containing a sulfur-based material; a distinguishing section which discolors by chemical reaction with hydrogen sulfide; and an exterior body incorporating the power section and the distinguishing section, the distinguishing section being observable from outside the exterior body. By checking discoloration of the distinguishing section or the distinguishing means, it is possible to easily detect the presence or absence of hydrogen sulfide in the battery and then judge deterioration of the battery with non-destructive inspection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kawaoka, Hiroshi Nagase, Yasuyuki Tamane
  • Patent number: 8679675
    Abstract: A battery including a battery case, an electrode assembly disposed in the battery case, the electrode assembly including a winding of a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate and a separator, wherein the separator is interposed between the first and second electrode plates, a cap assembly covering the battery case, and a member configured to prevent a short circuit of the electrode assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Teak Hyen Kwon, Young Jun Kim, Min Ho Song, Byung Jo Jung
  • Publication number: 20140072836
    Abstract: An electrochemical power system is provided that generates an electromotive force (EMF) from the catalytic reaction of hydrogen to lower energy (hydrino) states providing direct conversion of the energy released from the hydrino reaction into electricity, the system comprising at least two components chosen from: H2O catalyst or a source of H2O catalyst; atomic hydrogen or a source of atomic hydrogen; reactants to form the H2O catalyst or source of H2O catalyst and atomic hydrogen or source of atomic hydrogen; and one or more reactants to initiate the catalysis of atomic hydrogen. The electrochemical power system for forming hydrinos and electricity can further comprise a cathode compartment comprising a cathode, an anode compartment comprising an anode, optionally a salt bridge, reactants that constitute hydrino reactants during cell operation with separate electron flow and ion mass transport, and a source of hydrogen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: BLACKLIGHT POWER, INC.
    Inventor: Randell Lee Mills
  • Patent number: 8652664
    Abstract: A fuel cell sealing plate taking-out method that may include taking out a sealing plate from a stack of sealing plates one by one while an air layer exists between adjacent sealing plates of the stack of fuel cells. A protrusion may be formed beforehand at one or more surfaces of each sealing plate. Due to the air layer existing between adjacent sealing plates, it may be possible to take out the sealing plate one by one from the stack of sealing plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shiro Akiyama, Shigemitsu Nomoto
  • Patent number: 8568934
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mixing system for inerting a gas volume. A first exhaust gas that is provided by a fuel cell, and a second exhaust gas that is provided by a hydrogen reformer, can be mixed to form an inert gas mixture. The mixture can be fed into the gas volume for inerting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Heinz-Detlef Naeve, Juergen Friedrich Haastert, Lars Frahm
  • Publication number: 20130212911
    Abstract: A method is for manufacturing a battery box for footwear comprising: providing a first member and providing a second member. The method also includes connecting the first member and the second member such that the first member and the second member include a space. The method also includes placing the first and the second member in the footwear such that the first and the second member form a structure in the footwear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: Xue Feng Song
  • Patent number: 8512780
    Abstract: Disclosed are packaging systems and methods useful in extending the storage-life of foodstuff such as fresh fish. The packaging systems and methods can be used to transport or store the foodstuff for an extended period of time. The packaging systems preferably use a fuel cell to maintain a reduced oxygen level in the environment surrounding the foodstuff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Global Fresh Foods
    Inventors: Laurence D. Bell, David G. Schanzer, Brian J. Westcott
  • Publication number: 20130157086
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pressure-sensitive adhesive tape for battery containing a substrate and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer provided on at least one surface of the substrate, in which the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer has a thickness of from 2 ?m to 100 ?m, and in which the pressure-sensitive adhesive tape has a 180° peeling adhesive force toward an aluminum foil after pressure bonding at 25° C. being 0.05 N/10 mm or more and a 180° peeling adhesive force toward an aluminum foil after thermocompression bonding at a temperature of 30° C. or higher to lower than 200° C. being 0.5 N/10 mm or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventor: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130112445
    Abstract: An enhanced housing for portable power tools provides a magazine for accessories and consumables which conveniently holds screws, rapidly interchangeable screw bits, drill bits, and other light tools substantially on the power tool itself. A magnetic field generating module attached to, attachable, or integrated with a battery charger, a removable battery, or a handholdable powered drill or driver whereby one hand may support the power tool, various screws, screw bits, and drill bits while the other hand places or replaces screws, the screw bits, or drill bits without requiring a reachable shelf, table, garment, or pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventor: DEAN DRAKO
  • Patent number: 8431261
    Abstract: A fuel cell component includes a fuel cell component body having a surface, and an identification information display portion provided on the fuel cell component body. The identification information display portion is provided at a recessed region of the fuel cell component body recessed relative to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignees: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha, Toyoyta Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Katsuhiro Kajio
  • Publication number: 20130084473
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for battery armor including a first ballistic protection layer comprising a non-conductive material to provide ballistic protection, and a second ballistic protection layer abutting the first ballistic protection layer, the second ballistic protection layer including a battery layer. Exemplary embodiments for battery armor include layers of non-conductive and conductive materials to provide ballistic protection and electrical power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Gary F. Wahlquist, Charles L. Horvath, Timothy J. Imholt, H. Barteld VanRees
  • Publication number: 20130029184
    Abstract: A lead storage battery which prevents deterioration due to sulfation, wherein a nonionic dispersing agent is contained in an electrolytic solution, and a lead sulfate film removing device for applying a weak pulse current with a number of pulses of 4000 to 7000 times per second and a voltage amplitude of ±2 to ±5 V is incorporated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: MASSTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masafumi EMOTO
  • Publication number: 20120301751
    Abstract: Arrangement for producing hydrogen from an electrolyte solution, in particular an aqueous solution, the arrangement comprising a hydrogen-developing body, in the electrolyte-contacting surface of which regions formed from magnesium, Mg, or zinc, Zn, or the like, or an alloy thereof alternate with regions formed from ferrum, Fe, or a Fe alloy, or the like, and means for accumulating hydrogen which has developed on the surface of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: NIM Energy Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Fertman
  • Publication number: 20120295138
    Abstract: The invention, among other things, relates to a battery that comprises a body, the body including at least a positive terminal and a negative terminal. At least one of the positive terminal and the negative terminal carries a tool, which can be a screwdriver tip. The tool can be, for example, a Phillips screwdriver tip, a Slot-head tip, a Robertson-head tip, an Allen-wrench tip, a hexagonal-head tip, a TORX®-head tip, and/or a key. In an alternative embodiment, the invention relates to a sleeve for receiving a battery that comprises a body portion having a cavity adapted to receive and retain the battery, and a tool portion carried by the body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Herman
  • Patent number: 8293388
    Abstract: A thermal energy battery for cooling temperature sensitive components comprises a composite of a sorbent with ammonia, water, alcohol, amine or a fluorocarbon refrigerant absorbed thereon and incorporated on a substrate material. The composite is encased in a containment material configured to rupture or otherwise release refrigerant desorbed by the sorbent composition when internal battery pressure reaches a threshold ?P from the outside pressure, and thermal conduction means in thermal contact with the thermal energy battery and one or more temperature sensitive components for directing thermal energy therebetween to heat the composite and cool the temperature sensitive components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Rocky Research
    Inventor: Uwe Rockenfeller
  • Publication number: 20120223185
    Abstract: An on-board supply system (10) for use in an aircraft comprises a fuel cell unit (20) for generating electrical energy and heat energy, and at least one consumer system (100). The fuel cell unit (20) is designed to release heat energy in the form of hot air, and the consumer system (100) is designed to absorb the electrical energy and the heat energy in the form of hot air. The fuel cell unit (20) can comprise at least one low-temperature (LT) fuel cell (30) and at least one high-temperature (HT) fuel cell (40), which can both (30, 40) be designed to be regulated to their respective operating temperature in operation by means of air cooling, and an air cooling inlet (44) of the HT fuel cell (40) can be connected in fluid communication with an air cooling outlet (36) of the LT fuel cell (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: DIEHL AEROSPACE GMBH
    Inventor: Trong TRAN
  • Publication number: 20120214028
    Abstract: A fuel cell system (1) comprises a fuel cell unit (10); and a control unit (20); the control unit including: an allowable operation time setting section (22) which sets an allowable operation time (T6) of the fuel cell unit for each unit period (T3); and an operation control section (21) which operates the fuel cell unit such that an actual operation time (T7) of the fuel cell unit per unit period is not more than the allowable operation time; the allowable operation time setting section calculates an accumulated value of reference values (T5) of the allowable operation time for each unit period which correspond to past all unit periods and an accumulated value of values of the actual operation time for each unit period which correspond to past all unit periods, the reference values of the allowable operation time for each unit period being set based on the durable operation time (T2) and the guaranteed usage period (T1); and if a remaining operation time (T9) which is a difference value between the accumulat
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nagasato, Takanori Shimada, Yoshikazu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8202637
    Abstract: A fuel cell sealing plate taking-out method that may include forming an air layer between adjacent sealing plates and taking out a sealing plate from a stack of sealing plates one by one. A protrusion may be formed beforehand at one or more surfaces of each sealing plate. Also, a sealing plate taking-out apparatus having a suction pad and a projection that protrudes more than the suction pad toward the sealing plate. Due to the air layer formed between adjacent sealing plates, it may be possible to take out the sealing plate one by one from the stack of sealing plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shiro Akiyama, Shigemitsu Nomoto
  • Publication number: 20120114981
    Abstract: Provided is a novel structural electric device having improved safety. More particularly, provided is a novel structural electric device devised to resolve several issues regarding heat generation, ignition, and explosion, which may be caused by a sharp needle-shaped object penetrating an electric device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: Seung Su CHO, Seung Taek Hong, Seung Don Choi, Dae Sik Choi, Yong Kyu Ju, Dae Hong Kwon, You Rim Yoon, Soul Gie Hong
  • Patent number: 8137827
    Abstract: Provided is a visualization apparatus for a transparent PEMFC using a transparent window having conditions approximating a real PEMFC. More specifically, the present invention improves a fixing frame in consideration of the distribution of pressure applied by the fixing frame, such that the visualization apparatus for a transparent PEMFC has operating conditions approximating the real PEMFC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Joongmyeon Bae, Dong-ryul Lee
  • Publication number: 20120003508
    Abstract: A battery of lithium electrochemical generators including a casing; a plurality of lithium electrochemical generators housed in the casing, each generator including a container; a rigid, flame-retardant foam with closed porosity formed of an electrically insulating material filling the space between the inner wall of the casing and the free surface of the side wall of the container of each electrochemical generator, the foam covering the free surface of the side wall of the container of each electrochemical generator over a length representing at least 25% of the height of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: SAFT
    Inventors: Alexandre NARBONNE, Benoît TURBE, Olivier RABAUD
  • Patent number: 7965245
    Abstract: A method including: optimizing space within a device by having a feed element for an antenna as an integral part of the device but not having the antenna as an integral part of the device; and providing the antenna as a part of a battery for the device. A radio communications device including: a battery comprising: a metal housing element; and an accessible conductive contact electrically connected to the metal housing; and a RF feed element for connection to the external conductive contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Petri Keski-Opas
  • Publication number: 20110104524
    Abstract: Provided is a visualization apparatus for a transparent PEMFC using a transparent window having conditions approximating a real PEMFC. More specifically, the present invention improves a fixing frame in consideration of the distribution of pressure applied by the fixing frame, such that the visualization apparatus for a transparent PEMFC has operating conditions approximating the real PEMFC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Joongmyeon BAE, Dong-ryul LEE
  • Publication number: 20110076523
    Abstract: There is provided an information-processing equipment including a chassis having a housing section for detachably housing a battery pack therein, wherein the housing section is formed to include an opening portion for enabling inserting the battery pack from a side of the chassis, a back wall which opposes to a mounting end surface of the battery pack, a pair of side walls which oppose to a pair of side surfaces of the battery pack, and a ceiling wall which opposes to a mounting flat surface of the battery pack. The side wall of the housing section is provided with guide rails adapted to engage with slot portions provided on the side surface of the battery pack and to guide operations for inserting the battery pack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventors: Akira IWAMOTO, Masaru Furujiku
  • Publication number: 20100221585
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pressure-sensitive adhesive tape for battery, which includes a substrate and a pressure-sensitive adhesive applied on at least one surface of the substrate, in which the pressure-sensitive adhesive is applied on a part of the substrate, and in which either one of a portion at which the pressure-sensitive adhesive is applied and a portion at which the pressure-sensitive adhesive is not applied has a degree of haze of more than 15%, and the other one of said portions has a degree of haze of 15% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadashi TERASHIMA, Mitsuru KAMITANI, Masaaki SATO
  • Publication number: 20100209744
    Abstract: A battery pack including a bare cell and an absorber disposed on a surface of the bare cell. The absorber is formed of a ferrite sintered body, which may be divided into sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Bongyoung KIM
  • Publication number: 20100201126
    Abstract: Provided are a turbo generator and a fuel cell system having the same. The turbo generator includes a housing; an air inlet formed on the same axis as the axis of the housing on a first side of the housing; a rotor, a stator winding unit, impeller, and a turbine wheel mounted in the housing; and a tie-shaft installed to pass through the impeller and the turbine wheel and rotatably and integrally support the rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung-bae Chen, Jin-Tae Kim, Jae-Youl Her
  • Publication number: 20100136375
    Abstract: An in-line planar fuel cell height measurement system is mainly composed of a main stand, at least a top platform above a high temperature furnace, a displacement detection unit on the top platform with a central axis connecting to an extension rod that goes downward into the high temperature furnace and contacts the top surface of the cell stack inside the high temperature furnace, a displacement display unit connecting to the displacement detection unit through signal transmission cables, and a data processing unit connecting to the displacement display unit through signal transmission cables, so the displacement detection unit can sense the height change for the cell stack in the high temperature furnace during temperature rise and operation and send out a signal, which can be directly displayed by the displacement display unit and received by a data processing unit for further analysis and storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventors: YUNG-NENG CHENG, Ruey-Yi Lee, Hung-Hsiang Lin
  • Publication number: 20100092806
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a power source configured to provide power to one or more external components. The power source includes one or more metallization layers. At least one of the one or more metallization layers is configured as an antenna for transmitting or receiving wireless signals. The power source could include a hydrogen generator configured to produce hydrogen gas and a fuel cell configured to generate an electrical current using the hydrogen gas. The hydrogen generator could include a fuel for producing the hydrogen gas and a selectively permeable membrane surrounding the fuel. The fuel cell could include a first electrode surrounding the selectively permeable membrane, a proton exchange membrane surrounding the first electrode, and a second electrode surrounding the proton exchange membrane. The hydrogen generator may be configured to produce the hydrogen gas using water, and the power source may consume only oxygen gas and optionally water vapor from an ambient environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Andrzej Peczalski, Steven J. Eickhoff
  • Publication number: 20090269621
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an integrated device (10) comprising at least one active organic element (14, 24, 26), a substrate supporting the at least one active organic element, a prefabricated thin battery (20) coupled to the at least one active organic element, and an encapsulation for sealing the integrated device, wherein one of the substrate and the encapsulation is formed by the prefabricated thin battery. This structure allows for a thin integrated device. The present invention also relates to a method for the manufacturing of such an integrated device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Herbert Lifka, Albertus Adrianus Maria Dortmans, Eric Alexander Meulenkamp, Cristina Tanase
  • Publication number: 20090256766
    Abstract: A mobile phone antenna integrated with a battery, comprising: a plurality of battery electrodes; a dielectric layer separating the battery electrodes from one another; and a slot formed in the battery electrodes; wherein walls of the slot are parallel to each other and the electrodes with said slot are adapted to emit and receive electromagnetic waves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Applicant: BURY SP Z O.O.
    Inventor: Henryk BURY
  • Publication number: 20090239104
    Abstract: A method including: optimizing space within a device by having a feed element for an antenna as an integral part of the device but not having the antenna as an integral part of the device; and providing the antenna as a part of a battery for the device. A radio communications device including: a battery comprising: a metal housing element; and an accessible conductive contact electrically connected to the metal housing; and a RF feed element for connection to the external conductive contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventor: Petri Keski-Opas
  • Publication number: 20090220388
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a single step design for carbon dioxide removal and fixation using a cell incorporating a carbon dioxide selective film tor active/passive transport while simultaneously producing oxygen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2007
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Bruce F. Monzyk, Peter M. Martin, Christopher J. Pestak, Linda M. Carleton
  • Publication number: 20090208779
    Abstract: In electronic equipment using a fuel cell as a power source, an antenna and a fuel cell, which are provided in a lower case of a main body receiving electronic parts, are arranged at a given distance from each other. An acceptable communication state can be established in the electronic equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventors: Yoshie OZEKI, Hiroyuki Hasebe, Hideyuki Oozu, Yukinori Akamoto, Takashi Shimoyamada, Hideaki Yasui, Kenichi Takahashi, Nobuyasu Negishi, Kiyoshi Senoue, Koichi Kawamura
  • Publication number: 20090159311
    Abstract: A battery system for storing electrical power and supplying electrical power to a vehicle is disclosed. The system includes multiple battery packs, each with a plurality of cells. The cells in each battery pack are electrically connected with one another and the multiple battery packs are also electrically connected with one another to combine the total energy output of the cells of the system. The electrical connections between at least some of the cells include a severable feature, whereby the electrical connection is severed locally at the severable feature in response to an impact force that is in excess of a predetermined magnitude and/or an overcurrent/overtemperature condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventors: Weixin Zheng, Jianhua Zhu, Xi Shen, Hao Hu, Qing Lai, Yingliang Ji, Liying Pan, Yuanyuan He
  • Publication number: 20090142628
    Abstract: The battery system cooled via coolant has a battery block 3 with a plurality of rectangular batteries 1 retained in a stacked configuration by a battery holder 4; a cooling plate 8 disposed in thermal contact with the bottom surface of the battery block 3 and having a hollow region 18 inside; cooling pipe 6 disposed inside the hollow region 18 of the cooling plate 8; and a coolant supply device 7 to supply coolant to the cooling pipe 6. The hollow cooling plate 8 has a surface plate 8A that makes thermal contact with the bottom surface of the battery block 3, and cooling pipe 6 is disposed within the hollow region 18 in contact with the inside of the surface plate 8A. Further, the cooling plate 8 hollow region 18 is filled with plastic foam 9.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventors: Wataru Okada, Hideo Shimizu, Shinsuke Nakamura