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  • Publication number: 20130106029
    Abstract: A method for making an electrochemical cell includes, for example, providing a cathode powder; and pressing the cathode powder at a pressure of more than 500 bar and less than 10000 bar, resulting in a pressed cathode body with a pressed porosity of more than 5 vol % and less than 60 vol %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: INFINITE POWER SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: INFINITE POWER SOLUTIONS, INC.
  • Publication number: 20140154553
    Abstract: A power source for a solid state device includes: a first frame having a first contact portion, a first bonding portion and a first extension portion between the first contact portion and the first bonding portion; a second frame having a second contact portion, a second bonding portion and a second extension portion between the second contact portion and the second bonding portion; and a first pole layer, an electrolyte layer and a second pole layer positioned between the first and second contact portions, wherein a first portion of the electrolyte layer is positioned between the first extension and the first pole and a second portion of the electrolyte layer is positioned between the first extension and the second pole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicants: Infinite Power Solutions, Inc., Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: John K. Day, Michael W. Barror, Shawn W. Snyder, Alexandra Z. LaGuardia, Damon E. Lytle, Bernd J. Neudecker
  • Patent number: 8508193
    Abstract: A system that powers a wireless sensor mechanism from ambient sources without the need to replace a battery is disclosed. The present invention uses an energy harvesting mechanism built onto, for example, a substrate to recharge a rechargeable energy storage mechanism that is built on the same substrate. The energy storage mechanism provides power to a transmission/receiving mechanism and microprocessor that may also be arranged on said substrate. The energy-harvesting mechanism may be combined with a power management unit to enable efficient use and regulation of the harvested energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Infinite Power Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Keating, Timothy N. Bradow, Raymond R. Johnson, Prativadi B. Narayan
  • Patent number: 8268488
    Abstract: The invention relates to a solid-state lithium-ion thin-film electrolyte that, compared to the current state-of-the-art thin-film electrolyte, Lipon, exhibits an equal or larger electrochemical stability window (0-5.5 V vs. Li+/Li), an equal or smaller electronic conductivity (10?14 S/cm at 25° C.), the same ideal transference number for Li+ ions (t=1.000), and a 10× higher Li+ ion conductivity at ?40° C. Latter provides thin-film batteries (TFBs) with at least a 5× higher power performance at ?40° C. over the current state-of-the-art Lipon TFBs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Infinite Power Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Bernd J. Neudecker
  • Patent number: 7183693
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of battery and capacitor charging. In particular, the present invention provides pulsed current charging using changes, regardless of polarity, in the local energy environment to obtain power. The present invention relates, for example, to ambient energy charging thin film batteries, other batteries, or capacitors, via, for example, polyvinyladine fluoride homopolymer (PVDF), PVDF bi-axially poled, or other piezoelectric materials. Ambient energy may be defined as any change in energy within the local environment. Charging can be accomplished with, and is not limited to, positive or negative changes of the following energy types: thermal; visible light, including infrared and ultraviolet; mechanical motion or impact; triboelectric, including airflow or physical contact; movement in relation to a gravitational plane (increase or decrease in gravitational potential energy); and radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic energy, regardless of specific frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Infinite Power Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Brantner, Michael Baker Pearce, Adolph Trujillo
  • Patent number: 7088031
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of battery and capacitor charging. In particular, the present invention provides pulsed current charging using changes, regardless of polarity, in the local energy environment to obtain power. The present invention relates, for example, to ambient energy charging thin film batteries, other batteries, or capacitors, via, for example, polyvinyladine fluoride homopolymer (PVDF), PVDF bi-axially poled, or other piezoelectric materials. Ambient energy may be defined as any change in energy within the local environment. Charging can be accomplished with, and is not limited to, positive or negative changes of the following energy types: thermal; visible light, including infrared and ultraviolet; mechanical motion or impact; triboelectric, including airflow or physical contact; movement in relation to a gravitational plane (increase or decrease in gravitational potential energy); and radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic energy, regardless of specific frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Infinite Power Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Brantner, Michael Baker Pearce, Adolph Trujillo
  • Patent number: 8350519
    Abstract: Described herein is, for example, a battery or capacitor over voltage (overcharge) and under-voltage protection circuit, that, for example, is adapted to not draw current from the battery or capacitor to be charged unless charge energy is detected and to not charge an energy storage device when an over-charge condition is sensed. The protection circuit may, for example, not be turned on unless an over voltage condition is present. Incoming energy to the system can be shunted to ground via a shunt load of various types including resistive loads and active components such as a zener diode. In some embodiments, no switching of the inbound power is required. Within limits, no regulation of inbound power is needed. When inbound power is sufficient to charge the battery or capacitor, regulation can occur via the applied shunt regulator if overcharge voltage conditions exist. Either type of charge source, voltage or current, can be used to provide charge energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Infinite Power Solutions, Inc
    Inventors: Paul C. Brantner, Joseph A. Keating, Raymond R. Johnson, Timothy N. Bradow, Prativadi B. Narayan, Bernd J. Neudecker
  • Publication number: 20070202395
    Abstract: The present invention relates to metal foil encapsulation of an electrochemical device. The metal foil encapsulation may also provide contact tabs for the electrochemical device. The present invention may also include a selectively conductive bonding layer between a contact and a cell structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Applicant: INFINITE POWER SOLUTIONS
    Inventors: Shawn Snyder, Bernd Neudecker, Paul Brantner
  • Publication number: 20100203377
    Abstract: The present invention relates to metal foil encapsulation of an electrochemical device. The metal foil encapsulation may also provide contact tabs for the electrochemical device. The present invention may also include a selectively conductive bonding layer between a contact and a cell structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: Infinite Power Solutions
    Inventors: Shawn W. Snyder, Bernd J. Neudecker, Paul C. Brantner
  • Publication number: 20140076622
    Abstract: The present invention relates to, for example, printed circuit boards having a thin film battery or other electrochemical cell between or within its layer or layers. The present invention also relates to, for example, electrochemical cells within a layer stack of a printed circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Infinite Power Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernd J. Neudecker, Joseph A. Keating
  • Publication number: 20140030584
    Abstract: An electrochemical device includes an environmentally sensitive layer and a thin encapsulation layer deposited over said sensitive layer in which the thin encapsulation is a ceramic-metal composite laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Infinite Power Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond R. Johnson, Shawn W. Snyder, Paul C. Brantner, Timothy J. Bradow, Bernd J. Neudecker
  • Patent number: 8404376
    Abstract: The present invention relates to metal foil encapsulation of an electrochemical device. The metal foil encapsulation may also provide contact tabs for the electrochemical device. The present invention may also include a selectively conductive bonding layer between a contact and a cell structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Infinite Power Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn W. Snyder, Bernd J. Neudecker, Paul C. Brantner
  • Patent number: 8236443
    Abstract: The present invention relates to metal foil encapsulation of an electrochemical device. The metal foil encapsulation may also provide contact tabs for the electrochemical device. The present invention may also include a selectively conductive bonding layer between a contact and a cell structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Infinite Power Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn W. Snyder, Bernd J. Neudecker, Paul C. Brantner
  • Patent number: 8599572
    Abstract: The present invention relates to, for example, printed circuit boards having a thin film battery or other electrochemical cell between or within its layer or layers. The present invention also relates to, for example, electrochemical cells within a layer stack of a printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Infinite Power Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernd J. Neudecker, Joseph A. Keating
  • Publication number: 20130309556
    Abstract: An electrochemical device is claimed and disclosed, including a method of manufacturing the same, comprising an environmentally sensitive material, such as, for example, a lithium anode; and a plurality of alternating thin metallic and ceramic, blocking sub-layers. The multiple metallic and ceramic, blocking sub-layers encapsulate the environmentally sensitive material. The device may include a stress modulating layer, such as for example, a Lipon layer between the environmentally sensitive material and the encapsulation layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: INFINITE POWER SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Bernd J. Neudecker, Shawn W. Snyder
  • Publication number: 20070264564
    Abstract: The present invention relates to flexible thin film batteries on semiconducting surface or the conductive or insulating packaging surface of a semiconductor device and methods of constructing such batteries. Electrochemical devices may be glued to a semiconducting surface or the conductive or insulating packaging surface of a semiconductor device or deposited directly thereon. The invention also relates to flexible thin film batteries on flexible printed circuit boards where the electrochemical devices may also be glued or deposited on the flexible printed circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Applicant: INFINITE POWER SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Raymond JOHNSON, Shawn SNYDER, Paul BRANTNER, Timothy BRADOW, Bernd NEUDECKER
  • Patent number: 8394522
    Abstract: The present invention relates to metal film encapsulation of an electrochemical device. The metal film encapsulation may provide contact tabs for the electrochemical device. The present invention may also include a selectively conductive bonding layer between a contact and a cell structure. The present invention may further include ways of providing heat and pressure resilience to the bonding layer and improving the robustness of the protection for the cell structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Infinite Power Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn W. Snyder, Paul C. Brantner, Joseph A. Keating, Timothy N. Bradow, Prativadi B. Narayan, Bernd J. Neudecker
  • Patent number: 8197781
    Abstract: A method of forming a lithium orthophosphate sputter target or tile and resulting target material is presented. The target is fabricated from a pure lithium orthophosphate powder refined to a fine powder grain size. After steps of consolidation into a ceramic body, packaging and degassing, the ceramic body is densified to high density, and transformed into a stable single phase of pure lithium orthophosphate under sealed atmosphere. The lithium orthophosphate target is comprised of a single phase, and can preferably have a phase purity greater than 95% and a density of greater than 95%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Infinite Power Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernd J. Neudecker, Vassiliki Milonopoulou
  • Publication number: 20140295246
    Abstract: The present invention relates to flexible thin film batteries on semiconducting surface or the conductive or insulating packaging surface of a semiconductor device and methods of constructing such batteries. Electrochemical devices may be glued to a semiconducting surface or the conductive or insulating packaging surface of a semiconductor device or deposited directly thereon. The invention also relates to flexible thin film batteries on flexible printed circuit board where the electrochemical devices may also be glued or deposited on the flexible printed circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Infinite Power Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond R. Johnson, Shawn W. Snyder, Paul C. Brantner, Timothy J. Bradow, Bernd J. Neudecker
  • Patent number: 8062708
    Abstract: The present invention relates to masking techniques and apparatuses, and in particular, to a method and apparatus for masking a flexible substrate to be coated with one or more material layers. The method involves flexing a substrate to provide a curved surface and providing a flexible sheet on the curved surface to properly apply a coating on the surface of the substrate. The apparatus includes a substrate and a flexible sheet. An elastic material, such as a spring pin, or an off-axis roll-down bar may be used to create the tension used to flex the substrate and or flexible sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Infinite Power Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn W. Snyder, Paul C. Brantner, Henry L. Zoetewey
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