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Advanced Battery Technology
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ISSN: 001-8627

U. S. Battery and Fuel Cell Patents

  • Compiled by Eddie T. Seo
  • Littleton, CO, USA

Official Gazette, Volume 1300 (November 2005)

U.S. 6,959,730 (20051101), Single valve fuel cell stack gas flow and containment, Paul R. Margiott, UTC Fuel Cells, LLC.

U.S. 6,960,235 (20051101), Chemical microreactor and method thereof, Jeffrey D. Morse and Alan Jankowski, The Regents of the University of California.

U.S. 6,960,251 (20051101), Inhomogeneous silicas as carrier material, Stefan Uhrlandt, Ralf Schmoll, and Claus-Peter Drexel, Degussa AG (DE).

U.S. 6,960,331 (20051101), Methods of making lithium metal cathode active materials, Jeremy Barker, M. Yazid Saidi, and Jeffrey Swoyer, Valence Technology, Inc.

U.S. 6,960,334 (20051101), Amorphous nano-scale carbon tube and production method therefor, Hisaji Matsui, Ryoichi Nishida, Hitoshi Nishino, Chiharu Yamaguchi, Haruyuki Nakaoka, Kazuhiro Takezaki, and Katsuhiro Sasaki, Osaka Gas Company Limited (JP).

U.S. 6,960,335 (20051101), Nanostructured and layered lithium manganese oxide and method of manufacturing the same, Amit Singhal and Ganesh Skandan, Nanopowder Enterprises Inc.

U.S. 6,960,389 (20051101), Rigid porous carbon structures, methods of making, methods of using and products containing same, Amit Singhal and Ganesh Skandan, Nanopowder Enterprises Inc.

U.S. 6,960,401 (20051101), Fuel cell purging method and apparatus, Russell Howard Barton, Tan Duc Uong, Charles Joseph Schembri, and George Alexander Skinner, Ballard Power Systems Inc. (CA).

U.S. 6,960,402 (20051101), Perforated cylindrical fuel cells, Mehmet Suha Yazici, Robert Angelo Mercuri, and Robert Anderson Reynolds III, Advanced Energy Technology Inc.

U.S. 6,960,403 (20051101), Bonded polyimide fuel cell package and method thereof, Jeffrey D. Morse, Alan Jankowski, Robert T. Graff, and Kerry Bettencourt, The Regents of the University of California.

U.S. 6,960,404 (20051101), Evaporative cooled fuel cell, Steven G. Goebel, General Motors Corporation.

U.S. 6,960,406 (20051101), Electrode utilizing fluorinated carbon, Stanford R. Ovshinsky, Srinivasan Venkatesan, Hong Wang, Boyko Aladjov, and Subhash Dhar, Texaco Ovonic Fuel Cell LLC.

U.S. 6,960,407 (20051101), Fuel cell, Soichi Shibata, Hiroki Kusakabe, Kazuhito Hatoh, Nobuhiro Hase, Shinsuke Takeguchi, Hideo Ohara, Toshihiro Matsumoto, Katsuzou Kokawa, and Takayuki Urata, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 6,960,408 (20051101), Method of producing lead storage batteries and jig for production thereof, Toshikazu Suzuki, The Furukawa Battery Co., Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 6,960,409 (20051101), High discharge rate alkaline battery, Deyang Qu, Rovcal, Inc.

U.S. 6,960,410 (20051101), Electrolyte comprising non-ionic surfactant and lithium ion battery using the same, Hyeong-Jin Kim, Yeon-Hee Lee, Bong-Youl Chung, and Young-Keun Kim, LG Chem., Ltd. (KR).

U.S. 6,960,425 (20051101), Method for laminating and patterning carbon nanotubes using chemical self-assembly process, Myung Sup Jung, Jong Jin Park, Sung Ouk Jung, Seung Joo Seo, and Bon Won Koo, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd .(KR).

U.S. 6,960,899 (20051101), Apparatus for discharging a combination battery consisting of a plurality of secondary batteries, Tetsuya Kobayashi and Masaya Itou, Denso Corporation (JP).

U.S. 6,961,592 (20051101), Battery protection circuit, Gavin Paul OíConnor (ZA).

U.S. 6,962,170 (20051108), Microvalve for controlling fluid flow, Faiz Feisal Sherman, Vladimir Gartstein, and Daniel Jonathan Quiram, The Procter & Gamble Company.

U.S. 6,962,230 (20051108), Gas exhaust structure of fuel-cell-powered vehicle, Ryukou Hanaya and Tohru Ono, Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (JP).

U.S. 6,962,613 (20051108), Low-temperature fabrication of thin-film energy-storage devices, Mark L. Jenson, Cymbet Corporation.

U.S. 6,962,650 (20051108), Fuel for use in a fuel cell system, Kenichirou Saitou, Iwao Anzai, Osamu Sadakane, and Michiro Matsubara, Nippon Oil Corporation (JP).

U.S. 6,962,666 (20051108), Electrode materials with high surface conductivity, Nathalie Ravet, Simon Besner, Martin Simoneau, Alain Vallée, Michel Armand, and Jean-François Magnan, ACEP, Inc (CA), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR), and Universite de Montreal (CA).

U.S. 6,962,745 (20051108), Porous composite product particularly with high specific surface area, method for preparing and electrode for electrochemical assembly formed with a porous composite film, Jean-Francois Penneau, Francois Capitaine, and Philippe Le Goff, Bollore (FR).

U.S. 6,962,760 (20051108), Methods of conditioning direct methanol fuel cells, Cynthia Rice, Xiaoming Ren, and Shimshon Gottesfeld, The Regents of the University of California.

U.S. 6,962,761 (20051108), Vibration-resistant accumulator and method of its manufacture, Friedrich Kramm, Wolfgang Imhof, and Gunter Schmidt-Lukasch, Deutsche EXIDE Standby GmbH (DE).

U.S. 6,962,959 (20051108), Composite electrolyte with crosslinking agents, Matthew Robert Kurano, Gangadhar Panambur, Arunachala Nadar Mada Kannan, and Karl Milton Taft III, Hoku Scientific, Inc.

U.S. 6,963,186 (20051108), Battery charger and method of charging a battery, Raymond Hobbs.

U.S. 6,964,690 (20051115), Safety mechanism for rectangular battery and method of manufacturing the same, Yoshio Goda, Tadahiro Tokumoto, Ryuichiro Ebi, Tomomichi Ueda, and Masanori Makino, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 6,964,692 (20051115), Carbon monoxide adsorption for carbon monoxide clean-up in a fuel cell system, Craig S. Gittleman, William H. Pettit, and Gerald E. Voecks, General Motors Corporation.

U.S. 6,964,757 (20051115), Low-temperature hydrogen production from oxygenated hydrocarbons, Randy D. Cortright and James A. Dumesic, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.

U.S. 6,964,758 (20051115), Low-temperature hydrogen production from oxygenated hydrocarbons, Randy D. Cortright and James A. Dumesic, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.

U.S. 6,964,817 (20051115), Porous sintered metal and filter thereof, and method for producing porous sintered metal, Kenji Date and Masumi Nakai, Hitachi Metals, Ltd. (JP) and Hmy, Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 6,964,820 (20051115), Water recirculation in fuel cell power plant, Hitoshi Shimonosono and Takashi Hashimoto, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 6,964,821 (20051115), Fuel cell fuel supply system and mobile body, Syuji Hirakata, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha (JP).

U.S. 6,964,822 (20051115), Fuel cell control device and fuel cell vehicle control apparatus, Tomoki Kobayashi, Koji Kurosaki, and Yoshio Nuiya, Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (JP).

U.S. 6,964,823 (20051115), Solid polymer electrolyte, a membrane using thereof, a solution for coating electrode catalyst, a membrane/electrode assembly, and a fuel cell, Toru Koyama, Toshiyuki Kobayashi, Kenji Yamaga, Tomoichi Kamo, and Kazutoshi Higashiyama, Hitachi, Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 6,964,824 (20051115), Fuel cell and method of operating the same, Naoyuki Enjoji, Yoshinori Wariishi, Masaharu Suzuki, and Yuichiro Kosaka, Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (JP).

U.S. 6,964,825 (20051115), Compliant manifold gasket, Mohammad Farooque, Chao-Yi Yuh, Dana Kelley, and Michael Cramer, FuelCell Energy, Inc.

U.S. 6,964,826 (20051115), Coated catalytic material with a metal phase in contact with a grain boundary oxide, Stanford R. Ovshinsky, Benjamin Reichman, Michael A. Fetcenko, William Mays, and James Strebe, Ovonic Battery Company, Inc.

U.S. 6,964,827 (20051115), Alkali/transition metal halo- and hydroxy-phosphates and related electrode active materials, Jeremy Barker, M. Yazid Saidi, and Jeffrey L. Swoyer, Valence Technology, Inc.

U.S. 6,964,828 (20051115), Cathode compositions for lithium-ion batteries, Zhonghua Lu and Jeffrey R. Dahn, 3M Innovative Properties Company.

U.S. 6,964,829 (20051115), Lithium secondary cell and method for manufacturing same, Koji Utsugi, Mitsuhiro Mori, Jiro Iriyama, and Hironori Yamamoto, NEC Corporation (JP).

U.S. 6,964,830 (20051115), Lithium secondary battery, Michio Takahashi, NGK Insulators, Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 6,965,090 (20051115), Battery manufacturing method and apparatus, Shoji Karasawa, Yugo Nakagawa, and Hiromi Kajiya, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (JP) and Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha (JP).

U.S. 6,965,213 (20051115), Battery pack with vertical cells and slide in latch, Olaf Schadoffsky and Rainer Ontl, Hilti Aktiengesellschaft (LI).

U.S. 6,965,214 (20051115), Adapter for a power tool battery and a battery charger, Mark Kubale, David Rozwadowski, Pamela Stegehuis, and Robert Crisp, Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation.

U.S. 6,965,216 (20051115), Method and apparatus for ameliorating electrolyte stratification during rapid charging, Vladimir Pavlovic, Robert Field, and G. Robert Pickering, Edison Source.

U.S. 6,965,509 (20051115), Poly (3,4-alkylenedioxythiophene)-based capacitors using ionic liquids as supporting electrolytes, John R. Reynolds, Kyukwan Zong, John D. Stenger-Smith, Nicole Anderson, Cynthia K. Webber, and Andrew P. Chafin, The United States of America.

U.S. 6,965,544 (20051115), Electronic timepiece, Mamoru Watanabe, Yuichi Shino, Tamotsu Ono, and Kei Hirano, Seiko Instruments Inc. (JP).

U.S. 6,966,327 (20051122), Fluid balance control system for use in a fuel processor, Kevin H. Nguyen, W. Spencer Wheat, and Vesna R. Mirkovic, Texaco Development Corporation.

U.S. 6,967,012 (20051122), Imide/amide hydrogen storage materials and methods, Gregory P. Meisner, Frederick E. Pinkerton, Martin S. Meyer, Michael P. Balogh, and Matthew D. Kundrat, General Motors Corporation.

U.S. 6,967,038 (20051122), Production of catalyst coated membranes, William George OíBrien, EI du Pont de Nemours and Company.

U.S. 6,967,039 (20051122), Untreated diffusion media with mesoporous layer and devices incorporating the same, Jeanette E. OíHara, Joerg Roth, and Han Liu, General Motors Corporation.

U.S. 6,967,063 (20051122), Autothermal hydrodesulfurizing reforming method and catalyst, Shinichi Sato, Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 6,967,064 (20051122), Co-flow anode/cathode supply heat exchanger for a solid-oxide fuel cell assembly, Karl J. Haltiner Jr. and Sean M. Kelly, Delphi Technologies, Inc.

U.S. 6,967,065 (20051122), Separator of proton exchange fuel cell and its manufacturing method, Masahiro Saitou, Kazuo Saito, Kazuhide Matsumoto, Masashi Takahashi, Masayuki Itoh, Kunihiko Wada, and Kazutoshi Takaishi, Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba (JP).

U.S. 6,967,066 (20051122), Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, Fumito Kameyama, Fumiko Hara, Tsuyoshi Sugiyama, and Michiko Komiyama, Sony Corporation (JP).

U.S. 6,967,183 (20051122), Electrocatalyst powders, methods for producing powders and devices fabricated from same, Mark J. Hampden-Smith, Toivo T. Kodas, Plamen Atanassov, Klaus Kunze, Paul Napolitano, Rimple Bhatia, David E. Dericotte, and Paolina Atanassova, Cabot Corporation.

U.S. 6,967,232 (20051122), High-molecular gelling agent precursor for electrolyte, Minoru Takizawa, Seiji Doi, Chiaki Iwakura, Hiroshi Inoue, Naoji Furukawa, Shinji Nohara, Yoshifumi Sugito, Naomi Oguma, Sachio Yoshikawa, and Michiei Nakamura, Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals Mfg, Co., Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 6,967,258 (20051122), Production of quaternary ammonium salt of hydroxycarboxylic acid and quaternary ammonium salt of inorganic acid, Yutaka Kanbara, Yasushi Higuchi, Tomoo Tsujimoto, and Genki Nogami, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc. (JP).

U.S. 6,967,415 (20051122), Power source apparatus, Nobuyoshi Takehara, Canon Kabushiki Kaisha (JP).

U.S. 6,967,463 (20051122), Battery charger, John B. Gordon, Roger M. Burger, David M. Gordon, Stephen E. Gerencser, and Daryl D. Hochstetler.

U.S. 6,967,464 (20051122), Storage battery charging station, Bernd Heigl, Bernd Ziegler, and Rainer Ontl, Hilti Aktiengesellschaft (LI).

U.S. 6,967,465 (20051122), DC power source unit with battery charging function, Nobuhiro Takano, Takeshi Takeda, Eiji Nakayama, and Kazuhiko Funabashi, Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 6,967,466 (20051122), Method for determining the amount of charge which can be drawn on a storage battery, and monitoring device for a storage battery, Ingo Koch, VB Autobatterie GmbH (DE).

U.S. 6,967,467 (20051122), Method and apparatus for current delegation to a plurality of loads, Marc B. Riley, Taneka L. Frazier, and Martin H. Ramsden, Motorola, Inc.

U.S. 6,967,468 (20051122), Overvoltage and backflow current protection for a battery charger, Matthew D. Felder, Sigmatel, Inc.

U.S. 6,967,469 (20051122), Battery charging method, battery charging circuit, and portable electronic device having a battery, Isao Yamamoto, Tetsuro Hashimoto, Hiroyuki Ishikawa, and Shigekane Matsui, Rohm Co., Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 6,967,484 (20051122), Electronic battery tester with automotive scan tool communication, Kevin I. Bertness, Midtronics, Inc.

U.S. 6,967,890 (20051122), Battery power measuring system and method for a battery-backed SRAM, Cheng Yin Shen, Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd. (TW).

U.S. 6,968,744 (20051129), Capacitative pressure sensor with close electrodes, Kia Silverbrook and Samuel George Mallinson, Silverbrook Research Pty. Ltd. (AU).

U.S. 6,968,915 (20051129), Fuel cell automobile capable of reducing vibration, Narihiro Takagi, Takuma Kanazawa, and Koji Katano, Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (JP).

U.S. 6,969,123 (20051129), Upgrading and mining of coal, Harold J. Vinegar, Kevin Albert Maher, and Scott Lee Wellington, Shell Oil Company.

U.S. 6,969,269 (20051129), Battery charger, Yoshihiro Sakai, Sony Corporation (JP).

U.S. 6,969,411 (20051129), Compact light weight autothermal reformer assembly, Roger R. Lesieur, UTC Fuel Cells, LLC.

U.S. 6,969,493 (20051129), Apparatus for producing a hydrogen-rich and low carbon monoxide gas, Martin Schuessler, Barbara Strobel, and Detlef zur Megede, Ballard Power Systems AG (DE).

U.S. 6,969,503 (20051129), Vapor grown carbon fiber and electrode material for battery, Takashi Yanagisawa and Shunji Higaki, GSI Creos Corporation (JP).

U.S. 6,969,505 (20051129), Process for conducting an equilibrium limited chemical reaction in a single stage process channel, Anna Lee Tonkovich, Wayne W. Simmons, Kai Tod Paul Jarosch, Terry Mazanec, Eric Daymo, Ying Peng, and Jennifer Lynne Marco, Velocys, Inc.

U.S. 6,969,539 (20051129), Vapor deposition of metal oxides, silicates and phosphates, and silicon dioxide, Roy G. Gordon, Jill Becker, Dennis Hausmann, and Seigi Suh, President and Fellows of Harvard College.

U.S. 6,969,540 (20051129), Electrostatic spray coating apparatus and method, Albert E.. Seaver and William K. Leonard, 3M Innovative Properties Company.

U.S. 6,969,545 (20051129), Hydrogen storage container, Peter Finamore, Deere & Company.

U.S. 6,969,561 (20051129), Fuel cell ambient environment monitoring and control apparatus and method, Jake de Vaal and Harvindra Deo, Ballard Power Systems Inc (CA).

U.S. 6,969,562 (20051129), Fuel cell power generation method and system, Qingquan Su, Kazuo Kinoshita, Yasuo Tanaka, and Tomohiro Togo, Ebara Corporation (JP).

U.S. 6,969,563 (20051129), High power density fuel cell stack using micro structured components, Gerard Francis McLean, Angstrom Power (CA).

U.S. 6,969,564 (20051129), Fuel cell stack, Yoshinori Wariishi, Narutoshi Sugita, Masaharu Suzuki, Seiji Sugiura, Daisuke Wachi, and Yosuke Fujii, Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (JP).

U.S. 6,969,565 (20051129), Solid oxide fuel cell stack and method of manufacturing the same, Naoki Hara, Keiko Kushibiki, Fuminori Sato, Mitsugu Yamanaka, Makoto Uchiyama, and Masaharu Hatano, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 6,969,566 (20051129), Battery pack, Takatoshi Matsui, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 6,969,567 (20051129), Multi-cell battery, Lin R. Higley, Marshall D. Muller, and Dennis A. Corrigan, Texaco Ovonic Battery Systems, LLC.

U.S. 6,969,664 (20051129), Micro silicon fuel cell, method of fabrication and self-powered semiconductor device integrating a micro fuel cell, Giuseppe DíArrigo, Salvatore Coffa, and Rosario Corrado Spinella, STMicroelectronics Srl (IT).

U.S. 6,969,690 (20051129), Methods and apparatus for patterned deposition of nanostructure-containing materials by self-assembly and related articles, Otto Z. Zhou, Soojin Oh, Jian Zhang, Yuan Cheng, and Hideo Shimoda, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

U.S. 6,969,755 (20051129), Ion-exchange polymers, Peter Chamock, David J. Kemmish, Philip A. Staniland, and Brian Wilson, Victrex Manufacturing Limited (GB).

U.S. 6,969,970 (20051129), Method of controlling the charging of a battery, Donald R. Dias and Robert D. Lee, Dallas Semiconductor Corporation.

U.S. 6,969,971 (20051129), Reverse battery protection circuit, Ajit Dubhashi, International Rectifier Corporation.

U.S. 6,969,973 (20051129), Apparatus for calculating remaining battery capacity, Kozo Ooi and Masao Yamaguchi, Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 6,969,974 (20051129), Battery fuel gauge using safety circuit, Yong Liu, Motorola, Inc.

U.S. 6,969,981 (20051129), Voltage regulator power management apparatus, John Patrick Fairbanks and Hidehiko Suzuki, National Semiconductor Corporation.

U.S. 6,969,982 (20051129), Voltage regulation using current feedback, Joshua William Caldwell, National Semiconductor Corporation.

U.S. 6,969,997 (20051129), Power source test instrument, Tzong-Hsinang Lan and Wen-Way Chen, BenQ Corporation (TW).

U.S. 6,970,071 (20051129), Method and device for acquiring data, Hans-Georg Hornung, DaimlerChrysler AG (DE).