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Advanced Battery Technology
©2011 Seven Mountains Scientific
ISSN: 001-8627

U. S. Battery and Fuel Cell Patents

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

Official Gazette, Volume 1348 (November 2009)

U.S. 7,610,743 (20091103), Carbon fiber spun yarn and woven fabric thereof, Tatsuo Kobayashi and Naohiro Sonobe, Kureha Corp. (JP).

U.S. 7,610,978 (20091103), Battery unit mounting structure for electric vehicle, Seiichi Takasaki and Nobuyuki Shimura, Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (JP).

U.S. 7,611,384 (20091103), Battery terminal connector, Pax Maguire, Ford Global Technologies.

U.S. 7,611,390 (20091103), Terminal connection structure for a battery, Yoshihiro Nakazawa, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 7,611,391 (20091103), Battery connector, Ji-En Long and Wei-Nan Kuo, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. (TW).

U.S. 7,611,549 (20091103), Magnetic stacking fixture for stacking electrodes, Benjamin J. Haasl, Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

U.S. 7,611,568 (20091103), Liquid-gas separator for direct liquid feed fuel cell, Sang-kyun Kang, Dong-kee Sohn, Woong-ho Cho, and Sang-hyeon Choi, Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. (KR).

U.S. 7,611,643 (20091103), Electrically conducting resin composition for fuel cell separator and fuel cell separator, Toshihiro Arai, Hiroshi Sakamoto, and Tomoaki Kobayashi, Showa Denko KK (JP).

U.S. 7,611,784 (20091103), Integrated switching assemblies for a fuel cell stack, Michael W. Murphy, GM Global Technology Operations, Inc.

U.S. 7,611,785 (20091103), Generation method with fuel cell generation system and fuel cell generation system, Kunihiko Murayama, Ebara Corp. (JP).

U.S. 7,611,786 (20091103), Polymer electrolyte fuel cell power generation system, Kazuhito Hatoh, Hiroki Kusakabe, Shinsuke Takeguchi, and Yasuhiro Seki, Panasonic Corp. (JP).

U.S. 7,611,787 (20091103), Colorant treated ion exchange resins, method of making, heat transfer systems and assemblies containing the same, and method of use, Bo Yang, Peter M. Woyciesjes, Filipe J. Marinho, and Aleksei V. Gershun, Honeywell International Inc.

U.S. 7,611,788 (20091103), Fuel cell stack, Hideaki Kikuchi, Masaaki Sakano, Yasuhiro Watanabe, and Satoshi Tanimoto, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 7,611,789 (20091103), Energy storage system, Bart D. Hibbs, William M. Parks, and Omourtag A. Velev, Aero Vironment Inc.

U.S. 7,611,790 (20091103), Zinc/air battery with improved lifetime, Dirk Lange, Wilhelm Frey, and Bhaskar Srinivasan, Robert Bosch GmbH (DE).

U.S. 7,611,791 (20091103), Spirally-wound fuel cell assembly, Ron Brost, William Schank, James Waldecker, and Bruce Blakemore, Ford Motor Co.

U.S. 7,611,792 (20091103), Humidifying gas induction or supply system, Mark Christopher Tonkin, Mark Andrew Young, and Mark Elden Schuchardt, Design Technology and Innovation Ltd. (GB).

U.S. 7,611,793 (20091103), Fuel cell system, hydrogen gas supply unit, and method of controlling fuel cell system, Shigeaki Murata and Shimpei Miura, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha (JP).

U.S. 7,611,794 (20091103), Water controller system for direct methanol fuel cell, Taegeun Noh, Goyoung Moon, and Sanghyun Lee, LG Chem, Ltd. (KR).

U.S. 7,611,795 (20091103), Fuel cell manufacturing method and fuel cell, Satoshi Aoyama, Naoki Ito, and Hiromichi Sato, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha (JP).

U.S. 7,611,796 (20091103), Solid-oxide fuel cell with ferritic support, Ander Laresgoiti, Lide Rodriguez, and Igor Villarreal, IKERLAN S. Coop (ES).

U.S. 7,611,797 (20091103), Lithium secondary battery with safety device, Chang-Seob Kim, Su-Jin Han, Min-Ho Gong, Jun-Won Kang, Soo-Youn Maeng, and Ju-Hyung Kim, Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. (KR).

U.S. 7,611,798 (20091103), Bus bar for electric connection and middle and battery module comprising the same, Junill Yoon and Juyoung Kim, LG Chem, Ltd. (KR).

U.S. 7,611,799 (20091103), Battery rack and system, Andew Marraffa, Kim Manufacturing Co.

U.S. 7,611,800 (20091103), Battery module, Tae-Yong Kim, Samsung Mobile Display Co, Ltd. (KR).

U.S. 7,611,801 (20091103), Non-aqueous electrolyte, rechargeable lithium battery, and rechargeable battery system, Takitaro Yamaguchi, Ryuichi Shimizu, and Cheol-Soo Jung, Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. (KR).

U.S. 7,611,802 (20091103), Lithium secondary battery containing silicon-based or tin-based anode active material, Young-Min Kim, Eun-Suok Oh, Juhyun Kim, and Minjung Ryu, LG Chem, Ltd. (KR).

U.S. 7,611,803 (20091103), Electrochemical cell, Guanghong Zheng, Eveready Battery Co., Inc.

U.S. 7,611,804 (20091103), Nonaqueous secondary battery and electronic equipment using the same, Hideo Sakata, Hayato Higuchi, and Fusaji Kita, Hitachi Maxell, Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 7,611,805 (20091103), Lithium/fluorinated carbon (Li/CFx) electrochemical cell, Dominick Frustaci, Donald Kaiser, Paul Hallifax, John Duggan, and Kenneth Moceri, Greatbatch Ltd.

U.S. 7,612,468 (20091103), Uninterruptible power supply device with circuit for degradation judgment of storage battery, Yoshiaki Okui, Sanyo Denki Co., Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 7,612,472 (20091103), Method and apparatus for monitoring energy storage devices, Srdan Mutabdzija, Eyob Demissie, Francis J. Masciarelli, and Michael Falcinelli, American Power Conversion Corp.

U.S. 7,612,523 (20091103), Method of recovering voltage of a primary cell and its device, Chu-Tsai Li, Promore Environment & Energy Co., Ltd. (TW).

U.S. 7,612,524 (20091103), Motor vehicle battery disconnect circuit having electronic disconnects, Clayton M. Howell, John D. Jervis, and H. Edward Kelwaski, International Truck Intellectual Property Co., LLC.

U.S. 7,612,525 (20091103), Electrical apparatus, Masatoshi Ito, Hiroshi Miyazaki, Toshiharu Ohashi, and Akira Kawai, Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 7,612,526 (20091103), Battery module having coupled cases of adjacent unit batteries, Yong-Sam Kim, Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. (KR).

U.S. 7,612,527 (20091103), Communicative and virtual battery chargers and methods, Peter F. Hoffman, Michael J. Brandon II, Jennifer Ana Moffat, Scott W. Osiecki, and Peter C. Castellucci, Eveready Battery Co., Inc.

U.S. 7,612,530 (20091103), Bridge battery voltage equalizer, Yoshihiro Konishi, Tain-Syh Luor, and Yi-Shuo Huang, Industrial Technology Research Institute (TW).

U.S. 7,612,531 (20091103), Deep discharge battery dynamic charging system and method, Surender Makhija and Kurt Raichle, SPX Corp.

U.S. 7,612,532 (20091103), Method for controlling and monitoring using a state estimator having variable forgetting factors, Mark W. Verbrugge, GM Global Technology Operations, Inc.

U.S. 7,612,533 (20091103), Capacity adjustment apparatus and method of secondary battery, Tsuyoshi Morita and Atsushi Kawase, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 7,612,534 (20091103), Capacity adjustment apparatus and method of secondary battery, Tsuyoshi Morita and Takeshi Miyamoto, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 7,612,535 (20091103), Charge indicator, Peter Streuer, VB Autobatterie GmbH (DE).

U.S. 7,612,536 (20091103), Pre-set discharging of batteries, Cary J. Hoffer, Memphis-Zhihong Yin, and Cynthia K. Head, Hewlett-Packard Development Co., LP.

U.S. 7,612,537 (20091103), Galvanically isolated charge balance system, John Wynne and Eamon Hynes, Analog Devices, Inc.

U.S. 7,612,538 (20091103), Method for estimating SOC of a battery and battery management system using the same, Il Cho, Do Youn Kim, and Do Yang Jung, LG Chem, Ltd. (KR).

U.S. 7,612,539 (20091103), Battery charger circuits using constant current/constant voltage mode using maintenance offset currents and methods of operating the same, Lee Won Woo and Choi Jin Sub, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KR).

U.S. 7,612,540 (20091103), Lithium-ion battery diagnostic and prognostic techniques, Harmohan N. Singh, Honeywell International Inc.

U.S. 7,612,985 (20091103), Electrochemical double-layer capacitor using organosilicon electrolytes, Viacheslav V. Dementiev, Robert C. West, Robert J. Hamers, and Kiu-Yuen Tse, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.

U.S. 7,613,577 (20091103), Onboard battery monitoring apparatus and method for correcting offset value of current sensor thereof, Shigeo Yamaji and Toshiyuki Asakura, Yazaki Corp. (JP).

U.S. 7,614,469 (20091110), Battery case and method for securing same, Ajith Kuttannair Kumar and Michael Patrick Marley, General Electric Co.

U.S. 7,614,906 (20091110), Secondary battery and a secondary battery module using the same, Jae-Kyung Kim, Jun Sonu, and Ki-Ho Kim, Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. (KR).

U.S. 7,614,921 (20091110), Battery post electrical terminal for electrically coupling an electrical conductor with the battery post of a battery, Ken Sikora, Group Dekko, Inc.

U.S. 7,615,084 (20091110), Secondary battery, and its production process, Tsuyoshi Iijima, Toshinobu Miyakoshi, Satoshi Maruyama, and Makoto Kobayashi, TDK Corp. (JP).

U.S. 7,615,293 (20091110), Fuel cell electrode with redox catalyst, William E. Farneth, Michael B. Damore, and Mark Andrew Harmer, E I du Pont de Nemours and Co.

U.S. 7,615,294 (20091110), Methods of removing contaminants from a fuel cell electrode, James H. Saunders, Alan J. Markworth, Caroline M. Markworth, Bradley C. Glenn, and Barry Hindin, Battelle Memorial Institute.

U.S. 7,615,295 (20091110), Hydrogen generator and fuel cell system, Yoshiyuki Isozaki, Yuusuke Sato, and Hiroshi Takeda, Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba (JP) and Sud-Chemie Catalysts Japan, Inc. (JP).

U.S. 7,615,296 (20091110), Fuel cell system, Hideo Ohara, Masataka Ozeki, Akinari Nakamura, Yoshikazu Tanaka, Shigeki Yasuda, and Takashi Nishikawa, Panasonic Corp. (JP).

U.S. 7,615,297 (20091110), Fuel cell, Satoshi Aoyama, Naoki Ito, Masahiko Iijima, Shigeru Ogino, Kenji Kimura, Hiromichi Sato, Yasuhiro Izawa, and Satoshi Iguchi, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha (JP).

U.S. 7,615,298 (20091110), Thermally integrated fuel cell stack, Michael Pastula, Andrea Tylczak, Bryce Sharman, Casey Brown, Kevin Marchand, Pawel Fronc, Marc Dionne, and Glenn Price, Versa Power Systems, Ltd. (CA).

U.S. 7,615,299 (20091110), Method and apparatus for thermal, mechanical, and electrical optimization of a solid-oxide fuel cell stack, John A. MacBain, Sean M. Kelly, and Christopher Mergler, Delphi Technologies, Inc.

U.S. 7,615,300 (20091110), Development of novel proton-conductive polymers for proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) technology, Chulsung Bae, The Board of Regents University and Community College System of Nevada.

U.S. 7,615,301 (20091110), Fuel battery and electric device, Toru Nakakubo, Ken Eguchi, and Mitsuhiro Watanabe, Canon Kabushiki Kaisha (JP).

U.S. 7,615,302 (20091110), Fuel cell producing method and apparatus, Ryuichiro Furukawa and Akihiro Usui, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 7,615,303 (20091110), Direct methanol fuel cell and portable computer having the same, Seung-jae Lee, Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. (KR).

U.S. 7,615,304 (20091110), SOFC systems to power a liquid or gas fuel pumping station, Joe Ferrall, Rajiv Doshi, Chellappa Balan, David A. DeAngelis, and Gary D. Mercer, General Electric Co.

U.S. 7,615,305 (20091110), Fuel reservoir for fuel cell, Yoshihisa Suda, Takahiro Osada, Kouji Nishimura, Toshimi Kamitani, Kunitaka Yamada, and Yasunari Kabasawa, Mitsubishi Pencil Co., Ltd. (JP) and Casio Computer Co., Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 7,615,306 (20091110), Membrane electrode assembly for a fuel cell, Stefan Haufe, Annette Reiche, Suzana Kiel, Ulrich Maehr, and Dieter Melzner, Elcomax Membranes GmbH (DE).

U.S. 7,615,307 (20091110), Low equivalent weight ionomer, Huey Shen Wu, Charles W Martin, and Xin Kang Chen, Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

U.S. 7,615,308 (20091110), Dual function, bipolar separator plates for fuel cells, Henning Frederiksen, Steen Yde-Andersen, Laila Grahl-Madsen, and Joergen Schjerning Lundsgaard, IRD Fuel Cells A/S (DK).

U.S. 7,615,309 (20091110), Lead member and secondary battery module with the same, Jee Ho Kim and Hyung Chan Kim, LG Chem, Ltd. (KR).

U.S. 7,615,310 (20091110), Organic electrolyte battery including at least one of phthalazone and a phthalazone derivative, Nobuharu Koshiba, Youko Sano, and Shinichi Kawaguchi, Panasonic Corp. (JP).

U.S. 7,615,311 (20091110), Non-aqueous electrolyte and electrochemical device using the same, Shinji Nakanishi and Hizuru Koshina, Panasonic Corp. (JP).

U.S. 7,615,312 (20091110), Substituted phenothiazine redox shuttles for rechargeable lithium-ion cell, Jeffrey R. Dahn, Claudia Buhrmester, Richard L. Wang, and William M. Lamanna, 3M Innovative Properties Co.

U.S. 7,615,313 (20091110), Electrode material for lithium secondary battery including particles having central portion and surface portion, electrode structure and lithium secondary battery, Kazunari Hagiwara, Soichiro Kawakami, Katsuhiko Inoue, and Nobuyuki Suzuki, Canon Kabushiki Kaisha (JP).

U.S. 7,615,314 (20091110), Electrode structure for lithium secondary battery and secondary battery having such electrode structure, Soichiro Kawakami, Akira Morita, and Takao Ogura, Canon Kabushiki Kaisha (JP).

U.S. 7,615,315 (20091110), Positive electrode material for lithium secondary cell and process for producing the same, Koji Tatsumi, Toshiaki Abe, Naoshi Saito, and Manabu Suhara, Seimi Chemical Co., Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 7,615,316 (20091110), Nonaqueous electrolytic solution and lithium secondary batteries, Koji Abe, Yasuo Matsumori, and Akira Ueki, Ube Industries, Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 7,615,317 (20091110), N-oxide redox shuttles for rechargeable lithium-ion cell, Jeffrey R. Dahn and Claudia Buhrmester, 3M Innovative Properties Co.

U.S. 7,615,508 (20091110), Cathode for air assisted battery, Alexander Kaplan, Thomas Kelly, and Viet H. Vu, The Gillette Co.

U.S. 7,615,600 (20091110), Fluoropolymers and membranes prepared from such polymers, in particular for fuel cells and method for synthesizing such polymers, Philippe Capron, Bruno Ameduri, Bernard Boutevin, and Renaud Souzy, Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique (FR).

U.S. 7,615,963 (20091110), Charging/discharging apparatus and method, power supplying device and method, power supplying systems and method, program storing medium, and program, Kei Tashiro, Hideyuki Sato, Kiyotaka Murata, and Toshio Takeshita, Sony Corp. (JP).

U.S. 7,615,964 (20091110), Rechargeable battery charging method, Tomoya Fukuda, SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 7,615,965 (20091110), Power management system, Vlad Mihail Popescu-Stanesti, Jiwei Chen, and Oleg Kobildjanov, O2Micro International Ltd. (KY).

U.S. 7,615,966 (20091110), Method and apparatus for managing energy in plural energy storage units, John Houldsworth and Gary L. Stirk, Texas Instruments Northern Virginia Inc.

U.S. 7,615,967 (20091110), Method and apparatus of estimating state of health of battery, Il Cho, Do Youn Kim, and Do Yang Jung, LG Chem, Ltd. (KR).

U.S. 7,615,968 (20091110), Method and device for charging a battery at elevated temperatures, Rasmus Villefrance and Markus Aaltonen, Nokia Corp. (FI).

U.S. 7,615,969 (20091110), Systems and methods for temperature-dependent battery charging, Changhong Meng and Youssef Daou, Dell Products LP.

U.S. 7,616,002 (20091110), Battery management system and apparatus with anomaly reporting, Jonathan B. Quint and Steven H. Dworkin, Batterycorp, Inc.

U.S. 7,616,003 (20091110), Method for determining deterioration of accumulator battery, method for measuring internal impedance of secondary battery, equipment for measuring internal impedance of secondary battery, equipment for determining deterioration of secondary battery, and power supply system, Toshiyuki Satoh, Atsushi Kimura, Fumikazu Iwahana, Tetsuya Kanou, and Katsumi Inaniwa, The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 7,616,006 (20091110), Method and system for electrolyzer diagnosis based on curve fitting analysis and efficiency optimization, Gilles Tremblay, Said Berriah, and Michel Veillette, Recherche 2000 Inc. (CA).

U.S. 7,616,428 (20091110), Separator for electric double layer capacitor and electric double layer capacitor containing same, Takeshi Kobayashi, Masaaki Kawabe, Fuminori Kimura, and Masahiro Amagasa, Japan Vilene Co., Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 7,616,429 (20091110), Electric double layer capacitor, Kenro Mitsuda, Ikuro Suga, Sadayuki Matsumoto, Makoto Seto, Naoki Ochi, and Yoshiyuki Takuma, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (JP).

U.S. 7,616,430 (20091110), Capacitor electrode member, method for manufacturing the same, and capacitor provided with the electrode member, Akinori Ro, Zenya Ashitaka, and Hiroshi Tada, Toyo Aluminium Kabushiki Kaisha (JP).

U.S. 7,617,062 (20091110), DC current calculation for fuel cell control, Steven Fredette, UTC Power Corp.

U.S. 7,617,395 (20091110), Battery and authentication requesting device, Dai Sasaki and Shiho Moriai, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (JP).

U.S. 7,617,842 (20091117), Valves for fuel cartridges, Andrew Curello and Paul Spahr, Société BIC (FR).

U.S. 7,618,471 (20091117), Method and apparatus for separating liquid droplets from a fluid flow stream, William Brown, Peter Rezac, William Skrivan, and Oren Bernstein, Protonex Technology Corp.

U.S. 7,618,585 (20091117), Fuel-concentration detecting and controlling device for fuel cell, Kang-Nang Perng, Ching-Shih Liu, Kin-Fu Lin, Charn-Ying Chen, Kang-Lin Hwang, and Ying-Sheng Lee, Atomic Energy Council-Institute of Nuclear Energy Research (TW).

U.S. 7,618,598 (20091117), Catalytic reactor/heat exchanger, Michael J. Reinke, Dennis C. Granetzke, Mark G. Voss, Randolph S. Herrick, Jonathan P. Wattelet, and Roland Str‰hle, Modine Manufacturing Co.

U.S. 7,618,600 (20091117), Reactor for removing ammonia, Weifang Luo and Kenneth D. Stewart, Sandia Corp.

U.S. 7,618,609 (20091117), Method to prepare defective metal oxides with increased specific capacity, Karen Swider Lyons and Debra R. Rolison, The United States of America.

U.S. 7,618,678 (20091117), Carbon-coated silicon particle powders as the anode material for lithium ion batteries and the method of making the same, Zhenhua Mao and Bharat Chahar, ConocoPhillips Co.

U.S. 7,618,724 (20091117), Electrochemical device comprising electrode lead having protection device, Je Young Kim, Soon Ho Ahn, Pil Kyu Park, Soo An Choi, Yong Tae Lee, and Ju Dam Kim, LG Chem, Ltd. (KR) and LS Mtron Ltd. (KR).

U.S. 7,618,725 (20091117), Low contaminant formic acid fuel for direct liquid fuel cell, Richard I. Masel, Yimin Zhu, Zakia Kahn, and Malcolm Man, The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.

U.S. 7,618,726 (20091117), Fuel cell system and protection method thereof, Soichiro Ogawa, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 7,618,727 (20091117), Fuel cell unit, control method for fuel cell unit, and information processing apparatus, Koji Nakamura, Akihiro Ozeki, and Ryoji Ninomiya, Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba (JP).

U.S. 7,618,728 (20091117), Fuel cell system and method of controlling idle stop of the fuel cell system, Daishi Igarashi, Yoshikazu Murakami, Junji Uehara, Kenichiro Ueda, Dai Saitoh, and Chihiro Wake, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 7,618,729 (20091117), Liquid fuel direct supply fuel cell system and its operation controlling method and controller, Okuyama Ryoichi, Ishimaru Fumiya, Nomura Eiichi, and Takemitsu Takatomo, GS Yuasa Corp. (JP).

U.S. 7,618,730 (20091117), Fuel cell system and method for regulating pressure in fuel cell systems, Axel Heitzler, Christopher Hebling, and Andreas Schmitz, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung EV (DE).

U.S. 7,618,731 (20091117), Ceramic-ceramic nanocomposite electrolyte, Binod Kumar and Christina H. Chen, University of Dayton.

U.S. 7,618,732 (20091117), Fuel cell electrolyte, membrane electrode assembly, and method of manufacturing fuel cell electrolyte, Kunihiro Nakato and Atsuo Sonai, SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (JP), Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KR), and Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. (KR).

U.S. 7,618,733 (20091117), Fuel cell, Eiji Akiyama, Satoshi Tomoeda, Takashi Manako, Tsutomu Yoshitake, and Yoshimi Kubo, NEC Corp. (JP).

U.S. 7,618,734 (20091117), Branched fluid channels for improved fluid flow through fuel cell, Pinkhas A. Rapaport and Jeffrey A. Rock, General Motors Corp.

U.S. 7,618,735 (20091117), Fuel cell with triangular buffers, Seiji Sugiura, Shuhei Goto, Kazuya Sasamoto, and Narutoshi Sugita, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 7,618,736 (20091117), Stacked-type lithium-ion rechargeable battery, Xi Shen and Chuanfu Wang, BYD Co. Ltd. (CN).

U.S. 7,618,737 (20091117), Lithium secondary battery and method for manufacturing the same, Jin Uk Lee, Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. (KR).

U.S. 7,618,738 (20091117), Air management system for zinc-air battery, Frank Beerwerth and Christian Neyer, The Gillette Co.

U.S. 7,618,739 (20091117), Battery and fluid regulating system having chassis with molded electronics, Gregory W. Broburg, Richard A. Langan, and Michael J. Brandon II, Eveready Battery Co., Inc.

U.S. 7,618,740 (20091117), Cooling device for battery pack and rechargeable battery, Shinji Hamada and Toyohiko Eto, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha (JP) and Panasonic Corp. (JP).

U.S. 7,618,741 (20091117), Battery pack, charger and terminal block arrangements for cordless power tool system, Adam M. Casalena, Daniel J. White, Steven J. Phillips, Brent A. Kuehne, Mark M. Data, and Arvind Patel, Black & Decker Inc.

U.S. 7,618,742 (20091117), Electrochemical cell with improved internal contact, David A. Kaplin and James X. Wu, Eveready Battery Co., Inc.

U.S. 7,618,743 (20091117), Microporous polyolefin film, Masahiro Ohashi and Takahiko Kondo, Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corp. (JP).

U.S. 7,618,744 (20091117), Thin film lithium battery, Takashi Uemura, Mitsuyasu Ogawa, Nobuhiro Ota, and Katsuji Emura, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 7,618,745 (20091117), Sealed battery, Shuichi Yamashita, Masanori Ohgi, Hiromitsu Suwa, and Yasunori Okazaki, SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 7,618,746 (20091117), Nanostructured battery having end of life cells, Timofei Nikita Kroupenkine, Alan Michael Lyons, Steven David Simon, Joseph Ashley Taylor, and Brijesh Vyas, Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. and mPhase Technologies, Inc.

U.S. 7,618,747 (20091117), Carbon-coated Li-containing powders and process for production thereof, Albane Audemer, Calin Wurm, Mathieu Morcrette, Sylvain Gwizdala, and Christian Masquelier, Umicore (BE) and Le Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR).

U.S. 7,618,748 (20091117), Three-dimensional microbattery, Menachem Nathan, Emanuel Peled, Diana Golodnitsky, Ela Strauss, Vladimir Yufit, Tania Ripenbein, Inna Schechtman, and Svetlana Menkin, Tel Aviv University Future Technology Development LP (IL).

U.S. 7,618,749 (20091117), Electrolyte for lithium battery and lithium battery comprising same, Jun-Ho Kim, Ha-Young Lee, Sang-Hoon Choy, Ho-Sung Kim, and Hyeong-Gon Noh, Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. (KR).

U.S. 7,618,915 (20091117), Composite catalysts supported on modified carbon substrates and methods of making the same, Branko N. Popov, Nalini Subramanian, and Hector R. Colon-Mercado, University of South Carolina.

U.S. 7,619,036 (20091117), Copolymers of fluorinated polydienes and sulfonated polystyrene, Jimmy W. Mays, Samuel P. Gido, Tianzi Huang, and Kunlun Hong, University of Tennessee Research Foundation.

U.S. 7,619,044 (20091117), Composition containing proton-conductive copolymer, polymer electrolyte membrane, method of producing the membrane, and fuel cell using the membrane, Won-mok Lee, Hae-kyoung Kim, and Tae-kyoung Kim, Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. (KR).

U.S. 7,619,386 (20091117), Battery pack, charging control method, and application device, Taichi Sasaki, Masahiko Hayakawa, and Dai Sasaki, Sony Corp. (JP).

U.S. 7,619,389 (20091117), Charge control device for a secondary battery, Tohru Wanibuchi, Panasonic Corp. (JP).

U.S. 7,619,390 (20091117), Battery cell voltage and impedance measuring circuit, Deuk Soo Kim, Powertron Engineering Co., Ltd. (KR).

U.S. 7,619,392 (20091117), Method for verifying smart battery failures by measuring input charging voltage and associated systems, Ligong Wang and Guangyong Zhu, Dell Products LP.

U.S. 7,619,417 (20091117), Battery monitoring system, James K. Klang, Midtronics, Inc.

U.S. 7,621,405 (20091124), Lithium battery package, Andrew C. Schweitzer, David J. Hine, Scott W. Osiecki, and Mark A. Ferguson, Eveready Battery Co., Inc.

U.S. 7,621,982 (20091124), Liquid-gas separator for direct liquid feed fuel cell, Sang-kyun Kang, Xiaobing Luo, Dong-kee Sohn, and Hae-kyoung Kim, Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. (KR).

U.S. 7,622,088 (20091124), Rapid activation catalyst system in a non-thermal plasma catalytic reactor, Gerald E. Voecks and Paul Taichiang Yu, GM Global Technology Operations, Inc.

U.S. 7,622,190 (20091124), Composition comprising lithium compound and mixed metal hydroxides and their preparation and use, Sven Albrecht, Michael Kruft, Armin Olbrich, Stefan Malcus, Wolfgang Wiezoreck, Trevor McLeod, Shuja Siddiqui, Rob Rops, and Hirofumi Hori, Toda Kogyo Europe GmbH (DE).

U.S. 7,622,207 (20091124), Fuel cell cartridge with reformate filtering, Ian W Kaye, UltraCell Corp.

U.S. 7,622,208 (20091124), Reaction device, and fuel cell device and electronic apparatus using the reaction device, Osamu Nakamura, Casio Computer Co., Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 7,622,209 (20091124), Fuel cell system and fuel cell starting method, Tsuyoshi Kanai and Go Sudo, Sony Corp. (JP).

U.S. 7,622,210 (20091124), Fuel supplying apparatus for a fuel cell which stabilizes fuel concentration, Chao-Jung Huang, Chih-Kun Lai, Kuo-Tung Huang, Jhy-Yeong Gau, Fu-Chi Wu, Wan-Jue Chiang, and Keng-Yang Chen, Industrial Technology Research Institute (TW).

U.S. 7,622,211 (20091124), Hydrophilic fuel cell bipolar plate having a plasma induced polymerization coating, Gayatri Vyas, Tao Xie, and Thomas A Trabold, GM Global Technology Operations, Inc.

U.S. 7,622,212 (20091124), Compact electrochemical converter, Pierre Forte (FR).

U.S. 7,622,213 (20091124), Liquid fuel mixing apparatus and direct liquid feed fuel cell system including the same, Hye-jung Cho, Dong-kee Sohn, and Xiaobing Luo, Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. (KR).

U.S. 7,622,214 (20091124), Fuel cell capable of preventing anode oxidation, Koji Dan, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 7,622,215 (20091124), Composite electrolyte membrane, catalyst-coated membrane assembly, membrane-electrode assembly and polymer electrolyte fuel cell, Yoshihiro Hori, Akihiko Yoshida, Mikiko Yoshimura, Makoto Uchida, Shinji Kinoshita, and Hirokazu Wakabayashi, Panasonic Corp. (JP) and Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 7,622,216 (20091124), Supports for fuel cell catalysts, Ion C. Halalay, Belabbes Merzougui, Michael K. Carpenter, Swathy Swathirajan, Gregory C. Garabedian, Andrew M. Mance, and Mei Cai, GM Global Technology Operations, Inc.

U.S. 7,622,217 (20091124), Fuel cell nanocatalyst, Mark K. Debe, Susan M. Hendricks, George D. Vernstrom, Alison K. Schmoeckel, Radoslav Atanasoski, and Clayton V. Hamilton Jr., 3M Innovative Properties Co.

U.S. 7,622,218 (20091124), Electrode for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and production method thereof, Kozo Watanabe, Masao Fukunaga, Ichiro Yasuoka, and Toshiro Kume, Panasonic Corp. (JP).

U.S. 7,622,219 (20091124), Battery pack, Shinji Ota, Katsuyuki Shirasawa, Toshio Yamashitafuji, Takeshi Ishimaru, Kenjin Masumoto, and Hiroaki Imanishi, Panasonic Corp. (JP).

U.S. 7,622,220 (20091124), Polymer electrolyte and fuel cell using the same, Hae-kyoung Kim, Kenneth J. Balkus Jr., Hyuk Chang, John Patrick Ferraris, Duck Joo Yang, and Zhiwei Yang, Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. (KR) and The University of Texas System Board of Regents.

U.S. 7,622,221 (20091124), Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and positive electrode active material therefor, Shinichi Waki, Youko Sano, Yasuhiko Bito, and Tetsuo Nanno, Panasonic Corp. (JP).

U.S. 7,622,222 (20091124), Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and manufacturing method thereof, Takanobu Chiga and Yoshinori Kida, SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 7,622,223 (20091124), Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, Yasufumi Takahashi, Akira Kinoshita, Shingo Tode, Kazuhiro Hasegawa, Hiroyuki Fujimoto, Ikuro Nakane, and Shin Fujitani, SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 7,622,224 (20091124), Lithium storage cell presenting both a high electrical potential and a high lithium insertion capacity, Severine Si Larbi Jouanneau, Frederic Le Cras, Carole Bourbon, and Gilles Gauthier, Commissariat ‡ l’Energie Atomique (FR).

U.S. 7,622,225 (20091124), Lithium secondary battery negative-electrode component material and lithium secondary battery, Nobuhiro Ota, Nobuyuki Okuda, Hiroyuki Ueki, and Tomohiko Ihara, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 7,622,226 (20091124), Secondary battery having a terminal for surface mounting, Tadayoshi Takahashi, Panasonic Corp. (JP).

U.S. 7,622,888 (20091124), Fuel cell-electrolyzer system controlled by a single bi-directional DC-to-DC converter, Orges Gjini, Mark Dame, and Michael Krok, Lockheed Martin Corp.

U.S. 7,622,890 (20091124), Apparatus and method for remote battery tester/charger control, Scott Krampitz and Kurt Raichle, SPX Corp.

U.S. 7,622,892 (20091124), Contactless battery charger, Joon-Suh Kim and Chang-Soo Lee, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KR).

U.S. 7,622,893 (20091124), Method and apparatus for measuring the voltage of a power source, James Michael Williams, Linear Technology Corp.

U.S. 7,622,895 (20091124), Power level display calibration device, Paul Griffin, Griffin Technology, Inc.

U.S. 7,622,896 (20091124), Battery charging control terminal and temperature control terminal, Takao Nakagawa, NEC Corp. (JP).

U.S. 7,622,897 (20091124), Multi-mode charging system for an electric vehicle, Martin Forest Eberhard, Jeffrey Brian Straubel, Kurt Russell Kelty, Scott Ira Kohn, Weston Arthur Hermann, Eugene Michael Berdichevsky, Andrew Gregory Simpson, and Craig Bruce Carlson, Tesla Motors, Inc.

U.S. 7,622,898 (20091124), Charging or discharging apparatus for electrically charging or discharging a capacitor storage type power source adapted to store electric energy in electric double layer capacitors, Masaaki Shimizu, Katsuji Mitsui, Masahiko Shimizu, Shinichi Yamamoto, Atsushi Shimizu, Masahiko Shinotsuka, Masaaki Yamagishi, and Hiroshi Tsuji, Power Systems Co., Ltd. (JP).

U.S. 7,622,929 (20091124), Pulse-discharge battery testing methods and apparatus, Joern Tinnemeyer and Zoe Carlin, CADEX Electronics Inc. (CA).

U.S. 7,623,339 (20091124), Electrochemical device, Tetsuya Takahashi, Yousuke Miyaki, and Atsuko Kosuda, TDK Corp. (JP).

U.S. 7,623,340 (20091124), Nano-scaled graphene plate nanocomposites for supercapacitor electrodes, Lulu Song, Aruna Zhamu, Jiusheng Guo, and Bor Z. Jang, Nanotek Instruments, Inc.

U.S. 7,624,292 (20091124), Battery power detection device, Junji Nishida, Ricoh Co., Ltd. (JP).