|| List of recent Electrode-related patents
| Electronic control device for electric power steering apparatus|
An electronic control device for an electric power steering apparatus includes a power relay connected between a positive electrode of an on-vehicle power supply and a first line connected to the positive electrode of the on-vehicle power supply, a capacitive element connected between the first line and a second line connected to a negative electrode of the on-vehicle power supply, and a control section configured to switch on and off states of the power relay to thereby perform pre-charging of the capacitive element.. .
| Apparatus for transcutaneous electrical stimulation of the tibial nerve|
An electro-acupuncture device for controlling over active bladder is described. The device includes a housing, circuitry for generating electro-acupuncture stimulus disposed within the housing, and at least one strap for securing the housing to the ankle.
| Vestibular stimulation electrode|
A vestibular stimulation electrode lead is described for conducting electrical stimulation signals generated by an implanted vestibular stimulation module. An extra-vestibular lead branch carries the stimulation signals from the stimulation module to a vestibular entry location.
| Cuff electrode with integrated tendril|
A neurostimulation lead includes a lead body having a proximal portion and a distal portion and a first conductor extending through the lead body. An electrode cuff can be secured relative to the distal portion of the lead body.
| Implantable electrode assembly|
An implantable electrode assembly configured to deliver electrical stimulation signals to tissue of a patient includes an implantable mesh comprising a plurality of electrically conductive wires. A plurality of electrodes are fastened to the electrically conductive wires.
| Leads with x-ray fluorescent capsules for electrode identification and methods of manufacture and use|
An implantable lead for an electrical stimulation system includes a lead body having a distal end, a proximal end, a longitudinal length, and a circumference; a plurality of electrodes disposed along the distal end of the lead body in an electrode array; a plurality of terminals disposed along the proximal end of the lead body; a plurality of conductors electrically coupling the plurality of electrodes to the plurality of terminals; and at least one capsule including an x-ray fluorescent material and disposed along the distal end of the lead body relative to the electrode array to indicate, when viewed fluoroscopically, an orientation of the electrode array. The plurality of electrodes includes a plurality of segmented electrodes.
| System and method for electrode selection and frequency mapping|
A system and method for selecting an appropriate implantable hearing device for a patient with a hearing impairment is disclosed. The system includes an auditory parameter generating module configured to receive electronically generated image data of the patient's auditory structure and to generate at least one auditory parameter based on the image data.
| Neurostimulation system and method for providing therapy to patient with minimal side effects|
A method comprises conveying a pulsed waveform between an electrode and a stimulation site of a spinal cord, thereby evoking the antidromic propagation of action potentials along a first sensory neural fiber creating a therapeutic effect in the tissue region, evoking the orthodromic propagation of action potentials along the first sensory neural fiber potentially creating paresthesia corresponding to the tissue region, and evoking the antidromic propagation of action potentials along a second sensory neural fiber potentially creating a side-effect in another tissue region. The method further comprises conveying electrical energy between an electrode and a blocking site rostral to the stimulation site, thereby blocking the action potentials propagated along the first sensory neural fiber and reducing the paresthesia, and conveying electrical energy between an electrode and a blocking site caudal to the stimulation site, thereby blocking the action potentials propagated along the second sensory neural fiber and reducing the side-effect..
| Defibrillator electrode identification system|
An electrode identification system (1) for defibrillators, comprising an electrode plug (2) adapted for connection to at least one electrode having a first pair of conducting contacts (6, 8), an identification element (10) connected between the first pair of conducting contacts, a second pair of conducting contacts (12, 14) for connection to the electrode, and a housing (16) providing a cavity (18, 20) which substantially encases the first and second pairs of conducting contacts and the identification element and an aperture through which ends of the first and second pairs of conducting contacts extend, a defibrillator socket (3) adapted for connection to a defibrillator and adapted for connection to an electrode plug having a first pair of conducting contacts (24, 26) for connection to the first pair of conducting contacts of the electrode plug, a second pair of conducting contacts (28, 30) for connection to the second pair of conducting contacts of the electrode plug and for connection to the defibrillator, and a housing (32) providing a cavity (34, 36) which substantially encases the first and second pairs of conducting contacts and an aperture through which ends of the first and second pairs of conducting contacts extend, and an electrode identification unit (4) adapted for connection to a defibrillator socket having a circuit comprising contacts for connection to the first pair of conducting contacts of the electrode plug via the first pair of conducting contacts of the defibrillator socket, a signal detector (42) connected to the circuit which detects a signal from the identification element of the electrode plug, and a processor (44) which uses a measure of the signal to determine an identification characteristic of the identification element of the electrode plug and from this identifies a category of the electrode connected to the electrode plug.. .
| Apparatus for dilating bodily tissue and for monitoring neural activity in the dilated bodily tissue|
An apparatus is provided herein for dilating bodily tissue and for monitoring neural activity in the distracted bodily tissue. In one aspect of the invention, the apparatus includes a first dilator having a tubular body with a distal end, a proximal end, and at least one electrode mounted about a circumference thereof; and, a second dilator having a tubular body of electrically-insulative material, the tubular body having a distal end, a proximal end, and a lumen extending therebetween sized to permit the second dilator to subsequently telescopically slide over the first dilator and come into overlapping coaxial alignment with the first dilator.
| Automated cell patch clamping method and apparatus|
In an automated method for in vivo multiple cell patch clamping, cell patch clamping devices are automatically moved into position and targeted to multiple corresponding cells. Cell contact is determined by analyzing the temporal series of measured resistance levels at the clamping devices as they are moved.
| Electrode arrangement and electrosurgical gripping instrument|
The invention relates to an electrode arrangement for an electrosurgical gripping instrument with an electrode, a heating element and a resilient insulator arranged between the electrode and the heating element to insulate them from one another, wherein the insulator is soft relative to bending. The invention further relates to an electrosurgical gripping instrument with an electrode arrangement according to the invention..
| System and method for resecting a valve|
A system and method for resecting a valve in a patient, in which the system includes: a proximal frame and a distal frame opposite the proximal frame, each frame including a plurality of interconnectable frame segments, in which the proximal and distal frames are separated by an adjustable distance and positionable on opposite sides of the valve; an electrode, adjacent to the valve on at least one of the proximal and distal frames, that electrosurgically resects valve tissue; a proximal chamber and a distal chamber coupled to the proximal and distal frames, respectively, that allow passage of fluid and captures at least a portion of resected valve tissue, in which each chamber selectively operates in one of a radially collapsed mode and a radially expanded mode; and a drive system that adjusts the distance between the proximal and distal frames.. .
| Printed electrode catheter|
An elongate medical device may comprise an elongate tubular body, an electrode, and a trace. The elongate tubular body may comprise a distal end portion and a proximal end portion, the body defining a longitudinal axis.
| Control of cardiac excitability using high frequency signals|
Certain embodiments of the present disclosure are directed toward devices, methods and systems for controlling depolarization in cardiac cells. One such device includes one or more circuits that are configured and arranged to generate an electrical stimulus at a high frequency.
| Reduction or removal of particles within an enclosed corporeal atmosphere|
Apparatus (100) and method are disclosed for removing or reducing the number of particles in an enclosed atmosphere during intracorporeal procedures. The apparatus comprises a housing (180) adapted to be placed against the body on which a procedure is to be formed, a first electrode (140) external to the housing for contacting the body, an elongated electrically insulated probe (130) extending from the housing (180) and being insertable into an intracorporeal body cavity (c) in which a procedure is to be performed, a second electrode (150) at the free end of the probe, and circuit means (110) for generating voltage between said first and second electrodes.
| System and method for hybrid polarized/non-polarized plasma beam coagulation for variable tissue effects|
The present disclosure provides a plasma system including an electrosurgical generator; an ionizable media source; and a plasma instrument. The plasma instrument includes a housing having a lumen defined therein terminating in an opening at a distal end thereof, the lumen being in fluid communication with an ionizable media source and a pair of electrodes coupled to the electrosurgical generator.
| Blood-pressure sensor|
A blood-pressure sensor includes a substrate, a first electrode, a magnetization fixed layer, a nonmagnetic layer, a magnetization free layer, and a second electrode. The substrate is bent to generate a tensile stress at least in a first direction.
| Respiratory rate measurement using a combination of respiration signals|
A method and system for measuring respiratory rate are disclosed. In a first aspect, the method comprises measuring at least one respiration signal and filtering the respiration signal using a lowpass filter.
| Two electrode apparatus and methods for twelve lead ecg|
Described herein are methods, apparatuses, and systems for heart monitoring of a patient. The heart monitoring system can be used to take an electrocardiogram (ecg) using only two electrodes.
| Bio-electrode device, bio-measurement device, and method for implementing bio-electrode device|
A bio-electrode device, bio-measurement device, and a method for implementing a bio-electrode device are provided. Information, such as usage information or patient information, may be maintained in a bio-electrode device, and the information maintained may be transferred to a bio-measurement device in response to the bio-electrode device being coupled to the bio-measurement device..
| Electroencephalogram interface system|
An eyeglass-type electroencephalogram interface system is worn on the head of a user. The system includes: an output section for presenting a visual stimulation to the user; an ear electrode portion disposed at a position coming in contact with an ear of the user when the system is worn; a facial electrode portion disposed at a position coming in contact with the face below a straight line connecting an external canthus and an internal canthus of an eye of the user, such that the mass of the system is supported at the position, when the system is worn; and an electroencephalogram measurement and determination section for measuring an event-related potential on the basis of a potential difference between the ear electrode portion and the facial electrode portion based on the visual stimulation being presented by the output section as a starting point..
| Bio-electrode, and apparatus and method for processing biosignal|
A bio-electrode for measuring a biosignal of a user and an apparatus and method for processing a biosiginal including the bio-electrode are disclosed. The bio-electrode may include a first electrode to measure a biosignal of a user, an initial second electrode to measure a motion signal corresponding to a motion artifact included in the biosignal, and a support member to support the first electrode and the second electrode in proximity to the user.
| System and method for implantation of lead and electrodes to the endopelvic portion of the pelvic nerves to treat pelvic floor/organ dysfunctions and pelvic neuropathic pain|
A method for implanting an electrode to an endopelvic portion of a pelvic nerve includes the steps of: laparoscopically forming a first entry through the abdomen; introducing an applicator assembly through a second entry, the applicator assembly comprising a flexible introducer sleeve and a curved applicator tool disposed in the sleeve; manipulating a proximal end of the curved applicator tool to position a distal end of the curved applicator tool at an identified exposed nerve; and placing an electrode lead through the applicator assembly to the nerve.. .
| Catalytic ink preparation method|
A catalytic ink preparation method comprises mixing a first ion conducting body and a catalyst, preparing a first ink, and concentrating the first ink. The method is characterized by further comprising a step of adding a second ion conducting body to the concentrated first ink.
| Semiconductor circuit, d/a converter, mixer circuit, radio communication device, method for adjusting threshold voltage, and method for determining quality of transistor|
According to an embodiment, a semiconductor circuit includes a substrate, a tunnel oxide film, a charge storage film, a blocking layer, and plural nodes. The substrate is made of a semiconductor in which two diffusion layers each serving as either a source or a drain are formed.
| Combinatorial plasma enhanced deposition and etchtechniques|
According to various embodiments of the disclosure, an apparatus and method for enhanced deposition and etch techniques is described, including a pedestal, the pedestal having at least two electrodes embedded in the pedestal, a showerhead above the pedestal, a plasma gas source connected to the showerhead, wherein the showerhead is configured to deliver plasma gas to a processing region between the showerhead and the substrate and a power source operably connected to the showerhead and the at least two electrodes with plasma being substantially contained in an area which corresponds with one electrode of the at least two electrodes.. .
| Semiconductor device and process for producing the same|
A semiconductor device having a contact structure is provided. The semiconductor device includes: a conductive region; a first film and a second film which are formed over the conductive region to realize a layer; and a contact electrode which extends through the layer to the conductive region, and is formed so as to replace a portion of the layer with a portion of the contact electrode, where the portion of the layer is constituted by only the first film, only the second film, or both of a portion of the first film and a portion of the second film, and the portion of the first film occupies a major part of the portion of the layer..
| Semiconductor device and method for fabricating the same|
A method of fabricating a semiconductor device includes forming a first gate pattern and a dummy gate pattern on a first active area and a second active area of a substrate, respectively, the first gate pattern including a first gate insulating layer and a silicon gate electrode, removing the dummy gate pattern to expose a surface of the substrate in the second active area, forming a second gate pattern including a second gate insulating layer and a metal gate electrode on the exposed surface of the substrate, the first gate insulating layer having a thickness larger than a thickness of the second gate insulating layer, and forming a gate silicide on the silicon gate electrode after forming the second gate pattern.. .
| Method for forming resistance-switching memory cell with multiple electrodes using nano-particle hard mask|
In a fabrication process for reversible resistance-switching memory cells, a bottom electrode layer is coated with nano-particles. The nano-particles are used to etch the bottom electrode layer, forming multiple narrow, spaced apart bottom electrode structures for each memory cell.
| Double channel doping in transistor formation|
A method includes performing a first well doping on a first active region and a second active region simultaneously, and forming a first and a second dummy gate covering a first middle portion of the first active region and a second middle portion of the second active region, respectively. The first and the second dummy gates are removed, and the second middle portion of the second active region is covered with a mask.
| Method of manufacturing a semiconductor device|
A control gate electrode and a memory gate electrode of a memory cell of a non-volatile memory are formed in a memory cell region of a semiconductor substrate, and a dummy gate electrode is formed in a peripheral circuit region. Then, n+-type semiconductor regions for a source or a drain of the memory cell are formed in the memory cell region and n+-type semiconductor regions for a source or a drain of misfet are formed in the peripheral circuit region.
| Three-dimensional semiconductor memory devices and methods of fabricating the same|
Example embodiments relate to a three-dimensional semiconductor memory device including an electrode structure on a substrate, the electrode structure including at least one conductive pattern on a lower electrode, and a semiconductor pattern extending through the electrode structure to the substrate. A vertical insulating layer may be between the semiconductor pattern and the electrode structure, and a lower insulating layer may be between the lower electrode and the substrate.
| 3d non-volatile memory device and method for fabricating the same|
A non-volatile memory device having a string of a plurality of memory cells that are serially coupled, wherein the string of memory cells includes a plurality of second channels of a pillar type, a first channel coupling lower end portions of the plurality of the second channels with each other, and a plurality of control gate electrodes surrounding the plurality of the second channels.. .
| Method of manufacturing semiconductor device|
Provided is a semiconductor device having improved performance. In a semiconductor substrate located in a memory cell region, a memory cell of a nonvolatile memory is formed while, in the semiconductor substrate located in a peripheral circuit region, a misfet is formed.
| Nitride based semiconductor device and method for manufacturing the same|
Disclosed herein is a nitride based semiconductor device including: a base substrate; an epitaxial growth layer disposed on the base substrate and generating a 2-dimensional electron gas in an inner portion thereof; and an electrode structure disposed on the epitaxial growth layer, wherein the electrode structure includes: a gate electrode; a source electrode disposed at one side of the gate electrode; and a drain electrode disposed at the other side of the gate electrode and having an extension part extended to the inner portion of the epitaxial growth layer to contact the 2-dimensional electron gas.. .
| Dye-sensitized solar cell and method for manufacturing the same|
Provided is a dye-sensitized solar cell, and a method for manufacturing the same, that in a technology in which a current collector electrode is used instead of a transparent conductive film, can be manufactured by a simple cell producing operation and is capable of achieving a desirably thin thickness for the current collector electrode. A dye-sensitized solar cell 10 includes a transparent substrate 12 provided on the side where solar light is incident, a conductive substrate 14 that serves as a cathode and is provided opposite the transparent substrate 12, a porous semiconductor layer 16, a porous conductive metal layer 18 that serves as a current collector electrode, and a porous insulating layer 20.
| Method for forming solar cells|
A method for forming a thin film solar cell that includes one or more moisture barrier layer made of a water-insoluble material for protection against water and oxygen damage to the top electrode layer material is disclosed.. .
| Method of manufacturing light-emitting device|
An led includes a compound semiconductor structure having first and second compound layers and an active layer, first and second electrode layers atop the second compound semiconductor layer and connected to respective compound layers. An insulating layer is coated in regions other than where the first and second electrode layers are located.
| Organic light emitting display device and method for fabricating the same|
The present application relates to a method for fabricating an organic light emitting display device, comprising: forming a drive thin film transistor on a substrate at a non-light emission region; forming a protective layer on the substrate; forming a color filter on the protective layer; forming a planarizing layer on a protective layer including the color filter; selectively removing the protective layer and the light compensating layer to form a first drain contact hole which exposes a drain electrode of the drive thin film transistor; forming a light compensating layer on the planarizing layer to have a second drain contact hole which exposes the first contact hole, and a dummy hole to expose the planarizing layer; and forming an organic light emitting element on the light compensating layer to be in contact with the drain electrode through the first and second drain contact holes.. .
| Methods of forming a magnetic tunnel junction device|
Embodiments of the present disclosure are a method of forming a magnetic tunnel junction (mtj) device and methods of forming a magnetic random access memory (mram) device. An embodiment is a method of forming a magnetic tunnel junction (mtj) device, the method comprising forming an mtj layer over a bottom electrode, forming a top electrode layer over the mtj layer, and selectively etching the top electrode layer to form a top electrode over the mtj layer.
| Method and apparatus for delivering a high voltage to a flame-coupled electrode|
A high voltage electrical signal can be conveyed to an electrode in a combustion volume operatively coupled to a burner or a flame supported by the burner. A high voltage source in a region external to the combustion volume can convey the high voltage electrical signal to the electrode via a propagation path including an electrical bushing.
| Burner systems configured to control at least one geometric characteristic of a flame and related methods|
In an embodiment, a burner system is configured to control a geometry of a flame. The burner system includes electrodes configured to have a polarity selected to interact with a flame that has been charged with a charger to control at least one geometric characteristic of the flame..
| Gas-diffusion electrode|
The invention relates to a gas-diffusion electrode provided with a sintered and cast gas-diffusion layer having a high elastic modulus. The electrode is useful as hydrogen-consuming anode or oxygen-consuming cathode of depolarised electrolytic cells such as electrowinning, chlor-alkali or electrodialysis cells..
| Method for manufacturing corrosion resistant and conductive nano carbon coating layer and fuel cell bipolar plate thereby using stainless steel substrate|
The present invention proposed manufacturing method of coating layers with good conductivity and corrosion resistance at high productivity comprising etching the oxide layer on the stainless steel substrate by plasma etching to activate the surface and prevent from decreasing it's conductivity, coating metal nitrides like crn or tin in nano size thickness on the etched surface and coating carbon layer at nano size thickness on top of it. According to the present invention, it is possible to produce manufacture fuel cell bipolar plate, electrode material and stainless steel with reinforced conductivity and corrosion resistance in mass..
| Half-cell spacer material for enhanced flow distribution|
Disclosed is method for enhancing electrolyte flowing mechanism within electrodes in flow battery cells by employing half-cell spacer screens that may be welded to at least one surface of each electrode sheet. Half-cell spacer screens may provide a constant gap thickness between electrode sheet and micro-porous separator membrane.
| Redox flow battery stack and redox flow battery system having the same|
The disclosure discloses a redox flow battery stack and a redox flow battery system having the same, wherein the redox flow battery stack includes: flow frames, flow plates arranged inside the flow frame, ion exchange membranes arranged between the flow plates and forming a cavity for accommodating electrolyte with the flow plate, and electrodes arranged inside the cavity, wherein two groups of flow ports are provided on the sides of the flow frame, each group of flow ports includes: a liquid inlet and a liquid outlet, and the liquid inlet and the liquid outlet in each group of flow ports are provided in the manner of one-to-one correspondence and are interconnected with a corresponding cavity; the redox flow battery stack further includes: electrolyte pipelines, the liquid inlet and the liquid outlet in each group of flow ports respectively have a corresponding electrolyte pipeline and interconnect with the corresponding electrolyte pipeline. The disclosure provides a redox flow battery stack, with simple assembly, simple follow-up operation of maintenance and low cost, and provides a redox flow battery system having the redox flow battery stack, thereby effectively solving the problems of complex assembly and complex follow-up operation of maintenance in the conventional art..
| Proton conducting electrochemical cell and method of making such a cell|
The present invention relates to a proton-conductive electrochemical cell (10), comprising an electrolytic membrane (13) made of a ceramic and an electrode (11, 12) made of a cermet, said electrochemical cell (10) being obtained directly by a method of co-sintering a ceramic layer, capable of forming the electrolytic membrane (13), and a cermet layer, capable of forming the electrode (11, 12), in a sintering tool at a sintering temperature of the ceramic that makes it possible to render said ceramic layer, capable of forming the electrolyte (13), gas-tight, wherein said cell (10) is characterised in that said cermet consists of the mixture of a ceramic and an electronically conductive passivatable alloy including at least 40 mol % chromium capable of forming a passive layer, the nature and the chromium content of said passivatable alloy enabling said electrochemical cell to be co-sintered with a membrane densification of more than 90% without melting said alloy.. .
| Solid oxide fuel cell device|
In a fuel cell unit 16 that constitutes a fuel cell module 2 of an sofc device 1, a collector cap 86a is connected to an inner electrode layer 90 via a seal material 96 as an ag seal portion. A glass coating 30 (dense body) is filled up between the inner electrode layer 90 and an electrolyte layer 94 and the collector cap 86a to cover an upper end surface 96a of the seal material 96.
| Fuel cell|
A fuel cell includes a power generation unit. A first resin frame member is provided in an outer portion of a first membrane electrode assembly of the power generation unit.
| Flow battery with two-phase storage|
A flow battery includes at least one cell that has a first electrode, a second electrode spaced apart from the first electrode, and an electrolyte separator layer arranged between the first electrode and the second electrode. A reactant material is stored within a storage portion and selectively delivered to the at last one cell.
| Zinc-air secondary battery|
Provided is a zinc-air secondary battery capable of preventing both of the short-circuiting between positive and negative electrodes caused by zinc dendrites and the carbon dioxide incorporation. This zinc-air secondary battery includes an air electrode (12) functioning as a positive electrode; an inorganic solid electrolyte body (14) provided in direct contact with one side of the air electrode and having hydroxide ion conductivity; a metal negative electrode (16) provided opposite to the air electrode with respect to the inorganic solid electrolyte body and comprising zinc or a zinc alloy; and an electrolyte solution in which the metal negative electrode is immersed, the electrolyte solution being separated from the air electrode by the inorganic solid electrolyte body..
| Water recapture/recycle system in electrochemical cells|
A system for managing water content in one or more electrochemical cells, each comprising a plurality of electrodes and a liquid ionically conductive medium, includes a first gas-phase conduit for receiving humid gas-phase associated with the electrochemical cell. The system also includes a desiccator unit communicated to the first air conduit and configured for extracting water from the humid gas-phase.
| Layer configuration|
A configuration includes at least three successive layers, the three layers having a top electrode layer, a bottom electrode layer, and an electrolyte layer situated between the top electrode layer and the bottom electrode layer. At least the electrolyte layer and one of the top electrode layer or the bottom electrode layer have an organic matrix, and the organic matrix of the electrolyte layer has an ionic conductivity in a range of ≧10−6 s/cm.
| Battery, battery separator and method for producing battery separator|
Disclosed is a battery with reduced contact resistance at the contact surfaces between the separator and the electrodes, a battery separator capable of reducing contact resistance with the electrodes, and a production method thereof. The battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator interposed therebetween, and an electrolyte.
| Negative electrode for lithium ion battery, and lithium ion battery|
The purpose of the present invention is to provide a lithium-ion battery that exhibits excellent long-term life properties, does not suffer from rapid capacity degradation, and exhibits excellent charging/discharging characteristics in low-temperature environments. The present invention is directed to a negative electrode for a lithium ion battery, which comprises a negative electrode active material containing a graphite or an amorphous carbon, conductive additives containing a graphite, and a binder; and a lithium ion battery comprising this negative electrode.
| Positive electrode active material for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, and nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery|
A positive electrode active material capable of improving an output performance of a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery is provided. A positive electrode active material of a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery 1 contains a first positive electrode active material and a second positive electrode active material.
| Lithium ion secondary battery positive electrode material, lithium ion secondary battery positive electrode member, and lithium ion secondary battery|
A cathode material for a lithium ion secondary battery includes an oxide represented by a composition formula li2-xmiiym(si,mb)o4, wherein mii represents a divalent element; m represents at least one element selected from the group consisting of fe, mn, co and ni; and mb represents, as an optional component, an element substituted for si to compensate for a difference between an electric charge of [li2]2+ and an electric change of [li2-xmiiy]n+ as needed. In the composition formula representing the oxide, x and y are −0.25<x≦0.25 and 0<y≦0.25..
| Zinc anode alkaline electrochemical cells containing bismuth|
A negative electrode active material for a zinc anode alkaline electrochemical cell includes (i) particles, comprising bismuth, and (ii) powder, comprising zinc. The particles have an average particle size of at most 135 nm..
| Anode including spherical natural graphite and lithium secondary battery including the anode|
Provided are an anode including spherical natural graphite having a surface coated with an amorphous carbon layer, wherein a crystal orientation ratio is in a range of 0.06 to 0.08 at a compressed density of 1.40 g/cc to 1.85 g/cc, and a lithium secondary battery including the anode. Initial efficiency, electrode adhesion, and capacity characteristics of the lithium secondary battery may be improved by using the anode of the present invention in the lithium secondary battery..
| Battery pack|
A battery pack, which can be easily combined with a set and can increase capacity, is disclosed. The battery pack includes a bare cell having electrode terminals protruding on a first surface, and a lower cover coupled to a second surface of the bare cell.
| Battery components with leachable metal ions and uses thereof|
The disclosure describes compositions and methods for producing a change in the voltage at which hydrogen gas is produced in a lead acid battery. The compositions and methods relate to producing a concentration of one or more metal ions in the lead acid battery electrolyte.
| Method of preparing electrode assembly and electrode assembly prepared using the method|
Provided are a method of preparing an electrode assembly, in which both sides of a single current collector are coated to form an anode and a cathode, and the current collector is then bent into a vertical sectional zigzag shape and integrated in a state of disposing a separator at interfaces between facing electrode patterns, an electrode assembly prepared by the above method, and a secondary battery comprising the electrode assembly.. .
| Method of manufacturing battery electrode|
Disclosed is a method of manufacturing a battery electrode in which a positive electrode lead tab and a negative electrode lead tab each of which is integrally formed with a collector formed of a metal foil and has excellent characteristics. The method includes separating a battery electrode having a desired size from a strip-shaped electrode in which an active material is intermittently applied onto a collector.
| Cell, assembled battery, and battery-mounted device|
Disclosed is a cell including: a closed-end tubular case for accommodating a power generation element; a lid for the case; a terminal electrode disposed outside of the case and used for connection with another cell; an extraction electrode passing through the lid and used to extract power of the power generation element to the outside of the case; and a stepped connection electrode disposed outside of the case, the stepped connection electrode having a first flat portion to which the terminal electrode is connected and a second flat portion which is located at a level different from the level of the first flat portion and to which the extraction electrode is connected. The first and second flat portions have regions overlapping each other as viewed in a direction orthogonal to the thickness of the first and second flat portions..
| Electrode assembly having excellent degree of freedom in shape thereof in thickness direction, secondary cell battery, battery pack, and device including electrode assembly|
There is provided an electrode assembly having increased degrees of structural freedom in the thickness direction thereof. The electrode assembly includes negative and positive electrodes alternately stacked with separators interposed therebetween, wherein the electrode assembly is formed by stacking n electrode stacks where n is a natural number equal to or greater than 2, each of the electrode stacks comprises electrodes having the same area and stacked with separators interposed therebetween, and neighboring electrode stacks of the electrode stacks have different electrode areas, wherein a first electrode stack of the electrode stacks is formed by stacking unit cells respectively including an odd number of electrodes, and the other electrode stacks stacked on the first electrode are formed by stacking unit cells respectively including an even number of electrodes..
| Single cell and battery made of a plurality of single cells|
A single cell for a battery includes an electrode stack situated within a cell housing formed from two electrically conductive shell-shaped housing side walls situated essentially in parallel opposite one another, having a shell flange extending around the edges. The shell flanges are joined to one another to form a flange area and are electrically insulated from one another.
| Iron flow batterty|
An iron based redox flow cell. The redox flow cell comprises a first half-cell comprising a first electrolyte providing a source of fe2+ ions and an electrode disposed within the first half-cell; a second half-cell comprising a second electrolyte providing a source of fe2+ and fe3+ ions and an electrode disposed within the second half-cell; and a separator between the first and second half-cells, where (a) the second electrolyte comprises a fe3+ stabilizing agent; (b) the first electrolyte comprises a hydrogen evolution suppressing agent; or (c) the first electrolyte comprises a hydrogen evolution suppressing agent, and the second electrolyte comprises a fe3+ stabilizing agent..
| Electric device having round corner|
Disclosed herein is an electric device having a curved structure formed at at least one position of an outside thereof, wherein at least one secondary battery having an external appearance corresponding to a shape of the curved structure is mounted at the position of the electric device at which the curved structure is formed and wherein the secondary battery is a battery cell having an electrode assembly including a cathode, an anode, and a separator disposed between the cathode and the anode mounted in a battery case or a battery pack having the battery cell mounted in a pack case.. .
| Cable-type secondary battery|
Provided is a cable-type secondary battery extending longitudinally including a lithium ion supplying core comprising an electrolyte, an inner electrode support of a hollow structure formed to surround an outer surface of the lithium ion supplying core, an inner electrode formed on a surface of the inner electrode support and including an inner current collector and an inner electrode active material, a separation layer formed to surround an outer surface of the inner electrode to prevent a short circuit between electrodes, and an outer electrode formed to surround an outer surface of the separation layer and including an outer electrode active material layer and an outer current collector.. .
| Battery module|
A battery module including a battery cell including: an electrode assembly including a first electrode and a second electrode; a case housing the electrode assembly; and a short circuit member at a side of the case and electrically coupled to the second electrode is disclosed. The battery may further include a short circuit connector including a short circuit conductor electrically coupled to the first electrode, the short circuit member being spaced from the short circuit conductor and being configured to change shape to contact the short circuit conductor, and the short circuit connector having a cutout below the short circuit conductor..
| Rechargeable lithium batteries comprising means for the sorption of harmful substances in the form of a multilayer polymeric sheet|
Rechargeable lithium batteries are described comprising an airtight container, electrodes immersed in an electrolytic solution and spaced apart by means of one or more separators, electrical contacts connected to the electrodes and a means for sorbing harmful substances formed of a multilayer polymeric sheet comprised of an inner layer of a polymeric material containing particles of one or more getter materials for the sorption of the harmful substances, and at least one external protective layer of a polymeric material impermeable to the electrolyte, wherein all the polymeric materials are permeable to the harmful substances.. .
| Battery module|
A battery module includes an electrode assembly in a case, at least one current collector in the case, the current collector being electrically connected to the electrode assembly, a cap plate covering the case, the cap plate including a safety vent and at least one terminal inserter penetrating the cap plate, at least one terminal part including a terminal plate outside the case and a connector connecting the at least one current collector to the terminal plate through the at least one terminal inserter, at least one fixing member fixing the terminal part into the cap plate, and a groove pattern in an area of the cap plate adjacent to the safety vent.. .
| Lithium secondary-battery pack, electronic device using same, charging system, and charging method|
A lithium secondary-battery pack of the present invention includes: a lithium secondary battery including an electrode body and a non-aqueous electrolyte, the electrode body including a positive electrode and a negative electrode facing each other, and a separator interposed therebetween; a ptc (positive temperature coefficient) element; and a protection circuit including a field-effect transistor, wherein the negative electrode includes a negative electrode material mixture layer containing a si-containing material as a negative electrode active material, and, where z represents an impedance (Ω) of the lithium secondary-battery pack and q represents a capacity (ah) of the lithium secondary-battery pack, an impedance capacity index represented by z/q is 0.055 Ω/ah or less.. .
| Electrical contact composites and method for producing electrical contact composites|
An electrical contact composite is described. The electrical contact composite has a substrate and an electrically conductive coating applied to the substrate, which coating is connected to an electrode.
| Carbon material for lithium ion secondary battery, negative electrode material for lithium ion secondary battery and lithium ion secondary battery|
A carbon material for a lithium ion secondary battery according to the present invention is a carbon material for a lithium ion secondary battery. The carbon material for the lithium ion secondary battery contains a graphite as a major component of the carbon material and a hard carbon.
| Structure for forming carbon nanofiber, carbon nanofiber structure and method for producing same, and carbon nanofiber electrode|
Provided is a structure for forming carbon nanofiber, including a base material containing an oxygen ion-conductive oxide, and a metal catalyst that is provided on one surface side of the base material.. .
| Lithium metal doped electrodes for lithium-ion rechargeable chemistry|
An embodiment of the invention combines the superior performance of a polyvinylidene difluoride (pvdf) or polyethyleneoxide (poe) binder, the strong binding force of a styrene-butadiene (sbr) binder, and a source of lithium ions in the form of solid lithium metal powder (slmp) to form an electrode system that has improved performance as compared to pvdf/sbr binder based electrodes. This invention will provide a new way to achieve improved results at a much reduced cost..
| Method for recycling lithium batteries and/or electrodes of such batteries|
The method of the invention finds application in the field of recycling of used batteries, in particular.. .