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US20160221443 INFLATABLE STRUCTURE FOR BATTERY PROTECTION  
An energy storage module arranged in a vehicle comprises an energy storage cell arranged in a casing, an inflatable element arranged between the casing and the energy storage cell and to at least...
US20160218400 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING BATTERY END OF DISCHARGE  
The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for controlling an energy storage device by more accurately detecting an end-of-discharge voltage of the energy storage device. More...
US20160218338 BATTERY PACK VENTING ASSEMBLY AND METHOD  
An exemplary assembly includes, among other things, a plurality of vent chambers each associated with a battery array. The assembly further includes a vent conduit disposed on the plurality of...
US20160218335 BATTERY PACK COVER FOR AN ELECTRIFIED VEHICLE  
An exemplary battery pack cover includes a polymer layer and a metallic layer grounded to a chassis of an electric vehicle. An exemplary method includes shielding battery cells of a battery pack...
US20160211556 SEPARABLE ENDPOINTS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME  
Separable endpoints and methods of using the same are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a housing having a first compartment and a second compartment, a demarcation of the housing separates...
US20160204639 STATUS DETERMINING METHOD FOR SECONDARY BATTERY, STATUS DETERMINING APPARATUS FOR SECONDARY BATTERY, SECONDARY BATTERY SYSTEM, AND CHARGE/DISCHARGE CONTROL APPARATUS HAVING STATUS DETERMINING APPARATUS  
To accurately determine a deterioration state of a secondary battery with respect to a practical current value. Provided are a state determination device of a secondary battery, a state...
US20160204487 TEMPERATURE ADJUSTING STRUCTURE AND TEMPERATURE ADJUSTING METHOD FOR ELECTRIC POWER STORAGE DEVICE  
In a temperature adjusting structure for an electric power storage device as well as in a temperature adjusting method for an electric power storage device, a temperature adjusting air that...
US20160204483 PREVENTION OF CELL-TO-CELL THERMAL PROPAGATION WITHIN A BATTERY SYSTEM USING PASSIVE COOLING  
Disclosed herein are liquid-cooled battery systems configured to prevent cell-to-cell thermal propagation. In one embodiment, a system includes a section configured to generate and store...
US20160204480 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR STORING ELECTRICAL ENERGY IN ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY ACCUMULATORS  
In a method for storing electric energy in electrochemical energy accumulators and for exchanging electric energy with an electric energy distribution network via a power electronic system...
US20160204441 Wall Mounted Zinc Batteries  
Rechargeable and replaceable zinc cartridges have been used as the components of nickel-zinc batteries. The battery life of a zinc battery is extended by periodic replacing of the zinc anodes at...
US20160197378 ELECTROLYTES FOR WIDE OPERATING TEMPERATURE LITHIUM-ION CELLS  
Provided herein are electrolytes for lithium-ion electrochemical cells, electrochemical cells employing the electrolytes, methods of making the electrochemical cells and methods of using the...
US20160181590 RECHARGABLE BATTERY WITH INTERNAL CURRENT LIMITER AND INTERRUPTER  
A high energy density rechargeable (HEDR) battery employs a combined current limiter/current interrupter to prevent thermal runaway in the event of internal discharge or other disruption of the...
US20160172714 Multi-Element Liquid Metal Battery  
An electrochemical cell includes a negative electrode having at least two active metals, a positive electrode having a metal or alloy, and an electrolyte having a cation of each of the active...
US20160167974 INTEGRATED PROCESS FOR CARBON CAPTURE AND ENERGY PRODUCTION  
The present invention pertains to new methods for generating energy and useful nitrogen compounds from captured carbon dioxide. It involves employing an osmotic engine, draw solution, and feed...
US20160164150 BATTERY HUMIDITY CONTROL BY DIFFUSION BARRIER  
Disclosed herein are various systems and methods for controlling humidity in batteries to reduce formation of condensate in a battery compartment. In one embodiment, a system consistent with the...
US20160164125 ELECTROCHEMICAL SYSTEMS INCORPORATING IN SITU SPECTROSCOPIC DETERMINATION OF STATE OF CHARGE AND METHODS DIRECTED TO THE SAME  
State of charge determination within electrochemical systems, such as flow batteries, can often be difficult to measure, particularly in an in situ manner. Methods for assaying the condition of an...
US20160156081 ALL SOLID STATE LITHIUM BATTERY  
Provided is an all solid-state lithium battery including solid battery materials and whose ohmic resistance is modulated according to temperature. The all solid-state lithium battery can include a...
US20160156074 BATTERY MODULE HAVING SIDE COMPRESSION STRUCTURE WITH HEAT EXCHANGER  
A battery module according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a first array of battery cells along a first axis, and a second array of battery cells...
US20160156059 POLYOZOMETALLATES FOR USE AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURES AND PRESSURES  
The present invention relates to a redox fuel cell comprising an anode and a cathode separated by an ion selective polymer electrolyte membrane; means for supplying a fuel to the anode region of...
US20160156023 COSOLVENT ELECTROLYTES FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICES  
A method for stabilizing electrodes against dissolution and/or hydrolysis including use of cosolvents in liquid electrolyte batteries for three purposes: the extension of the calendar and cycle...
US20160149273 BATTERY ARRANGEMENT FOR ELECTRICALLY POWERED INDUSTRIAL VEHICLE  
The present invention relates to a battery arrangement for an electrically powered industrial vehicle. The battery arrangement comprises a battery and ancillary equipment arranged to connect the...
US20160149270 METHOD AND APPARATUS TO DETECT AND MANAGE BATTERY PACK CELL SWELL  
A method and apparatus for detecting and responding to cell swell in one or more cells of a battery includes receiving one or more indications of cell swell from switching circuitry associated...
US20160149269 RECHARGEABLE BATTERY WITH TEMPERATURE ACTIVATED CURRENT INTERRUPTER  
A high energy density rechargeable (HEDR) metal-ion battery includes an anode and a cathode energy layer, a separator for separating the anode and cathode energy layers, and at least one current...
US20160149268 RECHARGEABLE BATTERY WITH RESISTIVE LAYER FOR ENHANCED SAFETY  
An improved high energy density rechargeable (HEDR) battery with an anode energy layer, a cathode energy layer, a separator between the anode and cathode energy layers for preventing internal...
US20160149199 RECHARGEABLE BATTERY WITH VOLTAGE ACTIVATED CURRENT INTERRUPTER  
A high energy density rechargeable metal-ion battery includes an anode energy layer, a cathode energy layer, a separator for separating the anode and the cathode energy layers, an anode current...
US20160149196 RECHARGEABLE BATTERY WITH INTERNAL CURRENT LIMITER AND INTERRUPTER  
A high energy density rechargeable (HEDR) battery employs a combined current limiter/current interrupter to prevent thermal runaway in the event of internal discharge or other disruption of the...
US20160141734 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REGULATING THE TEMPERATURE OF AN ELECTROCHEMICAL BATTERY  
A system and method regulate the temperature of an electrochemical battery. The system can be incorporated in a hybrid or electric motor vehicle including at least two...
US20160141732 ELECTROCHEMICAL STORAGE DEVICE HAVING A STATE DETECTOR  
An electrochemical storage device including a state detector, has an electrochemical storage device, which has a wall that surrounds an electrochemical storage material. The state detector has at...
US20160141730 Method of Controlling Different Kinds of Battery Cells and Electronic Device for Same  
In acccordance with an embodiment of a disclosure, a battery pack is disclosed that includes a first battery cell of a first battery type, a second battery cell of a second battery type, a sensor...
US20160133964 FLOW BATTERY WITH MANIFOLD PASSAGE THAT VARIES IN CROSS-SECTION  
A flow battery includes a cell stack that has electrochemically active cells and manifolds that define common manifold passages in fluid communication with the electrochemically active cells. A...
US20160133899 RATE-SENSITIVE AND SELF-RELEASING BATTERY CELLS AND BATTERY-CELL STRUCTURES AS STRUCTURAL AND/OR ENERGY-ABSORBING VEHICLE COMPONENTS  
A battery system includes a load bearing structure having battery cells, or structures formed by battery cells, and at least one mechanical switch, and an electrical connection coupled with the...
US20160126594 NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SOLUTION AND NONAQUEOUS SECONDARY BATTERY  
A nonaqueous electrolyte solution including a nonaqueous solvent; an electrolyte; and a combustion inhibitor, in which the combustion inhibitor contains a phosphazene compound, and specific...
US20160126589 ELECTROLYTE FOR BATTERIES WITH REGENERATIVE SOLID ELECTROLYTE INTERFACE  
An energy storage device comprising: an anode; anda solute-containing electrolyte composition wherein the solute concentration in the electrolyte composition is sufficiently high to form a...
US20160126532 MULTI-ELECTRODE ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME  
A multi-electrode device that includes an anode electrode, a cathode electrode, and a gate electrode situated between the anode and cathode, and having an electrolyte. The multi-electrode device...
US20160118697 BATTERY SYSTEM AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF  
A battery system capable of cooling overheated battery packs among a plurality battery packs each mounted in a battery case by measuring temperatures of the battery packs is disclosed, and a...
US20160118696 ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SETTING IDENTIFICATION CODE TO BATTERY TRAY FOR THE SAME  
An energy storage system includes a plurality of trays holding battery packs, each tray having a tray controller, and a switch to set an identification code to the tray, and a rack accommodating...
US20160118653 ANODE ELEMENT FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL REACTIONS  
Anode element for a fuel and electrical power generator unit, the anode element being formed as a massive metal body made from at least one of magnesium, zinc, or aluminum, or an alloy of at least...
US20160107537 METHOD FOR MANAGING THE COOLING OF A BATTERY WITH ADJUSTABLE COOLING THRESHOLDS  
A method for managing a battery located in a motor vehicle includes cooling the battery when a data item indicative of the temperature of the battery exceeds a first threshold, stopping the...
US20160106424 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT BATTERY PACK WITH VOLTAGE POLLING  
A method of operating a medical device comprises electrically connecting a power device to the medical device. The method further comprises sensing at least one characteristic of one of the...
US20160104876 NANOPOROUS COMPOSITE SEPARATORS WITH INCREASED THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY  
Nanoporous composite separators are disclosed for use in batteries and capacitors comprising a nanoporous inorganic material and an organic polymer material. The inorganic material may comprise...
US20160099488 METHOD FOR THE SWITCHING OF A NUMBER OF BATTERY CELLS IN A BATTERY AND BATTERY SYSTEM WITH A BATTERY COMPRISING A NUMBER OF BATTERY CELL UNITS, EACH COMPRISED OF A BATTERY CELL AND A BATTERY CELL MONITORING MODULE ASSOCIATED WITH SAID BATTERY CELL  
A method for the switching of a number of battery cells in a battery which is configured as an electrochemical storage device, wherein each of the battery cells is electrically connected to the...
US20160099474 Electrochemical Devices For Use In Extreme Conditions  
An electrochemical device, such as a battery or power source, provides improved performance under stringent or extreme conditions. Such an electrochemical device for use in high temperature...
US20160093928 BATTERY PACK AND METHOD OF INDICATING REMAINING CAPACITY THEREOF  
A battery pack has a battery, a sensor module, a first power supply module and an indicating module. The sensor module is used to detect a change in an electrical field or magnetic field nearby...
US20160093927 BATTERY CAPACITY DEGRADATION RESOLUTION METHODS AND SYSTEMS  
A vehicle can include a traction battery and a controller in communication with the battery to determine the battery state using sensed battery electrode capacity to account for battery aging. The...
US20160093842 BATTERY MODULE  
A battery module includes a housing that defines an inner volume and includes an airflow path from an aperture formed in a first end member of the housing, through the inner volume, and to an...
US20160079609 FLUORINE-BASED CATHODE MATERIALS FOR THERMAL BATTERIES  
A thermal battery can include an anode of lithium alloy; a metal-fluoride cathode; and an electrolyte composition in contact with the anode and cathode. The lithium alloy can be lithium silicone...
US20160079608 THERMAL BATTERY ELECTROLYTE MATERIALS  
An electrolyte composition can be capable of becoming molten when heated sufficiently. The electrolyte can include at least one lithium halide salt; and at least one lithium non-halide salt...
US20160072132 PROTECTIVE LAYERS IN LITHIUM-ION ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS AND ASSOCIATED ELECTRODES AND METHODS  
Protective layers in lithium-ion electrochemical cells, and associated electrodes and methods, are generally described. The protective layers may comprise lithium-ion-conductive inorganic ceramic...
US20160064780 METHODS FOR DETERMINING AND CONTROLLING BATTERY EXPANSION  
Methods and systems for detecting and compensating for expansion of rechargeable batteries over time. An expansion detector may be coupled to or positioned proximate a rechargeable battery to...
US20160056510 ASSEMBLED BATTERY SYSTEM, STORAGE BATTERY SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR MONITORING AND CONTROLLING ASSEMBLED BATTERY SYSTEM  
An assembled battery system includes: a control unit having a cell monitoring unit for obtaining battery information by monitoring the battery state of each secondary battery belonging to a...