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Gerrit Van Ommering, Joseph F Stockel, James D Dunlop: Metal-hydrogen battery. Communications Satellite Corporation, Sughrue Rothwell Mion Zinn and Macpeak, September 19, 1978: US04115630 (31 worldwide citation)

A rechargeable metal oxide-hydrogen battery which operates on the back-to-back electrode placement theory as opposed to single metal oxide-hydrogen couple cells is disclosed. Interconnecting of electrodes in series and construction of an electrode stack of series connected electrodes is utilized in ...


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Charles W Koehler, Gerrit van Ommering, Neil H Puester: Active cooling system for electrochemical cells. Ford Aerospace & Communications Corporation, Edward J Radlo, Robert D Sanborn, March 25, 1986: US04578324 (24 worldwide citation)

An active cooling system (40, 41) for cooling electrochemical cells (11) that are arranged in a stack (9) in a fuel cell or battery (3). The cooling system (40, 41) comprises cooling panels (15, 16) carrying a cooling fluid that flows adjacent to, and parallel to the plane of, each cell (11). The ra ...


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James D Dunlop, Martin William Earl, Gerrit Van Ommering: Low pressure nickel hydrogen cell. Communications Satellite Corporation, May 25, 1976: US03959018 (20 worldwide citation)

A new sealed rechargeable electric fuel cell of the type using a metal oxide, metal hydroxide or oxygen as the positive electrode reactant and hydrogen as the negative electrode reactant. The cell uses a hexagonal nickel - rare earth metal hydride compound for storage of hydrogen gas which causes th ...


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Gerrit van Ommering, Charles W Koehler: Lightweight bipolar metal-gas battery. Ford Aerospace & Communications Corporation, Edward J Radlo, Robert D Sanborn, January 21, 1986: US04565749 (16 worldwide citation)

A bipolar metal-gas battery cell stack (1) eliminates the heavy bipolar plates (11) of the prior art by means of locating the series electrical connections (25, 27) between oppositely polarized electrodes (5, 7) of adjacent cells (3) external to the cells (3) in a dielectric frame (21, 23). As a res ...


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Gerrit van Ommering, James D Dunlop: Overchargeable sealed metal oxide/lanthanum nickel hydride battery. Communication Satellite Corporation, Sughrue Rothwell Mion Zinn and Macpeak, August 15, 1978: US04107395 (10 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to improvements in the construction of metal oxide/lanthanum nickel hydride storage batteries. A stack construction is disclosed which allows recombination of oxygen before it reaches the hydride electrode. The oxygen gas is forced to escape from the back of the metal oxide el ...


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Theodore O Meyer, Gerrit van Ommering: Equalizing battery cell busbar. Ford Aerospace & Communications Corporation, Edward J Radlo, Robert D Sanborn, October 25, 1983: US04411970 (5 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a battery cell having positive and negative terminals penetrating the same end of the cell, and equalized internal resistance through all paths connecting electrode modules with the terminals. The equalized resistances insure uniform aging of electrode pairs, thus maximizing the life of ...


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Joel Francis Boccio, Gerrit Van Ommering, Walter S Gelon, Steven Daniel Perez, Eric V Werner: High capacity broadband satellite. Space Systems Loral, Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson, July 29, 2014: US08789796 (2 worldwide citation)

A high capacity broadband service is provided from an Earth orbiting satellite having a payload that includes multiple large antennas, the satellite having an inverted configuration when deployed on orbit. The satellite has an aft surface proximate to a launch vehicle structural interface, a forward ...


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Theodore O Meyer, Gerrit van Ommering: Insulated feedthrough expansion seal. Ford Aerospace & Communications Corporation, Edward J Radlo, Robert D Sanborn, November 20, 1984: US04483065 (2 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a seal which provides effective hermetic sealing of insulated metallic feedthroughs in metallic containers. The device has particular applicability in the fabrication of pressurized metal/gas battery cells such as those used in spacecraft. A conductive terminus protrudes through a metal ...


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Theodore O Meyer, Gerrit van Ommering: Insulated feedthrough expansion seal. Ford Aerospace & Communications Corporation, Edward J Radlo, Robert D Sanborn, August 30, 1983: US04401734 (1 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a seal which provides effective hermetic sealing of insulated metallic feedthroughs in metallic containers. The device has particular applicability in the fabrication of pressurized metal/gas battery cells such as those used in spacecraft. A conductive terminus protrudes through a metal ...


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Charles W Koehler, Gerrit Van Ommering: Cylindrical tapered sleeve optimized for weight and heat conduction. Ford Aerospace & Communications, Edward J Radlo, Clifford L Sadler, August 18, 1981: US04284690 (1 worldwide citation)

The disclosed invention is a device and method for optimizing the weight and/or the heat transfer (conduction) capability of a heat transfer cylindrical sleeve. The sleeve is designed to fit around a cylindrical heat source. One particular application for this invention is where the heat source is a ...