Apparatus and method for processing battery electrodes

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 10403880
APP PUB NO 20170077491A1
SERIAL NO

15330272

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An apparatus for processing battery electrodes includes: a microwave applicator cavity with slots on opposite ends to allow a continuous sheet to move through the cavity in a first direction; a processing chamber constructed of microwave-transparent material, disposed within the applicator cavity and surrounding the continuous sheet, the processing chamber having slots to allow the continuous sheet to pass through it; a microwave power supply to deliver power to the applicator cavity; a source of heated gas providing a controlled gas flow through the processing chamber in a direction opposite the first direction; and, at least one non-contacting temperature measuring device positioned to measure a surface temperature at a selected location on the continuous sheet as it passes through the processing chamber. The apparatus is particularly suited for removing polar solvents from porous electrode coatings. A related method is also disclosed.

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AHMAD IFTIKHARRALEIGH NC

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ahmad, Iftikhar Raleigh, US 28 121
Aurora, Peter H Ann Arbor, US 2 1
Cardin, Andrew Cary, US 4 1
DeCamillis, Clayton Raleigh, US 2 1
Hampton, Michael Raleigh, US 2 1
Hicks, William Saline, US 8 26
Webb,, Jr James E Garner, US 2 1
Zhang, Pu Ann Arbor, US 43 211

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