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United States Patent Application

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Provided are sealed pouch-cell batteries that are alkaline batteries or non-aqueous proton-conducing batteries. A pouch cell includes a flexible housing such as is used for pouch cell construction where the housing is in the form of a pouch, a cathode comprising a cathode active material suitable for use in an alkaline battery, an anode comprising an anode active material suitable for use in an alkaline battery, an electrolyte that is optionally an alkaline or proton-conducting electrolyte, and wherein the pouch does not include or require a safety vent or other gas absorbing or releasing system. The batteries provided function contrary to the art recognized belief that such battery systems were impossible due to unacceptable gas production during cycling.
Young, Kwo-hsiung (Troy, MI), Nei, Jean (Southgate, MI), Meng, Tiejun (Novi, MI)
15/ 823,779
November 28, 2017
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SPONSORSHIP [0002] This invention was made with government support under contract no. DE-AR0000386, awarded by Advanced Research Projects Agency--Energy--U.S. Department of Energy under the robust affordable next generation EV-storage (RANGE) program. The government has certain rights in the invention.