Patents Assigned to Concorde Battery Corporation
  • Patent number: 8179092
    Abstract: A rechargeable aircraft battery assembly includes at least one lithium-ion cell having a positive cell terminal and a negative cell terminal and a battery management circuit operable to control charging and/or discharging of the lithium-ion cell. The battery management circuit is constantly off when the aircraft circuit is not engaged with the battery connector and is constantly on when the aircraft circuit is engaged with the battery connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Concorde Battery Corporation
    Inventors: John B. Timmons, David G. Vutetakis
  • Publication number: 20110248680
    Abstract: A rechargeable aircraft battery assembly includes at least one lithium-ion cell having a positive cell terminal and a negative cell terminal and a battery management circuit operable to control charging and/or discharging of the lithium-ion cell. The battery management circuit is constantly off when the aircraft circuit is not engaged with the battery connector and is constantly on when the aircraft circuit is engaged with the battery connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: CONCORDE BATTERY CORPORATION
    Inventors: John B. Timmons, David G. Vutetakis
  • Patent number: 7740142
    Abstract: A frame device for supporting objects such as batteries during seismic stress, comprising a pair of end frame members mounted in upstanding spaced apart relation by a plurality of vertically spaced elongated channel support members secured at opposite terminal ends to the vertical columns of the end frame members, shelves for supporting batteries spanning the channel support members and defining a plurality of compartments for the batteries, each end frame member being formed of a single sheet material shaped to define vertical columns and a web extending between the end columns, a pair of anchors, means for securing the end frames to the anchors, and means defining a plurality of openings in the web of each end frame generally aligned with the compartments formed by the shelves to provide horizontal ventilation of batteries mounted in the compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Concorde Battery Corporation
    Inventors: Russell L. Miller, Henry Jarrett, Andrew Marraffa, David G. Vutetakis
  • Patent number: 7635537
    Abstract: Lead-acid storage batteries of the type having a plurality of cells, each including alternating positive and negative plates, each plate including an upstanding lug, and a partition separating adjacent cells are provided with unique improved lighter weight and lower resistance plate and intercell connectors. The connector comprises at least one cell plate connector including a wall with a multiple spaced slots for receiving the lugs from either the positive or negative plates of the cells. A strap extends from the cell plate connector. The cell plate connector and the strap are formed of a metal substrate that has a lower specific gravity and higher conductivity than lead, the substrate having a lead-based outer coating that resists the corrosive effects of the battery acid. A small amount of lead is then applied covering the slotted wall and at least a portion of each lug to insure good connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: Concorde Battery Corporation
    Inventors: David G. Vutetakis, John B. Timmons, Ramesh C. Bhardwaj
  • Patent number: 6586136
    Abstract: Lightweight, low resistance, thin plate for lead-acid electrochemical cells formed primarily of an aluminum foil substrate having a thickness of between about 0.005 inches and 0.030 inches, and a continuous outer layer of lead or lead alloy having a thickness of less than about 0.005 inches and that is corrosive resistant to the electrolytic acid of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: Concorde Battery Corporation
    Inventors: Ramesh Bhardwaj, John B. Timmons, Joseph A. Orsino
  • Patent number: 6566010
    Abstract: Lightweight, low resistance electrode plates for lead-acid batteries are formed from a highly conductive non-lead substrate with a corrosion prevention layer and a continuous layer of a corrosive resistant conductive materials, such as lead, applied from a fused salt bath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: Concorde Battery Corporation
    Inventors: Ramesh Bhardwaj, John B. Timmons, Joseph A. Orsino
  • Patent number: 6492060
    Abstract: An improved terminal post assembly for low resistance high conductivity, lead/acid batteries in which the conventional cast lead connector which connects the battery post with the terminal has been replaced by a prefabricated connector formed of a material having a non-lead content of greater than 50% and a melting temperature of greater than 450° F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: Concorde Battery Corporation
    Inventor: John B. Timmons
  • Patent number: 6447954
    Abstract: Light weight, low resistance electrode plates for lead-acid batteries are formed from a highly conductive non-lead substrate such as aluminum or copper, coated with a continuous layer of a corrosive resistant conductive materials, such as lead, applied from a fused salt bath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: Concorde Battery Corporation
    Inventors: John B. Timmons, Joseph A. Orsino, Ramesh Bhardwaj
  • Patent number: 6001506
    Abstract: An improved terminal post assembly for lead/acid batteries in which the conventional cast lead connecting pad which connects the battery post with the threaded terminal has been replaced by a prefabricated connector formed of a lightweight material having high current capacity and creep resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1999
    Assignee: Concorde Battery Corporation
    Inventors: John B. Timmons, Edward F. Koss
  • Patent number: 4482618
    Abstract: A lead-acid aircraft battery including an electric terminal assembly for making connections to the internal electrodes of the battery, the terminal assembly being embedded in the plastic cover of the battery and effectively sealed to the cover so as to prevent corrosion by the acid electrolyte in the battery. In a first embodiment the terminal assembly includes a pair of threaded terminal posts which extend outwardly from the cover; and a receptacle; including a corresponding pair of terminal pins respectively threaded coaxially to the posts, is attached to the cover by screws. In a second embodiment an Elcon type receptacle is molded directly into the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 13, 1984
    Assignee: Concorde Battery Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph A. Orsino, Ernest R. Sawyer, Ronald J. Hollett
  • Patent number: 4472486
    Abstract: A molded plastic receptacle for a lead-acid aircraft battery, or the like, which is adapted to be mounted on the side wall of the battery comprising threaded pin terminals which extend through the receptacle and which are molded to the receptacle. The receptacle is formed of a polycarbonate thermoplastic resin which is sufficiently strong to permit the receptacle to be mounted on the side wall of the battery by screws extending through holes in the receptacle and without any need to provide metal bushings in the holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 18, 1984
    Assignee: Concorde Battery Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph A. Orsino, Ronald J. Hollett, Ernest R. Sawyer