Patents Examined by Carmen V Lyles-Irving
  • Patent number: 11682811
    Abstract: Provided is a battery pack including a plurality of battery cells for generating electrical energy; a lead frame for electrically connecting the plurality of battery cells; a sensor for measuring a status of at least one of the plurality of battery cells; and a wiring member for connecting the sensor and at least one of the plurality of battery cells, wherein the wiring member includes a wiring portion; and a fuse portion having a width smaller than that of the wiring portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jiyoung Ahn, Dukho Ham, Seonghoon Han
  • Patent number: 11664554
    Abstract: A method of producing a battery with a prismatic battery housing includes assembling a battery housing from two prefabricated housing parts, of which the first housing part includes at least a partial region of the element including the at least one through hole as well as at least a partial region of a second element, bordering on the element including the at least one through hole, and the second housing part includes all elements and/or partial regions of elements not part of the first housing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignees: VARTA Microbattery GmbH, VW Kraftwerk GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Gaugler, Andreas Huth, Werner Schreiber, Stefan Stock
  • Patent number: 11652246
    Abstract: A battery module and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. The battery module includes a case providing an internal space, a plurality of battery cells disposed in the internal space of the case, and at least one cooling unit interposed between the battery cells to be in surface contact with the battery cells and dissipating heat generated by the battery cells externally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: SK ON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eun Jeong Choi, Seung Hoon Ju
  • Patent number: 11626649
    Abstract: A battery terminal connector assembly includes a first post engagement portion and a second post engagement portion. The first post engagement portion has a first opening for receiving the battery terminal post therein. The second post engagement portion has a second opening for receiving the battery terminal post therein. The first post engagement portion is movable relative to the second post engagement portion and the first post engagement portion and the second post engagement portion are movable relative to the battery terminal post as the first post engagement portion and the second post engagement portion are moved between a first insertion position and a second termination position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Brasil Industria De Eletronicos LTDA
    Inventors: Luis Altero, Gustavo Bonucci, Agnelo Bartolomeu Cavallaro, Rafael Kazuo Sato T Leme
  • Patent number: 11621462
    Abstract: Presented are finger-proof electrical terminals for battery assemblies, methods for making/using such electrical terminals, and vehicles with battery modules having finger-proof electrical terminals for bolted busbar connections. A battery assembly includes one or more electrochemical battery cells and one or more electrical terminals each electrically connected to the battery cell(s) and having a contact face to electrically connect the battery assembly to an electrical connector. A threaded nut attaches each electrical terminal to one of the electrical connectors. An electrically insulating nut cap is attached to each threaded nut. A battery housing, which stores therein the battery cell(s), includes an electrically insulating housing wall with one or more terminal jackets each mounting therein one of the electrical terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Evan J. Dawley, Phillip D. Hamelin, Scott W. Vaubel, Andrew P. Oury, Neil A. Patel
  • Patent number: 11616270
    Abstract: A battery includes a plurality of battery cells, each battery cell including a core, a source of thermal control fluid in fluid communication with the core, and a first pressure sensitive valve positioned between the core and the source of thermal control fluid, the first pressure sensitive valve adapted to open when pressure within the core exceeds a first pre-determined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Xiaofeng Yang
  • Patent number: 11611127
    Abstract: A supporting base and a relief valve. Relief valve includes valve body, restoring component and plug. Valve body includes first cover plate and first side wall. First cover plate and first side wall together form opening. First side wall includes pressure releasing hole. Vent of casing is connected to opening. Pressure releasing hole is connected to opening. Plug includes second cover plate and second side wall. Second side wall and second cover plate together form recession. Recession is connected to accommodation space via vent. Second cover plate is movably disposed in opening via restoring component. When plug is in initial position, pressure releasing hole is disconnected from accommodation space. When plug is in releasing position, pressure releasing hole is connected to accommodation space via vent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignees: INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chi-Cheng Hsiao
  • Patent number: 11611134
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a technical field of batteries, and a battery and a battery apparatus are provided. The battery includes a cell, and the cell includes a cell body and tab portions. Each of the tab portions extends from one side of the cell body. The battery further includes a housing. The housing is a hollow structure, and the hollow structure is formed inside the housing. The cell is disposed in the housing, and the housing includes a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other. The first surface is provided with liquid injecting holes, and the liquid injecting holes penetrate the first surface and do not penetrate the second surface. An orthographic projection of the cell body on the first surface does not overlap the liquid injecting holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: CALB CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fangfang Pan, Jiuling Xu, Binwei Qi, Yongjie Zhang
  • Patent number: 11600893
    Abstract: A battery system according to the present invention includes: a plurality of battery cells electrically connected to each other; cell voltage sensing lines connected to ends of the battery cells, respectively; a battery management system sensing voltages of the battery cells through the respective cell voltage sensing lines; fuses connected to the cell voltage sensing lines, respectively, to cut off a flow of an excessive current exceeding a rated current when the excessive current flows through the cell voltage sensing lines; and emergency preventing switches connected to the cell voltage sensing lines, respectively, so as to be turned on at the time of sensing the voltage of the battery cell, and turned off in a case when a short circuit between the cell voltage sensing lines occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: SK ON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byoung Kyu Park, Seok Min Kim, Seon Yong Kim, Ha Chul Jeong
  • Patent number: 11600882
    Abstract: Battery systems according to embodiments of the present technology may include a battery characterized by a first surface, a second surface, and a third surface. A recessed ledge may be defined by the third surface about a midpoint of the battery. The first surface and the third surface may define a first terrace formed proximate a first lateral edge of the first surface of the battery adjacent the third surface of the battery, and a second terrace formed proximate a second lateral edge of the first surface of the battery adjacent the third surface of the battery and opposite the first lateral edge. The recessed ledge may extend along the first surface of the battery between the first terrace and the second terrace. The battery systems may also include a module seated on the first surface of the battery between the first terrace and the second terrace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Dominic Pitera, Nathan J. Bohney, Andrew S. Meyers
  • Patent number: 11594763
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an all-solid lithium battery includes: providing a substrate; and forming M rows├ŚN columns of lithium battery cells on the substrate, wherein each of the lithium battery cells includes a positive electrode current collector layer, a positive electrode layer, an electrolyte layer, a negative electrode layer, and a negative electrode current collector layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Quanguo Zhou, Lijia Zhou, Zhidong Wang, Rongjian Yan, Jiuyang Cheng, Ronghua Lan, Yungchiang Lee, Yancheng Lu, Qingguo Yang
  • Patent number: 11591236
    Abstract: A solid electrolyte material contains Li, M, and X. M contains Y, and X is at least one selected from the group consisting of Cl, Br, and I. A first converted pattern, which is obtained by converting the X-ray diffraction pattern of the solid electrolyte material to change its horizontal axis from the diffraction angle to q, includes its base peak within the range in which q is 2.109 ??1 or more and 2.315 ??1 or less. A second converted pattern, which is obtained by converting the X-ray diffraction pattern to change its horizontal axis from the diffraction angle to q/q0, where q0 is the q corresponding to the base peak in the first converted pattern, includes a peak within each of the range in which q/q0 is 1.28 or more and 1.30 or less and the range in which q/q0 is 1.51 or more and 1.54 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Asano, Akihiro Sakai, Masashi Sakaida, Yusuke Nishio
  • Patent number: 11594775
    Abstract: A power supply device disposes an end plate at each end of a battery stack in a stacked direction of the battery stack, and couples a binding bar to the end plate, so as to fix battery cells. The binding bar includes a plate-shaped bar that extends in the stacked direction, and an engagement block that is provided on a plate-shaped bar and protrudes toward an outer peripheral face of the end plate. The engagement block is inserted into a fixing hole provided in the plate-shaped bar and fixed to an inner peripheral face of the fixing hole. The end plate includes a fitting part, to which the engagement block is guided, on the outer peripheral face of the end plate, and includes a stopper that is disposed closer to the battery stack with respect to the fitting part and abuts the engagement block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignees: PANASONIC HOLDINGS CORPORATION, SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinobu Terauchi, Tetsuji Omura
  • Patent number: 11581599
    Abstract: An ambient water condenser system is described having a condensation chamber which at least partially contains or surrounds a fluid reservoir which contains a volume or mass of an aqueous hygroscopic solution for condensing water from ambient air and a distillation process for extracting the water from the solution. The fluid reservoir has a heat source, a lower porous hydrophobic membrane, and an upper porous hydrophobic membrane. The heat source causes the hygroscopic solution near the top of reservoir to have a higher temperature which causes it to have a higher water vapor pressure, whereby the water vapor passing through the upper porous hydrophobic membrane and into the condensation chamber condenses into liquid water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Johnson IP Holding, LLC
    Inventor: Lonnie G. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11581568
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes a battery element including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and an electrolytic solution, a housing member configured to accommodate the battery element, and a safety valve mechanism attached to the housing member. The safety valve mechanism includes a valve member including an opening valve portion configured to be opened; and an opening member including a plurality of opening portions radially arranged in a region opposed to the opening valve portion from a center of the region as a base point, and a plurality of protrusion portions radially arranged in a region outside the plurality of opening portions from the center and the plurality of protrusion portions protrude toward the plurality of opening portions. A number of the opening portions and a number of the protrusion portions are equal to each other, and each of the plurality of opening portions and each of the plurality of protrusion portions are opposed to each other in a direction toward the center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kunio Sodeyama
  • Patent number: 11581554
    Abstract: A cooling control method of a fuel cell is provided. The method includes estimating a temperature of a separator based on heat exchange between the separator formed between unit cells of a fuel cell stack and coolant flowing through a cooling line between the separators. A ratio of coolant passing through a heat exchange device to coolant bypassing the heat exchange device is adjusted based on the estimated temperature of the separator. Additionally, a rotation speed of a pump for circulating coolant for cooling the fuel cell stack is adjusted based on the estimated temperature of the separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jung Hwan Ryu, Dong Hun Lee
  • Patent number: 11571659
    Abstract: A method for producing electrical energy. An electrolyte solution having a first concentration CA of a solute is placed in a first vessel having an electrode arranged so the electrode is contacted with the electrolyte solution of concentration CA. An electrolyte solution having a concentration CB of the same solute is placed in a second vessel having an electrode arranged so the electrode comes in contact with the electrolyte solution of concentration CB, the concentration CB being lower than the concentration CA. The first and the second vessels are separated by a membrane, the membrane having at least one nanochannel arranged to allow diffusion of the electrolyte solution from the first vessel to the second vessel through the at least one nanochannel. An inner surface of the at least one nanochannel is formed of at least one titanium oxide. Electrical energy generated by a potential difference existing between the electrodes is captured using a device having the first and second vessels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignees: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Sweetch Energy
    Inventors: Bruno Mottet, Lyderic Bocquet, Alessandro Siria, Mikhael Bechelany
  • Patent number: 11563240
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses to a sampling circuit board for a battery module and a battery module. The sampling circuit board for a battery module comprises a main board comprising a plurality of electrical connection areas; and a plurality of sampling terminals respectively electrically connected to the plurality of the electrical connection areas, and an end of each of the sampling terminals extends away from the main board, and each of the sampling terminals connected to one of the electrical connection areas of the main board via a connection member, wherein the connection member comprises a main body and at least one hook assembly provided on the main body, and the hook assembly laminates and attaches one of the sampling terminals and one of the electrical connection areas of the main board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited
    Inventors: Sien Chen, Shoujiang Xu, Chunyan Feng
  • Patent number: 11552340
    Abstract: A battery pack may be configured to power any of a plurality of different outdoor power equipment device types. The battery pack may include one or more rechargeable battery cells configured to power a device to which the battery pack is operably coupled, and processing circuitry. The processing circuitry may include at least a processor and memory. The processing circuitry may be configured to enable configuration of the device or another device of a same device type as the device based on a set of configuration settings stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: HUSQVARNA AB
    Inventors: Jon Funk, Eric Tse, Matthew Albinger, Duncan K. Burns, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11545662
    Abstract: Disclosed is a positive active material for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery containing a lithium transition metal composite oxide, in which the lithium transition metal composite oxide has an ?-NaFeO2 structure, a molar ratio Li/Me of Li and a transition metal (Me) of 1.05?Li/Me?1.4, and a porosity of 5 to 15%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: GS Yuasa International Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Endo, Hiromasa Muramatsu