Patents Examined by Jordan E Berresford
  • Patent number: 11569540
    Abstract: A packaging film includes a packaging portion and a pulling portion, and the pulling portion and the packaging portion are demarcated by a tear line. When the pulling portion is pulled, the tear line is disconnected, and the pulling portion is separated from the packaging portion. In a packaging face of the packaging portion, an area packaging a side wall of the battery is a glue-free area, and other areas are provided with a first adhesive. An adhesive face in the packaging portion is provided with a second adhesive. A part of the packaging face in the pulling portion is provided with a third adhesive, and the adhesive face in the pulling portion is a glue-free area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zongyu Gao, Hongxing Wang
  • Patent number: 11545712
    Abstract: The present invention relates to: a shape correction device for a frame body; and a method for manufacturing an electrolyte film/electrode structure that is provided with a resin frame for a fuel cell. A shape correction device, which corrects the shape of a frame body that is provided with a rectangular opening, is equipped with a pressing mechanism that applies, to each side of the frame body, a pressing force directed from the inner side to the outer side of the opening. The pressing mechanism may have a first bar and a second bar, which apply the pressing force by being in contact with inner wall surfaces of each side of the frame body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken Harada, Satoshi Hasegawa, Sachio Suzuki, Kouya Shimada, Nobuyoshi Muromoto, Hiroshi Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 11515604
    Abstract: A bus bar module includes a circuit body, a bus bar, a holder, and a cover configured to be assembled to the holder to protect the circuit body and the holder. The circuit body includes a belt-like main line that extends in a first direction, a belt-like branch line that extends from the main line so as to branch from the main line, and a connection portion provided in a position closer to a distal end of the branch line than a folded portion the branch line. The cover is structured so as to be stretchable and shrinkable in the first direction in accordance with a stretching and a shrinking of the holder in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Ichikawa, Kimitoshi Makino, Makoto Kobayashi, Tomoji Yasuda, Masahiro Takamatsu
  • Patent number: 11489198
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are electrolyte compositions comprising a fluorinated solvent, at least one silyl oxalate represented by the formulas RR?Si(C2O4), wherein R and R? are each the same or different from each other and independently selected from C1-C8 alkyl, C2-C8 alkenyl, C2-C8 alkynyl, or C6-C10 aryl radical, optionally comprising at least one substituent selected from halogen, hydroxyl, alkoxy, carbonyl, and carboxyl groups; and LiPF6. Also disclosed herein are electrolyte compositions comprising a fluorinated solvent and a lithium oxalato phosphate salt represented by the formula LiPF(6-2q)(C2O4)q, wherein q is 1, 2 or 3; wherein the oxalato phosphate salt comprises at least a portion that is derived from at least one silyl oxalate as defined herein. The electrolyte compositions are useful in electrochemical cells, such as lithium ion batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Solvay SA
    Inventors: Kenneth Gene Moloy, Stephen E. Burkhardt, Kostantinos Kourtakis, Brian Levy-Polis
  • Patent number: 11462790
    Abstract: A power supply device having a battery block with a terminal surface on which terminals of a plurality of battery cells are arranged side by side, and a side plate with an elastic part, a holding part and a body part that extends along the side surfaces of the battery block. The elastic part faces the terminal surface and the holding part faces the bottom surface of the battery block. An insulation part is disposed between the elastic part and the battery block and has a positioning region and a pressing region that are disposed on one surface of the insulation part so as to face the elastic part. The positioning region is provided at an end of the insulation part located at the body part side, and extends to a position that is separated farther away from the elastic part than the pressing region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuji Omura, Mitsutoshi Tajima
  • Patent number: 11456484
    Abstract: Electrolytes and electrolyte additives for energy storage devices comprising linear carbonate compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Enevate Corporation
    Inventors: Liwen Ji, Benjamin Yong Park, Sung Won Choi, Heidi Anderson
  • Patent number: 11456467
    Abstract: A solid oxide fuel cell including unit cells, including: a pair of interconnectors for electrically connecting the unit cells; a membrane-electrode assembly including an electrolyte membrane and a pair of electrode layers disposed with the electrolyte membrane therebetween; a pair of current collectors disposed between the electrode layers and the interconnectors so as to be in contact with the pair of electrode layers and the pair of interconnectors, respectively, and electrically connecting the pair of electrode layers and the pair of interconnectors; and elastic bodies biasing at least one current collector of the pair of current collectors toward a corresponding electrode layer and made of austenitic stainless steel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Kakuwa, Hiromi Kita, Tomoya Kamata, Masatoshi Nakamura, Tomohiro Kuroha
  • Patent number: 11456496
    Abstract: A battery pack for a vehicle is provided. The battery pack includes: a plurality of battery modules and a liquid cooling circuit. At least one of the battery modules is arranged in two different levels from among a plurality of levels of the battery pack, the levels of the battery pack being adjacent each other in a vertical direction. The liquid cooling circuit is in thermal contact with the battery modules in the two different levels of the battery pack, and the liquid cooling circuit includes a bypass tube having an inlet opening at a highest point of the liquid cooling circuit in the vertical direction and an outlet opening within the liquid cooling circuit at a lower point of the liquid cooling circuit than the highest point of the liquid cooling circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Carl-Michael Masaryk, Matthias Pucher, Thomas Hoermann
  • Patent number: 11456500
    Abstract: Disclosed is a battery module, which includes: a plurality of battery cells stacked side by side; a module case configured to accommodate the plurality of battery cells; a heatsink mounted to an outer side of the module case to cool the plurality of battery cells; and at least one heat transfer pad disposed in contact with the heatsink and the plurality of battery cells to penetrate the module case at least partially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Ho-June Chi, Jeong-O Mun, Jin-Yong Park, Sung-Won Seo, Yoon-Koo Lee
  • Patent number: 11437676
    Abstract: A battery pack includes: a plurality of battery modules disposed adjacent to each other in a first direction inside a pack case, each of the plurality of battery modules including a plurality of battery cells disposed side by side in a second direction, the second direction being orthogonal to the first direction; and a side-frame disposed between the battery modules disposed adjacent to each other in the first direction inside the pack case. The side-frame includes two side-walls and a joint. The two side-walls elastically press side-surfaces, in the first direction, of the battery modules disposed adjacent to each other. The side-frame has a long-length shape with a U-shaped cross section. In a state where the side-frame is removed from the battery modules disposed adjacent to each other, a distance between the two side-walls of the side-frame becomes larger as the two side-walls go away toward opposite the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akihiro Yoneyama
  • Patent number: 11427093
    Abstract: A battery module is provided. The battery module includes: a housing accommodating a plurality of battery packs electrically connected to each other; and a high-voltage connector formed on the housing, wherein the high-voltage connector includes: a terminal block including an electrode through which current flows and a shielding portion formed to surround the electrode; a connection block electrically connected to the shielding portion; and a bracket interposed between the terminal block and the connection block, wherein the bracket includes a first ground hole forming an electrical connection with the connection block and a second ground hole forming an electrical connection with the housing, and a helical pattern is formed in the first and second ground holes. Accordingly, electromagnetic noise may be effectively shielded and removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Doosung Jeon
  • Patent number: 11424498
    Abstract: A battery pack for a vehicle is provided. The battery pack includes: a plurality of battery modules and a liquid cooling circuit. At least one of the battery modules is arranged in two different levels from among a plurality of levels of the battery pack, the levels of the battery pack being adjacent each other in a vertical direction. The liquid cooling circuit is in thermal contact with the battery modules in the two different levels of the battery pack, and the liquid cooling circuit includes a bypass tube having an inlet opening at a highest point of the liquid cooling circuit in the vertical direction and an outlet opening within the liquid cooling circuit at a lower point of the liquid cooling circuit than the highest point of the liquid cooling circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Carl-Michael Masaryk, Matthias Pucher, Thomas Hoermann
  • Patent number: 11411276
    Abstract: A battery pack includes: an assembled battery having battery cells; a battery case that houses the assembled battery; a wiring case assembled to the battery case; and an elastic member held between the battery cell and the wiring case. A safety valve is formed on one surface of the battery cell. The elastic member has a first end surface that comes in contact with a region in which the safety valve is not formed on the one surface of the battery cell, and a second end surface that comes in contact with a facing surface of the wiring case that faces the one surface. The wiring case has a regulation member that comes in contact with a side surface of the elastic member which connects the first end surface to the second end surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidehiro Kinoshita, Masato Niwa
  • Patent number: 11362317
    Abstract: An electrode for solid-state batteries, comprising a PTC resistor layer, and a solid-state battery comprising the electrode. The electrode may be an electrode for solid-state batteries, wherein the electrode comprises an electrode active material layer, a current collector and a PTC resistor layer disposed between the electrode active material layer and the current collector; wherein the PTC resistor layer contains an electroconductive material, an insulating inorganic substance and a polymer; and wherein a porosity of the PTC resistor layer is from 5% to 13%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Norihiro Ose, Tomoya Suzuki, Hajime Hasegawa, Kazuo Yaso, Hideaki Nishimura, Yuki Matsushita
  • Patent number: 11316174
    Abstract: A fuel cell stack for providing uniform fluid flow through a plurality of plates is provided. The fuel cell stack includes a plurality of plates that define a plurality of fuel cells stacked with each other, each plate having a fuel inlet hole for receiving fuel and a fuel outlet hole for discharging fuel. The fuel cell stack includes a fuel inlet insert extending into the fuel inlet hole of at least some of the plurality of plates. The fuel inlet insert has an upstream end and a downstream end relative to a direction of fuel flow through the fuel inlet holes. The upstream end of the fuel inlet insert has a porosity and permeability less than a porosity and permeability of the downstream end of the fuel inlet insert such that the fuel insert provides uniform fuel flow through the plurality of plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Ercan Mehmet Dede, Yuqing Zhou, Tsuyoshi Nomura
  • Patent number: 11276861
    Abstract: A positive electrode for an air battery includes a current collector and a porous layer including an electroconductive material. The current collector includes a base having a first major surface, and a plurality of projections disposed on at least the first major surface of the base. The first major surface of the base is a planar surface. The porous layer is disposed on the first major surface of the base and is in direct contact with the first major surface. The projections are in direct contact with the porous layer in the interior of the porous layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Sawada, Tsutomu Kawashima
  • Patent number: 11239513
    Abstract: A direct heat to electricity engine includes solid state electrodes of an electrochemically active material that has an electrochemical reaction potential that is temperature dependent. The electrodes are configured in combination with electrolyte separators to form membrane electrode assemblies. The membrane electrode assemblies are grouped into pairs, whereby each membrane electrode assembly of a given pair is ionically and electronically interconnected with the other. One membrane electrode assembly of a given pair is coupled to a heat source with the other to a heat sink. One membrane electrode assembly of the pair is electrically discharged while the other is electrically charged, whereby the net and relative charge between the two remains constant because of the electronic and ionic interconnection and the difference in temperature of the membrane electrode assemblies, and thereby voltage, results in net power generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: JOHNSON IP HOLDING, LLC
    Inventor: Lonnie G. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11129412
    Abstract: A battery stick for the oval-shaped electronic cigarette comprises a rod shaped housing, and a battery, a control circuit board, and a power button which are accommodated in the housing, wherein an engagement portion for fixed connection with a vaporizer is arranged on an inner wall of the housing proximal to the open end, a mounting frame fitted inside the housing comprises a battery section and a circuit section arranged at one side of the control circuit board with a frame side plate having a same curvature as the inner wall of the housing, an outer border of the mounting frame is arranged with electrodes; the power button is arranged on the power switch of the control circuit board and is received in the first button hole of the housing; and a wedge part is arranged between the inner wall of the housing and the frame side plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventor: Guangrong Lin
  • Patent number: 11108088
    Abstract: A method produces a laminate-type battery which can suppress short-circuiting even when a positioning guide is used. The method for producing a laminate-type battery having a first current collector layer, a first active material layer, a solid electrolyte layer or a separator layer, a second active material layer, and a second current collector layer laminated in this order, the method includes arranging a first layer along a first contact surface of a positioning guide, rotating the positioning guide, and thereafter arranging a second layer on the arranged first layer along a second contact surface of the positioning guide. The first layer and the second layer are different from each other and include an arbitrary layer selected from the first current collector layer, the first active material layer, the solid electrolyte layer or the separator layer, the second active material layer, and the second current collector layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Keisuke Morita
  • Patent number: 11056736
    Abstract: A device has a shield boxes with a plurality of batteries installed, an inner wall of the shield box has a condenser pipe filled with coolant, a cylinder rotatably connects with an inner bottom of the shield box, an upper end of the cylinder has a circular groove arranged coaxially with the cylinder, the circular groove is sealed and rotated to connect with a circular block, a water inlet end and a water outlet end of the condenser pipe are both sealed and penetrated through the circular block, a heat insulation plate is arranged in the cylinder, the heat insulation plate divides the cylinder into two insulation chambers of the same size, an upper end of the cylinder is provided with two through holes communicating with the circular groove, a driving device for driving the cylinder to rotate is installed in the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventor: Gong Zhu