Patents Examined by Maria Laios
  • 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: 11552344
    Abstract: A sensing system for a battery includes a flex foil substrate including a first cover layer. A conductive layer defines a trace pattern including traces. A second cover layer defines a first opening. The conductive layer is sandwiched between the first cover layer and the second cover layer. The first opening exposes a first trace and a second trace of the trace pattern. A busbar is attached to the first cover layer of the flex foil substrate. A temperature sensor is connected to the first trace and the second trace of the trace pattern in the first opening of the first cover layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: GENTHERM GMBH
    Inventor: Timothy Hughes
  • 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: 11522193
    Abstract: Systems and methods utilizing water soluble (aqueous) PAA-based polymer binders for silicon-dominant anodes may include an electrode coating layer on a current collector, where the electrode coating layer is formed from silicon and a pyrolyzed water soluble PAA-based polymer blend, wherein the water soluble PAA-based polymer blend comprises PAA and one or more additional water-soluble polymer components. The electrode coating layer may include more than 70% silicon and the anode may be in a lithium ion battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Enevate Corporation
    Inventors: Sanjaya D. Perera, Benjamin Park, Younes Ansari
  • 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: 11482747
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention relates to a pouch-type secondary battery. According to embodiment of the present invention, the pouch-type secondary battery includes: an case configured to house an electrode assembly from which electrode tab are drawn out; sealing parts formed by adhering the case along outer peripheries of the electrode assembly; and folding parts formed by folding the sealing parts of surfaces on which the electrode tab drawn to an outside of the case is not formed, wherein a length of the folding part has a relationship with a thickness of the electrode assembly as the following equation: H?T/2 (wherein, H is the height of the folded folding part, T is the thickness of the electrode assembly, based on a cross-section perpendicular to a direction in which the electrode tabs of the electrode assembly are drawn out).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: SK INNOVATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tae Il Kim, Jin Go Kim, Seung Noh Lee
  • Patent number: 11482761
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a secondary battery and a battery module. The secondary battery includes: a shell having an opening; an electrode assembly including a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate, and a separator; a cap assembly including a cap plate and a first electrode terminal; a lower insulator located at a side of the cap plate away from the terminal board; and a wiring board including a main body portion and an extension portion, wherein the main body portion is located at a side of the lower insulator away from the cap plate and connected to the first electrode plate, the extension portion extends into the electrode lead-out hole and connected to the first electrode terminal, the first electrode plate is electrically connected to the first electrode terminal through the wiring board, and the first electrode terminal does not extend beyond a lower surface of the lower insulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited
    Inventors: Quankun Li, Peng Wang, Taosheng Zhu, Baisong Chen
  • Patent number: 11476593
    Abstract: An electrical connection comprises a first conductor and a second conductor electrically connected to the first conductor. The first conductor has a first contact section with a first contact face laterally delimited by a first side face. The second conductor has a second contact section with a second contact face surrounded by a rim having a second side face. The second side face limits a contact space above the second contact face and the first contact face is arranged on the second contact face. A reservoir space is arranged between the first side face of the first contact face and the second side face of the rim, the reservoir space surrounds the first contact face and a sealing material is arranged in the reservoir space. The sealing material forms a sealing ring that seals an interface between the first contact face and the second contact face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Belgium EC BVBA
    Inventors: Peter Devos, Henk Maes
  • Patent number: 11469409
    Abstract: The present invention provides a negative electrode plate and a battery. The negative electrode plate comprises a negative current collector and a negative film that is provided on at least one surface of the negative current collector and comprises a negative active material. The negative film meets the follow relations: 6.0?PD×Dv50?32.0 and 0.2?PD/Dn10?12.0. The negative electrode plate of the present invention has excellent dynamic performance, and the battery of the present invention has both excellent dynamic performance and long cycle life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited
    Inventors: Jiazheng Wang, Yuliang Shen, Meng Kang, Libing He, Baojian Zhu, Lei Chen
  • Patent number: 11469437
    Abstract: An electrode stack manufacturing apparatus comprising a plate conveyance device (A) provided with a plurality of conveyor plates (20) made to move along a conveyance route while spaced apart from each other. The conveyor plates (20) are successively loaded with sheet-shaped electrodes (1). The conveyor plates (20) are provided with clamps (21, 22, 23, 24) clamping the sheet-shaped electrodes (1) carried on the conveyor plates (20) on the conveyor plates (20) and holding the sheet-shaped electrodes (1) at the placement positions on the conveyor plates (20) during conveyance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nobuhira Abe
  • 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: 11462799
    Abstract: A battery module includes a plurality of cylindrical battery cells, each having at least two electrode terminals of different polarities at one end portion; an upper case and an lower case including an accommodating portion where a space in which the cylindrical battery cells are inserted and accommodated is formed, a gas discharge path extending in front, back, left, and right directions to externally discharge a gas discharged from the cylindrical battery cells and where an open portion externally exposed is formed, and a gas discharge hole opened such that the gas discharge path is connected to the outside; a cover sheet between the upper case and the lower case to cover the open portion of the gas discharge path; and a plurality of wire type bus bars to electrically contact and connect the electrode terminals of the cylindrical battery cells to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Soo-Jun Ahn, Bum Choi, Jun-Ho Lee, Tae-Gyu Lee
  • Patent number: 11453948
    Abstract: Articles and methods related to passivation layers on alkali metals are generally described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Betar Gallant, Mingfu He, Rui Guo
  • 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: 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: 11450864
    Abstract: The fuel cell of the present disclosure includes: a fuel single cell comprising a fuel electrode, an air electrode, and an electrolyte disposed between the electrodes; a separator for separating a fuel gas flowing through the fuel electrode and air flowing through the air electrode; and a sealing portion for hermetically bonding between the separator and the electrolyte, wherein the sealing portion is constituted of a glass composition containing at least two of metallic or metalloid elements contained in the electrolyte and at least two of metallic or metalloid elements contained in the separator; the electrolyte includes a proton conductor; and the proton conductor is represented by a compositional formula: BaZr1-xMxO3, where 0.05?x?0.5; and M is at least one selected from the group consisting of Sc, In, Lu, Yb, Tm, Er, Y, Ho, Dy, and/or Gd.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigenori Onuma, Tomohiro Kuroha, Takehito Goto
  • Patent number: 11450905
    Abstract: Provided is a battery pack including a rectangular parallelepiped first battery module having a first air intake surface, and a rectangular parallelepiped second battery module having a second air intake surface. A cooling air flow passage chamber is formed between the first air intake surface and the second air intake surface. The battery pack includes a one-side wall and an other-side wall that are interposed between the first air intake surface and the second air intake surface and seal the cooling air flow passage chamber from a third direction. The one-side wall and the other-side wall are formed so as to be able to expand and contract in a first direction while maintaining the cooling air flow passage chamber in a sealed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kengo Yasueda, Motoki Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 11444357
    Abstract: A process for joining a battery element (49) by at least one polymer thread (28, 30), comprises the method steps: a) applying a web-shaped or sheet-shaped electrode material (16) to a first separator web (12), b) heating the at least one polymer thread (28, 30) above the softening temperature of the polymer material, c) introducing at least one polymer thread (28, 30) between the first separator web (12) and a further second separator web (40) to be applied to the first separator web (12), and d) cooling the at least one polymer thread (28, 30) between the separator webs (12, 40) and forming at least one material-bond compound (46, 48) therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignees: Robert Bosch GmbH, GS Yuasa International Ltd.
    Inventors: Johannes Proell, Andreas Ringk
  • 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: 11431064
    Abstract: The invention relates to a battery, in particular to a hybrid battery. The invention provides a hybrid battery that is easy to replace a terminal block and has low maintenance cost, comprising a casing and at least two different sets of battery cells arranged in the casing, wherein the casing is detachably provided with a terminal block, the terminal block is electrically connected with the electrode of the battery cells. When in use, the terminal block in the invention can be detached from the hybrid battery in time if the terminal block is oxidized and blackened for long time use, and only the terminal block is replaced instead of the entire hybrid battery, therefore, the maintenance cost of the hybrid battery is low.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignees: Guangzhou Kage Power Industry Co. Ltd., Guangzhou Mintong Trading Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Dexi Wang, Ronghua Chen