Patents by Inventor Dale B. Trester

Dale B. Trester has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 12034129
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a battery module that includes a housing having a first protruding shelf along a first perimeter of the housing, a second protruding shelf along a second perimeter of the housing, where the first and second protruding shelves each include an absorptive material configured to absorb a first laser emission. The battery module also includes an electronics compartment cover configured to be coupled to the housing via a first laser weld, and a cell receptacle region cover configured to be coupled to the housing via a second laser weld. The electronics compartment cover has a first transparent material configured to transmit the first laser emission toward the first protruding shelf and the cell receptacle region cover has a second transparent material configured to transmit the first laser emission or a second laser emission toward the second protruding shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: CPS Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Matthew R. Tyler, Christopher M. Bonin, John P. Dinkelman, Richard M. DeKeuster, Dale B. Trester
  • Patent number: 11978845
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a battery module having a housing and a stack of battery cells disposed in the housing. Each battery cell has a battery cell terminal and a battery cell vent on an end of each battery cell, and the battery cell vent is configured to exhaust effluent into the housing. The battery module has a vent shield plate disposed in the housing and directly along an immediate vent path of the effluent, a first surface of the vent shield plate configured to direct the effluent to an opening between the shield plate and the housing, and a second surface of the vent shield plate opposite the first surface. The battery module also has a venting chamber coupled to the opening and at least partially defined by the second surface and a vent configured to direct the effluent out of the battery module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: CPS Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Richard M. DeKeuster, Dale B. Trester
  • Publication number: 20230207974
    Abstract: A battery and straps for a battery are disclosed. The battery according to various embodiments comprises a number of straps which connect a number of battery cells in series. The battery straps may pass through cutouts provided in a cell divider wall. The cutouts and straps may define a common headspace. The battery may have five connecting straps and two end straps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2023
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Inventors: Fabio F. Peluso, Jeffrey L. Troxel, Dale B. Trester
  • Patent number: 11660971
    Abstract: A battery module includes a plurality of battery cells disposed in at least two rows. The battery cells in adjacent rows are offset from each other. Each of the plurality of battery cells includes a cover and a first terminal that extends from the cover outward. The first terminal is configured to be coupled to a second terminal on an adjacent battery cell. The plurality of battery cells are electrically coupled to each other in a zigzag pattern via the first and second terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: CLARIOS ADVANCED SOLUTIONS LLC
    Inventors: Jason D. Fuhr, Steven J. Wood, Dale B. Trester, Gary P. Houchin-Miller
  • Publication number: 20230124560
    Abstract: A battery module is described herein. The example battery module incldues a housing, a pluarlity of battery cells, and at least one cell-swelling restraint feature. The example cell-swelling restraint feature includes a cradle, side walls, and heat-staking features. The example battery module also includes an isolation feature positioned between the restraint feature and the battery cells to provide electrical insulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Publication date: April 20, 2023
    Inventors: Nicholas E. Elison, Eric Kar Wai Lee, Jordan Petrie, Dale B. Trester, Marco Jansen, Joerg Birkholz
  • Patent number: 11588214
    Abstract: A battery and straps for a battery are disclosed. The battery according to various embodiments comprises a number of straps which connect a number of battery cells in series. The battery straps may pass through cutouts provided in a cell divider wall. The cutouts and straps may define a common headspace. The battery may have five connecting straps and two end straps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: CPS Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Fabio F. Peluso, Jeffrey L. Troxel, Dale B. Trester
  • Publication number: 20220320650
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a battery module having a housing with a first end (having a cell receptacle region) and a second end opposite to the first end. The battery module includes a stack of electrochemical cells inserted through the cell receptacle region of the housing, disposed between the first end and the second end of the housing, and having terminal ends of all the electrochemical cells of the stack aligned in a planar area. The battery module includes a bus bar carrier disposed over the stack of electrochemical cells and within the cell receptacle region of the housing. The bus bar carrier includes bus bars disposed thereon that interface with the terminal ends. The battery module includes a layer of thermal epoxy disposed between the second end of the housing and a bottom side of the stack of electrochemical cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Matthew R. Tyler, Xugang Xhang, Richard M. Dekeuster, Christopher M. Bonin, Dale B. Trester
  • Publication number: 20220320633
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a battery module that includes a housing having a first protruding shelf along a first perimeter of the housing, a second protruding shelf along a second perimeter of the housing, where the first and second protruding shelves each include an absorptive material configured to absorb a first laser emission. The battery module also includes an electronics compartment cover configured to be coupled to the housing via a first laser weld, and a cell receptacle region cover configured to be coupled to the housing via a second laser weld. The electronics compartment cover has a first transparent material configured to transmit the first laser emission toward the first protruding shelf and the cell receptacle region cover has a second transparent material configured to transmit the first laser emission or a second laser emission toward the second protruding shelf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Matthew R. Tyler, Christopher M. Bonin, John P. Dinkelman, Richard M. DeKeuster, Dale B. Trester
  • Publication number: 20220190433
    Abstract: A valve assembly for a battery cover is provided. The valve assembly may advantageously allow for testing prior to installation on a battery cover. A battery is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Nicholas E. Elison, Dale B. Trester, Arunraj Varatharajah
  • Patent number: 11316221
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a battery module that includes a housing having a first protruding shelf along a first perimeter of the housing, a second protruding shelf along a second perimeter of the housing, where the first and second protruding shelves each include an absorptive material configured to absorb a first laser emission. The battery module also includes an electronics compartment cover configured to be coupled to the housing via a first laser weld, and a cell receptacle region cover configured to be coupled to the housing via a second laser weld. The electronics compartment cover has a first transparent material configured to transmit the first laser emission toward the first protruding shelf and the cell receptacle region cover has a second transparent material configured to transmit the first laser emission or a second laser emission toward the second protruding shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: CPS Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Matthew R. Tyler, Christopher M. Bonin, John P. Dinkelman, Richard M. DeKeuster, Dale B. Trester
  • Patent number: 11309604
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a battery module having a housing with a first end (having a cell receptacle region) and a second end opposite to the first end. The battery module includes a stack of electrochemical cells inserted through the cell receptacle region of the housing, disposed between the first end and the second end of the housing, and having terminal ends of all the electrochemical cells of the stack aligned in a planar area. The battery module includes a bus bar carrier disposed over the stack of electrochemical cells and within the cell receptacle region of the housing. The bus bar carrier includes bus bars disposed thereon that interface with the terminal ends. The battery module includes a layer of thermal epoxy disposed between the second end of the housing and a bottom side of the stack of electrochemical cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: CPS Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Matthew R. Tyler, Xugang Zhang, Richard M. DeKeuster, Christopher M. Bonin, Dale B. Trester
  • Patent number: 11289767
    Abstract: A valve assembly for a battery cover is provided. The valve assembly may advantageously allow for testing prior to installation on a battery cover. A battery is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: CPS Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas E. Elison, Dale B. Trester, Arunraj Varatharajah
  • Patent number: 11152672
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a battery module having a stack of electrochemical cells that includes terminals, a housing that receives the stack of electrochemical cells, and a bus bar carrier disposed over the stack of electrochemical cells such that bus bars disposed on the bus bar carrier interface with the terminals of the stack of electrochemical cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: CPS Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Robert J. Mack, Dale B. Trester, Richard M. DeKeuster, Jennifer L. Czarnecki, Jason D. Fuhr
  • Patent number: 11063326
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a battery module having a housing and a stack of battery cells disposed in a receptacle area of the housing, where each battery cell has a top having a battery cell terminal and a bottom, where the top of the battery cells face outwardly away from the receptacle area. The battery module includes an integrated sensing and bus bar subassembly positioned against the stack of battery cells and has a carrier, a bus bar integrated onto the carrier, and a biasing member integrated onto the carrier. The bus bar electrically couples battery cells in an electrical arrangement, and the biasing member is between the top of each battery cell and the carrier, where the biasing member has a first material, more compliant than a second material of the carrier, and the biasing member biases the stack of battery cells inwardly toward the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: CPS Technology Holdings LL
    Inventors: Robert J. Mack, Richard M. DeKeuster, Jennifer L. Czarnecki, Ken Nakayama, Matthew R. Tyler, Christopher M. Bonin, Xugang Zhang, Dale B. Trester, Jason D. Fuhr
  • Publication number: 20210036301
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a battery module having a housing and a stack of battery cells disposed in the housing. Each battery cell has a battery cell terminal and a battery cell vent on an end of each battery cell, and the battery cell vent is configured to exhaust effluent into the housing. The battery module has a vent shield plate disposed in the housing and directly along an immediate vent path of the effluent, a first surface of the vent shield plate configured to direct the effluent to an opening between the shield plate and the housing, and a second surface of the vent shield plate opposite the first surface. The battery module also has a venting chamber coupled to the opening and at least partially defined by the second surface and a vent configured to direct the effluent out of the battery module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Richard M. DeKeuster, Dale B. Trester
  • Patent number: 10847777
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a battery module having a housing and a stack of battery cells disposed in the housing. Each battery cell has a battery cell terminal and a battery cell vent on an end of each battery cell, and the battery cell vent is configured to exhaust effluent into the housing. The battery module has a vent shield plate disposed in the housing and directly along an immediate vent path of the effluent, a first surface of the vent shield plate configured to direct the effluent to an opening between the shield plate and the housing, and a second surface of the vent shield plate opposite the first surface. The battery module also has a venting chamber coupled to the opening and at least partially defined by the second surface and a vent configured to direct the effluent out of the battery module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: CPS Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Richard M. DeKeuster, Dale B. Trester
  • Publication number: 20200287197
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a battery module having a stack of electrochemical cells that includes terminals, a housing that receives the stack of electrochemical cells, and a bus bar carrier disposed over the stack of electrochemical cells such that bus bars disposed on the bus bar carrier interface with the terminals of the stack of electrochemical cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Robert J. Mack, Dale B. Trester, Richard M. DeKeuster, Jennifer L. Czarnecki, Jason D. Fuhr
  • Publication number: 20200235372
    Abstract: A battery module includes a plurality of battery cells disposed in at least two rows. The battery cells in adjacent rows are offset from each other. Each of the plurality of battery cells includes a cover and a first terminal that extends from the cover outward. The first terminal is configured to be coupled to a second terminal on an adjacent battery cell. The plurality of battery cells are electrically coupled to each other in a zigzag pattern via the first and second terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Jason D. FUHR, Steven J. WOOD, Dale B. TRESTER, Gary P. HOUCHIN-MILLER
  • Patent number: 10665848
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a battery module having a stack of electrochemical cells that includes terminals, a housing that receives the stack of electrochemical cells, and a bus bar carrier disposed over the stack of electrochemical cells such that bus bars disposed on the bus bar carrier interface with the terminals of the stack of electrochemical cells. The bus bar carrier includes opposing first and second guide extensions, the stack of electrochemical cells is disposed between the opposing first and second guide extensions, and the opposing first and second guide extensions physically contact a first outer electrochemical cell and a second outer electrochemical cell, respectively, of the stack of electrochemical cells to guide the terminals of the stack of electrochemical cells toward corresponding ones of the bus bars disposed on the bus bar carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: CPS Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Robert J. Mack, Dale B. Trester, Richard M. DeKeuster, Jennifer L. Czarnecki, Jason D. Fuhr
  • Patent number: 10651432
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a battery module having a housing with a first cover and a second cover. The battery module includes a plurality of lithium-ion (Li-ion) electrochemical cells disposed in the housing adjacent to the second cover. The battery module also includes a reinforcement column disposed within the housing that extends along a direction from the second cover to the first cover. The reinforcement column is positioned against the first cover and is coupled to a feature between the first and second covers, and the reinforcement column is configured to enhance a load bearing capacity of the battery module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: CPS Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Matthew R. Tyler, Richard M. DeKeuster, Dale B. Trester, Christopher M. Bonin