Patents by Inventor Eid Farha

Eid Farha 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: 10971777
    Abstract: An exemplary support assembly includes a first housing that supports a first battery structure, a second housing that supports a second battery structure, a cover, and a common attachment that secures together the first housing, the second housing, and the cover. An exemplary support method includes securing together a first housing, a second housing, and a cover with a common attachment. The first housing supports a first battery structure that is enclosed by the second housing. The second housing supports a second battery structure that is enclosed by the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Matthew Haag, Eid Farha, Lucas Amber
  • Publication number: 20210046815
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a battery assembly with a plate having a compression limiting feature, and a corresponding electrified vehicle and method. An example battery assembly includes a wall having an inner surface and an outer surface. The wall also has a central opening. The battery assembly further includes a plate abutting the outer surface of the wall and covering the central opening. The plate also includes a main body and a post projecting from the main body toward the inner surface of the wall. Among other benefits, this arrangement limits compression of the wall and increases the ease of mounting components, such as electrical or fluid connectors, to the battery assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Eid Farha, Temam Kedir, Hari Krishna Addanki
  • Patent number: 10892458
    Abstract: An exemplary busbar forming method includes, among other things, creasing a sheet of material to form a plurality of creases that partition the sheet into a plurality of segments. The method further includes identifying a desired size for a terminal receiving recess in a busbar. In response to the desired size, the method folds at least some of the segments relative to each other about at least some of the creases according to a first process, or a different, second process. An exemplary battery assembly includes, among other things, a busbar formed from a sheet of material. The busbar has a terminal receiving recess. Creases are formed within the sheet that partition at least a portion of the sheet into a plurality of segments. Some of the segments are folded relative to each other about at least some of the creases to provide the terminal receiving recess in the busbar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Rajesh Narayanan, Masahiro Kimoto, Abdul Lateef, Eid Farha, Hari Krishna Addanki, John Sturza, Temam Kedir
  • Patent number: 10868287
    Abstract: An exemplary battery pack assembly includes an endplate with a first side region and a second side region opposite the first side region, a first connector in the first side region, and a second connector in the second side region. The first and second connectors each provide a connection point to secure the endplate to a support when a respective one of the first or second side regions is positioned proximate the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Eid Farha, James M. McManaman, Patrick Daniel Maguire
  • Publication number: 20200335743
    Abstract: This disclosure details assemblies for mounting and supporting components within battery packs. Exemplary battery packs may include a first battery array, a second battery array positioned adjacent to the first battery array, a crossmember positioned between the first battery array and the second battery array, and a support bracket connected to the crossmember. Together, the crossmember and the support bracket established an assembly. Both the first battery array and the second battery array may be secured to the crossmember, and the support bracket may support a second tier structure above at least one of the first battery array or the second battery array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Rohan GUPTA, Eid FARHA, Michael William DANYO
  • Patent number: 10516145
    Abstract: An exemplary battery assembly includes an endplate of a battery array, and an enclosure wall secured directly to the endplate from outside an open area of a battery pack enclosure. An exemplary method of securing a battery array includes positioning a battery array within an open area of an enclosure and, from a position outside the open area, securing an endplate of a battery array directly to a wall of a battery pack enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Benedict, Brent Zapczynski, Michael Reibling, Eid Farha, Patrick Daniel Maguire
  • Patent number: 10497909
    Abstract: A traction battery assembly includes a tray and a pair of adjacent cell arrays disposed on the tray. Each array includes a plurality of stacked cells and a plurality of cell spacers interleaved with the cells. A portion of each of the spacers of one of the arrays is inserted into one of the spacers of the other of the arrays to form a plurality of end-to-end connected spacer pairs configured to secure the arrays together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Eid Farha
  • Publication number: 20190202307
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a heat exchanger plate assembly that includes a plate body, a retention cradle protruding outwardly from the plate body, and a coolant conduit secured to the plate body by the retention device. The coolant conduit may snap into the retention cradle to secure the coolant conduit to the plate body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin A. Montgomery, Hari Krishna Addanki, Eid Farha, Michael E. Reibling, Jeffrey Michael Haag, Brock Dunlap, Samir Subba
  • Patent number: 10333118
    Abstract: A battery pack according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, an electronics module and an electronics umbrella positioned to channel moisture away from the electronics module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Eid Farha, Hari Addanki, Keith Kearney, Chung-hsing Kuo
  • Publication number: 20190189994
    Abstract: An exemplary busbar forming method includes, among other things, creasing a sheet of material to form a plurality of creases that partition the sheet into a plurality of segments. The method further includes identifying a desired size for a terminal receiving recess in a busbar. In response to the desired size, the method folds at least some of the segments relative to each other about at least some of the creases according to a first process, or a different, second process. An exemplary battery assembly includes, among other things, a busbar formed from a sheet of material. The busbar has a terminal receiving recess. Creases are formed within the sheet that partition at least a portion of the sheet into a plurality of segments. Some of the segments are folded relative to each other about at least some of the creases to provide the terminal receiving recess in the busbar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Rajesh Narayanan, Masahiro Kimoto, Abdul Lateef, Eid Farha, Hari Krishna Addanki, John Sturza, Temam Kedir
  • Publication number: 20190157640
    Abstract: An exemplary battery assembly includes, among other things, a first array of battery cells distributed along a first axis, and a second array of battery cells distributed along a second axis laterally spaced from the second axis. A thermal exchange plate is disposed between the first and second arrays. An endplate spans across at least a portion of axially facing end of both the first and second array. An exemplary securing method includes, among other things, positioning a first array of battery cells adjacent a first side of a thermal exchange plate, and a second array of battery cells adjacent an opposite, second side of the thermal exchange plate. The method includes securing the first and second arrays with an endplate spanning across axially facing ends of the both the first and second arrays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Eid Farha, Hari Krishna Addanki, Keith Kearney, Jeffrey Haag
  • Patent number: 10186729
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes, among other things, winding a curable material at least partially about a plurality of battery cells that are compressed by a fixture. An exemplary assembly includes, among other things, a plurality of battery cells compressed by a fixture, and a curable material wound around the plurality of battery cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Matthew Haag, Eid Farha
  • Publication number: 20180294450
    Abstract: An exemplary support assembly includes a first housing that supports a first battery structure, a second housing that supports a second battery structure, a cover, and a common attachment that secures together the first housing, the second housing, and the cover. An exemplary support method includes securing together a first housing, a second housing, and a cover with a common attachment. The first housing supports a first battery structure that is enclosed by the second housing. The second housing supports a second battery structure that is enclosed by the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey Matthew Haag, Eid Farha, Lucas Amber
  • Publication number: 20180269518
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes, among other things, winding a curable material at least partially about a plurality of battery cells that are compressed by a fixture. An exemplary assembly includes, among other things, a plurality of battery cells compressed by a fixture, and a curable material wound around the plurality of battery cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey Matthew Haag, Eid Farha
  • Patent number: 10069175
    Abstract: A battery array according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a circuit connector assembly and a cover that partially covers the circuit connector assembly. The cover includes a groove. A sense-line wire is received within the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Eid Farha, Temam Kedir
  • Publication number: 20170214013
    Abstract: An exemplary battery assembly includes an endplate of a battery array, and an enclosure wall secured directly to the endplate from outside an open area of a battery pack enclosure. An exemplary method of securing a battery array includes positioning a battery array within an open area of an enclosure and, from a position outside the open area, securing an endplate of a battery array directly to a wall of a battery pack enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Scott Benedict, Brent Zapczynski, Michael Reibling, Eid Farha, Patrick Daniel Maguire
  • Publication number: 20170214011
    Abstract: A battery pack according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, an enclosure and a battery assembly retained relative to the enclosure. One of the battery assembly and the enclosure includes a groove configured to receive a flange of the other of the battery assembly and the enclosure as the battery assembly is slid into engagement with the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Eid FARHA, Hari ADDANKI
  • Publication number: 20170214012
    Abstract: An exemplary battery assembly includes an endwall, an endplate, and a flange secured within a recess to secure the endwall relative to the endplate. One of the endwall or the endplate provides the flange, and the other of the endwall or the endplate provides the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Scott Benedict, Brent Zapczynski, Michael Reibling, Eid Farha
  • Publication number: 20170214016
    Abstract: A battery pack according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, an electronics module and an electronics umbrella positioned to channel moisture away from the electronics module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Eid FARHA, Hari ADDANKI, Keith KEARNEY, Chung-hsing KUO
  • Publication number: 20170136863
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a floor and an aluminum battery enclosure. The enclosure has L-shaped formed side walls each at least partially defining a traction battery cavity and including a foot attached to the floor. Each of the feet extends an entire length of the corresponding side wall to distribute impact energy along the entire length to maintain a relative position between the floor and enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Mohamed Ridha BACCOUCHE, James Chih CHENG, Rahul ARORA, Eid FARHA