Patents by Inventor Kyung-Mo Kim

Kyung-Mo Kim 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).

  • Publication number: 20210288385
    Abstract: Provided are an ICB assembly suitable for a battery module of a horizontal stack structure wherein unidirectional battery cells are stacked such that cell leads face each other, a battery module including the same and a method for manufacturing the same. The ICB assembly of the present disclosure includes an ICB frame configured to accommodate cell leads of unidirectional battery cells having the cell leads formed on one side such that the cell leads face each other are placed on the top surface and the bottom surface of the ICB frame; and a bus bar adapted to electrically connect to the cell leads by being assembled to the ICB frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hee-Jun Jin, Dal-Mo Kang, Kyung-Mo Kim, Seung-Joon Kim, Jin-Yong Park, Ho-June Chi
  • Publication number: 20210288387
    Abstract: A method of mounting a bus-bar frame includes: forming a plurality of cell lead blocks and a battery cell stacked body by alternately stacking a cell lead block and at least one battery cell; disposing a top cover with respective ends on which a bus-bar frame is installed so as to cover the battery cell stacked body; removing the lead blocks from a space between the battery cell stacked body and the bus-bar frame; and installing the bus-bar frame on the battery cell stacked body by rotating the bus-bar frame. The alternately stacking of the cell lead block and the at least one battery cell includes positioning an electrode lead protruding from each battery cell between neighboring ones of the cell lead blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Bum Cho, Kyung Mo Kim, Sung Won Seo, Seung Joon Kim
  • Publication number: 20210273302
    Abstract: Provided are an interconnect board (ICB) assembly suitable for a battery module of horizontal stack structure including unidirectional battery cells stacked with cell leads facing each other, a battery module comprising the same and a method for fabricating the battery module. The ICB assembly according to the present disclosure includes an ICB frame configured to receive leads of unidirectional battery cells such that the unidirectional battery cells having the cell leads at one end are placed facing each other with the cell leads facing each other, and busbars assembled in the ICB frame, size and configured to be electrically connected to the cell leads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hee-Jun Jin, Dal-Mo Kang, Kyung-Mo Kim, Seung-Joon Kim, Jin-Yong Park, Ho-June Chi
  • Publication number: 20210234241
    Abstract: Discussed is a battery module that includes a plurality of battery cells having electrode leads protruding in at least one direction; and at least one bus bar disposed at one side of the plurality of battery cells and connected to the electrode leads of the plurality of battery, the bus bar having a beam penetration prevention guider configured to prevent a laser beam from penetrating toward the plurality of battery cells during a laser welding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung-Mo KIM, Jeong-O MUN, Jin-Yong PARK, Ho-June CHI
  • Publication number: 20210194099
    Abstract: A battery module includes a plurality of battery cells, a base frame configured to support the plurality of battery cells, a cover frame coupled to the base frame to cover the plurality of battery cells, and a bus bar unit coupled to the cover frame in a tiltable manner so as to be pivotable between a first location fixed to the cover frame and a second location fixed to the base frame, where the first location is oriented at a predetermined angle relative to the second location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung-Mo Kim, Jeong-O Mun, Jin-Yong Park, Ho-June Chi, Seung-Joon Kim, Hee-Jun Jin
  • Patent number: 11031650
    Abstract: A battery module includes: a battery cell stack in which a plurality of battery cells are stacked; and a bus bar to which electrode leads provided at the respective plurality of battery cells are coupled, wherein the bus bar presses the electrode leads so that the bus bar and the electrode leads are electrically connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Kyung-Mo Kim, Jeong-O Mun, Jin-Yong Park, Jung-Hoon Lee, Ho-June Chi
  • Publication number: 20210126313
    Abstract: A battery module which includes a cell assembly having a plurality of secondary batteries; a module housing having at least one side wall and configured to accommodate the cell assembly in an internal space defined by the at least one side wall; and an end frame including: a body frame that includes a main wall and at least one side wall extending from an outer circumference of the main wall in a direction where the module housing is positioned; and a coupling plate that is configured such that one side portion of the coupling plate is combined and fixed to the at least one side wall of the body frame and the other side portion of the coupling plate is combined to a front end portion or a rear end portion of the module housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-Hoon LEE, Hang-June CHOI, Dal-Mo KANG, Kyung-Mo KIM, Jeong-O MUN, Jin-Yong PARK, Ho-June CHI
  • Publication number: 20210066698
    Abstract: An interconnect board (ICB) assembly suitable for a battery module of horizontal stack structure including unidirectional battery cells stacked with cell leads facing each other includes an ICB frame in which cell leads of unidirectional battery cells are configured to be received such that the unidirectional battery cells having the cell leads at one end are configured to be placed facing each other with the cell leads facing each other, and busbars formed in the ICB frame and configured to be electrically connected to the cell leads, wherein the ICB frame is configured to be connected to another ICB frame with a hinge structure in a lengthwise direction of the ICB frame. A battery module including the ICB assembly and a method for fabricating the battery module are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hee-Jun Jin, Dal-Mo Kang, Kyung-Mo Kim, Seung-Joon Kim, Jin-Yong Park, Ho-June Chi
  • Publication number: 20210012008
    Abstract: A method of initiating a device managed by an authorized manager includes maintaining a security module connected to the device in hardware and an encrypted firmware image; loading the encrypted firmware image; confirming integrity of the encrypted firmware image by reading a header of the encrypted firmware image using a public key of the manager stored in the security module; decrypting an encrypted symmetric key in the encrypted firmware image by using the encryption key of the security module when the integrity of the encrypted firmware image is confirmed; decrypting encrypted firmware of the encrypted firmware image using the decrypted public key; and executing the decrypted firmware in the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Kyung Mo KIM, Yong Kwan PARK
  • Publication number: 20200411930
    Abstract: A battery module and a battery pack having a module housing capable of effectively increasing an energy density while enhancing the heat dissipation efficiency, includes a cell assembly having a plurality of secondary batteries; and a module housing having at least one sidewall and configured to accommodate the cell assembly in an inner space defined by the sidewall. The sidewall has at least one coolant flow path, and at least one injection hole is formed in an outer surface of the sidewall so as to extend to and communicate with the inner space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Yong Park, Kyung-Mo Kim, Seung-Joon Kim, Jeong-O Mun, Eun-Ah Ju, Ho-June Chi, Hee-Jun Jin
  • Publication number: 20200373528
    Abstract: Disclosed is a battery housing. The battery housing includes a plurality of covers coupled to each other to form a space in which the battery is accommodated, the plurality of covers having a first cover and a second cover disposed adjacent to the first cover and coupled to the first cover; and a coupling rod configured to couple the first cover and the second cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jin-Yong PARK, Jeong-O MUN, Ho-June CHI, Kyung-Mo KIM, Seung-Joon KIM, Jung-Been YOU, Jung-Hoon LEE
  • Publication number: 20200368855
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pressing jig for welding an electrode lead located in a lead slit formed at the bus bar to the bus bar in a closely adhered state. The pressing jig includes a first frame having a first distance adjusting unit and a first pressing unit, and a second frame having a second distance adjusting unit facing the first distance adjusting unit and a second pressing unit facing the first pressing unit. The first frame and the second frame are coupled so that a distance between first pressing unit and the second pressing unit is increased when a distance between the first distance adjusting unit and the second distance adjusting unit is decreased, and the distance between first pressing unit and the second pressing unit is decreased when the distance between the first distance adjusting unit and the second distance adjusting unit is increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung-Mo KIM, Jeong-O MUN, Jin-Yong PARK, Jung-Hoon LEE, Ho-June CHI
  • Publication number: 20200373608
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting a battery cell mounts a battery cell stack to a frame that includes a base cover and a pair of side covers respectively extending from both ends of the base cover. The apparatus includes a support member to support the battery cell stack, a roller member around which a film fixed to the support member is wound, and a film guide member configured to move the film into the frame. When the film guide member moves the film into the frame, the support member and the frame move toward each other, and the battery cell stack is movable along the film to be mounted to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung-Mo Kim, Jeong-O Mun, Ho-June Chi
  • Publication number: 20200365863
    Abstract: Provided is an automatic pressing jig apparatus including: a plurality of contacting units configured to simultaneously press each of a plurality of bus bars provided in a battery module and press an end of a lead assembly from a top of the plurality of bus bars to prevent the lead assembly from protruding from a surface of the plurality of bus bars; a pair of pressing units connected to the plurality of contacting units and configured to adjust a pressing force of the plurality of contacting units with respect to the plurality of bus bars; a support frame supporting the pair of pressing units; and a distance adjusting unit connected to the support frame and configured to ascend or descend the support frame to move the plurality of contacting units away from or close to the battery module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung-Mo KIM, Jeong-O MUN, Jin-Yong PARK, Jung-Hoon LEE, Ho-June CHI
  • Publication number: 20200350547
    Abstract: A bus bar assembly for electrically connecting a plurality of battery cells having electrode leads includes a fixed bus bar provided in the form of a rod-shaped conductor; a pair of movable bus bars disposed to be spaced from both sides of the fixed bus bar in a lateral direction with the fixed bus bar being interposed therebetween to form a fitting space respectively between the pair of movable bus bars and the fixed bus bar so that at least one electrode lead can be inserted therein; and an adhering member configured to move the pair of movable bus bars close to the fixed bus bar when an electrode lead is located in each fitting space so that the electrode leads can be adhered to the fixed bus bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ho-June Chi, Kyung-Mo Kim, Jeong-O Mun, Jin-Yong Park, Jung-Hoon Lee
  • Publication number: 20200303697
    Abstract: An apparatus mounts a battery cell stack to a frame that includes a base cover and a pair of side covers respectively extending from both ends of the base cover. The apparatus includes a support member to support the battery cell stack, and two films, wherein one side of each of the two films is respectively attachable to one of the pair of side covers of the frame, and another side of each of the two films is respectively attachable to one of two side surfaces of the battery cell stack, wherein, when the support member and the frame move toward each other, the two films are movable into the frame, and the battery cell stack is movable along the two films to be mounted to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung-Mo Kim, Jeong-O Mun, Ho-June Chi
  • Publication number: 20200290162
    Abstract: Disclosed is an automatic pressing jig apparatus including a plurality of pressing units configured to simultaneously press a plurality of bus bars provided in the battery module, the plurality of pressing units pressing an end portion of a lead assembly from an upper portion of the bus bar so that the lead assembly does not protrude through a lead slit of a bus bar among the plurality of bus bars; a support plate connected to one end portion of the plurality of pressing units to support the plurality of pressing units; and a distance adjusting unit connected to the support plate to move the support plate so that the plurality of pressing units are moved away from or closer to the battery module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung-Mo KIM, Jeong-O MUN, Jin-Yong PARK, Jung-Hoon LEE, Ho-June CHI
  • Publication number: 20200266416
    Abstract: Provided is a laser welding apparatus configured to weld an electrode lead of at least one secondary battery of a battery module and a main bus bar configured to electrically connect a plurality of secondary batteries to each other. The laser welding apparatus includes: a laser beam emitting unit including a laser emitting element to irradiate a laser beam to the electrode lead and the main bus bar; a pressing jig including a pressing bar configured to move in a left-and-right direction such that the electrode lead is adhered to the main bus bar; and a blocking block movable to block the laser beam generated in the laser beam emitting unit from reaching the at least one secondary battery or movable to allow the generated laser beam to pass therethrough, according to a position of the pressing bar moved in the left-and-right direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-Hoon LEE, Kyung-Mo KIM, Jin-Yong PARK, Ho-June CHI, Dal-Mo KANG, Jeong-O MUN
  • Publication number: 20200220128
    Abstract: Disclosed is a battery pack including a battery module having a plurality of battery cells, and a heat dissipation member provided in contact with a bus bar at a side surface of the battery module where electrode leads of the battery cells and the bus bar coupled to the electrode leads are disposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung-Mo Kim, Ho-June Chi, Jeong-O Mun, Jin-Yong Park, Jung-Hoon Lee
  • Publication number: 20200176733
    Abstract: A battery pack having a bottom connection type tray is provided. The battery pack includes a tray configured to load a plurality of battery modules therein, a plurality of tray terminals provided on a bottom plate of the tray, a connection wire for interconnecting the tray terminals or connecting the tray terminals to an external circuit, and a battery terminal provided in each of the battery modules to be connected to a corresponding one of the tray terminals. Terminal connection is achieved while the battery modules are assembled with the tray, and therefore, an assembly procedure is more easily performed, and the reliability of a terminal connection structure is improved. In addition, automated assembly and production using a robot are possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung Mo Kim, Jeong Oh Moon, Jung Hoon Lee, Ho June Chi, Jin Yong Park