Patents by Inventor Min-Yeol Han

Min-Yeol Han 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: 10347881
    Abstract: A battery module includes battery cells arranged adjacent to each other along a first direction, a spacer between neighboring battery cells, and a multi-layer insulation sheet between the neighboring battery cells together with the spacer, the multi-layer insulation sheet including a plurality of insulation layers extending in parallel with surfaces of the battery cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Min-Yeol Han
  • Patent number: 10044019
    Abstract: A battery module of the present invention includes a plurality of rechargeable batteries, each rechargeable battery having a first terminal and a second terminal, a bus bar having a first connection member and a second connection member, the first connection member being coupled to the bus bar via a serial connection member and a short-circuit connection member, and the second connection member being coupled to the bus bar via a fuse portion, and a short-circuit member connected to the first connection member through a serial connection member and connected to the second connection member through a fuse portion. The short-circuit member may be configured to be deformed by increased internal pressure in the respective rechargeable battery to couple to the short-circuit connection member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Min-Yeol Han
  • Patent number: 9966576
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly, a case having an opening at an upper portion to accommodate the electrode assembly, a cap plate for covering the opening of the case, and a retainer surrounding a corner portion of the electrode assembly, the retainer being disposed between the electrode assembly and a bottom of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignees: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., ROBERT BOSCH GmbH
    Inventors: Min-Yeol Han, Zin Park, Sang-Won Byun, Seung-Bok Lee
  • Patent number: 9899650
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly including first and second electrodes; a case accommodating the electrode assembly; a cap plate coupled to the case and having a short-circuit opening formed therein; a first electrode terminal electrically connected to the first electrode; a second electrode terminal electrically connected to the second electrode; a short-circuit member fixed to the cap plate in the short-circuit opening and configured to electrically connect the first electrode and the second electrode to each other; and a top insulation member covering the short-circuit member and having a plurality of air holes formed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min-Yeol Han, Sang-Won Byun, Yong-Hee Yun, Zin Park, Soo-Seok Choi
  • Patent number: 9799874
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery includes at least two electrode assemblies including electrodes on opposite surfaces of a separator, a case accommodating the electrode assemblies, a cap plate coupled to an opening of the case, first and second electrode terminals in the cap plate, and first and second lead tabs connected to respective first and second electrode terminals and to respective uncoated regions of the two electrode assemblies, wherein a first uncoated region of each of the two electrode assemblies is at a center of the case and is connected to the first lead tab, and wherein a second uncoated region of each of the two electrode assemblies is at an edge of the case and is connected to the second lead tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Min-Yeol Han, Sang-Won Byun, Hae-Kwon Yoon
  • Patent number: 9768420
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly having a first electrode and a second electrode of different polarities, a case with an opening that houses the electrode assembly, the case having a pair of opposing first side walls, each first side wall of the pair of first side walls including at least one groove extending from the opening of the case to an opposite side of the case, a cap assembly coupled to the opening of the case to seal the case, a first current collecting member and a second current collecting member inside the case, the first and second current collecting members being connected to the first electrode and the second electrode, respectively, and a first terminal and a second terminal on the cap assembly, the first and second terminals being connected to the first current collecting member and the second current collecting member, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Min-Yeol Han
  • Patent number: 9653721
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly including a separator, and a negative electrode and a positive electrode provided on opposite surfaces of the separator; a case accommodating the electrode assembly therein; a cap plate coupled to the case; a negative electrode terminal and a positive electrode terminal respectively connected to the negative electrode and the positive electrode, the negative electrode terminal and positive electrode terminal extending through a terminal hole of the cap plate; a safety member between the electrode assembly and the case; and a first resistance member connecting the safety member with the negative electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Min-Yeol Han
  • Publication number: 20170033325
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery includes a battery cell having an inner case housing an electrode assembly and a cap plate combined with the inner case, and an outer case housing the battery cell, the outer case including an upper case having an opening at a first side of the upper case, and a lower case having an opening at a side facing the opening of the upper case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Min-Yeol HAN, Hae-Kwon YOON, Dae-Sik KIM, Ga-Eun YEO
  • Patent number: 9508978
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery module includes a plurality of unit cells each including a rechargeable battery, a first electrode terminal, and a second electrode terminal; a bus bar coupling adjacent ones of the plurality of unit cells; a first module terminal coupled to the first electrode terminal of one of the plurality of unit cells at one side of the unit cells; a second module terminal coupled to the second electrode terminal of an other one of the plurality of unit cells at an opposite side of the unit cells; and a module short-circuit member coupled to the first module terminal or the second module terminal, separated from the other module terminal, and configured to contact the other module terminal according to temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min-Yeol Han, Seung-Bok Lee, Hyun-Gyu Park, Yong-Hee Yun, Hae-Kwon Yoon
  • Publication number: 20160336582
    Abstract: A battery module includes: a plurality of rechargeable batteries electrically connected in series with each other, each including a short-circuit member that is deformable according to an increase of an internal pressure; and a fuse member including a connection plate overlapping the short-circuit member and a fuse including a first end connected with the connection plate and a second end connected with a first electrode or a second electrode of one of a first rechargeable battery and a second rechargeable battery located at an end along the plurality of rechargeable batteries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Sang-Won BYUN, Jeong-Won OH, Min-Yeol HAN, Yong-Chul SEO, Seung-Ho KWAK
  • Patent number: 9478774
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery having an improved penetration characteristic of an external short-circuit current in an electrode assembly by reducing an external short-circuit current. A rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator between the first electrode and the second electrode; a case containing the electrode assembly; a cap plate covering an opening of the case; an electrode terminal protruding outside the case and electrically connected to the second electrode; and a resistance member between and electrically connecting the electrode terminal and the cap plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignees: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Sang-Won Byun, Hae-Kwon Yoon, Min-Yeol Han
  • Publication number: 20160308186
    Abstract: A battery module includes battery cells arranged adjacent to each other along a first direction, a spacer between neighboring battery cells, and a multi-layer insulation sheet between the neighboring battery cells together with the spacer, the multi-layer insulation sheet including a plurality of insulation layers extending in parallel with surfaces of the battery cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventor: Min-Yeol HAN
  • Publication number: 20160204482
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery, including an electrode assembly including a first electrode and a second electrode; a case having an open side, the electrode assembly housed in the case; a cap assembly having a cap plate to tightly close the open side of the case, a first terminal connected to the first electrode electrically, and a second terminal electrically connected to the second electrode; and at least one membrane mounted to the cap plate between the first terminal and the second terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Min-Yeol HAN, Su-Jin YOON
  • Patent number: 9368784
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly; a case accommodating the electrode assembly therein; a cap plate configured to close and seal an opening of the case; first and second electrode terminals extending through the cap plate and electrically coupled to the electrode assembly; and an external short-circuiter configured to electrically isolate or short-circuit the cap plate and the first terminal from or to each other, the cap plate being electrically coupled to the second electrode terminal. The external short-circuiter includes a membrane configured to close and seal a short-circuit opening in the cap plate, a short-circuit tab electrically coupled to the first electrode terminal and located at a side of the membrane, and the short-circuit tab includes a short-circuit protrusion, the short-circuit protrusion being configured to be separated from or short-circuited to the membrane. The membrane and the short-circuit protrusion have substantially the same resistivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min-Yeol Han, Sang-Won Byun
  • Publication number: 20160164061
    Abstract: Provided is a battery module. The battery module includes: battery cells arranged in a first direction; a spacer disposed between neighboring battery cells; and a center pin extending in a second direction that is different from the first direction and inserted through the spacer to cross the spacer. Therefore, the battery module effectively absorbs external pressure or internal pressure caused by swelling and thus has a sufficient degree of stiffness against internal or external pressure. In addition, the battery module has a heat-dissipating structure for effectively dissipating heat generated during charging and discharging operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Min-Yeol Han, Haekwon Yoon, Jaekyung Kim, Yonghee Yun, Seungbok Lee
  • Publication number: 20160141564
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly having a first electrode and a second electrode of different polarities, a case with an opening that houses the electrode assembly, the case having a pair of opposing first side walls, each first side wall of the pair of first side walls including at least one groove extending from the opening of the case to an opposite side of the case, a cap assembly coupled to the opening of the case to seal the case, a first current collecting member and a second current collecting member inside the case, the first and second current collecting members being connected to the first electrode and the second electrode, respectively, and a first terminal and a second terminal on the cap assembly, the first and second terminals being connected to the first current collecting member and the second current collecting member, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventor: Min-Yeol HAN
  • Patent number: 9324989
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery includes: an electrode; a case accommodating the electrode assembly therein; a cap plate closing an opening of the case; a first electrode terminal and a second electrode terminal extending through the cap plate and coupled to the electrode assembly; and an external short-circuiter including a membrane closing and sealing a short-circuit opening in the cap plate and coupled to the second electrode terminal, and a short-circuit tab coupled to the first electrode terminal and separated from the membrane, wherein the cap plate includes a bending inducement groove formed at the second electrode terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min-Yeol Han, Min-Hyung Guen, Sang-Won Byun, Hae-Kwon Yoon
  • Patent number: 9246143
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery module, including unit cells that are adjacent to each other, each of the unit cells being configured as a rechargeable battery and including a first electrode terminal, a second electrode terminal, and a case that is electrically connected to the second electrode terminal, an insulation film on at least one side among all sides of the unit cells, and a conductive member on a side of the insulation film, the conductive member being electrically connected to the first electrode terminal of at least one of the unit cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignees: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., ROBERT BOSCH GmbH
    Inventors: Min-Yeol Han, Sang-Won Byun
  • Patent number: 9209449
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator between the first and second electrodes; a case housing the electrode assembly; a cap plate covering an opening of the case; an electrode terminal extending through the cap plate; a lead tab including a fuse part and connecting the electrode terminal and the electrode assembly; and an auxiliary discharge path between opposite sides of the fuse part and having a second electrical resistance value greater than a first electrical resistance value of the fuse part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignees: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Sang-Won Byun, Soo-Seok Choi, Jeong-Won Oh, Min-Yeol Han, Hae-Kwon Yoon
  • Patent number: 9172079
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery includes a case having an interior and an exterior, an electrode assembly having a first electrode and a second electrode, the electrode assembly being disposed in the interior of the case, an electrode terminal, an electrode connection portion, the electrode connection portion being electrically connected to the electrode terminal through a fuse portion, the fuse portion being positioned between and extending between the electrode connection portion and the electrode terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignees: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., ROBERT BOSCH GmbH
    Inventors: Min-Yeol Han, Sang-Won Byun, Jeong-Won Oh