Oose Okutani 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).
Abstract: The present invention provides a cell block (100) including: a metal case including a plurality of pipe-shaped members; and a plurality of single cells (40) housed in each of the pipe-shaped members (30), wherein each of the pipe-shaped members (30) is joined at joining surfaces, and the pipe-shaped members (30) are joined and integrated. According to the present invention, a member for housing single cells is provided, wherein the housing member is molded with a high degree of accuracy and is capable of being manufactured at low cost and in a simple manner.
Abstract: A case of a battery module 21 includes a battery chamber 31, and an exhaust chamber 33. A member 41 having a lower melting point than a melting point of the case is provided on an inner surface of the case located in a release direction of gas.
Abstract: At a central portion of a lid of a battery, a negative terminal, which has a T-shaped section view, is provided so as to be surrounded by a gasket and pierce the lid. An insulator is provided at the inner face side of the lid. A plate-like current collector is placed in a recess of the insulator. Notches are provided at two positions of an insertion hole which is provided at one end portion side of the current collector. By inserting the negative terminal into the insertion hole and crimping an end portion of a leg portion of the negative terminal, the negative terminal is fixed to the current collector with a deforming part of the end portion eating into the notches and being locked.
February 10, 2009
August 13, 2009
Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., Sanyo GS Soft Energy Co., Ltd.