Patents by Inventor Ralph Wuensche

Ralph Wuensche 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: 11075423
    Abstract: A battery submodule carrier includes a monolithic cell tray configured to accommodate a plurality of aligned battery cells; a plurality of cell retainers configured to retain the battery cells within the cell tray; and a plurality of tray fasteners configured to mount the cell tray to a battery system carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ralph Wuensche, Stephan Klomberg, Thomas Brandner, Thomas Renger
  • Patent number: 11018392
    Abstract: A battery module carrier includes a carrier frame configured to accommodate a first component carrier and a second component carrier. The first component carrier includes a control electronics assembly and a signal port, and the second component carrier is configured to accommodate a battery submodule. The carrier frame is configured to provide an external electronic connection to the first component carrier via the signal port, and each of the first component carrier and the second component carrier are configured to be individually attached and detached from the carrier frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Ralph Wuensche, Stephan Klomberg, Thomas Brandner, Thomas Renger
  • Publication number: 20210129684
    Abstract: According to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention, a battery system includes: a system frame configured to include a pair of first frame beams that extend in a first direction and a pair of second frame beams that extend in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction and that are connected to the first frame beams; a plurality of traverses spaced apart in the first direction and coupled to the pair of first frame beams; and a plurality of battery modules respectively coupled to at least one of the traverses and each including a plurality of battery cells arranged in the second direction, wherein the pair of first frame beams includes a plurality of coolant supply lines, and at least one of the traverses is connected to the coolant supply lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Ralph WUENSCHE, Oliver STOJANOVIC, Horst KRIEGER, Nikolaus HOCHGATTERER, Werner AMREICH
  • Publication number: 20210129651
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vehicle body part including a battery system carrier integrally formed in a vehicle body to include a plurality of battery cells, a vehicle battery system integrally with the vehicle body part, and an integrated battery system vehicle including the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Stephan KLOMBERG, Nikolaus HOCHGATTERER, Rainer RETTER, Ralph WUENSCHE
  • Publication number: 20210119282
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a battery pack including a frame profile with integral coolant circuit elements. The battery pack includes one or more battery modules, each comprising a plurality of secondary battery cells, a framework comprising a first frame profile and a second frame profile opposite to the first frame profile, and a liquid cooling circuit comprising one or more cooling plates being in thermal contact with the battery module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Ralph WÜNSCHE, Rainer RETTER, Miran KOJC, Thomas HOERMANN, Matthias PUCHER, Mario MARCOVIC, Volker MATL
  • Publication number: 20210098765
    Abstract: A battery module includes: a plurality of aligned battery cells having differently-oriented surfaces; a cell supervision circuit (CSC) configured to receive signals corresponding to the voltage and/or temperature of at least one of the battery cells; and a flexible interconnector comprising a strip-shaped flexible printed circuit (FPC). The FPC includes a first insulating main surface, a second insulating main surface opposite the first insulating main surface, and a plurality of thermally and/or electrically conducting lines between the first insulating main surface and the second insulating main surface. Each of the conducting lines has a contact portion exposed by a contact aperture in the first insulating main surface and/or in the second insulating main surface and a connecting portion for connection to the CSC, and the flexible interconnector wraps around the battery cells such that the contact portions contact the differently-oriented surfaces of the battery cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Martin WEINBERGER, Ralph WUENSCHE, Michael ERHART
  • Patent number: 10811645
    Abstract: A battery system includes: a battery submodule including a plurality of secondary battery cells electrically connected to each other in series or in parallel; a battery module including a plurality of the battery submodules connected to each other in series or in parallel; and a crossbeam including a coolant duct. The battery module is mechanically coupled to the crossbeam, and the crossbeam is in thermal contact with a first side surface of at least one of the battery submodules of the battery module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Oliver Stojanovic, Damir Kovac, Ralph Wuensche
  • Patent number: 10587020
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a first battery module level and a second battery module level. The first battery module level includes: a first heat exchanger including a cooling tube that defines a cooling area; a first secondary battery cell in thermal contact with the first heat exchanger at the cooling area; a coolant distributor line outside the first heat exchanger and configured to supply coolant to the cooling tube; a coolant interconnector fluidly connecting the cooling tube or the coolant distributor line to the second battery module level; and an encapsulation element enclosing the coolant interconnector and confining a volume in which the coolant interconnector is arranged between the first battery module level and the second battery module level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ralph Wuensche, Oliver Stojanovic, Horst Krieger
  • Publication number: 20200062130
    Abstract: A removable battery component for receiving a battery submodule and being mechanically and electrically connectable to other removable battery component carriers and/or a carrier frame is provided. The removable battery component carrier includes a bottom plate, a pair of side walls perpendicular to the bottom plate and extending along two facing corners of the bottom plate, a pair of end plates perpendicular to the bottom plate and the side wall, extending along two facing corners of the bottom plate, and mechanically connected to the side walls and/or the bottom plate to fix the plurality of battery cells together. A cell cover extends parallel to the bottom plate to form a receiving space of the battery submodule along with the bottom plate, the side wall, and the end plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Ralph WUENSCHE, Stephan KLOMBERG, Thomas BRANDNER, Thomas RENGER, Joerg KILLMANN, Miran KOJC
  • Publication number: 20190326571
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a housing for a battery. In the case of coolant leakage, the housing includes an absorbent layer disposed on a bottom portion and an insulating film covering a portion of the absorbent layer in order to improve operational safety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Ralph WUENSCHE, Thomas TRATHNIGG, Guido POSCHARNIG, Wolfgang LUIDOLD
  • Publication number: 20190296294
    Abstract: A removable battery component carrier (30,60) for accommodating a battery submodule (40,64) and configured to be mechanically and electrically connected to other removable battery component carriers (30,60) and/or to a carrier frame is provided. The removable battery component carrier (30,60) comprises a bottom plate (32,62), a pair of side walls (31) extending upward from the bottom plate (32,62) along two longitudinal edges of the bottom plate (32,62), a pair of end plates (33) extending upwards from the bottom plate (32,62) along two transversal edges of the bottom plate (32,62). The end plates (33) are mechanically coupled to the side walls (31) and/or to the bottom plate (32,62) to fix battery cells (1,1?) together. A cell cover (34,66) extends parallel to the bottom plate (32,62) so that the cell cover, the bottom plate, the side walls, and the end plates form an accommodating space for the battery submodule (40,64).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Marco HIRSCHBECK, Seongjoon PARK, Ralph WUENSCHE, Stephan KLOMBERG, Thomas BRANDNER, Thomas RENGER, Jörg KILLMANN, Miran KOJC
  • Patent number: 10062876
    Abstract: A battery module carrier includes a carrier frame configured to accommodate a first component carrier and a second component carrier. The first component carrier includes a control electronics assembly and a signal port, and the second component carrier is configured to accommodate a battery submodule. The carrier frame is configured to provide an external electronic connection to the first component carrier via the signal port, and each of the first component carrier and the second component carrier are configured to be individually attached and detached from the carrier frame. The second component carrier may include an integrated second coolant duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ralph Wuensche, Stephan Klomberg, Thomas Brandner, Thomas Renger
  • Publication number: 20180062228
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a first battery module level and a second battery module level. The first battery module level includes: a first heat exchanger including a cooling tube that defines a cooling area; a first secondary battery cell in thermal contact with the first heat exchanger at the cooling area; a coolant distributor line outside the first heat exchanger and configured to supply coolant to the cooling tube; a coolant interconnector fluidly connecting the cooling tube or the coolant distributor line to the second battery module level; and an encapsulation element enclosing the coolant interconnector and confining a volume in which the coolant interconnector is arranged between the first battery module level and the second battery module level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Ralph WUENSCHE, Oliver STOJANOVIC, Horst KRIEGER
  • Publication number: 20180026243
    Abstract: A battery system includes: a battery submodule including a plurality of secondary battery cells electrically connected to each other in series or in parallel; a battery module including a plurality of the battery submodules connected to each other in series or in parallel; and a crossbeam including a coolant duct. The battery module is mechanically coupled to the crossbeam, and the crossbeam is in thermal contact with a first side surface of at least one of the battery submodules of the battery module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Oliver STOJANOVIC, Damir KOVAC, Ralph WUENSCHE
  • Publication number: 20180013113
    Abstract: A battery system includes: a plurality of monolithic cell trays configured to accommodate a plurality of aligned battery cells; a plurality of battery cell retainers configured to retain the battery cells within the cell tray by being connected with the battery cell and the cell tray in each cell tray; a cap-type battery system carrier configured to accommodate the plurality of cell trays; a plurality of tray fasteners provided in each cell tray to mount the cell tray to the battery system carrier by being connected with the cell tray and the battery system carrier; and a cooling channel provided in the battery system carrier to cool the battery cells. Each cell tray includes an opening that exposes the plurality of battery cells, and the cooling channel may be provided in the battery system carrier opposite to the opening of each cell tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Ralph WUENSCHE, Stephan KLOMBERG, Thomas BRANDNER, Thomas RENGER
  • Publication number: 20180013111
    Abstract: A battery submodule carrier includes a monolithic cell tray configured to accommodate a plurality of aligned battery cells; a plurality of cell retainers configured to retain the battery cells within the cell tray; and a plurality of tray fasteners configured to mount the cell tray to a battery system carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Ralph Wuensche, Stephan Klomberg, Thomas Brandner, Thomas Renger
  • Publication number: 20180013105
    Abstract: A battery module carrier includes a carrier frame configured to accommodate a first component carrier and a second component carrier. The first component carrier includes a control electronics assembly and a signal port, and the second component carrier is configured to accommodate a battery submodule. The carrier frame is configured to provide an external electronic connection to the first component carrier via the signal port, and each of the first component carrier and the second component carrier are configured to be individually attached and detached from the carrier frame. The second component carrier may include an integrated second coolant duct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Ralph Wuensche, Stephan Klomberg, Thomas Brandner, Thomas Renger
  • Publication number: 20180013110
    Abstract: A battery module carrier includes a carrier frame configured to accommodate a first component carrier and a second component carrier. The first component carrier includes a control electronics assembly and a signal port, and the second component carrier is configured to accommodate a battery submodule. The carrier frame is configured to provide an external electronic connection to the first component carrier via the signal port, and each of the first component carrier and the second component carrier are configured to be individually attached and detached from the carrier frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Ralph Wuensche, Stephan Klomberg, Thomas Brandner, Thomas Renger
  • Patent number: 9673479
    Abstract: An energy storage module having a plurality of stacked flat cells. The energy storage module has an interconnection formed in such a way that the energy storage module can be connected mechanically, electrically and/or for exchanging coolant with at least one other energy storage module of the same kind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Martin Michelitsch, Ralph Wünsche, Uwe Geidl, Dietmar Niederl
  • Publication number: 20170104252
    Abstract: A battery module including a plurality of prismatic secondary battery cells, each of the battery cells including a bottom surface, and a housing for accommodating the battery cells and including a housing floor defining integral coolant channels for passage of coolant, the integral coolant channels being in thermal contact with the bottom surfaces of the battery cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Ralph WÜNSCHE, Horst KRIEGER, Oliver STOJANOVIC, Christian KNIEPEISS