Patents by Inventor Shuji Kataoka

Shuji Kataoka 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: 20140246259
    Abstract: A battery pack (1) for an electric vehicle is attached to the bottom surface of a vehicle floor from below so that the bottom part protrudes downward from the vehicle floor. A lower case (11) that constitutes part of a case (10) is die-cast from an aluminum alloy together with an upper case (12), and has a plurality of cooling fins (66) that extend in the vertical direction integrally formed in the front wall (51) and rear wall (52) thereof. These cooling fins (66) improve the heat-release characteristics and also serve as protectors for protecting the corners of the bottom part of the battery pack (1) in the event of an impact with a curb or the like. Cooling fins (66) are provided adjacent to both sides of a safety valve (16) so as to protect the safety valve (16) from impacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Automotive Energy Supply Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichirou Yamamura, Keisuke Shimamoto, Takeshi Aoyagi, Shuji Kataoka, Shinya Ogata
  • Publication number: 20120156527
    Abstract: Provided is an assembled battery module in which a plurality of laminated cells can be assembled within a short time. An assembled battery module comprising: a plurality of laminated cells 1 being stacked on each other, each of the plurality of laminated cells 1 including positive electrode terminal 1a and negative electrode terminal 1b, positive electrode terminal 1a and negative electrode terminal 1b being pulled out in the same direction; terminal fixing plate 3 disposed on a side of the plurality of laminated cells 1 to which positive electrode terminals 1a and negative electrode terminals 1b are pulled out; and terminal connection board 2 disposed between the plurality of laminated cells 1 and terminal fixing plate 3 and secured to terminal fixing plate 3, terminal connection board 2 including a plurality of terminal through-holes 2a each receiving positive electrode terminal 1a or the negative electrode terminal 1b.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventor: Shuji Kataoka