Patents by Inventor Thomas Brandner

Thomas Brandner 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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