Patents by Inventor Young-Bum CHO

Young-Bum CHO 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: 20240047840
    Abstract: A battery pack secures safety even when a high-temperature gas or the like is generated therein due to thermal runaway or the like. The battery pack includes a battery module having at least one battery cell and a module terminal; a pack case configured to cover at least a part of an outer side of the battery module and having a pack terminal on at least one side; and a safety bus bar connected between the module terminal and the pack terminal or between the module terminals to provide a power path and configured to block the power path by a venting gas discharged from the battery module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2022
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Sang-Hyun JO, Seung-Hyun KIM, Young-Hoo OH, Seung-Min OK, Young-Bum CHO, Sung-Goen HONG
  • Publication number: 20240047820
    Abstract: A battery module may include a cell assembly having a plurality of battery cells; a module case provided to accommodate the cell assembly and having an opening on at least one side; and an oxygen inflow blocking cover covering the opening. The oxygen inflow blocking cover may include two or more partition walls each having a vent hole, overlapping each other, provided to cover the opening, and configured such that gas is discharged to the outside of the module case through the vent hole when the gas is generated in the cell assembly; and a hole blocking member positioned between the partition walls and configured to block the vent hole by deforming its shape when heat is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2022
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Sung-Goen HONG, Seung-Hyun KIM, Young-Hoo OH, Seung-Min OK, Sang-Hyun JO, Young-Bum CHO
  • Publication number: 20240047783
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a battery cell stack formed by a plurality of stacked battery cells, a battery module housing configured to wrap the other outer surfaces of the battery cell stack excluding a first surface and a second surface, from which electrode leads protrude, a water tank configured to supply a coolant to the battery cell or the battery module housing, and a battery pack case configured to receive a plurality of battery module housings. The battery pack case includes a pack case space portion located adjacent to the first surface and a crossbeam located adjacent to the second surface, whereby, when fire breaks out in the battery cell, it is possible to rapidly and accurately prevent spread of flames of the ignited battery cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Yong PARK, Young Bum CHO, Jeong Oh MOON, Hyeon Ki YUN, Eun Gyu SHIN, Ho June CHI, Kyung Woo KIM
  • Publication number: 20230420797
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a plurality of battery cell stacks, each battery cell stack including a plurality of battery cells; a battery pack case configured to receive the plurality of battery cell stacks, wherein the battery pack case includes a pack case space portion located adjacent to a first side of a first battery cell stack; and a beam located adjacent to a second side of the first battery cell stack; the battery pack case being hollow and configured to store a coolant; and an outlet in the battery pack case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Yong PARK, Young Bum CHO, Jeong Oh MOON, Hyeon Ki YUN, Eun Gyu SHIN, Ho June CHI, Kyung Woo KIM
  • Publication number: 20230361383
    Abstract: A battery module includes a plurality of battery cells, a busbar configured to electrically connect the plurality of battery cells to each other, and a module case configured to receive the plurality of battery cells and the busbar, wherein the module case includes a receiving portion configured to define a predetermined space, a first trap portion configured to introduce air, a second trap portion configured to discharge air, and an air flow channel portion configured to allow the introduced air to move therealong, and a battery pack including the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2022
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Young Seok LEE, In Jae GANG, Dae Hoon LIM, Young Bum CHO
  • Publication number: 20230357501
    Abstract: A polyethylene glycol derivative compound is represented by Formula 1 described in the detailed description. In Formula 1, n is a natural number of 30 to 115, and R1 and R2 are C1 to C5 alkyl that are identical to or different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Applicants: HANMI FINE CHEMICAL CO., LTD., HANMI PHARM. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji Hye MOON, Yeon Jeong JANG, Hyun Jung SHIM, Eun Hye KIM, Tae In EOM, Su Mi LEE, Yu Rim KIM, Yong Gyu JUNG, Ji Hye KIM, Soon Ah AHN, Wok Chul YOO, Young Bum CHO, Kyoung Min LEE, Jae Heon LEE
  • Publication number: 20230335856
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a battery module configured to receive a plurality of battery cells, a battery pack case configured to receive two or more battery modules, and a heat sink located under the battery modules, wherein each of the battery modules includes a plurality of battery cells, a water tank located above the plurality of battery cells, and a module case configured to receive the plurality of battery cells and the water tank. When fire breaks out in the battery cell, it is possible to rapidly and accurately prevent spread of flames of the ignited battery cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung Woo KIM, Young Bum CHO, Jeong Oh MOON, Hyeon Ki YUN, Eun Gyu SHIN, Ho June CHI, Jin Yong PARK
  • Publication number: 20230291064
    Abstract: A battery module includes a plurality of battery cells; and a module case accommodating the plurality of battery cells, wherein the module case include an upper plate positioned on the plurality of battery cells and a lower plate positioned below the plurality of battery cells, each having a channel in which a coolant flows, the upper plate and the lower plate include a melting spot which melts when heated in a first plate in contact with the plurality of battery cells, and the upper plate includes a vent hole and a first sealing cap in a second plate which faces the first plate, the vent hole through which gas is forced out, and the first sealing cap configured to seal the vent hole and made of a thermomeltable material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2022
    Publication date: September 14, 2023
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Seung-Joon KIM, Eun-Gyu SHIN, Jae-Min YOO, Young-Bum CHO
  • Publication number: 20230253690
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a battery module housing configured to receive a plurality of battery cells, a battery pack case configured to receive one or more of battery module housings, and a water tank located on one surface of each of the battery module housings, the water tank being configured to receive a coolant, wherein the battery module housing is configured to wrap outer surfaces of the plurality of battery cells. In a battery pack including a plurality of battery modules, it is possible to prevent thermal spread between adjacent battery modules when fire breaks out in a battery cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung Woo KIM, Young Bum CHO, Jeong Oh MOON, Hyeon Ki YUN, Eun Gyu SHIN, Ho June CHI, Jin Yong PARK
  • Publication number: 20230253674
    Abstract: Discussed is an underbody for electric vehicles having a water tank, and more particularly to an underbody for electric vehicles, the underbody including a receiving portion depressed upwards by a predetermined depth, the receiving portion being configured to receive a battery pack, wherein a first water tank is mounted in an upper part of the receiving portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung Woo KIM, Jeong Oh MOON, Young Bum CHO, Hyeon Ki YUN, Jhin Ha PARK
  • Publication number: 20230249017
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a battery module housing configured to receive a plurality of battery cells, a battery pack case configured to receive one or more of battery module housings, and a water tank located on one surface of each of the battery module housings, the water tank being configured to receive a coolant, wherein at least a portion of the surface of the battery module housing that faces the water tank is open, whereby, when fire breaks out in the battery cell, it is possible to rapidly and accurately prevent spread of flames of the ignited battery cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung Woo KIM, Young Bum CHO, Jeong Oh MOON, Hyeon Ki YUN, Eun Gyu SHIN, Ho June CHI, Jin Yong PARK
  • Publication number: 20230246291
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a battery pack case configured to receive one or more battery modules and a heat sink located above the battery modules, wherein each of the battery modules includes a plurality of battery cells, a water tank located above the plurality of battery cells, and a module case configured to receive the plurality of battery cells and the water tank, whereby, when fire breaks out in the battery cell, it is possible to rapidly and accurately prevent spread of flames of the ignited battery cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung Woo KIM, Young Bum CHO, Jeong Oh MOON, Hyeon Ki YUN, Eun Gyu SHIN, Ho June CHI, Jin Yong PARK
  • Publication number: 20230246292
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a battery module housing configured to receive a plurality of battery cells, a battery pack case configured to receive one or more battery module housings, a water tank located above the battery module housings, and a heat sink located under the battery module housings. The battery module housing is configured to wrap the plurality of battery cells. In a battery pack including a plurality of battery modules, it is possible to prevent thermal spread between adjacent battery modules when fire breaks out in a battery cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung Woo KIM, Young Bum CHO, Jeong Oh MOON, Hyeon Ki YUN, Eun Gyu SHIN, Ho June CHI, Jin Yong PARK
  • Publication number: 20230238608
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a battery module housing configured to receive a plurality of battery cells, a battery pack case configured to receive one or more of battery module housings, a water tank located above the battery module housings, and a heat sink located under the battery module housings. At least a portion of the surface of the battery module housing that faces the water tank is open, whereby, when fire breaks out in the battery cell, it is possible to rapidly and accurately prevent spread of flames of the ignited battery cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Publication date: July 27, 2023
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung Woo KIM, Young Bum CHO, Jeong Oh MOON, Hyeon Ki YUN, Eun Gyu SHIN, Ho June CHI, Jin Yong PARK
  • Publication number: 20230138854
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a battery module may prevent chain ignition. The method may include preparing a module case having a plurality of receiving portions formed therein, each of the receiving portions having a space of a predetermined size; disposing a respective battery cell among a plurality battery cells in each of the receiving portions; and heating the module case with the battery cells to a predetermined temperature to fix the battery cells in the respective receiving portions of the module case. The module case comprises a lower plate, a plurality of side plates, and a plurality of partition walls configured to form the receiving portions, and each of the partition walls comprises a lower partition wall extending from the lower plate by a predetermined height and an upper partition wall extending from the lower partition wall by a predetermined height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Publication date: May 4, 2023
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Sung Kyu PARK, Young Bum CHO, Hae Won CHOI
  • Publication number: 20230123282
    Abstract: A battery module prevents a fire from increasing in size and prevents electrical short circuits due to dew condensation in case of a fire. A battery module for achieving the object as described above includes a cell assembly having a plurality of battery cells, a front cover including an upper wall, a lower wall, a left wall, and a right wall, which form an inner space, and a module case accommodating the cell assembly in the inner space, coupled to the front cover, and provided with a cover portion that has a portion protruding to face at least one of the upper wall, the lower wall, the left wall, and the right wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Publication date: April 20, 2023
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-Min YOO, Seung-Joon KIM, Eun-Gyu SHIN, Young-Bum CHO
  • Publication number: 20230082942
    Abstract: A battery module has an improved gas venting structure, and a battery pack including the same. Heat emission efficiency of a battery cell can be improved, and the outflow of sparks or embers can be blocked even when a thermal runaway of a battery cell occurs by forming a bracket formed at a position where mesh structures are alternately formed, at an inside a plate where mesh structures are formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Publication date: March 16, 2023
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Min YOO, Jeong Oh MOON, Young Bum CHO, Eun Gyu SHIN, Seung Joon KIM
  • Publication number: 20220393306
    Abstract: Disclosed is a battery module, which includes a plurality of battery cells stacked on each other, and a plurality of adhesive sheets respectively provided between the plurality of battery cells and configured to generate an adhesion force after the plurality of battery cells are aligned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicant: LG Energy Solution, Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung-Joon Kim, Min-Ho Kwon, Jae-Uk Ryu, Jeong Bin Yu, Young-Bum Cho
  • Publication number: 20220328906
    Abstract: A battery module includes a battery cell stack constituted by a plurality of stacked pouch-shaped battery cells, a battery module housing configured to receive the battery cell stack, and a heat dissipation member coupled to a portion of the battery module housing, wherein the heat dissipation member has a through-hole formed in a heat dissipation plate disposed so as to face the battery cell stack and a sealing member is added to the through-hole, and a method of manufacturing the heat dissipation member. It is possible to effectively prevent thermal runaway of a battery cell that has caught fire while minimizing an increase in volume of the battery module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Young Bum CHO, Eun Gyu SHIN, Jae Min YOO, Seung Joon KIM
  • Publication number: 20220328899
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a battery module comprising a particulate metal-dispersed thermal conductive resin, and a method and a system for inspecting same. The present invention can effectively inspect the degree of dispersion in the resin in a nondestructive manner and can detect a defect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: LG Energy Solution, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung Been You, Young Bum Cho, Jin Hak Kong, Jae Uk Ryu, Min Ho Kwon, Seung Joon Kim