Support Or Holder Per Se Patents (Class 429/100)
  • Patent number: 10456325
    Abstract: A micro facial massager includes a housing, a circuit board, a driving motor, an eccentric wheel arranged on an output shaft of the driving motor, a massage piece, batteries received by a battery box which is positioned in a placed groove. A through hole is defined in a bottom of the placed groove. The battery box is dismountable and is insertable into the housing. The micro facial massager further includes two metal connectors, where the two metal connectors are corresponding fixed in the housing and are connected with the circuit board. When the battery box is inserted into the housing, the two metal connectors press an anode and a cathode of the battery, respectively. Thus, it is convenient to only open the battery box to replace the batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventor: Shuyin Fan
  • Patent number: 10446887
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a battery cell, a thermal interface material adjacent the battery cell and a heater element integrated with the thermal interface material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Neil Robert Burrows, Steve F. Chorian, George Albert Garfinkel, Dhanunjay Vejalla, Chung-hsing Kuo
  • Patent number: 10446812
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a battery pack having improved assemblability, processability, and durability, and configured to stably maintain a stack of cartridges. According to an aspect of the present disclosure, the battery pack includes: vertically arranged secondary cells each including an electrode assembly, an electrolyte, and a pouch-type case; vertically stacked cartridges accommodating the secondary cells in inner spaces thereof and including coupling holes; a lower end plate including a plate-shaped metallic material and placed on a lower portion of a stack of the secondary cells and the cartridges; a first fastening member fixed to the lower end plate; and a second fastening member having an elongated shape so as to stand on the lower end plate in a direction perpendicular to the lower end plate, a lower end portion of the second fastening member coupled to the first fastening member, the second fastening member being inserted through coupling holes of the cartridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Ki-Youn Kim, Duck-Hee Moon, Jun-Yeob Seong, Sung-Chun Yu, Gang-U Lee, Jung-Hang Lee, Sang-Yoon Jeong, Yong-Joon Choi
  • Patent number: 10434894
    Abstract: A battery system for a vehicle, such as an electric vehicle, includes a first battery pack and a second battery pack. The first battery pack is configured to be disposed at an outer periphery of the second battery pack and outboard of the second battery pack on the vehicle. The first battery pack has a relatively high power density in comparison to the second battery pack, and the second battery pack has a relatively high energy density in comparison to the first battery pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC.
    Inventors: Wei Li, Mark W. Verbrugge
  • Patent number: 10439182
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a battery module having an outer housing configured to receive a plurality of electrochemical cells, in which the outer housing has a wall including an inner surface facing a cavity formed by the outer housing, an outer surface opposite to the inner surface, and an opening extending through the wall. The battery module also includes a connector barrel configured to be disposed in the opening of the wall, in which the connector barrel has a first open end, a second open end, and a body forming a hollow interior between the first open end and the second open end, in which the connector barrel has a flange disposed on the body and extending outwardly from the body, and in which the flange has a plurality of ridges configured to abut the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: CPS Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas E. Elison, Richard M. DeKeuster
  • Patent number: 10418654
    Abstract: A roof cap assembly for a fuel cell system includes a housing, and a cover assembly disposed on the housing and configured to move between a first position and a second position. The cover assembly includes a cover including a first opening and a second opening, and a door connected to the cover and configured to selectively open and close the second opening. When the cover assembly is in the first position, the door closes the second opening, such that the reaction exhaust and the cabinet exhaust are directed through the first opening. When the cover assembly is in the second position, the door opens the second opening, such that the cabinet exhaust is directed through first opening and the reaction exhaust is directed through the second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: BLOOM ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Trevisan, Gilbert Richards, Arne Ballantine, Jessica Mahler, Ross Parker, Zachary Odenheimer
  • Patent number: 10411747
    Abstract: A case having battery box for smart phone/tablet comprises a box of smart phone/tablet, which is a rectangular open box having four side walls and a bottom, a chamber of the box of smart phone/tablet is the same of the size and shape of the smart phone/tablet, a top of each side wall is bended inward to form a holding ring for the smart phone/tablet; a battery box for containing batteries, which is a rectangular open box having a bottom which is a part bottom of the box of smart phone/tablet; a battery electric connecting means for connecting the batteries, with a power plug of the smart phone/tablet; a cover for closing the battery box and holding the batteries in the battery box; and a lock means for locking the cover with the battery box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: Davy Zide Qian, Benyu Qian, Lequn Lu
  • Patent number: 10381618
    Abstract: An embodiment is directed to a battery module mounting area of an energy storage system. The battery module mounting area includes a first set of battery module compartments arranged along a first longitudinal side of the battery module mounting area, and a second set of battery module compartments arranged along a second longitudinal side of the battery module mounting area. Each battery module compartment in the first and second sets of battery module compartments includes an insertion-side through which a battery module is configured to be inserted into the battery module compartment and/or removed from the battery module compartment. The insertion-side of each battery module compartment in the first and second sets of battery module compartments is configured to be closed via an insertion-side cover to form a battery housing with a closed compartment profile that is characterized by each battery module compartment being sealed from at least one other battery module compartment in the battery housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: InEVit LLC
    Inventors: Heiner Fees, Andreas Track, Alexander Eichhorn, Ralf Maisch, Jörg Damaske, Martin Eberhard, Michael John Miskovsky
  • Patent number: 10351013
    Abstract: An electric bicycle and a battery lift mechanism and a battery carrying device thereof are disclosed. The battery lift mechanism includes a bracket, a carrier for carrying a battery, an upward-force device coupling with the carrier, and a locking device selectively in an unlocked state or a locked state. The carrier is movable relative to the bracket along an up-down path; the upward-force device is capable of applying an upward force to the carrier. When the locking device is in the locked state, the locking device interferes with the battery to limit the relative movement between the battery and the bracket. When the locking device is in the unlocked state, the interference between the locking device and the battery is removed, so that the upward-force device drives the carrier carrying the battery to move upward relative to the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: DARFON ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) CO., LTD., DARFON ELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventor: Yu-Chang Shieh
  • Patent number: 10347954
    Abstract: A cell retainer assembly (130) for a battery powered, outdoor power equipment device includes a plurality of cell reception slots (140) configured to receive and retain respective ones of battery cells (120) and a plurality of cell retention structures (180). At least some of the cell reception slots (140) are formed by corresponding ones of the cell retention structures (180). At least one cell retention structure (180) are configured to extend around a periphery of a portion of a corresponding battery cell (120) inserted therein. The cell retention structure includes a series of cell engaging portions (184) separated from each other by respective spacing portions (188). The at least one cell retention structure (180) may be formed of flexible material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: HUSQVARNA AB
    Inventors: Joachim Rief, Tobias Zeller
  • Patent number: 10347899
    Abstract: A battery housing can include a housing body defining a cavity sized and shaped to receive a cell for a battery, and a breaker coupled with the housing body. The battery housing can comprise a first electrical conductor at a first end portion of the housing body and electrically connected to the switch, the first electrical conductor configured to electrically connect to a first battery cell terminal of the cell. The battery housing can comprise a second electrical conductor at a second end portion of the housing body, the second electrical conductor configured to electrically connect to a second battery cell terminal of the cell to define a first electrical pathway between the first electrical conductor and the second electrical conductor. The battery housing can include a bypass conductor to define a second electrical pathway between the switch and the second electrical conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: BOURNS, INC.
    Inventors: Gordon Lee Bourns, Lars Erik Gunnar Meijer, Earl Robert Gellings, Kelly C. Casey, Kiyoshi Tada
  • Patent number: 10347888
    Abstract: A battery pack for an electric vehicle is disclosed. The battery pack includes an upper tray, a first busbar attached to the upper tray, a lower tray, and a second busbar attached to the lower tray. The battery pack also includes a plurality of battery cells arranged in the upper and lower trays, and an armor layer connected with the lower tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Thunder Power New Energy Vehicle Development Company Limited
    Inventors: Francesco Mastrandrea, Peter Tutzer
  • Patent number: 10334927
    Abstract: A luggage system employing a telescopically-extendable handle and rechargeable battery power supplying assembly. The assembly includes a pair of spaced-apart stationary guide tubes for supporting a pair of telescopically-extendable rods joined to a handle structure. A base housing component is mounted in an aperture formed in the rear housing portion, and has a top surface. A battery module casing is mounted to and beneath the base housing component, and disposed substantially in the same plane as and between the pair of spaced-apart guide tubes. A rechargeable DC battery power module is contained in the battery module casing, and provides a DC battery recharging port and a set of DC power supplying ports. A semi-automatic battery power module ejection mechanism is mounted within a battery module casing mounted beneath the telescopically-extendible handle and battery power supplying assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: JRSK, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephanie Korey, Jennifer Rubio
  • Patent number: 10333116
    Abstract: A top loading battery holder that is arranged in direct contact with a surface (e.g., circuit board) to allow for a battery to be arranged directly within the holder and in electrical contact with the surface. The battery holder can include a housing that is configured to at least substantially surround a battery that is arranged therein and a plurality of a flanges and/or protrusions that are configured to extend inwardly from the housing to aid in securing the battery within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: MEMORY PROTECTION DEVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Blaha, Charles Engelstein
  • Patent number: 10326116
    Abstract: Disclosed is a battery device including a battery enclosure incorporating a battery cell. The battery device further includes an output terminal that outputs power of the battery cell. The battery enclosure includes a first surface, a second surface, a first step surface, a second step surface, a first engaging portion, a second engaging portion, a first groove, and a second groove formed in the second step surface and the second engaging portion, and a recess is provided in at least one of the first step surface and the second step surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mieko Hara, Toshio Takeshita, Yoichi Miyajima, Hiroaki Sato, Tomonori Watanabe, Naoki Kamaya
  • Patent number: 10290912
    Abstract: A battery system includes an enclosure conforming to a standard form factor, such as a group specified by the Battery Council International. A battery and at least one ultracapacitor are disposed in the enclosure and interconnected to provide electrical energy at battery terminals. Control and/or regulation circuitry may also be provided in the enclosure and interconnected with the battery and ultracapacitor. The battery system may be designed to retrofit existing batteries, such as in vehicular and other applications. The use of a standard form factor allows for little or no alteration of the physical and electrical systems into which the battery system is placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Junwei Jiang, Thomas M. Watson, Perry M. Wyatt
  • Patent number: 10260587
    Abstract: Provided is a plate spring fixing structure and the like which do not necessitate complex assembling processes and thus can reduce production cost and can be reduced in size, and which enable adjustment, during a production process, of the extent to which the plate spring is bent. A holding structure (1A) includes a first plate spring (12) that has: a fixed portion (12a) embedded in and fixed to a first molded resin part (11); and a spring portion (12b) which is not fixed and which has a spring property. The fixed portion (12a) has a face that is not in contact with the first molded resin part (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Wakahiro Kawai
  • Patent number: 10249916
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a battery module. The battery module includes a housing defined by one or more walls. A wall of the housing includes an opening configured to create a passageway between an interior of the housing and an exterior of the housing. The battery module includes a connector barrel disposed within the opening. The connector barrel is a hollow conduit with a first open end opposite a second open end, and the connector barrel is configured to receive a low voltage signal connector through the first open end and a vehicle control module connector through the second open end. An external surface of the connector barrel includes a pair of protrusions configured to enable intimate contact between the wall of the housing and the connector barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Matthew R. Tyler, Richard M. DeKeuster
  • Patent number: 10249854
    Abstract: A battery pack that is connectable to and supportable by a power tool (e.g., a hand-held power tool). The battery pack includes a top housing having a support member. The support member of the battery pack top housing is configured or operable to reinforce a support portion of the battery pack that is used to connect the battery pack to the power tool. By reinforcing the support portion of the battery pack, an interface between the battery pack and the power tool is able to withstand greater forces (e.g., from vibrations caused by the power tool).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew T. Beyerl, Michael Kolden, Troy C. Thorson, Jeffrey M. Wackwitz, Jeffrey S. Holly
  • Patent number: 10243183
    Abstract: Aspects of a modular clip for an electric battery module, a battery module comprising multiple such modular clips, and a battery pack comprising multiple battery modules are provided. The modular clip includes a housing configured to receive a plurality of battery cells. The housing includes a clip shell. The clip shell includes a base portion, a first wall, and a second wall. The base portion includes a plurality of bottom cell recesses, where each of the plurality of bottom cell recesses is configured to receive a battery cell. The modular clip may further comprise at least one interconnect plate. The modular clip may further comprise a retainer plate including a plurality of top cell recesses, where the plurality of top cell recesses are aligned corresponding to an alignment of the plurality of bottom cell recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Thor Trucks Inc.
    Inventor: John Henry Harris, III
  • Patent number: 10224583
    Abstract: Provided is a secondary battery module having a through type cool channel for preventing contaminated air generated from a pouch type cell from being introduced into a vehicle, and more particularly, a secondary battery module having a through type cool channel capable of preventing contaminated air generated from battery cells from being introduced into a vehicle and easily cooling heat generated from the battery cells, by sealing an electrode assembly, in which a plurality of battery cells are stacked, by a case, forming a separate gas discharge pipe in the case to discharge the gases to a designated place, and coupling both ends of a partition tube having a cool channel formed therein to contact the battery cells and communicate with an outside of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SK INNOVATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Deok Soo Kim, Hyuk Chan Tae, Ji Seok Lee, Dong Hun Lim
  • Patent number: 10211492
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a heat generating component, a first battery, a second battery, a heat conductive sheet, and a heat insulating layer. The second battery is disposed between the heat generating component and the first battery. The heat conductive sheet thermally couples the heat generating component to the first battery. The heat insulating layer is disposed between the heat conductive sheet and the second battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiya Sakaguchi, Kazuo Kimura, Kazuhiko Kubo
  • Patent number: 10207764
    Abstract: A battery safety enclosure is provided that contains a battery pack and is attached to a vehicle with a frame. The enclosure has a flat surface that is close to and overlays a flat surface on the frame. The flat surface includes a vent port that is covered by a plug. If the battery pack should fail and release gas, the plug separates from the vent port and pressure is released in a controlled fashion. The flat surface of the enclosure further contains release channels that are recessed from the flat surface on the enclosure. The release channels slow and disperse the release of flammable gas. The safety enclosure may contain a control circuit board that controls the charging and discharging of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventors: Xingrui Li, Dan Zeng, Zeng Fanxin
  • Patent number: 10199695
    Abstract: A battery module includes a battery module housing, a heat exchanger including a plurality of fins disposed in the housing, a first lithium ion battery cell and a second lithium ion battery cell disposed within the battery module housing. The first lithium ion battery cell and the second lithium ion battery cell are separated by a fin of the plurality of fins. The module includes a temperature sensing component coupled to the fin separating the first and second battery cells. Filler material is disposed within the housing and between the battery cells and the fins to mechanically restrain the battery cells within the battery module housing. The filler materials conduct thermal energy between the battery cells and the fin. The filler material covers a free end of the fin and the temperature sensing component. The temperature sensing component is coupled to a conductor extending out of the filler material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Jonathan P. Lobert, Matthew R. Tyler, Xugang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10199838
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a battery module including a plurality of rechargeable batteries, a holder defining a plurality of storage spaces for holding the rechargeable batteries in a stacked configuration, a housing for enclosing the holder, and including a first cover and a second cover that face each other and press the holder, and a protective circuit module in the housing and configured to control charging and discharging operations of the rechargeable batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Suk-Kyum Kim
  • Patent number: 10171890
    Abstract: An enclosure and mounting system that provide ideal RF signal transmission and battery management for AMR systems utilized with a utility meter in a utility meter pit environment are disclosed. The AMR device includes processing electronics that receive consumption data from a pit-mounted utility meter, an antenna to wirelessly transmit signals from the AMR device, and an enclosure that houses the processing electronics and the antenna to provide protection thereto. The enclosure is configured to support different battery sizes and provide battery wire/connector management. The enclosure also defines a dome-shaped antenna compartment therein to house the antenna, the antenna compartment protruding out from a remainder of the enclosure so as to provide for positioning of the antenna at a location extended out therefrom. A companion adaptor utilized with the AMR device is mountable to a cover of the utility meter pit and increases a height of the antenna relative thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Paul Allen Howard, Michael Douglas Manning, Jianming Yuan
  • Patent number: 10170736
    Abstract: A battery case is disclosed. In one aspect, the battery case includes a front case and an attaching/detaching mechanism. The front case includes a first surface corresponding to a front end portion of a battery module placed in parallel to a bottom surface thereof, and a first flange portion extending toward the battery module from the periphery of the first surface, the first flange portion having an opening formed in an upper surface thereof. The attaching/detaching mechanism includes an elastic member positioned between the front case and a front end portion of the battery module, cover members respectively surrounding both ends of the elastic member, an extending member extended upward from one area of each cover member, and a press member respectively formed toward both the ends of the elastic portion at end portions of the extending member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Man-Sik Cho, Kwang-Soo Bae, Sun-Hye Hu
  • Patent number: 10170742
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a battery pack including an electrically insulative pack case. The battery pack includes a plate-shaped battery cell having an anode terminal and a cathode terminal formed at one side thereof including a sealed surplus portion, the battery cell being formed to have a planar quadrangular structure, a protection circuit module (PCM) electrically connected to the electrode terminals of the battery cell to control operation of the battery pack, the PCM being loaded on the sealed surplus portion of the battery cell, and a pack case applied to the sealed surplus portion of the battery cell, the PCM, and opposite sides of the battery cell in a thermally molten state and solidified, the pack case being configured to have a structure to cover the sealed surplus portion of the battery cell, the PCM, and the opposite sides of the battery cell in a state in which the top and bottom of the battery cell are open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Han Chul Kim, Dong Cheol Lee, Ho Yul Jeong
  • Patent number: 10138675
    Abstract: Window blinds with automated mechanisms that require a power source often include a battery housing that is placed at least partially outside of the headrail. This is done to make room for mechanical devices that are required to be housed within the headrail. We disclose a battery housing which may be mounted within a headrail of a window blind. Consequently, the battery housing is not visible when the headrail is mounted. This creates a more aesthetically pleasing window treatment. The disclosed battery housing may include a base mounted on two elongated battery compartments. An elongated channel may separate the two elongated battery compartments. The elongated channel is designed to allow a tilt rod within the headrail to pass through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Austin Carlson, Mark Madsen, Terrece Pearman, Emily Brimhall
  • Patent number: 10130152
    Abstract: According to an exemplary embodiment, an electronic luggage device may be disclosed. The electronic luggage device may be fully TSA and FAA compliant. The device may be capable of communicating both wirelessly and by wired connection(s) to other devices. The electronic luggage device may also charge other devices by battery and in turn be charged by other electric power facilities. The electronic luggage device may have GPS capabilities, an intelligent “sleep-mode,” multiple various charging and communicatory ports, a recessed telescoping handle fixture, a hidden battery compartment, and a high capacity removable battery. The removable battery may be retained by any locking means understood by a person having ordinary skill in the art. The removable battery may be automatically or manually ejected. This may be accomplished by a spring-loaded force, a slot and rail system, or equivalents as would be understood by a person having ordinary skill in the art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: ARLO SKYE, Inc.
    Inventors: Mayur Bhatnagar, Mauricio Issa Llano, Denielle R. Wolfe
  • Patent number: 10124694
    Abstract: A battery management apparatus is provided. The battery management apparatus is used for increasing the capability of controlling the quality of battery modules and increasing the system integration. The battery management apparatus includes an interchangeable battery module and a battery pack management unit. The interchangeable battery module includes a battery management unit, a relay and a battery cell package. The battery management unit includes a voltage measurement circuit and a memory circuit. The voltage measurement circuit and the memory circuit are insulated from each other. The relay is used for switching an internal circuit of the interchangeable battery module. The battery cell package is connected with the battery management unit, and serves as a power source of the battery management apparatus. The battery pack management unit is connected with the voltage measurement circuit of the interchangeable battery module. The voltage measurement circuit is powered by the battery cell package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: ALEEES ECO ARK CO. LTD.
    Inventors: An-Tao Anthony Yang, Gordon Ching Chen
  • Patent number: 10128545
    Abstract: A battery pack has a case which includes accommodating areas for battery cells located between and printed circuit boards (PCBs). Each PCB has openings that correspond to respective accommodating areas. The battery pack also has tabs connected to the battery cells through the openings in the PCBs. First ends of pattern portions of a first PCB are connected to respective tabs of the first PCB, and second ends of the pattern portions are at a first pattern collecting portion in the case. First ends of pattern portions of a second PCB are connected to respective tabs corresponding to the second PCB, and second ends of the pattern portions of the second PCB are at a second pattern collecting portion in the case. A battery management system is connected to the batteries through the first and second PCBs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hun Tae Ro, Su Sang Cho
  • Patent number: 10109828
    Abstract: A housing includes a main body, a mounting structure assembled to the main body, and a cover. The mounting structure includes a receiving part defining a receiving space for receiving a battery, a groove communicating with the receiving space, a slot communicating with the groove, and a driving member rotatably mounted in the receiving part. The driving member includes an extending arm and a pressing portion. The extending arm faces the groove. The pressing portion passes through the slot to expose out of the receiving part. The cover is detachably attached to the main body to seal the receiving space. When the battery is received in the receiving portion, the extending arm supports the battery, when the pressing portion is pressed, the extending arm is driven to rotate with respect to the receiving part so as to make the battery lift from the receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: AMBIT MICROSYSTEMS (SHANGHAI) LTD.
    Inventor: Wang-An Hu
  • Patent number: 10096807
    Abstract: A battery system having at least a pair of battery modules, each battery module having a base plate and a cell stack secured on a base surface of the base plate. A first offset is arranged on a first side of the base plate and a first section is arranged on a second side opposite the first side. First threaded holes are arranged in the first offset and in the first section, parallel to the direction of extent of the first offset and of the first section. The battery modules are connected to one another via the auxiliary frame by screwing into the first threaded holes through through-holes arranged in the auxiliary frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kevin Fister, Helmut Rath
  • Patent number: 10096868
    Abstract: An energy storage apparatus includes: a plurality of energy storage devices; a spacer unit having one or more spacers disposed between the energy storage devices or on sides of the energy storage devices; and a plurality of members disposed above the energy storage devices and the spacer unit (a bus bar frame, a heat shielding plate, a holder), wherein the spacer unit has a plurality of locking portions, the locking portions being configured to lock the members, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventor: Masamitsu Tononishi
  • Patent number: 10090493
    Abstract: A cell module includes: a cylindrical cell; a fixing member having a through-hole in which one end of the cylindrical cell is held; and a solidified adhesive bonding together the cylindrical cell and the fixing member. The through-hole has an outer part and an inner part. A shape of the outer part is partially enlarged compared with a shape of the inner part so as to form a liquid pocket, and matches the shape of the inner part on the side opposite from the liquid pocket. Relative to the fixing member, the cylindrical cell is held in an inclined state, such that another end of the cylindrical cell is located closer to the liquid pocket side than the one end of the cylindrical cell is.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Keita Matsui
  • Patent number: 10074834
    Abstract: A battery pack includes: a core pack; a protection circuit module electrically connected to the core pack and including a connector for further electrically connecting to an external electronic device; and a metallic cover for covering the core pack and the protection circuit module while exposing the connector to the outside, the metallic cover including a protrusion adjacent to a ground portion of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dea-Yon Moon, Sang-Hun Park
  • Patent number: 10046667
    Abstract: A battery pack includes non-parallel longer and shorter axes. A virtual first plane includes the shorter axis and an end surface of the battery pack, a virtual second plane includes the longer axis and another end surface of the battery pack, and a virtual third plane is perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the longer axis and includes the center of gravity of the battery pack. The battery pack includes first and second grips, respectively at least partially located in the first and second planes. The first grip allows the battery pack to be carried such that the longer axis extends in the vertical direction. The second grip allows the battery pack to slide along the first plane. The first grip and at least a portion of the second grip are located on the same side with respect to the third plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toshiro Orimo
  • Patent number: 10046720
    Abstract: A vehicle includes trim panel walls defining a cargo compartment. At least one trim panel wall has an indented portion defining a recess. A reaching aid is disposed within the recess in a stored configuration, and is selectively removable from the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dario Jesus Barrera Munoz, Juan Manuel Gallardo Almiray, Sergio Alberto Vega Velazquez
  • Patent number: 10037060
    Abstract: A holder includes a support, a back plate and a holding member. The back plate includes a main portion connected to the support, and a positioning portion movably connected to the main portion to either at a blocking position or an unblocking position. The holding member is disposed between the positioning portion and the support. Two ends of the holding member opposite to each other are connected to the main portion. The holding member and the main portion jointly define an accommodation space. When the positioning portion is at the blocking position, the positioning portion partially protrudes from the main portion and blocks a side of the accommodation space. When the positioning portion is at the unblocking position, the positioning portion does not protrude from the main portion, and the positioning portion unblocks the side of the accommodation space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventor: Meng-Chieh Liu
  • Patent number: 10020474
    Abstract: A cell block includes holding sections that hold a battery cell arrayed body of a lower layer between a lower holding frame member and a middle holding frame member, hold a battery cell arrayed body of an upper layer between the middle holding frame member and an upper holding frame member, and hold the battery cell arrayed body of the upper layer and the battery cell arrayed body of the lower layer in a state displaced from each other in the row direction. Lower fastening sections are disposed at positions below a battery cell and projects in the row direction beyond the battery cell arrayed body of the lower layer, and join the lower holding frame member and the middle holding frame member with each other by fastening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hoshi, Tsunemi Aiba, Naoki Kojima, Chikara Kikkawa, Toshiyuki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10014499
    Abstract: An electronic device and a battery pack housing structure capable of housing a battery pack without use of a contour width of the battery pack for positioning. The battery pack housing structure includes a battery-pack lower-surface protruding portion protruding from a lower surface of the battery pack and the housing portion including a housing-portion bottom-surface groove portion, which is formed in a bottom surface of the housing portion and capable of being fitted to the battery-pack lower-surface protruding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: NEC PLATFORMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yohei Ikegami, Akihisa Iwata, Takeshi Komatsu
  • Patent number: 9985259
    Abstract: Battery pack includes the following elements: large number of battery cells; lower holding member provided to hold the lower parts of large number of battery cells aligned by battery holding parts, and having lower openings for exposing the negative electrode terminal side of the battery cells; a positive electrode current collecting plate and a negative electrode current collecting plate connected to the corresponding terminals of the battery cells; and holder formed of upper holding member and lower holding member. In holder, upper gas channel for guiding the gas jetted from battery cells to the front side is formed. Inside holder, lower gas channel is formed on the periphery of the large number of battery cells. In holder, exhaust port is formed. In upper holding member, a communication hole for allowing communication between upper gas channel and lower gas channel is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoaki Aoki, Satoshi Murakami, Keisuke Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9954213
    Abstract: Electrochemical systems with electronically and ionically conductive layers have electronic, mechanical and chemical properties useful for a variety of applications including electrochemical storage and conversion. Electronically and ionically conductive layers may be introduced between an electrode and the separator. Embodiments provide structural, physical and electrostatic attributes useful for managing and controlling dendrite formation and for improving the cycle life and rate capability of electrochemical cells including silicon anode based batteries, air cathode based batteries, redox flow batteries, solid electrolyte based systems, fuel cells, flow batteries and semisolid batteries and may include multilayer, porous geometries supporting excellent ion transport properties, providing a barrier to prevent dendrite initiated mechanical failure, shorting or thermal runaway, or providing improved electrode conductivity and improved electric field uniformity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: Farshid Roumi
  • Patent number: 9947914
    Abstract: A battery pack unit is disclosed that includes an abrasive material or surface in a location where battery clamps of the battery pack unit are placed for storage. This provides for a surface where the battery clamps can be frictionally cleaned to remove unwanted corrosion or deposits from the battery clamps. This allows the cleaned battery clamps to be connected to terminals of a battery without experiencing a significant reduction in flow of current between the battery clamps and the terminals of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Snap-on Incorporated
    Inventor: David Manka
  • Patent number: 9929451
    Abstract: A battery assembly that includes a plurality of batteries. The battery assembly includes a printed circuit board integrated with plural fuses and resistors. The sizes of the resistors vary based on a distance between the batteries and a connection point to compensate for resistance differences from each battery to the connection point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Ampd Energy Limited
    Inventors: Brandon Boon Soon Ng, Luciano Gurgel Valente, Clayton Ip, Kevin Chan, Ya Lv
  • Patent number: 9929384
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an energy storage module (10) able to contain a plurality of energy storage elements (14), the module comprising an envelope (16) comprising at least one plurality of lateral walls and two end walls (18A, 18B) dimensioned so as to surround the energy storage elements, at least one member for placing in contact (22) made at least partially from a thermally conducting material, intended to be placed between at least one energy storage element and a lateral wall of the module, termed the reference wall (20A), said member comprising a first contact face (24A) and a second contact face (30A) which are associated respectively with the reference wall (20A) and said energy storage element or elements (14), one at least of said first (24A) and second (30A) contact faces being adapted to abut against one of the reference wall (20A) or of said element or elements (14), and said member being configured so that the distance between the first and second contact faces can vary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: BLUE SOLUTIONS
    Inventors: Laurent Le-Gall, Anne-Claire Juventin
  • Patent number: 9923230
    Abstract: An electrode assembly includes a cell stack part having (a) a structure in which one kind of radical unit having a same number of electrodes and separators alternately disposed and integrally combined is repeatedly disposed, or (b) a structure in which at least two kinds of radical units having a same number of electrodes and separators alternately disposed and integrally combined are disposed in a predetermined order, and a fixing part extending from a top surface along a side to a bottom surface thereof for fixing the cell stack part. The one kind of radical unit has a four-layered structure in which first electrode, first separator, second electrode and second separator are sequentially stacked or a repeating structure in which the four-layered structure is repeatedly stacked, and each of the at least two kinds of radical units are stacked by ones to form the four-layered structure or the repeating structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Ah Reum Jung, Ji Won Park, Myung Hoon Ko, Seung Ho Na, Jin Ho Ban
  • Patent number: 9912020
    Abstract: A battery pack including a housing including an inner cavity and an interface for receiving a power tool. The interface includes electrical terminals operable to interface with the power tool. Battery cells are positioned within the cavity and are electrically coupled to the electrical terminals. The battery pack also includes at least a portion of the housing that is configured as a heat sink to passively dissipate heat generated in the cavity to an external environment of the battery pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kevin L. Glasgow, Brandon L. Verbrugge
  • Patent number: 9911964
    Abstract: An auxiliary power storage device for an electric device installed in a vehicle, is connectable to a battery for the electric device in parallel to supply power to a vehicle load installed in the vehicle, and the auxiliary power storage device comprises a power storage portion and a housing case storing the power storage portion, and further the hosing case comprises a hole portion fitted to a terminal portion of the power storage portion, a mountain-shaped projecting portion integrally formed on a wall surface standing from a peripheral portion of the hole portion for preventing a liquid drop flowing down along the wall surface from intruding into the hole portion, and a projecting portion integrally formed along the peripheral portion of the hole portion for preventing a liquid drop from intruding into the hole portion from the peripheral portion of the hole portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Ohsumi, Yoshiaki Ueta, Toru Iwabuchi