Support Or Holder Per Se Patents (Class 429/100)
  • Patent number: 11329682
    Abstract: A portable communication device (100) comprises a housing that provides an elongated aperture (114) having a non-touch user interface (116) residing therein. The non-touch user interface (116) is formed of an elongated rounded rectangular shaped body. A plurality of non-touch user interface features (118) are spaced apart side-by-side along the single elongated rounded rectangular shaped body of the non-touch user interface (116). The elongated aperture (114) with non-touch user interface (116) residing therein define a visible non-touch user interface zone (120) on the surface of the portable communication device for the protection of the non-touch user interface features (118).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Goktug Duman, Lanting L Garra
  • Patent number: 11298623
    Abstract: The disclosed handheld controller may include a handle shaped and sized to be gripped by a user's hand and a battery compartment in the handle. The battery compartment may be configured to receive a replaceable battery that has a first end portion with a negative terminal and a second, opposite end portion with a positive terminal. The battery compartment may include a spring-loaded negative contact for electrically coupling to the negative terminal of the battery and a spring-loaded positive contact for electrically coupling to the positive terminal of the battery. Various other methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Robin Michael Miller, Chin Yuan Cheng, Raymond Louis Nicoli, Balaji Chelladurai
  • Patent number: 11302987
    Abstract: Systems, methods and articles having a heat-shielding or blocking, heat-dissipating and/or heat signature-reducing material layer or coating are disclosed. In one example, the heat-shielding or blocking, heat-dissipating and/or heat signature-reducing material completely covers the interior of a housing having a plurality of battery cells removably disposed therein. Other examples include a heat-shielding or blocking, heat-dissipating and/or heat signature-reducing material layer having anti-static, anti-radio frequency (RF), anti-electromagnetic interference (EMI), anti-tarnish, and/or anti-corrosion materials and properties that effectively protect battery-operated devices and/or the batteries that power them from damage or diminished operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: LAT ENTERPRISES
    Inventors: Laura Thiel, Carlos Cid
  • Patent number: 11285820
    Abstract: A battery tray for a vehicle includes a tub having a base, a first side wall connected to the base, and a second side wall connected to the base and disposed opposite the first side wall. The tub includes a first portion with a first strength, the first portion extending from the first side wall through the base to the second side wall, and a second portion with a second strength, the second portion extending from the first side wall through the base to the second side wall. The second strength is greater than the first strength. The first portion is welded to the second portion prior to forming the tub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: DUS OPERATING INC.
    Inventors: Nolan Robert Maryanski, Anand Amrit, Suhant Ranga
  • Patent number: 11272637
    Abstract: A rack arrangement for a data center includes an assembly frame including vertical beams, lateral beams connected to the vertical beams, and transverse beams connected to the vertical beams. The transverse beams extend at least partly in a depth direction of the assembly frame. A rack-supporting platform is connected between two of the lateral beams and extends horizontally between four of the vertical beams. Each rack of a plurality of racks is configured to support computer equipment or cooling equipment for servicing the data center. A first rack is supported at least in part by two of the lateral beams. A second rack is disposed above the first rack and disposed atop the rack-supporting platform. The rack-supporting platform is supported in part by a top portion of the first rack such that a load of the second rack is partly applied on the first rack through the rack-supporting platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: OVH
    Inventors: Ali Chehade, Alexandre Alain Jean-Pierre Meneboo, Etienne Zahm
  • Patent number: 11251507
    Abstract: A battery, for example, a rechargeable battery (e.g. lithium ion battery) having a casing with battery terminals. The casing, for example, includes an upper section, middle section, and lower section connected together. The battery can be connected to one or more battery trays having the same height or different heights for various applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: THE NOCO COMPANY
    Inventors: Jonathan Lewis Nook, James Richard Stanfield, Derek Michael Underhill, James P. McBride, Matthew Michael Bosway
  • Patent number: 11251492
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a vehicle body, a power storage device, and a joining unit. The power storage device includes a power storage module and a power storage case. The power storage case includes a case body and a plurality of bottom surface reinforcing members. The joining unit includes a first bracket joined to a first end of a first bottom surface reinforcing member, a second bracket joined to a second end of a second bottom surface reinforcing member, and a third bracket joined to a second end of a third bottom surface reinforcing member. No joining unit is provided at a second end of the first bottom surface reinforcing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinya Goitsuka
  • Patent number: 11245146
    Abstract: The application provides a cell and a package device. The cell comprises a first end surface including a flat portion and a recess portion, and the flat portion and the recess portion are spaced apart from each other. The purpose of the present application is to provide a cell and a package device, which can overcome the disadvantages on the surface of the planar sealing head of the conventional package device, and improve the package efficiency and reliability of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: DONGGUAN AMPEREX TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhaochun Geng, Yangang Hu, Weipeng Pi, Yifan Liu
  • Patent number: 11224273
    Abstract: A luggage system employing a rechargeable battery power supplying assembly. 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. A rechargeable 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: JRSK, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephanie Korey, Jennifer Rubio
  • Patent number: 11211659
    Abstract: A battery module includes: a lower housing in which a plurality of secondary battery cells are housed; an upper housing coupled to a cover of the lower housing to cover the plurality of secondary replaceable cells; a female connector detachably installed in at least one of the lower housing and the upper housing; and a wiring harness electrically connected to the connector and the plurality of secondary battery cells. The connector may include a body provided with a plurality of terminals, a bottom surface of the body may be spaced apart from an outer surface of the at least one housing such that a space may be defined between the outer surface of the at least one housing and the bottom surface, and both side surfaces of the body may be securely connected to the outer surface of the at least one housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventors: Hyun Wook Jeon, Youngsun Yun
  • Patent number: 11192993
    Abstract: Organic polymer aerogels, articles of manufacture, and uses thereof are described. The aerogels include an organic polymer matrix and microstructures dispersed within the aerogels, which provides for superior thermal conductivity and mechanical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: BLUESHIFT MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Alan Sakaguchi, David Irvin, Alysa Joaquin
  • Patent number: 11177520
    Abstract: A method and system provide a plurality of power cell modules. The power cell modules can be stacked together such that they are electrically connected and share a collective multi-voltage bus. Electronic appliances can be connected to one of the power cell modules to be powered by all of the connected power cell modules. Power cell modules can be easily added or removed from the bank without interrupting the supply of power to the electronic appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Joulecase LLC
    Inventors: James Wagoner, Alex Livingston
  • Patent number: 11165895
    Abstract: Modular digital camera systems, such as modular digital still and motion cameras are disclosed. Individual modules may be removed from the system and replaced, such as to benefit from upgraded technology, while preserving the remaining modules in the system. According to certain aspects, the modular camera system includes cellphone functionality and multiple cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: RED.COM, LLC
    Inventor: James H. Jannard
  • Patent number: 11142074
    Abstract: The present application provides an explosion-proof valve, a battery pack, and an electric vehicle. The explosion-proof valve includes a first connection member, a second connection member, a resilient connection member, and an explosion-proof film. An upper port is formed on the first connection member that includes an ejector pin. The second connection member is disposed at an interval from the first connection member. The first and second connection members are tightly in a sealed connection with the resilient connection member. The explosion-proof film is disposed at the upper port and seals the upper port, and the explosion-proof film is located above the ejector pin. Because the explosion-proof valve is directly disposed on a base plate of a case in a vehicle body using the first and second connection members, the explosion-proof valve can fully use narrow space between the base plate of the battery pack and the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: CONTEMPORARY AMPEREX TECHNOLOGY CO., LIMITED
    Inventor: Haidong Zhang
  • Patent number: 11128008
    Abstract: A battery module is used to accommodate a battery and includes an external card bracket, a battery case, a battery cover, and at least one elastic member. The external card bracket includes at least one first locking portion. The battery case includes at least one second locking portion and at least one first assembly portion. The first locking portion is detachably locked with the second locking portion so that the battery case is assembled onto the external card bracket. The battery cover includes at least one second assembly portion. The second assembly portion is detachably assembled to the first assembly portion such that the battery case and the battery cover define a storage space. The battery is disposed in the storage space. The elastic member is located on the second assembly portion and connects the battery case and the battery cover to limit displacement of the battery cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Jun-Hao Wang, Zhao-Ping Fu
  • Patent number: 11114726
    Abstract: A battery box including a lower box body, where the lower box body includes a first plate and a second plate. The first plate includes: a bottom wall; a peripheral wall connected to a periphery of the bottom wall and extending upward; and the bottom wall and the peripheral wall form an accommodating space opening upwards; the second plate is fixed to the bottom wall from a bottom and engages with the bottom wall to form a flow passage. The second plate is provided with: a second protrusion protruding to the first plate from a side facing away from the first plate and extending along a transverse direction; and an opening running through the second protrusion in a height direction and extending along the transverse direction, the second protrusion of the second plate being connected to the bottom wall of the first plate in a sealed manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited
    Inventors: Yanlong Gu, Liwen Jiang
  • Patent number: 11112463
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a method that includes receiving, via a processor disposed within a lithium ion battery module, a voltage signal associated with a resistor coupled to a negative terminal of the lithium ion battery module. The negative terminal of the lithium ion battery module is coupled to a negative terminal of a lead acid battery module. The method also includes determining, via the processor, one or more properties associated with the lead acid battery module based on the voltage signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: CPS TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventor: Ronald J. Dulle
  • Patent number: 11108115
    Abstract: The present application provides a battery case and a battery module. The battery case includes a bottom plate; and a plurality of circumferentially spaced extensions formed by extending horizontally outward along the bottom plate, and each extension is bended at least once to form a case side arm, and a cavity of the battery case is enclosed by the case side arms and the bottom plate, and end faces for connection of the case side arms are bended to form connecting portions, and two adjacent connecting portions are snap-fitted to fix the adjacent case side arms to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: CONTEMPORARY AMPEREX TECHNOLOGY CO., LIMITED
    Inventors: Liwen Jiang, Tingting Zhu
  • Patent number: 11096816
    Abstract: An orthopedic device, first and second struts, and a range-of-motion limiting pivot assembly connecting to the first and second struts. The pivoting assembly having an engagement member linked to a tab disposed and arranged for pulling radially outward away from a central axis of the pivoting assembly for adjusting the range of motion of the pivoting assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: OSSUR ICELAND EHF
    Inventors: Jamal Abdul-Hafiz, Jonathan Walborn
  • Patent number: 11081746
    Abstract: A method and system provide a plurality of power cell modules. The power cell modules can be stacked together such that they are electrically connected and share a collective multi-voltage bus. Electronic appliances can be connected to one of the power cell modules to be powered by all of the connected power cell modules. Power cell modules can be easily added or removed from the bank without interrupting the supply of power to the electronic appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: JOULE CASE INC.
    Inventors: James Wagoner, Alexander Livingston
  • Patent number: 11081754
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a control modular assembly for a switch. The control modular assembly according to embodiments of the present disclosure comprises: a base housing (203) adapted to carry an operating member for controlling the switch and formed with a base housing notch (206) at an edge of the base housing (203); a first battery (100) being rechargeable and operable to be detachably mounted in the base housing (203) through the base housing notch (206), thereby supplying electric power to the operating member; and a second battery (205) arranged within the base housing (203) to supply electric power to the operating member when the first battery (100) is taken out of the control modular assembly (200), wherein the second battery (205) is chargeable by the first battery (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD
    Inventors: Fuhua Shan, Zhen Ma
  • Patent number: 11050106
    Abstract: The invention relates to an energy storage unit (1) comprising a plurality of energy storage sub-units (5) that have a first electrode (6) and a second electrode (7), the first electrode (6) and second electrode (7) of a particular energy storage sub-unit (5) being arranged on opposite sides of said energy storage sub-unit (5), and said energy storage unit comprising a receiving device (2) that has a plurality of adjacently-arranged receiving units each spatially delimited by a lateral wall, one energy storage sub-unit (5) being introduced into each receiving unit of said receiving device (2), and the energy storage sub-units (5) being secured in said receiving units such that the electrodes (6, 7) are arranged in a first contact level and in a second contact level, the electrodes (6, 7) arranged in the first contact level being electrically interconnected by means of a first printed circuit board (10) and the electrodes (6, 7) arranged in the second contact level (9) being electrically interconnected by mean
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Reinshagen, Markus Kohlberger, Martin Gerlach, Silvan Poller, Michael Austen, Rudi Kaiser, Sarmimala Hore, Sebastian Bannert, Andreas Grasser, Gerhard Schubert
  • Patent number: 11038222
    Abstract: A power storage device includes a storage battery that stores electric power, a battery management unit that monitors and protects the storage battery, an inverter configured to convert DC power outputted from the storage battery into AC power and outputting the AC power, and convert externally supplied AC power into DC power and supplying the DC power to the storage battery, a liquid storage container that houses therein the storage battery, the battery management unit, and the inverter in a state where surroundings of the storage battery, the battery management unit, and the inverter are filled with a liquid, a temperature adjustment unit that performs heat transfer between the liquid and outside air to adjust a temperature of the liquid to a particular target temperature, and a heat insulating material arranged to surround the liquid storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masakazu Fukada, Masashi Shiotani, Jiro Kameda, Kazuyuki Kato
  • Patent number: 11038236
    Abstract: This disclosure details electrified vehicles that are equipped with one or more attachment and sealing assemblies for securing a battery pack to vehicle body components. An exemplary attachment and sealing assembly may establish a mid-span attachment point of the battery pack. The attachment and sealing assembly may include an attachment column and a sealing ring that cooperate to secure the battery pack to the vehicle and to seal openings formed through the battery pack and the vehicle body component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin A. Montgomery, Hari Krishna Addanki, Michael E. Reibling, Brock Dunlap
  • Patent number: 11024918
    Abstract: A battery housing for receiving battery elements, in particular for a vehicle, includes a case formed by a frame including one or more profiles and at least one first floor. The case provides an interior region for the battery elements. A second floor is positioned at a distance below the first floor and defines a space with the first floor. A cover covers the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignees: THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE AG, THYSSENKRUPP AG
    Inventors: Daniel Nierhoff, Joachim Quandt, Clemens Latuske, Erik Hilfrich
  • Patent number: 10973266
    Abstract: A heated garment system in one embodiment includes a jacket, a wiring circuit embedded within the jacket and configured to generate heat, a battery assembly configured to removably couple with the wiring circuit, the battery assembly including a power button for selectively applying power to the wiring circuit, and a battery holder configured to removably receive the battery assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignees: Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: James Alan Weir, Andrew Pomjin Cho
  • Patent number: 10968696
    Abstract: A battery-powered window treatment, such as a roller shade, may include a battery compartment that provides access to batteries while the window treatment is assembled and mounted to a structure. The battery compartment may be pivotally supported by a housing of the window treatment, and operable between opened and closed positions. The batteries may be concealed when the battery compartment is closed, and may be accessible when the battery compartment is open. The battery compartment may be operated opened and closed while a shade of the window treatment is at any position, such that removal of the batteries does not result in the loss of tracking information for the shade. The window treatment may include a fascia that is operably connected to the battery compartment, such that when the battery compartment is opened, the fascia does not obstruct access to the batteries, and does not interfere with the shade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: LUTRON TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: David A. Kirby, Samuel F. Chambers
  • Patent number: 10944138
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a battery pack case configured to receive a battery module assembly including a plurality of battery modules, each having a plurality of battery cells or unit modules mounted therein, sequentially stacked, wherein a coolant inlet port and a coolant outlet port are located at the upper part and the lower part of the battery pack case, respectively, in a state in which the coolant inlet port and the coolant outlet port are opposite to each other such that a coolant for cooling the unit modules flows from one side of the battery modules to the opposite side of the battery modules in a direction perpendicular to a direction in which the unit modules are stacked, and an inclined plate for guiding the flow of the coolant is provided between the battery pack case and the battery modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Soon Chang Hong, Jinhong Park, Hyoungsuk Lee, Bohyon Kim, Jin Kyu Lee
  • Patent number: 10926617
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an electric equipment and a cable connected to the electric equipment, a cable connection portion of the electric equipment is disposed on one side of the vehicle in a front-rear direction, and the cable connection portion is disposed closer to the other side in the front-rear direction than an end surface on the one side in the front-rear direction of the electric equipment and at a position lower than an uppermost surface of the electric equipment. The cable includes a first wire portion extending from the cable connection portion to one side of the vehicle in the width direction; a second wire portion continuously extending to the other side in the front-rear direction, and a third wire portion continuously extending to the other side in the width direction, and the cable is disposed along an upper surface of the electric equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takanori Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10916920
    Abstract: A holding arrangement for multiple electrodes, with at least two holding frames, which can be stacked flat one on top of another. With the holding arrangement, a large number of electrodes, which also form more than one stack spark gap, can be arranged especially simply relative to one another, such that, in the individual holding frames, in each case at least two recesses for accommodating one electrode per recess are formed next to one another, whereby the contour of the individual recesses is matched to the outside dimensions of the individual electrodes, and in that the individual holding frames can be connected to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Meyer, Hannes Sagebiel
  • Patent number: 10897034
    Abstract: A battery fastening system for fastening a battery (4) in a vehicle (60) comprises a battery tray (1) having a length direction (LD) and a width direction (WD), a first corner fastening device (7) and a second corner fastening device (8), wherein the second corner fastening device (8) is securable to the battery tray (1) in at least two different positions in the width direction (WD) for enabling fastening of batteries (4) with at least two different sizes in the width direction (WD). The battery fastening system further comprises a clamping element (9) for limiting movement of the battery (4) towards a second side (27) in the length direction (LD). The clamping element (9) is securable to the battery tray (1) in at least two different positions in the length direction (LD) for enabling fastening of batteries (4) with at least two different sizes in the length direction (LD). In addition, it is also provided a corresponding method for fastening a battery in a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: CHINA EURO VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY AB
    Inventors: Bernt Krantz, Patrik Viippola
  • Patent number: 10840561
    Abstract: A battery pack, including a battery cell; and a case having a receiving space for the battery cell, the case including a frame member including an opening formed in a central portion thereof and having an inner surface facing the receiving space and an outer surface opposite the inner surface; a first cover on the frame member, the first cover including a flange portion supported on the inner surface of the frame member, a main body exposed through the opening of the frame member, and a connecting portion connecting the flange portion to the main body in a stepped manner; and a second cover coupled to the frame member, the battery cell being between the second cover and the frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jaemin Kim, Daeyon Moon, Byungkook Ahn
  • Patent number: 10821816
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a propulsion module for a vehicle, and a control module communicatively connected to the propulsion module. The propulsion module is structured to be detached from the vehicle for mechanical connection to an off-board device. The propulsion module includes an electric motor and a power supply, and the power supply is operable to power the electric motor to output mechanical power. The control module is configured to receive a connection status of the propulsion module. In response to the connection status indicating that the propulsion module is detached from the vehicle, the control module is configured to operate the power supply at an off-board rated power to power the electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin J. Chow, Joshua D. Payne, Nathan C. Westover, Robert C. MacArthur, Shannon Alicia Wrobel
  • Patent number: 10797491
    Abstract: A power storage device includes a plurality of series-connected battery cells and a balance circuit board. The balance circuit board includes: a heat-generating element (1121) that is provided for each of the plurality of battery cells, and is connected with the corresponding battery cell; and a first temperature sensor that is arranged within a range sandwiched between heat-generating elements positioned at both ends in an arrangement direction of a plurality of heat-generating elements (1121).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sasaki, Kozo Tateno
  • Patent number: 10784479
    Abstract: A battery lock device for a forklift includes a lock plate capable of moving between a first position and a second position. The lock plate at the first position is configured to keep a battery from being protruded. The lock plate at the second position is configured to enable the battery to be protruded. The battery lock device includes a shaft configured to rotatably support the lock plate with respect to a body, a fixed portion opposed to the lock plate, a lock pin capable of sliding toward the fixed portion in a first direction and away from the fixed portion in a second direction, and a spring configured to press the lock pin in the first direction. First and second holes are provided in the fixed portion. The lock pin is inserted into the first and second holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI LOGISNEXT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Yoshioka, Takuya Sano
  • Patent number: 10778820
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device including: a battery; a housing; a battery tape adhering the battery and the housing; a display screen provided at a front surface of the housing; a display tape adhering the display screen and the housing; a chamber adjacent to the battery; and an air path that connects to the chamber that prevents the chamber from being airtight. Such an electronic device may prevent the display screen from being deformed due to heat and air expansion caused by a temperature change in the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dac Tri Bui, Van Hoang Nguyen, Van Duc Le, Quoc Chien Nguyen, Van Quan Hoang
  • Patent number: 10763688
    Abstract: A mobile telephone case that includes a housing structured to receive a mobile telephone, the housing includes a perimeter frame disposed about a perimeter of the mobile telephone to substantially cover and protect the mobile telephone, an at least partially open front face to provide access to a display screen of the mobile telephone, and a protective rear panel that is at least partially movable between an open orientation and a closed orientation when the housing is operatively disposed on the mobile telephone. The protective rear panel substantially covers and protects a rear surface of the mobile telephone when in the closed orientation, with at least a portion thereof being at least partially separable from the perimeter frame to define the open orientation that provides wireless charging access to the rear surface of the mobile telephone with the housing still disposed on the mobile telephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Peter Anthony Matos
  • Patent number: 10753761
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for a universal modular battery and power system are provided. The universal modular battery may include a number of modular interconnection features that enable a number of universal modular batteries to be stacked for use in a universal battery power system. The modular interconnection features facilitate the modular addition or subtraction of batteries in the universal battery power system to, among other things, alter a power capacity of the system. The universal batteries in a power system may be exchanged, swapped, or moved from one power system to another, including power systems associated with different vehicles and/or buildings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: NIO USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher P. Ricci
  • Patent number: 10734870
    Abstract: The heat pipes 9a provided here in the grooves 9 of the motor side conduct heat to the end of the output shaft 2 and the heat pipes 10a in the grooves 10 of the housing of the power supply to the opposite end. A flow of heat to axially opposing ends is thus produced that always travels away from the power electronics that are arranged approximately in the center of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: BERGISCHE UNIVERSITAET WUPPERTAL
    Inventors: Stefan Butzmann, Marius Finke
  • Patent number: 10707475
    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 7, 2020
    Assignee: BOURNS, INC.
    Inventors: Gordon Lee Bourns, Lars Erik Gunnar Meijer, Earl Robert Gellings, Kelly C. Casey, Kiyoshi Tada
  • Patent number: 10700323
    Abstract: A battery system is disclosed. The system may include a frame surrounding a battery active region and defining a vent carried by the frame and mounted between the battery active region and coolant passage. The vent may be configured to vent gas from the battery active region to the coolant passage responsive to a pressure or temperature of the gas exceeding a predetermined threshold, and to isolate the battery active region from the coolant passage otherwise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohan Karulkar, Andrew Robert Drews, Brian Joseph Robert
  • Patent number: 10644277
    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: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: AMBIT MICROSYSTEMS (SHANGHAI) LTD.
    Inventor: Wang-An Hu
  • Patent number: 10637034
    Abstract: Battery pack includes: a plurality of chargeable/dischargeable cylindrical cells; battery holder in which the plurality of cylindrical cells are disposed; and thermally conductive resin that closely adheres to cylindrical cells, which are stored in battery holder, in a thermally coupled state above battery holder. Battery holder includes: bottom plate including a plurality of holding grooves in which cylindrical cells are disposed; and partition walls that are disposed between holding grooves and between adjacent cylindrical cells. Partition walls are lower than the diameter of cylindrical cells disposed in holding grooves, thermally conductive resin is disposed between adjacent cylindrical cells above partition walls, and thermally conductive resin interconnects adjacent cylindrical cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kensaku Takeda, Masaya Nakano, Osamu Inaoka, Hidemi Kurihara, Haruhiko Yoneda
  • Patent number: 10622599
    Abstract: A battery module having secondary batteries or unit modules, each having two or more secondary batteries, stacked vertically, wherein the battery module includes a base plate on which the secondary batteries or the unit modules are stacked, a pair of end plates disposed in contact with outer sides of the secondary batteries or the unit modules in which the bottom of each of the end plates is fixed to the base plate, and supporting bars connected between opposite sides of the end plates. The base plate is provided at opposite sides thereof with a pair of upward protrusions extending in a longitudinal direction to prevent deformation due to vertical vibration and to disperse pressure. Opposite sides of the bottom of each of the unit modules are disposed at the top of the upward protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: YeonSeok Choo, Jin Kyu Lee, Jung Min Park, Ye Hoon Im, Hyun Chul Park
  • Patent number: 10615448
    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: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ah Reum Jung, Ji Won Park, Myung Hoon Ko, Seung Ho Na, Jin Ho Ban
  • Patent number: 10608224
    Abstract: Insulators and polymer-coated insulators are provided. The insulators can include thermally-insulating nanoparticles and a binder configured to volatilize at a volatilization temperature. Insulators can also include an inorganic thermally-insulating material forming a porous structure. The porous structure can be configured to reduce the mean free path of gases in the insulator as compared to gases outside the porous structure. Polymer-coated insulators including an inorganic thermally-insulating material and a polymer coating disposed on the surface of the inorganic thermally-insulating material are also provided. Insulators can also include thermally-insulating nanoparticles and an opacifier. The opacifier can include a carbonaceous material coated with a refractory material that inhibits oxidation of the carbonaceous material at a carbon oxidation temperature. The insulators or polymer-coated insulators can be disposed between battery cells or battery cell blocks in an apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Kaye, Maria N. Luckyanova, Josef L. Miler, Luke A. Wilhelm
  • Patent number: 10601081
    Abstract: Provided is a battery pack, which can provide a space for mounting an external element or an external device by forming a stepped portion in a protection circuit module (PCM). The battery pack includes a bare cell having a positive lead tab and a negative lead tab, a protection circuit module (PCM) electrically connected to the positive lead tab and the negative lead tab and having a stepped portion recessed from one side to the other side and having a smaller height than a peripheral portion, and a first insulating member having a groove formed to correspond to the stepped portion and surround at least a portion of the bare cell and the PCM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangjoo Lee, Hyungshin Kim
  • Patent number: 10595608
    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: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: JRSK, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephanie Korey, Jennifer Rubio
  • Patent number: 10601089
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a battery module having high safety and energy density while having stably cooling efficiency. The battery module of the present disclosure includes: a plurality of pouch-type secondary batteries standing in a vertical direction and stacked in a horizontal direction; a module case configured to accommodate the plurality of secondary batteries in an inner space thereof; a lower filling liquid filled in a lower region of the inner space of the module case and making contact with at least lower portions of the plurality of secondary batteries; and an upper filling liquid having a specific gravity less than a specific gravity of the lower filling liquid and filled in the inner space of the module case above the lower filling liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-Hoon Lee, Jeong-O Mun
  • Patent number: 10568470
    Abstract: A battery compartment for an electronically driven dispensing unit includes an electronic unit having a fixed first structure and a battery holding unit having a fixed second structure adapted to receive and contain at least two cylindrical batteries side by side. The first structure includes a first electrical connection and a second electrical connection positioned opposite each other. The second structure is rotatably connected to the first structure via a joint allowing rotation between a first open position in which the batteries are loaded or unloaded in the battery holding unit and a closed position in which loaded batteries are connected to the first and second electrical connections via spring action and movement of the batteries in the loading direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: ESSITY HYGIENE AND HEALTH AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventors: Robert Kling, Björn Henriksson, Håkan Timdahl