Support Or Holder Per Se Patents (Class 429/100)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10559786
    Abstract: Battery systems according to embodiments of the present technology may include a battery cell having an electrode tab extending from an edge of the battery cell. The systems may also include a module electrically coupled with the battery cell. The module may be characterized by a first surface, a height, and a second surface opposite the first surface. A conductive tab coupled along the first surface of the module may extend from a first end parallel to a plane of the first surface. The conductive tab may be characterized by a curvature proximate a midpoint of the conductive tab. A distal region of the conductive tab may return back across the first surface of the module substantially parallel to the first surface. A distal portion of the electrode tab may be fixedly coupled with the distal region of the conductive tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Angelo V. Marasco, Nathan J. Bohney
  • Patent number: 10529973
    Abstract: Applications for use with a rechargeable power unit. In one embodiment, the rechargeable power unit is configured to be releasably connected to one or more interchangeable attachments having an electric functionality. In one embodiment, an electric device is configured having a compartment and connection portion configured to receive and use the rechargeable power unit as a power source. In some embodiments, the rechargeable power unit can be obtained or exchanged at a battery exchange machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Tricopian, LLC
    Inventor: Chi W. Yau
  • Patent number: 10507869
    Abstract: A vehicle body structure includes a load transmission member, a first engagement portion, and a second engagement portion. The load transmission member is disposed at a position overlapping with the power unit in a vehicle front view. The first engagement portion is provided between the load transmission member and the power unit. The second engagement portion is provided between the suspension member and the power unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shin Inoue
  • Patent number: 10511008
    Abstract: Battery contact with surface texturing. Exemplary battery contacts are located within a battery pack. The battery pack is operable to provide power to a device through a device contact of the device. The battery pack includes a battery pack housing, at least one battery cell located within the battery pack housing, and battery contacts including a positive terminal and a negative terminal. The battery contacts are configured to engage the device contact of the device and allow electric current to transfer from the battery pack to the device. The battery contacts define a surface having a surface texture. The surface texture includes raised portions for contacting the device contact to allow electric current to transfer from the battery pack to the device. The surface texture also includes recessed regions spaced away from the surface and for providing a space between the battery contacts and the device contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFFSHORE) LIMITED
    Inventors: James Brush, Mao Zhen Guo, Brent M. Willey, William S. Miller
  • Patent number: 10490787
    Abstract: The invention relates to a battery fixing bracket and a battery pack comprising the same. A substrate of the battery fixing bracket has a rectangular shape and battery receiving spaces are defined in the substrate, the battery receiving spaces are uniformly arranged in a form of matrix in the substrate, and a through hole slightly smaller than battery end face is formed at the bottom of each battery receiving space; snap strips and snap grooves adjacent to four corners are integrally formed at sides of the battery fixing bracket, the snap strips and the snap grooves have mating shapes, and are alternately arranged in a circumferential direction of the battery fixing bracket; and a connecting hole is disposed in the middle portion of the battery fixing bracket in a perpendicularly penetrating manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: NIO NEXTEV LIMITED
    Inventors: Feng Wang, Zhongle Wei, Tianming Tang, Yulin Tao
  • Patent number: 10481654
    Abstract: A holder and a mobile terminal including the holder are disclosed. The holder is located in the mobile terminal, the holder includes a heat conduction area and a heat insulation area, the heat insulation area is close to an edge of the holder, the heat insulation area is adjacent to the heat conduction area, and a heat emitting element in the mobile terminal is proximate to the heat conduction area. The heat insulation area is provided on the holder, and the heat insulation area is close to the edge of the holder and is adjacent to the heat conduction area, so that, in a process of transferring heat in the heat conduction area to the edge of the holder, the heat is impeded by the heat insulation area, thereby reducing heat at the edge of the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiangyang Yang, Linfang Jin, Hualin Li, Wenbing Tang, Jie Zou
  • Patent number: 10483510
    Abstract: A battery tray for a vehicle includes two tray components or pieces that attach or mate together, such as with one tray component over or within the other tray component, to form sealed and separate battery containment areas. The lower tray component that has a panel portion and a pair of elongated reinforcement members integrally protruding upward from opposing edges of the panel portion. Also, the upper tray component has a panel portion and a cross members that integrally extend across its panel portion. The upper tray component is disposed at an upper surface of the panel portion of the lower tray component with the cross members extending between the elongated reinforcement members and defining a battery containment area between each of the cross members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Shape Corp.
    Inventors: Mark Charles Stephens, Joseph Robert Matecki
  • Patent number: 10473529
    Abstract: The disclosed device is a hand-held probe thermometer which operates to display temperatures sensed by a temperature sensing probe, and a protective probe cover featuring one or more openings to allow for accurate airflow temperature measurements without removing the protective probe cover. The probe cover is also configured to function as a extendable handle for the duct thermometer to allow for an extended reach when taking measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Klein Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Bronk, Bruce R. Kuhn
  • Patent number: 10476060
    Abstract: This disclosure details electrified vehicles that are equipped with pass through assemblies for structurally reinforcing and sealing battery packs. An exemplary pass through assembly includes clean-side component and a dirty-side component. The clean-side component is positioned primarily inside the battery pack, and the dirty-side component engages the clean-side component and extends to a location outside of the battery pack for interfacing with a component of the vehicle underbody. A seal of the pass through assembly is positioned between the clean-side component and the dirty-side component and is configured to block the ingress of water, dirt, and other potential contaminants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Micah Smith
  • 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