With Heat Exchange Feature Patents (Class 429/120)
  • Patent number: 11325452
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a battery holder for the receiving of a plurality of battery modules in an electrically driven vehicle. The battery holder may include a plurality of juxtaposed module receptacles, wherein each module receptacle is configured to receive the battery module, and a profile wall that defines the plurality of module receptacles, wherein a heat exchanger is configured to temper the battery modules is formed in the side wall, wherein the heat exchanger comprises a plurality of hollow channels that extend along the module receptacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Pohl, Christian Handing, Frank Rabe, Tobias Duepmeier, Konstantin Tatarinov, Edvin List Clausen
  • Patent number: 11329333
    Abstract: The heat transfer device includes a sealed bag, a working fluid, and a contact component. The working fluid is enclosed in the bag. The contact component includes a first contact portion and a second contact portion that are separated from each other via a spacer. A left edge portion of the bag is disposed between the first contact portion and the second contact portion. The left edge portion contacts the first contact portion and the second contact portion when the bag expands due to vaporization of the working fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro Nagafuchi, Hideyuki Kuboki, Eiichi Kobayashi, Souichirou Okumura
  • Patent number: 11309603
    Abstract: A square secondary battery of an embodiment includes an outer can formed in a shape of a bottomed cylinder having a cross-sectional shape of a substantially quadrangular shape, the outer can having an opening, a power generation element contained in the outer can, and a lid having a positive electrode terminal and a negative electrode terminal, the lid covering the opening of the outer can. Two or more convex portions exist on each of one or more surfaces of a side surface of an outer surface of the outer can, a bottom surface of the outer surface of the outer can, and a surface having the positive electrode terminal and the negative electrode terminal of an outer surface of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Tatsuya Shinoda, Nobuyasu Negishi
  • Patent number: 11309608
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a battery case and a battery cooling system. The battery case includes an outer case; an inner case spaced apart from the outer case; and an intermediate member in a separation space between the outer case and the inner case, wherein the intermediate member includes: a plurality of peak portions which protrudes upward in a shape corresponding to a shape of a plurality of lower pins; a plurality of valley portions which protrudes downward in a shape corresponding to a shape of a plurality of upper pins; and a connection portion disposed between the peak portion and the valley portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF MATERIALS SCIENCE
    Inventor: Sang Woo Kim
  • Patent number: 11309612
    Abstract: A separating device for a battery module. The separating device includes a first separating element and a second separating element, which are arranged congruently with respect to one another and adjacent one another. Furthermore, the first separating element and the second separating element enclose a chamber between them, and the chamber is filled with a flame-retarding and/or insulating fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Dirk Hoefner
  • Patent number: 11302980
    Abstract: An arrangement for assembling rechargeable batteries into a battery module for a lift-truck, the rechargeable batteries including a base plate configured to support a respective bottom surface of at least a first and a second rechargeable battery and comprising a holder configured to fixate the position of the at least first and second rechargeable battery onto the base plate, and a cover plate configured to be arranged on a respective top of the at least first and second rechargeable battery and comprising an electrical contact configured to electrically connect the at least first and the second rechargeable battery in series, and at least a first and a second attachment for interlocking the base plate and the cover plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Toyota Material Handling Manufacturing Sweden AB
    Inventor: Håkan Olofsson
  • Patent number: 11289776
    Abstract: A battery module allows improved manufacturing due to easy electric connection between a bus bar assembly and secondary batteries. The battery module includes a cell stack formed by stacking a plurality of secondary batteries having electrode leads on each other in a stacking direction; and a bus bar assembly including a connection bus bar contacting two or more of the electrode leads of the plurality of secondary batteries and having an insert groove formed so that at least one of the electrode leads is inserted therein, and a coupling bus bar coupled to the connection bus bar and having a rear surface formed to press the at least one of the electrode leads inserted in the insert groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: Hee-Jun Jin, Sung-Won Seo, Yoon-Koo Lee, Eun-Ah Ju, Jeong-O Mun
  • Patent number: 11289746
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a thermally conductive plate that can be cooled or heated, and an array of electrochemical cells. The cells include a stacked or rolled arrangement of electrode plates, and a current collector disposed in the battery cell that forms an electrical connection with the electrode plates and provides a thermal conduction pathway for conducting heat from the electrode plates to the thermally conductive plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignees: Bosch Battery Systems LLC, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Schoenherr, Mark Kotik
  • Patent number: 11289755
    Abstract: Various systems for cooling a battery cell array are described. In one example an energy storage system includes a housing enclosing a battery cell array, an evaporator, and a circulating pump. In another example, an evaporator is adjacent to battery cells to facilitate heat transfer. In another example, thermoelectric elements are positioned adjacent to battery cells to facilitate heat transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Allison Transmission, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Bass, Felice E. Bailey, Richard Bletsis, Derek A. Delrymple, Dean M. Ford, Bruce E. Miller, Markus Naegeli, Steven T. Reyburn
  • Patent number: 11289747
    Abstract: A battery cooling system includes: a cooling circuit; a power transmission device disposed in the cooling circuit, the power transmission device including a gear; a drivetrain oil having an electric insulating property and being used for lubrication of the gear, the drivetrain oil circulating in the cooling circuit; a battery unit disposed in the cooling circuit, the battery unit including a module case that houses a plurality of battery cells; a pump disposed in the cooling circuit; and a radiator disposed in the cooling circuit, the radiator releasing heat from the drivetrain oil flowing in the cooling circuit. The drivetrain oil performs direct heat exchange inside the power transmission device and flows through an inside of the module case and performs direct heat exchange with the battery cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke Tokozakura, Satoshi Tominaga, Yushi Seki
  • Patent number: 11289754
    Abstract: A cooling structure of a battery pack includes an assembled battery including stacked battery modules, an intake passage, and a discharge passage. Ventilation passages extend between adjacent ones of the battery modules. The intake passage extends in a stacking direction of the battery modules and includes an intake port to draw in cooling air from a blower. The discharge passage extends in the stacking direction and includes a discharge port at a first end to discharge the cooling air, which flows through the ventilation passages, to the outside. The first end of the discharge passage and the intake port of the intake passage are located at the same side. The discharge passage is defined by a wall that includes a communication portion disposed at a position toward a second end of the discharge passage opposite to the first end to partially discharge air from the exhaust passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: PRIMEARTH EV ENERGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryutaro Suzuki, Naoki Fukusako, Toru Hanaoka, Shozo Fuji
  • Patent number: 11283115
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for determining a status of a thermal connection of at least one component within an electrical energy storage system to a heat source or heat sink, wherein the electrical energy storage system has at least one electrical energy storage unit, comprising the following steps: a) determining (S11) a temperature of the at least one component; b) determining (S12) a temperature of the heat source or heat sink, in particular a cooling plate; and c) determining (S13) the status of the thermal connection of the at least one component to the heat source or heat sink based on the temperature of the at least one component and the temperature of the heat source or heat sink. The invention also relates to a corresponding device and a corresponding electrical energy storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Jens Koerner, Lars Bommer, Marius Cichon, Matthias Rausch, Michael Donotek
  • Patent number: 11283113
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cooling system for a battery of a vehicle and a method for cooling the battery. A heat absorption member is attached to a terminal of battery cell of the battery for absorbing heat. A controller of the vehicle computes heat generation based on the driver's input about the vehicle's destination, controls the battery to limit its current output after temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jeong Hun Seo, Jun Seok Choi, Yong Jae Kim, Hui Tae Yang
  • Patent number: 11271262
    Abstract: Shelf designs for battery modules are disclosed. A liquid cooling method for battery thermal management is also introduced using the shelf design. A backup battery system shelf comprises a cooling frame and a thermal conductive pad disposed on one or more surfaces of the shelf. The cooling frame can house a backup battery unit (BBU) or module. The cooling frame is configured to circulate a cooling liquid in and out of the cooling frame. The thermal conductive pad is configured to transfer heat from a BBU module to the cooling frame and liquid circulating within the cooling frame. The BBU module can also include a cooling frame circulating a cooling liquid to transfer heat away from the BBU module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventor: Tianyi Gao
  • Patent number: 11271266
    Abstract: The present invention provides a battery compression inhibitor and a battery module comprising the same, the battery compression inhibitor being suitable for preventing at least one battery assembly from being compressed by repeated application of an external force between end plates. The battery compression inhibitor according to the present invention comprises, in order to protect a battery assembly inside a battery module: a barrier positioned on the periphery of the battery assembly and exposed from the battery assembly; and a base plate exposed from the battery assembly and from the barrier below the battery assembly and below the barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Seung-Sik Yu, Sung-Jong Kim, Tae-Sung Kim, Jun-Yeob Seong
  • Patent number: 11271263
    Abstract: Thermal management of a backup battery unit for datacenter applications is described. In one embodiment a method includes sending first control signals to a pump and a fan to set default speeds. The method includes collecting a battery discharge current from the battery and an ambient air temperature of the environment proximal to the battery. The method includes calculating an optimal control function based on the battery discharge current and the ambient air temperature. The method also includes determining an adjusted pump speed and an adjusted fan speed based on the optimal control function. The method includes sending the adjusted pump speed to the pump and the adjusted fan speed to the fan. A solution for optimizing the cooling power use of the fan and the pump is proposed and at the same time maintaining thermal conditions of the battery cells under dynamic and static conditions are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventors: Shuai Shao, Huawei Yang, Tianyi Gao
  • Patent number: 11271259
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a battery module includes a battery cell chamber that includes a set of battery cells configured to provide battery energy to a load and are configured to draw power from an external power supply to charge the battery cells. While the set of battery cells provide the battery energy or draw power, the cells generate heat. The module also includes an air supply chamber that is configured to supply air into the battery cell chamber, where the supplied air flows through the battery cell chamber and absorbs the heat generated by the battery cells to cool the battery cells. Thus, the airflow is supplied to the air supply chamber and being distributed evenly to the cells, and may exist the module through an air exhaust chamber after extracting the heat from the cells. Fans may be used for pushing/pulling airflow through the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventor: Tianyi Gao
  • Patent number: 11271236
    Abstract: A electrochemical direct heat to electricity converter having a low temperature membrane electrode assembly array and a high temperature membrane electrode assembly array is provided. Additional cells are provided in the low temperature membrane electrode assembly array, which causes an additional amount of the working fluid, namely hydrogen, to be pumped to the high pressure side of the converter. The additional pumped hydrogen compensates for the molecular hydrogen diffusion that occurs through the membranes of the membrane electrode assembly arrays. The MEA cells may be actuated independently by a controller to compensate for hydrogen diffusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: JOHNSON IP HOLDING, LLC
    Inventor: Lonnie G. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11264667
    Abstract: A battery assembly includes a battery array and a foam shell that surrounds the battery array. The battery array may be housed within a foam shell, and a barrier can be secured to the foam shell to establish a battery assembly. The battery assembly may then be secured to a vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Hyung Min Baek, Patrick Daniel Maguire, Amar Marpu
  • Patent number: 11264668
    Abstract: A battery module includes a cell stack defined by a stack of a plurality of battery cells; and a module housing configured to accommodate the cell stack. The module housing has a lower housing, a pair of side housings, a pair of front and rear housings, and an upper housing. The lower housing may include a base plate configured to cover a lower surface of the cell stack; a spacer interposed between the cell stack and the base plate to partially cover the lower surface of the cell stack; a supply tube connected to the spacer to supply a cooling medium through the inside of the spacer to an empty space defined between the cell stack and the base plate; and a discharge tube connected to the spacer to discharge the cooling medium from the empty space and the spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventors: Sung-Won Seo, Dal-Mo Kang, Jeong-O Mun, Yoon-Koo Lee
  • Patent number: 11258119
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a battery box which comprises a lower frame body and a heat exchange assembly, the heat exchange assembly comprises a heat exchange plate, a heat insulating pad, a temperature preserving pad and a protective plate. The heat exchange plate is provided with a flow passage therein; a first part of the heat insulating pad and the circumferential edge of the heat exchange plate are stacked in the up-down direction, the first part of the heat insulating pad is sandwiched between a lower surface of the lower frame body and the upper surface of the circumferential edge of the heat exchange plate; at least a portion of the temperature preserving pad is provided below the heat exchange plate. Therefore, at least the heat transfer in the upward direction between the lower frame body and the circumferential edge of the heat exchange plate is blocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: CONTEMPORARY AMPEREX TECHNOLOGY CO., LIMITED
    Inventors: Heng Wang, Jinqing Ji, Wenhui Zhang, Mu Qian, Yanhuo Xiang
  • Patent number: 11254236
    Abstract: A cold plate assembly for cooling a battery of a vehicle includes a first exterior portion disposed adjacent the battery, a separator portion disposed adjacent the first exterior portion, a first flow path formed between the first exterior portion and the separator portion with the first flow path configured to receive a first fluid flow therein, a second exterior portion disposed adjacent the separator portion opposite the first exterior portion, and a second flow path formed between the separator portion and the second exterior portion with the second flow path configured to receive a second fluid flow therein. The first fluid flow flows relative to the second fluid flow in a counter-flow flow configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: HANON SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Orest Alexandru Dziubinschi, Qiong Zhang, Nithin Reddy Karna
  • Patent number: 11239513
    Abstract: A direct heat to electricity engine includes solid state electrodes of an electrochemically active material that has an electrochemical reaction potential that is temperature dependent. The electrodes are configured in combination with electrolyte separators to form membrane electrode assemblies. The membrane electrode assemblies are grouped into pairs, whereby each membrane electrode assembly of a given pair is ionically and electronically interconnected with the other. One membrane electrode assembly of a given pair is coupled to a heat source with the other to a heat sink. One membrane electrode assembly of the pair is electrically discharged while the other is electrically charged, whereby the net and relative charge between the two remains constant because of the electronic and ionic interconnection and the difference in temperature of the membrane electrode assemblies, and thereby voltage, results in net power generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: JOHNSON IP HOLDING, LLC
    Inventor: Lonnie G. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11239508
    Abstract: A battery pack includes: a cell stack; a first duct and a second duct configured to feed cooling air toward the cell stack; and a housing case. The first duct and the second duct extend in a first direction and are spaced apart from each other in a second direction, the first direction being parallel to a front-back direction of a vehicle in a mounted state in which the battery pack is mounted on the vehicle, the second direction being parallel to a width direction of the vehicle in the mounted state. The first duct is arranged on an outer side of the cell stack on one side in the second direction, and the second duct is arranged on an outer side of the cell stack on the other side in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuma Asakura, Shigeyuki Inoue, Hirotaka Watanabe, Yasuyuki Takei, Yusuke Kuruma
  • Patent number: 11233285
    Abstract: A multilayer battery module includes first cylindrical battery cells arranged standing in lateral and longitudinal directions into a matrix form; second cylindrical battery cells arranged standing on the first cylindrical battery cells with each one of the second cylindrical battery cells in a one-to-one relationship with a corresponding one of the first cylindrical battery cells; and a heatsink of high thermal conductivity between the first and second cylindrical battery cells. The first and second cylindrical battery cells and are disposed so that positive electrode terminals and negative electrode terminals face each other with the heatsink being interposed therebetween. A portion of the heatsink facing each respective positive electrode terminal is recessed to form a heat and gas discharge path, and a portion of the heatsink facing each respective negative electrode terminal contacts the respective negative electrode terminal to form a heat dissipation path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventor: Choon-Kwon Kang
  • Patent number: 11233294
    Abstract: A dual-voltage battery for vehicles having a plurality of battery cells, wherein a respective group of battery cells is connected to form battery cell blocks, having a battery electronic system having a plurality of power switch elements, which, in an assembled state of the dual-voltage batteries, are arranged and designed for connecting at least individual battery cell blocks in series and/or in parallel, wherein a first voltage is provided in a first connection arrangement of the battery cell blocks and wherein a second voltage is provided in a second connection arrangement of the battery cell blocks, and having a multi-part housing containing the battery cells and the battery electronic system in the assembled state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Andre Koerner, Sebastian Kahnt
  • Patent number: 11226488
    Abstract: Provided is a head-up display having excellent handling properties. This head-up display is provided with a display panel, a substrate including a light source which illuminates the display panel from a rear surface thereof, a heat sink which dissipates heat transferred from the substrate, and a case which accommodates the heat sink. The case includes an opening exposing at least a portion of the heat sink, and a protecting wall which has a larger amount of protrusion than the amount of protrusion of the heat sink protruding from the opening, and which protects the heat sink protruding from the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON SEIKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wataru Saito, Bunkichi Kaneko, Masao Satoh, Tatsuya Hasegawa, Toshiro Tsurumaru, Yoshiyuki Iida
  • Patent number: 11223063
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a battery module and the technical field of energy storage. The battery module comprises: a frame having an accommodation space; and a plurality of batteries successively arranged in the accommodation space in a thickness direction of the battery, wherein a partition is arranged between adjacent batteries, wherein the partition has a compressibility and a coefficient of compressibility ?1 at a pressure equal to or smaller than 2 MPa, which meets a relation C0×?1?A0×0.2, wherein C0 is an initial thickness of the partition, and A0 is an initial thickness of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited
    Inventors: Fenggang Zhao, Junda Tu, Xiaobo Chen, Dan Shen, Xuehui Wang
  • Patent number: 11223087
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a battery encapsulant. In one example, a method may include a battery encapsulant surrounding one or more battery cells of a vehicle battery, where the encapsulant comprises a Young Modulus between 0.05 to 0.15 GPa after being cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: A123 Systems LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Hostler, Antoine Jourdan, Peter Won
  • Patent number: 11217863
    Abstract: Disclosed is a battery pack comprising multiple secondary batteries and allowing a reduction in the number of components and an increase in cooling efficiency. Disclosed as an embodiment is a battery pack comprising: multiple battery cells, each comprising a first electrode and a second electrode formed opposite the first electrode; first tabs coupled to the first electrodes; second tabs connected to the second electrodes of the battery cells and formed so as to extend towards the areas in which the first tabs are positioned; and a cover which accommodates the battery cells, first tabs, and second tabs and from one side of which the first tabs and second tabs protrude, and bus bars electrically connected to the battery cells at the one side of the cover from which the first tabs and second tabs protrude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sang Hoon Bae
  • Patent number: 11217841
    Abstract: A system and method for thermally managing a battery, capable of effectively performing thermal management (cooling or heating) of a battery is provided. The system for thermally managing a battery includes a thermal manager performing a thermal management of a battery by means of a coolant, a coolant circulation line being connected to the thermal manager, and a heat exchanger being installed to the coolant circulation line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gun Goo Lee
  • Patent number: 11205811
    Abstract: A cooling structure for a battery is provided. The cooling structure includes a plurality of stacked battery cells and tabs are formed on one side or both sides of electrode of each of the battery cells. Additionally, a cooling passage is configured to accommodate the tabs in an inner space thereof and the tabs operate as cooling fins in the cooling passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jun-Seok Choi, Byung-Su Kim
  • Patent number: 11205810
    Abstract: A thermal interfacing assembly for use in a power module having at least one battery module and a cooling plate, and corresponding method of forming the thermal interfacing assembly. The thermal interfacing material is deposited over a first surface of the cooling plate such that the thermal interfacing material conforms to the shape of the first surface. The thermal interfacing material is configured to be electrically insulating and thermally conductive. A first embedded heater is positioned adjacent to the thermal interfacing material. The first embedded heater includes an electrically-conductive portion and a resistive portion. The battery module is installed adjacent to the first embedded heater such that the first embedded heater is directly in contact with a first face of the battery module. The first embedded heater is employed to at least partially induce in-place curing of the thermal interfacing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Evan J. Dawley, Mahmoud Abd Elhamid
  • Patent number: 11205809
    Abstract: Devices, methods and systems used to detect thermal incidents are disclosed. In one embodiment, there may be a thermal incident detection apparatus for a battery pack including one or more battery modules, the one or more battery modules comprising a plurality of battery cells arranged in a plurality of rows, wherein each battery cell in the one or more battery modules comprises a vent, the apparatus comprising a thermally anisotropic material positioned in proximity to one or more battery cells of the one of more battery modules, wherein the thermally anisotropic material has an in-plane thermal conductivity greater than a through-plane thermal conductivity; and a sensor positioned in proximity to the thermally anisotropic material to sense thermal energy transferred by one of more of the battery cells to the thermally anisotropic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: NIO USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc W. Juzkow, Yadunandana Yellambalase
  • Patent number: 11196110
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a traction battery, comprising a plurality of battery cells which are wired to one another and which each have positive and negative electrode plates arranged alternately with one another in a cell housing, and having a plurality of battery troughs, which each accommodate a plurality of battery cells in series, each battery trough is designed to be electrolyte-resistant and electrolyte-tight, and having a battery box accommodating the battery troughs, wherein adjacent battery troughs are arranged at a distance from one another, leaving a gap space, and wherein, underneath the battery troughs, a volume space is provided, which is in fluidic connection with the gap spaces and is used as a distribution gap space for all the gap spaces, and having a forcible flow system for a cooling medium, which has a means for generating a forcible flow, which is connected to the distributor gap space, for which purpose the distributor gap space has at the inlet end thereof a connection for a cooling
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Hoppecke Batterien GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Heinrich Kesper
  • Patent number: 11196120
    Abstract: A battery module includes: a first battery cell assembly having at least one battery cell; a second battery cell assembly spaced apart from the first battery cell assembly by a predetermined distance and having at least one battery cell; a bottom plate configured to integrally support the second battery cell assembly and the first battery cell assembly; and a top plate disposed above the bottom plate to integrally cover the first battery cell assembly and the second battery cell assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventors: Eun-Ah Ju, Sung-Won Seo, Yoon-Koo Lee, Hee-Jun Jin, Jeong-O Mun, Alexander Eichhorn, Andreas Track, Valentin Brokop
  • Patent number: 11189879
    Abstract: A battery module includes a first liquid battery module and a first solid battery module. The first solid-state battery module has a larger volume than a volume of the first liquid battery module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasutaka Tsutsui
  • Patent number: 11186183
    Abstract: Battery carrier for an electric motor vehicle, having a trough formed by a base and a peripheral frame coupled to the base, wherein the frame is formed from extruded hollow profiles and a cover is arranged on the frame. In the installation position, the frame has a web protruding in each case in relation to its upper side and/or lower side in such a manner that a defined gap with respect to the base and/or with respect to the cover is produced, with a sealant and/or adhesive being incorporated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Georg Frost, Thomas Guenther, Christian Handing, Frank Rabe, Peter Summerauer, Ludger Gehringhoff
  • Patent number: 11189867
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods of providing electric power to components in electric vehicles are detailed herein. A housing can have a bottom panel and side walls defining a cavity. The bottom panel can define an inlet port and an outlet port. A battery module can be disposed within the cavity. A support structure can be on one side wall. The support structure can have a conduit to pass coolant through the housing. A cold plate can be disposed within the cavity and thermally coupled with the battery module. The cold plate can have an inlet, an outlet, and a channel to circulate the coolant from the inlet to the outlet. A distribution plate can be disposed along a bottom surface of the bottom panel. The distribution plate can have a main channel to convey the coolant from the conduit to the cold plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: CHONGQING JINKANG POWERTRAIN NEW ENERGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jiaxian Wang
  • Patent number: 11183717
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a pouch-shaped secondary battery including a laminate sheet including an outer coating layer, a metal layer, and an inner adhesive layer, an electrode assembly, an electrolytic solution, and a heat transfer member connecting the electrode assembly to the metal layer of the laminate sheet, wherein the laminate sheet extends around the electrode assembly, the electrolytic solution, and the heat transfer member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventors: Jae Won Moon, Hyung Seok Han, Hyung Kyun Yu, Ki Hoon Paeng
  • Patent number: 11183718
    Abstract: A battery module for a high-voltage battery of a motor vehicle includes a cell stack with a plurality of prismatic battery cells stacked along a stacking direction, two end pressure plates, which are arranged on ends of the cell stack that are opposite one another in the stacking direction, and a cooling plate with a coolant connection for feeding and/or discharging a coolant. The coolant connection is formed so as to project in a vertical direction oriented perpendicularly to the stacking direction. At least one intermediate pressure plate, which is arranged between two battery cells within the cell stack and which has at least one passage opening along the vertical direction, in which passage opening the coolant connection is arranged and is led in the direction of a top side of the cell stack fluidically couples with at least one coolant line of the high-voltage battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Florian Einoegg, Philipp Schlag, Martin Spaeth, Markus Stoll
  • Patent number: 11183720
    Abstract: A cooling device for a battery assembly, in particular a high-voltage storage unit, of an electrically driven vehicle has multiple cooling lines in which a coolant is conducted. The cooling device is designed to transfer heat from the battery assembly to the coolant. The cooling device has at least two individual cooling elements which are designed separately, which lie opposite a battery, and each of which is supplied with coolant via a dedicated valve paired with the respective individual cooling element. A unit including a battery assembly and such a cooling device are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Sebastian Siering, Michael Huber, Nicolas Flahaut, Andreas Ring, Jan Feddersen
  • Patent number: 11177504
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a polymeric material for use in an energy storage apparatus, a polymeric material, and an energy storage apparatus including the polymeric material, where the polymeric material includes a polymer arranged to combine with a plurality of chemical ions so as to form an ion-conducting material, wherein the ion-conducting material is in solid-state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Chunyi Zhi, Yan Huang
  • Patent number: 11177518
    Abstract: Provided is a heat dissipation cartridge, and a battery pack for an electric vehicle using the heat dissipation cartridge. The heat dissipation cartridge comprises a frame structure including a receiving through-hole formed in a central region so as to receive a pair of batteries and a seating part formed on a side wall of the receiving through-hole for seating the pair of batteries, wherein the frame structure is formed of heat-dissipating plastic and in which an aluminum frame is insert injection-molded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seung Jae Hwang
  • Patent number: 11171379
    Abstract: A vehicle battery that includes a partially hollow battery shell, shock-absorbing material, and a mounting base. The battery shell has an upper section and a stepped-in lower section, the lower section having a sidewall and a floor. The shock-absorbing material is attached to the sidewall of the lower section of the battery shell and has a lower edge that extends below the floor of the lower section. The mounting base is attached to the lower edge of the shock-absorbing material and is spaced from the floor of the lower section of the battery shell to isolate the battery shell from a vehicle surface on which it is supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Savior Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Clayton Templeman, Brock Christian Templeman
  • Patent number: 11171373
    Abstract: A battery module having at least one battery cell is disclosed, in particular a lithium-ion battery cell, comprising a housing, in which the at least one battery cell is accommodated, and a temperature-regulating element, wherein a Peltier element is furthermore arranged between the at least one battery cell and the temperature-regulating element, which Peltier element is thermally conductively connected in each case to the at least one battery cell and the temperature-regulating element, and which Peltier element is furthermore connected to a voltage source in such a way that heat transfer between the at least one battery cell and the temperature-regulating element is able to be formed by means of the Peltier element, wherein a compensation element for homogenizing the temperature, said compensation element being formed from a metallic material, is furthermore arranged between the at least one battery cell and the Peltier element, wherein preferably the at least one battery cell is directly or cohesively con
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Benjamin Kopp, Frank Gottwald, Markus Schmitt, Roman Marx, Stefan Baumann
  • Patent number: 11165108
    Abstract: A high voltage accumulator has a first and second accumulator module, each having at least two electrical accumulator cells and a cooling module through which a coolant or refrigerant flows. The cooling modules of the two accumulator modules are designed identically, completely or at least in the region of the fluid connection points. A supply channel is fluidically connected to a first fluid connection point of the cooling module of the first accumulator module and to a second fluid connection point of the cooling module of the second accumulator module, and a discharge channel is fluidically connected to a second fluid connection point of the cooling module of the first accumulator module and to a first fluid connection point of the cooling module of the second accumulator module, such that coolant or refrigerant flows through the first cooling module in the opposite direction as the second cooling module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Florian Einoegg, Michael Huber, Jan Feddersen, Andreas Ring, Marc Ulbrich
  • Patent number: 11158899
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a battery module includes a first layer of battery cells, and a first set of brackets that are each configured to fix at least one battery cell of the first layer of battery cells into a defined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: TIVENI MERGECO, INC.
    Inventors: Heiner Fees, Andreas Track, Ralf Maisch, Alexander Eichhorn, Jörg Damaske, Valentin Brokop, Hans-Joachim Pflüger, Claus Gerald Pflüger
  • Patent number: 11158894
    Abstract: Battery module for an electrical storage system for an electric drive vehicle; wherein the battery module includes: a set of parallel cylindrical chemical batteries arranged side by side, at least two conductive plates arranged on said opposite sides and welded to the corresponding opposite terminals of said set of batteries, at least one refrigerated wall set adherent to one of said at least two conductive plates, at least one pad sandwiched between said at least one refrigerated wall and said at least one respective conductive plate, in which said pad is made of an electrically insulating and thermally conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: FERRARI S.p.A.
    Inventors: Fabrizio Favaretto, Andrea Pezzati
  • Patent number: 11152669
    Abstract: A scalable battery module (10, 210) includes a plurality of similarly configured cell groupings (1251, 1851), a plurality of framed heatsinlc assemblies (50, 250), and a plurality of jumper tabs (32, 232). Each cell grouping (1251, 1751) includes a plurality of cell packs (52, 1752) electrically coupled in parallel including a negative terminal (70, 270) and a positive terminal (64, 264). Each plurality of framed heatsink assemblies (50, 250) is disposed between one cell pack (52, 1752) of the plurality of cell packs of each cell groupings (1251, 1751) and an adjacent cell pack (52, 1752) of the plurality of cell packs of each cell grouping (1251, 1751) and includes a thermally conductive sheet portion. Each of the plurality of jumper tabs (32, 232) electrically couples a negative terminal (70, 270) of one of the plurality of cell groupings (1251, 1851) to a positive terminal (64, 264) of an adjacent cell grouping (1251, 1851).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Enerdel, Inc.
    Inventors: Derrick Buck, Bruce Silk