Current Producing Cell, Elements, Subcombinations And Compositions For Use Therewith And Adjuncts Patents (Class 429/122)
  • Patent number: 10804521
    Abstract: A battery terminal includes: a main body unit; a penetration member that is arranged in a manner extending from an end side of the main body unit to the other end side of the main body unit across slits along a tightening direction Y, includes an abutting portion formed in the end side, and has a threaded hole and a taper forming end portion provided with first tapered surfaces formed in the other end side; a fastening member threadedly engaged with the threaded hole; and a pressing force converting member that converts fastening force in an axial direction X generated between the fastening member and the penetration member with rotation of the fastening member around the axial direction X into pressing force in the tightening direction Y pressing the main body unit between the abutting portion and the pressing force converting member along the tightening direction Y.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignees: YAZAKI CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AOYAMA SEISAKUSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Shiohama, Yusuke Matsumoto, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Motoya Hara, Yukio Morozumi, Naoki Inaba
  • Patent number: 10777101
    Abstract: A foldable display device including a panel pad unit, a first polymer layer disposed on the panel pad unit and including a first repeated subunit organic compound, a rigid layer disposed on the first polymer layer, a second polymer layer disposed on the rigid layer and including a second repeated subunit organic compound, a panel light-emitting unit disposed on the second polymer layer, and a third polymer layer disposed on the panel light-emitting unit and including a third repeated subunit organic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Myoung Seo Park
  • Patent number: 10700386
    Abstract: A battery system including: a lithium-ion cell including a positive electrode including a first metal oxide, an electrolyte, and a negative electrode including a second metal oxide having an electrochemical redox potential of 0.5 volt to 3 volts versus lithium; and an electrical circuit including a switchable component connecting the positive electrode and the negative electrode, wherein the switchable component provides a shunt between the positive electrode and the negative electrode in a first switch position, and wherein the electrical circuit is configured to provide a voltage of 0.1 volt or less between the positive electrode and the negative electrode when the switchable component is in the first switch position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: CAMX POWER LLC
    Inventors: David Ofer, Suresh Sriramulu
  • Patent number: 10615459
    Abstract: Provided herein is an apparatus for storing electric energy including at least one electrochemical cell having an anode space and a cathode space that are separated by a solid electrolyte, a first store for anode material that is connected to the anode space, and a second store for cathode material that is connected to the cathode space. The cathode space is also connected to a third store. The second and third stores are connected to one another by means of a gas conduit that opens into the upper region of the second and third stores. A conveying apparatus for gas having a reversible conveying direction is accommodated in the gas conduit. Further provided herein is a method of operating the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Peter Heidebrecht, Domnik Bayer, Wolfgang Jabczynski, Jesus Enrique Zerpa Unda, Anna Katharina Duerr
  • Patent number: 10581120
    Abstract: A battery pack includes at least one battery cell; a protective circuit module mounted on a first surface of a battery cell of the at least one battery cell; and a top case covering a first end of the battery cell where the protective circuit module is mounted, and the protective circuit module includes a broad width area and a narrow width area, and an opening is formed on the top case corresponding to the broad width area of the protective circuit module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Min Kim, Dae Yon Moon
  • Patent number: 10581107
    Abstract: To provide a secondary battery that can be mounted on a substrate and can easily select a voltage to be output in manufacture and a manufacturing method thereof. A secondary battery in which small cells with substantially the same form are stacked and whose voltage to be output is easily selected in manufacture by changing the number of stacked layers is manufactured. In the cell, an electrolytic solution including a spacer and a polymer is used to keep at least a certain distance between the positive electrode active material layer and the negative electrode active material layer with the spacer. Furthermore, the electrolytic solution is made to gelate by the polymer to be an electrolytic solution that can be formed in the form of a sheet. Furthermore, the positive electrode active material layer and the negative electrode active material layer are formed using a printing method typified by screen printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Minoru Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10505186
    Abstract: In general, according to one embodiment, there is provided an active material. The active material contains a composite oxide having an orthorhombic crystal structure. The composite oxide is represented by a general formula of LixM11?yM2yTi6?zM3zO14+?. In the general formula, M1 is at least one selected from the group consisting of Sr, Ba, Ca, and Mg; M2 is at least one selected from the group consisting of Cs, K, and Na; M3 is at least one selected from the group consisting of Al, Fe, Zr, Sn, V, Nb, Ta, and Mo; and x is within a range of 2?x?6, y is within a range of 0<y<1, z is within a range of 0<z?6, and ? is within a range of ?0.5???0.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Harada, Norio Takami, Kazuki Ise
  • Patent number: 10413883
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to providing stable highly active catalysts for use in production of hydrogen from water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Osman M. Bakr, Lutfan Sinatra, Shahid M. Bashir, Khabiboulakh Katsiev, Hicham Idriss
  • Patent number: 10418658
    Abstract: An electrical storage system is provided that has a thickness of less than 2 mm, which includes at least one sheet-type discrete element. The sheet-type discrete element exhibits high resistance against an attack of transition metals or transition metal ions, in particular titanium, wherein the sheet-type discrete element contains titanium. The invention also relates to a sheet-type discrete element for use in an electrical storage system, which exhibits high resistance to the attack of transition metals or of transition metal ions, in particular titanium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Peuchert, Rainer Liebald, Miriam Kunze, Thorsten Damm, Clemens Ottermann, Nikolaus Schultz
  • Patent number: 10411260
    Abstract: An electrode having a planar electrode body with a plurality of hexagonally shaped through-holes formed therein. The planar electrode body is configured for use in a polar, protic, or aprotic solvent of a Hydro-Pyroelectrodynamic (“H-PED”) energy storage device. The electrode may be constructed using a method that includes applying a layer of graphene to an outer surface of the planar electrode body, and annealing the outer surface of the planar electrode body after the layer of graphene has been applied thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: GREEN-ON-GREEN ENERGY, INC.
    Inventors: Samuel P. Felton, Peter Agtuca, Lin C. Felton
  • Patent number: 10381651
    Abstract: An method for manufacturing a electronic device is provided having a current collector capable of a high specific charge collecting area and power, but is also achieved using a simple and fast technique and resulting in a robust design that may be flexed and can be manufactured in large scale processing. To this end the electronic device comprising an electronic circuit equipped with a current collector formed by a metal substrate having a face forming a high-aspect ratio structure of pillars having an interdistance larger than 600 nm. By forming the high-aspect structure in a metal substrate, new structures can be formed that are conformal to curvature of a macroform or that can be coiled or wound and have a robust design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO, IMEC vzw
    Inventors: Sandeep Unnikrishnan, Philippe Vereecken
  • Patent number: 10374236
    Abstract: Systems and methods drawn to an electrochemical cell comprising a low temperature ionic liquid comprising positive ions and negative ions and a performance enhancing additive added to the low temperature ionic liquid. The additive dissolves in the ionic liquid to form cations, which are coordinated with one or more negative ions forming ion complexes. The electrochemical cell also includes an air electrode configured to absorb and reduce oxygen. The ion complexes improve oxygen reduction thermodynamics and/or kinetics relative to the ionic liquid without the additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ACTING FOR AND ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Cody A. Friesen, Daniel Buttry
  • Patent number: 10193130
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery pack is disclosed. In one aspect, the battery pack includes a battery cell including an electrode terminal in a cap plate and configured to perform charging and discharging operations, a protection element connected to the electrode terminal via a first connecting tab and a protection management package connected to a second connecting tab of the protection element and connected to the cap plate via an electrode tab. The battery pack also includes a molding portion enclosing the protection element and the protection management package; and an adhesive member disposed between the molding portion and the battery cell to attach them, wherein the first connecting tab has a bending portion bent between the electrode terminal and the protection element so as to set a height difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Seung Kim, Kyung-Suk Ko
  • Patent number: 10101405
    Abstract: Provided is a method that makes it possible to determine more accurately whether or not a spent nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery is reusable. The method for sorting a reusable nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, which is disclosed herein, includes: a step of preparing a spent nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery having an electrode body in which a positive electrode and a negative electrode are laminated; a step of vibrating the prepared nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery in a direction perpendicular to the lamination direction of the positive electrode and the negative electrode; a step of acquiring a value of an internal resistance of the nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery subjected to vibrations; and a step of determining whether or not the nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery is reusable by comparing the acquired value of the internal resistance with a predetermined threshold of the internal resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toshihiko Mitsuhashi
  • Patent number: 10084163
    Abstract: In a manufacturing method of a sealed battery, a positive terminal is provided on one end portion of a lid and a negative terminal is provided on another end portion of the lid. An end surface on the positive terminal side of the lid is inserted into an opening, and made to contact an inside wall of the opening. Then, an end surface on the negative terminal side of the lid is inserted into the opening, and the battery can and the lid are welded together. Therefore, even if metal foreign bodies get into the battery can at the time of manufacture, they will get in on the negative terminal side, so a decrease in voltage of the sealed battery is able to be suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10038187
    Abstract: A cathode composition for a sodium-ion battery. The cathode composition may have the formula NaCr1-xMxO2, where M is one or more metal elements, and x is greater than 0 and less than or equal to 0.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark N Obrovac, Timothy D Hatchard, Douglas S Iaboni
  • Patent number: 10033034
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to lithium-sulfur batteries exhibiting a high capacity, high cycle life with low production cost and improved safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Junjie Niu, Akihiro Kushima, Chao Wang, Ju Li
  • Patent number: 9947956
    Abstract: A system for rolling electrode plates includes: supplying units for supplying first and second electrode plates and separators; electrode processing units for forming first electrode tabs having gradually increasing intervals between tabs on one side of the first electrode plate and second electrode tabs having gradually increasing intervals between tabs on one side of the second electrode plate by performing cutting processes on the sides of the first and second electrode plates; an assembling unit for forming an electrode assembly by rolling the first and second electrode plates and the separators; and buffer units for temporarily storing the first and second electrode plates to compensate for differences in processing rates and base material transfer amounts between the electrode processing units and the assembling unit, and for transmitting the temporarily stored first and second electrode plates to the assembling unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soonhak Hwang, Gibong Cho, Dongwoo Kim, Seunghwan Lee, Jinuk Hong, Kyuho Kim, Kyungtaek Choi, Sangjin Maeng, Jungki Min
  • Patent number: 9935314
    Abstract: The present invention provides a nanostructured metal oxide material for use as a component of an electrode in a lithium-ion or sodium-ion battery. The material comprises a nanostructured titanium oxide or vanadium oxide film on a metal foil substrate, produced by depositing or forming a nanostructured titanium dioxide or vanadium oxide material on the substrate, and then charging and discharging the material in an electrochemical cell from a high voltage in the range of about 2.8 to 3.8 V, to a low voltage in the range of about 0.8 to 1.4 V over a period of about 1/30 of an hour or less. Lithium-ion and sodium-ion electrochemical cells comprising electrodes formed from the nanostructured metal oxide materials, as well as batteries formed from the cells, also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher S. Johnson, Hui Xiong, Tijana Rajh, Elena Shevchenko, Sanja Tepavcevic
  • Patent number: 9882237
    Abstract: Provided is a lithium battery including: a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and an organic electrolytic solution, wherein the negative electrode has a metal/metalloid nanostructure, and the organic electrolytic solution includes a lithium sulfonimide-based compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: So-Ra Lee, Chang-Su Shin, Yu-Jeong Cho, Su-Kyung Lee, Jae-Myung Kim, Ui-Song Do, Sang-Eun Park
  • Patent number: 9870876
    Abstract: A energy storage device includes: an electrode assembly that includes a positive electrode plate and a negative electrode plate, the positive electrode plate and the negative electrode plate being mutually insulated; a case that houses the electrode assembly; and a conductive member electrically coupled to the electrode assembly in the case. The conductive member includes a main body part that has a central axis in a direction passing through a wall surface of the case, and a conductive connection part that protrudes from the main body part in a direction intersecting with the central axis. The main body part includes a swage portion disposed at one end portion of the main body part and inserted into the wall surface of case, and a non-circular head disposed at another end portion of the main body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Masakazu Tsutsumi, Jun Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9748538
    Abstract: A motor vehicle battery has a plurality of battery modules (12). Each battery module (12) is fastened to housing walls (15) of a battery housing (11). The battery housing (11) has at least two housing modules (17, 18) positioned above one another and formed with housing module walls (19, 20). At least some of the mutually adjoining housing module walls (19, 20) interengage in the manner of toothing to form the housing walls (15, 16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignees: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft, Robert Bosch GmbH, Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas Fritz, Alexander Klausmann, Klaus Wipfler, Claus Gerald Pflueger, Roland Wiest
  • Patent number: 9608261
    Abstract: [Object] Provided is a means for improving cycle characteristics by suppressing electrode deterioration resulting from non-uniformity of voltage across an electrode plane in a high-capacity and large-area non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery that includes lithium nickel-based composite oxide as a positive electrode active substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Ohara, Yoshiaki Nitta, Satoru Ichikawa, Gentaro Kano, Manabu Nishijima, Osamu Shimamura, Fumihiro Kawamura, Kousuke Hagiyama, Shigeo Ibuka, Manabu Kaseda, Masanori Suenaga, Tamaki Hirai, Masahiro Takaya, Kuniharu Nomoto
  • Patent number: 9601744
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes: a case; an electrode assembly housed in the case and including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator between the first electrode and the second electrode, the first electrode having a coating portion coated with a first active material and a non-coating portion absent the first active material; and a collector plate including first and second collector plates enmeshed together with the non-coating portion therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignees: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Chiyoung Lee, Seokyoon Yoo, Yoontai Kwak, Dongwook Kim, Jongseok Moon, Tatsuya Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 9583796
    Abstract: A method for determining an operating state (e.g., state-of-charge or state-of-health) and/or generating management (charge/discharge) control information in a system including an electrochemical energy device (EED, e.g., a rechargeable Li-ion battery, supercapacitor or fuel cell) that uses optical sensors to detect the intercalation stage change events occurring in the EED. The externally or internally mounted optical sensors measure operating parameter (e.g., strain and/or temperature) changes of the EED during charge/recharge cycling, and transmit measured parameter data using light signals sent over optical fibers to a detector/converter. A processor then analyzes the measured parameter data, e.g., using a model-based estimation process, to detect intercalation stage changes (i.e., crystalline structure changes caused by migration of guest species, such as Li-ions, between the EED's anode and cathode), and generates the operating state and charge/discharge control information based the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Bhaskar Saha, Ajay Raghavan, Peter Kiesel, Lars Wilko Sommer, Alexander Lochbaum, Tobias Staudt, Saroj Kumar Sahu, Anurag Ganguli
  • Patent number: 9520581
    Abstract: A packaging material for a cell including a layered film in which at least a base-material layer, an adhesive layer, a metallic layer, and a sealant layer are layered in the stated order. The packaging material for a cell including a layered body in which at least a base-material layer, an adhesive layer, a metallic layer, and a sealant layer are layered in the stated order, wherein the packaging material for a cell can be imparted with highly exceptional moldability, and dramatically less prone to pinholing and cracking during molding by using, as the metallic layer, an aluminum foil having 0.2% yield strength of 58-121 N/mm2 when a tensile test is performed in the direction parallel to the rolling direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsuko Takahagi, Hirohisa Akita, Sumito Nishida
  • Patent number: 9490463
    Abstract: Disclosed is an organic/inorganic composite porous film comprising: (a) inorganic particles; and (b) a binder polymer coating layer formed partially or totally on surfaces of the inorganic particles, wherein the inorganic particles are interconnected among themselves and are fixed by the binder polymer, and interstitial volumes among the inorganic particles form a micropore structure. A method for manufacturing the same film and an electrochemical device including the same film are also disclosed. An electrochemical device comprising the organic/inorganic composite porous film shows improved safety and quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignees: LG CHEM, LTD., TORAY BATTERY SEPARATOR FILM CO., LTD
    Inventors: Hyun Hang Yong, Sang Young Lee, Seok Koo Kim, Soon Ho Ahn, Jung Don Suk
  • Patent number: 9484599
    Abstract: Provided is a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery having a high capacity and an improved cycle life. The battery includes an electrode group and a non-aqueous electrolyte, and has a volume energy density of 650 Wh/L or more. The electrode group includes wound positive and negative electrodes with a separator interposed therebetween. The positive and negative electrodes each include a current collector and a material mixture layer adhering thereto. The positive and negative electrode material mixture layers each have a porosity Pp of 22% or less and porosity Pn of 25% or less. The ratio VE/VT of a volume VE of the electrolyte to a total VT of the pore volumes of the positive and negative electrode material mixture layers, and the separator is 1 to 1.5. The difference between contact angles CAp and CAn of the positive and negative electrodes with respect to the non-aqueous electrolyte is 23° or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Mizawa, Yoshiyuki Muraoka
  • Patent number: 9466821
    Abstract: Provided is a battery pack that includes: unit batteries disposed in parallel with each other and the unit batteries are prismatic type; a connecting substrate for electrically coupling the unit batteries; a plurality of tabs which extend from the connecting substrate, electrically connect the unit batteries and the connecting substrate, and are bent so that the connecting substrate is adjacently disposed to first surfaces of the unit batteries; a protection circuit module electrically connected with the connecting substrate; and a lead which extends from the protection circuit module, electrically connect the connecting substrate and the protection circuit module and are bent so that the protection circuit module is adjacently disposed to second surfaces of the unit batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Han-Jun Wang, Dae-Yon Moon
  • Patent number: 9450270
    Abstract: A rechargeable lithium battery includes a positive active material for intercalating and deintercalating lithium ions; a negative electrode including a negative active material for intercalating and deintercalating lithium ions; and a polymer electrolyte including a polymer, a non-aqueous organic solvent and a lithium salt. The rechargeable lithium battery has a battery capacity per unit area of the positive electrode from about 3.3 mAh/cm2 to about 2.8 mAh/cm2. The polymer includes a first monomer represented by the following Chemical Formula 1 and a second monomer represented by at least one of the following Chemical Formulae 2 to 7 at a weight ratio of about 85:15 to about 50:50 of the first monomer to the second monomer. In the above Chemical Formulae 1 to 7, each compound is as described in the detailed description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwang-Jo Cheong, Yong-Beom Lee, Hee-Sun Yun, Soo-Mi Eo
  • Patent number: 9450245
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery comprising an anode (3), a cathode (2) and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The anode forming this battery includes composite particles having a carbon material included in a metallic material. As the metallic material, metal capable of electrochemically reacting with lithium in a nonaqueous electrolyte is included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsuo Omaru, Hiroaki Tanizaki
  • Patent number: 9391340
    Abstract: Provided are an electrolyte for a redox flow battery, the electrolyte allowing suppression of generation of hydrogen during a battery reaction; and a redox flow battery including the electrolyte. In the electrolyte for a redox flow battery, the total concentration of platinum-group element ions is 4.5 mass ppm or less. The platinum-group element ions may satisfy in terms of concentration at least one of those described below: the concentration of rhodium ions is 1 mass ppm or less, the concentration of palladium ions is 1 mass ppm or less, the concentration of iridium ions is 1 mass ppm or less, and the concentration of platinum ions is 1 mass ppm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yongrong Dong, Ryojun Sekine, Hirokazu Kaku, Michiru Kubata
  • Patent number: 9346079
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composite of a porous substrate and one-dimensional nanomaterial, which is manufactured by a hydrothermal method. The method for manufacturing the composite of the present invention is simple and low-cost, and the one-dimensional nanomaterial is homogeneously distributed on the porous substrate with tight binding at the interface. The present invention also relates to a surface-modified composite and a method for preparing the same. The composite of the present invention which is hydrophobically modified at the surface can adsorb organic solvents such as toluene, dichlorobenzene, petroleum ether and the like, and greases such as gasoline, lubricating oil, motor oil, crude oil and the like, with a weight adsorption ratio of >10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
    Inventors: Chunsing Lee, Shuittong Lee, Yongbing Tang, Mankeung Fung, Chiuyee Chan
  • Patent number: 9343726
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery comprises an electrode assembly comprising a plurality of electrodes, wherein each of the plurality of electrodes comprises a coated region and an uncoated region; a case housing the electrode assembly; a cap plate coupled to the case for enclosing the electrode assembly in the case; a current collection plate coupled to the cap plate; and a connecting member electrically connected to the uncoated regions of at least two electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang-Heon Heo, Jinpil Kim
  • Patent number: 9312573
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a battery cell; an insulation holder coupled to the battery cell, the insulation holder having a fixing hole; and a protection circuit module coupled to the insulation holder, the protection circuit module having a fixing tab, wherein the fixing tab is fixed to the battery cell through the fixing hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangdo Heo, Jonghwa Hur
  • Patent number: 9293743
    Abstract: Provided is a battery pack. The battery pack may prevent a center of a protective circuit module from being bent by external impacts during or after a process of manufacturing a battery pack. The battery pack includes a bare cell from which an electrode terminal protrudes, a circuit module disposed above the electrode terminal, a positive temperature coefficient (PTC) unit disposed between the bare cell and the circuit module, the PTC unit being electrically connected to the bare cell and the circuit module, and an electrode lead plate having one side contacting the electrode terminal and the other side contacting the PTC unit, the electrode lead plate having a top surface contacting a bottom surface of the circuit module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangjoo Lee, Heuisang Yoon
  • Patent number: 9276260
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an anode active material for a lithium secondary battery, a lithium secondary battery comprising the anode active material, and a method of preparing the anode active material. One embodiment of the present disclosure provides an anode active material for a lithium secondary battery, comprising a composite of SiOx-carboxylmethyl cellulose (CMC)-carbon nanotube (CNT) in which CNT is bonded to SiOx (0<x?1) through CMC; and a carbon-based material. Also, another embodiment of the present disclosure provides a method of preparing an anode active material for a lithium secondary battery, comprising bringing SiOx (0<x?1) into surface-treatment with carbon nanotube (CNT) and carboxylmethyl cellulose (CMC) to form a composite of SiOx-CMC-CNT; and mixing the composite of SiOx-CMC-CNT with a carbon-based material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-Sub Jung, Byung-Hun Oh, Je-Young Kim, Jae-Wook Lee, Su-Jin Park
  • Patent number: 9190660
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrode material for a secondary battery wherein the inside and the surface of a lithium-titanium complex oxide is composited with a fine carbon fiber as a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: UBE Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirofumi Takemoto, Kazuo Hashimoto, Atsuo Hitaka
  • Patent number: 9166256
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery including a case in which an electrode assembly is accommodated; a cap plate coupled with the case; a protection circuit board coupled with the cap plate, the protection circuit board being electrically connected with a first electrode of the electrode assembly; and a protection element coupled with the cap plate, the protection element electrically coupling a second electrode of the electrode assembly with the protection circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Bo-Hyun Byun
  • Patent number: 9099695
    Abstract: The battery pack comprises: a bare cell including a can, wherein the can includes an opening on one side, and a cap plate sealing the opening of the can, wherein the cap plate has at least one groove formed on one surface; a circuit board including at least one lead tab. wherein the lead tab is coupled to the cap plate by a fixing body; and a coupling member coupled with the fixing body in the groove. The coupling member and the bare cell are made of different materials. Therefore, in the battery pack, the internal resistance between the bare cell and the protective circuit board does not increase, or the cover case is not separated when an external shock is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Woon-Seong Baek, Won-Ho Kim, Heui-Sang Yoon
  • Patent number: 9083045
    Abstract: A composite material comprising a reaction product of (A) at least one organic polymer, (B) sulfur and (C) carbon in a polymorph which comprises at least 60% sp2-hybridized carbon atoms, and additionally particles or domains which comprise carbon (C) filled with sulfur (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventor: Nicole Janssen
  • Publication number: 20150140411
    Abstract: A battery system includes a polyurea coating applied to a metal casing of a battery cell, wherein the polyurea coating is formed from a reaction mixture of an isocyanate component with ceramic particles, and an amine component with ceramic particles. The ceramic particle-filled polyurea coating exhibits a suitable thermal conductivity to substantially reduce thermal impedance to heat transfer from and to the battery cell, as well as sufficient electrical insulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: The Bergquist Company
    Inventors: Wei Li, Sanjay Misra
  • Patent number: 9034507
    Abstract: A battery pack having at least one battery with two electrical contacts in which a parallel circuit comprising a first and a second resistor is arranged between a first contact and a first pole, the first resistor switches off at a first temperature, the second resistor switches off at a second temperature, the first temperature is higher than the second temperature, and the first resistor has a higher current carrying capability than the second resistor. The circuit serves as fuse protection for the battery against overheating both when the battery is charging and when the battery is discharging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Wolf Matthias
  • Patent number: 9034511
    Abstract: A power storage apparatus having a battery unit housed in a case includes external terminals of positive and negative poles for providing, from outside the case, electrical connection to corresponding positive and negative poles of the battery unit; and electronic parts, wherein only when a connection with the battery unit is cut from at least one of the external terminals of both the poles, the electronic parts can be accessed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuya Adachi, Eiji Kumagai
  • Patent number: 9034508
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods of forming battery parts are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method of forming a battery part includes receiving a flowable material into a cavity, and reducing a volume of the cavity while a pin extending through at least a portion of the cavity remains at least generally stationary therein. The method further includes sealing the cavity by slidably engaging at least a portion of the pin with a recess in the piston proximate the end face of the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Water Gremlin Company
    Inventor: Robert W. Ratte
  • Patent number: 9028986
    Abstract: A battery system comprises a battery cell having a cell body and a voltage terminal extending out of the cell body and having first and second terminal edges; a busbar to which an upper end of the voltage terminal is electrically connected; and a zipper fuse formed in a portion of the terminal between the cell body and the busbar, wherein the zipper fuse comprises an array of perforations through the voltage terminal and extending across the voltage terminal from the first edge to the second edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: A123 Systems LLC
    Inventors: Mujeeb Ijaz, Brian D. Rutkowski, Benjamin J. Sinsheimer, Chad J. Allison, Shazad M. Butt, Jonathan Hostler
  • Patent number: 9023497
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly; a case housing the electrode assembly; a terminal electrically coupled to the electrode assembly, wherein the terminal includes a coupling part electrically coupled to the electrode assembly; and an extension part integral as a single piece with and extending from the coupling part; and a cap assembly sealing the case and comprising a cap plate and a short circuit plate, wherein the extension part at least partially covers the short circuit plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignees: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Minhyung Guen
  • Patent number: 9017855
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a connection member for electrically interconnecting a plurality of battery cells in a battery pack in which the battery cells are mounted, wherein the connection member includes at least two terminal contact parts, which are connected to electrode terminals of neighboring battery cells, and a connection part for interconnecting the terminal contact parts, and wherein the terminal contact parts are lower in height, by a size corresponding to the thickness of a pack case, than the connection part such that the connection member connects the electrode terminals of the battery cells while the connection member is mounted on the outer surface of the pack case, and a battery pack including the same. Consequently, the connection member according to the present invention has the effect of effectively interconnecting the electrode terminals of the battery cells through a simple assembly process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jongho Park, Ki Hyun Jeon, Bong Hyup Kang, Yongho Cho, Joonyoung Shin, Man-Chul Hur, HakJun Lee
  • Patent number: 9017867
    Abstract: Nanocomposite materials having at least two layers, each layer consisting of one metal oxide bonded to at least one graphene layer were developed. The nanocomposite materials will typically have many alternating layers of metal oxides and graphene layers, bonded in a sandwich type construction and will be incorporated into an electrochemical or energy storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignees: Battelle Memorial Institute, The Trustees of Princeton University
    Inventors: Jun Liu, Ilhan A. Aksay, Daiwon Choi, Rong Kou, Zimin Nie, Donghai Wang, Zhenguo Yang
  • Patent number: 9012053
    Abstract: An electrode assembly and a rechargeable battery including the same, the electrode assembly including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator interposed therebetween, wherein the first electrode, the second electrode, and the separator are spiral-wound in a jelly-roll structure, the first electrode includes at least two first uncoated regions separated from each other and a first tab coupled to one of the first uncoated regions and a second tab coupled to another of the first uncoated regions, the first tab and the second tab protruding from one side of the jelly-roll structure, the first tab is disposed near a center of the jelly-roll structure and the second tab is disposed near an outer circumference of the jelly-roll structure, and a width of the first tab is smaller than a width of the second tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kwan-Sic Chun