Tape Or Flexible-type Cell Including Tape Fuel Cells Or Subcombination Thereof Patents (Class 429/127)
  • Patent number: 11462741
    Abstract: Disclosed are a metallic lithium-skeleton carbon composite material having a hydrophobic cladding layer, a preparation method thereof, an electrode, an electrochemical energy storage device containing the metallic lithium-skeleton carbon composite material, and a method for protecting a material containing a water- and oxygen-sensitive active metal. The metallic lithium-skeleton carbon composite material having a hydrophobic cladding layer comprises: a metallic lithium-skeleton carbon composite material comprising a porous carbonaceous support and metallic lithium at least distributed in pores of the porous carbonaceous support; and a hydrophobic cladding layer covering at least the metallic lithium in the metallic lithium-skeleton carbon composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: CHINA ENERGY CAS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tuo Kang, Liwei Chen, Wei Lu, Yanbin Shen, Yalong Wang, Feng Guo, Chenghao Liu, Peng Chen
  • Patent number: 11276854
    Abstract: A lithium anode for a lithium cell and/or lithium battery comprises: a current conductor layer, an anode active material and a coating, wherein the current conductor layer is embodied in the manner of a lattice with a conductor structure that defines open voids, the anode active material is arranged in the cavities between the conductor structure, and the coating covers the current conductor layer and the anode active material. The invention also relates to a method for manufacturing such a lithium anode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Dominik Weber, Andreas Lemke, Sylke Schilde, Wolfgang Zipprich
  • Patent number: 11228053
    Abstract: A battery comprising a cathode and the anode compartments can be completely isolated from each other and thus preventing migration of soluble polysulfide anions from cathode to anode compartment by a novel cell design that involves enclosing either or both the cathode or the anode in sealed cation exchange polymer pouch prior to stacking and assembling the pouch cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Nextech Batteries, Inc.
    Inventors: Shoibal Banerjee, Zachary Favors, Bhargav Bhamwala
  • Patent number: 11217864
    Abstract: A battery module is provided. The battery module includes pouch-type battery cells stacked on each other and electrically connected in series and/or in parallel. Toward an electrode lead of one pouch-type battery cell, electrode leads of other pouch-type battery cells are biased to allow ends of the electrode leads to be overlapped. In particular, each of the pouch-type battery cells has an R bending portion at which a boundary region between a terrace of a pouch case and the electrode leads is bent toward a direction in which the electrode leads are biased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventors: Kyung-Mo Kim, Jeong-O Mun, Ho-June Chi, Hang-June Choi
  • Patent number: 11196085
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery is designed with cells having a specific combination of anode, cathode, and electrolyte compositions to maintain long cycle life at extreme high temperatures and deliver high power at extreme low temperatures. These properties can significantly reduce or altogether eliminate the need for thermal management circuitry, reducing weight and cost. Applications in telecommunications backup, transportation, and military defense are contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: A123 Systems LLC
    Inventor: Jeong-Ju Cho
  • Patent number: 11189828
    Abstract: A lithium metal pouch cell having a specific energy ?300 Wh·kg?1 includes an anode comprising lithium metal and an anode current collector, the anode having an areal capacity N (mAh·cm?2); a cathode comprising a cathode material and a cathode current collector, the cathode having an a real capacity P (mAh·cm?2), wherein a ratio of N/P is within a range of 0.02 to 5; an electrolyte having an electrolyte mass E and comprising a lithium active salt and a solvent, the lithium metal pouch cell having an electrolyte mass to cell capacity (E/C) ratio within a range of 1 to 6 g·Ah?1; a separator positioned between the anode and the cathode; and a packaging material defining a pouch enclosing the anode, cathode, electrolyte, and separator; wherein a protruding tab of the anode current collector and a protruding tab of the cathode current collector are external to the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Jie Xiao, Jun Liu, Hongkyung Lee, Dianying Liu, Chaojiang Niu
  • Patent number: 11189856
    Abstract: A method and production equipment for producing a battery and a motor vehicle with such a battery. In the method, at least one battery module is positioned and attached in a provided battery housing such that it covers at least one gap provided in a housing base of the battery housing. The housing base is then bent, outward along the gap, whereby a cavity is enlarged between the battery module and the housing base. A viscous heat-conductive filler is then supplied into the cavity through the gap. Subsequently, the bending of the housing base is reversed by pushing the housing base back in the direction of the battery module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Martin Simon, Markus Thurmeier, Oliver Schieler
  • Patent number: 11165110
    Abstract: An energy store has a plurality of electrical energy storage cells, which are connected electrically in series or parallel and are combined to form an energy storage module. Cooling plates are arranged between the energy storage cells and into which coolant or refrigerant can be introduced. Each cooling plate has a support frame, which extends around an elastic insert. The elastic insert forms a channel structure, which guides the coolant or refrigerant through the elastic insert. A method for producing the energy store has the following steps: adhesively bonding a first electrically insulating film to a side of a support frame of a cooling plate; arranging an elastic insert within the support frame, whereby the elastic insert is also adhesively bonded to the first electrically insulating film, and alternately stacking energy storage cells and cooling plates to form an energy storage module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Sebastian Scharner, Benjamin Weber
  • Patent number: 11127972
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a battery, a method for preparing the same, an application method and an electronic device. The battery includes: a battery panel, in which the battery panel is capable of being switched between a first state and a second state, in the first state, the cation-transporting subunit is in contact with the ion-receiving subunit and one of the two ion-supplying subunits, and the anion-transporting subunit is in contact with the ion-receiving subunit and the other of the two ion-supplying subunits; in the second state, the cation-transporting subunit is not in contact with the ion-receiving subunit and one of the two ion-supplying subunits, and the anion-transporting subunit is not in contact with the ion-receiving subunit and the other of the two ion-supplying subunits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huaxu Bao, Minghui Zhang, Wenxin Zhang
  • Patent number: 11114697
    Abstract: Batteries according to embodiments of the present technology may include a battery cell having a longitudinal body section and a lateral body section extending from and normal to the longitudinal body section. An intersection of the longitudinal body section and the lateral body section may define an interior corner. The battery may also include a pouch extending about the battery cell. The pouch may define a seal where a first section of the pouch is sealed to a second section of the pouch externally to the battery cell about a plurality of sides of the battery cell including at the interior corner. The seal may be folded against the pouch and coupled with the pouch along multiple sides of the battery cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Rajesh Kandibanda, Jason Zhao, Salvatore Casadonte, Mark Wilcox
  • Patent number: 11075384
    Abstract: A battery cell includes an anode, a cathode, and a separator between the anode and the cathode, wherein at least one of the anode or the cathode includes at least a carbon fiber ply comprising carbon fibers, the carbon fiber ply having a thickness of less than 90 micrometers. Also disclosed are a battery and an aircraft including such battery cell, and a method for manufacturing such battery cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignees: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Linde, Leif Asp, Dan Zenkert, Maciej Wysocki, Fredrik Ohlsson, Christian Metzner
  • Patent number: 11050129
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electrode for a lithium secondary battery, the electrode comprising: a current collector layer; a functional layer disposed on the current collector layer; and an active material layer disposed on the functional layer, wherein the functional layer includes a polymer particle having a weight-average molecular weight of 200 to 50,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hoon Seok, Junghyun Nam, Heeeun Yoo, Yeonhee Yoon, Bokkyu Jeon, Mokyun Jin
  • Patent number: 11043722
    Abstract: A flexible rechargeable battery includes a first conductive substrate, a second conductive substrate, and a seal. The first conductive substrate includes a first protrusion. The second conductive substrate faces the first conductive substrate and includes a second protrusion. The seal is located along at least one edge of the first conductive substrate and the second conductive substrate, and includes at least one sealing metal layer and at least one sealing resin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taesoo Lee, Junwon Suh, Jandee Kim, Jeongdoo Yi, Junggyu Nam, Jungyup Yang, Wonkyu Bang, Juhyeong Han, Bong-Kyoung Park, Juhee Sohn, Da-Un Han, Sol Choi, Seokhun Hong, Hyunhwa Song, Hyeri Eom
  • Patent number: 11024930
    Abstract: The present application provides a battery and an electronic device thereof. The battery comprises: a electrode assembly having at least one separator protrusion; a package bag for accommodating the electrode assembly; and a buffer layer arranged between the electrode assembly and the package bag; wherein the buffer layer is further arranged on the at least one separator protrusion. The purpose of the present application is to provide a battery and an electronic device thereof which are capable of improving the drop resistance performance of the battery and improving the safety performance of its use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: NINGDE AMPEREX TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jiaxin An, Fen Tao, Zhengde Zhang, Jinhua He
  • Patent number: 10964930
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a pouch cell having electrode tabs extending therefrom, each of the tabs defining perforations, a bus bar in contact with the tabs, and respective agglomerations of mechanically bound solid metal particles each filling one of the perforations to mechanically bind and electrically connect the tabs to the bus bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Joseph Robert, Thomas P. Brackett, III
  • Patent number: 10948452
    Abstract: An oxygen sensor comprises a housing defining an interior space, a sensing electrode, a reference electrode, a counter electrode, a separator retaining an electrolyte, and a chamber within the housing. The retained electrolyte provides ionically conductive pathways between each of the sensing electrode, the reference electrode, and the counter electrode within the housing, and the chamber contains the sensing electrode. The chamber comprises an opening, and the separator extends into the chamber and substantially fills the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Neils Hansen
  • Patent number: 10950392
    Abstract: Provided a nano/micro composite fiber of the present invention, capable of storing electrical energy, comprising (a) one or more pairs of microfiber bundles consisting of graphene or graphene/carbon nanotube as an electrode active material; (b) nanofiber web surrounding the microfiber bundles, wherein the nanofiber web is coated by one or more materials selected from the group consisting of metal, carbon nanotube, activated carbon and metal oxide nanoparticle; (c) an electrolyte layer surrounding the nanofiber web and filling inner void of the microfibers and nanofiber web; (d) an insulating film sheathing the electrolyte layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignees: AICT, PURITECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: SangYoon Park, MinkYoon Shin, HyukJoon Kim, ChangSu Yeo, YunJae Cho, KangRae Cho
  • Patent number: 10938024
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an anode for a secondary battery manufactured thereby. The anode for a secondary battery includes a first adhesive member and a second adhesive member to which a plurality of electrolytes are fused, a first case configured to be fused to the first adhesive member, and a second case configured to be fused to the second adhesive member and the first case and into which an anode active material and a liquid electrolyte are injected. The anode has an effect of maximizing a reaction area because an electrolyte is exposed at both surfaces of the anode for a secondary battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: UNIST (ULSAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
    Inventors: Youngsik Kim, Young Jin Kim, Da Song Jeong, Jeong Sun Park
  • Patent number: 10930978
    Abstract: A lithium ion pouch battery cell includes a rigid frame forming a skeleton of the cell and defining an aperture, an anode, a separator, and a cathode disposed within the aperture. The anode and cathode each include a current collector with an exposed tab portion, and a pair of terminals, integrated into the frame, each having an exterior portion and an interior portion bonded to one of the current collectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Robert Drews, Brian Joseph Robert, Mohan Karulkar
  • Patent number: 10930904
    Abstract: A battery module with high impact resistance is provided. A battery module using an elastic body such as rubber for its exterior body covering a battery is provided. A bendable battery module is provided. As the exterior body covering a battery, an elastic body such as rubber is used, and the exterior body is molded in two steps. First, a first portion provided with a depression in which a battery is stored is molded using a first mold. Next, a battery is inserted into the first portion. Subsequently, second molding is performed using a second mold so as to fill an opening of the depression in the first portion, so that a second portion is formed. The second portion serves as a cover for closing the opening of the depression in the first portion. The second portion is formed in contact with part of the electrodes in the battery and part of an end portion of the second exterior body in the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryota Tajima, Kazuhei Narita, Kensuke Yoshizumi
  • Patent number: 10908640
    Abstract: An arm-worn electronic device used while being worn on an arm is proposed. A novel device that includes a display portion having a curved surface, a secondary battery having a curved surface, and a member for being worn on a user's upper arm so that the display portion and the secondary battery are worn on the user's upper arm. Part of the display portion overlaps with the secondary battery. The novel device is useful for workers in the manufacturing industry and the distribution industry, police officers, fire fighters, health workers, care workers, sales people who work with their hands when it is worn on their arms. The novel device can also be used as military equipment or a wearable computer that assists a user who operates a vehicle or a plane, for the military's sake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shunpei Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10903519
    Abstract: A rechargeable lithium cell comprising a cathode, an anode, a non-flammable electrolyte, wherein the electrolyte contains a lithium salt dissolved in a liquid solvent having a lithium salt concentration from 0.01 M to 10 M so that the electrolyte exhibits a vapor pressure less than 0.01 kPa when measured at 20° C., a vapor pressure less than 60% of the vapor pressure of the liquid solvent alone, a flash point at least 20 degrees Celsius higher than a flash point of the liquid solvent alone, a flash point higher than 200° C., or no flash point, wherein the liquid solvent contains a cooking oil selected from palm oil, palm olein, coconut oil, corn oil, soybean oil, cottonseed oil, peanut oil, sunflower oil, canola oil, rice bran oil, olive oil, sesame oil, safflower oil, avocado oil, flaxseed oil, grapeseed oil, walnut oil, almond oil, lard, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Global Graphene Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Baofei Pan, Hui He, Yu-Sheng Su, Aruna Zhamu, Bor Z. Jang
  • Patent number: 10847842
    Abstract: A method for producing a lithium-ion cell is provided. The electrochemically active coating of an electrode is brought into contact with an electrolyte or an auxiliary liquid before a winding or cutting operation. This method is suitable in particular for continuously producing lithium-ion cells by means of processes proceeding at high speed, such as winding processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Nikolaos Tsiouvaras, Thomas Woehrle
  • Patent number: 10840563
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a secondary battery includes, electrode groups, an insulating sheet, and a container member. The insulating sheet is disposed between the electrode groups. At least part of the insulating sheet is joined to the container member. The container member covers the outside of a stack having the electrode groups and the insulating sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Tetsuya Sasakawa, Kazuomi Yoshima, Yasuhiro Harada, Norio Takami
  • Patent number: 10811694
    Abstract: A film structure for a battery for dispensing on a round body includes a carrier film having a first section and a subsequent second section and a first electrode layer for forming an anode or a cathode, and a second electrode layer for forming an anode, if the first electrode layer is formed as a cathode, or a cathode, if the first electrode layer is formed as an anode. The first and second electrode layers are arranged on a top side of the first section and the second section of the carrier film. While the underside of the second section of the carrier film is coated with an adhesive layer, the underside of the first section of the carrier film is free of adhesive. As a result, the first section of the carrier film can be folded over onto the second section of the carrier film during labeling and the battery can be thereby activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Schreiner Group GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Peter Seidl
  • Patent number: 10804531
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a manufacturing method of an anode for a secondary battery and an anode for a secondary battery manufactured thereby. The manufacturing method of an anode for a secondary battery includes firstly fusing a plurality of electrolytes to a first adhesive member and a second adhesive member, secondly fusing the first adhesive member and the second adhesive member to a first case and a second case, respectively, injecting an anode active material and a liquid electrolyte into the second case to which the second adhesive member is fused, and thirdly fusing the first case and the second case to each other. The anode for a secondary battery has an effect of maximizing a reaction area because an electrolyte is exposed at both surfaces of the anode for a secondary battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: UNIST(ULSAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
    Inventors: Youngsik Kim, Young Jin Kim, Da Song Jeong, Jeong Sun Park
  • Patent number: 10777784
    Abstract: A pouch cell includes a generally rectangular cell housing formed of a metal laminated film that includes a box portion and a lid portion that is formed separately from the box portion. The active material including the electrode and an electrolyte is placed into the box portion and the lid portion is welded to the box portion. The box portion and the lid portion are formed and assembled together without using a drawing or a punching process. Instead, the pouch cell housing is formed via a series of folding and welding steps, whereby the pouch cell size is not limited by the draw depth of the metal laminated film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: Robert Bosch Battery Systems LLC, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Dan Schneider, Mehul Botadra, Robert Schoenherr
  • Patent number: 10755869
    Abstract: To provide a flexible, highly reliable power storage device or light-emitting device. The device includes a battery unit or a light-emitting unit and a member with rubber elasticity. The battery unit includes a secondary battery. The light-emitting unit includes a light-emitting element. The member with rubber elasticity is provided with a first projection and a second projection. The first projection and the second projection are arranged on a first surface of the battery unit or the light-emitting unit. The first projection and the second projection come in contact with each other when the power storage device is bent such that the first surface of the battery unit faces inward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Kawata, Kei Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10741822
    Abstract: Provided is a pouch-type secondary battery that includes an electrode assembly equipped with an electrode tab, an electrode lead connected to the electrode tab, a pouch housing accommodating and sealing the electrode assembly such that the electrode lead is partially exposed, and first and second sealants within the pouch housing. The electrode lead includes a joint portion joined to the electrode tab, a terminal portion exposed to an outside of the pouch housing and a fuse portion between the joint portion and the terminal portion. The fuse portion includes a separating groove and a breaking portion connected to the separating groove for separating the terminal portion from the joint portion. The first sealant and the second sealant have shapes that are different from each other such that, when the pressure inside the secondary battery is increased, a stress applied to the pouch housing causes the breaking portion to break.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung-Su Cho, Jung-Jin Kim, Jin-Young Kim, Gi-Su Jeong, Won-Seok Jeong, Seung-Don Choi, Won-Pill Hwang
  • Patent number: 10734627
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a separator for an electrochemical device and an electrode assembly comprising the same. More particularly, the present disclosure relates to a separator with improved interfacial adhesion with electrode and an electrode assembly comprising the same. The adhesion layer according to the present disclosure includes a first layer contacting a surface of the separator and a second layer formed on a surface of the first layer and contacting with an electrode, the first layer includes a polymer resin with a fluorine-containing monomer, and the second layer includes a polymer resin having a lower dissolution rate in an electrolyte solution for an electrochemical device than the polymer resin included in the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEN, LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun-Kyung Shin, Dong-Wook Sung
  • Patent number: 10720662
    Abstract: When stress is concentrated on an electrode and a tab to which a lead of the electrode is connected in a secondary battery with a curved shape, the tab might be broken. The secondary battery including a first electrode, a second electrode, a separator, a first lead, and a second lead includes a first portion, a second portion, and a third portion located between the first portion and the second portion. The first electrode overlaps with the second electrode with the separator provided therebetween in the first portion and the second portion. The first electrode is folded in the third portion so as to form a first folded portion, and the first lead is connected to the first folded portion. The second electrode is folded in the third portion so as to form a second folded portion, and the second lead is connected to the second folded portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryota Tajima
  • Patent number: 10686167
    Abstract: A repeatedly bendable power storage device. A highly reliable power storage device. A long-life power storage device. A repeatedly bendable electronic device. A flexible electronic device. The power storage device includes a film, a positive electrode, and a negative electrode. The film includes a plurality of projections. A difference between the maximum height and the minimum height of a surface of the film is greater than or equal to 0.15 mm and less than 0.8 mm. The modulus of rigidity of the film is less than 6.5×109 N. The film includes a metal layer. The thickness of the metal layer is greater than or equal to 5 ?m and less than or equal to 200 ?m. The positive electrode and the negative electrode are surrounded by the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junya Goto, Ai Nakagawa, Yuika Sato
  • Patent number: 10680301
    Abstract: A metal-air battery and a protected anode used therein, which make it possible to prevent the metal such as Li being an anode active material and formed into fine powder from dispersing away from the anode layer, and to improve charging and discharging cycle characteristics, even in the case of a charging and discharging cycle over a long period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Suzuki Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Izumi, Hironari Minami
  • Patent number: 10651506
    Abstract: The present invention provides an all-solid-state secondary battery and a method for producing the same that can prevent the collapse of a laminate due to a shearing force occurring in the peripheral portion of the laminate when the laminate is pressed, and the occurrence of an internal short circuit can be prevented. The all-solid-state secondary battery includes a laminate and a plate-shaped insulating member both arranged between the positive electrode collector and the negative electrode collector. The laminate includes a positive electrode layer, a solid electrolyte layer, and a negative electrode layer. The plate-shaped insulating member is arranged around the laminate and contacted at least with the solid electrolyte layer to electrically insulate the positive electrode layer from the negative electrode layer. In the insulating member, a contact inner edge portion contacted with the laminate is thicker than a plate-shaped portion on the outer side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Zosen Corporation
    Inventors: Hideyuki Fukui, Shiken Ryou, Yasushi Takano
  • Patent number: 10637012
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a battery cell including a battery case, wherein the battery case includes thermally bondable portions thermally bonded to each other to constitute a first sealed portion of the battery cell, a first space for receiving an electrode assembly, and second spaces defined outside the thermally bondable portions, the second spaces constituting the outer edges of the battery case together with the thermally bondable portions, and wherein a metal piece for preventing the penetration of humidity into the first space from the outside is mounted in at least one of the second spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventor: Seong Min Kim
  • Patent number: 10637118
    Abstract: A metal-air battery cell includes an electrode assembly and a sealed pouch. The electrode assembly includes an air electrode, a negative electrode, a separator in contact with and disposed between the electrodes, and a hydrophobic gas diffusion layer in contact with a side of the air electrode opposite the separator. The pouch envelops the electrode assembly and contains an electrolyte therein. The pouch is defined by a gas permeable hydrophobic flexible layer in contact with the hydrophobic gas diffusion layer. The electrode assembly further includes a terminal extending from and away at least one of the electrodes, and through the pouch. Opposing sides of the pouch are sealed to each other and around the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: ZAF Energy Systems, Incorporated
    Inventors: Adam Weisenstein, Paula J. Kosted, Joel Ballard, Sean Barrett, William A. Garcia
  • Patent number: 10629857
    Abstract: A secondary battery with a novel structure that can be bent repeatedly is provided. In the secondary battery, an exterior body includes a front surface, a back surface, a first sealing portion, and a second sealing portion. The front surface includes a first long side, a second long side, a third side, and a fourth side. The third side and the fourth side face each other. The third side and the fourth side are substantially perpendicular to the first long side. The front surface includes a third sealing portion. The first sealing portion is along the third side. The second sealing portion is along the fourth side. The third sealing portion includes a region overlapping with the first sealing portion and a region overlapping with the second sealing portion. At least one of the first terminal and the second terminal overlaps with the first sealing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Miyake
  • Patent number: 10622609
    Abstract: A duct holding structure includes insulating resin busbar modules (11a, 11b) which are attached to a battery assembly body (2) in which plural batteries (1) are arranged and connected to each other in series, and hold busbars (9) each of which connects electrodes of adjoining ones of the batteries (1); and an insulating resin duct (3) which is attached to the battery assembly body (2) while covering gas vents that are formed through an electrode surface (6) from which the electrodes of the batteries (1) project. The duct (3) and the busbar modules (11a, 11b) are provided with lock mechanisms (23) which lock the busbar modules (11a, 11b) on the duct (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignees: YAZAKI CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Ichikawa, Koji Koizumi, Takenori Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 10593945
    Abstract: A planar microbattery cell array is disclosed. The array includes a number of battery cells arranged parallel to one another on a substrate. The cells include positive electrodes with positive current collectors, negative electrodes with negative current collectors, and solid or gel polymer electrolyte. The current collectors may be arranged in an interdigitated configuration. The novel 3D battery design is suitable for large format batteries and can be manufactured easily and cost-effectively using printing methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Bing R. Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10586999
    Abstract: In a method for producing electrolyte pouch cells (1) for an electric battery arrangement, a first flat section (2) of a foil is put into position, a cell stack (8) with integrated electrodes and separators and also attached arresters is arranged and oriented on the positioned first flat section (2), a second flat section of the foil is positioned on the first flat section (2) of said foil and the cell stack (8), and the two flat sections of the foil are welded to one another at their regions which surround the cell stack (8) and are not connected to one another, so as to form a sealed seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: INDUSTRIE-PARTNER GMBH RADEUL-COSWIG
    Inventors: Christin Locke, Falko Hahnewald, Georg Handrick, Ralf Josef Hock
  • Patent number: 10562266
    Abstract: An adhesive includes a modified olefin polymer (A) allowing a polymer of a C2 to C20 ?-olefin having a structural unit derived from a C4 to C20 ?-olefin to be modified with a monomer having a functional group capable of reacting with an isocyanate group and having a heat of fusion measured in accordance with JIS K7122 of 0 J/g or more and 50 J/g or less and a polyisocyanate (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Ando, Yoshihito Hirota, Akihiro Imai, Yuichi Ito
  • Patent number: 10564433
    Abstract: A wearable device is provided. A wearable device according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention comprises: a body unit comprising at least one function module; a wearing unit that has a predetermined length and is connected to the body unit such that the body unit remains worn on the user's face; and at least one flexible battery embedded in the wearing unit so as to provide the body unit with power such that the function module can be driven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gi Wook Lee, Seung Yun Rho, Dong Woo Kim, Seung Gon Park, Mun Su Yim
  • Patent number: 10566660
    Abstract: A film package battery 1 has a battery element (20) having a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a separator that are stacked or wound, wherein, at least at 200° C., the separator does not melt or soften and has a heat shrinkage ratio of 3% or less; a film package (10) enclosing the battery element; and a fixing tape (70) fixed to a part of the battery element and fixed to an inner surface of the film package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Inoue, Makihiro Otohata, Shinya Sudo
  • Patent number: 10547094
    Abstract: A battery-pack case includes a container that accommodates a battery pack and has an opening in the top surface thereof, a lid that closes the opening, and a plurality of heater units provided inside the container. The heater units include a first heater unit provided at the bottom of the container and a second heater unit provided on a side wall of the container. A first heater and a second heater that constitute the first heater unit are connected in series, as are third through sixth heaters that constitute the second heater unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventor: Koji Hoshino
  • Patent number: 10541390
    Abstract: A flexible power storage unit is obtained. Projections whose ridgelines extend in a first direction are provided on the front and the back of the power storage unit and depressions whose valley lines extend in a second direction are provided on the sides of the power storage unit. The projections and depressions are provided such that the ridgelines of the projections or extended lines of the ridgelines intersect with the valley lines of the depressions or extended lines of the valley lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Yonemura, Minoru Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10522302
    Abstract: To provide a flexible, highly reliable power storage device or light-emitting device. The device includes a battery unit or a light-emitting unit and a member with rubber elasticity. The battery unit includes a secondary battery. The light-emitting unit includes a light-emitting element. The member with rubber elasticity is provided with a first projection and a second projection. The first projection and the second projection are arranged on a first surface of the battery unit or the light-emitting unit. The first projection and the second projection come in contact with each other when the power storage device is bent such that the first surface of the battery unit faces inward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Kawata, Kei Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10505221
    Abstract: A solid electrolyte includes a particle having a first portion that includes, as constituent elements, lanthanum (La), lithium, titanium and oxygen, and a second portion that covers a surface of the first portion and includes, as constituent elements, lanthanum, lithium, titanium and oxygen and in which sulfur is coupled to an oxygen deficient portion and at least a surface is oxidized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kenji Homma, Satoru Watanabe, Tamotsu Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10505170
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrode assembly. The electrode assembly comprises: a first separator sheet; and first and second electrode sheets respectively adhering to both sides of the first separator sheet, wherein both the surfaces of the first separator sheet have adhesion different from each other, the first electrode sheet adheres to a first surface, which has relatively high adhesion, of both the surfaces, and the second electrode sheet adheres to a second surface, which has relatively low adhesion, of both the surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Kyun Lee, Cha Hun Ku, Sang Hun Kim, Tae Kyu Kim, Min Cheol Choi
  • Patent number: 10490805
    Abstract: A vapor deposition method for preparing a multi-layered thin film structure comprises providing a vapor source of each component element of a compound intended for a first layer and a compound intended for a second layer, wherein the vapor sources comprise at least a source of lithium, a source of oxygen, a source or sources of one or more glass-forming elements, and a source or sources of one or more transition metals; heating a substrate to a first temperature; co-depositing component elements from at least the vapor sources of lithium, oxygen and the one or more transition metals onto the heated substrate wherein the component elements react on the substrate to form a layer of a crystalline lithium-containing transition metal oxide compound; heating the substrate to a second temperature within a temperature range of substantially 170° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ilika Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Duncan Clifford Alan Smith, Brian Elliott Hayden, Christopher Edward Lee, Alexandros Anastasopoulos, Laura Mary Perkins, Kyle James Hutchings
  • Patent number: 10490843
    Abstract: A flexible and foldable lithium ion battery is disclosed having an operational bend radius of 180 degrees with no interruption in supply of electrical power. The lithium ion battery includes a high-elasticity separator sponge having a porosity of approximately 70% to approximately 90%. The separator is a polymer-based fiber mat having fibers with a submicron diameter. The separator sponge has a thickness in a range of approximately 5 to 50 microns, an air permeability of approximately 100 to approximately 300 s/100 ml, and a puncture resistance of approximately 350 to approximately 950 N. First and second electrodes are disposed on either side of the separator sponge and include active materials positioned on thin metal current collectors. A liquid electrolyte is absorbed by the separator sponge. The battery may be folded upon itself without loss of power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Limited
    Inventors: Chenmin Liu, Chi Ho Kwok, Shengbo Lu