Cell Enclosure Structure, E.g., Housing, Casing, Container, Cover, Etc. Patents (Class 429/163)
  • Patent number: 10910652
    Abstract: A current collector, an electrode plate, and an electrochemical device are provided in the present disclosure. The current collector includes an insulation layer and at least one conductive layer. The insulation layer is used to support the conductive layer. The at least one conductive layer is used to support an electrode active material layer and is located above at least one surface of the insulation layer. The insulation layer has a density smaller than that of the conductive layer. A metal protective layer is arranged on at least one surface of each of the at least one conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: CONTEMPORARY AMPEREX TECHNOLOGY CO., LIMITED
    Inventors: Chengdu Liang, Xin Liu, Zuyu Wu, Qisen Huang
  • Patent number: 10906098
    Abstract: An electrode for the use of an advanced lithium battery is fabricated using three-dimensionally structured metal foam coated with an active material. The metal foam is porous metal foam that can be used as an anode current collector of a lithium-ion battery and is coated with an anode active material, such as tin, through a sonication-assisted electroless plating method. Additionally, the coated metal foam is heat-treated at an appropriate temperature in order to improve the integrity of the coating layer and hence, the cyclic performance of the lithium-ion battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: CellMobility, Inc.
    Inventors: Hyeji Park, Hyelim Choi, Heeman Choe
  • Patent number: 10903524
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a resin coated metal laminate comprising at least a sealant layer, a barrier layer, and a substrate layer in this order, wherein the barrier layer includes stainless steel having a thickness of 50 ?m or less, the substrate layer includes a polyamide as a main component, a thickness of the substrate layer is thinner than a thickness of the barrier layer, and a maximum value of tensile strength in a tensile test of the substrate layer is 25 N/mm or more, as well as a battery package and a battery using the resin coated metal laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIMORI KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Iizuka, Yasuhiro Kaneda, Yuki Sato
  • Patent number: 10892477
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a porous silicon-silicon oxide-carbon composite comprising a silicon oxide-carbon structure and silicon particles, wherein the silicon oxide-carbon structure comprises a plurality of micropores, and the silicon particles are uniformly distributed in the silicon oxide-carbon structure. The porous silicon-silicon oxide-carbon composite of the present invention shows decreased volume expansion due to the intercalation of lithium ions and improved electric conductivity, and has a porous structure. Accordingly, an electrolyte easily penetrates into the porous structure, and output properties may be improved. When the composite is included in a negative electrode active material, the performance of a lithium secondary battery may be further improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventors: Seung Youn Choi, Jang Wook Choi, Eun Kyung Kim, Yong Ju Lee, Hye Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 10882641
    Abstract: Provided is a multifunctional structure for electrical energy and mechanical environment management, which comprises a main structure module, four rechargeable/dischargeable power source modules (PSMs), a vibration reduction system and a sensor module. The main structure module includes a framework, an upper cover plate and a lower cover plate. Elastic blocks are arranged between the periphery of each PSM and walls of the square cavity used for accommodating the PSM. Elastic cushions are arranged between the bottom surface of each PSM and the lower cover plate, and between the top surface of each PSM and the upper cover plate. The multifunctional structure, by means of embedding the PSMs into the interior of the structure, can realize high integration of multiple functions, such as bearing, power supply and vibration reduction, and can greatly improve the load/mass ratio, the load/volume ratio and the function/structure ratio of a system platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Dongxu Li, Changping Yin, Jun Wu, Dezhan Li
  • Patent number: 10886522
    Abstract: A method of producing a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes at least the following (?), (?), and (?): (?) preparing an elementary battery including at least a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a gel film, and an electrolyte solution; (?) carrying out initial charge of the elementary battery; and (?) after the initial charge, processing the elementary battery to produce a finished-product battery. The negative electrode includes at least a negative electrode active material. The gel film is formed on a surface of the negative electrode. The gel film contains a polymer material and the electrolyte solution. The gel film is thixotropic. The initial charge is carried out while the gel film is under a first pressure. The processing is carried out in such a way that the gel film is put under a second pressure. The second pressure is higher than the first pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsushi Sugihara, Naoto Onodera
  • Patent number: 10868336
    Abstract: The present invention provides a non-aqueous electrolytic solution for a lithium secondary battery or a lithium ion capacitor, wherein the non-aqueous electrolytic solution includes a lithium salt as dissolved in a non-aqueous solvent in a concentration of 0.8 to 1.5 M (mol/L), the non-aqueous solvent includes, in relation to the whole of the non-aqueous solvent, 5 to 25% by volume of ethylene carbonate, 5 to 25% by volume of propylene carbonate, 20 to 30% by volume of dimethyl carbonate, 20 to 40% by volume of methyl ethyl carbonate, and 10 to 20% by volume of a fluorinated chain ester; the total content of ethylene carbonate and propylene carbonate in the non-aqueous solvent is 20 to 30% by volume, the total content of dimethyl carbonate and the fluorinated chain ester in the non-aqueous solvent is 30 to 40% by volume; and the flash point of the non-aqueous electrolytic solution is 20° C. or higher, and the present invention also provides an energy storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: UBE INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Abe, Makoto Babazono, Masahide Kondo, Hiroshi Yanagi, Kei Shimamoto
  • Patent number: 10868332
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a phosphorus-modified ionic liquid compound, the synthesis thereof and an electrochemical cell electrolyte containing the phosphorus-modified ionic liquid compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: NOHMS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Surya Moganty, John Sinicropi, Gabriel Torres, Luigi Abbate, Yue Wu
  • Patent number: 10868308
    Abstract: Provided herein is a lithium-ion battery cathode slurry, comprising: a cathode active material, a conductive agent, a binder material, and a solvent, wherein the cathode active material has a particle size D50 in the range from about 10 ?m to about 50 ?m, and wherein the slurry coated onto a current collector having a wet film thickness of about 100 ?m has a drying time of about 5 minutes or less under an environment having a temperature of about 60° C. to about 90° C. and a relative humidity of about 25% to about 40%. The cathode slurry disclosed herein has homogeneous ingredient dispersion and quick drying capability for making a lithium-ion battery with high quality and consistent performance. In addition, these properties of the cathode slurry increase productivity and reduce the cost of manufacturing lithium-ion batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: GRST International Limited
    Inventors: Kam Piu Ho, Ranshi Wang, Peihua Shen
  • Patent number: 10868283
    Abstract: A battery includes a case having a feedthrough port, a feedthrough assembly disposed in the feedthrough port, and a cell stack disposed within the case. The feedthrough port includes an inner conductor and an insulator core separating the inner conductor from the case. The cell stack includes an anode, a cathode, and a separator insulating the anode from the cathode, wherein the anode and cathode are offset from one another. An insulating boot surrounding the cell stack insulates the cell stack from the case. The insulating boot has an opening configured to receive therein the feedthrough assembly, which may include overmolded insulation. The interior surfaces and interior walls of the battery case may be thermal spray-coated with a dielectric material to prevent lithium dendrite formation between cathode and anode surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell Bruch, Jeffrey Armstrong, Joseph Beauvais
  • Patent number: 10858733
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present technology include graphene-metal composites. An example graphene-metal composite comprises a porous metal foam substrate, a graphene layer deposited to the porous metal foam substrate, a metal layer applied to the graphene layer, and another graphene layer deposited to the metal layer; the multilayered porous metal foam substrate being compressed to form a graphene-metal composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Fourté International, SDN. BHD
    Inventors: James J. Farquhar, Choon Ming Seah
  • Patent number: 10840515
    Abstract: The invention relates to a grid arrangement for a plate-shaped battery electrode of an electrochemical accumulator having a frame and a grid arranged thereon, wherein the frame comprises at least one upper frame element having a connecting lug of the battery electrode disposed on its side facing away from the grid, and wherein the grid is at least formed by horizontal bars, which are bars extending substantially horizontally, and vertical bars, which are bars extending substantially vertically, wherein at least some of the vertical bars are arranged at different angles to one another in the shape of a fan. The invention further relates to an accumulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Clarios Germany GmbH & Co. KGAA
    Inventors: Armin Staffeldt, Ingo Koch, Bernd Ide, Ornwasa Traisigkhachol
  • Patent number: 10836717
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compounds of formula Ar—N(SO2F)2, wherein Ar is selected from an optionally substituted aryl, an optionally substituted five-membered heteroaryl, or an optionally substituted six-membered heteroaryl. Also disclosed are methods of synthesizing the above compounds by reacting a compound of formula Ar—NH—R9 with MN(SO2F)2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignees: BioDuro, LLC, Pfizer Inc.
    Inventors: Hua Zhou, Paramita Mukherjee, Rongqiang Liu, Christopher W. Am Ende, Tianjing Deng
  • Patent number: 10804509
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a battery-fixing device and an electronic device, and the battery-fixing device is arranged in the electronic device and includes: a casing battery chamber, and a container fixedly arranged in the casing battery chamber and matched with the casing battery chamber to wrap and fix the battery. The container includes a containing chamber formed by a surround of a film and configured to contain a battery, and fixing films arranged on the containing chamber and connected to the containing chamber to fix the top of the containing chamber. Therefore, the battery-fixing device of the present disclosure uses the four-side wrapping PET film to fix the battery, thus the fixation thereof is more stable, the battery is easy to be detached, and not easy to be deformed or damaged, and it is safe and reliable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: JRD COMMUNICATION (SHENZHEN) LTD.
    Inventors: Benzhi Ye, Huajun Cheng, Zhiguo Ye
  • Patent number: 10790477
    Abstract: A secondary battery according to the present invention comprises an electrode assembly in which an electrode and a separator are alternately stacked and a battery case accommodating the electrode assembly therein, wherein the battery case comprises a stepped part that is disposed to be stepped, an outer surface of the battery case is sealed to allow a folded part to be seated on the outer surface of the stepped part, and the electrode assembly comprises a stepped protrusion that is stepped in a shape corresponding to an inner surface of the stepped part disposed on the battery case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sei Woon Oh, Jung Ah Shim, Hyun Min Kim, Seong Yoon Lim
  • Patent number: 10766229
    Abstract: The present invention provides an adhesive for laminating a metal foil and a resin film, including: (A) 1% to 20% by mass of polyurethane which has at least one functional group selected from the group consisting of a hydroxy group, an acryloyl group, and a carboxy group; (B) 30% to 90% by mass of a monomer which does not has an active hydrogen and has two or more ethylenically unsaturated bonds; (C) 1% to 55% by mass of an aliphatic monomer which has one ethylenically unsaturated bond; (D) 1% to 15% by mass of a polyisocyanate compound; and (E) 0.5% to 5% by mass of a photoinitiator. The (B) has a cyclic structure, and the (C) has a linear hydrocarbon group, a branched hydrocarbon group, or a cycloalkyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Kentarou Takahashi, Hiroto Kouka, Yasuhiro Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10770694
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a prismatic battery cell including an electrode assembly including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, the electrode assembly having a positive electrode terminal and a negative electrode terminal protruding from at least one side of the positive electrode and the negative electrode, two or more case members coupled to each other so as to have a shape corresponding to the external shape of the electrode assembly such that the case members surround the electrode assembly, the case members having a predetermined opening, through which one surface of the electrode assembly, at least, corresponding to protruding portions of the positive electrode terminal and the negative electrode terminal is exposed, and a cap plate coupled to the opening of the case members in a sealed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki Tae Kim, Hyung Ku Yun, Dong-Myung Kim, Hyojin Kim
  • Patent number: 10763513
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a current collector, an electrode plate, and a battery. The current collector includes an insulation layer, a conductive layer and at least one protective layer. The insulation layer is used to support the conductive layer. The conductive layer is used to support an electrode active material layer and located above at least one surface of the insulation layer. The conductive layer has a thickness of D2 satisfying 300 nm?D2?2 ?m. The at least one protective layer is arranged on at least one surface of the conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: CONTEMPORARY AMPEREX TECHNOLOGY CO., LIMITED
    Inventors: Chengdu Liang, Huafeng Huang, Qisen Huang
  • Patent number: 10756336
    Abstract: A secondary battery including a first electrode structure; a second electrode structure spaced apart from the first electrode structure; and an electrolyte layer disposed between the first electrode structure and the second electrode structure, wherein the first electrode structure includes: a current collector layer; and plurality of first active material plates electrically connected to the current collector layer, protruding from the current collector layer, and including a first active material, wherein each plate of the plurality of first active material plates has a width and a length greater than the width, and the plurality of first active material plates are spaced apart from one another in a widthwise direction and in a lengthwise direction, and wherein the electrolyte layer extends into gaps between the plurality of first active material plates along the lengthwise direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hwiyeol Park, Huisu Jeong, Kyounghwan Kim, Junhyeong Lee, Sungjin Lim, Jin S. Heo
  • Patent number: 10749184
    Abstract: A battery is provided in the present disclosure. The battery includes: a positive electrode plate including a positive current collector and a positive active material layer; a negative electrode plate including a positive current collector and a negative active material layer; and an electrolyte. The positive current collector includes an insulation layer used to support a conductive layer and the conductive layer used to support the positive active material layer and located above at least one surface of the insulation layer. The conductive layer has a thickness of D2 which satisfies: 300 nm?D2?2 ?m. A protective layer is arranged on at least one surface of the conductive layer. The negative current collector is a copper foil current collector having a thickness of 1 ?m to 5.9 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited
    Inventors: Chengdu Liang, Huafeng Huang, Qisen Huang
  • Patent number: 10734669
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery and an electrode thereof are provided. The rechargeable battery includes two electrodes and an ionic conduction layer. The ionic conduction layer is disposed between the two electrodes. At least one electrode includes a diffusion-assisting structure facing to the ionic conduction layer. The diffusion-assisting structure has a concaved pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: GOLD CARBON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yeou-Fu Lin, Chien-Te Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10734631
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide an electricity storage device, the positive electrode and negative electrode of which can be protected when housing an electrode assembly body into a case main body. A secondary battery of the present invention has a lid terminal member formed by integrating: a lid; a positive electrode terminal and a negative electrode terminal; a positive electrode conductive member and a negative electrode conductive member; and an insulating member. The lid terminal member is integrated with an electrode assembly body through a positive electrode tab group and a negative electrode tab group. The electrode assembly body includes an electrode housing separator and a negative electrode each having a bottom-side contact portion contacting the inner bottom surface of a case main body. The electrode housing separator also has a lid-side contact portion contacting the lid terminal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Atsushi Minagata, Motoaki Okuda
  • Patent number: 10727536
    Abstract: An organic electrolyte solution includes a lithium salt; an organic solvent; and a fluorine-containing phosphate compound represented by Formula 1: wherein, in Formula 1, R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, R11, R12, R13, R14, and R15 are each independently a hydrogen atom, a fluorine atom, a C1-C5 alkyl group substituted or not substituted with a halogen atom, a C4-C10 cycloalkyl group substituted or not substituted with a halogen atom, a C6-C10 aryl group substituted or not substituted with a halogen atom, a C2-C10 heteroaryl group substituted or not substituted with a halogen atom, or a C2-C10 alkenyl group substituted or not substituted with a halogen atom, at least one of R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, R11, R12, R13, R14, or R15 is a fluorine atom, and at least one phenyl group does not have a fluorine atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Insun Park, Myongchun Koh, Dongyoung Kim, Eunha Park, Jihyun Jang, Yeonji Chung
  • Patent number: 10727462
    Abstract: A thermal runaway shield (“TRS”) having at least one TRS module. The TRS module comprises a first wall, a second wall, and fibers. The first wall has an exterior side and an interior side. The second wall has an exterior side and an interior side. The fibers are disposed on the interior side of the first wall and on the interior side of the second wall. The first wall is coupled to the second wall forming an inner cavity. The at least one of the exterior side of the first wall and the exterior side of the second wall has a shape for conforming to a shape of at least one energy storage device cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: KULR TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Timothy Ray Knowles, Michael Gerald Carpenter, Yoshio Robert Yamaki, Michael Mo
  • Patent number: 10720634
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for producing a positive electrode for a secondary battery, the method including applying a composition for forming a positive electrode on a positive electrode current collector to form a positive electrode mixture layer, and rolling the positive electrode mixture layer such that the elongation of the positive electrode current collector is less than 1%, to produce a positive electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji Hye Kim, Wang Mo Jung, Byung Chun Park, Ji Hoon Ryu, Jung Min Han
  • Patent number: 10714757
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a current collector, an electrode plate and a battery. The current collector includes an insulation layer and at least one conductive layer located on at least one surface of the insulation layer. The insulation layer is used to support the conductive layer, and the conductive layer is used to support an electrode active material layer. The conductive layer has a thickness of D2, and 300 nmD22 ?m. The current collector further includes a protective layer provided on a surface of the conductive layer facing towards the insulation layer. The current collector according to the present disclosure can increase a short-circuit resistance in case of short circuit caused by the battery being abnormal, thereby resulting in protective effect on the conductive layer, and can also increase the bonding force between the insulation layer and the conductive layer, thereby increasing mechanical strength of the current collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: CONTEMPORARY AMPEREX TECHNOLOGY CO., LIMITED
    Inventors: Chengdu Liang, Huafeng Huang, Zuyu Wu, Qisen Huang
  • Patent number: 10708401
    Abstract: A mobile phone includes a phone body including spaced lateral perimeter walls. At least one indentation is provided in each of the said spaced lateral walls, the indentations forming a detent or cavity to provide an overhang portion suitable for being selectively gripped or released by correspondingly mating jaws or hooks on an accessory attachable to the mobile phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Toughbuilt Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael H. Panosian, Joshua Keeler
  • Patent number: 10707483
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electrode including an active material-containing layer and a film is provided. The active material-containing layer contains an active material containing a titanium-containing oxide. The film is present on at least a part of a surface of the active material-containing layer. The film contains fluorine, an organic atom, and a metal ion. The fluorine includes fluorine bonded to the organic atom and fluorine bonded to the metal ion. The film satisfies a relationship of following formula (1), where F1 is a proportion of the fluorine bonded to the organic atom, and F2 is a proportion of the fluorine bonded to the metal ion: 0.1?F2/F1?0.6??(1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Yasuda, Yusuke Namiki, Tetsuya Sasakawa, Yasuhiro Harada, Norio Takami
  • Patent number: 10709051
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a housing having a first surface and a second surface facing the first surface, a display of which at least part of the display is disposed in the housing in a second surface direction, and a battery of which at least part of the battery is disposed in the housing in a first surface direction. The housing includes a battery mounting portion whose recess is provided in the first surface. The battery is attached to the battery mounting portion by an adhesive member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Gun Cho, Daehyeong Park, Jong-Min Choi, Jaehee Kim, Hyunjong Lee, Uyhyeon Jeong, Daum Hwang, Seunghyun Hwang
  • Patent number: 10700336
    Abstract: An electrochemical energy storage apparatus, in particular a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, having at least one current collector device with at least one current conductor arm, and at least one energy storage cell which has at least one anode, one cathode and one separator. The separator touches the anode and the cathode at least in sections in, in each case, a separator contact area. The current conductor arm can be electrically conductively connected to, in each case, at least one anode or cathode by way of a current output conductor contact area. A surface normal on the current output conductor contact area and a surface normal on the separator contact area form an acute angle a. This angle a is selected from a range which is greater than 5°, with preference greater than 15°, preferably greater than 25° and particularly preferably greater than 35°, and furthermore the angle ? is less than or equal to 90°, with preference less than 75°, preferably less than 65° and particularly preferably less than 45°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Daniel Loos, Andreas Schleicher, Robert Lustig
  • Patent number: 10693178
    Abstract: Lithium sulfur batteries are described, especially ones that are flexible for wearing about an appendage of a wearer. Such batteries have a lithium metal anode, a sulfur cathode comprising sulfur, a conductive carbon, a lithium supertonic solid-state conductor, and a dendritic or hyperbranched polymer binder, an electrolyte layer between the lithium metal anode and the sulfur cathode, and a current collector positioned on the sulfur cathode opposite the electrolyte layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON
    Inventors: Jitendra Kumar, Priyanka Bhattacharya, Guru Subramanyam
  • Patent number: 10686228
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a battery with a pouch-type enclosure for use with an implantable electronic device. The battery may have greater than 20 megaohms of isolation between the anode and the external surface of the pouch-type battery enclosure and the cathode and the external surface of the pouch-type battery enclosure. The battery may have a pouch-type enclosure with a contoured shape, including a cathode, anode, and electrolyte disposed within the pouch-type enclosure. The cathode and/or anode may have variable thicknesses. The variable thickness anode and/or cathode may be contoured in shape to at least partially provide the contoured shape of the pouch-type enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel A. Mouchawar, Russell Bruch
  • Patent number: 10673026
    Abstract: A battery cell housing includes a housing shell and a housing cover. A bearing surface and a first connecting surface separate thereto are present on the housing shell (16) on at least two mutually facing side walls or on all side. A contact surface on the housing cover is associated with each bearing surface and a second connecting surface on the housing cover is associated with the first connecting surface. The relative position of the second connecting surface and of the contact surface is adapted to the relative position of the bearing surface and of the first connecting surface. The contact surface and the second connecting surface can thus be spaced apart in the vertical direction (H) and/or the second connecting surface is present on an edge side strip extending downwards in the vertical direction (H) to a bottom of the housing shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Schuler Pressen GmbH
    Inventor: Bernd Ullmann
  • Patent number: 10673045
    Abstract: The present disclosure refers to a secondary battery which comprises a high-voltage cathode active material and a separator whose pores are not obstructed even though being used together with the high-voltage cathode active material, thereby preventing the obstruction of pores in the separator and the formation of a dendrite in the anode and eventually providing good battery life performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: LG Chem, Ltd., TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Sung-Hoon Yu, Jung-Don Suk, Seok-Koo Kim, Doo-Kyung Yang, Yoo-Sun Kang, Kyung-Mi Lee, Jin-Hyun Park
  • Patent number: 10665831
    Abstract: Provided are a battery module and a battery pack including the same. The battery module includes: a cartridge assembly in which a plurality of cartridges, each accommodating a battery cell, are stacked on each other; a cover surrounding the cartridge assembly; a bushing member inserted through the cartridge assembly and the cover, and protruding to the outside of the cover by a pre-set interval; and a locking member inserted into the bushing member and locking the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Hwa-Joong Kim, Tae-Young Kang, Jun-Yeob Seong, Sung-Chun Yu, Yong-Joon Choi
  • Patent number: 10665899
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to phosphorus based thermal runaway inhibiting (TRI) materials, the synthesis thereof and an electrochemical cell electrolyte containing the phosphorus based materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: NOHMS Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Surya Moganty, Luigi Abbate, Aditya Raghunathan, John Sinicropi, Gabriel Torres, Yue Wu
  • Patent number: 10654745
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a bonding glass which has improved water resistance and has a coefficient of thermal expansion ?(25-300) of from 14·10?6K?1 to 17·10?6K?1, comprising, in mol % on an oxide basis, 5-7 of B2O3, 10-14 of Al2O3, 36-43 of P2O5, 15-22 of Na2O, 12.5-20 of K2O, 2-6 of Bi2O3 and >0-6 of R oxide, where R oxide is an oxide selected from the group consisting of MnO2 and SiO2 and SnO2 and Ta2O5 and Nb2O5 and Fe2O3 and GeO2 and CaO. The bonding glass is free of PbO except for, at most, impurities. The bonding glass may have a glass transition temperature Tg of from 390° C. to 430° C. The present disclosure also relates to uses of this bonding glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Ina Mitra, Miriam Kunze, Linda Johanna Bartelt, Sabrina Wimmer, Frank Kroll, Hauke Esemann, Bernd Hoppe, Jörg Witte
  • Patent number: 10658673
    Abstract: A battery is provided in the present disclosure. The battery includes: a positive electrode plate including a positive current collector and a positive active material layer; a negative electrode plate including a positive current collector and a negative active material layer; and an electrolyte. The positive current collector includes an insulation layer used to support a conductive layer and the conductive layer used to support the positive active material layer and located above at least one surface of the insulation layer. The conductive layer has a thickness of D2 which satisfies: 300 nm?D2?2 ?m. A protective layer is arranged on at least one surface of the conductive layer. The negative current collector is a copper foil current collector having a thickness of 6 ?m to 12 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited
    Inventors: Chengdu Liang, Huafeng Huang, Qisen Huang
  • Patent number: 10651439
    Abstract: Provided herein are battery cell modules of battery packs to power electric vehicles. The battery cell modules can include a plurality of battery cells, each of which can include a housing having a first end and a second end, the housing defining an inner region. An electrode structure can be disposed in the inner region defined by the housing, the electrode structure including a cathode tab that extends from the first end of the housing, and an anode tab that extends from the first end of the housing. A lid can be coupled with the first end of the housing, the lid including a cathode tab opening and an anode tab opening. A base includes a plurality cathode sockets receiving respective cathode tabs of the plurality of battery cells and a plurality of anode sockets receiving respective anode tabs of the plurality of battery cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SF MOTORS, INC.
    Inventors: Chien-Fan Chen, Ying Liu
  • Patent number: 10651499
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly including a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate, and a separator provided between the first and second electrode plates, wrapping tape including a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, the wrapping tape surrounding the electrode assembly, and having adhesive layers coated only on parts of the first surface, a can including an opening at a side thereof to insert the electrode assembly therethrough, the can accommodating the electrode assembly therein, and a cap assembly configured to close the opening of the can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jaeil Seong
  • Patent number: 10644280
    Abstract: A method of installing batteries in a telecommunications site includes obtaining a battery in a module with a plurality of cells in the module at a staging location; de-celling the battery to remove the plurality of cells from the module; handling the plurality of cells individually at the staging location; transporting the plurality of cells individually to the telecommunications site; and reassembling the battery by placing the plurality of cells back in the module and installing the module at the telecommunications site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: ETAK Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Hummer, Anthony Gentile, Lee Priest
  • Patent number: 10629942
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a secondary battery comprising: an electrode assembly; and a thermal contractible protection layer disposed on an outer surface of the electrode assembly and contracted by heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung Pil Lee, Hee Won Lee
  • Patent number: 10601042
    Abstract: The present invention provides a positive electrode active substance for a secondary cell, the positive electrode active substance capable of suppressing adsorption of water effectively in order to obtain a high-performance lithium ion secondary cell or sodium ion secondary cell. The present invention also provides a method for producing the positive electrode active substance for a secondary cell. That is, the present invention is a positive electrode active substance for a secondary cell, in which a water-insoluble electrically conductive carbon material and carbon obtained by carbonizing a water-soluble carbon material are supported on a compound containing at least iron or manganese, the compound represented by formula (A) LiFeaMnbMnbM1cPO4, formula (B) Li2FedMneM2fSiO4, or formula (C) NaFegMnhQiPO4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: TAIHEIYO CEMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Yamashita, Tomoki Hatsumori, Atsushi Nakamura, Takaaki Ogami
  • Patent number: 10601077
    Abstract: An electrochemical device includes an anode, a separator, a cathode comprising a selenium-doped sulfur/carbon composite that includes a conductive carbon matrix and nano-sized selenium-doped sulfur particles of formula SxSey, where a ratio of x:y is from 2.5 to 1000, and an electrolyte comprising a salt and a non-aqueous fluorinated ether solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC
    Inventors: Gui-Liang Xu, Zonghai Chen, Khalil Amine
  • Patent number: 10593933
    Abstract: Provided are a negative electrode active material for a non-aqueous electrolyte rechargeable battery, a method for preparing the same, and a non-aqueous electrolyte rechargeable battery including the same and, more specifically, a negative electrode active material for a non-aqueous electrolyte rechargeable battery, including a silicon oxide composite, capable of degrading irreversible characteristics and improving structural stability of the non-aqueous electrolyte rechargeable battery, the silicon oxide composite containing silicone, a silicon oxide represented by general formula SiOx (0<x<2), and an oxide including silicone and M (M is any one element selected from the group consisting of Mg, Li, Na, K, Ca, Sr, Ba, Ti, Zr, B, and Al), a method for preparing the same, and to a non-aqueous electrolyte rechargeable battery including the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: DAEJOO ELECTRONIC MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung Min Oh, Ki Young Kim
  • Patent number: 10566650
    Abstract: A lithium ion secondary battery 10 includes at least one cell obtained by laminating a positive electrode 1, an electrolyte layer 2, and a negative electrode 3 in this order. The electrolyte layer 2 contains a fluoride. The negative electrode 3 has a negative electrode active material layer containing a silicon compound. At least one of the negative electrodes 3 has a mass ratio of fluorine/silicon (F/Si ratio) of 1.0 or less on a surface of the negative electrode active material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Rie Teranishi
  • Patent number: 10556493
    Abstract: The invention relates to a battery housing, in particular for an energy accumulator for a hybrid drive, comprising a tubular main body and at least two terminating covers, which are inserted into the main body and each have a cover plate that is offset inwards in the longitudinal direction of the main body and supports housing walls of the main body, wherein the terminating covers are each welded to the main body and all joints of the battery housing are formed without separate connecting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: OBRIST TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventors: Frank Obrist, Martin Graz, Joachim Georg Roth, Peter Giese
  • Patent number: 10553895
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes a cathode, an anode, and an electrolytic solution including a cyano compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Ihara, Shigeru Fujita
  • Patent number: 10541409
    Abstract: A decomposition reaction of an electrolyte solution and the like caused as a side reaction of charge and discharge is minimized in repeated charge and discharge of a lithium ion battery or a lithium ion capacitor, and thus the lithium ion battery or the lithium ion capacitor can have long-term cycle performance. A negative electrode for a power storage device includes a negative electrode current collector and a negative electrode active material layer which includes a plurality of particles of a negative electrode active material. Each of the particles of the negative electrode active material has an inorganic compound film containing a first inorganic compound on part of its surface. The negative electrode active material layer has a film in contact with an exposed part of the negative electrode active material and part of the inorganic compound film. The film contains an organic compound and a second inorganic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Inoue, Kai Kimura, Sachiko Kataniwa, Ryota Tajima
  • Patent number: 10535867
    Abstract: The present teaching provides a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery provided with a non-aqueous electrolyte solution having a composition able to achieve high battery performance even in an extremely low temperature region (for example, ?30° C. or lower). The non-aqueous electrolyte solution disclosed herein contains, as non-aqueous solvents, ethylene carbonate (EC), propylene carbonate (PC), dimethyl carbonate (DMC), ethyl methyl carbonate (EMC) and ethyl propionate (EP), and when the total volume of the non-aqueous solvents is 100 vol. %, the content of EC is 20 to 30 vol. %, the content of PC is 5 to 10 vol. %, the content of EP is 5 to 10 vol. %, and the content of DMC+EMC is 50 to 70 vol. %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenta Ishii, Ryosuke Ohsawa, Koji Abe, Kei Shimamoto, Makoto Babazono