Cell Enclosure Structure, E.g., Housing, Casing, Container, Cover, Etc. Patents (Class 429/163)
  • Patent number: 9269961
    Abstract: A lithium battery includes a cathode, an anode including a component made of silicon, a separator element disposed between the cathode and the anode, an electrolyte, and a substrate. The anode is disposed over the substrate or the anode is integrally formed with the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Magdalena Forster, Katharina Schmut, Bernhard Goller, Guenter Zieger, Michael Sorger, Philemon Schweizer, Michael Sternad
  • Patent number: 9236592
    Abstract: A cage assembly is provided to protect a battery pack in a vehicle. The cage assembly includes a top sub-assembly and a bottom sub-assembly that are secured together to protect the battery pack. U-shaped frames and base frames are connected together by tubular members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Srinivasan Sundararajan, Fubang Wu, Mohammed Omar Faruque, Michael M. Azzouz, Sino Johan Van Dyk
  • Patent number: 9196903
    Abstract: This invention relates to a nonaqueous-electrolyte battery containing a current collector, a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolytic solution. The positive electrode contains a lithium-containing phosphoric acid compound represented by LixMPO4 as a positive-electrode active material, where M is at least one element selected from Group-2 to Group-12 metals of the periodic table, and x satisfies 0<x?1.2. The negative electrode contains a negative-electrode active material capable of occluding and releasing lithium ions. The nonaqueous electrolytic solution contains a chain ether and a cyclic carbonate having an unsaturated bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Tokuda
  • Patent number: 9196880
    Abstract: A battery module including a plurality of battery cells, the battery cells being stacked along a first direction, wherein the battery cells are alternately offset in a second direction, the second direction being perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignees: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., ROBERT BOSCH GmbH
    Inventor: Myung-Chul Kim
  • Patent number: 9160029
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly; a can having an opening configured to receive the electrode assembly, wherein the can includes a first stepped portion and a second stepped portion on an inner surface adjacent to the opening and wherein the first and second stepped portions have different depths; a cap assembly comprising a cap plate hermetically sealing the opening of the can; and an insulation case located between the electrode assembly and the cap assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hwail Uh
  • Patent number: 9159974
    Abstract: Provided is an food packing material, manufacturing method. A battery pack and a electrical bike having the same are further provided. In particular, the battery pack may include a battery pack, battery array, a protecting circuit module, and a connection terminal section. The battery case may be formed as cylindrical or polygon. The battery array may include a plurality of batteries formed as multi-stage within the battery pack. The protecting circuit module may be provided between an upper portion of the battery array and an upper surface of the battery pack. A connection terminal portion may be formed at the lower stage of the battery pack and may include a power terminal and a control terminal. By providing the battery pack as bottle shape, the electrical bike can selectively accommodate the bottle for the bike and the battery pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: No-Hyun Kwag, Yong-Geol Kwon
  • Patent number: 9147880
    Abstract: Disclosed are an electrode active material including lithium metal oxide particles and a polydopamine layer formed on a surface of each of the lithium metal oxide particles, and a lithium secondary battery including the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Tae Jin Park, Jae Hyun Lee, SeongMin Lee, JangBae Kim
  • Patent number: 9147526
    Abstract: A system for protecting an electrochemical element from an external shock includes an electrochemical element, a bag-shaped aluminum laminate film configured to receive and entirely cover the electrochemical element, and a protector configured to cover the electrochemical element and the bag-shaped aluminum laminate film. The protector includes a frame having corners and a plurality of recesses disposed at an inner surface of the corners. When the electrochemical element is received in the bag-shaped aluminum laminate film and an interior of the bag-shaped aluminum laminate film is vacuumed, a plurality of wrinkled portions are formed at corners of the bag-shaped aluminum laminate film. The plurality of recesses of the protector are configured to receive the plurality of wrinkled portions of the bag-shaped aluminum laminate film such that portions of the protector other than the plurality of recesses are in intimate contact with the bag-shaped aluminum laminate film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: MEIDENSHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro Asai
  • Patent number: 9136032
    Abstract: Provided is a cathode material capable of obtaining high energy density and superior instantaneous output characteristics in a lithium ion secondary battery. The cathode material is used in a lithium ion secondary battery (1), and includes FeF3 and LiV3O8 as a cathode active material. A mass ratio of FeF3 to LiV3O8 of the cathode material is in a range of 86:14 to 43:57. The cathode material further comprises a conductive auxiliary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Isogai, Shintaro Aoyagi, Kaoru Omichi
  • Patent number: 9123922
    Abstract: A lithium ion battery exterior material, includes: a base material layer, and a sequentially laminated adhesive layer, aluminum foil layer provided with a corrosion prevention treated layer, and an adhesive resin layer on one surface of the base material layer; wherein, the adhesive resin layer contains an acid-modified polyolefin resin and a miscible elastomer dispersed in the acid-modified polyolefin at a dispersed phase size of 1 nm to less than 1 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Suzuta, Takashi Jikumaru, Hidenori Echizen
  • Patent number: 9118071
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery configured to stably and easily interrupt a current includes: an electrode assembly including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator between the positive electrode and the negative electrode; a case containing the electrode assembly therein and having a first opening at one end thereof; and a first plate coupled to the case and sealing the first opening, the first plate electrically connected to the electrode assembly, wherein the first plate includes a wrinkle portion configured to deform for disconnecting the first plate from the electrode assembly when an internal pressure of the case is greater than a reference pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignees: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Sang-Eun Cheon, Tatsuya Hashimoto, Seok-Yoon Yoo, Chi-Young Lee, Dong-Wook Kim, Jong-Seok Moon
  • Patent number: 9105914
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a battery pack including: a plurality of cylindrical battery cells arranged in at least two rows and a plurality of layers; and a partition member for partitioning the battery cells; wherein the partition member includes a partition plate and support plates; the battery cells in the state of being partitioned by the support plates have terminals on one side being fixed substantially in parallel to the partition plate by an electrode tab or tabs, and have terminals on the other side in at least one layer being fixed substantially in parallel to the partition plate by an electrode tab or tabs; and the support plates for clamping the battery cell of which the terminal on the other side is fixed by the electrode tab are formed respectively with projected pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu Naito, Yoshiyuki Bannai, Hideyuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9099707
    Abstract: A battery pack, which prevents a circuit module from being bent, has durability against an external impact, and is easily welded. The battery pack includes a bare cell on which an electrode terminal protrudes from a surface thereof, a circuit module disposed on the surface of the bare cell and electrically connected to the bare cell, and an elastic holder disposed between the circuit module and the surface of the bare cell and through which the electrode terminal passes. The elastic holder comprises an elastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Bongyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 9099714
    Abstract: An electrical storage battery includes a housing and a plurality of rectangular cell assembly modules electrically coupled together. The rectangular cell assembly modules are mounted by spring damping elements in the housing and are in each case arranged in an intermediate space between an outer area of at least one lower edge of the cell assembly modules and the housing, with at least one common spring damping element extending transversely with respect to the direction of the longest side of the cell assembly modules along the plurality of cell assembly modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Hybrid and Recycling GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Bechtold, Kai Pelz, Ralf Joswig, Martin Wiegmann
  • Patent number: 9093680
    Abstract: A secondary battery including: an electrode assembly; a battery case accommodating the electrode assembly; a lead terminal that is extended from the electrode assembly and across the battery case, where the lead terminal is withdrawn from the battery case; an encapsulation tape formed on a portion of the lead terminal crossing the battery case; and an insulation member that is formed on the lead terminal to overlap with at least a portion of the encapsulation tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chang-Bum Ahn
  • Patent number: 9083013
    Abstract: In an electrochemical device having an element main body 1A enclosed in an exterior package 1B, a peripheral region of the exterior package 1B is provided with an elastic structure or a plurality of elastic structures R1, R2 having an elastic force in a thickness direction (Z-axis direction) of films. Each of the elastic structures R1, R2 has a first region of the exterior package 1B folded along a film outer edge, and a second region of the exterior package 1B opposed to the first region. Two ends R11, R13 (R21, R23) of the first region in a direction along the film outer edge are in contact with the second region, and between the two ends R11, R13 (R21, R23) there is a space (with a maximum height 2R) between the first region and the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidetake Itoh, Kazuo Katai, Yoshihiko Ohashi, Yosuke Miyaki, Akio Yamanaka, Hiroaki Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20150147632
    Abstract: An electrolyte composition including a lithium salt (A), an first anion (B1) represented by formula (1), and an organic solvent (C) are provided. When the electrolyte composition is applied in a lithium battery, good structural stability, high battery efficiency, and long charge-discharge cycle life of the lithium battery can be achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Fu-Ming Wang, Sylvia Ayu Pradanawati
  • Publication number: 20150147635
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly, the electrode assembly having first and second electrode plates and a separator therebetween, a case accommodating the electrode assembly, and first and second electrode tabs respectively connected to the first and second electrode plates, the first electrode tab being formed of an aluminum alloy including 97 wt % to 98.5 wt % of aluminum (Al), 1 wt % to 3 wt % of iron (Fe), and 0 wt % to less than 1 wt % of an impurity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jeongchull AHN, Seongja NOH
  • Publication number: 20150147625
    Abstract: The electric storage device includes: an electrode assembly; and an electrolytic solution at least part of which is impregnated into the electrode assembly, wherein the electrode assembly includes, as electrode assembly forming members, at least a positive electrode and a negative electrode that face each other, and contains lithium carbonate, the electrolytic solution contains at least lithium hexafluorophosphate, at least one of the positive electrode and the negative electrode includes an active material layer containing a metal compound, the active material layer includes a peripheral area and an inner area inside the peripheral area, the electrode assembly includes a high-content part the ratio of lithium carbonate content of which is higher than that of the inner area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Kenta Nakai, Takeshi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9040183
    Abstract: A connecting structure for a secondary battery for electrically connecting a core pack where two or more unit cells are electrically connected and a protection circuit module made of the unit cells of the core pack and a PCB substrate. The connecting structure includes a metal plate having an electrode connecting unit connected to an electrode of each unit cell of the core pack and a circuit connecting unit connected to the protection circuit module; and a circuit terminal unit electrically connected to the circuit connecting unit by being located in a connection hole formed in the PCB substrate of the protection circuit module so that the upper and lower portions of the PCB substrate communicate with each other. The circuit connecting unit is coupled and electrically connected to the circuit terminal unit by means of a connection method which allows selective connection and separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jong-Gyu Sung, Jae-Chan Lee
  • Patent number: 9040195
    Abstract: In the present invention, there is provided a battery pack including first to fifth terminal portions sequentially arrayed at one side surface of a housing, wherein the first terminal portion formed on one end side of the one side surface is a positive electrode terminal, the fifth terminal portion formed on the other end side is a negative electrode terminal, the fourth terminal portion formed adjacently to the fifth terminal portion is an ID terminal, and the fourth terminal portion and the fifth terminal portion are proximate to each other; and a guide portion for guiding the loading and unloading of the battery pack into and from a battery mounting portion is formed substantially in the center of the one side surface in array with the terminal portions, and the third terminal portion arranged centrally is formed at a position deviated toward the one end side or the other end side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Enari, Katsuhiro Suzuki, Hidenori Minami
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150140413
    Abstract: A battery case of a rectangular battery has a main body member that has the shape of a bottomed rectangular tube, and a lid member that has the shape of a rectangular plate. The main body member has a rectangular opening portion that is constituted of opening long side portions, opening short side portions, and opening R portions. The lid member seals the opening portion. The opening portion is configured such that each thickness of the opening R portions is larger than each thickness of the opening long side portions respectively. In addition, the opening portion and a lid peripheral edge portion are welded to each other in an airtight manner along an entire circumference thereof, by an energy beam that is radiated from outside the lid member in a thickness direction thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi Suzuki, Toshiya Okada
  • Publication number: 20150140371
    Abstract: A curved container for electrochemical battery cells manufactured with an open side into which the battery cells are placed along with a resilient structure such that when the lid is placed on the container and attached/sealed, the battery cells are sealed in the container and preloaded against the large top and bottom surfaces of the container. Electrical contacts feed through one edge of the container to enable the electrical power generated by the cells to be safely accessed, and the cells can be safely charged without external atmospheric leaks into the container, or gases generated during battery use to escape. The containers can be stacked on edge next to each other as a stack but without the need to compress the stack to maintain battery cell compression, which enables a container to be easily replaced without having to dissemble the stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Alexander H. SLOCUM
  • Publication number: 20150140412
    Abstract: A soft-packaged lithium-ion battery includes: a battery cell, a package used for accommodating the battery cell and an electrolyte filled into the package, wherein the bottom and/or top of the battery cell are/is provided with a porous material layer. Compared with conventional art, the disclosure can realize a buffer function between the battery cell and the package by providing a porous material layer at the bottom and/or top of the battery cell, thereby reducing impact of the battery cell on the package and improving the reliability of the battery cell packaging. In addition, since the porous material layer has an excellent absorbent property, thereby increasing the contact area between the electrolyte and the battery cell, and realizing rapid infiltration of electrolyte in the battery cell with high-energy density and big thickness (thickness ?4 mm).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: DongGuan Amperex Technology Limited
    Inventors: Songcai ZHONG, Mingliang MO, Hongwei YAN
  • 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: 9034498
    Abstract: A secondary battery including: an electrode assembly; a case for accommodating the electrode assembly and an electrolytic solution; and an identifying tape disposed in the case and that discolors when reacted with the electrolytic solution, wherein the identifying tape includes: a base film; an adhesive material disposed on one surface of the base film; and a discoloration material disposed on one surface of the base film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Young-Kwang Yun
  • Publication number: 20150132682
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing an electrochemical cell, such as in particular a secondary battery, a double-layer capacitor, an electrolytic capacitor or a fuel cell, in which a cell vessel containing two electrodes of one-piece or multi-part design and at least one separator is filled with free-flowing electrolyte. The object of the invention is to match the quantity of electrolyte in an electrochemical cell as exactly as possible to the free volume actually present. The object is achieved in that, before the filling with the electrolyte, the quantity of electrolyte to be put in is determined at least while taking into account the actual thicknesses and the actual weights of the electrodes in the cell vessel and of the separator in the cell vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Evonik Litarion GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Hecht
  • Publication number: 20150132623
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a non-aqueous electrolyte battery is provided. The non-aqueous electrolyte battery includes a negative electrode contained a negative electrode active material. The negative electrode active material includes a monoclinic ?-type titanium-based oxide or lithium titanium-based oxide. The monoclinic ?-type titanium-based oxide or lithium titanium-based oxide has a peak belonging to (011), which appears at 2?1 in a range of 24.40° or more and 24.88° or less, in an X-ray diffraction pattern obtained by wide angle X-ray diffractometry using CuK? radiation as an X-ray source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hiroki INAGAKI, Norio Takami
  • Patent number: 9029009
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery including: an electrode assembly; a center pin arranged at a center of the electrode assembly; a case containing the electrode assembly; and a cap assembly coupled to an opening of the case and electrically connected to the electrode assembly, and the center pin includes a first pipe arranged at the center of the electrode assembly, and a second pipe arranged in the first pipe with a buffering space between the first pipe and the second pipe, the second pipe having a strength that is different from a strength of the first pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin-Jung Kim, Dae-Kyu Kim
  • Patent number: 9029010
    Abstract: The molding packaging material 1 according to the present invention includes a heat resistant resin layer 2 as an outer layer, a thermoplastic resin layer 3 as an inner layer, a metal foil layer 4 arranged between the heat resistant resin layer and the thermoplastic resin layer, and a black ink layer 10 arranged between the metal foil layer 4 and the heat resistant resin layer 2. The black ink layer 10 contains carbon black, diamine, polyol, and hardening agent. The black ink layer does not partially crack and detach even when the molding packaging material according to the present invention is used in a somewhat harsh environment such as a hot and humid environment and/or at the time of molding or sealing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Showa Denko Packaging Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuuji Minamibori, Koji Minamitani, Tetsunobu Kuramoto
  • Patent number: 9027242
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an electrical device comprises the steps of providing a substrate, providing an electrical component on the substrate, providing a first electrical contact on the substrate that is electrically connected to the electrical component, and providing an electrochemical cell on or integrating the substrate for providing electrical energy to said electrical component. The electrochemical cell comprises at least one electrochemical layer comprising a cured or dried ink and a first electrode contact electrically connected to said at least one electrochemical layer. The method further includes the step of securing the electrochemical cell to the substrate through an electrically conductive connection that provides both a structural connection and an electrical connection between the first electrical contact and the first electrode contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Blue Spark Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary R. Tucholski
  • Patent number: 9029008
    Abstract: The present invention provides a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, comprising an electrode group including a positive electrode, a negative electrode including a material for absorbing-desorbing lithium ions, and a separator arranged between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, a nonaqueous electrolyte impregnated in the electrode group and including a nonaqueous solvent and a lithium salt dissolved in the nonaqueous solvent, and a jacket for housing the electrode group and having a thickness of 0.3 mm or less, wherein the nonaqueous solvent ?-butyrolactone in an amount larger than 50% by volume and not larger than 95% by volume based on the total amount of the nonaqueous solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Norio Takami, Hiroyuki Hasebe, Takahisa Ohsaki, Motoya Kanda
  • Patent number: 9029007
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery configured to prevent or substantially prevent explosion resulting from overheating. In one embodiment, a rechargeable battery includes: a first metallic plate; a second metallic plate coupled to the first metallic plate to together include five sides of a hexahedron and define a cavity and an opening to the cavity being a sixth side of the hexahedron, at least one of the first metallic plate or the second metallic plate including a base and walls extending from at least two opposing peripheral sides of the base; a generation member in the cavity and including at least one connection member at a side of the generation member proximate the opening; and a cap assembly including an insulator and at least one electrode lead coupled to the at least one connection member, the cap assembly closing the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignees: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Yoo-Eup Hyung
  • Publication number: 20150125740
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lithium ion secondary battery having an electrode element in which a positive electrode and a negative electrode are arranged so as to face each other, an electrolyte and an outer package housing the electrode element and the electrolyte, wherein the negative electrode is formed by using a second negative electrode active material in which lithium is doped into a first negative electrode active material containing a metal (a) capable of forming an alloy with lithium, a metal oxide (b) capable of absorbing and desorbing lithium ions, and a carbon material (c) capable of absorbing and desorbing lithium ions; and the electrolyte contains a fluorinated ether compound represented by a predetermined formula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Kawasaki, Shinya Sudo
  • Patent number: 9023512
    Abstract: In case a similar component-to-be-loaded is erroneously loaded on a main body side apparatus, contact of terminals are avoided. To this end, a video camera (main body side apparatus) 1 has a main body side terminal 30, and a battery pack (component-to-be-loaded) 100 has a battery side terminal (component-to-be-loaded side terminal) 120.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Toshio Takeshita, Yoshiyuki Katsuno, Nobuhito Ebine, Kei Tashiro
  • Patent number: 9023511
    Abstract: System, methods, and apparatuses for removably attaching a battery to a user device are provided herein. In certain embodiments, a system may include an adhesive layer formed on an inner portion of the user device. The system may also include a battery retention label. The battery retention label may include a body portion configured to be adhered to the inner portion of the user device by the adhesive layer. The body portion may be configured to receive the battery thereon. The battery retention label may also include one or more tabs extending from the body portion. Each of the one or more tabs may include a battery adhesive layer formed on one side thereof. Moreover, each of the one or more tabs may be folded over the battery so that the battery adhesive layer adheres to the battery and retains the battery within the battery retention label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Conrad Chamberlain, Joshua Danel Lemons, Ryan Patrick Rafter
  • Patent number: 9023514
    Abstract: [Object] To prevent elements in a pack main body and an electronic apparatus from malfunctioning even if the pack main body having an outer shape line-symmetric in up and down directions and left- and right-hand directions is incorrectly attached. [Solving Means] There are provided a pack main body 11 installing the battery cell 29 and a terminal portion 12 constituted of a plus terminal 12a, a minus terminal 12b, and a control terminal 12c that are provided on a front surface 11c of the pack main body 11. The plus terminal 12a, the minus terminal 12b, and the control terminal 12c are provided so as to be deviated to one end portion 11f in a width direction of the front surface 11c and arranged in an order of the plus terminal 12a, the control terminal 12c, and the minus terminal 12b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shoji Tatehata, Hideyuki Suzuki
  • 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: 9023494
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery pack includes a plurality of unit cells adjacent to each other along a first direction in a pouch, the pouch having a terrace portion at one side surface, and a vertical portion on and perpendicular to the terrace portion, a protection circuit module (PCM) electrically connected to the unit cells, the PCM including a concave groove, and the vertical portion of the pouch fitting into the concave groove, and an adhesion member connecting the PCM and the terrace portion of the pouch, the adhesion member including a separation portion configured to concavely separate and fit the vertical portion of the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung-Ho Park, Seok Koh
  • Patent number: 9023516
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly including electrodes both sides of a separator; a case accommodating the electrode assembly; a cap plate coupled to an opening of the case; an electrode terminal assembled to a terminal hole of the cap plate; an insulator between the electrode terminal and a first surface of the cap plate; a gasket between the electrode terminal and a second surface of the cap plate; and a lead tab at one side of the gasket to connect the electrode terminals to the electrode assembly. The electrode terminal and the cap plate form a vent hole that penetrates the electrode terminal and the cap plate, and the vent hole is sealed by a vent plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignees: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Duk-Jung Kim
  • Publication number: 20150118533
    Abstract: Provided is a secondary battery. The secondary battery includes: an electrode assembly including a positive electrode plate, a separator, and a negative electrode plate wound around a first axis extending in a first direction, having a thickness in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction and a length in a third direction perpendicular to the first direction and the second direction, and having a curvature with respect to the first axis while the length is greater than the thickness; an electrode case including a body and a cover having a curvature corresponding to the curvature of the electrode assembly and having different stiffnesses; and a first electrode tab and a second electrode tab connected respectively to the positive electrode plate and the negative electrode plate and protruding from the electrode assembly in a direction perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Jeong-Doo Yi
  • Publication number: 20150118544
    Abstract: An encapsulation device comprises at least one assembly containing particles comprising at least a first material. The assembly has an open porosity. The particles: are distributed over a geometric structure that has a degree of compactness of said particles of greater than around 50% and preferably of greater than 60%, and are covered conformally by at least one layer referred to as an infiltration layer; the thickness of at least the infiltration layer closing off the porosity of the assembly comprising the particles covered by at least the layer, in the form of pores that are not connected to one another. A process for producing the encapsulation device is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Sami OUKASSI
  • Patent number: 9017871
    Abstract: A negative-electrode terminal for a cell in which separation between a first metal layer and a second metal layer hardly takes place is provided by suppressing excess formation of an intermetallic compound on a bond interface between the first metal layer and the second metal layer. This negative-electrode terminal for a cell includes a clad portion formed by bonding a first metal layer made of Al or an Al alloy and a second metal layer containing Ni and Cu and consisting of one or a plurality of layers to each other. The first metal layer includes a connected region connected with a cell terminal connecting plate and a stacked region adjacent to the connected region on the side of the same surface, while the second metal layer is bonded to the first metal layer in the stacked region and configured to be connectable to cell negative electrodes of cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignees: Neomax Materials Co., Ltd., Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshimitsu Oda, Masaaki Ishio
  • Patent number: 9017852
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly including a pair of electrodes separated from each other by a separator, a battery case including a front portion bonded to a back portion to produce wing portions at opposite edges of the battery case, the electrode assembly being arranged within an accommodating portion of the battery case, the accommodating portion being arranged between the wing portions, an insulating member arranged at each of said wing portions of the battery case and a bonding portion arranged at each of said wing portions to attach said wing portions to the accommodating portion of the battery case. The bonding portion may be a double sided tape and may be integrally provided with the insulating member to simplify manufacturing process thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki-Sik Pak, Ki-Sung Hong
  • Patent number: 9017843
    Abstract: A prismatic secondary battery includes a prismatic hollow outer body having a mouth and a bottom and storing an electrode assembly, a positive electrode collector, a negative electrode collector, and an electrolyte, a sealing plate sealing up the mouth of the prismatic hollow outer body, and a positive electrode terminal and a negative electrode terminal attached to the sealing plate; the sealing plate includes a gas release valve at the center between the positive electrode terminal and the negative electrode terminal and includes an electrolyte pour hole on one side of the gas release valve and, on the other side on the front face, a concaved flat face with a height lower than that of the peripheral portion; and the concaved flat face is formed with an identification code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayuki Hattori, Eiji Okutani, Yoshinori Yokoyama, Yasuhiro Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 9017863
    Abstract: In case a similar component-to-be-loaded is erroneously loaded on a main body side apparatus, contact of terminals are avoided. To this end, a video camera (main body side apparatus) 1 has a main body side terminal 30, and a battery pack (component-to-be-loaded) 100 has a battery side terminal (component-to-be-loaded side terminal) 120.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Toshio Takeshita, Yoshiyuki Katsuno, Nobuhito Ebine, Kei Tashiro
  • Publication number: 20150111090
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly having a relatively large capacity due to reducing a width of an uncoated portion and increasing a width of a coated portion by improving welding strength through a combination of ultrasonic welding and laser welding, and a manufacturing method thereof. The manufacturing method of the secondary battery includes preparing at least one electrode assembly including an uncoated portion, provisionally welding the uncoated portion by ultrasonic welding, coupling a current collector having an elastic property to the provisionally welded uncoated portion, and welding the uncoated portion and the current collector by laser welding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junyong Lee, Huijun Lee, Seungyeol Yoo
  • Publication number: 20150111091
    Abstract: A rechargeable secondary battery including: a case; an electrode assembly accommodated in the case, the electrode assembly including an active material coating portion and an active material non-coating portion; a light absorbing member coupled to the electrode assembly; and a collector plate welded to the electrode assembly and contacting the active material non-coating portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junyong LEE, Seungyeol YOO, Huijun LEE
  • Publication number: 20150111071
    Abstract: An example electric vehicle battery current communication device includes a terminal landing and a transition from the terminal landing having an area that is both bent and tapered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Utley, Debbi Callicoat, Keith Kearney