Container Only Patents (Class 429/176)
  • Patent number: 11515562
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pouch casing material including two cups forming an electrode assembly receiving portion and formed integrally in one pouch film. The pouch casing material includes an upper pouch member and a lower pouch member formed integrally with each other, and the connection between the upper pouch member and the lower pouch member does not protrude toward the outside. Thus, the total length of a battery is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventors: Mi-Geum Choi, Hang-June Choi, Jeong-O Mun
  • Patent number: 11489237
    Abstract: Provided are a secondary battery and an assembling method thereof, which can ensure a battery capacity and improve welding quality of a current collector. The secondary battery includes an electrode assembly including first and second electrode tabs, a case accommodating the electrode assembly and having an opening, a cap plate coupled to the case at the opening of the case, a first current collector electrically connected to the first electrode tab of the electrode assembly, a second current collector electrically connected to the second electrode tab of the electrode assembly, and a sub-tab coupled to the first electrode tab or the second electrode tab of the electrode assembly. The sub-tab is bent along a boundary between the sub-tab and the first or second current collector and contacts an outer periphery of the first or second current collector. The sub-tab is integrally formed with the first or second current collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Myung Jae Jang
  • Patent number: 11398356
    Abstract: Provided herein is an electrochemical cell designed for high current discharge, which includes a cathode strip, an anode strip, and at least two separator strips, being longitudinally stacked to form an electrodes set that is folded into at least four segments and designed to exhibit a ratio of its nominal capacity per its active area lower than 12 mAh/cm2, such that the cell is characterized by a discharge efficiency at room temperature of at least 30% to a cut-off voltage of ? of its original voltage at a discharge current of 1,250 mA. Also provided are process of manufacturing, and uses of the cell, which is particularly useful in high drain-rate applications as charging a cellular phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Battarix Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Nir Kapelushnik
  • Patent number: 11398653
    Abstract: A thermal interface member configured to be disposed between a heat sink and a heat-releasing device includes a thermal interface member. The thermal interface member has a thermally conductive, cure-in-place, polymer foam pad configured to maintain uniform contact with each of the heat sink and the heat-releasing device. The thermal interface member is additionally configured to absorb the thermal energy released by the heat-releasing device and direct the released thermal energy to the heat sink. The polymer foam pad has a matrix structure including at least one of anisotropic and isotropic thermally conductive anisotropic filler material, and is characterized by foam material density below 0.5 g/cm3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Herman K. Phlegm, Mahmoud Abd Elhamid, Timothy J. Fuller, Mark O. Vann
  • Patent number: 11390055
    Abstract: A packaging material for a power storage device, the packaging material being prepared by laminating at least a substrate layer, a metallic foil layer with an anti-corrosion treatment layer being disposed on one face or both faces thereof, and a sealant layer in this order, wherein the sealant layer comprises an associative organic compound having two or more associative functional groups and a hydrocarbon group having 4 or more carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu Ogihara, Junya Imamoto, Masayoshi Suzuta
  • Patent number: 11380956
    Abstract: Provided is an energy storage apparatus which can be brought into a state where outputting of electricity from an overall terminal cannot be performed. The energy storage apparatus includes: a plurality of energy storage devices; an overall electrode to which electricity is supplied from the plurality of energy storage devices; an overall terminal which is electrically terminated from the overall electrode and is electrically connected to the overall electrode by a conductive member; a cover member which is removable and covers the overall electrode; and a cover which openably and closably covers the overall electrode covered by the cover member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignees: BLUE ENERGY CO., LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroaki Kakimura
  • Patent number: 11352682
    Abstract: A surface-treated steel sheet of the present invention includes a base steel sheet and a Ni—Co—Fe alloy-plated layer on at least one surface of the base steel sheet, in which, in the alloy-plated layer, a Ni coating weight is 7.1 to 18.5 g/m2, a Co coating weight is 0.65 to 3.6 g/m2, and a total of the Ni coating weight and the Co coating weight is in a range of 9.0 to 20.0 g/m2. In a surface layer of the alloy-plated layer, a Co concentration is in a range of 20 to 60 atom %, and a Fe concentration is in a range of 5 to 30 atom %. In the alloy-plated layer, a region having a thickness of 2 ?m or more, in which a total of a Ni concentration and the Co concentration is 10 atom % or more and the Fe concentration is 5 atom % or more, is present. The base steel sheet has a predetermined chemical composition, and a ferrite grain size number is 10 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takehiro Takahashi, Mamoru Saito, Kiyokazu Ishizuka, Yasuto Goto
  • Patent number: 11322805
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a battery pack including a plurality of battery cells that have electrode tabs protruding from an outer surface includes stacking the battery cells and housing the battery cells in a case so that the electrode tabs of adjacent battery cells are folded and overlap each other, and welding the electrode tabs together through a window of the case, the window being provided at a position opposite a folded and overlapping portion of the electrode tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Marelli Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Motohashi, Takayuki Hirase
  • Patent number: 11302978
    Abstract: A battery housing for the structural integration of batteries in a vehicle, in particular an aircraft or spacecraft, includes an inner housing for receiving a battery, and an outer housing which surrounds the inner housing such that a cavity is formed between the inner housing and the outer housing, wherein pins are formed in the cavity and connect the inner housing to the outer housing. A battery arrangement includes at least one battery housing of this type and at least one battery which is arranged in the inner housing of the at least one battery housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
    Inventors: Gregor Christian Endres, Markus J. Weber
  • Patent number: 11282649
    Abstract: A capacitor includes a capacitor element, a first electrode, a second electrode, a first bus bar, a second bus bar, an exterior member, and a filler resin. The first electrode is disposed on an end face of the capacitor element. The second electrode is disposed on another end face of the capacitor element. The first bus bar is connected to the first electrode. The second bus bar is connected to the second electrode. The exterior member covers the capacitor element. The filler resin fills an interior of the exterior member. The exterior member includes a metal laminate film and has an opening to lead out a part of the first bus bar and a part of the second bus bar. The opening is sealed with the filler resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Takeoka, Kazuhiro Nakatsubo, Taiyou Tsukahara, Hideki Masumi
  • Patent number: 11264680
    Abstract: Embodiments of secondary batteries having electrode assemblies are provided. A secondary battery can comprise an electrode assembly having a stacked series of layers, the stacked series of layers having an offset between electrode and counter-electrode layers in a unit cell member of the stacked series. A set of constraints can be provided with a primary constraint system with first and second primary growth constraints separated from each other in a longitudinal direction, and connected by at least one primary connecting member, and a secondary constraint system comprises first and second secondary growth constraints separated in a second direction and connected by members of the stacked series of layers. The primary constraint system may at least partially restrain growth of the electrode assembly in the longitudinal direction, and the secondary constraint system may at least partially restrain growth in the second direction that is orthogonal to the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: ENOVIX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert S. Busacca, Ashok Lahiri, Murali Ramasubramanian, Bruno A. Valdes, Gardner Cameron Dales, Christopher J. Spindt, Geoffrey Matthew Ho, Harrold J. Rust, III, James D. Wilcox, John F. Varni, Kim Han Lee, Nirav S. Shah, Richard J. Contreras, Lynn Van Erden, Ken S. Matsubayashi, Jeremie J. Dalton, Jason Newton Howard, Robert Keith Rosen, Jonathan C. Doan, Michael J. Armstrong, Anthony Calcaterra, Benjamin L. Cardozo, Joshua David Winans, Neelam Singh, Jeffrey Glenn Buck, Thomas John Schuerlein, Kim Lester Fortunati, Neal Sarswat
  • Patent number: 11251485
    Abstract: A lead-acid battery (100) is provided with a lid (14). An external flow passage (530) communicating with a communication chamber (520) through a vent hole (321) and communicating with a discharge port (405) of a lid (14) is formed inside the lid (14). A compartment fence (452, 454) continuously extending over the entire width of the external flow passage (530) is formed in the external flow passage (530). A residual volume is larger than the volume of the communication chamber (520), the residual volume being obtained by subtracting, from the total volume of a plurality of external spaces (460, 462, 464) divided by the compartment fence (452, 454), the volume of the discharge-side external space (464) closest to the discharge port among the plurality of external spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: GS Yuasa International Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Akimoto
  • Patent number: 11242591
    Abstract: A surface-treated metal plate including: a metal plate; and a nickel-cobalt binary alloy layer formed on the metal plate. When a part having a content ratio of oxygen atoms of 5 atomic % or more as measured by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic analysis is an oxide coating film, the nickel-cobalt binary alloy layer contains the oxide coating film with a thickness of 0.5 to 30 nm on a surface thereof, and when a pressure cooker test including temperature increasing, retention for 72 hours under a water-vapor atmosphere at a temperature of 105° C. and a relative humidity of 100% RH, and temperature decreasing is performed, the amount of increase in the thickness of the oxide coating film is 28 nm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: TOYO KOHAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Nakano, Daisuke Matsushige, Koh Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 11239514
    Abstract: A lithium ion battery (100) of the invention includes a battery main body (10) which includes one or more power generation elements configured by laminating a positive electrode layer, an electrolyte layer, and a negative electrode layer, in this order; an outer package (20) which includes at least a heat-fusion resin layer (21) and a barrier layer (23), and in which the battery main body (10) is sealed; and a pair of electrode terminals (30), each of which is electrically connected to the battery main body (10) and at least a part of which is exposed to the outside of the outer package (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Envision AESC Japan Ltd.
    Inventor: Fumiaki Obonai
  • Patent number: 11233264
    Abstract: A rechargeable button cell including a housing half-parts comprising a housing cup and a housing top separated from one another by an electrically insulating seal or film seal is disclosed. The button cell includes an electrode-separator assembly within the housing having a positive and a negative electrode in the form of flat layers connected to one another by a porous plastic film separator. The electrodes each include a metallic film or mesh embedded in a respective electrode material as a current collector, which acts as an output conductor that connects the electrodes to one of the flat bottom or flat top areas of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: VARTA MICROBATTERY GMBH
    Inventors: Eduard Pytlik, Jürgen Lindner, Ulrich Barenthin, Winfried Gaugler
  • Patent number: 11217845
    Abstract: A battery includes a can that includes a base material including iron and a nickel layer provided on a surface of the base material, an electrode element accommodated in the can, an insulating plate provided between the electrode element and a bottom of the can, and a metal-containing material provided between the insulating plate and the bottom of the can. An oxidation-reduction potential of the metal-containing material in a non-aqueous electrolytic solution is 1.5 V (vsLi/Li+) or higher an lower than 3.25 V (vsLi/Li+).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshikazu Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11205803
    Abstract: A secondary battery for cycling between a charged and a discharged state, wherein a 2D map of the median vertical position of the first opposing vertical end surface of the electrode active material in the X-Z plane, along the length LE of the electrode active material layer, traces a first vertical end surface plot, EVP1, a 2D map of the median vertical position of the first opposing vertical end surface of the counter-electrode active material layer in the X-Z plane, along the length LC of the counter-electrode active material layer, traces a first vertical end surface plot, CEVP1, wherein for at least 60% of the length Lc of the first counter-electrode active material layer (i) the absolute value of a separation distance, SZ1, between the plots EVP1 and CEVP1 measured in the vertical direction is 1000 ?m?|SZ1|?5 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Enovix Corporation
    Inventors: Robert S. Busacca, Ashok Lahiri, Murali Ramasubramanian, Bruno A. Valdes, Gardner Cameron Dales, Christopher J. Spindt, Geoffrey Matthew Ho, Harrold J. Rust, III, James D. Wilcox, John F. Varni, Kim Han Lee, Nirav S. Shah, Richard J. Contreras, Lynn Van Erden, Ken S. Matsubayashi, Jeremie J. Dalton, Jason Newton Howard, Robert Keith Rosen
  • Patent number: 11196130
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connecting pole (1) for a rechargeable battery (12) having the following features: a) the connecting pole (1) has a connecting section (2), in which a pole terminal can be fastened on the connecting pole (1), b) the connecting pole (1) has a fastening section (3), in which the connecting pole (1) can be fastened in a housing part (5) of the rechargeable battery (12), c) the fastening section (3) has a labyrinth section (4), d) the outer wall (6) of the connecting pole (1) has, in the labyrinth section (4), one or more peripheral projections (7, 8, 10), e) at least two adjacently arranged peripheral projections (70, 71, 72, 73, 80, 81, 82, 83) are flanged in pairs in the mutually facing direction, wherein a recess (11) is formed on each of the peripheral projections (70, 71, 72, 73, 80, 81, 82, 83) with respect to the outer wall (6) of the connecting pole (1) by the flanged region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Clarios Germany GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Anne-Laure Ledoux, Peter Streuer
  • Patent number: 11196123
    Abstract: A battery pack (1) includes a housing (2) and an array (40) of electrochemical cells (80) disposed in the housing (2). The housing (2) includes a container (3) and a lid (30) that closes an open end of the container (3). The container (3) has a base (4), a sidewall (8) that surrounds the base (4), and a spring plate (110) disposed inside the side wall (8) between the cells (80) and the sidewall (8). The spring plate (110) is free standing within the container (3) and applies a spring force to the cell array (40) that restrains the cells (80) along an axis normal to the surface of the spring plates (110). The lid (30) includes inwardly-protruding pins (50, 60) that further restrain the cells (80) within the housing (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignees: Robert Bosch Battery Systems GmbH, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Kecheng Xu, Alexander Foitzik, David Nietling, Henrik Wolfgang Behm, Klaus Spieske, Kyle Schultz, Mehul Botadra, Rainer Menig, Robert Kohler, Ruben Jung, Sinasi Temiz, Walter Jasch, Martin Kassner
  • Patent number: 11183742
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a casing for a secondary battery shaped to receive an electrode assembly, and a secondary battery including the same. The casing for a secondary battery functions to scavenge hydrogen fluoride (HF) generated during the charging/discharging of a battery. In an embodiment, the casing for a secondary battery includes a casing material which is arranged such that an inner surface of the casing material defines has a receiving portion corresponding to the shape of an electrode assembly, and a polymer sheet disposed on the inner surface of the casing material, wherein the polymer sheet having a hydrogen fluoride (HF) scavenger contained therein or disposed on a surface thereof, and wherein the polymer sheet is capable of dissolving at pH 3 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventors: Dae-Soo Kim, Min-Kyung Kim
  • Patent number: 11177542
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a secondary battery and a battery module. The secondary battery comprises a case, comprising a base plate and a side plate connected with the base plate, wherein the base plate and the side plate form a receiving hole and an opening in communication with the receiving hole, the opening is arranged opposite to the base plate in an axial direction of the receiving hole, and the base plate has a thickness larger than that of the side plate; a cap assembly, sealingly connected with the side plate to close the opening; and an electrode assembly, disposed in the receiving hole and comprising two or more electrode units, which are stacked in the axial direction, and each electrode unit is arranged with a wide side opposite to the base plate and a narrow side toward the side plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited
    Inventors: Fei Hu, Haizu Jin, Dongyang Shi, Zhenhua Li, Ning Chen, Yuanbao Chen
  • Patent number: 11165113
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a pouch-shaped battery cell configured to have a structure in which an electrode assembly is received in a pouch-shaped battery case together with an electrolytic solution, wherein the pouch-shaped battery case is made of a laminate sheet including a metal layer and a resin layer, an upper edge of the pouch-shaped battery case, from which electrode terminals protrude outward, and opposite side edges of the pouch-shaped battery case, which are adjacent to the upper edge of the pouch-shaped battery case, are thermally fused to constitute a sealed portion of the pouch-shaped battery case, the opposite side edges of the pouch-shaped battery case being bent perpendicularly from the upper edge of the pouch-shaped battery case toward an electrode assembly receiving unit for receiving the electrode assembly, and a protective film is attached so as to wrap the perpendicularly bent opposite side edges of the pouch-shaped battery case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Hwa Lee, In Gu An, Jae Han Jung, Eun Seok Choi
  • Patent number: 11152659
    Abstract: Disclosed are a secondary battery and a method for manufacturing the same. According to an embodiment of the present invention, there is provided a secondary battery, including: an exterior material which includes a pouch film and a sealing portion formed at an outer side of the pouch film; and an electrode assembly which includes a plurality of electrode bodies laminated with a separator interposed therebetween and are packaged by the exterior material, wherein a pair of forming portions are formed within the pouch film to house the electrode assembly, and a predetermined interval is formed between the pair of forming portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: SK INNOVATION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hee-Gyoung Kang
  • Patent number: 11133548
    Abstract: An interface sealing component for enclosing electrical battery cable between a cover and an array of batteries includes a base member having a first side shaped to matingly engage a battery surface of one or more batteries. A second side of the interface sealing component is opposite the first side, and is shaped to matingly engage a battery cover so that the base member forms an interior volume between the battery surface and the battery cover. Each battery surface has at least one terminal disposed on the battery surface into the interior volume through a base aperture in the base member. In this manner, the interface sealing component and battery cover can seal a number of battery terminals from outside environmental conditions, such as dust, moisture, or chemical exposure that can damage the battery terminals and reduce the operating life of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Volvo Group Canada Inc.
    Inventors: François Matte, Jean-François Leclerc
  • Patent number: 11128012
    Abstract: A battery module includes a plurality of battery blocks arranged in an X direction and thermal insulating boards that are each disposed between the battery blocks adjacent to each other in the X direction. The thermal insulating boards have a thermal insulating property. Each battery block includes a plurality of cylindrical batteries closely arranged in two or more rows in a staggered formation, with central axes of the cylindrical batteries being parallel to each other, and a block case entirely surrounding a periphery of a battery unit made up of the plurality of the cylindrical batteries so that the plurality of cylindrical batteries stays closely arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshito Kaga, Takeshi Enomoto
  • Patent number: 11121433
    Abstract: A wiring module configured to connect a power storage element group including power storage elements to external member includes: a connection member that connects electrodes of a pair of the power storage elements; an insulating protector that is attached to an electrode surface of the power storage element group and that houses the connection member; an electric cable that includes one end to be connected to a terminal electrode of the power storage element group and another end to be connected to the external member, and that is folded back from the one end to the other end; and a holding part that is provided to the insulating protector, and is configured to hold the electric cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS. LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES. LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIK KAISHA
    Inventors: Taiji Yanagida, Shinichi Takase, Yasuhiko Kotera, Yoshiaki Kuroyanagi, Koichi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11094959
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a secondary battery is provided. According to the manufacturing method, laser light includes first peak light applied to a first irradiation position located on a cover body, second peak light applied to a second irradiation position located between the first irradiation position and a connecting surface, and third peak light applied to the connecting surface. The first peak light is higher in intensity than the second peak light and the third peak light. The third peak light is higher in intensity than the second peak light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroya Umeyama, Ichiro Murata
  • Patent number: 11094983
    Abstract: Disclosed are a secondary battery and a method for manufacturing the same. According to an embodiment of the present invention, there is provided a secondary battery, including: an exterior material which includes a pouch film and a sealing portion formed at an outer side of the pouch film; and an electrode assembly which includes a plurality of electrode bodies laminated with a separator interposed therebetween and are packaged by the exterior material, wherein a pair of forming portions are formed within the pouch film to house the electrode assembly, and a predetermined interval is formed between the pair of forming portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: SK INNOVATION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hee-Gyoung Kang
  • Patent number: 11095007
    Abstract: In an apparatus for bending a current breaking member of a battery pack, the apparatus includes a bending jig having a support configured so that a current breaking member electrically connected to an electrode lead of a battery cell is placed thereon; a rotation driving unit having a portion connected to the bending jig so that the bending jig rotates based on a rotation axis thereof; and a bending guide unit configured to press and fix the electrode lead so that a bending line dividing a bent portion and a non-bent portion of the electrode lead of the battery cell is set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventor: Sung-Ho Choi
  • Patent number: 11081755
    Abstract: A molded housing may enclose an electronic component and include an electrically conductive contact component embedded within an exterior wall to conduct electricity between an interior and an exterior of the casing. The contact component may include two knurled areas separated by a recessed groove. The knurled areas and recessed groove may be coplanar with the exterior wall. The knurled areas and recessed groove may form an interface with the molded casing to seal the casing against ingress of liquid into the interior. The molded casing may include an upper housing and a lower housing formed from a combination of a rigid member and a flexible member. The rigid member may have a plurality of rigid regions, and the flexible member may have a plurality of flexible regions formed between neighboring rigid regions. The flexible member may be molded onto the rigid member using a two-shot injection molding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Inventus Power, Inc.
    Inventors: Elijah Brett Goldin, Timothy James Vallaro, Bryan Rossman, Daniel Paul Rose, Marcelo Nicosia, Horace C. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 11069930
    Abstract: An energy storage apparatus including: an outer case having a bottom wall and a side wall; an energy storage device; an insulating member disposed at a position where the energy storage device is sandwiched between the bottom wall and the insulating member; a first adhesive layer which makes the insulating member and the energy storage device adhere to each other; and a second adhesive layer which makes the insulating member and the side wall adhere to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Shogo Tsuruta, Yuichiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11038230
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition, a laminate, a packaging material, a battery case packaging material, and a battery, and the composition includes: a modified olefin polymer (A) that is a modified olefin polymer, the modified olefin polymer being a polymer (a) of a C2 to C20 ?-olefin modified by a monomer (b) having a functional group reactive with an epoxy group or an oxazoline group; a crosslinking agent (B) including at least one of an epoxy compound and an oxazoline compound; and a catalyst (C) having a pKa of 11 or more, the modified olefin polymer (A) satisfying the following requirements (i) and (ii): Requirement (i): the polymer (a) contains a structural unit derived from a C4 to C20 ?-olefin, and Requirement (ii): a heat of fusion of the polymer (A), as measured according to JIS K7122, is 0 to 50 J/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshihito Hirota, Yuichi Itou
  • Patent number: 11031636
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing having a mounting portion to which a battery is mountable; and the battery mounted to the mounting portion, wherein the battery includes: a battery pouch comprising at least one conductive terminal exposed to the outside; a circuit board electrically connected to the exposed at least one conductive terminal and having at least one circuit element mounted thereon to electrically protect the battery pouch; a case including a first plate and a lateral plate extended to be bent from the first plate, wherein the circuit board is disposed in a space surrounded by the first plate and the lateral plate, and the first plate protrudes further than the accommodated circuit board in an opposite direction of a lateral wall of the battery pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Hyun-Mi Cheong, Kwangjin Bae, Howon Lee, Hongmoon Cheon, Byounguk Yoon, Minsung Lee
  • Patent number: 11024912
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of sealing a side portion of a pouch-shaped battery including an electrode current collector and a pouch-shaped battery case, the method including bending a lower case and an upper case connected to the lower case such that the upper case faces the lower case and the electrode current collector is disposed in the lower case, the lower case and the upper case being connected to one another at a bent portion of the pouch-shaped battery case, a primary sealing step of sealing the lower end part of the side portion of the pouch-shaped battery case adjacent to the bent portion of the pouch-shaped battery case, and a secondary sealing step of sealing the entirety of the side portion of the pouch-shaped battery case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Tai Joon Seo, Ki Eun Sung
  • Patent number: 10999958
    Abstract: Apparatus for protecting sensitive equipment from impact, dust, dirt, moisture, smoke, and flame has a container that attaches to load bearing equipment used by military, law enforcement and related professions. Apparatus for an attachable protective case capable isolating sensitive equipment from electromagnetic radiation. The apparatus can include an attachment component pivotably associated with the container. A distal end of the attachment component can include a locking feature releasably engageable with a corresponding locking feature disposed on a portion of the container such that the attachment component captures a portion of material of a separate device between the attachment component and the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Andrew G. C. Frazier
  • Patent number: 10998538
    Abstract: A first projecting portion is disposed between a head portion of an external terminal and a gasket body of a gasket, the first projecting portion projecting toward the gasket body from a first opposedly-facing surface which opposedly faces a case of the head portion, the first projecting portion surrounding the shaft portion, the first projecting portion having a pressing surface which directly or indirectly presses the gasket body in a projecting direction of the first projecting portion. The gasket has the second and third opposedly-facing surfaces, the second opposedly-facing surface opposedly facing the head portion, the third opposedly-facing surface opposedly facing the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Masakazu Tsutsumi, Takuma Tonari
  • Patent number: 10971705
    Abstract: Provided are a pouch for a secondary battery, which is capable of minimizing a folded area of a bridge part of the pouch that is manufactured by folding two accommodation parts to overlap each other, and a die for forming the pouch for the secondary battery. The pouch for the secondary battery includes a lower accommodation part accommodating an electrode assembly therein, an upper accommodation part covering an opening of the lower accommodation part, and a bridge part connecting the lower accommodation part to the upper accommodation part. When the lower accommodation part and the upper accommodation part are unfolded, a height of the bridge part, which is measured from a bottom surface of the lower accommodation part, is lower than that of the lower accommodation part, which is measured from the bottom surface of the lower accommodation part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Dai Hien Li, Woo Yong Lee, Jae Hoon Yoo, Shin Hwa Lee, Kieun Sung, Tae Young Moon, Seung Cheol Choi
  • Patent number: 10930900
    Abstract: A battery cell for an electric vehicle battery pack can include a housing and a gasket. The housing can define a sidewall of the battery cell that extends between an open end of the housing and a closed end of the housing. The open end of the housing can include an uneven rim pattern having a plurality of peak regions and a plurality of valley regions to define a plurality of tabs. The plurality of peak regions can engage the gasket to seal the housing with the gasket. Each of the plurality of tabs can define a respective flat crimped area. Each flat crimped area can have a surface area between one square millimeter and five square millimeters. At least one of the flat crimped areas can provide a surface for bonding with a wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SF Motors, Inc.
    Inventors: Ying Liu, Kent Wing Kin Chung, Scott Quinlan Freeman Monismith, Jeremy Andrew Elsberry, Yifan Tang
  • Patent number: 10923692
    Abstract: A battery cell (1) has electrodes (9), an electrolyte (7) and a housing (3) surrounding the electrodes (9) and the electrolytes (7). The housing (3) is composed of a plurality of housing components (11) adhesively bonded to one another by an adhesive composite (13) along opposite abutment faces (21). The adhesive composite (13) has a first adhesive composite component (15) which is interposed between the opposite abutment faces (21) and which is resistant and impermeable to the electrolyte (9); a second adhesive composite component (17) which is over regions of the two housing components (11) adjacent to the first adhesive composite component (15), and which is composed of a cured material; and a third adhesive composite component (19) which is over regions of the two housing components (11) adjacent to the second adhesive composite component (17) and which is impermeable to water and/or oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Ringk
  • Patent number: 10873111
    Abstract: A battery includes a metal can having a bottom, a top opening, and four sides. The battery also includes a plurality of cells stacked inside the metal can, wherein at least two opposing sides of the four sides of the metal can are biased inward against the plurality of cells to provide compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: WISK AERO LLC
    Inventors: John Melack, Thomas P. Muniz, Nihal Murthy
  • Patent number: 10854396
    Abstract: A packaging material for electrochemical cells, which has insulating properties sufficient for preventing a short circuit, while exhibiting excellent electrolyte solution resistance and water vapor barrier properties. A packaging material for electrochemical cells is obtained by sequentially laminating a metal layer, an adhesive resin layer and a thermally adhesive resin layer in this order, wherein: a base coating layer is provided between the metal layer and the adhesive resin layer; and the base coating layer contains at least a zirconium oxide (A) having an average particle diameter within the range of from 1 nm to 500 nm (inclusive), one or more phosphorus-containing compounds (B) selected from the group of phosphorus compounds having 4 or more phosphonic groups in each molecule, and an acid-modified polyolefin resin (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignees: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD., NIHON PARKERIZING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Yokota, Rikiya Yamashita, Yasuhiko Nagashima
  • Patent number: 10844457
    Abstract: The present invention provides a ferritic stainless steel foil high in stretch-expand formability and further small in anisotropy of deformation with respect to stretch-expand forming even with ultrathin steel foil with a thickness of 60 ?m or less. The ferritic stainless steel foil has a thickness of 5 ?m to 60 ?m, wherein a recrystallization rate of the stainless steel foil is 90% to 100%, and in an orientation distribution function obtained by analysis of a crystalline texture of the stainless steel foil, when a Euler angle ?2 is 45°±10°, at a plane expressed by a Euler angle ? of 53.4°±10°, a maximum peak strength ratio in peak strength ratios shown by orientations corresponding to a Euler angle ?1 is 25 or less, where the Euler angle ?1 is 0 to 90°. The ferritic stainless steel foil may be laminated with a resin film and is useful for producing a battery case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CHEMICAL & MATERIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroto Unno, Naoya Sawaki, Naoki Fujimoto, Masahiro Fukuda, Tomohiro Uno, Toru Inaguma
  • Patent number: 10818881
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a battery that includes a chargeable/dischargeable battery cell and an outer case that houses the battery cell. The outer case having first and second top plates overlapping each other as viewed in a thickness direction thereof. The first top plate has a first convex part and a first concave part having mutually different heights in the thickness direction, the second top plate has a second convex part and a second concave part having mutually different heights in the thickness direction. The first convex part overlaps the second concave part as viewed in the thickness direction, and the second convex part overlaps the first concave part as viewed in the thickness direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Mino, Mikio Tsuruoka
  • Patent number: 10797352
    Abstract: A secondary battery having a three-dimensional (“3D”) structure with a curvature and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. The secondary battery includes a 3D electrode structure, and a first collector layer and a second collector layer, which are disposed on the 3D electrode structure. The 3D electrode structure is curved in a thickness direction thereof to have a curvature, and the first collector layer and the second collector layer have a curvature corresponding to the curvature of the 3D electrode structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huisu Jeong, Hwiyeol Park, Jin S. Heo, Kyounghwan Kim, Hojung Yang, Sungjin Lim
  • Patent number: 10790478
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a plate-shaped battery cell including an electrode assembly, which includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator, and a cell case, in which the electrode assembly is mounted, outer edges of the cell case being sealed by thermal bonding, wherein the electrode assembly is configured such that each electrode plate having the same polarity is partitioned into at least two electrode parts having different planar shapes and sizes, the electrode assembly is provided at a region thereof at which outer edges of the electrode parts intersect each other with at least one outside corner, at which the outer edges intersect each other at an angle of 30 to 150 degrees, and an outside recess is formed in a region of each of the electrode plates and the separator corresponding to the outer corner such that the outside recess is formed so as to be recessed inward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Baek Ryu, Dong Myung Kim
  • Patent number: 10777785
    Abstract: A battery packaging material includes a laminate that includes at least a base material layer, a metal layer, an insulating layer, and a sealant layer laminated in this order. The insulating layer is formed of a resin composition containing a modified polyolefin resin modified with an unsaturated carboxylic acid or acid anhydride thereof and has a hardness, when measured by using a nanoindenter and pressing an indenter 5 ?m into the insulating layer from a cross-section of the laminate in the laminating direction thereof, that ranges from 10 MPa to 300 MPa. In the sealant layer, an elastic modulus, when measured by using a nanoindenter and pressing an indenter 5 ?m into the sealant layer from a cross-section of the laminate in the laminating direction thereof, ranges from 100 MPa to 1000 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Ojiri, Tsuyoshi Suzuki, Kazuhiko Yokota, Rikiya Yamashita, Masakazu Kandori
  • Patent number: 10756311
    Abstract: A secondary battery with high capacity per unit volume can be provided. A flexible secondary battery with a novel structure can be provided. A secondary battery that can be bent repeatedly can be provided. A highly reliable secondary battery can be provided. A long-life secondary battery can be provided. A secondary battery comprises an inner structure and an exterior body that surrounds the inner structure. The inner structure comprises a positive electrode and a negative electrode. The exterior body comprises a first exterior film and a second exterior film. A region comprising reduced graphene oxide lies between the first exterior film and the second exterior film. The graphene oxide preferably comprises a region where the concentration of oxygen is higher than or equal to 2 atomic percent and lower than or equal to 20 atomic percent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryota Tajima
  • Patent number: 10752121
    Abstract: Provided is a battery pack including a pack case configured to form an exterior; a cell assembly accommodated in the pack case, and including a plurality of battery cells respectively including electrode leads; a pack cover configured to cover the pack case so as to package the cell assembly; and a lead connecting substrate provided between the cell assembly and the pack cover, configured to connect the electrode leads of the plurality of battery cells to one another, and including insert-molded terminals penetrating through the pack cover to be connected to an external power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Seung-Sik Yu, Sung-Jong Kim, Jun-Yeob Seong
  • Patent number: 10731440
    Abstract: A fuel cell for use in downhole applications stores steam created by the chemical reaction in a desiccant like Zeolite. The fuel cell also uses ambient hydrostatic pressure to increase cell voltage and power-density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE Company, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Kruspe, Joachim F. Oppelt
  • Patent number: 10714712
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a can having a curvature and an opening at a side thereof; an electrode assembly accommodated in the can; a cap assembly including a cap plate sealing the opening of the can and an electrode pin in a center of the cap plate; and an insulating case between the electrode assembly and the cap assembly, the insulating case including a first insulating unit and a second insulating unit that are separated from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jae-Il Seong