Having Terminal Patents (Class 429/178)
  • Patent number: 10879572
    Abstract: In order to provide a power supply device having a high rigidity and a light weight, power supply device includes: one or more cell stacked bodies each formed by stacking secondary battery cells; a circuit board including a control circuit electrically connected to the cell stacked bodies; resin-made battery case for storing the cell stacked bodies and circuit board; metal-made lower frame for covering the bottom surface of battery case; and metal-made upper frame for covering the upper surface of battery case. Battery case has a waterproof structure. Battery case is grasped by connecting upper frame to lower frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wataru Okada, Yoshiaki Ueta, Shuichi Sugawara, Yoshihiro Shiotsu
  • Patent number: 10826048
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes a retainer and/or an insulation plate having bilateral symmetry, thereby improving work efficiency and productivity. In one or more exemplary embodiments, the secondary battery includes: an electrode assembly; a case receiving the electrode assembly; a cap plate coupled to a top portion of the case and sealing the case; a current collector including a terminal connector positioned between the electrode assembly and the cap plate, and an electrode connector bent from an end of the terminal connector, positioned between the electrode assembly and the case, and having a coupling hole formed therein; an insulation plate positioned on the electrode assembly and coupled to the terminal connector; and a retainer coupled to the electrode connector and including a fixing hook engaged with the coupling hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seung Ho Kwak
  • Patent number: 10700321
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electrode lead that ensures safety of a secondary battery when gas is generated within the secondary battery. The electrode lead is included in a pouch-type secondary battery in which outer circumferential parts of a pouch casing are sealed and an electrode assembly is accommodated in a center part of the pouch casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Seung-Su Cho, Dong-Hyun Kim, Jin-Young Kim, Gi-Su Jeong, Won-Seok Jeong, Seung-Don Choi, Won-Pill Hwang
  • Patent number: 10693120
    Abstract: Provided is an energy storage device which can easily fix plates of an electrode assembly to a container. An energy storage device (10) includes: an electrode assembly (500) formed by stacking plates; and a container (100) which accommodates the electrode assembly (500), wherein the container (100) includes: a body portion (200); and a conductive terminal portion (300) connected to the body portion (200), and the terminal portion (300) includes a first portion (310) and a second portion (320) which sandwich the plates therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Marcel Wilka, Naoto Takebayashi
  • Patent number: 10693121
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed toward a rechargeable battery including: an electrode assembly including a first electrode and a second electrode, each of which includes an electrode plate and an electrode uncoated region; a case for accommodating the electrode assembly and having an opening; a cap assembly coupled to the opening to seal the case; and a current collecting member between the cap assembly and the electrode assembly and respectively coupled to an electrode uncoated region of the first electrode and an electrode uncoated region of the second electrode. The current collecting member includes a first current collector that faces one side of the cap assembly, a second current collector that contacts the electrode uncoated region, and a connecting portion that is shifted toward one side of the first current collector and connects the first and second current collectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-Kyoon Park, Yong-Chul Seo, Seung-Ho Kwak
  • Patent number: 10686213
    Abstract: A battery includes a first electrode layer; and a second electrode layer disposed on the first electrode layer and serving as a counter electrode for the first electrode layer, wherein the first electrode layer includes a first current collector, a first active material layer, and a first solid electrolyte layer, the first active material layer is disposed to be in contact with the first current collector and to occupy a smaller area than the first current collector, the first solid electrolyte layer is disposed to be in contact with the first current collector and the first active material layer and to occupy the same area as the first current collector, the first active material layer faces the second electrode layer with the first solid electrolyte layer therebetween, and the first electrode layer includes a peripheral portion including a first rounded portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuya Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 10673055
    Abstract: A secondary battery, including a case including an internal space; an electrode assembly in the case, the electrode assembly having a current collection tab drawn from a positive electrode plate, a current collection tab drawn from a negative electrode plate, and a separator between the positive electrode plate and the negative electrode plate; an electrode terminal electrically connected to each of the current collection tab; an insulation plate between the electrode assembly and the electrode terminal; and a cap plate exposing the electrode terminal, the cap plate sealing the case, the insulation plate including one or more protrusions on a surface facing the cap plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minhyung Guen, Yongchul Seo, Seungho Kwak
  • Patent number: 10673178
    Abstract: A terminal block in which outflow of a sealing portion made of a rubber-based adhesive can be suppressed even when exposed to a heated environment, and the sealing properties can be maintained. The terminal block includes a housing having a resin portion, a bus bar, and the sealing portion. The bus bar integrally includes an embedded portion embedded in the resin portion, and a connecting portion projecting outward from the resin portion. The sealing portion fills a gap between the embedded portion and the resin portion. The sealing portion is made of a rubber-based adhesive. The bus bar includes a base material made of Cu or a Cu alloy, and an Sn-based plated layer made of Sn or an Sn alloy and partially covering a surface of the base material. The base material is exposed at a sealing region in contact with the sealing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuo Nakashima, Katsufumi Matsui, Takashi Kawakami
  • Patent number: 10651455
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery includes: a case accommodating an electrode assembly; a cap plate closing and sealing an opening of the case; an electrode terminal including a rivet terminal being coupled to the electrode assembly and extending through a terminal opening in the cap plate, and a plate terminal being at an outer surface of the cap plate and coupled to the rivet terminal; and an insulating member electrically insulating the electrode terminal from the cap plate, the insulating member including a first insulator and a second insulator. The first insulator being between the cap plate and the plate terminal at an outer periphery of the rivet terminal, and the second insulator being coupled to the first insulator at an outer periphery of the first insulator and between the cap plate and the plate terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Myung-Jae Jang, Chi-Young Lee, Sang-Won Byun
  • Patent number: 10651456
    Abstract: In an all-solid-state battery including at least one short-circuit current shunt part and at least one electric element which are stacked, when the battery is constrained, cracking etc. of the adhesive in the short-circuit current shunt pail is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hajime Hasegawa, Yuki Matsushita, Mitsuru Tateishi, Hideaki Nishimura, Hideyo Ebisuzaki, Yusuke Okuhata, Norihiro Ose, Shigenori Hama
  • Patent number: 10651454
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly including first and second electrodes, a case in which the electrode assembly is accommodated, a cap plate combined to an opening of the case, the cap plate including a first terminal hole and a second terminal hole, a first electrode terminal passing through the first terminal hole of the cap plate and a second electrode terminal passing through the second terminal hole of the cap plate, and a lead tab connecting the electrode assembly to the second electrode terminal. The second electrode terminal includes a press-fit portion protruding therefrom, the press-fit portion being press-fitted to the second terminal hole of the cap plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Myung-Jae Jang, Chi-Young Lee, Sang-Won Byun
  • Patent number: 10643795
    Abstract: An electrolytic capacitor includes an anode body with a dielectric layer; a solid electrolyte layer in contact with the dielectric layer; and an electrolytic solution. The solid electrolyte layer includes a ?-conjugated conductive polymer and a first sulfonic acid. The electrolytic solution includes a solvent and an acid component. And the acid component includes a second sulfonic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Tsubaki, Tatsuji Aoyama
  • Patent number: 10622603
    Abstract: A battery pack includes battery modules and a base member on which the battery modules are mounted. The battery modules include a plurality of unit cells are stacked in a thickness direction, have a flat shape and positive and negative terminals for transferring input and output of electric power. The terminals are disposed on an opposite side of the base member side in the battery module. The unit cells include a cell body that includes a power generation element and an electrode tab. The battery module includes a pair of first cover members in the stacking direction and a pair of second cover members in a direction that intersects with the stacking direction and that intersects with a direction in which the electrode tab extends. The second cover members are joined to the first cover members while the stacked unit cells are pressurized in the stacking direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Envision AESC Japan Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Nakai, Yasuhiro Yanagihara, Manabu Fukuoka
  • Patent number: 10608286
    Abstract: Provided is a secondary cell which is resistant to vibration and impact. The secondary cell includes a flat wound group supported, through an insulator, at a lid on which external terminals are arranged, and a cell case for housing the flat wound group. In the secondary cell, a flat portion of the flat wound group has a gap between the flat portion and a wide surface of the cell case, and is held on the wide surface near a cell case bottom through a holding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Kubota, Masaaki Iwasa, Hitoshi Nishimori, Akihide Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10573861
    Abstract: A lithium-ion battery module includes a housing having a plurality of partitions configured to define a plurality of compartments within a housing. The battery module also includes a lithium-ion cell element provided in each of the compartments of the housing. The battery module further includes a cover coupled to the housing and configured to route electrolyte into each of the compartments. The cover is also configured to seal the compartments of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Clarios Advanced Soltuions LLC
    Inventors: Jason D. Fuhr, Gary P. Houchin-Miller, Gerald K. Bowen, John P. Dinkelman, Dharmendra Patel, Alex A. Molinaroli
  • Patent number: 10468193
    Abstract: A capacitor component includes a capacitor body including dielectric layers and first and second internal electrodes alternately stacked; and a connection terminal coupled to the capacitor body and including a buffer member having insulating properties and at least one conductive fiber portion penetrating through the buffer member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Heung Kil Park, Young Key Kim
  • Patent number: 10468660
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes: an electrode assembly; a case accommodating the electrode assembly; an electrode tab extending from the electrode assembly; a sealing part for insulating the electrode tab from the case; and an insulation film around the electrode tab and between the sealing part and the electrode assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taegon Kim, Andrew Kim, Youngkwang Yun, Joonsup Kim, Jaehyung Kim, Hoseong Kim, Kichul Ham, Minhee Lee, Daesung Ro, Jaehee Ha, Junhyung Lee, Jungmin Kang, Junggun Lim, Jaehee Kyoung, Jinwoo Kim
  • Patent number: 10461304
    Abstract: A cylindrical battery including an electrode body in which a negative electrode plate and a positive electrode plate to which a plurality of positive electrode leads is connected are wound with a separator interposed therebetween; an upper insulating plate disposed on the electrode body; a positive electrode current collector plate disposed on the upper insulating plate; a sealing body; and an outer can. A first positive electrode lead extends between the upper insulating plate and the current collector plate after passing through a through-hole of the upper insulating plate and is bent onto the current collector plate at an outer circumference portion thereof, and a second positive electrode lead extends along the outside of an outer circumference portion of the upper insulating plate and is bent onto the current collector plate at the outer circumference portion thereof. Those positive electrode leads are all connected to the current collector plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Fukuoka, Shuichi Yamashita, Yuma Yamaguchi, Kyosuke Miyata
  • Patent number: 10454133
    Abstract: A secondary battery is disclosed. In one aspect, the secondary battery includes an electrode assembly and a case comprising an accommodation region configured to accommodate the electrode assembly. The accommodation region has a first width in a center area thereof and a second width in opposing ends thereof, and wherein the second width is greater than the first width. When the case configured to accommodate the electrode assembly is formed, formation errors caused by concentration of stress such as tearing of a raw material or thickness deviations may be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seunghee Park, Jeawoan Lee, Youngchang Lim, Soomi Eo, Euysun Jung, Kyung Kim, Jaemin Lim, Kyunghoon Cho, Kwonchul Kim
  • Patent number: 10431843
    Abstract: A frame body for a cell frame of a redox flow battery, the frame body including an outer peripheral portion, the outer peripheral portion including a thin region whose thickness gradually decreases in a direction from the center of the frame body toward the outer periphery of the frame body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Yamaguchi, Takashi Kanno, Kenji Motoi, Takeshi Yamana
  • Patent number: 10424809
    Abstract: A secondary battery including an electrode body that includes a positive electrode plate and a negative electrode plate, an outer body that houses the electrode body, a metal sealing plate that seals an opening of the outer body, a positive electrode collector electrically connected to the positive electrode plate and the sealing plate, a negative electrode external terminal connected to the negative electrode plate through a negative electrode collector. In the secondary battery, a first projection and a second projection are formed on a surface of the sealing plate on a battery inner side, the positive electrode collector includes a first opening and a cut-out, the first projection is disposed in the first opening, the first projection and an edge portion of the first opening is welded and connected to each other, and the second projection is disposed in the cut-out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichirou Yoshida, Yohei Muroya, Hiroshi Maesono, Hiroyuki Inoue
  • Patent number: 10396343
    Abstract: A lithium-ion battery cell includes an enclosure that includes a casing and a lid. The enclosure has an electrolyte fill hole disposed on a surface of the casing opposite the lid. An electrochemical cell is disposed within the enclosure. Additionally, a sealing patch is laser welded to the surface of the casing around the electrolyte fill hole, wherein the sealing patch is configured to seal the electrolyte fill hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: CPS TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventor: Matthew R. Tyler
  • Patent number: 10361463
    Abstract: A battery module according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a cell cartridge assembly including at least one battery cell and a plurality of stacking cartridges configured to respectively accommodate the at least one battery cell and arranged in layers in a height direction; and a sensing assembly mounted on at least one side of the cell cartridge assembly and configured to sense electrical characteristics of the at least one battery cell. Each of the stacking cartridges includes a bolt-assembling finger protruding from at least one corner area beyond other corner areas, and the bolt-assembling finger includes an assembly guide unit provided in a slot form. The sensing assembly includes a sensing assembly body provided in the form of a plate-shaped structure and having a plurality of sensing members mounted thereon, and an assembling plate integrally formed with the sensing assembly body and capable of being inserted into the assembly guide unit of the bolt-assembling finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Young-Ho Lee, Jun-Yeob Seong, Seong-Tae Kim
  • Patent number: 10347895
    Abstract: A conductive member module includes a flat cable that includes a plurality of conductors and an insulating coating covering the conductors, a distal end part of each of the conductors being exposed from the coating, and a plurality of conductive members each of which includes a plate-shaped main body and a conductor holding part, the main body being connected to a portion of each of the conductors exposed from the coating by welding, the conductor holding part being separated from the main body at other sides except for one side connected to the main body by cutting in the main body and being folded back toward the main body to hold a portion of each conductor closer to a base end side than a part welded to the main body, the conductive members being continuously arranged along an extending direction of the flat cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsunori Sato, Yutaro Okazaki
  • Patent number: 10340527
    Abstract: A lithium-ion secondary battery that includes a positive electrode including a sulfur-based positive active material containing at least sulfur and a negative electrode including a silicon-based negative active material containing at least silicon or a tin-based negative active material containing tin, in which lithium ions are easily implanted and moved. A positive electrode includes a positive current collector and a sulfur-based positive active material containing at least sulfur (S). A negative electrode includes a negative current collector and a silicon-based negative active material containing at least silicon (Si) or a tin-based negative active material containing tin (Sn). The positive current collector is made of an aluminum foil having a plurality of through holes. The negative current collector is made of a copper foil having a plurality of through holes. The positive electrode and the negative electrode are stacked via a separator to form an electrode group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiki Hama, Masaaki Sekiya
  • Patent number: 10340484
    Abstract: A hermetic packaging member for packaging and sealing an electrode assembly of an electrochemical device includes an edge unit and a receiving unit having a predetermined depth in a thickness direction of the hermetic packaging member from the edge unit to receive the electrode assembly therein. The receiving unit includes a slope portion connected to the edge unit and a plateau portion surrounded by the slope portion. The slope portion includes a plurality of ridges and a plurality of valleys defined between the plurality of ridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jaejun Chang, Moonseok Kwon, Jaeman Choi
  • Patent number: 10333113
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery including: an electrode assembly; a case containing the electrode assembly; a cap plate covering an opening of the case; a terminal extending outside the cap plate; a lead tab connecting the electrode assembly to the terminal; and a retainer coupled to the lead tab inside the case and arranged between the lead tab and the case, the retainer including an insertion guide facing away from the electrode assembly and being inclined toward the electrode assembly in a direction extending away from the cap plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung-Ho Kwak, Yong-Chul Seo, Min-Hyung Guen
  • Patent number: 10333130
    Abstract: A secondary battery is provided including an electrode assembly including a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate, and a separator; a case containing the electrode assembly; a first current collector electrically connected to the first electrode plate; a first terminal electrically connected to the first current collector; a second current collector electrically connected to the second electrode plate; and a second terminal electrically connected to the second current collector, wherein a plating is on a portion of at least one of the first terminal or the first current collector at which the first terminal contacts the first current collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Dukjung Kim
  • Patent number: 10319979
    Abstract: A battery includes a power generation component including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and an electrolyte, and a battery case accommodating the power generation component. The negative electrode includes a first lead (17) having a single layer structure whose main component is nickel, and a second lead (18) having a layered structure including a Ni layer (18a) whose main component is nickel and a Cu layer (18b) whose main component is copper. The battery includes a layered portion (35) formed of the leads that are superposed such that the Ni layer (18a) of the second lead (18) faces the first lead (17). Part of the layered portion (35) is welded to an inner surface of the battery case with the first lead (17) at the layered portion (35) being disposed on a battery case side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin Haraguchi, Kyosuke Miyata, Koji Funami
  • Patent number: 10297812
    Abstract: An electrochemical cell includes a cell element and a casing configured to receive the cell element, the casing having a wall with a first terminal opening. The electrochemical cell includes a first terminal having a terminal post extending through the first terminal opening along a longitudinal axis of the terminal post, a first gasket extending into an interior of the casing and disposed radially between the terminal post and the wall to electrically insulate the terminal post from the wall, a second gasket extending exterior to the casing, positioned axially adjacent to the first gasket with respect to the longitudinal axis, and disposed radially between the terminal post and the wall to electrically insulate the terminal post from the wall, and a press ring disposed exterior to the casing and radially between the second gasket and the terminal post. The electrochemical cell also includes a second terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventor: Jonathan P. Lobert
  • Patent number: 10263236
    Abstract: An exemplary battery assembly includes, among other things, a rail of a first cell assembly received within a slot of a second cell assembly to secure the first and a second cell assemblies relative to each other. A rail terminal is disposed within a rail surface that faces back toward an electrode structure of the first cell assembly. An exemplary battery cell securing method includes, among other things, positioning a rail of a first cell assembly within a slot of a second cell assembly to secure the first and second cell assemblies relative to each other. The rail has a rail surface that faces back toward an electrode structure of the first cell assembly, and a rail terminal disposed within the rail surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Bridget Jo Volinski, Christian Hines, John Scott Turik
  • Patent number: 10249852
    Abstract: There is provided a secondary battery including a case having an internal space, an electrode assembly inserted into the case and including a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate, and a separator between the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate, an electrode tab electrically connected to the electrode assembly, a cap plate sealing the case, a current collector electrically connected to the electrode tab, an electrode terminal electrically connected to the current collector and configured to pass through the cap plate to protrude toward the outside, and a connector having an end coupled to the electrode assembly and an other end coupled to the current collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yunki Baik, Youngsik Moon
  • Patent number: 10224530
    Abstract: A battery terminal (A) includes a terminal main body (10). Left and right fastening pieces (36) are formed on the terminal main body (10) and are deformable to be held in close contact with an outer periphery of a battery post (P). A cam member (51) have left and right pressing surfaces (56) capable of pressing outer side edges of the pair of fastening pieces (36) and are inclined with respect to an axis line of the battery post (P). Fastening members (fastening bolt (58) and nut (61)) vertically displace the cam member (51) with the pressing surfaces (56) held in contact with the outer side edges of the fastening pieces (36). Inclination restricting portions (16) are formed on the terminal main body (10) and restrict lateral inclination of the cam member (51). The cam member (51) is slidable in contact with the inclination restricting portions (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Keiichi Tsukiyoshi
  • Patent number: 10211445
    Abstract: A lead-acid battery includes an electrode plate assembly, a battery case, a positive electrode strap, a negative electrode strap, a positive electrode post, a negative electrode post, a cover, and an electrolyte solution. A negative electrode bushing provided in the cover and the negative electrode post together constitute a negative electrode terminal. A maximum value of a gap between an outer circumferential surface of the negative electrode post and an inner circumferential surface of the negative electrode bushing in the negative electrode terminal is 0.5 mm or more and 2.5 mm or less. A rib is provided in a lower part of the negative electrode bushing, and a minimum value of a protrusion height of the rib is 1.5 mm or more and 4.0 mm or less. A distance between a surface of the electrolyte solution and a lowermost portion of the negative electrode bushing is 15 mm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: GS Yuasa International Ltd.
    Inventors: Mikihito Hasegawa, Shinsuke Oki, Yu Kojima
  • Patent number: 10199637
    Abstract: Provided is a lithium or sodium metal battery having an anode, a cathode, and a porous separator and/or an electrolyte, wherein the anode contains a graphene-metal hybrid foam composed of multiple pores, pore walls, and a lithium- or sodium-attracting metal residing in the pores; wherein the metal is selected from Au, Ag, Mg, Zn, Ti, Na (or Li), K, Al, Fe, Mn, Co, Ni, Sn, V, Cr, or an alloy thereof and is in an amount of 0.1% to 90% of the total hybrid foam weight or volume, and the pore walls contain single-layer or few-layer graphene sheets, wherein graphene sheets contain a pristine graphene or non-pristine graphene selected from graphene oxide, reduced graphene oxide, graphene fluoride, graphene chloride, graphene bromide, graphene iodide, hydrogenated graphene, nitrogenated graphene, doped graphene, chemically functionalized graphene, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Nanotek Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Aruna Zhamu, Bor Z. Jang
  • Patent number: 10199629
    Abstract: A secondary battery, including an electrode assembly; a case accommodating the electrode assembly; a cap plate sealing the case; at least one electrode terminal including a terminal plate on the cap plate and a terminal pin passing through the cap plate and the terminal plate and electrically connected to the electrode assembly; and at least one groove on a top surface of the terminal plate; a top portion of the terminal pin is bent for insertion into the at least one groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minseok Koo, Hyunyoung Lim, Hyunsoo Lee, Janghyun Song
  • Patent number: 10193125
    Abstract: An electrode assembly includes: an electrode plate which is wound together with an electrode plate having a different polarity and then formed in a form of a jelly roll and includes a plurality of non-coated portions that are spaced apart from each other; and a plurality of tabs attached to the plurality of non-coated portions, respectively, in which the plurality of non-coated portions includes a first non-coated portion having a set or predetermined width, and a second non-coated portion having a different width from the width of the first non-coated portion. According to the exemplary embodiments of the present invention, it is possible to more easily align and bond multiple tabs, and weld the multi-tab structure to a CID (or a can). Furthermore, it is possible to increase an output of a secondary battery by reducing resistance of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Gyun Doo, Hyun Ki Jung
  • Patent number: 10193131
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly; a case accommodating the electrode assembly; a cap plate covering the case and including an injection hole sealed by a ball; and a terminal plate covering the injection hole and the ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Minhyung Guen
  • Patent number: 10186702
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery includes a terminal, a connector, and an insulator. The terminal protrudes from a cap plate and electrically connected to an electrode. The connector is between the first terminal and the cap plate and includes a hole for the terminal. The insulator overlaps a first area of a top surface of the connector and a first area of a bottom surface of the connector, and does not overlap a second area of the top surface of the connector and a second area of the bottom surface of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-Chul Kim, Hyun Soh, Sang-Won Byun, Won-Jun Lee, In Kim
  • Patent number: 10181594
    Abstract: The method for manufacturing a laminated metal foil (1) according to the present invention includes: a first step of forming, in a weld site (A) of laminated layers of a metal foil (2), by the use of a cutter (C) whose longitudinal cross-sectional shape is a substantially V-shape, a notch (3) that is linear in a planar view and penetrates the laminated layers of the metal foil (2) in a lamination direction (S), to cause the laminated layers of the metal foil (2) to bond to each other along the lamination direction (S) at ends (3a) of a linear notch; and a second step of bringing an electrode (E) for resistance welding into press-contact with the weld site (A) and then energizing the weld site (A) via the electrode (E), to perform resistance welding on the laminated metal foil (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: NAG SYSTEM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidemasa Nagamine, Keiji Wada
  • Patent number: 10177351
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly, a pouch accommodating the electrode assembly, a first electrode tab electrically connected to the electrode assembly, the first electrode tab including a protruding portion that protrudes outwardly from a first surface of the electrode assembly so as to be exposed to the outside of the pouch and a parallel portion that extends along the first surface of the electrode assembly, and a fixing tape that attaches and fixes the first electrode tab to the first surface of the electrode assembly. The fixing tape adheres to cover the parallel portion of the first electrode tab bent along the first surface of the electrode assembly and the first surface of the electrode assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwonchul Kim, Jeawoan Lee, Youngchang Lim, Soomi Eo, Kyung Kim, Jaemin Lim, Seunghee Park, Euysun Jung
  • Patent number: 10090497
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes a cylindrical can; an electrode assembly accommodated in the cylindrical can with an electrolyte; a cap assembly sealing the cylindrical can, a top-end height of the cap assembly being equal to or less than a top-end height of the cylindrical can; and an insulation layer on a surface of the cap assembly that is exposed to the outside of the cylindrical can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Deakyu Kim, Sunggwi Ko, Shinjung Kim
  • Patent number: 10074481
    Abstract: A capacitor component includes a capacitor body including dielectric layers and first and second internal electrodes alternately stacked; and a connection terminal coupled to the capacitor body and including a buffer member having insulating properties and at least one conductive fiber portion penetrating through the buffer member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Heung Kil Park, Young Key Kim
  • Patent number: 10069117
    Abstract: In one aspect, a secondary battery capable of preventing a damage of an electrode assembly by preventing the electrode assembly from contacting an inside protrusion portion of a case when subjected to a shock or vibration is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dae-Kyu Kim
  • Patent number: 10062873
    Abstract: An insertion portion of a negative electrode terminal is inserted into through-holes provided in an outer insulating member, a sealing plate, an inner insulating member, and a terminal connection portion of a negative electrode collector, and the insertion portion is crimped. A countersunk hole is provided around the through-hole of the terminal connection portion. The insertion portion of the negative electrode terminal is radially expanded in the countersunk hole. A distal end of a thin portion provided at a distal end of the crimped part of the insertion portion and the edge of the countersunk hole are welded by application of a high energy beam, and a groove is provided on the outer peripheral side of the countersunk hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichirou Yoshida, Eiji Okutani
  • Patent number: 10056579
    Abstract: A secondary battery may include a main body including a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, and a cover connected to a side of the main body and including a skirt part eccentric to one of the first and second surfaces, wherein an external terminal is formed in the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Bohyun Byun
  • Patent number: 10044021
    Abstract: A protection circuit module has a substrate; a signal receiving connection terminal mounted on the substrate; a circuit portion mounted on the substrate, and electrically connected to signal receiving connection terminal; a first cover positioned over a first side of the substrate; and a second cover positioned over an opposite second side of the substrate, and into which the substrate is positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP Korea Ltd.
    Inventor: Je Yoo Jung
  • Patent number: 9966577
    Abstract: A battery includes an outer package including a laminated film including one or more resin layers, a terminal, and a melt-bonding assisting member including a thermoplastic resin and extending along the terminal. The outer package includes a melt-bonded region at which the terminal is sandwiched between the one or more resin layers. The terminal includes an inner part, a sandwiched part, and an outer part arranged in a first direction. The melt-bonding assisting member internally and externally extends in the first direction beyond contact with the outer package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Yoshida, Keita Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9960404
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator between the first electrode and the second electrode, a case accommodating the electrode assembly, a cap plate coupled to the case, a first current collector coupled to the first electrode of the electrode assembly, and a first terminal assembly. The first terminal assembly includes a first terminal coupled to the first current collector and having a first fixed groove or a first fixed protrusion, and a second terminal having a second fixed groove coupled to the first fixed protrusion or a second fixed protrusion coupled to the first fixed groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-Seok Moon, Hui-Jun Lee, Kwan-Hyung Lee
  • Patent number: 9935304
    Abstract: A lead acid battery has a housing having a plurality of adjacently positioned battery plate receiving compartments. A cell of battery plates is positioned in each battery plate receiving compartment. Each cell has a plurality of positive plates, each having a positive lug, and a plurality of negative plates interleaved with the positive plates, each having a negative lug. A mold positioned on a top edge of each group of battery plates, and has two strap molding wells, each having a lead receiving space, a well base, and a plurality of lug receiving openings positioned in the well base. The positive lugs of the cell extend through the lug receiving openings in one of the strap molding wells, and the negative lugs of the cell extend through the lug receiving openings in the other strap molding well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: East Penn Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Edwin A. Fink