Having Terminal Patents (Class 429/178)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9893327
    Abstract: An electric storage apparatus includes a plurality of electric storage elements placed side by side along a predetermined direction and a restraint plate placed between two of the electric storage elements adjacent to each other in the predetermined direction. The electric storage element has a power-generating element performing charge and discharge and a case housing the power-generating element. The restraint plate has protruding portions which give a restraint force to the electric storage element and form a space between the restraint plate and the electric storage element. The power-generating element has a positive electrode plate, a negative electrode plate, and a separator placed between the positive electrode plate and the negative electrode plate. The power-generating element includes a reaction area where a chemical reaction associated with the charge and discharge occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keiichiro Kobayashi, Taira Saito, Masaru Ishii, Masato Kamiya
  • Patent number: 9831485
    Abstract: An electric joint formed between a high current source and a high current load, and a method of making electrical connection between them. In one form, the source is made up of one or more cells in a battery pack and the load is an electric motor. An electrical connection assembly includes a first conductor, a fastener and a second conductor joined together such that electrical continuity between the conductors is not established until the fastener imparts a substantially normal force to both of them in such a way that they become secured together to produce a deformable shape to adjacently-facing surfaces one or both conductors, thereby ensuring significant contact and a related low electrical resistance as a way to avoid imperfect or partial attachments at the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Roger M. Brisbane, Andrew P. Oury
  • Patent number: 9774017
    Abstract: An electric device body in which a battery pack including a plurality of battery cells and a plurality of first terminals is detachably mounted includes: a housing; a guide mechanism; and a plurality of second terminals; and a pressed portion. The battery pack is configured to be attached to and detached from the housing along a first direction. The guide mechanism is provided at the housing and configured to define the first direction. The plurality of second terminals is configured to be connected to the plurality of first terminals upon attachment of the battery pack to the housing. The pressed portion is configured to be pressed against the battery pack in a second direction intersecting the first direction when the battery pack has been attached to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Uchida, Yoshihiro Nakano, Yoshihiro Komuro, Tetsuhiro Harada, Hideyuki Tanimoto
  • Patent number: 9774020
    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: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Advanced Power Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Jason D. Fuhr, Gary P. Houchin-Miller, Gerald K. Bowen, John P. Dinkelman, Dharmendra Patel, Alex Molinaroli
  • Patent number: 9748536
    Abstract: A battery pack includes one or more bare battery cells, a frame case, and a top case. Each of the bare battery cells has first and second electrode tabs. The frame case surrounds an outer surface of the one or more bare cells. The top case is coupled to the frame case at one end of the one or more bare cells. In the battery pack, the frame case includes a warp preventing portion parallel to the top case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-Joo Lee, Heui-Sang Yoon
  • Patent number: 9722219
    Abstract: A battery includes a bottomed case of box shape housing a power-generating element, a lid component for the case, a terminal electrode provided outside the case and extending in the direction of the thickness of the lid component, a take-out electrode passing through the lid component, provided for taking out an electric power of the power-generating element to the outside of the case, and disposed at a position different from that of the terminal electrode within a plane including the lid component, and a connecting member connecting the terminal electrode and the take-out electrode and including a thinner portion allowing bending of the connecting member in response to an external force applied to the terminal electrode in the direction of the thickness of the lid component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Harayama
  • Patent number: 9705122
    Abstract: A battery terminal (1) includes a main body (10) with upper and lower plates (20U, 20L). The upper plate (20U) includes an upper mounting hole (23U), and upper plate fastening portions (26U, 27U). The lower plate (20L) includes a lower mounting hole (23L) and lower plate fastening portions (26L, 27L). A first receiving wall (41A) is connected to a first upper plate fastening portion (26U) and engages a first lower plate fastening portion (26L). A second receiving wall (41B) is connected to the second upper plate fastening portion (27U) and engages the second lower plate fastening portion (27L). A bracket (70) is mounted on the main body (10) and has a first pressing portion (73A) with a first tapered surface (74A) to contact the first receiving wall (41A) and a second pressing portion (73B) with a second tapered surface (74B) to contact the second receiving wall (41B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Yamada, Takamaru Amano, Yuichi Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 9698393
    Abstract: A battery unit of an automated guided vehicle comprises a casing installed in a chassis of the automated guided vehicle, a battery housed in the casing, a control panel housed in the casing to monitor a charge and discharge state of the battery, and electric components housed in the casing and electrically connected to the battery. The battery is arranged in the casing such that a battery bottom surface is separated from the casing bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihito Fukui, Mitsuru Hirayama
  • Patent number: 9698404
    Abstract: A connecting body for electrically connecting a power generating element and an electrode terminal positioned on a surface of a device container for housing the power generating element, the connecting body including: a plate portion positioned on the surface of the device container; and a protruding portion being in a position on a surface of the plate portion and displaced from a position of the electrode terminal, and having a tip end protruding to face the power generating element and a base with a peripheral edge surrounded with a principal face of the plate portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Noriyoshi Munenaga, Taku Nakamura, Wataru Mashiko, Hiroshi Tasai
  • Patent number: 9680145
    Abstract: A prismatic nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a convex portion on a stepped portion of a stepped through hole of a positive electrode external conduction member. An upper end side of a caulked portion of a positive electrode terminal member is caulked by being inserted from a side of a small-diameter portion into the stepped through hole of a positive electrode external conduction member, and a convex portion of the positive electrode external conduction member is covered with a tip side of the caulked portion. Therefore, a terminal member and an external conduction member have a great bond strength, and rarely rotate with respect to each other. Thus, there is less concern that a conductivity decreases even when the battery is used under an environment including a lot of vibrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayuki Hattori, Yasuhiro Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 9673441
    Abstract: A connection pole for an accumulator, wherein the connection pole includes an inner hollow region configured to receive a pole shaft of the accumulator. The connection pole includes ribs on its inner wall in the inner hollow region, wherein the ribs run in the longitudinal direction of the connection pole and one or more or all of the ribs are integrally formed with the connection pole from the material of the connection pole and protrude from the inner side of the connection pole such that the ribs form a gap between the pole shaft and the inner surface of the connection pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS AUTOBATTERIE GMBH & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Peter Streuer, Anne-Laure Ledoux
  • Patent number: 9653721
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly including a separator, and a negative electrode and a positive electrode provided on opposite surfaces of the separator; a case accommodating the electrode assembly therein; a cap plate coupled to the case; a negative electrode terminal and a positive electrode terminal respectively connected to the negative electrode and the positive electrode, the negative electrode terminal and positive electrode terminal extending through a terminal hole of the cap plate; a safety member between the electrode assembly and the case; and a first resistance member connecting the safety member with the negative electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Min-Yeol Han
  • Patent number: 9640791
    Abstract: A battery includes: an external terminal protruding outward from a main body; a metal terminal for taking out electric power from inside the main body to the external terminal; and an insulating member for insulation between the main body, and the external terminal and the metal terminal. The metal terminal includes a base portion connected to the inside of the main body and extending along the same plane as one face of the main body from which the external terminal protrudes and an end portion which further extends from the base portion and to which the external terminal is fixed. The external terminal includes a tip end face formed as a sloping face which is low on the end portion side of the metal terminal and high on the base portion side of the metal terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masato Kamiya, Taira Saito
  • Patent number: 9608255
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, having an internal resistance of 10 m? or less as an alternating-current impedance value of 1 kHz, comprises a metal outer container, a nonaqueous electrolyte contained in the container, a positive electrode contained in the container, a negative electrode contained in the container, a separator interposed between the negative electrode and the positive electrode, a negative electrode lead having one end connected to the negative electrode, and a negative electrode terminal attached to the outer container so as to be connected electrically to the other end of the negative electrode lead, at least the surface of the negative electrode terminal which is connected to the negative electrode lead being formed of aluminum alloy with an aluminum purity of less than 99 wt. % containing at least one metal selected from the group consisting of Mg, Cr, Mn, Cu, Si, Fe and Ni.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Norio Takami, Hiroki Inagaki, Yoshinao Tatebayashi
  • Patent number: 9577231
    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: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Advanced Power Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Jason D. Fuhr, Gary P. Houchin-Miller, Gerald K. Bowen, John P. Dinkelman, Dharmendra Patel, Alex Molinaroli
  • Patent number: 9570780
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly including a first and second electrode, and a separator interposed between the first and second electrode; a case receiving the electrode assembly and having a top end opening; a cap assembly sealing the top end opening of the case, the cap assembly including a first terminal part and a second terminal part outwardly protruding; and a first collector plate received inside the case and electrically connecting the first electrode and the first terminal part, wherein the first collector plate includes a first lead part including a first electrode connection part connected to the first electrode, a first terminal connection part connected to the first terminal part, and a first connecting part electrically connecting the first electrode connection part and the first terminal connection part; and a first resin part on the first lead part, the first resin part covering the first connecting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangwon Byun, Minseok Koo
  • Patent number: 9559343
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly, a case configured to receive the electrode assembly, a cap plate configured to be coupled to an opening of the case and comprising a fixing groove, and an insulation case between the cap plate and the electrode assembly and including a fixing protrusion configured to be inserted into the fixing groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ji-Won Yun
  • Patent number: 9531000
    Abstract: A battery cell has at least one terminal configured to electrically connect the battery cell. The at least one terminal has at least two connection devices. Each of the at least two connection devices is configured to electrically connect the at least one terminal to one cell connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignees: Robert Bosch GmbH, Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Markus Kohlberger
  • Patent number: 9502801
    Abstract: A female and male connecting structure is provided between a battery pack and a tool main body such that the battery is slidably attached and electrically connected to the tool main body. The female and male connecting structure includes male terminals provided on the tool main body and female terminals provided on the battery pack. A level difference is formed by a concave portion on a sliding surface of terminal portions of the male terminal in a thickness direction of the plate-shaped male terminal. The level difference is made at a plurality of positions to form concavo-convex portions. The sliding surface corresponds to an area with which a contact point of the female terminal comes into sliding contact, and oxidized films formed on the surfaces of the terminal portions can be removed and/or scraped by the concavo-convex portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hironori Ogura