On Or Through A Side Of Housing Patents (Class 429/179)
  • Patent number: 10446804
    Abstract: A region of a hole-inner circumferential surface composing a portion defining a terminal through-hole, the region being located on the battery case cover side, include a tapered surface gradually enlarged in diameter as extending toward the battery case cover side and opening toward the battery case cover side; when riveting is carried out, a region of a shaft portion, the region being located inward of the tapered surface, is enlarged in diameter so as to form an annular projecting portion in contact with the tapered surface; and a hole circumferential portion located around the portion defining the terminal through-hole is held between the external enlarged-diameter portion and the annular projecting portion so as to fix a first terminal member to a second terminal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomohiro Ono, Yuta Nemoto, Kazuyuki Kusama, Rika Shimazaki, Toshinori Okura, Naoto Kagami, Youichi Naruse, Masao Takano, Kaito Matsubara
  • Patent number: 10396336
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes: an electrode assembly; an electrode lead attached to an electrode tab extending from the electrode assembly, the electrode lead having a through-hole formed therein; a case accommodating the electrode assembly and the electrode lead; and a cap plate coupled to the case to seal an opening of the case and including a protrusion part protruding to the inside of the case, the protrusion part being coupled to the electrode lead through the through-hole by riveting, and the cap plate has at least one rivet groove formed around a periphery of the protrusion part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuna Kim, Jangho Yoon
  • Patent number: 10396391
    Abstract: A battery is provided. The battery includes a pressurized gas circulating system and a reaction chamber. The reaction chamber includes a housing and a metal core disposed within the housing. The pressurized gas circulating system at least includes a high pressure storage tank. A delivery line fluidly connects the high pressure storage tank to the housing. An exhaust line fluidly connects the housing to the pressurized gas circulating system. The battery further includes a cathode terminal and an anode terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Hands of Jesus, Inc.
    Inventor: Mathew Steven Musick
  • Patent number: 10381612
    Abstract: An energy storage device includes a first locking portion for locking a rotation of a positive electrode current collecting member about a shaft portion of a positive electrode terminal with respect to a lower insulating member. The first locking portion includes: a recessed portion formed on the lower insulating member; and a projecting portion formed on the positive electrode current collecting member. The recessed portion is indented away from the shaft portion in a direction which intersects with the shaft portion. The projecting portion projects away from the shaft portion in the direction which intersects with the shaft portion. The recessed portion and the projecting portion are configured to engage with each other. A leg portion is positioned closer to an end portion of a lid body in a longitudinal direction of the lid body than the first locking portion is.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuto Maeda, Hirokazu Kambayashi
  • Patent number: 10326175
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is A battery pack comprising: a pack housing; a base plate; at least two battery modules arranged such that the battery modules are located in a space defined between the pack housing and the base plate, each battery module including a plurality of battery cells or unit modules which can be charged and discharged; a first wall located at a first side of the base plate; a second wall located at a second side of the base plate; an external input terminal and an external output terminal are located at both of the first wall and the second wall, the battery modules being connected to the external input and output terminals in a state in which the battery modules are electrically connected in series or in parallel to each other; and a capacitor is present at the first or second wall adjacent to a corresponding one of the external input and output terminals, the capacitor being electrically connected to said corresponding one of the external input and output terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Tae Hwan Roh, Tae Hyuck Kim, Yoonhee Lee, Jin Kyu Lee, Junhee Jung
  • Patent number: 10319975
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery including: a case; an electrode assembly including a plurality of electrode sub-assemblies accommodated in the case; a plurality of terminals electrically connected to the electrode assembly; a cap plate sealing the case; and an insulation plate between the electrode assembly and the terminals and being hingedly coupled to the cap plate. The terminals protrude through the cap plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minhyung Guen, Yongjin Park
  • Patent number: 10312561
    Abstract: A unit cell pack having a first battery module including battery cartridges that are sequentially stacked, a plurality of batteries wherein two batteries are seated on an upper surface of each of the battery cartridges, electrode connection members respectively positioned on both sides of the battery cartridges, and a battery cover covering the battery cartridges, the plurality of batteries, and the electrode connection members; a second battery module being adjacent to the first battery module and including same constituent elements as the first battery module; a battery housing surrounding the first battery module and the second battery module, and including air inflow window covers and air outflow window covers facing each other; and a fan duct disposed on the air outflow window covers of the battery housing is provided. A lower surface of each of the battery cartridges defines air guide grooves with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun-Chul Park, Kyung-Hyun Bae, Byung-O Kong, Jin-Kyu Shin, Hyung-Jin Hwang
  • Patent number: 10297799
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a lid for storage battery, an injection molding method of the lid, a storage battery with the lid, and a terminal section for storage battery, which can save trouble of inserting a nut into a cavity portion of a terminal, and can prevent falling of the nut at the time of connection of an external leading wire. In a lid for storage battery in which a terminal section for storage battery 8 made up of a terminal 4 having a cavity portion, a bushing 6, and a conductive portion 7 joining both is insert-molded in a lid made of synthetic resin, and a storage battery with the lid for storage battery, an anchor portion 4T is projected at a location excluding at least a central portion of a bottom portion 4F of the terminal 4, and a nut is inserted into the cavity portion of the terminal to be fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: GS Yuasa International Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin Osaki, Hiroshi Haruyama, Eiji Hojo, Yasuhide Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10270069
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pouch-type secondary battery comprising: an electrode assembly having, repeatedly stacked therein, unit cells comprising a positive plate, a negative plate, and a separator positioned between the positive and negative plates, wherein the positive plate and negative plate are respectively provided with a positive electrode tab and a negative electrode tab, and the positive and negative electrode tabs each converge in a predetermined direction; and a pouch case for sealing the electrode assembly, the pouch-type secondary battery being characterized by taping in contact with the outer circumferential surface of the electrode assembly along the stacking thickness direction of the electrode assembly, at the end of the electrode assembly at the part where the tabs converge, thereby improving the safety of the pouch-type secondary battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Vin-Na Jo, Jae-Hyun Lee, Ji-Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 10256441
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment provides a rechargeable battery including a case including an internal space and an opening and a cap plate coupled to the case to cover the opening. The cap plate may include a first portion having a first thickness, and a second portion continuously disposed along an edge of the cap plate and having a second thickness that is thicker than the first thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chi-Young Lee, Myung-Jae Jang
  • Patent number: 10256457
    Abstract: A conductive member including an opening portion is connected to a positive terminal and is integrally secured to a sealing plate together with an outer insulating member and a second insulating member. The conductive member opening portion is sealed by a deformable plate. A base portion of a positive electrode current collector is connected to the deformable plate. A first insulating member that is disposed between the deformable plate and the base portion of the positive electrode current collector includes a pair of first catch portions that are disposed so as to be aligned in a longitudinal direction of the sealing plate and a pair of second catch portions that are disposed so as to be aligned in a transverse direction of the sealing plate. The first catch portions and the second catch portions are connected to the second insulating member disposed between the sealing plate and the conductive member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Yamawaki, Eiji Okutani, Masakazu Yamada
  • Patent number: 10230092
    Abstract: Disclosed is a secondary battery that may include an electrode assembly; a case to accommodate the electrode assembly; a cap plate to seal the case; and at least one electrode terminal connected to the electrode assembly and passing through the cap plate, wherein the electrode terminal includes a terminal plate positioned on the cap plate and a terminal pin passing through the cap plate and the terminal plate, the terminal plate includes at least two rivet grooves having a predetermined depth from a top surface of the terminal plate, and the terminal pin includes at least two stepped portions protruding from a side surface of the terminal pin to correspond to the at least two rivet grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD
    Inventors: Minseok Koo, Hyunyoung Lim, Hyunsoo Lee, Janghyun Song
  • Patent number: 10217976
    Abstract: A secondary battery, includes a bare cell including an upper surface having an electrode terminal and side surfaces perpendicular to the upper surface; and a first coverlay and a second coverlay electrically connected to the bare cell, the side surfaces including a pair of first side surfaces that are in parallel with each other, and a pair of second side surfaces connecting the pair of first side surfaces to each other and having a smaller area than that of the pair of first side surfaces, the first coverlay including a first region on the upper surface, and a second region bent perpendicularly from the first region and on one of the pair of the second side surfaces, the second coverlay including a third region on the first region, and a fourth region bent perpendicularly from the third region and on the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Insoo Park, Daeyon Moon
  • Patent number: 10211446
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery includes: an electrode assembly including a first electrode and a second electrode; a first current collector plate electrically connected to the first electrode; a case accommodating the electrode assembly and having a top opening; a cap assembly including a cap plate sealing the top opening of the case; and a first terminal electrically connected to the first current collector plate and passing through and protruding above the cap plate. The first terminal includes: a first fastening terminal electrically connected to the first current collector plate and passing through and protruding above the cap plate, a first electrode terminal, one end of which is coupled to the first fastening terminal on the cap plate; and a first fixing member coupling another end of the first electrode terminal and electrically connecting the first electrode terminal and the cap plate to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yunki Baik, Jongwoo Nam
  • Patent number: 10205152
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bushing forming a terminal for a storage battery, made through an opening connecting to either side of a wall comprising two opposing surfaces, which comprises: two electrically insulating washers, each comprising a bearing portion resting by the surface thereof under pressure against one of the surfaces of the wall and a guiding portion projecting from the bearing portion and resting under pressure against the edge of the opening; two electrically conductive parts, in which a male part is adjusted clamped inside the female part, each one of the parts comprising a bearing portion resting by the surface thereof under pressure against a bearing portion of the washers, the female part resting by the surface thereof under pressure against the guiding portions of the washers. The material(s) of the parts is/are fitted, and the section(s) thereof is/are sized so as to enable the flow of an electric current with a value of no less than 100 A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Frederic Dewulf, Pierre Jost
  • Patent number: 10181659
    Abstract: A method for mounting a cable shoe includes placing the cable shoe in a receiving element, and securely clamping it therein. The receiving element has insulation material, a central throughhole and a first part of a locking mechanism. A central metal insert is arranged into a fastening element made of insulation material. The fastening element is mounted tightly and fixedly on the structural component. The receiving element and the cable shoe are fastened to the fastening element. The fastening element has a second part of the locking mechanism, corresponding in location to the first part of the locking mechanism, such that when the first and second parts of the locating mechanism are engaged, the cable shoe and the receiving element are likewise tightly and fixedly mounted on the structural component. is indicated which is electrically conductively connected to an end of an electrical line, mounted to a structural component in a motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: NEXANS
    Inventors: Norbert Bock, Joan Damian, Markus Wall
  • Patent number: 10177363
    Abstract: A prismatic secondary battery that includes a wound electrode body including a wound positive electrode core body exposed portion in one edge portion and a wound negative electrode core body exposed portion in the other edge portion. A width of the wound electrode body is 110 to 160 mm, a height thereof is 50 to 70 mm, and a thickness is 10 to 30 mm. A distance from an undersurface of a base portion of a positive electrode collector to a weld between a positive electrode connection portion and the positive electrode core body exposed portion is 10 to 25 mm, and a distance from an undersurface of a negative electrode base portion of a negative electrode collector to a weld between a negative electrode connection portion and the negative electrode core body exposed portion is 10 to 25 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryoichi Wakimoto, Hiromasa Nishijima
  • Patent number: 10170801
    Abstract: A secondary battery pack includes a battery cell having an electrode assembly in a battery case with an electrolyte. An electrically insulative mounting member is mounted to a top of the battery cell. A protection circuit module (PCM) including a protection circuit board (PCB) is loaded on the electrically insulative mounting member. The PCB has a protection circuit, and a connection member (A) and a connection member (B) coupled to a bottom of the PCB. The connection member (A) and the connection member (B) are coupled to the electrode terminals of the battery cell. The PCB has a through hole, through which the connection member (B) is exposed, and an insulative cap coupled to an upper end of the battery cell to surround the electrically insulative mounting member where the connection members and the protection circuit board are loaded on the insulative cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Hee Gyu Kim, Jung Hwan Kim, Geon Tae Park
  • Patent number: 10158103
    Abstract: A resin film, which is adapted for use in a packaging material for secondary cell having a sealant layer formed of a polyolefin resin and is disposed between the sealant layer and leads, respectively, connected to a positive electrode and a negative electrode, includes a first layer at a position close to the leads and a second layer disposed at a position close to the sealant layer, a heat quantity of the second layer, measured according to JIS K 7122, being larger than a heat quantity of fusion of the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuki Muroi
  • Patent number: 10147925
    Abstract: A square secondary battery includes a generating element having an electrode; a battery can holding the generating element; a battery lid that seals an opening of the battery can; an external terminal arranged on the battery lid; and a current collector connecting the electrode of the generating element to the external terminal. The external terminal has a bus bar joint to which a bus bar is connected and a current collector joint to which the current collector is connected, the bus bar joint and the current collector joint being integrally juxtaposed on the battery lid. The current collector joint has a cylindrical insertion part to be inserted into a through hole in the battery lid and also has a sealing part arranged at an outer periphery of the insertion part, the sealing part pressing down a sealing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuro Tsunaki, Masaaki Iwasa, Kazuaki Urano, Sho Saimaru, Sho Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10135057
    Abstract: An electrode assembly includes a first electrode plate having a first electrode active material coated on at least one surface thereof, a second electrode plate having a second electrode active material coated on at least one surface thereof, a separator between the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate, and at least one support member between the first electrode plate and the separator and outwardly protruding farther than an outermost end of the separator. A secondary battery includes the electrode assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaeik Kwon, Kwangsoo Kim
  • Patent number: 10096813
    Abstract: A Lithium-Ion monoblock battery assembly including a housing having a cavity for receiving an electrode assembly. Also including a cover sealingly attached to the housing, and a bussing integrally molded with at least one of the housing and the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: SAFT GROUPE SA
    Inventors: Michael C. Duffield, Daniel E. Kelley, Gerard Rigobert, Alexandre Beugnon
  • Patent number: 10084164
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes: an electrode assembly; a case accommodating the electrode assembly and having an opening at one side thereof; a cap plate closing the opening of the case and having a first recessed groove at one end thereof and a second recessed groove at another end thereof, both the first and second recessed grooves being at an outer surface of the cap plate; a first terminal unit including: a first electrode terminal electrically connected to a first electrode plate and protruding outside of the case; a first terminal plate electrically connected to the first electrode terminal; and an insulation member coupled to the cap plate in the first recessed groove and surrounding peripheral surfaces and a bottom surface of the first terminal plate; and a second terminal unit electrically connected to the second electrode plate and coupled to the cap plate in the second recessed groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minhyung Guen, Yongchul Seo, Seungho Kwak
  • Patent number: 10062872
    Abstract: A sealed battery includes an electrode assembly; a case having an opening portion and accommodating the electrode assembly; a lid closing the opening portion and having a through-hole; a collector terminal including an inner terminal segment and a projection; and an insulating seal in contact with a bottom surface of the lid, the bottom surface being an inner side of the lid in a thickness direction of the lid, the inner side of the lid facing an inside of the case when the lid closes the opening portion, and the insulating seal providing sealing between the lid and the collector terminal. The lid has a protrusion protruding from the bottom surface of the lid. The protrusion surrounds the through-hole. A part of the protrusion protrudes into the through-hole. The through-hole has a smallest opening diameter at a position at which the part of the protrusion protrudes into the through-hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takashi Harayama
  • Patent number: 10056581
    Abstract: A secondary battery is disclosed. In one aspect, the secondary battery includes a battery cell including an electrode, a cap cover placed over the battery cell and having an opening that exposes the electrode, and a connection member placed over the cap cover and electrically connected to the electrode. The battery also includes at least one guide accommodating the connection member, wherein the guide protrudes upwardly from the cap cover and extends in a length direction of the connection member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Doyeon Kwon, Daeyon Moon, Sanghyuk Eo
  • Patent number: 10056586
    Abstract: A battery containing body having a flat shape that can be inserted to and removed from a power storage device, wherein a handle is provided at an end portion on a front side in a direction of insertion, and at least at a lower end portion from among the lower end portion and an upper end portion when the battery containing body is inserted upright, a recess portion for supporting the lower end portion is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignees: NEC Corporation, NEC Platforms, Ltd., NEC Energy Devices, Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Kawaguchi, Akira Iida, Toru Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10044009
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an electronic device including a substrate, with an active layer stack on the substrate. A cover is on the active layer stack and has a surface area greater than that of the active layer so as to encapsulate the active layer stack. A conductive pad layer is on the cover. At least one conductive via extends between the active layer stack and the conductive pad layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics (Tours) SAS
    Inventor: Ludovic Fallourd
  • Patent number: 10038172
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly having a first electrode tab and a second electrode tab; a first current collection plate electrically connected to the first electrode tab; a case accommodating the electrode assembly; a cap assembly including a cap plate sealing the top-end opening of the case; a connecting pin located between the first current collection plate and the cap plate and electrically connecting the first current collection plate and the cap plate; and a first terminal unit electrically contacting the first current collection plate and protruding through the cap plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seungho Kwak, Sangwon Byun, Yongchul Seo, Sangkyoon Park
  • Patent number: 10026950
    Abstract: A prismatic secondary battery of one configuration has a current disconnection mechanism, and a distance from a first conductive member to a second conductive member along a surface of a first insulation member and passing an outer periphery of the first insulation member is greater than or equal to 2.4 mm. At least one of the first insulation member and a second insulation member is formed from a material having a weight reduction percentage of 100% in thermo gravimetric measurement under conditions of a measurement temperature of 25° C.-600° C., a temperature increase rate of 5° C.±0.5° C./min, a measurement atmosphere of inert gas flow, and an amount of measurement sample of 10 mg±5 mg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignees: SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshinori Yokoyama, Naoya Tada, Yasuhiro Yamauchi, Toshihiro Takada, Hiroshi Inukai, Yasushi Tsuchida, Takashi Tokunaga, Akira Kiyama
  • Patent number: 10014556
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a battery cell configured to have a structure in which an electrode assembly, including positive electrodes, negative electrodes, and separators disposed respectively between the positive electrodes and the negative electrodes, is mounted in a battery case, wherein the battery case includes an upper case and a lower case, the upper case being provided with a first receiving part, in which the electrode assembly is received, the lower case being provided with a second receiving part, in which the electrode assembly is received, the first receiving part and the second receiving part being configured to have structures of different sizes, and the electrode assembly has an external shape corresponding to internal shapes of the first receiving part and the second receiving part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Sungjin Kwon, Dong-Myung Kim, Ki Woong Kim
  • Patent number: 9991479
    Abstract: A sealed battery 10 is provided, which has a seam 45 between a case main body 21 and a lid 22 on an outer surface 22A side of the lid 22, and in which this seam 25 is laser welded. A terminal 40 connected to an electrode assembly in the battery 10 is led to the outside from a through hole in the lid 22 and is separated from the lid outer surface 22A by an outside resin member 60. The outside resin member 60 is constituted of a resin matrix 62, which is formed of a nonaromatic resin composition, and inorganic fibers 64 present dispersed in the resin matrix 62. At least 50% by mass of the inorganic fibers 64 in the outside resin member 60 is disposed such that the fiber axial direction of the inorganic fibers 64 is parallel to the outer surface of the lid 22.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Harayama, Kazuyuki Kusama
  • Patent number: 9985272
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery according to an exemplary embodiment may include: an electrode assembly including an electrode provided with a coated region and an uncoated region tab at opposite sides of a separator and configured to be spirally wound; an insulating case to accommodate and electrically insulate the electrode assembly; a case to accommodate the insulating case; and a cap plate including an electrolyte injection opening for injecting an electrolyte solution and combined with an opening of the case, wherein the insulating case may include: an internal electrolyte injection opening corresponding to the electrolyte injection opening; a pillar around the internal electrolyte injection opening protruding toward an inner side of the cap plate; and a valve flap that rotates via a hinge, induces injection of the electrolyte solution, and prevents backflow of the electrolyte solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Min-Hyung Guen
  • Patent number: 9917285
    Abstract: A battery includes: a casing that houses a cell inside; and a terminal part that has connection terminals connected to electrode terminals of a connection apparatus, in which the casing includes a top face and a bottom face positioned on opposite sides in a height direction and two side faces positioned between the top face and the bottom face on opposite sides in a widthwise direction, a notch is formed by a level difference face that is continuous from the side face and a groove forming face that is continuous from the bottom face, and a guided groove that is open to the groove forming face is formed in the casing, and the guided groove is positioned on a further bottom face side than the level difference face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeki Motoyama, Atsuhiro Kumagai, Atsushi Mitani
  • Patent number: 9911543
    Abstract: Provided herein is a capacitor in which an electrolyte is infiltrated into a wound electrode group faster than conventionally. A negative current collecting member 9 has one slit 57 formed to extend across a protruded portion 49 and a negative current collecting member body (first welding portion) 53 and to penetrate the protruded portion 49 and the negative current collecting member body 53 in a thickness direction. The slit 57 passes through the center of the protruded portion 49, and extends entirely across the protruded portion 49 such that both ends of the slit 57 reach the negative current collecting member body 53.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Sakurai, Takafumi Masui, Masaaki Sekiya, Noritaka Eguchi, Yoshimi Wakamatsu
  • Patent number: 9887422
    Abstract: A negative electrode for a rechargeable lithium battery includes a negative active material layer including a negative active material. The negative active material includes a first active material and a second active material different from the first active material, the second active material includes flake-shaped graphite, and the negative electrode has an active mass density of greater than or equal to about 1.70 g/cc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seongjae Ko
  • Patent number: 9837735
    Abstract: A cover for a vehicle electrical system component, such as a pre-fuse assembly, that includes an integrated hinge and locking mechanism. The integrated hinge allows a pivoting cover portion to easily be rotated out of the way in order to give access to an underlying component (e.g., a jump post), while the integrated locking mechanism allows that same cover to be securely locked onto itself when no access is needed. The cover is not limited to a pre-fuse assembly and may be used with other vehicle electrical system components, such as a power distribution device (e.g., a power distribution box, an electrical connection box, a junction box assembly, etc.), a wire harness protector, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Brian Carnick, Bennie James Malcom
  • Patent number: 9755215
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly; a case accommodating the electrode assembly; a cap plate sealing the case; and a first electrode terminal electrically connected to the electrode assembly and passing through the cap plate, wherein the electrode assembly is connected to the first electrode terminal through a first current collection tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dukjung Kim
  • Patent number: 9755216
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly, a battery case, and a cap assembly. The electrode assembly may include a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate, and a separator. The battery case may accommodate the electrode assembly, which may be inserted into the battery case through an opening provided on one side of the battery case. The cap assembly may include a cap plate coupled to the side of the battery case including the opening and sealing up the battery case, and first and second terminals spaced on the cap plate. The first and second terminals may each include first and second terminal plates including protrusions that protrude away from the electrode assembly, and first and second terminal connection members on the first and second terminal plates and including grooves that can be combined with the corresponding protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong-Keun Choi, Min-Cheol Bae, Ik-Jae Jeong, Kyoung-Hwan Noh, Ji-Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 9748530
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a lid for storage battery, an injection molding method of the lid, a storage battery with the lid, and a terminal section for storage battery, which can save trouble of inserting a nut into a cavity portion of a terminal, and can prevent falling of the nut at the time of connection of an external leading wire. In a lid for storage battery in which a terminal section for storage battery 8 made up of a terminal 4 having a cavity portion, a bushing 6, and a conductive portion 7 joining both is insert-molded in a lid made of synthetic resin, and a storage battery with the lid for storage battery, an anchor portion 4T is projected at a location excluding at least a central portion of a bottom portion 4F of the terminal 4, and a nut is inserted into the cavity portion of the terminal to be fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: GS Yuasa International Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin Osaki, Hiroshi Haruyama, Eiji Hojo, Yasuhide Nakayama
  • Patent number: 9728787
    Abstract: A current collecting structure for which the installation space for current collecting plates is not increased more than necessary even if the number of electrodes to be stacked is increased to increase the capacity of a secondary battery is provided. Positive current collecting plates 41a to 41j constituting a positive current collecting plate stacking portion 27 are bent at bent portions 47a to 47j to constitute fixed portions 43a to 43j and welded portions 45a to 45j, respectively. The angles of the bent portions 47a to 47e are 80°, 90°, 100°, 110°, and 120°, respectively. The angles of the bent portions 47f to 47j are 120°, 110°, 100°, 90°, and 80°, respectively. Negative current collecting plates are also bent in the same manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Murashi Shinto, Akira Tanaka, Kenzou Ikeda
  • Patent number: 9722217
    Abstract: A pouch type battery cell includes an electrode assembly having a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate, and a separator located between the first and second electrode plates; a first case having a first accommodating portion in which at least one portion of the electrode assembly is accommodated, wherein the first accommodating portion is generally concave; and a second case covering the first case, wherein the first case includes a metal layer including steel or hard aluminum, and wherein a depth of the first accommodating portion is between about 1 mm and about 4 mm, and wherein a thickness of the metal layer is between about 40 ?m and about 100 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeong-Doo Lee, Seok-Gyun Chang
  • Patent number: 9662997
    Abstract: A battery housing for a traction motor battery of a vehicle is disclosed that includes a plurality of elongated impact absorbing carbon fiber reinforced polymer members attached to the walls of the enclosure. The impact absorbing members may be corrugated members that have ridges and furrows connected by ramp surfaces that define trapezoidal spaces relative to the sides of the enclosure. The ridges are designed to be deformed into the trapezoidal space in the event of an impact to absorb impact forces and protect the battery. The impact absorbing members may be retained by T-shaped guides on the outer surface of the walls of the enclosure or may be adhesively attached to the sides of the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Saied Nusier, William L. Stanko, Saeed David Barbat, Mohamed Ridha Baccouche
  • Patent number: 9660310
    Abstract: The present invention refers to an electrode comprised of a first layer which comprises a mesoporous nanostructured hydrophobic material; and a second layer which comprises a mesoporous nanostructured hydrophilic material arranged on the first layer. In a further aspect, the present invention refers to an electrode comprised of a single layer which comprises a mixture of a mesoporous nanostructured hydrophobic material and a mesoporous nanostructured hydrophilic material; or a single layer comprised of a porous nanostructured material wherein the porous nanostructured material comprises metallic nanostructures which are bound to the surface of the porous nanostructured material. The present invention further refers to the manufacture of these electrodes and their use in metal-air batteries, supercapacitors and fuel cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Nanyang Technological University
    Inventors: Wai Fatt Mak, Ting Wang, Nopphawan Phonthammachai, Madhavi Srinivasan, Subodh Mhaisalkar, Yin Chiang Freddy Boey
  • Patent number: 9642975
    Abstract: An indirectly heated capillary aerosol generator comprises a capillary tube adapted to form an aerosol when liquid material in the capillary tube is heated to volatilize at least some of the liquid material therein and a thermally conductive material in thermal contact with the capillary tube. The indirectly heated capillary aerosol generator provides substantially even and uniform heating across the heated length of the capillary tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Marc D. Belcastro, Jeffrey A. Swepston
  • Patent number: 9646774
    Abstract: A power wafer includes an enclosure that houses an energy plate such as a battery, capacitor, super-capacitor or other type of electrical energy storage device. A power wafer uses conductive infusions to make internal electrical connections. In some embodiments, the power wafer has an enclosure formed of a top structure and a bottom structure, which are configured to snap together. The bottom structure has an energy plate void and conductive infusion voids. In some embodiments, the infusions have carbon nanotubes that are magnetically aligned to increase the electrical and thermal conductivity of the infusions. In certain embodiments, the enclosure is configured to hold multiple energy plates in parallel and/or in series to increase the amperage and/or voltage of the power wafer. When the plates are stacked in parallel, an insulating barrier is placed between the plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Trion Energy Solutions Corp.
    Inventors: Steve Waterford, Thomas R. Zwaska
  • Patent number: 9585276
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical part, a nonaqueous electrolyte cell, and a lead wire and a sealable container for use therein, with which the adhesive property and sealing performance in an initial state and in an electrolyte-contacting state are enhanced. An electrical part includes a sealable container that includes a metal layer and a lead conductor that extends from inside of the sealable container to outside of the sealable container, the sealable container and the lead conductor being heat-sealed in a seal part. At least in part of the seal part, a thermal adhesive layer containing aluminum polyphosphate is provided in a portion between the metal layer and the lead conductor so as to be in contact with the lead conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yutaka Fukuda, Hiroshi Hayami, Hiroyasu Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 9553298
    Abstract: Provided is a pouch type case, which includes a pouch type body part including an inner space for accommodating an electrode assembly, and an injection part extending from the body part to guide electrolyte into the inner space. The injection part is corrugated in a zigzag shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Hong Seok Shim, Se Hyun Kim, Min Su Kim, Jung Kyu Woo
  • Patent number: 9537133
    Abstract: An electric storage device includes: a power generating element; a housing container that houses the power generating element; a connecting body electrically connected to the power generating element; and an insulating member that fits the housing container at a plurality of fitting portions, secures the connecting body, and insulates a conductive path, which includes the power generating element and the connecting body, and the housing container from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LTD
    Inventors: Masamitsu Tononishi, Shogo Tsuruta, Ryutaro Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 9520590
    Abstract: A terminal for a battery has a mounting section and a contacting section. There is a torque ring between the mounting section and the contacting section. The mounting section is for holding the terminal within a battery cover, into which it preferably is injection molded. The terminal is a hollow body, which has an outer surface and an inner surface. At the contacting section, the outer surface is conically shaped. At the mounting section, the outer surface has at least one labyrinth ring forming a labyrinth. The inner surface comprises at least two sections. An upper section is essentially surrounded by the contacting section, and preferably has a conical shape. A lower section is essentially surrounded by the mounting section. The lower section preferably has a concave cross-sectional shape. Between the upper section and the lower section, there is an edge. The edge at the inner surface may be essentially surrounded by the torque ring at the outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: WEGMANN AUTOMOTIVE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Andreas Heid
  • Patent number: 9502697
    Abstract: A lid member of a battery case has a protruding section including an inside-outside direction an outside tapered surface, and a top surface between the inside tapered surface and the outside tapered surface. In a cross section, the area of a first imaginary area enclosed by a first line segment of the inside tapered surface, a first imaginary line extending downward from the top of the first line segment, and a second imaginary line extending in an inside-outside direction from the top surface, is smaller than the area of a second imaginary area enclosed by a second line segment of the outside tapered surface, a third imaginary line extending downward from the top of the second line segment, and the second imaginary line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takashi Harayama