With Nonbattery Electrical Component Electrically Connected Within Cell Casing Other Than Testing Or Indicating Components Patents (Class 429/7)
  • Patent number: 11375623
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a battery protection circuit package according to one aspect of the present invention includes forming a first mounting structure by mounting battery protection circuit elements on a printed circuit board (PCB), forming a second mounting structure by mounting the first mounting structure on a lead frame which comprises an input/output terminal portion for external connection and at least one metal tab for battery cell connection, forming an encapsulation structure by encapsulating the second mounting structure with a molding material to encapsulate at least a part of the battery protection circuit elements while exposing the input/output terminal portion and the at least one metal tab of the lead frame, and bonding at least one flexible printed circuit board (FPCB) to the input/output terminal portion of the encapsulation structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: ITM SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyuk Hwi Na, Ho Seok Hwang, Young Seok Kim, Sang Hoon Ahn, Jae Ku Park, Sung Hee Wang, Eun Bin Lee
  • Patent number: 11367921
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device according to an embodiment of the disclosure that includes a battery and a battery mounting part that receives the battery therein, in which the battery mounting part includes a base and at least one side surface extending from an edge of the base and a recess area is formed in at least a partial area of the at least one side surface. Besides, it may be permissible to prepare various other embodiments speculated through the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventors: June Young Hur, Shi Hyun Kim, Young Ho Seo, Si Hoon Youm, Soon Wan Chung
  • Patent number: 11362397
    Abstract: An energy storage device for a motor vehicle, wherein the energy storage device has a battery module with a battery cell, which has an opening on the upper side thereof, it being possible to release said opening when there is overpressure, and a battery housing, wherein the battery module is arranged with its lower side facing a housing base, wherein the battery housing has a housing cover made of a first material, which can be arranged on a housing lower part of the battery housing, and which has an inner side, which is facing the at least one battery module when the housing cover is in the state in which it is arranged on the housing lower part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Markus Pfeiff
  • Patent number: 11355746
    Abstract: Provided is a magnesium-sulfur secondary battery including a positive electrode that includes a carbon material layer and a laminated structure of a positive electrode active material layer including sulfur or a sulfur compound; an electrolyte layer; and a negative electrode. In the magnesium-sulfur secondary battery, the positive electrode active material layer, the carbon material layer, and the electrolyte layer are provided in this order, and the positive electrode active material layer and the carbon material layer are in contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Mizuno, Yuri Nakayama
  • Patent number: 11355743
    Abstract: A lithium secondary battery comprises a cathode formed from a cathode active material including a first cathode active material particle and a second cathode active material particle, an anode and a separator interposed between the cathode and the anode. The first cathode active material particle includes a lithium metal oxide including a continuous concentration gradient in at least one region between a central portion and a surface portion. The second cathode active material particle includes a constant concentration composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: SK INNOVATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Duck Chul Hwang, Kyung Bin Yoo, Kook Hyun Han
  • Patent number: 11355788
    Abstract: A pouch-type secondary battery pack having a simplified manufacturing process with a reduced number of components, including a battery cell in which an electrode assembly is sealed in a pouch exterior together with an electrolyte, the battery cell having an electrode lead formed at one side thereof; and a protection circuit module having a printed circuit board with a protection circuit formed thereon and a lead connection plate formed at one surface of the printed circuit board so that the printed circuit board is electrically connected to the electrode lead of the battery cell, the protection circuit module having an exposing portion formed at the other surface of the printed circuit board to expose at least a portion of the lead connection plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Sung-Ho Choi, Dae-Ho Jung, Sung-Jin Oh, Ki-Deok Kim
  • Patent number: 11335973
    Abstract: A layered double hydroxide (LDH) separator capable of more effectively restraining short circuiting caused by zinc dendrites. The LDH separator for secondary zinc batteries includes a porous substrate made of a polymer material and a LDH plugging pores in the porous substrate. The LDH separator has a dendrite buffer layer therein, the dendrite buffer layer being at least one selected from the group consisting of: (i) a pore-rich internal porous layer in the porous substrate, the internal porous layer being free from the LDH or deficient in the LDH; (ii) a releasable interfacial layer; which is provided by two adjacent layers constituting part of the LDH separator in releasable contact with each other; and (iii) an internal gap layer free from the LDH and the porous substrate, which is provided by two adjacent layers constituting part of the LDH separator formed apart from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Sota Okochi, Shohei Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 11329273
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a secondary battery in which the preparation of at least one of a positive electrode and ta negative electrode includes forming an electrode material layer on a metal sheet material to serve as an electrode current collector, thereby providing an electrode precursor, and cutting out electrodes from the electrode precursor to form a plurality of electrodes. Each of the electrodes has a non-rectangular shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Otsuka, Toru Kawai, Masashi Higuchi, Takuya Kenko
  • Patent number: 11329342
    Abstract: This disclosure details exemplary battery pack designs for use in electrified vehicles. An exemplary battery pack may include an enclosure assembly, one or more battery arrays housed within the enclosure assembly, a first battery internal component (e.g., an array holding device, heat exchanger plate, tray, etc.) adjacent to the battery array, a mounting bracket mounted to the first battery internal component, and a second battery internal component (e.g., a wiring harness of an electrical distribution system) elevated above the first battery internal component by the mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Tarek Obeid, Ihab Grace, David J. Pfeiffer
  • Patent number: 11316226
    Abstract: A battery module includes: a cell stack including a first surface being a surface on one end in the first direction, a second surface being a surface on the other end in the first direction, a third surface being a surface on one end in a second direction that is a direction orthogonal to the first direction, a fourth surface being a surface on the other end in the second direction, a fifth surface being a surface on one end in a third direction orthogonal to the first direction and the second direction, and a sixth surface being a surface on the other end in the third direction; and a restraining member that restrains the cell stack. The restraining member includes: a pair of restraining plates restraining the cell stack in the first direction; and a pair of sandwiching plates sandwiching the cell stack in the third direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyosuke Miyoshi, Masao Kawata
  • Patent number: 11302984
    Abstract: A pair of end plates is a pair of members provided at both ends of a battery cell assembly in an array direction to clamp the battery cell assembly from both sides in the array direction. The pair of end plates has a plate upper surface and a recess. The plate upper surface is positioned on the same side as that of an electrode mounting surface. The recess is recessed from the plate upper surface and accommodates at least part of a coupling connector. With this configuration, a battery module and a battery monitoring unit mounting structure can prevent the battery module from increasing in size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Haruhiko Yoshida, Kimihiro Matsuura, Hidehiko Shimizu, Yuki Chiyajo, Keitaro Nozawa
  • Patent number: 11289778
    Abstract: A power storage module includes a power storage component unit and a connector module. The power storage component unit includes power storage components including electric terminals positive terminals, negative terminals) on one side. The connector module is attached to the power storage component unit to electrically connect the power storage components. The connector module includes bus bars and a holder. The bus bars connect the electric terminals of the power storage components that are adjacent to each other. The holder holds the bus bars. The holder includes a bus bar holding surface that includes bus bar placing sections on which the bus bars are placed. The holder includes restricting receptacles and restricting tabs fitted to the bas bars placed on the bus bar placing sections to restrict removal of the bus bars from the holder and displacement of the bus bars from the bus bar placing sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro Nagafuchi, Tomotaka Kurozu, Rintaro Negishi, Yusuke Kunii
  • Patent number: 11289772
    Abstract: A battery pack has bus bars at one end, freeing the other end of the battery pack for cooling or other arrangements. A plurality of battery cells has first terminals of the battery cells at first ends of the battery cells. Portions of second terminals of the battery cells are at the first ends of the battery cells. The first ends of the battery cells are in a coplanar arrangement. A plurality of bus bars is assembled proximate to the first ends of the battery cells. The bus bars are coupled to the first terminals and the second terminals of the battery cells at the first ends of the battery cells to place the battery cells in one of a series connection, a parallel connection or a series and parallel connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: James Jan, Richard J. Biskup, Benson Tsai
  • Patent number: 11289762
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a battery pack, which can include an enclosure including an upper cover and a lower case in sealed connection, a plurality of battery modules is arranged in the enclosure, and a first bonding member disposed on the upper surface of the battery modules and intended for connecting the battery modules with the upper cover. The present disclosure can strengthen the connection strength between the upper cover and the battery modules, and improve the overall stiffness of the battery modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited
    Inventors: Xingdi Chen, Kaijie You, Linggang Zhou, Peng Wang, Yanhuo Xiang, Ning Chen
  • Patent number: 11283139
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a secondary battery includes a forming step of pressing a pouch sheet by using a press die so that left and right accommodation grooves, which are bilaterally symmetrical to each other and are opened upward, and a bridge connecting the left and right accommodation grooves to each other are formed in the pouch sheet, wherein the bridge protrudes upward with respect to bottom surfaces of the left and right accommodation grooves, and a curved portion having a rounded shape is formed on an upper end of the bridge, a seating step of seating an electrode assembly in one of the left and right accommodation grooves, and a folding step of folding the pouch sheet so that the left and right accommodation grooves face each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventors: Sung Chui Park, Sang Wook Kim, Dae Won Lee, Dong Hyeuk Park
  • Patent number: 11270860
    Abstract: The invention relates to a self-supported activation device for an electromechanical switch, which can be used for the isolation of a faulty element of a battery, comprising a set of electrically connected elements. The activation device (1) is intended to activate switching in a switching device (2) of the type having electrical contact means (3) that can move between first and second electrical positions. The activation device comprises a current sensor (6a, 6b), a retaining element (7), and at least two movable elements (8, 9) solidly connected to a coil (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: SAFT
    Inventors: Eric Pasquier, Benoit Morillon
  • Patent number: 11271275
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present disclosure provides a battery pack including: a battery cell including an electrode assembly and a casing, the casing accommodating the electrode assembly therein and forming a terrace from which an electrode tab electrically connected to the electrode assembly protrudes; a protective circuit module seated on the terrace, the protective circuit module including a thermal cut-off member located on a side of the terrace and a connection tab electrically connected to the electrode tab; and insulating tape located between the battery cell and the protective circuit module, wherein the insulating tape provides insulation between the electrode tab and the protective circuit module and between the terrace and the thermal cut-off member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eunjoong Lee, Daehyeong Yoo
  • Patent number: 11258097
    Abstract: The present application relates to the technical field of lithium-ion batteries and, specifically, relates to an electrolyte and a lithium-ion battery containing the electrolyte. The electrolyte of the present application includes a lithium salt, an organic solvent and additives, the additives include a fluorinated ether compound and an ester dimer compound, the ester dimer compound includes carbonate dimers, carboxylate dimers and sultone dimers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: NINGDE AMPEREX TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Kefei Wang
  • Patent number: 11258118
    Abstract: Disclosed is a battery pack with enhanced cooling efficiency. The battery pack includes a plurality of battery cells respectively having electrode terminals formed thereon; a bus bar plate having a connection portion protrusively extending toward the electrode terminal to contact the electrode terminal to be electrically connected to the electrode terminal; and a heat dissipating member between the bus bar plate and the battery cell and having a connection hole into which the connection portion of the bus bar plate is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Seong-Ju Hwang, Jae-Young Jang
  • Patent number: 11247572
    Abstract: A removable battery component for receiving a battery submodule and being mechanically and electrically connectable to other removable battery component carriers and/or a carrier frame is provided. The removable battery component carrier includes a bottom plate, a pair of side walls perpendicular to the bottom plate and extending along two facing corners of the bottom plate, a pair of end plates perpendicular to the bottom plate and the side wall, extending along two facing corners of the bottom plate, and mechanically connected to the side walls and/or the bottom plate to fix the plurality of battery cells together. A cell cover extends parallel to the bottom plate to form a receiving space of the battery submodule along with the bottom plate, the side wall, and the end plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ralph Wuensche, Stephan Klomberg, Thomas Brandner, Thomas Renger, Joerg Killmann, Miran Kojc
  • Patent number: 11251503
    Abstract: A plurality of battery cells of a battery pack may include at least one first battery cell arranged in a first row, at least one second battery cell arranged in a second row adjacent to the first row, at least one third battery cell arranged in a third row adjacent to the second row, and at least one fourth battery cell arranged in a fourth row adjacent to the third row. The at least one first battery cell and the at least one second battery cell are connected in series. Each of the at least one first battery cell is connected in parallel with a corresponding one of the at least one third battery cell. Each of the at least one second battery cell is connected in parallel with a corresponding one of the at least one fourth battery cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Yamada, Hideyuki Taga
  • Patent number: 11245161
    Abstract: Provided is a battery module in which a connection structure between electrode leads is changed to prevent a heat generation phenomenon when overcharged and to allow easy connection and disconnection between secondary batteries, and a method for manufacturing the same. The battery module according to the present disclosure includes a secondary battery stack formed by stacking a plurality of secondary batteries having electrode leads, wherein each electrode lead protrudes from the corresponding secondary battery, and each electrode lead has a bent part, and the bent parts of opposite-polarity electrode leads of neighboring secondary batteries are stacked with an elastic body interposed therebetween, and the corresponding stacked part is fastened by an insulating bolt including a washer, with the elastic body being compressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventors: Tai-Jin Jung, Dal-Mo Kang, Jeong-O Mun, Byoung-Cheon Jeong
  • Patent number: 11233279
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a battery cell and a protection circuit module. The battery cell includes i) an electrode assembly to which an electrode tab is connected and ii) first and second cases coupled to face each other to form an accommodating portion accommodating the electrode assembly and a sealing portion sealing the accommodating portion. The sealing portion includes i) a terrace portion extending across the electrode tab and comprising a first surface on a first case side and a second surface on a second case side and ii) a side sealing portion including an end contacting the terrace portion and an extension extending from the end. The protection circuit module is arranged on the first or second surface of the terrace portion. The end of the side sealing portion is folded in such a way not to spatially interfere with the protection circuit module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eunjoong Lee, Miae Um, Daehyeong Yoo
  • Patent number: 11228073
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a protection assembly, a cover and a housing. The protection assembly is applied for an energy storage device having a pressure relief element, wherein the pressure relief element is structured to deform in response to an increasing internal pressure in the energy storage device until the pressure relief element bursts, and the energy storage device can expel high temperature particles through the burst pressure relief element. The protection assembly comprises: a particle-blocking layer comprising a receiving side for receiving the high temperature particles and a connecting side opposite to the receiving side, wherein the particle-blocking layer comprises a plurality of particle-blocking units in a concave-convex arrangement, and the particle-blocking unit can block the high temperature particles; and a separate protective layer disposed at the connecting side of the particle-blocking layer and connected to the particle-blocking layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited
    Inventors: Kai Wu, Dan Shen, Xiaobo Chen, Shilong Chen
  • Patent number: 11223076
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a battery pack including: a plurality of battery cells; a protective circuit module arranged on a side of the plurality of battery cells and including at least one through-hole; an electrode tab inserted into the at least one through-hole and electrically connecting the plurality of battery cells to the protective circuit module; a temperature sensing unit arranged on the protective circuit module; and a heat transfer member connected to a portion of the electrode tab inserted into the at least one through-hole and to the temperature sensing unit and transferring heat from the electrode tab to the temperature sensing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyeoncheol Jeong, Jaeseung Kim, Junseop Kim, Kyungrae Pyo
  • Patent number: 11217830
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a battery pack. The battery pack includes: a bare cell; a circuit module arranged in parallel to a terrace portion of the bare cell and connected to a tab of the bare cell; and a holder surrounding two surfaces of the circuit module and the terrace portion of the bare cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sangjoo Lee
  • Patent number: 11217867
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for a secondary battery and a manufacturing apparatus for a secondary battery that are applicable to a secondary battery in which an electrolyte solution injection hole has a diameter of 1.5 mm or more are provided. The secondary battery includes a battery case including a cover plate provided with an electrolyte solution injection hole, and a sealing member sealing the electrolyte solution injection hole. The manufacturing method includes a preparing step and a press-fitting step. The preparing step is preparing a cell in which, after an electrolyte solution is injected to the battery case through the electrolyte solution injection hole, the sealing member is disposed on the electrolyte solution injection hole. The press-fitting step is press-fitting the sealing member into the electrolyte solution injection hole while applying press-fitting load and ultrasonic vibration with a frequency of 20 kHz or more in parallel to a press-fitting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignees: J.E.T. CO., LTD., PRIMEARTH EV ENERGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Nishimura, Shigeki Hashimoto, Hideaki Yoshio, Shigeki Saito, So Kudo, Yuji Yamasaki, Kunihiro Takaoka, Hidenori Tagomori
  • Patent number: 11218004
    Abstract: An arrangement having a multifunctional connection for energy storage cells or energy consumers provides at least one device for charge equalization and/or a measuring device for measuring an electrical voltage of energy storage cells or energy consumers; an electrical bridging element between two electrically insulated conductors; and a trigger circuit for activating the bridging element. One of the two electrical conductors is connected or is connectable to a first pole in an electrically conductive manner, and the other electrical conductor is connected or connectable in an electrically conductive manner to a second pole of the energy storage cell or of the energy consumer. The device for charge equalization and/or the measuring device is connected to the electrical connection of the bridging element. The electrical connection can thus be used simultaneously for triggering the bridging element and for the charge measurement and/or the charge equalization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesllschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Vincent Lorentz, Martin Maerz, Martin Wenger
  • Patent number: 11217866
    Abstract: The invention provides a battery module for improving safety, which comprises at least one fixing frame, a plurality of battery cells, a plurality of conductive sheets and a plurality of protection units. The battery cells are arranged on the fixing frame. Each conductive sheet is connected with two battery cells in series, each of the protection units is respectively connected with two conductive sheets, and the battery cells connected with the conductive sheets are connected in parallel via the protection unit. When the temperature of the protection unit is greater than a preset temperature, the protection unit will be blown, thereby preventing the battery cells from charging the defective battery cell, resulting in the defective battery cell to melt or explode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: STL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chin-Din Hou, Tao-Cheng Wu
  • Patent number: 11215825
    Abstract: Provided is a wearable display apparatus including a display element, an electronic circuit board, a circuit board holder configured to hold an electronic circuit board, and an exterior case configured to accommodate the display element and the circuit board, wherein an inner seal structure is provided in a location where the circuit board holder faces an opposing connecting portion of the exterior case from an inner side thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuya Kamakura
  • Patent number: 11201368
    Abstract: A battery capable of changing its form safely is provided. A bendable battery having a larger thickness is provided. A battery with increased capacity is provided. For an exterior body of the battery, a film in the shape of a periodic wave in one direction is used. A space is provided in an area surrounded by the exterior body and between an end portion of the electrode stack that is not fixed and an interior wall of the exterior body. Furthermore, the phases of waves of a pair of portions of the exterior body between which the electrode stack is located are different from each other. In particular, the phases are different from each other by 180 degrees so that wave crest lines overlap with each other and wave trough lines overlap with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Takahashi, Ryota Tajima
  • Patent number: 11201362
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a dummy terminal is provided on a sensing substrate and sensing substrate may be thus commonly used on both side surfaces of a battery module, and as a result, since only one type of sensing substrate provided with the dummy terminal needs to be manufactured instead of manufacturing two types of sensing substrates having different arrangements of the substrate terminals, mass productivity of the sensing substrate and the battery module including the same may be significantly improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: SK INNOVATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong Uk Kim, Dae Won Kwon
  • Patent number: 11185726
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a fire extinguishing system. The battery pack includes: a housing; a battery module in the housing and including a plurality of spaced apart battery cells; an agent storage unit storing a fire extinguishing agent and injecting the fire extinguishing agent into the housing when an abnormal temperature is detected; a first perforated plate at a side of an inflow passage of the housing where the fire extinguishing agent flows from the agent storage unit to the housing, including a plurality of first opening holes for passing the fire extinguishing agent and guiding the fire extinguishing agent to a connection passage between the respective battery cells, and uniformly distributing the fire extinguishing agent injected into the connection passage from the inflow passage through the plurality of first opening holes; and a fan discharging the fire extinguishing agent injected into the housing to the outside thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Choonghoon Lee
  • Patent number: 11183858
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery protection circuit protects a rechargeable battery, using two NMOS transistors inserted in series in a current path between a battery cathode and a positive terminal connected to load or power terminal of a charger. The protection circuit includes a booster circuit that generates a control voltage, using input capacitances of the NMOS transistors having gates connected to charge and discharge control terminals, respectively. A driving circuit sets the output state of the control terminals to a high level, by supplying the control voltage to the control terminals, a detection circuit detects a battery state and outputs a detection state, and a control circuit operates the driving circuit based on the detection state, so that the output state of the control terminals is selected by the driving circuit to at least one of three states including a high level, a low level, and a high-impedance state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Takeda
  • Patent number: 11183722
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a secondary battery and a top cover assembly thereof. The top cover assembly includes: a top cover plate and a valve sleeve. The top cover plate includes an accommodation groove and a valve part protruding upward from a bottom wall of the accommodation groove, and the valve part is provided with at least one gas exhaust hole that communicates with an interior of the secondary battery. The valve sleeve is located in the accommodation groove and covers the valve part, a gas exhaust passage that communicates with outside is disposed between the valve sleeve and the valve part, and the gas exhaust passage communicates with the at least one gas exhaust hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited
    Inventors: Xinxiang Chen, Shoujun Huang, Chengyou Xing, Yulian Zheng, Peng Wang
  • Patent number: 11183743
    Abstract: A battery pack including a protective circuit module including a circuit board extending in a first direction, an electrode tab coupling part on the circuit board, and a protection layer between the electrode tab coupling part and the circuit board; and a battery cell including an electrode tab protruding at one end and having a polarity, the electrode tab being coupled to a top surface of the electrode tab coupling part, wherein the electrode tab of the battery cell, the electrode tab coupling part, and the protection layer of the protective circuit module are stacked and coupled in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sang Hun Park
  • Patent number: 11177539
    Abstract: The present application relates to a current collector and a secondary battery. The current collector is used to electrically connect a pole and tab of a secondary battery, and comprises: a first sheet; a second sheet that is disposed to intersect the first sheet, the second sheet being used to electrically connect to the pole; a current collection unit, the current collection unit and the second sheet being disposed at two opposite sides of the first sheet in a first thickness direction thereof, and the first thickness direction thereof intersecting with a second thickness direction of the second sheet; the current collection unit comprises a first current collection sheet, the first current collection sheet is used to electrically connect to the tab, and the first current collection sheet is provided with a first connection terminal that is connected to the first sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited
    Inventors: Yuanbao Chen, Dongyang Shi, Ning Chen, Haizu Jin, Zhenhua Li, Fei Hu
  • Patent number: 11167661
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an electric machine, a battery, and a controller. The electric machine is configured to deliver power to wheels to drive the vehicle. The battery has an array of cells that are configured to deliver electrical power to the electric machine. The controller is programmed to, in response to a charge imbalance within the array of cells, simultaneously discharge a number of cells within the array based on a temperature of the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Rui Wang, Xu Wang, Xiao Guang Yang, Yuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 11158900
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a casing for accommodating battery module and a battery pack. The casing comprises: a housing comprising a bottom plate and a side plate connected to the bottom plate, wherein the bottom plate and the side plate enclose an accommodating space, and the bottom plate is provided with a plurality of recesses opening to the accommodating space; and a buffer assembly comprising at least a first buffer member, which is disposed corresponding to the recess. In the casing for accommodating battery module according to the disclosure, when the battery module is received in the casing, the buffer assembly is located between the battery module and the bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited
    Inventor: Zhiming Chen
  • Patent number: 11152670
    Abstract: A battery system includes a pair of current collectors that are configured to provide a parallel electrical connection between electrochemical cells of a cell array. The pair of current collectors includes a first current collector plate that provides an electrical connection between the ends of the respective cells, and a second current collector plate that includes openings that receive the cells therein, and provide an electrical connection between the sidewalls of the respective cells. The current collectors are each on the same end of the cells and the opposed end of the cell can be protected or electrically isolated for a multitude of functions, such as cell cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignees: Robert Bosch Battery Systems LLC, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Mark Kotik
  • Patent number: 11145942
    Abstract: A cylindrical battery according to an embodiment of the present invention includes an electrode body, an electrolyte solution, a tubular exterior can that accommodates the electrode body and the electrolyte solution, and a sealing body that is crimped on an opening portion of the exterior can. The sealing body includes a current interrupt mechanism in which a valve member and a metal plate are joined to each other with an insulating plate that includes a circular hollow portion interposed therebetween. The metal plate includes a thin portion that has a circular shape or a C-shape. The hollow portion and the thin portion are concentric with each other when viewed from a direction perpendicular to the metal plate. D1/D2 is no less than 0.56 and no more than 1 where D1 is the diameter of the thin portion, and D2 is the diameter of the hollow portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin Haraguchi, Kyosuke Miyata, Tomohiko Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 11145580
    Abstract: An energy storage device for an integrated circuit carrier package. One or more energy storage elements have contact elements arranged thereon that include an anode, a cathode, and an isolated common pad. The energy storage element is configured for arrangement in a stack of energy storage elements in which the isolated common pad is shorted to one of the anode or the cathode by bonded conductive interconnects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Frank Robert Libsch, Stephen W. Bedell, Ning Li
  • Patent number: 11145941
    Abstract: A battery module is disclosed. In one aspect, the battery module includes a plurality of battery cells arranged in a first direction, and a circuit board placed on upper portions of the battery cells. The battery module also includes a bus bar electrically connecting the battery cells and electrically connected to the circuit board, and a pair of end plates respectively positioned at opposite ends of the battery cells in the first direction. The circuit board includes a connector located at one end of the circuit board and exposed to the exterior of the battery module. The connector is configured to be electrically connected to an external device. At least one of the pair of end plates is formed of a metallic material and includes a connector grounding portion enclosing the connector. The circuit board further includes a connection portion connected to the connector grounding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hun Tae Ro
  • Patent number: 11139529
    Abstract: A cylindrical battery cell assembly which includes a plurality of cylindrical battery cells arranged so that the cylindrical battery cells having the same polarity face in the same direction, a cell holder configured to confine the cylindrical battery cells as a bundle unit, a first electrode connection member located at an upper portion of the cell holder and a second electrode connection member located at the bottom ends of the cylindrical battery cells. The second electrode connection member includes a second connection portion located at a lower portion of the cell holder and disposed to contact the second electrode terminals. A rod-shaped second terminal portion extends vertically from the second connection portion through an empty space formed inside the cell holder so that one end of the rod-shaped second terminal portion is disposed above the cell holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Ji-Su Yoon, Su-Chang Kim, Jae-Min Yoo, Jae-Uk Ryu, Dal-Mo Kang, Jeong-O Mun
  • Patent number: 11139538
    Abstract: A battery module including a plurality of battery cells and a cell balancing system having a respective battery cell monitoring module attached to each battery cell and a module carrier having second connection means for connection of a positive terminal of the battery cell to a negative terminal of an adjacent battery cell and for an electrical connection of a negative terminal of the battery cell to a positive terminal of another adjacent battery cell. The battery cell monitoring modules are connected to one another by a balancing bus for transmitting data and electrical current. The electronic battery cell monitoring modules are connected to the positive and negative terminals of the battery cell. The module carrier has two electrical lines and an energy storage module for storing electrical energy. The energy storage module is connected to the two electrical lines to take up or output electrical energy over them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventors: Guido Woeste, Olaf Patz
  • Patent number: 11139525
    Abstract: The invention relates to a clamping device for clamping a cell stack having multiple battery cells disposed next to each other in a stacking direction (x), wherein the clamping device comprises at least one fastening element for fastening the clamping device to a battery housing, and first and second end plate units, wherein at least the first end plate unit includes an end plate which is firmly connected to the at least one fastening element and a deformation plate. The deformation plate is configured such that the deformation plate can be deformed by a deformation force (F) applied to the deformation plate in the case of a cell stack received in the clamping device when at least one battery cell of the cell stack swells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Martin Schuessler, Steffen Walter, Dirk Höfner
  • Patent number: 11127540
    Abstract: An energy storage device is provided which includes a supercapacitor first electrode, a supercapacitor second electrode, a first electrolyte, a metal electrode, and a hydrophobic layer. The supercapacitor first electrode, the supercapacitor second electrode, and the first electrolyte together form a supercapacitor. The metal electrode is spaced apart from the supercapacitor first electrode to form a first gap, the metal electrode and the supercapacitor second electrode form an Ohmic contact. The hydrophobic layer is located on at least one portion of a surface of the supercapacitor first electrode and/or at least one portion of a surface of the supercapacitor second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhi-Ling Luo, Chang-Hong Liu, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 11128021
    Abstract: A battery pack includes battery cells arranged in a first direction, a wiring board collecting state information about the battery cells, and a sensing portion including an input port through which the state information about the battery cells is input, an output port coupled to the wiring board and through which the state information about the battery cells is output, and a connection portion between the input and output ports. The connection portion extends in a curved shape with portions spaced apart from each other in a second direction crossing the first direction. Damage or dielectric breakdown of a conductive line transmitting signals relating to the state information about the battery cells may be prevented, and accumulation of stress in the conductive line or an insulating film may be prevented, because the conductive line or the insulating film is flexibly deformed in response to swelling of the battery cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kisuk Son, Jaepil Ahn, Chuljung Yun, Kyungho Cho
  • Patent number: 11108114
    Abstract: A battery module having first and second cylindrical battery cells, each of the first and second cylindrical battery cells having a negative electrode terminal and a positive electrode terminal, a metal plate configured to connect, in series, the first cylindrical battery cell and the second cylindrical battery cell, a shrinkable tube in which the first and second cylindrical battery cells are mounted, first and second PTC elements respectively provided to the first and second cylindrical battery cells, first insulating members provided between the first and second PTC elements and the shrinkable tube, second insulating members respectively provided between the first and second PTC elements and the first and second cylindrical battery cells, insulating sheets respectively configured to seal an upper surface and a lower surface of the shrinkable tube, and a connection part protruding outward from the shrinkable tube and configured to connect the first and second cylindrical battery cells to an external electro
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventor: Sang Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 11101665
    Abstract: The invention provides a safe multi-directional charger, including a charging portion and a battery portion, wherein the charging portion is provided with a current display and a charging slot, and the battery portion is provided with a battery. The battery is connected with a USB interface and a switch. The bottom of battery portion is provided with a solar panel for power generation, and the shell is equipped with a connecting ring and a hook. The invention can solve the problems of abnormal equipment working and current during charging through current display device and the charging failure without direct connection of power supply through solar panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventor: Tian-Yong Hong