With Nonbattery Electrical Component Electrically Connected Within Cell Casing Other Than Testing Or Indicating Components Patents (Class 429/7)
  • Patent number: 10367183
    Abstract: The objective is to obtain an assembled battery that can relieve the stress acting on the circuit board in the case. This assembled battery of the present invention includes a case for retaining a plurality of single batteries side by side, an insulation cover covering one surface side of the single batteries, bus bars electrically connecting the terminals of adjacent single batteries and exposed from the insulation cover, and a circuit board disposed above the insulation cover. Mounted on a back surface of the circuit board are elastic contact members to be brought into pressure contact with the bus bars by fixing the circuit board onto the case, and the insulation cover or the bus bars are provided with claws which are support members for supporting the circuit board by coming in contact with a front surface of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsushi Sekine
  • Patent number: 10361410
    Abstract: Disclosed is a battery pack configured to prevent its components such as a cell assembly from being broken or damaged even though a physical force such as vibrations and impacts is applied to the battery pack. The battery pack includes a cell assembly having a plurality of secondary batteries; an electronic component plate having a plate shape and configured to allow at least one electronic component to be mounted thereon; a lower housing configured to have an inner space with an open top and to accommodate the cell assembly and the electronic component plate therein; and an upper housing configured to cover the open top of the lower housing, wherein coupling members are respectively provided between a lower portion of the cell assembly and the lower housing, between an upper portion of the cell assembly and the electronic component plate, between the electronic component plate and the upper housing, and between the lower housing and the upper housing to couple and fix each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Young-Sop Eom, Dal-Mo Kang, Jun-Yeob Seong, Sung-Chun Yu, Ki-Youn Kim
  • Patent number: 10347880
    Abstract: A battery module according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes a cooling plate provided in a plate shape and having a plurality of slits at respective predetermined positions, a plurality of battery cells uprightly disposed parallel to one another in one direction on the cooling plate, and a plurality of cooling fins, each cooling fin having a wall surface uprightly disposed over the cooling plate to come into contact with one surface of the battery cell and a lower flange integrally formed with the wall surface and disposed through the slit of the cooling plate to come into contact with a bottom surface of the cooling plate, the plurality of cooling fins spaced apart by a predetermined distance from one another and arranged between the plurality of battery cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Dong-Yeon Kim, Jin-Hak Kong, Yong-Seok Choi, Jong-Hyun Jo
  • Patent number: 10328820
    Abstract: A fuel cell system for a vehicle or other system includes a fuel cell stack, a DC-DC boost converter, and a controller. The stack has a plurality of fuel cells and a stack voltage. The controller regulates the stack voltage during start-up of the fuel cell stack via the boost converter, and is programmed with a plurality of calibrated voltage profiles each having a corresponding magnitude and rate of change. The controller is configured to execute a method which includes detecting an air start of the fuel cell stack in response to a requested start-up of the fuel cell stack. The controller then enforces the stack voltage to the predetermined voltage profiles during an actual start-up of the fuel cell stack, doing so via regulation of the boost converter and using the plurality of calibrated voltage profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC.
    Inventors: Jun Cai, Joseph Castelluccio, Sergio E. Garcia, Andrew J. Maslyn
  • Patent number: 10326169
    Abstract: A first electrode body element and a second electrode body element including a positive electrode plate and a negative electrode plate are fabricated, a first positive electrode tab group of the first electrode body element and a second positive electrode tab group of the second electrode body element are connected to a lead portion of a positive electrode collector attached to a sealing plate, a first negative electrode tab group of the first electrode body element and a second negative electrode tab group of the second electrode body element are connected to a lead portion of a negative electrode collector attached to the sealing plate, and the first electrode body element and the second electrode body element are arranged together as one such that an electrode body is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryoichi Wakimoto, Hirofumi Furukawa, Kazuhiro Kitaoka, Yasuhiro Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 10320035
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a pouch, an electrode assembly in the pouch, an electrode lead, the electrode lead being electrically coupled to the electrode assembly and extending from a sealing portion of the pouch, the sealing portion having a first thickness in a first region corresponding to the electrode lead and a second thickness in a second region adjacent to the electrode lead, the second thickness being less than the first thickness, and a protecting circuit module, the protecting circuit module including a substrate, a temperature control portion, and a connecting tab, the substrate having a first surface mounted on the first region, the first surface of the substrate being spaced apart from the second region, the connecting tab coupling the temperature control portion to the substrate, the connecting tab being configured such that a first surface of the temperature control portion contacts the second region of the sealing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hee-Youn Won, Dae-Yon Moon
  • Patent number: 10319964
    Abstract: A battery array frame according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a frame body extending along a longitudinal axis and including a top frame rail, a bottom frame rail and frame arms that connect between the top frame rail and the bottom frame rail. An insert extends inside the frame body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Hyung Min Baek, Rajaram Subramanian
  • Patent number: 10319981
    Abstract: A battery balancing system for parallel connected batteries for balancing batteries that are at dissimilar voltages. The system has first and second buses, connected by a current limiter. A high bus takes energy from the highest voltage battery or batteries in the system and transfers the energy through the current limiter to the low bus, which in turn delivers energy to the lowest voltage battery or batteries in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Revision Military S.a.r.L.
    Inventors: Steve Carkner, Eric John Georges Andrasi, Paul Lynes
  • Patent number: 10312481
    Abstract: A housing assembly for a battery module includes a plurality of brackets disposed side by side in the front-rear direction and connected by a snap, and each two adjacent brackets defining a space for receiving the battery; a plurality of copper bars disposed vertically on the brackets and having a through-hole adapted for extending an electrode of the battery; and a plurality of insulating frames disposed on the copper bars to cover the electrodes of the batteries; wherein the insulating frame is connected with the bracket by a snap and has an extension direction as same as that of the copper bar. A battery module including the housing assembly is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: BYD COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Baolin Shao, Hongjun Wang, Chao Zhang, Fangfang Bu, Liqiang Chen
  • Patent number: 10297881
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a battery heating system, a battery assembly and an electric vehicle. The battery heating system includes: a battery group having a positive terminal and a negative terminal; a switch having a first end connected with the positive terminal; a large-current discharge module, and a controller connected to the switch and configured to control the switch according to a temperature of the battery group. A first end of the large-current discharge module is connected to a second end of the switch, and a second end of the large-current discharge module is connected to the negative terminal. When the switch is turned on, the battery group discharges via the large-current discharge module and the battery group is heated due to an internal resistance thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: BYD COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Xi Shen, Wenfeng Jiang, Jin Liu, Xiaohui Jia
  • Patent number: 10290893
    Abstract: A method of vertically assembling encapsulated single microbatteries, wherein the vertical assembly contains, between the microbatteries, an electrical insulation and/or sealing layer and a metal layer, successively including: a step of stacking and attaching at least two single microbatteries, previously encapsulated, stacked on each other; and forming a metal layer, capable of ensuring the electrical coupling of each of the metal layers of each of the encapsulated single microbatteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Commisariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Messaoud Bedjaoui, Gabriel Delepierre, Sylvain Poulet
  • Patent number: 10290852
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a housing having an opened top and the housing accommodates at least one battery module and a fuse therein, a housing cover that covers the opened top of the housing and the housing cover includes an opening therein that corresponds to a region of the housing that accommodates the fuse, and an opening cover mountable to the opening of the housing cover and a state of the opening cover is changeable between an opened state and a closed state. The opening cover includes an interlock switch on an inner surface of the opening cover and a grip portion on an outer surface of the opening cover, and the grip portion is arranged along a vertical direction with respect to the interlock switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., ROBERT BOSCH GmbH
    Inventors: Myung-Chul Kim, Hee-Joon Jin, Jang-Gun Ahn, Young-Bin Lim
  • Patent number: 10283743
    Abstract: A battery module provided in a vehicle, includes a holder plate. The holder plate includes openings, a first end surface, a second end surface, support portions and a vulnerable portion. The openings are configured such that cells are inserted in the openings respectively. The first end surface is configured to receive a collision load of a collision object to collide from a third direction. The second end surface is placed on an opposite side to the first end surface in the third direction of the holder plate. The holder plate is supported by the support portions so as to define a space between the second end surface and an adjacent member in the third direction. The vulnerable portion is configured to break the holder plate along a boundary between a first battery group and a second battery group when the vulnerable portion receives the collision load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nobuyoshi Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 10276839
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery includes a battery body and a connector plug. The battery body has a recess, a circuit board and a cell. The circuit board is electrically connected to the battery cell. The connector plug is pivotally connected to the battery body and electrically connected to the circuit board. The connector plug is foldable to be received in the recess. Accordingly, the connector plug is pivotally connected to the battery body and is foldable to be received in the recess, so the battery body can be charged by means of the connector plug connected to an external power supply, thereby improving convenience in using the rechargeable battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Pei-Lun Wang, Xinping Luo
  • Patent number: 10270085
    Abstract: A secondary battery negative electrode material comprises a framework, a chelating/adsorption group and an active substance. The framework does not participate in electrochemical reaction, and only provides a carrier for the chelating/adsorption group (represented by iminodiacetic acid chelating groups in Figure), which contains N, S, P, O atoms having lone pair electrons in outer electrons and has chelating/chemical adsorption bonds formed between it and bivalent/polyvalent metals. The active substance is bivalent/polyvalent metal ion that can be reduced into lower valence states. The active substance metal ion is reduced, during charging, to metal in a lower valence/metal elemental state, which reversely forms, during discharging, the metal ion and has chelating/chemical adsorption bonds formed between it and the chelating/adsorption group. The negative electrode material can form a battery together with positive electrode materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Nanjing Jingyan New Energy Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jing Yan
  • Patent number: 10263238
    Abstract: Provided are a battery protection circuit module package capable of achieving high integration and size reduction, and a battery pack and an electronic device including the same. The battery protection circuit module package includes a lead frame including a plurality of leads space apart from each other, and capable of being coupled and electrically connected to electrode tabs of a battery cell, battery protection circuit devices mounted on the lead frame and including a positive temperature coefficient (PTC) structure, and an encapsulant for encapsulating the battery protection circuit devices to expose a part of the lead frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: ITM SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hoseok Hwang, Youngseok Kim, Sunghee Lee, Seongbeom Park, Sanghoon Ahn, Taehwan Jeong, Seunguk Park, Jaeku Park, Younggeun Yoon, Hyunsuck Lee, Sunghee Wang
  • Patent number: 10243193
    Abstract: Disclosed is a battery pack with an improved structure to support a torque applied to a terminal bolt when a nut is coupled to the terminal bolt which is exposed out of the battery pack and serves as a connection terminal. The battery pack includes a cell assembly having a plurality of secondary batteries, a pack housing having an inner space to accommodate the cell assembly therein, a terminal bolt configured to protrude out of the pack housing, a center plate located at an upper portion of the cell assembly in the inner space of the pack housing and having an insert groove formed therein, and a bus bar having one end electrically connected to an electrode terminal of the cell assembly and the other end connected to the terminal bolt by contact, the bus bar being inserted into the insert groove of the center plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Ki-Youn Kim, Jun-Yeob Seong, Young-Sop Eom, Sung-Chun Yu, Dal-Mo Kang
  • Patent number: 10205196
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes a bare cell including a case and a cap plate sealing the case, a temperature sensing element on the cap plate, and a protective circuit module coupled to the cap plate and electrically connected to the bare cell and the temperature sensing element, wherein an electrical connection member is on at least one side of the temperature sensing element and electrically connects the temperature sensing element to at least one of the bare cell and/or the protective circuit module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Bohyun Byun
  • Patent number: 10199839
    Abstract: A battery pack includes one or more battery cells including at one side electrode tabs of different polarities, the electrode tabs distanced from each other in a first direction and each protruding in a second direction transverse to the first direction; and a protective circuit module connected to the one side of the one or more battery cells to control charging/discharging of the one or more battery cells, and the protective circuit module is arranged to be superposed on the one or more battery cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Min Kim, Dae Yon Moon, Byung Kook Ahn
  • Patent number: 10199615
    Abstract: The top cover structure of the power battery includes a cap plate, a cathode column, a conducting piece and a reversing piece, the conducting piece is electrically connected with the cathode column, the cathode column is insulatedly assembled with the cap plate; the reversing piece includes a welding part, a embossment with a solid core structure and a joint part arranged between the welding part and the embossment, the embossment is arranged at the center of the joint part, the welding part is arranged on the outer margin of the joint part; the welding part is electrically connected with the cap plate, the embossment does not contact the conducting piece, when the pressure inside the power battery increases, the reversing piece receives the pressure inside the power battery, and moves upwards, so that the embossment is electrically connected to the conducting piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited
    Inventors: Quankun Li, Pinghua Deng, Peng Wang, Kai Wu, Junjie Jiang
  • Patent number: 10181621
    Abstract: An electrode including an electrode material of the same type as electrode materials used in Li-ion batteries and a dye is provided. The electrode may further include a semiconductor material. The electrode is used in the manufacture of a battery that is rechargeable using light. Method of manufacturing an electrode, including the following steps: (a) preparing a film including an electrode material of the same type as electrode materials used in Li-ion batteries; and (b) bringing into contact the film and a solution including a photosensitive dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: HYDRO-QUEBEC
    Inventors: Andrea Paolella, Cyril Faure, Abdelbast Guerfi, Pierre Hovington, Karim Zaghib
  • Patent number: 10177349
    Abstract: Provided is a secondary battery, including a bare cell including a terrace-shaped part on a side thereof; an insulation film attached to the terrace-shaped part; and a thermal protection device on the insulation film. The thermal protection device includes a transfer part; and a first lead terminal and a second lead terminal on both sides of the transfer part. The insulation film includes an opening overlapping the transfer part. The transfer part directly contacts the terrace-shaped part through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wanwoo Park
  • Patent number: 10115939
    Abstract: A battery cover plate assembly and a battery having the same are provided. The battery cover plate includes: a cover plate (1); an insulation sheet (3) comprising an insulation sheet body (30) defining first and second ends (301, 302) and a limitation portion (31) disposed at the second end (302) of the insulation sheet body (30) and defining a limitation space (32) with a lower surface of the insulation sheet body (30); and a negative connection sheet (2) comprising a riveting portion (21) and a negative tab connection portion (22) defining a limitation end (221), in which the riveting portion (21) is connected to the insulation sheet (3) and the cover plate (1) via a rivet (4), and the limitation end (221) is inserted into the limitation space (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: BYD COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Long He, Haiquan Wang, Hong Xiao, Deding Gou
  • Patent number: 10115969
    Abstract: There is provided a battery including a positive electrode, and a negative electrode. At least one electrode of the positive electrode and the negative electrode includes a current collector, a mixture layer over one main surface of the current collector, the mixture layer including a gap through which a part of the current collector is exposed, a lead bonded to an exposed surface of the current collector exposed through the gap, and a protective layer configured to protect the current collector, at least a part of the protective layer being over the exposed surface of the current collector and interposed between a part of the lead and the exposed surface. The part of the lead includes at least a part of a peripheral edge of the lead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadashi Matsushita, Takehiko Ishii
  • Patent number: 10115957
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly including a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate and a separator between the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate; a case accommodating the electrode assembly and having an opening; a cap plate sealing the opening of the case, the cap plate electrically connected to the second electrode plate and having a short-circuit hole; an inversion plate arranged in the short-circuit hole; a first terminal plate electrically connected to the first electrode plate and spaced apart from the cap plate; and a fuse part comprising a first fuse and a second fuse spaced apart from each other in the first terminal plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangwon Byun, Inhyun Lee
  • Patent number: 10103376
    Abstract: A stacked all-solid-state battery includes: a stacked body including stacked power generation elements each having a cathode current collector layer and so on; and an antecedent short circuit layer arranged outside the stacked body. In the battery, at least one of the cathode current collector layer and the anode current collector layer includes a fuse portion that fuses by overcurrent, the antecedent short circuit layer includes a first metal layer, a second metal layer and an aluminum layer provided between the first and second metal layers and including an oxide film on its surface; the elements have a parallel connection to each other, and the first and second metal layers are respectively and electrically connected with the cathode and anode current collector layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Koichi Sugiura
  • Patent number: 10103767
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for dynamically charging an internal battery of a smart card from an interface device (such as a terminal) so that the battery life may be extended. A smart card device detects that it has interfaced with an interface device and that voltage is now being provided to the smart card device. The smart card device may divert some or most of the current being provided with the voltage to charge an internal battery of the smart card device, either concurrent to other communications between the smart card device and the interface device or before/after relevant communications are completed. As a result, the use of a smart card device contributes to the charge of the smart card device's internal battery, instead of draining it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Anupam Pahuja
  • Patent number: 10103415
    Abstract: A battery cell includes a pouch, an electrolyte material, positive and negative electrodes, and one or more heat conducting members. The pouch has an inner surface defining an internal volume, within which is contained the electrolyte material. The electrodes form current collectors that are positioned within the internal volume of the pouch. The electrode terminals are connected to a respective one of the positive and negative electrodes. Each heat conducting member is in thermal communication with a respective electrode terminal fully within the internal volume of the pouch, and extends between the electrodes and the inner surface of the pouch. The heat conducting members form a parallel heat transfer path within the battery cell. A battery pack includes a housing containing multiple such battery cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Ottomano, Pablo Valencia, Jr., Andrew H. Leutheuser
  • Patent number: 10090505
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly including a positive electrode plate and a negative electrode plate; a can accommodating the electrode assembly; and a cap assembly having a cap plate sealing the opening of the can, a terminal plate on one side of the cap plate and being electrically connected to the negative electrode plate, and an insulation plate located between the cap plate and the terminal plate, the insulation plate including a bottom plate, and first and second long side walls and first and second short side walls extending from the bottom plate and respectively encompassing opposing long sides and opposing short sides of the terminal plate, wherein the first and second long side walls have recessed regions, and wherein the terminal plate is configured to contact the can at the recessed regions when the can is deformed by compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nari Heo, Minho Song
  • Patent number: 10090507
    Abstract: A secondary battery-mounted circuit chip wherein secondary battery is directly fabricated on opposed surface of formed circuit into an integrated structure of the secondary battery and circuit, and a manufacturing method thereof. Secondary battery-mounted circuit chip is configured such that secondary battery is directly fabricated in region corresponding to circuit into integrated structure of secondary battery and circuit. The chip is secondary battery-mounted circuit chip wherein secondary battery is formed on surface opposing a circuit region fabricated on wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA NIHON MICRONICS, GUALA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Tsunokuni, Tatsuo Inoue, Kiyoyasu Hiwada, Takashi Tonokawa, Akira Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 10074846
    Abstract: A battery module includes a plurality of battery cells each configured to store an electric charge and a busbar interconnecting the plurality of battery cells. Each battery cell has a first end surface including a positive terminal, a second end surface, and a perimeter surface including a negative terminal. The busbar has a layered structure including a plurality of parallel-extending layers. The layers include a first conductive layer positioned on the first end surface and contacting each of the positive terminals of the plurality of battery cells, a second conductive layer positioned between the first and second end surfaces and contacting each of the negative terminals of the plurality of battery cells, and at least one isolating layer positioned between the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer. The at least one isolating layers holds the battery cells in position in at least a lateral direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: NIO USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Austin Newman
  • Patent number: 10069121
    Abstract: Electrical battery module comprising: —a casing (2) comprising a longitudinal body (3) suitable for longitudinally receiving a plurality of electrical batteries (4), one next to the other, and an end cover (5) coupled to one of the ends of said longitudinal body; —an internal, radial electrical connection plate (7) and an external, radial electrical connection plate (8), axially arranged on both sides of said end cover (5); —and at least one axial, electrical connection pad (17, 21) of said internal and external plates (7, 8), axially crossing said cover (5); the interior radial plate (7) comprising a plurality of electrical contact means (13) suitable for being respectively in contact with one end of said electrical batteries (4); and the external radial plate (8) comprising a plurality of electrical distribution means (19) intended for external electrical connection of this external radial plate (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: TYVA ENERGIE
    Inventor: Thierry Claudel
  • Patent number: 10062886
    Abstract: A battery pack is disclosed. The battery pack includes a cell with a spacer, and a cap mounted on the spacer. The spacer and cap are mated to form a cavity to accommodate the components (i.e. busbars, circuit board, an insulator) of the battery pack. The spacer and cap have a series of mating surfaces for the components, wherein the mating surfaces have different heights to be recessed relative to each other to create spaces for accommodating the components. The recesses, channels, steps and raised portions correspond in geometry to the components so that they can be assembled while removing the tolerance accumulation associated with multiple standoffs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan J. Bohney
  • Patent number: 10050251
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a secondary battery pack including a battery cell having an electrode assembly mounted in a battery case together with an electrolyte, a protection circuit module (PCM) having a protection circuit for controlling overcharge, overdischarge, and overcurrent of the battery cell, an insulative mounting member mounted to a top cap of the battery cell, and an insulative cap coupled to the upper end of the battery cell, wherein the top cap is provided with at least one protrusion-type electrode terminal, and the top cap is provided at a partial region where the protrusion-type electrode terminal is not formed with a space (depression space) depressed downward by a predetermined depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Youngsun Park, Jeongsuk Lee, Keunpyo Ahn, Chunyeon Kim, Joung Ho Ha, Masayuki Wakebe
  • Patent number: 10046151
    Abstract: Transdermal therapeutic systems are described which have at least one electronic component, as well as methods for producing this type of transdermal therapeutic systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme, AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Laux, Beatrix Platt, Nico Reum
  • Patent number: 10044061
    Abstract: A process for preparing a lithium-rich antiperovskite electrolyte film involves forming a composite target of precursor metal oxide(s) and metal halide(s), and exposing the target to a pulsed laser beam under conditions suitable for depositing a film of lithium-rich antiperovskite on a surface. In some embodiments the process is used to prepare a film of Li3OCl from a target largely composed of Li2O and LiCl. Exposure of the target to a pulsed laser beam deposits antiperovskite electrolyte Li3OCl on a substrate. In another embodiment, sputtering may be used to prepare films of lithium-rich antiperovskites using the composite target of precursor metal oxide(s) and metal halide(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Los Alamos National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Xujie Lu, John Howard, Luc Daemen, Yusheng Zhao, Quanxi Jia
  • Patent number: 10033026
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly having electrodes located on either side of a separator; a case housing the electrode assembly; a cap plate sealing the case; a lead tab that is connected to each of the electrodes; and a terminal that is connected to a respective lead tab and protrudes from the case through a terminal hole, wherein the terminal comprises a different material than the lead tab, and wherein an insulating portion is located between the terminal and the cap plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Myung-Jae Jang, Sang-Won Byun, Chi-Young Lee
  • Patent number: 10033071
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery whose ohmic resistance is modulated according to temperature is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: EC Power, LLC
    Inventors: Chao-Yang Wang, Shanhai Ge, Yan Ji, Tianren Xu
  • Patent number: 10026947
    Abstract: A battery terminal is made of a clad material in which a first metal layer made of an Al-based alloy, a second metal layer made of a Cu-based alloy, and a third metal layer made of a Ni-based alloy are bonded to each other in a state where the first metal layer, the second metal layer, and the third metal layer are stacked in this order. The battery terminal includes a shaft portion and a flange portion that radially expands from the shaft portion, and has the third metal layer at least in an end of the shaft portion on a first side in a shaft direction in which the shaft portion extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Yokota, Yoshimitsu Oda
  • Patent number: 10007284
    Abstract: A scalable power source that includes a controller that is electrically connected to an engine component that generates electrical power and includes a modular connector that electrically connects the controller to plural auxiliary power sources or plural types of auxiliary power sources to provide a selected power output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Edward A. Enyedy, Adam Hruska
  • Patent number: 10003064
    Abstract: A secondary battery, including a case having one or more partition walls providing a plurality of accommodating spaces; a plurality of electrode assemblies in the accommodating spaces with an electrolyte, the plurality of electrode assemblies including electrode tabs; and a cap assembly including a cap plate sealing a top portion of the case, the cap assembly having the electrode tabs drawn therefrom and first connection tabs electrically connecting the plurality of electrode assemblies through the electrode tabs, the partition walls being impregnated with the electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyunchul Kim, Hyejung Lee
  • Patent number: 9991484
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for configuring battery packs in electric vehicles. A battery pack may include a plurality of battery modules, a support part, and at least one opening provided on the support part. The support part may be provided with a bottom for supporting the plurality of battery modules, sides, a top, and an accommodation space formed by the bottom, the sides, and the top for accommodating the plurality of battery modules. The opening provided on the bottom of the support part may enable the plurality of battery modules to be passed through the at least one opening and be detachably mounted to the bottom of the support part so as to be supported by the bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: THUNDER POWER NEW ENERGY VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Wellen Sham
  • Patent number: 9979059
    Abstract: Provided is an electric storage apparatus capable of preventing a decrease in its performance for cooling electric storage devices. An electric storage apparatus includes an electric storage device, an end holder adjacent to the electric storage device, a frame sandwiching the electric storage device and the end holder, and a seal member arranged between the frame and the end holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignees: GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Nishimura, Jun Machida, Sunao Teraguchi
  • Patent number: 9972822
    Abstract: Disclosed is a battery pack including a bushing for connecting an end plate. The battery pack according to the present disclosure connects an upper housing and an end plate for a battery module assembly by the bushing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Young-Gil Kim, Jeong-O Mun, Jae-Min Lee, Dal-Mo Kang, Soo-Ryoung Kim, Jae-Hun Yang, Sang-Wook Yim
  • Patent number: 9966636
    Abstract: A battery pack is provided. The battery pack has a plurality of secondary batteries and an inspection circuit. When the plurality of secondary batteries are classified into a first secondary battery group configured of secondary batteries selected from the plurality of secondary batteries and a second secondary battery group configured of remaining secondary batteries not belonging to the first secondary battery group, the inspection circuit creates a first data string of the secondary batteries configuring the second secondary battery group, based on a predetermined arithmetic rule, from identification marks of the secondary batteries configuring the first secondary battery group, obtains a second data string by examining identification marks of the secondary batteries configuring the second secondary battery group, subsequently compares the first data string with the second data string, and stops a function of the battery pack when the first data string and the second data string do not match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shin Hotta, Atsushi Ozawa, Kentaro Marutani, Shinichi Uesaka
  • Patent number: 9960460
    Abstract: An energy storage apparatus includes: an energy storage device; a spacer disposed on one side of the energy storage device in a first direction, the spacer including a pair of wall portions; and a measuring part for measuring a state of the energy storage device, the measuring part disposed on one side of the energy storage device in a second direction which intersects with the first direction. The wall portions include a first wall portion disposed on the one side of the energy storage device in the second direction and a second wall portion disposed on the other side of the energy storage device opposite to the one side of the energy storage device. The energy storage device is arranged at a position where a distance between the energy storage device and the first wall portion is set shorter than a distance between the energy storage device and the second wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Shogo Tsuruta, Yuichiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9935340
    Abstract: A battery pack is disclosed. In one aspect, the battery pack includes rechargeable batteries each having first and second terminals opposing each other and first and second fixing members each having catching portions respectively positioned at opposite sides of the rechargeable batteries and extending toward a center of the rechargeable batteries. Each of the catching portions has first and second ends opposing each other, and a gap is formed between the catching portions and the rechargeable batteries. The battery pack also includes a plurality of balancing wires and a protective circuit configured to protect the rechargeable batteries from overcharge or overdischarge. The catching portions of the first fixing member and the respective catching portions of the second fixing member are engaged and fixed with respect to each other, and wherein one or more of the balancing wires pass through the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ha-Neul Lee
  • Patent number: 9935492
    Abstract: A power control system for adjusting an input power limit of a DC-DC voltage converter is provided. The system includes a microprocessor that determines an amount of output power being output by a battery pack, an amount of available power in the battery pack, and an amount of input power being input to the DC-DC voltage converter. The microprocessor determines an amount of power being provided to the DC-AC inverter based on the amount of output power being output by the battery pack and the amount of input power being input to the DC-DC voltage converter. The microprocessor decreases the input power limit of the DC-DC voltage converter if a sum of the amount of power being provided to the DC-AC inverter and the amount of input power being input to the DC-DC voltage converter is greater than the amount of available power in the battery pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventor: Alexander Jeffrey Smith
  • Patent number: 9929442
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a battery pack configured to have a structure in which a protection circuit module (PCM) is mounted at a sealed surplus part of a battery cell at which electrode terminals of the battery cell are located, wherein the PCM includes a protection circuit board (PCB), a safety element, and an electrically insulative module case for surrounding the PCB and the safety element, the module case includes an upper case and a lower case coupled to each other through an assembly type fastening structure for receiving the PCB and the safety element, the module case, the PCB, and the electrode terminals are provided with first openings and second openings having a sufficient size to allow a first joint fastening member and a second joint fastening member to extend therethrough, and the PCB is received between the upper case and the lower case such that the PCB is electrically connected to the electrode terminals of the battery cell in a state in which the PCB is coupled to the electrode terminals of the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Soo Jun Ahn, Ho Chol Nam, Hyung Ku Yun
  • Patent number: 9923184
    Abstract: A high-voltage energy storage module for supplying a voltage, in particular to a motor vehicle, includes at least two storage cells and at least one electrically conductive connection between two poles of different storage cells. The individual connection consists of multiple adjacently arranged bonding wires, and each bonding wire is secured to the two poles by means of a wire bonding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jose Lopez De Arroyabe, Karl-Heinz Gaubatz