Cell Support For Removable Cell Patents (Class 429/96)
  • Patent number: 10750620
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, devices, and methods for connecting a flexible circuit to a battery. Conductive pads are formed simultaneous with mounting and reflowing circuitry components on a flexible circuit, where the conductive pads serve as preformed tabs capable of being joined to terminals of a battery. The flexible circuit can be bent in a manner so that the conductive pads are positioned adjacent to the positive and negative terminals of a battery, such as a coin cell battery. The conductive pads can be attached to the terminals to form a cost-efficient and space-efficient design connecting the battery to the flexible circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: PHILIPS HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Ganton, Robert Ballam
  • Patent number: 10703186
    Abstract: In the case of a battery support frame for an electric vehicle battery, said support frame being optimized in terms of tightness, compensation of component tolerances and load absorption in particular in the event of a crash, provision is made for a corner element to be arranged as tolerance compensation between a longitudinal profile and a transverse profile, the longitudinal profile and transverse profile being connected together via said corner element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: DURA OPERATING, LLC
    Inventors: Carsten Ruech, Christian Schulte, Holger Rau
  • Patent number: 10700394
    Abstract: A battery pack includes: a lower battery module; an upper battery module stacked vertically upwardly of the lower battery module; and a heating unit provided between the lower battery module and the upper battery module, the heating unit being configured to heat the lower battery module and the upper battery module. The heating unit includes a heating line disposed at a position closer to the lower battery module relative to the upper battery module in a stacking direction of the lower battery module and the upper battery module. According to such a configuration, there can be provided a battery pack in which temperature variation is suppressed between battery modules stacked upwardly/downwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Murata, Masaki Hanada
  • Patent number: 10505222
    Abstract: A lithium metal polymer battery comprising a rigid casing and at least one electrochemical cell; the battery assembled without an active mechanical pressure system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: BLUE SOLUTIONS CANADA INC.
    Inventors: Claude Carignan, Jonathan Mortreux, Yvan Roy, Guy Gilbert, Alain Vallee
  • Patent number: 10446805
    Abstract: In a stacked battery according to one aspect of the present disclosure, a first current collecting case includes: a first facing portion facing the electrode body in the stacking direction of the electrode body; and positive-electrode wall portions that extend from edge portions of the first facing portion so as to cover first side portions of the electrode body, and whose inner surfaces are electrically connected to edge sides of positive-electrode protruding portions. In the stacking direction of the electrode body, a second current collecting case includes: a second facing portion facing the electrode body in the stacking direction of the electrode body; and negative-electrode wall portions that extend from edge portions of the second facing portion so as to cover second side portions of the electrode body, and whose inner surfaces are electrically connected to edge sides of negative-electrode protruding portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takuro Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10446893
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a heat exchanger plate having a first attachment feature and a battery assembly having a second attachment feature configured to engage the first attachment feature as the battery assembly is moved against the heat exchanger plate to thermally couple the battery assembly to the heat exchanger plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Daniel Maguire, Hyung Min Baek
  • Patent number: 10435100
    Abstract: A bicycle component is provided with a base including a recess, a cover, a protected member that is at least partially arranged in the recess, and an engagement portion. The cover is configured to close the recess. The protected member is at least partially arranged in the recess. The engagement portion is configured separately from the cover and the protected member. The engagement portion is arranged in the recess and engages the cover that covers the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Makoto Shimoda, Yoshitaka Nose, Yuya Yoneda, Taihei Nishihara
  • Patent number: 10326124
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for removing water from a battery housing (100) or a battery separator, comprising a body (310) having a plurality of capillaries (3201-3207) and electrodes (330, 340) for producing an electric field, and a control device (350) for controlling the electric field for removing water through means of the capillaries (3201-3207), a battery housing, a battery separator, a battery system, a vehicle, a method, a computer program and a computer program product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Bosch
  • Patent number: 10315026
    Abstract: A system and method for stimulating a user, the system comprising: a set of pads configured at head regions of the user; a band having a first end coupled to a first pad of the set of pads and a second end coupled to a second pad of the set of pads; a bridge coupled the band and to an electrode during use; and a set of links, each link coupled at a first region to an interior portion of its corresponding pad, and coupled at a second region to the bridge, having an elastic modulus above a threshold modulus such that: in a first mode, displacement of the set of pads produces displacement of the electrode away from the head region of the user, and in a second mode, release of the set of pads orients protrusions of the electrode approximately normal to the head region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Halo Neuro, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett Wingeier, Tal Bar-Or, Colin Davis, Victoria Hammett, Daniel Chao, Matty Martin
  • Patent number: 10312558
    Abstract: A battery pack for an electric vehicle may include a plurality of battery cells arranged in on or more rows, a coolant loop, and a molded insert that encompasses the plurality of cells and the coolant loop such that the plurality of cells and the coolant loop are fixed relative to each other. The molded insert may cover a large portion of the coolant loop and/or the individual battery cells of the battery pack. An injection mold can be used as a fixture to hold the individual battery cells in place relative to the coolant loop, and the molded insert can be injected around the battery and coolant loop assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: THUNDER POWER NEW ENERGY VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Yung-Kang Yang
  • Patent number: 10270126
    Abstract: A method for preparing a lithium titanium phosphate, wherein a sol-gel process is used to prepare the phosphate, includes producing a sol from source materials; converting the sol to a gel; and drying the gel to obtain a corresponding powder comprising the lithium titanium phosphate. In a substep, the method further includes adding titanium(IV) isopropoxide to water to produce precipitates of titanium hydroxide oxide, cooling a system down to a temperature of less than 10° C., and redissolving the precipitates by adding nitric acid to form an aqueous TiO2+ nitrate solution. The lithium titanium phosphate has a general composition Li1+x+yMxTi2?x(PO4)3?y(SiO4)y, wherein M=Al, Ga, In, Sc, V, Cr, Mn, Co, Fe, Y, La—Lu, wherein 0?x?0.5, and wherein 0?y?0.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH
    Inventors: Qianli Ma, Frank Tietz, Olivier Guillon
  • Patent number: 10263228
    Abstract: The sealing property obtained when a battery pack is attached to an electric power tool is improved. An electric power tool to/from which a battery pack retaining a battery cell is attachable/detachable has: a tool main body being provided with an attachment part to/from which the battery pack is attached/detached; a guide groove which is provided in the attachment part and which determines a direction of the attachment/detachment of the battery pack; a device-side terminal which is provided in the attachment part and which is connected to a battery-side terminal provided in the battery pack; and a seal member which is provided in the attachment part and which seals a connecting part between the battery-side terminal and the device-side terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Koki Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomomasa Nishikawa, Tetsuhiro Harada, Chikai Yoshimizu, Hiroyuki Hanawa
  • Patent number: 10249860
    Abstract: Provided is a cartridge frame which is inserted between a plurality of unit battery cells stacked in the fabrication of a modularized battery and a battery module having the same. The cartridge frame according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes an inter-cell separation plate with a planar shape inserted between adjacent unit battery cells to separate the adjacent unit battery cells, and a sidewall part extending in a direction perpendicular to the planar surface of the inter-cell separation plate at an edge other than an edge of a direction in which an electrode terminal of the battery cell is drawn, among edges of the inter-cell separation plate, wherein for at least a portion of the sidewall part, an inner sidewall coming into contact with a side surface of the unit battery cell is made from metal, and an outer sidewall facing the inner sidewall is made from plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventor: Seung-Ryul Choi
  • Patent number: 10187718
    Abstract: A stabilized headband includes a headband having two ends with an arcuate section extending between the ends. The headband further includes a pair of pads with each pad having a contoured surface to engage a head in a contact region where the head has a contour that is similar to the contoured surface. The pads may include a compliant member to improve contact with the head. Each pad is pivotably coupled to the headband proximate to one of the ends at a location that is behind the arcuate section when the headband is worn on the head to improve fit, stability and comfort. The arcuate section defines a headband plane which is at a non-zero angle with respect to a vertical plane when the headband is worn on the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: BOSE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas G. Andrikowich, Michael Salame, Paul Yamkovoy
  • Patent number: 10057395
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present invention are directed to a case for use with a mobile electronic device. The case includes a body that is detachably secured to the mobile electronic device. An electrical bus is disposed within the body. A connector is disposed on the body. The connector is communicably coupled to the mobile electronic device. The case further includes a memory configured to store a file received from the mobile electronic device through the connector, a processor configured to generate a signal based on the file stored in the memory, and an output port. The output port is configured to transmit the signal generated by the processor to an external device, wherein the external device is communicably coupled to the output port. The connector, the memory, the processor and the output port are communicably coupled to the electrical bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: CARYDEAN ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Dean Henry Wagstaff, Acel Ladd Wimmer
  • Patent number: 9947906
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a front case including a first battery slot that detachably receives a battery, and a first protruding part protruded from a first sidewall of the first battery slot, wherein the first protruding part is disposed at a predetermined height from a bottom surface of the first battery slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Min Su Jung, Yong Seok Lee, Hong Moon Chun
  • Patent number: 9853265
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to waterproofing of a removable battery configured to prevent seeping of water into the battery component through the use of a rubber waterproof frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Xing Du
    Inventor: Xing Du
  • Patent number: 9660232
    Abstract: A button cell terminal to electrically connect to a button cell and a circuit board includes: a spring contact terminal; a board joint; and a pressing force absorbing spring portion. The spring contact terminal is arranged into a spring shape deforming elastically in response to pressing force from the button cell in the X-axis direction and the Z-axis direction. The board joint is joined to the circuit board. The pressing force absorbing spring portion includes a bent arm for absorbing pressing force from the button cell through elastic deformation in response to pressing force from the button cell in the X-axis direction and the Y-axis direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hikaru Imamura
  • Patent number: 9643516
    Abstract: A vehicle drive battery attachment structure including a battery case disposed at the vehicle rear of a vehicle cabin, a rear side member that is provided at a side portion of a vehicle body rear section and extends along a vehicle front-rear direction, and a bracket that is fixed to the battery case, that includes a low strength portion and a high strength portion in a row along the vehicle front-rear direction, that is fixed to the rear side member at both vehicle front-rear direction end sides of the low strength portion and the high strength portion respectively, and in which the low strength portion is set with lower strength with respect to vehicle front-rear direction load than the high strength portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Akihiro Hirota
  • Patent number: 9577695
    Abstract: A wireless communication accessory for a mobile communication device comprising: a casing that conforms, at least partially, to the outer shape of the mobile communication device; a processing circuit housed within the casing and configured to process a first data; and a wireless transmitter coupled to the processing circuit, where the transmitter is configured to transmit the first data. The wireless communication accessory may further comprise a wireless receiver that is configured to receive a second data from an external wireless device. The first data may be associated with any or all of the following: payment card information for processing purchase transactions; public transportation account information for processing travel credits on public transportation systems; and access card information for gaining access into restricted areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Mophie, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Huang
  • Patent number: 9570721
    Abstract: A battery module including: a plurality of battery cells arranged in a direction and each including a terminal portion on a first surface thereof; a pair of end plates each configured to face a wide surface of a battery cell at a respective outer end of the plurality of battery cells; side plates configured to support side surfaces of the battery cells at respective sides of the plurality of battery cells; and a cover configured to cover the first surfaces of the battery cells or second surfaces of the battery cells opposite the first surfaces, and a side plate of the side plates includes a bent portion that is bent to overlap with an end portion of the cover, and the cover is configured to press the bent portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Myung-Chul Kim
  • Patent number: 9484561
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a prismatic battery pack including an electrode assembly of a cathode/separator/anode structure impregnated with an electrolyte, a prismatic container, in which the electrode assembly is mounted, the prismatic container having at least one depressed groove formed at a bottom thereof in a longitudinal direction of the prismatic battery pack, a cap plate coupled to an open upper end of the prismatic container, in which the electrode assembly is mounted, a protection circuit module (PCM) including a protection circuit to control operation of the prismatic battery pack, the PCM being loaded on the cap plate, and an insulative cap mounted to the prismatic container while surrounding the PCM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Geon Tae Park, SooRyoung Kim, Hee Gyu Kim, Jung Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 9484560
    Abstract: An electric device has a curved structure formed at at least one position of an outside thereof. At least one secondary battery having an external appearance corresponding to a shape of the curved structure is mounted at the position of the electric device at which the curved structure is formed. The secondary battery is a battery cell having an electrode assembly including a cathode, an anode, and a separator disposed between the cathode and the anode mounted in a battery case or a battery pack having the battery cell mounted in a pack case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sungjin Kwon, Dong-Myung Kim, Ki Woong Kim
  • Patent number: 9461338
    Abstract: A battery pack including a core pack including a unit cell; a protection circuit module electrically connected to the core pack; and a frame including a first region accommodating the core pack and a second region accommodating the protection circuit module, the frame further including a supporting portion supporting the protection circuit module in the second region, and a partition wall dividing the first region and the second region from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-Hun Park, Dae-Yon Moon
  • Patent number: 9368767
    Abstract: Battery corrosive electrolyte leakage is reduced by absorbing forces generated during impact of a device holding the batteries and preventing such forces from being transferred to terminal contacts of batteries held in a series configuration. Contacts of batteries connected in series are protected by use of shock absorbing spacers while a terminal end shock absorber is positioned so that the terminal end will be cushioned when a force is applied to the series configuration causing the batteries to move relative to the terminal battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Mag Instrument, Inc
    Inventor: Anthony Maglica
  • Patent number: 9367096
    Abstract: A slide switch for constraining a movement of a unit relative to a casing is disclosed in the present invention. The slide switch includes a buckling component, a constraining component and a latch. The buckling component includes a connection portion and an inclined structure. The constraining component includes a block portion and a guide portion. The latch includes a body, a hook portion disposed on the body, a first guide structure disposed on a top of the hook portion, and a contact portion disposed on the body. The hook portion is engaged with the connection portion to constrain the movement of a first unit. The first guide structure pushes the inclined structure to separate the first unit from the casing. The contact portion contacts the block portion to constrain the movement of a second unit, and slides relative to the guide portion to separate the second unit from the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Jing-Tang Wu, Tsung-Ying Tsai
  • Patent number: 9318932
    Abstract: A power tool includes a brushless DC motor housed inside an upper body of the tool housing and a control unit housed inside a handle of the housing, the control unit including a micro-controller mounted on a control circuit board, a power unit electronically coupled to the micro-controller and mounted on a power circuit board arranged substantially parallel the control circuit board inside the handle, and a heat sink in thermal contact with the power unit. An input unit may be mounted directly on the control circuit board. An upper portion of the heat sink extending towards the upper body of the housing may include a tab protruding underneath a fan assembly of the motor to transfer heat from the power unit to the airflow created by the fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Madhur M. Purohit, Earl M. Ortt, Erik Ekstrom, Shailesh P. Waikar, Marcell E. Coates, Eric E. Hatfield
  • Patent number: 9291420
    Abstract: A simulated weapon or firearm is provided that is formed with a mechanical operating or firing mechanism similar to that of an actual firearm. The firing mechanism is formed with components found in an actual firearm that are interconnected with components of an electronic mechanism that can monitor and control the mechanical operation of the simulated firearm. This allows for the mechanical operating mechanism to function in a manner similar to that of an actual firearm, while the electronic mechanism can introduce various mechanical failures that do not otherwise occur in the electronics-only operating mechanisms of prior simulated firearms. In addition, the operational cycles of the mechanical and electronic mechanisms are synchronized to provide a highly realistic feel to the simulated weapon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Universal Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick A. Jensen, Jared R. Orvis
  • Patent number: 9263716
    Abstract: A battery holder for use with a battery-powered sensor may be configured such that removing the battery involves at least two distinct motions. The battery holder may include a cradle and a resilient retention strap configured to be deflectable between relaxed and deflected positions. With the retention strap in the relaxed position, the cradle and the retention strap may cooperate to retain the battery in the inserted position within the battery holder. The battery may be removed by first manipulating the retention strap from the relaxed position to the deflected position, and then using a distinct second motion to remove the battery from the holder. The battery holder may be configured to substantially prevent movement of the battery relative to the cradle when the battery is in the inserted position. The battery holder may be configured to facilitate insertion of the battery into the holder in a desired orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., INC.
    Inventors: Brandon L. Szoke, Peter W. Ogden, Keith Joseph Corrigan, Nikhil Vithal Bhate
  • Patent number: 9257728
    Abstract: A battery pack has battery cells and bus bars. Each of the battery cells is covered with an exterior case. All the battery cells are electrically connected in series through the bus bars. The battery cells are divided into a first stacked group and a second stacked group arranged adjacent to each other in a lateral direction of the battery pack. The battery cells in each stacked group are stacked in a thickness direction of the battery pack. The stacked groups have a different number of the battery cells in order to make a stair structure. An electrode terminal of one end terminal of the battery cells connected in series is arranged adjacent to the stair structure. A control board is arranged on a lower step part of the stair structure. Devices formed on the control board detect a state of each battery cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiki Adachi, Tatsuya Saito, Norihiko Ito, Yuya Mizuma
  • Patent number: 9184474
    Abstract: There is provided an accumulator unit for insertion into a portable electronic device. The accumulator unit has an integrated charging unit and a charging port. The charging port is freely accessible in the inserted and non-inserted condition of the accumulator unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dirk Reymann, Elmar Schulze, Niels Christian Steen Hansen, Dirk Krätzer
  • Patent number: 9178195
    Abstract: Erroneous insertion of a battery into an imaging device is prevented. In a battery loading and unloading mechanism, a battery is formed with projecting portions at longitudinal both ends of a back surface and along back surface, the back surface being a surface opposite to an insertion surface of the battery, whereby even the battery formed in a flat rectangular parallelepiped and having the almost-square main surface can be prevented from being erroneously inserted into the device. The projecting portion has an inclined surface acutely inclined with respect to the back surface, and when the battery is unloaded from the device, unloading of the battery from the device is accelerated by the inclined surface undergoing contact pressure of the retaining means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takayoshi Yamasaki, Hiroaki Sato, Toshiaki Ueda, Tomonori Watanabe, Yoichi Miyajima, Osamu Nagashima, Mieko Hara
  • Patent number: 9172101
    Abstract: An attachment for a fuel tank of a fuel cell powered system is described. The attachment thermally conducts heat generated from an electronic component to the fuel tank. The attachment further affixes to the electronic component by a securing portion. In one aspect, the attachment is comprised in a fuel cell powered electronic device. In another aspect, the attachment is integral to the fuel tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventors: David Gerard Rich, Chee-Ming Jimmy Wu
  • Patent number: 9148033
    Abstract: A system for securing and wirelessly charging a chargeable device on a charger, particularly in a vehicle, is provided. The system includes at least one transmitting coil in proximity to a charging surface and an adjustable retaining assembly configured to substantially engage at least a portion of a perimeter of the chargeable device to position the chargeable device on the charging surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: John Robert Van Wiemeersch
  • Patent number: 9147863
    Abstract: A secondary battery, including a bare cell, a protective circuit module (PCM) disposed on a top surface of the bare cell, the PCM comprising an external terminal a top surface thereof, and a printed circuit board (PCB) terminal disposed on the external terminal, the PCB terminal being electrically connected to the external terminal and an external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seok Koh, Youngcheol Jang, Kyungho Park
  • Patent number: 9147916
    Abstract: A battery cell assembly in accordance with an exemplary embodiment is provided. The assembly includes a first frame member having a first plurality of tabs extending away from a first peripheral edge of the first frame member. Each tab of the first plurality of tabs has a first coupling feature at a distal end of the respective tab. The assembly further includes a second frame member having a plurality of slots extending into a second peripheral edge of the second frame member. The assembly further includes a battery cell disposed between the first and second frame members, and each first coupling feature of each tab of the first plurality of tabs is configured to engage a respective slot of the plurality of slots of the second frame member to fixedly hold the first and second frame members together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven A. Bronczyk, Kwok Tom, William Koetting
  • Patent number: 9133555
    Abstract: An electrolytic cell employs a plastic molded frame component with raised ridges on one surface to create seal with a proton exchange membrane and on the opposite surface a groove with an interlocking feature for accepting a tabbed elastomer gasket. The gasket and frame design when combined with a proton exchange membrane can be stacked in multiple layers using mechanical hardware. The frame captures the softer elastomeric sealing material preventing elastomeric creep and loss of positive seal caused by the relaxation of mechanical hardware under load and internal pressure fluctuations. The addition of the ridged sealing surface provides positive surface contact with the polymeric membrane to further prevent the loss of seal under mechanical load. The interlocking feature reduces assembly time and improves assembly accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventor: John J. Ronan
  • Patent number: 9099712
    Abstract: A battery pack having excellent assembling efficiency and strength against drop impact. The battery pack includes: an electrode assembly; a case that has a space accommodating the electrode assembly and includes a wing portion having a plurality of through-holes in at least one direction of the outer circumference; and a frame that includes a frame body disposed to encompass the outer circumference of the case and a frame coupling unit integrally formed with the frame body and coupling the case to the frame body via the through-holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Woon-Seong Baek
  • Patent number: 9099873
    Abstract: An over-current and over-voltage protection circuit for an electronic cigarette, comprising a battery and an interface, a control unit and a charging detection switch unit; the control unit is configured for calculating an actual charging current according to the first working voltage and determining whether the actual charging current exceeds a preset charging current threshold value, and sending a first charging controlling signal to the charging detection switch unit; the control unit is further configured for real-timely detecting an input voltage of the interface, determining whether the input voltage of the interface is in over-voltage status, and controlling a turned-on or turned-off operation of the charging detection switch unit. The over-current over-voltage protection circuit and method eliminate the security risk of the battery pole not having a charging management circuit in the non-normal charging status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: HUIZHOU KIMREE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. SHENZHEN BRANCH
    Inventor: Zhiyong Xiang
  • Publication number: 20150147618
    Abstract: There is provided a battery case which is advantageous in enhancing durability of cables or connectors which are arranged inside and outside the battery case. When a motor-driven vehicle 10 comes into collision, in case where structural members such as an engine 14 or a fuel tank 16 existing adjacent to a battery case 40 are displaced so as to approach a tray 50, shorter outer peripheral edges 5602 are butted against these structural members, and shorter side walls 5802 are also butted against the structural members. Therefore, triangular spaces S are secured between the structural members and the tray 50. As the results, it is possible to prevent the structural members from exerting constrained forces on the cables or the connectors, and durability of the cables and connectors can be advantageously enhanced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI JIDOSHA KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoji Nakamori
  • Patent number: 9041352
    Abstract: A belt battery charger includes a belt having a first end, a second end and an elongated central portion extending between the first and second ends. A plurality of electrically connected rechargeable batteries are carried by the central portion of the belt. A belt buckle located at the first end of the belt includes a frame that is secured to the central portion of the belt. The buckle further includes a prong in the form of an electrical connector electrically connected to the batteries and pivotally secured to the frame. The second end of the belt includes a number of spaced apart eyelets passing therethrough. The prong is shaped so as to be able to enter one of the eyelets to secure the second end of the belt to the buckle in the conventional manner. A second electrical connector is located adjacent the second end of the belt and is also connected to the batteries. One of said connectors is adapted to be connected to a cell phone for charging the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Ion Tech Wear, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron C. Krause, Aleksandrs Titovs
  • Publication number: 20150140384
    Abstract: In at least one illustrative embodiment, a cordless power tool battery may comprise a housing, a power storage unit, a first release button, and a second release button. The housing may have a first side wall and a second side wall spaced apart from the first side wall. The first release button may be coupled to the housing and extend along more than half of the first side wall of the housing. The second release button may be coupled to the housing and extend along more than half the second side wall of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Justin T. Chellew, Roger B. Davis, Dennis Naksen
  • Patent number: 9034505
    Abstract: A battery housing for a driver of a powered surgical tool. The battery housing includes a casing with an opening for inserting at least one battery into the casing, a door for closing the opening when the door is in its closed position, and a driver interface for removably attaching the battery housing to a driver of a powered surgical tool. The door includes at least one part that is configured for being blocked by the driver when the door is moved out of its closed position and the battery housing is attached to the driver, such that the door cannot be opened when the battery housing is attached to the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Zimmer Surgical SA
    Inventors: Marc Detry, Kévin Sornay
  • Patent number: 9034500
    Abstract: Provided are a laminated electrode-type battery having high joint strength and mechanical strength around a connecting portion between a positive-electrode current collector and a positive-electrode core member and around a connecting portion between a negative-electrode current collector and a negative-electrode core member, a manufacturing method therefor, a vehicle, and a device. The leading end of a positive-electrode core member and a positive-electrode current collector are joined by a connecting material. The melting point of the connecting material for positive-electrode is lower than that of the positive-electrode core member. Meanwhile, the leading end of a negative-electrode core member and a negative-electrode current collector are joined by a connecting material. The melting point of the connecting material for negative-electrode is lower than that of the negative-electrode core member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Kusama, Kiyomi Kozuki
  • Patent number: 9024572
    Abstract: A battery block composed of a plurality of battery cells and a voltage detecting circuit (state detecting circuit) for detecting a voltage between terminals of each battery cell are included, and a flexible printed circuit board, in which a voltage detecting line for electrically connecting a positive electrode terminal or a negative electrode terminal of the battery cell and the voltage detecting circuit (state detecting circuit) is integrated with a substrate made or a flexible material, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitomo Nishihara, Keiji Kishimoto, Kazumi Ohkura, Kenji Taguchi
  • Patent number: 9023502
    Abstract: An embodiment of a system for the storage of electric energy with reduced thickness for a vehicle with electric propulsion; the storage system has: a support plane; and a plurality of chemical batteries, each of which includes at least one electrochemical cell which rests on the support plane and has a flat parallelepiped shape with two mutually parallel, opposite larger bases; in each chemical battery the electrochemical cell is arranged parallel to the support plane and rests a larger lower base on the support plane; and each chemical battery includes its own compression system which presses directly on a larger upper base of the electrochemical cell opposite to the larger lower base, keeps the electrochemical cell pressed against the support plane, and is independent from the compression systems of the other batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Ferrari S.P.A.
    Inventor: Fabrizio Favaretto
  • Patent number: 9012053
    Abstract: An electrode assembly and a rechargeable battery including the same, the electrode assembly including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator interposed therebetween, wherein the first electrode, the second electrode, and the separator are spiral-wound in a jelly-roll structure, the first electrode includes at least two first uncoated regions separated from each other and a first tab coupled to one of the first uncoated regions and a second tab coupled to another of the first uncoated regions, the first tab and the second tab protruding from one side of the jelly-roll structure, the first tab is disposed near a center of the jelly-roll structure and the second tab is disposed near an outer circumference of the jelly-roll structure, and a width of the first tab is smaller than a width of the second tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kwan-Sic Chun
  • Patent number: 9005792
    Abstract: The invention relates to a locking system for locking a lid of a portable electronic device, comprising at least a latch, a detent and a first return member. The latch has at least a first position of the latch and a second position of the latch, wherein the latch is connected to the lid in the first position of the latch, and the latch is disconnected from the lid in the second position of the latch. The detent has at least a first position of the detent and a second position of the detent, and the detent is adjusted to detain the latch in the second position of the latch. The first return member is adjusted to move the latch from the second position of the latch to the first position of the latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Arto Ilari Pelkonen
  • Publication number: 20150099144
    Abstract: A battery for use in an electronic device having a user-accessible battery compartment, including a connection module accommodatable in the battery compartment, and an extension module attached to and in electrical connection with the connection module. The extension module is larger than the battery compartment, such that, when the battery in installed, the connection module is disposed in the battery compartment, and the extension module covers the battery compartment and a portion of the electronic device other than the battery compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: ZeroLemon LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Ching Yat CHAN, Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 8999540
    Abstract: Disclosed is a battery cell holder configured so that a cylindrical battery cell is mounted therein, the battery cell holder including an upper cover including a first main body to cover an upper part of the battery cell in a state in which a first electrode terminal of the battery cell is exposed and at least one first extension fastening part extending downward from the first main body and a lower cover including a second main body to cover a lower part of the battery cell in a state in which a second electrode terminal of the battery cell having a polarity opposite to that of the first electrode terminal is exposed and at least one second extension fastening part extending upward from the second main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung Hyun Bang, Sooryoung Kim, Gi Hwan Kwon, Burn Choi, Kyung Min Lee