For Plural Cells Patents (Class 429/99)
  • Patent number: 10806180
    Abstract: A control unit for an electronic vapor provision system includes a battery for providing electrical power to a heater which is used to produce vapor. The battery is a lithium iron phosphate battery. The battery provides an output voltage which remains at an approximately constant voltage level as the battery is discharged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Nicoventures Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Kenny Otiaba
  • Patent number: 10804512
    Abstract: This disclosure details battery assemblies for electrified vehicles. An exemplary battery assembly may employ one or more compression limiters that maintain the integrity and positioning of a plurality of battery arrays housed inside the battery assembly. The compression limiters may include a body and an attachment head near an end of the body. The attachment head is configured to engage a portion of a support structure of a battery array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Saravanan Paramasivam, Rajaram Subramanian, Dave Moschet, Tom M. Gunther, Kanchana Perumalla
  • Patent number: 10797365
    Abstract: The invention relates to a battery module having a multiplicity of battery cells (4), wherein the battery module (1) has a housing (2) with an interior space (3) in which the multiplicity of battery cells (4) is accommodated, wherein a housing wall (5, 6) of the housing (2) has a multiplicity of projections (7) facing toward the interior space (3) of the housing (2), wherein in each case two adjacent projections (7) delimit a flow channel (8) designed for a flow of temperature-control fluid, wherein the multiplicity of battery cells (4) makes direct contact in each case with the multiplicity of projections (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Claus Gerald Pflueger, Mario Kustosch, Markus Schmitt
  • Patent number: 10790530
    Abstract: The battery cell for a flow battery includes a cell frame including a frame including a through-window and a manifold serving as an electrolyte flow path, and a bipolar plate blocking the through-window; a positive electrode disposed on one surface side of the bipolar plate; and a negative electrode disposed on another surface side of the bipolar plate. In this battery cell, in the frame, a thickness of a portion in which the manifold is formed is defined as Ft; in the bipolar plate, a thickness of a portion blocking the through-window is defined as Bt; in the positive electrode, a thickness of a portion facing the bipolar plate is defined as Pt; in the negative electrode, a thickness of a portion facing the bipolar plate is defined as Nt; and these thicknesses satisfy Ft?4 mm, Bt?Ft?3.0 mm, Pt?1.5 mm, and Nt?1.5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Kanno, Katsuya Yamanishi, Takefumi Ito, Masahiro Kuwabara, Kiyoaki Moriuchi, Hideyuki Yamaguchi, Hayato Fujita, Kousuke Shiraki, Kiyoaki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10790487
    Abstract: Disclosed is a battery pack, which includes at least one battery module and a pack case for packaging the at least one battery module, and the battery pack includes a case base configured to support the at least one battery module, a case body coupled to the case base to accommodate the at least one battery module, and a case cover coupled to the case body to cover the case body, wherein the case base and the case body are sealed to each other and the case body and the case cover are sealed to each other, respectively, by means of a sealant member along a rim thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Hyeon-Kyu Kim, Bum-Hyun Lee, Jae-Ki Lee, Yeo-Joo Choi
  • Patent number: 10790489
    Abstract: A multi-core lithium ion battery includes a sealed enclosure and a support member disposed within the sealed enclosure. The sealed enclosure may be fabricated with a clamshell configuration. The sealed enclosure may further include at least two support members housed within individual compartments, separated by shared wall(s). The support member(s) includes a plurality of cavities and a plurality of lithium ion core members which are disposed within the plurality of cavities. The battery may further include a plurality of cavity liners, each of which is positioned between a corresponding one of the lithium ion core members and a surface of a corresponding one of the cavities. The hermetically sealed enclosure may be formed using a clamshell configuration. Structures may be included in proximity to or in contact with the lithium ion core members to control gas/fluid flow therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Cadenza Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Maria Christina Lampe-Onnerud, Tord Per Jens Onnerud, Jay Jie Shi, Michael Suba, Joshua Liposky
  • Patent number: 10770701
    Abstract: A battery pack structure of a vehicle, may include a cell module assembly formed by stacking a plurality of cell modules, end plates coupled to both side end portions of the cell module assembly, and support plates coupled to the top and the bottom of the cell module assembly and both side end portions of the end plates to bring the cell modules in contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Min Wook Kim, Beom Joo Kwon, Yoon Cheol Jeon
  • Patent number: 10770693
    Abstract: An apparatus (101, 101B, 101C, 101D, 101E), an electrical system (706), a vehicle (701) and a method (800) are disclosed. The apparatus (101) comprises a plurality of battery cells (102), each of the battery cells (102) comprising a layer of positive electrode material (103), a layer of electrolyte material (104) and a layer of negative electrode material (105). The apparatus also comprises a container means for containing battery cells (106, 106B, 106D, 6E) formed of an electrically conductive material and having a plurality of cavities (107). Each of the cavities contains at least a respective one of the battery cells (102), and the container means (106, 106B, 106D, 106E) is in direct contact with at least one of the positive electrode material (103) and the electrolyte material (104) of each battery cell (102) or alternatively at least one of the negative electrode material (105) and the electrolyte material (104) of each battery cell (102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED
    Inventor: Stephen Nicholls
  • Patent number: 10727461
    Abstract: A cell module for a battery of a motor vehicle has a plurality of battery cells for storing electrical energy and a module frame which includes at least two pressure elements, between which the battery cells are arranged, and at least one tension rod which is loaded in tension. The tension rod is formed from a material and by which the pressure elements are clamped against each other via the battery cells. As a result, the battery cells are compressed, wherein the pressure plates are clamped against each other by the tension rod in such a manner that a yield strength or the 0.2% yield limit of the material of the tension rod is reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Tuncay Idikurt, Robert Lustig, Philip Kotter, Alexander Muck
  • Patent number: 10703188
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: a floor panel; and a battery pack mounted under the floor panel. The battery pack includes: a plurality of cell stacks; a housing case including a bottom portion and configured to house the plurality of cell stacks; and a plurality of support members provided on the bottom portion and spaced apart from one another. When a front region, a central region and a rear region are defined in a bottom view of the housing case, a ratio of a total area where the support member is provided in the central region to an area of the central region is higher than a ratio of a total area where the support member is provided in the rear region to an area of the rear region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirotaka Watanabe, Shigeyuki Inoue, Toshio Uchiyama, Satoshi Inukai
  • Patent number: 10693201
    Abstract: A thermal management system for the at least one energy cell. The thermal management system includes a cold plate cell holder comprising at least one energy cell reservoir structured to retain the energy cell(s) and surround at least a first portion of a surface of the energy cell(s), and to thermally cool the energy cell(s). The system additionally includes a bus bar header to which one or more bus bar can be physically and thermally connected, and at least one oscillating heat pipe (OHP) cover disposable around a second portion of the surface of the energy cell(s). The OHP cover(s) is/are thermally and mechanically connectable to the cold plate cell holder when disposed around the energy cell(s). The OHP cover(s) is/are structured and operable to thermally cool the energy cell(s) via heat absorption from the second portion of the surface of the energy cell(s) when disposed around the energy cell(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: ThermAvant Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher D. Smoot, Joe Boswell, Corey A. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10680228
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a battery pack to power an electric vehicle are provided. The battery pack can include a plurality of battery modules having a plurality of battery blocks. The battery blocks can include a plurality of cylindrical battery cells. A first current collector can include a conductive layer to couple the first current collector with positive terminals of the plurality of cylindrical battery cells. A second current collector can include a conductive layer to couple the second current collector with negative terminals of the plurality of cylindrical battery cells. The first current collector, second current collector, and an isolation layer can include a plurality of apertures to expose the positive terminals of the plurality of cylindrical battery cells. The positive terminals can extend through the plurality of apertures to couple with the conductive layer of the first current collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignees: CHONGQING JINKANG NEW ENERGY VEHICLE CO., LTD., SF MOTORS, INC.
    Inventors: Nathalie Capati, Duanyang Wang, Jacob Heth, Binbin Chi
  • Patent number: 10680218
    Abstract: A battery fold structure of an electronic device includes a device proper and at least one battery. The device proper has battery compartments and movable structures corresponding in position thereto, respectively. Each movable structure is movable relative to the device proper. At least one blocker is fixedly disposed at each movable structure. At least one bidirectional blocking element is fixedly disposed on the battery. The bidirectional blocking element has a first blocking portion and a second blocking portion. When the battery is received in one of the battery compartments, the first blocking portion of the bidirectional blocking element fixedly disposed on the battery is blocked by the blockers. When the battery is received in the other battery compartment, the second blocking portion of the bidirectional blocking element fixedly disposed on the battery is blocked by the blockers. Two batteries are mounted inside two battery compartments interchangeably and unlocked simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: GETAC TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kun-Cheng Lee
  • Patent number: 10673034
    Abstract: A battery module includes: a cell stack body; a pair of end plates disposed on a front surface and a rear surface of the cell stack body; and a fastening frame connecting the pair of end plates. The fastening frame includes; a pair of side frames disposed on the right surface and the left surface of the cell stack body. The pair of side frames each includes: a side frame body; a front turn-around portion that turn around the front surface of the cell stack body; and a rear turn-around portion that turn around the rear surface of the side frame body. The front turn-around portion and the rear turn-around portion each has a width in a front-rear direction larger than a width in a left-right direction of the side frame body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi Sakurai
  • Patent number: 10658716
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a battery module having stable strength and rigidity, high sealability and assemblability, and improved productivity. The battery module of the present disclosure includes: a cell assembly; a cooling plate; a front cover having a lower portion welded to the cooling plate; a rear cover having a lower portion welded to the cooling plate; a left side cover having a lower end portion welded to the cooling plate and a rear end portion welded to the rear cover; a right side cover having a lower end portion welded to the cooling plate, a front end portion welded to the front cover, and a rear end portion welded to the rear cover; and an upper plate having a left end portion welded to the left side cover and a right end portion welded to the right side cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jong-Young Lee, Eun-Gyu Shin, Jeong-O Mun, Yoon-Koo Lee, Hang-June Choi
  • Patent number: 10658646
    Abstract: Systems and methods to power an electric vehicle are provided. The system can include a battery pack having a plurality of battery modules, each of the of battery modules can include a plurality of battery blocks. The battery blocks can include a plurality of cylindrical battery cells. An integrated current collector device can be formed in a single structure and coupled with the plurality of cylindrical battery cells. The integrated current collector device can include a first current collector to couple with positive terminals of the cylindrical battery cells at first ends of the cylindrical battery cells and a second current collector to couple with negative terminals of the cylindrical battery cells at the first ends of the cylindrical battery cells. An isolation layer can be disposed between the first current collector and the second current collector to electrically isolate the first current collector from the second current collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: CHONGQING JINKANG NEW ENERGY VEHICLE CO., LTD., SF MOTORS, INC.
    Inventors: Nathalie Capati, Duanyang Wang, Jacob Heth, Binbin Chi
  • Patent number: 10644282
    Abstract: An energy storage device including a staggered energy storage cell internal array with two-dimensional inline terminal edges is provided. The energy storage cells in a battery module may be staggered in an internal array, such that a first row of cells in a line are spaced apart, or offset, in a first direction from an immediately adjacent second row of cells in a line, and wherein a first cell in the second row of cells is offset from a first cell in the first row of cells in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction. In some cases, at least two adjacent rows in the battery module may include energy storage cells that are offset from one another but aligned in one direction, such as, the second direction. A mechanical frame may define the arrangement of the energy storage cells relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: NIO USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Austin L. Newman, Alexander J. Smith
  • Patent number: 10644278
    Abstract: An battery assembly includes: a holder having a front surface and a back surface and having a plurality of holding holes, which are cylindrical holes penetrating through between the front surface and the back surfaces; and a cylindrical battery extending in an axis direction and having an outside diameter smaller than an inside diameter of the holding hole, wherein: the holder is configured such that at least part of the battery is accommodated in the holding hole; the battery assembly includes an adhesive provided between an outer peripheral surface of the part of the battery and an inner peripheral surface of the holder so as to fix the battery to the holder; and the holder has grooves each of which is opened on the front surface or the back surface of the holder, each of the grooves making adjacent holding holes among the plurality of holding holes with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toshinori Okura
  • Patent number: 10644274
    Abstract: A battery cell holder that may be used to form interconnection of cells in series and/or parallel arrangements. The cell holder includes slots for receiving battery cells, conductive apertures within the slots for attaching a conductor to the cells, and a hinge. The cell holder is foldable about the hinge and includes a keying system that allows multiple cell holders to be interconnected to form battery packs of multiple sizes and arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Eetrex, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyle William Butterfield
  • Patent number: 10644300
    Abstract: A power battery and a power battery top cap structure for a power battery are provided. The power battery top cap structure includes first and second electrode assemblies, a lower insulation member, a top cap piece, and an abutment member. Both the first and second electrode assemblies are fixed on the top cap piece. The lower insulation member is fixed below the top cap piece. The lower insulation member includes, along an X axis, a snapping portion and a connecting portion. The abutment member extends along a Y axis and abuts between the connecting portion and the top cap piece so that a minimum distance between the connecting portion and the top cap piece along the Z axis is G3, where G3>0. G3 may be greater than a minimum distance between the connecting portion and the top cap piece when the lower insulation member is fixed without the abutment member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: CONTEMPORARY AMPEREX TECHNOLOGY CO., LIMITED
    Inventors: Chengyou Xing, Yulian Zheng, Peng Wang, Jian Guo, Zhijun Guo
  • Patent number: 10644281
    Abstract: An exemplary method of securing portions of a battery pack includes, among other things, slidably engaging a portion of a battery cell frame within a channel of an extrusion, and securing the extrusion to a support to secure the battery cell frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Rajaram Subramanian, Tom M. Gunther, Saravanan Paramasivam, Steve Droste, Rohit Gunna
  • Patent number: 10637018
    Abstract: A battery module includes a stacked structure including: at least a plurality of stacked battery units; an insulating rod member passing through the stacked structure; and a tightening member that tightens the stacked structure from both ends of the insulating rod member passing through the stacked structure. The tightening member tightens the stacked structure to fasten the battery units, so that the close contact portions of the conductive members of adjacent ones of the battery units are brought in close contact with each other and the adjacent battery units are electrically connected with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuo Inakawa, Ryo Tanabe, Yasuhiro Tonomura
  • Patent number: 10615465
    Abstract: The disclosed battery management system generally includes at least one bi-directional balancing circuit and a power supply including a first battery module and a second battery module, each having at least one battery cell. The balancing circuit may be configured to transfer excess charge from one or more battery cells of the first battery module to one or more battery cells of the second battery module. By redistributing the level of charge within one or more battery cells, the balancing circuit can cause the overall charge of a power supply to last longer by taking advantage of excess charge found within one or more battery cells. Additionally, the balancing circuit may be connected to a bus bar that may be utilized to power additional accessories within a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Artisan Vehicle Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Brian R. Huff, Kyle Hickey, Michael E. Kasaba
  • Patent number: 10615386
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a tray for storing battery cells, in which a plurality of storage plates having at least one battery cell stored therein are loaded by being stacked in one direction, the tray including a pressing device configured to press one end portion or both end portions of the storage plates with respect to a direction in which the storage plates are stacked in the tray so that the battery cells are stored in the storage plate without clearance from the storage plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Gi Man Kim, Ho Il Lee, Hyoung Sik Choi
  • Patent number: 10608302
    Abstract: A battery pack includes: a cell group including a plurality of cylindrical cells that are arranged in a manner of log pile in contact with each other; and a metal frame that extends along the periphery of the cell group and surrounds the cell group. The cells located at the corners of the cell group that has a substantially rectangular shape when viewed from an end surface side in the axial direction of the cells, are in contact with the metal frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshito Kaga
  • Patent number: 10586960
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a battery module including a cell assembly including a plurality of cells arranged in a direction, and an end plate member configured to cover at least outermost sides of the cell assembly in the cell arrangement direction, wherein the end plate member includes two or more openings configured as holes bored in a thickness direction of end plates, and a frame part located between neighboring openings and having rigidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Bum-Kyung Seo, Yong-Seok Choi, Jin-Hak Kong
  • Patent number: 10576836
    Abstract: In order to optimize a support frame for an electric vehicle battery in terms of tightness, compensation of component tolerances and load absorption in particular in the event of a crash, and to ensure good automated weldability, provision is made for a compensation insert to be arranged as tolerance compensation between a longitudinal profile and a transverse profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: DURA OPERATING, LLC
    Inventors: Carsten Ruech, Christian Schulte, Holger Rau
  • Patent number: 10573943
    Abstract: Various systems for cooling a battery cell array are described. In one example an energy storage system includes a housing enclosing a battery cell array, an evaporator, and a circulating pump. In another example, an evaporator is adjacent to battery cells to facilitate heat transfer. In another example, thermoelectric elements are positioned adjacent to battery cells to facilitate heat transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Allison Transmission, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Bass, Felice E. Bailey, Richard Bletsis, Derek A. Delrymple, Dean M. Ford, Bruce E. Miller, Markus Naegeli, Steven T. Reyburn
  • Patent number: 10571409
    Abstract: An equipment mount for an x-ray apparatus is disclosed. The mount includes a main shield element, a peripheral shield element and a secondary shield element arranged to permit a mounting element to pass through the main shield element in a shielded manner. A support apparatus for an x-ray apparatus is also disclosed. The support apparatus comprises a separable bearing for translating a support part between a first position and a second position and an elevator mechanism for translating the support part from the second position to a third position, thereby separating the bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: NIKON METROLOGY NV
    Inventors: Ben Price, Michael Beechey, James Smith
  • Patent number: 10553842
    Abstract: Provided is a tray capable of receiving batteries having various sizes. The tray includes a housing provided with a receiving portion for receiving a secondary battery. It also includes a blocking portion coupled to the housing to cross the receiving portion for adjusting the size of the receiving portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Im Kwon, Jae Han Jung, Chan Ki Park, Jeong Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 10529964
    Abstract: An energy storage apparatus includes: an energy storage device group including a plurality of energy storage devices arranged in a row in a first direction and a holder that holds the energy storage device group, the group includes two end energy storage devices at both ends of the group; the holder includes a support portion that supports at least one of the energy storage devices arranged between the two end energy storage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignees: GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Motoki Hoshino, Masao Kawata, Jun Machida
  • Patent number: 10529966
    Abstract: A battery module includes a plurality of battery cells each of which includes two electrodes and which are arranged such that two electrode groups formed of the electrodes arranged in a row are formed and are electrically connected in series or in parallel by physically and electrically connecting an electrical connection member to each of the two adjacent electrodes in the electrode group; a separator disposed at least between the adjacent battery cells to achieve insulation of the battery cells; and a restraint band holding a state in which the battery cell and the separator are alternately stacked. The separator includes a lid covering the electrical connection member connected to the electrode and the electrode as a connection target of the electrical connection member from a side opposite to the battery cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takao Shoji, Shinichi Yanagihara
  • Patent number: 10529995
    Abstract: A receptacle in the body of a missile includes a plurality of electrical contacts connected to one or more electrically powered devices within the missile and configured to connect to an electrical power source. The receptacle receives a removable and reusable battery pack including connectors contacting the plurality of electrical contacts when the battery pack is mounted within the receptacle and one or more non-chemical, squibless batteries, preferably comprised of high power density primary cell lithium metal oxide cells. An interface circuit coupled to the squibless batteries initiates, terminates, and re-initiates delivery of electrical power from the squibless batteries to the plurality of electrical contacts based on a control input. Transportation, storage, and use risks associated with squibs in chemical batteries are avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Joseph Brent Miller, Jr., Timothy A. Murphy, Donald J. Golding
  • Patent number: 10497909
    Abstract: A traction battery assembly includes a tray and a pair of adjacent cell arrays disposed on the tray. Each array includes a plurality of stacked cells and a plurality of cell spacers interleaved with the cells. A portion of each of the spacers of one of the arrays is inserted into one of the spacers of the other of the arrays to form a plurality of end-to-end connected spacer pairs configured to secure the arrays together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Eid Farha
  • Patent number: 10483520
    Abstract: The invention relates to a battery cell (10) comprising a first terminal (1), which is electrically conductively connected to a first electrode, and a second terminal (2), which is electrically conductively connected to a second electrode, the first terminal (1) being arranged inside the second terminal (2). The invention further relates to a battery module (200) comprising corresponding battery cells (10), to a battery, to a method for producing the battery module (200), and to a use for the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Wagner, Daniel Bernd Greiner, Matthias Riedmann, Peter Kohn, Robert Hafenbrak
  • Patent number: 10471843
    Abstract: A vehicle battery device comprises a box for receiving therein at least a vehicle battery, wherein a fastening platform is disposed on an inner sidewall surface of the box, and support boards is disposed at a bottom of the fastening platform; an upper lid disposed above the box and separated from the box by a waterproof plastic sheet; and at least a quick-release unit comprising a screw, washer, spring, fixing board, and wedge-shaped fixing block, with the at least a quick-release unit fastened between the fastening platform and the vehicle battery, wherein a wedge-shaped recess is disposed on an upper surface of the vehicle battery, and a wedge-shaped fastening hole is disposed in the fixing board, allowing the wedge-shaped fixing block to penetrate the wedge-shaped fastening hole and engage with the wedge-shaped recess, thereby allowing the vehicle battery to be fixed in place inside the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL CHUNG SHAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Jing-Hong Chen, Wei-Yuan Liao, Yu-Hung Chen, Ching-Hsiang Wang, Chia-Chen Wu
  • Patent number: 10476058
    Abstract: A battery module is disclosed. In one aspect, the battery module includes first through third battery packs electrically connected to one another. The battery module also includes a bus pattern. The bus pattern includes i) a main body including an input/output point of a charging/discharging path and ii) first through third branching portions that branch from the main body and extend to first through third contact points of the first through third battery packs, respectively. A first distance is defined as the distance between the input/output point and the first contact point, a second distance is defined as the distance between the input/output point and the second contact point and a third distance is defined as the distance between the input/output point and the third contact point. The first distance is less than the second distance, and the second distance is less than the third distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junseop Kim, Daepyo Lee, Donghyun Kim, Heesung Jung
  • Patent number: 10461292
    Abstract: An energy storage apparatus includes: a spacer; an energy storage device disposed adjacently to the spacer in a first direction and having an external terminal; and a cover member holding a bus bar connected to the external terminal and extending along the energy storage device, wherein the spacer has a first connecting portion to which the cover member is connected on an end portion thereof in a second direction, and the cover member has a second connecting portion which engages with the first connecting portion in a state where movement of the cover member in a direction away from the spacer in the second direction is restricted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignees: GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshimasa Toshioka, Sunao Teraguchi
  • Patent number: 10461318
    Abstract: A system for forming an electrode for a lithium-ion battery cell includes an electrode material, a material-supply mechanism, a wetting mechanism, a debris-generating tool, and a conditioner. The material-supply mechanism is configured to deliver the electrode material. The wetting mechanism is configured to receive the electrode material from the material-supply mechanism and apply a solution to the electrode material to produce a wet precursor. The debris-generating tool is configured to remove a portion of the electrode material from the wet precursor to form a pre-electrode. The conditioner is configured to eliminate the solution from the pre-electrode and thereby form the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Sherman H. Zeng, Zhiqiang Yu, Dewen Kong, Haijing Liu
  • Patent number: 10461302
    Abstract: A battery wiring module that can ensure an insulation distance between an electrode of a secondary battery and a conductive part arranged above the cover portion. A housing includes first and second divided housings that respectively include a bus bar housing portion that houses a bus bar, a first cover portion that is provided in one piece with the first divided housing and covers an opening of the bus bar housing portion of the first divided housing, and a second cover portion that is provided in one piece with the second divided housing and covers an opening of the bus bar housing portion of the second divided housing, the first and second cover portions being adjacent to each other. The first cover portion is provided with a tongue piece that extends from the first cover portion toward the second cover portion and overlaps the second cover portion in the opening direction of the bus bar housing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryota Mori, Hiroshi Sato, Hisayoshi Yaita, Masami Suzuki, Koki Kawamura
  • Patent number: 10446816
    Abstract: Disclosed is a battery module. The battery module includes: a battery cell stack in which a plurality of battery cells are stacked; a plurality of end plates at least partially surrounding the battery cell stack; and a support member coupled to the plurality of end plates and supporting the plurality of end plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Young-Ho Lee, Jae-Yeong Kim, Hyuk An, Young-Sop Eom
  • Patent number: 10446891
    Abstract: Disclosed are a submodule and a battery module having the same, the submodule being comprising a three or more odd numbers of cells, and including: a cell unit divided into one single cell and at least one double cell; a first cooling fin provided at a side of the single cell and bent in a thickness direction of the single cell; and a second cooling fin provided between two cells composing the double cell and bent in thickness directions of the two cells. The single cell is cooled by the first cooling fin in surface contact with an exposed surface of the single cell, and the double cell is cooled by the second cooling fin in surface contact with stacked surfaces of the two cells, whereby all cells can be equally cooled, and energy density of the submodule can be increased by using a minimum number of members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SK Innovation Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: O Sung Kwon
  • Patent number: 10431861
    Abstract: Proposed is an energy storage device, particularly for use in motor vehicles, comprising at least one base body as well as at least one housing section fixed thereto for accommodating at least one energy storage unit. The energy storage device is characterized by the base body comprising at least one integrated cooling duct for a gaseous medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: FLEXTRONICS INTERNATIONAL KFT.
    Inventor: Viktor Loewen
  • Patent number: 10411230
    Abstract: Disclosed is an energy storage system (ESS) battery pack case, which includes a case body having at least two plates assembled to each other by fitting so as to be connected to each other along a circumferential direction thereof to form a hollow therein, the case body having an open top end and an open bottom end; and an upper cover assembly configured to cover the top end of the case body and a lower cover assembly configured to cover the bottom end of the case body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: In-Jae Gang, Ki-Youn Kim, Jin-Kyu Shin, Bum-Hyun Lee, Sang-Hyun Jo
  • Patent number: 10411270
    Abstract: A bus plate unit is provided. The bus plate unit electrically connects a unit stack for a fuel cell having a (+) and a (?) stack terminal at both sides. The unit includes a (+) bus plate having a first end portion bent toward a first side surface of the unit stack and electrically coupled to a (+) stack terminal of the unit stack. A second end portion has a (+) bus terminal and abuts an upper first side of the unit stack. A (?) bus plate has a first end portion bent toward a second side surface of the unit stack and electrically coupled to the (?) stack terminal of the unit stack. A second end portion provides a (?) bus terminal and is proximate to the upper second side of the unit stack. An insulating layer encloses a surface of the (+) bus plate and the (?) bus plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Duck Whan Kim, Seungjun Yeon, JuHan Kim, Young Bum Kum
  • Patent number: 10381613
    Abstract: A detachable battery rack includes a battery rack body, an anode end portion and a cathode end portion, wherein the battery rack body includes at least two rack panels which defines a battery cavity to install batteries, wherein the anode end portion, which is detachable mounted to the battery rack body, includes an anode conductive plate detachably coupled to the rack panels, and the cathode end portion, which is detachable mounted to the battery rack body, includes a cathode conductive plate detachably coupled to the rack panels, wherein the anode conductive plate and the cathode conductive plate are respectively provided at two opposite sides of the rack panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Ningbo Futai Electric Limited
    Inventor: Fujun Qiu
  • Patent number: 10361037
    Abstract: An energy storage apparatus includes: an energy storage device; an outer covering; an end plate which is disposed on a side of the energy storage device and is fixed to the outer covering; and a binding member which is mounted on the end plate and applies a binding force to the energy storage device. The end plate includes a first region on which the binding member is mounted, a second region which is fixed to the outer covering, and a third region which differs from the first region and the second region and has higher rigidity than the first region and the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventor: Masamitsu Tononishi
  • Patent number: 10361409
    Abstract: The utility model provides a cupboard lamp, comprising a battery compartment; wherein the battery compartment comprises a compartment housing component and a compartment cover component; the compartment housing component comprises a first battery cavity and a second battery cavity; the compartment housing component also comprises a third battery cavity; and the third battery cavity is positioned between the first battery cavity and the second battery cavity, and is higher than the first battery cavity and the second battery cavity. The third battery cavity is disposed at a relatively higher position between the first battery cavity and the second battery cavity, so the battery compartment is more compactly structured and has a better power supply capability. The cupboard lamp has a long service life, a smaller size and a more beautiful appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN ENVISION TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Yiquan Liu
  • Patent number: 10355260
    Abstract: An energy storage arrangement, having at least two electric energy storage units, each of which includes an energy storage housing with electric energy storage cells arranged therein. The at least two electric energy storage units are electrically contacted by an electrical contacting element. The electrical contacting element includes a contacting part, formed from an electrically conductive material, and a touch protection part, formed from an injection-moldable plastic material. The contacting part is overmolded on portions with the injection-moldable plastic material forming the touch protection part. At least one positioning element for positioning of the contacting element at an energy storage unit is formed at the touch protection part and at least one inserting element for the insertion of a connecting element that connects the contacting element to an energy storage unit is formed at the touch protection part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Erdal Acikgoez, Jörg Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10355255
    Abstract: Provided is a battery module. The battery module according to an embodiment of the present disclosure may include: a cartridge assembly including a plurality of cartridges receiving battery cells; a substrate protecting body combined to the cartridge assembly; a casing receiving the cartridge assembly and the substrate protecting body and surrounding the cartridge assembly and the substrate protecting body; and a cover combined to the casing, wherein the substrate protecting body includes a interval retaining unit so that a main body of the substrate protecting body is separated from the casing at a predetermined interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-Hyun Seo, Nam-In Kim, Young-Sop Eom, Bo-Hyon Kim, Hyun-Young Cho