For Plural Cells Patents (Class 429/99)
  • Patent number: 11557818
    Abstract: A battery pack includes: a battery cell including a terminal surface on which an electrode terminal is located, a bottom surface opposite the terminal surface, and a lateral surface between the terminal surface and the bottom surface; a first tank facing the terminal surface of the battery cell; a second tank extending from the first tank and facing the lateral surface of the battery cell; and a third tank extending from the second tank and facing the bottom surface of the battery cell, and a cavity is defined in the first and second tanks to extend across the first and second tanks, the cavity being filled with a first cooling medium and being fluidically isolated from an outside of the battery pack; and a flow path is defined in the third tank to receive a flow of a second cooling medium which is different from the first cooling medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinsung Jang, Hanho Kim, Heonhee Kim
  • Patent number: 11552359
    Abstract: A power storage device includes a plurality of power storage modules laminated, a conductive plate and a sealing member. The conductive plate and the sealing member are provided between the power storage modules adjacent to each other in a laminating direction of the power storage modules. The plurality of power storage modules each have an electrode laminate, an electrolytic solution, and a sealing body. The electrode laminate has electrode exposed portions exposed from the sealing body at one end and the other end in the laminating direction. Between the power storage modules adjacent to each other in the laminating direction, the conductive plate is disposed between the electrode exposed portions opposing each other to be in contact with the electrode exposed portions, and at least a portion between the sealing bodies opposing each other is filled with the sealing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi Hamaoka, Taku Inoue, Hiromi Ueda, Kojiro Tamaru, Satoshi Morioka, Motoyoshi Okumura
  • Patent number: 11522245
    Abstract: An energy storage device includes: a battery rack fixedly installed in a building or a container and having a partitioned space; and a plurality of battery modules installed in the partitioned space of the battery rack, wherein each of the plurality of battery modules is inserted into the battery rack in a sliding manner, wherein a front surface of each of the plurality of battery modules is fixed to the battery rack with a bolt, and wherein a rear surface of each of the plurality of battery modules is fixed to the battery rack with a hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Inventors: Seung-Yoon Lee, Jong-Hyun Jo, Gyung-Soo Kang, Yong-Il Kim, Yong-Seok Choi
  • Patent number: 11512932
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dual detector with a detection head (10), comprising:—a platform (11) and—an induction sensor fastened to the platform (11) and comprising a transmitter coil (12) and a receiver coil (13), the transmitter coil (12) and the receiver coil (13) each forming a loop, the loop of the transmitter coil (12) overlapping the loop of the receiver coil (13) at least partially so as to form a coupling zone (14), the coupling zone (14) being elongated in a first longitudinal direction defining a first axis (X1), the handle (20) extending in a plan (P1) normal to the platform (11) and the first axis (X1) of the coupling zone (14) being transverse to this plane (X1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventor: Alessandro Manneschi
  • Patent number: 11515575
    Abstract: A secondary battery pack comprises a battery and a protection circuit module (PCM), a pair of electrodes of the battery being connected to a protection circuit board (PCB) forming part of the PCM such that the electrode connections are located on a face of the PCB other than a major face that receives PCM components thereon. In some embodiments, the PCM components are mounted on one of a pair of major faces of the PCB, the electrode connections being located on the opposite one of the major faces. In other embodiments, the electrode connections are located on a peripheral edge face that extends transversely between the pair of major outer faces of the PCB. The spatial arrangement of the electrode connections and the PCM components on the PCB is such that substantially the entirety of one major outer face of the PCB is available for the placement of PCM components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: John Bernard Ardisana, II, Yoav Ben-Haim, Teodor Dabov, Douglas Wayne Moskowitz
  • Patent number: 11502347
    Abstract: The secondary battery cells are disposed in parallel in such postures that side surfaces of cylindrical shapes face each other in an internal space of a housing case, and are separated from each other with a longitudinal partition plate interposed between the secondary battery cells. A pair of ribs are provided on an inner surface of the housing case to hold the longitudinal partition plate. The longitudinal partition plate disposed between the pair of ribs is held in the housing case. A gap between the pair of ribs and the longitudinal partition plate is filled with a flame-retardant adhesive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Manabu Tada, Yuki Takatsuji, Ryusuke Tsujiguchi, Michinobu Ono
  • Patent number: 11486933
    Abstract: A battery system includes a first battery cell including a first electrode terminal and a second electrode terminal, a connector configured to be electrically connected to the first electrode terminal, and a first circuit board detachably provided above the connector and configured to monitor a battery characteristic of the first battery cell. The connector includes a base including a terminal hole configured to be connected to the first electrode terminal and having a first plane, a connecting portion configured to be connected to the first circuit board and having a second plane non-planar with the first plane, and a stepped portion between the base and the connecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daebong Jung, Youngjae Kim
  • Patent number: 11489218
    Abstract: A battery pack includes: a first secondary battery cell and a second secondary battery cell each having a cylindrical shape and connected in series and/or in parallel with each other; a housing case; and a longitudinal partition plate having a thermal insulation property, and disposed at an interface between the first secondary battery cell and the second secondary battery cell housed in the internal space of the housing case. The longitudinal partition plate constitutes a first thermal insulator that projects from a side facing the side surface of the cylindrical shape of the first secondary battery cell, and constitutes a second thermal insulator that projects from a side facing the side surface of the cylindrical shape of the second secondary battery cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Manabu Tada, Yuki Takatsuji, Ryusuke Tsujiguchi, Michinobu Ono
  • Patent number: 11489230
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the technical field of energy storage devices, and in particular, to a battery module and a battery pack. The battery module includes: a plurality of battery cells stacked in sequence, the plurality of battery cells being provided with vents; and a circuit board arranged above the plurality of battery cells. The circuit board is provided with a temperature sensing device, and a position of each of the temperature sensing device corresponds to positions of the vents. The temperature sensing device is connected to a battery management system to form a circuit, and the circuit is disconnected when any one of the vents is blasted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Contempory Amperex Technology Co., Limited
    Inventors: Xianchun Zhu, Chao Zeng, Hua Cao, Mu Qian
  • Patent number: 11476514
    Abstract: An integrated cooling assembly includes a cooling assembly and a valve assembly. The cooling assembly has a first interface and a second interface. The valve assembly includes a connecting block and a valve core assembly. The connecting block has at least a mounting hole for mounting the valve core assembly, and a first port and a second port in communication with the mounting hole. The second port is located on an inner end surface of the connecting block. The inner end surface faces the cooling assembly. The first interface is in communication with the second port. The valve assembly comprises a first fluid channel. One end of the channel is the first port of the connecting block, and the other end is the second port. A channel passage area of the first fluid channel switches between zero and a specified passage area of the first fluid channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Zhejiang Sanhua Automotive Components Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rongrong Zhang, Jiang Zou, Zhenshan Zhu
  • Patent number: 11476593
    Abstract: An electrical connection comprises a first conductor and a second conductor electrically connected to the first conductor. The first conductor has a first contact section with a first contact face laterally delimited by a first side face. The second conductor has a second contact section with a second contact face surrounded by a rim having a second side face. The second side face limits a contact space above the second contact face and the first contact face is arranged on the second contact face. A reservoir space is arranged between the first side face of the first contact face and the second side face of the rim, the reservoir space surrounds the first contact face and a sealing material is arranged in the reservoir space. The sealing material forms a sealing ring that seals an interface between the first contact face and the second contact face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Belgium EC BVBA
    Inventors: Peter Devos, Henk Maes
  • Patent number: 11469471
    Abstract: Battery packs according to some embodiments of the present technology may include a first longitudinal beam and a second longitudinal beam. The battery packs may include a plurality of cell blocks disposed between the first longitudinal beam and the second longitudinal beam. The plurality of cell blocks may include first and second cell blocks each characterized by a first side surface proximate the first longitudinal beam, a second side surface, a third side surface proximate the second longitudinal beam, and a fourth side surface. The battery packs may include a first interface material thermally coupling the first side surface of the first cell block with the first longitudinal beam. The battery packs may also include a second interface material thermally coupling the third side surface of the second cell block with the second longitudinal beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Josef L. Miler, Luke A. Wilhelm, Edward T. Hillstrom, Dirk E. Long, Russell A. McLellan, Yu-Hung Li, Maria N. Luckyanova, Evan D. Maley, Edward T. Sweet
  • Patent number: 11450914
    Abstract: A storage battery unit includes: a battery module having a plurality of cells, and a module circuit connected to (i) an electric power line and (ii) a communication line; a unit circuit connected to (i) the module circuit by the electric power line and the communication line, and (ii) an electric power conversion device disposed externally; and a casing that accommodates the battery module and the unit circuit. The casing includes a top plate, a bottom plate, and a front plate respectively disposed on a top surface, bottom surface, and front surface of the storage battery unit. The top plate includes a first top plate portion that substantially covers an entirety of the top surface. The front plate includes a first lateral plate portion that substantially covers an entirety of the front surface, and a fixing component. The fixing component is disposed along the first top plate portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoichi Toya, Takeshi Nakashima, Yohei Yamada
  • Patent number: 11447183
    Abstract: A vehicle structure of a frame vehicle includes a central frame portion, a front-side frame portion, and a rear-side frame portion as a frame. A first section of the front-side frame portion from a connecting portion (a rear end portion) to a central frame portion through a portion supporting a front suspension, and a second section of the rear-side frame portion from a connecting portion (a front end portion) to the central frame portion through a portion supporting a rear suspension are formed so as to be symmetrical to each other in the front-rear direction with respect to the central frame portion. The front and rear suspensions are attached to the front-side and rear-side frame portions, respectively, so that the front and rear suspensions are symmetrical to each other in the front-rear direction with respect to the central frame portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryosuke Shioya, Kazunori Ogawa, Yoshimi Toda
  • Patent number: 11437677
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to battery cabinets and other power or electronic apparatuses comprising batteries, more particularly, to a tray configured to expand to accommodate different orientations of one or more batteries. A tray configured to contain one or more batteries, comprising a primary base; a secondary base; a first sidewall; a second sidewall; a back wall; a first vertical extension; and a second vertical extension; wherein the primary base is disposed on top of and aligned with the secondary base, wherein the first sidewall and the back wall are coupled to the primary base, wherein the second sidewall is coupled to the secondary base, wherein the back wall is perpendicular to the first sidewall and the second sidewall, wherein the first vertical extension is coupled to the first sidewall, and wherein the second vertical extension is coupled to the second sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Toshiba International Corporation
    Inventor: Zaheer Iqbal Rangwala
  • Patent number: 11434014
    Abstract: Aircraft spars with integrated power cells, and associated systems and methods are described. A representative aircraft wing spar includes a spar body extending in a spanwise direction, and having a plurality of apertures also extending in a spanwise direction, with individual apertures positioned to receive multiple electrical power cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: IMAGINE AERO INC.
    Inventor: Kevin Halverson
  • Patent number: 11424081
    Abstract: An electrical energy storage apparatus and a method of preparing the same. The electrical energy storage apparatus includes a first energy storage device arranged to supply electrical energy to an external electrical load; a second energy storage device arranged to recharge the first energy storage when at least a portion of the second energy storage device is exposed to air. The second energy storage device includes an encapsulation arranged to selectively block an air exposure to the second energy storage device, so as to maintain the second energy storage device in an idle state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Chunyi Zhi, Longtao Ma, Hongfei Li, Zijie Tang
  • Patent number: 11424494
    Abstract: An onboard-battery temperature controller to be disposed inside a vehicle, near a battery including a plurality of battery cells, is configured to control the temperature of the battery cells. The onboard-battery temperature controller includes a fluid heater, a heat generating body, and an arithmetic and control unit. The fluid heater is configured to heat the battery cells through heat exchange between a heating fluid circulating therein and the battery cells. The heat generating body is configured to be energized and generate heat, to be conducted to the battery cells to heat the battery cells. The arithmetic and control unit is configured to control operations of the fluid heater and the heat generating body on the basis of the temperature of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiaki Naruke, Hatsuhisa Ueda, Norio Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11404739
    Abstract: A highly integrated mobile energy storage system is provided, which includes a container and battery racks. The battery racks are arranged in two rows along a length direction of the container, and the two rows of the battery racks are arranged back to back. For each of the two rows of battery racks, a maintenance door is arranged at a wall of the container close to the row of battery racks. In a case that a battery rack needs to be maintained, it is just required to open the maintenance door to maintain the battery rack. Since the two rows of battery racks are arranged back to back, no maintenance passage is required, thereby reducing a floor space along a width direction of the container, thus reducing the floor space of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: SUNGROW POWER SUPPLY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hongsheng Dou, Guohong Li, Zengfu Ding
  • Patent number: 11374281
    Abstract: A battery module disclosed herein includes a plurality of submodules, and a housing that houses the submodules. Each of the plurality of submodules includes: a cell group in which single cells are arranged; and a constraining member exerting a constraining pressure in an arrangement direction of the plurality of single cells. Inside the housing of the battery module disclosed herein, there is a region where the temperature is likely to be relatively low when charging-discharging of the plurality of submodules is performed, and among the plurality of submodules, a submodule arranged in the region where the temperature is likely to be low has a lower constraining pressure than those in the other submodules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takahisa Matsuta, Ayumi Iijima, Toru Abe
  • Patent number: 11370557
    Abstract: An aircraft includes a battery, an airfoil and heat conducting elements, and the heat conducting elements connect the battery thermally to the airfoil in such a way that heat which is produced in the battery is distributed to the airfoil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventor: Stefan Bender
  • Patent number: 11374282
    Abstract: A battery module which includes a cell assembly having a plurality of secondary batteries; a module housing having at least one side wall and configured to accommodate the cell assembly in an internal space defined by the at least one side wall; and an end frame including: a body frame that includes a main wall and at least one side wall extending from an outer circumference of the main wall in a direction where the module housing is positioned; and a coupling plate that is configured such that one side portion of the coupling plate is combined and fixed to the at least one side wall of the body frame and the other side portion of the coupling plate is combined to a front end portion or a rear end portion of the module housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-Hoon Lee, Hang-June Choi, Dal-Mo Kang, Kyung-Mo Kim, Jeong-O Mun, Jin-Yong Park, Ho-June Chi
  • Patent number: 11349178
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a plurality of battery cells arranged such that main surfaces thereof face each other and a partition wall between adjacent battery cells. The partition wall includes at least one air pocket having a concave shape in a direction away from the main surface of one battery cell of the adjacent battery cells in a thickness direction of the partition wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyungho Cho, Yoongil Kim, Junyoung Kim, Minkyun Mok
  • Patent number: 11342610
    Abstract: An accumulator arrangement for a hybrid or electric vehicle may include a plurality of battery cells stacked in a stacking direction to form at least one battery block, and a housing including a support frame limiting the housing towards an outside on four sides. The support frame may include at least two longitudinal members and at least two cross members perpendicularly aligned with one another. At least one longitudinal member of the at least two longitudinal members may be configured to conduct a coolant. The at least one battery block may abut against at least one of (i) the at least one longitudinal member and (ii) at least one of the at least two cross members to transfer heat. A plurality of connection points of the at least one longitudinal member, through which the coolant is flowable, may be configured on an outside of the support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventors: Peter Geskes, Thomas Kalmbach, Andre Loges, Michael Moser, Joachim Treier, Georg Votteler, Mario Wallisch
  • Patent number: 11342617
    Abstract: This disclosure details exemplary battery pack designs for use in electrified vehicles. An exemplary battery pack may include a multi-piece enclosure assembly and an urethane based adhesive. The urethane based adhesive may function as both a fastener for securing the enclosure assembly components together and as a seal for blocking the ingress of moisture into the interior of the battery pack. Associated battery pack assembly methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: James M. McManaman, Louis Paspal
  • Patent number: 11342614
    Abstract: A battery cell includes an exterior can, an electrode body accommodated in the exterior can, a heat insulator disposed on at least a part of the outer surface of the side wall of the exterior can, and an insulative film covering the heat insulator and an entire of the outer surface of the side wall of the exterior can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuuichi Abe
  • Patent number: 11335982
    Abstract: A battery unit includes a battery and an insulation film, the battery includes a battery housing, a battery core disposed inside the battery housing, and a battery cover plate disposed on an end portion of the battery housing; the insulation film is coated on at least one side face of the battery housing, the insulation films on two adjacent battery units are bonded to each other in the preset direction to connect the plurality of battery units together; and the insulation film includes an extension portion, where the extension portion is formed by a top portion of the insulation film which protrudes from the battery cover plate and extends upward, the top plate is disposed on an upper side of the battery unit, a groove is provided on a lower side of the top panel, and at least part of the extension portion is accommodated in the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: BYD COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Xi Shen, Zhipei Lu, Weixin Zheng, Jia Lu, Jing Tan, Yan Zhu, Jianhua Zhu
  • Patent number: 11322791
    Abstract: The invention concerns a multi-battery assembly, and a container comprising such an assembly, for use in particular in the field of high energy-density assemblies comprising a plurality of Ni—Cd, Ni-MH, lead-acid or Li-ion stationary batteries stored in a container or a library-like room. The multi-battery assembly comprises at least three rows (1 to 4) of batteries (12 to 23) connected in series and/or parallel, including two end rows (1, 4) and at least two intermediate rows (2, 3), each row being connected in series and/or parallel to at least one adjacent row, extending in a first direction (d1), and comprising at least one level (36 to 38) of a plurality of batteries connected in series and/or parallel, each of the levels extending in the first direction (d1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: SAFT
    Inventors: Philippe Biensan, Dominique Ligeois
  • Patent number: 11302988
    Abstract: The battery module includes a plurality of batteries that are stacked and a heat transfer suppression member disposed between adjacent two batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuki Kuramitsu, Kazunari Hiraide, Tetsuji Omura, Akira Takano, Shigeaki Sakatani
  • Patent number: 11302985
    Abstract: A battery module includes a battery cell assembly constituted by stacking a plurality of battery cells, an end plate disposed adjacent to one end of the battery cell assembly, and a shock-absorbing member interposed between the one end of the battery cell assembly and the end plate, wherein the shock-absorbing member is woven fabric or non-woven fabric formed of a plurality of fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Yong Kyu Ju, Jong Ryeol Oh, Jun Hyurk Jeong, Jin Sol Lim
  • Patent number: 11292344
    Abstract: A portable electric vehicle support equipment (EVSE) unit is formed as a cord of plural insulated conductors and a flexible outer sheath enclosing said plural insulated conductors. The cord includes an EVSE docking connector on a docking end of the cord and a utility plug on a utility end of the cord, said cord being divided into a docking section terminated at said docking connector and a utility section terminated at said utility connector. The cord further includes an in-line EVSE controller and a housing enclosing said controller, said housing sealed with said flexible outer sheath and disposed at an intermediate section of said cord between said docking and utility sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Webasto Charging Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David Paul Soden, Albert Joseph Flack, Herman Joseph Steinbuchel, IV, Larry Hayashigawa, Brendan Francis O'Donnell, Francis Patrick Wong, Robert Barrosa
  • Patent number: 11283119
    Abstract: A battery device includes a battery stack having battery cells, a first end member fixture, a second end member fixture, a temperature adjusting member for cooling the battery stack, and an external force applying device which applies a force to a specific battery cell of the battery cells via a first in-between part and/or a second in-between part. The first in-between part is a part located at a position closer to a center part between both ends of the first end member fixture than the both ends thereof. The second in-between part is a part located at a position closer to a center part between both ends of the second end member fixture than the both ends thereof. The force applied by the external force applying device is a force for causing the specific battery cell to move toward the temperature adjusting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshiro Kamo, Nobuyoshi Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 11283126
    Abstract: A power storage device including: at least one power storage module disposed between a first frame and a second frame disposed at an interval from each other, the power storage module including a plurality of power storage cells arranged in sequence, the first frame and the second frame provided in a vehicle or the power storage device; and a fixture, wherein: the power storage module is fixed to the first frame by the fixture, and is not fixed to the second frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshiro Kamo
  • Patent number: 11276904
    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: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: CHONGQING JINKANG POWERTRAIN NEW ENERGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nathalie Capati, Duanyang Wang, Jacob Heth, Binbin Chi
  • Patent number: 11271260
    Abstract: A battery pack may include a tray, a cover, a connection member connecting a peripheral portion of the tray to a peripheral portion of the cover with a clearance provided therebetween, and a sealant filling the clearance. The connection member may include a spacer disposed in a range between the peripheral portion of the tray and the peripheral portion of the cover. The spacer may include first to third portions respectively having first to third cross-sectional areas. The second cross-sectional area may be smaller than the first and third cross-sectional areas. The first portion may be disposed at a position that is in contact with the peripheral portion of the tray. The third portion may be disposed at a position that is in contact with the peripheral portion of the cover. The second portion may be disposed between the first portion and the third portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Okiga, Satoru Seyama
  • Patent number: 11258126
    Abstract: The present invention provides a battery rack including: a housing; a plurality of battery modules stacked in the housing; and a connection member configured to electrically connect the plurality of battery modules, wherein each of the plurality of battery modules includes a plurality of battery submodules stacked on each other, and each of the plurality of battery submodules comprises: at least one cooling member; and a plurality of battery cells located on both sides with the at least one cooling member interposed therebetween, wherein at least two of the plurality of battery cells are located on each of both sides of the at least one cooling member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: SK INNOVATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dae Won Kwon, Yong Uk Kim
  • Patent number: 11258127
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a system comprising a holder and stored energy sources which can be placed in the holder, in particular rechargeable batteries, each having a casing which has side walls and in which are placed electrode plates oriented parallel to the side walls and nonwoven materials containing a bound electrolyte, the electrode plates being placed between adjacent nonwoven materials. The holder consists of at least two supports placed one above the other to hold stored energy sources in such a manner that the side walls of the casing which are oriented parallel to the electrode plates are oriented substantially horizontally. At least one pressure element is situated between the supports and rests on the side walls of the casing of the stored energy sources and transmits at least the weight force of the stored energy sources situated at the top of the holder to stored energy sources situated underneath the stored energy sources situated at the top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Hoppecke Batterien GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Heinrich Kesper
  • Patent number: 11239527
    Abstract: Provided are a tray for a secondary battery, which is environmentally friendly and can reduce the manufacturing cost while improving formability of the tray, and a jig for forming the tray. The tray includes a series of receiving spaces for receiving a series of cylindrical secondary batteries, and a flange portion at an outer part of the receiving space. Each receiving space includes a bottom surface configured to support one cylindrical secondary battery, a series of fixing ribs protruding upwardly from the bottom surface, and a series of bridges protruding upwardly from the bottom surface. The fixing ribs are spaced apart from each other and spaced around an outer portion of the bottom surface. Each bridge of the series of bridges connects adjacent fixing ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jaeok Yi
  • Patent number: 11233290
    Abstract: A battery holder capable of simplifying assembly procedure includes: case body, having at least three battery chambers; and a connection assembly, having at least one anode/cathode connecting unit, an anode output terminal, a cathode output terminal and an anode/cathode jumping unit, thereby allowing the at least three battery chambers to be in a serial connecting status; and characterized in that: an accommodation slot is formed between two of the at least three battery chambers which are arranged at outer sides, the anode/cathode jumping unit is formed through a metal wire being bent, and has a connection segment accommodated in the accommodation slot, one end of the connection segment has a cathode elastic contact point connected to the battery chamber arranged at the outer side, and another end thereof has an anode contact point connected to the other battery chamber arranged at the outer side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventor: Dah-Luen Huang
  • Patent number: 11228185
    Abstract: Provided is a modular, scalable and decentralized high voltage battery system that employs signaling and communications between a plurality of battery modules of the system without a central battery management controller. Via signaling mechanisms, each battery module of the plurality of battery modules of the system can perform precharging, discharging, charging, and safety functions in a manner that is extensible regardless of a number of battery modules in the system in series and in parallel and in a manner that does not require significant operator intervention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: SAFT AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Keith Hensley
  • Patent number: 11214154
    Abstract: The invention relates to a battery support for an electric motor vehicle, having a tray for holding batteries, with a base and a peripheral side wall and a cover, wherein the cover is formed as a hood and the peripheral side wall is formed by a peripheral frame composed of hollow profiles, wherein the frame is coupled to a base, wherein the hood, in the closed state, is mounted on the hollow profile, and a cooling system is formed below the base, and in that a protective base is arranged below the base, in particular below the cooling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Frank Rabe, Peter Summerauer, Thomas Guenther, Christian Handing
  • Patent number: 11217837
    Abstract: An apparatus including a plurality of lithium-ion cells, a cell support structure having a plurality of chambers, each of the plurality of chambers has at least one open end and is configured to support a respective lithium-ion cell, a housing in which the cell support structure is received, and a thermal dissipation member disposed between the cell support and the housing, wherein the plurality of lithium-ion cells are thermally coupled to the thermal dissipation member through a respective open end of a respective chamber, and the thermal dissipation member is thermally coupled to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Gregory R. Day, Dwaine K. Coates, Stephanie D. Babiak, David E. Hall
  • Patent number: 11217862
    Abstract: An energy storage system includes a module housing and multiple battery cells with insulating material and discharge directing material positioned inside the module housing. Each of the battery cells has a first end and a second end. Further, each of the battery cells has a positive terminal and a negative terminal. The energy storage system includes a first interconnect and a second interconnect positioned over the battery cells. Multiple first cell connectors connect the positive terminals of the battery cells to the first interconnect. Multiple second cell connectors connect the negative terminals of the battery cells to the second interconnect. A top plate having an interior side and an exterior side is positioned over the first interconnect and the second interconnect. The top plate includes one or more weak areas with reduced integrity positioned above one or more battery cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Tesla, Inc.
    Inventors: Augusto E. Barton, Robert Clinton Lane, Nathan Khalil Chidiac, Julian Christian Carl, Hugh Burnett Ross, William B. Stockton, Nicholas Paul Manov
  • Patent number: 11211673
    Abstract: An insulating protector attached to one side of a unit cell group includes: two bus bar housing portions, in each of which a plurality of bus bars for connecting adjacent electrode terminals are aligned and housed, and are respectively provided at positions near two lateral side edge portions of the insulating protector extending in a direction in which the bus bars are aligned; and two wire routing grooves that are provided on an inner side of each bus bar housing portion, and in which detection wires drawn from unit cells are routed so as to detect the state of the unit cells. A bus bar cover for covering the closer one of the bus bar housing portions and a wire cover for covering the wire routing groove on the inner side of the closer bus bar housing portion are provided on each lateral side edge portion of the insulating protector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Shimizu, Hitoshi Takeda, Ryouya Okamoto, Tomoki Idota
  • Patent number: 11167631
    Abstract: An assembly module for tubular electric accumulators is disclosed. The assembly module comprises support elements made of insulating material, having arrangements of openings for receiving and holding a group of accumulators in a parallel configuration. Sheets of electrically conductive material extend on surfaces of the support elements. The sheets are welded to the respective terminals of the accumulators and form electrical contact surfaces with the accumulators. Similar assembly modules are arranged in series with complementary arrangements of fastening elements between the adjacent support elements of the modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: HYDRO-QUÉBEC
    Inventors: Samuel Lavoie, Ghislain Lambert, Karim Zaghib
  • Patent number: 11152671
    Abstract: A battery module includes a battery cell stack having a plurality of stacked battery cells and a plurality of bus bars respectively coupled to electrode leads provided at the plurality of battery cells. Each bus bar includes a frame on which the electrode lead of the battery cell is placed and a conductive member coupled to the frame and electrically coupled to the electrode lead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Ho-June Chi, Dal-Mo Kang, Jeong-O Mun, Jin-Yong Park, Jung-Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 11114720
    Abstract: A cylindrical battery housing case has a plurality of cylindrical battery housing chambers each housing one cylindrical battery, and a plurality of elongated resilient members each having a protrusion for holding a cylindrical portion of the cylindrical battery is formed in a cantilevered manner inside notches in a side wall of each of the cylindrical battery housing chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Ikeda, Yoshiaki Ichikawa, Hirotaka Mukasa, Taishi Sakai
  • Patent number: 11108112
    Abstract: A battery housing for an electric-motor-driven vehicle comprising a tub part. The tub part has a bottom, side walls formed thereon, and an assembly flange which protrudes outward from the side walls. The assembly flange of at least one side wall reaches the maximum width thereof only in some sections. In contrast, the assembly flange has only a reduced width in the other sections. In addition, the battery housing comprises at least two tub parts, which are brought into engagement by means of the assembly flanges thereof facing each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: KIRCHHOFF AUTOMOTIVE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Alexander Günther, Volker Tölle
  • Patent number: 11108097
    Abstract: A battery cell, specifically a lithium-ion battery cell, having a prismatic battery cell housing (6), in which the electrochemical components of the battery cell (2) are accommodated, and further comprising a thermal equalization element (8), which is configured for the enhancement of thermal conductivity, which is arranged on a smallest lateral surface (64) of the battery cell housing (6), such that a region (9) of the smallest lateral surface (64) which is not covered by the thermal equalization element (8) at least partially encloses said thermal equalization element (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Eduard Reimer, Martin Koehne
  • Patent number: 11101677
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and associated systems for charging exchangeable energy storage devices positioned in a device-exchange station. The method includes, for example, (1) receiving demand information; (2) determining a charging plan for the device-exchange station at least partially based on a state-of-charge (SoC) of each of the exchangeable energy storage devices positioned in the device-exchange station, the demand information, and an available power of the device-exchange station; (3) generating a charging command for each of the exchangeable energy storage devices based on the charging rule for each of the exchangeable energy storage devices; and (4) transmitting the charging commands to the device-exchange station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Gogoro Inc.
    Inventors: I-Fen Shih, Yun-Chun Lai, Sheng-Chin Chuang, Daniel Vickery, Hok-Sum Horace Luke