For Plural Cells Patents (Class 429/99)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10347886
    Abstract: A battery module includes a plurality of battery blocks. Each battery block includes: a cell assembly including a plurality of cells; a block holder for holding the cell assembly; and a metal plate. The plurality of cells are held in the block holder while the positive electrodes and negative electrodes of the cells are aligned. A projection or the metal plate is disposed outside the block holder. The tip of the projection of one of adjacent battery blocks is in contact with the metal plate of the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Motokawa, Daisuke Kishii, Nobuyuki Nakasawa, Keisuke Shimizu, Akira Takano
  • Patent number: 10347894
    Abstract: An energy storage system includes a module housing and multiple battery cells 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 positioned above one or more battery cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    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: 10333186
    Abstract: An electricity storage pack includes an electricity storage element, a case that has a heat dissipation member provided on an upper side thereof and that accommodates the electricity storage element, a coolant that is accommodated in the case and that is evaporated by receiving heat of the electricity storage element, and a heat transfer member that is arranged along an outer surface of the electricity storage element and that receives heat of the electricity storage element. The heat dissipation member is provided with a groove, an end of the heat transfer member being inserted into the groove and being in contact with the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kuboki, Hiroki Hirai, Makoto Higashikozono
  • Patent number: 10319965
    Abstract: A battery cell holder member, including a main body including a plurality of accommodating portions accommodating ends of a plurality of battery cells, respectively, and a partition separating the plurality of accommodating portions; at least one stopper portion on a first side of the partition; and at least one engaging portion on a second side of the partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Min Oh, No Hyun Kwag
  • Patent number: 10312487
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery module includes unit cells that are arranged in a first direction, a bus bar that electrically connects the unit cells, a pair of end plates that are spaced apart from each other along the first direction at opposite ends of the unit cells to support the unit cells, and at least one side plate between the pair of end plates and connected to the pair of end plates, the at least one side plate extending along the unit cells and spaced apart from the unit cells a predetermined distance, wherein the side plate includes a stepped portion facing the unit cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young-Deok Kim, Ji-Soon Lim, Shi-Dong Park
  • Patent number: 10263227
    Abstract: Provided is an energy storage apparatus which includes: an energy storage device; an opposedly facing member which opposedly faces the energy storage device in a first direction; and an adjacent member which is disposed adjacently to the energy storage device in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction. The opposedly facing member and the adjacent member are engaged with each other such that the adjacent member and the opposedly facing member are relatively movable to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eiji Yuasa, Kentaro Shibuya
  • Patent number: 10256451
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a plurality of secondary batteries and a plurality of bus bars. The secondary batteries are connected to each other in series and in parallel. Each of the secondary batteries includes first and second electrode terminals. Each of the bus bars electrically connects one of the secondary batteries to a neighboring one of the secondary batteries. The bus bars include a first bus bar having a first sectional area and a second bus bar having a second sectional area different from the first sectional area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 10205201
    Abstract: A cooling system for a battery reduces a cooling package space using a duplex pipe and can reinforce mechanical strength of the duplex pipe by forming reinforcement ribs in the duplex pipe. The cooling system includes a duplex pipe, and an internal unitary pipe connected to the duplex pipe and arranged at a side of a battery cell, the internal unitary pipe including an internal inlet to flow a cooling fluid into the internal unitary pipe and an internal outlet to flow the cooling fluid from the internal unitary pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Juyong Park
  • Patent number: 10199621
    Abstract: A battery cell spacer according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a body extending between a top surface and a bottom surface and a saddle disposed at the top surface of the body and configured to establish a barrier surface between metallic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Asif Iqbal, Daniel Miller, Evan Mascianica, Josef Dollison, James Lawrence Swoish
  • Patent number: 10181591
    Abstract: A device and a method for manufacturing of a printed circuit board for installing in a battery-powered device, the method including mounting on a printed circuit board (PCB) a PCB surface mount component comprising a planar mount configured to be mounted on the PCB and a kinetic energy absorption element with a battery contact on a distal end of the energy absorption element, and trimming the PCB out of a panel comprising the PCB and a border around the PCB, the border connected integrally with the PCB, wherein the border comprises supports configured to support corresponding ear extensions in the absorption element in order to align the battery contact with a PCB plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Bradley E. Clements, Gabriel J. Pirie, Perry H. Pierce
  • Patent number: 10177353
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery module is disclosed. In one aspect, the battery module includes a plurality of unit cells including first and second outermost unit cells disposed at first and second opposing ends of the unit cells arranged in a first direction, wherein the unit cells have top and bottom surfaces opposing each other. The battery module also includes a bus bar holder covering the top surface of the unit cells, a bus bar disposed at the bus bar holder to electrically connect the unit cells and a pair of end plates respectively supporting the first and second outermost unit cells. The battery module further includes a pair of side plates disposed at third and fourth opposing ends of the unit cells arranged in a second direction crossing the first direction, wherein the side plates are connected to the end plates and the bus bar holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Deok Kim, Ji-Soon Lim, Shi-Dong Park
  • Patent number: 10164305
    Abstract: An energy storage apparatus includes a chamber including a receiving space therein, battery racks including first and second battery rack groups positioned in the receiving space and spaced apart from each other while facing each other with reference to a center of the receiving space, an upper duct positioned above the receiving space configured to supply cooling fluid to a cooling space which is a space between the first battery rack group and the second battery rack group, a cooling unit positioned outside the receiving space and configured to cool the cooling fluid, and a fluid moving member comprising a moving space where the cooling fluid heated after cooling the battery racks moves to the cooling unit, in which the cooling unit is supplied with the heated cooling fluid from the moving space, cools the supplied cooling fluid, and then supplies a resultant fluid to the upper duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-Min Lee, Ji-Won Lee, Suk-Chul Kim, Tae-Shin Cho
  • Patent number: 10164296
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a battery module having a first electrochemical cell and a second electrochemical cell positioned adjacent to the first electrochemical cell. The battery module also includes a separator plate disposed between the first electrochemical cell and the second electrochemical cell. The separator plate includes a body comprising a first side and a second side opposite the first side. The first side is disposed adjacent a first face of the first electrochemical cell and includes a first indention. The first indention defines a first space between the first face of the first electrochemical cell and the first side of the separator plate. The first space is configured to enable swelling of the first electrochemical cell into the first space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Robert J. Mack, Richard M. DeKeuster, Jennifer L. Czarnecki, Jason D. Fuhr, Mark R. Johnson, Jonathan P. Lobert
  • Patent number: 10128473
    Abstract: A battery system of a vehicle includes a battery, a battery tray configured to support the battery, and a battery pouch. The pouch has a plurality of side walls and a bottom defining a space sized to accommodate the battery. The side walls each include an absorbent layer containing a base, such as sodium bicarbonate, and an outer layer impervious to the electrolyte and the base. One of the side walls is a front side wall that includes a wedge that is configured to mate with a front of the battery and the tray. The wedge cooperates with a bottom lip of the battery to secure the battery to the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Reibling, Steven Michael Cyr, Raymond C. Siciak
  • Patent number: 10122007
    Abstract: A cover assembly for a battery module is configured to be coupled to battery cells that are arranged side-by-side in a stacked configuration. The cover assembly includes a housing, a plurality of bus bars, and an electrical cable. The bus bars are held by the housing and are configured to electrically connect to corresponding positive and negative cell terminals of the battery cells to electrically connect adjacent battery cells. The cable extends across the bus bars and is electrically connected to each of the bus bars to monitor voltages across the battery cells. The cable includes plural electrical conductors and a dielectric insulator that surrounds and electrically isolates the conductors. The conductors include exposed segments exposed through the dielectric insulator that are electrically connected to corresponding bus bars via a bonding layer applied between the exposed segment and the corresponding bus bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: David James Rhein, Andre Guanco, Eric Shields, Jeremy Patterson, Scott Cross
  • Patent number: 10116010
    Abstract: An insulating mother board, an insulating harness mother board assembly and a battery module including the insulating mother board are provided. The insulating mother board includes a first end insulating board, a middle insulating board and a second end insulating board moveably connected in sequence. According to the insulating mother board, an arbitrary number of middle insulating boards can be arranged by arranging the first end insulating board and the second end insulating board on two ends of the insulating mother board respectively. There may be an arbitrary number of connection holes on the first end insulating board, the middle insulating board and the second end insulating board, each connection hole corresponds to one single battery. In this way, an assembly of different numbers of single batteries can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: CHINA AVIATION LITHIUM BATTERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qixin Guo, Yong Cao, Qiu Xie, Wei Li
  • Patent number: 10097026
    Abstract: An electrical combination. The electrical combination comprises a battery pack configured to be interfaced with a hand held power tool, a control component, and a semiconducting switch. The transfer of power from the battery pack to the hand held power tool is controlled by the control component and the switch based on one of a battery pack state of charge and a respective state of charge of one of a plurality of battery cells. A discharge current of the battery pack is regulated based on the switch being controlled into one of a first state and a second state by the control component to selectively enable the transfer power from the plurality of battery cells to the hand held power tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Todd W. Johnson, Dennis J. Grzybowski, Mark A. Kubale, Jay J. Rosenbecker, Karl F. Scheucher, Gary D. Meyer, Jeffrey M. Zeiler, Kevin L. Glasgow
  • Patent number: 10079380
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a jelly roll for a secondary battery configured by winding a cathode sheet, a separator, and an anode sheet, wherein electrode tabs are connected to uncoated portions of the electrode sheets, to which electrode active materials are not applied, by welding, and each of the electrode tabs is configured to have an embossed structure protruding toward the uncoated portion to improve weldability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jiyoung Oh, Ki Gon Kim, Dae Hyun Cho, Junbo Seo
  • Patent number: 10074883
    Abstract: A highly reliable assembled battery has first passages formed between a first rectangular cell and a first surface of the body part of a separator, and has second passages formed between a second rectangular cell and the second surface of the body part of the separator in an alternating manner from above to below. Openings are provided in a side wall part of the separator. The first passages and the second passages are exposed by the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wataru Okada
  • Patent number: 10062879
    Abstract: A battery module assembly having one or more plate-shaped cells, including two or more battery modules having cell units, each of which includes one or more battery cells, electrically connected to one another, a pair of an upper and lower case to surround outer circumferences of the modules such that one surface of each of the outermost modules is exposed outside in a state in which the modules are erected on their sides, one or more first fastening holes vertically formed at a top of the upper case and a bottom of the lower case in a direction in which first fastening holes face each other to fasten and fix the upper and lower case, and two or more second fastening holes horizontally formed at a front and/or a rear of the upper case and a front and/or a rear of the lower case to position or fix the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: BumHyun Lee, JiYoung Choi, DalMo Kang, JunYeob Seong
  • Patent number: 10050314
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lithium-ion energy store, comprising an electrode comprising a main section and comprising a measurement section electrically isolated from the main section, a counterelectrode and a separator between the electrode and the counterelectrode, wherein a measurement cell, which forms part of the lithium-ion energy store, comprises the measurement section of the electrode, a counterelectrode measurement section, which is opposite the measurement section of the electrode in relation to the separator, and a section of the separator which is arranged between the measurement sections of the electrode and the counterelectrode measurement section, and a main cell, which forms part of the lithium-ion energy store, the main section of the electrode, a counterelectrode main section, which is opposite the main section of the electrode in relation to the separator, and a section of the separator which is arranged between the main section of the electrode and the counterelectrode main sectio
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Stefan Butzmann
  • Patent number: 10038226
    Abstract: A cooling plate for a battery pack with a plurality of battery cells is provided. The cooling plate includes a cooling fin with a substantially planar surface and a perimeter. The cooling plate includes a frame abutting the cooling fin and forming a seal with the cooling fin adjacent the perimeter of the same. The frame and the cooling fin define at least one fluid inlet, at least one fluid outlet, and a flow channel therebetween. The at least one fluid inlet and the at least one fluid outlet are disposed through the seal and are in fluid communication with the flow channel. The flow channel is disposed adjacent the perimeter and in heat transfer communication with the substantially planar surface of the cooling fin. A battery pack with the cooling plate, and a method for controlling a temperature of the battery pack, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Derek R. Weber, Roger Michael Brisbane
  • Patent number: 10033050
    Abstract: Battery fretting or corrosion in a key fob is reduced or even eliminated by firmly holding the fob's battery against electrical contacts and holding the battery away from key fob components that are subject to deformation or deflection. Reduced battery movement relative to electrical contacts thus reduces or eliminates abrasion of the battery's electrically conductive surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Qiling Yu, Raymond Laprairie, Jennifer Carpino, John Burca
  • Patent number: 9997758
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a battery module including a unit module assembly including unit modules, each of which includes a plurality of battery cells or a plurality of cell assemblies, each of which includes two or more battery cells, as unit cells, the unit modules being arranged while being adjacent to each other, each of the unit modules having electrode terminals arranged at one side thereof, a battery disconnect unit (BDU) arranged at one side of the unit module assembly, the battery disconnect unit having terminal connection parts arranged at the same side as the electrode terminals, a module case in which the unit modules of the unit module assembly are mounted, the electrode terminals of the unit modules being exposed through the module case, and a bus bar assembly including a cover plate mounted on the electrode terminals of the unit modules at the module case, the cover plate being formed of an insulative material, and two more bus bars mounted to the cover plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Juhan Kim, Jin-Kyu Shin, Bum Hyun Lee, Taeyeop Kim
  • Patent number: 9979000
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an unmanned aerial vehicle and a battery thereof. The battery includes a battery body and a shell disposed on one end of the battery body. The shell has a clamp button disposed on the side opposite the unmanned aerial vehicle. One end of the clamp button is fixed on the shell and the other is used for detachably connecting with the unmanned aerial vehicle. The clamp button makes the battery detachably connect with the main body of the unmanned aerial vehicle be possible and it is very convenient for changing the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: AUTEL ROBOTICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Longxue Qiu, Xingwen Wu
  • Patent number: 9969296
    Abstract: A battery module includes a cell assembly including a lamination of battery cells and expansible members interspersed within the battery cells, the battery cells and the expansible members being laminated in layers along a first direction. The battery module also includes a cell housing enclosing the cell assembly and forming an external appearance of the battery module. The cell housing includes first and second sides corresponding to first and second ends of the laminated layers of the cell assembly along the first direction. The cell housing is configured to fix the first and second ends of the cell assembly to inner surfaces of the first and second sides of the cell housing, respectively, by pressure generated by changes in a thickness of the battery cells and the expansible members along the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Inseok Kim, Hyunchang Kang
  • Patent number: 9941556
    Abstract: The supply unit (1) for an electric motorbike (2) comprises at least two electric batteries (6, 7, 8, 9) and at least a protection container (10, 11, 12) which contains the batteries (6, 7, 8, 9) and which comprises: a cooling plate (12) placed in contact with the batteries (6, 7, 8, 9) and having: a plurality of through holes (13) which communicate with the outside and which cross the cooling plate (12) in the direction of its width and/or its length, each of the holes (13) having an access on a first perimeter side (12a) of the cooling plate (12) and an exit on an opposite second perimeter side (12b) of the cooling plate (12); and two opposite transmission faces (17, 18) in contact with which are placed one or more batteries (6, 7, 8, 9), between the faces (17, 18) being obtained the through holes (13); two cooling half-shells (10, 11), each containing at least one of the batteries (6, 7, 8, 9) and placed in contact with the batteries (6, 7, 8, 9), the half-shells (10, 11) being separated from the coo
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Energica Motor Company S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giampiero Testoni
  • Patent number: 9929383
    Abstract: A battery stack includes a plurality of battery packs and a plurality of spacers. The battery pack each has a case and a sealing plate. The sealing plate is fitted to an inner peripheral surface of an opening of the case. Each of the plurality of spacers is arranged at the center of a flat surface on each side of the battery pack, and a contour of a contact region of the spacer with the flat surface is smaller than a contour of the flat surface of the battery pack. The plurality of spacers and the plurality of battery packs are alternately stacked. The plurality of spacers and the plurality of battery packs are applied with a load in a stacking direction. The center of the flat surface of the battery pack is recessed in a shape of a contour of the spacer by the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9917290
    Abstract: A battery module according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a plurality of rechargeable batteries having a terminal, a holder combined to end portions of the rechargeable batteries and having a first fastening portion, and a bus bar combined to the terminal, electrically connecting the rechargeable batteries, and having a second fastening portion to be fitted into the first fastening portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Man-Sik Cho
  • Patent number: 9865851
    Abstract: A battery module has a cell unit including battery cells, a positive external terminal electrically connected to a positive side of the battery cells through a positive electro conductive member, and a negative external terminal electrically connected to a negative side of the battery cells. The positive electro conductive member extends a first surface which is one of surfaces of the cell unit. The negative electro conductive member extends of a second surface which is one of surfaces of the cell unit other than the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Shogo Tsuruta, Masamitsu Tononishi, Ryutaro Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 9853275
    Abstract: An example separator includes a spacer section that fits between a first battery cell and a second battery cell, a projection from the spacer section that contacts a structure to limit upward movement of the spacer section, and a restraining tab from the spacer section that limits upward movement of the first battery cell, the second battery cell, or both relative to the spacer section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Daniel Maguire, Hyung Min Baek, Brian Utley
  • Patent number: 9853262
    Abstract: An exemplary assembly includes an extrusion providing a channel that receives a portion of a battery cell frame. The extrusion is securable to a support to secure the battery cell frame relative to the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Rajaram Subramanian, Tom M. Gunther, Saravanan Paramasivam, Steve Droste, Rohit Gunna
  • Patent number: 9847182
    Abstract: An electric storage apparatus includes a plurality of electric storage elements, a bus bar electrically connecting the plurality of electric storage elements, and a case housing the plurality of electric storage elements. Each of the electric storage elements extends in a predetermined direction and has a positive electrode terminal and a negative electrode terminal at both ends in the predetermined direction. The plurality of electric storage elements are aligned in a plane orthogonal to the predetermined direction. The case has an opening portion configured to pass a heat exchange medium therethrough and extending in the predetermined direction. A portion of the bus bar extends in the predetermined direction and is disposed along a wall face of the case having the opening portion formed therein, the portion being disposed at a position different from a position of the opening portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kosuke Kusaba, Nobuyoshi Fujiwara, Kazuma Asakura
  • Patent number: 9838859
    Abstract: An emergency calling system includes a housing for accommodating a radio communication module; a battery mounting guide including a battery frame in which a battery is seated; a connector holder disposed at one end of the battery frame and a knob disposed at another end of the battery frame; a battery mounting unit, which is provided on one side of the housing and in which the battery mounting guide is fitted; a unit connector, which is disposed at an inner end of the battery mounting unit and is connected to a connector of the battery; and a locking unit for locking the battery mounting guide to the battery mounting unit. The emergency calling system enables easy replacement of the battery without requiring opening and closing the entire housing to replace the used battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Yean Tae Jung
  • Patent number: 9831482
    Abstract: A system includes a lid disposed over battery cells in a battery module. The lid includes flexible fingers, and each of the flexible fingers aligns with a corresponding one of the battery cells. Each of the flexible fingers is configured to exert a downward force against the corresponding one of the battery cells, and the flexible fingers are configured to accommodate varying heights of the battery cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Mikhail S. Balk, Richard M. DeKeuster, Stephen D. Cash
  • Patent number: 9825344
    Abstract: A heat generating element housing device includes a first side surface, a second side surface, a first shelf plate, second shelf plates, module cases, and highly heat conductive members. The module cases are in a substantially rectangular parallelepiped shape and are fixed to the second shelf plates at the respective heights, with their longitudinal direction directed along a flow direction of the air. Each of the highly heat conductive members is fixed, with its heat transfer surface being in contact with at least one of the longitudinal side surfaces of the module case and with a side portion of the heat transfer surface being in contact with the second shelf plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Takafumi Nakahama, Kenya Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 9812692
    Abstract: Disclosed is a secondary battery, wherein an electrode assembly including at least one positive electrode respectively having positive electrode tabs not coated with a positive electrode active material; at least one negative electrode respectively having negative electrode tabs not coated with a negative electrode active material; and at least one separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode is sealed with an electrolyte solution in a battery case, the positive electrode tabs and the negative electrode tabs are respectively connected to positive electrode lead and negative electrode lead protruded to the outside of a battery case, and at least one an electrode terminal selected from the group consisting of the positive electrode tabs, the negative electrode tabs, the positive electrode lead and the negative electrode lead includes Wood's metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: In Sung Uhm, Je Young Kim, Kyoung Ho Kim, Ji Yoon Kwon, Hoe Jin Hah
  • Patent number: 9812691
    Abstract: A continuable power module includes at least one battery. The battery includes a main body, a first electrode terminal, a second electrode terminal and a conducting terminal. The main body includes a connecting end and a continuing end opposite to the connecting end. The first electrode terminal is disposed at the connecting end, and the second electrode terminal is disposed at the continuing end. The structure of the second electrode terminal matches the structure of the first electrode terminal. The conducting terminal includes a secured end and a free end. The secured end is disposed at the continuing end, and the free end is detachably connected to the first electrode terminal. The conducting terminal is connected electrically to the first electrode terminal via the free end, such that the continuing end of the one battery is connected to the connecting end of another battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventor: Chun-Hung Wu
  • Patent number: 9793728
    Abstract: A battery device comprises a housing, an electric core assembly enclosed within the housing, a control circuit board electrically coupled to the electric core assembly and for generating at least one battery parameter indicative of an operation status of the electric core assembly, and a connection port disposed on a front wall of the housing. The connection port comprises a set of power pins coupled to the electric core assembly and for charging or discharging the electric core assembly; and a set of data connection pins coupled to the control circuit board and for outputting the at least one battery parameter from the control circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: ZEROTECH (SHENZHEN) INTELLIGENCE ROBOT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yaming Tang
  • Patent number: 9786879
    Abstract: A battery module includes a plurality of battery blocks formed by arranging a plurality of unit cells in each block; and a hollow spacer placed between two adjacent battery blocks. The accommodation member and the spacer may be made of the same metal material. The spacer may be formed to include an insulation member for insulating two joined battery blocks from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Takasaki
  • Patent number: 9786894
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a first battery module having first and second battery frame assemblies and first and second battery cells. The first battery frame assembly has a plastic frame member, a thermally conductive plate, a busbar, and a voltage sensing member. The plastic frame member has a rectangular ring-shaped body. The thermally conductive plate is coupled to rectangular ring-shaped body. The busbar has a first post and a first conductive body coupled to the first post. The first post extends outwardly from the plastic frame member, and the first conductive body extends through the rectangular ring-shaped body. The voltage sensing member has a first sensing post and a first sensing body. The first sensing post extends outwardly from the rectangular ring-shaped body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Anthony Arena, Paul Laurain
  • Patent number: 9786875
    Abstract: The invention relates to a power storage module (10) capable of containing a plurality of power storage elements (14), the module including: a housing (16) including at least a plurality of side walls and two end walls (18A; 18B), the side walls consisting of one piece (20) having a closed outline and being sized so as to surround the power storage elements; a wall (22) for supporting the power storage elements, which is separate from the walls of the housing, and which extends essentially parallel to one of the side walls, referred to as a reference wall (20A); a means (24A-24B) for changing the position of the supporting wall (22) between at least an assembly position, in which the supporting wall is located at a first distance from the reference wall (20A), and an operating position, in which the supporting wall is located at a second distance from the reference wall (20A) that is greater than the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: BLUE SOLUTIONS
    Inventors: Anne-Claire Juventin, Laurent Le Gall
  • Patent number: 9780345
    Abstract: A device for electrical interconnection of cells of a battery pack through cell connectors, and a battery pack having the device and the cell connectors are provided. A plurality of cell connectors for connection of at least two cell poles are fitted on a mounting plate, electrically isolated from one another. Each cell connector has at least one flexible bracket which extends away from a connection area. The flexible brackets are coupled to the connection area through a resilient structure having a meandering shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignees: DIEHL STIFTUNG & CO. KG, BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AG
    Inventors: Harald Heck, Andreas Volek, Ralf Hojda, Uwe Marx, Harald Wich, Rolf Pechloff, Frank Warmuth, Dirk Hopsch, Jörg Seybold, Hubertus Goesmann, Philipp Petz, Axelle Hauck
  • Patent number: 9758010
    Abstract: A multi-mode vehicle thermal management system is provided that allows efficient thermal communication between a refrigerant-based thermal control loop and three non-refrigerant-based thermal control loops, where one of the non-refrigerant-based loops provides temperature control over the vehicle's passenger cabin, a second of the non-refrigerant-based control loops is thermally coupled to the vehicle's battery system and the third of the non-refrigerant-based control circuits is thermally coupled to the vehicle's drive train. The refrigerant-based control loop may be operated either in a heating mode or a cooling mode and is coupled to the vehicle's HVAC system using a refrigerant-air heat exchanger, and to the battery thermal control loop using refrigerant-fluid heat exchangers. A valve assembly is used to couple and/or decouple the battery and drive train thermal control loops, thereby allowing these two thermal control loops to operate either in parallel or in series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: ATIEVA, INC.
    Inventor: Vincent George Johnston
  • Patent number: 9758011
    Abstract: A multi-mode vehicle thermal management system is provided that allows efficient thermal communication between a refrigerant-based thermal control loop and three non-refrigerant-based thermal control loops, where one of the non-refrigerant-based loops provides temperature control over the vehicle's passenger cabin, a second of the non-refrigerant-based control loops is thermally coupled to the vehicle's battery system and the third of the non-refrigerant-based control circuits is thermally coupled to the vehicle's drive train. The refrigerant-based control loop may be operated either in a heating mode or a cooling mode and is coupled to the vehicle's HVAC system using a refrigerant-air heat exchanger, and to the battery thermal control loop using refrigerant-fluid heat exchangers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: ATIEVA, INC.
    Inventor: Vincent George Johnston