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Battery mountings and holders

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20130025953BATTERY COOLING STRUCTURE FOR VEHICLE - A battery cooling structure for a vehicle includes: a vehicle body floor part; and a battery module that is located under the vehicle body floor part, and that is arranged such that a clearance is formed between the battery module and the vehicle body floor part and an airflow that is introduced from the front side of a vehicle body into the clearance is discharged from the rear end of the clearance. At least one of the vehicle body floor part and the battery module has a wall portion that is formed so as to gradually decrease the area of a cross-section of the clearance, the cross-section being perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the vehicle body, along the direction toward the rear of the vehicle body.01-31-2013
20120199406MOTOR VEHICLE - A motor vehicle has an electrical drive machine that is supplied with electrical energy by an electrical energy storage device, and has an underbody region or surface (08-09-2012
20120160583Integration System for a Vehicle Battery Pack - An improved integration system for a battery pack mounted between the passenger cabin floor panel of an electric vehicle and the driving surface is provided, the system utilizing at least one insulating layer interposed between the battery pack enclosure and the passenger cabin floor panel, where the insulating layer provides noise isolation, thermal isolation and vibration damping, and where the insulating layer is compressed when the battery pack enclosure is mounted to the vehicle.06-28-2012
20120160582HOOD MOUNTED BATTERY SET PLATE - A battery mounting arrangement for a vehicle includes a compartment (e.g., an engine compartment), a cover disposed over the compartment (e.g., a hood disposed over an engine compartment) and a spring mounted set plate mounted to the cover for applying a hold down force on an associated battery mounted in the compartment.06-28-2012
20130075173BATTERY SUPPORT STRUCTURE FOR VEHICLE - There is provided a battery support structure for a vehicle. The battery support structure for a vehicle includes: a battery pack formed by housing a secondary battery in a case and disposed in a lower part of a vehicle body; and a deformable bracket that supports one end portion of the battery pack in a vehicle width direction. The deformable bracket deforms in response to an input from one end of the battery pack in the vehicle width direction so as to cause the other end of the battery pack to move in an input direction and descend relative to the vehicle body.03-28-2013
20100071979Electric Vehicle Battery System - The electric vehicle includes a battery pack that can be exchanged at a battery exchange station. At the battery exchange station, an at least partially spent battery pack is exchanged for an at least partially charged battery pack. A battery bay is configured to be disposed at an underside of the electric vehicle. The battery bay includes a frame which defines a cavity. The cavity is configured to at least partially receive the battery pack therein. The battery bay comprises at least one latch rotatably pivoted about an axis substantially parallel with a plane formed by the underside of the vehicle. The latch is configured to lift, retain the battery pack at least partially within the cavity.03-25-2010
20130037338Vehicle body rear portion structure - A vehicle body rear portion structure which can improve the operability of a coupling operation between a flange which extends downward from a peripheral portion of a parcel shelf and an upper end portion of a battery cover is provided. A battery 02-14-2013
20130037337FASTENING DEVICE - A fixing device for releasable fixing an electrical energy accumulator to a carrying structure of a motor vehicle includes a retaining protrusion and a locking catch which are provided on the energy accumulator and on the carrying structure (or vice versa). To fix the energy accumulator to the carrying structure, a relative movement of the retaining protrusion to the locking catch is provided along a movement track in the direction of an end position, in which the locking catch can be swiveled between a release position and a locked position such that in the release position the locking catch is outside the movement track of the retaining protrusion and in the locked position the locking catch protrudes into the movement track of the retaining protrusion and there engages behind the retaining protrusion when the retaining protrusion is in the end position.02-14-2013
20130037336BATTERY SYSTEM, HOUSING & VEHICLE INCLUDING BATTERY SYSTEM - A battery system for use in a vehicle is disclosed. The battery system includes a tray having a plurality of battery receptacles. A plurality of batteries are also provided, each battery in the plurality of batteries being received in a battery receptacle. A conductive layer in electrical communication with the plurality of batteries and a terminal for electrically coupling to a vehicle are also provided in the battery system. A cover interlocks with the tray. The cover carries a computer and a diagnostic identification system for the plurality of batteries. A housing for a battery system and a vehicle including a battery system are also disclosed.02-14-2013
20120175177Vehicle Battery Pack Frame - The present disclosure relates to a battery assembly for a vehicle, including a battery module having a plurality of battery cells, and a frame configured to reinforce the battery module, the frame having an upper section and a lower section of different size or shape.07-12-2012
20100163326Battery Temperature Regulating System And Method For An Electric Vehicle, Battery Housing Box For An Electric Vehicle, And Vehicle Incorporating Same - A battery housing structure, in an electric vehicle, is operable to regulate a temperature of a battery disposed between front and rear wheels of the vehicle. The battery housing structure includes a main housing body for receiving the battery, inlet and outlet ports for respectively supplying air to and discharging air from the main housing body; and a fan for discharging air from the main housing body. A bypass passage is provided in the battery housing structure for selectively connecting a downstream side of the fan with the inlet ports. First and second air flow control valves are also provided in the battery housing structure for selectively controlling and routing the flow of air within the battery housing structure.07-01-2010
20100044133VEHICLE AND FUEL CELL VEHICLE-MOUNTING METHOD - A vehicle is equipped with fuel cells that is fastened to multiple side frames 02-25-2010
20100116576FUEL CELL VEHICLE - In a fuel cell vehicle of the present invention, a floor panel is constructed to have a center tunnel formed to extend in a front-rear direction of the vehicle. A fluid distributor provided below the floor panel is at least partly located in the center tunnel and is operative to distribute a supply of a fluid in a vehicle width direction. At least one fuel cell stack is provided adjacent to the fluid distributor in the vehicle width direction below the floor panel and is operative to receive the distributive supply of the fluid from the fluid distributor. This fuel cell system has an efficient component layout from the total standpoint of the operability and the space efficiency.05-13-2010
20090159354BATTERY SYSTEM HAVING INTERCONNECTED BATTERY PACKS EACH HAVING MULTIPLE ELECTROCHEMICAL STORAGE CELLS - A battery system having interconnected battery packs is disclosed. Each battery pack includes a plurality of rectangular prismatic shaped cells. Each cell includes a positive terminal at one end and a negative terminal at the other end. The cells are housed in a battery pack housing in a side-by-side manner. The cells may be electrically connected in series so that the positive terminal for a cell extends toward and contacts the negative terminal of an adjacent cell and the negative terminal for the cell extends toward and contacts the positive terminal of another adjacent cell.06-25-2009
20100025137BATTERY SYSTEM FOR ELECTRICAL VEHICLE - The present invention provides an electrical vehicle battery system comprising a battery base unit (02-04-2010
20090044997BATTERY FIXING DEVICE - The invention relates to a device (02-19-2009
20110000729FLOOR STRUCTURE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE - A floor structure of a motor vehicle is provided that includes, but is not limited to a mounting for a starter battery in a cross member adjoining wheel arches for rear wheels. The cross member comprises two stiffening webs and is designed tub-shaped between the stiffening webs. Because of this, the starter battery is reliably protected against a crash.01-06-2011
20090107746Drive System - In a vehicle drive system including a motor and a secondary battery, the motor and secondary battery are integrated to provide a drive system having good mountability. In a gap between a cylindrical outer housing (116) and a rotor (112), a layered cylindrical secondary battery is provided within the outer housing. A cylindrical cooling member (180) is further arranged between the rotor and secondary battery.04-30-2009
20130056293TUBULAR FRAME STRUCTURE FOR A THREE-WHEELED MOTOR VEHICLE - A tubular frame structure is provided for a three-wheeled motor vehicle with an top upper frame extending in the vehicle longitudinal and vehicle transverse direction, and with a lower frame extending in vehicle longitudinal direction and vehicle transverse direction, which is structurally connected with the upper frame via several connecting tubes extending substantially in the vehicle vertical direction, to form at least one energy absorption structure.03-07-2013
20090095550ELECTRIC CABLE ORGANIZER FOR A BATTERY BOX IN AN AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLE - A battery cable organizer (04-16-2009
20110011662MULTI-FUNCTION TANK - A vehicle sub-structure includes an array of electrical power cells, the electrical power cells being ordered into groups of serially connected cells. A switch set provides for selectively interconnecting the plurality of groups of electrical power cells in a selected one of a plurality of possible orders, allowing the first and last cell in the series of cells to be changed. An auxiliary storage element is nested within the electrical power cells and both the auxiliary storage element and the arrays of electrical power cells are housed in a conformal enclosure.01-20-2011
20090242298ELECTRICALLY PROPELLED VEHICLE - An electrically-propelled vehicle, the battery of which is housed in a battery housing (10-01-2009
20090236162BATTERY CASE FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE - A battery case for containing therein battery modules includes a tray member, cover member, and seal member. The seal member is applied to a joint part between the tray member and cover member. Insert members made of metal are embedded in the resin of the tray member. Each of the insert members is provided with an embedded bolt a threaded part of which protrudes upward, and embedded nuts. The battery case is provided with first fastening sections and second fastening sections. In the first fastening section, a nut member is screwed onto the embedded bolt from above the cover member. In the second fastening section, a bolt member is screwed into the embedded nut from above the cover members.09-24-2009
20090236161PROTECTIVE HOUSING FOR A GALVANIC CELL IN A MOTOR VEHICLE - A protective housing (09-24-2009
20130068548VEHICLE BATTERY PACK HOUSING STRUCTURE - A vehicle battery pack housing structure includes a vehicle body panel and first, second and third panel components that define an outward-opening battery housing space. The first panel component is rigidly attached to the vehicle body panel and includes a first side wall and a base wall. The second panel component is rigidly attached to the first panel component and includes a second side wall and a first periphery wall portion. The third panel component is rigidly attached to the second panel component. The third panel component includes a second periphery wall portion that cooperates with the first periphery wall portion to form a periphery wall portion when the third panel component is rigidly attached to the second panel component.03-21-2013
20090014224MOTOR VEHICLE WITH A REAR END MOUNTED BATTERY BOX - A motor vehicle includes a frame chassis including two longitudinal beams and at least first and second cross members between the two longitudinal beams, and a battery box arranged at the rear end of the vehicle between the beams with vibration damping mounts, wherein the mounts of the battery box comprise a front mount connecting the front side of the battery box to the first adjacent cross member and a rear mount connecting the rear side opposing the front side of the battery box to the second adjacent cross member. By suspending the battery box from the cross members of the chassis frame, the mounting brackets do not collide with other components that must be accommodated in or mounted on the longitudinal chassis beams. Moreover, the battery support system according to the invention provides an advantage in terms of space.01-15-2009
20120111654SECURE ARRANGEMENT FOR A BATTERY IN A MOTOR VEHICLE - An arrangement for a battery in a motor vehicle, including: a recess for the battery which is arranged in the vehicle; and a battery to be vertically inserted into the recess in a first mounting direction up to a mounted position. The recess includes at least one fixed blocking surface relative to the recess, which contacts the periphery of the battery in the mounted position for horizontally immobilizing the battery in every direction.05-10-2012
20120234615BATTERY MOUNTING STRUCTURE FOR SADDLE-TYPE ELECTRIC VEHICLES - A battery mounting structure for use on saddle-type electric vehicles which contributes to an increase in the rigidity of a vehicle body frame and attempts to achieve an increased battery carrying capability. Each of battery modules is in the form of a quadrangular prism having long sides and short sides as viewed in plan and vertical sides longer than the long sides. A vehicle frame includes a bulging region in which each of main frames bulges outwardly from a head pipe as viewed in plan and a narrow region in which the distance between the main frames is reduced behind the bulging region. The battery modules include battery modules whose long sides extend along transverse directions of the vehicle in the bulging region and battery modules whose long sides extend along longitudinal directions of the vehicle in the narrow region.09-20-2012
20100089675VEHICLE-MOUNTED BATTERY COOLING STRUCTURE - A vehicle-mounted battery cooling structure of the present invention includes a battery a cooling fan for cooling the battery, a cooling-medium channel connecting the battery and the cooling fan, and mounting areas located at a front seat side and a rear seat side, respectively, in a vehicle compartment. The battery is disposed in one of the mounting areas, and the cooling fan is disposed in the other one of the mounting areas.04-15-2010
20130161106VEHICLE-LOADING STRUCTURE OF BATTERY PACK - A vehicle-loading structure of a battery pack is provided. A battery pack is fastened and connected to a side frame via an attachment bracket that is capable of securing and supporting the battery pack. The attachment bracket has an interference portion that is configured to interfere with a gusset when the battery pack moves in a vehicle forward direction caused by the disconnection of the attachment bracket from the side frame due to a shock applied to a vehicle. The interference portion of the attachment bracket interferes with the gusset, so that the battery pack can be supported by the gusset.06-27-2013
20130161105Modular Battery Assembly Support and Seals - A battery assembly, or module, for a vehicle having a battery compartment that defines an opening in the floor. The battery module is disposed partially within the battery compartment and extends through an opening in the floor of a battery compartment to be partially disposed below the floor of the vehicle. A method of installing a battery module into a vehicle is also disclosed. The battery module is inserted partially into an opening in a floor of a battery compartment with a lower portion of the battery module being retained below the floor and an upper portion of the battery module being retained above the floor. A seal is attached between the battery module and the opening in the floor.06-27-2013
20110297470Electric Vehicle Battery System - The electric vehicle includes a battery pack that can be exchanged at a battery exchange station. At the battery exchange station, an at least partially spent battery pack is exchanged for an at least partially charged battery pack. A battery bay is configured to be disposed at an underside of the electric vehicle. The battery bay includes a frame which defines a cavity. The cavity is configured to at least partially receive the battery pack therein. The battery bay comprises at least one latch rotatably pivoted about an axis substantially parallel with a plane formed by the underside of the vehicle. The latch is configured to lift, retain the battery pack at least partially within the cavity.12-08-2011
20100170736MOUNTING STRUCTURE FOR STORAGE BATTERY DEVICE - Two side members are provided so as to be in side portions of a vehicle. Each side member is provided with a kick-up portion curved upward. A cross member is provided so as to interconnect side surfaces of forward portions of the kick-up portions of the two side members. A forward portion of a battery pack is fixed to an upper surface of the cross member via forward brackets welded to the forward portion of the battery pack. A rearward portion of the battery pack is fixed to upper surfaces of rearward portions of the kick-up portions of the two side members via a bridge provided so as to interconnect the two side members.07-08-2010
20110297469BATTERY MOUNTING STRUCTURE OF ELECTROMOTIVE VEHICLE - Plural battery modules mounted on a first mount portion of a battery unit which is positioned below a front floor portion are arranged in a vehicle longitudinal direction such that the longitudinal direction of each of the battery modules matches a vehicle width direction and the short side of a rectangular section of each of the battery modules extends in a vehicle vertical direction, and plural battery modules mounted on a second mount portion which is positioned below a rear floor portion are arranged in the vehicle width direction such that the longitudinal direction of each of the battery modules matches the vehicle longitudinal direction and the long side of the rectangular section of each of the battery modules extends in the vehicle vertical direction. Accordingly, the plural battery modules can be arranged efficiently.12-08-2011
20120097466BATTERY MOUNTING STRUCTURE OF ELECTROMOTIVE VEHICLE - A battery unit comprises plural side connection portions which are provided at its both-side end portions in a vehicle width direction and connected to said vehicle-body member, and these connection portions are connected to a high rigidity portion of a vehicle-body member, concretely, to the vehicle-body member at a specified position where floor cross members integrally connected to a vehicle floor panel are located, to the vehicle-body member at a specified position where a torque box is located, or to the vehicle-body member at a specified position where a kick-up portion of the vehicle floor panel is located. Accordingly, the torsional rigidity of the vehicle body can be increased by utilizing the battery unit mounted below the vehicle body floor (vehicle floor panel).04-26-2012
20090152034BATTERY UNIT MOUNTING STRUCTURE FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE - A beam member is fixed to a side member of a vehicle body. The side member is provided with a nut member and a reinforcing member. A bolt is inserted into the nut member from under the side member. The reinforcing member includes first and second plate portions. The first plate portion includes a pair of flanges that are bent individually at bent portions. The respective positions of the bent portions are adjusted depending on a distance between sidewalls of the side member. The flanges are welded to the sidewalls. The second plate portion includes a base portion welded to the lower end of the nut member and an upright portion extending along the nut member.06-18-2009
20090120703Structure for mounting power supply device in vehicle - A structure for mounting a battery pack in a vehicle includes a battery set mounted in the vehicle, auxiliary machinery electrically connected to the battery set for using the battery set, a battery case housing the battery set, and an auxiliary machinery case housing the auxiliary machinery. The battery case and the auxiliary machinery case are disposed such that a portion of the auxiliary machinery case projected in the vertical direction overlaps with the battery case. According to this configuration, the structure for mounting the power supply device in the vehicle having excellent mountability is provided.05-14-2009
20090288898Changeable Battery Pack Adapter and Battery Changing System - The invention relates to a battery changing system, comprising at least one first industrial truck (11-26-2009
20090090575HIGH-VOLTAGE BATTERY UNIT MOUNTING STRUCTURE FOR VEHICLE - To make even a high-voltage battery with an extraordinarily large capacity, mountable on a vehicle, a high-voltage battery is installed on a rear floor panel in a rear portion of a fuel cell electric vehicle, and a cooling fan unit for cooling the battery is connected to the high-voltage battery by an exhaust duct. In addition, the cooling fan unit is disposed on a rear side member, in the vicinity, at the vehicle-rear side, of the high voltage battery, and on the same horizontal plane that the high-voltage battery is located on. At the vehicle-rear side of the high-voltage battery, a utility box is provided. An exhaust duct connected to the cooling fan unit is disposed between the utility box and a utility box adjacent thereto.04-09-2009
20100101881VEHICLE HAVING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE AND ROTATING ELECTRIC MACHINE AS POWER SUPPLIES - A hybrid vehicle includes a rear floor panel, a cross beam, a rear seat, a battery pack and a fuel tank. The rear floor panel is formed with a raised portion located behind the rear seat. The cross beam is disposed in a region located below the raised portion. The battery pack is disposed between the rear seat and the rear floor panel. The fuel tank is disposed in the region located below the raised portion, and is composed of a body located behind the cross beam and a projecting portion projecting forward from upper side surfaces of the body to extend into the space located between a second rear cross member and the cross beam.04-29-2010
20120031695STRUCTURE FOR MOUNTING POWER SOURCE APPARATUS - A structure for mounting a power source apparatus includes a power source apparatus mounted on a vehicle, and a reinforcing member configured to reinforce connection between the power source apparatus and a vehicle body. The power source apparatus has a power source unit and a device fixed to an upper face of the power source unit and having a length in a front-back direction of the vehicle smaller than a length of the power source unit. The reinforcing member extends in a left-right direction of the vehicle and is fixed at different portions to the power source apparatus and the vehicle body in space above the power source unit and adjacent to the device in the front-back direction of the vehicle.02-09-2012
20080283316Vehicle Mounting Structure for Fuel Cell System - A vehicle mounting structure for a fuel cell system containing a vehicle floor; a vehicle skeletal member positioned under the vehicle floor, having floor frames provided on the sides of the vehicle body along the longitudinal direction of the vehicle and a plurality of cross members provided in the width direction of the vehicle and connected to the floor frames; and a fuel cell unit and an auxiliary unit of the fuel cell disposed to be adjacent in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle. The fuel cell unit and the auxiliary unit is each sandwiched from both sides in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle by two of the cross members. This vehicle mounting structure for a fuel cell system prevents the length of piping and the length of wiring from becoming excessively long and improves collisional stabilization.11-20-2008
20080283318Protective Housing for a Vehicle Battery - A protective housing for a battery in a motor vehicle includes two transverse walls and two longitudinal walls, which together form a lateral enclosure for a battery receptacle chamber. The protective housing is fastened to at least one longitudinal girder of the vehicle in the installed state in an installation chamber of the vehicle. The transverse walls and the longitudinal walls are each formed by separate components, which are assembled into the enclosure. The installation chamber is located between two longitudinal girders of the vehicle chamber, and the enclosure is fastened to both longitudinal girders.11-20-2008
20080283317Protective Housing for a Vehicle Battery - A protective housing for a vehicle battery, and a motor vehicle equipped therewith are provided. The protective housing has two transverse walls and two longitudinal walls, which together form a lateral enclosure for a battery receptacle chamber. A floor structure delimiting the battery receptacle chamber on the bottom is provided, which has at least two floor cross members fastened to the enclosure. A ceiling structure delimiting the battery receptacle chamber on top is provided, which has at least two ceiling cross members fastened to the enclosure.11-20-2008
20100000816CAR BATTERY ARRAY HAVING A PLURALITY OF CONNECTED BATTERIES - The car battery array is provided with battery blocks 01-07-2010
20130118823CROSS MEMBER OF A MOTOR VEHICLE BODY - A cross member of a motor vehicle body is provided. The cross member is designed for forming a load-transmitting connection between two side members of the body and can be structurally connected to these. The cross member includes at least one floor portion that is depressed relative to a marginal rim, which together with at least one side wall adjoining thereon forms at least one stowage space for receiving items.05-16-2013
20130118824STRUCTURE FOR VEHICLE BODY LOWER PORTION - A structure for a vehicle body lower portion according to the present invention includes: a side sill (05-16-2013
20090050387Battery Package Mount Bracket - A battery package mount bracket. An illustrative embodiment of the battery package mount bracket includes a body mounted bracket having a pair of spaced-apart bracket attachment flanges and an HEV mounted bracket detachably carried by the body mounted bracket. An HEV battery package is attached to the HEV mounted bracket. The HEV mounted bracket includes a main bracket plate and a transverse flange and a side flange extending from the main bracket plate in generally perpendicular relationship with respect to each other.02-26-2009
20090139787Secondary Battery Electrode, and Secondary Battery Using the Same - A secondary battery electrode, which is formed by stacking an electrode active material layer (I) containing spinel-structured lithium manganate as an electrode active material and an electrode active material layer (II) containing, as an electrode active material, a composite oxide represented by the following Chemical formula (1) in a thickness direction of the electrode, in which the electrode active material layer (I) is disposed in contact with a current collector, and an average particle diameter of the composite oxide is smaller than an average particle diameter of the spinel-structured lithium manganate. In such a way, it is possible to provide a secondary battery electrode capable of realizing a secondary battery excellent in both of a volumetric energy density and a volumetric output density.06-04-2009
20100155164BATTERY-FIXING DEVICE FOR A BATTERY FORKLIFT - A battery-fixing device includes a frame member, a stopper and a lock arm. The frame member is formed in a body of the forklift and provided by a battery space where a battery case is placed. The frame member has a through hole. The stopper has a lock portion and a groove. The stopper is movable in the through hole. The lock arm is pivotally supported on the frame member so as to engage with or disengage from the lock portion. The engagement of the lock arm with the lock portion keeps the stopper projecting from the through hole toward the battery space so that the groove is engagable with the battery case. The disengagement of the lock arm from the lock portion allows the stopper to be pulled back into the through hole so that the groove is not engaged with the battery case.06-24-2010
20090166116STRUCTURE MOUNTING AN ELECTRICITY STORAGE PACK ON A VEHICLE - There are included a side member formed to support a battery pack, and a rear bracket securing the battery pack to the side member. The rear bracket has one side pivotably coupled to the battery pack, and the other side pivotably coupled to the side member.07-02-2009
20090242299ELECTRIC VEHICLE - A battery unit is provided under a floor panel. The battery unit is arranged between a pair of right and left side members. The battery unit is provided with a battery case. The battery case includes a tray member and cover member. Electric components are contained in the battery case. Beam members made of metal are attached to the tray member. Both end portions of these beam members are supported by the side members. The tray member includes a resin and insert members made of metal provided inside the resin. The insert members include metal plates arranged on the front side and rear side of the electric components.10-01-2009
20100175940BATTERY POSITIONING STRUCTURE FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE - A battery positioning structure reliably positions battery modules on a vehicle chassis even when battery modules have different sizes and heights. The battery positioning structure includes a bracket having at opposite ends not only check plates which are configured to be positioned on a body of the electric vehicle but also locks at opposite side edges of the bracket, the bracket being configured to be attached to outer surfaces of the battery modules and to unite the battery modules, and bands configured to extend across the bracket, and linked to the locks at opposite ends of the bracket. The battery modules and the bracket are positioned on the body of the electric vehicle.07-15-2010
20120103714BATTERY PACK HOUSING ASSEMBLY FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE USING PLASTIC COMPOSITE MATERIAL - The present invention provides a battery pack housing assembly for an electric vehicle, which is formed of a lightweight composite material to reduce the weight and configured to have a dual laminated structure with a closed cross-sectional area formed by composite molding to absorb impact energy. For this purpose, the present invention provides battery pack housing assembly for an electric vehicle using a plastic composite material, the battery pack housing assembly having an upper cover mounted at the bottom of a vehicle body, a lower housing, and a battery pack received and mounted in the lower housing, wherein the lower housing has a dual laminated structure with a closed cross-sectional area formed by bonding an upper plate and a lower plate, each composed of a fiber reinforced plastic composite material, to absorb impact energy, thus increasing structural stiffness.05-03-2012
20100175939Bike battery and control system mounting structure - A bike battery and control system mounting structure is disclosed. A main frame tube is located between head tube and stem, having a folder attached to it which enables it to be folded, where a battery and a control system can be placed into the tube from the tube openings at folding location, and the battery and the control system are mounted therein out of sight.07-15-2010
20100163325ASSEMBLED BATTERY AND VEHICLE - In an assembled battery used as a power source of a vehicle, a negative electrode collector plate and a positive electrode collector plate are arranged at every two bipolar secondary batteries adjacent in a stacking direction among a plurality of bipolar electrodes. The negative electrode collector plate and the positive electrode collector plate also function as heat radiating members, as a cooling medium is caused to flow therein. It becomes unnecessary to connect a cooling tab to the positive electrode collector plate (or the negative electrode collector plate) to cool the assembled battery and, therefore, no portion protrudes from the positive electrode collector plate (or the negative electrode collector plate) of the assembled battery. Thus, the inside of assembled battery can be cooled while reducing the size of the assembled battery.07-01-2010
20100170735POWER SOURCE DEVICE - A power source device mounted on a vehicle, having a battery pack (07-08-2010
20090078483BATTERY POWERED FLOOR CONVEYOR - A battery powered floor conveyor, characterised in that two or more individual battery cells of a maintenance-free battery are integrated in existing cavities or other badly accessible locations of the floor conveyor in a not or only difficultly removable or not exchangeable fashion, respectively, wherein at least one battery cell is built in inside a wheel arm, below a standing platform or into a lifting scaffold.03-26-2009
20100193271ARRANGEMENT FOR MOUNTING A BATTERY IN A MOTOR VEHICLE - An arrangement for mounting an accumulator battery in a motor vehicle that includes a first body structure part that forms an engine compartment, in which the first structure part includes at least two substantially longitudinal and parallel side members and which is positioned to the rear of a second, a transverse structure part that forms the front filler panel of the vehicle, in which the transverse structure part includes at least one front cross member connected to the side members and supporting at its ends a light-projecting member including bulbs that are accessible from the engine compartment via at least one opening, and in which a support accommodating the accumulator battery is located to the rear of this opening. The accumulator-battery support includes a removable part providing access to the opening of the light-projecting member from the engine compartment so that dead bulbs can be changed leaving the support in position.08-05-2010
20100236854BATTERY PACK AND VEHICLE - Provided is a battery pack, which comprises a bipolar secondary battery (09-23-2010
20120125704FRAME STRUCTURE FOR MOUNTING BATTERY MODULE IN VEHICLE - A pair of lateral side frames that are fixed along vehicle side members extending in a front-back direction of the vehicle on both sides of the vehicle in a width direction, a front frame that is fixed between front end parts of the lateral side frames, a rear frame that is fixed between rear end parts, and a base frame that is fixed between the front frame and the rear frame are provided. A front mounting frame for fixedly mounting the front side of a battery module on the front side of the base frame, and a rear mounting frame for mounting the rear side of the battery module on the rear side are provided respectively in the width direction of the vehicle.05-24-2012
20110056758ELECTROCHEMICAL ACCUMULATOR AND VEHICLE COMPRISING AN ELECTROCHEMICAL ACCUMULATOR - An electrochemical accumulator includes a plurality of electrochemical cells, each of which has a casing. The accumulator also includes a cover, a housing which is closed by the cover, an electrolyte in the housing, and at least one connecting pole for making electrical contact with the accumulator, where the connecting pole is electrically connected to a group of the electrochemical cells. The accumulator also includes a cooling air area for holding cooling air for cooling the cells and a degassing area for holding a gas which emerges from the cells in the event of a defect. The cooling air area and the degassing area are separated from one another in a gas-tight manner and the cooling air area and the degassing area are passed out of the housing independently of one another. The cooling air area has channels which are guided on the casings of the cells outside the cells.03-10-2011
20100300784ELECTRIC VEHICLE, IN PARTICULAR INDUSTRIAL TRUCK WITH A BATTERY SECURING MEANS - The invention relates to an electric vehicle, especially an industrial truck comprising at least one securing brace (12-02-2010
20130140101BATTERY PACK MOUNTING STRUCTURE OF VEHICLE - Disclosed is battery pack mounting structure for a high capacity battery in a vehicle. More specifically, a battery pack that includes a plurality of modules is mounted lengthwise in a center console installation space between a driver seat and a passenger seat. A cooling air providing means is configured to supply cooling air to a front protion of the battery pack, and a cooling air distributing means is configured to distribute the cooling air provided by the cooling air providing means to each of a plurality of battery modules individually. Finally, a discharge duct means is configured to receive cooling air that has already passed over each of the individual battery modules and discharge the cooling air through a rear portion of the battery pack to outside of a vehicle body.06-06-2013
20110108342LAYOUT OF COMPACT ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE FOR BATTERY POSITIONING - A battery is arranged so as to be located between left and right frame members in plan view of the vehicle and to the rear of the cylinder with respect to the front-back direction of the vehicle and so as to overlap at least a portion of the transmission case with regard to the location of at least a portion of the battery in the front-back direction of the vehicle, the long side of the battery being furthermore oriented in the front-back direction of the vehicle and the short side of the battery being oriented in the widthwise direction of the vehicle.05-12-2011
20110079456Containment Device and Method For Containing Energy Storage Devices - A containment device including a cover defining an internal volume and an opening into the internal volume, the cover being formed as a layered structure including at least a first layer and a second layer, the first layer comprising a woven ceramic fabric and the second layer comprising oxidized polyacrylonitrile fibers.04-07-2011
20110139527MOTOR VEHICLE BATTERY SUPPORTING STRUCTURE - A motor vehicle battery supporting structure configured to be attached and fixed to the body structure of this vehicle, and to carry a battery in a form of a frame to surround the battery, the frame having in its center an opening suitable for insertion of the battery, and a first battery locking mechanism is provided on the frame so as to allow the battery to be locked to and unlocked from the frame.06-16-2011
20100071980ELECTRIC POWER STORAGE APPARATUS AND CAR - An electric power storage apparatus provided in a cabin includes a battery pack for storing electric power, and an air inlet duct for cooling the battery pack. The air inlet duct is formed to extend in the front-back direction of the car body. The air inlet duct includes an air inlet port formed in its end portion in the front-back direction of the car body and located within the cabin. The air inlet port is formed to let the air flow in a direction substantially perpendicular to the front-back direction of the car body.03-25-2010
20100065359FUEL CELL VEHICLE - In a fuel cell vehicle of the present invention, a floor panel is constructed to have a center tunnel formed to extend in a front-back direction of the vehicle. A fuel cell system is at least partly located below the center tunnel and includes at least one fuel cell stack and a hydrogen gas supply assembly constructed to supply a hydrogen gas to the fuel cell stack. At least one of a front end and a rear end of the center tunnel extended in the front-rear direction of the vehicle is open to outside of the center tunnel. The center tunnel is continuously inclined to have a greater height at a location closer to the at least one open end thereof. In the event of leakage of the hydrogen gas during a vehicle stop time, the fuel cell vehicle of this arrangement desirably enables the leaked hydrogen gas to be smoothly introduced and released out of the vehicle.03-18-2010
20110061958POWER SYSTEM FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES WHICH EMPLOY MODULAR EXCHANGEABLE BATTERY PACKS - A power system is enclosed, which may comprise one or more modular and exchangeable battery packs; at least one of the battery packs comprising one or more individual electrochemical cells, a housing, and a first blind electrical connector; one or more connection buses; and at least one of the connection buses comprising a plurality of second blind electrical connectors disposed to self align with the first blind electrical connectors of the battery packs.03-17-2011
20130153317Vehicle Battery Pack Thermal Barrier - An integration assembly for a battery pack mounted between the passenger cabin floor panel of an electric vehicle and the driving surface is provided, the assembly utilizing a multi-layer thermal barrier interposed between the battery pack enclosure and the passenger cabin floor panel, where the multi-layer thermal barrier provides noise isolation, thermal isolation and vibration damping, and where the multi-layer thermal barrier is compressed when the battery pack enclosure is mounted to the vehicle. The multi-layer thermal barrier is comprised of a first layer formed from a compressible and conformable elastic material and a second layer formed from a conformable thermally insulating material. The multi-layer thermal barrier may also include a moisture barrier layer that encases the first and second layers, for example a moisture barrier layer fabricated from a plastic. A sealant may be used to seal and bond the moisture barrier layer to the battery pack enclosure.06-20-2013
20090000841Battery boxes having aperture and vehicles including same - Vehicles, such as all terrain vehicles, can be provided with a battery box. The battery box comprises a bottom wall, a top wall, a first side wall, and a second side wall which together define a battery retention chamber having a front opening configured for passage of a battery. Vehicles having a battery box are also provided.01-01-2009
20090000843Battery Box System and Method - In the preferred embodiments, a novel system and method is for mounting a battery box within a vehicle is disclosed. The system and method includes, among other things, a novel battery box that is mounted between two chassis frame members that extend lengthwise along the vehicle. The battery box is supported on the frame members via a plurality of uniquely designed and arranged bracket members.01-01-2009
20090000842Mounting structure for compressed gas storage tank of vehicle - The present invention provides a mounting structure for a compressed gas storage tank of a vehicle in which at least two high pressure storage tanks are modularized and mounted in a vehicle.01-01-2009
20080314662LOCKING MECHANISM - The invention relates to a locking mechanism for securing a battery pack (12-25-2008
20100300785FUEL CELL POWERED VEHICLE - There are provided a vehicle body, a seat disposed above the vehicle body, a rechargeable battery disposed below the seat, an electric power management device disposed below the seat and behind the rechargeable battery, and a fuel cell disposed below the seat and behind the electric power management device.12-02-2010
20110162902Support Structure for Inverter System Controller Module - A hybrid-electric vehicle has an engine compartment defined by a transverse rail extending generally parallel to a lateral axis of the vehicle, first and second side rails extending forwardly from the transverse rail, and a hood extending over the engine compartment. A hybrid-electric transmission is located in the engine compartment and an inverter system controller module (ISCM) is supported on an equipment shelf extending between the hybrid electric transmission and the hood. The equipment shelf includes an inclined portion attached to the transverse rail and extending upwardly and forwardly at an oblique angle; a generally horizontal tray projecting forwardly from the inclined portion above the hybrid electric transmission; and a lateral brace extending from a forward end of the tray laterally to the first side rail. The junction between the inclined portion and the tray forms a deformation trigger that absorbs crash loads.07-07-2011
20100181129Swappable modulated battery packs system for electrically driven vehicle - A system for swappable battery pack for electric vehicle is disclosed. Each battery pack units is comprising a battery compartment housing, a battery carrier rack which is slidable within the battery compartment housing via at least one linear actuator. The battery carrier rack also contains a plurality of modulated battery packs nested into its docking enclosures. In order to transfer or swap the modulated battery packs, the slidable battery carrier rack must projects out from its compartment in predetermined direction and distance and then the nested modulated battery packs can easily be detached from its docking enclosures.07-22-2010
20100018791Industrial Truck, In Particular A Counterweighted Fork Lift Truck - An industrial truck (01-28-2010
20090173559BATTERY PACK AND VEHICLE - A casing houses a bipolar secondary battery used for a power source of a vehicle or the like. The casing includes two inner wall portions facing battery modules at opposite ends of the bipolar secondary battery (a plurality of battery modules). The casing further includes two outer wall portions corresponding to the two inner wall portions, respectively. In each of the two outer wall portions, surface area of the central portion is larger than the surface area of an end portion. As the bipolar secondary battery is housed in the casing, a structure for binding and cooling the bipolar secondary battery can be simplified, and bias in temperature distribution of the bipolar secondary battery can be rectified.07-09-2009
20090173558Structure for Mounting Power Source Pack - A power source pack is arranged on a floor in such a manner that the vehicle front side is positioned higher than the vehicle rear side. Specifically, the front side of the power source pack is placed on a cross member qualified as a structural member that is fixed to traverse the vehicle on the floor. By such a configuration, it is possible to provide a structure for mounting a power source pack that is configured to be less vulnerable to the heat penetrating from a lower surface of the floor to the interior of a cabin even if the power source pack is arranged on the floor.07-09-2009
20120305323DEVICE FOR ATTACHING AN ELECTRIC BATTERY TO THE CHASSIS OF A MOTOR VEHICLE - A device for attaching an electric battery to a chassis of a motor vehicle, and including a first quarter-turn attachment mechanism to be rigidly connected to the chassis of the motor vehicle, and a second quarter-turn attachment mechanism to be rigidly connected to the electrical battery, the first and second quarter-turn attachment mechanisms being configured to engage to attach the electric battery to the chassis of the motor vehicle.12-06-2012
20120247850BATTERY FRAME STRUCTURE FOR AUTOMOBILE - A buttery frame having an outer frame with a reduced component count and an eliminated or reduced welding distortion comprises an outer frame (10-04-2012
20120247851VEHICLE BATTERY MOUNTING STRUCTURE - A vehicle battery mounting structure includes a system main relay; a lock pin that fixes the battery to a vehicle main body; an actuation member; an auxiliary battery that supplies electric power to the system main relay and the actuation member; and a switch. The system main relay electrically connects the battery and a motor when the relay is electrified, and electrically disconnects the battery from the motor when the relay is not electrified. The actuation member, when the relay is not electrified, causes a lock pin to fix the battery, and when the relay is electrified, causes the lock pin to discontinue fixation of the battery. The switch switches between a state of electrically connecting the auxiliary battery and the system main relay, and a state of electrically connecting the auxiliary battery and the actuation member.10-04-2012
20110315464MOUNTING STRUCTURE FOR VEHICLE BATTERY BOX - In a mounting structure for a vehicle battery box, a battery box is supported in a suspended manner between left and right rear side frames at the rear of a vehicle with first and second cross members that are installed between the left and right rear side frames. The first cross member is fixed at a substantially front end of a rear deformation zone that is set at the left and right rear side frames. High-voltage equipment is fixed between the first and second cross members on the top surface of the right rear side frame. The battery box is electrically connected to the high-voltage equipment with a connecting member.12-29-2011
20120043147ENERGY STORAGE ARRANGEMENT IN THE FLOOR AREA OF A VEHICLE - An energy storage arrangement is provided in a floor area of a vehicle that includes, but is not limited to an energy storage device carrier having a floor and side walls with a fixing mechanism for fixing at least one energy storage device. An underfloor mounting plate fixes the energy storage device carrier and the energy storage device provided in said energy storage device carrier on an underfloor structure of the vehicle. A cover plate in the floor area of the vehicle covers at least the energy storage device carrier toward the vehicle interior in a media-tight manner.02-23-2012
20120055724VEHICLE COMPONENT MOUNTING ARRANGEMENT - A vehicle component mounting structure is provided with a vehicle body, a battery, a charger, a high-power electrical component other than the charger. The battery is mounted on the vehicle body. The charger is mounted on the vehicle body and converts a lower-voltage electric power supplied thereto from an external source into a higher-voltage electric power that is supplied to the battery. The high-power electrical component is mounted on the vehicle body with high voltage being supplied to the high-power electrical component. The charger and the high-power electrical component are arranged on longitudinally opposite sides of the battery with respect to a longitudinal direction of the vehicle body.03-08-2012
20120055725VEHICLE BATTERY COOLING STRUCTURE - A vehicle battery cooling structure is provided with a vehicle body, a battery unit and a cooling jacket. The vehicle body includes a floor panel and a vehicle body frame member. The battery unit is attached to the vehicle body frame member. The battery unit is arranged below the floor panel. The battery unit includes a battery case and a battery. The cooling jacket is attached to an upper surface of the battery case that houses the battery.03-08-2012
20130153316SYMBIOTIC ENGINE INTAKE SYSTEM AND BATTERY BOX - An engine compartment of an automotive vehicle is provided. The compartment comprises an internal combustion engine including an air intake manifold and an electrical storage battery. The battery is housed in a storage box and an air intake system supplies air to the air intake manifold and the battery storage box. The air intake system has an inlet supplying air to a flow diverter. The flow diverter has a main channel including a bend dividing the main channel into a first passage and a second passage tangential to the first passage. The second passage is in fluid communication with the air intake manifold. The flow diverter includes an outlet facing the first passage which is in fluid communication with the battery storage box.06-20-2013
20120125703PASSENGER CAR WITH PROTECTION - A passenger car includes a body having two opposite wheel wells and a electric energy source which is arranged between two the wheel wheels for supply of electric energy. A protection made of steel sheet is arranged above the electric energy source and has depressions which extend in a direction from one of the wheel wells to another one of the wheel wells.05-24-2012
20120160585CARRIER AND HOLDER FOR A VEHICLE BATTERY - A carrier is provided for a vehicle battery and a holder for securing the vehicle battery in position in the direction of at least one spatial axis. The carrier comprises a base having a support surface for the vehicle battery and having at least two projections protruding from the base, between which the vehicle battery can be disposed. The holder can be attached to the projections. It is provided that at least one of the projections is formed on the carrier.06-28-2012
20120160584ELECTRIC VEHICLE - An electric vehicle has a battery pack under a floor panel. The battery pack includes battery modules having an electricity storage function, a first case holding the battery modules therein, and a power shut-off mechanism temporarily interrupting the electric power of the battery modules. The floor panel includes an access port communicating between the inside and outside of a cabin. The battery pack further includes a second case extending upward from an upper surface of the first case adjacent to the floor panel and including the power shut-off mechanism therein. The second case has an opening for allowing the access to the power shut-off mechanism from the outside of the second case, the opening being oriented in an access direction where the power shut-off mechanism is accessed from the access port toward the opening.06-28-2012
20120312614POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE - A power supply apparatus includes a plurality of battery modules, a support plate, a plurality of first reinforcing projections, and a plurality of second reinforcing projections. The support plate supports the battery modules and includes a first plate and a second plate. The first plate thermally contacts bottom surfaces of the battery modules. The second plate is placed on a bottom surface of the first plate to define cooling spaces between the first and second plates. A coolant is to flow in the cooling spaces. The plurality of first reinforcing projections is provided on at least one of the first and second plates. The first reinforcing projections project into the cooling spaces and extend in a first direction. The plurality of second reinforcing projections is provided on a top surface of the first plate and extending in a second direction intersecting with the first direction.12-13-2012
20120312612STRUCTURAL ENCLOSURE FOR PACKAGING POWER ELECTRONICS FOR VEHICLE BATTERY MODULES AND METHODS OF SERVICING AND MANUFACTURING VEHICLES USING SAME - An apparatus for a vehicle is provided that includes a structural enclosure configured to attach to both first and second spaced battery module housings while spanning the gap between the spaced battery module housings. The structural enclosure is configured to support power electronics and is configured to allow connection of the power electronics to the battery modules through the structural enclosure. A method of servicing vehicles and a method of manufacturing vehicles is also provided.12-13-2012
20120312613BATTERY ARRANGEMENT STRUCTURE OF VEHICLE - A battery is arranged at a specified position which is located on an outside of a front side frame in a vehicle width direction and between a front wheel and a crush can in a vehicle longitudinal direction. Accordingly, the battery can be positioned properly at a front portion of a vehicle so that the battery may not receive any improper thermal influence from an engine or a motor and not hurt the function of impact absorption in a vehicle frontal collision.12-13-2012
20120312615Vehicle Battery Pack Ballistic Shield - An improved protection system for a battery pack mounted between the passenger cabin floor panel of an electric vehicle and the driving surface is provided, the system utilizing a ballistic shield mounted under the electric vehicle and interposed between the battery pack enclosure and the driving surface, where the ballistic shield is spaced apart from the enclosure bottom panel. A layer of a compressible material is interposed between the ballistic shield and the battery pack enclosure.12-13-2012
20120217077BATTERY INSTALLATION STRUCTURE FOR ELECTRIC AUTOMOBILE - Disclosed is a battery installation structure for an electric automobile. A battery case guide device guides the aforementioned battery case to a battery case housing section. The battery case guide device is provided with protruding parts and guide parts. The protruding parts are provided in an area near the right front corner on the front side surface of the battery case, an area near the right front corner on the right side surface thereof, an area near the left rear corner on the rear side surface thereof, and an area near the left rear corner on the left side surface thereof. The guide parts are provided to the aforementioned automobile body. The guide parts are capable of abutting the protruding parts. Of the two categories of parts mentioned above, namely, the protruding parts and the guide parts, those in one category have each a convex curved surface, and those in the other category have each an inclined surface capable of abutting the convex curved surface.08-30-2012
20120073889HEAVY-DUTY GROUND TRANSPORTATION VEHICLE, IN PARTICULAR AN UNMANNED HEAVY-DUTY TRANSPORTATION VEHICLE FOR ISO CONTAINERS - The invention relates to a heavy-duty ground transportation vehicle, in particular an unmanned guided heavy-duty transportation vehicle for ISO containers, which is environmentally friendly. This is achieved by arranging a battery in the heavy-duty transportation vehicle to supply power to a travelling drive of the vehicle. The battery is typically a lead battery of considerable weight, and is releasably connected to the transport vehicle in a manner that permits changing the battery (e.g., exchanging a depleted battery for a fresh battery) and recharging the depleted battery at a location outside the vehicle. The battery can be moved into and out of transport vehicle transversely with respect to a longitudinal direction of the vehicle.03-29-2012
20120073888BATTERY POSITIONING STRUCTURE OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE - A battery positioning structure reliably positions battery modules on a vehicle chassis even when battery modules have different sizes and heights. The battery positioning structure includes a bracket having at opposite ends not only check plates which are configured to be positioned on a body of the electric vehicle but also locks at opposite side edges of the bracket, the bracket being configured to be attached to outer surfaces of the battery modules and to unite the battery modules, and bands configured to extend across the bracket, and linked to the locks at opposite ends of the bracket. The battery modules and the bracket are positioned on the body of the electric vehicle.03-29-2012
20120222907STRUCTURAL PART FOR A VEHICLE COMPRISING ELECTRIC ENERGY CELLS - A structural part for a vehicle, e.g. a fender, floor, trunk lid, engine compartment cover, door, or roof of the vehicle, comprises a composite structure, in particular one that has a hollow cell structure such as a honeycomb structure or foam structure, said composite structure forming at least one cavity, each of which holds at least one or a plurality of electric energy cells, thus allowing batteries or the like to be accommodated in a vehicle in a compact manner and evenly distributed across the structure.09-06-2012
20120255800DEVICE FOR REMOVABLY ATTACHING A BATTERY OF A MOTOR VEHICLE - A device for removably attaching a battery of a motor vehicle, including an upper portion including a mechanism for attaching onto a motor vehicle, and a lower portion including a mechanism for connecting to the battery, and including a latch linked with a rotational axis and linked to a piston on which a resilient mechanism acts, so as to enable the two upper and lower portions to be locked together and unlocked from each other by a translation and rotation of the latch.10-11-2012
20120186891MOTOR VEHICLE HAVING AN ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL - A motor vehicle has an electrochemical cell, which includes an electrode stack of at least two electrodes in a parallel arrangement. The electrochemical cell is arranged outside an engine compartment of the motor vehicle in an accommodation compartment of the motor vehicle, the cross-sectional surface of which is tapered in the direction of the vertical axis of the vehicle. A cross-sectional surface of the electrochemical cell is thereby adapted to the cross-sectional surface of the accommodation compartment. Thus, particularly good use is made of the available space in the motor vehicle.07-26-2012
20110036654MOULDED PLASTIC PART FOR ACCOMMODATING A VEHICLE BATTERY - A moulded plastic part for accommodating at least one vehicle battery, said moulded plastic part being reinforced by one or more inserts and having at least one further functional device which is moulded onto the moulded plastic part directly during the shaping process.02-17-2011
20130020139MOUNTING STRUCTURE FOR BATTERY IN ELECTRIC VEHICLE - Provided is a mounting structure for a battery in an electric vehicle capable of increasing a driving distance of the electric vehicle by mounting a plurality of battery modules in an existing vehicle body of en electric vehicle. The mounting structure for a battery in an electric vehicle according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a main relay box electrically connected with an inverter, a plurality of first battery modules mounted beneath the rear seats of the electric vehicle, and a main housing positioned between a pair of front seats in the electric vehicle and below the rear seat. More specifically, the main housing is configured to house the main relay box and first battery modules therein, and is fixed to the vehicle body of the electric vehicle.01-24-2013
20120298435SYSTEM FOR CONNECTING BATTERIES FOR AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE AND ASSOCIATED SET OF BATTERIES - A system for connecting a set of batteries configured to supply at least one electric motor for powering a motor vehicle and configured to be accommodated inside a compartment provided on the vehicle. Each battery includes a logic processing unit, a communication module, and a mechanism for connecting to the motor. The vehicle includes a logic processing unit connected to a stationary auxiliary battery, a communication module capable of communicating with the communication module of each battery, and a mechanism for locking and blocking the batteries in position.11-29-2012
20120080254BATTERY MODULE MOUNTING STRUCTURE FOR MOTOR-DRIVEN TWO-WHEELED VEHICLE - A battery module mounting structure includes a housing structure housing a battery supplying electric power to the electric motor of a motor-driven two-wheeled vehicle and a PDU controlling the electric motor. The housing case is configured to be mountable to and dismountable from the swing arm with the electric motor and a control substrate housed in the housing case. The swing arm is formed as a cantilever type in which an arm portion disposed on the vehicle-widthwise right or left of a rear wheel supports the rear wheel. The battery shaped in a rectangular parallelepiped is housed in the housing case with a longitudinal direction thereof facing in a vehicle-width direction. The housing case is mounted from a vehicle-widthwise inside on a lateral surface of a swing arm housing at a position vehicle-body-forward of the rear wheel and vehicle-body-rearward of a through-hole, the swing arm housing supporting the arm portion.04-05-2012
20120090907VEHICLE WITH STRUCTURAL BATTERY PACK - In an aspect, the invention is directed to a vehicle chassis for a vehicle that is at least partly driven by an electric motor, wherein the vehicle chassis incorporates a battery pack that acts as a structural member of the chassis.04-19-2012
20130008731MODULAR SYSTEM FOR A BATTERY - A modular system (01-10-2013
20100147612ELECTRIC VEHICLE - An electric vehicle includes a vehicle frame, a frame connector, a battery compartment, a battery stopper and an anti-connection portion. The battery compartment is provided for receiving a battery unit which has a cable connector connected thereto by a power cable. The battery stopper is mounted to the vehicle frame and movable between a closed position where the battery unit is stopped from removing and an open position where the battery unit is removable. The anti-connection portion is provided on the battery stopper. When the battery stopper is placed in the open position, the anti-connection portion is located at an anti-connection position thereby to prevent the cable connector from being connected to the frame connector. When the battery stopper is placed in the closed position, the anti-connection portion is spaced away from the anti-connection position thereby to allow the cable connector to be connected to the frame connector.06-17-2010
20100133030FRAME FOR A RIDE-ON VEHICLE HAVING A PLURALITY OF BATTERY PACKS - In one embodiment, the invention is a frame for a ride-on vehicle having at least one front wheel, at least one rear wheel, and a plurality of substantially similar battery packs. The frame defines a central plane and includes a front end located adjacent to the front wheel(s), a rear end located adjacent to the rear wheel(s), and a lattice structure that extends substantially between the front end and the rear end. The lattice structure includes a first portion that includes battery pack mounts that secure a first subset of the battery packs arranged in two layers, and includes a second portion that includes battery pack mounts that secure a second subset of the batter packs arranged in a single layer. The lattice structure also defines a truss that mechanically couples the front wheel(s) to the rear wheel(s).06-03-2010
20130020140FASTENING DEVICE - A fixing device for releasable fixing an electrical energy accumulator to a carrying structure of a motor vehicle includes at least one insertion bolt and a receiver unit for the insertion bolt which are provided on the carrying structure and on the energy accumulator (or vice versa). The insertion bolt includes a retaining protrusion and the receiver unit includes a cage and a locking element mounted in the cage. The cage includes an insertion opening into which the insertion bolt can be introduced along an insertion direction, and the locking element can be moved between a release position and a locked position. In the release position, the locking element opens the insertion opening for introduction of the insertion bolt and in the locked position engages behind the retaining protrusion of the insertion bolt when the insertion bolt is introduced in the insertion opening of the cage.01-24-2013
20130126255VEHICLE BATTERY MOUNTING STRUCTURE - An vehicle battery mounting structure includes a first frame member, a battery unit, a coupling portion, and a brittle portion. The first frame member supports a vehicle floor and includes a front portion, an inclined portion and a rear portion. The inclined portion extends rearward from a rear end of the front portion in a front-rear direction of the vehicle and upward from the rear end in a vertical direction of the vehicle. The battery unit is disposed under the vehicle floor. The coupling portion couples the battery unit to the inclined portion or a second frame member connected to the inclined portion. The brittle portion is provided at the coupling portion and releases the inclined portion or the second frame member from a connection with the battery unit when a forward load is applied to the coupling portion in the front-rear direction of the vehicle.05-23-2013
20130126254MOTOR VEHICLE - The present invention relates to a motor vehicle in which a battery is efficiently mounted. The motor vehicle according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises: a battery module for supplying electric current; a tunnel inserted upwardly into a vehicle body so as to accommodate the battery module therein; a front floor coupled to both sides of the tunnel so as to form a front bottom of the vehicle body; and a battery carrier coupled to both edges of the tunnel so as to support the battery module.05-23-2013
20080196957Power source device and battery cooling structure for vehicle - A battery box housing a battery is mounted between left and right side frames extending in a longitudinal direction of a vehicle body so that the battery box is offset to a left side of the vehicle body, and an intake duct and an exhaust duct for cooling air for cooling the battery are connected to an end of the battery box on a right side of the vehicle body. Therefore, it is possible not only to protect the battery between the left and right frames from a shock caused upon a side collision, but also to ensure a space for disposition of the intake duct and the exhaust duct while ensuring a volume of the battery box to the maximum. Moreover, the battery box is connected at its left and right ends to the left and right side frames.08-21-2008
20100307848BATTERY MOUNTING STRUCTURE FOR VEHICLE - In a battery mounting structure for a vehicle that includes a battery box mounted on an under-floor side of a vehicle body floor, the battery box includes: a battery pan on which a battery is placed; an outer peripheral frame formed to project from an outer peripheral edge portion of the battery pan; a cover placed on the battery pan from above; and sealing means provided in a joint portion between the battery pan and the cover, wherein the sealing means is disposed above the outer peripheral frame and positioned further inside than an outer periphery of the outer peripheral frame in plan view.12-09-2010
20130153315ATTACH AND DETACH DEVICE OF BATTERY FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE - Disclosed is an electric vehicle battery attaching/detaching device including a battery having incision recesses formed on lateral portions, respectively, each incision recess having a lower engaging ledge; a battery mounting unit adapted to detachably mount the battery, the battery mounting unit having grasping holders formed on a bottom portion and adapted to engage with or disengage from the lower engaging ledges of the battery incision recesses; and a driving means adapted to rotate the grasping holders in response to an electric signal so that the grasping holders engage with or disengage from the lower engaging ledges of the battery incision recesses.06-20-2013
20130180790MOTOR VEHICLE CHASSIS - A motor vehicle chassis including two valance lateral flanks including a horizontal portion for attachment to a central floor situated between the two lateral flanks, at least one horizontal beam for accepting seats which is mounted on the raised central floor of the vehicle, and a housing for an energy reservoir situated under a horizontal main surface of the central floor, the horizontal portions of the valance and the main surface of the central floor having a height difference. The chassis further includes connecting elements arranged on each side of the chassis and including a flat portion fixed to the central floor and an inclined portion fixed to one end of the horizontal beam, the inclined and flat portions being joined together and produced as a single piece, and the connecting element being fixed to the horizontal beam and to the central floor respectively, using welding.07-18-2013
20130180791DEVICE FOR REMOVABLY ATTACHING A BATTERY OF A MOTOR VEHICLE - A device for the removable attachment of a battery of a motor vehicle includes a top portion including an attachment to a motor vehicle, a bottom portion including a connection with the battery, and a latch and a screw including a threaded portion so as to allow locking and unlocking, then the mutual tightening and loosening of the top portion and the bottom portion.07-18-2013
20130153318VEHICLE BATTERY MOUNTING STRUCTURE - In a vehicle battery mounting structure, each sidewall of a bracket body has a load-receiving portion extending obliquely from the vehicle vertical direction upper end of a base portion toward the vehicle vertical direction lower end of a flat wall. The load-receiving portion is located between a rear wall and an intermediate beam. Thus, when the intermediate beam is moving toward the vehicle longitudinal direction front side during a rear collision, or the like, a front wall of the intermediate beam smashes against the load-receiving portion.06-20-2013
20120018238VEHICLE BATTERY COOLING STRUCTURE - A vehicle battery cooling structure is provided with a vehicle body, a battery unit and a cooling jacket. The vehicle body includes a floor panel and a vehicle body frame member. The battery unit is attached to the vehicle body frame member. The battery unit is arranged below the floor panel. The battery unit includes a battery case and a battery. The cooling jacket is attached to a laterally extending rearward surface of the battery case that houses the battery.01-26-2012
20120018237BATTERY MOUNTING ASSEMBLY - A battery mounting assembly for a vehicle includes a battery tray configured to carry an associated vehicle battery and a battery tray support structure mounted to an underside of the vehicle. The battery tray is slidably mounted to the battery tray support structure for movement between a first operational position and a second maintenance position. The second maintenance position is laterally spaced apart from and below the first operational position.01-26-2012
20130192913Battery Box for Electric or Hybrid Vehicle and Method for Mounting Said Box on the Vehicle - Vehicle battery box (08-01-2013
20130192914BATTERY CONTAINER - A battery container which is to house a battery for a vehicle and which is to be attached between at least two frames disposed in the vehicle, includes: a bottom plate; a wall member which is raised from a circumference of the bottom plate and which includes a side wall member disposed along the frames; an outer frame which is attached to an outer side of the side wall member; and an inner frame which is attached to an inner side of the side wall member. The outer frame and the inner frame are extended in a substantially same direction along the side wall member, and the side wall member is clampingly held between the outer frame and the inner frame.08-01-2013

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