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WITH NONBATTERY ELECTRICAL COMPONENT ELECTRICALLY CONNECTED WITHIN CELL CASING OTHER THAN TESTING OR INDICATING COMPONENTS

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20130045397BATTERY PACK AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR THE SAME - A battery pack having a case where connection tabs can be accurately positioned within the case and where welding holes in the case are formed to provide access to a welding rod and to allow heat to escape. Connection tabs are fixed into a lower case, batteries are arranged in the case, and then a welding process is performed to attach electrode tabs of the battery to the connection tabs so that the batteries can be connected together, to an external terminal and to a protection circuit module.02-21-2013
20130045398FUEL CELL VEHICLE - A fuel cell vehicle includes under a floor of the vehicle: a fuel cell generating electric power through an electrochemical reaction between reaction gases; a fluid supply/discharge unit for the fuel cell; and a converter converting electric power from the fuel cell, the converter being contained in a center tunnel provided, at a center in a vehicle width direction, so as to be curved toward a cabin along a vehicle axis in a front-back direction, the fuel cell and the unit being arranged on a rear side of the vehicle relative to the converter and arranged in the vehicle width direction, wherein the converter is provided to be offset toward the fuel cell with respect to a centerline of the center tunnel along the vehicle axis and to be offset toward the unit with respect to a centerline of the fuel cell along the vehicle axis.02-21-2013
20120202093BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes: a core pack including a bare cell and a protection circuit module electrically coupled to the bare cell; a lower case receiving the core pack and having a receiving groove on a top surface of a sidewall of the lower case; and a cover plate including a base cover covering a front surface of the bare cell and side covers, a corresponding one of the side covers being inserted into the receiving groove, wherein each of the side covers is bent at least once.08-09-2012
20110183160BATTERY ASSEMBLY - A battery assembly that standardizes a protective circuit module to be commonly used for various types of bare cells. The battery assembly includes a bare cell, and an adaptor structure positioned on a first end portion of the bare cell and having a seat in which the protective circuit module is seated. The adaptor structure electrically connects the protective circuit module to the bare cell. The protective circuit module has a standardized shape operationally connectable to various types of bare cells.07-28-2011
20080261087PACK TYPE BATTERY - A pack type battery includes a bare cell having a top edge, a bottom edge, and opposing side surfaces. A protective circuit module is electrically coupled to the bare cell by a lead plate. A substrate cover is attached to the bare cell and covers the protective circuit module. A pair of elongate cell covers are provided, each elongate cell cover including a base for covering an edge of the bare cell and a skirt extending from longitudinal edges of the base for covering a portion of the opposing side surfaces. A label covers the opposing side surfaces of the bare cell and the skirt of each elongate cell cover.10-23-2008
20080261086PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND FUEL CELL - A base insulating layer of an FPC board includes a rectangular first insulating portion and a second insulating portion that outwardly extends from one side of the first insulating portion. A conductor layer is formed on one surface of the base insulating layer. The conductor layer includes a pair of rectangular collector portions and a pair of extraction conductor portions that extend in a long-sized shape from the collector portions. One collector portion is formed in a first region of the first insulating portion of the base insulating layer, and the other collector portion is formed in a second region of the first insulating portion. One extraction conductor portion extends from the one collector portion to the second insulating portion, and the other extraction conductor portion extends from the other collector portion to the second insulating portion.10-23-2008
20090011286Battery device with plural joined-together batteries - A battery device includes a battery set, and a casing; the casing includes a right covering part and a left covering part, which are joined together to provide a holding room for the battery set; the battery set include at least two batteries, and are held in the casing with positive and negative poles thereof being exposed through front and tail ends of the casing respectively; a socket is held in the casing, and electrically connected with the positive and the negative poles of the battery set; thus, after a plug of a charger is inserted in the socket, the single-part batteries together will be charged through the charger without the battery device being located on the charger.01-08-2009
20100151282SECONDARY BATTERY - The present invention relates to a secondary battery. The present invention is aimed to provide a secondary battery having a thin upper case formed of a metal. The secondary battery includes a bare cell; a protection circuit module having a circuit board; an upper case formed of a metal and having a cover plate for covering the circuit board of the protection circuit module; and a case-insulating layer formed on an external surface of the cover plate of the upper case.06-17-2010
20100159290SECONDARY BATTERY - Disclosed is a secondary battery comprising: a bare cell; a protection circuit module having a board having a first hole formed by opening a portion of a first short edge thereof and located on the bare cell; and a first lead plate located between the bare cell and the protection circuit module to support portions of the board located on opposite sides of the first hole about the first hole thereby.06-24-2010
20100159292SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery is disclosed. The secondary battery includes a bare cell, a protection circuit module located on a lateral side of the bare cell, and first and second holders disposed between the bare cell and the protection circuit module. The first holder and the second holder are coupled with the protection circuit module.06-24-2010
20110195282CAP ASSEMBLY AND SECONDARY BATTERY USING THE SAME - A cap assembly for a secondary battery in which an insulating member is disposed in a partial or entire terminal plate, resulting in improved stability. The cap assembly includes a terminal plate and an insulating member. The insulating member is disposed in a partial or entire region of the terminal plate other than a region to which a negative electrode tab is welded.08-11-2011
20110195281SECONDARY BATTERY - The secondary battery includes an electrode assembly, an outer case housing the electrode assembly, and a protective circuit module electrically connected to a first electrode tab and a second electrode tab that extend from the electrode assembly. The protective circuit module includes a circuit board including a first connecting pad and a second connecting pad that are connected to the first electrode tab and the second electrode tab, respectively. One of the first connecting pad and the second connecting pad is formed of a material including copper, and is embedded by a certain depth into the circuit board.08-11-2011
20120183814Method for Cold Starting a Fuel Cell System and Fuel Cell System of a Motor Vehicle - The operational availability of a motor vehicle with a fuel cell is increased by providing that a defined quantity of the output power of the fuel cell system is consumed by a power consumption component in the heating-up phase and/or in the warm-up phase and that the consumed quantity of the output power is converted into power loss by impressing a suitable current into at least one winding of an electric motor which is to be energized.07-19-2012
20120183813BATTERY SYSTEM AND ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME - A battery system including a stably operating battery management unit and an energy storage system including the battery system is disclosed. The battery system includes a battery rack configured to store and provide power, a rack protection circuit configured to selectively connect and disconnect the battery rack to and from the input/output terminal, and a rack battery management system (BMS) configured to communicate with the battery rack and with the rack protection circuit. The rack BMS receives data from the battery rack and generates control signals for the rack protection circuit. In addition, the rack protection circuit includes a current path between the battery rack and the input/output terminal, and the rack BMS is excluded from the current path.07-19-2012
20130078485INTERCONNECTORS FOR A BATTERY ASSEMBLY - A battery module includes multiple electrochemical cells, a circuit board, and multiple interconnectors. Each electrochemical cell includes a terminal. Each of the interconnectors is coupled to the circuit board and to a terminal of one of the electrochemical cells. Each of the interconnectors is a resilient spring-type interconnector.03-28-2013
20130078484BATTERY UNIT - A battery unit 03-28-2013
20120244389SLIM LINE BATTERY PACK - A battery pack is configured to reduce weight, enhance battery identification, ensure proper placement of a lid retaining the battery, and facilitate battery pack removal. The battery pack has one or more cells that lack an outer coverage except for a polymer sheathing. The battery pack includes a mating notch on a terminal plate and may include a fingernail notch and/or one or more guide rails. The fingernail notch may be a single depression formed to allow a fingernail to slip onto the battery pack, may be a single depression and a ledge that are side-by-side, or may be formed of multiple ledges and/or depressions. There may be a single guide rail or multiple guide rails. Each guide rail preferably has a hollow interior section that is crossed by one or more ribs or segments.09-27-2012
20130084472SECONDARY BATTERY PACK OF NOVEL STRUCTURE - Disclosed is a secondary battery pack including a battery cell having an electrode assembly of a cathode/separator/anode structure disposed in a battery case together with an electrolyte in a sealed state, the battery case being provided at an upper end thereof with a first electrode terminal, a second electrode terminal, and a pair of fastening grooves, a protection circuit module (PCM) including a protection circuit board (PCB) having a protection circuit formed thereon, connection members A and B connected to the first electrode terminal and the second electrode terminal, respectively, and a safety element, an insulative mounting member, and an electrically insulative top cap.04-04-2013
20130084471RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A battery includes an electrode assembly including a first electrode and a second electrode, a first electrode terminal, and a first current collecting member electrically connecting the first electrode terminal and a first electrode uncoated region of the first electrode. The first current collecting member includes a first terminal connection region, a side plate extending downwardly from the first terminal connection region towards the first electrode uncoated region, a first current collecting piece extending from the side plate, the first current collecting piece being in contact with the first electrode uncoated region, and a fuse between the side plate and the first current collecting piece.04-04-2013
20130034752SECONDARY BATTERY PACK WITH IMPROVED SAFETY - Disclosed is a secondary battery pack including an anode terminal of a battery cell, the anode terminal being made of a plate-shaped conductive member, the anode terminal being electrically connected to a protection circuit module (PCM) via a safety element, a cathode terminal of the battery cell, the cathode terminal being made of a plate-shaped conductive member, the cathode terminal being directly electrically connected to the PCM, a battery cell having the anode terminal and the cathode terminal formed at one end thereof, the battery cell being provided at the end thereof with a thermally welded surplus portion, and a PCM including a printed circuit board (PCB) having a protection circuit formed thereon.02-07-2013
20130034750SECONDARY BATTERY PACK OF NOVEL STRUCTURE - Disclosed is a secondary battery pack including an anode terminal and a cathode terminal of a battery cell, and being made of a plate-shaped conductive member, the anode terminal and the cathode terminal being electrically connected to a protection circuit module (PCM), a battery cell having the anode terminal and the cathode terminal formed at one end thereof, the battery cell being provided at the end thereof with a thermally welded surplus portion, and a PCM including a printed circuit board (PCB) having a protection circuit formed thereon, the PCB being provided at one side thereof with a cathode terminal connection portion and an anode terminal connection portion and at the other side thereof with an external input and output terminal connection portion, an external input and output terminal electrically connected to the protection circuit of the PCB via the external input and output terminal connection portion of the PCB.02-07-2013
20130034751ELECTRODE BOARD HAVING SECURITY DEVICE AND POWER BATTERY SYSTEM USING SAME - A power battery system includes a number of parallel groups that being connected in series and a number of improved electrode boards. Each of the parallel groups comprising a number of single batteries connected in parallel. Each of the improved electrode boards being connected between two neighbored parallel groups. Each of the improved electrode boards includes a number of electrode contact plate, a conductive substrate, and a number of security devices. Each electrode contact plate connects two neighbored single batteries of two neighbored parallel groups in series. Each of the security devices corresponds to an electrode connection plate and electrically connects an electrode connection plate to the conductive substrate. Each of the security devices fuses when one of the single batteries of a parallel group occurs short circuit.02-07-2013
20130034753STORAGE BATTERY MODULE - A storage battery module is provided in which, even in a case where the storage battery module is formed by integrally assembling a plurality of secondary batteries, the secondary batteries can be compactly assembled while non-uniformity in battery temperature distribution is prevented, and wiring connection work is facilitated. Using a secondary battery RB (RB02-07-2013
20130040170SECONDARY BATTERY PACK OF NOVEL STRUCTURE - Disclosed herein is a secondary battery pack including an anode and cathode terminal of a battery cell, the anode and cathode terminal being made of a plate-shaped conductive member, and being electrically connected to a PCM, a battery cell having the anode and cathode terminal formed at one end thereof, the battery cell being provided at the end thereof with a thermally welded surplus portion, and a PCM including a PCB having a protection circuit formed thereon, the PCB being provided at one side thereof with a cathode and an anode terminal connection portion and at the other side thereof with an external input and output terminal connection portion, an external input and output terminal electrically connected to the protection circuit of the PCB via the external input and output terminal connection portion of the PCB, and an electrically insulative PCM case.02-14-2013
20130157085BATTERY PACK OF NOVEL STRUCTURE - Disclosed herein is a battery pack including (a) a battery cell array comprising two or more battery cells, each of which has an electrode assembly of a cathode/separator/anode structure disposed in a battery case together with an electrolyte in a sealed state, arranged in the lateral direction, (b) a protection circuit module (PCM) including connection terminals connected to electrode terminals of the battery cells by resistance welding, metal plates to electrically connect the battery cells to each other, and a protection circuit to control an operation of the battery pack, the PCM being connected to the upper end of the battery cell array, and (c) a pack case in which the battery cell array and the protection circuit module are disposed, wherein electrical connection regions between cathode terminals of the battery cells and the protection circuit module are configured to have a structure in which conductive plates attached to the tops of the respective connection terminals of the protection circuit module are welded so that the conductive plates surround the respective cathode terminals of the battery cells.06-20-2013
20130157084BATTERY PACK OF COMPACT STRUCTURE - Disclosed herein is a battery pack including a battery cell array including two or more battery cells, each of which has an electrode assembly of a cathode/separator/anode structure disposed in a battery case together with an electrolyte in a sealed state, arranged in the lateral direction, a protection circuit module (PCM) connected to the upper end of the battery cell array to control the operation of the battery pack, a pack case in which the battery cell array and the protection circuit module are disposed, and a spacer mounted between the pack case and the battery cell array to provide a space accommodating the increase in thickness of the battery cell array during charge and discharge of the battery pack.06-20-2013
20120263978ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An energy storage device and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The energy storage device includes a circuit board, a conductive cover disposed above the circuit board, a sealing structure, a metal coating layer, and an electrochemical cell. The sealing structure is disposed between the circuit board and the circumference of the conductive cover such that the circuit board, the conductive cover, and the sealing structure together form a sealed space where the electrochemical cell is disposed. The metal coating layer continuously covers a part of the conductive cover, an exposed portion of the sealing structure, and a part of the circuit board. Therefore, even if the energy storage device needs to be heated during a product assembly, the metal coating layer can keep the sealing structure structurally stable, and the electrolyte of the electrochemical cell will not leak; the whole energy storage device therefore can keeps undamaged.10-18-2012
20090155632Protection circuit assembly and battery pack having the same - A protection circuit assembly and a battery pack including the same, which can simplify a manufacturing process and increase productivity. The protection circuit assembly includes a protection circuit board including a connection terminal, and a first lead plate connected to the connection terminal and having a coupling hole. The battery pack includes a bare cell having a protrusion, and a protection circuit assembly electrically connected with the bare cell and including a first lead plate having a coupling hole. Accordingly, the battery pack includes a protection circuit assembly including a lead plate having a coupling hole, and a bare cell including a structure inserted into the coupling hole, and thus it is possible to simplify a manufacturing process and increase productivity.06-18-2009
20090155631BATTERY PACK - A battery pack that does not increase contact resistance when an impact is applied to a bare cell and a protection circuit module. The battery pack includes: a bare cell having a surface on which at least one coupling groove is formed; a protection circuit module electrically connected to the bare cell; at least one coupling member having one end coupled to the protection circuit module and another end in which at least one coupling hole corresponding to the at least one coupling groove of the bare cell is formed, and tightly adhered to the bare cell; at least one screw bolt coupled to the at least one coupling groove through the at least one coupling hole; and at least one space formed in an opening part of the at least one coupling groove, having a diameter greater than that of the coupling groove. Therefore, the battery pack does not increase the contact resistance between the bare cell and the protection circuit module against an external impact.06-18-2009
20090130494BOARD ASSEMBLY FOR RECHARGEABLE BATTERY AND BATTERY PACK USING THE SAME - A board assembly for a rechargeable battery includes a cover case including a cover plate, and side walls disposed on a circumference of the cover plate and including respective openings that are offset from each other; and a circuit board mounted between the side walls of the cover case.05-21-2009
20100129687Circuit board for secondary battery and secondary battery with the circuit board - A secondary battery and to a circuit board for the secondary battery. The circuit board having a structure for enhancing the safety of a secondary battery, and a secondary battery with the same. The circuit board for a secondary battery includes an insulation layer, a terminal pad layer formed on the insulation layer, and a plating layer formed on the terminal pad layer. The thickness of the plating layer is greater than 20 micrometers. The plating layer is made of nickel. The secondary battery further includes a circuit protection device, and a bare cell electrically connected to the circuit protection device, wherein circuit protection device including a first lead plate electrically connected to the plating layer of the circuit board, the plating layer of the circuit board being made of the same material as that of the first lead plate of the circuit protection device.05-27-2010
20130089756CONNECTOR AND BATTERY PACK INCLUDING THE SAME - A battery pack having a connector that is designed to work outdoors or in a moist environment. The battery pack includes a case including a first case attached to a second case to enclose an inner space within, a plurality of rechargeable batteries arranged within the inner space and a connector arranged within the inner space of the case, being exposed to an outside of the battery pack to enable a device external to the battery pack to be electrically connected via the connector to the rechargeable batteries, wherein the connector is arranged to form a waterproof barrier between an outside of the battery pack and a remainder of the inner space of the case not occupied by the connector.04-11-2013
20130089755Battery Pack - A battery pack and a lead electrode for a battery pack. A lead electrode includes a plurality of end connecting portions, each connectable to a battery cell or a protection circuit module, and a body portion connecting the plurality of end connecting portions and having a thickness greater than a thickness of the end connecting portions.04-11-2013
20130089757RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery including a case, and a cap plate, a protective circuit module that is electrically connected to the bare cell. A protection element that is installed between the bare cell and the protective circuit module. A protection element cover member that is positioned between the protection element and the protective circuit module and that covers the protection element, and a protection element coupling member that is positioned between the bare cell and the protection element. The protection element is attached to the bare cell, wherein the protection element coupling member is coupled to a protrusion on the cap plate.04-11-2013
20130071697SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery capable of being formed to be relatively small by reducing the sizes of internal devices and compactly locating the internal devices. Accordingly, the volume of the secondary battery is reduced and the capacity thereof is maintained, thereby increasing the capacity density of the secondary battery. In one embodiment, the secondary battery includes a bare cell having a cap plate and a protection circuit module on the bare cell and including a printed circuit board surface-contacting the cap plate.03-21-2013
20130071696POUCH-TYPE BATTERY WITH IMPROVED SAFETY BY COATING SEALING UNIT WITH FLAME RETARDANT AND HEAT RESISTANT RESIN COMPOSITION PREPARED BY MIXING FLAME RETARDANT MATERIAL AND HEAT RESISTANT MATERIAL TO THERMOPLASTIC RESIN OR THERMOSETTING RESIN AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF - The present invention relates to a pouch-type lithium secondary battery comprising: an electrode assembly which includes an anode, a separator, and a cathode; and a pouch which has a groove for accommodating the electrode assembly and an edge of which the upper and lower parts are formed in a flange type by being bonded around the groove, wherein in at least a part of the edge that is formed in the flange type, an end of the edge is covered by a flame retardant and heat resistant resin composition wherein a flame retardant material and a heat resistant material are mixed to a thermoplastic resin or a thermosetting resin, thereby improving safety.03-21-2013
20090092860BATTERY PACK - A battery pack has a unit cell including a battery case having an opening and made of metal and including a sealing plate closing and sealing the opening of the battery case and made of metal, a circuit board having a safety circuit, and a holding member holding the circuit board, and employs a structure in which at least part of the holding member is fixed to the unit cell by laser welding. By the employment of such a structure, the battery pack can be provided in which the holding member holding the circuit board can reliably be fixed to the unit cell and of which total cost can be reduced by saving of labor of assembly that is achieved by simplification of a structure for fixing the holding member to the unit cell.04-09-2009
20090092859Electrode assembly, secondary battery having the electrode assembly, and methods of manufacturing the electrode assembly - An electrode assembly which prevents materials from being damaged and improves safety by joining a plate and an electrode tab created by a high-frequency induction heating method. Also included is a secondary battery using the electrode assembly. The electrode assembly is formed by stacking and winding a positive electrode plate to which a positive electrode tab is joined, a negative electrode plate to which a negative electrode tab is joined, and a separator, and is characterized in that a bonded side is formed by surface-welding the entire welded part of either the positive electrode tab and the positive electrode plate or the negative electrode tab and the negative electrode plate, or both of the positive electrode tab and the positive electrode plate and the negative electrode tab and the negative electrode plate forming a bonded side.04-09-2009
20130059171BATTERY PACK - A battery pack having a battery cell. The battery cell includes a terrace portion, a protection circuit module that is electrically connected to the battery cell and is placed on the terrace portion, and a frame that houses the battery cell and the protection circuit module and covers at least the protection circuit module.03-07-2013
20130059170RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery includes: an electrode assembly including a first electrode having a first polarity and a second electrode having a second polarity, the second polarity being different from the first polarity; a case housing the electrode assembly; a first terminal electrically connected to the first electrode; a cap plate coupled to an opening of the case; a first lower insulating member between the first electrode and the cap plate; and a first short-circuit member between the first terminal and the first lower insulating member, and configured to be deformed to electrically connect the first electrode to the cap plate, wherein the first terminal includes a first fixing portion electrically connected to the first electrode.03-07-2013
20110059338Battery Pack - A battery pack having increased resistance against an external impact by increasing a coupling strength between a bare cell and a case resulting in increased reliability and quality. The battery pack includes a bare cell; a circuit module electrically connected to the bare cell; a frame case surrounding the bare cell and including a channel groove arranged at a region facing the bare cell; and a coupling reinforcement portion arranged in the channel groove to couple the frame case to the bare cell.03-10-2011
20110014501FAIL SAFE SERVICEABLE HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY PACK - A fail safe battery pack is disclosed and claimed wherein first and second housings are affixed together. A plurality of battery cells reside within and fixedly engage the first and the second housings. First and second. printed circuit boards (PCBs) reside within first and second lattice structures of the first and second housings. A variable bias device resides in the first and/or second lattice structure of the first and second housing and engages the first and/or second PCBs. When the bias of the variable bias device is sufficiently large it overcomes a plurality of fixed mechanically biased devices operating between the PCB and the plurality of battery cells and tending to separate same and causes the PCB to electrically communicate with the plurality of battery cells. When the bias of the variable bias device is sufficiently small, the plurality of fixed mechanically biased devices separates the PCB and the plurality of battery cells rendering the battery cells in an electrically safe condition.01-20-2011
20120308848BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes a main circuit board 12-06-2012
20090269620BATTERY PACK - Provided is a battery pack, which can prevent easy detachment of a welded part between a cap plate and a case due to external impact, thereby enhancing hermeticity and reliability.10-29-2009
20120225328BATTERY PACK, ELECTRICITY STORAGE SYSTEM, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, ELECTRICALLY DRIVEN VEHICLE, ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEM, AND CONTROL SYSTEM - There is provided a battery pack including a current control element which is inserted in a discharge current path, and in which a thermostat and a heat sensitive resistance element whose resistance value increases in response to an increase in temperature are connected in parallel; and a detection unit that outputs an open signal indicating the opening of the contacts when it is detected that contacts of the thermostat are opened.09-06-2012
20120225327BATTERY WITH EMBEDDED DETECTING UNITS - A battery includes multiple battery cells separated by isolating plates, and multiple detecting units coupled to the battery cells and operable for detecting a status of the battery cells. The battery further includes multiple interfaces coupled to the detecting units and operable for receiving detecting results indicating the status from the detecting units. After the battery is airproofed, the battery cells and the detecting units are enveloped inside the battery.09-06-2012
20130065087ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM - An energy storage system including a battery cell, a tray for receiving the battery cell, and a rack for receiving the tray. The rack includes a connector unit. The connector unit is configured to connect to the tray inserted into the rack and to vibrate together with the tray when the tray vibrates due to, for example, an earth quake or external impact applied to the rack, thereby preventing an electric connection between the tray and the connector unit from being broken.03-14-2013
20110045322SECONDARY BATTERY PACK HAVING PCM ASSEMBLY AND INSULATING MOUNTING MEMBER OF NOVEL STRUCTURE - Disclosed herein is a secondary battery pack including a battery cell, a protection circuit module (PCM) assembly having a connection member (A), an insulative mounting member having a connection member (B) embedded therein, and an insulative cap. The connection member (B) is coupled to a second electrode terminal of the battery cell by welding, such that the connection member (B) is electrically connected to the second electrode terminal of the battery cell, in a state in which the insulative mounting member is mounted on the battery cell. The connection member (A) is coupled to a first electrode terminal of the battery cell upward from a PCM, such that the connection member (A) is electrically connected to the first electrode terminal of the battery cell. The electrical connection between the PCM assembly and the connection member (B) is achieved in a physical contact fashion.02-24-2011
20090035608INTERSECTING BATTERY CAVITIES - A system comprising a first battery cavity and a second battery cavity adjacent to the first battery cavity. Both of the first and second battery cavities are oriented in a common direction. The system also comprises a third battery cavity which comprises at least part of the first battery cavity and at least part of the second battery cavity. The third battery cavity is oriented in a different direction than the common direction.02-05-2009
20130164565SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A DISTRIBUTED ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM WITH MULTIPLE BUSES - Systems and methods for transferring energy between segments of energy storage elements. At least one defined characteristics of each of two or more energy storage segments is monitored by at least one monitoring device, and a difference in at least one of the defined characteristics is determined between the two or more energy storage segments. Based on the determined difference, a control device commands a balancing circuit to transfer energy from at least one of the two or more energy storage segments to at least another of the two or more energy storage segments.06-27-2013
20130164566REACTION CHAMBER ARRANGEMENT AND A METHOD FOR FORMING A REACTION CHAMBER ARRANGEMENT - A reaction chamber arrangement is provided, the reaction chamber arrangement including a first chemical reaction chamber; a second chemical reaction chamber; an isolation member between the first chemical reaction chamber and the second chemical reaction chamber, wherein a first electrode is mounted on a first side of the isolation member, an exposed surface of the first electrode facing into the first chemical reaction chamber and wherein a second electrode is mounted on a second side of the isolation member, an exposed surface of the second electrode facing into the second chemical reaction chamber; and an electronic component configured to measure or control at least one of the first chemical reaction chamber and the second chemical reaction chamber, wherein the electronic component is arranged between and connected to the first electrode and the second electrode, and at least partially surrounded by an isolation material of the isolation member.06-27-2013
20130164567MODULAR BATTERY PACK APPARATUS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS - Modular sealed battery packs configured to provide enhanced performance and safety features, along with associated apparatus, systems, and methods for monitoring and controlling operation and use of such battery packs and associated coupled devices and systems are disclosed.06-27-2013
20130164568PROTECTIVE CIRCUIT MODULE - A battery module including a battery including a connection terminal; and a battery cell; and a protective circuit module including a printed circuit board having an inner surface that faces the battery, an outer surface that opposes the inner surface, and a terminal opening, and including a conductive pattern around a periphery of the terminal opening and an insulating part around the periphery of the terminal opening, wherein the connection terminal extends from the battery cell to the outer surface of the printed circuit board through the terminal opening, the conductive pattern is coupled with the battery cell through the connection terminal, and the insulating part contacts a portion of the conductive pattern that is closest to the terminal opening.06-27-2013
20130164569PACKAGING OF THERMISTOR IN A BATTERY ASSEMBLY - A battery assembly having a plurality of battery modules capable of powering a traction motor of a vehicle. First and second end frames are provided on the battery modules. A plurality of battery cells is disposed between the first and second end frames. The first end frame of one of the battery modules has a first pocket. The second end frame of an adjacent battery module has a second pocket. The first and second pockets are aligned when the battery assembly is assembled to define a receptacle. A thermistor is disposed in the receptacle. The thermistor extends through the first pocket of the first end frame and at least partially into the second pocket of the second end frame.06-27-2013
20130164570PACK CASE OF NOVEL STRUCTURE - Disclosed herein is a pack case for battery packs in which a battery cell array including two or more battery cells arranged in a lateral direction and a protection circuit module (PCM) including a protection circuit to control an operation of the battery pack are mounted, the pack case including a lower case, on which the battery cell array and the protection circuit module are mounted, and an upper case disposed above the lower case so that the upper case covers the lower case to fix the battery cell array and the protection circuit module in place, wherein a lower case is partitioned into a battery cell mounting part, on which the battery cells are mounted, and a protection circuit module mounting part, on which the protection circuit module is mounted, a partition wall is formed at an interface between the battery cell mounting part and the protection circuit module mounting part, and openings, through which electrode terminals of the battery cells are exposed toward the protection circuit module, are formed at portions of the partition wall corresponding to electrical connection regions between the electrode terminals of the battery cells and the protection circuit module.06-27-2013
20120114980FUEL CELL DEVICE AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME - Fuel cell device comprising a fuel cell assembly with at least one polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell and a fuel delivery means for providing a fuel flow. The device is provided with means for pre burning adapted to burn fuel entering the fuel cell assembly during the start up phase until the fuel flow is increased to a predetermined level and/or the oxygen concentration is decreased to a predetermined level. A method of operating the assembly comprises the steps of initiating the start up phase by causing the fuel delivery means to deliver a fuel flow, whereby a means for pre burning burns off fuel entering the fuel cell assembly, monitoring the fuel flow and/or the oxygen concentration and when the fuel flow is increased to a predetermined level and/or the oxygen concentration is decreased to a predetermined.05-10-2012
20120114979CYLINDRICAL SECONDARY BATTERY OF IMPROVED SAFETY - Provided is a cylindrical battery in which an electrode assembly fabricated by rolling a cathode/separator/anode and an electrolyte are provided in a cylindrical can, wherein a cap assembly mounted on the opening top of the cylindrical can comprises: a safety vent provided with a predetermined notch, to allow breakage due to high-pressure gas of the battery, a current interruptive device to interrupt current, welded to the bottom of the safety vent, and a gasket for the current interruptive device to surround the periphery of the current interruptive device, wherein the current interruptive device comprises two or more through holes to allow exhaustion of gas, wherein the through holes have a size of 20 to 50% with respect to the total area of the current interruptive device.05-10-2012
20120114978Energy Storage Module - This invention comprise an energy storage module consisting of surface mounted solid state energy cells attached to a rigid circuit board with tabbed ends that act as positive and negative electrodes. The solid state energy cells are attached to each other by use of surface connection links on the rigid circuit board. The rigid circuit board is then inserted into a battery can with interior connection points that can accommodate the insertion of a tabbed end of the rigid circuit board so that positive voltage can be directed out to one external terminal end of the battery can and negative voltage can be directed out to another external terminal of the battery can.05-10-2012
20120237801BATTERY PACK - [Object] To prevent elements in a pack main body and an electronic apparatus from malfunctioning even if the pack main body having an outer shape line-symmetric in up and down directions and left- and right-hand directions is incorrectly attached.09-20-2012
20120237800PREVENTING CORROSION IN A FUEL CELL - The invention relates to a method for protecting a set of electrochemical cells (C09-20-2012
20120237799ENERGY SOURCE DEVICES AND SYSTEMS HAVING A BATTERY AND AN ULTRACAPACITOR - A battery system includes an enclosure conforming to a standard form factor, such as a group specified by the Battery Council International. A battery and at least one ultracapacitor are disposed in the enclosure and interconnected to provide electrical energy at battery terminals. Control and/or regulation circuitry may also be provided in the enclosure and interconnected with the battery and ultracapacitor. The battery system may be designed to retrofit existing batteries, such as in vehicular and other applications. The use of a standard form factor allows for little or no alteration of the physical and electrical systems into which the battery system is placed.09-20-2012
20110027622BATTERY PACK AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING BATTERY PACK - A method of manufacturing a battery pack of a plurality of bare cells is disclosed. The method comprises: preparing a protective circuit module comprising N pads, wherein each pad comprises a first half pad and a second half pad, N is a natural number greater than 1, the plurality of bare cells comprises M tabs, and M is a natural number equal to N; connecting first through M02-03-2011
20120034494External terminal assembly and battery pack including the same - An external terminal assembly for establishing a connection between a battery pack and an electrical connector of an external device and a battery pack including the same, the external terminal assembly including an external terminal, the external terminal being electrically connectable to the electrical connector of the external device; a terminal holder on a protection circuit substrate, the terminal holder fixing a position of the external terminal; and a top case covering the protection circuit substrate and the terminal holder, the top case including holes exposing the external terminal.02-09-2012
20110300415BATTERY SYSTEM - A battery system includes a battery pack configured to include at least a plurality of battery cells that are connected in series, a monitor that monitors a state of the plurality of battery cells, and a controller to which an output of the monitor is supplied, a battery pack module in which the battery pack in a first order to the battery pack in an Nth order are connected in series, and an integrated controller that is connected with the battery pack in the first order of the battery pack module. Isolators are respectively disposed among the battery pack in the first order to the battery pack in the Nth order, and a signal is transmitted from the battery pack in an order of n−1 (N≧n≧2) to the battery pack in an order of n via one of the isolators.12-08-2011
20110300413BATTERY-OPERATED WIRELESS-COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND METHOD - A combined battery and wireless-communications apparatus and method. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes a support, a first conductive layer deposited on a first surface area of the support, a thin-film battery including a cathode layer, a solid-state electrolyte layer, and an anode layer deposited such that either the anode layer or the cathode layer is in electrical contact with the first conductive layer, an antenna mounted to the support structure, and an electronic communications circuit mounted to the support and electrically coupled to the battery and the antenna to transceive radio communications. Other embodiments include an energy-receiving device mounted to the support structure, and an electronic communications circuit mounted to the support structure and including a recharging circuit, the recharging circuit electrically coupled to the battery and the energy-receiving device to recharge the battery using energy received by the energy-receiving device.12-08-2011
20110281143LITHIUM-ION STORAGE BATTERY - The present disclosure relates to a lithium-ion storage battery. The lithium-ion storage battery has a capacity greater than or equal to 20 Ah and includes at least one battery unit. The battery unit includes a positive electrode and a negative electrode, a separator, an electrolyte solution, and an external encapsulating shell. The separator is sandwiched between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and the electrolyte solution is filled between the positive electrode and the negative electrode. The positive electrode, the negative electrode, the separator, and the electrolyte solution are encapsulated in the external encapsulating shell. The positive electrode defines a number of first through-holes. The negative electrode defines a number of second through-holes. Each of the second through-holes corresponds to one first through-hole.11-17-2011
20110281141BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes a bare cell including an electrode assembly arranged within a can having an opening that is sealed by a cap plate, a protective circuit module (PCM) arranged on the cap plate, a lead member connecting the PCM to the cap plate; a coupling member inserted into the cap plate and coupled to the lead member. The coupling member is made out of a different material than that of the cap plate, each of the coupling member and the lead member include nickel. By including such a coupling member, the strength and durability of the weld connecting the cap plate to the PCM is improved and the contact resistance is lowered.11-17-2011
20110281140BATTERY PACK - A battery pack including a rechargeable battery cell; an electrode tap that is partially exposed from an outside of the rechargeable battery cell; a protection circuit module (PCM) comprising a protection circuit with respect to the rechargeable battery cell; and a connection block disposed on the PCM, for electrically connecting the electrode tap to the PCM.11-17-2011
20110281144CYLINDRICAL SECONDARY BATTERY PACK - Disclosed herein is a secondary battery pack including a cylindrical battery cell having an electrode assembly of a cathode/separator/anode structure mounted in a battery case together with an electrolyte in a sealed state, an insulative mounting member having an opening, through which a cathode terminal of the battery cell is exposed upward, the insulative mounting member being configured to have a structure in which a protection circuit module (PCM) assembly is disposed at the top of the insulative mounting member, the insulative mounting member being mounted to the top of the battery cell, a PCM assembly including a PCM having an external input and output terminal formed at the top thereof and connecting members coupled to the bottom of the PCM, the connecting members being connected to a protection circuit of the PCM, and an insulative cap coupled to the top of the battery cell so that the insulative cap surrounds the PCM assembly in a state in which the external input and output terminal is exposed, wherein the cathode terminal and an anode terminal of the battery cell are electrically connected to external input and output terminals via the connecting members through the PCM in a state in which the insulative mounting member and the PCM assembly are disposed on the battery cell.11-17-2011
20110281142LITHIUM-ION POWER BATTERY - The present disclosure relates to a lithium-ion power battery. The lithium-ion power battery has a power density greater than or equal to 500 W/kg and includes at least one battery unit including a positive electrode and a negative electrode, a separator, an electrolyte solution, and an external encapsulating shell. The separator is sandwiched between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and the electrolyte solution is filled between the positive electrode and the negative electrode. The positive electrode, the negative electrode, the separator, and the electrolyte solution are encapsulated in the external encapsulating shell. The positive electrode defines a plurality of first through-holes. The negative electrode defines a plurality of second through-holes corresponding to the first through-holes.11-17-2011
20100255352ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR BATTERY, NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE BATTERY AND BATTERY PACK - According to one embodiment, a non-aqueous electrolyte battery includes an outer package, a positive electrode housed in the outer package, a negative electrode housed with a space from the positive electrode in the outer package and including an active material, and a non-aqueous electrolyte filled in the outer package. The active material includes a lithium-titanium composite oxide particle, and a coating layer formed on at least a part of the surface of the particle and including at least one metal selected from the group consisting of Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Zr, Fe, Nb, Co, Ni, Cu and Si, an oxide of at least one metal selected from the group or an alloy containing at least one metal selected from the group.10-07-2010
20110123841ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY AND SECONDARY BATTERY INCLUDING THE SAME - An electrode assembly and a secondary battery including the same are disclosed. An electrode assembly includes a positive electrode including a positive electrode coating portion coated on a surface of a positive electrode collector; a negative electrode including a negative electrode coating portion coated on a surface of a negative electrode collector; and a separator between the positive and negative electrodes. The positive electrode and the negative electrode are stacked, and the positive electrode coating portion and the negative electrode coating portion on surfaces facing each other have a same area, or an area of the positive electrode coating portion is greater than an area of the negative electrode coating portion within a tolerance range.05-26-2011
20100266876FUEL CELL POWER GENERATION SYSTEM - There is provided a fuel cell power generation system in which power loss in a power line electrically connecting a stack and a power conversion circuit, thereby attaining high power generation efficiency. A reformer 10-21-2010
20110129696BATTERY PACK - There is provided a battery pack in which a pair of ribs are formed at an inner frame to extend toward plane portions of a bare cell, so that the inner frame can be fixed at the exact position of the bare cell. In one embodiment, a battery pack includes a bare cell having a pair of first side portions opposite to each other, a pair of second side portions opposite to each other, and a pair of plane portions opposite to each other. The second side portions and the plane portions are connected to ends of the first side portions. A protection circuit module is electrically connected to the bare cell. An inner frame is provided between the bare cell and the protection circuit module. The inner frame has at least a pair of ribs opposite to each other while extending toward the plane portions of the bare cell.06-02-2011
20110300412Battery pack - A battery pack including a bare cell, the bare cell including a first surface, a second surface, a pair of short side surfaces, and a pair of long side surfaces; a circuit module on the first surface of the bare cell, the circuit module being electrically connected to the bare cell; and a frame covering a portion of the bare cell including the circuit module thereon, wherein the frame has a protrusion part at interior portions of side surfaces thereof, the protrusion part being coupled to the short side surfaces of the bare cell.12-08-2011
20120003505Battery pack - A battery pack includes one or more battery cells arranged in one direction and electrically connected to one another, a battery management system (BMS) substrate connected to electrode terminals of the battery cells and configured to control charging and discharging of the battery cells, a housing with a space to receive the battery cells, an upper cover connected to an upper part of the housing, and a connector connected to the BMS substrate, the connector protruding above and extending along an upper surface of the upper cover.01-05-2012
20120107648LEAD PLATE WITH A MOUNTING PORTION BEING HEAVIER THAN ITS JOINT PORTION - A lead plate for connecting a printed circuit board (PCB) of a secondary battery to an bare cell includes a mounting portion connected to the PCB, a joint portion connected to the bare cell, a surface area of the joint portion facing the bare cell being smaller than a surface area of the mounting portion facing the PCB, and a step portion connecting the mounting portion and the joint portion to each other.05-03-2012
20120141839BATTERY CASE AND BATTERY PACK USING THE SAME - A battery unit and a battery module having stack battery units. The battery unit includes a battery cell including electrode terminals and a case for housing the battery cell. The case further includes: a spacer that is disposed on facing portions of an edge of the case and protrudes in a thickness direction of the case, an inlet guide portion for guiding air for cooling the battery cell, and an outlet guide portion for guiding air to be discharged toward the electrode terminals.06-07-2012
20110293969INTEGRATED BATTERY AND IC - Consistent with an example embodiment, there is an apparatus comprising a carrier, a laminated battery provided on a major surface of the carrier, and an integrated circuit. The laminated battery includes a bottom electrode layer, an electrolyte layer, and a top electrode layer. The integrated circuit is connected to the bottom electrode layer and the top electrode layer. The integrated circuit is surrounded by the laminated battery on the major surface of the carrier.12-01-2011
20110293971Battery Module - The present invention discloses a battery module including a casing capable of supporting a plurality of battery cells and having a circuit board holding structure, a circuit board held by the circuit board holding structure, a plurality of conducting buses disposed on the casing for electrically connecting the plurality of battery cells and the circuit board, and a plurality of battery cell sets, each of which including a battery holder and at least two battery cells, where any two of the plurality of battery cell sets are independent in structure and thereby can be affixed to the casing or detached from the casing respectively.12-01-2011
20110293968Starch-based battery system - The present invention is directed to a starch-based battery system. The starch-based battery system uses a rheological and replaceable starch gluten electrolyte that generates colloidal starch gel adhesive contacted with and/or attached on electrodes to generate current for powering electronic devices. The starch-based battery system that includes control circuit and standard cap module replaces a conventional dry cell battery or is integrated with electronic devices to power, for example, flash-light, lighting ornaments or magnetic actuated motion products and toys. In other embodiments of the invention, the starch-based battery system is integrated into a device for attracting aquatic life forms in an aquatic environment, wherein the starch-based battery powers a light source and/or sound source and also the starch gluten electrolyte acts as bait for attracting aquatic life forms within the aquatic environment.12-01-2011
20110287284BATTERY PACK - A battery pack which can improve welding efficiency of a lead plate by performing welding in a state in which the lead plate is in close contact with a bare cell, and can prevent leakage of an electrolyte by preventing welding failure of the lead plate. The battery pack includes a bare cell having an electrode terminal protruding on a first surface of the bare cell, a circuit module disposed on the first surface of the bare cell, and a first lead plate coupled to one side of the circuit module and connected to the first surface of the bare cell. The first lead plate includes at least one bent portion, and a first notch recess is formed in the at least one bent portion.11-24-2011
20110287283BATTERY CHARGE/DISCHARGE PROTECTION CIRCUIT - The present invention relates to a battery charge/discharge protection circuit that protects an associated battery from charge/discharge damage. The charge/discharge protection circuit includes a first terminal, a second terminal, a charge over-current detection circuit, a discharge over-current detection circuit, a short circuit detection circuit, and a PMOS transistor. A drain electrode and a gate electrode of the PMOS transistor are connected to the first terminal and the second terminal respectively. A source electrode of the PMOS transistor is connected to the charge over-current detection circuit, the discharge over-current detection circuit and the short circuit detection circuit, such that when a voltage above an overvoltage threshold is supported by the charger, the voltage of the source electrode of the PMOS transistor is maintained above a negative threshold voltage and the elements in these circuits do not receive such a voltage output by the charger.11-24-2011
20110143172Battery Pack Having Protection from Static Electricity - In a battery pack, an electrostatic protective part is disposed on a side surface of a protective circuit module so as to protect the protective circuit module from static electricity introduced from the outside, thus improving the reliability of a battery. The battery pack includes a battery cell, a protective circuit module electrically connected to the battery cell and including an electrostatic protective part on a side surface thereof, and a case accommodating the battery cell and the protective circuit module. The electrostatic protective part is formed by applying solder on a conductive foil.06-16-2011
20110293970SECONDARY BATTERY PROTECTING CIRCUIT AND HYBRID POWER SOURCE EQUIPMENT - Disclosed herein is a secondary battery protecting circuit connected in parallel with a nonaqueous secondary battery, the secondary battery protecting circuit including: a first voltage detecting circuit; a second voltage detecting circuit; a switch section; and a heat radiating section.12-01-2011
20100136374PROTECTIVE CIRCUIT MODULE AND SECONDARY BATTERY INCLUDING THE SAME - A protective circuit module and a secondary battery including the same. The secondary battery includes: an electrode assembly, a can to house the electrode assembly, and a cap assembly to seal an opening of the can. The protective circuit module includes: a first module electrically connected to the cap assembly; a second module electrically connected to a closed end of the can; and a third module electrically connecting the first module and the second module. The first module includes a mounting portion that is disposed in a groove between the can and the cap assembly.06-03-2010
20100136373Secondary battery - An easily assembled pack type secondary battery. The secondary battery includes a bare cell, a protection circuit module having a circuit board and coupled with the bare cell, and a top case covering the circuit board of the protection circuit module and having a coupling slot into which at least part of the circuit board is fitted. The secondary battery allows the top case to be attached to the protective circuit module and the bare cell without having to use an adhesive and without requiring an injection molding technique.06-03-2010
20110217571BATTERY PACK AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME - A battery pack comprising a bare cell and a protection circuit module positioned on top of the cap plate of the bare cell and a cover. Threaded connectors are used to connect the cover to the bare cell. The threaded connectors are chemically polished to enhance the engagement between the connectors and the cap plate.09-08-2011
20110217570ELECTRICITY SUPPLY SYSTEM AND PACKAGE STRUCTURE THEREOF - A package structure and its related electricity supply system are disclosed. Two substrates of the package structure are directly or indirectly served as current collectors of the electricity supply system. The sealing frame of the package structure is made of several adhesive layers having high moisture-resistance and/or high gas-resistance. Hence, the package structure mentioned may not only provide a novel electrical conduction module to lower the intrinsic impedance of the electricity supply system itself but prevent the moisture and the gas outward from the electricity supply unit inside the package structure as well. Consequently, the electrical performance and safety of the electricity supply system are both improved.09-08-2011
20090098418Battery pack and method of fabricating the same - A battery pack and a method of fabricating the same. The battery pack includes a bare cell including an electrode terminal, a protection circuit board electrically connected to the bare cell, the protection circuit board including a plurality of metal tabs arranged at opposite ends thereof, and a case surrounding the protection circuit board, the case being perforated by a plurality of first apertures arranged at locations that correspond to ones of the plurality of metal tabs. The method includes arranging a bare cell having a cap plate and an electrode terminal passing through a terminal aperture in the cap plate, electrically connecting a protection circuit board to the bare cell, the protection circuit board having metal tabs arranged at both ends thereof and arranging a case to surround the protection circuit board, the case being perforated by a plurality of first apertures that are arranged at locations that correspond to ones of the metal tabs.04-16-2009
20090098417BATTERY PACK AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A battery pack including a battery cell, a circuit board electrically connected to the battery cell, a first cover, and a second cover. The battery cell includes a battery element, a rectangular first packaging component, a recess, and a rectangular second packaging component. The battery element is housed in the recess, the first packaging component and the second packaging component are stacked so that the second packaging component covers the opening of the recess, the periphery of the opening is sealed, both ends of the second packaging component are abutted at the outer bottom surface of the recess of the first packaging component, and the first outer resin layer and the second inner resin layer are bonded by heat seal adhesive layer.04-16-2009
20090098416BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, a rigid covering member, and a protection circuit board. The secondary battery includes a battery element and a flexible covering member formed of a first laminated film composed of a first heat-bonding layer, a first metal layer, and a first outer covering layer which are laminated successively. The flexible covering material is sealed along around the battery element while leaving electrode terminals of the positive and negative electrodes extended outside the battery element. The rigid covering member covers the non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery together with the flexible covering member, and is formed of a second laminated film composed of a second heat-bonding layer, a second metal layer, and a second outer covering layer which are laminated successively. The flexible covering member and the rigid covering member are bonded by melting the second heat-bonding layer without melting the first outer covering layer.04-16-2009
20100035090OFF-STATE DEGRADATION PREVENTION IN A FUEL CELL WITHOUT ON-STATE LOSSES USING SELF CONTROLLED ELEMENT - A fuel cell system that employs a technique for reducing MEA degradation during system shut-down that occurs as a result of the hydrogen and air being present in the fuel cell stack flow channels. The fuel cell system includes a non-linear load element, such as a positive temperature coefficient resistor, electrically coupled to each fuel cell in the fuel cell stack. The non-linear element operates such that it has high electrical conduction at low cell voltages and low electrical conduction at high cell voltages. During system shut-down, the voltage that is generated as a result of the hydrogen and air interaction in the fuel cells that creates a low cell voltage is drawn from the fuel cell and dissipated by the element. During system operation, the fuel cell potentials are relatively high and the resistance of the element goes up so that less current flows through the element, thus reducing electrical losses.02-11-2010
20110268997BATTERY HAVING SIMPLIFIED DESIGN - A battery comprising a cell stack comprising at least one individual cell in a cell housing, an electronic component part, electrical conductors between the cell stack and the electronic component part and an injection-molded part which substantially completely surrounds the electrical conductors and is connected in form-fitting fashion both the cell stack and to the electronic component part and connects the cell stack and the electronic component part to one another, outer contact faces of the battery also being integrated in the electronic component part in addition to at least one electronic circuit.11-03-2011
20110262777CONNECTING MEMBER OF ELECTRODE TERMINALS FOR PREPARATION OF CORE PACK - Disclosed herein is an electrode terminal connecting member to connect two or more battery cells in series and/or in parallel to each other so as to manufacture a battery cell core pack, wherein the electrode terminal connecting member includes a plate body having a size sufficient to connect electrode terminals of the battery cells arranged in at least 2×2 matrix to each other, and the electrode terminals of the battery cells are directly coupled to the plate body in a state in which the plate body is not bent.10-27-2011
20110262778SECONDARY BATTERY PACK - Disclosed herein is a secondary battery pack including a battery cell having an electrode assembly of a cathode/separator/anode structure mounted in a battery case together with an electrolyte in a sealed state, an insulative mounting member having openings, through which electrode terminals of the battery cell are exposed to the outside, the insulative mounting member being configured to have a structure in which a safety element is mounted to the top of the insulative mounting member, the insulative mounting member being disposed in direct contact with the top of the battery cell, and an insulative cap coupled to the top of the battery cell so that the insulative cap surrounds the insulative mounting member in a state in which the safety element is mounted to the insulative mounting member, wherein the battery case is provided at the top thereof with a coupling groove, and the insulative cap is provided at the bottom thereof with a coupling protrusion formed in a shape corresponding to the coupling groove, the coupling of the insulative cap to the battery cell being achieved by the insertion of the coupling protrusion into the coupling groove.10-27-2011
20100266877BATTERY PACK AND BATTERY PACK MANUFACTURING METHOD - In a battery pack in which a protective circuit is fitted to a unit cell and accommodated in an exterior cover, a frame is provided in the exterior cover, the frame being fixed to the unit cell and supporting the protective circuit, where a protruding portion protruded from the frame and an engaging hole provided in the unit cell are engaged with each other. As a result of this, when external force acts on the exterior cover, movement of the frame integrated with the exterior cover can be inhibited.10-21-2010
20100266875Fuel Cell Power Management Module - A power management module adapted to be connected between a fuel cell and an output power bus, the power management module being operative to regulate the amount of power being delivered by the fuel cell to the output power bus.10-21-2010
20100124674Battery pack - A battery pack including a bare cell, a protective circuit module electrically connected to the bare cell, and a case assembly overlying the bare cell and protective circuit module, the case assembly including a cover case and a fixing member; the cover case and the fixing member of the case assembly both being integral with each other.05-20-2010
20120034495BATTERY PACK - A battery pack comprises a battery cell, a circuit module electrically connected to the battery cell, a first case covering one side of the battery cell, a second case covering an opposite side of the battery cell and one side of the circuit module, wherein the second case is coupled to the first case, and a third case covering an opposite side of the circuit module, wherein the third case is coupled to the first case and the second case.02-09-2012
20100119881ELECTRONIC CURRENT INTERRUPT DEVICE FOR BATTERY - The present invention provides a protection circuit disposed in a lithium-ion cell for protection of the lithium-ion cell. The protection circuit includes a first protection module, a second protection module, an integrated circuit module, a thermal sensor or thermocouple, a switch, a fuse and/or a resistor.05-13-2010
20100081015INTEGRAL CAP ASSEMBLY HAVING PROTECTIVE CIRCUIT MODULE, AND SECONDARY BATTERY COMPRISING THE SAME - An integral cap assembly comprising a top cap mounted as a base plate to an opening of a battery can and a cap subassembly including a protective circuit module and the like integrally mounted on the top cap, a method for manufacturing a secondary battery comprising the same, and a secondary battery manufactured thereby are disclosed. The cap assembly is provided as an integral member comprising the top cap acting as the base plate, and the cap subassembly having the protective circuit module provided thereon, thereby simplifying a manufacturing process of the battery while minimizing frequency of defective products. Additionally, the integral cap assembly is manufactured through insert injection molding, thereby providing notable advantages over the conventional technology.04-01-2010
20090087692Rechargeable battery - A secondary battery having a hard case that is integrally formed to be able to reduce the number of parts and the fabrication process. The secondary battery includes at least one bare cell, a circuit part electrically coupled to the at least one bare cell and a case covering the circuit part coupled to the at least one bare cell, wherein the case includes a main case arranged on a first surface of the at least one bare cell and at least one sub case arranged on at least one different surface of the at least one bare cell that is adjacent to the first surface of the at least one bare cell, each of the at least one sub case being integral to the main case.04-02-2009
20090087691Electric Power Generation Device - An electric power generation device includes a cell body and a secondary electric power generator. The cell body has an electrolyte, a fuel electrode and an air electrode. The secondary electric power generator is joined to at least one of the fuel and air electrodes and includes P- and N-type thermoelectric conversion members. With the electric power generation device, the cell body generates electric power at temperatures higher than or equal to an power generation start temperature, and at the same time, the P- and N-type thermoelectric conversion members joined to the cell body and functioning as a thermocouple produce electric power by utilizing the Seebeck effect.04-02-2009
20130059172ELECTRIC VEHICLE PROPULSION SYSTEM AND METHOD UTILIZING SOLID-STATE RECHARGEABLE ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS - A vehicle propulsion system comprising a plurality of solid state rechargeable battery cells configured to power a drivetrain. In accordance with once aspect of the invention, a transportation system that is powered at least in part by electricity stored in the form of rechargeable electrochemical cells. According to an embodiment of the present invention, these cells are combined in series and in parallel to form a pack that is regulated by charge and discharge control circuits that are programmed with algorithms to monitor state of charge, battery lifetime, and battery health.03-07-2013
20100098974Protective circuit module and rechargeable battery including the same - A protective circuit module and a rechargeable battery including the same, the protective circuit module including a circuit board main body having an electrode terminal tab configured to electrically connect to an electrode terminal of a bare cell, a chip-type PTC device on the circuit board main body, and a heat transfer member connected to the chip-type PTC device and the electrode terminal tab.04-22-2010
20100098973BATTERY PACK OF EXCELLENT PRODUCTABILITY AND STRUCTURAL STABILITY - Disclosed herein is a battery pack including a battery cell, an insulative mounting member coupled to the battery cell in a specific coupling structure, a positive temperature coefficient (PTC) element having a lower connection plate directly coupled to the battery cell while the lower connection plate is not bent, and an insulative cap, whereby the number of the members for electrical connection and electrical insulation is reduced, with the result that the assembly process of the battery pack is greatly simplified, the dead space is reduced, with the result that the capacity of the battery in the same-sized battery pack is maximized, and the structural stability of the battery pack against an external force is improved.04-22-2010
20110171497MODULAR INTRINSICALLY-SAFE FIELD DEVICE POWER MODULE - A modular, intrinsically-safe power module assembly is provided. The assembly includes a rigid conduit adapter configured to mount to a conduit of a field device. A housing, having an interior, is operably coupled to the rigid conduit adapter and is physically supported by the rigid conduit adapter. At least one non-rechargeable battery is disposed within the housing. Intrinsic safety circuitry is coupled to the at least one non-rechargeable battery, and is coupled to a connector that mates with a cooperative connector in the rigid conduit adapter.07-14-2011
20110171498Pouch type battery - A pouch type battery, including a pouch type bare cell having a terrace and having an electrode tab adjacent to the terrace, the terrace being an empty space defined where a sealing area of the electrode tab is not bent, the sealing area positioned in a direction in which the electrode tab extends, a protective circuit board electrically connected to the electrode tab, the protective circuit board positioned in the terrace and including a protection circuit, an upper case supporting the protective circuit board and encasing an upper portion of the bare cell, and a first barrier protruding downwardly from the upper case and electrically separating the protective circuit board from the electrode tab.07-14-2011
20100178535Secondary battery with protection circuit module - A secondary battery with a protection circuit module integrated with a structural reinforcing support. The secondary battery includes a bare cell, a protection circuit module. The protection circuit module includes a circuit board, and a structural reinforcing support coupling the bare cell and the circuit board of the protection circuit module. The structural reinforcing support is integrated with the protection circuit module in order to prevent separation of the protection circuit module from the bare cell.07-15-2010
20090291329BATTERY WITH LEADS11-26-2009
20090291330Battery with enhanced safety - A battery includes a cell casing; a first terminal; a second terminal in electrical communication with the cell casing and electrically insulated from the first terminal; an electrode assembly in the cell casing; a current interrupt device (CID) in electrical communication with the first terminal and the first electrode or with the second terminal and the second electrode; and insulation that interrupts potential electrochemical communication between the first electrode and the second terminal or between the second electrode and the first terminal. The electrode assembly includes a first electrode in electrical communication with the first terminal, a second electrode in electrical communication with the second terminal, and an electrolyte between the first and second electrodes. The insulation interrupts potential electrochemical communication between the first electrode and the second terminal or between the second electrode and the first terminal when under a charging or overcharging condition and when the CID is activated, thereby interrupting the electrical communication between the first terminal and the first electrode or between the second terminal and the second electrode.11-26-2009
20120295136BATTERY PACK - A battery pack, including a casing receiving a battery module, the battery module comprising a plurality of batteries, a first cooling unit installed in a surface of the casing and introducing a coolant into the casing; and a second cooling unit installed in an opposite surface of the casing and discharging the coolant introduced into the casing by the first cooling unit to the outside of the casing, thus causing the coolant to flow in the casing, wherein the batteries of the battery module are laminated in a predetermined direction inside the casing, with a space defined between the batteries so that the coolant can pass through the space between the batteries; and an end of the space of the battery module is open toward the first cooling unit and an opposite end of the space is open toward the second cooling unit.11-22-2012
20110200849RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly comprising a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate, and a separator located between the first and second electrode plates; a case housing the electrode assembly; and at least one short circuit inducing member electrically coupled to the first electrode plate or the second electrode plate of the electrode assembly and adapted to induce a short circuit in the rechargeable battery when the shape of the rechargeable battery is changed.08-18-2011
20110223447POWER PACK REMOVAL DEVICE FOR A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A label for a power pack, the label including: a label body comprising a first side and a second side, the second side comprising an adhesive for coupling to an underside surface of the power pack; and a pull tab coupled to the label body for extending from the underside surface of the power pack to protrude from a power pack-receiving cavity of a portable electronic device when a cover of the power pack-receiving cavity is removed.09-15-2011
20110268998NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE BATTERY CONTAINING A NEGATIVE ELECTRODE OF LITHIUM-TITANIUM COMPOSITE OXIDE, BATTERY PACK AND VEHICLE - A nonaqueous electrolyte battery, containing a case and provided in the case, a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The negative electrode comprises a lithium-titanium composite oxide, wherein a crystallite diameter of the lithium-titanium composite oxide is not larger than 6.9×1011-03-2011
20110268996PROTECTION CIRCUIT MODULE AND RECHARGEABLE BATTERY INCLUDING THE SAME - A protection circuit module of a rechargeable battery comprises a substrate formed of a flexible insulator and including a circuit supporting unit and a wiring supporting unit extending from the circuit supporting unit; a conductive circuit pattern unit formed on the circuit supporting unit; a conductive wiring unit formed on the wiring supporting unit, wherein the wiring unit is electrically connected to the circuit pattern unit and extends along the wiring supporting unit; circuit elements electrically connected to the circuit pattern unit and formed on one surface of the circuit supporting unit; and a reinforcement unit formed on an opposing surface of the circuit supporting unit and supporting the circuit supporting unit.11-03-2011
20080292913BATTERY PACK - A battery case including: first case body having a main wall and opposing side walls; a second case body including a second main wall and opposing side walls. The first and second side walls include coupling parts to be coupled together when the first and second case bodies are pressed together to form a space to receive a bare cell. The battery case can also include clips to couple the first and second side walls.11-27-2008
20110268995FUEL CELL STORING STRUCTURE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - Heat generated from a fuel cell is released effectively. A fuel cell unit 11-03-2011
20080206603Arrangement Having a Battery08-28-2008
20080213633BATTERY PACK - A battery pack is provided which can be suitably used in a case where charging of a dedicated secondary battery in a portable terminal device is difficult. The battery pack is mounted in a battery mounting section in a portable cellular phone (portable terminal device) proper. In the battery pack, alkaline accumulators are connected in series. Alkaline accumulators generate electromotive forces having a voltage (3V) being lower than that of the dedicated secondary battery. A power source circuit has a boosting-type DC/DC converter which boosts a voltage of the alkaline accumulators being connected in series at a level being same as that of the dedicated secondary battery (for example, 4.5V), and outputs the boosted voltage. An electrical double layer capacitor has a capacity to feed stable power to an internal circuit in which power consumption increases or decreases in a burst manner and is charged by application of an output of the power source circuit and stores the power.09-04-2008
20110206949COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND BATTERY PACK CONTAINING COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A communication device includes a first JK flip-flop (FF) outputting a first output signal in response to a first input signal at a J-input and a reversed signal of the first input signal at a K-input, and a second JK FF outputting a second output signal in response to a second input signal at a J-input and a reversed signal of the second input signal at a K-input. A clock input to a NAND gate (08-25-2011
20120070698BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes a bare cell sealed by a cap plate, a circuit board disposed on the cap plate, a cover coupled to the cap plate, and a size control unit formed between the upper cover and the circuit board.03-22-2012
20090297891Battery pack - A battery pack that implements an electrical coupling structure between a bare cell and a protection circuit module without welding includes: a bare cell including an electrode assembly, a can receiving the electrode assembly and a cap assembly sealing an opening of the can; a protection circuit module provided with a pin that is electrically coupled to an electrode terminal of the bare cell; and a top case, receiving the protection circuit module, and combined with the bare cell.12-03-2009
20110206948POWER SOURCE APPARATUS WITH ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS DISPOSED IN THE BATTERY BLOCKS - The power source apparatus is provided with battery blocks 08-25-2011
20130216866SECONDARY BATTERY PACK OF EMBEDDED TYPE WITH NOVEL STRUCTURE - A secondary battery pack is provided. The secondary battery pack has a structure in which a protection circuit module (PCM) is mounted to a top of a plate-shaped battery cell having electrode terminals formed at an upper end thereof, the PCM includes a printed circuit board (PCB) having a protection circuit formed thereon, a safety element electrically connected between one of the electrode terminals of the battery cell and the protection circuit of the PCB, an external input and output terminal electrically connected to the protection circuit of the PCB, and an electrically insulative module case to cover the PCB and the safety element in a state in which the external input and output terminal extends outside. The PCM is loaded on an upper end case extension portion of the battery cell in a state in which the PCM is electrically connected to the electrode terminals of the battery cell.08-22-2013
20130216868ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR BATTERIES, NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE BATTERY, AND BATTERY PACK - According to one embodiment, an active material for batteries includes monoclinic β-type titanium composite oxide containing at least one element selected from the group consisting of V, Nb, Ta, Al, Ga, and In, the at least one element being contained in an amount of 0.03 wt % or more and 3 wt % or less.08-22-2013
20090081485Battery pack - Disclosed is a battery pack that enables its outer case to be formed in small thickness regardless of formability and material property, and has enhanced twisting resistance. The battery pack includes a bare cell for generating electricity, a circuit member provided at an upper part of the bare cell and electrically coupled to the bare cell, a frame case formed so as to expose front and back parts of the bare cell externally while covering the bare cell including the circuit member, and a film sheet connected to the frame case so as to cover the front and back parts of the bare cell.03-26-2009
20100003544ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY SOURCE, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND METHOD MANUFACTURING SUCH AN ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY SOURCE - An electrochemical energy source, comprising: a substrate, and at least one stack deposited onto said substrate, the stack comprising: an anode, a cathode, and an intermediate electrolyte separating said anode and said cathode; and at least one electron-conductive barrier layer being deposited between the substrate and the anode, which barrier layer is adapted to at least substantially preclude diffusion of active species of the stack into said substrate.01-07-2010
20110229744Battery and Portable Electronic Apparatus - A battery which can be assembled by using reduced man-hours. The battery has a battery cell (09-22-2011
20080318088Battery pack for cordless devices - A battery pack including a housing, a terminal block, a printed circuit board electrically connected to the terminal block, at least one battery cell, and a spark gap device on the printed circuit board to provide electrostatic discharge protection and disposed between the printed circuit board and the terminal block.12-25-2008
20090214899BATTERY LAYOUT INCORPORATING FULL METAL EDGE SEAL - A first current collector on the first surface of the substrate and a second current collector having a first surface and a perimeter. One of the first and second current collector is an anode current collector and the other is a cathode current collector. The battery also comprises a cathode material having a perimeter, the cathode material being located on the cathode current collector; an electrolyte layer having a perimeter, the electrolyte separating the cathode material from the anode current collector; an insulation layer having a perimeter, the insulation layer together with the electrolyte layer separating the anode current collector from the cathode material and the cathode current collector. A first passivation layer generally overlies at least the perimeter of the cathode material, the perimeter of the electrolyte, and the perimeter of the insulation layer, the first passivation layer being electrically coupled to the first current collector and forming a continuous metal to metal seal around a defined area of the first current collector. The first passivation layer has a via opening. A second passivation layer is electrically coupled to the second current collector through the via opening of the first passivation layer.08-27-2009
20110229743Power assembly - The invention relates to an inventive electrochemical device and an inventive metal-air fuel cell and Zinc-air fuel cell are also revealed. The inventive electrochemical device can also be used as an amplifier, a power generator, a detector, a photoelectric conversion device or a charger.09-22-2011
20100178533REDOX FLOW BATTERY - A redox flow battery, in particular a vanadium redox flow battery, with at least two functional units, for example at least two stages with at least one battery cascade, or at least two battery cascades, has a device for electrically decoupling at least one of these units. In order to ensure fault-free and functionally reliable operation of an energy supply system on the basis of such a redox flow battery alongside best-possible efficiency, a device for connecting a decoupled functional unit to at least one store for electrical energy is provided.07-15-2010
20110104522PORTABLE POWER SOURCE APPARATUS CAPABLE OF HOLDING CIRCULAR CYLINDRICAL BATTERIES - A portable power source apparatus has a closing surface 05-05-2011
20100173179ARRANGEMENT HAVING AT LEAST ONE BATTERY - A battery pack having at least one battery with two electrical contacts in which a parallel circuit comprising a first and a second resistor is arranged between a first contact and a first pole, the first resistor switches off at a first temperature, the second resistor switches off at a second temperature, the first temperature is higher than the second temperature, and the first resistor has a higher current carrying capability than the second resistor. The circuit serves as fuse protection for the battery against overheating both when the battery is charging and when the battery is discharging07-08-2010
20100221584Battery Pack with Electronic Monitoring Device Integrated in the Housing Cover - A battery pack for an electric power tool has a housing and a housing cover that closes off the housing. Battery cells are arranged in the housing and electrically conductingly connected to one another. An electronic circuit for monitoring operating parameters of the battery cells is provided wherein the electronic circuit is mounted on a circuit board and is arranged in the housing. The housing cover has an inner side facing the battery cells. The inner side has a receptacle that is delimited by an outer receptacle rim. The circuit board is received in the receptacle and is spaced from a bottom of the receptacle so that a filling space is provided between circuit board, bottom of the receptacle, and the receptacle rim. A cured potting compound fills out the filling space.09-02-2010
20110129698Secondary battery and method of manufacturing the same - A secondary battery and a method of manufacturing the same, the secondary battery including a bare cell for charging and discharging electricity; a protective circuit module for protecting the bare cell; an upper case, the upper case being coupled to the protective circuit module and disposed at an upper part of the bare cell; a protective film surrounding an external surface of the bare cell; and a resin molding unit disposed in the protective film, in the upper case, and in a lower part and on a bottom surface of the bare cell.06-02-2011
20100215994BUILT-IN CHARGE CIRCUIT FOR SECONDARY BATTERY AND SECONDARY BATTERY WITH THE BUILT-IN CHARGE CIRCUIT - A secondary battery which includes a built-in charge circuit. The secondary battery includes a bare cell having a positive electrode and a negative electrode; a protection circuit section electrically connected to the bare cell; a positive electrode charge/discharge terminal and a negative electrode charge/discharge terminal electrically connected to the protection circuit section; a charge circuit section for supplying a charging current to the protection circuit section; and a positive electrode charge terminal and a negative electrode charge terminal electrically connected to the charge circuit section, wherein the charge circuit section includes a first reverse-current prevention part, and a second reverse-current prevention part for preventing damage of the first reverse-current prevention part due to the reversed charge.08-26-2010
20110117391BATTERY PACK - Provided is a battery pack formed by coupling a cover case and a bare cell. The battery pack includes: a bare cell including a cap plate having a surface in which at least one screw receiving groove is formed; a cover case disposed at a side of the cap plate, and having a surface in which at least one mounting groove is formed and a hole penetrating a center of the mounting groove; and at least one tapping screw including a head part and a body part that are mounted in the mounting groove of the cover case, wherein the body part penetrates the hole and is coupled to the screw receiving groove of the cap plate; wherein the cap plate includes a protruding unit formed in the second surface of the cap plate in correspondence to the screw receiving groove of the cap plate.05-19-2011
20130216867Electrochemical energy converter device with a cell housing, battery with at least two of these electrochemical energy converter devices and alsomethod for producing an electrochemical energy converter device - An electrochemical energy converter device (08-22-2013
20100151281BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes a bare cell including a cap plate and an electrode terminal insulated from the cap plate and a circuit module including a circuit board having a first short side, a second short side generally opposite the first short side, a first long side and a second long side generally opposite the first long side. The circuit board includes a base lead plate attached to the circuit board and a base fixing protrusion extending from the base lead plate, wherein the circuit module is on and electrically connected to the bare cell. The battery pack also includes an upper cover covering the circuit module, the upper cover including a base fixing groove adapted to receive the base fixing protrusion, wherein base fixing protrusion is in the base fixing groove.06-17-2010
20100143753BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes a bare cell; a circuit module on the bare cell and electrically connected to the bare cell; a loop antenna attached to the bare cell and electrically connected to the circuit module; and a PTC device on the loop antenna and electrically connected to the circuit module.06-10-2010
20120141838WATERPROOF BATTERY - A waterproof battery includes a casing having an opening; a battery body received in the casing; a connecting unit disposed in the casing, wherein the connecting unit has a circuit board electrically connected to the battery body and a connector electrically connected to the circuit board and protruded from the opening; and a waterproof adhesive layer for being affixed to and thereby connecting an inner surface of the casing and a bottom side of the circuit board so as to hermetically seal the opening. Accordingly, the waterproof battery is capable of preventing water or liquid from intruding into the battery body to cause damage thereto, that is, a built-in capacity to be water-free.06-07-2012
20120141840FUEL SUPPLY AMOUNT ADJUSTMENT FILM, PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD, AND FUEL CELL - A base insulating layer in an FPC board is used as a fuel supply amount adjustment film for a fuel cell. The base insulating layer in the FPC board has a plurality of anisotropic through pores. The anisotropic through pores respectively has openings on one surface and the other surface of the base insulating layer. The respective openings on the one surface and the other surface of the base insulating layer communicate with each other without diverging by a single communication path. The communication path has a shape that can specify a long axis and a short axis perpendicular to the long axis. The long axis extends in a direction intersecting the one surface and the other surface of the base insulating layer at a predetermined angle.06-07-2012
20120196157BATTERY - A battery has a housing (08-02-2012
20090220825Battery Pack and Battery Protection Method - A battery protection operation having higher safety is performed in a battery pack. Presence/absence of plural abnormal states including at least an overcharge state and an overdischarge state based on detected results of voltage between a positive terminal and a negative terminal of a battery cell as well as an overcurrent charge state and an overcurrent discharge state indicating that charge current and discharge current are excessive respectively based on detected results of charge and discharge current of the battery cell are determined at any time and an abnormality determination flag showing a determination result of respective abnormal states as a flag is stored. In addition, control states A to D according to combinations of respective operation states of the a discharge current shut-off circuit selectively shutting off discharge current of the battery cell and a charge current shut-off circuit selectively shutting off charge current of the battery cell are defined, and to which control state the state should be changed will be determined based on a value of the abnormality determination flag.09-03-2009
20110039134HEAT TRANSFER MEMBER FOR BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes a battery cell including a cell tab, a protective circuit board including an internal terminal coupled to the cell tab and a positive temperature coefficient (PTC) device connected to the internal terminal, and a heat transfer member contacting the cell tab. The heat transfer member may be attached to the cell tab as well as the PTC device. Heat generated in the battery cell, the cell tab, and the internal terminal is quickly transferred to the PTC device through the heat transfer member to quickly interrupt current flow when the battery cell is exposed to high temperature. Therefore, the battery pack may have the improved stability and reliability.02-17-2011
20110117393THERMO-MECHANICALLY ACTIVATED CURRENT INTERRUPTER - A safety current interrupter device for a rechargeable cell is provided comprising a deformable material (05-19-2011
20110117390SECONDARY BATTERY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - In order to allow a standardized high-capacity cell to selectively have high-output or high-capacity characteristics, a secondary battery includes a can for accommodating an electrode assembly and an electrolyte; a cap assembly mounted on the can; first metal foil attached on a top surface of the cap assembly or a bottom surface of the can; a circuit protection element attached on the first metal foil; and second metal foil attached on the circuit protection element, wherein a size and a shape of the second metal foil is determined such that a portion of the second metal foil does not overlap the circuit protection element.05-19-2011
20120276420SECONDARY BATTERY PACK OF NOVEL STRUCTURE - Disclosed herein is a secondary battery pack including a battery cell having a first electrode terminal, a second electrode terminal and a pair of coupling grooves formed at the top of a battery case, a protection circuit module (PCM) including a protection circuit board (PCB), connection members A and B connected to the first electrode terminal and the second electrode terminal, respectively, and a safety element, and an electrically insulated top cap having through holes communicating with the respective coupling grooves.11-01-2012
20100304190BATTERY HAVING A/S LABEL AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - Disclosed is a battery in which an A/S label is disposed in a plastic member of the battery and a method for manufacturing the same. According to the present invention, the A/S label is prevented from being separated and disappeared and from being exchanged or modified arbitrarily by a battery user.12-02-2010
20130136956BATTERY PACK - The purpose of the present invention is to improve, using a simple configuration, mechanical and electrical connection precision so a battery pack is properly connected, both mechanically and electrically, to a device. A battery pack detachably mounted in a device for supplying power to the device to operate the device includes at least one rechargeable secondary battery (05-30-2013
20100316893SECONDARY BATTERY INCLUDING PROTECTION CIRCUIT MODULE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A secondary battery including a protection circuit module and a method for manufacturing the secondary battery. The secondary battery includes: a bare cell having an electrode assembly; a protection circuit module having a circuit board having a first coupling pad and a first welding pad spaced apart from each other; and at least one electrode tab joined to the first coupling pad of the circuit board by welding and electrically connected to the electrode assembly. The first coupling pad is electrically connected to the first welding pad.12-16-2010
20110111265PROTECTION CIRCUIT BOARD FOR SECONDARY BATTERY AND SECONDARY BATTERY USING THE SAME - A protection circuit board for a secondary battery is constructed with an electrically insulating substrate, a printed circuit board pattern formed on the electrically insulating substrate, a protection circuit part electrically connected to the printed circuit board pattern, a charge-and-discharge terminal formed on the electrically insulating substrate and electrically connected to the printed circuit board pattern and the protection circuit part, and a test terminal formed on the electrically insulating substrate and electrically connected to the printed circuit board pattern and the protection circuit part. The test terminal is constructed with an electroless plated layer formed on the test terminal.05-12-2011
20090068501Protection circuit board, battery pack including the protection circuit board and method of fabricating the protection circuit board - A protection circuit board resulting in a compact battery pack having a higher capacity than a conventional battery pack of the same size, a battery pack including the protection circuit board and a method of fabricating the protection circuit board includes: a first lead terminal disposed on a first side of the protection circuit board; and a first aperture for exposing the first lead terminal to a second side of the protection circuit board. The battery pack also includes: a bare cell including an electrode terminal; a second lead terminal arranged over the electrode terminal; and a protection circuit board electrically connected to the second lead terminal and the bare cell, and having an aperture for exposing the second lead terminal arranged the first side of the protection circuit board to the second side of the protection circuit board.03-12-2009
20100255351FUSE FOR BATTERY CELLS - A battery system comprises a battery cell having a cell body and a voltage terminal extending out of the cell body and having first and second terminal edges; a busbar to which an upper end of the voltage terminal is electrically connected; and a zipper fuse formed in a portion of the terminal between the cell body and the busbar, wherein the zipper fuse comprises an array of perforations through the voltage terminal and extending across the voltage terminal from the first edge to the second edge.10-07-2010
20110008650BATTERY PACK - A battery pack that prevents a circuit module from being bent and improves durability against an external impact. The battery pack includes a bare cell on which an electrode terminal protrudes from a surface thereof, a circuit module disposed on the surface of the bare cell, a first lead plate coupled to a side of the circuit module, the first lead plate being connected to the surface of the bare cell, and a first holder disposed between the circuit module and the surface of the bare cell, the first holder being coupled to the first lead plate.01-13-2011
20110008653POLYMER BATTERY PACK - A polymer battery pack including: a polymer bare cell; a frame surrounding the polymer bare cell and having protrusions formed on a top thereof; and a case positioned on the top of the frame and having grooves formed on a bottom thereof to correspond to the protrusions. The protrusions and the grooves are coupled to each other.01-13-2011
20110008652SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery is disclosed. The secondary battery comprises a bare cell, a protective circuit module (PCM) comprising a circuit board to control charge and discharge of the bare cell, a connection member electrically connecting the bare cell to the PCM, and a coupling screw coupling the connection member with the bare cell. The circuit board includes a screw hole through which the coupling screws pass.01-13-2011
20110008651BATTERY PACK - A battery pack is disclosed. An embodiment of the battery pack includes a bare cell comprising a first surface, a positive electrode and a negative electrode; a circuit module disposed over the first surface and comprising a positive electrode terminal and a negative electrode terminal; a first lead plate disposed over the first surface and coupled to the positive electrode and the positive electrode terminal; and a second lead plate disposed over the first surface and coupled to the negative electrode and the negative electrode terminal; wherein the first surface of the bare cell is curved, and each lead plate has a curvature conforming to the first surface.01-13-2011
20110014502SECONDARY BATTERY WITH ENHANCED CONNECTION OF PROTECTION CIRCUIT UNIT TO CAP PLATE - In the secondary battery, a lead plate is provided so as not to overlap the position of the sealing unit of the electrolyte injection hole to enhance the fixation of the lead plate to the upper surface of the cap plate of a cap assembly. The position of a connection terminal of a protective circuit unit corresponds to the position of the lead plate and together with the connection terminal shape the connection terminal is prevented from being exposed to the outside during hot-melt molding.01-20-2011
20110039133Secondary battery - A battery includes an external terminal, a thermal fuse, a bare cell, an electrode assembly disposed within the bare cell and electrically coupled to the external terminal via the thermal fuse, such that the thermal fuse electrically disconnects the electrode assembly from the external terminal when a temperature of the battery reaches a predetermined value, a top cover, a protective circuit module within the top cover and on the bare cell, and a thermally insulating top sheet disposed on the thermal fuse, between the thermal fuse and the protective circuit module, the top sheet having a recess configured to receive the thermal fuse, such that the top sheet covers the top surface of the thermal fuse.02-17-2011
20100178532SEAL STRUCTURE AND ASSOCIATED METHOD - A seal structure is provided for an energy storage device. The seal structure includes a first sealing glass composition and a second sealing glass composition joining an ion-conducting first ceramic to an electrically insulating second ceramic. The first sealing glass composition includes less than or equal to about 20 weight percent silica based on the weight of the first sealing glass composition. The second sealing glass composition includes greater than or equal to about 40 weight percent silica based on the weight of the second sealing glass composition. A method for making the seal structure is provided. An article comprising the seal structure is also provided.07-15-2010
20110045321BATTERY PACK CONTAINING PCM EMPLOYED WITH SAFETY MEMBER - Disclosed herein is a battery pack including a battery cell having an electrode assembly of a cathode/separator/anode structure mounted in a battery case together with an electrolyte in a sealed state, and a protection circuit module (PCM) electrically connected to the battery cell, wherein the PCM is provided with a safety device of which a circuit is cut off when temperature is high or a large amount of current flows.02-24-2011
20110244275BATTERY - A battery has an at least partially electrically conducting housing, a first charge carrier, a second charge carrier, and a battery cover. The battery cover encompasses a printed circuit board that has a first circuit board contact and a second circuit board contact. The circuit board contacts are electrically connected to the charge carriers.10-06-2011
20110129701SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery is disclosed. In one embodiment, the secondary battery includes i) a first electrode plate having two opposing surfaces, wherein the first electrode plate comprises a first electrode collector and a first electrode coating portion disposed on at least one of the two surfaces of the first electrode collector and ii) a second electrode plate having two opposing surfaces, wherein the second electrode plate comprises a second electrode collector and a second electrode coating portion disposed on at least one of the two surfaces of the second electrode collector. The secondary battery may further include a separator disposed between the first and second electrode plates and electrically insulating the first and second electrode plates from each other. The first electrode plate may further include a first electrode tab that extends from a first side surface of the first electrode collector, wherein the first side surface connects the two opposing surfaces of the first electrode collector, and wherein the first electrode coating portion extends to an extension region of the first electrode tab. The second electrode plate may further include a second electrode tab that extends from a second side surface of the second electrode collector, where in the second side surface connects the two opposing surfaces of the second electrode collector, and wherein the second electrode coating portion extends to an extension region of the second electrode tab.06-02-2011
20110129695Battery Pack - A battery pack includes a bare cell having a pair of first side portions, a pair of second side portions, and a pair of plane portions, each of which are opposite to each other. The second side portions and the plane portions are connected to ends of the first side portions. A protection circuit module is electrically connected to the bare cell. An inner frame exposes one side portion of the pair of first side portions and accommodates the bare cell. An outer frame exposes the pair of plane portions and accommodates the bare cell, the protection circuit module and the inner frame. In the battery pack, outer ribs extending away from the bare cell are further formed at the inner frame that comes in contact with the pair of second side portions of the bare cell so that the outer frame is surrounded by the outer ribs.06-02-2011
20110129694SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery having a protecting circuit module (PCM) and a secondary protection device. The battery includes a metal tab of the PCM and a metal tab of the secondary protection device that are connected to each other on the top of the PCM. One or more of the tabs are bent to bring the tabs in closer proximity to facilitate welding therebetween.06-02-2011
20110123838SECONDARY BATTERY AND CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY SUITABLE FOR SECONDARY BATTERY - Disclosed are a secondary battery and a circuit board assembly suitable for the secondary battery. The secondary battery includes a bare cell including an electrode terminal, a circuit board electrically connected to the electrode terminal and arranged on a top surface of the bare cell. The circuit board includes an installation part having a smaller thickness than rest of the circuit board. The secondary battery further includes a temperature device installed on the installation part of the circuit board to sense temperature variation of the bare cell.05-26-2011
20110244276STRUCTURE OF THIN BATTERY COVERED BY OUTER PACKAGING FILM, BATTERY PACK, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING BATTERY PACK - To provide a thinner, lighter battery pack and to reduce the cost by eliminating the need for a battery case. A thin battery pack structure using an outer packaging film (battery pack) is constructed by a flat and rectangular shaped battery cell, a flat and rectangular shaped frame portion accommodating the battery cell, a circuit board unit disposed on the outer side surface of the frame portion, a cap portion mounted on one ends of the frame portion and the battery cell so as to sandwich the circuit board unit with the outer side surface of the frame portion, and an outer packaging film for integrally covering the rectangular battery cell and the frame portion.10-06-2011
20110244274BATTERY PACKS - A battery pack includes a circuit board and a battery cell group disposed within a battery case. The battery cell group includes a plurality of cylindrical battery cells staggered from each other so that the battery cell group includes at least a first battery cell stage and a second battery cell stage. The first battery cell stage is positioned on the side of the circuit board. The second battery cell stage is positioned adjacent to the first stage on the side away from the circuit board. The first battery cell stage includes a first battery cell and a second battery cell positioned at opposite ends of the first battery cell stage and a central battery cell positioned between the first and the second battery cell. The central battery cell is spaced from the circuit board by a distance, so that the central battery cell does not interfere with the circuit elements of the circuit board.10-06-2011
20110123839SECONDARY BATTERY AND METHOD OF MAKING SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery and a method for making the secondary battery, which are capable of preventing separation between a metal plating layer and a flexible printed circuit board, and improving adhering force between a battery pack and the flexible printed circuit board, through a structure of a metal plating layer and protective layer of the flexible printed circuit board. The secondary battery includes an insulation layer with a first and second surface, a first line pattern layer formed on the first surface of the insulation layer, a first protective layer formed on the insulation layer and the first line pattern layer to define a first opening that exposes a portion of the first line pattern layer, and a first metal plating layer formed in the first opening. The first protective layer contacts the first line pattern layer and a side surface of the first metal plating layer.05-26-2011
20110129697SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery includes a protection circuit module (PCM) electrically connected to a bare cell. The bare cell is wrapped with a first sheet, a water permeable second sheet placed on the first sheet, and a submergence label placed between the first sheet and the water permeable second sheet. The submergence label indicates if the bare cell has been exposed to moisture. The label sheet further has a stacking structure, wherein the second sheet is placed on top of the first sheet and the submergence label is interposed between the first sheet and the second sheet. Accordingly, it is possible to determine whether a user has disassembled, modified, or reused the battery and it is possible to easily verify whether or not the secondary battery has been submerged in a liquid due to a user's carelessness or mistake.06-02-2011
20110129699Battery pack - A battery pack including a bare cell, the bare cell having a pair of first side portions opposite to each other, a pair of second side portions opposite to each other, and a pair of plane portions opposite to each other, the second side portions and the plane portions being connected to ends of the first side portions; a protection circuit module electrically connected to the bare cell; an inner frame between the bare cell and the protection circuit module, the inner frame accommodating the bare cell and exposing one side portion of the pair of first side portions; and an outer frame, the outer frame accommodating the bare cell, the protection circuit module, and the inner frame and exposing the pair of plane portions.06-02-2011
20110212348BATTERY MODULE AND BATTERY PACK USING THE SAME - A battery module 09-01-2011
20110135968Power Control Module and Battery Pack Including the Same - Disclosed are a power control module and a battery pack having the same. The battery pack includes a housing, a battery cell received in the housing and including a power terminal, a power control module provided at one side thereof with a first connection terminal, provided at an opposite side thereof with a battery connection terminal connected with the power terminal, and having a structure in which chip parts are packaged, and a cell cover coupled with an upper portion of the housing.06-09-2011
20110123840Secondary battery - A secondary battery includes a bare cell, a protective circuit module, a lead plate connecting the protective circuit module with the bare cell, and a cap plate in a top of the bare cell, the cap plate including at least one clad metal layer.05-26-2011
20110086243BATTERY PACK - A battery pack is disclosed. An embodiment of the battery pack includes a bare cell, wherein the bare cell comprises a terminal; a circuit module coupled with the bare cell, wherein the circuit module comprises a protective device; and a cover disposed over the circuit module and coupled with the bare cell; wherein the circuit module comprises a through-hole, the cover comprises a protrusion, the protrusion engages with the through-hole, and the through-hole enables welding of the protective device of the circuit module to the terminal of the bare cell through the through-hole.04-14-2011
20110086245BATTERY PACK - A battery pack including a bare cell including an electrode assembly inserted therein, a holder case fixed to one side of the bare cell, a protective circuit board seated on the holder case and including a protection circuit electrically connected to the bare cell to control charging or discharging thereof, a first metal member fixed to the protective circuit board, and a second metal member fixed to the holder case and connected to the first metal member.04-14-2011
20100178531High efficiency energy conversion and storage systems using carbon nanostructured materials - An energy storage device structure comprises a first electrode layer, an electrolyte layer and a second electrode layer. At least one of the electrode layers comprise a metallic base layer, a layer of carbon nanotubes grown on the base layer and a layer of carbon nanoparticles disposed on the carbon nanotube layer, the carbon nanoparticle layer being arranged to face the electrolyte layer. The structure has much larger width and length than thickness, so it is rolled up or folded and then hermetically sealed to form an energy storage unit. The layer of carbon nanotubes is grown on the metallic base layer by a chemical vapor deposition process at a temperature no higher than 550° C. The carbon nanotubes in the carbon nanotube layer are at least partially aligned in a direction that is perpendicular to the surface of the metallic base layer.07-15-2010
20100178536Battery pack - The present invention relates to a battery pack including a bare cell for charge/discharge of an electric current; a protection circuit board electrically connected to the bare cell and protecting the bare cell against overcharge/discharge thereof; a connector serving as a current path between the bare cell and an external apparatus; a cover frame disposed on the bare cell to cover the protection circuit board; and a connector housing where the connector is disposed and which is exposed to the outside of the cover frame. The assembly strength of the battery pack is improved due to solid mounting of the connector housing on the protection circuit board and non-separable connection of the connector housing and the cover frame.07-15-2010
20100178534BATTERY PACK - A battery pack that includes a bare cell, a protection circuit module arranged on the bare cell and a case arranged on the protection circuit module, wherein the protection circuit module and the case include coupling members to couple the protection circuit module to the case.07-15-2010
20120189875GALVANIC ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS FOR GENERATING ALTERNATING CURRENT ELECTRICTY - Galvanic electrochemical cells (07-26-2012
20120189874PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND FUEL CELL - A conductor layer having a predetermined pattern is formed on a base insulating layer so that its second main surface opposes the base insulating layer. A barrier layer having higher corrosion resistance to acids than that of the conductor layer is formed on its first main surface and a side surface of the conductor layer while the first main surface and the side surface of the conductor layer and the barrier layer are covered with a conductive cover layer.07-26-2012
20120189873BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes a battery cell; a lower case having an opening and a space housing the battery cell; an upper case coupled to the opening of the lower case and having a first coupling hole formed therein; a first lead tab having opposing sides coupled to the upper case, a central region between the opposing sides contacting an interior-facing surface of the upper case and having a second coupling hole, and an intermediate region between each of the opposing sides and the central region, the intermediate region being spaced from the interior-facing surface of the upper case; and a coupling unit coupling the first lead tab to the interior-facing surface of the upper case and penetrating the first coupling hole and the second coupling hole.07-26-2012
20110177362SECONDARY BATTERY AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - Provided are a secondary battery that reduces space restriction during the formation of a protective circuit module (PCM) and improves reliability of a positive temperature coefficient (PTC) device and a method of fabricating the secondary battery. The secondary battery includes a battery cell including a cell tab and the PCM. The PCM includes a circuit board, a first terminal, a second terminal, and the PTC device. The circuit board includes an upwardly exposed external terminal. The first terminal is disposed below the circuit board and has one end connected to the cell tab and the extending other end. The second terminal is disposed below the circuit board and has one end connected to the external terminal and the extending other end. The PTC device is disposed between the first terminal and the second terminal and below the circuit board.07-21-2011
20110081560CURRENT INTERRUPTING DEVICE AND SECONDARY BATTERY INCLUDING CURRENT INTERRUPTING DEVICE - Disclosed are a current interrupting device and a secondary battery including the same. According to an embodiment, a current interrupting device comprises a first terminal; a second terminal; a fuse coupled to the first and second terminals; and a fuse body surrounding an exterior of the fuse to seal the fuse, wherein the first and second terminals include thin portions connected to the fuse, and the thin portions have a thickness less than a thickness of other portions of the first and second terminals.04-07-2011
20110151287BATTERY PACK - A battery pack that does not utilize an insulating tape simplifies a manufacturing processes of external case and furthermore the battery pack has improved resistance against bending. The battery pack includes a chargeable and dischargeable bare cell, a circuit member electrically coupled to the bare cell, and a frame case to cover an entire outside surface of the bare cell excluding a pair of long sides of the bare cell. The frame case includes at least two round parts.06-23-2011
20110151284BATTERY PACK - A battery pack including a reinforcement plate having a metal layer and a heat sealing layer, wherein the reinforcement plate is attached to a battery cell to reinforce the battery cell, thus improving reliability regarding product quality. The battery pack includes a battery cell, a circuit module electrically connected to the battery cell, a top cover installed on an upper portion of the battery cell, and a reinforcement plate attached to the battery cell.06-23-2011
20110104520SECONDARY BATTERY AND BATTERY PACK USING THE SAME - A secondary battery and a battery pack using the same are provided. In the secondary battery, an electrode terminal extending from an electrode assembly is structurally and electrically connected to a lead tab to turn on a circuit, and if swelling arises, the lead tab coupled to a pouch case is spaced apart from the electrode terminal due to expansion of the pouch case to break the structural connection between the electrode terminal and the lead tab, thereby turning off the circuit.05-05-2011
20110097606BATTERY PACK WITH PRECISE DIMENSIONS - The battery pack has a battery cell 04-28-2011
20110097609METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTEGRATED-CIRCUIT BATTERY DEVICES - A combined battery and device apparatus and associated method. This apparatus includes a first conductive layer, a battery comprising a cathode layer; an anode layer, and an electrolyte layer located between and electrically isolating the anode layer from the cathode layer, wherein the anode or the cathode or both include an intercalation material, the battery disposed such that either the cathode layer or the anode layer is in electrical contact with the first conductive layer, and an electrical circuit adjacent face-to-face to and electrically connected to the battery. Some embodiments further include a photovoltaic cell and/or thin-film capacitor. In some embodiments, the substrate includes a polymer having a melting point substantially below 700 degrees centigrade. In some embodiments, the substrate includes a glass. For example, some embodiments include a battery deposited directly on the back of a liquid-crystal display (LCD) device.04-28-2011
20110097608PCM assembly and prismatic type secondary battery using the same - A protection circuit module (PCM) assembly for use with a battery cell includes a base circuit board on which a plurality of electronic elements are mounted, and a first electrode output terminal formed on the base circuit board. The PCM assembly is to be coupled to a top portion of the battery cell and electrically connected to the first electrode lead and the second electrode lead. The first electrode output terminal is to be directly connected to a first terminal of an external device and to be electrically connected to an electrode terminal of the battery cell to form a first output stage. A second electrode lead at a side of the base circuit board is to be directly connected to a second terminal of the external device and is to be connected to the can or the cap plate to form a second output stage.04-28-2011
20110086242BATTERY PACK AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes a battery cell including a case and at least one cell tab, the case including a lip, the cell tab protruding through the lip, and a protective circuit module including a circuit board located at a top side of the lip, at least one electrode tab located on the circuit board, and at least one circuit device located at the circuit board, and the at least one cell tab is connected to the at least one electrode tab.04-14-2011
20110086244SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery that includes a lower case and a label that are securely adhered to each other. The secondary battery includes a bare cell that receives an electrode assembly and having one end to which an electrode terminal is exposed, a protective circuit module electrically connected to the electrode terminal to control charging and discharging, an upper case accommodating the protective circuit module and installed at an upper portion of the bare cell, a hollow label having its top and bottom ends opened, accommodating the bare cell and including a bent portion adhered to the upper case at the top end and bent to extend inward at the bottom end, and a lower case sealing the bottom end of the label.04-14-2011
20110081559LOW NOISE BATTERY - A method and battery are provided comprising a case having a first electrode and a second electrode, a first conductor having a first portion for directing a first current from a first electrode, a second conductor having a first portion for directing a second current from a second electrode, a second portion of the first conductor for carrying the first current in a first direction, and a third portion of the first conductor for carrying the first current respectively in a second direction. The first portion of the first conductor and the first portion of the second conductor are substantially symmetric and proximate. The second portion and the third portion are outside a case, and the first direction is substantially opposite from the second direction. The second portion and the third portion are proximate and separated by an insulator.04-07-2011
20110070466SECONDARY BATTERY PACK PROVIDING EXCELLENT PRODUCTIVITY AND STRUCTURAL STABILITY - Disclosed herein is a secondary battery pack including a battery cell having an electrode assembly mounted in a battery case together with an electrolyte, the battery case having an open top sealed by a top cap, a protection circuit module having a protection circuit for controlling overcharge, overdischarge, and overcurrent of the battery cell, an insulative mounting member constructed in a structure in which the protection circuit module is loaded at a top of the insulative mounting member, the insulative mounting member being mounted to the top cap of the battery cell, and an insulative cap coupled to an upper end of the battery cell for covering the insulative mounting member in a state in which the protection circuit module is loaded on the insulative mounting member, wherein the top cap is provided with a pair of protrusion-type electrode terminals (a first protrusion-type electrode terminal and a second protrusion-type electrode terminal) connected to a cathode and an anode of the electrode assembly, respectively, the insulative mounting member is provided with through-holes corresponding to the protrusion-type electrode terminals, the protection circuit module is provided with through-holes corresponding to the protrusion-type electrode terminals, and the coupling of the insulative mounting member and the protection circuit module to the battery cell is achieved by successively fixedly inserting the protrusion-type electrode terminals through the through-holes of the insulative mounting member and the protection circuit module.03-24-2011
20110076520Secondary battery - Disclosed is a secondary battery that includes a bare cell, a first circuit module, and a second circuit module. The bare cell includes an electrode terminal connected to one type of polarity of the battery and a plate terminal connected to another type of polarity of the battery. The first and second circuit modules are disposed on an upper surface of the plate terminal, and are disposed at opposite sides of the electrode terminal. External terminals, which are mounted on the second circuit module and are electrically coupled to an external device, are positioned higher than the electrode terminal. This structure of the battery minimizes the size of the battery.03-31-2011
20110076522PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND FUEL CELL - An FPC board includes a base insulating layer. The base insulating layer is composed of a first insulating portion and a second insulating portion. A bend portion is provided in the first insulating portion. A conductor layer is formed on one surface of the base insulating layer. The conductor layer is composed of a collector portion and a drawn-out conductor portion. A cover layer is formed to cover the conductor layer. A liquid crystal polymer is used as a material for the base insulating layer.03-31-2011
20110076521BATTERY UNIT AND SECONDARY BATTERY ASSEMBLY EQUIPPED WITH THE BATTERY UNIT - According to one embodiment, a battery unit includes a first cell unit, a second cell unit and a third cell unit arranged adjacent to the first cell unit, respectively. Each cell unit includes a plurality of secondary battery cells, and the respective secondary battery cells are formed of a main body of a substantially rectangular solid shape and a pair of first and second electrodes of different polarities each other pulled out from one end of the main body. A first bus bar connects the first electrodes of the first cell unit and the second electrodes of the second cell unit in a first line, and a second bus bar connects the second electrodes of the first cell unit and the first electrodes of the third cell unit in a second line.03-31-2011
20110070467Battery with a plurality of flat cells forming a cell assembly - The invention relates to a battery (B) with a plurality of flat cells (03-24-2011
20110059337PROTECTION CIRCUIT FOR SECONDARY BATTERY, BATTERY PACK, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A protection circuit for protecting a secondary battery includes a temperature detector unit detecting a secondary battery temperature to output a detected signal indicating the detected temperature, an overcharge alarm determination unit determining whether the temperature is equal to or above an upper limit of a standard-temperature range based on the detected signal, and subsequently selecting a first overcharge alarm voltage when the temperature is below the upper limit thereof, or a second overcharge alarm voltage when the temperature is equal to or above the upper limit thereof to output a signal indicating whether a secondary battery voltage is equal to or above the selected one of the first and second overcharge alarm voltages, and an alarm signal generator unit generating, when the secondary battery voltage is equal to or above the selected one of the first and second overcharge alarm voltages, an alarm signal based on the output signal.03-10-2011
20110151288METAL TAB AND SECONDARY BATTERY USING THE SAME - A secondary battery and a manufacturing method thereof, the secondary battery including a bare cell having an electrode terminal connected thereto; a protection circuit board (PCB) substrate; and a metal tab to connect the PCB substrate to the electrode terminal, disposed in an accommodating groove of the PCP substrate. The metal tab includes wing portions laid across the accommodating groove, a terminal contact portion that comes in contact with the electrode terminal, and curved portions disposed between the terminal contact portion and the wing portions.06-23-2011
20120202092DISABLING A POWER PACK FROM A HOST DEVICE - This document discusses, among other things, a method for disabling an internal power pack comprising receiving a command from an external source at a processor for a portable electronic device. The command can instruct the portable electronic device to disable an internal power pack for the portable electronic device. The method also includes sending a signal from the processor to the internal power pack to disable the internal power pack in response to the command.08-09-2012
20120148878Battery Park - A battery pack that includes a secondary battery, a resin structure including the secondary battery, and a flat-shaped, contactless power transfer coil embedded at a first face side of the resin structure. The resin structure contains a magnetic material at least at the first face side thereof.06-14-2012
20120148877Battery Pack for Integrating Multiple Single Batteries - A battery integration module or pack includes a first positioning plate for positioning the multiple single batteries in formation for integration at one end of the battery formation, a second positioning plate for positioning the multiple single batteries in formation for integration at the opposite end of the battery formation, the first and second plates aligned together over the formation of batteries to form a battery holder frame, a first printed circuit board (PCB) mounted to the outside surface of the first positioning plate, and a second printed circuit board (PCB) mounted to the outside surface of the second positioning plate. The first and or second printed circuit boards include conductive contact surfaces accessible to the battery terminals of the multiple single batteries in formation wherein contact between the contact surfaces of the printed circuit boards and the battery terminals is mitigated by intermediate conductive components.06-14-2012
20110250475BATTERY PACK AND METHOD FOR MAKING SAME - A battery pack includes: a battery having a main surface; and a resin layer capable of being integrated with an armor member armoring the battery so that at least a part of the main surface of the battery is exposed and covering the main surface of the battery, wherein the resin layer is formed by curing a reaction curable resin having a viscosity of not less than 80 mPa·second to less than 1000 mPa·second and a thickness of the resin layer on the main surface of the battery ranges from 0.05 mm to smaller than 0.4 mm.10-13-2011
20110250476BATTERY PACKS - A battery pack includes a battery case, a cell assembly including a plurality of battery cells accommodated in the battery case, a circuit board disposed within the battery case, and a plurality of lead members electrically connecting between the circuit board and the battery cells. The lead members extend across at least one space positioned between the circuit board and the battery cells.10-13-2011
20100261041Rechargeable battery - In a rechargeable battery, a case is combined with an upper surface of a bare cell by being fixed to a lead plate electrically coupling a protection circuit board of a protection circuit module to the bare cell. Alternatively, the case is combined with the bare cell by being fixed to the protection circuit board so as not to be separated from the bare cell, thereby improving the reliability of the products.10-14-2010
20110250474SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery comprises a bare cell comprising an electrode assembly and a pouch housing the electrode assembly, wherein the bare cell comprises a first side at one end of the bare cell; a molded portion covering at least a part of the first side of the bare cell; and a circuit module disposed over the molded portion.10-13-2011
20110250473SECONDARY BATTERY PACK - A second battery pack is provided. Since a plurality of wires electrically connected to the output terminals of a PCB are installed surrounding at least a part of the PCB, the tensile strength of the wires may be improved.10-13-2011
20110151285Battery pack and method for fabricating the same - A battery pack and a method for fabricating the same are provided. The battery pack includes a plurality of battery cells connected in series or in parallel to each other, a protective circuit module (PCM) controlling charging and discharging of the plurality of battery cells, and a coverlay electrically connecting the plurality of battery cells to the PCM, wherein the coverlay includes a plurality of wires, each of the plurality of wires includes battery connecting pads provided at its one end, the battery connecting pads connected to the battery cells, and module connecting pads provided at it's the other end, the module connecting pads connected to the PCM, and a solder layer is formed on the battery connecting pads.06-23-2011
20110151286High performance energy storage devices - A lead-acid battery comprising: 06-23-2011
20090317664ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY SOURCE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING OF SUCH AN ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY SOURCE - An electrochemical energy source, comprising: a substrate, and at least one stack deposited onto said substrate, the stack comprising at least the active layers: an anode, a cathode, and an intermediate solid-state electrolyte separating said anode and said cathode. An electronic device provided with an electrochemical energy source according to the invention and a method for the manufacturing of an electrochemical source according to the invention.12-24-2009
20110151283THIN FILM LITHIUM-BASED BATTERIES AND ELECTROCHROMIC DEVICES FABRICATED WITH NANOCOMPOSITE ELECTRODE MATERIALS - Thin-film lithium-based batteries and electrochromic devices (06-23-2011
20090317665Secondary battery - A secondary battery including an electrode assembly having a positive electrode and a negative electrode, a can accommodating the electrode assembly and electrically connected to one of the positive electrode and negative electrode, a cap assembly sealing a top opening of the can, and a discharge inducing member configured to electrically connect the can and the other of the positive electrode and negative electrode and cause current drain when the secondary battery is compressed.12-24-2009
20110177363INTEGRAL CAP ASSEMBLY HAVING PROTECTIVE CIRCUIT MODULE, AND SECONDARY BATTERY COMPRISING THE SAME - An integral cap assembly comprising a top cap mounted as a base plate to an opening of a battery can and a cap subassembly including a protective circuit module and the like integrally mounted on the top cap, a method for manufacturing a secondary battery comprising the same, and a secondary battery manufactured thereby are disclosed. The cap assembly is provided as an integral member comprising the top cap acting as the base plate, and the cap subassembly having the protective circuit module provided thereon, thereby simplifying a manufacturing process of the battery while minimizing frequency of defective products. Additionally, the integral cap assembly is manufactured through insert injection molding, thereby providing notable advantages over the conventional technology.07-21-2011
20100297478Lead Acid Battery - An object of the invention is to provide a lead acid battery having a liquid surface sensor (11-25-2010
20110256428BATTERY PACK - The present invention provides a battery pack which comprises a case for defining a space; a first and second cell boxes set inside the space for accepting battery cells; a first, second and third conductors for electrically connecting the electrodes of the battery cells set in the first and second cell boxes; a conductive layout formed on the inside surface of the case for electrically connecting the battery cells; and a circuit board disposed in the space and connected with the battery cells through the conductive layout and the first, second and third conductors. The first cell box, the second cell box, the circuit board and/or at least one of the battery cells is capable of being taken apart from the battery pack and replaced in a non-destructive way.10-20-2011
20110020672SECONDARY BATTERY PACK HAVING EXCELLENT ENERGY DENSITY AND PCM ASSEMBLY THEREFOR - Disclosed herein is a secondary battery pack including a battery cell, and a protection circuit module (PCM) assembly, configured in a specific structure, coupled to the top of the battery cell. The secondary battery pack includes a battery cell having an electrode assembly mounted in a battery case together with an electrolyte in a sealed state, a protection circuit module (PCM) assembly including a PCM and connection members, the PCM assembly being provided with a through-hole for connection, an insulative mounting member mounted at the top of the battery cell, an insulative cap coupled to an upper end of the battery cell. One of the connection members, i.e., the connection member (A), protrudes from one end of the PCM assembly such that a region of the connection member (A) electrically connected to the battery cell is exposed upward from the PCM assembly. The other connection member, i.e., the connection member (B), is coupled to the bottom of the PCM such that at least a portion of the connection member (B) is exposed upward from the PCM assembly through the through-hole for connection. The electrical connection between the connection members and the electrode terminals of the battery cell is achieved at the top of the PCM while the insulative mounting member and the PCM assembly are loaded on the battery cell.01-27-2011
20110027621Instrumented fluid-surfaced electrode - An electrochemical device (such as a battery) includes at least one electrode having a fluid surface and one or more sensors configured to detect an operating condition of the device. Fluid-directing structures may modulate flow or retain fluid in response to the sensors. An electrolyte within the device may also include an ion-transport fluid, for example infiltrated into a porous solid support.02-03-2011
20100330398Semiconductor device, battery protection circuit and battery pack - A bidirectional Trench Lateral Power MOSFET (TLPM) can achieve a high breakdown voltage and a low on-resistance. A plurality of straight-shaped islands having circular portions at both ends are surrounded by a trench arrangement. The islands provide first n source regions and a second n source region is formed on the outside of the islands. With such a pattern, the breakdown voltage in the case where the first n source regions are at a high potential can be higher than the breakdown voltage in the case where the second n source region is at a high potential. Alternatively, in the case of not changing the breakdown voltage, the on-resistance can be reduced.12-30-2010
20100330399FLEXIBLE BATTERY CONTAINER AND METHOD OF USE - A flashlight apparatus including a body portion formed from a woven material, the body portion having a longitudinal length and forming at least part of an adjustable cavity for containing at least one battery, and a head portion coupled to the body portion and having at least one of an illumination source for providing illumination and a connector for connecting the flashlight to another device. Accordingly, the flashlight can supply power to the another device. The body portion can adjust (e.g., its length and diameter—or area) to the size and number of battery cells contained therein.12-30-2010
20110052942ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR BATTERY, NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE BATTERY AND BATTERY PACK - According to one embodiment, an active material for a battery includes a titanium composite oxide. The titanium composite oxide contains a monoclinic β-type titanium composite oxide as its main phase and has a ratio (A03-03-2011
20110052941SECONDARY BATTERY AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A secondary battery secondary battery includes a bare cell having an electrode terminal, and a protective circuit module having a circuit board and a lead plate. The protective circuit module is electrically connected to the bare cell such that the electrode terminal and the circuit board are connected to each other through the lead plate. The lead plate includes a first plate mounted on the circuit board, and a second plate foldably connected to the first plate.03-03-2011
20110052940SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery, including a bare cell, a protective circuit module (PCM) disposed on a top surface of the bare cell, the PCM comprising an external terminal a top surface thereof, and a printed circuit board (PCB) terminal disposed on the external terminal, the PCB terminal being electrically connected to the external terminal and an external device.03-03-2011
20110052939SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery, including a cylindrical bare cell including a cylindrical can and a cap assembly coupled with the cylindrical can, wherein the cap assembly forms a first electrode and the cylindrical can forms a second electrode; a protective circuit module (PCM) separated from the cap assembly, connected to the cap assembly by a first connecting tab, and connected to the cylindrical can by a second connecting tab; a first external terminal provided on a top of the PCM; and a second external terminal electrically connected to the PCM and provided on a bottom surface of the cylindrical can.03-03-2011
20110052938SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery includes a module frame capable of supporting a protection circuit module in a stable manner. The secondary battery includes a bare cell including a cap plate, a protection circuit module, and a module frame provided between the cap plate and the protection circuit module to support the protection circuit module. The module frame is made of a conductive material to electrically connect the cap plate and the protection circuit module to each other.03-03-2011
20110070465PROTECTION CIRCUIT MODULE AND BATTERY INCLUDING THE PROTECTION CIRCUIT MODULE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE BATTERY - This document describes a protection circuit module including an integrated protection circuit chip and a secondary battery. According to execution examples in this document, the foregoing integrated protection circuit chip is attached at the bottom of a protection circuit module, and penetration hole equivalent to the projection of a battery cell is formed in the center of the protection circuit module. With this protection circuit module, it is possible to have a battery that the integrated protection circuit chip of the protection circuit module is included in the groove which is formed in the battery cell, and the projection of the battery cell is inserted into the penetration hole of the protection circuit module.03-24-2011
20110135971Secondary Battery - A secondary battery comprises an electrode assembly including a first electrode, a second electrode, a separator interposed between the first electrode and the second electrode for insulating the first electrode and the second electrode from each other, a first electrode tab extending from one side of the first electrode, a second electrode tab extending from one side of the second electrode, and a pouch including a body and a cover. The body of the pouch includes a receiving part for accommodating the electrode assembly, and a body sealing part extending from the receiving part. The cover of the pouch includes a covering part corresponding to the receiving part of the body, and a cover sealing part corresponding to the body sealing part. At least two insulation layers and a conductive layer interposed between the insulation layers are provided at the body and the cover of the pouch, respectively. The first electrode tab and the second electrode tab are electrically connected to the conductive layers of the body and the cover of the pouch, respectively.06-09-2011
20110135969BATTERY PACK - A battery pack including a bare cell; a protection circuit module electrically coupled to the bare cell; an outer frame accommodating the bare cell and the protection circuit module, wherein a first surface of a first side of the outer frame contacts the protection circuit module; and a first projection on a second surface of the first side of the outer frame opposite to the first surface.06-09-2011
20110135970CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE MODULE AND BATTERY MODULE USING THE SAME - A circuit substrate module and a battery module using the circuit substrate module are disclosed. The battery module includes: a plurality of battery units, wherein each battery unit comprises a plurality of battery cells, a case for accommodating the plurality of battery cells, a plurality of electrode terminals, and a plurality of communication connectors coupled to the battery cells and protruding out of the case; a circuit substrate module mounted on the plurality of battery units and comprising a circuit substrate, wherein a plurality of circuit substrate connectors are coupled to the plurality of communication connectors, wherein the plurality of circuit substrate connectors are coupled to a single external connector that is configured to be coupled to an external device.06-09-2011
20100323225SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery, including a bare cell provided with coupling portion, a protection circuit module provided with a circuit board, and connecting member electrically connecting the bare cell to the protection circuit module. The coupling portion has a contact recess. The protection circuit module is adapted to control the charging/discharging of the bare cell. the connecting member has a bare cell connecting portion. The bare cell connecting portion has an insertion portion inserted into the contact recess.12-23-2010
20100323224SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery. A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly; a can containing the electrode assembly and including a plate, a wall extending from the plate in a first direction to a first end and defining a first cavity having a first opening opposite the plate, and a first extension wall extending from the first end in the first direction to a second end, the first extension wall defining a second cavity having a second opening opposite the plate; and a cap assembly comprising a cap plate and sealing the first cavity at the first opening.12-23-2010
20100323226BATTERY PACK - A battery pack that includes a holder to accommodate bare cells and a lead plate electrically connected to the holder. The lead plate includes female and male coupling members such that the holder is easily assembled with the lead plate and an error occurring when the holder and the lead plate are coupled with each other may be prevented. The lead plate may not separate from the holder after assembling the holder with the lead plate.12-23-2010
20110097607HOLDER CASE AND BATTERY PACK HAVING THE SAME - A holder case for a battery pack is disclosed. The holder case includes two pieces which are selectively engageable so that the length of the holder case can be varied.04-28-2011
20100159287SECONDARY BATTERY INCLUDING PROTECTION CIRCUIT MODULE - Disclosed is a secondary battery that enhances the coupling strength between a protection circuit module and a bare cell. The secondary battery includes: a bare cell; and a protection circuit module including a circuit board and at least one coupling member coupling the circuit board to the bare cell by welding, the coupling member including a first coupling portion having a substantially plate-like shape coupled to the bare cell by welding and at least a through-hole formed inside the edge of the first coupling portion.06-24-2010
20100159291SECONDARY BATTERY WITH PROTECTION CIRCUIT MODULE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A secondary battery with a protection circuit module and a manufacturing method thereof are disclosed. The secondary battery includes a bare cell, and a protection circuit board including a circuit board and a coupling member positioned at least one side in the longitudinal direction of the circuit board to couple the circuit board to the bare cell. The coupling member includes a coupler fixed to the circuit board, and first and second supports respectively extending from the coupler and spaced apart from each other in the longitudinal direction of the circuit board.06-24-2010
20100159289SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery includes a cylindrical bare cell including a cylindrical can configured as a first electrode and an electrode cap configured as a second electrode, the electrode cap coupled with the cylindrical can and a protection circuit module including a circuit board facing the electrode cap, a first electrode tab electrically connecting the circuit board to the cylindrical and a second electrode tab electrically connecting the circuit board to the electrode cap of the cylindrical bare cell.06-24-2010
20100159288CAP ASSEMBLY AND SECONDARY BATTERY HAVING THE SAME - Provided are a cap assembly for a secondary battery. The cap assembly includes a cap-up, a PTC thermistor disposed under the cap-up, a vent disposed under the PTC thermistor, and an insulating plate disposed between the vent and the cap-up and preventing contact between the vent and the PTC thermistor. Here, the vent includes a curling part bent to cover an external surface of the insulating plate. Further, the secondary battery includes an electrode assembly, a can accommodating the electrode assembly and having an opening, and the cap assembly which seals the can.06-24-2010
20100196745BATTERY PACK AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A battery pack and a method of manufacturing the same. The battery pack includes: a package member formed of a laminate strengthened sheet; and a support plate coupled to at least a portion of the package member to form a case having a space for receiving an electrode assembly. The manufacturing method of the battery pack includes: forming an electrode assembly; forming a case for receiving the electrode assembly by coupling a solid support plate to at least a portion of a package member formed of a laminate strengthened sheet; inserting the electrode assembly into the case; and electrically connecting the electrode assembly to a terminal assembly.08-05-2010
20100196744Integrated Electronic Device and Methods of Making the Same - An integrated electronic device, and its method of manufacture, are provided. The integrated electronic device can include an electronic assembly, such as an active RFID assembly, that is electrically coupled to a thin printed flexible electrochemical cell. In one example, the electronic assembly and the electrochemical battery are provided on a single substrate. In one example method of manufacture, the entire cell to be made on a printing press to integrate the battery directly with the electronic assembly.08-05-2010
20120034496HIGH CURRENT CONNECTION DEVICE FOR ENERGY STORAGE - The present invention relates to a high current connection device for contacting multiple energy storage units of an energy storage in parallel and/or in series, having the following characteristics: two poles for connecting the high current connection device to a current consumer, at least two positive terminal contacting connections for connecting to positive terminals of the energy storage units, at least two negative terminal contacting connections for connecting to negative terminals of the energy storage units, a printed circuit board for receiving the poles, the positive terminal contacting connections and the negative terminal contacting connections, and wherein each positive terminal contacting connection is assigned to one negative terminal contacting connection and one energy storage unit. Furthermore, the present invention relates to an energy storage in particular for hybrid vehicles, comprising multiple energy storage units, wherein the energy storage units are electrically connected in parallel and/or in series to each other by the high current connection device described above, and/or wherein the energy storage can be connected to a current consumer via the high current connection device.02-09-2012
20110189507EXTENDED ENERGY STORAGE UNIT - An integrated energy storage unit includes a container and a battery housed within the container. The battery includes a positive battery terminal, a negative battery terminal, and a battery electrolyte. A capacitor is housed within the container, separate from the battery. The capacitor includes a positive capacitor terminal, a negative capacitor terminal, and a capacitor electrolyte. A plurality of connectors electrically couple the battery and the capacitor in parallel. A positive lead is electrically coupled to the positive battery terminal and the positive capacitor terminal. The positive lead extends from the container. A negative lead is electrically coupled to the negative battery terminal and the negative capacitor terminal. The negative lead extends from the container.08-04-2011
20100190040Use Extender Device - The use extender device (07-29-2010
20110189509FRAME MEMBER AND BATTERY PACK EMPLOYED WITH THE SAME - Disclosed herein are a frame member including an upper frame member having one major surface to which a protection circuit module (PCM) is mounted, and a lower frame member coupled with the upper frame member, the upper and lower frame members being provided at opposite major surfaces thereof with semi-cylindrical battery receiving parts corresponding to outer surfaces of the cylindrical unit cells mounted between the upper and lower frame members, a spacer provided at opposite major surfaces of a rectangular frame with pluralities of semi-cylindrical battery receiving parts corresponding to outer surfaces of the cylindrical batteries, the battery receiving parts being partially open such that the battery receiving parts communicate with neighboring battery receiving parts on the same plane, and a battery pack including the frame member and the spacer.08-04-2011
20110189508PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND FUEL CELL INCLUDING THE SAME - Collector portions, connection conductor portions and drawn-out conductor portions are formed on one surface of a base insulting layer of an FPC board. The collector portions, the connection conductor portions and the drawn-out conductor portions are covered with cover layers. The cover layers contain a resin composition. The resin composition has moisture permeability of not more than 150 g/(m08-04-2011
20110171499SLIM LINE BATTERY PACK - A battery pack is configured to reduce weight, enhance battery identification, ensure proper placement of a lid retaining the battery, and facilitate battery pack removal. The battery pack has one or more cells that lack an outer coverage except for a polymer sheathing. The battery pack includes a mating notch on a terminal plate and may include a fingernail notch and/or one or more guide rails. The fingernail notch may be a single depression formed to allow a fingernail to slip onto the battery pack, may be a single depression and a ledge that are side-by-side, or may be formed of multiple ledges and/or depressions. There may be a single guide rail or multiple guide rails. Each guide rail preferably has a hollow interior section that is crossed by one or more ribs or segments.07-14-2011
20120308849BATTERY ASSEMBLY - The invention concerns a battery assembly (12-06-2012
20100028723POWER CELL APPARATUS WITH THREE DIMENSIONAL INTERCONNECT - An integrated power cell having three dimensional interconnected component cells is provided. The integrated power cell includes a plurality of individual battery cells connected in serial and parallel form to create a battery pack. The battery back is coupled to control circuitry by low resistance lead connections. The cell includes a plurality of blocks of individual component batteries, each battery having a positive terminal and a negative terminal. A first compound connector couples all of the positive terminals of a first block of cells to each other and to all of the negative terminals of a second, adjacent block of cells. A second compound connector couples all of the negative terminals of the first block of cells to each other and to all of the positive terminals of a third, adjacent block of cells. A compound positive lead connector couples one set of terminals and a compound negative lead connector coupled another set of terminals to an input circuit and an output circuit.02-04-2010
20110117394POUCH TYPE SECONDARY BATTERY - A pouch type secondary battery which can prevent a cut portion from electrically contacting a protective circuit module, thereby preventing an electrical short circuit and acceleration of corrosion of a core material and enhancing safety includes an electrode assembly having a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate, and a separator; a pouch case made of a flexible material, and having a container, insulated at least on its inner surface and accommodating the electrode assembly, and sealing portions along an edge of the container, the sealing portions including a first sealing portion through which electrode taps of the electrode assembly extend from the pouch case, and a second sealing portion and a third sealing portion respectively positioned at opposite sides of the first sealing portion, the second an third sealing portions being folded at least one time; a protective circuit module connected to the electrode tips and mounted on an outer surface of the first sealing portion; and a short circuit protector formed in at least one among the first through third sealing portions to prevent an electrical short circuit between each sealing portion and the protective circuit module.05-19-2011
20110117392SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery including a bare cell having an electrode terminal provided at a side of the bare cell and a cap plate insulated from the electrode terminal; a protective circuit module provided on a surface of the bare cell and electrically connected to the electrode terminal and the cap plate; a secondary protective element connecting the electrode terminal to the protective circuit module and provided between the bare cell and the protective circuit module; and a holder provided between the bare cell and the protective circuit module to support the protective circuit module, and including an accommodation part accommodating the secondary protective element, wherein at least one of the holder or the protective circuit module includes at least one passage.05-19-2011
20120301749CELL ASSEMBLY AND BATTERY SYSTEM - The purpose of the present invention is to provide a cell assembly in which single cells composed of secondary cells can be compactly linked, the single cells can be securely fixed in place so as not to become misaligned with each other; and to obtain a battery system in which cell assembly modules using the cell assembly can be compactly assembled. Cell assemblies (M11-29-2012
20120301748BATTERY PACK - A battery pack having a can housing having an electrode assembly and electrolyte, this can may include a cap plate coupled to an open end of the can. A recess is provided on a surface of the cap plate. A metal plate made of a material different from the cap plate is embedded in the recess. The metal plate includes a plurality grooves on at least one surface.11-29-2012
20120301747BATTERY PACK - The battery pack includes: a battery cell including a cell tab; a housing configured to accommodate the battery cell; a middle cover configured to close the housing in a state where the cell tab extends outward through the middle cover; a bus bar electrically connected to the cell tab extending outward through the middle cover; a sensing circuit board disposed on the bus bar and electrically connected to the bus bar; an isolation plate coupled to the middle cover to cover the bus bar and the sensing circuit board; and a battery management system disposed on the isolation plate and electrically connected to the sensing circuit board.11-29-2012
20110305926BATTERY PROTECTING CIRCUIT, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND BATTERY PACK - A battery pack is disclosed. The battery pack has an analog front end which senses if a failure occurs in a microcontroller, and interrupts charging and discharging of the battery in response to the failure.12-15-2011
20110305925BATTERY PACK AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - A battery pack blocks a current flowing between battery cells coupled in parallel among a plurality of battery cells coupled in series and in parallel while measuring voltages so as to prevent a battery cell in a low-voltage state from being automatically charged through a battery cell coupled in parallel to the battery cell in a low-voltage state, and the battery pack accurately determines whether there is an abnormal battery cell by detecting voltages of battery cells coupled in series, thereby performing accurate measurement.12-15-2011
20120148876BATTERY MODULE - The present disclosure provides a battery module comprising: a battery pack having at least one single battery and at least one power splicer; a sampling module having a flexible circuit board, wherein at least one voltage sampling terminal and temperature sensor are disposed on the flexible circuit board, the temperature sensor being connected with the power splicer, the voltage sampling terminal being electrically connected with the power splicer; and a shell to enclose the battery pack and the sampling module.06-14-2012
20080248335Bipolar Battery Cell and Assembled Battery For a Vehicle - The invention relates to a bipolar battery cell having a built-in discharge circuit that can automatically balance the charged conditions. The bipolar battery cell includes a plurality of bipolar electrodes, each including a collector having a positive-electrode layer on one surface and a negative-electrode layer on another surface. The bipolar battery cell further includes a plurality of electrolyte layers that exchange ions between the bipolar electrodes, and a discharge circuit that electrically connects adjacent bipolar electrodes. The discharge circuit is provided on the same surface of at least one layer of the positive-electrode layers, the negative-electrode layers, or the electrolyte layers. Multiple bipolar battery cells are combined to form an assembled battery for vehicular applications.10-09-2008
20090029193CID retention device for Li-ion cell - A low pressure current interrupt device (CID) activates at a minimal threshold internal gauge pressure in a range of, for example, between about 4 kg/cm01-29-2009
20110111264PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND FUEL CELL - A rectangular collector portion is formed on each of a first insulating portion and a second insulating portion. A cover layer is provided on the first insulating portion to cover the collector portion, and a cover layer is provided on the second insulating portion to cover the collector portion. A seal region is provided on the first insulating portion to surround the cover layer. A seal region is provided on the second insulating portion to surround the cover layer. Rectangular drawn-out conductor portions are formed on the back surface of the base insulating layer. The collector portion and the drawn-out conductor portion are electrically connected to each other, and the collector portion and the drawn-out conductor portion are electrically connected to each other.05-12-2011
20120040209SECONDARY BATTERY PACK OF NOVEL STRUCTURE - Disclosed herein is a secondary battery pack including a battery cell including first and second electrode terminals of specific structures, a protection circuit module (PCM) including connection members A and B connected to the first and second electrode terminals and an electrically insulated top cap, wherein a connection portion of the connection member B connected to the second electrode terminal of the battery cell is located at the bottom of the PCB so that the connection member B is electrically connected to the second electrode terminal via the safety element, the connection member A is coupled to the bottom of the PCB in a state in which the connection member A protrudes from one end of the PCB in the lateral direction so that a connection portion of the connection member A connected to the first electrode terminal of the battery cell is exposed through a corresponding one of the through holes formed at the top cap, a coupling hole is formed at the protruding portion of the connection member A, and wherein coupling members are coupled into the respective coupling grooves of the battery cell through the through holes of the top cap in a state in which the PCM and the top cap are disposed at the top of the battery cell, and the connection member A is mechanically coupled and electrically connected to the first electrode terminal by a corresponding one of the coupling members.02-16-2012
20110064975Rechargeable Battery - In a rechargeable battery, a case is combined with an upper surface of a bare cell by being fixed to a lead plate electrically coupling a protection circuit board of a protection circuit module to the bare cell. Alternatively, the case is combined with the bare cell by being fixed to the protection circuit board so as not to be separated from the bare cell, thereby improving the reliability of the products.03-17-2011
20110064974BATTERY PACK - A battery pack that includes a bare cell, a bottom case and a resin part disposed on a lower surface of the bare cell. The bottom case has a number of holes. The resin part is disposed on a surface of the bare cell affixing the bottom case to the bare cell. Further, a number of protrusions is provided and composed of the same material as the resin part in which each protrusion corresponds to a hole. The protrusions and the holes have a circular, tetragonal or polygonal cross sectional shape in which upon thermal compression of the protrusions the bottom case is solidly coupled to the resin part.03-17-2011
20110064973ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY AND SECONDARY BATTERY INCLUDING THE SAME - Provided are an electrode assembly and a secondary battery including the same. The electrode assembly includes a positive electrode having a positive electrode coating portion, a negative electrode having a negative electrode coating portion, and a separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode. The negative electrode coating portion includes lithium titanate oxide (LTO). An area of the positive electrode coating portion is larger than that of the negative electrode coating portion. Accordingly, all materials in the LTO contained in the negative electrode coating portion participate in charge/discharge operations, so that generation of gas due to an additional reaction occurring between LTO and electrolyte may be suppressed, thereby effectively preventing the secondary battery from swelling.03-17-2011
20110064972SECONDARY BATTERY PACK OF COMPACT STRUCTURE - Disclosed herein is a secondary battery pack including a battery cell having an electrode assembly mounted in a battery case together with an electrolyte, a protection circuit module (PCM) having a protection circuit for controlling overcharge, overdischarge, and overcurrent of the battery cell, an insulative mounting member mounted to a top cap of the battery cell, and an insulative cap coupled to the upper end of the battery cell, wherein the top cap is provided with at least one protrusion-type electrode terminal, and the top cap is provided at a partial region where the protrusion-type electrode terminal is not formed with a space (depression space) depressed downward by a predetermined depth. The insulative mounting member is provided with a through-hole (a first through-hole) corresponding to the protrusion-type electrode terminal and a through-hole (a second through-hole) corresponding to the depression space, the PCM is provided with a coupling through-hole corresponding to the first through-hole, and the coupling of the insulative mounting member and the PCM to the battery cell is achieved by successively fixedly inserting the protrusion-type electrode terminal through the first through-hole of the insulative mounting member and the coupling through-hole of the PCM.03-17-2011
20090297892Flexible Voltage Nested Battery Module Design - Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide flexible, multi-voltage battery modules having multiple cells that are nested together. The cells can be, for example, cylindrical lithium ion cells. To increase cell package density, the cells can be disposed in a nested configuration so that adjacent cell centers form equilateral triangles. The cells can be placed in a housing or case with interlocking tabs that allow multiple modules to be connected together. Within a module, the cells can be connected in different configurations by buss bars at the top and the bottom of the battery cells. The different configurations may provide different voltages for the module.12-03-2009
20120208046Battery Pack - A battery pack having a cover frame configured to be tightly coupled to the four side surfaces of a bare cell. The cover frame includes a rectangular cell receiving part framed by four frame parts, wherein each of the four frame parts include a support section for supporting the lower case of the bare cell, and three of the frame parts include ribs supporting the upper case of the bare cell, wherein a fourth one of the frame parts includes tab receiving grooves supporting the electrode tabs extending from the bare cell. The cover frame further includes a protection circuit module receiving part adjacent to, and separated from the cell receiving part by the fourth one of the frame parts.08-16-2012
20120045667BATTERY PACK HAVING WATERPROOF STRUCTURE - A battery pack includes terminals (02-23-2012
20120045665BATTERY PACK - The embodiment relates to a battery pack having improved durability and safety by forming fixing ribs in a holder case mounted on a plurality of battery cells to fix the battery cells and a lead wire in implementing the battery pack. A battery pack according to the present invention includes: a plurality of battery cells electrically connected by connection tabs; a holder case covering a portion of the outer surfaces of the battery cells; a protection circuit module mounted on the holder case; and a lead wire connecting the protection circuit module with the battery cells, in which the holder case has at least one fixing rib that fixes the battery cells and guides the lead wire.02-23-2012
20120003507BATTERY SYSTEM HAVING AN OUTPUT VOLTAGE OF MORE THAN 60 V DIRECT CURRENT VOLTAGE - The invention relates to a battery system having an output voltage of more than 60 V direct current voltage. In the invention, at least two voltage sources having an output voltage of less than 60 V each, each having at least one contact, via which the at least two voltage sources can be connected in series by at least one conductive connection. A battery housing is provided in which the at least two voltage sources are arranged. According to the invention, at least one reversible, interruptible, conductive connection is functionally designed such that a series circuit of the at least two voltage sources can be created by the conductive connection when the battery housing is closed and upon opening the battery housing, a series circuit of the at least two voltage sources is reversibly interruptible. The invention further relates to a motor vehicle having the battery system.01-05-2012
20120003506ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY, METHOD OF FABRICATING ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY, AND SECONDARY BATTERY INCLUDING ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY - An electrode assembly that includes a positive electrode assembly including a number of positive electrodes each having a positive electrode non-coating portion at a certain position, and a positive electrode tab coupling all the positive electrode non-coating portions, a negative electrode assembly including a plurality of negative electrodes each having a negative electrode non-coating portion at a certain position, and a negative electrode tab coupling all the negative electrode non-coating portions, and a separator disposed between each positive electrode and each negative electrode to insulate a region between the positive electrode and the negative electrode. The positive electrodes of the positive electrode assembly and the negative electrodes of the negative electrode assembly are stacked alternately.01-05-2012
20120208049PROTECTIVE CIRCUIT MODULE AND SECONDARY BATTERY HAVING THE SAME - A secondary battery having a bare cell and a protective circuit module disposed over the bare cell and electrically connected to the bare cell via a first lead plate, in which the first lead plate includes a first plate, a second plate connected to the first plate, and a third plate arranged opposite to the first plate and connected to the second plate.08-16-2012
20120208050LITHIUM-ION BATTERY - A lithium-ion battery specially used for starting motorcycles, including a positive terminal, a negative terminal, an open-mouthed rectangular can, and a cover matching the can. The positive terminal and negative terminal are both fixed on the cover and the cover is fixed on the can. The lithium-ion battery further comprises a cell assembly, a positive lead, a negative lead, a cell bracket and at least three support cushions. A positive electrode and a negative electrode are arranged in the cell assembly. One end of the positive lead is fixed on the positive terminal and the other end is fixed on the positive electrode of the cell assembly, and one end of the negative lead is fixed on the negative terminal and the other end is fixed on the negative electrode of the cell assembly.08-16-2012
20120208048BATTERIES FOR POWER TOOLS AND METHODS OF MOUNTING BATTERY TERMINALS TO BATTERY HOUSINGS - A battery includes a battery housing and a plurality of battery terminals. The battery housing has a terminal mounting portion made of resin. The battery terminals are connectible with external terminals and are mounted to the terminal mounting portion so as to extend through the terminal mounting portion, so that each of the battery terminals has a first end positioned on one side of the terminal mounting portion and a second end positioned on an opposite side of the terminal mounting portion. At least one of the battery terminals is integrated with the terminal mounting portion, so that there is no substantial clearance between the at least one of the battery terminals and a part of the terminal mounting portion, through which the at least one of the battery terminals extends.08-16-2012
20120208047BATTERY ASSEMBLY - A battery pack including a core pack including a unit cell; a protection circuit module electrically connected to the core pack; and a frame including a first region accommodating the core pack and a second region accommodating the protection circuit module, the frame further including a supporting portion supporting the protection circuit module in the second region, and a partition wall dividing the first region and the second region from each other.08-16-2012
20120009444BATTERY PACK - An embodiment of the present invention relates to a battery pack including a plurality of bare cells each having a cap assembly and a bottom positioned to correspond to the cap assembly; a protection circuit module mounted on the bare cells; a cover frame covering the bare cells and composed of a first frame and two second frames; and an enclosure member covering the bare cells.01-12-2012
20120009443Battery Pack for a Lithium Polymer Battery - A polymer battery pack assembly comprising a mounting frame having a first cavity defining a first mounting location and a second cavity defining a second mounting location, the first and second cavities being separated from each other; a top case mounted on the second mounting location, the top case having a third cavity defining a third mounting location; a lithium polymer battery cell mounted within the first mounting location, the battery cell having a positive tap and a negative tap extending beyond the first cavity towards the second mounting location; and a protection circuit module mounted in the third mounting location, the protection circuit module being electrically connected to the positive tap and the negative tap when the top case is mounted to the mounting frame such that the protection circuit module fits into said second cavity.01-12-2012
20120045666BATTERY PACK - A battery pack having a holder case capable of preventing short-circuit between a cap plate and an electric terminal, instead of a washer, thereby increasing a coupling force between the holder case and a bare cell while minimizing the volume of the battery pack. The battery pack includes a bare cell including an electrode assembly, a can accommodating the electrode assembly, and a cap assembly for finishing an upper opening of the can, a holder case including a bottom portion covering one side surface of the bare cell, first and second support portions formed at first and second sides of the bottom portion, and an insulating portion fixed while covering a portion of a cap plate forming the cap assembly, a protection circuit module coupled to an upper portion of the holder case, and a cover case fixed to one side surface of the bare cell while covering the holder case and the protection circuit module.02-23-2012
20120015217POLYMER BATTERY PACK AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A polymer battery pack includes a core pack having a protective circuit module attached to a bare cell, a case having the core pack coupled thereto, the protective circuit module having a portion exposed to an exterior of the case, and a resin enclosing at least a portion of the protective circuit module that is exposed to the exterior of the case. A method of manufacturing a polymer battery pack includes forming a bare cell, forming a core pack having a protective circuit module, coupling the core pack to an interior of the case such that the protective circuit module is exposed to an exterior of the case, and molding the protective circuit module with a resin such that a terminal on the protective circuit module is exposed to an exterior of the resin.01-19-2012
20120015216BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes a plurality of secondary batteries fixed in a frame to be enclosed by an outer frame. The battery pack includes at least first and second battery cells having an electrode terminal and a frame surrounding a periphery of the first and second battery cells. The frame has at least one opening corresponding to the electrode terminal of the first and second battery cells.01-19-2012
20120015215RECHARGEABLE BATTERY PACK AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME - A rechargeable battery pack comprises a cell pack comprising unit cells formed with rechargeable batteries; a protection circuit module; a temperature sensor attached to a unit cell having the fastest speed of temperature increase among the unit cells, and connected to the protection circuit module. A method includes a classifying step including selecting unit cells within a predetermined range of voltage-current characteristic and classifying the unit cells by a speed of temperature increase; a cell packing step connecting the unit cells, disposing a unit cell having the fastest speed of temperature increase to a position where a temperature sensor is connected and then connecting the classified unit cells to form a cell pack; a connecting step for installing a protection circuit module to a position where the temperature sensor is connected and then connecting the temperature sensor with the unit cell and the protection circuit module with the temperature sensor.01-19-2012
20120064377BATTERY PACK - A battery pack is described. In one aspect it can securely connect a connecting tab extending from a protective circuit board and a sensing tab drawn out from a sensing terminal of each battery cell using a connection hook extending from a case. According to some embodiments, the battery pack may include a plurality of battery cells connected in series with respect to at least one sensing terminal arranged from a first large current terminal to a second large current terminal, a sensing terminal circuit including a sensing tab having a first throughhole formed inward and drawn out from the sensing terminal. a protective circuit module including a connecting tab having a second throughhole corresponding to the first throughhole formed inward and overlapping and electrically connected to the sensing tab. and a battery case for receiving the plurality of battery cells, the sensing terminal circuit and the protective circuit module.03-15-2012
20110039130PCM OF IMPROVED ASSEMBLING TYPE STRUCTURE AND BATTERY PACK EMPLOYED WITH THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a protection circuit module (PCM) including a protection circuit for controlling overcharge, overdischarge, and overcurrent of a battery, wherein a pair of connection members are attached to the bottom of the PCM, while the connection members are electrically connected to the protection circuit, the connection members being constructed by bending a sheet material into a predetermined shape, to form groove-shaped connection structures into which plate-shaped electrode terminals of a battery cell are inserted and coupled. Each of the connection members includes a lower connection plate, a pair of rear extensions, and front extensions.02-17-2011
20120058368ELECTRICAL STORAGE DEVICE - An electrical storage device includes: a battery assembly that is constituted by electrically connecting a plurality of battery cells with one another through a conductive member; a casing in which the battery assembly is housed; a control unit that is placed on an upper surface of the casing, and monitors a physical state of the plurality of battery cells; electric components that include a high-rate circuit and a low-rate circuit of the battery assembly; and a protection member that protects the electric components, wherein: an uppermost surface of the protection member and an uppermost surface of the control unit are arranged to be leveled with each other.03-08-2012
20120231302CASE FOR BATTERY PACK AND BATTERY PACK HAVING THE SAME - A case for a battery pack includes a first case member including a first sidewall, a first rib extending from the first sidewall, and a coupling hook disposed on the first rib and a second case member including a second sidewall, a second rib spaced from and parallel to the second sidewall, a coupling hole defined in the second rib and coupled to the coupling hook. The first rib includes a reinforcement part disposed on an inner surface thereof facing the second rib.09-13-2012
20120064376BATTERY PACK - A pouch-type battery pack that includes a bare cell, a protection circuit module and a top case. The bare cell has a plurality of electrode leads extending to the exterior of the bare cell. The protection circuit module is provided with electrode terminals that come in contact with the electrode leads, respectively. The top case is coupled to the bare cell while surrounding the protection circuit module.03-15-2012
20120064378SMART PROTECTION FOR A BATTERY PACK - A circuit and method are disclosed for providing smart protection to a battery pack against abnormal operation with an electrical switch. The battery cell of the battery pack is monitored to control the electrical switch. If abnormal operation occurs, the electrical switch will turn off to disconnect the battery cell. Once the abnormal condition disappears, the electrical switch will turn on and the battery cell will return to normal state.03-15-2012
20120070697Prismatic secondary battery - A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly having a positive electrode tab and a negative electrode tab, a can housing the electrode assembly, a cap assembly sealing a top opening of the can, and a protective circuit module in a space between the cap assembly and the electrode assembly.03-22-2012
20120070701METHOD FOR SECURING THE OPERATION OF AN ELECTRIC BATTERY - The invention relates to a method for securing the operation of an electric battery comprising a plurality of electrical energy-generating elements which are mounted within an electricity production circuit, said method providing for monitoring the occurrence of a malfunction of each of said elements and, in case a malfunction of an element is detected, to actuate a shunting of said defective element so the electrical current no longer crosses through said defective element while maintaining the production circuit closed. The invention also relates to a battery in which such a method can be implemented.03-22-2012
20120070702BATTERY PACK - A battery pack including: a bare cell; a holder disposed at an end of the bare cell, having a connection groove on a side surface thereof; a protection circuit board seated in the holder; and an outer case disposed upon a side of the bare cell, having a connection protrusion mated with the connection groove, to secure the holder. Another battery pack includes: a bare cell including an electrode assembly and an cell case to accommodate the electrode assembly, including an outer casing and a inner casing, the cell case having a connection protrusion disposed at an edge of at least one of the outer and inner casings; a holder disposed at an end of the bare cell, having a connection groove to mate with the connection protrusion and thereby secure the holder; and a protection circuit board seated in the holder.03-22-2012
20120070700ELEMENT FOR REGULATING THE INTERNAL GAS PRESSURE IN LITHIUM-ION CELLS - A lithium-ion cell, including a housing, a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator situated between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, which is distinguished by an element for regulating the internal gas pressure, which does not permit discharge of gas from the lithium-ion cell.03-22-2012
20120156527ASSEMBLED BATTERY MODULE - Provided is an assembled battery module in which a plurality of laminated cells can be assembled within a short time. An assembled battery module comprising: a plurality of laminated cells 06-21-2012
20120156526POUCH CASE FOR SECONDARY BATTERY AND SECONDARY BATTERY USING THE SAME - A pouch case for a secondary battery in which the width of a metal layer in a plurality of layers to constitute the pouch case is formed narrower than those of other layers so that the metal layer is not exposed to an outer surface of the pouch case. A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly provided with one or more electrode tabs. A pouch case has the electrode assembly accommodated therein, and is formed of a plurality of layers. In the secondary battery, any one of the plurality of layers to constitute the pouch case is formed as a metal layer of which width is narrower than those of the other layers.06-21-2012
20120156525BATTERY PACK AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A battery pack and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. A battery pack includes one or more bare cells. A protection circuit module is provided with a circuit portion and disposed parallel to a length direction of at least one of the bare cells. A connection tab is provided with at least one coupling member so as to electrically connect the protection circuit module to the bare cells. The connection tab is integrally formed with a connection end portion connected to the protection circuit module. Accordingly, a certain amount of coupling member is previously coupled to the connection tab, so that it is possible to improve the problem in a welding process and to implement an automated welding process.06-21-2012
20110091748CYLINDRICAL LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY - A cylindrical lithium ion secondary battery includes an electrode assembly; a center pin positioned within the electrode assembly and having upper and lower ends that are closed; a can containing the electrode assembly and the center pin; and a cap assembly coupled to the top of the can. The center pin can include a body extending a predetermined length with its upper and lower end open and at least one closure member adapted to close the upper and lower ends of the body and to melt or fracture at a predetermined temperature. The center pin body may also or alternatively include a circuit member positioned inside the center pin and adapted to be short-circuited in the case of overcharging and to consume current.04-21-2011
20110091746FUEL CELLS - This invention provides a redox fuel cell comprising an anode and a cathode separated by an ion selective polymer electrolyte membrane; means for supplying a fuel to the anode region of the cell; means for supplying an oxidant to the cathode region of the cell; means for providing an electrical circuit between the anode and the cathode; a non-volatile catholyte solution flowing in fluid communication with the cathode, the catholyte solution comprising a redox mediator which is at least partially reduced at the cathode in operation of the cell, and at least partially regenerated by, optionally indirect, reaction with the oxidant after such reduction at the cathode, and a transition metal complex of a multidentate N-donor ligand as a redox catalyst catalysing the regeneration of the mediator the multi-dentate N-donor ligand comprising at least one heterocyclic substituent selected from pyrrole, imidazole, 1,2,3-triazole, 1,2,4-triazole, pyrazole, pyridazine, pyrimidine, pyrazine, indole, tetrazole, quinoline, isoquinoline and from alkyl, alkenyl, aryl, cycloalkyl, alkaryl, alkenaryl, aralkyl, aralkenyl groups substituted with one or more of the aforesaid heterocyclic groups.04-21-2011
20110091747BATTERY ASSEMBLY - The embodiment provides a battery assembly or pack that can fix a coupling tap to an exact position by closely adhering a plurality of bare cells without flowing when the plurality of bare cells are welded with the coupling tap. The battery assembly according to the embodiment includes: a plurality of bare cells that have electrode terminals formed on upper surfaces thereof; an internal frame that receives the plurality of bare cells and has an internal terminal exposing part that exposes the electrode terminals; and a coupling tap that is seated on the internal terminal exposing part of the internal frame to couple the plurality of electrode terminals, wherein a rib hanger that fixes the coupling tap is further formed on the upper of the internal frame. With the constitution as described above, defects of a product are reduced, making it possible to improve productivity.04-21-2011
20110086246SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE COMPRISING A SOLAR CELL, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND APPARATUS COMPRISING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - The invention relates to a semiconductor device includes a substrate (04-14-2011
20110104523CAP ASSEMBLY OF CYLINDRICAL RECHARGEABLE BATTERY AND CYLINDRICAL RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A cap assembly of a cylindrical rechargeable battery includes an integrated gasket obtained by integrating a first gasket covering a top cap, a PTC element, and a safety vent and a second gasket covering a CID. The rechargeable battery including the cap assembly has the advantages of increasing a contact area between a safety vent and a gasket by integrating the existing dual-gasket structure to thereby increase a sealing effect, increasing a short circuit reactivity of the CID by freely changing the gasket structure according to the diameter of the current interrupting member to thereby improve stability, simplify components, and reduce a production unit cost.05-05-2011
20110104521BATTERY SYSTEM AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE INCLUDING THE SAME - In a casing, battery blocks are positioned so that a distance between a printed circuit board attached to an end surface of each of the battery blocks and an end surface opposed to the printed circuit board is greater than a distance between the end surface of the battery block, to which no printed circuit board is attached, and an end surface of the casing, which is opposed to the end surface of the battery block.05-05-2011
20110104519SECONDARY BATTERY PACK - A secondary battery pack having a connecting member connecting a secondary battery to a protection circuit module. The secondary battery pack includes at least one secondary battery; a case accommodating the battery; a protection circuit module to protecting the battery; and a connecting member connecting the at least one secondary battery to the protection circuit module. The connecting member includes a first plate having a plurality of conductive patterns spaced apart from one another; and a second plate surrounding the first plate. The second plate has at least one cut-away portion on a bent portion of the first plate.05-05-2011
20120121942BATTERY PACK - A battery having a can containing an electrode assembly and an electrolyte and a cap assembly with a cap plate having an electrolyte injection unit, the cap plate is coupled to the can and an upper cover is coupled to the cap plate. The battery further includes a gas sensor located within the cap assembly to detect leakage of the electrolyte into the cap assembly and a protective circuit module mounted to the upper cover and electrically coupled to the gas sensor, the protective circuit module is adapted to stop a charge/discharge operation of the battery and discharge the battery upon receipt of a signal from the gas sensor indicating detection of leakage of the electrolyte into the cap assembly.05-17-2012
20120121940BATTERY PACK - In a battery pack, a component for attaching a secondary protection device to a bare cell may be omitted to reduce manufacturing costs and improve productivity. The battery pack includes a bare cell, a flexible printed circuit board in which at least one portion thereof contacts the bare cell, the flexible printed circuit board being electrically coupled to the bare cell through a lead pattern surrounded by an insulation cover, a secondary protection device on the flexible printed circuit board, the secondary protection device being electrically coupled to the flexible printed circuit board through the lead pattern, and a protective circuit module electrically coupled to the flexible printed circuit board through the lead pattern.05-17-2012
20120121938WATERPROOF BATTERY PACK - A battery pack for an electric bicycle is disclosed. In one embodiment, the battery pack includes i) a lower case having a top, a bottom and an interior space formed between the top and bottom and ii) a battery cell placed in the interior space of the lower case, wherein the battery cell has first and second surfaces opposing each other, and wherein the first surface of the battery cell is closer to the bottom of the lower case than the second surface of the battery cell. The battery pack may further include i) a protection circuit board mounted on the second surface of the battery cell and placed in the interior space of the lower case, ii) an upper case formed over the top of the lower case and iii) a separator case formed between the protection circuit board and the upper case.05-17-2012
20120121936BATTERY PACK - A battery pack including a battery cell including an electrode assembly arranged within a can and an electrode terminal electrically connected to the electrode assembly, the can having an opening sealed by a cap plate, a top case attached to the battery cell at a top portion of the battery cell, the top case having an inner space and a protective circuit module including a protection circuit board arranged within said inner space of said top case and electrically connected to the electrode assembly, wherein the top case includes a top portion opposite from the electrode assembly and first and second pairs of opposed sides, the first pair of opposed sides having an edge, a portion of the edge has a recessed interference preventing portion, the recessed interference preventing portion corresponds to a location of a weld connecting an electrode tap to the electrode terminal.05-17-2012
20100092805PROTECTIVE CIRCUIT MODULE AND SECONDARY BATTERY HAVING THE SAME - A protection module capable of being utilized by a secondary battery regardless of the external mounting structure of the secondary battery for mounting the secondary battery to an external device. Accordingly, it is unnecessary to separately manufacture a protective circuit module according to the external mounting structure of the battery. The secondary battery includes: a plurality of bare cells each of which includes a can, an electrode assembly, and a cap assembly; a first protective circuit module located on the upper surface of the bare cells that is formed by the cap assemblies; and a secondary protective circuit module located on a side surface of the bare cells that is formed by curved surfaces of the cans. The first protective circuit module and the second protective circuit module are electrically connected to each other.04-15-2010
20120282496FRAME FOR AN ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE - The invention relates to a frame (11-08-2012
20120121945PROTECTION CIRCUIT MODULE AND BATTERY PACK INCLUDING THE SAME - A protection circuit module which is welded to a connection tab and a PTC device without affecting a printed circuit board, and a battery pack including the same are provided. One embodiment of the present invention provides a battery pack having a bare cell and a protection circuit module electrically connected to the bare cell. The protection circuit module includes a printed circuit board, a connection tab positioned on a bottom surface of the printed circuit board, and a positive temperature coefficient (PTC) device electrically connected to the connection tab. The PTC device has a first lead coupled to a bottom surface of the connection tab, a PTC body electrically connected to the first lead, and a second lead electrically connected to the PTC body.05-17-2012
20120121944BATTERY PACK, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING BATTERY PACK, AND MOLD FOR MANUFACTURING BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes a formed portion coating at least a portion of the outer surface of a battery or a plurality of battery packs with reaction-curable resin; and spacers having dimension-absorbing ability and attached to the rear surface of the formed portion.05-17-2012
20120121943Structure and Method for Extending Battery Life - A battery sleeve for extending the operational life of one or more batteries, the battery sleeve comprising a positive conductive electrode configured such that when the battery sleeve is coupled to at least one battery, the positive conductive electrode of the sleeve serves as the new positive terminal of the at least one battery.05-17-2012
20120121941FUEL CELL SYSTEM - A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell, a motor connected to the fuel cell, an FC boost converter which raises the output voltage of the fuel cell to output the voltage to the motor, an inverter, and a controller which controls the fuel cell, the FC boost converter and the inverter. When abnormality occurs in one of the FC boost converter and the inverter, an abnormality signal does not pass through a converter control unit or an inverter control unit but is transmitted to the other device, thereby enabling the stop of both the FC boost converter and the inverter.05-17-2012
20120121939PROTECTION CIRCUIT MODULE INCLUDING THERMISTOR AND SECONDARY BATTERY PACK HAVING THE SAME - A secondary battery comprises a bare cell and a protection circuit module comprising a printed circuit board and a thermistor. The thermistor comprises: a supporting member comprising an elastic material; a temperature sensor formed on the supporting member; a terminal configured to couple to a printed circuit board; and a conductive portion formed on the supporting member, wherein the conductive portion is connected to the terminal and to the temperature sensor.05-17-2012
20120121937BATTERY PACK - A battery pack is constructed with a plurality of bare cells having first and second electrodes, a protection circuit module having at least one through-holes, a first electrode lead electrically connecting the first electrodes and a second electrode lead electrically connecting the second electrodes, and a holder case having supports that support the bare cells. One end of each first and second electrode leads passes through the through-hole of the protection circuit module. The first and second electrode leads electrically connect the bare cells and balance the bare cells by transmitting at least one of voltage and current of the bare cells to the protection circuit module.05-17-2012
20120315508BATTERY MODULE - A battery module includes a plurality of battery cells, a plurality of holders, and a thermistor. Each of at least one of holders includes a thermistor holder. The thermistor supporter includes a pair of thermistor receiving segments, a pair of thermistor engagement segments, and a thermistor cover portion. The sensor casing includes a bias portion and an elastic claw portion. The bias portion is provided to press the sensor against one of the top surface and the bottom surface provided in the at least one of the battery cells by utilizing a reaction force generated by pressing the thermistor cover portion. The elastic claw portion has a width larger than the distance between the pair of thermistor receiving segments when the elastic claw portion is in a free state.12-13-2012
20110129700BATTERY PACK - A battery pack that easily replaces a protective circuit module according to a capacitance of battery cells and an external environment and including a commonly usable protective circuit module irrespective of an outer appearance of the battery pack. The battery pack includes a plurality of battery cells, a battery case in which the plurality of battery cells are disposed, a protective circuit part electrically connected to the battery cells, and a protective circuit module in which the protective circuit part is disposed. The battery case and the protective circuit module are physically separable from and connectable to each other.06-02-2011
20120164489POWER SOURCE APPARATUS EQUIPPED WITH A SERVICE PLUG AND VEHICLE CARRYING THAT POWER SOURCE APPARATUS - The power source apparatus of the present invention is provided with battery blocks 06-28-2012
20130171479Battery Assembly - Disclosed is a battery assembly. The battery assembly includes a battery, a front cover enclosing a front end of the battery, a back cover enclosing a back end of the battery and an antenna assembled with the battery. The battery includes a core, and includes a top surface, a bottom surface and a side surface connecting the top surface and the bottom surface. The antenna includes a first output end and a second output end attached to the side surface of the battery, and a loop extending from the first and second output ends.07-04-2013
20100247979BATTERY MODULE INTERFACE - Disclosed herein are a battery module interface including a printed circuit board provided at the front and rear thereof with power connectors and communication connectors for connection with a battery module and an external circuit and a sheathing plate coupled to the printed circuit board such that the rear connectors are exposed to the outside, a battery module having the battery module interface mounted thereto, and a middle- or large-sized battery pack including a plurality of battery modules.09-30-2010
20120315507BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes a plurality of batteries, a circuit board electrically connected to the batteries, a housing having a battery receiving unit to receive the plurality of batteries, the circuit board being at an end of the housing, and a fuse unit electrically connected between the batteries and the circuit board. The fuse unit is coupled to a fuse fixing unit at a side surface of the housing.12-13-2012
20120164490BATTERY MODULE06-28-2012
20120129014BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes a bare cell that includes an electrode assembly, a case for accommodating the electrode assembly, and a cap plate arranged at one side of the case, a protection circuit board assembly for controlling charge/discharge of the bare cell, a battery protection device electrically connected to the protection circuit board assembly, and a first adhesive member. At least a part of the first adhesive member is disposed on the case. The first adhesive member crosses the battery protection device in a lengthwise direction of the battery protection device.05-24-2012
20120129010Battery pack - A battery pack includes at least one bare cell, a protection circuit module (PCM) external to the at least one bare cell, and at least one conductive tab connecting the bare cell to the PCM, the conductive tabs including a non-magnetic portion and a magnetic portion on a region of the non-magnetic portion.05-24-2012
20120129017BATTERY PACK AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A battery pack and a manufacturing method thereof enabling the streamlining of assembly work are provided. This battery pack comprises a printed circuit board 05-24-2012
20120129016ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR BATTERIES, NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE BATTERY AND BATTERY PACK - According to one embodiment, an active material for batteries includes a titanium composite oxide, wherein the titanium composite oxide includes a monoclinic β-type titanium composite oxide as a main phase, and when an integral intensity of the main peak of the monoclinic β-type titanium composite oxide obtained with a wideangle X-ray diffraction method having a CuKα-ray as an X-ray source is 100, the relative value of the integral intensity of the main peak that presents the range of 2θ=25.1 to 25.5° attributed to at least one sub-phase selected from anatase-type TiO05-24-2012
20120129015ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR BATTERIES, NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE BATTERY, AND BATTERY PACK - According to one embodiment, an active material for batteries includes monoclinic β-type titanium composite oxide containing at least one element selected from the group consisting of V, Nb, Ta, Al, Ga, and In, the at least one element being contained in an amount of 0.03 wt % or more and 3 wt % or less.05-24-2012
20120129013BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes a plurality of bare cells electrically connected in series or parallel to one another, and a protection circuit module provided with a thermistor. In the battery pack, the protection circuit module is electrically connected to the bare cells, and the thermistor is provided to be parallel in the length direction of the protection circuit module between the bare cells and the protection circuit module so as to measure a variable resistance by sensing a temperature of the bare cells and to transfer the measured resistance as an electrical signal to the protection circuit module.05-24-2012
20120129011Printed circuit board and battery pack using the same - A printed circuit board includes a base substrate, at least one through-hole in the base substrate, a connection tab extending through the through-hole, an electrical element on the base substrate and adjacent to the through-hole, and at least one groove portion in the base substrate and adjacent to the electrical element.05-24-2012
20120129012SECONDARY BATTERY - Provided is a secondary battery in which an insertion hole where an electrode terminal is insertable is defined in a center of a bottom case disposed under a can to connect batteries to each other in series. The secondary battery includes an electrode assembly including a positive electrode tab and a negative electrode tab, a can in which the electrode assembly is received, an insulation case inserted into a top opening of the can, the insulation case having a first hole and a second hole through which the positive electrode tab and the negative electrode tab pass, a protective circuit module disposed on the insulation case, the protective circuit module being electrically connected to the positive electrode tab and the negative electrode tab, and a cap assembly including a cap plate disposed on the protective circuit module to close the top opening of the can, the cap plate being electrically connected to the protective circuit module and an electrode terminal inserted into a through hole defined in the cap plate.05-24-2012
20100209743Secondary battery with protection circuit module - A secondary battery including a first bare cell, a second bare cell disposed to face at least a portion of the first bare cell, and a protection circuit module including a circuit board having an electrical circuit device mounted thereon and at least one connection tab between the first and second bare cells, the connection tab electrically connecting the circuit board to the first and second bare cells.08-19-2010
20120214027Battery Pack - A battery pack that prevents a short from being generated when an insulation film near coupling holes formed in the conforming cover is broken by the connection tab due to external impacts and penetrates into the wire while or after the connection tab is assembled with the conforming cover through the coupling holes. The battery pack includes battery cells, a connection tab connecting the battery cells to each other in series or parallel, a conforming cover having a wire and coupling holes formed at one side thereof to allow the connection tab to pass therethrough, the conforming cover electrically connected to the connection tab, a protection circuit module electrically connected to the conforming cover and controlling charging and discharging of the battery cells, and a reinforcing member surrounding at least both sides of upper and lower edges among outer peripheral portions of the coupling holes formed in the conforming cover.08-23-2012
20120214026BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes a core pack including a unit cell; a protection circuit module electrically connected to the core pack and including a switch contact portion; a frame accommodating the core pack and the protection circuit module; and a cover including a recessed portion covering at least a part of the core pack, facing the switch contact portion, and extending toward the protection circuit module.08-23-2012
20120214024BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes: a core pack; a protection circuit module electrically connected to the core pack and including a connector for further electrically connecting to an external electronic device; and a metallic cover for covering the core pack and the protection circuit module while exposing the connector to the outside, the metallic cover including a protrusion adjacent to a ground portion of the connector.08-23-2012
20110183162Surface Mountable PPTC Device with Integral Weld Plate - A surface mount circuit protection device includes a laminar PTC resistive element having first and second major surfaces and a thickness therebetween. A first electrode layer substantially coextensive the first surface is formed of a first metal material of a type adapted to be soldered to a printed circuit substrate. A second electrode layer formed at the second major surface includes structure forming or defining a weld plate. The metal weld plate has a thermal mass and thickness capable of withstanding resistance micro spot welding of a strap interconnect without significant resultant damage to the device. The device is preferably surface mounted to a printed circuit board assembly forming a battery protection circuit connected to a battery/cell by battery strap interconnects, wherein one of the battery strap interconnects is micro spot welded to the weld plate of the device.07-28-2011
20110183161CYLINDRICAL LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY - A cylindrical lithium secondary battery includes an anode and a cathode, capable of occluding or emitting lithium ions; a non-aqueous electrolyte; and a CID (Current Interrupt Device) for intercepting electric current and lowering inner pressure when the inner pressure of the secondary battery is increased. The cylindrical lithium secondary battery may ensure the safety of the battery with respect to overcharging and also at the same time prevent the problem wherein the CID is activated too early, such that the battery stops its operation when the battery is used in a high-temperature environment.07-28-2011
20120315509Fuel Cell Bypass Diode Structures and Attachment Methods - A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack which includes a plurality of fuel cells contacted in series by a plurality of interconnects. The various embodiments provide systems and methods for coupling a fuel cell stack with an electric bypass module within a hot zone. The bypass module may include elements for conducting a current between interconnects in a fuel cell stack and thereby bypass a failed fuel cell that has become a resistive parasitic load.12-13-2012
20120214023BATTERY PACK - Disclosed is a battery pack including guide recesses inside a case. The battery pack includes a core pack including a bare cell, and a protective circuit member electrically connected to the bare cell, a case accommodating the core pack, and an upper cover covering the core pack. The case includes a base plate, reinforcement plates vertically extending from edges of the base plate, and a resin part surrounding the reinforcement plates. A guide recess is disposed inside the resin part.08-23-2012
20120214025BATTERY PACK - A battery pack including: a core pack including a plurality of unit cells; a frame accommodating the core pack; and a cover covering the core pack, the cover including a bead corresponding to the unit cells, and including a metal.08-23-2012
20120219830METHOD FOR MANUFACTURE AND STRUCTURE OF MULTIPLE ELECTROCHEMISTRIES AND ENERGY GATHERING COMPONENTS WITHIN A UNIFIED STRUCTURE - A method for using an integrated battery and device structure includes using two or more stacked electrochemical cells integrated with each other formed overlying a surface of a substrate. The two or more stacked electrochemical cells include related two or more different electrochemistries with one or more devices formed using one or more sequential deposition processes. The one or more devices are integrated with the two or more stacked electrochemical cells to form the integrated battery and device structure as a unified structure overlying the surface of the substrate. The one or more stacked electrochemical cells and the one or more devices are integrated as the unified structure using the one or more sequential deposition processes. The integrated battery and device structure is configured such that the two or more stacked electrochemical cells and one or more devices are in electrical, chemical, and thermal conduction with each other.08-30-2012
20120135277LOCATION OF A FUEL CELL ON A MOBILE DEVICE - A mobile device having: a keyboard; a printed circuit board having at least one contact responsive to the keyboard; and a fuel cell assembly having: a fuel cell located between the keyboard and the printed circuit board, the fuel cell having a membrane and at least one aperture corresponding with the at least one contact; a tank adapted to store a fuel for the fuel cell; and piping connecting the tank with the fuel cell, where the fuel cell ventilates through the keyboard. Alternatively, the fuel cell acts as the printed circuit board and at least one contact for the keyboard is printed onto the fuel cell.05-31-2012
20120135278REDOX FLOW BATTERY - A redox flow battery comprising an electrode cell including a negative electrode cell, a positive electrode cell and a separator for separating them, in which at least one of the negative electrode cell and the positive electrode cell includes a slurry type electrode solution, a porous current collector and a casing; a tank for storing the slurry type electrode solution; and a pipe for circulating the slurry type electrode solution between the tank and the electrode cell.05-31-2012
20120135276Reserve Power Source for Munitions - A method for producing electrical energy in a munition includes; initiating a thermal battery contained within the munition to generate electrical energy; dumping the electrical energy generated by the thermal battery into an electrical energy storage device before the thermal battery becomes inactive; and using the stored electrical energy in the electrical energy storage device over a period of time. The initiation device can be an inertial igniter, the electrical energy storage device can be a capacitor and the thermal battery, initiation device and electrical energy storage device can be configured such that the initiation device and electrical energy storage device sandwich the thermal battery.05-31-2012
20120171520BATTERY PACK - Provided is a battery pack. The battery pack may prevent a center of a protective circuit module from being bent by external impacts during or after a process of manufacturing a battery pack. The battery pack includes a bare cell from which an electrode terminal protrudes, a circuit module disposed above the electrode terminal, a positive temperature coefficient (PTC) unit disposed between the bare cell and the circuit module, the PTC unit being electrically connected to the bare cell and the circuit module, and an electrode lead plate having one side contacting the electrode terminal and the other side contacting the PTC unit, the electrode lead plate having a top surface contacting a bottom surface of the circuit module.07-05-2012
20120171522ELECTRICAL ENERGY STORAGE CELL AND ELECTRICAL ENERGY STORAGE MODULE INCLUDING THE SAME - The storage cell includes a flat roll electrode that includes a strip of positive electrode having a positive electrode current collector foil and a positive electrode layer formed thereon, a strip of negative electrode having an electrode current collector foil and a negative electrode layer formed, and a strip of electrically insulated separator, the strip of positive electrode and the strip of negative electrode being wound into a flat roll configuration with the strip of electrically insulated separator sandwiched therebetween; a sealed casing that hermetically seals the flat roll electrode impregnated with an electrolyte; a positive terminal and a negative terminal each electrically insulated from the sealed casing, connected to the positive current collector foil and the negative current collector foil, respectively.07-05-2012
20120171521MOBILE TERMINAL WITH USER IDENTIFICATION CARD INCLUDING PERSONAL FINANCE- RELATED INFORMATION AND METHOD OF USING A VALUE-ADDED MOBILE SERVICE THROUGH SAID MOBILE TERMINAL - The present invention enables a user to receive a financial service anywhere through a mobile terminal equipped with a UIM (User Identification Module) electronic card. In the present invention, a user enters his or her password to a mobile terminal with a UIM card including subscriber telephone number, finance, authorization, and personal information, then, if the entered password is correct, authorization is processed with a remote authorizing server based on the authorization information. After authorization, user's requesting service, e.g., payment service, transaction particulars inquiry service, prepaid card recharging service is conducted through a mobile network.07-05-2012
20090117412Rechargeable battery - In a rechargeable battery, a case is combined with an upper surface of a bare cell by being fixed to a lead plate electrically coupling a protection circuit board of a protection circuit module to the bare cell. Alternatively, the case is combined with the bare cell by being fixed to the protection circuit board so as not to be separated from the bare cell, thereby improving the reliability of the products.05-07-2009
20090110964BATTERY PACK - A battery pack that allows a cover to be firmly fixed with a simple structure and that has superior impact resistance is provided. The battery pack is a battery pack 04-30-2009
20120177954METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING ENERGY IN PLURAL ENERGY STORAGE UNITS - A system for managing energy stored in a plurality of series connected energy storage units has a plurality of energy storage unit controllers, each associated with one of the plurality of energy storage units, a balancing circuit between two of the energy storage units, being controlled by at least one of the energy storage unit controllers, a serial electrical interface between the energy storage unit controllers providing voltage isolated bi-directional communication, and a central controller in electrical communication with the energy storage unit controllers. A method for managing charge in a plurality of series connected energy storage units in which current is diverted from the first energy storage unit to the second energy storage unit.07-12-2012
20120177953BATTERIES WITH VARIABLE TERRACE POSITIONS - The disclosed embodiments provide a battery cell. The battery cell includes a jelly roll enclosed in a pouch, wherein the jelly roll includes layers which are wound together, including a cathode with an active coating, a separator, and an anode with an active coating. To create the pouch, a first cup and a second cup are formed in a flexible sheet of pouch material based on a terrace position in the battery cell that facilitates efficient use of space within a portable electronic device. The second cup is folded over the first cup, and a terrace seal is formed at the terrace position by sealing the jelly roll in the pouch along a rim of the first and second cups.07-12-2012
20100273031Battery Pack For Cordless Devices - A battery pack including a housing, a terminal block, a printed circuit board electrically connected to the terminal block, at least one battery cell, and a spark gap device on the printed circuit board to provide electrostatic discharge protection and disposed between the printed circuit board and the terminal block.10-28-2010
20120231299MOLDED RIGID CASINGS FOR NON-ACTIVE COMPONENTS OF LITHIUM-POLYMER BATTERIES - The disclosed embodiments provide a power source for use with a portable electronic device. The power source includes a battery cell sealed in a pouch along a terrace seal to form a sealed battery cell. The battery cell includes a cathode with an active coating, a separator, and an anode with an active coating. The power source also includes a rigid casing molded around a set of non-active components which include the terrace seal.09-13-2012
20100291413Secondary battery - A secondary battery includes a bare cell including a can, an electrode assembly, and a cap assembly, wherein the cap assembly includes a protection circuit assembly.11-18-2010
20120219829HYBRID POWER SOURCE SYSTEM - To provide a hybrid power source system in which either a solar cell or a fuel cell and a secondary cell are combined with each other, and the secondary cell is used as an electric power buffer and which can maintain a high energy efficiency even when there is a change in a charging state of the secondary cell, a change in an operating condition, or a secular change in a member, prevent overcharging of the secondary cell, and suppress thermal deterioration of the solar cell or the fuel cell due to generation of a surplus electric power unable to be taken out. A hybrid power source system is composed of a solar cell module 08-30-2012
20120258335RECHARGEABLE BATTERY PACK - A rechargeable battery pack includes a plurality of unit cells adjacent to each other, each unit cell including a rechargeable battery, a case configured to house the unit cells and support side surfaces thereof, and a spacer compressed among the unit cells, the spacer including an elastic material and configured to exert an elastic force to support the unit cells.10-11-2012
20120082870ELECTRICITY SUPPLY SYSTEM - An electricity supply system includes a circuit substrate, a first electrode substrate, a second electrode substrate, a first package unit, and a second package unit. The circuit substrate includes at least a separating area. The first electrode substrate includes a first current collector and a first active material layer, which is disposed opposed to the separating area and is located between the separating area and the first current collector. The second electrode substrate includes a second current collector and a second active material layer, which is disposed opposed to the separating area and is located between the separating area and the second current collector. The first and second package units are located between the first electrode substrate, the second electrode substrate and the circuit substrate respectively.04-05-2012
20120258336HYBRID NEGATIVE PLATE FOR LEAD-ACID STORAGE BATTERY AND LEAD-ACID STORAGE BATTERY - [Problem] To provide a hybrid negative plate for a lead-acid storage battery, that inhibits decrease in hydrogen gas evolution potential and improves rapid discharge cycle characteristics in PSOC.10-11-2012
20110123842Semiconductor Device for Protecting Battery Cell, Protection Circuit Module and Battery Pack Having the Same - A semiconductor device is provided. The semiconductor device includes an integrated circuit that senses a voltage of a battery cell and outputs a control signal; a charge switch that is electrically coupled to the integrated circuit and interrupts a charge path according to the control signal output from the integrated circuit; at least one first lead electrically coupled to the integrated circuit; a second lead electrically coupled to the charge switch; and a sealing portion that seals the integrated circuit, charge switch, the at least one first lead and the second lead.05-26-2011
20110123837BATTERY PACK - The battery pack comprises: a bare cell including a can, wherein the can includes an opening on one side, and a cap plate sealing the opening of the can, wherein the cap plate has at least one groove formed on one surface; a circuit board including at least one lead tab. wherein the lead tab is coupled to the cap plate by a fixing body; and a coupling member coupled with the fixing body in the groove. The coupling member and the bare cell are made of different materials. Therefore, in the battery pack, the internal resistance between the bare cell and the protective circuit board does not increase, or the cover case is not separated when an external shock is applied.05-26-2011
20110123836PROTECTION CIRCUIT MODULE FOR SECONDARY BATTERY AND BATTERY PACK HAVING THE SAME - There are provided a protection circuit module for a secondary battery and a battery pack having the same. In one embodiment, a protection circuit module includes a mounting substrate and at least one connecting member positioned at one side of the mounting substrate. The connecting member is provided with a first layer having a first surface, a second layer having a second surface opposite to the first surface, and at least one spacer that allows the first and second surfaces to be spaced apart from each other.05-26-2011
20120231303BATTERY PACK - A battery pack configured to prevent excess solder material from flowing down onto a protective circuit module (PCM) is disclosed. According to some aspects, the battery pack includes at least one battery cell, a protective circuit module (PCM) electrically connected to the battery cell, and a conductive tab configured to electrically connect the battery cell to the PCM. A tapered through hole is formed in the PCM so that the conductive tab is inserted into and fixed to the through hole.09-13-2012
20120231301Secondary Battery - A secondary battery having a compact design by using planar lead plates. In the secondary battery, a third lead plate is arranged on a top side of a protective circuit module, while the first and second lead plates are planar and are arranged on a bottom side of the protective circuit module. Therefore, a coupling height of a bare cell to the protective circuit module can be minimized to allow for an increased capacity of the bare cell. The protective circuit module may include an accommodation portion, such as a groove or a through hole, to accommodate a plug of an electrolyte injection hole in the cap plate.09-13-2012
20120231300BATTERY PACK - A battery pack including a core pack including a plurality of unit cells, the plurality of unit cells including a first unit cell including a first electrode tab extending in a first direction, and a second unit cell including a second electrode tab coupled to the first electrode tab at a first coupling region at which the second electrode tab overlaps the first electrode tab; and a lead member coupled to the first electrode tab at a second coupling region at which the lead member overlaps the first electrode tab, the second coupling region being different from the first coupling region.09-13-2012
20130171477BATTERY PACK - A design for a battery pack that provides for a foolproof and easy assembly process, especially during when the protection circuit module is inserted into and combined with the battery case. The protection circuit module includes a circuit substrate with driving circuits arranged on both sides thereof. This circuit substrate is inserted between a first barrier rib of the battery case and a second barrier rib and arranged in parallel thereto. Supporting barrier ribs extending orthogonal from the barrier ribs towards the circuit substrate have a rounded top edge to guide the circuit substrate into the proper location in the battery case. The height of these supporting barrier ribs are formed at least as tall as the barrier ribs to prevent the circuit substrate or the driving circuits from contacting the barrier ribs during the insertion process.07-04-2013
20130171476SECONDARY BATTERY - Mechanical connections between a fixing member, a bare secondary battery cell and a protection circuit module by pressurizing a bare cell by a fastening member are disclosed. The secondary battery is capable of stably fixing an upper case and the bare cell. The secondary battery may include a bare cell including an electrode assembly in the inside thereof and formed with a fixing groove in both sides of a top surface; a protection circuit module electrically connected to the bare cell; and an upper case surrounding the protection circuit module and formed with the fastening hole in the position corresponding to the fixing groove. A bottom surface of the upper case not formed with the fastening hole may be formed with an adhering portion contacting the top surface of the bare cell and a space portion not contacting the top surface of the bare cell.07-04-2013
20110003181BATTERY PACK AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A battery pack comprising a battery cell coupled to a circuit module and a method of fabricating the same are disclosed. A battery pack comprises a battery cell, a circuit module coupled to the battery cell, wherein the circuit module comprises a top surface, a bottom surface, and terminals on the top surface, a lead plate comprising an extension region extending from the bottom surface of the circuit module to a top region of the battery cell to couple the battery cell to the circuit module, and a cover coupled to the circuit module and the battery cell to expose the terminals to an exterior. The lead plate includes at least a first rib protruding upward from the extension region that contacts a top surface of the battery cell.01-06-2011
20110003180BATTERY PACK AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING BATTERY PACK - A battery pack and a method of manufacturing the battery pack. An embodiment of a battery pack includes: a bare cell including an electrode assembly, a can containing the electrode assembly and having an opening at an end thereof for receiving the electrode assembly, and a cap plate sealing the opening; a protection circuit module for protecting the bare cell during charging; and a lead plate press-fit coupled to the cap plate and electrically connecting the bare cell to the protection circuit module.01-06-2011
20110003179PROTECTION CIRCUIT BOARD, SECONDARY BATTERY, AND BATTERY PACK - A protection circuit board, a secondary battery, and a battery pack including a secondary battery. In embodiments of a protection circuit board, as well as a secondary battery and a battery pack including a protection circuit board, a secondary protection device is disposed in a board body of the protection circuit board for facilitating fabrication and improving performance of the secondary protection device without using an additional structure for insulating the secondary protection device and the secondary battery.01-06-2011
20110003178Microporous Films, Methods for Their Production, and Applications Thereof - The invention relates to a microporous membrane having a relatively low heat shrinkage values along planar axes of the membrane. The invention also relates to a battery separator formed by such microporous membrane, and a battery comprising such a separator. Another aspect of the invention relates to a method for making the multi-layer, microporous polyolefin membrane, a method for making a battery using such a membrane as a separator, and a method for using such a battery.01-06-2011
20120263976SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery including an electrode assembly including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator between the first and second electrodes; a first collecting part electrically connected to the first electrode; a second collecting part electrically connected to the second electrode; a case configured to receive the electrode assembly; a cap assembly including a cap plate configured to seal an opening of the case; and an auxiliary connection part electrically connected between the second collecting part and the cap plate, and the second collecting part includes at least two fuse parts, a first extension part, and a second extension part connected to the second electrode.10-18-2012
20120263977METHOD FOR PRODUCING HYBRID NEGATIVE PLATE FOR LEAD-ACID STORAGE BATTERY AND LEAD-ACID STORAGE BATTERY - There is provided a method for producing a hybrid negative plate for a lead-acid storage battery which is improved in the production working efficiency and the productivity and enhances the quick charge and discharge characteristics and the discharge characteristics at a low temperature under PSOC of a lead-acid storage battery.10-18-2012
20110039132SECONDARY BATTERY INCLUDING A SENSOR TO DETERMINE IF BATTERY IS HEATED ABOVE A PREDETERMINED TEMPERATURE - A secondary battery includes at least one bare cell having a first electrode and a second electrode, a Protection Circuit Module (PCM) electrically connected to the first electrode and the second electrode of the bare cell, and an abnormal temperature sensing member provided on a surface of the bare cell and electrically connected to the PCM. The abnormal temperature sensing member is electrically short-circuited when the bare cell is heated above a predetermined temperature.02-17-2011
20110039131SECONDARY BATTERY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A secondary battery in which electric connection between an electrode tab of a bare cell and a connection tab of a protective circuit module is performed by welding the electrode tab of the bare cell to the connection tab of the protective circuit module that form a battery pack. A process is provided so that electrode tabs of two or more laminated bare cells are easily and precisely welded to a single, or more, connection tabs by a worker. The welding process is effectively performed and welding strength between the tabs increases.02-17-2011
20110039129SECONDARY BATTERY PACK AND PTC ELEMENT HAVING EXCELLENT PRODUCTION PROCESS PROPERTY - Disclosed herein is a secondary battery pack including a battery cell having an electrode assembly of a cathode/separator/anode structure mounted in a battery case together with an electrolyte in a sealed state, an insulative mounting member having openings through which electrode terminals of the battery cell are exposed outward, the insulative mounting member being constructed in a structure in which connection members and a protection circuit board are loaded on the top of the insulative mounting member, the insulative mounting member being mounted to the top of the battery cell, and an insulative cap coupled to an upper end of the battery cell for covering the insulative mounting member in a state in which the connection members and the protection circuit board are loaded on the insulative mounting member, wherein the insulative mounting member is provided at an upper part thereof with at least one coupling groove, the connection members and the protection circuit board are provided with through-holes communicating with the coupling groove, and a predetermined mechanical fastening member is inserted into the coupling groove through the through-holes, thereby achieving the coupling of the connection members and the protection circuit board to the insulative mounting member.02-17-2011
20110039128BATTERY PACK AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A battery pack and a method of manufacturing the same provide a battery pack that can improve durability against external impacts and increase efficiency in a manufacturing process and reduce the number of manufacturing processes. The battery pack includes a bare cell, a circuit module electrically coupled to the bare cell, a tube-type case surrounding the bare cell, a top cover covering the circuit module, the top cover being coupled to the tube-type case, and a bottom cover covering a bottom surface of the bare cell.02-17-2011
20120270075SECONDARY BATTERY MODULE AND SECONDARY BATTERY PACK - A secondary battery module includes a plurality of plate shaped secondary cells; and a casing that is formed with a plurality of grooves extending in its depth direction, with at least one of the secondary cells being housed in a space defined between neighboring grooves, wherein: the plurality of grooves each extends from a lower portion of the casing towards an upper portion of the casing; and the plurality of secondary cells are electrically connected together in a space defined above the grooves and internal to the casing.10-25-2012
20100203364Energy Conversion Cell Having a Dielectrically Graded Region to Alter Transport, and Methods Thereof - Energy conversion devices and methods for altering transport of reaction species therein include use of a dielectrically graded structure (e.g., region, layer). For example, in photon energy conversion devices (e.g., solar cells) or in chemical energy conversion devices (e.g., fuel cells) one or more non-electric structures which provide a gradient in dielectric constant are positioned within the cell to alter the direction and/or rate of transport of a photo-generated or chemical reaction-generated species.08-12-2010
20100203363CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY AND BATTERY PACK HAVING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a connector assembly and a battery pack having the same. For this purpose, provided are a connector assembly with optimized size and mounting area of the connector assembly serving as a current-carrying medium of the battery pack, and improved bond strength between the connector terminal and the housing, and a battery pack having the same.08-12-2010
20120270074BATTERY PACK - An embodiment of the present invention provides a battery pack comprising a plurality of battery cells; a protective circuit module coupled to at least two battery cells; and a case accommodating the battery cells and the protective circuit module, wherein the two battery cells are disposed on a surface of the case, and the protective circuit module is disposed between the two battery cells on the surface of the case.10-25-2012
20120321912BATTERY DEVICES - A battery carrier configured to be mounted to a tool body of an electric tool for supplying electric power to the tool body may include a plurality of battery mount sections arranged in a juxtaposed relationship, each battery mount section may be configured to hold a battery that has a length along a longitudinal direction, the length of each mounted battery may be substantially the same, and the battery mount sections may be arranged and configured so that when batteries are mounted on the battery mount sections, longitudinal axes of the respective batteries mounted to the battery mount sections may extend at least partially parallel to each other.12-20-2012
20100203362ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE - An energy storage device comprising at least one negative electrode, wherein each negative electrode is individually selected from (i) an electrode comprising negative battery electrode material; (ii) an electrode comprising capacitor electrode material; (iii) a mixed electrode comprising either—a mixture of battery and capacitor electrode material or—a region of battery electrode material and a region of capacitor electrode material, or—a combination thereof, and wherein the energy storage device either comprises at least one electrode of type (iii), or comprises at least one electrode of each of types (i) and (ii),—at least one positive electrode, wherein the positive electrode comprises positive battery electrode material and a charging ability-increasing additive, such as one or a mixture of: (a) carbon nanomaterial, vapour grown carbon fibre, fullerene, or a mixture thereof, and (b) tin dioxide conductive materials.08-12-2010
20110236727SECONDARY BATTERY PACK - A secondary battery pack includes a battery cell having an electrode assembly, a case housing the electrode assembly, and a first electrode tab and a second electrode tab electrically coupled to the electrode assembly; and a protection circuit module coupled to the battery cell, wherein the protection circuit module includes a printed circuit substrate; and a temperature safety device embedded in the printed circuit substrate.09-29-2011
20100233518HIGH ENERGY-DENSITY RADIOISOTOPE MICRO POWER SOURCES - A method of constructing a solid-state energy-density micro radioisotope power source device. In such embodiments, the method comprises depositing the pre-voltaic semiconductor composition, comprising a semiconductor material and a radioisotope material, into a micro chamber formed within a power source device body. The method additionally includes heating the body to a temperature at which the pre-voltaic semiconductor composition will liquefy within the micro chamber to provide a liquid state composite mixture. Furthermore, the method includes cooling the body and liquid state composite mixture such that liquid state composite mixture solidifies to provide a solid-state composite voltaic semiconductor, thereby providing a solid-state high energy-density micro radioisotope power source device.09-16-2010
20120276419BATTERY PACK - A battery pack is disclosed. In one embodiment, the battery pack includes i) a plurality of battery cells, ii) a first flexible board configured to electrically connect the battery cells to each other and having a plurality of first terminals. The battery pack also includes iii) a second flexible board contacting the first flexible board and having a plurality of second terminals which are electrically connected to the first terminals, wherein each of the second terminals comprises a plurality of protrusions and iv) a circuit module electrically connected to the second flexible board.11-01-2012
20120276421POWER STORAGE DEVICE CELL, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR, AND ELECTRIC STORAGE DEVICE - A power storage device cell is configured to include a capacitor positive electrode, a lithium positive electrode, and a common negative electrode in which electrode layers are formed on a collector foil in which penetration holes are formed, and such that the capacitor positive electrode and the lithium positive electrode are directly connected; each of the electrode layers of the common negative electrode is formed of a carbon-based material in which graphite particles and hard carbon particles are mixed, and the proportion of the hard carbon particles in the carbon-based material is from 5% by weight to 70% by weight.11-01-2012
20120321915ELECTROCHEMICAL POWER DELIVERY VOLTAGE REGULATOR - An electrochemical power delivery voltage regulator. The regulator includes one or more fluid circuits having a first electrolyte solution with a primary redox couple and a secondary redox couple; and a second electrolyte solution with a further primary redox couple; a polyelectrode in contact with the first electrolyte solution; a further electrode in contact with the second electrolyte solution; and control means coupled to control a relative concentration of electroactive species of the secondary redox couple and thereby impact a mixed potential at the polyelectrode, such as to regulate a supply voltage of the electrochemical power delivery voltage regulator, in operation. The invention further concerns a corresponding method of voltage regulation and a system comprising such an electrochemical power and electrical consumers with consumer fluid circuits in fluid communication with respective one or more fluid circuits of the electrochemical power delivery voltage regulator.12-20-2012
20120321914ELECTRICITY SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR VEHICLES - The invention relates to an electricity supply system for vehicles, which has a connector device that includes an electronic board provided with a data microprocessor; a plurality of connector plugs arranged in parallel and connected to one another to couple to a plurality of removable rechargeable batteries; a connection to the electronic board provided with a continuous current BUS to couple to the electrical system of the engine of the corresponding vehicle; and a discriminator such that the electronic board is able to identify the electrical supply from any of the plurality of removable batteries, such that when the rechargeable batteries are discharged or low they can be recharged from an external electricity source such as the general electricity grid.12-20-2012
20120321913MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR LONG-LIVED NEGATIVE ELECTRODE AND CAPACITOR BATTERY ADOPTING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a preparation method of a long cycle life negative electrode as well as the organic hybrid capacitor battery using this negative electrode. The preparation steps of the negative electrode include: blending all materials including carbon material with a fast lithium intercalation capability, and a binder, and adding in solvent; pressing the blended material to get an electrode plate of a certain thickness; stirring the conductive agent to a paste, and attaching it to a cathode current collector; attaching the electrode plate to the conductive agent coated negative current collector; Drying, grinding, cutting and vacuum drying to form a negative electrode. In the present invention, the process of pressing the electrode plate into shape first and then attaching to the negative current collector is used, which enables the negative electrode to have a high compressed density and cycle life. The organic hybrid super capacitor battery in the present invention has high energy density (up to 45-80 Wh/Kg), high power density (>4500 W/Kg), and can be widely used in electric vehicles, power tools, solar energy storage, wind energy storage, portable electric appliances and other fields.12-20-2012
20120088127Energy Storage And Output System - An electrical power supply system is disclosed. The power supply system has an energy storage device, which may include two energy packs connected in parallel, each pack comprising two banks of cells electrically connected in parallel, and each bank comprising seven energy cells electrically connected in series. The cells may be lithium-ion cells, such as those containing LiFePo. In one embodiment of the invention, the cells are rated to deliver about 3.3 volts during normal operation.04-12-2012
20120328908Battery Pack - A battery pack comprises a battery module disposed inside a case, the battery module including a plurality of battery units, each including first and second lead tabs which protrude outside of each battery unit and which have bent portions. An insulation plate includes a plurality of ribs, wherein the bent portions of the lead tabs extend over the ribs, and a plurality of bus bars are disposed over the lead tabs and electrically connect the battery units serially with each other, the bus bars being fixed to the ribs.12-27-2012
20110300414CAP ASSEMBLY AND RECHARGEABLE BATTERY HAVING THE SAME - A cap assembly, having a reduced number of components and a simplified assembling process, and a secondary battery having the same. A cap assembly includes a cap plate having a first hole, a first electrode terminal inserted into and extending out from the first hole of the cap plate, the first electrode terminal including an upper terminal part, a lower terminal part, and a connection part electrically connecting the upper terminal part with the lower terminal part; and an injection resin molding between the first hole and the first electrode terminal to seal the first hole around the first electrode terminal.12-08-2011
20120100398APPLE-IPAD HOLDER TYPE BATTERY PACK - An APPLE-iPad holder type battery pack configured to hold and charge an APPLE-iPad, having a pair of high-definition speakers for output of audio signal from the APPLE-iPad and a support pivotally hinged to the back side thereof for supporting the APPLE-iPad on a flat surface in one of a series of tilting positions.04-26-2012
20120100401BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes a plurality of battery modules including a plurality of cells 04-26-2012
20120100400INSTRUMENT CONNECTION TYPE UNIT PACK COMBINED CELL CARTRIDGE - The present invention relates to an instrument connection type unit pack combined cell cartridge assembled into a compound cell interconnection mesh, and to a combined cartridge electricity storage device assembled into a compound unit interconnection mesh in which a plurality of cell cartridges are electrically interconnected. The unit pack combined cell cartridge of the present invention is configured such that a plurality of cells are interconnected into a unit pack using a suitable device (bus bar), and a plurality of unit packs are interconnected into a unitary cartridge using a suitable device (intermediate conductor plate). The combined cartridge electricity storage device of the present invention is configured such that a plurality of unit pack combined cartridges are accommodated in an outer case and interconnected into a serial or parallel compound interconnection structure to form a unitary system. The present invention interconnects cells, unit packs and cartridges using an easily connectible or separable instrument, to thereby allow for ease of assembly and improve productivity. In addition, the number of cells used in a unit pack, the number of unit packs used in a cartridge, and the number of cartridges used in an electricity storage device can be adjusted and changed to change current capacity and voltage capacity with ease.04-26-2012
20120100399BATTERY UNIT - A battery unit includes: a main accommodation casing that includes a power output terminal; at least one sub-module that is accommodated in the main accommodation casing; and a control unit that is accommodated in the main accommodation casing and controls at least one of charging and discharging of a unit battery, wherein in the sub-module, two or more battery blocks are accommodated inside a sub-accommodation casing so that the terminals of the battery blocks each including a plurality of unit batteries are not exposed and the battery blocks are connected to each other through an electric connection member.04-26-2012
20130011699RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery includes a case, an electrode assembly in the case, a current collecting member electrically connected to the electrode assembly, a fuse part in the current collecting member, and an elastic member adjacent to the fuse part. The elastic member is configured to provide an elastic force to the fuse part.01-10-2013
20130011700Battery Pack - A battery pack that can easily combine battery cells stacked in a plurality of layers with each other and easily combine the battery cells with protection circuit devices while reducing manufacturing costs and while providing a compact design suitable for powering small electronic devices such as mobile phones and tablet PCs. The battery pack includes a plurality of first battery cells electrically connected to a first circuit board, a plurality of second battery cells electrically connected to a second circuit board, the second circuit board being electrically connected to the first circuit board and a circuit module electrically connecting the first and second circuit boards to an outside.01-10-2013
20100151280SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery includes a bare cell and a protection circuit module electrically connected to the bare cell. The protection circuit module includes a flexible printed circuit board including a circuit board body and a terminal-forming portion providing a first external terminal and a second external terminal and a support member to which the terminal-forming portion is attached, the support member having a support surface spaced from the circuit board body.06-17-2010
20130017417Aqueous Electrolyte Energy Storage Device - An electrochemical device including a housing and a stack of electrochemical cells in the housing. Each electrochemical cell includes an anode electrode, a cathode electrode, a separator located between the anode electrode and the cathode electrode and an electrolyte. The electrochemical device also includes a current collector located between adjacent electrochemical cells, an anode bus operatively connected to the anodes of the electrochemical cells in the stack and a cathode bus operatively connected to the cathodes of the electrochemical cells in the stack. The housing, the anode electrode, the cathode electrode, the separator, the anode bus and the cathode bus are non-metallic.01-17-2013
20110159324BATTERY PACK, HOLSTER, AND EXTENDIBLE PROCESSING AND INTERFACE PLATFORM FOR MOBILE DEVICES - A battery pack is provided for a mobile communication device, comprising a casing defining a cavity that conforms, at least partially, to the outer shape of the mobile communication device and one or more rechargeable power cells housed within the thickness of the casing. An internal interface engages a corresponding interface on the mobile communication device to provide power from the one or more rechargeable cells to the mobile communication device. An external interface is electrically coupled to the internal interface in order to transmit signals from the mobile communication device to an external device and may further serve to recharge the one or more rechargeable power cells. The battery pack may also serve as an extendible platform by providing additional integrated communication interfaces and/or processors that can be utilized by the mobile communication device to extend its communication and/or processing capabilities.06-30-2011
20110159323Secondary battery - A secondary battery includes a bare cell, and a protection circuit module electrically connected to the bare cell, the protection circuit module including a circuit board including a welding hole therethrough and a welding pad adjacent to the welding hole, and an electrode terminal tab positioned between the circuit board and the bare cell, the electrode terminal tab having a terminal connection portion and a board connection portion electrically connected to the bare cell and the circuit board, respectively, wherein the welding hole exposes the terminal connection portion of the electrode terminal tab, and the welding pad is electrically connected to the board connection portion of the electrode terminal tab.06-30-2011
20130171478POWER SUPPLY DEVICE - A power supply device includes: a power storage element having an electrode terminal; and a fixing portion fixed to the power storage element on a second surface of the power storage element which is different from a first surface on which the electrode terminal is arranged. The fixing portion has a connection terminal for electrically connecting the electrode terminal and an external load.07-04-2013
20130143074BATTERY PACK AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Disclosed are a battery pack and a method of manufacturing the same, in which a case accommodating a core pack including a bare cell and a protection circuit member is integrally formed as a single body by using a foam, thereby improving impact resistance of the core pack and improving working efficiency and productivity without the need of an adhesive coating step. The battery pack includes a core pack including a bare cell and a protection circuit member attached to one side of the bare cell, a case formed of a foam and accommodating the core pack, and a shielding layer formed on a surface of the protection circuit member.06-06-2013
20130143075BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes: a plurality of batteries; a circuit board electrically connected to the batteries; a cell guide between adjacent ones of the batteries, the cell guide including a first cell guide and a second cell guide, and the first cell guide and the second cell guide being disposed perpendicular to each other; and a case accommodating the plurality of batteries and the circuit board.06-06-2013
20120251849BATTERY PACK - A core pack and a battery pack using the same. A battery pack includes a plurality of bare cells electrically connected to one another. A protection circuit module (PCM) is positioned at an outside of the bare cells and electrically connected to the bare cells. A temperature measurement device is provided with a temperature sensing portion that senses the temperature of the bare cells, a contact portion connected to the PCM, and a connecting portion through which the temperature sensing portion and the contact portion are connected to each other. A case accommodates the bare cells, the PCM and the temperature measurement device. In the battery pack, the temperature sensing portion is positioned in a space formed between outer circumferential surfaces of bare cells disposed in parallel adjacent to each other. Accordingly, it is possible to improve the quality of the battery.10-04-2012
20120251848Rechargeable battery pack - A rechargeable battery pack for improving watertight performance for unit cells and a protection circuit module by draining water having permeated into a case while allowing inflow and outflow of cooling air into/out of the case. The rechargeable battery pack includes at least one unit cell including a rechargeable battery, and a case for supporting the unit cell and receiving the same, wherein the case includes a bottom, a reinforcing rib protruded in the bottom, and a drainage hole formed in the bottom beneath the reinforcing rib.10-04-2012
20130136954FUEL CELL LAYER - MEAs are formed in regions corresponding to openings provided in a substrate. Each MEA includes an electrolyte membrane, an anode catalyst layer, and a cathode catalyst layer. The substrate has a first gas-impermeable region and a second gas-impermeable region between adjacent MEAs. A third gas-impermeable region is provided between the first gas-impermeable region and the second gas-impermeable region. The third gas-impermeable region having conductive property constitutes a part of interconnector.05-30-2013
20130136955High Thermal Conductivity Battery Assembly - The invention relates to a battery assembly with high thermal conductivity. The battery assembly comprises a metal case having a hollow accommodation cavity formed therein, a plurality of battery cells installed parallel to one another within the metal case, and a common electrode for connection to the other electrode in each of the battery cells. Each of the battery cells has two electrodes, with one of the electrodes that corresponds to those of the rest of the battery cells being connected in a thermally conductive manner to the metal case. The invention takes advantage of high thermal conductivity of metallic material and dissipates heat by connecting the metal case to the battery electrodes. The invention further comprises fixation troughs formed on the metal case, thereby reducing the size of the assembly.05-30-2013
20130177783BATTERY PACK AND METHOD OF MONITORING REMOVAL OF SECONDARY BATTERY IN BATTERY PACK - A battery pack and a simple construction is provided. The battery pack includes a plurality of secondary batteries, a housing storing the plurality of secondary batteries, and an inspection circuit stored in the housing. The housing includes a main body section and a closing member to close an opening for taking the plurality of secondary batteries in and out of the main body section, and includes a plurality of fixing members for fixing the closing member on the main body section, the plurality of fixing members being made of a conductive material. An attachment state of the fixing members with respect to the closing member and the main body section is monitored by the inspection circuit, and an attachment order of the fixing members with respect to the closing member and the main body section is memorized by the inspection circuit.07-11-2013
20130115482BATTERY PACK - A battery pack that can prevent an electrical short of a lead tab that electrically connects a battery cell and a protective circuit module. The battery pack includes a plurality of battery cells, a protective circuit module electrically connected to the battery cells, a case including a lower case in which the battery cells and the protective circuit module are mounted, and an upper case coupled to the lower case, a cell tab electrically connected to electrode terminals of the battery cells and extending to the outside of the case, a protective circuit electrically connected to the protective circuit module and extending to the outside of the case, and a connection tab formed at the outside of the case and electrically connecting the cell tab and the protective circuit tab.05-09-2013
20130115481BATTERY PACK - A battery pack including: a bare cell including an electrode assembly, a can accommodating the electrode assembly, and a terminal electrically coupled to the electrode assembly; a protection circuit module electrically connected to the bare cell; and a first lead plate connected between the protection circuit module and the terminal, and the protection circuit module is offset from the terminal in a first direction toward a side of the bare cell at a first end of the bare cell.05-09-2013
20130095350BATTERY PACK AND POWER TOOL - A battery pack, includes: a battery set including at least one battery cell; a protection IC configured to protect plural kinds of the battery sets, which produce different voltages, from overcharging and overdischarging, the protection IC including terminals for setting the different voltages of the battery sets; and a board configured to mount, on a surface of the board, circuit components including the protection IC and a connection unit which is connected to the terminals based on the produced voltage of the battery set to be connected to the protection IC.04-18-2013
20130101872ELECTRICITY SUPPLY SYSTEM AND ELECTRICITY SUPPLY ELEMENT THEREOF - An electricity supply system and electricity supply element thereof is provided. The electricity supply system is made of a plurality of electricity supply elements by stacking or rolling. Each electricity supply element includes a substrate, two current collector layers and two active material layers. The substrate has a plurality of holes and the current collector layers, the active material layers are disposed on two sides respectively. Therefore, the ion migration is permitted by the holes and the electricity is outputted by the current collector layers. Hence, by this new structure of the electricity supply element, the resistance is decreased.04-25-2013
20130101871PROTECTIVE CIRCUIT MODULE AND BATTERY PACK HAVING THE SAME - A protective circuit module includes a printed circuit board; and an electronic device on the printed circuit board, the electronic device including: an integrated circuit chip; at least one electrical component electrically coupled to the integrated circuit chip; and an encapsulating portion, the encapsulating portion encapsulating the integrated circuit chip and a portion of the at least one electrical component, wherein another portion of the at least one electrical component is outside the encapsulating portion.04-25-2013
20130101870RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator between the first and second electrodes; a case housing the electrode assembly; a cap plate covering an opening of the case; an electrode terminal extending through the cap plate; a lead tab including a fuse part and connecting the electrode terminal and the electrode assembly; and an auxiliary discharge path between opposite sides of the fuse part and having a second electrical resistance value greater than a first electrical resistance value of the fuse part.04-25-2013
20130209838LARGE FORMAT BATTERY PACKAGING SYSTEM - A large format battery packaging system provides for safety, efficiency and reliability of chemically generated DC current. Each cell is immersed or submerged in a thermally conductive dielectric medium for the purpose of consistently regulating cell temperature. Internal electronics may also be employed to manage both the charge and discharge cycles and the heat generated therefrom.08-15-2013
20130130066BUTTON CELL COMPRISING A COIL ELECTRODE WITH A THERMAL FUSE - A button cell closed without flanging includes a housing formed of two housing halves including a cell cup and a cell lid, an electrically insulating seal separating the cell cup and the cell lid, an electrode-separator assembly including at least one positive and at least one negative electrode arranged inside the housing, metal diverters electrically connecting the at least one positive and the at least one negative electrode to the housing halves, and a thermal fuse connected to or integrated into one of the diverters.05-23-2013
20130130065RECHARGEABLE BATTERY PACK - A rechargeable battery pack includes a plurality of unit cells adjacent to each other along a first direction in a pouch, the pouch having a terrace portion at one side surface, and a vertical portion on and perpendicular to the terrace portion, a protection circuit module (PCM) electrically connected to the unit cells, the PCM including a concave groove, and the vertical portion of the pouch fitting into the concave groove, and an adhesion member connecting the PCM and the terrace portion of the pouch, the adhesion member including a separation portion configured to concavely separate and fit the vertical portion of the pouch.05-23-2013
20130149562BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes a pouch-type bare cell, a protecting circuit module, a top case and a protecting circuit module support part. The pouch-type bare cell has a sealing region positioned in an extraction direction of an electrode lead. The protecting circuit module is positioned in the sealing region and connected to the electrode lead. The top case surrounds the protecting circuit module. The protecting circuit module support part is provided between the top case and the protecting circuit module. Accordingly, the protecting circuit module support part is formed between the top case and the protecting circuit module, so that it is possible to prevent a component mounted on the protecting circuit module from being damaged by an external impact and to prevent the inflow of a foreign matter from the outside of the battery pack, thereby improving the reliability and safety of the battery pack.06-13-2013
20130149563BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes a bare cell, a protecting circuit module, a top case and an integrated insulator. The bare cell has a terrace part that is a sealing region positioned in an extraction direction of an electrode lead. The protecting circuit module is positioned at the terrace part and connected to the electrode lead. The top case surrounds the protecting circuit module. The integrated insulator covers at least the top case, and includes a first insulating member facing a top surface of the top case and having two first long sides opposite to each other and two first short sides opposite to each other, a second insulating member provided to extend from each of the first long sides and having a second long side and second short sides opposite to each other, and a third insulating member provided to extend from each of the second short sides.06-13-2013
20130149564BATTERY PACK CONTAINING PCM EMPLOYED WITH SAFETY MEMBER - A battery pack including a battery cell having an electrode assembly of a cathode/separator/anode structure mounted in a battery case together with an electrolyte in a sealed state, and a protection circuit module (PCM) electrically connected to the battery cell. The PCM includes a protection circuit board (PCB) electrically connected to the battery cell, the PCB being provided on a region where a circuit is connected with a conductive pattern including a fusing part, having relatively high resistance, configured to fuse itself for interrupting the flow of current when a large amount of current is conducted.06-13-2013
20130149560AUXILIARY ELECTRODE FOR LITHIUM-ION BATTERY - An auxiliary electrode for a lithium-ion battery includes a lithium source material. The auxiliary electrode is configured to selectively couple to a negative electrode of a lithium-ion battery to provide lithium for formation of a solid-electrolyte-inter-phase layer on a negative electrode.06-13-2013
20110236728BATTERY MODULE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A battery module 09-29-2011
20110236726BATTERY PACK - There is provided a battery pack capable of unfolding support members in the use of an external device having the battery pack joined thereto, and inserting the support members respectively into groove portions in the movement of the external device. The battery pack includes at least one battery cell. A case accommodates the battery cells, and is formed as a portion of the external appearance of an external device. The battery pack further includes groove portions formed in a region at which the battery cells are not positioned in the interior of the case and support members respectively inserted into or protruded from the groove portions. Accordingly, the external device can be more conveniently used, and the external appearance of the external device can be formed slimmer in the movement of the external device.09-29-2011
20130149561BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes a pouch-type bare cell having a sealing region positioned in an extraction direction of an electrode lead; a protecting circuit module positioned in the sealing region of the bare cell and connected to the electrode lead; and a top case implemented in a shape in which only a surface facing the sealing region is opened and the other surfaces are integrally formed to cover the protecting circuit module. In the battery pack, a bottom surface of the top case comes in surface contact with a top surface of the bare cell, and the shape of the bottom surface of the top case is implemented in a bent shape so as to correspond to the shape of the top surface of the bare cell.06-13-2013
20100291414Battery Thermal Management System - In certain embodiments, a battery thermal management system includes at least one battery, at least one thermoelectric device in thermal communication with the at least one battery, and a conduit comprising an inlet configured to allow a working fluid to enter and flow into the conduit and into thermal communication with the at least one thermoelectric device. The conduit further comprises an outlet configured to allow the working fluid to exit and flow from the conduit and away from being in thermal communication with the at least one thermoelectric device. The battery thermal management system can further include a first flow control device which directs the working fluid through the inlet of the conduit and a second flow control device which directs the working fluid through the outlet of the conduit. The first flow control device and the second flow control device are each separately operable from one another.11-18-2010
20130101869INTEGRATED CELL VOLTAGE SENSE LINE FUSING - Lithium-ion batteries, unlike other chemistries, may need the voltage of every cell monitored. This may employ a wiring harness or interconnect board that connects the leads of each cell to battery monitoring electronics. These leads can be protected from each other by one or more methods including physical segregation, insulation, and fusing. If a fuse is used it can be located as close as possible to the terminal of the cell. The fuse can be located inside the sealed compartment of the cell itself. The leads would be passed out of the cell in a second location allowing the use of alternative sense lead wiring harnesses or interconnect board designs that save on packaging cost and volume. By locating the fuse inside the cell, design and validation efforts involved in placing a fuse inline with the wiring harness are eliminated.04-25-2013
20100316892BATTERY PACK - A battery pack is disclosed. The battery pack includes a bare cell comprising a cap plate and an electrode terminal positioned on a center region of the cap plate; an insulating layer positioned over the cap plate, wherein the insulating layer comprises a first terminal hole formed in a region corresponding to the electrode terminal; and a protective circuit module positioned over the insulating layer, wherein the protective circuit module comprises a protective circuit board having a second terminal hole formed in a region corresponding to the electrode terminal.12-16-2010
20100316891SECONDARY BATTERY INCLUDING PROTECTION CIRCUIT MODULE - A secondary battery including a bare cell, a protection circuit module provided with a circuit board, and a coupling member adapted to connect the bare cell to the protection circuit module. The coupling member has a bare cell coupling portion coupled to the bare cell, first and second circuit board coupling portions coupled to the circuit board, and first and second connecting portions connecting the bare cell coupling portions to the first and second circuit board coupling portions, respectively. The first and second connecting portions are inclined against a normal, or perpendicular, with respect to the bare cell coupling portion12-16-2010
20120282495POWER STORAGE DEVICE CELL, MANUFACTURING METHOD AND STORING METHOD THEREFOR, AND ELECTRIC STORAGE DEVICE - A power storage device cell is configured such that a capacitor positive electrode and a lithium positive electrode are directly connected with each other; a second electrode layer is formed of a material including particles of phosphoric-acid-type lithium compound having an olivine-type structure; the third electrode layers are formed mainly of particles of lithium titanate; and a third collector foil is formed of an aluminum foil.11-08-2012
20120282494BATTERY PACK - Disclosed is a battery pack including an electrode assembly; a battery case housing the electrode assembly; a cap assembly on one side of the battery case; and a protection circuit module coupled to the cap assembly, wherein the cap assembly comprises a side wall extending from an edge of the cap assembly, and the side wall covers a portion of the protection circuit module.11-08-2012
20130183543POWER SOURCE UNIT - A power source unit includes a battery main body including at least one battery cell, an electric device located on the battery main body, and a wall located along a lateral side of parts included in the electric device. The wall is taller than a height of the parts.07-18-2013
20130183544BATTERY MODULE AND POWER SOURCE UNIT - A battery pack includes a stack including a plurality of battery cells aligned, holding plates respectively provided on side faces of the stack for holding the stack, a coupling member disposed along a direction in which the battery cells are aligned and fixed to the holding plates to bind the plurality of battery cells, and an insulating member provided between the coupling member and the plurality of battery cells. The insulating member includes projecting portions disposed adjacent to and along at least one of side faces of the coupling member and projecting toward the coupling member.07-18-2013
20130122329RECHARGEABLE BATTERY PACK - A rechargeable battery pack may be used with a protection circuit module in common for serial or parallel connection of unit cells. The rechargeable battery pack may include a plurality of unit cells for forming a rechargeable battery by providing an electrode assembly to a pouch, a protection circuit module electrically connected to the unit cells, and a connector connected to the protection circuit module. The protection circuit module may include a serial protection circuit for electrically connecting the unit cells in series and a parallel protection circuit for electrically connecting the unit cells in parallel.05-16-2013
20130122330LITHIUM CELLS AND BATTERIES WITH IMPROVED STABILITY AND SAFETY, METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF, AND APPLICATION IN MOBILE AND STATIONARY ELECTRICAL ENERGY ACCUMULATORS - The invention relates to a battery comprising an electrode separator arrangement filled with an electrolyte, characterised in that the electrode separator arrangement is at least partially covered with a casting compound (FIG. 05-16-2013
20110311843LITHIUM POLYMER BATTERY WITH EXTERNAL SHEATH - A lithium polymer battery comprising an internal sheath, reinforcement members, and an external sheath and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. The lithium polymer battery comprises a pouch-type internal sheath with an electrode assembly positioned therein and a protective circuit module that is attached to the surface thereof to control the charging and discharging processes of the electrode assembly. The battery further comprises reinforcement members that couple with surfaces of the internal sheath and an external sheath for integrally enclosing the internal sheath and the reinforcement members. The external sheath may comprise a tube, a thermally contractible tube, or a melted resin.12-22-2011
20110311842ELECTRIC CELL ARRANGEMENT - An electric cell arrangement includes a plurality of secondary batteries connected in series with each other. With a combination of secondary batteries of different types, the electric cell arrangement provides a range of operating voltage and a capacity that is better fit for the need of an electric power consuming device.12-22-2011
20130189549ELECTRIC STORAGE APPARATUS - Provided is an electric storage apparatus including: an electric storage device; a circuit module; and an enclosure for housing the electric storage device, wherein: any one thereof includes an engaging portion; any one of the remaining ones includes an engaged portion; and the engaging portion and the engaged portion are engageable with and disengageable from each other.07-25-2013
20130189547Battery Banks, Connector Assemblies, and Battery Connecting Methods - Methods for controlling the usage of individual and/or groups of batteries within a bank of batteries are provided. Methods for connecting batteries are also provided. Battery connector boards are provided. Battery banks are also provided. Battery connector assemblies are provided.07-25-2013
20130189548Secondary cell and method of operating same - A secondary cell (07-25-2013
20120021256SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery includes a bare cell having a can, a cap plate on the can, and an electrode terminal protruding from the cap plate; a protection circuit module on the bare cell, the protection circuit module including a circuit board; a temperature sensitive device coupled to the circuit board; and a first lead plate electrically coupled to the circuit board and to the electrode terminal.01-26-2012
20120021255BATTERY PACK AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING OF CHARGING AND DISCHARGING OF THE SAME - A battery pack capable of safely control charging and discharging and a method of controlling this charging and discharging. The battery pack includes a battery assembly at least one battery cell, a protective circuit board electrically connected to the battery assembly, and an outer terminal electrically connecting the battery assembly to an external power supply or an external load. The protective circuit board includes a charging and discharging device charging and discharging the battery assembly, a temperature device measuring the temperature of the battery assembly; and a charging and discharging controller electrically connected to the battery assembly, the charging and discharging device, and the temperature device and controlling the charging and discharging of the battery assembly. The temperature device is set to measure the temperature of the battery assembly in the state in which the charging and discharging of the battery assembly stops.01-26-2012
20120028085LITHIUM ION BATTERY FOR RAILROAD LOCOMOTIVE - Battery apparatus for use in starting railroad locomotives includes a portable housing. A Lithium Iron Phosphate chemistry Lithium ion battery is carried within the housing. The battery has a positive output lead and a negative output lead accessible from the exterior of the housing. A low voltage and high voltage protection module is positioned within the housing and connected to the positive output lead and the negative output lead. The module is constructed to switch the battery into a “sleeping mode” when the battery voltage reaches a low voltage or a high voltage condition. Output terminals are mounted on an exterior surface of the housing in a location available to be connected to a locomotive by interconnecting cables. When the voltage protection module switches the battery into the “sleeping mode” a push button on the housing is used to reactivate the apparatus.02-02-2012
20120028084SPACER FOR BATTERY PACK AND BATTERY PACK COMPRISING THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a spacer used in a battery pack having a plurality of battery cells mounted in a pack case, wherein the spacer is configured to have a top shape corresponding to the inner shape of the pack case in vertical section and a bottom shape corresponding to the outer circumferential shape of the battery cells in vertical section so that the spacer can be mounted in a space defined between the battery cells and the pack case, grooves, in which electrical connection members are mounted, are formed at the top of the spacer, and the spacer includes at least one temperature detection member mounting part including a horizontal opening open in one direction or in opposite directions and a vertical opening communicating with the horizontal opening so that a temperature detection member is inserted from one side of the spacer and mounted in a space defined between the battery cells. In the spacer, the temperature detection member is inserted into the horizontal opening from one side of the spacer so that the temperature detection member can be fixed between the battery cells and the spacer, and therefore, a process of bonding the temperature detection member is omitted. Also, the electrical connection members for electrical connection between the battery cells and between the battery cells and a protection circuit member are mounted in the grooves so that the electrical connection members are fixed in an insulated state, thereby preventing the occurrence of a short circuit due to vibration or impact and simplifying an assembly process.02-02-2012
20120028083PROTECTION CIRCUIT MODULE WITH THERMISTOR AND BATTERY PACK INCLUDING THE SAME - A protection circuit module with a thermistor and a battery pack including the same. In one embodiment, a battery pack includes a protection circuit module and one or more bare cells. The protection circuit module includes a printed circuit board (PCB) having a protection circuit portion, a flexible film electrically connected to the PCB, and a thermistor mounted on the flexible film and configured to sense a temperature of bare cells and transfer the sensed temperature to the PCB. The one or more bare cells are electrically connected to the protection circuit module. Accordingly, the thermistor is mounted on the flexible film, so that it is possible to obtain the reliability of measuring the temperature of the battery pack.02-02-2012
20120028082Battery pack - A battery pack including a cap plate; a bare cell, the bare cell being sealed by the cap plate; and a circuit board facing the cap plate, wherein the circuit board includes opening units adjacent to edges thereof, the opening units providing an opening for coupling the circuit board to the cap plate.02-02-2012
20120028081SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery includes a bare cell comprising an electrode assembly; a protection circuit module electrically coupled to the bare cell; an upper case including a first case and a second case opposite to the first case joined together, the upper case generally encompassing the protection circuit module; and at least one support rib on at least one of the first case and the second case supporting the protection circuit module.02-02-2012
20120028080PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH HEATER SYSTEM - A portable electronic device includes a body for housing processing circuitry, the body configured for being carried or worn by a user. A battery is coupled with the body for providing power to the processing circuitry. A flexible heater unit is disposed adjacent to the battery, the flexible heater unit is operable to generate heat when powered to transfer heat to the battery. A photonic power source is configured for being carried or worn by a user and operatively coupled with the flexible heater unit to provide electrical power to the flexible heater unit.02-02-2012
20130196179RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery includes a case having an interior and an exterior, an electrode assembly having a first electrode and a second electrode, the electrode assembly being disposed in the interior of the case, an electrode terminal, an electrode connection portion, the electrode connection portion being electrically connected to the electrode terminal through a fuse portion, the fuse portion being positioned between and extending between the electrode connection portion and the electrode terminal.08-01-2013
20130196180Battery Pack - A battery pack having at least two battery cells arranged parallel to each other, a protection circuit module adjacent to at least one of the battery cells, and a temperature measuring member attached to the protection circuit module and extending between, and in contact with, the two battery cells, the temperature measuring member measuring a temperature of one of the battery cells, the temperature measuring member being fixedly and removably attached to the at least one of the battery cells.08-01-2013
20130196181BATTERY PACK - A battery pack that has one or more batteries and a protection circuit module. The battery pack includes protection tab members that connect to the batteries and the tab members include a tab that has a coupling component that extends towards the batteries. The battery pack also includes a conductive member that connects the connection tab member to the protection circuit module. The battery pack also includes spacers that receive the connection tabs and that couple to the coupling component of the connection tabs and are interconnected to the conductive member and the spacers.08-01-2013
20130196182PTC Device and Secondary Battery Having the Same - A PTC device as well as an electrical device such as a battery pack or a dry-cell type secondary cell containing a PTC device and a secondary cell is made more compact. The PTC device includes (1) a PTC component including a laminar polymer PTC element having an electrically conductive filler and a polymer material, and a metal electrode disposed on a surface of each side of the polymer PTC element; and (2) a lead positioned at least in part on the metal electrode of the PTC component, and connected to the metal electrode by an electrically conductive material. An exposed part of the electrically conductive material is covered by a protective member including a polypropylene resin, a nylon resin or an epoxy resin.08-01-2013
20120295137CATALYSTS FOR USE IN ELECTROCHEMICAL APPLICATIONS AND ELECTRODES AND DEVICES USING SAME - An electrode for reduction of an oxidant including a phosphorus-doped carbon-containing catalyst represented by the chemical formula CN11-22-2012
20080305367BATTERY PACK - A battery pack including: a bare cell, a case to house the bare cell, having at least one hole formed therein; a protection circuit board connected to bare cell; an adhesive applied onto the case, and to the bare cell via the hole, and a label attached to the bare cell and the case, by the adhesive.12-11-2008
20130202916BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes a first bare cell and a second bare cell having positive electrodes electrically connected to each other at a first node and negative electrodes electrically connected to each other at the second node, a first protective device connected between the positive electrode of the first bare cell and the first node, and a protective circuit module electrically connected between the first bare cell and second bare cell.08-08-2013
20130202917PTC Device and Secondary Battery Equipped with Same - The present invention provides a PTC device which makes more compact a PTC device as well as an electrical device such as a battery pack comprising the PTC device and a secondary battery or a dry-cell type secondary battery. The PTC device includes a PTC component including a laminar polymer PTC element containing an electrically conductive filler, and a polymer material, and a metal electrode disposed on a surface of each side of the polymer PTC element. A lead is positioned at least in part on the metal electrode of the PTC component, and connected to the metal electrode by an electrically conductive material. An exposed part of the conductive material is covered by a protective member containing a material that is able to absorb or envelop an alkali.08-08-2013
20130202918BATTERY PROTECTING CIRCUIT, BATTERY PROTECTING DEVICE, AND BATTERY PACK - A disclosed battery protecting circuit for protecting a secondary battery including at least first and second cells connected in series includes a first terminal connected on a high potential side of the first cell; a second terminal connected on a low potential side of the first cell and a high potential side of the second cell; a third terminal connected on a low potential side of the second cell; a charge abnormality detecting circuit detecting abnormality of the charged state of the secondary battery; a shifting circuit shifting electric potential of the second terminal on a side of the first terminal or a third terminal when a disconnection occurs between the secondary battery and the second terminal; a disconnection detecting circuit detecting the disconnection based on the electric potential of the second terminal; and a latching circuit retaining a result detected by the disconnection detecting circuit.08-08-2013
20130202919BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes a plurality of battery cells having electrodes and arranged parallel to each other, a holder case accommodating the plurality of battery cells, a protective circuit module mounted on an outer surface of the holder case, a lead line electrically connecting the protective circuit module to the plurality of battery cells, and a connection tab including a body and an extending member. The body is electrically connected to the electrodes of the plurality of the battery cells and the extending member extends from the body. The extending member includes a lead-line soldering member having the lead line soldered thereto and a lead-line pressing member pressing on the lead line from above the lead-line soldering member.08-08-2013
20120070699Circuit-Substrate Supporting Device and a Battery Unit with the Same - A circuit substrate, a plurality of supporting members that are arranged at intervals in a longitudinal direction of the circuit substrate and support both longitudinal ends of the circuit substrate, and a housing onto which the supporting members are fixed are included.03-22-2012
20120301750EXTENDED ENERGY STORAGE UNIT - An integrated energy storage unit includes a container and a battery housed within the container. The battery includes a positive battery terminal, a negative battery terminal, and a battery electrolyte. A capacitor is housed within the container, separate from the battery. The capacitor includes a positive capacitor terminal, a negative capacitor terminal, and a capacitor electrolyte. A plurality of connectors electrically couple the battery and the capacitor in parallel A positive lead is electrically coupled to the positive battery terminal and the positive capacitor terminal. The positive lead extends from the container. A negative lead is electrically coupled to the negative battery terminal mi{acute over (α)} the negative capacitor terminal. The negative lead extends from the container.11-29-2012
20120088126BATTERY ASSEMBLY - A battery assembly comprises: an electrode assembly including a positive electrode plate, a negative electrode plate, and a separator disposed between the positive electrode plate and the negative electrode plate; a case for accommodating the electrode assembly; and an alignment member for aligning the case, wherein a depressed portion is formed on at least one side of the case, corresponding to the alignment member.04-12-2012

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