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429062000 Temperature control 85
429063000 Electrolyte feeding control from reserve supply 3
20090311582VENTING PLUG FOR STATIONARY BATTERIES, WITH BLAST-RESISTANT PROTECTION AND UNLIMITED, AUTOMATIC TOPPING-UP SYSTEM, AND TOPPING-UP ASSEMBLY EMPLOYING SAID PLUG - A venting plug for stationary batteries includes a support body, screwable into an upper opening of a battery element, provided with at least one topping-up hole intended to cause an electrolyte topping-up liquid introduced into the upper part of the support body to precipitate into the battery element, a porous element, mounted in the upper part of the support body, intended to act as a filtering barrier for gases rising up from the battery element towards the outside along the topping-up hole. The support body has inside a topping-up bowl, in communication with two inlet and outlet connections, provided with an upwardly-protruding conduit which opens below the bowl into an outlet nozzle, and below the bowl there is provided a hermetic closing element of the nozzle controlled by a float assembly which leads the closing element to obstruct the nozzle when the electrolyte level lies above a preset operational level12-17-2009
20100279157ACCUMULATOR - An accumulator with an accumulator housing, having at least one cell changer, with several electrodes and liquid electrolyte in each cell chamber with at least one wall element in the cell chambers to divide the cell chambers into at least two intercommunicating volume chambers. In the lower region of the volume chambers is a communicating connection for the liquid electrolyte between the volume chambers and a pressure equalisation connection between the volume chambers is arranged in the upper region of the volume chambers to assure an equivalent air pressure in the intercommunicating volume chambers. The wall elements extend at least far upwards such that on movement of the accumulator firstly electrolyte in at least one volume chamber flows through the intercommunicating connection in the lower region and secondly electrolyte again flows through the intercommunicating connection in the lower region out of said at least one volume region without an overflow of liquid electrolyte from one volume chamber to the adjacent volume chamber over the upper edge of the wall elements.11-04-2010
20130149573Flow and SOC Determination using Pump Measurements - In one embodiment, a flow battery system includes a reactor, a first pump operably connected to a first electrolyte tank and to the reactor, a second pump operably connected to a second electrolyte tank and to the reactor, a memory including program instructions stored therein, and a controller operably connected to the first pump, the second pump, and the memory and configured to execute the program instructions to determine a first flow rate through the first pump based upon first pump operating parameters including a differential pressure across the first pump, control the first pump based upon the first flow rate, determine a second flow rate through the second pump based upon second pump operating parameters including a differential pressure across the second pump, control the second pump based upon the second flow rate.06-13-2013
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20100055546Multiple battery system - A multiple battery system for supplying electrical energy to an electrical system is provided having a battery housing with a positive terminal and a negative terminal, the positive terminal and the negative terminal being coupleable to the electrical system. A main battery having a main positive output and a main negative output, the main negative output being electrically connected to the negative terminal is provided. An at least one auxiliary battery is also provided having at least one auxiliary positive output and at least one auxiliary negative output, the at least one auxiliary negative output being electrically connected to the negative terminal. A controllable switching device responsive to at least one control signal and operable in at least two positions to at least selectively electrically connect the positive terminal to one of the main positive output and the at least one auxiliary positive output, the switching device being operable in a first position to electrically connect the main positive output to the positive terminal and electrically isolate the positive terminal from the at least one auxiliary positive output. The switching device being further operable in a second position to electrically connect the at least one auxiliary positive output to the positive terminal and electrically isolate the positive terminal from the main positive output. And a controller coupled to the controllable switching device and operable to generate the at least one control signal wherein, when the switching device is in the first position, the main battery supplies electrical energy to the electrical system, when the switching device is in the second position the at least one auxiliary battery supplies electrical energy to the electrical system, and wherein the main battery and the at least one auxiliary battery never supply electrical energy to the electrical system simultaneously.03-04-2010
20100151300DEVICE FOR STORING ELECTRICAL ENERGY - The device according to the invention for storing electrical energy comprises at least one galvanic cell. The same is at least partially surrounded by a casing. Furthermore, the device comprises a cell holding unit comprising an internal space. The at least one galvanic cell is arranged in the internal space. Furthermore, the cell holding unit comprises a wall, which at least partially delimits said internal space. Therein, the wall of the cell holding unit and/or the at least one galvanic cell comprise at least one hollow space. The at least one hollow space is at least partially filled with a first heat conducting means.06-17-2010
20120183817Secondary battery - Provided is a secondary battery including an electrode assembly, a case accommodating the electrode assembly, a cap assembly, and an electrode terminal electrically connected to the electrode assembly. The cap assembly includes a cap plate disposed over an upper opening of the case. The electrode terminal protrudes outwardly from a terminal hole of the cap plate. The electrode terminal includes a collecting terminal extending through the terminal hole of the cap plate, a terminal plate coupled with the collecting terminal, and a coupling terminal coupled with the terminal plate. The cap plate includes a short-circuit hole therein. The short-circuit hole is at a position corresponding to a position of the coupling terminal. A short-circuit member covers the short-circuit hole.07-19-2012
20120183820POWER SWITCHING MODULE FOR BATTERY MODULE ASSEMBLY - Disclosed is a power switching module for a battery module assembly in which a plurality of rectangular battery modules, each having a plurality of battery cells or unit modules connected in series to each other, are stacked in the width (longitudinal) and height (transverse) direction by at least twos such that the battery modules constitute a hexahedral structure (hexahedral stack), outer edges of the hexahedral stack are fixed by a frame member, and input and output terminals of the battery modules are oriented such that the input and output terminals of the battery modules are directed toward one surface (a) of the stack, wherein the power switching module comprises an insulative substrate mounted to the surface (a) of the stack, elements mounted on the substrate for controlling voltage and current during charge and discharge of the battery modules, and connection members mounted on the substrate for interconnecting the control elements.07-19-2012
20120183819BATTERY PACK, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING BATTERY PACK, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND MOLDED PART - A battery pack includes a battery and a casing covering the battery and formed of a shape-memory resin. A portion or the entirety of the casing is deformed by heating at a predetermined temperature. The deformed casing returns to an original shape at the predetermined temperature or higher.07-19-2012
20120183818SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly comprising a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate, and a separator located between the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate; a case accommodating the electrode assembly; and a cap assembly coupled to the case, wherein the cap assembly comprises a cap plate sealing the case and having a short-circuit hole, an inversion plate in the short-circuit hole of the cap plate, a connection plate covering the short-circuit hole of the cap plate, and an insulation layer on the inversion plate or the connection plate.07-19-2012
20100075205SECONDARY 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.03-25-2010
20120244398PLUG-IN BUSSED ELECTRICAL CENTER FOR AN ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM - An energy storage system comprising at least one energy storage module adapted to supply electrical energy to a hybrid vehicle. The energy storage module comprises an enclosure, at least one battery array located within the enclosure, and an energy storage controller module located within the enclosure and electrically connected to the battery array. A high voltage junction box is attached to a first end of the enclosure and having a plurality of high voltage connection terminals connected by a plug-in bussed electrical center configured to reduce the possibility of unintentional grounding or shorting, and decreases the safety risk to a technician during servicing. At least one of the high voltage connection terminals is configured to receive a high voltage conductor connected between the energy storage module and an inverter of the hybrid vehicle.09-27-2012
20120244397BATTERY ASSEMBLY - Battery assemblies for automobiles include cell trays for holding battery cells within a battery enclosure. In some embodiments, battery assemblies described may incorporate the ability to monitor the temperature of one or more battery cells in the assembly where a thermal sensing strip is positioned between battery cells. In other embodiments, battery assemblies may employ a plurality of tensioned straps that may be used to firmly fix battery cells relative to one another and/or allow a user to carry a number of battery cells together. In further embodiments, battery assemblies may include cell trays that are adjustable in configuration to receive varying arrangements of battery cells. Battery assemblies may include a battery module having an upper cell tray and a lower cell tray where battery cells are disposed in receptacles of the upper and lower cell trays such that the battery cells are spaced from one another allowing for air to flow between battery cells.09-27-2012
20130084476FUSE FOR THREE DIMENSIONAL SOLID-STATE BATTERY - A solid-state battery structure having a plurality of battery cells formed in a substrate, method of manufacturing the same and design structure thereof are provided. The battery structure includes a patterned cathode electrode layer formed upon the substrate and structured to form a plurality of sub-arrays of the battery cells. The battery structure further includes a plurality of fuse wires structured to interconnect at least two adjacent sub-arrays. At least one of the plurality of fuse wires is structured to be blown to disconnect an interconnection having a defective sub-array. Advantageously, the plurality of fuse wires is an integral part of the battery structure.04-04-2013
20130029191RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly; a case housing the electrode assembly; a cap assembly including a cap plate having a short-circuit hole and sealing an opening of the case; and a short-circuiting member including a short-circuiting plate arranged at the short-circuit hole and a connection plate covering at least a portion of the short-circuit hole at an exterior side, the connection plate being spaced apart from the cap plate and electrically connected to the electrode assembly, and the case and the cap assembly are electrically insulated from the electrode assembly.01-31-2013
20130029192BATTERY MODULE AND BATTERY SYSTEM - A battery module of the present invention includes: a battery cell (01-31-2013
20130029190RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery includes a case, an electrode assembly in the case, a terminal electrically connected to the electrode assembly, and a cap assembly sealing the case. The cap assembly includes a cap plate having a short circuit opening and a short circuit plate in the short circuit opening. The terminal includes a collector plate connected to the electrode assembly, a collector terminal connected to the collector plate and penetrating the cap plate, and a fastening terminal spaced apart from the cap plate. The fastening terminal includes a fastener engaged with the collector terminal, and an extender extending from the fastener. The extender is adjacent to the short circuit plate. The cap assembly also includes an insulation member between the cap plate and the fastening terminal, and a cover covering the extender.01-31-2013
20130029189RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - Provided is a rechargeable battery capable of easily connecting a terminal and a cap plate to each other. The rechargeable battery includes; an electrode assembly having a positive electrode and a negative electrode; a case receiving the electrode assembly; a cap plate coupled with the case; first and second terminals electrically connected to the electrodes; and a connecting member electrically connecting the first terminal to the cap plate, in which the connecting member may have an elastically deformable structure.01-31-2013
20130089760RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly charging and discharging a current, a case in which the electrode assembly is installed, a cap plate coupled to an opening of the case, an electrode terminal provided on the cap plate, and an external insulator receiving the electrode terminal from the outside of the cap plate. The electrode terminal includes a first plate terminal electrically connected to the electrode assembly, a second plate terminal separated from the first plate terminal, and a fuse portion connecting the first plate terminal and the second plate terminal.04-11-2013
20130089761Rechargeable battery cell and battery - A rechargeable battery cell has at least one energy-optimized cell unit and at least one power-optimized cell unit. The power-optimized cell unit is configured in such a way that it can be used to generate a higher power than with the energy-optimized cell unit. The energy-optimized cell unit is configured in such a way that it can be used to store a higher quantity of energy per volume of the energy-optimized cell unit and/or per mass of the energy-optimized cell unit than with the power-optimized cell unit. The at least one energy-optimized cell unit and the at least one power-optimized cell unit are arranged in a common cell housing.04-11-2013
20130089759RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery according to an exemplary embodiment includes: an electrode assembly having a first electrode, a separator, and a second electrode that are layered; a case in which the electrode assembly is installed; a cap plate coupled to an opening of the case; a first electrode terminal provided in the cap plate to electrically connect the cap plate and the first electrode; a second electrode terminal provided in the cap plate, electrically insulated from the cap plate, and electrically connected to the second electrode; and an external short-circuit portion including a short-circuit tab and provided between the second electrode terminal and the cap plate. The short-circuit tab is formed of a heterogeneous metal.04-11-2013
20090305116Middle or Large-Sized Battery Module - Disclosed herein is a middle- or large-sized battery module comprising: a battery cell stack including a plurality of battery cells or unit modules electrically connected with each other, the battery cells or unit modules being erected in the lateral direction; a first module case constructed in a structure to entirely surround one side end of the battery cell stack and to partially surround the upper and lower ends of the battery cell stack, the first module case being provided at the front part thereof with external input and output terminals; a second module case coupled with the first module case, the second module case being constructed in a structure to entirely surround the other side end of the battery cell stack and to partially surround the upper and lower ends of the battery cell stack, the second module case being provided at the front part thereof with bus bars for connecting electrode terminals of the battery cell stack to the external input and output terminals; a sensing member mounted to the first module case or the second module case; and a battery management system (BMS) mounted to the first module case or the second module case, while being connected to the sensing member, for monitoring and controlling the operation of the battery module.12-10-2009
20090305115LITHIUM BATTERY PACK - For a lithium battery pack including battery cells the number of which is larger than the number of battery cells 12-10-2009
20130071704RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - According to an embodiment of the present invention, a rechargeable battery includes a case, a first electrode coupled to the case, a second electrode coupled to the case and the second electrode having a portion extending outside of the case, a short bar electrically coupled to the portion of the second electrode, and an extensible member extending from the case and at least a portion of the short bar being on the extensible member with a gap therebetween. The extensible member is configured to couple the short bar electrically to the first electrode in response to an overcharging condition of the rechargeable battery, thereby short-circuiting the first and second electrodes via the short bar.03-21-2013
20130059178SECONDARY BATTERY, BATTERY PACK, ELECTRIC VEHICLE, ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM, ELECTRIC POWER TOOL, AND ELECTRONIC UNIT - A secondary battery includes: a cathode, an anode, and a nonaqueous electrolytic solution in a package member having a flat surface, in which the nonaqueous electrolytic solution includes a methylene cyclic carbonate represented by an expression (1):03-07-2013
20130059179BIPOLAR SECONDARY BATTERY - A battery main body housed in a case comprises one laminated body composed of a plurality of bipolar electrodes laminated with an electrolyte layer therebetween or comprises a plurality of laminated bodies connected in series. A positive electrode current collecting plate and a negative electrode current collecting plate each having one surface joined to the inner peripheral surface of the case and the other surface joined to one end of the battery main body respectively extend to the outside of the case. By providing a cutoff mechanism for cutting off an electrical connection between the positive electrode current collecting plate and the negative electrode current collecting plate via the battery main body according to an expansion deformation of the case, a current path in a bipolar secondary battery is interrupted when the short-circuit current occurs, thereby protecting the bipolar secondary battery from a short-circuit current.03-07-2013
20120225333SECONDARY BATTERY AND BATTERY PACK INCLUDING SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery and a battery pack including the second battery, which includes a battery case having a polarity (e.g., positive or negative polarity) in a normal operation, thereby reducing corrosion of the battery case and facilitating a design of an external circuit. The battery case is neutralized in an abnormal operation (e.g., penetration of a nail, over discharge, and over charge), thereby improving safety and reliability of the secondary battery and the battery pack. The secondary battery includes an electrode assembly, a battery case accommodating the electrode assembly, electrode terminals electrically connected to the electrode assembly and extending out of the battery case, and a fuse part disposed between the battery case and the electrode terminal to electrically connect the battery case to the electrode terminal. The fuse part is configured to selectively electrically disconnect the battery case from the electrode terminal.09-06-2012
20130065097BIPOLAR SECONDARY BATTERY - A bipolar secondary battery comprises laminated bodies. The laminated body comprises bipolar electrodes laminated via an electrolyte layer. The bipolar electrode comprises a positive electrode active material layer and a negative electrode active material layer formed on surfaces of a current collector. A positive electrode is formed on one end of the laminated bodies and a negative electrode is formed on another end. A temperature sensitive resistor having a smaller area than an electrical reaction area of the positive electrode active material layer and the negative electrode active material layer is arranged between the positive electrode and the negative electrode of a pair of adjacent laminated bodies, thereby suppressing a temperature increase caused by a high current by increasing the resistance in response to the flow of the high current into the bipolar secondary battery such as when an external circuit is shorted.03-14-2013
20090263704POWER STROAGE AND POWER TRANSFER METHOD AND APPARATUS - A power storing container replacement and charging method and system which allows continuous/uninterrupted power enables a user to continuously use a device without the device being relegated to a wired device for an extended period of time. The method and system includes an apparatus which is able to retain a power storing container for charging, and then receive a device with another power storing container which is replaced with the charged power storing container contained in the apparatus. The system reduces the wait time for a power storing container to charge and encourages use of the device without fear of the draining all the power from the device being unable to use the device for even a short period of time. The system also allows the power storing container in the device to be replaced without the device losing power and without involving any complicated steps from the user.10-22-2009
20130164574RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A battery includes a plurality of electrode assemblies arranged in a case, each electrode assembly including a first electrode, a second electrode and a separator between the first electrode and the second electrode, and an interior safety member including an interior plate between the electrode assemblies, the interior safety member being electrically connected to at least one of the plurality of electrode assemblies.06-27-2013
20130164575AUTOMOBILE BATTERY AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING POLE PLATES - A battery includes anode plates, formed as a mesh by forming cuts in series on a lead plate strip rolled into a uniform thickness, for storing electricity in a chemically reactive state by expansion processing, cathode plates formed as a mesh for storing electricity in a chemically reactive state, separators between the anode and cathode plates for electrical insulation, mechanical separation, and the impregnation of an AGM with electrolyte, such that the chemical reaction for storing electricity is facilitated and the pressure in the cell remains constant, upper and lower cases made of polypropylene and containing the anode plates, cathode plates, separators, and electrolyte in a plurality of mutually separate cells, and a cap coupled into the screw holes formed in the cell units in the upper case, for discharging gas generated during charge and discharge when the pressure of the gas is over a permissible level.06-27-2013
20120114989Electrical Energy Storage System - The invention relates to an electrical energy storage system (05-10-2012
20090305117BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes a bare cell having a coupling groove and a protection circuit electrically coupled to the bare cell. A coupler has a first end attached to the protection circuit and a second end defining a coupling hole, the second end contacting the bare cell. A fastener is combined to the coupling groove through the coupling hole; wherein the coupler includes an elastic region for elastically supporting the fastener and the bare cell.12-10-2009
20110300419SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly having a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator located between the first electrode and the second electrode; a first collector plate electrically coupled to the first electrode, wherein the first collector plate has a first fuse hole and includes at least one first reinforcement protrusion having a first reinforcement groove and being spaced from the first fuse hole; a second collector plate electrically coupled to the second electrode; a case housing the electrode assembly, the first collector plate and the second collector plate, the case having an upper opening; and a cap assembly sealing the upper opening of the case.12-08-2011
20110217573Sensor for Selectively Detecting Liquids in Apparatuses for Storing and Generating Energy - A sensor for detecting liquids in apparatuses for storing energy, an apparatus for storing energy, a monitoring system for monitoring apparatuses for storing energy, and a method for monitoring apparatuses for storing energy are provided.09-08-2011
20090291354NONAQUEOUS 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 6.9×1011-26-2009
20110217574CATHODE MATERIAL FOR LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY, LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY, AND SECONDARY BATTERY MODULE USING THE BATTERY - A cathode material for a lithium secondary battery capable of stably suppressing manganese dissolution even under high temperature and voltage conditions is provided. Further, by using the cathode material for a lithium secondary battery, a lithium secondary battery excellent in a charge/discharge cycle profile at a high temperature and a secondary battery module equipped with the battery are provided. The cathode material for a lithium secondary battery comprises a lithium manganese composite oxide and a coating layer formed on the surface of the lithium manganese composite oxide. The coating layer includes an oxide compound or a fluoride compound each containing M (wherein, M is at least one element selected from the group of Mg, Al and Cu), and a phosphorous compound. An atomic density of M at the side of the lithium manganese composite oxide in the coating layer is higher than an atomic density of M at the side of a surface layer of the coating layer facing to the electrolyte.09-08-2011
20090098444Level Monitoring System - In order to provide an improved level monitoring system for monitoring the electrolyte fill level of an accumulator, the present invention proposes a level monitoring system having a level monitoring device and a signal output device (04-16-2009
20120141846LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY - In a lithium secondary battery which contains an electrode group including a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a separator interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and an electrolytic solution, a current shut-off portion which is activated by an increase in an internal pressure is provided, a polymerizable compound having an aromatic functional group and a polymerizable functional group, or a polymer having an aromatic functional group and a residue of a polymerizable functional group is contained, and a carbon dioxide generating agent which produces carbon dioxide by a neutralization reaction is contained in at least one of the positive electrode and the separator. Thereby, the current shut-off valve is activated in an early stage of overcharge to increase the safety of the battery when overcharged.06-07-2012
20120107652NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A nonaqueous secondary battery includes a current cutoff mechanism that cuts off a current in a short period of time in response to a rise in pressure inside a battery outer body in at least one of a conductive path through which a current is taken out from a positive electrode plate to outside of the battery and a conductive path through which a current is taken out from a negative electrode plate to outside of the battery. At least one type selected from an oligomer containing a cyclohexyl group and a phenyl group, a modified product of the oligomer containing a cyclohexyl group and a phenyl group, a polymer containing a cyclohexyl group and a phenyl group, and a modified product of the polymer containing a cyclohexyl group and a phenyl group is present on the surface of the positive electrode plate.05-03-2012
20120107651ASSEMBLED BATTERY AND POWER CONSUMPTION APPARATUS - An assembled battery includes a plurality of secondary battery cell series modules each having a plurality of secondary battery cells connected in series, wherein in each secondary battery cell series module, the secondary battery cells are connected in series by a first connection member, the secondary battery cell constituting the secondary battery cell series module and the secondary battery cell constituting the secondary battery cell series module adjacent to the above secondary battery cell series module are connected in parallel by a second connection member, the electrical resistance value of the second connection member is higher than the electrical resistance value of the first connection member, and the melting point of a material constituting the second connection member is lower than the melting point of a material constituting the first connection member.05-03-2012
20090263705ISOLATION TRAY FOR A BATTERY SYSTEM - A battery assembly includes a housing and N charge storage devices within the housing. The system also includes a first tray includes a first side that includes X areas that transfer first current from electrolyte leaked from a first one of the N charge storage devices to a current detector. The tray includes a second side that insulates the housing from the electrolyte. N and X are integers greater than or equal to 1.10-22-2009
20080206626OPERATIONAL GUIDANCE DEVICE OF SODIUM-SULPHUR BATTERY - An operation guidance program of a sodium-sulphur battery includes a unit that input an operation output and a time zone, a unit that continuously inputs the remaining battery capacity and the battery temperature, a unit that predicts the remaining battery capacity of the sodium-sulphur battery and the battery temperature of the sodium-sulphur battery at the final time, a unit that compares the predicted remaining battery capacity with a standard smallest capacity recorded in advance and outputs guidance when the remaining battery capacity is smaller, and a unit that compares the predicted battery temperature with a standard highest temperature recorded in advance and outputs guidance when the battery temperature is higher than the standard highest temperature.08-28-2008
20130216869POWER SUPPLY DEVICE FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE - A power supply device structure wherein connection terminals of a battery case are held in a floating state inside the battery case, without using screws or soldering. A battery pack for mounted to and detached from a vehicle includes the battery case for accommodating battery cells for supplying electric power to an electric motor. Battery case side terminals are accommodated in an insulator block. A plurality of ribs, project from a wall part of the battery case and are disposed along an outer surface of the insulator block. The insulator block is provided at its outer circumference with two flanges and an intermediate part located therebetween. The outer circumferential surface of the intermediate part is loosely fitted in an opening of the battery case, with a gap therebetween.08-22-2013
20100136390Battery Storage System - A battery storage system includes: a plurality of battery modules that are electrically connected in series and in parallel, each comprising a plurality of battery cells; a plurality of sensors provided to each of the plurality of battery modules, that output at least signals corresponding to voltage and current of the each of the battery modules; a plurality of first control devices each of which is provided to the each of the plurality of battery modules, and obtains a power that can be inputted and outputted to and from the each of the battery modules based upon the voltage and current obtained from the output signals of the sensors of the each of the battery modules; and a second control device that performs overall control of the plurality of first control devices, and if a fault of a sensor in any one of the plurality of battery modules has occurred, the second control device obtains a total power that can be inputted and outputted to and from the all of the battery modules, based upon powers each of which can be inputted and outputted to and from each of other battery modules than a battery module in which the sensor has detected the fault, and outputs information of the total power.06-03-2010
20080241643Vanadium redox battery incorporating multiple electrolyte reservoirs - A vanadium redox battery energy storage system (“VRB-ESS”) capable of modularly incorporating additional electrolyte reservoirs to increase energy capacity while allowing for efficient low-volume operation is disclosed. The VRB-ESS of the present invention may efficiently operate using a first volume of electrolyte solution, while maintaining a second volume of electrolyte solution to be made available to the VRB-ESS as additional energy storage capacity is required. Additionally, a cap mechanism to allow the VRB-ESS of the present invention to employ an industry standard IBC container as a secondary electrolyte reservoir is disclosed.10-02-2008
20080199764Safer high energy battery - A lithium secondary cell includes a plurality of stacked layers. Each stacked layer includes a lithium-containing positive electrode in electronic contact with a positive electrode current collector, a negative electrode in electronic contact with a negative electrode current collector, a separator positioned between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and an electrolyte in ionic contact with the positive and negative electrodes. The positive current collector is in electrical connection with an external circuit and has a total thickness of at least about 200 μm. The negative current collector is in electrical connection with an external circuit. The total cell polarization during a failure event reduces the rate of discharge such that catastrophic failure does not occur. Thus, the lithium secondary cell exhibits safer failure modes than conventional cells known in the art.08-21-2008
20110143177SECONDARY BATTERY AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - Provided is a secondary battery, comprising an electrode assembly including a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate and a separator; and a case having a receiving portion for receiving the electrode assembly and an electrolyte therein, the secondary battery comprising: a blowing agent applied onto at least one of a first tab and a second tab in a width direction of the tab, the first and second tabs being, respectively, connected to the first and second electrode plates and connected to leads which extend through the case.06-16-2011
20100136389POWER STORAGE UNIT AND VEHICLE HAVING POWER STORAGE UNIT - A battery unit is constituted of a battery assembly, coolant for cooling the battery assembly, a battery case containing the battery assembly and the coolant, an electric resistivity detector for detecting the electric resistivity of the coolant, and a battery ECU that determines whether the electric resistivity detected by the electric resistivity detector is equal to or lower than 1006-03-2010
20100151299Battery module, and middle or large-sized battery pack containing the same - Disclosed herein are a battery module constructed in a structure in which a plurality of plate-shaped secondary battery cells (‘battery cells’), which can be charged and discharged, are sequentially stacked on a lower plate, and an upper plate is coupled to the uppermost battery cell, wherein the plates are provided at the top and bottom and/or the right and left sides thereof with a sliding coupling structure, and the battery module is provided at the front thereof with grips, and a middle- or large-sized battery pack including a plurality of battery modules.06-17-2010
20090208821BATTERY SYSTEM - In a battery system, battery modules (08-20-2009
20090325041Lithium Secondary Battery - A lithium secondary battery is disclosed which includes: a cathode that is capable of storing/releasing a lithium ion, an anode that is capable of storing/releasing a lithium ion, a separator that separates the electrodes from each other, and an electrolyte solution. The cathode includes a cathode-active material and an electroconductive material comprised of at least one gas-generating resin that is decomposed with generation of a gas at a temperature at which oxygen is eliminated from the cathode-active material, and an electroconductive filler.12-31-2009
20130216870CAP ASSEMBLY AND SECONDARY BATTERY USING THE SAME - Cap assembly, coupled to an open end of a battery can free from a beading portion, includes a top cap at an uppermost portion in a protrusive form forming a cathode terminal, a safety element below the top cap contacting the top cap, a safety vent contacting the safety element, a gasket surrounding outer circumferences of top cap, the safety element and vent, a cover surrounding the gasket so the top cap, safety element and vent adhere to each other, and a welding member at an upper portion of the cover having an outer end protruding more outwards than the outer end of the cover placed on the open end of the battery can, the welding member having a first notch at an upper surface thereof, protruding more than the outer end of the cover, and welded to the open end of the battery can where first notch is formed.08-22-2013
20090197152METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BATTERY PROTECTION - A method and system for battery protection. In some aspects, a battery pack configured to be interfaced with a power tool includes a housing, a cell, a controller, and a circuit. The circuit is operable to enable the controller to operate when the voltage supplied by the cell to the controller is below an operating voltage threshold of the controller.08-06-2009
20090253027BMS HAVING WATERPROOF FUNCTION - Disclosed herein is a battery management system for controlling the operation of a middle- or large-sized battery pack, the battery management system comprising: a battery management system printed circuit board (BMS PCB) comprising a circuit and elements for controlling the operation of the battery pack; a connector attached to one side of the BMS PCB; a housing including a housing body for receiving the BMS PCB while partially exposing the connector and a cover for covering the housing body, the cover is coupled to the housing body while the cover is disposed on the housing body; and a waterproofing member interposed between the housing body and the cover, constituting the housing, such that the waterproofing member is in tight contact with the interface between the housing body and the cover, the waterproofing member being constructed in a structure to be coupled at coupling regions of the housing body and the cover. The battery management system according to the present invention is constructed in a structure in which moisture is prevented from permeation into the housing of the battery management system in a high-temperature, high-humidity environment. Consequently, the present invention has the effect of preventing the damage to and the corrosion of the BMS PCB, and therefore, improving the reliability of the battery pack and increasing the service life of the battery pack.10-08-2009
20090258282Battery Module, Electric Storage Device and Electric System - A battery module is configured so that the first cell string and the second cell string are arranged between the first plate member and the second plate member and the second cell string is arranged closer to the second plate member side than the first cell string is and is arranged closer to the outlet side than the first cell string is. At the inlet side of the housing, the inlet is arranged closer to the first plate member than to the second cell string, at least a part between the inlet side of the second cell string and the second plate member is covered by the inlet-side guide plate, and the cooling air is introduced into the housing through the inlet so as to form a flow of the cooling air along the first plate member and a flow of the cooling air along the inlet-side guide plate.10-15-2009
20120141845RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery having an improved penetration characteristic of an external short-circuit current in an electrode assembly by reducing an external short-circuit current. A rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator between the first electrode and the second electrode; a case containing the electrode assembly; a cap plate covering an opening of the case; an electrode terminal protruding outside the case and electrically connected to the second electrode; and a resistance member between and electrically connecting the electrode terminal and the cap plate.06-07-2012
20100261043Dynamically Reconfigurable Framework For A Large-Scale Battery System - A dynamically reconfigurable battery framework for management of a large-scale battery system systems is provided. The framework monitors, reconfigures, and controls large-scale battery systems online. The framework is built upon a topology-based bypassing mechanism that provides a set of rules for changing the battery-pack configuration, and a semantic bypassing mechanism by which the battery-cell connectivity is reconfigured to recover from a battery-cell failure. More specifically, the semantic bypassing mechanism implements a constant-voltage-keeping policy and a dynamic-voltage-allowing policy. The former policy is effective in preventing unavoidable voltage drops during the battery lifetime, while the latter policy is effective in supplying different amounts of power to meet a wide-range of application requirements.10-14-2010
20100227205RECHARGEABLE BATTERY AND MODULE THEREOF - A rechargeable battery adapted to prevent or reduce overcharge. A rechargeable battery includes a case containing an electrode assembly; a cap plate coupled to the case and sealing an opening of the case; a first electrode terminal connected to a first electrode of the electrode assembly and electrically connected to the case; a second electrode terminal connected to a second electrode of the electrode assembly and electrically insulated from the case when a pressure inside the case is less than a threshold pressure; and a short-circuit unit including a short-circuit member connected to the second electrode terminal, the short-circuit unit adapted to short-circuit the second electrode terminal to the case by swelling a portion of the case to contact the short-circuit member when the pressure inside the case is equal to or greater than the threshold pressure.09-09-2010
20100215997RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - Disclosed is a rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator interposed therebetween, a case accommodating the electrode assembly, and a cap assembly combined with the case, wherein the cap assembly includes an interrupting plate that is transformed by increasing pressure to block current, and wherein the interrupting plate includes aluminum (Al), magnesium (Mg), and zinc (Zn).08-26-2010
20120034500CELL STRUCTURE FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICES AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME - An electrochemical device comprising alternating layers of positive and negative electrodes separated from each other by separator layers. The electrode layers extend beyond the periphery of the separator layers providing superior contact between the electrodes and battery terminals, eliminating the need for welding the electrode to the terminal. Electrical resistance within the battery is decreased and thermal conductivity of the cell is increased allowing for superior heat removal from the battery and increased efficiency. Increased internal pressure within the battery can be alleviated without damaging or removing the battery from service while keeping the contents of the battery sealed off from the atmosphere by a pressure release system. Nonoperative cells within a battery assembly can also be removed from service by shorting the nonoperative cell thus decreasing battery life.02-09-2012
20120196164RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery, which can improve safety, control operating level of a short-circuiting member, prevent external moisture from being induced to a short-circuiting member to cause a short-circuit, and can efficiently utilize an internal space. In an embodiment, the rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly, a collector plate electrically connected to the electrode assembly, a case housing the electrode assembly and the collector plate, a cap plate sealing the case and having a short-circuiting groove formed at a lower portion thereof, and a short-circuiting member formed between the cap plate and the collector plate, wherein the short-circuiting member is coupled to the short-circuiting groove of the cap plate.08-02-2012
20090111006PHYSICAL KEY TO FACILITATE AN INACTIVE MODE STATE-OF-CHARGE INDICATOR WITHIN A BATTERY - The invention provides a system and battery including a state-of-charge indicator (SOCI) to monitor and display the amount of charge within the battery. The SOCI is capable of operating in a hibernate mode, an active mode, and/or a sleep mode. The battery may be manufactured, shipped and/or stored with the SOCI operating in a power-saving hibernate mode. The SOCI may exit the hibernate mode and begin operating in active mode if a physical key connected to the battery is removed. In addition, the SOCI may operate in a sleep mode while the battery is not being used to conserve power. Furthermore, the invention provides a method of making a battery including a SOCI to monitor and display the state of charge of the battery.04-30-2009
20090087722Integrated Circuit For Controlling Battery Cell and Vehicle Power Supply System - A vehicle power supply system comprises a battery module that includes a plurality of battery cells, battery cell control devices and a signal transmission path through which signals are transmitted. The battery cell control device comprises a voltage measurement circuit that measures terminal voltages at the battery cells, an abnormality diagnosis circuit that diagnoses an abnormality in the battery cell control device, a timing control circuit that outputs a signal for instructing measurement phase and a signal for instructing diagnosis phase, and a communication circuit that outputs a signal indicating the terminal voltage and a signal based upon a diagnosis result by the abnormality diagnosis circuit.04-02-2009
20090111004RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery includes: a bare cell; a protection circuit board installed on an upper surface of the bare cell; and a lead plate to connect the protection circuit board with the bare cell, wherein the lead plate includes a substrate fixing part fixed to the protection circuit board, a bare cell fixing part fixed to the bare cell, and a connection part to connect the substrate fixing part with the bare cell fixing part, the lead plate being installed such that the connection part is disposed between the protection circuit board and the upper surface of the bare cell. A welding strength is improved when the lead plate connecting the bare cell with the protection circuit board is installed, thereby prominently reducing defects in manufacturing packs and modules.04-30-2009
20130136960RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly; a case containing the electrode assembly; a cap plate covering an opening of the case; and a current collecting member including a current collecting portion coupled to the electrode assembly; a terminal coupling portion extending from the current collecting portion at a corner portion of the current collecting member, the corner portion extending in a first direction along a width of the current collecting member; and a fuse portion, the current collecting member having a fuse hole formed therein adjacent the fuse portion, a centerline of the fuse hole extending through the fuse portion in a direction crossing the first direction.05-30-2013
20130136961SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly having a first electrode, a second electrode and a separator between the first electrode and the second electrode, a first collector plate having a first connection part connected to the first electrode and a first extension part extending from the first connection part, the first extension part including a fuse part located therein, a case accommodating the electrode assembly, a first electrode terminal penetrating the case and connected to the first extension part, and a sub terminal penetrating the case and electrically connected to the first extension part. The sub terminal is connected to the first extension part between the first connection part and the fuse part. The first electrode terminal is connected to the first extension part between the fuse part and an end of the first extension part.05-30-2013
20130136962RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - Embodiments of a rechargeable battery include: an electrode assembly including first and second leads; a case for receiving the electrode assembly; a cap plate covering an opening of the case, connected to the first lead, and including a terminal hole; and an insulating terminal plate provided between the cap plate and the electrode assembly, connected to the second lead, and an electrode end installed in the terminal hole. The cap plate may include a protrusion oriented toward the electrode assembly. The terminal plate may include an extended unit extended to an external part of the protrusion with respect to the terminal hole and separated from the protrusion. The protrusion and the extended unit may be provided on a plane in parallel with the opening. A first distance between the terminal hole and the protrusion may be shorter than a second distance between the terminal hole and the extended unit.05-30-2013
20130136963BATTERY MODULE AND BATTERY SYSTEM - A battery module includes a first confinement plate, a battery, a second confinement plate that has a deformation portion, and a fixing member that fixes the first confinement plate and the second confinement plate through the use of the deformation portion in a state where the battery is interposed and confined between the first confinement plate and the second confinement plate. The deformation portion is deformed to alleviate the pressure while maintaining the confined state when the pressure in the battery reaches a predetermined value.05-30-2013
20130143080RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery including: an electrode assembly; a case having an opening to receive the electrode assembly; a cap plate covering the opening of the case; a terminal arranged at the cap plate and electrically connected to the electrode assembly; a current collecting member coupled to the electrode assembly and the terminal and including a fuse unit; and a supporting member coupled to the current collecting member and supporting the fuse unit.06-06-2013
20130149570RECHARGEABLE SECONDARY BATTERY - A battery, for example, a secondary battery, includes a case, an electrode assembly in the case, a current collector electrically connected with the electrode assembly, a terminal coupled to the current collector, and a first short circuit inducing member electrically coupled to the electrode assembly and to the current collector. The first short circuit inducing member is arranged between the electrode assembly and the case and the first short circuit inducing member includes a first fuse part.06-13-2013
20130149571BATTERY PACK OF COMPACT STRUCTURE - Disclosed herein is a battery pack including a battery module including a cell module stack having a structure in which a plurality of cell modules, each of which includes a battery cell mounted in a cartridge, is vertically stacked, a lower end plate to support a lower end of the cell module stack, an upper end plate to fix an uppermost cartridge of the cell module stack disposed on the lower end plate, and a voltage detection assembly to detect voltages of the battery cells, a box type pack case in which the battery module is mounted, a pack cover coupled to the pack case, and fastening extension members protruding upward from the battery module to couple the battery module to the pack case and the pack cover.06-13-2013
20110244280SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery including an electrode assembly including a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate, and a separator between the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate; a case containing the electrode assembly; an electrode terminal electrically connected to the first electrode plate; a current collector coupled between and electrically connecting the first electrode plate and the electrode terminal, the current collector including a fuse portion; and an insulating unit on the fuse portion of the current collector.10-06-2011
20120189881CURRENT COLLECTING TERMINAL FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS - An electrochemical cell battery is disclosed having current collecting terminals acting as security device. The battery includes a plurality of electrochemical cells connected in series or parallel; each electrochemical cell having a current collecting terminal connecting the positive current collectors together and a current collecting terminal connecting the negative current collectors together; the current collecting terminals each having a folded extension arm for electrically connecting two adjacent electrochemical cells together. The current collecting terminals utilize layers of PTC materials strategically positioned whereby if a temperature of an electrochemical cell rises above the transition temperature of the layer of PTC material, electrical current is prevented to flow between electrochemical cells by the layer of PTC material.07-26-2012
20110177365BATTERY CONNECTION MEMBER AND BATTERY MODULE USING THE SAME - A battery connection member 07-21-2011
20090214936Voltage Sensing Member and Battery Module Employed with the Same - Disclosed herein is a voltage sensing member constructed in a structure in which linear mounting parts are mounted to supporting parts coupled to the bottom of a battery module, conductive sensing parts are mounted on the mounting parts while the conductive sensing parts are in elastic contact with electrode terminals of battery cells, and the sensing parts are electrically connected to a battery management system (BMS). The voltage sensing member according to the present invention is manufactured by a simple assembly process without using a plurality of members for mechanical coupling and electrical connection. Consequently, the present invention has the effect of reducing the manufacturing costs of the voltage sensing member. Also, the voltage sensing member is maintained in elastic and stable contact when external impact or frequent vibration is applied to the voltage sensing member. Consequently, the present invention has the effect of performing stable voltage sensing operation. Furthermore, the present invention has the effect of manufacturing a middle- or large-sized battery pack having desired output and capacity using a battery module including the voltage sensing member as a unit body.08-27-2009
20090214935BATTERY WITH OVER-PRESSURE PROTECTION - A battery assembly includes a sealed battery cell container holds a positive and negative electrode and an electrolyte. Deflection-responsive means engages at least one outer face of the container and is responsive to deflection thereof for operating a cut-off switch to break the electrical continuity of the battery assembly. Flat battery cell containers may be stacked in different arrangements within a coupling structure, the arrangements defining either a cavity between the coupling structure and an adjacent container face, or a cavity between faces of adjacent cell containers. A membrane switch received in the cavity is actuated by bulging of a cell container wall. A control circuit operates the cut-off switch in response to actuation of the membrane switch.08-27-2009
20110076530BATTERY MANAGEMENT DEVICE, SECONDARY BATTERY DEVICE, AND VEHICLE - According to one embodiment, a device includes a power management module to which a power is supplied from an external power source, a power source supply circuit to which a power is supplied from the power management module via a first input terminal, a latch circuit configured to be operated by a power supplied from the power supply circuit or a power supplied via a second input terminal, a circuit configured to output a logic signal that sets a shutdown signal output from the latch circuit to a third input terminal, and a logic communication circuit to which a logic signal is supplied via the third input terminal and which supplies the logic signal to a forth terminal of the larch circuit. The shutdown signal output from the latch circuit is set to an predetermined level when the logic signal is set to a second level from a first level.03-31-2011
20120202096SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery including an electrode assembly including a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate, and a separator between the first and second electrode plates, a case configured to accommodate the electrode assembly, and a cap assembly configured to seal the case and including a cap plate having a short-circuit opening, a reversible plate at the short-circuit opening, an insulation member on the cap plate and including an open part at a side, and a short-circuit plate configured to be inserted into and coupled to the open part for covering the short-circuit opening.08-09-2012
20090208822POWER SUPPLY UNIT INCLUDING SECONDARY BATTERY - A power supply unit includes: a plurality of secondary batteries connected in series; limiting resistors connected to individual electrodes of the plurality of secondary batteries; a voltage detection circuit detecting inter-terminal voltages of each of the plurality of secondary batteries based on potentials obtained from the plurality of secondary batteries through the limiting resistors; a control circuit specifying one of the secondary batteries to be discharged based on the inter-terminal voltages of the plurality of secondary batteries detected by the voltage detection circuit and sending a discharge instruction; and a discharge circuit allowing the specified secondary battery to discharge through the limiting resistors in response to the instruction from the control circuit.08-20-2009
20100297482BATTERY MODULE OF IMPROVED SAFETY AND MIDDLE OR LARGE-SIZED BATTERY PACK CONTAINING THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a high-power, large-capacity battery module including a plurality of battery cells or unit modules connected in series to each other such that the battery cells or the unit modules are stacked while being in tight contact with each other or being adjacent to each other, wherein the battery module is fixed such that the stacked state of the battery cells or the unit modules is maintained even when the volume of the battery cells or the unit modules changes at the time of charging and discharging the battery cells or the unit modules, and a portion of an electrode terminal connection region between the battery cells or between the unit modules is weak with respect to the volume expansion of the battery cells or the unit modules such that an expansion stress caused by the swelling of the battery cells is concentrated on the electrode terminal connection region, whereby the electrode terminal connection region is broken, and therefore, an electrical cut-off occurs at the electrode terminal connection region, when the swelling exceeds a predetermined value.11-25-2010
20090023053METHOD OF DEACTIVATING FAULTY BATTERY CELLS - A method and apparatus for deactivating a bad battery cell from a battery pack for an energy storage system of an electric vehicle is disclosed. The apparatus and methodology includes a clamshell member arranged at an end of the cells and a printed circuit board arranged adjacent to the clamshell member. A collector plate is arranged adjacent to the printed circuit board and a switch is arranged on the printed circuit board. A wire bond is arranged between the switch and one of the cells and a second wire bond is arranged between the switch and the collector plate. The plurality of switches will allow for the identification of the one individual cell having a weak short circuit within the battery pack. Upon identification of the cell with the weak short circuit that cell will have its switch placed in an open position thus electrically isolating the faulty or bad cell from the battery pack.01-22-2009
20110250477BATTERY MODULE - Safety is ensured even when installed in mobile objects such as electric vehicles, deep-sea explorers, and so on. A battery module (10-13-2011
20090317696Compound battery device having lithium battery and lead-acid battery - A compound battery device having a lithium battery and a lead-acid battery includes at least one lithium battery unit, at least one lead-acid battery unit and a control circuit. The lithium and lead-acid battery units are electrically connected in parallel and can have various combinations to meet actual demands of an output voltage. The control circuit is electrically connected to the lithium and lead-acid battery units separately and further comprises a voltage-boosting unit, a voltage-detecting unit, a lithium battery unit management unit and a logic control unit. Thereby, two complementary battery units are connected in parallel, with a control circuit to adjust a voltage thereof, allowing the two battery units to work together to make use of their respective advantages while providing mutual power support. Thus, the compound battery device is capable of more efficient power supply and higher loading, and effectively prevents over-discharge that shortens the battery service life.12-24-2009
20090111005Battery pack - A battery pack is constructed with a rechargeable battery, a protection circuit part that protects the battery when the battery is charged and discharged, and a switching unit that turns on or off a power source of the protection circuit part. Also, the battery pack may be constructed with a rechargeable battery, a protection circuit part that protects the battery when the battery is charged and discharged, and electric wiring lines constructed so that the power source of the protection circuit part may be turned on and off. When the battery pack is not connected to a charger or a load by the switching unit or the electric wire lines, the power source of the circuit is blocked to prevent the battery pack from being shorted and to reduce the idle power. When the battery pack is connected to the charger or the load, the power source is applied to the circuit so that the circuit operates.04-30-2009
20080254344Lithium Secondary Battery Having Internal Protection Circuit - The present invention relates to a lithium secondary battery with a built-in protective circuit, which includes battery case (10-16-2008
20110052949RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery includes 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; and a cap assembly connected to the case. The cap assembly includes a first tab electrically connected to the first electrode, a second tab electrically connected to the second electrode, an deformable plate capable of electrically connecting the first tab and the second tab by being deformed due to a pressure increase, and an intermediate member formed between the first tab and the deformable plate.03-03-2011
20110135977AUTOMATIC BATTERY-OVERCHARGE POWER DISCONNECTION DEVICE AND BATTERY USING THE SAME - An automatic battery-overcharge power disconnection device electrically coupled to a battery includes an insulating frame, a space formed by enclosing edges of the frame, two grooves formed on a lateral edge of the frame, a flexible board installed at another opposite lateral edge of the frame, an opening formed at an end of the flexible board, a knife portion disposed on an internal side of the opening; a symmetrically folded electro-conductive thin plate, having two half-plate portions and a folding portion between two half-plate portions, and passed into the opening of flexible board, such that the two half-plate portions are clamped at the flexible board, and the folding portion is situated opposite to the knife portion; two conductive electrodes, each having a connecting portion extended out from the conductive connecting portion freely, disposed in the two grooves respectively, and electrically coupled to the two half-plate portions.06-09-2011
20100159309LITHIUM BATTERY PACK - In a battery pack which comprises: a battery set composed of two or more lithium battery cells connected in series; a first protection circuit including a first voltage detect part for detecting the voltage(s) of a part of the two or more battery cells, and a first signal output part for issuing an output signal when a detect voltage detected by the first voltage detect part goes below a given over-discharge judgment voltage value; a second protection circuit including a second voltage detect part for detecting the voltage(s) of another part of the two or more battery cells, and a second signal out part for issuing an output signal when the detect voltage of the battery cell detected by the second voltage detect part goes below a given over-discharge judgment voltage value; and, a switch which is connected to the current path of the battery set and can be turned on or off according to the output signals of the first and second signal output parts and, there is further provided dead time means connected between the second signal output part of the second protection circuit for issuing an output not responding to a variation in an input signal occurring within a given time.06-24-2010
20100196747BATTERY PACK - A battery pack having a protection circuit to detect an overcharge, overdischarge, or overcurrent condition of a secondary battery and to turn off a switch element on a path connecting between the secondary battery and either a load or a charger device includes a series-connected thermistor and resistor disposed in proximity of the secondary battery and connected in parallel to the secondary battery, and a first comparator in the protection circuit to compare a voltage at a junction point between the thermistor and the resistor with a first reference voltage corresponding to a first predetermined temperature, wherein the protection circuit turns off the switch element by an output signal of the first comparator upon an exceeding of the first predetermined temperature by temperature of the secondary battery.08-05-2010
20110189515BATTERY MODULE OF IMPROVED SAFETY AND MIDDLE OR LARGE-SIZED BATTERY PACK CONTAINING THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a high-power, large-capacity battery module including a plurality of battery cells or unit modules connected in series to each other such that the battery cells or the unit modules are stacked while being in tight contact with each other or being adjacent to each other, wherein the battery module is fixed such that the stacked state of the battery cells or the unit modules is maintained even when the volume of the battery cells or the unit modules changes at the time of charging and discharging the battery cells or the unit modules, and a portion of an electrode terminal connection region between the battery cells or between the unit modules is weak with respect to the volume expansion of the battery cells or the unit modules such that an expansion stress caused by the swelling of the battery cells is concentrated on the electrode terminal connection region, whereby the electrode terminal connection region is broken, and therefore, an electrical cut-off occurs at the electrode terminal connection region, when the swelling exceeds a predetermined value.08-04-2011
20110189514MIDDLE OR LARGE-SIZED BATTERY PACK OF IMPROVED SAFETY - Disclosed herein is a middle or large-sized battery pack including a battery module assembly configured in a structure in which a plurality of battery modules, each of which comprises a plurality of battery cells or unit modules connected in series to each other while being mounted in a module case, is electrically connected to each other while being arranged in a lateral direction such that the battery modules are in contact with each other, a pair of side support members for covering sides of outermost battery modules of the battery module assembly, and at least one top connection member for connecting the side support members at a top of the battery module assembly, wherein at least one of the side support members has a region (weak portion) exhibiting low resistance to volume expansion, the weak portion being partially formed at the at least one of the side support members for inducing local deformation of the battery modules upon occurrence of swelling, thereby causing a short circuit.08-04-2011
20110305928Rechargeable battery - A rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly; a terminal; a fuse, the electrode assembly, the terminal, and the fuse being electrically connected to each other; and an insulating blocking member in operative co-operation with the fuse.12-15-2011
20120148883Secondary battery - A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly, a case accommodating the electrode assembly and including an opening, an electrode terminal connected to the electrode assembly and protruding outwardly from the case; a cap assembly including a cap plate in sealing engagement with the opening of the case, and a switch plate connected to the electrode terminal.06-14-2012
20120148885PROTECTIVE UNIT FOR GALVANIC CELLS - A protective unit for galvanic cells, which are interconnected into a battery by way of contact elements that are connected in a suitable manner to pole connections of said cells, can be associated with individual cells of a battery. The protective unit comprises an activation unit (06-14-2012
20120148884Secondary battery - A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly, a case configured to accommodate the electrode assembly, a cap plate configured to seal the case, the cap plate including openings, first and second terminals electrically connected to the electrode assembly and inserted through respective openings of the cap plate, an insulating member between the cap plate and at least one of the first and second terminals, the insulating member including a penetration hole, and a fuse in the penetration hole of the insulating member, the fuse electrically connecting the cap plate and the first terminal.06-14-2012
20110305929SECONDARY BATTERY - A battery includes a housing, the housing including an opening, an electrode assembly, the electrode assembly being disposed in an interior space of the housing, and a short-circuiting member including a first plate and second plate disposed proximate to the first plate, the first plate having an inverting portion and an edge portion, the inverting portion projecting toward an interior space of the housing, the edge portion including a fixed portion that is fixed to a periphery of the opening, and a recess in a surface of the edge portion that faces the interior space, at least a part of the recess overlapping the periphery of the opening.12-15-2011
20090239132OXYGEN BATTERY SYSTEM - A lithium oxygen cell system (09-24-2009
20120040216SYSTEM DONGLE - A method for operating an electronic system with a dongle is provided. In some embodiments, the method includes receiving system information from system components. The method further comprises continuing or ceasing to operate the electronic system based upon the system information; and writing system information to the dongle.02-16-2012
20110064978SURGICAL TOOL - A battery pack for a use with a powered surgical tool. The battery pack may include a housing with an outer wall and opposing first and second ends. The housing may include an elongated shape that extends between the first and second ends. A first member may extend across the first end of the housing and include a first aperture, and a second end member may extend across the second end of the housing and may include a second aperture. A passage may extend through the housing with a first end that aligns with the first aperture and a second end that aligns with the second aperture. The housing may be sized for a plurality of storage locations positioned between the first and second members and around the passage, and each of the storage locations may be configured to store a power cell.03-17-2011
20120045670AUXILIARY ELECTRODES FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS CONTAINING HIGH CAPACITY ACTIVE MATERIALS - Provided are novel electrochemical cells that include positive electrodes, negative electrodes containing high capacity active materials such as silicon, and auxiliary electrodes containing lithium. An auxiliary electrode is provided in the cell at least prior to its formation cycling and is used to supply lithium to the negative electrode. The auxiliary electrode may be then removed from the cell prior or after formation. The transfer of lithium to the negative electrode may be performed using a different electrolyte, a higher temperature, and/or a slower rate than during later operational cycling of the cell. After this transfer, the negative electrode may remain pre-lithiated during later cycling at least at a certain predetermined level. This pre-lithiation helps to cycle the cell at more optimal conditions and to some degree maintain this cycling performance over the operating life of the cell. Also provided are methods of fabricating such cells.02-23-2012
20120003514NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE BATTERY - A non-aqueous electrolyte battery capable of making behavior of the battery calm at a time of battery abnormality to secure safety is provided. In a lithium-ion secondary battery 01-05-2012
20080233469BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - Disclosed herein is a battery management system for lithium ion batteries capable of determining a battery pack's state of capacity; determining a battery pack's state of charge limits; adjusting for voltage drops and power losses over a battery's internal and/or connector impedances; adjusting the upper and lower voltage limits of a battery pack; and of actively balancing the cells making up the battery pack. In order to achieve this functionality, the battery pack management system includes an electronic control unit, which unit is coupled to module and cell-level circuitry that is designed to measure operating conditions of the battery such as voltage and current at any given time.09-25-2008
20080274395AUTOMATED COMPOSITE BATTERY - A composite battery capable of adjusting its own power output in response to predetermined signals or lack of predetermined signals is provided. The composite battery has a set of terminals, a battery, a sensing device and a switch, all housed within a casing, which can be in the shape of a conventional battery. The sensor captures signals which upon reaching a certain threshold cause the switch to engage or disengage to selectively provide a load current to an electronic device. The battery may be used in battery-controlled consumer electronics articles, such as toys, to prevent avoidable battery drain or unintended activation when the electronics article is not in use.11-06-2008
20100068606SAFETY DEVICE FOR AN ACCUMULATOR CELL - In the case of a safety device for an accumulator cell, which has an electrode assembly disposed in an elastic cell sheath and at least one electrical connector, a blocking element is provided which blocks at least a first electrical contact associated with the electrical connector with at least a second electrical contact in a releasable electrical connection, the blocking element being configured for the purpose of releasing the releasable electrical connection when the cell sheath expands as a result of a change in volume of the accumulator cell during operation. A separation of the second contact from the first contact is thereby made possible.03-18-2010
20120058371CURRENT COLLECTING TERMINAL FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS - An electrochemical cell battery is disclosed having current collecting terminals acting as security device. The battery includes a plurality of electrochemical cells connected in series or parallel. Each electrochemical cell has a current collecting terminal connecting the positive current collectors together and a current collecting terminal connecting the negative current collectors together. The current collecting terminals each have a folded extension arm for electrically connecting two adjacent electrochemical cells together. The folded extension arms have a shape memory characteristic and are electrically connected together via a welding metal having a fusion temperature T03-08-2012
20120070706EXHAUST SYSTEM FOR BATTERY IN VEHICLE - A vehicle generally includes a motor that drives wheels of the vehicle, a high voltage battery that supplies electric power to the motor, and an exhaust system that exhausts a gas generated by the high voltage battery from the vehicle. The exhaust system for a battery includes an exhaust fan that exhausts the gas generated by the high voltage battery, a control unit that controls operation of the exhaust fan, and a collision detection unit that detects a collision of the vehicle. The control unit has a structure that operates the exhaust fan when the collision detection unit detects a collision of a vehicle.03-22-2012
20110104529BATTERY PACK - Disclosed is a battery pack provided with: a plurality of battery modules connected to one another to serve as a power source; a case for housing the battery modules; and respective output terminals for a positive pole and a negative pole of the above power source, the output terminals being disposed outside the case. Herein, at least one point in: a module/module connecting means for connecting the plurality of battery modules to one another inside of the case; and a module/output terminal connecting means for connecting the battery module and the output terminal inside of the case, is provided with a current-interrupting means capable of switching operating states thereof between: an active state in which a current is interrupted or a current of a predetermined value or higher is interrupted; and an inactive state in which a current is not interrupted.05-05-2011
20110104528Secondary battery - A secondary battery including an electrode assembly, the electrode assembly including a first electrode plate, a separator, and a second electrode plate; a case, the case accommodating the electrode assembly; a first current collector and a second current collector electrically connected to the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate of the electrode assembly, respectively; and a short inducing member disposed between the first current collector and the second current collector, the short inducing member being configured to electrically short-circuit the first current collector and the second current collector when a shape of the case is changed.05-05-2011
20120251852Secondary Battery - A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly; a collecting plate electrically coupled to the electrode assembly and having a short circuit hole; a short circuit member comprising a metal can, wherein the metal can is in the short circuit hole; a case accommodating the electrode assembly and the collecting plate and having an opening; and a cap assembly comprising a cap plate sealing the opening of the case.10-04-2012
20120121947LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY - To provide a functional material which forms a high-resistance layer to interrupt an electric current, thereby ensuring the safety of a battery during overcharge.05-17-2012
20090130542ABNORMALITY DETECTION APPARATUS FOR BATTERY PACK - The abnormality detection apparatus for a battery pack includes a first determining function of making a first determination that abnormality is present when a voltage across a unit battery of interest is higher than a first threshold, a second determining function of making a second determination that abnormality is present when the voltage is lower than a second threshold lower than the first threshold, a short-circuit function of making a short-circuit between a detection line of interest connected to one electrode of a unit battery of interest and an adjacent detection line connected to the other electrode of the unit battery, and a third determining function of making a third determination that there is faulty electrical continuity in the detection line of interest if the first determining function makes the first determination and the second determining function makes the second determination when the short circuit function makes the short-circuit.05-21-2009
20090130541Multi-Series Battery Control System - A multi-series battery control system comprises battery cell groups each having a plurality of serially connected battery cells, a plurality of integrated circuits each disposed in correspondence to one of the battery cell groups and a battery control device that exchanges signals with the individual integrated circuits. Each integrated circuit includes an address setting means that receives a message unique to the integrated circuit, different from messages sent to other integrated circuits, from the battery control device, writes over an initialized address of the integrated circuit with the message and alters the message to a message with which an initialized address of another integrated circuit cannot be overwritten in a step assigned with an ordinal number matching the position of the integrated circuit with regard to the connection order.05-21-2009
20090130540Power storage apparatus - In a power storage apparatus, for storing DC electric power, which is configured by connecting in series a plurality of modules each including a plurality of cells connected with one another, by providing two first switches at the input portion and at the output portion of the power storage apparatus and a second switch, in series with the modules, at a connection position where the modules are connected, the voltage to ground in the apparatus is lowered.05-21-2009
20100247986POSITIVE ELECTRODE MATERIAL FOR LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY, LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY, AND SECONDARY BATTERY MODULE USING LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY - A lithium secondary battery of excellent high temperature cycle characteristic using, as a positive electrode material, a surface-covering lithium manganese composite oxide capable of stably suppressing the leaching of Mn even at high temperature and high voltage without lowering the electric conductivity, in which the positive electrode material for the lithium secondary battery is a lithium transition metal composite oxide having a hexagonal layered structure and represented by a compositional formula: LiMn09-30-2010
20120164496BATTERY RECEIVING DEVICE - The invention relates to a battery receiving device comprising a battery receiving chamber and a wall at least partially enclosing the battery receiving chamber. The battery receiving device further comprises a closable first opening associated with the wall. The battery receiving device further comprises a battery holding device provided for holding at least one battery. The battery receiving device according to the invention is characterized in that the battery holding device thereof is configured such that the at least one battery is released under predetermined conditions.06-28-2012
20120129019CID Retention Device For Li-ion Cell - A low pressure current interrupt device (CID) activates at a minimal threshold internal gauge pressure. Preferably, the CID includes a first conductive plate and a second conductive plate in electrical communication with the first conductive plate, the electrical communication between the first and the second conductive plates being interrupted at the minimal threshold internal gauge pressure. The first conductive plate can include a frustum having a first end and a second end, a base extending radially from a perimeter of the first end of the frustum, and an essentially planar cap sealing the second end of the frustum. The first end has a broader diameter than the second end, and the second conductive plate is in electrical contact with the essentially planar cap through a weld.05-24-2012
20120214031SECONDARY BATTERY - Provided is a secondary battery including a case having an opening and an internal cavity, an electrode assembly disposed in the internal cavity, a collector plate electrically connected to the electrode assembly and disposed in the internal cavity, an electrode terminal electrically connected to the electrode assembly, a cap plate sealing the opening of the case, and a safety device between the collector plate and the electrode terminal. A portion of the electrode terminal extends beyond the cap plate such that the electrode terminal is exposed.08-23-2012
20110183166BIPOLAR SECONDARY BATTERY, BATTERY PACK, AND VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH THE SAME - A bipolar secondary battery is provided with an electric power generating unit, a pair of terminal plates. The electric power generating unit includes a plurality of bipolar electrodes stacked on one another with an electrolyte layer disposed between the bipolar electrodes and separating the bipolar electrodes. Each of the bipolar electrodes includes a collector with a positive electrode active material layer formed on a first side surface of the collector, and a negative electrode active material layer formed on a second side surface of the collector. The first terminal plate is connected to a first stacking direction facing end of the electric power generating unit. The second terminal plate is connected to a second stacking direction facing end of the electric power generating unit. At least one of the terminal plates includes an electric current suppressing device that suppresses an electric current occurring when an internal short circuit occurs in the electric power generating unit.07-28-2011
20110183165Secondary battery - A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly in a case, the electrode assembly including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator, a cap assembly connected to the case and including a cap plate, first and second terminals through the cap plate, and a shorting member selectively connecting the first terminal and the cap plate, and at least one electrode lead tab including a terminal-junction part electrically connected to a terminal, an electrode assembly-junction part electrically connected to an electrode in accordance with the terminal, and a fuse part electrically connected between the terminal-junction part and the electrode assembly-junction part, the fuse part being configured to break when the first and second terminals are electrically connected, and the fuse part extending at an angle other than zero with respect to a longitudinal extension line of the terminal junction part and/or the electrode assembly-junction part.07-28-2011
20120164497BATTERY - A battery includes: a stacked electrode body in which a first electrode plate having a potential of a first polarity and a second electrode plate having a potential of a second polarity are stacked through a first separator; a battery case that stores the stacked electrode body in a hermetically sealed state and is charged to the potential of the first polarity; and a wall surface resin that is arranged between the battery case and the stacked electrode body stored in the battery case. A second temperature at which the wall surface resin is melted or shrunken is lower than a first temperature at which the first separator is melted or shrunken, and when the internal temperature of the battery case becomes equal to or higher than the second temperature, the battery case and the second electrode plate come into contact with each other or are short-circuited to each other.06-28-2012
20120315518METHOD AND DEVICE FOR EXTENDING THE LIFETIME OF A BATTERY IN PARTICULAR OF A VEHICLE - A method includes coupling two conducting rods between terminals of a battery cell of a battery having several branches coupled in parallel, each branch having several battery cells coupled in series. A force tending to squeeze the rods against each other is applied, with the rods being held apart from each other using an insulating block. At least one operating state signal of the cell is monitored, and the insulating block is removed based on the monitoring, allowing the rods to come into electrical contact and short-circuit the battery cell.12-13-2012
20120315516RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly having a first electrode and a second electrode; a case housing the electrode assembly; a cap plate coupled to the case; a short-circuit tab electrically coupled to the second electrode and having an opening; a short-circuit member electrically coupled to the first electrode and configured to be moved by a change in pressure to be electrically coupled to the short-circuit tab; and a cover covering the opening in the short-circuit tab.12-13-2012
20120214030SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly; a case housing the electrode assembly; a terminal electrically coupled to the electrode assembly, wherein the terminal includes a coupling part electrically coupled to the electrode assembly; and an extension part integral as a single piece with and extending from the coupling part; and a cap assembly sealing the case and comprising a cap plate and a short circuit plate, wherein the extension part at least partially covers the short circuit plate.08-23-2012
20100183904STORAGE BATTERY ARRANGEMENT - A storage battery arrangement includes a plurality of battery cells each having a cell housing having at least one cell terminal protruding from an end of the cell housing. The storage battery arrangement also includes a plurality of control units each having a control unit housing and electronic circuitry provided inside the control unit housing for monitoring and controlling at least one of the plurality of battery cells. The control units each include at least one control terminal extending to the outside of the control unit housing, the control terminal being electrically connected to the electronic circuitry. The size and shape of each of the control unit housings are substantially similar to the size and shape of the cell housings so that the control units can be arranged side-by-side among the battery cells and electrically connected the same way to the battery cells.07-22-2010
20100173182Low-Voltage Connection with Safety Circuit and Method for Determining Proper Connection Polarity - A safety circuit for use in low-voltage systems improves safety of and additional features to low-voltage connections. When incorporated into a battery, the circuit leaves the battery disconnected from the low-voltage system until it determines that it is safe to make a connection. When the safety circuit determines that no unsafe conditions exist and that it is safe to connect the battery, the safety circuit may connect the battery by way of a “soft start” that provides a connection over a period of time that reduces or prevents inductive voltage spikes on the low-voltage system. A method is used for detection of proper polarity of the connections between the battery and the low-voltage system. When incorporated into a jumper cable, the safety circuit provides communication abilities, can provide test abilities, and improves connection safety and functionality, such as allowing transfer of power between low-voltage systems having different voltages.07-08-2010
20120171527BATTERY MODULE - A battery module has following features, that are: a plurality of unit batteries, in which battery elements are sealed with a film casing material, is laminated and electrically connected in series or parallel, or in series and parallel, to make an assembled battery; and on a length-direction central portion of the assembled battery, at least one strip-shaped circular frame body is disposed.07-05-2012
20120251851SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery that can induce an internal short circuit in accordance with a stimulus, for example, excessive internal pressure or temperature, is provided. The secondary battery includes an electrode assembly, a collecting plate electrically connected to the electrode assembly and having a short circuit hole, a short circuit member including a short circuit plate installed in the short circuit hole, a case accommodating the electrode assembly and the collecting plate and having an opening, and a cap assembly including a cap plate sealing the opening of the case. The short circuit plate faces the cap plate.10-04-2012
20120315517Battery Pack Dehumidifier with Active Reactivation System - A battery pack dehumidifier system for controlling the relative humidity within a battery pack enclosure is provided, the dehumidifier system including a desiccant that absorbs/adsorbs water vapor from the battery pack enclosure. The system heats and reactivates the desiccant at predetermined time intervals or when the humidity within the system reaches a preset level, thereby allowing the desiccant to regain its potential for absorbing/adsorbing water vapor.12-13-2012
20100273033SECONDARY BATTERY - Positive and negative electrode plates are respectively joined to positive and negative electrode terminals through leads. At least one of the leads joined to the positive or negative electrode plate is made of a stack of first and second metal layers. The first metal layer has a resistance higher than that of the second metal layer. The second metal layer has a melting point lower than that of the first metal layer. When a short-circuit current flows in the secondary battery, current is concentrated in the second metal layer to cause a blowout of the second metal layer, and then, an increase in an heat generation amount due to an increase in a current density of a short-circuit current flowing in the first metal layer causes a blowout of the first metal layer, thereby causing a blowout of the lead to interrupt the short-circuit current.10-28-2010
20100009245LITHIUM-ION BATTERY - A battery includes a positive electrode having a current collector and a first active material and a negative electrode having a current collector and a second active material. The battery also includes an auxiliary electrode having a current collector and a third active material. The auxiliary electrode is configured for selective electrical connection to one of the positive electrode and the negative electrode. The first active material, second active material, and third active material are configured to allow doping and undoping of lithium ions. The third active material exhibits charging and discharging capacity below a corrosion potential of the current collector of the negative electrode and above a decomposition potential of the first active material.01-14-2010
20100291421RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery with overcharging protection. According to an embodiment of the present invention, a rechargeable battery includes a case, a first electrode coupled to the case, a second electrode coupled to the case and the second electrode having a portion extending outside of the case, a short bar electrically coupled to said portion of the second electrode, and an extensible member extending from the case and at least a portion of the short bar being on the extensible member with a gap therebetween. The extensible member is configured to couple the short bar electrically to the first electrode in response to an overcharging condition of the rechargeable battery, thereby short-circuiting the first and second electrodes via the short bar.11-18-2010
20120258340SECONDARY BATTERY - A battery may include a short circuit member connected to a terminal having a first polarity and a deformable conductive member having a second polarity, the deformable conductive member being insulated from the short circuit member, the deformable conductive member being configured to contact the short circuit member when a voltage applied thereto exceeds a predetermined voltage.10-11-2012
20120258339Secondary battery - A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly having a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate, and a separator disposed between the first and second electrode plates, a case accommodating the electrode assembly, and a cap assembly coupled to the case, the cap assembly including a cap plate sealing the case and having a short-circuit hole, a short-circuit plate covering the short-circuit hole of the cap plate, the short-circuit plate being spaced apart from an outer surface of the cap plate, a reversible plate adjacent the short-circuit hole, and a sealing member between the cap plate and the short-circuit plate.10-11-2012
20120263982BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes: a plurality of cells which are lithium ion secondary batteries; an exhaust passage section which is adjacent to the cells and allows a flow of gas generated from at least one of the cells; a case accommodating the plurality of cells and the exhaust passage section; and a gas release duct 10-18-2012
20100203367END COVER ASSEMBLY FOR BATTERY AND BATTERY CONTAINING THE SAME - An end cover assembly for a battery with a core comprises a contact terminal, a conductive element, and a thermistor. The conductive element is in electrical communication with the core of the battery. The thermistor is disposed between the terminal and the conductive element. The thermistor electrically connects the terminal and the conductive element when the temperature of the battery is below a predetermined temperature. The thermistor electrically disconnects the terminal and the conductive element when the temperature of the battery is above the predetermined temperature.08-12-2010
20120328914BATTERY ASSEMBLY STRUCTURE - A safe battery assembly structure comprises a plurality of secondary battery cells mounted on one side of a rack, and a positive guiding strip, a negative guiding strip, and a plurality of fuses mounted on the other side of the rack in such a manner that the secondary battery cells is electrically connected to the positive and negative guiding strips by the fuses and the connecting members, and each of secondary battery cells has its own fuse, so that the secondary battery cells are mounted on one side of the rack while the fuses and positive and negative guiding strips are all mounted on the other side of the rack, thus making it easy for visual checking, assembling, replacement, and maintenance of the components of the battery assembly, and also allowing a plurality of such battery assemblies to be safely arranged side by side or stacked on one another.12-27-2012
20120328915LITHIUM-ION SECONDARY BATTERY, NEGATIVE ELECTRODE FOR LITHIUM-ION SECONDARY BATTERY, BATTERY PACK, ELECTRIC VEHICLE, POWER STORAGE SYSTEM, ELECTRIC TOOL, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A lithium-ion secondary battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode containing an active material, and an electrolytic solution, in which the active material includes a core portion capable of occluding and releasing lithium ions, and a covering portion arranged on at least part of a surface of the core portion, in which the covering portion contains, as constituent elements, Si, O, and at least one element M1 selected from Li, C, Mg, Al, Ca, Ti, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Ge, Zr, Mo, Ag, Sn, Ba, W, Ta, Na, and K, and the atomic ratio y (O/Si) of O to Si is 0.5≦y≦1.8.12-27-2012
20130011703RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery includes a case having an interior and an exterior, an electrode assembly having first and second electrodes, the electrode assembly being disposed in the interior of the case, and an electrode terminal member at the exterior of the case and electrically connected to the first electrode, wherein the electrode terminal member includes a first plate and a second plate, the first plate and the second plate being spaced apart from each other.01-10-2013
20130017421Battery Pack Safety Techniques - A battery system monitors the status of a battery and ensures safe conditions under a range of events adversely affecting the safety of the battery cells, the battery pack or enclosure, or a vehicle housing the battery. In response to the safety event, the battery system provides one or more responses to secure the battery, disconnect the battery, extinguish a fire, or maintain a safe temperature. Upon detecting the safety event, the a controller activates the safety device accordingly to ensure safe conditions.01-17-2013
20130017420RECHARGEABLE BATTERYAANM Byun; SangwonAACI Yongin-siAACO KRAAGP Byun; Sangwon Yongin-si KRAANM Oh; JeongwonAACI Yongin-siAACO KRAAGP Oh; Jeongwon Yongin-si KR - A rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly including a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate, and a separator between the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate; a first collector plate electrically connected to the first electrode plate and including a fuse unit therein; a second collector plate electrically connected to the second electrode plate; and a case housing the electrode assembly, the first collector plate, and the second collector plate, the fuse unit being formed of a first material, and regions of the first collector plate other than the fuse unit being formed of a second material different from the first material.01-17-2013
20130022844VOLTAGE MEASUREMENT DEVICE FOR BATTERY ASSEMBLY - A voltage measurement device for measuring an output voltage of a battery assembly includes voltage addition sections that add a predetermined voltage value to output voltages of the cells, voltage detection sections that detect addition voltages which are output voltages of the voltage addition sections corresponding to the cells of the individual blocks, A/D converting sections that digitize analog voltage signals of the addition voltages detected by the voltage detection sections, and a control section that outputs voltage measurement request signals to the voltage detection sections respectively, and that acquires the addition voltages, subtracts the predetermined voltage value from the acquired addition voltages and provides voltage values after the subtractions, as the output voltages of the cells.01-24-2013
20130143079BATTERY SYSTEM WITH HEAT-DISSIPATION IMPROVEMENT AND CONNECTING CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT - A battery system includes a battery module, a frame for receiving the battery module, a cover covering the frame, a heat sink, a battery management circuit board and a battery balancing circuit board. The battery module includes a bracket assembly and a number of batteries fixed to the bracket assembly. The batteries are electrically connected to each other. The battery management circuit board is fixed to the bracket assembly and electrically connected to the batteries. The battery management circuit board is separated by a distance from the bracket assembly. The battery balancing circuit board is fixed to the heat sink and includes a battery balancing control module for controlling surplus electric energy of the batteries dissipated into thermal energy.06-06-2013
20130101875RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly including a positive electrode and a negative electrode; a case containing the electrode assembly; a terminal electrically connected to the electrode assembly; a current collecting member fixed to the electrode assembly; and a connection member electrically connecting the electrode assembly and the terminal, and the connection member includes a first end fixed to one of the current collecting member or the terminal, a second end spaced apart from the first end and contacting the other of the current collecting member or the terminal, and a fuse portion between the first end and the second end, the fuse portion having a smaller cross-sectional area than a surrounding portion of the connection member.04-25-2013
20130209844BATTERY COMPRISING A MOULDED BODY MADE OF A POROUS, MOISTURE-ABSORBING MATERIAL FOR TRANSPORTING MOISTURE OUT OF THE BATTERY HOUSING - A battery includes a housing in which at least one battery cell and a device configured to dry air present in a housing inner chamber are arranged. The battery also includes a molded body made of a porous, moisture-absorbing material that is arranged such that it extends both into the housing inner chamber and into an outer chamber of the housing and connects said chambers to each other such that moisture is conducted there between. The part of the molded body present in the housing inner chamber is connected to the device configured to dry the air present in the housing inner chamber such that collected water is transferred out of the device to the molded body for air drying.08-15-2013
20130130072RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery including: an electrode assembly including a first electrode and a second electrode; a case containing the electrode assembly; a cap plate coupled to the case; a short-circuit tab electrically connected to the first electrode; and a short-circuit member electrically connected to the second electrode and configured to contact the short-circuit tab according to an increase of an internal pressure of the rechargeable battery, and the short-circuit member includes a connection portion having a plate shape, a support portion at an outer side of the connection portion, and a variable groove having a shape that is configured to change according to the increase of the internal pressure.05-23-2013
20130130073BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes at least one battery module having a plurality of battery cells; and a housing accommodating the at least one battery module and having an inlet port at a first side thereof and discharging port at a second side thereof opposite to the first side, the housing having a bottom surface that has a slope and a first hole at an end of the slope.05-23-2013
20130149572BATTERY UNIT - A battery unit (06-13-2013
20130149569ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY AND SECONDARY BATTERY HAVING THE SAME - An electrode assembly and a secondary battery having the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, the electrode assembly includes a separator interposed between first and second electrode plates and a first electrode tab electrically connected to the first electrode plate; a second electrode tab electrically connected to the second electrode plate. The electrode assembly may further include an auxiliary tab electrically connected to at least one of the first and second electrode plates, wherein the auxiliary tab is positioned between the first and second electrode tabs.06-13-2013
20100285339SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CHARGING AND DISCHARGING A Li-ION BATTERY - An electrochemical battery system in one embodiment includes a first electrochemical cell, a second electrochemical cell, a memory in which command instructions are stored, and a processor configured to execute the command instructions to (i) selectively charge or discharge the first electrochemical cell based upon an evaluation of first criteria associated with the first electrochemical cell, and (ii) selectively charge or discharge the second electrochemical cell based upon an evaluation of second criteria associated with the first electrochemical cell.11-11-2010
20120282500Architecture of a Battery and Control Device - A battery system comprises a battery module, including a high-voltage grid and a low-voltage network having a BCU. The battery module includes a plurality of battery cells connected in series and a plurality of cell monitoring units configured to measure and to transmit battery voltages of the battery cells with respect to a first control signal. The BCU is configured to determine a charge state of the battery cells. The BCU includes a microcontroller and a nanocontroller. The nanocontroller is or can be directly connected to the cell monitoring units and is connected to the microcontroller by means of an isolator, and is configured to generate the first control signal and to transmit the signal to the cell monitoring units and to receive the battery voltages of the battery cells transmitted by the cell monitoring units and relay same to the microcontroller.11-08-2012
20130183553BATTERY WITH SELF-PROGRAMMING FUSE - A useful lifetime of an energy storage device can be extended by providing a series connection of a battery cell and an self-programming fuse. A plurality of series connections of a battery cell and an self-programming fuse can then be connected in a parallel connection to expand the energy storage capacity of the energy storage device. Each self-programming fuse can be a strip of a metal semiconductor alloy material, which electromigrates when a battery cell is electrically shorted and causes increases in the amount of electrical current therethrough. Thus, each self-programming fuse is a self-programming circuit that opens once the battery cell within the same series connection is shorted.07-18-2013
20130122332IN-CELL BATTERY MANAGEMENT DEVICE - Various embodiments relate to an in-cell battery management device including: an integrated circuit (IC) including a controller, a resistive balancer, a voltage sensor, and a pressure sensor; and an IC package that encloses the IC having a hole over the pressure sensor wherein the hole allows the pressure sensor to measure pressure in a battery cell; wherein the IC package is contact with the battery cell.05-16-2013
20130122333BIPOLAR BATTERY - A bipolar battery includes: a power generation element formed by stacking a plurality of bipolar electrodes, in which an electrode layer is formed on a front and a rear of a collector, via an electrolyte layer; an elastic metal portion provided in contact with the power generation element so as to contact the power generation element in point or line contact when no external force is exerted thereon and contact the power generation element in surface contact when external force is exerted thereon; and an outer covering material provided to accommodate the power generation element and the elastic metal portion, an internal air pressure of which is set to be lower than an atmospheric pressure such that the elastic metal portion is caused to contact the power generation element in surface contact by a pressure difference between the internal air pressure and the atmospheric pressure.05-16-2013
20130115488SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly including a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate, and a separator between the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate; a first collector electrically connected to the first electrode plate, the first collector including a fuse part; a case accommodating the electrode assembly and the first collector; a cap plate sealing an opening of the case and electrically connected to the first collector, the cap plate including a short circuit hole, the short circuit hole being adjacent to the fuse part; a first short circuit member in the short circuit hole; and a second short circuit member spaced apart from a top surface of the cap plate and electrically connected to the second electrode plate, at least a portion of the second short circuit overlapping the first short circuit member.05-09-2013
20130196191SEALED BATTERY - Provided is a sealed battery with improved safety and reliability in which no spark discharge or voltage recovery occurs after a current interrupt mechanism has been actuated. A sealed battery 08-01-2013
20130196190BATTERY, BATTERY PACK, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, ELECTRICALLY DRIVEN VEHICLE, ELECTRICAL STORAGE DEVICE, AND ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEM - Disclosed is a battery including: a positive electrode; a negative electrode; and an electrolyte including a fluidic electrolyte in which an electrolytic solution containing a solvent and an electrolyte salt is present while maintaining fluidity, and a non-fluidic electrolyte in which an electrolytic solution containing a solvent and an electrolyte salt is supported by a polymeric material.08-01-2013
20130196192SEALED SECONDARY BATTERY - Provided is a sealed secondary battery having a current interrupt mechanism with a high heat resistance that prevents fusion of the current collecting plate by the Joule heat generated during high-rate charge and discharged. A current interrupt mechanism 08-01-2013
20130202923SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly, a case and a safety member. The electrode assembly has a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate and a separator interposed between the first and second electrode plates. The case accommodates the electrode assembly, and has an opened top. The safety member is inserted into an upper inside portion of the case, and seals the case. In the secondary battery, the safety member comprises an outer member contacting an inner surface of the case and having a center passing therethrough, an inner member spaced apart from the outer member at a predetermined interval and positioned at the center of the outer member, and a connection member connecting the outer and inner members. Accordingly, it is possible to increase the capacity of the battery.08-08-2013
20130202922POLYMER FUSED BATTERIES - Polymer-fused batteries are provided. The battery includes a casing, an anode coupled to the casing, an electrical source disposed between the casing and the anode, and a fuse over at least a portion of the anode. The polymer fuse comprises an electrically-conductive material formulated to decompose upon contact with a bodily fluid and to provide electrical communication between the anode cap and the electrical source when the polymer fuse is intact.08-08-2013
20120070705RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator between the first electrode and the second electrode; a case containing the electrode assembly; a cap plate covering an opening of the case; and an external short circuit assembly on the cap plate and including: a cover on the cap plate; and a terminal plate on the cover and coupled to the cover.03-22-2012
20130209845ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL HAVING AT LEAST ONE PRESSURE RELIEF MEANS - An electrochemical cell comprises an electrode stack (08-15-2013

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