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20090325042Battery Cell interconnect and Voltage Sensing Assembly and Method for Coupling a Battery Cell Assembly Thereto - A battery cell interconnect and voltage sensing assembly and a method for coupling a battery cell assembly thereto are provided. The battery cell interconnect and voltage sensing assembly includes a frame member holding a plurality of electrical interconnect members and a circuit board with an electrical connector. The assembly routes an electrical current from battery cell assemblies through the electrical interconnect members and can allow a voltage at each of the electrical interconnect members to be sensed at the electrical connector.12-31-2009
20130045403BATTERY MODULE HAVING NOVEL STRUCTURE - Disclosed herein is a battery module including (a) a battery cell stack including two or more battery cells or unit modules electrically connected to each other in a state in which the battery cells or unit modules are vertically stacked, (b) a first housing to cover the entirety of the end of one side of the battery cell stack and portions of the top and bottom of the battery cell stack and (c) a second housing to cover the entirety of the end of the other side of the battery cell stack and the remainder of the top and bottom of the battery cell stack, wherein the first housing and the second housing are provided with coupling holes formed to couple the first housing and the second housing to each other, the coupling holes being horizontal coupling holes, through which coupling members can be inserted in the lateral direction.02-21-2013
20130045401BATTERY PACK AND BATTERY MODULE COMPRISING THE SAME - A battery pack having a battery cell and a case accommodating the battery cell and including a terminal portion that is electrically connected to the battery cell. The terminal portion includes a first groove portion for attaching a temperature sensor for obtaining temperature information of the battery cell.02-21-2013
20100075208Medical Device Battery Pack with Active Status Indication - A system and method provides a status indicator to a battery pack of a medical device. The battery pack includes a power supply capable of being connected to the medical device. The battery pack also includes an indicator to automatically indicate a status of at least a portion of at least one of the battery pack and the medical device. For example, the indicator can indicate a status of the power supply.03-25-2010
20100075207BATTERY LIFE ALARM SYSTEM AND BATTERY LIFE ALARM METHOD - A battery life alarm system and a battery life alarm method are provided. The battery life alarm system includes a first arithmetic unit, a second arithmetic unit and a third arithmetic unit. The first arithmetic unit outputs a capacity ratio according to a sense voltage and a design capacity of a battery. The second arithmetic unit outputs a life ratio according to a used life parameter and a design life parameter of the battery, wherein the used life parameter and design life parameter correspond to the using time or the charge/discharge times of the battery. The third arithmetic unit outputs a life index according to the capacity ratio, the life ratio and a weighted percentage.03-25-2010
20120244401BATTERY MODULE - A battery module is provided in which a signal line is prevented from the influence of noise caused by an internal current output line.09-27-2012
20130034758ACCUMULATOR ARRANGEMENT - An accumulator arrangement for a motor vehicle is provided. The accumulator arrangement includes an array of a plurality of galvanically connected accumulator cells. Each cell is individually removable from the array and replaceable.02-07-2013
20130034759NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTIC SOLUTION, NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTIC SECONDARY BATTERY, BATTERY PACK, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, ELECTRIC VEHICLE, POWER STORAGE DEVICE, AND POWER SYSTEM - A nonaqueous electrolytic secondary battery includes: a positive electrode; a negative electrode; and an electrolyte that contains a nonaqueous electrolytic solution, wherein the nonaqueous electrolytic solution contains at least one phosphorus compound selected from the group consisting of phosphine oxide, phosphonic ester, and phosphinic ester, and the phosphine oxide, the phosphonic ester, and the phosphinic ester are phosphorus compounds represented by the following formulae (I), (II), and (III), respectively.02-07-2013
20130045402FLAT-TYPE BATTERY - Disclosed is a flat battery which includes power generating element 02-21-2013
20100104929BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR AN ELECTRICAL DEVICE WORKING IN ACCORDANCE WITH GALVANIC PRINCIPLES, FOR EXAMPLE A LITHIUM-ION CELL - The invention relates to a battery management system (04-29-2010
20090123816RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery, and more particularly, a rechargeable battery having a function of detecting water contact. The area for detecting water contact is formed on the rechargeable battery or its component parts by applying water-soluble ink on a surface thereof. It is straightforward to form such a rechargeable battery and to easily determine whether the rechargeable battery or its component parts have been in contact with water.05-14-2009
20130089765ELECTRICITY ACCUMULATION DEVICE - An electricity accumulation device includes an electricity accumulation element, an outer jacket material configured to house the electricity accumulation element, and a deformation sensor disposed on an expansive surface of the outer jacket material. The deformation sensor includes a sensor membrane having a base material made of an elastomer or a resin and conductive fillers filling the base material, the sensor membrane being subjected to bending deformation along with expansion of the outer jacket material, and a pair of electrodes connected to the sensor membrane. A three-dimensional conductive path is formed in the sensor membrane through contact between the conductive fillers. An electric resistance is increased along with an increase in amount of deformation of the sensor membrane from a natural state. The electricity accumulation device senses expansion of the outer jacket material on the basis of variations in electric resistance along with bending deformation of the sensor membrane.04-11-2013
20090269655BATTERY PACKS SUITABLE FOR USE WITH BATTERY POWERED APPLIANCES - Cooling air intake port (10-29-2009
20120114994ELECTRICAL CELL - An electrical cell includes a first battery block including a first stacked electrode body formed by stacking a positive electrode plate and a negative electrode plate through a separator and a first spacer arranged on the first stacked electrode body; a second battery block that including a second stacked electrode body formed by stacking a positive electrode plate and a negative electrode plate through a separator and a second spacer arranged on the second stacked electrode body; a battery case containing the first battery block and the second battery block to contact the first spacer and the second spacer; and a sensor, wherein the sensor is arranged in a sensor arrangement region formed between the first spacer and the second spacer.05-10-2012
20090011324RECHARGEABLE BATTERY AND BATTERY PACK - Known rechargeable batteries contain a cell that is received in a cell cup. For monitoring the temperature of the rechargeable batteries, PTC elements are used, but they increase the amount of space needed and can be accommodated in a battery pack only with difficulty. For the sake of simple accommodation, a rechargeable battery has a cell, which is received in a cell cup. According to the invention, for monitoring the temperature of the cell, a temperature-dependent element, in particular a PTC element, is provided that at least partially surrounds the cell cup. The invention is intended in particular for battery packs in which temperature monitoring is required.01-08-2009
20120237808MIDDLE OR LARGE-SIZED BATTERY MODULE OF IMPROVED SAFETY - Disclosed herein is a middle- or large-sized battery module including a plurality of battery cells or unit modules, the middle- or large-sized battery module being configured to have a connection structure in which measured voltage and/or temperature signals of the battery cells or the unit modules are transmitted and received by a wire type connection member, wherein at least one end of the connection member is connected to a connection counterpart in a male and female engagement type mechanical coupling manner, the connection member has a downwardly bent region (a downwardly bent portion) formed at a region adjacent to a connection part such that the downwardly bent portion is bent downward to a height lower than the connection part for preventing moisture condensed on the connection member from being introduced to the connection part due to gravity.09-20-2012
20120237807BATTERY SYSTEM - A battery system includes an assembled battery, a first terminal, a second terminal, and a measurement part. The first terminal includes a terminal body having at least a portion of an inner circumference contacting an electrode terminal, and two projection plates projecting from an outer circumference of the terminal body toward an outside of the terminal body in a radial direction thereof, and the second terminal includes an insertion hole part into which the projection plates are inserted, wherein the insertion hole part and the projection plates are fitted to each other to reduce a diameter of the first terminal such that the first terminal is fixed to the electrode terminal.09-20-2012
20120015221BATTERY PACK - Provided is a battery pack comprising a plurality of batteries; and a plurality of memories that correspond respectively to the batteries and that each record deterioration information of the corresponding battery. Each set of a battery and a corresponding memory may be formed integrally as a battery cell. As a result, the deterioration information of each battery cell can be known even after the battery pack is disassembled.01-19-2012
20120009449ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR BATTERY, NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE BATTERY, BATTERY PACK, AND VEHICLE - According to one embodiment, there is provided an active material for a battery. The active material includes secondary particle which contains primary particles of a monoclinic β-type titanium composite oxide having an average primary particle diameter of 1 nm to 10 μm. The secondary particle has an average secondary particle diameter of 1 μm to 100 μm. The secondary particle has compression fracture strength of 20 MPa or more.01-12-2012
20110293975TEST METHOD FOR LITHIUM-ION SECONDARY BATTERY - The test method for a lithium-ion secondary battery comprises a measuring potential difference Δ between an outer can and a negative electrode external terminal after a charging process, and if the potential difference Δ is a predetermined prescribed value or greater, the battery is determined as a non-defective product. This method can more accurately detect a battery in which a short circuit occurs temporarily, for example, when the negative electrode external terminal and the outer can come into contact simultaneously with a manufacturing apparatus than the case when a potential difference between the positive electrode external terminal and the outer can is measured. Thus the method can reduce the possibility of corrosion of the outer can due to lithium metal deposited on the inner surface of the outer can.12-01-2011
20090186262BATTERY PACK AND WIRING SUBSTRATE - A battery pack includes a pack body that includes a battery cell and that has an external shape substantially symmetric with respect to the horizontal and vertical axes, viewed from a front face on which terminals are arranged, and a terminal unit on the front face. The terminal unit includes a positive terminal, a negative terminal, a control terminal, and a temperature detection terminal for outputting temperature data. The positive terminal and the negative terminal are arranged on one side with respect to a center line in the width direction of the pack body. The control terminal is arranged symmetrically to the temperature detection terminal with respect to the center line in the width direction of the pack body.07-23-2009
20100112420Internal pressure measuring apparatus for secondary battery - An internal pressure measuring apparatus for a secondary battery includes a connection jig configured to be fastened to an electrolyte inlet port of the secondary battery, a pressure gauge displaying a measured internal pressure, and a pipe connecting the connection jig to the pressure gauge and filled with a pressure medium.05-06-2010
20090286143BATTERY PACK - A battery pack according to the invention has a housing, at least one rechargeable battery cell, and at least one temperature sensor that is attachable in a thermally conductive fashion to the rechargeable cell. At least one clamping element is provided, which cooperates with the temperature sensor in such a way that it is possible to attach the temperature sensor to the rechargeable cell in a thermally conductive fashion.11-19-2009
20120121952BATTERY STATUS DETECTING DEVICE AND BATTERY PACK WHERE THE BATTERY STATUS DETECTING DEVICE IS PROVIDED - A battery status detecting device, the battery status detecting device being configured to detect a status of a rechargeable battery which powers an electronic device, the battery status detecting device includes a capacity degradation rate calculating part configured to calculate a capacity degradation rate of the rechargeable battery; an internal resistance value calculating part configured to calculate an internal resistance value of the rechargeable battery; a determining part configured to determine necessity of exchange of the rechargeable battery based on the capacity degradation rate calculated by the capacity degradation rate calculating part and the internal resistance value calculated by the internal resistance value calculating part; and an outputting part configured to output a signal corresponding to a determination result of the determining part, wherein the determining part determines that the exchange of the rechargeable battery is necessary in a case where one of or both of the capacity degradation rate calculated by the capacity degradation rate calculating part and the internal resistance value calculated by the internal resistance value calculating part reach a value requiring the exchange of the rechargeable battery.05-17-2012
20090087725TEMPERATURE COMPENSATED CURRENT MEASURING DEVICE AND BATTERY PACK USING THE SAME - A battery pack, and more particularly, a temperature compensated current measuring device which can accurately measure an actual current flowing in a circuit of a charging/discharging path in the battery pack. The temperature compensated current measuring device includes a conductor in which current flows, a temperature sensor disposed around the conductor to measure a temperature of the conductor, and a temperature compensated current detection circuit part electrically connected to two positions of the conductor to measure a voltage between the two positions, electrically connected to the temperature sensor to measure a temperature of the conductor, and measuring the current flowing in the conductor by using the measured temperature and the voltage as an input signal. Thus, it is possible to accurately calculate an actual charging/discharging current with the temperature compensated current measuring device and effectively control the charging capacity of the battery pack.04-02-2009
20080286633Circuit testing device for solid oxide fuel cell - A device for testing the circuitry of a ceramic sheet-type, multi-cell solid oxide fuel cell is provided. The testing device includes a support plate having a substantially flat face, and a plurality of resilient contacts mounted on the flat face of the support plate. The contacts are spaced-apart so that each contact is individually registrable with one of the plurality of spaced-apart cells when the support plate of the device is positioned over fuel cell, allowing the circuit integrity of all of the cells to be tested simultaneously. The support plate includes a light conducting portion that visually facilitates alignment and engagement between said resilient contact members and the cells when the device is positioned over the solid oxide fuel cell. The light conducting portion of the support plate may be a transparent material that forms all or part of the plate. The resilient contacts each engage a sufficiently broad area of the cells to avoid localized stresses in the ceramic sheet that may otherwise provide sites for unwanted cracking or other types of damage.11-20-2008
20100136392CELL TEMPERATURE SENSING APPARATUS FOR A BATTTERY MODULE - A printed circuit board supported over the top surface of a multi-cell battery module for battery cell voltage and temperature monitoring has an array of openings in alignment with selected battery cells for receiving temperature-sensing units that electrically couple with contacts formed on the printed circuit board and resiliently engage the cases of the selected battery cells. Each such temperature-sensing unit includes a printed circuit board mountable lamp socket and a lamp socket insert including a thermistor and a compressible element that maintains the thermistor in thermal proximity to the battery cell case when the temperature-sensing unit is installed in a respective printed circuit board opening.06-03-2010
20090053587Abnormality detecting device for a fuel cell powered industrial vehicle - An abnormality detecting device for a fuel cell powered industrial vehicle confirms whether a radiator fan is at rest or not (S02-26-2009
20090246607LAMINATE TYPE BATTERY AND BATTERY MODULE INCORPORATING THE LAMINATE TYPE BATTERY - A laminate type battery includes a laminate battery case and an electrode assembly. The laminate battery case includes two laminate films each having a metal layer and plastic layers provided on both faces of the metal layer, and has a welded portion in which peripheral edges of the two laminate films are welded to each other. The electrode assembly is enclosed in the laminate battery case, and has a positive electrode plate, a negative electrode plate, and a separator disposed therebetween. An internal gas pressure sensing portion, in which the inner plastic layer of each of the laminate films is absent and the metal layers are in contact with each other so as to be in an electrically conductive state, is formed in a portion of the welded portion. A voltage detection hole, in which the outer plastic layer is absent and the metal layer is exposed, is formed in a surface of each of the two laminate films.10-01-2009
20090325043MIDDLE OR LARGE-SIZED BATTERY MODULE - Disclosed herein is a middle- or large-sized battery module comprising a plurality of stacked unit cells, each unit module including two or more plate-shaped battery cells electrically connected with each other, each battery cell having electrode terminals formed at opposite sides thereof. The battery module is manufactured by connecting electrode terminals of a pair of unit modules by welding, mounting a sensing unit, including a sensing member, to the welding part and bending the welding part such that the unit modules are stacked, and repeatedly performing the above processes until all the unit cells are stacked.12-31-2009
20090197155Online Low Performing Cell (LPC) Prediction and Detection of Fuel Cell System - A system and method for detecting and predicting low performing cells in a fuel cell stack. When the fuel cell stack is running and certain data validity criteria have been met, an algorithm collects the data, such as stack current density, average cell voltage and minimum cell voltage. This information is used to estimate predetermined parameters that define the stack polarization curve. The system defines a predetermined minimum current density that is used to identify a low performing cell. The system then calculates an average cell voltage and a minimum cell voltage at the minimum current density set-point, and calculates a cell voltage difference between the two. If the cell voltage difference is greater than a predetermined low voltage threshold and the minimum cell voltage is less than a predetermined high voltage threshold, the algorithm sets a flag identifying a potential for a low performing cell.08-06-2009
20110229745INTERCONNECT DEVICE FOR BATTERY ASSEMBLY - An interconnect device for a battery assembly having a plurality of battery cell assemblies and a thermistor is disclosed. The interconnect device includes a non-conductive frame; a plurality of conductive traces integrally formed with the frame, a busbar in electrical communication with at least one of the conductive traces and disposed adjacent an aperture formed in the frame, wherein the aperture receives a tab of at least one of the battery cell assemblies, and a conductive pad disposed on a lower surface of the frame, the pad in electrical communication with at least one of the conductive traces and adapted to receive a signal from the thermistor.09-22-2011
20090148755BATTERY FOR A POWER TOOL - A battery for use in a power tool, including a battery housing, at least one battery cell in the battery housing, a pivoting member at least partially enclosed within the battery housing which moves between a latched position and an unlatched position, and a biasing device associated with the pivoting member for urging the pivoting member towards the latched position.06-11-2009
20090117452Rechargeable Battery Pack and Electrical Hand Tool Device - A rechargeable battery pack (05-07-2009
20110129705Battery Pack for Preventing Damage Due to External Shock - A battery pack is capable of preventing problems from occurring due to the damage of a secondary battery when external shock is applied. The battery pack includes battery cells serially coupled, coupled in parallel, or coupled in a combination of series and parallel, a shock detecting unit for detecting external shock, and a controller coupled to the battery cell and the shock detecting unit to output sensed shock information to the outside.06-02-2011
20100215999Secondary battery module - A secondary battery module including a plurality of battery cells, a temperature sensor disposed on a surface of at least one of the battery cells, a conducting wire connected to the temperature sensor, a module frame coupled to the battery cells, fixing the battery cells in a position and having a wire hole through which the conducting wire passes, and a sealing member surrounding the conducting wire and coupled to the wire hole, sealing the wire hole.08-26-2010
20100196748System and Apparatus for Monitoring Large Battery Stacks Using Wireless Sensor Networks - Monitoring individual cells within large battery stacks used in alternative fuel vehicles is provided using wireless sensor networks. In one embodiment, a battery stack comprised of a plurality of cells includes a plurality of wireless sensor nodes each electrically connected to a corresponding one of the plurality of cells. Each of the wireless sensor nodes includes a sensor circuit for measuring individual performance characteristics for cells to which the wireless sensor nodes are connected. This cell-specific performance data may then be wirelessly transmitted to an external node, which is coupled to a vehicle battery management system configured to determine at least one of a state of charge, state of health and remaining useful life data for the overall battery stack based on the performance characteristics of the battery stack's individual cells.08-05-2010
20090162738BATTERY SYSTEM WITH HEATED TERMINALS - There is disclosed a battery system comprising a battery pack. Within the battery pack is a plurality of cells, which are electrically connected by physical contact between electrical terminals of adjacent cells. A resistive heater is attached to at least some of the electrical terminals in the battery pack to thereby warm the cells to a more optimum operating temperature in response to a sensed temperature.06-25-2009
20100310909Unit Set Having a Plurality of Lithium Rechargeable Batteries and a Set Having a Plurality of the Unit Sets - The present invention relates to a unit set having a plurality of lithium rechargeable batteries, which can receive and protect a plurality of lithium rechargeable batteries comprised of an pouch and an electrode tap and facilely change a voltage and a capacity thereof according to a degree of freedom in a stack structure of the lithium rechargeable batteries, and a set having a plurality of the unit sets.12-09-2010
20110008659CAR POWER SOURCE APPARATUS - The car power source apparatus has battery block 01-13-2011
20110027633Instrumented fluid-surfaced electrode - An electrochemical device (such as a battery) includes at least one electrode having a fluid surface and one or more sensors configured to detect an operating condition of the device. Fluid-directing structures may modulate flow or retain fluid in response to the sensors. An electrolyte within the device may also include an ion-transport fluid, for example infiltrated into a porous solid support.02-03-2011
20110033735BATTERY PACK - A battery pack 02-10-2011
20110045328NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE BATTERY AND BATTERY PACK - According to one embodiment, a non-aqueous electrolyte battery includes an outer case, a positive electrode housed in the outer case and containing a positive electrode active material, a negative electrode housed in the outer case and containing a monoclinic crystal β-type titanium composite oxide, and a non-aqueous electrolyte filled in the outer case. An absolute value of a gradient of a potential of the negative electrode is larger than that of the positive electrode. Wherein, each of the gradients of a potential of the negative and positive electrodes is found from variations in potential which come at the state of full charge on an open-circuit potential curve drawn from potentials of the positive electrode and the negative electrode.02-24-2011
20100124692Battery pack and hand-held power tool - The present invention relates to a battery pack (05-20-2010
20120189887ELECTRICAL ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE MADE OF FLAT CELLS AND FRAME ELEMENTS WITH A SUPPLY CHANNEL - The invention relates to an electrical energy storage device comprising a plurality of flat storage cells for storing and discharging electrical energy, having opposing flat current collectors, a plurality of frame elements for maintaining the storage cells, and a clamping means for clamping the cells with the frame elements into a stack. Each storage cell carries at least one measurement or sensor element for measuring at least one physical variable, to which at least one respective cable for transmitting the measurement data is fixed. The frame elements comprise first recesses for receiving the measurement or sensor elements and second recesses connected to the first recesses, the second recesses of the frame elements together forming at least one channel extending over the length of the device for receiving the cables.07-26-2012
20100068607SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING AND RESPONDING TO FORCES INFLUENCING A BATTERY - Systems and methods for monitoring and responding to forces influencing batteries of electronic devices are provided. One or more sensors may be provided at various positions within a battery assembly including one or more battery cells within an enclosure. In some embodiments, a sensor may be provided between a battery cell and a portion of the enclosure. In other embodiments, a sensor may be positioned between two adjacent cells in a stack. Each sensor may detect a force influencing a battery cell of the assembly. In some embodiments, the sensor may be a force sensing material having a conductance configured to vary based on the influencing force. In other embodiments, the sensor may be a contact sensor that detects when the influencing force moves two elements together.03-18-2010
20110076531VOLTAGE SENSING MEMBER AND BATTERY MODULE EMPLOYED WITH THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a battery module configured in a structure in which two or more battery cells, each of which has electrode terminals formed at one end or opposite ends thereof, are stacked in a state in which the battery cells are electrically connected to each other, wherein the electrode terminals of the battery cells are formed of plate-shaped conductive members, the electrode terminals of the battery cells are folded such that the electrode terminals are in tight contact with each other to form a bent connection part at an electrical connection region between the battery cells, and the bent connection part is surrounded by a voltage sensing member mounted to the bent connection part.03-31-2011
20120148890BATTERY SYSTEM - A battery system (06-14-2012
20100310908NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL HAVING A MIXTURE OF AT LEAST THREE CATHODE MATERIALS THEREIN - The present disclosure relates generally to a high capacity cathode material suitable for use in a non-aqueous electrochemical cell that comprises a mixture of at least three different cathode materials, and more specifically a mixture of fluorinated carbon, an oxide of copper and an oxide of manganese. The present disclosure additionally relates to a non-aqueous electrochemical cell comprising such a cathode material and, in particular, to such a non-aqueous electrochemical cell that can deliver a higher capacity than a conventional cell, and/or that possesses an improved end-of-life indication.12-09-2010
20110177368Voltage Detection In A Battery - A battery having a plurality of cell pairs arranged in an array in disclosed. The cells pairs are coupled longitudinally. Sense leads are provided on the ends of cell pairs to obviate providing a sense lead proximate the junction of the cell pair.07-21-2011
20110256434APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ESTIMATING RESISTANCE CHARACTERISTICS OF BATTERY BASED ON OPEN CIRCUIT VOLTAGE ESTIMATED BY BATTERY VOLTAGE VARIATION PATTERN - An apparatus for estimating resistance characteristics of a battery includes a data storing manager for obtaining and storing battery voltage, current and temperature data of a battery, whenever estimating a battery resistance characteristic; an open circuit voltage calculator for calculating battery open circuit voltage from a battery voltage variation pattern measured at the present and in the past; a weighted mean resistance calculator for calculating a battery resistance parameter from a battery current and a difference between the battery open circuit voltage and a battery voltage, and calculating a weighted mean resistance from battery resistance parameters calculated at the present and in the past; a weighted mean resistance convergence calculator for calculating a weighed mean resistance convergence value by repeatedly calculating a weighted mean sequence using the weighted mean resistance as an initial condition; and a resistance characteristic estimator for estimating a battery resistance from the weighted mean resistance convergence value.10-20-2011
20080254347VEHICLE BATTERY STATE OF CHARGE INDICATOR - A system for modeling a battery installed on a motor vehicle including a crank started engine, a voltage sensor connected to provide measurements of battery voltage and a temperature sensor providing temperature measurements provides for correcting capacity of the battery starting from the battery's rated capacity. A vehicle body computer implements the model through a stored program implementing an energy flow model of the target battery and stored data relating to model parameters including battery rated capacity and cranking current required for engine start over a temperature range. The stored program being responsive upon execution by the vehicle body computer for using the battery voltage measurements and temperature measurements during engine cranking to correct battery capacity.10-16-2008
20110027634BATTERY SYSTEM AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE INCLUDING THE SAME - A battery system includes a plurality of battery modules each including one or a plurality of battery cells, and a detecting circuit that is used in common for the plurality of battery modules and detects a terminal voltage of each battery cell.02-03-2011
20110052951MIDDLE OR LARGE-SIZED BATTERY MODULE OF IMPROVED SAFETY - Disclosed herein is a middle- or large-sized battery module including a plurality of battery cells or unit modules, the middle- or large-sized battery module being configured to have a connection structure in which measured voltage and/or temperature signals of the battery cells or the unit modules are transmitted and received by a wire type connection member, wherein at least one end of the connection member is connected to a connection counterpart in a male and female engagement type mechanical coupling manner, the connection member has a downwardly bent region (a downwardly bent portion) formed at a region adjacent to a connection part such that the downwardly bent portion is bent downward to a height lower than the connection part for preventing moisture condensed on the connection member from being introduced to the connection part due to gravity.03-03-2011
20110052950SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery includes an indication member that clearly indicates from the outside of the battery whether gas is released and can prevent external moisture and foreign materials from being introduced into the battery through a gas release hole. The secondary battery includes an electrode assembly, a can in which the electrode assembly is disposed, a cap disposed at an upper portion of the can and having at least one gas release hole, and an indication member adhered to an interior side of the cap that indicates whether a pressure within the secondary battery is sufficient to disable the secondary battery.03-03-2011
20110262786BATTERY SYSTEM AND BATTERY SAFETY ALARM SYSTEM - A battery system that can prevent a battery from bursting and a battery safety alarm system therefore are provided. A battery system includes an optical fiber wound around an outer circumferential portion of a battery. The battery system detects an abnormality of the battery on the basis of a loss of the laser beam caused by lateral pressure acting on the optical fiber. An alarm warns a user of the abnormality when the abnormality is detected.10-27-2011
20100310907END OF LIFE INDICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NON-AQUEOUS CELL HAVING AMORPHOUS OR SEMI-CRYSTALLINE COPPER MANGANESE OXIDE CATHOD MATERIAL - The present disclosure relates generally to indicating an end of life condition of an electrochemical device, and more particularly to systems and methods for sensing and determining an end of life condition in a cell comprising a high capacity cathode material suitable for use in a non-aqueous electrochemical cell. The high capacity cathode material has an amorphous or semi-crystalline form of copper manganese oxide, and optionally fluorinated carbon. The present disclosure additionally relates to transmitting the determined end of life condition to a user or monitoring device of the cell.12-09-2010
20090176146Battery pack - The battery pack is provided with an analog front-end 07-09-2009
20100035130ELECTROLYTE WITH INDICATOR - An electrolyte with an indicator, such as a dye, for detecting leakage from an electrochemical energy storage device is provided. Also provided is a method of making such an electrolyte with indicator; a device that incorporates such an electrolyte with indicator; a method of manufacturing an electronic or electrical system that incorporates such a device; and a method of detecting the leakage of electrolyte from a battery or capacitor.02-11-2010
20120208054BATTERY SYSTEM AND BATTERY STRUCTURE - A battery system is provided with: an assembled battery having a plurality of solid-state unit cells; an assembled battery case that houses the assembled battery; a gas that fills an interior of the assembled battery case; a pressing section that pressurizes the unit cells with hydrostatic pressure that is generated in the assembled battery case by the gas; a deformation section that is part of the assembled battery case and that, upon occurrence of an anomaly in the assembled battery case, deforms in reaction to the anomaly; and a sensing section that senses deformation of the deformation section.08-16-2012
20120009447POWER SUPPLY DEVICE - A power supply device, which is simply assembled and in which a cell assembly and a measuring section are freely inserted and detached, is provided. A power supply device 01-12-2012
20120009448DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM FOR THE INTERNAL STATUS OF A LITHIUM BATTERY - This invention relates to a diagnostic system for the internal status of a lithium battery. It includes a lithium battery unit, a plurality of sensor units and a control system. The lithium battery unit has a battery shell body and a lithium battery. The lithium battery is installed at the battery shell body. Each sensor unit comprises an electrically conductive wire and a sensor part. The internal part is disposed between the internal surface of the battery shell body and the lithium battery. The electrically conductive wire is connected respectively the sensor part and the control system so it can receive the data measured by the sensor part. The user can know the change inside the lithium battery. Therefore, it has the advantages and functions of real time monitoring, the enhancement of utilization safety, and the extension of product life.01-12-2012
20120015220BATTERY AND BATTERY SYSTEM - The present invention is a battery comprising: a power section containing a sulfur-based material; a distinguishing section which discolors by chemical reaction with hydrogen sulfide; and an exterior body incorporating the power section and the distinguishing section, the distinguishing section being observable from outside the exterior body. By checking discoloration of the distinguishing section or the distinguishing means, it is possible to easily detect the presence or absence of hydrogen sulfide in the battery and then judge deterioration of the battery with non-destructive inspection.01-19-2012
20120231308MULTIFUNCTIONAL MIXED METAL OLIVINES FOR LITHIUM ION BATTERIES - Electroactive compositions are disclosed for use in lithium ion battery electrodes. The compositions, such as multifunctional mixed metal olivines, provide an electrochemical cell having a plurality of open circuit voltages at different states of charge. The compositions afford improved state-of-charge monitoring, overcharge protection and/or overdischarge protection for lithium ion batteries.09-13-2012
20110104533Battery Power Source - A battery power source includes: a chassis, in which a cooling air path is formed, with the chassis comprising a cooling air inlet; a plurality of cells arranged in the cooling air path; and a temperature sensor that detects temperature at a cell. A through hole for fixing sensor formed on a chassis wall and a groove for wiring formed on an outer peripheral surface of the chassis wall are formed on the chassis. The temperature sensor includes: a sensor section that is inserted from an outside of the chassis and fixed to the through hole for fixing sensor and a front end portion of the sensor section thermally contacts a region to be measured of the cell; and a wire that is drawn from a portion, which is exposed to an outside of the chassis, of the sensor section and is set up inside a groove formed on an outer peripheral surface of the chassis wall.05-05-2011
20100092844Battery Pack - A battery pack has a secondary battery, first and second switch devices provided between the secondary battery and a load or a charging unit, a protection circuit detecting an overcharge, an overdischarge or an overcurrent of the secondary battery and controlling turning on and off of the first and second switch devices, a series circuit of a resistor and a thermistor disposed in the vicinity of the secondary battery and connected in parallel with the secondary battery, a comparator which compares a voltage at a connection point between the thermistor and the resistor with a reference voltage corresponding to a predetermined temperature inside the protection circuit, and a third switch device connected between the resistor and a negative electrode of the secondary battery. The protection circuit turns off the first switch device and the third switch device when an overdischarge of the secondary battery is detected.04-15-2010
20100092845PORTABLE COMPUTER BATTERY STRUCTURES - Portable computer battery structures are provided. The portable computer battery structures may include a battery with a metal enclosure and a battery cable with a floating end. The battery may have six cells. Three pairs of parallel-connected cells may be connected together in series. The six cells may be substantially planar in shape. The battery may have a connector with at least five conductive pins and six recesses. The battery cable may have a cable with at least five conductive pins that mate with the five pins of the battery's connector and with six support pins that slide into the six recesses of the battery's connector. The batter connector may be formed on a printed circuit board substrate that folds over on itself.04-15-2010
20120121953BATTERY PACK WITH ASSEMBLED LIGHT EMITTING PORTION - A battery pack assembly comprises at least one light emitting device, a switch for operating the light emitting devices, a case, and a battery pack. The battery pack assembly includes a support portion, an elastic connection portion, a button and an observation portion. The support portion is fixed to an inside of the case. The elastic connection portion is extended from one side of the support portion. The button is formed at an end portion of the elastic connection portion. The observation portion is fixed between the support portion and the case, and is configured to allow light emitted from the light emitting devices to pass therethrough. In the battery pack assembly, the button is exposed through the button hole, and light passing through the observation portion is exposed through the observation holes.05-17-2012
20120121951Battery with an Internal Heating Element - In one aspect of the invention, a rechargeable battery has a cathode cavity formed in a cathode housing and a anode cavity in a anode housing. A moveable membrane is disposed between the cathode cavity and the anode cavity. The cathode cavities are filled with an electrolyte.05-17-2012
20120315521Modular Battery With Exchangeable Cell Elements - A method for manufacturing and to a method for replacing pouches of a secondary battery and to a rack or base for a secondary battery. The base comprises a plurality of reception portions wherein each one of the plurality of reception portions comprises a fastening element for receiving and mechanically supporting at least one of a plurality of pouches. A pair of electrical contact elements is provided for contacting the electrochemical cell in the pouch.12-13-2012
20090130545Battery System with Temperature Sensors - A battery system to monitor temperature includes at least one cell with a temperature sensing device proximate the at least one cell. The battery system also includes a flexible member that holds the temperature sensor proximate to the at least one cell.05-21-2009
20130171485BATTERY MODULE AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR - A battery module including a plurality of thin plate batteries that have a substantially rectangular shape as viewed from above and that are placed one on top of the other is disclosed. The thin plate batteries each have a positive electrode tab and a negative electrode tab extending from a front side. The positive electrode tab and the negative electrode tab of adjacent thin plate batteries face each other. The positive electrode tab and the negative electrode tab that face each other are electrically connected such that the thin plate batteries are connected in series. An electrically conducting path that electrically connects the positive electrode tab and the negative electrode tab is folded along a folding line that is parallel to a lateral side adjacent to the front side.07-04-2013
20100247988STATE JUDGING DEVICE AND CONTROL DEVICE OF SECONDARY BATTERY - A device which judges a change of a capacity balance between a cathode and an anode of a secondary battery in a non-destructive manner is provided. The secondary battery has one of the capacities of the cathode and the anode greater than the other capacity. A battery ECU calculates an internal resistance (DCIR) of the secondary battery based on a current and a voltage of the secondary battery. When the calculated internal resistance (DCIR) is higher than the initial state in a low SOC region or a high SOC region, the battery ECU judges that the capacity balance between the cathode and the anode of the secondary battery has changed.09-30-2010
20120129025RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - Technologies are generally described for a battery, a method for implementing a battery and a rechargeable battery system. In some examples, the rechargeable battery system includes a battery. The battery may include a first electrode including a tantalum component, a vanadium component and a boron component. The battery may further include a second electrode and an electrical insulator between the first and the second electrode. The battery system may include a housing, where the housing includes the first electrode, and where the housing is effective to communicate light and oxygen to the first electrode. A sensor may be disposed so as to be effective to detect a reaction of tantalum and oxygen in the housing and generate a reaction signal in response. A processor may be in electrical communication with the sensor and effective to receive the reaction signal and generate an indication based on the reaction signal.05-24-2012
20100209747Energy Storage Unit - An energy storage unit, particularly for a motor vehicle, has an application unit that is configured to detect and/or process predetermined operating parameters of the energy storage unit. The energy storage unit further includes a safety unit that is configured to cryptologically process the detected and/or processed operating parameters. The energy storage unit also includes a communication interface for making the cryptologically processed operating parameters available.08-19-2010
20120214035PORTABLE COMPUTER BATTERY STRUCTURES - Portable computer battery structures are provided. The portable computer battery structures may include a battery with a metal enclosure and a battery cable with a floating end. The battery may have six cells. Three pairs of parallel-connected cells may be connected together in series. The six cells may be substantially planar in shape. The battery may have a connector with at least five conductive pins and six recesses. The battery cable may have a cable with at least five conductive pins that mate with the five pins of the battery's connector and with six support pins that slide into the six recesses of the battery's connector. The batter connector may be formed on a printed circuit board substrate that folds over on itself.08-23-2012
20100173183Systems and Methods of Battery Cell Anomaly Detection - Systems and methods for cell anomaly detection are provided. The disclosed systems and methods of cell anomaly detection may use a single circuit to detect both cell-open and imbalance conditions. Disclosed embodiments may incorporate a continuous or a sampled time system (i.e. cell anomaly detection is performed when an enable signal is active). An example embodiment includes receiving voltages of a plurality of cells of a battery pack; converting the received voltages to currents; determining a maximum current of the currents; determining whether at least one of the currents is anomalous; and reporting the at least one anomalous current as indicative of a bad cell.07-08-2010
20100285340MODULE UNIT - A module unit includes a main body attached to a plurality of battery cells, a bus bar provided on the main body to electrically connect the battery cells, and a temperature sensor retained to the main body to measure a temperature of at least one of the battery cells. The main body has a through hole. The temperature sensor includes a retaining portion which is retained to an edge part of the through hole from a first side of the main body facing to the battery cells after the retaining portion passes through the through hole from a second side of the main body opposite to the first side with respect to the main body, and an attaching portion which has an operation part at an end part thereof and is formed so as not to pass through the through hole. When the main body is attached to the battery cells, the temperature sensor comes into contact with the at least one battery cell.11-11-2010
20090061292NONAQUEOUS-ELECTROLYTE BATTERY AND BATTERY PACK - A nonaqueous-electrolyte battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode which is constituted of a negative-electrode current collector and a layer containing a negative active material and deposited on one or each side of the negative-electrode current collector and in which the layer contains at least one member selected from lithium carbonate, lithium sulfide, lithium phosphide, and lithium fluoride and further contains a lithium-titanium composite oxide, and a nonaqueous electrolyte.03-05-2009
20120082876Electric Storage Device - An electric storage device includes: a battery block including a chassis with a plurality of storage cells installed therein; a control unit placed on the chassis for monitoring states of the plurality of storage cells based on signals concerning their physical quantities; a plurality of wires arranged on the chassis for directing the signals to the control unit; a confining member fixed on one surface of the chassis, where the control unit is placed, for defining a route along which the plurality of wires are arranged. The confining member includes a first direction restrainer defining the route for bending the wires, withstanding a reaction force accompanying bending of the plurality of wires, and a second direction restrainer withstanding a force exerted by the plurality of wires which are inserted into the route and tend to be lifted up toward a leaving direction from the one surface of the chassis.04-05-2012
20120263985CURRENT SENSOR - A current sensor includes a magnetic balance sensor and a switching circuit. The magnetic balance sensor includes a feedback coil which is disposed near a magnetic sensor element varying in characteristics due to application of an induction field caused by measurement current and which produces a canceling magnetic field canceling the induction field. The switching circuit switches between magnetic proportional detection and magnetic balance detection. The magnetic proportional detection is configured to output a voltage difference as a sensor output. The magnetic balance detection is configured to output, as a sensor output, a value corresponding to current flowing through the feedback coil when a balanced state in which the induction field and the canceling magnetic field cancel each other out is reached after the feedback coil is energized by the voltage difference.10-18-2012
20100203368RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - The invention relates to a rechargeable battery for handheld, electromechanical tools, with a plurality of rechargeable battery cells, which are electrically connected to one another by means of electrical cell connectors. At least one cell connector has an electrical insulation, and an electronic component such as a set of accumulator-protecting electronics or a sensor, is provided on or in the electrical insulation.08-12-2010
20110039137BATTERY CELL WITH INTEGRATED SENSING PLATFORM - A battery cell that comprises a sensing platform with sensing elements configured to provide information about in-situ characteristics and parameters of the battery cell. Embodiments of the battery cell can have the sensing platform integrated into the structure of the battery cell, as a separate structure incorporated in the battery cell, and combinations thereof. In one embodiment, the battery cell comprises a sensing platform having sensing elements proximate a localized measurement region, where the sensing platform comprises a substrate with material layers disposed thereon. The material layers comprise at least one sensing layer that forms the sensing elements so that the sensing elements are responsive to properties of the battery cell.02-17-2011
20110236736ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An object is to provide an energy storage device capable of supplying stable voltage and easily detecting remaining capacity and charging capacity. The energy storage device includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode formed so as to face the positive electrode, and an electrolyte interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, in which a discharging curve or a charging curve of the positive electrode has plateaus (also referred to as flat portions of the potential). Specifically, the discharging curve or the charging curve of the positive electrode has a plurality of plateaus, and positive electrode potential can be monitored in plural steps, whereby the remaining capacity and the charging capacity can be easily detected.09-29-2011
20110236735BATTERY SYSTEM AND BATTERY SAFETY ALARM SYSTEM - A battery system that can prevent a burst of a battery and a battery safety alarm system therefor are provided. A battery system includes a lithium ion battery formed in a cylindrical shape and including an organic electrolytic solution as an electrolyte. A laser beam source emits a laser beam. An optical fiber of a single mode is wound around an outer circumferential portion of the lithium ion battery in a plurality of lines and via which the laser beam emitted from the light source is transmitted. A detector receives the laser beam transmitted via the optical fiber and detects abnormality of the lithium ion battery on the basis of a loss of the laser beam due to the optical fiber or a change with time of the loss. An alarm warns a user of the abnormality when abnormality of the lithium ion battery is detected by the detector.09-29-2011
20120276428LATCH MECHANISM FOR BATTERY RETENTION - A latch mechanism for retaining a battery within a battery compartment is described.11-01-2012
20120088135BATTERY MODULE HAVING TEMPERATURE SENSOR AND BATTERY PACK EMPLOYED WITH THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a battery module including two or more battery cells, wherein the battery module is configured in a structure in which a sensor (a “temperature sensor”) to measure the temperature of at least one of the battery cells is disposed between the at least one of the battery cells and a corresponding member contacting the at least one of the battery cells, the corresponding member is provided at a region thereof contacting the at least one of the battery cells with a groove formed in a shape corresponding to the temperature sensor, and the temperature sensor is disposed in contact with the outside of the at least one of the battery cells in a state in which the temperature sensor is mounted in the groove.04-12-2012
20120088134Thermal battery for power systems - An improved emergency power system is disclosed for providing electrical power to a load such as a blowout preventer of a petroleum drilling apparatus. The improved emergency power system comprises a thermal battery having an anode and a cathode with a separator containing an electrolyte disposed therebetween. An internal heat layer is located in proximity to the separator containing the electrolyte. A squib is provided for activating the internal heat layer. The thermal battery remains dormant until the squib is energized to ignite the squib enabling the heat layer to render the electrolyte molten thereby activating battery to provide electrical power to the load. The squib may be energized remotely, mechanically or electrically.04-12-2012
20120328920BATTERY MODULE - A battery module includes: a plurality of connecting members electrically connecting electric terminals of adjacent electric cells; and a flexible flat cable formed by flatly encapsulating an outer circumference of a flat conductor with an insulating resin and joining the plurality of connecting members. Portions of the flexible flat cable to be disposed between adjacent connecting members are provided with folded portions formed by folding the flexible flat cable at folded lines. The folded lines extend in a direction crossing a longitudinal direction of the flexible flat cable.12-27-2012
20120328919Conduit system for connecting a plurality of voltage tapping points and/or temperature measuring points of an electro-chemical device to a monitoring unit - In order to enable a connection between measuring points of an electro-chemical device and a monitoring unit of the electro-chemical device to be easily and rapidly established, there is proposed a conduit system for connecting a plurality of voltage tapping points and/or temperature measuring points of an electro-chemical device to a monitoring unit of the electro-chemical device which comprises a plurality of voltage tapping lines and/or temperature measuring lines and a stiffening structure in which and/or on which the plurality of voltage tapping lines and/or temperature measuring lines are arranged at least in sections thereof.12-27-2012
20130011706BATTERY SYSTEM WITH TEMPERATURE SENSORS - A battery system includes a platform having an aperture formed therethrough, a flexible member having a generally planar configuration and extending across the aperture, wherein a portion of the flexible member is coextensive with the aperture, a cell provided adjacent the platform, and a sensor coupled to the flexible member and positioned proximate the cell. The sensor is configured to detect a temperature of the cell.01-10-2013
20110159327REUSABLE ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL TEST FIXTURE - A container for testing an electrochemical cell having at least one anode and at least one cathode. The container includes a base and a lid movably coupled to the base between an open position and a closed position. The base and the lid cooperate to define an internal cavity that is sized to receive the electrochemical cell.06-30-2011
20130022848Cell Assembly having a Predetermined Number of Individual Cells which are Electrically Connected Parallel and/or in Series with One Another - A cell assembly with an integrated force sensing device and a predetermined number of parallel- and/or series-connected individual cells is provided.01-24-2013
20130022847Apparatus and Methods for Testing Amount of Energy Stored in Electromechanical Cell - A battery assembly includes a battery, an outer layer, and a power indicator apparatus. The battery includes a first terminal and a second terminal. The power indicator apparatus comprises an electrical conductor and a mechanical switch. The electrical conductor is configured to be in continuous electrical communication with the first terminal. The mechanical switch is configured to be actuated by an application of pressure at a single location, and upon actuation, to place the electrical conductor in electrical communication with the second terminal such that the power indicator apparatus can facilitate a reading of a potential energy stored in the battery. Methods of assembly and methods of determining a potential energy stored in the battery are also provided herein.01-24-2013
20080233470Heat Dissipating Device for a Battery Pack, and Battery Pack Using the Same - Disclosed herein is a heat dissipating device for a battery pack which comprises a heat collecting plate having a heat collecting channel, a heat dissipating plate having a heat dissipating channel, and a pump, wherein, one port of the heat collecting channel is communicated with one port of the heat dissipating channel, the other post the heat collecting channel is communicated with the liquid outlet of the pump, and the liquid inlet of the pump is communicated with the other port of the heat dissipating channel. A battery pack using the heat dissipating device is also disclosed. During the operation of the heat dissipating device, the heat generated by the cells can be collected in the heat collecting plate and absorbed by the cooling liquid pumped into the heat collecting channel by the pump, the cooling liquid carrying the heat flows into the heat dissipating channel, the heat is dissipated outwardly through the heat dissipating plate, and then the cooling liquid is repeatedly pumped from the heat dissipating channel into the heat collecting channel by the pump, such that the heat generated by the cells can be dissipated rapidly and efficiently.09-25-2008
20080226969BATTERY PACK ASSEMBLY WITH INTEGRATED HEATER - A battery pack assembly for providing electric power to a load includes a battery pack, preferably made up of a plurality of lithium ion cells. A heating device formed of a flexible material flexes and covers at least part of the battery pack. The heating device includes a meandering heating strip. A thermal sensor is surrounded by the heating strip to sense the temperature of the battery pack. Electric current is applied to the heating strip to heat the battery pack when its temperature falls too low, thus improving performance of the battery pack. The heating device also includes a plurality of tabs extending beyond the peripheral sides of the heating device for direct connection to the cells. Thus, electric current for the heating strip is provided directly from the cells of the battery pack.09-18-2008
20120251859BATTERY PACK HAVING LIQUID LEAK DETECTION SYSTEM - A battery pack and a liquid leak detection system are provided. The system includes first and second wire grids and an open-cell foam layer. The first and second wire grids are disposed on first and second sides, respectively, of the foam layer. The foam layer allows at least a portion of liquid contacting the foam layer to migrate from the first side to the second side. The system further includes an insulating mat disposed between the second wire grid and a tray. The system further includes a resistance measuring device that outputs a first signal indicative of a resistance level between the wire grids. The system further includes a microprocessor that compares an amplitude of the first signal to a threshold value, and outputs a second signal if the liquid is detected based on the comparison.10-04-2012
20130130081CELL CONNECTOR - In order to enable the temperature in the region of at least one of the cell terminals that are connected to one another in an electrically conductive manner by a cell connector to be determined in a simple and reliable manner, there is proposed a cell connector for connecting a first cell terminal of a first electro-chemical cell and a second cell terminal of a second electro-chemical cell of an electro-chemical device in an electrically conductive manner which comprises a base body and a temperature sensing element that is fixed to the base body.05-23-2013
20130143084RECHARGEABLE BATTERY PACK - A rechargeable battery pack including a cell having an electrode assembly and a pouch for retaining the electrode assembly therein; an electrode tab connected to a lead tab of the cell; and a temperature sensor received in a receiving groove of the electrode tab.06-06-2013
20130143085BATTERY MODULE - A battery module includes at least one pair of first and second battery cells, each of the first and second battery cells including a first electrode terminal and a second electrode terminal and a first face including a first connecting portion, a terminal connecting member electrically connecting the first electrode terminal of the first battery cell and the second electrode terminal of the second battery cell, and a sensing member including a second connecting portion coupled with the first connecting portion. The first and second connecting portions are located on the first face and the terminal connecting member is in a pressure applying relationship with the first and second connecting portions. The first face may be provided by a cap plate, and the first and second electrode terminals are spaced apart at respective ends of the cap plate.06-06-2013
20110229746Battery for Electric Vehicle - The invention relates to a battery for an electric vehicle, comprising a plurality of cells (09-22-2011
20130149577BATTERY MODULE AND BATTERY PACK EMPLOYED WITH THE SAME - Disclosed is a battery module having a plurality of battery cells, the battery module including a cell module stack having a structure in which a plurality of cell modules having the battery cells mounted in cartridges is vertically stacked, a lower end plate supporting a lower end of the cell module stack, and an upper end plate fixing an uppermost cartridge of the cell module stack disposed on the lower end plate, wherein the cartridges and the upper and lower end plates are provided with through holes formed such that the through holes communicate with one another, a fixing member is inserted through the through holes and coupled to the upper and lower end plates, and the fixing member and the through holes are configured to have a horizontal sectional structure to restrain rotation of the fixing member when rotational force for fastening is applied to the fixing member.06-13-2013
20130149578BATTERY SYSTEM - What is provided is a battery system (06-13-2013
20120276427RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly including first and second electrodes, and a separator between the first and second electrodes; a case housing the electrode assembly; a cap plate closing an opening of the case; an electrode terminal in a terminal hole of the cap plate and electrically connected to the electrode assembly, the electrode terminal having a penetration hole for connecting an inside and an outside of the case; and a piezoelectric element in the penetration hole, the piezoelectric element configured to detect a change of pressure inside the case and transmit a detection signal to the outside of the case.11-01-2012
20130157092BIPOLAR BATTERY - A voltage detection terminal (06-20-2013
20110311850SECONDARY BATTERY DEVICE - According to one embodiment, a device includes an assembled battery including cells, a circuit which measures potential differences of the cells, a current detector which detects a value of a current in the assembled battery, a determination module including a first reference and a second reference which determines whether the potential difference is higher than the first reference and is lower than the second reference, and a module which calculates a charge/discharge capacity, based on a current integration value which is detected by the current detector, when the determination module determines that the potential difference is higher than the first voltage reference and is lower than the second reference, and calculates the charge/discharge capacity, based on a state of charge corresponding to the potential difference, when the determination module determines that the potential difference is not higher than the first reference or is not lower than the second reference.12-22-2011
20130202928BUSBAR INCLUDING FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT - A multilayer busbar for connecting a plurality of battery cells includes a cell connection layer including a plurality of conductor plates arranged to serially connect the plurality of battery cells. The busbar also includes a flexible circuit layer including a substrate having a plurality of measurement lines formed on it where the measurement lines are arranged to connect to a positive and a negative connection location on at least two of the plurality of battery cells.08-08-2013
20130202929BATTERY MODULE08-08-2013
20120301758INTELLIGENT MULTIFUNCTIONAL ACCUMULATOR - An intelligent multifunctional accumulator includes a multi-pin intelligent controller, a signal emitter, a buzzer, a sensor and an accumulator with an enclosure with two layers. All the aforementioned devices are assembled inside the cavity on the back side of the top cover. Two positive terminals are set on the top surface of the accumulator enclosure. The two positive terminals can separately control the power of the engine and other electric appliances by a chip and two relays to attain an anti-theft function. The intelligent controller can be automatically locked after it is inserted into a controller box on the back side of the top cover, and cannot be taken out without the password signal of a car owner. The sensor can automatically detect the inner state of the accumulator, and the information of the state can be displayed by an LCD or sent out by using voice prompts.11-29-2012
20130209846METHOD AND DEVICE TO MEASURE TEMPERATURE OF A PRISMATIC CELL OF AUTOMOTIVE BATTERY - Apparatuses and methods of use are provided that include a battery cell comprising a flexible resistive thermal device. The resistive thermal device includes a flexible conductive circuit that is positioned on or adjacent to the surface of the battery cell. Resistance measured in the conductive circuit is correlated with a temperature of the battery cell thereby allowing control of a cooling system and/or the charging/discharging rates of the battery cell to be adjusted in response to temperature. Flexibility of the resistive thermal device also accommodates dimensional changes in the battery cell.08-15-2013
20130209847BATTERY DESIGN - A battery cell assembly includes a ganged plurality of battery cells. The battery cells are electrically connected in series. At least one hinge is disposed between an adjacent pair of the battery cells. The battery cells are configured to be stacked upon a folding of the battery cell assembly at the at least one hinge. A cooling plate assembly for use with the battery cell assembly, and a battery power system having the battery cell assembly interlaced with the cooling plate assembly, is also provided.08-15-2013

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