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429096000 - CELL SUPPORT FOR REMOVABLE CELL

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20110177372Support Assembly For An Array Of Battery Cells - A battery includes a plurality of stacking supports including retaining flanges and support surfaces; and a plurality of generally cylindrical cells. Each cell is supported on a pair of the support surfaces. Each cell has an annular notch defined in a side wall with the annular notch mating with one retaining flange. The cells are arranged upon the stacking supports in a plurality of cell rows. The support surfaces are arranged on the stacking supports in such a manner so that the cells are arranged in a close-packed array and to maintain at least a predetermined distance between adjacent cells.07-21-2011
20120202098MULTICELL BATTERY ENCLOSURE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A battery enclosure and a method of manufacturing a battery enclosure. In one embodiment, the battery enclosure includes: (1) an outer shell, (2) an inner capsule configured to contain multiple batteries, (3) a deformable structure configured to support the inner capsule within the outer shell and (4) at least one conductor extending from the inner capsule through the outer shell and configured to convey power to an external load.08-09-2012
20100151307BATTERY HOLDING DEVICE - A battery holding device is configured to hold a capacitor including at least one storage cell and includes a cell holder and a heater wire. The cell holder is provided at a side surface of at least one storage cell and has a concave-convex surface facing the at least one storage cell. The concave-convex surface has a protrusion contacting the at least one storage cell. At least a portion of the heater wire is embedded in the cell holder.06-17-2010
20110195290BATTERY MODULE - The invention relates to a battery module having a housing with at least two batteries being disposed in the housing. At least one cooling element is disposed between the at least two batteries for deflecting the heat generated by the at least two batteries between the at least two batteries. According to the invention, at least one cooling element has a greater expansion in the direction of an x axis and in the direction of a y axis, than in the direction of a z axis, the x, y, and z axes forming a rectangular coordinate system. Furthermore, the at least one cooling element has a greater heat conductivity in the direction of the x axis and/or in the direction of the y axis than in the direction of the z axis.08-11-2011
20120183827RIVETED MODULE - A modular system for mounting batteries that includes one or more modules mounted on a base. Each of the modules includes a top tray and a bottom tray and two sides walls. The first end of each tray has a wall extending from the surface and the opposing sides have a section that is inserted into a slot in the side wall. The side walls a flange edge on all four sides. A plurality of apertures in the top tray, the bottom tray, the tray walls and the flanges of the side walls are aligned and fastening devices are used to secure the trays to the side walls and to attach adjacent modules to for the modular system.07-19-2012
20120177966ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus comprises a casing that includes a battery unit, which features a plurality of battery cells and a case, and a mechanical component. Housing the cells, the case includes a first part to contain at least one cell, a second part to contain at least one cell, and a third part to connect the first part and the second part, the third part including an escape section. The mechanical component is at least partially located in a space formed by the escape section.07-12-2012
20100112425VEHICLE BATTERY MODULE - The vehicle battery module includes cut rubber tubing attached to tops of voltaic cells. Tabs from the cells pass through seating apertures in a printed circuit board. The rubber tubing atop each cell buffers contact between the circuit board (PCB) and the cell's top edge. Solder joints secure electromechanical connection of the tabs to the printed circuit board. A strain relief bend in the tabs provides robust mechanical connection between the cells and printed circuit board. Printed circuits on the board allow the cells to be electrically connected in various configurations. Terminal and connectors on the printed circuit board provide connection to a load and monitoring device. A vehicle battery pack is comprised of a plurality of vehicle battery modules.05-06-2010
20130084480BATTERY MODULE - A battery module includes first and second plates opposite each other, first and second frames respectively connecting tops and bottoms of the first and second plates to define a casing, the first frame being connected to the second frame and having a shape corresponding to the second frame, and a plurality of battery cells stacked in the casing, each battery cell including a first surface with a terminal portion, the first surface of each battery cell facing the first plate, a second surface opposite the first surface, and a pair of third surfaces spaced part from each other, each third surface connecting the first and second surfaces and being parallel to the second frame.04-04-2013
20130078494Rigid Cell Separator for Minimizing Thermal Runaway Propagation within a Battery Pack - A spacer assembly, comprised of a plurality of rigid spacers, is provided that is configured for use with a cell mounting bracket within a battery pack. The spacer assembly maintains the positions of the batteries within the battery pack during a thermal event and after the cell mounting bracket loses structural integrity due to the increased temperature associated with the thermal event. By keeping the battery undergoing thermal runaway in its predetermined location within the battery pack, the minimum spacing between cells is maintained, thereby helping to minimize the thermal effects on adjacent cells while ensuring that the cooling system, if employed, is not compromised. As a result, the risk of thermal runaway propagation is reduced.03-28-2013
20120244404PRISMATIC CELL SYSTEM WITH THERMAL MANAGEMENT FEATURES - A battery module includes a plurality of electrochemical cells provided side-by-side one another and a thermal management feature extending substantially the length of the battery module. The thermal management feature is coupled to a first side of each of the electrochemical cells and includes a passage though which a thermal management fluid may pass and a heat sink provided within the passage to transfer heat between the electrochemical cells and the thermal management fluid.09-27-2012
20120244403BATTERY ARRAY SAFETY COVERS FOR 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 and at least one battery array located within the enclosure. The battery array also includes a voltage sense board having a plurality of bus bars disposed therein. The bus bars connect a positive terminal of a first battery cell to a negative terminal of a second battery cell. The voltage sense board has missing final bus bars in designated locations of the voltage sense board to limit the exposed voltage to 50 volts during initial assembly. The final bus bars are installed last in conjunction with safety covers which have overlap portions to cover the installed final bus bars.09-27-2012
20130084481BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes a battery module including a plurality of battery cells electrically connected to each other, a housing surrounding the battery module, and a sealing member interposed between the battery module and the housing.04-04-2013
20130034764POWER SUPPLY DEVICE AND VEHICLE INCLUDING POWER SUPPLY DEVICE - A power supply includes rectangular battery cells 02-07-2013
20130209852ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY STORE - In an electrochemical energy store having a housing (I) and having at least one electrochemical cell (08-15-2013
20130209851METHOD FOR PRODUCING BATTERY MODULES OR BATTERY SYSTEMS HAVING A PLURALITY OF BATTERY CELLS - A method for producing battery modules or battery systems having a plurality of battery cells includes interconnecting and optionally arranging the battery cells with cell connectors to form the battery module or battery system architecture. The method also includes fitting the battery module or battery system with terminals and packaging all the battery cells of the battery module or system in a common plastic sheath by injection molding, so that the battery cells and cell connectors of the battery module or system are surrounded substantially completely by the plastic sheath. The battery module terminals or battery system terminals remain accessible from outside. A battery module or battery system can be produced in accordance with the method of the disclosure.08-15-2013
20130040179Kit for remote location of smoke detector battery - A kit is provided that provides for remotely locating a smoke detector battery from a surface mounted smoke detector of the type that comprises an internal two wire battery connector. The kit comprises a first connector arranged to mate with the internal two-wire battery connector. The kit also includes a length of surface mountable tape wire comprising at least two, flat, thin, flexible, elongate conductors carried by an insulating tape. One surface of the tape carries an adhesive layer or material bonded to the insulating tape. The tape wire is mountable to a flat surface or to adjacent flat surfaces such that said flat electrical conductors are mountable onto an interior wall surface, said wall surface being one of the same wall surface upon which said smoke detector is surface mounted or a wall surface adjacent to the surface upon which said smoke detector is surface mounted. A second connector is configured to connect the first pair of electrical wire conductors to the two elongate conductors. A container is provided for containing a smoke detector battery. The container comprises a pair of contacts for electrically connecting to a smoked detector battery. A third connector is provided to connect the container contacts to the elongate conductors. The container is mountable at a location on a wall surface to provide convenient access to the battery.02-14-2013
20100104933Device for Combining and Housing Power Storage Cells - A device for joining and storing energy storage cells having a flexible envelope and which are arranged in a rigid housing having a window opening on a planar side thereof and two openings for the metallic current leads of the energy storage cell.04-29-2010
20100104932HIGH-VOLTAGE BATTERY COMPRISING A CONNECTOR UNIT, AND CONNECTOR UNIT FOR SUCH A BATTERY - A high-voltage battery comprising a number of cells (04-29-2010
20130052504BATTERY UNIT - The invention relates to a storage battery unit (02-28-2013
20130052503BATTERY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COUPLING A BATTERY CELL ASSEMBLY TO AN ELECTRICALLY NON-CONDUCTIVE BASE MEMBER - A battery system is provided. The battery system includes a first battery cell assembly having first and second interconnect members. The first and second interconnect members have first and second blades, respectively. The battery system further includes an electrically non-conductive base member having first and second grooves. The battery system further includes first and second bus bar members disposed in the first and second grooves, respectively. The first bus bar member has a first aperture configured to removably receive the first blade therein. The second bus bar member has a second aperture configured to removably receive a second blade therein.02-28-2013
20130071713BATTERY MODULE - A battery module including at least two battery cells, each battery cell including a terminal surface having a terminal therein, a back surface, and a side surface extending in a plane between the terminal surface and the back surface, the back surface of one battery cell facing the back surface of another battery cell such that the at least two battery cells have face-to-face back surfaces; a housing fixing the at least two battery cells together; and a mid-support between the at least two battery cells, the mid-support including at least one base portion in an interposed, adjoining relationship with the face-to-face back surfaces of the battery cells, and at least one flange portion extending in a plane parallel to the plane of the side surface.03-21-2013
20090092891SECONDARY BATTERY - A side case coupled to a secondary battery in a sliding manner to cover sides of the secondary battery. The secondary battery includes: a rectangular prism battery body; a guide member arranged in a lengthwise direction of one of the pair of the sides of the battery body; a first side case that includes a horizontal portion that is coupled to the guide member to cover one of the horizontal sides of the battery body and a vertical portion that is connected to one end of the horizontal portion to cover at least a portion of an adjacent side of the battery body; and a second side case that is coupled to the battery body, and includes vertical and horizontal portions that are generally symmetric to the vertical portion and the horizontal portion of the first side case and a plurality of terminal holes formed in the horizontal portion.04-09-2009
20090092890Frame Structure for Collecting a Plurality of Batteries - A frame structure for collecting a plurality of batteries comprises a cover covers one end surface of the batteries with positive and negative terminals, and the positive and negative terminals of the batteries are protruded out of the cover. A base is provided for collecting the batteries. A plurality of jointing structures is inserted through both sides of the cover and the base. Such arrangements not only is portable and easy to disassemble, but also is environmental protection.04-09-2009
20130059185Large Format Electrochemical Energy Storage Device Housing and Module - An assembly includes non-load bearing housings, each housing including several cavities. Each cavity includes a stack of freely stacked electrochemical storage cells in the housings. Each electrochemical storage cell includes an anode electrode, a cathode electrode, and a separator located between the anode electrode and the cathode electrode. The assembly is configured such that pressure applied to the assembly is born by the freely stacked electrochemical storage cells.03-07-2013
20130059186Electronic Apparatus and Battery Pack - An electronic apparatus comprises a battery pack that comprising a first battery cell and a second battery cell that are arranged in a first direction and store energy for enabling operation of electronic components; and a battery holder that houses the battery pack. The battery holder comprises a projecting part in a first face that configures the battery holder and covers the battery pack while the battery pack is provided with a slit that is fitted with the projecting part in a second face that is opposed to the first face. Furthermore, the first direction intersects a boundary direction extending between the first battery cell and the second battery cell, and the slit is formed to extend along the first direction in the second face.03-07-2013
20090233163BATTERY ASSEMBLY BRACKET - The present invention discloses a battery assembly bracket, which comprises a hollow casing having accommodation spaces accommodating battery cells. The edges of every two opposite faces of the hollow casing have convex strips and engagement slots, whereby a plurality of hollow casings can be assembled together. Four corners of one bottom face of the hollow casing have fixing elements, whereby the battery assembly bracket can be fixed to a printed circuit board. The battery assembly brackets of the present invention can be flexibly assembled into different battery modules having different numbers of cells, different voltages and different capacities to satisfy different systems. The battery assembly bracket of the present invention not only can simplify battery assembly and reduce assembly manpower but also can decrease the number of molds, lower the fabrication cost and increase the economic benefits.09-17-2009
20090233162BATTERY ASSEMBLY COMPONENT - The present invention discloses a battery assembly component, which comprises a sleeve set having a first sleeve element and a second sleeve element. The two sleeve elements respectively have accommodation spaces. The two sleeve elements are joined at a point on neighboring edges of the two sleeve elements. The inner rim of the first sleeve element and the outer rim of the second sleeve element are on the same plane, and the accommodation spaces of the two sleeve elements are parallel. In assembling, the second sleeve element of one sleeve set is arranged to coincide with the first sleeve element of another sleeve set. Next, a battery cell is placed into the interconnecting accommodation spaces. The assemblage of the battery assembly components can be infinitely expanded via repeating the abovementioned steps. Therefore, the present invention can assemble battery cells to obtain different battery modules providing different voltages and power outputs.09-17-2009
20130164588ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a base, a battery module and an upper cover. The battery module is disposed in the base. The battery module includes a tray and at least one battery unit. The battery unit is disposed on the tray. The upper cover is connected to the base and covers the battery module.06-27-2013
20130164589ELECTRIC TOOL POWERED BY A PLURALITY OF BATTERY PACKS AND ADAPTER THEREFOR - An electric power tool comprises a main body supporting a tool and an electric motor housed in the main body for driving the tool. A plurality of first battery interfaces is configured to removably receive or attach a plurality of first battery packs and to electrically connect the plurality of attached first battery packs in series with the electric motor. A plurality of indicators is configured to communicate information concerning the respective conditions of the plurality of attached first battery packs. The plurality of indicators is arranged such that all of the indicators are simultaneously viewable by a user of the electric power tool.06-27-2013
20130164590ROTARY JIG OF BATTERY CELL AND PROCESS OF WELDING FOR BATTERY CELL USING THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a rotary jig for battery cells to successively manufacture battery cells having different sizes including a main body configured to have a hexahedral structure having a rotary rod mounted at a lower end thereof, the main body being provided at sides thereof with mounting frames having sizes corresponding to sizes of battery cells so that the battery cells can be uprightly mounted in the mounting frames in a state in which electrode terminals of the battery cells are exposed upward, a die disposed at a lower end of the main body, the die connected to the rotary rod so that the die can be rotated manually or by a rotary motor, and support members formed at the die to support the mounting frames of the main body and the battery cells mounted in the mounting frames, wherein the rotary rod is rotated so that resistance welding is performed with respect to a portion of one of battery cells to be welded using a welding rod located above the battery cell in a state in which the battery cells are mounted to the corresponding sides of the main body.06-27-2013
20120114999BATTERY MODULE - A battery module according to one aspect of the present invention includes: a plurality of rechargeable batteries; a housing configured to house the plurality of rechargeable batteries and having a first fastening portion; a cover configured to couple to the housing and having a second fastening portion configured to couple to the first fastening portion by a tight fitting; and an elastic member configured to fit between the first and second fastening portions.05-10-2012
20090011328POROUS SUPPORT FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL REACTION CELL HIGH-DENSITY INTEGRATION, AND ELECTROCHEMICAL REACTION CELL STACK AND ELECTROCHEMICAL REACTION SYSTEM COMPRISING THE POROUS SUPPORT FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL REACTION CELL HIGH-DENSITY INTEGRATION - The invention provides a porous support for integrating electrochemical reaction cells with high-density, having a plurality of through-holes, an electrochemical reaction cell stack and an electrochemical reaction system comprising the porous support for integrating electrochemical reaction cells with high-density, and the invention relates to a support for integrating electrochemical reaction cells with high-density, in which a plurality of through-holes provided in a porous support act as structural supports for electrochemical reaction cells, to an electrochemical reaction cell stack in which electrochemical reaction unit cells are integrated at a high density using the porous support, to an electrochemical reaction system comprising the electrochemical reaction cell stack, and to a manufacturing method thereof, and the present invention enables to provide a porous support for integrating electrochemical reaction cells with high-density, an electrochemical reaction cell stack and an electrochemical reaction system that can simultaneously realize a size reduction and higher-density integration of the electrochemical reaction cell stack as a unit cell integration product.01-08-2009
20090011326BATTERY SYSTEM - A battery assembly includes a plurality of battery modules, each of the battery modules comprising a plurality of electrochemical cells having a first end comprising a terminal and a second end opposite the first end, the second end comprising an adapter having at least one aperture and arranged such that at least a portion of the adapter is provided in contact with at least a portion of a terminal of an adjacent electrochemical cell. The battery assembly also includes a device that includes at least one member aligned with apertures in a plurality of the adapters to provide a path for effluent escaping the apertures. The device is configured to route effluent from the plurality of battery modules away from the battery assembly.01-08-2009
20120237812Battery Pack - A battery pack includes a core pack including unit cells, a frame configured to accommodate the core pack, the frame comprising first connection units, and a cover configured to cover the core pack, the cover comprising second connection units configured to be coupled to the first connection units.09-20-2012
20110300427VEHICLE BATTERY MOUNTING STRUCTURE - A battery unit (12-08-2011
20110300425BATTERY STORAGE TRAY - A battery tray for storing a battery comprises: a battery storage unit comprising: a first side and a second side facing each other, and a third side and a fourth side facing each other, wherein the third and fourth sides have planar portions for accommodating a prismatic battery cell and round portions for accommodating a cylindrical battery cell; a first guiding unit extending from a lower portion of the third side to secure a first end of a prismatic battery cell; and a second guiding unit extending from a lower portion of the fourth side to secure a second end of a prismatic battery cell.12-08-2011
20110300424Battery pack - A battery pack including a plurality of battery cells; a housing accommodating the plurality of battery cells; a connector coupled to the housing, at least a portion of the connector being exposed outside of the housing; and a sealing member coupled to the connector, the sealing member surrounding the exposed portion of the connector.12-08-2011
20110281149BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes a battery compartment, a terminal plate positioned within the battery compartment for retaining at least two batteries within the battery compartment, and a cover for enclosing the battery compartment, wherein, upon enclosing the battery compartment with the cover, the cover is configured to urge an exterior surface of one of the at least two batteries against an exterior surface of another of the at least two batteries to establish both physical and thermal contact between the at least two batteries.11-17-2011
20110293979BATTERY HOUSING DEVICE - A battery housing device includes a case configured to house a battery and having a plus terminal and a minus terminal, a plus pole spring provided in the case and having one end connected to the plus terminal and an opposite end configured to come in contact with a plus pole of the battery, a minus pole spring provided in the case and having one end connected to the minus terminal and an opposite end configured to come in contact with a minus pole of the battery, and a battery support configured to support a bottom face of the battery and to support a side wall of the battery. The battery can be attached to and detached from the battery support in a length direction of the battery.12-01-2011
20120015227Battery pack - A battery pack frame for accommodating a plurality of secondary cells arranged in parallel with each other, each secondary cell extending axially in a first direction, the battery pack frame including an upper frame for coupling with an upper portion of each of the plurality of secondary cells so as to accommodate the plurality of secondary cells; a lower frame facing the upper frame, the lower frame being for coupling with a lower portion of each of the plurality of secondary cells, the upper and lower frames being spaced from each other in the first direction; and a plurality of elastic members disposed in parallel with each other and extending in the first direction.01-19-2012
20110293978BATTERY PACK - A battery pack including a frame integrated with a reinforcement member and a supporting member, thereby realizing a compact and lightweight dimension. The battery pack includes a plurality of battery cells stacked on top of each other, a frame including a supporting member covering the plurality of battery cells and a reinforcement member formed inside the supporting member, and an end plate disposed at the exterior of the plurality of battery cells and coupled to the frame.12-01-2011
20110217580SANITARY DISPENSER - A battery-powered sanitary dispenser has a housing and a battery holder for batteries. The battery holder can be pulled out of the housing at the front, like a drawer.09-08-2011
20110195291BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes: a plurality of secondary batteries; a housing for containing the secondary batteries; and at least one heat insulating layer for separating the secondary batteries from one another. The at least one heat insulating layer includes a foam material capable of foaming at a first predetermined temperature of 110° C. or more and less than 200° C. When the foam material foams, gas bubbles are produced in the heat insulating layer, so that the thickness of the heat insulating layer increases. The battery pack thus has excellent safety, exhibiting a high heat insulation effect in the event of abnormal heat generation of the batteries.08-11-2011
20100092850Battery Pack and Battery-Driven Power Tool Using the Same - A battery pack for use with a battery-driven power tool includes three battery cells in which two out of three are arranged horizontally in parallel to and in alignment with each other in a lower case and the remaining one battery cell is vertically arranged in an upper case. The upper case of the battery pack is inserted, in use, into a battery pack receiving space formed in the grip portion of a power tool. Therefore, the grip portion can be made thin and usability of the power tool is enhanced.04-15-2010
20090274952BATTERY MODULE - A battery module includes a plurality of cells. The battery module also includes a housing configured to substantially enclose the plurality of cells. The battery module further includes a lower tray configured to receive the plurality of cells. The lower tray is located inside the housing adjacent a bottom of the housing. The lower tray has a top side and a bottom side The top side has a plurality of sockets configured to receive the plurality of cells in a closely packed arrangement. The bottom side is configured to define a chamber between the lower tray and the bottom of the housing. The chamber is sealed off from the rest of the battery module and is configured to receive released gas from the plurality of cells.11-05-2009
20110269005BATTERY HOLDER - A battery holder comprises an upper part and a lower part. The upper part comprises a first support, a second support, a first substrate, a surrounding sidewall extending from the periphery of the first substrate, and the surrounding sidewall and the first substrate define a first receiving room to receive a first battery. The lower part is provided under the upper part, which comprises a second substrate, a stopper rotatably connected to an end of the first support, and a curved wall extending from an end of the second support. The stopper, the second substrate, and the curved wall define a second receiving room for receiving a second battery.11-03-2011
20130216883TERMINAL BASE OF POWER SUPPLY DEVICE FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE - A terminal base of a power supply device for electric vehicle wherein electrical connection terminals on the vehicle body side can be easily connected to electrical connection terminals on the battery pack side. A base is provided with an opening for accepting an insulator board on which male-side terminals are held. The opening is provided with first lower and upper guides and with second lower and upper guides. A first edge of the insulator board is clamped by the first lower and upper guides from the lower and upper sides. A second edge opposed to the first edge of the insulator board is clamped by the second lower and upper guides from the lower and upper sides. In this manner, the insulator board is supported in a floating state. The tip of each of the male-side terminals is beveled for mating with the female-side terminals during connection.08-22-2013
20080241652BATTERY PACK - In the present invention, there is provided a battery pack wherein a lock recess for engagement with a lock protrusion formed to protrude from the battery mounting portion side and a detection groove for engagement with a detection protrusion formed to protrude from the battery mounting portion side so as to detect the kind of the battery pack are formed in one or each of mutually opposite side surfaces adjacent to a mount surface for mounting to the battery mounting portion, according to the kind of the battery pack, and the detection groove is formed to be deeper than the lock recess in a direction in the plane of the mount surface.10-02-2008
20080280194Battery pack - The battery pack includes a battery block in which a plurality of electric cells being rectangular cells are layed, and a fixture component for fixing the electric cells in the battery block. The fixture component includes a pair of end plates disposed on opposite side faces of the layered rectangular cells, and a metal strap with which the layered rectangular cells are fixed in their compressed state by connecting the tip of the metal strap to the end plate.11-13-2008
20080274397Mounting Structure of Electrical Equipment - A battery assy is mounted in a luggage room or beneath the rear seat. In the battery assy, a battery pack having a configuration of an approximate rectangle, when viewed from the side of the vehicle, is stored in an inclined manner in a casing formed of a battery cover and a lower case, having a configuration of an approximate parallelogram, when viewed from the side of the vehicle. A resin chamber is provided at a gap in the frontward position and the rearward position of the battery assy. A channel of cooling air is formed at a gap in the upper region and the lower region of the battery assy. The battery assy is mounted such that the bottom is protruding towards the front of the vehicle.11-06-2008
20080286639BATTERY PACK - Disclosed herein is a battery pack including: a plurality of cylindrical battery cells; and an electrode tab for electrically connecting terminals of the battery cells arranged in a pattern; wherein the electrode tab is formed with a position matching hole for position matching to the terminal of the battery cell, at a fixation part for fixation to the terminal of the battery cell.11-20-2008
20080286638BATTERY PACK - Disclosed herein is a battery pack including: a plurality of cylindrical battery cells arranged in a plurality of rows and a plurality of layers; and a partition member for partitioning the battery cells; wherein each the battery cell is larger in diametral size on the positive electrode terminal side than on the negative electrode terminal side; the partition member includes a partition plate, and ribs formed in corners formed between the partition plate and support plates provided to be substantially orthogonal to the partition plate at substantially regular intervals, the ribs being operative to support the battery cells; and the ribs are formed correspondingly to the shape of the battery cell.11-20-2008
20080286637BATTERY PACK - Disclosed herein is a battery pack including: a plurality of cylindrical battery cells; and an electrode tab for electrically connecting terminals of the battery cells arranged in a pattern; wherein the electrode tab is formed with a slit along the longitudinal direction thereof, between fixation parts for fixation to the terminals of the battery cells.11-20-2008
20080241650BATTERY PACK - In the present invention, there is provided a battery pack which is loaded and unloaded to and from a battery mounting portion on the electronic apparatus side by sliding a housing thereof on the battery mounting portion, wherein, a lock recess is formed in each of side surfaces adjacent to a mount surface for mounting to the battery mounting portion through a pair of side edges parallel to the sliding direction of the mount surface, and a detection recess is formed in one or each of the side surfaces according to the kind of the battery pack; and the lock recess includes an inclined surface portion, and a clamped portion to be clamped between a bottom surface of the battery mounting portion and the lock protrusion, and the thickness of the clamped portion in a height direction is set to be larger than the depth of the detection recess in the same direction.10-02-2008
20080241651BATTERY PACK - In the present invention, there is provided a battery pack which is loaded and unloaded to and from a battery mounting portion while sliding one surface thereof in the battery mounting portion, wherein the one surface is provided with a pair of insertion guide grooves extending along the sliding direction and spaced from each other in the sliding direction; and each the insertion guide groove has an end portion fronting on a side surface of a battery main body.10-02-2008
20080248378Battery Terminal Connector - A terminal connector includes a pair of spaced-apart connector units each having a connector plate, a pair of clamp arms extending from the connector plate, a clamp carried by the pair of clamp arms and a connecting cable attached to the clamp of each of the pair of connector units. A battery module and a battery system are also disclosed.10-09-2008
20120141855BATTERY PACK FOR SUPPRESSING DEVIATION OF CENTRAL BATTERY CELL AND VEHICLE INCLUDING THE SAME - A battery pack device includes a plurality of battery cells 06-07-2012
20080318120Power storage unit - A power storage unit has: a plurality of power storage modules each constituted of a power generation element and a power-generation-element-case containing the power generation element and disposed adjacent to each other, and a case containing the power storage modules and an insulative fluid. At least one groove is formed at the power-generation-element-case of each power storage module such that the power-generation-element-case breaks at the groove in response to an excessive increase in the pressure in the power-generation-element-case. The groove is formed in a portion of the power-generation-element-case that does not face any other power storage module.12-25-2008
20080318119Battery Pack - In a battery pack, battery pack flange portions are provided at opposing sides of a battery assembly along a stacking direction of battery modules, so as to project laterally. The battery module flange portions are interposed between an upper case flange portion and a lower case flange portion when the upper case flange portion and the lower case flange portion are overlaid, and fastened and fixed concurrently by bolts. The bolts are also used in fixing the battery pack to a vehicle. With this configuration, a battery pack that can reduce assembly steps with the bolts and the like to improve efficiency in the fastening work can be provided.12-25-2008
20110143179BATTERY CASE - A battery case comprises: a battery tray formed from a resin, the battery tray having a bottom wall on which batteries are mounted, and a peripheral side wall which surrounds the periphery of the bottom wall; and a battery cover which covers the battery tray. A flange portion is provided on the upper surface of the peripheral side wall, and a metallic housing-shaped frame is provided beside the outer wall of the battery tray. The flange portion and the battery cover are fixed onto the upper surface of the metallic housing-shaped frame by fastening members.06-16-2011
20100151306BATTERY STACK ARRANGEMENT - The present invention relates to a battery stack arrangement (06-17-2010
20090202894BATTERY CONNECTION FOR A POWER TOOL - A power tool includes a housing configured to house a motor. The housing defines a body axis and has a hand grip for a user, wherein the hand grip is positioned between a first end and a second end of the housing. The power tool further includes a tool element positioned at the first end of the housing and a battery connection port adapted to receive a battery pack. The battery connection port defines a removal axis for the battery pack and includes a first portion located at one end of the removal axis and a second portion located at an other end of the removal axis opposite the first portion. The second portion is positioned closer to the tool end than the first portion.08-13-2009
20130122339BATTERY - A battery according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises a battery cartridge module which generates electric current, and which is formed by stacking a plurality of battery cartridges, each of which has a plurality of through holes formed by opening one side thereof; pack brackets which support the battery cartridge modules such that the battery cartridge modules are stacked into a layer; and a plurality of long bolts inserted into the respective through holes such that the long bolts penetrate through the respective battery cartridges and fasten the battery cartridge modules to the pack brackets.05-16-2013
20100015512ELECTRIC STORAGE UNIT - An electric power storage unit includes plural storage element blocks, an external bus bar for electrically connecting the storage element blocks, a base made of metal for fixing the storage element blocks, and a cover fixed to the base for accommodating the storage element blocks. Each of the storage element blocks includes plural electric power storage elements connected electrically to each other, and a case made of heat-conductive insulating resin for holding the electric power storage elements. This electric power storage unit reduces variation of cooling of the electric power storage elements, hence having high reliability.01-21-2010
20100216004BATTERY HOUSING FORMED WITH COOLING PASSAGES AND BATTERY PACK HAVING THE SAME - A battery pack includes a housing having at least one coupling recess, a peripheral portion around the at least one coupling recess, and a plurality of cooling passages extending in at least one direction of the at least one coupling recess and within the peripheral portion, and a battery cell housed in the at least one coupling recess.08-26-2010
20130216884BATTERY MODULE - A battery module in which the temperature of a cell with an increased high temperature due to an abnormal state can be quickly reduced so that the high temperature does not affect adjacent cells is provided.08-22-2013
20120196168APPARATUS FOR RESTRAINING AN ENERGY STORE - A device for restraining an energy store is provided that includes one or more cells disposed between a first side of the energy store and a second side of the energy store vertically opposite to the first side. The device has at least one first mounting device designed for transferring a first clamping force acting in the direction of the second side to the first side of the energy store, and at least one second mounting device designed for transferring a second clamping force acting in the direction of the first side to the second side o the energy store, and at least one elastic clamping device designed for providing the first and second clamping forces and further designed for adapting a distance between the at least one first mounting device and the at least one second mounting device to a permissible distance between the first and the second side.08-02-2012
20100221591Battery Pack for a Hand-Guided Power Tool - An exchangeable battery pack for an electric device has a housing with a first end face and a second end face opposite the first end face, wherein the first end is open. A housing cover closes off the first end face. Battery cells are disposed in the housing. Cell connectors electrically connect the cells with one another. An external electrical connector is disposed on the second end face. All of the battery cells are connected to the external electrical connector. The battery cells are charged and discharged through the external electrical connector. A cell holder secures several of the battery cells. An inner positional securing element is provided on an inner side of a sidewall of the housing and the cell holder interacts with the positional securing element.09-02-2010
20090011327Battery pack and battery pack producing method - A battery pack capable of sufficiently exhibiting performance of each secondary battery constituting the battery pack and its producing method are provided. The battery pack producing method of the invention comprises an obtaining process for obtaining a charge amount01-08-2009
20110117409Battery module having improved end plate - A battery module including a row of batteries; and end plates coupled to ends of the row of batteries, wherein the end plates include a reinforcing portion for increasing strength of the end plates.05-19-2011
20100304200ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH BACK-UP POWER DURING BATTERY REPLACEMENT - The present invention provides an electronic device having reserve power during battery replacement. The electronic device includes a body and a printed circuit board (PCB) mounted in the body. The body defines an accommodating space. At least two pairs of electric joint elements are fitted on the PCB. The accommodating space is configured to accommodate a first battery. At least one pair of electric joint elements is engaged with the battery. Each of the at least two pairs of electric joint elements is aligned in parallel to each other. When the first battery is replaced by a second battery, a first pair of the electric joint elements is kept engaged with the first battery and a second pair of the electric joint elements is engaged with the second battery.12-02-2010
20130136968LITHIUM CELL HAVING AN IMPROVED CATHODE STRUCTURE AND PRODUCTION METHOD FOR IT - A lithium cell is described having a cathode structure made of a base material which conducts electrons and Li ions. The cathode structure includes a continuous substrate, which provides a continuous base area, starting from which a plurality of crosspieces extends. The crosspieces provide crosspiece surfaces, starting from which carrier structures extend. The carrier structures provide carrier surfaces on which active material is distributed. In addition, an accumulator is also described in which a plurality of lithium cells is stacked. A method for producing a lithium cell is also described.05-30-2013
20130136969BATTERY MODULE AND BATTERY ASSEMBLY USED IN BATTERY MODULE - A battery module includes a plurality of battery assemblies stacked together. Each of the battery assemblies includes an insulating case which accommodates a plurality of cells. A first connection plate connects the same polarities of the cells, and a second connection plate connects polarities opposite the same polarities of the cells. The first connection plate includes a first connection terminal which protrudes in a direction opposite a direction toward the second connection plate. The second connection plate includes a second connection terminal which protrudes in a direction toward the first connection terminal. The first connection terminal protrudes outwardly of the case. The second connection terminal protrudes inwardly of the case. In the battery assemblies adjacent to each other in a stacking direction, the first connection terminal of one battery assembly and the second connection terminal of the other battery assembly are fitted to each other. The first connection terminal of one battery assembly protrudes inwardly of the case of the other battery assembly.05-30-2013
20130136970POWER SOURCE APPARATUS, AND VEHICLE AND POWER STORAGE SYSTEM EQUIPPED WITH THE POWER SOURCE APPARATUS - The power source apparatus is made up of an arrangement of a plurality of battery blocks having a plurality of rectangular battery cells with endplates disposed at the ends. A base-panel that carries battery blocks disposed in a horizontal plane, and floor-panels disposed on top of battery blocks and configured with upper surfaces capable of carrying other battery blocks are provided. Battery block endplates have upper attachment sections to attach a floor-panel disposed on the upper surfaces of the endplates, and lower attachment sections to attach a base-panel or floor-panel disposed at the lower surfaces of the endplates.05-30-2013
20130136971BATTERY STORING DEVICE - A battery storing device may include: a case member having a positive terminal and a negative terminal and configured to store a battery therein; a positive pole coil spring in contact with a positive electrode of the battery; a negative pole coil spring in contact with a negative electrode of the battery; and a first support comprising a sidewall support section having an elastic force that is able to fix the battery while absorbing a size difference of the battery allowed according to a standard, and configured to support a sidewall of the battery.05-30-2013
20100310915BATTERY PACK - Two batteries are made mountable like a cartridge in a housing to achieve the large capacity of a battery pack and to improve the facilitation of operation such as replacement of a battery.12-09-2010
20090162741CONSTRUCTION OF ELECTROCHEMICAL STORAGE CELL - An electrochemical storage cell is disclosed that comprises a core and a rectangular shell that receives the core snugly therein. The rectangular shell has first and second open ends. A first end cap is used to close the first open end. An anode terminal extends through the first end cap from an interior portion of the electrochemical storage cell to an external portion thereof. A first gasket is secured within the rectangular shell between the first end cap and the core to resiliently hold the core away from the first end cap. A second end cap is used to close the second open end. A cathode terminal extends through the second end cap from an interior portion of the electrochemical storage cell to an external portion thereof. A second gasket is secured within the rectangular shell between the second end cap and the core to resiliently hold the core away from the second end cap.06-25-2009
20100178542ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device includes a main body, at least one electrical conducting member, and a first battery. The main body defines a battery holding portion to receive the first battery. The first battery defines an electrical conducting groove. The at least one electrical conducting member is disposed on the battery holding portion, and can be received in the corresponding electrical conducting groove of the first battery. When the first battery is replaced by a second battery the same as the first battery, the at least one electrical conducting member is electrically received in the electrical conducting grooves of the first battery and the second battery at the same time before the first battery is detached from the battery holding portion.07-15-2010
20110033738Economically Manufactured Battery Conversion Device - The present invention is an apparatus and method which allows a smaller size battery to be adapted for use in a device which uses larger size batteries, thus saving energy costs. The apparatus can be mass produced from recycled in-expensive materials and is far less costly to manufacture than existing battery conversion devices.02-10-2011
20110212352BATTERY MODULE - A battery module includes a plurality of cells. The battery module also includes a housing configured to substantially enclose the plurality of cells. The battery module further includes a lower tray configured to receive the plurality of cells. The lower tray is located inside the housing adjacent a bottom of the housing and includes a top side and a bottom side. The top side has a plurality of sockets configured to receive the plurality of cells in a closely packed arrangement. The bottom side is configured to define a chamber between the lower tray and the bottom of the housing. The chamber is sealed off from the rest of the battery module and is configured to receive released gas from the plurality of cells.09-01-2011
20120189892Removable Battery Pack and Replaceable Cartridges - A battery pack comprises a housing with an interior chamber that is selectively accessible, a number of battery cell sleeves within the housing that receive a number of battery cells, a number of electrical contacts within the housing that establish an electrical connection between the battery cells and an electrical device, and a connector attached to the housing that selectively attaches the battery pack to the electrical device.07-26-2012
20110076538Method and apparatus for the external application of a battery pack adhesive - A method and apparatus for simplifying battery pack assembly that allows inspection of the cell-to-housing bonding region is provided. In particular, a battery pack housing member is provided that includes an interior surface that partially defines the interior region of the battery pack and that includes a plurality of cell mounting wells and an exterior surface that includes a plurality of bonding wells. Adhesive introduced into the bonding wells forms a mechanical bond between an exterior surface of a cell introduced into an adjacent cell mounting well and the housing member.03-31-2011
20110081567BATTERY MODULE ASSEMBLY OF STARTING POWER UNIT FOR POWER GENERATOR - A battery module assembly is composed of a main body, a plurality of battery modules, and at least one fastening member. The main body includes a plurality of compartments, each of which can communicate with the outside thereof and which are vertically arranged along at least one stack. The battery modules are removably mounted to the compartments respectively. Each of the at least one fastening member is made of electrically conductive material and mounted to the battery module according to the arrangement of the compartments to enable each of the battery modules to be mechanically and electrically connected with the fastening member. Therefore, the battery module assembly enables the battery modules to be conveniently replaced and maintained.04-07-2011
20120148892Housing for Electrical Power Cells in Electrically Driven Automotive Vehicles - A housing suitable to comprise multiple electrical power cells in electrically driven motor vehicles comprises at least one lower receiving part and one upper covering part. Both parts fit together and create inside a hollow space. Both parts are prepared from a multilayered material comprising at least one support layer of thermoplastic polymer and at least one cover layer of metal adhering to each other. Such housing is perfectly suitable to protect the power cells inside against mechanical damage and against the influence of fire and/or electromagnetic radiation.06-14-2012
20100112424BATTERY PACK STRUCTURE - A battery pack structure includes a battery including a plurality of stacked battery cells, a battery casing accommodating the battery, and a restraint band generating a fastening force in a direction of stacking of the battery cells to hold integrally the plurality of battery cells. The restraint band is fixed to the battery casing. This structure provides the battery pack structure that fixes the battery to the casing body while suppressing increase in number of parts.05-06-2010
20090023055Battery holder - A battery holder frame (01-22-2009
20110151298Battery pack and vehicle including the battery pack - A battery pack and a vehicle including the same, the battery pack including a battery module including at least one battery cell; a support frame for supporting the battery module; and a support portion including a wire for supporting the battery module with respect to the support frame.06-23-2011
20110151299Battery module and method of manufacturing the battery module - A battery module for accommodating a plurality of batteries connected to each other in a battery unit, the battery module including a pair of end plates facing each other; a restrainer coupled to the pair of end plates, the restrainer being configured to restrain expansion of the battery unit; and a coupling unit for coupling the end plates and the restrainer to each other, wherein a portion of the coupling unit that contacts the end plate and the restrainer is free of any screw surface.06-23-2011
20080241653Car Battery - A car battery comprises: four lithium ferro-phosphate batteries serially connected and positioned within a battery case with the anode and cathode caps exposed and connected to each other, and each of the lithium ferro-phosphate batteries has a capacity of 10-20 ampere-hour. The car battery also comprises two wires respectively connected to the anode and cathode caps, and the wires are thus connected to the anode and cathode of the lithium ferro-phosphate batteries connected in series.10-02-2008
20110052957CELL HOLDING DEVICE, ASSEMBLED BATTERY, AND VEHICLE - In a cell holding device, engaging members (03-03-2011
20120301764LITHIUM-BASED BATTERY PACK FOR A HAND HELD POWER TOOL - A method for conducting an operation including a power tool battery pack. The battery pack can include a housing, a first cell supported by the housing and having a voltage, and a second cell supported by the housing and having a voltage. The battery pack also can be connectable to a power tool and be operable to supply power to operate the power tool. The method can include discharging one of the first cell and the second cell until the voltage of the one of the first cell and the second cell is substantially equal to the voltage of the other of the first cell and the second cell.11-29-2012
20100221590Battery Pack for an Electric Power Tool - A battery pack for an electric power tool has at least one cell arrangement with a plurality of individual battery cells that are arranged such in a predetermined total number of battery cells upright adjacent to one another for forming a cell container that cell axes of the battery cells are approximately perpendicular to a common reference plane. Cell connectors electrically conductingly connect cell ends of the battery cells. The battery cells of the cell container include a core cell and neighboring cells surrounding the core cell. Points of intersection of the cell axes of all of the neighboring cells with the reference plane are positioned on a closed, approximately elliptical curve. A number of neighboring cells is greater than one third of the total number of the battery cells of cell container.09-02-2010
20120208057ELECTRIC ENERGY STORE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE - An electric energy store (08-16-2012
20120301763BATTERY UNIT, BATTERY MODULE, POWER STORAGE SYSTEM, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEM, AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE - A battery unit includes a box-shaped case in which a plurality of secondary batteries are stored and that includes a front face, a back face, a first lateral face, a second lateral face, a first main face, and a second main face, a first heat-transfer face that is provided on one faces of the first and second main faces of the case, a second heat-transfer face that is formed on at least one faces of the first and second lateral faces and is continued to the first heat-transfer face, and an insulating face that is formed on the front face, the back face, the other faces of the first and second main faces, and an inner face of the second heat-transfer face. In the battery unit, a battery element of the secondary batteries is stored in an outer package member and positive and negative electrode tabs are led out.11-29-2012
20120301762Modular dry cell battery pack - A battery pack or receptacle includes a battery housing having end to end battery compartments. Contacts are located at each end and between battery compartments so electrical continuity is possible only if the batteries are properly oriented. Contacts can be wired so that the batteries are wired in series and the batteries in different housings can be wired in parallel so that multiple battery receptacles can be ganged to provide prescribed DC voltage levels and amperage levels for many different applications. The battery receptacles and its components thus form a modular assembly suitable for use in electronic point of sale displays and in other applications where stand alone, portable or field assembled devices would be employed.11-29-2012
20110117408Battery Assembly - A battery may include a plurality of cells, each cell having an elongate insulating case with a first end face including a positive terminal and a second end face including a negative terminal. a plurality of cells, each cell having an elongate insulating case with a first end face including a positive terminal and a second end face including a negative terminal. Positive and negative bus bars may be connected to the corresponding terminals of all of the plurality of cells. Each of the positive bus bar and the negative bus bar may have an L-shaped cross section including a first planar conductor joined at an angle of approximately 90 degrees to a second planar conductor. Each first planar conductor may be spot welded to the respective terminals of the plurality of cells and each second planar conductor may be disposed alongside the insulating cases of the plurality of cells.05-19-2011
20120040219SYSTEM FOR FIXING A BATTERY PACK AND ASSOCIATED AUTOMATED METHOD OF ASSEMBLY/DISASSEMBLY - The method and system for fixing a battery pack to a receptacle, the battery pack including a housing, with at least one fixing device for the housing to the receptacle, and including a rotating shaft with an alignment shape that can cooperate with a complementary shape on the receptacle, and a cavity for accepting a tool for rotational drive. A cam is driven in rotation by the shaft and includes an extension that can be introduced or removed to or from a housing in the receptacle. The receptacle is provided with a complementary shape and housing opposite each fixing device. A method for automated assembly/disassembly of a battery pack includes such a fixing system.02-16-2012
20110064981SCALABLE INTELLIGENT POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM AND METHOD - A scalable intelligent power-supply system and method capable of powering a defined load for a specified period of time is disclosed and claimed. Multiple external AC and DC inputs supply power to the system if available and required. An internal DC input from a back-up energy source is on board. The back-up energy source is scalable by adding additional energy cartridges such as batteries in racks mounted within frames of the system. The AC and DC inputs (including the internal DC input) are controlled, measured, sensed, and converted by circuitry controlled by the microprocessor into multiple AC and/or DC outputs. A microprocessor manages power input to, within, and output from the system. The performance of a Lithium-ion batteries used to power an automobile can be determined on the basis individual battery packs or individual battery cells within the packs. This enables the clusters or groups of Lithium ion batteries to be used in a vehicle such that these clusters operate and function as a “gas” tank or more appropriately as an “energy” tank.03-17-2011
20100196749CELL CONTAINER AND BATTERY - Disclosed is a cell container offering improved vibration resistance and improved shock resistance as well as maintaining the battery performance and ensuring the reliability. Specifically disclosed is a cell container comprising: an insulative case (08-05-2010
20120045675INTERCHANGEABLE BATTERY PACK APPARATUS AND METHOD - An interchangeable battery pack apparatus and method are disclosed which includes a top housing having a printed circuit board and a connector for electrically connecting a pair of batteries in order to provide an electrical power with respect to an external device. A bottom housing having a number of battery components for connecting the batteries can be coupled to the top housing via a fastener to form a battery pack in order to secure the batteries from a humid and corrosive environment. The battery pack can be interchangeably utilized as a replaceable battery pack and/or a ruggedized potted battery pack.02-23-2012
20120114998WATERPROOF BATTERY CASE - The present invention relates to a waterproof battery case, consists of a case member, an electrode plate set and a sealing connector. Connection surfaces of a base and a top cover of the case member are oppositely installed with a flange and a concave slot, and a resilient sealing unit is embedded in the concave slot; the interior of the base is installed formed with two opposite inner walls for the installation of battery; the electrode plate set is fastened on the inner ends of the two opposite inner walls according to the circuit layout, and wires connected to positive and negative joints extend to a wall hole pre-formed on the base; the sealing connector has a tubular main body allowing the wires to penetrate, a second connection part of the main body is sleeved with a resilient sealing pad then inserted in the wall hole, and further fastened with a fastening unit, the exterior of a first connection part of the main body is formed with at least two arc-shaped clipping sheets arranged in an annular state, a resilient binding ring is sleeved in the arc-shaped clipping sheets, and a tightening unit is fastened with the first connection part, such that the radial inner wall of the tightening unit presses the arc-shaped clipping sheets so as to bind the wires through the binding ring. The present invention provides an effect of multiple sealing, such that liquid, moisture or dust are effectively prevented from entering the case member.05-10-2012
20120114997CHARGEABLE BATTERY MODULE OF ELECTRIC CAR - A chargeable battery module installed in an electric car for driving the electric car includes a compartment for containing a plurality of chargeable batteries, and circuits of each chargeable battery are connected in series or in parallel and installed between each chargeable battery and an upper casing or a lower casing of the compartment, and each chargeable battery is combined for use, and the chargeable batteries including a single chargeable battery or a module of parallelly connected chargeable batteries can be charged easily without requiring a charging protection plate, and all single batteries can be fully charged with a constant voltage to provide the best cycle life of the chargeable batteries and maintain the best battery life for the electric car.05-10-2012
20120114996BATTERY HOLDER, BATTERY ARRAY USING SAME - A battery array includes at least one battery holder, multiple battery cells and at least one electrode plate. The battery holder includes multiple block members and multiple clamps. Each block member has one sidewall thereof connected to one sidewall of another block member. Each clamp is fastened one sidewall of each of two adjacent block members to secure the two block members together. Each battery cell has its one end accommodated in one block member of the battery holder. The electrode plate is fastened to two adjacent battery cells to electrically connect the two battery cells. Thus, different number of block members can be used with a respective number of clamps to form different shapes of battery holders for assembling different battery arrays having different configurations or different electrical power. The invention relates also to the construction of the battery holder.05-10-2012
20110165446Corrosion resistant cell mounting well - A battery mounting structure, preferably for use within a battery pack housing, is provided that prevents condensation-induced corrosion from occurring between the terminals of a battery.07-07-2011
20120064383BATTERY UNIT - A battery unit includes a battery cell that charges and discharges electric power; and a bracket that has an outer peripheral wall portion surrounding an outer peripheral side of the battery cell, and a support body which is provided inside the outer peripheral wall portion and supports the battery cell, wherein two battery cells are inserted from a front surface side and a back surface side of the bracket into the outer peripheral wall portion and are mounted on both side surfaces of the support body.03-15-2012
20120156537ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE - A storage device for electric energy according to an aspect of the invention comprises a plurality of flat storage cells, wherein a plurality of storage cells are stacked in a stacking direction into a cell block and are held together by a tensioning device between two pressure plates, and wherein the storage cells are connected to each other within the cell block in parallel and/or in series. Each storage cell is held in the edge region thereof between two frame elements. According to another aspect, each storage cell comprises current conductors in the edge region and electric contacting between current conductors of successive storage cells is carried out via the tensioning device by way of a non-positive fit.06-21-2012
20120156538METHOD FOR PRODUCING A BATTERY ARRANGEMENT - The invention relates to a method for producing a battery arrangement (06-21-2012
20110104543Battery module including improved base plate - A battery module includes a base plate, a plurality of batteries on the base plate, and a reinforcing portion on the base plate for reinforcing the base plate. Therefore, deformation of the base plate is prevented.05-05-2011
20120121956BATTERY MODULE - A battery module includes a plurality of rechargeable batteries, and a module case housing the plurality of rechargeable batteries, wherein at least one part of one side of the module case includes reinforcing fiber. Accordingly, the strength of the module case is improved.05-17-2012
20120171539Handheld machine tool energy supply unit - A handheld machine tool energy supply unit, particularly a battery pack or an accumulator pack having an accumulator unit and an interface element, is described. The handheld machine tool energy supply unit includes a damping unit, which is provided for supporting the accumulator unit in an oscillation-damped manner.07-05-2012
20100092848MIDDLE OR LARGE-SIZED BATTERY PACK CASE PROVIDING IMPROVED DISTRIBUTION UNIFORMITY IN COOLANT FLUX - Disclosed herein is a middle- or large-sized battery pack case in which a battery module having a plurality of stacked battery cells, which can be charged and discharged, is mounted, wherein the battery pack case is provided with a coolant inlet port and a coolant outlet port, which are disposed such that a coolant for cooling the battery cells can flow from one side to the other side of the battery module in the direction perpendicular to the stacking direction of the battery cells, and the battery pack case is further provided with beads formed in a concavo-convex shape for improving the structural stability of the battery pack case against an external force, the beads being constructed in a structure in which the beads do not disturb the flow of the coolant from the coolant inlet port along the advancing direction of a fluid in a flow space defined between the coolant inlet port and the battery module.04-15-2010
20100092849BATTERY MODULE - A battery module includes a housing configured to receive a plurality of cells. The housing includes a first tray that includes a plurality of depressions and a second tray coupled to the first tray that includes a plurality of depressions. Each of the plurality of cells is received within a depression of at least one of the first tray and the second tray.04-15-2010
20120121957COUPLING SOCKET FOR CABLE-TYPE SECONDARY BATTERY AND COUPLING ASSEMBLY HAVING THE SAME - A coupling socket of a cable-type secondary battery includes a first connection unit capable of being electrically connected to a terminal of a first polarity electrode of a cable-type secondary battery, a second connection unit capable of being electrically connected to a terminal of a second polarity electrode of another cable-type secondary battery, and a body electrically connected to the first connection unit and the second connection unit, wherein at least one of the first connection unit and the second connection unit is pivotal.05-17-2012
20120164504POWER SOURCE APPARATUS, DUST-FREE CASE, AND VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH THE POWER SOURCE APPARATUS - The power source apparatus has sealing material 06-28-2012
20120129026BATTERY PACK WITH A HEAT DISSIPATION STRUCTURE - A battery pack with a heat dissipation structure comprises two battery modules, four heat dissipation elements, and four spacing sleeves that are combined by four screws. The four heat dissipation elements and the four spacing sleeves are disposed between the two battery modules. The dissipation elements are in direct contact with the respective battery modules, so that the heat of the respective battery module will be conducted to the heat dissipation plates then dissipated into the air through the heat dissipation fins of the heat dissipation plates. Between the two battery modules is formed a heat dissipation channel, which can avoid the heat accumulation due to direct contact of the two battery modules while allowing the hot air in the heat dissipation channel to be exchanged to the cool air outside the battery pack.05-24-2012
20120129027BATTERY PACK - The present invention relates to a battery pack and the battery pack includes: a plurality of secondary batteries; a core pack including a protection circuit module; and a battery case composed of first and second sub-cases for accommodating the core pack, in which fastening portions combining the first sub-case with the second sub-case are formed, and adhesive members and grooves receiving the adhesive members are formed at the fastening portions.05-24-2012
20120214038Secondary battery pack - A secondary battery pack includes at least two secondary batteries, each secondary battery having a first long side surface, a second opposing long side surface opposite to the first long side surface, and a peripheral wall extending between and connecting the first and second long side surfaces, a spacer interposed between the at least two secondary batteries, the spacer including at least two elastomeric members, a centrally positioned thermal conductor between the at least two elastomeric members, and a support plate under the at least two elastomeric members and contacting the thermal conductor.08-23-2012
20120214040FIBER ELECTRODE AND FIBER BATTERY, METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME, AND FIBER ELECTRODE AND FIBER BATTERY FABRICATION APPARATUS - The present invention provides a method of efficiently fabricating a large number of fiber electrodes at the same time from a large number of fibers while taking advantage of inherent characteristics of fiber electrodes.08-23-2012
20120214039BATTERY MODULE ASSEMBLY - Disclosed herein is a battery module assembly configured to have a structure in which a plurality of rectangular battery modules, each of which has two or more battery cells or unit modules connected in series and/or in parallel to each other, are stacked by two or more in a width direction (a longitudinal direction) thereof and in a height direction (a transverse direction) thereof so that the rectangular battery modules generally constitute a hexahedral structure (a hexahedral stack), outer edges of the hexahedral stack are fixed by a frame member, and coupling parts for mounting, through which the battery module assembly is mounted to an external device, are provided at one side of the frame member.08-23-2012
20120251863FABRIC COMPOSITE SUPPORT OR ENCLOSURE FOR AN AUTOMOTIVE BATTERY PACK - A battery enclosure comprising a support and a cover fabricated from a thermoset or thermoplastic polymer reinforced by at least a woven fabric reinforcement is described. In an embodiment the reinforcement is a woven glass fabric.10-04-2012
20120251862BATTERY INSTALLATION STRUCTURE FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES - A battery tray is fixed onto a front battery cross member lower and a rear battery cross member lower. The battery pack is mounted on the battery tray. The front battery cross member lower and the rear battery cross member lower come into contact with a deformable zone of the battery tray and the end face of each of battery cross member uppers at attachment portions. Space is created between the battery pack and the battery cross member uppers. The battery cross member uppers are welded so that a deformable zone having relatively low rigidity is formed. In this way, the front battery cross member lower and the rear battery cross member lower are fixed to a pair of side members through the battery cross member uppers.10-04-2012
20120177965BATTERY MODULE WITH EXCELLENT COOLING EFFICIENCY AND COMPACT STRUCTURE AND MIDDLE OR LARGE-SIZED BATTERY PACK - Disclosed herein is a battery module including a plurality of battery cells mounted in a module case in a stacked state, wherein cooling members are mounted at interfaces between the battery cells, the module case is configured in a structure in which two opposite sides of the module case are open so that corresponding portions of the battery cell stack are exposed outward through the two open opposite sides of the module case, the cooling members are partially exposed outward through the two open opposite sides of the module case, and a coolant flows along the two open opposite sides of the module case while contacting the outwardly exposed portions of the cooling members.07-12-2012
20090061295Battery tray, electronic apparatus, and vertical grip device - A battery tray in which two batteries each having a thin and long shape are accommodated includes two thin and long shaped battery accommodation spaces in which the two batteries are accommodated in a state where the batteries are arranged such that the longitudinal direction of the batteries extends on the same straight line.03-05-2009
20090061294BATTERY CASE AND BATTERY PACK USING THE SAME - A battery pack includes an external case in which a storage space is formed, a plurality of unit batteries aligned in the storage space of the external case, a lead member having a curved portion and two sides extending from two ends of the curved portion, wherein the lead member is placed between the plurality of unit batteries and the sides of the lead member are electrically connected to the plurality of unit batteries; and a support member inserted between the sides of the lead member to prevent the plurality of unit batteries from moving within the external case.03-05-2009
20100136396Cell Separator for Minimizing Thermal Runaway Propagation within a Battery Pack - A spacer assembly for use with a cell mounting bracket in a battery pack is provided. The spacer assembly, comprised of one or more spacers, maintains the positions of the batteries within the battery pack during a thermal event and after the cell mounting bracket loses structural integrity due to the increased temperature associated with the thermal event. By keeping the battery undergoing thermal runaway in its predetermined location within the battery pack, the minimum spacing between cells is maintained, thereby helping to minimize the thermal effects on adjacent cells while ensuring that the cooling system, if employed, is not compromised. As a result, the risk of thermal runaway propagation is reduced.06-03-2010
20100291426FLEXIBLE FUSIBLE LINK, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS - A fusible link includes a current collector element, a battery cell conductor pad, and at least one fusible conductor connecting the current collector element and the battery cell conductor pad. The current collector element can be a current collector conductor pad, a current collector conductor pad and a current collector plate, or a fuse sheet. A battery cell has an anode electrode and a cathode electrode, a separate fusible link is coupled to at least one of the battery cell electrodes. The battery cell conductor pad is electrically and mechanically attached to each battery cell electrode. The fusible conductor opens under excessive current flow, and has sufficient service loop length to allow relative in-plane and out-of-plane motions between the battery cell electrode and the current collector element. The fusible links can be applied to each of a plurality of battery cells included in a battery pack.11-18-2010
20120082878CLICK-ON DECORATIVE ELEMENTS - The present document describes a surface mounting element for receiving a decorative element comprising: a portion for fixedly interfacing with said surface; and a mating connector for releasably connecting to a corresponding mating connector of the decorative element. The present document also describes a decorative element, a decorative adjustment element, decorative assembly kit and a decorative frame assembly and any combinations thereof.04-05-2012
20090017367POWER MODULE - The power module of the invention includes: a cell stack including a plurality of cells that are stacked; a pair of end plates pressing and sandwiching the cell stack in the stacking direction; and a binding member joining the pair of end plates. The binding member has a recess that fits with an edge of the cell stack extending in the stacking direction. This ensures that the cells are bound together firmly and reliably.01-15-2009
20120231309BATTERY BLOCK AND BATTERY MODULE - A battery block includes a metal case including a side surface and a bottom surface, and a plurality of cells accommodated in the metal case, wherein each cell includes a first electrode and a second electrode which is electrically insulated from the first electrode, and also serves as a cell case of the cell, the plurality of cells are aligned with the first electrodes being in a same direction, the first electrodes of the plurality of cells are connected to a connector arranged to face an opening of the metal case, the second electrodes of the plurality of cells are connected to the bottom surface of the metal case, the height of the side surface of the metal case is substantially the same as the height of the cells, and the opening of the metal case is almost completely covered with the connector.09-13-2012
20120231310PROFILE STRIP FOR AN ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE - A profile strip to border an electrochemical energy storage device having at least one, essentially, longitudinally extending first recess, which is bordered by a first arm and a second arm. The first and the second arm are made such that they are attachable to opposite sides of an boundary area of the electrochemical energy storage device, and at least partially connected to each other with a backside part. In a method of producing such a profile strip for an electrochemical energy storage device, at least one first recess is inserted into the profile strip by a suitable method, and the profile strip is converted in said first recess from a first, stretched, state into a second, angled, state. The corner resulting from bending may have a connection by force-fit or by material engagement.09-13-2012
20130171487RECHARGEABLE BATTERY AND METHOD - A method of assembling a rechargeable battery is disclosed. The method includes inserting rechargeable energy storage cells into a battery housing, the battery housing having a base portion, a side portion extending from the base portion, and an aperture defined by the side portion, wherein the rechargeable energy storage cells are inserted into the battery housing through the aperture; installing an insulator on the rechargeable energy storage cells; and securing a housing cover to the battery housing such that the insulator and the rechargeable energy storage cells are maintained in compression between the housing cover and the housing base portion. Also disclosed is a rechargeable battery including a battery housing, a housing cover, a plurality of rechargeable energy storage cells disposed within the battery housing, and an insulator disposed between the rechargeable energy storage cells and the housing cover and maintained in compression.07-04-2013
20130171488BATTERY PACK - In a battery pack (07-04-2013
20120263989RACK HOUSING ASSEMBLY AND ENERGY STORAGE APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - A rack housing assembly and an energy storage apparatus having the rack housing assembly are disclosed. The rack housing assembly may include a rack housing defining a plurality of accommodation spaces, each having open front side configured to house a battery tray. The rack housing assembly may also include an anchor member formed on at least at one side of the rack housing and be configured to fix the rack housing to a wall member of an installation space. The rack housing assembly intensively may house a plurality of battery trays and be configured to electrically connect the housed battery trays so that the housed battery trays are modulated. The rack housing assembly may include an improved anti-vibration characteristic with respect to external shocks or vibrations that may be generated during transfer.10-18-2012
20110039142BATTERY PACK WITH IMPROVED HEAT DISSIPATION EFFICIENCY - Provided is a battery pack with improved heat dissipation efficiency. The battery pack includes a holder case, and a plurality of batteries disposed inside the holder case. The holder case includes a plurality of ribs disposed inside the holder case. Each of the ribs has a column extending in a direction substantially parallel to a side surface of the holder case, and each of the batteries is accommodated between the columns of the ribs. The column has a heat dissipation hole therein extending along the extension direction of the column. An air flow is formed through the heat dissipation hole, and heat generated during a charge and/or discharge operation dissipates through the air flow in the heat dissipation hole. A portion of the columns are separated from each other forming a gap. The heat generated from the batteries also dissipates through this gap.02-17-2011
20120321925ENERGY SUPPLY UNIT FOR AN ELECTRICAL DEVICE - An energy supply unit (12-20-2012
20120276431Cell connector - To provide a cell connector for the electrically conductive connection of a first cell terminal of a first electrochemical cell and a second cell terminal of a second electrochemical cell of an electrochemical device, which allows a reliable and fail-safe connection of the cell terminals, it is proposed that the cell connector comprises a first contact section for connection to the first cell terminal, a second contact section for connection to the second cell terminal and an elastically and/or plastically deformable compensation region, which connects the first contact section and the second contact section to one another and allows a movement of these contact sections relative to one another.11-01-2012
20120328925BATTERY PACK HAVING REINFORCEMENT MEMBER - Disclosed is a battery pack including a battery module array, wherein a reinforcement member is coupled to side walls of end plates or sides of main members at an outer side of an outermost battery module of the battery module array to minimize deformation of the battery pack when the battery pack is vibrated in the front and rear direction.12-27-2012
20120141854Battery Pack - A battery pack that can reduce manufacturing costs and simplify an assembly structure. The battery pack includes a first case having an inner space, at least one battery cell arranged in the inner space of the first case, a second case coupled to the first case to accommodate the battery cell, and a coupling part arranged inside the coupled first and second cases. The coupling part includes a handle part and a protrusion part that is integrally formed with the handle part and protrudes outward according to a movement of the handle part.06-07-2012
20100167115BATTERY SYSTEM WITH BATTERY CELLS HELD IN A STACK BY METAL BANDS - The battery system has a battery block 07-01-2010
20130011710BATTERY PACK - A battery pack of the present invention includes a plurality of battery blocks 01-10-2013
20130017428RACK HOUSING ASSEMBLY AND ENERGY STORAGE APPARATUS HAVING THE SAMEAANM Han; Jung-YeopAACI Yongin-siAACO KRAAGP Han; Jung-Yeop Yongin-si KRAANM Jang; Seung-SooAACI Yongin-siAACO KRAAGP Jang; Seung-Soo Yongin-si KR - An energy storage apparatus and a rack housing assembly having the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, the energy storage apparatus includes i) a plurality of battery trays arranged substantially parallel to each other so as to form at least one row and ii) a first duct located at a first side of the battery trays, wherein a plurality of first openings are formed in the first duct. The apparatus may further include i) a second duct located at a second side of the battery trays, wherein a plurality of second openings are formed in the second duct, and wherein the first and second sides are different from each other, ii) an air intake configured to forcibly intake air into the first duct and iii) an air exhaust configured to forcibly exhaust air from the second duct to the outside of the energy storage apparatus.01-17-2013
20130017427ACCUMULATOR HAVING MULTIPLE ACCUMULATOR CELLSAANM Matthias; WolfAACI StuttgartAACO DEAAGP Matthias; Wolf Stuttgart DEAANM Koeder; ThiloAACI Bayan LepasAACO MYAAGP Koeder; Thilo Bayan Lepas MYAANM Baumgartner; JosefAACI StuttgartAACO DEAAGP Baumgartner; Josef Stuttgart DE - In an accumulator having multiple accumulator cells situated in an accumulator housing, the end faces of the accumulator cells which face a specified housing section forming an end face plane, and at least one electrical line being fastened to at least one end face of at least one accumulator cell, the at least one accumulator cell being connected via the electrical line to an electronic component associated with the accumulator, at least one line routing element is situated, at least in sections, in the area of the end face plane between the end faces facing the specified housing section and the housing section, the line routing element having at least one guide element for guiding the at least one electrical line.01-17-2013
20110159336BATTERY SYSTEM AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE INCLUDING THE SAME - A battery system includes battery modules. Each of the battery modules has an end surface member formed of a rectangular plate. The battery modules are arranged to form a line such that the end surface member of the battery module comes in contact with the end surface member of the battery module. In this state, the end surface member of the battery module is joined to the end surface member of the battery module by screws and nuts.06-30-2011
20080248377Battery Module and Battery Assembly - The invention provides a battery module, which forms an item unit for construction of a battery assembly, comprising a cell unit having a plurality of cells, and a housing and a cover to store the cell unit. The battery module further comprises a shaft member inserted into a through-hole provided in the cell unit and a through-hole provided in the housing and a through-hole provided in the cover, wherein the shaft member comprises a length that allows protrusion from each of the housing and the cover. Furthermore, during construction of the battery module, the shaft member doubles as a jig for insertion of the cover, the cell unit, and the housing in said order for each of the modules within the battery assembly.10-09-2008
20080226971Hand-Held Power Tool - The invention relates to a hand-held power tool comprising a tool housing and an electric motor housed in the tool housing and a battery pack (09-18-2008
20130177794BATTERY MODULE - A battery module is disclosed. In one embodiment, the battery module includes a module case including a plurality of receiving units and a plurality of unit batteries arranged in the receiving units of the module case, respectively. The battery module may further include a mis-assembly prevention structure configured to couple the unit batteries to the module case and to substantially align each of the unit batteries with the corresponding receiving unit of the module case. The mis-assembly prevention structure may include i) a plurality of first pairs of alignment members formed in the unit batteries, respectively, in substantially diagonal directions with respect to the unit batteries and ii) a plurality of second pairs of alignment members formed in the receiving units of the module case, respectively, in substantially diagonal directions with respect to the receiving units.07-11-2013
20080220322UNIVERSAL BATTERY MOUNT - A battery mount is disclosed. The battery mount includes a body having a lateral axis, a central groove extending along the lateral axis, and an arcuate cut-out extending from a top surface of the body on either side of the lateral axis.09-11-2008
20130177793ASSEMBLING PALLET FOR SECONDARY BATTERY AND METHOD OF THE SECONDARY BATTERY - To provide a secondary-battery assembling pallet configured to support a plurality of types of secondary batteries, a secondary-battery assembling pallet (07-11-2013
20130177795SWAPPABLE, CONFIGURABLE AND STRUCTURAL BATTERY PACK FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES - An apparatus for swappable battery packaging for electric vehicle, the apparatus is contributing for dual purpose of protecting the batteries and providing contribution to the overall structural performance of the vehicle. The apparatus offer self repairable battery packing system to even a novice user thereof, offering each of replacement or recharging operations.07-11-2013
20130177796ELECTRIC TOOLS - A battery housing portion S includes regulating members 07-11-2013
20130095360BATTERY CELL WITH INTEGRATED MOUNTING FOOT - A battery cell according to the principles of the present disclosure includes a cell housing and a mounting member that is fixed to an outer surface of the cell housing. In one example, the mounting member is formed separate from the cell housing and attached to the outer surface of the cell housing. In another example, the mounting member is unitarily formed with the cell housing and protrudes from a planar surface of the cell housing.04-18-2013
20130095359BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes a stack case, spacers, and inner cover members as insulating members. The stack case accommodates a plurality of single cells arranged in line. Each of the spacers is disposed between adjacent single cells. The inner cover member is provided for each of the single cells, and is disposed on a surface of the single cell where terminals are provided. The inner cover member includes a base portion opposed to a surface of the single cell between terminals and terminal insulating portions provided on both ends of the base portion and covering the terminals. The inner cover member is attached to the spacer.04-18-2013
20130115500BATTERY ASSEMBLY FOR BATTERY POWERED PORTABLE DEVICES - A battery assembly includes at least a plurality of battery cells that includes at least a first and a second battery cell each attached to a distributed battery monitoring unit, the second battery cell being associated with an external circuit, the second battery cell connected to a battery management unit (BMU) by way of a pre-formed battery contact shaped to accommodate the external circuit. The plurality of battery cells are electrically connected to at least the BMU such that each of the plurality of battery cells are substantially aligned with each other thereby preserving a battery profile corresponding to unconnected battery cells.05-09-2013
20130115499Battery Unit for an Electric or Hybrid Vehicle - The accumulator assembly comprises a plurality of electrical energy accumulator elements 05-09-2013
20130115498HANDLE PORTION OF HAND-HELD ELECTRIC TOOL - Three battery cells can be arranged such that one battery cell is situated on the front side of a handle portion and that the remaining two battery cells are situated on the rear side thereof while being arranged laterally side by side. Also, a handle portion can be generally of a triangular cross-sectional configuration whose apex portion is situated on the front side of the handle portion and whose base portion is situated on the rear side thereof; and the handle portion is grasped by bringing fingertips into contact with the apex portion (05-09-2013
20130115497BUS BATTERY CONVERSION AND HOLD DOWN KIT - A bus battery tray assembly for securing one or more bus batteries, in which each bus battery has two battery terminals, includes a battery tray for supporting the one or more batteries and a battery tray cover assembly. The battery tray cover assembly includes a plate having a bottom surface with a plurality of projections extending from the bottom surface. The plurality of projections are disposed to position the one or more bus batteries on the tray. The battery tray cover also includes a bracket coupled to the plate with a front face substantially orthogonal to the plate and a plurality of plate terminals located on the front face. The assembly further includes a plurality of battery cables, wherein each cable connects a battery terminal to a plate terminal.05-09-2013
20130101878BATTERY COMPRISING CUBOID CELLS WHICH CONTAIN A BIPOLAR ELECTRODE - The invention relates to a battery (04-25-2013
20130122340Battery Pack with a Heat Dissipation Structure - A battery pack with a heat dissipation structure comprises two battery modules, four heat dissipation elements, and four spacing sleeves that are combined by four screws. The four heat dissipation elements and the four spacing sleeves are disposed between the two battery modules. The dissipation elements are in direct contact with the respective battery modules, so that the heat of the respective battery module will be conducted to the heat dissipation plates then dissipated into the air through the heat dissipation fins of the heat dissipation plates. Between the two battery modules is formed a heat dissipation channel, which can avoid the heat accumulation due to direct contact of the two battery modules while allowing the hot air in the heat dissipation channel to be exchanged to the cool air outside the battery pack.05-16-2013
20130130084BATTERY BLOCK AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - The present invention provides a cell block (05-23-2013
20110223458Power Cell Array Receiver - The present invention is directed to power cell array receivers having one or more containment panels having apertures configured to receive a power cell within each hole. Preferably, the PCARs are included in energy systems.09-15-2011
20110223457BATTERY MODULE HAVING EXCELLENT HEAT DISSIPATION ABILITY AND BATTERY PACK EMPLOYED WITH THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a battery module constructed in a structure in which a plurality of plate-shaped battery cells are sequentially stacked in a module case, wherein each of the plate-shaped battery cells includes an electrode assembly of a cathode/separator/anode structure mounted in a battery case formed of a laminate sheet including a resin layer and a metal layer, a plurality of heat dissipation members are disposed at two or more interfaces between the battery cells, and a heat exchange member integrally interconnecting the heat dissipation members is mounted to one side of a stack of the battery cells, whereby heat generated from the battery cells during the charge and discharge of the battery cells is removed by the heat exchange member.09-15-2011
20110236739BATTERY PACK - A battery pack is disclosed. The battery pack includes angular-shaped battery cells stacked in a stack direction and a battery holder device. The battery holder device presses side surfaces of the battery cells with a load acting along the stack direction. The battery holder device integrally includes multiple surface pressing members each interposed between adjacent battery cells and multiple connection members each connecting adjacent surface pressing members. Rigidity of each connection member against the load acting along the stack direction is smaller than rigidity of each surface pressing member against the load acing along the stack direction.09-29-2011
20120276432Battery Unit Having Case to Contain Cells - According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus comprises a housing, a holding part and a battery unit. Placed in the battery receptacle of the housing, the battery unit comprises a plurality of cells and a case accommodating the plurality of cells. The case comprises (i) a first part configured to contain at least one cell, (ii) a second part configured to contain at least one cell different from the at least one cell contained in the first part, and (iii) a third part located between the first part and the second part. The third part of the case includes a thin wall portion having a thickness less than a thickness of each of the plurality of cells. The thin wall portion includes a bottom on which the holding part is stacked in a thickness direction of the housing when the battery unit is placed in the battery receptacle.11-01-2012
20110274956EASY-TO-ASSEMBLE BATTERY PACK WITH PRISMATIC BATTERY CELLS - A weld-free, frameless battery design is provided. The design reduces the number of parts and the weight of the battery pack, simplifies the assembly operation, and keeps the battery pack reparable and remanufacturable with minimal effort and cost. The battery pack includes a stack of battery cells and cooling fins, and a removable restraint is placed around the stack. The positive and negative tabs of the battery cells comprise a pair of sub-tabs which are bent over the faces of the cell. One type of cell can have an extended portion on one of the positive and one the negative sub-tabs which are on opposite faces of the cell. The sub-tabs are used to make the necessary series and parallel connections.11-10-2011
20120282506ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY STORE FOR VEHICLES AND METHOD FOR COOLING OR HEATING SUCH AN ELECTROCHEMICAL STORE - An electrochemical energy storage device (11-08-2012
20130183561ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERY CASE - Subject matter disclosed herein relates to an apparatus for a battery system for electric vehicles and, more particularly, to removable modular batteries and a battery case to store the batteries.07-18-2013
20130122341BATTERY OF ACCUMULATORS OF EASY DESIGN AND ASSEMBLY - A battery comprises electrochemical accumulators of which a subset defines a first stage of electrically parallel-connected accumulators and another subset defines a second stage of electrically parallel-connected accumulators. Each accumulator of the first stage is series-connected to an accumulator of the second stage by a third distinct electrical connector defined by a through-bore.05-16-2013
20110300426VEHICLE BATTERY MOUNTING STRUCTURE - A vehicle (12-08-2011
20130189554CELL FRAME FOR EXTENDED RANGE ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERY MODULE - A foldable frame for a battery cell assembly includes a one-piece main body. The main body has a first section, a second section, and a third section. The first section is coupled to each of a second section and a third section with living hinges. The first section is configured to receive a first battery cell. The second section is configured to receive an expansion unit and a second battery cell. The second section folds over the first battery cell. The third section is configured to fold over the second battery cell, thereby securing each of the first battery cell, the expansion unit, and the second battery cell within the foldable frame.07-25-2013
20120028094BATTERY PACK - A battery pack including a battery cell including an electrode assembly, and a case accommodating the electrode assembly therein and including an end wall at a first end, a side wall connected to the end wall and extending toward a second end opposite the first end, and a rounded portion connected between the end wall and the side wall; and an insulation member including a first portion and a second portion, the first portion being on the side wall of the case, and the second portion at least partially covering the rounded portion, an end of the second portion of the insulation member being on the rounded portion.02-02-2012
20130196204RECHARGEABLE BATTERY ASSEMBLY AND PACK INCLUDING THE SAME - A rechargeable battery assembly is disclosed. The rechargeable battery assembly holds rechargeable battery cells. The battery cells are oriented so as to have all of the positive terminals at the one end of the assembly and the negative terminals at the other end. The positive and negative terminals are respectively connected together by positive and negative tabs, which have connection holes substantially equidistant from each of the positive and negative terminals of the battery cells. In some embodiments, multiple assemblies are connected to form a battery pack.08-01-2013
20130196205ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM - Battery assemblies are disclosed which may include a plurality of battery cells removably coupled to a support. The support may include trays which are stacked. The battery cells of each tray may be electrically connected together. The battery trays may include a battery support which extends under and supports a middle portion of the battery cells of the respective battery tray. The battery support may be a thermal sink for the battery cells. The plurality of cells may be coupled to a support with a compression member including a plurality of heat transfer members.08-01-2013
20130202934BATTERY CELL HOLDER - A battery cell holder is disclosed. In one embodiment, the holder includes first and second outer frames respectively positioned at first and second sides of a plurality of battery cells arranged substantially parallel with each other, wherein the first and second sides are opposing each other, and wherein the outer frames comprise first and second outer fastening members, respectively. The cell holder may further include at least one inner frame disposed between the outer frames, wherein the at least one inner frame comprises a first inner frame adjacent to the first outer frame, wherein the first inner frame has first and second inner fastening members which are respectively formed at opposing sides thereof and have corresponding shapes with respect to each other. The first inner fastening member may be connected to the first outer fastening member.08-08-2013
20130202935BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes a battery holder, a plurality of battery cells, and a case. The battery holder has accommodating holes for respectively accommodating the plurality of battery cells on a first side and at least one concave groove formed by removing one portion of the battery holder on a lateral side. The battery holder further has a plurality of first coupling members formed on a second side. The case substantially covers the battery holder having the plurality of battery cells accommodated therein. A first portion of the case has at least one coupling rib coupled to the concave groove. A second portion of the case has at least one second coupling member coupled to the first coupling member.08-08-2013
20130202936ELECTRICITY STORAGE DEVICE AND VEHICLE - An electricity storage device includes a first battery stack (15), a second battery stack (11 to 14), and a case (22) that accommodates the first battery stack and the second battery stack. Each of the first battery stack and the second battery stack includes a plurality of cells (151) that are aligned and the second battery stack is placed under the first battery stack. The supporting member (80) that supports the first battery stack is placed between the first battery stack and the second battery stack and is fixed to the case.08-08-2013
20130202937BATTERY MODULE AND BATTERY PACK INCLUDINDG THE SAME - A battery module and battery pack, the battery module including a pair of end plates facing each other; a plurality of battery units arranged in a first direction between the end plates; a first side plate extending along a first side of the plurality of battery units, the first side plate being coupled to the end plates; a second side plate extending along a second side of the plurality of battery units, the second side plate being coupled to the end plates and being disposed opposite to the first side plate; a first coupling member, the first coupling member coupling the end plates to the first side plate; and a second coupling member, the second coupling member coupling the end plates to the second side plate, wherein the first coupling member and the second coupling member are disposed in asymmetrical positions with respect to a central line of the end plates.08-08-2013
20120094163High Rate Lithium Cell Carbon-Fiber Cased SLI Battery - A high rate lithium cell carbon-fiber cased starting, lighting, and ignition battery comprises a carbon-fiber bottom member, four carbon-fiber wall members, each wall member connected to the bottom member at substantially a right angle creating a five-sided box, a lid member configured to interconnect with the four carbon-fiber wall members, an adhesive high temperature laminate on an underside of the lid member for protecting the lid member from high temperatures, a lithium cell pack, the cell pack comprising, a plurality of high rate lithium cells, an adhesively mounted electrical insulator, and a plurality of alloy connecting strips, wherein the alloy connecting strips join the plurality of high rate lithium cells in both parallel and series, and a cradle, wherein the high rate lithium cells, electrical insulator, and connecting strips are mounted within the cradle, wherein the cradle is contained within the four carbon-fiber wall members, and a positive terminal post and a negative terminal post each connected to the lithium cell pack and protruding through the lid.04-19-2012
20130209850POWER STORAGE MODULE, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND WORKING MACHINE - A plurality of cell units is stacked. A pressurizing mechanism applies a compressive force in a stacked direction to a stacked structure of the cell units. Each of the cell units includes a power storage cell, and a frame body which supports the power storage cell. The frame body includes a positioning portion which restrains a relative position with respect to a direction perpendicular to the stacked direction of the frame bodies adjacent in the stacked direction. The positioning portion positions the frame bodies with respect to the direction perpendicular to the stacked direction. A margin is kept in a direction in which the frame bodies are closer in the stacked direction in a state where the compressive force is applied to the stacked structure due to pressurization through the pressurizing mechanism.08-15-2013

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