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20130045409Battery Having a Plurality of Single Cells - A battery is provided with a plurality of individual cells connected in series and/or in parallel to one another, and at least one cooling plate arranged on the pole side on the individual cells, with current drain tabs of electric poles of the individual cells being thermally coupled with the cooling plate and being angled such that they extend parallel to the cooling plate. Current drain tabs of adjacent individual cells are electrically interconnected in non-positive and/or in positive manner and pressed with the cooling plate in non-positive and/or in positive manner by clamping elements.02-21-2013
20130045410COOLING MEMBER OF COMPACT STRUCTURE AND EXCELLENT STABILITY AND BATTERY MODULE EMPLOYED WITH THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a cooling member mounted between battery cells to remove heat generated from the battery cells during charge and discharge of the battery cells, wherein the cooling member includes a plate-shaped heat dissipation fin disposed between the battery cells in a state in which opposite main surfaces of the heat dissipation fin are in tight contact with the battery cells and a coolant conduit configured to have a hollow structure through which a coolant flows, the coolant conduit thermally contacting the heat dissipation fin, the coolant conduit being located at an outside of an electrode assembly receiving part of each of the battery cells when the heat dissipation fin is disposed between the battery cells.02-21-2013
20130045411COOLING DEVICE - A battery cooling device for the cooling of battery cell components may include at least one cooling fin extending sinuously and configured to be permeated by at least one of air and coolant. The cooling fin may have at least one of wavelike and steplike shape along its course and may be constructed to be elastic.02-21-2013
20110200860BATTERY COOLING WITH MIST EVAPORATION AND CONDENSATION - A battery pack cooling system may utilize a shroud defining a throat and a body, which may contain a battery pack. An evaporator may be arranged against the battery pack. A liquid coolant delivery pipe may deliver liquid coolant from a reservoir to the throat section with the aid of gravity, a pump, or an ultrasonic misting device. A spray nozzle may also deliver liquid coolant into the throat. When in the throat, liquid coolant mixes with air blown by a fan. Gaps in the battery pack may align with gaps of the evaporator to permit liquid and air to be blown completely through the battery pack and through the evaporator. A refrigeration system including a refrigerant compressor, a condenser and an expansion device work to cool the evaporator to condense, cool and remove liquid coolant from the liquid and air mixture, and deposit it in the reservoir.08-18-2011
20110206968ASSEMBLED BATTERY SYSTEM - The assembled battery system according to the present invention includes at least two non-aqueous electrolyte secondary cells, each including a positive electrode that occludes and emits lithium ions, a negative electrode that occludes and emits lithium ions, and a non-aqueous electrolyte comprising an electrolyte dissolved in a non-aqueous solvent, all received in a parallelepiped cell case. These cells are arranged so that each larger area side of an adjacent pair of the parallelepiped cell case faces in parallel one another. A cooling member with a cooling medium flow conduit is provided between each opposing pair of larger area cell case sides, and cooling medium flowing in this conduit directly contacts the sides of the parallelopiped cell cases that define the two opposite sides of the cooling conduit.08-25-2011
20110206967BATTERY COOLING/HEATING STRUCTURE AND BATTERY MODULE - A battery cooling/heating structure having a plate that is brought into contact with a battery to cool and heat the battery, including a medium pipe of plural arrays that are arranged substantially in parallel on the plate and through which refrigerant medium flows to cool the battery, each of the plural arrays having a straight portion, and a heater that is disposed between the straight portions of the plural arrays of the medium pipe and to which current is supplied to heat the battery through the plate, the medium pipe and the heater being integrally arranged within the same plane of the plate.08-25-2011
20110206965COMBINATION OF HEAT PIPE AND LOUVERED FINS FOR AIR-COOLING OF LI-ION BATTERY CELL AND PACK - A heat pipe is described. The heat pipe includes a heat pipe body containing a working fluid; and a louvered cooling fin adjacent to one end of the heat pipe body, the louvered cooling fin extending outward from a surface of the heat pipe body. Air-cooled battery packs containing the heat pipe are also described.08-25-2011
20110183178Battery pack - A battery pack includes a secondary battery, an outer case receiving the secondary battery, and a cooling unit disposed at a predetermined position of the outer case, wherein the cooling unit includes a first heatsink disposed toward the inside of the outer case, a second heatsink disposed toward the outside of the outer case, and a thermoelectric device between the first heatsink and the second heatsink.07-28-2011
20090191453CAR POWER SOURCE APPARATUS - The car power source apparatus is provided with a battery block 07-30-2009
20090191452Battery pack - Disclosed herein is a multi-cell battery pack having optimal temperature distribution throughout the battery pack and optimal air flow through the battery pack. Disclosed herein is a battery pack which provides optimal temperature distribution throughout the battery pack, wherein maximum cell temperature (T07-30-2009
20120183832HIGH VOLTAGE MODULAR BATTERY WITH ELECTRICALLY-INSULATED CELL MODULE AND INTERCONNECTOR PERIPHERIES - A modular battery includes a housing, a first planar battery cell having a first planar electrode surface, a second planar battery cell having a second planar electrode surface, and an interconnector disposed between the first planar surface and the second planar surface and electrically connecting the first and second planar electrode surfaces, side peripheries of the interconnector, the first and second planar battery cells being electrically insulated from the housing. A method is also provided.07-19-2012
20120183831ENERGY STORAGE MODULE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Disclosed herein are an energy storage module formed by interconnecting a plurality of battery units, each of the plurality of battery units being formed by interconnecting two unit batteries and seating the interconnected unit batteries in a reception member, and a method for manufacturing the same. The energy storage module has conductive coating layers included in upper and lower plates contacting electrode tabs in a reception member to interconnect the conductive coating layers through a bus bar during manufacturing of a battery module rather than to interconnect the conductive coating layers by performing a welding method several times, thereby making it possible to more firmly couple the battery module. In addition, it is possible to flexibly form the battery module, as needed, and effectively radiate heat generated within the battery module during actual driving thereof.07-19-2012
20120183830BATTERY HAVING A HOUSING PARTIALLY FILLED WITH COOLING FLUID07-19-2012
20090325053Battery Module Having Battery Cell Assembly with Heat Exchanger - A battery module having a battery cell assembly with a heat exchanger is provided. The battery cell assembly includes a first battery cell having a first side and a second side. The battery cell assembly further includes a second battery cell having a first side and a second side. The first side of the second battery cell contacts the second side of the first battery cell. The battery cell assembly further includes a heat exchanger having a first side and a second side. The first side of the heat exchanger contacts the second side of the second battery cell. The battery cell assembly further includes a third battery cell having a first side and a second side. The first side of the third battery cell contacts the second side of the heat exchanger. The heat exchanger is configured to remove heat energy from the first, second, and third battery cells to maintain the first, second, and third battery cells at substantially a desired temperature.12-31-2009
20120177973ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY STORAGE AND METHOD FOR COOLING OR HEATING AN ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY STORAGE - An electrochemical energy storage 07-12-2012
20100119929ELECTRIC BATTERY COMPRISING HEAT TREATMENT MODULES COATED WITH A STRUCTURAL MATRIX - An electric battery has a plurality of elements generating electrical energy. A system for the mechanical and thermal packaging of the elements includes a bed of thermal packaging fluid on which the elements are placed so as to leave a lateral space between the adjacent elements. The packaging system further includes a plurality of thermal packaging modules, each provided with a path for the fluid to flow between an upstream port and a downstream port, each flow path extending along a lateral space with the ports in fluid communication with the bed. The packaging system further includes a structural matrix made of a thermally conductive and electrically insulating polymer resin, the matrix filling the lateral spaces, at least partly encapsulating the generator elements and the packaging modules.05-13-2010
20130078495HEATING AND COOLING MODULE FOR BATTERY - A heating and cooling module for battery is used with a battery module and includes a heat exchanger unit, a heating element, and an air-guiding element. The heat exchanger unit is arranged in an enclosure of the battery module to face toward a plurality of battery cells of the battery module. The heating element is located to one lateral side of the heat exchanger unit, and the air-guiding element is located at one side of the heating element opposite to the heat exchanger unit. With the heating and cooling module, hot air and cold air can be supplied to heat or cool down the battery module according to actual need, so that the battery module can maintain at its normal working temperature to largely increase its service life and working efficiency.03-28-2013
20130078496HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY PACK APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE - Disclosed is a high voltage battery pack apparatus for a vehicle which includes a cooling device having first and second battery packs which are installed in a center console of the vehicle. The first and second battery packs may be uniformly cooled through a distribution duct to improve cooling performance which minimizes the number of cooling fans that are used. Since the number of cooling fans is minimized and a discharging duct is not used, weight reduction and cost savings can be achieved.03-28-2013
20100075214DEVICE FOR COOLING BATTERIES OF AN ELECTRONICALLY AND/OR HYBRID POWERED VEHICLE - A device for cooling batteries, particularly of an electric and/or hybrid vehicle, comprises a pair of compartments (03-25-2010
20130034768BATTERY MODULE - A battery module includes; a plurality of battery cell packs; a plurality of heat dissipation plates and a cooler that absorbs heat radiated from the battery cell packs and absorbed by the heat dissipation plates. The battery cell packs and the heat dissipation plates being alternately stacked. Each of the heat dissipation plates has an interlayer plate portion that is in contact with corresponding two of the battery cell packs and side wall plate portions that extend in the stacking direction with respect to the interlayer plate portion on both end sides of the interlayer plate portion and that are in contact with the cooler at outer faces thereof, and each of the heat dissipation plates has a low thermal resistance region between the interlayer plate portion and each side wall plate portion, the low thermal resistance region having a lower thermal resistance than the interlayer plate portion.02-07-2013
20130034767BATTERY PACK LIQUID COOLING SYSTEM - A cooling system operable to cool a battery pack or other device through a heat exchange operation supported, at least in part, with cycling of a coolant relative to a coldplate or other thermally conducting surface of the device and/or attached thereto.02-07-2013
20130209858HEAT DISSIPATER AND ELECTRICAL ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE - A heat dissipater has a graphite-containing flat material provided for adjacent positioning against one or more battery cells, as well as an electrical energy storage device with at least one battery cell and a heat dissipater for removing heat from the battery cell. The heat dissipater has a graphite-containing flat material and is disposed on at least one external face of the battery cell. Accordingly, the graphite-containing flat material contains graphite expandate.08-15-2013
20130209856COOLING SYSTEM FOR AUTOMOTIVE BATTERY - Method and apparatus for thermal management of a battery cell or a battery assembly including a plurality of battery cells. One or more fins are in thermal contact with one or more battery cells. A fluid is caused to flow from a high pressure side of a plenum fluidly coupled to each fin, through a cavity in each fin, and back to a low pressure side of the plenum. The fins are fluidly coupled to the plenum using flexible connections that can accommodate movement of the fins with respect to the plenum.08-15-2013
20130040181BATTERY MODULE - A battery module includes a plurality of battery cells, and at least one barrier adjoining at least one of the battery cells. The barrier includes a plurality of linear members extending in a crosswise direction across the barrier, and a set of the linear members defining a sloping open area in the form of a passage that widens toward one lateral edge of the barrier.02-14-2013
20130040180BATTERY MODULE FOR HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY PACK - A battery module is disclosed for a high voltage battery pack The battery module is configured so that a plurality of holder plates and a plurality of battery cells are stacked in a vertical direction, thus preventing a defective product from being produced due to incorrect assembly, and a required number of battery cells is stacked to be modularized, thus being advantageous in terms of a package and improving the cooling performance of the battery cells.02-14-2013
20100104935HEAT DISSIPATION FOR LARGE BATTERY PACKS - One embodiment includes an electrical cell that includes a flat housing, at least one electrode and an electrically and heat conductive tab coupled to the electrode and extending through the housing for electrically and thermally coupling to a collector panel, the tab being capable of conducting both current and a substantial amount of heat out of the housing to a temperature control system. The cells may be stacked to form a battery having a temperature panel interfaced to the temperature control system by a thermal interface. The battery may propel an electrically-powered vehicle or the like.04-29-2010
20100104938Liquid cooling manifold with multi-function thermal interface - A liquid cooling manifold assembly for use in the thermal management system of a battery pack is provided. The liquid cooling manifold assembly includes a coolant channel portion through which the coolant channels run, and a dual layer thermal interface interposed between the coolant channel portion and the cells of the battery pack. The outer material layer of the dual layer thermal interface is comprised of an electrically non-conductive, high dielectric material that is preferably tear resistant, deformable and has a high tensile strength and a relatively low surface friction. The inner material layer of the dual layer thermal interface is comprised of a highly compressible material.04-29-2010
20100104936Battery with a Heat Conducting Plate - A battery has a heat conducting plate for temperature control, and a plurality of parallel and/or serially connected single cells which are thermally coupled to the heat conducting plate. A channel structure is arranged in the heat conducting plate for guiding a flow of a heat conducting medium therein, and connection cross sections for the channel structure extend from the heat conducting plate. In the region of the poles of the single cells the heat conducting plate has bores through which the poles of the single cells extend. An insert piece which is made from an electrically insulating material and is arranged around the pole of a single cell, at least partially abuts the outer surface of the pole, and has at least one spacer extending radially from the pole. The spacer is arranged in the region of the pole between the cover of the single cell and the heat conducting plate.04-29-2010
20100330408BATTERY MODULE OF EXCELLENT HEAT DISSIPATION PROPERTY AND HEAT EXCHANGE MEMBER - Disclosed herein is a battery module including two or more plate-shaped battery cells sequentially stacked, wherein each of the plate-shaped battery cells is constructed in a structure in which an electrode assembly of a cathode/separator/anode structure is mounted in a battery case formed of a laminate sheet including a resin layer and a metal layer, and a heat exchange member, including a plurality of heat exchange plates and a frame to which the heat exchange plates are connected, is mounted at one side of a stack of the battery cells for removing heat generated from the battery cells during the charge and discharge of the battery cells.12-30-2010
20090123819Battery module - A battery module for cooling unit batteries by a thermal conductivity method is disclosed. The battery module includes a plurality of unit batteries, a heat sink provided between the unit batteries, and an evaporator connected to the heat sink.05-14-2009
20130089768BATTERY PACK HAVING COOLING SYSTEM - A battery pack having a cooling system is disclosed. The battery pack includes battery units linked in series or in parallel and arranged in a plane; thermal conducting bars each has a number of side walls and two ends, averagely located among the battery units and substantially contacted to the battery units by the side walls, for conducting heat out of the battery units to the two ends; and a housing for containing the battery units and thermal conducting bars and conducting heat from the ends of the thermal conducting bars to outside of the housing. At least one end of the thermal conducting bar is connected to the housing and becomes an internal supporting structure of the housing.04-11-2013
20100136404Thermal barrier structure for containing thermal runaway propagation within a battery pack - A battery pack is provided that includes one or more thermal barrier elements, the thermal barrier elements dividing the cells within the battery pack into groups of cells. The thermal barrier elements that separate the cells into groups prevent a thermal runaway event initiated in one group of cells from propagating to the cells within a neighboring group of cells.06-03-2010
20100136403ELECTRIC FACILITY OPERATING ACCORDING TO GALVANIC PRINCIPLES - The invention relates to a facility (06-03-2010
20090305124Battery Pack Comprising Combined Temperature-Controlling System - Disclosed herein is a middle- or large-sized battery pack including a plurality of unit cells electrically connected with each other, wherein the battery pack is constructed in a structure in which a heat transfer medium flows through gaps defined between the unit cells for controlling the overall temperature of the battery pack to be within a predetermined temperature range for the optimum operation of the battery pack, and each unit cell is provided at the outer surface thereof, at which the heat transfer medium is brought into contact with each unit cell, with a layer containing a phase transformation material (‘phase transformation layer’) for minimizing individual temperature difference between the unit cells. The present invention has the effect of controlling the overall temperature of the battery pack and individual controlling the temperatures of unit cells constituting the battery pack. Also, the present invention has the effect of restraining the abrupt change in temperature of the unit cells, when the battery pack is not in operation or when the external environment abruptly changes, thereby preventing the degradation of the unit cells. Furthermore, the present invention has the effect of minimizing damage to the unit cells due to foreign matter when the foreign matter is brought into contact with the unit cells. In addition, the present invention has the effect of reducing the overall temperature difference of the battery pack and manufacturing a middle- or large-sized battery pack having a compact structure.12-10-2009
20130071719BATTERY PACK CASE HAVING NOVEL STRUCTURE - Disclosed herein is a battery pack case in which a battery module having a plurality of stacked battery cells or unit modules (‘unit cells’) is mounted, wherein the battery pack case is provided at the upper part and the lower part thereof with a coolant inlet port and a coolant outlet port, respectively, which are directed in opposite directions such that a coolant to cool the unit cells can flow from one side to the other side of the battery module in a direction perpendicular to a cell stacking direction, the battery pack case is further provided with a flow space (‘coolant introduction part’) extending from the coolant inlet port to the battery module and another flow space (‘coolant discharge part’) extending from the battery module to the coolant outlet port, and the flow channel width of the coolant introduction part and/or the flow channel width of the coolant discharge part is greater than that of each of the unit cells, thereby achieving uniform distribution of the coolant.03-21-2013
20130071717Preventing Cell Thermal Runaway Propagation Within a Battery - A cell undergoing a thermal runaway process is characterized by high local temperatures at the cell. Thermal insulator prevents the high temperatures from dissipating to nearby cells such that thermal runaway is triggered in the nearby cells. In addition, thermal conductors are provided that form conduction paths that draw heat from a cell undergoing thermal runaway and distribute the heat to other cells in manner that thermal runaway is not triggered in cells that are near the failing cell. If sufficient heat is drawn away from a failing cell, temperatures of the cells surrounding the failed cell can remain low enough to prevent the surrounding cells from undergoing the thermal runaway process.03-21-2013
20130071720COOLING ELEMENT, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME AND ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE COMPRISING A COOLING ELEMENT - The invention relates to a cooling element, which is designed and equipped in particular to be disposed between electrochemical energy storage cells, comprising a heat exchanger structure through which a heat transfer medium can flow and which is formed at least substantially of two film layers or film layer structures, the opposing surfaces of which are placed against one another and which are connected at junctures within the surfaces, wherein the junctures define cavities between the surfaces, wherein the heat transfer medium can be conducted through said cavities.03-21-2013
20130071718HEAT DISSIPATION PLATE FOR BATTERY CELL AND BATTERY MODULE HAVING THE SAME - Disposed is a heat dissipation plate, which is an interface plate interposed between a plurality of battery cells, can respond to changes in volume of the battery cells, and can effectively dissipate heat accumulated in the battery cells, and a battery module having the same. To this end, the heat dissipation plate includes a porous metal foam plate formed by foaming and having a plate shape. A sheet plate is stacked on both sides of the metal foam plate. When the battery cells expand, the metal foam plate is compressed by the expansion of the battery cells, thereby responding to changes in volume of the battery cells and improving heat dissipation performance by air cooling due to increased specific surface area.03-21-2013
20130071716THERMAL MANAGEMENT DEVICE - A thermal management device is presently disclosed. The device includes a plurality of insulator panels with a maximum use temperature of at least 500 degrees Celsius, and a heating element having at least two heater legs electrically connected in parallel, each heater leg contacting at least one of the insulator panels, and lead wires configured to provide a parallel electrical connection between the heater legs and a current source. Also disclosed is a thermal management device having an insulator and a heating element, where each of the electrically parallel heater legs is configured to provide substantially uniform heat flux over at least one surface of the device. Also disclosed is an energy storage device that includes a plurality of energy storage cells, and a thermal management device configured to supply thermal energy to the cells.03-21-2013
20130059190THERMOELECTRIC-BASED THERMAL MANAGEMENT OF ELECTRICAL DEVICES - Disclosed embodiments include thermoelectric-based thermal management systems and methods configured to heat and/or cool an electrical device. Thermal management systems can include at least one electrical conductor in electrical and thermal communication with a temperature-sensitive region of the electrical device and at least one thermoelectric device in thermal communication with the at least one electrical conductor. Electric power can be directed to the thermoelectric device by the same electrical conductor or an external power supply, causing the thermoelectric device to provide controlled heating and/or cooling to the electrical device via the at least one electrical conductor.03-07-2013
20130059191BATTERY TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT DEVICE - A structure for effectively heating a battery. A battery is housed in a battery container. A condenser is formed such that a heating medium is in direct contact with a surface of the battery container, and condenses the heating medium to heat the battery via the battery container. The heating medium condensed by the condenser is supplied to an evaporator that heats and vaporizes the heating medium. The heating medium vaporized by the evaporator which is in vapor is circulated to the condenser.03-07-2013
20110059346COOLING SYSTEM AND BATTERY COOLING SYSTEM - A cooling system includes a heat pipe for contacting a heated member and absorbing heat from the heated member, and a first heat exchange unit for containing a refrigerant that is heated by absorbing the heat from a heat emitting part. Also, the heated member cooling system includes a second heat exchange unit for containing the refrigerant entered from the first heat exchange unit and cooling the refrigerant, and for emitting the cooled refrigerant to the first heat exchange unit.03-10-2011
20120225341THERMAL MANAGEMENT OF CABIN AND BATTERY PACK IN HEV/PHEV/BEV VEHICLES - A motor vehicle has an electric traction motor and a battery pack that provides power to the motor. The battery pack includes a plurality of battery cells. A thermal system includes a battery pack coolant loop, a cabin coolant loop, a power electronics coolant loop and a plurality of controllable valves controlled by a controller to select thermal modes by controlling flow paths of coolant in one or more of the coolant loops.09-06-2012
20130065103SHOVEL - An upper rotating body is rotatably attached to a lower traveling body. An electricity storage module is mounted on the upper rotating body. The electricity storage module includes a plurality of electricity storage cells each having at least a pair of electrodes led out from the edges of a plate-like portion. The electricity storage cells are stacked in the thickness direction of the plate-like portions, and are connected in series by bringing the electrodes of the electricity storage cells adjacent to each other in the stack direction into contact with each other. At least some of the electrode pairs, each of which is comprised of a pair of electrodes in contact with each other, each have a bridge structure having the electrodes bent in a direction in which the electrodes approach each other and also having the outer surface of one electrode and the inner surface of the other electrode in contact with each other.03-14-2013
20110020689BATTERY SYSTEM HAVING BATTERY MODULE, THERMAL SWITCH, HEATING SOURCE AND PIN STRUCTURE - A battery system (01-27-2011
20110020688PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - Provided is a highly safe portable electronic device having a secondary battery as a power source, and including a package, an electronic device body housed in the package, and a battery housing portion housed in the package, in which even if the content melts due to an extremely significant impact applied thereto, discharge of a melt is inhibited. In the portable electronic device, the battery housing portion is a molding with a battery fitting portion for fitting the secondary battery therein, and the battery fitting portion has a covering layer, which includes a temperature suppression layer and a block layer, provided on its surface.01-27-2011
20110020687Battery module with related devices and methods - The present invention relates to a battery module, related devices and methods. More particularly, the present invention relates to a battery module with an improved mechanism of electrically connecting modules to form one or more battery packs and devices and methods that relate to the improved mechanism. In one aspect, the present invention provides a battery module. The module comprises: a top cover that connects to a bottom housing to form a casing; a positive terminal connected to a proximal end of the casing, wherein the end of the positive material is shaped such that it can insert into a sleeve; a negative electrode connected to a distal end of the casing, wherein the negative electrode is housed within the sleeve such that an electrical contact is made when a positive terminal is inserted into the sleeve; and, at least one electrochemical cell connected to the inside surface of the bottom housing.01-27-2011
20110020686Cooling system for battery pack - A cooling system for a battery pack which can reduce the number of components, manufacturing cost and an installation space, is provided. The battery pack includes high-voltage electrically conductive paths connected to a positive electrode and a negative electrode thereof, respectively. The high-voltage electrically conductive path connected to the positive electrode serves as a cooling member. The high-voltage electrically conductive path connected to the positive electrode is arranged along the battery pack to absorb heat generated at the battery pack and dissipate the absorbed heat at a location distant from the battery pack. The invention takes an advantage of the superior heat conductivity of the high-voltage electrically conductive path to cool down the battery pack.01-27-2011
20130164592Method and Apparatus for Manufacturing a Battery for a Vehicle - A battery module assembly and method of assembling a battery. The battery module assembly includes a plurality of modules in which a plurality of battery cells are preassembled. The modules are compressed by end plates that are held together under compression by a plurality of linking members. The end plates may include a protrusion that applies pressure to the central portion of the battery cells within the modules. The central portion of the end plates may be partially spherical, partially cylindrical or a flat surface.06-27-2013
20130164593Modular Fluid Transport System - A modular thermal management system for a battery in an electric vehicle is provided. In one embodiment, a modular thermal management system for a battery in an electric vehicle is provided. The modular system includes a plurality of manifold segments. Each of the manifold segments further comprises a plurality of fluid ports adapted to connect to a heat exchanger fin for a battery cell. Each manifold segment corresponds to a battery stack comprised of a plurality cells and heat exchanger fins. At least one manifold clip is provided for securing two adjacent manifold segments together. The manifold clip bridges the coupling joint and engages retention features on each of the two manifold segments in order to inhibiting separation longitudinally between the two manifold segments. A plurality of manifold clips are configured to secure a plurality of manifold segments together accommodate a plurality of battery stack configurations.06-27-2013
20130164594ELECTRICAL ENERGY STORAGE CELL AND APPARATUS - The invention relates to an electrical energy storage cell comprising an electrical energy storage structure, a housing which receives the electrical energy storage structure and surrounds it in a sealed manner, and at least two contact elements which are accessible outside the housing for the electrical connection to electrode regions of the electrical energy storage structure. At least one heat conducting element, which is constructed separately from the electrical energy storage structure and is designed and equipped to absorb heat from the electrical energy storage structure and to release heat to outside of the housing, is disposed inside the housing. The invention also relates to an electrical energy storage device comprising an array of electrical energy storage cells.06-27-2013
20130164595BUS BAR MODULE - It is an object of the present invention to prevent a temperature of a bus bar from being raised excessively in a bus bar module for a battery pack. A first vent hole and a second vent hole are formed in a portion surrounding each of hollow portions in bus bar housing portions in the bus bar, a surrounding portion and a cover member. The first vent hole and the second vent hole form an air flow path communicating from an upstream side to a downstream side in a predetermined air cooling direction. In the case in which the air cooling direction is a direction in which an electrode is extended from a battery cell, the first vent hole is formed in a portion positioned in a clearance between the adjacent battery cells in each bus bar and the second vent hole is formed on the cover member.06-27-2013
20120115003BATTERY MODULE - A battery module includes a plurality of rechargeable batteries; a housing containing the rechargeable batteries; first heat dissipation ribs protruded from the housing and having a shape of a polygon or a closed curve; and second heat dissipation ribs protruded from the housing and linearly formed to couple the first heat dissipation ribs to each other.05-10-2012
20080318121Vehicle power storage unit and vehicle - A vehicle power storage unit, has: a power storage assembly; a coolant for cooling the power storage assembly; a casing having a coolant inlet through which the coolant is filled into the casing and containing the coolant and the power storage assembly; a gas-discharge pipe through which gas produced by the power storage assembly is discharged from the casing to the outside of a passenger compartment or a trunk of the vehicle; and a first pressure-release valve which is provided at the coolant inlet and through which the pressure in the casing is released to the outside when gas is produced by the power storage assembly.12-25-2008
20120237815Battery Pack - A case for a battery cell includes a heat radiation unit, a terminal unit, and an insulating frame interlocked with the heat radiation unit and the terminal unit to form the case. The heat radiation unit and the terminal unit are integrated by the insulating frame so that it is possible to prevent the heat radiation unit or the terminal unit from being separated from the case.09-20-2012
20090004556BATTERY SYSTEM THERMAL MANAGEMENT - Electrochemical cell battery systems and associated methods of operation are provided based on the incorporation of a thermal management matrix including a supply of phase change material disposed at least in part in a heat conductive lattice member to effectively dissipate heat produced or generated by or in the battery system such as to minimize or prevent thermal runaway propagation in the electrochemical cells of the system.01-01-2009
20090208829METHOD OF COOLING A BATTERY PACK USING FLAT HEAT PIPES - Methods of cooling a battery pack comprising a large number of cells are disclosed in various embodiments. In one embodiment, one or more low thermal resistance heat pipes are used to transfer heat away from the battery pack. In another embodiment, the heat pipes are coupled to a cold plate cooled by circulating liquid.08-20-2009
20110300428BATTERY PACK - A battery pack capable of efficiently dissipating heat generated from battery cells by increasing heat exchange efficiency using coolant, and not requiring a separate driver for driving the flow of cooling water by causing the cooling water to flow in a natural, uncompelled manner. In one exemplary embodiment, the battery pack includes a plurality of battery cells, a cooling part coupled to the plurality of battery cells and including a plurality of cooling plates including a first plate having a coolant inlet opening and a coolant exhaust opening, a second plate having a coolant flow passage, and a third plate, wherein the plurality of cooling plates are sequentially arranged adjacent the plurality of battery cells, and a coolant reservoir for supplying coolant to the first plate and for receiving the coolant from the first plate.12-08-2011
20130022854HEATING MODULE FOR MAINTAINING BATTERY WORKING TEMPERATURE - A heating module for maintaining battery working temperature is arranged adjacent to one side of a battery module, and includes a heating element and a heat dissipation unit. The heat dissipation unit includes a base and a plurality of radiating fins provided on one face of the base; the base has another opposite face in contact with one side of the heating element; and the battery module is adjacent to one side of the heat dissipation unit opposite to the heating element, such that a convection space is defined between the battery module and the heat dissipation unit. With the heating module, a battery module can stably maintain at its working temperature to work in upgraded working efficiency and can have prolonged service life.01-24-2013
20100266885Battery cooling apparatus - A battery cooling apparatus includes at least one battery, a thermo-electronic device, and a heat pipe. The heat pipe is in thermal contact with the thermo-electronic device at a first end of the heat pipe and in thermal contact with the at least one battery at a second end of the heat pipe.10-21-2010
20110008666BATTERY CELL OF EXCELLENT HEAT DISSIPATION PROPERTY AND MIDDLE OR LARGE-SIZED BATTERY MODULE EMPLOYED WITH THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a battery cell constructed in a structure in which an electrode assembly of a cathode/separator/anode structure is mounted in a battery case formed of a laminate sheet including a resin layer and a metal layer while the electrode assembly is connected to electrode terminals extruding out of the battery case, wherein the battery cell is constructed in a structure to accelerate heat dissipation by the heat conduction through at least some of a sealing part of the battery case where the electrode terminals are not located.01-13-2011
20090087727BATTERY PACK - There is disclosed a battery pack which comprises a packing case, a combination battery housed in the packing case and having a plurality of flat and rectangular type secondary batteries which are laminated each other, a hollow body interposed at least between the flat and rectangular type secondary batteries in the combination battery and made of a thermoplastic resin film having a melting point of 110 to 200° C., and a cooling medium passed through the hollow body and includes an nonflammable insulating solvent.04-02-2009
20120107665HEATER AND BATTERY UNIT PROVIDED THEREWITH - There is a disclosure of a heater configured to heat a battery with stacked battery cell modules. The heater includes a heating element and a heat conductor, which is situated along the heating element. The heat conductor comes into contact with each of the battery cell modules.05-03-2012
20120107663Heat Exchanger and Battery Unit Structure for Cooling Thermally Conductive Batteries - A heat exchanger and battery unit structure is provided for cooling battery units (or cells) where the thermally conductive nature of the battery forms a cooling path. The heat exchanger is in the form of a cooling element provided with an engaging device formed on or attached to an outer surface of the cooling plate for receiving and/or engaging with a corresponding engaging portion on a battery unit (or cell). The interconnection between the battery unit (or cell) and heat exchanger creates a mechanical interlock between the two components that results in improved heat transfer properties between the two components.05-03-2012
20110287295POUCH-CELL BATTERY ARRANGEMENT AND CORRESPONDING PRODUCTION METHOD AND USE - A pouch-cell battery arrangement has a shrink sleeve covering (11-24-2011
20110293984Enhanced high voltage terminal cooling with a high thermal conductivity coating - A battery cell pack having improved heat transfer is described. In one embodiment, the battery cell pack includes a plurality of battery cells, each battery cell having an anode foil and a cathode foil; a pair of taps, the first tap attached to the anode foil and the second tap attached to the cathode foil; wherein at least one battery cell has a high thermal conductivity coating on at least one side of the anode foil, or the cathode foil, or both; or at least one of the taps has a high thermal conductivity coating on at least one side; or both. Methods of improving the heat transfer of battery cell packs are also described.12-01-2011
20110293985Heat Transfer Module for Battery Cells and Battery Assembly Therewith - Disclosed is a heat transfer module (12-01-2011
20110293982CORRUGATED FIN AND FRAME ASSEMBLY FOR BATTERY COOLING - A cooling module for a battery pack assembly is disclosed. The cooling module includes a frame having a plurality of legs forming an opening through a central portion of the frame, at least one of the plurality of legs including a slot formed therethrough. A cooling fin is coupled to the frame. The cooling fin includes a corrugated plate interposed between a first plate and a second plate forming a plurality of fluid flow channels between the first plate and the second plate. The cooling modules are disposed in a stack having at least one battery cell disposed between adjacent cooling modules. The battery cell is in heat transfer communication with the cooling fin of at least one cooling module, wherein the cooling fin facilitates a transfer of heat energy between the battery cell and the flow channels formed in the cooling fin.12-01-2011
20090104511SYSTEM FOR COOLING A VEHICLE BATTERY AND METHOD OF INSTALLING SAME - Prior to loading into a vehicle, a duct is attached to a battery such that the duct is moveable between a loading position and a post-loading position. Before the battery and duct are loaded into the vehicle, the duct is positioned in the loading position. After the battery and duct are loaded into the vehicle, the duct is positioned in the post-loading position and secured.04-23-2009
20090191451Battery assembling body and vehicle on which battery assembling body is mounted - A battery assembling body capable of preventing a temperature rise of a battery while preventing an inflow of foreign matters. The battery assembling body (07-30-2009
20110269008BATTERY SYSTEM WITH HEAT EXCHANGER - A battery module includes a plurality of electrochemical cells arranged in a first row and a second row offset from the first row. The battery module also includes a heat exchanger configured to allow a fluid to flow through the heat exchanger. The heat exchanger is disposed between the first and second rows of cells and has a shape that is complementary to the cells in the first and second rows of cells so that an external surface of the heat exchanger contacts a portion of each of the plurality of electrochemical cells. The heat exchanger is configured to route the fluid between an inlet and an outlet such that a path of the fluid flow includes a plurality of adjacent fluid flow segments.11-03-2011
20110262793MAINTENANCE-FREE THERMAL MANAGEMENT BATTERY PACK SYSTEM - A thermal management battery pack system includes a containment box having a plurality of sides located around a perimeter of the bottom and a hermetically sealed cell box containing at least one energy cell located within the cell box. The cell box has a cover and a plurality of sides. The sides of the cell box are located away from the sides of the containment box. A plurality of external power connection points are located on the cover of the cell box. A dielectric fluid fills the cell box around the at least one energy cell. A sufficient amount of a phase-change material is located in the dielectric fluid to maintain a temperature within the cell box to within about five degrees Celsius of a temperature exterior to the containment box.10-27-2011
20090155675BATTERY MODULE - A battery module includes a housing having a central plenum and a plurality of cells provided within the housing, the plurality of cells including a first group of cells and a second group of cells separated from the first group by the central plenum. The housing is configured to direct cooling air from the central plenum to the plurality of cells and each of the first group and the second group is arranged in a first layer of cells and a second layer of cells offset relative to the first layer of cells.06-18-2009
20100112429ELECTRICITY STORAGE DEVICE - An electricity storage device has: an enclosed container; an electricity storage unit contained in the enclosed container; a coolant, contained in the enclosed container, for cooling the electricity storage unit; and protrusions that extend into the coolant and conduct the heat of the coolant to a top lid of the enclosed container. The protrusions are formed on the top lid.05-06-2010
20100266886ROUND CELL BATTERY - A round cell rechargeable battery includes a plurality of round cells arranged alongside one another and at least one output element that is electrically insulated from the round cells. The at least one output element is in the form of a rod and is curved such that the output element runs in a zigzag shape alternately along a lower face, a side wall adjacent thereto, and an upper face of the round cells and thermally conductively connects a group of the round cells for heat dissipation.10-21-2010
20110262792BATTERY MODULE HAVING COOLING MEANS, AND MIDDLE OR LARGE-SIZED BATTERY PACK CONTAINING THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a battery module including a plurality of sequentially stacked plate-shaped battery cells and two or more heat dissipation members, wherein the first heat dissipation member extends such that one side of the first heat dissipation member at least partially covers one outermost battery cell (a) of the battery module, and the other side of the first heat dissipation member is interposed between the inside battery cells, and the second heat dissipation member extends such that one side of the second heat dissipation member at least partially covers the outermost battery cell (a) while the second heat dissipation member is not overlapped with the first heat dissipation member, and the other side of the second heat dissipation member is interposed between the inside battery cells.10-27-2011
20100119927BATTERY SYSTEM - A battery system with at least one cell having an adjacent temperature-equalizing structure that is provided alternately with the cells and is designed for a medium that carries heat and/or cold to pass through. The cells are individual cells (05-13-2010
20110151306BATTERY PACK WITH INSULATING LOWER PLATE - A battery pack includes battery modules; battery module stacked members including the stacked battery modules; a battery module group including the battery module stacked members arranged in a plane; and a lower plate arranged to hold the battery module group. The lower plate includes a main body made from a resin, the main body supporting the battery module stacked members arranged in parallel, and including mounting surfaces each of which one of the battery module stacked members is mounted on; and metal frames each inserted and molded in one of the mounting surfaces, the metal frames being arranged in an arrangement direction of the battery module stacked members, and electrically insulated with each other.06-23-2011
20110151305Battery Cooling in Particular for a Vehicle Battery - A battery having a cooling apparatus for temperature control of the battery is provided. The battery has a plurality of individual cells connected in parallel and/or in series with one another using cell connectors. The individual cells are attached to the cooling apparatus such that they can be prestressed by means of the cell connectors.06-23-2011
20100119926ELECTRIC BATTERY COMPRISING A MECHANICAL AND THERMAL CONDITIONING SYSTEM - An electric battery includes a plurality of electric energy generators and a system for mechanical and thermal conditioning of the elements, which system includes a one-piece structural body in which housings are formed in order to each receive an element, in which the housings have at least one internal area of contact with an element, and the contact area is continuous and has a shape suitable for ensuring contact between the area and the periphery of the element, in which the body also includes chambers that each extend around a contact area, and which system also includes a device enabling a thermal conditioning fluid to circulate in the chambers so as to ensure the thermal conditioning of the elements.05-13-2010
20120141857BATTERY MODULE - A battery module (06-07-2012
20120107664BATTERY MODULE OF IMPROVED COOLING EFFICIENCY - Disclosed herein is a battery module configured to have a structure in which a plurality of plate type battery cells is mounted in a module case so that the battery cells are arranged adjacent to one another. The battery module includes a plurality of insulative members disposed between the respective battery cells so that each of the insulative members corresponds to the peripheral shape of a corresponding one of the battery cells and a plurality of cooling members disposed at the interfaces between the respective battery cells. Each of the cooling members includes a heat dissipating fin disposed in contact with the outer surface of a corresponding one of the battery cells and a coolant conduit provided at the lower end of the heat dissipating fin.05-03-2012
20120107662THERMAL MANAGEMENT MATRIX - A thermal management matrix for an electrochemical cell array including a plurality of electrochemical cell elements, the thermal management matrix at least in part enveloping the electrochemical cell array and being in thermal contact therewith. The thermal management matrix includes mainly expanded graphite, wherein the expanded graphite is arranged in the form of a block-like structure and the block includes at least one layer of expanded graphite having a higher in-plane thermal conductivity than the layers neighboring the layer with higher in-plane thermal conductivity. The thermal management matrix may also include phase change materials as a latent heat storage material.05-03-2012
20090263708SYSTEM AND METHOD OF INTEGRATED THERMAL MANAGEMENT FOR A MULTI-CELL BATTERY PACK - Disclosed is a multi-cell battery pack system that includes a plurality of cylindrical cells; a cradle with an interior surface that defines a channel extending through the length of the cradle and an exterior surface that mechanically positions each of the cells radially around and parallel to the channel and exchanges heat with the cells by extending around of the circumference of the cylindrical cell and substantially extending between the two opposing end surfaces of the cell; a heat conductor that resides at least partially within the channel and exchanges heat with the interior surface of the cradle; and a heat exchanger that exchanges heat with the heat conductor, wherein the cradle, the heat conductor, and the heat exchanger cooperate to exchange heat between the cells and the heat exchanger.10-22-2009
20100099019BATTERY COOLING STRUCTURE - A battery cooling structure includes: a battery provided in a luggage room of a vehicle; an air intake duct, including an air inlet open in a vehicular cabin, for supplying air in the vehicular cabin to the battery as cooling air; and a partition panel standing away from a rear seat with a clearance therebetween so as to section the luggage room and the vehicular cabin and provided with a duct hole in which the air intake duct is inserted. The partition panel is provided with an air exhaust hole for exhausting air in the luggage room to the vehicular cabin. The air exhaust hole is formed at a location spaced away from the duct hole. Such a configuration provides a battery cooling structure suppressing an adverse effect caused by exhaust of heated cooling air.04-22-2010
20110200861HEAT-DISSIPATING MODLUE FOR AUTOMOBILE BATTERY - A heat-dissipating module for an automobile battery includes an automobile battery and at least one heat-dissipating device. The heat-dissipating device is adhered to one side of the automobile battery. The heat-dissipating device has a channel located to correspond to the automobile battery and a heat-absorbing surface opposite to the automobile battery. A cooling liquid is in the channel for circulation therein. The cooling liquid circulates in the channel to absorb the heat of the automobile battery to cool the battery, thereby increasing the efficiency and lifetime of the battery greatly.08-18-2011
20110171512MIDDLE OR LARGE-SIZED BATTERY PACK CASE PROVIDING IMPROVED DISTRIBUTION UNIFORMITY OF 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 an outwardly-protruding structure to allow the coolant to be uniformly introduced into the battery module from the coolant inlet port in the advancing direction of a fluid in a flow space (“inlet duct”) defined between the coolant inlet port and the battery module.07-14-2011
20110269009BATTERY AND HEAT EXCHANGER STRUCTURE THEREOF - The object of the invention is to provide a battery which has a simple structure with good durability and can continue a cell reaction smoothly. Two vessels are connected with a hydrophobic ion-permeable separator 11-03-2011
20100129703MODULE FOR AN ELECTRIC ENERGY STORAGE ASSEMBLY - The invention relates to a module including a housing (05-27-2010
20090104512DEVICE HAVING AT LEAST ONE ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL - The invention is based on a device having at least one electrochemical cell (04-23-2009
20090280399POWER STORAGE DEVICE - A power storage device includes: an electrolyte layer; and an electrode consisted of a current collecting portion and an electrode layer, wherein the thickness of the electrolyte layer is larger at a first position in a plane perpendicular to the stacking direction than at a second position where the heat radiation is higher than at the first position, and the thickness of the current collecting portion is smaller at a position corresponding to the first position than at a position corresponding to the second position.11-12-2009
20090280400Battery pack having batteries in a porous medium - A battery pack includes a porous medium positioned in a case. The porous medium hold several batteries. The battery pack also includes terminals for accessing power from the batteries held by the porous medium. The terminals are accessible from outside of the case. The battery pack also includes a flame retardant absorbed into pores of the porous medium.11-12-2009
20090176149Method and apparatus for amplitude limiting battery temperature spikes - A method and apparatus for containing heat generated by a battery to reduce the amplitude of a temperature excursion to enhance safety in temperature critical applications, such as in implantable medical devices. The apparatus employs a heat absorber (07-09-2009
20130216889HOSE MADE FROM AN ELASTIC MATERIAL - Hose made from an elastic material, which is designed to be fitted on a hose connection by means of a hose endpiece of the hose being pushed over the hose connection, and which is designed to be fastened on the hose connection by a hose clip to be arranged in a fitting region of the hose endpiece, wherein the hose endpiece has at least one thickened area which protrudes from the outer side of the hose, said thickeded area protruding from the outer side of the hose at least to such an extent that a hose clip suitable for fastening the hose on the hose connection is held on the hose endpiece by the thickened area, with respect to the influence of gravity when this is effective in the longitudinal direction of the hose endpiece. The invention further relates to a hose having at least two branch-off points.08-22-2013
20100136402Sealed battery enclosure - A sealed battery enclosure to extend the life of the batteries contained therein is provided, the sealed battery enclosure significantly reducing contamination from water or other liquids and gases.06-03-2010
20100136405BATTERY PACK WITH OPTIMIZED MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, AND THERMAL MANAGEMENT - Disclosed is a multi-cell battery pack system with integrated thermal and electrical management that includes a plurality of cells, a plurality of cradles that each define a channel that extends through the length of the cradle and having an external surface that mechanically positions each of the cells radially around and parallel to the channel, that exchanges heat with the cells and that electrically couples with each of the cells, and an endplate that, when the cradle is mechanically coupled to the endplate, the channel of the cradle is connected to a fluid circuit that routes thermally conductive fluid through the channel to exchange heat with the channel and the cells are connected to an electrical circuit.06-03-2010
20110206969Overmolded Thermal Interface for use with a Battery Cooling System - A cooling manifold assembly for use in a battery pack thermal management system is provided. The cooling manifold assembly includes a coolant tube that is interposed between at least a first row of cells and a second row of cells, where the first and second rows of cells are adjacent and preferably offset from one another. A thermal interface layer is overmolded onto the cooling tube, the thermal interface layer including a plurality of pliable fingers that extend away from the cooling tube and are interposed between the cooling tube and the first row of cells, and interposed between the cooling tube and the second row of cells, where the pliable fingers are deflected by, and in thermal contact with, the cells of the first and second rows of cells.08-25-2011
20110200862BATTERY MODULE - A battery module including at least one assembled battery that has a cooling face and includes an assemble of a plurality of electric cells and separators each of which has an insulating property and is interposed between adjacent electric cells of the plurality of electric cells, a cooling plate through which refrigerant is made to flow, the cooling plate being disposed in contact with the assembled battery, a press device that is disposed to press the assembled battery from an opposite surface side of the assembled battery to the cooling face so that the cooling plate is brought into contact with the cooling face under pressure.08-18-2011
20130189558Cooling Device And Vehicle Battery Assembly - The invention refers to a cooling device (07-25-2013
20080292949Heat Dissipating Device for a Battery Pack, and a Battery Pack Using the Same - Disclosed herein is a heat dissipating device for a battery pack which comprises a heat pipe and a heat collecting plate comprising a bottom heat collecting plate and an upper heat collecting plate each having a hole therein, wherein two ends of the heat pipe are inserted respectively into the holes in the bottom heat collecting plate and the upper heat collecting plate. A battery using the heat dissipating device is also disclosed. During the operation of the heat dissipating device, since the heat generated by the cells can be collected in the upper heat collecting plate, then transmitted to the bottom heat collecting plate through the heat pipe, and finally dissipated outwardly by the bottom heat collecting plate, the heat generated by cells can be dissipated rapidly and efficiently.11-27-2008
20080305388Power Train Battery Assembly Of An Electric, Fuel-Cell Or Hybrid Vehicle - A power train battery assembly of an electric, fuel-cell or hybrid vehicle, said assembly having a plurality of battery cells (12-11-2008
20080311468Optimized cooling tube geometry for intimate thermal contact with cells - A battery pack thermal management system for use in an electrical vehicle is disclosed. The battery pack thermal management system includes a manifold and a plurality of cells arranged in a predetermined pattern within the battery pack. The system also includes a cooling tube having a scallop like outer surface in thermal contact with the cells and in fluid communication with the manifold. The thermal management system will cool the battery pack to a predetermined temperature to increase the longevity of the battery pack within the electric vehicle.12-18-2008
20080292950BATTERY MODULE11-27-2008
20100304203BATTERY ASSEMBLY WITH TEMPERATURE CONTROL DEVICE - A battery module of the present invention is adaptable to be utilized in various configurations including and not limited to an overlapping battery cell packaging configuration and a vertical stack battery cell packaging configuration used in an automotive and non-automotive applications. The battery module has a plurality of battery heatsink assemblies with the cells disposed therebetween. A plurality of rods extend through the each heatsink assemblies to secure the heatsink assemblies and the cell with one another to form the battery module.12-02-2010
20080268333INTEGRAL BATTERY THERMAL MANAGEMENT - An electrochemical battery having at least one self contained thermoelectric cooling device such as a Peltier device, for cooling the battery to optimal operating conditions. The thermoelectric cooling device is contained within a housing of the battery and is in proximity to cells contained within the housing with the cooling device being electrically connected to the cells of the battery and an external electrical power source. A switching element is configured to selectively power the thermoelectric cooling device from the external electrical power source and with shut down of the external electrical power the switching element redirects power from the battery to the thermoelectric cooling device to effect continued cooling of the battery.10-30-2008
20120034507Electricity Storage Module and Electricity Storage Device Equipped Therewith - An electricity storage module includes a casing 02-09-2012
20110206970BATTERY MODULE, METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME, AND TEMPERATURE ADJUSTING SYSTEM - The temperature adjusting unit (08-25-2011
20110206966DEVICE FOR COOLING A VEHICLE BATTERY - A device for cooling a vehicle battery is provided that includes a plurality of electric storage elements, and a cooling body being flowed through by a coolant fluid, wherein at least one of the electric storage elements is fixed at least on one cooling plate in thermal contact, and wherein the cooling plate is connected to the cooling body so that heat may be transferred from the storage element to the fluid, wherein the cooling plate has a planar mechanical connection to the cooling body.08-25-2011
20110206964COOLING SYSTEM FOR A BATTERY ASSEMBLY - A cooling assembly for a battery assembly including at least one conduit and at least one cooling plate, the conduit having a flexible portion to facilitate a relative movement between an inlet end and an outlet end thereof to selectively expand and contract the cooling assembly, and the cooling plate including a flow channel formed therein, wherein at least one battery cell is disposed adjacent and in heat transfer communication with the at least one cooling plate to transfer heat from the at least one battery cell to a fluid disposed in the flow channel.08-25-2011
20100143782PRISMATIC-CELL BATTERY PACK WITH INTEGRAL COOLANT PASSAGES - A prismatic-cell battery pack is provided with integral coolant passages including an intake plenum, an exhaust plenum, and a distributed array of coolant channels coupled between the intake plenum and the exhaust plenum. Coolant medium forced into the intake plenum enters the coolant channels in parallel, draws heat away from the battery cells, and then enters the exhaust plenum for expulsion into the atmosphere. The battery pack is configured as a set of stackable interlocking battery cell modules including at least one battery cell in thermal proximity to an array of coolant channels distributed over the profile of the battery cell, and a pair of peripheral chambers joined to opposite ends of the coolant channels to form the intake and exhaust plenums when the modules are arranged and interlocked in a lineal stack.06-10-2010
20090162744VEHICLE WITH A BATTERY SYSTEM - A battery system for a vehicle capable of being driven by electric power is disclosed. The vehicle includes at least one motor/generator and a battery system for supplying electrical power to and receiving electrical power from the motor/generator. The battery system includes multiple battery packs, each comprising a plurality of cells. The plurality of cells in each battery pack are electrically connected with one another. Multiple battery pack housings are provided to house the plurality of cells. Each battery pack housing facilitates electrical connection to one or more other battery pack. The system also includes a compartment containing the multiple battery packs in their housings. The compartment facilitates electrical connection to the motor/generator.06-25-2009
20090004555ENERGY STORAGE MODULE AND ELECTRICAL APPARATUS - An energy storage module for current supply of an electrical apparatus, in particular for an electrical hand-held machining tool, has a plurality of cells for storage of electrical energy, at least one cell support mounting the cells, being in contact with the cells, enclosing the plurality of cells and made from a heat-conductive material, and at least one cooling body formed on the cell support.01-01-2009
20090186266BATTERY UNIT - A battery unit comprises a battery case, and a plurality of battery modules stored and held in the battery case. The battery case includes a bottom wall and a partition. The plurality of battery modules are mounted on the bottom wall. The partition is provided and erected on the bottom wall. The partition separates the battery modules adjacent in a second direction traversing a first direction. The first direction is oriented from a first end of the battery case at which an inlet is formed to a second end at which an outlet is formed. The partition extends along a plane where the battery modules face each other in the second direction along the battery modules. The partition is inclined in the extending direction.07-23-2009
20110223463BATTERY UNIT COOLING APPARATUS - There is provided a battery unit cooling apparatus installed in a vehicle which can run on power from an electric motor driven by a battery unit as a power supply, comprising a cooling air generating unit for generating cooling air to cool the battery unit and an air volume control unit for controlling, when decelerating the vehicle which is set to operate in a high recovery efficiency mode of two modes which differ in recovery efficiency with which regenerative energy obtained from the electric motor when the vehicle is decelerated is recovered to the battery, the cooling air generating unit so as to generate a larger volume of cooling air than a volume of cooling air generated when the vehicle is set to operate in a low recovery efficiency mode. Consequently, sufficient cooling air can be supplied to the battery unit when the vehicle is decelerated which is set to operate in the high regenerative energy recovery efficiency.09-15-2011
20110223461SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery comprises an electrode assembly comprising a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate and a separator interposed between the first and second electrode plates; and a battery case accommodating the electrode assembly, the battery case comprising a first portion, a second portion, and an adhesive layer that contacts a surface of the first portion and a surface of the second portion, wherein the adhesive layer is continuous between the first and second portions.09-15-2011
20090142653Battery system with battery cells arranged in array alignment - A battery system includes a battery block, a cooling pipe, and a coolant feeding device. The battery block includes a plurality of rectangular batteries that have a width greater than a thickness and are securely arranged in array alignment by a battery holder. The cooling pipe cools the rectangular batteries of the battery block. The coolant feeding device feeds coolant to the cooling pipe. In the battery system, the cooling pipe is arranged on the surface of the battery block in a thermally-coupled state so that the rectangular batteries are cooled by the coolant, which is circulated through the cooling pipe.06-04-2009
20090208828ELECTRIC DEVICE ASSEMBLY AND FILM-COVERED ELECTRIC DEVICE STRUCTURE - Assembled battery (08-20-2009
20090325054Battery Cell Assembly Having Heat Exchanger With Serpentine Flow Path - A battery cell assembly is provided. The battery cell assembly includes a battery cell and a heat exchanger disposed adjacent the battery cell configured to cool the battery cell. The heat exchanger has an outer housing. The outer housing defines an interior region and first and second flow guide members. The first and second flow guide members define a serpentine flow path in the interior region. The first and second flow guide members are tilted generally upwardly in the interior region. The serpentine flow path extends from an inlet aperture in the outer housing to another flow path in the outer housing. The another flow path extends from the serpentine flow path to an outlet aperture. The another flow path has a smaller cross-sectional area than a cross-sectional area of each portion of the serpentine flow path such that air bubbles in fluid entering the inlet aperture are urged upwardly through the serpentine flow path and accelerated through the another flow path to exit the outer housing at the outlet aperture.12-31-2009
20090325055BATTERY MODULE HAVING COOLING MANIFOLD WITH PORTED SCREWS AND METHOD FOR COOLING THE BATTERY MODULE - A battery module having a cooling manifold is provided. The battery module includes a plurality of battery cell assemblies having a plurality of heat exchangers. The battery module further includes a first cooling manifold having a first inlet aperture extending therethrough and a first plurality of outlet apertures extending therethrough. The battery module further includes a first plurality of ported screws disposed through the first plurality of outlet apertures and configured to fluidly and physically couple the plurality of heat exchangers to the first cooling manifold.12-31-2009
20090325052Battery Module Having Cooling Manifold and Method for Cooling Battery Module - A battery module having a cooling manifold is provided. The battery module includes a plurality of battery cell assemblies having a plurality of heat exchangers. The battery module further includes the cooling manifold operably coupled to the plurality of battery cell assemblies. The cooling manifold has a manifold portion and a cover plate. The manifold portion has a peripheral wall, a rear wall coupled to the peripheral wall, and a flow diverter. The peripheral wall has a top portion with an inlet aperture extending therethrough. The rear wall has a plurality of outlet apertures extending therethrough. The cover plate is coupled to the peripheral wall opposite to the rear wall. The flow diverter extends from the rear wall and is disposed below the inlet aperture. The flow diverter is configured to receive fluid from the inlet aperture and to divert the fluid so that a substantially equal flow rate of the fluid is obtained through each outlet aperture of the plurality of outlet apertures to a respective heat exchanger of the plurality of heat exchanger for cooling the plurality of battery cell assemblies.12-31-2009
20090325051Battery Module Having a Rubber Cooling Manifold - A battery module is provided. The battery module includes a plurality of battery cell assemblies having a plurality of heat exchangers therein. The battery module includes a first rubber cooling manifold configured to route a fluid into the plurality of heat exchangers. The first rubber cooling manifold has a first tubular member, a first inlet port, a first plurality of outlet ports, and first and second end caps. The first end cap is coupled to a first end of the first tubular member. The second end cap is coupled to a second end of the first tubular member. The first inlet port is disposed on a top portion of the first tubular member for routing the fluid into the first tubular member. The first plurality of outlet ports is disposed collinearly and longitudinally along an outer surface of the first tubular member and spaced apart from one another. The first plurality of outlet ports extend outwardly from the outer surface of the first tubular member. The first plurality of outlet ports route the fluid from the first tubular member into the plurality of heat exchangers for cooling the plurality of battery cell assemblies.12-31-2009
20130216887Composite Heat Spreader and Battery Module Incorporating the Same - A composite heat spreader includes a first flexible graphite layer, a second flexible graphite layer, and a gas evolving layer positioned between the first flexible graphite layer and the second flexible graphite layer. The gas evolving layer is temperature sensitive and when a threshold temperature is reached, the thermal conductivity of the gas evolving layer is reduced by at least factor of five.08-22-2013
20130216888BATTERY TEMPERATURE REGULATION SYSTEM AND BATTERY TEMPERATURE REGULATION UNIT - Provided are a battery temperature regulation system capable of efficiently heating and/or cooling a battery, and a battery temperature regulation unit suitable for use in the battery temperature regulation system. The battery temperature regulation system 08-22-2013
20110223462BATTERY MODULE WITH IMPROVED CELL BARRIER BETWEEN UNIT CELLS - A battery module, including a plurality of unit cells and a cell barrier interposed between the unit cells, is provided. The cell barrier includes a body member and a fixing part disposed on the edge of the body member and connected to an adjacent cell barrier while housing a unit cell.09-15-2011
20110229749Advanced Vehicle Battery Cooling/Heating System with Varying Hydraulic Diameter - A battery cooling system (09-22-2011
20090142654COMPACT POWER SUPPLY DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE COMPRISING REGULATED COOLING MEANS - A power supply device for a motor vehicle, comprising a housing containing at least one unit for storing electrical energy and cooling means of the unit consisting of at least two cooling devices which can be selectively controlled by control means for regulating the quantity of heat to be dissipated by the cooling means.06-04-2009
20090258289BATTERY COOLING PLATE DESIGN WITH DISCRETE CHANNELS - One exemplary embodiment including a battery cooling plate has discrete channels. In one exemplary embodiment each of the channels has a width ranging from about 1 mm to about 5 mm. In another exemplary embodiment the battery cooling plate includes a first cooling channel having a flow path generally in a U shape, and a plurality of other channels each having a generally U-shaped flow path, and wherein the other flow channels are in a nested position with respect to the first flow channel. In another exemplary embodiment the battery cooling plate a battery cooling plate includes a serpentine shaped cooling flow path formed therein, the cooling flow path including a first cooling segment and an adjacent upstream second cooling segment, wherein the second cooling segment includes at least a first cooling channel and a second cooling channel and at least a first land interposed between the first cooling channel and second cooling channel, and wherein the second cooling segment has at least one more land and one more channel than the first cooling segment.10-15-2009
20100015513BATTERY APPARATUS - There is provided a battery apparatus mounted in a vehicle that is not subjected to forced draft, the battery apparatus including a plurality of rectangular parallelepiped batteries stacked in a direction vertical to a traveling direction of the vehicle, a rectangular parallelepiped battery box that accommodates the plurality of rectangular parallelepiped batteries therein, and a heat equalizing plate that is brought into contact with the plurality of rectangular parallelepiped batteries.01-21-2010
20100261046Heat Exchanger Unit and Electrochemical Energy Accumulator with a Heat Exchanger Unit - A heat exchanger unit for an electrochemical energy accumulator, comprising flow channels, through which a temperature control medium flows. Ends of the flow channels are provided with flow distributor channels, which supply the flow channels, and/or return flow collection channels, and which collect the medium. A flow distributor is connected upstream of the flow distributor channels and a return flow collector is connected downstream of the return flow collection channels. The flow distributor and the return flow collector are separated from, and lie opposite, each other. A supply opening is located centrally on one of the lateral surfaces of the flow distributor and a drain opening is located centrally, on one of the lateral surfaces of the return flow collector.10-14-2010
20110129716U-TYPE BATTERY PACK FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE - A battery pack for an electric vehicle has a cooling structure in which a coolant introduced through a first cooling channel cools cells and is then discharged through a second cooling channel. The cooling structure has a U-type structure in which the coolant is introduced and discharged in opposite directions. An entrance of the first cooling channel and an exit of the second cooling channel satisfy an equation in relation to an entrance flow rate and an exit flow rate. Since the temperature deviation among cells is set very small, the life of a battery pack may be elongated. Also, since a ratio of an exit area to an entrance area of a cooling channel may be quantitatively calculated according to an equation, it becomes very easy to design a battery pack.06-02-2011
20120244407BATTERY COOLING MODULE FOOT PROFILE DESIGN FOR A JOINTLESS CONDUCTIVE FIN/FOOT COMPRESSED INTERFACE CONNECTION - A cooling system for a battery cell includes a cooling plate and a heat sink. The heat sink has a pair of modules. An end of the cooling plate is constricted between the modules. The modules are placed under a compressive load to secure the cooling plate to the heat sink.09-27-2012
20110059345BATTERY PACK - The present invention features a battery pack, that is provided to supply electricity to a variety of electric parts, such as a drive motor, installed in an environment friendly electric vehicle such as a fuel cell vehicle or a hybrid electric vehicle. Preferably, the battery pack is configured to stack cell assemblies. Each cell assembly includes a cell case. The cell case includes windows in opposite surfaces thereof such that unit cells are exposed, and recesses in opposite long lateral faces thereof such that the windows communicate with an outside. The windows and the recesses define cooling passages between the stacked cell assemblies.03-10-2011
20100255360BATTERY SYSTEM HAVING ASSEMBLED BATTERY - A battery system includes: an assembled battery having battery cells with a pair of electrodes, wherein one electrode of one cell is coupled with another electrode of another cell via a bus bar so that the cells are coupled in series with each other; a fluid supply element for supplying fluid to the bus bar and the electrodes so that the fluid conducts heat to and absorbs heat from the bus bar and the electrodes; and a partition for partitioning the bus bars and for providing multiple passages. The bus bar and the electrodes protrude from the cell. The passages are disposed outside of the assembled battery. The fluid is branched into the passages.10-07-2010
20100255359BATTERY PACK AND BATTERY-EQUIPPED DEVICE - The invention provides a battery pack and a battery-equipped device in which, even if a battery experiences an abnormal event to cause thermal runaway, and generates heat, temperature increase in the battery pack and batteries except for the battery which experienced the abnormal event can be prevented. For this purpose, a heat absorbing member 10-07-2010
20100151309BATTERY PACK - A battery pack comprises a plurality of battery modules and a holding spacer which holds the battery module. A plurality of projections are provided on the holding spacer. The projections contact the battery module to hold the battery module and form a flow path for a coolant. A heat generating structure is embedded in the holding spacer or inserted into a hollow section of the holding spacer. In a cold climate, electricity is applied to the heat generating structure, to heat the battery module.06-17-2010
20100247998BUSBAR SUPPORTS AND METHODS OF THEIR USE FOR BATTERY SYSTEMS - A battery system comprises a plurality of battery subunits, each subunit comprising a heatsink and at least one battery cell with a positive terminal and a negative terminal; where each heatsink has a respective busbar support mounted to it, and each busbar support includes first and second slots through which, respectively, a positive and a negative terminal of the at least one battery cell for that subunit passes, wherein a first busbar is located above and held at least in part by the first busbar support and is electrically connected to the negative terminal passing through the first slot in the first busbar support; and a second busbar is located above and held at least in part by the first busbar support and electrically connected to the positive terminal passing through the second slot in the first busbar support.09-30-2010
20100136406COOLING DEVICE OF BATTERY PACK - A battery pack including battery cells, a housing to house the battery cells, and a cooling device that cools air flowing through the housing. The cooling device may be installed on an intermediate portion of the housing. The cooling device may include a cooling pipe, in which water flows.06-03-2010
20100119928RECHARGEABLE BATTERY AND BATTERY MODULE - A rechargeable battery according to the present invention includes an electrode assembly repeating charge and discharge with the movement of ions, a case containing the electrode assembly, and a supporting member surrounding the case and having a plurality of ribs on the outer surface thereof. Further, a battery module according to the present invention includes a plurality of rechargeable batteries, and a frame into which the rechargeable batteries are inserted. The rechargeable batteries include a case and a supporting member in contact with the case, and the supporting member includes a body surrounding the rechargeable battery and a rib protruding outwardly from the body.05-13-2010
20100112427BATTERY AND HEAT EXCHANGER STRUCTURE THEREOF - The object of the invention is to provide a battery which has a simple structure with good durability and can continue a cell reaction smoothly. Two vessels are connected with a hydrophobic ion-permeable separator 05-06-2010
20090075162POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS - A power supply apparatus wherein a liquid medium is housed so as to provide an air layer in a first case which accommodates a power supply unit. When the liquid medium is heated to a temperature higher than a vaporization temperature by external heat toward the power supply unit, the liquid medium is vaporized to increase the volume of the air layer to reduce heat conduction of the external heat toward the power supply unit. Since this can reduce the heat conduction of the external heat toward the power supply unit, it is possible to prevent an extreme increase in temperature of the power supply unit due to the external heat.03-19-2009
20120196170PRISMATIC BATTERY MODULE WITH SCALABLE ARCHITECTURE - A battery system including: a plurality of subunits each of which has a heatsink and a battery cell and two voltage terminals symmetrically positioned with respect to a centerline of that battery cell, wherein all of the battery cells are arranged so that their voltage terminals are aligned along two rows; a plurality of identical busbar supports equal in number to the plurality of subunits, each having two slots and mounted on a corresponding different one of the subunits with each of the terminals of the battery cell extending up through the two slots; and a plurality of bimetallic busbars, each one supported by a different corresponding subset of the busbar supports and electrically connected directly to either a first or second terminal of each of the battery cells of each of the modules on which those busbar supports are mounted.08-02-2012
20120196169ENERGY STORAGE MODULE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Disclosed herein are an energy storage module including: battery units each formed by interconnecting electrode tabs on one side of two unit batteries and a sensing line; and a stacked structure receiving the battery units, and a method for manufacturing the same. In the energy storage module, a plurality of battery units each formed by previously interconnecting each electrode tab of the two battery cells and the sensing line are interconnected and each of the plurality of interconnected battery units is received in the stacked structure to form the battery module, thereby making it possible to effectively form the battery module without allowing the battery cells to be in direct contact with each other. Therefore, a plurality of pouch cells that are not easily fixed may be easily fixed, thereby making it possible to secure reliability of the energy storage module.08-02-2012
20100068611POWER SUPPLY DEVICE - A power supply device in which power storage bodies are disposed in a casing that houses a cooling medium is provided. The power supply device includes a moving portion that moves the power storage bodies in the cooling medium.03-18-2010
20090280401Battery pack - A battery pack, including a cell, a circuit module electrically coupled to the cell, the circuit module including, an insulation substrate, an electrical element on the insulation substrate, and at least one resin layer surrounding the electrical element, and a cover surrounding the circuit module and coupling the circuit module to the cell.11-12-2009
20110027641RECHARGEABLE BATTERY PACK WITH AT LEAST ONE ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL ARRANGED IN A HOUSING STRUCTURE - The invention is based on a rechargeable battery pack with at least one electrochemical cell arranged in a housing structure. The invention proposes that at least regions of the housing structure have a memory material, which can be plastified under heat absorption.02-03-2011
20110027640BATTERY MODULE AND METHOD FOR COOLING THE BATTERY MODULE - A battery module and a method for cooling the battery module are provided. The battery module includes a first battery cell and a cooling fin disposed adjacent to the first battery cell. The cooling fin has first and second headers, an extruded housing, and a flow diverter. The first and second headers are coupled to first and second ends, respectively, of the extruded housing. The extruded housing has a first plurality of flow channels and a second plurality of flow channels extending therethrough that fluidly communicate with the first and second headers. The flow diverter is disposed in the first header to induce a fluid to flow from the first header through the first plurality of flow channels in the extruded housing to the second header to extract heat energy from the first battery cell.02-03-2011
20090186265BATTERY CELL ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING THE BATTERY CELL ASSEMBLY - A battery cell assembly and a method for assembling the battery cell assembly are provided. The battery cell assembly includes first and second battery cells with a heat exchanger disposed between the first and second battery cells. The heat exchanger has a plastic frame and first and second thermally conductive layers. The plastic frame has an interior space extending therethrough. The first and second thermally conductive layers are disposed on opposite sides of the plastic frame to enclose the interior space, such that when a liquid is disposed in the interior space, heat energy is transferred from the first battery cell through the first thermally conductive layer to the liquid.07-23-2009
20090111010Battery pack and battery pack separator - The battery pack includes plural battery cells 04-30-2009
20090111009Apparatus for Supplying Power to a Motor Vehicle - An apparatus for supplying power to a motor vehicle, in particular a passenger vehicle or motorcycle, has a plurality of electrochemical storage cells. At least one of the electrodes respectively situated in the storage cells is made of metal or is provided with a metal layer essentially over its entire surface. The metal electrode or the metal layer, in particular a metal foil, is connected in an electrically conductive manner via a connecting element to a terminal provided outside the storage cell. To provide a reliable apparatus for supplying power, in particular for the intermittent electric motor drive of a motor vehicle, a thermally conductive cooling plate, which is in thermal contact with essentially each of the terminals of the storage cells, is provided. The cooling plate dissipates the thermal energy which is supplied by the metal electrodes or the metal layers on the electrodes to the terminal via the connecting element.04-30-2009
20130130087NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE BATTERY MODULE - A non-aqueous electrolyte battery module of the invention includes: a plurality of non-aqueous electrolyte batteries, a plurality of heat dissipating members, a plurality of heat insulating members, and an exterior casing housing the non-aqueous electrolyte batteries, the heat dissipating members and the heat insulating members, the non-aqueous electrolyte batteries each includes a battery element and a flexible exterior member housing the battery element, the non-aqueous electrolyte batteries are laminated with the heat dissipating members interposed therebetween to form a battery laminate, ends of the heat dissipating members are in tight pressing contact with an inner face of the exterior casing, and the heat insulating members are disposed between the exterior casing and opposite ends of the battery laminate in a laminating direction thereof.05-23-2013
20110117410Battery pack and heatsink frame - A battery pack and a heatsink frame, the battery pack including a heatsink member; a plurality of battery cells; the battery cells being disposed in the heatsink member; and a fixing member, the fixing member fixing the battery cells to the heatsink member, wherein the heatsink member includes a heatsink plate having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, a plurality of heatsink walls disposed on the first surface of the heatsink plate, and a plurality of heatsink fins disposed on the second surface of the heatsink plate.05-19-2011
20100297486BATTERY SYSTEM - The battery system comprises battery blocks 11-25-2010
20100304201MODULE FOR ELECTRIC ENERGY STORAGE ASSEMBLIES FOR AGEING DETECTION OF SAID ASSEMBLIES - The invention relates to a module including a housing (12-02-2010
20110212356Extruded and Ribbed Thermal Interface for use with a Battery Cooling System - A cooling manifold assembly for use in a battery pack thermal management system is provided. The cooling manifold assembly includes a coolant tube that is interposed between at least a first row of cells and a second row of cells, where the first and second rows of cells are adjacent and preferably offset from one another. A thermal interface layer is attached to the cooling tube, the thermal interface layer including a plurality of pliable fingers that extend away from the cooling tube and are interposed between the cooling tube and the first row of cells, and interposed between the cooling tube and the second row of cells, where the pliable fingers are deflected by, and in thermal contact with, the cells of the first and second rows of cells.09-01-2011
20100310918UNIFIED AIR COOLING STRUCTURE OF HIGH-CAPACITY BATTERY SYSTEM - A uniform air blowing and cooling structure of a high capacity battery system includes a cell assembly having battery cells which are located in parallel at regular intervals while defining cooling channels therebetween; a housing accommodating the cell assembly therein and having a first space and a second space which are defined on both sides of the cell assembly perpendicular to a direction in which the cooling channels are defined; and an inlet and an outlet defined at both ends of the housing to respectively communicate with the first and second spaces defined in the housing, wherein the inlet is defined at one end of the first space and the outlet is defined at both ends of the second space so that air can flow along a substantially “h” shaped fluid path in the housing, whereby cooling of the battery cells in the respective cooling channels can be uniformly carried out.12-09-2010
20100310920CENTER PIN FOR SECONDARY BATTERY AND SECONDARY BATTERY INCLUDING THE SAME - A center pin for a secondary battery, and a secondary battery including the same, are disclosed. The center pin is capable of efficiently preventing generation of heat, ignition and explosion of the secondary battery as may be caused by overcharge or exposure to high temperatures. The center pin comprises a body having a predetermined length, a fluid inserted into the body, and sealing members for sealing the body. The secondary battery comprises an electrode assembly including a positive electrode plate, a negative electrode plate and a separator interposed between the positive electrode plate and the negative electrode plate, a center pin comprising a fluid disposed in the electrode assembly, a can accommodating the electrode assembly and the center pin, and a cap assembly sealing the can.12-09-2010
20090068552POWER SUPPLY DEVICE - A plurality of cylindrical power storage bodies are immersed in a cooling liquid filled in a power supply device. The power supply device includes: rotary members that are disposed to surround the respective cylindrical power storage bodies, and that rotate to agitate the cooling liquid around the cylindrical power storage bodies; and drive means for rotating the rotary members.03-12-2009
20090035648Stacked Type Battery - A stacked cell is provided with a plurality of stacked unit cells, which have a positive electrode collector foil and a negative electrode collector foil; and a sheet member, which is arranged between the adjacent unit cells and sandwiched between the positive electrode collector foil and the negative electrode collector foil. The positive collector foil and the negative collector foil are provided with a positive electrode active material layer and a negative active material layer, respectively. The positive electrode collector foil and the negative electrode collector foil are laid one over another to have the positive electrode active material layer and the negative electrode material layer face each other through an electrolyte layer. The sheet member has a cooling tab which extends from between the positive electrode collector foil and the negative electrode collector foil. Thus, the stacked cell having improved heat dissipation is provided without deteriorating productivity.02-05-2009
20110008665BATTERY CELL HAVING IMPROVED THERMAL STABILITY AND MIDDLE OR LARGE-SIZED BATTERY MODULE EMPLOYED WITH THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a battery cell constructed in a structure in which an electrode assembly of a cathode/separator/anode structure is mounted in a battery case formed of a laminate sheet including a resin layer and a metal layer while the electrode assembly is connected to electrode terminals extruding out of the battery case, wherein the battery case is provided at an outer circumferential end thereof with a sealing part formed by thermally welding upper and lower parts of the laminate sheet, and a sheet-type member (‘a thermally conductive sheet’) to accelerate the dissipation of heat from the battery cell extends to the sealing part while the thermally conductive sheet partially covers the battery cell.01-13-2011
20110111278LOW THERMAL SPREAD BATTERY MODULE - A battery pack assembly having a casing enclosing stacks of cells. The casing defines a plurality of air intake chambers for receiving a flow of air and a plurality of slots diametrically opposite of the air intake chambers for dispensing the flow of air, and the air flows circumferentially through a gap around the cell walls to cool the cells. A plurality of circumferentially and radially spaced flow interrupters are disposed on at lest one of the cell wall and the casing for disrupting the flow of air to increase the heat transfer coefficient of that air.05-12-2011
20110045333RECHARGEABLE BATTERY AND BATTERY MODULE - A rechargeable battery that can improve heat dissipating characteristics is provided. The rechargeable battery comprises: an electrode group including a positive electrode; an electrode group that has at least one terminal; a case that defines a recess that receives the electrode group wherein the case includes an opening that provides access to the recess; a film cover that extends over the opening so as to secure the electrode group within the recess of the case; and a heat dissipating member positioned on the case so as extend outward from the case to dissipate heat from the recess containing the electrode group.02-24-2011
20110033742MODULAR BATTERY SYSTEM WITH COOLING SYSTEM - Modular battery system with at least two battery modules (02-10-2011
20110045334Battery with a Case and a Heat-Conducting Plate - A battery with a case and a heat-conducting plate for adjusting the temperature of the battery has several individual cells that are connected in parallel or in series, and are thermally coupled to the heat-conducting plate. The battery is formed of at least two cell stacks that are arranged one after the other. The heat-conducting plate (02-24-2011
20110244296BATTERY MODULE - A battery module (10-06-2011
20110244291COOLING SYSTEM FOR A BATTERY PACK - A cooling system for a battery pack including a tapered first conduit for receiving a fluid therein, a second conduit for receiving the fluid therein, and at least one secondary conduit for receiving the fluid therein, the first conduit in fluid communication with the second conduit through at least one fluid channel formed between a plurality of battery units, wherein the battery units are in heat transfer communication with the at least one fluid channel to transfer heat from the battery units to the fluid disposed in the cooling system.10-06-2011
20110129715SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery including an electrode assembly having a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator interposed between the first electrode and the second electrode; an electrode tab electrically connecting the electrode assembly to an external device; a case accommodating the electrode assembly therein and sealed so that the electrode tab is exposed outside of the case; and an uneven portion formed on a surface of the case in a direction parallel to a ground surface.06-02-2011
20110244298CELL HOLDER, ENERGY STORAGE CELL, CELL HOLDER STACK AND MULTICELL ENERGY STORE - A cell holder (10-06-2011
20110244300THERMO-STABILIZED ELECTRIC BATTERY MODULE - Electric cells (10-06-2011
20110244299Energy Store - An energy store (ESP10-06-2011
20110244297PRISMATIC-CELL BATTERY PACK WITH INTEGRAL COOLANT CHANNELS - A prismatic-cell battery pack is provided with integral coolant passages and a distributed array of coolant channels coupled between an intake plenum and a pair of exhaust plenums. Coolant medium forced into the intake plenum draws heat away from the battery cells, and then exits via the exhaust plenum for expulsion of heat into the atmosphere. The battery pack is configured as a set of stackable interlocking battery cell modules including at least one battery cell in thermal proximity to an array of coolant channels distributed over the profile of the battery cell, and a pair of peripheral chambers joined to opposite ends of the coolant channels to form the intake and exhaust plenums when the modules are arranged and interlocked in a lineal stack. The entry end of each channel is closer to a centerline of the battery cell than the exit end of the channel.10-06-2011
20110244294SECONDARY BATTERY THERMAL MANAGEMENT DEVICE AND SYSTEM - A thermal management device for dissipating thermal energy from a secondary battery cell includes a first plate defining a first channel and a second channel spaced apart from the first channel, wherein the first plate further defines an inlet port in communication with the first channel and an outlet port in communication with the second channel and spaced opposite the inlet port. The device includes a second plate configured for thermal energy exchange with the cell and disposed in contact with the first plate to define a cross-flow channel, wherein the cross-flow channel interconnects the first and second channels. A thermal management system includes a cell having a first temperature, a fluid having a second temperature that is less than the first temperature, and the device. The fluid is conveyable from the inlet port to the outlet port via the cross-flow channel to thereby dissipate thermal energy from the cell.10-06-2011
20110244292Thermal Isolating Apparatus and Method for Batteries in a Telecommunications Equipment Shelter - A preferred thermal control system for a battery stack includes a flexible, thermally insulating, and electrically non-conductive cover supported by a frame to substantially thermally isolate a battery stack from other equipment in a telecommunication shelter. The cover is preferably arranged or cut for placement over existing battery connections so the batteries remain electrically connected to other equipment when the cover is installed on the frame. Cuts in the cover are preferably sealed using an adhesive tape. A heat transfer device is supported by the frame and provides thermal cooling to the battery stack while exhausting heat generated by the batteries from the battery stack enclosure into the interior of the telecommunication shelter. Both the frame and the flexible cover may be adjustable to fit over battery stacks of various sizes.10-06-2011
20090311586Middle- or large-sized battery pack case providing improved distribution uniformity in coolant flux - Disclosed herein is a battery pack case in which a battery module (12-17-2009
20110212355U-FORMED COOLING PLATE WITH SOLID FINS FOR LITHIUM POUCH CELLS - A cooling system for a battery pack module with a plurality of battery cells includes a cooling plate assembly having a first side wall and a second side wall spaced apart from one another. The first and second side walls are connected by a base wall. The first side wall, the second side wall and the base wall have at least one flow channel formed therein. The first side wall has an inlet in fluid communication with the flow channel. The second side wall has an outlet in fluid communication with the flow channel. The cooling plate assembly is configured to be placed in heat transfer communication with the battery cells disposed between the first and second side walls. The cooling plate assembly permits a coolant to flow into the inlet, through the at least one flow channel, and out of the outlet to regulate a temperature of the battery cells.09-01-2011
20090202897Battery module - The present invention relates to a battery module including a plurality of unit batteries. The battery module includes the plurality of unit batteries electrically connected to each other, a housing having a plurality of penetration holes in which the unit batteries are provided to respective correspond to the unit batteries, and a duct member combined with the housing to cover electrode terminals of the unit batteries. The duct member includes a coolant passage through which a coolant is provided to the penetration hole and a gas exhaust passage for exhausting gas generated from the unit batteries in a predetermined direction.08-13-2009
20130157102DEVICE MOUNTING BOARD, CELL, AND BATTERY MODULE - A device mounting board comprises: a heat dissipating substrate formed of a material containing at least one metal material selected from a group including Al, Mg, and Ti; an insulting resin layer laminated on the heat dissipating substrate; and a wiring layer laminated on the insulating resin layer, and on which a power module is to be mounted. The heat dissipating substrate comprises a random porous layer arranged such that it faces the insulating resin layer, and having cavities elongated in respective random directions.06-20-2013
20100055553BATTERY COOLING DEVICE, BATTERY ATTACHED WITH COOLING DEVICE, AND VEHICLE - Provided are a battery cooling device utilizing intake air or exhaust gas of an engine, a battery having a cooling device attached to it, and a vehicle mounted with the battery cooling device and an engine. The battery cooling device has a battery housing chamber capable of housing a battery and filled with refrigerant, a turbine to be rotated by exhaust gas of the engine, and a refrigerant flow part including a compressor, a heat exchanger a pipe, etc.03-04-2010
20110177373BATTERY CONSISTING OF A PLURALITY OF CELLS POSITIONED AND CONNECTED TOGETHER WITHOUT WELDING - The invention relates to a battery including a plurality of juxtaposed cylindrical or prismatic cells located in the through holes of a separating and positioning crate, characterised in that the separating and positioning crate is provided between two contact and holding plates having inner surfaces provided with one or more contact strips attached without welding against said faces and ensuring the electric interconnection between a plurality of cells. Said contact strip or each of said contact strips is made of a flexible conducting material having a plurality of flexible contact tabs cut in said contact strip(s) and maintained against the terminals of the cells by individual elastic pressure means secured by screwing onto the separating and positioning crate so that said contact tabs are individually pressed against one of the terminals or poles of said cells.07-21-2011
20100062328POWER STORAGE APPARATUS AND COOLING SYSTEM - To provide a power storage apparatus which can achieve improved heat radiation of a power storage unit, a power storage apparatus has a power storage unit including an electrode element placed with an electrolyte layer, and a case housing the power storage unit and a cooling fluid which is used for cooling the power storage unit and is in contact with at least the electrode element.03-11-2010
20110151302Battery pack - A battery pack including a battery module including at least one battery cell; and a spray unit above the battery module for spraying an insulation fluid onto the battery module.06-23-2011
20110151300BATTERY ASSEMBLIES - A battery module includes first, second, and third stacked battery cells, the second battery cell being arranged between the first battery cell and the third battery cell. The battery module further includes a first heat transfer layer arranged between the first battery cell and the second battery cell and a second heat transfer layer arranged between the second battery cell and the third battery cell. The battery module may further include a fluid conduit coupled to the first heat transfer layer and the second heat transfer layer.06-23-2011
20090214941BATTERY ASSEMBLY - A battery module of the present invention is adaptable to be utilized in various configurations including and not limited to an overlapping battery cell packaging configuration and a vertical stack battery cell packaging configuration used in an automotive vehicle. The battery module has a plurality of battery heatsink assemblies with the cells disposed therebetween. A plurality of rods extend through the each heatsink assemblies to secure the heatsink assemblies and the cell with one another to form the battery module.08-27-2009
20110097617Battery Set with Heat Conducting Jelly - A battery set filled with heat conducting jelly is disclosed, which comprises a shell, for housing a cooling unit; and a plurality of battery cells, each battery cell being disposed inside the shell while having a heat conducting jelly, featuring with electric insulation and heat conduction abilities, to be filled surrounding the periphery thereof and contacting with the outer surface of each battery cell.04-28-2011
20110076542High-Performance Rechargeable Batteries with Fast Solid-State Ion Conductors - A high-performance rechargeable battery using ultra-fast ion conductors. In one embodiment the rechargeable battery apparatus includes an enclosure, a first electrode operatively connected to the enclosure, a second electrode operatively connected to the enclosure, a nanomaterial in the enclosure, and a heat transfer unit.03-31-2011
20110070475DEVICE FOR MAKING RAPID CONNECTIONS AND DISCONNECTIONS BETWEEN HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY MODULES AND OTHER MOTOR VEHICLE SYSTEMS - A battery module for a vehicle comprises a first portion adapted to be mounted to a vehicle and a second portion mounted to a battery box. A first pair of high voltage electrical connectors is mounted to the first portion and a second pair of high voltage electrical connectors are mounted to the second portion. The first pair of high voltage electrical connectors are configured to mate with the second pair of high voltage electrical connectors. Additionally, a first general electrical connector is mounted to the first portion of the battery box and a second general electrical connector is mounted to the second portion of the battery box. The first general electrical connector is configured to mate with the second general electrical connector.03-24-2011
20110076540BATTERY COOLING APPARATUS FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE - A battery pack apparatus has a plurality of battery cell units that are stacked together in generally parallel relation. The battery cell units are configured to define converging air flow spaces therebetween. An air inlet header provides a converging air inlet plenum that is situated adjacent one side of the battery cell units and an air outlet header provides a diverging air outlet plenum that is situated adjacent an opposite side of the battery cell units. A blower or fan forces air into the air inlet plenum. The air flows through the air flow spaces between the battery cell units to cool the battery cell units. The speed of the air increases as it advances through the air inlet plenum and the plurality of air flow spaces.03-31-2011
20110059347BATTERY MODULE HAVING EXCELLENT HEAT DISSIPATION ABILITY AND BATTERY PACK EMPLOYED WITH THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a battery module including a plurality of plate-shaped battery cells mounted in a module case in a state in which the plate-shaped battery cells are sequentially stacked, 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, and a plurality of heat dissipation members are disposed in two or more interfaces between the respective plate-shaped battery cells such that heat generated from the plate-shaped battery cells during charge and discharge of the plate-shaped battery cells is removed by thermal conduction through the heat dissipation members.03-10-2011
20110070476POWER STORAGE APPARATUS - A power storage apparatus includes a plurality of power storage components arranged side by side in a predetermined direction (X direction), and a spacer located between the power storage components adjacent in the predetermined direction and in contact with the power storage components. The spacer has a base material formed of resin and a blowing agent held by the base material and thermally decomposed in response to a temperature rise associated with heat generation of the power storage component.03-24-2011
20110070474BATTERY MODULE OF IMPROVED SAFETY - Disclosed herein is a battery module configured in a structure in which a plurality of battery cells or unit modules (‘unit cells’) are stacked, and a heat sink is mounted to electrical connection regions between the unit cells and/or to outsides of battery module connection members connected to the electrical connection regions.03-24-2011
20100304202RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery includes a receiving member, a circuit board, a number of batteries, and a heat dissipating member. The circuit board, the number of batteries, and the heat dissipating member are mounted to the receiving member. A connector is mounted to the receiving member, and extends outward from the receiving member. The connector and the number of batteries are electrically connected to the circuit board. The heat dissipating member is covered on, and in contact with, the plurality of batteries, the heat dissipating member is made of material of high heat conductivity.12-02-2010
20100297487HEATING DEVICE FOR A BATTERY AND BATTERY ASSEMBLY HAVING THE SAME - Disclosed are a heat-generating device for a battery and a battery assembly enabling a battery to stably produce electricity even under low-temperature conditions. The heat-generating device for a battery includes a heating element positioned on one side of the battery and generates heat through a reaction with the air. The heating element comprises a main body generating heat through the reaction with the air, and a supporting body wrapping the main body to adhere to the battery. Accordingly, the internal temperature of the battery can be maintained within possible activation temperature ranges to allow the battery to produce electricity, thereby making the battery performance sustainable under low-temperature conditions.11-25-2010
20100112428POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS - A power supply apparatus in which an assembled battery and coolant that cools the assembled battery are housed in a battery case is structured such that an endless belt is arranged in the coolant and the coolant is circulated by endlessly rotating the endless belt. The endless belt is arranged so as to surround the assembled battery. Circulation fins are provided on the endless belt. As a result, a variation in temperature distribution of the coolant can be suppressed and the power supply apparatus can be made smaller.05-06-2010
20100035139Low thermal spread battery module - A battery pack assembly including a plurality of cells surrounded by a spacer for creating a radial space between the cell and cylindrical sections defining a casing. At least two of the cylindrical sections are conical or in different radial positions to define differing volumes between the respective two cells. Each of the cylindrical sections may be eccentrically offset from the respective cell to define a greater radial space adjacent the air inlet chamber and a lesser radial space adjacent the respective exit to increase the velocity of the discharging air adjacent the respective exit. Each of the cylindrical sections may have a casing undulating surface extending circumferentially and/or each of the walls of the cells may have a similar cell undulating surface to increase the cooling capacity of the cooling air.02-11-2010
20110151301BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes a plurality of battery modules each comprising a plurality of battery cells; and a heat absorber mounted adjacent to at least one of the battery modules, wherein the heat absorber includes a phase change material.06-23-2011
20110177374BATTERY COOLING - An end-to-end cell connection system for a battery assembly uses a conductive interconnector with an inner portion welded to an end of one cell, a standoff portion contiguous with the ring portion, tabs extending from the standoff portion, with the tabs welded to an end of another cell. By placing an insulator between the interconnector and the one cell, an electrical short is prevented in the event that a longitudinally coupled cell group is jostled. At the cell connections, there is a recess. To hold the cell group in place, the housing has a tab extending into the recess. The tab is at the center so that any dimensional variations are accommodated on each side of the tab. The interconnector also may include a receptacle for a thermistor to obtain a measure of battery assembly temperature. Diverter ribs may be provided in the housing to distribute flow to all cells.07-21-2011
20120121961Battery with an Internal Compressible Mechanism - In one aspect of the invention, a rechargeable battery has a cathode cavity formed in a cathode housing and a anode cavity in a anode housing. A moveable membrane is disposed between the cathode cavity and the anode cavity. The cathode cavities are filled with an electrolyte.05-17-2012
20120148895BATTERY MODULE - A cooling unit 06-14-2012
20110052961Battery With a Heat Conducting Plate and Several Individual Cells - In a battery with a heat-conducting plate and several individual cells that are combined into a cell combination, wherein with pole contacts of the individual cells electrically interconnected in parallel and/or in series. The cell compound and the heat-conducting plate are completely surrounded by a clamping element. A contact plate is arranged between the first individual cell and the clamping elements and at the face side between the last individual cell and the clamping elements.03-03-2011
20110052960SECONDARY BATTERY MODULE HAVING COOLING CONDUIT - A secondary battery module including sealed cooling conduits through which a heat transfer medium flows between adjacent unit batteries. The secondary battery module includes a plurality of cooling conduits disposed in parallel facing each other and sealed so that a heat transfer medium flows therein; a plurality of unit batteries disposed between the plurality of cooling conduits; a supply conduit for supplying the heat transfer medium to the plurality of cooling conduits; an exhaust conduit for exhausting the heat transfer medium from the plurality of cooling conduits; and a spacer for maintaining spaces in the cooling conduits by being disposed inside each of the plurality of cooling conduits.03-03-2011
20110052959BATTERY MODULE AND METHOD FOR COOLING THE BATTERY MODULE - A battery module and a method for cooling the battery module are provided. The battery module includes a battery cell and a cooling fin disposed adjacent to the battery cell. The cooling fin has a solid plate and first and second tab portions extending from first and second edges, respectively, of the solid plate. The first and second tab portions are bent perpendicular to a front surface of the battery cell. The cooling fin extracts heat energy from the battery cell thereto. The battery module further includes a first cooling manifold that contacts the first tab portion of the cooling fin. The first cooling manifold has at least one flow channel extending therethrough that receives a fluid therethrough. The first cooling manifold conducts heat energy from the cooling fin into the fluid flowing through the first cooling manifold to cool the battery cell.03-03-2011
20100285346BATTERY ASSEMBLY WITH IMMERSED CELL TEMPERATURE REGULATING - A battery assembly includes a casing with a casing wall having inner and outer surfaces and an opening therethrough and being shaped such that a coolant chamber is formed within the casing adjacent to the opening. A sleeve including a compressible material is inserted through the opening. The sleeve is shaped such that a sealing portion thereof is positioned over the outer surface of the casing wall. A battery cell is inserted into the sleeve such that at least a portion of the battery cell is positioned within the coolant chamber. A sealing member is coupled to the casing such that a force is applied onto the sealing portion of the sleeve causing the sealing portion of the sleeve to at least partially compress and seal the coolant chamber.11-11-2010
20100285347BATTERY SYSTEM - The battery system comprises battery blocks 11-11-2010
20100297488EXPLOSION-PROOF STRUCTURE OF POWER SOURCE PART, EXPLOSION-PROOF TYPE BATTERY UNIT AND EXPLOSION-PROOF TYPE GAS ALARM - Provided is an explosion-proof structure of a power source part, an explosion-proof type battery unit and an explosion-proof type gas alarm, in which the degree of temperature rise upon short circuit of a secondary battery is reduced and explosion-proof performance with high reliability is achieved. The explosion-proof structure of a power source in an explosion-proof type apparatus employing a secondary battery as a power source for driving is fabricated by arranging a heat-radiating member composed of a metal at an outer peripheral surface of the secondary battery in a state that at least a part thereof comes into close contact with the surface. The explosion-proof type battery unit is composed of a cylindrical secondary battery and a heat-radiating member composed of a metal provided at an outer peripheral surface of the secondary battery in a state that at least a part thereof comes into close contact with the surface. The explosion-proof type gas alarm is fabricated by using the explosion-proof type battery unit or providing the heat-radiating member in a housing in a gas alarm body to form the explosion-proof structure of the power source part.11-25-2010
20110262791MIDDLE OR LARGE-SIZED BATTERY PACK CASE PROVIDING IMPROVED DISTRIBUTION UNIFORMITY OF 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, the battery pack case is further provided with a flow space (‘inlet duct’) extending from the coolant inlet port to the battery module and another flow space (‘outlet duct’) extending from the battery module to the coolant outlet port, and one or more guide members are disposed in the inlet duct for guiding the flow of the coolant in the direction parallel to the stacking direction of the battery cells.10-27-2011
20110135985Secondary battery module and battery spacer of secondary battery module - A secondary battery module and a battery spacer, the secondary battery module including a plurality of unit cells; and a battery spacer between the unit cells, the battery spacer including a base portion, the base portion including a portion contacting a large side surface of a unit cell, a wing portion projecting from the base portion toward an adjacent battery spacer and enclosing at least a portion of a small side surface of the unit cell, and a fastening portion on the wing portion, the fastening portion being for coupling the battery spacer to an adjacent battery spacer.06-09-2011
20120301771ENERGY STORE DEVICE - The present invention relates to an energy store device, comprising a plurality of cooling channels, which are disposed in a plane spaced apart from each other substantially parallel to each other and designed for a cooling fluid to flow through them, at least one collection box, which is disposed in the plane with and substantially perpendicular to the plurality of cooling channels and is connected thereto to take up the cooling fluid therefrom or release it therein, and with a stack composed of a plurality of electrochemical energy store units, which are disposed such that between two adjacent cooling channels of the plurality of cooling channels at least one energy store unit from the plurality of electrochemical energy store units is disposed, respectively.11-29-2012
20120301770ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL - An electrochemical cell comprises an electrode stack, a jacket which encloses the electrode stack to at least some extent, and at least one current collector which extends away from the jacket and is in current-carrying contact with at least parts of the electrode stack. A hook and loop part of a hook and loop connecting device is attached to the electrochemical cell, said hook and loop part of the hook and loop connecting device being configured by a plurality of metal hook and loop elements, especially by metal hooks or metal loops.11-29-2012
20120301769POWER SOURCE APPARATUS TO SUPPLY ELECTRIC POWER AND VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH THE POWER SOURCE APPARATUS - The power source apparatus to supply electric power is provided with a battery block 11-29-2012
20120301768BATTERY CELL DESIGN AND METHOD OF COOLING BATTERY CELLS - The battery cell design includes a battery cell component comprises a current conducting element, that includes at least a portion that is hollow, further component is configured to be located within a battery cell. Another embodiment of the component comprises a first element that defines a first fluid path therein; and a second element that defines a second fluid path, wherein the two fluid paths are in communication with each other, further wherein the battery cell component is configured to conduct electric current. A battery cell and battery cell assembly that uses the component, and a method of cooling a battery assembly is also disclosed. The present invention has been described in terms of specific embodiment(s), and it is recognized that equivalents, alternatives, and modifications, aside from those expressly stated, are possible and within the scope of the appending claims.11-29-2012
20110135986Assembled Battery and Toroidal Cell Used in the Same - An assembled battery with a high capacity, comprising a plurality of unit cells electrically connected with one another in parallel, the unit cells each having a through-hole and being of toroidal shape, and the plurality of unit cells are arranged in a nested manner such that one unit cell is disposed within another unit cell. The problem that toroidal batteries with high capacity, high power density and small thickness may have a large volume and low energy density is solved by connecting in parallel a plurality of unit cells nested within one another, and heat dissipation of the battery is also further improved. A toroidal cell having heat dissipating fins is also provided.06-09-2011
20110076541BATTERY - A battery comprising a plurality of individual cells that are formed by heat conducting reciprocal housing plates that are positioned at a distance from each other at least in sections so as to form fluid-permeable flow-through channels. A fluid flow guiding unit is disposed on at least one edge side of the individual cell housing of each individual cell.03-31-2011
20100104937Power Storage Cell With Heat Conducting Plate - An energy storage cell having a flexible envelope, which cell is attached flat to a heat-conducting plate.04-29-2010
20100159317BATTERY SYSTEM - A battery module for use in an electric vehicle includes a housing and a member provided within the housing that contains a plurality of electrochemical cells. The member includes apertures in an outer surface of the member that allow a thermal management fluid to exit the member after passing adjacent outer surfaces of the plurality of the electrochemical cells within the member. The apertures include apertures of a first size near a first end of the member and apertures of a second size larger than the first size near a second opposite end of the member.06-24-2010
20100159316Secondary battery module - A secondary battery module including a plurality of unit batteries that each include a cap plate and a case connected to either one of a positive electrode and a negative electrode of an electrode assembly and an electrode terminal connected to the other of the positive electrode and negative electrode, wherein the electrode terminal protrudes outside of a unit battery by passing through the cap plate covering the case, and a connector having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end fits on the electrode terminal of one of the unit batteries and is screw-engaged to the electrode terminal by a nut and the second end is connected to the case of another adjacent unit battery.06-24-2010
20100159315LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY - Provided is a lithium secondary battery that is capable of preventing thermal runaway inside the battery due to a short circuit. Included are cathodes (06-24-2010
20090169983BATTERY WITH A PHASE-CHANGING MATERIAL - Batteries containing phase-changing materials are disclosed for improved heating and cooling capabilities so as to minimize unnecessary operating temperature swings, increase heating and cooling uniformity and reduce heating and cooling requirements. The phase changing materials may be disposed on containers located underneath a button sheet, above a plurality of cells, on an inner casing of the battery, and/or on a cooling plate of the battery.07-02-2009
20090214940Power Train Battery Assembly Of An Electric, Fuel-Cell Or Hybrid Vehicle - A power train battery assembly of an electric, fuel-cell or hybrid vehicle for transporting passengers or goods has a plurality of prefabricated battery cells (08-27-2009
20110262794BATTERY PACK AND COOLING SYSTEM FOR A BATTERY PACK - A battery pack and a cooling system for a battery pack that includes a plurality of battery cells, the battery pack including a plurality of battery cells; a first refrigerant circulation pipe; and a second refrigerant circulation pipe adjacent to the first refrigerant circulation pipe, wherein the first refrigerant circulation pipe is configured to direct a refrigerant along a first circulation pathway, the second refrigerant circulation pipe is configured to direct the refrigerant along a second circulation pathway counter to the first circulation pathway, and at least one of the first refrigerant circulation pipe and the second refrigerant circulation pipe is in thermal co-operation with the battery cells.10-27-2011
20090197157ASYMMETRIC APERTURE PATTERN IN A CURRENT COLLECTOR FOR AN ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL - An electrode for an electrochemical cell in an implantable medical device is presented. The electrode comprises a current collector with electrode material disposed thereon. The current collector includes an asymmetric aperture pattern that uniformly dissipates heat during current flow through the current collector.08-06-2009
20090176150BATTERY TEMPERATURE CONTROL DEVICE OF VEHICLE - A battery temperature control device of a vehicle includes a battery, a vehicle-interior side air introducing means, a cooling unit, an air refluxing means and a control unit. The battery is mounted on the vehicle. The vehicle-interior side air introducing means is capable of introducing air from a passenger compartment of the vehicle. The cooling unit is disposed in the vehicle-interior side air introducing means to cool the air. The air refluxing means is capable of refluxing the air that has passed through the battery to the passenger compartment. The control unit is capable of controlling the air refluxing means to allow and forbid a communication between the air refluxing means and the passenger compartment according to a temperature of the battery.07-09-2009
20090176148THERMAL MANAGEMENT OF ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS - Provided are systems and methods that generally relate to passive dual-phase thermal management for rechargeable electrochemical cells. The provided systems and methods can include a nonaqueous heat-transfer medium such as a fluorinated carbon fluid. Fluorinated carbon fluids such hydrofluoroethers can be useful in the provided systems.07-09-2009
20110189526ENERGY STORAGE UNIT - An energy storage unit for storing electrical energy comprises a plurality of stacked flat cells, each having protruding electrodes. A cooling body of the energy storage unit is heat-conductively connected, at least in sections, to the flat cells. The cooling body at least partially consists of a plastic material and has openings through which the electrodes extend.08-04-2011
20110189522Battery pack - A battery pack including one or more battery modules, each battery module including one or more battery cells; a cover for accommodating the one or more battery modules, and a circulative fluid channel through which a cooling fluid flows, the circulative fluid channel being associated with the cover.08-04-2011
20100190044BATTERY UNIT - A battery unit comprises a battery case, and a plurality of battery modules stored and held in the battery case. The battery case includes a bottom wall and a partition. The plurality of battery modules are mounted on the bottom wall. The partition is provided and erected on the bottom wall. The partition separates the battery modules adjacent in a second direction traversing a first direction. The first direction is oriented from a first end of the battery case at which an inlet is formed to a second end at which an outlet is formed. The partition extends along a plane where the battery modules face each other in the second direction along the battery modules. The partition is inclined in the extending direction.07-29-2010
20110189527ENERGY ACCUMULATOR MODULE - An energy storage module having a plurality of stacked flat cells. The energy storage module has an interconnection formed in such a way that the energy storage module can be connected mechanically, electrically and/or for exchanging coolant with at least one other energy storage module of the same kind.08-04-2011
20110189525Conformal Heat Exchanger for Battery Cell Stack - A heat exchanger structure for use in a battery unit that comprises a first battery stack comprising a plurality of battery cells and a second battery stack comprising a plurality of battery cells. The heat exchanger structure is disposed between opposing surfaces of the first battery stack and the second battery stack and defines one or more fluid flow passages, the heat exchanger structure being dimensionally compliant to compress under expansion of the first and second battery stacks and expand under subsequent contraction of the first and second battery stacks.08-04-2011
20110189524BATTERY PACK FOR AN ELECTRIC POWERTRAIN VEHICLE - A battery pack includes at least a first stack of battery modules, and a second stack of battery modules, each stack including a plurality of battery modules arranged in parallel in side by side relationship extending in a longitudinal direction, the battery pack further including at least one heat exchanger interposed between the first and second stacks, the heat exchanger being in thermal contact with interstack coupling surfaces extending in a longitudinal and transversal plan [L-T] of the battery modules. The invention also relates to a corresponding heat exchanger.08-04-2011
20110189523Cooling apparatus of a battery module - Disclosed is a cooling apparatus of a battery module, which can minimize temperature deviation between a plurality of secondary batteries constituting the battery module. The cooling apparatus of a battery module includes a housing including an accommodation part accommodating the battery module, and an air passage through which outside air passes, a first heat transfer member fixed to the housing and having a surface exposed to the air passage, and a second heat transfer member disposed between the battery module and the first heat transfer member. The second heat transfer member may contact a portion in the battery module having relatively high temperature.08-04-2011
20110189521MIDDLE OR LARGE-SIZED BATTERY PACK OF NOVEL AIR COOLING STRUCTURE - Disclosed herein is a middle- or large-sized battery pack having two or more hexahedral battery modules, each including a plurality of chargeable and dischargeable plate-shaped battery cells or unit modules (unit cells), mounted in a pack case, wherein the battery pack is used as a power source for driving a vehicle, has a battery capacity of 5 KWh or more, and removes heat generated during the charge and discharge of the unit cells using an air cooling method, the unit cells of each of the battery modules are vertically stacked such that the number of the unit cells corresponds to a height of a battery pack installation space defined in the vehicle while neighboring unit cells are spaced apart from each other such that a coolant channel is defined between the respective unit cells, the pack case is formed in a shape corresponding to the battery pack installation space in the vehicle, the hexahedral battery modules being arranged in an inner space of the pack case, and a coolant for removing heat from the unit cells is introduced through at least one side of the pack case, passes through the battery modules horizontally, and is discharged through the other side of the pack case.08-04-2011
20110151304ROUND CELL BATTERY - A round cell rechargeable battery includes a plurality of round cells arranged next to one another and a dissipation element that is electrically insulated from the round cells and connects a group of round cells in thermally-conductive fashion so as to dissipate heat. The dissipation element is in the form of a rod and is bent in such a way that it runs in zigzag fashion alternately in each case along a lower side, an adjoining side wall, and an upper side of the round cells. The battery also includes an electrically-insulating, thermally-conductive, rubber-elastic thermoplastic elastomer, which is arranged at least partially between the dissipation element and the round cells to insulate the dissipation element electrically from the round cells and to dissipate heat from the round cells to the dissipation element.06-23-2011
20110151303BATTERY MODULE - A secondary battery module with waterproof and cooling functions includes a plurality of battery units and a waterproof shroud. The battery units are arranged by being interspaced to each other. Between any two adjacent battery units, a cooling channel is formed to be communicated to the external fluid. Every battery unit has an electrically conductive part. The waterproof shroud seals and covers the electrically conductive parts correspondingly. Thereby, the electrically conductive part of the battery unit is sealed, so a waterproof function is achieved and an excellent cooling efficiency of battery module is thus obtained.06-23-2011
20110262795BATTERY - The invention relates to a battery having a housing for accommodating at least one electrolyte. The at least one electrolyte is accommodated by the housing. According to the invention, at least one thermal conduction element is arranged in the at least one battery in order to increase the thermal conductivity within the at least one battery.10-27-2011
20120308869ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS WITH IMPROVED HEAT COLLECTION AND TRANSFER SYSTEMS - Provided herein are electrochemical cells having improved heat collection and transfer systems. For example, one electrochemical cell includes a drawn can having a blind side and a second side opposite the blind side. The cell also includes a positive terminal disposed in the blind side of the can and electrically coupled to at least one positive electrode disposed within the can and a negative terminal disposed in the blind side of the can and electrically coupled to at least one negative electrode disposed within the can. The cell further includes a base coupled to a substantially flat edge disposed on the second side of the can. A bottom surface of the base is adapted to maintain a substantially flat configuration when coupled to a heat sink.12-06-2012
20120308868BATTERY ARRANGEMENT - A battery suitable for hybrid vehicle use that includes coolant flow channels overlying a surface of each battery cell forming the battery, and a plenum that provides structural integrity to the battery. The plenum also defines an intake plenum having an intake cross section area that decreases as a distance from an intake opening increases and an exhaust plenum having an exhaust cross section area that increases as a distance from an exhaust opening decreases. The arrangement of battery cells and the plenum provide for a scalable battery design that can be readily adapted to various battery power ratings and cooling capabilities such as forced air cooling.12-06-2012
20100028765Rechargeable battery - A rechargeable battery has a plurality of rechargeable battery cells which are situated in an interspaced manner in a rechargeable battery housing filled at least partially with a filler material which encloses the rechargeable battery cells, with a first rechargeable battery cell including a first casing, and a second rechargeable battery cell including a second casing, such that the first casing and the second casing having different wall thicknesses, at least in sections.02-04-2010
20100028764MODULAR BATTERY UNIT - A modular battery unit with at least two battery cells (02-04-2010
20090023056BATTERY PACK THERMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A battery pack thermal management system for use in an electric car. The battery pack thermal management system includes a plurality of thermistors connected to a plurality of cells of a battery pack. A battery monitor board is connected to the thermistors. The system also includes a manifold and a plurality of cooling tubes connected to the manifold. A tube seal plug is arranged over an end of the cooling tube and an end fitting is arranged on an end of the cooling tube. The thermal management system will cool the battery pack to predetermined temperatures to increase the longevity of the battery pack within the electric vehicle.01-22-2009
20100159314Lithium Secondary Battery With Enhanced Heat-Resistance - Disclosed is an electrode whose surface includes an organic/inorganic composite porous coating layer comprising heat-absorbing inorganic particles and a binder polymer, wherein the heat-absorbing inorganic particle is at least one particle selected from the group consisting of antimony-containing compounds, metal hydroxides, guanidine-based compounds, boron-containing compounds and zinc tartrate compounds. A separator using the heat-absorbing inorganic particles as a component for forming or coating the separator, and an electrochemical device including the electrode and/or the separator are also disclosed. The separator using the heat-absorbing inorganic particles as a component for forming or coating the separator can ensure excellent thermal safety and minimizes degradation of the quality of a battery.06-24-2010
20100310919Lithium Ion Battery Pack having Passive Cooling - A lithium ion battery pack battery pack is disclosed. The battery pack comprises a housing, the housing having a sidewall and a sidewall opening extending there through, a plurality of lithium ion battery cells disposed within the housing, the battery cells having an anode terminal and a cathode terminal, first and second current collectors disposed in the housing, the first and second current collectors electrically engaging respective ones of the anode and the cathode terminals, a metal plate disposed in the sidewall opening adjacent one of the current collectors, and an electrically non-conductive barrier disposed between the adjacent one of the current collectors and the metal plate, wherein the metal plate draws heat from the adjacent one of the current collectors outwardly into the ambient environment.12-09-2010
20110117411Redox Flow Battery System for Distributed Energy Storage - A large stack redox flow battery system provides a solution to the energy storage challenge of many types of renewable energy systems. Independent reaction cells arranged in a cascade configuration are configured according to state of charge conditions expected in each cell. The large stack redox flow battery system can support multi-megawatt implementations suitable for use with power grid applications. Thermal integration with energy generating systems, such as fuel cell, wind and solar systems, further maximize total energy efficiency. The redox flow battery system can also be scaled down to smaller applications, such as a gravity feed system suitable for small and remote site applications.05-19-2011
20100151308INCREASED RESISTANCE TO THERMAL RUNAWAY THROUGH DIFFERENTIAL HEAT TRANSFER - One embodiment includes a housing, a first battery cell having a first cell thermal capacitance, the first cell fixedly disposed in the housing, a second battery cell having a second cell thermal capacitance, the second cell fixedly disposed in the housing a minimum air gap away from the first cell, the minimum air gap having an air gap thermal resistance and a heat conductor disposed adjacent each of the cells, with the heat conductor having a heat conductor heat capacitance. A combination of the first cell thermal capacitance, the second cell thermal capacitance, the heat conductor thermal capacitance and the air gap is sufficient to restrict heat flow from the first cell to the second cell during a thermal runaway event of the first cell, the heat flow restricted such that the second cell temperature remains less than a temperature sufficient to cause thermal runaway in the second cell.06-17-2010
20080292948BATTERY COOLING SYSTEM AND METHODS OF COOLING - A battery includes a plurality of insulated cells electrically interconnected to each other and at least one liquid-circulating cooling plate to cool the battery. Batteries in accordance with the subject matters disclosed may also include a plurality of cooling plates, a plurality of cells disposed between cooling plates, a button sheet to support the cells, a plurality of insulating sheets disposed between the cells, a plurality of bus bars electrically interconnecting the plurality of cells, and means for cooling the battery.11-27-2008
20110305935Battery pack - A battery pack includes a plurality of battery cells including a plurality of terminals, and a cooling member including a plurality of contact portions contacting the terminals.12-15-2011
20090258288BATTERIES AND COMPONENTS THEREOF AND METHODS OF MAKING AND ASSEMBLING THE SAME - An exemplary embodiment includes a method of sealing battery cooling plates.10-15-2009
20120040229POWER BATTERY MODULE - The present disclosure provides a power battery module, comprising: a battery pack, an upper case, a lower case adapted to be mated with the upper case; at least a baffle plate longitudinally disposed at a lateral side of the battery pack between the lower case and the upper case to fix the battery pack in a lateral direction; and at least a boss formed on at least one of a bottom inner surface of the lower case and a top inner surface of the upper case in a lengthwise direction of the battery pack to fix the battery pack in the lengthwise direction.02-16-2012
20120040226Battery Module - A battery module includes a plurality of batteries stacked together; a plate between adjacent ones of the batteries, the plate comprising a plate body; and a connecting tab extending from an edge of the plate body; and a first connection member extending along the batteries, wherein the first connection member has a coupling portion through which the connecting tab extends.02-16-2012
20120040221INTEGRATED STACKABLE BATTERY - A reversibly connected battery pack is provided. The reversibly connected battery pack includes a pair of end frames, at least one frame, a plurality of battery cells, and at least one power connector. One end frame has a positive terminal, and the other has a negative terminal. The frame(s) is positioned between the pair of end frames. Each of the plurality of battery cells has a positive tab and a negative tab. The positive tab of one of the plurality of battery cells is electrically connected to the positive terminal in the end frame, and the negative tab of another one of the plurality of battery cells is electrically connected to the negative terminal in the end frame. The plurality of battery cells are positioned in the frame(s) and the end frames. The plurality of battery cells and the positive and negative tabs are supported by the frame and the pair of end frames. There is at least one power connector electrically connecting the negative tab of one battery cell with the positive tab of an adjacent battery cell.02-16-2012
20090023057POUCH TYPE BATTERY PACK - A pouch type battery pack, including: a first pouch battery and a second pouch battery adjacent to the first pouch battery, wherein the first and second pouch batteries are combined by bonding an edge of the first pouch battery and an edge of the second pouch battery to each other. Accordingly, the bare cell can be separated without being damaged when the pouch battery is separated from the battery pack. Furthermore, the heat radiation performance is improved by including a heat radiation member between the two pouch batteries when the pouch batteries are stacked.01-22-2009
20120040228ELECTRICAL POWER STORAGE UNIT FOR MOTOR VEHICLES - An electrical power storage unit for motor vehicles, having a housing comprising an electrical battery cell pack in a first housing section and an electrical circuit therefor in a second housing section separated from the first housing section and separately openable, wherein the second housing section has at least one separated and independently openable maintenance region, which—with the exception of an optional contact-protected high-voltage fuse—does not comprise any electrical circuit components operating above a predetermined low-voltage limit, preferably 60 V DC.02-16-2012
20120040225MODULAR PLATE CARRIER CONCEPT FOR MOUNTING AND EMBEDDED COOLING OF POUCH CELL BATTERY ASSEMBLIES - A modular assembly for housing battery cells. The modular assembly includes a plurality of U-shaped members having cooling fluid channels, where the U-shaped members are mounted together in a stacked manner. Each cooling fluid channel includes an inlet and outlet orifice, where the orifices in the stacked U-shaped members align with each other. The modular assembly also includes a plurality of thermally conductive carrier plates, where a battery cell is mounted to and between opposing carrier plates. Side edges of the carrier plates are mounted in opposing retention slots in opposing U-shaped members where a cooling fluid channel in the U-shaped member is provided within the retention slot so that a cooling fluid flowing through the cooling fluid channel and the U-shaped members contacts the carrier plates and draws heat therefrom.02-16-2012
20120040224COMBINED HEATING AND PRE-CHARGING FUNCTION AND HARDWARE FOR PROPULSION BATTERIES - A battery circuit for an electric vehicle that employs a resistor that provides both a pre-charging function at system start-up and battery heating. The battery circuit includes a positive high voltage bus line electrically coupled to a positive terminal of the battery and a negative high voltage bus line electrically coupled to the negative terminal of the battery. A first end of the resistor is electrically coupled to the positive high voltage bus line, a first switch is electrically coupled between a second end of the resistor and the positive high voltage bus line and a second switch is electrically coupled between the second end of the resistor and the negative high voltage bus line. The pre-charging operation is provided when the first switch is closed and the second switch is opened and the heating function is provided when the second switch is closed and the first switch is opened.02-16-2012
20120040223INTEGRATED COOLING FIN AND FRAME - An integrated cooling fin and frame is described. The integrated cooling fin and frame includes a cooling fin having a cooling channel adjacent to at least one edge, the cooling channel having an inlet and an outlet; and a frame around the cooling fin and covering the edges of the cooling fin, the frame having an opening for the inlet and outlet of the cooling channel. A battery pack containing the integrated cooling fin and frame and a method of making the integrated cooling fin and frame are also described.02-16-2012
20120040222MOLDED FRAME WITH CORRUGATED COOLING FIN FOR AIR-COOLED BATTERY - A molded cooling fin and frame is described. The molded cooling fin and frame includes a corrugated center cooling fin; a pair of outer cooling fins on opposite sides of the corrugated center cooling fin, each of the outer cooling fins having a ridge around an edge; and a frame covering an edge of each of the outer cooling fins, the frame sealed to the edge of each of the outer cooling fins. A battery pack including the molded cooling fin and frame and a method of making the molded cooling fin and frame are also described.02-16-2012
20120301773ACCUMULATOR HAVING A DEVICE FOR CONDITIONING ACCUMULATOR CELLS - An accumulator having a housing, a plurality of voltage-generating cells that are arranged in the housing, a cooling/heating device and heat-conducting devices that are arranged between the cells and thermally coupled/connected to the cooling/heating device. In addition, at least one section of the housing is embodied as a cooling/heating device.11-29-2012
20120301772COOLING DEVICE FOR A BATTERY MODULE - A cooling device for a battery module is provided that includes a cooling element having at least one through hole extending from a first side of the cooling element facing the battery module to an opposite second side of the cooling element, at least one spring element disposed on the second side of the cooling element, in order to exert a contact force on the second side of the cooling element in a tensioned condition, and at least one clamping device coupled to the spring element and extending through the through hole, wherein a contact region of the clamping device extends beyond the second side of the cooling element when the spring element is in a relaxed condition.11-29-2012
20110064985BATTERY CARTRIDGE HAVING ELASTIC PRESSING MEMBER, AND BATTERY MODULE CONTAINING THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a battery cartridge configured in a frame structure to mount a plate-shaped battery cell therein, the battery cartridge comprising a pair of plate-shaped frames configured to fix the outer circumference of the battery cell in a state in which at least one side of the battery cell is open, wherein each of the frames is provided at the outside thereof with an elastic pressing member configured to fix a heat dissipation member to the open side of the battery cell in a tight contact manner upon manufacture of a battery module.03-17-2011
20110318625BATTERY MODULE - A battery module according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes: a plurality of rechargeable batteries; a housing incorporating the rechargeable batteries; and a plurality of protrusions allowing the rechargeable batteries to be spaced from each other in order to acquire a stable cooling function, wherein the rechargeable batteries are stacked and arranged to form a plurality of battery arrays and the battery arrays stacked in a flow direction of the cooing medium are different from each other in the number of protrusions located between the rechargeable batteries.12-29-2011
20110318628COOLING DEVICE FOR A BATTERY - A cooling device is provided for a battery (12-29-2011
20110318627TEMPERATURE ADJUSTING STRUCTURE FOR ELECTRIC STORAGE MODULE - A temperature adjusting structure adjusting the temperature of an electric storage module mounted on a vehicle has an intake path which takes in air in the vehicle interior from an intake port and guides the air to the electric storage module located below a horizontal plane on which the intake port is located. A bottom face of the intake path has an inclined face extending upward from a lower end portion of the intake port and facing the intake port.12-29-2011
20110318626BATTERY MODULE - The invention relates to a battery module with a housing and at least one battery disposed in the housing. At least one element for cooling and/or heating the at least one battery is provided. According to the invention, the at least one element is embodied by at least one heat pipe for tempering the at least one battery.12-29-2011
20120045684BATTERY SYSTEM AND MANIFOLD ASSEMBLY WITH TWO MANIFOLD MEMBERS REMOVABLY COUPLED TOGETHER - A battery system and a manifold assembly are provided. The assembly includes a first manifold member having a first tubular wall. The first manifold member further includes a first sealing member disposed on a first inner surface proximate to the first end, and a first male connecting portion extending from the second end. The manifold assembly further includes a second manifold member having a second tubular wall. The second manifold member further includes a second sealing member disposed on a second inner surface proximate to a third end, and a second male connecting portion extending from a fourth end. The first male connecting portion of the first manifold member is configured to be removably coupled to the fourth end of the second manifold member such that the second sealing member of the second manifold member contacts an outer surface of the first male connecting portion.02-23-2012
20120003521BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes at least one battery cell, an evaporator disposed adjacent the at least one battery cell in thermal communication therewith, the evaporator including porous media and a collector in communication with the porous media, and a coolant storage unit in incoming and outgoing fluid communication with the evaporator.01-05-2012
20120003523BATTERY THERMAL MANAGEMENT WITH PHASE TRANSITION - An apparatus and method provide battery thermal management through the use of a battery cell having an internal cavity and a phase change material (PCM) disposed in the internal cavity of the battery cell. By locating the PCM inside of the battery cell, the entire outer surface of the cell is accessible for direct heat transfer to a heat exchange apparatus.01-05-2012
20120003522THERMAL MANAGEMENT OF A BATTERY SYSTEM - A battery module includes a plurality of electrochemical cells arranged within the battery module and a thermal management system configured to provide thermal management to the plurality of electrochemical cells. The thermal management system includes a first thermal plate provided adjacent a first side of the battery module and a second thermal plate provided adjacent a second side of the battery module opposite that of the first side of the battery module. The first thermal plate includes a series of fins that extend from a surface of the first thermal plate from the first side of the battery module to the second side of the battery module. The second thermal plate comprises a series of fins that extend from a surface of the second thermal plate from the second side of the battery module to the first side of the battery module.01-05-2012
20120045682REPEATING FRAME BATTERY WITH COMPRESSION JOINING OF CELL TABS TO WELDED CONNECTION TERMINALS - A repeating frame assembly for a battery pack includes a first cooling frame member having a first electrically conductive connection terminal adjacent a first end of the first cooling frame member. The connection terminal includes a top leg forming at least a portion of the first surface of the first cooling frame member and a bottom leg forming at least a portion of the second surface of the first cooling frame member. A first electrically conductive tab of a first battery cell is attached to the top leg of the first electrically conductive connection terminal. A second battery cell may be contained within a second cooling frame member or a first spacer frame member having a second electrically conductive connection terminal adjacent a first end thereof for providing a compression joint having a low resistance electrical connection to the second tab of the first battery cell.02-23-2012
20120045683BATTERY SYSTEM AND MANIFOLD ASSEMBLY HAVING A MANIFOLD MEMBER AND A CONNECTING FITTING - A battery system and a manifold assembly therein are provided. The assembly includes a manifold member having a tubular wall with an inner surface defining a central aperture that extends from the first end to the second end. The tubular wall further includes apertures extending therethrough. The manifold member further includes tubular port members disposed over the apertures, and a sealing member disposed on the inner surface proximate to the first end, and a male connecting portion extending from the second end. The assembly further includes a connecting fitting having a tubular coupling portion, an abutment ring, and a tubular body. The tubular coupling portion is removably coupled to the first end of the manifold member within the central aperture such that the sealing member contacts an outer surface of the tubular coupling portion and the abutment ring abuts against the first end of the manifold member.02-23-2012
20120045681EXTRUDED THERMAL FIN FOR TEMPERATURE CONTROL OF BATTERY CELLS - A thermal management system for a battery pack includes a plurality of main bodies disposed in a stack, an inlet conduit and an outlet conduit in fluid communication with the plurality of main bodies, and a retention panel coupled to the plurality of main bodies. The main bodies include a thermal fin and conduit and are formed using an extrusion process, which minimizes a weight of the thermal fin and heat sink while minimizing a cost of the thermal management system.02-23-2012
20120208064ELECTRIC STORAGE APPARATUS - An electric storage apparatus has a plurality of electric storage units placed in line in a first direction, and a spacer forming space between two adjacent ones of the electric storage units, a heat exchange medium for use in temperature adjustment of the electric storage unit being moved in the space in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction. The spacer has a protruding portion on each of two faces forming the space and opposite to each other, the protruding portion protruding toward the inside of the space. The protruding portions provided on the two respective faces are shifted in the second direction from positions where the protruding portions are opposite to each other in the first direction.08-16-2012
20120009457BATTERY MODULE ASSEMBLY OF IMPROVED COOLING EFFICIENCY - Disclosed herein is a battery module assembly including a plurality of battery modules, each including a plurality of battery cells or unit modules mounted in a module case in a state in which the battery cells or the unit modules are connected in series to each other, wherein the battery modules are arranged adjacent to each other in the lateral direction in a state in which the battery modules are electrically connected to each other, and a cooling member including a coolant conduit to allow a liquid coolant to flow therealong is mounted at the outside of each of the battery modules.01-12-2012
20120009455Battery Module - A battery module including a plurality of adjoining of battery cells; heat conductive sheets between at least some adjacent battery cells, the heat conductive sheets being in thermal co-operation with the battery cells; a heat dispersion member coupled with the heat conductive sheets and in thermal co-operation therewith; and a heat dissipation member coupled with the heat dispersion member and in thermal co-operation therewith.01-12-2012
20120208063LIQUID COOLED DEVICE FOR BATTERIES - A battery liquid temperature regulating device includes one or more battery cells thermally coupled to one or more temperature regulating modules. A first temperature regulating module is thermally coupled to one end of each battery cell, and in some embodiments, a second temperature regulating module is thermally coupled to the other end of each battery cell. Each temperature regulating module is configured with one or more channels. Heat is transferred between each battery cell end, the material of the temperature regulating module, and the liquid flowing through the one or more channels. The temperature regulating modules are also thermally coupled to current collecting elements electrically coupled to the battery cell to similarly transfer heat between these elements.08-16-2012
20120115005POWER SOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR MEDICAL DEVICE - A surgical instrument includes a handle assembly, a battery pack, and a cooling device. The battery pack is operable to power the surgical instrument and may be inserted into the handle assembly. The cooling device is mechanically integrated with the battery pack. The cooling device is further operable to draw heat away from the battery pack while the battery pack delivers power to the surgical instrument.05-10-2012
20120115004BATTERY MODULE - A battery module includes a plurality of rechargeable batteries, end plates at outer sides of the rechargeable batteries; fixing members fixed to the end plates, each fixing member having a support step protruding from at least one side end, a reinforcement member contacting the fixing member, and a fastener fixing the fixing member and the reinforcement member to the end plate.05-10-2012
20120231319STRUCTURAL AND THERMAL MANAGEMENT COMPONENT - Structural and thermal management component. In at least one exemplary embodiment of a structural and thermal management component of the present disclosure, the component comprises a base portion defining an upper surface and a lower surface. An exemplary component further comprises a plurality of fins extending from the upper surface of the base portion at least substantially extending a length of the base portion, the plurality of fins configured to dissipate heat away from a structure positioned adjacent thereto, the plurality of fins and the base portion forming a structurally-rigid unitary body. In at least one embodiment, the structurally-rigid unitary body of the present disclosure is extruded from a single portion of a metal.09-13-2012
20120156542BATTERY CELL HAVING A JACKET - The invention relates to a battery cell (06-21-2012
20120156540Rechargeable Battery with Heat Sink - The rechargeable battery includes a battery body and heat sink thereon. The heat sink is provided with a plurality of longitudinal fins. A longitudinal trough is formed between each two adjacent fins. An annular trough is formed transversely through the fins. The annular trough is orthogonal to the fins. The heat sink dissipates the heat from the battery body by means of the fins, longitudinal trough and annular trough.06-21-2012
20120070711BATTERY PACK WITH COOLING PASSAGE - A battery pack includes battery modules each having a battery cell and a battery case housing the battery cell therein. The battery modules are stacked in a stacking direction so that a cooling passage for allowing a cooling medium to flow is defined between opposed surfaces of adjacent battery cases. One of the opposed surfaces has first ribs projecting toward the other of the opposed surfaces and extending parallel to each other along the one. The other of the opposed surfaces has second ribs projecting toward the one of the opposed surfaces and extending parallel to each other along the other. In the cooling passage, the first ribs and the second ribs intersect each other and end portions of the first ribs and end portions of the second ribs are in contact with each other in the stacking direction.03-22-2012
20120156543MULTI-CELL BATTERY MODULE WITH INTEGRAL COOLING AND ASSEMBLY AIDS - A battery pack includes a frame member, first and second lithium ion cells, and an isolation plate. The frame member includes a floor, walls formed perpendicular to the floor, and an aperture defined by the walls. The frame member is formed from an electrically non-conductive plastic. The first lithium ion cell includes a first positive terminal, a first negative terminal, and a first electrically conductive housing. The first positive terminal is electrically connected to the first electrically conductive housing. The second lithium ion cell includes a second positive terminal, a second negative terminal, and a second electrically conductive housing. The second positive terminal is electrically connected to the second electrically conductive housing. The isolation plate directly contacts both the first and second electrically conductive housings and electrically isolates the first electrically conductive housing from the second electrically conductive housing. The isolation plate is formed from the electrically non-conductive plastic.06-21-2012
20120156541Battery pack - A battery pack including at least one battery module having a plurality of battery cells aligned in one direction; a heat conductive member in contact with bottom surfaces of the battery cells, the heat conductive member including porous plates, and guide members spaced apart from the porous plates in an interior of the heat conductive member, the guide members defining flow paths for directing coolant between the porous plates; and a housing accommodating the at least one battery module and the heat conductive member.06-21-2012
20110091760System and Method for Inhibiting the Propagation of an Exothermic Event - A system and method disperses a sudden increase in heat generated by one battery cell to a large area including multiple battery cells, thereby preventing the sudden increase from being absorbed primarily by a small number of other battery cells, such as a single battery cell, that could otherwise cause the other battery cells to fail or release their own heat.04-21-2011
20110091759BATTERY MODULE - A battery module that has improved cooling efficiency includes a plurality of rechargeable batteries and a cooling wall that is installed between the rechargeable batteries to cool the rechargeable batteries, wherein the cooling wall includes first wall bodies that are connected in a first direction and second wall bodies that are connected in a second direction intersecting the first direction, flow paths in which a coolant moves are formed within the first wall bodies and the second wall bodies, and the flow path of the first wall bodies is communicated via the flow path of the second wall bodies.04-21-2011
20110104547BATTERY TEMPERATURE UNEVENNESS SUPPRESSING POWER SUPPLY - A power supply device is provided that includes a battery module 05-05-2011
20110104546NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE BATTERY - A nonaqueous electrolyte battery is provided which includes a battery element, and a package member for packaging the battery element, and in the nonaqueous electrolyte battery, the package member includes a layer which contains a blackbody material capable of using blackbody radiation and which has an emissivity of 0.6 or more.05-05-2011
20110104545Battery, Particularly for a Hybrid Drive - The invention relates to a battery comprising at least one temperature control unit that is configured as a cooling plate, and at least two galvanic individual cells, with a metal housing each, wherein the metal housing has an extension, which can be accommodated at least partially in a respective receptacle of the temperature control unit.05-05-2011
20110104548POWER SUPPLY DEVICE INCLUDING A PLURALITY OF BATTERY CELLS ARRANGED SIDE BY SIDE - A power supply device includes rectangular battery cells 05-05-2011
20120251865COOLING SHEET FOR AN ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL AND METHOD FOR CONNECTING A COOLING SHEET - A heat sink for an electrochemical cell, the heat sink comprises a cell region which is designed to be coupled to the electrochemical cell, a connecting region which is designed to be connected mechanically and thermally to a cooling plate, and a fold region which is arranged between the cell region and the connecting region and comprises a flexible fold of the heat sink.10-04-2012
20120121962BATTERY COOLING STRUCTURE - A battery cooling structure includes a first battery group, a second battery group, a third battery group, a first duct, a second duct, a third duct, a fourth duct, a fifth duct, a first connecting duct, a second connecting duct, a third connecting duct, and a bypass duct. The first duct is configured to allow a cooling medium after heat exchange to flow through the first duct. The second duct is configured to allow a cooling medium after heat exchange to flow through the second duct. The fifth duct is configured to allow a cooling medium after heat exchange to flow through the fifth duct. The bypass duct connects the fifth duct to the second duct or to the first duct.05-17-2012
20120171546HEAT DISSIPATING HOUSING AND LITHIUM BATTERY PACK USING THE SAME, AND SEMICONDUCTING TAPE FOR HEAT DISSIPATION - The heat dissipating housing (07-05-2012
20120171545ELECTRICAL ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE HAVING FLAT CELLS AND HEAT SINKS - The invention relates to an electrical energy storage device comprising: a plurality of flat storage cells for storing and discharging electrical energy, having opposing, flat current conductors, a plurality of spacer elements for maintaining a predetermined distance between the storage cells, and a clamping means for clamping the cells into a stack, wherein cells are clamped by the clamping means at the current conductors thereof between spacer elements by means of a force fit, wherein at least some of the spacer elements are designed as heat sinks. The heat sinks have fins extending sideways out from the stack. The heat sinks are alternatively thermally connected to the current conductors by means of a soft, heat conductive material. In a further alternative, two heat sinks are disposed between adjacent current conductors. In a final alternative, the spacer elements comprise relief holes for weight reduction. The alternatives can be combined.07-05-2012
20120171544GALVANIC CELL, CELL STACK, AND HEAT SINK - The invention relates to a galvanic cell (07-05-2012
20120171543DEVICE FOR THE THERMAL CONNECTION OF AN ENERGY STORAGE - A device for thermal connection of an energy store to a cooling plate and/or a contact element, and a cooling plate on a contact element and/or a fluid is provided. The device for thermal connection has a first region having a first heat transfer property and at least one other region having another heat transfer property, wherein the first region and the at least one other region are arranged next to one another in relation to the heat transfer surface.07-05-2012
20100092852STORAGE BATTERY AIR-COOLING DEVICE - The storage battery air-cooling device which cools down, by enforced air circulation, a heat generation of a storage battery mounted in a vehicle as a driving power source of the vehicle, comprises a battery case containing the storage battery with a marginal space on an outer circumference; a cool box being able to be placed and extracted from a vehicle cabin and refrigerating an object; a pair of ducts communicating a case chamber of the battery case with a box chamber of the cool box to form a closed air circulation path; and a fan being set in a halfway position of the closed air circulation path to drive to enforcedly circulate air in the path.04-15-2010
20120121960Battery with a Moveable Membrane Separating a Cathode and Anode Cavity - In one aspect of the invention, a rechargeable battery has a cathode cavity formed in a cathode housing and a anode cavity in a anode housing. A moveable membrane is disposed between the cathode cavity and the anode cavity. The cathode cavities are filled with an electrolyte.05-17-2012
20120231314Battery pack - A battery pack includes at least one battery module having a plurality of battery cells that are aligned in the same direction, a heat dissipation member disposed in alignment with the battery module, and a heat conducting member connected to the heat dissipation member. The heat dissipation member has a plurality of heat dissipation fins and a heat dissipation pipe. The heat dissipation pipe is connected with the plurality of heat dissipation fins.09-13-2012
20120164506Ester Based Heat Transfer Fluid Useful as a Coolant for Electric Vehicles - Provided is a heat transfer fluid formulation comprising at least one diester or triester species having ester links on adjacent carbons. The formulation exhibits an excellent balance of dielectric and heat transfer properties, and is useful as a coolant for electric vehicles.06-28-2012
20130171491APPARATUS FOR TRANSFERRING THERMAL ENERGY TO OR FROM A BATTERY CELL - An apparatus for transferring thermal energy to or from a battery cell is disclosed, which includes a thermally conductive plate enclosing a conduit in communication with an inlet for receiving a heat transfer fluid stream and being configured to cause the fluid to flow through the plate to an outlet. The plate has a surface for receiving thermal energy generated by operation of the battery cell and is operable to couple thermal energy to the fluid. In one aspect the plate includes first and second opposing walls and the conduit includes a first conduit portion formed in the first wall and a second corresponding conduit portion formed in the second wall defining the conduit. In another aspect the conduit includes an aperture in a central wall and first and second cover walls on either side of the central wall. The cover walls enclose aperture and provide a seal.07-04-2013
20100247999Prismatic Battery Module with Scalable Architecture - A battery system including: a plurality of subunits each of which has a heatsink and a battery cell and two voltage terminals symmetrically positioned with respect to a centerline of that battery cell, wherein all of the battery cells are arranged so that their voltage terminals are aligned along two rows; a plurality of identical busbar supports equal in number to the plurality of subunits, each having two slots and mounted on a corresponding different one of the subunits with each of the terminals of the battery cell extending up through the two slots; and a plurality of bimetallic busbars, each one supported by a different corresponding subset of the busbar supports and electrically connected directly to either a first or second terminal of each of the battery cells of each of the modules on which those busbar supports are mounted.09-30-2010
20100247997STRUCTURE OF PRISMATIC BATTERY MODULES WITH SCALABLE ARCHITECTURE - A battery system comprises a plurality of battery subunits arranged in a stack, wherein each battery subunit among the plurality of battery subunits comprises a first battery cell, a heatsink, a second battery cell, and a compliant pad in that order with the heatsink between and in thermal contact with the first and second battery cells and with the compliant pad abutting the second battery cell.09-30-2010
20100248000DEVICE FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY - A device for storing electrical energy is provided, especially for a motor vehicle. The device includes at least one rechargeable storage cell and a cooling unit which is in thermal contact with the storage cell. The storage cell is accommodated in a retaining element and is in thermal contact with the retaining element, mating molded sections on the retaining element and the cooling unit mechanically interconnecting the retaining element and the cooling unit in a self-locking manner.09-30-2010
20100247996SAFETY VENTING MECHANISM FOR BATTERIES - A battery comprises a battery cell having two voltage terminals and a flexible sidewall; a wall structure against which the battery cell is located, the wall structure including a sidewall that is adjacent to the sidewall of the battery cell; and a tooth structure that extends away from the sidewall of the wall structure and towards the sidewall of the battery cell, wherein the tooth structure includes a distal end sufficiently sharp to puncture the flexible sidewall of the battery cell when the flexible sidewall of the battery cell is forced up against the tooth structure due to a build up of excess pressure inside the battery cell.09-30-2010
20120164508BATTERY PACK APPARATUS - A battery system for use in a vehicle is configured to provide at least a portion of the propulsion power for the vehicle and includes a plurality of battery modules. Each battery module includes a plurality of electrochemical cells configured to store an electrical charge. The battery system also includes a plurality of fan assemblies each having a motor and at least one fan blade. Each fan assembly is associated with one of the plurality of battery modules to regulate the temperature thereof. A first fan assembly of the plurality of fan assemblies has a different configuration than at least one of the other of the plurality of fan assemblies or is configured to provide an output that is different from an output provided by at least one of the other of the plurality of fan assemblies.06-28-2012
20120164507BATTERY COOLING SYSTEM - The invention relates to a battery (06-28-2012
20120164505ENERGY FEEDBACK LOOP - A battery assembly for a mobile communication device includes a battery having a mounting surface, wherein a capacity of the battery increases with temperature. The battery assembly further includes a power amplifier assembly mounted to the mounting surface of the battery. The power amplifier assembly includes a power amplifier in thermal communication with the battery and a circuit board configured to receive the power amplifier, wherein the power amplifier is mounted to the circuit board. Generated heat from the power amplifier is transferred to the battery in order to increase the capacity of the battery in a given temperature environment.06-28-2012
20120129031HEAT SINK OF BATTERY CELL FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES AND BATTERY CELL MODULE USING THE SAME - A heat sink of a battery cell for electric vehicles and a battery cell module using the heat sink are provided to prevent deterioration of battery cells by effectively emitting heat generated from the battery cells. The battery cells are arranged at predetermined intervals and connected in parallel or series to each other. Each of the heat sinks is arranged between the battery cells and radiates heat generated from the battery cells. Each heat sink includes a heat-radiating case attached to at least one side of each battery cell and filled with a first refrigerant, and a second refrigerant circulating pipe arranged in the heat-radiating case and configured to circulate a second refrigerant for cooling the first refrigerant. A first refrigerant filled in the heat-radiating case may also be circulated for a heat exchange.05-24-2012
20120129030Battery Pack - A battery module includes a plurality of battery cells aligned in one direction, each battery cell having electrode terminals, a bus bar coupling the electrode terminals, a terminal shielding unit covering the bus bar, the terminal shielding unit including an upper shielding unit and a lower shielding unit with at least one opening, a pair of first and second end plates arranged outside outermost battery cells, and at least one coupling member coupling the first and second end plates.05-24-2012
20120219838THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE MEMBER AND BATTERY PACK DEVICE USING SAME - An object is to, in a battery pack device in which battery cells are lined up, provide a thermally conductive member that can reduce the risk of heat being conducted to an adjacent battery cell in order to make the cooling property of each battery cell uniform, and a battery pack device using this thermally conductive member. Provided is a thermally conductive member arranged between battery cells when assembling the battery cells into a battery pack, wherein the thermally conductive member includes thermally conductive layers each having a thermal conductivity of 0.5 W/mK or more provided respectively on both sides of a backing layer having a thermal conductivity of less than 0.5 W/mK. Especially, it is preferred that a resin member forming the backing layer has a flexural modulus of 1 GPa or more.08-30-2012
20120219839MECHANICALLY FLEXIBLE AND POROUS COMPENSATING ELEMENT FOR CONTROLLING THE TEMPERATURE OF ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS - The invention relates to a battery comprising at least two cells positioned beside one another, which form an interspace therebetween, with the aim of providing a battery, the cells of which following simple fabrication and positioning, are permanently accommodated in a material-preserving manner in the batter. Said battery is characterized in that the interspace is filled with a porous and deformable compensating element for controlling the temperature of the cells.08-30-2012
20120214041ELECTRICITY STORAGE MODULE - An electricity storage module includes: an electric storage unit block that is constituted by arraying a plurality of prismatic electric storage units through a holding member; and a cooling channel that is formed between the electric storage unit and the holding member, through which a cooling medium for cooling the electric storage unit flows. A part of a cooling medium inlet opening of the cooling channel is covered so that a flow speed of a cooling medium after flowing into the cooling channel is higher than a flow speed of a cooling medium before flowing into the cooling channel.08-23-2012
20110183179POWER SUPPLY DEVICE WITH BATTERY CELL COOLING MECHANISM AND VEHICLE INCLUDING THE SAME - A power supply device includes a battery block 07-28-2011
20110183177Battery pack for a vehicle - A battery pack for a vehicle, the battery pack including a sealed inner case accommodating a battery module; an open external case surrounding the inner case, the open external case including a first opening part having an open side and a second opening part having another open side; and an air flow channel between an external surface of the inner case and an inner surface of the external case, the air flow channel connecting the first opening part and the second opening part.07-28-2011
20110183176BATTERY CELL MODULE - A battery cell module includes an enclosure having an electrically non-conductive perimeter and at least one cover formed from a thermally conductive material. The cover has a substantially flat inner surface and sealingly engages the electrically non-conductive perimeter. A plurality of series-interconnected battery cells are placed together into facing contact with each other, an exterior one of the battery cells in facing contact with the inner surface of the cover to facilitate heat transfer therethrough and to provide a desired compression against the series-interconnected battery cells. A first end of the series-interconnected battery cells includes a positive terminal end, and a second end of the series-interconnected battery cells including a negative terminal end, the series-interconnected battery cells the positive and negative terminal ends extending through the electrically non-conductive perimeter.07-28-2011
20100173185Battery pack assembly for an intrinsically safe device - A battery pack assembly for an intrinsically safe device including a housing assembly. A pair of opposing end caps coupled to the housing assembly is configured to align a plurality of cells in a predetermined orientation. A potting compound is disposed in the housing which completely encapsulates all the surfaces of the plurality of cells and provides a uniform thickness of potting compound about the cells. The potting compound is configured to dissipate heat generated by an internal short of one of the plurality of cells and/or heat generated by over-charging or under-charging one of said cells such that the temperature of any external surface of the battery pack assembly does not exceed a predetermined temperature and prevents a venting of one of the plurality cells within the potting compound.07-08-2010
20120315529BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes a battery module having at least one battery cell, and at least one heat dissipation plate in contact with the battery cell, the heat dissipation plate having at least one channel configured to include a refrigerant, a rib arranged to define a frame of the heat dissipation plate, and a through-hole between the channel and the rib.12-13-2012
20100047682BATTERY SYSTEM AND THERMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM THEREFOR - A battery module includes a plurality of cells arranged in a battery pack. The battery pack includes a first tray configured to receive a first row of cells and a second row of cells. A second tray is provided over the first tray, the first row of cells, and the second row of cells. The second tray is configured to receive a third row of cells and a fourth row of cells. A third tray is provided over the second tray, the third row of cells, and the fourth row of cells. The first row of cells and the second row of cells are arranged between the first tray and the second tray and the third row of cells and the fourth row of cells are arranged between the second tray and third tray.02-25-2010
20100047681POWER STORAGE DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - In a power storage unit in which a bipolar battery is covered with a resin body, at least one through passage is formed to extend through the resin body, and a heat exchange medium is introduced into the through passage so that heat is exchanged between the heat exchange medium and the bipolar battery when the heat exchange medium flows thorough the through passage. The heat exchange medium may be a cooling medium or a heating medium. This configuration promotes heat release from the resin body from which heat cannot be sufficiently released.02-25-2010
20120177969Battery module - A battery module includes a plurality of battery cells aligned in one direction. First and second end plates are disposed outside of end ones of the battery cells, respectively. One or more connection members connect the first and second end plates to each other. In the battery module, one or more first alignment portions are provided on at least one side of the first and second end plates, and one or more second alignment portions corresponding to the one or more first alignment portions are provided to the connection member. Accordingly, it is possible to provide a battery module having enhanced reliability by improving the accuracy of assembling of battery cells members that constitute the battery module.07-12-2012
20120177971LOW PROFILE BATTERY PACK - A battery pack according to the present disclosure includes a first module array, a second module array, and a center channel. The first module array includes a first frame and a first cassette of battery modules disposed within the first frame. The first cassette of battery modules includes a first plurality of prismatic cells and a first plurality of module terminals. The second module array includes a second frame and a second cassette of battery modules disposed within the second frame. The second cassette of battery modules includes a second plurality of prismatic cells and a second plurality of module terminals. The center channel extends through a center of the battery pack and connects the first module array to the second module array. The first plurality of module terminals and the second plurality of module terminals are disposed adjacent to the center channel on opposite sides of the center channel.07-12-2012
20120177970FLEXIBLE BATTERY MODULE FOR PRISMATIC CELLS - A modular frame for a battery module includes: a floor that includes an electrically non-conductive material; end walls that are perpendicular to the floor and that include the electrically non-conductive material; and side walls that are perpendicular to the floor, that are perpendicular to the end walls, and that include the electrically non-conductive material. The modular frame further includes interior walls that include the electrically non-conductive material and that define: a first row of cell slots configured to receive a first plurality of prismatic cells; a second row of cell slots configured to receive a second plurality of prismatic cells; and a chamber disposed between the first and second rows of cell slots. The modular frame further includes a first and second apertures to the chamber. The first aperture is defined by the interior walls and the side walls. The second aperture is formed through one of the end walls.07-12-2012
20120177968Minimizing And Stabilizing Cell Temperature Gradient In A Battery Pack - A system includes a first battery cell, a second battery cell, and thermally conductive material that couples to the battery cells. In turn, the thermally conductive material dissipates heat between the first battery cell and the second battery cell, thus reducing a temperature differential between the first battery cell and the second battery cell.07-12-2012
20120177972BATTERY MODULE - A battery module includes a housing, a plurality of thermally conductive plates, a plurality of flat cells and a fixing unit. The thermally conductive plates and the flat cells are received in the housing. At least one of the thermally conductive plates is received between two of the flat cells and contacts with at least one of the two of the flat cells. Each of the flat cells respectively has a cell body and at least an electrode connected to and extended from the cell body. The fixing unit is received in the housing, and the electrode is fixed on the fixing unit. The battery module is applied advantageously to integrate the thermal dissipation system with the fixing structure. Additionally, the particular configuration used herein is beneficial to reduce the risk of electrode breakage.07-12-2012
20100273041TEMPERATURE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A system for managing the temperature of a battery, the battery having a first outer surface, is provided. The system comprises a first reservoir coupled to the first outer surface of the battery, and a first phase change material thermally coupled with the first outer surface of the battery, and retained by the first reservoir.10-28-2010
20100273042BATTERY ASSEMBLY WITH TEMPERATURE CONTROL DEVICE - A battery module of the present invention is adaptable to be utilized in various configurations including and not limited to an overlapping battery cell packaging configuration and a vertical stack battery cell packaging configuration used in an automotive and non-automotive applications. The battery module has a plurality of battery heatsink assemblies with the cells disposed therebetween. A plurality of rods extend through the each heatsink assemblies to secure the heatsink assemblies and the cell with one another to form the battery module.10-28-2010
20100009248Drive Battery Assembly Of An Electric, Fuel Cell Or Hybrid Vehicle - A drive battery assembly of an electric, fuel cell or hybrid vehicle has a plurality of battery cells (01-14-2010
20120219836HEAT SHRINK JOINING OF BATTERY CELL COMPONENTS - A cooling system for a battery cell includes at least one plate having at least one key, and a heat sink having at least one slot formed therein. The at least one key of the at least one plate is disposed in the at least one slot. The at least one plate and the heat sink form an interference fit joint securing the at least one plate to the heat sink.08-30-2012
20100291429Electrochemical Nanofluid or Particle Suspension Energy Conversion and Storage Device - An electro-chemical energy conversion and storage device includes an enclosure, a first electrode operatively connected to the enclosure, a second electrode operatively connected to the enclosure, a nanofluid or particle suspension in the enclosure, a heat transfer unit, and a circulation system for circulating the nanofluid or particle suspension to the heat transfer unit. The nanofluid includes nanoparticles plus a dielectric or ionic fluid. The particle suspension includes particles plus a dielectric or ionic fluid. A wide range of nanoparticles or particles can be used. For example the following nanoparticles or particles can be used: metal and metal alloy particles for anodic dissolution and thermal transport; hydrides as source of hydrogen ions; lithium and lithium alloys; intercalated graphite and carbon aerogel as Li source (anodic material); intercalated transition metal oxide as Li sink (cathodic material); and semiconductors for photovoltaic conversion in photo-electrochemical or hybrid electrochemical cell.11-18-2010
20100291428BATTERY ASSEMBLIES - Battery assemblies have been provided. In an embodiment, by way of example only, a battery assembly includes a casing including a plurality of walls defining a coolant chamber and a battery cell pocket disposed in the coolant chamber including a container section, a lip, and a first spacer, the lip surrounding the container section and including a casing adjoining section and a pocket adjoining section, the casing adjoining section configured to couple to the casing, and the pocket adjoining section configured to couple to an adjacent lip of an adjacent battery cell pocket, and the first spacer protruding outwardly from the container section.11-18-2010
20120219837APPARATUS FOR ELECTRICAL ENERGY STORAGE - A device stores electric energy, in particular for the traction supply of a rail vehicle. The device has a plurality of chargeable storage cells with cell poles, a cooling body that is in thermal contact with the storage cells, and a plurality of bridge members, by way of which two of the plurality of storage cells are in electric contact. Accordingly, at least some of the bridge members contact the storage cells on the sides thereof facing the cooling body. A bridge member contains a connecting web having two recesses and two connecting parts, each being introduced into one of the recesses. Each connecting part is connected to a cell pole of a storage cell to be contacted. The connecting parts are fixed non-rotatably and non-displaceably in a connecting web by a releasable tensioning device. Thus the efficiency and service life of the energy storage device can be increased by reducing the thermal resistance between the storage cells and the cooling body.08-30-2012
20120270088ALL SOLID STATE RECHARGEABLE OXIDE-ION BATTERY (ROB) SYSTEM - An all solid state rechargeable oxide-ion (ROB) battery (10-25-2012
20120189893TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED BATTERY SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a battery system, in particular for a motor vehicle, comprising at least one battery. To improve the electrical efficiency it is disclosed, that at least one absorption cooling device is included, which provides a useable controlled cooling for the cooling of at least one battery.07-26-2012
20120258347BATTERY MODULE - A battery module including: a plurality of aligned cells, wherein a cooling unit accommodating a cooling agent is provided in a vicinity of the cells, part of the cooling unit is a vulnerable section having a relatively low compressive strength, and the vulnerable section is unsealed when heat is abnormally generated in at least one of the cells.10-11-2012
20120231318SCALABLE BATTERY MODULE - A scalable battery module (09-13-2012
20120231317BATTERY MODULE - A battery module 09-13-2012
20120231316BATTERY PACK - A battery pack having improved heat dissipation characteristics. A battery pack includes a plurality of battery modules, each including a plurality of battery cells aligned in a direction, and a plurality of barriers, each being between a respective pair of adjacent battery cells of the plurality of battery cells and including a connection portion protruded to the outside of the adjacent battery cells. The battery pack further includes a heat dissipation member connected to connection portions of the plurality of connection portions, and a heat conducting member connected to the heat dissipation member.09-13-2012
20120231313PRISMATIC CELL WITH INTEGRATED COOLING PLATE - A battery cell assembly includes a battery cell including active material configured to generate power from an electrochemical reaction. A pouch formed from insulating material envelopes the battery cell. The battery cell assembly further includes a cooling element having an internal portion and an external portion. The internal portion is disposed within the pouch and is in thermal communication with the battery cell. The external portion is disposed outside of the pouch. The cooling element is configured to transfer heat generated during the electrochemical reaction away from the battery cell.09-13-2012
20120231315BATTERY MODULE - A battery module capable of improving low-temperature performance and heat dissipation characteristics. The battery module includes a plurality of battery cells and a heat conducting member. The plurality of battery cells are aligned in one direction. The heat conducting member is interposed between the neighboring battery cells, and has at least one electronic element that generates a change in temperature of the battery cells.09-13-2012
20130171490FLEXIBLE BATTERY PACK - Flexible battery packs for use in electronic devices are disclosed. In one embodiment of the present disclosure, the flexible battery pack may include a plurality of cells, such as galvanic or photovoltaic cells. The battery pack also may include a plurality of laminate layers coupled to the cells that include a top laminate layer and a bottom laminate layer. An adhesive may be used to couple the top and bottom laminate layers together such that each of the plurality of cells is isolated from each other. This arrangement may allow the battery to be shaped to fit a form factor of the electronic device. This arrangement also may allow one or more of the cells to be selectively removed from the plurality, which may be desirable from a manufacturing perspective.07-04-2013
20130171492BATTERY PACK - A packaging structure, packaging material and a packaging method for a battery pack including multiple battery cell units, multiple conductive units and one or more packaging materials are provided. The conductive units are electrically connected to the battery cell units. The packaging material is filled to gaps between the battery cell units and tightly bonded to surfaces of the battery cell units. The battery pack has an integrated structure. Therefore, the battery cell units do not move relative to each other, and breaking of connections between the battery cell units and a conductive metal line or sheet can be avoided.07-04-2013
20130171493Battery Heat Exchanger - A heat exchanger assembly includes a fluid transfer layer and a first external layer. The fluid transfer layer is made from an elastomeric material and the first external layer includes flexible graphite. The fluid transfer layer includes at least one channel and is configured to form a passage for receiving a thermal transfer fluid between the channel and a portion of the first external layer.07-04-2013
20080299449Cooling Structure Of Lithium Ion Secondary Battery System - The present invention relates to a cooling structure of a lithium ion secondary battery system. The cooling structure of a lithium ion secondary battery system according to the present invention provides cooling channels for lithium battery unit cells accommodated by a laterally partitioned arrangement of main frames, each having a heat radiation part and lattice-shaped paths, and partitioning frames, and allows air, blown by a cooling fan, to cool the lithium battery unit cells while passing through the cooling channels and the lattice-shaped paths. Each of the main frames has a pair of passage slots formed in both sides thereof to allow the air blown by the cooling fan to be directly blown to each accommodated lithium battery unit cell, thus forming each secondary cooling channel communicating with the pair of passage slots.12-04-2008
20080299448BATTERY UNIT WITH TEMPERATURE CONTROL DEVICE - A battery unit (12-04-2008
20120328928BATTERY COOLING STRUCTURE OF VEHICLE - A battery cooling structure of a vehicle. The battery cooling structure realizes uniform cooling performance compared to a conventional technique because a plurality of battery modules constituting one battery pack are sequentially cooled by cooling air which passes from one side to the other side of the cooling structure in separate ducting units, thereby improving the operational performance and durability of the battery pack.12-27-2012
20110003188ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE - A structure of energy storage device, including a plurality of rechargeable batteries disposed in a row with a distance to each other, and a heat dissipating structure firmly inserted accordingly between the rechargeable batteries. The heat dissipating structure is a heat dissipating medium of the energy storage device.01-06-2011
20110003187Battery Unit For Hybrid Or Electric Vehicles - A battery unit for hybrid or electric vehicles comprising a cell module including a plurality of storage cells, each accommodated in a prismatic cell casing with two large surfaces arranged parallel to each other and four narrow side surfaces. The prismatic cell casings with their parallel arranged large surfaces are stacked adjacent to each other. One of the narrow side surfaces, the cell casing bottom of each storage cell. A cooling device comprising a plate-shaped cooling body with one or several recesses, and one or several fastening mechanisms integrated into the cell module bottom that agree with a corresponding number of recesses of the cooling body, are configured to couple the cooling body to the cell module.01-06-2011
20120263991BATTERY PACK - Each battery module 10-18-2012
20110045335BATTERY MODULE HAVING FLEXIBILITY IN DESIGNING STRUCTURE OF MODULE AND BATTERY PACK EMPLOYED WITH THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a battery module having a plurality of plate-shaped battery cells which are sequentially stacked, wherein the battery module is configured in a structure in which two or more battery cell units are connected in series to each other in a state in which the battery cell units are stacked, each of the battery cell units is configured in a structure in which two or more battery cells are connected in parallel to each other in a state in which the battery cells are in tight contact with each other, the battery cells being mounted in housings, and external input and output terminals, i.e., a module cathode terminal and a module anode terminal, of the battery module are located at the same side or opposite sides of the battery module depending upon the number of the battery cell units constituting the battery module.02-24-2011
20120270089SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery includes a plurality of electrode assemblies; a case receiving the electrode assemblies; at least one electrode terminal electrically connected to the electrode assemblies and being exposed out of the case; and a hollow member, which is parallel to at least one surface of each of the electrode assemblies, passing through the case.10-25-2012
20110212354POWER STORAGE APPARATUS - A power storage apparatus has a power storage element including an electrolyte layer and a plurality of electrode elements stacked with the electrolyte layer interposed between them, and a case accommodating the power storage element and a heat exchange medium for use in heat exchange with the power storage element. The power storage element has an opening portion passing through the power storage element and extending from one end face to the other end face of the power storage element in a stacking direction. A top-face portion of the case located above the power storage element includes an inclined surface inclined with respect to the stacking direction in the power storage element.09-01-2011
20110236740NESTED HEATSINK HOUSING FOR LITHIUM ION CELLS - A cell housing includes a first half section having a longitudinal side having a first end and a second end. A first lateral side extends perpendicularly to the longitudinal side from the first end. The first lateral side has a first tongue. A second lateral side extends perpendicularly to the longitudinal side from the second end. The second lateral side has a first groove. A second half section is identical to the first half section. The first and second half sections are coupled to each other such that the first tongue of the first half section is inserted into the first groove of the second half section and the first tongue of the second half section is inserted into the first groove of the first half section, forming a closed perimeter.09-29-2011
20120321928MECHANISM TO REDUCE THERMAL GRADIENTS IN BATTERY SYSTEMS - A device and method are disclosed for providing substantially uniform temperatures to at least a first and second battery cell in a battery pack. A heat transfer control element is operatively coupled to the at least first and second battery cells. The heat transfer control element is adapted to transfer heat between the battery cells and insulate the battery cells from a flow of heat transfer medium. The first battery cell is insulated to a greater amount than the second battery cell.12-20-2012
20110244295SECONDARY BATTERY MODULE - A secondary battery module includes a plurality of secondary battery cells each having a measureable temperature and each spaced apart from an adjacent one of the cells to define a cooling channel therebetween. The plurality of cells includes a first one of the cells having a measureable first temperature, and a terminal one of the cells having a measureable terminal temperature and separated from the first one of the cells by at least one other of the cells. The module includes a fluid flowable within each of the cooling channels and in thermal energy exchange relationship with each of the cells. The module includes a housing having a surface defining an inlet channel disposed in fluid flow communication with each of the cooling channels and configured for directing the fluid flow to each of the cooling channels. The surface has a shape defined by a spline.10-06-2011
20100203376MIDDLE 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 a flow space (‘inlet duct’) extending from the coolant inlet port to the battery module and another flow space (Outlet duct’) extending from the battery module to the coolant outlet port, the inlet duct having a vertical sectional area less than that of the outlet duct.08-12-2010
20100209755SOLAR BATTERY UNIT - A solar battery unit is provided that can release the heat of the solar battery module sufficiently and suppress the temperature increase of a solar battery module by inhibiting the presence of an air layer with a low thermal conductivity in a heat transfer passage, whereby the energy conversion efficiency can be improved remarkably. A solar battery unit has: a solar battery module; and a heat dissipating member, provided on a back surface of the solar battery module, for releasing heat from the solar battery module. A heat transfer sheet including expanded graphite is interposed between the solar battery module and the heat dissipating member, and the heat transfer sheet is attached in a compressed state to the solar battery module and the heat dissipating member.08-19-2010
20130011712BATTERY TEMPERATURE REGULATOR - A battery temperature regulator is provided for use with an assembled battery in which plural battery cells are arranged in alignment with each other and each of the battery cells has positive and negative terminals projecting therefrom in the same direction. The battery temperature regulator includes a heat exchanger provided between the battery cells, a supply portion through which heat medium is supplied to the heat exchanger, and a discharge portion through which heat medium is discharged out of the heat exchanger. The supply portion and the discharge portion extend in the direction of the alignment of the battery cells. At least one of the supply portion and the discharge portion is provided between the positive terminals and the negative terminals of the battery cells.01-10-2013
20130011713Battery Module and Power Supply Apparatus - Equalization of a temperature distribution in a flow direction on a cooling plate is facilitated so that temperatures of plural cells that thermally contact with the cooling plate are equalized, to reduce variability in the state of charge-discharge and the lifetimes of the respective cells. A battery module includes a cooling plate having a refrigerant channel in which a refrigerant circulates, and plural cells that are thermally conductively coupled onto a surface of the cooling plate, in which the refrigerant channel is formed with plural large diameter pipes that decelerate the refrigerant, and plural small diameter pipes that accelerate the refrigerant, a channel sectional area of the large diameter pipes is larger than a refrigerant channel sectional area of the small diameter pipes arranged on an inflow side of the large diameter pipes.01-10-2013
20110159341BATTERY PACK - A battery pack 06-30-2011
20110159340PROTECTION STRUCTURE FORTHERMAL DISSIPATION AND PREVENTING THERMAL RUNAWAY DIFFUSION IN BATTERY SYSTEM - A protection structure for preventing thermal dissipation and thermal runaway diffusion in battery system is provided. The protection structure includes a battery module casing and at least one composite heat conduction plate. There is a plurality of unit cells disposed in the battery module casing. The composite heat conduction plate is located within the battery module casing, contacted with the battery module casing, and sandwiched between at least two of the unit cells as a heat transmission medium between the cells and the casing to control heat transmission among the cells. The composite heat conduction plate is a multilayer anisotropic heat conduction structure constituted by at least one heat conduction layer and at least one heat insulation layer.06-30-2011
20110159339BATTERY WITH A HEAT CONDUCTING PLATE - The invention relates to a battery with a heat conducting plate for controlling the temperature of the battery. The battery comprises a plurality of single cells connected in parallel and/or in series to each other, the cells being connected to the heat conducting plate in a heat conducting manner. In the heat conducting plate, a channel structure for a heat conducting medium is provided. In the region of the poles of the single cells, the heat conducting plate comprises bores through which the poles of the single cells extend.06-30-2011
20130022855BATTERY DEVICE AND BATTERY DEVICE MODULE - A battery device is provided, which includes a fixing frame, a battery and a heat dissipating structure. The fixing frame includes a first plane, a second plane and a third plane. The first plane stands apart from the second plane, and the third plane connects the first plane and second plane. A receiving space is formed between the first and the second planes. The battery is disposed in the receiving space. The heat dissipating structure includes a plate and a block connected to the plate. The plate is disposed on the second plane and comes into contact with the battery. The block is disposed on the third plane and has an input hole and an output hole for liquid to pass therethrough. With this arrangement, the heat dissipating structure can quickly dissipate heat from the battery by the liquid flow. A battery device module is also provided in this disclosure.01-24-2013
20130022857Single Cell and Battery Having a Plurality of Single Cells - A single cell with a cell housing is provided. The cell housing is formed from two housing side walls and an electrically insulating frame arranged between them. An electrochemically active stack is arranged inside the cell housing, of which electrodes of equal polarity are electrically conductively connected to each other to form a pole. The poles are electrically conductively connected to one of the housing side walls. At least one of the housing side walls is formed to extend completely over an edge region of the frame, wherein the projecting region forms a cooling element.01-24-2013
20130022856BATTERY WITH VOLTAGE-GENERATING CELLS AND AN I-SHAPED OR H-SHAPED INTERMEDIATE ELEMENT ARRANGED THEREBETWEEN - A battery having a plurality of voltage-generating cells which are arranged in particular adjacent to one another. The battery has a plurality of fastening/bearing points which are spaced apart from one another and on which the battery is fastened or bears. At least a first portion of the cells have a first mass, and optionally further include parts of the battery with an additional mass, and which come to rest between the fastening/bearing points. The first portion of the cells absorbs at least a substantial part of the bending/shear load arising in the battery between the fastening/bearing points. In addition, an I-shaped or H-shaped intermediate element is arranged between at least two voltage-generating cells.01-24-2013
20130022853Modular Variable Compression Thermal Management Battery Retaining System - The present invention provides a mechanically and thermally improved containment system for rechargeable batteries comprising battery retaining troughs having adjustable compression elements integrated with passive thermal balancing elements. The system is modular such that each individual battery retaining trough can be coupled to any number of other said troughs to provide a battery pack of any desired voltage.01-24-2013
20080248379Battery unit - The battery unit includes battery cells each of which has a case containing its electrode body, and its positive and negative terminals in a state that an end portion of the positive terminal and an end portion of the negative terminal are exposed outside the case. The battery unit is provided with radiators each of which is thermally connected to at least one of these end portions of at least corresponding one of the battery cells. The positive and negative terminals of the battery cells are cooled by a flow of coolant supplied to the radiators. The battery unit is further provided with a coolant supply passage through which the coolant is supplied to the radiators, and a coolant discharge passage through which the coolant which has passed through each of the radiators is discharged without passing through any other of the radiators.10-09-2008
20080241655ELECTRODE AND ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICE - An electrode is provided as one capable of achieving further improvement in safety of an electrochemical device when exposed to a high-temperature environment, and an electrochemical device is provided as one using the electrode. The electrode has a current collector, an endothermic material layer provided on the current collector, and an active material layer provided on the endothermic material layer. The endothermic material layer contains an endothermic material absorbing heat at 80° C. or higher in a differential scanning calorimetry curve thereof.10-02-2008
20080220325GAS VENTING SYSTEM - A system to vent a moist gas stream is disclosed. The system includes an enclosure and an electrochemical cell disposed within the enclosure, the electrochemical cell productive of the moist gas stream. A first vent is in fluid communication with the electrochemical cell for venting the moist gas stream to an exterior of the enclosure, and a second vent is in fluid communication with an interior of the enclosure and in thermal communication with the first vent for discharging heated air to the exterior of the enclosure. At least a portion of the discharging heated air is for preventing freezing of the moist gas stream within the first vent.09-11-2008
20080220324BATTERY PACK AND INTERNAL COMPONENT ARRANGEMENT WITHIN THE BATTERY PACK FOR CORDLESS POWER TOOL SYSTEM - An internal component arrangement within a battery pack housing having multiple cells and adapted for cordless power tools may provide desired mechanical support to constrain the cells. The housing with internal component arrangement is configured to route sensing wires from the cells to an electronics module of the pack.09-11-2008
20130143093BATTERY COOLING PLATE AND COOLING SYSTEM - A battery module according to one embodiment of this disclosure includes a battery pack including multiple spaced apart battery cells, and a cooling system having multiple cooling plates providing a cooling plenum. The cooling plates are arranged in an alternating relationship between the battery cells, with each cooling plate including at least a first cooling channel and a second cooling channel. The first cooling channel has a first shape and is arranged in a first thermal region, and the second cooling channel has a second shape different than the first shape, and is arranged in a second thermal region different than the first thermal region.06-06-2013
20130177797BATTERY CELL ASSEMBLIES - A battery cell assembly in accordance with an exemplary embodiment is provided. The assembly includes a first frame member having a first plurality of tabs extending away from a first peripheral edge of the first frame member. Each tab of the first plurality of tabs has a first coupling feature at a distal end of the respective tab. The assembly further includes a second frame member having a plurality of slots extending into a second peripheral edge of the second frame member. The assembly further includes a battery cell disposed between the first and second frame members, and each first coupling feature of each tab of the first plurality of tabs is configured to engage a respective slot of the plurality of slots of the second frame member to fixedly hold the first and second frame members together.07-11-2013
20130095363SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery including an electrode assembly; a case containing the electrode assembly; a cap plate covering an opening of the case; a safety device on the cap plate; a stiffener on the safety device and holding the safety device against the cap plate; and an electrode terminal electrically connected to the electrode assembly and fixing the safety device and the stiffener to the cap plate.04-18-2013
20130095364SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery including: an electrode assembly; a case containing the electrode assembly; a cap plate covering an opening of the case; a safety device on the cap plate and including a first lead; and an electrode terminal electrically connecting the electrode assembly and the first lead, the cap plate including a conductive member and an insulating portion, and the first lead is supported on the insulating portion, and the conductive member and the insulating portion being integrally formed.04-18-2013
20130115506Thermal Solution for Prismatic Lithium Ion Battery Pack - A lithium ion battery pack includes a plurality of prismatic lithium polymer cells and one or more graphite heat spreaders. Each spreader has at least two major surfaces and is made of one of a sheet of a compressed mass of exfoliated graphite particles, a graphitized polyimide sheet, or combinations thereof.05-09-2013
20130101882STACKED CONSTRUCTIONS FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL BATTERIES - A stacked battery has at least two cell segments arranged in a stack. Each cell segment may have a first electrode unit having a first active material electrode, a second electrode unit having a second active material electrode, and an electrolyte layer between the active material electrodes. One or more gaskets may be included in each cell segment to seal the electrolyte within the cell segment.04-25-2013
20130101881WAVE FIN BATTERY MODULE - A battery module includes two or more battery cells and a continuous wave fin disposed between the battery cells. The construction of the wave fin is generally one-piece such that fewer parts are needed to form the battery module. In a preferred form, the wave fin is made from a high thermal conductivity material to promote removal of heat generated by the batteries during their operation. Portions of the wave fin not in direct contact with the battery cells may be placed in direct contact with a heat sink to help remove excess heat from the module. Expansion units or related additional structure may be placed, along with the various battery cells, between the generally serpentine-shaped wave fin to provide uniformity in cell spacing. A method of making one or more battery modules is also described.04-25-2013
20130130086ELECTRICAL ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE WITH FLAT STORAGE CELLS - In an electrical energy storage device with a plurality of flat storage cells for storing and delivering electrical energy having flat current conductors arranged at the narrow sides of the storage cells, and with a retaining apparatus for fastening the storage cells, at least one storage cell is fastened by the retaining apparatus at at least two, particularly opposite, narrow sides. In this arrangement the retaining apparatus exerts a tensile force on the storage cell that acts in the extension plane of the storage cell, by which the storage cell is tensioned. The retaining apparatus may also be equipped with a cooling device for cooling the storage cells, wherein the storage cells may particularly be cooled via their current conductors.05-23-2013
20130130088BATTERY - There is disclosed a battery including: a laminated electrode body (05-23-2013
20130157101BATTERY ASSEMBLY HAVING A THERMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A battery assembly includes a plurality of battery cells disposed adjacent and in heat transfer relationship with a plurality of cooling modules. The cooling modules are directly affixed to or cause to abut at least one of a first thermally conductive base and a second thermally conductive base forming a thermal transfer path from the battery cells through the cooling modules to the at least one thermally conductive base.06-20-2013
20130157103ELECTRICITY STORAGE DEVICE - An electricity storage device includes: a plurality of cells that are aligned in a predetermined direction; a pair of end plates that sandwich the plurality of cells in the predetermined direction; and a restraining member that extends in the predetermined direction, is fixed to the pair of end plates, and exerts a restraining force on the plurality of cells in the predetermined direction via the end plates. Each of the end plates includes a first plate and a second plate. The first plate has a plurality of ribs on a surface that faces the adjacent cell and is formed of insulating material. The second plate is fixed to the first plate on a side opposite to the surface that faces the adjacent cell and is formed of material stronger than the insulating material for the first plate.06-20-2013
20130157098BATTERY CELL MODULE WITH SLIDING REPEATING ELEMENTS - A battery cell module includes a battery cell, a sliding repeating element, and a guide rail. The repeating element is disposed adjacent the battery cell. A gap is defined between the battery cell and the repeating element. The repeating element has a main body with at least one spacer coupled thereto. The guide rail cooperates with the at least one spacer and permits the repeating element to move with an expansion of the battery cell. The cooperation of the guide rail with the at least one spacer thereby militates against an overcompression of the battery cell.06-20-2013
20130157100CARBON FIBER THERMAL INTERFACE FOR COOLING MODULE ASSEMBLY - A cooling system includes a cooling plate configured to abut a battery cell. A heat sink is in thermal communication with the cooling plate by at least one carbon fiber brush coupled to at least one of the cooling plate and the heat sink. The cooling system may be employed in a battery pack for a propulsion system of an electric vehicle.06-20-2013
20080199766Power supply structure with air guide effect - The present invention discloses a power supply structure with an air guide effect, and the structure includes a casing for containing a power supply, and any surface of the casing has at least one opening, and the periphery of the opening includes an inwardly inclined fillet surface, and the surface of the opening that faces the power supply is installed with a bare fan without a frame. The invention not only reduces the overall volume of the power supply and lowers the production cost, but also increases the air intake angle through the guidance of the fillet surface, and allows outside cold air to enter into the casing successfully and increases the airflow entering the casing, so as to enhance the heat dissipating effect.08-21-2008
20110244293SECONDARY BATTERY MODULE - A secondary battery module includes a plurality of secondary battery cells each having a measureable temperature and each spaced apart from an adjacent one of the secondary battery cells to define a cooling channel therebetween. The plurality of cells includes a first one of the cells having a measureable first temperature and a terminal one of the cells having a measureable terminal temperature and separated from the first one of the cells by at least one other of the cells. The module includes a fluid flowable within each of the cooling channels and in thermal energy exchange relationship with each of the cells, and a housing defining an inlet channel disposed in fluid flow communication with each of the cooling channels and configured for directing fluid flow uniformly to each of the cooling channels, and further defining a plurality of inlet ports in fluid flow communication with the inlet channel.10-06-2011
20100075213Cell thermal runaway propagation resistant battery pack - A means for inhibiting the propagation of thermal runaway within a plurality of batteries is provided, wherein the means is comprised of a layer of intumescent material covering the interior surfaces of the battery pack.03-25-2010
20130149582BATTERY COOLING STRUCTURE - A battery cooling structure includes a cooling plate and an electrically insulative sheet. The cooling plate is to support a cooling surface of a battery module to cool the battery module including a plurality of battery cells arranged side by side. The electrically insulative sheet has an electrical non-conductivity and is disposed between the cooling surface of the battery module and the cooling plate to transfer heat from the cooling surface to the cooling plate.06-13-2013
20130149583BATTERY SYSTEM - A battery system of the invention includes a plurality of electrical cells, a battery accommodation casing, and a cooling fan. A bottom portion of an accommodation portion of the battery accommodation casing is provided with a cooling fluid introduction port that introduces the cooling air, and any one or both of the side portion side of a cover portion of the battery accommodation casing and the upper portion side of a side portion of the accommodation portion are provided with a cooling fluid discharge port (a first cooling fluid discharge port) that discharges air inside the battery accommodation casing. Furthermore, the cover portion facing the accommodation portion is provided with a cooling air guide portion.06-13-2013
20110236741ENERGY STORE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE - An energy store for a motor vehicle for storage and emission of electrical energy as required, having a multiplicity of cells which are positioned one above the other and/or alongside one another like an array, wherein each cell is surrounded by a first material, wherein a second material is positioned between the cells which are surrounded by the first material and form a cell array, and wherein heat exchanging ribs are positioned at edges of the cell array.09-29-2011
20110274958BATTERY PACK - A battery pack has multiple wall-shaped projecting portions, which are provided on side surfaces of battery cells perpendicular to a layer direction X, extend in a flow direction of cooling fluid and arranged in a direction perpendicular to the flow direction of the cooling fluid, to form fluid passages between neighboring battery cells. It further has multiple enlarged projecting portions, which are provided at intermediate portions of the wall-shaped projecting portions extending in the flow direction of the cooling fluid and brought into contact with the neighboring battery cells to receive action force therefrom. An outer dimension of the enlarged projecting portions in the direction, in which the multiple wall-shaped projecting portions are arranged, is made larger than a thickness dimension of the wall-shaped projecting portions.11-10-2011
20110274957SECONDARY BATTERY MODULE AND COMPOSITE ARTICLE THEREOF - A composite article for dissipating thermal energy from a secondary battery cell includes a first graphite layer, a second graphite layer spaced away from and arranged parallel to the first graphite layer, and a metal layer sandwiched between and disposed in contact with each of the first graphite layer and the second graphite layer. The composite article has a thermal conductivity of greater than or equal to about 1,200 W/mK and an electrical conductivity of greater than or equal to about 10,000 S/cm. A secondary battery module includes the composite article and a secondary battery cell having a length and an average measurable temperature along the length during operation of the secondary battery module. The composite article is disposed adjacent and in contact with the secondary battery cell to thereby dissipate thermal energy from the secondary battery cell during operation of the secondary battery module.11-10-2011
20100316900BATTERY PACKS SUITABLE FOR USE WITH BATTERY POWERED APPLIANCES - Cooling air intake port (12-16-2010
20100316899BATTERY MODULE OF HIGH COOLING EFFICIENCY - Disclosed herein is a battery module including a plurality of unit cells stacked one on another. The battery module has a cooling system that accomplishes contact type cooling by a coolant flowing through gaps (flow channels) defined between the unit cells, and the flow channels defined between the unit cells are at a predetermined angle to the flowing direction of the coolant at inlet ports of the flow channels. The contact rate of the coolant to the unit cells in the battery module is increased and a large number of turbulent flows are created by the changing the flow channel through which the coolant flows. Consequently, the occurrence of the velocity gradient of the coolant in the flow channel defined between the unit cells is prevented, and therefore, the cooling efficiency of the battery module is improved.12-16-2010
20130183566Thermal Management Structures for Battery Packs - A battery pack includes a plurality of cylindrical battery cells. Damage caused by thermal energy generated in the battery pack is minimized by a one or more graphite sheets in contact with a portion of each cylindrical battery cell.07-18-2013
20120282511Power Battery Pack Cooling Apparatus - Using a simple structure to facilitate a flow path delivering coolant in an even and well-distributed manner, providing efficient and effective cooling for power battery packs in electric vehicles. The heat exchange apparatus is composed of an ray of cooling duct plates, with ducts for coolant to flow within, with front and back covers and their respective rubber sheets facilitating the changing of direction of the coolant, providing a pathway for the coolant to flow throughout the array. Individual cells of the battery pack will be fitted in the spaces between these ducts, connected in series by a novel system of electricity-conducting clips, forming a structure where a comprehensive, well-distributed and compact cooling pathway can exist within the battery pack. The concept and structure of this power battery pack cooling apparatus can also apply to other future implementations and applications requiring compact and lightweight battery packs, or applications requiring effective cooling systems under space constraints.11-08-2012
20120282510CONDUCTION AND CONVECTION COOLED 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 having at least one battery array located within the enclosure. The energy storage module includes a thermal pad disposed between the battery array and an interior surface of the primary enclosure. A heat sink is disposed on an exterior surface of the primary enclosure. The heat sink comprises a plurality of fins which may be disposed angularly with respect to a longitudinal axis of the primary enclosure. The height or length of the fins may be varied relative to a fan location to provide uniform cooling across the battery cells in the battery array. An enclosing plate is mounted exterior to the heat sink and defining an airflow cavity, wherein the enclosing plate directs air from the fan across the heat sink.11-08-2012
20130157099PROPULSION BATTERY WITH PRE-MANUFACTURED STRUCTURAL HEAT EXCHANGER - A frame assembly for a battery package includes a frame body and a pair of frame covers. The frame body has a first recess, a second recess, and a central aperture. The central aperture is disposed between the first recess and the second recess. The first recess is configured to receive a first battery cell. The second recess is configured to receive a second battery cell. The central aperture is configured to receive an expansion unit. Each of the frame covers is disposed adjacent one of the first recess and the second recess. The frame covers hold the first battery cell, the second battery cell, and the expansion unit within the frame body.06-20-2013
20130183563TRACTION BATTERY ASSEMBLY WITH PLENUM ARRANGED TO PROMOTE DEVELOPMENT OF MORE UNIFORM PRESSURE THEREIN - A vehicle battery assembly includes a housing defining a plenum having an inlet, and a plurality of battery cells disposed within the housing. The plenum has an effective cross-sectional area that decreases as a distance from the inlet increases and is arranged to promote development of generally uniform pressure within the plenum.07-18-2013
20130183564VEHICLE BATTERY SYSTEM WITH NON-UNIFORMLY SPACED CELLS - A battery assembly includes a housing defining a plenum having an inlet, and a row of battery cells disposed within the housing. Each adjacent pair of the cells defines a gap in fluid communication with the plenum. The gaps proximate to the inlet are narrower than the gaps distant from the inlet to promote generally equalized flow of fluid through the gaps.07-18-2013
20130183565CASING FOR AN ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL - An electrochemical cell comprises an electrode stack, at least one current conductor connected to the electrode stack, and a casing at least partially enclosing the electrode stack, wherein the at least one current conductor extends at least partially out of the casing. At least one heating device is integrated into the casing of the electrochemical cell which has at least one preferably areal heating zone extending at least over a sub-region of the casing.07-18-2013
20110293986BATTERY MODULE - To hold cells while efficiently adjusting temperature of the cells, a battery module (12-01-2011
20110293983STACKABLE REPEATING FRAME WITH INTEGRATED CELL SENSING CONNECTION - A module for a battery pack includes a cooling frame and a spacer frame. At least one of the first and second surfaces of the cooling frame is adapted to transfer heat to a coolant flow. A first battery cell having first and second electrically conductive tabs abuts a cooling frame member first surface. A second end of the cooling frame member includes a connection terminal for electrically connecting to the first electrically conductive tab. A spacer frame member first surface abuts the first battery cell, and a second surface abuts a second battery cell. A first end of the spacer frame member includes a connection terminal for electrically connecting to the second electrically conductive tab of the first battery cell and the first electrically conductive tab of the second battery cell.12-01-2011
20130189556PLASTIC LIQUID HEAT EXCHANGER FOR BATTERY COOLING SYSTEM - Plate assemblies for a heat exchanger suitable for use in a battery assembly are provided. A plate assembly can include a first substantially planar member having a first side, a second side, a first opening, and a second opening. A first conduit extends from the first opening on the first side and a second conduit extends from the second opening on the first side. A first spacer extends from the second side. Some plate assemblies include a second substantially planar member having a third side, a fourth side, a third opening, and a fourth opening. The third side faces the first side, the first conduit connects the first opening on the first side and the third opening on the third side, and the second conduit connects the second opening on the first side and the fourth opening on the third side. A second spacer extends from the fourth side.07-25-2013
20130189559Frame System for Battery Cells and Battery Module - A quadrangular frame system for accommodating at least one battery cell and a battery module with the quadrangular frame system. The frame system is characterized by good force transmission, inexpensive production and simple fitting.07-25-2013
20130189557Cooling Device For A Vehicle Battery And A Vehicle Battery With Such A Cooling Device - The invention concerns a cooling device (07-25-2013
20130115505LITHIUM ION CELL WITH COOLING FEATURES - Provided herein are prismatic cell assemblies having a continuous cooling channel therethrough. Methods of manufacture of the cell assembly are also provided, wherein each of a series of stacked substantially planar components selected from cathodes, separators, and anodes includes a through hole, and wherein the through holes are concentrically aligned with the adjacent component before securing the assembly using an elongated tube to form a continuous cooling channel through the components. The methods further include inserting the secured stacked components into a pouch having sidewall openings aligned with the continuous cooling channel, and sealing the sidewall openings so that the pouch can be filled with electrolyte without leaking any electrolyte into the cooling channel, or leaking through the pouch sidewall.05-09-2013
20120009456Air-cooled battery pack - A battery pack includes first and second battery cells, a first duct, the first duct having an inlet at a first end and an inclined surface at a second end opposite the first end, and a main body, the main body being connected to the first duct and encompassing the first and second battery cells. The inclined surface may have a first edge and a second edge opposite the first edge, the first edge being adjacent to the battery cells, the inclined surface being inclined such that the second edge is closer to the inlet than the first edge is, and a gap may be between the first and second battery cells, the gap providing a passage for a heat transfer medium to flow from the first duct between the first and second battery cells.01-12-2012
20120021271BATTERY CELL SYSTEM WITH INTERCONNECTED FRAMES - A battery cell assembly includes a plurality of sub-assemblies. Each sub-assembly includes a heat sink and a first frame and a second frame disposed on opposite sides of the heat sink. The sub-assemblies are stacked to form a plurality of cell pockets that receive a battery cell. The battery cell assembly further includes a plurality of tie rods for fixing the plurality of sub-assemblies together. The first frame is formed with a plurality of through holes, and the second frame is formed with a plurality of protrusions with a hole extending therethrough. The frames are brought together such that each protrusion is at least partially received in a respective through hole. The interior surfaces of corresponding protrusions and through holes of the stack of frames form a passage for one of the tie rods to extend through.01-26-2012
20120021270PRISMATIC BATTERY CELL WITH INTEGRATED COOLING PASSAGES AND ASSEMBLY FRAME - A battery cell assembly includes a main body configured to generate power from an electrochemical reaction. The main body has a first end and a second end, a first side and a second side, and a first major surface and a second major surface. A pair of electrical tabs extends outwardly at the first end of the main body. An insulating element is disposed adjacent the first major surface of the main body. A cooling element is disposed adjacent the second major surface of the main body. The cooling element includes at least one cooling passage. The at least one cooling passage is in heat exchange relationship with the main body and configured to transfer heat generated during the electrochemical reaction away from the main body.01-26-2012
20120028099Electric Storage Module and Electric Storage Device - An electric storage module includes: a cooling plate with a predetermined thickness between a front surface and a rear surface, with the front surface and the rear surface functioning as cooling surfaces by a coolant flowing in the cooling plate; a first battery row made up with a plurality of battery cells, to be cooled by the cooling plate, arrayed along a predetermined direction, with one end surfaces of the battery cells being coupled with the front surface of the cooling plate so as to achieve thermal conduction; and a second battery row made up with a plurality of battery cells, to be cooled by the cooling plate, arrayed along a predetermined direction, with one end surfaces of the battery cells being coupled with the rear surface of the cooling plate so as to achieve thermal conduction.02-02-2012
20120028098MODULAR BATTERY DESIGN - A battery pack is described. One embodiment of the battery pack includes a pair of end frames, the end frames having a top and a bottom and a pair of sides, the end frames having a detent on at least one of the sides of the end frames to receive a clamp; a frame positioned between the pair of end frames, the frame having a top and a bottom and a pair of sides, the frame having a ridge on at least one of the sides of the frame; a plurality of battery cells positioned in the frame and the pair of end frames, the plurality of battery cells electrically connected to each other at the top of the frame; and at least one cooling fin positioned between the battery cells. Methods of repairing battery packs are also described.02-02-2012
20120028097REPEATING FRAME BATTERY WITH JOINING OF CELL TABS VIA WELDED-ON MALE AND FEMALE SLIP-FIT CONNECTORS - A repeating cell frame for a battery pack assembly is disclosed having a cooling module and a spacer module. The cooling module includes a frame having a first electrical connector and a second electrical connector disposed thereon, wherein a first battery cell includes a first electrically conductive tab in electrical communication with the first electrical connector and a second electrically conductive tab in electrical communication with the second electrical connector. The spacer module includes a frame having a third electrical connector and a fourth electrical connector disposed thereon, wherein a second battery cell includes a first electrically conductive tab in electrical communication with the third electrical connector and a second electrically conductive tab in electrical communication with the fourth electrical connector. The third electrical connector of the spacer module is releasably joined to the second electrical connector of the cooling module to form the repeating cell frame.02-02-2012
20130196207THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE PLATE HAVING A NETWORK OF FLOW CHANNELS, METHOD FOR TRANSPORT OF HEAT AND ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY STORE - In the case of a thermally conductive plate (08-01-2013
20120040227ENERGY STORAGE MODULE - There is provided an energy storage module including, a plurality of energy storage units having electrodes connected in series or in parallel, one or more cooling plates provided to alternate with the energy storage units, each having a flow path through which cooling water flows, so as to cool the energy storage units, and a housing surrounding the energy storage units and the cooling plates and including an inlet and an outlet through which the cooling water is drawn and discharged to thereby provide the cooling water to the cooling plates.02-16-2012
20130202940Battery having a Cooling Plate and Motor Vehicle having a Corresponding Battery - A battery includes at least one battery module having a lower face, a cooling plate having an upper face, and a fixing system configured for the at least one battery module. The battery module is arranged on the upper face of the cooling plate. The fixing system includes at least two rails running at a distance from each other. The at least one battery module is fixed on the cooling plate by the rails in such a way that the lower face of the battery module is in direct contact with the upper face of the cooling plate. A motor vehicle includes the battery.08-08-2013
20130202939HEAT CONTROL POUCH FOR BATTERY CELL MODULE AND BATTERY CELL MODULE HAVING THE SAME - Disclosed are a heat control pouch and a battery cell module having the same. The heat control pouch is interposed between battery cells. The heat control pouch includes a high thermal conductivity case having a sealed internal space, a phase change composite filled in the internal space of the high thermal conductivity case, and an elasticity sheet attached to both upper and lower surfaces of the high thermal conductivity case. Here, the elasticity sheet is formed of a thermoplastic elastomer composite containing a high thermal conductivity filler.08-08-2013
20120082882Power Battery - A power battery, the power battery includes an inner case (04-05-2012
20120082881BATTERY FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE - A battery configured as a plurality of battery cells for an electric vehicle with one board for supplying electric power to an electric motor. Each battery cell is provided with positive and negative electrodes on the side of the board. The board is provided with a plurality of cell connecting parts for transmitting cell information of each battery cell corresponding to each electrode. Sensor wiring connects each electrode and each cell connecting part. Wiring is formed are arranged over the board that radiates heat via an insulating adhesive. A heating element is mounted on a first heat-conduction member formed on a top face of the uppermost wiring board. A second heat-conduction member is formed on the downside of the lowermost wiring board. The first heat-conduction member and the second heat-conduction member are touched via a third heat-conduction member arranged in a through hole bored through each wiring board.04-05-2012
20120082880BATTERY CELL ASSEMBLY, HEAT EXCHANGER, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE HEAT EXCHANGER - A battery cell assembly, a heat exchanger, and a method for manufacturing the heat exchanger are provided. The heat exchanger includes a rectangular-shaped sheet having first and second rectangular-shaped sheet portions coupled together at a bent edge such that the sheet portions are disposed proximate to one another. Outer edges of the first and second rectangular-shaped sheet portions are coupled together such that an interior region is formed between the first and second rectangular-shaped sheet portions. The bent edge has first and second apertures extending therethrough. The heat exchanger further includes a first inlet port disposed on the bent edge over the first aperture, and a second outlet port disposed on the bent edge over the second aperture, such that fluid can flow through the first inlet port and into the interior region and then through the outlet port.04-05-2012
20120088141BATTERY CARTRIDGE HAVING ELASTIC PRESSING MEMBER, AND BATTERY MODULE CONTAINING THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a battery cartridge configured in a frame structure to mount a plate-shaped battery cell therein, the battery cartridge comprising a pair of plate-shaped frames configured to fix the outer circumference of the battery cell in a state in which at least one side of the battery cell is open, wherein each of the frames is provided at the outside thereof with an elastic pressing member configured to fix a heat dissipation member to the open side of the battery cell in a tight contact manner upon manufacture of a battery module.04-12-2012
20120088140BATTERY HAVING INTERNAL ELECTROLYTE FLOW PATH AND/OR INTEGRAL HEAT SINK - In one aspect, a battery is provided having at least one cathode sheet formed from a metallic foil electrode coated with an active material and at least one anode sheet formed from a metallic foil electrode coated with an active material. The anode sheet is disposed in overlying relationship with the cathode sheet so as to provide at least one cathode/anode electrode pair. The battery further includes a separator between the cathode and anode sheets, electrolyte, and a packaging encasing the at least one cathode and anode sheets and containing the electrolyte. The active material on the cathode sheet(s) is formed to have ridges and depressions therein enabling the electrolyte to flow and wet the electrode(s).04-12-2012
20120094166BATTERY MODULE HAVING HEAT DISSIPATION MEMBER OF NOVEL STRUCTURE AND BATTERY PACK EMPLOYED WITH THE SAME - Disclosed is a battery module including a plurality of plate-shaped battery cells mounted in a module case in a stacked state, wherein each of the plate-shaped battery cells is configured in a structure in which an electrode assembly is mounted in a battery case formed of a laminate sheet, the battery module is configured in a structure in which a plurality of heat dissipation members disposed at two or more interfaces between the battery cells and a heat exchange member to integrally interconnect the heat dissipation members are mounted at one side of a battery cell stack, and heat generated from the battery cells during charge and discharge of the battery cells is removed by the heat exchange member via the heat dissipation members.04-19-2012
20120094165BATTERY MODULES AND ASSEMBLIES - A battery module is provided. The battery module includes a first battery cell; a heat transfer plate contacting the first battery cell and defining a perimeter, the heat transfer plate having a first thickness; a heat transfer fin extending from the perimeter of the heat transfer plate, the heat transfer fin having a second thickness that is greater than the first thickness; and a fluid conduit coupled to the heat transfer fin, whereby, during operation, heat is transferred from the first battery cell, to the heat transfer layer, to the heat transfer fin, and to the fluid conduit.04-19-2012
20130209857BATTERY TRAY DESIGN - A battery pack includes a plurality of battery cells configured to generate an electrical current from an electrochemical reaction and a battery tray. The battery tray includes a channel formed from a plurality of walls. The channel is configured to receive at least a portion of the battery cells therein and permits at least an axial translation of the battery cells in respect of a longitudinal axis of the battery tray to accommodate an expansion and a contraction of the battery cells during an operation of the battery pack.08-15-2013

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