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Having intercell connector

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429 - Chemistry: electrical current producing apparatus, product, and process

429122000 - CURRENT PRODUCING CELL, ELEMENTS, SUBCOMBINATIONS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR USE THEREWITH AND ADJUNCTS

429149000 - Plural cells

429156000 - Complete cells

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20090197161BATTERY ASSEMBLY - A battery assembly includes a plate shaped first collector electrode provided between first and second secondary batteries for electrically connecting the first and second secondary batteries; a second collector electrode of a polarity different from the first collector electrode, provided on a surface opposite to the surface of the first secondary battery on which the first collector electrode is provided; a first terminal portion provided at the first collector electrode and connected to a first conductive member; and a second terminal portion provided at the second collector electrode and connected to a second conductive member; wherein the first and second terminal portions are arranged staggered in a direction of stacking.08-06-2009
20100151312Battery module - A battery module includes a plurality of unit batteries, each including a positive terminal and a negative terminal which protrude outside of each unit battery and which have bent terminal portions, and a connection member which electrically connects the unit batteries with each other and which includes a fixing plate fixed to the bent terminal portions of adjacent unit batteries by welding so as to improve productivity and provide high stability.06-17-2010
20100151313BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes: a plurality of unit batteries each having a rectangular-solid sealed metal unit battery case and two voltage terminals protruding from a terminal surface of the unit battery case; a spacer arranged between two main surfaces of adjacent unit batteries opposing to each other so as to maintain a gap between the main surfaces; and a connection portion which electrically connects the voltage terminals of different unit batteries. The spacer has a plurality of protrusions for supporting the corner portions of the unit battery cases and through holes formed at positions opposing to the main surfaces which can receive expanded portions when the main surfaces of the unit battery cases are expanded by inner pressure of the unit battery cases.06-17-2010
20120183840BATTERY MODULE OF IMPROVED WELDING RELIABILITY AND BATTERY PACK EMPLOYED WITH THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a battery module including a plurality of sequentially stacked plate-shaped battery cells, wherein the battery module is configured to have a structure in which two or more cell units are stacked in a state in which the battery cells are electrically connected to each other, each of the cell units is configured to have 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, and parallel connection between electrode terminals of the battery cells of the cell units is achieved by one to one welding at a single weld point.07-19-2012
20120183839LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY AND CATHODE FOR A LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY - The present invention provides a high-output lithium secondary battery. A cathode for lithium ion secondary battery of the present invention is used for a lithium secondary battery including a non-aqueous electrolyte solution. The cathode includes a complex oxide having an olivine structure represented by a chemical formula Li07-19-2012
20120183838BATTERY PACK AND BATTERY PACK MODULE - A battery pack and a battery pack module are disclosed. In one embodiment, the battery pack includes i) a plurality of battery cells each including a first conductive terminal and a second conductive terminal, wherein the battery cells are electrically connected in parallel to each other, ii) a plurality of first conductive tabs respectively connected to the first conductive terminals and extending in a first direction and iii) a plurality of second conductive tabs respectively connected to the second conductive terminals and extending in a second direction substantially opposite to the first direction, wherein the first conductive tabs face and correspond to the second conductive tabs, respectively. In one embodiment, a selected one of the first conductive tabs has a thickness different from that of the corresponding second conductive tab.07-19-2012
20130078500NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY AND COMBINED BATTERY - According to one embodiment, a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a metal container, an electrode group housed in the metal container and including a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a separator interposed between the negative and the positive electrodes, a non-aqueous electrolyte housed in the metal container, a positive electrode lead of which one end is electrically connected to the positive electrode, a negative electrode lead of which one end is electrically connected to the negative electrode, a negative electrode terminal attached to the metal container and electrically connected with the other end of the negative electrode lead, and an Sn alloy film interposed between the negative electrode lead and the negative electrode terminal. The Sn alloy film includes Sn and at least one metal selected from the group consisting of Zn, Pb, Ag, Cu, In, Ga, Bi, Sb, Mg and Al.03-28-2013
20130078499RECHARGEABLE ORGANOSODIUM POLYMER BATTERY - Technologies are generally described for electrochemical cells and batteries containing electrochemical cells. An electrochemical cell may incorporate two types of conducting polymers each located at an electrode, a cation, a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon radical anion that contacts one of the conducting polymers, and an electrolyte. The polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon radical anion may be a covalent substituent of one of the conducting polymers or may be in noncovalent contact with one of the conducting polymers. The polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon radical anion may permit the use of cations other than lithium, e.g. an alkali metal cation such as sodium or alkali earth metal cation such as calcium. Such an electrochemical cell may provide alternative batteries to existing lithium ion batteries, permitting the use of cations that may be more abundant, more easily extracted, or more sustainable compared to known lithium supplies.03-28-2013
20130078498STORAGE SYSTEM FOR THE STORAGE OF ELECTRIC ENERGY FOR A VEHICLE WITH ELECTRIC PROPULSION - A storage system for the storage of electric energy for a vehicle with electric propulsion; the storage system has: a plurality of chemical batteries, which are divided into groups, each of which comprises chemical batteries connected to each other in series and/or in parallel; and two rigid busbars, which connect the groups of chemical batteries in parallel and have respective connection portions, which constitute the connection terminals of the storage system to the outside; each rigid busbar has a variable cross section, which increases close to the connection portion, so that the cross section of each busbar is the largest at the connection portion and the smallest in correspondence to the end which lies the farthest from the connection portion.03-28-2013
20100075219LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY AND PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - In multilayer wholly solid lithium ion secondary batteries, a laminate having a collector layer of material with high conductivity superimposed on an active material layer has been disposed so as to attain a lowering of battery impedance. Consequently, in the fabrication of each of positive electrode layer and negative electrode layer, stacking of three layers consisting of an active material layer, a collector layer and an active material layer has been needed, thereby posing the problem of complex processing and high production cost. In the invention, a positive electrode layer and a negative electrode layer are fabricated from paste consisting of active material mixed with conductive substance in a given mixing ratio, and no collector layer is disposed. This realizes process simplification and manufacturing cost reduction without deterioration of battery performance and has also been effective in enhancing of battery performance, such as improvement to cycle characteristics.03-25-2010
20130084485ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS - An electrochemical cell is presented. An anode compartment in the cell contains a sacrificial metal in an amount between about 10 volume percent and about 40 volume percent, based on the volume of the compartment. The sacrificial metal has an oxidation potential less than the oxidation potential of iron. An energy storage device including such an electrochemical cell is also provided.04-04-2013
20130034771MULTI-CELL BATTERY - A battery with improved power output, reduced heat production and longer performance under constant discharge is disclosed.02-07-2013
20100323235Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and combined battery - According to one embodiment, a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a metal container, an electrode group housed in the metal container and including a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a separator interposed between the negative and the positive electrodes, a non-aqueous electrolyte housed in the metal container, a positive electrode lead of which one end is electrically connected to the positive electrode, a negative electrode lead of which one end is electrically connected to the negative electrode, a negative electrode terminal attached to the metal container and electrically connected with the other end of the negative electrode lead, and an Sn alloy film interposed between the negative electrode lead and the negative electrode terminal. The Sn alloy film includes Sn and at least one metal selected from the group consisting of Zn, Pb, Ag, Cu, In, Ga, Bi, Sb, Mg and Al.12-23-2010
20090155680POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM - A power supply system includes a number of battery cells connected in rows in an end-to-end fashion to form a battery module. A number of these battery modules are placed into a housing to form a battery brick, which is a basic building block that can be used to create a larger battery assembly. The power supply system may include locators to position individual battery cells within a row, to help ensure proper alignment of battery terminals extending outside the battery housing. Terminal connectors can be used to reduce the magnitude of the voltage seen across exposed terminals. The terminal connectors connect two of the battery terminals, while covering, and inhibiting access to, adjacent battery terminals. The power supply system may also include sensor stations to facilitate use of temperature sensors such that uniformity of airflow around the battery cells is maintained regardless of how many temperature sensors are used.06-18-2009
20090208836BATTERY WITH INTEGRALLY FORMED TERMINAL - A battery comprising a housing having a central longitudinal axis. A cover is coupled to the housing and a first flange is integrally formed with the cover and configured to act as a first terminal for the battery. At least a portion of the first flange extends away from the housing in a direction generally perpendicular to the central longitudinal axis. Wherein the first flange is configured for electrical coupling with a terminal of an adjacent battery in a battery system. for electrical coupling with a terminal of an adjacent battery in a battery system.08-20-2009
20100092854EQUAL DISTRIBUTION-TYPED CONNECTING MEMBER, AND MIDDLE OR LARGE-SIZED BATTERY PACK EMPLOYED WITH THE SAME - Disclosed herein are an equal distribution type connecting member for connecting two or more devices to an external circuit, the connection member including a first connection circuit connected to a connection point of the external circuit, and second connection circuits sequentially connected to the first connection circuit, the second connection circuits being constructed in a structure in which the sectional areas of the second connection circuits are increased and/or the lengths of the second connection circuits are decreased with the increase of the connection distance between the connection point of the external circuit and connection points of the devices, thereby equalizing internal resistances between the connection point of the external circuit and the connection points of the devices, and a middle- or large-sized battery pack including the same. The equal distribution type connecting member according to the present invention is capable of reducing the difference in internal resistances of the circuits, thereby increasing the overall life span of the battery pack. Also, the uniform charging and discharging efficiency of battery modules or battery cells is acquired, and therefore, it is possible to manufacture battery modules having optimized performance and a middle- or large-sized battery pack including the same.04-15-2010
20130029204BATTERY MODULES HAVING INTERCONNECT MEMBERS WITH VIBRATION DAMPENING PORTIONS - Battery modules having interconnect members are provided. An interconnect member includes a first plate portion having a first thickness. The interconnect member further includes a second plate portion having a second thickness equal to the first thickness. The second plate portion extends generally parallel to the first plate portion. The interconnect member further includes a first vibration dampening portion coupled to the first and second plate portions. The first vibration dampening portion has a third thickness greater than the first thickness, such that vibrations induced on the first plate portion are attenuated when a portion of the vibrations pass through the first vibration dampening portion to the second plate portion.01-31-2013
20130052513WIRING MEMBER AND BATTERY CONNECTION UNIT - A wiring member comprises (a) a groove in which an electrical wire is arranged, (b) a lid operable to close an opening of the groove; and (c) a hinge adapted to connect the lid to a side wall of the groove such that the opening of the groove is allowed to be opened and closed by the lid. The side wall comprises a hinge-forming portion where the hinge is provided, and a projecting portion continuing to the hinge-forming portion, provided adjacent the hinge and protruding either inward or outward of the groove with reference to the hinge-forming portion. The projecting portion prevents the hinge-forming portion from being inclined when the opening of the groove is closed by the lid.02-28-2013
20130052512BATTERY PACK AND ITS FABRICATING METHOD, BATTERY, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - The present invention provides a battery pack and its fabricating method, a battery and an electronic device. The battery pack provided by the present invention comprises: an outer package, which is in a laminated form and has a conductive layer therein; and a battery cell, which has a positive electrode terminal and a negative electrode terminal and is housed in the outer package, wherein, the positive electrode terminal or the negative electrode terminal of the battery cell is electrically connected to said conductive layer at the part led out from the outer package. With the battery pack and its fabricating method provided by the present invention, the influence of electrostatic discharge can be eliminated with a more simple structure.02-28-2013
20130052511INTERCONNECTION ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS FOR FORMING THE INTERCONNECTION ASSEMBLIES IN A BATTERY MODULE - Interconnection assemblies and methods are provided. An interconnection assembly includes a first cell tab constructed of a first metal, and a second cell tab disposed against the first cell tab. The second cell tab is constructed of a second metal having a hardness greater than the first metal. The assembly further includes an interconnect member disposed against the second cell tab. The assembly further includes a weld assisting layer disposed against the first cell tab such that the first and second cell tabs are disposed between the weld assisting layer and the interconnect member.02-28-2013
20130089774CURRENT COLLECTOR HAVING BUILT-IN SEALING MEANS, AND BIPOLAR BATTERY INCLUDING SUCH A COLLECTOR - In lithium bipolar batteries, to improve sealing against electrolytes between adjacent electrochemical cells, mixed current collector-electrode supports are produced, in a form of a metal grate or raised metal sheet housed in a strip made of electrical insulator material, the function of the periphery of which is to constitute a sealing area.04-11-2013
20130089773Battery Module - A battery module includes a plurality of unit batteries, each including a positive terminal and a negative terminal which protrude outside of each unit battery and which have bent terminal portions, and a connection member which electrically connects the unit batteries with each other and which includes a fixing Plate fixed to the bent terminal portions of adjacent unit batteries by welding so as to improve productivity and provide high stability.04-11-2013
20130071722POSITIVE ELECTRODE FOR RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM ION BATTERY, RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM ION BATTERY, AND BATTERY MODULE - A positive electrode for a rechargeable lithium ion battery includes a mixture layer including a positive-electrode active material, a conducting agent, and a binder and a collector having the mixture layer formed on the surface thereof. The positive-electrode active material is a composite oxide having an olivine structure expressed by a formula Li03-21-2013
20120189900ELECTRODE CONNECTOR AND BATTERY MODULE USING THE SAME - An electrode connector and a battery module using the same are provided. The electrode connector includes a plurality of lead plates sequentially aligned and for electrically connecting a plurality of batteries, and a connection unit for integrally connecting the lead plates. Each of the lead plates includes a protrusion and a recess. The protrusion of one lead plate is accommodated in the recess of another lead plate. The one lead plate and the another lead plate are spaced apart from each other.07-26-2012
20130065107METHOD FOR JOINING MULTIPLE PARALLEL TABS - Multiple cell tabs are effectively joined in a cost-effective and more consistent manner that can result in less mass and volume per interconnect. Cell tabs can be made of a material that is sufficiently thick enough to be able to carry several times the current of other tabs. The tabs are notched to engage an interconnecting member where the notching is performed in the same stage as making individual cell tab bends. Once the cell tabs are notched and bent, they are then positioned together such that the notched portions lie on the interconnecting member in a flat, side-by-side manner, all at the same height. The cell tabs are then held closely to the interconnect and laser-welded.03-14-2013
20130164599BATTERY MODULE - A battery module including a plurality of battery cells, each of the battery cells including a terminal such that the plurality of battery cells provide a plurality of terminals, wherein a terminal of one of the battery cells is connected to a terminal of an adjacent battery cell with a connecting member; a top plate on the plurality of battery cells, the top plate including an opening corresponding to a position of the terminals connected by the connecting member such that the terminals connected by the connecting member extend therethrough, and a terminal cover detachably covering the opening of the top plate, the terminal cover including a release that selectively detaches the terminal cover from the top plate.06-27-2013
20120237817SECONDARY BATTERY AND SECONDARY BATTERY PACK - A secondary battery and a secondary battery pack, the secondary battery including a case; an electrode assembly inside the case; a cap plate coupled with the case, the cap plate having an inner side facing an inside of the case and an outer side facing an outside of the case; a flexible collecting tab electrically connected with the electrode assembly and extending through the cap plate from the inner side to the outer side thereof; and, a terminal plate outside of the case and adjacent to the outer side of the cap plate, the flexible collecting tab being electrically connected with the terminal plate.09-20-2012
20120156548Secondary Battery and Battery Pack Including the Same - A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly having a first electrode plate, a separator, and a second electrode plate, a collecting plate electrically connected to the electrode assembly, a case configured to accommodate the electrode assembly and the collecting plate, a cap plate configured to seal the case, and an electrode terminal part disposed through the cap plate and electrically connected to the collecting plate, the electrode terminal part including a first electrode terminal, a second electrode terminal, and a third electrode terminal.06-21-2012
20110281151BATTERY PACK - A battery pack comprises: a plurality of secondary batteries, wherein each battery comprises a terminal; and a tab coupling a terminal of a first secondary battery to a terminal of a second secondary battery; wherein a first end of the tab comprises a first region having a first welding portion and a second region having a second welding portion, and wherein the first and second regions of the first end of the tab are separated by a first space.11-17-2011
20120288743BATTERY CELL WITH INTEGRATED BUSBAR - A battery cell has a main body including active material configured to generate power from an electrochemical reaction. A first terminal is disposed on the main body and includes an integrated busbar. The integrated busbar is configured to place the battery cell in electrical communication with a second terminal of an adjacent battery cell.11-15-2012
20120288744BATTERY MODULE - A battery module including: a plurality of rechargeable batteries including a first terminal and a second terminal; and a connecting member electrically connecting rechargeable batteries of the plurality of rechargeable batteries through the first and second terminals, the connecting member including an access protrusion protruded toward the first terminal, and the first terminal includes a pressurizer configured to press the access protrusion toward a part of the first terminal.11-15-2012
20110287300RECHARGEABLE BATTERY AND BATTERY MODULE - A rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly; a case housing the electrode assembly; a first terminal post electrically coupled to an electrode of the electrode assembly; and a first terminal plate including a first plate coupled to the first terminal post and a second plate coupled to the first plate, wherein the first plate and the second plate are made from different materials.11-24-2011
20120015235BATTERY MODULE HAVING ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS WITH INTEGRALLY FORMED TERMINALS - An electrochemical cell includes a housing and a lid coupled to the housing. The electrochemical cell also includes a first member conductively coupled to the housing and configured to act as a first terminal for the electrochemical cell. The electrochemical cell further includes a second member electrically insulated from the lid and configured to act as a second terminal for the electrochemical cell. A first portion of the second member extends through the lid and a second portion of the second member extends in a direction generally perpendicular to the first portion.01-19-2012
20110293996STACKED SECONDARY BATTERY AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF - In a stacked secondary battery, positive electrodes 12-01-2011
20110287299BATTERY MODULE - A battery module of the present invention includes a plurality of unit batteries and a connection member electrically connecting the plurality of unit batteries. The connection member includes: a plurality of bus bars, each of the plurality of bus bar having two through-holes respectively corresponding to two electrode terminals protruding from two adjacent unit batteries of the plurality of unit batteries; and an insulating guide having a plurality of holder units configured to support the plurality of bus bars, and a plurality of narrow width portions positioned between the plurality of holder units and connecting the plurality of holder units along a first direction.11-24-2011
20100266890MODULE FOR ELECTRICAL ENERGY STORAGE ASSEMBLIES HAVING A FLAT CONNECTING STRIP - The invention relates to a module comprising at least two electrical energy storage assemblies (10-21-2010
20100266889Secondary battery module - A secondary battery module including a plurality of unit batteries, each including a first terminal and a second terminal, and a plurality of bus bars, each electrically connecting the first terminal of one of the unit batteries to the second terminal of an adjacent unit battery, wherein the first terminal and second terminal each include a first contact surface and a second contact surface opposite to the first contact surface, the bus bars include a first coupling portion in contact with the first contact surface and the second contact surface of the first terminal of one of the unit batteries, a second coupling portion in contact with the first contact surface and the second contact surface of the second terminal of an adjacent unit battery and a connecting portion connecting the first and second coupling portions.10-21-2010
20100081048PRISMATIC SECONDARY BATTERY AND BATTERY MODULE THEREOF - A negative electrode terminal 04-01-2010
20130216895CELL CONNECTOR - A cell connector is provided by means of which an electrically conductive connection between a voltage tapping point and a voltage tapping line can be established, wherein the cell connector is for the connection of a first cell terminal of a first electro-chemical cell and a second cell terminal of a second electro-chemical cell and includes a voltage tapping point with a contact element for connection to a terminal element of a voltage tapping line and also a longitudinal axis and a peripheral wall extending about the longitudinal axis. The contact element includes a base material, which is at least partially pre-coated with a contacting material in an initial state, and reshaped from the initial state into a final state such that the proportion of the peripheral wall coated with the contacting material to the overall peripheral angular extent of the peripheral wall amounts to more than 50%.08-22-2013
20090104517CATHODE ACTIVE MATERIAL AND LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY CONTAINING THE SAME - Disclosed herein are a cathode material for a lithium secondary battery capable of attaining high power and high capacitance simultaneously, and a lithium secondary battery using the same.04-23-2009
20110269011RECHARGEABLE BATTERY PACK AND CONNECTION TAB USED FOR THE SAME - There are provided a rechargeable battery pack, which, upon connecting a plurality of rechargeable battery cells, forms a strong binding force between the cells and reduces the volume of the cells, and a connection tab used for the same. A rechargeable battery pack comprises: a first unit cell and a second unit cell connected in series/parallel to form a core pack and formed as a rechargeable battery; and a connection tab connected to the case of the first unit cell to protrude to the opposite side of the case, coupled to a cap plate protruding from the second unit cell toward the first unit cell, and connected to a protection circuit.11-03-2011
20110200866MODULE PACK FOR SECONDARY BATTERY - Presented is a module pack for a secondary battery including a plurality of cell batteries, each of which has a pouch which holds and seals a rechargeable electrode assembly and planar battery taps for negative and positive electrodes for inducing electric current from the electrode assembly to an outside, which are connected in parallel or in series, and which are housed in a case. Each battery tap includes a vertical plate part that is connected to the electrode assembly at a first end thereof and vertically extends at a second end thereof, a horizontal plate part that is bent at and horizontally extends from the second end of the vertical plate part at a right angle, and at least one fastening recess that is integrally formed in a leading end of the horizontal plate part and allows a fastening member to enter in a lateral direction.08-18-2011
20080241666Battery unit - A battery unit has a plurality of non-aqueous electrolyte secondary batteries connected in series, wherein at least two types of non-aqueous electrolyte secondary batteries (A10-02-2008
20100143786Rechargeable battery and battery module using the same - A rechargeable battery includes an electrode group for producing electricity, a case for housing the electrode group, a cap plate combined with the case, an electrode terminal electrically coupled to the electrode group, and a fixing member disposed inside the case and combined to the support shaft portion. The electrode terminal includes a head portion disposed outside the case, and a support shaft portion protruding from the head portion and penetrating the cap plate. Contact resistance of the rechargeable battery can be reduced with this configuration. A battery module includes a plurality of rechargeable batteries and bus bars electrically connecting at least two of the rechargeable batteries, wherein each rechargeable battery includes a case with an internal space, a cap plate combined with the case, an electrode terminal including a head portion caught on the cap plate and a support shaft portion protruding from the head portion and penetrating the cap plate, and a fixing member disposed inside the case and combined to the support shaft portion.06-10-2010
20110206978INTERCONNECTION WASHER ASSEMBLY FOR A BATTERY ASSEMBLY - A battery module having a washer assembly includes a plurality of electrochemical cells. Each of the cells includes at least one terminal. A circuit board includes a plurality of apertures. Each of the apertures is configured for receiving a terminal of one of the plurality of electrochemical cells. A plurality of flat washers are coupled to the circuit board. An inner diameter of each of the washers is aligned with a central axis of each of the apertures of the circuit board and is configured to receive the associated terminal. The circuit board is configured to allow the plurality of washers to be substantially simultaneously conductively coupled to the terminals of the plurality of electrochemical cells.08-25-2011
20120141860SURFACE STABILIZED ELECTRODES FOR LITHIUM BATTERIES - A method of stabilizing a metal oxide or lithium-metal-oxide electrode comprises contacting a surface of the electrode, prior to cell assembly, with an aqueous or a non-aqueous acid solution having a pH greater than 4 but less than 7 and containing a stabilizing salt, for a time and at a temperature sufficient to etch the surface of the electrode and introduce stabilizing anions and cations from the salt into said surface. The structure of the bulk of the electrode remains unchanged during the acid treatment. The stabilizing salt comprises fluoride and at least one cationic material selected from the group consisting of ammonium, phosphorus, titanium, silicon, zirconium, aluminum, and boron.06-07-2012
20130216894Inorganic nano sheet-enabled lithium-exchanging surface-mediated cells - An inorganic material based surface-mediated cell (SMC) comprising (a) a cathode comprising a non-carbon-based inorganic cathode active material having a surface area to capture and store lithium thereon; (b) an anode comprising an anode current collector alone or both an anode current collector and an anode active material; (c) a porous separator; (d) a lithium-containing electrolyte in physical contact with the two electrodes, wherein the cathode has a specific surface area no less than 100 m08-22-2013
20110223466ELECTRODE TERMINAL CONNECTING DEVICE AND BATTERY MODULE ASSEMBLY EMPLOYED WITH THE SAME - Disclosed herein is an electrode terminal connecting device for electrically interconnecting two or more battery modules, including a conductive connecting member for electrically interconnecting electrode terminals of the battery modules, the conductive connecting member having two through-holes formed at positions corresponding to the distance between the electrode terminals, an insulative sheathing member for surrounding the conductive connecting member, a portion of an open rear of the insulative sheathing member being closed for easy installation of the conductive connecting member, the insulative sheathing member including a side wall protruding from the outer circumference of the conductive connecting member such that the side wall has a predetermined height, and an insulative cap connected to the top of the insulative sheathing member by a hinge structure for opening and closing an open front of the insulative sheathing member, the insulative cap having hollow buffers protruding from the inside thereof for surrounding portions of the electrode terminals protruding through the through-holes.09-15-2011
20110143187BATTERY PACK - A battery pack including secondary batteries, and a case accommodating the secondary batteries, the case including: an upper case; a lower case; and plates disposed on each of the upper case and the lower case and each of the plates having holes corresponding to ends of each of the secondary batteries, wherein support protrusions are formed on the holes of the case so as to align the secondary batteries.06-16-2011
20110229754REVERSIBLE BATTERY ASSEMBLY AND TOOLING FOR AUTOMATED HIGH VOLUME PRODUCTION - A battery module includes a plurality of battery cells arranged in a stack, each of the battery cells including a pair of spaced apart tabs extending therefrom, a rigid support plate coupled to at least one of the tabs, and a busbar coupled to at least one of the tabs of each of a pair of adjacent battery cells.09-22-2011
20100190048BATTERY MODULE OF COMPACT JOINT STRUCTURE - Disclosed herein is a battery module including a charge and discharge stack, constituted by a plurality of secondary battery cells that can be charged and discharged or a plurality of unit modules having the secondary battery cells, mounted between an upper module case and a lower module case, wherein the lower module case is provided with joint structures including coupling parts (upper and lower coupling parts) for allowing both upward and downward couplings, and the upper module case is provided with joint holes communicating with the upper coupling parts of the joint structures. The battery module according to the present invention has the effect of reinforcing the low mechanical strength of the battery cells while the weight and size of the battery module is minimized. Also, the battery module according to the present invention is mounted to an inner frame of a vehicle or an additional frame fixed in the vehicle by a simple joint structure without using a plurality of members for a mechanical joint, whereby the manufacturing costs of the battery module are generally decreased. Furthermore, the battery module according to the present invention is safely protected when vibrations are generated from the vehicle during the driving of the vehicle. In addition, it is possible to easily manufacture a middle- or large-sized battery system having desired power and capacity using the battery module as a unit body.07-29-2010
20100216008SECONDARY BATTERY MODULE - A secondary battery module having a major axis of a connection terminal crossing a connection axis of a fastening member to increase coupling force and decrease contact resistance. An embodiment of a secondary battery module includes: a plurality of unit batteries including electrode terminals; a plurality of connection terminals, each coupled to and electrically connected to a respective one of the electrode terminals of the unit batteries, each of the connection terminals having a major axis extending along a length of the connection terminal; a bus bar electrically connecting connection terminals of the plurality of connection terminals; and a plurality of fastening members fastening the connection terminals to the bus bar, each of the fastening members extending in a direction crossing the major axis of one of the connection terminals, wherein the bus bar includes at least one contact surface parallel to a contact surface of each of the connection terminals.08-26-2010
20100227212Rechargeable battery and rechargeable battery module - A rechargeable battery and rechargeable battery module, the rechargeable battery including a case housing an electrode assembly, a cap plate sealing the case, at least one first insulator disposed on an outer surface of the cap plate, a pair of electrode terminals penetrating the cap plate and the first insulator, and a bus bar coupled to one of the electrode terminals, wherein the cap plate and first insulator include a first joining unit coupling the first insulator and the cap plate and the first insulator and bus bar include a second joining unit selectively coupling the first insulator and the bus bar.09-09-2010
20090169987BATTERY APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING PLURAL BATTERIES AND CONTROL METHOD OF PLURAL BATTERIES - Lower order control devices control plural battery cells configuring plural battery modules. An input terminal of the low order control device in the highest potential, an output terminal of the low order control device in the lowest potential, and a high order control device are connected by isolating units, photocouplers. Diodes which prevent a discharge current of the battery cells in the battery modules are disposed between the output terminal of the low order control device and the battery cells in the battery module on the low potential side. Terminals related to input/output of a signal are electrically connected without isolating among the plural low order control devices.07-02-2009
20110117420BUS BAR AND BATTERY MODULE INCLUDING THE SAME - A battery module includes a plurality of secondary batteries, each of the secondary batteries having a first terminal and a second terminal comprising different metals; and a plurality of bus bars, each of the bus bars including a first connecting portion comprising a first metal and connected to the first terminal of one of the secondary batteries, and a first end portion, and a second connecting portion comprising a second metal different from the first metal and connected to the second terminal of another one of the secondary batteries adjacent to the one secondary battery, and a second end portion, wherein the first end portion is connected to the second end portion by a weld.05-19-2011
20100178549SECONDARY BATTERY WITH PROTECTION CIRCUIT MODULE - A secondary battery including: a cell unit including at least one battery cell; a protection circuit module including a circuit board having at least one terminal hole and at least one electrode tab. The electrode tab includes an insertion plate that is inserted into the terminal hole, to electrically connect the cell unit and the circuit board. The insertion plate includes a locking wing.07-15-2010
20110244310Rechargeable Battery - A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator therebetween; a case that has an opening that houses the electrode assembly; a cap assembly including a cap plate that covers the opening of the case; and an electrode terminal that is electrically connected to the electrode assembly and protrudes through the cap plate to the outside of the case. The electrode terminal includes a lower terminal plate that is connected to the electrode assembly, an upper terminal plate that covers an upper part of the lower terminal plate, and a terminal fastener that is housed in a space between the lower terminal plate and the upper terminal plate that protrudes through an upper surface of the upper terminal plate.10-06-2011
20110244309Secondary battery and secondary battery module - A secondary battery and a secondary battery module, the secondary battery including an electrode assembly, the electrode assembly including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator therebetween; a case for accommodating the electrode assembly; a cap plate for sealing the case; and at least one terminal unit, the at least one terminal unit including an electrode rivet electrically connected to one of the electrodes of the electrode assembly and formed of a first metallic material, a rivet terminal formed of a second metallic material, the second metallic material being different from the first metallic material, and a clad unit between the electrode rivet and the rivet terminal.10-06-2011
20110244308Secondary battery and a secondary battery module - A secondary battery and a secondary battery module, the secondary battery including an electrode assembly, the electrode assembly including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator therebetween; a case for accommodating the electrode assembly; a cap plate for sealing the case; and at least one terminal unit, the at least one terminal unit including a multi-metal electrode rivet electrically connected to one of the electrodes of the electrode assembly, the multi-metal electrode rivet including a first part and a second part, and, a rivet terminal, the rivet terminal being electrically connected to the multi-metal electrode rivet; wherein the rivet terminal and the second part are each formed of a second metallic material, the first part is formed of a first metallic material, and the first metallic material is different from the second metallic material.10-06-2011
20100062329INTERCONNECTION WASHER ASSEMBLY FOR A BATTERY ASSEMBLY - A storage battery assembly for vehicles includes a plurality of battery cells. Each battery cell includes a closed housing and at least one terminal extending from the housing. Conductive bars are mounted on dedicated terminals. The conductive bars electrically connect the battery cells. At least one circuit board comprises electronic circuitry configured for at least one of monitoring and controlling the battery cells. The terminals have electrically conductive interconnection washers mounted thereon. The interconnection washers extend to a dedicated circuit board and are connected with electronic circuitry on the respective circuit board. The circuit is board connected to at least one interconnection washer located adjacent to the at least one terminal to which the at least one interconnection washer is connected.03-11-2010
20110177381BUS BAR FOR SECONDARY BATTERY AND SECONDARY BATTERY MODULE - A bus bar for secondary battery is provided to electrically connect a plurality of secondary batteries in high reliability. The bus bar includes a plate section which is electrically conductive, opening sections which are provided for said plate section and in which convex electrode terminals of secondary batteries are inserted, respectively; and first slit sections formed to extend ends of the plate section from said opening sections, respectively. A diameter of said opening section is smaller than a diameter of said electrode terminal such that the inserted electrode terminal is fastened.07-21-2011
20110091763ELECTRODE TERMINAL CONNECTING MEMBER FOR BATTERY MODULE - Disclosed herein is a conductive electrode terminal connecting member configured to electrically connect plate-shaped secondary battery cells (‘battery cells’) constituting a battery module to each other. The electrode terminal connecting member includes a left-wing connection part to which electrode terminals of left-side battery cells are connected so as to achieve electrical connection in series or in series and in parallel between the battery cells, and a right-wing connection part to which electrode terminals of right-side battery cells are connected so as to achieve electrical connection in series or in series and in parallel between the battery cells. The left-wing connection part is provided with slits through which the electrode terminals of the respective battery cells are inserted, and the right-wing connection part is provided with slits through which the electrode terminals of the respective battery cells are inserted. During electrical connection, the electrode terminals of the respective battery cells are inserted through the slits of the left- and right-wing connection parts, are bent such that the electrode terminals of the respective battery cells come into tight contact with the top of the electrode terminal connecting member, and then the electrode terminals of the respective battery cells are coupled to the electrode terminal connecting member by welding.04-21-2011
20110076546MIDDLE AND LARGE-SIZED BATTERY MODULE HAVING ELECTRODE TERMINAL CONNECTING MEMBER AND INSULATING JOINT MEMBER - Disclosed herein is a middle- or large-sized battery module having a structure in which two or more plate-shaped secondary battery cells (‘battery cells’) are arranged in a lateral direction thereof, wherein the battery cells have electrode terminals arranged in the same direction, plate-shaped electrode terminal connecting members to electrically connect the battery cells to one another are electrically connected to oriented surfaces of the electrode terminals of the battery cells, each of the electrode terminal connecting members is provided at a top and/or bottom thereof with a coupling structure to interconnect electrode terminal connecting members, and at least one end of an insulating joint member coupled in the coupling structure is supported by a module case.03-31-2011
20110081569BATTERY MODULE - A battery module includes: a plurality of rechargeable batteries; and a connector for connecting a first terminal of one of the plurality of rechargeable batteries and including a first material, to a second terminal of another one of the plurality of rechargeable batteries and including a second material, wherein welded portions connect the connector to the first terminal and the second terminal, respectively, at least one of the welded portions including a nugget zone including a mixture of the respective materials of the connector and a corresponding one of the first terminal or the second terminal.04-07-2011
20110250487BATTERY PACK - Provided is a battery pack in which the production of heat due to passage of current in a connector for connecting secondary batteries in parallel is made uniform to increase service life and reduce maintenance costs. A positive terminal connector 10-13-2011
20120171550ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR BATTERIES, NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE BATTERY, AND BATTERY PACK - According to one embodiment, an active material for batteries includes monoclinic β-type titanium composite oxide having a crystallite, wherein the monoclinic β-type titanium composite oxide has a first diameter of the crystallite calculated from a peak present at an angle 07-05-2012
20110256445Battery module - An embodiment is directed to a battery module, including a first battery having a first terminal, the first terminal including a first metal, a second battery having a second terminal, the second terminal including a second metal different from the first metal, and a connecting member electrically connecting the first terminal to the second terminal, the connecting member having a first portion and a second portion, a face of the first portion being joined to a face of the second portion, a nugget zone being disposed where the face of the first portion meets the face of the second portion, the first portion including a third metal, the second portion including a fourth metal, and the fourth metal being different from the third metal.10-20-2011
20110020694BATTERY PACK HAVING WELDED CELL TAB AND INTERCONNECT ASSEMBLY - A battery pack for use in a vehicle may comprise battery cells, with each of the battery cells including a main body and a foil cell tab extending from the main body, with the battery cells arranged into a first set and a second set; an interconnect having a first leg, a second leg, and a bridge connecting the legs; first weld locations securing the foil cell tabs of the first set of battery cells to the first leg; and second weld locations securing the foil cell tabs of the second set of battery cells to the second leg. The foil cell tabs or the legs of the interconnect or both may include relief slots extending between the weld locations. Also, the thickness of a set of the tabs may be equal to the thickness of the leg to which they are welded.01-27-2011
20110052970BATTERY - According to one embodiment, a battery includes a case, an electrode group, a lid, an external terminal and an insulating member. The external terminal includes a head section and an axial section extended from the head section. The axial section is caulked and fixed into a through hole in the lid. The insulating member is arranged between the lid and the external terminal. The insulating member includes a bus bar-fixing section.03-03-2011
20110052969CELL TAB JOINING FOR BATTERY MODULES - A battery module includes a plurality of electrochemical battery cells positioned adjacent one another and each having a positive cell tab and a negative cell tab. The positive cell tab of a first of the electrochemical battery cells is overlappingly joined to the negative cell tab of a second of the plurality of electrochemical battery cells. Each of the positive cell tabs and the negative cell tabs is not joined to a conductive interconnecting member. At least one of the positive cell tabs or the negative cell tabs defines a flexure configured for reducing stress applied to the electrochemical battery cells during overlappingly joining the positive cell tabs and the negative cell tabs.03-03-2011
20110052968BATTERY PACK ASSEMBLY AND RELATED PROCESSES - A battery pack assembly is described. The battery pack assembly includes a plurality of electrochemical cells, wherein the electrochemical cells are isolated from each other by a high temperature electrically insulating coating applied to an outer surface of each electrochemical cell. Methods for providing electrical isolation between individual electrochemical cells are also described.03-03-2011
20110052967CABLELESS BATTERY CONNECTION SYSTEM - A battery includes a first pair of terminal connectors including a positive and a negative terminal connector and a second pair of terminal connectors including a positive and a negative terminal connector. The positive and negative terminal connectors of the first pair of terminal connectors are sized and shaped for mating with the positive and negative terminal connectors of the second pair of terminal connectors, allowing the battery to coupled by like polarity terminals to a second like battery.03-03-2011
20110177380ELECTRICAL CONDUCTOR FOR ENERGY STORE - The present invention relates to an electrical conductor for contacting, in parallel and/or series, a plurality of energy storage units (07-21-2011
20100196752Soft Package Lithium Ion Power Battery Module - A soft package lithium ion power battery module includes: a battery case, which comprises two face-to-face side walls for providing electrode connection terminal; plurity soft package lithium ion power batteries assembled in the case and each battery comprising positive and negative electrode tab; connectors, which is used for the electrical connection between the said positive and negative electrode tabs alternatively to connect the battery in series or in parallel for forming battery group and then forming the positive and negative pole of the battery group; two positive terminals and two negative terminals are provided on the two face-to-face side walls of the case and exposed to the outside of the case; wherein when the said plurity battery modules are connected in series or in parallel, the said terminals on the side walls are setting in such way that the two terminals on the side wall of the battery module are facing to the two terminals on the side walls of the next battery module,08-05-2010
20100196754CONDUCTIVE PLATE AND SECONDARY BATTERY PACK USING CONDUCTIVE PLATE - A conductive plate connects the electrode terminals between batteries of a battery pack and prevents a change in thickness of the battery pack due to swelling of a battery during charging by forming an expansion unit in a conductive plate electrically connecting batteries of the battery pack in which at least two batteries are stacked.08-05-2010
20090208837METHOD OF ELECTRICALLY CONNECTING CELL TERMINALS IN A BATTERY PACK - A battery pack that economically and reliably interconnects a large number of small form-factor battery cells. A conducting plate with a plurality of sets of tabs protruding from a flat surface of the conducting plate is used to connect electrical terminals of a plurality of battery cells. Each set of tabs is disposed about and exerts a spring force to a respective battery cell, thus mechanically securing and electrically connecting the conducting plate to the cell.08-20-2009
20110151314BATTERY PACK STRUCTURE - An object of the present invention is to provide a battery pack structure having a structure to cool batteries and being capable of preventing cooling wind from hitting electrodes of the batteries. To achieve the object, the battery pack structure includes: a sheet (06-23-2011
20110305942RECHARGEABLE BATTERY PACK - A rechargeable battery pack according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: a first unit cell and a second unit cell formed by rechargeable batteries; a connection tab including a first plate portion and a second plate portion facing each other while forming a bent portion, wherein the connection tab is configured to connect an electrode terminal of the first unit cell to the first plate portion and is configured to connect an electrode terminal of the second unit cell to the second plate portion, wherein the first plate portion includes a first protrusion portion spaced from the bent portion by a predetermined distance and protruding toward the second plate portion, and the second plate portion includes a second protrusion portion protruding toward the first plate portion to contact the first protrusion portion.12-15-2011
20120301776BATTERY CELL HAVING ANGLED CONTACT SECTION - Battery cell 11-29-2012
20110064993BATTERY ARRAY WITH RELIABLE LOW-RESISTANCE CONNECTIONS - The battery array is provided with a plurality of battery cells 03-17-2011
20100323234Rechargeable battery and module thereof - A rechargeable battery includes an electrode group in a case, the electrode group including a first electrode and a second electrode, a cap plate coupled to the case, an electrode terminal electrically connected to the first electrode, the electrode terminal being electrically insulated from the cap plate, and a current interrupt device (CID) electrically connected to the second electrode and the cap plate, the CID including a membrane on a first surface of the cap plate, the membrane being between and electrically connecting the second electrode and the cap plate, and the membrane being configured to interrupt the electrical connection when a voltage greater than a setting voltage is charged, a first insulator contacting the first surface of the cap plate and at least one surface of the membrane to support the membrane, and a fastening member connecting the cap plate and the first insulator.12-23-2010
20110097618Connecting device - In order to produce a connecting device for the electrically conductive connection of a plurality of cell terminals of electro-chemical cells of an electro-chemical device which enables the cell connector to be mounted on the electro-chemical cells in a simple and rapid manner wherein the device comprises two or more cell connectors for respectively connecting two cell terminals of different electro-chemical cells to one another in electrically conductive manner, it is proposed that, in an assembly state of the connecting device, at least two cell connectors be integrally connected together after separating out the cell connectors from a starting material.04-28-2011
20120208070SEPARATORS FOR NONAQUEOUS-ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY, AND NONAQUEOUS-ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY - The invention relates to a separator for use in a nonaqueous-electrolyte secondary battery, and a nonaqueous-electrolyte secondary battery employing the separator, the separator comprising a positive electrode and a negative electrode which are capable of occluding and releasing lithium, a separator, and a nonaqueous electrolytic solution comprising a nonaqueous solvent and an electrolyte, the separator for use in the battery having an electroconductive layer, the electroconductive layer having (1) an apparent volume resistivity of 1×1008-16-2012
20120009461Energy storage module - An energy storage module formed by electrically connecting a plurality of energy storage cells using terminal connecting members which are resistant to corrosion or external impact is disclosed. The energy storage module includes terminal connection members, each including a first plate having a conductive flat bar shape and terminal insertion holes formed in both ends thereof and at least one second plate having the same shape as the first plate and stacked on the first plate, wherein the first plate has an insulating layer formed on lower surface thereof; and at least two energy storage cells having terminals inserted into the terminal insertion holes of the terminal connection members and electrically connected to each other in series or in parallel by the terminal connection members.01-12-2012
20120058382BATTERY PACK WITH CONNECTING DEVICE - A battery pack for an electric or hybrid vehicle having battery connectors for connecting batteries in series and a battery connector are disclosed that reduces the risks of potential electric shocks during assembly, servicing and in emergency situation. The battery connector includes an interrupter having disconnect capabilities in the event of the vehicle being involved in a collision.03-08-2012
20090274956BUS BAR - There is provided a bus bar which electrically connects two terminals respectively provided to two batteries with each other and is formed of at least one tabular conductor, the bus bar including two connecting portions which are connected with the two terminals, and a convex portion formed into a convex shape between the two connecting portions by curving the tabular conductor.11-05-2009
20120058383ASSEMBLED BATTERY - An assembled battery includes: a plurality of electrical cells that includes a battery body and an electrode terminal protruding from the battery body; and a terminal connection member that connects a pair of electrode terminals between two of the plurality of electrical cells, wherein the terminal connection member includes: a pair of electrode sockets each allowing the electrode terminal to be inserted thereinto, and a conductor electrically connecting the pair of electrode sockets to each other, and wherein each electrode socket includes: an opposite conductive wall extending from the conductor along the electrode terminal and facing the electrode terminal, and an elastic portion provided at a position facing the opposite conductive wall toward the electrode terminal and pressing the electrode terminal to the opposite conductive wall.03-08-2012
20120058381CONNECTOR FOR BATTERY PACK - A battery pack having battery connectors for connecting batteries in series and a battery connector are disclosed that reduce the risks of potential electric shocks during assembly and servicing of a battery pack.03-08-2012
20110081568BATTERY MODULE - A battery module including a plurality of rechargeable batteries, and a connector for connecting a first terminal of one of the plurality of rechargeable batteries and including a first material to a second terminal of another one of the plurality of rechargeable batteries and including a second material, wherein the connector includes: a first portion connected to the first terminal and including the first material; and a second portion connected to the second terminal and including the second material, and a welded portion connecting the first portion and the second portion.04-07-2011
20110104554NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY AND BATTERY MODULE - A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a case, a nonaqueous electrolyte provided in the case, a positive electrode provided in the case, and a negative electrode provided in the case, the negative electrode comprising a negative electrode current collector and a negative electrode layer that is carried on the negative electrode current collector and contains negative electrode active material particles, and the negative electrode current collector comprising an aluminum foil having an average crystal grain size of 50 μm or less or an aluminum alloy foil having an average crystal grain size of 50 μm or less.05-05-2011
20120251870BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes at least two or more bare cells, a lead tab and an insulating member. Each of the bare cells has a first terminal portion. The lead tab is provided to the first terminal portion of the bare cell. The insulating member is interposed between the bare cell and the lead tab and is provided with an opening so that the bare cell and the lead tab are electrically connected to each other. In the battery pack, the insulating member includes two or more bare cell facing portions respectively corresponding to the bare cells, an extending portion that connects neighboring bare cell facing portions to each other, and guide portions respectively provided to the bare cell facing portions so as not to be arranged in one straight line.10-04-2012
20120121966Terminal of rechargeable battery, method of assembling the terminal of rechargeable battery, rechargeable battery module and method of assembling the rechargeable battery module - A terminal of a rechargeable battery having a case and an electrode assembly inside the case includes a current collecting terminal electrically connectible to the electrode assembly inside the case and for protrusion outwardly from the case, a terminal plate for positioning outside the case, the terminal plate being coupled to the current collecting terminal, and a contact spring for positioning between the outside of the case and the terminal plate, the contact spring being coupled to the current collecting terminal, the contact spring having a predetermined region extending through the terminal plate.05-17-2012
20100248005Rechargeable battery module - A rechargeable battery module including at least two unit cells, each unit cell having a positive electrode terminal and a negative electrode terminal, each unit cell having a side surface disposed crosswise to one direction, the at least two unit cells overlapping at their side surfaces, a positive electrode terminal and a negative electrode terminal respectively, of different unit cells being coupled to each other and facing each other, and a conductive spacer interposed between the positive electrode terminal and the negative electrode terminal of the respective unit cells, and electrically connecting the positive electrode terminal and the negative electrode terminal to each other.09-30-2010
20120129042BATTERY MODULE - A battery module includes: a first electrical cell and a second electrical cell, each including a battery case having an electrode terminal with one between a concave portion and a convex portion; a fixing member for fitting to the one; and an interconnection member including an interconnection material, a waterproof resin for covering the interconnection material other than a portion that the interconnection material contacts the electrode terminal, and a first projection extending from the waterproof resin and formed around the contact portion, wherein the interconnection member is fixed between the first and the second electrical cells by the fitting, and the first projection surrounds the electrode terminal to improve air-tightness of the interconnection member.05-24-2012
20120129043METHOD FOR PRODUCING ASSEMBLED BATTERY AND ASSEMBLED BATTERY - To provide a method for producing an assembled battery with which electric resistance welding can be performed more efficiently and flexibility in cell layout can be increased. The method includes a step of preparing a lead plate 05-24-2012
20120129041CONNECTION STRUCTURE FOR BATTERY MODULE, BATTERY MODULE AND METHOD OF CONNECTING TERMINALS OF BATTERY MODULES - A connection structure for a battery module includes a fastening member and a space forming member. The fastening member presses a connecting portion of a bus bar against an electrode of the battery module to fasten the bus bar to the electrode. The space forming member has an elastic member disposed between the connecting portion of the bus bar and the electrode. The space forming member is configured to provide an insulating space between the connecting portion of the bus bar and the electrode. The elastic member is elastically deformed with a pressing force applied from the fastening member to the connecting portion of the bus bar to cancel the insulating space.05-24-2012
20120129040BATTERY ARRAY AND BATTERY PACK HAVING THE SAME - A battery array is disclosed. In one embodiment, the battery array includes a plurality of batteries arranged in N rows and three columns, wherein N is a natural number of 2 or more, wherein three batteries in each row are connected in parallel so as to make one bundle, wherein the batteries are sequentially arranged to form N bundles, and wherein the polarities of electrodes of the batteries, when seen from the same side of the battery array, are alternately arranged from a first bundle in the first row to an N-th bundle in the N-th row. The battery array may further include i) a plurality of connection taps configured to sequentially connect in series the first bundle to the N-th bundle and ii) first and second polarity output terminals provided in the first bundle and the N-th bundle, respectively.05-24-2012
20120129039ELECTRICAL ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE - An electrical energy storage device is provided which comprises at least one module with a negative electrode, a positive electrode made from an anion generating material or material combination and conducting anions, and an anion conducting solid electrolyte located between the negative electrode and the positive electrode. The negative electrode of each module comprises a porous structure that conducts anions and the pore space of which is at least partially filled by a first redox mass which comprises a metal/metal oxide pair. The positive electrode of each module comprises a porous structure that conducts anions and the pore space of which is at least partially filled by a second redox mass which comprises a metal/metal oxide pair with an increased oxidation potential compared to the first redox mass.05-24-2012
20100196753CONDUCTIVE PLATE AND SECONDARY BATTERY PACK USING CONDUCTIVE PLATE - A conductive plate connects the electrode terminals between batteries of a battery pack and prevents a change in thickness of the battery pack due to swelling of a battery during charging by forming an expansion unit in a conductive plate electrically connecting batteries of the battery pack in which at least two batteries are stacked.08-05-2010
20100173189SECONDARY BATTERY MODULE - A secondary battery module includes a row of cells arranged with a gap therebetween, a lid covering one side of the cell row, inner ribs formed on the inner surface of the lid and each determining the gap between the adjacent cells, an outer rim extending along the outer periphery of the lid and cooperating with the corresponding inner ribs to hold the cells located at the opposite ends of the cell row, and a plurality of busbars used to electrically connect the cells in series. The cells and the lid are mechanically connected together by means of the busbars.07-08-2010
20120171551STORAGE MODULE - This invention provides a storage module formed using a plurality of storage cells. The each storage cell includes a storage unit that stores a charge, a polyhedral container that houses the storage unit and has two opposing surfaces, and a pair of electrode terminals that output and input the charge of the storage unit. The electrode terminals include a positive electrode terminal that projects externally from an end portion of the container and has a joint surface that is formed to be substantially coplanar with one of the two opposing surfaces of the container and joined to an electrode terminal of an adjacent storage cell, and a negative electrode terminal that projects externally from the end portion of the container and has a joint surface that is formed to be substantially coplanar with another of the two surfaces and joined to an electrode terminal of an adjacent storage cell.07-05-2012
20100273043ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL WITH WELD POINTS CONNECTIONS AND ENERGY STORAGE ASSEMBLY - An electrochemical cell with a pair of electrodes arranged as a stack of flat electrode films separated by a separator film, wherein: electrode films of each electrode are electrically connected with each other through inner electrode conductors, the inner electrode conductors of the different electrodes are arranged on opposite sides of the electrochemical cel in electrode material-free area of the electrode films, each inner electrode conductor is connected with the respective electrode films through a predetermined number of weld points in the electrode material-free area of the respective electrode, each inner electrode conductor includes a predetermined number of openings in which coupling elements are set to connect the inner electrode conductor with an outward electrode conductor for the respective electrode.10-28-2010
20100009251MEMBER OF CONNECTING ELECTRODE IN BATTERY MODULE - Disclosed herein is an electrode terminal connecting member for electrically interconnecting plate-shaped secondary battery cells (‘battery cells’) constituting a battery module, wherein the electrode terminal connecting member includes a coupling part (‘bent coupling part’) bent to form a groove at the rear of the electrode terminal connecting member such that a plate-shaped electrode terminal (‘battery cell electrode terminal’) of each battery cell is inserted into the groove, an external input and output terminal protruding toward the front of the electrode terminal connecting member while being bent, and a voltage detection terminal protruding toward the front of the electrode terminal connecting member while being bent.01-14-2010
20120082886ASSEMBLED BATTERY - In this assembled battery, connections between electrode terminals of electrical cells and connection members for the electrode terminal are reliably maintained for a long period of time. The electrode terminal is formed in a tapered pillar shape whose width decreases from the front end of the electrode terminal toward a battery case. Also, a groove, which is shaped from the front end toward the battery case and divides at least a portion of the front end into segmented portions, is provided to the electrode terminal. The segmented portions are elastically deformable to move close to or away from each other. The bus bar (connection member for the electrode terminals) includes a through-hole whose width decreases from the front end of the electrode terminal toward a battery case. The bus bar is fitted to the electrical terminal, by elastically deforming and moving the segmented portions close to each other.04-05-2012
20120082885ENERGY STORAGE PACK FOR AN ELECTRIC POWER TOOL, AND ELECTRIC POWER TOOL - An energy storage pack for an electric power tool comprising a housing for reception of a plurality of cell blocks having electrochemical storage cells, as well as electrical pole terminals to which poles of the cell blocks are electrically connectable. At least one pole terminal is embodied as a subassembly that encompasses two electrically separated contacts.04-05-2012
20120189901BATTERY CELL, BATTERY MODULE INCORPORATED WITH SAME AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE BATTERY MODULE - The invention relates to a battery cell provided on its peripheral side surface, instead of on its bottom surface, with a welding zone for connection to a metal strip. The invention also relates to a method for linking multiple battery cells in parallel or in series into a battery module, with spot welding connections to the positive and negative terminals not on opposite ends to improve production flow. Over current protection device is incorporated to form a compact battery module with internal over current protection.07-26-2012
20120264000HYBRID BATTERY MODULE - A hybrid battery module of the present invention includes a lithium iron battery pack and a lithium manganese battery pack. The lithium iron battery pack includes at least one lithium iron battery which is electrically connected in series, and the lithium iron battery has an anode and a cathode. The lithium manganese battery pack includes at least one lithium manganese battery which is electrically connected in series, and the lithium manganese battery has an anode and a cathode. The lithium iron battery pack and the lithium manganese battery pack are electrically connected in parallel to each other. Thereby, the hybrid battery module has high discharge efficiency, high electric capacity, a small volume and a light weight. Furthermore, the production cost of the present invention is lower than a complete lithium iron battery pack, and the hybrid battery module is much safer to be used than a complete lithium manganese battery pack.10-18-2012
20120270094ELECTRIC ENERGY MEMORY APPARATUS WITH FLAT-TYPE CELLS, SPACING ELEMENTS AND CONTACT DEVICES - A storage device for electrical energy with a plurality of flat storage cells for the storage and the discharge of electrical energy with opposing flat-shaped conductors, spacer elements for maintaining a predetermined space between the storage cells and a clamping means for the clamping of the cells into a stack. The spacer elements have pressure surface areas, wherein the conductors of the cells, each are clamped between the pressure surface areas of two spacer elements by the clamping means by means of force closure. In the area of opposing pressure surface areas of a spacer element, either a contacting element for establishing an electrical connection between the opposing pressure surface areas or an insulating structure is provided. The spacer elements are provided such, that the compressions between the pressure surface areas with an insulating structure and between the pressure surface areas with a contacting element, are ajusted to each other.10-25-2012
20120276440BATTERY PACK - A battery pack has a plurality of assembled batteries connected in parallel. Each of the assembled batteries has a plurality of cells connected electrically. A circulating current in each of the assembled batteries is calculated from an open circuit voltage of the assembled battery that varies according to the number of the cells connected in series, a value indicating a charge state of the assembled battery that varies according to the number of the cells connected in parallel, and an internal resistance of the assembled battery. The number of the cells connected in parallel and the number of the cells connected in series in each of the assembled batteries are numbers determined under the condition that the circulating current should not exceed an allowable current value for the assembled battery.11-01-2012
20110293995CONDUCTOR FOR CONNECTING TERMINALS, ASSEMBLED BATTERY, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ASSEMBLED BATTERY - A conductor for connecting terminals of a battery in which a conductor for connecting terminals (12-01-2011
20110293994BATTERY PACK ASSEMBLY USING CLAD ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS - A battery pack assembly includes a first battery cell having a first electrical connection tab formed of a first material, a second battery cell having a first electrical connection tab formed of a second material, and a metal clad connection terminal having a first surface formed of the first material and a second surface formed of the second material, wherein the first electrical connection tab of the first battery cell is electrically connected to the first surface of the metal clad connection terminal, and the first electrical connection tab of the second battery cell is electrically connected to the second surface of the metal clad connection terminal.12-01-2011
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20130017435LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY AND ELECTRONIC DEVICEAANM Sato; HiroshiAACI NiigataAACO JPAAGP Sato; Hiroshi Niigata JPAANM Sasagawa; HiroshiAACI NiigataAACO JPAAGP Sasagawa; Hiroshi Niigata JPAANM Kato; RiekoAACI NiigataAACO JPAAGP Kato; Rieko Niigata JPAANM Takahashi; TetsuAACI NiigataAACO JPAAGP Takahashi; Tetsu Niigata JPAANM Fujita; TakayukiAACI NiigataAACO JPAAGP Fujita; Takayuki Niigata JP - Provided is a lithium ion secondary battery including a laminated body formed by laminating a first electrode layer and a second electrode layer on each other via an electrolytic region, wherein the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer include the same active material, and the active material is Li01-17-2013
20110159349Modular Energy Storage Device for a High Voltage Electrical Power System - Storage device for a high voltage electrical power including at least two modules connected in series, each module including at least one dc power-source in a container with positive and negative terminals. The device including positive and negative poles, first and second conductors arranged to form a current path between the poles, the first conductor including a plurality of conductor parts connected to the terminals of the modules to provide a series connection, a first module of the series being connected to one of the poles, and the second conductor is connected between a last module in the series and the other pole, wherein the conductors are arranged to pass through the containers in parallel such that a current flows through the first conductor in a first direction and through the second conductor in an opposite second direction.06-30-2011
20130202947Accumulator Assembly for a Battery of an Electric or Hybrid Vehicle, Provided with a Connecting Strut - An accumulator assembly comprising a plurality of electrical energy accumulator elements (08-08-2013
20120251871ALL-SOLID-STATE BATTERY - An all-solid-state battery includes: a positive electrode having a positive electrode current collector and a positive electrode layer on the positive electrode current collector; a negative electrode having a negative electrode current collector and a negative electrode layer on the negative electrode current collector; and an electrolyte between the positive and negative electrodes. The electrolyte is made of a first solid-state electrolyte having lithium ionic conductivity. The positive electrode layer includes a base portion and an active material portion. The base portion is made of a second solid-state electrolyte having lithium ionic conductivity in a continuous phase. The active material portion is dispersed in the base portion, and includes a positive electrode active material. The first and second solid-state electrolytes are lithium ionic conductive material having a hydride solid-state electrolyte, respectively.10-04-2012
20130095369RECHARGEABLE BATTERY AND MODULE THEREOF - The rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly; a case, the case retaining the electrode assembly; a cap plate coupled to an opening of the case; and an electrode terminal coupled to the cap plate and electrically connected to the electrode assembly, wherein the electrode terminal includes a terminal fixing portion coupled to an upper surface of the cap plate, the terminal fixing portion including a guide portion, a terminal portion coupled to the terminal fixing portion, and the guide portion is configured to facilitate slidable movement of the terminal portion in a single direction.04-18-2013
20130095370BATTERY ASSEMBLY PRODUCTION METHOD AND BATTERY ASSEMBLY - A battery assembly production method is provided that enables the reduction in mechanical stress caused in at least one cell. A battery assembly produced by this method is also provided. The method includes a first welding step of resistance-welding a connection member 04-18-2013
20130101892FUSIBLE LINK TO CONNECT BATTERY CELLS AND MODULES - A first battery includes a first and terminals having first and second reference potentials, respectively. A second battery includes a third and fourth terminals having a third and fourth reference potentials, respectively. A bus bar comprises: a first terminal contactor portion that is electrically conductive and that directly contacts one of the first and second terminals of the first battery; a second terminal contactor portion that is electrically conductive and that directly contacts one of the third and fourth terminals of the second battery; and a connecting portion that is electrically conductive, that is electrically connected between the first terminal contactor portion and the second terminal contactor portion, and that creates an open circuit between the first and second terminal contactor portions in response to current flow through the connecting portion that is greater than a predetermined current for at least a predetermined period.04-25-2013
20130130094ELECTRODE TERMINAL FOR SECONDARY BATTERY AND LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY INCLUDING THE SAME - Provided is a lithium secondary battery, which includes a rechargeable electrode assembly sealed within an exterior member; and an electrode terminal (a positive terminal or a negative terminal) electrically connected to the electrode assembly, and partially protruded out of the exterior member. A portion of the electrode terminal exposed out of the exterior member is plated with a corrosion resistant metal. The electrode terminal is directly plated with a corrosion resistant metal such as cobalt, copper, nickel, and platinum to improve corrosion resistance thereof, thereby improving the performance of the lithium secondary battery.05-23-2013
20130130095SURFACE STABILIZED ELECTRODES FOR LITHIUM BATTERIES - A stabilized electrode comprising a metal oxide or lithium-metal-oxide electrode material is formed by contacting a surface of the electrode material, prior to cell assembly, with an aqueous or a non-aqueous acid solution having a pH greater than 4 but less than 7 and containing a stabilizing salt, to etch the surface of the electrode material and introduce stabilizing anions and cations from the salt into said surface. The structure of the bulk of the electrode material remains unchanged during the acid treatment. The stabilizing salt comprises fluoride and at least one cationic material selected from the group consisting of ammonium, phosphorus, titanium, silicon, zirconium, aluminum, and boron.05-23-2013
20130157113ELECTRIC STORAGE DEVICE, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF ELECTRIC STORAGE DEVICE, AND BUS BAR USED FOR ELECTRIC STORAGE DEVICE - An electric storage device includes: electric storage elements including external terminals; and bus bars connected to the external terminals, wherein the bus bars include thin-walled portions, and the thin-walled portions and the external terminals are welded together.06-20-2013
20110311858COUPLING MEMBER BETWEEN BATTERY CELLS AND BATTERY CELL ASSEMBLY USING THE SAME - A coupling member between battery cells and a battery cell assembly using the same are disclosed. Specifically, a coupling member between battery cells comprises a coupling body having battery insertion holes at first and second sides of the coupling body, and an insertion space in an interior of the coupling body; and a conductor installed in the insertion space to partition the insertion space into the first and second sides, the conductor configured to contact an electrode of the battery cells.12-22-2011
20120295151NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY AND BATTERY MODULE - A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, having an internal resistance of 10 mΩ or less as an alternating-current impedance value of 1 kHz, comprises a metal outer container, a nonaqueous electrolyte contained in the container, a positive electrode contained in the container, a negative electrode contained in the container, a separator interposed between the negative electrode and the positive electrode, a negative electrode lead having one end connected to the negative electrode, and a negative electrode terminal attached to the outer container so as to be connected electrically to the other end of the negative electrode lead, at least the surface of the negative electrode terminal which is connected to the negative electrode lead being formed of aluminum alloy with an aluminum purity of less than 99 wt. % containing at least one metal selected from the group consisting of Mg, Cr, Mn, Cu, Si, Fe and Ni.11-22-2012
20120295150BATTERY MODULE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A battery module includes a plurality of stacked electrochemical battery cells, each having a positive cell tab and a negative cell tab. The positive cell tabs and the negative cell tabs are electrically connected through an interconnecting member. The interconnecting member includes a substrate supporting a plurality of connecting elements and defining a first slot and a second slot adjacent each of the connecting elements. The tabs of the electrochemical battery cells extend through the slots and are bent into a parallel relationship relative to the connecting elements. A fastening mechanism, such as a rivet, a bolt a screw, a clip or a weld, fastens the tabs to their respective connecting element.11-22-2012
20130202948ELECTRICAL CONNECTING MEMBER FOR SECONDARY BATTERY - Disclosed herein is a connection member for secondary batteries to achieve the electrical connection in a battery pack including two or more cylindrical secondary batteries in a physical contact manner, the connection member including an outer circumferential contact part contacting an electrode terminal of a lower battery cell along the outer circumferential region of the electrode terminal of the lower battery cell, such that the outer circumferential contact part can be electrically connected to the electrode terminal of the lower battery cell in a surface contact manner and a central contact part contacting an electrode terminal of an upper battery cell or the central region of a sidewall of the battery pack for providing an elastic contact force to the entire connection member mounted between the electrode terminals of the respective battery cells or between the electrode terminals of the battery cells and the sidewall of the battery pack.08-08-2013
20120064387BATTERY AND BATTERY PACK USING THE SAME - A battery includes a case, an electrode assembly located within the case and comprising first and second electrodes, a first terminal electrically connected with the first electrode, and a second terminal electrically connected with the second electrode. The first and second terminals project through the case. One of the first and second terminals has first and second connection formations. The first and second connection formations have mutually different shapes and are located on respectively different aspects of the case.03-15-2012
20120070719NEGATIVE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE BATTERY, METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME, NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE BATTERY AND BATTERY PACK - According to one embodiment, a negative electrode active material for nonaqueous electrolyte battery includes a titanium oxide compound having a crystal structure of monoclinic titanium dioxide. When a monoclinic titanium dioxide is used as the active material, the effective capacity is significantly lower than the theoretical capacity though the theoretical capacity was about 330 mAh/g. The invention comprises a titanium oxide compound which has a crystal structure of monoclinic titanium dioxide and a (001) plane spacing of 6.22 Å or more in the powder X-ray diffraction method using a Cu-Kα radiation source, thereby making an attempt to improve effective capacity.03-22-2012

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