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And common external casing, tray or clamp means

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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

429158000 - Having intercell connector

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
429159000 And common external casing, tray or clamp means 89
20120171553BATTERY AND BATTERY PACK HAVING THE SAME - A battery includes an electrode assembly having a first electrode plate and a second electrode plate each having an uncoated portion, and a separator located between the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate; a case accommodating the electrode assembly and having an opening; an electrode terminal connected to the electrode assembly and protruding from the case; and a cap assembly comprising a cap plate sealing the opening of the case, wherein the electrode assembly is constructed such that at least one of the uncoated portions of the first and second electrode plates extends along only a portion of the electrode assembly, and wherein the case has a bent portion formed on at least one side to generally correspond to the electrode assembly.07-05-2012
20100151314ELECTROCHEMICAL STORAGE CELL RETENTION SYSTEM - An electrochemical storage cell retention system is provided for storage cells (06-17-2010
20120177978SECONDARY BATTERY, METHOD OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME, AND BATTERY PACK INCLUDING THE SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery, a method of assembling the same, and a battery pack including the secondary battery, the secondary battery including an electrode assembly; a collecting terminal electrically connected to the electrode assembly; a terminal plate electrically connected to the collecting terminal, the terminal plate including a slide groove on an upper side thereof; and a coupling terminal connected to the terminal plate, wherein the coupling terminal is slide-coupled with the slide groove of the terminal plate.07-12-2012
20100099023ASSEMBLED BATTERY, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME, AND VEHICLE PROVIDED WITH ASSEMBLED BATTERY - In an assembled battery (04-22-2010
20130052514BATTERY CELL AND BATTERY MODULE USING THE SAME - A battery module may include a plurality of battery cells aligned in one direction, each of the plurality of battery cells including: a first electrode terminal and a second electrode terminal, a bus bar for electrically connecting the plurality of battery cells, the bus bar being fastened to the first electrode terminal or the second electrode terminal of any one of the plurality of battery cells, and the first electrode terminal or the second electrode terminal of an adjacent one of the plurality of battery cells, and a housing accommodating the plurality of battery cells electrically connected by the bus bar. The first electrode terminal and the second electrode terminal of adjacent battery cells may be spaced differently, for example, a battery cell may have first and second electrode terminals spaced at different distances from a center of a top side of the respective battery cell.02-28-2013
20090305126SECONDARY BATTERY HAVING ELECTRODE WITH SELF CUTTING PART TO BE DESTRUCTED ON APPLICATION OF OVER-CURRENT - Disclosed herein is a plate-shaped secondary battery used as a unit cell for middle- or large-sized battery pack, the secondary battery having an electrode assembly, which can be charged and discharged, mounted in a sheet-shaped battery case including a metal layer and a resin layer in a sealed state, the electrode assembly having electrode terminals protruding outside a sealing part of the battery case, wherein at least one of the electrode terminals is provided at a position spaced a predetermined distance from the sealing part with a self cutting part having a vertical sectional area less than that of the remaining part of the at least one electrode terminal such that the self cutting part can break first when overcurrent flows in the secondary battery.12-10-2009
20110039147BATTERY MODULE - A battery module including a plurality of rechargeable batteries including a case and terminals protruding outside of the case; a first connecting member electrically connecting first terminals of neighboring rechargeable batteries and including a fuse unit configured to disconnect the first terminals of the neighboring rechargeable batteries when an overcurrent is generated; a plurality of second connecting members electrically connecting second terminals of the neighboring rechargeable batteries to terminals of connected rechargeable batteries; and a shorting member configured to generate a short circuit by connecting neighboring second connecting members to each other.02-17-2011
20120225347SOLID BATTERY MODULE - A solid battery wherein a plurality of battery elements are disposed in a direction intersecting with a stacking direction of the members to constitute the battery element, and an arrangement position of the battery element can be easily determined. The solid battery module includes a plurality of battery elements each provided with a solid electrolyte layer and with a pair of cathode layer and anode layer to sandwich the solid electrolyte layer, wherein the plurality of battery elements are aligned in the direction intersecting with the stacking direction of the solid electrolyte layer, the cathode layer and the anode layer; the solid battery module includes a substrate on which to dispose the plurality of battery elements; and the substrate includes a positioning portion which determines the arrangement position of the plurality of battery elements.09-06-2012
20130065108High Voltage Access Prevention - Methods and apparatus for assembling a high voltage battery without exposing an operator to contacts having a voltage greater than a predetermined maximum are presented. A bus bar module has standard compartments equipped with integrated bus bars separated by break compartments without bus bars. The bus bar module can be coupled to a plurality of electrochemical cells to connect the cells in groups having a voltage less than a predetermined maximum Vmax. Compartment lids can be closed to prevent contact with connected posts. A separate non-integrated bus bar can be provided to a break compartment to connect a first group of cells with a second group of cells to form a series of connected cells that can provide a voltage greater than Vmax, to achieve a desired battery voltage. The bus bar module and methods of the invention can protect an operator during battery assembly or service.03-14-2013
20130164600RECHARGEABLE BATTERY PACK FOR AN ELECTRICAL LOAD - The invention is directed to a rechargeable battery pack for an electrical load with the load being connected to the rechargeable battery pack by a connection cable. A housing of the rechargeable battery pack has an inner space for accommodating a large number of rechargeable individual cells which are electrically connected to one another and supply the load via the connection cable. To provide the housing with a high level of stability, provision is made for the receiving space in the housing to be subdivided into individual receptacles by partition walls. A cell pack includes a predefined number of the individual cells and is arranged in a corresponding individual receptacle. Each cell pack forms an independent unit which is held in the individual receptacle. The individual cells of a cell pack are electrically and mechanically connected to one another by cell connectors.06-27-2013
20120115017BATTERY MODULE - There is disclosed a battery module that includes a housing. At least one terminal is melt joined with the bus member of the housing sealing the terminal relative to the bus member and providing a conductive path to an interior of the battery module. The terminal may be melt joined in an ultrasonic joining operation or in a thermal insertion operation. A plurality of cells are disposed in the housing with each of the cells electrically coupled via bus bars integrated into a bus member. Each of the cells includes a plurality of positive and negative electrodes that are spaced by a separator. The negative electrode includes a substrate having tab meeting at a flange that is connected to an active material portion of the electrode. The positive electrode includes a substrate having a tab meeting at a flange that is connected to an active material portion of the electrode.05-10-2012
20120115016BATTERY MODULE - A battery module array includes a plurality of battery modules each having a plurality of battery cells, each of the battery cells including a terminal surface through which electrode terminals are exposed and a bottom surface substantially opposite to the terminal surface, wherein the bottom surface of each of the battery cells are fixed together such that the exposed electrode terminals extend away from each other; and a bus bar coupling the electrode terminals of two adjacent ones of the battery modules to each other, the bus bar being made of a conductive metal material, wherein the bus bar has a curved center portion and has an electrode accommodating hole on either side of the curved center portion.05-10-2012
20120115015Battery module - A battery module includes a plurality of rechargeable batteries having terminals, bus bars electrically connecting the terminals of the rechargeable batteries, connection parts protruding from the bus bars, and transmission wires electrically connecting the connection parts to a battery management system (BMS), the transmission wires being configured to transmit voltages of the rechargeable batteries to the BMS.05-10-2012
20120115014Battery module - A battery module includes a plurality of rechargeable batteries respectively including externally protruded terminals, a bus-bar electrically coupling at least two of the terminals of the rechargeable batteries, and a protection member disposed between the bus-bar and the rechargeable batteries, and including a protruding portion formed along a circumference of the bus-bar.05-10-2012
20120237818REBUILT RECHARGEABLE BATTERY AND METHOD - A rechargeable power tool battery is rebuilt by replacing its spent cells with an array of replacement cells in which connections are made by conductive connectors, ends of which are clamped by bent-over arms of star-shaped malleable metal grips, the hubs of which are spot welded to cell terminals by the replacement cell supplier. Replacement cells can be supplied in pairs with the positive terminal of one cell of the pair permanently connected to the negative terminal of the other cell of the pair and with the other positive and negative terminals each provided with a spot-welded star-shaped grip.09-20-2012
20110300433BATTERY PACK - A slim and compact battery pack is provided. The battery pack includes a battery module including a plurality of battery cells stacked in vertical and horizontal directions, and a plurality of bus bars electrically coupled to the plurality of battery cells; and a connector including an insulation body connected to the battery module, and power terminals formed in the insulation body and electrically coupled to a group of the plurality of bus bars.12-08-2011
20110281152LITHIUM-ION BATTERY PACK - The present disclosure relates to a lithium-ion battery pack. The lithium-ion battery pack comprises a plurality of battery units electrically connected with each other. The battery unit includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator, an electrolyte solution, and an external encapsulating shell. The separator is disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode. The positive electrode, the negative electrode, the separator, and the electrolyte solution are encapsulated in the external encapsulating shell. The positive electrode defines at least one first through-hole. The negative electrode defines at least one second through-hole. The at least one second through-holes corresponds to the at least one first through-hole.11-17-2011
20100266891SECONDARY BATTERY PACK BASED ON MECHANICAL CONNECTION MANNER - Disclosed herein is a battery pack constructed in a structure in which a plurality of secondary battery cells are electrically connected to one another via a connection member while the secondary battery cells are mounted in a receiving part of a pack case having no partition, wherein the connection member is located between the battery cells arranged in the longitudinal direction or in both the longitudinal direction and the lateral direction, the connection member is connected, in a mechanical coupling manner, to a lower electrode terminal of the front battery cell in the longitudinal direction and/or to an upper electrode terminal of the rear battery cell in the longitudinal direction, and the connection member is elastically pressed while the connection member is located between the battery cells.10-21-2010
20110293998BATTERY UNIT - In one example embodiment, a battery unit includes a battery case, and a plurality of battery blocks stored in the battery case. The plurality of battery blocks are electrically connected together in series. In one example embodiment, a first plurality of the battery blocks form a first column and are arranged in a side-to-side configuration. In one example embodiment, a second plurality of the battery blocks form a second column and are arranged in an end-to-end configuration which is different from the side-to-side configuration.12-01-2011
20110293997BATTERY PACK THERMAL PROTECTION FROM HEAT STERILIZATION - An application for a battery pack that includes a set of walls made of sturdy material, power interface terminals and battery cells/electronics held within the walls. The battery cells are separated from the walls by a highly insulating material, thereby reducing the temperature that the battery cells reach during heat sterilization cycles performed on the battery pack after, for example, exposure of the battery pack to pathogens.12-01-2011
20110143188BATTERY STRAPS - The present disclosure relates to a battery for use in various applications including starting, lighting, and ignition and other purposes in vehicles such as automobiles and boats. The disclosed battery design includes a number of battery cell elements connected in series by a number of straps. The present disclosure describes a system of connecting the cells that minimizes the size and weight of the straps and increases the operating efficiency of the battery.06-16-2011
20110300434LEAD-ACID BATTERY - [Purpose] It is a purpose of the present invention to provide a lead-acid battery for use in idle reduction operation in which both excellent life characteristics and suppression of corrosion of negative-electrode grid ears are achieved by suppressing variations in SOC between cells.12-08-2011
20110171515ASSEMBLED BATTERY AND BATTERY MODULE - In an assembled battery (07-14-2011
20090317704PRISMATIC BATTERY WITH NOVEL INTER-CELL CONNECTION - A battery includes a plurality of prismatic battery cells, wherein prismatic battery cells which are immediately adjacent to each other are connected by at least one inter-cell connector which extends across an inter-cell aperture. The adjacent prismatic battery cells are communicable through the inter-cell aperture, to provide continuity in conductivity and/or a continuity of conductance across the inter-cell aperture. The inter-cell connector forms a fluid sealing member and the part which extends trough the aperture may be tapered and threaded.12-24-2009
20100323236POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS - A power supply apparatus is equipped an assembled battery, a case that accommodates the assembled battery, and a connecting mechanism that is attached to an outside of the case, wherein the connecting mechanism connects two selected cells. The connecting mechanism includes a fixation portion and a disconnection portion. The fixation portion includes a first conductive plate that is directly connected to a positive electrode terminal of one of the two selected cells, and a second conductive plate that is directly connected to a negative electrode terminal of the other of the two selected cells, wherein the fixation portion is attached to the case. The disconnection portion is removable from the fixation portion, electrically connects the first conductive plate to the second conductive plate when attached to the fixation portion, and electrically disconnects the first conductive plate from the second conductive plate when removed from the fixation portion.12-23-2010
20090004558Battery module - The battery module is provided with a plurality of batteries 01-01-2009
20120288745BATTERY MODULE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE BATTERY MODULE - A battery module and a related method are provided. The module includes battery cells having electrical terminals extending from battery portions. The module further includes an interconnect board having apertures for receiving the electrical terminals therethrough, and an elastomeric layer having apertures extending therethrough. The elastomeric layer is disposed proximate to the interconnect board such that the electrical terminals extend through the apertures of the interconnect board and further extend through the apertures of the elastomeric layer. The module further includes a potting compound disposed on the elastomeric layer such that the layer prevents the potting compound from contacting the battery portions.11-15-2012
20080241667Tunable frangible battery pack system - A tunable frangible battery pack system for use in an electric vehicle is disclosed. The tunable frangible battery pack system includes a two piece clamshell housing. The system also includes a plurality of battery cells arranged within the housing and a collector plate secured to each piece of the housing. The system also includes a wire conductor arranged between each of the battery cells and collector plates to create a frangible disconnect system when the battery pack system and electric vehicle are exposed to a predetermined mechanical or thermal force or event.10-02-2008
20090142658Lithium Ion Battery - Disclosed herein is a lithium ion battery comprising an electrode core, an electrolyte solution, a metal shell and an end cover assembly, said metal shell comprising an outer wall, an inner wall and a chamber, said electrode core and electrolyte solution being located in the chamber of the metal shell, and said electrode core being connected to the end cover assembly with a electrode terminal of the electrode core, wherein the number of said electrode core is more than one, and the multiple electrode cores are located in the chamber of the metal shell. The lithium ion battery according to the present invention possesses excellent disperse heat dispersion, high mechanical safety, and good high rate discharge performance. In addition, the battery according to the present invention solves the problems of the “wound battery” of the prior art that the electrode plate is long and difficult to wind, and the “stacked battery” of the prior art that the electrode plate is difficult to prepare and pile up by dividing the electrode core of high capacity into multiple electrode core of low capacity placed abreast in the metal shell, whereby simplifying the preparation thereof.06-04-2009
20080233475Battery Pack - A battery pack is provided, in which a plurality of rechargeable batteries are held by a center frame, a bottom-side frame, and a terminal-side frame in a parallel spaced relationship, the plurality of rechargeable batteries being connected in series and integrated with a circuit substrate by mounting the circuit substrate on the terminal-side frame, the circuit substrate being provided with a resin mold, whereby the battery pack is free of damage to electrical circuit parts even in the event of entrance of water or dust through vents that are provided for suppressing temperature rise of the rechargeable batteries. The plurality of rechargeable batteries are connected in series by joining connection plates to the positive and negative electrode terminals formed on the sealing plates of plurality of the rechargeable batteries that are held by the terminal-side frame, and connection projections formed to each connection plate are fitted in respective connection holes in the circuit substrate so as to integrate the circuit substrate with the rechargeable batteries, whereby the wiring for connecting each of the rechargeable batteries to the circuit substrate is made simple.09-25-2008
20090220853Battery Module - Disclosed herein is a battery module including two or more plate-shaped battery cells, as unit cells, constructed in a stacked structure in which electrode terminals of the battery cells are connected in series with each other and the electrode terminal connections are bent such that the battery cells are stacked, and a pair of high-strength cell covers for surrounding the outer surfaces of the battery cells when the cell covers are coupled with each other. The present invention has the effect of easily mounting a sensing unit that is capable of minimizing the weight and size of battery cells while effectively reinforcing the low mechanical strength of the battery cells and sensing the operation state of the battery cells to a battery module. In addition, the present invention has the effect of manufacturing the battery module by a simple assembly process without using a plurality of members for mechanical coupling and electrical connection, thereby decreasing the manufacturing costs of the battery module, and effectively preventing the battery module from being short-circuited or damaged during the manufacture or the operation of the battery module. Furthermore, the present invention has the effect of manufacturing a middle- or large-sized battery system having desired output and capacity using the battery module as a unit body.09-03-2009
20090317703BATTERY PACK - A battery pack is disclosed. The battery pack includes at least two battery cells to provide a high capacity battery pack. The battery pack includes a single PCM assembly controlling at least two battery cells to decrease inferiority due to overcharge and overdischarge. Since a connector tab electrically connecting at least two battery cells to a single PCM assembly is provided, contacts are not separated during the swelling of the battery cells to prevent contact inferiority. A top case and a bottom case are provided to be coupled with at least two battery cells to maintain a secure coupling between the at least two battery cells.12-24-2009
20120141861BATTERY MODULE AND ASSEMBLED BATTERY - A battery module of the invention includes: a battery having a positive electrode terminal, a negative electrode terminal, and a battery case; a cap having holes respectively corresponding to the positive electrode terminal and the negative electrode terminal and formed of an insulating member covering an end of the battery; and a protection portion to block at least one of the holes. When the cap is pressed and inserted into the end of the battery up to a predetermined amount or more, the positive electrode terminal or the negative electrode terminal protrudes from the cap through the protection portion.06-07-2012
20090053591POWER SOURCE DEVICE - A power source device includes a battery assembly which includes a plurality of batteries each having a positive electrode at one end and a negative electrode at the other end, a plurality of connecting members, each of which connects the positive electrode of one battery and the negative electrode of the other battery of the battery assembly, the one and the other batteries adjoining each other, and a plate to which the connecting members are attached, and the plate adapted to the battery assembly. The battery assembly and the plate include a positioning section that relatively positions the battery assembly and the plate. The battery assembly and the plate include a plate displacement section that displaces the plate so that the connecting members relatively abut against the corresponding positive electrodes and negative electrodes of the battery assembly when the plate is mounted on the battery assembly.02-26-2009
20100248006Battery Module - A battery module includes a base device, a plurality of battery groups and a plurality of protecting circuit groups. The base device has a positive plate and a negative plate spaced from the positive plate. The battery groups are parallel-connected between the positive plate and the negative plate, each of which has a plurality of unit cells connected in series. Each of the protecting circuit groups is connected with the battery group and has a plurality of connecting terminals. The positive pole and the negative pole of each of the unit cells of the battery group are connected with the corresponding connecting terminals of the protecting circuit group. Therefore, the failed battery group or unit cell can be timely detected by the protecting circuit group so as to ensure the reliability and product life of the battery module.09-30-2010
20130136975BATTERY DEVICE - A battery device including a plurality of unit cells that include a pair of electrode terminals, a casing main body that includes an opening portion and a top plate that closes an upper portion, and that accommodates insertion of the unit cells from the opening portion while the pair of electrode terminals faces upward, a temporary pressing portion, a terminal connection member that abuts the pair of electrode terminals of the unit cell that is accommodated in the casing main body, and electrically connects the electrode terminals of the unit cells adjacent to each other, and a cover portion that includes a battery biasing member that biases the unit cell upward in a state where the opening portion is closed and makes the electrode terminals abut the terminal connection member, and that is provided so as to be opened and closed in the opening portion.05-30-2013
20130143102BATTERY ASSEMBLING DEVICE - A battery assembling device has two brackets and an assembling unit. The brackets abut each other and can be securely mounted around two battery units. The assembling unit has a quick-release housing and two clamps. The quick-release housing has two electrode holes. The clamps are respectively mounted in the electrode holes and each clamp has two opposite threaded inner surfaces. The battery units can be bundled by the brackets in advance to form regular battery modules. Because the assembling unit is easily and quickly connected with the battery modules, the assembling of a cell of an electrical vehicle is greatly convenient and fast.06-06-2013
20110014512BATTERY MODULE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF BATTERY MODULE - Provided is a battery module in which a stacked body (01-20-2011
20110129719Battery Pack and Battery Pack Stack - A battery pack includes battery cells, each including a first conductive terminal and a second conductive terminal, the battery cells being arrayed from a first side to a second side of the battery pack. A first conductive tab electrically connects the first conductive terminals of the battery cells to each other, a second conductive tab electrically connects the second conductive terminals of the battery cells to each other, a first conductive external terminal is electrically connected to a side of the first conductive tab and is configured to be electrically connected to an external device, and a second conductive external terminal is electrically connected to a side of the second conductive tab and is configured to be electrically connected to the external device. A battery pack stack includes battery packs, each including a first conductive external terminal and a second conductive external terminal, the battery packs being arrayed from a first end to a second end of the stack. A first conductive external tab includes a first contact at the first end for electrically connecting the first conductive external terminals to each other, and a second conductive external tab includes a second contact at the second end for electrically connecting the second conductive external terminals to each other. The first and second contacts are connected to an external device.06-02-2011
20110129720RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery is constructed with a plurality of electrode assemblies disposed at a distance from each other, a first current collecting plate disposed at one side of the plurality of electrode assemblies, a second current collecting plate disposed at an opposite side of the plurality of the electrode assemblies, the first and second current collecting plates being electrically connected with the electrode assemblies, a case housing the electrode assemblies, the first current collecting plate, and the second current collecting plate, and an electrode terminal provided in the case, and electrically connected with at least one of the first and second current collecting plates. Each one of the first and second current collecting plates is constructed with a plurality of current collecting portions fixed to and electrically connected to the electrode assemblies, each current collecting portion corresponding to a respective electrode assembly, a connection portion electrically connecting at least two of the current collecting portions, and an insulating supporter supporting the current collecting portions and the connection portion by surrounding the current collecting portions and the connection portion. The insulating supporter includes a plurality of openings exposing the plurality of current collecting portions, and each opening corresponds to a respective current collecting portion.06-02-2011
20100055556MONOBLOCK LITHIUM ION BATTERY - The present invention describes a monoblock for a plurality of lithium ion cells. The monoblock includes a case having a base and a cover dimensioned and configured to the base. The case includes a chamber that includes cell compartments for lithium cells. Each lithium cell is disposed in a leaf spring that applies compression pressure on the cell. The structural integrity of the battery and cells is maintained using internal and external anti-swelling features including a waffle pattern, backing plates, etc. A liquid and gas pressure management system is also incorporated with the case and realized by a vent plenum, check valves, bladders, bags, etc.03-04-2010
20110070478MONOBLOCK LITHIUM ION BATTERY - The present invention describes a monoblock for a plurality of lithium ion cells. The monoblock includes a case having a base and a cover dimensioned and configured to the base. The case includes a chamber that includes cell compartments for lithium cells. Each lithium cell is disposed in a leaf spring that applies compression pressure on the cell. The structural integrity of the battery and cells is maintained using internal and external anti-swelling features including a waffle pattern, backing plates, etc. A liquid and gas pressure management system is also incorporated with the case and realized by a vent plenum, check valves, bladders, bags, etc.03-24-2011
20110151315BUS BAR ASSEMBLY - A bus bar assembly includes a flexible member comprising a plurality of apertures provided therein. The bus bar assembly also includes a plurality of electrically conductive members coupled to the flexible member. Each of the plurality of conductive members includes an aperture that is aligned with one of the apertures of the flexible member such that the bus bar assembly is configured for electrically coupling a plurality of electrochemical cells together when at least one terminal of each of the cells is received within an aperture of the flexible member and an associated aperture of one of the plurality of conductive members.06-23-2011
20080305390BATTERY PACK - Disclosed herein is a battery pack including a roughly rectangular casing, a main circuit board disposed at a bottom surface of the casing, and cylindrical battery cells arranged in two rows and two layers over the main circuit board and connected in series.12-11-2008
20110177382SECONDARY BATTERY MODULE - A large-capacity battery module which is formed by integrating a plurality of unit cells. The present invention provides a secondary battery module having a plurality of unit cells and connectors for electrically connecting the unit cells, which includes: a spacer set up between the unit cells and the connectors. The secondary battery module can insulate a cap from a connector and maintain a uniform space between the unit cells.07-21-2011
20110135994MIDDLE OR LARGE-SIZED BATTERY MODULE - Disclosed herein is a middle- or large-sized battery module comprising: a battery cell stack including a plurality of battery cells or unit modules electrically connected with each other; a first module case constructed in a structure to entirely surround one side end of the battery cell stack and to partially surround the upper and lower ends of the battery cell stack; a second module case coupled with the first module case, the second module case being constructed in a structure to entirely surround the other side end of the battery cell stack and to partially surround the upper and lower ends of the battery cell stack; a sensing member mounted to the first module case or the second module case; and a battery management system (BMS) mounted to the first module case or the second module case.06-09-2011
20110097619BATTERY PACK - A battery pack having lead wires connected to a plurality of unit batteries which are distributed to prevent malfunction of the batteries due to contact between the unit batteries and the lead wires. The lead wires are distributed within the minimum distances to facilitate a wire distributing process and reduce manufacturing costs. The battery pack includes unit batteries, a spacer disposed between the unit batteries, a protective circuit module connected to the unit batteries through lead wires, and a holder surrounding the unit batteries and having paths through with the lead wires pass, respectively.04-28-2011
20120308874SECONDARY BATTERY AND BATTERY PACK - Provided are a secondary battery and a battery pack, in which when a plurality of secondary batteries having a laminated electrode assembly are stacked to constitute the battery pack, deformation of each secondary battery can be suppressed, electrode assemblies are not shifted, and no breakage occurs in terminals, even if an external force such as vibration is applied. For this purpose, a secondary battery (RB) includes anti-displacement members disposed inside and outside of the lid member (12-06-2012
20120308875BATTERY MODULE - A battery module (12-06-2012
20120040236BATTERY PACK - A battery pack (02-16-2012
20120040237BATTERY PACK - A battery pack (02-16-2012
20120045686BATTERY MODULE - A battery module including a plurality of rechargeable batteries electrically connected to one another; an end plate arranged at an outermost rechargeable battery of the plurality of rechargeable batteries and supporting the plurality of rechargeable batteries; and at least one elastic member at a surface of the end plate facing the outermost rechargeable battery. A pair of elastic members may be arranged symmetrically with respect to a center line in the longitudinal direction.02-23-2012
20120009462SUPPORT FEATURE FOR JOINING OF BATTERY CELL TABS - A battery assembly including a plurality of battery cells and at least one frame having a support feature formed thereon is disclosed. The support feature supports electrically conductive tabs of the battery cells and militates against damage to the battery assembly during a joining of one of the electrically conductive tabs with another one of the electrically conductive tabs of an adjacent battery cell or during a joining of the electrically conductive tabs of adjacent battery cells with a connector.01-12-2012
20130224567HOUSING FOR ACCOMMODATING AT LEAST ONE RECHARGEABLE BATTERY CELL - A housing for accommodating at least one rechargeable battery cell, having a terminal region for the electrical contacting of the housing to a device that is operated with an electric motor, in particular to a hand tool, and having at least one connecting line at one side of the at least one rechargeable battery cell, with which the at least one rechargeable battery cell is at least mediately electrically contacted at a pole, the at least one connecting line being guided in particular parallel to the extension of the rechargeable battery cell on the side of the rechargeable battery cell situated opposite the point of connection to the rechargeable battery cell. The housing has a separate cable channel in which the at least one connecting line is guided so as to be spatially separated from the at least one rechargeable battery cell.08-29-2013
20120115013Battery Module - A battery module includes a battery array and an end plate. The battery array includes at least two battery cells that are stacked, the battery cells including a terminal surface where an electrode and a vent are exposed and an opposite bottom side. The end plate is disposed at the terminal surface of the stacked battery cells and includes an electrode hole through which the electrode is exposed. a first coupling unit including an alignment protrusion is disposed on one side of the end plate, and a second coupling unit including an accommodation unit is disposed on an opposite side of the end plate. The accommodation unit of the second coupling unit is configured to be coupled with an alignment protrusion of a first coupling unit of an end plate of an adjacent battery module.05-10-2012
20120115012Rechargeable battery installation mechanism - A rechargeable battery installation mechanism is provided and includes a box body installed with a plurality of rechargeable batteries. A circuit of cascading or parallel connecting each rechargeable battery is disposed between each rechargeable battery and an upper cover or a lower cover of the box body and is combined to each rechargeable battery while waiting for use. The mechanism utilizing the feature of rechargeable battery is that the charging of a single rechargeable battery or parallel connected rechargeable batteries is easily controlled. The rechargeable batteries then are cascaded or connected in parallel while in use. It does not need to apply a charging protection board, and the optimum circulation life of the rechargeable battery can be obtained under conditions of fully charging all rechargeable batteries and having the identical voltages.05-10-2012
20120058384TOOL BATTERIES - A tool battery includes a plurality of battery cells and a holder device. The holder device includes a pair of holder members and a plurality of lead plates mounted to each of the holder members. Each of the holder members has fitting portions for fitting with end portions of the battery cells. The lead plates are electrically connected to the corresponding electrodes of the battery cells.03-08-2012
20110104555BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes a plurality of battery units, each comprising a plurality of battery cells, a case providing a space to accommodate the battery cells, and a plurality of electrode terminals that are electrically connected to the battery cells and protrude out of the case. Bus bars connect electrode terminals of adjacent battery units. Short circuits are prevented by surrounding each bus bar with an insulating protection unit.05-05-2011
20100248008Battery Module and Battery Device - A battery module includes: a plurality of battery cells; a casing in which the plurality of battery cells are housed; a plurality of conductive members that electrically connect the plurality of battery cells; and a voltage detection conductor that detects voltages at each of the plurality of battery cells. The casing includes at least a pair of resin side plates that sandwich and support the plurality of battery cells from both sides. The voltage detection conductor is formed in a predetermined shape and integrated with the side plates.09-30-2010
20100248007ELECTRICAL CONNECTING MEMBER OF ASSEMBLING TYPE AND SECONDARY BATTERY PACK CONTAINING THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a connection member for electrically connecting a plurality of secondary battery cells arranged in the longitudinal direction and in the lateral direction in a physical contact fashion, when the secondary battery cells are mounted in a battery pack case. The connection member includes terminal connection parts for connecting the battery cells arranged in the longitudinal direction in series to each other. The terminal connection parts are connected to each other for achieving the connection in parallel between the battery cells arranged in the lateral direction. Each terminal connection part includes a first contact part configured to correspond to the external shape of an electrode terminal of a lower battery cell, the first contact part contacting the electrode terminal of the lower battery cell at a region adjacent to the outer circumference of the electrode terminal, the first contact part having a predetermined width, an elastic part tapered upward from the first contact part toward a central axis of each terminal connection part for elastically supporting the lower battery cell, protruding coupling parts protruding upward from the elastic part to a predetermined height such that the protruding coupling parts are coupled to an electrode terminal of an upper battery cell, and a second contact part disposed on the central axis of each terminal connection part such that the second contact part is depressed to a predetermined depth from the protruding coupling parts, the second contact part contacting the electrode terminal of the upper battery cell. The connection member is provided at one side thereof with a circuit connection terminal part.09-30-2010
20120315531BATTERY CELL CONNECTION APPARATUS - A battery component includes electrochemical cells with positive and negative terminals of different metals within a sealed enclosure. A positive terminal and a negative terminal of substantially the same material extend outside the sealed enclosure. The battery component provided enables battery construction which reduces or eliminates exposed welds of different metals. A battery assembly with exposed interconnecting members of the same metal is also provided.12-13-2012
20120219846BATTERY CELL SUPPORT AND ASSEMBLY THEREOF - The present invention discloses a battery cell support consisted of a first supporting member and a second supporting member, which are assembled by a first fitting mechanism and a second fitting mechanism on the supporting member that can be snap-fit in each other. Battery cells are inserted in the space formed by the first supporting member and the second supporting member with exposed surface such that proper heat dissipation of the battery cells is ensured. An assembly of multiple battery cell supports is also disclosed which uses different fitting mechanisms to combine the separate battery cell supports, and also a metal strap is used to electrically connect the separate battery cell supports.08-30-2012
20120135296BATTERY MODULE - A battery module 05-31-2012
20120135295BATTERY MODULE STRUCTURE - Disclosed is a battery module structure including unit cells having positive and negative cell taps at an edge each unit cell to induce electricity, a plurality of receptacles respectively coupled to cell taps of unit cells, and a plurality of bus bars electrically connecting receptacles. Advantageously, the present invention, ensures a stable connection between the unit cells, makes manufacturing and assembling easy, ensures high durability, allows for implementation of various shapes and structures of the battery modules, and freely determines the arrangement structure and the number of the unit cells in various ways.05-31-2012
20120171554BATTERY MODULE - A battery module including a plurality of battery cells spaced apart in a first direction, and a barrier between adjacent battery cells of the plurality of battery cells, the barrier including a plate, and a protrusion extending from the plate in the first direction and contacting the adjacent battery cells, the protrusion including an elastomer.07-05-2012
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20120251872BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes a plurality of secondary batteries, each of the secondary batteries including: an electrode assembly; a case accommodating the electrode assembly; and a collecting terminal electrically connected to the electrode assembly and protruding from the case; a first cover member on a first surface of each of the secondary batteries; and a first elastic member located between the first cover member and the first surface of each of the secondary batteries.10-04-2012
20120177979BATTERY MODULE - Disclosed is a battery module including a plurality of battery cells arranged in one direction, a barrier disposed between the plurality of battery cells; and a housing accommodating the battery cells and the barrier, wherein the barrier includes at least one linear member having a plurality of protrusions, and first and second lateral members respectively connected to one end portion and another end portion of the linear member, and the first and second lateral members include at least one opening.07-12-2012
20100291431Thin film battery with protective packaging - A thin film battery comprises a support with a battery cell. A cover covers the support and a sealant extends around the battery cell, and along the side perimeter surfaces between the support and cover. A protective shell covers at least one side perimeter surface. In one version, the protective shell includes alternating layers of polymer and diamond-like carbon. The protective shell increases the thin film battery cell's resistance to atmospheric and environmental degradation.11-18-2010
20120082887ELECTRICAL STORAGE UNIT - A plurality of electrical storage elements (04-05-2012
20120189902BATTERY MODULE - A battery module including a plurality of battery cells, the battery cells being stacked along a first direction, wherein the battery cells are alternately offset in a second direction, the second direction being perpendicular to the first direction.07-26-2012
20110123851BATTERY PACK - A battery pack including a core pack having a number of battery cells; a waterproof and heat-dissipating case formed of a flexible material that surrounds the core pack; and wiring that is electrically connected to the core pack and is drawn out of the waterproof and heat-dissipating case. A waterproof structure that prevents water penetration is formed in a portion of the waterproof and heat-dissipating case from where the wiring is drawn. Accordingly, water from the outside is effectively prevented from entering the battery pack and heat of the battery cells may be effectively dissipated out of the battery pack.05-26-2011
20130183572LEAD-ACID BATTERY DESIGN HAVING VERSATILE FORM FACTOR - An electrochemical cell includes an electrode assembly having a plurality of electrode plates. Each electrode plate includes a current collector having a first portion and a second portion, and each first and second portion having a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface. The first and second surfaces of the first portion include a positively charged active material, and the first and second surfaces of the second portion include a negatively charged active material. In addition, the plurality of electrode plates includes at least two electrode plates, such that the electrochemical cell is arranged with a first portion of one plate electrochemically connected to a second portion of a second plate.07-18-2013
20110003193BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes a plurality of unit batteries disposed in a spacer and connected via electrode tabs in a case so as to facilitate assembly of the battery pack and to prevent movement of the unit batteries when the battery pack is used, thereby increasing performance and efficiency of manufacture of the battery pack.01-06-2011
20120270095BATTERY MODULE - A battery module including a plurality of battery cells aligned in a direction; first and second end plates respectively arranged at outer sides of the plurality of battery cells; and a bottom plate supporting bottom surfaces of the battery cells and including at least a portion including a pattern structure.10-25-2012
20120321936BATTERY PACK - Provided is a battery pack including a plurality of battery cells including at least one row of battery cells, an electrode tab connecting the plurality of battery cells to each other in parallel, and a bus bar coupled to the electrode tab, wherein the electrode tab includes a main plate extending parallel to the at least one row of battery cells, welding parts protruding from the main plate towards the battery cells, the welding parts being connected to electrode terminals of the battery cells, and connecting parts protruding opposite the welding parts, the connecting parts being connected to the bus bar.12-20-2012
20100190049BATTERY ASSEMBLY MANUFACTURING METHOD - A method for manufacturing a battery assembly provided by the present invention includes a step of measuring a stacking direction length of a stacked body including a predetermined number of unit cells (07-29-2010
20130011718BATTERY MODULE - A battery module including a plurality of cell units is disclosed. Each cell unit has a first surface and a second surface, and the cell units are stacked alone a direction. The cell unit includes a frame, at least one cell and at least two conductors. The frame has at least a first accommodating recess located at the first surface. The cell having two tabs is accommodated in the first accommodating recess. The conductors and the frame are connected at the second surface, and each conductor has a connecting portion located at the first surface. The connecting portions of the two conductors are ultrasound welded with the two tabs respectively. The conductors of adjacent cell units are fixed to each other.01-10-2013
20130011719BATTERY MODULE AND BATTERY ASSEMBLY USED THEREIN - A battery assembly 01-10-2013
20130017436POWER SOURCE APPARATUS AND VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH THE POWER SOURCE APPARATUSAANM KUME; MasaoAACI OsakaAACO JPAAGP KUME; Masao Osaka JP - The power source apparatus has battery units 01-17-2013
20110159350POWER SOURCE APPARATUS HAVING BUS-BARS - The power source apparatus is provided with batteries having positive and negative electrode regions, parallel blocks with batteries stacked together and electrically connected in parallel, multiple parallel-series connected blocks with the parallel blocks electrically connected in series, and bus-bars having a plurality of insertion holes to insert the positive and negative electrode regions and electrically connect the batteries. Batteries in a parallel block are stacked together lining-up positive electrode regions on one side and negative electrode regions on the other side. Parallel blocks in a multiple parallel-series connected block are stacked reversing the orientation of each block added to the stack. The bus-bars are integrated pieces that can electrically connect the batteries in a parallel block in parallel as well as electrically connect the parallel blocks in series.06-30-2011
20130022859Battery Module - A battery module includes one or more battery cells aligned in one direction, a housing member that accommodates the battery cells, and is opposite to a whole of at least one surface of the battery cells; and a top cover that is connected and fastened to at least one portion of the housing member, and covers tops of the battery cells.01-24-2013
20130171507MODULAR HIGH TEMPERATURE BATTERY ELECTRICAL CONFIGURATIONS - A cell module and modular cell tray apparatus for a modular electrochemical device that are more easily manufactured and serviced. A cell module is provided having a plurality of electrochemical cells. The cell module includes an electrically conductive carrier element having a plurality of apertures, wherein each aperture is configured to accept a top portion of an electrode body of an electrochemical cell. A modular cell tray apparatus is provided having a plurality of the cell modules. The cell tray apparatus includes an electrically insulating tray having rows of cell receptacles to accept the cell modules. A modular electrochemical device is provided having a plurality of the cell tray apparatuses. The modular electrochemical device includes a plurality of electrical connectors configured to electrically connect the cell modules within a cell tray apparatus, and to electrically connect the cell tray apparatuses to each other.07-04-2013
20130143103BATTERY MODULE AND BRACKET ASSEMBLY THEREOF FOR POSITIONING BATTERIES - A battery module includes a top bracket, a bottom bracket, a number of batteries clamped by the top and bottom brackets, and an insulative cover fixed to a top side of the top bracket. The top bracket includes a number of top recesses and a number of top separators separating the top recesses from each other. The bottom bracket includes a number of bottom recesses and a number of bottom separators separating the bottom recesses from each other. The top recesses and the bottom recesses are aligned with each other for fixing top sides and bottom sides of the batteries, respectively. The batteries are separated from each other by the top separators and the bottom separators.06-06-2013
20130149591SECONDARY BATTERY MODULE - A secondary battery module including a plurality of battery cells arranged in a direction, and a pair of end plates contacting outermost surfaces of the plurality of battery cells, and each of the pair of end plates includes an inclined plane. The secondary battery module maintains a stacked structure of the plurality of battery cells in a secure manner when an external force is applied, while minimizing or reducing damage of the battery cells.06-13-2013
20120282516BATTERY MODULE - A battery module includes a pair of end plates; a plurality of battery cells aligned with each other between the pair of the end plates, wherein each of the battery cells has a top surface, a bottom surface located substantially opposite to the top surface, and side surfaces extending between the top surface and the bottom surface; a top plate having a top base portion extending across the top surface of the battery cells and a top flange portion covering at least a portion of the side surfaces of the battery cells; and a bottom plate having a bottom base portion extending across the bottom surface of the battery cells and a bottom flange portion covering at least a portion of the side surfaces of the battery cells.11-08-2012
20120282515BATTERY MODULE - A battery module includes a plurality of battery cells, an end plate at a side of the plurality of battery cells, a bottom plate at a bottom of the plurality of battery cells, and a reinforcing member at a first surface of the bottom plate11-08-2012
20130183573POWER SOURCE UNIT - A power source unit includes a battery module including a stack and a coupling member that binds the stack, the stack including a plurality of battery cells aligned, and a container that accommodates therein the battery module. The container includes a projecting portion projecting from an inner wall of the container toward a surface of the battery module, and a top end portion of the projecting portion is located separately from the coupling member.07-18-2013
20130183574BATTERY SYSTEM - A battery system includes battery cells, metal plates, and welding rings. The battery cell includes terminal rods. The battery cells are connected to each other through the metal plates. The welding rings are arranged on the metal plates, and have insertion holes into which the terminal rods are inserted. The surface of the insertion hole is welded to the terminal rod. The periphery of the welding ring is welded to the metal plate after the terminal rod is inserted into the insertion hole. The terminal rods are electrically connected to the metal plates through the welding rings. The terminal rod and/or the welding ring includes a stopper that temporarily holds the welding ring at a predetermined position with the welding ring being connected to the terminal rod. The temporarily held position is the position where the periphery of the welding ring is in contact with the metal plate.07-18-2013

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