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

429163000 - Cell enclosure structure, e.g., housing, casing, container, cover, etc.

429178000 - Having terminal

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20130045414BATTERY, BATTERY ELEMENT, BATTERY CASE, BATTERY PRODUCTION METHOD, AND VEHICLE HAVING BATTERY MOUNTED THEREON - A battery includes a battery element having positive and negative electrode plates and separators for insulating these electrode plates, and a battery case provided with a plurality of storing cavities divided by partitions for accommodating battery elements, each of the storing cavities of the battery case accommodating a battery element. The battery element has a positive current collector plate connected to the positive electrode plates and a negative current collector plate connected to the negative electrode plates on side faces on opposite sides from each other. Part of the positive and negative current collector plates respectively form a protruded portion protruding from an area along the side face of the battery element in an opposite direction from a bottom side of the storing cavities of the battery case. The partitions of the battery case are formed with a respective hole within an area facing the protruded portions of the positive and negative current collector plates, with the current collector plates of adjacent battery elements being connected to each other through the hole. A projection maintaining a distance between the partition and the current collector plate is formed at a position within an area between the hole and a connecting portion between the current collector plate and the electrode plates, at least on one of the partition and the current collector plate.02-21-2013
20110195302NICKEL COATED ALUMINUM BATTERY CELL TABS - A battery cell tab is described. The battery cell tab is anodized on one end and has a metal coating on the other end. Battery cells and methods of making battery cell tabs are also described.08-11-2011
20120183845ELECTRIC STORAGE DEVICE - An electric storage device includes: an electrode assembly; a case that houses the electrode assembly, the case including a defining wall; a rivet that passes through the defining wall, the rivet having a body and an insertion part formed continuously with the body; a conductive member that is electrically connected to the rivet; and a sealing member arranged at least one of between the defining wall and the conductive member and between the defining wall and the body. The insertion part has a portion that is inserted through the defining wall, the sealing member and the conductive member. The insertion part has a diameter smaller than that of the body at least in the portion inserted through the defining wall, the sealing member and the conductive member. The insertion part has a hollow shaft-shaped end with a non-through hole extending in an axial direction of the insertion part.07-19-2012
20130136978NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE BATTERY WHEREIN A BATTERY CASE AND A TERMINAL ARE CONNECTED THROUGH RESISTANCE - A non-aqueous electrolyte battery comprising: a battery case containing aluminum; a positive electrode terminal attached to the battery case; and a negative electrode terminal attached to the battery case and insulated from the battery case, wherein the positive electrode terminal and the battery case are connected through a resistor having resistance of 1Ω to 1 MΩ. Otherwise, A non-aqueous electrolyte battery comprising: a battery case containing iron; a negative electrode terminal attached to the battery case; and a positive electrode terminal attached to the battery case and insulated from the battery case, wherein the negative electrode terminal and the battery case are connected through a resistor having resistance of 1Ω to 1 MΩ.05-30-2013
20120183844LID ASSEMBLY FOR BATTERY - A lid assembly for battery includes a lid, and a pair of electrode terminals. One of the paired electrode terminals is provided with an electricity collector terminal, a rod-shaped penetrator, a flange and an external terminal that are made from out of a rod integrally by plastic forming.07-19-2012
20130078507FILM-PACKAGED ELETRIC DEVICE - To provide a film-packaged battery 03-28-2013
20130078505RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A battery includes an electrode assembly, the electrode assembly including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, a current collector, the current collector being electrically and mechanically coupled to one of the electrodes, a case, the electrode assembly and the current collector being disposed within the case, a cap plate, the cap plate having a terminal protruding therefrom, the terminal being electrically coupled to the current collector, and a separating member, the separating member having a protrusion portion and a body portion, the protrusion portion being fixed to the cap plate, and the body portion extending along a length of the current collector and being interposed between the current collector and an inner wall of the case.03-28-2013
20130078506RECHARGEABLE BATTERY AND BATTERY MODULE - A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly having a positive electrode and a negative electrode; a case housing the electrode assembly; a cap plate coupled to the case; and a terminal electrically coupled to the electrode assembly and having a base portion located on the cap plate and a protrusion portion protruding from the base portion and spaced from the cap plate.03-28-2013
20130040192POUCH TYPE LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY - A pouch type lithium secondary battery includes: an electrode assembly including electrode tabs respectively connected to two electrodes, the two electrodes having different polarities; and a case to house the electrode assembly such that the electrode tabs extend to the outside of the case, wherein one stepped part through which the two electrode tabs simultaneously extend is formed in a sealing portion of the case. In the electrode sealing portion of the pouch type lithium secondary battery having short width, sealing of the case is improved by the one stepped part, thereby improving efficiency of the manufacturing process of the battery.02-14-2013
20130040191RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery includes: a first electrode assembly and a second electrode assembly for performing charging and discharging; a case having an inner cavity, the inner cavity retaining the first electrode assembly and the second electrode assembly; a lead tab including a first tab connected to the first electrode assembly and the second electrode assembly, and a pair of second tabs, the pair of second tabs being respectively connected to the first electrode assembly and the second electrode assembly; and a terminal electrically connected to the first and second electrode assemblies through the lead tab, the terminal protruding outside the case.02-14-2013
20130034773SECONDARY CELL - Provided is a secondary cell in which the production takt time can be improved, airtightness of a cell canister is exhibited, cell capacity can be increased, and excellent handling properties can be obtained. A secondary cell comprising an electrode group (02-07-2013
20120208076ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL - An electrochemical cell (08-16-2012
20120208075Secondary Battery - A rechargeable battery including a rupturable cap plate to prevent short-circuiting between an electrode assembly and the electrode terminal when a compressive force is applied. The rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly having first and second electrode plates with a separator interposed therebetween, a can accommodating the electrode assembly and having a top opening, an electrode terminal electrically connected to the electrode assembly, and a cap plate sealing the top opening of the can and exposing the electrode terminal to the outside. At least two grooves are formed on a bottom surface of the cap plate, on either side of the electrode terminal.08-16-2012
20130029212Insulating Film Attaching Jig and Battery Cell Manufactured by Using the Same - A secondary battery, a jig suitable for fabrication of the secondary battery, and a method for producing a secondary battery constructed with a case accommodating the electrode assembly. The case includes a front portion terminated along opposite edges by a first wing portion and a second wing portion, and a back portion positioned opposite to the front portion, with insulating film bent along a length of a junction between the front portion and each of the first wing portion and the second wing portion, a pair of holes in the insulating film are held in parallel alignment with respect to the length of the junction, with the insulating film adhering to and covering the front portion and a corresponding one of the first wing portion and the second wing portion, in order to prevent leakage of electrolyte, and resulting corrosion of the electrically conducting metal components of the secondary battery.01-31-2013
20130029214LAMINATE-CASED BATTERY WITH TABS PARTIALLY EXTENDING OUTWARDLY ACROSS SEALED PORTION OF LAMINATE CASE - A laminate-cased battery comprises: an electrode assembly; a laminate case having a sealed portion; a positive tab; and a negative tab. In at least one of crossing areas of the sealed portion that the positive tab and the negative tab cross, a distance between outer surfaces of the laminate case in a thickness direction of the corresponding tab, which is one of the positive tab and the negative tab, is smaller in a first portion of the crossing area than in a second portion thereof, the first portion being located closer to a tip portion of the corresponding tab in an extending direction thereof, and the second portion being located closer to a root portion of the corresponding tab in the extending direction.01-31-2013
20130029215Aluminum housing with a hermetic seal - A housing for an energy storage cell includes an interior which provides beneficial properties to fabricators of the cell. The cell may be hermetically sealed by conventional laser welding techniques.01-31-2013
20130029213BATTERY PARTS HAVING RETAINING AND SEALING FEATURES AND ASSOCIATED METHODS OF MANUFACTURE AND USE - Battery parts, such as battery terminals, and associated systems and methods for making the same are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a battery part has a base portion that includes one or more undercut sealing portions, each having a root and a lip. The lip can flare outwardly from the root to define an undercut between the root and the lip of the sealing portion. In some embodiments, the battery terminal can include adjacent sealing portions having opposing undercuts defined by overlapping lips of the adjacent sealing portions. Another embodiment includes a forming assembly for use with, for example, a battery part having a bifurcated acid ring with spaced apart lips. The forming assembly can include movable forming members that can be driven together to peen, crimp, flare or otherwise form the lips on the bifurcated acid ring.01-31-2013
20130029211Rechargeable Battery - A rechargeable battery that prevents an internal short circuit of a cell by inducing bending of a cap plate and a case at a predetermined location and in a predetermined direction under a longitudinal compression condition. The rechargeable battery includes a case having a front sidewall opposite a back sidewall, a bottom wall opposite an opening and joint portions connecting the bottom wall to each of the front and back sidewalls, an electrode assembly arranged within the case, a cap plate arranged within the opening of the case to seal within the electrode assembly, the cap plate including at least one bend inducing groove, a curvature of an inner curved surface of portions of the joint portions arranged within the center portion being greater than a curvature of an inner curved surface of portions of the joint portions arranged within the side portions.01-31-2013
20130052520RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery including: an electrode assembly including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator between the first and second electrodes; a case receiving the electrode assembly; a cap plate coupled to the case; an electrode terminal connecting the electrode assembly to an outside of the cap plate; and a lead tab electrically connecting the electrode assembly and the electrode terminal, and the electrode assembly includes a coated region of the first electrode, and an uncoated region of the first electrode adjacent an end portion of the coated region, the uncoated region having a through hole formed therein and connecting an inner portion of the electrode assembly to an outside of the electrode assembly.02-28-2013
20130089776BATTERY WITH TERMINAL - Disclosed is a battery with terminal, including a power generating element and a housing can accommodating the power generating element. The power generating element includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and a non-aqueous electrolyte. The negative electrode includes a material mixture including a negative electrode active material and a binder. The negative electrode active material contains an amorphous Si phase, and the binder includes a polyacrylic acid. The non-aqueous electrolyte includes a non-aqueous solvent, and a lithium salt dissolved in the non-aqueous solvent, and the non-aqueous solvent contains vinylethylene carbonate. The housing can has at least one lead terminal welded thereto. The molar ratio of the vinylethylene carbonate to the amorphous Si phase in the negative electrode active material is 0.09 to 0.17.04-11-2013
20090042098Storage battery - There is provided storage battery that is capable of enabling an easy and speedy fabrication work as well as preventing a terminal thereof from fading or decaying for a long time. A storage battery includes: a lid made of a synthetic resin for closing a container and having cutout portions or recesses; terminals disposed respectively in the cutout portions or the recesses; bushings each having a tubular shape located inside the lid; electrode poles extending from the container for taking out power, the electrode poles respectively inserted into the bushings and welded thereto; conductive portions each for electrically connecting an upper side of the bushing and a lower side of the terminal disposed in parallel with the bushing in a horizontal direction in each of the cutout portions or the recesses; and an auxiliary lid for covering the bushing disposed inside the lid from above. The terminal, the bushing and the conductive portion are monolithically molded to form a terminal portion of the corresponding terminal in each of the cutouts or the recesses. Annular protrusions protrude outwards from a side wall of the conductive portion. At least a lower portion of the bushing and the conductive portion of the terminal portion in each of the cutouts or the recesses are embedded in the lid by insert molding.02-12-2009
20130071729THIN-FILM BATTERIES WITH POLYMER AND LIPON ELECTROLYTE LAYERS AND METHOD - A method and apparatus for making thin-film batteries having composite multi-layered electrolytes with soft electrolyte between hard electrolyte covering the negative and/or positive electrode, and the resulting batteries. In some embodiments, foil-core cathode sheets each having a cathode material (e.g., LiCoO03-21-2013
20130071728Secondary Battery - A highly-reliable secondary battery is provided. The secondary battery is configured as below. A battery lid 03-21-2013
20130071727BATTERY, BATTERY MANUFACTURING MACHINE, AND BATTERY MANUFACTURING METHOD - A battery of the invention includes: a machine part (03-21-2013
20130071726RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly; a case including a cavity, the electrode assembly being in the cavity; a cap plate coupled with an opening of the case; and an electrode terminal extending through a terminal hole of the cap plate, the electrode terminal being electrically insulated from the cap plate and electrically connected to the electrode assembly, wherein the electrode terminal includes a plate terminal disposed on an external surface of the cap plate, and a bolt terminal extending at least partially in and being secured to the plate terminal.03-21-2013
20130059198BATTERY WITH ELECTRODE ARRANGEMENT IN RELATION TO THE HOLDER - A battery includes a battery cell and a battery housing. The battery cell includes arcuate portions wherein an outer circumference of the battery cell is formed at least in part to be arcuate. The battery housing includes angular portions respectively opposing the arcuate portions and for storing the battery cell therein. Support walls having substantially the same curvatures as the arcuate portions and supporting the arcuate portions are formed along an insertion direction of the battery cell.03-07-2013
20120225348SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery may include a secondary battery, including, a case having an upper opening and an internal cavity, an electrode assembly disposed within the internal cavity of the case, a cap plate coupled to the case and sealing the upper opening, a collector plate coupled to the electrode assembly, a collector terminal coupled to the collector plate, the collector terminal including a rivet portion and terminal portion above a top surface of the cap plate, and a terminal plate positioned above the cap plate and coupled to the rivet portion of the collector terminal.09-06-2012
20130065113LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY FOR IMPROVING BONDABILITY OF TAB TO POLYMER FILM - A lithium secondary battery includes an electrode assembly having at least one tab which projects from one side of the electrode assembly, an external finishing material surrounding and sealing the tab except a distal end portion thereof and the electrode assembly, and polymer films interposed between the external finishing material and the tab to improve adhesion therebetween. When the tab has a thickness no less than a predetermined thickness, the tab is formed to have a sectional shape which ensures that an inside angle defined by one of upper and lower surfaces of the tab and an adjacent side surface of the tab becomes an obtuse angle, and the polymer films are formed to have protuberances on the inner surfaces thereof, so as to improve bondability between the tab and the polymer films.03-14-2013
20130164607LAMINATED LITHIUM BATTERY - A lithium battery comprises at least one battery cell on a support, the battery cell comprising a plurality of electrodes about an electrolyte. A protective casing comprises a cover spaced apart from and covering the battery cell to form a gap therebetween with a polymer filling the gap. In one version, the polymer comprises polyvinylidene chloride polymer. First and second terminals extend out of the protective casing, the first and second terminals being connected to different electrodes of the battery cell.06-27-2013
20120115023Electrode Lead Comprising Protection Layer For Anti-Corrosion And Secondary Battery Comprising The Same - Provided are an electrode lead of a secondary battery where a protection layer for anti-corrosion is selectively formed at an electrode lead portion at the cell outside and a secondary battery including the same. Since a protection layer for anti-corrosion is selectively formed only on an electrode lead portion at the cell outside, the corrosion of the electrode lead may be prevented from an external environment and the resistance of a cell may be reduced simultaneously.05-10-2012
20090011330Electrochemical Cell - In an electrochemical cell including a cathode 01-08-2009
20120156552BATTERY - Disclosed is a battery having an improved life. Specifically disclosed is a battery which comprises an electric power generating element in which one or more unit cell layers are stacked, each being constituted by sequentially laminating or stacking a positive electrode, an electrolyte and a negative electrode; a first collector plate which is provided on the outermost positive electrode surface of the electric power generating element; a second collector plate which is provided on the outermost negative electrode surface of the electric power generating element; a convex or protruding portion provided on the first collector plate and/or the second collector plate with a width that is not less than a half of the width of the end edge of the collector plate; and a terminal which is attached to the convex portion for retrieving electric current from the convex portion.06-21-2012
20110300437RECHARGEABLE BATTERY AND METHOD OF INJECTING ELECTROLYTE THEREINTO - Provided is a pouch-type rechargeable battery. A rechargeable battery according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes: an electrode assembly including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode; a case receiving the electrode assembly; an electrolyte solution injection member positioned at one side of the case and forming an injection hole; and a sealing member covering and sealing the injection hole.12-08-2011
20110300436Secondary battery - A secondary battery including a case having an internal space; an electrode assembly in the case, the electrode assembly including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and a non-coating portion; a collector plate, the collector plate including a plate section and a protrusion extending from the plate section, the protrusion being inserted into and coupled to the non-coating portion; a collector terminal coupled to one end of the collector plate, the collector terminal protruding upwardly from the case; and a cap plate coupled to a top end of the case and sealing the case.12-08-2011
20120189908ELECTRIC STORAGE DEVICE - An electric storage device is provided having a structure that can reliably produce the sealing effect between a case and a sealing member. The electric storage device of the present invention includes an electrode assembly; a case that includes a defining wall and houses the electrode assembly; a sealing member that is arranged on the defining wall; and a conductive member that is electrically connected to the electrode assembly, the conductive member being supported by the sealing member, wherein at least a portion of the defining wall where the sealing member is arranged is made of an aluminum-based metallic material; and the sealing member is made of a material that is softer than the material for the at least a portion of the defining wall where the sealing member is arranged.07-26-2012
20110281155BATTERY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - The present invention provides a battery including a rivet either inserted into a through hole defined in a lid of a battery case with gaskets and interposed therebetween, the rivet connecting a current collector connected to a power generating element within the battery case and an external terminal. One end of the rivet in the axial direction is connected to the current collector, and provided with a tubular portion recessed in the axial direction, the tubular portion is defined in one of such manners that a bottom surface of the tubular portion reaches the lid of the battery case and that the bottom surface is positioned on a side of the other end beyond the lid of the battery case, and a thickness of the tubular portion increases from the one end toward the other end.11-17-2011
20120107675TERMINAL 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, the terminal including a current collecting terminal electrically coupled to an electrode assembly inside a case, wherein the current collecting terminal protrudes from the case; a terminal plate outside of the case and coupled to the current collecting terminal; and a plate spring on the terminal plate and coupled to the current collecting terminal.05-03-2012
20110287309Secondary battery - A secondary battery includes a case including an internal space, at least one electrode assembly in the case, the electrode assembly including a separator between a positive electrode plate and a negative electrode plate, and the positive and negative electrode plates including uncoated portions at edges of the electrode assembly, at least one current collector piece coupled to the uncoated portions of the electrode assembly, the at least one current collector piece being inserted into an interior region of the uncoated portions, a current collector terminal coupled to the current collector piece and protruding to an upper portion of the case, and a cap plate coupled to the upper portion of the case.11-24-2011
20100035145PACKING STRUCTURE FOR LITHIUM ION POLYMER BATTERY - Disclosed is a packing structure for a lithium ion polymer battery, which includes: a battery casing including a lower multilayer polymer and an upper multilayer polymer, wherein the lower multilayer polymer has an inner space of a predetermined size for housing at least one electrode assembly and an electrolyte and is provided with an extension portion extending radially and outwardly from a top edge of each vertical portion of the lower multilayer polymer, a part of the upper multilayer polymer is coupled rotatably to a part of the extension portion of the lower multilayer polymer and remaining parts of the upper multilayer polymer are sealed to remaining parts of the extension portion of the lower multilayer polymer; and a battery protection member, which wraps the outer circumference of the battery casing so that the battery contained in the battery casing can be protected from external impact, and is fixed integrally by a part of the sealed extension portions. The packing structure can protect a battery from external impact while minimizing an increase in size of the whole battery.02-11-2010
20080241675BATTERY PACK - In the present invention, there is provided a battery pack including first to fifth terminal portions sequentially arrayed at one side surface of a housing, wherein the first terminal portion formed on one end side of the one side surface is a positive electrode terminal, the fifth terminal portion formed on the other end side is a negative electrode terminal, the fourth terminal portion formed adjacently to the fifth terminal portion is an ID terminal, and the fourth terminal portion and the fifth terminal portion are proximate to each other; and a guide portion for guiding the loading and unloading of the battery pack into and from a battery mounting portion is formed substantially in the center of the one side surface in array with the terminal portions, and the third terminal portion arranged centrally is formed at a position deviated toward the one end side or the other end side.10-02-2008
20110136003Rechargeable Battery - A rechargeable battery includes a case; an electrode assembly housed in the case and having a first substantially planar surface, a second substantially planar surface and a connecting portion connecting the substantially planar surfaces; and a support plate between the case and the electrode assembly, wherein the support plate is electrically coupled to the electrode assembly and has a substantially planar portion generally adjacent to and overlapping at least one of the substantially planar surfaces.06-09-2011
20120107676RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery improving safety by discharging a gas when swelling occurs. The rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly having a first electrode plate and a second electrode plate arranged at opposite sides of a separator, a pouch to accommodate the electrode assembly, the pouch having a plurality of inner sides, a first tab connected to the first electrode plate and a second tab connected to the second electrode plate, the first tab and the second tab extending to an outside of the pouch and a safety device arranged within the pouch and including a bonding member bonded to one of the inner sides of the pouch, a fin member including a tip facing and being spaced-apart from one of the inner sides of the pouch, and a linking member in connecting the fin member to the bonding member.05-03-2012
20110200870RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery includes a case containing an electrode assembly and an electrolyte solution; a cap plate sealing the case; an electrode terminal electrically coupled to the electrode assembly and extending through the cap plate; and a seal gasket positioned between the electrode terminal and the cap plate, wherein the seal gasket has a beveled edge extending around a circumference of the seal gasket.08-18-2011
20080241676ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICE - An electrochemical device has an armor; a structure housed in the armor and having a separator disposed between first and second electrodes; and external terminals with respective leads connected to the first and second electrodes of the structure, respectively, and extending from the interior of the armor across a sealed portion of the armor to the outside; at least a surface of an intersection in each of the leads crossing the sealed portion is provided with at least one of depressed portion and projected portion. This electrochemical device is realized in compact size and with high reliability.10-02-2008
20120295153BATTERY PACK - A battery pack includes a battery unit including a battery cell and a lead tab extending from the battery cell; a frame case supporting the battery unit and including a first support portion supporting the battery cell and a second support portion supporting the lead tab; and a first coupling member passing through the lead tab and extending toward the second support portion, and a coupling hole accommodating the first coupling member is formed in the second support portion, the coupling hole being configured to receive a second coupling member that is mechanically coupleable to the first coupling member.11-22-2012
20090297943Battery with a molded in-front terminal - A battery with a threaded battery terminal for accommodating a threaded terminal bolt is provided. The threaded battery terminal includes a bushing having an axial bore extending between an open end and a closed end; and an insert having a longitudinal axis and a threaded opening extending along the longitudinal axis between an open end and a back wall. The terminal bolt is threadably received in the threaded opening and the back wall of the insert has sufficient strength to cause an overlong bolt to break upon continued threaded insertion subsequent to the bolt contacting the back wall.12-03-2009
20090297944LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY - This invention relates to a lithium secondary battery, the tab shape of which is improved, thus increasing the safety and improving the electrical properties thereof. The lithium secondary battery includes an electrode group composed of a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode, a first electrode tab connected to the first electrode, and a second electrode tab connected to the second electrode. The first electrode tab includes a first portion connected to the first electrode and a second portion, which is not the first portion, the width of the first portion being less than the width of the second portion.12-03-2009
20090029247SIDE TERMINAL AND INSERT, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - A cold formed battery terminal and a method for forming the like having a body defining a cavity and an insert formed of a material different than the body confined in the cavity. The insert includes an insert base, at least one side wall, and at least one flange extending radially outward from the side wall.01-29-2009
20090186269RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - The present invention relates to a rechargeable battery. The rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly, a case, electrode terminals, and a cap plate. The electrode assembly includes a separator and an anode and a cathode disposed at both sides of the separator. The case houses the electrode assembly. The electrode terminals are electrically connected to the electrode assembly and protrude outwardly from the case. The cap plate closes and seals the case. The cap plate includes a terminal hole for receiving the electrode terminals and a sealing reinforcing member formed along a circumference of the terminal hole and having a greater thicker than a periphery thereof.07-23-2009
20090246621BATTERY PACK AND BATTERY-PACK EXTERIOR CASING - A battery pack is provided. The battery pack includes a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery that includes a substantially thin-plate-shaped battery element covered with a laminated sheet such that a positive electrode terminal and a negative electrode terminal are exposed, and has a first end face from which the positive electrode terminal and the negative electrode terminal are led out. An exterior casing covers five faces of the nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, the five faces excluding a second end face next to the first end face. A support covers the second end face of the nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery. At least one of the positive electrode terminal and the negative electrode terminal is extended along a first connection portion provided for the first end face and a second connection portion provided for the second end face and is connected to an external power supply provided for the support.10-01-2009
20120196179BATTERY - A negative lower gasket has a rib disposed along the outer periphery of a flat portion having a base of a negative current collector disposed thereat. The height of the rib is set to be more than a thickness of the negative lower gasket. The rib may be disposed only at a portion corresponding to a position where legs project from the base of the negative current collector at the outer periphery of the flat portion.08-02-2012
20120196178BATTERY - A battery includes a cover for sealing an opening of a battery case which contains an electrode assembly therein and current collectors for electrically connecting external terminals whose at least parts are disposed outside of the cover to the electrode assembly, respectively. Gaskets are interposed between a lower surface of the cover and the current collectors, respectively. In the gasket, a caulked portion is contained in an engagement recess formed at the lower surface of the cover. In contrast, the entire gasket is contained in another engagement recess formed at the lower surface.08-02-2012
20080280200BATTERY - A battery includes a battery cell and a battery housing. The battery cell includes arcuate portions wherein an outer circumference of the battery cell is formed at least in part to be arcuate. The battery housing includes angular portions respectively opposing the arcuate portions and for storing the battery cell therein. Support walls having substantially the same curvatures as the arcuate portions and supporting the arcuate portions are formed along an insertion direction of the battery cell.11-13-2008
20090136843HERMETICALLY SEALED BATTERY, BATTERY PACK USING THE HERMETICALLY SEALED BATTERY, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS EQUIPPED WITH THE BATTERY PACK - A hermetically sealed battery including a liquid injection hole provided in a battery case and a seal that blocks the liquid injection hole, the liquid injection hole being sealed with the seal by welding the seal to a portion around the liquid injection hole in a state in which an electrolyte solution is injected into the battery case. The seal is formed of a metal body in which an aluminum layer formed of aluminum or an aluminum alloy and a dissimilar metal layer formed of a metal different from aluminum or an alloy of the metal are joined one on top of the other. A lead that is connected to a PTC element or a protection circuit is joined to the metal body. The joining strength between the lead and the metal body is less than the joining strength between the seal and the portion around the liquid injection hole.05-28-2009
20090169990Battery Cell Design With Asymmetrical Terminals - An electrochemical cell is provided. The cell includes a plurality of electrode sheets separated by at least one separator sheet. A positive extension tab is attached to a current collecting tabs of positive electrode sheets, and a negative extension tab is attached to current collecting tabs of the negative electrode sheets. The dimensions of the positive extension tab and the negative extension tab are selected such that temperature difference between positive extension tab and the negative extension tab are minimized when the electrochemical cell is in use.07-02-2009
20090111018BATTERY PACK - A battery pack to improve assembling reliability in a battery with a cover frame. The battery pack according to the present invention includes a rechargeable battery having at least one rounded lateral side; a cover frame including a frame surrounding each of lateral sides of the rechargeable battery, wherein more than at least one groove is formed at both ends of the frame covering the rounded lateral side of the rechargeable battery. Therefore, it is possible to couple the cover frame to the rechargeable battery via the groove without deforming the cover frame. Also, the rounded battery and the rounded cover frame closing each other is an effect that assembly error of a battery to cover frame can be reduced.04-30-2009
20130136976ENERGY STORAGE ELEMENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An energy storage element includes: a container; an electrode assembly housed in the container; an electrode terminal; a current collector which electrically connects the electrode terminal and the electrode assembly; and an external insulation sealing member for insulating the container and the electrode terminal. The container includes a protrusion part having a through-hole for allowing penetration of the electrode terminal and protruding from the upper surface of the container. The electrode terminal is electrically connected to the current collector in a state where the electrode terminal penetrates through the protrusion part. The external insulation sealing member has a side part disposed along the side surface of the protrusion part, and the end surface of the end part of the side part at the side of the upper surface is apart from the upper surface.05-30-2013
20130136977ENERGY STORAGE ELEMENT - A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery including: a container; an electrode assembly housed in the container; an electrode terminal provided at the container; and a current collector which electrically connects the electrode terminal and the electrode assembly, wherein the container includes a wall having (i) an outer surface with a protrusion part formed to be protrude outward and (ii) an inner surface with a recess part formed corresponding in position to the protrusion part when the protrusion parts is formed, and the current collector includes a base part connected to the electrode terminal in the recess part and an arm part which extends from the base part in the direction opposite to the protrusion direction of the protrusion part, and is connected to the electrode assembly.05-30-2013
20090035653MULTIPLE-PAIR-TERMINAL BATTERY RECEPTACLE - A multiple-pair-terminal battery receptacle includes a casing, first and second anode terminals, first and second conductive members, and first and second cathode terminals. The first anode terminal is mounted on the casing. The first conductive member is disposed in the casing and is coupled to the first anode terminal. The second anode terminal is mounted removably on the casing and engages detachably the second end portion of the first conductive member. Each of the first and second cathode terminals is mounted on the casing. The second conductive member interconnects the first and second cathode terminals.02-05-2009
20100178553ELECTRIC STORAGE DEVICE - A battery unit in which a battery case of a bipolar type battery is constructed of an elastic member is provided. The battery unit includes a reinforcement member that is internally integrated within the battery case to heighten the mechanical strength of the battery case.07-15-2010
20110244316ELECTRICAL CONNECTION DEVICE FOR AN OUTPUT TERMINAL OF A STORAGE BATTERY - A storage battery (10-06-2011
20090214947Battery case having a flange in the terminal hole - A battery case having a terminal hole in the peripheral wall, a circular flange protruded from the inside wall around the terminal hole, and a contact member mounted in the terminal hole for the contact of the positive terminal of a battery, the contact member having a cylindrical mounting portion riveted to the terminal hole, a contact portion supported on the circular flange for the contact of the positive terminal of the battery, and a connecting portion extended from the contact portion and closely attached to the sloping periphery of the circular flange and connected to the corresponding electric wire.08-27-2009
20110250493BATTERY PARTS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS OF MANUFACTURE AND USE - Battery parts, such as battery terminals and bushings, and associated methods of manufacture and use are described herein. In one embodiment, a battery terminal can include one or more features for reducing weight and using less lead or other raw material. These features can include, for example, a plurality of longitudinal channels or recesses formed in an interior surface portion of the battery part.10-13-2011
20120148913SECONDARY BATTERY AND SECONDARY BATTERY MANUFACTURING APPARATUS - A secondary battery includes an electrode body in which a positive electrode plate and a negative electrode plate are alternately stacked through a separator, a case to store the electrode body, and a cover having a positive electrode terminal and a negative electrode terminal and fitted to the case, wherein the positive electrode plate includes a positive electrode main body having a substantial plate shape, and a first tab arranged to be line-symmetrical with respect to a centerline of the positive electrode plate and connected to the positive electrode main body and the positive electrode terminal, the negative electrode plate comprises a negative electrode main body having a substantial plate shape, and a second tab arranged to be line-symmetrical with respect to a centerline of the negative electrode plate and connected to the negative electrode main body and the negative electrode terminal, and the first tab and the second tab are arranged not to overlap each other when the tabs are stacked.06-14-2012
20120148910BATTERY - An outside gasket for insulating a cover from an external terminal to be fixed thereto is readily fixed to the cover irrespective of a simple structure. A battery includes: a battery case which contains a power generating element therein and whose top surface is opened; a cover which closes the top surface; at which an external terminal exposed to the outside is disposed at the outer surface of the cover via an outside gasket, the cover having an engagement portion which expands outward and is formed into a shape except a circle, and the outside gasket having a recess to be engaged to the engagement portion.06-14-2012
20120148908STORAGE ELEMENT AND TERMINAL FABRICATING METHOD - A storage element includes: an external terminal having an exposed surface which is exposed to the outside from an envelope, a current collector which is contained inside of the envelope and is connected to the external terminal, and a power generating element which is contained inside of the envelope and is connected to the current collector. The external terminal includes: a flat portion exposed to the outside; and a shaft projecting from the flat portion to the inside of the envelope and being connected to the current collector.06-14-2012
20120148907ELECTRODE STRUCTURE OF LITHIUM BATTERY - An electrode structure of a lithium battery is provided for electrically connecting a positive pole and a negative pole in a tank of the lithium battery to the external. The electrode structure includes a lid body and at least one electrode body made of sheet metal material. The electrode body has a wrapped portion disposed in the lid body, two ends of the wrapped portion form bent portions respectively, and a connection portion and an output portion extend respectively from the bent portions to protrude from a surface of the lid body. A conductive electrode structure of the lithium battery is formed by wrapping instead of direct penetrating, thus achieving a hermetic effect of conductive positions of the electrode.06-14-2012
20100304211CURRENT CONDUCTOR FOR A GALVANIC CELL - Plate-shaped current conductor (12-02-2010
20100297494BATTERY MODULE - A battery module includes a battery cell, a flexible shell and a supporting seat. The battery cell has a main body and two electrodes extended outwardly from the main body; the flexible shell has an upper and lower lid plates, both of which are connected and cooperated to each other to envelop the battery cell, and which are provided for the electrodes to extend out and respectively have an upper and lower adhesive parts, both of which are adhered to each other; and, the supporting seat is provided for arranging the flexible shell, in which the flexible shell further has an extending part, which is extended from one of the upper, lower adhesive parts towards the supporting seat and has an adhesive layer adhered to the supporting seat by a thermal pressing process, such that the flexible shell and the supporting seat can be connected securely.11-25-2010
20090317715SECONDARY BATTERY PACK HAVING EXCELLENT PRODUCTION PROCESS PROPERTY AND STRUCTURAL STABILITY - Disclosed herein is a secondary battery pack constructed such that an insulative mounting member is coupled to the top of a battery cell through a specific coupling structure. The secondary battery pack includes a battery cell having an electrode assembly of a cathode/separator/anode structure mounted in a battery case together with an electrolyte in a sealed state, an insulative mounting member having openings, through which electrode terminals of the battery cell are exposed to the outside, the insulative mounting member being constructed in a structure in which a safety element is mounted to the top of the insulative mounting member, the insulative mounting member being in direct contact with the top of the battery cell, and an insulative cap coupled to the top of the battery cell such that the insulative cap surrounds the insulative mounting member while the safety element is mounted to the insulative mounting member The battery case is provided at the top thereof with at least one coupling groove, and the insulative mounting member is provided with at least one through-hole communicating with the at least one coupling groove, whereby the coupling of the insulative mounting member to the battery cell is accomplished by the insertion of at least one coupling member into the at least one coupling groove through the at least one through-hole such that the at least one coupling member is not exposed to the outside of the insulative cap.12-24-2009
20110020698BATTERY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - A battery apparatus including a case, a battery cell, a battery-side terminal, and an engaging piece. The case has a width, a thickness, and a length. The battery cell is housed in an inside of the case. The battery-side terminal is disposed on a side surface at one end of the case in a length direction and electrically connected to the battery cell. The engaging piece is disposed at the one end of the case at which the battery-side terminal is positioned such that the engaging piece extends in a length direction a same distance as the case at the one end portion. The engaging piece is at an edge of the case in a width direction.01-27-2011
20110020697BATTERY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - A battery apparatus and electronic equipment in which the battery apparatus has a characteristic compatible with the electronic equipment can be suitably attached to the electronic equipment. In a battery apparatus, an identification section of the battery apparatus serves to identify a characteristic of the battery apparatus, and which is provided on an end surface and on both sides of a battery-side terminal in the width direction of the battery apparatus. The identification section is configured with identification recesses formed in a manner open to the end surface, and at least one of the positions, cross-sectional shapes, and lengths on the end surface of the identification recesses, is formed on the basis of the characteristic of the battery apparatus. The cross-sectional shape and length of the identification recess is formed on the basis of the characteristic of the battery apparatus.01-27-2011
20110020696BATTERY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - A battery apparatus and electronic equipment in which the battery apparatus has a characteristic compatible with the electronic equipment can be suitably attached to the electronic equipment. In a battery apparatus, an identification section of the battery apparatus serves to identify a characteristic of the battery apparatus, and which is provided on an end surface and on both sides of a battery-side terminal in the width direction of the battery apparatus. The identification section is configured with identification recesses formed in a manner open to the end surface, and at least one of the positions, cross-sectional shapes, and lengths on the end surface of the identification recesses, is formed on the basis of the characteristic of the battery apparatus. The cross-sectional shape and length of the identification recess is formed on the basis of the characteristic of the battery apparatus.01-27-2011
20110052977BATTERY - In one embodiment, a battery includes an exterior can, an electrode group, a lid attached to an opening of the exterior can, and anode and cathode terminal portions arranged in the lid. At least one of the terminal portions includes an insulating gasket having a cylindrical portion, an external insulator having a pedestal portion, an external terminal including a head portion and the axial portion extended from the head portion, an electrode lead located in the exterior can and connected to the external terminal, and an internal insulator to isolate the lid and the electrode lead. The cylindrical portion of the external terminal is fixed to a through hole of the lid and an attachment hole of the electrode lead by a caulking. The insulating gasket is formed of a resin in which the melting point is higher than those of the internal insulator and the external insulator.03-03-2011
20120121970BATTERY STORAGE CASE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A battery storage case includes: a case body having a storage section capable of having a battery accommodated therein; and a contact terminal attached to the storage section to be in contact with a positive or negative electrode of the battery to be stored in the storage section. The contact terminal includes: a spiral spring portion including a plurality of turns from a first turn which is located on the side of an inner surface of the case body to a final turn which is located on the side of the electrode of the battery; and an extension extending from the end of the final turn, wherein, as seen in a first plane orthogonal to the axis of the spiral spring portion, the extension extends through about the axis of the spiral spring portion such that the tip of the extension is located outside the final turn.05-17-2012
20110076551BATTERY STORAGE STRUCTURE FOR ACOUSTIC EQUIPMENT - The present invention relates to a battery storage structure for acoustic equipment having a housing and a battery-driven speaker disposed on the housing, the battery storage structure for storing a battery in the housing. A case storage section is disposed in the housing and has an open surface. A battery case has an open surface and is stored within the case storage section, wherein the open surface of the battery case is oriented in the same direction as the open surface of the case storage section. At least one connection section connects the battery case and the case storage section, wherein a predetermined gap is formed between an inner bottom surface of the case storage section and an outer bottom surface of the battery case, and between an inner side surface of the case storage section and an outer side surface of the battery case.03-31-2011
20110189534RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly that undergoes charging and discharging. The rechargeable battery includes a tube body that receives the electrode assembly and that has a tubular shape with a first open end and a second open end. A first film cover is installed at the first end of the tube body to seal the first end of the tube body, and a second film cover is installed at the second end of the tube body to seal the second end of the tube body.08-04-2011
20120148909BATTERY AND CURRENT COLLECTOR - A negative current collector includes a base, which is fixed to a cover of a battery and is electrically connected to a negative external terminal, and a leg which projects from the base and is electrically connected to a negative electrode in a power generating element. There is provided a rib projecting in the same orientation as that of the leg along at least a part of the outer peripheral edge of the base.06-14-2012
20110305945POSITIVE ELECTRODE TAB LEAD, NEGATIVE ELECTRODE TAB LEAD, AND BATTERY - The present invention is to provide a positive tab lead capable of being connected with each other with a sufficient connection strength at a low energy cost. It is constituted such that a partial coating layer (12-15-2011
20110305944Electrode Assembly and Rechargeable Battery Using Same - An electrode assembly according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention comprises: a first electrode which includes a first electrode current collector and a first electrode active material layer formed on the first electrode current collector; a second electrode which includes a second electrode current collector and a second electrode active material layer formed on the second electrode current collector; and a separator disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode. A supporting portion is formed of a groove or a protrusion at an edge of the first electrode current collector, and a combination portion is combined with the supporting portion on the first electrode active material layer.12-15-2011
20120148912POWER SUPPLY - Provided are a pack main body of a substantially rectangular parallelepiped shape in which a battery cell is embedded, and a terminal portion provided on a front face of the pack main body. The pack main body includes bevelled portions at corner portions formed by a top face and a bottom face and opposite side faces. The terminal portion is provided, in a protruding manner, on the front face at a position biased with respect to centre lines in a width direction and a height direction. The corner portions on one side have a chamfered shape and the corner portions on the other side have a rounded shape.06-14-2012
20120148911BATTERY - A battery includes current collectors for electrically connecting a power generating element contained inside of a battery case to external terminals, respectively. A caulking head of a rivet for fixing the negative current collector to a cover is contained in a engagement recess which is a space inside of a engagement receiving portion in the cover. The positive current collector is caulked to the cover via a shaft of the positive external terminal. A caulking head at a tip end of the shaft is contained in the engagement recess which is a space defined inside of the engagement receiving portion. The caulking heads do not project from a lower surface of the cover, and therefore, a clearance space defined between the power generating element and the cover is set to the minimum.06-14-2012
20120003528SQUARE-CELL BATTERY AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR SAME - The present invention aims to provide a battery that includes electrode terminals passing through a lid, in which the lid and electrode terminals are securely insulated and sealed while being solidly fixed to each other without using an insulation-forming body or packing. To this end, a lid has upwardly-protruding protrusions formed therein. Through-holes are formed in the protrusions and tapered so as to become narrower toward the top relative to the bottom. Fitting portions forming the middle portions of a cathode terminal board and an anode terminal board are tapered to fit into the through-holes. Heat-welding tape is introduced between the outer faces of the fitting portions and the inner faces of the through-holes. The heat-welding tape is made up of an insulating substrate with heat-welding layers layered on both sides thereof.01-05-2012
20120208077METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL - In a method for manufacturing an electrochemical cell (08-16-2012
20120015242BATTERY WITH IMPROVED TERMINALS - A battery or battery cell may include a casing, a battery cell core housed within the casing and at least one terminal electrically connected to the cell core. The battery or cell may also include a lid or sealing plate to seal the cell core within the casing. The terminal may be mounted to the lid with a pair of fasteners, such as rivets, that are aligned along a longitudinal axis that is offset relative to the terminal so that a portion of the terminal on one side of the axis is larger than a portion of the terminal on the other side of the axis. Such an arrangement may provide a relatively large surface portion for connection to the terminal. The battery or cell may include a pair of terminals that are each mounted to the lid by a pair of fasteners. One terminal may be mounted with fasteners having a size and/or spacing that is different from the size and/or spacing of the fasteners mounting the other terminal. Such an arrangement may provide a keying-like feature for the terminals. A seal and/or insulator may be provided for sealing and/or electrically insulating each terminal.01-19-2012
20120115022METHOD OF MANUFACTURING BATTERY, PRESSING TOOL FOR USE THEREIN AND BATTERY - The present invention provides a step (S05-10-2012
20120058389Secondary battery - A secondary battery includes a case and an electrode assembly in the case that includes a first electrode plate, a separator, and a second electrode plate. The secondary battery also includes a cap plate coupled with the case and a first electrode terminal electrically connected to the first electrode plate. The first electrode terminal includes a first collecting plate connected to the electrode assembly, a first connecting part extending from the first collecting plate, and a first terminal part extending from the first connecting part. The first connecting part passes through a gap between the cap plate and the case, and the first connecting part extends to an outer surface of the cap plate. The first terminal part protrudes beyond the cap plate.03-08-2012
20120058388TERMINAL AND RECHARGEABLE BATTERY AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME - A terminal of a rechargeable battery includes a collector terminal electrically coupled to an electrode assembly located within a case, wherein the collector terminal protrudes from the case; a terminal plate located outside of the case and coupled to the collector terminal; and a coupling terminal coupled to the terminal plate.03-08-2012
20120058390TERMINAL FOR SEALED BATTERY AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR - A negative electrode terminal includes an outer terminal of a solid flat rivet shape and an inner terminal of a hollow flat rivet shape. A hollow axle portion of the inner terminal is inserted in a first insulating member, an opening bored in a sealing plate, and a second insulating member so as to be insulated from the sealing plate. A columnar axle portion of the outer terminal is inserted into the hollow axle portion of the inner terminal and crimped thereto, so that a radially bulge-deformed portion is formed in an intermediate portion of the columnar axle portion. The hollow axle portion deforms into a shape matching the radially bulge-deformed portion and is crimped to the columnar axle portion, and its tip is curling-formed to match a curved surface between a brim portion and the columnar axle portion of the outer terminal.03-08-2012
20090142662Battery and Preparation Method Thereof - In one aspect, a battery comprises a battery main body, a protective jacket that surrounds the battery main body, and a cooling medium disposed between the protective jacket and the battery main body. In another aspect, a battery comprises a battery main body, a protective jacket that surrounds and connects to the battery main body, and a cooling medium disposed between the protective jacket and the battery main body. The cooling medium has a specific heat capacity of about 1-5 kJ kg06-04-2009
20120121971SECONDARY BATTERY - According to an embodiment, a battery includes a cap plate, the cap plate having an opening penetrating therethrough and having at least a first protrusion extending from a first side, an electrode terminal extending through the opening in the cap plate, a collector extending from the electrode terminal, and a gasket interposed between a portion of the electrode terminal and the first side of the cap plate, the first protrusion extending through the gasket and the collector.05-17-2012
20120164522ELECTRIC STORAGE DEVICE - Provided is an electric storage device that can ensure seal in a peripheral area of a portion in a defining wall of a case through which a rivet passes even when a rivet is inserted through the defining wall of the case and the rivet is caulked. The electric storage device includes: an electrode assembly; a case that houses the electrode assembly, the case including a defining wall; and a rivet, wherein a peripheral area of a portion in the defining wall through which the rivet passes has a higher hardness than the remaining area.06-28-2012
20110129725SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery according to the present invention includes a polymer cell in which insulating wing portions are provided on lead tabs and a top case assembled to the polymer cell and having an evasion portion to reduce interference with the insulating wing portions. A secondary battery can reduce interference which occurs between an insulating wing portion having an irregular shape. Further, as a result, it is possible to reduce the variance of the external dimension of an inner pack and achieve a more stable manufacturing process of the inner pack, and increase the reliability and competency of the inner pack to which the polymer cell is applied.06-02-2011
20090130554SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery includes grooves formed in a cap plate into which conducting support members are disposed allowing for the exact connection of a protection circuit board to a predetermined position of the battery. The secondary battery includes: an electrode assembly; a can to house the electrode assembly; a cap assembly; a protection circuit board electrically coupled to an electrode terminal of the cap assembly; and a conducting support member connected to a groove formed in the cap plate and soldered to the protection circuit board. The protection circuit board is electrically and mechanically connected to the groove formed in the cap plate, thereby allowing the protection circuit board to be exactly connected to a predetermined position of the cap plate.05-21-2009
20120164521Galvanic Cell - Conductors of a galvanic cell with an essentially flat housing are accessible from the outside by means of recesses, shaped as window-like openings which are essentially arranged in a plane and in parallel to the flat housing surface of the cell.06-28-2012
20120214050RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly, a first current collecting plate and a second current collecting plate spaced apart from each other and electrically connected to first and second electrode uncoated regions n the electrode assembly, a case receiving the electrode assembly, a cap plate sealing the case, a first electrode terminal and a second electrode terminal extending through the cap plate and electrically connected to the first and second current collecting plates, a first retainer adjacent to the cap plate and coupled to firsts regions of the first and second current collecting plates, and a second retainer coupled to second regions of the first and second current collecting plates or to the first and second electrode uncoated regions, the first and second regions of the first and second current collecting plates being different from each other.08-23-2012
20110183194RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery including: an electrode assembly including a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate, and a separator between the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate; a case housing the electrode assembly; a cap plate sealing the case; and an electrode terminal coupled to the electrode assembly and passing through the cap plate, wherein an insulation layer is on at least one of the cap plate or the electrode terminal.07-28-2011
20120214052BATTERY DEVICE, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, AND BATTERY SYSTEM - Disclosed is a battery device including a battery enclosure incorporating a battery cell. The battery device further includes an output terminal that outputs power of the battery cell. The battery enclosure includes a first surface, a second surface, a first step surface, a second step surface, a first engaging portion, a second engaging portion, a first groove, and a second groove formed in the second step surface and the second engaging portion, and a recess is provided in at least one of the first step surface and the second step surface.08-23-2012
20120171558ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL - In an electrochemical cell including a cathode 07-05-2012
20120171557BATTERY PACK - A battery pack that includes a battery cell having a positive and negative electrode terminal extending from a side of the battery cell. The positive and negative electrode terminal each have a non-exposed surface and an exposed surface. The battery pack also includes a case that includes a first case and a second case. The first case includes a first terminal guide unit to accommodate the positive electrode terminal with the non-exposed surface of the positive electrode terminal facing the first terminal guide. The second case includes a second terminal guide unit that accommodates the negative electrode terminal. The non-exposed surface of the negative electrode terminal faces the second terminal guide. The first case and the second case are coupled together with the battery cell positioned between the first case and the second case.07-05-2012
20120214051RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery having excellent heat resistance, pressure resistance, and airtightness is provided by using a crimping technique to connect a metal exterior body and an electrode terminal. The rechargeable battery comprises an electrode group which includes a positive electrode and a negative electrode; an exterior container which includes an exterior canister for housing the electrode group, and a sealing plate for sealing an open part of the exterior canister; a pair of electrode terminals crimp joined to the exterior container from inside the exterior container; and an electrolyte solution filled into the exterior container.08-23-2012
20120251874SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery including: an electrode assembly; a case containing the electrode assembly; a cap plate sealing an opening of the case; an electrode terminal protruding outside the case; and a collector electrically connected between the electrode assembly and the electrode terminal, wherein the collector includes a first collecting part coupled to the electrode terminal and including a first coupling portion, and a second collecting part coupled to the electrode assembly and including a second coupling portion, the first coupling portion being coupled to the second coupling portion, and wherein one of the first and second coupling portions includes a protrusion part, and the other of the first and second coupling portions includes an accommodation part, the protrusion part being received in the accommodation part.10-04-2012
20120177983RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly including a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate, and a separator between the first and second electrode plates; a first collector plate and a second collector plate electrically coupled to the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate, respectively; a case accommodating the electrode assembly and the first and second collector plates; and a cap assembly coupled to the case, wherein the cap assembly comprises a cap plate sealing the case, and wherein a reinforcing protrusion part is on the cap plate extending along a length of the cap plate.07-12-2012
20120258356SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery including an electrode assembly; a collecting plate electrically connected to the electrode assembly; a case accommodating the electrode assembly and the collecting plate; a cap plate coupled with the case; an electrode terminal electrically connected to the collecting plate, the electrode terminal extending through the cap plate; and an insulation cover member covering regions of the electrode terminal and the collecting plate, the regions of the electrode terminal and the collecting plate being between the cap plate and the electrode assembly.10-11-2012
20120082888ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICE AND PROCESS OF MANUFACTURING SAME - An electrochemical device capable of enhancing sealing performance of a lead terminal leading portion in an exterior film for accommodating an electrochemical element is provided. In an electrochemical device in which an electrochemical element 04-05-2012
20120189907SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly, a collector plate electrically connected to the electrode assembly and having a bottom surface support portion facing a bottom surface of the electrode assembly, and a case surrounding the electrode assembly and the collector plate.07-26-2012
20120264003ELECTRODE STRUCTURE AND BATTERY DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD - An electrode is provided with a metal terminal extending from a battery module main body, a bolt which has an expanded section configuring a retaining section at a rear end portion and penetrates the metal terminal upward, and an insulating body which insulates the metal terminal and the battery module case one from the other. The insulating body is provided with a drop preventing section which abuts at least a lower surface of the expanded section of the bolt and prevents the bolt from dropping from the metal terminal.10-18-2012
20110123856Direct Resistance Welding-Self Brazing of Aluminum to Molybdenum Pin - A direct welding process for joining a current collector to a terminal pin in the construction of electrochemical cells is described. The resistance welding process utilizes increased current combined with an applied force to bond dissimilar metals with a melting temperature differential of preferably more than 500° C. Preferably, the method is used to bond the terminal pin to the cathode current collector. This method of attachment is suitable for either primary or secondary cells, particularly those powering implantable biomedical devices.05-26-2011
20110123855RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery comprises an electrode assembly comprising an anode, a cathode, and a separator, a case for receiving the electrode assembly, and an electrode terminal electrically connected to the electrode assembly and drawn outside the case. The anode and the cathode each comprises an electrode uncoated region exposed past the separator and including a current collector at an edge. The electrode terminal comprises a terminal plate having a first terminal portion adhered to a bottom surface of the current collector and a second terminal portion drawn outside the case, and a combiner installed on the terminal plate to surround and adhere to a side surface and a top surface of the current collector.05-26-2011
20130171510CELL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CELL - Provided are a cell capable of preventing damage to an insulating gasket by spatter scattered when a battery case and a cover plate are laser-welded together, and thereby ensuring sealability of a cell case and a method for manufacturing the cell. A shielding member is arranged between a weld line and at least a portion of the insulating gasket adjacent to the weld line. Since the shielding member blocks the spatter scattered toward the insulating gasket, the insulating gasket is not damaged by the spatter. The insulating gasket is not damaged, so that adhesion between the insulating gasket and the cover plate is not lowered, and the sealability of the cell case is ensured.07-04-2013
20100323238SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery for electronic appliance to be accommodated in an electronic appliance, thereby feeding an electric power to the electronic appliance, is disclosed, which includes a battery cell in which a positive electrode, a negative electrode and an electrolyte are accommodated in a pack, and a positive electrode terminal and a negative electrode terminal from the positive electrode and the negative electrode, respectively are lead out from the same side face of the pack; a metallic battery can in which one opening from which the battery cell is inserted is formed and which accommodates the battery cell therein such that one side face from which the positive electrode terminal and the negative electrode terminal are lead out is faced towards the opening side; and a lid made of a synthetic resin in which a positive electrode terminal part and a negative electrode terminal part to be connected to the electrodes of the electronic appliance upon being connected to the positive electrode terminal and the negative electrode terminal and being faced outwardly are provided and which plugs the opening of the battery can, the battery cell being accommodated in the battery can while the positive electrode terminal and the negative electrode terminal being curved between the positive electrode terminal and the negative electrode terminal and the lid.12-23-2010
20120328932Rechargeable battery and method for manufacturing the same - A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly having electrodes on opposite sides of a separator, a case retaining the electrode assembly, a cap plate coupled with an opening of the case, electrode terminals extending through terminal holes of the cap plate, lead tabs connecting the electrode terminals to the electrode assembly, the electrode terminals being electrically connected to the lead tabs at connection parts, and insulators, the connection parts being embedded in the insulators.12-27-2012
20110003196BATTERY PACK - A battery pack, which prevents a circuit module from being bent, has durability against an external impact, and is easily welded. The battery pack includes a bare cell on which an electrode terminal protrudes from a surface thereof, a circuit module disposed on the surface of the bare cell and electrically connected to the bare cell, and an elastic holder disposed between the circuit module and the surface of the bare cell and through which the electrode terminal passes. The elastic holder comprises an elastic material.01-06-2011
20120264005ELECTRODE STRUCTURE AND BATTERY DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD - An electrode is provided with a metal terminal extending from a battery module main body, a bolt which has an expanded section configuring a retaining section at a rear end portion and penetrates the metal terminal upward, and an insulating body which insulates the metal terminal and the battery module case one from the other. The insulating body is provided with a drop preventing section which abuts at least a lower surface of the expanded section of the bolt and prevents the bolt from dropping from the metal terminal.10-18-2012
20120264006ELECTRODE STRUCTURE AND BATTERY DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD - An electrode is provided with a metal terminal extending from a battery module main body, a bolt which has an expanded section configuring a retaining section at a rear end portion and penetrates the metal terminal upward, and an insulating body which insulates the metal terminal and the battery module case one from the other. The insulating body is provided with a drop preventing section which abuts at least a lower surface of the expanded section of the bolt and prevents the bolt from dropping from the metal terminal.10-18-2012
20120264004ELECTRODE STRUCTURE AND BATTERY DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD - An electrode is provided with a metal terminal extending from a battery module main body, a bolt which has an expanded section configuring a retaining section at a rear end portion and penetrates the metal terminal upward, and an insulating body which insulates the metal terminal and the battery module case one from the other. The insulating body is provided with a drop preventing section which abuts at least a lower surface of the expanded section of the bolt and prevents the bolt from dropping from the metal terminal.10-18-2012
20110045345POWER SOURCE APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING POWER SOURCE APPARATUS - A power source apparatus includes a case 02-24-2011
20110045344Battery - A battery including an electrode assembly having a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a separator interposed between the electrodes, a container housing the electrode assembly, a tab attached to a first side of an uncoated region of the electrode assembly, the tab having a terminal, a first insulator interposed between the tab and a first inner surface of the container, and a cap assembly closing the container and having the terminal passing therethrough.02-24-2011
20120270099SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly having a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate, and a separator between the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate; a first electrode terminal; a first collecting plate having a first region contacting the first electrode plate or the second electrode plate, a second region extending at an angle to the first region, and a first reinforcement part that extends at an angle to both the first region and the second region; a case housing the electrode assembly and the first collecting plate; and a cap assembly sealing the case.10-25-2012
20110229758NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE BATTERY, BATTERY PACK AND VEHICLE - A nonaqueous electrolyte battery includes a negative electrode including a current collector and a negative electrode active material having a Li ion insertion potential not lower than 0.4V (vs. Li/Li09-22-2011
20120321944ELECTRODE STRUCTURAL BODY FOR BATTERY MODULE - An external connecting portion of a conducting member is an upright portion formed by folding an end portion of a metal plate, and an outer face of the upright portion is exposed outside a battery module. Also, in the upright portion, a cylindrical portion, including a female screw on an inside protruding from the inner face of the upright portion, is formed. The cylindrical portion is formed by a press work relative to the metal plate, and in the cylindrical portion, the female screw is formed by a cutting work. An insulation cover includes a first part covering the inner face of the upright portion, and the cylindrical portion; and a second part engaged and combined with the first part in such a way that the first part and the second part sandwich a portion positioned immediately below the cylindrical portion in the conducting member.12-20-2012
20120321943ELECTRIC STORAGE ELEMENT AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF - There is provided an electric storage element and a production method thereof. The electric storage element has excellent air tightness at a portion connected with an external terminal and realizes high assembling performance, even in a simple configuration. The electric storage element includes casings, an external terminal that has a surface exposed outward from one of the casings, a current collector that is provided inside the casings and is connected to the external terminal, and an electrode assembly that is provided inside the casings and is connected to the current collector. The casings are provided with a through hole. The external terminal includes a flange in contact with an outer surface of one of the casings, and a first shaft that extends from the flange to be inserted into the through hole in one of the casings and be welded over the entire periphery.12-20-2012
20120321941SECONDARY BATTERY - A stacked-type electrode assembly is disclosed. In one embodiment, the electrode assembly includes at least one first electrode plate including i) a first active material coating portion formed on a first base material and coated with a first active material and ii) a first non-coated portion, wherein the first electrode plate has a first width and a first length greater than the first width, and wherein the first electrode plate has upper and lower portions formed in the direction of the first length. The assembly also includes at least one second electrode plate including i) a second active material coated portion formed on a second base material and coated with a second active material and ii) a second non-coated portion, wherein the second electrode plate has a second width and a second length greater than the second width.12-20-2012
20120321942ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY AND SECONDARY BATTERY USING THE SAME - An electrode assembly comprises a first electrode plate having a first electrode tab coupled to one end portion thereof; a second electrode plate having a second electrode tab coupled to one end portion thereof; and a separator interposed between the first and second electrode plates. In the electrode assembly, the first electrode tab is formed in the shape of a rod so as to be positioned at the center of the electrode assembly.12-20-2012
20120276442TERMINAL OF SECONDARY BATTERY AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME - A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly; a first terminal electrically connected to the electrode assembly, wherein the first terminal includes a first collecting plate contacting the electrode assembly and having at least one opening; a first terminal plate comprising at least one protrusion extending into the at least one opening; and a first coupling terminal extending through the first terminal plate and electrically coupled to the first collecting plate; a case housing the electrode assembly; and a cap assembly sealing the case.11-01-2012
20120088147Rechargeable battery - A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly that undergoes charging and discharging; a case containing the electrode assembly; a terminal electrically connected to the electrode assembly and protruding from an interior of the case to an exterior of the case; a lead tab electrically connecting the terminal and the electrode assembly; and an insulating pack that insulates the electrode assembly from the case, the electrode assembly being disposed in the insulating pack and the insulating pack being disposed in the case, the insulating pack including one or more indentation portions formed at one edge and one or more grooves positioned to correspond to the indentation portion and insertion-coupled to the indentation portion.04-12-2012
20100203381REINFORCED POUCH TYPE SECONDARY BATTERY - A pouch type secondary battery having enhanced reliability by protecting the battery from external impacts is described. A reinforcement structure may be installed on a pouch casing and an electrode assembly housed in the pouch casing. Short-circuits inside the pouch casing may be minimized. The pouch type secondary battery has an electrode assembly with positive and negative electrode plates with a separator interposed therebetween, and positive and negative terminal portions extending from the positive and negative electrode plates. A first reinforcement member is closely adhered to one or more planes of the electrode assembly. A second reinforcement member may be adhered to the pouch casing and used with or without the first reinforcement member.08-12-2010
20120288748METHOD OF MANUFACTURING BATTERY, AND BATTERY - The present invention provides a battery with high sealing property at the fitted portion among the case and the terminal. In the embodiment, the electric terminal has the groove formed on the outer periphery along the whole circumference of the terminal, and the groove has an outer edge line at the outer side of the case. The lid is provided with the through hole around which the flanged portion stands outward from the case. The terminal surrounded by the insulating member is inserted into the hole such that the groove faces a section of the lid having thickness in the axial direction of the terminal. Plastically deforming the upper area in the flanged portion above the edge line of the groove positioned at the outer side of the case and forming the press-fitted portion provides the fitted portion between the terminal and the hole.11-15-2012
20120100420Secondary battery - A secondary battery including an electrode assembly; a terminal electrically connected to the electrode assembly; and a case accommodating the electrode assembly and the terminal, wherein the terminal includes a collecting plate connected to the electrode assembly; a collecting terminal connected to the collecting plate and protruding out of the case; a terminal plate outside of the case, the terminal plate including a terminal through hole at one side thereof and a reinforcement member recess at another side thereof, the collecting terminal passing through the terminal through hole, and a female screw thread being provided to the reinforcement member recess; and a reinforcement member in the reinforcement member recess.04-26-2012
20120100419Rechargeable battery - A battery including an electrode assembly including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator therebetween; a case housing the electrode assembly; a cap plate coupled to the case; a collector plate coupled to the electrode assembly; and a terminal coupled to the collector plate and passing through the cap plate, wherein the terminal includes a terminal protrusion and a bottom protrusion, the collector plate includes an electrode region coupled to the electrode assembly and a terminal region coupled to the terminal, the terminal region including a combining hole passing therethrough, the combining hole having a noncircular shape, and the bottom protrusion of the terminal has an interengaging, matching shape relative to the combining hole, passes through the combining hole of the collector plate, and is welded to a lower surface of the collector plate.04-26-2012
20130011722SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly, a case and a tab film. The electrode assembly has first and second electrode tabs formed to protrude therefrom. The case accommodates the electrode assembly so that a portion of at least one of the first and second electrode tabs is exposed to an outside thereof, and has a sealing portion formed along an edge portion thereof. The tab film is formed to surround at least one of the first and second electrode tabs that come in contact with the sealing portion of the case. In the tab film, at least one region of the tab film is formed of a material having a melting point different from that of the other region. Accordingly, the explosion and fire of the secondary battery is prevented, thereby improving the safety of the secondary battery.01-10-2013
20130011725PACKAGE FOR LARGE FORMAT LITHIUM ION CELLS - A battery cell is disclosed. The battery cell includes a sealed foil pouch having a plurality of openings and a terminal block disposed within the sealed foil pouch. The terminal block has a plurality of terminals extending outwardly therefrom. Each of the plurality of terminals extends through one of the plurality of openings. A method of making the battery cell is also disclosed.01-10-2013
20130011724METHOD FOR PRODUCING BATTERY, AND BATTERY - The electric terminal includes a press surface, which is formed as a flat surface extending from the outer circumferential section towards the inside, on the edge of the case in the direction in which the through hole extends. The electric terminal is inserted into the through hole with the insulating member therebetween, and the press surface of the electric terminal is pressed. As a consequence, a portion of the outer circumferential section of the electric terminal expands towards the inner circumferential surface side of the through hole, thereby forming an expanded portion. The electric terminal is secured to the through hole by means of the surface pressure applied by the expanded section. As a result, it is possible to provide a battery which exerts excellent sealing properties at the position in which the case and the electric terminal are secured.01-10-2013
20130011723ENERGY STORAGE CASE AND ENERGY STORAGE INCLUDING THE SAME - Disclosed herein are an energy storage case includes: a housing including a reception part in which an energy storage cell and an electrolyte are received; a cover part coupled to the housing and including two through-holes penetrating through both surfaces thereof; a lead connection part including a fusing part to which one end of a current collector of the energy storage cell is fused and a coupling part formed with a first screw part; and an external lead part including a second screw part coupled to the first screw part and a head part having a rectangular shape.01-10-2013
20100129709BATTERY - A battery (05-27-2010
20130017438ACCUMULATOR DEVICEAANM Taguchi; MakotoAACI Kai-cityAACO JPAAGP Taguchi; Makoto Kai-city JPAANM Watanabe; YuuAACI Hokuto-cityAACO JPAAGP Watanabe; Yuu Hokuto-city JPAANM Ando; NobuoAACI Showa-choAACO JPAAGP Ando; Nobuo Showa-cho JPAANM Takagi; HidenoriAACI Nirasaki-cityAACO JPAAGP Takagi; Hidenori Nirasaki-city JP - An accumulator device includes: an outer container with mutually overlapped outer films bonded air-tightly to each other at a bonding portion formed along respective outer peripheral edge portions; an electrode unit accommodated inside the outer container and including positive and negative electrode sheets stacked one on another with a separator disposed therebetween, the positive and negative electrode sheets each including a current collector on which an electrode layer is formed; positive and negative electrode terminals provided to protrude from inside the outer container to outside through the bonding portion; and an electrolytic solution injected in the outer container. The positive electrode terminal includes an aluminum terminal substrate and a nickel-plating coating formed on a surface of an outer end portion of the terminal substrate located outside the outer container; an inner edge of the nickel-plating coating is located within the bonding portion.01-17-2013
20130017437POUCH TYPE BATTERY AND METHOD OF USING THE SAMEAANM Ahn; Chang-BumAACI Yongin-siAACO KRAAGP Ahn; Chang-Bum Yongin-si KR - A pouch type battery and a method of using the pouch type battery that includes an electrode assembly that includes a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate, and a separator interposed between the first and second electrode plates, and a pouch case that includes the electrode assembly and an electrolyte, wherein the pouch case includes an additional electrolyte inlet that protrudes from the pouch case.01-17-2013
20110159357CONNECTION STRUCTURE FOR CONNECTING A TAB OF A BATTERY CELL WITH A COVER BOARD - A connection structure for connecting a tab of a cell with a cover board comprising a tab and a cover board is provided. An insulating spacer and an elastic conductive ring are provided at an end of the cell. The tab passes through an orifice of the insulting spacer and then is electrically connected with the elastic conductive ring which is electrically connected with the cover board. An elastic pressing disc may be further provided on the elastic conductive ring. The elastic conductive ring is electrically connected with the cover board via the elastic pressing disc. A staple may be further provided on the elastic pressing disc and the elastic conductive ring. The staple has a slot on one end for matching with an elastic hook provided on the insulating spacer.06-30-2011
20110159356BATTERY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME - It is an object of the present invention to provide a battery in which current collecting connector 06-30-2011
20130177803Non-Aqueous Electrolyte Secondary Battery - If a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery has a seal structure between a lid and an electrode terminal in which a seal member is compressed by fastening a nut, the nut may be loosened to make the amount of compression of the seal member insufficient to reduce the seal performance even if the nut is fastened enough to obtain an appropriate amount of compression of the seal member at the time of manufacture of the battery. A battery case has an opening, and houses an electrode group and an organic electrolyte. A lid is fastened to the battery case, and tightly seals the opening of the battery case. An electrode terminal is electrically connected to the electrode group. The lid and the electrode terminal face each other via an elastic member.07-11-2013
20130143110SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENCLOSING AN ENERGY STORAGE CELL - A terminal apparatus for an energy storage cell is presently disclosed. The terminal apparatus includes a terminal body with a peripheral edge extending substantially around a perimeter of the terminal body such that the terminal body is configured to be secured to a cell housing to retain an electrochemical cell in the cell housing, a terminal connector extending from the peripheral edge forming a first terminal for an energy storage cell, a sealable vacuum port extending through the terminal body, and an aperture in the terminal body configured to receive a second terminal of the energy storage cell. A method of manufacturing an energy storage cell is also disclosed.06-06-2013
20130143111MANUFACTURING METHOD OF ELECTRIC STORAGE DEVICE AND ELECTRIC STORAGE DEVICE - A manufacturing method of an electric storage device includes: a current collector assembly step of disposing a current collector between an electrolyte solution pouring opening and a power generating element so as to block a view of the power generating element from the electrolyte solution pouring opening; an electrolyte solution pouring step of pouring an electrolyte solution through the electrolyte solution pouring opening; and a sealing step of disposing a sealing member at the electrolyte solution pouring opening and sealing the electrolyte solution pouring opening by welding.06-06-2013
20090035654LAMINATE-CASED BATTERY FORMED WITH TAB RESIN ADHERED TO PORTIONS OF TABS EXTENDED FROM LAMINATE CASING - In a laminate-cased battery, tab resins are adhered to positive and negative tabs, except outer ends of the tabs, and inserted (i) between a casing and the positive tab and (ii) between the casing and the negative tab in areas where the positive and negative tabs cross a heat-sealed edge of the casing.02-05-2009
20110269014 SEALING BODY FOR A SEALED CELL, AND A SEALED CELL USING THE SEALING BODY11-03-2011
20130095373RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly including a positive electrode and a negative electrode; a case containing the electrode assembly; a cap plate covering an opening of the case; a terminal electrically connected to the electrode assembly; and a sealing member on the cap plate to seal between the terminal and the cap plate, the sealing member including a connection member arranged therein and electrically connecting the terminal and the cap plate.04-18-2013
20130095375ELECTRICAL PART, NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE CELL, AND LEAD WIRE AND SEALABLE CONTAINER FOR USE THEREIN - Provided is an electrical part, a nonaqueous electrolyte cell, and a lead wire and a sealable container for use therein, with which the adhesive property and sealing performance in an initial state and in an electrolyte-contacting state are enhanced. An electrical part includes a sealable container that includes a metal layer and a lead conductor that extends from inside of the sealable container to outside of the sealable container, the sealable container and the lead conductor being heat-sealed in a seal part. At least in part of the seal part, a thermal adhesive layer containing aluminum polyphosphate is provided in a portion between the metal layer and the lead conductor so as to be in contact with the lead conductor.04-18-2013
20130095374RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly including a first electrode and a second electrode; a case having a space in which the electrode assembly is located; a cap plate coupled with the case; a terminal coupled to the electrode assembly through a current collecting tap, and protruding through the cap plate to an outside of the case; a first cover in which a lower portion of the terminal is located; and a second cover in which an upper portion of the current collecting tap is located, the second cover being coupled with the first cover to secure the terminal and the current collecting tap.04-18-2013
20130130100BATTERY AND BATTERY ASSEMBLY - According to one embodiment, a battery includes a package can, an electrode group, a lid and a plurality of homopolar external terminals. The electrode group is provided in the package can and comprises a positive electrode and a negative electrode. The lid is provided to an opening part of the package can. The plurality of homopolar external terminals are provided on the lid and electrically connected to the positive electrode or negative electrode.05-23-2013
20110223473BATTERY DEVICE, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, AND BATTERY SYSTEM - Disclosed is a battery device including a battery enclosure incorporating a battery cell. The battery device further includes an output terminal that outputs power of the battery cell. The battery enclosure includes a first surface, a second surface, a first step surface, a second step surface, a first engaging portion, a second engaging portion, a first groove, and a second groove formed in the second step surface and the second engaging portion, and a recess is provided in at least one of the first step surface and the second step surface.09-15-2011
20130149598SECONDARY BATTERY - Embodiments provide a secondary battery, which can suppress deformation of an electrode assembly and a current collector by installing a damping member between a non-coating portion of the electrode assembly and a can. In one embodiment, the secondary battery includes a can having an accommodating space and an open top portion; a plurality of electrode assemblies inserted into the can; a current collector connected to the non-coating portion of the electrode assembly; a damping member made of an elastic material between the electrode assembly and the can; and a cap plate sealing the can.06-13-2013
20130149599SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery of the present invention includes an electrode assembly composed by a first plate and second pole plate, a separator interposed between the first pole plate and the second pole plate, and first and second electrode tabs connected to the first pole plate and the second pole plate, respectively; a battery case, in which a sealing portion is provided in an edge thereof, accommodating the electrode assembly; and an insulation member covering at least some of the sealing portion, wherein the electrode assembly is accommodated into the battery case so that the first and second electrode tabs are drawn out through the sealing portion, and the insulation member is provided to cover at least some of the portion in which the first or second electrode tabs are drawn.06-13-2013
20130149600BATTERY PACK - A battery pack, including: an electrode assembly; a pouch accommodating the electrode assembly; an electrode lead connected with the electrode assembly and extending to the outside of the pouch; a slit part through which the electrode lead penetrates and a lead cover formed in the vicinity of the slit part; and an insulator covering the pouch and at least a portion of the electrode lead.06-13-2013
20120258355Rechargeable battery - A rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly, the electrode assembly including a positive electrode and a negative electrode; a case accommodating the electrode assembly; a terminal electrically connected to the electrode assembly, the terminal being exposed outside the case; a terminal connecting member extending outside of the case from an interior thereof, the terminal connecting member electrically connecting the electrode assembly and the terminal, and including an electrolyte solution inlet therein; and a sealing cap coupled with the terminal connecting member, the sealing cap covering the electrolyte solution inlet.10-11-2012
20130122356RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly performing charging and discharging; a case accommodating the electrode assembly; a cap plate coupled with the case; an electrode terminal in a terminal hole of the cap plate, the electrode terminal being electrically connected to the electrode assembly; and an insulator electrically insulating the electrode terminal and the cap plate, wherein the insulator includes a first member between an outside of the cap plate and a surface of the electrode terminal facing the cap plate, and a second member enclosing an outer surface of the electrode terminal and the first member and being coupled with the first member with a step structure.05-16-2013
20130122355RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator provided between the first electrode and the second electrode; a first current collecting plate electrically connected to the first electrode; a second current collecting plate electrically connected to the second electrode; and a case for receiving the electrode assembly, the first current collecting plate, and the second current collecting plate, wherein the first current collecting plate is electrically connected to an inner wall of the case.05-16-2013
20110311862SECONDARY BATTERY - The embodiment relates to a pouch-typed secondary battery, which includes: an electrode assembly having electrode taps connected to two electrode having different polarities; a case accommodating the electrode assembly with the electrode taps led to the outside; and bonding members sealing the case, in which the bonding members are disposed where the case is bonded. Further, the bonding members of the pouch-typed secondary battery according to the present invention may be composed of one or more layers.12-22-2011
20120021278TERMINAL OF RECHARGEABLE BATTERY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A rechargeable battery including a case; a cap plate on the case; a terminal post protruding from the cap plate; a terminal plate coupled to the terminal post, wherein the terminal plate includes a body having an opening; and a conductor within the opening and coupled to the body, wherein the conductor substantially surrounds a circumference of the terminal post.01-26-2012
20130196216HIGH-TEMPERATURE-PROOF LITHIUM BATTERY TERMINAL COVER SET - A high-temperature-proof lithium battery terminal cover set, disposed on a lithium battery, comprising: a sealing plate, disposed on the housing, and is provided with a plurality of through holes, to penetrate at least two terminal sets, that is includes a positive terminal set and a negative terminal set, disposed respectively in through holes. Each terminal set includes: a terminal, on which is provided with a lock-and-fix portion, protruding out sealing plate; a spring, made of insulator, and is sleeved around lock-and-fix portion; a conductive plate, sleeved around lock-and-fix portion, and is connected to battery cells of lithium battery; and a low melting point locking piece, to lock and fix spring and conductive plate onto terminal. The lithium battery terminal cover set, current flowing to terminal can be cut off automatically, preventing fire or explosion.08-01-2013
20130196217Battery, Battery System and Method for Connecting a Plurality of Batteries - A battery includes a battery body and at least one terminal protruding from an outside surface of the battery body. The terminal is electrically conductively connected to one of the battery poles. The battery further includes at least one electrically conductive bending lug, which is electrically conductive, connected via the terminal to the battery pole. The bending lug has a length that is greater than a distance of the longitudinal axis of the terminal from the point of penetration through the outside surface up to a lateral edge of the outside surface.08-01-2013
20130196218ENERGY STORAGE ELEMENT - An energy storage element comprising: a container; an electrode assembly housed in the container; an electrode terminal provided in the container; and a current collector which electrically connects the electrode terminal and the electrode assembly, wherein the current collector is positioned inside the container, and includes: a base part connected to the electrode terminal; and arm parts which have a plate shape, extend from the base part, and are connected to the electrode assembly in a state that the plate-shaped arm parts sandwitch the electrode assembly, and paired arm parts which are outermost two of the arm parts are apart from each other with a spacing larger than a width of the base part in a direction in which the paired arm parts are arranged.08-01-2013
20130196219RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - A rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly including a first electrode and a second electrode; a case accommodating the electrode assembly; a first terminal electrically connected to the first electrode of the electrode assembly; a cap plate on the case, the cap plate being electrically connected to the second electrode of the electrode assembly; and an electron donor, the electron donor being electrically connected to the first terminal.08-01-2013
20130196220PRISMATIC SECONDARY BATTERY - A high-reliability prismatic secondary battery with a current interruption mechanism that is unlikely to be damaged even if the battery is subjected to shock is provided. The prismatic secondary battery includes a second insulating member having a first through-hole, the second insulating member being arranged between a first region of a positive electrode collector and an inversion plate. The first region of the positive electrode collector and the inversion plate are electrically connected to each other through the first through-hole. The second insulating member has a plurality of fixing pawl portions. The fixing pawl portions are hooked and fixed to a fixing portion formed on the outer surface side of the conductive member.08-01-2013
20130196221PRISMATIC SECONDARY BATTERY - A crimped portion of a positive electrode external terminal is crimped on its upper end side to be electrically connected to a positive electrode terminal plate. This crimped portion is welded to the positive electrode terminal plate by applying high energy beams. The negative electrode side has a configuration similar to that of the positive electrode side. The contact area between the positive electrode terminal plate and the crimped portion of the positive electrode external terminal is set smaller than the corresponding contact area on the negative electrode side, and the volume of the crimped portion of the positive electrode external terminal is set larger than that of the corresponding crimped portion on the negative electrode side. Thus, a prismatic secondary battery is provided that shows strong joining strength between the external terminal and the terminal plate, suppressed internal resistance variations, and improved reliability.08-01-2013
20130202952SECONDARY BATTERY - A secondary battery including: an electrode assembly; a case receiving the electrode assembly and including a plurality of stepped sections at an inner side of the case in contact with the electrode assembly; and at least one electrode tab electrically connected with the electrode assembly and withdrawn toward an outside of the case. In the secondary battery, a friction force between the inner side of the case and the electrode assembly is increased due to the plurality of stepped sections, thereby minimizing or reducing movement of the electrode assembly within the case.08-08-2013
20120094172LITHIUM-ION BATTERY - A battery comprise: a housing made by a metal or a metal alloy; a battery core in the housing comprising a positive plate, a separator and a negative plate; an electrolyte in the housing; a cover assembly having a positive terminal electrically connected with the positive plate and a negative terminal electrically connected with the negative plate; and a protection component to prevent the housing from being corroded by the electrolyte.04-19-2012
20120094171Secondary battery - A secondary battery including an electrode assembly; a case housing the electrode assembly; a current collecting terminal electrically connected to the electrode assembly; a cap plate capping the case to seal the electrode assembly, the case, and the current collecting terminal; an insulation member interposed between the current collecting terminal and the cap plate; an electrode terminal electrically connected to the current collecting terminal and extending through the insulation member and the cap plate; and shock damping members between the electrode assembly and the cap plate, the shock damping members being coupled with the insulation member.04-19-2012

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