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US10389000B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10389000B2
Publication date: 2019-08-20
Application number: 15/130,131
Filing date: 2016-04-15
Abstract: One embodiment provides an apparatus, including: a processor; a memory operatively coupled to the processor; and a battery pack supplying power to the processor and the memory; said battery pack comprising: a plurality of cells, wherein a current flow through the plurality of cells is arranged as a function of temperature of at least a portion of the battery pack. Other aspects are described and claimed. One embodiment provides an apparatus, including: a processor; a memory operatively coupled to the processor; and a battery pack supplying power to the processor and the memory; said battery pack comprising: a plurality of cells, wherein a current flow through the plurality of ...more ...less
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US10322627B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10322627B2
Publication date: 2019-06-18
Application number: 15/095,217
Filing date: 2016-04-11
Abstract: An energy storage system comprising at least one energy storage module adapted to supply electrical energy to a hybrid vehicle. The energy storage module comprises an enclosure, at least one battery array located within the enclosure, and an energy storage controller module located within the enclosure and electrically connected to the battery array. The energy storage module further comprises a compliant tipped thermistor which may be installed within a flexible clip. The thermistor is positioned to monitor the temperature of one or more of the batteries within the energy storage system. An energy storage system comprising at least one energy storage module adapted to supply electrical energy to a hybrid vehicle. The energy storage module comprises an enclosure, at least one battery array located within the enclosure, and an energy storage controller module ...more ...less
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US10361470B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10361470B2
Publication date: 2019-07-23
Application number: 15/548,372
Filing date: 2016-02-04
Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
Abstract: A cartridge having a novel structure for guaranteeing stable operational performance of a secondary battery that operates at a high temperature or has improved performance at a high temperature, and a battery module including the cartridge is provided. The battery module includes at least one secondary battery; and a cartridge receiving at least a portion of the secondary battery and configured to be stacked in at least one direction, the cartridge including a heat insulating member. A cartridge having a novel structure for guaranteeing stable operational performance of a secondary battery that operates at a high temperature or has improved performance at a high temperature, and a battery module including the cartridge is provided. The battery module ...more ...less
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US10322617B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10322617B2
Publication date: 2019-06-18
Application number: 13/429,558
Filing date: 2012-03-26
Abstract: A system for a motor vehicle for heating and/or cooling a battery and a motor vehicle interior is provided that includes a first coolant circuit thermally coupled to the battery, a second coolant circuit for heating the motor vehicle interior having an air heat exchanger for outputting heat from the second coolant circuit to the air of the interior of the motor vehicle, and a heating unit for heating the second coolant circuit. The first coolant circuit and the second coolant circuit are thermally coupled to each other for heating the battery using heat from the second coolant circuit and/or for cooling the air of the motor vehicle interior, in that heat from the second coolant circuit can be fed to the first coolant circuit by the circuit heat exchanger or the mixing valve. A system for a motor vehicle for heating and/or cooling a battery and a motor vehicle interior is provided that includes a first coolant circuit thermally coupled to the battery, a second coolant circuit for heating the motor vehicle interior having an air heat exchanger for ...more ...less
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GB2493511B
Publication/Patent Number: GB2493511B
Publication date: 2018-01-31
Application number: 201113068
Filing date: 2011-07-29
Abstract: The energy storage system comprises an energy storage device 100 arranged to operate above ambient temperature; a thermal insulator 200 at least partially surrounding the energy storage device; and wherein heat losses from one or more other devices 300
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US10116019B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10116019B2
Publication date: 2018-10-30
Application number: 15/312,458
Filing date: 2015-04-11
Assignee: AUDI AG
Abstract: An energy storage assembly includes a plurality of electrical energy stores. Arranged between at least two electrical energy stores is at least one thermally conductive spacer element which has at least one area to separate the at least two electrical energy stores. The at least one spacer element is thermally coupled to at least one heat pipe of a first heat pipe assembly and to at least one heat pipe of a second heat pipe assembly. An energy storage assembly includes a plurality of electrical energy stores. Arranged between at least two electrical energy stores is at least one thermally conductive spacer element which has at least one area to separate the at least two electrical energy stores. The at least ...more ...less
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US9905821B2
Publication/Patent Number: US9905821B2
Publication date: 2018-02-27
Application number: 13/009,529
Filing date: 2011-01-19
Abstract: A vehicle battery packaging for accommodating a plurality of longitudinal battery cells, wherein the battery cells are arranged in a frame in parallel with respect to their longitudinal axes, and wherein each battery cell has a first end and an opposite second end with respect to the longitudinal axis, the battery packaging including: a conductor plate adapted to electrically couple to the second ends of the battery cells; a cooling plate thermally coupled to the conductor plate; and a gap filler layer sandwiched between the conductor plate and the cooling plate. A vehicle battery packaging for accommodating a plurality of longitudinal battery cells, wherein the battery cells are arranged in a frame in parallel with respect to their longitudinal axes, and wherein each battery cell has a first end and an opposite second end with respect ...more ...less
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US9966590B2
Publication/Patent Number: US9966590B2
Publication date: 2018-05-08
Application number: 13/239,272
Filing date: 2011-09-21
Assignee: TESLA, INC.
Abstract: An apparatus and method providing for detecting and responding to high voltage electrolysis within an electric vehicle battery enclosure to limit possible excessive thermal condition of the individual battery cells and modules. A microprocessor-implemented response system for high voltage electrolysis in a battery pack an evaluator to monitor, using the microprocessor, a high voltage electrolysis flag indicative of a possible high voltage electrolysis within an enclosure including a plurality of electrically-coupled battery modules storing energy for the battery pack and a coolant distribution system disposed among and electrically isolated from the plurality of battery modules; and a remediation system, coupled to the enclosure and responsive to the possible high voltage electrolysis when the evaluator detects a likelihood of the possible high voltage electrolysis, to decrease risks associated with the possible high voltage electrolysis when operated. An apparatus and method providing for detecting and responding to high voltage electrolysis within an electric vehicle battery enclosure to limit possible excessive thermal condition of the individual battery cells and modules. A microprocessor-implemented response system for ...more ...less
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US10062937B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10062937B2
Publication date: 2018-08-28
Application number: 14/824,283
Filing date: 2015-08-12
Abstract: A battery housing for accommodating one or more cell blocks of a battery provides the interstice between an outer wall and an inner wall with supported vacuum insulation composed of a porous support material. This vacuum insulation can be switched between an insulation state and a transient state. The interstice is additionally provided with cooling elements. This battery housing offers crash-safe accommodation of the cell blocks accommodated in the battery housing, for one thing, and furthermore offers passive or controllable and/or regulatable thermal management to the effect that the cell blocks accommodated in the battery housing can be cooled or heated as needed, in any case kept in a permissible temperature range in every operating state. A battery housing for accommodating one or more cell blocks of a battery provides the interstice between an outer wall and an inner wall with supported vacuum insulation composed of a porous support material. This vacuum insulation can be switched between an insulation state and ...more ...less
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US9912021B2
Publication/Patent Number: US9912021B2
Publication date: 2018-03-06
Application number: 13/896,529
Filing date: 2013-05-17
Inventor: Andres, Michael J.  
Abstract: A thermal management system for a high density power source is disclosed. The system includes a housing with an interior divided into first and second compartments. The first compartment is configured and adapted to house at least one electrical battery and the second compartment defines a coolant reservoir. A fluid release member connects the first and second compartments. Upon the first compartment reaching a temperature in excess of a predetermined limit, the fluid release member releases coolant form the second compartment into the first compartment to cool the at least one battery within the first compartment. A thermal management system for a high density power source is disclosed. The system includes a housing with an interior divided into first and second compartments. The first compartment is configured and adapted to house at least one electrical battery and the second ...more ...less
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US9887439B2
Publication/Patent Number: US9887439B2
Publication date: 2018-02-06
Application number: 14/276,273
Filing date: 2014-05-13
Abstract: An example electric vehicle battery assembly includes a plurality of battery cells, a cold plate, and a biasing device to urge the plurality of battery cells toward the cold plate. An example method includes biasing a battery cell toward a cold plate to enhance thermal energy transfer between the battery cell and the cold plate. An example electric vehicle battery assembly includes a plurality of battery cells, a cold plate, and a biasing device to urge the plurality of battery cells toward the cold plate. An example method includes biasing a battery cell toward a cold plate to enhance thermal energy ...more ...less
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US9917338B2
Publication/Patent Number: US9917338B2
Publication date: 2018-03-13
Application number: 14/779,792
Filing date: 2014-03-18
Abstract: A battery pack includes a battery module including a plurality of cells, a housing that accommodates the battery module and is thermally coupled to the battery module, and a temperature adjuster that is thermally coupled and attached to the housing. The temperature adjuster changes a temperature of the housing. A battery pack includes a battery module including a plurality of cells, a housing that accommodates the battery module and is thermally coupled to the battery module, and a temperature adjuster that is thermally coupled and attached to the housing. The temperature adjuster ...more ...less
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US9979057B2
Publication/Patent Number: US9979057B2
Publication date: 2018-05-22
Application number: 14/958,956
Filing date: 2015-12-04
Abstract: A cylindrical lithium ion secondary battery, including a cylindrical can; an electrode assembly in the cylindrical can with an electrolyte solution; and a cap assembly sealing the cylindrical can, the cap assembly including a positive temperature coefficient (PTC) device connected to the electrode assembly, a cap-up connected to the PTC device, solder between the PTC device and the cap-up, and an exterior space without the solder on external circumferences of the PTC device and the cap-up. A cylindrical lithium ion secondary battery, including a cylindrical can; an electrode assembly in the cylindrical can with an electrolyte solution; and a cap assembly sealing the cylindrical can, the cap assembly including a positive temperature coefficient (PTC) device ...more ...less
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US9960402B2
Publication/Patent Number: US9960402B2
Publication date: 2018-05-01
Application number: 15/468,746
Filing date: 2017-03-24
Abstract: A method of manufacturing a battery pack is disclosed. The method includes placing first and second sets of battery cells in first and second battery cell holders of a battery system assembly press, placing a cooling duct in a gap between the first and second sets of battery cells, and applying a first and second forces to the first and second sets of battery cells to cause the first and second sets of battery cells to respectively press against first and second sides of the cooling duct. The method also includes, while applying the first and second forces, placing the first and second plurality of battery cells in a first tray configured to hold the first and second plurality of battery cells. A method of manufacturing a battery pack is disclosed. The method includes placing first and second sets of battery cells in first and second battery cell holders of a battery system assembly press, placing a cooling duct in a gap between the first and second sets of battery ...more ...less
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US9899642B2
Publication/Patent Number: US9899642B2
Publication date: 2018-02-20
Application number: 14/834,348
Filing date: 2015-08-24
Abstract: A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly; a case housing the electrode assembly; a cap plate sealing an opening of the case; an electrode terminal that is electrically connected to the electrode assembly and extends through a terminal hole of the cap plate and is oriented outside of the cap plate; and an insulating member that electrically insulates the cap plate and the electrode terminal while supporting the electrode terminal at an outer surface of the cap plate. A rechargeable battery includes an electrode assembly; a case housing the electrode assembly; a cap plate sealing an opening of the case; an electrode terminal that is electrically connected to the electrode assembly and extends through a terminal hole of the cap plate and is ...more ...less
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US10074880B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10074880B2
Publication date: 2018-09-11
Application number: 14/157,523
Filing date: 2014-01-17
Abstract: A cooling structure of an electricity storage device includes a storage cell case, a plurality of storage cells, a plurality of cooling passages, an intake duct, an exhaust duct, a cooling air suction device, and a flow path resistance. The plurality of storage cells are accommodated in the storage cell case. The plurality of cooling passages are provided between the storage cells. The intake duct is connected to an upstream side of the storage cell case. The exhaust duct is connected to a downstream side of the storage cell case. The cooling air suction device is connected to the exhaust duct and configured to draw cooling air from the intake duct. The flow path resistance is provided between the plurality of cooling passages and the cooling air suction device to limit a flow of the cooling air from the intake duct to the cooling air suction device. A cooling structure of an electricity storage device includes a storage cell case, a plurality of storage cells, a plurality of cooling passages, an intake duct, an exhaust duct, a cooling air suction device, and a flow path resistance. The plurality of storage cells are ...more ...less