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GS Yuasa International Ltd. | Date: 2017-01-04

Provided is an energy storage apparatus which includes a first energy storage device having a first terminal which is either a positive electrode terminal or a negative electrode terminal, wherein the energy storage apparatus further includes a terminal neighboring member which is disposed adjacently to the first terminal of the first energy storage device, and the terminal neighboring member includes: a first housing portion capable of housing a first conductive member which connects the first terminal and a second terminal which a second energy storage device different from the first energy storage device has to each other; and a first lead-out portion capable of leading out a second conductive member which connects the first terminal and a third terminal which a third energy storage device different from the first energy storage device and the second energy storage device has to each other from the first housing portion.


Patent
GS Yuasa International Ltd. | Date: 2017-02-01

Disclosed is an energy storage apparatus which includes: an energy storage device; an outer case which accommodates the energy storage device; a partition plate which is disposed between the energy storage device and a side wall of the outer case; and a discharge portion which is disposed on the outer case, the discharge portion having one or more openings through which a gas, which has passed through a flow passage formed between the partition plate and the side wall, is discharged from the outer case.


Patent
GS Yuasa International Ltd. | Date: 2016-06-10

A state estimation device includes: a current integration unit configured to integrate a current that flows through the energy storage device; and a first estimation unit configured to estimate a full-charge capacity of the energy storage device. The energy storage device has a correlation characteristic of correlation between a residual capacity C and an open voltage V, the correlation characteristic including a constant region in which a time change in the correlation characteristic is relatively smaller than an other region. The first estimation unit performs: calculation of a residual capacity Cp of the energy storage device at a measuring point P based on an open voltage Vp of the energy storage device at the measuring point P included in the constant region, and on the correlation characteristic; and estimation of a full-charge capacity Co of the energy storage device based on the residual capacity Cp at the measuring point P that has been calculated, and on an accumulated charge-discharge amount X of the energy storage device from a full-charge state to the measuring point P, the full-charge state satisfying a full charge condition.


A positive active material for a lithium secondary battery containing a lithium transition metal composite oxide having a hexagonal crystal structure in which the transition metal (Me) includes Ni, Co and Mn, wherein in the lithium transition metal composite oxide, a molar ratio of Ni to the transition metal (Me) (Ni/Me) is 0.5 or more and 0.9 or less, a molar ratio of Co to the transition metal (Me) (Co/Me) is 0.1 or more and 0.3 or less, a molar ratio of Mn to the transition metal (Me) (Mn/Me) is 0.03 or more and 0.3 or less, and a value obtained by dividing a half width ratio F(003)/F(104) at a potential of 4.3 V (vs. Li/Li^(+)) by a half width ratio F(003)/F(104) at a potential of 2.0 V (vs. Li/Li^(+)) is 0.9 or more and 1.1 or less.


Patent
GS Yuasa International Ltd. | Date: 2016-06-23

Provided is an energy storage apparatus which includes a first energy storage device having a first terminal which is either a positive electrode terminal or a negative electrode terminal, wherein the energy storage apparatus further includes a terminal neighboring member which is disposed adjacently to the first terminal of the first energy storage device, and the terminal neighboring member includes: a first housing portion capable of housing a first conductive member which connects the first terminal and a second terminal which a second energy storage device different from the first energy storage device has to each other; and a first lead-out portion capable of leading out a second conductive member which connects the first terminal and a third terminal which a third energy storage device different from the first energy storage device and the second energy storage device has to each other from the first housing portion.


Patent
GS Yuasa International Ltd. | Date: 2016-09-16

A battery including an output terminal, an electric storage device, a monitoring apparatus including a detector and a controller, the detector being configured to detect a variation value corresponding to an amount of charge of the electric storage device, a relay connected to the output terminal and the electric storage device, and a communication unit connected to the controller. The controller is configured to execute an opening process to switch a state of the relay from a closed state to an open state and to cause the communication unit to receive an input signal from outside.


A switch failure detector configured to be installed in an electric system including an electric storage device, the switch failure detector includes at least one electronic switch connected in a path in which a charging current to the electric storage device and a discharging current from the electric storage device flow, at least one rectifier for passing a discharging current by bypassing the electronic switch when the electronic switch is turned off, a switch voltage detection circuit configured to detect a voltage drop caused by the at least one electronic switch, and a controller for sending an on-command signal to the at least one electronic switch to turn on the electronic switch, and receiving the voltage detected by the switch voltage detection circuit while the on-command signal is sent to the electronic switch.


Patent
Gs Yuasa International Ltd. | Date: 2016-09-21

A battery includes an outer package including a laminated film including one or more resin layers, a terminal, and a melt-bonding assisting member including a thermoplastic resin and extending along the terminal. The outer package includes a melt-bonded region at which the terminal is sandwiched between the one or more resin layers. The terminal includes an inner part, a sandwiched part, and an outer part arranged in a first direction. The melt-bonding assisting member internally and externally extends in the first direction beyond contact with the outer package.


Patent
GS Yuasa International Ltd. | Date: 2016-06-23

Provided is an energy storage apparatus where a spacer includes: a base disposed orthogonal to a first direction; a first restricting portion and a second restricting portion extending from an end portion of the base in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction; a first projecting portion projecting from the base and the first restricting portion; and a second projecting portion projecting from the base and the second restricting portion. The first projecting portion includes: a first portion extending in the second direction on one surface of the base; and a second portion extending to a distal end in the first restricting portion, and is continuously formed at least from an end portion of the first portion on a first-restricting-portion side to a distal end of the second portion. The second projecting portion includes: a third portion which extends in the second direction on the other surface of the base and disposed at the position different from the first portion in a third direction; and a fourth portion extending to a distal end on the second restricting portion, and is continuously formed at least from an end portion of the third portion on a second-restricting-portion side to a distal end of the fourth portion. The distal end of the second portion and the distal end of the fourth portion are disposed at the same position in the third direction.


Patent
GS Yuasa International Ltd. | Date: 2016-03-28

Provided is a lead-acid battery which includes: an element; an electrolyte solution; a container housing the element and the electrolyte solution; and a lid member sealing the container, wherein the lid member includes: a middle lid covering the container; an upper lid welded to an upper portion of the middle lid in an overlapping manner; and an exhaust passage arranged between the middle lid and the upper lid, through which an inside of the container is communicated with an outside, wherein a bottom surface of the exhaust passage is inclined such that the solution in the passage returns into the container, and the upper lids include: a passage wall welded to the middle lid and forming a side wall of the exhaust passage; and a transverse wall formed on a ceiling surface of the exhaust passage and traversing the exhaust passage, and a lower end portion of the transverse wall is positioned above a welded portion between the passage wall and the middle lid.

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