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GS Yuasa International Ltd. and Honda Corporation | Date: 2016-11-15

An energy storage apparatus includes: a spacer; an energy storage device disposed adjacently to the spacer in a first direction and having an external terminal; and a cover member holding a bus bar connected to the external terminal and extending along the energy storage device, wherein the spacer has a first connecting portion to which the cover member is connected on an end portion thereof in a second direction, and the cover member has a second connecting portion which engages with the first connecting portion in a state where movement of the cover member in a direction away from the spacer in the second direction is restricted.


Provided is a negative electrode plate in an electrode assembly of an energy storage device. The negative electrode plate includes: a negative base material layer; and negative active material layers formed on the negative base material layer in a state where the negative active material layers are exposed partially or wholly, wherein a peripheral edge portion of the negative electrode plate includes: a layer-non-formed portion that is disposed on a first side of the negative electrode plate, which is connected to a negative electrode current collector of the energy storage device and on which the negative active material layers are not formed; and a layer-non-exposed portion that is disposed on a second side of the negative electrode plate, which differs from the first side and on which the negative active material layers are not exposed.


A first projecting portion is disposed between a head portion of an external terminal and a gasket body of a gasket, the first projecting portion projecting toward the gasket body from a first opposedly-facing surface which opposedly faces a case of the head portion, the first projecting portion surrounding the shaft portion, the first projecting portion having a pressing surface which directly or indirectly presses the gasket body in a projecting direction of the first projecting portion. The gasket has the second and third opposedly-facing surfaces, the second opposedly-facing surface opposedly facing the head portion, the third opposedly-facing surface opposedly facing the case. A second projecting portion is disposed in a region of at least one of the second and third opposedly-facing surfaces which correspond to the first projecting portion, the second projecting portion surrounding the shaft portion and being in a state where the second projecting portion is compressed toward the second or third opposedly-facing surface by the pressing surface.


Patent
GS Yuasa International Ltd. | Date: 2017-01-25

A state estimation device includes: a voltage detecting unit that detects voltages of energy storage devices; and an estimating unit that estimates a charge amount difference between at least two of the energy storage devices. At a reference time point T0 during constant current charging, the estimating unit performs: specific voltage setting for setting, as a specific voltage V0, a voltage of a low-voltage energy storage device at the reference time point T0; time obtaining for obtaining a time point at which a voltage of a high-voltage energy storage device reaches the specific voltage V0; and charge amount difference estimating for estimating the charge amount difference between the at least two energy storage devices based on the reference time point T0, the time point obtained in the time obtaining process, and a current flowing through the plurality of energy storage devices during the constant current charging.


Patent
GS Yuasa International Ltd. | Date: 2017-01-19

An energy storage apparatus includes: an energy storage device which is connected to a vehicle load and a vehicle power generator; a current interrupt device that causes the energy storage device and the vehicle load as well as the energy storage device and the vehicle power generator to be in a conduction state or in an interruption state; a voltage detection unit that detects voltage of the energy storage device; and a control unit. The control unit executes: a switching instruction process in which, when determining that the electric storage device will reach an overcharge state on the basis of the voltage, the control unit issues an interruption switching instruction to the current interrupt device; and an interruption maintaining process in which, when the number of times of the switching instruction process exceeds a predetermined value, the control unit issues an instruction to maintain the interruption state.


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: 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: 2017-03-16

A battery includes: a cylindrical battery case; and an electrode body disposed in the battery case, and including a positive plate, a negative plate, and a separator disposed between the positive plate and the negative plate. A spacer formed of a dense body and an electrolyte storage space storing an electrolyte are provided between the electrode body and the battery case on one end or both ends of the battery case in an axial direction of the electrode body.


Patent
GS Yuasa International Ltd. and Xiamen Tungsten Co. | Date: 2017-06-28

This invention provides a hydrogen storing alloy and a production method thereof. The hydrogen storing alloyhas a chemical composition of a general formulaR_((1-x))Mg_(x)Ni_(y), wherein R is one or more elements selected from rare earth elements comprising Y, x satisfies 0.05x0.3, and y satisfies 2.8y3.8. The ratio of the maximal peak intensity present in a range of 2=31-33 to the maximal peak intensity present in a range of 2=41-44 is 0.1 or less (including 0), as measured by X-ray diffraction in which a Cu-K ray is set as an X-ray source.


A post-deterioration performance estimating apparatus wherein a post-deterioration performance value indicates performance of an energy storage device. The apparatus includes a post-deterioration performance estimator is configured to electronically estimate the post-deterioration performance value at a deterioration point using (1) a relation between a cumulative operating period and a resistance value, (2) a relation between the resistance value and energy storage capacity, and (3) the cumulative operating period at the deterioration point. Alternatively, the post-deterioration performance estimator is configured to electronically estimate the post-deterioration performance value at a deterioration point using (1) a relation between an equilibrial capacity decreased amount, (2) a kinetic capacity decreased amount, and (3) a cumulative operating period at the deterioration point.

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