US Pat. No. 9,545,010

INTERCONNECT FOR BATTERY PACKS

CelLink Corporation, Bel...

1. An interconnect circuit for interconnecting an array of devices, the interconnect circuit comprising:
a conductive layer comprising conductive layer islands electrically isolated from each other,
wherein at least one of the conductive layer islands comprises a contact pad, a fusible link, and a conductive layer channel,
wherein the conductive layer channel partially surrounds and separates the contact pad from a remaining portion of the at
least one of the conductive layer islands and terminates at the fusible link such that the fusible link provides an electrical
connection between the contact pad and the remaining portion; and

an insulating layer laminated to the conductive layer
wherein the insulating layer mechanically supports and maintains registration of the conductive layer islands relative to
each other, and

wherein the fusible link is freestanding and does not overlap with the insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 9,466,777

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMBINED THERMAL AND ELECTRICAL ENERGY TRANSFER

CelLink Corporation, Men...

1. An interconnect circuit comprising:
an electro-thermal conductor comprising a thermal conductor portion, a first electrical conductor portion, a second electrical
conductor portion, a base sublayer and a surface sublayer having a different composition than the base sublayer,

wherein the thermal conductor portion is electrically isolated from the first electrical conductor portion by a gap defining
a boundary of the first electrical conductor portion,

wherein the second electrical conductor portion is electrically isolated from the thermal conductor portion and from the first
electrical conductor portion,

wherein the thermal conductor the first electrical conductor portion and the second electrical conductor portion have an identical
composition,

wherein the thermal conductor portion, the first electrical conductor portion and the second electrical conductor portion
have an identical thickness;

a first insulator adhered to the surface sublayer of the electro-thermal conductor,
wherein the first insulator supports the thermal conductor portion the first electrical conductor portion, and the second
electrical conductor portion relative to each other and maintains the gap between the thermal conductor portion and the first
electrical conductor portion; and

wherein the electro-thermal conductor comprising stress relieving openings disposed on the thermal conductor portion, the
first electrical conductor portion and the second electrical conductor portion.

US Pat. No. 9,147,875

INTERCONNECT FOR BATTERY PACKS

CelLink Corporation, Bel...

1. A method of forming an interconnect circuit for interconnecting an array of battery cells, the method comprising:
forming a set of conductive layer openings in a conductive layer,
wherein the conductive layer openings in the set are separated from each other by two or more connecting tabs,
wherein the set of the conductive layer openings and the two or more connecting tabs surround and define a region of the conductive
layer, and

wherein, after forming the set of the conductive layer openings, the two or more connecting tabs mechanically support and
maintain registration of the region of the conductive layer relative to other portions of the conductive layer;

laminating the conductive layer comprising the set of the conductive layer openings to a support layer,
wherein, after laminating the conductive layer to the support layer, the support layer mechanically supports and maintains
registration of the region of the conductive layer relative to the other portions of the conductive layer; and

removing at least one of the two or more connecting tabs,
wherein removing the at least one of the two or more connecting tabs converts the set of the conductive layer openings into
a continuous conductive layer channel at least partially surrounding and defining the region of the conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 9,832,857

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMBINED THERMAL AND ELECTRICAL ENERGY TRANSFER

CelLink Corporation, Men...

1. An interconnect circuit comprising:
an electro-thermal conductor comprising a thermal conductor portion and a first electrical conductor portion,
wherein the thermal conductor portion is electrically isolated from the first electrical conductor portion by a gap defining
a boundary of the first electrical conductor portion,

wherein the thermal conductor portion and the first electrical conductor portion have an identical composition and each of
the thermal conductor portion and the first electrical conductor portion comprises a base sublayer and a surface sublayer
having a different composition than the base sublayer,

wherein the base sublayer comprises aluminum, and
wherein the thermal conductor portion and the first electrical conductor portion have an identical thickness;
a first insulator adhered to the surface sublayer of the thermal conductor portion and to the first electrical conductor portion,
wherein the first insulator supports the thermal conductor portion and the first electrical conductor portion relative to
each other and maintains the gap between the thermal conductor portion and the first electrical conductor portion;

a thermally conductive adhesive adhered to the electro-thermal conductor such that the electro-thermal conductor is disposed
between the thermally conductive adhesive and the first insulator; and

a heat sink adhered to the thermally conductive adhesive such that the thermally conductive adhesive is disposed between the
heat sink and the electro-thermal conductor, wherein the heat sink is thermally coupled to the electro-thermal conductor by
the thermally conductive adhesive.

US Pat. No. 9,844,148

METHOD OF FORMING A CIRCUIT FOR INTERCONNECTING ELECTRONIC DEVICES

CelLink Corporation, San...

1. A method of forming a circuit for interconnecting electronic devices, the method comprising:
forming a set of conductive layer openings in a conductive layer,
wherein the conductive layer openings in the set are separated from each other by two or more connecting tabs,
wherein the set of the conductive layer openings and the two or more connecting tabs surround and define a region of the conductive
layer, and

wherein, after forming the set of the conductive layer openings, the two or more connecting tabs mechanically support and
maintain registration of the region of the conductive layer relative to other portions of the conductive layer;

laminating the conductive layer comprising the set of the conductive layer openings to a support layer,
wherein, after laminating the conductive layer to the support layer, the support layer mechanically supports and maintains
registration of the region of the conductive layer relative to the other portions of the conductive layer; and

removing at least a first connecting tab of the two or more connecting tabs,
wherein removing at least the first connecting tab of the two or more connecting tabs converts the set of the conductive layer
openings into a continuous conductive layer channel at least partially surrounding and defining the region of the conductive
layer.

US Pat. No. 10,153,570

FLEXIBLE CIRCUITS FOR ELECTRICAL HARNESSES

CelLink Corporation, San...

1. An electrical harness assembly comprising: a connector, comprising a first contact interface and a first connecting portion; and a first conductor trace, comprising a first conductor lead and a first connecting end, wherein: the first conductor lead and the first connecting end of the first conductor trace are monolithic; the first conductor lead has a width-to-thickness ratio of at least 2; and the first connecting end of the first conductor trace is electrically coupled to the first connecting portion of the connector, wherein the first connecting end of the first conductor trace has a width-to-thickness ratio less than the width-to-thickness ratio of the first conductor lead.

US Pat. No. 10,172,229

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMBINED THERMAL AND ELECTRICAL ENERGY TRANSFER

CelLink Corporation, San...

1. An interconnect circuit comprising:an electro-thermal conductor, comprising a thermal conductor portion and a first electrical conductor portion,
wherein the thermal conductor portion is electrically isolated from the first electrical conductor portion by a gap defining a boundary of the first electrical conductor portion,
wherein each of the thermal conductor portion and the first electrical conductor portion comprises a base sublayer and a surface sublayer having a different composition than the base sublayer, and
wherein the thermal conductor portion and the first electrical conductor portion have an identical thickness;
a first insulator, adhered to the surface sublayer of the thermal conductor portion and to the surface sublayer of the first electrical conductor portion, wherein the first insulator supports the thermal conductor portion and the first electrical conductor portion relative to each other thereby maintaining electrical isolation between the thermal conductor portion and the first electrical conductor portion; and
a heat sink, thermally coupled to at least the electro-thermal conductor by an adhesive.

US Pat. No. 10,211,443

BATTERY INTERCONNECTS

CELLINK CORPORATION, San...

1. An interconnect for interconnecting a set of battery cells, the interconnect comprising:a conductor, comprising a first portion and a second portion, electrically isolated from the first portion,
wherein the first portion comprises a first contact, a second contact, and a fuse, the fuse forming electrical connection between the first contact and the second contact and being monolithic with the first contact and the second contact, and
wherein thicknesses of the first contact, the second contact, and the fuse are same;
a first insulator, adhered to the conductor and mechanically supporting the first portion and the second portion of the conductor relative to each other,
wherein the first insulator comprises a first opening such that the fuse fully overlaps with the first opening;
a second insulator, adhered to the conductor and mechanically supporting the first portion and the second portion of the conductor relative to each other,
wherein the second insulator comprises a second opening such that the fuse fully overlaps with the second opening, and
wherein the conductor is positioned between the first insulator and the second insulator; and
a heat sink, adhered and thermally coupled to the second insulator such that the second insulator is disposed between the heat sink and the conductor and the conductor is electrically insulated from the heat sink.

US Pat. No. 10,348,009

FLEXIBLE CIRCUITS FOR ELECTRICAL HARNESSES

CelLink Corporation, San...

1. An electrical harness assembly comprising:a connector; and
a first conductor trace, comprising a first conductor lead and a first connecting end, wherein:
the first conductor lead and the first connecting end are monolithic; and
the first connecting end is electrically coupled to the connector,
the first connecting end has a width-to-thickness ratio less than the width-to-thickness ratio of the first conductor lead.

US Pat. No. 10,383,207

INTERDIGITATED FOIL INTERCONNECT FOR REAR-CONTACT SOLAR CELLS

CELLINK CORPORATION, San...

1. An interconnect circuit comprising:a patterned conductive foil comprising a front surface and a rear surface,
wherein the patterned conductive foil comprises two sets of interdigitated fingers,
wherein the interdigitated fingers in each set of interdigitated fingers are defined by a series of consecutive slots, each slot comprising a first end and a second end,
wherein, for each slot of at least a portion of the series of consecutive slots of each set of interdigitated fingers, a first gap connects the first end of the slot to the first end of a first consecutive slot and a second gap connects the second end of the slot to the second end of a second consecutive slot;
wherein the two sets of interdigitated fingers are electrically isolated from each other by the series of consecutive slots and corresponding first gaps and second gaps; and
wherein the two sets of interdigitated fingers are configured to overlap with contacts of a rear-contact cell;
an insulating layer for electrically isolating the patterned conductive foil from the rear-contact cell,
wherein the front surface of the patterned conductive foil is laminated to the insulating layer,
wherein the patterned conductive foil is mechanically supported by the insulating layer, thereby maintaining electrical isolation between the two sets of interdigitated fingers, and
wherein the insulating layer comprises a first set of openings patterned for allowing electrical connections between the two sets of interdigitated fingers and the contacts of the rear-contact cell,
wherein the insulating layer comprises a second set of openings aligned with the first gaps and the second gaps;
an adhesion-promoting tie layer covering the rear surface of the patterned conductive foil such that the patterned conductive foil is disposed between the adhesion-promoting tie layer and the insulating layer; and
a backsheet adhesive layer covering the adhesion-promoting tie layer such that the adhesion-promoting tie layer is disposed between the backsheet adhesive layer and the patterned conductive foil.

US Pat. No. 10,542,616

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMBINED THERMAL AND ELECTRICAL ENERGY TRANSFER

CELLINK CORPORATION, San...

1. An interconnect circuit comprising:an electro-thermal conductor, comprising a thermal conductor portion and an electrical conductor portion,
wherein the thermal conductor portion is electrically isolated from the electrical conductor portion with a gap,
wherein each of the thermal conductor portion and the electrical conductor portion comprises a base sublayer and a surface sublayer having a different composition than the base sublayer, and
wherein the thermal conductor portion and the electrical conductor portion have an identical thickness;
a first adhesive layer, directly interfacing the electro-thermal conductor;
a first insulator, adhered to the electrical conductor portion using the first adhesive layer,
wherein the first insulator supports the thermal conductor portion and the electrical conductor portion relative to each other thereby maintaining electrical isolation between the thermal conductor portion and the electrical conductor portion; and
a second adhesive layer, directly interfacing the electro-thermal conductor such that the electro-thermal conductor is disposed between the second adhesive layer and the first adhesive layer,
wherein the first adhesive layer and the second adhesive layer extend into the gap thereby filling the gap.

US Pat. No. 10,446,956

FLEXIBLE CIRCUITS FOR ELECTRICAL HARNESSES

CELLINK CORPORATION, San...

1. An electrical harness assembly comprising:a first conductor trace, extending along an axis of the electrical harness assembly and comprising a first conductor lead and a first connecting end, monolithic with the first conductor lead;
a second conductor trace, extending along the axis of the electrical harness assembly and comprising a second conductor lead and a second connecting end, monolithic with the second conductor lead,
a third conductor trace, extending along the axis of the electrical harness assembly and comprising a third conductor lead and a third connecting end, monolithic with the third conductor lead; and
an insulator, comprising a first elongated opening, extending along the axis of the electrical harness assembly and partially dividing the insulator into a first insulator strip and a second insulator strip and further comprising a second elongated opening, extending along the axis and partially dividing the insulator into a third insulator strip and the second insulator strip, wherein:
the first conductor lead is laminated to the first insulator strip and away from the first elongated opening;
the second conductor lead is laminated to the second insulator strip and away from the first elongated opening;
the third conductor lead is laminated to the third insulator strip and away from the second elongated opening;
the second conductor lead is positioned away from the second elongated opening;
the first elongated opening has a closed shape such that the first insulator strip and the second insulator strip are joined together and monolithic at both ends of the first elongated opening;
the second elongated opening has a closed shape such that the second insulator strip and the third insulator strip are joined together and monolithic at both ends of the second elongated opening; and
the first elongated opening and the second elongated opening have different lengths along the axis.

US Pat. No. 10,694,618

FLEXIBLE HYBRID INTERCONNECT CIRCUIT

CELLINK CORPORATION, San...

1. A flexible hybrid interconnect circuit, having a length, a width, and a thickness, the flexible hybrid interconnect circuit comprising:a first outer dielectric;
a second outer dielectric;
a signal transmission portion, disposed between the first outer dielectric and the second outer dielectric along the thickness of the flexible hybrid interconnect circuit, the signal transmission portion comprising: a
signal line;
a first shield;
a second shield, wherein the signal line is disposed between the first shield and the second shield along the width of the flexible hybrid interconnect circuit;
a third shield, comprising an opening; and
a fourth shield, wherein the signal line is disposed between the third shield and the fourth shield along the thickness of the flexible hybrid interconnect circuit.