US Pat. No. 9,281,510

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY AND BATTERY MODULE

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A rechargeable battery comprising:
an electrode assembly comprising a positive electrode and a negative electrode;
a current collecting member coupled to the electrode assembly;
a case housing the electrode assembly;
a cap plate coupled to the case; and
a terminal electrically coupled to the electrode assembly and comprising a base portion located on the cap plate and a protrusion
portion integral with and protruding from the base portion and spaced from the cap plate, wherein the base portion comprises
an integral connection portion that directly contacts the current collecting member, wherein the protrusion portion is elastically
deformable in a thickness direction of the protrusion portion, and wherein a groove is located at an intersection of the protrusion
portion and the base portion in a corner of a bottom side of the terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,112,237

ELECTROLYTE FOR RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY AND RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY INCLUDING SAME

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., G...

1. An electrolyte for a rechargeable lithium battery, comprising:
a lithium salt composition including:
a first lithium salt;
a second lithium salt of lithium bisfluorosulfonyl imide represented by the following Chemical Formula 1;
the first lithium salt to second lithium salt mole ratio is between about 1:0.05 to about 1:1; and
a non-aqueous organic solvent;

US Pat. No. 9,159,984

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A rechargeable battery comprising:
an electrode assembly;
a case containing the electrode assembly;
a cap plate covering an opening of the case; and
a current collecting member comprising:
a current collecting portion coupled to the electrode assembly;
a terminal coupling portion extending substantially perpendicularly from the current collecting portion to form a corner portion
of the current collecting member, the corner portion extending in a first direction along a width of the current collecting
member, the terminal coupling portion extending away from the corner portion in a lengthwise direction of the terminal coupling
portion; and

a fuse portion configured to pass a current therethrough and having a cross-sectional area that is smaller than that of other
portions of the current collecting member,

wherein the current collecting member has a fuse hole formed therein adjacent the fuse portion, a centerline of the fuse hole
extending through the fuse portion in a direction oblique to the first direction, the fuse hole being asymmetric about a centerline
of the terminal coupling portion extending in the lengthwise direction.

US Pat. No. 9,246,146

BATTERY PACK

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A battery pack, comprising:
a plurality of battery cells;
a housing accommodating the plurality of battery cells;
a connector coupled to the housing, at least a portion of the connector being exposed outside of the housing; and
a sealing member coupled to the connector, wherein the sealing member includes a substantially U-shaped body, the body surrounding
the exposed portion of the connector, and the body being substantially coplanar with at least one side surface of the housing,

wherein:
an interior surface of the body is conformally formed to a shape of the connector,
the housing includes a case in which the battery cells are placed, a top cover covering an upper portion of the case; and
a side cover covering the side surface of the case,

the connector is coupled to the side cover, and
the sealing member is coupled to the side cover,
wherein the substantially U-shaped body includes three sides,
wherein two of the three sides are inserted into and fill gaps between the connector and the side cover of the housing, and
a remaining side is substantially coplanar with the side cover of the housing,

wherein the connector includes:
a positive electrode terminal electrically connected to a positive electrode tab of the battery cells; and
a negative electrode terminal electrically connected to a negative electrode tab of the battery cells, and
wherein:
the sealing member includes:
the body surrounding an exterior side of the connector, the body being coupled to one side surface of the housing; and
a terminal cover covering the positive and negative electrode terminals of the connector, the terminal cover being coupled
to a top surface of the housing, and

the terminal cover includes a protrusion part therein.

US Pat. No. 9,196,886

SECONDARY BATTERY HAVING INSULATION BAG

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A secondary battery comprising:
an electrode assembly including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator between the first electrode and the
second electrode;

an insulation bag having an open top and housing the electrode assembly therein;
a case housing the electrode assembly and the insulation bag therein; and
a cap plate sealing the case,
wherein the insulation bag comprises:
a first side surface portion extending from one side of the electrode assembly to an opposite side of the electrode assembly;
a second side surface portion extending from the one side of the electrode assembly to the opposite side of the electrode
assembly and facing the first side surface portion;

a first extending portion extending from an upper end of the first side surface portion at the one side, a height of the first
extending portion above the upper end of the first side surface portion gradually increasing from one edge of the first side
surface portion to an opposite edge of the first side surface portion; and

a second extending portion extending from an upper end of the second side surface portion at the opposite side of the electrode
assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,166,216

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY AND MODULE THEREOF

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A rechargeable battery comprising:
a case accommodating an electrode assembly therein;
a cap plate covering an opening of the case and having terminal holes, the electrode assembly being insertable through the
opening in a first direction; and

electrode terminals installed in the terminal holes and electrically connected to the electrode assembly,
wherein the cap plate comprises:
a planar portion corresponding to the opening of the case; and
lateral portions extending away from end portions of the planar portion in the first direction,
wherein the lateral portions face each other at opposite sides of the planar portion and have the terminal holes formed therein,
and

wherein the electrode terminals are protruded from the terminal holes in directions transverse to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 9,268,065

COMPOSITION FOR POLARIZING FILM, POLARIZING FILM, AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE POLARIZING FILM

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A composition for a polarizing film, comprising
a polyolefin and
a dichroic dye represented by Chemical Formula 1:

 wherein, in Chemical Formula 1,
EWG is a halogen, C(?O)R, C(?O)OR?, a haloalkyl group, C(?O)Cl, CN, SO3R?, or NO2, wherein R, R?, and R? are a C1 to C30 alkyl group,

Ar1 is a C6 to C12 arylene group or a C4 to C12 heteroarylene group,

Ar2 is a C12 to C20 arylene group or a C4 to C20 heteroarylene group,

R1 and R2 are independently hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20
alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 alkylthio group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C20 alkenyl group,
or a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C20 alkynyl group, provided that at least one of R1 and R2 is a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 alkoxy group, a substituted
or unsubstituted C1 to C20 alkylthio group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C20 alkenyl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted
C2 to C20 alkynyl group,

R3 and R4 are independently hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20
alkoxy group, or a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 alkylthio group,

m and n are integers of 1 or 2,
R1a is hydrogen or a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkyl group,

provided that R1, R1a, and R2 are not simultaneously hydrogen,

provided that a+p, q, and r do not exceed bonding valence of the phenylene group, Ar1 and Ar2, respectively, and

R5 and R6 are independently hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C10 alkyl group, wherein R5 and R6 are optionally linked to each other to provide a ring.

US Pat. No. 9,246,140

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY WITH A CAP ASSEMBLY HAVING A FIRST TAB LOCATED OUTSIDE OF THE CASE

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

11. A rechargeable battery comprising:
an electrode assembly comprising a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator between the first electrode and the
second electrode;

a first terminal electrically coupled to the first electrode;
a second terminal electrically coupled to the second electrode;
a case containing the electrode assembly;
a cap assembly coupled to the case, the cap assembly comprising a first tab located outside of the case and electrically coupled
to the first electrode, a cap plate, and a deformable plate attached to the cap plate and configured to contact the first
tab in response to an increase in pressure inside the case to electrically couple the first electrode and the second electrode
to each other; and

a connection tab on the cap plate and electrically coupling the second terminal to the cap plate.

US Pat. No. 9,231,273

POSITIVE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY INCLUDING THE MATERIAL

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A positive electrode active material for a lithium secondary battery, the material comprising:
a positive electrode active material particle; and
an electrolyte-containing metal oxide coating layer having a porous structure and formed on the surface of the positive electrode
active material particle,

wherein an electrolyte of the electrolyte-containing metal oxide coating layer comprises an ionic liquid selected from a group
consisting of an imidazolium-based material, a pyrrolidinium-based material, a tetraalkylammonium-based material, a piperidinium-based
material, a pyridinium-based material, and a sulfonium-based material.

US Pat. No. 9,085,691

BINDER COMPOSITION, ELECTRODE FOR RECHARGEABLE BATTERY EMPLOYING THE SAME AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A binder composition for a rechargeable battery, comprising a main binder comprising a poly(p-phenylene terephthalamide)
having at least one substituent selected from sulfonic acid groups (—SO3H) or sulfonate groups (—SO3?M+) in a polymer main chain, a total amount of the at least one substituent being less than 10 wt % of the main binder.

US Pat. No. 9,203,117

RECHARGEABLE SECONDARY BATTERY

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A battery, comprising,
an electrode assembly, the electrode assembly including a pair of electrodes and a separator interposed therebetween, the
electrode assembly having a first side, a second side, a third side, and a fourth side, the second side of the electrode assembly
being opposite the first side of the electrode assembly;

a short circuit induction member, the short circuit induction member being attached to and electrically connected to one electrode
of the electrodes, the short circuit induction member including a first portion, a second portion, and a third portion, each
of the first, second, and third portions having a common polarity that is the same as the polarity of the electrically connected
electrode, the third side of the electrode assembly facing the third portion, the third portion mechanically and electrically
connecting the first portion to the second portion, the electrode assembly being interposed between the first portion and
the second portion such that the first side of the electrode assembly is between the first portion and the second side of
the electrode assembly, the fourth side of the electrode assembly being at least partially exposed by the short circuit induction
member;

a case, the electrode assembly, and the short circuit induction member being disposed in the case;
a cap plate, the cap plate closing an opening in the case, wherein the third portion of the short circuit induction member
is interposed between the third side of the electrode assembly and the cap plate; and

a terminal part, the terminal part including a current collector, a terminal, and a fuse, the fuse being formed on the current
collector.

US Pat. No. 9,219,366

ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DECREASING RUSH CURRENT

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. An energy storage device for reducing a rush current, the device comprising:
at least three battery packs configured to be coupled to a grid in parallel with each other;
switches configured to electrically couple or block the at least three battery packs to or from the grid; and
a battery management system (BMS) configured to control the at least three battery packs and the switches,
wherein the BMS is configured to control the switches to sequentially couple the at least three battery packs to the grid
in a lowest to highest order according to a voltage of each of the battery packs,

wherein the BMS is configured to stabilize respective voltages and currents of the at least three battery packs during a first
time holding operation when the at least three battery packs are blocked from the grid, and

wherein the BMS is configured to stabilize voltages and currents of at least two battery packs that are coupled to the grid
from among the at least three battery packs during a second time holding operation before additionally coupling a blocked
battery pack from among remaining ones of the at least three battery packs that are blocked from the grid.

US Pat. No. 9,065,085

BATTERY PACK

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

17. A battery pack comprising:
a plurality of battery cells having a width wherein each of the plurality of batteries comprising a flat portion;
a protective circuit module coupled to at least two battery cells wherein the protective circuit module has a circuit board
that has a length and a width and a PTC device;

a cell tab extending from a first battery cell, and a cell tab extending from a second battery cell wherein the cell tab is
positioned adjacent the location of an outwardly extending portion of the at least one electrode ; and

a case accommodating the battery cells and the protective circuit module wherein the plurality of batteries are positioned
so that the first cell tab and the second cell tab extend towards a central portion of the case,

wherein the first and second battery cells are disposed on a surface of the case such that the cell tab of the first battery
cell faces the cell tab of the second battery cell and wherein the protective circuit module is disposed between the first
and second battery cells in the central portion of the case so that the circuit board of the protective circuit module is
positioned between the two battery cells adjacent the flat portions of the plurality of battery cells so as to extend between
the two flat portions such that the length of the circuit board extends parallel to the width of the battery cells and so
that the width of the circuit board is interposed between the two battery cells and wherein the PTC device is positioned over
the flat portion of at least one of the battery cells.

US Pat. No. 9,293,756

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A rechargeable battery comprising:
an electrode assembly comprising a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator between the first electrode and the
second electrode;

a case containing the electrode assembly;
a cap plate covering an opening of the case and having a short-circuit opening formed therethrough;
an external short circuit assembly on the cap plate and comprising:
a connection tab on the cap plate and electrically coupled to the first electrode;
a cover on the connection tab and covering the short-circuit opening of the cap plate; and
a terminal plate on the cover and coupled to the cover,
wherein the connection tab, the cover, and the terminal plate are stacked on an outer side of the cap plate facing an outside
of the case,

wherein the connection tab is between the cap plate and the cover, and the cover is between the connection tab and the terminal
plate, and

wherein the cover comprises a cover body and at least one coupling projection protruding from an end of the cover body; and
a variable plate at the short-circuit opening of the cap plate and electrically coupled to the second electrode, the variable
plate configured to contact the connection tab and short circuit the first electrode and the second electrode to each other
when an internal pressure of the rechargeable battery exceeds a reference pressure.

US Pat. No. 9,231,440

POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS AND CONTROLLING METHOD OF THE SAME

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A power supply comprising:
a power supply circuit configured to receive a first power from an external power source, to receive a battery power, and
to output a second power comprising at least one of the first power or the battery power to an external load;

a battery pack coupled to the power supply circuit, the battery pack comprising a plurality of batteries, which are arranged
into a plurality of battery groups comprising a first battery group and a second battery group, and configured to provide
the battery power; and

a controller configured to control the power supply circuit and the battery pack according to at least one of a status of
the external power source, a status of the external load, a status of the first battery group, or a status of the second battery
group,

wherein the battery pack is configured to selectively supply a power of the first battery group or a power of the second battery
group as the battery power to the power supply circuit according to at least one of a status of the external power source,
a status of the external load, a status of the first battery group, or a status of the second battery group,

wherein the battery pack further comprises a battery management system configured to control charging and discharging of each
of the first battery group and the second battery group according to a battery control signal from the controller,

wherein the power supply circuit comprises:
an input terminal configured to receive the first power;
an output terminal configured to output the second power;
a first power converter coupled between the input terminal and a first node, and configured to convert the first power to
a converted first power having a voltage suitable for charging the batteries, and to output the converted first power to the
first node; and

a second power converter coupled between the first node and the output terminal, and configured to convert the converted first
power or the battery power to the second power having a voltage suitable for use by the external load, and to output the second
power to the output terminal, and

wherein the first battery group and the second battery group are selectively electrically coupled to the first node.

US Pat. No. 9,088,043

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COATING A FUNCTIONAL LAYER

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. An apparatus for coating a functional layer on a current collector with an active material layer thereon, the apparatus
comprising:
a gravure roll configured to coat the functional layer on the active material layer;
a doctor blade unit including:
a doctor blade, the doctor blade unit being configured to scrape excess functional layer material off the gravure roll with
the doctor blade,

at least one strain gauge configured to measure a strain of the doctor blade,
a support between the doctor blade and the at least one strain gauge,
a holder holding the support and the doctor blade, and
at least one servo motor configured to move the holder relative to the gravure roll and change a pressure between the doctor
blade and the gravure roll;

a first thickness measuring device configured to measure a thickness of the active material layer without the functional layer;
a second thickness measuring device configured to measure a sum thickness of the active material layer and the functional
layer; and

a controller in communication with the at least one strain gauge, the first thickness measuring device, the second thickness
measuring device, at least one servo motor, and the gravure roll,

wherein:
the holder includes an upper plate holding the support and a lower plate holding the doctor blade,
the controller is configured to control a position of the doctor blade unit based on the strain of the doctor blade by controlling
the at least one servo motor, and

the controller is further configured to control a rotational speed of the gravure roll based on the thickness measured by
the first thickness measuring device and the sum thickness measured by the second thickness measuring device.

US Pat. No. 9,451,710

BATTERY PACK

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A battery pack comprising:
a unit cell comprising:
a bare cell;
an electrode tab extending from the bare cell;
a connection circuit board electrically coupled to the electrode tab and having a planar surface facing the bare cell; and
a conductive lead electrically coupled to the electrode tab through the connection circuit board, wherein the conductive lead
comprises:

a base coupled to the connection circuit board and having a longitudinal axis extending in a first direction;
an insertion portion protruding from the base and having a plurality of fingers and a recess extending through an entire thickness
of the insertion portion and defined by an interior edge of the fingers, wherein the insertion portion longitudinally extends
in the first direction away from the connection circuit board, wherein the insertion portion is not bent; and

a stepped portion between the insertion portion and the base, the stepped portion having a width greater than a width of the
insertion portion and contacting the planar surface of the connection circuit board; and

a protective circuit module comprising an insulation board having an opening corresponding to the unit cell, wherein each
of the fingers extends through the opening to protrude therefrom and wherein the interior edge of the fingers is entirely
spaced from the protective circuit module,

wherein a depth of the recess is greater than a thickness of the insulation board.

US Pat. No. 9,287,534

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A rechargeable battery, comprising: an electrode assembly including first electrodes and second electrodes; a casing including
a space in which the electrode assembly is embedded; a cap plate combined with the casing; and
a first thin film insulating member fused with the casing and surrounding the casing,
wherein a second thin film insulating member is coated on and covers the cap plate, wherein a top of the first thin film insulating
member includes a fusion part that is bent and fused with the second thin film insulating member.

US Pat. No. 9,299,974

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A rechargeable battery comprising:
an electrode assembly;
a case accommodating the electrode assembly;
a cap plate covering an opening of the case;
an electrode terminal on the cap plate; and
a lead tab connecting the electrode assembly to the electrode terminal, and comprising a fuse, the fuse comprising a plurality
of sub-fuses defined along a width of the lead tab by a plurality of through holes formed in the lead tab,

wherein the fuse has a second thickness that is less than a first thickness of a surrounding portion of the lead tab, and
wherein the lead tab comprises an inclined surface extending on at least one side of the fuse in a lengthwise direction intersecting
the width, and the inclined surface connects from a surface of the surrounding portion of the lead tab to a surface of the
fuse.

US Pat. No. 9,240,580

BATTERY MODULE

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A battery module, comprising:
a plurality of battery cells;
a housing fixing a position of the plurality of battery cells; and
a barrier between adjacent ones of the plurality of battery cells, the barrier including:
a base facing wide surfaces of the adjacent ones of the plurality of battery cells, and
at least one flange on a periphery of the base and facing narrow surfaces of the adjacent ones of the plurality of battery
cells,

at least one flange battery spacer on an inner side of the flange, and
at least one housing spacer on an outer side of the flange.

US Pat. No. 9,306,203

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY AND BATTERY MODULE

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A rechargeable battery comprising:
an electrode assembly comprising a positive electrode and a negative electrode;
a current collecting member coupled to the electrode assembly;
a case housing the electrode assembly;
a cap plate coupled to the case; and
a terminal electrically coupled to the electrode assembly and comprising a base portion located on the cap plate and a protrusion
portion integral with and protruding from the base portion and spaced from the cap plate, wherein the base portion comprises
an integral connection portion that directly contacts the current collecting member, wherein the protrusion portion is elastically
deformable in a thickness direction of the protrusion portion, and wherein a groove is located at an intersection of the protrusion
portion and the base portion in a corner of a bottom side of the terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,093,699

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A rechargeable battery, comprising:
an electrode assembly, the electrode assembly including a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate, and a separator
interposed between the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate;

a first collector plate;
a case in which the electrode assembly is received;
a cap plate sealing the case;
a first electrode terminal electrically connected to the first electrode plate, the first electrode terminal including a first
terminal bolt electrically connected to the first collector plate and passing through the cap plate, the first terminal bolt
including a thread on an outer circumferential surface thereof; and

a first terminal nut, the first terminal nut including a thread on an inner surface thereof, the thread of the first terminal
nut being engaged with the thread on the first terminal bolt, the first terminal nut also being engaged with the first terminal
bolt so as to be riveted thereto, and

further comprising:
a second collector plate;
a second electrode terminal electrically connected to the second electrode plate, the second electrode terminal including
a second terminal bolt electrically connected to the second collector plate and passing through the cap plate, the second
terminal bolt including a thread on an outer circumferential surface thereof;

a connection plate between the second terminal bolt and the cap plate, the connection plate directly contacting the second
terminal bolt; and

a second terminal nut, the second terminal nut including a thread on an inner surface thereof, the thread of the second terminal
nut being engaged with the thread on the second terminal bolt, the second terminal nut also being engaged with the first terminal
bolt so as to be riveted thereto.

US Pat. No. 9,070,939

BATTERY MODULE

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A battery module comprising:
a plurality of rechargeable batteries comprising a first terminal and a second terminal; and
a substantially plate-shaped connecting member electrically connecting rechargeable batteries of the plurality of rechargeable
batteries through the first and second terminals, the connecting member comprising an access protrusion protruded in a first
direction toward the first terminal and toward a case of a respective rechargeable battery of the plurality of rechargeable
batteries from which the first terminal protrudes,

wherein the first terminal comprises a pressurizer configured to press the access protrusion in the first direction toward
a part of the first terminal,

wherein the first terminal includes a connecting groove having a substantially rectangular cross-sectional shape corresponding
to the substantially plate-shaped connecting member, the connecting member being insertable into the connecting groove in
a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, the first terminal including a first side wall facing the connecting
groove and a second side wall opposite the first side wall and facing the connecting groove, the second side wall spaced apart
from the first side wall in a third direction perpendicular to each of the first and second directions, and

wherein the connecting member is inserted into the connecting groove, and the pressurizer is formed as a rib that protrudes
toward the inside from an edge of the connecting groove.

US Pat. No. 9,112,190

BATTERY PACK INCLUDING FRAME

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A battery pack, comprising:
a bare cell, the bare cell including a terminal, a first surface, a second surface facing the first surface, a pair of short
side surfaces including a first short side surface and a second short side surface, and a pair of long side surfaces;

a circuit module on the first surface of the bare cell, the circuit module being electrically connected to the bare cell,
wherein the circuit module includes a lead tab; and

a frame covering a portion of the bare cell including the circuit module thereon,
wherein:
the frame includes a protrusion part at an end of an interior portion of at least one side surface thereof,
the protrusion part directly contacts one of the pair of short side surfaces of the bare cell,
the protrusion part has a width equivalent to a width of the one of the pair of short side surfaces,
the protrusion part is located adjacent to the second surface of the bare cell,
the one side surface of the frame covers the one of the pair of short side surfaces of the bare cell,
the protrusion part has a thickness that is about equal to the sum of a thickness of the terminal and a thickness of the lead
tab,

the protrusion part includes a gas release hole or a gas exhaust groove therein, and
the one of the pair of short side surfaces of the bare cell includes a safety vent, the gas release hole or the gas exhaust
groove being formed at a location corresponding to the safety vent;

wherein the frame includes:
a front surface corresponding to the first surface of the bare cell;
a pair of side surfaces corresponding to the pair of short side surfaces of the bare cell; and
extending surfaces extending from edges of the front surface and the pair of side surfaces to long side surfaces of the bare
cell,

wherein the frame is an all-in-one type in which the front surface, the pair of side surfaces, and the extending surfaces
are integrally formed;

wherein the side surfaces of the frame include:
a first side surface corresponding to the first short side surface of the bare cell, the first side surface of the frame including
a first protrusion part at an end of an interior portion thereof, the first protrusion part directly contacting the first
short side surface of the bare cell and having a width equivalent to a width of the first short side surface; and

a second side surface corresponding to the second short side surface of the bare cell, the second side surface of the frame
including a second protrusion part an end of an interior portion thereof, the second protrusion part directly contacting the
second short side surface of the bare cell and having a width equivalent to a width of the second short side surface; and

wherein a thickness of the first protrusion part is greater than a thickness of the second protrusion part.
US Pat. No. 9,099,739

LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., G...

1. A lithium secondary battery comprising
a positive electrode including a high-voltage positive active material; and
a separator, wherein the separator comprises a substrate of polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinylidene fluoride, or a multilayer
thereof,

wherein the high-voltage positive active material has a discharge plateau voltage of about 4.6V to about 5.3V with respect
to a Li counter electrode and the high-voltage positive active material is selected from at least one olivine-based lithium
metal phosphate and a compound represented by Chemical Formula 1:

Li1+xNiyMn2-y-zMzO4+w  Chemical Formula 1

wherein,
0?x<0.2, 0.4?y?0.6, 0?z?0.2, 0?w?0.1, and
M is selected from the group consisting of Al, Ti, Mg, Zn, and combinations thereof, and
the separator comprises a porous substrate having porosity of about 40% to about 60%; and a coating layer on at least one
side of the porous substrate, wherein the coating layer comprises a polymer and a metal filler.

US Pat. No. 9,293,744

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A rechargeable battery, comprising:
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 including the electrode assembly, the first current collecting plate, and the second current collecting plate, the
case having a length direction and a width direction, the first current collecting plate being electrically connected to an
inner wall of the case, wherein:

the first current collecting plate includes a plurality of spaced protrusions extending along the length direction and welded
with the inner wall of the case, adjacent protrusions being spaced apart by a groove in contact with the first electrode,
each of the protrusions establishing electrical contact between the first current collecting plate and the case, each of the
protrusions made of a heat-conducting material, and

each ones of the protrusions transfers heat generated inside the case to outside the case through a path that passes through
areas where the protrusions contact the inner wall of the case.

US Pat. No. 9,059,454

LEAD TAB ASSEMBLY AND BATTERY MODULE WITH THE SAME

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A battery module comprising:
a plurality of rechargeable unit cells; and
a lead tab assembly that electrically connects the unit cells together, wherein the lead tab assembly comprises:
a first lead tab extending in a first direction and that is electrically connected to a first unit cell of the unit cells;
a second lead tab that extends in the first direction and that is electrically connected to a second unit cell of the unit
cells;

a temperature-sensing element that is located between the first lead tab and the second lead tab and is electrically connected
to the first lead tab and the second lead tab; and

an insulating member that accommodates at least a portion of the first lead tab, the second lead tab, and the temperature-sensing
element, wherein the insulating member is between a respective one of the unit cells and the first lead tab.

US Pat. No. 9,257,688

BATTERY PACK HAVING AN INNER FRAME AND AN OUTER FRAME

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A battery pack, comprising:
a bare cell, the bare cell having a pair of first side portions opposite to each other, a pair of second side portions opposite
to each other, and a pair of plane portions opposite to each other, the second side portions and the plane portions being
connected to ends of the first side portions;

a protection circuit module electrically connected to the bare cell;
an inner frame between the bare cell and the protection circuit module, the inner frame covering the pair of second side portions
and one side portion of the pair of first side portions to accommodate—the bare cell and exposing an entirety of the other
side portion of the pair of first side portions;

an outer frame, the outer frame accommodating the bare cell, the protection circuit module, and the inner frame and exposing
the pair of plane portions; and

at least one corresponding pair of connecting members, the connecting members being respectively on corresponding regions
of an outside of the inner frame and an inside of the outer frame and coupled to each other such that the inner frame and
the outer frame are directly connected to each other through the connecting members,

wherein the connecting members include at least one protruding portion on an outside surface of the inner frame, the protruding
portion being disposed adjacent to at least one of the second side portions of the bare cell and protruding in a direction
away from the bare cell and perpendicular to the at least one of the second side portions, and at least one groove portion
on an inside surface of the outer frame, the groove portion including an indentation in the inside surface of the outer frame
corresponding to the protruding portion such that the protruding portion fits into the groove portion.

US Pat. No. 9,300,166

BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A system, comprising:
a first switch coupled to a charging and discharging path of a battery pack, the battery pack including at least one battery
cell;

a master battery management system (BMS) electrically coupled to the first switch to control operation of the first switch;
and

a slave BMS to obtain information of the battery pack and determine a status of the battery pack based on the information,
wherein the master BMS is to control operation of the first switch based on the status of the battery pack and wherein the
slave BMS is to control operation of the first switch based on an error condition of the master BMS.

US Pat. No. 9,276,290

ELECTROLYTE FOR RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY AND RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY COMPRISING SAME

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., G...

1. A non-aqueous electrolyte for a rechargeable lithium battery, comprising:
an organic solvent;
a lithium salt; and
a compound represented by the following Chemical Formula 1:

wherein, R1 and R2 are each independently hydrogen, C1 to C5 alkyl group, or a C1 to C5 alkyl group substituted with one or more fluorines, provided that at least one of R1 and R2 is not hydrogen, and

wherein the compound represented by Chemical Formula 1 is included in an amount of 0.1 to 10 wt %.

US Pat. No. 9,412,983

BATTERY PACK

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A battery pack, comprising:
a battery module including a plurality of battery cells that are electrically connected;
a first case including an accommodating portion accommodating the battery module, the accommodating portion including a bottom
portion and an integral side portion and forming an enclosed space that is open at one end; and

a second case opposite to the first case so as to be coupled to and cover the one end of the first case, the second case including
an extending portion, the extending portion extending in a first direction in overlapping engagement with a surface of the
first case at the integral side portion of the accommodating portion thereof, such that an outward-facing surface of the extending
portion overlaps and directly contacts an inward-facing surface of the integral side portion of the accommodating portion,
wherein a length of a portion at which the extending portion and the first case contact and overlap with each other in the
first direction is greater than a thickness of the first case at the portion of the first case where the extending portion
and the inward-facing surface of the integral side portion of the accommodating portion overlap, the first direction being
a direction in which the first and second cases are coupled to each other, so as to shield a portion at which the first and
second cases are coupled to each other and wherein a portion of the integral side portion that is not overlapping with the
extending portion is exposed to an interior of the enclosed space.

US Pat. No. 9,312,565

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

5. A rechargeable battery comprising:
an electrode assembly comprising a first electrode and a second electrode;
a case housing the electrode assembly;
a cap plate coupled to the case;
a short-circuit tab electrically coupled to the second electrode, the short-circuit tab having an opening and a protrusion
extending towards the electrode assembly;

a short-circuit member electrically coupled to the first electrode and configured to be moved by a change in pressure to be
electrically coupled to the short-circuit tab;

a cover covering the opening in the short-circuit tab; and a groove on a top surface of the short-circuit tab, a first protrusion
on the cover and protruding towards the short-circuit tab, and an upper sealing member located between the groove and the
first protrusion.

US Pat. No. 9,136,519

CAP ASSEMBLY AND BATTERY PACK HAVING THE SAME

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

7. A battery pack comprising:
a can having an opening;
an electrode assembly inside the can; and
a cap assembly closing the opening, the cap assembly comprising:
a cap plate comprising:
a first surface; and
a second surface opposite to the first surface,
wherein a first hole penetrates through the cap plate from the first surface to the second surface;
a first electrode terminal comprising:
an upper terminal on the first surface of the cap plate;
a lower terminal on the second surface of the cap plate; and
a connection part that connects the upper terminal to the lower terminal through the first hole;
a temperature protection device on an upper surface of the upper terminal;
an insulation part interposed between the cap plate and the first electrode terminal and comprising a first groove and an
extension part extending along the first surface of the cap plate in a longitudinal direction of the cap plate; and

a lead tap connected to an upper surface of the temperature protection device and extending along the upper surface of the
extension part,

wherein the upper terminal and the temperature protection device are in the first groove, and
wherein a thickness of the upper terminal perpendicular to the first surface is less than a depth of the first groove.

US Pat. No. 9,368,797

BINDER COMPOSITION FOR RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY, PREPARING METHOD OF SAME, AND RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY INCLUDING BINDER COMPOSITION

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A binder composition for a rechargeable lithium battery, the binder composition comprising:
a semi-interpenetrating polymer network (semi-IPN) including:
a copolymer having a repeating unit represented by the following Chemical Formula 1 and a repeating unit represented by the
following Chemical Formula 2; and

polyacrylamide,

wherein,
R1 and R2 are the same or different and are independently selected from hydrogen, or a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C10 alkyl
group, and

R3 and R4 are an alkali metal, and


wherein,
R5 to R8 are the same or different, and are independently hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkyl group, a substituted
or unsubstituted C6 to C30 aryl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkoxy group.

US Pat. No. 9,252,405

RECHARGEABLE SECONDARY BATTERY

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A secondary battery comprising:
a first electrode assembly;
a second electrode assembly;
a case accommodating the first and second electrode assemblies;
a first terminal part electrically connected to the first and second electrode assemblies, and exposed to an outside of the
case, the first terminal part having a first polarity;

a second terminal part electrically connected to the first and second electrode assemblies, the second terminal, part having
a second polarity opposite the first polarity; and

a plurality of short circuit inducing members comprising a plurality of first short circuit inducing members electrically
connected to the first terminal part and a second short circuit inducing member electrically connected to the second terminal
part, a first one of the first short circuit inducing members being between the first electrode assembly and the case, a second
one of the first short circuit inducing members being between the second electrode assembly and the case, and the second short
circuit inducing member being between the first electrode assembly and the second electrode assembly,

wherein the first one of the first short circuit inducing members, the first electrode assembly, the second short circuit
inducing member, and the second electrode assembly are sequentially arranged along a line of penetration extending through
a side part of the case, and

wherein, in a non-short-circuited state between the first and second terminal parts, each of the plurality of first short
circuit inducing members is electrically connected to the first terminal part, and the second short circuit inducing member
is electrically connected to the second terminal part.

US Pat. No. 9,099,867

BATTERY PACK AND CHARGING SYSTEM INCLUDING BATTERY PACK

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., G...

1. A battery pack charging system comprising:
a battery pack; and
a charger comprising:
a first magnet and a second magnet having an opposite magnetic pole from that of the first magnet;
a coil configured to induce a current in the battery pack when the battery pack is aligned within the charger;
a detection unit configured to detect amperage data of the induced current in the battery pack and configured to compare the
amperage data of the induced current to a reference current value;

wherein the battery pack includes a plurality of third magnets and a plurality of fourth magnets, the arrangement of the plurality
of third magnets and the plurality of fourth magnets corresponding to an arrangement of the first and second magnets of the
charger, wherein the arrangement of the plurality of third magnets and the plurality of fourth magnets with regard to the
first and second magnets identifies the battery based on the coupling effect between the plurality of third magnets and the
plurality of fourth magnets and the first and second magnets;

wherein, when the battery pack is coupled to the charger, the first magnet faces the fourth magnet, the second magnet faces
the third magnet, and a current is induced in the battery pack which is detectable by the detection unit, the induced current
being indicative of proper alignment of the battery pack in the battery charger when the amperage data of the induced current
corresponds to the reference current value.

US Pat. No. 9,170,305

BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A battery management system (BMS) of an electric vehicle having a battery, the BMS comprising:
a reference setup unit configured to set a charge completion value used to calculate a state of health (SOH) of the battery,
wherein the battery comprises one or more battery packs each including a plurality of battery cells;

a charge amount calculation unit configured to calculate an amount actually charged in the battery from a first point in time
when charging of the battery begins to a second point in time when the battery charging actually reaches the charge completion
value; and

an SOH calculation unit configured to calculate the SOH of the battery, while the battery is being charged, wherein the SOH
of the battery is calculated based on a ratio of i) the amount actually charged in the battery to ii) a preset charge amount
expected to be charged from the first point in time to the second point in time,

wherein the charge completion value is a state of charge (SOC) which is lower than 100%,
or a voltage of the battery which is lower than the voltage when the battery is fully charged.

US Pat. No. 9,136,730

ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. An energy storage system comprising:
a new renewable energy unit to generate a new renewable energy power;
a Direct Current (DC) link connected to the new renewable energy unit to generate a DC link power;
a power system connected to the DC link to generate a power system power;
a battery connected to the DC link to generate a battery power;
an auxiliary power generator, connected to the power system, the new renewable energy unit, the DC link, and the battery,
and configured to generate an auxiliary power; and

an integrated controller connected to the auxiliary power generator to receive the auxiliary power,
wherein the auxiliary power generator is configured to select one of the power system power, the new renewable energy power,
the DC link power, and the battery power to output the auxiliary power,

wherein the auxiliary power generator comprises:
an AC-DC converter to invert the power system power into a DC power; and
a diode OR circuit unit comprising a first diode to which the inverted power system power is applied, a second diode to which
the new renewable energy power is applied, a third diode to which the DC link power is applied, and a fourth diode to which
the battery power is applied,

wherein the diode OR circuit unit is configured to output one of the inverted power system power, the new renewable energy
power, the DC link power, and the battery power, having a highest power level as the auxiliary power,

wherein the auxiliary power generator is directly connected to the power system, the new renewable energy unit, the DC link
and the battery through the first diode, the second diode, the third diode, and the fourth diode, respectively, and

wherein the auxiliary power generator is configured to continuously supply the auxiliary power to the integrated controller
so that the integrated controller can continuously maintain an operation.

US Pat. No. 9,287,549

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A rechargeable battery, comprising:
an electrode assembly;
a case in which the electrode assembly is installed, the case including an opening;
a cap plate coupled to the opening of the case;
an electrode terminal provided on the cap plate; and
an external insulator receiving the electrode terminal from an external side of the cap plate,
wherein the electrode terminal includes:
a first plate terminal electrically connected to the electrode assembly,
a second plate terminal overlying and separated from the first plate terminal,
a fuse portion between and connecting the first plate terminal and the second plate terminal, and
a rivet terminal connecting the electrode assembly to the first plate terminal, and wherein the external insulator includes:
a first insulator member including first and second parallel plates, and a sidewall connecting the first and second parallel
plates, the first parallel plate supporting the first plate terminal in an insulated manner, the second parallel plate supporting
the second plate terminal in an insulated manner, the second parallel plate being between and separating the first and second
plate terminals, and the sidewall surrounding at least one side of the first and second plate terminals, and

a second insulator member coupled to the first insulator member and surrounding at least one other side of the first and second
plate terminals opposite the sidewall of the first insulator member, the fuse portion being between and directly contacting
the second insulator member and the second parallel plate of the first insulator member.

US Pat. No. 9,178,205

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A rechargeable battery comprising;
an electrode assembly comprising 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;
a first lead tab coupled to the first electrode at a first end of the electrode assembly and electrically connecting the first
electrode and the electrode terminal; and

a second lead tab coupled to the second electrode at a second end of the electrode assembly, the first end being opposite
and spaced apart from the second end in a lengthwise direction of the electrode assembly,

wherein the electrode assembly comprises:
a first coated region of the first electrode;
a second coated region of the second electrode;
a second uncoated region of the second electrode at the second end of the electrode assembly; and
a first uncoated region of the first electrode at the first end of the electrode assembly, the first uncoated region adjacent
an end portion of the first coated region, the first uncoated region comprising a slant region extending toward the end portion
of the first coated region, and a junction region connected to the slant region and coupled to the first lead tab, the junction
region spaced apart from the end portion of the first coated region in the lengthwise direction, the first uncoated region
having a through hole formed therein at least at the slant region and connecting an inner portion of the electrode assembly
to an outside of the electrode assembly, the through hole being at least formed at a location between the first coated region
and the first lead tab and spaced apart from a portion of the first lead tab that is directly connected to the first electrode
in a direction opposite the lengthwise direction such that an open exhaust path is defined by the through hole from a first
side of the first uncoated region to a second side of the first uncoated region in a direction perpendicular to the lengthwise
direction.

US Pat. No. 9,276,242

BATTERY CELL ARRANGEMENT

Samsung SDI CO., Ltd., Y...

1. A battery cell arrangement comprising:
a battery cell comprising:
a cell body having a first planar surface and a second planar surface;
a cell rim comprising a flexible material, the cell rim surrounding a periphery of the cell body; and
electric contact sections at a peripheral edge of the cell body; and
a frame arrangement at least partially surrounding the periphery of the cell body, the frame arrangement comprising:
a first frame element having a first cooling channel section;
a second frame element having a second cooling channel section and, when the first frame element and the second frame element
are in an operating position on the cell body, the first cooling channel section of the first frame element and the second
cooling channel section of the second frame element together form a tubular liquid cooling channel which extends across the
contact sections; and

a vent opening at a side of the frame arrangement facing away from the first planar surface and the second planar surface,
the vent opening being configured to permit flow of a fluid from the battery cell.

US Pat. No. 9,203,089

POSITIVE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY AND RECHARGE LITHIUM BATTERY INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A positive active material for a rechargeable lithium battery, comprising:
a lithium-nickel cobalt manganese composite metal oxide; and
about 0.20 wt % to 0.25 wt % of sulfur, wherein the sulfur is in the form of a precursor compound of unreacted nickel, cobalt
and manganese.

US Pat. No. 9,299,976

SECONDARY BATTERY INCLUDING A CAP PLATE COMPRISING AN INVERSION PLATE

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A secondary battery, comprising:
an electrode assembly;
a case accommodating the electrode assembly;
a cap plate sealing the case and comprising an inversion plate; and
an insulation plate on the cap plate and having a short-circuit hole generally corresponding to the inversion plate and an
air opening spaced from the short-circuit hole and fluidly connected to a top surface of the cap plate;

a terminal plate coupled to a top surface of the insulation plate and electrically connected to the electrode assembly; and
a terminal assembly comprising a sealing member coupled to a bottom surface of the insulation plate and formed to encompass
the short-circuit hole and the air opening, wherein the sealing member comprises a sealing ring extending around an edge of
the short-circuit hole, a rib extending from one side of the sealing ring and surrounding at least a portion of a periphery
of the air opening, and a protrusion part protruding away from the rib in a thickness direction.

US Pat. No. 9,293,761

POSITIVE ACTIVE MATERIAL LAYER COMPOSITION FOR RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY AND RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY USING THE SAME

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., G...

1. A positive active material layer composition for a rechargeable lithium battery, comprising:
a positive active material comprising a plurality of lithium metal oxide particles and tungsten oxide (WO3) disposed on either a part of a surface of individual lithium metal oxide particles or on substantially an entire surface
wherein the lithium metal oxide has an average particle diameter of about 5 ?m to about 20 ?m; and

an aqueous binder.

US Pat. No. 9,287,535

SECONDARY BATTERY AND THE FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., G...

1. A secondary battery, comprising:
an electrode assembly comprising a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator interposed between the first electrode
and the second electrode;

a container receiving the electrode assembly, the container having an opening;
a cap coupled with the opening of the container, the cap comprising a terminal plate, an insulating plate, a cap plate, a
gasket and an electrode terminal electrically connected to one of the first and second electrodes, the terminal plate comprising
a first through-hole which is aligned with the electrode terminal;

a first electrode tab electrically connected to the first electrode and a second electrode tab electrically connected to the
second electrode, the first and second electrode tabs protruding from the electrode assembly towards the cap; and

an insulating member mounted between the electrode assembly and the cap and the insulating member being in contact with the
terminal plate, a spot for injecting raw material being disposed in a first side of the insulating member opposite to a second
side of the insulating member facing to the electrode assembly, the spot being exposed by the first through-hole and facing
directly to the electrode terminal through the first through-hole, the insulating member comprising a second through-hole
through which the first electrode tab passes and a third through-hole through which the second electrode tab passes,

wherein the insulating member comprises a plate and a sidewall extending upwardly from an edge of the plate in a direction
toward the cap and the plate makes an obtuse angle with an outer surface of the sidewall,

wherein the opening of the container has an inversely stepped cross-sectional profile along an inner wall of the container,
and the inversely stepped profile comprises an upper side including an upper inner wall and a lower side including a lower
inner wall, with the upper inner wall having a diameter that is smaller than a corresponding diameter of the lower inner wall,
and

wherein an uppermost part of the sidewall of the insulating member is positioned in a lower side of the inversely stepped
profile to keep the insulating member from escaping from the container, an entirety of the insulating member is positioned
within the lower side of the inversely stepped profile.

US Pat. No. 9,287,585

ELECTROLYTE FOR RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY AND RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A rechargeable lithium battery comprising:
a positive electrode comprising a positive active material;
a negative electrode comprising a negative active material; and
a non-aqueous electrolyte, comprising:
a non-aqueous organic solvent,
a lithium salt, and
an additive including vinylene carbonate, fluoroethylene carbonate, and a nitrile-based compound selected from the group consisting
of succinonitrile, glutaronitrile, adiponitrile, pimelonitrile, suberonitrile, and combinations thereof,

wherein the vinylene carbonate is present at an amount of 0.01 to 9 wt % based on the total weight of the electrolyte,
wherein the fluoroethylene carbonate is present at an amount of 0.1 to 7 wt % based on total weight of the electrolyte, and
wherein the nitrile-based compound is present at an amount of 0.005 to 10 wt % based on the total weight of the electrolyte.

US Pat. No. 9,246,153

SECONDARY BATTERY

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., G...

1. A secondary battery comprising:
a bare cell having a substantially prismatic shape;
a first terminal located in a first region of a first surface of the bare cell;
a second terminal located in a second region of the first surface of the bare cell;
a first insulation tape located between the bare cell and the first terminal, wherein the first insulation tape covers the
first surface of the bare cell, and second and third surfaces of the bare cell extending in a direction that crosses the first
surface of the bare cell; and

a second insulation tape located between the first insulation tape and the first terminal,
wherein the first insulation tape comprises a first portion covering a portion of the first surface of the bare cell, and
wherein the second insulating tape is directly over the first insulating tape,

wherein the first insulation tape covers the portion of the first surface of the bare cell, at least a portion of a second
surface of the bare cell and at least a portion of a third surface of the bare cell, wherein the portion of the first surface
corresponds to the first region, wherein the first surface is substantially perpendicular to the second and third surfaces,
and wherein the first insulation tape does not cover the second terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,293,793

BATTERY PACK

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., G...

1. A battery pack, comprising:
a plurality of bare cells electrically connected to one another and directly contacted with each other;
a protection circuit module (PCM) positioned at an outside of the bare cells and electrically connected to the bare cells;
a temperature measurement device including:
a temperature sensing portion that senses the temperature of the bare cells;
a contact portion electrically connected to the PCM;
a connecting portion electrically connecting the temperature sensing portion to the contact portion; and
an insulating member that surrounds the temperature sensing portion and the connecting portion;
a case that accommodates the bare cells, the PCM and the temperature measurement device; and
a fixing member arranged above the temperature sensing portion, wherein both ends of the fixing member are respectively fixed
to outer circumferential surfaces of the bare cells, wherein the temperature sensing portion is spaced apart from the case,
and is positioned in a space between the outer circumferential surfaces of the bare cells formed by the bare cells directly
contacted with each other.

US Pat. No. 9,412,992

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A rechargeable battery, comprising:
a case having an electrode assembly therein;
a cap plate coupled with the case;
a terminal that passes through a terminal hole in the cap plate, the terminal hole having a length in a first direction, the
terminal being in a form of an elongated plate including a middle connecting part, an upper connecting part and a current
collector connecting part, the upper connecting part and the current collector connecting part being bent from the middle
connecting part;

a sealing member in the terminal hole, the sealing member partially enclosing the terminal; and
a block part on an inside of the terminal hole and a supporting part in the sealing member, the supporting part being fitted
and coupled with the block part,

wherein:
the middle connecting part extends through the terminal hole in a direction perpendicular to the cap plate, the upper connecting
part extends outside the case parallel to the cap plate in the first direction from the middle connecting part to partially
overlap the cap plate outside the case, and the current collector connecting part-extends from the middle connecting part
parallel to the cap plate in the first direction inside the case, a lower surface of the current collector connecting part
including a protrusion extending in a direction away from the cap plate, the protrusion being inserted into a current collector
member that connects the terminal with the electrode assembly, and

the sealing member includes an upper sealing part seated on the cap plate and a lower sealing part disposed in and affixed
of the terminal hole in a sealing relationship with respect thereto, the upper sealing part being between the cap plate and
the upper connecting part to support the upper connecting part in a spaced apart relationship with the cap plate such that
an entire surface of the upper connecting part facing the cap plate directly contacts the upper sealing part, the lower sealing
part being between the current collector connecting part and an entirety of the terminal hole.

US Pat. No. 9,279,053

POLYCARBONATE RESIN COMPOSITION

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A polycarbonate resin composition, based on thermoplastic resin 100 parts by weight, comprising
a polycarbonate resin 60 to 80 wt %;
a polycarbonate-polysiloxane copolymer resin 20 to 40 wt %;
a pearl metal particle 1 to 4 parts by weight; and
a colorant 0.1 to 10 parts by weight,
wherein the pearl metal particle is a mica whose surface is coated with a metal oxide and has an average particle size of
5 to 35 ?m, and

wherein the colorant is titanium dioxide (TiO2).

US Pat. No. 9,153,976

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF BATTERY TEMPERATURE CONTROL

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., G...

1. A battery temperature control system comprising:
a battery;
a converter electrically connected to the battery and comprising first and second switches and a first inductor, the converter
configured to boost or drop an output voltage of the battery into an output voltage of converter;

a DC linker electrically connected to the converter and comprising a first capacitor, the DC linker configured to stabilize
the output voltage of the converter; and

an inverter electrically connected to the DC linker and comprising a non-contact transformer, the non-contact transformer
comprising a first winding on a primary side and a second winding on a secondary side, the first and second windings separated
from each other by a gap therebetween, the non-contact transformer further comprising first to fourth switches provided on
the primary side and a fifth switch and a second inductor provided on the secondary side.

US Pat. No. 9,293,788

ELECTROLYTE FOR RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY AND RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY INCLUDING SAME

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. An electrolyte for a rechargeable lithium battery, comprising a lithium salt, a non-aqueous solvent, and an additive,
wherein the additive comprises:
a polyester polyol-based monomer represented by the following Chemical Formula 1;
C1 to C10 alkyl acrylate; and
a phosphate-based compound selected from triallyl phosphate represented by the following Chemical Formula 10 , triacryl phosphate
represented by the following Chemical Formula 11, or a combination thereof:


wherein,
A and B are each independently one of substituents represented by the following Chemical Formulae 2 to 9,
X, Y, and Z are each independently a residual group derived from an alcohol derivative,
x, y, and z are each independently an integer of 1 to 20, and
1, m, and n are each independently an integer of 1 to 35,

CH2?CR—CO—*  [Chemical Formula 2]

CH2?CR—O—CH2—*  [Chemical Formula 3]

CH2?CR—*  [Chemical Formula 3]

CH2?CR—O—CO—*  [Chemical Formula 5]

CH2?CR—CH2—O—*  [Chemical Formula 6]

CH2?CH—SO2—*  [Chemical Formula 7]

CH2?CR—CH?CR—CH2—*  [Chemical Formula 8]

CH2?CR—CO—O—(CH2)2—NH—CO—*  [Chemical Formula 9]

wherein, R is independently hydrogen, a C1 to C20 alkyl group, a C2 to C20 alkenyl group, a C2 to C20 alkynyl group, a C3
to C20 cycloalkyl group, a C3 to C20 cycloalkenyl group, a C3 to C20 cycloalkynyl group, or a C6 to C20 aryl group.


US Pat. No. 9,293,923

ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM AND CONTROLLING METHOD OF THE SAME

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. An energy storage system comprising:
a battery;
a power conditioning system coupled to the battery;
switches configured to be coupleable to one or more of an internal load of the power conditioning system, the battery, a grid,
and an external load; and

a controller being configured to:
receive energy usage cost information of the grid and residual capacity information of the battery;
determine which of an energy of the battery or an energy of the grid is to be provided to the external load, and determine
which of the energy of the battery or the energy of the grid is to be provided to the internal load, according to the energy
usage cost information of the grid and the residual capacity information of the battery; and

control the switches according to the determinations to provide the energy of the battery or the energy of the grid to the
external load, and to provide the energy of the battery or the energy of the grid to the internal load,

wherein the controller is configured to control the switches such that the energy of the battery is provided to the internal
load while the energy of the grid is provided to the external load when the energy usage cost information corresponds to an
energy cost that is above a reference cost while the residual capacity information of the battery corresponds to a residual
capacity of the battery being within a reference capacity range.

US Pat. No. 9,123,919

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY AND HEAT TREATMENT DEVICE

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A rechargeable battery comprising:
a case receiving an electrode assembly;
a cap plate covering an opening of the case; and
an electrode terminal provided in a terminal hole of the cap plate and electrically connected to the electrode assembly,
wherein the case comprises,
side walls being connected with each other and forming the opening in one side and
a bottom connecting neighboring side walls at the opposite side of the opening for sealing, and
the bottom comprises,
a first elongation portion having a first elongation ratio and
a second elongation portion having a second elongation ratio that is higher than the first elongation ratio wherein the first
elongation portion is set in both sides of a first direction in the bottom, and the second elongation portion is disposed
between the first elongation portions of the lateral sides of the bottom wherein the second elongate portion has a range set
to the first direction from the center of the first direction and wherein the second elongate portion is formed though out
the entire range of the bottom along a second direction that crosses the first direction.

US Pat. No. 9,293,931

BATTERY PACK

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., G...

1. A battery pack, comprising:
at least one rechargeable battery;
a positive charging and discharging terminal electrically connected to a positive electrode of the battery;
a negative charging and discharging terminal electrically connected to a negative electrode of the battery;
a charging and discharging switching element electrically connected in a high current path between one of the positive charging
and discharging terminal and the battery and between the negative charging and discharging terminal and the battery to accommodate
flow of a charging and discharging current through the charging and discharging switching element;

a protection circuit part comprising positive and negative power terminals electrically connected to the high current path,
respectively, to receive power, and being electrically connected to the charging and discharging switching element;

a switching unit electrically connected in at least one of a first current path extending between the positive power terminal
of the protection circuit part and the positive electrode of the battery, and a second current path extending between the
negative power terminal of the protection circuit part and the negative electrode of the battery, and an electrical current
flowing from the battery to the protection circuit part through the switching unit; and

an auxiliary terminal electrically connected to the switching unit, turning on the switching unit when an external electronic
device is electrically connected during charging or discharging.

US Pat. No. 9,287,563

ELECTRODE FOR LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY AND LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. An electrode for a lithium rechargeable battery, comprising:
an electrode active material;
a polyurethane-based compound comprising a compound represented by Formula 1:

 wherein:
x is an integer of 1 to 100,
y is an integer of 1 to 100, and
z is an integer of 1 to 100;
a conductive agent; and
a binder,
wherein the electrode comprises pores having an average pore diameter of about 2 to about 20 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,252,460

SECONDARY BATTERY

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., G...

1. A housing to accommodate a power generating device which is connectable to an external connection portion, the housing
comprising:
a case having an interior which houses the power generating device in the case and an exterior surface having a recessed portion
sized to accommodate the external connection portion; and

a connection terminal exposed outside of the case to form prongs of a male plug and disposed in the recessed portion, the
connection terminal connectable to the power generating device when in the case and is electrically connectable to a female
plug of the external connection portion, wherein the male plug forms the recessed portion and the prongs of the male plug
are disposed in the recessed portion,

wherein the case further comprises a cable fixing unit configured to fix a cord to a portion of the surface of the case, wherein
the cable fixing unit comprises an extension unit which protrudes from a portion of the surface of the case, and a groove
formed in the extension unit so as to accommodate the cord, wherein at least a portion of the cord is accommodated in the
recessed portion of the exterior surface.

US Pat. No. 9,293,742

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY AND ITS FABRICATION METHOD

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., G...

1. A method of fabricating a rechargeable battery, the method comprising:
forming a protective circuit board portion having a rectangular prism shape into one single body through resin molding, said
protective circuit board portion having a PTC element and a Protective Circuit Module (PCM) entirely contained within the
protective circuit board portion and two electrical terminals extending from opposite sides of the protective circuit board
portion;

connecting the protective circuit board portion to a bare cell, the bare cell has a rectangular prism shape with four long
sides of equal length and two short sides, any one of the four long sides of the bare cell are longer than any one of the
two short sides of the bare cell, the protective circuit board has a same length as one of the four long sides of the bare
cell, said protective circuit board portion containing the PTC and PCM is positioned exclusively along one of the four long
sides of the bare cell;

respectively electrically connecting the two electrical terminals of the protective circuit board portion to two electrodes
of the bare cell, the two electrodes of the bare cell are located on opposite sides of the bare cell from one another on each
of the short sides of the bare cell and the two electrical terminals are each bent at a 90 degree angle; and

positioning an exterior material to attach the protective circuit module to the bare cell, which exposes at least one external
electrode terminal portion, said exterior material is directly attached to three of the six sides of the protective circuit
board portion and directly to three of the four long sides of the bare cell,

wherein the exterior material is formed by taping with a thin resin.

US Pat. No. 9,159,974

BATTERY PACK AND ELECTRIC BIKE HAVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A battery pack, comprising:
a battery array providing a plurality of batteries to an inner portion of the battery pack as at least 2 stages or more and
positioned the battery as an annular shape, wherein the at least two forms a space at inner portion thereof wherein the space
extends from an upper surface of the at least 2 stages of batteries to a lower surface of the at least 2 stages of batteries

a protecting circuit module provided between the upper portion of the battery array and the upper surface of the battery pack;
a connection terminal portion disposed on the lower stage of the battery pack; and
a control terminal positioned adjacent the lower surface of the at least 2 stages of batteries and a power terminal connected
to the protecting circuit module through the space of the battery array arranged in an annular shape.

US Pat. No. 9,118,191

CELL BALANCING METHOD, CELL BALANCING DEVICE, AND ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM INCLUDING THE CELL BALANCING DEVICE

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A method of balancing a plurality of battery cells, the method comprising:
acquiring by a controller, an, open circuit voltage (OCV) of a battery cell of the plurality of battery cells connected in
series;

determining, by the controller, a state of charge (SOC) of the battery cell based on the OCV of the battery cell;
determining, by the controller, a value (?OCV/?SOC) corresponding to a change in the OCV (?OCV) of the battery cell per a
change of the SOC (?SOC) of the battery cell, in accordance with the SOC of the battery cell; and

activating, by the controller, cell balancing of the plurality of battery cells when the value (?OCV/?SOC) is greater than
a reference value.

US Pat. No. 9,269,929

ELECTROCHEMICAL STORAGE CELL

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. An electrochemical storage cell comprising:
a housing;
a solid electrolyte tube, which defines an inner space of the housing as a first electrode chamber and a second electrode
chamber;

a first electrode material in the first electrode chamber;
a second electrode material in the second electrode chamber;
an electron channel unit formed of a porous carbon-based felt and arranged in the second electrode chamber for guiding movement
of electrons in the second electrode chamber, the electron channel unit comprising a center portion and a first edge and a
second edge at opposite sides of the center portion, the porous carbon-base felt having a thickness that decreases from the
center portion of the electron channel unit toward the first edge of the electron channel unit; and

a metal current collector adjacent to the porous carbon-based felt and exposed to an outside of the housing,
wherein a shortest distance between the solid electrolyte tube and a portion of the porous carbon-based felt that is between
the center portion and the first edge is less than a shortest distance between the solid electrolyte tube and the first edge.

US Pat. No. 9,263,761

ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY AND RECHARGEABLE BATTERY HAVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. An electrode assembly, comprising:
a positive electrode including a positive active material layer on each of first and second surfaces of a positive electrode
current collector;

a negative electrode including a negative active material layer on each of first and second surfaces of a negative electrode
current collector; and

an inner separator between the positive electrode and the negative electrode,
wherein each of the positive electrode and the negative electrode includes a side end uncoated region at respective side ends
of the positive electrode and the negative electrode, the side end uncoated regions of each of the positive and negative electrodes
including no active material layers on respective electrode current collectors,

wherein at least one of the positive electrode and the negative electrode has:
an inner uncoated region on a front end and the first surface of the current collector and positioned at a center of the electrode
assembly, the inner uncoated region including no active material layer thereon, and

an outer uncoated region without an active material layer thereon, the outer uncoated region being on a rear end and the second
surface of the current collector, and the outer uncoated region being at the outermost side of the electrode assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,614,259

BATTERY WITH A THERMAL TRIPPING ELEMENT

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A battery comprising:
a battery housing;
two connections configured to electrically conductively connect the battery to a load;
a battery string positioned in the battery housing, wherein:
the battery string connects the two connections to one another; and
at least one battery cell is connected in at least one of (i) in series the battery string, and (ii) in parallel with the
battery string; and

at least one thermal tripping element positioned within the battery housing, and configured to:
trip when a predetermined first temperature is present in a region of the at least one thermal tripping element; and
indicate that the predetermined first temperature is present in the region of the at least one thermal tripping element when
tripped,

wherein the at least one thermal tripping element comprises a liquid-filled glass ampoule configured to break when the predetermined
first temperature is present in the region of the at least one thermal tripping element.

US Pat. No. 9,257,860

BATTERY PACK, CELL BALANCING METHOD OF THE SAME, AND ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM INCLUDING THE BATTERY PACK

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A method for performing cell balancing for a battery pack, the method comprising:
measuring a voltage of each of a plurality of battery cells in a battery pack;
measuring a temperature of each of the plurality of battery cells;
selecting one of the plurality of battery cells as a battery cell subject to cell balancing based on the measured voltages;
selecting one of the plurality of battery cells as a low temperature battery cell;
selecting one of a plurality of resistors as a resistor on which cell balancing is performed based on proximity to the low
temperature battery cell; and

outputting the voltage of the battery cell subject to cell balancing, through a multiplexer that receives the voltage of each
of the plurality of battery cells, to the resistor on which cell balancing is performed.

US Pat. No. 9,276,249

BATTERY PACK INCLUDING SPACER RECEIVING CONDUCTIVE MEMBER

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A battery pack comprising:
at least one battery;
at least one connection tab member that connects the at least one battery, wherein the at least one connection tab member
includes a connection tab that has a coupling component that extends outward from the connection tab member;

a protection circuit module;
a conductive member that electrically interconnects the at least one connection tab member to the protection circuit module;
a spacer that has a member that is engaged with the coupling component of the at least one connection tab when the spacer
receives the conductive member and is positioned in a first position proximate the at least one battery, wherein the connection
tab of the at least one connection tab member is interconnected to the conductive member and to the member of the spacer wherein
the coupling component comprises a first opening and wherein the spacer defines a second opening that receives the connection
tab of the connection tab member and wherein the member of the spacer is positioned within the first opening of the connection
tab when the connection tab is positioned within the second opening to secure the spacer to the connection tab.

US Pat. No. 9,252,404

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY PACK

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A rechargeable battery pack, comprising:
a plurality of rechargeable battery cells; and
a plurality of cell holders for receiving the rechargeable battery cells, the cell holders being combinable with each other
on an outer side thereof, wherein

each of the cell holders includes:
a base for supporting one of the rechargeable battery cells, and
a combining protrusion and a combining groove symmetrically disposed on an outer side of the base, the combining protrusion
extending outwardly from the outer side of the base and the combining groove extending inwardly from the outer side of the
base,

the combining protrusion including:
a first combining protrusion at one side of the base, the first combining protrusion including a primary first combining protrusion,
and a secondary first combining protrusion and a tertiary first combining protrusion on respective sides in a 30-degree direction
from the primary first combining protrusion such that the primary first combining protrusion is centered between the secondary
first combining protrusion and the tertiary first combining protrusion, and

a second combining protrusion spaced apart from the primary first combining protrusion in a 90-degree direction from the primary
first combining protrusion, and

the combining groove including:
a first combining groove at an opposite side of the base, the first combining groove including a primary first combining groove
and a secondary first combining groove and a tertiary first combining groove on respective sides in a 90-degree direction
from the primary first combining groove such that the primary first combining groove is centered between the secondary first
combining groove and the tertiary first combining groove, and

A second combining groove spaced apart from the primary first combining groove in a 90-degree direction from the primary first
combining groove, wherein the base of each of the cell holders is in a form of a cylinder, and the 30-degree direction and
the 90-degree direction from the primary first combining protrusion and the 30-degree direction and the 90-degree direction
from the primary first combining groove are with respect to a central axis of the cylinder.

US Pat. No. 9,123,956

CELL BARRIER FOR SECONDARY BATTERY MODULE AND SECONDARY BATTERY MODULE

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A rechargeable battery module comprising:
a plurality of unit cells electrically coupled to each other with a predetermined interval, each of the plurality of unit
cells having a quadrangular prism shape having a length and a height, the length being greater than the height; and

a cell barrier interposed between and contacting at least two adjacent ones of the unit cells and electrically insulating
the at least two adjacent ones of the unit cells from each other, the cell barrier having a length and a height, the length
of the cell barrier being greater than the height of the cell barrier, the height of the cell barrier being the same as the
height of each of the plurality of unit cells,

wherein
the cell barrier comprises: a corrugated metal body having a plurality of first channels at a first side having open sides
that face one of the at least two adjacent ones of the unit cells and a plurality of second channels at a second side having
open sides that face another one of at least two adjacent ones of the unit cells, each of the first and second channels constituting
a passage for a heat transfer medium, and an insulating layer formed directly and disposed on a surface of the metal body
facing the unit cells and disposed in the plurality of first channels and the plurality of second channels, the plurality
of first channels and the plurality of second channels being parallel to each other in a plane, each of the first and second
channels of the cell barrier extending parallel to a length direction of each of the plurality of unit cells,

the insulating layer is selected from the group consisting of an inorganic oxide layer, an anodized layer, and a composite
layer thereof, and the anodized layer is formed by electrolysis in an electrolytic bath including an acid electrolyte solution,
and

the acid electrolyte solution is selected from the group consisting of a sulfuric acid solution and an oxalic acid solution.

US Pat. No. 9,263,764

ELECTROLYTE FOR LITHIUM ION BATTERY, AND LITHIUM ION BATTERY INCLUDING SAME

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. An electrolyte for a lithium ion battery comprising:
a lithium salt; and
a non-aqueous organic solvent comprising:
a linear carbonate-based solvent; and
a flame-retardant solvent comprising an ionic liquid comprising:
a phosphate-based solvent;
an anion selected from the group consisting of anions represented by Chemical Formulae 9 to 14, and combinations thereof:

a fluorinated cation comprising a cation selected from the group consisting of cations represented by Chemical Formulae 2,
4, 6 and 8, and combinations thereof,


wherein each of R3 and R5 is independently selected from the group consisting of fluorine-substituted C1 to C5 alkyl groups and unsubstituted C1 to
C5 alkyl groups,

R4 is a fluorine-substituted C1 to C5 alkylene group or an unsubstituted C1 to C5 alkylene group, and

at least one of R4 or R5 is a group in which at least one hydrogen is substituted with fluorine,


wherein each of R8 and R10 is independently selected from the group consisting of fluorine-substituted C1 to C5 alkyl groups and unsubstituted C1 to
C5 alkyl groups,

R9 is a fluorine-substituted C1 to C5 alkylene group or an unsubstituted C1 to C5 alkylene group, and

at least one of R9 or R10 is a group in which at least one hydrogen is substituted with fluorine,


wherein each of R15 to R17 and R19 is independently selected from the group consisting of fluorine-substituted C1 to C5 alkyl groups and unsubstituted C1 to
C5 alkyl groups,

R18 is a fluorine-substituted C1 to C5 alkylene group or an unsubstituted C1 to C5 alkylene group, and

at least one of R18 or R19 is a group in which at least one hydrogen is substituted with fluorine,


wherein each of R22 and R24 is independently selected from the group consisting of fluorine-substituted C1 to C5 alkyl groups and unsubstituted C1 to
C5 alkyl groups,

R23 is a fluorine-substituted C1 to C5 alkylene group or an unsubstituted C1 to C5 alkylene group, and

at least one of R22 or R24 is a group in which at least one hydrogen is substituted with fluorine.

US Pat. No. 9,269,946

BATTERY PACK HAVING PROTECTION CIRCUIT MODULE

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A battery pack comprising:
a bare cell;
a protection circuit module electrically connected to the bare cell;
a thermistor configured to sense a temperature of the bare cell and electrically coupled to the protection circuit module,
the thermistor having a lead, the lead having a lead end portion adjacent to the protection circuit module, the lead end portion
having a first side facing the protection circuit module;

a support between the first side of the lead end portion and the protection circuit module; and
a fixing portion at a second side of the lead end portion of the thermistor, the second side facing away from the protective
circuit module,

wherein the support and the fixing portion at least partially encapsulate the lead end portion, and
wherein the lead of the thermistor is bent in a direction that is not substantially parallel with a major plane of the protection
circuit module.

US Pat. No. 9,312,528

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY AND BATTERY MODULE

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A battery module comprising:
a plurality of rechargeable batteries each of the rechargeable batteries comprising:
an electrode assembly;
a case and a cap plate accommodating the electrode assembly;
a first terminal post electrically coupled to an electrode of the electrode assembly and consisting of a first metal composition;
a first terminal plate comprising a first plate coupled to the first terminal post and consisting of the first metal composition
and a second plate and a third plate both coupled to the first plate, spaced from the first terminal post, and consisting
of a second metal composition different from the first metal composition, wherein the first terminal post extends within an
opening in the first plate in a direction away from the case;

a second terminal post electrically connected to another electrode of the electrode assembly and protruding from the case,
and a second terminal plate welded to the second terminal post, wherein the second terminal post, the second terminal plate
and the second plate comprise the same material; and

an insulating gasket between the cap plate and the first terminal plate, wherein the insulating gasket directly contacts the
first plate and the second plate; and

a connection member electrically coupling adjacent ones of the rechargeable batteries together, wherein the connection member
is welded to the second plate and the third plate of a first one of the batteries and to the second terminal plate of a second
one of the batteries and wherein the connection member consists of the second metal composition.

US Pat. No. 9,425,447

MOTOR VEHICLE BATTERY

Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche A...

1. A motor vehicle battery, comprising:
at least one battery module having a plurality of battery cells arranged side-by-side, each of the plurality of battery cells
having first and second connection poles spaced from one another on a common surface of the at least one battery module and
a degassing predetermined breaking point offset inward in relation to the connection poles of the battery cells to form a
recess, the recesses of each of the plurality of battery cells aligned with each other to define a continuous recess;

a guide element positioned in the continuous recess and extending along the plurality of battery cells of the at least one
battery module, the guide element having a main body with a U-shaped cross-section defined by a base wall and opposed side
walls, cutouts formed through the base wall and communicating with the degassing predetermined breaking points;

a profile fitted to a side of the guide element opposite the plurality of battery cells, a degassing channel defined between
the profile and the guide element and control device accommodation space on a side of the profile opposite the degassing channel;
and

a common battery module control device configured to control the plurality of battery cells of the at least one battery module
arranged in the accommodation space so that an outer surface of the common battery module control device does not project
beyond the common surfaces of the plurality of battery cells, wherein

gas escaping from the battery cells via the degassing predetermined breaking points is routed into the degassing channel via
the cutouts in the base wall.

US Pat. No. 9,257,852

BATTERY PACK AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A battery pack, comprising:
at least one battery cell;
a microcomputer including a first voltage measuring terminal, a second voltage measuring terminal, and a reference voltage
output terminal outputting a reference voltage generated by the microcomputer, the microcomputer to control recharge and discharge
of the at least one battery cell;

a voltage distribution unit connected between the reference voltage output terminal and a ground, the voltage distribution
unit to divide the reference voltage and to output the divided reference voltage to the first voltage measuring terminal of
the microcomputer as a first voltage; and

a voltage measuring unit connected between the reference voltage output terminal and the ground, the voltage measuring unit
to output a forwarding direction voltage of a diode to the second voltage measuring terminal of the microcomputer as a second
voltage, wherein

the microcomputer receives the first and second voltages through the first and second voltage measuring terminals, respectively,
and detects whether the reference voltage is an abnormal voltage or not based on the first and second voltages, wherein

the voltage distribution unit and the voltage measuring unit receive the reference voltage from the microcomputer, and generate
the first and second voltages, respectively, by using the reference voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,196,928

ELECTROLYTE SOLUTION FOR RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY, AND RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. An electrolyte solution for a rechargeable lithium battery, comprising:
a lithium salt;
a non-aqueous organic solvent; and
an additive, the additive including:
fluoroethylene carbonate in an amount ranging from about 1 to about 3 wt % based on the total weight of the electrolyte solution,
vinylene carbonate, vinylethylene carbonate, or a combination thereof in an amount of about 0.1 to about 3 wt % based on the
total weight of the electrolyte solution,

1,3-propane sultone, 1,3-propandiol cyclic sulfate, or a combination thereof in an amount of about 0.1 to about 10 wt % based
on the total weight of the electrolyte solution, and

succinonitrile, glutaronitrile, adiponitrile, pimelonitrile, suberonitrile, or a combination thereof in an amount of about
0.1 to about 10 wt % based on the total weight of the electrolyte solution.

US Pat. No. 9,083,039

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A battery, comprising:
an electrode assembly including a first electrode and a second electrode;
an electrode terminal;
a current collecting member electrically connecting the electrode terminal and a first electrode uncoated region of the first
electrode, the current collecting member including:

a terminal connecting portion coupled to the electrode terminal, and
an electrode connecting portion extending from the terminal connecting portion, the electrode connecting portion including:
an extending connecting plate, and
a current collecting piece extending from the extending connecting plate along the first electrode uncoated region, the current
collecting piece being in contact with the first electrode uncoated region along sidewalls of the first electrode uncoated
region;

a fixing member including a current collecting member coupling portion engaged with the current collecting member, the current
collecting piece and the extending connecting plate extending through the fixing member; and

a case, the electrode assembly, the current collecting member, and the fixing member being disposed within the case, the fixing
member being between the current collecting member and the case.

US Pat. No. 9,178,204

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A rechargeable battery comprising:
a case;
an electrode assembly housed in the case and comprising a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator between the
first electrode and the second electrode, the first electrode having a coated portion coated with a first active material
and an uncoated portion absent the first active material;

a cap assembly physically coupled to the case and comprising a terminal electrically coupled to the electrode assembly;
a safety assembly housed in the case, the safety assembly comprising a first electric conductive plate of a first electrical
polarity, a first supporting protrusion extending from the first electric conductive plate and physically coupled to the uncoated
portion, and a second electric conductive plate of a second electrical polarity different from the first electrical polarity
the first electric conductive plate and the second electric conductive plate both being on only a single side of the electrode
assembly;

a current collecting tab electrically coupling the electrode assembly with the terminal and physically coupled to the uncoated
portion; and

a first auxiliary plate physically coupled to the uncoated portion at a surface of the uncoated portion opposite to where
the first supporting protrusion is physically coupled to the uncoated portion.

US Pat. No. 9,431,932

CONVERTER UNIT FOR AN ASYNCHRONOUS MACHINE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A converter unit comprising:
a plurality of battery modules connected in series, each battery module comprising:
at least one battery cell;
a first switch connected in series to the at least one battery cell to connect and disconnect the at least one battery cell
from the plurality of battery cells; and

a second switch connected in parallel to the at least one battery cell to bypass the at least one battery cell only in response
to the first switch being configured to disconnect the at least one battery cell from the plurality of battery cells; and

a multi-level inverter comprising:
a plurality of inputs, each input being connected to at least one of the plurality of battery modules to connect the multi-level
inverter in parallel with the plurality of battery modules;

at least one switching arrangement connected to each of the plurality of inputs, the at least one switching arrangement comprising:
a first plurality of switching elements connected in series;
a first plurality of input diodes, each input diode including an anode connected to one of the plurality of inputs and a cathode
connected to an input of one of the first plurality of switching elements;

a second plurality of switching elements connected in series;
a second plurality of input diodes, each input diode including a cathode connected to one of the plurality of inputs and an
anode connected to an input of one of the second plurality of switching elements;

a third plurality of diodes, each diode in the third plurality of diodes being connected in parallel to one switching element
in the first plurality of switching elements;

a fourth plurality of diodes, each diode in the fourth plurality of diodes being connected in parallel to one switching element
in the second plurality of switching elements; and

an output connected between the first plurality of switching elements and the second plurality of switching elements, wherein
the at least one switching arrangement generates an alternating current output signal with a plurality of output voltage levels
in response to a plurality of control signals applied to the first plurality of switching elements and the second plurality
of switching elements.

US Pat. No. 9,190,635

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY HAVING A SHORT CIRCUIT PLATE

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A rechargeable battery, comprising:
a case;
an electrode assembly in the case;
a cap assembly sealing the case and comprising a cap plate having a short circuit opening, and a short circuit plate in the
short circuit opening; and

a terminal electrically connected to the electrode assembly comprising:
a collector plate electrically connected to the electrode assembly,
a collector terminal electrically connected to the collector plate and extending through the cap plate, and
a fastening terminal spaced apart from the cap plate and comprising a fastener, the fastener being engaged with the collector
terminal, and an extender extending from the fastener, the extender being adjacent to the short circuit plate,

the cap assembly further comprising an insulation member between the cap plate and the fastening terminal, the insulation
member comprising a bottom portion, a first sidewall extending upward from the bottom portion, and a plurality of first coupling
grooves in the first sidewall, and a cover covering the extender and being detachably coupled to the insulation member, the
cover comprising a plane portion, a second sidewall extending downward from the plane portion, and a plurality of first coupling
protrusions at the second sidewall engaged with the plurality of first coupling grooves.

US Pat. No. 9,153,809

SECONDARY BATTERY INCLUDING RETAINER FOR ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A secondary battery, comprising:
an electrode assembly including a first electrode plate including a first electrode non-coating portion, a second electrode
plate including a second electrode non-coating portion, and a separator disposed between the first and second electrode plates,
the first electrode non-coating portion and the second electrode non-coating portion being exposed from sides of the electrode
assembly, respectively;

a first collecting plate and a second collecting plate that are in contact with and fixed to the first electrode non-coating
portion and the second electrode non-coating portion, respectively;

a retainer including a first fixing slit and a second fixing slit that accommodate the first and second collecting plates
connected to the electrode assembly, respectively, the retainer having a first side part that includes the first fixing slit,
having a second side part that faces the first side part and includes the second fixing slit, and having a bottom part that
connects the first and second side parts to each other;

a case that accommodates the retainer accommodating the electrode assembly and the first collecting plate, the case having
an upper opening; and

a cap plate closing the upper opening of the case accommodating the electrode assembly, the first and second collecting plates,
and the retainer.

US Pat. No. 9,242,990

COMPOUND, NOVEL MIXTURE, PHOTOSENSITIVE RESIN COMPOSITION, AND COLOR FILTER

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A compound represented by the following Chemical Formula 1:

wherein, in the above Chemical Formula 1,
M is Cu, Zn, Co, or Mo,
R1 to R16 are the same or different and are each independently hydrogen, halogen, substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 alkyl, substituted
or unsubstituted C1 to C20 alkoxy, substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C20 aryl, or substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C20
aryloxy,

wherein at least one of R1 to R16 is substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 alkoxy, and

wherein at least one of R1 to R16 is substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C20 aryloxy represented by the following Chemical Formula 2:


wherein, in the above Chemical Formula 2,
R17 to R25 are the same or different and are each independently hydrogen, halogen, or substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C8 alkyl.

US Pat. No. 9,299,969

SECONDARY BATTERY

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A secondary battery comprising:
an electrode assembly;
a case containing the electrode assembly;
a cap plate sealing an opening of the case;
a terminal plate electrically connected to the electrode assembly;
an electrode terminal electrically connected to the terminal plate; and
an insulation layer between the cap plate and the terminal plate and electrically insulating the cap plate and the terminal
plate from each other,

wherein the terminal plate comprises:
a first metal layer connected to the electrode terminal; and
a second metal layer on the first metal layer, the second metal layer being between the first metal layer and the insulation
layer,

wherein the first metal layer has a plate shape formed of a first metal, and the second metal layer is formed of a second
metal different from the first metal, and

wherein the insulation layer comprises an oxide layer, and each of the second metal layer and the oxide layer overlap the
first metal layer, the oxide layer covering an entire side of the second metal layer that is facing the cap plate and between
the first metal layer and the cap plate.

US Pat. No. 9,287,550

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A rechargeable battery comprising:
a plurality of electrode assemblies each comprising a positive electrode and a negative electrode, each of the positive and
negative electrodes comprising a coated region and an uncoated region at an end of the coated region in a longitudinal direction
of the electrode assembly;

a case housing the electrode assemblies;
a terminal coupled to the electrode assemblies; and
a current collecting member electrically coupling the electrode assemblies to the terminal,
wherein the current collecting member comprises:
a side plate extending in a direction substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the electrode assemblies,
a length of the side plate being along the direction substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the electrode
assemblies, and the length of the side plate being greater than a width of the side plate; and

a plurality of support plates respectively extending from opposite sides of the side plate and each having a surface that
is substantially parallel to the side plate, the opposite sides of the side plate extending in the length direction of the
side plate, and

wherein an end portion of each of the uncoated regions extends substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of
the electrode assemblies and is coupled to the support plates.

US Pat. No. 9,368,657

SOLAR CELL

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A solar cell comprising:
a substrate;
a first electrode layer on the substrate;
a light absorbing layer on the first electrode layer;
an alloy layer between the first electrode layer and the light absorbing layer;
a buffer layer on the light absorbing layer;
a second electrode layer on the buffer layer;
a first through-hole formed through the buffer layer, the light absorbing layer, the alloy layer, and the first electrode
layer to the substrate; and

an insulating barrier in at least one portion of the first through-hole,
wherein an interface of the insulating barrier is formed in parallel with an interface of the buffer layer, adjacent to the
interface of the insulating barrier, and

wherein the light absorbing layer acts as a p-type semiconductor, and the second electrode layer acts as an n-type semiconductor.

US Pat. No. 9,263,723

SECONDARY BATTERY HAVING A COLLECTING PLATE

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A secondary battery comprising:
a wound electrode assembly comprising a first electrode plate having a non-coating portion, a second electrode plate having
a non-coating portion, and a separator between the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate, wherein ends of the
non-coating portion of the first electrode plate are combined together to form a single end portion having a first end portion
extending in a first direction and a second end portion distal to the first end portion and extending in a second direction
substantially perpendicular to the first direction and wherein ends of the non-coating portion of the second electrode plate
are combined together to form a single end portion having a first end portion extending in the first direction and a second
end portion distal to the first end portion extending in the second direction;

a collecting plate having a track accommodating and electrically coupled to the second end portion of one of the electrode
plates wherein the second end portion is entirely spaced from one inner surface of the track, the collecting plate comprising
a base and a terminal coupling part as a single integral component, wherein the terminal coupling part is directly coupled
to an electrode terminal;

a case housing the electrode assembly and the collecting plate, the case comprising an upper opening; and
a cap assembly sealing the upper opening of the case.

US Pat. No. 9,263,746

BINDER FOR ELECTRODE OF LITHIUM RECHARGEABLE BATTERY AND ELECTRODE FOR RECHARGEABLE BATTERY COMPRISING THE SAME

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., G...

1. A binder for an electrode of a lithium rechargeable battery, comprising a copolymer of Chemical Formula 1:

wherein L1 is


wherein each R1 is independently OH or —OR5,

wherein each R2 is independently selected from H (hydrogen), a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted styrene group, —(C(R6)2)qOSi(R6)2OR6, —(C(R6)2)qOSi(R6)3, —(C(R6)2)qOSi(OR6)3, —(C(R6)2) ,qSiR6(OR6)2, —(C(R6)2) ,qSi(R6)2OR6, —(C(R6)2)qSi(R6)3 and —(C(R6)2) (qSi(OR6)3,

wherein each R3 is a compound of Chemical Formula 3:

—SiR7R7—[—O—SiR7R7—]p—R7  Chemical Formula 3

wherein at least one of R2 and R3 is not H (hydrogen);

wherein each R4 is OR10;

wherein R5 is —(CHR2CR3COR4)m(CHR2CHR3COR4);

wherein each R6 is independently selected from H (hydrogen) or a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C20 alkyl group, a C2-C20 alkenyl group, a C2-C20 alkynyl group, a C1-C16 alkyl group, a C6-C20 aryl group, and a C3-C8 cycloalkyl group;

wherein each R7 is independently selected from H (hydrogen), OH, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C20 alkyl group, a C2-C20 alkenyl group, a C2-C20 alkynyl group, a C6-C20 aryl group, and a C3-C8 cycloalkyl group, each optionally substituted with one or more components selected from the group consisting of halogen, amino,
mercapto, ether, ester, C1-C20 alkoxy, sulfone, nitro, hydroxy, cyclobutene, carbonyl, carboxyl, alkyd, urethane, vinyl, nitrile, and epoxy;

wherein each R10 is a compound of Chemical Formula 3 as defined above;

wherein each R11 and R12 is independently H (hydrogen), a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 straight or branched alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C20 alkenyl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C8 cycloalkyl group;

wherein x is an integer between 1 and 5,000,
wherein each m is an integer between 500 and 5,000,
wherein each n is an integer between 500 and 5,000;
wherein each p is an integer between 500 and 5,000;
wherein each q is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6; and
wherein R5 is from 30 to 70 wt % of the molecular mass of the copolymer of Chemical Formula 1.

US Pat. No. 9,219,264

SEPARATOR FOR RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY AND RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A separator for a rechargeable lithium battery, the separator comprising: a porous substrate; and a phase transition region
formed of a phase transition material directly on the porous substrate, wherein the phase transition material has an insulator-to-conductor
phase transition temperature of from about 67° C. to about 75° C., and the phase transition region is less than or equal to
about 10% of the porous substrate in area, and wherein the phase transition material is a phase transition material of vanadium
oxide (VO2) doped with tungsten.

US Pat. No. 9,077,023

CATHODE ACTIVE MATERIAL HAVING MANGANESE OXIDE AND BORON, CATHODE AND LITHIUM BATTERY INCLUDING CATHODE ACTIVE MATERIAL, AND METHOD OF PREPARING THE CATHODE ACTIVE MATERIAL

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A cathode active material comprising:
a lithium manganese oxide comprising primary particles having a diameter of 6 ?m to 10 ?m and which has a spinel structure
in which an X-ray diffraction (XRD) peak intensity ratio of I(111)/I(311) is about 1.0 or more; and

a boron element disposed on at least one position selected from the group consisting of inside the primary particles and on
surfaces of the primary particles,

wherein a specific surface area of the cathode active material is from about 0.2 m2/g to about 0.385 m2/g.

US Pat. No. 9,318,736

SECONDARY BATTERY

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A secondary battery comprising:
an electrode assembly;
a cap plate and a case accommodating the electrode assembly;
an electrode terminal protruding above the cap plate;
a current collecting member that electrically connects the electrode assembly to the electrode terminal; and
a fuse unit on the current collecting member and configured to block a current beyond a preset blocking point, wherein the
fuse unit comprises:

a fracture unit surrounding a through hole in the current collecting member; and
a blocking point control unit formed as a plurality of notches on the fracture unit, wherein the blocking point control unit
is on an inner surface of the fracture unit defining the through hole.

US Pat. No. 9,293,782

WINDER FOR ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY OF RECHARGEABLE BATTERY AND ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY MANUFACTURING METHOD USING THE SAME

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A winder for an electrode assembly of a rechargeable battery, comprising:
a nip roll catching and feeding a positive plate and a negative plate, and a separator wherein the nip roll defines a center;
a rotor disposed below the nip roll to rotate wherein the rotor defines a rotation center; and
a plurality of winding cores each defining a center arranged in the rotor at a regular interval in a rotation direction of
the rotor to rotate and move forward or backward from the rotor,

wherein plurality of winding cores have diameters selected so that the center of the nip roll,
the center of any one winding core among the plurality of winding cores, and
one outer surface of an electrode assembly of another winding core which is winding-completed having a pre-selected amount
of electrode assembly wound thereon

form a straight line
when the winding core interposed between the winding core that is winding completed and the nip roll is initiating winding.

US Pat. No. 9,269,984

ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY AND RECHARGEABLE BATTERY USING THE SAME

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. An electrode assembly comprising:
a positive electrode comprising a positive current collector and a positive active material on the positive current collector;
a negative electrode comprising a negative current collector and a negative active material on the negative current collector;
an outer electrode comprising an outer current collector and an outer active material on the outer current collector, one
of the positive electrode or the negative electrode being between the outer electrode and the other of the positive electrode
or the negative electrode;

an inner separator between the positive electrode and the negative electrode; and
an outer separator between the outer electrode and the one of the positive electrode or the negative electrode,
wherein the outer current collector comprises an outer surface facing away from the outer separator and an inner surface facing
toward the outer separator, and the outer active material is on both the outer surface and the inner surface,

wherein a thickness of the outer active material that is a total thickness of the outer active material on both the outer
surface and the inner surface is less than each of a thickness of the positive active material that is a total thickness of
the positive active material on both of opposite surfaces of the positive current collector and a thickness of the negative
active material that is a total thickness of the negative active material on both of opposite surfaces of the negative current
collector, and

wherein the positive electrode and the negative electrode are stacked with the inner separator and the outer separator at
an inner side of the outer electrode, and the one of the positive electrode or the negative electrode is stacked between the
outer separator and the inner separator.

US Pat. No. 9,300,016

BATTERY SYSTEM AND ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A battery system, comprising:
a master rack that includes a first battery pack and a master battery management system, the master battery management system
to control the first battery pack, and

a slave rack that includes a second battery pack and a slave battery management system, the slave battery management system
to control the second battery pack in response to a command from the master battery management system, and the slave battery
management system reporting information as to an operational state of the second battery pack, wherein the master battery
management system is to control the first battery pack after the master battery management system receives the information
from the slave battery management system, wherein:

the slave battery management system is to attempt to set the state of the second battery pack as an on state based on the
command from the master battery management system, and

a state of the first battery pack is to be set to an on state when the reporting information from the slave battery management
system indicates the attempt to set the state of the second battery pack as the on state was successful.

US Pat. No. 9,236,597

BATTERY PACK

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., G...

1. A battery pack, comprising:
a plurality of bare cells;
a protective circuit module having a thermistor; and
a case accommodating the bare cells and the protective circuit module therein, the case including a mounting portion having
the thermistor mounted thereon and a first rib portion,

wherein a separate space is formed between the mounting portion and the bare cells,
wherein the first rib portion is positioned in the separate space,
wherein the thermistor includes a head portion capable of sensing a temperature of at least one of the bare cells and a connection
portion electronically connected to the protective circuit module,

wherein the connection portion is capable of transmitting the sensed temperature to the protective circuit module,
wherein the first rib portion includes a plurality of ribs, and
wherein an interval between adjacent ribs in the plurality of ribs is smaller than the size of the head portion.

US Pat. No. 9,059,479

RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A rechargeable lithium battery comprising:
a positive electrode comprising a positive active material capable of intercalating and deintercalating lithium;
a negative electrode comprising a carbon-based negative active material and a water-soluble binder; and
a polymer electrolyte comprising a polymer, a non-aqueous organic solvent, and a lithium salt,
the polymer comprising a polymerization product of a first monomer represented by Chemical Formula 1 with a second monomer
selected from the group consisting of monomers represented by Chemical Formulae 2 to 7 and combinations thereof;

A-U—B  Chemical Formula 1
wherein U is a moiety of polyesterpolyol,
A and B are each CH2?CR—C(?O)—O—CH2CH2—NH—C(?O)—, wherein R is CH3;

CH2?CL1-C(?O)—O-M  Chemical Formula 2

CH2?CL1-O-M  Chemical Formula 3

CH2?CL1-O—C(?O)-M  Chemical Formula 4

CH2?CH—CH2—O-M  Chemical Formula 5

CH2?CH—S(?O)2-M  Chemical Formula 6

CH2?CL1-C(?O)—O—CH2CH2—NH—C(?O)—O-M  Chemical Formula 7

wherein, L1 is H, a C1 to C10 hydrocarbon, or a C6 to C10 aromatic hydrocarbon; and M is a C1 to C20 hydrocarbon, a C1 to C20 halogenated hydrocarbon, a C6 to C20 aromatic hydrocarbon, or a C6 to C20 halogenated aromatic hydrocarbon, and

wherein a weight ratio of the first monomer to the second monomer ranges from about 75:25 to about 61:39.

US Pat. No. 9,387,775

SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING DRIVING OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE AND METHOD OF THE SAME

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., G...

1. A system for controlling driving of an electric vehicle including a motor, the system comprising:
a battery configured to output a driving current to the motor;
a battery capacity calculator configured to determine the remaining battery capacity of the battery; and
a controller configured to limit the driving current to a predetermined current limit value or less when the remaining battery
capacity reaches a first predetermined value.

US Pat. No. 9,159,963

SECONDARY BATTERY HAVING FIRST AND SECOND NON-COATED PORTIONS

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., G...

1. A stacked-type electrode assembly comprising:
at least one first electrode plate comprising i) a first base material, ii) a first active material coating portion formed
on the first base material and coated with a first active material and iii) a first non-coated portion extending only from
shorter sides of the first active material coating portion;

at least one second electrode plate comprising i) a second base material, ii) a second active material coated portion formed
on the second base material and coated with a second active material and iii) a second non-coated portion extending only from
shorter sides of the second active material coating portion, wherein each of the first and second non-coated portions includes
first and second surfaces opposing each other, wherein only the second surfaces respectively contact the first and second
active material coating portions, wherein the first non-coated portion includes first and second ends respectively connecting
the first and second surfaces of the first non-coated portion, and wherein the second non-coated portion includes first and
second ends respectively connecting the first and second surfaces of the second non-coated portion;

at least one separator interposed between the first and second electrode plates;
a first tab portion including first and second sides opposing each other, wherein the first side of the first tab portion
directly extends from the first end of the first non-coated portion; and

a second tab portion including first and second sides opposing each other, wherein the second side of the second tab portion
directly extends from the second end of the second non-coated portion.

US Pat. No. 9,176,561

SMART BATTERY PACK SYSTEM CAPABLE OF PROVIDING POWER DURING ERRORS IN ITS FIRMWARE DATA

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., G...

1. A battery pack management system, comprising:
a server;
an external set device including a battery pack and a host device, the host device including a storage medium that receives
updated data of a predetermined program from the server via communication with the server and stores within the received updated
data, the battery pack comprises:

a battery cell;
a charge/discharge control unit that controls charging and discharging of the battery cell;
a microprocessor that controls driving of the charge/discharge control unit; and
a data communication unit that receives the updated data of the predetermined program from the storage medium and transmits
the received updated data to the microprocessor,

wherein upon errors being generated in product data and program data of the microprocessor, the microprocessor resets the
charge/discharge control unit and applies the updated data of the predetermined program to the charge/discharge control unit
while operating the charge/discharge control unit in a safety mode to safely operate the external set device until the charge/discharge
control unit is updated with the received updated data of the predetermined program.

US Pat. No. 9,153,813

SECONDARY BATTERY

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A secondary battery comprising:
a pouch;
an electrode assembly in the pouch, the electrode assembly comprising a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate and
a separator between the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate;

a first electrode tab and a second electrode tab extending from the electrode assembly, wherein a first portion of at least
one of the first electrode tab or the second electrode tab protruding from the pouch is non-planar along its length and a
second portion of the at least one of the first electrode tab or the second electrode tab protruding from the pouch is planar
along its length and contacts the pouch;

a first insulation tape and a second insulation tape between the first electrode tab and the pouch and between the second
electrode tab and the pouch, respectively,

wherein the first portion is farther from the pouch and a corresponding insulation tape of the first and second insulation
tapes than the second portion,

wherein the second portion directly contacts the corresponding insulation tape of the first and second insulation tapes, and
wherein the first portion is formed from one-half to two-thirds of the length from a distal end of the first and second electrode
tab, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,083,055

ELECTRODE WITH PLURAL ACTIVE MATERIAL LAYERS WITH DIFFERENT AMOUNTS OF CONDUCTIVE MATERIAL FOR RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY INCLUDING THE ELECTRODE

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., G...

1. An electrode for a rechargeable lithium battery, the electrode comprising:
a current collector; a first electrode composition layer formed directly on a first surface of the current collector; and
a second electrode composition layer farther than the first electrode composition layer from the current collector,
wherein each of the first and second electrode composition layers comprises an active material and a conductive material,
wherein the amount of the conductive material of the first electrode composition layer is different from the amount of the
conductive material of the second electrode composition layer, wherein the weight of the conductive material of the first
electrode composition layer is greater than the weight of the active material of the first electrode composition layer, and

wherein the second electrode composition layer further comprises about 4 wt % to about 10 wt % of a binder,
wherein the first electrode composition layer is further formed at least directly on a second surface of the current collector,
wherein the first and second surfaces are opposing each other, and wherein the second electrode composition layer is formed
directly on opposing surfaces of the first electrode composition layer farther than the first electrode composition layer
from the current collector,

wherein the electrode further comprises:
an additional first electrode composition layer formed on opposing surfaces of the second electrode composition layer farther
than the second electrode composition layer from the current collector, wherein the additional first electrode composition
layer has the same wt % of conductive material as the first electrode composition layer; and

an additional second electrode composition layer formed on opposing surfaces of the additional first electrode composition
layer farther than the additional first electrode composition layer from the current collector, wherein the additional second
electrode composition layer has the same wt % of conductive material as the second electrode composition layer.

US Pat. No. 9,263,765

CYCLOTRIPHOSPHAZENE COMPOUND, METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME, ELECTROLYTE FOR LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY INCLUDING THE CYCLOTRIPHOSPHAZENE COMPOUND, AND LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY INCLUDING THE ELECTROLYTE

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A cyclotriphosphazene compound comprising a fluorinated cyclotriphosphazene compound having at least one fluorine atom
substituted with a group represented by Formula 1:
*A-[B—CN]x  [Formula 1]

A being a heteroatom having an unshared electron pair;
* representing a binding site for bonding the group represented by Formula 1 to a phosphorus (P) atom of the fluorinated cyclotriphosphazene
compound;

B being a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C5 alkylene group; and
x being 1 or 2.

US Pat. No. 9,263,774

METAL TAB AND SECONDARY BATTERY USING THE SAME

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A metal tab connected to an electrode terminal of a bare cell through an accommodating groove formed in a protection circuit
board (PCB) substrate, the metal tab comprising:
a terminal contact portion connected to the electrode terminal, extending in a first direction and inserted into the accommodating
groove;

sidewalls extending from opposing sides of the terminal contact portion, in a second direction that is substantially perpendicular
to the first direction;

wing portions extending outward from the sidewalls, in the first direction, so as to be seated on the upper surface of the
PCB substrate, portions of the wing portions contacting the PCB substrate having widths greater than the sidewalls; and

bent portions disposed between the sidewalls and the wing portions, the bent portions being curved, so as to protrude away
from the terminal contact portion, above the wing portions,

wherein the metal tab includes notches formed where the terminal contact portions contact the sidewalls.

US Pat. No. 9,190,672

TUBULAR SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL INCLUDING EXTERNAL CURRENT COLLECTOR WITH PLURALITY OF CONNECTION PORTIONS

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A fuel cell comprising:
a plurality of tubular unit cells each comprising:
a first electrode layer, an electrolyte layer, and a second electrode layer, stacked radially in a direction from a center
axis to an outer region thereof;

an internal current collector in an interior of the unit cell; and
an external current collector arranged at an outer circumferential surface of the unit cell, the external current collector
comprising at least one first wire extending along a lengthwise direction of the center axis on a first side of the outer
circumferential surface and including a plurality of first connecting portions defined by respective end portions of the at
least one first wire, and at least one second wire extending along the lengthwise direction on a second side of the outer
circumferential surface and including a plurality of second connecting portions defined by respective end portions of the
at least one second wire, each of the first connecting portions and the second connecting portions being configured to electrically
connect between the unit cell and at least one another unit cell of the plurality of unit cells,

wherein the first connecting portions of the at least one first wire of a first unit cell of the plurality of unit cells are
connected to the second connecting portions of a second unit cell of the plurality of unit cells to form electrical paths
therebetween, and the second connecting portions of the at least one second wire of the first unit cell of the plurality of
unit cells are connected to the first connecting portions of a third unit cell of the plurality of unit cells to form electrical
paths therebetween.

US Pat. No. 9,356,287

NEGATIVE ACTIVE MATERIAL, NEGATIVE ELECTRODE AND LITHIUM BATTERY INCLUDING THE NEGATIVE ACTIVE MATERIAL, AND METHOD OF PREPARING THE NEGATIVE ACTIVE MATERIAL

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A negative active material comprising a silicon-based alloy comprising silicon nanoparticles dispersed in an alloy matrix,
the alloy matrix comprising Si3Al3Fe2 and Si2Fe, wherein the ratio of the sum of the atomic fractions of Si, Al, and Fe as Si3Al3Fe2 to the sum of the atomic fractions of Si and Fe as Si2Fe is about 2 to about 12.

US Pat. No. 9,300,014

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY PACK

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A rechargeable battery pack comprising:
a plurality of unit cells for forming a rechargeable battery by providing an electrode assembly to a pouch wherein the pouch
defines a terrace and the terrace includes a vertical unit that is disposed on the terrace and that is disposed closely between
a terrace of one unit cell and a terrace of another unit cell from among neighboring units cells and wherein the vertical
unit is formed to have a length that is less than a width of a terrace that is set in a direction in which the lead tab is
drawn out of the terrace and wherein the vertical unit extends in a first direction;

a protection circuit module electrically connected to the unit cells; and
a connector connected to the protection circuit module;
wherein the protection circuit module includes:
a serial protection circuit for connecting the unit cells in series, and
a parallel protection circuit for connecting the unit cells in parallel wherein the protection circuit module further includes
a switching unit for selectively connecting the serial protection circuit and the parallel protection circuit to the connector
and wherein the switching unit is a manual switching unit that is positioned on an exposed surface of the protection circuit
module mounted adjacent the vertical unit so as to be interposed between the serial protection circuit and the parallel protection
circuit and so as to be aligned with the vertical unit in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 9,172,079

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A rechargeable battery, comprising:
a case having an interior and an exterior;
an electrode assembly having a first electrode and a second electrode, the electrode assembly being disposed in the interior
of the case,

an electrode terminal, the electrode terminal including a short circuit tab at the exterior of the case;
an electrode connection portion, the electrode connection portion being electrically connected to the electrode terminal through
a fuse portion, the fuse portion being positioned between and extending between the electrode connection portion and the electrode
terminal, wherein:

the first electrode is electrically connected to the electrode connection portion, and
the first electrode, the electrode connection portion, and the short circuit tab are electrically insulated from the second
electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,466,898

CONNECTION TERMINAL

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A connection terminal comprising:
a conductive plate comprising a connection unit that extends in a first direction and an extension unit coupled to the connection
unit and extending from one side of the connection unit in the first direction; and

a connection cable electrically connected to the conductive plate,
wherein the conductive plate further comprises a damping portion formed as a part of the extension unit and bent to protrude
along a second direction that intersects the first direction so as to damp forces propagating in the first direction;

wherein the damping portion comprises:
a first portion extending along a direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction;
a second portion disposed substantially parallel to the first portion; and
a third portion connecting one end of the first portion and one end of the second portion, and bent with respect to the first
and second portions.

US Pat. No. 9,219,272

SECONDARY PARTICLE AND LITHIUM BATTERY INCLUDING SECONDARY PARTICLE

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A secondary particle consisting of a plurality of primary particles, each of the plurality of primary particles having
a structure in which n polycyclic nano-sheets are stacked upon one another along a direction perpendicular with respect to
a first plane, wherein:
each of the polycyclic nano-sheets comprises hexagonal rings of six carbon atoms linked to each other, the hexagonal rings
being fused to one another and arranged on the first plane,

n is an integer from 2 to 100,
a first carbon and a second carbon are selected from the n polycyclic nano-sheets to satisfy the condition L1?L2, the first
carbon and the second carbon being two carbons with the largest distance therebetween from among all carbons in the n polycyclic
nano-sheets,

L1 denotes a distance between the first carbon and the second carbon,
L2 denotes a distance between a third carbon and a fourth carbon arbitrarily selected from the n polycyclic nano-sheets, the
third and fourth carbons being neither identical to each other nor the same as the first and second carbons,

in a three dimensional (3D) x, y, and z coordinate system, the second carbon is located at B(a, b, c) with respect to the
first carbon located at the origin A(0, 0, 0),

a and b are each independently about 10 ?m or less, and c is about 1 nm to about 20 nm, wherein the secondary particle is
an agglomeration of the plurality of primary particles and further comprises pores being empty spaces between the primary
particles,

wherein the secondary particle has pores therein,
wherein the secondary particle has a porosity in a range of about 2% to about 40%, and
wherein the secondary particle is of a sphere- or egg-type.

US Pat. No. 9,190,636

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A rechargeable battery, comprising:
an electrode assembly having a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate, and a separator;
a first terminal electrically connected to the first electrode plate;
a case accommodating the electrode assembly and the first terminal; and
a cap assembly sealing the case, wherein the first terminal includes:
a first collector plate electrically connected to the first electrode plate of the electrode assembly and accommodated in
the case,

a first electrode terminal exposed to a top surface of the cap assembly, the first electrode terminal having a first terminal
hole passing through a top surface and a bottom surface of the first electrode terminal, and

a first connection terminal having a first side electrically connected to the first electrode terminal and a second side electrically
connected to the first collector plate, the first connection terminal having a fuse region including at least one first fuse
hole, wherein the fuse region including the at least one first fuse hole is to melt when a predetermined current flows through
first connection terminal, the first electrode terminal to be disconnected from the first collector plate when the fuse region
melts.

US Pat. No. 9,065,113

SECONDARY BATTERY WITH FILM COVERING SAFETY VENT

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A secondary battery, comprising:
a case configured to accommodate an electrode assembly;
a cap plate sealing the case;
a safety vent in the cap plate, the safety vent being integral with the cap plate and having a thickness smaller than a thickness
of the cap plate; and

a film unit disposed directly on the cap plate, the film unit including:
a first film unit covering the safety vent and consisting of transparent material, the first film unit including a break line,
the first film unit being detachable from the case along the break line, the break line being a punch dotted line at regular
intervals penetrating and surrounding at least a part of the first film unit,

a second film unit extending from the first film unit, the second film unit being adhered to the case, and
an adhesive material on the second film unit, the adhesive material being on a surface of the second film unit facing the
cap plate, and no adhesive material being on a surface of the first film unit facing the safety vent.

US Pat. No. 9,397,323

CYLINDER TYPE SECONDARY BATTERY

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., G...

1. A cylindrical secondary battery, comprising:
a cylindrical can;
an electrode assembly housed in the can;
a cap assembly comprising a safety vent electrically coupled to the electrode assembly, and a cap up disposed on the safety
vent; and

a gasket comprising three surfaces that at least partially surround the cap up and the safety vent,
wherein the cap up comprises a terminal portion and a peripheral portion, and the safety vent interrupts current and discharges
gas from the battery, when an internal pressure of the battery is increased,

wherein the peripheral portion comprises a region surrounded by the three surfaces of the gasket, and wherein the region of
the peripheral portion is thinner than the terminal portion of the cap up.

US Pat. No. 9,356,263

LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY INCLUDING A GASKET HAVING AN ADHESIVE LAYER

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A lithium secondary battery, comprising:
an electrode assembly;
a cylindrical can configured to retain the electrode assembly;
a cap assembly coupled to a top opening of the cylindrical can;
an electrolyte disposed in the cylindrical can; and
a gasket between the cap assembly and the cylindrical can,
wherein the gasket, an entire thickness of which is a reaction product of the electrolyte and oriented polystyrene, contacts
bottom and side surfaces of the cap assembly and contacts the cylindrical can, and

wherein the electrolyte includes a carbonate.

US Pat. No. 9,246,199

BATTERY PACK

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A battery pack comprising:
a plurality of battery cells arranged side-by-side;
a lead plate electrically connecting the plurality of battery cells;
a protection circuit module electrically connected with the lead plate; and
a temperature sensor electrically connected with the protection circuit module to measure the temperature of the plurality
of battery cells,

wherein each of the plurality of conductive lead plates comprises a plurality of levels that are arranged in substantially
parallel planes interconnected by an interconnecting level that extends between the substantially parallel planes and wherein
each of the plurality of lead plates has a hole formed in the interconnecting level into which the temperature sensor is inserted,
for fixing the position of the temperature sensor,

wherein the lead plate comprises a plurality of conductive plates electrically connecting two of the plurality of battery
cells that are positioned side-by-side and an insulation film enclosing and connecting the plurality of conductive plates
and

wherein each of the plurality of conductive plates comprises a welding portion exposed from the insulation film so as to be
electrically connected with an electrode terminal of one of the plurality of battery cells, the welding portion including
one pair of welding terminals spaced apart from each other, and

wherein each of the plurality of conductive plate comprises a bypass portion which bypasses the one pair of welding terminals
and electrically connects the one pair of welding terminals.

US Pat. No. 9,196,893

SECONDARY BATTERY

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A secondary battery comprising:
a case including an accommodation space therein:
an electrode assembly housed in the case, the electrode assembly comprising a coating portion, a first electrode including
a first non-coating portion, and a second electrode including a second non-coating portion;

a short circuit induction member comprising a plate shaped penetration part electrically connected to at least one of the
first or second non-coating portions; and

a cap plate sealing the case,
wherein the short circuit induction member further comprises a contact maintaining part having an electrical resistance greater
than the penetration part and extending along a longitudinal direction of the electrode assembly, the contact maintaining
part comprising a first contact maintaining part attached to and tightly contacting a first surface of the penetration part
and a second contact maintaining part attached to and tightly contacting a second surface of the penetration part opposite
the first surface of the penetration part.

US Pat. No. 9,153,513

EPOXY RESIN COMPOSITION AND SEMICONDUCTOR APPARATUS PREPARED USING THE SAME

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. An epoxy resin composition, comprising:
an inorganic filler;
an epoxy resin; and
a curing agent,
wherein:
the inorganic filler has an average particle diameter D50 from about 2 ?m to about 10 ?m, an average particle diameter D10
of about 3 ?m or less, and an average particle diameter D90 from about 6 ?m to about 15 ?m, and

in the inorganic filler, inorganic filler particles having a particle diameter of about 25 ?m or more constitute about 0.1
wt % or less of the inorganic filler.

US Pat. No. 9,455,425

BATTERY MODULE

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A battery module comprising:
a plurality of rechargeable batteries adjacently arranged along a first direction;
end plates located at and parallel to outer sides of outermost ones of the plurality of rechargeable batteries, the outer
sides being orthogonal to the first direction;

fixing members extending lengthwise along the first direction and fixed to the end plates, each of the fixing members being
bent at a side end in a direction away from and parallel to the end plates to form a support step protruding from the side
end that is parallel to the end plate;

reinforcement members being separate from the fixing members and each of the reinforcement members contacting an outer surface
of a corresponding one of the fixing members, the outer surface extending along the first direction; and

a plurality of fasteners fixing the fixing members and the reinforcement members to the end plates, the plurality of fasteners
extending along a direction parallel to the end plates;

wherein each of the plurality of fasteners penetrates through a corresponding one of the reinforcement members, a corresponding
one of the fixing members, and a corresponding one of the end plates, and

wherein one of the reinforcement members directly contacts the support step of a corresponding one of the fixing members.

US Pat. No. 9,437,846

SECONDARY BATTERY

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A secondary battery comprising:
an electrode assembly;
a case housing the electrode assembly and having a case opening;
a cap plate substantially sealing the case opening;
a first terminal plate on the cap plate;
a first collector terminal coupling the electrode assembly to the first terminal plate;
a seal gasket between the first collector terminal and the cap plate; and
an insulating member between the first terminal plate and the cap plate, wherein the seal gasket extends between the insulating
member and a protruding portion of the first terminal plate along a direction perpendicular to a top surface of the cap plate,
and

wherein the first collector terminal comprises:
a lower terminal adjacent the electrode assembly, and
an upper terminal adjacent the first terminal plate, the upper terminal comprising a first metal different from a second metal
of the lower terminal, and contacting the lower terminal at an interface between the first metal and the second metal, and

wherein the seal gasket covers at least a portion of a side surface of the interface between the first metal and the second
metal.

US Pat. No. 9,269,985

RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., G...

1. A separator for a rechargeable lithium battery, comprising:
a polymer substrate; and
a coating layer comprising a hydroxide compound disposed on the polymer substrate
wherein the hydroxide compound comprises Al(OH)3, Mg(OH)2, Ti(OH)4, or Si(OH)4, or a combination thereof and is present in the coating layer at 50 wt % to 90 wt % based on the entire weight of the coating
layer; and

wherein the coating layer is positioned between the polymer substrate and an active material layer in the rechargeable lithium
battery.

US Pat. No. 9,172,259

APPARATUS FOR MANAGING BATTERY, AND ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., G...

1. A battery management system, configured to manage a battery comprising first and second battery cells, the battery management
system comprising:
a measurement circuit, configured to determine a parameter of each of the battery cells; and
a controller configured to determine whether to balance the battery cells based at least in part on the determined parameter
and a factor representing a degree of use of each of the battery cells, wherein the controller is further configured to balance
the battery cells based on whether the battery cells are to be balanced.

US Pat. No. 9,356,283

POSITIVE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY AND RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., G...

1. A positive active material for a rechargeable lithium battery, comprising:
a first positive active material,wherein the first positive active material is LiCoO2;

a second positive active material including LiaMn1-xMxO2 (M is selected from Co, Ni, Fe, Cu, V, Si, Al, Sn, Pb, Sn, Ti, Sr, Mg, Ca or a combination thereof; x is 0?x <1.0; and a is
0.9?a?1.1); and

activated carbon as a third positive active material, wherein the third positive active material is included in an amount
of about 1 wt % to about 30 wt % based on 100 wt % of positive active material.

US Pat. No. 9,231,416

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETECTING FAILURE OF BATTERY

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

8. A method for detecting a failure of a battery, comprising:
generating cell internal pressure patterns, cell voltage patterns, and cell temperature patterns of normal states by measuring
internal pressures, cell voltages, and cell temperatures of a plurality of battery cells included in the battery for a period
of time when the battery is normally charged and discharged;

setting normal ranges of the internal pressures, the cell voltages, and the cell temperatures of the battery cells respectively
according to the cell internal pressure patterns, the cell voltage patterns, and the cell temperature patterns of the normal
states;

receiving internal pressure data of each of the plurality of battery cells from a cell internal pressure sensor, cell voltage
data from a voltage sensor, and cell temperature data from a temperature sensor;

comparing the internal pressure data with the cell internal pressure patterns of the normal state, and determining whether
the internal pressure is below a lower limit of the normal range of the internal pressure of the battery cell;

comparing the cell voltage data with the cell voltage patterns of the normal state and the cell temperature data with the
cell temperature patterns of the normal state, and determining whether the cell voltage and the cell temperature are respectively
in the normal ranges; and

determining a corresponding battery cell from among the plurality of battery cells of which the internal pressure is below
the lower limit of the normal range of the internal pressure of the battery cell and the cell voltage and the cell temperature
are respectively in the normal ranges as a failed cell having a mechanical defect,

wherein the lower limit is atmospheric pressure and the mechanical defect is a leak.

US Pat. No. 9,166,210

CASE FOR SECONDARY BATTERY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING CASE

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A case for a secondary battery, the case comprising:
a body configured to accommodate an electrode assembly and composed of a conductive material;
an oxide film on the body, the oxide film being on two oppositely facing-away surfaces of the body; and
a colored sealing layer on the oxide film, the colored sealing layer comprising a dye to provide the color of the colored
sealing layer,

wherein the colored sealing layer is on two oppositely facing-away surfaces of the body,
wherein the colored sealing layer is composed of organic materials having a plurality of colors to provide the colored sealing
layer with the plurality of colors or a plurality of patterns,

wherein:
the body comprises an aluminum plate composed of aluminum or an aluminum alloy, and
the oxide film is an aluminum oxide film formed on the aluminum plate by electrochemically treating the aluminum plate in
a state where the aluminum plate is immersed in an adipic acid solution,

wherein the electrochemical treatment in the adipic acid solution is performed in which:
molarity of the adipic acid solution is in a range from about 0.5 M to about 1.5 M;
processing temperature is in a range from about 60° C. to about 80° C.; and
processing voltage is in a range from about 100 V to about 150 V
wherein the aluminum plate is mechanically hardened by thickening the aluminum oxide film with an electrochemical treatment
in a boric acid solution

wherein the electrochemical treatment in the boric acid solution is performed in which:
molarity of the boric acid solution is in a range from about 0.5 M to about 2.0 M;
processing temperature is in a range from about 60° C. to about 80° C.; and
processing voltage is in a range from about 250 V to about 500 V,
wherein the oxide film is configured to increase mechanical Vickers hardness of the case, and the colored sealing layer is
configured to fill pores of the oxide film,

wherein the Vickers hardness of the case is configured to be from about 350 Hv to about 450 Hv.

US Pat. No. 9,735,076

EPOXY RESIN COMPOSITION FOR ENCAPSULATING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE ENCAPSULATED BY THE SAME

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. An epoxy resin composition for encapsulating a semiconductor device, the composition comprising:
a base resin;
a filler;
a colorant; and
a thermochromic pigment, wherein:
a color of the thermochromic pigment is irreversibly changed when a temperature thereof exceeds a predetermined temperature,
and

the thermochromic pigment is a metal oxalate pigment.

US Pat. No. 9,299,972

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY WITH SEPARATING MEMBER BETWEEN CURRENT COLLECTOR AND BATTERY CASE

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD, Yo...

1. A battery, comprising:
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 having a flange interposed between the cap
plate and the current collector, the terminal being electrically coupled to the current collector; and

a separating member, the separating member being electrically insulating, the separating member having a protrusion portion,
a body portion, and a fixing plate, the protrusion portion having an opening through which the terminal flange passes and
being fixed to the cap plate, 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, and the fixing plate extending from the separating member beyond the
current collector and into a center region of the electrode assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,257,694

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY HAVING A LEAD TAB WITH INJECTION MATERIAL

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A rechargeable battery, comprising:
an electrode assembly that performs a charge and discharge operation;
a case that houses the electrode assembly;
a cap plate coupled to an opening of the case;
an electrode terminal installed in the cap plate; and
a lead tab that connects the electrode assembly to the electrode terminal,
wherein the lead tab includes:
a current collecting connection portion that is connected to the electrode assembly;
a terminal connection portion that is bent from the current collecting connection portion to be connected to the electrode
terminal; and

an injection material that embeds the terminal connection portion in which a fuse is formed, the fuse between a first hole
and a second hole in the terminal connection portion, and wherein the injection material includes an exposing hole therein,
the exposing hole overlapping and exposing at least a portion of the fuse.

US Pat. No. 9,246,195

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., G...

1. A rechargeable battery comprising:
first and second battery cells facing each other; and
a case comprising first and second insertion portions, into which the first and second battery cells are respectively partially
inserted, and a circuit accommodator formed between the first and second insertion portions and accommodating a protection
circuit configured to control charging and discharging operations of the first and second battery cells,

wherein a main surface of the protection circuit and main surfaces of the first and second battery cells face the same upward-downward
direction,

wherein the circuit accommodator comprises:
a main body integrally extending from the first and second insertion portions; and
a cover coupled to the main body to form an accommodation space with the main body, and
wherein the rechargeable battery further comprises a single sheet covering top and bottom surfaces of the first and second
battery cells and the cover, and

wherein only upper portions of the first and second battery cells, facing each other, are respectively partially inserted
into the first and second insertions portions of the case.

US Pat. No. 9,099,726

SECONDARY BATTERY AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A secondary battery comprising:
a battery cell comprising at least a first cell tab; and
a protective circuit module (PCM) comprising:
a circuit board comprising an upwardly exposed external terminal;
a first terminal disposed below the circuit board and contacting the circuit board, wherein the first terminal has one end
directly connected to the first cell tab;

a second terminal disposed below the circuit board and contacting the circuit board,
wherein the second terminal has one end connected to the circuit board; and
a positive temperature coefficient (PTC) device disposed between the first terminal and the second terminal,
wherein the PTC device is disposed below the circuit board and adjacent to a top surface of the battery cell.

US Pat. No. 9,437,901

ADDITIVE FOR ELECTROLYTE AND ELECTROLYTE AND RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. An electrolyte for a rechargeable lithium battery, comprising:
a lithium salt,
a non-aqueous organic solvent, and
a first additive represented by the following Chemical Formula 1:

wherein,
R1and R2 are independently C1 to C10 alkyl groups including at least one halogen,

L1to L2 are independently a single bond or a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C10 alkylene group,

L3 is a single bond or a substituted or unsubstituted C1 alkylene group, and

R3 is a cyano group or a C1 to C10 alkyl group including at least one cyano group.

US Pat. No. 9,337,457

BATTERY ASSEMBLY WITH COOLING

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A battery assembly comprising:
a housing having a top, sides, and a bottom;
a first battery pack in the housing; and
a second battery pack in the housing, the second battery pack being spaced from the first battery pack with a first flow path
therebetween,

wherein a second flow path is between the battery packs and an inner surface of the housing,
wherein either the first flow path gradually narrows, or the second flow path gradually widens, in a flow direction of coolant
to enable natural convection,

wherein the housing and the battery packs are adapted for the coolant to circulate between the first and second flow paths,
and

wherein a distance between an upper surface of the first or second battery pack and the inner surface of the top of the housing
is smaller near a center of the housing than near an edge of the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,325,006

METHOD FOR PREPARING POSITIVE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY, POSITIVE ACTIVE MATERIAL PREPARED THEREBY, AND LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A method for preparing a positive active material for a lithium ion secondary battery, the method consisting of:
obtaining a mixture by mixing at least one lithium containing compound selected from the group consisting of lithium hydroxide,
lithium carbonate, lithium nitrate and lithium acetate and at least one metal oxide selected from the group consisting of
NiCO3, NiO, CoCO3, CO3O4, MnO2, and Mn2O3;

distributing powder of at least one lithium containing compound selected from the group consisting of lithium hydroxide, lithium
carbonate, lithium nitrate and lithium acetate into a furnace; and

heat treating the mixture in the furnace, wherein a thermal decomposition temperature of the lithium containing compound powder
distributed into the furnace is lower than that of the lithium containing compound mixed with the metal oxide.

US Pat. No. 9,293,743

BATTERY PACK

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., G...

1. A battery pack, comprising:
a bare cell from which an electrode terminal protrudes;
a circuit module disposed above the electrode terminal;
a positive temperature coefficient (PTC) unit disposed between the bare cell and the circuit module, the PTC unit being electrically
connected to the bare cell and the circuit module; and

an electrode lead plate having one side contacting the electrode terminal and another side contacting the PTC unit, the electrode
lead plate having a top surface contacting a bottom surface of the circuit module,

wherein, when the battery pack is viewed in a direction along which the electrode terminal protrudes from the bare cell, all
of the electrode terminal and the circuit module and the electrode lead plate overlap each other in at least one point, and
in the at least one point, the electrode lead plate is in immediate contact with the circuit module and the electrode terminal,
and

wherein an electrical conductive pattern is not provided on the circuit module at a portion where the circuit module contacts
the electrode lead plate.

US Pat. No. 9,236,609

POSITIVE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY, METHOD OF PREPARING SAME, AND RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY INCLUDING SAME

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A positive active material for a rechargeable lithium battery, comprising a nickel-based composite oxide represented by
the following Chemical Formula 1,
wherein the nickel-based composite oxide comprises an over lithiated oxide and non-continuous portions of a lithium nickel
cobalt manganese oxide on a surface of the over lithiated oxide,

wherein an atomic weight ratio of Ni:Mn of the over lithiated oxide is in a range of about 1:1 to about 2:1,
wherein an atomic weight ratio of Ni:Mn of the lithium nickel cobalt manganese oxide is in a range of about 3:1 to about 4:1:
LiaNibCocMndO2  Chemical Formula 1

wherein, 1 wherein the manganese and nickel components of the nickel-based composite oxide have a structural concentration gradient such
that the nickel-based composite oxide has a higher concentration of nickel at a surface than at an interior.

US Pat. No. 9,520,621

METHOD FOR DETECTING A TRIGGERING OF A SECURITY DEVICE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for identifying triggering of a safety device, wherein the safety device is associated with a battery cell and
is triggered when there is a safety-critical situation in the battery cell, comprising:
detecting an actual time profile of a voltage of the battery cell;
determining an expected time profile of the voltage using a model;
comparing the actual time profile of the voltage with the expected time profile of the voltage by comparing an actual change
in the voltage over time with an expected change in the voltage over time; and

making a decision, on the basis of the comparison, as to whether the safety device has been triggered, the decision being
made that the safety device has been triggered when the actual change in the voltage over time deviates by more than a predefined
amount from the expected change in the voltage over time.

US Pat. No. 9,356,274

ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY AND RECHARGEABLE BATTERY USING THE SAME

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. An electrode assembly, comprising:
a positive electrode including a positive electrode current collector and a positive electrode active material layer on the
positive electrode current collector;

a negative electrode including a negative electrode current collector and a negative electrode active material layer on the
negative electrode current collector; and

a separator between the positive and negative electrodes, the separator including a heat-resistive unit and a lubrication
unit, the heat-resistive unit having a heat-resistive material, and the lubrication unit having a friction coefficient that
is lower than that of the heat-resistive unit,

wherein the lubrication unit is at an inner front end of the separator, the lubrication unit extending beyond an inner front
end of each of the positive and negative electrodes, the inner front ends of the separator, positive electrode, and negative
electrodes facing a same direction, and

wherein a portion of the heat-resistive unit of the separator extends beyond the inner front end of each of the positive and
negative electrodes along a winding direction of the electrode assembly, the lubrication unit extending beyond an edge of
the heat-resistive unit along the winding direction of the electrode assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,324,975

CARD BATTERY HAVING SMART CARD FUNCTIONS

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., G...

1. A card battery having a smart card function, comprising:
a battery cell, wherein the battery cell is a bare cell comprising first and second electrode tabs, an electrode assembly,
and a pouch surrounding the electrode assembly;

a protection circuit module comprising first and second lead plates respectively electrically coupled to the first and second
electrode tabs of the battery cell;

a frame receiving the battery cell and protection circuit module;
a first cover provided on the frame;
a second cover provided under the frame; and
an IC chip is provided on the first or second cover and connected to the protection circuit module,
wherein the protection circuit module comprises:
a substrate;
a protection circuit unit provided on the substrate; and
a charging/discharging terminal that is provided on the substrate and electrically coupled to the protection circuit unit,
wherein an upper surface of the charging/discharging terminal is lower than an upper surface of the first cover,
wherein the protection circuit module operates and processes information with the IC chip,
wherein the protection circuit module further comprises an insulation layer provided on the substrate and abuts the side surface
of the charging/discharging terminal,

wherein the upper surface of the charging/discharging terminal is lower than an upper surface of the insulation layer,
wherein the protection circuit module comprises a terminal cover configured to be opened when the charging/discharging terminal
is connected to an electronic device,

wherein the electrode assembly comprises:
a first electrode plate;
a second electrode plate; and
a separator, and
wherein the electrode assembly is formed by interposing the separator between the first and second electrode plates and winding
them together in a jelly-roll type.

US Pat. No. 9,299,970

JELLY-ROLL TYPE BATTERY UNIT AND WINDING METHOD THEREOF AND LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY COMPRISING THE SAME

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A battery unit comprising:
a first electrode plate having a first electrode current collector with a first electrode tab, and a first electrode active
material layer coated on at least one surface of the first electrode current collector;

a second electrode plate having a second electrode current collector with a second electrode tab, and a second electrode active
material layer coated on at least one surface of the second electrode current collector;

a separator that is interposed between the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate; and
an insulating tape adhered to inner and outer surfaces of the first electrode tab, wherein,
the first electrode tab is formed by folding a cut portion of an uncoated area of the first electrode current collector toward
an upper edge thereof,

the cut portion is defined by a portion of a lower edge of the first electrode current collector, a portion of a side edge
of the first electrode current collector that extends from the lower edge, a cut that begins at the lower edge and extends
along more than half of a width of the first electrode current collector, and a fold extending from the side edge to the cut,

the insulating tape comprises a cut tape portion and a straight tape portion,
the cut tape portion is between the first electrode tab and the first electrode current collector and is folded with the cut
portion, and

the first electrode tab extends past the upper edge of the first electrode current collector, is disposed at substantially
the center of the battery unit, at an innermost layer of the battery unit, and partially overlaps and faces the second electrode
tab.

US Pat. No. 9,263,902

BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND BATTERY PACK HAVING THE SAME

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., G...

1. A battery management system comprising:
a charge/discharge circuit electrically connected to a battery and comprising a charging circuit path, a discharging circuit
path, and a common circuit path shared by the charging circuit path and the discharging circuit path;

an output terminal unit including a positive terminal and a negative terminal in the discharging circuit path, the positive
terminal and the negative terminal being electrically connected to each other through an electric motor;

a discharge switch unit in the discharging circuit path and configured to control a current flow through the discharging circuit
path by open-circuiting or short-circuiting the discharging circuit path;

a charge switch unit in the charging circuit path and configured to control a current flow through the charging circuit path
by open-circuiting or close-circuiting the charging circuit path;

a first resistor in the common circuit path; and
a controller configured to detect a voltage across the battery and to detect a current flow through the first resistor during
charging and discharging of the battery by controlling the discharge switch unit and the charge switch unit, the controller
further configured to control an amount of the current flow through the first resistor in response to a change in the voltage
across the battery by controlling a pulse width modulation (PWM) duty ratio of the discharge switch unit to supply a substantially
constant amount of power to the electric motor.

US Pat. No. 9,240,578

SECONDARY BATTERY

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A secondary battery comprising:
an electrode assembly comprising a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate and a separator interposed between the
first and second electrode plates wherein the electrode assembly defines an outer perimeter;

an electrolyte; and
a battery case, the battery case comprising:
a first portion having a bottom surface with edges that has side walls extending from the edges of the bottom surface in a
direction that is perpendicular to the plane of the bottom surface that defines an interior space and a plurality of lateral
surfaces having an end at the end of the side walls;

a second portion that is separate from the first portion having a bottom surface edges that has side walls extending from
the edges of the bottom surface in a direction that is perpendicular to the plane of the bottom surface that defines an interior
space and a plurality of lateral surfaces having an end at the end of the side walls wherein the first and second portions
define an enclosed space that receives the electrode assembly and wherein the ends of the lateral surfaces of the first and
second portion surround the entire outer perimeter of electrode assembly; and

an adhesive layer that contacts a surface of the end of the lateral surfaces of the first portion and a surface of the end
of the lateral surfaces of the second portion wherein first portion and the second portion of the battery case are coupled
to each other only via the adhesive that is interposed between the surface of the first portion and the surface of the second
portion and so that the adhesive layer surrounds the entire outer perimeter of the electrode assembly within the interior
space and adheres the ends of the lateral surfaces of the first and second portions together;

wherein the first and second portions of the battery case are combined so as to collectively enclose the electrode assembly
and contact the electrolyte, and the electrolyte and the electrode assembly are accommodated in a space provided by combination
of the first and second portions, wherein the adhesive layer is continuous between the first and second portions and wherein
the ends of the lateral surfaces of the first and second portions of the battery case that contact the adhesive are positioned
so as to be positioned inward of the outer surfaces of the first and second portions of the battery case.

US Pat. No. 9,240,581

BATTERY UNIT AND BATTERY MODULE USING THE SAME

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd, Yo...

1. A battery unit comprising:
a case accommodating an electrode assembly and having an opening;
a cap plate covering the opening, the cap plate having a terminal insertion portion;
a terminal member inserted into the case through the terminal insertion portion from an exterior of the case and coupled to
the electrode assembly, the terminal member comprising a terminal portion extending in a major side direction of the cap plate
at an exterior of the cap plate and being separated from an upper surface of the cap plate;

a fixing member in the terminal insertion portion and fixing the terminal member to the cap plate, the fixing member comprising
injection-molded plastic resin in the terminal insertion portion and surrounding the terminal member; and

a support member coupled to the cap plate and supporting the terminal portion with respect to the cap plate, the support member
comprising:

a lower support portion supported by the upper surface of the cap plate;
an upper support portion comprising a rib extending upwardly from the lower support portion and supporting a lower surface
of the terminal portion; and

a first position restriction portion extending above an upper surface of the rib of the upper support portion,
wherein the terminal portion comprises a leading end surface supporting the first position restriction portion.

US Pat. No. 9,209,449

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY WITH FUSE PART AND AUXILIARY DISCHARGE PATH

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A rechargeable battery comprising:
an electrode assembly comprising a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator between the first and second electrodes;
a case housing the electrode assembly;
a cap plate covering an opening of the case;
an electrode terminal extending through the cap plate;
a lead tab connecting the electrode terminal and the electrode assembly and including a fuse part between the electrode assembly
and the electrode terminal, the fuse part defining a first discharge path therethrough; and

an auxiliary discharge path between the electrode assembly and the electrode terminal and between opposite sides of the fuse
part and having a second electrical resistance value greater than a first electrical resistance value of the first discharge
path of the fuse part,

wherein the fuse part is configured to break and disconnect the first discharge path when the rechargeable battery is in a
short-circuited state such that current is passed between the electrode assembly and the electrode terminal through the auxiliary
discharge path.

US Pat. No. 9,190,665

CRYSTALLINE IRON PHOSPHATE DOPED WITH METAL, METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME, AND LITHIUM COMPOSITE METAL PHOSPHATE PREPARED THEREFROM

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A crystalline iron phosphate doped with metals represented by the following Formula I, the crystalline iron phosphate doped
with metals being doped with different types of metals while crystallizing an amorphous iron phosphate:
MFePO4.2H2O  Formula I

here, M is selected from the group consisting of Ni, Co, Mn, Cr, Zr, Nb, Cu, V, Ti, Zn, Al, Ga, and Mg,
wherein a crystal structure of the crystalline iron phosphate doped with metals includes Metastrengite 1.

US Pat. No. 9,136,522

PROTECTION CIRCUIT MODULE AND RECHARGEABLE BATTERY INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A protection circuit module of a rechargeable battery, the module comprising:
a substrate formed of a flexible insulator and comprising a circuit supporting unit and a wiring supporting unit formed on
a first surface of the substrate and extending from the circuit supporting unit;

a conductive circuit pattern unit formed on the circuit supporting unit;
a conductive wiring unit formed on the wiring supporting unit, wherein the wiring unit is electrically connected to the circuit
pattern unit and extends along the wiring supporting unit;

circuit elements electrically connected to the circuit pattern unit and formed on one surface of the circuit supporting unit;
a reinforcement unit made of a hard insulating substrate formed on an opposing surface of the circuit supporting unit so as
to have the same area as the circuit supporting unit and supporting the circuit supporting unit wherein the reinforcement
unit is directly mounted on the opposed surface of the circuit supporting unit;

a protection layer formed on the one surface of the substrate and covering the circuit pattern and wiring unit wherein the
protection layer comprises an insulating film formed on the one surface of the substrate so as to have the same area as the
circuit supporting unit; and

conductive terminal connection units, each terminal connection unit comprising one end connected to the circuit pattern unit
and an opposing end formed at an edge of the circuit supporting unit,

wherein the protection layer, the circuit supporting unit, and the reinforcement unit comprise openings formed at a first
edge of the protection layer, the circuit support unit and the reinforcing unit and extending inward therefrom so as to be
aligned and corresponding to the terminal connection units and exposing the terminal connection units.

US Pat. No. 9,136,547

FUEL CELL SYSTEM

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., G...

1. A fuel cell system, comprising:
a fuel cell stack comprising a plurality of unit cells;
a circuit configured to receive a power level voltage from one of the unit cells and to receive a reference voltage from another
of the unit cells, to measure a voltage value of each unit cell, and to discharge a unit cell if the measured voltage value
of the unit cell is greater than a reference value;

a voltage supply unit, configured to provide power to a voltage generator, wherein the voltage of the voltage supply unit
is greater than the highest voltage of the fuel cell stack; and

the voltage generator is configured to generate a first voltage to provide power to the circuit, wherein the first voltage
is generated by combining a floating voltage of a predetermined level with the received power level voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,099,732

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY HAVING A FUSE WITH AN INSULATING BLOCKING MEMBER

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A rechargeable battery, comprising:
an electrode assembly;
a terminal;
a current collector directly connected to the electrode assembly,
a deformable fuse in the current collector, the fuse including a deformable portion and a recessed portion, the electrode
assembly, the terminal, and the fuse being electrically connected to each other;

a lower insulation member; and
an insulating blocking member supportably separating deformed portions of the deformable portion in a triggered condition
of the fuse to maintain interruption of current flow in the triggered condition, the insulating blocking member protruding
from the lower insulation member and being insertably disposed in the recessed portion of the fuse;

wherein a portion of the terminal passes through the lower insulation member.

US Pat. No. 9,065,092

SECONDARY BATTERY

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A protective assembly for a secondary battery, the protective assembly comprising:
a protection circuit module (PCM) having a first and second surface;
a secondary protection device that is positioned adjacent a first surface of the PCM;
a PCM tab that has a portion that extends perpendicularly outwards from a second surface of the PCM;
a secondary protection device tab that has a portion that extends outward from the secondary protection device so as to extend
towards the PCM and wherein the secondary protection device tab includes a portion that extends perpendicularly outward from
the second surface of the PCM so that a first end of the PCM tab and a first end of the secondary protection device tab are
positioned proximate each other on the portions of the PCM tab and secondary protection tab that extend perpendicularly outward
from the second surface of the PCM and are connected together adjacent the second surface of the PCM and wherein at least
one of the PCM tab and the secondary protection device tab includes a lateral contour formed adjacent the second surface of
the PCM that reduces the distance between the portion of the PCM tab and the secondary protection device tab that extends
outward from the second surface of the PCM to thereby facilitate connection there between and wherein the lateral contour
comprises a bend formed in the portion of the secondary protection device tab or in the portion of the PCM tab that is extending
outward from the second surface of the PCM.

US Pat. No. 9,324,989

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY INCLUDING EXTERNAL SHORT-CIRCUIT MEMBER

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A rechargeable battery comprising:
an electrode assembly;
a case accommodating the electrode assembly at a space therein;
a cap plate closing an opening of the space in the case;
a first electrode terminal and a second electrode terminal extending through the cap plate and coupled to the electrode assembly,
the second electrode terminal comprising:

a rivet terminal;
a plate terminal outside the cap plate and coupled to the rivet terminal; and
a top plate between the plate terminal and the cap plate; and
an external short-circuiter comprising a membrane closing and sealing a short-circuit opening in the cap plate and coupled
to the second electrode terminal, and a short-circuit tab coupled to the first electrode terminal and separated from the membrane,

wherein the cap plate comprises a bending inducement groove arranged at least partially overlapping the top plate in a direction
from the cap plate toward the electrode assembly, the bending inducement groove being in fluid communication with the space
accommodating the electrode assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,325,028

FLEXIBLE SECONDARY BATTERY

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A flexible secondary battery comprising:
an electrode stack structure comprising:
a first electrode layer comprising a first metal current collector;
a second electrode layer comprising a second metal current collector;
an isolation layer between the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer;
a first connection tab extended from an end portion of the first metal current collector at a first end portion of the first
electrode layer, the first connection tab defining a first extension portion thereof;

a second connection tab extended from an end portion of the second metal current collector at a first end portion of the second
electrode layer, the second connection tab defining a second extension portion thereof; and

a fixing element which fixes the end portions of the first and second metal current collectors from which the first and second
connection tabs respectively extend, only at a first end portion of the electrode stack structure,

wherein
second end portions of the first and second electrode layers opposite to the first end portions thereof are movable, and
the first extension portion of the first connection tab and the second extension portion of the second connection tab are
respectively connected to extended portions of a first external lead tab and a second external lead tab.

US Pat. No. 9,276,291

ELECTROLYTE FOR HIGH VOLTAGE LITHIUM RECHARGEABLE BATTERY AND LITHIUM RECHARGEABLE BATTERY COMPRISING THE SAME

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., G...

1. A lithium rechargeable battery having an operating voltage of 4.3 V or higher, the battery comprising:
an electrolyte;
a positive electrode including a positive electrode active material capable of accepting or releasing lithium ions; and
a negative electrode including a negative electrode active material capable of accepting or releasing lithium ions, wherein
the electrolyte consists of:

a non-aqueous organic solvent;
a lithium salt; and
an additive, wherein the additive is an aromatic amine of Formula (1):

wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, and R5 are each independently a hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C6 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1
to C6 alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C18 aromatic group, —F, OH, —OCF3, —N(CF3)2 or —CF3 where at least one of R1, R2, R3, R4, and R5 is not hydrogen, and

wherein the positive electrode active material includes at least one of Formulas 14 to 18:
Li1+xNiyMn1?y?zMzO2  (14),

wherein 0?x<0.2, 0.4?y?0.6, 0?z?0.2, 0?w?0.1, and M is at least one selected from the group consisting of Co, Al, Ti, Mg,
and Zn;

Li1+xNiyMn2?y?zMzO4+w  (15),

wherein 0?x<0.2, 0.4?y?0.6, 0?z?0.2, 0?w?0.1, and M is at least one selected from the group consisting of Al, Ti, Mg, and
Zn;

Li1+zNibMncCo1?(b+c)O2  (16),

wherein 0?z<0.1, 0.2?b?0.7, 0.2?c<0.7, and b+c<1;
LiCoPO4  (17);

and
LiFePO4  (18).

US Pat. No. 9,246,143

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY MODULE

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A rechargeable battery module, comprising:
unit cells that are adjacent to each other, each of the unit cells being configured as a rechargeable battery and including
a first electrode terminal, a second electrode terminal, and a case that is electrically connected to the second electrode
terminal;

an insulation film on at least one side among all sides of the unit cells; and
a conductive member on a side the insulation film, the conductive member being electrically connected to the first electrode
terminal of at least one of the unit cells,

wherein the insulation film and the conductive member overlap each other, the insulation film being between the conductive
member and at least one case of the unit cells to separate therebetween,

wherein the unit cells define a module, the insulation film continuously surrounding an entire perimeter of the module, and
wherein the conductive member continuously surrounds the insulation film along the entire perimeter of the module, the insulation
film insulating the conductive member from respective cases of all the unit cells.

US Pat. No. 9,246,166

COMPOSITE CATHODE ACTIVE MATERIAL, CATHODE AND LITHIUM BATTERY INCLUDING THE COMPOSITE CATHODE ACTIVE MATERIAL, AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., G...

1. A composite cathode active material comprising:
particles, wherein each particle has a core; and
a single coating layer formed on the core of each particle,
wherein the single coating layer includes transition metals and the core includes nickel-based lithium transition metal oxide,
the single coating layer completely covers the core, and the single coating layer is one body.

US Pat. No. 9,231,233

BATTERY CONTROL DEVICE

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., ...

1. A battery control device comprising:
a battery system having a plurality of cells;
a first electronic unit;
a second electronic unit having a ground potential operatively connected to a potential of the battery system; and
a communication link including an electric isolation and a communication line having an electromagnetic shielding at least
in sections, the communication link being configured to operatively connect and enable communication between the first electronic
unit and the second electronic unit,

wherein the electromagnetic shielding is operatively connected to the ground potential of the second electronic unit.

US Pat. No. 9,219,263

CENTER PIN FOR SECONDARY BATTERY AND SECONDARY BATTERY HAVING THE SAME

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A center pin assembly for a secondary battery, comprising:
a first center pin having a longitudinal hole; and
a second center pin disposed in the hole, to reduce the inner volume of the hole, and defining a gap between the first and
second center pins, the gap having a uniform cross-sectional area over an entire length of the second center pin.

US Pat. No. 9,166,224

LITHIUM TITANATE, NEGATIVE ELECTRODE INCLUDING THE LITHIUM TITANATE, AND SECONDARY LITHIUM BATTERY CONTAINING THE ELECTRODE

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A lithium titanate (Li4Ti5O12) compound comprising 0.001 to about 0.004 parts by weight of phosphorous (P) and 0.001 to about 0.007 parts by weight of
potassium (K) based on 100 parts by weight of lithium titanate.

US Pat. No. 9,130,224

BATTERY PACK AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING BATTERY PACK

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A battery pack comprising:
a bare cell comprising:
an electrode assembly;
a can containing the electrode assembly and having an opening at an end thereof for receiving the electrode assembly; and
a cap plate comprising a metal plate sealing the opening;
a protection circuit module for protecting the bare cell during charging; and
a lead plate press-fit coupled to the cap plate and electrically and mechanically connecting the cap plate to the protection
circuit module,

wherein the metal plate of the cap plate comprises an outer surface facing the protection circuit module and a recess on the
outer surface, and a portion of the lead plate having a cross-sectional shape is inserted in and press-fit coupled to the
recess having a cross-sectional shape corresponding to the cross-sectional shape of the portion of the lead plate such that
the lead plate is maintained in the recess by a frictional force and is electrically and mechanically connected to the metal
plate of the cap plate around a perimeter of the recess,

wherein the lead plate comprises a first plate coupled to the protection circuit module and a second plate coupled to the
cap plate, and

wherein an end portion of the second plate is inserted in and press-fit coupled to the recess.

US Pat. No. 9,115,979

WEB THICKNESS MEASURING EQUIPMENT AND METHOD OF MEASURING THICKNESS OF A WEB

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A web thickness measuring equipment comprising:
a roller that is rotatable and configured to wind a web on the roller and move the web in a rotating direction of the roller;
a light source that irradiates light to at least one of an outer circumferential surface of the roller and a target external
surface of the web;

a light amount sensor facing the light source, the roller positioned between the light amount sensor and the light source,
the light amount sensor configured to detect in real time light amounts of the outer circumferential surface of the roller
and the target external surface of the web according to a light amount distribution change of the light irradiated from the
light source and having passed through the outer circumferential surface of the roller and the target external surface of
the web, respectively;

a transfer frame on which the light source and the light amount sensor are installed, wherein the transfer frame moves in
a lengthwise direction of the roller with respect to the outer circumferential surface of the roller or the target external
surface of the web;

a magnetic member arranged between the transfer frame and the web and being spaced apart from the roller;
a Hall sensor on the transfer frame configure to detect in real time a magnitude of a magnetic field between a target internal
surface of the web and the magnetic member; and

a processor receiving information from the light amount sensor and the Hall sensor, wherein the processor is configured to
obtain a thickness of the web by generating profile data of the outer circumferential surface of the roller using a light
amount detection signal of the outer circumferential surface of the roller, generating displacement amount data of the target
external surface of the web moving in real time using a light amount detection signal of the target external surface of the
web, generating displacement amount data of the target internal surface of the web using a magnetic field detection signal
of the target internal surface of the web, and comparing the displacement amount data of the target external surface of the
web with the displacement amount data of the target internal surface of the web.

US Pat. No. 9,395,417

BATTERY PACK, APPARATUS INCLUDING BATTERY PACK, AND METHOD OF MANAGING BATTERY PACK

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., G...

1. A battery pack, comprising:
a battery comprising at least one battery cell; and
a battery managing unit configured to control charging and discharging operations of the battery, wherein the battery managing
unit stores a history of at least one parameter of the battery, wherein a plurality of ranges are defined with respect to
the parameter,

and wherein the battery managing unit comprises:
a measuring unit configured to periodically measure a value of the parameter, wherein the measured parameter value belongs
to a range among the plurality of ranges;

a controller comprising a plurality of counters respectively corresponding to the ranges, wherein the controller is configured
to increment a value of a counter corresponding to the range, and wherein the incremented counter value indicates a total
time period that the measured parameter values have been within the range; and

a memory storing the counter values of the counters in a predetermined address, wherein the memory is configured to update
the counter values per logging period.

US Pat. No. 9,190,637

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A rechargeable battery, comprising:
an electrode assembly that performs charging and discharging;
a case in which the electrode assembly is installed;
a cap plate coupled to the case;
a lead tab connected to an electrode of the electrode assembly; and
an electrode terminal in the cap plate and connected to the lead tab,
the electrode terminal including a column portion inserted into a terminal hole of the cap plate and a flange portion at one
end of the column portion, the flange portion being wider than a cross-section of the column portion, and the flange portion
being at an inner side of the cap plate, and

the lead tab including an insertion portion into which the column portion is inserted and a concave receiving groove corresponding
to the flange portion, the concave receiving groove extending from the insertion portion at an inner surface of the lead tab
and receiving the flange portion at a side of the lead tab facing oppositely from the cap plate, the lead tab being welded
in a surface contact manner to the flange portion along an inner surface of an external circumference of the insertion portion,
a surface of the flange portion facing oppositely from the cap plate and a surface of the side of the lead tab facing oppositely
from the cap plate forming a flush surface.

US Pat. No. 9,166,217

SECONDARY BATTERY

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., G...

1. A secondary battery, comprising:
an electrode assembly including a first electrode tab and a second electrode tab;and a case accommodating the electrode assembly such that the first and second electrode tabs are exposed to the outside of
the case,
at least one of the first and second electrode tabs has a recess formed to extend in a lengthwise direction of the at least
one of the first and second electrode tabs on at least one of top and bottom surfaces of the at least one of the first and
second electrode tabs, and

a safety film, having a same size as a size of the recess, is positioned in the recess.

US Pat. No. 10,070,559

ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM CASE AND ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. An energy storage system case comprising:a body unit comprising a battery accommodating unit configured to accommodate a plurality of batteries, and a control module mounting unit comprising a mounting plate on both sides of which control modules are configured to be mounted to control charge/discharge of the plurality of batteries, the mounting plate having an opening extending from a first side of the mounting plate to a second side of the mounting plate opposite the first side;
a casing cover coupled to the body unit to face the first side of the mounting plate; and
a heat-dissipation unit located opposite the casing cover and coupled to the mounting plate to dissipate heat generated by a first control module among the control modules to an outside thereof,
wherein the heat-dissipation unit is coupled to the second side of the mounting plate to completely block the opening such that a space between the mounting plate and the casing cover is sealed from an external environment.

US Pat. No. 9,413,029

SECONDARY BATTERY

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., G...

1. A secondary battery, comprising;
a first electrode assembly including a first electrode plate, a first separator and a second electrode plate sequentially
stacked on each other, the first and second electrode plates being both flat rectangular sheets; and

a second electrode assembly including a second separator and third and fourth electrode plates wound together about an outer
circumference of the first electrode assembly, the second separator being an only barrier that prevents the second electrode
assembly from being shorted with the first electrode, assembly by electrically insulating the third and fourth electrode plates
from the first and second electrode plates.

US Pat. No. 9,362,567

ELECTRODE FOR FUEL CELL, METHOD OF PREPARING SAME, MEMBRANE-ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY AND FUEL CELL SYSTEM INCLUDING SAME

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. An electrode for a fuel cell, comprising:
an electrode substrate including a conductive substrate and a layer-by-layer assembled multi-layer disposed on a side of the
conductive substrate, wherein the layer-by-layer assembled multi-layer includes a plurality of bilayers, each of the plurality
of bilayers including a polymer electrolyte or a conductive nanoparticle, wherein at least one of the plurality of bilayers
includes a first and a second charged layer, and wherein the second charged layer has an opposite charge to the first charged
layer; and

a catalyst layer disposed on the second charged layer,
wherein the at least one of the plurality of bilayers is positioned between the conductive substrate and the catalyst layer.
US Pat. No. 9,355,754

ELECTROCONDUCTIVE POLYAMIDE/POLYPHENYLENE ETHER RESIN COMPOSITION AND MOLDED PRODUCT FOR VEHICLE USING THE SAME

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. An electroconductive polyamide/polyphenylene ether resin composition comprising:
a base resin (a) including polyphenylene ether (a-1) and polyamide (a-2);
an impact modifier (b);
a compatibilizer (c); and
an electroconductive filler (d),
wherein the electroconductive filler (d) comprises aromatic compounds having molecular weights of about 120 to about 1,000
g/mol in an amount of about 0.1 to about 5 wt % per 100 wt % of electroconductive filler, and

the aromatic compounds are byproducts generated when preparing the electroconductive filler (d).
US Pat. No. 9,353,253

LOW GLOSS THERMOPLASTIC RESIN COMPOSITION HAVING IMPROVED SCRATCH RESISTANCE

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A low gloss thermoplastic resin composition having improved scratch resistance comprising:
a rubber-modified vinyl-based graft copolymer (A);
a (meth)acrylic resin (B); and
a silicon-containing aromatic vinyl-vinyl cyanide-based copolymer (C),wherein a molded article formed of the composition satisfies the following Equations 1 to 3:
H?hardness?7H  [Equation 1]
13?IZOD?30  [Equation 2]
50?Gloss?90  [Equation 3]
wherein in Equation 1 above, hardness is a pencil hardness according to JIS K5401 standard, in Equation 2 above, IZOD is an
IZOD impact strength (kgf·cm/cm) according to ASTM D256 standard, and in Equation 3 above, Gloss is a gloss according to ASTM
D523 standard.

US Pat. No. 9,318,732

LITHIUM RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A battery, comprising:
an electrode assembly including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator;
a case housing the electrode assembly and an electrolyte; and
a cap assembly disposed in an opening of the case and including a cap plate, an insulating plate disposed under the cap plate,
a terminal plate disposed under the insulating plate, and an electrode terminal,

wherein the cap plate includes a first portion having a first thickness, and a second portion having a second thickness that
is less than the first thickness, the second portion including a first recess formed in its lower surface, the first recess
having opposing sidewalls,

wherein the insulating plate comprises an upper surface contacting the second portion of the cap plate, the upper surface
of the insulating plate comprising a protrusion portion that extends toward the cap plate,

wherein the entire protrusion portion of the upper surface of the insulating plate is disposed in the first recess, between
the opposing sidewalls,

wherein the insulating plate directly contacts at least one of the sidewalls, and
wherein the distance between the opposing sidewalls of the first recess is greater than or equal to the length of the insulating
plate.

US Pat. No. 9,236,589

BATTERY MODULE INCLUDING OPENING/CLOSING MEMBER TO CONTROL OPENING STATE OF INLET OF HOUSING

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A battery module comprising:
a housing including an inlet to pass air from an outside of the housing into an interior of the housing, and an outlet to
discharge the air from the interior of the housing to the outside of the housing;

at least one rechargeable battery housed in the interior of the housing; and
an opening/closing member configured to control an opening state of the inlet according to a pressure of the air acting against
the opening/closing member from the outside of the housing,

wherein the inlet is at an upper portion of the housing facing a first direction, and the outlet is at a lower portion of
the housing relative to the inlet,

wherein the housing comprises a first guide member extending outward from the housing in the first direction adjacent an upper
side of the inlet, and a second guide member extending outward from the housing in the first direction adjacent a lower side
of the inlet,

wherein the first guide member is spaced apart from the second guide member to pass the air therebetween toward the inlet,
and

wherein the first guide member comprises a front portion extending outward from the housing in the first direction and in
a curved arc shape to a front end of the first guide member, and the second guide member extends outward from the housing
to a front end of the second guide member that is spaced apart from the front end of the first guide member to define a space
therebetween that is open toward the first direction to pass the air toward the inlet, the second guide member having aplate
shape including a first portion proximate the inlet and a second portion distal from the inlet that is convex away from the
front end of the first guide member.

US Pat. No. 9,172,253

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CHARGING A BATTERY PACK

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. An apparatus for charging a battery pack, comprising:
a voltage sensing unit to sense an output voltage of the battery pack charged with a predetermined voltage for a first period;
a controller to determine a number of cells in the battery pack in accordance with the sensed output voltage; and
a power source charge and discharge unit to supply the predetermined voltage to the battery pack for the first period and
to supply a charge voltage to the battery pack for a second period, after the controller has determined the number of cells
in the battery pack, the charge voltage being determined in accordance with the number of cells in the battery pack, wherein

the predetermined voltage is set with a constant voltage regardless of the number of cells in the battery pack for the first
period, and the charge voltage is changed according to the number of cells in the battery for the second period.

US Pat. No. 9,093,702

ELECTROLYTIC SOLUTION FOR LITHIUM BATTERY, LITHIUM BATTERY EMPLOYING THE SAME AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE LITHIUM BATTERY

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A lithium battery, comprising:
a negative electrode comprising a negative active material;
a positive electrode comprising a first positive active material comprising a material represented by Formula 1, and a second
positive active material comprising LiCoO2:

Lix(NipCoqMnr)Oy  Formula 1

wherein 0.97?x?1.03, p is 0.5, q is 0.2, r is 0.3, and y is 2; and
an electrolytic solution comprising:
a nonaqueous organic solvent;
a lithium salt;
a carbonate-based additive selected from the group consisting of vinylene carbonate, fluoroethylene carbonate, and combinations
thereof; and

adiponitrile in an amount of about 1 to about 10 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the total amount of the nonaqueous
organic solvent and the lithium salt.

US Pat. No. 9,083,035

SEPARATOR AND RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A separator comprising
a porous substrate; and
a coating layer including an (inorganic compound)-(organic/inorganic binder)-(binder polymer), where the (inorganic compound)-(organic/inorganic
binder)-(binder polymer) is formed by reacting an inorganic compound, an organic/inorganic binder, and a binder polymer, wherein
the inorganic compound is hydrophilic particles having a hydroxyl group on the surface, wherein the binder polymer is a particle
having a particle diameter of about 0.01 ?m to about 0.5 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,136,515

FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., G...

1. A flexible printed circuit board comprising:a plurality of signal-transmitting lines formed in a signal-transmitting area;
an insulating film covering the signal-transmitting lines;
a plurality of first pads formed in a pad area adjacent to the signal-transmitting area and electrically connected to the signal-transmitting lines; and
an adhesive-penetrating groove formed between two adjacent ones of the first pads, wherein the adhesive-penetrating groove is formed in the insulating film,
wherein the adhesive-penetrating groove is formed in a length direction extending from the pad area to at least a portion of the signal-transmitting area,
wherein the adhesive-penetrating groove is formed as a void so that an adhesive coated on a first surface of the flexible printed circuit board penetrates through the adhesive-penetrating groove to be filled in a space between a second surface of the flexible printed circuit board and a printed circuit board (PCB), and
wherein the void penetrates entirely through the flexible printed circuit board and the first and second surfaces that are on different planes and formed on different surfaces of the flexible printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,385,362

BATTERY PACK WITH PROTECTION CIRCUIT MODULE FOR UNIT BATTERIES

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A battery pack comprising:
a plurality of unit batteries arranged side by side in a first direction, each unit battery comprising:
a can having an opening, the can accommodating an electrode assembly comprising a first electrode plate, a second electrode
plate, and a separator located between the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate, and a cap plate sealing the
opening, wherein the plurality of unit batteries are arranged side by side in the first direction such that the cap plate
of each of the unit batteries is exposed in the same direction; and

a protection circuit module adjacent to the cap plate of each of the unit batteries, the protection circuit module comprising
a circuit board extending in the first direction and having at least one terminal hole and a protection device coupled to
the circuit board,

wherein each of the unit batteries further comprises:
a first terminal on a first area of the cap plate and coupled to the unit battery and the protection circuit module; and
a second terminal on a second area of the cap plate and coupled to the unit battery and the protection circuit module, wherein
the first terminal or the second terminal comprises:

a first portion extending parallel to the cap plate;
a second portion bent away from the first portion in a direction substantially perpendicular to the first portion; and
a third portion bent away from the second portion in a direction substantially perpendicular to the second portion and substantially
parallel to the first portion, wherein the third portion is accommodated in the at least one terminal hole.

US Pat. No. 9,209,499

BATTERY PACK

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A battery pack, comprising:
a plurality of battery modules, including at least a first group of the battery modules and a second group of the battery
modules;

an inlet into the battery pack, the inlet being in communication with an interior of at least the first group of the battery
modules and the second group of the battery modules and with an exterior of the first group of the battery modules, and

an outlet from the battery pack, the outlet being in communication with the interior of at least the first group of the battery
modules and the second group of the battery modules and with an exterior of the first group of the battery modules,

wherein the first group and the second group of the battery modules are arranged with respect to each other in a first direction
between the inlet and the outlet such that the first group of the battery modules is closest to the inlet, and the second
group of the battery modules is closest to the outlet; and

one or more guide members between the first group and the second group of the battery modules to guide a coolant flow path
from the exterior of at least the first group of battery modules to a coolant flow path in the interior of the second group
of battery modules.

US Pat. No. 9,136,512

BATTERY PACK HAVING PARALLEL CONNECTOR

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A battery pack, comprising:
a plurality of battery cells including at least one row of battery cells;
an electrode tab connecting the plurality of battery cells to each other in parallel; and
a bus bar coupled to the electrode tab,
wherein the electrode tab includes
a main plate extending parallel to the at least one row of battery cells,
welding parts protruding from the main plate towards the battery cells, the welding parts being connected to electrode terminals
of the battery cells; and

connecting parts protruding from the main plate opposite the welding parts, the connecting parts being connected to the bus
bar.

US Pat. No. 9,088,057

BATTERY CHARGING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF THEREOF

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A battery charging system, comprising:
a battery pack including a plurality of battery cells and a pack terminal;
a passage that accommodates a circulation therethrough of a temperature conditioning fluid for the battery pack, the passage
including an inflow through which the temperature conditioning fluid is introduced, and an outflow through which the temperature
conditioning fluid is discharged;

an inner controller to measure a temperature state of the battery pack to supply an inner fluid to the passage and to compare
the measured temperature state of the battery pack with at least one of a first reference temperature or a second reference
temperature; and

terminals coupled to an outer charger to charge the battery pack, the passage coupled to a source to receive an outer fluid,
wherein the inflow includes:

an inner inflow port through which the inner fluid is introduced,
an outer inflow port through which the outer fluid is introduced,
a first valve at a branch point where the inner inflow port and the outer inflow port are separated, the first valve to control
opening and closing of the inner inflow a second valve arranged at a branch point where the inner outflow port and the outer
outflow port are separated, the second valve being to control an opening and closing of the inner outflow port and the outer
outflow port; and

wherein the inner controller is to adjust first and second valves to connect to the passage to an outer fluid storage that
houses the outer fluid and to adjust first and second valves to connect to the passage an inner fluid storage that houses
the inner fluid, the first and second valves to be adjusted before the temperature of the battery pack is measured and before
the measured temperature with at least one of the first reference temperature or the second reference temperature is compared.

US Pat. No. 9,136,513

BATTERY PACK

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., S...

1. A battery pack, comprising:
a housing with a space therein;
one or more battery cells in the space of the housing, the one or more battery cells being arranged in one direction and electrically
connected to one another;

a battery management system (BMS) substrate mounted to the housing and connected to electrode terminals of the battery cells
and configured to control charging and discharging of the battery cells;

an end plate between the BMS substrate and a front of the one or more battery cells, the end plate allows the one or more
battery cells to contact a side wall of the housing;

an upper cover detachably connected to an upper part of the housing and covering all the battery cells in the housing, the
upper cover being above the battery cells and the BMS substrate;

a connector connected to the BMS substrate, the connector protruding above and extending along an upper surface of the upper
cover; and

a front cover connected to a front of the housing, the BMS substrate being enclosed between the housing and the front cover,
wherein the front cover includes a connector protruding hole, the connector extending from the BMS substrate and protruding
through the connector protruding hole.

US Pat. No. 9,844,129

TRANSPARENT CONDUCTOR AND OPTICAL DISPLAY APPARATUS COMPRISING THE SAME

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A transparent conductor comprising:
a base layer; and
a transparent conductive film directly on one or both sides of the base layer, the transparent conductive film comprising
a metal nanowire,

wherein the base layer comprises a retardation film, and
wherein the base layer has a retardation value of an in-plane direction, Ro, of about 140 nanometers (nm) to about 280 nm
at a wavelength of 550 nm, an Ro value of about 120 nm to about 140 nm at a wavelength of 450 nm, and an Ro value of about
130 nm to about 155 nm at a wavelength of 650 nm,

wherein Ro is defined by Formula 1:
Ro=(nx?ny)×d  Formula 1

wherein, in Formula 1, nx and ny are refractive indices in the x-axis and y-axis directions of the transparent conductor,
respectively, and d is a thickness of the base layer in nm.

US Pat. No. 9,385,369

RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A rechargeable lithium battery comprising:
a negative electrode comprising a negative active material comprising a graphite-silicon composite and graphite, the graphite-silicon
composite comprising a graphite particle, a silicon (Si) particle on a surface of the graphite particle, and a carbon coating
layer surrounding the silicon particle on the surface of the graphite particle;

a positive electrode comprising a positive active material; and
an electrolyte comprising a lithium salt, a non-aqueous organic solvent, and an additive comprising fluoroethylene carbonate
in an amount of about 2 wt % to about 5 wt % based on the total amount of the non-aqueous organic solvent.

US Pat. No. 9,312,712

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING CHARGING PARAMETERS OF A BATTERY USING A PLURALITY OF TEMPERATURE RANGES AND COUNTERS AND PARAMETER SETS

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., G...

1. A method of controlling charging parameters of a battery comprising:
providing a first charging parameter set and a second charging parameter set;
determining whether the battery is being charged;
sensing a battery temperature;
comparing the sensed battery temperature to a first temperature range;
incrementing a first count when the sensed battery temperature falls within the first temperature range and incrementing a
second count when the sensed battery temperature falls outside the first temperature range;

comparing the first and second count to a reference count;
resetting the first count when the second count is greater than the reference count and resetting the second count when the
first count is greater than the reference count; and

selecting the first charging parameter set when the first count is greater than the reference count and selecting the second
charging parameter set when the second count is greater than the reference count.

US Pat. No. 9,150,106

VEHICLE OPERATING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A vehicle operating system, comprising:
an electric power generation module that is configured to generate electric power;
a battery, the battery being chargeable by using the electric power generated by the electric power generation module;
a battery management system that controls the chargeable battery; and
a cooler that is configured to cool the battery,
wherein:
the battery management system is configured to cut off the electric power supplied to the battery when the battery is fully
charged,

when the battery management system cuts off the electric power supplied to the battery, the cooler is configured to consume
the electric power generated by the electric power generation module, and

the cooler includes a fan that cools the battery and a fan controller that controls driving of the fan, and the fan controller
is configured to adjust a rotating speed of the fan based on a charge state of the battery.