US Patent No. 9,159,984


Patent No. 9,159,984
Issue Date October 13, 2015
Title Rechargeable Battery
Inventorship Min-Hyung Guen, Yongin-si (KR)
Assignee Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Yongin-si (KR) Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart (DE)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,159,984

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.