US Patent No. 9,287,547

MATERIAL AND COATING FOR INTERCONNECTOR BUSBARS


Patent No. 9,287,547
Issue Date March 15, 2016
Title Material And Coating For Interconnector Busbars
Inventorship Humi Widhalm, Northville, MI (US)
Assignee Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,287,547

1. A method comprising:
electroplating a nickel outer layer onto a base layer;
forming a busbar from the base layer and nickel outer layer to obtain a busbar nickel outer layer contacting a busbar base
layer; and

joining the busbar to a battery cell terminal such that the busbar nickel outer layer contacts the battery cell terminal;
wherein the nickel outer layer does not include a significant amount of any element other than nickel.