US Patent No. 9,312,565


Patent No. 9,312,565
Issue Date April 12, 2016
Title Rechargeable Battery
Inventorship Duk-Jung Kim, Yongin-si (KR)
Assignee Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Yongin-si (KR) Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart (DE)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,312,565

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.