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1. US20060178051 - Protective cover for a battery assembly

Office United States of America
Application Number 11333802
Application Date 17.01.2006
Publication Number 20060178051
Publication Date 10.08.2006
Grant Number 7754374
Grant Date 13.07.2010
Publication Kind B2
IPC
H01R 24/00
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
24Two-part coupling devices, or either of their cooperating parts, characterised by their overall structure
CPC
H01R 13/5213
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
13Details of coupling devices of the kinds covered by groups H01R12/70 or H01R24/00 - H01R33/00
46Bases; Cases
52Dustproof, splashproof, drip-proof, waterproof, or flameproof cases
5213Covers
H01M 2/1077
H01M 2/206
H01M 2/34
H01M 2220/20
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
MPROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY
2220Batteries for particular applications
20Batteries in motive systems, e.g. vehicle, ship, plane
Applicants Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Inventors Hashida Osamu
Kokubo Takeyuki
Agents Young Basile
Priority Data 2005010949 18.01.2005 JP
2005329193 14.11.2005 JP
Title
(EN) Protective cover for a battery assembly
Abstract
(EN)

The disclosure is directed to a battery assembly that includes a protective cover. The protective cover is positioned over a side plate that includes connections, such as a bus bar and a fixing member, that allow for battery operation. One or more flexible openings within the protective cover open to accept the fixing member, such as a screw or bolt, and close once the fixing member has passed. In this manner, the flexible opening allows for easy assembly and maintenance of the battery assembly while providing a mechanism of protecting the battery components from environmental elements. In addition, the flexible opening may be made by one or more cuts in the protective cover, wherein material elasticity enables the flexible opening to open and close.