US 9,812,690 B2
Sealed battery
Tomohiro Ono, Miyoshi (JP)
Assigned to TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Toyota (JP)
Filed by Tomohiro Ono, Miyoshi (JP)
Filed on Dec. 19, 2013, as Appl. No. 14/134,186.
Claims priority of application No. 2012-281607 (JP), filed on Dec. 25, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2014/0178746 A1, Jun. 26, 2014
Int. Cl. H01M 2/08 (2006.01); H01M 2/02 (2006.01); H01M 2/30 (2006.01); H01M 2/04 (2006.01); H01M 2/06 (2006.01)
CPC H01M 2/30 (2013.01) [H01M 2/0217 (2013.01); H01M 2/0404 (2013.01); H01M 2/06 (2013.01)] 2 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A sealed battery comprising:
an electricity generating element;
a container member that has a bottomed rectangular columnar shape, the container member houses the electricity generating element;
a rectangular lid member that closes an opening of the container member, the lid member has a through hole;
an external terminal member that protrudes outward from the lid member;
a current-collecting terminal member that has: (i) a first end connected to the electricity generating element within the container member, and (ii) a second end that is tubular, the second end is inserted through the through hole and extends outward from the lid member;
a gasket that electrically insulates the lid member and the current-collecting terminal member from each other at an inner side of the lid member; and
a platy connection member that connects the current-collecting terminal member and the external terminal member to each other at an outer side of the lid member, the platy connection member has an insertion hole through which the second end of the current-collecting terminal member is inserted, and the platy connection member and the current-collecting terminal member are connected by swaging the second end of the current-collecting terminal member to the insertion hole, wherein:
the lid member has a lid-side protruded portion that compresses the gasket in a gasket-side surface of the lid member, the lid-side protruded portion protruding in a downward direction from the lid member towards the gasket;
the current-collecting terminal member has, at a position facing the lid-side protruded portion, a terminal-side protruded portion that compresses the gasket in a gasket-side surface of the current-collecting terminal member, the terminal-side protruded portion protruding in an upward direction from a surface of the current-collecting terminal member, which faces and contacts the gasket, towards the gasket; and
a gasket-side area of the lid-side protruded portion, a gasket-side area of the terminal-side protruded portion, and an area of the surface of the current-collecting terminal member that faces and contacts the gasket, which is different than the terminal-side protruded portion of the current-collecting terminal member, are each different sizes.