|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||429/07 ; 429/026 ; 429/062 ; 429/120 ; 320/02 ; 320/035|
|발명자 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 58 인용 특허 : 0|
A quick charge battery with thermal management is described which includes a thermoelectric generator disposed within the cells of the battery to supply thermal energy to the battery. The thermoelectric cell is capable of heating the battery to a minimum temperature level when current is supplied in a first direction and capable of cooling the battery when the current is supplied in a second direction. The thermoelectric cell functions to cool the cell and thereby minimizes thermal build-up produced by rapid charging of the battery.
[ What is claimed:] [1.] A thermal management device for use with a battery, the battery having an exterior, at least one positive plate, at least one negative plate, at least one microporous partition, the partition positioned between the positive and negative plates and disposed within a gas-tight case containing an electrolyte solution and producing an electrical potential, the thermal management device comprising:a heat sink disposed within the partition in heat exchange relationship with the electrolyte; anda thermoelectric generator partially dispo...