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Title: Method of making a unitized electrode assembly

Abstract

A battery assembly of the consumable metal anode type has now been constructed for ready assembly as well as disassembly. In a non-conductive and at least substantially inert cell body, space is provided for receiving an open-structured, non-consumable anode cage. The cage has an open top for facilitating insertion of an anode. A modular cathode is used, comprising a peripheral current conductor frame clamped about a grid reinforced air cathode in sheet form. The air cathode may be double gridded. The cathode frame can be sealed, during assembly, with electrolyte-resistant-sealant as well as with adhesive. The resulting cathode module can be assembled outside the cell body and readily inserted therein, or can later be easily removed therefrom.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [1];  [5];  [6];  [2];  [7]
  1. Painesville, OH
  2. Mentor, OH
  3. Cleveland Heights, OH
  4. Great Neck, NY
  5. Huntsburg, OH
  6. Brooklyn, NY
  7. Willoughby, OH
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
866786
Patent Number(s):
4788764
Assignee:
Eltech Systems Corporation (Boca Raton, FL)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01M - PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; unitized; electrode; assembly; battery; consumable; metal; anode; type; constructed; disassembly; non-conductive; substantially; inert; cell; space; provided; receiving; open-structured; non-consumable; cage; top; facilitating; insertion; modular; cathode; comprising; peripheral; current; conductor; frame; clamped; grid; reinforced; air; sheet; form; double; gridded; sealed; electrolyte-resistant-sealant; adhesive; resulting; module; assembled; outside; readily; inserted; therein; easily; removed; therefrom; battery assembly; non-consumable anode; metal anode; substantially inert; sheet form; consumable metal; current conductor; anode cage; forced air; easily removed; electrode assembly; removed therefrom; air cathode; reinforced air; modular cathode; resulting cathode; assembled outside; anode type; peripheral current; cathode module; cathode frame; readily inserted; facilitating insertion; grid reinforced; frame clamped; conductor frame; double gridded; inserted therein; inert cell; /29/

Citation Formats

Niksa, Marilyn J, Pohto, Gerald R, Lakatos, Leslie K, Wheeler, Douglas J, Solomon, Frank, Niksa, Andrew J, Schue, Thomas J, Genodman, Yury, Turk, Thomas R, and Hagel, Daniel P. Method of making a unitized electrode assembly. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Niksa, Marilyn J, Pohto, Gerald R, Lakatos, Leslie K, Wheeler, Douglas J, Solomon, Frank, Niksa, Andrew J, Schue, Thomas J, Genodman, Yury, Turk, Thomas R, & Hagel, Daniel P. Method of making a unitized electrode assembly. United States.
Niksa, Marilyn J, Pohto, Gerald R, Lakatos, Leslie K, Wheeler, Douglas J, Solomon, Frank, Niksa, Andrew J, Schue, Thomas J, Genodman, Yury, Turk, Thomas R, and Hagel, Daniel P. Fri . "Method of making a unitized electrode assembly". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866786.
@article{osti_866786,
title = {Method of making a unitized electrode assembly},
author = {Niksa, Marilyn J and Pohto, Gerald R and Lakatos, Leslie K and Wheeler, Douglas J and Solomon, Frank and Niksa, Andrew J and Schue, Thomas J and Genodman, Yury and Turk, Thomas R and Hagel, Daniel P},
abstractNote = {A battery assembly of the consumable metal anode type has now been constructed for ready assembly as well as disassembly. In a non-conductive and at least substantially inert cell body, space is provided for receiving an open-structured, non-consumable anode cage. The cage has an open top for facilitating insertion of an anode. A modular cathode is used, comprising a peripheral current conductor frame clamped about a grid reinforced air cathode in sheet form. The air cathode may be double gridded. The cathode frame can be sealed, during assembly, with electrolyte-resistant-sealant as well as with adhesive. The resulting cathode module can be assembled outside the cell body and readily inserted therein, or can later be easily removed therefrom.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1988},
month = {1}
}

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