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Title: Thermal management system and method for a solid-state energy storing device

Abstract

An improved electrochemical energy storing device includes a number of thin-film electrochemical cells which are maintained in a state of compression through use of an internal or an external pressure apparatus. A thermal conductor, which is connected to at least one of the positive or negative contacts of each electrochemical cell, conducts current into and out of the electrochemical cells and also conducts thermal energy between the electrochemical cells and thermally conductive material disposed on a wall structure adjacent the conductors. The wall structure includes electrically resistive material, such as an anodized coating or a thin film of plastic. The thermal conductors are fabricated to include a spring mechanism which expands and contacts to maintain mechanical contact between the electrochemical cells and the thermally conductive material in the presence of relative movement between the electrochemical cells and the wall structure. An active cooling apparatus may be employed external to a hermetically sealed housing containing the electrochemical cells to enhance the transfer of thermal energy into and out of the electrochemical cells. An integrated interconnect board may be disposed within the housing onto which a number of electrical and electro-mechanical components are mounted. Heat generated by the components is conducted frommore » the interconnect board to the housing using the thermal conductors.« less

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [7];  [8];  [9];  [10];  [11];  [12];  [13];  [14]
  1. Beloeil, CA
  2. South St. Paul, MN
  3. La Prairie, CA
  4. Minneapolis, MN
  5. Hudson, WI
  6. St-Hubert, CA
  7. Austin, TX
  8. Lachine, CA
  9. Saint-Luc, CA
  10. St. Bruno, CA
  11. Outremont, CA
  12. Laval, CA
  13. Eagan, MN
  14. Fridley, MN
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
United States Advanced Battery Consortium, Dearborn, MI (US)
OSTI Identifier:
873085
Patent Number(s):
6087036
Assignee:
3M Innovative Properties Company (St. Paul, MN); Hydro-Quebec Corporation (Montreal, CA)
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 Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
FC02-91CE50336
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
thermal; management; method; solid-state; energy; storing; device; improved; electrochemical; thin-film; cells; maintained; compression; internal; external; pressure; apparatus; conductor; connected; positive; negative; contacts; cell; conducts; current; thermally; conductive; material; disposed; wall; structure; adjacent; conductors; electrically; resistive; anodized; coating; film; plastic; fabricated; spring; mechanism; expands; maintain; mechanical; contact; presence; relative; movement; active; cooling; employed; hermetically; sealed; housing; containing; enhance; transfer; integrated; interconnect; board; electrical; electro-mechanical; components; mounted; heat; generated; conducted; thermal management; active cooling; resistive material; electrically resistive; interconnect board; mechanical contact; anodized coating; improved electrochemical; storing device; thin-film electrochemical; chemical energy; hermetically sealed; electrochemical cells; conductive material; electrochemical cell; thermal energy; material disposed; wall structure; relative movement; thermally conductive; heat generated; housing containing; cooling apparatus; sealed housing; electrochemical energy; thermal conductor; energy storing; mechanical components; solid-state energy; external pressure; conducts current; conducts thermal; integrated interconnect; hermetically seal; film electrochemical; /429/

Citation Formats

Rouillard, Roger, Domroese, Michael K, Gauthier, Michel, Hoffman, Joseph A, Lindeman, David D, Noel, Joseph-Robert-Gaetan, Radewald, Vern E, Ranger, Michel, Rouillard, Jean, Shiota, Toshimi, St-Germain, Philippe, Sudano, Anthony, Trice, Jennifer L, and Turgeon, Thomas A. Thermal management system and method for a solid-state energy storing device. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Rouillard, Roger, Domroese, Michael K, Gauthier, Michel, Hoffman, Joseph A, Lindeman, David D, Noel, Joseph-Robert-Gaetan, Radewald, Vern E, Ranger, Michel, Rouillard, Jean, Shiota, Toshimi, St-Germain, Philippe, Sudano, Anthony, Trice, Jennifer L, & Turgeon, Thomas A. Thermal management system and method for a solid-state energy storing device. United States.
Rouillard, Roger, Domroese, Michael K, Gauthier, Michel, Hoffman, Joseph A, Lindeman, David D, Noel, Joseph-Robert-Gaetan, Radewald, Vern E, Ranger, Michel, Rouillard, Jean, Shiota, Toshimi, St-Germain, Philippe, Sudano, Anthony, Trice, Jennifer L, and Turgeon, Thomas A. Sat . "Thermal management system and method for a solid-state energy storing device". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873085.
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title = {Thermal management system and method for a solid-state energy storing device},
author = {Rouillard, Roger and Domroese, Michael K and Gauthier, Michel and Hoffman, Joseph A and Lindeman, David D and Noel, Joseph-Robert-Gaetan and Radewald, Vern E and Ranger, Michel and Rouillard, Jean and Shiota, Toshimi and St-Germain, Philippe and Sudano, Anthony and Trice, Jennifer L and Turgeon, Thomas A},
abstractNote = {An improved electrochemical energy storing device includes a number of thin-film electrochemical cells which are maintained in a state of compression through use of an internal or an external pressure apparatus. A thermal conductor, which is connected to at least one of the positive or negative contacts of each electrochemical cell, conducts current into and out of the electrochemical cells and also conducts thermal energy between the electrochemical cells and thermally conductive material disposed on a wall structure adjacent the conductors. The wall structure includes electrically resistive material, such as an anodized coating or a thin film of plastic. The thermal conductors are fabricated to include a spring mechanism which expands and contacts to maintain mechanical contact between the electrochemical cells and the thermally conductive material in the presence of relative movement between the electrochemical cells and the wall structure. An active cooling apparatus may be employed external to a hermetically sealed housing containing the electrochemical cells to enhance the transfer of thermal energy into and out of the electrochemical cells. An integrated interconnect board may be disposed within the housing onto which a number of electrical and electro-mechanical components are mounted. Heat generated by the components is conducted from the interconnect board to the housing using the thermal conductors.},
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year = {2000},
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