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Thermal fuse for high-temperature batteries

United States Patent

6,064,293
May 16, 2000
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A thermal fuse, preferably for a high-temperature battery, comprising leads and a body therebetween having a melting point between approximately 400.degree. C. and 500.degree. C. The body is preferably an alloy of Ag--Mg, Ag--Sb, Al--Ge, Au--In, Bi--Te, Cd--Sb, Cu--Mg, In--Sb, Mg--Pb, Pb--Pd, Sb--Zn, Sn--Te, or Mg--Al.
Jungst; Rudolph G. (Albuquerque, NM), Armijo; James R. (Albuquerque, NM), Frear; Darrel R. (Austin, TX)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
08/ 950,390
October 14, 1997
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The Government has rights to this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.