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Battery system including batteries that have a plurality of positive terminals and a plurality of negative terminals

United States Patent

8,632,898
January 21, 2014
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A lithium battery for use in a vehicle includes a container, a plurality of positive terminals extending from a first end of the lithium battery, and a plurality of negative terminals extending from a second end of the lithium battery. The plurality of positive terminals are provided in a first configuration and the plurality of negative terminals are provided in a second configuration, the first configuration differing from the second configuration. A battery system for use in a vehicle may include a plurality of electrically connected lithium cells or batteries.
Dougherty; Thomas J. (Waukesha, WI), Symanski; James S. (Greenfield, WI), Kuempers; Joerg A. (Wedemark, DE), Koehler; Uwe (Kassel, DE), Miles; Ronald C. (Whitefish Bay, WI), Hansen; Scott A. (Holland, MI), Smith; Nels R. (Zeeland, MI), Taghikhani; Majid (Franklin, WI), Mrotek; Edward N. (Grafton, WI), Andrew; Michael G. (Menomonee Falls, WI)
Johnson Controls Technology Company (Holland, MI)
10/ 976,169
20050174092
October 28, 2004
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The Government of the United States has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-FC26-95EE50425 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.