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Impact resistant battery enclosure systems

United States Patent

9,806,306
October 31, 2017
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Battery enclosure arrangements for a vehicular battery system. The arrangements, capable of impact resistance include plurality of battery cells and a plurality of kinetic energy absorbing elements. The arrangements further include a frame configured to encase the plurality of the kinetic energy absorbing elements and the battery cells. In some arrangements the frame and/or the kinetic energy absorbing elements can be made of topologically interlocked materials.
Tsutsui; Waterloo (West Lafayette, IN), Feng; Yuezhong (Henan, CN), Chen; Weinong Wayne (West Lafayette, IN), Siegmund; Thomas Heinrich (West Lafayette, IN)
PURDUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION (West Lafayette, IN)
14/ 551,670
November 24, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING GOVERNMENT FUNDING This invention was made with government support under DE-AR 0000378 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.