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IMPACT RESISTANT BATTERY ENCLOSURE SYSTEMS

United States Patent Application

20180062130
A1
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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 (Waizi, CN), Chen, Weinong Wayne (West Lafayette, IN), Siegmund, Thomas Heinrich (West Lafayette, IN)
Purdue Research Foundation (West Lafayette IN)
15/ 797,191
October 30, 2017
STATEMENT REGARDING GOVERNMENT FUNDING [0002] 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.