04411970 is referenced by 5 patents and cites 11 patents.

Disclosed is a battery cell having positive and negative terminals penetrating the same end of the cell, and equalized internal resistance through all paths connecting electrode modules with the terminals. The equalized resistances insure uniform aging of electrode pairs, thus maximizing the life of the battery. A single equalizing busbar is inserted between the equalized terminal, which can be either the negative or the positive terminal, and that end of the equalized busbar remote from the terminaled end of the cell. The length and linear resistance increment of the equalizing busbar are independent of corresponding parameters for the equalized and non-equalized busbars. The resistance increment between any two adjacent electrode connections along each of the equalized and non-equalized busbars must be the same. A simple way to satisfy this condition is to make the length and linear resistance increment of the equalized and non-equalized busbars substantially equal.

Title
Equalizing battery cell busbar
Application Number
6/321514
Publication Number
4411970
Application Date
November 16, 1981
Publication Date
October 25, 1983
Inventor
Gerrit van Ommering
San Francisco
CA, US
Theodore O Meyer
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Agent
Robert D Sanborn
Edward J Radlo
Assignee
Ford Aerospace & Communications Corporation
MI, US
IPC
H01M 2/26
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