06087036 is referenced by 72 patents and cites 209 patents.

An improved electrochemical energy storing device includes a number of thin-film electrochemical cells which are maintained in a state of compression through use of an internal or an external pressure apparatus. A thermal conductor, which is connected to at least one of the positive or negative contacts of each electrochemical cell, conducts current into and out of the electrochemical cells and also conducts thermal energy between the electrochemical cells and thermally conductive material disposed on a wall structure adjacent the conductors. The wall structure includes electrically resistive material, such as an anodized coating or a thin film of plastic. The thermal conductors are fabricated to include a spring mechanism which expands and contacts to maintain mechanical contact between the electrochemical cells and the thermally conductive material in the presence of relative movement between the electrochemical cells and the wall structure. An active cooling apparatus may be employed external to a hermetically sealed housing containing the electrochemical cells to enhance the transfer of thermal energy into and out of the electrochemical cells. An integrated interconnect board may be disposed within the housing onto which a number of electrical and electro-mechanical components are mounted. Heat generated by the components is conducted from the interconnect board to the housing using the thermal conductors.

Title
Thermal management system and method for a solid-state energy storing device
Application Number
8/900566
Publication Number
6087036
Application Date
July 25, 1997
Publication Date
July 11, 2000
Inventor
Thomas A Turgeon
Fridley
MN, US
Jennifer L Trice
Eagan
MN, US
Anthony Sudano
Laval
CA
Philippe St Germain
Outremont
CA
Toshimi Shiota
St. Bruno
CA
Jean Rouillard
Saint-Luc
CA
Michel Ranger
Lachine
CA
Vern E Radewald
Austin
TX, US
Joseph Robert Gaetan Noel
St-Hubert
CA
David D Lindeman
Hudson
WI, US
Joseph A Hoffman
Minneapolis
MN, US
Michel Gauthier
La Prairie
CA
Michael K Domroese
South St. Paul
MN, US
Roger Rouillard
Beloeil
CA
Agent
Mueting Raasch & Gebhardt P A
Assignee
Hydro Quebec Corporation
CA
3M Innovative Properties Company
MN, US
IPC
H01M 10/50
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