Battery clamping device, battery heating device, battery drying device, battery cooling device and method for manufacturing battery

  • US 9,985,322 B2
  • Filed: 05/27/2014
  • Issued: 05/29/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/29/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A battery clamping device comprising:

  • an interposition member configured to be interposed between rectangular parallelepiped batteries such that the interposition member is stacked with a plurality of the batteries alternately;

    a clamping portion configured to clamp by pressing the stacked batteries and the interposition member in a stacking direction of the batteries and the interposition member, from outside in the stacking direction, the interposition member includes an interposition portion which is interposed between the batteries and contact a side face perpendicular to the stacking direction of the battery and includes a base portion which is formed integrally with the interposition portion so as to be stretched at least to one side in the stacking direction from an end portion of the interposition portion thereby the base portion contacts a connecting face of the battery which connects the side faces of the battery to each other;

    a heater configured so that the battery clamping device clamping the batteries is mounted thereon to heat the batteries during manufacturing the batteries; and

    a depressurizing device including a depressurizing chamber that accommodates the battery heating device and a depressurizing pump for depressurizing the depressurizing chamber,wherein the interposition member includes a battery contact face of the base portion which contacts the connecting face of the battery and includes a bottom face which is located on an opposite side to the battery contact face across the base portion and opposed to the heater, andwherein the heater provides a bottom face contact face which the bottom face of the interposition member contacts and is configured to be capable of heating the interposition member via the bottom face which contacts the bottom face contact face.

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