Furukawa Electric has patented a battery state detection device with a unique design. The device includes a battery post terminal, circuit board, and harness connection part in a case. The terminal contacts the case on at least two faces, ensuring secure connection. GlobalData’s report on Furukawa Electric gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Furukawa Electric, Battery management systems was a key innovation area identified from patents. Furukawa Electric's grant share as of April 2024 was 37%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Battery state detection device with battery post terminal

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Furukawa Electric Co Ltd

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11971453B2) discloses a battery state detection device that includes a battery post terminal, a case housing a circuit board with a current sensing circuit connected to the battery post terminal, and a harness connection part for external connectivity. The design features a unique battery post terminal with a holding part covering the case's bottom face and an insert part contacting the case on at least two faces. The case includes a fitting part that accommodates the insert part, ensuring a secure connection between components.

Furthermore, the device includes additional features such as a locking part within the fitting part to secure the insert part, a shunt resistor exposed outside the case for electrical connection, and ribs within the case for structural support. The battery post terminal design includes an electrode fitting part, an extension part, and a reinforcing part to enhance durability and stability. The device's overall construction ensures efficient battery state detection and reliable performance, making it a valuable innovation in the field of battery monitoring technology.

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