Disclosed is a device for preventing fire in a battery pack used a battery powered vehicle. In particular, a battery pack housing is installed and configured to cover the battery pack, and includes an inlet and an outlet to circulate air therein. A fire sensor is provided in the battery pack housing and detects/senses gas …

Legal parties

Inventors (applicants): Jin Ho Park, Hae Kyu Lim
Assignees (initial): Kia Motors Corporation (Seoul, KR), Hyundai Motor Company (Seoul, KR)
Agents: Peter F. Corless (attorney), Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP (attorney)

The application was examined by Christopher Kim (USPTO dept. 3752)


  • 1. A device for preventing fire in a battery pack used in an electric vehicle …
  • 2. The device for preventing fire in a battery pack of claim 1 , wherein …
  • 3. The device for preventing fire in a battery pack of claim 1 , wherein …

International priority data

KR: 10-2011-0096714 / Sep. 26, 2011 (national)

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Brief Description of the Drawings

The above and other features of the present invention will now be described in detail with reference to certain exemplary embodiments thereof illustrated by the accompanying drawings which are given …


Cross-Reference to Related Application

This application claims under 35 U.S.C. §119(a) the benefit of Korean Patent Application No. 10-2011-0096714 filed on Sep. 26, 2011, the entire contents of which are incorporated herein by …

Detailed Description

Hereinafter reference will now be made in detail to various embodiments of the present invention, examples of which are illustrated in the accompanying drawings and described below. While the invention …

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Miscellaneous patent data

The exemplary claims include number 1, 5 figures depict the invention details, the invention is titled Device for Preventing Fire in Battery Pack Used for Electric Vehicle, the assignee is a foreign company or corporation, similar classification categories are Apparatus Which Isolates Flames From Non-Burning Area, Vessel inverted to release gas, Gas-pressure discharge, Distributing systems, Heavy foam, incendiary substances producing pressure gas, Lever, Portable extinguishers with manually-operated pumps, Containers destroyed or opened by bursting charge, wet, i.e. containing extinguishing material even when not in use, the primary classification With means to isolate fire from atmosphere and extinguish has been designated to the document, the applicant's first name is Hae Kyu, and his last name is Lim, the drawings include the following: Device for Preventing Fire in Battery, Cross-sectional view of a battery, Perspective view of a damper, Perspective view of a battery, claims 1-5 comprise the invention scope, the examination was conducted by Christopher Kim (primary examiner, 3752 USPTO department), the grant number is 08776905 (publication number), the application number is 13/323,632 (U.S.), the grant publication date is Jul. 15, 2014, the term of the grant was extended by 281 days, the known inventor's name is Lim Hae Kyu, particularly claims a device for preventing fire in a battery pack used in an electric…, located in Seoul (KR), the assignee company is Hyundai Motor Company, the known agent's name is Corless Peter F., the application was published on Dec. 12, 2011, illustrated by 3 drawings, developed by Jin Ho Park et al.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Hand tools or accessories specially adapted for fire-fighting, e.g. tool boxes, For vehicles, Electrical control, With means to isolate fire from atmosphere and extinguish. The designated search classifications include Electrical control, With air treatment means, Battery mountings and holders, Condition responsive control, Special Applications, Having adjustable deflector, Sensor, control and actuator, For vehicles.

Patent details
Publication number 08776905
Publication date Jul. 15, 2014
Kind code B2
Application number 13/323,632
Application date Dec. 12, 2011
Application type U
Application series code 13
Extension term 281
National classification 169/49
Total number of claims 5
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 3
Number of figures 5
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