Patent Number: 6,165,639

Title: Method and apparatus for making internal connections within a battery pack

Abstract: A battery pack which provides for the making of internal connections within the battery pack includes a plurality of apertures (206) having battery pack contacts (204) in register with the apertures (206) and are located on top of corresponding metal tabs (104). The invention allows for a welding tip to be passed through the aperture (206) in order to weld the battery pack contacts (204) to their corresponding metal tabs (104). Once welded the apertures (206) can be sealed by preferably placing a battery label over the apertures (206).

Inventors: Deslyper; Amy T. (Dacula, GA), Fischl; Steven (Lawrenceville, GA), Schneider; Christian (Flowery Branch, GA), Leon; Robert (Miami, FL)

Assignee: Motorola, Inc.

International Classification: H01M 2/10 (20060101); H01M 2/20 (20060101); H01M 002/20 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017