Image Number 4 for United States Patent #5665483.
A sealed storage battery has a sealing assembly including a hollow rivet mounted to a cover plate via a gasket and a lead piece connecting a positive collector to the hollow rivet. Mounting the hollow rivet to the cover plate is achieved by pressurizing a distal end portion of a hollow shaft of the hollow rivet with a punch having a conical tip end portion so as to caulk the distal end portion of the hollow rivet by enlarging the distal end portion diametrically outward. Tightness between the opposing surfaces of the members among the cover plate, hollow rivet, gasket and lead piece can be enhanced, providing excellent liquid leakage resistance in the battery. A valve body of a safety valve is housed in a positive terminal welded to the head of the hollow rivet.