Image Number 2 for United States Patent #7550228.
The car power source battery apparatus houses a plurality of battery modules in a holder case. Battery modules have batteries connected in a straight-line fashion, and boundary regions between batteries are covered with elastomer cylinders, which can flexibly deform. The outline of elastomer cylinder regions of a battery module is wider than the outline of battery regions not covered by elastomer cylinders. The holder case is divided into a first holder and a second holder to form holding compartments to retain battery modules. The inside shape of a holding compartment is a cylinder shape which is narrower than the outline of elastomer cylinder regions and wider than the outline of battery regions. Elastomer cylinder regions are resiliently compressed by holding compartment inside surfaces to hold battery modules, and cooling gaps are established between battery regions and holding compartment inside surfaces.