Michael E. Reed - Cedarburg WI
Thomas J. Dougherty - Waukesha WI
Mark S. Inkmann - Wauwatosa WI
Debra L. Smith - West Allis WI
Michael T. Reher - Grafton WI
Globe-Union, Inc. - Milwaukee WI
A battery shield for a storage battery includes first and second members which are dimensioned to fit around the battery, forming a shield structure, that is open at its top and encloses the battery on all four sides and on the bottom, forming a heat shield for protecting the battery from hot temperatures, the first and second members being hinged to a common base and are adapted to be pivoted about respective hinges outwardly away from another to an open position to facilitate installation of a battery in the shield and to then be moved upwardly and toward one another, in the manner of a "clamshell", to a closed position for enclosing the battery within the battery shield, the bottom of the storage battery having a plurality of transverse channels therein extending between opposing sides for permitting air flow around the bottom of the storage battery when the battery is enclosed within the battery shield.