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Electricity: battery or capacitor charging or dischargingBelow are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 02/27/2014 > 24 patent applications in 11 patent subcategories.
20140055079 - Battery pack, battery apparatus including the same, and cell balancing method thereof: A battery pack includes: a cell module including a plurality of battery cells; an antenna connected to each of the battery cells; and a waveguide installed at one side of the cell module and having the antenna housed therein.... Agent: Snu R&db Foundation
20140055080 - Charging apparatus: A charging apparatus includes a power receiving unit that includes a rectifier, receives AC power, and converts the AC power into DC power, a power storage device that has DC power stored therein, a DC/DC converter that can execute a bidirectional power-flow control including a control of charging to the... Agent:
20140055078 - Wireless battery charger for mobile devices and method thereof: A wireless direct contact charger includes (a) a voltage supply; (b) a first plate electrode and a second plate electrode; (c) a polarity detection circuit that detects; and (d) a switching circuit. When the first electrode or the second electrode of the portable device is placed on the first plate... Agent: Silicon Spread Corporation
20140055086 - Battery with an internal microcontroller that draws different currents from the cells internal to the battery based on the temperature of the battery: A rechargable battery with an internal microcontroller, a memory and a temperature sensor. The microcontroller draws a current from the cells internal to the battery used to power device to which the battery is attached. Normally, the microcontroller, is in a first operating mode in which the microcontroller draws a... Agent: Stryker Corpoation
20140055084 - Charger: A charger in one aspect of the present invention includes: a connecting portion, two protection devices, a charging device, a control device, and a voltage detection device. A first protection device is configured such that its power consumption in a charging inhibited state is lower than that in a charging... Agent: Makita Corporation
20140055083 - Charging apparatus: A charging apparatus is used for charging a storage battery. This charging apparatus includes a body connected to a power source, a connector connected to the storage battery, an electric cable connecting between the body and the connector, a support member provided in the body, and a holding member provided... Agent: Denso Wave Incorporated
20140055082 - Charging current calibration: Exemplary embodiments are directed to systems, devices, methods, and computer-readable media for calibrating a charging current. A device may include a charger for conveying an output voltage to a chargeable device. The device may also include a monitoring system including an analog-to-digital converter for measuring a current received by the... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20140055081 - Power management system that changes the operating conditions of a battery charger: Some embodiments relate to a power management system. The power management system includes a generator that provides a voltage output to a bus. The bus is adapted to be connected to a load. The power management system further includes a battery charger that is adapted to charge a battery. A... Agent: Kohler Co.
20140055085 - Thin film battery charge control and method: A thin film battery and charging system is provided comprising a cathode material, a cathode current collector, an anode current collector, and an electrolyte layer separating the cathode material from the anode current collector configured to form a battery having at least one intercalating electrode. The system additionally comprises an... Agent: Cymbet Corporation
20140055090 - Device for inductively charging at least one electric energy store of an electric vehicle: The invention relates to systems, devices, and components for inductively charging an electric energy store of an electric vehicle (1) via a charging section (2). The device includes a registration device (20) for localizing the electric vehicle (1) on the charging section (2), an electrical energy source (3) preferably embodied... Agent: Brusa Elektronik Ag
20140055088 - Implantable medical device with backscatter signal based communication: An implantable medical device is disclosed that includes a charging coil configured to inductively couple to a first external coil to receive a charging signal to charge a charge storage element of the implantable medical device. The implantable medical device also includes a circuit coupled to the charging coil. The... Agent: Cyberonics, Inc.
20140055087 - Methods, systems, and products for charging of devices: Methods, systems, and products charge a battery in a mobile device. A calendric pattern describes habitual usage of the mobile device. The battery may thus be charged based on the calendric pattern.... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20140055089 - Power reception device, power transmission device and power transfer system: A power reception device comprising: a shield including a main surface portion and a circumferential wall portion connected to a circumferential edge of the main surface portion, and having an opening in a position opposite to the main surface portion; a lid portion formed to cover the opening; a mounted... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140055091 - Charger and charging method: The present invention is applied to a charger that charges a rechargeable battery mounted on an electric vehicle. The charger according to the present invention includes an electric power supply unit that supplies electric power to said rechargeable battery; a payment unit that makes payment with electronic money to use... Agent: Nec Corporation
20140055093 - Charger: A charger of the present invention may include a plurality of battery connection parts to which battery packs can be connected to charge, with each battery connection part having an indicator. The indicators may be configured such that when charging is expected to be completed more quickly in a first... Agent:
20140055092 - Traction battery discharge control: A vehicle includes a traction battery to propel the vehicle. The traction battery includes a plurality of cells that are each selectively connected to a resistor. A controller or controllers are provided that are configured to control the charging and discharging of the cells. The controller or controllers command the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140055094 - Battery system and control method thereof: The first battery is configured to be charged and discharged with a larger current than the second battery. The second battery has a higher storage capacity than the first battery. When the voltage of the second battery is lower than the voltage of the first battery, the controller allows charging... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140055095 - Battery pack and method of controlling the same: A battery pack includes at least one battery cell, a microcomputer having a first voltage measuring terminal, a second voltage measuring terminal, and a reference voltage output terminal, the microcomputer being configured to control recharge and discharge of the at least one battery cell by detecting an abnormality of a... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.
20140055096 - Battery pack, battery apparatus including the same, and cell balancing method thereof: A battery pack includes: a cell module including a plurality of battery cells; and a coil unit installed on one side of the cell module and having coils stacked therein, the coils being connected to the respective battery cells.... Agent: Snu R&db Foundation
20140055097 - Electronic device system and battery pack: There is provided an electronic device system including a plurality of battery packs, and an electronic device that is driven by a power source supplied from the battery packs. At least one battery pack of the plurality of battery packs outputs one or both of discharge information indicating whether the... Agent: Sony Corporation
20140055098 - Method and apparatus for wireless charging an electronic device: A wireless charging method for an electronic device using an electromagnetic radiation (EMR) circuit is provided. The wireless charging method includes receiving an event input through the EMR circuit, controlling an input function according to a signal received through the EMR circuit in response to an input event, and controlling... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140055099 - System, method, and computer program product for remedying a charging error: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for remedying a charging error. In use, a battery and a battery charger are identified. Additionally, an error associated with the charging of the battery by the battery charger is detected. Further, the error is remedied.... Agent: Nvidia Corporation
20140055100 - Battery state estimation system, battery control system, battery system, and battery state estimation method: A battery state estimation system estimates a state of charge of a chargeable battery. A SOCv computing unit calculates a state of charge of the battery using a voltage applied across the battery. A SOCi computing unit integrates a current flowing through the battery to calculate a state of charge... Agent: Hitachi Vehicle Energy, Ltd.
20140055101 - Charging scheme: Mobile devices have limited power sources. In some cases, such as camera flash operations in cell phones or digital cameras, the power required to provide bright illumination is significant and exceeding the battery voltage level. In order to supply burst power or continuous high power to light sources, such as... Agent: Advanced Analogic Technologies Incorporated02/20/2014 > 22 patent applications in 11 patent subcategories.
20140049206 - Fuel cell system for charging an electric vehicle: A method for charging electric vehicles includes receiving information regarding an electric vehicle. At least a portion of the information is received through a vehicle interface configured to place a battery of the electric vehicle into electrical communication with a fuel cell system. A charge is delivered from the fuel... Agent: Bloom Energy Corporation
20140049208 - Modular share pack battery: Described is an energy share pack comprising a housing, at least one energy storage component within the housing, at least one energy conversion component within the housing, and a connection point for connecting to more than one of energy users, energy sources and other energy share packs simultaneously for sharing... Agent: Panacis Inc.
20140049207 - Renewable energy power depositing/charging management system: An energy power depositing/charging management system and method is provided. When energy is deposited in an energy storage station from an onboard power storage device of a vehicle, a vehicle energy management unit manages reductions in the remaining stored energy level of energy in the onboard power storage device. The... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20140049209 - Charging converter: A charging converter has a first protocol interface and a second protocol interface mounted on a body. The body further has a switching circuit. Each of the first protocol interface and the second protocol interface has a power pin, a ground pin and two data pins. The power pin of... Agent:
20140049210 - Power supply control device and method for secondary battery: A power supply control device includes a sensing unit that monitors state information of a secondary battery, and a control unit that controls charging/discharging of the secondary battery. In the power supply control device, the sensing unit transmits a warning signal to the control unit when the state information is... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.
20140049211 - Wireless power transmission apparatus for mobile device: A wireless charging apparatus includes a charging unit configured to transmit power wirelessly to a mobile device, and a power supply unit configured to supply power to the charging unit. The wireless charging apparatus further includes a connecting unit configured to connect the charging unit to the power supply unit... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140049212 - Wireless power transmission apparatus for mobile device: A magnetic sheet 1 of an embodiment includes a stack of a plurality of magnetic thin strips and resin film parts. The stack includes from 5 to 25 pieces of the magnetic thin strips. The magnetic thin strips are provided with cutout portions each having a width of 1 mm... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140049214 - Anti-theft charging system: An anti-theft charging system for charging a chargeable battery of an electric vehicle is disclosed and includes a power supplying device, an output terminal assembly, and a burglarproof detecting device. The power supplying device is used for outputting a charging energy. The output terminal assembly is electrically connected with the... Agent: Delta Electronics, Inc.
20140049219 - Battery charging apparatus for electric vehicle: A battery charging apparatus for an electric vehicle includes a first converter part configured to convert a first voltage, which is inputted with rectification, into a second voltage; and a second converter part configured to output a third voltage for charging a battery for the electric vehicle by converting the... Agent: Myongii University Industry And Academia Cooperation Foundation
20140049217 - Charging system for minimizing system energy: A vehicle-mounted electric storage device of an electrically driven vehicle is charged with a necessary amount of energy, which corresponds to an amount of energy consumption in a next-time running of the electrically driven vehicle, such that a shortage of renewable energy at a charging site is compensated for by... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20140049213 - Evse controller system: An EVSE controller system controls the supply of power to multiple charging stations for charging electric vehicles. A controller is interposed in a power line for controlling the flow of power to each charging station. An authorization station receives input from a vehicle operator for authorizing the supply of power... Agent:
20140049215 - Method for monitoring the charging mode of an energy store in a vechile and charging system for charging an energy store in a vechile: In a method for monitoring the charging mode of an energy store in a vehicle which is drivable via an electric machine, the energy store is connected in the charging mode to an external energy supply system via a charging circuit which includes a unit operated as the boost converter,... Agent:
20140049218 - System for charging an electric or hybrid vehicle: The invention relates to a System for charging an electric or hybrid vehicle (10), including: an AC charging connecter (12) that is connectable to a domestic power-distribution network via an electrical-connection outlet (4) having a température-sensative device (8); and a processing means (20, CAN, UT) for determining whether or not... Agent: Peugeot Citroen Automobiles Sa
20140049216 - Vehicle running management system under renewable energy: A vehicle running management system under renewable energy includes an electrically driven vehicle having a battery ECU. The battery ECU manages a remaining amount of renewable energy in a vehicle-mounted electric storage device as it increases and decreases when renewable energy is charged into the vehicle-mounted electric storage device and... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20140049220 - Alternating current digital universal charger: An AC digital universal charger is provided, wherein a button spring and a pushing button are provided at a middle part of a pushing cover; a pressure baffle is provided at a front part of the pushing cover; an AA cathode spring, a pressure spring and an AA cathode hardware... Agent:
20140049221 - In-vehicle electronic system: An in-vehicle electronic system includes an in-vehicle charging device adapted to charge a plurality of mobile devices and an in-vehicle electronic device that displays information from the mobile devices being charged by the in-vehicle charging device. The electronic device control unit controls portions of a notification unit corresponding to installation... Agent:
20140049222 - Method for opportunistically balancing charge between battery cells: Systems and methods for balancing battery cells of a battery pack are disclosed. In one example, a charge imbalance is determined while battery cells operate in a high charge resolution voltage range. The charge imbalance determined during operation in the high charge resolution voltage range may be removed when the... Agent: A123 Systems, Inc
20140049223 - Rechargeable programmable intelligent variable output battery module: A battery module of the present invention is described for providing programmable variable power output to a device. The battery module has a body, a first contact located at a first end of the body, a second contact located at a second end of the body, a battery received in... Agent:
20140049225 - Electric cells for battery pack, battery control system, and battery control method: There are provided electric cells, a battery pack containing three or more electric cells, a battery control system and a battery control method. An electric cell for a battery pack will be interconnected with another cell to be used as a battery pack. For example, an electric cell comprises an... Agent: Nec Corporation
20140049224 - System and method for balancing voltages: A circuit providing voltage cell balancing is provided. The circuit includes a cell balancing network comprising separate switching circuits, each being configured to balance a respective cell voltage for a respective cell of a plurality of voltage cells based on a respective switching control signal. A control circuit includes a... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20140049227 - Method for estimating the self-discharge of a lithium battery: A method for determining the self-discharge current of a lithium-ion battery provided with a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and an electrolyte arranged between the positive and negative electrodes includes charging the battery until a metal lithium layer is formed between the electrolyte and the negative electrode, measuring the open-circuit... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives
20140049226 - Systems and methods for battery parameter estimation: The present disclosure relates to estimation of battery parameters, including SOC and SOH using a plurality of particles, each of which represents at least one parameter and at least one state of a battery system. A system model may simulate the battery system using processing logic. Each of the plurality... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC02/13/2014 > 34 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories.
20140042956 - Self-contained renewable battery charger: A self-contained, portable unit for charging a battery of an electric vehicle is disclosed. The portable unit includes a moveable docking pad that has a generally flat, horizontal base and is formed with a compartment for holding at least one storage battery. The first end of a column is mounted... Agent:
20140042957 - Energy storage cell for a multi-cell energy storage device: An energy storage cell for a multi-cell energy storage device is disclosed. The energy storage cell comprises a cell information storage device adapted to store cell information regarding the energy storage cell.... Agent:
20140042958 - Base and electronic assembly having the same: An electronic assembly includes an electronic component and a base. The electronic component and another electronic component have first and second thicknesses respectively. The first thickness is greater than the second thickness. The base includes a main body having a slot, a supporting element movably disposed at the main body,... Agent: Wistron Corporation
20140042959 - Battery charger and system and method for use of same: A battery charger and system and method for use of the same are disclosed for increasing a charge of a battery. In one embodiment of the battery charger, an input for an electric charging power source is configured to supply electrical charging power to a rechargeable battery via an output... Agent:
20140042960 - Battery charger and system and method for use of same: A battery charger and system and method for use of the same are disclosed for increasing a charge of a battery. In one embodiment of the battery charger, an input for an electric charging power source is configured to supply electrical charging power to a rechargeable battery via an output... Agent:
20140042962 - Charging station for electric candles and other devices: Various embodiments of charging stations are described that are configured to charge a plurality of electric lights or other devices. The charging stations can be multi-level to allow for charging of many candles while limiting the space required by the stations. The charging stations can be modular to allow them... Agent: Candella LLC
20140042961 - Electronic device and method for detecting swelling of battery thereof: Disclosed herein are an electronic device and a method for detecting the swelling of a battery The electronic device includes a battery module, a swelling detection module, and a system. The battery module includes at least one battery therein. The deformation module is deposed within the battery module and is... Agent: Compal Electronics, Inc.
20140042963 - Electromagnetic induction device of magnetic bar for charging and supplying power: A Magnetic bar shaped electromagnetic induction charging electric device. The device comprises a power body (1) and a charging body (2), which are separated; the power body (1) comprises a first shell (11), a first charging circuit board (12) fixed in the first shell (11), a chargeable battery(13), a load... Agent: Dongguan Jie Du Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.
20140042964 - Charge cord locking/unlocking actuator: A locking mechanism secures a plug of a charging cord in a charging receptacle of a vehicle and includes an actuator, a linear-actuated cam connected thereto and driven along a linear travel path thereby (the cam defining a slot therein positioned at an angle relative to the path), and a... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140042968 - Charging device and charging method: A charging device for charging a battery (10) by an external power supply (2) includes a temperature sensor (46) for detecting the temperature of the battery, a charger (4) receiving electric power from the external power supply to charge the battery, and a control device (50) controlling the charger such... Agent:
20140042965 - Deep-discharge protection method and motor vehicle: A deep-discharge protection method for protecting a battery of a parking motor vehicle is shown. In this case, a state of charge of the battery is regularly monitored by a battery control unit and is transmitted to an evaluation unit. When a predefined state of charge of the battery is... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20140042966 - Vehicle and method for controlling vehicle: A vehicle includes a power storage device, a power receiving unit for receiving power for charging the power storage device from an external power supply, an illumination unit for emitting light to the power receiving unit in response to a transistor attaining an on-state, and stopping the emission of light... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140042967 - Vehicle charging arrangement: A vehicle charging arrangement includes a charging station outside of a vehicle, a charging cable, and an electric charging unit of the vehicle. The charging station can be supplied with electric power from an external alternating-current network. The charging cable is electrically connected to the charging station or can be... Agent: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
20140042969 - Multi-source power adapter: A multi-source power adapter includes multiple adapter interfaces for connecting the charger unit or another electronic device to a power source, such as a standard power outlet, a car charger port, an airplane charger port, or a USB interface. In a preferred embodiment, the multi-source adapter unit provides an all-in-one... Agent:
20140042970 - Integrated charger system: The present invention discloses an integrated charger system that has a construction cordless power tools battery pack and a charger system that is directly, electrically, and mechanically integrated within the construction cordless power tools battery pack to charge an electronic device.... Agent:
20140042971 - Terminal device having meta-structure: A terminal device includes a housing, a communication antenna installed in a first region in the housing and configured to transmit and receive electromagnetic waves, an agglomerative meta-structure installed in a second region spaced from the first region in the housing and configured to agglomerate the electromagnetic waves received from... Agent: Soongsil University-industry Cooperation Foundatio
20140042972 - Cell balancing circuit and battery pack having the same: A cell balancing circuit includes a plurality of battery cells coupled in series, balancing switches, each balancing switch being coupled in parallel to a respective battery cell, balancing resistors, each balancing resistor being coupled in series to the respective battery cell, a balancing controller that individually controls the balancing switches... Agent:
20140042973 - Electric storage device: An electric storage device includes an assembled battery including a plurality of electric cells connected in series; an assembled battery control unit that estimates internal resistances of the plurality of electric cells, or a magnitude relationship of the internal resistances of the plurality of electric cells; an assembled battery control... Agent: Hitachi Vehicle Energy, Ltd.
20140042974 - Detachable battery module, and method and apparatus for the charge equalization of a battery string using same: Provided are a detachable battery module and a charge equalization method and apparatus for a battery string. According to the exemplary embodiments of the present invention, the charge equalization apparatus are modularized by being divided into the master unit and the slave unit, such that the charge equalization apparatus may... Agent: Sk Innovation Co., Ltd.
20140042975 - Underwater charging station: A submersible power supply apparatus provides the ability to provide power for recharging batteries used to operate underwater vehicles, manned and unmanned. A battery charging station apparatus containing at least one modular reserve battery magazine with a plurality of compartments is provided. A plurality of reserve battery modules may be... Agent:
20140042976 - Charging method for adjusting charging current: Disclosed herein is a charging method for adjusting the charging current. The charging method includes the following steps: reading a present number of times of charging/discharging cycle and a rated number of times of charging/discharging cycle by a charging system; computing a charging/discharging ratio between the present number of times... Agent: Compal Electronics, Inc.
20140042977 - Battery pack, cell balancing method of the same, and energy storage system including the battery pack: A method and battery management system performing cell balancing for a battery pack includes measuring a voltage of each of a plurality of battery cells in a battery pack, selecting one of the plurality of battery cells as a battery cell subject to cell balancing based on the measured voltages,... Agent:
20140042979 - Charge/discharge control device for molten salt battery and method of charging molten salt battery: Provided is a charge/discharge control device 1 for controlling charge and discharge of a molten salt battery 2 containing molten salt as an electrolyte, the device including: a temperature sensor 12 configured to measure a temperature of the molten salt battery 2; and a control unit 13 configured to control... Agent: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
20140042978 - Charge/discharge instructing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium: In one embodiment, there is provided a charge-discharge instructing apparatus. The apparatus includes: an acquiring module configured to acquire specific information and location information for each of a plurality of battery energy storage systems, wherein the specific information represents an electrical characteristic of a battery of each of the battery... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140042980 - System and method for balancing charge between battery cells: Systems and methods for balancing charge of battery cells of a battery pack are disclosed. In one example, battery cell balancing may be improved by balancing battery cells of a battery cell stack simultaneously. The system and method may be particularly useful battery packs that may be constructed with battery... Agent: A123 Systems, Inc.
20140042981 - Adapter and electric power tool: An adapter includes a converter unit which increases at least one of voltage and current outputted from a battery pack and supply the increased the voltage and/or the current to a load, and a characteristic detection unit which detects at least one of the voltage outputted from the battery pack,... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20140042982 - Monitoring device and method for monitoring the functional capability of an accumulator for electrical energy of a battery and discharge device, battery system and motor vehicle: In order to monitor a functional capability of an accumulator for electrical energy of a battery, at least one position sensor is provided which outputs a position signal which is representative of the position of the accumulator. If the duration of an incorrect position exceeds a minimum duration, an incorrect... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20140042983 - Control device for vehicle: In a vehicle including a charge circuit for carrying out external charging to charge a vehicle-mounted battery with a power supply external to the vehicle, a vehicle ECU. determines that there is an impedance error when a state where a reduction width of an input voltage Vin applied to the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140042984 - Electronic apparatus and charging control method: An electronic apparatus includes first and second power receiving portions that receive first and second powers respectively supplied through two power paths, first and second battery cells that are charged with the first or second power, a first charging path that couples the first power receiving portion to the first... Agent:
20140042985 - Charging control device, vehicle including the same and charging control method: A charging schedule creation unit creates a charging schedule of a power storage device by an external power supply. A charging control unit executes charging control of the power storage device in accordance with the charging schedule. A condition determination unit turns on a charging continuation flag to be output... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140042986 - Charging control method of a rechargeable battery: By analyzing consecutive timestamps at which the battery cell is fully charged in two or more previous time intervals, the charging control method utilizes these consecutive timestamps of a sub-section of each time interval as a charging control way to the rechargeable battery in a present time interval. The charging... Agent: Simplo Technology Company, Ltd.
20140042987 - Lightning energy storage system: Embodiments of the present invention relate to an apparatus and method for collecting and/or storing electrical energy in lightning. A specific embodiment provides a lightning energy storage system that includes a lightning rod, a wire, a lightning energy harvester, and a ground rod. The lightning rod is configured to attract... Agent: Northern Lights Semiconductor Corp.
20140042988 - Advanced electrolyte systems and their use in energy storage devices: An ultracapacitor that includes an energy storage cell immersed in an advanced electrolyte system and disposed within a hermetically sealed housing, the cell electrically coupled to a positive contact and a negative contact, wherein the ultracapacitor is configured to output electrical energy within a temperature range between about −40 degrees... Agent: Fastcap Systems Corporation
20140042989 - Electrochemical flow capacitors: The present invention generally relates to devices for energy storage technologies, and more particularly to electrochemical flow capacitor systems and applications. Embodiments of this invention provide energy storage devices comprising: a positive electrode current collector, a negative electrode current collector, and an ion-permeable separator separating the positive and negative electrode... Agent: Drexel University02/06/2014 > 33 patent applications in 13 patent subcategories.
20140035508 - Butane free rechargeable charger lighter with solar power: A lighter rechargeable in nature, and complimenting any other hand held device by means of electronic energy transfer.... Agent:
20140035510 - Methods and devices for cell-by-cell charging of battery cells connected in a row: A device for charging number of cells connected together in a row and create a battery voltage, the charging is done in such a way that every single cell in a battery (or several small cells together) is charged separately by the computer control and moves automatically to the next... Agent:
20140035509 - System for storing electrical power: A wind turbine, which includes a base, a tower, the tower having a cavity therein, which houses a rechargeable battery, and one or more blades, which produce a source of electricity, which is stored in the rechargeable battery housed in the tower of the wind turbine.... Agent:
20140035511 - Battery case for a mobile device: A battery case for charging a mobile device received therein includes a housing having a back portion with a generally planar inner surface and an outer surface, and a side wall extending upwardly from the back portion. A battery is disposed within the housing, and a charging connector is stored... Agent:
20140035512 - External power supply apparatus of electric vehicle: An external power supply apparatus of an electric vehicle, includes: a battery; an inverter configured to convert DC power of the battery to AC power and configured to output the AC power; a first outlet socket disposed in the electric vehicle and through which an output of the inverter is... Agent: Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140035514 - Method and device for battery-charging management: A method, a computer-readable medium, and a system for battery-charging management are provided. The method comprises: recording a respective time that previous trickle charging was carried out by a user; determining that a time interval between a current time and the respective time for the previous trickle charging has reached... Agent: Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited
20140035513 - Smart charging system: A smart battery charger having a plurality of charging stations for simultaneously charging a plurality of batteries, such as vehicle batteries, in an efficient manner without overcharging by compensating for the current state of charge and temperature of each one of the batteries while indicating a status of the batteries... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20140035515 - System and method for information handling system battery charge protection and fault alarm: An information handling system battery has first and second protective circuits to detect and address faults for a first charge applied from an external power source to an integrated charger and a second charge applied from a charger of an information handling system to battery cells. If the first protective... Agent: Dell Products L.p.
20140035522 - Charging control apparatus and method, charging system, correlation method, and computer program: A charging control apparatus (310) controls wireless charging between one charging apparatus (10) and a vehicle (20) which communicates with the one charging apparatus via a communication relay apparatus (30). The charging control apparatus is provided with: an outputting device (320, 330) for transmitting a first signal which is a... Agent: Pioneer Corporation
20140035521 - Communication apparatus and operation method thereof: A communication apparatus includes a communication coil, a power receiving portion, a charge control portion, a first switch portion, a second switch portion, a communication circuit, and a processor. A voltage detection circuit of the power receiving portion generates first control signal of first state when a terminal voltage of... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20140035518 - Docking station for electronic device: A docking station for an electronic device capable of outputting video signals includes a first communicating unit capable of communicating with the electronic device to receive the video signals, a first input unit for receiving users' operation to generate operating signals, and a processor electrically connected with the first communicating... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20140035519 - Hand tool accumulator charging device: A hand tool accumulator charging device is proposed having a charging device housing and a charging coil, provided for the purpose of charging a hand tool accumulator situated in an accumulator charging region, and having only one mounting device that is provided for the purpose of coupling with a hand... Agent:
20140035523 - Plastic part such as an automotive vehicle interior plastic part having a dampening support surface capable of wirelessly and conductively allowing electrical signals to travel between the part and an electrical device arbitrarily positioned and supported: A plastic part such as an automotive vehicle interior plastic part having a dampening support surface is provided. The surface is capable of wirelessly and conductively allowing electrical signals including power signals to travel between the part and an electrical device such as a cell phone arbitrarily positioned and supported... Agent: GlobalIPHoldings, LLC
20140035517 - Systems involving magnetic attachment for portable electronic devices and related methods: Systems involving magnetic attachment for portable electronic devices and related methods are provided. In this regard, a representative system includes: a magnetic attachment system operative to generate a magnetic field, the magnetic attachment system being operative to vary a strength of the magnetic field based, at least in part, on... Agent: Htc Corporation
20140035516 - Television low power mode and accessory charging: Described embodiments provide a local electronic device having a power supply coupled to a power main in wireless communication, via a wireless transceiver, to a remote device. The local electronic device includes a charging station to recharge a rechargeable power supply of the remote devices. The local electronic device detects... Agent: Lsi Corporation
20140035520 - Wireless charging system: Wireless charging system suppressing reduction of an electric power feeding efficiency due to imperfect alignment caused between a transmitter and a receiver unit. Included are a first 18 and a second coil portion 15 fixed to a first 14 and a second magnetic member 21, respectively, and close to each... Agent: Hitachi Power Solutions Co., Ltd.
20140035524 - Wireless power transmission system: The wireless power transmission is a system for providing wireless charging and/or primary power to electronic/electrical devices via microwave energy. The microwave energy is focused to a location by a power transmitter having one or more adaptively-phased microwave array emitters. Rectennas within the device to be charged receive and rectify... Agent: Omnilectric, Inc.
20140035530 - Electric automobile pwm rectification and converting voltage/current pulse charging system: The invention discloses a kind of electric automobile PWM rectification and converting voltage/current pulse charging system which is the charging system for large storage battery. The system includes rectifier module and charging module. The former links with AC network and charge module respectively. The said charging system also includes DC... Agent:
20140035527 - Electric vehicle docking connector with embedded evse controller: A portable electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) kit or system includes a docking connector having a docking head engagable with the charging port of an electric vehicle and a barrel or handle fixed to the docking head and having a barrel electrical connector. An EVSE controller is embedded within the... Agent:
20140035526 - Selective communication based on distance from a plurality of electric vehicle wireless charging stations in a facility: Systems, methods, and apparatus are disclosed for charging a vehicle in a wireless power transfer system. In one aspect, a method of charging a vehicle is provided, including determining distances between the vehicle and each of a plurality of charging stations. The method further includes selectively communicating, based on the... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20140035525 - System to control when electricity is provided to an inductive load and method of providing and using the same: Some embodiments include a system to control when electricity is provided to an inductive load. Other embodiments of related systems and methods are also disclosed.... Agent: Electric Transportation Engineering Corp., Dba Ecotality North America
20140035529 - Systems, methods, and apparatus for a homopolar generator charger with integral rechargeable battery: Systems, methods, and apparatus for providing a homopolar generator charger with an integral rechargeable battery. A method is provided for converting rotational kinetic energy to electrical energy for charging one or more battery cells. The method can include rotating, by a shaft, a rotor in a magnetic flux field to... Agent: Mechanical Energy Generating Systems, L.L.C.
20140035531 - Charge balancing system for batteries: A charge balancing system for a power battery includes a number of modules connected in series, each having two accumulator stages, each having an accumulator and isolated parallel converters connected to associated accumulator stages and to a low-voltage power system for supplying auxiliaries of an automobile. The converters have first... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives
20140035532 - Cell balancing module, voltage balancer device, and method for voltage balancing, particularly for voltage balancing of a stack of batteries: The invention relates to a cell balancing module, particularly for voltage balancing of a stack of batteries. The cell balancing module comprises an interface (SPI, VrefH, VrefL) to input a coded reference voltage (Vref) and input nodes (In1, . . . , InN) for connecting a stack of energy storage... Agent: Ams Ag
20140035534 - Battery pack: Battery pack circuits are provided. In one embodiment, the invention relates to a battery pack including a rechargeable battery including a first battery terminal and a second battery terminal coupled to a common terminal, a discharge control switch coupled between the first battery terminal and a first discharging terminal, a... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.
20140035533 - Charge control device and electronic apparatus using the same: A charge control device includes a control circuit configured to monitor a charge voltage and a charge current of a battery and perform output feedback control upon the charge voltage and the charge current to thereby achieve constant voltage charge or constant current charge of the battery; and an adjusting... Agent: Rohm Co., Ltd.
20140035535 - Contactless power transmitting system having overheat protection function and method thereof: Disclosed herein are a contactless power transmitting system having an overheat protection function, which protects a battery cell module from damage due to overheating while the battery cell module is being charged, and a method thereof. In the contactless power transmitting system, a contactless power transmitting apparatus transmits a first... Agent: Hanrim Postech Co. Ltd.
20140035536 - Activation device for use on intelligent battery: This utility model releases an activation device for use on intelligent battery, which includes: main control circuit, and the said main control circuit is connected to charging time control circuit via the primary control signal, to the output voltage control circuit via the secondary control signal, to the charging status... Agent: Tianjin Changhe Technology Co. Ltd.
20140035537 - Control method for electric vehicle: The present invention provides a control method for an electric vehicle, comprising the steps of: measuring a current voltage of a battery cell module and an external temperature immediately before or after a start of charging; determining whether or not charging has been completed by measuring a charging voltage of... Agent:
20140035538 - Method for optimally charging an electrochemical battery: Method for charging an electrochemical accumulator, comprising a step (E10) of determining the initial state of the electrochemical accumulator, characterized in that it comprises a step (E11) of determining the regime of charge of the electrochemical accumulator by optimizing the product of a charging time saving and an energy saving... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives
20140035539 - Integrated charger and alarm unit: An integrated charger and alarm unit. A plurality of alarm receptacles are in a housing, each for selectively receiving a sensor cord for sensing security status of one of a plurality of chargeable devices. A plurality of charging receptacles are in the housing, one for each alarm receptacle, each for... Agent: Se-kure Controls, Inc.
20140035540 - Energy storage device and methods: In one aspect, energy storage devices and methods are disclosed that include (preferably in order): a cationic electrode cover layer, a cationic electrode, a cationic exchange polymer electrolyte layer, a separation dielectric layer, an anionic exchange polymer electrolyte layer, an anionic electrode, and an anionic electrode cover layer. In certain... Agent:Previous industry: Electricity: motive power systems
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