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Electricity: battery or capacitor charging or discharging

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04/10/2014 > 19 patent applications in 12 patent subcategories.

20140097786 - Self-charging electronic devices: Self-powered portable electronic devices are disclosed that have the capacity to generate their own electrical power, store electrical charge, and distribute electrical power to similarly designed devices in close proximity. Devices generate power in part using one or more non-solar thermal energy sources that have increased stability and efficiency compared... Agent:

20140097787 - Active battery management system for a battery pack: A battery management system (BMS) for actively balancing the voltages and capacities of battery cells in a serial battery pack is provided. The BMS uses an array of synchronized voltage monitors to detect underperforming cells in the battery pack, and employs high speed parallel energy transfers to actively balance the... Agent:

20140097789 - Charging apparatus, charging system, and method of connecting charging terminal: An example of a charging apparatus includes a housing, a first movable member, and a second movable member. The first movable member is configured to be pressed down. The second movable member accommodates a charging terminal in the housing in a reference state, and when the first movable member has... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.

20140097788 - Method and system for charging battery: A method of charging a battery including at least one battery cell includes supplying a first current for charging the battery a first charge period, and supplying a second current for charging the battery for a second charge period, where the second current is less than the first current. The... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140097793 - Adjustable docking station with a swappable charging component and a method for its use: A docking station is disclosed, including a body, having a channel set in the top of the body and extending from one side to the other, and open at both sides, the channel having a floor that extends from front to back at a downward angle with respect to the... Agent:

20140097791 - Auto resonant driver for wireless power transmitter sensing required transmit power for optimum efficiency: An auto-resonant driver for a transmitter inductor drives the inductor at an optimal frequency for maximum efficiency. The transmitter inductor is magnetically coupled, but not physically coupled, to a receiver inductor, and the current generated by the receiver inductor is used to power a load. The system may be used,... Agent: Linear Technology Corporation

20140097790 - Bidirectional wireless charging/discharging device for portable electronic device: A bidirectional wireless charging/discharging device for the portable electronic device includes a logic control unit, a boost/buck unit, first and second reverse current suppressors, a control switch, and a receipt/transmission mode selection unit. The logic control unit includes an automatic mode selection resetting module. The reverse current suppressor provide function... Agent:

20140097792 - Electric vehicle recharging and or supplying electrical power: An electrical vehicle system recharges and sources electrical power in an electric vehicle. The electrical vehicle system includes a first drive and second drive unit electrically connected to a direct current bus. A converting circuit is serially connected to the first drive unit and the second drive unit and is... Agent: Ut-battelle, LLC

20140097794 - Motor vehicle having a storage for electric energy: The invention relates to a motor vehicle having a storage for electrical energy, which store is coupled to a coil into which electrical energy can be induced from outside the motor vehicle during a charging process. The vehicle includes a housing in which the coil is arranged, the housing being... Agent: Audi Ag

20140097795 - Electric vehicle charging stations with touch screen user interface: Disclosed herein are representative embodiments of methods, apparatus, and systems for using and operating electric vehicle charging stations (“EVCSs”) or electric vehicle supply equipment (“EVSE”) having a touch screen. The touch screen display device can be used, for example, to facilitate user interface with the EVCS/EVSE. The touch screen display... Agent: Optimization Technologies, Inc.

20140097796 - Universal charger: A universal charger includes a portable charger housing, an universal charging arrangement, and an energy input device. The universal charging arrangement includes a charging circuitry for managing electricity charging of the rechargeable battery, and a plurality of charging terminals movably provided in the battery compartment of the portable charging housing,... Agent: Ada (hong Kong) Limited

20140097797 - Energy storage system: An energy storage system is disclosed. The energy storage system may include a power control module coupled to a plurality of energy modules each including a plurality of batteries. The plurality of batteries may be placed in a plurality of containers and arranged in a plurality of parallel strings.... Agent: Enerdel, Inc.

20140097798 - Battery protection circuit module device: Disclosed herein is a battery protection circuit module device. The battery protection circuit module device includes a charging unit, a battery protection circuit module, and a system. The charging unit includes first and second MOSFET switches, and supplies externally input power to a battery or a system. The battery protection... Agent: Korea Lsi Co.,ltd

20140097799 - Method and apparatus for managing battery pack: An apparatus for managing a battery pack for a vehicle includes a temperature measurement module for measuring temperature of the battery pack; a current measurement module for measuring a charge/discharge current of the battery pack when the measured temperature is not within a predetermined temperature range; a time measurement module... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20140097800 - Method for charging battery and charge control device for battery: A method for charging a battery is used for charging a solid secondary battery including a positive electrode active material layer, a negative electrode active material layer and a solid electrolyte layer formed between the positive electrode active material layer and the negative electrode active material layer. Specifically, the method... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140097801 - Sodium ion battery system, method for using sodium ion battery, and method for producing sodium ion battery: The problem of the present invention is to provide a sodium ion battery system capable of intending higher capacity. The present invention solves the above-mentioned problem by providing a sodium ion battery system comprising a sodium ion battery and a charge control unit, wherein the anode active material is an... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140097802 - Charging system: The present invention discloses a charging system for charging a capacitor. The charge system includes at least one unit gain buffer, driven by a plurality of driving voltages, each unit gain buffer having a positive input terminal for receiving a target voltage and a negative input terminal coupled to an... Agent: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.

20140097803 - Method and apparatus for implementing a power converter input terminal voltage discharge circuit: A circuit includes a control circuit coupled to detect whether an electrical energy source is coupled to an input of a power converter. A switch is coupled to the control circuit to transfer energy from the input of the power converter to an output of the power converter during a... Agent: Power Integrations, Inc.

20140097804 - Method for energizing a chain-link converter, controller, computer programs and computer program products: A method in a controller for energizing a chain-link converter including one or more phase legs, each phase leg including a number of series-connected converter cells, each converter cell including four valves arranged in an H-bridge connection with a DC capacitor. Each valve in turn includes a semiconductor switch in... Agent:

  
04/03/2014 > 26 patent applications in 13 patent subcategories.

20140091747 - Clean charging of electric vehicles: The embodiments disclosed herein provide an option to drivers of electric vehicles to charge their electric vehicles using energy generated from renewable energy sources while still meeting charging requirements of the drivers. A system may schedule an electric vehicle for charging based on a historical clean energy profile.... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140091748 - Battery control systems: Various embodiments herein provide methods and apparatus for conditioning a battery. The conditioning may be undertaken to restore charge capacity or power capability, especially when practiced on a battery having a lithium negative electrode and/or a positive electrode having a conversion material. In one embodiment, the conditioning method includes applying... Agent: Quantumscape Corporation

20140091749 - Switch-controlled energy cycling apparatus: A switch-controlled energy cycling apparatus having two or more energy storage units; a control board that controls the status of each of the energy storage units and selectively cycles each between an inactive state, an active-discharging state, providing energy to a load outside of the apparatus, and an active-recharging state;... Agent:

20140091750 - Power supply apparatus and charging apparatus for electric vehicle: A power supply apparatus for an electric vehicle includes a main battery, a sub-battery of lower voltage, a first output circuit unit including a first output sub-unit and a second output sub-unit, a control circuit unit, and a second output circuit unit including a third output sub-unit. The first output... Agent:

20140091751 - System and method of using high energy battery packs: Energy storage system having one or more battery packs and a system controller for controlling the battery packs. Each battery pack has rechargeable storage cells and a battery pack controller in communication with the system controller. Through the operation of the system controller, battery packs with different initial charge states... Agent: Zero Motorcycles, Inc

20140091753 - Gateway apparatus, method thereof and charge/discharge system: A gateway apparatus includes a managing unit, an assigning unit, a receiving unit, a generating unit and a transmitting unit. The managing unit manages at least one storage battery group including a set of one or more storage battery systems selected from a plurality of storage battery systems. The assigning... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140091754 - High-efficiency battery charger: A high efficiency battery charger. The high-efficiency battery charger can include a first transformer to produce a charging current, a second transformer to produce a maintenance current lower than the charging current, a power feed circuit having an input for connection to a power source, and control circuitry configured to... Agent:

20140091752 - Usb charging system: A dual USB port charging system that can charge at 2.1 A and also at 1 A at the same time when the power supply is only capable of 10 W. A USB port is set as a 2.1 A port via resistor network. If nothing is connected to the... Agent: Ever Win International Corporation

20140091757 - Charging device and charging method with float-mounted charging unit: A charging arrangement includes a vehicle having a charging module in the vehicle underbody, and a stationary charging station with a charging unit, for the inductive charging of a battery of the vehicle. The charging station is disposed close to the ground or in the ground. The charging unit is... Agent: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

20140091758 - Communication apparatus: This communication apparatus makes it possible to have a non-contact charging module and a sheet antenna coexist, even in the case where there the non-contact charging module and the sheet antenna in the communication apparatus. The apparatus is provided with: a housing; a secondary-side non-contact charging module, which is housed... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140091756 - Wireless power transfer: Methods and systems for wireless transmission of power to a battery-operated device include a power receiving apparatus featuring at least one receiving resonator and a housing dimensioned to engage with a battery compartment of a battery-operated device, and a power transmitting apparatus including: a first pair of spaced source resonators,... Agent:

20140091755 - Wireless power transfer adaptation triggers: Adaptive multi-pathway wireless charging is described. In one aspect, embodiments enable one or more wireless charging pathways to be established concurrently in a wireless charging environment. The wireless charging pathways use same or different frequencies, powers, wireless power transfer (WPT) standards, and WPT configurations. Embodiments for adaptively configuring wireless charging... Agent: Broadcom Corporation

20140091761 - Charging connector accommodation apparatus for use in truck-type electric vehicle: A charging connector accommodation apparatus for use in a truck-type or pickup-type electric vehicle includes a box body having an opening facing an outside of a vehicle body and an opening facing an inside of the vehicle body, and a lid member. The box body includes a frame body, and... Agent: Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140091763 - Charging device for a high-voltage battery of a motor vehicle, charging assembly and method for operating a charging assembly: A charging device installed in a motor vehicle is connected via a connection device to an AC mains. The connection device includes a residual current circuit breaker incapable of detecting at least one residual current type, in particular a DC residual current. A communication signal is transmitted between a control... Agent: Audi Ag

20140091759 - Connector: A connector main body of a connector accommodates a contact unit, a power cut-off unit that has an electric conductor unit, and open and close a power feeding path between an electrically driven vehicle and an electric power apparatus by bringing into contact or opening electric conductor unit, and an... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140091760 - Electric storage device, and vehicle mounted electric storage system: Provided is an electric storage device provided with: a positive electrode including a positive electrode substrate and a positive electrode mixture layer, the positive electrode mixture layer being formed on the positive electrode substrate and containing a positive electrode active material; a negative electrode including a negative electrode substrate and... Agent: Gs Yuasa International Ltd.

20140091762 - Load system: A load system includes a power supply input unit for load test of an external power supply, a charging circuit or a charger to which electric power from the power supply is supplied via the power supply input unit, a plurality of loads to which the electric power from the... Agent: Tatsumi Corporation

20140091764 - Vehicle: A vehicle is capable of charging a power storage device mounted thereon using electric power from two power paths of an external DC power supply and AC power supply. The vehicle includes a DC charger for converting electric power from the DC power supply into charging electric power for the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140091765 - Traveler charger kit: A traveler charger kit includes a storage housing having an access opening, and a receiving cavity, a charger cover, a charging circuitry, a power input plug provided on the storage housing to electrically connect to the charging circuitry, and a charging terminal received in the receiving cavity and is electrically... Agent:

20140091766 - Power bracelet: A device configured to be worn around the wrist of a user and operable to charge an electrical device is provided. The device includes a cover and a band. The band is adapted to be worn around a wrist of a user. The cover may be adapted to mount onto... Agent:

20140091767 - Power source apparatus for vehicle: A power source apparatus mounted to a vehicle is equipped with a lead-acid battery and a lithium battery. An open circuit voltage and an internal resistance of each of the batteries are determined to satisfy the following conditions (a1), (a2), and (a3): (a1) In the use range of SOC of... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140091769 - Method and system for allocating identifiers to multi-slave in battery pack: Disclosed is a method and system for allocating identifiers to multi-slaves in a battery pack. The method for allocating identifiers, in which a master battery management system (BMS) allocates identifiers to N (N is an integer of 2 or above) number of slave BMSs through a communication network, includes (a)... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20140091768 - Storage device for storing electrical energy and method for operating a storage device: The invention relates to a storage device (101) for storing electrical energy, having a storage cell (103) that is chargeable using an electric charging current, having a charging circuit (105) connected to the storage cell (103) for charging the storage cell (103), having a discharging circuit (107) connected to the... Agent:

20140091770 - System and method for allocating identifier to multi-bms: Disclosed is a multi-BMS identifier allocation system. The multi-BMS identifier allocation system according to the present invention comprises a master BMS and N slave BMSs (N is an integer greater than or equal to 2) which are connected to a series communication network and a parallel communication network, wherein the... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20140091772 - Adaptive thermal management of an electric energy storage method and system apparatus: A system, method, and computer-readable storage medium to dynamically manage heat in an electric energy storage system, such as a battery pack or ultra-capacitor pack system in an electric vehicle.... Agent:

20140091771 - Lithium-based battery pack for a hand held power tool: A method for conducting an operation including a power tool battery pack. The battery pack can include a housing, a first cell supported by the housing and having a voltage, and a second cell supported by the housing and having a voltage. The battery pack also can be connectable to... Agent: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation

  
03/27/2014 > 35 patent applications in 15 patent subcategories.

20140084842 - Energy saving solar device: Herein is disclosed an improved device for supplying electrical current to a load from a primary current source. The device includes first and second rechargeable batteries each of which is coupled to both the load and the primary current source by a circuit. The circuit is configured to supply the... Agent:

20140084843 - High voltage charge pack: A portable high voltage charging apparatus (HVCA) can be configured to controllably charge a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) traction battery using energy provided by a low voltage (LV) lead acid vehicle battery. An HVCA can include a DCDC converter configured to boost a lower input voltage from the LV battery... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140084844 - Self-contained automotive battery booster system: A self-contained automotive battery booster system for boosting depleted automotive batteries when no external power source is available is provided, the self-contained automotive battery booster system having an integral power source; means for connecting the self-contained automotive battery booster system to an automotive battery; circuitry to ensure the safety of... Agent:

20140084851 - Apparatus and method for charging battery: Disclosed is an apparatus (and method) for charging a battery having a voltage measuring unit for measuring a voltage, a control unit for outputting a charge control signal corresponding to an early charging mode in which the battery is charged until a voltage of the battery rises to a preset... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20140084849 - Apparatus and method of charging rechargeable battery: The apparatus of charging a rechargeable battery includes a voltage detector which detects a voltage value between terminals of a rechargeable battery, a current generator which generates current for charging the rechargeable battery and outputs the generated current to the terminals of the rechargeable battery, and a controller which controls... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

20140084845 - Charger and charge control circuit for use therein: The present invention provides a charger circuit for supplying power from an external power source to a first common node and charging a second common node from the first common node; a regulator circuit is coupled between the external power source and the first common node. The charger circuit includes... Agent: Richtek Technology Corporation

20140084853 - Charging device: The present invention addresses the problem of providing a charging device capable of precisely outputting charging power to a battery or the like within a broad voltage range of tens-to-hundreds of volts. This charging device comprises: a converter unit that outputs a charging voltage to a battery and a control... Agent: Nichicon Corporation

20140084847 - Configurable power supply system: A configurable power supply system is disclosed. The configurable power supply system comprises a power source for providing input power, a switch, coupled to the power source, for enabling a bypass path for outputting the input power to an output node as an output power when turned on; a rechargeable... Agent: Energy Pass Incorporation

20140084850 - Host apparatus, user terminal apparatus, method of controlling charger, and method of communication using the same: A host apparatus, a user terminal apparatus, a method of controlling a charger, and a method of communication thereof. The host apparatus includes: a connector which includes a terminal to which the user terminal apparatus is connected; a power supplier which supplies power to the connector; a controller which, if... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140084852 - Internet device and automatic switching method, apparatus and circuit for charging interface of internet device: An internet device and an automatic switching method, apparatus and circuit for a charging interface of an internet device are disclosed. The device includes a device charging interface (20), a dock charging interface (30), a charging loop (40) and an automatic switching apparatus (10) for a charging interface. The method... Agent: Zte Corporation

20140084846 - Method and circuitry to adaptively charge a battery/cell: The present inventions, in one aspect, are directed to techniques and/or circuitry to applying a charge pulse to the terminals of the battery during a charging operation, measure a plurality of voltages of the battery which are in response to the first charge pulse, determine a charge pulse voltage (CPV)... Agent:

20140084854 - Portable terminal device, charging method, and program: A portable terminal device is provided which is capable of notifying a user of a use status of external power supplies when there are a plurality of external power supplies for charging. A portable terminal device includes a secondary battery which is charged with power supplied from any one of... Agent: Nec Casio Mobile Communications, Ltd.

20140084848 - Temperature-controlled power supply system and method: A temperature-controlled power supply system is disclosed. The temperature-controlled power supply system comprises a power source, for supplying input power; a rechargeable battery module, for receiving the input power for power storage; a charging unit, coupled between the power source and the rechargeable battery module, for charging the rechargeable battery... Agent: Energy Pass Incorporation

20140084860 - Apparatus and methods for charging an implanted medical device power source: Apparatus and methods for charging an implanted medical device.... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140084862 - Charging system: Disclosed is a charging system for both plug-in charging systems and contactless charging systems, having a simple electrical configuration, and capable of achieving miniaturization and weight saving. The charging system includes a secondary cell charged via first/second coils of a transformer to which electrical power is supplied from a first... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20140084855 - Communication efficiency with an implantable medical device using a circulator and a backscatter signal: A device includes a primary antenna configured to communicate a signal to an antenna of an implantable medical device (IMD). A circulator is coupled to the primary antenna. The circulator enables the signal to pass from a transmitter to the primary antenna. The circulator also enables a backscatter signal from... Agent: Cyberonics, Inc.

20140084857 - Methods and systems for detecting foreign objects in a wireless charging system: Methods and systems are described for using detection coils to detect metallic or conductive foreign objects that can interfere with the wireless transfer of power from a power transmitter to a power receiver. In particular, the detection coils are targeted to foreign objects that are smaller than a power transmitter... Agent: Convenientpower Hk Ltd.

20140084856 - Methods and systems for rapid wireless charging: A system (300) and method (400) for wireless charging are provided. A control circuit (304) charges one or more cells (301) in a secondary wireless charging circuit (308) that receives power wirelessly from a primary (312). The control circuit determines the state of charge and temperature of the cells. The... Agent: Motorola Mobility LLC

20140084861 - Non-contact power reception apparatus and jig for fabricating core for non-contact power reception apparatus: A non-contact power reception apparatus is provided, in which a power reception coil for a charging system and a loop antenna for an electronic settlement system are mounted on a battery pack and a cover case of a portable terminal such that the power reception coil is arranged in the... Agent: Hanrim Postech Co., Ltd.

20140084863 - Power receiving device, vehicle, and contactless power feeding system: A contactless power feeding system includes a power transmitting device including a power transmitting unit and a power receiving device including a power receiving unit, and allows the power transmitting and receiving units to electromagnetically resonate with each other to supply electric power contactlessly. The power receiving device includes a... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140084859 - Vehicle charger safety system and method: Wireless vehicle charger safety systems and methods use a detection subsystem, a notification subsystem and a management subsystem. The detection subsystem identifies a safety condition. The notification subsystem provides an indication of the safety condition. The management subsystem addresses the safety condition. In particular, undesirable thermal conditions caused by foreign... Agent: Witricity Corporation

20140084858 - Wireless power transmission apparatus and method and wireless power reception apparatus: A wireless power transmission apparatus includes a measurer configured to measure a value of a current flowing in a source resonator, a communication unit configured to receive a value of a charging current of a battery from a wireless power reception apparatus, and a power controller configured to control an... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140084864 - Method for charging a battery: The disclosure relates to a method for charging a battery having at least one battery cell. A first connection of a charging device is connected to a first pole of the at least one battery cell by a rectifying device. The rectifying device is set up such that charging current... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140084865 - Charger: The disclosure provides a charger including a base and a charging circuit. The base includes a coupling portion for detachably coupling with one of multiple supporting stands. Each of the supporting stands has a supporting container with different standards. The coupling portion has a coupling surface. The coupling surface is... Agent: Cipherlab Co., Ltd.

20140084866 - Electromagnetic induction device of coil type for charging and supplying power: An electromagnetic induction device of coil type for charging and supplying power, the device comprises a split type electrical body (1) and a charging body (2); wherein the electrical body (1) comprises a first casing (11), a first charging circuit board (12) fixed inside the first casing (11), a chargeable... Agent: Dongguan Jie Du Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.

20140084867 - Secondary battery device and battery capacity estimation system: Certain embodiments provide a secondary battery device comprising: a battery module including a plurality of secondary battery cells; a battery monitoring circuit that measures a cell voltage value and a cell temperature value of each cell; a current measurement circuit that measures a current value flowing through the battery module;... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140084868 - Balancing method and battery system: According to an example embodiment, a battery system includes: a plurality of modules, each including a plurality of cells connected to each other in series and a cell balancing circuit performing a balancing operation between the plurality of the cells based on voltages of the plurality of the cells; and... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140084869 - Method and apparatus for charging and discharging battery: Disclosed is an apparatus and methods for charging and discharging a battery, the apparatus including at least one tray provided in a charge/discharge structure, or detached from the charge/discharge structure, for charging and discharging, a plurality of battery cells included in the at least one tray, and a power control... Agent: Lg Cns Co., Ltd.

20140084870 - System and method for balancing charge within a battery pack: A system for balancing charge within a battery pack with a plurality of cells connected in series, including a capacitor; a processor configured to select a combination of donor cells and receiver cells from the plurality of cells in one of the following two modes: (1) a first mode where... Agent:

20140084871 - Systems and methods for balancing battery cells: In a power converter, a primary winding receives an input power. In addition, multiple secondary windings transform the input power into multiple charging currents to charge a set of cells via a set of paths. The multiple secondary windings further balance the set of cells based on the charging currents.... Agent: O2micro Inc.

20140084872 - Charge and discharge control device and charge and discharge control method: A charge and discharge control device includes: a coordination unit which generates coordination information for calculating an output value which each storage battery is caused to output, based on a bus voltage value and a target voltage value; a string output calculating unit which calculates, based on the coordination information,... Agent:

20140084873 - Protection apparatus for secondary battery: A battery pack includes a secondary battery; and a protection device including: a measurement unit coupled to the secondary battery and configured to measure a temperature and a voltage of the secondary battery; a temperature estimation unit coupled to the measurement unit and configured to estimate a future temperature of... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140084874 - Method and apparatus for providing electrical energy: In a charging management system for electrical vehicles, a maximum charging current for a plurality of charging operations, e.g., for a plurality of charging stations and/or electrical vehicles, is coordinated in a centralized or decentralized manner while complying with predefined flexibly adjustable secondary conditions. The secondary conditions can include economic... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140084875 - Electric motor drives for recapturing electrical energy: A set of electric motor drives for recapturing otherwise unused electrical energy from electric motors and methods of using same are disclosed that provide electrical energy in addition to mechanical energy by recapturing electrical energy that would be unused if conventional technologies were followed. Such recapturing motor drives can provide... Agent:

20140084876 - Enhanced efficiency energy-scavenging interface, method for operating the energy-scavenging interface, and energy-scavenging system comprising the energy-scavenging interface: An energy-scavenging interface includes first and second switches connected in series between an input and reference, and third and fourth switches connected in series between the input and an output. A control circuit closes the first and second switches and opens the third switch for a first time interval to... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.i.

  
03/20/2014 > 22 patent applications in 13 patent subcategories.

20140077750 - E cubed program: The Program addresses 3 distinct methodologies: energy independence, environmental stewardship and sustainable economic growth. Vertical-axis wind turbines and solar panels will be strategically installed in parking lots and on roofs of commercial and residential structures to generate electricity for immediate and stored use. This program will encourage the conversion to... Agent:

20140077751 - Modular electrical energy production device: A modular electrical energy production device that includes a plurality of input connectors; a regulator unit coupled electrically to the input connectors; a converter unit, a storage device and an optional first output connector, coupled electrically to the regulator unit; a control unit; and a second output connector coupled electrically... Agent: Soitec

20140077753 - Suction-fit separable mobile backup power supply: Since the protective sleeve and bottom cover is fixed, power while matching with mobile phone connected to terminal, on the one hand you can charge the phone from the power to extend the phone's standby time or use, Use the cable is not required to use any user-friendly, compact structure,... Agent:

20140077752 - System and method for battery pack managment using predictive balancing: Predictive battery pack cell balancing apparatus and methods are presented in which active bypass current switching is controlled according to initial balancing bypass current values to balance the cell depth of discharge (DOD) values by the end of a charging/discharging time period, and according to continuous balancing bypass current values... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20140077757 - Analog photovoltaic power circuit with auto zero calibration: The invention provides an analog photovoltaic power circuit with auto zero calibration, which judges whether the current trend or voltage trend has the same direction as or different direction from the power trend, and adjusts an input/output power conversion accordingly, so that an input current approaches to an optimum current... Agent: Richtek Technology Corporation

20140077756 - Electric power conversion apparatus, power storage system and power storage method: A power storage system includes an electric power conversion apparatus, an electric power generation source, and a power storage unit. The power storage unit is configured to have a stored power voltage equal to or higher than a first control voltage to be given to a control unit, the first... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20140077755 - Emergency power supply starting system for a lithium battery with automatic preheating function: An emergency power supply starting system a lithium battery with automatic preheating function, including a lithium battery pack, an output control module, an output module, a working power supply control module, a CPU master control module, an operation panel display function module, a heater control module, a heater module, an... Agent: Shanghai Guangwei Electric & Tools Co., Ltd.

20140077754 - System and method for scheduling lithium ion battery charging: A battery charging system and method for schedule based charging to pre-charge a battery to an interim voltage level for a first duration of time and applies a finishing to a maximum voltage level at a second time shortly preceding use of the battery. The finishing charge may be initiated... Agent: Charger Coach LLC

20140077758 - Apparatus for inductive charging of portable devices in vehicles: A portable device recharging system includes a base unit generating an electromagnetic field. A portable device includes a rechargeable battery inductively charged by the electromagnetic field. Spacers are disposed between the portable device and the base unit. The spacers support the portable device and maintain an air gap between the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140077759 - Charging device and associated electrical appliances: A charging device and associated electrical appliances are provided. More than one electronic device can be charged simultaneously, with a wireless charging option available. Thus, the user has greater flexibility in selecting the desired charging option. Each associated appliance has a receiving compartment to hold the charging device, and the... Agent:

20140077760 - Vehicle and power transmission/reception system: A vehicle includes a power reception unit for receiving electric power in a non-contact manner by electromagnetic field resonance, and a device power feeding unit for transmitting electric power to be supplied to an in-vehicle electrical device in a non-contact manner by electromagnetic induction. A distance over which the electric... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140077761 - Charging device including a retractable power conduit and method of operating a charging device: A charging device for use with a power storage device includes a housing, a power conduit configured to deliver current to the power storage device, and a cable reel assembly coupled to the housing and to the power conduit. The cable reel assembly is configured to permit extension of a... Agent:

20140077762 - System and method for electric vehicle (ev) charging: A smart Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (“EVSE”) that will accept input from different sources to determine the max rate of charge an Electric Vehicle (EV) can be safely charged at without overloading the electrical system of the residence. The system will also communication signals from the power company, fire department... Agent:

20140077763 - Multi-orientation stand for a portable electronic device: A multi-orientation stand system for a portable electronic device, the multi-orientation stand including portable electronic device and a first surface disposed in contact with the portable electronic device for supporting the portable electronic device in a plurality of orientations. Also included is at least one charging feature disposed proximate the... Agent: Research In Motion Limited

20140077764 - Method for battery management and diagnosis: Method for managing a battery comprising several accumulators that can be linked in series or in parallel, comprising a charging or discharging phase during which the accumulators are disposed in series, characterized in that it thereafter comprises a balancing phase comprising the placing of the accumulators in parallel, during which... Agent: Commisariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

20140077765 - Virtual cell method for battery management: The present disclosure provides a system, method, and apparatus for battery management. The disclosed method involves current balancing through sinking and/or sourcing current, by at least one virtual cell, for battery cells in a battery pack based on available current and capacity of the battery cells. In one or more... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140077766 - Charging/discharging support device: A charging/discharging support center provides normal power sales/purchase price information, including a power purchase price of power purchased to charge a battery of a vehicle and a power sales price of power discharged from the battery for sale, depending on whether it is busy hours during which a large-scale store... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140077767 - Methods for de-energizing a chain-link converter, controller, computer programs and computer program products: A method for de-energizing a chain-link converter including one or more phase legs each phase leg having a number of series-connected converter cells. The phase legs are connected to a respective charging resistor. The method includes the steps of: opening AC circuit breakers arranged between a power grid and the... Agent:

20140077768 - Communication method, communication system, and energy storage system including the same: There is provided a battery system including a system bus, a system controller coupled to the system bus and configured to transmit one or more first system frames on the system bus, and one or more battery subsystems coupled to the system bus and configured to transmit one or more... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140077769 - Method and apparatus for improving cycle life capacity of a battery pack: A method (900) of reducing variation of an energy storage capacity of a battery across its cycle life is disclosed. The method can include the step (901) of monitoring one or more voltages of one or more cells of a battery for a predetermined discharge usage time. Where a profile... Agent: Motorola Mobility LLC

20140077770 - Power factor correction circuit controlling device and charging device: A power factor correction circuit controlling device has a power factor correction circuit that is connected to an AC power supply, and brings a waveform of an input current from the AC power supply close to a sine wave to correct a power factor by an on/off operation of a... Agent: Omron Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140077771 - Vehicle control device: [Problem] To enable effectively utilizing electrical energy of a vehicle and effectively preventing early deterioration of the second electricity storage unit. [Solution] Provided is a vehicle control device for supplying electricity to an electrical load component of a vehicle. The vehicle control device comprises: a first electricity storage unit (3)... Agent: Mazda Motor Corporation

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