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Electricity: battery or capacitor charging or discharging

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08/07/2014 > 42 patent applications in 14 patent subcategories.

20140217955 - Charge apparatus: A charge apparatus including a natural energy conversion module, an energy converter, an energy transmitter, an energy receiver, and an electricity storage device is provided. The natural energy conversion module receives the natural energy and converts the natural energy into a first electric energy. The energy converter is electrically connected... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20140217956 - Charging system for vehicle, method for charging vehicle, power supply system, and power supply method: A vehicle includes a first inlet to be connected to a commercial power source, a second inlet to be connected to a battery of an HEMS (Home Energy Management System) which supplies electric power greater than electric power supplied by the commercial power source, and an ECU. The ECU indicates... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140217954 - Shine on solar table: A table is disclosed that uses a built-in solar panel to collect and store electrical energy. The table uses the solar panel as part of the table top. The table includes electrical outlets for both 12-volt DC power and 110-volt AC power.... Agent:

20140217953 - Waste heat recovery system of vehicle: A waste heat recovery system of a vehicle generally comprises a heat source, an air-passage body, and a heat-preservation container. The heat source is provided with a pipe. The air-passage body is coupled to the pipe. The air-passage body defines therein a chamber and at least one passage communicating with... Agent:

20140217957 - Supply system and method for supplying an electric load: A system for supplying an electric load, in particular for charging a battery device, including a charging station with an accommodation unit for the battery device and a detection unit for the battery device. The detection unit includes a first optical transmitting device for transmitting a first optical signal and... Agent:

20140217962 - Charging apparatus and charging method: A charging apparatus includes a plurality of charging ports configured to charge external devices; a switch unit configured to connect or block power to or from each of the plurality of charging ports; and a controller configured to control so that an amount of current being supplied to at least... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140217959 - Hybrid bootstrap capacitor refresh technique for charger/converter: The disclosed embodiments provide a synchronous switching converter that converts a DC input voltage into a DC output voltage. This synchronous switching converter includes a high-side switching MOSFET coupled between an input node and a first node. The converter also includes a low-side switching MOSFET coupled between the first node... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140217958 - Mitigating premature wear out of a rechargeable battery: A computer-implemented method and information handling system manage a rate of decreasing full capacity of a rechargeable battery by using a projected/target rate of decreasing charge capacity for the battery. The method includes determining an actual rate of decreasing charge capacity of the battery, comparing the actual rate of decreasing... Agent: Dell Products L.p.

20140217961 - Portable power supply having lower charging voltage than discharging voltage: The portable power supply contains at least a first battery, at least a second battery, at least a first switch element, at least a second switch element, a plurality of charging and regulating circuits, an input interface element, and an output interface element. Each second battery is electrically connected in... Agent: Zonesking Technology Co., Ltd.

20140217964 - Power conversion equipment: A power conversion equipment or apparatus includes an AC/DC conversion circuit which rectifies and converts an alternating current power source to a direct current, and a DC/AC conversion circuit which converts the direct current to a high frequency three-phase alternating current voltage having 3N pulses times a fundamental wave frequency... Agent: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.

20140217963 - Protective circuit: A protective circuit is provided. The protective circuit includes a charging unit, a voltage regulating unit, and a comparing unit. The charging unit receives a rise signal and an over-current signal, and outputs a first reference voltage. The voltage regulating unit receives the first reference voltage and adjusts an output... Agent: Asmedia Technology Inc.

20140217960 - Self-adapting voltage amplifier and battery charger detection: An amplifier applies a self-adapting voltage to an output terminal. A bias circuit provides a greater bias current in a first external connection condition, in the absence of a pull-up resistance connected to the output terminal, than when such a pull-up resistance is present. The amplifier applies a different voltage... Agent:

20140217966 - Alignment, verification, and optimization of high power wireless charging systems: Provided are a method and apparatus and method for the alignment, verification and optimization of wireless charging systems manufactured for use and used with electric vehicles. With some minimal modifications the same apparatus may be used to align a charging coil mounted on a vehicle with a charging coil, mounted... Agent:

20140217968 - Contactless battery charger, electronic device, battery pack, and contactless charging system: A contactless charging system is made up of an electronic device and a contactless charger 200 that recharges the electronic device in a contactless manner. The electronic device transmits a full charge command indicating completion of charge. Upon receipt of the full charge command, the contactless charger shifts to a... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140217965 - Device for wireless charging having a plurality of wireless charging protocols: A receiver device configured to connect to a chargeable device, including an inductive region including at least one receiver coil for receiving magnetic flux from an inductive charging system. Additionally the receiver device includes a conductive region having contacts for receiving wireless electric power from a conductive charging system. In... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140217969 - Feed unit, electronic unit, and feed system: A power receiving circuit, a power transmitting circuit, an apparatus, and a feed system are disclosed. The power receiving circuit receives power in a noncontact manner, and includes an LC parallel resonant circuit and a reactance element that is electrically connected in series to the LC parallel resonant circuit. The... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140217970 - Non-contact charging module, electronic apparatus, and non-contact charging apparatus: This non-contact charging module can be suitably used by suppressing a change of an L value of a coil that is provided in the non-contact charging module, and achieves size reduction, even in the cases where a magnet that is provided in the other non-contact charging module is used or... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140217967 - Systems and methods for optimally delivering pulsed wireless power: A transmitter assembly is useful in optimizing in the delivery of wireless power to a plurality of receivers. Each receiver measures its own battery need for power and transmits that measurement as a request to the transmitter. The transmitter is configured to normalize and compare battery need requests. The transmitter... Agent: Ossia, Inc.

20140217973 - Charging apparatus and electric vehicle including the same: A charging apparatus and an electric vehicle including the same are disclosed. The charging apparatus includes a converter for, in a charging mode, converting an input alternating current (AC) voltage into a direct current (DC) voltage and a controller for controlling the converter. The converter includes a motor and a... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20140217974 - Charging apparatus and electric vehicle including the same: A charging apparatus and an electric vehicle including the same are disclosed. The charging apparatus includes a converter for, in a charging mode, converting an input alternating current (AC) voltage into a direct current (DC) voltage, and a controller for controlling the converter. The converter includes a motor, and a... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20140217978 - Charging station: A single-phase or multi-phase feed line is connected to a charging connection of the charging station, via which feed line the charge current flows to the charging connection of the charging station regardless of the load capacity identifier of the charge cable. An overload protection device is connected to and... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140217975 - Delivery vehicle system and charge method for delivery vehicle: In a system of charging a transport vehicle electric storage device immediately, transport vehicles under control of a ground controller and travelling using an electric storage device as a power source travel along a predetermined travelling route. Chargers including a rectifier rectifying alternating current into direct current, an electric storage... Agent: Murata Machinery, Ltd.

20140217971 - Electric vehicle supply equipment and control method thereof: A voltage at an output end of a switch of an electric vehicle supply equipment is detected before charging an electric vehicle. An earth leakage circuit breaker is tripped for cutting off power inputted to the switch and preventing the output end from outputting the power when the voltage is... Agent:

20140217979 - Method and device for optimized recharging of an electric battery: A method and device for optimized recharging of the electric battery of an electrical system by an electrical recharging device, in which the electric battery is recharged during a charging time period belonging to an available charging time period initiated by the connecting of the recharging system of the electric... Agent: Electricite De France

20140217980 - Method of monitoring the capacitive filter of a battery charger: A device for charging a battery, or a battery of an electric traction automotive vehicle, based on a three-phase or single-phase power supply network, including a filtering stage including a capacitive assembly and configured to be connected to the power supply network. The device includes a mechanism to monitor capacitive... Agent: Renault S.a.s.

20140217976 - Systems and methods for battery life maximization under fixed-route applications: An embodiment of the invention provides a method of charging an energy storage system for an electric vehicle. The method includes determining the estimated consumption for a specific route of the electric vehicle at different times and setting a target end point for the energy storage system based upon a... Agent: Proterra Inc.

20140217972 - Vehicle and power supply system: A vehicle includes a charging unit receiving electric power supplied from an external power supply through a power feeding cable connected to an inlet for charging a power storage device; a discharging unit for supplying electric power from the power storage device to the power feeding cable through the inlet;... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140217977 - Vehicle system: A vehicle system with a charging station and an autonomously movable, electrically powered vehicle dockable therewith, the vehicle system being mutually engageable at an inlet-side on the vehicle and an outlet-side on the charging station arranged to transport energy between the charging station and vehicle when engaged and further being... Agent: Lely Patent N.v.

20140217981 - Charging station for portable electronic devices: A charging station for portable electronic devices includes a base having a substantially vertical and forward facing wall and at least one suction cup secured to the wall to temporarily secure the portable electronic devices to the wall in a position that the portable electronic devices can be viewed and... Agent:

20140217982 - Electric storage cell control circuit: To satisfactorily carry out balancing even when balancing control is suspended. It is selected according to a condition which of battery cell information (old state information) by the last balancing stored in a storage device and battery cell information (new state information) acquired during a start of this time is... Agent: Hitachi Vehicle Energy, Ltd.

20140217983 - Energy management systems and methods: Example energy management systems and methods are described. In one implementation, a system includes an inverter and a combiner module coupled to the inverter. The combiner module receives DC signals from multiple DC sources and delivers a DC output signal. A control module manages a voltage and a current associated... Agent:

20140217984 - Extending battery life for a rechargeable battery: Technology is described for extending battery life for a rechargeable battery. The method can include estimating a desired energy storage for the rechargeable battery in an electronic device during an operating time period. Expected active periods for the rechargeable battery can be determined. A defined charge voltage can be computed... Agent:

20140217985 - Process for forming a battery containing an iron electrode: Provided is a process for activating a battery comprising an iron electrode. The process comprises providing a battery comprising a cathode and an iron anode. The battery further comprises an electrolyte comprising NaOH, LiOH and a sulfide. The battery is then cycled to equalize the state-of-charge of the cathode and... Agent: Encell Technology, Inc.

20140217986 - Alternating battery power supply system with inter-battery charging and rate of discharge management: A battery power supply system using a DC-DC step-up converter to increase voltage supplied from a battery in a load state. Output from the DC-DC step-up converter powers a load and supplies charging to a battery in a charge state. Each of a plurality of batteries is cycled between load... Agent:

20140217989 - Battery control system, battery controller, battery control method, and recording medium: A battery control system for controlling operation of a part of a plurality of batteries connected to an electric power system includes: detection that detects a battery characteristic of each of the plurality of batteries; selection that selects, as candidates for an adjustment battery used to adjust power of the... Agent: Nec Corporation

20140217987 - Battery management system and driving method thereof: A battery management system for effectively and accurately estimating a state of charge (SOC) of a battery is disclosed. In one aspect, the battery management system includes a main controller unit configured to receive current and voltage data from a sensing unit and calculate an open circuit voltage (OCV) upon... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140217988 - Charge/discharge control circuit and battery device: The level shifter circuit includes: a first transistor including a gate connected to an input terminal of the level shifter circuit and a source connected to a first power supply terminal; a first resistor including one terminal connected to the input terminal of the level shifter circuit; a second transistor... Agent: Seiko Instruments Inc.

20140217990 - Protective monitoring circuit and battery pack: A protective monitoring circuit includes a protective circuit to detect at least one of overcharging, overdischarging, and overcurrent of a chargeable secondary battery to control whether to turn on or off a control transistor to protect the secondary battery, and a secondary-battery monitoring circuit, having a reduced size and having... Agent: Mitsumi Electric Co., Ltd.

20140217991 - Shared swappable energy module: A number of variations may include a product including: a vehicle having a cargo bed and a plurality of electrical contacts provided in the vehicle bed constructed and arranged to be connected to electrical contacts on a module having a battery. A number of variations may include a method comprising:... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140217992 - Separators for lithium-sulfur batteries: This invention, in some variations, provides a separator for a lithium-sulfur battery, comprising a porous substrate that is permeable to lithium ions; and a lithium-ion-conducting metal oxide layer on the substrate, wherein the metal oxide layer includes deposits of sulfur that are intentionally introduced prior to battery operation. The deposits... Agent: Hrl Laboratories, LLC

20140217993 - Method and device for optimized recharging of an electric battery: A method of optimized recharging of the electric battery of at least one electrical system by an electrical recharging device, in which the electric battery is recharged during at least one time interval by applying a charging power level associated with this time interval, this time interval belonging to an... Agent: Electricite De France

20140217994 - Electronic device with fast charging circuit: An electronic device includes a pre-charging circuit and a battery. The pre-charging circuit is electrically connected to an external power supply and continually charges the battery of the electronic device. The electronic device further includes a fast charging circuit which includes a switch, a comparator and a NOR gate. The... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

  
07/31/2014 > 42 patent applications in 14 patent subcategories.
  
07/24/2014 > 31 patent applications in 9 patent subcategories.

20140203757 - Decorative object with a charging device: An apparatus is presented for using decorative objects having charging capabilities for charging battery operated electronic devices (such as portable and/or wireless/mobile devices) in public places. According to one embodiment, the apparatus for charging battery operated portable electronic devices may comprise a decorative unit, a power unit (power bank) comprising... Agent:

20140203758 - Method and apparatus for wirelessly transferring power and communicating with one or more slave devices: Some embodiments provide a system for charging devices. The system includes a master device and a slave device. Some embodiments provide a method for charging devices in a system that includes a slave device and a master device. The slave device includes (1) an antenna to receive a radio frequency... Agent: Golba LLC

20140203759 - Power supply system of vehicle and vehicle including same: A power supply system of a vehicle includes: a first power storage device that stores power for travel; a second power storage device that stores power for auxiliary equipment; a voltage conversion device that is provided between the first power storage device and the second power storage device, and that... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140203761 - Buck boost charging for batteries: Disclosed is a battery charging circuit having several operating modes include boost and buck mode, and forward and reverse mode. A power train and a current sensing block may share power transistors thus reducing the number of space-consuming power devices in the circuit. The current sensing block may indicate output... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140203764 - Docking station for a mobile robot: A robotic system comprising a mobile robot including a body housing a rechargeable power source and first electrical contact means disposed on the body and a docking station including second electrical contact means, wherein the mobile robot is dockable on the docking station in order to charge the rechargeable power... Agent: Dyson Technology Limited

20140203762 - Semiconductor device and battery pack: In a battery monitoring system included in a secondary battery, high-accuracy charge control is enabled at low cost. A semiconductor device includes: a drive unit which drives a transistor for controlling the charge current of a secondary battery and which is configured to be capable of selecting one of plural... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation

20140203766 - Smt system: The present invention provides a permanent magnet electric apparatus which is designed to couple to a generator and/or turbine output shaft to create electricity. More particularly, the invention seeks to provide a permanent magnet electric apparatus which includes a rigid spherically shaped supporting outer structure and/or irregular shaped structure and/or... Agent:

20140203763 - Step-up battery charging management system and control method thereof: In one embodiment, a battery charger can include: (i) a step-up converter configured to generate an output signal by boosting a DC input voltage, where a threshold voltage is greater than the DC input voltage; (ii) a charging control circuit configured to receive the output signal from the step-up converter,... Agent: Silergy Semiconductor Technology (hangzhou) Ltd

20140203765 - Storage battery device and storage battery system: According to one embodiment, a storage battery device includes a battery unit, a charging unit, a terminal, and a first circuit breaking unit. The battery unit includes a lithium ion battery and is connectable in parallel to other storage battery device that charges an external lithium ion battery. The charging... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140203760 - Turbine engine hybrid power supply: A method for controlling a hybrid machine is disclosed. The hybrid machine may be equipped with a turbine engine, a generator connected in series with the turbine engine, an electrical energy storage device, and a motor drivingly connected to a power output component for the hybrid machine. A controller may... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140203774 - Charging control device and charging control method: A charging control device includes a chopper circuit, a primary side coil, a primary side inverter circuit, and a control unit. A charged device includes a secondary side coil, and a secondary side rectifier circuit that is configured to be connectable to a storage cell. The control unit samples a... Agent: Hitachi Power Solutions Co., Ltd.

20140203767 - Electric induction charger capable of collecting electric wire: An electric induction charger capable of collecting an electric wire includes a charging body, a wire collection disk which is pivotally connected at one side of the charging body, and an electric wire. The charging body includes a power conversion unit therein. The power conversion unit is connected with a... Agent: Ceramate Technical Co., Ltd.

20140203771 - Electronic package, fabrication method thereof and adhesive compound: An electronic package is provided, which includes: a substrate, a charging module and a coil module disposed on the substrate, and an encapsulant formed on the substrate for encapsulating the charging module and the coil module. The coil module has a plurality of coils having an opening, an adhesive compound... Agent: Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd.

20140203769 - Method of multi-coil operation and optimization: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for wireless power transfer and particularly wireless power transfer to remote systems such as electric vehicles. In one aspect, a system comprises substantially co-planar first and second receiver coils. The system further comprises a third receiver coil. The system further comprises a controller... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140203770 - System and method for indicating charging status during wireless charging: A wireless charging system comprising a wireless charger for charging a chargeable device in a charging region in a vehicle. The system includes a controller that detects a charging status of the chargeable device in the charging region and an indicator in proximity to or on the charging region for... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140203768 - Systems, methods, and apparatus related to inductive power transfer transmitter with sonic emitter: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus related to wireless power transmission and living object deterrence. One aspect of the subject matter described in the disclosure provides a method of wireless power transfer. The method includes providing wireless charging power to a receiver. The method further includes activating a living... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140203772 - Wireless electric power transmitter: A wireless electric power transmitter for transmitting electric power for a charging function to a wireless electric power receiver is provided. The wireless electric power transmitter includes an electric power supply unit which supplies electric power; an amplifier which amplifies and outputs the electric power supplied from the electric power... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140203773 - Wireless power charging device and method for mobile equipment: A wireless power charging device and method for mobile equipment is disclosed. The wireless power charging device for mobile equipment includes: a signal oscillating unit receiving power from a power supply unit and oscillating a signal; a power signal generating unit generating a power signal by resonating with a signal... Agent: Bnr Technology Co., Ltd.

20140203775 - Apparatus and method for managing energy of electric vehicle: A system and method for managing energy of an electric vehicle are provided to calculate a necessary amount of energy based on battery characteristics and a user's schedule, and control charging and discharging of the electric vehicle using power information provided by a smart grid. The system includes a cloud... Agent:

20140203778 - Charging and discharging device: Provided is a charging and discharging device that does not need to use a high voltage capacitor even if a shielding switch is provided in an assembled battery for the sake of convenience of maintenance, and the like. The charging and discharging device includes: capacitors for connecting control terminals of... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140203776 - Docking station for a mobile robot: A docking station for a mobile robot comprising a base portion that is locatable on a floor surface and a rear portion that is pivotable with respect to the base portion, thereby permitting a user to place the docking station on the floor in an unfolded configuration but to store... Agent: Dyson Technology Limited

20140203777 - Electric vehicle supply equipment with temperature controlled current: In electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), interruption of charging due to overheating is prevented by adjusting the pulse duty cycle on the control pilot conductor communicating the maximum allowed current level to the electric vehicle, the adjustment being performed whenever the EVSE temperature exceeds a predetermined threshold temperature below the... Agent: Aerovironment, Inc.

20140203779 - Method and device for providing electrical energy: Electrical energy which has been provided for a given session (e.g. for charging an electric vehicle), but was not called up (required), can be otherwise used for at least one other session. The available electrical energy can be divided efficiently between the sessions in accordance with the actually required energy.... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140203781 - Battery pack and charging method thereof: A charging method of a battery and a battery pack thereof are described. A fully charged amount of the battery cell is changed upon comparing the charge amount of the battery to a reference capacity. If the battery cell is fully charged, charging of the battery cell may be interrupted... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140203780 - System and method for active charge and discharge current balancing in multiple parallel-connected battery packs: Methods and systems are presented for charging and/or discharging multiple parallel-connected battery packs in portable electronic devices, in which a charging or discharging current of a second battery pack is regulated based at least in part on a charging or discharging current of a first battery pack.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20140203782 - Battery management system: A battery management system includes detecting circuitry and control circuitry coupled to the detecting circuitry. The detecting circuitry detects cell voltages of battery cells of a battery pack. The control circuitry alternates between a normal state and a charging prohibition state. In the normal state, charging of the battery cells... Agent: O2micro Inc.

20140203783 - Monitoring/managing electrochemical energy device using detected intercalation stage changes: A system includes utilizes optical sensors arranged within or on portions of an electrochemical energy device (e.g., a rechargeable Li-ion battery, supercapacitor or fuel cell) to measure operating parameters (e.g., mechanical strain and/or temperature) of the electrochemical energy device during charge/recharge cycling. The measured parameter data is transmitted by way... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

20140203784 - Active swelling reduction for pouch cells: An aspect provides a method, including: normally discharging one or more battery cells housed in a flexible exterior material; determining one or more of the one or more battery cells has less than a predetermined voltage level; and actively discharging the one or more battery cells determined to have less... Agent: Lenovo (singapore) Pte. Ltd.

20140203786 - Power supply apparatus and power supply control apparatus: According to one embodiment, a power supply apparatus includes a battery assembly, a fuse element, a switch unit, and a control unit. The fuse element is connected between the battery assembly and a load unit driven by being supplied with power from the battery assembly. The switch unit is connected... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140203785 - Systems and methods for evaluating and controlling a battery system: Systems and methods for estimating the relative capacity of individual battery subdivisions in a battery system are presented. In some embodiments, a system may include calculation system configured to analyze the electrical parameters to generate derivative values of the parameters over a period of time. The calculation system may further... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140203787 - Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery contains 1% by mass or larger of a lithium nickel cobalt manganese oxide represented by LiaNixCoyMn1−x−yO2 (0.9≦a≦1.1, 0<x<1, 0<y<1, 2x≧1−y) as a positive electrode active material, and a positive electrode active material mixture layer contains 0.01 to 3.0% by mass of a molybdenum oxide (MoOz;... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.

  
07/17/2014 > 31 patent applications in 14 patent subcategories.

20140197776 - Battery section balancing methods and systems: Methods and systems for balancing battery states of charge in a multi-sectioned battery. In some embodiments, states of health and states of charge of one or more sections of a multi-sectioned battery may be determined. A relationship between the states of charge and states of health of the battery sections... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140197777 - Electricity supply system: An electricity supply system comprises: a battery module, a control module, and a distribution box. The battery module includes at least two in-series modules, each comprising at least two battery groups connected in series. The control module is connected with the battery module and includes an IGBT module, a relay... Agent: Shenzhen Byd Auto R&d Company Limited

20140197780 - Charging apparatus for secondary battery: A charging apparatus for a secondary battery comprises: a power supply circuit connected to a primary winding 11a of a transformer T1; a main winding 11b and a sub winding 11c connected to a secondary side of the transformer T1; a charging circuit 110 connected to the main winding 11b,... Agent: Tamura Corporation

20140197781 - Cradle for rechargeable lighting devices: A charger cradle for recharging a rechargeable lighting device is described. The cradle may include two prongs that flex outwards to allow a lighting device to be inserted into the cradle. After the lighting device is fully inserted, the prongs resume a normal position to exert an inward force on... Agent:

20140197779 - Electronic device, method for controlling the electronic device and control program for the electronic device: According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a charging controller, a first information detector, an elapsed time information detector, and a charging instruction module. The controller performs control for charging a battery with a first charging value. The first information detector detects first use date and time information stored... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140197778 - Temperature controlling system and method for battery: The present invention provides a temperature controlling system for a battery in an energy storage system, the temperature controlling system including: a converter comprising a plurality of switches and a converter inductor, the converter being configured to increase or decrease a voltage of the battery; a DC linker comprising first... Agent:

20140197783 - Apparatus and method for transmitting power and transceiving data using mutual resonance, and apparatus and method for receiving power and transceiving data using mutual resonance: An apparatus configured to transmit power, and transceive data, using mutual resonance, includes a power transmitter configured to wirelessly transmit power to a device, using a power transmission frequency as a resonant frequency. The apparatus further includes a communication unit configured to transceive data to and from the device, using... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140197787 - Self-charging electric vehicle and aircraft and wireless energy distribution system: A system and method to provide fast charge and discharge of electrical power without wires between two elements configured to have resonant tuned coils and circuits. The coils are energized by a power source that includes super capacitors, fast charging batteries and oscillating power management system.... Agent:

20140197786 - System for an implantable medical device having an external charger coupleable to accessory charging coils: An external charger system is disclosed comprising an external charger with an internal charging coil, as well as an output port coupleable to one of a plurality of types of external accessory charging coils of varying shapes and sizes. If the internal charging coil of the external charger is sufficient... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140197782 - Wireless charger with combined electric radiation shielding and capacitive sensing functions: A wireless charger with combined electric radiation shielding and capacitive sensing functions is provided. The wireless charger comprises a charging module, a capacitive sensor, and a control unit. The charging module comprises a first coil, a placing area, and a comb-shaped shielding located between the placing area and the first... Agent: Lite-on It Corporation

20140197785 - Wireless power transmitter, wireless power receiver, and control methods thereof: A wireless power transmitter and method are provided for transmitting charging power to a wireless power receiver. The method includes transmitting, to the wireless power receiver, a control signal including first time information and load change information; detecting a load change of the wireless power receiver during a period of... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140197784 - Wireless side charging: Devices to be charged and wireless charging devices are disclosed. A DTBC includes a processing unit, a battery, an axially wound receiver coil and battery charging components. The battery powers the processing unit. The axially wound receiver coil has a first end and a second end located at opposite ends... Agent: Vishay Dale Electronics, Inc.

20140197792 - Charging apparatus for a vehicle: Charging apparatus for a vehicle having an energy accumulator, the charging apparatus including a charging source, a charging plug, a charging socket, a charging control device, an alternating-current charging device and a power switching device. The charging socket has nine electrically assignable contacts, the first contact being connected as a... Agent: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

20140197793 - Charging apparatus for a vehicle with seven electrical contacts: A vehicle charging apparatus includes a charging source, a charging plug, a charging socket, a charging control device, an alternating-current charging device and a power switching device. The charging socket has seven electrically assignable contacts, the first contact being connected as a pilot contact by way of a pilot line... Agent: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

20140197788 - Device for charging a battery of a motor vehicle on the basis of a single-phase power supply network, and method of controlling the device: A device for charging a battery, for example of an electric traction motor vehicle, based on a single-phase power supply network, the device including a filtering stage configured to be connected to the single-phase network, a voltage step-down stage connected to the filtering stage, a voltage step-up stage configured to... Agent: Renault S.a.s.

20140197789 - Vehicle: A hybrid vehicle includes: a battery; a charging unit and an onboard cable for feeding electric power to the battery from a power supply located externally to the vehicle; an inner lid operated for a charging operation by means of the charging unit; and a harness mechanically coupled to the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140197790 - Vehicle battery charger: A vehicle battery charger for providing a charging current to a rechargeable vehicle battery which stores electric traction power includes a relay for interrupting the charging current, and fault diagnosing means for switching an operating condition of the relay to thereby diagnose a fault in the relay. At a time... Agent: Hitachi Metals, Ltd

20140197791 - Vehicle charging equipment: A vehicle charging equipment includes a charging equipment main body, a charging cable, a charge connector to be fitted to a vehicle-side connector and having a release button, a release button circuit to which voltage is applied from the vehicle to detect depression of the release button, a winding-up device... Agent: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.

20140197794 - Battery pack including different kinds of cells and power device including the same: There is provided a battery pack including a mixed cell and a power device including the same. The mixed cell may include a first cell and a second cell having different electrical characteristics. The electrical characteristics may include at least one of an open circuit voltage characteristic corresponding to a... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140197795 - System for balancing, by magnetic coupling, an association in series of elements for generating or storing electrical energy: The invention relates to a system for balancing an association in series of elements for generating and/or storing electrical energy, characterised in that it comprises: a plurality of full bridge inverters (OPC1, OPC2, OPCN), each consisting of two inverter arms connected in parallel between two end ports of the inverter,... Agent:

20140197796 - Electric storage device, electric storage system, and manufacturing method thereof: An electric storage device includes: a rolled electrode assembly 10 formed by winding a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator so as to have curved portions and linear portions; current collectors 7; and an electrolyte solution 3. A positive electrode substrate has at one end 10A an unformed... Agent: Gs Yuasa International Ltd.

20140197797 - Electrochemical device: To prevent deterioration of a battery or reduce the degree of deterioration of a battery and to maximize charge and discharge performance of the battery and maintain charge and discharge performance of the battery for a long time. A reaction product formed on an electrode surface causes various malfunctions and... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

20140197798 - Secondary battery system and operating method of secondary battery: A secondary battery has a progressively deteriorating SOC in which battery performance deteriorates when the secondary battery is stored, and is charged and discharged by a control device. An information processing device stores a preset first threshold smaller than the progressively deteriorating SOC of the secondary battery and a preset... Agent:

20140197799 - Electrochemical cell or battery with reduced impedance and method for producing same: The invention disclosed is a method for decreasing the internal resistance or impedance of a battery or electrochemical cell is described which comprises the step of discharging the battery or cell until it reaches an overdischarge condition and maintaining the battery or cell in the overdischarge condition for a period... Agent: Bathium Canada Inc.

20140197800 - Lithium solid state secondary battery system: The main object of the present invention is to provide a lithium solid state secondary battery system capable of restoring the decrease of output characteristics of a lithium solid state secondary battery without deteriorating an anode. The present invention attains the above-mentioned object by providing a lithium solid state secondary... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140197802 - Electronic device: Degradation of a battery is prevented or the degree of the degradation is reduced, and charge and discharge performance of the battery is maximized and maintained for a long time. A reaction product, which is formed on an electrode surface and causes various malfunctions and degradation of a battery such... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

20140197801 - Silicon-based electrode for a lithium-ion cell: A silicon-based electrode includes a silicon layer on a substrate, an electrically conductive layer overlying a top surface of the silicon layer, an optional polymer layer overlying the top surface of the electrically conducting layer, and a plurality of channels extending through the electrically conductive layer and the silicon layer... Agent: The Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Illinois

20140197803 - Charging apparatus: A charging apparatus includes: a charging unit charging a rechargeable battery; a fan to send air to the rechargeable battery; a control unit adapted to activate the fan when a predetermined cooling-execution condition is satisfied after initiation of charging the rechargeable battery by the charging unit and to deactivate the... Agent: Makita Corporation

20140197804 - Charging system and charging method thereof: Disclosed is a charging system and a charging method thereof. The charging system is applicable for charging an electronic device by at least a charging device and includes a detecting module configured to detect a voltage of a power storage unit of the electronic device; and a control module. When... Agent: Inventec Appliances Corp.

20140197805 - Diffusion-limited adaptive battery charging: Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system that adaptively charges a battery, wherein the battery is a lithium-ion battery which includes a transport-limiting electrode governed by diffusion, an electrolyte separator and a non-transport-limiting electrode. During operation, the system determines a lithium surface concentration at an interface between the... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140197806 - Capacitor charging circuit with low sub-threshold transistor leakage current: A capacitor charging circuit has input, output and control nodes, first and second series connected primary FETs, and first and second leakage current reduction FETs. All of the FETs have their gates coupled to the control node. The first primary FET is coupled between the input and output nodes, and... Agent:

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