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Electricity: battery or capacitor charging or discharging

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12/18/2014 > 18 patent applications in 9 patent subcategories.

20140368153 - Photovoltaic handbag and system: A bag includes a frame having a base, a pair of side walls, and a pair of end walls. The base, side walls, and end walls are engaged to one another to define an interior portion accessible via an open end of the frame. An inner lining is removably positionable... Agent:

20140368154 - Power management apparatus, power management method and power management program: According to an embodiment, a power management apparatus is provided with storage means, discharge plan creation means, discharge instruction means. The storage means stores a discharge amount of a power storage device to a distribution system, correspondingly to a prescribed parameter. The discharge plan creation means, when storable regenerative power... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140368155 - Smart vehicle rescue battery apparatus: A smart vehicle rescue battery apparatus includes a battery unit, a first switch unit, a second switch unit, a third switch unit, a fourth switch unit, a control unit and a voltage polarity detection unit. The first switch unit and the fourth switch unit are turned on, when the connection... Agent:

20140368156 - Battery and charger kiosk: A battery rental kiosk system is provided. The system allows for batteries to be rented or purchased for mobile devices that may require a battery recharge. In one embodiment, the system may allow a customer to rent the battery for a selected time period and charge a customer credit card... Agent:

20140368157 - Energy storage system for foot-powered devices: An energy generation and storage system includes an energy generation device within a component of a shoe. The system also includes an energy storage device having an attachment structure configured to removably secure the energy storage device to the shoe or the shoe's wearer and electrically connect to the energy... Agent:

20140368158 - Hybrid battery system: A rechargeable, hybrid battery system incorporates a high power battery component and a high energy density battery component. The voltage of the high energy density battery varies as a function of its state of charge, but remains greater than the voltage of the high power battery throughout the operating range... Agent: A123 Systems, Inc.

20140368159 - Mobile terminal and device and method for charging same: A mobile terminal, and a device and method for charging the same are provided. A power input of a Voltage Bus (VBUS) of a Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface in the mobile terminal is connected to a switch capable of switching off and switching on the power input of the... Agent: Zte Corporation

20140368160 - Vehicle electric system, device for controlling a vehicle electric system, and vehicle with a device: A vehicle electric system for a vehicle may include a first vehicle electric system branch having a first energy store and a first dynamic electric load, a second vehicle electric system branch having a second sensitive electric load, and a first controllable switching device arranged between the first and second... Agent:

20140368161 - Battery life of portable electronic devices: The present disclosure provides a method for improving battery life of electronic devices such as Bluetooth headsets, smart-watches among others running on small batteries, for example coin batteries. The method may include wireless power transmission through suitable techniques such as pocket-forming, while including receivers and capacitors in the aforementioned devices.... Agent: Dvinewave Inc.

20140368166 - 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:

20140368164 - Device and method for wirelessly transmitting power: There is provided a wireless power transmitting device capable of simply being carried by a user and wirelessly transmitting a power to a power receiving device with a high transmission efficiency regardless of time and space. The wireless power transmitting device includes a power storage unit configured to store a... Agent: Hanrim Postech Co., Ltd.

20140368163 - Modular wireless charging station and assembly: A modular wireless charging assembly is presented herein. In particular, the charging assembly comprises a plurality of wireless charging pads or bases disposed in removably interconnected relation with one another to provide a collective charging surface or interface. Particularly, each of the wireless charging pads or bases include a charging... Agent:

20140368165 - Power reception control device, power reception device, non-contact power transmission system, electronic instrument and power reception control method: A power reception control device provided in a power reception device of a non-contact power transmission system includes a power-reception-side control circuit that controls an operation of the power reception device, and a power supply control signal output terminal that supplies a power supply control signal to a charge control... Agent:

20140368162 - Touch field compound field detector i.d. cell phone: Finding power to operate electronics on or near a cell phone usually requires a wired power connection making it difficult to add useful and desired electronics to the cell phone. Harvesting power from the cell phone's transmission using this herein described invention eliminates wiring opening up markets for these optional... Agent:

20140368167 - Dc/dc converter, on-board unit and charging device: A DC/DC converter 1 is configured to allow separation of a primary side constitution unit 3 and a secondary side constitution unit 4 of a transformer 2. A secondary side switching element FET 2 is provided in the secondary side constitution unit 4, and controls power supply to a load... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140368168 - Techniques for optimizing power supply output: New power output control systems are provided that maintain optimal voltage, current, and other electrical characteristics. In some aspects of the invention, a lagging or deteriorated power supply aspect is at least partially replaced to avoid limitations while the output of a specialized, stronger aspect is altered and addressed to... Agent:

20140368169 - Battery having a control device and an additional interface: A battery includes a control device having an interface configured to enable a measurement of battery properties and/or of a discharge of the battery, in the event that the control device has failed. A motor vehicle, such as an electrical motor vehicle, includes the battery. An analysis plug is configured... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140368170 - Electric automobile and charging system for the electric automobile: A charging system for an electric vehicle and an electric vehicle are provided. The charging system comprises: a power battery; a charge-discharge socket; a bidirectional DC/DC module having a first DC terminal connected with a first terminal of the power battery and a second DC terminal connected with a second... Agent: Shenzhen Byd Auto R&d Company Limited

12/11/2014 > 29 patent applications in 13 patent subcategories.

20140361725 - Power storage control device, power storage control device control method, program and power storage system: The present disclosure relates to a power storage control device, a power storage control device control method, a program and a power storage system which can enhance reliability more. The power storage control device has: an AC/DC converter which converts power supplied from a power system; a DC/DC converter which... Agent: Omron Corporation

20140361727 - Battery device: A battery device includes a plurality of power converters, and a power storage unit connected between the power converters. The power converters and the power storage unit are configured to convert power from a first power standard to a second power standard by transferring the power through the power storage... Agent:

20140361726 - System and method for assuring operational readiness of a mission critical battery having a long storage period: A system and method for ensuring the readiness of a mission critical battery in a device, the system includes a rechargeable battery as the mission critical battery disposed within the device slaved to a primary charging battery through a charge controller both of which are disposed outside of the device.... Agent: Panacis, Inc.

20140361728 - Nfc assisted wireless charging: A charging system may include a charging apparatus having a controller and a power transmitter. The controller may be configured to initiate authentication of a device by communicating with the device via a first electromagnetic field. The transmitter, in response to the authentication, may be configured to transmit power to... Agent:

20140361730 - Bi-directional switching regulator and control circuit thereof: The present invention discloses a bi-directional switching regulator and a control circuit of the bi-directional switching regulator. The bi-directional switching regulator includes a single power stage, an operation circuit, a power path management circuit and a power path controller. The power path management circuit includes a first power path switch... Agent: Richtek Technology Corporation

20140361733 - Charger and charging system: A charger and a charging system are provided. The charger includes: a rectifier, a transformer, a first diode, a capacitor, a voltage sampling feedback unit, a pulse width modulation (PWM) controller, a battery voltage feedback unit and a semiconductor switching component, where the battery voltage feedback unit is added in... Agent:

20140361729 - Devices, systems and methods for mining equipment: A charging device adapter includes an adapter receptacle that is positioned proximate a charging device. The charging device is configured to charge a rechargeable device and includes multiple charger output plugs that are conductively coupled to the charger. The adapter receptacle is configured to receive one of the charger output... Agent:

20140361732 - Storage battery control device, storage battery control method, program, power storage system and power supply system: A storage battery control device includes a storage battery control method, a program, a power storage system and a power supply system which can fulfill better performance with a configuration where a plurality of storage batteries are connected. A storage battery to be charged is determined based on the states... Agent: Omron Corporation

20140361731 - Vehicle-mounted charging device: A vehicle-mounted charging device includes a charging main body, an external module, an electric wire, and a lighting module. The charging main body includes a circuit board in a first shell, a power plug, and a first shell. A power socket of a vehicle connects to the circuit board. The... Agent:

20140361741 - Adaptive power control for wireless charging of devices: Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power transfer. A wireless power transmitter includes a transmit antenna and a controller. The transmit antenna inductively transfers power to a plurality of receiver devices. The controller is operably coupled to the transmit antenna and causes a first one of the plurality of receiver... Agent:

20140361740 - Battery system for a power tool, as well as battery holder therefor, charger, and charging system: A battery system for a power tool includes two or more battery packs (12), at least one battery holder (14) adapted to detachably engage two or more of the battery packs and a charger (16, 216, 316, 416) adapted to detachably engage the battery holder and to simultaneously electrically communicate... Agent:

20140361737 - Display and electronic device adapted to the display: A display able to recharge a battery of a portable device in close proximity includes a transparent layer, a displaying layer, a transmitting module, and a back shroud. The displaying layer is attached to the transparent layer. The transmitting module includes a transmitting coil attached to the displaying layer and... Agent:

20140361738 - Method of generating load variation for detecting wireless power receiving unit in wireless charging, and wireless power receiving unit: A method for generating a load variation for detecting a wireless power receiving unit in wireless charging is provided. The method includes maintaining a switch connected to a dummy load in an ON state by the wireless power receiving unit, receiving wireless power from a wireless power transmitting unit, and,... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140361734 - Power supply method, charging control device, and power supply system: There is provided a power supply method including an initial setting step of performing, by a charging control device, initial setting on a plurality of battery devices each including a secondary cell therein and a charging device performing contactless power transmission to transmit power to the battery devices that are... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140361735 - Self optimizing antenna for nfc and wireless charging: A charging system may include a charging apparatus having a controller and a power transmitter. The controller may be configured to determine a device position relative to the controller based on at least one signal received from the device. The controller may also be configured to determine whether the device... Agent: Cellco Partnership (d/b/a Verizon Wireless)

20140361739 - Wireless power transfer method, wireless power transmitter and wireless charging system: The present disclosure relates to a wireless power transmitter, a wireless power receiver and a wireless charging system in a wireless power transfer field. A wireless power transmitter disclosed herein includes a first coil configured to transfer a wireless power signal to a wireless power receiver, a second coil having... Agent:

20140361736 - Wireless power transmission apparatus for high efficiency energy charging: A wireless power transmission apparatus for high efficiency energy charging, includes a resonator configured to transmit power, and a power supply unit configured to supply power to the resonator. The apparatus further includes a first switching unit configured to connect the resonator to the power supply unit, and disconnect the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140361743 - Detection of imbalance across multiple battery cells measured by the same voltage sensor: A vehicle having a battery pack with cells arranged in at least groups of two cells in series is disclosed. A controller balances the cells based on a change in voltage across the cells being different than an expected change in voltage. The expected value is based on a current... Agent:

20140361742 - Electric vehicle charger: An electric vehicle charger includes a DC/DC converter and control circuits. The DC/DC converter includes an inverter module; a transformer module connected to the inverter module; and a converter module connected to the transformer module. The control circuits includes a multi-loop feedback control system connected to the converter module; and... Agent:

20140361745 - Energy management system: An energy management system that achieves minimization of electric power costs and leveling of an electric power demand while securing necessary battery residual quantity. The energy management system includes a charging stand that supplies electric power to an electric vehicle (EV) as an electric power supply part, a reservation information... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140361744 - On-board battery charger for electric vehicles and control method thereof: An on-board battery charger is provided that senses a voltage value of power input from a charging facility when the charging facility is connected to charge the batteries and receives a pulse width modulation (PWM) signal of a current value of the power from the charging facility. In addition, the... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140361746 - Charge/discharge control circuit and battery device: The present invention provides a charge/discharge control circuit and a battery device capable of detecting an intermediate terminal disconnection without causing the balance between battery voltages to collapse and shortening the service life of the battery device. A charge/discharge control circuit which controls charging/discharging of a plurality of secondary batteries... Agent: Seiko Instruments Inc.

20140361747 - Battery life time management: A method for managing the lifetime of a battery is disclosed herein. An ambient temperature is measured near a battery. A discharge of the battery is triggered when the ambient temperature exceeds a first temperature threshold. The battery can then be charged when the ambient temperature decreases below a second... Agent: Stmicroelectronics (tours) Sas

20140361748 - Reducing conversion losses and minimizing load via appliance level distributed storage: Techniques, systems, and articles of manufacture for reducing conversion losses and minimizing load via appliance level distributed storage. A method includes identifying an alternating current power source associated with a direct current-powered device, determining a storage scheme for storing direct current power, converted from alternating current power input from the... Agent:

20140361749 - Control system and control method for charge level of battery: A control system includes a background unit, a control module, a power supply module, and a battery. The background unit includes a procedure subunit, an operation subunit, and a transceiving subunit. The control module includes an information read-write unit and a processing unit. The processing unit includes a detecting subunit,... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20140361751 - Cradles having hinged back walls: A consumer electronic system for holding and providing power to any number of consumer electronic devices has cradles and each of the cradles has a pair of folding support walls. The pair of folding support walls are separated by a gap, allowing for a device cable to be routed between... Agent: Dok Solution LLC

20140361750 - On-board charger for charging battery: An on-board charger for charging a battery of an eco-friendly vehicle and a method for charging a battery using the on-board charger are provided. The on board charger reduces an output current ripple by improving a snubber circuit unit of the on-board charger for charging a battery in plug-in hybrid... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140361752 - Battery charging method and apparatus: Methods for charging batteries comprises applying a charging current to the battery, monitoring the voltages of the positive and negative electrodes during the step of applying the charging current, and determining a point during the process of applying the charging current where the negative electrode is fully charged. Monitoring comprises... Agent: International Battery Corporation

20140361753 - Method for measuring a temperature in an electronic device having a battery and a memory device: A temperature sensing device can be embedded in a memory module or system in order to sense the temperature of the memory module or system. One oscillator generates a temperature variable signal that increases frequency as the temperature of the oscillator increases and decreases frequency when the temperature of the... Agent: Round Rock Research, LLC

12/04/2014 > 32 patent applications in 13 patent subcategories.

20140354211 - Solar-powered external charger and solar-powered external charger cradle for medical implantable device systems: Disclosed are an external charger including a solar cell array for charging or powering an implantable medical device (IMD), and a cradle including a solar cell array for charging or powering an external charger for charging or powering an implantable medical device. The disclosed improved external charger or improved cradle... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140354212 - Power reserve apparatus, power system, and electric vehicle: A power reserve apparatus is disclosed. In one embodiment, the power reserve apparatus comprises a first module including a first set of battery cells and a first inter-cell balance adjustment unit configured to use passive balancing to reduce voltage variance among the first set of battery cells. The power reserve... Agent:

20140354216 - Cable positioning device and charger using same: A cable positioning device and a charger using the cable positioning device is disclosed to include a cable positioning device mounted in a mounting structure inside the charger to secure a cable. The cable positioning device includes a polygonal column that can be forced by an external pressure to deform... Agent: K.s. Terminals Inc.

20140354215 - Charging circuit and method for preventing charging power supply from reversely connecting: The invention discloses a charging circuit and a method for preventing charging power supply from reversely connecting in an electronic cigarette or electronic cigarette case. The charging circuit comprises a direct current input terminal, an unit for preventing charging power supply from reversely connecting, a charge management unit and a... Agent:

20140354214 - Detection and management of portable electronic devices in secure compartments of charging stations: The disclosed embodiments provide a charging station for portable electronic devices. Upon initiating a transaction associated with charging of the portable electronic device by the charging station, the charging station attempts to detect a presence of the portable electronic device in a secure compartment of the charging station, wherein power... Agent:

20140354213 - Intelligent independent battery management system and method: According to an embodiment of the disclosure, a method for monitoring a battery pack is provided. The battery pack includes a plurality of modules and a pack controller, and each module includes a corresponding module controller. For each module, the method includes measuring a module current and measuring a module... Agent:

20140354218 - Magnetic mounting solution for electronic devices with integrated conductive charging of the device: A magnetic mounting system is configured to charge a personal electronic device with integrated conductive charging of the personal electronic device. The system includes a case, configured to connect to the personal electronic device. The case is attached to a printed circuit board, wiring and a plurality of metal plates.... Agent:

20140354217 - Micro plug and modified standard micro receptacle: The present patent application inter alia relates to a micro plug and a modified standard micro receptacle. The modified standard micro receptacle comprises a housing, at least two contact terminals attached to a surface of a bar of the housing, a shield attached to the housing and at least partially... Agent:

20140354221 - Antenna arrangement for pocket-forming: The present disclosure describes a plurality of antenna arrangements that may be suitable for wireless power transmission based on single or multiple pocket-forming. Single or multiple pocket-forming may include one transmitter and at least one or more receivers, being the transmitter the source of energy and the receiver the device... Agent: Dvinewave Inc.

20140354224 - Device and method for the inductive transmission of electrical energy: A device for the inductive transmission of electrical energy, having at least one induction coil which is connected, or connectible, to a consumer and/or to a rechargeable battery, and having a communications device, which encompasses at least one control unit and is configured to modulate the load of the induction... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140354220 - Inductive power transfer using a relay coil: A wireless power charging system includes an intermediate relay coil. In one aspect, a wireless power charging system is designed to charge a separate device having a receiver that includes a receiver coil. The separate device conforms to a specification for the wireless power charging system, which may be a... Agent:

20140354225 - Non-contact power transmission device: A non-contact power transmission device, comprising a washbasin including a primary coil, and an electric toothbrush including a secondary coil. A central door includes a third relay coil that relays the flow of magnetic flux from the primary coil to the secondary coil. The position of the third relay coil... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140354219 - Wireless charging apparatus: A wireless charging apparatus includes a first body, a second body and a plug unit. The first body has a placement area on surface and a charging module inside. The charging module is located correspondingly to placement area and includes at least a transmitting induction coil and a control circuit... Agent:

20140354226 - Wireless docking link budget optimization system: A wireless docking station (100) for docking with a wireless mobile device (120), the wireless docking station including: a platform (110) for docking with the wireless mobile device (120); an interface (230) to a radio; a plurality of antennas (221, 222, 223, 224, 225); an antenna switch (220); a signal... Agent:

20140354222 - Wireless power transfer method, wireless power transmitter and wireless charging system: The present disclosure relates to a wireless power transfer method, a wireless power transmitter and a wireless charging system in a wireless power transfer field. That is, a wireless power transmitter configured transfer power to a wireless power receiver in a wireless manner, the transmitter configured to a first coil... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20140354223 - Wireless power transfer method, wireless power transmitter and wireless charging system: The present disclosure relates to a wireless power transfer method, a wireless power transmitter and a wireless charging system in a wireless power transfer field. That is, a wireless power transmitter configured to transfer power to a wireless power receiver in a wireless manner includes a power transfer unit configured... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20140354229 - Electric vehicle charging station: A vehicle charging station includes a track configured to extend across a plurality of vehicle parking spaces and a movable charging apparatus supported by the track. The movable charging apparatus is translatable along the track between the plurality of vehicle parking spaces to charge one or more vehicles. The movable... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140354227 - Optimizing vehicle recharging to limit use of electricity generated from non-renewable sources: Implementations of the present invention contemplate using the communication infrastructure represented by a network of telematics units communicatively coupled to a telematics service provider (TSP) to implement procedures designed to curtail the load placed on electricity suppliers by electric vehicles during periods of critically high demand for electricity. The present... Agent: General Motors LLC

20140354228 - Optimizing vehicle recharging to maximize use of energy generated from particular identified sources: Implementations of the present invention contemplate utilizing a communicative infrastructure represented by a telematics unit of an electric vehicle and a telematics service provider (TSP) communicatively coupled to the telematics unit to control an amount of power reserved for a charging event of the vehicle. Specifically, the TSP utilizes information... Agent:

20140354230 - Vehicle having a battery-powered drive assembly: In a vehicle having a battery-powered drive assembly, the charging socket for recharging the battery can be closed by a flap connected to the central locking system of the vehicle. When the charging plug is removed from the charging socket, the lock of the flap is temporarily opened by the... Agent:

20140354231 - Efficient electronic cigarette charging device and method for using the same: An efficient electronic cigarette charging device and a method for efficiently charging an electronic cigarette are provided, the device comprises an electronic cigarette case and a battery rod, the battery rod includes a charging management unit and an electronic cigarette battery unit, the electronic cigarette case includes an electronic cigarette... Agent:

20140354232 - Accumulator battery protected against internal short circuits: An accumulator battery, comprising at least: first and second stages electrically connected in series, each stage including at least first to third accumulators electrically connected in parallel. There are at least first and second current limiters via which the first to third accumulators of said first stage are connected in... Agent:

20140354234 - Control, protection and power management system for an energy storage system: A control, protection and power management system for an energy storage system, comprises an interface configured to communicate and provide energy exchange with a host power system, a local load, and the energy storage system, and processing structure configured to receive signals from the host power system and the energy... Agent: Ecamion Inc.

20140354233 - Devices for testing a battery and methods for testing a battery: In various embodiments, a device for testing a battery may be provided. The device for testing a battery may include: a determination circuit configured to determine at least one of a differential enthalpy of the battery and a differential entropy of the battery; and an evaluation circuit configured to evaluate... Agent:

20140354235 - Embedded device for controlling communication with vehicle and method for actuating same: A device for controlling communication with a vehicle, which is embedded inside an electric vehicle, collects battery information with respect to a battery of the electric vehicle, and receives power policy information from a power supply facility. The device for controlling communication decides available options for charging the battery of... Agent: Lsis Co., Ltd.

20140354237 - Apparatus, system and method for charge balancing of individual jars in a string using jar voltage and temperature, and detecting and preventing thermal runaway: Implementations of the present disclosure involve a system and method for load balancing a string of jars. The temperature and voltage of each jar is measured and a target voltage for the jar is set based on the measured temperature. A current is supplied to the jar in order to... Agent: Canara, Inc.

20140354236 - Battery management system and driving method thereof: A battery management system (BMS) includes a first switch, a master BMS, and a slave BMS. The first switch is coupled to a charging and discharging path of a battery pack, which includes at least one battery cell. The master BMS is electrically coupled to the first switch to control... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140354239 - Charge and discharge control method, charge and discharge control system, and charge and discharge control apparatus: A charge or discharge control method includes: receiving a power instruction value with respect to a power storage apparatus; obtaining a remaining state of charge (SOC) and a target SOC which is a target value of the SOC of the power storage apparatus; controlling charge or discharge of the power... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140354238 - System for battery management and protection: The present disclosure is directed to a system for battery management and protection. A battery protection circuit may include a power semiconductor switch and a control integrated circuit (IC). The battery protection circuit may be configured to regulate the charging and/or discharging of a battery and further prevent the battery... Agent: Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation

20140354240 - Electric automobile and discharging device thereof: A discharging apparatus for an electric vehicle and an electric vehicle are provided. The discharging apparatus comprises: an AC charging interface, connected with a charging pile and configured to transmit an AC to a power grid via the charging pile; an instrument, configured to send a discharging preparation instruction; a... Agent: Shenzhen Byd Auto R&d Company Limited

20140354241 - Systems and methods for initializing a charging system: Systems and methods are provided for charging a battery. The system, for example, includes, but is not limited to a first interface configured to receive a voltage from an AC voltage source, a matrix conversion module comprising a plurality of switches electrically connected to the first interface and configured to... Agent:

20140354242 - Device and charge control method: According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a controller and a charging circuit. The controller is configured to perform power management of the electronic device. The controller is configured to detect that a battery is in an overvoltage state if conditions that the battery is being charged, a charging... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

11/27/2014 > 19 patent applications in 7 patent subcategories.

20140347000 - Modular tablet case: A tablet computer with modular assembly having interchangeable end cap portions, and a method for installing the same. The assembly provides a universal design and customized features to a range of tablets. The modular assembly has a tablet carrier encasing a selected type of tablet computer and an exterior housing... Agent: Mobelisk LLC

20140347004 - Charging control circuit and electronic device with the same: A control circuit of minimal size for quickly charging a large-capacity battery of an electronic device is connected between a charging port and the battery. The charging control unit includes a charging control chip, a first resistor, and a current adjusting unit. The charging control chip provides a predefined voltage... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140347002 - Electronic device: An electronic device includes a charging socket, a protection circuit, and a battery. The charging socket includes a charging pin. The charging pin is detachably connected to a charging plug of a power supply device, receives power from the power supply device, and transmits the power to the battery. The... Agent: Fu Tai Hua Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20140347001 - Master-slave multi-phase charging: A multi-phase charging circuit comprises a device that can be configured for master mode operation or slave mode operation. In master mode operation, the device generates a control signal and a clock signal to control operation of a switching circuit for generating charging current. In slave mode operation, the device... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140347003 - Master-slave multi-phase charging: A battery charging circuit comprises two or more charging circuits, each capable of charging a battery. The charging outputs of the charging circuits are connected together and can be connected to a battery to provide fast charging of the battery. The charging circuits can be configured so that they do... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140347005 - Power adapter,controlling method thereof and notebook computer: The present invention discloses a power adapter, a controlling method thereof and a notebook computer including the power adapter. The power adapter includes a first DC-DC converter and a device charging circuit. The first DC-DC converter has an input terminal and an output terminal. The output terminal of the first... Agent: Delta Electronics, Inc.

20140347010 - Inductive charging method for vehicles: An inductive charging system for vehicles includes a power receiving (PR) device disposed in a vehicle, and a power sourcing (PS) device disposed in a charging equipment separated from the vehicle.... Agent:

20140347009 - Vehicle-mounted charger: A vehicle-mounted charger which performs wireless charging includes a control unit which controls energization of a primary coil, a position detection unit which detects a positional relationship between the primary coil and a secondary coil of an apparatus to be charged such as a mobile phone, and a notification unit... Agent:

20140347007 - Wireless power transfer (wpt) for a mobile communication device: A wireless power transfer (WPT) station is disclosed for wirelessly transferring power to a WPT enabled device. To initiate charging of the WPT enabled device, the WPT enabled device is simply moved to be proximate to the WPT station. After an initialization and setup period, the WPT station transmits power... Agent: Broadcom Corporation

20140347006 - Wireless power transmission apparatus and method: A wireless power transmission apparatus for preventing a misconnection between the wireless power transmission apparatus and a wireless power reception apparatus in an environment in which a plurality of wireless power transmission apparatuses charge a plurality of wireless reception apparatuses includes a detector configured to detect a signal induced in... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140347008 - Wireless power transmitter and wireless power transfer method thereof: A wireless power transmitter including a power supply unit configured to supply an input voltage; a power conversion unit configured to generate wireless power based on a driving signal, generated by the supplied input voltage and a first pulse width modulation (PWM) signal, and transfer the wireless power to a... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20140347012 - Battery management system and method of driving the same: A battery management system (BMS) and a method of driving the same are disclosed. In one aspect, the BMS includes a first state of charge (SOC) estimator configured to estimate an SOC of a battery using at least one of i) a charge and discharge current of the battery, ii)... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140347013 - Battery management system and method of driving the same: A battery rack includes: a plurality of battery packs; a plurality of slave battery management systems, each of the slave battery management systems being coupled to a corresponding one of the battery packs, being powered by an operating power, and being configured to use the corresponding one of the battery... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140347014 - Fault tolerant wireless battery area network for a smart battery management system: A Wireless battery area network permits the wirelessly monitoring and controlling of individual batteries within large-scale battery applications. The system automatically configures its wireless nodes in the network and provides for the linking of a plurality of batteries (10) to a master battery management unit (M-BMU) (100) by establishing a... Agent: Navitas Solutions

20140347011 - Power storage system and method of driving the same: A power storage system and a method of driving the power storage system and preventing damages due to possible erroneous operations are disclosed. One inventive aspect includes a power converter that converts power, a power storage device that stores power and a main switch that is configured to switch between... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140347016 - Method for controlling an energy storage system: A method for controlling an energy storage system. The same battery system shall support multiple services at the same time. During a planning phase, the multiple services to be provided are determined, based on the market situation and the capabilities of the energy storage system, and prioritized according to predefined... Agent:

20140347015 - Power supply avoiding over-discharge of battery modules: A power supply avoiding over-discharge of battery modules includes a main power supply system and a redundant power supply system. The invention uses a battery protection module to detect the status of a battery module in the redundant power supply system in normal conditions. The battery protection module includes an... Agent: Zippy Technology Corp.

20140347017 - Rapid charging power supply system: A rapid charging power supply system comprises: a stationary rapid charger (11) for controlling power supplied from a power supply (1) to be a DC power optimum for rapidly charging an on-vehicle electric storage means (85c) equipped in a second electric moving body (53); a power supply switching means (11m)... Agent: Institute For Energy Application Technologies Co.

20140347018 - Location based charging control system: A method for automatically charging the battery pack of an electric vehicle in accordance with a set of location sensitive charging instructions is provided. Exemplary location sensitive charging instructions include preset charging schedules and preset charge level limits. Different charging schedules and different charge level limits may be preset for... Agent: Tesla Motors, Inc.

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