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Electricity: battery or capacitor charging or discharging

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10/02/2014 > 32 patent applications in 8 patent subcategories.

20140292261 - Charging device, method for controlling charging device and method for detecting peripheral device: A charging device, a method for controlling a charging device, and a method for detecting a peripheral device are provided. The charging device comprises: a charging gun; a power module; and a controlling module coupled with the charging gun and the power module, wherein the controlling module is configured to... Agent: Byd Company Limited

20140292259 - Direct current (dc) microgrid charge/discharge system for secondary batteries connected in series: An algorithm and a direct current (DC) microgrid charge/discharge system with the algorithm are provided that noticeably increases charge/discharge voltage during charging and discharging by connecting a plurality of secondary batteries in series, compared to a single battery, that increases power conversion efficiency of a DC-to-DC (DC/DC) converter for charge/discharge... Agent: Lg Cns Co., Ltd.

20140292260 - Electric battery rapid recharging system and method for military and other applications: A method for rapidly recharging a military or a non-military device having an electric battery is provided. The method includes recharging the military or non-military device and the recharging includes delivering coolant to the military or non-military device to cool the electric battery. A military device, a non-military non-vehicular device,... Agent: Lightening Energy

20140292262 - Electrical device and a method therein: The object is achieved by an electrical device (200, 600) which is connectable to a connector head (205) comprising a magnet (206) or an electromagnet (606). The electrical device (200, 600) has a magnet (608) or an electromagnet (203, 300, 400), that when supplied with electrical power, is magnetically connectable... Agent: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Ab

20140292257 - Electronic device and charging circuit thereof: A charging circuit is used to charge a rechargeable battery. The charging circuit includes a control unit, a voltage conversion unit, and a charging and display unit. The control unit is used to control the voltage conversion unit to operate. The voltage conversion unit is used to convert a voltage... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140292258 - Electronic device and charging circuit thereof: A charging circuit is used to charge a rechargeable battery. The charging circuit includes a voltage conversion unit and a diode. The voltage conversion unit is electrically connected to an anode of the diode. A cathode of the diode is electrically connected to a positive terminal of the rechargeable battery.... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20140292254 - Remoter controller has built-in flash drive and usb charging structure: A remote controller builds in flash drive and USC charging structure which includes a remote controlling body and a flash drive. The remote controlling body includes an accommodate space and an export is disposed on one side of the remote controlling body and the export is communicated with the accommodate... Agent:

20140292256 - Signal generation circuit: A signal generation circuit (5) generates a pilot signal for communication between a vehicle equipped with a battery device, and a charging cable. The circuit (5) includes a circuit (5A) includes an operational amplifier (OP1) for outputting the pilot signal, a first input unit (501) for supplying a non-inverted input... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140292255 - Usb charging structure of mobile power pack: A USB charging structure of mobile power pack is provided, which includes a mobile power body and a USB plug. The mobile power body includes a rechargeable battery, and the USB plug is disposed within an accommodate space of the mobile power body, which is electrically connected with the rechargeable... Agent:

20140292253 - Vehicle comprising battery: A vehicle including a battery, a plug receiving portion for receiving a plug for supply an electric power to be charged in the battery or a plug for receiving an electric power discharged from the battery, a lid for closing the plug receiving portion and a light for illuminating the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140292265 - Active charge equilibrium system for lithium battery pack: An active charge equilibrium system for lithium battery pack consists a lithium battery pack composed of connecting multiple cells in series, including a multiplex module, control module and multiple equilibrium control module, which each segment of the cells are connected to the multiplex module in sequence, a voltage signal is... Agent:

20140292266 - Contactless charging of an electrical energy store of a motor vehicle: The invention relates to a charging apparatus for contactless charging of an electrical energy store (2) of a motor vehicle (1), comprising a primary unit (13) which is arranged outside the motor vehicle (1) and comprising a vehicle-mounted secondary unit (14). In order to simplify contactless charging of a motor... Agent: Dr. Ing. H.c.f. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft

20140292263 - Device for the inductive transfer of electrical energy: A device for the inductive transfer of electric energy from a stationary unit having a current supply device and a primary inductance to a vehicle that is adjacent the unit and has a secondary inductance. The vehicle has a secondary control element for adjusting the secondary power taken from the... Agent: Conductix-wampfler Gmbh

20140292268 - Device for wireless inductive energy transfer to a receiver: A device for wireless inductive energy transfer to a receiver, in particular an energy storage device of an electrically powered vehicle, includes at least one transformer coil and a compensation capacitor array. During the operation of the device at a resonance frequency, the compensation capacitor array compensates for an inductive... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140292270 - Electric power reception device for vehicle, electric power transmission device, and non-contact electric power transmission/reception system: An electric power reception device for a vehicle is equipped with an electric power reception unit that is configured to be able to receive electric power from an electric power transmission device in a non-contact manner, a communication portion that transmits information on a position or dimension of the electric... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140292264 - Multi power sourced electric vehicle: An apparatus is disclosed for charging a battery of an electric or a hybrid vehicle. The apparatus includes first means for selectively coupling the battery to a high power electrical supply and second means for selectively coupling the battery to a lower power electrical supply, wherein the second means for... Agent: Auckland Uniservices Limited

20140292267 - System and method for wireless charging control: Provided are a system and a method for wireless charging control, and more particularly, to a system and a method for wireless charging control capable of safely and conveniently performing wireless charging of a battery unit by performing near field communication and wireless charging between a power transmitting unit and... Agent: Maxwave Co., Ltd.

20140292269 - Wireless power charging timing and charging control: Exemplary embodiments are directed to timing and control of wireless power transfer. A wireless power charging device includes at least one transmitter and a processor in communication with the at least one transmitter. The transmitter is configured for transmitting wireless power to one or more electronic devices, and the processor... Agent:

20140292275 - Charging plug with locking identification: A charging device for an electric vehicle, which charging device can be protected against unauthorized access in a particularly reliable manner. The charging device for an electric vehicle has a bolt for locking a connection between the charging device and a further charging device. If the charging device is mechanically... Agent:

20140292272 - Power supply control device: The power supply control device in accordance with the present invention includes: a power reception terminal for receiving power; a power supply terminal for supplying power; a relay configured to make and break an electrical connection between the power reception terminal and the power supply terminal; a control circuit configured... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140292273 - Power supply control device: The power supply control device of the present invention includes: a set of power reception conductors; a set of power supply conductors; a set of intermediate conductors electrically connected to the set of power reception conductors, respectively; a set of relays configured to make and break electrical connections between the... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140292274 - Rover charging system: A charging system for an autonomous rover includes a charging interface with contacts that interface with the autonomous rover, a rover power source for the autonomous rover, and circuitry operated by the autonomous rover for controlling charging of the rover power source.... Agent:

20140292271 - Stationary charging system: A stationary charging system for charging a battery mounted in a vehicle using direct-current charging power includes a power unit for generating direct-current charging power, a plurality of charging units (CHG1 to CHG9) that constitute the power unit, a control unit (MCU), and a first CAN communication line for allowing... Agent: Nichicon Corporation

20140292276 - Vehicle charging device: A vehicle charging device configured such that a power supply switch 30 is switched to cut off a power supply path and then a locking portion 43 of an actuator 41 is retreated to release locking when charging ends includes a movement detector 60 for detecting whether or not the... Agent: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.

20140292277 - Vehicle charging device: Disclosed is a vehicle charging device for generating electricity by applying pressure to a piezoelectric element through tire rotation by preparing the piezoelectric element in a tire portion of a vehicle. The vehicle charging device according to one embodiment of the present invention includes: an elastic part interposed between a... Agent:

20140292278 - Charging circuit for electronic device and related charging method: A charging circuit for an electronic device includes a battery pack for providing a battery voltage; an adaptor coupled to an external voltage source, for providing an input voltage; and a charging module coupled to the adaptor, for charging the battery pack. The charging module includes a buck charging unit... Agent:

20140292280 - Battery protection chip and device for controlling balance of battery protection chips: A battery protection chip may comprise: a first end, configured to output a strong pull up signal when a voltage of at least one battery in a battery pack protected does not reach a balance threshold, and to output a weak pull down signal when voltages of all batteries in... Agent: Byd Company Limited

20140292279 - System and method for extending useful life of lithium-ion and batteries of similar type: A system for, and method of, extending useful life of a battery and a battery-powered device incorporating the system or the method. In one embodiment, the system includes: (1) a charge detector operable to detect a charge level contained in the battery, (2) a use modeler coupled to the charge... Agent: Nvidia Corporation

20140292282 - Electronic device and charging circuit thereof: A charging circuit is used to charge a rechargeable battery. The charging circuit includes a voltage conversion unit and a leakage prevention unit. The voltage conversion unit converts a voltage of a power supply into a charging voltage of the rechargeable battery, and outputs the charging voltage to the leakage... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (wuhan) Co., Ltd.

20140292281 - Predoping material, electric storage device including the material, and method of producing the device: c

20140292283 - Techniques for enhanced battery pack recharging: A method includes detecting that a battery pack requires charging and is currently operable for recharging. The method can identify a specific cell having a highest voltage in response to the detecting. The method can then recharge each cell of the battery pack to a predetermined voltage that is a... Agent:

20140292284 - Electrical capacitor, electrical capacitor module, fabrication method of the electrical capacitor, and fabrication method of the electrical capacitor module: An electrical capacitor includes: a band-shaped coating foil for positive electrode having a non-coated part of which an edge of one longitudinal side is not coated with an active material; a band-shaped coating foil for negative electrode having a non-coated part of which an edge of one longitudinal side is... Agent: Rohm Co., Ltd.

  
09/25/2014 > 27 patent applications in 15 patent subcategories.

20140285133 - Power metering and control system adaptable to multi-standard device: A power control device has a voltage-regulator from power source to load, the load configurable to receive power at least at a first or second rate. The device has monitor circuitry to measure power; signal circuitry for signaling a power-reception rate to the load; and circuitry for resetting the load... Agent: Alten, LLC

20140285134 - Method and wearable device for energy sharing network: A device and a method for an energy sharing network may include an energy store configured to store energy; an energy transmitter-receiver configured to transmit energy and energy related information to at least one neighbor device and to receive energy and energy related information from at least one neighbor device;... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140285135 - Systems for heating a battery and processes thereof: A battery system is disclosed that can internally heat a battery by consuming minimal battery energy and with short heating times.... Agent: Ec Power, LLC

20140285136 - Electric charging apparatus and operation method thereof: An electric charging apparatus is provided. The electric charging apparatus includes a ground determination signal generating unit measuring a current signal or voltage signal that is generated from power applied from a power supply unit, the ground determination signal generating unit generating a signal for determining whether the power supply... Agent: Lsis Co., Ltd.

20140285137 - Portable power transfer device: A portable transfer device has input connectors and output connectors which can be used to transfer power from a first electronic device to a second electronic device. The connectors are housed in a main enclosure, which also has an auxiliary USB port. An internal power source is also housed in... Agent:

20140285144 - Battery charger cradle: In a battery charger cradle, a battery incorporated in a battery built-in device is charged by electric power induced to an induction coil. The cradle includes a primary coil for inducing electromotive force to the induction coil, a casing having a top plate atop of which the battery built-in device... Agent:

20140285138 - Device for inductive energy transfer: A device for inductive energy transfer between a stationary three-phase primary system and a mobile three-phase secondary system shows a stationary iron core part and two mobile iron core parts (3, 5) which are connected electrically in series are each designed as an equilateral triangle or as a star which... Agent: Ingenieurburo Duschl

20140285145 - System and a method for charging multiple power receivers in a wireless charging environment: A wireless power charging system and a method thereof are provided. The system includes a power transmitter configured to charge one or more power receivers. The power transmitter includes a signal and control unit configured to detect the one or more power receivers present within a radio frequency range of... Agent:

20140285139 - Wireless power transmission and reception system: A wireless charging station, an electric vehicle charged wirelessly, and a method of charging an electric vehicle are provided. A wireless charging station include a charging unit configured to transmit power wirelessly to an electric vehicle, using a source resonator installed in the charging station; and a driving unit configured... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140285140 - Wireless power transmission system, furniture having wireless charging function used therein, and wireless power transmssion apparatus used therein: Disclosed herein is a furniture having a wireless charging function, including: one or more transmission coil units disposed on the same plane of a flat plate of the furniture; and a central transmission controlling unit configured to select at least one transmission coil unit corresponding to a wireless power reception... Agent: Hanrim Postech Co., Ltd.

20140285143 - Wireless power transmitter, wireless power receiver, and control methods thereof: A control method of a wireless power transmitting unit transmitting charging power to a wireless power receiving unit is provided. The control method includes receiving first signals from one or more wireless power receiving units; classifying wireless power receiving units to be communicated with from among the one or more... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140285141 - Wireless power transmitting unit, wireless power receiving unit, and control methods thereof: A control method of a wireless power receiving unit receiving charging power from a wireless power transmitting unit to perform wireless charging is provided. The control method includes receiving the charging power from the wireless power transmitting unit; detecting a change in a wireless charging environment; generating a message notifying... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140285142 - Wireless power transmitting unit, wireless power receiving unit, and control methods thereof: A control method of a wireless power receiving unit receiving charging power from a wireless power transmitting unit to perform wireless charging is provided. The control method includes receiving the charging power from the wireless power transmitting unit; detecting a change in a wireless charging environment; generating a signal indicating... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140285147 - Control system, control device, and control method: A control system includes a first device configured to receive a first voltage, and convert the first voltage to a second voltage that varies according to a variation of the received first voltage. The control system also includes a second device configured to receive the second voltage and to change... Agent:

20140285148 - Vehicle charging device: A vehicle charging device configured such that both connectors 10, 20 are locked in a connected state by an advancing movement of a locking portion 43 of an actuator 41 to be locked to a locked portion 18 when the connection of the both connectors 10, 20 is detected by... Agent: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.

20140285146 - Vehicle communications, power management, and seating systems: A system for facilitating communication between a vehicle and a user includes a vehicle having a rechargeable battery and a communication and control subsystem. The communication and control subsystem is communicatively coupled to the battery to gather and transmit vehicle information, which may include battery information and a vehicle identifier.... Agent: Kenguru, Inc.

20140285149 - Piezoelectric charging system and electronic device using same: The present disclosure relates to a piezoelectric charging system, which has two operational modes: a vibration mode and a charging mode. The system includes a piezoelectric vibrator, a driving module, a switch selecting module, a rectifying and processing module and a charging control module. The present disclosure can make full... Agent: Aac Technologies (nanjing) Co., Ltd.

20140285150 - Battery-charging base for mobile information terminals: A battery-charging base for a portable information device, which is provided so as to easily connect and disconnect, to and from a battery-charging plug connector, a battery-charging slot for a portable information terminal, is a battery-charging base that is capable of holding one of a plurality of types of portable... Agent: Nec Infrontia Corporation

20140285151 - Method for equalizing different states of charge of batteries: A method for reducing a total charge loss of battery cells by equalizing states of charge includes making an initial check as to whether a temperature of at least one balancing unit lies below a preselectable temperature limit. Thereupon a check takes place as to whether a charging process of... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140285152 - Method for reducing the total charge loss of batteries: A method for reducing a total loss of charge of battery cells by balancing states of charge includes checking boundary conditions as to whether a vehicle is in the park mode, whether a previous balancing step occurred in the past by at least a defined time period, whether a temperature... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140285153 - Method for operating molten salt battery: Provided is a method for operating a molten salt battery having a sodium compound (NaCrO2) in a positive electrode and tin (Sn) in a negative electrode with a molten salt as an electrolytic solution. Although the operating temperature range of the molten salt battery is originally from 57° C. to... Agent: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

20140285154 - Systems and methods for restoring service within electrical power systems: Systems and methods for restoring service within electrical power systems are disclosed. The methods may include identifying a restoration path for an outage area within a power system, selecting a mobile energy resource connection site that is electrically connected to at least one of the restoration path and the outage... Agent: Abb Research Ltd.

20140285155 - Power conversion device having battery heating function: A power conversion device includes a sensor and a controller, The sensor detects a predetermined condition. The controller controls heating of a battery when the predetermined condition is detected by the sensor. The controller controls heating of the battery based on at least one of a battery charging operation or... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140285156 - Battery-state monitoring system: A battery-state monitoring system for precisely and efficiently estimating the state and service life of each of a plurality of storage batteries while suppressing variations in voltage between the batteries in a large-scale power-supply system that is provided with the storage batteries charged with power generated by utilizing natural energy... Agent: Shin-kobe Electric Machinery Co., Ltd.

20140285157 - Method for adjusting nickel-metal hydride storage battery: In a method for adjusting a nickel-metal hydride storage battery, based on a correlation between a charge amount after valve opening and an increased amount of a discharge reserve capacity which are previously ascertained, the charge amount after valve opening corresponding to a target value of the set increased amount... Agent: Primearth Ev Energy Co., Ltd.

20140285158 - Regulator, battery charging apparatus and battery charging method: A regulator 1 includes a rectifying circuit 2, a first battery detecting circuit 3, a first full-charge detecting circuit 4, a first differentiating circuit 5 having a fifth resistor r5 connected between a first terminal T1 and one end of a first capacitor C1 and a second capacitor connected in... Agent: Shindengen Electric Manufacturing Co., Ltd

20140285159 - Wireless charger and charging method: A wireless charger charges an electronic device. The wireless charger receives radio frequency (RF) from a wireless power transmitter and generates alternating current (AC) electricity. The wireless charger coverts the AC electricity to direct current (DC) electricity and charges the electronic device using the DC electricity.... Agent: Fih (hong Kong) Limited

  
09/18/2014 > 80 patent applications in 22 patent subcategories.

20140265998 - Power transfer for mobile electronic devices: Described herein are various technologies pertaining to provision of energy to a rechargeable battery of a mobile electronic device. The mobile electronic device has an array of photovoltaic cells embedded therein or affixed thereto. The array of photovoltaic cells is electrically connected to the rechargeable battery of the mobile electronic... Agent: Sandia Corporation

20140266000 - Rechargeable battery accessories: A plurality of battery pack accessories are presented. The accessories include a battery power gauge adapted to be applied to a battery pack and provides a visual indication of the state of the charge in the battery pack, a light adapted to the battery pack such that the battery pack... Agent:

20140265996 - Solar folder: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to a solar folder. In one particular example, a solar folder comprises a solar module integrated into the side of a solar case. The solar module comprises solar cells mounted on a circuit board with power conditioning and monitoring integrated circuits, which are laminated... Agent:

20140266001 - Solar power box: A toolbox is disclosed that provides power via 12-volt DC, 110-volt AC, and USB outlets that includes a solar panel for electrical energy generation. The preferred embodiment of the toolbox is configured for installation on a vehicle and can also be charged via the vehicle's inverter or via a common... Agent:

20140266002 - Thermoelectric generator: Disclosed are apparatus and methodology for constructing thermoelectric devices (TEDs). N-type elements are paired with P-type elements in an array of pairs between substrates. The paired elements are electrically connected in series by various techniques including brazing for hot side and/or also cold side connections, and soldering for cold side... Agent: Avx Corporation

20140265997 - Underhood heat absorber: One variation may include a vehicle underhood heat absorber comprising at least one electrically conductive heat absorbing layer constructed and arranged to be connected to a vehicle battery to recharge the battery.... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140265999 - Wind charger: A wind charger set on a circuit board for powering a button cell held by a holder set on the circuit board. The wind charger includes a bracket attached to the holder, a wind turbine fixed on the bracket and a charge circuit. The charge circuit is set on the... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co.,ltd.

20140266003 - Cell balancing through a switched capacitor level shifter: A battery management apparatus is provided. The battery management apparatus includes a switched capacitor level shifter having a first port and a second port. The first port is configured to couple to a cell in a battery stack and the second port is configured to couple to a voltage measurement... Agent: Atieva, Inc.

20140266004 - Electric vehicle charging system: A method comprises connecting to a charging server; connecting to an authorization management system; receiving a charging request from a charging server, the charging request identifying an electric charging device requested to be used to charge an electric vehicle; transmitting an authorization request to the authorization management system for the... Agent: Zevtron, LLC

20140266005 - Accelerometer-based battery charge status indicator: Systems (100) and methods (600) for recharging a battery (292) of an electronic device (102) which has been placed in a cradle (106) of a charging dock (104). The methods involve: measuring a charging voltage value and a charging current value for the electronic device; determining a first value of... Agent: Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

20140266006 - Modular system for collection and distribution of electric storage devices: A collection, charging and distribution machine collects, charges and distributes portable electrical energy storage devices (e.g., batteries, super- or ultracapacitors). To charge, the machine employs electrical current from an external source, such as the electrical grid or an electrical service of an installation location. The machine determines a first number... Agent:

20140266009 - Apparatus and method for in-line charging of a pipeline tool: An apparatus for electrically charging a rechargeable power source of a pipeline tool while the tool is located within a pipeline comprises a power module including a charging power source, an insertion module including an insertion mechanism having a charging plug for mating with a charging socket of the pipeline... Agent: Invodane Engineering Ltd.

20140266015 - Apparatuses and methods for over-temperature protection of energy storage devices: A charging system includes a temperature sensor to generate a temperature signal responsive to a temperature of an energy storage device. A circuit temperature sensor generates a circuit temperature signal responsive to a temperature of a semiconductor device. A charge adjuster generates a desired current signal responsive to the temperature... Agent: Integrated Device Technology, Inc.

20140266010 - Apparatuses and related methods for charging control of a switching voltage regulator: Charging systems and related methods are disclosed for switching voltage regulators. A charging controller may be configured to generate a control signal indicating a first level of an output current generated by a switching voltage regulator for charging an energy storage device, determine that an output voltage exceeded a predetermined... Agent: Integrated Device Technology, Inc.

20140266017 - Battery charger: A battery charger is provided on which power conversion components for converting commercial power to direct current (DC) power are mounted. The power conversion components include a power breaker for switching input alternate current (AC) power on/off, a power conversion circuit for converting the input AC power to a predetermined... Agent:

20140266016 - Charging circuit and charger: A charging circuit and a charger are provided. The charging circuit includes a temperature detection unit, a charging unit, and a control unit. In the present invention, the charging circuit adjusts a magnitude of a charging current according to a temperature of a product being charged or the charger and... Agent: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.

20140266014 - Embedded power supplying device using in desk: A power supplying device is embedding in a hole of a desk. The power supplying device includes an annular base, a ring, and a charging body. The annular base has a through hole. The ring is surrounded the annular base. The charging body has a shell and a charging circuit,... Agent:

20140266012 - Mobile handset recharge: Methods and devices for connecting a mobile device with different data storage devices located either locally or remotely are provided. The device may apply one or more rules to create a hierarchical virtualization of the several data storage devices. The virtualization may then be provided to the user as a... Agent: Z124

20140266011 - Multiphase charger: An electronic device is described. The electronic device includes a first port. The electronic device also includes a second port. The electronic device further includes a multiphase charger. The multiphase charger includes a first buck. The multiphase charger also includes a second buck. The multiphase charger further includes a first... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140266007 - Portable charger: This new current invention will register a portable charger, especially the USB type one that uses lithium battery of 3.7 V as power source with output of some 5.2 V. It consists of outer case, circuit board within the outer case, USB port on the circuit board. One end of... Agent: Teledex, Inc.

20140266013 - Switched voltage booster: An electrical system comprises a battery charger which charges or otherwise provides electrical power to an electrical subsystem via a switched-booster circuit. A control device, included in the electrical system, operates a switch module to controllably bypass a voltage-booster circuit according to the voltage of the electrical subsystem and/or the... Agent: C.e. Niehoff & Co.

20140266008 - Universal battery charger and method of use thereof: A system and method for charging batteries. Stops are adjusted for each of the batteries to secure the number of batteries in place. The batteries are placed to abut the stops. Adjustable contacts of the battery charger are positioned against terminals of the batteries. The batteries are secured within the... Agent:

20140266023 - Apparatus and method for altering the properties of a battery by processing through the application of a magnetic field: A system and method for altering the properties of a battery by exposure of the battery to a magnetic field is described herein. The method comprises generating a magnetic field; exposing a battery to the magnetic field, and determining the optimum settings of the magnetic field parameters for the particular... Agent:

20140266036 - Apparatus and method for detecting foreign object in wireless power transmitting system: An apparatus and method for detecting a foreign object in a wireless power transmitting system are provided. In a case in which a foreign object is not detected prior to charging, an attempt to detect a foreign object detection during charging is performed, and when a foreign object is not... Agent: Hanrim Postech Co., Ltd.

20140266030 - Coil substrate for wireless charging and electric device using the same: There are provided a coil substrate which includes a coil for wireless charging and an antenna and is capable of increasing charging efficiency, and an electronic device including the same. The coil substrate according to embodiments of the invention may include a coil pattern; a dummy part formed around the... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20140266037 - Electronic unit and power feeding system: An electronic unit includes an electricity reception section configured to receive power transmitted using one of a magnetic field and an electric field, a secondary battery configured to be charged based on a received power received by the electricity reception section, and a state notification section configured to provide notification... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140266024 - Method and system for wirelessly charge a diagnostic tool: An electrical charging system including a storing vessel for storing a diagnostic tool and a wireless charging system integrated with the storing vessel for wirelessly charging the diagnostic tool when the diagnostic tool is placed within the storing vessel.... Agent:

20140266026 - Mobile charging unit for input devices: Devices, methods, and systems for charging input devices. A charging unit includes a sleeve for receiving a stylus and a base. The charging unit receives electrical power from an external power source via an interface and transfers the power to the stylus via a connection between the base's charging contacts... Agent: Adobe Systems Incorporated

20140266021 - Positioning aid for wireless energy transfer: A wirelessly powered device and operating method to aid in locating the device in relation to an energy transmitter. A device positioning aid processor places at least one component into a high electrical current consumption mode and determines, based on placing the at least one component into a high electrical... Agent:

20140266033 - Power charging apparatus and battery apparatus: A power charging apparatus and a battery apparatus quickly charge a battery with power by separately charging each battery cell with power. The power charging apparatus includes: a power supplier supplying power; and a charging part having at least two chargers corresponding one-to-one to at least two battery cells connected... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20140266034 - Short distance wireless device charging system having a shared antenna: A wireless charging system includes a power receiving antenna that also functions as a communication antenna. The wireless charging system includes a transmitter having a first antenna configured to transmit radio-frequency energy and a first electronic device. The first electronic device includes a second antenna, a first communication circuit operably... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140266029 - Sweep frequency for multiple magnetic resonant power transmission using alternating frequencies: A power transmission pad is configured to provide wireless power transmission to multiple portable electronic devices where each device is orientation-free relative to the pad. The power transmission pad is also configured to be power adaptive by changing the power transmission level depending on the number of devices being concurrently... Agent: Flextronics Ap, LLC

20140266028 - Sweep frequency mode for magnetic resonant power transmission: A power transmission pad is configured to provide wireless power transmission to a receiving device where the receiving device is orientation-free relative to the pad. The pad functions as a transmitter and is magnetically “hot”, meaning the pad generates a magnetic field when powered on. The receiving device, such as... Agent: Flextronics Ap, LLC

20140266027 - Sweep frequency mode for multiple magnetic resonant power transmission: A power transmission pad is configured to provide wireless power transmission to multiple portable electronic devices where each device is orientation-free relative to the pad. The power transmission pad is also configured to be power adaptive by changing the power transmission level depending on the number of devices being concurrently... Agent: Flextronics Ap, LLC

20140266018 - Systems and methods for extending the power capability of a wireless charger: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for wireless power transfer. In one aspect, an apparatus transfers energy wirelessly to at least one receive antenna of at least one receiver. The apparatus comprises a first antenna configured to generate a first wireless field when the at least one receiver is... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140266022 - Systems and methods for regulating inductive energy transfer to an implantable system: Systems and methods are provided for regulating the transfer of energy inductively between an implantable device and an external charging system, wherein the energy transfer rate is regulated by varying an operating frequency of an inductive energy transfer circuit of the implantable device responsive a temperature measured within the implantable... Agent: Sequana Medical Ag

20140266032 - Wireless charging device: A wireless charging device includes a plurality of power supply modules, a control unit and a charge module. Each of the power supply modules includes a receiver and a conduction circuit. The receiver outputs an induction current. The conduction circuit is coupled to the receiver and generates an output signal... Agent: Asustek Computer Inc.

20140266020 - Wireless charging pad and method: A wireless charging pad is illustratively disclosed. In an embodiment, the pad includes an NFC tag which is capable of receiving an NFC signal from the receiver and thereby turning on the pad's power supply to commence charging of the receiver.... Agent: Nxp B. V.

20140266019 - Wireless charging systems, devices, and methods: A wireless charging system includes a power transmitting device and a power receiving device. In the transmitting device, a transmitting coil converts a drive signal from a drive signal circuit into an alternating magnetic field. In the receiving device, a receiving coil produces an alternating waveform from the magnetic field,... Agent:

20140266025 - Wireless interrogation and wireless charging of electronic devices: A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, wireless chargers combined with wireless interrogators. The wireless chargers can transmit power wirelessly, while also wirelessly interrogating a nearby transponder, such as an RFID tag. The wireless chargers with wireless interrogators can also be programmable to allow... Agent:

20140266031 - Wireless power supply system, power transmission controlling apparatus and power reception controlling apparatus: A wireless power supply system according to an embodiment includes a power transmitting unit that transmits electric power. The wireless power supply system includes a power receiving unit that receives the electric power output from the power transmitting unit. Even if one of a plurality of power transmitting coils stops... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140266035 - Wireless power transfer via variable coupling capacitance: There is provided a system that includes a charger and a portable device. The portable device is coupled to the charger via a coupling capacitance. The charger provides a relatively constant current to the portable device, even for a relatively large variation in the coupling capacitance.... Agent: Ambient Corporation

20140266041 - Distributed charging of electrical assets: The present disclosure relates generally to the field of distributed charging of electrical assets. In various examples, distributed charging of electrical assets may be implemented in the form of systems, methods and/or algorithms.... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140266040 - Electric vehicle supply equipment having increased communication capabilities: An electric vehicle support equipment (EVSE) system that includes a nozzle (122) configured to couple to an electric vehicle, the nozzle including a first microcontroller (MCU). The EVSE also includes a charging circuit interrupt device (CCID) configured to couple to a power source, the CCID including a second MCU and... Agent:

20140266044 - Forced discharge circuit of battery charger for electric vehicle, battery charger for electric vehicle, and electric vehicle having function of the battery charge: Provided is a forced discharge circuit of a battery charger for an electric vehicle, which is capable of forcibly discharging a high voltage in accordance with the electric safety code for electric vehicles when the function of the battery charger is stopped. A forced discharge circuit of a battery charger... Agent: Mando Corporation

20140266046 - Managing electric current allocation between charging equipment for charging electric vehicles: A total amount of current drawn through a first charging equipment and a second charging equipment that wired on a same electrical circuit is limited to not exceed a maximum amount of electric current supported by the electrical circuit to prevent the electrical circuit from being overloaded, where limiting includes... Agent:

20140266045 - Method and device for charging battery: A method and device for charging a battery is provided. A charging device transmits a charging initiation request including the meter identifier and a charging identifier to a server, and receives a charging initiation response M response to the charging initiation request from the server. The charging device transmits a... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20140266038 - Method and system for controlling an electric vehicle while charging: A vehicle includes a traction battery having a thermal circuit, and a controller. The controller is configured to: (i) charge the traction battery using a maximum charging current defined by the lowest temperature cell while the traction battery is connected to the charger, and (ii) heat the traction battery if... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140266042 - Quick charge system for electric vehicles: A charging unit for an electric vehicle is disclosed which includes a charging circuit which is constructed and arranged for delivering on a selectable basis one of two Level 3 charges, the selection being made by the user by way of a selection switch. The selection switch being integrated with... Agent:

20140266047 - System and method for remote monitoring of charging the battery of an electric vehicle, charger and device for use in the system and method: The present invention relates to a charger for charging the battery of an electric vehicle, comprising at least one port for exchanging electric power and/or data with a vehicle during a charge session, first data communication means, for saving information regarding the charge session to a data storage location, second... Agent:

20140266039 - Systems and methods for controlling a charging device: A charging device for use with an electric vehicle including a power storage device is provided. The charging device includes a current control device configured to selectively enable current to be received at the charging device from an electrical distribution device and supplied to a power storage device connected to... Agent: General Electric Company

20140266043 - Vehicle system with batteries in series: A vehicle system is provided and includes a 12 volt alternator and a 24 volt wound rotor configured for acceptance in the 12 volt alternator.... Agent: Remy Technologies, L.L.C.

20140266049 - Detection and prevention of short formation in battery cells: Failure mechanisms of a battery cell may be detected and prevented by monitoring a voltage of the battery cell, and detecting when the cell voltage falls below a voltage threshold. The length of time that the voltage remains below the voltage threshold may be monitored to detect when the length... Agent:

20140266048 - Dual port charger: A battery charger for charging a first battery pack and a second battery pack is disclosed. The charger includes a housing, a first and second charging circuit positioned within the housing, a first and second charging port coupled to the housing and electrically coupled the first and second charging circuits,... Agent: Black & Decker Inc.

20140266050 - Balance resistor and low pass filter: A battery cell balancing and measuring apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a plurality of terminals having a portion of the terminals grouped as terminal pairs, each terminal of the plurality of terminals operable to couple to a node in a battery stack. Each terminal pair having a capacitor and... Agent: Atieva, Inc.

20140266051 - Battery system: An ECU outputs, when it determines that there is a battery cell which needs charging, address information to a battery monitor AFE 6. The battery monitor AFE 6 turns ON a transistor specified by the address information and outputs an active ON/OFF signal to a balancing circuit 4. To the... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation

20140266052 - Battery pack discharging device and method for discharging a battery pack: A battery pack discharging device is provided. The device includes a hand-held member having a handle portion and first and second actuation members extending from the handle portion. The device further includes a docking device having a housing, first and second switches, and a resistor. The housing has first and... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20140266053 - Multi-dimensional battery networks for large scale energy storage and electrical vehicle applications: Multi-dimensional battery networks are presented that are intrinsically superior to the standard battery networks that are currently being used in electric vehicle applications. The higher dimensional battery networks are more stable against failures in individual batteries. The networks can be implemented using Li-ion batteries and enhance the lifetime of battery... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of Michigan

20140266057 - Battery capable of withstanding the effects of liquid submersion: A battery (30) includes a circuit (164, 234, 260) the selectively ties the cells (32) to the contacts (78, 80). If signals present at the contacts indicate the battery may be short circuited, the voltage is only cyclically presented across the contacts. Until the battery receives a defined recognition code,... Agent: Stryker Corporation

20140266054 - Energy storage peak shaving of electrical power for facilities: A method of shaving peak power consumption by a facility includes determining a target peak demand setpoint for a facility and measuring power consumed by the facility. An electrical storage system (ESS) is charged when the measured power consumption is below the target peak demand setpoint. Additionally, the ESS is... Agent: Raytheon Company

20140266055 - Hetero-ionic aromatic additives for electrochemical cells comprising a metal fuel: An embodiment of the invention provides for an electrochemical cell comprising: a fuel electrode comprising a metal fuel, a second electrode, and an ionically conductive medium communicating the electrodes; the ionically conductive medium comprising hetero-ionic aromatic additives. The fuel electrode and the second electrode are operable in a discharge mode... Agent: Fluidic, Inc.

20140266056 - Synergistic additives for electrochemical cells with electrodeposited fuel: An embodiment of the invention provides for an electrochemical cell comprising: a fuel electrode comprising a metal fuel, a second electrode, an ionically conductive medium communicating the electrodes, the ionically conductive medium comprising at least two different additives, wherein at least one additive is selected from the group consisting of:... Agent: Fluidic, Inc.

20140266058 - Apparatus and method for use in storing energy: Some embodiments provide energy storage systems that comprise: a first electrode; a second electrode; an electrolyte; the first electrode, the second electrode and the electrolyte are positioned such that the electrolyte is in contact with at least the first electrode; and a polarity reversal system electrically coupled with the first... Agent: General Atomics

20140266059 - Selective updating of battery parameter estimations: A vehicle is provided with an electric machine that is configured to provide drive torque, and a battery for supplying power to the electric machine. The vehicle also includes a controller that is configured to estimate present battery parameters based on input indicative of the power supplied by the battery.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140266062 - Apparatus and method for controlling charge capacity balancing operation of secondary battery cell: Provided is an apparatus and method for controlling a charge capacity balancing operation of a secondary battery cell. According to the present disclosure, the charge capacity balancing operation starts under the consideration of an environment condition suitable to perform the charge capacity balancing operation, so that sufficient time for the... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20140266061 - Heterogeneous energy storage system and associated methods: A power supply system between a power supply and an electrical load uses a plurality of battery modules which may be different in configuration from one another. The system assesses one or more state variables for each battery module to indicate a health status of the battery module. The variable... Agent:

20140266060 - Method and apparatus for evaluating a rechargeable battery: A method for evaluating a battery employed in an application includes calculating a differential voltage during a charging event, evaluating the differential voltage to determine a peak state of the differential voltage, determining a state of charge of the battery based upon the peak state of the differential voltage, and... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140266064 - Battery cell unit comprising a battery cell and a monitoring and actuation unit for monitoring the battery cell and method for monitoring a battery cell: A battery cell unit includes a battery cell and a monitoring and actuation unit for monitoring the function state of the battery cell. A coupling unit is provided in the battery cell unit, in which coupling unit two half-bridges forming a full-bridge are arranged, which half-bridges each comprise a first... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140266063 - Control of power flow in battery cells of a vehicle: A vehicle includes a high voltage traction battery for providing propulsion energy to the vehicle. A battery control module controls the operation of the battery, and also commands cell balancing out of or between cells of the battery to maintain a relative equilibrium of charge across a plurality of the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140266066 - Clamping device for an electrochemical cell stack: A clamping device for an electrochemical cell stack is provided. The clamping device can include a first plate and a second plate. The second plate can be positionable relative to the first plate such that a space between the first plate and the second plate can be sized to receive... Agent: Enevate Corporation

20140266065 - Multi-modal fluid condition sensor platform and system thereof: This invention encompasses embodiments for multi-modal integrated simultaneous measurement of various aspects of fluids contained in circulating systems such as automotive reciprocating engines and vehicle transmissions. These circulating systems perform constant internal lubrication, and heat and contaminant removal to protect the internal moving parts from the inherent friction and damage... Agent: Mastinc

20140266067 - Electrical extension: An apparatus and method for configuring an electrical extension device, including measuring an electric current level being drawn from at least one of a plurality of electrical plugs by at least one of a plurality of loads; comparing the electric current level with a threshold to derive a comparison; and... Agent:

20140266068 - Pulse battery charger methods and systems for improved charging of lithium ion batteries: The inventions herein relate to devices and methods to impart charge to lithium ion battery cells. Still further, the present invention incorporates to pulse charging methods and systems related thereto that provide improvements in charging speed, efficiency and additional benefits.... Agent: Evgentech, Inc.

20140266070 - Apparatus and method for enhancing battery life: An apparatus and method for enhancing battery life including monitoring a first voltage level of a battery; receiving a first indication of the first voltage level; comparing the first indication to a first threshold to derive a comparison; determining if the battery needs charging based on the comparison; and configuring... Agent:

20140266069 - Power converter circuit including at least one battery: A circuit includes a first power converter circuit and a second power converter circuit. The input of the second power converter circuit is coupled to the output of the first power converter circuit and is configured to receive an input signal. A rechargeable battery is coupled to the output of... Agent:

20140266071 - Battery pack and battery charger: A battery pack includes: a connecting portion connected to a battery charger; a battery chargeable by the battery charger connected to the connecting portion; an environment temperature detecting element detecting an environment temperature around the battery; and a control circuit. The control circuit periodically detects the environment temperature via the... Agent: Makita Corporation

20140266072 - System and methods for battery balancing: A battery system includes multiple battery cells having multiple cell voltages, and a balancing module. The battery module coupled to multiple battery cells and configured to specify a first voltage threshold according to an amount of a charging current supplied to the battery cells in constant current charging mode, and... Agent: O2micro Inc.

20140266074 - Dc power signal generation for electro-chemical reactor: Various systems, processes, and techniques may be used for converting alternating current power to direct current power for an electro-chemical reactor. In certain implementations, a system and a process may include the ability to receive an alternating current power signal, convert the alternating current signal to a direct current signal,... Agent:

20140266073 - Energy storage circuit: An energy storage (ES) circuit, including: a plurality of terminals configured to: connect to a pulse load having an input voltage and drawing a low current during a first interval and a high current during a second interval; and connect to a power supply having a source voltage and delivering... Agent:

20140266075 - Methods of enhancing electrochemical double layer capacitor (edlc) performance and edlc devices formed therefrom: The invention broadly encompasses energy storage devices or systems and more specifically relates to methods of enhancing the performance of electrochemical double layer capacitors (EDLCs), or supercapacitors or ultracapacitors, and devices formed therefrom. In some embodiments, the invention relates generally to energy storage devices, such as EDLCs that use phosphonium-based... Agent: Esionic Es, Inc.

  
09/11/2014 > 82 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories.

20140253014 - Charging control device, solar power generation system and charging control method: The present disclosure relates to a charging control device, a solar power generation system and a charging control method which allow more efficient charging. The charging control device includes: a charging converter which takes electric power out of a solar panel and converts the electric power to a voltage required... Agent: Omron Corporation

20140253013 - Electricity distribution system and electricity distribution method: An electricity distribution system includes an electricity supply control unit that receives information on power consumption, estimates the current and the future power consumption, and controls the supply of electricity to the electric device; an information display unit that displays information on a power use situation of an electric device... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140253012 - Window module for an aircraft or spacecraft: The present disclosure pertains to a window module for an aircraft or spacecraft, including a window frame which comprises, at least in portions, a current-generating element for generating an electric current.... Agent:

20140253017 - Battery charging apparatus: A battery charger (1000) non-concurrently performing a first operation to charge a main battery (MBA) and a sub-battery (SBA) by using an external power supply (AC), and a second operation to charge the sub-battery by using the main battery, including: a power supply circuit (1); a transformer (3); a secondary-side... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140253015 - Mobile electronic system and charging accessory: A mobile electronic system including a mobile electronic device and a charging accessory is provided. The mobile electronic device includes a first connector and a battery. The charging accessory includes a second connector. The first connector and the second connector are configured to couple the mobile electronic device and the... Agent: Htc Corporation

20140253016 - Mobile power supply device and power supply system thereof: A mobile power supply device and a power supply system thereof are disclosed. The mobile power supply device is used for charging a load device. A rectifier circuit of the mobile power supply device is used for receiving an alternating current power to convert to a direct current power. A... Agent:

20140253018 - Power supply system and method for charging battery of vehicle: A power supply system and method for charging a battery of a vehicle are provided and include a charger that is configured to charge the battery and a charging controller that is configured to receive a voltage to charge the battery and operate the charger. An auxiliary battery is configured... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140253021 - Apparatus, method and article for authentication, security and control of portable charging devices and power storage devices, such as batteries: A network of collection, charging and distribution machines collect, charge and distribute portable electrical energy storage devices (e.g., batteries, supercapacitors or ultracapacitors). To charge, the machines employ electrical current from an external source, such as the electrical grid or an electrical service of an installation location. Users may also use... Agent:

20140253022 - Charge circuit: A charge circuit includes a comparator, first through third electronic switches, first through tenth resistors. A voltage for charging a battery is output to an output of the charge circuit. The output of the charge circuit is grounded through the first and second resistors in that order. A node between... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20140253019 - Charger circuit and control circuit and control method thereof: The present invention discloses a charger circuit and a control circuit and a control method thereof. The charger circuit supplies a charging current to charge a battery. The charger circuit includes a bipolar junction transistor (BJT) pass circuit, a current sensing circuit, a voltage sensing circuit and a control circuit.... Agent: Richtek Technology Corporation

20140253020 - Device and method for protecting rechargeble power supply of electronic cigarette: This invention relates to a device for protecting rechargeable power supply of electronic cigarette. Wherein such device comprises a rechargeable power supply module, a microcontroller, a semiconductor switch and an interface module configured to connect a charging unit. The interface module comprises a first charging terminal and a second charging... Agent:

20140253023 - Fast charging of battery using adjustable voltage control: A battery cell charger for rapidly charging a lithium ion battery cell (or string of series-parallel connected cells) having a maximum battery cell voltage the battery cell charging system including: a circuit for charging the battery cell using an adjustable voltage charging-profile to apply a charging voltage and a charging... Agent: Tesla Motors, Inc.

20140253026 - Apparatus, method, and system for wirelessly charging an electronic device: An apparatus for wirelessly charging an electronic device is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a charging controller coupled to a power source, a power switch coupled to the power source, a logic controller coupled to the power switch, and a wireless charger transmitter coupled to the power source via the power... Agent: O2 Micro Inc.

20140253030 - Automatically position adjustable wireless charger and charging method using the same: Provided are an automatically position adjustable wireless charger and a charging method using the same, the wireless charger, including: a plurality of power transmission coil units having a power transmission coil for generating an induced current in a power reception coil of a portable terminal using electromagnetic induction; a power... Agent: Hanshinkijeon Co., Ltd.

20140253032 - Capacitive sensing enabled switch mode power supply and data transfer: A microchip for control of a switch mode power supply (SMPS), with said microchip also having the ability to measure capacitance of an electrode or sense plate structure or structures, and use of a low power, power supply structure to supply said microchip, said power supply structure distinct from the... Agent: Azoteq (pty) Ltd

20140253024 - Method and apparatus for wirelessly charging mobile devices: An apparatus comprising a connector, at least one cover member, and at least one wireless charging antenna is provided. The connector is configured to interface with at least a charging connector of a mobile device, and the at least one cover member is configured to extend away from the mobile... Agent: Nokia Corporation

20140253029 - Non-contact charging apparatus and non-contact charging method: A non-contact charging apparatus configured to, vary the inductance and the capacitance of the matching unit for matching the impedance of the power supply system that supplies alternate current power and the impedance of the power transmitting/receiving system including a power transmitting unit and a power receiving apparatus according to... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20140253027 - Power receiver and charging system: According to an embodiment, there is provided a power receiver including: a first rectifying circuit, a second rectifying circuit, a connecting part and a controller. The first rectifying circuit rectifies a first AC power generated by a first AC power generating device. The second rectifying circuit rectifies a second AC... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140253031 - Wireless battery charging system: An inductive battery charger is incorporated with a power source that in one embodiment is a genset. A charging surface can be provided that in some forms is hinged, separable, or includes a pocket. In some forms resonant inductive coupling can be used to charge a battery through inductive charging.... Agent: Rolls-royce Corporation

20140253025 - Wireless charger and charging system with multi-compatibility: A wireless charger and charging system compatible with several wireless charging solutions is provided. The wireless charger includes a charging module having a transmitting member that transfers wireless power to a receiving member of a chargeable device so that a battery of the chargeable device can be charged. If the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140253028 - Wireless power transmitter and method for controlling same: A method for controlling a wireless power transmitter that transmits charging power to a wireless power receiver is provided. The method includes driving the wireless power transmitter; determining whether latch fault mode entry conditions are met, in which the wireless power transmitter is allowed to enter a latch fault mode... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140253037 - Charge control device, battery management device, charge control method, and record medium: A charge-control device that controls charging of vehicles, which use electric power as a drive source, using electric power from an electric power grid includes storage means storing a first period in a charge control period for which the charging is controlled; a second period other than the first period... Agent: Nec Corporation

20140253034 - Charge system for electric vehicles: A charging system for batteries on electric vehicles includes: a first distributer providing electricity supplying passages, through which a normal speed charging device charges a part of batteries in parallel in a normal speed charging process; a second distributer providing a selective electricity supplying passage, through which a rapid charging... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140253036 - Charging system and charging scheduling method: A house ECU executes a program when it is the time to set a scheduled time, including the step of transmitting an end time of external charging to a vehicle in the case where the end time has been input by a user, and the step of determining a start... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140253035 - Motor vehicle with plug-in charging device: The invention relates to a motor vehicle having a storage device for storing electrical energy for an electric machine of the motor vehicle, a charging device having a charging interface for connecting a charging component for externally charging the storage device and a side bodywork section. The side bodywork section... Agent: Man Truck & Bus Ag

20140253033 - System and method for automatically charging a battery during motion: A system and method for controlling the operation of an electrically operated vehicle. The system comprises a digital commutation system for charging electric vehicle batteries. That system includes an electromagnet, an electromagnet status sensor, and a controller. The electromagnet is coupled to a crankshaft and configured both to receive a... Agent:

20140253038 - Mobile devices and cases with built-in power supplies: Battery recharging apparatus for smart phones and other mobile devices eliminates the need to carry a separate charger and/or cord. A cradle receiving the portable electronic device includes a plug with at least two prongs configured to plug into a wall outlet supplying AC line voltage. A power supply in... Agent:

20140253039 - Battery charger: A battery charger can include a charger controller configured to determine a total charge time that characterizes a time needed to charge a battery, the total charge time being based on a received state of charge (SOC) of the battery that characterizes a present SOC of the battery. The charger... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20140253040 - Preventive balancing technique for battery packs in portable electronic devices: The disclosed embodiments provide a system that manages use of a battery pack in a portable electronic device. During operation, the system detects a characteristic of a battery bank in the battery pack that is associated with a gradual imbalance in the battery pack. Next, the system manages use of... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140253043 - Apparatus and method for warning charge amount of battery: Disclosed is an apparatus and method for warning a charge amount. The apparatus for warning a charge amount includes a storage unit to store an indication unit used to indicate a remaining charge amount of a battery and a warning value based on the indication unit, a measurement unit to... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20140253042 - Battery module and overcharge protecting method thereof: A battery module and an overcharge protecting method are provided. The overcharge protecting method includes following steps: detecting a battery voltage of a rechargeable battery during a charging process; determining whether the battery voltage is larger than or equals to an upper limit voltage; if no, continuously charging the rechargeable... Agent: Asustek Computer Inc.

20140253041 - Charge and discharge control circuit, and charge and discharge control method: In a charge and discharge control circuit, a mode control part manages a normal mode in which voltages at a power terminal and an overcurrent detection terminal are monitored, a time-shortening mode in which predetermined delay times for detecting an overcharge, an overdischarge, and an overcurrent are shortened, and a... Agent: Mitsumi Electric Co., Ltd.

20140253044 - Charging/discharging control circuit, charging/discharging control device, and battery device: There is provided a battery device in which the accuracy of an over-current detection current value is high to have high safety. In a charging/discharging control circuit, a reference voltage circuit of an over-current detection circuit is configured to include a constant current circuit, a resistor, and a transistor having... Agent: Seiko Instruments Inc.

20140253045 - Method and apparatus for battery control: Generally, a system and a method for controlling a battery to power a load disable battery discharge if a battery voltage is less than a low voltage. Disabling battery discharge inhibits current flow from the battery to the load. Battery discharge is enabled after receipt of a reserve enable signal... Agent: Enerdel Inc.

20140253046 - Method and apparatus for battery control: Generally, a system and a method for controlling a battery to power a load determine a battery temperature and control current flow from the battery based on the battery temperature. If the battery temperature is less than a low temperature, load current is disabled and current is enabled through a... Agent: Enerdel, Inc.

20140253047 - Electronic device and system: According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a battery, a power supply circuit, and a charging circuit. The power supply circuit supplies power to components in the device by using DC power from an AC power supply or DC power from the battery. The charging circuit charges the battery... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140253048 - Method for high-current rapid charging: A high-current rapid charging battery module for an electric vehicle including a case, one or more battery cells inside the case, a ventilation system that draws air upward through holes in the bottom of the case from the exterior of the vehicle, massive copper busbars, each busbar electrically connecting a... Agent:

20140253049 - Information processing apparatus and battery charging method of information processing apparatus: In accordance with one embodiment, an information processing apparatus comprises a power supply section configured to be connectable to an AC power supply, a battery, a remaining battery level detection section configured to detect the remaining battery level, a first threshold value setting section configured to set a charge level... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

20140253050 - Recreational vehicle user interface system and method: A recreational vehicle user interface (RVUI) system/method that allows centralized control and monitoring of electrical/environmental subsystems within the context of a recreational vehicle is disclosed. The system/method permits monitoring of a wide variety of electrical/environmental subsystems in this context, including but not limited to battery temperatures, battery voltages, overall system... Agent: Connecticut Electric, Inc.

20140253051 - Charging a battery in a portable electronic device: A system and method are described for charging a battery in a portable electronic device wherein the battery is charged using a constant-current, constant-voltage charging process. In described embodiments, a resistance is received for a current loop that includes a charger and the battery. Then, during a constant-current charging phase,... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140253052 - Power transmission device and power transmission control method: Power transmission device that causes a power supply circuit to supply a first voltage to a first active electrode when power transmission is performed, causes the power supply circuit to supply a second voltage that is lower than the first voltage to the first active electrode and causes power reception... Agent: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

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