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Electricity: battery or capacitor charging or discharging November recently filed with US Patent Office 11/12Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 11/29/2012 > 32 patent applications in 18 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20120299526 - Perpetual ev split power system: The creation of the vehicle customized in any existing vehicle (cars, buses, trucks, trains, etc.) for energy efficiency perpetual pollution free transportation for worldwide use utilizing the windows power that naturally occurs while transporting forward converting it into electricity to keep a vehicle traveling a forward motion.... Agent:
20120299528 - 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:
20120299527 - Power generation device: A power generation device for a vehicle comprises a housing adapted to removably affix to a rear of a vehicle and a rotatable support member for rotatably supporting a first device, the rotatable support member operatively connected to the housing, wherein the first device includes rotor blades for producing electrical... Agent:
20120299529 - Solar charger for charging power battery: A solar charger for charging a power battery is provided, comprising: a photo-sensitive unit configured to detect light intensity; a charging unit configured to receive a voltage transformed from solar energy and to boost the voltage for charging the power battery; a switch unit coupled between the charging unit and... Agent:
20120299530 - Power management method and electronic system using the same: A power management method and an electronic system using the same are provided. The electronic system includes a display device and an auxiliary device, and has dual batteries and two subsystems. By detection and control mechanisms of the subsystems, the electronic system may allow the display device to maintain in... Agent: Asustek Computer Inc.
20120299531 - Charging service vehicles and methods using modular batteries: Charging service vehicles and methods using modular batteries are disclosed. The service vehicles are vehicles having electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment, and removably mounted battery modules or battery module connection points. The battery modules are connected to the EV charging equipment as a source of electrical energy. Some embodiments disclose... Agent: Green Charge Networks LLC
20120299537 - Charging control method for secondary battery and control device: The disclosed device for controlling charging of a secondary battery includes a step for calculating an amount of heat generated by a secondary battery on the basis of an inter-electrode-plate voltage, internal resistance, a current value, and charging efficiency; a step for calculating an amount of allowable generated heat of... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120299533 - Circuit and method enabling the sharing of a battery charger with multiple batteries: A circuit includes a first port configured for connection to a battery charger and a plurality of second ports each configured for connection to a battery to be charged. The circuit includes a corresponding switchable circuit path provided between the first port and each of the second ports. A control... Agent: Pulsetech Products Corporation
20120299535 - Electrical charging system: An electrical charging system having a rectifier which is supplied with energy via an input. An inverter whose alternating voltage side is connected, via phase conductors, to windings of a rotating field machine and whose direct voltage side can be connected to an energy accumulator to be charged. A first... Agent: Zf Friedrichshafen Ag
20120299532 - Fast charging system and method: A system and method include detecting whether a fast charger module is coupled to a system having a processor and a memory device. If the fast charger module is coupled to the system, a fast charging current is provided from the fast charger module at multiple selectable voltage levels via... Agent: Lenovo (singapore) Pte. Ltd.
20120299534 - Methods and systems for a wall mounted universal power supply: Methods and Systems for charging portable equipment having divergent power requirements and exhibiting different structural features are provided by devices having adapters to accommodate the portable equipment in the form of a wall mounted universal power supply. Adapters are configured in plate formats that fit into cradles capable of charging... Agent:
20120299536 - Motorized dual engine power system: A drive system using multi-fuel engines to provide mechanical energy as an electric generator. The electric generator provides electrical energy to an electric motor which in turn provides mechanical energy to drive a load. The electric generator also provides electric energy to storage batteries. Electrical energy may be provided from... Agent:
20120299539 - Light with integrated inductive charger base station: A light comprises a lamp and an integrated inductive charger for coupling to a device having an inductive charger receiver connected thereto. The inductive charger receiver receives an electrical charge to charge a battery in the device. The lamp of the light provides illumination. The integrated inductive charger and the... Agent:
20120299542 - Receiver controller for wireless power transfer: A signal generator generates an electrical signal that is sent to an amplifier, which increases the power of the signal using power from a power source. The amplified signal is fed to a sender transducer to generate ultrasonic waves that can be focused and sent to a receiver. The receiver... Agent: Ubeam Inc.
20120299540 - Sender communications for wireless power transfer: A signal generator generates an electrical signal that is sent to an amplifier, which increases the power of the signal using power from a power source. The amplified signal is fed to a sender transducer to generate ultrasonic waves that can be focused and sent to a receiver. The receiver... Agent: Ubeam Inc.
20120299541 - Sender controller for wireless power transfer: A signal generator generates an electrical signal that is sent to an amplifier, which increases the power of the signal using power from a power source. The amplified signal is fed to a sender transducer to generate ultrasonic waves that can be focused and sent to a receiver. The receiver... Agent: Ubeam Inc.
20120299538 - Vehicle mounted personal device battery charging station and operating methods to avoid interference: A method and apparatus are presented for inductive charging of battery operated devices in a motor vehicle, in which a passive vehicle entry and/or starting system selectively disables or reduces provision of power to a primary coil of an inductive charging station while the passive system communicates with an external... Agent:
20120299544 - Charging service vehicles with battery and generator sources: Charging service vehicles with battery and generator sources are disclosed. The service vehicle is a vehicle having electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment, removably mounted battery module(s) or a battery module connection point, and an alternator or generator transported by the vehicle. The alternator or generator is configured to provide power... Agent: Green Charge Networks LLC
20120299543 - Electrical charging system: An electrical charging system for an energy accumulator of a motor vehicle. The electrical charging system comprises a supply input in a conductor system having at least one phase conductor and a neutral line for energy supply from a grid. The charging system also comprises a rotating field machine which,... Agent: Zf Friedrichshafen Ag
20120299545 - Rechargeable battery power supply starter and cell balancing apparatus: When a voltage applied to a first capacitor connected to an output of a power generator in parallel is equal to or larger than a threshold, a starter signal output from a monitoring circuit to a control circuit is set from a low level to a high level. The control... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
20120299546 - Under voltage tolerant clamp: An apparatus comprises an integrated circuit (IC) comprising an external IC connection, an IC substrate connection, a voltage clamp circuit and an under voltage circuit. The voltage of the IC substrate connection is set to a first voltage when a voltage of the external connection of the IC is within... Agent:
20120299547 - Charging assembly for electronic device: A charging apparatus is used to support and charge an electronic device defining a latching slot and includes a holding portion, a placement portion and controlling portion. The placement portion engages with the holding portion and defines a latching notch aiming at the latching slot when the electronic device is... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120299548 - Battery system: There is provided a battery system having a plurality of storage batteries capable of charging and discharging, and at least two or more of the storage batteries are connected in series. The battery system includes a connecting terminal capable of connecting a storage battery in parallel with any one of... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20120299549 - Battery pack: A battery pack is disclosed. In one embodiment, the battery pack includes a battery module including a plurality of battery units. It further includes a battery management unit including a plurality of charge terminals and a plurality of discharge terminals electrically connected to terminals of the plurality of battery units,... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd
20120299550 - Silicon-air batteries: Silicon-oxygen batteries comprising a silicon anode as chemical fuel, an air-cathode for dissociating oxygen and a non-aqueous electrolyte, and applications using the same are provided. The silicon-batteries may utilize air for generating oxygen.... Agent: Technio Research & Development Foundation Ltd.
20120299551 - Battery heating circuits and methods using transformers: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a battery heating circuit, comprising a switch unit 10, a switching control module 100, a one-way semiconductor component D10, a damping component R, and a transformer T, wherein: the switching control module 100 is electrically connected with the switch unit 10; the battery,... Agent: Byd Company Limited
20120299552 - Charging control apparatus and charging control method for battery: A charging control apparatus for a battery includes a controller that controls charging of an in-vehicle lithium ion secondary battery that is charged by power based on regenerative braking performed during vehicle travel and charged by power from an external power supply; determines whether external charging, in which the battery... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120299553 - Bidirectional hysteretic power converter: Since bidirectional switching power converters are used mainly when the flow of power is bidirectional, the typical application involves the charging and discharging of batteries, and as part of this novel approach, an hysteretic battery charger including hysteretic constant current and constant voltage control is introduced as part of a... Agent:
20120299554 - Device battery management: Technologies and implementations for device battery management are generally disclosed.... Agent: Empire Technology Development LLC
20120299555 - Battery cell with an integrated pouch metal foil terminal: A battery includes a battery cell having a pair of cell electrodes that are encased in a laminated pouch. The laminated pouch has a conductive moisture barrier layer that is sandwiched between respective electrically insulating layers. Several terminals are integrated with the pouch, including a first terminal and a second... Agent: Apple Inc.
20120299556 - Deterioration degree determining apparatus: A deterioration degree determining apparatus determines a deterioration degree of a battery of a vehicle. The device includes an electric component activating part activating a non-driving series electric component of the vehicle by using electric power of the battery to determine the deterioration degree of the battery, a charge degree... Agent:
20120299557 - Wireless power and data transmission system: Provided is a wireless power data transmission system that may transmit wireless power and may transmit data using wireless power. A wireless power transmitter may include capacitors, and may convert an electrical connection of the capacitors to a parallel connection for charging. The wireless power transmitter may also convert the... Agent:11/22/2012 > 32 patent applications in 13 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20120293108 - Charging system, control method thereof, and program: A power generating unit generates electric power using natural energy, plural secondary battery packs are charged with the electric power generated by the power generating unit, and the secondary battery pack as a power source to be used for an operation control of a control unit controlling the operation of... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
20120293110 - Electrode, fuel cell and battery: An aluminium electrode for use in an aluminium-air fuel cell. The aluminium electrode includes at least two long dimensions and at least two sides formed by the at least two long dimensions. At least one side includes at least one partially disrupted surface.... Agent:
20120293109 - Method and system for efficiently exploiting renewable electrical energy sources: A method and system for efficiently exploiting renewable electrical energy sources by: constructing an electrical distribution network along and proximal to a roadway network traveled by electrical vehicles; introducing a plurality of removable electrical energy sources into the electrical distribution network at a plurality of spaced locations therein; and utilizing... Agent:
20120293111 - Mobile solar power-generating system: A mobile solar power-generating system includes a prismatic container (1) having a top wall (10), a bottom wall (11) and side walls. A central photovoltaic panel (6) is supported in a tiltable manner on the top wall (10) by supporting elements, on each of the sides of the central photovoltaic... Agent: Pro D3 S.r.l.
20120293107 - Solar bracelet: A device configured to be worn around the wrist of a user and operable to charge an electrical device is provided. The device includes a cover and a band. The band is adapted to be worn around a wrist of a user. The cover may be adapted to mount onto... Agent:
20120293112 - Battery module control system and battery module control method: In order to provide a battery module control system able to reuse an arbitrary secondary battery module through a simple, inexpensive system, the present invention includes: a plurality of battery modules that are connected to each other in parallel; switch circuits that are provided on charge and discharge routes of... Agent: Nec Energy Devices, Ltd.
20120293114 - Charge control circuit, battery-operated device, charging apparatus and charging method: A charge control circuit includes a first acquisition unit that acquires a total discharge electric quantity of a lead storage battery, the total discharge electric quantity being separated into a first discharge electric quantity which is a discharge electric quantity of a discharge current having a current value of less... Agent:
20120293113 - Multifunctional charger system and method: An adapter for providing a source of power to a mobile device through an industry standard port is provided. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, the adapter comprises a plug unit, a power converter, a primary connector, and an identification subsystem. The plug unit is operative to couple... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20120293117 - Power charging device and mobile terminal apparatus: A charging device that includes a first battery charged at a first rate and a second battery that is charged at a second rate, which is faster than the first rate. The charging device includes an interface that receives electric power from a charger; a first switch disposed between the... Agent: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
20120293120 - Protective circuit module and secondary battery pack including the same: A protective circuit module including: an insulating substrate including a plurality of layers; first and second printed circuit patterns disposed between the plurality of layers of the insulating substrate; a loop antenna electrically coupled to the first printed circuit pattern; and a wireless charging portion spaced apart from the loop... Agent:
20120293115 - Self-powered wireless induction sensor: An induction sensor generates speed data based on a frequency of the change in magnetic flux within the sensor and powers sensor circuitry by recharging a power source using at least a portion of the electrical voltage induced by the change in magnetic flux. In this manner, the induction sensor... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20120293116 - System and method of filling an air gap between a pair of core sections of a transformer: An energy conversion system includes a first core section, a tank, a flexible structure, and an output coil. The tank contains a volume of fluid having a high magnetic permeability. The flexible structure is fluidly coupled to the tank and movable from a retracted to an extended position in response... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20120293119 - Wireless charging apparatus and method: Methods and apparatus for wireless charging are provided. Transmission power transmitted from a wireless power transmitter is received at a power receiver of a wireless power receiver. A battery of the wireless power receiver is charged with the received transmission power. It is determined whether the battery is fully charged.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120293118 - Wireless power transmission and charging system, and impedance control method thereof: A wireless power transmission and charging system and method are provided. The wireless power may refer to energy that may be transferred from a wireless power transmitter to a wireless power receiver. The wireless power transmission and charging system may include a source device to wirelessly transmit power, and a... Agent:
20120293123 - Automobile charging apparatus: There are provided a control device, a power-supply cord, and a charging cable to be connected to an automobile, wherein the control device includes an electric-leakage detection portion for detecting an electric leakage in the charging cable or the automobile, a connection detection portion for detecting the charging cable being... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120293122 - Charging device and charging method: A user inputs a travel distance after last charging of a storage battery of a vehicle into an input field. A capacity of the storage battery at a current charge starting point in time is estimated from a capacity of the storage battery at a last charge ending point in... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120293121 - Full charge control apparatus for onboard battery: A full charge control apparatus includes a temperature detection accuracy decision unit and a full charge decision unit. The temperature detection accuracy decision unit detects an engine speed, a vehicle speed and an ambient temperature and, based on these surrounding conditions, determines whether the difference between the temperature of the... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20120293124 - Battery charging control system: An object of the invention is to make the charging power as high as possible in a battery charging control system for selectively charging a plurality of batteries having different voltages with energy generated by an alternator. To achieve the object, the battery charging control system according to the invention... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120293126 - Charging method: A charging method to charge a lithium ion battery in a short amount of time at low cost without degradation of the lithium ion battery is provided. A lithium ion battery includes a lithium compound containing iron as a positive electrode active material. The lithium ion battery is charged through... Agent: Gs Yuasa International, Ltd.
20120293125 - Comparator circuit, semiconductor device, battery monitoring system, charging rohibition method, and computer-readable medium: A comparator circuit includes: a switching element that is disposed between a positive electrode of a battery cell and a fixed potential supply source, that has a control terminal connected to a negative electrode of the battery cell, and that operates in response to a voltage applied from the battery... Agent: Lapis Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
20120293127 - Storage-module control device: Provided is an electricity storage module control device which is capable of controlling the voltage of each electricity storage section so that an electricity storage module is prevented from being deteriorated even when the electricity storage module is continuously charged/discharged in a relatively short cycle over a long period of... Agent: Nisshinbo Holdings Inc.
20120293128 - Battery pack: A battery pack is provided. In one embodiment, the battery pack includes a plurality of battery units each including at least one battery cell, a charge switch unit for connecting the plurality of battery units in parallel to form a charge path, a discharge switch unit for connecting the plurality... Agent:
20120293129 - Active battery cell balancing methods with variable duration discharge: A method and a system for balancing cells of a vehicle battery includes discharging charge from a highest charged cell for a discharge time period dependent on a charge difference between the highest charged cell and a lowest charged cell at a given time. The cells may be charged with... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20120293131 - Secondary battery state of charge determination apparatus, and method of determining state of charge of secondary battery: A technology described herein is for accurately determining the SOC of a secondary battery. An open-circuit-voltage-to-state-of-charge (OCV-SOC) characteristic has a capacity decrease estimation OCV region in which a relationship between the OCV and the SOC is assumed not to change due to degradation of the secondary battery 1a since a... Agent:
20120293130 - System and method for managing parallel-connected battery cells: The present system and method manage a rechargeable battery comprising two or more battery cells or series stacks of cells. The system includes a set of switches, each of which connects a cell or stack of cells between positive and negative nodes when actuated, or connects one cell in a... Agent: Inphi Corporation
20120293132 - Remaining capacity calculation method, battery pack pre-shipment adjustment method, remaining capacity calculating device and battery pack: A MOSFET 61 is connected between a power supply IC6 and a 3.3-V power supply terminal. When the MOSFET 61 is turned OFF, a control circuit board 100 is shut down which includes a control portion 5 for calculating RSOC (remaining capacity ratio). When the control circuit board 100 returns... Agent:
20120293133 - Battery management system: A battery management system (BMS) is disclosed. In one embodiment, the BMS includes i) a first switching circuit electrically connected to a battery cell or a battery pack and configured to provide a voltage of the battery cell or the battery pack, ii) a capacitor electrically connected to the first... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.
20120293135 - Control method for charging terminal and apparatus thereof: The present disclosure provides a control method for charging a terminal and an apparatus thereof. The method includes steps of: judging whether the terminal is in an operation state or a standby state when the terminal is in a full-charged state (101); controlling a charging circuit of the terminal to... Agent: Zte Corporation
20120293134 - High efficiency charging apparatus using switching arrangement and charging/discharging: A high efficiency charging apparatus, comprising a power supply which is a source for supplying electricity for charging; a speed setting unit setting an oscillating frequency and outputting an electrical self-oscillating signal having a frequency corresponding to the oscillating frequency; a switching unit having a plurality of switches which are... Agent: Run Energy
20120293136 - Dual-interface card reader module: A dual-interface card reader module is disclosed including: a card accessing circuit; a power controller for providing a charging current to a USB device; an overcurrent detector coupled with the power controller for generating an overcurrent notice when the charging current is greater than a current threshold; and a control... Agent:
20120293138 - Power control unit and control method for power control unit: A power control unit is provided with a converter; a filter capacitor that is connected onto one side of converter; a smoothing capacitor that is connected onto the other side of converter; an MG-ECU that is operated to control converter with power supplied from filter capacitor; and a casing that... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120293137 - Power storage apparatus: A power storage apparatus provided with a capacitor module and a power storage control circuit is connected between a generator and an electrical load. The capacitor module includes a plurality of capacitors and a plurality of switching devices which are connected in series with the capacitors, respectively, the capacitors and... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation11/15/2012 > 26 patent applications in 13 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20120286719 - Secondary battery: A piezoelectric element layer is further formed as a package material of a secondary battery, so that the secondary battery can be self-charged using a voltage generated in the piezoelectric element layer according to vibration generated in an electronic device and vibration generated by movement of the electronic device itself.... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.
20120286718 - Systems and methods for providing a personal electronics carrying device: The present invention relates to a device for carrying a personal electronic device. In particular, the present invention relates to a carrying device having an internal battery whereby a personal electronic device is coupled to the battery of the carrying device to power and/or charge the personal electronic device. Additionally,... Agent:
20120286720 - Jump-starting method and device for implementing the method: In a jump-starting method between an electric vehicle providing a jump-start and an electric vehicle receiving a jump-start, the electrical systems of the two electric vehicles are temporarily interconnected electrically during the time of the jump-starting.... Agent:
20120286722 - Charger: The charger 10 includes a first charging path that charges battery banks via current limiting resistors R1 to R3, a second charging path that charges the battery banks without passing through the current limiting resistors R1 to R3, and a circuit that is capable of selectively switching the first and... Agent: Fdk Twicell Co., Ltd.
20120286721 - Multi-purpose mobile power supply charger structure: A multi-purpose mobile power supply charger structure comprising: a main body, with containing room, and sequentially comprising stepladder shaped an upper, a middle, and a lower frame, inside of the main body, provided with a battery and a circuit device, and on both sides of the main body provided with... Agent:
20120286723 - Power management system, power management apparatus, and power management method: There is provided a power management system including a power receiving unit for receiving power from outside according to consumption of power, an electrical storage unit for storing the power received by the power receiving unit, and a discharge control unit for controlling a second power amount discharged from the... Agent:
20120286727 - Method and apparatus for avoiding noise in non-contact charging system: A wireless charging method in a wireless charging system is provided. In the method, wireless charging is performed by providing wireless charging power to a charging circuit. When both a first communication signal and a second communication signal are detected while the wireless charging is performed, the wireless charging power... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120286725 - Methodologies for implementing smart control of vehicle charging: The described method and system provide for remotely controlling the charging operation of plurality of vehicles. In one implementation, a call center may receive a request from a utility regarding a particular grid and sends out an inquiry to locate vehicles in that grid. Once the vehicles have been located,... Agent: General Motors LLC
20120286724 - Mobile wireless charger system: A mobile wireless charger system includes a supplying-end module and a receiving-end module. The supplying-end module adjusts the output wave energy to the receiving-end module at a handheld apparatus by means of modulated frequency and driving power. The microprocessor of the supplying-end module can receive different voltage input from different... Agent: Fu Da Tong Technology Co., Ltd.
20120286728 - Wireless energy transfer system and method for feeding an electric load: A wireless energy transfer system and an associated method for feeding an electric load are provided. The system includes a transmitter which includes a generator adapted to generate a radiofrequency signal at a first frequency and a first resonant circuit adapted to transmit the radiofrequency signal; and a receiver adapted... Agent: Telecom Italia S.p.a.
20120286726 - Wireless power transmission and charging system, and resonance frequency control method of wireless power transmission and charging system: A wireless power transmission and charging system, and a communication method of the wireless power transmission and charging system are provided. In one embodiment, a resonance frequency control method of a wireless power transmitter may include: generating communication power used for communication in a plurality of target devices using a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120286730 - Automatic recharging robot for electric and hybrid vehicles: Systems and methods are disclosed for automatically recharging electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. A deployment assembly (101) is permanently mounted to the underside of a vehicle and houses a robotic probe (102) that can be lowered to the ground by tether. The probe automatically navigates to a compatible recharging station... Agent:
20120286729 - Electric vehicle supply equipment with over-current protection: An EVSE system includes an electric vehicle supply circuit having overcurrent protection circuit to prevent excessive current from flowing to the electric vehicle. A current limit may be set by a manufacturer of the EVSE, by a user of the EVSE, by an electric utility, by the EVSE itself in... Agent: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
20120286731 - Battery charger: A battery charger includes a base, a plug formed on the base and electrically connected to an external power source, an interface formed on the base and electrically connecting an external device, a clamp formed on the base and fixing and electrically connecting a battery, and a controller embedded in... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
20120286732 - Shared control of thermistor and dual purpose thermistor line: A battery pack can include a temperature sensor that can provide an output that is indicative of a temperature associated with the battery pack. A battery management unit can directly measure the temperature sensor when the battery pack is by itself or engaged with a tool. A charger can directly... Agent: Black & Decker Inc.
20120286734 - Battery apparatus for controlling plural batteries and control method of plural batteries: Lower order control devices control plural battery cells configuring plural battery modules. An input terminal of the low order control device in the highest potential, an output terminal of the low order control device in the lowest potential, and a high order control device are connected by isolating units, photocouplers.... Agent:
20120286733 - Battery system and battery equalizer: A battery equalizer for equalizing electrical energy of a first battery unit and a second battery unit includes a first diode, a first switch, a second diode, a second switch, a capacitor and an inductor. The components are electrically connected to be able to form different circuit loops to equalize... Agent: Lite-on Clean Energy Technology Corp.
20120286735 - Energy storage module and controlling method thereof: Disclosed herein is an energy storage module including a first energy container, a second energy container that is connected to the first energy container in parallel, and a switching control unit that senses the energy containers corresponding to predetermined deterioration conditions among the first and second energy containers to selectively... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
20120286736 - Battery module and method for determining battery id and temperature: A battery module for a portable electronic device is disclosed. The battery module is connected with the portable electronic device with at least three contacts. The battery module includes a battery, a recognition circuit, and a thermal sensing circuit. The recognition circuit has an energy storage element and a current... Agent: Htc Corporation
20120286737 - Electronic device using rechargeable batteries and battery status control method applicable thereto: An electronic device includes: a plurality of parallel-connection battery groups; and a plurality of battery balance circuits, respectively coupled to the parallel-connection battery groups, when the parallel-connection battery group has a temperature over a predetermined temperature range, the battery balance circuit performs a thermal balance operation on the parallel-connection battery... Agent: Quanta Computer Inc.
20120286738 - Emergency power supply mechanism and procedure for the emergency power supply: An emergency power supply device is provided to supply emergency power to a direct voltage circuit. The direct voltage circuit has a first potential tap and a second potential tap, comprising an energy storage unit. The energy storage unit has a plus pole and a minus pole, and one of... Agent: Moog Unna Gmbh
20120286739 - System and method for estimating a state of a battery pack: A method for estimating the state of a battery having multiple cells is disclosed. In one embodiment, strain gauges are coupled to battery binding bands that hold cells of the battery together. The strain measured by the gauges may be related to the electrical charge stored by the battery. The... Agent: A123 Systems, Inc.
20120286741 - Fast batter charging system and method: A system and method includes detecting whether a fast charger is coupled to a system having a processor and a memory, providing current to a battery from an internal charger circuit if no fast charger is detected, and providing current to the battery from the fast charger if the fast... Agent: Lenovo (singapore) Pte. Ltd.
20120286740 - Fast charging device for an electric vehicle: A device for charging a battery including a rectifier input stage configured to be connected to a power supply network and an inverter output stage configured to be connected to the battery, and a mechanism regulating average current obtained from the input stage about a current value generated from the... Agent: Renault S.a.s.
20120286742 - Power reception device and power transmission device: A power reception device and a power transmission device which are capable of suppressing an adverse effect of an electric field. A power reception device includes a capacitive coupling electrode comprising a high voltage side conductor and a low voltage side conductor extending around the high voltage side conductor. The... Agent: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
20120286743 - System and method for generating a negative capacitance: A method of generating a negative capacitance in a capacitor device is provided. The method comprises providing the capacitor device. The capacitor device comprises an active layer of vanadium dioxide (VO2) and two electrodes connected thereto. The active layer is excitable between its semiconducting state and its metallic state. The... Agent: Institut National De Recherche Scientifique (inrs)11/08/2012 > 19 patent applications in 12 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20120280646 - Vehicle and method for charging vehicle batteries: An automotive vehicle includes a traction battery, an auxiliary battery and at least one controller. The at least one controller may be configured to cause a specified charge current to be provided to the traction battery and to cause another specified charge current to be provided to the auxiliary battery... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20120280647 - Battery recharging station for use in a bar: A battery charging station may be used with a bar having a counter-top surface on one side of the bar and a drink rail portion on the other side. The battery charging station may include a body having a bottom surface and at least one foot that has a width... Agent:
20120280648 - Apparatus and method for charging wireline and wireless powers: Disclosed herein are an apparatus and a method for charging wireline and wireless powers. The apparatus for charging wireline and wireless powers includes: a main battery; an auxiliary battery; a wireline charging module providing wireline power to the main and auxiliary batteries; and a wireless charging module connected to the... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
20120280649 - Charging apparatus for electric vehicle: An electric vehicle charging apparatus. The electric vehicle charging apparatus includes an electric vehicle including a vehicle coil connected to a charging circuit connected to a storage battery, a parking stop arranged on a parking lot surface, a stop coil arranged within the parking stop to generate an induced current... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.
20120280651 - Device housing a battery and charging pad: The charging pad (10) is provided with a position detection controller (14) that supplies position detection signals to position detection coils (30), and detects induction coil (51) position from echo signals output from the induction coil (51). The device housing a battery (50) is provided with a series capacitor (55)... Agent:
20120280652 - Transmission system for charging the traction batteries of an electrically driven motor vehicle: A system for charging an electric vehicle includes a vehicle-side transformer part arranged behind a license plate of the vehicle. The vehicle-side transformer part couples with a charging station-side transformer part through the license plate when the charging station-side transformer part is arranged in front of the license plate such... Agent: Leopold Kostal Gmbh & Co. Kg
20120280650 - Wireless power transfer system and methods: Systems and methods pertaining to wireless power transfer are disclosed. In one implementation, a system includes a wireless charger that is used to charge at least one wirelessly chargeable device. The wireless charger includes a master communication system and at least one wireless power charge transmitter, while the wirelessly chargeable... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Company, Ltd.
20120280654 - Charging stand, charging system, and charging method thereof: A charging system is provided. The charging system includes: a charging stand for obtaining vehicle information from the vehicle and transmitting the obtained vehicle information to a management server, and supplying power to a battery equipped in the vehicle on the basis of the transmitted vehicle information; and the management... Agent: Lsis Co., Ltd.
20120280655 - Charging system for electric vehicles: The invention relates to a charging system for electric vehicles. The charging system comprises a grid power stage (12) comprising an AC/DC inverter can be connected on an input side via a connection point to an alternating current grid (10), a control device (38) for monitoring a charging process, and... Agent:
20120280656 - Electric vehicle charging station and charge receiving arrangement for a vehicle: A charging station for a vehicle having supports (3 and 4), each of which holds a charging element (5 and 6), which are positioned such that when the bus is in position, the charging elements are positioned along the longitudinal axis of the vehicle and can connect with charge receiving... Agent:
20120280653 - Electric vehicle fleet management charging station systems and methods: Charging stations, systems for charging and identifying electric vehicles, and methods for detecting and providing charging information of a vehicle are provided. The charging stations include vehicle detectors, charging connectors, and system controllers to estimate the state of charge of a vehicle based on current measurements from the charging connectors... Agent: Green Charge Networks
20120280657 - Power generating device: A power generating device includes a carrier module, a stator module, a rotor module and a power generating module. The stator module is assembled to the carrier module, and has a first circuit board and a plurality of driving coils. The rotor module is located in an electromagnetic field, and... Agent: Silicon Touch Technology Inc.
20120280658 - Heating circuits and methods based on battery discharging and charging using resonance components in series and freewheeling circuit components: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a battery heating circuit, comprising a switch unit 1, a switching control module 100, a damping component R1, an energy storage circuit, and a freewheeling circuit 20, wherein: the energy storage circuit is connected with the battery, and comprises a current storage component... Agent: Byd Company Limited
20120280659 - Battery heating circuits and methods using resonance components in series and bridging charge storage components: According to certain embodiments, a battery heating circuit is provided, comprising a first switch unit 11, a second switch unit 12, a third switch unit 13, a fourth switch unit 14, a switching control module 100, a damping component R1, a current storage component L1, and a charge storage component... Agent: Byd Compancy Limited
20120280660 - Battery warming circuit and battery warming apparatus: A battery warming circuit is a circuit installed in a vehicle provided with an inverter circuit, which is supplied with direct current electrical power from a secondary battery, and a 3-phase alternating current motor, and this circuit includes: a switch control unit, which has first and second terminals connected to... Agent:
20120280661 - Battery protection circuit and method of controlling the same: A battery protection circuit and a method of controlling the same is disclosed. The battery protection circuit includes: a battery management system for controlling charging and discharging of a battery; and a reset control circuit for controlling a reset operation of the battery management system. The battery management system includes:... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd
20120280662 - Charging efficiency using variable isolation: A method for charging an energy storage system (ESS) from an AC line voltage having differing input voltages (e.g., 120Vac or 240Vac), the method includes a) determining which of the AC line voltages is provided for charging the ESS as a charging AC voltage; b) boosting the charging AC voltage... Agent: Tesla Motors, Inc.
20120280663 - Apparatus and method for controlling charging current in device using rechargeable battery: An apparatus and a method stabilize a charging current when recharging a battery in a device that uses a rechargeable battery. The device includes a charge module and a controller. The charge module provides a charging current to the battery, and operates in at least one of a Constant Current... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120280664 - Capacitive power supply for handheld device: A handheld device includes an electronic instrument and a capacitive power supply for storing and delivering power to the electronic instrument. The capacitive power supply includes at least one capacitor, and an electronic circuit operable to boost a voltage from the capacitor to a higher voltage for use by the... Agent: Welch Allyn, Inc.11/01/2012 > 26 patent applications in 12 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20120274265 - Electrical charge relay enhancer and solar cell system including the enhancer: A charge relay enhancer used in relaying a charge produced in a solar cell to a charger, and a solar cell system including the charge relay enhancer. The charge relay enhancer includes: a charge induction and pumping device inducing a charge by using a power voltage from among two power... Agent:
20120274264 - Photovoltaic module: A photovoltaic module includes: a solar cell module including a plurality of solar cells; a junction box including a dc/dc converter unit to convert the level of DC power supplied from the solar cell module; a plate on one surface of the solar cell module and disposed between the solar... Agent:
20120274263 - Power management system and method thereof: A system for power management electrically connected to a solar cell is provided. The system for power management includes a photo-sensor, a controller electrically connected to the photo-sensor, and a power manager. The photo-sensor detects an illumination (illuminance or irradiance) of an environment where the solar cell is located. A... Agent: Au Optronics Corporation
20120274266 - Viral distribution of battery management parameters: A carrier, such as a battery, that queries a memory of a charger or charging circuit, or the memory of equipment or discharging circuit powered by the battery, to determine the relative date or version of data, operating parameters and/or software on both the battery and the equipment, and either... Agent: Zoll Circulation, Inc.
20120274269 - Image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus, including: a rechargeable battery that includes a temperature detecting terminal from which temperature status of the rechargeable battery is obtained; a connector that supplies electric power to charge the rechargeable battery; a battery charge unit that controls the electric power and charges the rechargeable battery via... Agent:
20120274267 - Method and apparatus to harness keyboard strokes and mouse movement to charge an electrical storage device: In one aspect, the a system for charging an electrical storage device of a computer is disclosed. In one embodiment, the system includes at least one user input device that is operatively connected to the computer and configured to communicate input data to the computer in response to an action... Agent: American Megatrends, Inc.
20120274268 - Power monitoring and control apparatus and power monitoring and control system: A power monitoring and control apparatus and system are provided, which level charge loads of electric vehicles over an overall power system as well as make the power loads fall within the maximum contract power, in plug-in charging of the electric vehicles in individual houses. The power monitoring and control... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20120274274 - Holster-integrated piezoelectric energy source for handheld electronic device: A holster for a handheld electronic device. The holster has integrated therein one or more piezoelectric elements that provide an output voltage to the handheld electronic device upon insertion of device in the holster. The output voltage can be used to charge the battery of the device, to power, at... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20120274270 - Implantable medical devices and systems having inductive telemetry and recharge on a single coil: Implantable devices and related systems utilize a single coil for both inductive telemetry at one telemetry signal frequency and recharge at another recharge energy frequency. The coil is included in a tank circuit that may have a variable reactance. During telemetry, particularly outside of a recharge period, the reactance may... Agent:
20120274271 - Inductively rechargeable implantable device with reduced eddy currents: A case for an implantable medical device includes a metal case portion, having an inside and an outside, configured to attach to at least one other case portion to define a biocompatible case for the implantable medical device. The metal case portion has a plurality of grooves disposed on at... Agent: Cyberonics Inc.
20120274273 - Integrated-circuit battery devices: A combined battery and wireless-communications apparatus and method. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes a support, a first conductive layer deposited on a first surface area of the support, a thin-film battery including a cathode layer, a solid-state electrolyte layer, and an anode layer deposited such that either the anode... Agent: Cymbet Corporation
20120274272 - Radio frequency transmission of energy for recharging wireless devices and tools: A system for transmitting microwave energy and recharging wireless devices and tools is disclosed. The system has a microwave source, electric power source, a microwave energy converter, a transmitter, a receiver, an electric energy converter, and a wireless device. When the charging level of a rechargeable battery of wireless device... Agent: Mesa Digital, LLC.
20120274276 - Charging control apparatus: When detecting an abnormality, an in-vehicle wireless instrument in a plug-in vehicle sends an abnormality occurrence notification to a mobile terminal via an information center. The mobile terminal performs a notification to notify a user of the abnormality having occurred in the plug-in vehicle. When the user performs a charging... Agent: Denso Corporation
20120274275 - 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 in response to the charging initiation request from the server. The charging device transmits a... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.
20120274278 - Power supply apparatus and vehicle charging apparatus: A low-pass filter (63) is disposed between a residential power line (3a) and a vehicle power line (7), and attenuates a power line communication high-frequency signal. A power line communication section (60) is connected in parallel to the low-pass filter (63), performs conversion to a signal of a frequency lower... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120274277 - Vehicle: An externally chargeable vehicle which is charged with electric power from an external power supply includes an HV-ECU for controlling a power storage device during any of operation of the vehicle and external charging, and a PLG-ECU for controlling a charging device during external charging. With such a configuration, running... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120274281 - Apparatus and method for managing battery pack by reflecting degradation degree of secondary cells and battery pack having the same: The present invention discloses an apparatus for managing a battery pack by reflecting a degradation degree of secondary cells, selecting the secondary cell having a maximum disparate voltage value among calculated disparate voltage values as a degraded cell in the current charging cycle, and updating the information on the degraded... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.
20120274279 - Battery management system for control of lithium power cells: An intelligent rechargeable battery pack having a battery management system for monitoring and controlling the charging and discharging of the battery pack is described. The battery management system includes primary and secondary protection circuits for monitoring the charging and discharging of the battery. Individual battery cells forming the battery pack... Agent: Zoll Circulation, Inc.
20120274280 - System and method for tracking and archiving battery performance data: An intelligent rechargeable battery pack having a battery management system for monitoring and controlling the charging and discharging of the battery pack is described. The battery management system includes a memory for storing data related to the operation of the battery, and the battery management system is also configured to... Agent: Zoll Circulation, Inc.
20120274282 - Battery charger for hand-held electronic game device: A charging cradle for an electronic game device incorporating a rechargeable battery includes a housing having a first surface and a second surface with a peripheral edge wall therebetween, the housing forming a substantially closed interior chamber. The first surface is adapted to engage the electronic game device. A least... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
20120274283 - Battery cell-balancing method and apparatus: In one embodiment, an energy storage cell arrangement is provided. The arrangement includes a plurality of battery cells coupled in series and a plurality of first circuits coupled to respective subsets of the plurality of cells. Each first circuit is configured to transfer energy between cells of the respective subset... Agent:
20120274284 - System and method for controlling voltage of individual battery cells within a battery pack: Systems and methods for detecting and managing a plurality of cells within a battery pack supplying power to propel a vehicle are disclosed. One example method comprises, monitoring voltage of a plurality of battery cells of a battery pack, activating a power supply when a voltage of at least one... Agent: A123 Systems, Inc.
20120274285 - Systems and methods for predicting battery power-delivery performance: Battery management systems and methods related to predicting power-delivery performance are provided. In one embodiment, a method for predicting power-delivery performance for a battery includes retrieving a plurality of battery operating parameters for a selected discharge cycle, calculating an offset indicative of a difference between a modeled internal resistance of... Agent: General Electric Company
20120274286 - Method and device for improving the performance of electrically powered vehicles: A method for improving the performance of a traction battery during a driving start phase of an electric vehicle. A driving start point in time at which the driving start phase begins is provided. A temperature of the traction battery is detected. This temperature is compared with a minimum operating... Agent:
20120274287 - Charging systems for use with electric vehicles and methods of monitoring same: A system for monitoring operation of an electric vehicle charging station is provided. The system includes a battery charger configured to couple to a device for supplying current to the device, a current sensor coupled to the battery charger for measuring current supplied from the battery charger to the device,... Agent:
20120274288 - Providing in rush current tolerance to an electronic device: According to one embodiment, an apparatus (100) for providing in rush current tolerance to an electronic device comprises a bulk capacitor (140), a resistor network (150), and a power switch (160). The resistor network (150) is configured for charging the bulk capacitor (140) slowly by impeding current from the power... Agent:Previous industry: Electricity: motive power systems
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