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Electricity: battery or capacitor charging or dischargingBelow 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. 12/05/2013 > 25 patent applications in 14 patent subcategories.
20130320911 - Charge controller for vehicle: A charge controller is used for a vehicle equipped with a rotating machine, a main battery for storing electrical power supplied to the rotating machine, a power storage device, and a solar power generator. The charge controller includes a power converter, a first charging section, a step-up section, and a... Agent: Denso Corporation
20130320910 - Controlling pem fuel cell voltage during power transitions and idling: The controller (185) of a fuel cell stack (151) in a vehicle (150) responds to lower demand to cause a diverter (172) to direct all air from the cathodes (19) except as required to generate sufficient power to limit cell voltage to a safe idle voltage threshold, cause storage in... Agent:
20130320912 - System for charging an energy store, and method for operating the charging system: The invention relates to a system for charging at least one energy storing cell (5) in a controllable energy store (2) that is used to control and supply electric energy to an n-phase electric machine (1), wherein n≧1. The controllable energy store (2) has n parallel energy supply branches (3-1,... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130320914 - Battery balance apparatuses: A battery balance apparatus with a battery pack of N battery cells, an inductor, a first rectifying switch, a second rectifying switch, a third rectifying switch, a fourth rectifying switch and N+1 controllable switches.... Agent:
20130320913 - Mobile charger device: A mobile charger device including a first connector that electrically connects a first mobile device to the mobile charger device, a second connector that electrically connects a second mobile device to the mobile charger device, a connector element that electrically connects the first mobile device electrically connected by the first... Agent:
20130320918 - Energy supply apparatus having a first power as well as a method for operating said energy supply apparatus: having a first number N1 of battery modules, each of which comprises at least one preferably rechargeable electrochemical cell, wherein the number N1 is to be chosen so that, taking into account the particular power of each battery module, a total electrical power at least equal to said first power... Agent:
20130320915 - Gated diode, battery charging assembly and generator assembly: A gated diode may include source zones and a drain zone which are both of a first conductivity type. The source zones directly adjoin a first surface of a semiconductor die and the drain zone directly adjoins an opposite second surface of the semiconductor die. The drain zone includes a... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag
20130320917 - Mobile power device with projection: The creation provides a kind of project function for the mobile power device, which including control circuit boards, power contact tools, charging the battery units; Both of the power connecter tools and the battery charging units that connect control circuit board to charge and discharge the power so that it... Agent:
20130320916 - Multi-charging device for portable terminal: A multi-charging device for a portable terminal is provided. The device includes a cabinet, a plurality of charging bodies accommodated in the cabinet, a plurality of slots formed in each of the plurality of charging bodies, a plurality of charging terminals each provided in a corresponding one of the slots,... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
20130320919 - Portable battery charger: A portable device for charging and discharging batteries simultaneously via having a servomotor controlled automatically by a microcontroller unit using software is described. The servomotor arm is controlled and a circuit is open or closed at the command of the software based upon the voltage of each one of the... Agent:
20130320921 - Arrangement and process for housing electric vehicle supply equipment: The invention is directed to arrangement and process for housing a battery charger. The battery charger housing arrangement includes a battery charger configured to provide power to charge a vehicle battery, a reinforcement structure configured to hold the battery charger, and a housing configured to cover the reinforcement structure and... Agent: Service Solutions U.s. LLC
20130320923 - Charging device and methods for controlling a charging device: A charging device for use with an electric vehicle including a power storage device. The charging device includes a power conduit configured to electrically couple the power storage device to the charging device. The charging device includes a first protection device configured to electrically isolate the charging device from the... Agent: General Electric Company
20130320920 - Electric vehicle supply equipment cable detection: Systems, methods, devices, and computer-readable media detect a status of a cable 204, and in particular, a cable of electric supply equipment. An example of electric supply equipment is electric vehicle supply equipment 200, which may be used for charging an electric vehicle 201. The electric vehicle supply equipment 200... Agent: Schneider Electric Usa, Inc.
20130320922 - Wake-by-control pilot circuit for onboard battery charger: An on-board battery charging system for a plug-in electric vehicle has a charging unit for charging a high-voltage battery and a controller for controlling and managing current flow used to support charging related operations for the high-voltage battery. The controller may detect a connection between the on-board battery charging system... Agent: Lear Corporation
20130320924 - Battery-charging device and method of charging batteries: A battery-charging device and a method of charging batteries. The device comprises a housing, at least one hopper configured to receive a plurality of batteries, and at least one indexing barrel adjacent to the hopper and having a charging slot configured to receive and support one battery. The indexing barrel... Agent:
20130320925 - Charger and charging assembly having the same: A charger includes a reel box, an input port, an output port, restore mechanisms, and a power converter. The input port includes an input cable received in the reel box and an input connector connecting with the input cable. The input cable extends beyond the reel box a certain distance.... Agent: Alltop Electronics (suzhou) Ltd.
20130320926 - Method and apparatus for adapting a battery voltage: An apparatus and method for adapting a voltage of a battery pack is provided through a switch control logic coupled to the cells of the pack. The switch control logic determines the output voltage generated by the cells and an operating state of the battery pack. The switch control logic... Agent: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
20130320927 - Power supply apparatus and power supply switching method: A power supply apparatus includes a plurality of power storage modules that are connected in parallel and a backup power storage module that is connected in parallel with the plurality of power storage modules. When charging or discharging of at least one of the power storage modules is disabled, charging... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130320928 - Carbon cathodes for fluoride ion storage: The invention provides fluoride ion host electrodes for use in electrochemical cells. These electrodes include carbon nanomaterials having a curved multilayered structure and a film or particles of a metal-based material. The metal-based material may react with fluorine and may be a transition metal such as silver. The invention also... Agent:
20130320929 - Self-contained power supply: Disclosed are various embodiments for a self-contained power supply. A container is configured to be placed separate from a powered structure, such as a house or place of business. The container houses a power supply unit that includes a battery bank and an inverter. The battery bank receives multiple charging... Agent:
20130320930 - Power storage system and secondary battery control method: A power storage system includes a plurality of secondary battery packs and an upper controller. When causing an additional discharge secondary battery pack that is not being discharged to start being discharged by connecting the additional discharge secondary battery pack in parallel with a discharging secondary battery pack that is... Agent: Nec Energy Devices, Ltd.
20130320931 - Power-source control apparatus for vehicle: A battery, a regenerative generator, a capacitor capable of storing power generated by the regenerative generator, and a DC/DC convertor capable of allowing an output current to flow up to a specified permissible limit value are provided. The capacitor is connected to a first circuit portion connecting the regenerative generator... Agent: Mazda Motor Corporation
20130320932 - Integrated battery management: For managing a battery, a first switch is in electrical communication with a first connection and a second connection. At least one of a load and a power supply is in electrical communication with the first connection. In addition, an inductor is in electrical communication with the second connection. A... Agent:
20130320934 - Charging control device: In a charging control device, a determining unit individually determines whether a charging path and a vehicle are in a connected state or non-connected state based on a current value detected by a current detecting means. The state of connection with the vehicle is detected not by an exclusive sensor... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130320933 - Electronic device: An electronic device receives a voltage from a power source. The electronic device comprises a voltage converting module, an energy storing module, a switching module, and an illuminating module. The voltage converting module converts the voltage provided by the power source into a working voltage. The energy storing module is... Agent:11/28/2013 > 34 patent applications in 13 patent subcategories.
20130314022 - Control system, control apparatus, and control method: There is provided a control system including a plurality of first apparatuses, and at least one second apparatus that is connected to each of the plurality of first apparatuses. The plurality of first apparatuses each include a conversion unit converting a first voltage supplied from a predetermined power generating apparatus... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130314023 - Wind energy fan-turbine generator for electric and hybrid vehicles: A wind energy generator for electric and hybrid vehicles can expand the limited driving range of vehicles between charges, reduce the need for petroleum-based products, and reduce or eliminate emissions. The wind turbine utilizes the wind power created by the vehicle traveling at moderate to high speeds. The power created... Agent:
20130314024 - Jump-starting arrangement for a motor vehicle: A jump-starting arrangement is provided for a motor vehicle, wherein the motor vehicle has an engine control unit and a starter for an internal-combustion engine. The motor vehicle is equipped with at least two partial onboard power systems, which are mutually coupled by way of at least one electric separator... Agent: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
20130314034 - Adapter and vehicle equipped therewith, and method for controlling the vehicle: The present invention provides an adapter including a first connection portion that corresponds in geometry to an inlet and a second connection portion that corresponds in geometry to a power supply plug of electrical equipment external to a vehicle. The adapter includes a second control device capable of outputting a... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130314027 - Battery balance circuit: A battery balance circuit is adapted to balance battery voltages among a plurality of battery cells. The battery balance circuit is enabled to perform a battery balance process when the battery cells are charged, and is disabled when one of the batter cells is fully charged or the battery cells... Agent: Green Solution Technology Co., Ltd.
20130314030 - Battery case for mobile device: A battery case for a mobile device is provided comprising a case, electrical components, a port, and an aperture size to contain at least one rechargeable battery. Also provided is a charger including a mount to receiving a rechargeable battery. The rechargeable battery may be configured to fit inside of... Agent: Incipio Technologies, Inc.
20130314032 - Charge control circuit, charge circuit, and mobile electronic device: A charge control circuit includes a comparator circuit to compare a secondary-battery voltage with a comparison voltage corresponding to an input-power-supply voltage, a transistor to supply an input current to an inductor, a first control circuit to control the transistor, and a second control circuit to control second and third... Agent: Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC
20130314025 - Charge control for external manual battery chargers: An apparatus for operating an external manual battery charger having a first AC power input and a DC charging output. The apparatus includes an AC controller configured to adjust at least one power parameter supplied to the AC power input of the external manual battery charger. The power parameter(s) may... Agent: Associated Equipment Corporation
20130314033 - Charging apparatus having gas generation detector and charging method for the same: A charging apparatus for charging a cell group, in which a plurality of secondary cells are connected in series, by supplying a charging current Ic to the secondary cells is provided with an overcharge protection circuit including discharge route circuits 34 provided to each of the secondary cells and adapted... Agent: Tokyo Rectifier Co., Ltd.
20130314031 - Control system, control apparatus, and control method: There is provided a control system including a plurality of first apparatuses, and at least one second apparatus that is connected to each first apparatus. The first apparatuses include a plurality of conversion units, and each include a control unit controlling an on/off state of each conversion unit by referring... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130314026 - Standby battery box for electric cylinder: A standby battery box for an electric cylinder is electrically connected to a control box for driving the electric cylinder and includes a charge-discharge device and a rechargeable battery. The charge-discharge device includes a protection unit, a power conversion unit, a voltage detection unit, a control unit, a discharge unit,... Agent: Timotion Technology Co., Ltd.
20130314029 - Usb device charger for use with electric powered wheelchairs and scooters: An interconnect device for connecting the charging system of an electric wheelchair with the charging system of at least one portable electronic device through a USB cable to charge the portable device from the stored electric charge within the electric wheelchair battery system. The interconnect device includes an XLR type... Agent:
20130314028 - Wireless charging system: A wireless charging system includes a power supply device transmitting electrical energy, a terminal device for charging, a laser charging transmitting module, and a laser charging receiving module. The laser charging transmitting module is electrically connected with the power supply device for receiving electrical energy transmitted by the power supply... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20130314035 - Charging circuit for an energy store of a portable electrical device: Charging circuit for energy store of a portable electrical device has a first resonance switching circuit with a first receiver coil for receiving an alternating magnetic field which induces an electric voltage in the first coil, and an electrical component connected to a terminal of the first coil. The first... Agent: Novero Dabendorf Gmbh
20130314036 - Charging device: According to one embodiment, a charging device configured to charge a device placed at a charging area in a non-contact manner includes: a determination module; a charge controller; and, an information module. The determination module determines a priority order indicating from which one of a plurality of devices is to... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130314038 - Battery charger for electric vehicles: A battery charger for electric vehicles includes at least three identical current controlled AC-DC converter modules having reverse current protected outputs connected in parallel to a charge terminal of the battery.... Agent:
20130314039 - Charging device for an electric energy storage device in a motor vehicle: A charging device is provided for a motor vehicle. The motor vehicle is equipped with an electric energy storage device, a DC-DC converter as well as a first hard-wired interface to a first external AC network for charging the electric energy storage device and a second inductive interface to a... Agent: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
20130314042 - Method for ascertaining the open circuit voltage of a battery, battery with a module for ascertaining the open circuit voltage and a motor vehicle having a corresponding battery: The present disclosure relates to a method for ascertaining the open circuit voltage (OCV) of a battery, to a battery with a module configured to ascertain the open circuit voltage and to a motor vehicle having a corresponding battery, which is configured to ascertain the ageing-dependent open circuit voltage of... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130314043 - Method, system and device for charging an electric vehicle: A method is disclosed for charging an electric vehicle, which includes determining a suitable charge algorithm for charging the electric vehicle, providing the charger with the algorithm and charging the electric vehicle according to the algorithm. A charger for an electric vehicle can be configured to have an updatable charging... Agent: Abb B.v.
20130314041 - Motor vehicle having a jump-start device: A motor vehicle having a jump-start device is equipped with an internal combustion engine with a starter motor, and at least two on-board electrical power subsystems which are coupled together via an electric coupling element. Each on-board electrical power subsystem has at least one rechargeable electrical energy storage device. The... Agent: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
20130314037 - Serial multi-vehicle quick charge station: Disclosed herein are embodiments of serial multi-vehicle quick charge systems and stations for battery propulsion vehicles and methods thereof. One charging system comprises a charging unit having a plurality of charging circuits configured to be individually switched. The plurality of charging stations is electrically connected to the charging unit through... Agent: Nissan North America, Inc.
20130314040 - Vehicle and system for charging the same: Provided is a practical plug-in hybrid vehicle or an electric vehicle as well as a charge system, a fuel consumption measurement system, and an environment protection system for the vehicles. The charge system includes an electric power source charging a vehicle having a battery, a power supply unit for supplying... Agent: Rohm Co., Ltd.
20130314044 - Electromagnetic field and current inducing surfboard for repelling sharks: An electromagnetic field and electrical current inducing surfboard and associated methodology for inducing an electromagnetic field in the area surrounding a surfboard. The surfboard includes at least one induction unit having a magnet and coil winding section. The magnet is arranged such that it is surrounded by the coil winding... Agent:
20130314045 - Charging an energy store: The invention relates to a system for charging at least one energy storing cell (5) in a controllable energy store (2) that is used to control and supply electric energy to an n-phase electric machine (1), wherein n≧1. The controllable energy store (2) has n parallel energy supply branches (3-1,... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130314046 - System for charging an energy store, and method for operating the charging system: The invention relates to a system for charging at least one energy storing cell (5) in a controllable energy store (2) that is used to control and supply electric energy to an n-phase electric machine (1), wherein n ≧1. The controllable energy store (2) has n parallel energy supply branches... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130314047 - Low-power battery pack with safety system: The present application is directed toward a method and system for conserving battery power in low power systems. According to one aspect of the invention, a battery with a low power processor is used to shut off the monitor circuit that determines the charge remaining on a battery. Periodically, the... Agent: Heartware, Inc.
20130314048 - Battery device, battery management method, and electronic apparatus: The present technique relates to a battery device, a battery management method, and an electronic apparatus that can easily manage a battery device formed with a large number of battery cells. When a battery (51) has capacitive properties (or when the equivalent circuit of the battery (51) for an AC... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130314049 - Battery cell temperature detection: Temperature characteristics of battery cells are detected. In accordance with one or more embodiments, an intercept frequency is detected for each battery cell, at which frequency an imaginary part of a plot of impedance values of the battery cell exhibits a zero crossing. The impedance values correspond to current injected... Agent:
20130314050 - Charge control device for secondary battery, charge control method for secondary battery, charge state estimation device for secondary battery, charge state estimation method for secondary battery, degradation degree estimation device for secondary batter: A charge control device for a secondary battery controls a charge of the secondary battery including positive and negative electrodes. The device includes: a degradation degree detection and evaluation unit that detects and evaluates a degree of degradation of the secondary battery; and a charge control unit. The charge control... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130314051 - Method for charging and discharging lithium secondary battery, and system for charging and discharging lithium secondary battery: A charge/discharge method for a lithium secondary battery is performed on a lithium secondary battery including a positive electrode containing a positive electrode active material capable of occluding/releasing lithium ions; a negative electrode containing a negative electrode active material capable of occluding/releasing lithium ions; a separator located between the positive... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130314052 - Charging-control apparatus and charging-control method: A charging control apparatus controls a state of charge of a secondary battery installed in a vehicle by a regulator possessed by an alternator. The charging control apparatus includes a calculating unit that calculates an SOC indicating a state of charge of the secondary battery, a determining unit that performs... Agent:
20130314053 - Battery management unit: A charging system (10) is constituted by including a battery assembly (14) constituted by a plurality of storage batteries (12), a switching unit (16), a charging control unit (18), and a battery management unit (20). The battery management unit (20) is equipped with: a voltage acquiring section (22) for acquiring... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20130314054 - Context aware battery charging: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus including monitoring unit and a charging control unit. The monitoring unit is configured to monitor at least one data acquisition source of a device operated by a rechargeable battery and to estimate a context of... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20130314055 - Electrical charger for charging rechargeable power tools: A capacitor-based (supercapacitor, ultracapacitor or pseudocapacitor) electrical charger, rechargeable device and energy storage pack for use with a rechargeable power tool. The rechargeable device includes a storage capacitor. The electrical charger includes a supply capacitor electrically connected to an electrical contact, the supply capacitor being charged when the electrical charger... Agent: Demain Technology Pty Ltd.11/21/2013 > 28 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories.
20130307465 - Air driven alternators for battery powered vehicles: The mechanism recharges the batteries of electric powered vehicles while the vehicle is in motion. As a vehicle moves forward it creates an air flow that enters the air scoop of the mechanism. The air flow passes through the air reduction tunnel and turns the wind blades of the mechanism... Agent:
20130307464 - Portable battery charger: A portable device charger is disclosed, which is able to charge portable devices whether it is connected to an external power supply or not. The charger connects to household AC power as well as USB DC power, and further has a photovoltaic cell. It manages the input power from these... Agent:
20130307466 - System and method for charging car batteries: A system for charging vehicle batteries has a number of charge devices, each arranged in an associated vehicle for charging a battery of the respective vehicle. The charge devices determine a charge profile for the associated battery and to transmit it to a charge management unit. The charge management unit... Agent: Daimler Ag
20130307467 - Power converter circuit: A power converter circuit includes input terminals configured to receive an input voltage and an input current and output terminals configured to provide an output voltage and an output current. A boost converter stage is coupled between the input terminals and the output terminals. The power converter circuit is operable... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag
20130307469 - Contactless power supply system and power transmission coil for contactless power supply system: A contactless power supply system includes a power transmission coil, a power receiving coil, and a center tap that is provided at the power transmission coil. Specifically, the power transmission coil has a first coil and a second coil. The first coil is configured with a first conducting wire that... Agent: Sumida Corporation
20130307473 - Mobile terminal: Disclosed is a mobile terminal capable of wirelessly charging a battery using a magnetic induction method. The mobile terminal may include a battery configured to support normal charging mode and fast charging mode, a power pick-up unit configured to pick up power transmitted by a wireless charging device based on... Agent:
20130307474 - Non-contact charger system, control device, wireless communication device, and non-contact charging device: An object of the invention is to provide a non-contact charging system and a control device in which the non-contact charging system and a wireless communication system are formed so that non-contact charging and wireless communication are compatible with each other. A control unit 4 is connected to a wireless... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130307472 - Storage battery inductive charging device: A battery inductive charging device, e.g., a handheld tool battery inductive charging device for a motor vehicle, has at least one charging coil and an high-voltage energy input which is provided to take up a charging energy.... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130307468 - Structure of transmission and reception unit in wireless charging system: The present disclosure provides the structure of a transmission and reception unit in a wireless charging system. To this end, according to an embodiment, there is provided a wireless power receiver configured to receive a wireless power signal from a wireless power transmitter to receive wireless power, and the wireless... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20130307471 - Vehicle, power transmitting device and contactless power supply system: A contactless power supply system contactlessly transmits electric power from a power transmitting device to a vehicle. The vehicle includes: a power receiving unit that contactlessly receives electric power from the power transmitting device; an electrical storage device that stores electric power received by the power receiving unit; and an... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130307470 - Wireless charging structure for mobile information terminal in vehicle: A wireless charging structure to wirelessly charge a mobile information terminal in a vehicle includes a mobile information terminal case, a support, a receiving coil, a reception controller, a transmitting coil, and a transmission controller. The transmitting coil is provided on a vehicle side and provided on an inner side... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20130307475 - Charge rate optimization: A charging system for a battery pack, including a charging station transferring energy to the battery pack at a maximum fast charge rate in a first operational mode and transferring energy to the battery pack at a slower charge rate in a second operational mode; a data collection system acquiring... Agent: Tesla Motors, Inc.
20130307477 - Charging station for wired charging of electric vehicle: A charging post at a charging station for charging an electric vehicle can be lowered into the ground by a lifting device such that it does not become a physical obstacle or optically impair the environment and is not damaged by external influences.... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
20130307476 - Method and system for servicing high voltage battery packs: A system and method for providing energy management and maintenance of a high energy battery pack that does not require installation of the battery pack into an operational EV. A battery service unit has multiple access mechanisms to charge or discharge a high energy battery pack through a primary or... Agent: Tesla Motors, Inc.
20130307479 - Energy storage device and method for controlling the same: An energy storage device and methods for controlling the same are disclosed. The energy storage device can include a connector to or from which at least one battery pack is attached or detached, a power converter that converts external input power into DC power in a charge mode, and a... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20130307478 - Secondary service port for high voltage battery packs: A system and method for providing energy management and maintenance of a high energy battery pack that does not require installation of the battery pack into an operational EV. A secondary service port is provided to enable certain maintenance operations while by-passing battery pack interlocks and protection mechanisms used when... Agent: Tesla Motors, Inc.
20130307480 - Self-discharge for high voltage battery packs: A system and method for providing energy management and maintenance of a high energy battery pack through use self-discharge features and processes. A battery pack is configured with self-discharger enabled-components that selectively discharge energy from the battery pack without the battery pack providing operational power.... Agent: Tesla Motors, Inc.
20130307481 - Technique for rapid battery capacity testing: A method of rapidly testing the discharge capacity of a battery comprises discharging the battery at a first discharge rate until a first cutoff potential is reached, relaxing the battery during a first period, discharging the battery at a lower discharge rate until a second cutoff potential is reached and... Agent:
20130307482 - Device and method for charging a plurality of parallel-connected non-aqueous electrolyte secondary batteries with parallel-connected chargers: A device and method for charging a plurality of parallel-connected non-aqueous electrolyte secondary batteries with parallel-connected chargers, wherein a second charger which parallel connected to the first charger is additionally arranged to ensure that the charge process can be continued, and the charge process can be performed without battery management... Agent:
20130307483 - Battery system: A battery system includes a battery having a battery case and a resistor provided on at least one of surfaces of the battery case, and the resistor is made of a material having specific resistance not more than 10×10−8 [Ω·m, 0° C.].... Agent: Gs Yuasa International Ltd
20130307484 - Communication device, communication method, battery device, and electronic apparatus: The present technique relates to a communication device, a communication method, a battery device, and an electronic apparatus that can easily manage a battery device formed with a large number of battery cells. A transformer (171) is formed with a coil (181) on the side of a battery (51) and... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130307485 - Cycling method for sulfur composite lithium ion battery: A method for cycling a sulfur composite lithium ion battery includes a step of charging and discharging the sulfur composite lithium ion battery at a first voltage range between a predetermined highest voltage and a predetermined lowest voltage. The lithium ion battery includes an electrode active material. The electrode active... Agent:
20130307486 - Charging system: A charging system is provided for charging a chargeable battery. The charging system includes a phase-shifting transformer and a converting unit. The phase-shifting transformer includes a three-phase primary winding assembly and plural three-phase secondary winding assemblies. After a three-phase AC input voltage is received by the three-phase primary winding assembly,... Agent: Delta Electronics, Inc.
20130307487 - Cell temperature and degradation measurement in lithium ion battery systems using cell voltage and pack current measurement and the relation of cell impedance to temperature based on signal given by the power inverter: A method and system for determining the temperature of cells in a battery pack, without using temperature sensors, by measuring the impedance of the cells and using the impedance to determine the temperature. An AC voltage signal is applied to the battery pack, and a time sample of voltage and... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130307488 - Battery management system: A battery management system is provided. In one embodiment, the battery management system includes a microcomputer unit that sets a charge amount of a battery to less than the total designed capacity of the battery and controls charging of the battery based on a constant current-constant voltage (CC-CV) charging method,... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.
20130307491 - Bidirectional polyphase multimode converter including boost and buck-boost modes: A charging method using a multiphase line voltage for charging an energy storage system (ESS) using a polyphase motor drive circuit communicated to a polyphase motor, the polyphase motor drive circuit including a plurality M of driver stages, one driver stage for each phase of the polyphase motor with each... Agent: Tesla Motors, Inc.
20130307490 - Charge control circuit, charge circuit, and mobile device: A charge control circuit includes: a charge/discharge circuit to charge a capacitor when an input current from an input power supply is smaller than a first current, and discharge the capacitor when the input current is greater than the first current; a discharge circuit to discharge the capacitor when the... Agent: Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC
20130307489 - Method and apparatus for charging multiple energy storage devices: An electric vehicle includes a controller configured to receive sensor feedback from a high voltage storage device and from a low voltage storage device, compare the sensor feedback to operating limits of the respective high and low voltage storage device, determine, based on the comparison a total charging current to... Agent:11/14/2013 > 40 patent applications in 18 patent subcategories.
20130300340 - Arrangement and method for recharging a rechargeable backup battery: An arrangement for recharging a rechargeable backup battery of a telematics unit associated with a vehicle is disclosed herein. The arrangement includes, but is not limited to, an electrical device electrically coupled with the rechargeable backup battery. The electrical device is configured to convert light energy into electricity. The arrangement... Agent: General Motors LLC
20130300342 - Battery system: A battery system has battery cells, a transformer which has a first winding which can be connected parallel to the cell arrangement, and a plurality of second windings. Each second winding can be connected parallel to one of the battery cells. The transformer includes a third winding, which is provided... Agent:
20130300341 - System for recharging a battery: A system for recharging a battery converts ambient thermal energy into electricity and then converts the electricity to a form that can recharge the battery. The battery is preferably used to power a device including the system.... Agent:
20130300343 - Charging electronic devices: An electronic device may include a first charging port. A peripheral device connected to the first charging port can be sensed. The first charging port can be electrically connected to a battery charger of the electronic device by a first connection and configured to provide a charge to the battery... Agent:
20130300344 - Power management circuit for rechargeable battery stack: A system including a first cell, a second cell, a first switch, a second switch, an inductance, and a control module. The first cell and the second cell are connected in series to each other and respectively output a first voltage and a second voltage. The first switch and the... Agent: Marvell World Trade Ltd.
20130300347 - Battery charging method and mobile terminal: Embodiments of the present invention provide a battery charging method, related to the field of electronic technologies and invented to shorten the charging time. The method includes: determining, by a mobile terminal, a specification parameter of a battery to be charged; determining, by the mobile terminal, a charging parameter corresponding... Agent:
20130300346 - Charge controlling system, charge controlling apparatus, charge controlling method and discharge controlling apparatus: Disclosed herein is a charge controlling system, including: a control apparatus; and a plurality of battery units connected to the control apparatus, wherein the control apparatus includes an acquisition section configured to acquire sensor information from at least one of the battery units, and a control section configured to set... Agent:
20130300348 - Current sensing circuit disconnect device and method: A device and method are provided for saving power and electricity in a charging device including external power supplies and battery chargers having a primary circuit and a secondary circuit where a switch is located in the primary circuit and a current sensing device in the secondary circuit to sense... Agent:
20130300345 - Jaw powered electric generator: An electric generator powered by the opening and closing of a user's jaw. In one embodiment, a portion of an electric generator is mechanically stressed by a user's teeth when the user opens or closes his jaw. The mechanical stress is converted to electric energy and may be stored in... Agent: Plantronics, Inc.
20130300349 - Mobile charger: A mobile charger includes a housing (1). A cell (2) is provided in the housing (1). A positive power distribution unit (4) and a negative power distribution unit (5) are provided at both ends of the housing (1) relative to the positive and the negative poles (21, 22) of the... Agent: Guangdong Jetfast Portable Lighting Co., Ltd.
20130300357 - Apparatus for wirelessly charging energy storage elements: An apparatus for wirelessly charging an energy storage element is disclosed. The apparatus includes a coil, a set of capacitors, a set of switches and a rectifier. The coil, which has multiple taps, is capable of being energized by a charger via inductive coupling. The capacitors are connected to the... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
20130300356 - Charging area displayable wireless charger and controlling method thereof: A wireless charger and controlling method thereof are disclosed, by which a charging area can be displayed in further consideration of user's convenience. The present invention includes a power supply unit configured to supply a power by wireless to a power receiver located in a charging area within a predetermined... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20130300353 - Low ac resistance conductor designs: Described herein are improved configurations for providing a stranded printed circuit board trace comprising, a plurality of conductor layers, a plurality of individual conductor traces on each of the said conductor layers, and a plurality of vias for connecting individual conductor traces on different said conductor layers, the vias located... Agent:
20130300360 - Non-contact charging module and non-contact charger: A non-contact charging module with which reduction in thickness can be achieved while reliable insulation is maintained between conducting wire and magnetic sheet. This non-contact charging module comprises: a planar coil section (2) constituted by coiling a conducting wire; a conductive magnetic sheet (3) having the planar coil section (2)... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130300352 - Power receiving device for wireless charging and portable electronic device having the same: Disclosed herein are a power receiving device for wireless charging and a portable electronic device having the same. The power receiving device for wireless charging includes a body having a receiving space formed therein; and a charging kit detachably received in the receiving space, and including a coil formed to... Agent: Hanrim Postech Co., Ltd.
20130300359 - Vehicle and external power feeding apparatus: An electrical powered vehicle is equipped with a coil unit capable of receiving electric power from a facility self-resonant coil external to the vehicle. The electrical powered vehicle includes: a pair of side members aligned in a widthwise direction of the vehicle and extending in a fore-aft direction of the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130300354 - Vehicle, power receiving device, power transmitting device, and contactless power supply system: A vehicle is able to contactlessly receive electric power from a power transmitting device and to charge a mounted electrical storage device (electric load). The vehicle includes a communication unit that carries out wireless communication with the power transmitting device and a vehicle ECU (control fit) that controls the communication... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130300350 - Wireless charging device: A wireless charging device comprises an electronic switch and a transmitting coil (L1) electrically connected with a power source in sequence. A control end of the electronic switch is connected with a transmitting control unit. The wireless charging device further comprises a current limiting resistance (R1) connected in serial with... Agent:
20130300355 - Wireless multi-charger system and controlling method thereof: Disclosed are a wireless multi-charger system capable of saving the total charging time of a large number of wireless power transmission devices since one wireless multi-power transmission device includes a plurality of the wireless power transmission devices so that a large number of the wireless power transmission devices can be... Agent:
20130300358 - Wireless power transfer for appliances and equipments: Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power transfer. A transmitting device or a receiving device for use in a wireless transfer system may be equipment or a household appliance. The transmitting device includes a transmit antenna to wirelessly transfer power to a receive antenna by generating a near field radiation... Agent:
20130300351 - Wireless transceiver and wireless transceiver system: The conversion unit coupled to the RF receiving unit is used to convert the RF signal to a data packet which is in accordance with the HID. The electricity power signal provides electricity power to the control module by the port. The electricity power unit drives the second coil according... Agent: Pixart Imaging Inc.
20130300362 - Electric vehicle charging station advertising systems: Disclosed herein are representative embodiments of methods, apparatus, and systems relating to electric vehicle charging stations (“EVCSs”) and electric vehicle supply equipment (“EVSE”) that are configured to display advertisements to a user. For example, in one embodiment, advertisements are displayed on a display device of the EVCS or EVSE as... Agent:
20130300361 - Method for charging a battery for supplying power to a drive motor of a motor vehicle: A method for charging a battery, including: determining a final state of charge and a final temperature of the battery; and calculating charging power and/or cooling power required to reach the two final values within a minimum amount of time.... Agent: Renault S.a.s.
20130300364 - Motor vehicle device: An electrical and/or hybrid motor vehicle device includes a charging device for the charging of an accumulator device. The charging device includes a first charging unit with a connector element for the charging of the accumulator device, which is provided for energy transfer by means of contacts. The charging device... Agent: Daimler Ag
20130300363 - Vehicle and vehicle control method: A vehicle that is chargeable using power from an external power source includes: a chargeable electric storage device; a charging device that charges the electric storage device by using the power from the external power source; and a control device that, based on maximum supply power that is able to... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130300365 - Intelligent wall-type charger: An intelligent wall-mounted charger comprises a housing (10) mounted on a wall. A power supplying control circuit is provided inside the housing and a display screen (80) is provided on the housing, wherein the display screen is electrically connected with the power supplying control circuit. The intelligent wall-mounted charger is... Agent:
20130300366 - Charger: A charger includes a charging body having a base body, two insertion pins apart assembled to a front end of the base body, and at least one USB port equipped in a rear end of the base body. A power plug includes a plug part, a socket part mounted to... Agent: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20130300367 - Rechargeable power supply device: A portable, rechargeable lithium battery power supply device that can power home electronics or home lights or appliances is disclosed in the present invention. Said device comprises a lithium ion battery, an AC/DC inverter, a diode, a charger and a outlet. Said device provides 120 volt direct current power to... Agent:
20130300368 - Video game controller charging system having a docking structure: A video game controller charging system is provided. The video game controller charging system includes a base; at least one structure on the base for providing physical support to at least one video game controller while it is being charged; and at least one DC port on the base configured... Agent: Nyko Technologies, Inc.
20130300369 - Battery having a plurality of battery modules arranged in battery strings, and method for operating the battery: A battery includes a plurality of battery modules which are arranged in battery strings and are selectively activated or deactivated by driving. The battery module voltage of a respective battery module contributes to an output voltage of the corresponding battery string of the battery in the activated state. The battery... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130300370 - Battery pack and electric power consuming apparatus: A battery pack that has a configuration in which a plurality of secondary battery cells are connected in series at time of discharge and are connected in parallel at time of charge, and that has a configuration and a structure with which the charge and the discharge are allowed to... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130300371 - Cell balance configuration for pin count reduction: Embodiments of an electronic circuit for monitoring a battery stack enable cell balancing while conserving pin-count of the circuit package. The illustrative electronic circuit comprises a battery monitoring integrated circuit configured for monitoring a plurality of cells in the battery stack. The battery monitoring integrated circuit is arranged to share... Agent:
20130300372 - Energy store and method for discharging and charging an energy store: An energy store includes a rechargeable primary energy store having a first electrode which generates anions and which conducts anions, a second electrode which accepts anions and/or which conducts anions, an electrolyte which is arranged between the first electrode and the second electrode and which conducts anions and is embodied... Agent:
20130300373 - Methods and systems for battery management and charger control: A battery system including a battery pack having a plurality of battery cells and a charger control circuit configured to receive unregulated power from a source and to provide regulated power to the battery pack. The battery system also includes a battery management system configured to individually monitor and control... Agent: Exide Technologies Inc.
20130300374 - Storage battery control system and storage battery control method: A storage battery control system comprises multiple storage batteries disposed in a power grid, and a storage battery control apparatus. The storage battery control apparatus is communicably coupled to the multiple storage batteries and an energy management system. The storage battery control apparatus acquires storage battery information comprising a charging-discharging... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20130300375 - Systems and methods for high power factor charging: In one aspect, an apparatus for charging a device includes a charger and a controller. The charger includes a capacitance and has a charger input and a charger output. The charger input receives an AC input voltage waveform, and the charger output outputs an output voltage waveform and an output... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20130300376 - Power supply system providing power and analog data signal for use by portable electronic device to control battery charging: A power supply system includes data circuitry as well as power circuitry to generate DC power for use by a portable electronic device having a rechargeable battery. The DC power, ground and two signaling lines are provided in a power supply connector which detachably mates with an electronic device power... Agent:
20130300377 - Battery state-of-charge estimator using robust h(infinity) observer: A battery state-of-charge (SOC) estimator uses a robust H∞ filter design by taking into account the battery parameter uncertainties, which is due to battery age, variation, and operating conditions such as temperature and SOC level. Each of the time-varying battery parameter values and their variation rates are bounded. By utilizing... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130300378 - Excavator: An excavator includes an electric load, an electrical energy storage unit including an electrical energy storage part (19) that supplies electric power to the electric load, and a control unit (30) that controls an amount of charge to the electrical energy storage part (19) so that a charge rate of... Agent:
20130300379 - High voltage dc power source and a power apparatus for a high voltage electrical power system: A high voltage dc power source for providing a charging current to an electronic device, including one or more strings connected in parallel, each string being subdivided into dc power source units connected in series and each string being provided with a solid-state switch configured to connect and disconnect the... Agent:Previous industry: Electricity: motive power systems
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