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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. 05/16/2013 > 30 patent applications in 15 patent subcategories.
20130119919 - Method of improving energy consumption efficiency and mobile terminal thereof, and use of thermo-electric conversion module: The present disclosure provides a method of improving the energy consumption efficiency and a mobile terminal thereof, and a use of a thermo-electric conversion module. The method comprises the following steps: A. a power amplifier module electrically connected to a circuit board of the mobile terminal amplifies a communication signal... Agent: Huizhou Tcl Mobile Communication Co., Ltd.
20130119918 - Portable stackable solar batteries: Portable stackable solar batteries are disclosed, in which the solar batteries can be connected in a planar arrangement for solar recharging and connected in a vertically stacked arrangement for powering an electrically powered device and/or for charging another rechargeable battery.... Agent: Solarlego Inc.
20130119920 - Electric vehicle charging system and charging management method thereof: An exemplary embodiment provides a charging system including a management device and a plurality of charging devices. The management device includes a scheduling control module and a charging host. The scheduling control module executes dynamic scheduling according to a residence time and a charging time, and re-executes the dynamic scheduling... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute
20130119921 - Rapid battery charging method and system: A method of rapidly charging a battery includes: (a) applying a charge to the battery using a charging profile; (b) monitoring a terminal voltage of the battery; (c) using a mathematical model to estimate a desired temporal state of charge of the battery and to estimate a predicted terminal voltage;... Agent: Auburn University
20130119922 - Method and apparatus for performing charging port detection control: A method and an apparatus for performing charging port detection control are provided, where the method is applied to an electronic device, and a communication port of the electronic device has a functionality of obtaining power from an external power source for the electronic device. The method may include the... Agent:
20130119923 - System and methods for managing a degraded state of a capacitor system: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for managing a capacitor system. In one aspect, an energy storage system includes a capacitor system, a charging circuit, and a controller. The capacitor system includes one or more capacitors. The charging circuit is configured to charge the capacitor system to a first... Agent: Maxwell Technologies, Inc.
20130119928 - Intelligent charging of multiple electric or electronic devices with a multi-dimensional inductive charger: A system and method for intelligent charging of multiple electric or electronic devices with a multi-dimensional inductive charger. In accordance with an embodiment, the system comprises a base unit having one or more transmitter coils; one or more receiver coils or receivers associated with one or more mobile device; one... Agent: Mojo Mobility, Inc.
20130119927 - Methods for improved transfer efficiency in a multi-dimensional inductive charger: A system and method for improved transfer efficiency in a multi-dimensional inductive charger. In accordance with an embodiment, the system comprises a base unit having one or more transmitter coils; one or more receiver coils or receivers associated with one or more mobile device; one or more components including a... Agent: Mojo Mobility, Inc.
20130119924 - Multi-band transmit antenna: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for tuning a transmit antenna for operation in a plurality of frequency bands. In one aspect, a transmitting antenna system is provided. The transmitting antenna system includes an active transmit antenna and a tunable passive antenna. The active antenna is configured to transmit... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20130119929 - Multi-dimensional inductive charger and applications thereof: A system and method for providing a multi-dimensional inductive charger. In accordance with an embodiment, the system comprises a base unit having one or more transmitter coils; and one or more components including a ferromagnetic, ferrite, or other magnetic material or layer, that modify the magnitude and/or phase of an... Agent: Mojo Mobility, Inc.
20130119925 - Non-contact charging system: A non-contact charging system includes: a power transmission device that includes a primary coil supplying electric power through electromagnetic induction; a power reception device that includes a secondary coil receiving electric power by being electromagnetically coupled with the power transmission device; and a control device that determines charging efficiency from... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20130119930 - Resonance type non-contact power supply system: A resonance type non-contact power supply system that supplies power through a primary resonance coil and a secondary resonance coil. The resonance type non-contact power supply system includes power supplying equipment and movable body equipment. The power supplying equipment includes a primary coil unit, which is provided with the primary... Agent:
20130119926 - Wireless charging system and method: The present invention provides a wireless charger including a sensing device, a charging coil array and a processor. The sensing device determines the shape of the recharging area of an electronic device placed on the wireless charger. The charging coil array includes a plurality of dynamic charging coils and selectively... Agent: Acer Incorporated
20130119932 - Battery charging apparatus: A battery charging apparatus includes an input power processing unit configured to receive an AC power and convert the received AC power into an output voltage for power conversion; a hybrid power converting unit configured to use a common transformer to separately convert the output voltage of the input power... Agent: Mando Corporation
20130119931 - Control pilot detection circuit: A control pilot detection circuit operable with a control pilot signal provided from an electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) system to facilitate output of a control pilot wake-up signal. The control pilot wake-up signal may be operable with a controller to facilitate controlling operations of a vehicle charging system, such... Agent: Lear Corporation
20130119933 - Ground fault interrupt circuit for electric vehicle: In one implementation, a ground fault interrupt circuit is provided for a utility power connection to an electric vehicle charging unit. The ground fault interrupt circuit may include a gain amplifier having an input connected to be capable of receiving a differential current from a current sensing transformer and a... Agent:
20130119934 - Secondary battery pack connection control method, power storage system, and secondary battery pack: A power storage system has a plurality of secondary battery packs and a host device. The secondary battery packs each have: secondary batteries; a charge switch means that turns a charging path to the secondary batteries ON and OFF; a discharge switch means that turns a discharging path from the... Agent: Nec Energy Devices, Ltd.
20130119935 - Multiplexer and switch-based electrochemical cell monitor and management system and method: A system for monitoring a plurality of battery cells using the switch and multiplexing circuits with the plurality of monitored signal indicating the battery voltage levels for each cell by switching the measured voltage of each cell and using switching of the monitored cell voltage to selectively measure each selected... Agent:
20130119936 - Multi-series battery control system: A multi-series battery control system comprises a plurality of unit battery cell of which unit consists of multiple battery cells connected in series; a plurality of control IC comprising a control circuit for controlling the unit battery cell; a main controller that sends and receives signal to/from the control ICs... Agent: Shin-kobe Electric Machinery Co., Ltd.
20130119937 - System and method for cooling and cycling a battery pack: A system and a method for cooling and cycling a battery pack is provided. The system includes an air supplying device that outputs pressurized air. The system further includes a vortex tube that receives the pressurized air and outputs cooled air at a first temperature level utilizing the pressurized air.... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.
20130119939 - Charge/discharge scheduling system and charge/discharge scheduling method: There is provided a charge/discharge scheduling system in which a measurer measures temperature of a battery unit, a current/voltage measurer measures a voltage and a current at the battery unit, an estimating unit estimates an internal resistance of the battery unit, a scheduler creates, based on a charge/discharge instruction specifying... Agent:
20130119938 - Circuit and system and method for controlling battery: A battery control circuit for balancing a battery includes a voltage detector, a controller, a balancing device, and a switch. The voltage detector is configured to detect a voltage difference of the battery so as to generate a detecting signal. The controller is configured to generate a control signal according... Agent: Via Technologies, Inc.
20130119940 - Lithium secondary battery and control system therefor, and method for detecting state of lithium secondary battery: There is provided a control system for a lithium secondary battery that can quantitatively sense a deterioration state inherent in a lithium secondary battery using silicon oxide as a negative electrode active material, that is, the nonuniform reaction state of a negative electrode. A control system for a lithium secondary... Agent: Nec Corporation
20130119941 - System and method for assessing adc operation and voltage of a battery pack: Systems and methods for assessing operation of ADCs of a battery pack supplying power to a vehicle are disclosed. One example system comprises, a first ADC for determining the voltage of at least one battery cell; a second ADC for determining the voltage of a plurality of battery cells; and... Agent: A123 Systems, Inc.
20130119943 - Energy distribution device for distributing an energy signal within a room or apartment: A master beam apartment module U-form energy distributor can wirelessly recharge all electronic devices within a given range. The energy distributor can include a hollow center with a single U-form Wi-Fi/energy distributor and a disc base. The device can include a company logo, if desire, on the base and a... Agent:
20130119942 - Method and system for determining a charge rate for a rechargeable battery: A system and method for determining a charge rate for a battery and a method for charging the battery. The system having a memory component for storing user attributes relating to use patterns based on time of day; and a processor for determining the charge rate in accordance with the... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20130119944 - Transmission of data relating to the operation of a battery powering a driving motor of a motor vehicle: A method for managing a battery used to drive a motor vehicle. The method includes: storing data relating to the battery, as a function of time, during certain use phases of the motor vehicle; and transmitting battery-related data stored in a memory unit of a central server during a charging... Agent: Renault S.a.s.
20130119945 - Recharging energy storage cells using capacitive storage device: A handheld device includes a capacitive storage device and energy storage cells. The capacitive storage device can be rapidly charged. The energy from the capacitive storage device is used to recharge the energy storage cells over a longer period of time.... Agent:
20130119946 - Battery charger and battery charging method: A rectification processor includes rectifier elements that control charge to batteries independently for each of the batteries. A charge-state detector detects charge states of the batteries from their voltages, and determines whether to select the batteries for charging in a half-cycle determined beforehand in accordance with the detected result. A... Agent: Shindengen Electric Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
20130119947 - Storage battery control device, charging station, and storage battery control method: The battery charging of electric vehicles, etc. is controlled so that the impact on the electric power system is lightened even when a lot of electric vehicles, etc. start the charging all at once. A device for controlling an electricity storage device installed in an electric vehicle or the like... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.05/09/2013 > 29 patent applications in 12 patent subcategories.
20130113413 - Grid connected solar battery charging device for home and vehicle energy management: A battery electric vehicle charging station is disclosed, having grid and vehicle connections with a DC charger and controller that selectively charges the vehicle battery directly with DC power in a first mode and converts DC power from the vehicle battery to drive an inverter in a second mode to... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20130113414 - Automatic mobile device detector: Devices, methods and systems disclosed herein relate to a universal charger which provides a power supply for the charging of OMTP devices and non-OMTP devices based on whether an OMTP mobile communication device or a non-OMTP mobile communication device is connected. A power charging apparatus is provided for charging a... Agent:
20130113417 - Charge control device and charge control method: A charge control device includes a current acquisition unit that acquires a charge current value of each battery, and a main charge unit that performs main charge for each battery based on the charge current value acquired by the current acquisition unit.... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130113416 - Charge/discharge controlling apparatus and charge/discharge controlling system: Disclosed herein is a charge/discharge controlling apparatus, including: a charging circuit; a discharging circuit; and a control section configured to control starting and stopping of charging into an electricity accumulating section through the charging circuit and starting and stopping of discharging from the electricity accumulating section through the discharging circuit;... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130113419 - Holster for supporting and charging the wireless headset of handheld devices: A holster for use with a handheld device and a peripheral device is disclosed herein. The holster provides a mating structure for holding a peripheral device so that a mobile device charges the peripheral device. The holster removes the inconvenience of having to charge a peripheral off a battery charger... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20130113415 - Method and apparatus for performing system power management: A method and an apparatus for performing charging port detection control are provided, where the method is applied to an electronic device, a communication port of the electronic device has a functionality of obtaining power from an external power source for the electronic device, and a power path switching unit... Agent:
20130113418 - Power supply apparatus, power controlling system and starting method for electric apparatus: Disclosed herein is a power supply apparatus, including: a first switch configured to change over electric connection to an electric power generation section; a voltage sensor configured to acquire a magnitude of an input voltage; a control section configured to control the first switch in response to an input from... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130113420 - Universal station for organizing and charging multiple electronic devices: A universal organizing and charging station apparatus an related method of use for organizing and charging electronic devices, comprising: a bottom surface plane; a substantially vertical rear surface; a top surface which is substantially horizontal running from front to back and side to side; a slanted front surface connecting a... Agent:
20130113421 - Display device and display system incorporating wired and wireless charging apparatuses: Disclosed herein is a display system incorporating wired and wireless charging apparatuses, including: a switching processing unit supplying and processing a power of a power supply unit according to a mode selected through a switch; a wireless charging unit connected to the switching processing unit and including a pad for... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
20130113423 - Inductive power supply: In one aspect, the present invention provides a wireless power supply having a plunger for mechanically interconnecting a remote device with the power supply. The plunger may be extendable/retractable to interfit with the remote device. In a second aspect, the present invention provides a wireless power supply with a movable... Agent: Access Business Group International LLC
20130113422 - Wireless power receiver and control method thereof: A wireless power receiver according to an embodiment wirelessly receives power from a wireless power transmitter. The wireless power receiver includes a printed circuit board having a reception space in a predetermined area, a receiving coil disposed in the reception space of the printed circuit board for receiving power from... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.
20130113426 - Battery control system and vehicle: A battery control system controls an external charging unit in a vehicle including a vehicle body, engine, motors, secondary battery, and the external charging unit, and includes a degradation detecting unit that detects degradation of the secondary battery, during charging of the second battery by the external charging unit.... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130113425 - Pop up electrical apparatus: An electric supply pop up apparatus for use in a generally horizontal surface that has three main sections, first, a permanently installed, weatherproof containment unit where the unit has a bottom, at least one side wall and an open top; second, a moveable tower that has at least one side... Agent:
20130113424 - Temperature-controlled external battery charger and standardized, manually-changable modular battery system for electric-powered vehicles and craft: The present invention relates to a temperature-controlled external battery charger and standardized, hand-changable battery modules for electric-powered vehicles such as automobiles, trucks, buses, boats, ships, air and spacecraft. Charging a vehicle's batteries in an external charger with a controlled temperature solves the problems of current designs, in which batteries degrade... Agent:
20130113427 - Battery pack: A battery pack according to the present invention includes a battery, a control unit, a power supply circuit, and a supply source selection unit. The power supply circuit is configured to receive electric power selectively from one of the battery and a charger, and generate a voltage for driving the... Agent:
20130113428 - Multi-series battery control system: A multi-series battery control system comprises a plurality of unit battery cell of which unit consists of multiple battery cells connected in series; a plurality of control IC comprising a control circuit for controlling the unit battery cell; a main controller that sends and receives signal to/from the control ICs... Agent: Shin-kobe Electric Machinery Co., Ltd.
20130113429 - Battery pack, battery management system, and battery system: A battery pack includes a battery module including a battery cell and configured to perform a first identification function for enabling a device outside the battery module to recognize characteristics of the battery cell, and a battery management system for controlling operations of the battery cell and configured to perform... Agent:
20130113432 - Apparatus and method for battery equalization: There is provided an apparatus for equalization of a battery pack that is composed of plural battery cells. The apparatus includes: a cell balancing device equalizing the voltages of the plural battery cells; a battery cell monitor monitoring the voltage and/or current of each battery cell; a correction voltage calculator... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
20130113430 - Battery pack and method of controlling the same: A battery pack and a method of controlling the same are disclosed. According to one aspect, when a voltage of a battery pack or a terminal voltage is greater than a predetermined voltage when the battery pack returns from an over-discharge state, an input voltage switch of a direct current... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.
20130113434 - Electricity storage device, electricity storage control method, management device, management method, and electricity storage system: An electricity storage control device that transmits a charging rate of at least one of electricity storage devices to a management device that manages electric power interchange between the electricity storage devices, the electricity storage control device including: a charge information acquisition unit that acquires the charging rate of the... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130113431 - Nickel-zinc flow battery: A nickel-zinc battery includes a battery housing, a nickel oxide positive electrode supported in the battery housing, a metal substrate negative electrode supported in the battery housing, a spacer disposed between the positive and negative electrodes, an electrolyte contained within the battery housing and a means for circulating electrolyte in... Agent: Research Foundation Of The City University Of New York
20130113433 - Storage capacity management system: A storage capacity management system for a battery provided in a vehicle having an electric motor as a drive source includes a deteriorated state estimating unit that estimates a deteriorated state of the battery, a zone setting unit that sets a storage capacity where the battery can be used into... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20130113435 - System and method for extending the physical life of batteries in mobile devices: Disclosed is a method and device 700 for determining an expected usage of the device, determining a charge level of a battery 750 associated with the device, and tuning the charge level of the battery by at least one of charging the battery based on the determined expected usage of... Agent: Tomtom International B.v.
20130113436 - Charge controlling method and discharge controlling method, charging apparatus controller and discharging apparatus controller, and charge controlling program and discharge controlling program: Disclosed herein is a charge controlling method, wherein, when charging into at least one of a plurality of charging apparatus each including a battery is to be started, if it is detected that at least one of the charging apparatus is connected or disconnected, then charging into all of the... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130113437 - Control apparatus, control method and control system: Disclosed herein is a control apparatus, including: a discrimination section configured to discriminate a plurality of battery units which are to share and output electric power required by a load; and a control section configured to carry out discharge control for the battery units in response to a situation of... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130113438 - Power tool: A power tool including: a motor configured to be rotated by a lithium-ion secondary battery; an end tool configured to be driven by the rotation of the motor; and a switch configured to cause power to be supplied from the lithium-ion secondary battery to the motor when being manipulated by... Agent: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
20130113439 - Method and device for charging a battery: A method for charging a battery, in particular a lithium ion battery, be performing the following: charging the battery using a constant charging current in a first phase, charging the battery using a constant charging voltage in a subsequent second phase, ending the charging as a function of a specifiable... Agent:
20130113440 - Electric actuator: A most recent electrostatic capacitance value for a backup capacitor is measured periodically. Each time the most recent electrostatic capacitance value is measured, a charging voltage (a required charging voltage) that is required in order to cause a return operation of a valve from the setting opening at that time... Agent: Azbil Corporation
20130113441 - Electric actuator: A most recent electrostatic capacitance value for a backup capacitor is measured periodically. Each time the most recent electrostatic capacitance value is measured, a charging voltage (a required charging voltage) that is required in order to cause a return operation of a valve from the setting opening at that time... Agent: Azbil Corporation05/02/2013 > 26 patent applications in 17 patent subcategories.
20130106342 - Dc-dc converter, solar charging system, and movable body: This DC/DC converter includes a first DC/DC converter, and a second DC/DC converter for carrying out a DC/DC conversion of voltage supplied from the first DC/DC converter. One of either the first DC/DC converter or the second DC/DC converter is a fixed-factor DC/DC converter, and the other of either the... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20130106341 - Hybrid battery system for portable electronic devices: A power management method with a portable electronic device (100) includes identifying, with a controller (202) of the portable electronic device, a power consumption event in the portable electronic device, the power consumption event having a power consumption requirement. The method further includes selecting (818), in response to the identifying,... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20130106343 - Battery pack for cordless devices: A battery pack including a housing, a terminal block, a printed circuit board electrically connected to the terminal block, at least one battery cell, and a spark gap device on the printed circuit board to provide electrostatic discharge protection and disposed between the printed circuit board and the terminal block.... Agent: Black & Decker Inc.
20130106345 - Charger for reducing static power consumption: A charger for reducing static power consumption includes a switch unit, a voltage conversion unit, a detection unit, and a control unit. The switch unit is configured for controlling an AC input voltage supply for the voltage conversion unit. The voltage conversion unit is configured for converting the AC input... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
20130106344 - Connector interface for a charger device: A charger (100) provides a self aligning, compliant connector with multiples degrees of freedom. The charger (100) comprises a housing having an aperture (132) through which a charger connector (110) is mounted via an interior interface formed of convex protrusions (115) and concave recesses (135) that provide a predetermined range... Agent: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
20130106348 - Contactless power transmitting system having overheat protection function and method thereof: Disclosed herein are a contactless power transmitting system having an overheat protection function, which protects a battery cell module from damage due to overheating while the battery cell module is being charged, and a method thereof. In the contactless power transmitting system, a contactless power transmitting apparatus transmits a first... Agent: Hanrim Postech Co., Ltd.
20130106347 - Heat management for recharge coils for implantable medical devices: Devices, systems, and techniques for managing heat generated in coils for wireless energy transmission are disclosed. Inductive coupling between two coils may be used to recharge the power source of an implantable medical device. A phase change material may be thermally coupled to a flexible coil to absorb heat generated... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20130106346 - Wireless charging system having sense shutdown and method therefor: A vehicle wireless charging system is provided that senses an object that prohibits wireless charging when an object is sensed. The system includes a charger region and a wireless charger for generating an electromagnetic field in the charger region to charge a rechargeable device. The system also includes a proximity... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130106350 - Charge-and-discharge connector and a vehicle in which charge and discharge are possible through the charge-and-discharge connector: The present invention has an objective to provide a charge-and-discharge connector which makes it possible to transfer of electric power mutually between vehicles and the vehicles exterior under control by a charge-and-discharge management system at normal times, and makes it possible to supply electric power from vehicles to the vehicles... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130106351 - Charging apparatus for electric vehicle: A charging apparatus for an electric vehicle is provided with: a charging cable including a proximal end connected to a main body, a connector provided on a distal end, and an extra length absorbing section provided between the distal end and the proximal end; a measuring section configured to detect... Agent: Alpha Corporation
20130106349 - Energy recharging device for a vehicle: The object of the invention is a device for recharging with energy a piece of storage equipment loaded on-board a vehicle comprising at least one power supply device external to the vehicle, at least one power collector fixed on the vehicle, the power collector comprising a central portion provided with... Agent: Allstom Transport Sa
20130106352 - Battery charger, battery pack docking module, and battery pack module: The battery charger is capable of charging a battery pack 2. The battery charger is provided with a docking section 1 where the battery pack 2 can be attached for charging, and a charging section 3 with a charging circuit 40 to supply a given amount of charging power to... Agent:
20130106353 - Mobile communication device housing: A portable electronic device carrier includes a charging system. The carrier is configured to at least partially house a portable electronic device such as a cell phone, PDA or the like. The carrier may comprise a pouch or have other configurations. The charging system comprises at least one battery. The... Agent:
20130106354 - Apparatus and method for battery equalization: An apparatus for battery equalization of a battery pack for use in a vehicle includes cell stack separators and cell balancers. The battery pack includes a power supply system, a plurality of cells and a plurality of cell stacks. Each cell stack includes a plurality of the cells connected in... Agent: Kabushiki Kaishi Toyota Jidoshokki
20130106356 - Battery control circuit and battery device: In a battery device including a battery pack in which a plurality of cells are connected in series, there are provided a battery control circuit or a battery device capable of eliminating a fluctuation in the voltage or charged state which can occur between the cells, or preventing the cells... Agent: Hitachi Vehicle Energy, Ltd.
20130106355 - Battery pack and method of controlling the same: A battery pack including a plurality of battery cell groups including a first battery cell group and a second battery cell group, a first switch that is connected to the first battery cell group, a second switch that is connected to the second battery cell group, and a controller configured... Agent:
20130106357 - Intelligent charging and discharging system for parallel configuration of series cells with semiconductor switching: A battery pack for an electric vehicle includes a first battery, a second battery, and a load arranged in parallel. A first semiconductor switching module is arranged in series with the first battery, and to selectively allow current flow from the first battery to the load and from the load... Agent: Cobasys, LLC
20130106358 - Charging of secondary cells (accumulators) with regulated input current: Stated is a charging-current regulating device for charging an energy storage device for a field device, and for regulating a charging current for the energy storage device, wherein regulating the charging current for the energy storage device takes place in such a manner that a limiting value relating to an... Agent:
20130106359 - Metal-air battery system including co2 selective absorber and operating method therefor: A metal-air battery system includes: a metal-air battery (2) including a case (1) and a charge/discharge member arranged in said case and having a cathode (4), an anode and an electrolyte; a CO2 absorbing member (6) having a CO2 selective absorber (5) selectively absorbing CO2 over O2; an outside air... Agent: Ngk Insulators, Ltd.
20130106360 - Battery cell charge balancing: Implementations of the present disclosure involve a method and/or system for charge balancing across one or more modules or cells of a large battery system. In one embodiment to balance the modules, the battery management system may monitor the voltage output of the one or more modules of the battery... Agent: Eetrex, Inc.
20130106361 - Device and method for warming up a battery: A device according for warming up cells of a battery having at least one cell including a capacitor. The capacitor is connected to the inductor of the at least one battery cell and its connecting elements to form a resonant circuit in such a way that its thermal loss serves... Agent: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
20130106362 - Automatic crash battery discharge method: A system and method for discharging a vehicle battery following a vehicle damaging event. The method includes determining that the vehicle has been involved in the vehicle damaging event and then discharging cells in the battery to a predetermined cell voltage based on the severity of the vehicle damaging event.... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130106363 - System and method for re-initiating charge cycle for battery pack left in a charger: A system and method is provided for initiating a charge cycle for a battery pack left in a battery charger. The battery pack includes a battery control unit which is operable to place the battery pack in a sleep mode after a predefined period of inactivity. The battery charger in... Agent: Black & Decker Inc.
20130106364 - Wireless charging system with device power compliance: A method of controlling an inductive charging system on those occasions in which the combined power requests of a plurality of secondary devices exceed the power capacity of the power supply. The method includes at least one of (a) powering each device at a level below its requested level, (b)... Agent: Access Business Group International LLC
20130106365 - Electric motored vehicle and method for controlling electrically charging the same: A charger electrically charges a main battery via an electric power conversion path extending through an isolation transformer and providing electrical isolation between an external power supply and the main battery when first and second relays are turned off and a relay is turned on. In contrast, the charger electrically... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130106366 - Construction and operation of an oilfield molten salt battery: Construction and operation of an oilfield molten salt battery. A battery includes an outer case, an elongated mandrel positioned within the outer case, and the mandrel being an electrical component of the battery. Another battery includes an electrical pickup, and a polymer insulator providing insulation between the outer case and... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.04/25/2013 > 39 patent applications in 13 patent subcategories.
20130099721 - Combination energy storage system for solar, wind and other \"non-dispatchable\" energy sources serving variable loads in various conditions: A compound energy storage system made up of two energy storage devices of different characteristics. The first device is a deep cycle lithium ion battery (or similar characteristics) and the second device is deep cycle lead-acid battery (or similar). Both devices are connected in parallel with control circuitry that manages... Agent:
20130099720 - Integrated power system control method and related apparatus with energy storage element: Systems and methods for controlling a hybrid power architecture to provide fuel or energy savings. Recharge time of an energy storage device (ESD) is reduced through the application of a controlled potential and ESD recharge time management over the life of the hybrid system through manipulation of the ESD charge... Agent:
20130099722 - Power supply device for electric power tool: The present invention is a power supply device for electric power tool that supplies an electric power to an electric power tool. The power supply device includes: an adapter configured to be electrically connected to the electric power tool; and a fuel cell configured to generate an electric power to... Agent: Makita Corporation
20130099723 - Systems and methods for cell balancing: A method for balancing multiple battery cells which are grouped into multiple battery modules includes: obtaining cell parameters of the battery cells, respectively; calculating an average cell parameter for each of the battery modules according to the cell parameters; identifying a donator module and a receiver module from the battery... Agent: O2micro Inc.
20130099724 - System and method for programming rechargeable battery characteristics: A method and system for programming rechargeable battery characteristics is provided. The system having: a memory component for storing user profiles; a power management integrated circuit; and a processor for retrieving the user profiles and directing power from the battery to the power management integrated circuit in accordance with the... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20130099727 - Charge capacity parameter estimation system of electric storage device: A charge capacity parameter estimation system for an electric storage device capable of charging and discharging is provided, which can accurately estimate a charge capacity parameter indicative of a charge capacity of the electric storage device. The charge capacity parameter estimation system for a battery includes an ECU and a... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20130099728 - Charger device: A charger device includes a switch, a rectification circuit, a DC/DC converter, and an automatic disconnecting circuit. The automatic disconnecting circuit is connected to the switch, the battery, the rectification circuit, and the DC/DC converter. The automatic disconnecting circuit automatically disconnects the charger device from the alternating current power source... Agent:
20130099725 - Clip-on charging system with variable charging rates: A charger for charging a battery of an electronic device is provided. The electronic device has a charging clip that clips to a structure of the charger. The structure has a plurality of conductive strips disposed thereon. The number of conductive strips contacted by a charging contact on the charging... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20130099726 - System and method for charging of battery: A battery charging system for charging a battery with a plurality of battery cells. The battery charging system includes a battery charger and a battery management unit. The battery management unit includes a plurality of balancing circuits for controlling charging of each battery cell. The battery charging system can charge... Agent: O2micro, Inc.
20130099729 - Coil structure for wireless charging and wireless charging apparatus having the same: The wireless charging apparatus according to the preferred embodiment of the present invention includes a control unit performing a general control of a wireless charging process; a driving unit connected to the control unit to generate a wireless power signal to be transmitted according to the control of the control... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
20130099735 - Inductive charging with support for multiple charging protocols: A system and method for inductive charging with support for multiple charging protocols. In accordance with an embodiment, the system comprises a base unit having one or more charger coils, for use in inductive charging; and one or more components within the base unit and/or a mobile device for supporting... Agent: Mojo Mobility, Inc.
20130099731 - Method and arrangement of electrical conductors for charging a vehicle battery: An arrangement (1) of electrical conductors (2, 2′, . . . ) for inducing an alternating current (3) which flows through this conductor arrangement (1), by means of a magnetic alternating field (4) which acts on this conductor arrangement, is used to charge a battery (5) of a vehicle (6)... Agent: Li-tec Battery Gmbh
20130099732 - Method for controlling charging power and wireless charging apparatus for the same: Disclosed is a method for advance detection of output power, before arrival at a boundary frequency between an inband and an outband during frequency tracking in a wireless charging apparatus, the wireless charging apparatus including a first resonator resonating at a lower-limit frequency of the inband and a second resonator... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130099733 - Wireless power transmitter and method of controlling the same: A method and a wireless power transmitter for transmitting charging power to a wireless power receiver are provided. The method includes applying the charging power to the wireless power receiver; determining whether a current value of the charging power is greater than a predetermined threshold; and driving the overcurrent protection... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130099734 - Wireless power transmitter and method of controlling the same: A method and apparatus for controlling wireless transmission to a wireless power receiver in a wireless power transmitter is provided. The method includes transmitting charging power to the wireless power receiver; detecting whether a predetermined power tracking triggering event for adjusting an applied transmission power according to power information of... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130099737 - Battery charger with auxiliary usb charging outlet: A vehicle battery charger including a charging base unit, a charging power supply disposed in the base unit, and a universal serial bus (USB) port disposed in the surface of the base unit are provided. The charging power supply provides charging power that is conveyed via cabling and a pair... Agent: Johnson Controls Technology Company
20130099736 - Battery charger with lighted terminal clamp: A vehicle battery charger includes a pair of battery terminal clamps and a light source disposed on one or both of the terminal clamps. The terminal clamps are coupled to a battery charging base unit via cabling and configured to be secured to terminals of a battery, in order to... Agent: Johnson Controls Technology Company
20130099739 - Electronic control unit: An electronic control unit includes a pilot voltage setting circuit that changes a voltage of a pilot signal in a stepwise manner, a processor that controls the pilot voltage setting circuit to change the voltage of the pilot signal, an input buffer that is disposed in a stage preceding a... Agent: Keihin Corporation
20130099740 - Electronic control unit: A processor of an electronic control unit performs at least one of a first diagnosis process of determining whether or not a switching element is abnormal based on a signal output from an abnormality diagnosis circuit in a state where a first diagnosis voltage supply circuit is controlled to supply... Agent: Keihin Corporation
20130099742 - Electronic control unit: An electronic control unit includes a processor performing a process necessary for a charging control based on a pilot signal, an input circuit disposed in a stage preceding an input port of the processor, and a pseudo-signal supply circuit supplying a pseudo-pilot signal to a pilot signal line under the... Agent: Keihin Corporation
20130099741 - In-vehicle charge control system: In an in-vehicle charge control system, a charge control section controls a charge device to start charging a traveling battery when a set determination section determines that a charge plug of an external power source is set to a charge port of a vehicle and a location determination section determines... Agent: Denso Corporation
20130099744 - Method and control unit for charging a vehicle battery: A vehicle battery is charged by an authorized charging station. A first cryptographically protected communication link is set up between a charging control unit of the vehicle and the charging station after successful preliminary verification of a digital certificate for the charging station by the charging control unit of the... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
20130099743 - Transmission line directional awareness: An apparatus includes multiple taps coupled to a power line segment. The apparatus also includes circuitry coupled to a charging station and coupled to the multiple taps, with the circuitry being configured to discriminate between communication signals propagating on a power line segment in the direction from the first end... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20130099738 - Vehicle battery charger with improved cable storage: A vehicle battery charger including a base unit configured to store various cables and clamps are provided. A battery charging cable and pair of battery terminal clamps coupled to the charging cable may be stored in a compartment formed in the base unit when not in use, the clamps secured... Agent: Johnson Controls Technology Company
20130099745 - External power source voltage drop compensation for portable devices: A portable electronic device has a connector with a first pin and a second pin, and a battery charging circuit having an input coupled to receive current through the second pin to charge a battery of the device. The portable device also has a controller to determine whether the connector... Agent: Apple Inc.
20130099748 - Battery monitoring apparatus: A battery monitoring apparatus for monitoring a battery condition of an assembled battery. In the apparatus, a monitoring unit is powered by the assembled battery and transitions from a normal mode, in which power supply from the assembled battery to the monitoring unit is maintained, to a dark-current mode, in... Agent: Denso Corporation
20130099747 - Charge/discharge system for battery pack: A charge/discharge system is provided to shuttle electric energy in a battery pack made up of battery cells connected in series. The charge/discharge system includes an electric energy storage, a switch, and a charge/discharge controller. The charge/discharge controller selectively places the switch in a charging mode to charge electric energy... Agent: Nippon Soken, Inc.
20130099746 - Optimized bi-directional balancing method and system: A battery balancing method and system which includes a plurality of cells connected in series, a balancer for each cell, a monitor configured to determine a state of charge (SOC) of each cell, and a microprocessor. The microprocessor iteratively calculates a SOC error for each cell, based on a theoretical... Agent: Linear Technology Corporation
20130099750 - Bidirectional power management techniques: Power management techniques are disclosed. For instance, an apparatus may include a bidirectional voltage converter circuit, and a control module that selectively operates the bidirectional voltage converter circuit in a charging mode and a delivery mode. The charging mode converts a voltage provided by an interface (e.g., a USB interface)... Agent:
20130099751 - Charge/discharge control apparatus: An estimation unit estimates the amount of power consumption for each unit period of time. A rechargeable battery control unit controls the rechargeable battery such that an exceeding amount of power worth the amount of power exceeding a target amount of power during a unit period of time is charged... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20130099749 - Lead-acid battery: A flooded-type lead-acid battery in which charging is intermittently carried out in a short period of time and high-rate discharge to a load is carried out in a partial state of charge, wherein the charge acceptance and service life characteristics under PSOC are improved by using a positive plate in... Agent:
20130099752 - Battery system for protecting battery management system from electromagnetic waves: Disclosed is a system for protecting a BMS from electromagnetic waves, and more particularly, to a system for protecting a BMS from electromagnetic waves to prevent voltage sensing errors due to the electromagnetic waves generated by current from a battery cell. The system includes: a battery having a plurality of... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20130099756 - Backup power supply systems and methods: Backup power supply systems and methods are disclosed. An exemplary method includes providing at least one battery module having a first register with at least one battery parameter. The method also includes coupling an intelligent interface converter (IIC) between the at least one battery module and an electrical load, the... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.
20130099754 - Battery management system and battery management method: The present invention relates to a battery management system and a battery management method. The battery management system for managing a battery including at least one cell comprises: an SOH (State of charge) estimating unit for determining estimation parameters for estimating an SOC of the battery; and a controller for... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.
20130099753 - Hierarchical battery management system: A hierarchical battery-management system mainly comprises a monitoring and equalizing module, an intermediary module, and a decision and communication module. The monitoring and equalizing module electrically couples with the battery cells, the intermediary modules electrically couple with the monitoring and equalizing module and the decision and communication module. The decision... Agent:
20130099755 - Lithium battery protection circuitry: A lithium battery protection circuit coupled to a lithium battery is provided. The lithium battery protection circuit includes an over-charge protection circuit and a logic circuit coupled to over-charge protection circuit. The logic circuit has a first logic output and a second logic output. The lithium battery protection circuit also... Agent: Csmc Technologies Fab1 Co., Ltd.
20130099757 - Method and apparatus for controlling charging in electronic device: A method for controlling charging in an electronic device for managing the electronic device, to stably charge a battery is provided. The method includes setting alarm such that a wake up signal is generated after a time elapses when entry into a suspend mode is requested during charging a battery... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130099758 - Apparatus and method for controlling charge current in portable terminal: An apparatus and method enable a charging power supply for a battery charge in a portable terminal regardless of the charge capacity of a charge cable for an external power supply. The apparatus for controlling a charge current in the portable terminal includes a detector for detecting power supplied to... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.Previous industry: Electricity: motive power systems
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