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 Energy storage controller with battery life model patent thumbnailEnergy storage controller with battery life model
An electrical energy storage system includes a battery configured to store and discharge electric power to an energy grid, a power inverter configured to use battery power setpoints to control an amount of the electric power stored or discharged from the battery, the battery power setpoints comprising at least one of frequency regulation power setpoints and ramp rate control power setpoints, and a controller. The controller is configured to use a battery life model to generate the battery power setpoints for the power inverter.
Johnson Controls Technology Company


 Systems and methods for battery usage regulation for battery life protection patent thumbnailSystems and methods for battery usage regulation for battery life protection
Methods, systems, and apparatus of managing the lifespan of a battery are disclosed herein. A method comprises interpreting age data indicative of a current age of a battery, interpreting usage data indicative of a current usage of the battery, comparing the age data to the usage data, and allocating a propelling power from the battery in a hybrid electric vehicle (hev) responsive to the comparison..
Cummins, Inc.


 System and  modem management based on key performance indicators patent thumbnailSystem and modem management based on key performance indicators
Various embodiments of methods and systems for modem management in a portable computing device are disclosed. An exemplary method recognizes an input of a key performance indicator (“kpi”) from a plurality of performance indicators.
Qualcomm Incorporated


 Wireless visual notification car charger for mobile device patent thumbnailWireless visual notification car charger for mobile device
Disclosed herein is a car charger comprising a visual notification device capable of wirelessly connecting to a mobile device to provide visual and/or audible notification to users of status changes on their mobile device, such as receipt of sms, mms, phone calls, voice mails, calendar appointments, and battery status in a location different from that of the mobile device. In operation a user can plug the device into an automobile charging port so that the device is in a location different than the user's mobile device the user can visually and/or audibly notified of status changes by simply glancing at the device.
Incipio, Llc


 Network elements, wireless communication system and methods therefor patent thumbnailNetwork elements, wireless communication system and methods therefor
“spoof” paging messages including the tmsi of a user equipment (129) known to be a vicinity are transmitted with a relatively high periodicity in an indoor cluster of presence nodes (113-121) and the node which receives the paging response from the user equipment is recorded, thus giving an indication of presence (and location) with a fine granularity. An additional presence node (125) having a different lac from the macrolayer (123) is located at the entrance to the indoor cluster so that the tmsi and imsi of the user equipment can be obtained.
Ip.access Limited


 Systems and methods of conserving battery life in ambient condition detectors patent thumbnailSystems and methods of conserving battery life in ambient condition detectors
Systems and methods of effectively communicating alarm conditions by making efficient use of the limited battery life in ambient condition detectors are provided. In some systems and methods, an ambient condition detector in a monitored region can be associated with a motion sensor.
Honeywell International Inc.


 Integrated optical encoder module patent thumbnailIntegrated optical encoder module
Examples of the disclosure enclose an optical target on an encoder and sensors inside a single integrated module, wherein the encoder and the sensors are coupled to the same rigid body to maintain optical alignment between the sensors and the optical target on the encoder. Further, the module itself may be hermetically sealed to protect the optical path (e.g., from a light source to the optical target to the sensors) from contamination due to outside dirt, debris, or light sources internal/external to the device that might further interfere with alignment and/or proper sensing.
Apple Inc.


 Multi-zone battery exchange system patent thumbnailMulti-zone battery exchange system
A multi-zone battery station is provided, comprising a plurality of landing areas configured to support a uav. The battery station may permit battery life to be reloaded onto a uav, which may include recharging a battery of the uav or exchanging the uav battery for a new battery.
Sz Dji Technology Co., Ltd


 Power efficient ps-poll patent thumbnailPower efficient ps-poll
A ieee 802.11 wireless local area network (wlan) system of an access point (ap) and one or more stations (stas) reduces power consumption and increases battery life of power efficient low power stas by decreasing the amount of time that a power efficient low power sta remains in an awake state. After indicating power efficient low power operation during association with an ap supporting such operation, the power efficient low power sta may enter the doze state from the time that the power efficient low power sta sends a ps-poll until the power efficient low power sta receives the buffered data frame from the ap.
Stmicroelectronics, Inc.


 Electrode assembly and lithium secondary battery including the same patent thumbnailElectrode assembly and lithium secondary battery including the same
Provided is an electrode assembly, and more particularly, an electrode assembly having a structure wound in a state, in which a plurality of unit cells having a stacking structure is disposed on a long sheet type separation film, and including the unit cells having two or more types of configurations of electrode materials, wherein a separator stacked on the unit cell having a stacking structure has a coating material coated on both sides thereof and the long sheet type separation film has a coating material coated on one side thereof. According to the present invention, an electrode assembly improving processability of preparation of a battery while reducing initial resistance during the preparation of the battery as well as having battery lifetime equivalent to that of a conventional battery and a lithium secondary battery including the electrode assembly may be provided..
Lg Chem, Ltd.


Remotely detectable transportable game and fishing alarm system

An alarm system having a portable body carried controller that wireless communicates with multiple remote base units each having a wireless communications system configured for ultralow power mode operation where the communications system is put in sleep mode greater than one half packet transmission time but no greater than preamble transmission time to conserve battery life. Controller has multiple led-equipped buttons assigned to corresponding base units during pairing which are respectively activated when the corresponding base unit assigned thereto alarms upon occurrence of a sensor detection event.
Vulture Systems, Llc

Dynamic charging without constant voltage stage to extend battery life

A method, in some embodiments, comprises: providing a battery charging system; and using the battery charging system to charge a battery to a target charge level using multiple constant current (cc) stages and without using a constant voltage (cv) stage.. .
Semiconductor Components Industries, Llc

System and maintaining battery life

A system and method is disclosed for monitoring current consumption of various subsystems and applications and adjusting functional parameters to ensure a constant current drain from the battery. The constant current drain can be dynamically adjusted based on a predetermined amount of battery life.
Texas Instruments Incorporated

Wireless gaming protocol

Example apparatus and methods concern establishing, maintaining, managing, or terminating communications between an access point and a client in a wireless network used by a shared, wireless gaming system. An example apparatus may include a first logic configured to control timing for the protocol and a second logic configured to control message exchange for the protocol.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Method and operating companion device

A method, corresponding apparatuses, and a non-transitory computer readable medium for operating a companion device and a companion device are provided. A method comprises detecting, at a companion device, presence of a primary device that is paired with the companion device according to at least one short-range radio communication technique.
Nokia Technologies Oy

Method for increasing battery lifetime in a hearing device

The disclosure relates to a method for extending the battery lifetime in a hearing device, and to a hearing device with means for extending the battery lifetime of the hearing device. The hearing device comprise an amplifier providing an output signal and a controllable maximum power output limiter configured to limit the output signal from the amplifier when the output signal form the amplifier exceeds a predefined threshold: the hearing device further comprise a speech detector providing a control signal to the controllable maximum power output limiter, where the speech detector is further provided with an input terminal for receiving an input signal, such as the signal provided by a microphone.
Oticon A/s

System and method providing early prediction and forecasting of false alarms by applying statistical inference models

A diagnostics and prediction system including a cloud system that continuously collects operating parameters from each of a number of environmental sensors and provides access to this data by a plurality of processing applications including (1) a predictive modeling system including (a) a health prediction system, (b) a sensor false alarm prediction system, (c) a zone false alarm prediction system and (d) a reporting system, (2) a system that diagnoses and predicts environmental hazardous areas and clusters areas based upon concentrations of co in the site or building; and (3) a battery prediction system that predicts a battery life for the sensor.. .
Honeywell International Inc.

Separators, batteries, battery strings with improved performance, and related methods

Improved battery separators are disclosed herein for use in various lead acid batteries, and in particular lead acid battery strings. The improved separators, batteries, battery strings, methods, and vehicles disclosed herein provide substantially increased battery life, substantially reduced battery fail rate, and substantially higher voltage uniformity among the various batteries in a battery string.
Daramic, Llc

Robust mechanism for adaptive power conservation in solid-state devices

Disclosed herein is a technique for dynamically scaling a low-power self-refresh (lpsr) idle interval associated with a solid state drive (ssd) of a user device in order to promote enhanced battery life efficiency within the user device. A determination can be made regarding whether the lpsr idle interval is to be scaled up or scaled down.
Apple Inc.

Method and system of extending battery life of a wireless microphone unit

A method of extending battery life of a wireless microphone unit includes muting the wireless microphone unit responsive to a mute signal from a base station unit, transmitting, by the wireless microphone unit, compressed muted audio data, wherein the compressed muted audio data is compressed via a first compression scheme, determining, by the wireless microphone unit, whether an unmute signal has been received from the base station unit, and responsive to a determination that the unmute signal has been received, unmuting the wireless microphone unit. The method further includes discontinuing transmission of the compressed muted audio data and transmitting compressed audio data via a second compression scheme, wherein the first transmitting step causes the wireless microphone unit to consume less power per unit of transmission time than the second transmitting step..
Enforcement Video, Llc

External flash device for mobile devices

Apparatuses and systems are provided for enabling a user to connect an external flash device to a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet. Non-conductive tips may be provided, either as an integrated component of a housing of an external flash device or via an adaptor receiving region and adaptor.

External flash device for mobile devices

Apparatuses and systems are provided for enabling a user to connect an external flash device to a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet. Non-conductive tips may be provided, either as an integrated component of a housing of an external flash device or via an adaptor receiving region and adaptor.

Smart power management downloading photos

The present disclosure relates to a system and method of managing the use of power in a computing system including for example a wearable computer such as a smart watch. The computing device may include a policy agent implementing one or more stored power management policies relating to download parameters for photos or other content based in part on remaining battery life in the computing device.
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.

Meter box lid

A meter box lid includes electronic meter reading equipment that may be disposed in areas of the meter box lid, so as to prevent the equipment from becoming damaged when the lid is removed. A transmitter antenna may be mounted to the meter box lid to deliver a signal to data collection device and may remain intact whether or not the meter box lid is removed from a meter box.
Iometers, Llc

Detecting personal activity by means of battery-powered motion detectors including wireless transmitters

A method of detecting personal activity within a dwelling using at least one battery-powered motion detector connected wirelessly to a control system for transmission of activity reports. Detection of activity starts a minimum reporting period timer and the time of subsequent detected activity is recorded and updated on each subsequent activity.
Arc Informatics Limited

Power saving feature for storage subsystems

Disclosed herein is a technique for maintaining a responsive user interface for a user while preserving battery life of a user device by dynamically determining the interrupt rate/interrupt time at the user device. Based on priority tier information associated with the i/o requests along with the directionality and size of the i/o requests, a determination can be made regarding how the interrupt rate/interrupt time can be adjusted to achieve acceptable user interface (ui) responsiveness and maximum power savings..
Apple Inc.

Systems and methods for monitoring battery life status

An external medical device includes a battery that can support a plurality of charge-discharge cycles prior to a predetermined battery life threshold. The device also includes a battery circuit that is operative for monitoring a condition of the battery, determining a battery life status of the battery based on the monitored condition and the predetermined battery life threshold, and, responsive to the determined battery life status, causing the device to enter into a low power operating mode.
Zoll Medical Corporation

Buck converter

A buck converter is described having a buck converter output for outputting an output supply voltage; a first power supply domain operably coupled to a power source; a second power supply domain; a power supply controller coupled to the first power supply domain, the second power supply domain and the buck converter output; wherein the power supply controller is configured to supply power to the second power supply domain from the first power supply domain or the buck converter output, in dependence of the buck converter output supply voltage. Changing the current supplied to the second power supply domain to the buck converter output may reduce the quiescent current consumption from a battery power source, prolonging battery life..
Nxp B.v.

Apparatus and power management to mitigate declining battery capacity

A method and apparatus reduce power consumption and mitigate declining battery life. In some embodiments, an initial full charge capacity, c(o), of a rechargeable battery is determined.
Motorola Mobility Llc

Battery life extender for portable lighting

A battery life extender (12) for a portable lighting device (10) employs a reconfigurable mechanism operable to selectively electrically isolate one or more batteries (20) from a circuit having a parasitic power drain. For example, a lighting device (10) includes a light generating element (14), at least one battery (20), a user operated switch (16) configured to control delivery of electrical power from the at least one battery (20) to the light generating element (14), and a housing assembly (18) supporting the at least one battery (20) and the light generating element (14).
The Coleman Company, Inc.

Battery life extension for a communication device

Systems (100) and methods (400) for extending battery life on a communication device (“cd”). The methods involve: configuring operations of cd and an accessory such that they operate in a first operational mode in which the accessory has a first functionality; and detecting the occurrence of a trigger event.
Motorola Solutions, Inc

Approach for extended battery life network nodes

In an embodiment, triplets of network-enabled fcis operate to monitor the three phases of a power distribution system. In being network-enabled, the fcis also operate as nodes of an rf mesh network.
Silver Spring Networks, Inc.

Battery life time management

A method for managing the lifetime of a battery is disclosed herein. An ambient temperature is measured near a battery.
Stmicroelectronics (tours) Sas

Low capacity, low area-specific resistance battery cell for electronic devices

A small capacity battery for powering electronic devices, such as an e-book reader, is provided. This small capacity battery is designed to produce low area-specific resistance, which maintains usable operating voltages even during periods of high current draw.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Method and system for a light-weight mobile computing device

Methods and systems provide the wireless use of a desktop computer through a lightweight long-range mobile computing device with extended battery life and no writeable or user-accessible persistent data storage, such as a hard drive, which could be detrimental if lost. The light-weight mobile computing may not run a full operating system, thereby reducing overhead and increasing speed.
Avocent Corporation

Method and system for a light-weight mobile computing device

Methods and systems provide the wireless use of a desktop computer through a lightweight long-range mobile computing device with extended battery life and no writeable or user-accessible persistent data storage, such as a hard drive, which could be detrimental if lost. In one implementation, the light-weight mobile computing does not run a full operating system, thereby reducing overhead and increasing speed.
Avocent Corporation

Offline battery management in a device

Techniques are described for battery management in a computing device. The described techniques may be implemented by a battery offline module that provides functionality to control utilization of a battery such as determining whether the battery is available to receive power from a power source.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Maintaining network connections for background applications

In order to reduce latency associated with an application executed by an electronic device, when the application transitions from a runnable mode to a suspended state, the electronic device may receive a request from the application to maintain a connection, which is used by the application to communicate with another electronic device, while the application is in the suspended state. Then, the electronic device may provide an instruction to an interface circuit in the electronic device to maintain the connection for a time interval while the application is in the suspended state.
Apple Inc.

Systems and methods for new battery identification and derived battery capacity

The present subject matter includes systems and methods for detecting a new hearing aid battery and estimating hearing aid battery life by analyzing changes in battery voltage signatures during the hearing aid device booting process. The analysis may include analyzing a boot signature voltage drop occurring upon initial application of a higher load.
Starkey Laboratories, Inc.

Weapon mounted light and operation thereof

A flashlight assembly includes a bistable safety bail to prevent inadvertent depression of an operational push button switch. The flashlight assembly further includes a bistable pivoting mode selection lever which controls operational modes of the flashlight.
Emissive Energy Corp.

Wireless recharging system for mobile electronic devices

A wireless recharging system for mobile electronic devices charges mobile electronic devices wirelessly. The recharging system is comprised of two components.

Electric vehicle propulsion system and method utilizing solid-state rechargeable electrochemical cells

A vehicle propulsion system comprising a plurality of solid state rechargeable battery cells configured to power a drivetrain. In accordance with once aspect of the invention, a transportation system that is powered at least in part by electricity stored in the form of rechargeable electrochemical cells.
Sakti3, Inc.

Methods and power-efficient iris recognition

Disclosed herein are systems and methods wherein the iris biometric of an individual person is acquired using a mobile or static device. This acquisition may involve the use of active illumination and repeated use of the camera and processor, as examples.
Eyelock Llc

Audible warning system for bicycle lights

A bicycle light that includes a battery, a light source, a sound emitting device, and a control circuit is described. The light source when powered by the battery is capable of operating at a first power level and a second power level, where the second power level consumes less power than the first power level and where the first power level is associated with a first battery life threshold level.
Serfas, Inc.

Rechargeable battery

A rechargeable battery includes an energy harvesting unit and an energy storage unit, wherein the rechargeable battery has a positive pole and a negative pole for coupling to an external electronic device. The energy harvesting unit is used for harvesting ionization energy.
Etron Technology, Inc.

Method and reducing power consumption in a mobile electronic device

Embodiments of the present invention provide methods and apparatuses for reducing power consumption for a mobile electronic device in order to extend battery life. In an embodiment, the mobile electronic device monitors a power level of the battery in the mobile electronic device, determines that the power level of the battery reaches a predetermined threshold, and based upon the determination, terminates a first launcher currently running on the mobile electronic device and activates a second launcher on the mobile electronic device.
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.

Power efficient ps-poll

A ieee 802.11 wireless local area network (wlan) system of an access point (ap) and one or more stations (stas) reduces power consumption and increases battery life of power efficient low power stas by decreasing the amount of time that a power efficient low power sta remains in an awake state. After indicating power efficient low power operation during association with an ap supporting such operation, the power efficient low power sta may enter the doze state from the time that the power efficient low power sta sends a ps-poll until the power efficient low power sta receives the buffered data frame from the ap.
Stmicroelectronics, Inc.

System and ultra low power mode transmission

A time slot assignment arrangement for ultralow power devices in a wireless communication network is disclosed. The time slot assigned to ultralow power device wakeup frame is identified as ultralow power timeslot using various indicators.
Texas Instruments Incorporated

Battery tester device

A battery tester device for measuring remaining battery life in a battery is provided. The battery tester device comprises a length of wire having a first end, a second end, and a middle portion.

Positive electrode for a lithium ion battery and lithium ion battery using the same

Disclosed are a positive electrode for a lithium ion battery and a lithium ion battery comprising the same. The positive electrode for a lithium ion battery includes a composite conductive layer comprising a binder and a conductive and is formed on a positive electrode active material layer, such that output and safety is improved at the same time.
Hyundai Motor Company

Using mobile unit battery level and drain rate to control handover

A base station determines whether a mobile unit should handoff based upon the battery level and battery drain of the mobile unit battery. The battery level and battery drain are sent from the mobile unit to the base station.
Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.

Low-power radio frequency network for a system of cameras

A low-power radio frequency (“rf”) network for a system of cameras that allows for efficient transmission of images (e.g., thumbnail images) from one or more remote cameras or nodes to a centralized home camera or node. The network includes a variety of power saving features to optimize the battery life of the remote cameras while still effectively transmitting captured images through the network.
Non Typical, Inc.



Battery Life topics:
  • Battery Life
  • Wireless Sensor
  • Wireless Personal Area Network
  • Refrigerated
  • Signal Processing
  • Electric Vehicle
  • Autonomous System
  • Electrochemical Cell
  • Transmitter
  • Calibration
  • Ultraviolet
  • Ultrasonic
  • Ultraviolet B
  • Refresh Rate
  • Frame Rate


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