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 Camera case with removable carrier, filter receiver, external battery and supplemental memory storage patent thumbnailCamera case with removable carrier, filter receiver, external battery and supplemental memory storage
The present invention is a supplemental waterproof housing that completely surrounds a camera device, and it encloses an integrated and removable supplemental external battery and supplemental memory storage inside the external housing, and provides for a mounting point for lenses, filters or adaptors and handles attached to outside to the external housing. The internal compartment of the housing encloses an inner housing that holds the camera, and allows easy connections to the removable memory chips and removable battery packs through coupling adapters, connectors and bridges, which is all integrated into and enclosed by the external housing.
Avant Technology, Inc.


 Power tool and control circuit thereof patent thumbnailPower tool and control circuit thereof
A power tool and a control circuit thereof by which electric energy can be recovered into a battery pack while an electric motor is braked. The control circuit includes a battery, the electric motor, an operation switch, a first control switch, a second control switch, a controller and an inductive element.
Chervon (hk) Limited


 Core contactless llc charger and controlling method thereof patent thumbnailCore contactless llc charger and controlling method thereof
The configurations of llc charger and controlling methods thereof are provided. The proposed charger includes a transmitter-receiver (tx-rx) transformer including a tx-matrix core set (tx-mcs) and an rx-mcs, an llc power stage electrically connected to the tx-mcs, and a rectifier electrically connected to the rx-mcs so as to charge a battery pack with a non-contact power transmission..
Amicord Corp.


 Transformer less battery charger system patent thumbnailTransformer less battery charger system
A transformer less battery charger system. In one embodiment, the battery charger system includes input terminals for receiving an ac voltage, output terminals for receiving terminals of a rechargeable battery pack, and a non-isolated dc-dc converter coupled between the input terminals and the output terminals.
Renesas Electronics America Inc.


 Overcharge protection circuit and  controlling the same patent thumbnailOvercharge protection circuit and controlling the same
An overcharge protection circuit may include a battery, a battery management system (bms) having an overcharge sensing unit for detecting cell voltage of the battery, comparing the cell voltage with a preset overcharge voltage, and then generating either a signal indicative of normal connection of the battery or an overcharge signal depending on a result of the comparison and a switch control unit for generating a control signal depending on a result of comparing a hold-up time of the overcharge signal with a preset hold-up time of the overcharge signal, and a switch for connecting or blocking a power source for supplying charging power to the battery in response to the control signal.. .
Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.


 Portable multiple mobile electronic device charging station patent thumbnailPortable multiple mobile electronic device charging station
Compact and portable station for charging multiple mobile devices is described, embodiments of the station include: a rectangular housing comprising one or more removable battery packs comprising rechargeable battery cells, a divider plate, a main charging board configured as a charge and cell balancing circuit board, and a plurality of cord cartridges housing retractable cords, and a faceplate (interface) configured with interface ports, configured to enable charging of up to eight (8) connected electronic devices from the battery packs simultaneously. In another embodiment, the charging station further comprises a front panel display configured to display operating status information, such as battery charge level and power status.

 Battery pack, cell module and cell module assembly patent thumbnailBattery pack, cell module and cell module assembly
Provided are a battery pack, a cell module and a cell module assembly. Herein, the battery pack includes at least one cell module, and a communication connector connected with the at least one cell module to wiredly communicate with external equipment, in which the at least one cell module is connected with the communication connector to control charge and discharge of the cell according to a control command received from the external equipment, and the external equipment is installed with an external hardware device in which a battery management system transmitting the control command is implemented or software implementing the battery management system..

 Dynamic charging without constant voltage stage to extend battery life patent thumbnailDynamic 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


 Hybrid system for storing solar energy as heat and electricity patent thumbnailHybrid system for storing solar energy as heat and electricity
A photoelectrochemical system and method utilizing the photons having energies above the bandgaps of a p-type semiconductor photocathode and an n-type semiconductor photoanode with redox couples having fast electron transfer kinetics to keep overpotentials under 0.15 volts, and redox potentials energetically located within the band gaps, for storing energy in photodriven oxidation and reduction reactions separated by less than 1.6 volts using a redox flow battery configuration, are described. The photoelectrochemical system can also store heat in the flow battery generated from the inefficiencies of the photoredox reactions and from impinging photons having energies below the band gaps.
University Of Wyoming


 Cold plate assembly for electrified vehicle battery packs patent thumbnailCold plate assembly for electrified vehicle battery packs
An assembly according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a cold plate including a cooling circuit, a first end cap attached to the cold plate and a first manifold inside the first end cap and configured to fluidly connect a first fluid channel and a second fluid channel of the cooling circuit.. .
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


Battery pack with integrated battery management system

Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a battery pack that may be used in an battery energy storage system. In an embodiment, the battery pack may include an integrated battery management system (bms) having isolated, distributed, daisy-chained battery module controllers.
Powin Energy Corporation

Battery management system (bms) having isolated, distributed, daisy-chained battery module controllers

Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a battery pack that may be used in an battery energy storage system. In an embodiment, the battery pack may include an integrated battery management system (bms) having isolated, distributed, daisy-chained battery module controllers.
Powin Energy Corporation

Nonaqueous electrolyte battery, battery pack, and vehicle

According to one embodiment, a nonaqueous electrolyte battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The negative electrode includes a titanium and niobium-containing composite oxide.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Secondary battery, composite electrolyte, battery pack, and vehicle

According to one embodiment, a composite electrolyte includes lithium-containing oxide particles and an electrolytic composition. The electrolytic composition includes lithium ions, an organic solvent and a polymer.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Reinforced bipolar battery assembly

An article having (a) one or more stacks of a plurality of electrode plates include: (i) one or more bipolar plates having a substrate having an anode on one surface and a cathode on an opposing surface; (ii) a separator and a liquid electrolyte located between each of the electrode plates; (b) a first end plate having a first end plate internal reinforcement structure, attached at an end of the one or more stacks; (c) a second end plate having a second end plate internal reinforcement structure, attached at an opposing end of the one or more stacks as the first end plate; wherein the first end plate and the second end plate reinforce the plurality of electrode plates during a charge cycle, a discharge cycle, or both the charge cycle and the discharge cycle.. .
Advanced Battery Concepts, Llc

Nanotubular intermetallic compound catalyst for positive electrode of lithium air battery and preparing the same

Disclosed is a nanotubular intermetallic compound catalyst for a positive electrode of a lithium air battery and a method of preparing the same. In particular, a porous nanotubular intermetallic compound is simply prepared using electrospinning in which a dual nozzle is used, and, by using the same as a catalyst, a lithium air battery having enhanced discharge capacity, charge/discharge efficiency and lifespan is provided..
Postech Academy-industry Foundation

Electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte battery, nonaqueous electrolyte battery and battery pack

An electrode for a nonaqueous electrolyte battery according to the present embodiment includes: a current collector; and an active material layer that is formed on one surface or both surfaces of the current collector. The active material layer contains a fluorine-containing aromatic compound, in which at least one of hydrogen atoms bonded to the aromatic ring has been substituted by fluorine, at 0.01 mass % or more and 1.0 mass % or less..
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Battery active material, nonaqueous electrolyte battery and battery pack

According to one embodiment, a battery active material is provided. The battery active material includes monoclinic complex oxide represented by the formula lixti1−ym1ynb2−zm2zo7+δ (0≦x≦5, 0≦y≦1, 0≦z≦2, −0.3≦δ≦0.3).
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Active material, nonaqueous electrolyte battery, battery pack, and vehicle

According to one embodiment, an active material including a composite oxide is provided. The composite oxide is represented by a general formula lixm14−yti10−zm22+zo27+δ.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Electrode, nonaqueous electrolyte battery, battery pack and vehicle

According to one embodiment, an electrode is provided. The electrode includes an active material.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Active material, nonaqueous electrolyte battery, battery pack, and vehicle

According to one embodiment, an active material is provided. This active material includes active material particles each allowing lithium to be inserted thereinto and extracted therefrom in the range of 0.5 v to 2v (vs.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Electrode, nonaqueous electrolyte battery, battery pack and vehicle

According to one embodiment, there is provided an electrode. The electrode includes an orthorhombic na-containing niobium titanium composite oxide as a first composite oxide and a second composite oxide represented by a general formula of li2+ana2+bti6o14, wherein −0.2≦a≦2 and −0.2≦b≦0.2..
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Active material, nonaqueous electrolyte battery, battery pack and vehicle

According to one embodiment, there is provided an active material. The active material includes a composite oxide having a monoclinic crystal structure and represented by a general formula of liwna2-xm1yti6-zm2zo13+δ.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Active material, nonaqueous electrolyte battery, battery pack, and vehicle

According to one embodiment, an active material is provided. The active material includes active material particles.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Active material, nonaqueous electrolyte battery, battery pack and vehicle

According to one embodiment, there is provided an active material. The active material includes secondary particles.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte battery, nonaqueous electrolyte battery including the same, and battery pack

An electrode for a nonaqueous electrolyte battery of the embodiment includes a current collector; and an active material layer which includes an active material and is formed on the current collector. The active material layer includes at least one of a silicon particle and a silicon oxide particle.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Active material, nonaqueous electrolyte battery, battery pack, and vehicle

Where m(vi) is at least one of mo and w, m(v) is at least one of nb, ta, and v, and m(i) is at least one of na, k, rb, and cs.. .

Electrode, nonaqueous electrolyte battery, battery pack, automobile, and vehicle

According to one embodiment, an electrode is provided. The electrode includes an active material containing-layer.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Array frame design for electrified vehicle battery arrays

A battery pack includes a tray, an array frame positioned relative to the tray and that houses at least one battery cell, and a retention clip mounted to the tray and engageable with a portion of the array frame. The portion or the retention clip is flexible and the other of the portion and the retention clip is rigid..
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Photoelectric conversion element, solar battery, solar battery module, and solar power generation system

A photoelectric conversion element of an embodiment includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and a light-absorbing layer containing a chalcopyrite-type compound containing a group ib element, a group iiib element, and a group vib element between the first electrode and the second electrode. A region in which concentration of the group ib element in the light-absorbing layer is from 0.1 to 10 atom %, both inclusive, is included in a region up to a depth of 10 nm in a direction from a principal plane of the light-absorbing layer on a side of the second electrode to a side of the first electrode..
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

A monitoring the status of battery cells

A method for monitoring the status of a plurality of connected battery cells in a battery pack includes: arranging the battery cells in at least two groups of cells; connecting the groups of cells to a sensor unit; and providing a measurement of at least one parameter indicative of the state of operation of the battery pack by the sensor unit. The method further includes arranging the groups of cells m a manner so that at least two of the groups include two or more cells and at least two of the groups overlap so that a cell forms part of the overlapping groups; and connecting the sensor unit to the groups; and wherein the number of groups is less than the number of cells..
Volvo Truck Corporation

Test testing a battery pack

A test system for testing a battery pack having a high voltage terminal, a low voltage terminal, first and second battery modules, and a master microprocessor is provided. The test system includes an inverter unit and a test computer.
Lg Chem, Ltd.

Battery pack unit testing method and testing apparatus

An inventive testing method is intended for testing a battery pack unit including: a battery pack including a plurality of cells electrically connected to each other; and a duct assembly through which a coolant is supplied to the cells of the battery pack. The testing method includes: a) charging the battery pack under predetermined conditions while supplying the coolant to the duct assembly; b) acquiring temperature information on the cells at predetermined time intervals during step a); and c) determining whether a difference between the highest and lowest ones of the temperatures of the cells measured at substantially the same time is equal to or greater than a predetermined reference temperature difference on the basis of the temperature information acquired in step b)..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Methodology for charging batteries safely

An apparatus and method for identifying a presence of a short circuit in a battery pack. A fault-detection apparatus for a charging system that rapidly charges a collection of interconnected lithium ion battery cells, the safety system includes a data-acquisition system for receiving a set of data parameters from the collection while the charging system is actively charging the collection; a monitoring system evaluating the set of data parameters to identify a set of anomalous conditions; and a controller comparing the set of anomalous conditions against a set of predetermined profiles indicative of an internal short in one or more cells of the collection, the controller establishing an internal-short state for the collection when the comparing has a predetermined relationship to the set of predetermined profiles..
Tesla Motors, Inc.

Micro wind cell

Disclosed is a micro wind cell and a micro wind cell array for generation of power. The micro wind cell for generating wind power may comprise a rotor, an upper support and a lower support, a spacer rod, one or more bearings, a generator mount, a power generator and a rotor pin.

Battery management systems for autonomous vehicles

Methods, devices, and circuits are disclosed for managing a high energy density battery and a high power density battery during operational modes in an autonomous vehicle. A power input may be provided from a first battery to a power converter element.
Qualcomm Incorporated

Electric or hybrid vehicle battery pack voltage measurement functional assessment and redundancy

Systems and methods for measuring voltage of a battery pack for an electrified vehicle, such as an electric or hybrid vehicle, include a battery having internal circuits that measure pack voltage and individual cell voltages, an electric machine powered by the battery to propel the vehicle via an external circuit that measures the pack voltage, and a processor programmed to publish the pack voltage to a vehicle network based on a first internal circuit voltage in response to a voltage differential among the internal circuits being less than a threshold and based on the individual cell voltages otherwise. The published pack voltage may be used by one or more battery or vehicle controllers to control various battery and vehicle functions including engine starting in a hybrid vehicle and battery charging and discharging, for example..
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Portable power supply

The invention relates to a power tool and battery pack assembly including a battery pack (18) for connection with the power tool (1) to provide power for the operation of the power tool (1) when connected thereto. The battery pack (18) includes a plurality of power cells and connection means (40, 42) are provided to allow the selective supply of power at least a first or second voltage level to the power tool (1) from the battery pack (18)..
7rdd Limited

Battery powered cordless cleaning system

A cordless, battery-powered system of cleaning products. The system of cleaning products includes devices such as upright vacuums (e.g., a stick vacuum, a lightweight upright vacuum, etc.), a hand-held vacuum, a carpet-cleaner, a canister vacuum, and the like.
Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited

Hedge trimmer

A hedge trimmer includes a first housing with a first handle, a second housing with a second handle, a transmission mechanism combined to the first housing, a trimming blade for being driven by the transmission mechanism to carry out a shearing motion, an electric motor combined to the first housing and for driving the transmission mechanism, and a battery pack combined to the second housing and for supplying power to the electric motor. The first and second housings respectively include first and second rotation connection parts for making them be connected and rotatable around a rotation axis.
Chervon (hk) Limited

Charging means and secondary battery

A charging means and apparatus which can quickly charge the secondary battery, the apparatus includes a plurality of power supply battery packs, each power supply battery pack corresponds to a charge-discharge circuit, and a microcontroller. The microcontroller sequentially and rotationally selects one of the pluralities of power supply battery packs to charge the secondary battery, and the plurality of power supply battery packs will be recharged after the discharging.

Charger, battery pack charging system and cordless power tool system

A charger charges a rechargeable battery pack of a cordless power tool. The charger includes at least one wall that at least partially defines a battery pack receiving space for the battery pack, a first guide extending away from the at least one wall, and a second guide extending away from the at least one wall and spaced from the first guide.
Makita Corporation

Battery system for a power tool, as well as battery holder therefor, charger, and charging system

A battery system for a power tool includes two or more battery packs (12), at least one battery holder (14) adapted to detachably engage two or more of the battery packs and a charger (16, 216, 316, 416) adapted to detachably engage the battery holder and to simultaneously electrically communicate with two or more of the battery packs while the at least one battery holder engages both the charger and the battery packs.. .
Makita Corporation

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

Charging condition control apparatus and battery pack

According to an embodiment, a charging condition control apparatus includes a measurement unit, an estimation unit, a calculation unit and a control unit. The measurement unit measures a present battery capacity of a secondary battery.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Active material, nonaqueous electrolyte battery, battery pack and vehicle

According to one embodiment, there is provided an active material. The active material includes a composite oxide.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Battery pack

A battery pack is disclosed. In one aspect, the battery pack includes a battery cell and an electrode terminal including a plate member electrically connected to the battery cell, and a bolt passing through the plate member.
Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

Modular battery case for prismatic cells and portable off-grid power storage and delivery system

A modular case having similarly sized u-shaped sections that enclose energy storage cells and a battery management system. Additional modules can be ganged together to increase the energy storage and output capacity.
Bren-tronics, Inc.

Separator, battery, battery pack, electronic apparatus, electric vehicle, electric storage device, and power system

A separator includes a substrate layer and a porous surface layer that is provided on at least one major surface of the substrate layer and contains a first particle, a second particle, and a resin material. The surface layer includes a first region configured by the first particle and a second region configured by the second particle and the resin material..
Sony Corporation

Integrated component cap and spacer for a battery pack

A battery pack is disclosed. The battery pack includes a cell with a spacer, and a cap mounted on the spacer.
Apple Inc.

Battery pack system

The present invention relates to a battery pack system, comprising: a plurality of battery cells, sealing fluid and a battery pack case. The battery cells are immersed in the sealing fluid in the battery pack case, which includes a box and a top cover.

Battery pack and battery device

According to an embodiment, a battery pack includes a first housing, first plurality of battery modules, second plurality of battery modules and elastic members. The first housing includes a first outer wall and a second outer wall different from the first outer wall.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Battery pack replacement system

A battery pack replacement system includes multiple different battery adapters that are connectable to a single ac-to-dc converter via a specially adapted power cable, and that are configured to replace the battery pack of a particular tool and provide the correct voltage to the tool.. .
Battery Pack Replacement System, Llc





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