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 Battery management system and method and battery powered appliance incorporating the same patent thumbnailBattery management system and method and battery powered appliance incorporating the same
A controller (11) in a tap timer, having a battery (19) for connected via a charge circuit (23) to selectively charge a storage capacitor c2. The storage capacitor c2 is connected to an actuator circuit (25) to selectively provide power from the storage capacitor c2 to actuate a device m1.
Bookleaf Pty Ltd


 A portable case comprising a rechargable power source patent thumbnailA portable case comprising a rechargable power source
This invention relates to a portable case including a processor configured to control the portable case; a charging port; at least one output port; an adjustable energy storage system further including a battery printed circuit board (bpcb) including a plurality of battery packs connectors; and a central battery management microprocessor (cbmm); and a plurality of battery packs configured to be connected to the plurality of battery packs connectors and to provide power to electronic appliance connected to the at least one output port; a user interface configured to enable powering and monitoring of the portable case; and a recharging element, carryable by the portable case, the recharging element configured to be connected to the charging port and recharge at least one of the plurality of battery packs.. .
Kalisaya Ltd.


 Thermoelectric battery cooling system and method patent thumbnailThermoelectric battery cooling system and method
An exemplary electrified vehicle assembly includes a first coolant loop extending from a battery pack to a radiator, and a second coolant loop extending from the battery pack to a thermoelectric device. At least one valve is configured to permit flow through the first coolant loop to cool the battery pack under a first operating condition, and configured to permit flow within the second coolant loop to cool the battery under a second operating condition..
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


 Method for operating an energy storage unit, battery management system for performing such a method and energy storage unit with such a battery management system patent thumbnailMethod for operating an energy storage unit, battery management system for performing such a method and energy storage unit with such a battery management system
The present invention relates to a method for operating an energy storage unit having a plurality of battery cells (1) electrically connected to one another, each battery cell comprising an over-voltage protection device and a cell protection, wherein an adjacent battery cell voltage (14) on each battery cell (1) of the energy storage unit is monitored to determine whether said battery cell voltage is larger than a predetermined cell voltage minimum value (16), wherein the energy storage unit is switched off when the battery cell voltage (14) drops below the cell voltage minimum value (16). Thereby the battery cells (1) are monitored with respect to a triggering of the respective over-voltage protection devices, wherein the energy storage unit is further operated if a battery cell voltage (14) of a battery cell (1) of the energy storage unit exceeds the cell voltage minimum value (16) and the triggering of the over-voltage protection device of this battery cell (1) is thereby detected.
Robert Bosch Gmbh


 Lithium-based starter battery patent thumbnailLithium-based starter battery
Apparatus for increasing the efficiency of a starter battery for a starter motor of an internal combustion engine in a battery pack arrangement with one or more lithium based cells. The invention includes a solid state switching configuration for high powered battery systems for protecting against over-charging, over-discharging and short circuiting of batteries, especially starter batteries for internal combustion engines..

 Battery, battery pack, electronic equipment, electric vehicle, power storage device, and power system patent thumbnailBattery, battery pack, electronic equipment, electric vehicle, power storage device, and power system
A battery includes a positive electrode formed with a positive electrode active material layer containing a positive electrode active material at least on one side of a positive electrode current collector, a negative electrode formed with a negative electrode active material layer containing a negative electrode active material at least on one side of a negative electrode current collector, a separator, and an electrolyte containing solid particles. The capacity area density (mah/cm2) of the negative electrode active material layer is equal to or higher than 2.2 mah/cm2 and equal to or lower than 10 mah/cm2, and the capacity area density (mah/cm2) of a gap in the negative electrode active material layer is equal to or higher than 5.9 mah/cm2 and equal to or lower than 67 mah/cm2..
Sony Corporation


 Cell frame for redox flow battery, cell stack for redox flow battery, and redox flow battery patent thumbnailCell frame for redox flow battery, cell stack for redox flow battery, and redox flow battery
A cell frame for a redox flow battery comprises: a bipolar plate; and a frame body provided at an outer periphery of the bipolar plate, the frame body including a manifold which penetrates through front and back surfaces of the frame body and through which an electrolyte flows, and at least one slit being formed on the front surface of the frame body and forming a channel of the electrolyte between the manifold and the bipolar plate, a cross sectional shape of the slit, in a longitudinal direction of the slit, having a width w and a depth h, the width w and the depth h satisfying (a) w≧3 mm and (b) 1/8<h/w<1.. .
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.


 Thermal battery and methods of activation patent thumbnailThermal battery and methods of activation
Some embodiments are directed to a dual activation mode thermal battery for powering a load. The thermal battery can include a first power source activable upon receiving mechanical energy.
Eaglepicher Technologies, Llc


 Secondary battery, battery pack, electronic device, electrically driven vehicle, storage device, and power system patent thumbnailSecondary battery, battery pack, electronic device, electrically driven vehicle, storage device, and power system
A secondary battery includes a positive electrode including a positive electrode active material layer having a positive electrode active material, a negative electrode including a negative electrode active material layer having a negative electrode active material, and an electrolyte. The positive electrode active material contains either a lithium iron phosphate compound having an olivine structure or lithium-manganese composite oxide having a spinel structure.
Sony Corporation


 Secondary battery, battery pack, electronic device, electrically driven vehicle, storage device, and power system patent thumbnailSecondary battery, battery pack, electronic device, electrically driven vehicle, storage device, and power system
A secondary battery includes a positive electrode including a positive electrode active material layer having a positive electrode active material, a negative electrode including a negative electrode active material layer having a negative electrode active material, and an electrolyte. The positive electrode active material contains at least either a lithium iron phosphate compound having an olivine structure or lithium-manganese composite oxide having a spinel structure.
Sony Corporation


Nonaqueous electrolyte battery and battery pack, and vehicle

According to one embodiment, a nonaqueous electrolyte battery is a provided. The nonaqueous electrolyte battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a nonaqueous electrolyte.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Battery pack

A battery pack including a housing having a first housing portion and a second housing portion. The first housing portion is secured to the second housing portion and defines an interface for receiving a power tool.
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation

Force generating assembly for a battery pack

A battery pack includes a battery pack housing and an array of pouch cells disposed in the pack housing. The battery pack also includes a force generating assembly disposed in the battery pack housing.
Robert Bosch Gmbh

Battery pack

An assembled battery has a battery block configured by stacking a plurality of single batteries, and fixing components fixing the plurality of the single batteries. The fixing components include a pair of end plates disposed at both ends in a stacked direction of the plurality of the single batteries, and a metal band making the plurality of the single batteries in a compressed state by coupling end parts of the pair of the end plates each other.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Electrical energy storage

An electrical energy storage device, which may be for example a sodium ion capacitor (nic), lithium ion capacitor (lic), hybrid ion capacitor, a sodium ion battery or lithium ion battery. Active materials in either or both the anode and the cathode may be derived entirely or primarily from a single precursor: legume or nut shells, for example peanut shells, which are a green and highly economical waste globally generated in million tons per year..
The Governors Of The University Of Alberta

Balancing power supply and demand

A method and apparatus to balance adapter power supply and computing device power demand. In one embodiment, power to/from battery pack(s) maybe controlled by adjusting the output voltage of the power adapter via the current input to the power adapter through a feedback pin to meet power demand of electrical loads.
Intel Corporation

Battery management system for predicting life of a reconfigurable battery pack

A method for predicting life of a reconfigurable battery pack, includes receiving a usage parameter of a reconfigurable battery pack, the battery pack comprising interconnected battery cells; identifying a state of health (soh) of degraded battery cells and a capacity of the reconfigurable battery pack; and determine a number of fresh battery cells to replace the degraded cells for the usage parameter based on the soh and the capacity of the reconfigurable battery pack.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Battery-assisted electric vehicle charging system and method

The disclosed systems and methods are directed to a battery assisted charging station. A battery system comprising plurality of batteries and a battery management system software controlling the operations of the battery system, function together with a vehicle charging system that charges electric vehicles using one or both of stored power provided by a battery system, and power provided by a utility power grid.
Powin Energy Corporation

Vehicle floor lower structure

A vehicle floor lower structure comprising a fuel tank that is disposed under a floor of a vehicle, and a battery pack that is disposed under the floor of the vehicle and at a vehicle body rear side of the fuel tank, and the battery pack is configured to be a power source to drive a traction motor installed in the vehicle. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Powered skateboard system comprising inner-motorized omniwheel trucks

A powered skateboard system comprising a skateboard deck having a top surface for supporting a rider of the inner-motorized omniwheel powered skateboard, a bottom surface configured to facilitate engagement with one or more inner-motorized omniwheel trucks, and a compartment adapted to store one of more components including a control system and wire connections disposed between the control device of the inner-motorized omniwheel powered skateboard; and one or more battery packs configured for a primary and a secondary back up power source and as well, a removable compartment cover configured to cover the opening formed by the compartment in the bottom portion of the powered skateboard deck. The control system comprising methodologies configured to control the power of the one or more inner-motorized omniwheel trucks by using a hand held wireless control device, the hand held wireless control device including one or more motion control buttons and toggle switches or by using a wireless phone device, the wireless phone device including one or more motion control buttons and toggle switches configured to transmit and to receive information associated with the operation of the inner-motorized omniwheel trucks..

Electrified vehicle cabin heating

An exemplary electrified vehicle assembly includes a battery pack, a cabin heater, and a coolant loop that communicates liquid coolant from the battery pack to the cabin heater. The cabin heater configured to heat a cabin of a vehicle with thermal energy from liquid coolant..
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Vibrating fitness ball

A fitness ball has first and second hemispheres, which are connectable to form a complete sphere. The first hemisphere supports a motor having a pair of rotatable eccentric masses at opposite ends of a common drive shaft.
Hyper Ice, Inc.

Solar battery module

A solar battery module includes: a sealing layer including a solar battery cell and a sealant sealing the solar battery cell; a front side layer formed from a resin and disposed at a side of the sealing layer at which sunlight is incident; a back side layer that is disposed at an opposite side of the sealing layer from the side at which the front side layer is disposed; and a cooler that is disposed at an opposite side of the back side from the side at which the sealing layer is disposed.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki

On-board solar battery module

An on-board solar battery module includes: an encapsulant layer of power generating elements; a top surface layer joined to the encapsulant layer on the side corresponding to a light receiving surface side of the power generating elements; and a back surface layer joined to the encapsulant layer on the side opposite the side corresponding to the light receiving surface side of the power generating elements. Furthermore, an end portion of the back surface layer is positioned on the inner side of an end portion of the top surface layer in an extension direction of the top surface layer, and the top surface layer has a general portion that covers the power generating elements, and a peripheral edge portion that is formed at an end portion side thereof on the outer side of the general portion, and that has a thicker panel thickness than that of the general portion..
Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki

Battery management system

Systems, methods, and devices of managing a battery assembly used to power an object are provided to discharge a battery assembly for a safe and long-term storage. A controlled self-discharge of the battery assembly may be initiated when the power to the object is turned off for a certain length of time or the battery assembly is not in use for a threshold length of time.
Sz Dji Technology Co., Ltd

Storage system and storage method

A system includes: connectors electrically connected to storage battery packs respectively; at least one of a discharger that discharges electric power of the storage battery packs through the connectors and a charger that charges the storage battery packs through the connectors; an information holder that holds identification information of the connectors; a receiver that receives information of the storage battery packs and the identification information of the connectors connected to the storage battery packs, which the storage battery packs receive from the information holder, respectively from the storage battery packs through wireless communication; and a storage that stores the received information of the storage battery packs and the received identification information of the connectors connected to the storage battery packs.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Controlling battery states of charge in systems having separate power sources

A control system is designed or configured to control the state of charge of a battery or battery pack in a system containing a separate power source, which is separate from the battery or battery pack. In operation, the battery or battery pack is called upon to intermittently provide power for certain functions.
Powergenix Systems, Inc.

Energy 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

Battery pack retention device and method

An exemplary battery pack retention device includes a first loop configured to engage a first port assembly of a battery module, a second loop configured to engage a second port assembly of the battery module, and a transition section coupling the first loop to the second loop. An exemplary battery pack manifold retention method includes coupling a first manifold section to a first coolant fin with a first port assembly, coupling a second manifold section to a second coolant fin with a second port assembly, and limiting relative movement between the first and second port assemblies to maintain the first manifold section in an engaged position with the second manifold section..
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Transport system for convertible battery pack

A battery pack and transport coupler for enabling the battery pack to reduce the pack power capacity. The battery pack include a plurality of strings of battery cells and a switching network for coupling and decoupling the strings of battery cells from each other.
Black & Decker Inc.

Battery module

A battery module includes a bus bar; and a plurality of battery packs electrically connected to each other by the bus bar and arranged in front and rear directions, wherein each of the plurality of battery packs comprises a front polarity display part and a rear polarity display part that display polarities of terminals in front and rear positions of the terminals, wherein the front polarity display part and the rear polarity display part are formed to have different heights.. .
Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

Phase change materials for refrigeration and ice making

A bottom mount refrigerator is provided including a thermal battery or phase change material positioned within the refrigerator or freezer in order to increase energy efficiency and compartment sizes of the refrigerator. The thermal battery can be used with an ice maker to aid in removing heat from the water in the ice maker to produce ice.
Whirlpool Corporation

Systems 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.

Battery and hard drive exchange station for robots

An example method includes receiving, by a mobile robotic device, power from a battery of a first battery pack in order to operate within an environment. The method further includes establishing a first data channel between the mobile robotic device and the first battery pack.
Google Inc.

System 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

Roof integrated sunlight generation module with a device capable of improving and optimizing sunlight generation efficiency

The present invention relates to a roof integrated sunlight generation module having a device capable of improving and optimizing sunlight generation efficiency, and a sunlight generation module according to an embodiment includes a solar battery module generating electric power by using sunlight, an external frame having a receiving part receiving the solar battery module, a support frame disposed in the receiving part to support the solar battery module, the support frame having a penetration part formed at a center region, and a generating efficiency optimization device installed in the penetration part and connected to an output terminal of the solar battery module to optimize efficiency of sunlight generation. Through installing the generation efficiency optimization device capable of controlling each solar battery at each solar battery, total generation efficiency of the sunlight generation system can be maximized.
Edisun Solitec Co., Ltd.

Secondary-battery protecting integrated circuit, secondary battery protection apparatus, and battery pack

A secondary-battery protecting integrated circuit includes, a power supply terminal connected to a positive electrode of the secondary battery, a ground terminal connected to a negative electrode, an input terminal connected to the negative terminal, a control terminal at which a control signal is input, a pull-down resistor connected between the control terminal and the ground terminal, a voltage monitoring circuit monitoring a voltage between the control terminal and the ground terminal, a voltage comparison circuit configured to compare a voltage at the control terminal with a voltage at the input terminal; and a control circuit configured to perform an operation in which a discharge operation of the secondary battery is prevented by turning off a discharge control transistor included in the switch circuit in response to the voltage monitoring circuit detecting that the voltage between the control terminal and the ground terminal is greater than a first threshold.. .
Mitsumi Electric Co., Ltd.

Charging rate leveling device and power supply system

Provided are a charging rate leveling device and a power supply system including the charging rate leveling device capable of leveling more quickly a charging rate of a plurality of battery cells a battery pack includes. In the power supply system a controlling device includes a two-way dc/dc convertor connected to an auxiliary battery separated from the battery pack, a switch array capable of selectively connecting each of the plurality of auxiliary battery cells the battery pack includes to the two-way dc/dc convertor, so as to charge the battery cell with electric power of the auxiliary battery, and a controller controlling the switch array to connect the lowest voltage battery cell selected among the plurality of battery cells, so as to reduce a difference between charging rates soc of each of the plurality of battery cells..
Yazaki Corporation

Elastic bellows and battery cell assemblies including same

A battery pack includes a battery housing and electrochemical cells disposed in the battery housing in a stacked configuration. Elastic members are disposed between adjacent cells of a cell stack.
Robert Bosch Gmbh

Elastic plates and battery cell assemblies including same

A battery pack includes a battery housing and electrochemical cells disposed in the battery housing in a stacked configuration. Elastic members are disposed between adjacent cells of a cell stack.
Robert Bosch Gmbh

Redox flow battery operating redox flow battery system

A redox flow battery system includes a plurality of branch circuits electrically connecting a plurality of battery cell parts in parallel; a switching unit configured to switch conduction states of a closed loop in which the branch circuits are connected together; a circulation mechanism including a tank configured to store an electrolyte, and a pump configured to circulate the electrolyte from the tank to the battery cell parts; a detection unit configured to detect physical quantities correlating with open circuit voltages of the battery cell parts; a determination unit configured to determine, on a basis of the physical quantities detected by the detection unit, as to whether or not a voltage difference between the open circuit voltages of the battery cell parts is more than a predetermined value; and a control unit configured to control a switching operation of the switching unit such that, when the determination unit determines the voltage difference to be more than the predetermined value, the closed loop is brought into a non-conducting state and, when the determination unit determines the voltage difference to be equal to or less than the predetermined value, the closed loop is brought into a conducting state.. .
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

Rechargeable battery pack

A rechargeable battery pack is disclosed. In one aspect, the battery pack includes a battery cell including an electrode terminal in a cap plate and configured to perform charging and discharging operations, a protection element connected to the electrode terminal via a first connecting tab and a protection management package connected to a second connecting tab of the protection element and connected to the cap plate via an electrode tab.
Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

Elastic bladder and battery cell assemblies including same

A battery pack includes a battery housing and electrochemical cells disposed in the battery housing in a stacked configuration. Elastic bladders are disposed between adjacent cells of a cell stack.
Robert Bosch Gmbh

Bit holder for a cordless power drill

A bit holder for a cordless power drill provides a strap with a buckle and hook-and-loop fastener strips, which enable the user to easily secure the strap tightly around the battery pack of the power drill. An additional hook-and-loop fastener strip is provided on the strap, such that the user may affix a rectangular patch, which is provided, to the strap.

Wireless 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

“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

Motor driving method, battery pack and semiconductor device

The present invention provides a motor driving method, a battery pack, and a semiconductor device capable of variable-controlling a bus voltage from a battery pack. A battery pack outputting a bus voltage to a positive voltage node using a negative voltage node as a reference, an inverter unit converting the bus voltage to ac voltage by switching according to a pwm signal and driving a motor, and a motor control unit generating the pwm signal are used.
Renesas Electronics Corporation

Electric power tool system

An electric power tool system comprises a tool main body, a battery pack detachably attached to the tool main body, and a first charger that charges the battery pack. The first charger comprises a rechargeable battery that supplies current to at least one rechargeable battery of the battery pack.
Makita Corporation

Energy storage system

An energy storage system includes a battery system, a direct current link, and a controller. The battery system includes battery racks that respectively include rack battery management systems.
Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

Battery pack and controlling charging and discharging of the battery pack

A battery assembly including: at least one rechargeable lithium battery including a negative electrode including a silicon-containing negative active material selected from silicon, a silicon-carbon composite, and a combination thereof, and a positive electrode including a positive active material; a circuit board electrically connected to the battery assembly; and an outer terminal electrically connecting the battery assembly to an outer power or an outer load, wherein the circuit board includes a charge/discharge element for charging and discharging the battery assembly and a charge/discharge controller electrically connected to the battery assembly and the charge/discharge element, wherein the charge/discharge controller controls the charge and discharge of the battery assembly, and wherein a discharge cut-off voltage of the charge/discharge controller is predetermined as a voltage when lixsi present in the negative electrode during the discharge has an x value of less than or equal to about 1.25.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.





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