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new patent Electric tool system
A power tool system includes a battery pack, a charger connectable to the battery pack, and a power tool body connectable to the battery pack. The battery pack includes a battery pack memory that stores identification information in a smallest unit allowing for communication with the charger and the power tool body.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


new patent Method and sensing environment and optimizing power efficiency using an antenna
Embodiments relate to a sensing device configured to sense the environment of an antenna in a wireless communications or wireless power transfer device without impacting data signal or transferred power integrity. By incorporating a sensing device in the wireless device that operates outside the data signal operating and operational power transfer frequency(s) of the antenna, send/receive data signal integrity may be retained while sensing the environment of the antenna.
Commsense Inc.


new patent Distributed battery management system
The present disclosure relates to a distributed battery management system. The system includes a master module and at least one slave module.
Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited


new patent Wireless charging device and wearable device
The present invention discloses a wireless charging device, comprising a power generation module, a power storage module, a wireless charging emitting module and a wireless charging receiving module, and the power generation module can generate current in a motion state, and the power storage module comprises an electrical energy transmission unit and an automatic power storage unit electrically coupled to the electrical energy transmission unit, and the automatic power storage unit is employed to store the current generated by the power generation module, and the electrical energy transmission unit is employed to provide electrical energy to the wireless charging emitting module, and the wireless charging emitting module transmits the electrical energy to the wireless charging receiving module. The wireless charging device can charge the apparatus to be charged anytime and extend the battery life of the apparatus to be charged..
Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.


new patent Power tool
A power tool capable of appropriately performing discharge control with respect to respective battery packs whose battery types are different from each other. The power tool includes: a battery connecting part to which one of a first battery pack and a second battery pack having capacity smaller than that of the first battery pack is detachably attachable; a motor driven by electric power supplied from the battery pack; current detection means configured to detect a discharge current flowing from the battery pack to the motor; cut-off controlling means configured to cut off the discharge current when the discharge current becomes equal to or larger than a current threshold; and battery type discrimination means configured to discriminate the battery pack connected to the battery connecting part.
Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.


new patent Multi-functional high capacity portable power charger
A portable charger is capable of jump starting a 12v car battery as well as charging 5v portable electronic devices. The charger includes a charger battery; a power supply operatively connected with the charger battery; at least one usb output jack operatively connected with the power supply for providing +5v usb power; and positive and negative jumper cable jacks operatively connected with the power supply for providing +12 v dc power to jump start a vehicle battery..
Halo International Sezc Ltd.


new patent Optimizer battery pv energy generation systems
Embodiments disclose an energy generation system including a photovoltaic (pv) array having a plurality of pv modules for generating direct current (dc) power, a plurality of opti-battery packs coupled to the pv array, where each opti-battery pack is coupled to a respective pv module and configured to receive dc power from the respective pv module, and an inverter configured to receive dc power from the plurality of opti-battery packs and to convert the dc power to alternating current (ac) power.. .
Solarcity Corporation


new patent Automatic smart transfer switch for energy generation systems
Embodiments disclose solar energy generation systems with automatic smart transfer switches. An energy generation system includes an array of pv modules, a pv inverter coupled to the array of pv modules, and a battery pack configured to store dc power from the pv modules and output the stored dc power.
Solarcity Corporation


new patent Cooling system for a battery pack system for quickly addressing thermal runaway
A battery pack system includes a battery pack module having a plurality of sealed battery cell containers, each having at least one battery cell configured to store electrical energy and a port. The battery pack system further includes a battery pack management system having a controller and a plurality of sensors operatively connected to the controller.
Nextev Usa, Inc.


new patent Secondary battery, electrolytic solution, battery pack, electronic device, and electrical vehicle
A secondary battery capable of improving cycle characteristics, conservation characteristics, and load characteristics is provided. The secondary battery includes a cathode, an anode, and an electrolytic solution.
Sony Corporation


new patent

Battery, battery pack, and uninterruptible power supply

The present invention provides a battery, including a cathode, a anode, and an electrolyte solution. The cathode includes a cathode active substance and a cathode current collector.
Positec Power Tools (suzhou) Co., Ltd.

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Redox flow battery

A redox flow battery includes first and second electrodes, a separator separating the first and second electrodes, an active material, an electrolytic solution containing a redox species, and a circulation mechanism. The active material is insoluble in the electrolytic solution.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

new patent

Battery pack

The present invention relates to a battery pack capable of improving stability from safety issues occurring in an overcurrent state. The battery pack includes a unit cell, a bus bar electrically connected to the unit cell and short-circuited by overcurrent, and a protection part disposed in the bus bar to absorb spark occurring when the bus bar is short-circuited..
Lg Chem, Ltd.

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Series-coupling component for battery pack and battery pack

A series-coupling component for a battery pack includes a circular plate-shaped bulkhead portion, a cylinder portion taking the bulkhead portion as a top surface and opening downward, an upper end side of the unit battery being inserted into the cylinder portion, and a wall surface portion erected upwardly along a peripheral edge of the bulkhead portion to hold a lower end side of the unit battery, separated by a cutout portion from an upper end of a cylindrical side surface up to a top surface of the bulkhead portion at a part of the cylindrical side surface that opens at the upper side taking the bulkhead portion as a bottom, the bulkhead portion has a hole that communicates in an up and down direction and a groove that has a rectangular cross-section on a top surface and opens at peripheral edges of the hole and the bulkhead portion.. .
Fdk Corporation

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Bus bar module and battery pack

A bus bar module includes a plurality of bus bars, conductive portions for the respective bus bars, and a flexible flat conductor that includes insulating holding members each holding each of the conductive portions and each of the bus bars. The flexible flat conductor includes conductor connection areas for the respective bus bars in which the bus bar and an electric connecting portion are electrically connected to each other, and a connection area that connects the adjacent conductor connection areas in an arranging direction of the bus bars.
Yazaki Corporation

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Damping arrangement for battery cell

A battery pack including a plurality of battery cells and a battery housing defining a plurality of receptacles each configured to support a respective one of the plurality of battery cells is provided. A plurality of damping inserts are each arranged within a respective one of the plurality of receptacles and positioned between a respective one of the plurality of battery cells and the battery housing..
Nextev Usa, Inc.

new patent

Battery pack

The present disclosure discloses a battery pack suitable for improving cooling efficiency of a cooling duct for battery cells in a battery module by reducing a sealing area between a lower case and an upper case configured to fully surround the battery module. The battery pack according to the present disclosure includes a battery module including battery cells sequentially stacked and a cooling duct located on side of the battery cells; a lower case configured to load the battery module and the cooling duct therein; and an upper case coupled to the lower case so as to cover the battery module and the cooling duct, the upper case having a vent structure on the cooling duct.
Lg Chem, Ltd.

new patent

Flexible positive temperature coefficient device with battery management system

An electronic device including a protected component, a flexible positive temperature coefficient (ptc) device including a flexible sheet of ptc material coupled to a surface of the protected component, the flexible ptc device electrically connected to the protected component and adapted to arrest or mitigate electrical current flowing through the protected component upon the occurrence of an overcurrent condition, and a battery management system coupled to the flexible ptc device, the battery management system configured to measure a voltage across the flexible ptc device and to arrest or mitigate electrical current in the electronic device if the measured voltage across the flexible ptc device exceeds a predetermined threshold.. .
Littelfuse, Inc.

new patent

Method of manufacturing battery pack

(a) a used battery pack is prepared. (b) by disassembling the used battery pack, a cell etc.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

new patent

Temperature measuring apparatus, electrical assembly and battery pack

The present disclosure discloses a temperature measuring apparatus, an electrical assembly, and a battery pack. The temperature measuring apparatus comprises a heat transfer element, a temperature measuring device, and a wiring board.
Tyco Electronics Technology (sip) Co. Ltd.

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Engine, self-starter unit, and altering engine specifications

An engine is equipped with a starter motor which is attached to an engine main body and is configured to perform cranking of a crankshaft. The engine is further equipped with a battery pack (37).
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

new patent

Electric bicycle frame and electric bicycle

The present invention relates to an electric bicycle frame and electric bicycle, the frame comprising a down tube with a housing defined therein into which an electric battery pack is inserted, the housing of the down tube having an insertion opening in its upper part for introducing the electric battery pack, such that the electric battery pack is concealed and protected inside the down tube of the frame with suitable accessibility for removal.. .
Bh Bikes Europe, S.l.

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Electrically operated bicycle

Provided herein is an electrically operated bicycle including a first frame, a second frame coupled to the first frame and including a seat, a first axle frame supporting a front axle connected to a front wheel and rotatably connected to one end of the first frame, a second axle frame supporting a rear axle connected to a rear wheel, a driving member configured to apply a driving force to at least one of the front wheel and the rear wheel, a battery pack electrically connected to the driving member, and an engagement member coupled to the battery pack and configured to fix the battery pack to at least one of the first frame and the second frame.. .

Mobile x-ray apparatus

Provided is a mobile x-ray apparatus including: an x-ray radiator configured to emit x-rays; a battery configured to supply power to the x-ray radiator; a charger configured to charge the battery; a battery management system (bms) configured to receive power from the battery or the charger and output a first signal based on a state of the battery; and a first switch configured to be turned off according to the first signal to prevent power from being supplied to the bms, wherein the first switch is further configured to be turned on by power supplied from the charger when the bms is shut down.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Systems and methods for controlling electronically operable access devices using wi-fi and radio frequency technology

Systems and methods are disclosed for controlling access devices including wi-fi and dual radio communications between an access control database and one or more access devices in a facility. The systems and methods allow real time communications between the database and the access devices utilizing existing communications wi-fi infrastructure in the facility while minimizing loss of battery life of the access devices by employing the radio network to target all or a portion of the access devices for communications when needed..
Schlage Lock Company Llc

Power distribution device for use with portable battery

A power distribution device for use with rechargeable batteries, such as power tool batteries or battery packs, that is capable of powering a number of accessory devices such as geographical positioning system devices, depth finders, phones and radios.. .

Battery pack

An inner case affixes single cells and has multiple individual storage chambers. A fluid drive device draws a fluid after passing through the individual storage chambers to form a circulation flow.
Denso Corporation

Battery module

Provided is a battery module including a first cooling plate, a battery pack mounted on the first cooling plate, a cover to shield the battery pack, the cover being coupled to the first cooling plate, a coupling portion fixed to the cover, and a circuit module into which the coupling portion is inserted, the circuit module being mounted on the cover to be electrically connected to the battery pack.. .
Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

Space efficient battery pack designs

A battery pack includes a first side oriented battery assembly, a second side oriented battery assembly, and a vent chamber arranged between the first side oriented battery assembly and the second side oriented battery assembly. The first and second side oriented battery assemblies are thus arranged to share a common vent chamber.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Battery pack for a handheld power tool

A battery pack for a handheld power tool, having a cell holder that accommodates at least one battery cell, the battery cell having a cladding surface that runs parallel to a longitudinal axis, the cladding surface being limited by two end faces that run perpendicular to the longitudinal axis, and the cladding surface and the end faces forming an outer shell of the battery cell, and a battery pack electronics. The battery pack electronics includes at least one circuit board having contact elements for producing an electrical connection between the battery pack and the handheld power tool, in addition at least one contact arrangement corresponding to the battery cell is provided, the contact arrangement electrically contacting the corresponding battery cell at the cladding surface..
Robert Bosch Gmbh

Electrolyte solution, battery pack, electronic apparatus, electric vehicle, power storage apparatus, and power system

A battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and an electrolyte solution, in which the electrolyte solution contains a predetermined compound.. .
Sony Corporation

Composite membrane, preparing the composite membrane, and lithium air battery including the composite membrane

A composite membrane includes an ion-conductive polymer layer; and a plurality of gas blocking inorganic particles non-continuously aligned on the ion-conductive polymer layer, wherein the composite membrane has a radius of curvature of about 10 millimeters or less.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Battery pack for a handheld machine tool

A battery pack for a handheld machine tool, having a cell holder and at least one battery cell, the cell holder accommodating the at least one battery cell, and the battery cell having a lateral area that extends parallel to a longitudinal axis, the lateral area being delimited by two end faces that extend at a right angle to the longitudinal axis and on which the electrical poles of the battery cell are located. At least one elastic, heat-conductive insert is situated between at least one end face of the battery cell and a wall of the battery pack housing extending parallel to the end face of the battery cell.
Robert Bosch Gmbh

Battery pack and manufacturing method therefor

The present disclosure relates to a battery pack having improved assemblability, processability, and productivity, and configured to reduce manufacturing costs and enhance the scalability and durability of a pack case. The battery pack includes: a cell assembly including a plurality of secondary cells and a plurality of cartridges, the cartridges being configured to be stacked on one another and to accommodate the secondary cells while surrounding outer circumferential portions of the secondary cells from outsides of the secondary cells; a lower housing having an empty inner space to accommodate the cell assembly in the inner space, the lower housing being opened on an upper side thereof; a lower end plate including a plate-shaped metallic material and placed in surface contact with a lower surface of the lower housing; and a lower cover placed on a lower portion of the lower end plate to cover the lower end plate, the lower cover being fixedly coupled to the lower housing..
Lg Chem, Ltd.

Battery pack

A battery pack which includes at least one surface and a plurality of cell holders inclined with respect to at least one surface. The cell holders have a size sufficient to hold respective battery cells inclined with respect to the at least one surface..
Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

Apparatus and methods for selective coding of images

Apparatus and methods for resolution based, selective retrieval, of various portions of video content for e.g., accelerated rendering. Embodiments described herein select different portions of content to retrieve at different resolutions; content of interest can be rendered at high resolution, boundary content can be retrieved and/or rendered at low resolution.
Gopro, Inc.

Analyzing and controlling performance in a composite battery module

A method for performance analysis and use management of a battery module is disclosed, wherein the battery module includes a multitude of interconnected battery cells and a battery management system with a plurality of dedicated analysis/control units (acus) that analyze performance of the battery module, the acus being assigned to individual battery cells and/or battery blocks of battery module. The method includes measuring current and voltage of one or more of an individual battery cell and a battery block; calculating a charge removal from the one or more of the individual battery cell and the battery block; calculating a loading charge of the one or more of the individual battery cell and the battery block; determining the remaining charge of the one or more of the individual battery cell and the battery block; and failure monitoring of the one or more of the individual battery cell and the battery block..
International Business Machines Corporation

System and selecting charging source for electrified vehicle

A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, charging a battery pack of an electrified vehicle using an amount of harvested energy from an energy harvesting device and an amount of energy from a grid. The amount of harvested energy is predicted based on at least a weather forecast..
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Energy generation and storage system with electric vehicle charging capability

An inverter includes a battery pack connection for supplying energy to or receiving energy from a photovoltaic string, a battery pack, an ac grid connection for supplying power to or receiving power from an ac grid, a connection for supplying power to a home back-up load, an electric vehicle connection for supplying to and receiving power from an electric vehicle (ev) battery, and a control input configured to receive one or more control signals for controlling the flow of power within the inverter. The inverter, under the control of the one or more control signals, converts power received from one of different power sources and provides the converted power to charge a battery of the ev..
Solarcity Corporation

Modular drive system for skateboards

A modular motorized drive system for skateboards allows users to quickly and easily swap out electronics, battery packs, motors, and other components on their skateboards with replacement or upgraded components. Users can thereby keep their skateboards for long periods of time without the skateboards becoming outdated.
Dash Electric, Inc.

Surface cleaning apparatus with cordless convertible handheld configuration

In an embodiment, a surface cleaning apparatus is disclosed. The surface cleaning apparatus including a surface cleaning head, a handheld unit, at least one tube configured to be removably coupled between the handheld unit and the surface cleaning head such that an air flow path is formed from the surface cleaning head through the tube to the handheld unit, and a battery pack electrically connected to the handheld unit and configured to be removably mounted to the surface cleaning head, to the tube, and/or to the handheld unit..
Sharkninja Operating Llc

Power tool electronics

A battery waking circuit and a battery leakage circuit are provided. The battery waking circuit includes a first battery pack and a second battery pack connected in series and a first switch connected to the first battery pack along a first current path.
Ac (macao Commercial Offshore) Limited

Method and system for charging multi-cell lithium-based battery packs

A method and system for charging multi-cell lithium-based batteries. In some aspects, a battery charger includes a housing, at least one terminal to electrically connect to a battery pack supported by the housing, and a controller operable to provide a charging current to the battery pack through the at least one terminal.
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation

Systems and methods for management of asymmetrical multi-tapped battery packs

This disclosure describes a battery pack that includes a plurality of asymmetrical banks, with different capacities and/or voltages, and multiple taps, coupled to the corresponding banks, to power electrical loads. The battery pack also comprise a balancing circuit and a battery management unit.
Apple Inc.

Battery thermal management assembly

A battery thermal management assembly is provided. The battery thermal management assembly includes a vehicle thermal assembly including a first thermal exchange module arranged adjacent to a first thermal exchange circuit.
Nextev Usa, Inc.

Battery pack for electric vehicle

Disclosed is a battery pack for an electric vehicle including a battery cell module, a battery receiving region in which a cell module support unit configured to support the battery cell module is provided, a cooling plate provided between the battery cell module and the cell module support unit, the cooling plate having a shape corresponding to a shape of the battery cell module, and a gap prevention pad configured to prevent a gap from being formed between the cooling plate and the battery cell module when the battery cell module is fixed in the battery receiving region, thereby preventing deterioration in cooling performance and durability.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Temperature measuring assembly, electrical device assembly, battery pack connecting assembly and battery pack

The present invention discloses a temperature measuring assembly, electrical device assembly, battery pack connecting assembly and battery pack. The temperature measuring assembly comprises a temperature measuring element, an output connector and a heat transfer component.
Tyco Electronics (shanghai) Co. Ltd.

Estimation of cell voltage excursion in the presence of battery pack sensing faults

A method and system are disclosed for estimating cell voltage excursion in a battery pack in the presence of a sensing fault in which actual cell voltages of first and second battery cells in a block of battery cells become unknown or missing. The sensing fault is detected, and a cell voltage is determined for each cell in the block other than the first and second cells.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Secondary battery, manufacturing same, and battery pack employing same

A secondary battery including an electrode body that includes a positive electrode plate and a negative electrode plate, an outer body that houses the electrode body, a metal sealing plate that seals an opening of the outer body, a positive electrode collector electrically connected to the positive electrode plate and the sealing plate, a negative electrode external terminal connected to the negative electrode plate through a negative electrode collector. In the secondary battery, a first projection and a second projection are formed on a surface of the sealing plate on a battery inner side, the positive electrode collector includes a first opening and a cut-out, the first projection is disposed in the first opening, the first projection and an edge portion of the first opening is welded and connected to each other, and the second projection is disposed in the cut-out..
Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.

Redox flow battery electrode, and redox flow battery

A redox flow electrode according to one aspect of the present invention is a redox flow battery electrode disposed between an ion exchange membrane and a bipolar plate, wherein the electrode includes a conductive sheet containing carbon nanotubes having an average fiber diameter of 1 μm or less, and a porous sheet that is laminated to the conductive sheet and is formed from fibers having an average fiber diameter of greater than 1 μm.. .
Showa Denko K.k.

Battery pack

A battery pack has bus bars, a battery stack which is an assembly of plural battery cells, a bus bar casing which supports a bus bar casing, and a cover member. Electrode terminals of battery cells adjacently arranged in the battery stack are connected together through the bus bars.
Yazaki Corporation

Battery module and battery pack comprising same

A battery module is provided. A battery module according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a cartridge assembly including a plurality of cartridges, each cartridge accommodating a battery cell, a casing including an opening formed therein and accommodating the cartridge assembly through the opening and surrounding the cartridge assembly, and a cover coupled to the opening of the casing, in which the cover includes a pressurizing portion pressurizing the battery cell when the battery cell swells..
Lg Chem, Ltd.

Battery pack

Each battery module of a battery pack includes a stack of serially connected battery cells, a gas discharge duct extending in a cell arrangement direction to guide gas discharged from a relief valve of each battery cell to an outside of the battery module, the gas discharge duct having a first connection opening at one end and a second connection opening at the other end, a first connection terminal piece having an inner end portion electrically connected to an electrode of one of the battery cells at one end of the serial connection and an outer end portion disposed inside the first connection opening, and a second connection terminal piece having an inner end portion electrically connected to an electrode of another one of the battery cells at another end of the serial connection and an outer end portion disposed inside the second connection opening.. .
Denso Corporation

Battery module

A battery module includes a battery pack, a circuit to control charge and discharge operations of the battery pack, a connector through which current is output from the battery pack, a fuse block to selectively interrupt current of the battery pack, a frame to support the circuit, the connector, and the fuse block; and a coupling block accommodating the circuit at a first side and supporting the connector and the fuse block at a second side at upward positions relative to the frame.. .
Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

Battery pack and vehicle comprising the same

Provided is a battery pack including a pack case configured to form an exterior; a cell assembly accommodated in the pack case, and including a plurality of battery cells respectively including electrode leads; a pack cover configured to cover the pack case so as to package the cell assembly; and a lead connecting substrate provided between the cell assembly and the pack cover, configured to connect the electrode leads of the plurality of battery cells to one another, and including insert-molded terminals penetrating through the pack cover to be connected to an external power supply.. .
Lg Chem, Ltd.

Electrolyte, battery, battery pack, electronic apparatus, electric vehicle, power storage apparatus, and power system

[solving means] a battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and an electrolyte. The electrolyte includes an electrolyte solution containing a solvent, an electrolyte salt, and a compound having a predetermined structure..
Sony Corporation

System and managing battery on the basis of time required for charging

Provided are a weighted least square (wls)-based state of health (soh) estimating system and method. A battery management system according to an aspect of the present invention includes a measurer measuring a time required for charging at each of preset voltage intervals within a preset voltage range in which a battery is charged with a constant current; and an estimator estimating a parameter using an estimated value of time required for charging according to a preset metamodel and a measured value of a time required for charging after completion of the constant current charging..
Kia Motors Corporation

Systems and methods for delivering heat in a battery powered blow dryer

A battery powered blow dryer having a novel heating element technology that can be powered by an attached battery pack. The heating element includes an infrared light bulb that emits high heat with relatively low power consumption compared to current methods.
Spur Concepts Inc.

Battery pack for electric vehicle

A battery pack for an electric motor comprises a base plate, a plurality of rectangular battery modules positioned laterally one next to another, a securing strap provided for each battery module and including an upper portion extending along an upper surface of the corresponding battery module in a fore and aft direction, a front portion extending downward from a front end of the upper portion along a front surface of the corresponding battery module, a rear portion extending downward from a rear end of the upper portion along a rear surface of the corresponding battery module, a front mounting portion formed in a lower end of the front portion and secured to the base plate, a rear mounting portion formed in a lower end of the rear portion and secured to the base plate. A connecting plate extends laterally and is fixedly connected to the securing straps..
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Battery system for a hybrid vehicle

A battery system for a vehicle is provided. The battery system includes: first and second output terminals; a battery pack including a primary pole and a secondary pole which are respectively electrically connected or connectable to one of the first and second output terminals; an electrically operable pre-charge switch electrically connected to the primary pole of the battery pack and to the first output terminal; a first resistor arranged in series with the electrically operable pre-charge switch; an isolation monitoring circuit adapted to monitor the overall isolation of the battery system ;a semiconductor switch adapted to bidirectionally conduct a current in a first state and to bidirectionally block the current in a second state; and a second resistor arranged in series with the first resistor and in parallel with the semiconductor switch..
Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

Adaptive thermal management of an electric energy storage method and system apparatus

A system, method, and computer-readable storage medium to dynamically manage heat in an electric energy storage system, such as a battery pack or ultra-capacitor pack system in a system or device having a variable electrical loads that may impact performance or life, such as in an electric vehicle.. .

Body structure of vehicle

A body structure of a vehicle includes a floor panel, a battery pack, an electric water heater (electric apparatus), and a bracket which mounts the electric water heater to the floor panel. The electric water heater is mounted to the floor panel so as to set a battery pack side of the electric apparatus higher..
Mitsubishi Jidosha Engineering Kabushiki Kaisha

Scoreboard and system

A scoreboard system, the system including a scoreboard. The scoreboard is configured to display at least one score.
Black & Decker Inc.

Low power battery mode for wireless-enabled device prior to commissioning

The wireless lighting control device examples conserve battery power before installation and/or commissioning. To save battery life, such a device remains in a low power mode and is awakened for commissioning, for example, by a button press (e.g.
Abl Ip Holding Llc

Low power battery mode for wireless-enabled device prior to commissioning

The wireless lighting control device examples conserve battery power before installation and/or commissioning. To save battery life, such a device remains in a low power mode and is awakened for commissioning, for example, by a button press (e.g.
Abl Ip Holding Llc

Portable lighting devices

A method for increasing battery life in a lighting device powered by a battery source in which an electronic switch is caused to provide a declining power supply to a light emitting diode (“led”) as a power profile of the battery source declines.. .
Mag Instrument, Inc.

Solar photovoltaic generation device

In a case where it is determined that a generated electric power of a solar panel is less than a predetermined value, a control unit of a solar photovoltaic generation device is configured to disconnect a solar battery from first and second electric power conversion units, stop power supply to the first electric power conversion unit to execute power saving control, and store an open circuit voltage (reference voltage) of the solar panel after the execution of the power saving control. In a case where the open circuit voltage of the solar panel exceeds a reference voltage continuously for a predetermined time after the execution of the power saving control, the control unit is configured to connect the solar battery to the first and second electric power conversion units, and start power supply to the first electric power conversion unit to release the power saving control..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Simple battery and charger system

A simple battery and battery charger. In one embodiment, the battery charger includes an output terminal that provides a charging voltage vout and charging current iout.
Renesas Electronics America Inc.

Battery management system

A method includes receiving current measurements from at least one current sensor configured to measure current of a battery system in communication with a power distribution network having a power plant. The method also includes receiving voltage measurements from at least one voltage sensor configured to measure voltage of the battery system and temperature measurements from at least one temperature sensor configured to measure temperature of the battery system.
Eos Energy Storage, Llc

Battery cell assembly support structure

An exemplary battery cell support structure includes a thermal exchange plate, and a plurality of support fins providing a cavity to receive a battery cell assembly. The plurality of support fins extend directly from the thermal exchange plate.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Nonaqueous electrolyte battery, battery pack, and vehicle

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

Electric work vehicle

An electric work vehicle includes a battery container provided in a traveling vehicle body and including a guiding unit, and a battery pack removably attached to the battery container and including a guided unit. A pair of rollers are provided in one of the guiding unit and the guided unit, and a pair of engaging portion to be engaged with the rollers are provided in the other of the guiding unit and the guided unit.
Kubota Corporation

Secondary battery pack and vehicle comprising the same

The present invention relates to a secondary battery pack and a vehicle comprising the same. Specifically, the present invention provides a secondary battery pack comprising at least one battery cell and at least one structure covering at least a part of the battery cell and electrically insulated from the battery cell, wherein at least a part of the structure comprising a material having resistivity of 3 times or less based on resistivity of at least one material comprised in a positive electrode collector of the battery cell..
Lg Chem, Ltd.

Battery pack

A battery pack may include a drainage device provided at a bottom portion of the housing case. The drainage device may include a drain hole communicating between the inside and the outside of the housing case, so that water introduced into the housing case is discharged to the outside of the housing case.
Makita Corporation

Performance provisioning using machine learning based automated workload classification

Various aspects may include methods, computing devices implementing such methods, and non-transitory processor-readable media storing processor-executable instructions implementing such methods for improving battery life with performance provisioning using machine learning based automated workload classification. Various aspects may include creating a machine learning model based at least in part on computing device metrics, training the machine learning model using performance provisioning rules for work groups; classifying a new work item for a software application into a work group using the trained machine learning model, and applying resource provisioning rules for the work group to the new work item..
Qualcomm Incorporated

Performance provisioning using machine learning based automated workload classification

Various aspects may include methods, computing devices implementing such methods, and non-transitory processor-readable media storing processor-executable instructions implementing such methods for improving battery life with performance provisioning using machine learning based automated workload classification. Various aspects may include creating a machine learning model based at least in part on computing device metrics, training the machine learning model using performance provisioning rules for work groups; classifying a new work item for a software application into a work group using the trained machine learning model, and applying resource provisioning rules for the work group to the new work item..
Qualcomm Incorporated

Bus-based information collection system with micro power consumption for battery packages

A bus-based information collection system with micro power consumption for battery packages comprises a plurality of batteries (1) connected in series, each of the batteries (1) is connected to a separate sampling board (2) which is sampling information of the batteries, each of the sampling board (2) is mounted near a corresponding battery (1) and is connected to a communication bus (4) arranged nearby, the communication bus (4) is connected to a secondary control board (3) used for data summarization. For each of the batteries (1) there is one sampling board (2) arranged nearby, each of the sampling boards (2) is proximally connected to the communication bus (4), and a wire is led from the communication bus (4) to the secondary control board (3), so that the wire harness inside the battery box are greatly simplified and sampling errors caused by long wire, electromagnetic interference, and the interference of various unpredictable problems can be effectively reduced.
Hangzhou Xieneng Technology Co.,ltd.

Reclosable battery package

A reclosable battery package includes a first panel having a first removable portion and a second panel optionally having a second removable portion. A pouch is disposed between the first panel and the second panel.
Duracell U.s. Operations, Inc.

In-vehicle detection system and power supply system and power supply controller

The present disclosure discloses an in-vehicle detection system and power supply system and power supply controller, which relates to the power supply control field. The power supply system comprises a low-power generator; a battery pack for supplying power to the in-vehicle detection system; a charger electrically connected to the low-power generator and the battery pack, respectively; and a power supply controller electrically connected to the battery pack and the low-power generator, respectively.
Tsinghua University

System and heating electrified vehicle battery packs

A method includes controlling an electrified vehicle by modifying a power output of an engine to power an electric heating device for selectively heating a battery pack of the electrified vehicle.. .
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Electrified vehicle allowing user to set battery charging profile in-vehicle

A system according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, an electrified vehicle including a battery pack, a human-machine interface configured to receive inputs setting a charging profile, and a controller. The system further includes a battery system configured to selectively charge the battery pack in response to an instruction from the controller.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Earphone noise reduction method and apparatus

An earphone noise reduction method and apparatus, which are applicable to the technical field of wearable devices. The earphone noise reduction method can include collecting, using an earphone microphone, a noise signal of an environment where the earphone microphone is placed.
Shenzhen Grandsun Electronic Co., Ltd.

Body-worn video surveillance system

A body-worn surveillance system is associated with the icv system via a docking mechanism that is connected to the icv system via a cable, or other means. The icv system recognizes the specific bodyworn system(s).
Kustom Signals, Inc.

Battery pack

A battery pack includes a battery and a battery manager. The battery includes a plurality of battery cells.
Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

Battery cell balancing circuit using single inductor

The battery cell balancing circuit includes a first access unit, a second access unit and an electrical energy transfer unit for an electrical energy path of a battery pack. The battery cell balancing circuit selectively connects a strong cell or weak cell of the battery pack to a single inductor by controlling switching operations of switches of the first and second access units and the electrical energy transfer unit, thereby performing battery cell balancing.

Isolated bidirectional constant-current maintenance system based on power supply source of shared device

The present invention relates to an isolating two-way constant-current maintenance system based on a power supply of shared equipment, comprising a power supply, an electronic switch k1, a current sensor, a main battery management system controller, and a plurality of secondary battery management system controllers; wherein the power supply is connected with the current sensor; the current sensor is respectively connected with the electronic switch k1 and the main battery management system controller; the electronic switch is respectively connected with the main battery management system controller and the secondary battery management system controllers; the main battery management system controller is respectively in a communication connection with the plurality of secondary battery management system controllers; and each one of the secondary battery management system controllers is connected with a battery pack. The isolating two-way constant-current maintenance system based on a power supply of shared equipment has the advantages of small size, low cost, high power conversion efficiency, two-way and constant maintenance, and low requirements on the power supply.
Hangzhou Gold Electronic Equipment Co., Ltd.

General control circuit for active balance

A general control circuit for active balance comprises a first sampling wire (11) and a second sampling wire (12) by which voltages of adjacent battery packs (4) are sampled respectively. A first voltage division circuit which is composed of a fourth resistor (r4) and a fifth resistor (r5) connected in series, is connected to the first sampling wire.
Hangzhou Xieneng Technology Co.,ltd.

Battery module

Disclosed is a battery module which ensures efficient cooling performance and advantageously has a structurally firm and small design, and a battery pack and a vehicle including the battery module. The battery module includes a plurality of pouch-type secondary batteries standing in a vertical direction and arranged in a right and left direction; a plurality of cartridges configured to accommodate the pouch-type secondary batteries in an inner space thereof and stacked in a right and left direction; and a cooling plate made of a thermally-conductive material and disposed at a lower portion of the cartridges so that the cartridges are placed thereon, the cooling plate having an upper surface which is at least partially adhered and fixed to the cartridges by means of an adhesive..
Lg Chem, Ltd.

Method for setting identification code of energy storage system

An energy storage system includes a plurality of trays holding battery packs, each tray having a tray controller, and a switch to set an identification code to the tray, and a rack accommodating the plurality of trays, the rack having a rack controller, and fingers corresponding to each switch of the trays, the fingers selectively activating each switch when a corresponding tray is mounted on the rack.. .
Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

Resin coated metal laminate, battery package, and battery

The present invention relates to a resin coated metal laminate comprising at least a sealant layer, a barrier layer, and a substrate layer in this order, wherein the barrier layer includes stainless steel having a thickness of 50 μm or less, the substrate layer includes a polyamide as a main component, a thickness of the substrate layer is thinner than a thickness of the barrier layer, and a maximum value of tensile strength in a tensile test of the substrate layer is 25 n/mm or more, as well as a battery package and a battery using the resin coated metal laminate.. .
Fujimori Kogyo Co., Ltd.

Gas management systems and methods in a redox flow battery

A method of operating a redox flow battery includes providing a redox flow battery including an anolyte storage tank configured for containing a quantity of anolyte and an anolyte headspace, a catholyte storage tank configured for containing a quantity of a catholyte and a catholyte headspace, and a gas management system comprising at least one open conduit interconnecting the anolyte headspace and the catholyte headspace for free gas exchange between the anolyte and catholyte headspaces, and a passive gas exchange device in gaseous fluid communication with the anolyte headspace, the passive gas exchange device configured to release gas from the anolyte headspace to an exterior battery environment when an interior battery pressure exceeds an exterior battery pressure by a predetermined amount, and operating the battery.. .
Unienergy Technologies, Llc

Redox flow battery with increased-surface-area electrode and asymmetric electrolyte concentration

A flow battery having stable electrochemical performance is provided. The flow battery includes a separator disposed between a positive electrode and a negative electrode, a first flow plate to distribute a positive electrolyte to the positive electrode, and a second flow plate to distribute a negative electrolyte to the negative electrode.
University Of Tennessee Research Foundation

Battery with open bottom

Disclosed is a battery with an open bottom, comprising a battery assembly and an electrolyte storage box for accommodating an electrolyte. Said battery assembly comprises at least one battery pack, and said at least one battery pack can move between a first position and a second position relative to said electrolyte storage box; in the first position, said at least one battery pack contacts said electrolyte so as to enable said battery with an open bottom to generate electricity, and in the second position, said at least one battery pack is separated from said electrolyte such that said battery with an open bottom is turned off.
Zhangjiagang Ou-de Battery Technology Co., Ltd.

Electrode, secondary battery, battery pack, electric vehicle, electric power storage system, electric power tool, and electronic apparatus

A battery is provided. The battery includes a cathode; an anode; an interlayer provided between the cathode and the anode; wherein the interlayer includes an electrolytic solution, a polymer compound, and one or more of a polyphosphate salt, a melamine salt, a metal hydroxide, and a metal hydrate..
Sony Corporation

Battery pack having lower case of small thickness and laptop computer including the same

A battery pack that is mounted to a laptop computer, wherein two or more battery cells that can be charged and discharged are housed in a pack case; the battery cells are cylindrical battery cells having a circular vertical cross-section; the pack case is configured with a lower case in which battery cells are received and an upper case that is coupled to the lower case in order to close and seal the battery cells; in the upper case, a thickness of an upper contact point portion that contacts an upper end external circumferential surface of the battery cells is 70% or less of that of the remaining portions of the upper case, and a first sheet is attached to an outer surface of the upper case corresponding to the upper contact point portion; and in the lower case, a thickness of a lower contact point portion that contacts a lower end external circumferential surface of the battery cells is 70% or less of that of the remaining portions of the lower case, and a second sheet is attached to an outer surface of the lower case corresponding to the lower contact point portion.. .
Lg Chem, Ltd.

Thermal battery with encapsulated phase-change material and associated production method

The present invention relates to a thermal battery (1) comprising an enclosure (3) comprising a fluid inlet and outlet and comprising within it tubes (5) of encapsulated phase-change material, said thermal battery (1) further comprising a device (7) for holding and spacing the tubes (5) of encapsulated phase-change material, said holding and spacing device (7) being arranged between the tubes (5) themselves and between the tubes (5) and the enclosure (3), said holding and spacing device (7) being porous.. .
Valeo Systemes Thermiques

Thermal battery with encapsulated phase-change material

The present invention relates to a thermal battery comprising an enclosure comprising a fluid inlet and outlet and comprising within it tubes (1) of encapsulated phase-change material, said tubes (1) being arranged parallel to the circulating flow of fluid, said tubes (1) comprising radial spacers (3) for spacing said tubes (1) apart.. .
Valeo Systemes Thermiques

Jet-powered oar system for a paddle board

A jet-powered oar system for a paddleboard designed to help paddle boarders travel long distances without feeling fatigue includes a propulsive oar and a restraining mechanism. The propulsive oar propels the paddle board without physical input from the paddle boarder.

Dual inductive/conductive dc-coupled charging system

An electrical system connectable to an offboard power supply includes a battery pack, parallel dc-coupled conductive and inductive charging systems, and a controller. The controller initiates charging of the battery pack using analog low-voltage signals.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Hearing protector with compartment for rechargeable battery pack

A hearing protection device is provided. The hearing protection device can include a speaker to relay sounds, such as conversations, to the user of the hearing protection.
3m Innovative Properties Company

Personal head and neck cooling cap

A head and neck cooling cap that has an air bag sewn to the back of the cap which extends below the wearer's collar line. The air bag contains a battery operated fan that fills the bag with air.

Power line signal coupler

A main power line (+ and − lines) is coupled to a power supply, for example a car battery, grounded to a vehicle chassis. Positive and negative main power lines are coupled to a power line gateway module, and spliced to carry power for a segment, until receiving, by splices, rf power line communcations.
Esker Technologies, Llc

System and supplying uninterruptible power to a poe device in a powered state

A system and method for supplying uninterruptible power includes a housing, a power supply input, a power source equipment input, a first powered device output, a second powered device output, an alternative power supply, and a control module. The control module includes a comparator, a switch, a converter and an injector.
Btu Research Llc

Battery management system for vehicle

A battery management system for a vehicle is provided. The system is capable of preventing vehicle malfunction by preventing overcharge and over-discharge of a low-voltage battery by providing a controller that is configured to receive power transmitted from a first connection line and power transmitted from a second connection line.
Hyundai Motor Company

Battery enclosure for sterilizeable surgical tools having thermal insulation

A battery pack assembly or enclosure comprises one or more batteries having an electrochemical cell and an enclosure having at least an outer wall configured to create a sealed volume of space substantially around the batteries. An atmosphere of the volume of space comprises gas having a thermal conductivity less than 0.018 watts per meter per degree celsius.
Corex, Llc

Charging lithium ion secondary battery and charging control system therefor, and electronic apparatus and battery pack having charging control system

A method for charging a lithium ion secondary battery of the present invention includes a first step and a second step. In the first step, a, b, and c satisfy the relationship a>b and b<c, where a represents an average charging current value in the range where a charge rate of the lithium ion secondary battery is 0% or more and less than 40%, b represents an average charging current value in the range where the charge rate is 40% or more and 60% or less, and c represents an average charging current value in the range where the charge rate is more than 60%.
Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.

Modular battery pack

Embodiments of the present invention relate to modular devices. The modular device comprises an enclosure having a main body and an extending member.
Vorbeck Materials Corp.

Three-dimensional batteries and methods of manufacturing the same

Various methods and apparatus relating to three-dimensional battery structures and methods of manufacturing them are disclosed and claimed. In certain embodiments, a three-dimensional battery comprises a battery enclosure, and a first structural layer within the battery enclosure, where the first structural layer has a first surface, and a first plurality of conductive protrusions extend from the first surface.
Enovix Corporation

Methods to prepare stable electrolytes for iron redox flow batteries

An iron redox flow battery system, comprising a redox electrode, a plating electrolyte tank, a plating electrode, a redox electrolyte tank with additional acid additives that may be introduced into the electrolytes in response to electrolyte ph. The acid additives may act to suppress undesired chemical reactions that create losses within the battery and may be added in response to sensor indications of these reactions..
Ess Tech, Inc.

Method for preparing electrolyte for redox flow battery including organic molecule as additive and redox flow battery using the same

Disclosed is an electrolyte for a redox flow battery including at least one additive selected from the group consisting of a taurine compound and an amino acid compound. Thus, it is possible to provide an electrolyte for a redox flow battery which may have high solubility of active materials, be stable at high temperature or high ph, and show excellent electrochemical properties.
Korea Institute Of Science And Technology

Redox flow battery

A redox flow battery includes a cell stack formed by stacking a plurality of battery cells, a positive electrolyte circulation mechanism configured to circulate a positive electrolyte in the cell stack, and a negative electrolyte circulation mechanism configure l to circulate a negative electrolyte in the cell stack. The redox flow battery includes a pressure difference forming mechanism that makes one of a pressure loss in a positive pipeline included in the positive electrolyte circulation mechanism and a pressure loss in a negative pipeline included in the negative electrolyte circulation mechanism greater than the other so that, when the positive electrolyte and the negative electrolyte are circulated in the cell stack, a pressure difference state is created where there is a difference between the pressures of the positive and negative electrolytes acting on a separation membrane included in each battery cell..
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

Heat supply for thermal battery and thermal battery having the heat supply

A thermal battery including: a casing; a battery cell disposed in the casing; a heat generating pyrotechnic material, separate from the battery cell, at least partially surrounding the battery cell; and insulation disposed between the heat generating pyrotechnic material and the casing, wherein the heat generating pyrotechnic material is disposed in a flattened tube having a flat cross-section where at least two sides are substantially parallel, the flattened tube being spirally wound to form a shape corresponding to a complimentary shape of at least a portion of the battery cell.. .
Omnitek Partners Llc

Secondary battery and manufacturing the same, battery pack, electric vehicle, electric power storage system, electric power tool, and electronic apparatus

There is provided a secondary battery including a cathode, an anode including an anode active material layer and a coating film, and an electrolytic solution. The anode active material layer includes a titanium-containing compound, and a surface of the anode active material layer is coated with the coating film.
Hydro-quebec

Battery structure and manufacturing the same

A battery structure including a positive electrode current collector layer; a plurality of battery modules on the positive electrode current collector layer and spaced apart from one another; and a negative electrode current collector layer on the battery modules, opposite to the positive electrode current collector layer, wherein each battery module of the plurality of battery modules includes a plurality of first positive active material layers which are in electrical contact with the positive electrode current collector layer and disposed in a direction protruding from the positive electrode current collector layer; a plurality of first negative active material layers which are in electrical contact with the negative electrode current collector layer and disposed in a direction protruding from the negative electrode current collector layer; and an electrolyte layer between the first positive active material layers and the first negative active material layers.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Hearing aid battery packaging

A battery package includes a card, a cover attached to the card, and a tray positioned between the card and the cover. The cover includes a body having an opening and a door with the door movable between an open position to provide access to the opening and a closed position in which the door closes the opening.
Spectrum Brands, Inc.

Battery pack

A battery pack is provided. The battery pack including a plurality of battery cells; a cell holder including a peripheral wall and a plurality of cell storage units; and a plurality of ribs integrally molded with the cell holder between the peripheral wall of the cell holder and the cell storage unit..
Sony Corporation

Battery package, assembled battery, and battery device

The present invention provides a battery package used in an assembled battery, which can miniaturize the assembled battery and can impart sufficient durability; an assembled battery which can be miniaturized and have sufficient durability by provision with the relevant battery package; and a battery device provided with the relevant assembled battery.. .
Fujimori Kogyo Co., Ltd.

Solar battery module and producing same

A solar cell module includes a solar cell, a wiring member electrically connected to the solar cell, a light-receiving-surface encapsulant and a back-surface encapsulant that cover the solar cell, a light-receiving-surface protecting member; and a back-surface protecting member. The back-surface protecting member does not contain a metal foil.
Kaneka Corporation

Battery exchange licensing program based on state of charge of battery pack

A method and system are provided that manage an exchange of a vehicle power source. The system maintains a set of user or vehicle records for each of one or more users or vehicles and a set of equipment records for each of a plurality of pieces of equipment.
Nextev Usa, Inc.

System and tracking and storing battery data, and utilizing the data to appropriately match batteries upon swapping

A system and method for monitoring the health of smart battery packs in an electric vehicle and determining when one or more of the smart battery packs needs to be replaced. In addition, the system and method locate optimal smart battery packs to exchange with the one or more battery packs that need to be replaced..
Nextev Usa, Inc.

Encapsulated phase-change material, thermal battery and associated production method

The present invention relates to an encapsulated phase-change material (1) comprising a phase-change material (3) contained within a tube (5), said tube (5) being made of plastic and that it has a sealing weld (9) at least at one of its ends.. .
Valeo Systemes Thermiques

Cable light

A cable light includes a battery receptacle that is electrically coupled to a first light module and a second light module. The battery receptacle includes a battery port that receives and retains a battery, such as a power tool battery pack.
Tti (macao Commercial Offshore) Limited

Split electric vehicle (ev) battery including both a replaceable and fixed portion

A battery for a vehicle having a fixed battery pack and a replaceable battery pack. The replaceable battery pack has electronic or mechanical locks to semi-temporarily hold the replaceable battery pack in place.
Nextev Usa, Inc.

Collecting battery pack state information

Systems of an electrical vehicle and the operations thereof are provided that use identifiers and sensed power source parameters to determine whether a rule, such as a warranty or licensing requirement, has been violated.. .
Nextev Usa, Inc.

Rechargeable electric power tool

A rechargeable electric power tool includes a motor that includes a rotation shaft, a motor housing that houses the motor, a gear housing disposed ahead of the motor, a final output shaft that is held onto the gear housing and perpendicular to the rotation shaft, and a loop-shaped handle housing disposed at a rear of the motor housing, and a battery mounting portion configured to hold two battery packs is disposed at a rear portion of the handle housing.. .
Makita Corporation

Wearable motorized device

A wearable motorized device comprising a shoe bracket, which has a ring-shaped structure and can be fastened to the middle part of a shoe; a wheel, which rotatably supports the shoe bracket to enable lateral skating and longitudinal walking; a driving motor, which rotationally drives the wheel; and a battery pack, which powers the driving motor. The wheels are not coaxially installed on the two sides of the shoe bracket to drive the wearer's longitudinal skating, but are installed on the ring-shaped shoe bracket, which can be fastened to the middle part of the shoe, to support the wearer's lateral skating and longitudinal walking.

Batteries for use in implantable medical devices

Multi-cell battery packs can be made safer with certain features that mitigate the consequences of cell failure. Parameters of a cell are monitored to determine when the cell should be disconnected from the pack in case of a fault.
Leviticus Cardio Ltd.

Ensuring backward compatibility in battery authentication applications

A system and method to identify whether a removable battery pack inserted into a battery-powered device is an authorized battery pack for the device. Battery-powered devices may include a battery-powered drill, saw, flashlight or other type of device.
Infineon Technologies Ag

System and monitoring and balancing voltage of individual battery cells within a battery pack

Systems and methods for a scalable battery controller are disclosed. In one example, a circuit board coupled to a battery cell stack is designed to be configurable to monitor and balance battery cells of battery cell stacks that may vary depending on battery pack requirements.
A123 Systems Llc

Multi-pack and component connectivity detection

Techniques for enabling multi-pack and component connectivity detection are provided. In some configurations, individual pcms can test the connectivity between components of a device without the need to operate the components.

Battery pack

A battery pack includes a cell stack including a plurality of battery cells arrayed in one direction, a housing case housing the cell stack, and a heater configured to increase temperature of the battery cells. The heater is arranged on top of a bottom part of the housing case inside the housing case such that the heater is separated from a cell bottom part of the battery cell vertically downwardly, and a space between the bottom part of the housing case and the cell bottom part of the battery cell is a closed space in a section in a direction orthogonal to an array direction of the plurality of battery cells..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

System and sensing battery cell swelling

The present invention relates to a system and a method of detecting swelling of a battery cell, which, when abnormal swelling is generated in a battery cell embedded in a battery pack, rapidly detect the abnormal swelling and control a supply of a power source to the battery pack to be blocked, thereby preventing a structural deformation of the battery cell and the battery pack and life shortening of the battery, and preventing an accident, such as ignition and explosion.. .
Lg Chem, Ltd.

Battery pack

Embodiments of the invention provide a battery pack including a pack body and a plurality of terminals. The pack body has first and second main surfaces that are opposed to each other in a first axis direction, first and second end surfaces that are opposed to each other in a second axis direction orthogonal to the first axis direction, and first and second side surfaces that are opposed to each other in a third axis direction orthogonal to the first axis direction and the second axis direction.
Sony Corporation

Assembled battery and battery pack using the same

There are provided an assembled battery and a battery pack having excellent cycle characteristics with respect to high rate charging and discharging. An assembled battery according to an embodiment includes at least one first single cell and at least one second single cell that are connected in series.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Electrolyte, battery, battery pack, electronic apparatus, electric vehicle, power storage apparatus, and power system

[solving means] a battery includes: a positive electrode; a negative electrode; and an electrolyte. The electrolyte contains an electrolyte solution, and a polymer compound holding the electrolyte solution.
Sony Corporation

Compound comprising aromatic ring, polymer comprising same, and polyelectrolyte membrane using same

The present specification relates to a compound comprising an aromatic ring, a polymer comprising the same, a polyelectrolyte membrane comprising the same, a membrane-electrode assembly comprising the polyelectrolyte membrane, a fuel cell comprising the membrane-electrode assembly, and a redox flow battery comprising the polyelectrolyte membrane.. .
Lg Chem, Ltd.

Bipolar plate for battery and redox flow battery or fuel cell having the same

Embodiments provide a bipolar plate for a battery, which can enhance battery efficiency by reducing a contact resistance in contact with an electrode, and a redox flow battery having the same are provided. According to at least one embodiment, there is provided a bipolar plate including a thermoplastic portion formed on at least a part thereof to be brought into contact with an electrode and having conductivity, wherein the thermoplastic portion having the conductivity is morphologically matched with the electrode..
Standard Energy Co., Ltd.

Connection module

A connection module configured to connect a plurality of battery packs having positive and negative electrode terminals, the connection module including an insulating member having a holding portion that holds a bus bar configured to connect electrode terminals of adjacent battery packs, and a temperature detection portion that detects the temperature of the bus bar, the insulating member having a temporary locking portion that detachably locks the temperature detection portion.. .
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

Battery module and battery pack including the same

Disclosed is a battery module, including a cartridge laminate including a plurality of secondary batteries, each having an electrode lead, and a plurality of cartridges configured to respectively accommodate at least one secondary battery among the secondary batteries and stacked at multi stages; an integrated circuit board (icb) housing having a bus bar connected to the electrode lead at a predetermined connection point and coupled to one surface of the cartridge laminate; and a sensing unit having a connection wire disposed to pass through the icb housing and connected to the bus bar to allow voltages of the secondary batteries to be sensed, wherein the icb housing further includes a wire fixing unit having a wire fixing recess formed by indenting an outer surface of the icb housing toward an inner surface of the icb housing to be located near the inner surface of the icb housing in comparison to the connection point, and at least a part of the connection wire is inserted into and fixed in the wire fixing recess.. .
Lg Chem, Ltd.

Current collecting board assembly and power battery pack using same

A power battery pack, includes first housing includes a first main portion having a first fixing surface and a first connection surface; a number of first receiving portions extending upwardly from the first fixing surface; a number of first limiting portions extending upwardly from the first connection surface; a second housing comprising a second main portion having a second fixing surface and a second connection surface; a number of second receiving portions extending upwardly from the second fixing surface; a number of second limiting portions extending upwardly from the second connection surface; a number of single batteries; two ends of each single battery being received in a first receiving portion and a respective second receiving portion; two electrode board assemblies respectively received in a first limiting portion; and a number of intermediate board assemblies each received in a first limiting portion or a second limiting portion.. .
Optimum Battery Co., Ltd.

Security systems for containers

Security systems and methods are disclosed. A security system can be employed with a mobile, unpowered container having a door movable between an open orientation and a closed orientation.

Image-based pose determination

A steganographic digital watermark signal is decoded from host imagery without requiring a domain transformation for signal synchronization, thereby speeding and simplifying the decoding operation. In time-limited applications, such as in supermarket point-of-sale scanners that attempt watermark decode operations on dozens of video frames every second, the speed improvement allows a greater percentage of each image frame to be analyzed for watermark data.
Digimarc Corporation

Charge control device, battery pack, and charger

A charge control device of one example of the present invention comprises a temperature detection unit, a storage unit, and an upper limit setting unit. The storage unit stores a reference current characteristic and at least one of a first current characteristic and a second current characteristic as a charging current characteristic, and stores a reference voltage characteristic and at least one of a first voltage characteristic and a second voltage characteristic as a charging voltage characteristic.
Makita Corporation

Bicycle frame, electric bicycle and energy accumulator

A bicycle frame is disclosed, having at least one frame portion which is configured for the removable mounting of at least one separate energy storage device, in particular a battery pack. According to the invention, the frame portion configured for the removable mounting of the energy storage device has an asymmetric cross section with respect to a frame centre plane.
Biketec Ag

Battery life prediction and monitoring

A refrigeration system for a vehicle includes a compressor in fluid communication with a condenser and an evaporator. The compressor includes a variable speed motor and employs capacity modulation using refrigerant injection.
Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.

Battery pack, battery charging station, and charging method

Various techniques described herein relate to battery packs of electric vehicles, batteries, and battery charging systems. Batteries may comprise a plurality of battery modules, wherein each battery module may be provided with one or more battery cells, and the plurality of battery modules may be connected in series when providing electric power output.
Thunder Power New Energy Vehicle Development Company Limited

Control scheme for operating cordless power tool based on battery temperature

A power tool is provided including a housing; an electric motor disposed within the housing; a power terminal arranged to received electric power form a battery pack; a power switch circuit disposed between the power terminal and the electric motor; and a controller configured to control a switching operation of the power switch circuit to regulate power being supplied from the power terminal to the electric motor. The controller is configured to receive a temperature signal indicative of a temperature of the battery pack, determine if the temperature of the battery pack is below a lower temperature threshold, and operate the switching operation of the power switch circuit in a normal mode of operation if the temperature of the battery pack is greater than or equal to the low temperature threshold and in a cold mode of operation if the temperature of the battery pack is below the low temperature threshold..
Black & Decker Inc.

First series then parallel battery pack system

This present invention provides a packing scheme for battery cells, known as fstp (first serial then parallel). That is, when building a battery pack, first the battery cells are connected in serial to reach the required voltage, then the resulted battery strings are connected in parallel to reach the required capacity.

Battery pack structure

A battery pack structure includes a chamber, a cooling duct arranged outside the pack case, and a connector that communicates the chamber and the cooling duct with each other. The connector includes a first opening, which is connected with the chamber in a state of being sealed by a first sealing member, a second opening, which is connected with a cooling duct in a state of being sealed by a second sealing member, a first sealing surface, which is formed in a peripheral part of the first opening and is either a tube-shaped surface or a plane that faces a chamber inlet surface though the first sealing member, and a second sealing surface, which is formed in a peripheral part of the second opening and is a tube-shaped surface or a plane that faces a duct outlet surface through the second sealing member..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Method and device for detecting states of battery and battery pack

Disclosed is a method and a device for detecting states of a battery and a battery pack. The disclosure obtains a first state of charge and a second state of charge of the battery by use of a charge calculation method and a method based on battery model, respectively.
Silergy Semiconductor Technology (hangzhou) Ltd.

Kvopo4 cathode for sodium ion batteries

An electrode comprising kvopo4 as an active ingredient, wherein the electrode is capable of electrochemical insertion and release of alkali metal ions, e.g., sodium ions. The kvopo4 may be milled to carbon particles to increase conductivity.
The Research Foundation For The State University Of New York

Battery pack

Disclosed is a battery pack which has a simple structure, small volume and weight, and efficient cooling performance. The battery pack includes a module assembly including a plurality of secondary batteries, and a plurality of cartridges configured to be stacked with each other and surround an outer circumference of the secondary batteries at an outer side, the plurality of cartridges being at least partially made of thermally-conductive material; and a pack case having an empty space therein to accommodate the module assembly and at least partially made of thermally-conductive material to discharge heat of the module assembly..
Lg Chem, Ltd.

Battery pack

The present invention includes a battery pack for a cordless power tool including a plastic housing including a mechanical interface for mechanically coupling the battery pack to a corresponding mechanical interface of a cordless power tool. The mechanical interface includes a rail, a groove and a sliding surface.
Black & Decker Inc.

Battery pack

A battery pack includes multiple sub-modules each of which includes multiple battery cells electrically connected to each other, and an exhaust duct that is provided between and integrated with at least the two battery modules facing each other. The exhaust duct includes therein an exhaust passage that communicates with an outer surface of a safety valve provided in each battery cell in each of the facing battery modules..
Denso Corporation

Pattern recognition based motion detection for asset tracking system

An asset tracking system that optimizes the value per ping by tying the ping to a pattern of movements of the asset. The asset tracking device will send a ping to a remote host (i.e., receiver) when predetermined qualified event is detected by the device.
Chep Technology Pty Limited

Electronic device with electrically coupling lock

In some examples, an electronic device includes an electronic component, a battery pack that is dockable to the electronic component, and a lock to lock a docked battery pack to the electronic device. In some examples, the lock is to move to a locked state in which the docked battery pack is to be locked to the electronic device and electrically coupled to the electronic component to power the electronic component using the docked battery pack and the lock is to move to an unlocked state in which the docked battery pack is to be unlocked from the electronic device and electrically isolated from the electronic component..
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

Battery internal temperature sensing battery management system

A method is provided. The method is executable by a processor of a battery management system.
The Johns Hopkins University

Semiconductor device, battery pack, and mobile terminal including voltage measurement, current measurement, and control

A semiconductor device includes a voltage measurement unit that measures an output voltage of a battery and a voltage on a power supply path between the battery and an internal circuit supplied with electric power from the battery; a current measurement unit that measures a discharge current of the battery, and a processor, executing program instructions stored in a non-transitory computer readable medium, that calculates a theoretical value of the output voltage in a normal measurement mode assuming that the discharge current measured in a large current measurement mode is a maximum available current of the battery in the large current measurement mode, and calculates an amount of maximum available power of the battery in the large current measurement mode based on the calculated theoretical value of the output voltage and the voltage on the power supply path measured in the large current measurement mode.. .
Renesas Electronics Corporation

Thermal battery with encapsulated phase-change material

The present invention relates to a thermal battery (1) comprising an enclosure comprising a fluid inlet and outlet and comprising within it an encapsulated phase-change material in the form of at least one tube (3), at least one tube (3) being wound in a spiral within the enclosure.. .
Valeo Systemes Thermiques

Externally-hung lamp assembly

An externally-hung lamp assembly includes a circuit board, a battery pack, an upper cover, a lampshade, a rubber ring, a lower cover, and a hook. The circuit board has a first hole and a plurality of light-emitting components.
Gong Fong Enterprise Co.,ltd.

Hybrid energy storage module system

The present invention relates to an energy storage module system and, more specifically, to a hybrid energy storage module system selectively using, according to the amount of power required in a load, a lithium battery and a lead storage battery by mutually supplementing the lithium battery and the lead storage battery. According to the present invention, the hybrid energy storage module system is an energy storage module system for supplying power necessary for the driving of a load and comprises an energy storage device, a first sensing unit and a second sensing unit, and a controller.
Jsyoungtech Co.,ltd

Fast charging battery system

A battery system includes a housing, a battery array inside the housing, a first wiring path that bypasses the battery array, and a second wiring path electrically connected to the battery array. The battery system is adapted to charge a battery pack of an electrified vehicle using ac power, dc power, or both..
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

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.
X Development Llc

Plant watering and communication system

A method for watering plants using a self-contained high pressure distribution system with a water reservoir. A mini gear pump is used for pumping water to pressure compensated drip emitters at individual plants.

Grant-less operations

Current approaches to transmitting uplink data in a network often require resources to be granted. In an example, a node or apparatus may configure a plurality of devices to operate in a grant-less mode in accordance with a respective grant-less access allocation.
Convida Wireless, Llc

Secondary battery module and secondary battery pack including the same

The secondary battery module includes: a secondary battery module, comprising: a plurality of sub modules, each including battery cell and cooling fin wherein the battery is disposed on both side surfaces of the cooling fin; a cooling plate which is coupled to the plurality of the sub modules; and side structures having bus bars, wherein a terminal unit is disposed at each of the plurality of sub modules, wherein the terminal unit includes a contact terminal disposed between electrode tabs of the battery cells; and a wing terminal which extends outwardly from one end of the contact terminal, wherein the terminal unit disposed at one of the plurality of sub modules is connected with another terminal unit disposed at another sub module by one of the bus bars.. .
Sk Innovation Co., Ltd.

Energy storage system and temperature control the same

Disclosed is an energy storage system and a temperature control method for the same. The energy storage system includes a first battery group having a plurality of sections, which respectively have at least one battery module and at least one cooling fan; at least one first slave battery management system (bms) coupled to the first battery group to monitor a temperature value of battery modules included in the first battery group for each section and generate first temperature information having the monitored temperature value for each section; a master bms configured to transmit the first temperature information according to a predetermined rule; and a control unit configured to output a first control signal for adjusting a rotation speed of at least one cooling fan provided in at least one of the plurality of sections, based on the first temperature information transmitted from the master bms..
Lg Chem, Ltd.

Battery pack protecting system and method

The present invention relates to a system and a method of protecting a battery pack, and the system includes: one or more battery packs including a plurality of cells; a switch unit configured to open and close a connection path between the one or more battery packs and an external power source; a detecting unit configured to measure a physical gradient of the one or more battery packs; and control unit configured to control an operation of the switch unit based on a measurement value of the detecting unit.. .
Lg Chem, Ltd.

Secondary battery pack

A secondary battery pack includes: a secondary battery module including battery cells and cooling fins; a first structure formed under the secondary battery module and including a cooling channel and coupling brackets; a second structure which is formed in a shape mounted on side faces of the secondary battery module and includes a printed circuit board; and a cover mounted over the second structure.. .
Sk Innovation Co., Ltd.

Secondary battery pack

A secondary battery pack includes: a secondary battery module including battery cells and cooling fins; a first structure provided under the secondary battery module and including a cooling channel and a coupling bracket; and a second structure provided over the secondary battery module and including a printed circuit board.. .
Sk Innovation Co., Ltd.

Battery module, battery pack and vehicle

A battery module according to one embodiment includes a first battery unit including a first nonaqueous electrolyte battery, and a second battery unit electrically connected in series to the first battery unit and including a second nonaqueous electrolyte battery. Each of the first and second nonaqueous electrolyte batteries includes a negative electrode including a spinel-type lithium titanate.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Secondary battery, battery pack, electric vehicle, electric power storage system, electric power tool, and electronic apparatus

A secondary battery includes: a cathode, an anode, and an electrolytic solution including a sulfuric acid compound represented by xn+[m(rf)a(cn)b(so4)c]m−, where xn+ is an ion such as a metal ion, m is an element such as a transition metal element, rf is a group such as a fluorine group, a is an integer of 0 to 4, b is an integer of 0 to 5, c is an integer of 1 to 4, m is an integer of 1 to 3, and n is an integer of 1 or 2. The cathode, the anode, and the electrolytic solution are provided inside a film-like outer package member..
Sony Corporation

Polymeric electrolyte membrane for a redox flow battery

Described herein is a polymeric electrolyte membrane for a redox flow battery comprising (i) a polymer, (ii) a plurality of pendent groups comprising a sulfonic acid, and (iii) a plurality of pendent groups comprising a sulfonamide.. .
3m Innovative Properties Company

Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and battery pack

According to one embodiment, a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The negative electrode includes a negative electrode current collector and a negative electrode mixed-material layer on the negative electrode current collector.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Negative electrode active material and producing the same, nonaqueous electrolyte battery, and battery pack

A negative electrode active material according to an embodiment includes at least a titanic oxide compound. The intensity ratio of an infrared absorption spectrum after pyridine adsorption and desorption on a surface of the negative electrode active material satisfies relationships represented by the following formula [{i(3663 cm−1)/i(3738 cm−1)}>0.7] and the following formula [{i(2981 cm−1)/i(2930 cm−1)}<1], provided that, in the above formulae, {i(3663 cm−1)}, {i(3738 cm−1)}, {i(2981 cm−1)}, and {i(2930 cm−1)} indicate integrated intensities in regions of infrared wavenumbers..
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Nonaqueous electrolyte battery electrode, nonaqueous electrolyte battery, and battery pack

A nonaqueous electrolyte battery electrode according to an embodiment includes a current collector and a mixed layer formed on one surface or both surfaces of the current collector. The mixed layer includes an active material and a binding agent.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Battery packs and methods for manufacturing battery packs

The present disclosure is directed to a battery pack including a printed circuit board populated with a variety of components. The printed circuit board is partially encapsulated with a low pressure molded material to form at least a portion of a potting boat.
Black & Decker Inc.

Thermal composite

An example of a thermal composite includes a substrate, a primer layer, a first adhesive layer, a blanket layer, a second adhesive layer, and a metal layer. The blanket layer includes basalt fibers or glass fibers.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Compound comprising aromatic ring, and polyelectrolyte membrane using same

The present specification relates to a compound comprising an aromatic ring, a polyelectrolyte membrane comprising the same, a membrane-electrode assembly comprising the polyelectrolyte membrane, a fuel cell comprising the membrane-electrode assembly, and a redox flow battery comprising the polyelectrolyte membrane.. .
Lg Chem, Ltd.

Battery management system of vehicle

A battery management system of a vehicle is provided to prevent a lithium battery from being overcharged and over-discharged and to safely protect the lithium battery from various conditions degrading the lithium battery when the lithium battery is used as a low-voltage battery in the vehicle. The battery management system includes a relay that electrically connect and disconnects power supplied to a load from a battery and a reconnection switch that determines a connection state based on user manipulation and generates a signal for turning the relay on and off based on the connection state.
Kia Motors Corporation

Power tool, such as a metal shears

A power tool includes a housing having a first portion defining a forward end of the housing, a second portion defining a rearward end of the housing, an upper surface extending rearwardly from the forward end, and a lower surface extending forwardly from the rearward end. The power tool also includes a motor positioned within the housing, a drive mechanism coupled to the motor and positioned within the housing, an output element coupled to the drive mechanism at the forward end of the housing, a battery pack supported at the rearward end of the housing and electrically coupled to the motor, and an actuator operable to selectively power the motor to drive the drive mechanism and the output element.
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation

Reciprocating saw

The present disclosure is directed to a cordless reciprocating saw including a mechanical interface for attaching a removable battery pack. The mechanical interface includes a strike plate to reduce the effects of vibrational forces on the battery pack..
Black & Decker Inc.

Directional indicator for protective face masks

An electronic directional indicator includes a microcontroller in electronic communication with an electronic compass, an electronic motion-detecting module and at least one light source that is controllably illuminable. A battery life of the electronic directional indicator is managed by monitoring the electronic motion-detecting module for motion within pre-defined time periods and reducing power to electronic components accordingly.

Mobile x-ray imaging system

A mobile diagnostic imaging system includes a battery system and charging system. The battery system is located in the rotating portion of the imaging system, and includes one or more battery packs comprising electrochemical cells.
Mobius Imaging, Llc

Networked evacuation system

A method includes determining, by a first node in a communication network, a listening schedule to be used by the first node. The listening schedule is based at least in part on a battery life of the first node.
Oneevent Technologies, Inc.

Power tool and wireless communication

A power tool having multiple wireless communication states and a method of wirelessly communicating by a power tool. The power tool includes a motor, a battery pack interface that selectively receives a battery pack, a backup power source, and a wireless communication controller coupled to the backup power source and the battery pack interface.
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation

Battery management systems having battery failure detection and related methods and uninterruptible power supplies (upss)

Uninterruptible power supplies (upss) are provided including a processor and a voltage sensor circuit in communication with the processor. The voltage sensor circuit is configured to sense a center point voltage (cpv) of a battery module associated with the ups and provide the sensed cpv to the processor.
Eaton Corporation

Method for controlling a temperature of a battery cell

A method for controlling a temperature of a battery cell (22, 24) in a battery module (20), the method comprising the steps of: determining an initial temperature of the battery cell (22, 24); measuring a current (i) flowing into or out of the battery cell (22, 24); determining an actual temperature gradient of the battery cell (22, 24) using a thermal battery cell model described by a differential equation, for which input values comprise at least the determined initial temperature and the measured current (i); comparing the determined actual temperature gradient of the battery cell (22, 24) with a pre-defined desired temperature gradient; and automatically adjusting the current (i) flowing into or out of the battery cell (22, 24) according to a result of the comparison.. .
Lithium Energy And Power Gmbh & Co. Kg

Scalable modular design of a 48-volt li-ion battery management system

The present invention provides a battery control system for controlling a battery pack that is formed by a plurality of battery cells. The battery control system comprises: a detecting circuit for detecting at least one operation parameter of the battery pack; an activating circuit, which receives the at least one operation parameter from the detecting circuit, for generating a first control signal when the detected at least one operation parameter exceeds or is below at least one critical-level threshold; a supervision unit, which receives the at least one operation parameter from the detecting circuit, for managing the battery pack and generating a second control signal when the at least one operational parameter exceeds or below at least one cap-level threshold; a switching circuit, which receives the first control signal from the activating circuit and/or the second control signal from the supervision unit, for connecting the battery pack to and disconnecting the battery pack from an power output in response to the first control signal and/or the second control signal..
Johnson Controls Technology Company

Batteries with thermal management

A battery pack assembly includes: a battery cell; a flat heat pipe, coupled to the battery cell, configured to transfer thermal energy to or from the battery cell; and a thermal electric cooler, coupled to the flat heat pipe, configured to cool the battery cell based on reducing the thermal energy through the flat heat pipe.. .
Pure Watercraft, Inc.

Single wire battery pack temperature and identification method

Disclosed are techniques for identifying battery pack types and by inference battery chemistries by measuring a transient response of the battery pack to signal applied to the battery pack.. .
Duracell U.s. Operations, Inc.

Secondary battery composite electrolyte, secondary battery, and battery pack

The present invention is provided to reduce the influence of expansion and contraction of an active material, form a favorable interface between the solid electrolyte and the active material, and increase ion conductivity in the electrolyte, thereby obtaining a wide operation temperature range. A secondary battery composite electrolyte includes an inorganic compound having an li ion conductivity at room temperature that is 1×10−10 s/cm or more and having particle diameter of 0.05 μm or more and less than 8 μm, and an organic electrolyte.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Secondary battery composite electrolyte, secondary battery, and battery pack

The present invention is provided to reduce the influence of expansion and contraction of an active material, form a favorable interface between a solid electrolyte and an active material, and improve the high temperature durability and cycle lifespan of a battery. A secondary battery composite electrolyte includes an inorganic compound having an li ion conductivity at 25° c.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Electrolyte, battery, battery pack, electronic apparatus, electric vehicle, power storage apparatus, and power system

A battery includes: a positive electrode; a negative electrode; and an electrolyte. At least one of the electrolyte and the negative electrode contains an aluminum hydroxide, at least a part of a surface of the aluminum hydroxide being modified..
Sony Corporation

Electrical interconnects for battery cells

A battery pack includes a pouch cell having electrode tabs extending therefrom, each of the tabs defining perforations, a bus bar in contact with the tabs, and respective agglomerations of mechanically bound solid metal particles each filling one of the perforations to mechanically bind and electrically connect the tabs to the bus bar.. .
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Battery pack

A battery pack includes a plurality of battery modules in a stacked arrangement. The plurality of battery modules includes a first battery module that includes: at least one battery cell including a cell lead; a cartridge on which the at least one battery cell is mounted; and a first cooling cover.
Lg Electronics Inc.

System and battery monitoring and preservation

A system for monitoring battery status and estimating battery life including a battery monitor configured to connect to a battery. The battery monitor comprises a voltage detection circuit, a temperature sensor and a wireless transmitter configured to transmit voltage and temperature data measured by the voltage detection circuit and the temperature sensor.
Measurement Ltd.

Climate control system and associated methods

A climate control system is described that can include a thermal battery (100) with a heating bed (110) and cooling bed (120) and a conditioned air manifold adapted to direct heat transfer fluid across at least one of the heating bed (110) and the cooling bed (120) to condition inlet air. A method of controlling climate in an enclosure can be provided by contemporaneously generating a heating effect and a cooling effect from a reversible thermo chemical reaction and selectively directing thermal flows from a reversible thermo chemical reaction to the enclosure..
University Of Utah Research Foundation

Light button device

Compact light devices are described herein that are advantageously configured to be secured to a surface in order to provide inexpensive lighting forwardly therefrom. The compact light devices can include on and off configurations in order to preserve battery life and allow a user to selectively energize the light source..

Control swappable battery pack set applied to electric vehicle

A control method for a swappable battery pack set of electric vehicles (evs), wherein each of the evs has a main battery pack set and at least a swappable battery pack set simultaneously. The control method comprises the following process of uninstalling the swappable battery pack set from a first ev, before charging the swappable battery pack set; executing a charge unlocking procedure, before charging the swappable battery pack set; executing a charge locking procedure, after charging the swappable battery pack set; and installing the swappable battery pack set to a second ev after executing the charge locking procedure..

Extended-range full-electric low-speed tractor

Disclosed is an extended-range full-electric low-speed tractor, which includes a system control unit, a battery pack, a frequency conversion driver, a bidirectional dc-dc converter, a generating set and a drive system. The generating set is capable of working in an intermittent mode.
Shenzhen Anshun Energy-saving Technology Development Co., Ltd

Three-phase boost rectifier circuit and control method thereof, and an uninterrupted power supply

The invention relates to a three-phase boost rectifier circuit and a control method thereof, and an uninterrupted power supply, which contains at least first battery packs bat+, second battery packs bat−, and a boost rectifier module; the boost rectifier module comprises a first bidirectional thyristor scr1, a second bidirectional thyristor scr2, a third bidirectional thyristor scr3, a fourth bidirectional thyristor scr6, a first unidirectional thyristor scr4, a second unidirectional thyristor scr5, a first inductor l1, a second inductor l2, a third inductor l3, a three-phase fully controlled rectifier bridge, a first capacitor c1 and a second capacitor c2. The invention can ensure the balance of positive and negative bus's voltage without the balancing device under battery operated boost mode, while improving the efficiency and reliability of the battery operated boost mode..
Xiamen Kehua Hengsheng Co., Ltd.

Spherical flywheel battery and storage device

The present disclosure provides flywheel systems for generating and/or storing energy, and methods of using same.. .
Pollack Jonathan Edward

System and prolonging battery life

A system and method for prolonging a useful lifetime of an energy storage. The method includes: determining, based on a first set of test storage data of the test energy storage, a first set of test configuration parameters comprising a first maximum charge level for the test energy storage, wherein the first set of test configuration parameters corresponds to a first estimated useful life; determining, based on a second set of test storage data of the test energy storage, a second set of test configuration parameters comprising a second maximum charge level for the test energy storage, wherein the second set of test configuration parameters corresponds to a second estimated useful life; and sending, to a controller of the test energy storage, reconfiguration instructions, wherein the reconfiguration instructions are based on the second set of test configuration parameters, wherein the second estimated useful life is longer than the first estimated useful life..
Nova Lumos Ltd.

Smart battery, electric energy allocation bus system, battery charging and discharging method and electric energy allocation method

The present disclosure discloses a smart battery, an electric energy allocation bus system, a battery charging and discharging method and an electric energy allocation method. The smart battery internally comprises a battery body portion and a control unit.
Beijing Samevolt Co., Ltd.

Rechargeable battery pack for a hand-held power tool and/or a charging device

A rechargeable battery pack including at least one interface for establishing a mechanical and/or electrical connection of the rechargeable battery pack to a hand-held power tool and/or a charging device. The interface includes contact elements for the electrical and/or mechanical contacting of corresponding contact elements on the hand-held power tool and/or corresponding contact elements on the charging device, at least one contact element being a signal contact element electrically connected to a coding element.
Robert Bosch Gmbh

Battery module including heat radiation paint coating layer

Provided herein is a battery module that is capable of improving cooling efficiency despite a compact structure without using numerous members. The battery module according to the present disclosure includes a battery stack where batteries are stacked; and a battery management system, and includes a heat radiation paint coating layer that includes a heat radiation material in at least a portion of the constituting components..
Lg Chem, Ltd.

Peristalic pump for traction battery thermal management system

A vehicle including a traction battery pack, a conduit system, a sensor, an emitter, and a control system is provided. The conduit system may provide a path for coolant to enter and exit the pack and includes a conduit.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Battery communication system for battery packs

A battery pack according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a battery monitoring integrated circuit (bmic) associated with a grouping of battery cells, a calibration microcontroller configured to store battery data associated with the grouping of battery cells, a main microcontroller; and a data transmission node establishing a shared path for communicating both a status signal from the bmic and the battery data from the calibration microcontroller.. .
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Secondary battery-use electrolytic solution, secondary battery, battery pack, electric vehicle, electric power storage system, electric power tool, and electronic apparatus

A secondary battery, includes: a cathode; an anode; and an electrolytic solution including a sulfuric acid compound represented by xn+[m(rf)a(cn)b(so4)c]m−, where xn+ is one of ions such as a metal ion, m is one of elements such as transition metal elements, rf is one of groups such as a fluorine group (—f), a is an integer of 0 to 4, b is an integer of 0 to 5, c is an integer of 1 to 4, m is an integer of 1 to 3, and n is an integer of 1 or 2, where one or more of rf's are a monovalent fluorinated hydrocarbon group in a case where x=lithium (li), m=boron (b), a=2, b=0, and c=1 are satisfied.. .
Sony Corporation

Fluorine-based cathode materials for thermal batteries

A thermal battery can include: an anode of lithium alloy; a metal-fluoride cathode having ni; and an electrolyte composition in contact with the anode and cathode. A thermal battery can also include: an anode of lithium alloy; a metal-fluoride cathode having an oxide selected from v2o5 or livo3; and an electrolyte composition in contact with the anode and cathode.
Cfd Research Corporation

Battery pack

A battery pack may include a battery cell with a cell lead; a bus bar bonded to the cell lead and having a terminal pin; a connection board having the bus bar mounted thereon; and a printed circuit board (pcb). The pcb may have a terminal clip selectively connected to and disconnected from the terminal pin of the bus bar.
Lg Electronics Inc.

Battery pack and vehicle equipped with same

A battery pack including a lightweight and high-rigidity end plate is provided. The battery pack includes: cell stacked body including a plurality of stacked rectangular cells; first end plate disposed at one end of cell stacked body in the stacking direction of rectangular cells; second end plate disposed at the other end of cell stacked body; and connection member connected to first end plate and second end plate.
Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.

Battery pack housing structure, and electronic equipment

Provided are an electronic device and a battery pack housing structure capable of housing a battery pack without use of a contour width of the battery pack for positioning. The battery pack housing structure according to this invention, which is used for an electronic device including a housing portion for housing a battery pack, includes: the battery pack including a battery-pack lower-surface protruding portion protruding from a lower surface of the battery pack; and the housing portion including a housing-portion bottom-surface groove portion, which is formed in a bottom surface of the housing portion and capable of being fitted to the battery-pack lower-surface protruding portion, in which, when the battery-pack lower-surface protruding portion and the housing-portion bottom-surface groove portion are fitted to each other, relative positions of connection terminals of the battery pack and connection terminals of the housing portion are set, and in which the relative positions are positions in a terminal connection direction in which the connection terminals of the battery pack and the connection terminals of the housing portion are connected to each other..
Nec Platforms, Ltd

Circuit board and charging device including a circuit board for a rechargeable battery pack

A circuit board, which includes at least one contact surface for electrical contacting with a contact partner, so that an electric current may be transferred between the circuit board and the contact partner, the circuit board including structures in at least one contact area, which are designed to pierce through contaminant layers and/or oxide layers present on the contact partner, the contact area including the contact surface.. .
Robert Bosch Gmbh

Drop-prevention pouch for cordless power tools

A drop-prevention pouch for a cordless power tool has a battery pack that defines a battery pack perimeter. The drop-prevention pouch includes a pouch floor and a sidewall extending transversely from the pouch floor and having a sidewall rim portion defining a pouch opening.
Ty-flot, Inc.

Power tool dust collector

A power tool assembly includes a hand-held power tool, a dust collector removably coupled to the power tool, and first and second power tool battery packs each of which is interchangeably coupled with the power tool and the dust collector for separately powering the power tool and the dust collector, respectively.. .
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation

Information communication apparatus, and communication method

An information communication apparatus in one aspect of the present disclosure comprises a controller and a proximity wireless communication device. The controller performs a control process including at least transmission and/or reception of information between the information communication apparatus and at least one information holding apparatus.
Makita Corporation

Series-connected battery packs, system and method

A power device, system and method. The device may include a housing defining a first support operable to support a first battery pack, and a second support operable to support a second battery pack; a circuit selectively electrically connecting the first battery pack and the second battery pack in series, the circuit including an output terminal to provide an output voltage to a powered device, a first bypass portion operable to selectively electrically disconnect the first battery pack from the circuit, and a second bypass portion operable to selectively electrically disconnect the second battery pack from the circuit; and a boost converter electrically connected to the circuit and operable to boost a voltage at the output terminal..
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation

Power balancing communication for battery management

A battery management system is described that includes a controller configured to control electrical charging and discharging of a plurality of blocks of a battery. The battery management system also includes an inter-block communication network including a master node and a plurality of slave nodes arranged in a ring-type daisy-chain configuration with the master node.
Infineon Technologies Ag

Battery module

A battery module includes battery packs. Heat may be efficiently dissipated from the battery packs of the battery module, and heat dissipating efficiency may not vary according to positions of the battery packs; that is, heat may be uniformly dissipated.
Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

Sealed battery pack designs

An exemplary battery pack includes a battery assembly and an enclosure assembly housing the battery assembly. The enclosure assembly is arranged to dissipate heat from at least two sides of the battery assembly..
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Jump box for lithium-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 jumpbox with 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, and associated integral control devices within the jumpbox housing..

Battery pack

A battery pack includes a plurality of battery modules that includes a plurality of battery cells, a battery cell holder, a second-electrode assembly including a plurality of second-electrode bus bar plates, a first-electrode assembly, and a cover. The first-electrode assembly includes a plurality of first-electrode bus bar plates, a first-electrode terminal, a second-electrode terminal connected to one of the plurality of second-electrode bus bar plates, and an inter-electrode bus bar connecting the second-electrode bus bar plate and one of the first-electrode bus bar plate and the first-electrode terminal.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Vanadium active material solution and vanadium redox battery

[solution] the above problem is solved by a vanadium active material solution comprising a vanadium compound, which is an active material, as a solute and a dispersoid, wherein the total concentration of vanadium is 2.5 m or more. Here, in a negative electrolyte, the vanadium compound comprises one or both of bivalent and trivalent vanadium.

Novel compound and polymer electrolyte membrane using same

The present specification relates to a novel compound, a polymer electrolyte membrane including the same, a membrane-electrode assembly including the polymer electrolyte membrane, a fuel cell including the membrane-electrode assembly, and a redox flow battery including the polymer electrolyte membrane.. .
Lg Chem, Ltd.

Method and controlling pump speed of redox flow battery

According to one embodiment of the present invention, the method for controlling the pump speed of a redox flow battery for transferring an electrolyte stored in an electrolyte tank to a cell stack comprises the steps of: measuring the input power and/or the output power of the redox flow battery; measuring the charging power and/or the discharging power of the redox flow battery; calculating the power loss of the redox flow battery by using the difference between the input power and the charging power, or the difference between the output power and the discharging power; and adjusting the pump speed according to the power loss.. .
Oci Company Ltd.

Battery pack

There is provided a battery pack capable of supplying a stable output and of being charged stably in a low temperature environment (for instance, 0° c. Or lower).
Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.

Positive electrode active material for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery and manufacturing method thereof, positive electrode, battery, battery pack, and vehicle

In a secondary battery including a non-aqueous electrolyte and a positive electrode, the improvement disclosed is a positive electrode composed of a material that a positive electrode active material and is composed of lix, where x represents a halogen atom; and fe2o3. A method of manufacturing the positive electrode active material includes mixing first particles and second particles to provide a mixture, wherein the first particles comprise lix, where x represents a halogen atom, and the second particles comprise fe2o3.
Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha

Secondary battery packaging material and secondary battery

The present invention provides a secondary battery packaging material including at least a metal foil layer, a second base material layer, and a heat-sealing resin layer laminated in this order on a surface of a first base material layer. The second base material layer is laminated on the metal foil layer directly or via an anti-corrosion treatment layer.
Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.

Apparatus and forming organic thin film solar battery

A method for forming an organic thin film solar battery includes steps of: providing a substrate and an evaporating source; forming a first electrode on a surface of the substrate; spacing the evaporating source from the first electrode, and heating the carbon nanotube film structure to gasify the photoactive material and form a photoactive layer on a surface of the first electrode; and forming a second electrode on a surface of the photoactive layer.. .
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

World-wide web of networked, smart, scalable, plug & play battery packs having a battery pack operating system, and applications thereof

An electrical energy storage unit and control system, and applications thereof. In an embodiment, the electrical energy storage unit may include a battery system controller and battery packs having a battery pack operating system.
Powin Energy Corporation

Motion control assembly with battery pack

A motion control assembly includes a motion control device electrically connected to a battery pack and to a mobile computing device for at least data transmission therebetween. The motion control device can generate inputs, such as inputs corresponding to an attribute of a sensed object, for transmission to the mobile computing device.
Leap Motion, Inc.

Estimation of battery power capability in a torque-generating system

A method for estimating battery power capability in a torque-generating system having a battery pack with battery cells includes calculating a voltage spread as a difference between an average and minimum cell voltage of the battery pack. The method also includes increasing a calibrated voltage control limit by an offset that is based on a magnitude of the voltage spread, doing so when the minimum cell voltage is less than the control limit, and recording the offset in a memory location referenced by pack operating conditions.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Secondary battery cell, battery pack, and electricity consumption device

A secondary battery cell 20 of the present invention includes an integrated circuit (an ic chip) 60 having a measuring function to measure a battery status, the battery pack has a plurality of secondary battery cells of the present invention, and the electric power consumption device includes the battery pack of the present invention having the plurality of secondary battery cells of the present invention.. .

Thermoplastic elastomer composition for battery pack protective member

Provided is a thermoplastic elastomer composition which exhibits excellent flexibility in a wide temperature range from ordinary temperature to low temperature, which has a flame retardancy of v-0 according to the ul94 vertical burning test, without including any halogen-based flame retardant, which is excellent in thermal conductivity, electrical insulation and electrolytic solution resistance, and which can be suitably used in a soft battery pack protection member. The present invention provides a thermoplastic elastomer composition for a battery pack protection member, including 100 parts by mass of a resin composition including (a) 20 to 80% by mass of a hydrogenated product of a copolymer of an aromatic vinyl compound and a conjugated diene compound, and (b) 80 to 20% by mass of a softening material for non-aromatic rubber, in which the total of the component (a) and the component (b) is 100% by mass; (c) 0.1 to 10 parts by mass of a modified resin; and (d) 250 to 400 parts by mass of magnesium hydroxide..
Riken Technos Corporation

Battery charge strategy using discharge cycle

A battery management system for a vehicle includes a controller programmed to charge a battery at a predetermined charge current. The controller activates an electrical load to discharge the battery for a predetermined time in response to a charge current of the battery becoming less than the predetermined charge current at a predetermined voltage limit.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Visible laser welding of electronic packaging, automotive electrics, battery and other components

A visible light laser system and operation for welding materials together. A blue laser system and operation for welding conductive elements, and in particular thin conductive elements, together for use in energy storage devices, such as battery packs..
Nuburu, Inc.

Synchronization for extending battery life

The present invention discloses a method and system for efficiently supporting data calls to wtrus in systems that also support telephony. Various types of data is transmitted on a known schedule which is tightly synchronized to a predetermined time frame.
Interdigital Technology Corporation

Method and system for planar, multi-function, multi-power sourced, long battery life radio communication appliance

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Non-contact power reception non-contact charging and electronic settlement performed in a single portable terminal

A non-contact power reception apparatus is provided, in which a power reception coil for a charging system and a loop antenna for an electronic settlement system are mounted on a battery pack and a cover case of a portable terminal such that the power reception coil is arranged in the center thereof and the loop antenna is disposed outside the power reception coil, so that a mode of receiving a wireless power signal and a mode of transmitting and receiving data are selectively performed, thereby preventing interference from harmonic components and enabling non-contact charging and electronic settlement using a single portable terminal. A jig for fabricating a core to be mounted to the non-contact power reception apparatus is provided..
Hanrim Postech Co., Ltd.

Staircase charging

A battery management system comprising a processor and a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the battery management system to estimate one or more states of the battery by applying a battery model to account for physical parameters of a chemical composition of the battery based on one or more measured characteristics of the battery and the one or more estimated characteristics of the battery and regulate a first charging mode of the battery based on the estimation of the one or more states of the one or more battery cells and switch between the first charging mode and a second charging mode based on the estimation of the one or more states of the battery to allow for rapid charging of the battery.. .
Robert Bosch Gmbh

Battery jacket

A direct current powered heating jacket utilizing a carbon fiber heating element that, when enveloping a lithium-ion battery or battery pack, will quickly warm the battery or battery pack in a cold environment to its optimal operating temperature, thereby allowing the maximum discharge rate of the battery pack, is disclosed. Specifically, a system comprising one or more layers of carbon fiber heating elements within a flexible “battery jacket” that can be placed on or wrapped around a lithium-ion battery or battery pack is disclosed.

System and acoustic determination of battery cell expansion

A battery pack according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a battery assembly, a resonant device disposed about the battery assembly, a bracket located between the battery assembly and the resonant device, and at least one modulating device located between the bracket and the resonant device.. .
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Battery pack having a supplemental power supply

A battery system is described. The battery system includes a power controller having sensors monitoring the state of predetermined sections of battery modules within battery packs and sends signals to a switching network to connect a bi-directional dc/dc converter to a first predetermined group of battery modules of the plurality of predetermined groups of battery modules at a first instant of time responsive to a first measurement of a first predetermined section of battery modules, and a second predetermined section of battery modules of the plurality of predetermined groups of battery modules at a second instant of time responsive to a second measurement of a second predetermined group of battery modules..
Spiers New Technologies, Inc.

Polymer and polymer electrolyte membrane comprising same

The present specification relates to a polymer with improved ion transport capability, a polymer electrolyte membrane including the same, a membrane-electrode assembly including the polymer electrolyte membrane, a fuel cell including the membrane-electrode assembly, and a redox flow battery including the polymer electrolyte membrane.. .
Lg Chem, Ltd.

Secondary cell, manufacturing secondary cell, positive electrode for secondary cells, manufacturing positive electrode for secondary cells, battery pack, electronic device, and electric vehicle

A secondary cell with a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and an electrolyte, the positive electrode containing insoluble sulfur.. .
Sony Corporation

Convertible battery pack

The present disclosure is directed to a convertible battery pack having an improved switching circuit. The switching circuit includes a converter element having a plurality of contacts positioned in the converter element such that as the converter element slides within the battery pack the contacts move from a first position to engage a first set of contact pads to a second position to engage a second set of contact pads.
Black & Decker Inc.

Enhanced cycle lifetime with gel electrolyte for mno2 nanowire capacitors

A nanowire energy storage device such as a nanowire battery or a capacitor having a cathode comprising a plurality of nanowires and an anode comprising a plurality of nanowires interlaced with the plurality of nanowires of the cathode, and embedded in a pmma gel electrolyte.. .
The Regents Of The University Of California





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