Patents Examined by Aaron Piggush
  • Patent number: 10892629
    Abstract: An intelligent battery charging system for improving battery safety, battery longevity, and battery charging efficiency. The intelligent battery charging system includes a memory that is arranged to store an intelligent battery controller system. The intelligent battery controller system is executable by a processor and is in communication with a device state sensor, a battery temperature sensor, one or more current sensors, and a battery charge level sensor. The intelligent battery controller system is configured to monitor, via the battery temperature sensor, a temperature of the battery for a mobile device and apply one or more of a plurality of remedial actions to lower the temperature of the battery when a battery temperature above a certain threshold is measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Sling Media Pvt Plt
    Inventors: Yatish J. Naik Raikar, Varunkumar B. Tripathi, Arun Pulasseri Kalam
  • Patent number: 10886759
    Abstract: A battery for supplying current to a device includes one or more battery cores and a battery management system (BMS) electrically connected to the one or more battery cores. The BMS is configured to receive a controlling signal from a control unit of the device and control the one or more battery cores to supply current to the device based on the controlling signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dayang Zheng, Wentao Wang, Lei Wang, Hao Luo, Jie Tian, Chaobin Chen
  • Patent number: 10882410
    Abstract: An example embodiment includes a landing pad having a housing and a power terminal configured to draw electric power from a power source. The landing pad further includes an electrically conductive landing terminal dorsal to the housing and configured such that, during a landing state of an aerial vehicle, the landing terminal makes contact with a plurality of electric contacts disposed ventrally to a fuselage of the aerial vehicle. The landing terminal is configured to transfer electric power drawn by the power terminal to the aerial vehicle via the electric contacts during the landing state of the aerial vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Wing Aviation LLC
    Inventors: Nick Renold, Matthew Nubbe, Jim Schmalzried, Jesse Blake, Scott Velez, Dustin Sanders, Stephen Benson, Evan Twyford
  • Patent number: 10879716
    Abstract: A charging method, a charging system and an electronic device are provided. The charging method includes the following steps: An inputting current limit is set. An inputting current of at least one charger is measured. A power source voltage of a power source is adjusted until a current difference between the inputting current and the inputting current limit is within a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Chih-Yuan Hsu, Shih-Ming Chen, Chi-Ming Lee
  • Patent number: 10873222
    Abstract: A wireless power transmitter that supplies power to a wireless power receiver. The wireless power transmitter includes a control unit, a resonator and an amplifier. The control unit generates an identification information of the wireless power transmitter. The resonator transmits power to the wireless power receiver. The amplifier drives the resonator and is controlled by the control unit such that the power transmitted by the resonator includes a first signal that carries the identification information of the wireless power transmitter. The wireless power transmitter further includes a wireless communication unit that sends a second signal having the identification information of the wireless power transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited
    Inventors: Iek Po So, Hang Sang Lee, Jun Chen
  • Patent number: 10862181
    Abstract: Disclosed is a battery pack, which includes a battery cell assembly having at least one battery cell; a pack casing having an input port and an output port provided at one side thereof so that a coolant flows in and out to cool the battery cell, the pack casing accommodating the battery cell assembly to fix and support the battery cell assembly; and a coolant supply and circulation unit connected to communicate with the input port and the output port to supply and circulate the coolant into the pack casing so that each battery cell is cooled in contact with the coolant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoon-Koo Lee, Jeong-O Mun, Mi-Geum Choi
  • Patent number: 10859054
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery jump starting device having detachable positive and negative cables. The rechargeable battery jump starting device, including a rechargeable battery connected to a positive cam-lock cable connecting device and a negative cam-lock cable connecting device. The rechargeable battery jump starting device can include a highly electrically conductive frame connecting the rechargeable battery to the cam-lock cable devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: THE NOCO COMPANY
    Inventors: Jonathan Lewis Nook, William Knight Nook, Sr., James Richard Stanfield, Derek Michael Underhill
  • Patent number: 10862352
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a wireless charging alignment method and system, the system comprising an electronic device and a wireless charging device, the electronic device having a display screen capable of displaying at least an marking symbol, the wireless charging device having a placement surface, the wireless charging device being disposed with at least a wireless charging module inside the placement surface, and the wireless charging device further comprising at least a corresponding symbol; the alignment method of the present invention is, in the process of placing the electronic device on the placement surface, to align the marking symbol to the corresponding symbol is aligned with the corresponding symbol, thereby quickly and accurately completing the alignment of the wireless charging, and a better subsequent charging performance can be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventor: Yi Sheng Lin
  • Patent number: 10850633
    Abstract: A system and method for charging an electric vehicle includes identifying vehicle information corresponding to the electric vehicle based on an electronic image of the electric vehicle, retrieving from an electronically stored database a location of a charging port on the electric vehicle based on the vehicle information, and robotically moving a charging connector according to the retrieved location to engage the charging port of the electric vehicle to charge a battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: INTERIM DESIGNS INC.
    Inventors: Joseph C. Haddad, Daniel B. Lysak
  • Patent number: 10855116
    Abstract: A power transmitter includes: a first resonator configured to wirelessly supply power to a power receiver and having an impedance that changes in response to a foreign material being proximate to the power transmitter; a second resonator having an impedance that changes in response to the foreign material being proximate to the power receiver; and controller configured to select either one of the first resonator and the second resonator in response to a wireless charging control, and to determine whether the foreign material is proximate to the power transmitter, based on a change in the impedance of the selected one of the first resonator and the second resonator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: WITS Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soon Tack Oh, Byoung Woo Ryu, Ji Hoon Kim, Young Seung Roh
  • Patent number: 10855088
    Abstract: Self-healing charging devices and techniques for identifying and/or troubleshooting causes of performance degradation in user devices are described. The self-healing charging devices described herein can leverage performance logs associated with user devices to identify problems on the user devices while the user devices are charging. Additionally or alternatively, the self-healing charging devices can leverage predictive models learned from a collection of data derived from a plurality of users associated with a network to identify usage and/or performance patterns for predicting issues that can arise based on usage patterns of the user of the user device. In some examples, the self-healing charging devices can be communicatively coupled to at least one network for offloading some of the processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel E. Herb
  • Patent number: 10855093
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment, an apparatus for monitoring a power feed from a plurality of batteries in a vehicle is provided. The apparatus includes a controller. The controller includes a first circuit portion and a microprocessor. The first circuit portion is configured to receive a first signal indicative of a first power feed for a first battery and a second signal indicative of a second power feed for a second battery. The first circuit portion is further configured to transmit an interrupt signal indicative of each of the first power feed and the second power feed being equal to or below a minimum voltage threshold. The microprocessor includes an interrupt input and is configured to enter into an emergency operation mode to store data corresponding to at least one vehicle operation for a predetermined amount of time in response to receiving the interrupt signal at the interrupt input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: LEAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel Ruiz-Garcia, Victor Navarro-Cases, Josep Benet-Freissinier, Sergio Alquezar-Alquezar
  • Patent number: 10847848
    Abstract: In electronic device (102) of the present disclosure, control circuit (153) selects one of first battery (201) and second battery (202) of extension device (103), and causes selected one to supply electric power to a load circuit. Control circuit (153) detects which state of switch (171) is in a first state or a second state. Control circuit (153) preferentially selects first battery (201) as a supply source of electric power to the load circuit as compared with second battery (202) when switch (171) is in the first state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshio Ohtsuka, Yasuhiro Ogata
  • Patent number: 10829103
    Abstract: An agricultural machine for conducting an agricultural working process includes a combustion engine (2), electrical consumers (3-8), a chargeable electrical battery (9) for electrically supplying the consumers (3-8) and a monitor module (10) for monitoring the charging level of the battery (9). It is proposed that some of the electrical consumers (3-8) of the agricultural machine (1) are peripheral consumers (3-8) for providing functions in a parking state of the agricultural machine (1), in which the combustion engine (2) is shut off, that a power management module (11) is provided, which in the parking state of the agricultural machine (1) monitors the charging level of the battery (9) via the monitor module (11) and deactivates at least one peripheral consumer (3-8), when the charging level falls below a threshold level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: CLAAS E-Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Benjamin Heyne, Volker Brill, Christian Laing, Nermine Khairallah
  • Patent number: 10821292
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods allow inductive recharging of a power source located within or coupled to an implantable medical device while the device is implanted in a patient. The implantable devices in some examples include a multi-axis antenna having a plurality of coil windings arranged orthogonal to one another. The multi-axis antenna configured to generate at least a minimum level of induced current for recharging a power source of the implanted medical device regardless of the orientation of a direction of a magnetic field imposed on the multi-axis antenna relative to an orientation of the implanted medical device and the multi-axis antenna for a given energy level of the imposed magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajesh V. Iyer, Gordon O. Munns, Christian S. Nielsen, Craig L. Schmidt, Paul B. Young
  • Patent number: 10807487
    Abstract: A battery management and balance circuit comprises multiple battery group balance circuits, multiple battery module balance circuits and a battery management unit. The battery group balance circuits connect to battery groups for executing first charge or discharge command. The battery management unit connect to the battery group balance circuits and the battery module balance circuits for generating the first and second charge or discharge commands to the battery module balance circuits. A battery system and a battery management and balance circuit method is also introduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL CHUNG SHAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Chi-Sheng Wu, Chih-Hsien Chung, Hsuang-Chang Chiang, Tsang-Li Tai
  • Patent number: 10811889
    Abstract: A smoothing unit smoothes a detected voltage of each power storage block based on previous data during a certain period. A calculator calculates a difference between a smoothing voltage of one power storage block in the n power storage blocks and a representative value of the smoothing voltages of the other power storage blocks or all the power storage blocks. A determination unit determines a power storage block whose difference against the representative value enlarges more than or equal to a set value during a predetermined period as a power storage block containing an abnormal power storage cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Nishikawa, Yusuke Itakura, Takashi Iida
  • Patent number: 10793014
    Abstract: A system and method for charging an electric vehicle includes identifying vehicle information corresponding to the electric vehicle based on an electronic image of the electric vehicle, retrieving from an electronically stored database a location of a charging port on the electric vehicle based on the vehicle information, and robotically moving a charging connector according to the retrieved location to engage the charging port of the electric vehicle to charge a battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: INTERIM DESIGNS INC
    Inventors: Joseph C. Haddad, Daniel B. Lysak
  • Patent number: 10790680
    Abstract: A fast charging battery system and method for charging battery systems can be applied to most battery types in use for electric vehicles (EVs), electronic devices, and wireless electrical machines. The system could employ industry proven battery charger systems and off-the-shelf electrical components (e.g., contactors, relay switches, semiconductor parts, DC-DC converters, and the like) to keep cost and complexity low. The system provides for two or more charging ports in the electronic device, such as an EV, that may be able to receive and recognize a charging type, such as charging voltage, current and the like, and provide directed charging to multiple battery sub-packs that make up the entire battery. By charging sub-packs in parallel, the charge time can be substantially reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventors: James Nguyen, Jack Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10790701
    Abstract: A wireless power transmitter and a method for operating the wireless power transmitter are provided, which transmit charging power to a wireless power receiver. A control signal is provided that includes time information and load change information, and a load change of the wireless power receiver is detected during a period of time corresponding to the first time information. If the detected load change of the wireless power receiver corresponds to the load change information included in the control signal, a determination is made that the wireless power receiver is admitted for charging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung-Woo Lee, Kang-Ho Byun, Seho Park