Patents by Inventor David C. Batson

David C. Batson has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190348719
    Abstract: An electrochemical storage cell may comprise first and second electrode sheets wound around a cylindrical core forming a jellyroll structure, the first and second electrode sheets each comprising uncoated conductive edges parallel to end faces of the jellyroll structure, and coated opposing surfaces between the uncoated conductive edges, first and second separator sheets mechanically and electrically separating the coated opposing surfaces of the first and second electrode sheets and mechanically and electrically separating the cylindrical core and the coated opposing surfaces of the first electrode sheet, and slotted cutouts from the uncoated conductive edges, the slotted cutouts angularly co-located relative to the cylindrical core upon forming the jellyroll structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: Lithium Werks Technology BV
    Inventors: David C. Batson, Rex Withers, James E. Dawson
  • Patent number: 10381688
    Abstract: An electrochemical storage cell may comprise first and second electrode sheets wound around a cylindrical core forming a jellyroll structure, the first and second electrode sheets each comprising uncoated conductive edges parallel to end faces of the jellyroll structure, and coated opposing surfaces between the uncoated conductive edges, first and second separator sheets mechanically and electrically separating the coated opposing surfaces of the first and second electrode sheets and mechanically and electrically separating the cylindrical core and the coated opposing surfaces of the first electrode sheet, and slotted cutouts from the uncoated conductive edges, the slotted cutouts angularly co-located relative to the cylindrical core upon forming the jellyroll structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Lithium Werks Technology BV
    Inventors: David C. Batson, Rex Withers, James E. Dawson
  • Publication number: 20160351966
    Abstract: An electrochemical storage cell may comprise first and second electrode sheets wound around a cylindrical core forming a jellyroll structure, the first and second electrode sheets each comprising uncoated conductive edges parallel to end faces of the jellyroll structure, and coated opposing surfaces between the uncoated conductive edges, first and second separator sheets mechanically and electrically separating the coated opposing surfaces of the first and second electrode sheets and mechanically and electrically separating the cylindrical core and the coated opposing surfaces of the first electrode sheet, and slotted cutouts from the uncoated conductive edges, the slotted cutouts angularly co-located relative to the cylindrical core upon forming the jellyroll structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: David C. Batson, Rex Withers, James E. Dawson
  • Patent number: 9013139
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for charging a rechargeable battery that includes at least one rechargeable electrochemical cell is disclosed. The method includes measuring at least one electrical characteristic of the battery, and determining a charging current to be applied to the battery based on the at least one measured electrical characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Leslie J. Pinnell, David C. Batson, Alexander Kaplan
  • Patent number: 8368346
    Abstract: Disclosed is a portable charger device that includes a chamber to hold at least one rechargeable charging battery, and at least one controller. The controller is configured to determine a first charging current level to apply to the at least one rechargeable charging battery such that the at least one rechargeable charging battery achieves a first predetermined charge that is reached within a first period of time of 15 minutes or less, apply to the at least one rechargeable charging battery a first charging current substantially equal to the determined first charging current level, determine a second charging current to apply to the one or more external rechargeable batteries, and apply to the one or more external rechargeable batteries a second charging current substantially equal to the determined second charging current level, the second charging current being drawn from the at least one rechargeable charging battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: David C. Batson, Leslie J. Pinnell
  • Publication number: 20120139501
    Abstract: Disclosed is a battery having an internally integrated voltage converter module. The battery includes at least one electrochemical cell having an internal bore, a voltage converter module electrically coupled to the at least one electrochemical cell and disposed within a portion of the internal bore, the voltage converter configured to convert a first voltage produced by the at least one electrochemical cell into a second, different voltage, a set of terminals being electrically coupled to the voltage converter, and a bypass circuit coupled between one of the terminals of the set of terminals and the at least one electrochemical cell to direct charging current applied from an external source to the at least one electrochemical cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: George M. Cintra, Kirakodu S. Nanjundaswamy, Alexander Kaplan, David C. Batson, David Leigh DeMuth, Leslie J. Pinnell, Frank Kressmann, Joern Riemer, Leo Faranda
  • Patent number: 8115454
    Abstract: Disclosed is a battery having an internally integrated voltage converter module. The battery includes at least one electrochemical cell having an internal bore, a voltage converter module electrically coupled to the at least one electrochemical cell and disposed within a portion of the internal bore, the voltage converter configured to convert a first voltage produced by the at least one electrochemical cell into a second, different voltage, a set of terminals being electrically coupled to the voltage converter, and a bypass circuit coupled between one of the terminals of the set of terminals and the at least one electrochemical cell to direct charging current applied from an external source to the at least one electrochemical cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: George M. Cintra, Kirakodu S. Nanjundaswamy, Alexander Kaplan, David C. Batson, David Leigh DeMuth, Leslie J. Pinnell, Frank Kressmann, Joern Riemer, Leo Faranda
  • Publication number: 20110260694
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dual use apparatus including a base device having a port for delivering charging current to an battery to be charged, and a charging circuit, disposed in the base device and in communication with the port to determine a charge capacity of the battery using battery identifying information received from the battery, and applying the charging current to the battery based on the determined charge capacity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: Jordan T. Bourilkov, David C. Batson, George M. Cintra, Alexander Kaplan, David N. Klein, Leslie J. Pinnell, John Rotondo
  • Patent number: 7932700
    Abstract: A battery that includes an electrochemical cell having an internal bore therethrough is described herein. The battery also includes a voltage converter module electrically coupled to the electrochemical cell and disposed within a portion of the internal bore The voltage converter is configured to convert a first voltage produced by the electrochemical cell into a second, different voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: George M. Cintra, Kirakodu S. Nanjundaswamy, Alexander Kaplan, David C. Batson, David Leigh DeMuth, Leslie J. Pinnell, Frank Kressmann, Joern Riemer, Leo Faranda
  • Publication number: 20080238356
    Abstract: Disclosed is a portable charger device that includes a chamber to hold at least one rechargeable charging battery, and at least one controller. The controller is configured to determine a first charging current level to apply to the at least one rechargeable charging battery such that the at least one rechargeable charging battery achieves a first predetermined charge that is reached within a first period of time of 15 minutes or less, apply to the at least one rechargeable charging battery a first charging current substantially equal to the determined first charging current level, determine a second charging current to apply to the one or more external rechargeable batteries, and apply to the one or more external rechargeable batteries a second charging current substantially equal to the determined second charging current level, the second charging current being drawn from the at least one rechargeable charging battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: David C. Batson, Leslie J. Pinnell
  • Publication number: 20080238372
    Abstract: Disclosed is a battery having an internally integrated voltage converter module. The battery includes at least one electrochemical cell having an internal bore, a voltage converter module electrically coupled to the at least one electrochemical cell and disposed within a portion of the internal bore, the voltage converter configured to convert a first voltage produced by the at least one electrochemical cell into a second, different voltage, a set of terminals being electrically coupled to the voltage converter, and a bypass circuit coupled between one of the terminals of the set of terminals and the at least one electrochemical cell to direct charging current applied from an external source to the at least one electrochemical cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: George M. Cintra, Kirakodu S. Nanjundaswamy, Alexander Kaplan, David C. Batson, David Leigh DeMuth, Leslie J. Pinnell, Frank Kressmann, Joern Riemer, Leo Faranda
  • Publication number: 20080238369
    Abstract: Disclosed is a battery. The battery includes an electrochemical cell having an internal bore therethrough, and a voltage converter module electrically coupled to the electrochemical cell and disposed within a portion of the internal bore, the voltage converter configured to convert a first voltage produced by the electrochemical cell into a second, different voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: George M. Cintra, Kirakodu S. Nanjundaswamy, Alexander Kaplan, David C. Batson, David Leigh DeMuth, Leslie J. Pinnell, Frank Kressmann, Joern Riemer, Leo Faranda
  • Publication number: 20080238362
    Abstract: Charging a rechargeable battery having one or more rechargeable cells includes determining a current level to apply to the battery such that the battery has a pre-determined charge that is reached within a specified period of time that is less than about 15 minutes and applying a charging current having substantially about the determined current level to the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: Leslie J. Pinnell, Alexander Kaplan, Matthew R. Stone, Jordan T. Bourilkov, David C. Batson
  • Publication number: 20080238361
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for charging a rechargeable battery that includes at least one rechargeable electrochemical cell is disclosed. The method includes measuring at least one electrical characteristic of the battery, and determining a charging current to be applied to the battery based on the at least one measured electrical characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: Leslie J. Pinnell, David C. Batson, Alexander Kaplan
  • Publication number: 20080238357
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for charging a rechargeable battery having at least one rechargeable electrochemical cell. The method includes determining a corresponding battery capacity based on identification information received from the rechargeable battery, determining a charging current level to apply to the rechargeable battery based on the determined corresponding battery capacity such that the battery achieves a pre-determined charge that is reached within a charging period of time of 15 minutes or less, and applying a charging current having substantially about the determined current level to the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: Jordan T. Bourilkov, David N. Klein, John Rotondo, David C. Batson
  • Patent number: 7205746
    Abstract: A battery cover assembly having integrated battery condition monitoring for measuring electrical current passing to and from a battery post, including an electrically conductive collar for connecting to a post of a battery, and an electrically conductive terminal for receiving a connector of a load. An electrically conductive resistor having a known resistance extends between outer surfaces of the collar and the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Microchip Technology Inc.
    Inventor: David C. Batson
  • Patent number: 7012404
    Abstract: A terminal assembly for measuring electrical current passing to and from a battery post, including an electrically conductive collar for connecting to a post of a battery, and an electrically conductive terminal for receiving a connector of a load. An electrically conductive resistor having a known resistance extends between outer surfaces of the collar and the terminal. The terminal assembly is incorporated into a battery, which also includes a volt meter connected between the outer surfaces of the collar and the terminal for measuring the voltage drop across the resistor, memory for storing the known resistance of the resistor, and a processor programmed to receive the measured voltage drop from the volt meter, retrieve the known resistance from the memory, and calculate current flow through the resistor based on the measured voltage drop and the known resistance, whereby current flow to and from the battery can be measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: Microchip Technology Incorporated
    Inventor: David C. Batson
  • Publication number: 20040212342
    Abstract: A battery cover assembly having integrated battery condition monitoring for measuring electrical current passing to and from a battery post, including an electrically conductive collar for connecting to a post of a battery, and an electrically conductive terminal for receiving a connector of a load. An electrically conductive resistor having a known resistance extends between outer surfaces of the collar and the terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2004
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Applicant: MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED
    Inventor: David C. Batson
  • Publication number: 20040012396
    Abstract: A terminal assembly for measuring electrical current passing to and from a battery post, including an electrically conductive collar for connecting to a post of a battery, and an electrically conductive terminal for receiving a connector of a load. An electrically conductive resistor having a known resistance extends between outer surfaces of the collar and the terminal. The terminal assembly is incorporated into a battery, which also includes a volt meter connected between the outer surfaces of the collar and the terminal for measuring the voltage drop across the resistor, memory for storing the known resistance of the resistor, and a processor programmed to receive the measured voltage drop from the volt meter, retrieve the known resistance from the memory, and calculate current flow through the resistor based on the measured voltage drop and the known resistance, whereby current flow to and from the battery can be measured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2003
    Publication date: January 22, 2004
    Applicant: MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED
    Inventor: David C. Batson
  • Patent number: 6628102
    Abstract: A terminal assembly for measuring electrical current passing to and from a battery post, including an electrically conductive collar for connecting to a post of a battery, and an electrically conductive terminal for receiving a connector of a load. An electrically conductive resistor having a known resistance extends between outer surfaces of the collar and the terminal. The terminal assembly is incorporated into a battery, which also includes a volt meter connected between the outer surfaces of the collar and the terminal for measuring the voltage drop across the resistor, memory for storing the known resistance of the resistor, and a processor programmed to receive the measured voltage drop from the volt meter, retrieve the known resistance from the memory, and calculate current flow through the resistor based on the measured voltage drop and the known resistance, whereby current flow to and from the battery can be measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: Microchip Technology Inc.
    Inventor: David C. Batson