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Title: Wireless battery management control and monitoring system

Abstract

A battery management system using a sensor inside of the battery that sensor enables monitoring and detection of various events in the battery and transmission of a signal from the sensor through the battery casing to a control and data acquisition module by wireless transmission. The detection of threshold events in the battery enables remedial action to be taken to avoid catastrophic events.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1417332
Patent Number(s):
9,869,726
Application Number:
14/817,686
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Aug 04
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 25 ENERGY STORAGE

Citation Formats

Zumstein, James M., Chang, John T., Farmer, Joseph C., Kovotsky, Jack, Lavietes, Anthony, and Trebes, James Edward. Wireless battery management control and monitoring system. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Zumstein, James M., Chang, John T., Farmer, Joseph C., Kovotsky, Jack, Lavietes, Anthony, & Trebes, James Edward. Wireless battery management control and monitoring system. United States.
Zumstein, James M., Chang, John T., Farmer, Joseph C., Kovotsky, Jack, Lavietes, Anthony, and Trebes, James Edward. 2018. "Wireless battery management control and monitoring system". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1417332.
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