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Title: State of charge indicators for a battery

Abstract

The present invention relates to state of charge indicators for a battery. One aspect of the present invention utilizes expansion and contraction displacements of an electrode plate of a battery to gauge the state of charge in the battery. One embodiment of a battery of the present invention includes an anodic plate; a cathodic plate; an electrolyte in contact with the anodic and cathodic plates; plural terminals individually coupled with one of the anodic and cathodic plates; a separator intermediate the anodic and cathodic plates; an indicator configured to indicate an energy level of the battery responsive to movement of the separator; and a casing configured to house the anodic and cathodic plates, electrolyte, and separator.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID
OSTI Identifier:
872652
Patent Number(s):
5981100
Assignee:
Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Company (Idaho Falls, ID) INEEL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
charge; indicators; battery; relates; aspect; utilizes; expansion; contraction; displacements; electrode; plate; gauge; embodiment; anodic; cathodic; electrolyte; contact; plates; plural; terminals; individually; coupled; separator; intermediate; indicator; configured; indicate; energy; level; responsive; movement; casing; house; energy level; charge indicators; electrode plate; /429/

Citation Formats

Rouhani, S. Zia. State of charge indicators for a battery. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Rouhani, S. Zia. State of charge indicators for a battery. United States.
Rouhani, S. Zia. Fri . "State of charge indicators for a battery". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872652.
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abstractNote = {The present invention relates to state of charge indicators for a battery. One aspect of the present invention utilizes expansion and contraction displacements of an electrode plate of a battery to gauge the state of charge in the battery. One embodiment of a battery of the present invention includes an anodic plate; a cathodic plate; an electrolyte in contact with the anodic and cathodic plates; plural terminals individually coupled with one of the anodic and cathodic plates; a separator intermediate the anodic and cathodic plates; an indicator configured to indicate an energy level of the battery responsive to movement of the separator; and a casing configured to house the anodic and cathodic plates, electrolyte, and separator.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {1}
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