US Patent No: 6,329,793

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Method and apparatus for charging a battery

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An apparatus for charging a battery, includes a first electrical connector configured to couple to a positive terminal of the battery and a second electrical connector configured to couple to a negative terminal of the battery. The first and second connectors are used to charge the battery. A microprocessor is configured to test the battery and provide an encrypted output related to the battery test.

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MIDTRONICS, INC.WILLOWBROOK, IL151

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bertness, Kevin I Batavia, IL 141 8019
McShane, Stephen J Oak Brook, IL 21 1613

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5,315,287 Energy monitoring system for recreational vehicles and marine vessels 179 1993
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5,598,098 Electronic battery tester with very high noise immunity 159 1994
5,488,300 Method and apparatus for monitoring the state of charge of a battery 152 1994
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ROBERT BOSCH GMBH (1)
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NORVIK TRACTION (1)
5,179,335 Battery charger 213 1988
 
HTC CORPORATION (2)
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Snap-on Tools Corporation (1)
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LINEAGE POWER CORPORATION (1)
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INTERMEC CORPORATION (1)
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TRANSACTION CONTROL INDUSTRIES, INC., A CORP. OF TEX. (1)
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GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH CORPORATION (1)
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JOHNSON CONTROLS TECHNOLOGY COMPANY (1)
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GSLE SUBCO LLC (1)
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GENERAL SIGNAL POWER SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
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ALLIED-SIGNAL INC. (4)
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Commonwealth Edison Company (2)
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Honeywell Inc. (1)
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Midtronics, Inc. (18)
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5,469,043 Method for optimizing the charging of lead-acid batteries and an interactive charger 155 1994
5,574,355 Method and apparatus for detection and control of thermal runaway in a battery under charge 169 1995
5,656,920 Method and apparatus for charging a lead-acid battery 151 1995
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5,757,192 Method and apparatus for detecting a bad cell in a storage battery 165 1996
6,051,976 Method and apparatus for auditing a battery test 157 1996
5,821,756 Electronic battery tester with tailored compensation for low state-of charge 170 1996
5,831,435 Battery tester for JIS Standard 171 1997
5,945,829 Midpoint battery monitoring 159 1997
6,081,098 Method and apparatus for charging a battery 165 1997
5,914,605 Electronic battery tester 163 1998
6,037,751 Method and apparatus for charging batteries 164 1998
6,172,505 Electronic battery tester 157 1999
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6,091,245 Method and apparatus for auditing a battery test 151 1999
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (6)
6,417,669 Suppressing interference in AC measurements of cells, batteries and other electrical elements 113 2001
6,495,990 Method and apparatus for evaluating stored charge in an electrochemical cell or battery 113 2001
6,466,026 Programmable current exciter for measuring AC immittance of cells and batteries 113 2001
6,737,831 Method and apparatus using a circuit model to evaluate cell/battery parameters 75 2002
6,621,272 Programmable current exciter for measuring AC immittance of cells and batteries 60 2002
6,806,716 Electronic battery tester 67 2004
 
Interstate Battery System of America (1)
7,940,053 Battery tester with promotion feature 23 2010
 
MAKITA CORPORATION (1)
* 9,166,417 Charger 0 2013
 
ENERSAFE, INC. (1)
* 2007/0046,261 Method and apparatus for temperature, conductance and/or impedance testing in remote application of battery monitoring systems 22 2005
 
GLOBAL ENERGY INNOVATIONS, INC. (3)
8,738,310 Automatic determination of baselines for battery testing 2 2010
8,710,847 Self-correcting amplifier system 0 2011
9,030,173 Identifying and amerliorating a deteriorating condition for battery networks in-situ 0 2011
 
Associated Equipment Corp. (2)
7,504,830 Dual load tester 0 2006
* 2006/0273,783 Dual load tester 2 2006
 
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC (1)
* 6,441,586 State of charge prediction method and apparatus for a battery 79 2001
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (6)
8,823,382 System and method for monitoring a power source of an implantable medical device 1 2008
8,751,010 Time to next recharge session feedback while recharging an implantable medical device, system and method therefore 1 2008
8,314,594 Capacity fade adjusted charge level or recharge interval of a rechargeable power source of an implantable medical device, system and method 7 2008
8,193,766 Time remaining to charge an implantable medical device, charger indicator, system and method therefore 4 2008
* 2009/0273,313 CAPACITY FADE ADJUSTED CHARGE LEVEL OR RECHARGE INTERVAL OF A RECHARGEABLE POWER SOURCE OF AN IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD 2 2008
* 2009/0273,349 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING A POWER SOURCE OF AN IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE 6 2008
 
Midtronics, Inc. (108)
6,466,025 Alternator tester 114 2000
* 6,445,158 Vehicle electrical system tester with encoded output 152 2000
6,441,585 Apparatus and method for testing rechargeable energy storage batteries 131 2000
6,566,883 Electronic battery tester 98 2000
6,456,045 Integrated conductance and load test based electronic battery tester 110 2001
6,424,158 Apparatus and method for carrying out diagnostic tests on batteries and for rapidly charging batteries 126 2001
6,544,078 Battery clamp with integrated current sensor 96 2001
6,469,511 Battery clamp with embedded environment sensor 64 2001
6,633,165 In-vehicle battery monitor 79 2001
6,909,287 Energy management system for automotive vehicle 75 2001
7,198,510 Kelvin connector for a battery post 30 2001
* 2003/0092,308 Kelvin connector for a battery post 0 2001
6,707,303 Electronic battery tester 66 2001
6,871,151 Electronic battery tester with network communication 73 2002
6,885,195 Method and apparatus for auditing a battery test 59 2002
6,556,019 Electronic battery tester 105 2002
7,015,674 Booster pack with storage capacitor 34 2002
6,906,522 Battery tester with battery replacement output 57 2002
6,906,523 Method and apparatus for testing cells and batteries embedded in series/parallel systems 58 2002
6,788,025 Battery charger with booster pack 70 2002
7,126,341 Automotive vehicle electrical system diagnostic device 64 2002
7,058,525 Battery test module 71 2002
7,012,433 Battery tester upgrade using software key 51 2002
6,850,037 In-vehicle battery monitor 73 2002
6,759,849 Battery tester configured to receive a removable digital module 66 2002
7,039,533 Battery test module 31 2002
6,795,782 Battery test module 72 2002
6,781,382 Electronic battery tester 63 2002
6,888,468 Apparatus and method for protecting a battery from overdischarge 67 2003
6,801,040 Electronic battery tester with battery failure temperature determination 0 2003
6,891,378 Electronic battery tester 54 2003
7,557,586 Electronic battery tester 28 2003
6,967,484 Electronic battery tester with automotive scan tool communication 50 2003
6,933,727 Electronic battery tester cable 49 2003
6,913,483 Cable for electronic battery tester 56 2003
7,723,993 Electronic battery tester configured to predict a load test result based on open circuit voltage, temperature, cranking size rating, and a dynamic parameter 28 2003
7,081,755 Battery tester capable of predicting a discharge voltage/discharge current of a battery 59 2003
7,154,276 Method and apparatus for measuring a parameter of a vehicle electrical system 28 2003
6,914,413 Alternator tester with encoded output 57 2003
6,941,234 Query based electronic battery tester 53 2003
6,919,725 Electronic battery tester/charger with integrated battery cell temperature measurement device 63 2003
7,116,109 Apparatus and method for simulating a battery tester with a fixed resistance load 52 2003
7,208,914 Apparatus and method for predicting the remaining discharge time of a battery 35 2003
7,598,699 Replaceable clamp for electronic battery tester 31 2004
8,198,900 Automotive battery charging system tester 4 2004
7,479,763 Apparatus and method for counteracting self discharge in a storage battery 28 2004
7,119,686 Theft prevention device for automotive vehicle service centers 61 2004
7,501,795 Battery charger with booster pack 26 2004
7,246,015 Alternator tester 33 2004
7,688,074 Energy management system for automotive vehicle 47 2004
7,003,410 Electronic battery tester with relative test output 52 2004
6,998,847 Electronic battery tester with data bus for removable module 50 2004
7,656,162 Electronic battery tester with vehicle type input 28 2004
7,106,070 Broad-band low-inductance cables for making Kelvin connections to electrochemical cells and batteries 50 2004
7,319,304 Shunt connection to a PCB of an energy management system employed in an automotive vehicle 32 2004
7,003,411 Electronic battery tester with network communication 68 2004
7,999,505 In-vehicle battery monitor 32 2004
7,446,536 Scan tool for electronic battery tester 42 2004
7,545,146 Apparatus and method for predicting battery capacity and fitness for service from a battery dynamic parameter and a recovery voltage differential 28 2004
7,774,151 Wireless battery monitor 31 2004
7,598,743 Battery maintenance device having databus connection 31 2005
7,034,541 Query based electronic battery tester 28 2005
7,642,786 Battery tester capable of identifying faulty battery post adapters 26 2005
7,505,856 Battery test module 30 2005
7,598,744 Scan tool for electronic battery tester 29 2005
7,772,850 Wireless battery tester with information encryption means 30 2005
7,710,119 Battery tester that calculates its own reference values 39 2005
7,398,176 Battery testers with secondary functionality 31 2006
7,295,936 Electronic battery tester with relative test output 27 2006
7,363,175 Query based electronic battery tester 25 2006
7,777,612 Theft prevention device for automotive vehicle service centers 32 2006
7,595,643 Apparatus and method for simulating a battery tester with a fixed resistance load 29 2006
7,705,602 Automotive vehicle electrical system diagnostic device 45 2006
7,425,833 Broad-band low-inductance cables for making Kelvin connections to electrochemical cells and batteries 27 2006
7,642,787 Automotive vehicle electrical system diagnostic device 30 2006
7,619,417 Battery monitoring system 31 2006
8,674,711 Method and apparatus for measuring a parameter of a vehicle electrical system 0 2006
7,706,991 Alternator tester 28 2007
7,977,914 Battery maintenance tool with probe light 4 2007
7,808,375 Battery run down indicator 40 2008
8,237,448 Battery testers with secondary functionality 4 2008
8,306,690 Battery tester for electric vehicle 14 2008
8,513,949 Electronic battery tester or charger with databus connection 4 2008
8,164,343 Method and apparatus for measuring a parameter of a vehicle electrical system 17 2008
7,728,597 Electronic battery tester with databus 29 2008
8,203,345 Storage battery and battery tester 7 2008
8,442,877 Simplification of inventory management 4 2009
8,436,619 Integrated tag reader and environment sensor 4 2009
8,344,685 System for automatically gathering battery information 14 2009
8,754,653 Electronic battery tester 0 2009
7,940,052 Electronic battery test based upon battery requirements 5 2010
8,958,998 Electronic battery tester with network communication 0 2010
8,493,022 Automotive vehicle electrical system diagnostic device 8 2010
7,924,015 Automotive vehicle battery test system 29 2010
9,274,157 Battery tester for electric vehicle 0 2010
8,738,309 Battery pack maintenance for electric vehicles 0 2010
8,872,516 Electronic battery tester mounted in a vehicle 0 2011
8,872,517 Electronic battery tester with battery age input 0 2011
9,255,955 Method and apparatus for measuring a parameter of a vehicle electrical system 0 2011
9,229,062 Electronic storage battery diagnostic system 0 2011
9,201,120 Electronic battery tester for testing storage battery 0 2011
8,674,654 In-vehicle battery monitor 0 2011
8,963,550 System for automatically gathering battery information 0 2011
9,018,958 Method and apparatus for measuring a parameter of a vehicle electrical system 0 2011
9,052,366 Battery testers with secondary functionality 0 2012
8,704,483 System for automatically gathering battery information 2 2012
9,244,100 Current clamp with jaw closure detection 0 2014
9,312,575 Battery testing system and method 0 2014
 
INTERSTATE BATTERY SYSTEM INTERNATIONAL, INC. (3)
6,930,485 Electronic battery tester with battery failure temperature determination 59 2003
7,498,767 Centralized data storage of condition of a storage battery at its point of sale 34 2006
7,791,348 Battery tester with promotion feature to promote use of the battery tester by providing the user with codes having redeemable value 29 2007
 
MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION (4)
6,924,620 Battery, battery charger, electrical system and method of charging a battery 25 2002
* 2004/0017,177 Battery, battery charger, electrical system and method of charging a battery 0 2002
7,323,846 Battery having an extended terminal 0 2005
* 2005/0264,259 Battery, battery charger, electrical system and method of charging a battery 0 2005
 
NIPPON SOKEN, INC. (1)
* 2004/0207,367 Internal condition detection system for a charge accumulating device 22 2004
 
SNAP-ON INCORPORATED (2)
7,209,850 Active tester for vehicle circuit evaluation 31 2004
* 2006/0031,035 Active tester for vehicle circuit evaluation 1 2004
 
MIDRONICS, INC. (1)
* 7,408,358 Electronic battery tester having a user interface to configure a printer 26 2003
 
SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD. (1)
* 2011/0117,396 Battery Pack and Method of Preventing Cap Disassembly or Cell Replacement in the Battery Pack 0 2010
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