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INTELLIGENT ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING SYSTEM

United States Patent Application

20140203077
A1
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A battery charging system for an electric vehicle in which an addressable RFID tag, an RFID receiver, an electrical charger, and a controller operate to charge the battery of an electric vehicle according to a user profile and a charging profile in response to a signal received by the RFID reader from the RFID tag. In an interconnected system, multiple charging stations are connected to the electrical power grid and communicate with a central controller through communications links. A grid converter can be provided to allow for backfilling power from an electric vehicle to the power grid in response to a command from the central controller.
Gadh, Rajit (Los Angeles, CA), Chattophadhyay, Arunabh (Los Angeles, CA), Chung, Ching-Yen (New Tapei City, TW), Chu, Peter (Laguna Beach, CA), Prabhu, Brahmavar (Los Angeles, CA), Sheikh, Omar (Valencia, CA), Chynoweth, Josh (Los Angeles, CA)
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (Oakland CA)
14/ 162,386
January 23, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0003] This invention was made with Government support under Grant No. DE-OE0000192, awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.