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Lithium battery management system

United States Patent

May 8, 2012
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Provided is a system for managing a lithium battery system having a plurality of cells. The battery system comprises a variable-resistance element electrically connected to a cell and located proximate a portion of the cell; and a device for determining, utilizing the variable-resistance element, whether the temperature of the cell has exceeded a predetermined threshold. A method of managing the temperature of a lithium battery system is also included.
Dougherty; Thomas J. (Waukesha, WI)
Johnson Controls Technology Company (Holland, MI)
11/ 921,442
February 1, 2006
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The Government of the United States has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-FC26-95EE50425, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.