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Battery charging control methods, electric vehicle charging methods, battery charging apparatuses and rechargeable battery systems

United States Patent

8,183,826
May 22, 2012
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Battery charging control methods, electric vehicle charging methods, battery charging apparatuses and rechargeable battery systems. According to one aspect, a battery charging control method includes accessing information regarding a presence of at least one of a surplus and a deficiency of electrical energy upon an electrical power distribution system at a plurality of different moments in time, and using the information, controlling an adjustment of an amount of the electrical energy provided from the electrical power distribution system to a rechargeable battery to charge the rechargeable battery.
Tuffner; Francis K. (Richland, WA), Kintner-Meyer; Michael C. W. (Richland, WA), Hammerstrom; Donald J. (West Richland, WA), Pratt; Richard M. (Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
12/ 467,192
May 15, 2009
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS STATEMENT This invention was made with Government support under contract DE-AC0676RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.