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8872469 Method and apparatus for providing standby power for visual display device  
Provided are an apparatus and method thereof for providing standby power to a visual display, the apparatus including: a light collection unit which is operable to receive light and output a...
8866443 Lead acid storage battery and lead acid storage battery system for natural energy utilization system  
The life of a lead acid storage battery is extended by changing an over-frequency equalized charge interval performed on a lead acid storage battery, in accordance with a transition situation of a...
8866465 Nanosatellite photovoltaic regulator  
A solar cell regulator in a nanosatellite includes a pulse width modulated DC-DC boost converter and a peak power tracking controller for converting solar cell power to bus power for charging of...
8866442 Method and device for charging rechargeable batteries  
Rechargeable batteries are used as a power supply in the most varied electrical devices. Parallel to this, connections with other energy sources are frequently available, at least for part of the...
8860357 Universal power generating system  
A universal power generating system, having a rechargeable battery bank with a plurality of rechargeable batteries; a computer; and an outside power source. The outside power source has a shaft,...
8860358 Method for operation of a photovoltaic generator at an operating point of maximum power  
A method includes searching for a point of maximum power based on a systematic load variation, setting the point of maximum power as the operating point of the photovoltaic generator, and tracking...
8854004 Energy storage system and controlling method thereof  
An energy storage system and a controlling method thereof are provided. Accordingly, an operation mode of the energy storage system is stably changed. The energy storage system includes: a battery;...
8853993 Control system and control method of an in-vehicle solar energy charger  
A control system for an in-vehicle solar energy charger, comprising a solar cell panel, a solar energy charger, a starting battery, a power battery and a controller. The solar energy charger, the...
8853989 Fuel cell system and motor driving method  
A motor can be driven while reducing the power loss of the entire system where a plurality of devices that causes power losses exists. The system is provided with an inverter connected to a motor,...
8856576 Energy capture of time-varying energy sources by varying computational workload  
A method and system for managing computational workload in a computerized system powered by an energy source. This invention relies first and foremost on adapting computational workload at the...
8853994 Analog photovoltaic power circuit  
The present invention discloses an analog photovoltaic power circuit, including: a photovoltaic device group for receiving photo energy to generate an input voltage, the input voltage corresponding...
8847543 Secondary battery charging device and secondary battery charging system  
A secondary battery charging system includes a secondary battery charging device and a power generation device that generates a charging current. The secondary battery charging device controls the...
8848327 Controller, controlling method, and solar cell  
Disclosed is a controller for controlling short-circuit across positive and negative terminals of a dye sensitized solar cell for converting a light energy into an electrical energy. The controller...
8841878 Mobile electronic device  
An electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device comprises at least one solar cell, and voltage-detection means operable to detect an output voltage of the at least one solar cell to obtain...
8841877 Power supply system and method for controlling electrochemical cell charging  
An electrical power supply system is provided comprising a number of rechargeable cells, a number of control electronics circuits and a charger which consists of apparatus for producing electricity...
8836251 Drive system and machine  
The present invention relates to a drive system with energy recovery for driving a machine, in particular for driving a crane, wherein the drive system includes at least one fuel cell unit, at...
8836157 Power generation device  
A power generation device for a vehicle comprises a housing adapted to removably affix to a rear of a vehicle and a rotatable support member for rotatably supporting a first device, the rotatable...
8831672 Method and arrangement in a communication system  
A method in a communication system for managing energy consumption of base stations within the communication system includes computing a marginal energy value for a first base station based on an...
8829847 Hybrid battery system for portable electronic devices  
A power management method with a portable electronic device (100) includes identifying, with a controller (202) of the portable electronic device, a power consumption event in the portable...
8829329 Solar cell and battery 3D integration  
An integrated photovoltaic cell and battery device, a method of manufacturing the same and a photovoltaic power system incorporating the integrated photovoltaic cell and battery device. The...
8823316 Thermal effluent to electric energy harvesting system  
A system for harvesting electric energy from thermal energy includes energy conversion assemblies that can be distributed about a conduit through which a heated effluent flows. Each energy...
8825216 Apparatus for controlling power of sensor nodes based on estimation of power acquisition and method thereof  
An apparatus for controlling power of sensor nodes based on estimation of power acquisition, includes: a self power acquisition unit acquiring self power; an internal sensing unit sensing power...
8823315 Portable self-contained photovoltaic solar device  
A portable self-contained photovoltaic device is provided with a hollow cylindrical support in two substantially coaxial portions assembled to one another. The device further includes a rolled...
8816633 Energy harvesting circuit  
The advantageous embodiments comprise an apparatus to manage a current. An alternating current is received from an energy harvesting device configured to generate the alternating current. The...
8816534 System and method for generating, storing and transferring electrical power between a vehicle and an auxiliary application  
A system of charging and utilizing rechargeable battery packs. A vehicle is provided that has an internal vehicle battery rack with removable battery packs. The vehicle recharges the battery packs...
8816632 Radio frequency power transmission system  
A wireless power transmission system for use in a mobile asset comprising a host transmitter for providing at least one of a microwave or a lightwave energy signal, a receiver configured to receive...
8810191 Solar sign illumination system  
A lighting system hardware and control are described. Advantages of the system include the ability to add lighting to an otherwise unmodified location by providing a clamping system that is...
8797719 Mobile power system  
A mobile power system comprises a plurality of energy sources, wherein at least one energy source is a solar powered generating device and at least one energy source is a wind powered generating...
8796984 Fuel cell system, control method for the fuel cell system, and vehicle equipped with the fuel cell system  
A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell, a secondary cell, and a control portion that controls the amount of electricity generated when the fuel cell is started. A start-time target voltage is set...
8796985 Electric power supply system  
An electric power supply system can determine a sharing ratio of an electric power so as to increase and decrease an output electric power supplied by an electric power generator in accordance with...
8786247 Charging circuit  
A charging circuit receives electric power from a solar battery, and charges a secondary battery. A charging current detection unit generates a detection signal that corresponds to a charging...
8786246 Power resource management  
Systems and methods that recharge power supply units of portable electronic devices by leveraging energy harvesting or scavenging techniques. A recharge component accumulates energy from a...
8779275 Thermoelectric generator battery charger and power supply  
A portable device for supplying with power of at least one portable electrical load or gadget (70), wherein the device (10) is adapted to be manually heated and comprises at least one...
8781538 Portable terminal, portable apparatus and supply power control method  
The cellular phone 100 according to the present invention comprises a plurality of solar cell modules 110 arranged on different surfaces of a casing, a plurality of electric power control parts 132...
8766590 Energy storage system of apartment building, integrated power management system, and method of controlling the system  
An energy storage system of an apartment building, an integrated power management system, and a method of controlling the integrated power management system. Power may be efficiently consumed by...
8760107 Anchor charger  
Improvements in a trickle charging system for a boat are presented. The anchor charger is a solar panel that harnesses sunlight to trickle charging a boat through the anchor light connection of a...
8760108 Photovoltaic handbag and system  
A bag includes a frame having a base, a pair of side walls, and a pair of end walls. The base, side walls, and end walls are engaged to one another to define an interior portion accessible via an...
8760109 Method for operating a motorized solar protection home automation installation  
A method for operating a motorized solar protection home automation installation, comprising: an actuator intended to unfold and fold up a fabric, comprising a motor and a motor control module,...
8760110 Electricity distribution system and electricity distribution method  
An electricity distribution system includes an electricity supply control unit that receives information on power consumption, estimates the current and the future power consumption, and controls...
8754654 Power supply device for detecting disconnection of voltage detection lines  
A power supply device includes battery units. Each unit includes a battery block, a voltage detector, a power supply circuit, and a disconnection detector. The block includes serially-connected...
8749202 Battery control system, battery controller, battery control method and program  
Provided is a battery control system including a power generation unit that generates electric power from renewable energy as an energy source, a battery storing the electric power, a power...
8744641 Electric power supply system  
An electric power supply system has, as multiple storage units, an output type battery of high output and small capacity and a capacity type battery of low output and large capacity. The...
8742717 Method and apparatus to harness keyboard strokes and mouse movement to charge an electrical storage device  
In one aspect, the a system for charging an electrical storage device of a computer is disclosed. In one embodiment, the system includes at least one user input device that is operatively connected...
8742716 Information output apparatus  
An information output apparatus comprises a body and a base station. The body has a first battery and an output unit. The first battery is a rechargeable battery. The output unit outputs...
8744635 Power production control method based on power production rate requirement  
A control system for an energy production facility includes a plant controller for receiving an indication of a measured power output of the energy production facility that includes power...
8736223 Watercraft cover having integrated solar powered charging component and mateable assembly  
Disclosed herein is a vehicle or watercraft cover that includes a solar battery charging component integrated therewith or attached thereto. Also disclosed is a kit for easily adapting a vehicle or...
8729850 Charging control system and device  
A charging control system for charging a secondary battery from a solar battery, including a first path for transmitting power from the solar battery to the secondary battery, a second path for...
8723473 Control system and control method of a solar power supply  
A control system of a solar power supply for a vehicle is provided. The control system includes a solar battery pack and a control module. The solar battery is connected to an auxiliary power...
8710789 Systems and/or methods for using air/wind power to charge/re-charge vehicle batteries  
Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to techniques that harness air/wind power to charge and/or re-charge a battery of a vehicle that is at least partially electrically powered. In...
8710351 Solar power system with communication network utilizing magnetic fields  
A solar power system with a communications network for reporting the performance status of each solar module in the array. The network includes short range peer-to-peer wireless links between...