05764030 is referenced by 46 patents and cites 21 patents.

A battery charger for use with different types of batteries, such as batteries requiring constant current charging, such as nickel cadmium (NiCd) and nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries, as well as batteries which not only require constant current charging, but also require constant voltage charging, such as lithium ion batteries. The battery charger includes a pulse width modulator circuit for controlling a power transistor to provide a constant current or a constant voltage output as a function of the battery characteristics. The battery charger may include dual pockets for charging two modular batteries on a time division multiplex basis. In the dual pocket application, power is divided between the two pockets as a function of the charging characteristics of the battery and the power dissipation of the power transistors used for supplying charging current to the pockets.

Title
Microcontrolled battery charger
Application Number
8/818313
Publication Number
5764030
Application Date
March 14, 1997
Publication Date
June 9, 1998
Inventor
Brian Scott Gaza
Naperville
IL, US
Agent
Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery
Assignee
International Components Corporation
IL, US
IPC
H01M 10/46
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