06919725 is referenced by 75 patents and cites 316 patents.

An electronic battery tester for testing a storage battery that includes a battery housing with a plurality of electrochemical cells electrically connected to terminals of the battery is provided. The battery tester includes positive and negative connectors that can connect to the battery terminals. The tester also includes a temperature sensor that can measure a temperature of an individual electrochemical cell of the plurality of electrochemical cells. Processing circuitry, which is coupled to the temperature sensor, is configured to test the battery using the positive and negative connectors and to provide an output related to the temperature measured by the temperature sensor. The present invention also provides a battery charger with an integrated battery cell temperature sensor.

Title
Electronic battery tester/charger with integrated battery cell temperature measurement device
Application Number
10/678629
Publication Number
6919725 (B2)
Application Date
October 3, 2003
Publication Date
July 19, 2005
Inventor
J David Vonderhaar
Bolingbrook
IL, US
Kevin I Bertness
Batavia
IL, US
Agent
Westman Champlin & Kelly
Assignee
Midtronics
IL, US
IPC
G01N 027/416
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