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Michael T Reher: Battery monitor and method for providing operating parameters. Globe Union, Foley & Lardner, June 14, 1994: US05321627 (242 worldwide citation)

A battery monitor which monitors the operating parameters of a battery to provide an indication of, for example, the absolute state of charge, the relative state of charge, and the capacity of the battery under battery discharge, rest, and recharge conditions. The battery monitor includes a current ...


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Michael T Reher, Bradley N Koeppel: Battery thermal control system and method. Globe Union, Foley & Lardner, June 1, 1993: US05215834 (37 worldwide citation)

A battery thermal control system and method is provided which selectively heats or cools a storage battery in accordance with the battery temperature and state of charge. The thermal control system includes a battery housing having an internal airspace between the battery and the housing which exten ...


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Michael E Reed, Thomas J Dougherty, Mark S Inkmann, Debra L Smith, Michael T Reher: Dual wall storage battery system having air passageways in the bottom of the battery. Globe Union, Harness Dickey & Pierce, October 28, 1997: US05681668 (35 worldwide citation)

A battery shield for a storage battery includes first and second members which are dimensioned to fit around the battery, forming a shield structure, that is open at its top and encloses the battery on all four sides and on the bottom, forming a heat shield for protecting the battery from hot temper ...


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Michael T Reher, Ronald C Klassen, Bradley N Koeppel: Digital battery capacity warning device. Globe Union, Foley & Lardner, July 14, 1992: US05130699 (26 worldwide citation)

A voltage monitor and method enables the monitoring of a DC input voltage. The input voltage is continuously scanned and compared to a predetermined threshold. The result of the comparison is periodically stored in a shift register along with previous scan results. When a predetermined number of sto ...


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Michael T Reher, Bradley N Koeppel: State of charge indicator for deep-cycle application. Globe Union, Foley & Lardner, May 16, 1995: US05416402 (22 worldwide citation)

A state of charge indicator monitors a voltage produced by a depletable energy source and provides an indication when the state of charge of the depletable energy source falls below a predetermined threshold. The state of charge indicator includes an input circuit for sensing the voltage and produci ...


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Mark S Inkmann, Michael T Reher, David W Saari: Split shell battery enclosure. Globe Union, Harness Dickey & Pierce, July 16, 1996: US05536595 (18 worldwide citation)

A split-shell enclosure for a storage battery for motor vehicle includes identical first and second enclosure members which are dimensioned to fit around the battery, forming a shell structure, that is open at its top and bottom and partially encloses the battery on two sides and completely encloses ...


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Michael T Reher, Ronald L Piontkowski, John J Weier, Bradley N Koeppel: Method and apparatus for predicting battery temperature. Globe Union, Harness Dickey & Pierce, January 27, 1998: US05711605 (10 worldwide citation)

A vehicle control unit estimates a temperature of the vehicle's battery including the temperature of each of the battery's plurality of cells. The control unit includes a memory unit having stored therein heat transfer coefficients of three types. The first type is representative of heat transfer be ...


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Thomas J Dougherty, Mark S Inkmann, Debra L Smith, Michael T Reher: Thermal stabilization shield for storage batteries. Globe Union, Harness Dickey & Pierce, August 6, 1996: US05543248 (8 worldwide citation)

A battery shield for a storage battery includes first and second members which are dimensioned to fit around the battery, forming a shield structure, that is open at its top and encloses the battery on all four sides and on the bottom, forming a heat shield for protecting the battery from hot temper ...


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Mark S Inkmann, Michael T Reher, Bradley N Koeppel, Brett M Lenhardt: Connection arrangement for battery monitoring circuits. Globe Union, Leonard J Kalinowski, E L Levine, Joseph E Root III, September 12, 1995: US05449570 (3 worldwide citation)

An arrangement for mounting a battery monitoring circuit on the cover of the battery and for connecting the terminal ends of first and second lead wires of a battery monitoring circuit to the positive and negative terminals of the battery, the arrangement including a cavity formed in the battery cov ...