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Patent application: Energy storage control system and method

Ben Welter - Monday, October 26, 2015

U.S. patent application 20150298572 (applicant Johnson Controls Technology Co., Holland, Mich.):

"A system for providing power to a power network includes an energy storage device connected to the power network, a sensor connected with the energy storage device for measuring a state of the energy storage device during a rest period, which corresponds to a time span during which a current through the energy storage device is reduced to a level that enables an estimation of a state of the energy storage device. The system further includes a controller connected to the sensor for measuring a state of the energy storage device. The controller selectively establishes rest periods for the energy storage device. The rest periods are established by optimizing between minimization of disruption to normal operation and a need to update a measurement of the state of the energy storage device."

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/20150298572.pdf

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