Document Type

Patent

Abstract

A circuit for heating an energy storage device is disclosed. The circuit includes a switching device having a closed state and an open state. The circuit also includes a storage circuit for storing energy. The storage circuit has a resonating frequency. A controller is provided for operating the switching device. In operation, energy is transferred from the energy storage device to the storage circuit while the switching device is in the open state, and returned from the storage circuit to the energy storage device while the switching device is in the closed state. This energy transfer causes warming of the energy storage device.

Patent Country

US

Patent Number

US6072301

Publication Date

6-6-2000

Assignee(s)

Chrysler Corporation; The University of Toledo

Application Number

09/175627

Filing Date

October 1998

Primary Class

320/128

Rights

These materials are free of copyright restrictions and are in the public domain within the United States only. The USPTO reserves the right to assert copyright protection internationally.

Institution

The University of Toledo

Repository

University of Toledo Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Initiatives

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