US 11,658,354 B2
Battery life assessment and capacity restoration
Shawn Murphy, Swampscott, MA (US); Ashish Sreedhar, Boston, MA (US); Vincent Yuan-Hsiang Lee, Winchester, MA (US); and Steven Africk, Boston, MA (US)
Assigned to TITAN ADVANCED ENERGY SOLUTIONS, INC., Salem, MA (US)
Appl. No. 16/617,932
Filed by Titan Advanced Energy Solutions, Inc., Salem, MA (US)
PCT Filed May 30, 2018, PCT No. PCT/US2018/035039
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Nov. 27, 2019,
PCT Pub. No. WO2018/222658, PCT Pub. Date Dec. 6, 2018.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/634,098, filed on Feb. 22, 2018.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/512,616, filed on May 30, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2020/0106137 A1, Apr. 2, 2020
Int. Cl. H01M 10/00 (2006.01); H01M 10/48 (2006.01); G01R 31/382 (2019.01); G01N 29/07 (2006.01); G01S 15/02 (2006.01); H01M 10/0525 (2010.01); H01M 10/42 (2006.01)
CPC H01M 10/48 (2013.01) [G01N 29/07 (2013.01); G01R 31/382 (2019.01); G01S 15/02 (2013.01); H01M 10/0525 (2013.01); H01M 10/425 (2013.01); H01M 2010/4271 (2013.01)] 28 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An apparatus for restoring capacity to a lithium ion battery, the apparatus comprising:
one or more transducers configured to transmit, without charging or discharging of the lithium ion battery, acoustic or ultrasonic energy into the lithium ion battery so as to disrupt at least one Secondary Solid Electrolyte Interphase (SSEI) layer of the lithium ion battery.