US 9,811,060 B2
Automatic checking, validation, and post-processing of a battery object
Sangeun Choi, Simsbury, CT (US); Srinivas Nidamarthi, Auburn Hills, MI (US); and Michael M. Rickin, Shaker Heights, OH (US)
Assigned to ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (CH)
Appl. No. 13/994,558
Filed by Sangeun Choi, Simsbury, CT (US); Srinivas Nidamarthi, Auburn Hills, MI (US); and Michael M. Rickin, Shaker Heights, OH (US)
PCT Filed Dec. 14, 2011, PCT No. PCT/US2011/064949
§ 371(c)(1), (2), (4) Date Aug. 3, 2013,
PCT Pub. No. WO2012/082922, PCT Pub. Date Jun. 21, 2012.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/422,717, filed on Dec. 14, 2010.
Prior Publication US 2013/0317639 A1, Nov. 28, 2013
Int. Cl. G05B 15/02 (2006.01); G01R 31/36 (2006.01); H01M 10/42 (2006.01)
CPC G05B 15/02 (2013.01) [G01R 31/3631 (2013.01); H01M 10/4285 (2013.01)] 26 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system for controlling a machine to perform two or more predetermined tests on a battery cell, said system comprising:
a machine having a tool for performing said two or more predetermined tests, said tool adapted to detect one or more properties of said battery cell said machine adapted to position said tool at two or more predetermined locations on conductive material of said battery cell when said two or more predetermined tests are to be performed; and
a computing device having therein program code usable by said computing device, said program code comprising:
code configured to cause said machine to position said tool at said two or more predetermined locations relative to conductive material of said battery cell, each of said two or more predetermined locations associated with one or more of said two or more predetermined tests;
code configured to cause said machine, and via at least use of said tool, to perform said one or more of said two or more predetermined tests that is associated with a first one of said two or more predetermined locations;
code configured to analyze the results of said performed two or more predetermined tests and determine if retesting of one or more of said two or more predetermined tests is needed, and, upon determining retesting is needed, to reposition said tool at a second one of said two or more predetermined locations on said conductive material and retest said one or more of said two or more predetermined tests;
code configured to determine if all of said two or more predetermined tests have been performed on said battery cell and, upon determination, if any, of all of said two or more predetermined tests have not been performed, configured to cause said machine, via use of said tool, to proceed with another of said two or more predetermined tests; and
wherein said machine is controlled to perform said two or more predetermined tests.