System for automatically gathering battery information

  • US 8,344,685 B2
  • Filed: 04/01/2009
  • Issued: 01/01/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/20/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method comprising:

  • affixing a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag on a storage battery at a battery manufacturing plant;

    storing battery manufacturing information into the RFID tag, the battery manufacturing information including a battery algorithm suitable for use in testing the battery;

    reading the battery manufacturing information from the RFID tag at an automobile dealership;

    conducting a battery test at the automobile dealership using the battery manufacturing information;

    obtaining a battery test result at the automobile dealership; and

    storing the battery test result and a corresponding timestamp into the RFID tag at the automobile dealership.

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