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Batteries 2017, 3(3), 24; doi:10.3390/batteries3030024

Reviews on Chinese Patents Regarding the Nickel/Metal Hydride Battery

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Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
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BASF/Battery Materials-Ovonic, 2983 Waterview Drive, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA
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College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Zhengzhou University of Light Industry, No.5 Dongfeng Road, Zhengzhou 450002, Henan, China
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Shenzhen HighPower Technology, Building 1, 68 Xinxia Road, Pinghu Town, Longgang District, Shenzhen 518111, Guangdong, China
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
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Academic Editor: Catia Arbizzani
Received: 26 May 2017 / Revised: 5 July 2017 / Accepted: 14 July 2017 / Published: 20 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries 2017)

Abstract

Both the patents issued and applications filed in China regarding nickel/metal hydride (Ni/MH) battery technology are reviewed in the article. Selective works from 39 battery manufactures, 9 metal hydride alloy suppliers, 13 Ni(OH)2 suppliers, 20 hardware suppliers, 19 system integrators, universities, and 12 research institutes are included. China being the country that produces the most Ni/MH batteries is relatively weak in the innovation part of intellectual properties when compared to the US and Japan. However, it produces very many patents in the areas of cell structure optimization and production processes. Designs of high-capacity, high-power, and low-cost cells are compared from different manufacturers. View Full-Text
Keywords: nickel metal hydride battery; Chinese Patent; metal hydride alloy; nickel hydroxide; Chinese battery manufacturer nickel metal hydride battery; Chinese Patent; metal hydride alloy; nickel hydroxide; Chinese battery manufacturer
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Young, K.-H.; Cai, X.; Chang, S. Reviews on Chinese Patents Regarding the Nickel/Metal Hydride Battery. Batteries 2017, 3, 24.

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