Reviews of European Patents on Nickel/Metal Hydride Batteries
AbstractPatent applications in the field of nickel/metal hydride (Ni/MH) batteries are reviewed to provide a solid technology background and directions for future developments. As the fourth review article in the series of investigations into intellectual properties in this area, this article focuses on 126 patent applications filed by European companies at the European Patent Office, while the earlier articles dealt with those from USA, Japan, and China. The history and current status of the key companies in the Ni/MH battery business are briefly discussed. These companies are categorized by their main roles in the industry, i.e., battery manufacturer, metal hydride alloy supplier, separator supplier, and others. While some European companies are pioneers in bringing the Ni/MH product to customers, others have made significant contributions to the development of the technology, especially in the button cell, bipolar cell, and separator areas. View Full-Text
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Chang, S.; Young, K.-H.; Lien, Y.-L. Reviews of European Patents on Nickel/Metal Hydride Batteries. Batteries 2017, 3, 25.
Chang S, Young K-H, Lien Y-L. Reviews of European Patents on Nickel/Metal Hydride Batteries. Batteries. 2017; 3(3):25.Chicago/Turabian Style
Chang, Shiuan; Young, Kwo-Hsiung; Lien, Yu-Ling. 2017. "Reviews of European Patents on Nickel/Metal Hydride Batteries." Batteries 3, no. 3: 25.
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