New Developments in Battery Technology

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Announcement of a 'Self-Charging' battery
The Inventions Submission Corporation (ISC), of Pittsburgh PA has announced that two Fort Wayne IN inventors have created a self-charging replacement for rechargeable batteries. The invention "recharges without the use of special equipment or electrical current and can be produced in all standard battery sizes."

Another entry to the "self-charging" field is shown in a US Patent Office Patent Application Publication 2006/0257734. To access these publications it is necessary to go to the USPTO home page and click on the Application Publication database.

Electric Cars
Electric cars discusses the use of batteries as motive power sources in electric vehicles, as well as temporary energy storage in hybrid and solar powered vehicles.


Lithium-Metal-Polymer Battery with ultra-thin film electrolyte

This Lithium-Metal-Polymer battery contains no liquid or paste electrolyte. The electrolyte is in the form of a polymer film, resulting in a lightweight battery that is rugged, required little maintenance, and can tolerate extremes of temperatures in service lives as long as 10 years.

Battery-operated water purifier

A new development offered by Proctor & Gamble, not yet on the market. It is low-power electrolysis technology that can remove pathogens from small or large quantities of water. The technology is offered for licensing through yet2.com as a TechPak.

Uninterruptible power supply for a city? It takes a huge battery
Wouldn't it be nice if we didn't have to worry about the power going off suddenly with the loss of what you had been doing at the computer? It is called an uninterruptible power supply. You can buy one for your computer that will keep it going for some dozens of minutes. What if you were trying to provide power to a small city? Could you keep it going for 4 or more hours? Learn how by following the link above.

Valve-regulated Lead-Acid Batteries
Valve-regulated Lead-Acid batteries are more user-friendly than the type found in your automobile. They are welcome in the home or office. A new rugged case allows them to be shipped inside electronic equipment, where they can provide energy for uninterruptible power supplies. Read about new advances in energy density and service life.

Electric vehicles 'refuel' by pumping in recharged electrolyte
What do you do if you own an electric vehicle that has been driven too far for the amount of charge stored on its batteries? Do you drive to the nearest electrical plug-in and wait six hours for the batteries to charge? Suppose you could just drive into an electrolyte pumping station and say, "Fill her up!" This development allows for just that possibility.