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May 2016

BrightVolt mentioned in The Kiplinger Letter

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The Kiplinger Letter, Washington D.C., May 27th, 2016 – You’ll be seeing more batteries everywhere in the years ahead…popping up in new applications, making existing products smarter and more versatile, helping the electric grid work more efficiently, etc.

They’ll be smaller, cheaper and more useful than today’s versions…a boon for many industries.

To picture tomorrow’s batteries, think thin: As little as half a millimeter in some cases… so thin they’ll be printed onto rolls of plastic film. That’ll enable mass production and drive down costs.

And think flexible. The tiny, rigid batteries that power small electronic items now will be replaced by ones that bend to fit products of varying shapes. And unlike today’s units, those thin, flexible batteries will tolerate being directly laminated or soldered onto the products that they’ll be powering.

Now think of all the likely uses for them:

Longer-lasting smartphones; smaller, nimbler drones; shipping labels that broadcast an item’s location within the supply chain via radio waves; and more. Go-anywhere batteries will open up whole new lines of products. For instance, look for flexible e-readers that can be rolled up or folded like a magazine. Patches with medical sensors that bend around a patient’s arm. Smart watches with batteries hidden in the band.

Among firms set to cash in on the growing demand for advanced batteries:
Privately held Imprint Energy, BrightVolt and Blue Spark Technologies. One or more could eventually be tempting takeover targets for larger, deep-pocketed tech firms.

Direct Link to The Kiplinger Letter

BrightVolt Awarded Patent for Supported Tab Battery Design

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REDMOND, Wash., May 5, 2016 – BrightVolt, Inc., the industry leader in ultra-thin flexible battery design and manufacturing, announces it has been awarded a new patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for “Improved battery packaging and constructions for batteries, particularly thin, flat-profile packaged batteries.” This patent, now granted for BrightVolt in the United States, and already granted in key global markets, further establishes BrightVolt as the leading company in battery technology and design.

The proprietary technology applicable in rapid development and production provides for better battery packaging constructions and easier fabrication. Collector tabs coated by electrically conductive adhesive tape provide better packaging and materials creating support for tabs and regular battery perimeter thus eliminating the need for soldering.

According to CEO Todd Peters, “We strive to be at the leading edge of battery design and manufacturing and are enabling designers to build their products and not be constrained by the size, shape and to some extent, the power of the battery. This patent further reinforces what we have already been confident in for some time, our technology is a game changer in IoT and ultimately, in the very way we live our lives.”

The patent, numbered US 9,224,516 B2, describes “battery packaging constructions which eliminate the need for soldering” through the use of collector tabs coated by electrically conductive adhesive tape. The result: better fabrication and ultimately a much more secure connection, especially for use in RFID tags, smart cards and medical devices, to name just a few possible applications in the Internet of Things (IoT) space.

BrightVolt anticipates that this patent, in addition to the 75 others in its portfolio (with still more in the pipeline), will further solidify the Company’s advanced proprietary position in ultra-thin battery manufacture and construction. “These batteries will soon be found everywhere,” says Peters. “From the cards in your wallet to packages shipped around the world to the power inside medical devices which are saving and prolonging human life, they will be a ubiquitous part of our existence.”