Batteries Overview 

Batteries are energy storage devices that allow electrical energy to flow when connected to an electrical circuit. All sizes are available and found in everything from watches and flashlights to cars and boats. The global battery market has been strong in recent years with global revenue reaching $47.5 billion in 2009. Some experts predict that with growing demand for portable electronics that revenue could reach $86.6 billion by 2018. As the demand for batteries grows, so will the need for battery technology, including chargers and testing equipment. Among the most common battery chargers available are those for mobile devices. According to 2015 statistics, 80% of Internet users own smartphones, while 91% own laptops, 47% own tablets and 37% own gaming consoles.

All of these portable devices use batteries and therefore require chargers to keep them running when not plugged into an outlet. As more mobile devices are produced that rely on batteries, there will be a greater need for battery testers. Many applications are available now that gauge the overall life of a device’s battery while determining the amount of life available for use before a charge is required. Battery testers are also very common for cars, trucks and boats; however, physical equipment is usually required to run battery tests. offers comprehensive research on battery technology, providing insight into charging equipment, test equipment, battery manufacturers and the global battery market as a whole. Browse industry reports, market research reports databases and more for the United States and worldwide to find quality information on battery technology.


Use of Reactive Lithium Alkoxyborates as Electrolyte Additives in Electrolytes for Lithium Ion Batteries

INVENTORS • Arnd Garsuch, Brett Lucht, Michael Schmidt


The use of lithium alkoxyborates in lithuim ion batteries allows them to be more superior to the conventional batteries in several technical aspects. For instance, they provide higher energy densities than accumulators based on lead or comparatively noble heavy metals.


This allows lithium batteries to be used to higher voltages which results in an increase of 15% more capacity of the battery. The lithium salt has good solubility, high conductivity, and good thermal stability.


Patent Number Issue Date Type Country of Filing
14/906,198 None Other Patent United States
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Electrolyte for Lithium Ion Batteries

INVENTORS • Brett Lucht, Ang Xiao, Li Yang, Mengqing Xu


Discovery of a new lithium salt, lithium tetrafluorooxalatophosphate (LiPF4(C2O4), LiF4OP), has been designed as a new compound and a synthetic method for the preparation of this new lithium salt is developed.


The new salt for lithium ion battery electrolytes provides improved power, capacity and prolonged use of Lithium ion batteries as a portable power source for electric and hybrid electric vehicle applications.


This salt has a high conductivity and solubility but is more thermally stable than the industry standard LiPF6. These properties lead to a improved power, capacity and prolonged use of Lithium ion batteries as a portable power source. The rechargeable lithium ion cell includes an anode, a cathode, and a non-aqueous electrolyte comprising a solution of a lithium salt in a non-aqueous organic solvent containing lithium tetrafluorooxalatophosphate (LiPF4(C2O4), LiF4OP)
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