BrightVolt Awarded Patent for Supported Tab Battery Design

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."