"This patent represents another key milestone for KeraCel's engineering and legal team in protecting our advanced competitive position" said Robert Bagheri, KeraCel's CEO.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (PRWEB) March 10, 2020
On March 3, 2020 the United States Patent Office granted KeraCel a key patent for its innovative monolithic solid state battery incorporating a sealed anode structure.
KeraCel is developing its ceramic solid-state batteries using proprietary 3D printing technology resulting in a unique integrated structure for stacked battery cells. This unique structure allows for greatly increasing the battery energy density and producing safer, cheaper and longer lasting solid state batteries.
A critical element of KeraCel’s battery structure is the sealed, porous-anode space where the lithium metal is housed. Lithium metal is moved in and out of this porous space during charge and discharge cycles respectively. The sealed space allows for the elimination of additional external packaging which would otherwise be required to protect lithium metal.
"This patent represents another key milestone for KeraCel's engineering and legal team in protecting our advanced competitive position," said Robert Bagheri, KeraCel's CEO. "It acknowledges the hard work of our team and confirms the innovativeness of our unique porous anode battery design."
KeraCel continues to pursue numerous other critical patents through its ongoing effort with the USPO and other international patent offices.
KeraCel is bringing to market an advanced solid-state battery design and manufacturing method that will allow production of cells with ceramic-based electrolytes and lithium metal anodes to achieve energy densities 2-3 times greater, or at a cost of nearly 50% when compared to Lithium Ion cells today for the same energy level. This 3D print manufacturing process will allow virtually any shape or size of cell to be built for a multitude of applications without changing equipment or tooling, directly under software control.