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O2Micro Receives Patent for Charging Systems Invention

O2Micro® International Limited (Nasdaq: OIIM) was issued 20 claims under United States patent number 8,148,942 for its Charging Systems with Cell Balancing Functions invention.

O2Micro's patented invention provides a charging system, creating floating power supplies that may be used to charge high cell count battery packs. During charging, the set of battery cells may be balanced automatically, with minimal power loss.

"This technology makes possible higher efficiency charging systems for high cell count battery packs," remarked Bill Densham, strategic marketing director, O2Micro.

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