Patent Issued for O2Micro's BMS Invention
O2Micro® International Limited (Nasdaq: OIIM) was issued 6 claims under United States patent number 8,164,305 for its Battery Management System (BMS) with Energy Balance invention.
This patent uses a multi-winding transformer and corresponding switches to perform high cell count balancing. This concept allows energy to transfer from one cell to any other cell regardless of position in the cell stack.
Bill Densham, strategic marketing director, O2Micro, said, "O2Micro's BMS efficiently balances voltages in battery packs with high cell count battery cells used in hybrid electric vehicle and electric vehicle applications."
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