Safer separators enabling current and next-generation lithium batteries
Optodot Corporation has added a cutting‐edge U.S. patent to its portfolio of more than 90 pending and issued battery patents worldwide. This new IP is directed to Optodot’s NanoPore® Electrode Coated Separator (ECS) technology, defining an advanced design and manufacturing option for next‐generation batteries. With ECS, electrodes—for example, lithium metal anodes—are directly deposited onto the separator to form a separator/electrode stack.
On October 6, 2020, the United States Patent and Trademark Office granted Optodot a new patent entitled “Separators for Electrochemical Cells.” This patent, U.S. Pat. No. 10,797,288, is directed to separators and batteries comprising separators, including, for example, “a porous separator for an electrochemical cell, the separator comprising: a hydrated aluminum oxide; and an organic polymer that is covalently bonded to at least a portion of said hydrated aluminum oxide.”
On May 12, 2020, Optodot was granted a new patent entitled “Lithium batteries utilizing nanoporous separator layers.” This patent, U.S. Pat. No. 10,651,444, covers an advanced design and manufacturing process for lithium ion batteries.
On August 13, 2019, Optodot Corporation was granted a new patent entitled “Nanoporous Separators for Batteries and Related Manufacturing Methods.” The patent, U.S. Pat. No. 10,381,623, covers functional treatments of the separator to improve the cycle life performance of lithium metal batteries by inhibiting dendrite growth.
Optodot’s nanocomposite ceramic separator, NPORE®,
features zero heat shrinkage for increased battery safety.
Our mission is to make batteries safe
What We Do
Our patented technology greatly reduces the risk of thermal runaway, safeguarding everything from pocket-sized smartphone batteries to large-format, energy-dense electric vehicle and power grid batteries.
Streamline your manufacturing process by depositing electrodes directly on the separator. Wide-width and high-speed production with potential for novel, thinner, and lighter layers.
Collaboration & Licensing
Partnerships & Joint Development
Developing the ultimate battery is a challenge in today’s highly competitive marketplace. Get the edge by working with us to tailor our unique separator to your company’s specific needs. Since its founding in 2000, Optodot has worked both with federal agencies and with private-sector companies–from startups to Global 500’s.
IP Portfolio & Licensing
Optodot currently holds over 90 pending and issued battery patents worldwide, spanning both current and cutting-edge separator technology. Optodot has granted licenses to leading battery companies.
Optodot Corporation is an intellectual property, custom products, and contract services company specializing in battery separators and advanced battery coating processes. We are the exclusive owners of critical patents required for the next generation of lithium batteries, IP which will enable greater safety, more energy, faster charging, and lower cost than current products. Our battery innovations are covered by over 90 US and international pending and issued patents. We are continuously advancing our separator designs for the lithium battery market, empowering our partners to create safer, more efficient batteries that benefit people and our planet.