US Photonics Inc. is developing advancements in cutting edge batteries and battery systems that will revolutionize the entire battery and electronics industries by utilizing their research of new anode and cathode materials, separator technology, and emerging electrolyte impregnated polymers.
While we are not currently releasing many specifics in order to protect our intellectual property, we will be periodically posting information regarding our progress here.
With no comparable products currently on the market, US Photonics’ ENDURE nanobattery stands alone in its ability to provide a multi-function nanobattery with the endurance, flexibility, reliability, and adaptability to change the way the world uses power in the workplace, in the home, on the road, and on the battlefield.
With a cell that is only nanometers in dimension, the ENDURE nanobattery can be configured and connected to scale the output of power by accessing groups of cells into different sized banks, allowing for a variable output that transcends all boundaries and spans all applications. Additionally, with its extremely high surface-to-volume ratio, it provides a virtually instantaneous recharge. Fabricated on flexible polymer jackets, the nanobattery is not only small, but also practically weightless and heat resistant. Through the isolation of each cell, the ENDURE nanobattery also ensures continued reliability; if a large number of cells become damaged, the system remains intact preventing a complete loss of power.
Femtosecond laser machining, coupled with the use of techniques perfected by US Photonics, also provides the ability to rapidly adapt and customize the technology to meet changing customer requirements.
US Photonics Inc. stands firm in its commitment to produce energy sources that are environmentally safe. By using far fewer amounts of corrosive metals and acids per unit of energy delivered, the ENDURE nanobattery allows for safer use and disposal.
Maximizing efficiency in rechargeable batteries is a must as the world looks to new, cleaner and planet friendly power sources. With traditional rechargeable batteries energy is lost in the charging process as heat, which must be kept to a minimum to prevent meltdown and fire hazards. The traditional solution is to slowly charge a battery either with small amounts of current or by cycling the charging state on and off giving things a chance to cool. Our solution is to reduce the resistance of ion flow between anode and cathode and use new materials and methods that are more resistant to heat while being more receptive to the energy exchange.
While we are currently working to improve li-ion technology by renovating all components of a battery, we are also testing the use of more exotic materials such as advanced ion conductive polymers, carbon nano tubes (CNTs), Nitinol, Solgels and Aerogels to improve on the current state of the art methods, as well as testing the effects of reducing particle size of established materials into nano size particles. This enhances not only the overall surface area and capacity, but some materials even show exciting properties unique to the sub micron level.
Our goal remains making batteries more powerful by weight and size. However, we also keep an important focus on batteries that are molded and or shaped to fit specific, non traditional, shapes and areas so that the device does not have to be built to accommodate the battery.
Flexible lithium ion polymer technology also enables batteries to wrap around objects and follow contours without risk of shorting out. Smaller, faster, lighter is one of the most prevalent trends in mobile and handheld device development. From cell phones, laptops, games, GPS, power tools, and other handheld devices to automotive, aeronautic, UPS and more, our drive is to continue to make smaller more reliable batteries and power sources that can recharge faster with fewer thermal issues while maintaining greater storage capacity and stability.