U.S. Patent Granted for
O2Micro's BMS With Vertical Bus Circuits
GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman, Dec. 17, 2014
(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- O2Micro(R) International Limited (OIIM), a global
leader in the design, development and marketing of high-performance integrated
circuits and solutions, was granted a U.S. patent for its Battery Management
Systems (BMS) with Vertical Bus Circuits.
A BMS monitors battery modules to ensure safe
operation and to maximize capacity and battery cycle life via connection to a
host microprocessor. Vertical bus circuits enable the host processor to
communicate with the battery management chips in a BMS. This invention, issued
24 claims under U.S. patent number 8,907,625, ensures an efficient BMS with low
operating power consumption and system costs.
Bill Densham, strategic marketing director,
commented, "This invention provides protection to battery modules in the battery
pack while minimizing part count and system cost."
Founded in April 1995, O2Micro
develops and markets innovative power management components for the Computer,
Consumer, Industrial, Automotive and Communications markets. Products include
LED General Lighting, Backlighting, Battery Management and Power Management.
International maintains an extensive portfolio of intellectual property with
27,716 patent claims granted, and over 28,000 more pending. The company
maintains offices worldwide. Additional company and product information can be
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