Furukawa Electric had 38 patents in batteries during Q1 2024. The patents filed by Furukawa Electric Co Ltd in Q1 2024 focus on improving the management, productivity, and reliability of bipolar lead-acid batteries. These patents include a battery management system, a design for improved bonding between electrodes and substrates, a storage battery with enhanced performance, and lead foils designed to prevent breakage and voltage drop in the batteries. Overall, the innovations aim to reduce environmental impact, increase efficiency, and prolong the lifespan of lead-acid batteries. GlobalData’s report on Furukawa Electric gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Furukawa Electric grant share with batteries as a theme is 18% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Lead-acid battery management system and lead-acid battery management program (Patent ID: US20240106017A1)

The patent filed by Furukawa Electric Co Ltd describes a lead-acid battery management system and program designed to manage bipolar lead-acid batteries efficiently, reducing environmental impact and ensuring reliable functionality throughout the manufacturing-to-reuse circulation cycle. The system includes a management and support apparatus with a recording unit to track operation history and a state determination unit to assess the need for battery replacement based on collected data. Additionally, the system features components like an information collection unit, determination information calculation unit, and necessity determination unit to facilitate the decision-making process regarding battery replacement.

Furthermore, the lead-acid battery management system incorporates features such as a business operator selection unit, schedule adjustment unit, and notification creation unit to streamline the process of replacing batteries when necessary. By comparing determination information with preset thresholds, the system can efficiently determine when a battery replacement is required and notify the relevant business operators involved in the circulation cycle. The program associated with the system enables the collection of operation history information, calculation of determination information, and determination of replacement necessity, along with functionalities for selecting business operators and creating notifications for them.

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