US Patent No: 8,012,621 - Analytics, PDF, Full Text and PAIR Access

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Nickel-metal hydride battery using alkali ion conducting separator

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A nickel-metal hydride storage battery comprising a positive electrode containing nickel hydroxide, a negative electrode containing a hydrogen absorbing alloy, an alkaline electrolyte, and an alkali conducting separator provided between the positive electrode and the negative electrode. The alkali conducting separator may be a solid alkali metal ion super ion conducting material, wherein the alkali metal is Na, K, or Li.

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CERAMATEC, INC.SALT LAKE CITY, UT106

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Bhavaraju, Sai West Jordan, US 76 216
Gordon, John Howard Salt Lake City, US 69 217
Joshi, Ashok V Salt Lake City, US 185 1951

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