US Pat. No. 9,406,927

METHOD OF PREPARING AN ANODE FOR A LI-ION BATTERY

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A method of preparing an anode for a Li-ion battery, comprising:
mixing metal particles with carbon particles to form a mixture, wherein the metal particles comprises at least one of: Ge,
Sn and Si;

deoxidizing the metal particles in the mixture by heating the mixture in a vacuum atmosphere in a range of 10?3 to 10?6 mbar for 60-100 hours at a temperature in a range of 150 to 350° C. to form a deoxidized mixture;

adding a binder material to the deoxidized mixture; and
consolidating the deoxidized mixture and binder material to form an anode.

US Pat. No. 9,472,804

ANODES COMPRISING GERMANIUM FOR LITHIUM-ION DEVICES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. An anode material for a lithium ion device, comprising:
an active material comprising germanium nano-particles having a particle size of 20 to 100 nm, boron carbide nano-particles
having a particle size of 20 to 100 nm and tungsten carbide nano-particles having a particle size of 20 to 60 nm, wherein
the weight percentage of the germanium is between 5 to 80 weight % of the total weight of the anode material, the weight percentage
of boron in the anode material is between 2 to 20 weight % of the total weight of the anode material and the weight percentage
of tungsten in the anode material is between 5 to 20 weight % of the total weight of the anode material.

US Pat. No. 9,252,606

DEVICES FOR ADAPTIVE FAST-CHARGING OF MOBILE DEVICES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A device charger for adaptive fast-charging of mobile devices, the device charger comprising:
(a) a charge-delivering device for providing electrical power between 60 and 100 watts to a charge-receiving device, wherein
the charge-delivering device is an AC device charger, a DC device charger, an AC/DC charger, or a secondary slave battery
and wherein said charge-receiving device is a primary slave battery;

(b) at least one electrical-contact pin coupled to the charge-receiving device for enabling electrical current to be received
at an amperage greater than about 5 A by said charge-receiving device; and

(c) at least one electrical-contact pad coupled to the charge-delivering device for enabling electrical current to be transmitted
at an amperage greater than about 5 A from the charge-delivering device.

US Pat. No. 9,373,837

METHODS OF MANUFACTURING MULTI-FUNCTIONAL ELECTRODE DEVICES FOR FAST-CHARGING OF ENERGY-STORAGE DEVICES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A method for manufacturing multi-functional electrode (MFE) devices for fast-charging of energy-storage devices, the method
comprising:
configuring a first MFE structure for forming a suitable electrochemical half-couple, wherein said first MFE structure has
a first fast-charging component (FCC) and a first MFE assembly;

providing a counter-electrode structure for forming a complementary electrochemical half-couple to said first MFE structure;
and

assembling an internal voltage controller (IVC) with said first MFE structure and said counter-electrode structure for applying
a bias potential to said first MFE structure and/or said counter-electrode structure, whereby said bias potential is set in
accordance with said first MFE structure and said counter-electrode structure.

US Pat. No. 9,368,984

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR FAST-CHARGING OF RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A system for fast charging of a lithium-ion battery, the system comprising:
a power management module configured to:
continuously monitor a state of charge (SOC) of the lithium-ion battery;
during a normal mode of operation and upon detecting that the battery is at the predetermined low charge level, discontinuing
discharge of the battery;

upon detecting that the battery is connected to a charger, providing charging rate of at least 4 C for at least part of charging
of the battery; and

upon detecting that the battery, while connected to the charger, is at the predetermined high charge level, discontinuing
the charging,

wherein the predetermined low charge level and the predetermined high charge level define a consumable capacity of the battery,
wherein a full capacity of the battery is at least three times larger than the consumable capacity.

US Pat. No. 9,225,187

MULTI-FUNCTIONAL ELECTRODE DEVICES FOR FAST-CHARGING OF ENERGY-STORAGE DEVICES AND METHODS THEREIN

StoreDot Ltd., Herzliya ...

1. A multi-functional electrode (MFE) device for fast-charging of energy-storage devices, the device comprising:
(a) a first MFE structure for forming a suitable electrochemical half-couple, said first MFE structure having a first fast-charging
component (FCC) and a first MFE assembly;

(b) a counter-electrode structure for forming a complementary electrochemical half-couple to said first MFE structure; and
(c) an internal voltage controller (IVC) for applying a bias potential to said first MFE structure and/or said counter-electrode
structure, whereby said bias potential is set in accordance with said first MFE structure and said counter-electrode structure.

US Pat. No. 9,868,859

COLOR CONVERSION IN LCD DISPLAYS

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A hybrid sol-gel precursor formulation comprising:
an ESOR (epoxy silica ormosil) solution comprising TEOS (tetraethyl orthosilicate), at least one silane precursor other than
TEOS, and GLYMO ((3-Glycidyloxypropyl) trimethoxysilane);

a DURS (diurethane siloxane) nanoparticles powder comprising isocyanate-functionalized silica nanoparticles and ethylene glycol,
wherein the silica nanoparticles are maintained as nanoparticles in the formulation; and

a transition metal alkoxide matrix solution.

US Pat. No. 10,003,060

SURFACE ACTIVATION IN ELECTRODE STACK PRODUCTION AND ELECTRODE-PREPARATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A method comprising:surface treating at least one cell separator prior to attachment to at least one electrode, wherein the surface treating is configured to form binding sites on the at least one cell separator, and
attaching the at least one cell separator to the at least one electrode by cold press lamination, wherein the created binding sites are configured to stabilize the cold press lamination electrostatically.

US Pat. No. 9,728,776

GERMANIUM-CONTAINING LITHIUM-ION DEVICES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A lithium ion device comprising:
an anode having an active material comprising germanium nano-particles having a particle size of 20 to 100 nm, boron carbide
nano-particles having a particle size of 20 to 100 nm and tungsten carbide nano-particles having a particle size of 20 to
60 nm,
wherein the weight percentage of the germanium is between 5 to 80 weight % of the total weight of the anode, the weight percentage
of boron in the anode is between 2 to 20 weight % of the total weight of the anode and the weight percentage of tungsten in
the anode is between 5 to 20 weight % of the total weight of the anode;
a cathode; and
an electrolyte.

US Pat. No. 10,059,843

RHODAMINE DERIVATIVES DYES, COLOR-CONVERSION-LAYER AND USES THEREOF

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A photoluminescent compound represented by the structure of formula (I):
wherein
R1 is COOZ, NO2, COR, COSR, or CN;
R2 each is independently selected from H, halide, COR, CN, NCO, NCS and COOZ;
R3 each is independently selected from H, halide, COR, CN, NCO, NCS, OR, SR, SO3H, SO3M and COOZ;
R4-R16 and R4?-R16? are each independently selected from H, alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, benzyl, halide, NO2, OR, N(R)2, COR, CON(R)2, CO(N-heterocycle) and COOR;
R is H, alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, benzyl, —(CH2CH2O)rCH2CH2OH, —(CH2)pOC(O)NH(CH2)qSi(Oalkyl)3, —(CH2)pOC(O)CH?CH2 or —(CH2)pSi(Oalkyl)3;
Z is unsubstituted alkyl, or cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, benzyl, —(CH2CH2O)rCH2CH2OH, —(CH2)pOC(O)NH(CH2)qSi(Oalkyl)3, —(CH2)pOC(O)CH?CH2 or —(CH2)pSi(Oalkyl)3;
M is a monovalent cation;
n and m are each independently an integer between 1-4;
p and q is each independently an integer between 1-6;
r is an integer between 0-10;
and
X is an anion;
wherein if R2 and R3 are hydrogens (H), then R1 is not COOZ.

US Pat. No. 9,692,051

GERMANIUM-CONTAINING ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR ANODES FOR LITHIUM-ION DEVICES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. An active material for producing an anode for a lithium ion device, the active material comprising:
germanium nano-particles having a particle size of 20 to 100 nm, wherein the weight percentage of the germanium is between
72 to 96 weight % of the total weight of the active material;

boron carbide nano-particles having a particle size of 20 to 100 nm, wherein the weight percentage of boron in the active
material is between 3 to 6 weight % of the total weight of the active material; and

tungsten carbide nano-particles having a particle size of 20 to 60 nm, wherein the weight percentage of tungsten in the active
material is between 6 to 25 weight % of the total weight of the active material.

US Pat. No. 10,035,953

COLOR CONVERSION FILMS WITH PLASMON ENHANCED FLUORESCENT DYES

STOREDOT Ltd., Herzeliya...

8. A method comprising:preparing at least one color conversion film comprising at least one RBF compound selected to absorb illumination from a backlight source of the LCD and having at least one of a R emission peak and a G emission peak,
wherein the at least one RBF compound is defined by Formula I:
wherein:R1 is COOR, NO2, COR, COSR, CO(N-heterocycle), CON(R)2, or CN;
R2 each is independently selected from H, halide, N(R)2, COR, CN, CON(R)2, CO(N-heterocycle), NCO, NCS, OR, SR, SO3H, SO3M and COOR;
R3 each is independently selected from H, halide, N(R)2, COR, CN, CON(R)2, CO(N-heterocycle), NCO, NCS, OR, SR, SO3H, SO3M and COOR;
R4-R16 and R4?-R16? are each independently selected from H, CF3, alkyl, haloalkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, benzyl, halide, NO2, OR, N(R)2, COR, CN, CON(R)2, CO(N-Heterocycle) and COOR;
R is H, alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, benzyl, —(CH2CH2O)rCH2CH2OH, —(CH2)pOC(O)NH(CH2)qSi(Oalkyl)3, —(CH2)pOC(O)CH?CH2 or —(CH2)pSi(Oalkyl)3;
n and m is each independently an integer between 1-4;
p and q are each independently an integer between 1-6;
r is an integer between 0-10;
M is a monovalent cation; and
X is an anion;
electromagnetically coupling at least some of the at least one RBF compound to PR elements having a resonance spectrum that at least partly overlap at least one of an absorption and an emission spectra of the at least one RBF compound, wherein the PR elements comprise metallic nanoparticles ranging in diameter between 10-100 nm, metal coated or sputtered on the color conversion film, a metallic film comprising islands or perforations on at least part of the color conversion film, a multilayer hyperbolic metamaterial, or a combination thereof, and
integrating the at least one color conversion film in a LCD with RGB color filters.

US Pat. No. 9,771,480

RHODAMINE DERIVATIVES DYES AND USES THEREOF

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A photoluminescent compound represented by the structure of formula 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, or 11:
wherein X? is an anion.
US Pat. No. 9,831,488

IN-BATTERY POLYMERIZATION OF CONDUCTING POLYMERS FOR HIGH-RATE CHARGING CATHODES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A cathode, prepared from a cathode formulation comprising:
cathode material having an olivine-based structure,
binder material, and
monomer material selected to polymerize into a conductive polymer upon partial delithiation of the cathode material during
at least a first charging cycle of a cell having the cathode,

wherein:
the monomer material is in monomer form in the cathode in its pristine form prior to the first charging cycle of the cell,
the partial delithiation is carried out electrochemically during the first charging cycle of the cell,
following the first charging cycle of the cell, the monomer material is at least partly polymerized,
the cathode material is AzMXO4 wherein A is Li, alone or partially replaced by at most 10% of Na and/or K; 0?z?1, M is at least 50% of Fe(II) or Mn(II) or
mixture thereof; and XO4 is PO4, alone or partially replaced by at most 10 mol % of at least one group selected from SO4 and SiO4, and

the monomer material consists of monomers of at least one of pyrrole, aniline, thiophene, phenyl mercaptan, furan, phenol,
ethylenedioxythiophene and styrenesulfonate.

US Pat. No. 9,692,050

GERMANIUM-CONTAINING LITHIUM-ION DEVICES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A lithium ion device comprising:
an anode having an active material comprising germanium nano-particles having a particle size of 20 to 100 nm, boron carbide
nano-particles having a particle size of 20 to 100 nm and tungsten carbide nano-particles having a particle size of 20 to
60 nm,
wherein the weight percentage of the germanium is between 5 to 80 weight % of the total weight of the anode, the weight percentage
of boron in the anode is between 2 to 20 weight % of the total weight of the anode and the weight percentage of tungsten in
the anode is between 5 to 20 weight % of the total weight of the anode;
a cathode; and
an electrolyte.

US Pat. No. 9,994,765

COLOR CONVERSION FILMS WITH PLASMON ENHANCED FLUORESCENT DYES

STOREDOT Ltd., Herzeliya...

8. A method comprising:preparing at least one color conversion film comprising at least one RBF compound selected to absorb illumination from a backlight source of the LCD and having at least one of a R emission peak and a G emission peak,
wherein the at least one RBF compound is defined by Formula I:
wherein:R1 is COOR, NO2, COR, COSR, CO(N-heterocycle), CON(R)2, or CN;
R2 each is independently selected from H, halide, N(R)2, COR, CN, CON(R)2, CO(N-heterocycle), NCO, NCS, OR, SR, SO3H, SO3M and COOR;
R3 each is independently selected from H, halide, N(R)2, COR, CN, CON(R)2, CO(N-heterocycle), NCO, NCS, OR, SR, SO3H, SO3M and COOR;
R4-R16 and R4?-R16? are each independently selected from H, CF3, alkyl, haloalkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, benzyl, halide, NO2, OR, N(R)2, COR, CN, CON(R)2, CO(N-Heterocycle) and COOR;
R is H, alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, benzyl, —(CH2CH2O)rCH2CH2OH, —(CH2)pOC(O)NH(CH2)qSi(Oalkyl)3, —(CH2)pOC(O)CH?CH2 or —(CH2)pSi(Oalkyl)3;
n and m is each independently an integer between 1-4;
p and q are each independently an integer between 1-6;
r is an integer between 0-10;
M is a monovalent cation; and
X is an anion;
electromagnetically coupling at least some of the at least one RBF compound to PR elements having a resonance spectrum that at least partly overlap at least one of an absorption and an emission spectra of the at least one RBF compound, wherein the PR elements comprise metallic nanoparticles ranging in diameter between 10-100 nm, metal coated or sputtered on the color conversion film, a metallic film comprising islands or perforations on at least part of the color conversion film, a multilayer hyperbolic metamaterial, or a combination thereof, and
integrating the at least one color conversion film in a LCD with RGB color filters.

US Pat. No. 9,966,591

ELECTRODE STACK PRODUCTION METHODS

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A method comprising:depositing an electrode slurry on a sacrificial film to form an electrode thereupon, wherein the electrode slurry comprises a first solvent,
attaching a coated current collector film, having a conductive coating which is produced using a second solvent, onto the formed electrode, to yield a stack, wherein a binding strength of the electrode to the coated current collector film is higher than a binding strength of the electrode to the sacrificial film, and
delaminating the sacrificial film from the electrode while maintaining the attachment of the electrode to the coated current collector film,
wherein the attaching is carried out by lamination,
and wherein the lamination is carried out by applying pressure on the stack by pressing or calendaring without heating the stack.

US Pat. No. 9,951,225

RHODAMINE DERIVATIVES DYES AND USES THEREOF

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A photoluminescent compound represented by the structure of formula 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15 or 16:wherein X? is an anion.

US Pat. No. 9,871,247

GERMANIUM-CONTAINING ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR ANODES FOR LITHIUM-ION DEVICES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. An active material for producing an anode for a lithium ion device, the active material comprising:
germanium nano-particles having a particle size of 20 to 100 nm, wherein the weight percentage of the germanium is between
72 to 96 weight % of the total weight of the active material;

boron carbide nano-particles having a particle size of 20 to 100 nm, wherein the weight percentage of boron in the active
material is between 3 to 6 weight % of the total weight of the active material; and

tungsten carbide nano-particles having a particle size of 20 to 60 nm, wherein the weight percentage of tungsten in the active
material is between 6 to 25 weight % of the total weight of the active material.

US Pat. No. 9,583,761

METHODS FOR MAKING ANODES FOR GERMANIUM-CONTAINING LITHIUM-ION DEVICES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A method for making an anode for lithium ion devices, the method comprising:
milling germanium powder, carbon, and boron carbide powder to form a nano-particle mixture having a particle size of 20 to
100 nm;

adding an emulsion of tungsten carbide nano-particles having a particle size of 20 to 60 nm to the mixture to form an active
material; and

adding a polymeric binder to the active material to form the anode,
wherein the weight percentage of the germanium in the anode is between 5 to 80 weight % of the total weight of the anode,
the weight percentage of boron in the anode is between 2 to 20 weight % of the total weight of the anode and the weight percentage
of tungsten in the anode is between 5 to 20 weight % of the total weight of the anode.

US Pat. No. 10,096,859

ELECTROLYTES WITH IONIC LIQUID ADDITIVES FOR LITHIUM ION BATTERIES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. An electrolyte for a lithium ion battery having an anode made of anode material particles and a cathode, said electrolyte consisting of carbonate containing electrolyte, at least one lithium salt and an additive present in an amount up to 10 volume percent of the electrolyte, the additive consisting of at least one ionic liquid which consists of cations and anions, wherein, while operating the battery:during charging of the battery, at least the cations form, upon application of an electric field in a vicinity of the anode, a mobile layer at surfaces of the anode material particles, which accommodates expansion of the anode material particles by rearrangement of at least the cations,
during discharging of the battery, at least the cations diffuse into the carbonate-containing electrolyte; and
wherein the anions comprise at least one sulfonylimide, substituted or unsubstituted, and the cations comprise at least one piperidinium, substituted or unsubstituted, wherein the at least one ionic liquid is further selected to have a melting temperature below 10° C.

US Pat. No. 10,033,023

SURFACE ACTIVATION IN ELECTRODE STACK PRODUCTION AND ELECTRODE-PREPARATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A method comprising:surface treating at least one cell separator prior to attachment to at least one electrode, wherein the surface treating is configured to form binding sites on the at least one cell separator, and
attaching the at least one cell separator to the at least one electrode by cold press lamination, wherein the created binding sites are configured to stabilize the cold press lamination electrostatically.

US Pat. No. 10,000,640

RHODAMINE DERIVATIVES DYES AND USES THEREOF

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A photoluminescent compound represented by the structure of formula 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15 or 16:wherein X? is an anion.

US Pat. No. 10,059,876

COLOR CONVERSION FILMS WITH PLASMON ENHANCED FLUORESCENT DYES

STOREDOT Ltd., Herzeliya...

8. A method comprising:preparing at least one color conversion film comprising at least one RBF compound selected to absorb illumination from a backlight source of the LCD and having at least one of a R emission peak and a G emission peak,
wherein the at least one RBF compound is defined by Formula I:
wherein:R1 is COOR, NO2, COR, COSR, CO(N-heterocycle), CON(R)2, or CN;
R2 each is independently selected from H, halide, N(R)2, COR, CN, CON(R)2, CO(N-heterocycle), NCO, NCS, OR, SR, SO3H, SO3M and COOR;
R3 each is independently selected from H, halide, N(R)2, COR, CN, CON(R)2, CO(N-heterocycle), NCO, NCS, OR, SR, SO3H, SO3M and COOR;
R4-R16 and R4?-R16? are each independently selected from H, CF3, alkyl, haloalkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, benzyl, halide, NO2, OR, N(R)2, COR, CN, CON(R)2, CO(N-Heterocycle) and COOR;
R is H, alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, benzyl, —(CH2CH2O)rCH2CH2OH, —(CH2)pOC(O)NH(CH2)qSi(Oalkyl)3, —(CH2)pOC(O)CH?CH2 or —(CH2)pSi(Oalkyl)3;
n and m is each independently an integer between 1-4;
p and q are each independently an integer between 1-6;
r is an integer between 0-10;
M is a monovalent cation; and
X is an anion;
electromagnetically coupling at least some of the at least one RBF compound to PR elements having a resonance spectrum that at least partly overlap at least one of an absorption and an emission spectra of the at least one RBF compound, wherein the PR elements comprise metallic nanoparticles ranging in diameter between 10-100 nm, metal coated or sputtered on the color conversion film, a metallic film comprising islands or perforations on at least part of the color conversion film, a multilayer hyperbolic metamaterial, or a combination thereof, and
integrating the at least one color conversion film in a LCD with RGB color filters.

US Pat. No. 10,072,153

COLOR CONVERSION IN LCD DISPLAYS WITH SILICA NANOPARTICLES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A hybrid sol-gel precursor formulation comprising:an ESOR (epoxy silica ormosil) solution comprising TEOS (tetraethyl orthosilicate), at least one silane precursor other than TEOS, and GLYMO ((3-Glycidyloxypropyl) trimethoxysilane);
a DURS (diurethane siloxane) nanoparticles powder comprising silica nanoparticles and ethylene glycol, wherein the silica nanoparticles are maintained as nanoparticles in the formulation; and
a transition metal alkoxide matrix solution.

US Pat. No. 10,100,197

RHODAMINE DERIVATIVES DYES AND USES THEREOF

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A photoluminescent compound represented by the structure of formula 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15 or 16:wherein X? is an anion.

US Pat. No. 10,122,042

INCREASING CYCLING LIFETIME OF FAST-CHARGING LITHIUM ION BATTERIES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A method of extending a cycling life time of a lithium ion battery, the method comprising:conducting a formation process of the battery by:
performing a first cycle of fully charging the battery at a rate of less than C/30, and consecutively discharging the battery, and, consecutively,
performing a plurality of charge-discharge cycles, and,
operating the battery:
initially at a narrow range of voltages which is smaller than 1.5V and consecutively,
upon detection of a specified deterioration in a capacity of the battery, operating the battery at least at one broader range of voltages which is larger than 1.5V.

US Pat. No. 10,110,036

SUPERCAPACITOR-EMULATING FAST-CHARGING BATTERIES AND DEVICES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A device comprising control circuitry and a modified fast-charging lithium ion battery having Si, Ge and/or Sn-based anode active material and designed to operate at 5C at least and within an operation range of 5% at most around a working point of between 60-80% lithiation of the Si, Ge and/or Sn-based anode active material, wherein the control circuitry is configured to maintain a state of charge (SOC) of the battery within the operation range around the working point,wherein the anode active material is configured to enable operation of the modified fast-charging lithium ion battery only around the working point and within the operation range,
wherein an anode of the modified fast-charging lithium ion battery comprises mechanical barriers configured to prevent full expansion of the anode material upon lithiation and
wherein the anode material comprises composite anode material particles having shell structures which are smaller than a full expansion volume of cores of the composite anode material particles.

US Pat. No. 10,297,872

REGULATION OF METAL ION LEVELS IN LITHIUM ION BATTERIES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A method comprising:regulating a level of metal ions in at least one electrode of a lithium ion battery, wherein the lithium ion battery comprises the at least one electrode, at least one separator and electrolyte within a battery pouch, and undergoes a formation process prior to being operable,
wherein the regulating is carried out electrochemically between the at least one electrode and a solid metal ion source, at least prior to or during the formation process of the lithium ion battery, and
wherein the at least one electrode and the solid metal ion source are within the battery pouch during said regulating of the level of metal ions.

US Pat. No. 10,367,192

ALUMINUM ANODE ACTIVE MATERIAL

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. An anode comprising anode active material particles which comprise aluminum particles, wherein a lithium-containing layer replaces a native oxide on the surface of the aluminum particles.

US Pat. No. 10,367,193

METHODS OF PREPARING ANODES USING TIN AS ACTIVE MATERIAL

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A method for preparing a lithium ion cell comprising:attaching nanoparticles to anode active material particles that comprise 5-80% tin, wherein the nanoparticles are at least one order of magnitude smaller than the anode active material particles,
preparing an anode from the anode active material particles having the attached nanoparticles, and
preparing a lithium ion cell using the prepared anode.

US Pat. No. 10,290,864

COATED PRE-LITHIATED ANODE MATERIAL PARTICLES AND CROSS-LINKED POLYMER COATINGS

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. An anode comprising anode active material particles which are coated by at least one coating, wherein the anode active material particles comprise at least one of Si, Ge, Sn and Al and the at least one coating is at least partly polymeric,wherein the anode active material particles are attached to the polymeric coating provided that the attachment consists of a physical attachment;
wherein the anode active material particles are coated with the polymeric coating prior to the anode formation;
wherein the polymeric coating forms a polymerized matrix in which the anode active material particles are dispersed uniformly; and
wherein the anode active material particles are pre-lithiated and the at least one coating comprises a hydrophobic conductive polymer.

US Pat. No. 10,256,650

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR ADAPTIVE FAST-CHARGING OF MOBILE DEVICES

STOREDOT LTD., Herzeliya...

1. A method for adaptive fast-charging of mobile devices, the method comprising:determining, by a charging device, whether a slave battery is a rapid charging-enabled component adapted for rapid charging at a charging rate greater than about 10 C;
if the slave battery is adapted for rapid charging, charging the slave battery at a charging rate greater than about 10 C via said charging device;
if the slave battery is not adapted for rapid charging, charging said the slave battery at a charging rate, lower than the charging rate of about 10 C, via said charging device;
determining, by the charging device, whether a mobile device battery of the mobile device is a rapid charging-enabled component adapted for rapid charging at a charging rate greater than about 10 C;
if the mobile device battery is adapted for rapid charging, charging the mobile device battery at a charging rate greater than about 10 C via said charging device; and
if the mobile device battery is not adapted for rapid charging, charging the mobile device battery at a charging rate, lower than charging rate of about 10 C, via said charging device.

US Pat. No. 10,236,540

REGULATION OF METAL ION LEVELS IN LITHIUM ION BATTERIES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A method comprising:regulating a level of metal ions in at least one electrode of a lithium ion battery, wherein the lithium ion battery comprises the at least one electrode, at least one separator and electrolyte within a battery pouch, and undergoes a formation process prior to being operable,
wherein the regulating is carried out electrochemically between the at least one electrode and a solid metal ion source, at least prior to or during the formation process of the lithium ion battery, and
wherein the at least one electrode and the solid metal ion source are within the battery pouch during said regulating of the level of metal ions.

US Pat. No. 10,227,492

MODIFICATIONS OF THE SOL-GEL FILMS AND PRODUCTION PROCESSES THEREOF

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A hybrid sol-gel formulation comprising:an epoxy silica ormosil solution comprising TEOS (tetraethyl orthosilicate), at least one silane precursor other than TEOS, and GLYMO ((3-Glycidyloxypropyl) trimethoxysilane);
a nanoparticles powder comprising isocyanate-functionalized silica nanoparticles and ethylene glycol;
a transition metal alkoxide matrix solution; and
at least one rhodamine-based fluorescent (RBF) compound;
wherein the formulation further comprises at least one of: polydimethylsiloxane hydroxy terminated, dendritic polyol or polyvinylpyrrolidone.

US Pat. No. 10,199,677

ELECTROLYTES FOR LITHIUM ION BATTERIES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A lithium ion cell comprising:at least one anode comprising anode active material which consists of Si, Ge and/or Sn,
at least one cathode, and
an electrolyte consisting of at least one solvent, at least one linear carbonate component, at least one cyclic carbonate component, at least one lithium salt and optional additives up to 2%,
wherein the at least one cyclic carbonate component comprises at least 20% vol of vinylene carbonate (VC),
and
wherein the lithium ion cell is configured to operate at a fast charging rate of at least 10C, and
wherein the electrolyte has a 3:7 ratio between the VC and the at least one linear carbonate component.

US Pat. No. 10,199,646

ANODES FOR LITHIUM-ION DEVICES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. An anode material for a lithium ion device, comprising:an active material comprising silicon particles in the size of 100-500 nm, and boron carbide nanoparticles, wherein the boron carbide nanoparticles are at least one order of magnitude smaller than the silicon particles,
and wherein the weight percentage of the silicon particles is between about 4 to about 35 weight % of the total weight of the anode material and the weight percentage of the boron carbide nanoparticles is between about 2.5 to about 25.6 weight % of the total weight of the anode material.

US Pat. No. 10,367,191

TIN SILICON ANODE ACTIVE MATERIAL

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1. An anode, comprising anode active material particles which comprise 5-80% tin, wherein the anode active material particles further comprise nanoparticles attached thereto, wherein the nanoparticles are at least one order of magnitude smaller than the anode active material particles.

US Pat. No. 10,312,504

ALUMINUM ANODE ACTIVE MATERIAL

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1. An anode comprising anode active material particles which comprise aluminum particles, wherein a lithium-containing layer replaces a native oxide on the surface of the aluminum particles.

US Pat. No. 10,293,704

ELECTRIC VEHICLES WITH ADAPTIVE FAST-CHARGING, UTILIZING SUPERCAPACITOR-EMULATING BATTERIES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

16. A method comprising:configuring a power train for an electric vehicle (EV) from a main fast-charging lithium ion module (FC), configured to deliver power to the EV, and a supercapacitor-emulating fast-charging lithium ion module (SCeFC), configured to receive power and to deliver power to the EV and/or to the FC, wherein both the FC and the SCeFC have anodes based on the same anode active material, and wherein the SCeFC is configured to be operable at a maximal charging rate of at least 5 C and within an operation range of 5% at most around a working point of between 60-80% lithiation of the anode active material,
operating the SCeFC battery to maintain a state of charge (SoC) of the SCeFC within the operation range around the working point,
managing the FC and the SCeFC with respect to power delivery to and from the EV, respectively, and
managing power delivery from the SCeFC to the FC and/or to the EV according to specified criteria.

US Pat. No. 10,240,042

PHOTOLUMINESCENT COMPOUNDS AND USES THEREOF

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6. A photoluminescent device comprising a color-conversion layer comprising a photoluminescent compound according to claim 1.

US Pat. No. 10,196,521

MODIFICATIONS OF THE SOL-GEL FILMS AND PRODUCTION PROCESSES THEREOF

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1. A hybrid sol-gel formulation comprising:an epoxy silica ormosil solution comprising TEOS (tetraethyl orthosilicate), at least one silane precursor other than TEOS, and GLYMO ((3-Glycidyloxypropyl) trimethoxysilane);
a nanoparticles powder comprising isocyanate-functionalized silica nanoparticles and ethylene glycol;
a transition metal alkoxide matrix solution; and
at least one rhodamine-based fluorescent (RBF) compound;
wherein the formulation further comprises at least one of: polydimethylsiloxane hydroxy terminated, dendritic polyol or polyvinylpyrrolidone.

US Pat. No. 10,411,255

COMPOSITE ANODE MATERIAL MADE OF CORE-SHELL PARTICLES

Storedot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. Composite anode material comprising:core-shell particles comprising cores configured to receive and release lithium ions and shells configured to allow for core expansion upon lithiation, and
electrically conductive material which interconnects the cores of the core-shell particles,
wherein the shells of the core-shell particles are made of LTO (lithium titanate oxide) embedded in a conductive polymer.

US Pat. No. 10,396,354

METHODS FOR PREPARING ANODES FROM ANODE ACTIVE MATERIAL PARTICLES WITH LITHIUM BORATES AND PHOSPHATES COATINGS

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A method for preparing a lithium ion cell, comprising:replacing a native oxide on a surface of anode active material particles that comprise at least one of Si, Ge, Sn and Al, by a layer of B2O3,
coating the anode active material particles by at least one coating that comprises at least one of a boron oxide, a phosphorus oxide, a borate, a phosphate and/or salts thereof,
preparing an anode from the anode active material particles, and
preparing a lithium ion cell using the prepared anode.

US Pat. No. 10,263,298

REGULATION OF METAL ION LEVELS IN LITHIUM ION BATTERIES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A method comprising:regulating a level of metal ions in at least one electrode of a lithium ion battery, wherein the lithium ion battery comprises the at least one electrode, at least one separator and electrolyte within a battery pouch, and undergoes a formation process prior to being operable,
wherein the regulating is carried out electrochemically between the at least one electrode and a solid metal ion source, at least prior to or during the formation process of the lithium ion battery, and
wherein the at least one electrode and the solid metal ion source are within the battery pouch during said regulating of the level of metal ions.

US Pat. No. 9,472,804

ANODES COMPRISING GERMANIUM FOR LITHIUM-ION DEVICES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. An anode material for a lithium ion device, comprising:
an active material comprising germanium nano-particles having a particle size of 20 to 100 nm, boron carbide nano-particles
having a particle size of 20 to 100 nm and tungsten carbide nano-particles having a particle size of 20 to 60 nm, wherein
the weight percentage of the germanium is between 5 to 80 weight % of the total weight of the anode material, the weight percentage
of boron in the anode material is between 2 to 20 weight % of the total weight of the anode material and the weight percentage
of tungsten in the anode material is between 5 to 20 weight % of the total weight of the anode material.