Technology Insight Report                                        Thin Film Batteries                                      ...
IntroductionThese batteries consist of a substrate, electrolyte, current collector, anode, cathode, and a chargeseparator....
Search StrategyUsing the commercial patent database PatSeer as our data source we used the following searchquery to create...
Patent CategorizationTo get deeper insights the thin film battery record set was classified as follows:By Materials    Am...
By Applications  Aviation       a) Space    Electronics        a) Camera        b) Computers        c) Mobile Device    ...
Categorization Tree                                                                                                Page 6 ...
Publication TrendWhat has been the IP publication trend for thin film batteries?Patents related to thin film batteries can...
Top CompaniesWho have been the top companies within this industry?The top companies are:        1.    APPLIED MATERIALS IN...
Top CountriesHow is research around thin film batteries spread across different countries?In terms of regional pockets whe...
Companies - Key Statistics         Here we summarize key parameters of Top 15 companies such as filing trend, Top inventor...
ANTHONY(5                                          )                                          FUJITANI         SYMETRIX   ...
YI LI(27)        No Co-Assignee                                         QUANXIAN         Present                          ...
METIN                                          BURAK(5)                                          LEE ERIC(3)              ...
Inventor - Key StatisticsHere we summarize key parameters of Top 15 Inventors such as filing trend, key associatedcompanie...
SOLOPOWER INC(18)              PINARBASI MUSTAFA(4)                                                             BASOL BULE...
FUJIAN GS SOLAR CO                                                               LTD(3)                                   ...
Analysis of inventor groups of top companies across key IPCThe generated map below highlights the key inventor groups of t...
Thin Film Batteries: Materials vs CompaniesWhich companies hold the maximum inventions across different types of materials...
Thin Film Batteries: Deposition Processes vs CompaniesHow is assignee portfolio spread across various deposition processes...
Thin Film Batteries: Applications vs CompaniesHow is the Assignee portfolio spread across different applications?How we di...
Assignees portfolio spread across different types of substratesusedIn the map, each company is connected to particular sub...
Technology Landscape for Thin Film BatteriesThe contour map below represents different technologies used in thin film batt...
Key Company across different Deposition Processes   The below chart shows research activity of key companies across Depos...
How we did it?The clusters that were created for the previous analysis were correlated using the co‐occurrence analyzerand...
Portfolio trend for prominent companies in thin film batteriesThe below chart shows filing trends of some companies that a...
Thin Film Batteries - Country Wise Research TrendsChina: Assignee Trend    The below chart represents filing trends for C...
China: Overview of Filing TrendsHow we did it?Using co-occurrence analyzer, we used created group as data filter and a co-...
China: Distinct Inventors in the last 5 yearsHow we did it?Groups already created were applied within the reports dashboar...
China: Company wise research across different MaterialsHow we did it?Using co-occurrence analyzer, we used created group a...
US: Assignee Trend    The below trend chart represents the assignee trend for patents with respect to time.    The viole...
US: Distinct Inventors in the last 5 yearsHow we did it?Group already created was applied within the reports dashboard and...
US: Overview of Filing TrendsHow we did it?Using co-occurrence analyzer, we used created group as data filter and a co-occ...
How we did it?Using co-occurrence analyzer, we used created group as data filter and a co-occurrence matrix wasgenerated t...
Japan: Assignee Trend    The below trend chart represents the assignee trend for patents with respect to time.    The bl...
JP: Overview of Filing Trends across different fieldsJapan: Distinct Inventors in the last 5 years                        ...
How we did it?Group already created was applied within the reports dashboard and records were filtered for last 5 filingye...
Appendix: Search Strings Used for Categorization Categorization: Materials   1. Amorphous Slicon (A-Si)                   ...
Protocrystalline(TAC) contains (protocrystalline*)                                                          2 results     ...
Plating(TAC) contains ((electroplat* or electrodeposit* or "Electroless plating"             341 resultsor plating or plat...
Categorization: Substrate Types    1. Aluminium Nitride                                        Aluminium Nitride(TAC) cont...
10. Silicon                                                Silicon(TAC) contains ((silicon* or Si) w/5 (substrate* or wafe...
e. RFID                                               RFID(FT) contains ("radio frequency identification" or RFID radio-fr...
d. Pacemaker                                           Pacemaker(FT) contains (stimulator* or cardiac* or pacemaker* or he...
SummaryThin film batteries reduce the amount of light absorbing material required in creating solar cells.This can lead to...
Sources & Referenceshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thin_film_rechargeable_lithium_batteryhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thin_f...
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This report takes a look into the patenting activity around thin film batteries uncovering the inventors, the companies and key technologies.
Thin film batteries consist of a substrate, electrolyte, current collector, anode, cathode, and a charge separator.

The basic difference between thick film and thin film is the method of deposition of the metallization. In thick film, specially formulated pastes are applied and fired onto a substrate. The pastes are usually applied with a silk screen method and the substrate is of 96% alumina ceramic. Thin film technology is used wherever precision resistors are needed.

They can be used in various applications such as semiconductor industry, electronic industry, medical devices, aviation, and energy harvesting.
This report focuses on how Patent data can help uncover the trends, gaps and opportunities that exist around this area. You will find the information on the research activity, existing & emerging trends in the different technological advancements in thin film batteries.

This report was prepared by mining patent data using Patent iNSIGHT Pro, a comprehensive patent analysis platform that helps one accelerate time-to-decision from patent analysis activities.

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Thin Film Batteries: Patent Analysis Report

  1. 1. Technology Insight Report Thin Film Batteries Thin film batteries are similar to lithium-ion batteries, but they are composed of thin materials, some only nanometers or micrometers thick, which allow the finished battery to be just millimeters thick. These have been developed and advanced for the most part of the last ten years. These can be easily fabricated. They are flexible and non-breakable. Cells or batteries made from thin films can double up as building materials. This report takes a look into the patenting activity around thin film batteries uncovering the key companies, inventors, and different sub categories.Disclaimer: This report should not be construed as business advice and the insights are not to be used as the basisfor investment or business decisions of any kind without your own research and validation. Gridlogics Technologies IntroductionPvt. Ltd disclaims all warranties whether express, implied or statutory, of reliability, accuracy or completeness ofresults, with regards to the information contained in this report. Page 1 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  2. 2. IntroductionThese batteries consist of a substrate, electrolyte, current collector, anode, cathode, and a chargeseparator. There has been much research into the determination of the most effective componentsfor this type of battery. It has been shown recently that even ordinary printer paper can be used as acharge separator and a substrate. These thin film batteries are an improvement on the commonsecondary, or rechargeable, lithium ion batteries in many ways. These batteries exhibit the samevoltage and current as their bulky counterparts, but their thinner dimensions allow for greaterapplications such as making thinner electronic devices, like cell phones and laptops and evenimplantable medical devices and reducing the weight of common devices that are run on batterypower because of the batteries’ high energy density. These batteries can be formed into any shapeand they can be stacked, to be used in parallel, thus even further reducing the space needed for abattery.The term “thin film” is derived from the fact that the deposited films are of the order of a fewmicrometers in thickness compared with the 10 to 50 micrometers for thick film. Often, thin filmconductors are plated to improve conductivity. Thin film has the advantages of tighter absolute andratio tolerances and more environmentally stable components with lower noise and tighter TCRthan thick film.Thin-film printing technology is being used to apply solid-state lithium polymers to a variety ofsubstrates to create unique batteries for specialized applications. Thin-film batteries can bedeposited directly onto chips or chip packages in any shape or sizeThe basic distinction between thick film and thin film is the method of deposition of themetallization. In thick film, specially formulated pastes are applied and fired onto a substrate. Thepastes are usually applied with a silk screen method and the substrate is of 96% alumina ceramic.Thin film technology is used wherever precision resistors are needed.OverviewWith the help of Patent iNSIGHT Pro, we will analyze the patent data around thin film batteries tofind answers to the following:  What does the IP publication trend for thin film batteries look like and how have the filings evolved?  Who are the top companies or key players in thin film batteries and what are their technology wise trends?  How is research in thin film batteries spread across different countries?  How is the Assignee portfolio spread across different thin film battery types?  Which companies hold the maximum inventions across different types of materials used in thin film batteries?  What are the different deposition processes used by various companies?  How are the companies spread across different types of substrates used?  Who are the top assignees across different applications of thin film batteries?  How do the key companies spread across key deposition processes?  How is research around Thin Film Batteries spread across prominent countries? Page 2 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  3. 3. Search StrategyUsing the commercial patent database PatSeer as our data source we used the following searchquery to create our patent set.TAC- Title, Abstract, ClaimsC - ClaimsICR– International Class TAC: (("thin film batter*"~5) or ("thin film cell*"~5)) AND C: (cell or cells or batter*) AND ICR: (H01L* or C23C* or H02J* or H02N* or H01G* or H01M* or H02J*) Class Descriptions of Classes used in Search Strategy H01L: Electricity; Basic Electric Elements; Semiconductor Devices; Electric Solid State Devices Not Otherwise Provided C23C: Coating Metallic Material; Coating Material With Metallic Material; Surface Treatment Of Metallic Material By Diffusion Into The Surface, By Chemical Conversion Or Substitution; Coating By Vacuum Evaporation, By Sputtering, By Ion Implantation Or By Chemical Vapour Deposition, In General H02J: Electricity; Generation, Conversion, Or Distribution Of Electric Power; Circuit Arrangements Or Systems For Supplying Or Distributing Electric Power; Systems For Storing Electric Energy H02N: Electricity; Generation, Conversion, Or Distribution Of Electric Power; Electric Machines Not Otherwise Provided For H01G: Electricity; Basic Electric Elements; Capacitors; Capacitors, Rectifiers, Detectors, Switching Devices, Light-Sensitive Or Temperature-Sensitive Devices Of The Electrolytic Type H01M: Electricity; Basic Electric Elements; Processes Or Means, e.g. Batteries, for The Direct Conversion Of Chemical Energy Into Electrical Energy H02J: Electricity; Generation, Conversion, Or Distribution Of Electric Power; Circuit Arrangements Or Systems For Supplying Or Distributing Electric Power; Systems For Storing Electric Energy  The above query was directed to search through the title, abstract and claims and record set of 5950 records was imported in Patent iNSIGHT Pro.  The records were then identified by 1 member per family to get a count of 3750 Unique families which formed the basis of our analysis  The publications included in the report are updated as of 8th January, 2013. Page 3 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  4. 4. Patent CategorizationTo get deeper insights the thin film battery record set was classified as follows:By Materials  Amorphous Silicon (A-Si)  Cadmium Telluride (CdTe)  Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS)  Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC)  Other Materials a) Black Silicon b) Nanocrystalline c) Protocrystalline d) TfSiBy Deposition Processes  Chemical Deposition a) Atomic Layer Deposition b) Chemical Solution Deposition c) Chemical Vapour Deposition 1) Atmospheric Pressure CVD (APCVD) 2) Low Pressure CVD (LPCVD) 3) Ultra High Vacuum CVD (UHVCVD) d) Plasma Enhanced CVD (PECVD) e) Plating f) Spin Coating  Physical Deposition a) Cathodic Arc Deposition b) Pulsed Laser Deposition c) Sputtering d) Thermal Evaporator 1) Electron Beam Evaporator 2) Molecular Beam EpitaxyBy Substrate Types  Aluminium Nitride  Carbon  Cadmium Telluride (CdTe)  Ceramic  Gallium Arsenide (GaAs)  Glass  Polymer  Quartz  Sapphire  Silicon  Stainless Steel Page 4 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  5. 5. By Applications  Aviation a) Space  Electronics a) Camera b) Computers c) Mobile Device d) Remote Control e) RFID f) Smart Cards g) Television h) Watches  Energy Source: http://solarknowledge.blogspot.in/ a) Energy Harvesting  Medical a) Defibrillator b) Inotophoretic Devices c) Others d) Pacemaker e) X RayThe illustration below shows the different categories prepared and the number of records ineach. The categorization involved defining a search strategy for each topic and then conductingthe search using the Advanced Searching capability in Patent iNSIGHT Pro. Details of searchstrings used for each category are given in Appendix. Page 5 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  6. 6. Categorization Tree Page 6 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  7. 7. Publication TrendWhat has been the IP publication trend for thin film batteries?Patents related to thin film batteries can be traced back to before 1950 and the real surge in theactivity around this technology has happened in the last 5 years.It’s clear the current activity around these technologies is likely to continue seeing moreinnovation in the near future.How we did it?Once the patents were populated in Patent iNSIGHT Pro, the publication trend chart was generated on asingle click using the dashboard tool. Page 7 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  8. 8. Top CompaniesWho have been the top companies within this industry?The top companies are: 1. APPLIED MATERIALS INC 11. SHARP CORP 2. UNIV NANKAI 12. SOLOPOWER INC 3. DUPONT CO 13. LG GROUP 4. PANASONIC CORP 14. UNIV FUDAN 5. SAMSUNG CO LTD 15. JIFU NEW ENERGY TECH 6. MITSUBISHI GROUP SHANGHAI CO LTD 7. IND TECH RES INST 16. SHOWA SHELL SEKIYU 8. YI LI 17. TONGCHUN MIAO 9. MERCK PATENT GMBH 18. TRONY SOLOR CORP 10. TIANWEI GROUP 19. OERLIKON SOLAR AG 20. WUXI NEW DISTR MEICUNHow we did it?Once the patents were populated in Patent iNSIGHT Pro, the assignee clean- up tools were used tonormalize the names. Different cleanup tools were leveraged:• To locate assignees for unassigned records• To clean up records having multiple assignees• To locate the correct assignee names for US records using the US assignments database• To merge assignees that resulted from a merger or acquisition or name change.The dashboard tool within Patent iNSIGHT Pro was used to find the top 20 assignees within the givenpatent set. A visual graph was created based on the results of the top assignees with the number ofpatents alongside each one.The complete Assignee table in available in the following Excel file:http://www.patentinsightpro.com/techreports/0113/List%20of%20Assignees.xls Page 8 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  9. 9. Top CountriesHow is research around thin film batteries spread across different countries?In terms of regional pockets where patent protection is being sought most frequently for thesetechnologies, CN leads the count, followed by the US and JP. The table below ranks top prioritycountries and helps provide an indication of where innovation in this area is originating: Country Total Code CN 1618 US 987 JP 463 KR 187 DE 118How we did it?The map was generated using the Priority country coverage map option provided in the dashboard toolwithin Patent iNSIGHT Pro. Page 9 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  10. 10. Companies - Key Statistics Here we summarize key parameters of Top 15 companies such as filing trend, Top inventors in each company, Top Co-Assignees and Coverage of underlying patent families Coverage (Includes families) Filing Filin Total Trend g Key No. ofAssignee ( Year Inventor Co-Assignees Recor WO CN GB DE US KR EP FR Absolu Rang (Top 5) JP ds te ) e SHENG KWAK BYUNG- SHURAN(14 SUNG LEO(1) ) SU TZAY-FA(1) STRAUB AXEL(12)APPLIED 2005 CHOI SOO 66MATERIAL - YOUNG(11) 20 18 21 10 0 0 20 0 12 (1.8%) S INC 2011 REPMANN TOBIAS(8) CHAE YONG- KEE(7) YING No Co-Assignee ZHAO(36) Present XINHUA GENG(34) 2002 XIAODAN UNIV 54 - ZHANG(24) 0 0 0 0 0 0 54 0 0NANKAI (1.4%) 2012 JIANJUN ZHANG(19) XINLIANG CHEN(17) HAYES No Co-Assignee RICHARD Present ALLEN(24) SMITH REBECCA 2003 L(6)DUPONT 53 - PESEK 10 8 7 5 1 0 19 0 3 CO (1.4%) 2011 STEVEN C(6) HUAILI QIN(5) SMITH CHARLES Page 10 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  11. 11. ANTHONY(5 ) FUJITANI SYMETRIX SHIN(4) CORP(2) WADA MITSUBISHI TAKAHIRO( CHEM CORP(1) 4) 1982PANASONI 39 SHIBUTANI - 18 15 8 19 8 1 15 1 4 C CORP (1%) SATOSHI(3) 2010 ITO SHUJI(3) MINO SHINJI(3) LEE SANG- No Co-Assignee YOON(3) Present MOON HYUN SIK(3) 1997 GIL JAE-SAMSUNG 39 - HYOUNG(3) 15 6 1 7 4 1 7 1 14 CO LTD (1%) 2012 JANG JAE- HYUK(3) MAST ERIC S(2) QUAN No Co-Assignee REIKO(6) Present YAMAZAKI KAZUHIKO( 6) 1988MITSUBIS 38 KAZUHIKO - 9 3 1 8 5 2 24 0 0HI GROUP (1%) YAMAZAKI( 2012 5) YONEZAWA YUEYANG(4 ) LIMEI AU OPTRONICS HUANG(5) CORP(2) HUANG CHI MEI LEE-MAY(4) OPTOELECTRO YEH FANG- NICS CORP(2) YAO(3) CHUNGHWA 2004IND TECH 33 DEQI PICTURE TUBES - 2 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 0 RES INST (0.9%) WENG(3) LTD(2) 2011 JIANSHU HANNSTAR WU(3) DISPLAY CORP(2) TAIWAN TFT LCD ASS(2) Page 11 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  12. 12. YI LI(27) No Co-Assignee QUANXIAN Present G LI(7) ZHIJIAN 1995 33 LI(6) YI LI - 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 0 0 (0.9%) SHENGMIN 2011 G HU(5) ZHENGGEN XIONG(3) PAN No Co-Assignee JUNYOU(8) Present STOESSEL PHILIPP(8) HEUNMERCK 2000 31 SUSANNE(6PATENT - 14 19 18 13 11 0 16 1 8 (0.8%) ) GMBH 2012 SPREITZER HUBERT(5) MARTIN HEENEY(4) YAOHUA No Co-Assignee MAI(22) Present HAIJUN JIA(19) 2010 HONG LI(9)TIANWEI 31 - HUANG 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 0 0 GROUP (0.8%) 2012 YUE- LONG(8) HUI WANG(8) SHIMIZU No Co-Assignee AKIRA(6) Present FUJIOKA YASUSHI(4) NASUNO 1985 SHARP 28 YOSHIYUKI( - 19 12 5 18 4 0 4 0 1 CORP (0.7%) 4) 2010 OUCHIDA TAKASHI(3) WADA KENJI(3) BASOL No Co-Assignee BULENT(18) Present 2005 PINARBASISOLOPOW 28 - MUSTAFA(1 11 4 5 2 0 0 2 0 2 ER INC (0.7%) 2012 2) AKSU SERDAR(7) Page 12 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  13. 13. METIN BURAK(5) LEE ERIC(3) AHN SEH- KAIST KOREA WON(6) ADVANED LEE HEON- UNSTITUTE OF MIN(5) SCIENCE(1) 1999 EO YOUNG- 27LG GROUP - JOO(4) 12 15 6 8 1 0 11 1 12 (0.7%) 2011 LEE DON- HEE(3) LEE KWY- RO(3) ZHENGWEN No Co-Assignee FU(8) Present MINGZHE XUE(4) FU 2003 UNIV 27 ZHENGWEN - 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 0 0 FUDAN (0.7%) (2) 2012 BINGZONG LI(2) GUOPING RU(2) JIREN No Co-Assignee LIU(26) Present YIXIJIFU NEW ZHANG(26) ENERGY CHANGYI 26 TECH 2010 MEI(11) 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 0 0 (0.7%)SHANGHAI YOUHAI CO LTD LIU(7) ZHANGYI MEI(3) How we did it? From the Assignee 360° report options, we selected Top 15 Assignees and the different pieces of information we wanted to include in the singular display and then ran the report. The generated report was then exported to Excel using the option provided for the same. Page 13 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  14. 14. Inventor - Key StatisticsHere we summarize key parameters of Top 15 Inventors such as filing trend, key associatedcompanies and top 5 co-inventors. Total Filing Filing Trend Key Assignees Inventor No. of Year Co-Inventors ( Absolute ) (Top 5) Records Range YI LI(27) QUANXIANG LI(10) TRONY SOLAR SHENGMING HU(10) CORP(23) ZHIJIAN LI(10) SHENZHEN SHICHAUNG QUANFA GUO(6) CHENGYI SCIENCE AND ZHUBING HE(6) TECHNOLOGY 62 1995- DEVELOPMENT CO YI LI (1.7%) 2012 LTD(6) UNIV HEHAI(2) SHENZHEN TRONY SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CO LTD(2) JIFU NEW ENERGY TECH JIREN LIU(26) SHANGHAI CO LTD(26) JIAXIAN LI(13) YIXI ZHANG(17) CHANGYI MEI(11) ASIA SOLAR YOUHAI LIU(7) TECHNOLOGY CO GUANJIE LI(3) 2009- YIXI ZHANG 57 LTD(10) 2011 (1.5%) ASIA SUN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO LTD(4) JIAXIAN LI(3) UNIV NANKAI(36) XINHUA GENG(34) XIAODAN ZHANG(24) 2007- JIANJUN ZHANG(19) YING ZHAO 36 (1%) 2012 CHANGCHUN WEI(17) XINLIANG CHEN(17) UNIV NANKAI(34) YING ZHAO(34) XIAODAN ZHANG(22) XINHUA 34 2007- JIANJUN ZHANG(19) GENG (0.9%) 2011 CHANGCHUN WEI(17) XINLIANG CHEN(17) Page 14 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  15. 15. SOLOPOWER INC(18) PINARBASI MUSTAFA(4) BASOL BULENT(7) AKSU SERDAR(3) INTERNATIONAL SOLAR KAPUR VIJAY K(2) BASOL 29 1981- ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY SOLTZ DAVID(2) BULENT (0.8%) 2011 INC(2) WANG JIAXIONG(2) PINARBASI MUSTAFA(1) SOLTZ DAVID(1) DUPONT CO(24) PESEK STEVEN C(7) HAYES RICHARD SAMUELS SAM LOUIS(5) ALLEN(3) SMITH CHARLES HAYES LENGES GERALDINE ANTHONY(5) 2006- RICHARD 27 M(1) SMITH REBECCA L(5) 2010 ALLEN (0.7%) PESEK STEVEN C(1) LENGES GERALDINE M(3) SAMUELS SAM LOUIS(1) JIFU NEW ENERGY TECH YIXI ZHANG(26) SHANGHAI CO LTD(26) CHANGYI MEI(11) 26 JIREN LIU 2010 YOUHAI LIU(7) (0.7%) ZHANGYI MEI(3) TONGCHUN MIAO(16) No Co-Inventor Present WUXI NEW DISTR MEICUN TOWN(7) WIXI TONGCHUN NEWTONGCHUN 26 2008- ENERGY TECHNOLOGY MIAO (0.7%) 2011 CO LTD(2) TONGCHUN PV PLANTATION MEICUN(1) UNIV NANKAI(24) YING ZHAO(24) GEN SOLAR POWER XINHUA GENG(22) XIAODAN 2007- YANTAI CO LTD(1) CHANGCHUN WEI(16) 25 ZHANG 2012 DEKUN ZHANG(12) (0.7%) SHAOZHEN XIONG(11) TIANWEI GROUP(22) HAIJUN JIA(18) FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM HONG LI(9) 23 2005- JULICH GMBH(1) HUI WANG(8)YAOHUA MAI (0.6%) 2012 JICUN WANG(7) JIE DU(7) GOLDEN SUN FUJIAN YUSHENG YANG(8) SOLAR TECHNI(6) CHAOHUI LIN(5) BEIJING JINGCHENG CHENGYING SHI(5) 23 2007- BOYANG HONGQING SHAN(5)YUANMIN LI (0.6%) 2011 PHOTOELECTRIC YING XU(4) EQUIPMENT CO LTD(5) FUJIAN GOLDEN SUN SOLAR TECHNI(4) Page 15 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  16. 16. FUJIAN GS SOLAR CO LTD(3) FUJIAN JUNSHI ENERGY CO LTD(2) MIU TONG-CHUN(21) No Co-Inventor Present MIU TONG- 21 2011- CHUN (0.6%) 2012 SOLEXEL INC(20) WANG DAVID XUAN-QI(7) WANG DAVID XUAN- RANA VIRENDRA V(6) MOSLEHI 20 2007- QI(1) KAPUR PAWAN(5) MEHRDAD M (0.5%) 2012 ANBALAGAN PRANAV(4) SARASWAT VIVEK(3) TIANWEI GROUP(19) YAOHUA MAI(18) HONG LI(7) 19 JICUN WANG(7) HAIJUN JIA 2011 (0.5%) JIE DU(7) HUI WANG(6) UNIV NANKAI(19) XINHUA GENG(19) YING ZHAO(19) JIANJUN 19 2007- XINLIANG CHEN(12) ZHANG (0.5%) 2011 DEKUN ZHANG(10) XIAODAN ZHANG(9)How we did it?From the Inventor 360° report options, we selected the different pieces of information we wanted toinclude in the singular display and then ran the report. The generated report was then exported to Excelusing the option provided for the same. Page 16 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  17. 17. Analysis of inventor groups of top companies across key IPCThe generated map below highlights the key inventor groups of top companies. The highlightednode represent records for Applied Materials, Dupont, Samsung, Nankai Univ and some recordsfor Panasonic within IPC: H01LHow we did it?Using the VizMAP tool, patents of key comapnies were loaded. These were then expanded by theirrespective inventor names and IPC. The VizShade option was used to shade the inventors and IPC withpotential overlapping patents between. Page 17 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  18. 18. Thin Film Batteries: Materials vs CompaniesWhich companies hold the maximum inventions across different types of materials used in thinfilm batteries?How we did it?First the various materials used in thin film batteries were identified by manual research. Then by using acombination of semantic analysis tools such as clustering tools and searching tools available in PatentiNSIGHT Pro, patents were categorized under different materials. A co‐occurrence matrix was generatedand the resulting matrix was converted into a bubble chart. Page 18 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  19. 19. Thin Film Batteries: Deposition Processes vs CompaniesHow is assignee portfolio spread across various deposition processes?How we did it?The clusters that were created for the analysis were correlated using the co‐occurrence analyzer and theresulting matrix was converted to a clustered column chart. Page 19 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  20. 20. Thin Film Batteries: Applications vs CompaniesHow is the Assignee portfolio spread across different applications?How we did it?The clusters that were created for the previous analysis were correlated using the co‐occurrence analyzerand the resulting matrix was converted into a bar chart. Page 20 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  21. 21. Assignees portfolio spread across different types of substratesusedIn the map, each company is connected to particular substrate through links whose thicknessand color intensity is directly proportional to the number of records relating them. The number(in red) next to each line represents the number of records held by company present in aparticular substrate type.It can be seen that silicon and glass substrates are the most used types of substrates.How we did it?Using VizMap, records of top 5 assignees were loaded. These assignees were then analyzed on the basisof different substrate types. The map generated was finally represented as Correlation Map. Page 21 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  22. 22. Technology Landscape for Thin Film BatteriesThe contour map below represents different technologies used in thin film batteries withrespect to complete patent portfolio. The nodes were coloured by companies, as can be seenUniv Nankai has presence in most of the technology areas.How we did it?The VizMAP tool in Patent iNSIGHT Pro was used for this analysis. First the records of top companies wereloaded on the map. They were analyzed on basis of their contextual similarity based on title, abstract andclaims. We removed unrelated patents using the “Hide Unrelated records” option. Page 22 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  23. 23. Key Company across different Deposition Processes The below chart shows research activity of key companies across Deposition process. Univ Nankai is more active across all deposition processes as compared to other companies. Page 23 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  24. 24. How we did it?The clusters that were created for the previous analysis were correlated using the co‐occurrence analyzerand the resulting matrix was converted into a 4-D Matrix containing assignees, deposition process,publication year. The results were restricted to last 5 years. Page 24 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  25. 25. Portfolio trend for prominent companies in thin film batteriesThe below chart shows filing trends of some companies that are only focused on thin-filmbatteries.How we did it?We first created a group for unique companies focusing only on thin film batteries using auto filteroption .Using co-occurrence analyzer, we used that group of as data filter and a co-occurrence matrix wasgenerated for those companies with respect to time and a spline chart was generated. Page 25 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  26. 26. Thin Film Batteries - Country Wise Research TrendsChina: Assignee Trend  The below chart represents filing trends for Chinese firms.  The green trend line associated with Univ Nankai shows an impressive spike from 2008 onwards. Miu Tong-Chun has filings from 2010 onwards.How we did it?We filtered records having China as priority country from auto filter option in main dashboard. Then wecreated a group of those records and used it within Reports Dashboard option. The line graph showing thecumulative filings of top 15 assignees with respect to time was created. Page 26 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  27. 27. China: Overview of Filing TrendsHow we did it?Using co-occurrence analyzer, we used created group as data filter and a co-occurrence matrix wasgenerated to map the materials with assignees. The matrix was filtered for the top 10 assignees andconverted to a clustered column chart. Page 27 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  28. 28. China: Distinct Inventors in the last 5 yearsHow we did it?Groups already created were applied within the reports dashboard and records were filtered for last 5filing years. Page 28 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  29. 29. China: Company wise research across different MaterialsHow we did it?Using co-occurrence analyzer, we used created group as data filter and a co-occurrence matrix wasgenerated to map the materials with assignees. The matrix was filtered for the top 10 assignees andconverted to a stacked-column chart. Page 29 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  30. 30. US: Assignee Trend  The below trend chart represents the assignee trend for patents with respect to time.  The violet trend line associated with Applied Materials shows an impressive spike from 2009 onwards. Solopower has filings from 2008 onwards.How we did it?We filtered records having US as priority country from auto filter option in main dashboard. Then wecreated a group of those records and used it within Reports Dashboard option. The line graph showing thecumulative filings of top 15 assignees with respect to time was created. Page 30 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  31. 31. US: Distinct Inventors in the last 5 yearsHow we did it?Group already created was applied within the reports dashboard and records were filtered for last 5 filingyears Page 31 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  32. 32. US: Overview of Filing TrendsHow we did it?Using co-occurrence analyzer, we used created group as data filter and a co-occurrence matrix wasgenerated to map the materials with assignees. The matrix was filtered for the top 10 assignees andconverted to a clustered column chartUS: Company wise research across different Materials Page 32 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  33. 33. How we did it?Using co-occurrence analyzer, we used created group as data filter and a co-occurrence matrix wasgenerated to map the materials with assignees. The matrix was filtered for the top 15 assignees andconverted to a stacked-column chart. Page 33 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  34. 34. Japan: Assignee Trend  The below trend chart represents the assignee trend for patents with respect to time.  The blue trend line associated with Sharp Corp has steady filings. Tianwei Group has increased filings after 2010.How we did it?We filtered records having JP as priority country from auto filter option in main dashboard. Then wecreated a group of those records and used it within Reports Dashboard option. The line graph showing thecumulative filings of top 15 assignees with respect to time was created. Page 34 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  35. 35. JP: Overview of Filing Trends across different fieldsJapan: Distinct Inventors in the last 5 years Page 35 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  36. 36. How we did it?Group already created was applied within the reports dashboard and records were filtered for last 5 filingyearsJP: Company wise research across different MaterialsHow we did it?Using co-occurrence analyzer, we used created group as data filter and a co-occurrence matrix wasgenerated to map the materials with assignees. The matrix was filtered for the top 15 assignees andconverted to a stacked-column chart. Page 36 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  37. 37. Appendix: Search Strings Used for Categorization Categorization: Materials 1. Amorphous Slicon (A-Si) Amorphous Silicon (A-Si)(TAC) contains ((Amorphous w/5 (film* or cell* or batter*)) or "a-Si" or 593 results"a-Si:H" or "amorphous silicon carbide") and not (protocrystalline* or((Nanocrystalline* or microcrystalline*) w/3 silicon*) or "μc-Si" or "nc-Si") 2. Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) Cadmium Telluride (CdTe)(TAC) contains ("Cadmium telluride" or CdTe or CdS or “cadmium 432 resultssulfide” or "Cadmium zinc telluride" or CdZnTe or CZT) 3. Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS) Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS)(TAC) contains (CIGS or "copper indium gallium selenide" or CIS or 383 results"copper indium selenide" or "copper indium gallium" or "Copper indiumgallium (di)selenide") 4. Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC) Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC)(TAC) contains (((dye w/5 sensiti*) or dye* or DSSC or DSC or DYSC or 155 resultsGrätzel) and not (dyes)) 5. Other Materials a. Black silicon Black Silicon(TAC) contains ("black silicon") and not ((TF-Si or "thin* film* silicon*") 1 resultor (((Nanocrystalline* or microcrystalline*) w/3 silicon*) or "μc-Si" or"nc-Si" or "nc-Si:H") or ((Amorphous w/5 (film* or cell* or batter*)) or"a-Si" or "a-Si:H" or "amorphous silicon carbide" or protocrystalline*)) b. Nanocrystalline Nanocrystalline(TAC) contains (((Nanocrystalline* or microcrystalline*) w/3 silicon*) or 95 results"μc-Si" or "nc-Si" or "nc-Si:H") and not ((Amorphous w/5 (film* or cell*or batter*)) or "a-Si" or "a-Si:H" or "amorphous silicon carbide" orprotocrystalline*) c. Protocrystalline Page 37 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  38. 38. Protocrystalline(TAC) contains (protocrystalline*) 2 results d. Thin Film Silicon Thin Film Silicon(TAC) contains (TF-Si or "thin* film* silicon*") and not 30 results(((Nanocrystalline* or microcrystalline*) w/3 silicon*) or "μc-Si" or "nc-Si" or "nc-Si:H") and not ((Amorphous w/5 (film* or cell* or batter*)) or"a-Si" or "a-Si:H" or "amorphous silicon carbide" or protocrystalline*)Categorization: Deposition Process 1. Chemical Deposition a. Atomic Layer Deposition Atomic Layer Deposition(TAC) contains ("atomic layer deposit*" or ALD) 33 results b. Chemical Solution Deposition Chemical Solution Deposition(TAC) contains ("chemical solution deposit*" or CSD or "Chemical bath 76 resultsdeposit*" or CBD or "sol-gel" or "sol* gel*") c. Chemical Vapour Deposition i. Atmospheric Pressure CVD (APCVD) Atmospheric Pressure CVD (APCVD)(TAC) contains ("atmospheric pressure CVD" or APCVD) 11 results ii. Low Pressure CVD (LPCVD) Low Pressure CVD (LPCVD)(TAC) contains (LPCVD or "Low* pressure CVD") 42 results iii. Ultra High Vacuum CVD (UHVCVD) Ultra High Vacuum CVD (UHVCVD)(TAC) contains ("Ultra* high vacuum" or UHVCVD) 3 results d. Plasma Enhanced CVD (PECVD) Plasma Enhanced CVD (PECVD)(TAC) contains ((("plasma* enhanced chemical") w/3 deposit*) or 159 resultsPECVD) e. Plating Page 38 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  39. 39. Plating(TAC) contains ((electroplat* or electrodeposit* or "Electroless plating" 341 resultsor plating or plated) and (thin* w/5 (film* or cell* or batter*))) f. Spin Coating Spin Coating(TAC) contains (Spin w/5 (coat* or cast*)) 104 results 2. Physical Deposition a. Cathodic Arc Deposition Cathodic Arc Deposition(TAC) contains ("Cathodic arc deposit*" or "arc-PVD" or (ion w/3 (beam* 92 resultsor implant* or optic*)) or (ion w/3 deposit*) or IBAD or IAD or Ioniz* orionis*) b. Pulsed Laser Deposition Pulsed Laser Deposition(TAC)contains ("pulsed laser deposit*" or ablation or "plasma formation" 40 resultsor exfoliation or PLD) c. Sputtering Sputtering(TAC)contains ("sputter* deposit*" or resputter* or "sputter etch*" or 68 resultssputter*) d. Thermal Evaporator a. Electron Beam Evaporator Electron Beam Evaporator(TAC) contains (("electron beam evaporat*") or (("electron beam 29 resultsphysical*" w/3 deposit*) or EBPVD)) b. Molecular Beam Epitaxy Molecular Beam Epitaxy(TAC) contains (((molecular* or chemical*) w/3 epitaxy*) or MBE or CBE 15 resultsor MOMBE or (("metal-organic*") w/3 epitaxy*)) Page 39 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  40. 40. Categorization: Substrate Types 1. Aluminium Nitride Aluminium Nitride(TAC) contains ((aluminium* or al or ain) w/5 (substrate* or wafer* or 43 resultschip*) or "AIN") 2. Carbon Carbon(TAC) contains (carbon* w/5 (substrate* or wafer* or chip*)) 13 results 3. Cadmium Telluride (cdTe) Cadmium telluride (CdTe)(TAC) contains (CdTe or (cadium* w/2 telluride*) w/3 (substrate* or 12 resultswafer* or chip*)) 4. Ceramic Ceramic(TAC) contains (ceramic* w/5 (substrate* or wafer* or chip*)) 52 results 5. Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) Gallium Arsenide (GaAs)(TAC) contains ((GaAs w/3 (substrate* or wafer* or chip*)) or (gallium* 110 resultsw/3 arsenide*) or GaAs) 6. Glass Glass(TAC) contains (glass* w/5 (substrate* or wafer* or chip*)) 481 results 7. Polymer Polymer(TAC) contains (polymer* w/5 (substrate* or wafer* or chip*)) 94 results 8. Quartz Quartz(TAC) contains (quartz* w/5 (substrate* or wafer* or chip*)) 29 results 9. Sapphire Sapphire(TAC) contains (sapphire* w/5 (substrate* or wafer* or chip*) or "silicon 10 resultson sapphire" or SOS) Page 40 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  41. 41. 10. Silicon Silicon(TAC) contains ((silicon* or Si) w/5 (substrate* or wafer* or chip*)) and 322 resultsnot (carbide* or ("silicon solar" w/2 (cell* or batter*))) 11. Stainless steel Stainless steel(TAC)contains (stainless* w/2 (substrate* or wafer* or chip*)) 44 results Categorization: Applications 1. Aviation a. Space Space(FT) contains (rocket* or satellite* or spacecraft* or "space craft" or 175 results"space station" or aircraft* or helicopter* or aerospace* or aeronautic* ) 2. Electronics a. Camera Camera(FT) contains (((digital or video) w/3 camera* or camcorder*) or 173 resultscamcorder* or camera* or ((video or image or photo or visual) w/3record*)) b. Computers Computers(FT) contains (computer* or PDA or "personal data assistance" or 103 resultslaptop* or desktop* or netbook* or notebook*or ultrabook* or scanner*or calculator* or "palm top") c. Mobile Device Mobile Device(FT) contains ((mobile w/5 (phone or device*)) or cellphone* or “hand 36 resultsheld”) d. Remote Control Remote Control(FT) contains (remote w/3 control*) 40 results Page 41 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  42. 42. e. RFID RFID(FT) contains ("radio frequency identification" or RFID radio-frequency 160 resultsor sensor* or (wireless* w/5 (sensor* or detect*))) f. Smart Cards Smart Cards(FT) contains ((smart* or chip* or integrated*) w/5 card* or ICC) 7 results g. Television Television(FT) contains (TV or television) 21 results h. Watches Watches(FT) contains ((watch* or clock*) w/5 (wrist* or wall*)) 13 results 3. Energy a. Energy Harvesting Energy Harvesting(FT) contains ((energy* w/3 (scaveng* or harvest*)) or (power* w/2 61 resultsharvest*) or thermodynamic* or (wind* w/3 (power or turbine* orenergy*)) or (vibrat* w/3 scaveng*)) 4. Medical a. Defibrillator Defibrillator(FT) contains (defibrillat* or dysrhythmias or cardiac or "ventricular 15 resultsfibrillation" or ventricular) b. Iontophoretic Devices Iontophoretic Devices(FT) contains (Iontophoretic or "electromotive drug administration" or 9 resultsEMDA or "ICD-9-CM") c. Others Others(FT) contains ((implant* or neural* or drug* or medicinal* or medical* or 113 resultsbandage* or cosmetic* or surg* or pharma*) and not ion*) Page 42 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  43. 43. d. Pacemaker Pacemaker(FT) contains (stimulator* or cardiac* or pacemaker* or heart*) 39 results e. X Ray X Ray(FT) contains (xray* or x-ray* or "x ray*" or XRD) 332 results Page 43 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  44. 44. SummaryThin film batteries reduce the amount of light absorbing material required in creating solar cells.This can lead to reduced costs in case of silicon thin films and also tend to reduce energyconversion efficiency. The lifetime of thin-film batteries is potentially very long. Thin-filmbatteries combined with energy harvesting can last decades. Longer lasting batteries meanfewer surgeries, less risk of complications, and better patient outcomes.These can replace heavy batteries currently being used in cells. And also create biodegradablenatural cells or batteriesThis report talks about the existing & emerging trends in the different technologicaladvancements in thin film battery domain.About Patent iNSIGHT ProPatent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a comprehensive patent analysis platform that allows you to accelerateyour time-to-decision from patent analysis activities. Designed from inputs by experiencedpatent researchers, Patent iNSIGHT Pro easily blends into your existing Research workflow.Patent iNSIGHT Pro is used by leading legal services, Pharmaceutical & biotech, electronicscompanies and research organization across US, Europe, South America and India with morethan 400 end users. Patent iNSIGHT Pro is developed and marketed by Gridlogics , a researchdriven IT Company specializing in providing intellectual property analysis and visualizationsolutions to aid R&D and corporate strategy.Gridlogics is headquartered in Pune, India and has a sales presence in Delhi, Mumbai and USA.For more information:Visit us at: www.patentinsightpro.comOr call us at: 1-408-786-5524Or mail us at:Have a comment on this report? Mail us at feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com Page 44 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com
  45. 45. Sources & Referenceshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thin_film_rechargeable_lithium_batteryhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thin_filmhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defibrillators Page 45 of 45 © 2013 Gridlogics. All Rights Reserved. Patent iNSIGHT Pro™ is a trademark of Gridlogics Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Feedbacks and Comments on this report can be sent to feedback_tr@patentinsightpro.com

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