PUBLISHER: KnowMade | PRODUCT CODE: 1072647
PUBLISHER: KnowMade | PRODUCT CODE: 1072647
How have industry leaders and start-ups positioned their pawns to address the glorious potential of silicon anode-based Li-ion batteries?
Knowmade's analysts have selected and analyzed more than 24,700 patents and patent applications grouped in more than 12,300 patent families (inventions) related to the whole supply chain of silicon anode-based Li-ion batteries (electrode materials, electrodes, electrolytes, battery cells). We have identified more than 1,800 different patent assignees involved in the Silicon anode patent landscape. The significant proportion of patents granted worldwide reflects a certain maturity of silicon anode technology for Li-ion batteries which is now being adopted by the industry. Nevertheless, numerous patent applications are still pending, meaning that R&D developments are still ongoing to solve technical issues related to silicon anode batteries
The report provides a clear overview of the most active patent applicants as well as a presentation of newcomers to the patent landscape. Furthermore, patent segmentation reveals the IP position of patent assignees by supply chain segments (anode material, electrode, battery cell) and highlights their key patent and recent IP developments for silicon anode materials (morphologies, compositions, manufacturing processes). Special attention has been paid to start-ups and Chinese ecosystem.
The silicon anode patent landscape was dominated by Japanese entities (Hitachi Chemical, Showa Denko, Mitsui, Panasonic/Sanyo, Sony, NEC, Toyota, etc.) and the two major South Korean battery companies (LG Chem, Samsung) until the early 2010s, but the IP activity from Chinese entities has exploded since 2015, representing today 45% of the patents.
The Chinese IP leaders are ATL, Guoxuan High-Tech, CATL, Shanshan Energy, COSMX, SVOLT, New Keli Chemical, EVE Energy and Yinlong Energy. Only a few Europeans (Bosch/Seeo, Nexeon and CEA) and Americans (Global Graphene, General Motors, Enevate and Amprius) have patents on silicon anodes for Li-ion batteries. The three main car manufacturers Toyota, General Motors and Nissan are present in the IP landscape.
We have identified more than 170 IP newcomers entering the patent landscape the last few years, including numerous start-ups: QingTao Energy Development, Sila Nanotechnologies, StoreDot, Wildcat Discovery Technology, Battflex, Coreshell Technologies, 3DBattery, QuantumScape, AnteoTech, Enwires, Blue Current, Graphenix Development, Cenate, SilLion (acquired by Tesla), OneD Materials, Enevate, Amprius, Nexeon, Nanospan, NanoGraf, Group14 Technologies, Qnovo, etc.
The report provides a detailed analysis of 17 key IP players and most promising IP newcomers: Samsung, LG Chem/LG Energy Solution, Panasonic/Sanyo, Murata/Sony, CATL, SVOLT, Toyota, Hitachi Chemical/Showa Denko, Shin-Etsu Chemical, Mitsubishi Chemical, BTR New Energy Material, Shanshan Energy, Nexeon, Amprius, StoreDot, Global Graphene, Guoxuan High-Tech. For each player, we summarize their IP portfolio, unveil their IP strategies by analyzing their key patents and recent IP developments.
The patents have been categorized by supply chain segment (anode material, anode, binder, electrolyte, battery cell. The report comprises specific parts dedicated to silicon anode materials, silicon anode and battery cell, in which the key IP players, IP newcomers, key patents and recent IP development related to are analyzed. In this report, Knowmade highlights the main silicon-based materials which are envisioned in patents to improve the cyclability and electrochemical performances of silicon anode materials, increase the yields and reduce the cost and environment impact of the material synthesis.
The report also includes an Excel database with the 12,300+ patent families (inventions) analyzed in this study. This useful patent database allows for multi-criteria searches and includes patent publication numbers, hyperlinks to an updated online database (original documents, legal status, etc.), priority dates, title, abstract, patent assignees, patent's current legal status, and segments (anode material, anode, binder, battery cell, electrolyte, equipment, etc.).
A123 Systems (Wanxiang group), Amprius, ATL (Amperex Technology), BAK Battery, BASF, Bosch/SEEO, BTR New Energy Material, BYD, Canrd New Energy Technology, CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd), Chery Automobile, COSMX, Enevate, EVE Energy, Fujifilm, Furukawa, General Motors, Global Graphene, GS Yuasa, Guoxuan High Tech Power Energy, Hitachi , Hitachi Chemical / Showa Denko, Hitachi Maxell, Huawei, Hyundai/Kia, JSR, LG Chem/LG Energy Solution, MGL New Materials, Mitsubishi Chemicals, Mitsui Chemicals, Mitsui Mining & Smelting, MU Ionic Solutions, Murata Manufacturing/Sony, NEC, New Keli Chemical, Nexeon, Nissan, Panasonic/Sanyo, Samsung, Sekisui Chemical, Shanshan Energy technology, Shin Etsu Chemical, SK Innovation, Soundgroup, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Sunwoda, SVOLT (Fengchao Energy Technology), TDK, Tinci Materials Technology, Toshiba, Toyota, Ube Industries, Umicore, Wacker Chemie, Yinlong Energy, Zeon, etc.