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December 20, 2012
08:39 EDTOIIMO2Micro receives patent for power source detection topology
O2Micro announced that it was issued 17 claims under United States patent number 8,242,742 for its Power Source Detection chargers, systems and methods. This invention, as part of a charger IC, compares a detection voltage to a predetermined reference voltage to identify whether the power source is a USB host or an AC adapter.
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December 17, 2014
08:40 EDTOIIMO2Micro awarded U.S. patent for BMS with Vertical Bus Circuits
O2Micro was granted a U.S. patent for its Battery Management Systems, or BM, with Vertical Bus Circuits. A BMS monitors battery modules to ensure safe operation and to maximize capacity and battery cycle life via connection to a host microprocessor. Vertical bus circuits enable the host processor to communicate with the battery management chips in a BMS. This invention, issued 24 claims under U.S. patent number 8,907,625, ensures an efficient BMS with low operating power consumption and system costs.

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