Batteries

The following list contains the 147 patents Edison received concerning batteries. It is arranged in chronological order by execution date, which is the date on which Edison signed the application and the date in the patenting process that comes closest to the time of actual inventive activity. The application date is the date on which the Patent Office received and recorded the application; the issue date, the time at which the patent, having passed inspection and any legal challenges, was awarded.

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No. ExecutedApplied IssuedPatentNo.Title
53.10/31/7211/05/7209/23/73142,999Galvanic Batteries
274.06/21/8109/03/8109/02/90435,687Means for Charging and Using Secondary Batteries
347.05/19/8206/26/8203/06/83273,492Secondary Battery
353.06/03/8208/07/8203/20/83274,292Secondary Battery
583.01/21/8801/30/8808/19/90434,587Thermo-Electric Battery
645.06/15/8907/02/8906/17/90430,279Voltaic Battery
785.10/15/0010/31/0010/08/01684,204Reversible Galvanic Battery
786.10/15/0010/31/0011/19/07871,214Reversible Galvanic Battery
787.12/22/0001/08/0107/08/02704,303Reversible Galvanic Battery
788.02/18/0103/05/0105/13/02700,136Reversible Galvanic Battery
789.02/23/0103/01/0107/08/02704,304Reversible Galvanic Battery
790.02/23/0103/05/0105/13/02700,137Reversible Galvanic Battery
791.05/10/0105/17/0107/08/02704,305Electrode for Batteries
792.06/17/0106/20/0107/16/01678,722Reversible Galvanic Battery
793.06/17/0106/20/0110/08/01684,205Reversible Galvanic Battery
794.06/17/0106/20/0102/04/02692,507Reversible Galvanic Battery
795.06/17/0106/20/0106/03/02701,804Reversible Galvanic Battery
796.06/17/0106/20/0107/08/02704,306Reversible Galvanic Battery
800.02/11/0202/14/0207/28/03734,522Process of Nickel-Plating
801.09/29/0210/03/0205/05/03727,117Reversible Galvanic Battery
802.10/13/0210/21/0205/05/03727,118Process of Manufacturing Electrolytically-Active Finely-Divided Iron
803.11/13/0211/28/0203/03/03721,682Reversible Galvanic Battery
804.11/13/0211/28/0203/03/03721,870Funnel for Filling Storage-Battery Cans or Analogous Purposes
805.11/13/0211/28/0203/24/03723,449Electrode for Storage Batteries
806.11/13/0211/28/0203/24/03723,450Reversible Galvanic Battery
807.11/13/0211/28/0203/15/04754,755Compressing-Dies
808.11/13/0211/28/0203/15/04754,858Storage-Battery Tray
809.11/13/0211/28/0203/15/04754,859Reversible Galvanic Battery
810.11/13/0211/28/0207/05/04764,183Method of Separating Mechanically-Entrained Globules from Gases
811.11/13/0211/28/0205/07/07852,424Secondary Battery
815.12/18/0201/09/0301/19/04750,102Electrical Automobile
823.01/30/0303/05/0309/18/06831,269Storage-Battery Electrode-Plate
830.10/03/0310/05/0304/23/07850,912Process of Making Articles by Electroplating
831.10/03/0310/05/0306/18/07857,041Can or Receptacle for Storage Batteries
833.11/16/0311/18/0308/09/04766,815Primary Battery
835.11/20/0311/23/0312/10/07873,220Reversible Galvanic Battery
836.12/08/0312/10/0309/15/08898,633Filling Apparatus for Storage-Battery Jars & c.
837.06/08/0406/13/0408/16/04767,554Method of Rendering Storage-Battery Gases Non-Explosive
840.06/24/0406/29/0405/29/06821,622Process of Cleaning Metallic Surfaces
841.06/24/0406/29/0402/18/08879,612Alkaline Storage Battery
842.06/24/0406/29/0402/25/08880,484Process of Producing Very Thin Sheet Metal
843.07/12/0407/21/0408/22/05797,845Sheet Metal for Perforated Pockets of Storage Batteries
844.07/12/0407/21/0407/31/06827,297Alkaline Battery
846.07/18/0408/16/0403/21/05785,297Gas-Separator for Storage Batteries
847.08/10/0408/16/0407/23/07861,242Can or Receptacle for Storage Batteries
848.08/10/0409/28/0405/22/06821,032Storage Battery
850.09/26/0409/29/0404/10/06817,162Process of Treating Alkaline Storage Batteries
851.09/28/0409/29/0402/08/10948,542Method of Treating Cans of Alkaline Storage Batteries
853.10/29/0411/02/0405/29/06821,624Gas-Separator for Storage Batteries
854.10/29/0411/05/0405/29/06821,625Process of Treating Alkaline Storage Batteries
855.11/01/0411/02/0405/29/06821,623Storage-Battery-Filling Apparatus
856.02/16/0503/01/0502/25/08879,859Apparatus for Producing Very Thin Sheet Metal
857.03/17/0503/20/0511/14/05804,799Apparatus for Perforating Sheet Metal
858.03/23/0503/24/0511/05/07870,024Apparatus for Producing Perforated Strips
859.03/29/0503/30/0505/29/06821,626Process of Making Metallic Films or Flakes
860.03/29/0503/30/0505/29/06821,627Process of Making Metallic Flakes or Scales
861.03/29/0503/30/0508/07/06827,717Process of Making Composite Metals
862.03/29/0503/30/0512/25/06839,371Method of Coating Active Material with Flake-Like Conducting Material
863.03/29/0503/30/0505/21/07854,200Process of Making Storage-Battery Electrodes
864.03/29/0503/30/0506/25/07857,929Storage-Battery Electrode
865.03/29/0503/30/0503/17/08882,144Storage-Battery Electrode
866.04/26/0504/28/0507/16/07860,195Storage-Battery Electrode
867.04/26/0504/28/0508/06/07862,145Process of Making Seamless Tubular Pockets or Receptacles for Storage Battery Electrodes
868.04/26/0504/28/0511/22/10976,791Storage-Battery Electrode
870.05/15/0505/16/0502/27/06813,491Pocket-Filling Machine
872.05/20/0505/24/0502/22/10950,226Phonographic Recording Apparatus
873.05/20/0505/24/0507/05/10963,362Apparatus for Recording or Reproducing Sounds
874.05/20/0505/26/0505/29/06821,628Process for Making Conducting-Films
877.10/10/0510/12/0502/22/10950,227Apparatus for Making Metallic Films or Flakes
878.10/12/0510/14/0510/12/09936,433Tube-Filling and Tamping Machine
879.10/12/0510/14/0504/26/10956,317Tube-Sealing Machine
880.10/16/0510/17/0508/16/10967,178Tube-Forming Machine
881.10/31/0511/02/0503/03/08880,978Electrode Element for Storage Batteries
882.10/31/0511/02/0503/03/08880,979Method of Making Storage-Battery Electrodes
883.12/06/0512/07/0504/23/07850,913Secondary Battery
884.12/06/0512/07/0503/02/09914,342Storage Battery
885.01/09/0601/10/0607/02/07858,862Primary and Secondary Battery
886.01/19/0601/20/0604/16/07850,881Composite Metal
888.02/24/0603/19/0607/12/10964,096Process of Electroplating
890.07/13/0607/14/0603/02/09914,372Process for Making Thin Metallic Flakes
895.11/02/0611/03/0609/08/08898,404Process of Making Articles by Electroplating
899.11/28/0612/03/0602/08/10948,558Storage-Battery Electrode
903.01/11/0701/19/0709/10/07865,688Process of Making Metallic Films or Flakes
904.01/17/0701/18/0710/12/09936,525Process of Making Metallic Films or Flakes
905.01/18/0701/19/0709/10/07865,687Process of Making Nickel Films
912.05/08/0705/10/0701/14/08876,445Electrolyte for Alkaline Storage Batteries
913.05/15/0705/17/0703/02/09914,343Process of Making Storage-Battery Electrodes
921.02/04/0802/06/0808/25/08896,811Metallic Film for Use with Storage-Battery Electrodes and Process of Preparing the Same
923.02/04/0802/06/0811/16/09940,635Electrode Element for Storage Batteries
925.03/13/0803/18/0808/25/08896,812Storage Battery
927.03/13/0803/20/0808/08/11999,762Storage Battery and Process of Treating the Same
929.03/13/0803/23/0801/18/10946,540Storage Battery
962.05/13/1005/24/1012/05/161,207,382Primary Battery
963.05/19/1005/24/1011/22/10976,792Storage Battery
964.05/19/1005/24/1012/26/111,012,828Storage Battery
966.05/31/1006/06/1008/20/121,036,471Storage Battery
969.06/13/1006/17/1010/27/141,115,463Electrode Element
970.06/30/1007/01/1001/14/131,050,436Apparatus for Producing Rubber Strips
971.06/30/1007/01/1001/06/141,083,353Production of Perforated Strips
973.10/04/1010/07/1006/09/141,099,241Rectifier
979.01/25/1101/27/1107/30/121,034,002Storage Battery
980.01/25/1101/27/1107/30/121,034,003Battery-Cell Container
981.01/25/1101/27/1101/06/141,083,354Insulating Compound
986.04/07/1104/08/1101/06/141,083,355Art of Forming Chemical Compounds
987.04/07/1104/08/1101/06/141,083,356Storage Battery
988.04/07/1104/08/1101/11/161,167,484Production of Nickel Hydroxid
989.05/01/1105/09/1101/14/131,050,629Art of Separating Copper from Other Metals
990.05/12/1105/18/1101/14/131,050,630Art of Separating Copper from Other Metals
993.06/16/1106/21/1102/06/121,016,874Means and Method for Preventing Depletion of Electrolyte
995.07/24/1107/28/1102/06/121,016,875Electroplating Apparatus
996.11/28/1112/01/1103/11/131,055,524Dumping Mechanism
999.12/20/1112/22/1108/13/181,275,232Production of Finely-Divided Metals
1000.12/30/1101/11/1209/16/131,073,107Storage Battery
1002.01/12/1201/17/1206/22/151,143,818Charging Storage Batteries
1005.04/23/1204/30/1201/11/161,167,485Storage Battery
1006.05/20/1205/23/1207/25/161,192,400Electrical System for Automobiles
1008.05/31/1206/07/1204/04/161,178,063Receptacle-Filling Machine
1009.06/10/1206/13/1209/07/151,152,615Alternating-Current-Rectifying System
1010.06/10/1206/13/1209/07/151,152,616Contact for Electrical Apparatus
1013.07/27/1207/31/1202/05/181,255,517Starting and Current-Supplying System for Automobiles
1025.08/06/1408/10/1404/08/191,299,693Storage Battery
1027.08/27/1408/31/1409/19/161,198,426Production of Electrode Elements
1031.12/08/1512/13/1501/04/211,364,358Battery-Tray
1036.03/04/1603/06/1608/05/191,311,955Tube Filling and Tamping Machine
1039.01/16/1701/20/1705/21/181,266,780Storage Battery
1046.06/12/1906/17/1903/15/211,371,414Nickel-Plating
1047.06/18/1906/21/1911/23/201,359,972Electroplating
1048.06/24/1907/03/1902/22/211,369,271Cleaning of Metallic Surfaces
1051.08/28/1909/05/1901/10/221,402,751Storage-Battery Electrode and the Production of Same
1052.09/13/1909/16/1905/24/211,379,088Storage Battery
1053.09/24/1909/29/1901/04/211,364,359Protecting-Varnish for Electrodes of Electrolytic Cells
1054.09/30/1910/04/1905/24/211,379,089Production of Thin Metallic Sheets or Foils
1055.11/03/1911/06/1908/02/211,386,095Electrode Element for Galvanic Batteries and Method of Producing ame
1059.06/14/2006/16/2005/10/211,377,194Storage Battery
1060.07/08/2007/16/2005/23/221,417,464Production of Thin Metal Sheets or Foils
1061.08/23/2008/26/2008/08/221,425,184Production of Thin Metal Sheets or Foils
1062.12/31/2001/05/2104/08/241,489,240Voltaic Battery and the Production of Electrode Elements Therefor
1063.09/26/2109/28/2104/01/241,488,480Regeneration of Alkaline Storage-Battery Elements
1065.04/25/2204/26/2204/01/241,488,481Regeneration of Storage-Battery Elements
1066.06/23/2206/28/2207/24/281,678,246Production of Alkali-Metal Compounds from Silicates Containing Them
1068.05/11/2305/14/2311/29/271,651,196Storage Battery
1070.05/23/2305/25/2311/03/251,559,562Storage Battery
1073.02/20/2402/26/2409/07/261,599,121Production of Depolarizing Agent for Voltaic Battery
1074.02/25/2403/12/2402/17/251,526,326Storage Battery
1083.07/17/2507/24/2511/15/271,649,579Storage-Battery Electrode Element and Production Thereof
1089.10/11/2710/12/2708/06/291,723,609Apparatus for Producing Storage-Battery Electrode Elements
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