AeroVironment Receives Electric Vehicle Patent

Monrovia-based AeroVironment disclosed today that the firm has been granted a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. AeroVironment said the patent covers charging technology for battery packs and electric vehicles. AeroVironment's products include fast charge systems for electric vehicles. According to the USPTO, the patent was actually granted back in October of last year, and was filed in October of 2004. The patent names Blake Dickinson, Lisa Lei Horiuchi, and Nathaniel Jordan Ramer as inventors. The firm was represented by Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP in the patent application.