This undated photo provided by the Ovshinsky family shows Stan Ovshinsky. Ovshinsky, the self-taught inventor who developed the nickel-metal hydride battery used in the hybrid vehicle i

 

              This undated photo provided by the Ovshinsky family shows Stan Ovshinsky. Ovshinsky, the self-taught inventor who developed the nickel-metal hydride battery used in the hybrid vehicle i
This undated photo provided by the Ovshinsky family shows Stan Ovshinsky. Ovshinsky, the self-taught inventor who developed the nickel-metal hydride battery used in the hybrid vehicle industry, has died at his home in suburban Detroit after a fight with cancer, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. He was 89. (AP Photo/Ovshinsky Family)