VIASPACE Increases Patent Portfolio Ionfinity Subsidiary Issued Broad-Based Patent on Applications of

New Ion Source

    PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VIASPACE Inc.
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   VSPC), a company that transforms proven space and defense
 technologies from NASA and the Department of Defense into hardware and
 software solutions that solve today's complex problems, announced that its
 subsidiary company, Ionfinity, has been issued its fourth patent,
 U.S. Pat. No. 6,940,074 entitled: "Devices incorporating soft ionization
 membrane" on September 6, 2005.  The patent covers a wide variety of next
 generation devices incorporating Ionfinity's advanced nanotechnology ionizers
 including devices utilizing electron streams such as light sources, electron
 bombardment sensors, thyratrons, vacuum tubes, plasma displays, microwave
 switches, and applications utilizing ion streams such as ion focused milling,
 maskless ion implantation, ion beam lithography, and semiconductor mask
 modification.  The announcement was made by Dr. Carl Kukkonen, CEO of
     Ionfinity is developing mass spectrometry technology for industrial
 process control and homeland security/national defense applications.
 Ionfinity has a contract with the Navy to develop a portable mass spectrometer
 to detect industrial chemicals and chemical warfare agents in air and water
 samples.  The company also has a contract from the US Air Force to apply the
 soft ionization membrane technology to electric propulsion for nano satellites
     The soft ionization membrane, invented by Ionfinity cofounder, Frank
 Hartley, formerly at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is a new technique to
 produce ions which are then used in a variety of commercial and defense
 applications.  The soft ionization membrane produces ions very efficiently
 without fragmenting the samples as many other ionization techniques do.  This
 leads to higher sensitivity and allows tabletop laboratory instruments, such
 as mass spectrometers, to be miniaturized and made portable.  In the process
 of producing ions, electrons are also produced and the current patent also
 covers applications of these electrons.
     Ionfinity has three other patents on its soft ionization membrane
 technology (U.S. Pat. Nos. 6,828,552, 6,642,526, and 6,610,986) and has an
 exclusive license from Caltech to U.S. Pat. No. 6,921,906 which relates to the
 use of an ionization membrane in connection with a rotating field mass
     About VIASPACE: Unparalleled Knowledge.  Unparalleled Solutions.
     VIASPACE is a diversified technology company with unparalleled knowledge
 and expertise in energy/fuel cells, microelectronics, sensors, homeland
 security & public safety, information & computational technology, and RFID.
 Founded in 1998 with the objective of transforming proven space and defense
 technologies from NASA and the Department of Defense into hardware and
 software solutions that solve today's complex problems, VIASPACE benefits from
 important patent and software licenses from Caltech, which manages NASA's Jet
 Propulsion Laboratory, and from relationships with research laboratories,
 universities, and other organizations within the advanced technology
 community.  For more information, please visit our website at, contact Investor Relations at (888) 359-9558 or, or Public Relations at
     Except for statements of historical fact, the information presented herein
 constitutes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private
 Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Such forward-looking statements
 involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may
 cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the company to be
 materially different from any future results, performance or achievements
 expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  Such factors include
 general economic and business conditions, the ability to acquire and develop
 specific projects, the ability to fund operations and changes in consumer and
 business consumption habits and other factors over which VIASPACE has little
 or no control.
      VIASPACE Inc.
      Dr. Carl Kukkonen, CEO


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