Zyvex Receives 20th Patent

Jan 18, 2005, 00:00 ET from Zyvex Corporation

    RICHARDSON, Texas, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Zyvex Corporation today
 announced that the United States Patent and Trademark office has issued the
 company its 20th patent.
     The patents are all directed towards the company's nanotechnology
 commercialization activities and are fundamental to the company's
 NanoWorks(TM) Tools and NanoSolve(TM) Materials product lines.  The bulk of
 these patents deal with high precision automated assembly or precision
     "One of our key patents includes a demonstrated technology to make robust
 mechanical and electrical connections with unprecedented accuracy," said
 Zyvex's Chief Technical Officer John Randall, PhD.  "This invention has led to
 a fully automated pick-and-place process geared toward precision while
 remaining focused on low cost manufacturing."
     Some of the issued patents have led to other companies licensing Zyvex's
 intellectual property.  One such patent is for MicroElectroMechanical Systems
 (MEMS) design software, which is licensed to Coventor, Inc.  Another licensed
 patent, in the area of Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy, has led to the
 world's most sensitive real-time chemical analysis technique.  Other patents
 include new micro actuators with both a large range of motion and the ability
 to adjust their power off position.
     "I am extremely pleased with the quality of our patent portfolio,"
 continued Dr. Randall.  "All patents were conceived of by Zyvex inventors and
 are exclusively owned by Zyvex."
     In 2004, the company received recognition for its inventions when the
 State Bar of Texas awarded the "Inventor of the Year Award" to Zyvex's
 Director of Research, Dr. George D. Skidmore.  Each year the State Bar of
 Texas selects an Inventor of the Year based on the contributions of an
 inventor and the impact of their inventions to society and the Texas economy.
     The company, based in Richardson, Texas, has another seven U.S. patents
 allowed, 35 U.S. patents pending, 15 U.S. patent applications in process, and
 45 International patents pending.
     About the company
     Zyvex Corporation, based in Richardson, Texas, is the first molecular
 nanotechnology company.  Zyvex's vision is to be the leading worldwide
 supplier of tools, products, and services that enable adaptable, affordable,
 and molecularly precise manufacturing.  Zyvex commercializes nanotechnology to
 address real-world applications with high growth potential.  Zyvex carries its
 scientific breakthroughs into key commercial applications in the area of
 materials, tools, and structures.  For more information, please visit
 http://www.zyvex.com .

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