WESTWOOD, Mass., March 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Nano-C announced today that it has acquired the core patents from Eikos, Inc. (US Patent No.7,060,241 and foreign counterparts) that govern the use of single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) in transparent conducting films for use in Displays, Touch Screens and related applications for their remaining term. Nano-C also acquired the Invisicon® trademark from Eikos.
Viktor Vejins, CEO and President of Nano-C, Inc., stated, "In 2015, Nano-C licensed these Eikos patents which provide the foundation for all transparent conductors that incorporate single-walled carbon nanotubes. This allowed Nano-C to confidently build collaborative and joint development agreements with major manufacturers in the display space. Acquisition of the patents strengthens these relationships as we look forward to launch the next generation of transparent and conducting films for a wide-range of formable, foldable and flexible displays."
Acquisition of the patents also enables Nano-C to launch its patented flexible ITO technology which offers device developers the same materials interface but with unparalleled mechanical durability for foldable display applications. In addition, the acquisition sets the stage for Nano-C's silver-nanotube hybrid films that can provide greater flexibility, lower surface roughness and higher electric current carrying capacity than silver nanowires on their own.
This acquisition capitalizes on Nano-C's strength in SWCNT manufacturing through to the formulation of inks and coatings. In addition to addressing the emerging needs of the display industry, Nano-C is extending the reach of SWCNT-based materials to new applications including transparent heaters for automotive LED headlamps, sensors, antennas, displays and touch sreens, and electrodes for solar cells.
About Nano-C, Inc.
Located in Westwood, Massachusetts, Nano-C is a leading developer of nanostructured carbon for use in energy and electronics applications. These materials include fullerenes, carbon nanotubes and their chemical derivatives. Nano-C's mission is to play a key role in enabling applications of these materials and is committed to their responsible development and use. Nano-C is a privately held company. For more information, visit: http://www.nano-c.com/.
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