Cambrios Announces Issuance of an Important Inlicensed Patent Claiming Methods of Nanostructure Formation and Shape Selection
Cambrios Technologies Corporation announced today that an important patent has issued covering commercially relevant methods of manufacturing metal nanostructures.
U.S. Patent number 7,585,349 assigned to the University of Washington and covering an invention made by Younan Xia and Yougang Sun was licensed exclusively to Cambrios in its specific field of use.
Cambrios, an electronic materials supplier, has developed a novel material that the company sells under the trademark "ClearOhm™". In one form, this material is composed of silver nanowires distributed on surfaces to create transparent conductive networks. Cambrios is currently selling ClearOhm™ coating materials and ClearOhm™ material coated on substrates such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film, glass, polycarbonate and other substrates relevant to electronics, displays, touch screens, photovoltaic cells, organic LED (OLED) devices, e-paper and others.
"There are only a few ways to synthesize highly crystalline, highly conductive silver nanowires," said Dr. Michael Knapp, President and CEO of Cambrios. "The University of Washington's patent covers an extremely important method for this purpose because it is scaleable and cost-effective. At Cambrios, we have spent considerable time and resources developing a process that produces very pure, high performance materials that are now being commercialized. We congratulate Drs. Xia and Sun for the patent award."
Cambrios is an electronic materials company that develops proprietary, competitive products using nanotechnology. Cambrios implements its novel technology to simplify electronics manufacturing processes, improve end-product performance and identify ways to satisfy unmet industry needs.
The company's first product is ClearOhm™ coating material that produces a transparent, conductive film by wet processing. ClearOhm™ films have improved properties by comparison to currently used materials such as indium tin oxide and other transparent conductive oxides.
Applications of ClearOhm™ coating material include transparent electrodes for touch screens, liquid crystal displays, e-paper, OLED devices, and thin film photovoltaics.
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