The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued two patents to Nanoptek Corporation. The Company now has five U.S. Patents, including U.S. Patent No. 7,947,221 that was issued in May, and nine patents pending or applied for, including four international.
All are directed to Nanoptek's core technology and business - products incorporating semiconductor photocatalysts that are nano-engineered (or "bandgap-shifted") to work more efficiently with sunlight to produce hydrogen from water, or to detoxify and disinfect air and water.
Nanoptek President and C.E.O. John Guerra said, "The breadth and depth of The Company's core technology are indicated by the two seemingly disparate patents issued today. U.S. Patent No. 7,992,528 directs Nanoptek's semiconductor bandgap-shifting technology to an apparatus for hydrogen-fueled vehicles, while U.S. Patent No. 7,995,871 directs a dynamic form of our technology to an electromagnetic tuning and modulating device and process that could allow more information transfer in the increasingly crowded telecommunications bandwidth. As we continue to focus on our core business applications and begin to roll out products, these patents both enhance our already strong position in the field of nano-engineered or band-gap shifted semiconductors and, we expect, will provide licensing opportunities as well."