MANHASSET, N.Y. Advance Nanotech Inc., announced that its subsidiary, NanoFED, has filed for four further patent applications of its core nanodiamond technology in the U.S., European Union, Japan and South Korea, in collaboration with the University of Bristol.
NanoFED has an exclusive license from Bristol University (Bristol, U.K.) for commercializing the technology. The university and firm are also planning to file additional new patent applications for components related to its nanodiamond field emission device, developed as part of the NanoFED program.
NanoFED is developing a field emission display (FED) technology to produce low-voltage, rugged displays, compatible with existing manufacturing lines. The displays will be suited of use in cars and mobile phones, as well as high-resolution computers and television screens for medical and military uses.
According to Advance Nanotech, the nanodiamond emitter material has a significant advantage over competing technologies in that it can tolerate packaging processing steps traditionally used in CRT manufacture, improving yields and operational stability.
NanoLight is another collaborative effort with the University of Bristol where recently zinc oxide-based nanostructures, which could lead to a new range of hybrid phosphors offering enhanced performance, have been produced. These phosphors are currently being developed for use in field emission displays and solid state lighting.
Several other companies are exploring field emissive displays, including Motorola and Canon.