New Patent Awarded for MWNT-Based Conductive Polymers September 29, 2009 Catalytic Materials has recently been awarded US Patent 7,592,389 that covers the incorporation of the companies own multi-walled carbon nanotubes in various polymers to produce electrically conductive structures.With this technology it is possible to manufacture both composite sheets and fibers that can be utilized in a number of applications including electronic packaging, anti-static coatings, static dissipation and radio frequency and magnetic interference shielding.Catalytic Materials LLC has acquired a comprehensive collection of Intellectual Property and this patent adds to the extensive portfolio of advanced materials and technologies that cover the use of carbon nano-materials as electrodes in lithium ion batteries (US Patent 6,503,660) and PEM fuel cells (US Patent6,485,858), as well as other energy related areas.
Catalytic Materials Awarded Composition of Matter Patent for Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes June 25, 2009 Catalytic Materials LLC has been awarded a composition of matter patent on multi-walled carbon nanotubes by the United States Patent Office, US 7,550,129 entitled “Graphite Nanofibers having Graphite Sheets Parallel to the Growth Axis”.Carbon nanotubes are generally cylindrical and hence unreactive yielding low dispersions in a variety of solvent materials.Catalytic Materials LLC has developed a process by which flat faced, like an Allen key, rather than round tubes are produced resulting in better dispersibility, a feature that will open up more applications for these advanced materials. Good dispersion is required in the fabrication of advanced materials including conductive polymers. Compositions of matter patents are extremely difficult to obtain, but very important from the commercial point of view. It is the presence of corner sites that bestows the nanotubes with a number of properties that are superior to those of their cylindrical counterparts. June 2009 was a banner month for Catalytic Materials LLC as the company had two more patents issued and another one allowed by the US Patent Office.
Commercialization Award December 2006 Catalytic Materials LLC was selected as one of the eight small companies in the US that had participated in the DOE Commercialization Assistance program to receive the Outstanding Commercial Achievement Award that was presented in March 2007 by Dawnbreaker.The photograph shows Dr. Nelly Rodriguez (President) and Dr. Terry Baker (VP for Research) following the delivery of the Award.
CO-Free Hydrogen from Methane with Carbon Nanostructures as a Bonus September 13, 2004 In a revolutionary new process carbon nanostructures and CO-free hydrogen can now be manufactured from the direct decomposition of natural gas in one step process that further reduces costs. The nanocarbons exhibit extraordinary properties in catalysis and lithium ion batteries.